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The Tribune
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2008
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Volume: 104 No.89

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‘Ninety’ found quiity

Samuel Knowles
convicted of two drug
trafficking charges

MORE than a year after being
extradited to the United States,
accused “drug kingpin” Samuel
“Ninety” Knowles was yesterday
found guilty of two drug traffick-
ing charges by a Florida jury. ,

A US Grand Jury yesterday
convicted Knowles of conspiracy
to import cocaine and conspiracy
to distribute the illegal drug. He
was also convicted on the charge
of possessing cocaine with intent
to distribute. -

This ruling came at the conclu-
sion of Knowles’ retrial before a
Fort Lauderdale jury.

Knowles is scheduled to appear

before a District Court Judge on -

May 23 to be sentenced.

Designated as a “drug kingpin”

by US president George W Bush
under the Foreign Narcotics
Kingpin Designation Act -
Knowles was extradited to the
US to face trial there in 2006 on
_ an indictment dating from 2000.

The charges related to drug
crimes which took place in the
mid-1990s,

Federal prosecutors have
alleged that he might have been
involved in the distribution of $1

_ billion worth of cocaine.

Knowles first appeared before
a Fort Lauderdale Grand Jury on
November 14, 2007. .

The trial lasted only six days.
Knowles’ defence rested its case
prematurely after two of their wit-
nesses failed to show up to testify.

On November, 27, 2007, a mis- .

trial was declared by the Fort
Lauderdale judge after the major-
ity of jurors were unable to reach
a verdict.

Knowles’ second trial was
scheduled to start on February
19, 2008. However, the retrial had
to be postponed after the accused

SEE page eight

Esfakis inquest results ‘a sign
judicial system functioning well’

THE results of the inquest into the death of Christopher Esfakis at
Doctors Hospital is a sign that the judicial system is functioning well,

according to one family member.

Leandra Esfakis, sister of Christopher Esfakis, issued a statement yes-
terday saying that the verdict should be considered important by all

Bahamians.

“It is important to this country, at a time when the judicial system is
under attack for being dysfunctional, as the inquest confirms that the
judicial system can work: witnesses were called, evidence heard, and a
verdict delivered — albeit five years late,” she said.

On February 29, the Coroner’s Court delivered a verdict in the .

April, 2002 death of Christopher Esfakis, age 42, of “death by natural
causes with a substantial and significant contribution made by neglect.”

According to the evidence given, Christopher Esfakis walked into
Doctors Hospital about 1am Saturday, April, 20, 2002. He was admit-
ted for treatment for mostly first and second degree burns to 25 per cent
of his body. He died Monday, April 22, at 7pm.

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PM We as over Baha Mar

PM claims Christie could not Shee
deal with Cable Beach Resorts

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

DESPITE negotiations
between the developers of the
Cable Beach Resorts up to two
days before the election, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham told
the House of Assembly that
Perry Christie could not “close
the deal.”

“The leader of the opposition
the other night at his party’s
convention said that I took nine
months to arrive at a decision in

SEE page eight

Peet suggests doubt over Cable Beach
tleal can damage investor confidence

Hubert Ingraham



@ By BRENT DEAN

Tribune Staff. Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net



NORTH Andros and Berry Islands MP Vincent Peet has sug-

‘gested that the doubt expressed by government on the Cable
Beach Resort deal can damage investor confidence in the country.
He challenged government to come forward and tell the public if
it does not have confidence in the Cable Beach Resort Develop-
ment.

Mr Peet reminded the House of Assembly yesterday during the

debate on the resolution to authorize the government to transfer
land to the Cable Beach developers, that more than $100 million has

SEE page eight

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: Felipé Major/T ribune staff



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

THE PRIME Minister has
expressed doubts about the
ability of one of the two part-
ners in the Cable Beach Resort
development — Baha Mar — to
finance the multi-billion dollar
development; while-also out-
lining to the House.of Assem-
bly how the developers
attempted to pressure the for-
mer PLP government into
granting them additional con-
cessions totalling $255.6 mil-
lion. :

Mr Ingraham told the
House, while speaking on a res-
olution to provide the govern-
ment with the authorization to
transfer portions of land in
Cable Beach to the developers
of the resort, that despite his
scepticism regarding Baha
Mar’s ability to find financing,
he thinks Harrah’s, its joint
venture partner, is able to do
so.

“Mr. Speaker, so when we
came to office we were faced
with the circumstance that the
previous government was
unable come to terms with
Baha Mar on an amended
agreement. And, that the pre-
vious government was not sat-
isfied that Baha Mar had
demonstrated it had the means
of funding available to it to
undertake the project, notwith-
standing all the ‘public
announcements about the pro-
ject,” he said.

“We communicated to Baha
Mar our concern also about
their ability to finance the pro-
ject, and they provided us with
a number of additional bits and
pieces of information. They

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Tensions run
high after
officers shoot
man wanted
by police

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

TENSIONS flared up
between the police and
members of an inner-city
community yesterday morn-
ing when officers shot a man
who is reportedly wanted in
connection with “several
offences.”

While the police yester-
day said that the man was
the first to open fire when
they approached, residents
of Wilson Tract, off Wulff
Road, claimed that the offi-
cers shot an unarmed man.

At press time last night
the man, believed to be a
resident of the Wulff Road
area, was still undergoing
surgery for a gunshot wound
to his abdomen.

Police were withholding
hisname. ,

Press liaison officer Asst

SEE page 11
Oil tanker
successfully
removed
from reef

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

THE Shell Oil tanker “Ficus”
has been successfully removed
from a reef off the south-west coast
of New Providence, Minister of
Labour and Maritime Affairs Dion
Foulkes announced yesterday.

A week after the tanker ran
aground near Goulding Cay car-
rying 120,000 barrels of oil, the ves-
sel was “refloated” without inci-
dent early yesterday morning.

“As announced previously,
SMIT International, a salvage com-
pany, proposed rescuing the vessel
by removing its cargo and refloat-
ing the vessel at high tide. The
operation which began Monday
afternoon was completed (yester-
day),” Minister Foulkes said in a
statement.

When the tanker was first

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Call for govt to disclose all alleged
financial irregularities at BEC

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

THE Bahamas Electrical
Workers Union is calling on
government to publicly disclose
all alleged financial irregulari-
ties at BEC and to hold those
responsible for the discrepan-
cies accountable.

This statement was made
yesterday by BEWU president
Dennis Williams after the FNM
government revealed in the

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House of Assembly last week
that BEC is losing millions of
dollars.

Mr Williams said that “a
monopoly like BEC, which
passes a significant cost of oil
onto the consumer via a fuel
charge, can make a reasonable
profit for the Bahamian tax-
payers.”

However, the BEWU presi-
dent conceded that BEC can
only make a profit if the cor-
poration is run efficiently and
“prudent business decisions are

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made in the best interest of the
corporation and the country.”

Mr Williams also named sev-
eral factors, which in the
union’s view are significantly
contributing to the financial
losses.

Giving his contribution to the
mid-year budget report last
week, Minister of State for
Public Utilities Phenton Ney-
mour disclosed that BEC’s loss-
es for the 2006/2007 fiscal year,
which ended on September 30,

2007, are expected to amount

to $10.2 million. He added that
first reports also indicate that
losses in the 2007/2008 fiscal
year could be as high as $11
million.

The BEWU president yes-
terday sought to enlighten the
Bahamian public about the
union’s views on why BEC is
losing money.

' From the union’s standpoint,
he said, one of the factors
which is causing BEC to oper-
ate at a loss is the “constant”
out-sourcing of contracts

amounting in the millions of
dollars, for work which BEC’s
staff can efficiently perform.
The BEWU further claimed
that the refusal of BEC to col-
lect millions of dollars in rev-
enue each year from the medi-
um and large residential con-
sumers and the business com-
munity, as well as‘ the failure
to implement stringent policies,
is leading to the annual losses.
Another factor contributing
to the financial losses, accord-
ing to the BEWU, is the pro-





MINISTER OF STATE for Public
Utilities Phenton Neymour dis-
closed that BEC’s losses for the
2006/2007 fiscal year, which ended
on September 30, 2007, are expect-
ed to amount to $10. 2 million.

curement and operation of gas
turbines in BEC’s power plants,

“which are approximately four
times more expensive to oper-
ate than cost effective slow-
speed diesel machines.”

The cheaper, slow-speed
diesel machines, the union
added, are readily available in
the electrical utility industry.

The BEWU president said
that over the past few years the
union has noted several allega-
tions of financial irregularities
within BEC, “which may have
negatively impacted the
finances of the corporation.”

“The union, therefore, calls
upon the government to report
to the public and to fully dis-
close the alleged irregularities
in BEC to the Bahamian tax-
payer and to make all, if any,
accountable who are responsi-
ble for such actions,” the
BEWU president said.

The BEWU is further call-
ing on government to fully dis-
close to the Bahamian people,
the contracts that were award-

.ed over past years and the con-

tracts that are presently being
negotiated and awarded by
BEC.

Mr Williams said that the
union has not and will not allow
bad management, political
interference in the day-to-day

operation of BEC, or the “con-
‘stant abuse and misuse of the

public funds” to negatively
impact the well-being of the
900 line staff employed at the
corporation.

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In brief

Police Fire
Branch officers
sent to Texas
for advanced
training

BACARDI and Company
Limited sent three officers of
the Police Fire Branch to
Texas for advanced training.

Fire Chief Franklyn Clarke
and Assistant Fire Chief
Cedric Deveaux, who are also
Bacardi employees, with Fire
Branch training officer
Demeris Armbrister spent
time at the Texas A&M Uni-
versity fire fighting school at
College Station.

’ The company said in a state-

ment that the project was just
one of its efforts “to continue
in the spirit of excellence and
as a good corporate citizen”.

It said the purpose of the
course “was to provide fire-
fighters with a solid founda-
tion of knowledge and skills
to safely resolve a variety of
structures found in a plant
facility in compliance with the
National Fire Protection
Agency (NFPA 1081).

“Through field exercises,
the student gained confidence
in their abilities to handle a
variety of emergency situa-
tions.”

The course covered the fol-
lowing topics:

e Introduction to fire
brigades

e Firefighter safety/person-
nel protection

e Applications of personal
protective equipment (PPE)

e Fire streams and appli-
ances :

° Self-contained breathing
apparatus (SCBA)

e Dry chemical agents and
applications
' e Pre-emergency planning

e Strategies and tactics

¢ incident command

e Fire behaviour

e Fundamentals of fire-
figuting

e Rescue piscedures

_© Salvage and overhaul.
operations

e Fundamentals of ventila-
tion

e Plant fire prevention

“The men performed very
well during the five days of
training, and Bacardi and
Company Limited believes
that this joint training exer-
cise will only enhance the
already good working rela-
tionship between the two
organisations,” said the state-
ment.

The three men had to pass a
written and practical certifi-
cation test given by the PRO
Board of America, a national
and world recognised certifi-
cation board.

“This means that these men
can practise anywhere in the
world as professional fire-
fighters. Bacardi and Compa-
ny Limited fire brigade mem-
bers have been trained by the
Texas University system,” the
statement said. ‘

“Bacardi and Company
Limited congratulates these
three men on successfully
completing the NFPA 1081
Industrial Interior Fire
Brigade Training,” it added.

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from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 3

Marco City election court case: Number



of voters challenged is reduced again

Laing attorney continues cross-examination of PLP’s Pleasant Bridgewater

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE



THE number of voters being
challenged by PLP Senator
Pleasant Bridgewater in the
Marco City election court case
was reduced again yesterday
from 103 to 95.

Ms Bridgewater’s attorney
Philip“Brave” Davis told the
court yesterday that based on
information received from the
Department of Immigration,
they were satisfied that eight
of the persons Ms Bridgewater
is challenging on the basis of
citizenship were in fact Bahami-
an citizens at the time of last
year’s election.

Fred Smith, attorney for
FNM MP Zhivargo Laing, con-
tinued his cross-examination of
Ms Bridgewater yesterday,
questioning her about several
voters who she is claiming were
not ordinarily resident in the
Marco City constituency.

Mr Smith questioned Ms
Bridgewater extensively about
where her sister, Peggy Bridge-
water, had resided between the
relevant period of November
2006 and May 2007. Ms Bridge-
water, who was told by Senior

Justice Anita Allen on several;

occasions to answer Mr Smith’s

questions specifically, testified .



Pleasant Bridgewater



that her sister stayed at several
locations between that period
as she and her husband were
experiencing marital problems.
Ms Bridgewater told the court,
however, that Gladstone Ter-
race was her permanent address
at that time. Mr Smith suggest-

- ed to Ms Bridgewater that when

her sister Peggy and nephew,
Allison, had moved out of
Gladstone Terrace in early
2006, they never returned. Ms
Bridgewater denied this saying
that they had been “back and
forth.”

Mr Smith then questioned
Ms Bridgewater about Terese
Austin, another voter who she is
challenging. Ms Bridgewater
told the court that she did not



know Ms Austin, but had visit-
ed her registered address at
Kitchener Avenue at least four
times between the relevant peri-
od. Ms Bridgewater recalled
that in December 2006 she had
visited the address to give out
her annual Christmas times and
to keep in touch with her con-
stituents. Mr Smith, however,
suggested to her that she had
not visited the residence to keep
in touch as she had never met
Ms Austin.

Ms Bridgewater replied that
she had not gone to the resi-
dence to keep in touch with Ms
Austin as she did not live there.
Ms Bridgewater told the court
that in late January 2007 she
realised that Ms Austin had reg-

Freeport man charged over



armed robbery of doctor

ANTI-CRIME
OPERATION AT ABACO

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

FREEPORT - A Freeport
man was charged in the Eight
Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court
in connection with the armed
robbery of a doctor.

Jemeke Pitt, 22, of Cabot

. Drive, appeared before Mag-

istrate Helen Jones on

_ Wednesday. .
He was also charged with

receiving.

Pitt was represented by K
Brian Hanna.

It is alleged that on March 1,
Pitt, while being concerned
with another person and
armed with a knife, robbed
the doctor of $150 cash, a wal-
let, and a Bahamian driver’s
licence, together valued at
$240.

It is also alleged that on the .

same day, he dishonestly
received $13 cash, the prop-
erty of the doctor, knowing
the same to have been
obtained by an offence.

Pitt elected summary trial
on the armed robbery charge,
and the prosecution withdrew
the second charge.

The matter was adjourned
to April 29 for a preliminary
inquiry.

Pitt was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison, Fox Hill,
until that date.

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During the operation, police
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were reportedly being sought
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istered to vote and subsequent-
ly went to Kitchener Avenue to
inquire about her. Ms Bridge-
water told the court that she
even went to Ms Austin’s regis-
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Eric Brown, who she claimed
she knew did not live at his ree-
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wife, who had worked with her
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Investors and birthright of Bahamians

THE BAHAMAS is a country that
needs foreign investors to maintain the stan-
dard of living to which its people have grown
accustomed.

However, more and more Bahamians are
feeling that they are being asked to give up
too much of their birthright to attract the
investor.

Since more of the agreements made by
the previous government for the western end
of the island are coming to light, we are being
bombarded with telephone calls from con-
cerned Bahamians.

Many believe, especially younger Bahami-
ans, that foreigners are taking over their pub-
lic beaches while they are being herded
inland. Frustrated, they warn of an explo-
sion.

There are frequent complaints from Har-
bour Island — the jewel in the Bahamas’
crown — about developments that are either
too large for the size of the quaint little island,
or too many for an island that hasn’t enough
water or electrical power to support what is
already there.

The excessive development, said one resi-
dent, is threatening the “social fabric” of the
island and reducing the Bahamian to a minor-
ity.

There are complaints about the over large
Bimini development that has destroyed some
of that island’s wetlands, and then there is a
development at Abaco that has created prob-
lems, and so the list goes on.

The Coastal Awareness Committee has
launched a programme to educate Bahamians
on how to protect their coastal environment.
The committee is planning events as it strives
“to sustain the natural beauty of these islands
for our socio-economic welfare and that of
our guests.”

But so far the committee is only talking in
generalities.

Bahamians have to decide what kind of a
Bahamas they want — a Bahamas that will
protect their rights, but also embrace and
protect the rights of the much-needed
investor.

This island should be zoned — as it was
many years ago — resort, residential, busi-
ness,

Bahamians should have access to their
beaches. Decisions have to be made as to

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destroy the way of life of a people, which
attracted the investor to it in the first place.

It has to be decided whether an investor
will be allowed to dredge a canal for a mari-
na through a beach, which, as far back as
memory goes, was open to the whole com-
munity. Residents of Delaporte are com-
plaining about how their beach has been
eroded by the Sandyport development and its
canal. From time to time Sandyport replaces
the sand sucked from the Delaporte beach by
its development. Here again government can-
not just stipulate that a developer has to
replace a beach that has been damaged by his
project. It has to stipulate the quality of that
replacement. We have photographs of sand
replacement at Delaporte that contains large
boulders, all kinds of undesirable debris,
including dangerous metal objects, and dis-
carded building material. It is a disgrace that
anyone should be allowed to get away with
this. The affected Delaporte residents should
immediately do something about it and
demand that the replaced sand be sifted
before it is returned to their beach.

We have the Montagu Beach, which
Bahamians still enjoy, but it is certainly not
the beach that we knew more than 60 years
ago. It has been seriously damaged by the
dredging of sand in the harbour.

One of New Providence’s most magnifi-
cent beaches was destroyed when Crystal
Palace was allowed to build on it instead of

across the road — which would have pro-"

tected the hotel from the ravages of storms,
and retained the beach for both visitors and
Bahamians. The location of this hotel also
undermined the beach of the nearby Nassau
Beach Hotel.

Decisions have to be made about truckers
digging up beaches to supply sand to builders.
Also cutting down hills that lays this island
bare to destructive hurricanes. As the hills are
cut down there is nothing to protect resi-
dents from a rising, crashing ocean. But,
again, people are doing whatever they want
with the land, diminishing and destroying.

Many decisions have to be made and leg-
islated so that no government can negotiate
agreements that will undermine our people’s
quality of life. If rules are set an investor
before he decides on a plan will know exact-
ly what is expected of him and what he can
expect in return from this country. This will
avoid tension and future misunderstanding
between Bahamians and new residents.

THE TRIBUNE





Scared and
offended |

by airport

experience

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I WISH to write a letter of
concern, directed mainly to
females travelling alone at the
Sir Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport.

While travelling last week, I
had an early flight to Florida
for a business meeting, and
since J arrived at the airport at
4.30 in the morning it was fair-
ly dark.

Now I do realise that I
should have been more alert
to my surroundings, and
should have paid close atten-
tion to the signs, but I must
admit that when travelling
alone on the streets of Nas-
sau in recent times — there is
a certain fear that exists due to
the increasing crime rate in
the Bahamas that our govern-
ment refuses to seriously do
anything about (until it touch-
es them). So when I pulled up
to the parking lot at Sir Lyn-
den Pindling Airport, I only
wanted to get my ticket, park
my vehicle and get inside.

Needless to say, I did not
look at where I was parking

' nor the rates that I would be

charged.

After a hectic day in Flori-
da, the only thing I wanted to
do was to come home, but fate
would have it that the traffic
made it impossible for me to
make my original flight, so I
was delayed for another two
hours.

It was after 11 o’clock on
Friday evening when I finally
made it through Customs and
I walked very quickly to the
parking lot to retrieve my
vehicle.

I looked in my wallet, and
realised I had about $17 in




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cash left, and concluded that
the rates couldn’t have. gone
up that much, and I would
have sufficient monies to get
out of the parking lot, since it
was originally $8 a day.

Tired, frustrated, and in
need of a good meal, I pulled
up to the exit, and presented
my ticket to the young man
behind the window, but to my
horror, not only did he tell me
that parking at the airport in
Short Term for one day was
$30 (much more than any
parking lot in the entire coun-
try), but after I told him I only
had $17 in cash, the young
man told me that in order for
me to leave the parking lot I
had to offer him “something
of value.” 3

The first thought that ran
through my mind, was this lit-
tle boy must be joking, but I
assure you Mr Editor — he
was not.

I did not look like a prosti-
tute, and I was baffled, offend-
ed, bewildered and scared all
at once. This was not happen-
ing. Not in my Bahamas?

I know that I should have
paid attention to which park-
ing lot I entered. I know that it
was my fault that I parked ina
$30 parking zone (which is
totally absurd to begin with,
but I guess the government

will get it out of us one way or .

the other), and the point is
while I truly didn't mind
reversing my vehicle to go to
the ATM and get the neces-




sary funds to pay for the park-
ing, I wonder how many other
women he’s used this line on,
and has benefited from it.
With the country in its cur-
rent state of fear due to the
increasing murders every day
and uncertainty of what is
going to happen to our econ-
omy, and with the government
looking to the church for
answers to solve the problems

.with young men, how are we

(women particularly) to feel
safe when public servants (I
assume) can tell innocent
women (because I know he
would never say that toa
man) to give him “something
of value” to get out of paying
the $30 parking fee, and how
many times has the airport's
till suffered for his folly.

I was outraged, but after
reversing my car and picking
up my passenger (who was a
man), and going back to the
window to pay my $30 for one
day parking — he had nothing
to say. Had I not had any
more money, had I not had
an extra passenger travelling
with me that night, what
would have been my fate that
night at the airport, and more
importantly how many other
women has he done this to?

It may not be a grave con-
cern for men who can handle
themselves, but for business
women and single women like

me who travel alone — this is”

important, and I hope you can
make sure other women get
to see this as well — if only
to be aware.

KAELIN THOMPSON
Nassau,
March 3, 2008.

Stop the hypocrisy on gambling

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I KNOW the sh*t is going to
hit the fan now about gambling
in this country!

My hero, the Rt Hon Hubert
Alexander Ingraham, made a
statement which suggested that

we MUST take a position on,

gambling, and every other law
in this country that either can-
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consideration to legalizing num-
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I can guarantee now, that the
noise will begin!

When it starts, I have two
questions.......

Where were all the noise
makers during the last umpteen
years? .

And which one of these
“saints” took the battle to the
field and fought for gambling
to cease, or for a single person
to be prosecuted for breaking
the law by gambling? Did they
just find out that gambling is
our No. 1 industry?

Come to think of it, how
many of them have gambled
themselves? If you think you

haven’t, think again!.....any tick-
et that you purchase, whether it
be from the “numbers man”, or
a local charity or church to
“take a chance” on winning
anything is a gamble!

I have never bought a lottery
ticket and I prefer to donate to
a charity rather than take a
chance on winning something
by buying a ticket to support
them, but I agree with The
Prime Minister — Let’s stop the
hypocrisy, and put our support
behind a man, who is willing to
take a stand!

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HENDERSON

Nassau,

February 15, 2008.

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portrays himself —
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PRESIDENT Hugo Chavez
portrayed himself as a man of
peace on Wednesday, even as
he moved tanks and thousands
of troops to the border in a
growing international crisis
over Colombia's decision to
attack leftist rebels in
Ecuadorean territory, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

Most of the 10 battalions
Chavez mobilized have
reached the border, zone and
are ''ready to defend the sacred
sovereignty of the homeland"'
if necessary against Colombia's
U.S.-supported military,
Defense Minister Gen. Gusta-
vo Rangel Briceno said.
Ecuador said it sent 3,200
troops to its border with
Colombia on Monday.

Chavez, meanwhile, said it's
the U.S. ''empire and its lack-
eys,'' not Venezuela or
Ecuador, that pose a constant :
threat of war. ;

Chavez and Ecuadorean :
President Rafael Correa have
been seeking international con-
demnation of Colombia for the
military strike on Ecuadorean
soil. They scored a victory of
sorts in Washington on
Wednesday, where the Orga-
nization of American States
approved a resolution drafted :
jointly by Ecuador and Colom- ;
bia declaring the raid to be a
violation of Ecuador's sover-
eignty.

The resolution also called for
OAS Secretary-General Jose
Miguel Insulza to lead a dele-
gation to both countries to

_address the crisis.

The United States was the
only OAS nation offering
Colombia unqualified support.
Many other countries worried
openly about the attack inside
Ecuador, despite Colombia's
complaints that Venezuela and
Ecuador have both provided
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STATE Minister for Finance
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despite the economic chal-
lenges facing the Caribbean,
the region is still a preferred
destination in the global
tourism market.

He was addressing the 24th
Special Meeting of the Council
for Trade and Economic
Development (COTED) at the
Sheraton Cable Beach Resort
yesterday. ,

“We assemble at this time in
this place at a time of change,
challenge, possibility and
uncertainty. The global eco-
nomic climate is challenged by
escalating oil prices and declin-
ing financial fortunes. Political
change seems to be the order
of the day in our region and
beyond,” Mr Laing said.

He told ministers of finance
and financial advisers in atten-
dance that the impact of
emerging trade agreements,
including the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA),
challenges the status quo of
doing business across the
region. ;

“As we gather, we will no
doubt discuss all the very
weighty issues and more. I
hope for the best in these dis-
cussions and take this time to
welcome each of you,” he said.

“Notwithstanding this, these
are also times of possibilities.
Functional co-operation still
offers the hope for improving
the social, economic and polit-
ical fortunes of our region and
thereby enhancing the lot of
the peoples that call it home,”

_Mr Laing said. .
He continued: “The rising

cost of food is impacting the
pocket books of peoples
throughout our territories.
These are indeed times of chal-
lenge, change and uncertainty.

“There is enormous wealth
in our world, skewed in its dis-
tribution as it is. Many devel-

‘oping nations are making gains

in their own economic fortunes,
even if not at the pace they
would have hoped,” Mr Laing
said.

“The Caribbean, despite its





despite economic challenges

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MINISTER OF State for Finance Zhivargo Laing addressing the 24th

Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Develop-
ment (COTED). Seated left is Dr Kenneth Baugh, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica.

competitive challenges in the
world’s most robust and expan-
sive industry; tourism, still
maintains a prominent place in
the hearts of global travellers,”
Mr Laing said.

“Modern information and
communication technology
continues to offer unrealised
possibilities for personal wealth
creation, national economic

* growth and regional develop-

ment,” he said. |:

The COTED. consists of,

Ministers designated to pro-
mote the development and
operation of the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy,
ensure international competi-

tiveness of industrial and agri-
cultural commodities, and co-
ordinate policies for the
enhancement of external eco-
nomic and trade relations of
CARICOM.
The COTED, the 12th Meet-
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and Planning (COFAP), and
the 19th Inter-Sessional Meet-
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undreds flock to ‘Christian
Youth for Positive Change’ rally

HUNDREDS of young peo- CARLOS REID at the youth rally
ple attended the first ‘Christian — which attracted hundreds of young
Youth For Positive Change’ _ people.
Rally held recently at St John's
College Auditorium, Stapledon
Gardens, and based on the
feedback, organisers are being
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events to provide positive out-
lets for the nation's youth.

The ecumenical event
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who addressed a variety of
issues facing young people.

The speakers included Ms
Diana Francis, who spoke on
the topic “Anger and Conflict
Resolution,” Ms Simone Bowe,
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Emcees for the evening were
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Mitchell concerned by
FNM’s public doubts

over Baha Mar project

FOX HILL MP Fred
Mitchell yesterday expressed
concern that members of the
FNM government are publicly
conveying doubts about the
Baha Mar project.

“Imagine the world looking
at this discussion this morn-
ing where the lead spokesman
for the government and a min-
ister of the government is say-
ing that they have doubts
about the project. Why would
a financier want to put money
into a project that the govern-
ment has doubts about. We
have to be very careful about
what kind of message we send
out,” Mr Mitchell said during
his contribution on a resolu-
tion to authorise the transfer
of portions of land on Cable
Beach to the developers of the
project.

In addition to expressing
concerns about the comments
made by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, who raised
questions about the ability of
one of the developers to
finance the project yesterday,
Mr Mitchell also rejoiced that
the parliament was finally tak-
ing up an issue he deems use-
ful, namely a the resolution
which is necessary for the pro-
ject to go-ahead.

“At last this government has
put before this House some-
thing of productive value. This
resolution today will, if
approved, begin the process
of bringing additional invest-
ment to the Bahamas,” Mr
Mitchell said.

Although the PLP supports
foreign direct investment, con-
tinued Mr Mitchell, it has

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any oligarchy,” he said.

The Fox Hill MP also blast-
ed the FNM for delaying the
Cable Beach deal. Many
opposition MPs have cited the
government’s decision to
review this and other projects
left in the pipeline by the
Christie government, as caus-
es for the slowing economy.

“We made a decision to
conclude an agreement with
Baha Mar. That agreement



was good for the Bahamas.
We have been pushing this
government since we came to
office to conclude the agree-
ment. They have dawdled,
stopped, reviewed and can-
celled until the economic situ-
ation in the country is getting
so desperate that they now
have to move with dispatch
post haste to get something
going before we have a col-
lapse,” he said.

“One of my constituents
tells me that the government
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properties and so those con-

tractors today are hurting; that
if you go by the sand place
you will see trucks lined off
into'the distance, only they
are not waiting for sand, but
waiting for a job. There is
nothing to do. Such is the fate
under the stop, cancel and
review government,” added
Mr Mitchell.

In response to FNM criti-
cisms about the negotiation
practices of the PLP on the
Cable Beach deal, Mr Mitchell
shifted focus to the FNM’s
record.

“Certainly the decisions
with regard to the transfer of
the fee simple at Baha Mar
was a judicious decision taken
against the need for job cre-
ation, to stimulate the econo-
my, to revitalise the dying or
dead Cable Beach strip. In
fact, the decision of the PLP in
that regard was no more inju-
dicious or antithetical to the
pubic interest than the FNM’s
decision to literally give away
the now Breezes and Sandals
properties on Cable Beach.
That netted less than what was
left outstanding on the mort-
gages on the properties, and
with the government picking
up in that case the severance
pay for the employees of those
properties,” he said.

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‘Tensions run high after officers

shoot man wanted by police

FROM page one

Supt Walter Evans told The
Tribune yesterday that the
man in question has been
vanted by the authorities
for some time now in con-
nection with “several
offences.”

Mr Evans said he did not
have the list of offences
readily available, but added
that the man was not on
bail for any charges at the
time he was shot.

He explained that police
yesterday morning received
information about the cur-
rent whereabouts of the

to locate him on Wilson
Tract.

At around 7.45am yester-
day, Mr Evans said, police
approached the wanted
man and he fled on foot
into a bushy area “while
shooting at the officers.”

The officers returned fire
and the man was hit in his
abdomen.

Last night, police were
still searching for the man’s
weapon in the bushes
around Wilson Tract.

Residents on the scene
yesterday morning, who
claimed to have witnessed
the entire incident, alleged
that the police officers did

cedure in approaching the
man, claiming they shot an
unarmed man.

Dismissing these claims
by residents and speaking
to apparent tensions
between the police and
some inner-city areas, Supt
Asst Evans yesterday said
that the police are “not at
odds with any community.”

While he conceded that
there are “pockets in soci-
ety where some persons
feel aggrieved by the
police,” he emphasised that
it is the duty of the police
to go into all communities
to ensure that the law is
upheld and guns are

wanted man and were able

“FROM page one

already been invested by this group in the hotel
Strip.

“Now any government would want to encour-
age the investors. Because if this government has
no confidence in this investor then say so. Say
so,” said Mr Peet.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham earlier in
the session, expressed doubt in the ability of
Baha Mar — one of the joint venture partners in
the deal along with Harrah’s — to finance the
deal, while expressing confidence in Harrah’s to
do the development.

Mr Peet said that according to the prime min-
ister’s comments in the mid-year budget report,
large scale projects such as Baha Mar, are what
he said will assist the Bahamas in moderating the
slowdown in the US economy. World class com-
panies such as Harrah’s, continued Mr Peet,
would not put their name to deals without fol-
lowing through.

not follow the proper pro-

removed from the streets.

Vincent Peet

“And so, we cannot have it both ways, Mr
Deputy. We can’t have it both ways. You can’t
say it is good, then it is bad,” said Mr Peet.

“It’s either going to be something the country
needs, which will create some 10,000 jobs when
it is completed, and it really should be encour-
aged,” he said, acknowledging that the prime
minister is right in setting benchmarks for the
deal.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham challenged
Mr Peet on this claim that the project will create
10,000 jobs. He said that the accurate figure is
5,000 and not 10,000 jobs. :

Mr Peet, and Opposition leader Perry Christie
both explained in response to the prime minis-
ter’s intervention, that what was meant by Mr
Peet’s figure is that additional jobs will be cre-
ated in the economy on top of the 5,000 direct
jobs from the development, totalling the larger
figure.

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According to the autopsy
report read at the inquest, he died
of (i) “cardio-respiratory arrest,
acute pulmonary congestion and
oedema; and (ii) airway obstruc-
tion due to inhalation injury.”

According to the medical evi-
dence at the inquest, Mr Esfakis
had a “95 per cent to 97 per cent”
chance of surviving his burn
injuries.

In court, one doctor blamed the
patient himself, for the failure to
intubate, and also the primary
physician.

Yesterday, Ms Esfakis said the
inquest is not about “winning” the
case.

“Christopher Esfakis’ case pre-
sents the opportunity to examine
and rectify failures, and save lives.
This is what the medical profes-
sion is called to do,” she said.
“The standard of care should also
concern health insurance compa-
nies, who with the patient, bear
the cost of inappropriate care.
Their positive participation in the
quality assurance process would
also be beneficial.”

Ms Esfakis said the evidence
given in the inquest, raises issues
which require a response from the
relevant authorities, including the
Medical Council and the Hospital
and Health Care Facilities Board.

The Medical Council is respon-
sible for “the proper conduct” of
its registered doctors. “Improper
conduct” includes matters such as
incompetent care and abandon-
ing a patient, she noted.

She said the case also raises
issues of “quality control” that
should concern the Hospital
Board, as the evidence indicates:

e a breakdown in communica-
tion between medical staff and
nurses.

¢ the failure of nurses to appre-
ciate the significance of an extra-
ordinarily high urine output.

Esfakis inquest

¢ a failure of communication
between nurses on change of shift.

° a lack of sufficient, or suffi-
ciently qualified medical staff to
respond appropriately or at all, to
Christopher Esfakis, when the
nurses warned that his condition
had become critical.

e a failure to advise Christo-
pher Esfakis or his family of the
diagnosis of inhalation injury, and
its prognosis

e A failure to keep or provide
complete and unadulterated med-
ical records.

e A failure to refer Christopher
Esfakis to an appropriate treat-
ment facility in a timely fashion.

e There seems to be no line of
recourse for the nurses, when calls
to the primary care physician, and
the emergency room physicians
fail to produce any effective
response. From the records avail-
able, there appeared to be no pro-
tocol giving the nurses access to
the Chief Medical Officer, or any
other medical staff.

“These are matters which
require a response from the Hos-
pital Board, which licenses Doc-
tors Hospital. The complaint has
been before the Hospital Board
since 2005 and successive minis-
ters of heath have promised an
investigation, but this still awaits
action,” Ms Esfakis said.

She noted that the hospital is
required by law to file reports of
deaths on its premises to the Chief
Medical Officer of the Ministry
of Health. “Apparently this does
not happen. Data arising from
these reports could be useful to
an oversight committee of the
Board,” she said.

The statement went on to note
that North American hospitals
function with “quality assurance”
committees.

“The Hospital Board could

compel Doctors Hospital, or any
licencee, to form an affiliation
with for instance, Harvard Uni-
versity Hospital, which offers help
in this regard. This would give
Doctors Hospital the ability to
self-regulate with objective assis-
tance. It would also commercially
benefit Doctors Hospital, to claim
a prestigious “quality assurance’
alliance,” she said.

Harvard offers outreach pro-
grammes, to advise on setting up
self-regulatory systems, and also
offers educational and remedial
input when problems are identi-
fied, Ms Esfakis noted, adding
that over time, the Hospital Board
should receive progress reports
from Doctors Hospital, and the
outside authority.

“The Hospital Board could
then consider licensing around
those reports. The Board should
also, in its own due diligence,
examine three to four cases a year,
from randomly chosen files, as a
matter of routine, and take out-
side expert advice on the quality
of health care management, as
shown in those files,” she said.

‘Ninety’

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heartbeat. Knowles has long
suffered from diabetes.

The retrial finally got
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and both the prosecution and
the defence rested their cases
on Tuesday afternoon.

. Several Bahamians, who
are currently serving time in
US penitentiaries for various
drug trafficking offences, tes-
tified at Knowles’ first US tri-
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the Baha Mar, and that all these jobs could have
been created and business opportunities for
Bahamians would have been had, if we had
moved speedily. But he failed to do so while he
was in office. And failed to do so when he was
operating under great pressure,” said Mr Ingra-
ham during the debate to authorise the govern-
ment to transfer land to the developers of the
Cable Beach Resorts.

Mr Ingraham revealed that the PLP govern-
ment was negotiating with Baha Mar until April
30th, which was just two days before the general
election.

The first heads of agreement between the gov-
ernment and Baha Mar was signed in April of
2005. ©

ut. Baha Mar sought additional concessions in
early 2007. The then government and developers
were not able to reach an agreement when the
PLP lost the government in May 2007.

“They were very busy seeking to get this deal
done to announce at a rally that the party was
holding. But they could not arrive at an agree-
ment,” said Mr Ingraham. “Notwithstanding the
pressure on him, placed on him by himself to
conclude a deal, he now berates me for taking
nine months he says to conclude a deal which he
couldn’t do. He could not and did not close the
deal.”

At the end of the prime minister’s contribution,
Mr Christie rose in the House to’: comment on
some of what Mr Ingraham said in his contribu-
tion.

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the sale of the golf course on Cable Beach
notwithstanding a stipulation in the conveyance
by the then Colonial government of the Bahamas
when the land was transferred, that it could only
be used as a golf course and nothing else, forev-
er. Despite this stipulation, the PLP government
sold the golf course to the Cable Beach develop-
ers, allowing for buildings to be constructed on the
location. bee ee

Mr Christie said that his government was aware
of this stipulation and they put it to their lawyers.
Mr Ingraham became agitated over, the opposi-
tion leader’s mis-characterisation of what he had
said, and raised his voice in emphasizing that all
he said was that the PLP acted “notwithstanding”
this stipulation.

Mr Christie responded, stating, “I don’t have to
snap at him.”

“He seems to have a disposition where when he
opens his mouth he tries to overwhelm people by
what he is saying. But overwhelming can only
come through content my brother, not through
noise. Through content, all right. I come up to you
on a very reasonable position. A reasonable posi-
tion, and you cannot begin this process, Mr
Speaker, on this kind of debate, you cannot begin
this kind of debate Mr Speaker, trying to belittle,”
he said.

Mr Christie also emphasized that he wanted
Mr Ingraham to confirm that his government
also had as a condition of the deal that Baha Mar
show it had financing:

“Everything we did was predicated on the max-
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The following is a report by Bahamas Patients
Advocacy (BPA) on a symposium hosted at the
Princess Margaret Hospital on December 1, 2007.

Report on ‘Medical
Ethics in Modern
Medicine’ symposium

N DECEMBER 1

last year, the UWI
School of Clinical Medicine
and Research and the Princess
Margaret Hospital hosted a
symposium titled: “Medical
Ethics in Modern Medicine.”

The objective of the sympo-
sium was “to provide partici-
pants with an appreciation and
understanding of the impact
of medical ethics in the cur-

_ rent practice of medicine. “

The three speakers at the
event — two West Indian doc-
tors and a US doctor — focused
primarily on two issues: 1) the
virtue of telling the truth to
patients, or their families, and
2) the value of having a
“patient centred practice.”
This was defined as “a prac-
tice which puts the patient first,
in every respect.”

This approach, it was
argued, had the merit of ben-
efitting the patient, in terms
of the care received, and also
the doctor, as it would reduce
his/her exposure to malprac-
tice claims.

The speakers also discussed
the risk of conflict of interest
among medical professionals,
in a small community where
ancillary health care services
are often owned by the doc-
tors themselves. In such cir-
cumstances, referrals from
doctors to these additional ser-
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however, when the doctor
does not err on the side of cau-
tion, and his standard of care
puts the patient at risk, and
injury or fatality results. The
speakers at the symposium
stressed the strategic advan-
tages of telling the truth. Being
truthful, they said, would
short-cut the long and costly
legal process which is likely to
result from discovery of an
error. They said that through
open communication with the
victim, the doctor allows for
the real possibility of main-
taining trust.

Patients

Studies have shown that
most patients are willing to
understand that errors do
occur, and work to a resolu-
tion. The US physician cited
an example of medical negli-
gence at his hospital, which
caused the patient’s death. The
hospital staff met very early
with the family, and explained
the error that killed the
patient. Not only did the fam-
ily not sue, but a year later,
gave a donation to that hospi-
tal.

According to the conference

_ speakers, human nature gen-

erally wants to forgive, and the
truth from the doctor himself,
or the hospital, fosters this
response. Attempts to delay
or deny discovery of the truth,
will lead to long and costly
legal battles. Beyond that how-
‘ever, (the “delay-and deny”

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strategy breaks down the trust
that is the only basis on which
the doctor-patient relationship
can exist, and the process dam-
ages the reputation of the pro-
fession as a whole, they said.
It was acknowledged at the
symposium, that the reputa-
tion of the (local) medical pro-
fession has suffered in recent
times, and disciplining doctors
was an issue. During the panel
discussion after the sympo-
sium, the idea of a Caribbean
Disciplinary Board was raised.
This was considered not to be
an acceptable solution, unless
the majority of such a board
were doctors from the same
country. However some said
this would defeat the purpose
of having a Caribbean board.
The current local regulatory
bodies, the Medical. Council
and the Hospital and Health

. Care Facilities Board seem to

have a record of not investi-
gating or disciplining members
or licensees. Commentators
have suggested that it may be
that the board's duty to protect
the public from sub-standard
health care services takes a
back-seat to other considera-
tions.

Many who have been affect-
ed by sub-standard treatment
feel that if the boards are going
to embrace the challenge of
their functions, they must
apply the first principal of
medical practice advocated by
the symposium speakers:
“what is in the best interest of
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playing the struggles that oppo-
sition leader Perry Christie
faced as a young man.

In a press release published
on Monday, in which the Torch-
bearers defended Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham against
suggestions that he was plan-

ning to do away with the
National Youth Programme, it
was claimed that Mr Ingraham
cares more about young people
than Perry Christie, because he
had more of a humble upbring-
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day, the Young Liberals, the
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puzzling as it is unfounded, as
both men had their struggles
during their childhood and both
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ior as a youth and because of
the concern and intervention of
caring adults in his life, he saw
the value of education and went
on to become who he is today.

“His testimony is far more
compelling than many may
think, as he can relate to most
young Bahamians who may be
going through the same situa-
tion, which allows him to lead
by example. To use the Torch-
bearer’s reasoning, it would be
more accurate to say that Mr
Christie has a deeper connec-
tion with troubled youth in this
country. Mr Christie has often
referred to this watershed inci-
dent in his past to encourage
troubled youth.”

The statement went on to
note that while the Torchbear-
ers also sought to mention ini-
tiatives started by the FNM that
show a concern for the youth,
they failed to single out one to
use as an example.

“We can understand why it
would be difficult for them to
do so as it is clear that the FNM
has yet to introduce any pro-
grammes that specifically tar-
get the concerns of young
Bahamians. They have failed to
do this in their first two terms
and clearly, they are failing to
do it in this current term.”

The Young Liberals said that
while the crime situation is at
the top of the list of problems
affecting the youth, Minister of
National Security Tommy Turn-
quest has yet to announce his
plan to bring about a solution to
the problem as he promised he
would have by last year Sep-
tember.

“The only thing the FNM has
done was stop the Urban
Renewal programme imple-
mented by the Christie admin-
istration. Then upon the reali-
sation of the programme’s effec-
tiveness, they reintroduced it
twice with two different names

to make it appear different from |

that of the PLP’s,” the state-
ment said.

“The real difference has been
the fact that the FNM’s version
of Urban Renewal features a
gutted and bastardised shadow
of the Urban Renewal pro-

gramme that earned many

international awards and the

commendation of both the then

Pe ete



Commissioner of Police, Mr
Paul Farquharson and His
Grace, Arch Bishop Drexel

Gomez who referred to Urban “

Renewal as the single most
important social initiative
embarked by government since
the establishment of National
Insurance.”

The Young Liberals said they
wished to remind their FNM
counterparts that while the gov-
ernment is trying to create the
impression that it is addressing
youth issues, it was the former
PLP government that imple-
mented Urban Renewal “to
attack crime at its root” and
reach out to young Bahamians
before it was too late.

The statement noted that it
was also the PLP government
that implemented a programme
under which employers visited
Her Majesty’s Prison to speak
with inmates, “affording them
better opportunities to get a job
once they were released” and
thereby creating alternatives to
criminal activity. :

It went on to note that the



Christie government also imple-
mented the Second Chance Pro-
gramme, allowing unqualified
young Bahamians to get into
the Public Service and be
trained to the required level.

“The former PLP adminis-

tration had an action plan which
was implemented as soon as
they came into power in 2002,
and its affects are still seen
throughout the country today.
We have yet to see what this
government has planned for our
youth other than trying to
deceive us. It is clear that their
deception started with the youth
arm of the Free National Move-
ment,” the statement said.
It said there are countless
examples that can be pointed
to show the FNM’s disregard
and lack of concern for young
people.

“They have destroyed Urban
Renewal to the point where, at
the recent “relaunch” of the
programme, the world famous
Farm Road Marching Band
could not muster more than 30
members to perform because
the children were demoralised
and their instructors non-exis-
tent.

“This band was the beacon
of change in a community chal-
lenged by economics and crime
and the FNM decimated that
option for these children. For
the first time, many inner city
youth were thinking about col-
lege simply because being in the
band afforded them the access

‘to scholarships. This band went

from over 200 active members
who performed for Mr Ingra-
ham and the rest of the FNM
leadership during the indepen-
dence celebrations to barely a
few dozen.”

The statement further
claimed that under the FNM
government, a 12-year-old was
remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison.

“Is this an example of the
regard and concern for the
youth of this nation that the
Torchbearers mentioned in
their release? These facts are
inescapable and are there for
all to see, including the Torch-
bearers if only they would take

_ off the political blinders and see
what _the rest us the nation”

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had their bankers meet with me.
They themselves did. They had the
vice president or vice chairman of
Harrah’s come to the Bahamas to
see me.

“Notwithstanding all that, I was
not satisfied that Baha Mar had
the money to do the project. And
today I am still not satisfied that
Baha Mar has the money to under-
take the project. But I am satis-
fied that if Harrah’s carries out
what it says it will do, that they
have the means to undertake the
project if they do what they say —
but they have no legally binding
commitment to the Bahamas. All
of their agreements are with Baha
Mar,” said Mr Ingraham.

The Christie administration
signed the first heads of agreement
with Baha Mar in April 2005.
However, the Christie government
was unable to conclude a supple-
mental agreement with the devel-
opers up to the time they were vot-
ed out of office in May 2007. The
developers sought increased con-
cessions due to the increase in size
of the investment. The project had
increased in cost from $1 billion
to more than $2 billion.

In announcing the details of the
supplemental agreement negotiat-
ed between the developers — Baha
Mar and Harrah’s — and.his gov-
ernment last month, Mr Ingraham
told the House that the govern-
ment did not agree to the devel-
oper’s request to allow additional
deductions from annual casino
Licence Fee by an additional 14
years; the granting of additional
special concessions on casino taxes
for three years; the increase in co-
operative marketing support by
eight years at a cost of $32 million;
the provision of $40 million in co-
operative marketing for the
relaunch of the Cable Beach resort
area; the increase of government’s
contribution to public infrastruc-
ture costs; and the sale of 70 acres
of Crown land on Gladstone Road
to Baha Mar.

Yesterday in the House, the
prime minister gave a further
breakdown of the costs associat-
ed with some of the concessions
the developers had sought from
government, that were turned
down. These include:

¢ an additional $82 million in
casino tax concessions

special casino tax concession
over a three year period amount-
ing to $32.9 million

e an additional eight years of
cooperative marketing, costing $96
million

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new road at a cost of $50 million
and another $20 million for a Sky
Tunnel at Skyline Drive.

The prime minister said that
Baha Mar, which did not honour
its first deal signed with the gov-
ernment, appears to be constantly
moving the goal post when it
comes to the proposed develop-
ment. Though he also emphasized
that he hopes the deal is successful.

Baha Mar was required in the
first agreement it signed to invest
$400 million; provide the govern-
ment with evidence of the $1 bil-
lion in financing; to obtain a com-
mitment from a world class casino
operator to participate in the pro-
ject; and to deliver to the govern-
ment detailed plans on the pro-
jects and the starting dates by
October 2006. All of these condi-
tions were not lived up to, said Mr
Ingraham, but instead, the devel-
opers came to the government in
early 2007 to renegotiate the new
deal based on the increased invest-

‘ment.

“The land will only be trans-
ferred if and when Baha Mar hon-
ours the deal. And if the deal is
not honoured by March of next
year, then there will be no deal,”
said the Mr Ingraham yesterday.

Additionally, the FNM govern- .

ment has negotiated stipulations
in the new supplemental agree-

ment where the developers have to
take the concrete structure on the
1000 room Caesar’s hotel 100 feet
into the air before the government
acts on several of its commitments.

Robert Sands, senior vice presi-
dent for administration and exter-
nal affairs at the Cable Beach
Resorts, only offered a brief com-
ment yesterday on the resolution
before the House.

“The Resolution for Baha Mar
land transfers are currently being
debated by Parliament. A process
we support and respect,” he said.
“Baha Mar is a very important pro-
ject for the Bahamas economically,
and will positively impact present
and future generations, while trans-
forming the tourism industry in
The Bahamas. We look forward
to Baha Mar’s planned opening in
the late 2011.”

The $2.6 billion project will offer
nearly 3,000 rooms on completion.
Harrah’s will operate a Caesar’s
Resort Hotel with more than 1000
guest rooms and a 100,000-square
foot casino, which will be the
largest in the Caribbean.

In separate management agree-
ments between the joint venture
— Baha Mar and Harrah’s — and
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

‘Worldwide, there will be a collec-

tion of four of Starwood’s hotel
brands: W Baha Mar, St Regis
Baha Mar, Westin Baha Mar and
the already opened Sheraton
Cable Beach Resort.

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grounded, environmentalists expressed serious concern about the possi- -

bility of the vessel’s hull being compromised, which could lead to a cat-

astrophic oil spill.

However, the vessel’s double-hull remained intact during the entire

removal procedure.

Concern was also expressed by environmentalists about any possible
damage done to endangered species of coral which grow in she waters

around Goulding Cay.

Yesterday, Minister Foulkes stressed that every effort was made to
effect the removal of the vessel without further destruction to the reef or

marine life in the area.

Mr Foulkes said. that the public can be assured that his ministry will

conduct a full investigation into the incident

An environmental assessment also will be done by the Bahamas
Environment Science and Technology (BEST) Commission, he said.

Speaking with The Tribune last week, Eric Carey, executive director
of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), questioned how the tanker could
have run aground as the reef around Goulding Cay has been there “for-
ever” and Shell’s tankers travel that route frequently.

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cause of the tanker’s grounding.

When asked whether the grounding may have occurred because the

tanker had no local “pilot

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approach Clifton Pier safely - Captain Hudson deferred the question to

Minister Foulkes.

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BNT executive director, Mr Carey, told The Tribune that he hopes that

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“Without those aspects of
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Mr Collie spoke at a special
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mer teacher of CC Sweeting,
he is disturbed by the nega-
tive news reports of that
school’s students being
involved in fights and con-
frontations, noting that good
citizenship means getting a
good education and having
manners and respect.

Mr Collie said, “You live in
a generation where you beat
your chest; you use harsh
words; you see what is dis-
played on the television and
the video tapes and you
believe that is what is going
to get you across the threshold
into good citizenship.”

“TI come here to tell you that
you are wrong. That attitude is
going to get you in prison; it is
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Minister warns students of threat to Bahamas’ ecosystem

“Students
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Africa and
certain parts of
Asia do not
have the
privilege of
getting a
secondary
education free
of charge
preparing
them for
citizenship
after they leave
school.”



Sidney Collie

Mr Collie explained that
good citizenship also involves
students preparing themselves
to take over the responsibility
of leading the country.

He told them not to waste
the money of their parents or
the government, or the time
and resources of their teach-
ers.

He also said students should
take advantage of the privi-
lege of attending school free
of charge and stay out of trou-
ble.

“Students your age in South

_America, Africa and certain. ‘‘

parts of Asia do not have the
privilege of getting’ a sec-
ondary education free of
charge preparing them for cit-
izenship after they leave

~ school.”

. While he told:the male stu-
dents to stay out of Her
Majesty’s Prison, he also had a
special message for the female -
students.

“Young ladies Beep your
honour, save yourself and get
ready for womanhood after
you get an education.

“Do not listen to the sweet
talk; it cannot get you any-
where but trouble.”

Mr. Collie said he and offi-
cials from the various depart-
ments in his ministry will con-
tinue visiting schools for the

-month of March.

The ministry will also open
an exhibition of its various
departments on Monday,
March 10, in the foyer of the
Post Office on East Hill
Street.

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Top business brains
under the spotlight

Wealth management show to highlight contributions to community

THE contributions of lead-
ing businesspersons and entre-
preneurs who have positively
impacted the local Bahamian
community will be highlighted
during a new and lively wealth
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show called ‘Visionaries.’

The 15-minute pre-recorded
television programme will be
produced by Visionaire Mar-
keting public relations and
marketing firm in conjunction
with Down Home Entertain-
ment Film and Video Promo-
tions which has been con-
tracted as the show’s editor.

Visionaries will begin airing
this evening, Thursday March
6 at 8.30pm on ZNS TV-13.
The monthly show will air the
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and will be re-broadcast at
various periods throughout
the month.

This first episode of Vision-
aries pays tribute to veteran
female hotelier, Netica R
Symonette, owner of Casuar-
inas on Cable Beach and Dif-
ferent of Abaco in Abaco as
well as Burton Wallace, the
proprietor of Movi Produc-
tions who was recently named
Entrepreneur of the Year by
the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce.

Anastasia Stubbs, founder
of Visionaire Marketing and
executive producer of the
show said, “The show’s objec-
tive is to highlight the achieve-
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ary business leaders and entre-
preneurs who have con-
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Charles Kemp, chief exec-

utive officer of Down Home
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Ms Stubbs founded Vision-
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lager, reports the Associated
Press.

A frown replaces the dimpled
beam of Sarah Hussein Obama,
grandmother of U.S. senator
Barack Obama, when asked on
Wednesday about recent
attacks on her grandson that
include the spreading of rumors
that he is secretly a Muslim and
the repeated use of his middle
name _ Hussein _ by a radio
host at rally of the Republican
presidential candidate.

''Untruths are told that don't
have anything to do with what
Barack is about," she said in
the local Luo language, her gray
hair smoothed neatly under a
headwrap. ''I am very against
it."

Obama and fellow senator
Hillary Clinton are close in the
race for the Democratic presi-
dential nomination after results
from races on Tuesday. Clin-
ton, who was trailing Obama,
won the crucial states of Texas
and Ohio and won big.in Rhode
Island. Obama's thin lead nar-
rowed further after he only
picked up Vermont.

In recent weeks, two Clinton
volunteers in the state of Iowa
resigned after forwarding false
e-mails falsely saying he was a
Muslim and a threat to national
security. Matt Drudge, who
publishes the political blog the
Drudge Report, said that he
was e-mailed a widely circulated
picture of Obama in a turban
and robe by the Clinton cam-
paign.

"Bringing such pictures that
are trying to imply that not only
is he a foreigner, he is a Muslim
is wrong, because that is not
what he i is," Ms ‘spolded Sarah OO
ma.



THE TRIBUNE

Riccardo Gangale/AP Photo

SARAH OBAMA, 86, grandmother of US Sei Barack Obama sits near
a drawing of an American flag, in the courtyard of a school named after
her grandson in her home town of Kolengo, western Kenya.

The photo was taken when
he was presented with the outfit
while on a visit to his late
father's native Kenya, where
many of the family still live.
Clinton campaign officials have
said they did not condone any
such dirty tricks.

Obama's grandfather had
converted to Islam from Roman
Catholicism and taken the name
Hussein, Sarah Obama said, but
his children had inherited only
the name, not the religion. Each
person should be able to choose
how they worshipped, she said.

"In the world of today, chil-
dren have different religions
from their parents,'' she said.
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Barack Obama has visited his
Kenyan relatives three times in
Kogelo, and his grandmother
has gone to the U.S. twice. She
says they are close, although
they have to speak through an
interpreter.

Sarah Obama was the second

wife of the candidate's: late
grandfather, so is not his bio-



logical grandmother. But
Barack Obama's half sister,
Auma Obama, said: ''By our
definition, in our culture, she is
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candidates who would either be
the first female or the first black
president _ has thrust Obama's
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Louis Michel's mission, which
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Castro to his brother Raul, will
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EU official to the Caribbean
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is not
an issue’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHA MAR executive
yesterday told The Tribune that
financing was “not an issue” for
the $2.6 billion Cable Beach
development, despite the Prime
Minister openly expressing
scepticism over whether the
developers had the required
capital and would be able to.
meet all the conditions demand-
ed of them by the Governmen-
t’s deadline.

Leading debate on a resolu-
tion to transfer land owned by
the Treasurer of the Bahamas
to Baha Mar, Hubert Ingraham
told the House of Assembly
that upon taking office his
administration - like the Christie
government - “was not satis-
fied” that the developers had
the equity capital and financing,
to complete the intended devel-
opment.

Despite meeting with Baha
Mar’s bankers, a senior execu-
tive from Harrah’s Entertain-
ment, their joint venture partner
with a 43 per cent stake in the
project, and, The Tribune
understands, Dikran Izmirlian
himself, the Prime Minister said:
“Today I am still not satisfied
that Baha Mar has the money to
undertake the project. But Iam
satisfied that if Harrah’s carries
out what it says it will do, they
have the means to undertake
the project — but they have no
legally binding commitment to
The Bahamas. All of their
agreements are with Baha

~Mar.”

The Prime Minister’ s com-
ments seem directed more

SEE page 13B

Grand Bahama casino
cuts its losses in half

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ISLE of Capri’s Grand

Bahama-based casino saw its.

net operating loss for the quar-
ter to January 27, 2008, drop by
52 per cent to $169,000, com-
pared to $349,000 the year
before, in keeping with more
positive trends for the current
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government has
decided not to move forward
with listing its public sector
debt securities on the
Bahamas International Secu-
rities Exchange (BISX) “for
now”, the minister of state for
finance said yesterday, an IMF
consultants’ report having
identified several “challenges”
to be overcome.

Zhivargo Laing, speaking to
- The Tribune during yester-

day’s CARICOM Council for

Minister says government wants
‘certainty’ in government securities
market, as IMF report raises issues

Trade and Economic Devel-
opment (COTED) meeting,
said the Government had
decided to present the report
to both BISX and the Central
Bank of the Bahamas to
appraise them of the issues
raised and give them a chance
to address them.

“We have decided not to go
forward with that at this time.

At this point, there are some
things that have to be
addressed,” Mr Laing said
when asked about whether the
Government was moving to
list its public sector debt
instruments, such as govern-
ment-registered stock and

' Treasury Bills, on BISX.’

Although unable to give
specifics on the issues identi-

sector debt’s BISX listing

fied by the IMF in its consul-
tancy document, as he did not
have it before him, Mr Laing
said the report had identified
both technical and operational
concerns.

“We’re not doing it now,
period,” Mr Laing said.

“There has been no decision.

to move forward with it at this
point. There was a report pre-
pared by the IMF which iden-
tified some of the challenges
to doing this.

“I think the biggest thing is
that there has to be an oper-
ating environment on the part





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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

US EMBASSY officials yesterday said they “expect a couple” of

franchise agreements to be signed between American companies and :

Bahamian entrepreneurs as a result of the recent Franchise Expo.

Anne-Marie Bain, an economic/commercial assistant with the US
Embassy in Nassau, told The Tribune that while no franchise agree- :
ments between any US exhibitors and Bahamian companies had been;

concluded yet, “we are expecting a couple”.

ties involved until the actual contract is signed. We are expecting, :

and have a couple, on the drawing board.”

Ms Bain said the second day of the Expo was booked solid for one- ;
on-one appointments between US franchise exhibitors and potential

Bahamian franchisees.
“J was a’ bit surprised. It went very ell and we had a number of

good prospects,” Ms Bain said. “It appears all the franchisees report- ;

ed having interest from Bahamian individuals and companies.

“When I called and spoke to the exhibitors on Wednesday, one of the ;

companies said they had two companies apply for the same franchise.
It’s going'to be difficult to determine who géts it.”
Philip Simon, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s executive

director, told The Tribune yesteraey thatthe’ egahisation had been :

SEE page 11B

She added: “These things take a while, so we can’t disclose the par- | public works construction bids, were

Vented ‘not getting

response’ it wanted to
tendering reforms

: Mi By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Ministry of Works has not yet
? received “the kind of response” it had
? hoped for when it reformed the way

: handled to make the process more:
: transparent, The Tribune was told yes-
i terday.

Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of works
: and transport, told The Tribune that
: since the Ingraham administration
> came to office, it had split public works ss ‘<
: construction contracts into three cate-
: gories.
With the Ministry developing ‘pools’ -
duph contractorseclassifying them_into s specific categories, based on their
: capabilities, Dr Deveaux said that for the smaller contracts - valued at
i $50, 000 and under - the work was being shared among contractors who

SEE page 11B

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Isle of Capri’s Our Lucaya

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$169,000 from $349,000,
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the Isle-Lucaya casino, which it

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UNDER Section 3(1) (d) of
the Registration of Business
Names Act 1989, “every corpo-
ration having a place of business
in the Bahamas, and carrying on
business in the Bahamas under a
business name which does not

’* consist of the corporate name

without any addition, shall be

. registered in the manner directed

by this Act”.

An application form for the
registration of a corporation
must be completed for the com-
pany that will use the name and
style of business name other than
its corporate name.

The registration fee for the fil-
ing of a statement of particulars

. is $50 annually, and the registra-
tion fee for the filing of addi-
tional particulars is $5. Once the
relevant forms have been com-
pleted and the filing fees paid to
the Registrar General, a Certifi-
cate of Registration will be
issued by the Registrar as docu-
mentary evidence of registration
of the company’s business name.

Section 12(2) of the Act
requires that the certificate or a
certified copy of the certificate
be exhibited in a conspicuous
position in the principal place of
business for the corporation.
Failure to comply with this pro-
vision will result in liability on
summary conviction to a fine of
$1,000. The particulars under the
Act must be submitted within 14
days after the date of change of
the name, as stipulated in Sec-
tion 7 of the Act.

Legal responsibility of
a Bahamian subsidiary
company for registration
A subsidiary having a place or
carrying on business in the
Bahamas, on behalf of a parent
company situated elsewhere in
the world, would be responsible
for the registration of the busi-
ness names of any of its compa-
nies that are organised and exist-
ing under the laws of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas, and
are under its administration and
maintenance.
The penalties fot non-compli-
ance with the Act would be
incurred by the.entity or sub-
‘sidiaty responsible. for such rég-
istration in this jurisdiction...

Under Bahamian company
Jaw, which is premised on Eng-



The Salomon Principle _

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lish Common Law, a parent com-
pany, while the owner of whole
or part of the share capital of a
subsidiary, is not regarded as the
owner of the assets of the sub-
sidiary, in the absence of an
express agency or trust relation-
ship.

It should also be emphasised
that the parent company and
other companies in the group of
companies are not liable for the
debts or liabilities incurred by
the relevant subsidiary compa-

ny (unless they have guaranteed -

such debts).

As a corollary to this legal
principle, Bahamian law does not
impose on the directors of a par-
ent company a duty to protect
the interests of its subsidiaries
when the subsidiaries have inde-
pendent boards of directors.

These company law principles
have been founded on the con-
cept of separate legal personali-
ty, which was established by the
English House of Lords, in the
case of Salomon v. A Salomon&
Co. Ltd. [1897] AC 22, HL.

In most cases involving parent
companies and their subsidiaries,
the Salomon principle has been
applied by the courts, particu-
larly in instances where there is
no unity of interest and owner-
ship, and in instances where the
concept of separate legal per-
sonality is not being used to
defeat public convenience, jus-
tify wrongdoing, protect fraud,
or defend crime.

In circumstances where the
use or application of the concept
of separate legal personality
would (or does) create an injus-
tice or facilitates an improper
purpose - such as a fraud ora
crime - the court will “pierce the
corporate veil of the company”

.to determine the appropriate

decision/action to be taken,
based upon the facts.
With regard to such principles

“and the existing’ laws of the
-.. Bahamas, it can be argued that
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pliance, in relation to the regis-
tration of business names (and
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With regard to business car-
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any and all laws in the Bahamas,
particularly the registration of
business name in this instance,
it should be noted that any lia-
bility incurred by such compa-
nies, which may result from the
illegal conduct of their business
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Such liability would not, in any
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This is an important concept to
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Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

| (702) Lot#20 with residential prop-

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

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

(806) Lot#13, Block#4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312 New

. Providence bounded northwardly

by a canal or waterway of the said
Subdivision known as Flamingo
waterway and running 102.004 ft
eastwardly by lot #14 and 146.145
ft southwardly by a reservation for
a private road. Appraised value
$530,000.

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

(304) Lot#2, Block#8, Steward

Rd, Coral Heights East Sub- -
division situated in Western

District of New Providence -approx

size 8,800 sq ft with a split level

containing 2 bed, 2 bath, living,

dining & family rooms, kitchen

and utility room. Approx size of

building 2,658 sqft. Appraised

value: $322,752.

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

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

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

VACANT PROPERTIES

~ (565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleu-







thera Island Shores, Seaside Drive
Section B, Block #15, Eleuthera,
Bahamas. 9,691 sqft. Appraised
value $27,619.92.

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

(80U) Vacant property located
Bahamia South. Block 16 lot 9A,
Freeport, Grand Bahama consist-

, ing of 24,829.20sqft. Appraised value
| $52,000

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

(701) Undeveloped lot #149. Sea-

| fan Lane, Lucayan Beach Subdivi-

sion. Grand Bahama, 18750 sqft.
Appraised value: TBA

(402) Lot 89, Block 7 Aberdeen Drive,
Bahamia West Replat Subdivision,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, consist-

COMMERCIAL

BANKING CENTRE

Tel: 242-356-8568

(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles _
(805) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(806) Mrs Lois Hollis

(807) Mr. Lester Cox

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

Tel: 242-322-4426/9

or 242-302-3800

(201) Ms. Nicola Walker
(202) Mr. Frank Dean

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

Tel: 242-377-7179

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

Tel: 242-332-2856/8

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

(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda

erty located Skyline Heights, N.P.
Appraised value $280,000.

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

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

(902) Lot (8,000 sqft situated
Sand’s Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex (con-

| crete structure — belt course 2,529.6

sqft). Appraised value $49,414.

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

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

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

(701) Lot of land being #11
in Block#10 on a plan of
allotments laid out by Village
Estates Limited and filed in
the Dept of Land & Surveys
as #142 N.P and situated in the
Eastern District of New Provi-
dence. Property contains 3 bed,
2 bath residence. Appraised
value $165,000.

(565) Lot#1018 in Golden Gates
Estates. #2 Sub situated in the
Southwestern District of the island

of New Providence containing:aâ„¢

single storey private residence
3 bed, 2 bath. Property approx
size 6,000 sq ft. Building approx
size 2,400 sq ft. Appraised value
$173,176.

ing of 12,100 sqft. Appraised value
$51,000.

(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Baha-
mia. Section 1X Freeport, Grand

Bahama 90 ft wide along Stratford

Way and 150 ft along Stratford Court.
Appraised value $26,000.

(723) Vacant lot #20 comprising a
portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment #72 situated in Murphy
Town, Abaco Bahamas.
Appraised value $18,000.

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

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

(902) Vacant Lots #’s 5 &6 in Block3
of Club Estates Subdivision located

OFFICERS

ANDROS TOWN

Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Mrs. Rose Bethel

NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-8700

(701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunders

(702) Ms. Cherelle
Martinborough

JFK DRIVE BRANCH

Tel: 242-325-4711]

(401) Mr. James Strachan

(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert

PRINCE CHARLES

SHOPPING CENTRE

Tel: 242-393-7505/8

(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd

(505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH

Tel: 242-327-6077

(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts

MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO

Tel: 242-367-2420

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(902) Lot ofland containing res- |
idence in North Palmetto Poi
Eleuthera. Appraised valiic: |

(902) Lot of land containi:
storey 7 bed/2 bath single |
ily residence (2,234squarci
located of Queens [ighway
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera. Appra
value $77,000.

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

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

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

(902) Lot #17 Block 7 in section “
of Eleuthera Island Shores Subdi-
vision Northwest of Hatche! Bay
containing a3 bed/2 bath house.
Appraised value $99,000.00

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

(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom
2bath concrete structure located
Triana Shores Harbour -Island, |
Eleuthera. Property size 80° « 1.20)
x80’ 120 feet . Appraised valued a
$ 332,735.

(908) Lot# 52 Crown Allotments
located Murphy Town, Abaco. (0n-
taining a one storey house wit!‘
bed/2 bath - Concrete Block Stu:
ture - EMV $200,000.

(908) Lot# 23 located in the Subdi-
vision of Spring City, Abaco. Con-
taining a one storey house with 2
bed/1 bath —-Wooden Structure
EMV $60,000.00






(909) Lot# 22 with (5000 s«

Crown Allotments located Dur



das Town, Abaco Containing ;
one storey house with 3 beu/
bath — Wooden Structure — EM!
$50,000.





North of Rock Sound Eleui);
rising of 1.48 acres. Appr:
55,000.

(902) Vacant lot of land

in South Palmetto Point Uleuth
measuring 97x127x82x121.
Appraised value $38,000.0

(909) Vacant residential Lot! 22D

ortion of Lot# 22 Crown Allo: S|
ocated Dundas Town, Abaco.-
E.M.V.$18,000.00



| (909) Vacant residential Lat’ 63 !

(7800 sq. Ft.) Crown Allotments |
located Murphy Town, Alo:
E.M.V.$18,000.00

(908) Vacant residential Lot
comprising of 1.02 aci¢
Dundas Town, Abaco
$20,000.00

(909) Vacant residential | «
located in the Sand’s Cove
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St Georges opposed to Hayward/
Fleming deal until court end

m@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE late Edward St George’s
estate remains opposed to Flem-
ing & Family Partners acquiring
the other 50 per cent interest in
the Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity (GBPA) owned by the Hay-
ward family trusts until all liti-
gation is resolved, the estate’s
attorney told The Tribune yes-
terday.

Fred Smith, a partner in the
Callender’s & Co law firm, in his
initial submissions to the
Supreme Court for a reinstate-
ment of the injunction prevent-
ing Seashells Investments, the
company controlled by the Hay-
ward family trust’s trustees, from
selling its 50 per cent stake,
argued that Fleming was fund-
ing the trust’s legal battle against
his client and “directing it
through powers of attorney”.

He argued that before allow-
ing the Hayward trust’s trustees
to sell the 50 per cent GBPA
stake they controlled, the
Supreme Court should at least
allow the St George estate to
“investigate the precise role of
the Fleming Group amongst the
Hayward defendants”.

Prior to going into court, Mr
Smith alleged that Fleming’s sup-
posed ‘behind-the-scenes’ role
in the litigation was intended to
squeeze the St George estate and
“force us to sell our shares to
them”.

“As far as we are concerned,
the acquisition [of the Hayward
shares] by Fleming and the way it
is being done is further oppres-
sion of the estate, and is why we
are asking the court to stop it,”
Mr Smith told The Tribune.

In his submissions supporting
the estate’s contention that the
injunction blocking the Hayward
share sale be reinstated, Mr
Smith seized on a a February 21,
2008, letter from Charles Mack-
ay, Sir Jack Hayward’s attorney,
which was a reply to the St
George estate’s ‘open offer’ to
the Hayward family trusts, their
trustecs and all the defendants
to settle the deeply damaging
legal batter over the GBPA’s
ownership.

In it, Mr Mackay wrote that
Sir Jack had offered to use his
influence with key companies in
tue GBPA structure and per-
suade them to drop litigation

over his claim to 75 per cent
ownership, provided that the late
Edward St George’s estate
agrees to sell its shares to Flem-
ing.

Mr Mackay said in his letter:
“Our client would, however,
press the companies of which he
is a director to compromise [the
ownership action] (and all
appeals therefrom) if your clients
agree to sell their shareholding to
Fleming Family & Partners.

“Our client, as director, feels
that this is the best option for
the companies and Freeport
going forward; investment, and
not the paying out of dividends,
is what Freeport needs at this
time.”

Alleging that this proved the

‘St George estate’s contention

about Fleming’s involvement, Mr
Smith alleged: “Were the sale of
the Hayward shares to the Flem-
ing Group to be permitted, the
oppression of which the plain-
tiffs complain would simply con-
tinue and intensify.

“In circumstances where the
plaintiffs have indicated a will-
ingness to co-operate in equal
participation in the companies,
and where this offer has been
thrown back in the plaintiffs’
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the oppression by permitting a
sale to the persons who (the
plaintiffs allege) are directing the
oppression.

“Tn light of the Hayward letter
it is submitted that at the very
least, before permitting the sale
of the shares, the court should
allow the plaintiffs properly to
investigate the precise role of the
Fleming Group amongst the
Hayward defendants, and should
hear the plaintiffs’ application
for specific discovery of the
material setting out that role
before the injunction is dis-
charged.”

Mr Smith alleged that neither
Fleming nor the Hayward family
trusts would be prejudiced by
such a development, as the for-
mer’s purchase of the 50 per cent
stake would need government
approval - something that was
“likely to take some time”.

“Until such approval is
obtained the transaction cannot
be executed. There would, in
these circumstances, be no prej-
udice to continuing the injunc-
tion for such period until gov-
ernment approval is obtained, at
which point the question of
whether or not the injunction
should be further continued can
be re-visited,” Mr Smith argued.

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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 an the subject property is a
structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex apariment comprising
of approximately 1,641 sq, ft of enclosed living space which includes two 2-
bedrooms, {-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
Syr old one bedroam 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
t 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 Sth on the left side. Painted green trim white.





Lot No. 1058 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

All that: tot 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. Ldcated on this praperty
is a structure comprising of an approximately 10 yr old single family residence
consisting of approximately 1,205 sq, ft of enciosed living space with 3-
bedrooms with closets, 2-bathroam, linen closet, living, dining rooms, kitchen
and covered front porch. the land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility

of flooding. the grounds are fairly kept.

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

Cable Beach
All that lot of fand situated in the western district of the island of New Providence,
known as Towers of Cable Beach, is a freehaid condominium complex. Apartment
204 is situated on the 2nd fioor of the southern block in the mid-section of the dutiding.
And consist of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living-dining room, kitchen and porch.
The residence is approximately over 40yrs old and, consisting of approximately
615 sq, ft, of living space. Amenities includes swimming pool, security, beach, parking,
laundry, and landscape gardens. 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.
Appraisal: $225,500.00

| Traveling west on west bay street after passing the Crystal Palace Casino. Go pass 2 roundabouts and pass the city market food
| store and proceed around the next roundabout and head back east. The subject property is on the left side of the street just opposite
| the City Market food store painted pink trimmed white.

Sir Lynden Pindling Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being lot 2525/6 of the subdivision
known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, the said subdivision is situated in the southeastern
district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of an approximately
4 yrs old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of enclosed
living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility
room. 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 a walkway. The yard is enclosed

with chain linked fencing. :
Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading
H north from the roundabout, take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
| take the ist corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the Sth house on the left.

Westward Villas

All that lot of land having an area of 7,600 sq ft, being lot 56 of the subdivision known
as Westward Villas, the said subdivision is situated in the western district of new
providence bahamas, This property is comprised of an approximately 42yrs old single
family residence consisting of approximately 1.375 sq. ft of enclosed iiving space.
The residence comprises 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, fiving/dining room, family
room, kitchen and laundry roam, ventilation is supplied by central
air-conditioning and ceiling fans. the janid 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 yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing and is overgrown
with various trees and shrubs.

| Appraisal: $250,188.00 .

| Travelling west on West Bay Street to the roundabout at Prospect Ridge Drive, take the first carner on the right, and the subject property

| will be the 2nd on the ieft side, white trimmed white [behind many trees]

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
| All that fot of fand 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 singie or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve
| weil as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains /argely in its original state. It is covered with low brush
| and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yeliaw Pine indigenaus to the area. The property is wel!
| 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 jand of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

# Ail 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
| muiti family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation fevel 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

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

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

Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00

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THE CORINNA NEELY branch won the Branch of the Year Award for 2007, which was presented by Tristar president, Harold Antor. Members of the
branch, from L to R, include Rochelle Braynen, Fernella Finlayson, Kenris Rolle, Corinna Neely (branch manager), Monique Beckles (rookie of the year),
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Brokers staff gathered at San-
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Harold Antor, Tristar’s pres-»..
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The Tristar executive team
includes Harold Antor, Dwayne
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NOTICE is hereby given the HENOCK DIOGENE of WULFF
ROAD, P.O. BOX CB-12627, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister resposible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 6TH day of MARCH, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N - 7147, Nassau,





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VACANT PROPERTY

Lot #14721 comprising 10,000 sq.ft. in area with
83 frontage on Zinnia Road and 120 feet on
Eastward Drive j in Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean
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

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

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Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE

The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789
sq. ft) seventeen thousand
seven hundred and eighty x
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, ahve “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.

Appraisal: $245,827.00

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.
Located on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

LOT No. 20, BLOCK 4, UNIT 3

a rectangle shape.

Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION

Appraisal: $718,000.00



FREEPORT GREENE BAHAMA

Located on this Multi Family lot of 23, 564 | square iat are two
incomplete buildings. Single storey Triplex of 3,502 square feet
and a four unit two storey Town House building of 6,100 square
feet of living space.





beauty parlour (an additional 480 square feet).

FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $38,000.00) —

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













EXUMA

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

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










Appraisal: $170,000.00 |

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CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129&130 |.
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appra isal: $673,075.00

The subject property is located on
Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet
Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of
living accommodations, inclusive |
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with
laundry and utility spaces and a
two bedroom one. bath gues
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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ELEUTHERA. Appraisal: $134,822.00

NORTH PALMETTO POINT

Al that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated to the West of
the Settlement of North Palmetto Paint,
on the Island of Eleuthera. The total
area is approximately 8,118 square
feet. Situated on the property is a 26-
year-old building, comprising
approximately 1,263 square feet of
enclosed living space and a basement
area of 144 square feet. Three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living ream,
dining room, kitchen, utility room, and




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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 Z
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



front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch 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
Il, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property

consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming
pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
: Appraisal: $753,570.00

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



(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in
the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being
No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising
of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area
of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% -
completed. The property is well landscaped with crab
grass, fiascos and some fruit trees:
Appraisal: $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,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
i kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white. ; ;



MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES



enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, . :

' is a single structure comprising of a single family residence _ |











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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
# was built in accordance with the.plan and specification as

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

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00







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

block wall to the front.

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

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

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

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



HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
* in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,

and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated .

approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses

a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two

bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.

the home however js 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 MEADOWS a
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being
lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the
said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single
‘family residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building is a two storey house.
414] Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms,
ae HR Kix. s3x S-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front
a Hh IMMER ELLE | PEREAL room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast
SMEG GRGSEEU CIR) «EEE nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted
pica : my 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, turn right onto Meadows
Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.



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

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

VACANT PROPERTIES

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

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

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach
- Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00

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. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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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 Wesiern District of.
New Providence. The property is irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor’s Cay on the Southern Side of the road.















No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00 |




Ali that lot of land having an
area of 306000 square feet,
-bbing lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
© Situate in the Western District
_on the island of New
Providence.

Lecated oan the

property is a newly
SE Soe eo constructed single story
feet of living space with a three Car Garagestructure comprising 6,000
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bec'rooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take

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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
as multi family residential. Located on
the subject property is a cluster of (3
buildings comprising a completed unit
at the front of the property, a middle
section consisting two town houses
about 80% completed and designated wah
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
re Sas -+. The subject property

'. consisting of 8,400

“] square feet is
j 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
735 square feet. The






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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SEABREEZE Appraisal $638,676.00

Executive styled house which has
been converted inte 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 suite and master bath,
consisting of a large Jacuzzi, i ee er

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 bedroam.

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

FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00











Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Court, Bahamian North



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Appraisal: $116,190.00 |.

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.

Unit 2, Block 10, Lot 16.
GREENING GLADE Appraisal: $30,000.00

A 14,910 square feet single family residential vacant land. The lot
is rectangular in shape. ger



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 ai sixteen-year-old _
single family residence |
comprising four bedrooms, two |
bathrooms, living, dining,
‘storage, utility and laundry
rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and dén. The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.

Appraisal: $254,355.00 |



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LOT 29 IMPERIAL PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $185.000.00 |

The size of the property |
is 90x100 or 9,000 sq. _
ft. Located thereon is a>

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single sterey 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 room with utility closet, master bedroom with Jacuzzi
bathroom with an additional two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

GROGHKOSTOGRHSSPROHMOHHOSHESHRSEH

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

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FROM page one

were chosen from the pool sys-
tem.

By using this system, he
explained, the Ministry of Works
was able to rotate the contractors
it hired and ensure no one or

’ small group of companies gained
the majority of the work. In addi-
tion, they were able to assign con-
tracts according to contractor
ability.

For contracts valued between
$50,000 and $250,000, Dr
Deveaux said the Ministry of
Works was employing a system
of selective tendering, whereby it
identified between seven to 10
contractors from the relevant




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securities on BISX worked as
well as the system currently
employed, which sees the
Central Bank issue these
instruments via an open-mar-
ket type auction.
Effectively, the Govern-
ment wanted to be sure there
was no disruption to the pub-
lic sector debt securities mar-
ket - upon which it relies heav-
ily to raise debt financing -
when the transition to BISX
took place, with an orderly
market maintained.
“We regard BISX as an
important part of the formal
capital market of this coun-
try,” Mr Laing said yesterday.
“We want to ensure BISX sur-
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“Franchising, for all intents and purposes, repre-
sents an excellent business model, not only for get-
ting into business but also for qâ„¢panding a busi-

“T.see no reason why Twin Brothers i is not in‘air-
ports all over the world, serving Bahamian food

Franchise opportunities were not just restricted to
the food sector, Mr Simon said, adding: “We’re
already pretty good in the services provision area,
and have company models that can be duplicated.”

Franchising is a business model that has become
increasingly popular in the Bahamas, entrepreneurs
and Bahamian companies believing that a recog-

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 11B

pool and invited them to bid ina
competitive process.

The third and final category
involved the major public works
contracts, Dr Deveaux said, which
were advertised in the newspa-
pers to all contractors in a public

’ tendering.

The minister described the sys-
tem as “a work in progress”.

He added: “We did not get the
kind of response for the selective
tendering or the public tendering
that I’d hoped for.”

With the selective tendering,
Dr Deveaux said the Ministry had
experienced situations where,
despite inviting 10 companies to
bid, only five were ultimately
received and “not all of them are



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Ministry ‘not getting response’

it wanted to tendering reforms

adequate”.

On the public tendering, the
minister said the process was
complicated by requests from
potential bidders for more time
and extra documents, something
that increased costs and caused
delays.

Dr Deveaux pointed out that
public tendering was “somewhat
costly to do”, as each tender doc-
ument cost between $50 to $200
to produce depending on the size
of the document and complexity
of the bid.

“It’s a challenge. We are cer-
tainly going to stick by it, because
it’s the only fair way to do it,” Dr
Deveaux said of the Ministry’s
tendering processes.

‘A couple’ of franchise

tions.

the exhibition.

‘Challenges’

“What happens in relation
to the listing of government
debt securities has to be good
for BISX and good for the
Government, and until cer-
tainty is there, we will retain
the status quo.”

Mr Laing’s comments are
likely to disappoint both BISX
and a number of capital mar-

‘ket particip ints and observers.

Listing the Government
debt securities market on
BISX is viewed as critical to
giving the exchange critical
mass, and generating the trad-
ing activity volume and rev-
enues required to ensure its
survival.

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nised brand name, coupled with training and equip-
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Still, it is not a cakewalk, and Bahamian fran-

. chisees must meet the brand’ s international stan-

dards to maintain the franchise, as well as pay reg-
ular licence and royalty fees to the franchisor.

Mr Simon said the Chamber of Commerce, along
with the US Embassy and its other partner in the
Franchise Expo, the Bahamas Development Bank,
were due to meet today for a debriefing session on

stock issues are thought to
total just shy of $2 billion in
value, and their listing on
BISX would broaden and
deepen the capital markets,
giving Bahamian investors
greater options and accessi-
bility to these instruments.
Their listing on the exchange
would also provide better
price discovery and trans-
parency.

Keith Davies, BISX’« chief
executive, had pr: old
The Tribune that the
exchange was just waiting on
word from the Government
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debt securities would take
place, as it had all the opera-
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Pea eee eae a ee ee

FROM page one

towards the $400 million in equi-
ty that Mr Izmirlian and his son,
Sarkis, had committed to invest-
ing in the Cable Beach redevel-
opment when they signed the
project’s original Heads of Agree-
ment with the former government
in April 2005.

When contacted by The Tri-
bune about the Prime Minister’s
comments, Robert Sands, Baha
Mar’s senior vice-president for
administrative and public affairs,
said they were still studying the
remarks.

He added: “Financing is not an
issue for us.” Mr Sands said Baha
Mar would give a more detailed
response after analysing the
Prime Minister’s comments, but
none was forthcoming before
press time last night.

Meanwhile, Mr Ingraham said
the Christie government had been
concerned about Baha Mar’s abil-
ity to finance its project, tabling a
February 20, 2007, letter sent to
Sarkis Izmirlian by Sir Baltron
Bethel, chairman of the Govern-
ment’s negotiating committee for
the project.

The letter noted that on Feb-
tuary 8, 2007, the Government
had notified Baha Mar that the
conditions precedent - or under-
takings - it had said it would per-
form by October 6, 2006, had not
been met.

These conditions included pro-
viding evidence that $400 million
had been contributed from Baha
Mar’s own resources; that financ-
ing for what was then a $1 billion
project was in place; commit-
ments from leading hotel and
casino operators were in place;
and detailed plans and specifica-
tions were delivered to the Gov-
ernment, along with a project
start date.

Baha Mar disputed the Gov-
ernment’s view that it had not
met these undertakings in a letter
issued the same day, and the
developer and government nego-
tiators met on’February 13, 14,
15 and 19 in a bid to resolve the
issues and work on the supple-
mental Heads of Agreement.

Mr Ingraham yesterday sug-
gested that Baha Mar “continues
to move the goal posts” for the
Cable Beach project, and ques-
tioned why his predecessor had
entered talks on a new deal with
the developers when they had not
met the terms of the initial Heads
of Agreement.

“After Baha Mar had failed to
honour the deal, it came back and
said it wanted additional casino
tax concessions to the tune of an
additional $82 million. Addition-
ally, it asked for special casino

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tax concessions over a three-year
period amounting to $32.9 mil-
lion,” the Prime Minister said.

“It asked the Government to
spend in an additional eight years
of cooperative marketing, $96
million to the Bahamian taxpay-
ers. It also asked for an increase
in the re-launch of the coopera-
tive marketing from $20 million
to $40 million.

“Baha Mar wanted the Gov-
ernment’s commitment for infra-
structure for building the new
road to increase from $45 million
to $50 million (another $4.7 mil-
lion) and another $20 million for
a Sky Tunnel at Skyline Drive.

“Tn total, Baha Mar came back
and asked the government for
$255.6 million in cash in order for
them to carry out its $2.6 billion
project.”

He added that Parliament
would only authorise the Gov-
ernment to transfer the Treasury
land, which: includes the Cable
Beach Police and Fire Station,
the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Cen-
tre, a portion of West Bay Street,
and a portion of the Cable Beach
median.

The resolution did not mean
the Government would transfer
the land, the Prime Minister said,
as this would depend on whether

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Baha Mar fulfilled ail its under-
takings by March 2009. If it did
not, there would be “no deal”.

“We expect that the bench-
marks which have been agreed
will be honoured. The first bench-
mark is March 18. That is not
going to be met and I would
doubt that the benchmark for
next month is going to be met,”
Mr Ingraham said.

“But Iam not unduly con-
cerned about the individual
monthly benchmarks. I am con-
cerned about the cumulative total
— March 2009. When we arrive at
that point it is either a deal or it is
not a deal.”

The Prime Minister added that
what “almost killed the deal”
between his government .and
Baha Mar was the developer’s
insistence that the initial Heads of
Agreement meant the Govern-
ment had to spend $69 million in
taxpayer monies to pay for infra-

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$169,000 loss for the quarter to
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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 17B





Citizens bank

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leaves

his position

@ By ROSS KERBER
Globe Staff

c. 2007 The Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE — Citizens
Financial Group chief execu-
tive Stephen D Steinour plans
to step down, the company said
Monday, continuing a changing
of the guard at New England’s
second-largest bank.

current post just last year, said
he plans to leave by March 11.
He said he has “a great oppor-
tunity” that will allow him to
spend more time with his fami-
ly in the Philadelphia area.

In an interview here at Citi-

' zens’ main office tower Mon-

day, Alemany and Connolly
said the changes shouldn’t be
seen as a move away from its

on that.”

Alemany and Connolly face
many challenges at Citizens,
such as how to keep pace with
Bank of America, which it
trails in deposits in Massachu-
setts and Connecticut. (Citizens
has more deposits in smaller
states where they compete,

such as Rhode Island and New

Hampshire.)

end of 2007, down from 25,000
at the end of 2006.

Greater Providence Cham-
ber of Commerce president
Laurie White said she’s held a
series of meetings with Citizens
executives recently to under-
stand the changes and came
away reassured the bank’s big
Rhode Island technical opera-
tions seem central to its strate-

NOTICE TO
SHAREHOLDERS

The 54th Annual General
Meeting of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas
Limited (FINCO) will be
held on Thursday, 13th March,

2008 at 6:30pm in the
Governor’s Ball Room, British

The move puts more power traditional strength in retail e gy. 1 1
in the hands of Ellen Alemany, banking. Branding She compared Fish to anoth- Colonial Hilton Hotel 2
51, a former Citigroup execu- Its branches are “the core of er famous Rhode Island banker ;
tive who Citizens parent, Royal __ the Citizens franchise,” Ale- They also face branding who’s now left the scene, Ter- Numb er O ne B ay S treet,

Bank of Scotland, named as
head of its North American
operations last year.

Now she will take over the
additional job of chief execu-
tive of Citizens, while
Steinour’s job as president of
Citizens will go to James G
Connolly, 47, head of Citizens’
business banking unit.

Series

The changes cap a series of
reorganizations at Citizens
Financial, which has grown via
acquisitions into the country’s
ninth-largest bank, under the
leadership of Lawrence K Fish.
But Fish, 63, stepped back from
running the bank last year and
now is nonexecutive chairman
of the Royal’s American divi-
sion.

Meanwhile Steinour is the
latest of a group of Fish lieu-
tenants to depart or take on
different roles, leaving Ale-
many the chance to put her
own stamp on the company.

Steinour; 49, who took his



many said. Yet the company’s
growth, coupled with the Roy-
al’s recent acquisition of Dutch
financial giant ABN Amro,
gives it the chance and the capi-
tal to expand into new business
areas.

“The thing is, we’re now a
top 10 bank, and you can’t be a
top 10 bank without growing
the rest of the businesses in the
footprint” of Citizens’ service
territory, Alemany said, such as
commercial lending or credit
card operations.

While Citizens has taken reg-
ulatory steps recently that give
it more of a national profile,
Alemany said other aspects of
its local presence will continue,
such as the officers it maintains
in each state. Also, it plans to
add more supermarket branch-
es, Connolly said.

“We want to be clear, the
commercial market is an addi-
tive strategy, not an alternative
strategy,” said Connolly. “We
have a great retail franchise.
It’s that we now have an enor-
mous opportunity to piggyback

E. CLEMENT BETHEL NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
DANCE CATEGORIES

AUR TS eS Cy Eh

questions such as how to treat
the name Charter One still
used on a group of Midwestern
banks Citizens acquired in
2004, and whether to make
more references to the Royal’s
name or RBS initials when
marketing Citizens - an issue
that remains under study, the
executives said. (The Royal
bought Citizens in 1988.)

Citizens is coming off of a
mixed year, though it stands in
good shape relative to other
banks that have written off bil-
lions tied to bad housing loans.
Results for 2007 released last
week showed Citizens with an
operating profit of $2.6 billion,
down from $2.9 billion in 2006.
While total income from inter-
est and fees rose, the bank
increased its provisions for bad
loans past and future to $682
million from $333 million in
2006.

The numbers would have
been worse but for cost-cutting

efforts including the elimina-

tion of jobs last year that left its
total workforce at 24,500 at the












































rence Murray, who built the
former FleetBoston Financial
Corp. into a powerhouse
before selling it to Bank of
America in 2004.

“They were visible and
strong leaders, but then new
people surface,” White said.

As for Fish, he said in a tele-
phone interview Monday that
he now spends about two days
week on Citizens and RBS
matters, and the rest of his time

on various community projects, ,

investment areas, and corpo-
rate boards such as that of
Rhode Island manufacturer
Textron Co. “I’m as busy as
T’ve ever been, but it includes a
lot of other things,” he said.

Nassau, New Providence, The
Bahamas.

Keva L. Bain
Corporate Secretary

Dated this 6th day of March 2008



GN654



MINISTRY OR FINANCE
NOTICE

























Bahamian Folk
i PS3-Solo .
PS4 1 & One Pre School- Junkanoo Dance’ 78
St Francis & Joesph School-‘It’s a Bahamian Ting” 66 ;
idcergredye Dance . THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT
PS6 1 & One Pre-School-‘I can Only Imagine’ 88
Blessed One’s Christian Academy 86 (CHAPTER 326)
Liturgical Mime : :
PS 7 -Solo Edoni Rolle- Blessed One’s Christian Academy 88
PS8-Group St. Bede’s Catholic School-In Praise of..... 74
PRIMARY SCHOOL DIVISION-12 & UNDER ., .
CLASSICAL BALLET It is hereby notified pursuant to Section Five (5) of the Industries
D3-Group Sea Saw Christian Academy-‘The Dying Swan’ 88 7 aaa : ;
BAHAMIAN FOLK Encouragement Act, Chapter 301, that the Minister is about to consider
D4-Solo al oa E. Moore Primary, (G.B.) . whether the manufacturer specified in the first column of the table below
Tose en Seyles Primary 89 should be declared an "APPROVED MANUFACTURER" in relation to
inda Bien-Aime-Albury Sayles Priamary 83 : ‘ :
D5-Group St. Francis & Jocaph School Re the products specified in the third column.
St. Thomas More Primary School 91
Sadie Curtis Primary School 90 ;
St. Bede’s Catholic School-‘Fun & Frolic’ 90 EEE ECE oC CSCS SCTE ' y
ee INTERNATIONAL FOLK | MANUFACTURER LOCATION OF PRODUCTS
‘olo astity Cooper-Albury Sayle Primary-‘Carnival’ 88 H
D7-Group St. Francis & Joesph School-‘Gal & Boy Time’(N.P.) 91 : FACTORY PREMISES
Mary Star of The Sea Catholic School, (G.B.) 88 H
St. Francis & Joesph School-(N.P.) 87 H
MODERN DANCE f
D8-Solo Gabriella Adderley-St. Paul’s Methodist College,(G.B.) 94 | Concrete Creations Limited | Thompson Boulevard, New Precast Concrete
Raquel Munnings- Walter Parker Primary, (G.B.) 91 i ;
D10-Group West Wing Dance Conservatory 90 Providence
Bishop Michael Eldon Workshop Dancers, (G.B.)
‘The way of the Cross’ 89 -
Freeport Primary School-‘Doing Our Time’,(G.B.) 88
St. Bede’s Catholic School-‘Jamboree’ 88
St. Thomas More- N.P. 88
JAZZ DANCE
D13-Group St. Paul’s Methodist Dance Group-(G.B.) 94 ‘ * 7 ‘ » °
West Wing Dance Conservatory 81 Any interested person having any objection to such a declaration should give
LITURGICAL DANCE j ; iti j 3 j i
Races Tieton ies Ally foe) nf notice in writing of his or her objection and of the grounds thereof to the
Angel Williams. Maurice E. Moore Primary-Holiness 85 Office of the Ministry of Finance, on or before 17" day of March, 2008, by
aviera Cephas- St. Vi t de Paul-(G.B =
niepace P ne 0 letter addressed to :-
_ D16-Group St. Thomas More- N.P. 93
Sea Saw Christian Academy 90
Bishop Michael Eldon Workshop Dancers 90
St. Francis &Joesph School 89
JUNIOR DIVISION 12-15 YEARS
JAZZ DANCE ‘
a It is hereby notified pursuant to Section Seven (7) of the Industries
D29 st George's Juniors 7 GB) 87 Encouragement Act that the Minister is about to consider whether the
. George’s Juniors-(G.B. 80 7
os LITURGICAL DANCE/MIME following products should be declared "APPROVED PRODUCTS" for
0-Solo Justina Dames- Bishop Michael Eldon School, (G.B.) 90
Justina Dames- Bishop Michael Eldon School -Mime 88 the purer’ of that Act.
Kimesha Symonette-St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 84
D32-Group Fellowship Dancers-.St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 83
SENIOR DIVISION 15-18 YEARS
BAHAMIAN FOLK
D36-Solo Carlise Archer-Eight Mile Rock High, (G.B.) 93
D37-Group St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 88
INTERNATIONAL FOLK - : *
D39-Group Eight Mile Rock High, (G.B.) 92 Baking Soda, White Cement, Oil (form
MODERN DANCE i
D40-Solo Carlise Archer-Eight Mile Rock High 94 pao een nee —
D42-Group St. George's Senior’s #1- St George’s High School, (G.B.) 86 Reinforcement
JAZZ DANCE
D43-Solo Robyn Major-Catholic High School, (G.B.) 96
LITURGICAL DANCE
D48-Group St. George’s Senior’s #1- St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 90
COMMUNITY DIVISION
BAHAMIAN FOLK ; : ; : ; ;
D53-Group Nev Destiny's Dance Minisry-‘Iand Jewel (NP) - Any interested person having any objection to such a declaration should give
NTERNATIONAL FOLK notice in writi i jecti
eas Nee ee een is i riting of his or her objection and of the grounds thereof to the
as MODERN DANCE Office of Ministry of Finance, on or before the 17" day of march, 2008, by
-Solo est Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 96 :
D57-Duet West Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 95 letter addressed to :-
D58-Group New Destiny’s Dance Ministry-‘We have Overcome’ 92
JAZZ DANCE
D61-Group New Destiny’s Dance Ministry- ‘Call to Worship’ 83
eee LITURGICAL DANCE
-Solo West Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 98
D63-Duet West Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 97
D64-Group New Destiny’s Dance Ministry-‘He is Wonderful’





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Board No. 13 in the 1968 round-
robin match between Italy and Aus-
tralia at the world team champi-
onship was a lulu. When Camillo
Pabis-Ticci and Massimo D’Alelio
were North-South for Italy, they got
to four spades on the bidding shown.
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heart and dummy came down that
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the.ace of spades among his posses-
signs arid realized he had been bid-
ding: with a 12-card hand! .
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Handle (5)
Mar (5)
Maize (4)
Duty (5)
Again (4)
Felt (6)
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12 Church table (5)
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15 Section (3)
16 Nought (3)
18 View (6)
20 Organised
sound (5)
21 Male (3)
22 Man's name (3)
23 Frank (6)
25 Gratuity (3)
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question before the tense Bridge-O-
Rama audience that was witnessing
the replay of the hand was whether
the Australian North-South pair,
Roelof Smilde and Tim Seres, would
bid six or seven.

The first 12 hands in the 20-board
match had resulted in a dead tie, each
team having scored 12 International
Match Points. Board No. 13 seemed
destined to produce a breakthrough
for the Australians.

Smilde and Seres did not disap-
point their followers. They got to
seven spades after a complex auction
that included a forcing opening club
bid by North, a positive response, an
asking bid (four hearts) and a-series
of Blackwood bids inquiring about
aces, kings and queens:

North East South West
1& Pass 1 NT Pass

2& Pass 2% Pass
494 Pass 4¢ Pass
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5 NT Pass 6 & Pass
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grand slam, and Australia gained
1,500 points to pull ahead in the
match, 29 IMPs‘to 12. The Aussies
then went on to beat their more
famous opponents 49 to 26, and
eventually finished fifth overall. The
Jtalians,:as. usual in those days, fin-
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Isle of Man 2007. The annual event
sponsored by Monarch Assurance in
Port Erin is one of the UK's richest
open contests, and last year’s
renewal proved a disaster for UK
experts. A final-round wipe-out
meant that the leading home
players finished only.in shared 26th
place scoring a miserable 5/9 as
East European visitors scooped the
top awards. It might have been
better if the veteran Leicester
grandmaster Hebden had spotted a
fleeting opportunity in the play
from today’s puzzie. His Greek
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YoU KNOW WHAT'S WEIRD ?
T DONT REMEMBER MUCH

Good HEAVENS, WHAT KIND
OF SICKO WOULD BRAINWASH
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DID T KNOW THAT SOMEONE
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-TAURUS — Apr 21/May 21



resignation is 1 g6, but Kotvonias
chose 1 Kg7? when Hebden crumbled
by Nxt7? 2 Kxf7 Qin?+ 3 Qg? and Black
resigned. Wiiai was the saving
opportunity he missed?

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RECALL YOU
SPENT MOST
OF THE TIME
BURPING UP.

THURSDAY,
MAR 6

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Your goal for advancement at work
isn’t too far off. Just keep your nose
to the grindstone, Aquarius, and
you'll see all of your hard work will
pay off soon.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mar 20

close friend. Resentments over
money may have come between you, =
Pisces. Make strides to remedy it.
ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20 cs
You may be a bit on edge, Aries. Even
though you can’t see the future, rest
assured that good challenges lie ahead.
You're ready for the tasks at hand.
Remember, friends will chip in.













An authority figure’s negative reac-
tion may leave you feeling frustrated
and confused, Taurus. Take heart that
the real reason doesn’t have to do with
your ideas. : .

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21;
Money and friendship would be a
messy mix this week, Gemini. It’s bet- “4
ter not to loan money to someone,
close, or you may never gét it*back:*}
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Keeping secrets creates an ethical _

dilemma for you, Cancer. However, _}#) i

it’s best if you keep what you know © *=<
to yourself for just a bit longer in
order to protect all involved.

LEO - Jui 23/Aug 23.
A family member may be getting on
your nerves, Leo, even though he or
she isn’t doing anything over the «.
top. Venting will help. Jus: be honest’:
about voicing your feelings.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sep 22 :
The time has come to stop frivolous: )
spending, Virgo. Hide those credit”
cards and keep minimal cash on}
hand. Otherwise you could see your \ “y.
bank account dwindle quickly. i} ee
LIBRA -— Sep 23/Oct 23
This week, others are set on being
elusive and nonresponsive. Don’t let
it get to you, Libra. Use it as an
opportunity to catch up on what you
need to do. .
SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
You'll be spending more time on
travel, socializing and entertaining this e
week, Scorpio. Relish the attention you yo, ge
will be receiving, even though it’s: « if
- not something you normally seek. ~ }

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You've been optimistic about get-
ting the financial backing you
need for an important investment,
Sagittarius. However, expect a set-
back in the next few days.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Bigger and better things may be on
your mind this week, Capricorn. Buty),
the rigors of everyday life don’t %.
leave you much time for basking in’
the glow of what could be.









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i By WILLIAM PACK
c.2008 San Antonio
Express-News

SAN ANTONIO — San Anto-
nio has matured gradually as a
regional golf hotspot, officials
said, but still has a ways to go to
generate the buzz of nationally
known destinations such as
Phoenix-Scottsdale or Myrtle
Beach, S.C.

“You're up against some stiff
competition for the travel dollar
from golfers in the Midwest,” said
Brandon Tucker, a writer for
worldgolf.com. “They’ll go to
Florida or Arizona or Las Vegas
first.”

The number of area courses
has climbed and the quality of
those facilities has improved, but
the area lacks that special feature
that gives it national credibility

and marketing punch. Officials .

hope to fill that gap with a Tour-
nament Players Club facility fea-
turing two, 18-hole, championship
level courses that is being con-
structed as part of a JW Marriott
resort here.

Jack Parker, who helped build
the Quarry Golf Club and cur-
rently is part owner of Tapatio
Springs Resort and Conference
Center near Boerne, Texas, said
San Antonio is known “as.a fun
destination, not a golf destina-

tion.”

The interest surrounding the
players club, or TPC, develop-
ment —a PGA Tour project that
strives to build courses challeng-
ing. enough for touring pros —
could change that, Parker said.
He believes it could put golf in
line with the Alamo, the River
Walk and theme parks as a
regional tourism driver.

“The golfing world will know
there is golf in San Antonio.”
Parker said.



“That will help all the golf
courses in San Antonio.”

They probably would accept
any help offered.

The local golfing environment
is not as troubled as areas where
developers constructed too many
golf courses for the community
to support, but it is not immune to
the challenges the industry faces
nationally. The number of rounds
played has hit a plateau in recent
years, and the number of golfers
may be declining.

The New York Times reported
last month that the number of
people who play had fallen by
about four million since 2000 to
26 million.

“There’s not a lot of new
golfers now,” said Marvin Jones,
general manager of the San Anto-
nio Country Club, which experi-
enced a 20 per cent jump in
rounds about three years ago but

~ has held steady since then.

Golfing interests say they are
working hard to build interest in a
sport that is challenged by the

hectic pace of modern culture so |

revenues can continue to expand.

“We’re focusing on ways to
make it appealing to people and
to keep it relevant,” said Ruffin
Beckwith, executive director of
Golf 20/20, a Florida collabora-
tion of golfing interests that ana-
lyzes and promotes the sport.
“We used to sit back and let peo-
ple come to us. Now, people are
working harder to market the
game and to get it before more
people.”

With more than 30 courses just
in San Antonio and adjacent
communities and dozens more
outside of metropolitan area, the
sector produces millions in rev-
enue each year, more likely hun-
dreds of millions. There is no eco-
nomic impact study to cout
that.

TA Aap

San Antonio targets
solf tourism niche

But to prosper, it, too, will have
to reach out to new and younger
players, create more challenging
courses such as the new TPC
facility and market what it has in
more effective ways, officials said.

“There is potential here,” said
Reid Meyers, chairman of the
Municipal Golf Association-San

-Antonio, a nonprofit organiza-

tion that eventually will mana;
the city-owned golf facilities.
“City leaders are looking at tie
issue.

They know what a critical coil
ponent of the tourism sector it
is.’

Nationally, the direct cconbil
ic impact of golf reached almos
$76 billion in 2005, according to:
study that Golf 20/20 released in
January. That total is up from
about $62.2 billion in 2000, mean
ing it had grown annually, th
organization calculated, ata 41
per cent rate.

The biggest chunk of the ek
enue — $28.1 billion — came
from the operations of the 16, og
golf courses and nearly 3,3
practice ranges and miniature ‘golf
courses in the country. The other
big contributors were the hospi-
tality and tourism dollars attrib-
utable to golf — $18 billion —
and the cost of homes in goll
communities, which includes a
premium for the added value
being on a golf course — total-
ing nearly $15 billion. 8

When a multiplier is applied t to
the total to estimate how the golk-
ing dollars rebound through the
economy, golf’s total economic
impact for 2005 was estimated at
$195.1 billion, which includes
$61.2 billion in wages.

“It’s a bigger industry than |
ple expected,” Beckwith said.
“It’s bigger than the motion pic
ture and video industry. It’s big:
ger in facility revenue than ail)
other professional sport. When
it’s put in perspective, golf is an
important economic driver.” 4

Texas generally is considered
one of the big three golf states
with California and Florida, both

because of the number of courses _

it has and the number of golfers.
Rob Addington, executive direc
tor of the Texas Golf. Associa-
tion, said about 900 nine- or 18-
hole golf courses dot the Texas
landscape. The number of cours-
es being built about equals the
number that closes each year, the
director said.

Golf’s economic clout in the

' state currently is being evaluat-

ed by Golf 20/20. For compari-
son, a study of golf’s impact in:
Arizona concluded that its 338)
facilities generated $3.4 billion in
value in 2004. In South Carolina,
the impact total reached $2.3 bil-
lion for its 375 courses. &

Mike Ray, PGA of America’ Ss:
executive director in Southern
Texas, said Texas has several top-
rank facilities but often fails to
“set our due on the national
scene.”

San Antonio is one of the top
golfing destinations in the state,
Ray said, because of its courses
and the number of Big 12 football
championships, NCAA basket-
ball tournaments and other spe-
cial events it attracts. Those
events usually create more golf
rounds.









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: FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005



Elder Sherlyn E.
McKenzie



He is survived by his Wife: Gina P. McKenzie, Son: |
Zayd Avery Mckenzie, Mother: Isadora McKenzie :
Rolle, Step Father: Frederick Rolle, Sisters: Sonia |
McKenzie and Sheena McIntosh, Brother: ASP :
Glenroy McKenzie, and numerous other sisters and :
brothers, Grand Parents: Samuel and Leanna Rolle, : |
Father & Mother-in-Law: Rev. Dr. Genius and Edna |
Wells, Sisters-in-Law: Caroline Rolle, Nicola |
Strachan, Joyann Munroe, Ramona Wells, Brothers-
in-Law: Foster McIntosh, Cephas Rolle, Stephen :
Strachan, Nathan Wells, Uncles: Rudolph, Gerald, :
Nigel, Jonathan, Joshua, Maxwell, Isaac and Enoch |

Rolle, Stanley Thurston, Cecil, Ben, Rudolph, |

Wellington & Tyrone Hepburn, Ruel, Frederick & _ He is survived by his Wife: Hazel Bethel, Sons:

Junior McKenzie, George & Jim Wells; Aunts: Firstina Trevor and Kevin Bethel, Inspector Robert Lloyd,

Swain, Jessie Saunders, Martha & Minerva Rolle, | Cazwell, Paul, Courtney & Chauncey Bethel,

Thelma Brice, Naomi Thurston, Vernita Thompson, _ Daughters: Cheryl, Celeste and Cheyvonne Bethel,

Mary Stubbs, Maxine Maycock, Bernice Wells and _ Vanria, and Charlotte Lightbourne, Sabrina Walkes

Alice McKenzie; Nieces: Shaquel McKenzie, Danielle | 42d Sharice Bethel, Sisters: Rev. Mavis Humes,

Rolle, Shane & Canice Strachan, Gerrece Rolle, _ Delores Mounts, Marina Smith and Omese Lockhart

Nephews: Stephen Pintard, Silvano Saunders, Shane | Brothers: Paul Lockhart and Carswell Lockhart and
McIntosh, David & Joshua Rolle, Stevie J. & Nicholas |
Strachan and Edward Munroe, Granduncles: John |
T., Junior A., & Isaiah Jr. Rolle, Kenneth Dames, |
Cephas Rolle Sr., Grandaunts: Florence Rolle, Ruth |

| Hamilton, Margaret Curtis, Ververine Rolle; |



and Cromatouum Limited

e *
NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 © Fax: (242) 340-8034

| 7 Rea |

UNERAL SE

__ Grandnephew: Senen Pintard and a host of Cousins, -
_ other Relatives and Friends too numerous to mention.

: Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite Restview

will be held on Saturday M arch i Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Soldier

gth 2008 at 11:00am at Chapel oo .
on The Hill, Tonique Williams - ee eae from 9:30am until service
Darling Highway. Officiating |” e .

will be Rev. Dr. Genius Wells. |
Interment will follow in the :
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive, |

and Robinson Road on Friday from 10:00am to

DEATH NOTICE

Mr. Patrick W.
Bethel, 66

of Eastern Estates and formerly
of Regency Park Freeport,
Grand Bahama, died at
Intensive Unit, Princess
Margaret Hospital on Saturday
February 29%: 2008.

a host of other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later date.



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In Loving Memory of

Mummy, its been five years since
and in the wonderful moments we shared togeth while yor

We will continue to pass ont.

beautiful granc
We love you, but God ve ..
Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of:

Your daughters; Sheryl Adams, Stephanie Lockhart, mother; Viola Farquharson,
grandchildren; DaeVanda Admas, Raven Lockhart and Derek Adams,sisters and brothers;
Aubry Farquharson, Benson Farquharson, Vernelll Petty, Horace Farquharson, Doraline
Farquharson, sons-in-law; David Adams, Sherlock Lockhart and other family members

: ear since you passed,
ut yo never left us.
It has been one year since we saw / your
But we are not alone.
You have always been here with us,
In our Hearts and in our Souls.
We know that you are always around.
We miss hearing your voice,
Seeing your face and being touched by your
smilé.
We Love you Aubrey, and will Love you
Forever,
You are Forever Loved and Never Forgotten.

Your Family:

Especially your Mother - Anell, Grandmother -
Dorothy and your Children — Fontaisha and
Fahamisha





MR. JOSEPH NATHANIEL BLYDEN JR.
(1924 - 2006)

On two years ago this date, the curtains came falling down, the
last pain resided in your shell, the limp in your walk exchanged
for a glide mimicking David’s dance, spirit was called by Spirit,
dust suffered unto dust, and you substituted earth for eternity.

Your greatest epitaph was not that you were a World War II
veteran, the banquet Manager at the British Colonial Hotel, a
teacher at your beloved C.C. Sweeting School, or #568 Taxi Cab

Driver offering a wealth of knowledge to many a tourist; because

all of those were empty feats when put next to your serving God
and humanity, and your serving as the Ist President of Bethel
Baptist Church Senior Saints Minisrty. You finished strong and we
love you.

From your children, JoeAnn Charlene Neely, Philip Nathanel
Blyden, Tyrone Joseph Blyden and Julian Thomas Blyden; and
step-son Natheniel Maurice “Sleepy”. Lightbourne; brother,
Percy Blyden, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other
family members and friends. We remember you with great
admiration and with heartfelt thanks. Sleep on Daddy!

“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is he stronghold of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?”

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CGvergreen
rtuary

Mackey Street * P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-341-6451 ¢ Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414

MTC MELT

JULIO ALPHONSO
ADDERLEY-
HENDERSON, 26

of Eox Hill will be held on
Saturday, March 8th, 2008
at Mt. Olive Baptist
Church, Meadow and
Augusta Streets at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be
jy Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss
assisted by other Ministers
of The Gospel. Interment will follow in Old Trail |
Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.











































Left to cherish fond memory are his sisters; Shennia
Henderson and Teakar Fraser; grandmother, Sheva
Johnson; grandfather, Lionel Balfour Johnson; four
aunts, Arnette and Anna Ferguson, Princess Ferguson-
| Jones and Diane Johnson-Stuart; five nieces, Shenae
and Enajah Henderson, Mychael Marshall of Fort
Pierce, Florida, Tanajah Rahming and Tynisha
Lockhart; three nephews, Michael Marshall Jr., Stephon
and Cam'Ron Henderson; numerous cousins; other
relatives and friends including, Kirklyn and Dencil
Barr, Glady's and Gladston Whyms, Joy Saunders,
Dwayne and Isha Harris, William Lockhart, Angie
Collie, Michael Marshall, Shandia, Shady, Tyka, Tyna
| and Roosevelt Stuart, Baswell, B.J. and Basy Seymour,

Barbara Swain, Lando Hield, Kendricka, Danika and
Kenneth Pierre, Katera and Lanadia Balfour, Yvette
and Andrew Ferguson, Johnathan, Fenelon Rolle,
Shanette Sears, Vanessa Sands, Reginald Deveaux,
the staff of the Children's Emergency Hostel, the staff
and patients of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center
and the Bain Town Community.






Relatives and friends may pay their respects at
Evergreen Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again at the church on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.



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_ THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 5



Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ARLENE MARGARET
| ALBURY, 59

of #1 Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens will be
held on Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's:
Methodist Church, Churchill Ave., Boyd
Subdivision. Rev. Philip A. Stubbs and Fr. :
James Moultrie will officiate. Internment will :
be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. :

Mrs. Albury was pre-deceased by her sister !

| Andrea and is survived by sons, Carlos Albury, :

Keith Albury and Kyle Albury; grandson, :

*)} Kyle Andrew Albury; daughters-in-law, |

Monette Albury, Roshanne Albury and Philice }

Albury; brothers, Gerald Wisdom, Neville :

Wisdom, Keith Wisdom and Evon Wisdom; sisters-in-law, Linda Wisdom,
Manita Wisdom, Sonia Wisdom and Yudenia Wisdom; aunts, Rosamund Williams,
Melvern Roberts, Gloria Roberts, Jacqueline Roberts and Jodell Roberts; uncles, :
Gerald Roberts, Dr. Patrick Roberts, DaCosta Williams and Oscar Johnson; ;
Nephews, Jason Wisdom, Donovan Wisdom and Nicholas Wisdom; grandnephew, :
Joshua Wisdom; grandneice, Raquel Wisdom; caregivers, Anna and Nadine
Myers; god daughters, Noelle Nicholls, Allyssa Wilson, and Zarah Rigby; ;
cousins, Gerald Roberts Jr., Hollis Sherman, Wayne Roberts, Tanya Roberts :
Cora Cooper, R. Italia Johnson, Cathy Hassan, Gladys Sands, Oscar Johnson Jr.,
Dr. Daniel Johnson, Pedro Roberts 3rd, Anna Maria Roberts, Desiree McCartney,
Donna Williams, Cardinal Williams, Denise Gordon, DeAnne Gibson, DaCosta
D.A. Williams, Raine Roberts and Patricia Roberts; other relatives and friends :
including, Mr. Charles Albury and family, Mrs. Gail Wisdom and family, Mrs.
Pauline Davis-Thompson, Mr. Mark Thompson, Shelly Roberts, Donald Cooper, :
Brian, Reginald Sands, Josee Johnson, Monique Johnson, Keith McCartney, Eric :
Gordon, the Wisdom family, the Archer family, the Roberts family, the Moss
family, the Hudson family, theSmith family, Mrs. Ruth Ingraham and family. Mr. :
Montgomery Pratt and family, The Russell family, Mr. and Mrs. William Miller |
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Brave Davis and family, Mrs. Janice Davis and :
family, the Davis , family, the McGeary family, the Ifill family, the Guilliame ;
family, the Campbell family, the Bethel family, the Newbold family, Mr. Thirlee ;
Smith and family, Ms. Fredricka Wilson and family and the Weir family, Mrs. :
‘Linda Symonette and family, Mr. and Mrs. Silbert Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Deveaux, Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn Wilson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jarret’
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Teran Nicholls and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wenzell :
Nicholls, Mrs. Rosemary Braynen and family, Mr. Athama Bowe and family, |
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Sweat and family, :
Mrs. Muriel Eneas and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Rahming Sr. and family,
Dr. Cynthia "Mother" Pratt and Mr. Joe Pratt and family, Allison Basden and :
family, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Cleare and family, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Barnett
and family, Dr. and Mrs. Earl Cash and family, Mrs. Gaylean Fowler, Mr. James :
Smith and family, Mr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sandy Sands and family, :
Mrs. Valarie Sands and family, Fr. James Moultrie and family, Mr. and Mrs. :
Tinkle Hanna, Rev. Philip and Mrs Stubbs and family, The St. Michael's Church
family, Mr. and Mrs. Raynard Rigby and family, Ms. Cheery Lee Pinder and |
family, Ms. Tanya McCartney and family, Supt. Keith Bell and family, Mr. Robert :
Adams and family, Dr. Keva Bethel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Colin Major and}
family, Ms. Sonia Forbes and family, The COB family, The Limetree Boys and :
Anna, Dr. Theodore Turnquest, Dr. Devaughn Curling, Dr. Duane Sands, Dr. |
Bevarton Moxey, and the nurses and staff of Doctor's Hospital, Bally Total |





Fitness family, JP Morgan family and Baha Mar family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morlicians, # 44 Nassau
Street on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church
from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

LEONARD
WILLIAMS, 87 —

of #14 St. Paul Street and formerly of Conch
Sound, Andros will be held on Saturday 11:00
a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Boyd
Road Fr. Martin Gomes will officiate.
Internment will be made in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory and mourn his
passing wife, Christina Williams nee Smith;
daughters, Carolyn Tanning of Tennessee,
Linda Gilbert and Laurel Bartlett both of

Freeport, Patrice Fernander and Hattie Moxey;
sons, Yelveton Sr., Theophilus, Reonard Jr., Jeffrey, Daylen Sr., Anthony Williams
and Henry Moxey; he was pre-deceased by his sons, Joseph and Leon Williams;
step-children, Lynda Quant, L. Michelle Fox; surrogate son, Rev'd. Alpheus
Woodside (nephew); grand daughters, Michelle Hanna, Yvette, Tameka, Tiffany,
Cindy, Ghandi, Sasha, Jasmin, Taji, Tatyanna, Crystal, Janet, Deloris, Ivy,
Adrianne, Princess Saunders, Latoya, Latonya, Latia, Kendera, Tenairo, Miah,
Lasasha, Lauren, Natasha, Marla, Antonique and Antoniece, Ivy, Patrick and
Adrianne; grand sons, Owen, Ricardo, Chea, Fedel, Sean, Matelyn, Jermaine,
Leslie, Jamal, Theophilus Jr., Lennardo, Yelueton Jr., Benjamin, Sidney Jr.,
Daylen Jr., Anthony Jr., Shamiko Jr., Torray, Lamart, Jermaine, Jason, Carl and
Kristoff; great-grand daughters, Rodrigka, Carlvontae, Destiny, Shamya,
Simone, Gabrielle, Zasmine, Deniqua, Gabriel, Oshea, Jayah, Teniesha and
Fentsia, great-grand sons, Maestro Jr., Lamart Jr., Shaniko Jr., Carlo Jr., LaCardo,
Jeffrey Jr., Kaylin, Diallo, Deash, Davon, Mitchelle Jr., Dion Fenron, Fenton and
Tevin; sisters, Aldine Fowler and Rendell Marshall; brother, Jacob Lightbourne;
nieces, Ismae, Mildred, Sonia, Grace and Mary; nephews, Sgt. 101 Errol Miller,
Wilfred Johnson, Alvin, Joseph, Nathaniel, John, Wellington, Alfred, Craig,
Chuck, David, Leslie and Maitland; daughters-in-law, Rosalie, Lorraine, Sylvia,

Rosemary and Karen Williams; sons-in-law, Bobby Tanning, Weldon Fernander,

Revous Bartlett and Anthony Gilbert; and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Maestro Saunders, Lavardo, Patrick, Dorothy Lightbourne of Freeport,
Carlton Romer, Tempié Adderley, Carla Palmer, Donald, Knowles, Gladys Butler
and family, Inez Cooper and family, William Pratt, Sidney Curtis Sr., Kathleen
Allen and family, Chippingham Community, Christopher Nottage, The family
of St. Joseph, Holy Spirit Anglican Church family, Carlos Johnson, Daisy Saunders
and family, Konia Bain, Shane lie Wood, Lemuel and Delcine Boyd, Michelle
Rolle, Hair Braiders Association, The Rolle family, the Thompson family, Mervin
Cooper and family, Herbert, Warren and Kenneth Cooper, Beverly Gaylor, Linda
Campbell, Joanna Williams and David Hanna.

Friends may pay their last respect at Bethel Brothers Morticians, # 44 Nassau
Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.





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Cedar Crest Funeral Home

: DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street ¢ P.O.Box N-603 ¢ Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
| Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

Funeral Services For

EVA
JOHNSON, 78

| of Faith Avenue South and formally of

| The Bluff South Andros will be held on :

| Saturday March 8th 2008, 11.00a.m. at :
Final Hour Ministries, Fox Hill Road. :
Officiating will be Bishop Alton S.

Ferguson assisted by other ministers.
Cremation will follow.

Left with cherished memory are her
children Fred and Jenette Ramsey of
U.S.A., Anthony and June Cartwright,
Floyd Cartwright, Anicnco and Miriam

Tate; 10 grandchildren, Judith Jackson, Ulysses, Reggie, Nadia, Jason :
and Jessica Ramsey, of U.s.A., Ushanda Deveaux, Jamarco Cartwright, :
Keno Cartwright and Fantasia Tate; 8 great grandchildren, Telcise, :
Keyandra, Daniel Ramsey, Charmine, Lanoura Thompson, Siera Jackson, :
Jamya Givings and Clarissa Morris; 3 brothers, Alfred, Ezekiel and George :
Johnson; 3 sisters, Remilda Smith, Emeritta Pratt and Viola Johnson; 2 :
brothers-in-law, Jacob and Joseph Cartwright; 5 sisters-in-law, Victoria ‘
Johnson, Pearlnette, Cynthia, Glorian and Vernita Cartwright; nephews, :
Rev. William Hepburn, Bishop Alton Ferguson, Vernal Bain, Charles }
Smith, Rev..Orman Brown, Edward, Willard, Clarence, Franklyn, !
Christopher, Nicolas, Dr. Niegel, Lynden, Earl, Conrad, Tyrone, Bursil, :
Gregory, Patrick, Darren, and Perry Johnson, George Bethel, Mervin :
Adderley, Omara Ferguson, Caiaphas, Heulin, Alonso and Glenroy Forbes, :
Robert, Arlington, John Jr., Ray Charles, Jacob, Rosweil, Eugene, Charles, :
Jacob, Roswell, David, Charlie and Joseph Cartwright, Vernon Clarke, :
Patrick Sweeting, Dwight Knowles, Edward and John Cartwright; her :
nieces, Estella McPhee, Magnolla Brown, Willamae Hepburn, Melvern :
Rolle, Theresa Adderley, Gwenimae Sweeting, Marion Philip, Christina :
Clarke, Brendale Adderley, Ellamae Bain, Miriam Brennen, Joyce, Verdell, :
Barbara, Maltice, Tezel and Lisa Cartwright, Prudance Green, Mayei |
Hanna, Wendy, Barbramae, Diedremae, Rosalee, Eulamae and Inda Johnson,
Marjorie Bonaby, Icelyn Lewis, Maria Antonio, Edimae, Vernita and :
Marnell Forbes, Beverl Cooper, Elizabeth Rolle, Rosenell Cooper, :
Cherrymae Laroda, Carolyn Forbes, Euricka Ferguson and Dorlean Duford, :
Azzucca Leadon and Michelle Cartwright, Linda and Joyce Johnson, other :
relatives including a host of grand and great grand nieces and nephews :
and other relatives including, Evangelist Ival Evans and family, Rev. :
and Mrs. Theophilis Neely and family, Rev. Euthal Gren and family, Daniel :
Rahming and family, Lucitis Gibson, Zebeedee Rolle and family, The :
Neymour family, the entire McKinney family, The Ferguson family of :
Upper Bluff, Rolle family, James Smith and family, Fairdale Smith and :
family, Pearl McKinney and family, Ucal Deveaux and family, Anna :
Rahming and family, Lisa and family, Berthamae and Elrena Smith, Cecil :
Smith, Deloris Johnson, Ruben Green, Nurse Kelly of Flamingo Clinic,
Valdrie Davis, Chris Johnson, Oral Rolle, Andrea Penn, Monique Smith,
Ruthnell and Romeo Ferguson, Henry Thurston, Maple Strachan, all the :
ushers of B.F.M.IL., the Marine Divers and the staff of KM.S., the S.D.Team, !
the officers and members of her church in the Bluff, Desmond Bannister :
M.P., Shelton Rolle, Keneda Johnson, Lorin Flower, Ann Taylor and all |
the friends and neighbors of Faith Avenue South and others too numerous :

to mention.



Relatives and friends may pay their respects. at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m.
and at the Church on Saturday from 9:30a.m. to service time.

MINISTER
DOROTHY LORETTA
KNOWLES, 81

of Old Cedar Street, Yellow Elder Gardens
‘| and formerly of Williams Town, Exuma
will be held on Sunday March 9th, 2008,
1:30pm at Voice of Deliverance Disciple
Center Temple, Malcolm Allotments East.
Officiating will be Apostle Rev. Dr. Leon
Wallace, assisted by Pastor Edlin Scott
and Pastor Carl Curry. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Garden, Solider Road.

Dorothy "Mammie" Knowles was predeceased by her son Larry.

Left with cherished memories are her son, Apostle Leon Wallace; three
daughters, Helen Clare, Nicola Heastie and Yvonne Bradley; three
brothers, Whitfield, Ishmael and Freddie Major; six grandchildren, Tonia
Heastie, Trinae and Trinton Thompson, Larane Williams, Grandville and
Achaia Wallace; one son-in-law, Samuel Heastie; three sisters-in-law,
Cora, Cassie and Mary Major; one aunt, Clarita Thompson; one uncle,
Rev. Alfred Thompson; six neices, Ann Burrows, Kim, Keva, Sherry,
Shavonne and Latoya Major; twelve nephews, Dwayne and Gerald
McKenzie, Kevin, Timothy, Cordell, Joseph, Steven, Terrance, Police
Constable Ricardo, Paul, Kerick and Roland Major; her grandnephews,
Rashad, Henry, Joseph Jr., Ray and Valentino Major, Caleb and Alvin
Burrows, Shaquille McKenzie; grand neieces, Sharkera Saunders, Samantha
Morley, Riel, Megan, Merissa, Merlin and Kimberley Major, Ebony, Bianca,
Shanadra, Shyonda McKenzie; two godchildren, Michelle Malcolm and
Enamae Williams; numerous friends and relatives including, Veronica
Knowles and family, Mary Dawkins and family, Dorothy Smith and family,
Joyce Ramsey and family, Valerie and Eva Major, Karen and Gail McKenzie,
Edith Beckford, Judy Cooper, Ethel Smith, Jen Thompson, Tennyson and
Stephanie Wells, Blenrick Miller, Onieiha Butler, Minerva Musgrove,
Dorothy Burrows, Dorothy Pinder, Nellie Bowe, James Pratt of Seattle,
Washington, Florence Williams, Moses, Lenex, Arron, Rodlyn Major, Cora
Johnson, Trevor, Melva and Donna Sears of New York, Cleaortha, Sandra,
Arthur Nairn of Seattle, Washington, Zelma and Rev. Norris Kelly of
Miami, Florida, Brenda Heastie, and the Heastie family, Adien Burrows,
Valrie Pratt, Rev. Philip Rahming, Dora Thompson and family, Patricia
Glinton and family, Yvonne Malcolm and family, Barbara Smith and family,
Wilfred Burrows and family, the Dorsetts, Grays, Bowes, Styles and Sears
family, the Williams Town community of Little Exuma, the Majors of
South End, Long Island, the Jones, Nairn, Butler and Storr family of San
Salvador and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road & First Street on Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and
on Sunday from 10:00am to 11:00am and at the church from 12noon to
service time.





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REV. JOSEPH
PRATT, 73













be Rev. Dr. A Sheldon Higgs assisted by Rev Lavardo
Duncanson, Rev James Pennerman, Rev Hilbert Flowers and

Memorial Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive

and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives

Cedar Crest Funeral Home

DIGNITY IN SERVICE |
Robinson Road and First Street « P.O.Box N-603 ¢ Nassau, N.P., Bahamas -
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328- 1944/393-1352

Teta COM al

: from 10:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and on Sunday at the Church
: from 9:30a.m. to service time.

of # 16 Guanahi Circle Palmetto :
Village, and Johnsons Bay South :
Andros and formerly of O'neals :
Long Island will be held on:
| Sunday March 9th 2008, 11.00a.m. :
at The New'Lively Hope Baptist :
Church, Jerome Avenue and :
Chesapeake Road. Officiating will :



Rev Garland Russell. Interment will be made in Lakeview :

: Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive.
Left with cherished memory are his wife of 51 years Mae :
Ellen Pratt; 3 sons, Stephen, Dave and Daniel Pratt JP; 6 :
daughters, Wendy Brice, Norma Laverne Pinder, Lynette !
Farrington, Louise Wallace, Sandra Rahming and Carolyn :
- Denise Pratt; 1 brother, Bishop David Pratt; 3 daughters- :
in-law, Cheryl, Elda and Camille Pratt; 3 sons-in-law, Paul :
Rahming, Leviticus Farrington and George Brice; 21 grand :
children, Neugyen, Tansey, Tarino, Tanique, Akilah, Akins, :
Cyril, Gracesella, Ira, Rehema, Kryslee, Justin, Craig, Rashad, :
Maurice, Sarina, Antonio, Latrell, Ethan, Tariq, and Zzion; :
8 great grand children, Angel, Justin, Christian, Jade, :
Neugyen II, Jaden, Tarino II, and Luke; 6 sisters- in-law, :
Leotha, Betty and Victoria Pratt, Eliza Miller, Evelyn Rodgers, :
Ruth Duncombe, Rosenell Rodgers, Ruth Rodgers and Maria :
Sweeting, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives :
and friends including, the entire membership of the New :
Lively Hope Baptist Church family, the South Andros family :
the family of the late Rev'd Roger Adderley, the Captain :
Moxey family, James Dames, Rev Garland Russell and family, :
Rev'd Oswald Nixon and family, Pastor Bursil and Mrs. Rolle :
and family, Deacon Theophilis Rolle and family, Bensen and :
Elizabeth Carey, Mrs. Ethel Bartlette and family, Jack Johnson, :
Lionel and Verna Gilbert and family, Mr. Philip "Brave" :
' Davis Sr. and family and the community of Palmetto Village :
: Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest
: Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday
ud friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest :
| Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Saturday ;

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 7



















SHEILAMAE
GILBERT, 33

| of Tin Shop Corner will be held
on Saturday March 8th 2008,
11.00a.m. at Evangelistic Center,
Assemblies of God, Vesey Street.
Officiating will be Pastor Franklyn
L Burrows assisted by Deacon
Oswald Pinder. Interment will be
made in Lakeview Memorial


























Left with cherished memory are her mother Marlene Gilbert,
father Walter Pierre; 1 daughter, Calva Tereka Spence; 5
sisters, Carolyn Dorsette, Margaret Pierre, Sharon Williams,
Vernice and Christine Gilbert; 2 brothers; Rueben Gilbert
and Vicky Pierre; 4 aunts, Rowena and Eetermae Gilbert,
Corene and Claircipian Pierre; 5 uncles, Holman Gilbert,
Joseph, Max, Jim and Alexis Pierre; 8 nieces, Sherika Dorsette
Hepburn, Keithra, Shikena and Tyrese Forbes, DeAndrea,
Valentina, Rebecca and Angel Gilbert; 14 nephews, Daugarina
Forbes, Lavardo Dorsette, Carson and Elton Strachan, Kirkland
and Clarence Woodside, Ricardo, Robert, Robin and Rueben
Jr. Gilbert, Reggio Knowles Tario Brown, John Sands and
Francis Jr. Hunt; 1 brother-in-law, Dwight Williams; 1
nephew-in-law, Robert Hepburn; 4 grand nephews, 6 grand
‘nieces and other relatives and friends including, Tina
Knowles, the Huyler family, Shanell Armbrister, Maydine
Cole, Natheria Lloyd, Mary Higgs, Paula and Chrissy
Cunningham, Crayton Ellis, Calvin Spence, Koafi Bridgewater,
Tiffany Banton, Lashan Pitter, the Perpall family, the staff of
Atlantis Resort, Royal Towers, House Keeping, Onocology
Clinic of the Princess Margaret Hospital and all the people
of Bail and Grants Town and others too numerous to mention.























from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at the Church on Saturday §
from 9:30a.m. to service time.









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Yager funeral Home Crematorium

Queen’s Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 ¢ Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

DUDLEY
NATHANIEL
BYFIELD, 76

formerly of Kingston, Jamaica and
a resident of #21 Allenby Lane,
Freeport will be held on Saturday,
8th March, 2008 at 11:00a.m. at
St. John's Jubilee Cathedral,
Settler's Way, Freeport. Officiating
will be Bishop Godfrey Williams
and interment will follow in the
McLean's Town Public Cemetery.






















































Left to cherish his fond memories are his wife, Velma Pinder-Byfield;
daughters, Dorothea, Caroline and Miriam Byfield; son, Donald
Byfield; step-son, Quincy Hall Sr.; step daughter-in-law, Michelle
Hall; brothers, Daniel Byfield of Cleveland, Ohio, Neville Byfield
of Germany; sisters, Ruby "Enid" Clarke (predeceased), Carmen
Byfield-Pittman of Poughkeepsie, New York, Icyline Samuel of
London, England; grandchildren, Aaron Dean and Lashaun
Colebrooke Jr.; step-grandchildren, Quiniqua, Quincy Jr., & Quintin
Hall; aunt, Ina Campbell of Jamaica; brothers-in-law, Frank Pittman
Jr., Kenneth Samuel, Obed Pinder Jr., Howard "Jim" Pinder, Ted
Pinder; sisters-in-law, Helga Byfield, Florina Laing, Euna Cooper,
Joyce Russell, Donna White, Rosemary Hield, Joanne McIntosh,
Eunice Newbold; nieces, Dr. Janice Samuel, Michelle Pittman Van-
Dyke, Lisa, Patsy and Jean Bogle; nephews, Clive and Barry Bogle,
Dennis Byfield, Daniel Byfield Jr., Carl Williams, Rayandrea Pittman,
Kenneth Aubrey Samuel Jr.; grand nieces, Brittanee and Tyra Van-
Dyke, Kaselia Williams, Kishana Bogle, Mia, Phia; grand nephews,
Khamali Williams, Marcus Pittman-Ramarea Sean; a host of relatives
and friends, Electra Elie-Byfield, Forrester Carroll, Greg Christie,
Derek Carroll, Simon Lewis, Leslie Minus, Ann Percentie Russell,
Pleasant Bridgewater, Oswald Gentle, Ruby Gentle Biggs and the
Gentle family, the Griffiths family, May Campbell and family, Bishop
Winston Adlam, Basil Neymour and family, Bishop Godfrey Williams
| and the St. John's Jubilee Cathedral family, Sis. Vera "Ola" Rolle,
Joy Sands, Helen Whyte and family, Pastor Harrison Pinder and
family, Joe Simmons and family, Roger Charlton and family, Pastor
Napthli Cooper and family, Freeport Holiness Church family, the
Lords House Congregation, Doctor Rolle, Doctor Charity, Nurse
Bain, Nurse Saunders, Sister Barbara Hepburn, Nurse. Stephanie
Evans, Lashaun "Meico" Colebrooke, Culbert Evans Jr., Nigel Dean
Jr., the staff of Freeport News, staff of ZNS, staff of The Office of
the Prime Minister, The Tribune, Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas
Information Service staff, the staff of the former Grand Union and
many others.




Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral Home
& Crematorium, Queens Highway on Friday from 12:00 noon until
6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service
time.



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Pinder's Funeral Home
“Service Beyond Measure”

PALMDALE AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 ° CELL: 357-3617
. RANNIE PINDER President

DEATH NOTICE |

PERCIVAL
(Larry)
FORSYTHE,
94

of Rosetta
‘Street,
Palmdale.

Died at the Princess Margaret
Hospital on Sunday March 2nd,
2008. Predeceased by one son,
Jason; |

| Survived by his wife, Lillian

Forsythe; two daughters; Sharlie
Knowles of Long Island and
Deborah Smith of Grand
Bahama; two sons, Dion and
Larry Forsythe; two sisters,
Hilary Cancino of Nassau, and
Corita Desabrias of Montreal
Canada.



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Semi-Military Service for

HERCULES, 72



Rev’d Stephen Davies and Rev’d Fr. G. Kingsley Knowles.

and Caicos Islands, Arlene, Sylvia Mortimer of Grand Bahama,

and DeMaro Mortimer, Nicholas Belgrave, Lynden Newbold
Jr. and Sheen Newbold; Two (2) Sons-in-law: Mitchell

_ law: Lucia Belgrave; Four (4) Sisters: Muriel Clarke and

Scott of Barbados; Six (6) Nephews: Stephen and Neville
of Barbados, Maurice Clarke of New York, Roger, Ralph
and Ronald Hercules; Two (2) Grand-Nephews: Shane and
Christopher Clarke of Barbados; Three (3) Nieces: Ann

Nieces: Natalia Donkor of England, Vikki and Julia Clarke
Hercules of Barbados; One (1) Great-Grand-Niece: Taylor
Donkor of England; Three (3) Nieces-In-Law: June Clarke
and Patricia Hercules of Barbados, Zelma Clarke of New
York and a host of other relatives and friends including; The
Barbadian-Bahamian Association, Executives and Members

Police Reginald Ferguson.and the Royal Bahamas Police

q Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes



boc 35-0 ern ee PSs
girsxenpuaecvesaz

Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

: and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from
: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
MR. LINCOLN OSWALD |:

of Village and Tuckeraway Roads :
and formerly of Christ Church, :
Barbados will be held on Saturday, :
March 08th, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at :
Christ Church Cathedral, George :
Street. Officiating will be The Very :
Rev’d Patrick Adderley Assisted :
by Rev’d Fr. Michael Gittens, |

Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.



Left to cherish his memories are Children: Michael Belgrave 3
of California, Claudette Basden of Provodenciales, The Turk |
: Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
Sheena Newbold, Stefon Carey, Lincoln Jr. and Lavell Carey; :
Three (3) Grand-daughters: Michaela Josey, Deshanah :
Mortimer and Stella Belgrave; Five (5) Grand-sons: Delano |
: Shykell Wilchcombe and Antonia “tony” Pearce; Seven (7)
} “Il | Brothers: Lee Sanchez Dormeus, Lamar, Leon and Michael
Mortimer and Lynden Newbold Sr.; One (1) Daughter-in :
. ? Newbold; Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Exantus Dormeus,
Evelyn Hercules of Barbados, Lorna, Velda Brathwaite of :
England; Two (2) Brother: Dillon Hercules and Randolph :

: Russell, Lisa Munnings, Dellarese Gray, Patrice and Kim
: Cadet, Cathy Spencer, Carolyn Joseph-Dormeus, Inez Moncur,
| Shirley Kemp off Abaco, Elaine and Olga Wilchcombe,
pi ] ) : Maggie, Shelly, Christine Rolle; Seventeen (17) Uncles:
Clarke, Wendy Brathwaite and Jennifer; Six (6) Grand- :
: WKE | Lifet Cadet, Eldridge Parker Sr., Ellison Russell, Antoine
of Barbados, Shara Clarke of New York, Natalie and Tricia :
: and Chris Wilchcombe, Neville Kemp and Cecil Moncur
: and a host of other relatives and friends including: The
: Bahamas Red Cross Society, The Graduating Class of 2008
: of C. V. Bethel Senior High School, The Calvary Deliverance
l ; : 1 VA : Church family and other's too numerous to mention.
of RBPF Retired Police Officers, Acting Commissioner of :

: Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes
Force and others too numerous to mention. | and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from
: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.

' until service time at the Church.




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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 9

JAMIL LEON OBIE
CET
WILCHCOMBE, 17

of Pinewood Gardens will be held
on Saturday, March 08th, 2008 at
10:00 a.m. at Calvary Deliverance
Church, East Street South.
Officiating will be Pastor James
Newry Assisted by Elder Albert
Campbell and Elder Ricardo

Clark. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums,-John F.




































Left to cherish his memories are his Parents: Exanna Dormeus
and Leon G. Wilchcombe; Three (3) Sisters: Nekita and
Wilchcombe, Charlie and Christoff Edwards and Leonardo

Lamary Cadet, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilchcombe; Sixteen
(16) Aunts: Stephanie Moxey, Lucianna Parker, Stephanie

Eddie, Dwayne and Sammy Dormeus, Lukie, Ramon and

Munnings, Donnie Moxey, Dave Gray, Ellison Russell, Jerry



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RUSSELL & PINDER’S|
FUNERAL HOME

Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 - Freeport, Grand Bahamas







lat eyez) Mel ade ee EL



ROSANELL
BARTLETT, 73

of Pinder's’Point, Grand Bahama,
will be held on Saturday, March
8, 2008 at 10:00am. At Church
of the Good Shepherd, Pinder's
Point, Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Rev. Erma
Ambrose, assisted by Fr. Curtis
Robinson. Interment will follow
in the Pinder's Point Cemetery.














Left to mourn her passing are grandsons, Stephan and
Terrane Bartlett; adopted sons, Dwight and Brandon
Bartlett; aunt, Victoria Wilkenson; uncle, Benjamin Grant;
sisters-in-law, Veronica Russell and Rosanell Grant;
nieces, Jaunita Pinder, Louise Kelly, Paulette Minder,
Renay Johnson, Sharon Dawkins, Robin, Cindy and
Icelyn Grant, Kitty Fishbacher and Cleola Russell;
nephews, Terrance, Floyd, Michael, Mark, Gileon, Phillip
and Milton Grant, Perry, Terrnace and Kingsley Grant;
fifty grand nieces and nephews, godchild, Emma Romer;
nieces-in-law, Millicent Rolle-Bartlett, Emenald Cooper,
Cleo, Newbold, Carnetta Edgecombe, Prescolita Clough,
Gloria Bartlett, Ethel Laing, Elenetia Bartlett, Syliva and
Josephine Bartlett, Maraget Smith, Valerie, Rita, Jacquelyn,
Luisa, Inez, Donna Grant and Lillian Bassett; nephews-
in-law, Rev. Leonard Pinder, James Kelly, Haron Dawkins,
Charles Minder, Charles II, Charles I, James and Edward
Bartlett, Addison Kennedy, Rufus, Cleveland and Deon
Russell; other relatives and friends including, Alfred and
Thomas Rolle, Rosetta Rolle, Fr. Curtis Robinson and
family, Rev. Erma Ambrose and family, Fr. Norman
Lightbourne and family, Fr. Harry Ward and family,
Nancye Miller, Mable Russell and family, Mrs Velma
Burrows, Mrs Marie Georges Louima, Della McPhee,
Victoria Delancy, Kingsley Grant, Brenda Simms and
family, Sybilene Cooper and the Church of the Good
Shepherd family.






























Family will receive friends at Russell & Pinder Funeral
Home on Friday, March 7, from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. and
on Saturday March 8, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. until service
time at the church.




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Hutler’s Funeral Homes
& Crematoriwn -

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

Funeral Announcement

MRS. ANTOINETTE
‘ ELIZABETH
ADDERLEY, 67








of Staniel Cay, Exuma will
be held on Saturday, March
O8th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at
Christ Church Cathedral,
George Street and formerly
of Deadman’s Cay, Long
Island. Officiating will be
The Very Rev'd Patrick
Adderley Assisted by Rev’d
Far. Michael Gittens and Rev’d Stephen Davies.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.



















Mrs. Adderley will be greatly missed by her loving.
and dedicated Husband: Kirkwood Adderley; One
(1) Daughter: Joy D’Arville; One (1) Son: Sean
Adderley; Two (2) Granddaughters: Diandrea
D’Arville and Andrea Knowles; Two (2) Grandsons:
Alexander Knowles and Rhoderique D’ Arville; One
(1) Son-in-law: Capt. Rhoderique D’Arville; Two
(2) Sisters: Rachel Burrows and Asenath Cartwright;
One (1) Brother: Spence Cartwright; One (1) Aunt:
Ermie Cartwright; One (1) Brother-in-law: Garfield
Burrows; Two (2) Nieces: Elizabeth Rahming and
Antonia Burrows; Two (2) Nephews: Francis and
Alexis Burrows; Three (3) Grandnephews: Andre,
Elliot and Aiden Rahming; One (1) Nephew-in-law:
Winton Rahming and a host of other relatives and
friends including: The Very Rev’d Patrick and Mrs.
Astrid Adderley and the Christ Church Cathedral
Church family especially the members of Cell “G”
and the entire Community of Deadman’s Cay, Long
Island and others too numerous to mention.


















Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.






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LILLIAN BEATRICE

HUDSON,
affectionately called

"Auntie", "Lilly", 78

of Harbour Island, will be held on
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Lighthouse
Church Of God, Harbour Island,
Bishop Samuel Higgs, assisted by

Charles Dean will officiate and
interment will follow in St.
Catherine’s Cemetery, Harbour Island.

Precious memories will forever live
on in the hearts of her 5 Children: Lorenzo Hutchinson, Marionette
Cartwright, Jessie Romero, Yvette Higgs and Tanya Hutchinson; 8
Grandchildren: April, June, May, Ronald, Dawn, Bianca, Jammi and
Brittany; 2 Great-grandchildren: Kamera and Kourtni; 2 Sisters: Rita
Barry and Mary Cleare; 3 Brothers: Bishop Herman Saunders, Joseph
and Donald Saunders; 2 Adopted Sons: Lawrence Thompson and Kevin
Johnson; Adopted Daughter: Latisha Brown; Adopted Sister: Jesilee
Mackey; 155 Nieces and Grandnieces; 140 Nephews and
Grandnephews including: Michael and Elosie Knowles, Ena Sawyer,
Lorna Culmer, Bishop Samuel and Betsy Higgs, Bishop Dudley and
lonie Kelly, Bishop Charles and Mackell Dean, David Barry, Alec and
Lois Barry, Patrice Barry, Valarie Sands, Phillip Saunders, Jan Saunders,
Sheila Francis, Stephanie Roberts, Coralee Percentie, Meagan and
Marcian Saunders, Margaret Rose Major, Jan Rahming, Ismae Moss,
Joey Cunningham and their families; Godsister: Jacqueline Percentie;
2 Sons-in-law: Samuel Cartwright and James Higgs; Daughter-in-
law: Delarie Hutchinson; Brother-in-law: William Cleare; Sisters-in-
law: Marie, Consuela, Emily Geraldine Saunders, Aleeta Hudson and
Mildred Neilly; other Relatives and Friends including: Cyril and
Janice Major, Shirley Cunningham, Lionel and Jesslyn, Charles and
Rosina Archer and their families, Leonie Neely, the family of the late
Gwendolyn Davis, Alfred and Nora Albury, Margaret Grant, Sheila
Saunders, Olga Higgs, Elizabeth Higgs, Olivia Parkinson, Denzil and
Patsina Higgs, Harriet Powell, Berlin and Penny Cleare, Beverly Higgs,
Ruby Percentie, Eunice Sweeting, Christiana Thompson, Florine Major
and family, Eva Percentie, Edwin Hutchinson, Bertram Sawyer, Laura
Higgs, Miriam Rolle, Melvern Williams, Betty Merill, Edith Cleare,
Joseph and Lola Saunders, Eloise Johnson, Elosie Roberts, Alsaida
Johnson of Miami, FL., Percival and Pastor Curtlin Johnson, Percival
and Dorothy Johnson, Glenroy and Elaine Aranha, Patricia Cash, Patricia
Fisher, Barbara Woods, Mildred Roberts, Cecilia McPhee, Rose Moss,
Dashiel and Edith Roberts, Joyce Roberts, Theresa Fairweather, Joyce

-Cleare, Alafair Berkel, Pastor Diana Culmer, Auralee Thompson, Wendy
Collie, Angela Johnson, Vhaul Thompson, Wade Higgs, Jennifer Cleare,
Rosalie Stewart, Carnard Bethel, Archie Nairn, Craig and Sanny

Mortimer, Terry Deveaux, Gaylene Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and

the staff of Super Value, staff of Sawyers Food Store, staff of the

Administrators and Post Office, the entire membership of the Lighthouse

Church of God, Mr. Chrisfield Johnson and the Progressive Liberal

Party Harbour Island Branch, the staff of Female Medical | and the

Commonwealth Funeral Aome,
ab Independence Drive « Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR

Bishop Dudley Kelly and Bishop ~






THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 11









Intensive Care Unit of The Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctor Mensah
and the staff of the Harbour Island Clinic, and oles relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.





Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME,
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE ON Thursday from 2:00-7:30 p.m., and at
the church in Harbour Island on Friday from 5 p.m. to service time.










GLADYS ANN
HEPBURN, 59

of Dundas Town, Abaco, will be held
on Saturday, 11 a.m. at Church of
God, Dundas Town, Abaco. Pastor
Anthony Campbell assisted by
Brother Jerry Cornish will officiate
and interment will follow in the
Public Cemetery, Dundas Town,
Abaco.













Left to cherish her memories: Her
Mother: Naomi Hepburn; Brothers:

Arnold Hepburn Ik; Wendell Cornish, James and Joel Hepburn;

Sisters: Dendelia Hepburn, Eulamae Pinder, Patrice Rolle; Sandrina
and Delrosa Hepburn; Uncle: Alfred Murray; Aunts: Miriam Murray
and Leah Humes; Nephews: Neville and Michael Humes, Marvin Dean,

Tod and Ted Cornish, Andrew Calma, Mark and Marvin Russell, Analdo
Dawkins, Jamal Hepburn, Adrian, Anthony and Quintin Cornish, James
Hepburn Jr., Zyandric and Dwayne Jones, Demetrio Hepburn and
Delmar Saunders; Nieces: Karen Antonio, Claudine Burrows, Tameka
Dawkins, Nichole Fox and Dewina Hepburn; Brother-in-law: Edward
Rolle; Sisters-in-law: Modena Hepburn, Yvonne Cornish, Emerald and
LeEaster Hepburn; a host of other relatives and friends including:
Daniel, Oswald, Cedric, Fred, Calman, Eric, Elvern, Elton and Wayne
Parker, Macy Cooper, Doris Thompson, Charles Bootle, Ahswell,
Marcell, Zyndall, Debreth Johnly Murray, Jennie Mae Hoyt, Shirley
McIntosh, Betty Nairn, Andrea Johnson, Julie Edgecombe, Randy,
Caroline and Derek Humes; Lillian Parker, Hartman Cooper, Sharon
Bootle, Tarnisha Pearl, Mildred and Monica Murray, Edward Hoyt,
Austin McIntosh, Mike Nairn, Freeman Johnson; Bishop Clifford
Henfield and family, Gordon Burrows, Pastor Anthony Campbell and
family, Pastor Lernis Cornish and family, Flora Lowe, Bethsheba Clarke,
Larry Williams and family, Ernie Scott, Malcolm and Wendy Hepburn
(Canada), Alvett and Althea Mills and family, Olivia Nesbitt and family,
the Church of God, Dundas Town, the staff at the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic.




























Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 10:30-1 p.m. and at the
church in Dundas Town on Friday from 5 p.m. to service time on
Saturday.







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Rack of Anes F Funeral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 « Fax: 328-8852

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eile = SSIs FOR

BERNADETTE
ATILUS, 51

Haiti,



children, Bency and Markenson Louis, Madeline Theodoris,



and family, Deaconess Philomene Guilee and fannie: Rev.
| Bazile and family, and Deacon Jean Paul Derlius and family,
_ Members of Berean Evangelical Baptist Church, Aleria
_ Valmera, Limage Lutcuma, Benot Jr. Baptiste; Frisnel

ee adei oe Sandilands villace . Charles, Paul Joseph, Julrista Joseph, Molicer, Kalatine,

_Rd., and formerly of Jean Rabel, K athlean, Stacy, Melissa, Justina, Ida, Camilise, Kelly,
will be held at:
Metropolitan Church of The |
Nazerene, East Street Saturday |
March 8th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. |
Left to cherish het memory | Friends may pay their last respects at Rock Of Ages Funeral





Louisina, Andrine, Elphie, Janine, Selina Cartwright, Jackie,
Northe, Patrice Rahming, Patrice Major, Rosie Datus,

Nathan and Corey, The Housekeeping staff of the Cove
and the Sandals family.

Chapel, Wulff Rd. and Pinedale on Friday from 10:00 a.m.

— to 6:00 d at the church on Saturday f 12:00
Jacqueline Smith; adopted daughter, Monique Alcy; | : Deo ee eee

| Claudette Peirre, and Nerline Joseph; sons-in-law, Shawn
Smith, Guiller Therodis, and Garath Rayan; daughters- :
in-law, Miriam Louis and Regine Louis; sisters, Alicia,
Florida, and St. Hilia Atilus; brothers, St. Hilien, St Hiiaire; |
Daniel, Francoeur and Elisner Atilus; sister-in-law, Gloria, |
Charitable, Maxine, Kerline and Phirana Atilus; brothers- :
in-law, Samuel Louis; and St. Julien Senatus; grand
children, Brittney, Jahmal and Jaquan Smith, Jerry, Bensly, :
Sally and Marcus Louis; uncles, Moravien Dossouis, St.
Haman, Mericidien and Cegilus Atilus; aunts, Elaine and -
Elizabeth Dossous, Angela Senatis, Mericilc Toma and |
Vilcius Choute; nieces, Rosenie, Anelisa, Ysemanette, |
Joslia, Aciline, Dieudila, Gladys, Ysana, Wi Imide, Chelone, |
Sandia, Miley, Dianna Suze, Tatianna, Kethe, and Daline; :
nephews, Wander, Diory, Watson, Lamenet, Eleian, Waly, |
John Witlen Winsly, Bedly, John WitIloue, Wolsen and :
Ruben; 15 grandneices and 2 grand nephews; cousins, |
Merifranc Snatus and family, Chavannes Atilus and family, |
Waner Atilus and family, Moncius Atilus and family, Orelien |
Atilus and family, Phylis Atilus and family, Wilkenson |
Mattheus and family, Elisnot Sanatus and family, Eldura |
Sentus and family, Louvinne Jodseph, Hercul Rosenne, |
Christiane Atilus, Mertilia Maurepass, Juliette Atilus and |
Alisna Choute; godchildren, Elphie Faugue, Scuntia |
Senatus, Jonis Petit Homme and Louisina Noel; other |
relatives and friends including, Anthony Estime, Rev. |
Dr. Jean Paul Charles and famiy, Celimise Octelus, Micius |
Estime, Deacon Yves Cherenfent and family, Deacon |
Rigueur, Dieujuste and family, Deacon St. Hilaire Sana |

noon until funeral time.

JOSANNA
BELL, 51

a resident of Lazaretta Road and
formerly of Haiti, will be held at
Ebenezer Evangelical Church,
Carmichael Road, Saturday,
March 8th at 2:00 p.m. Officiating
will Rev. Laurent Papouloute
assisted by other ministers of the
. gospel. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetry Cowpen Road.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother Mademe Carida
Deceus; children, Josanna Danices, Mona Darius, Rosales,
Dameus Darius; brothers, Angelot Bell, Wilson Julien,
Romel Bell, Octave Larose, and a host of other relatives
and friends including, Rev. Laurent Papouloute, Pastor A.
Bazile and the church family of Ebenezer Evangelical
Church.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock Of Ages Funeral
Chapel, Wulff Road and Pinedale on Saturday from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 1:00
until funeral time.








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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 13

Vaughn O. Jones
MEMORIAL CENTER

“Honoring the memories of loved ones”

INEZ MURSAY
CAREY, 77

of Moores Lane, Wulff Road and }
formerly of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera :
will be held on Saturday March 8th, :

@ 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at East Street Gospel :
| Chapel, East Street. Officiating will be
Pastor Thomas Roberts assisted by other :
Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will :
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

Road.

Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of her one daughter,
Sandra Carey; six sons, Charles, Gary, Lawrence, Shane, Elvin and
Terrance Carey; twenty-three grandchildren, Brian, Latasha, Jason,

Latannia, Johanna, Gary J, India, Latoya, Nykeisha, Gary L, Quadelia, :
Garren, Mario, Mario S, Jerome, Renaldo, Elvin Jr., Elvardo, Eric, :

Delneisha, Lashonda, Akirra and Terrance Jr.; sister, Clasandra

Gibson; two brothers, Elvin and Sidney Thompson; three :
daughters-in-law, Sylvia, Gina and Lolamae Carey; seven brothers- :

in-law, Harcourt Gibson, Leo, Kenneth, Eugene, John and Wesley :
: Laurie Livingston; father, Redwin Kemp; six sisters, Deborah,

Carey and George Bethel; fourteen great-grandchildren, Dante,

Noel, Najenty, Naeem, Kobe, Kamren, Kayla, Terry, Gabriel, Jerome
Jr., Sabri, Angela, Delneko and Cadre; two grand sons-in-Iaw, :
Jamaal Brown and Adrian Tucker; nieces and nephews, Deidre :
LaRoda, Vanessa, Allen, Cathy, Carroll, Susan, Barbara, Teisha, :
Judy, Faye, Paulette, Linda, Renee, Calliope Longley, Margaret :
Smith, Gilda Dean, Judith, Joy, Cheryl, Kerri, Patrona Crawford, :
Lenni Thompson, Elvin Jr., Vernon, Glenn, Thaddeus, Larry, Winston, :
Anthony, Withfield, Bernard, Scoot, Vaughn, James Jr., Jerry, Neville, :
Hiriam, Leo Jr., Charles, Derek, Michael, Ricky, J ohn, Ivan, Cyril,
Norman and Kenneth; and a host of other relatives and friends :
including, Renee Thompson, Urene Nottage, Unice Cooper, Ena :
Thompson, Asa Bethel, Sheila Santiago, Pastor Thomas Roberts :
and family, Pastor Ed Dorsett and family, Sisters Eloise Sweeting,
Louise Moxey, Nora Dorsett, Rosalee Turner and the entire East :
Street Gospel Chapel family, Winston Carey and family, Alice :
Campbell, Jennifer Smith and family, The Beckles, Sears, Lopez, :
Thompson, Russell and Collie families, The Majestic Tours family :

and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force family.

ET

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn O. Jones
Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the Church on apa from 10:00
a.m. to service time.

DOMINIQUE
DEL'RICO
LIVINGSTON, 33

of Soldier Road will be held on
Saturday March 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m
| at Church of God of Prophecy, Minnie
-| Street and Cordeaux Avenue.
Officiating will be Bishop Solomon
{ Humes assisted by other ministers of
the gospel. Cremation will follow.

Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of his mother,

Vivian, Vieanna, Mascushla, Karen and Kimberly; four brothers,
Valentino, Vaughn, John and Kenneth Kemp; six uncles, Luell
Kemp, Edwin Kemp and James Kemp, Michael Brooks, Franklin
Brooks and Paul Brooks; eleven aunts, Theresa Brooks, Sharon
Thomson, Lillian, Eloise Livingston, Cleora Backer, Petrol Roberts,
Sheila Rosse, Bertheme Laing and Iris Williams, Lorraine and
Cynthia Backer; nieces and nephews, Jevon, Valeninique, Kendolyn,
Angelica, Hesinique, Michael, ZarZar, Trevor, Demetria, Deja-vu,
Valention Jr., Poncho, Cameron, Dakota; cousins, Vanessa, Vance,
Verionique, Vandissa, Vasco, Vallone, Elliot, Antonia, Hope, Princess,
Demetrius, Charon, Troy, Triano, Callile, Targe, Inspector Sean,
Rodrigo, Elva, Scherreaz, Nadia, Diago, Denton, Derven, girlfriend
Cynthia and Loya Deal, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held in the "Heritage Suite" of Vaughn O. Jones
Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00
am to service time.

a Road and Primrose Street,
a aay Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 © 24 Hour Emergency 434-9220/380-8077



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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

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NASSAU —
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
. P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

TUT YUM yin ee)

GLADYS MINERVA
HIELD, 83
OF WEST END, GRAND BAHAMA AND

) FORMERLY OF COCONUT GROVE,
MIAMI, FLORIDA WILL BE HELD AT

E) ST. MARY MAGDALENE ANGLICAN :
*| CHURCH, WEST END, GRAND }

BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8,

2008 AT 11:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL :

_ BE PASTOR PETER DAMES ASSISTED }

BY PASTOR OSWALD NESBITT. :

INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE WEST END PUBLIC CEMETERY.

Left to mourn her passing are her Special Friend: James Roker; five Sons: }
Elgin, Whitney, Earlin, David Hield and James Roker; five Daughters: Lovely :
Pollard, Bertha, Joan, Sallereene and Marilyn Hield; three adopted Children: :
Peter, Paul and Sheila; twenty-one Grandchildren: Sherene, Nick, Whitlene, :
Whitman Jr., Peterson, Samuel, Nacarl, April, Earlin Jr., Roshima, Bisa, }
Jarrard, Eugene, Eugina, Tehran, Devon, Katrina, Jamese, Jamika and Janea; }
eleven Great grandchildren: Shalaya, Jeffery, Kadeisah, Shakeal, Sam, }
Joshua, Keshon, Ruth, Sasha D’Andre, and Breanna; one Sister: Mable :
Colton; eight Nieces: Claudette, Shree, Lasha, Rhonda, Diane, Yvonne, :
' Sandra and Rozetta; five Nephews: Anson, Xavier, Craig, Douglas and
Sherwood; one Aunt: Brenda Laing of Nassau; one Uncle: William Butler; i FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.
two Daughters-in-law: Gwen and Luanna Hield, three Granddaughters- :
in-law: Linda Hield, Sandra Rolle and Pattie Minnis, thirty-three Grandnieces
and nephews; thirteen: great grandnieces and nephews; three Godchildren: }
Jenny Barr, Oswald Nesbitt and Icelyn, and a host of other Relatives and :
Friends including: Westley and Viola Annie Lewis, Joyce Smith, Hilton :
Cooper, Mable Russell, Ruthmae Cooper and family, Esterlee Noyan Miller, °
Natilda Gopaul, Alecia Thompson and family, Doug Severa, Orian Seymour
and family, Addison Culmer and family, James Culmer and family, Hilton }
Bowleg and family, Rev. Anthony Gant and family, Hortense Roker and :
family, Playboy, Millis Newton, Kay, Robert, Joy and the Grant family, Cyril
Lewis and family, Rejoina Carey and family, Rowena Saunders and family, }
Sabrina Laing and family, Loretta Laing and family, Maudie Joyce, Margaret,
Obie Wilchcombe, MP for West End and Bimini, Madline Pinder and family, :
Evans Williams and family, The Bowleg family, Rejoina Martin and family, }
Father Stephen Grant, Glen Woodside, Lenwood and Artis Neely and family,
Douglas Grant Sr., Jewel Grant, Eunrice Moss and family ,Wheatley Russell :
and family, Betty Bullard and family, Fred McKenzie and family, Pastor ;
Dean and family, Sherryanne Audrey and the Hield family, Diane Johnson,
Anthony Hepburn and family, Eric Woods, Paula Deveaux, Bruce and Olga }
Hanna and family, Tappy, Betty, Reese, Kay Vincent and family, Maria :
Johnson and family, Maureen and Lisel Bethel, Cedrel and Hattie Williams :
and family, Mae and Hermis Saunders, Gladstone Young and family, Ms. }
Danelle Saunders, Landa McKenzie, Juliet Smith and family, Romeo Smith } MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST
~ and family, Mrs. Watson and family, Gloria Thomas and family, Rev. Armold } CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM
Pinder Jr. and family, Pastor Green and End Time Ministires family, Water i
Cay, West End and Grand Cay Family, the Eastern Star Lodge family, the }
Church of the Nazarene family, St. Peter Church family, Staff and Patient at



: the Grand Bahama Home of the Age, St. Michael Church family, the entire
West End Community and many others to numerous to mention.

i VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “PERPETUAL SUITE” OF
i RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM LIMITED,
-11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY
i FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY
i FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

EVELYN “MISS. MAVIS”
REYNOLDS, 75

OF #9 PIONEERS WAY, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF
ST. CATHERINE, JAMAICA WILL BE
HELD AT CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD,
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8,
2008 AT 1:00P.M. OFFICIATING WILL
BE BISHOP ARTHUR KNOWLES

4+ ASSISTED BY REV. STEVE DEAN.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE
GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE,

Left to cherish her memories are her one Daughter: Veneita Linden; four
Granddaughters: Karlene and Tanya Linden, Audlene and Gabrielle Swann;
one Step Granddaughter: Lorna Rolle; two Grandsons: Kingsley Linden
Jr. and Jason Swann Jr.; thirteen Great grandchildren: Harry Miller, Jeffrey
Swain, Marcus Linden, Bam Bam, Junior, James, Jeremy, Thurston and
Cassinique Linden, Devonique and Devonia Forbes and Ashleigh Swann;
one Grandniece: Carlene McFarlane one Son-in-law: Audley Swann; one
Granddaughter-in-law: Deniece Swann; two Grandsons-in-law: Mario
Taylor and James Thurston; and a host of other Relatives and Friends
including: Mr. and Mrs. Higgs, Mr. and Mrs. Pinder, Mr. and Mrs. Hanna,
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Edison
Gibson, Oscar Curtis, Kevin and Chucky Bastian, Janet Marshall, Naomi and
John Benoti, Lorena and Leonard Simmons, Elva Saunders, Marina Linden,
Kenvlyn Wallace, Elaine Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Inez Hepburn,
Mattie, Maxine, Yvonne and the entire Swann Family, Linden family, Waldrons
family, Joyce, Pearl, Enid, Doctors and Nurses at the Rand Memorial Hospital
especially ICU Department, Dr. Rolle, Dr. Shariff, Dr. Ohueyi, Dr. Darville,
Nurse Williams, Grant, Vincent and Pierre, Social Services Department
especially Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Missick and Mrs. Lundy.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “SERENITY SUITE” OF RESTVIEW

10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH FROM
11:30 AM UNTIL SERVICE TIME.





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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 15

Reslsias Memorial Moluary
and Cromalouum Limiled

FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 e Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier Rea reas N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

CHESTER FREDRICK
SMITH, 45

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH,

COOPER JR. AND MINISTER BERTRAM ROBERTS.
_ CEMETERY.

Left to cherish fond memories are his Mother: Myrtle Louise
‘Rolle and Ronald Smith; three Sisters: Velta Gibson, Monique

Smith and Linda Hepburn-Malcolm; eight Nieces: Claretta Jones,
Nicoya Jones, Niquencia Brennan, Malkia Jones, K’lysa Rolle,

Brenae Gibson, Brittany Malcolm and Xaviera Jones; five :
Nephews: Nikeno Jones, Cameron Gibson, Kriston Smith, Taron :
Smith and Ryan Malcolm; three Grand Nephews: Stanley Cooper, :
Ramon Cooper and Taija Brennan; five Grand Nieces: Courtney :
Jones, Dionne Alleyne, Malique McKenzie, Raven McCartney |

and Kamoy Jones; two Uncles: Denzil and Harold Grant; two
Aunts: Eloise Cooper and Barbara Grant; three Brothers-in-
law: Brendon Gibson, Leon Smith and Barry Malcolm; one Sister-
in-law: Claudette Rolle; Grand Aunt: Rejournor Ross of Chicago;
God Mother: Emily Bevans; God Brothers: Dwight and Dave

| Bevans and Benny Roberts; God Sisters: Beulah Cooper, Lois :

Cooper, Sheila Ingraham, Priscilla Cooper; Relatives and special
friends: Horatio & Hazel Baillou, Isaac Laing, Betty Roberts &
family, Rose Cooper, Nelta Flemming, Doreen Pinder & family,
Loris Pinder & family, Betty Newman, Rose Gibson & family,

Helen Brennan, Louise Thompson, Lois Kelly, Reverend Lawrence :
& Mother Theresa Pinder, Coramae Bridgewater & family, Sanfra :
Harris & family, Avery & Cynthia Wildgoose, Darren & Phyllis :

Cooper, Sheena Turnquest & family, Collins, Miranda, Leslie,
John, & Leslie Grant, Minister Lillian Pinder & Family, Gretal
Mather & family, Dorcus Mitchell, Rueben, Burnell & Amytres

Pinder, Florence Ingraham & Family, Mae Simmons & family,



: Rosalee Cancino, Minister Henry & Luzette Cooper, Pastor Joel
: Saunders & family, Elvenia McIntosh & family, William &
: Virginia Cooper & family, Rueben “Bishop” Roberts, Sherwin
: Roberts,

OF HIGH ROCK, GRAND 3 Eudene Heild & family; Mizpah Young & family, Chappie Bartlett

BAHAMA WILL BE HELD AT Bella Newton & family, Lionel McIntosh & family, the Martin

HIGH ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA 2 & Wildgoose families of Eight Mile Rock, especially Emmanuel
ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008 :
_ | AT 10:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL : . ‘ - aes
~ | BE REV. LAWRENCE G. PINDER | a host of extended family and friends including: Betty

ASSISTED BY MINISTER HENRY family, Carol Higgs-Jones & family, and the St. Vincent De Paul

INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE HIGH ROCK PUBLIC iy:
| VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “IRENIC SUITE” OF
|-RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND

Smith; four Brothers: Clarence Jones, Benjamin Rolle, Kenneth CREM TORIO ME TIMITED, Jie ESOT CORAL ROD.

Matthew Kemp & family, Selva Cooper & family,
& family, Jackie McIntosh & family, Jenny Pinder & family,
Baptist Church family and the entire settlements of High Rock
and East End Grand Bahama, St Nicholas Anglican Church, and

Entzminger *: Squiggy of Washington DC, Steven Hepburn &

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00

A.M TO 6:00 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH
: FROM 8:30 AM UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

JUSTIN DUCAS, 43

OF MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
| AND FORMERLY OF PORT AU
PAIX, HAITI WILL BE HELD AT
| TRUMPET ASSEMBLY OF GOD,
“7 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO ON
SATURAY, MARCH 8, 2008 AT
11:00A.M. OFFICIATION WILL BE
REV. CARLTON DORSETTE.

Left to cherish his memories are his

7 Wife: Adilia Ducas; seven Children including: Marc-Herny,
: Sony, Carlene, Ania and Gabriel Ducas; Parents: Mr. and Mrs.

é 1 Jean Ducas; three Sisters: Mary, Claudette and Ciet Ducas; three .
| Wildgoose, Evangelist Alfreda Roberts, Iva Cooper, Roselyn :

Brothers including: Raymond Ducas and Nelson Tido and a host’

en : of other Relatives and Friends including: Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Lottie Roberts, Virginia Bridgewater & family, Ida Rolle, Erma :

Laing & Family, Ronnie & Marilyn Laing, Vangie Roberts, & :
family, William Saunders, Shantan Bullard, the Rolle family of :
West End, Rosetta Kemp & family, Army Munnings & family, :

Wooters, Patch and the entire Haitian Community of Marsh
Harbour.





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Restvine Memorial Moluary
and Crematouum Limited



FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ° Fax: (242) 340-8034

E FUNERAL SERVICES FOR |

MRS. ZELMA
ALBURY-SAUNDERS, 35

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008.

Children: Antonia Gray and Javar Saunders; four Sisters:

Michelle Green; three Brothers: William Green Jr.,
David Eleberth and Alexander Green, Numerous Nieces,



Relatives and Friends

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

MR. JERMAIN ANTHONY
BATSON, 27

WEST END ON SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008.

He is survived by his Wife: Maureen Pinder-Batson;
_ Children: Brittney, Tyrique and Laiah Batson; Mother:

Sisters: Pauline and Meshawn Batson; two Brothers:
Andrew and Oral Batson; Father-in-law: Elmore Pinder;
two Sisters-in-law: Karon Johnson and Kim Pinder;



one Brother-in-law: Marvin Johnson; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles :

and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

MRS. JACQUELINE MARY
FORELLI, 71 —

RAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON TUESDAY,
MARCH 4, 2008.

She is survived by her Husband: Andrew Forelli and
a host of other relatives and Friends.

MRS. KASMAH PINDER, 68

OF BAILEY TOWN, BIMINI DIED AT HER
RESIDENCE ON MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008.

Children: Kelsey and Laurice Pinder and Laurine Rolle;
Jr., Gepetto Rolle, Niquito Roberts and Fantaisa

and Treniecia: four Sisters: Freda Rolle, Portia Stuart.





Pr os ES ME LL NS ALR LE AL IETS ER SE EL RET SA IA ETE ER

OF #2 HUDSON AVENUE, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA DIED AT HER RESIDENCE ON :

She is survived by her Husband: Jarrid Saunders; two

Andrea Albury, Paulamae Thurston, Nickey and

Nephews, Aunts and Uncles and a host of other



OF WEST | END GRAND BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF KINGSTON, JAMAICA DIED IN :

Evelyn Louis Batson; Father: Nezille Batson; two



OF HUNTINGTON STATION, NEW YORK AND
FORMERLY OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK A :
VISITOR TO GRAND BAHAMA DIED AT THE :



She is survived by her Husband: Malcolm Pinder; three
five Grandchildren: Tremaine Brown, Jack Levarity :

Williams; three Great grandchildren: Mateo, Samiya

Rhonda Braynen and Elector McNiel; three Brothers: Cleveland, Rev. Rubert and

: .Stacy Rolle; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.



MR. MEVOICI
INNOCENT, 83

OF EIGHT MILE ROCK AND FORMERLY OF ST.
LOUIS, DU NORD, HAITI DIED AT THE PRINCESS
MARGARET HOSPITAL ON MONDAY, MARCH
3, 2008.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE
ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

MRS. MALINDA SAMANDA
COOPER, 28

OF #31 SPINNEY ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA DIED IN SAN DONINGO ON TUESDAY,
MARCH 4, 2008.

She is survived by her Husband: Franklyn Cooper; two
1 Sons: Franklyn Jr. and Ethan Cooper; Mother: Jennevy
Cooper; Father: Joseph Gardiner; three Sisters: Melissa
Cooper, Melonie Ferguson and Moesha Laing; two
Brothers: Lavan and Kelson Gardiner; Grandmother:
Eurina Cooper; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a host
of other Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER.

BABY TIARA CARTIER
NAOMI RODGERS,
3 MONTHS

OF #9 SOUTH MALL DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA DIED AT THE RAND MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008.

She is survived by her Parents: Tawari I and Sheryl
Rodgers; three Brothers: Tawari II, Tristen and T’ Avion
Rodgers; Grandparents: Miriam and Edison Johnson,
Bishop Sobig and Elizabeth Kemp and a host of other
Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES






SAMUEL
THEO BERNARD
DEVEAUX, 70



































































Cemetery, Tyler Street.





DBemeritte’s Funeral

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

-FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

| a resident of #20 Kenilworth Avenue, will }
| be held on Saturday at 11:45 a.m.
| Officiating will be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc.
‘ and Mser. Alfred Culmer, assisted by Rev. :
| Deacon Peter Rahming, Rev. Deacon }
Maxwell Johnson and Rev. Deacon Samuel :
Mitchell. Interment follows in Catholic :

Precious memory will forever linger in the ;
hearts of his loving wife of fifty-two }
years,Irma; 8 children, Pearlie Deveaux-Stubbs, Antonio, Brenda and Ricardo i
Deveaux, Linda Francis, Samuel." Junior" Deveaux, Dominic and Jermaine
Deveaux; one sister, Inez Deveaux-Brown; five brothers, Edward "Sharkie", :
Ivan and Johnathan Deveaux of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Levi Deveaux of
New York and Emmerson Thurston; 12 granchildren, Carlesia Burrows, }
Genell Sands, Georgia Robinson, Tavares and Tavia Nottage, Krysta Moxey,
Brandon Deveaux and Tiana Williams, Dr. Don Diego Deveaux, Antonia }
Deveaux, Liam, and Danica Deveaux; two aunts, Lucy Knowles and :
Marguerite Horton; four brothers-in-law, John, Lambert and Lance Majror, :
Daniel Pinder, Vincent Brown; nine sisters-in-law, Beverley, Florence, Biana : : : ; :
and Cathy Deveaux, Angela Thurston, Lillian Miller, Magy Lyn and Viola aN Taylor, Tiffany and Sheena Smith, Rhondrica and Rhoneelle Taylor, Quanica
Major and Gwendolyn Turnquest; two sons-in-law, Stephen Francis and :
Gregory Stubbs; two daughters-in-law, Stephanie Deveaux and Helena }
Deveaux; four great grand-children, Teni and Carlito Burrows and Dylan }
and Leah Sands; two grand son-in-law, Tenir Burrows and Carlos Sands; }
numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends including, :
Ricardo Williams, Ricardo and Dion Deveaux, Giovanni Deveaux, Tony,
James, Jackson, Christopher, William, Gayleen and Linda Deveaux, Garnell :
Pouchie, Marsha and Kim Johnson, Emmerson, Damien and Damon Thurston,
Maxie Kemp-Forbes and Wencil Morley, Meredith Miller-Stubbs and Kevin :
Miller, McTait, McDonald and McLyncia Major, Stephen and Tex Turnquest, :
Cheryl Deal and Dot Isaac, Dasiano and Dwayne Smith, Demetrica Smith- i
Amalee, Camalina Pinder-Bowleg, Portia Major, Advardo Major, Cyprianna :
Williams and Wanda Major-McIntosh, Harry Horton Jr., Dorothy Roberts
and family, Roscoe Francis and family, Minister Dorothy Stubbs and family, :
Donna Williams and family, Eugene K. Robinson, Margaret 'Muggs' and ;
Gregory Robinson and family, George 'Sweet Boy' Robinson, George Robinson
Sr. and family, Claudette Bannister, Minerva Finley and family, Rudolph :
Adderley, Corese Culmer, Lawrence Major, Lincoln and Wendal Major, Olga :
Turnquest, Granville Antonio and family, Leroy Brooks and family, Dan i
Moxey and family, The Collie family, Roosevelt and Kim Butterfield, Dwight :
Johnson, Linda Stuart and family, Don and Michelle Ingraham, Deborah }
Dean and family, Lashonda and Tilford-Leary and family, Trudy Johnson :
and family, Bernie Woodside and family, Sue Williams, Maria “LuLu”
Symonette-Richner, Kevin and Ian Capron, Blake Deveaux, Kevin Knowles, :
Smokey, Nelson ‘Woody” Woodside, Sharlene and Edgar Hanna, Bernadette
Burrows and family, Barbara Barnes and family, Stephanie Leadon, Genevieve }
and David Bullard, Rowena Knowles, Eula Hamilton, Sabrina Francis and }
family, Delores Nottage and family, Keva Darville, Cyrstal McClain, Mona }
Lisa Thompson, Cheryl White, Richardo Gardiner, Randy Burrows, Crystal
Smith, Arthur Colebrooke, Randall and Tonya Gibbs and family, Mr and Mrs }
Jeffrey Allen and family, Mr and Mrs Benajmin bain and family, Mr and Mrs _:
Alex Reckley and family, Crystal Johnson and family, Melinda Lockhart and }
family, Brenda Lewis and family, Shandy Bastian and Diorchea Darville, ;
Monsignor Alfred Culmer and Deacon Samuel Mitchell, The Resurrection }
Church family, the entire South Beach Estates family, The Sheraton Cable i

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 17






Beach family, First Caribbean Bank family.and Klonaris & Co. family.

Friends may pay their respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10am - 6pm on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 11:00am
until service time.







EPHRAIM
TAYLOR SR,, 76

a resident of Turn Bull, Long Island and
formerly of Holidays, Long Island, will
be held at Church of God of Prophecy,
Soldier Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Pastor Eulamae
Johnson, Pastor Charles Johnson and other
minister. Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

He will remain forever in the hearts of all
who knew and loved him especially his

, " wife, Flossietta Taylor; sons, Ephraim Jr.
and Peter Taylor, Errol Edgecombe and Clarence Carey; daughters, Julia
Taylor, Alma Smith, and Idella Grant and Amette Russell; sisters, Drana
Taylor and Sherrie Sands; grand daughters, Crystal Knowles, Tachelle



and Tenika Taylor, Erika Edgecombe, Gabrielle Grant, Harranet Caru, and
Chantae Russell; grand sons, Lateico and Deneko Smith, Peter Jr., Quashad
and Ramono Taylor and Jordan Grant; great grand children, Tatiana Bennons,
Decorde Johnson, Turica Davis, Shanika Sargent, Camren Taylor, Christina,
Ashanti and Rebecca Knowles, Rhomelle Taylor; aunt, Alicia Morris;
daughters-in-law, Shauna Taylor and Sheryl Edgecombe; sons-in-law,
Michael Smith, Bruno Grant, Kevin Russell; Sisters-in-law: Florence Taylor,
Rose Gibson, Doreen Armbrister, Viola Ferguson, Lillian Butler, and Melva
Mackey; brothers-in-law, Rev. Edward Gibson, David Gibson and Cyril
Gibson; grandson-in-law, Edward Knowles; nieces, Dorothy, Mildred,
Angela, Sandra, Debbie, Thelma and Alma Taylor, Margo Major, Gwen
Cartwright, Raphlethea Cooper, and Frederica Adderley; nephews, Emmanuel,
Michael, Hubert, Perry, James, Donald, Kirkland, Vince and Raymond Taylor
Timothy and Leon Cartwright; other relatives and friends including, Alvin
Ritchie and family, Rhondi Taylor, Newton and Iva Roxbury and family,
Josephine Burrows, Lizetta Adderley, Lillian Fox, Ruth Bullard, Althea
Hepburn, Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt Gibson, Ageapha Sands, Jimmy Knowles,
Aida Knowles, Kevin Knowles, Mavis Edgecombe-Tinker, Elias Cartwright,
Diana Cartwright, Jane Woods, Gloria Gibson, Timothy Quant, Gladys Gibson
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Major, Harcourt Morris, Honorable Lawrence
Cartwright, Constantakis family, The Taylor, Gibson, Edgecombe, Major,
Turnquest, Knowles, Roxbury, Morris, Ritchie, Lopez, Sands, Femander,
Grant, and Smith families, Dencil, Patricia and Kevin Gibson, Heather
Thompson, Sharmean Knowles, Anthony Dean, Lorraine Farrington, Emily
Williams, Tanya Moxey, Natasha, Toby and Meko Austin, Ellamae Graham,
Ethlyn Ferguson, Emily Young, Wendell, Clarence, and Louis Ferguson,
Sarah Morris, Emerald Roker, Coakley family, Predelus family, Minister
Romeo Ferguson, Pastor Eulamae Johnson, Church of God of Prophecy
Scrub Hill Long Island, Staff of Long Island Health Centre, The entire Long
Island Community, management and staff Budget Food Store, City Market
Freeport.

Friends may pay their respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.



PG 18 © Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Tribune



‘When the wine runs out

The month of February is usually referred to as the month of love
because of St Valentine’s Day, which is observed on February 14.

It was with this in mind that Pastor Wilbur Outten, senior pastor of
Freeport Bible Church, presented a two part message on the topic,
“When the wine runs out’, specifically geared at married couples

m By PASTOR WILBUR OUTTEN
Senior Pastor,
Freeport Bible Church

IN the familiar text of John 2:1-11,
Jesus performs his first miracle while
attending a wedding at Cana in
Galilee.

At the wedding, the wine ran out
and Jesus' mother approached him
informing him of the situation. Prior
to this time Jesus had not performed
any miracles, however, his mother
knew that he was the one to turn to
during this time of crisis.

In the scripture, we see Jesus
responding to his mother by asking,
“Dear woman, why do you involve
me? My time has not yet come.”
(John 2:4 NIV) His mother contin-
ued by ordering the servants to do
whatever Jesus told them to. Jesus
then asked the servants to fill six
stone water jars that were near by
with water. He ordered them to draw
some of the water and take it to the
master of the banquet.

Jesus had performed his first mira-
cle by turning the water into wine.

Upon tasting the wine, not know-
ing where it came from, the master
of the banquet said to the bride-
groom “Everyone brings out the
choice wine first and then the cheap-
er wine after the guests have had too
much to drink; but you have saved
the best till now.” (John 2:10 NIV).

Using the word wine figuratively
speaking and not as literal wine as
used in the text, Pastor Outten posed
the questions, “what do you do when
the ‘wine’ in your relationship runs
out?” and “Who do you turn to
when the ‘wine’ runs out; when you
are confronted with relationship
problems?”

Noting that there are many rea-
sons why the ‘wine’ may run out ina
relationship, Pastor Outten identified
six potential problems:

1. Infatuation ends

During the dating period love was
never really cultivated. Most people
are in a state of infatuation; they are
'foolishly' in love. This quickly
becomes a short-lived passion. After
marriage, once the routine of life sets
in, the excitement and infatuation
ends.

2. Inability to handle baggage

During the courtship both parties
paint perfect pictures of themselves.
They then enter the marriage with
‘baggage’; problems that were never
revealed during their courtship, and ~
find it hard adjusting and coping with

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one another’s issues. Because of this
inability to handle each other's 'bag-
gage', they become frustrated and
resentment starts to grow.

3. Inability to communicate
effectively

Some couples may share a bed, eat -

at the same table, watch TV togeth-
er, raise children together, etc, and
still one may feel alone. They may .
talk, but not connect, live together
and not share life. After some time
of marriage some couples find it
much easier to communicate hurtful
words rather than communicating
healing ones.

4. Criticism exceeds compliments

It becomes much easier after a
while for couples to criticize each
other rather than compliment. The
same person that you once paid so
many flowery compliments to, all of
a sudden you run out of good things
to say and all you can do is criticize
each other. Couples paralyze each
other with pain when they become
overly critical. Criticism from a
spouse hurts more than being criti-
cized by any other person.

5. Attitude of un-forgiveness

As individuals, we all seek mercy
and forgiveness from God for our
sins, yet we find it so hard to forgive
each other. Many couples remember
each other's mistakes of the past and
constantly bring them up. This atti-
tude of un-forgiveness, leads to
major problems in most marriages.

6. Listening to the wrong voices

Many couples listen to the wrong
voices when going through marital
problems. They take their problems
to family and friends who often give

_ them bad advice, rather than praying



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and seeking council through Jesus
Christ.

The above is a brief summary of
part one of the message “When the
wine runs out”. Please see part two
of this message which gives six prin-
ciples that must be followed in order
to keep the 'wine' in your relation-
ship, in next week's religious section.



UTTEN, senior pastor of Freeport Bible Church

e To purchase a CD or cassette tape
of the message in its entirety or if you
have any comments or questions on
this message, you may visit the
church's office on West Atlantic
Drive, Freeport or contact them at
telephone (242) 352-6065, e-mail
address: freeportbiblechurch@coral-
wave.com or postal address PO Box
F-43242.



The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, March 6, 2008 ® PG 19

Meares of the newly formed Royal Bahamas Police Force Cadet ane take part in ULE

Cat Island church’s
first Mothering
Sunday march

MOST Bahamians are familiar
with the political slogan, “Look at
the people”, and this was exactly the
reaction of Father Chester Burton,
priest in charge of the Anglican
Churches in Cat Island, when he saw

the throngs of people turned out to’

participate in St Saviour’s First
Annual Mothering: Sunday March
and Jesus in the Park celebration,
held last Sunday. |

The day’s activities were made all
the more successful as congregations
from a number of denominations
from throughout Cat Island joined in
the grand celebration.

The crowd heard from dynamic
local speakers such as Rev Donnie
Newbold, Pastor of Mount Zion
Baptist, Port Howe; Rev Vernice
Storr, Pastor of Mount Sinai, New
Bight; Mrs Shantell Culmer, chief
social worker for the island and

Inspector Philip Rolle, officer in
charge of the Cat Island district.

The march left Zion Hill's gas sta-
tion depot promptly at 3pm en route
to the basketball. court in Arthur's
Town. The crowd. marched to the
melodious music of the Cat Island
Marching Band, under the director-
ship of Mrs Myoshie Curtis. Also in
attendance were members of the
newly formed Police Cadet
Programme, some 50 strong young-
sters under the watchful eye of
Inspector Rolle.

Despite overcast skies, Cat
Islanders from all walks of life came
out in droves see for themselves the
talented young people of Cat Island.
The youngster heard the charge of
the various speakers and left with the
goal of making Cat Island a better
place to live because of them being a
Christian witness.







PRECEPT CONFERENCE
7— -8 March 2008

SSPON ~ ALL ARE WELOUME

6:00 pm — 10:00 pm



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Temple
Calfins Avenue at 4th Terrace

FRIDAY, MARCH 77H

8:30 am — 206 pm




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PG 20 @ Thursday, March 6, 2008

‘Caring for the flock

The Tribune

is still the key’

‘™ By DR ALBERT S

FERGUSON JP



THE mandate of caring for
the flock (or the members of
the body of Christ) has not
changed (see St John 10:11,
Matthew 18:14, St John
21:15-16) but the philosophy
and practice of caring for the
flock in today's Bahamas
appears to be an evolving
one, based upon the experi-
ences of many of the mem-
bers.

Where there was a pastor
leading the church, who
understood that being an
“under-shepherd” simply
meant emulating the “Good
Shepherd”, roles and respon-
sibilities were clear and the
expectations of the flock
were straightforward.

Now, with the ever-evolv-
ing hierarchy structure of the
pastor's job positioned into
the entity called “senior”
pastor, and beyond, and with
the attendant and on-going
shift in focus of the latter
position toward day-to-day
management duties, financial
administration and communi-
ty public affairs, the church's
key responsibility of caring
for the flock has, in such
cases, been adversely affect-
ed.

The reality is that some
“senior” pastors now view
caring for members as the
job of the associate or assis-
tant pastor or minister. They
no longer have time for that!
They are 'beyond that!' so to
speak.

The priority, available time





DR ALBERT S FERGUSON

and interest in the caring
function has been downgrad-
ed and de-emphasized in so
many instances, and func-
tions like regular visitation of
the sick and shut-ins, regular
visitation of seniors and the
elderly members, visiting
those in prison or those who
are far from the church and ©
its geographical area, caring
for the widows, orphans, lit-
tle children and for the
“strangers within our gates”
all become tasks that are del-

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egated or passed on to other
ministerial staff (whether
paid or volunteers).

This is how people could
have a hospital stay and
never see their pastor or
bereavement and never see
their pastor or have problems
in their home but would
never dream of calling their
busy “senior” pastor who, in
their eyes, does not have a
caring spirit, beyond their
rhetoric.

Caring goes beyond seeing
people in church and greet-
ing them in regular fellow-
ship. Caring goes beyond
responding to a member's
distress call in connection
with sickness, tragedy or
death. Caring is about show-
ing interest in a member and
his or her family situations
on an ongoing basis.

Caring is about telephon-
ing or visiting when there is
no reason to do so, but mere-
ly to check on a member's
well-being. Caring is about

the follow-up calls and visits
after the tragedy - after the
dead body is in the ground,
after the person is released
from hospital or telephone
calls and visits to follow up
on situations you know exist
or are on-going, like the lady
who is dealing with the dis-
covery of a cancerous lump,
the family dealing with a
pregnant 16-year-old or the
family whose 20-year-old son
has just experienced his first
Christmas in prison.

Without a definite and
well-structured system in
place to care for members,
people begin to feel isolated
and disconnected; they feel
that no one cares about their
personal and family situa-
tions, other than paying lip
service to them. Lots of peo-
ple from larger churches
leave, and join small, emerg-
ing memberships because
there, they can feel signifi-
cant, important, cared for
and connected, which, in lots
of cases, lasts only for a
while.

Consider this scripture
found in two gospels,
Matthew 18 and Luke 15:

How think ye? If a man
have an hundred sheep and
one of them be gone astray,
doth he not leave the ninety
and nine and goeth into the
mountain, and seeketh that
which is gone astray?

And if so be that he find it,
verily I say unto you, he
rejoice more of that sheep
than of the ninety and nine
which went not astray. -

Even so it is not the will of
your Father which is in heav-
en, that one of these little ones
should perish.

Let's just suppose... What
might go through a “senior”
pastor's mind today when he
or she receives the news that
one sheep - only one - is
missing and cannot be
accounted for? I worry very
deeply about the responses
within the heart and mind.
Let me suggest some:

e Is this sheep a financial

member?

e Does that sheep pay
tithes?

e Is his or her name on the
book for those who support-
ed the ‘financial drive’, build-
ing fund programme or the
recent financial programme
the church had (by whatever
name it was called)?

e Does that sheep support
the so-named 'vision-of-the-
house'? (I've heard people
say from pulpits - 'if you
don't support the vision of
this church, well - (they use
certain phrases which, when
interpreted, mean, get lost!).

e Is this sheep a ‘loyal’
member?

e Is this one of the sheep
from the “senior” pastor's
“yes! yes! community” (or
their family) or from the
“senior” pastor's ‘inner cir-
cle' or one on whose constant
affirmation the “senior” pas-
tor depends for his/her self-
esteem maintenance?

e Is this sheep “faithful?”
(“Faithful” is a word often
used over dead sheep in
home-going services).

No one is suggesting that
words will be spoken! This
may all be mental - purely
thoughts - but we are encour-
aged by the scriptures to
judge people by their fruits,
or when thoughts become
behaviours!

Here is how I see the crux
of the matter. When caring
for the flock is the first prior-
ity, all of the other goals,
plans, programmes and
dreams of the ministry will
automatically fall into place
and come to fruition.

e Albert S. Ferguson, BSc,
hons, MBA, PhD, JP, is an
ordained minister of religion
of 30 years, an author, educa-
tor, transformational leader
and a ‘labourer together with
God'. Address comments to
e-mail:
albertsferguson@gmail.com
and at amla@batelnet.bs or
write to P O Box EE-16333,
Nassau.



The Tribune

The
Stations
of the

cross,
live!

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND —
The evening quiet of the downtown
International Bazaar will reverberate
with the sounds of cracking whips
and the wailing of women on Friday,
March 7 at 5:30pm, as the reenact-
ment of Christ’s journey to Calvary
makes its way from the Tori Gates to
the Lucayan Circle on East Sunrise
Highway, in a reenactment of the sta-
tions of the cross.

Anne Shahid, director of this
drama and a visiting past resident of
Grand Bahama, said because we live
in such a secular world, she felt it
was important that this drama be
repeated.

She added that there was a need to
sensitize people to the suffering that
Christ endured for us as he bore his
cross on that bleak Friday two thou-
sand years ago.

“Seeing is believing” were her
words as she shared the passion she
felt in this production. There is a
need to concretize the message and
what better way to do this if not by
an enactment.

Shahid has directed four such
reenactments in Trinidad, her home
country, where she now resides. And
after this Bahamas performance, she
will return home to put on a fifth
performance. Inspired by Shahid’s
production, it will also be presented
for the first time in Washington, DC
this March.

Local actors and other members of
the community, all volunteers, have
come together within a week's time
to put this memorable event togeth-
er. Along with local assistance,
Shahid is bringing in professional
whippers, all volunteering their time
for this amazing event.

The journey will begin at 5:30pm
with a procession from the Tori
Gates at the International Bazaar
(Mall Drive). downtown Freeport,

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THE EVENING QUIET of the downtown International Bazaar will reverberate with the sounds of cracking whips and the wailing of
women as the reenactment of Christ's journey to Calvary makes its way from Tori Gates to the Lucayan Circle on East Sunrise

Highway

during which the rosary will be recit-
ed and hymns sung as pilgrims make
their way in a candlelight procession.
According to research, the object
of the stations is to help the faithful
make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer
to the chief scenes of Christ's suffer-

ings and death, and it is hoped that
this event offers the perfect opportu-
nity to join in prayer for the safe-
keeping of this country and its peo-
ple in these often troubled times.
The stations of the cross will end
at the Lucayan Circle (East Sunrise

Highway).

All are invited to attend, and as it
is in the streets of Grand Bahama, it
is of course free of charge.

Spectators are encouraged to fol-
low the entire procession from begin-
ning to end.



PG 22 @ Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Tribune



Temple of the Word set to

mark pastor’s anniversary

TEMPLE of the Word,
located at 1275 Breadfruit
Street, Pinewood Gardens,
will come alive during a serv-
ice of thanksgiving Sunday,
March 9 at 7:30pm, as the
church celebrates the eight
year ministry, and testimony
of its pastor, Kenneth
Adderley, during his annual
pastoral appreciation service.

Rev Adderley’s ministerial
trek began in 1990 as he
accepted God’s call. He dili-
gently served Evangelistic
Temple until Rev Gary
Curry, senior pastor of
Evangelistic Temple; envi-
sioned a ministry in the
southern area of New
Providence. —

This vision blossomed into
Temple of the Word
Ministries, which was started
in September 1999. Rev
Adderley became a licensed
minister in 2001 and was
later ordained as a reverend
in 2003.

n Adderley

In May 2004, Rev
Adderley was elected gener-
al presbyter of the
Assemblies of God in the







Rev Tamecko Collie

Bahamas, including the
Turks & Caicos Islands. He
is a well-known writer in The
Tribune’s Religious section

and has a popular radio min-
istry called “Taking
Authority” on Joy 101.9.

Celebrations will begin
with a service on Friday,
March 7 at 7:30pm. The
speaker for the evening will
be Rev Tamecko Collie.

Rev Collie received Jesus
Christ as Lord and Saviour
in 1989. In 1991 he attended
Evangelistic Centre
Assemblies of God where he
was wonderfully filled with
the Holy Ghost. It was there
that Rev Collie got a deeper
desire and hunger for God
and to grow more in rela-
tionship with Christ.

Enthusiastic about service
to his Lord, he become more
involved in many areas of
ministry at Evangelistic
Centre. He served as an
usher and later as a member
of Christ Ambassadors
(CAs), the church’s youth
départment. While working
in the CA’s he was elected

treasurer. He later served as

_CA’s president and director.

Minister Collie organised
park outreaches and mission
trips for young people of
Evangelistic Centre. The
youth ministry grew and the
Lord added such as should
be saved.

Rev Collie currently serves
as senior pastor of Bethany
Assembly, a position he has
had the wonderful privilege
of serving in for the past
three years. Rev and Mrs
Collie are the proud pagents
of two sons, Antonio and
Joel.

e On Sunday, March 9 all
are invited to 1275 /
Breadfruit Street Pinewood
Gardens to join Temple of
the Word as they display their
appreciation to their pastor in
praise and worship. Speaker
for the morning service at
Llam will be his sister
Paulette Zonicle.

Lent: A

@ By REVEREND ANGELA
BOSFIELD PALACIOUS

THERE are at least three general

types of barriers: externally imposed
ones, self-imposed ones and combina-
tions of the two. Those erected for us
by others include those of race, gen-
der, age, nationality and class which
are facts of our birth that are beyond
our control, while barriers related to
politics and religion concern aspects
of ourselves which may be altered by
choice at any time.

The other type of barrier is the one
we accept and maintain in our own
minds that keep us restricted. For
example, the lack of discipline and
parental support to apply themselves
to their education leaves many stu-
dents under-qualified, underem-
ployed and often angry at the “injus-
tices” of life.

Similarly, not altering personal
appearance to meet job requirements
will only result in dismissal even
though issues of identity are impor-

MEDITATION

tant. Finally, low self-esteem is such
an insidious type of bondage because
it keeps an effort from being made.
Defeat is accepted and entrenched
before any new battle is even contem-
plated.

The Samaritan woman coming to-

draw water at the well at midday
(John 5-42) is an excellent biblical
illustration of a person who knows
herself as a social reject.

The encounter with Jesus Christ
reveals her false perception of how he
will react to her. He sees her more as
a person in need of salvation who is
capable of effective evangelism and
ministry than as loser from an
despised race, inferior gender, who is
morally destitute.

His initiation of conversation,
request for water, offer of Living
Water, and matter-of-fact reference to
her having had five husbands and co-

habiting with a sixth man (without
scathing condemnation) give her new
dignity, integrity and self-love as
based on God’s love for her.

She takes this message of forgive-
ness, healing and hope to her people
and they exhibit an overwhelming
conversion response.

A modern day illustration of per-
sons who have converted their actual
or potential barriers of race, gender
and age into bridges to reach millions
of Americans are Senators Obama,
Clinton and McCain. One of the three
seems poised to become the leader of
the world’s most powerful country at
this time. It is truly a modern miracle

to see and hear what is currently tak-

ing place. All have suffered and sur-
vived various personal struggles and
come back stronger than before.

In Roman 5:1-11 NRSV, the
Apostle Paul writes concerning suf-
fering: Therefore since we are justified
by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ...we
boast in our hope of sharing the glory

time for overcoming barriers

of God...and not only in that but we
also boast in our sufferings, knowing
that suffering produces hope, and
hope does not disappoint us, because
God’s love has been poured into our
hearts through the Holy Spirit that has
been given to us.

Every form of suffering may be
given back to God so that, like our
Crucified Saviour on the cross, we
wait for the faint glimmer of resurrec-
tion light to become a fuller expres-
sion of God’s grace in some way. This
peace, glory, hope, character, and love
mentioned in these verses are our
reward for trust and obedience to
God as well.

We are still more than conquerors
and the Church will eventually see, in
the fullness of time, every barrier
overcome. It is for each generation to
emulate the best over-comers, model
this for the rest of the struggling hur-
dlers, and keep the rallying cry as We
can do all through Christ who
strengthens us. (Phil. 4:13) We can and
we will, the Lord being our helper.



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Thursday, March 6, 2008 ® PG 23

What’s love got to do with it?

@ By PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN



AMERICAN
recording star
Tina Turner
recorded the
popular song
“What's love got
to do with it”.

The turmoil
and anarchy that |
is so prevalent in
our nation
today, both nat-
urally and spiri-
tually, fits the
profile of the question asked in the
song by Ms Turner.

The repugnant criminal acts that
are being committed throughout the
length and breadth of this country,
the deterioration of the family struc-
ture and values; the methodical polit-
ical, religious and civic victimization
which seems to be the blood that
runs through the artery of the
Bahamas is due to the lack of love.

What would propel a man or
woman to intentionally and unlaw-
fully commit a murderous act?
Despite whatever answer one can
come up with to this question, the
real answer is the lack of love.

God's agape love has everything to
do with the existence and welfare of
mankind, His love is unconditional, it
keeps on giving and giving, expecting
nothing in return but man's obedi-
ence to His word. As a nation we've
failed to teach and display God's
love through our lifestyle to the.
teenagers of today and for so doing

Neca cri

@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

DISILLUSIONED with others?
The gospel, the good news of Jesus,
calls us in a disconnected and isolat-
ing world, a world in which many are
alone, to come together. And we have
done that in our fellowship here. We
have something precious. We have
one another. The family of the living
God which many others do not have,
and which many others need, and
which young people need in particu-
lar.

There's only so much we can say as
parents or elders to young people,
and their ears will soon be turned off.
But if you create a group within which
they learn, a body of positive peer
pressure, they will hear things that
they will never hear from you and me
together. It should be our passion. it
should be our commitment. to build
un such a groun of voung people in



we're now reaping. the negative
results.

So, the answer to the question of
Ms Turner's song and the ills and
troubles that we're facing today is
this, “Love has everything to do with
it”.

For us to get back on course, on
the pathway of righteousness, it’s
going to take a costly investment of
time and money, and it's these two
precious commodities that many in
leadership are not willing to freely
give up. The lack of love is so evi-
dent among us to the point that fami-
lies are suffering in many areas of
their lives right in the midst of those
who are in a position to bring relief

and aid to the sufferers, but yet they

would not lift a finger to help.

John 3:16 says, For God so loved
the world, that he gave his only begot-
ten Son, that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have ever-
lasting life.

God expresses His love to the
world by giving, therefore if we as a
people want to see and experience
God's love in this beautiful Bahama
land a good place to start is at the
point of giving. The contamination of
the earthly giving process of
mankind to each other has given way
to the selfish greed that we're seeing
today.

To talk about or address the root
cause of our dilemma as a nation is
painful and uncomfortable therefore
many of our religious leaders, in
order not to offend their fellow
brothers of the cloth or their political
partners, would rather tip toe and

No Good News



ee mas

our church, to commit ourselves to
that, that there will be a place of
belonging that is always growing so
that others can be welcomed in.

This is a structural issue. It has to
do both with our commitment in our
church as well as with what it is that
we really believe. Do we believe that
we have good news to share? Do we?

And for those disillusioned with the
future? Who is our God? Is not our
God the God who holds time and
eternity in the palm of his hand and
our lives with that: our past, our pres-
ent and our future?

In Jeremiah 29:11, God speaks to
the people of ancient Israel in their
despair and says to them, "I know the
plans I have for you, for good and not
for evil. To give you a future and a

dance all around the truth.

The spirit of greed and selfishness
(all for me) has clouded and over-
shadowed the spirit of love and giv-
ing, thereby causing a violent revolt
throughout this land. It is said that
people don't care how much you
know, until they know how much
you care. All of the political and reli-
gious rhetoric that we're hearing
does absolutely nothing for the eco-
nomically, spiritually downtrodden
families of our nation.

The powers to be and the systems
that are in place are ensuring that
the economy of this country stays
within a certain realm. They are fully
aware that the church is the voice of
influence in the land, therefore
they've infiltrated the church
through perks and benefits for its
leaders who, in turn, are guiding and
directing the people to live a life of
dependency upon the world's sys-

‘tems rather than God's system.

A person that's empowered finan-
cially and spiritually is a person that
the powers to be have no control
over.

Watch this! Yeshuwa Messiah was
anointed to preach the good news to
the poor (people overlooking oppor-
tunities repeatedly) and to expose
the thief who came to kill, steal and
destroy (John 10:10).

Erroneous religious teachings and
beliefs has the body of Christ in
ignorance to the truth which
Yeshuwa was referring to in John
10:10. I submit to you that He was
not referring to Satan as you have
been taught through a high spirited,

hope". What better word to give to
young people; for them to know that
God says to them, "I know the plans I
have for you, for good and not for
evil, to give you a future and to give
you a hope".

Future

It's true that the future may lie
through difficult times, through the
valley of the shadow of death. It may
involve our bearing a cross from time
to time as our Saviour has done.
There may be illness. or depression or
failure of our own, or that of others,
that we have to bear. But the good
news is this - that no onc, no one, can
take away from us the future. that
God intends for those who trust. him.
No one. Nothing in lite or death can
separate us from that. (nd our young
people need to know that and to
know that desperately: ‘hat there is a

.emotional message at your last con-

ference or revival. Yeshuwa specifi-
cally identifies Satan when speaking
of him. Luke 22:31 states, And the
Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold,
Satan hath desired to have you, that
he may sift you as wheat.

Whereas in John 10:10, He was
referring to religious and political
leaders who were killing, stealing
and destroying the lives of God’s
people for their own personal finan-
cial gain. Therefore He said I am
come that you might have life (Zoe;
the God kind of life), and have it
more abundantly.

Love has everything to do with
restoring God's kingdom here in the
Bahainas and dispelling all the works
of the enemy.

I Corinthians 13:4 Charity/love
suffereih long, and is kind; charity
envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

‘5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily pro-

voked, thinketh no evil.

We'll talk more about and expose
the thief of John 10:10, that Yeshuwa
is referring to.

e Join Pastor Brendalee and myself
along with the family of Kingdom
Minded Fellowship Center int'l, every
Sunday morning @ 10:30am and
Thursday nights @ 7:30pm at the
Bishop Michael Auditorium. For

. questions, comments or speaking

engagements contact us via e-mail:
pastormallen@yahoo.com or ph. 225-
3850 or 441-2021.



path from God which gives them
hope, a future, that is the best of all
possible paths in this world.

This is good news. Good news for
the disillusioned. Good news for all.
Good news for you and for me. For
young and for old. Good news that we
have been entrusted with and must
share quite deliberately with others.

My friends, we live in a good news.
bad news world. The bad news is bad
indeed - and we've been called to
think about it, in our Bahamas and in,
our lives and to play our part as citi-
zens and as believers to deal with it
But the gift we have to share with al
is Good News through Jesus Christ
May God grant us srace to do jus
that. Let us, pray all those wh«
have lost. loved o through sense
less killings. And 2 student fro:
my alma mater nal rest gra;
unto him O Lord, may light ete

i shine upon hi:



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The Tribune



‘Hope to Cope’ school tour
launch in wake of murders

@ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
burrows@tribunemedia.net



AS students of C V Bethel Senior High School,
and especially members of the senior class who
were friends with them, continue to come to grips

with the recent vioient deaths of two of their class-:

mates — Jamil Wilchcombe and Deangelo “Patches”

‘Cargill - Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries
and Terez Davis, better known as “Dynamite
Daisy,” recently launched their landmark “Hope to
Cope” school tour in an attempt to uplift their spir-
its and offer a sense of hope.

While other government schools will view the
show at the church for a cost, it was decided that C
V Bethel students would be able to come free of
charge.

“As you know, C V Bethel has been under duress
and many of the children from the school have had
. some insurmountable issues in addition to the fact
that some of them have had situations where stu-
dents have been murdered and injured.

“And of course, those kinds of things leave last-
ing effects on the student body as a whole,” said
Trent Davis, assistant pastor at Golden. Gates
World Outreach Ministries, and assistant coordina-
tor of the school tour.

Pastor Davis noted that it is ynportant for the
community to rally around these students, and all
Bahamian students who are facing challenges in
their lives. He also noted that while some charac-
ters in this production were designed to offer comic
relief, it is also important for students to take home
a positive message that will assist them in produc-
tive living.

As the monologues unfold, those messages

become increasingly obvious. After a brief intro-
duction by Pastor Davis and an opening prayer
- from Ros Davis, senior pastor of the church, the
- eager students were introduced to Erica. .

With the students seated in the darkened sanctu-
ary, a single bright spotlight highlights a troubled
young lady as she gives testimony in her criminal
trial. She is facing jail time for murdering her
boyfriend.

At age 14, she met and fell in love with a 21 year
old man whom she later moved in with. After
months of abuse at his hands (even while pregnant
with his baby), she finally breaks free, only to let
him back into her home again after he claims to
want to see the baby. That same night, Erica ends
up stabbing him to death. However, as she testifies,
Erica is oby@@Msaddened and regrets that she
didn’t escape the relationship long before she got
herself in this predicament.

The second character, KC, is a prostitute with a
serious chip on her shoulder. We meet her on the
street corner where she is “selling whatever it is you
are man enough to buy”. At first a comical sketch
with KC shouting to her potential ‘johns’ and
defending her right to prostitute her own body, her
monologue quickly turns serious as she begins to
tell of a mother who introduced her to prosiitusion
at a very young age.



GOLDEN GATES World Outreach Ministries and Terez
Davis, better known as ‘Dynamite Daisy’ (shown), have
launched their landmark “Hope to Cope” school tour in
an attempt to uplift the spirits of students and offer a
sense of hope in the aftermath of the violent murders of
their classmates.

It is obvious that the students are being drawn
into her tale of woe. They are silent for the most
part, but react with disdain as KC tells 6f how her
mother would leave her in the house with men who
sexually abused her.

After KC leaves, students meet Ms Daisy who is
her usual spirited self. Obviously tipsy, she jokes
about her ability to drink alcohol without swallow-
ing - which earns many loud laughs from the crowd.
She also has a remote control in her hand which she
uses to turn her drunkenness on and off on a whim.

She tells the students, however, that life is not

always like that. When it comes to real drunken-
ness,.a person cannot turn it off and on so easily.
She also said that advertisements for alcohol always
present a glamourous picture, instead of showing
some of alcohol’s less flattering images like drunk-
ards on the side of the road or the many families
that have been separated because of alcohol abuse.

A heartfelt reidition of “No One Ever Cared for
Me Like Jesus” orought Ms Daisy’s lively perform-
ance to an end. That song gave way to another char-
acter who appeared on stage bound by several
chains which re; resented the insecurities and fears
in her life. Fortunately, she was able to free herself
from the things that kept her back in life as she
quoted scriptures to herself and began singing,
“Take it Away”.

Between performances, Pastor Trent Davis spoke
to the students about various issues. The highlight
of his brief talks however, must have been when he
showed the students his iPhone to make an illustra-
tion. After hyping the students up about this iPhone
and saying that he was about to throw it into the
audience for a lucky person, the students were all
screaming in excitement - some of them even get-
ting into the aisles to catch the cellphone.

Pastor Davis threw the ‘phone’ into the audience
and the students were literally pushing each other
to get it. But it wasn’t the iPhone at all. Pastor Davis
attempted to show the students that in life people
will always throw things at you that you may
believe is the real deal. However, one may end up
sadly mistaken.

“Nothing in life is ever free, remember that,” he

~ told the crowd.

Throughout the production, Kent Johnson of
Christian Massive was also on hand to perform a
number of songs from the group’s latest album, “Di
Hook”. He told Tribune Religion that students are
not lost as many have concluded. They simply need
direction in their lives, he added.

The star of the production, Terez Davis, who
plays all of the characters, said she had a desire to
create a school tour for several years. But Ms Davis
didn’t pursue it until Desire Taylor, her best friend
and production manager, encouraged her to go
after it. Ms Davis approached the Ministry of
Education with the idea. She believes that the
school tour will help to make a real transformation
in the school system.

“It’s heart-wrenching what is going on now in the
schools. We realise that we are in a lot of grief. And
grief, when not attended to, can easily turn into
anger and resentment and then rage and revenge.
So I want to help these students to see that God is
the avenger,” Ms Davis told Tribune Religion.

By all. appearances, the CV Bethel students were
greatly impacted by this production. Charlton
Duvalier, a prefect at the school, told Tribune
Religion that the production reminded him that life
is all about character and integrity.

“T interpret the show as a way to help us students
to see that we shouldn’t be distracted about what
we see around us or what people are saying about -
us. It all depends on who we are and not what’s
around,” he said.



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‘Ninety’ found quiity

Samuel Knowles
convicted of two drug
trafficking charges

MORE than a year after being
extradited to the United States,
accused “drug kingpin” Samuel
“Ninety” Knowles was yesterday
found guilty of two drug traffick-
ing charges by a Florida jury. ,

A US Grand Jury yesterday
convicted Knowles of conspiracy
to import cocaine and conspiracy
to distribute the illegal drug. He
was also convicted on the charge
of possessing cocaine with intent
to distribute. -

This ruling came at the conclu-
sion of Knowles’ retrial before a
Fort Lauderdale jury.

Knowles is scheduled to appear

before a District Court Judge on -

May 23 to be sentenced.

Designated as a “drug kingpin”

by US president George W Bush
under the Foreign Narcotics
Kingpin Designation Act -
Knowles was extradited to the
US to face trial there in 2006 on
_ an indictment dating from 2000.

The charges related to drug
crimes which took place in the
mid-1990s,

Federal prosecutors have
alleged that he might have been
involved in the distribution of $1

_ billion worth of cocaine.

Knowles first appeared before
a Fort Lauderdale Grand Jury on
November 14, 2007. .

The trial lasted only six days.
Knowles’ defence rested its case
prematurely after two of their wit-
nesses failed to show up to testify.

On November, 27, 2007, a mis- .

trial was declared by the Fort
Lauderdale judge after the major-
ity of jurors were unable to reach
a verdict.

Knowles’ second trial was
scheduled to start on February
19, 2008. However, the retrial had
to be postponed after the accused

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Esfakis inquest results ‘a sign
judicial system functioning well’

THE results of the inquest into the death of Christopher Esfakis at
Doctors Hospital is a sign that the judicial system is functioning well,

according to one family member.

Leandra Esfakis, sister of Christopher Esfakis, issued a statement yes-
terday saying that the verdict should be considered important by all

Bahamians.

“It is important to this country, at a time when the judicial system is
under attack for being dysfunctional, as the inquest confirms that the
judicial system can work: witnesses were called, evidence heard, and a
verdict delivered — albeit five years late,” she said.

On February 29, the Coroner’s Court delivered a verdict in the .

April, 2002 death of Christopher Esfakis, age 42, of “death by natural
causes with a substantial and significant contribution made by neglect.”

According to the evidence given, Christopher Esfakis walked into
Doctors Hospital about 1am Saturday, April, 20, 2002. He was admit-
ted for treatment for mostly first and second degree burns to 25 per cent
of his body. He died Monday, April 22, at 7pm.

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PM claims Christie could not Shee
deal with Cable Beach Resorts

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

DESPITE negotiations
between the developers of the
Cable Beach Resorts up to two
days before the election, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham told
the House of Assembly that
Perry Christie could not “close
the deal.”

“The leader of the opposition
the other night at his party’s
convention said that I took nine
months to arrive at a decision in

SEE page eight

Peet suggests doubt over Cable Beach
tleal can damage investor confidence

Hubert Ingraham



@ By BRENT DEAN

Tribune Staff. Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net



NORTH Andros and Berry Islands MP Vincent Peet has sug-

‘gested that the doubt expressed by government on the Cable
Beach Resort deal can damage investor confidence in the country.
He challenged government to come forward and tell the public if
it does not have confidence in the Cable Beach Resort Develop-
ment.

Mr Peet reminded the House of Assembly yesterday during the

debate on the resolution to authorize the government to transfer
land to the Cable Beach developers, that more than $100 million has

SEE page eight

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

THE PRIME Minister has
expressed doubts about the
ability of one of the two part-
ners in the Cable Beach Resort
development — Baha Mar — to
finance the multi-billion dollar
development; while-also out-
lining to the House.of Assem-
bly how the developers
attempted to pressure the for-
mer PLP government into
granting them additional con-
cessions totalling $255.6 mil-
lion. :

Mr Ingraham told the
House, while speaking on a res-
olution to provide the govern-
ment with the authorization to
transfer portions of land in
Cable Beach to the developers
of the resort, that despite his
scepticism regarding Baha
Mar’s ability to find financing,
he thinks Harrah’s, its joint
venture partner, is able to do
so.

“Mr. Speaker, so when we
came to office we were faced
with the circumstance that the
previous government was
unable come to terms with
Baha Mar on an amended
agreement. And, that the pre-
vious government was not sat-
isfied that Baha Mar had
demonstrated it had the means
of funding available to it to
undertake the project, notwith-
standing all the ‘public
announcements about the pro-
ject,” he said.

“We communicated to Baha
Mar our concern also about
their ability to finance the pro-
ject, and they provided us with
a number of additional bits and
pieces of information. They

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

TENSIONS flared up
between the police and
members of an inner-city
community yesterday morn-
ing when officers shot a man
who is reportedly wanted in
connection with “several
offences.”

While the police yester-
day said that the man was
the first to open fire when
they approached, residents
of Wilson Tract, off Wulff
Road, claimed that the offi-
cers shot an unarmed man.

At press time last night
the man, believed to be a
resident of the Wulff Road
area, was still undergoing
surgery for a gunshot wound
to his abdomen.

Police were withholding
hisname. ,

Press liaison officer Asst

SEE page 11
Oil tanker
successfully
removed
from reef

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

THE Shell Oil tanker “Ficus”
has been successfully removed
from a reef off the south-west coast
of New Providence, Minister of
Labour and Maritime Affairs Dion
Foulkes announced yesterday.

A week after the tanker ran
aground near Goulding Cay car-
rying 120,000 barrels of oil, the ves-
sel was “refloated” without inci-
dent early yesterday morning.

“As announced previously,
SMIT International, a salvage com-
pany, proposed rescuing the vessel
by removing its cargo and refloat-
ing the vessel at high tide. The
operation which began Monday
afternoon was completed (yester-
day),” Minister Foulkes said in a
statement.

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Call for govt to disclose all alleged
financial irregularities at BEC

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

THE Bahamas Electrical
Workers Union is calling on
government to publicly disclose
all alleged financial irregulari-
ties at BEC and to hold those
responsible for the discrepan-
cies accountable.

This statement was made
yesterday by BEWU president
Dennis Williams after the FNM
government revealed in the

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House of Assembly last week
that BEC is losing millions of
dollars.

Mr Williams said that “a
monopoly like BEC, which
passes a significant cost of oil
onto the consumer via a fuel
charge, can make a reasonable
profit for the Bahamian tax-
payers.”

However, the BEWU presi-
dent conceded that BEC can
only make a profit if the cor-
poration is run efficiently and
“prudent business decisions are

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made in the best interest of the
corporation and the country.”

Mr Williams also named sev-
eral factors, which in the
union’s view are significantly
contributing to the financial
losses.

Giving his contribution to the
mid-year budget report last
week, Minister of State for
Public Utilities Phenton Ney-
mour disclosed that BEC’s loss-
es for the 2006/2007 fiscal year,
which ended on September 30,

2007, are expected to amount

to $10.2 million. He added that
first reports also indicate that
losses in the 2007/2008 fiscal
year could be as high as $11
million.

The BEWU president yes-
terday sought to enlighten the
Bahamian public about the
union’s views on why BEC is
losing money.

' From the union’s standpoint,
he said, one of the factors
which is causing BEC to oper-
ate at a loss is the “constant”
out-sourcing of contracts

amounting in the millions of
dollars, for work which BEC’s
staff can efficiently perform.
The BEWU further claimed
that the refusal of BEC to col-
lect millions of dollars in rev-
enue each year from the medi-
um and large residential con-
sumers and the business com-
munity, as well as‘ the failure
to implement stringent policies,
is leading to the annual losses.
Another factor contributing
to the financial losses, accord-
ing to the BEWU, is the pro-





MINISTER OF STATE for Public
Utilities Phenton Neymour dis-
closed that BEC’s losses for the
2006/2007 fiscal year, which ended
on September 30, 2007, are expect-
ed to amount to $10. 2 million.

curement and operation of gas
turbines in BEC’s power plants,

“which are approximately four
times more expensive to oper-
ate than cost effective slow-
speed diesel machines.”

The cheaper, slow-speed
diesel machines, the union
added, are readily available in
the electrical utility industry.

The BEWU president said
that over the past few years the
union has noted several allega-
tions of financial irregularities
within BEC, “which may have
negatively impacted the
finances of the corporation.”

“The union, therefore, calls
upon the government to report
to the public and to fully dis-
close the alleged irregularities
in BEC to the Bahamian tax-
payer and to make all, if any,
accountable who are responsi-
ble for such actions,” the
BEWU president said.

The BEWU is further call-
ing on government to fully dis-
close to the Bahamian people,
the contracts that were award-

.ed over past years and the con-

tracts that are presently being
negotiated and awarded by
BEC.

Mr Williams said that the
union has not and will not allow
bad management, political
interference in the day-to-day

operation of BEC, or the “con-
‘stant abuse and misuse of the

public funds” to negatively
impact the well-being of the
900 line staff employed at the
corporation.

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In brief

Police Fire
Branch officers
sent to Texas
for advanced
training

BACARDI and Company
Limited sent three officers of
the Police Fire Branch to
Texas for advanced training.

Fire Chief Franklyn Clarke
and Assistant Fire Chief
Cedric Deveaux, who are also
Bacardi employees, with Fire
Branch training officer
Demeris Armbrister spent
time at the Texas A&M Uni-
versity fire fighting school at
College Station.

’ The company said in a state-

ment that the project was just
one of its efforts “to continue
in the spirit of excellence and
as a good corporate citizen”.

It said the purpose of the
course “was to provide fire-
fighters with a solid founda-
tion of knowledge and skills
to safely resolve a variety of
structures found in a plant
facility in compliance with the
National Fire Protection
Agency (NFPA 1081).

“Through field exercises,
the student gained confidence
in their abilities to handle a
variety of emergency situa-
tions.”

The course covered the fol-
lowing topics:

e Introduction to fire
brigades

e Firefighter safety/person-
nel protection

e Applications of personal
protective equipment (PPE)

e Fire streams and appli-
ances :

° Self-contained breathing
apparatus (SCBA)

e Dry chemical agents and
applications
' e Pre-emergency planning

e Strategies and tactics

¢ incident command

e Fire behaviour

e Fundamentals of fire-
figuting

e Rescue piscedures

_© Salvage and overhaul.
operations

e Fundamentals of ventila-
tion

e Plant fire prevention

“The men performed very
well during the five days of
training, and Bacardi and
Company Limited believes
that this joint training exer-
cise will only enhance the
already good working rela-
tionship between the two
organisations,” said the state-
ment.

The three men had to pass a
written and practical certifi-
cation test given by the PRO
Board of America, a national
and world recognised certifi-
cation board.

“This means that these men
can practise anywhere in the
world as professional fire-
fighters. Bacardi and Compa-
ny Limited fire brigade mem-
bers have been trained by the
Texas University system,” the
statement said. ‘

“Bacardi and Company
Limited congratulates these
three men on successfully
completing the NFPA 1081
Industrial Interior Fire
Brigade Training,” it added.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 3

Marco City election court case: Number



of voters challenged is reduced again

Laing attorney continues cross-examination of PLP’s Pleasant Bridgewater

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE



THE number of voters being
challenged by PLP Senator
Pleasant Bridgewater in the
Marco City election court case
was reduced again yesterday
from 103 to 95.

Ms Bridgewater’s attorney
Philip“Brave” Davis told the
court yesterday that based on
information received from the
Department of Immigration,
they were satisfied that eight
of the persons Ms Bridgewater
is challenging on the basis of
citizenship were in fact Bahami-
an citizens at the time of last
year’s election.

Fred Smith, attorney for
FNM MP Zhivargo Laing, con-
tinued his cross-examination of
Ms Bridgewater yesterday,
questioning her about several
voters who she is claiming were
not ordinarily resident in the
Marco City constituency.

Mr Smith questioned Ms
Bridgewater extensively about
where her sister, Peggy Bridge-
water, had resided between the
relevant period of November
2006 and May 2007. Ms Bridge-
water, who was told by Senior

Justice Anita Allen on several;

occasions to answer Mr Smith’s

questions specifically, testified .



Pleasant Bridgewater



that her sister stayed at several
locations between that period
as she and her husband were
experiencing marital problems.
Ms Bridgewater told the court,
however, that Gladstone Ter-
race was her permanent address
at that time. Mr Smith suggest-

- ed to Ms Bridgewater that when

her sister Peggy and nephew,
Allison, had moved out of
Gladstone Terrace in early
2006, they never returned. Ms
Bridgewater denied this saying
that they had been “back and
forth.”

Mr Smith then questioned
Ms Bridgewater about Terese
Austin, another voter who she is
challenging. Ms Bridgewater
told the court that she did not



know Ms Austin, but had visit-
ed her registered address at
Kitchener Avenue at least four
times between the relevant peri-
od. Ms Bridgewater recalled
that in December 2006 she had
visited the address to give out
her annual Christmas times and
to keep in touch with her con-
stituents. Mr Smith, however,
suggested to her that she had
not visited the residence to keep
in touch as she had never met
Ms Austin.

Ms Bridgewater replied that
she had not gone to the resi-
dence to keep in touch with Ms
Austin as she did not live there.
Ms Bridgewater told the court
that in late January 2007 she
realised that Ms Austin had reg-

Freeport man charged over



armed robbery of doctor

ANTI-CRIME
OPERATION AT ABACO

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

FREEPORT - A Freeport
man was charged in the Eight
Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court
in connection with the armed
robbery of a doctor.

Jemeke Pitt, 22, of Cabot

. Drive, appeared before Mag-

istrate Helen Jones on

_ Wednesday. .
He was also charged with

receiving.

Pitt was represented by K
Brian Hanna.

It is alleged that on March 1,
Pitt, while being concerned
with another person and
armed with a knife, robbed
the doctor of $150 cash, a wal-
let, and a Bahamian driver’s
licence, together valued at
$240.

It is also alleged that on the .

same day, he dishonestly
received $13 cash, the prop-
erty of the doctor, knowing
the same to have been
obtained by an offence.

Pitt elected summary trial
on the armed robbery charge,
and the prosecution withdrew
the second charge.

The matter was adjourned
to April 29 for a preliminary
inquiry.

Pitt was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison, Fox Hill,
until that date.

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ly went to Kitchener Avenue to
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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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.,

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Investors and birthright of Bahamians

THE BAHAMAS is a country that
needs foreign investors to maintain the stan-
dard of living to which its people have grown
accustomed.

However, more and more Bahamians are
feeling that they are being asked to give up
too much of their birthright to attract the
investor.

Since more of the agreements made by
the previous government for the western end
of the island are coming to light, we are being
bombarded with telephone calls from con-
cerned Bahamians.

Many believe, especially younger Bahami-
ans, that foreigners are taking over their pub-
lic beaches while they are being herded
inland. Frustrated, they warn of an explo-
sion.

There are frequent complaints from Har-
bour Island — the jewel in the Bahamas’
crown — about developments that are either
too large for the size of the quaint little island,
or too many for an island that hasn’t enough
water or electrical power to support what is
already there.

The excessive development, said one resi-
dent, is threatening the “social fabric” of the
island and reducing the Bahamian to a minor-
ity.

There are complaints about the over large
Bimini development that has destroyed some
of that island’s wetlands, and then there is a
development at Abaco that has created prob-
lems, and so the list goes on.

The Coastal Awareness Committee has
launched a programme to educate Bahamians
on how to protect their coastal environment.
The committee is planning events as it strives
“to sustain the natural beauty of these islands
for our socio-economic welfare and that of
our guests.”

But so far the committee is only talking in
generalities.

Bahamians have to decide what kind of a
Bahamas they want — a Bahamas that will
protect their rights, but also embrace and
protect the rights of the much-needed
investor.

This island should be zoned — as it was
many years ago — resort, residential, busi-
ness,

Bahamians should have access to their
beaches. Decisions have to be made as to

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destroy the way of life of a people, which
attracted the investor to it in the first place.

It has to be decided whether an investor
will be allowed to dredge a canal for a mari-
na through a beach, which, as far back as
memory goes, was open to the whole com-
munity. Residents of Delaporte are com-
plaining about how their beach has been
eroded by the Sandyport development and its
canal. From time to time Sandyport replaces
the sand sucked from the Delaporte beach by
its development. Here again government can-
not just stipulate that a developer has to
replace a beach that has been damaged by his
project. It has to stipulate the quality of that
replacement. We have photographs of sand
replacement at Delaporte that contains large
boulders, all kinds of undesirable debris,
including dangerous metal objects, and dis-
carded building material. It is a disgrace that
anyone should be allowed to get away with
this. The affected Delaporte residents should
immediately do something about it and
demand that the replaced sand be sifted
before it is returned to their beach.

We have the Montagu Beach, which
Bahamians still enjoy, but it is certainly not
the beach that we knew more than 60 years
ago. It has been seriously damaged by the
dredging of sand in the harbour.

One of New Providence’s most magnifi-
cent beaches was destroyed when Crystal
Palace was allowed to build on it instead of

across the road — which would have pro-"

tected the hotel from the ravages of storms,
and retained the beach for both visitors and
Bahamians. The location of this hotel also
undermined the beach of the nearby Nassau
Beach Hotel.

Decisions have to be made about truckers
digging up beaches to supply sand to builders.
Also cutting down hills that lays this island
bare to destructive hurricanes. As the hills are
cut down there is nothing to protect resi-
dents from a rising, crashing ocean. But,
again, people are doing whatever they want
with the land, diminishing and destroying.

Many decisions have to be made and leg-
islated so that no government can negotiate
agreements that will undermine our people’s
quality of life. If rules are set an investor
before he decides on a plan will know exact-
ly what is expected of him and what he can
expect in return from this country. This will
avoid tension and future misunderstanding
between Bahamians and new residents.

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Scared and
offended |

by airport

experience

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I WISH to write a letter of
concern, directed mainly to
females travelling alone at the
Sir Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport.

While travelling last week, I
had an early flight to Florida
for a business meeting, and
since J arrived at the airport at
4.30 in the morning it was fair-
ly dark.

Now I do realise that I
should have been more alert
to my surroundings, and
should have paid close atten-
tion to the signs, but I must
admit that when travelling
alone on the streets of Nas-
sau in recent times — there is
a certain fear that exists due to
the increasing crime rate in
the Bahamas that our govern-
ment refuses to seriously do
anything about (until it touch-
es them). So when I pulled up
to the parking lot at Sir Lyn-
den Pindling Airport, I only
wanted to get my ticket, park
my vehicle and get inside.

Needless to say, I did not
look at where I was parking

' nor the rates that I would be

charged.

After a hectic day in Flori-
da, the only thing I wanted to
do was to come home, but fate
would have it that the traffic
made it impossible for me to
make my original flight, so I
was delayed for another two
hours.

It was after 11 o’clock on
Friday evening when I finally
made it through Customs and
I walked very quickly to the
parking lot to retrieve my
vehicle.

I looked in my wallet, and
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cash left, and concluded that
the rates couldn’t have. gone
up that much, and I would
have sufficient monies to get
out of the parking lot, since it
was originally $8 a day.

Tired, frustrated, and in
need of a good meal, I pulled
up to the exit, and presented
my ticket to the young man
behind the window, but to my
horror, not only did he tell me
that parking at the airport in
Short Term for one day was
$30 (much more than any
parking lot in the entire coun-
try), but after I told him I only
had $17 in cash, the young
man told me that in order for
me to leave the parking lot I
had to offer him “something
of value.” 3

The first thought that ran
through my mind, was this lit-
tle boy must be joking, but I
assure you Mr Editor — he
was not.

I did not look like a prosti-
tute, and I was baffled, offend-
ed, bewildered and scared all
at once. This was not happen-
ing. Not in my Bahamas?

I know that I should have
paid attention to which park-
ing lot I entered. I know that it
was my fault that I parked ina
$30 parking zone (which is
totally absurd to begin with,
but I guess the government

will get it out of us one way or .

the other), and the point is
while I truly didn't mind
reversing my vehicle to go to
the ATM and get the neces-




sary funds to pay for the park-
ing, I wonder how many other
women he’s used this line on,
and has benefited from it.
With the country in its cur-
rent state of fear due to the
increasing murders every day
and uncertainty of what is
going to happen to our econ-
omy, and with the government
looking to the church for
answers to solve the problems

.with young men, how are we

(women particularly) to feel
safe when public servants (I
assume) can tell innocent
women (because I know he
would never say that toa
man) to give him “something
of value” to get out of paying
the $30 parking fee, and how
many times has the airport's
till suffered for his folly.

I was outraged, but after
reversing my car and picking
up my passenger (who was a
man), and going back to the
window to pay my $30 for one
day parking — he had nothing
to say. Had I not had any
more money, had I not had
an extra passenger travelling
with me that night, what
would have been my fate that
night at the airport, and more
importantly how many other
women has he done this to?

It may not be a grave con-
cern for men who can handle
themselves, but for business
women and single women like

me who travel alone — this is”

important, and I hope you can
make sure other women get
to see this as well — if only
to be aware.

KAELIN THOMPSON
Nassau,
March 3, 2008.

Stop the hypocrisy on gambling

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I KNOW the sh*t is going to
hit the fan now about gambling
in this country!

My hero, the Rt Hon Hubert
Alexander Ingraham, made a
statement which suggested that

we MUST take a position on,

gambling, and every other law
in this country that either can-
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consideration to legalizing num-
bers in The Bahamas.

I can guarantee now, that the
noise will begin!

When it starts, I have two
questions.......

Where were all the noise
makers during the last umpteen
years? .

And which one of these
“saints” took the battle to the
field and fought for gambling
to cease, or for a single person
to be prosecuted for breaking
the law by gambling? Did they
just find out that gambling is
our No. 1 industry?

Come to think of it, how
many of them have gambled
themselves? If you think you

haven’t, think again!.....any tick-
et that you purchase, whether it
be from the “numbers man”, or
a local charity or church to
“take a chance” on winning
anything is a gamble!

I have never bought a lottery
ticket and I prefer to donate to
a charity rather than take a
chance on winning something
by buying a ticket to support
them, but I agree with The
Prime Minister — Let’s stop the
hypocrisy, and put our support
behind a man, who is willing to
take a stand!

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HENDERSON

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PRESIDENT Hugo Chavez
portrayed himself as a man of
peace on Wednesday, even as
he moved tanks and thousands
of troops to the border in a
growing international crisis
over Colombia's decision to
attack leftist rebels in
Ecuadorean territory, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

Most of the 10 battalions
Chavez mobilized have
reached the border, zone and
are ''ready to defend the sacred
sovereignty of the homeland"'
if necessary against Colombia's
U.S.-supported military,
Defense Minister Gen. Gusta-
vo Rangel Briceno said.
Ecuador said it sent 3,200
troops to its border with
Colombia on Monday.

Chavez, meanwhile, said it's
the U.S. ''empire and its lack-
eys,'' not Venezuela or
Ecuador, that pose a constant :
threat of war. ;

Chavez and Ecuadorean :
President Rafael Correa have
been seeking international con-
demnation of Colombia for the
military strike on Ecuadorean
soil. They scored a victory of
sorts in Washington on
Wednesday, where the Orga-
nization of American States
approved a resolution drafted :
jointly by Ecuador and Colom- ;
bia declaring the raid to be a
violation of Ecuador's sover-
eignty.

The resolution also called for
OAS Secretary-General Jose
Miguel Insulza to lead a dele-
gation to both countries to

_address the crisis.

The United States was the
only OAS nation offering
Colombia unqualified support.
Many other countries worried
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STATE Minister for Finance
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despite the economic chal-
lenges facing the Caribbean,
the region is still a preferred
destination in the global
tourism market.

He was addressing the 24th
Special Meeting of the Council
for Trade and Economic
Development (COTED) at the
Sheraton Cable Beach Resort
yesterday. ,

“We assemble at this time in
this place at a time of change,
challenge, possibility and
uncertainty. The global eco-
nomic climate is challenged by
escalating oil prices and declin-
ing financial fortunes. Political
change seems to be the order
of the day in our region and
beyond,” Mr Laing said.

He told ministers of finance
and financial advisers in atten-
dance that the impact of
emerging trade agreements,
including the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA),
challenges the status quo of
doing business across the
region. ;

“As we gather, we will no
doubt discuss all the very
weighty issues and more. I
hope for the best in these dis-
cussions and take this time to
welcome each of you,” he said.

“Notwithstanding this, these
are also times of possibilities.
Functional co-operation still
offers the hope for improving
the social, economic and polit-
ical fortunes of our region and
thereby enhancing the lot of
the peoples that call it home,”

_Mr Laing said. .
He continued: “The rising

cost of food is impacting the
pocket books of peoples
throughout our territories.
These are indeed times of chal-
lenge, change and uncertainty.

“There is enormous wealth
in our world, skewed in its dis-
tribution as it is. Many devel-

‘oping nations are making gains

in their own economic fortunes,
even if not at the pace they
would have hoped,” Mr Laing
said.

“The Caribbean, despite its





despite economic challenges

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MINISTER OF State for Finance Zhivargo Laing addressing the 24th

Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Develop-
ment (COTED). Seated left is Dr Kenneth Baugh, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica.

competitive challenges in the
world’s most robust and expan-
sive industry; tourism, still
maintains a prominent place in
the hearts of global travellers,”
Mr Laing said.

“Modern information and
communication technology
continues to offer unrealised
possibilities for personal wealth
creation, national economic

* growth and regional develop-

ment,” he said. |:

The COTED. consists of,

Ministers designated to pro-
mote the development and
operation of the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy,
ensure international competi-

tiveness of industrial and agri-
cultural commodities, and co-
ordinate policies for the
enhancement of external eco-
nomic and trade relations of
CARICOM.
The COTED, the 12th Meet-
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and Planning (COFAP), and
the 19th Inter-Sessional Meet-
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of Government of the

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undreds flock to ‘Christian
Youth for Positive Change’ rally

HUNDREDS of young peo- CARLOS REID at the youth rally
ple attended the first ‘Christian — which attracted hundreds of young
Youth For Positive Change’ _ people.
Rally held recently at St John's
College Auditorium, Stapledon
Gardens, and based on the
feedback, organisers are being
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The ecumenical event
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who addressed a variety of
issues facing young people.

The speakers included Ms
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Mitchell concerned by
FNM’s public doubts

over Baha Mar project

FOX HILL MP Fred
Mitchell yesterday expressed
concern that members of the
FNM government are publicly
conveying doubts about the
Baha Mar project.

“Imagine the world looking
at this discussion this morn-
ing where the lead spokesman
for the government and a min-
ister of the government is say-
ing that they have doubts
about the project. Why would
a financier want to put money
into a project that the govern-
ment has doubts about. We
have to be very careful about
what kind of message we send
out,” Mr Mitchell said during
his contribution on a resolu-
tion to authorise the transfer
of portions of land on Cable
Beach to the developers of the
project.

In addition to expressing
concerns about the comments
made by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, who raised
questions about the ability of
one of the developers to
finance the project yesterday,
Mr Mitchell also rejoiced that
the parliament was finally tak-
ing up an issue he deems use-
ful, namely a the resolution
which is necessary for the pro-
ject to go-ahead.

“At last this government has
put before this House some-
thing of productive value. This
resolution today will, if
approved, begin the process
of bringing additional invest-
ment to the Bahamas,” Mr
Mitchell said.

Although the PLP supports
foreign direct investment, con-
tinued Mr Mitchell, it has

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any oligarchy,” he said.

The Fox Hill MP also blast-
ed the FNM for delaying the
Cable Beach deal. Many
opposition MPs have cited the
government’s decision to
review this and other projects
left in the pipeline by the
Christie government, as caus-
es for the slowing economy.

“We made a decision to
conclude an agreement with
Baha Mar. That agreement



was good for the Bahamas.
We have been pushing this
government since we came to
office to conclude the agree-
ment. They have dawdled,
stopped, reviewed and can-
celled until the economic situ-
ation in the country is getting
so desperate that they now
have to move with dispatch
post haste to get something
going before we have a col-
lapse,” he said.

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tells me that the government
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properties and so those con-

tractors today are hurting; that
if you go by the sand place
you will see trucks lined off
into'the distance, only they
are not waiting for sand, but
waiting for a job. There is
nothing to do. Such is the fate
under the stop, cancel and
review government,” added
Mr Mitchell.

In response to FNM criti-
cisms about the negotiation
practices of the PLP on the
Cable Beach deal, Mr Mitchell
shifted focus to the FNM’s
record.

“Certainly the decisions
with regard to the transfer of
the fee simple at Baha Mar
was a judicious decision taken
against the need for job cre-
ation, to stimulate the econo-
my, to revitalise the dying or
dead Cable Beach strip. In
fact, the decision of the PLP in
that regard was no more inju-
dicious or antithetical to the
pubic interest than the FNM’s
decision to literally give away
the now Breezes and Sandals
properties on Cable Beach.
That netted less than what was
left outstanding on the mort-
gages on the properties, and
with the government picking
up in that case the severance
pay for the employees of those
properties,” he said.

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‘Tensions run high after officers

shoot man wanted by police

FROM page one

Supt Walter Evans told The
Tribune yesterday that the
man in question has been
vanted by the authorities
for some time now in con-
nection with “several
offences.”

Mr Evans said he did not
have the list of offences
readily available, but added
that the man was not on
bail for any charges at the
time he was shot.

He explained that police
yesterday morning received
information about the cur-
rent whereabouts of the

to locate him on Wilson
Tract.

At around 7.45am yester-
day, Mr Evans said, police
approached the wanted
man and he fled on foot
into a bushy area “while
shooting at the officers.”

The officers returned fire
and the man was hit in his
abdomen.

Last night, police were
still searching for the man’s
weapon in the bushes
around Wilson Tract.

Residents on the scene
yesterday morning, who
claimed to have witnessed
the entire incident, alleged
that the police officers did

cedure in approaching the
man, claiming they shot an
unarmed man.

Dismissing these claims
by residents and speaking
to apparent tensions
between the police and
some inner-city areas, Supt
Asst Evans yesterday said
that the police are “not at
odds with any community.”

While he conceded that
there are “pockets in soci-
ety where some persons
feel aggrieved by the
police,” he emphasised that
it is the duty of the police
to go into all communities
to ensure that the law is
upheld and guns are

wanted man and were able

“FROM page one

already been invested by this group in the hotel
Strip.

“Now any government would want to encour-
age the investors. Because if this government has
no confidence in this investor then say so. Say
so,” said Mr Peet.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham earlier in
the session, expressed doubt in the ability of
Baha Mar — one of the joint venture partners in
the deal along with Harrah’s — to finance the
deal, while expressing confidence in Harrah’s to
do the development.

Mr Peet said that according to the prime min-
ister’s comments in the mid-year budget report,
large scale projects such as Baha Mar, are what
he said will assist the Bahamas in moderating the
slowdown in the US economy. World class com-
panies such as Harrah’s, continued Mr Peet,
would not put their name to deals without fol-
lowing through.

not follow the proper pro-

removed from the streets.

Vincent Peet

“And so, we cannot have it both ways, Mr
Deputy. We can’t have it both ways. You can’t
say it is good, then it is bad,” said Mr Peet.

“It’s either going to be something the country
needs, which will create some 10,000 jobs when
it is completed, and it really should be encour-
aged,” he said, acknowledging that the prime
minister is right in setting benchmarks for the
deal.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham challenged
Mr Peet on this claim that the project will create
10,000 jobs. He said that the accurate figure is
5,000 and not 10,000 jobs. :

Mr Peet, and Opposition leader Perry Christie
both explained in response to the prime minis-
ter’s intervention, that what was meant by Mr
Peet’s figure is that additional jobs will be cre-
ated in the economy on top of the 5,000 direct
jobs from the development, totalling the larger
figure.

FROM page one

According to the autopsy
report read at the inquest, he died
of (i) “cardio-respiratory arrest,
acute pulmonary congestion and
oedema; and (ii) airway obstruc-
tion due to inhalation injury.”

According to the medical evi-
dence at the inquest, Mr Esfakis
had a “95 per cent to 97 per cent”
chance of surviving his burn
injuries.

In court, one doctor blamed the
patient himself, for the failure to
intubate, and also the primary
physician.

Yesterday, Ms Esfakis said the
inquest is not about “winning” the
case.

“Christopher Esfakis’ case pre-
sents the opportunity to examine
and rectify failures, and save lives.
This is what the medical profes-
sion is called to do,” she said.
“The standard of care should also
concern health insurance compa-
nies, who with the patient, bear
the cost of inappropriate care.
Their positive participation in the
quality assurance process would
also be beneficial.”

Ms Esfakis said the evidence
given in the inquest, raises issues
which require a response from the
relevant authorities, including the
Medical Council and the Hospital
and Health Care Facilities Board.

The Medical Council is respon-
sible for “the proper conduct” of
its registered doctors. “Improper
conduct” includes matters such as
incompetent care and abandon-
ing a patient, she noted.

She said the case also raises
issues of “quality control” that
should concern the Hospital
Board, as the evidence indicates:

e a breakdown in communica-
tion between medical staff and
nurses.

¢ the failure of nurses to appre-
ciate the significance of an extra-
ordinarily high urine output.

Esfakis inquest

¢ a failure of communication
between nurses on change of shift.

° a lack of sufficient, or suffi-
ciently qualified medical staff to
respond appropriately or at all, to
Christopher Esfakis, when the
nurses warned that his condition
had become critical.

e a failure to advise Christo-
pher Esfakis or his family of the
diagnosis of inhalation injury, and
its prognosis

e A failure to keep or provide
complete and unadulterated med-
ical records.

e A failure to refer Christopher
Esfakis to an appropriate treat-
ment facility in a timely fashion.

e There seems to be no line of
recourse for the nurses, when calls
to the primary care physician, and
the emergency room physicians
fail to produce any effective
response. From the records avail-
able, there appeared to be no pro-
tocol giving the nurses access to
the Chief Medical Officer, or any
other medical staff.

“These are matters which
require a response from the Hos-
pital Board, which licenses Doc-
tors Hospital. The complaint has
been before the Hospital Board
since 2005 and successive minis-
ters of heath have promised an
investigation, but this still awaits
action,” Ms Esfakis said.

She noted that the hospital is
required by law to file reports of
deaths on its premises to the Chief
Medical Officer of the Ministry
of Health. “Apparently this does
not happen. Data arising from
these reports could be useful to
an oversight committee of the
Board,” she said.

The statement went on to note
that North American hospitals
function with “quality assurance”
committees.

“The Hospital Board could

compel Doctors Hospital, or any
licencee, to form an affiliation
with for instance, Harvard Uni-
versity Hospital, which offers help
in this regard. This would give
Doctors Hospital the ability to
self-regulate with objective assis-
tance. It would also commercially
benefit Doctors Hospital, to claim
a prestigious “quality assurance’
alliance,” she said.

Harvard offers outreach pro-
grammes, to advise on setting up
self-regulatory systems, and also
offers educational and remedial
input when problems are identi-
fied, Ms Esfakis noted, adding
that over time, the Hospital Board
should receive progress reports
from Doctors Hospital, and the
outside authority.

“The Hospital Board could
then consider licensing around
those reports. The Board should
also, in its own due diligence,
examine three to four cases a year,
from randomly chosen files, as a
matter of routine, and take out-
side expert advice on the quality
of health care management, as
shown in those files,” she said.

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been created and business opportunities for
Bahamians would have been had, if we had
moved speedily. But he failed to do so while he
was in office. And failed to do so when he was
operating under great pressure,” said Mr Ingra-
ham during the debate to authorise the govern-
ment to transfer land to the developers of the
Cable Beach Resorts.

Mr Ingraham revealed that the PLP govern-
ment was negotiating with Baha Mar until April
30th, which was just two days before the general
election.

The first heads of agreement between the gov-
ernment and Baha Mar was signed in April of
2005. ©

ut. Baha Mar sought additional concessions in
early 2007. The then government and developers
were not able to reach an agreement when the
PLP lost the government in May 2007.

“They were very busy seeking to get this deal
done to announce at a rally that the party was
holding. But they could not arrive at an agree-
ment,” said Mr Ingraham. “Notwithstanding the
pressure on him, placed on him by himself to
conclude a deal, he now berates me for taking
nine months he says to conclude a deal which he
couldn’t do. He could not and did not close the
deal.”

At the end of the prime minister’s contribution,
Mr Christie rose in the House to’: comment on
some of what Mr Ingraham said in his contribu-
tion.

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the sale of the golf course on Cable Beach
notwithstanding a stipulation in the conveyance
by the then Colonial government of the Bahamas
when the land was transferred, that it could only
be used as a golf course and nothing else, forev-
er. Despite this stipulation, the PLP government
sold the golf course to the Cable Beach develop-
ers, allowing for buildings to be constructed on the
location. bee ee

Mr Christie said that his government was aware
of this stipulation and they put it to their lawyers.
Mr Ingraham became agitated over, the opposi-
tion leader’s mis-characterisation of what he had
said, and raised his voice in emphasizing that all
he said was that the PLP acted “notwithstanding”
this stipulation.

Mr Christie responded, stating, “I don’t have to
snap at him.”

“He seems to have a disposition where when he
opens his mouth he tries to overwhelm people by
what he is saying. But overwhelming can only
come through content my brother, not through
noise. Through content, all right. I come up to you
on a very reasonable position. A reasonable posi-
tion, and you cannot begin this process, Mr
Speaker, on this kind of debate, you cannot begin
this kind of debate Mr Speaker, trying to belittle,”
he said.

Mr Christie also emphasized that he wanted
Mr Ingraham to confirm that his government
also had as a condition of the deal that Baha Mar
show it had financing:

“Everything we did was predicated on the max-
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Advocacy (BPA) on a symposium hosted at the
Princess Margaret Hospital on December 1, 2007.

Report on ‘Medical
Ethics in Modern
Medicine’ symposium

N DECEMBER 1

last year, the UWI
School of Clinical Medicine
and Research and the Princess
Margaret Hospital hosted a
symposium titled: “Medical
Ethics in Modern Medicine.”

The objective of the sympo-
sium was “to provide partici-
pants with an appreciation and
understanding of the impact
of medical ethics in the cur-

_ rent practice of medicine. “

The three speakers at the
event — two West Indian doc-
tors and a US doctor — focused
primarily on two issues: 1) the
virtue of telling the truth to
patients, or their families, and
2) the value of having a
“patient centred practice.”
This was defined as “a prac-
tice which puts the patient first,
in every respect.”

This approach, it was
argued, had the merit of ben-
efitting the patient, in terms
of the care received, and also
the doctor, as it would reduce
his/her exposure to malprac-
tice claims.

The speakers also discussed
the risk of conflict of interest
among medical professionals,
in a small community where
ancillary health care services
are often owned by the doc-
tors themselves. In such cir-
cumstances, referrals from
doctors to these additional ser-
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however, when the doctor
does not err on the side of cau-
tion, and his standard of care
puts the patient at risk, and
injury or fatality results. The
speakers at the symposium
stressed the strategic advan-
tages of telling the truth. Being
truthful, they said, would
short-cut the long and costly
legal process which is likely to
result from discovery of an
error. They said that through
open communication with the
victim, the doctor allows for
the real possibility of main-
taining trust.

Patients

Studies have shown that
most patients are willing to
understand that errors do
occur, and work to a resolu-
tion. The US physician cited
an example of medical negli-
gence at his hospital, which
caused the patient’s death. The
hospital staff met very early
with the family, and explained
the error that killed the
patient. Not only did the fam-
ily not sue, but a year later,
gave a donation to that hospi-
tal.

According to the conference

_ speakers, human nature gen-

erally wants to forgive, and the
truth from the doctor himself,
or the hospital, fosters this
response. Attempts to delay
or deny discovery of the truth,
will lead to long and costly
legal battles. Beyond that how-
‘ever, (the “delay-and deny”

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strategy breaks down the trust
that is the only basis on which
the doctor-patient relationship
can exist, and the process dam-
ages the reputation of the pro-
fession as a whole, they said.
It was acknowledged at the
symposium, that the reputa-
tion of the (local) medical pro-
fession has suffered in recent
times, and disciplining doctors
was an issue. During the panel
discussion after the sympo-
sium, the idea of a Caribbean
Disciplinary Board was raised.
This was considered not to be
an acceptable solution, unless
the majority of such a board
were doctors from the same
country. However some said
this would defeat the purpose
of having a Caribbean board.
The current local regulatory
bodies, the Medical. Council
and the Hospital and Health

. Care Facilities Board seem to

have a record of not investi-
gating or disciplining members
or licensees. Commentators
have suggested that it may be
that the board's duty to protect
the public from sub-standard
health care services takes a
back-seat to other considera-
tions.

Many who have been affect-
ed by sub-standard treatment
feel that if the boards are going
to embrace the challenge of
their functions, they must
apply the first principal of
medical practice advocated by
the symposium speakers:
“what is in the best interest of
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PLP’S YOUTH ARM HIGHLIGHTS THE EARLY STRUGGLES OF OPPOSITION LEADER >

‘Christie’s deep connection with troubled youth’

THE youth arm of the FNM
has been criticised for down-
playing the struggles that oppo-
sition leader Perry Christie
faced as a young man.

In a press release published
on Monday, in which the Torch-
bearers defended Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham against
suggestions that he was plan-

ning to do away with the
National Youth Programme, it
was claimed that Mr Ingraham
cares more about young people
than Perry Christie, because he
had more of a humble upbring-
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day, the Young Liberals, the
opposition PLP’s youth arm, hit

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puzzling as it is unfounded, as
both men had their struggles
during their childhood and both
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ior as a youth and because of
the concern and intervention of
caring adults in his life, he saw
the value of education and went
on to become who he is today.

“His testimony is far more
compelling than many may
think, as he can relate to most
young Bahamians who may be
going through the same situa-
tion, which allows him to lead
by example. To use the Torch-
bearer’s reasoning, it would be
more accurate to say that Mr
Christie has a deeper connec-
tion with troubled youth in this
country. Mr Christie has often
referred to this watershed inci-
dent in his past to encourage
troubled youth.”

The statement went on to
note that while the Torchbear-
ers also sought to mention ini-
tiatives started by the FNM that
show a concern for the youth,
they failed to single out one to
use as an example.

“We can understand why it
would be difficult for them to
do so as it is clear that the FNM
has yet to introduce any pro-
grammes that specifically tar-
get the concerns of young
Bahamians. They have failed to
do this in their first two terms
and clearly, they are failing to
do it in this current term.”

The Young Liberals said that
while the crime situation is at
the top of the list of problems
affecting the youth, Minister of
National Security Tommy Turn-
quest has yet to announce his
plan to bring about a solution to
the problem as he promised he
would have by last year Sep-
tember.

“The only thing the FNM has
done was stop the Urban
Renewal programme imple-
mented by the Christie admin-
istration. Then upon the reali-
sation of the programme’s effec-
tiveness, they reintroduced it
twice with two different names

to make it appear different from |

that of the PLP’s,” the state-
ment said.

“The real difference has been
the fact that the FNM’s version
of Urban Renewal features a
gutted and bastardised shadow
of the Urban Renewal pro-

gramme that earned many

international awards and the

commendation of both the then

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Commissioner of Police, Mr
Paul Farquharson and His
Grace, Arch Bishop Drexel

Gomez who referred to Urban “

Renewal as the single most
important social initiative
embarked by government since
the establishment of National
Insurance.”

The Young Liberals said they
wished to remind their FNM
counterparts that while the gov-
ernment is trying to create the
impression that it is addressing
youth issues, it was the former
PLP government that imple-
mented Urban Renewal “to
attack crime at its root” and
reach out to young Bahamians
before it was too late.

The statement noted that it
was also the PLP government
that implemented a programme
under which employers visited
Her Majesty’s Prison to speak
with inmates, “affording them
better opportunities to get a job
once they were released” and
thereby creating alternatives to
criminal activity. :

It went on to note that the



Christie government also imple-
mented the Second Chance Pro-
gramme, allowing unqualified
young Bahamians to get into
the Public Service and be
trained to the required level.

“The former PLP adminis-

tration had an action plan which
was implemented as soon as
they came into power in 2002,
and its affects are still seen
throughout the country today.
We have yet to see what this
government has planned for our
youth other than trying to
deceive us. It is clear that their
deception started with the youth
arm of the Free National Move-
ment,” the statement said.
It said there are countless
examples that can be pointed
to show the FNM’s disregard
and lack of concern for young
people.

“They have destroyed Urban
Renewal to the point where, at
the recent “relaunch” of the
programme, the world famous
Farm Road Marching Band
could not muster more than 30
members to perform because
the children were demoralised
and their instructors non-exis-
tent.

“This band was the beacon
of change in a community chal-
lenged by economics and crime
and the FNM decimated that
option for these children. For
the first time, many inner city
youth were thinking about col-
lege simply because being in the
band afforded them the access

‘to scholarships. This band went

from over 200 active members
who performed for Mr Ingra-
ham and the rest of the FNM
leadership during the indepen-
dence celebrations to barely a
few dozen.”

The statement further
claimed that under the FNM
government, a 12-year-old was
remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison.

“Is this an example of the
regard and concern for the
youth of this nation that the
Torchbearers mentioned in
their release? These facts are
inescapable and are there for
all to see, including the Torch-
bearers if only they would take

_ off the political blinders and see
what _the rest us the nation”

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had their bankers meet with me.
They themselves did. They had the
vice president or vice chairman of
Harrah’s come to the Bahamas to
see me.

“Notwithstanding all that, I was
not satisfied that Baha Mar had
the money to do the project. And
today I am still not satisfied that
Baha Mar has the money to under-
take the project. But I am satis-
fied that if Harrah’s carries out
what it says it will do, that they
have the means to undertake the
project if they do what they say —
but they have no legally binding
commitment to the Bahamas. All
of their agreements are with Baha
Mar,” said Mr Ingraham.

The Christie administration
signed the first heads of agreement
with Baha Mar in April 2005.
However, the Christie government
was unable to conclude a supple-
mental agreement with the devel-
opers up to the time they were vot-
ed out of office in May 2007. The
developers sought increased con-
cessions due to the increase in size
of the investment. The project had
increased in cost from $1 billion
to more than $2 billion.

In announcing the details of the
supplemental agreement negotiat-
ed between the developers — Baha
Mar and Harrah’s — and.his gov-
ernment last month, Mr Ingraham
told the House that the govern-
ment did not agree to the devel-
oper’s request to allow additional
deductions from annual casino
Licence Fee by an additional 14
years; the granting of additional
special concessions on casino taxes
for three years; the increase in co-
operative marketing support by
eight years at a cost of $32 million;
the provision of $40 million in co-
operative marketing for the
relaunch of the Cable Beach resort
area; the increase of government’s
contribution to public infrastruc-
ture costs; and the sale of 70 acres
of Crown land on Gladstone Road
to Baha Mar.

Yesterday in the House, the
prime minister gave a further
breakdown of the costs associat-
ed with some of the concessions
the developers had sought from
government, that were turned
down. These include:

¢ an additional $82 million in
casino tax concessions

special casino tax concession
over a three year period amount-
ing to $32.9 million

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cooperative marketing, costing $96
million

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new road at a cost of $50 million
and another $20 million for a Sky
Tunnel at Skyline Drive.

The prime minister said that
Baha Mar, which did not honour
its first deal signed with the gov-
ernment, appears to be constantly
moving the goal post when it
comes to the proposed develop-
ment. Though he also emphasized
that he hopes the deal is successful.

Baha Mar was required in the
first agreement it signed to invest
$400 million; provide the govern-
ment with evidence of the $1 bil-
lion in financing; to obtain a com-
mitment from a world class casino
operator to participate in the pro-
ject; and to deliver to the govern-
ment detailed plans on the pro-
jects and the starting dates by
October 2006. All of these condi-
tions were not lived up to, said Mr
Ingraham, but instead, the devel-
opers came to the government in
early 2007 to renegotiate the new
deal based on the increased invest-

‘ment.

“The land will only be trans-
ferred if and when Baha Mar hon-
ours the deal. And if the deal is
not honoured by March of next
year, then there will be no deal,”
said the Mr Ingraham yesterday.

Additionally, the FNM govern- .

ment has negotiated stipulations
in the new supplemental agree-

ment where the developers have to
take the concrete structure on the
1000 room Caesar’s hotel 100 feet
into the air before the government
acts on several of its commitments.

Robert Sands, senior vice presi-
dent for administration and exter-
nal affairs at the Cable Beach
Resorts, only offered a brief com-
ment yesterday on the resolution
before the House.

“The Resolution for Baha Mar
land transfers are currently being
debated by Parliament. A process
we support and respect,” he said.
“Baha Mar is a very important pro-
ject for the Bahamas economically,
and will positively impact present
and future generations, while trans-
forming the tourism industry in
The Bahamas. We look forward
to Baha Mar’s planned opening in
the late 2011.”

The $2.6 billion project will offer
nearly 3,000 rooms on completion.
Harrah’s will operate a Caesar’s
Resort Hotel with more than 1000
guest rooms and a 100,000-square
foot casino, which will be the
largest in the Caribbean.

In separate management agree-
ments between the joint venture
— Baha Mar and Harrah’s — and
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

‘Worldwide, there will be a collec-

tion of four of Starwood’s hotel
brands: W Baha Mar, St Regis
Baha Mar, Westin Baha Mar and
the already opened Sheraton
Cable Beach Resort.

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bility of the vessel’s hull being compromised, which could lead to a cat-

astrophic oil spill.

However, the vessel’s double-hull remained intact during the entire

removal procedure.

Concern was also expressed by environmentalists about any possible
damage done to endangered species of coral which grow in she waters

around Goulding Cay.

Yesterday, Minister Foulkes stressed that every effort was made to
effect the removal of the vessel without further destruction to the reef or

marine life in the area.

Mr Foulkes said. that the public can be assured that his ministry will

conduct a full investigation into the incident

An environmental assessment also will be done by the Bahamas
Environment Science and Technology (BEST) Commission, he said.

Speaking with The Tribune last week, Eric Carey, executive director
of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), questioned how the tanker could
have run aground as the reef around Goulding Cay has been there “for-
ever” and Shell’s tankers travel that route frequently.

In a press conference on Monday, Shell International’s oil fleet man-
ager, Captain Jeremy Hudson, dodged a question put to him about the

cause of the tanker’s grounding.

When asked whether the grounding may have occurred because the

tanker had no local “pilot

” _ who would have known.the waters in the

area in question and could have advised the vessel’s captain on how to
approach Clifton Pier safely - Captain Hudson deferred the question to

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“Without those aspects of
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Mr Collie spoke at a special
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mer teacher of CC Sweeting,
he is disturbed by the nega-
tive news reports of that
school’s students being
involved in fights and con-
frontations, noting that good
citizenship means getting a
good education and having
manners and respect.

Mr Collie said, “You live in
a generation where you beat
your chest; you use harsh
words; you see what is dis-
played on the television and
the video tapes and you
believe that is what is going
to get you across the threshold
into good citizenship.”

“TI come here to tell you that
you are wrong. That attitude is
going to get you in prison; it is
going to get you a criminal
record; it is going to stop you
from getting a career or a
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Minister warns students of threat to Bahamas’ ecosystem

“Students
your age in
South America,
Africa and
certain parts of
Asia do not
have the
privilege of
getting a
secondary
education free
of charge
preparing
them for
citizenship
after they leave
school.”



Sidney Collie

Mr Collie explained that
good citizenship also involves
students preparing themselves
to take over the responsibility
of leading the country.

He told them not to waste
the money of their parents or
the government, or the time
and resources of their teach-
ers.

He also said students should
take advantage of the privi-
lege of attending school free
of charge and stay out of trou-
ble.

“Students your age in South

_America, Africa and certain. ‘‘

parts of Asia do not have the
privilege of getting’ a sec-
ondary education free of
charge preparing them for cit-
izenship after they leave

~ school.”

. While he told:the male stu-
dents to stay out of Her
Majesty’s Prison, he also had a
special message for the female -
students.

“Young ladies Beep your
honour, save yourself and get
ready for womanhood after
you get an education.

“Do not listen to the sweet
talk; it cannot get you any-
where but trouble.”

Mr. Collie said he and offi-
cials from the various depart-
ments in his ministry will con-
tinue visiting schools for the

-month of March.

The ministry will also open
an exhibition of its various
departments on Monday,
March 10, in the foyer of the
Post Office on East Hill
Street.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 13





Top business brains
under the spotlight

Wealth management show to highlight contributions to community

THE contributions of lead-
ing businesspersons and entre-
preneurs who have positively
impacted the local Bahamian
community will be highlighted
during a new and lively wealth
- management and business
show called ‘Visionaries.’

The 15-minute pre-recorded
television programme will be
produced by Visionaire Mar-
keting public relations and
marketing firm in conjunction
with Down Home Entertain-
ment Film and Video Promo-
tions which has been con-
tracted as the show’s editor.

Visionaries will begin airing
this evening, Thursday March
6 at 8.30pm on ZNS TV-13.
The monthly show will air the
first Thursday of each month
and will be re-broadcast at
various periods throughout
the month.

This first episode of Vision-
aries pays tribute to veteran
female hotelier, Netica R
Symonette, owner of Casuar-
inas on Cable Beach and Dif-
ferent of Abaco in Abaco as
well as Burton Wallace, the
proprietor of Movi Produc-
tions who was recently named
Entrepreneur of the Year by
the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce.

Anastasia Stubbs, founder
of Visionaire Marketing and
executive producer of the
show said, “The show’s objec-
tive is to highlight the achieve-
ments and dreams of vision-
ary business leaders and entre-
preneurs who have con-
tributed to the overall devel-
opment of the local Bahamian
community, whether it is
through fostering job creation
or the building of a solid foun-

dation for younger Bahamian. .

businesspersons to build
upon.”
Ms Stubbs who has more

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“At the same time the show
will zero in on various busi-
ness trends and news in the
world of business occurring in
and around the Bahamas.”

Stubbs said the show will
cover a wide spectrum of
industries from retail, con-
struction, tourism, banking
and finance.

Charles Kemp, chief exec-

utive officer of Down Home
Entertainment and editor of
Visionaries, who has conduct-
ed extensive work in video
productions both locally and
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month promises to feature an
exciting line up of busi-
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ture dynamic businesspersons

like Scott Farrington of Sun.
Chris-’

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Tsavoussis of Wendy’s
Restaurants, Gershan Major
of Mail Boxes Etc and Keith
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Ms Stubbs obtained an asso-
ciates degree in journalism
and mass communications
from the College of the
Bahamas in 1995 while on
scholarships from Imperial
Life and the Bahamas First
Insurance Company.

She has also benefitted from
scholarships from the
Caribbean Hotel Association
and the Bahamas Supermar-
kets Foundation. She is cur-
rently pursuing studies in hos-
pitality and tourism at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas.

Employed with Kerzner
International since 2000, Ms
Stubbs assists with the resort
company’s local public rela-
tions initiatives for its proper-
ties on Paradise Island.

She also serves as a contrib-
utor to the company’s inter-

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Anastasia has received
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and was nominated as Kerzn-
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employees.

Ms Stubbs founded Vision-
aire Marketing in 2004. She
thanked her God and family
especially her adopted parents
Victoria and Huedley Moss,
and ‘Earthly Johnson.

Ms Stubbs also thanked her
extended family at Kerzner
International, especially San-
dra Eneas, J Barrie Farring-
ton, Ed Fields as well as Rus-
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Bahamas Hotel Association.









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of an 86-year-old Kenyan vil-
lager, reports the Associated
Press.

A frown replaces the dimpled
beam of Sarah Hussein Obama,
grandmother of U.S. senator
Barack Obama, when asked on
Wednesday about recent
attacks on her grandson that
include the spreading of rumors
that he is secretly a Muslim and
the repeated use of his middle
name _ Hussein _ by a radio
host at rally of the Republican
presidential candidate.

''Untruths are told that don't
have anything to do with what
Barack is about," she said in
the local Luo language, her gray
hair smoothed neatly under a
headwrap. ''I am very against
it."

Obama and fellow senator
Hillary Clinton are close in the
race for the Democratic presi-
dential nomination after results
from races on Tuesday. Clin-
ton, who was trailing Obama,
won the crucial states of Texas
and Ohio and won big.in Rhode
Island. Obama's thin lead nar-
rowed further after he only
picked up Vermont.

In recent weeks, two Clinton
volunteers in the state of Iowa
resigned after forwarding false
e-mails falsely saying he was a
Muslim and a threat to national
security. Matt Drudge, who
publishes the political blog the
Drudge Report, said that he
was e-mailed a widely circulated
picture of Obama in a turban
and robe by the Clinton cam-
paign.

"Bringing such pictures that
are trying to imply that not only
is he a foreigner, he is a Muslim
is wrong, because that is not
what he i is," Ms ‘spolded Sarah OO
ma.



THE TRIBUNE

Riccardo Gangale/AP Photo

SARAH OBAMA, 86, grandmother of US Sei Barack Obama sits near
a drawing of an American flag, in the courtyard of a school named after
her grandson in her home town of Kolengo, western Kenya.

The photo was taken when
he was presented with the outfit
while on a visit to his late
father's native Kenya, where
many of the family still live.
Clinton campaign officials have
said they did not condone any
such dirty tricks.

Obama's grandfather had
converted to Islam from Roman
Catholicism and taken the name
Hussein, Sarah Obama said, but
his children had inherited only
the name, not the religion. Each
person should be able to choose
how they worshipped, she said.

"In the world of today, chil-
dren have different religions
from their parents,'' she said.
She, too, is a Christian.

Barack Obama has visited his
Kenyan relatives three times in
Kogelo, and his grandmother
has gone to the U.S. twice. She
says they are close, although
they have to speak through an
interpreter.

Sarah Obama was the second

wife of the candidate's: late
grandfather, so is not his bio-



logical grandmother. But
Barack Obama's half sister,
Auma Obama, said: ''By our
definition, in our culture, she is
his grandmother,’ she said.

The intense interest generat-
ed by the race for the Democ-
ratic nomination _ between two
candidates who would either be
the first female or the first black
president _ has thrust Obama's
Kenyan family into the spot-
light. Four wheel drive vehicles
packed with journalists bounce
over the rutted red roads, and
students at the local high school
named after him don't even
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on Tuesday night to. watch the
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the $2.6 billion Cable Beach
development, despite the Prime
Minister openly expressing
scepticism over whether the
developers had the required
capital and would be able to.
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Leading debate on a resolu-
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Despite meeting with Baha
Mar’s bankers, a senior execu-
tive from Harrah’s Entertain-
ment, their joint venture partner
with a 43 per cent stake in the
project, and, The Tribune
understands, Dikran Izmirlian
himself, the Prime Minister said:
“Today I am still not satisfied
that Baha Mar has the money to
undertake the project. But Iam
satisfied that if Harrah’s carries
out what it says it will do, they
have the means to undertake
the project — but they have no
legally binding commitment to
The Bahamas. All of their
agreements are with Baha

~Mar.”

The Prime Minister’ s com-
ments seem directed more

SEE page 13B

Grand Bahama casino
cuts its losses in half

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ISLE of Capri’s Grand

Bahama-based casino saw its.

net operating loss for the quar-
ter to January 27, 2008, drop by
52 per cent to $169,000, com-
pared to $349,000 the year
before, in keeping with more
positive trends for the current
fiscal year.

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government has
decided not to move forward
with listing its public sector
debt securities on the
Bahamas International Secu-
rities Exchange (BISX) “for
now”, the minister of state for
finance said yesterday, an IMF
consultants’ report having
identified several “challenges”
to be overcome.

Zhivargo Laing, speaking to
- The Tribune during yester-

day’s CARICOM Council for

Minister says government wants
‘certainty’ in government securities
market, as IMF report raises issues

Trade and Economic Devel-
opment (COTED) meeting,
said the Government had
decided to present the report
to both BISX and the Central
Bank of the Bahamas to
appraise them of the issues
raised and give them a chance
to address them.

“We have decided not to go
forward with that at this time.

At this point, there are some
things that have to be
addressed,” Mr Laing said
when asked about whether the
Government was moving to
list its public sector debt
instruments, such as govern-
ment-registered stock and

' Treasury Bills, on BISX.’

Although unable to give
specifics on the issues identi-

sector debt’s BISX listing

fied by the IMF in its consul-
tancy document, as he did not
have it before him, Mr Laing
said the report had identified
both technical and operational
concerns.

“We’re not doing it now,
period,” Mr Laing said.

“There has been no decision.

to move forward with it at this
point. There was a report pre-
pared by the IMF which iden-
tified some of the challenges
to doing this.

“I think the biggest thing is
that there has to be an oper-
ating environment on the part





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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

US EMBASSY officials yesterday said they “expect a couple” of

franchise agreements to be signed between American companies and :

Bahamian entrepreneurs as a result of the recent Franchise Expo.

Anne-Marie Bain, an economic/commercial assistant with the US
Embassy in Nassau, told The Tribune that while no franchise agree- :
ments between any US exhibitors and Bahamian companies had been;

concluded yet, “we are expecting a couple”.

ties involved until the actual contract is signed. We are expecting, :

and have a couple, on the drawing board.”

Ms Bain said the second day of the Expo was booked solid for one- ;
on-one appointments between US franchise exhibitors and potential

Bahamian franchisees.
“J was a’ bit surprised. It went very ell and we had a number of

good prospects,” Ms Bain said. “It appears all the franchisees report- ;

ed having interest from Bahamian individuals and companies.

“When I called and spoke to the exhibitors on Wednesday, one of the ;

companies said they had two companies apply for the same franchise.
It’s going'to be difficult to determine who géts it.”
Philip Simon, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s executive

director, told The Tribune yesteraey thatthe’ egahisation had been :

SEE page 11B

She added: “These things take a while, so we can’t disclose the par- | public works construction bids, were

Vented ‘not getting

response’ it wanted to
tendering reforms

: Mi By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Ministry of Works has not yet
? received “the kind of response” it had
? hoped for when it reformed the way

: handled to make the process more:
: transparent, The Tribune was told yes-
i terday.

Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of works
: and transport, told The Tribune that
: since the Ingraham administration
> came to office, it had split public works ss ‘<
: construction contracts into three cate-
: gories.
With the Ministry developing ‘pools’ -
duph contractorseclassifying them_into s specific categories, based on their
: capabilities, Dr Deveaux said that for the smaller contracts - valued at
i $50, 000 and under - the work was being shared among contractors who

SEE page 11B

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Isle of Capri’s Our Lucaya

operating loss fall to
$169,000 from $349,000,
with year-to-date loss less
than one third of 2007’s

the Isle-Lucaya casino, which it

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UNDER Section 3(1) (d) of
the Registration of Business
Names Act 1989, “every corpo-
ration having a place of business
in the Bahamas, and carrying on
business in the Bahamas under a
business name which does not

’* consist of the corporate name

without any addition, shall be

. registered in the manner directed

by this Act”.

An application form for the
registration of a corporation
must be completed for the com-
pany that will use the name and
style of business name other than
its corporate name.

The registration fee for the fil-
ing of a statement of particulars

. is $50 annually, and the registra-
tion fee for the filing of addi-
tional particulars is $5. Once the
relevant forms have been com-
pleted and the filing fees paid to
the Registrar General, a Certifi-
cate of Registration will be
issued by the Registrar as docu-
mentary evidence of registration
of the company’s business name.

Section 12(2) of the Act
requires that the certificate or a
certified copy of the certificate
be exhibited in a conspicuous
position in the principal place of
business for the corporation.
Failure to comply with this pro-
vision will result in liability on
summary conviction to a fine of
$1,000. The particulars under the
Act must be submitted within 14
days after the date of change of
the name, as stipulated in Sec-
tion 7 of the Act.

Legal responsibility of
a Bahamian subsidiary
company for registration
A subsidiary having a place or
carrying on business in the
Bahamas, on behalf of a parent
company situated elsewhere in
the world, would be responsible
for the registration of the busi-
ness names of any of its compa-
nies that are organised and exist-
ing under the laws of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas, and
are under its administration and
maintenance.
The penalties fot non-compli-
ance with the Act would be
incurred by the.entity or sub-
‘sidiaty responsible. for such rég-
istration in this jurisdiction...

Under Bahamian company
Jaw, which is premised on Eng-



The Salomon Principle _

(Da ie



lish Common Law, a parent com-
pany, while the owner of whole
or part of the share capital of a
subsidiary, is not regarded as the
owner of the assets of the sub-
sidiary, in the absence of an
express agency or trust relation-
ship.

It should also be emphasised
that the parent company and
other companies in the group of
companies are not liable for the
debts or liabilities incurred by
the relevant subsidiary compa-

ny (unless they have guaranteed -

such debts).

As a corollary to this legal
principle, Bahamian law does not
impose on the directors of a par-
ent company a duty to protect
the interests of its subsidiaries
when the subsidiaries have inde-
pendent boards of directors.

These company law principles
have been founded on the con-
cept of separate legal personali-
ty, which was established by the
English House of Lords, in the
case of Salomon v. A Salomon&
Co. Ltd. [1897] AC 22, HL.

In most cases involving parent
companies and their subsidiaries,
the Salomon principle has been
applied by the courts, particu-
larly in instances where there is
no unity of interest and owner-
ship, and in instances where the
concept of separate legal per-
sonality is not being used to
defeat public convenience, jus-
tify wrongdoing, protect fraud,
or defend crime.

In circumstances where the
use or application of the concept
of separate legal personality
would (or does) create an injus-
tice or facilitates an improper
purpose - such as a fraud ora
crime - the court will “pierce the
corporate veil of the company”

.to determine the appropriate

decision/action to be taken,
based upon the facts.
With regard to such principles

“and the existing’ laws of the
-.. Bahamas, it can be argued that
the legal responsibility for com-

pliance, in relation to the regis-
tration of business names (and
any liabilities for non-compli-

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ance), is that of the subsidiary
company having a place, carrying
on business, and being organised
and registered in the Bahamas.

With regard to business car-
ried out by Bahamian sub-
sidiaries and their adherence to
any and all laws in the Bahamas,
particularly the registration of
business name in this instance,
it should be noted that any lia-
bility incurred by such compa-
nies, which may result from the
illegal conduct of their business
or their lack of compliance with
the laws in this jurisdiction,
would be limited to the Bahami-
an subsidiary.

Such liability would not, in any
way, be the legal responsibility of
the parent company, provided
there are no exceptional circum-
stances where the concept of sep-
arate legal personality would not
be applicable by a court:of law in
this jurisdiction.

This is an important concept to
reiterate to Bahamian sub-
sidiaries, who may operate under
the assumption and misconcep-
tion that they are protected from
legal liability in this jurisdiction
by the relationship to their for-
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As. a result, they mistakenly
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applicable to their business, par-
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‘proper registration of any and

all business rames that may be
used in the conduct of their busi-
ness in the Bahamas.

© 2008. ivrone L. E. Fiizger-
ald. All rights reserved.

NB: The information con-
tained ia this article dues not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons read-
ing this article and/or column,
generally, are encouraged to seek
the relevani legal advice and
assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented.

Tyrone L. &. Fitzgerald is an
attorney with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have any
comments oo this article, you

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

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

| (702) Lot#20 with residential prop-

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

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

(806) Lot#13, Block#4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312 New

. Providence bounded northwardly

by a canal or waterway of the said
Subdivision known as Flamingo
waterway and running 102.004 ft
eastwardly by lot #14 and 146.145
ft southwardly by a reservation for
a private road. Appraised value
$530,000.

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

(304) Lot#2, Block#8, Steward

Rd, Coral Heights East Sub- -
division situated in Western

District of New Providence -approx

size 8,800 sq ft with a split level

containing 2 bed, 2 bath, living,

dining & family rooms, kitchen

and utility room. Approx size of

building 2,658 sqft. Appraised

value: $322,752.

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

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

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

VACANT PROPERTIES

~ (565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleu-







thera Island Shores, Seaside Drive
Section B, Block #15, Eleuthera,
Bahamas. 9,691 sqft. Appraised
value $27,619.92.

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

(80U) Vacant property located
Bahamia South. Block 16 lot 9A,
Freeport, Grand Bahama consist-

, ing of 24,829.20sqft. Appraised value
| $52,000

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

(701) Undeveloped lot #149. Sea-

| fan Lane, Lucayan Beach Subdivi-

sion. Grand Bahama, 18750 sqft.
Appraised value: TBA

(402) Lot 89, Block 7 Aberdeen Drive,
Bahamia West Replat Subdivision,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, consist-

COMMERCIAL

BANKING CENTRE

Tel: 242-356-8568

(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles _
(805) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(806) Mrs Lois Hollis

(807) Mr. Lester Cox

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

Tel: 242-322-4426/9

or 242-302-3800

(201) Ms. Nicola Walker
(202) Mr. Frank Dean

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

Tel: 242-377-7179

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

Tel: 242-332-2856/8

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

(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda

erty located Skyline Heights, N.P.
Appraised value $280,000.

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

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

(902) Lot (8,000 sqft situated
Sand’s Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex (con-

| crete structure — belt course 2,529.6

sqft). Appraised value $49,414.

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

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

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

(701) Lot of land being #11
in Block#10 on a plan of
allotments laid out by Village
Estates Limited and filed in
the Dept of Land & Surveys
as #142 N.P and situated in the
Eastern District of New Provi-
dence. Property contains 3 bed,
2 bath residence. Appraised
value $165,000.

(565) Lot#1018 in Golden Gates
Estates. #2 Sub situated in the
Southwestern District of the island

of New Providence containing:aâ„¢

single storey private residence
3 bed, 2 bath. Property approx
size 6,000 sq ft. Building approx
size 2,400 sq ft. Appraised value
$173,176.

ing of 12,100 sqft. Appraised value
$51,000.

(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Baha-
mia. Section 1X Freeport, Grand

Bahama 90 ft wide along Stratford

Way and 150 ft along Stratford Court.
Appraised value $26,000.

(723) Vacant lot #20 comprising a
portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment #72 situated in Murphy
Town, Abaco Bahamas.
Appraised value $18,000.

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

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

(902) Vacant Lots #’s 5 &6 in Block3
of Club Estates Subdivision located

OFFICERS

ANDROS TOWN

Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Mrs. Rose Bethel

NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-8700

(701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunders

(702) Ms. Cherelle
Martinborough

JFK DRIVE BRANCH

Tel: 242-325-4711]

(401) Mr. James Strachan

(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert

PRINCE CHARLES

SHOPPING CENTRE

Tel: 242-393-7505/8

(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd

(505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH

Tel: 242-327-6077

(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts

MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO

Tel: 242-367-2420

(908) Mr. Antonio Eyma

(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier

(910) Mrs. Vanessa Scott

BIMINI BRANCH

Tel: 242-347-3031

(105) Mr. Kermit Curry

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(902) Lot ofland containing res- |
idence in North Palmetto Poi
Eleuthera. Appraised valiic: |

(902) Lot of land containi:
storey 7 bed/2 bath single |
ily residence (2,234squarci
located of Queens [ighway
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera. Appra
value $77,000.

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

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

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

(902) Lot #17 Block 7 in section “
of Eleuthera Island Shores Subdi-
vision Northwest of Hatche! Bay
containing a3 bed/2 bath house.
Appraised value $99,000.00

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

(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom
2bath concrete structure located
Triana Shores Harbour -Island, |
Eleuthera. Property size 80° « 1.20)
x80’ 120 feet . Appraised valued a
$ 332,735.

(908) Lot# 52 Crown Allotments
located Murphy Town, Abaco. (0n-
taining a one storey house wit!‘
bed/2 bath - Concrete Block Stu:
ture - EMV $200,000.

(908) Lot# 23 located in the Subdi-
vision of Spring City, Abaco. Con-
taining a one storey house with 2
bed/1 bath —-Wooden Structure
EMV $60,000.00






(909) Lot# 22 with (5000 s«

Crown Allotments located Dur



das Town, Abaco Containing ;
one storey house with 3 beu/
bath — Wooden Structure — EM!
$50,000.





North of Rock Sound Eleui);
rising of 1.48 acres. Appr:
55,000.

(902) Vacant lot of land

in South Palmetto Point Uleuth
measuring 97x127x82x121.
Appraised value $38,000.0

(909) Vacant residential Lot! 22D

ortion of Lot# 22 Crown Allo: S|
ocated Dundas Town, Abaco.-
E.M.V.$18,000.00



| (909) Vacant residential Lat’ 63 !

(7800 sq. Ft.) Crown Allotments |
located Murphy Town, Alo:
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St Georges opposed to Hayward/
Fleming deal until court end

m@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE late Edward St George’s
estate remains opposed to Flem-
ing & Family Partners acquiring
the other 50 per cent interest in
the Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity (GBPA) owned by the Hay-
ward family trusts until all liti-
gation is resolved, the estate’s
attorney told The Tribune yes-
terday.

Fred Smith, a partner in the
Callender’s & Co law firm, in his
initial submissions to the
Supreme Court for a reinstate-
ment of the injunction prevent-
ing Seashells Investments, the
company controlled by the Hay-
ward family trust’s trustees, from
selling its 50 per cent stake,
argued that Fleming was fund-
ing the trust’s legal battle against
his client and “directing it
through powers of attorney”.

He argued that before allow-
ing the Hayward trust’s trustees
to sell the 50 per cent GBPA
stake they controlled, the
Supreme Court should at least
allow the St George estate to
“investigate the precise role of
the Fleming Group amongst the
Hayward defendants”.

Prior to going into court, Mr
Smith alleged that Fleming’s sup-
posed ‘behind-the-scenes’ role
in the litigation was intended to
squeeze the St George estate and
“force us to sell our shares to
them”.

“As far as we are concerned,
the acquisition [of the Hayward
shares] by Fleming and the way it
is being done is further oppres-
sion of the estate, and is why we
are asking the court to stop it,”
Mr Smith told The Tribune.

In his submissions supporting
the estate’s contention that the
injunction blocking the Hayward
share sale be reinstated, Mr
Smith seized on a a February 21,
2008, letter from Charles Mack-
ay, Sir Jack Hayward’s attorney,
which was a reply to the St
George estate’s ‘open offer’ to
the Hayward family trusts, their
trustecs and all the defendants
to settle the deeply damaging
legal batter over the GBPA’s
ownership.

In it, Mr Mackay wrote that
Sir Jack had offered to use his
influence with key companies in
tue GBPA structure and per-
suade them to drop litigation

over his claim to 75 per cent
ownership, provided that the late
Edward St George’s estate
agrees to sell its shares to Flem-
ing.

Mr Mackay said in his letter:
“Our client would, however,
press the companies of which he
is a director to compromise [the
ownership action] (and all
appeals therefrom) if your clients
agree to sell their shareholding to
Fleming Family & Partners.

“Our client, as director, feels
that this is the best option for
the companies and Freeport
going forward; investment, and
not the paying out of dividends,
is what Freeport needs at this
time.”

Alleging that this proved the

‘St George estate’s contention

about Fleming’s involvement, Mr
Smith alleged: “Were the sale of
the Hayward shares to the Flem-
ing Group to be permitted, the
oppression of which the plain-
tiffs complain would simply con-
tinue and intensify.

“In circumstances where the
plaintiffs have indicated a will-
ingness to co-operate in equal
participation in the companies,
and where this offer has been
thrown back in the plaintiffs’
faces, the court should ensure
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the oppression by permitting a
sale to the persons who (the
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oppression.

“Tn light of the Hayward letter
it is submitted that at the very
least, before permitting the sale
of the shares, the court should
allow the plaintiffs properly to
investigate the precise role of the
Fleming Group amongst the
Hayward defendants, and should
hear the plaintiffs’ application
for specific discovery of the
material setting out that role
before the injunction is dis-
charged.”

Mr Smith alleged that neither
Fleming nor the Hayward family
trusts would be prejudiced by
such a development, as the for-
mer’s purchase of the 50 per cent
stake would need government
approval - something that was
“likely to take some time”.

“Until such approval is
obtained the transaction cannot
be executed. There would, in
these circumstances, be no prej-
udice to continuing the injunc-
tion for such period until gov-
ernment approval is obtained, at
which point the question of
whether or not the injunction
should be further continued can
be re-visited,” Mr Smith argued.

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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 an the subject property is a
structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex apariment comprising
of approximately 1,641 sq, ft of enclosed living space which includes two 2-
bedrooms, {-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
Syr old one bedroam 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
t 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 Sth on the left side. Painted green trim white.





Lot No. 1058 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

All that: tot 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. Ldcated on this praperty
is a structure comprising of an approximately 10 yr old single family residence
consisting of approximately 1,205 sq, ft of enciosed living space with 3-
bedrooms with closets, 2-bathroam, linen closet, living, dining rooms, kitchen
and covered front porch. the land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility

of flooding. the grounds are fairly kept.

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

Cable Beach
All that lot of fand situated in the western district of the island of New Providence,
known as Towers of Cable Beach, is a freehaid condominium complex. Apartment
204 is situated on the 2nd fioor of the southern block in the mid-section of the dutiding.
And consist of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living-dining room, kitchen and porch.
The residence is approximately over 40yrs old and, consisting of approximately
615 sq, ft, of living space. Amenities includes swimming pool, security, beach, parking,
laundry, and landscape gardens. 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.
Appraisal: $225,500.00

| Traveling west on west bay street after passing the Crystal Palace Casino. Go pass 2 roundabouts and pass the city market food
| store and proceed around the next roundabout and head back east. The subject property is on the left side of the street just opposite
| the City Market food store painted pink trimmed white.

Sir Lynden Pindling Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being lot 2525/6 of the subdivision
known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, the said subdivision is situated in the southeastern
district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of an approximately
4 yrs old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of enclosed
living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility
room. 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 a walkway. The yard is enclosed

with chain linked fencing. :
Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading
H north from the roundabout, take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
| take the ist corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the Sth house on the left.

Westward Villas

All that lot of land having an area of 7,600 sq ft, being lot 56 of the subdivision known
as Westward Villas, the said subdivision is situated in the western district of new
providence bahamas, This property is comprised of an approximately 42yrs old single
family residence consisting of approximately 1.375 sq. ft of enclosed iiving space.
The residence comprises 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, fiving/dining room, family
room, kitchen and laundry roam, ventilation is supplied by central
air-conditioning and ceiling fans. the janid 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 yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing and is overgrown
with various trees and shrubs.

| Appraisal: $250,188.00 .

| Travelling west on West Bay Street to the roundabout at Prospect Ridge Drive, take the first carner on the right, and the subject property

| will be the 2nd on the ieft side, white trimmed white [behind many trees]

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
| All that fot of fand 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 singie or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve
| weil as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains /argely in its original state. It is covered with low brush
| and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yeliaw Pine indigenaus to the area. The property is wel!
| 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 jand of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

# Ail 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
| muiti family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation fevel 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

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

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

Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00

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THE CORINNA NEELY branch won the Branch of the Year Award for 2007, which was presented by Tristar president, Harold Antor. Members of the
branch, from L to R, include Rochelle Braynen, Fernella Finlayson, Kenris Rolle, Corinna Neely (branch manager), Monique Beckles (rookie of the year),
Harold Antor, Stacey Fernander, Alma McDonald and Audrey Pinder.

Tristar triples agency
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Brokers staff gathered at San-
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tives at its annual awards cere-

mony.

Harold Antor, Tristar’s pres-»..
ident, said the company in 2007»

made significant strides in key °
performance areas, resulting in
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“With these two years now
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The Tristar executive team
includes Harold Antor, Dwayne
Pearce and Corina Neely.

Montgomery Braithwaite,
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of Tristar on its second anniver-
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is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship,
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to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
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and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 7B

aA SAS AGL ICDS NETS RN ARE ICN IE SEED SY BEE OE OTT

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VACANT PROPERTY

Lot #14721 comprising 10,000 sq.ft. in area with
83 frontage on Zinnia Road and 120 feet on
Eastward Drive j in Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean
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

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

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Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE

The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789
sq. ft) seventeen thousand
seven hundred and eighty x
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, ahve “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.

Appraisal: $245,827.00

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.
Located on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

LOT No. 20, BLOCK 4, UNIT 3

a rectangle shape.

Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION

Appraisal: $718,000.00



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feet of living space.





beauty parlour (an additional 480 square feet).

FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $38,000.00) —

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













EXUMA

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

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










Appraisal: $170,000.00 |

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CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129&130 |.
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appra isal: $673,075.00

The subject property is located on
Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet
Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of
living accommodations, inclusive |
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with
laundry and utility spaces and a
two bedroom one. bath gues
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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ELEUTHERA. Appraisal: $134,822.00

NORTH PALMETTO POINT

Al that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated to the West of
the Settlement of North Palmetto Paint,
on the Island of Eleuthera. The total
area is approximately 8,118 square
feet. Situated on the property is a 26-
year-old building, comprising
approximately 1,263 square feet of
enclosed living space and a basement
area of 144 square feet. Three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living ream,
dining room, kitchen, utility room, and




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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 Z
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



front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch 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
Il, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property

consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming
pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
: Appraisal: $753,570.00

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



(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in
the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being
No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising
of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area
of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% -
completed. The property is well landscaped with crab
grass, fiascos and some fruit trees:
Appraisal: $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,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
i kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white. ; ;



MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES



enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, . :

' is a single structure comprising of a single family residence _ |











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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
# was built in accordance with the.plan and specification as

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

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00







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

block wall to the front.

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

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

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

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



HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
* in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,

and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated .

approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses

a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two

bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.

the home however js 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 MEADOWS a
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being
lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the
said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single
‘family residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building is a two storey house.
414] Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms,
ae HR Kix. s3x S-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front
a Hh IMMER ELLE | PEREAL room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast
SMEG GRGSEEU CIR) «EEE nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted
pica : my 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, turn right onto Meadows
Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.



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

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

VACANT PROPERTIES

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

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

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach
- Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00

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. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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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 Wesiern District of.
New Providence. The property is irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor’s Cay on the Southern Side of the road.















No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00 |




Ali that lot of land having an
area of 306000 square feet,
-bbing lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
© Situate in the Western District
_on the island of New
Providence.

Lecated oan the

property is a newly
SE Soe eo constructed single story
feet of living space with a three Car Garagestructure comprising 6,000
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bec'rooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take

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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
as multi family residential. Located on
the subject property is a cluster of (3
buildings comprising a completed unit
at the front of the property, a middle
section consisting two town houses
about 80% completed and designated wah
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
re Sas -+. The subject property

'. consisting of 8,400

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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
735 square feet. The






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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SEABREEZE Appraisal $638,676.00

Executive styled house which has
been converted inte 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 suite and master bath,
consisting of a large Jacuzzi, i ee er

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 bedroam.

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

FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00











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Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Court, Bahamian North



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Appraisal: $116,190.00 |.

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.

Unit 2, Block 10, Lot 16.
GREENING GLADE Appraisal: $30,000.00

A 14,910 square feet single family residential vacant land. The lot
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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 ai sixteen-year-old _
single family residence |
comprising four bedrooms, two |
bathrooms, living, dining,
‘storage, utility and laundry
rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and dén. The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.

Appraisal: $254,355.00 |



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LOT 29 IMPERIAL PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $185.000.00 |

The size of the property |
is 90x100 or 9,000 sq. _
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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 room 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 and 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 kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.

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FROM page one

were chosen from the pool sys-
tem.

By using this system, he
explained, the Ministry of Works
was able to rotate the contractors
it hired and ensure no one or

’ small group of companies gained
the majority of the work. In addi-
tion, they were able to assign con-
tracts according to contractor
ability.

For contracts valued between
$50,000 and $250,000, Dr
Deveaux said the Ministry of
Works was employing a system
of selective tendering, whereby it
identified between seven to 10
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was no disruption to the pub-
lic sector debt securities mar-
ket - upon which it relies heav-
ily to raise debt financing -
when the transition to BISX
took place, with an orderly
market maintained.
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important part of the formal
capital market of this coun-
try,” Mr Laing said yesterday.
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sents an excellent business model, not only for get-
ting into business but also for qâ„¢panding a busi-

“T.see no reason why Twin Brothers i is not in‘air-
ports all over the world, serving Bahamian food

Franchise opportunities were not just restricted to
the food sector, Mr Simon said, adding: “We’re
already pretty good in the services provision area,
and have company models that can be duplicated.”

Franchising is a business model that has become
increasingly popular in the Bahamas, entrepreneurs
and Bahamian companies believing that a recog-

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 11B

pool and invited them to bid ina
competitive process.

The third and final category
involved the major public works
contracts, Dr Deveaux said, which
were advertised in the newspa-
pers to all contractors in a public

’ tendering.

The minister described the sys-
tem as “a work in progress”.

He added: “We did not get the
kind of response for the selective
tendering or the public tendering
that I’d hoped for.”

With the selective tendering,
Dr Deveaux said the Ministry had
experienced situations where,
despite inviting 10 companies to
bid, only five were ultimately
received and “not all of them are



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Ministry ‘not getting response’

it wanted to tendering reforms

adequate”.

On the public tendering, the
minister said the process was
complicated by requests from
potential bidders for more time
and extra documents, something
that increased costs and caused
delays.

Dr Deveaux pointed out that
public tendering was “somewhat
costly to do”, as each tender doc-
ument cost between $50 to $200
to produce depending on the size
of the document and complexity
of the bid.

“It’s a challenge. We are cer-
tainly going to stick by it, because
it’s the only fair way to do it,” Dr
Deveaux said of the Ministry’s
tendering processes.

‘A couple’ of franchise

tions.

the exhibition.

‘Challenges’

“What happens in relation
to the listing of government
debt securities has to be good
for BISX and good for the
Government, and until cer-
tainty is there, we will retain
the status quo.”

Mr Laing’s comments are
likely to disappoint both BISX
and a number of capital mar-

‘ket particip ints and observers.

Listing the Government
debt securities market on
BISX is viewed as critical to
giving the exchange critical
mass, and generating the trad-
ing activity volume and rev-
enues required to ensure its
survival.

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Still, it is not a cakewalk, and Bahamian fran-

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Mr Simon said the Chamber of Commerce, along
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stock issues are thought to
total just shy of $2 billion in
value, and their listing on
BISX would broaden and
deepen the capital markets,
giving Bahamian investors
greater options and accessi-
bility to these instruments.
Their listing on the exchange
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Keith Davies, BISX’« chief
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FROM page one

towards the $400 million in equi-
ty that Mr Izmirlian and his son,
Sarkis, had committed to invest-
ing in the Cable Beach redevel-
opment when they signed the
project’s original Heads of Agree-
ment with the former government
in April 2005.

When contacted by The Tri-
bune about the Prime Minister’s
comments, Robert Sands, Baha
Mar’s senior vice-president for
administrative and public affairs,
said they were still studying the
remarks.

He added: “Financing is not an
issue for us.” Mr Sands said Baha
Mar would give a more detailed
response after analysing the
Prime Minister’s comments, but
none was forthcoming before
press time last night.

Meanwhile, Mr Ingraham said
the Christie government had been
concerned about Baha Mar’s abil-
ity to finance its project, tabling a
February 20, 2007, letter sent to
Sarkis Izmirlian by Sir Baltron
Bethel, chairman of the Govern-
ment’s negotiating committee for
the project.

The letter noted that on Feb-
tuary 8, 2007, the Government
had notified Baha Mar that the
conditions precedent - or under-
takings - it had said it would per-
form by October 6, 2006, had not
been met.

These conditions included pro-
viding evidence that $400 million
had been contributed from Baha
Mar’s own resources; that financ-
ing for what was then a $1 billion
project was in place; commit-
ments from leading hotel and
casino operators were in place;
and detailed plans and specifica-
tions were delivered to the Gov-
ernment, along with a project
start date.

Baha Mar disputed the Gov-
ernment’s view that it had not
met these undertakings in a letter
issued the same day, and the
developer and government nego-
tiators met on’February 13, 14,
15 and 19 in a bid to resolve the
issues and work on the supple-
mental Heads of Agreement.

Mr Ingraham yesterday sug-
gested that Baha Mar “continues
to move the goal posts” for the
Cable Beach project, and ques-
tioned why his predecessor had
entered talks on a new deal with
the developers when they had not
met the terms of the initial Heads
of Agreement.

“After Baha Mar had failed to
honour the deal, it came back and
said it wanted additional casino
tax concessions to the tune of an
additional $82 million. Addition-
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tax concessions over a three-year
period amounting to $32.9 mil-
lion,” the Prime Minister said.

“It asked the Government to
spend in an additional eight years
of cooperative marketing, $96
million to the Bahamian taxpay-
ers. It also asked for an increase
in the re-launch of the coopera-
tive marketing from $20 million
to $40 million.

“Baha Mar wanted the Gov-
ernment’s commitment for infra-
structure for building the new
road to increase from $45 million
to $50 million (another $4.7 mil-
lion) and another $20 million for
a Sky Tunnel at Skyline Drive.

“Tn total, Baha Mar came back
and asked the government for
$255.6 million in cash in order for
them to carry out its $2.6 billion
project.”

He added that Parliament
would only authorise the Gov-
ernment to transfer the Treasury
land, which: includes the Cable
Beach Police and Fire Station,
the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Cen-
tre, a portion of West Bay Street,
and a portion of the Cable Beach
median.

The resolution did not mean
the Government would transfer
the land, the Prime Minister said,
as this would depend on whether

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Baha Mar fulfilled ail its under-
takings by March 2009. If it did
not, there would be “no deal”.

“We expect that the bench-
marks which have been agreed
will be honoured. The first bench-
mark is March 18. That is not
going to be met and I would
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“But Iam not unduly con-
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casino cuts its
losses in half

FROM page 1B

operates at Grand Bahama’s
Our Lucaya resort, turned in a
relatively flat revenue perfor-
mance for its fiscal 2008 third
quarter, with net revenues
slightly ahead at $4.081 million
compared to $4.058 million the
year before.

For the first nine months of a
year that closed at end-April
2008, The Isle-Lucaya casino’s
net revenues are down on the

previous year’s figures, indicat-
ing that the improved financial
performance may have come
from cost and expense contain-
ment.

Total revenues for the first
three quarters of the current fis-
cal year were down some 6.8
per cent on the performance for
the year to end-April 2007,
standing at $10.79 million com-
pared to $11.579 million.

On the net operating income

$169,000 loss for the quarter to
January 27, 2008.

For the first nine months of
the current financial year, the
net operating loss produced by
the Grand Bahama-based casi-
no was less than one third of
the prior year’s red ink. —

The $1.125 million loss
incurred for the first nine
months to January 27, 2008,
paled into insignificance along-
side the $4.147 million loss suf-
fered the previous year.

side, Isle-Lucaya generated a

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 17B





Citizens bank

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leaves

his position

@ By ROSS KERBER
Globe Staff

c. 2007 The Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE — Citizens
Financial Group chief execu-
tive Stephen D Steinour plans
to step down, the company said
Monday, continuing a changing
of the guard at New England’s
second-largest bank.

current post just last year, said
he plans to leave by March 11.
He said he has “a great oppor-
tunity” that will allow him to
spend more time with his fami-
ly in the Philadelphia area.

In an interview here at Citi-

' zens’ main office tower Mon-

day, Alemany and Connolly
said the changes shouldn’t be
seen as a move away from its

on that.”

Alemany and Connolly face
many challenges at Citizens,
such as how to keep pace with
Bank of America, which it
trails in deposits in Massachu-
setts and Connecticut. (Citizens
has more deposits in smaller
states where they compete,

such as Rhode Island and New

Hampshire.)

end of 2007, down from 25,000
at the end of 2006.

Greater Providence Cham-
ber of Commerce president
Laurie White said she’s held a
series of meetings with Citizens
executives recently to under-
stand the changes and came
away reassured the bank’s big
Rhode Island technical opera-
tions seem central to its strate-

NOTICE TO
SHAREHOLDERS

The 54th Annual General
Meeting of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas
Limited (FINCO) will be
held on Thursday, 13th March,

2008 at 6:30pm in the
Governor’s Ball Room, British

The move puts more power traditional strength in retail e gy. 1 1
in the hands of Ellen Alemany, banking. Branding She compared Fish to anoth- Colonial Hilton Hotel 2
51, a former Citigroup execu- Its branches are “the core of er famous Rhode Island banker ;
tive who Citizens parent, Royal __ the Citizens franchise,” Ale- They also face branding who’s now left the scene, Ter- Numb er O ne B ay S treet,

Bank of Scotland, named as
head of its North American
operations last year.

Now she will take over the
additional job of chief execu-
tive of Citizens, while
Steinour’s job as president of
Citizens will go to James G
Connolly, 47, head of Citizens’
business banking unit.

Series

The changes cap a series of
reorganizations at Citizens
Financial, which has grown via
acquisitions into the country’s
ninth-largest bank, under the
leadership of Lawrence K Fish.
But Fish, 63, stepped back from
running the bank last year and
now is nonexecutive chairman
of the Royal’s American divi-
sion.

Meanwhile Steinour is the
latest of a group of Fish lieu-
tenants to depart or take on
different roles, leaving Ale-
many the chance to put her
own stamp on the company.

Steinour; 49, who took his



many said. Yet the company’s
growth, coupled with the Roy-
al’s recent acquisition of Dutch
financial giant ABN Amro,
gives it the chance and the capi-
tal to expand into new business
areas.

“The thing is, we’re now a
top 10 bank, and you can’t be a
top 10 bank without growing
the rest of the businesses in the
footprint” of Citizens’ service
territory, Alemany said, such as
commercial lending or credit
card operations.

While Citizens has taken reg-
ulatory steps recently that give
it more of a national profile,
Alemany said other aspects of
its local presence will continue,
such as the officers it maintains
in each state. Also, it plans to
add more supermarket branch-
es, Connolly said.

“We want to be clear, the
commercial market is an addi-
tive strategy, not an alternative
strategy,” said Connolly. “We
have a great retail franchise.
It’s that we now have an enor-
mous opportunity to piggyback

E. CLEMENT BETHEL NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
DANCE CATEGORIES

AUR TS eS Cy Eh

questions such as how to treat
the name Charter One still
used on a group of Midwestern
banks Citizens acquired in
2004, and whether to make
more references to the Royal’s
name or RBS initials when
marketing Citizens - an issue
that remains under study, the
executives said. (The Royal
bought Citizens in 1988.)

Citizens is coming off of a
mixed year, though it stands in
good shape relative to other
banks that have written off bil-
lions tied to bad housing loans.
Results for 2007 released last
week showed Citizens with an
operating profit of $2.6 billion,
down from $2.9 billion in 2006.
While total income from inter-
est and fees rose, the bank
increased its provisions for bad
loans past and future to $682
million from $333 million in
2006.

The numbers would have
been worse but for cost-cutting

efforts including the elimina-

tion of jobs last year that left its
total workforce at 24,500 at the












































rence Murray, who built the
former FleetBoston Financial
Corp. into a powerhouse
before selling it to Bank of
America in 2004.

“They were visible and
strong leaders, but then new
people surface,” White said.

As for Fish, he said in a tele-
phone interview Monday that
he now spends about two days
week on Citizens and RBS
matters, and the rest of his time

on various community projects, ,

investment areas, and corpo-
rate boards such as that of
Rhode Island manufacturer
Textron Co. “I’m as busy as
T’ve ever been, but it includes a
lot of other things,” he said.

Nassau, New Providence, The
Bahamas.

Keva L. Bain
Corporate Secretary

Dated this 6th day of March 2008



GN654



MINISTRY OR FINANCE
NOTICE

























Bahamian Folk
i PS3-Solo .
PS4 1 & One Pre School- Junkanoo Dance’ 78
St Francis & Joesph School-‘It’s a Bahamian Ting” 66 ;
idcergredye Dance . THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT
PS6 1 & One Pre-School-‘I can Only Imagine’ 88
Blessed One’s Christian Academy 86 (CHAPTER 326)
Liturgical Mime : :
PS 7 -Solo Edoni Rolle- Blessed One’s Christian Academy 88
PS8-Group St. Bede’s Catholic School-In Praise of..... 74
PRIMARY SCHOOL DIVISION-12 & UNDER ., .
CLASSICAL BALLET It is hereby notified pursuant to Section Five (5) of the Industries
D3-Group Sea Saw Christian Academy-‘The Dying Swan’ 88 7 aaa : ;
BAHAMIAN FOLK Encouragement Act, Chapter 301, that the Minister is about to consider
D4-Solo al oa E. Moore Primary, (G.B.) . whether the manufacturer specified in the first column of the table below
Tose en Seyles Primary 89 should be declared an "APPROVED MANUFACTURER" in relation to
inda Bien-Aime-Albury Sayles Priamary 83 : ‘ :
D5-Group St. Francis & Jocaph School Re the products specified in the third column.
St. Thomas More Primary School 91
Sadie Curtis Primary School 90 ;
St. Bede’s Catholic School-‘Fun & Frolic’ 90 EEE ECE oC CSCS SCTE ' y
ee INTERNATIONAL FOLK | MANUFACTURER LOCATION OF PRODUCTS
‘olo astity Cooper-Albury Sayle Primary-‘Carnival’ 88 H
D7-Group St. Francis & Joesph School-‘Gal & Boy Time’(N.P.) 91 : FACTORY PREMISES
Mary Star of The Sea Catholic School, (G.B.) 88 H
St. Francis & Joesph School-(N.P.) 87 H
MODERN DANCE f
D8-Solo Gabriella Adderley-St. Paul’s Methodist College,(G.B.) 94 | Concrete Creations Limited | Thompson Boulevard, New Precast Concrete
Raquel Munnings- Walter Parker Primary, (G.B.) 91 i ;
D10-Group West Wing Dance Conservatory 90 Providence
Bishop Michael Eldon Workshop Dancers, (G.B.)
‘The way of the Cross’ 89 -
Freeport Primary School-‘Doing Our Time’,(G.B.) 88
St. Bede’s Catholic School-‘Jamboree’ 88
St. Thomas More- N.P. 88
JAZZ DANCE
D13-Group St. Paul’s Methodist Dance Group-(G.B.) 94 ‘ * 7 ‘ » °
West Wing Dance Conservatory 81 Any interested person having any objection to such a declaration should give
LITURGICAL DANCE j ; iti j 3 j i
Races Tieton ies Ally foe) nf notice in writing of his or her objection and of the grounds thereof to the
Angel Williams. Maurice E. Moore Primary-Holiness 85 Office of the Ministry of Finance, on or before 17" day of March, 2008, by
aviera Cephas- St. Vi t de Paul-(G.B =
niepace P ne 0 letter addressed to :-
_ D16-Group St. Thomas More- N.P. 93
Sea Saw Christian Academy 90
Bishop Michael Eldon Workshop Dancers 90
St. Francis &Joesph School 89
JUNIOR DIVISION 12-15 YEARS
JAZZ DANCE ‘
a It is hereby notified pursuant to Section Seven (7) of the Industries
D29 st George's Juniors 7 GB) 87 Encouragement Act that the Minister is about to consider whether the
. George’s Juniors-(G.B. 80 7
os LITURGICAL DANCE/MIME following products should be declared "APPROVED PRODUCTS" for
0-Solo Justina Dames- Bishop Michael Eldon School, (G.B.) 90
Justina Dames- Bishop Michael Eldon School -Mime 88 the purer’ of that Act.
Kimesha Symonette-St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 84
D32-Group Fellowship Dancers-.St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 83
SENIOR DIVISION 15-18 YEARS
BAHAMIAN FOLK
D36-Solo Carlise Archer-Eight Mile Rock High, (G.B.) 93
D37-Group St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 88
INTERNATIONAL FOLK - : *
D39-Group Eight Mile Rock High, (G.B.) 92 Baking Soda, White Cement, Oil (form
MODERN DANCE i
D40-Solo Carlise Archer-Eight Mile Rock High 94 pao een nee —
D42-Group St. George's Senior’s #1- St George’s High School, (G.B.) 86 Reinforcement
JAZZ DANCE
D43-Solo Robyn Major-Catholic High School, (G.B.) 96
LITURGICAL DANCE
D48-Group St. George’s Senior’s #1- St. George’s High School, (G.B.) 90
COMMUNITY DIVISION
BAHAMIAN FOLK ; : ; : ; ;
D53-Group Nev Destiny's Dance Minisry-‘Iand Jewel (NP) - Any interested person having any objection to such a declaration should give
NTERNATIONAL FOLK notice in writi i jecti
eas Nee ee een is i riting of his or her objection and of the grounds thereof to the
as MODERN DANCE Office of Ministry of Finance, on or before the 17" day of march, 2008, by
-Solo est Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 96 :
D57-Duet West Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 95 letter addressed to :-
D58-Group New Destiny’s Dance Ministry-‘We have Overcome’ 92
JAZZ DANCE
D61-Group New Destiny’s Dance Ministry- ‘Call to Worship’ 83
eee LITURGICAL DANCE
-Solo West Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 98
D63-Duet West Wing Dance Conservatory, (N.P.) 97
D64-Group New Destiny’s Dance Ministry-‘He is Wonderful’





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Would-be followers polite suggestion (5,3)
Up north, just the place for a pushy
boy? (6)
Easily obtained from the chap in the
cap (5)
Show patience, being very good
hearted (4)
To Damon, no mountain (4)

DOWN
There's deception in many a crafty chat (5)
Drifting sleet, sometimes termed cold (5)
Shake the hand of a camera crew
member? (4)
Where to make a bid to get out of
uniform? (5)
Move swiftly and with skill to the back
of beyond (4)
Chance visit? (4,2)
Weapon for delivering a blow? (6)

Along way out of line, but quite

acceptable (4) é

2 Detached by a fool? (5)
Talks very loud in Wales (7)
One such cat can make millions! (3)

It’s on the corner that the fire was

Cover with numbers (3)
Scandinavian style loaf (4)

How | nag to advantage (4) = ; =

Being too advanced spoils the service sed) 36
(4,5) , Frequently led out and made to go high (6)

Being smart, he can manage with a kilo
less (5)

He cunningly invented sour grapes (3)
lan’s own? (3)

More apt to be looked up to? (6)

Could it give welcome information? (3)
Being rash, has to encounter extremes
of tragedy (5)

The custom of one splashing around in
the bath? (5)

Pan him, if you like, fcr seeming girlish! (5) -
Rewarded for giving papa a leg up (4)
On the quiet, the keys to a building (4)

Swell to “very loud” (4)
It's a job to reform Neil (4)

- ACROSS

4 Alter (6)

7 Scold (8)

8 Feline (6)
10 Of birds (5}
13. Sketch (4)
14. laform (4)
15 Ale (4)

16 Mesh (3)

17 Follow (4)
19 Among (4)
21 Imperious (9)
23 Stringed

instrument (4)

24 Digits (4)

26 Weight (3)
27 Still (4)

29 Eye part (4)
32 Corrosive

substance (4)

33 Range (5)
34 Subtracts (6)
35 Sloth (8)

36 Affirm (6)

Volunteers a kiss by way of payment (3)
Ai that time or shortly after (4)

Man to see during lunch, apparently (4)
Vegetables that are blooming sweet! (4)

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Fish on ice, perhaps (5)

Makes an appeal to a Detective
Sergeant? (6)

Newcastle United? (8)

When to cook the weekiy fist? (6) .-

“EASY PUZZLE .



Yesterday’s cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Mus-ca-t 7, Opera-tor 8, Lois 10, Smooth 11,
AC-cent 14, A-ss 16, Tares 17, Dud-E 19, Ho.-Ned 21, Ai-
me-d 22, Armed 23, Chew 26, Corps 28, Due 29, UN-ites
30, Pirate 31, Left 32, Suitable 33, A-I-ways

_ DOWN: 1, Missed 2, Choose 3, Tosh 4, Ere-Ct.-Ed 5, Steer

Yesterday’s easy solutions

ACROSS: 1, Allied 7, Abhorred'8, Ever 10, Octave 11, Pil
14, Ode 16, Tamed 17, Dane 19, Salon 21, Sonar 22, F id
23, Glow 26, Harem 28, Lea 29, Adonis 30, Lenses 31,
Odds 32, Vintages 33, Thread

DOWN: 1, Abroad 2, Invade 3, Dare 4, Monitor 5, Dream 6
6, B-rats 8, L-O-ad 9, It’s 12, Cad 13, Nerve 15, Co-me-t 18, | Added 8, Eton 9, Eve 12, Ran 13, Tempo 15, Manic 18,

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Ahead 19, Sot 20, Lad 21, Seminar 22, Fen 23, Gender
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Opening lead — five of hearts.
Board No. 13 in the 1968 round-
robin match between Italy and Aus-
tralia at the world team champi-
onship was a lulu. When Camillo
Pabis-Ticci and Massimo D’Alelio
were North-South for Italy, they got
to four spades on the bidding shown.
It was only after West had led a
heart and dummy came down that
D’Alelio, to his horror, discovered
the.ace of spades among his posses-
signs arid realized he had been bid-
ding: with a 12-card hand! .
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Century
Dictionary
(1999
edition)

HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
‘word, each letter may be used '
once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word.

No plurals.

TODAY'S TARGET

Good 19; very good 29; excellent
38 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

BR eee Ss

DOWN
Handle (5)
Mar (5)
Maize (4)
Duty (5)
Again (4)
Felt (6)
8 Wine bettle (6)
11 Animal doctor (3)
12 Church table (5)
13. Crossed out {7)
15 Section (3)
16 Nought (3)
18 View (6)
20 Organised
sound (5)
21 Male (3)
22 Man's name (3)
23 Frank (6)
25 Gratuity (3)
28 Stay (5)
30 Oarsman (5)
31 Feeling (5)





32 Assisiant (4)
33 Casserole (4)

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The Case of the Missing Ace






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question before the tense Bridge-O-
Rama audience that was witnessing
the replay of the hand was whether
the Australian North-South pair,
Roelof Smilde and Tim Seres, would
bid six or seven.

The first 12 hands in the 20-board
match had resulted in a dead tie, each
team having scored 12 International
Match Points. Board No. 13 seemed
destined to produce a breakthrough
for the Australians.

Smilde and Seres did not disap-
point their followers. They got to
seven spades after a complex auction
that included a forcing opening club
bid by North, a positive response, an
asking bid (four hearts) and a-series
of Blackwood bids inquiring about
aces, kings and queens:

North East South West
1& Pass 1 NT Pass

2& Pass 2% Pass
494 Pass 4¢ Pass
4NT Pass 5Â¥ Pass
5 NT Pass 6 & Pass
6¢ Pass 6 NT Pass
1%

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grand slam, and Australia gained
1,500 points to pull ahead in the
match, 29 IMPs‘to 12. The Aussies
then went on to beat their more
famous opponents 49 to 26, and
eventually finished fifth overall. The
Jtalians,:as. usual in those days, fin-
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sponsored by Monarch Assurance in
Port Erin is one of the UK's richest
open contests, and last year’s
renewal proved a disaster for UK
experts. A final-round wipe-out
meant that the leading home
players finished only.in shared 26th
place scoring a miserable 5/9 as
East European visitors scooped the
top awards. It might have been
better if the veteran Leicester
grandmaster Hebden had spotted a
fleeting opportunity in the play
from today’s puzzie. His Greek
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chose 1 Kg7? when Hebden crumbled
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SPENT MOST
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BURPING UP.

THURSDAY,
MAR 6

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Your goal for advancement at work
isn’t too far off. Just keep your nose
to the grindstone, Aquarius, and
you'll see all of your hard work will
pay off soon.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mar 20

close friend. Resentments over
money may have come between you, =
Pisces. Make strides to remedy it.
ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20 cs
You may be a bit on edge, Aries. Even
though you can’t see the future, rest
assured that good challenges lie ahead.
You're ready for the tasks at hand.
Remember, friends will chip in.













An authority figure’s negative reac-
tion may leave you feeling frustrated
and confused, Taurus. Take heart that
the real reason doesn’t have to do with
your ideas. : .

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21;
Money and friendship would be a
messy mix this week, Gemini. It’s bet- “4
ter not to loan money to someone,
close, or you may never gét it*back:*}
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dilemma for you, Cancer. However, _}#) i

it’s best if you keep what you know © *=<
to yourself for just a bit longer in
order to protect all involved.

LEO - Jui 23/Aug 23.
A family member may be getting on
your nerves, Leo, even though he or
she isn’t doing anything over the «.
top. Venting will help. Jus: be honest’:
about voicing your feelings.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sep 22 :
The time has come to stop frivolous: )
spending, Virgo. Hide those credit”
cards and keep minimal cash on}
hand. Otherwise you could see your \ “y.
bank account dwindle quickly. i} ee
LIBRA -— Sep 23/Oct 23
This week, others are set on being
elusive and nonresponsive. Don’t let
it get to you, Libra. Use it as an
opportunity to catch up on what you
need to do. .
SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
You'll be spending more time on
travel, socializing and entertaining this e
week, Scorpio. Relish the attention you yo, ge
will be receiving, even though it’s: « if
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You've been optimistic about get-
ting the financial backing you
need for an important investment,
Sagittarius. However, expect a set-
back in the next few days.

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Bigger and better things may be on
your mind this week, Capricorn. Buty),
the rigors of everyday life don’t %.
leave you much time for basking in’
the glow of what could be.









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i By WILLIAM PACK
c.2008 San Antonio
Express-News

SAN ANTONIO — San Anto-
nio has matured gradually as a
regional golf hotspot, officials
said, but still has a ways to go to
generate the buzz of nationally
known destinations such as
Phoenix-Scottsdale or Myrtle
Beach, S.C.

“You're up against some stiff
competition for the travel dollar
from golfers in the Midwest,” said
Brandon Tucker, a writer for
worldgolf.com. “They’ll go to
Florida or Arizona or Las Vegas
first.”

The number of area courses
has climbed and the quality of
those facilities has improved, but
the area lacks that special feature
that gives it national credibility

and marketing punch. Officials .

hope to fill that gap with a Tour-
nament Players Club facility fea-
turing two, 18-hole, championship
level courses that is being con-
structed as part of a JW Marriott
resort here.

Jack Parker, who helped build
the Quarry Golf Club and cur-
rently is part owner of Tapatio
Springs Resort and Conference
Center near Boerne, Texas, said
San Antonio is known “as.a fun
destination, not a golf destina-

tion.”

The interest surrounding the
players club, or TPC, develop-
ment —a PGA Tour project that
strives to build courses challeng-
ing. enough for touring pros —
could change that, Parker said.
He believes it could put golf in
line with the Alamo, the River
Walk and theme parks as a
regional tourism driver.

“The golfing world will know
there is golf in San Antonio.”
Parker said.



“That will help all the golf
courses in San Antonio.”

They probably would accept
any help offered.

The local golfing environment
is not as troubled as areas where
developers constructed too many
golf courses for the community
to support, but it is not immune to
the challenges the industry faces
nationally. The number of rounds
played has hit a plateau in recent
years, and the number of golfers
may be declining.

The New York Times reported
last month that the number of
people who play had fallen by
about four million since 2000 to
26 million.

“There’s not a lot of new
golfers now,” said Marvin Jones,
general manager of the San Anto-
nio Country Club, which experi-
enced a 20 per cent jump in
rounds about three years ago but

~ has held steady since then.

Golfing interests say they are
working hard to build interest in a
sport that is challenged by the

hectic pace of modern culture so |

revenues can continue to expand.

“We’re focusing on ways to
make it appealing to people and
to keep it relevant,” said Ruffin
Beckwith, executive director of
Golf 20/20, a Florida collabora-
tion of golfing interests that ana-
lyzes and promotes the sport.
“We used to sit back and let peo-
ple come to us. Now, people are
working harder to market the
game and to get it before more
people.”

With more than 30 courses just
in San Antonio and adjacent
communities and dozens more
outside of metropolitan area, the
sector produces millions in rev-
enue each year, more likely hun-
dreds of millions. There is no eco-
nomic impact study to cout
that.

TA Aap

San Antonio targets
solf tourism niche

But to prosper, it, too, will have
to reach out to new and younger
players, create more challenging
courses such as the new TPC
facility and market what it has in
more effective ways, officials said.

“There is potential here,” said
Reid Meyers, chairman of the
Municipal Golf Association-San

-Antonio, a nonprofit organiza-

tion that eventually will mana;
the city-owned golf facilities.
“City leaders are looking at tie
issue.

They know what a critical coil
ponent of the tourism sector it
is.’

Nationally, the direct cconbil
ic impact of golf reached almos
$76 billion in 2005, according to:
study that Golf 20/20 released in
January. That total is up from
about $62.2 billion in 2000, mean
ing it had grown annually, th
organization calculated, ata 41
per cent rate.

The biggest chunk of the ek
enue — $28.1 billion — came
from the operations of the 16, og
golf courses and nearly 3,3
practice ranges and miniature ‘golf
courses in the country. The other
big contributors were the hospi-
tality and tourism dollars attrib-
utable to golf — $18 billion —
and the cost of homes in goll
communities, which includes a
premium for the added value
being on a golf course — total-
ing nearly $15 billion. 8

When a multiplier is applied t to
the total to estimate how the golk-
ing dollars rebound through the
economy, golf’s total economic
impact for 2005 was estimated at
$195.1 billion, which includes
$61.2 billion in wages.

“It’s a bigger industry than |
ple expected,” Beckwith said.
“It’s bigger than the motion pic
ture and video industry. It’s big:
ger in facility revenue than ail)
other professional sport. When
it’s put in perspective, golf is an
important economic driver.” 4

Texas generally is considered
one of the big three golf states
with California and Florida, both

because of the number of courses _

it has and the number of golfers.
Rob Addington, executive direc
tor of the Texas Golf. Associa-
tion, said about 900 nine- or 18-
hole golf courses dot the Texas
landscape. The number of cours-
es being built about equals the
number that closes each year, the
director said.

Golf’s economic clout in the

' state currently is being evaluat-

ed by Golf 20/20. For compari-
son, a study of golf’s impact in:
Arizona concluded that its 338)
facilities generated $3.4 billion in
value in 2004. In South Carolina,
the impact total reached $2.3 bil-
lion for its 375 courses. &

Mike Ray, PGA of America’ Ss:
executive director in Southern
Texas, said Texas has several top-
rank facilities but often fails to
“set our due on the national
scene.”

San Antonio is one of the top
golfing destinations in the state,
Ray said, because of its courses
and the number of Big 12 football
championships, NCAA basket-
ball tournaments and other spe-
cial events it attracts. Those
events usually create more golf
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: FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005



Elder Sherlyn E.
McKenzie



He is survived by his Wife: Gina P. McKenzie, Son: |
Zayd Avery Mckenzie, Mother: Isadora McKenzie :
Rolle, Step Father: Frederick Rolle, Sisters: Sonia |
McKenzie and Sheena McIntosh, Brother: ASP :
Glenroy McKenzie, and numerous other sisters and :
brothers, Grand Parents: Samuel and Leanna Rolle, : |
Father & Mother-in-Law: Rev. Dr. Genius and Edna |
Wells, Sisters-in-Law: Caroline Rolle, Nicola |
Strachan, Joyann Munroe, Ramona Wells, Brothers-
in-Law: Foster McIntosh, Cephas Rolle, Stephen :
Strachan, Nathan Wells, Uncles: Rudolph, Gerald, :
Nigel, Jonathan, Joshua, Maxwell, Isaac and Enoch |

Rolle, Stanley Thurston, Cecil, Ben, Rudolph, |

Wellington & Tyrone Hepburn, Ruel, Frederick & _ He is survived by his Wife: Hazel Bethel, Sons:

Junior McKenzie, George & Jim Wells; Aunts: Firstina Trevor and Kevin Bethel, Inspector Robert Lloyd,

Swain, Jessie Saunders, Martha & Minerva Rolle, | Cazwell, Paul, Courtney & Chauncey Bethel,

Thelma Brice, Naomi Thurston, Vernita Thompson, _ Daughters: Cheryl, Celeste and Cheyvonne Bethel,

Mary Stubbs, Maxine Maycock, Bernice Wells and _ Vanria, and Charlotte Lightbourne, Sabrina Walkes

Alice McKenzie; Nieces: Shaquel McKenzie, Danielle | 42d Sharice Bethel, Sisters: Rev. Mavis Humes,

Rolle, Shane & Canice Strachan, Gerrece Rolle, _ Delores Mounts, Marina Smith and Omese Lockhart

Nephews: Stephen Pintard, Silvano Saunders, Shane | Brothers: Paul Lockhart and Carswell Lockhart and
McIntosh, David & Joshua Rolle, Stevie J. & Nicholas |
Strachan and Edward Munroe, Granduncles: John |
T., Junior A., & Isaiah Jr. Rolle, Kenneth Dames, |
Cephas Rolle Sr., Grandaunts: Florence Rolle, Ruth |

| Hamilton, Margaret Curtis, Ververine Rolle; |



and Cromatouum Limited

e *
NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 © Fax: (242) 340-8034

| 7 Rea |

UNERAL SE

__ Grandnephew: Senen Pintard and a host of Cousins, -
_ other Relatives and Friends too numerous to mention.

: Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite Restview

will be held on Saturday M arch i Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Soldier

gth 2008 at 11:00am at Chapel oo .
on The Hill, Tonique Williams - ee eae from 9:30am until service
Darling Highway. Officiating |” e .

will be Rev. Dr. Genius Wells. |
Interment will follow in the :
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive, |

and Robinson Road on Friday from 10:00am to

DEATH NOTICE

Mr. Patrick W.
Bethel, 66

of Eastern Estates and formerly
of Regency Park Freeport,
Grand Bahama, died at
Intensive Unit, Princess
Margaret Hospital on Saturday
February 29%: 2008.

a host of other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later date.
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In Loving Memory of

Mummy, its been five years since
and in the wonderful moments we shared togeth while yor

We will continue to pass ont.

beautiful granc
We love you, but God ve ..
Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of:

Your daughters; Sheryl Adams, Stephanie Lockhart, mother; Viola Farquharson,
grandchildren; DaeVanda Admas, Raven Lockhart and Derek Adams,sisters and brothers;
Aubry Farquharson, Benson Farquharson, Vernelll Petty, Horace Farquharson, Doraline
Farquharson, sons-in-law; David Adams, Sherlock Lockhart and other family members

: ear since you passed,
ut yo never left us.
It has been one year since we saw / your
But we are not alone.
You have always been here with us,
In our Hearts and in our Souls.
We know that you are always around.
We miss hearing your voice,
Seeing your face and being touched by your
smilé.
We Love you Aubrey, and will Love you
Forever,
You are Forever Loved and Never Forgotten.

Your Family:

Especially your Mother - Anell, Grandmother -
Dorothy and your Children — Fontaisha and
Fahamisha


MR. JOSEPH NATHANIEL BLYDEN JR.
(1924 - 2006)

On two years ago this date, the curtains came falling down, the
last pain resided in your shell, the limp in your walk exchanged
for a glide mimicking David’s dance, spirit was called by Spirit,
dust suffered unto dust, and you substituted earth for eternity.

Your greatest epitaph was not that you were a World War II
veteran, the banquet Manager at the British Colonial Hotel, a
teacher at your beloved C.C. Sweeting School, or #568 Taxi Cab

Driver offering a wealth of knowledge to many a tourist; because

all of those were empty feats when put next to your serving God
and humanity, and your serving as the Ist President of Bethel
Baptist Church Senior Saints Minisrty. You finished strong and we
love you.

From your children, JoeAnn Charlene Neely, Philip Nathanel
Blyden, Tyrone Joseph Blyden and Julian Thomas Blyden; and
step-son Natheniel Maurice “Sleepy”. Lightbourne; brother,
Percy Blyden, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other
family members and friends. We remember you with great
admiration and with heartfelt thanks. Sleep on Daddy!

“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is he stronghold of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?”

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rtuary

Mackey Street * P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-341-6451 ¢ Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414

MTC MELT

JULIO ALPHONSO
ADDERLEY-
HENDERSON, 26

of Eox Hill will be held on
Saturday, March 8th, 2008
at Mt. Olive Baptist
Church, Meadow and
Augusta Streets at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be
jy Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss
assisted by other Ministers
of The Gospel. Interment will follow in Old Trail |
Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.











































Left to cherish fond memory are his sisters; Shennia
Henderson and Teakar Fraser; grandmother, Sheva
Johnson; grandfather, Lionel Balfour Johnson; four
aunts, Arnette and Anna Ferguson, Princess Ferguson-
| Jones and Diane Johnson-Stuart; five nieces, Shenae
and Enajah Henderson, Mychael Marshall of Fort
Pierce, Florida, Tanajah Rahming and Tynisha
Lockhart; three nephews, Michael Marshall Jr., Stephon
and Cam'Ron Henderson; numerous cousins; other
relatives and friends including, Kirklyn and Dencil
Barr, Glady's and Gladston Whyms, Joy Saunders,
Dwayne and Isha Harris, William Lockhart, Angie
Collie, Michael Marshall, Shandia, Shady, Tyka, Tyna
| and Roosevelt Stuart, Baswell, B.J. and Basy Seymour,

Barbara Swain, Lando Hield, Kendricka, Danika and
Kenneth Pierre, Katera and Lanadia Balfour, Yvette
and Andrew Ferguson, Johnathan, Fenelon Rolle,
Shanette Sears, Vanessa Sands, Reginald Deveaux,
the staff of the Children's Emergency Hostel, the staff
and patients of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center
and the Bain Town Community.






Relatives and friends may pay their respects at
Evergreen Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again at the church on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
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_ THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 5



Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ARLENE MARGARET
| ALBURY, 59

of #1 Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens will be
held on Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's:
Methodist Church, Churchill Ave., Boyd
Subdivision. Rev. Philip A. Stubbs and Fr. :
James Moultrie will officiate. Internment will :
be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. :

Mrs. Albury was pre-deceased by her sister !

| Andrea and is survived by sons, Carlos Albury, :

Keith Albury and Kyle Albury; grandson, :

*)} Kyle Andrew Albury; daughters-in-law, |

Monette Albury, Roshanne Albury and Philice }

Albury; brothers, Gerald Wisdom, Neville :

Wisdom, Keith Wisdom and Evon Wisdom; sisters-in-law, Linda Wisdom,
Manita Wisdom, Sonia Wisdom and Yudenia Wisdom; aunts, Rosamund Williams,
Melvern Roberts, Gloria Roberts, Jacqueline Roberts and Jodell Roberts; uncles, :
Gerald Roberts, Dr. Patrick Roberts, DaCosta Williams and Oscar Johnson; ;
Nephews, Jason Wisdom, Donovan Wisdom and Nicholas Wisdom; grandnephew, :
Joshua Wisdom; grandneice, Raquel Wisdom; caregivers, Anna and Nadine
Myers; god daughters, Noelle Nicholls, Allyssa Wilson, and Zarah Rigby; ;
cousins, Gerald Roberts Jr., Hollis Sherman, Wayne Roberts, Tanya Roberts :
Cora Cooper, R. Italia Johnson, Cathy Hassan, Gladys Sands, Oscar Johnson Jr.,
Dr. Daniel Johnson, Pedro Roberts 3rd, Anna Maria Roberts, Desiree McCartney,
Donna Williams, Cardinal Williams, Denise Gordon, DeAnne Gibson, DaCosta
D.A. Williams, Raine Roberts and Patricia Roberts; other relatives and friends :
including, Mr. Charles Albury and family, Mrs. Gail Wisdom and family, Mrs.
Pauline Davis-Thompson, Mr. Mark Thompson, Shelly Roberts, Donald Cooper, :
Brian, Reginald Sands, Josee Johnson, Monique Johnson, Keith McCartney, Eric :
Gordon, the Wisdom family, the Archer family, the Roberts family, the Moss
family, the Hudson family, theSmith family, Mrs. Ruth Ingraham and family. Mr. :
Montgomery Pratt and family, The Russell family, Mr. and Mrs. William Miller |
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Brave Davis and family, Mrs. Janice Davis and :
family, the Davis , family, the McGeary family, the Ifill family, the Guilliame ;
family, the Campbell family, the Bethel family, the Newbold family, Mr. Thirlee ;
Smith and family, Ms. Fredricka Wilson and family and the Weir family, Mrs. :
‘Linda Symonette and family, Mr. and Mrs. Silbert Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Deveaux, Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn Wilson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jarret’
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Teran Nicholls and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wenzell :
Nicholls, Mrs. Rosemary Braynen and family, Mr. Athama Bowe and family, |
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Sweat and family, :
Mrs. Muriel Eneas and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Rahming Sr. and family,
Dr. Cynthia "Mother" Pratt and Mr. Joe Pratt and family, Allison Basden and :
family, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Cleare and family, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Barnett
and family, Dr. and Mrs. Earl Cash and family, Mrs. Gaylean Fowler, Mr. James :
Smith and family, Mr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sandy Sands and family, :
Mrs. Valarie Sands and family, Fr. James Moultrie and family, Mr. and Mrs. :
Tinkle Hanna, Rev. Philip and Mrs Stubbs and family, The St. Michael's Church
family, Mr. and Mrs. Raynard Rigby and family, Ms. Cheery Lee Pinder and |
family, Ms. Tanya McCartney and family, Supt. Keith Bell and family, Mr. Robert :
Adams and family, Dr. Keva Bethel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Colin Major and}
family, Ms. Sonia Forbes and family, The COB family, The Limetree Boys and :
Anna, Dr. Theodore Turnquest, Dr. Devaughn Curling, Dr. Duane Sands, Dr. |
Bevarton Moxey, and the nurses and staff of Doctor's Hospital, Bally Total |





Fitness family, JP Morgan family and Baha Mar family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morlicians, # 44 Nassau
Street on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church
from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

LEONARD
WILLIAMS, 87 —

of #14 St. Paul Street and formerly of Conch
Sound, Andros will be held on Saturday 11:00
a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Boyd
Road Fr. Martin Gomes will officiate.
Internment will be made in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory and mourn his
passing wife, Christina Williams nee Smith;
daughters, Carolyn Tanning of Tennessee,
Linda Gilbert and Laurel Bartlett both of

Freeport, Patrice Fernander and Hattie Moxey;
sons, Yelveton Sr., Theophilus, Reonard Jr., Jeffrey, Daylen Sr., Anthony Williams
and Henry Moxey; he was pre-deceased by his sons, Joseph and Leon Williams;
step-children, Lynda Quant, L. Michelle Fox; surrogate son, Rev'd. Alpheus
Woodside (nephew); grand daughters, Michelle Hanna, Yvette, Tameka, Tiffany,
Cindy, Ghandi, Sasha, Jasmin, Taji, Tatyanna, Crystal, Janet, Deloris, Ivy,
Adrianne, Princess Saunders, Latoya, Latonya, Latia, Kendera, Tenairo, Miah,
Lasasha, Lauren, Natasha, Marla, Antonique and Antoniece, Ivy, Patrick and
Adrianne; grand sons, Owen, Ricardo, Chea, Fedel, Sean, Matelyn, Jermaine,
Leslie, Jamal, Theophilus Jr., Lennardo, Yelueton Jr., Benjamin, Sidney Jr.,
Daylen Jr., Anthony Jr., Shamiko Jr., Torray, Lamart, Jermaine, Jason, Carl and
Kristoff; great-grand daughters, Rodrigka, Carlvontae, Destiny, Shamya,
Simone, Gabrielle, Zasmine, Deniqua, Gabriel, Oshea, Jayah, Teniesha and
Fentsia, great-grand sons, Maestro Jr., Lamart Jr., Shaniko Jr., Carlo Jr., LaCardo,
Jeffrey Jr., Kaylin, Diallo, Deash, Davon, Mitchelle Jr., Dion Fenron, Fenton and
Tevin; sisters, Aldine Fowler and Rendell Marshall; brother, Jacob Lightbourne;
nieces, Ismae, Mildred, Sonia, Grace and Mary; nephews, Sgt. 101 Errol Miller,
Wilfred Johnson, Alvin, Joseph, Nathaniel, John, Wellington, Alfred, Craig,
Chuck, David, Leslie and Maitland; daughters-in-law, Rosalie, Lorraine, Sylvia,

Rosemary and Karen Williams; sons-in-law, Bobby Tanning, Weldon Fernander,

Revous Bartlett and Anthony Gilbert; and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Maestro Saunders, Lavardo, Patrick, Dorothy Lightbourne of Freeport,
Carlton Romer, Tempié Adderley, Carla Palmer, Donald, Knowles, Gladys Butler
and family, Inez Cooper and family, William Pratt, Sidney Curtis Sr., Kathleen
Allen and family, Chippingham Community, Christopher Nottage, The family
of St. Joseph, Holy Spirit Anglican Church family, Carlos Johnson, Daisy Saunders
and family, Konia Bain, Shane lie Wood, Lemuel and Delcine Boyd, Michelle
Rolle, Hair Braiders Association, The Rolle family, the Thompson family, Mervin
Cooper and family, Herbert, Warren and Kenneth Cooper, Beverly Gaylor, Linda
Campbell, Joanna Williams and David Hanna.

Friends may pay their last respect at Bethel Brothers Morticians, # 44 Nassau
Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.


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Cedar Crest Funeral Home

: DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street ¢ P.O.Box N-603 ¢ Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
| Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

Funeral Services For

EVA
JOHNSON, 78

| of Faith Avenue South and formally of

| The Bluff South Andros will be held on :

| Saturday March 8th 2008, 11.00a.m. at :
Final Hour Ministries, Fox Hill Road. :
Officiating will be Bishop Alton S.

Ferguson assisted by other ministers.
Cremation will follow.

Left with cherished memory are her
children Fred and Jenette Ramsey of
U.S.A., Anthony and June Cartwright,
Floyd Cartwright, Anicnco and Miriam

Tate; 10 grandchildren, Judith Jackson, Ulysses, Reggie, Nadia, Jason :
and Jessica Ramsey, of U.s.A., Ushanda Deveaux, Jamarco Cartwright, :
Keno Cartwright and Fantasia Tate; 8 great grandchildren, Telcise, :
Keyandra, Daniel Ramsey, Charmine, Lanoura Thompson, Siera Jackson, :
Jamya Givings and Clarissa Morris; 3 brothers, Alfred, Ezekiel and George :
Johnson; 3 sisters, Remilda Smith, Emeritta Pratt and Viola Johnson; 2 :
brothers-in-law, Jacob and Joseph Cartwright; 5 sisters-in-law, Victoria ‘
Johnson, Pearlnette, Cynthia, Glorian and Vernita Cartwright; nephews, :
Rev. William Hepburn, Bishop Alton Ferguson, Vernal Bain, Charles }
Smith, Rev..Orman Brown, Edward, Willard, Clarence, Franklyn, !
Christopher, Nicolas, Dr. Niegel, Lynden, Earl, Conrad, Tyrone, Bursil, :
Gregory, Patrick, Darren, and Perry Johnson, George Bethel, Mervin :
Adderley, Omara Ferguson, Caiaphas, Heulin, Alonso and Glenroy Forbes, :
Robert, Arlington, John Jr., Ray Charles, Jacob, Rosweil, Eugene, Charles, :
Jacob, Roswell, David, Charlie and Joseph Cartwright, Vernon Clarke, :
Patrick Sweeting, Dwight Knowles, Edward and John Cartwright; her :
nieces, Estella McPhee, Magnolla Brown, Willamae Hepburn, Melvern :
Rolle, Theresa Adderley, Gwenimae Sweeting, Marion Philip, Christina :
Clarke, Brendale Adderley, Ellamae Bain, Miriam Brennen, Joyce, Verdell, :
Barbara, Maltice, Tezel and Lisa Cartwright, Prudance Green, Mayei |
Hanna, Wendy, Barbramae, Diedremae, Rosalee, Eulamae and Inda Johnson,
Marjorie Bonaby, Icelyn Lewis, Maria Antonio, Edimae, Vernita and :
Marnell Forbes, Beverl Cooper, Elizabeth Rolle, Rosenell Cooper, :
Cherrymae Laroda, Carolyn Forbes, Euricka Ferguson and Dorlean Duford, :
Azzucca Leadon and Michelle Cartwright, Linda and Joyce Johnson, other :
relatives including a host of grand and great grand nieces and nephews :
and other relatives including, Evangelist Ival Evans and family, Rev. :
and Mrs. Theophilis Neely and family, Rev. Euthal Gren and family, Daniel :
Rahming and family, Lucitis Gibson, Zebeedee Rolle and family, The :
Neymour family, the entire McKinney family, The Ferguson family of :
Upper Bluff, Rolle family, James Smith and family, Fairdale Smith and :
family, Pearl McKinney and family, Ucal Deveaux and family, Anna :
Rahming and family, Lisa and family, Berthamae and Elrena Smith, Cecil :
Smith, Deloris Johnson, Ruben Green, Nurse Kelly of Flamingo Clinic,
Valdrie Davis, Chris Johnson, Oral Rolle, Andrea Penn, Monique Smith,
Ruthnell and Romeo Ferguson, Henry Thurston, Maple Strachan, all the :
ushers of B.F.M.IL., the Marine Divers and the staff of KM.S., the S.D.Team, !
the officers and members of her church in the Bluff, Desmond Bannister :
M.P., Shelton Rolle, Keneda Johnson, Lorin Flower, Ann Taylor and all |
the friends and neighbors of Faith Avenue South and others too numerous :

to mention.



Relatives and friends may pay their respects. at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m.
and at the Church on Saturday from 9:30a.m. to service time.

MINISTER
DOROTHY LORETTA
KNOWLES, 81

of Old Cedar Street, Yellow Elder Gardens
‘| and formerly of Williams Town, Exuma
will be held on Sunday March 9th, 2008,
1:30pm at Voice of Deliverance Disciple
Center Temple, Malcolm Allotments East.
Officiating will be Apostle Rev. Dr. Leon
Wallace, assisted by Pastor Edlin Scott
and Pastor Carl Curry. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Garden, Solider Road.

Dorothy "Mammie" Knowles was predeceased by her son Larry.

Left with cherished memories are her son, Apostle Leon Wallace; three
daughters, Helen Clare, Nicola Heastie and Yvonne Bradley; three
brothers, Whitfield, Ishmael and Freddie Major; six grandchildren, Tonia
Heastie, Trinae and Trinton Thompson, Larane Williams, Grandville and
Achaia Wallace; one son-in-law, Samuel Heastie; three sisters-in-law,
Cora, Cassie and Mary Major; one aunt, Clarita Thompson; one uncle,
Rev. Alfred Thompson; six neices, Ann Burrows, Kim, Keva, Sherry,
Shavonne and Latoya Major; twelve nephews, Dwayne and Gerald
McKenzie, Kevin, Timothy, Cordell, Joseph, Steven, Terrance, Police
Constable Ricardo, Paul, Kerick and Roland Major; her grandnephews,
Rashad, Henry, Joseph Jr., Ray and Valentino Major, Caleb and Alvin
Burrows, Shaquille McKenzie; grand neieces, Sharkera Saunders, Samantha
Morley, Riel, Megan, Merissa, Merlin and Kimberley Major, Ebony, Bianca,
Shanadra, Shyonda McKenzie; two godchildren, Michelle Malcolm and
Enamae Williams; numerous friends and relatives including, Veronica
Knowles and family, Mary Dawkins and family, Dorothy Smith and family,
Joyce Ramsey and family, Valerie and Eva Major, Karen and Gail McKenzie,
Edith Beckford, Judy Cooper, Ethel Smith, Jen Thompson, Tennyson and
Stephanie Wells, Blenrick Miller, Onieiha Butler, Minerva Musgrove,
Dorothy Burrows, Dorothy Pinder, Nellie Bowe, James Pratt of Seattle,
Washington, Florence Williams, Moses, Lenex, Arron, Rodlyn Major, Cora
Johnson, Trevor, Melva and Donna Sears of New York, Cleaortha, Sandra,
Arthur Nairn of Seattle, Washington, Zelma and Rev. Norris Kelly of
Miami, Florida, Brenda Heastie, and the Heastie family, Adien Burrows,
Valrie Pratt, Rev. Philip Rahming, Dora Thompson and family, Patricia
Glinton and family, Yvonne Malcolm and family, Barbara Smith and family,
Wilfred Burrows and family, the Dorsetts, Grays, Bowes, Styles and Sears
family, the Williams Town community of Little Exuma, the Majors of
South End, Long Island, the Jones, Nairn, Butler and Storr family of San
Salvador and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road & First Street on Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and
on Sunday from 10:00am to 11:00am and at the church from 12noon to
service time.


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REV. JOSEPH
PRATT, 73













be Rev. Dr. A Sheldon Higgs assisted by Rev Lavardo
Duncanson, Rev James Pennerman, Rev Hilbert Flowers and

Memorial Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive

and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives

Cedar Crest Funeral Home

DIGNITY IN SERVICE |
Robinson Road and First Street « P.O.Box N-603 ¢ Nassau, N.P., Bahamas -
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328- 1944/393-1352

Teta COM al

: from 10:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and on Sunday at the Church
: from 9:30a.m. to service time.

of # 16 Guanahi Circle Palmetto :
Village, and Johnsons Bay South :
Andros and formerly of O'neals :
Long Island will be held on:
| Sunday March 9th 2008, 11.00a.m. :
at The New'Lively Hope Baptist :
Church, Jerome Avenue and :
Chesapeake Road. Officiating will :



Rev Garland Russell. Interment will be made in Lakeview :

: Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive.
Left with cherished memory are his wife of 51 years Mae :
Ellen Pratt; 3 sons, Stephen, Dave and Daniel Pratt JP; 6 :
daughters, Wendy Brice, Norma Laverne Pinder, Lynette !
Farrington, Louise Wallace, Sandra Rahming and Carolyn :
- Denise Pratt; 1 brother, Bishop David Pratt; 3 daughters- :
in-law, Cheryl, Elda and Camille Pratt; 3 sons-in-law, Paul :
Rahming, Leviticus Farrington and George Brice; 21 grand :
children, Neugyen, Tansey, Tarino, Tanique, Akilah, Akins, :
Cyril, Gracesella, Ira, Rehema, Kryslee, Justin, Craig, Rashad, :
Maurice, Sarina, Antonio, Latrell, Ethan, Tariq, and Zzion; :
8 great grand children, Angel, Justin, Christian, Jade, :
Neugyen II, Jaden, Tarino II, and Luke; 6 sisters- in-law, :
Leotha, Betty and Victoria Pratt, Eliza Miller, Evelyn Rodgers, :
Ruth Duncombe, Rosenell Rodgers, Ruth Rodgers and Maria :
Sweeting, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives :
and friends including, the entire membership of the New :
Lively Hope Baptist Church family, the South Andros family :
the family of the late Rev'd Roger Adderley, the Captain :
Moxey family, James Dames, Rev Garland Russell and family, :
Rev'd Oswald Nixon and family, Pastor Bursil and Mrs. Rolle :
and family, Deacon Theophilis Rolle and family, Bensen and :
Elizabeth Carey, Mrs. Ethel Bartlette and family, Jack Johnson, :
Lionel and Verna Gilbert and family, Mr. Philip "Brave" :
' Davis Sr. and family and the community of Palmetto Village :
: Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest
: Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday
ud friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest :
| Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Saturday ;

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 7



















SHEILAMAE
GILBERT, 33

| of Tin Shop Corner will be held
on Saturday March 8th 2008,
11.00a.m. at Evangelistic Center,
Assemblies of God, Vesey Street.
Officiating will be Pastor Franklyn
L Burrows assisted by Deacon
Oswald Pinder. Interment will be
made in Lakeview Memorial


























Left with cherished memory are her mother Marlene Gilbert,
father Walter Pierre; 1 daughter, Calva Tereka Spence; 5
sisters, Carolyn Dorsette, Margaret Pierre, Sharon Williams,
Vernice and Christine Gilbert; 2 brothers; Rueben Gilbert
and Vicky Pierre; 4 aunts, Rowena and Eetermae Gilbert,
Corene and Claircipian Pierre; 5 uncles, Holman Gilbert,
Joseph, Max, Jim and Alexis Pierre; 8 nieces, Sherika Dorsette
Hepburn, Keithra, Shikena and Tyrese Forbes, DeAndrea,
Valentina, Rebecca and Angel Gilbert; 14 nephews, Daugarina
Forbes, Lavardo Dorsette, Carson and Elton Strachan, Kirkland
and Clarence Woodside, Ricardo, Robert, Robin and Rueben
Jr. Gilbert, Reggio Knowles Tario Brown, John Sands and
Francis Jr. Hunt; 1 brother-in-law, Dwight Williams; 1
nephew-in-law, Robert Hepburn; 4 grand nephews, 6 grand
‘nieces and other relatives and friends including, Tina
Knowles, the Huyler family, Shanell Armbrister, Maydine
Cole, Natheria Lloyd, Mary Higgs, Paula and Chrissy
Cunningham, Crayton Ellis, Calvin Spence, Koafi Bridgewater,
Tiffany Banton, Lashan Pitter, the Perpall family, the staff of
Atlantis Resort, Royal Towers, House Keeping, Onocology
Clinic of the Princess Margaret Hospital and all the people
of Bail and Grants Town and others too numerous to mention.























from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at the Church on Saturday §
from 9:30a.m. to service time.






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Yager funeral Home Crematorium

Queen’s Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 ¢ Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

DUDLEY
NATHANIEL
BYFIELD, 76

formerly of Kingston, Jamaica and
a resident of #21 Allenby Lane,
Freeport will be held on Saturday,
8th March, 2008 at 11:00a.m. at
St. John's Jubilee Cathedral,
Settler's Way, Freeport. Officiating
will be Bishop Godfrey Williams
and interment will follow in the
McLean's Town Public Cemetery.






















































Left to cherish his fond memories are his wife, Velma Pinder-Byfield;
daughters, Dorothea, Caroline and Miriam Byfield; son, Donald
Byfield; step-son, Quincy Hall Sr.; step daughter-in-law, Michelle
Hall; brothers, Daniel Byfield of Cleveland, Ohio, Neville Byfield
of Germany; sisters, Ruby "Enid" Clarke (predeceased), Carmen
Byfield-Pittman of Poughkeepsie, New York, Icyline Samuel of
London, England; grandchildren, Aaron Dean and Lashaun
Colebrooke Jr.; step-grandchildren, Quiniqua, Quincy Jr., & Quintin
Hall; aunt, Ina Campbell of Jamaica; brothers-in-law, Frank Pittman
Jr., Kenneth Samuel, Obed Pinder Jr., Howard "Jim" Pinder, Ted
Pinder; sisters-in-law, Helga Byfield, Florina Laing, Euna Cooper,
Joyce Russell, Donna White, Rosemary Hield, Joanne McIntosh,
Eunice Newbold; nieces, Dr. Janice Samuel, Michelle Pittman Van-
Dyke, Lisa, Patsy and Jean Bogle; nephews, Clive and Barry Bogle,
Dennis Byfield, Daniel Byfield Jr., Carl Williams, Rayandrea Pittman,
Kenneth Aubrey Samuel Jr.; grand nieces, Brittanee and Tyra Van-
Dyke, Kaselia Williams, Kishana Bogle, Mia, Phia; grand nephews,
Khamali Williams, Marcus Pittman-Ramarea Sean; a host of relatives
and friends, Electra Elie-Byfield, Forrester Carroll, Greg Christie,
Derek Carroll, Simon Lewis, Leslie Minus, Ann Percentie Russell,
Pleasant Bridgewater, Oswald Gentle, Ruby Gentle Biggs and the
Gentle family, the Griffiths family, May Campbell and family, Bishop
Winston Adlam, Basil Neymour and family, Bishop Godfrey Williams
| and the St. John's Jubilee Cathedral family, Sis. Vera "Ola" Rolle,
Joy Sands, Helen Whyte and family, Pastor Harrison Pinder and
family, Joe Simmons and family, Roger Charlton and family, Pastor
Napthli Cooper and family, Freeport Holiness Church family, the
Lords House Congregation, Doctor Rolle, Doctor Charity, Nurse
Bain, Nurse Saunders, Sister Barbara Hepburn, Nurse. Stephanie
Evans, Lashaun "Meico" Colebrooke, Culbert Evans Jr., Nigel Dean
Jr., the staff of Freeport News, staff of ZNS, staff of The Office of
the Prime Minister, The Tribune, Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas
Information Service staff, the staff of the former Grand Union and
many others.




Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral Home
& Crematorium, Queens Highway on Friday from 12:00 noon until
6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service
time.



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Pinder's Funeral Home
“Service Beyond Measure”

PALMDALE AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 ° CELL: 357-3617
. RANNIE PINDER President

DEATH NOTICE |

PERCIVAL
(Larry)
FORSYTHE,
94

of Rosetta
‘Street,
Palmdale.

Died at the Princess Margaret
Hospital on Sunday March 2nd,
2008. Predeceased by one son,
Jason; |

| Survived by his wife, Lillian

Forsythe; two daughters; Sharlie
Knowles of Long Island and
Deborah Smith of Grand
Bahama; two sons, Dion and
Larry Forsythe; two sisters,
Hilary Cancino of Nassau, and
Corita Desabrias of Montreal
Canada.
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Semi-Military Service for

HERCULES, 72



Rev’d Stephen Davies and Rev’d Fr. G. Kingsley Knowles.

and Caicos Islands, Arlene, Sylvia Mortimer of Grand Bahama,

and DeMaro Mortimer, Nicholas Belgrave, Lynden Newbold
Jr. and Sheen Newbold; Two (2) Sons-in-law: Mitchell

_ law: Lucia Belgrave; Four (4) Sisters: Muriel Clarke and

Scott of Barbados; Six (6) Nephews: Stephen and Neville
of Barbados, Maurice Clarke of New York, Roger, Ralph
and Ronald Hercules; Two (2) Grand-Nephews: Shane and
Christopher Clarke of Barbados; Three (3) Nieces: Ann

Nieces: Natalia Donkor of England, Vikki and Julia Clarke
Hercules of Barbados; One (1) Great-Grand-Niece: Taylor
Donkor of England; Three (3) Nieces-In-Law: June Clarke
and Patricia Hercules of Barbados, Zelma Clarke of New
York and a host of other relatives and friends including; The
Barbadian-Bahamian Association, Executives and Members

Police Reginald Ferguson.and the Royal Bahamas Police

q Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes



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girsxenpuaecvesaz

Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

: and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from
: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
MR. LINCOLN OSWALD |:

of Village and Tuckeraway Roads :
and formerly of Christ Church, :
Barbados will be held on Saturday, :
March 08th, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at :
Christ Church Cathedral, George :
Street. Officiating will be The Very :
Rev’d Patrick Adderley Assisted :
by Rev’d Fr. Michael Gittens, |

Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.



Left to cherish his memories are Children: Michael Belgrave 3
of California, Claudette Basden of Provodenciales, The Turk |
: Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
Sheena Newbold, Stefon Carey, Lincoln Jr. and Lavell Carey; :
Three (3) Grand-daughters: Michaela Josey, Deshanah :
Mortimer and Stella Belgrave; Five (5) Grand-sons: Delano |
: Shykell Wilchcombe and Antonia “tony” Pearce; Seven (7)
} “Il | Brothers: Lee Sanchez Dormeus, Lamar, Leon and Michael
Mortimer and Lynden Newbold Sr.; One (1) Daughter-in :
. ? Newbold; Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Exantus Dormeus,
Evelyn Hercules of Barbados, Lorna, Velda Brathwaite of :
England; Two (2) Brother: Dillon Hercules and Randolph :

: Russell, Lisa Munnings, Dellarese Gray, Patrice and Kim
: Cadet, Cathy Spencer, Carolyn Joseph-Dormeus, Inez Moncur,
| Shirley Kemp off Abaco, Elaine and Olga Wilchcombe,
pi ] ) : Maggie, Shelly, Christine Rolle; Seventeen (17) Uncles:
Clarke, Wendy Brathwaite and Jennifer; Six (6) Grand- :
: WKE | Lifet Cadet, Eldridge Parker Sr., Ellison Russell, Antoine
of Barbados, Shara Clarke of New York, Natalie and Tricia :
: and Chris Wilchcombe, Neville Kemp and Cecil Moncur
: and a host of other relatives and friends including: The
: Bahamas Red Cross Society, The Graduating Class of 2008
: of C. V. Bethel Senior High School, The Calvary Deliverance
l ; : 1 VA : Church family and other's too numerous to mention.
of RBPF Retired Police Officers, Acting Commissioner of :

: Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes
Force and others too numerous to mention. | and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from
: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.

' until service time at the Church.




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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 9

JAMIL LEON OBIE
CET
WILCHCOMBE, 17

of Pinewood Gardens will be held
on Saturday, March 08th, 2008 at
10:00 a.m. at Calvary Deliverance
Church, East Street South.
Officiating will be Pastor James
Newry Assisted by Elder Albert
Campbell and Elder Ricardo

Clark. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums,-John F.




































Left to cherish his memories are his Parents: Exanna Dormeus
and Leon G. Wilchcombe; Three (3) Sisters: Nekita and
Wilchcombe, Charlie and Christoff Edwards and Leonardo

Lamary Cadet, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilchcombe; Sixteen
(16) Aunts: Stephanie Moxey, Lucianna Parker, Stephanie

Eddie, Dwayne and Sammy Dormeus, Lukie, Ramon and

Munnings, Donnie Moxey, Dave Gray, Ellison Russell, Jerry
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RUSSELL & PINDER’S|
FUNERAL HOME

Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 - Freeport, Grand Bahamas







lat eyez) Mel ade ee EL



ROSANELL
BARTLETT, 73

of Pinder's’Point, Grand Bahama,
will be held on Saturday, March
8, 2008 at 10:00am. At Church
of the Good Shepherd, Pinder's
Point, Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Rev. Erma
Ambrose, assisted by Fr. Curtis
Robinson. Interment will follow
in the Pinder's Point Cemetery.














Left to mourn her passing are grandsons, Stephan and
Terrane Bartlett; adopted sons, Dwight and Brandon
Bartlett; aunt, Victoria Wilkenson; uncle, Benjamin Grant;
sisters-in-law, Veronica Russell and Rosanell Grant;
nieces, Jaunita Pinder, Louise Kelly, Paulette Minder,
Renay Johnson, Sharon Dawkins, Robin, Cindy and
Icelyn Grant, Kitty Fishbacher and Cleola Russell;
nephews, Terrance, Floyd, Michael, Mark, Gileon, Phillip
and Milton Grant, Perry, Terrnace and Kingsley Grant;
fifty grand nieces and nephews, godchild, Emma Romer;
nieces-in-law, Millicent Rolle-Bartlett, Emenald Cooper,
Cleo, Newbold, Carnetta Edgecombe, Prescolita Clough,
Gloria Bartlett, Ethel Laing, Elenetia Bartlett, Syliva and
Josephine Bartlett, Maraget Smith, Valerie, Rita, Jacquelyn,
Luisa, Inez, Donna Grant and Lillian Bassett; nephews-
in-law, Rev. Leonard Pinder, James Kelly, Haron Dawkins,
Charles Minder, Charles II, Charles I, James and Edward
Bartlett, Addison Kennedy, Rufus, Cleveland and Deon
Russell; other relatives and friends including, Alfred and
Thomas Rolle, Rosetta Rolle, Fr. Curtis Robinson and
family, Rev. Erma Ambrose and family, Fr. Norman
Lightbourne and family, Fr. Harry Ward and family,
Nancye Miller, Mable Russell and family, Mrs Velma
Burrows, Mrs Marie Georges Louima, Della McPhee,
Victoria Delancy, Kingsley Grant, Brenda Simms and
family, Sybilene Cooper and the Church of the Good
Shepherd family.






























Family will receive friends at Russell & Pinder Funeral
Home on Friday, March 7, from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. and
on Saturday March 8, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. until service
time at the church.




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Hutler’s Funeral Homes
& Crematoriwn -

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

Funeral Announcement

MRS. ANTOINETTE
‘ ELIZABETH
ADDERLEY, 67








of Staniel Cay, Exuma will
be held on Saturday, March
O8th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at
Christ Church Cathedral,
George Street and formerly
of Deadman’s Cay, Long
Island. Officiating will be
The Very Rev'd Patrick
Adderley Assisted by Rev’d
Far. Michael Gittens and Rev’d Stephen Davies.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.



















Mrs. Adderley will be greatly missed by her loving.
and dedicated Husband: Kirkwood Adderley; One
(1) Daughter: Joy D’Arville; One (1) Son: Sean
Adderley; Two (2) Granddaughters: Diandrea
D’Arville and Andrea Knowles; Two (2) Grandsons:
Alexander Knowles and Rhoderique D’ Arville; One
(1) Son-in-law: Capt. Rhoderique D’Arville; Two
(2) Sisters: Rachel Burrows and Asenath Cartwright;
One (1) Brother: Spence Cartwright; One (1) Aunt:
Ermie Cartwright; One (1) Brother-in-law: Garfield
Burrows; Two (2) Nieces: Elizabeth Rahming and
Antonia Burrows; Two (2) Nephews: Francis and
Alexis Burrows; Three (3) Grandnephews: Andre,
Elliot and Aiden Rahming; One (1) Nephew-in-law:
Winton Rahming and a host of other relatives and
friends including: The Very Rev’d Patrick and Mrs.
Astrid Adderley and the Christ Church Cathedral
Church family especially the members of Cell “G”
and the entire Community of Deadman’s Cay, Long
Island and others too numerous to mention.


















Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.



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LILLIAN BEATRICE

HUDSON,
affectionately called

"Auntie", "Lilly", 78

of Harbour Island, will be held on
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Lighthouse
Church Of God, Harbour Island,
Bishop Samuel Higgs, assisted by

Charles Dean will officiate and
interment will follow in St.
Catherine’s Cemetery, Harbour Island.

Precious memories will forever live
on in the hearts of her 5 Children: Lorenzo Hutchinson, Marionette
Cartwright, Jessie Romero, Yvette Higgs and Tanya Hutchinson; 8
Grandchildren: April, June, May, Ronald, Dawn, Bianca, Jammi and
Brittany; 2 Great-grandchildren: Kamera and Kourtni; 2 Sisters: Rita
Barry and Mary Cleare; 3 Brothers: Bishop Herman Saunders, Joseph
and Donald Saunders; 2 Adopted Sons: Lawrence Thompson and Kevin
Johnson; Adopted Daughter: Latisha Brown; Adopted Sister: Jesilee
Mackey; 155 Nieces and Grandnieces; 140 Nephews and
Grandnephews including: Michael and Elosie Knowles, Ena Sawyer,
Lorna Culmer, Bishop Samuel and Betsy Higgs, Bishop Dudley and
lonie Kelly, Bishop Charles and Mackell Dean, David Barry, Alec and
Lois Barry, Patrice Barry, Valarie Sands, Phillip Saunders, Jan Saunders,
Sheila Francis, Stephanie Roberts, Coralee Percentie, Meagan and
Marcian Saunders, Margaret Rose Major, Jan Rahming, Ismae Moss,
Joey Cunningham and their families; Godsister: Jacqueline Percentie;
2 Sons-in-law: Samuel Cartwright and James Higgs; Daughter-in-
law: Delarie Hutchinson; Brother-in-law: William Cleare; Sisters-in-
law: Marie, Consuela, Emily Geraldine Saunders, Aleeta Hudson and
Mildred Neilly; other Relatives and Friends including: Cyril and
Janice Major, Shirley Cunningham, Lionel and Jesslyn, Charles and
Rosina Archer and their families, Leonie Neely, the family of the late
Gwendolyn Davis, Alfred and Nora Albury, Margaret Grant, Sheila
Saunders, Olga Higgs, Elizabeth Higgs, Olivia Parkinson, Denzil and
Patsina Higgs, Harriet Powell, Berlin and Penny Cleare, Beverly Higgs,
Ruby Percentie, Eunice Sweeting, Christiana Thompson, Florine Major
and family, Eva Percentie, Edwin Hutchinson, Bertram Sawyer, Laura
Higgs, Miriam Rolle, Melvern Williams, Betty Merill, Edith Cleare,
Joseph and Lola Saunders, Eloise Johnson, Elosie Roberts, Alsaida
Johnson of Miami, FL., Percival and Pastor Curtlin Johnson, Percival
and Dorothy Johnson, Glenroy and Elaine Aranha, Patricia Cash, Patricia
Fisher, Barbara Woods, Mildred Roberts, Cecilia McPhee, Rose Moss,
Dashiel and Edith Roberts, Joyce Roberts, Theresa Fairweather, Joyce

-Cleare, Alafair Berkel, Pastor Diana Culmer, Auralee Thompson, Wendy
Collie, Angela Johnson, Vhaul Thompson, Wade Higgs, Jennifer Cleare,
Rosalie Stewart, Carnard Bethel, Archie Nairn, Craig and Sanny

Mortimer, Terry Deveaux, Gaylene Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and

the staff of Super Value, staff of Sawyers Food Store, staff of the

Administrators and Post Office, the entire membership of the Lighthouse

Church of God, Mr. Chrisfield Johnson and the Progressive Liberal

Party Harbour Island Branch, the staff of Female Medical | and the

Commonwealth Funeral Aome,
ab Independence Drive « Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR

Bishop Dudley Kelly and Bishop ~






THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 11









Intensive Care Unit of The Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctor Mensah
and the staff of the Harbour Island Clinic, and oles relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.





Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME,
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE ON Thursday from 2:00-7:30 p.m., and at
the church in Harbour Island on Friday from 5 p.m. to service time.










GLADYS ANN
HEPBURN, 59

of Dundas Town, Abaco, will be held
on Saturday, 11 a.m. at Church of
God, Dundas Town, Abaco. Pastor
Anthony Campbell assisted by
Brother Jerry Cornish will officiate
and interment will follow in the
Public Cemetery, Dundas Town,
Abaco.













Left to cherish her memories: Her
Mother: Naomi Hepburn; Brothers:

Arnold Hepburn Ik; Wendell Cornish, James and Joel Hepburn;

Sisters: Dendelia Hepburn, Eulamae Pinder, Patrice Rolle; Sandrina
and Delrosa Hepburn; Uncle: Alfred Murray; Aunts: Miriam Murray
and Leah Humes; Nephews: Neville and Michael Humes, Marvin Dean,

Tod and Ted Cornish, Andrew Calma, Mark and Marvin Russell, Analdo
Dawkins, Jamal Hepburn, Adrian, Anthony and Quintin Cornish, James
Hepburn Jr., Zyandric and Dwayne Jones, Demetrio Hepburn and
Delmar Saunders; Nieces: Karen Antonio, Claudine Burrows, Tameka
Dawkins, Nichole Fox and Dewina Hepburn; Brother-in-law: Edward
Rolle; Sisters-in-law: Modena Hepburn, Yvonne Cornish, Emerald and
LeEaster Hepburn; a host of other relatives and friends including:
Daniel, Oswald, Cedric, Fred, Calman, Eric, Elvern, Elton and Wayne
Parker, Macy Cooper, Doris Thompson, Charles Bootle, Ahswell,
Marcell, Zyndall, Debreth Johnly Murray, Jennie Mae Hoyt, Shirley
McIntosh, Betty Nairn, Andrea Johnson, Julie Edgecombe, Randy,
Caroline and Derek Humes; Lillian Parker, Hartman Cooper, Sharon
Bootle, Tarnisha Pearl, Mildred and Monica Murray, Edward Hoyt,
Austin McIntosh, Mike Nairn, Freeman Johnson; Bishop Clifford
Henfield and family, Gordon Burrows, Pastor Anthony Campbell and
family, Pastor Lernis Cornish and family, Flora Lowe, Bethsheba Clarke,
Larry Williams and family, Ernie Scott, Malcolm and Wendy Hepburn
(Canada), Alvett and Althea Mills and family, Olivia Nesbitt and family,
the Church of God, Dundas Town, the staff at the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic.




























Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 10:30-1 p.m. and at the
church in Dundas Town on Friday from 5 p.m. to service time on
Saturday.







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Rack of Anes F Funeral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 « Fax: 328-8852

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eile = SSIs FOR

BERNADETTE
ATILUS, 51

Haiti,



children, Bency and Markenson Louis, Madeline Theodoris,



and family, Deaconess Philomene Guilee and fannie: Rev.
| Bazile and family, and Deacon Jean Paul Derlius and family,
_ Members of Berean Evangelical Baptist Church, Aleria
_ Valmera, Limage Lutcuma, Benot Jr. Baptiste; Frisnel

ee adei oe Sandilands villace . Charles, Paul Joseph, Julrista Joseph, Molicer, Kalatine,

_Rd., and formerly of Jean Rabel, K athlean, Stacy, Melissa, Justina, Ida, Camilise, Kelly,
will be held at:
Metropolitan Church of The |
Nazerene, East Street Saturday |
March 8th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. |
Left to cherish het memory | Friends may pay their last respects at Rock Of Ages Funeral





Louisina, Andrine, Elphie, Janine, Selina Cartwright, Jackie,
Northe, Patrice Rahming, Patrice Major, Rosie Datus,

Nathan and Corey, The Housekeeping staff of the Cove
and the Sandals family.

Chapel, Wulff Rd. and Pinedale on Friday from 10:00 a.m.

— to 6:00 d at the church on Saturday f 12:00
Jacqueline Smith; adopted daughter, Monique Alcy; | : Deo ee eee

| Claudette Peirre, and Nerline Joseph; sons-in-law, Shawn
Smith, Guiller Therodis, and Garath Rayan; daughters- :
in-law, Miriam Louis and Regine Louis; sisters, Alicia,
Florida, and St. Hilia Atilus; brothers, St. Hilien, St Hiiaire; |
Daniel, Francoeur and Elisner Atilus; sister-in-law, Gloria, |
Charitable, Maxine, Kerline and Phirana Atilus; brothers- :
in-law, Samuel Louis; and St. Julien Senatus; grand
children, Brittney, Jahmal and Jaquan Smith, Jerry, Bensly, :
Sally and Marcus Louis; uncles, Moravien Dossouis, St.
Haman, Mericidien and Cegilus Atilus; aunts, Elaine and -
Elizabeth Dossous, Angela Senatis, Mericilc Toma and |
Vilcius Choute; nieces, Rosenie, Anelisa, Ysemanette, |
Joslia, Aciline, Dieudila, Gladys, Ysana, Wi Imide, Chelone, |
Sandia, Miley, Dianna Suze, Tatianna, Kethe, and Daline; :
nephews, Wander, Diory, Watson, Lamenet, Eleian, Waly, |
John Witlen Winsly, Bedly, John WitIloue, Wolsen and :
Ruben; 15 grandneices and 2 grand nephews; cousins, |
Merifranc Snatus and family, Chavannes Atilus and family, |
Waner Atilus and family, Moncius Atilus and family, Orelien |
Atilus and family, Phylis Atilus and family, Wilkenson |
Mattheus and family, Elisnot Sanatus and family, Eldura |
Sentus and family, Louvinne Jodseph, Hercul Rosenne, |
Christiane Atilus, Mertilia Maurepass, Juliette Atilus and |
Alisna Choute; godchildren, Elphie Faugue, Scuntia |
Senatus, Jonis Petit Homme and Louisina Noel; other |
relatives and friends including, Anthony Estime, Rev. |
Dr. Jean Paul Charles and famiy, Celimise Octelus, Micius |
Estime, Deacon Yves Cherenfent and family, Deacon |
Rigueur, Dieujuste and family, Deacon St. Hilaire Sana |

noon until funeral time.

JOSANNA
BELL, 51

a resident of Lazaretta Road and
formerly of Haiti, will be held at
Ebenezer Evangelical Church,
Carmichael Road, Saturday,
March 8th at 2:00 p.m. Officiating
will Rev. Laurent Papouloute
assisted by other ministers of the
. gospel. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetry Cowpen Road.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother Mademe Carida
Deceus; children, Josanna Danices, Mona Darius, Rosales,
Dameus Darius; brothers, Angelot Bell, Wilson Julien,
Romel Bell, Octave Larose, and a host of other relatives
and friends including, Rev. Laurent Papouloute, Pastor A.
Bazile and the church family of Ebenezer Evangelical
Church.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock Of Ages Funeral
Chapel, Wulff Road and Pinedale on Saturday from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 1:00
until funeral time.





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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 13

Vaughn O. Jones
MEMORIAL CENTER

“Honoring the memories of loved ones”

INEZ MURSAY
CAREY, 77

of Moores Lane, Wulff Road and }
formerly of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera :
will be held on Saturday March 8th, :

@ 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at East Street Gospel :
| Chapel, East Street. Officiating will be
Pastor Thomas Roberts assisted by other :
Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will :
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

Road.

Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of her one daughter,
Sandra Carey; six sons, Charles, Gary, Lawrence, Shane, Elvin and
Terrance Carey; twenty-three grandchildren, Brian, Latasha, Jason,

Latannia, Johanna, Gary J, India, Latoya, Nykeisha, Gary L, Quadelia, :
Garren, Mario, Mario S, Jerome, Renaldo, Elvin Jr., Elvardo, Eric, :

Delneisha, Lashonda, Akirra and Terrance Jr.; sister, Clasandra

Gibson; two brothers, Elvin and Sidney Thompson; three :
daughters-in-law, Sylvia, Gina and Lolamae Carey; seven brothers- :

in-law, Harcourt Gibson, Leo, Kenneth, Eugene, John and Wesley :
: Laurie Livingston; father, Redwin Kemp; six sisters, Deborah,

Carey and George Bethel; fourteen great-grandchildren, Dante,

Noel, Najenty, Naeem, Kobe, Kamren, Kayla, Terry, Gabriel, Jerome
Jr., Sabri, Angela, Delneko and Cadre; two grand sons-in-Iaw, :
Jamaal Brown and Adrian Tucker; nieces and nephews, Deidre :
LaRoda, Vanessa, Allen, Cathy, Carroll, Susan, Barbara, Teisha, :
Judy, Faye, Paulette, Linda, Renee, Calliope Longley, Margaret :
Smith, Gilda Dean, Judith, Joy, Cheryl, Kerri, Patrona Crawford, :
Lenni Thompson, Elvin Jr., Vernon, Glenn, Thaddeus, Larry, Winston, :
Anthony, Withfield, Bernard, Scoot, Vaughn, James Jr., Jerry, Neville, :
Hiriam, Leo Jr., Charles, Derek, Michael, Ricky, J ohn, Ivan, Cyril,
Norman and Kenneth; and a host of other relatives and friends :
including, Renee Thompson, Urene Nottage, Unice Cooper, Ena :
Thompson, Asa Bethel, Sheila Santiago, Pastor Thomas Roberts :
and family, Pastor Ed Dorsett and family, Sisters Eloise Sweeting,
Louise Moxey, Nora Dorsett, Rosalee Turner and the entire East :
Street Gospel Chapel family, Winston Carey and family, Alice :
Campbell, Jennifer Smith and family, The Beckles, Sears, Lopez, :
Thompson, Russell and Collie families, The Majestic Tours family :

and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force family.

ET

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn O. Jones
Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the Church on apa from 10:00
a.m. to service time.

DOMINIQUE
DEL'RICO
LIVINGSTON, 33

of Soldier Road will be held on
Saturday March 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m
| at Church of God of Prophecy, Minnie
-| Street and Cordeaux Avenue.
Officiating will be Bishop Solomon
{ Humes assisted by other ministers of
the gospel. Cremation will follow.

Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of his mother,

Vivian, Vieanna, Mascushla, Karen and Kimberly; four brothers,
Valentino, Vaughn, John and Kenneth Kemp; six uncles, Luell
Kemp, Edwin Kemp and James Kemp, Michael Brooks, Franklin
Brooks and Paul Brooks; eleven aunts, Theresa Brooks, Sharon
Thomson, Lillian, Eloise Livingston, Cleora Backer, Petrol Roberts,
Sheila Rosse, Bertheme Laing and Iris Williams, Lorraine and
Cynthia Backer; nieces and nephews, Jevon, Valeninique, Kendolyn,
Angelica, Hesinique, Michael, ZarZar, Trevor, Demetria, Deja-vu,
Valention Jr., Poncho, Cameron, Dakota; cousins, Vanessa, Vance,
Verionique, Vandissa, Vasco, Vallone, Elliot, Antonia, Hope, Princess,
Demetrius, Charon, Troy, Triano, Callile, Targe, Inspector Sean,
Rodrigo, Elva, Scherreaz, Nadia, Diago, Denton, Derven, girlfriend
Cynthia and Loya Deal, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held in the "Heritage Suite" of Vaughn O. Jones
Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00
am to service time.

a Road and Primrose Street,
a aay Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 © 24 Hour Emergency 434-9220/380-8077



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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



NASSAU —
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
. P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

TUT YUM yin ee)

GLADYS MINERVA
HIELD, 83
OF WEST END, GRAND BAHAMA AND

) FORMERLY OF COCONUT GROVE,
MIAMI, FLORIDA WILL BE HELD AT

E) ST. MARY MAGDALENE ANGLICAN :
*| CHURCH, WEST END, GRAND }

BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8,

2008 AT 11:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL :

_ BE PASTOR PETER DAMES ASSISTED }

BY PASTOR OSWALD NESBITT. :

INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE WEST END PUBLIC CEMETERY.

Left to mourn her passing are her Special Friend: James Roker; five Sons: }
Elgin, Whitney, Earlin, David Hield and James Roker; five Daughters: Lovely :
Pollard, Bertha, Joan, Sallereene and Marilyn Hield; three adopted Children: :
Peter, Paul and Sheila; twenty-one Grandchildren: Sherene, Nick, Whitlene, :
Whitman Jr., Peterson, Samuel, Nacarl, April, Earlin Jr., Roshima, Bisa, }
Jarrard, Eugene, Eugina, Tehran, Devon, Katrina, Jamese, Jamika and Janea; }
eleven Great grandchildren: Shalaya, Jeffery, Kadeisah, Shakeal, Sam, }
Joshua, Keshon, Ruth, Sasha D’Andre, and Breanna; one Sister: Mable :
Colton; eight Nieces: Claudette, Shree, Lasha, Rhonda, Diane, Yvonne, :
' Sandra and Rozetta; five Nephews: Anson, Xavier, Craig, Douglas and
Sherwood; one Aunt: Brenda Laing of Nassau; one Uncle: William Butler; i FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.
two Daughters-in-law: Gwen and Luanna Hield, three Granddaughters- :
in-law: Linda Hield, Sandra Rolle and Pattie Minnis, thirty-three Grandnieces
and nephews; thirteen: great grandnieces and nephews; three Godchildren: }
Jenny Barr, Oswald Nesbitt and Icelyn, and a host of other Relatives and :
Friends including: Westley and Viola Annie Lewis, Joyce Smith, Hilton :
Cooper, Mable Russell, Ruthmae Cooper and family, Esterlee Noyan Miller, °
Natilda Gopaul, Alecia Thompson and family, Doug Severa, Orian Seymour
and family, Addison Culmer and family, James Culmer and family, Hilton }
Bowleg and family, Rev. Anthony Gant and family, Hortense Roker and :
family, Playboy, Millis Newton, Kay, Robert, Joy and the Grant family, Cyril
Lewis and family, Rejoina Carey and family, Rowena Saunders and family, }
Sabrina Laing and family, Loretta Laing and family, Maudie Joyce, Margaret,
Obie Wilchcombe, MP for West End and Bimini, Madline Pinder and family, :
Evans Williams and family, The Bowleg family, Rejoina Martin and family, }
Father Stephen Grant, Glen Woodside, Lenwood and Artis Neely and family,
Douglas Grant Sr., Jewel Grant, Eunrice Moss and family ,Wheatley Russell :
and family, Betty Bullard and family, Fred McKenzie and family, Pastor ;
Dean and family, Sherryanne Audrey and the Hield family, Diane Johnson,
Anthony Hepburn and family, Eric Woods, Paula Deveaux, Bruce and Olga }
Hanna and family, Tappy, Betty, Reese, Kay Vincent and family, Maria :
Johnson and family, Maureen and Lisel Bethel, Cedrel and Hattie Williams :
and family, Mae and Hermis Saunders, Gladstone Young and family, Ms. }
Danelle Saunders, Landa McKenzie, Juliet Smith and family, Romeo Smith } MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST
~ and family, Mrs. Watson and family, Gloria Thomas and family, Rev. Armold } CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM
Pinder Jr. and family, Pastor Green and End Time Ministires family, Water i
Cay, West End and Grand Cay Family, the Eastern Star Lodge family, the }
Church of the Nazarene family, St. Peter Church family, Staff and Patient at



: the Grand Bahama Home of the Age, St. Michael Church family, the entire
West End Community and many others to numerous to mention.

i VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “PERPETUAL SUITE” OF
i RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM LIMITED,
-11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY
i FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY
i FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

EVELYN “MISS. MAVIS”
REYNOLDS, 75

OF #9 PIONEERS WAY, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF
ST. CATHERINE, JAMAICA WILL BE
HELD AT CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD,
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8,
2008 AT 1:00P.M. OFFICIATING WILL
BE BISHOP ARTHUR KNOWLES

4+ ASSISTED BY REV. STEVE DEAN.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE
GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE,

Left to cherish her memories are her one Daughter: Veneita Linden; four
Granddaughters: Karlene and Tanya Linden, Audlene and Gabrielle Swann;
one Step Granddaughter: Lorna Rolle; two Grandsons: Kingsley Linden
Jr. and Jason Swann Jr.; thirteen Great grandchildren: Harry Miller, Jeffrey
Swain, Marcus Linden, Bam Bam, Junior, James, Jeremy, Thurston and
Cassinique Linden, Devonique and Devonia Forbes and Ashleigh Swann;
one Grandniece: Carlene McFarlane one Son-in-law: Audley Swann; one
Granddaughter-in-law: Deniece Swann; two Grandsons-in-law: Mario
Taylor and James Thurston; and a host of other Relatives and Friends
including: Mr. and Mrs. Higgs, Mr. and Mrs. Pinder, Mr. and Mrs. Hanna,
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Edison
Gibson, Oscar Curtis, Kevin and Chucky Bastian, Janet Marshall, Naomi and
John Benoti, Lorena and Leonard Simmons, Elva Saunders, Marina Linden,
Kenvlyn Wallace, Elaine Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Inez Hepburn,
Mattie, Maxine, Yvonne and the entire Swann Family, Linden family, Waldrons
family, Joyce, Pearl, Enid, Doctors and Nurses at the Rand Memorial Hospital
especially ICU Department, Dr. Rolle, Dr. Shariff, Dr. Ohueyi, Dr. Darville,
Nurse Williams, Grant, Vincent and Pierre, Social Services Department
especially Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Missick and Mrs. Lundy.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “SERENITY SUITE” OF RESTVIEW

10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH FROM
11:30 AM UNTIL SERVICE TIME.


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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 15

Reslsias Memorial Moluary
and Cromalouum Limiled

FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 e Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier Rea reas N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

CHESTER FREDRICK
SMITH, 45

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH,

COOPER JR. AND MINISTER BERTRAM ROBERTS.
_ CEMETERY.

Left to cherish fond memories are his Mother: Myrtle Louise
‘Rolle and Ronald Smith; three Sisters: Velta Gibson, Monique

Smith and Linda Hepburn-Malcolm; eight Nieces: Claretta Jones,
Nicoya Jones, Niquencia Brennan, Malkia Jones, K’lysa Rolle,

Brenae Gibson, Brittany Malcolm and Xaviera Jones; five :
Nephews: Nikeno Jones, Cameron Gibson, Kriston Smith, Taron :
Smith and Ryan Malcolm; three Grand Nephews: Stanley Cooper, :
Ramon Cooper and Taija Brennan; five Grand Nieces: Courtney :
Jones, Dionne Alleyne, Malique McKenzie, Raven McCartney |

and Kamoy Jones; two Uncles: Denzil and Harold Grant; two
Aunts: Eloise Cooper and Barbara Grant; three Brothers-in-
law: Brendon Gibson, Leon Smith and Barry Malcolm; one Sister-
in-law: Claudette Rolle; Grand Aunt: Rejournor Ross of Chicago;
God Mother: Emily Bevans; God Brothers: Dwight and Dave

| Bevans and Benny Roberts; God Sisters: Beulah Cooper, Lois :

Cooper, Sheila Ingraham, Priscilla Cooper; Relatives and special
friends: Horatio & Hazel Baillou, Isaac Laing, Betty Roberts &
family, Rose Cooper, Nelta Flemming, Doreen Pinder & family,
Loris Pinder & family, Betty Newman, Rose Gibson & family,

Helen Brennan, Louise Thompson, Lois Kelly, Reverend Lawrence :
& Mother Theresa Pinder, Coramae Bridgewater & family, Sanfra :
Harris & family, Avery & Cynthia Wildgoose, Darren & Phyllis :

Cooper, Sheena Turnquest & family, Collins, Miranda, Leslie,
John, & Leslie Grant, Minister Lillian Pinder & Family, Gretal
Mather & family, Dorcus Mitchell, Rueben, Burnell & Amytres

Pinder, Florence Ingraham & Family, Mae Simmons & family,



: Rosalee Cancino, Minister Henry & Luzette Cooper, Pastor Joel
: Saunders & family, Elvenia McIntosh & family, William &
: Virginia Cooper & family, Rueben “Bishop” Roberts, Sherwin
: Roberts,

OF HIGH ROCK, GRAND 3 Eudene Heild & family; Mizpah Young & family, Chappie Bartlett

BAHAMA WILL BE HELD AT Bella Newton & family, Lionel McIntosh & family, the Martin

HIGH ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA 2 & Wildgoose families of Eight Mile Rock, especially Emmanuel
ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008 :
_ | AT 10:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL : . ‘ - aes
~ | BE REV. LAWRENCE G. PINDER | a host of extended family and friends including: Betty

ASSISTED BY MINISTER HENRY family, Carol Higgs-Jones & family, and the St. Vincent De Paul

INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE HIGH ROCK PUBLIC iy:
| VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “IRENIC SUITE” OF
|-RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND

Smith; four Brothers: Clarence Jones, Benjamin Rolle, Kenneth CREM TORIO ME TIMITED, Jie ESOT CORAL ROD.

Matthew Kemp & family, Selva Cooper & family,
& family, Jackie McIntosh & family, Jenny Pinder & family,
Baptist Church family and the entire settlements of High Rock
and East End Grand Bahama, St Nicholas Anglican Church, and

Entzminger *: Squiggy of Washington DC, Steven Hepburn &

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00

A.M TO 6:00 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH
: FROM 8:30 AM UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

JUSTIN DUCAS, 43

OF MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
| AND FORMERLY OF PORT AU
PAIX, HAITI WILL BE HELD AT
| TRUMPET ASSEMBLY OF GOD,
“7 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO ON
SATURAY, MARCH 8, 2008 AT
11:00A.M. OFFICIATION WILL BE
REV. CARLTON DORSETTE.

Left to cherish his memories are his

7 Wife: Adilia Ducas; seven Children including: Marc-Herny,
: Sony, Carlene, Ania and Gabriel Ducas; Parents: Mr. and Mrs.

é 1 Jean Ducas; three Sisters: Mary, Claudette and Ciet Ducas; three .
| Wildgoose, Evangelist Alfreda Roberts, Iva Cooper, Roselyn :

Brothers including: Raymond Ducas and Nelson Tido and a host’

en : of other Relatives and Friends including: Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Lottie Roberts, Virginia Bridgewater & family, Ida Rolle, Erma :

Laing & Family, Ronnie & Marilyn Laing, Vangie Roberts, & :
family, William Saunders, Shantan Bullard, the Rolle family of :
West End, Rosetta Kemp & family, Army Munnings & family, :

Wooters, Patch and the entire Haitian Community of Marsh
Harbour.


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Restvine Memorial Moluary
and Crematouum Limited



FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ° Fax: (242) 340-8034

E FUNERAL SERVICES FOR |

MRS. ZELMA
ALBURY-SAUNDERS, 35

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008.

Children: Antonia Gray and Javar Saunders; four Sisters:

Michelle Green; three Brothers: William Green Jr.,
David Eleberth and Alexander Green, Numerous Nieces,



Relatives and Friends

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

MR. JERMAIN ANTHONY
BATSON, 27

WEST END ON SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008.

He is survived by his Wife: Maureen Pinder-Batson;
_ Children: Brittney, Tyrique and Laiah Batson; Mother:

Sisters: Pauline and Meshawn Batson; two Brothers:
Andrew and Oral Batson; Father-in-law: Elmore Pinder;
two Sisters-in-law: Karon Johnson and Kim Pinder;



one Brother-in-law: Marvin Johnson; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles :

and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

MRS. JACQUELINE MARY
FORELLI, 71 —

RAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON TUESDAY,
MARCH 4, 2008.

She is survived by her Husband: Andrew Forelli and
a host of other relatives and Friends.

MRS. KASMAH PINDER, 68

OF BAILEY TOWN, BIMINI DIED AT HER
RESIDENCE ON MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008.

Children: Kelsey and Laurice Pinder and Laurine Rolle;
Jr., Gepetto Rolle, Niquito Roberts and Fantaisa

and Treniecia: four Sisters: Freda Rolle, Portia Stuart.





Pr os ES ME LL NS ALR LE AL IETS ER SE EL RET SA IA ETE ER

OF #2 HUDSON AVENUE, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA DIED AT HER RESIDENCE ON :

She is survived by her Husband: Jarrid Saunders; two

Andrea Albury, Paulamae Thurston, Nickey and

Nephews, Aunts and Uncles and a host of other



OF WEST | END GRAND BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF KINGSTON, JAMAICA DIED IN :

Evelyn Louis Batson; Father: Nezille Batson; two



OF HUNTINGTON STATION, NEW YORK AND
FORMERLY OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK A :
VISITOR TO GRAND BAHAMA DIED AT THE :



She is survived by her Husband: Malcolm Pinder; three
five Grandchildren: Tremaine Brown, Jack Levarity :

Williams; three Great grandchildren: Mateo, Samiya

Rhonda Braynen and Elector McNiel; three Brothers: Cleveland, Rev. Rubert and

: .Stacy Rolle; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.



MR. MEVOICI
INNOCENT, 83

OF EIGHT MILE ROCK AND FORMERLY OF ST.
LOUIS, DU NORD, HAITI DIED AT THE PRINCESS
MARGARET HOSPITAL ON MONDAY, MARCH
3, 2008.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE
ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

MRS. MALINDA SAMANDA
COOPER, 28

OF #31 SPINNEY ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA DIED IN SAN DONINGO ON TUESDAY,
MARCH 4, 2008.

She is survived by her Husband: Franklyn Cooper; two
1 Sons: Franklyn Jr. and Ethan Cooper; Mother: Jennevy
Cooper; Father: Joseph Gardiner; three Sisters: Melissa
Cooper, Melonie Ferguson and Moesha Laing; two
Brothers: Lavan and Kelson Gardiner; Grandmother:
Eurina Cooper; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a host
of other Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER.

BABY TIARA CARTIER
NAOMI RODGERS,
3 MONTHS

OF #9 SOUTH MALL DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA DIED AT THE RAND MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008.

She is survived by her Parents: Tawari I and Sheryl
Rodgers; three Brothers: Tawari II, Tristen and T’ Avion
Rodgers; Grandparents: Miriam and Edison Johnson,
Bishop Sobig and Elizabeth Kemp and a host of other
Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES






SAMUEL
THEO BERNARD
DEVEAUX, 70



































































Cemetery, Tyler Street.





DBemeritte’s Funeral

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

-FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

| a resident of #20 Kenilworth Avenue, will }
| be held on Saturday at 11:45 a.m.
| Officiating will be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc.
‘ and Mser. Alfred Culmer, assisted by Rev. :
| Deacon Peter Rahming, Rev. Deacon }
Maxwell Johnson and Rev. Deacon Samuel :
Mitchell. Interment follows in Catholic :

Precious memory will forever linger in the ;
hearts of his loving wife of fifty-two }
years,Irma; 8 children, Pearlie Deveaux-Stubbs, Antonio, Brenda and Ricardo i
Deveaux, Linda Francis, Samuel." Junior" Deveaux, Dominic and Jermaine
Deveaux; one sister, Inez Deveaux-Brown; five brothers, Edward "Sharkie", :
Ivan and Johnathan Deveaux of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Levi Deveaux of
New York and Emmerson Thurston; 12 granchildren, Carlesia Burrows, }
Genell Sands, Georgia Robinson, Tavares and Tavia Nottage, Krysta Moxey,
Brandon Deveaux and Tiana Williams, Dr. Don Diego Deveaux, Antonia }
Deveaux, Liam, and Danica Deveaux; two aunts, Lucy Knowles and :
Marguerite Horton; four brothers-in-law, John, Lambert and Lance Majror, :
Daniel Pinder, Vincent Brown; nine sisters-in-law, Beverley, Florence, Biana : : : ; :
and Cathy Deveaux, Angela Thurston, Lillian Miller, Magy Lyn and Viola aN Taylor, Tiffany and Sheena Smith, Rhondrica and Rhoneelle Taylor, Quanica
Major and Gwendolyn Turnquest; two sons-in-law, Stephen Francis and :
Gregory Stubbs; two daughters-in-law, Stephanie Deveaux and Helena }
Deveaux; four great grand-children, Teni and Carlito Burrows and Dylan }
and Leah Sands; two grand son-in-law, Tenir Burrows and Carlos Sands; }
numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends including, :
Ricardo Williams, Ricardo and Dion Deveaux, Giovanni Deveaux, Tony,
James, Jackson, Christopher, William, Gayleen and Linda Deveaux, Garnell :
Pouchie, Marsha and Kim Johnson, Emmerson, Damien and Damon Thurston,
Maxie Kemp-Forbes and Wencil Morley, Meredith Miller-Stubbs and Kevin :
Miller, McTait, McDonald and McLyncia Major, Stephen and Tex Turnquest, :
Cheryl Deal and Dot Isaac, Dasiano and Dwayne Smith, Demetrica Smith- i
Amalee, Camalina Pinder-Bowleg, Portia Major, Advardo Major, Cyprianna :
Williams and Wanda Major-McIntosh, Harry Horton Jr., Dorothy Roberts
and family, Roscoe Francis and family, Minister Dorothy Stubbs and family, :
Donna Williams and family, Eugene K. Robinson, Margaret 'Muggs' and ;
Gregory Robinson and family, George 'Sweet Boy' Robinson, George Robinson
Sr. and family, Claudette Bannister, Minerva Finley and family, Rudolph :
Adderley, Corese Culmer, Lawrence Major, Lincoln and Wendal Major, Olga :
Turnquest, Granville Antonio and family, Leroy Brooks and family, Dan i
Moxey and family, The Collie family, Roosevelt and Kim Butterfield, Dwight :
Johnson, Linda Stuart and family, Don and Michelle Ingraham, Deborah }
Dean and family, Lashonda and Tilford-Leary and family, Trudy Johnson :
and family, Bernie Woodside and family, Sue Williams, Maria “LuLu”
Symonette-Richner, Kevin and Ian Capron, Blake Deveaux, Kevin Knowles, :
Smokey, Nelson ‘Woody” Woodside, Sharlene and Edgar Hanna, Bernadette
Burrows and family, Barbara Barnes and family, Stephanie Leadon, Genevieve }
and David Bullard, Rowena Knowles, Eula Hamilton, Sabrina Francis and }
family, Delores Nottage and family, Keva Darville, Cyrstal McClain, Mona }
Lisa Thompson, Cheryl White, Richardo Gardiner, Randy Burrows, Crystal
Smith, Arthur Colebrooke, Randall and Tonya Gibbs and family, Mr and Mrs }
Jeffrey Allen and family, Mr and Mrs Benajmin bain and family, Mr and Mrs _:
Alex Reckley and family, Crystal Johnson and family, Melinda Lockhart and }
family, Brenda Lewis and family, Shandy Bastian and Diorchea Darville, ;
Monsignor Alfred Culmer and Deacon Samuel Mitchell, The Resurrection }
Church family, the entire South Beach Estates family, The Sheraton Cable i

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, PAGE 17






Beach family, First Caribbean Bank family.and Klonaris & Co. family.

Friends may pay their respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10am - 6pm on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 11:00am
until service time.







EPHRAIM
TAYLOR SR,, 76

a resident of Turn Bull, Long Island and
formerly of Holidays, Long Island, will
be held at Church of God of Prophecy,
Soldier Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Pastor Eulamae
Johnson, Pastor Charles Johnson and other
minister. Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

He will remain forever in the hearts of all
who knew and loved him especially his

, " wife, Flossietta Taylor; sons, Ephraim Jr.
and Peter Taylor, Errol Edgecombe and Clarence Carey; daughters, Julia
Taylor, Alma Smith, and Idella Grant and Amette Russell; sisters, Drana
Taylor and Sherrie Sands; grand daughters, Crystal Knowles, Tachelle



and Tenika Taylor, Erika Edgecombe, Gabrielle Grant, Harranet Caru, and
Chantae Russell; grand sons, Lateico and Deneko Smith, Peter Jr., Quashad
and Ramono Taylor and Jordan Grant; great grand children, Tatiana Bennons,
Decorde Johnson, Turica Davis, Shanika Sargent, Camren Taylor, Christina,
Ashanti and Rebecca Knowles, Rhomelle Taylor; aunt, Alicia Morris;
daughters-in-law, Shauna Taylor and Sheryl Edgecombe; sons-in-law,
Michael Smith, Bruno Grant, Kevin Russell; Sisters-in-law: Florence Taylor,
Rose Gibson, Doreen Armbrister, Viola Ferguson, Lillian Butler, and Melva
Mackey; brothers-in-law, Rev. Edward Gibson, David Gibson and Cyril
Gibson; grandson-in-law, Edward Knowles; nieces, Dorothy, Mildred,
Angela, Sandra, Debbie, Thelma and Alma Taylor, Margo Major, Gwen
Cartwright, Raphlethea Cooper, and Frederica Adderley; nephews, Emmanuel,
Michael, Hubert, Perry, James, Donald, Kirkland, Vince and Raymond Taylor
Timothy and Leon Cartwright; other relatives and friends including, Alvin
Ritchie and family, Rhondi Taylor, Newton and Iva Roxbury and family,
Josephine Burrows, Lizetta Adderley, Lillian Fox, Ruth Bullard, Althea
Hepburn, Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt Gibson, Ageapha Sands, Jimmy Knowles,
Aida Knowles, Kevin Knowles, Mavis Edgecombe-Tinker, Elias Cartwright,
Diana Cartwright, Jane Woods, Gloria Gibson, Timothy Quant, Gladys Gibson
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Major, Harcourt Morris, Honorable Lawrence
Cartwright, Constantakis family, The Taylor, Gibson, Edgecombe, Major,
Turnquest, Knowles, Roxbury, Morris, Ritchie, Lopez, Sands, Femander,
Grant, and Smith families, Dencil, Patricia and Kevin Gibson, Heather
Thompson, Sharmean Knowles, Anthony Dean, Lorraine Farrington, Emily
Williams, Tanya Moxey, Natasha, Toby and Meko Austin, Ellamae Graham,
Ethlyn Ferguson, Emily Young, Wendell, Clarence, and Louis Ferguson,
Sarah Morris, Emerald Roker, Coakley family, Predelus family, Minister
Romeo Ferguson, Pastor Eulamae Johnson, Church of God of Prophecy
Scrub Hill Long Island, Staff of Long Island Health Centre, The entire Long
Island Community, management and staff Budget Food Store, City Market
Freeport.

Friends may pay their respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.
PG 18 © Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Tribune



‘When the wine runs out

The month of February is usually referred to as the month of love
because of St Valentine’s Day, which is observed on February 14.

It was with this in mind that Pastor Wilbur Outten, senior pastor of
Freeport Bible Church, presented a two part message on the topic,
“When the wine runs out’, specifically geared at married couples

m By PASTOR WILBUR OUTTEN
Senior Pastor,
Freeport Bible Church

IN the familiar text of John 2:1-11,
Jesus performs his first miracle while
attending a wedding at Cana in
Galilee.

At the wedding, the wine ran out
and Jesus' mother approached him
informing him of the situation. Prior
to this time Jesus had not performed
any miracles, however, his mother
knew that he was the one to turn to
during this time of crisis.

In the scripture, we see Jesus
responding to his mother by asking,
“Dear woman, why do you involve
me? My time has not yet come.”
(John 2:4 NIV) His mother contin-
ued by ordering the servants to do
whatever Jesus told them to. Jesus
then asked the servants to fill six
stone water jars that were near by
with water. He ordered them to draw
some of the water and take it to the
master of the banquet.

Jesus had performed his first mira-
cle by turning the water into wine.

Upon tasting the wine, not know-
ing where it came from, the master
of the banquet said to the bride-
groom “Everyone brings out the
choice wine first and then the cheap-
er wine after the guests have had too
much to drink; but you have saved
the best till now.” (John 2:10 NIV).

Using the word wine figuratively
speaking and not as literal wine as
used in the text, Pastor Outten posed
the questions, “what do you do when
the ‘wine’ in your relationship runs
out?” and “Who do you turn to
when the ‘wine’ runs out; when you
are confronted with relationship
problems?”

Noting that there are many rea-
sons why the ‘wine’ may run out ina
relationship, Pastor Outten identified
six potential problems:

1. Infatuation ends

During the dating period love was
never really cultivated. Most people
are in a state of infatuation; they are
'foolishly' in love. This quickly
becomes a short-lived passion. After
marriage, once the routine of life sets
in, the excitement and infatuation
ends.

2. Inability to handle baggage

During the courtship both parties
paint perfect pictures of themselves.
They then enter the marriage with
‘baggage’; problems that were never
revealed during their courtship, and ~
find it hard adjusting and coping with

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one another’s issues. Because of this
inability to handle each other's 'bag-
gage', they become frustrated and
resentment starts to grow.

3. Inability to communicate
effectively

Some couples may share a bed, eat -

at the same table, watch TV togeth-
er, raise children together, etc, and
still one may feel alone. They may .
talk, but not connect, live together
and not share life. After some time
of marriage some couples find it
much easier to communicate hurtful
words rather than communicating
healing ones.

4. Criticism exceeds compliments

It becomes much easier after a
while for couples to criticize each
other rather than compliment. The
same person that you once paid so
many flowery compliments to, all of
a sudden you run out of good things
to say and all you can do is criticize
each other. Couples paralyze each
other with pain when they become
overly critical. Criticism from a
spouse hurts more than being criti-
cized by any other person.

5. Attitude of un-forgiveness

As individuals, we all seek mercy
and forgiveness from God for our
sins, yet we find it so hard to forgive
each other. Many couples remember
each other's mistakes of the past and
constantly bring them up. This atti-
tude of un-forgiveness, leads to
major problems in most marriages.

6. Listening to the wrong voices

Many couples listen to the wrong
voices when going through marital
problems. They take their problems
to family and friends who often give

_ them bad advice, rather than praying



Paes:

and seeking council through Jesus
Christ.

The above is a brief summary of
part one of the message “When the
wine runs out”. Please see part two
of this message which gives six prin-
ciples that must be followed in order
to keep the 'wine' in your relation-
ship, in next week's religious section.



UTTEN, senior pastor of Freeport Bible Church

e To purchase a CD or cassette tape
of the message in its entirety or if you
have any comments or questions on
this message, you may visit the
church's office on West Atlantic
Drive, Freeport or contact them at
telephone (242) 352-6065, e-mail
address: freeportbiblechurch@coral-
wave.com or postal address PO Box
F-43242.
The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, March 6, 2008 ® PG 19

Meares of the newly formed Royal Bahamas Police Force Cadet ane take part in ULE

Cat Island church’s
first Mothering
Sunday march

MOST Bahamians are familiar
with the political slogan, “Look at
the people”, and this was exactly the
reaction of Father Chester Burton,
priest in charge of the Anglican
Churches in Cat Island, when he saw

the throngs of people turned out to’

participate in St Saviour’s First
Annual Mothering: Sunday March
and Jesus in the Park celebration,
held last Sunday. |

The day’s activities were made all
the more successful as congregations
from a number of denominations
from throughout Cat Island joined in
the grand celebration.

The crowd heard from dynamic
local speakers such as Rev Donnie
Newbold, Pastor of Mount Zion
Baptist, Port Howe; Rev Vernice
Storr, Pastor of Mount Sinai, New
Bight; Mrs Shantell Culmer, chief
social worker for the island and

Inspector Philip Rolle, officer in
charge of the Cat Island district.

The march left Zion Hill's gas sta-
tion depot promptly at 3pm en route
to the basketball. court in Arthur's
Town. The crowd. marched to the
melodious music of the Cat Island
Marching Band, under the director-
ship of Mrs Myoshie Curtis. Also in
attendance were members of the
newly formed Police Cadet
Programme, some 50 strong young-
sters under the watchful eye of
Inspector Rolle.

Despite overcast skies, Cat
Islanders from all walks of life came
out in droves see for themselves the
talented young people of Cat Island.
The youngster heard the charge of
the various speakers and left with the
goal of making Cat Island a better
place to live because of them being a
Christian witness.







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PG 20 @ Thursday, March 6, 2008

‘Caring for the flock

The Tribune

is still the key’

‘™ By DR ALBERT S

FERGUSON JP



THE mandate of caring for
the flock (or the members of
the body of Christ) has not
changed (see St John 10:11,
Matthew 18:14, St John
21:15-16) but the philosophy
and practice of caring for the
flock in today's Bahamas
appears to be an evolving
one, based upon the experi-
ences of many of the mem-
bers.

Where there was a pastor
leading the church, who
understood that being an
“under-shepherd” simply
meant emulating the “Good
Shepherd”, roles and respon-
sibilities were clear and the
expectations of the flock
were straightforward.

Now, with the ever-evolv-
ing hierarchy structure of the
pastor's job positioned into
the entity called “senior”
pastor, and beyond, and with
the attendant and on-going
shift in focus of the latter
position toward day-to-day
management duties, financial
administration and communi-
ty public affairs, the church's
key responsibility of caring
for the flock has, in such
cases, been adversely affect-
ed.

The reality is that some
“senior” pastors now view
caring for members as the
job of the associate or assis-
tant pastor or minister. They
no longer have time for that!
They are 'beyond that!' so to
speak.

The priority, available time





DR ALBERT S FERGUSON

and interest in the caring
function has been downgrad-
ed and de-emphasized in so
many instances, and func-
tions like regular visitation of
the sick and shut-ins, regular
visitation of seniors and the
elderly members, visiting
those in prison or those who
are far from the church and ©
its geographical area, caring
for the widows, orphans, lit-
tle children and for the
“strangers within our gates”
all become tasks that are del-

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egated or passed on to other
ministerial staff (whether
paid or volunteers).

This is how people could
have a hospital stay and
never see their pastor or
bereavement and never see
their pastor or have problems
in their home but would
never dream of calling their
busy “senior” pastor who, in
their eyes, does not have a
caring spirit, beyond their
rhetoric.

Caring goes beyond seeing
people in church and greet-
ing them in regular fellow-
ship. Caring goes beyond
responding to a member's
distress call in connection
with sickness, tragedy or
death. Caring is about show-
ing interest in a member and
his or her family situations
on an ongoing basis.

Caring is about telephon-
ing or visiting when there is
no reason to do so, but mere-
ly to check on a member's
well-being. Caring is about

the follow-up calls and visits
after the tragedy - after the
dead body is in the ground,
after the person is released
from hospital or telephone
calls and visits to follow up
on situations you know exist
or are on-going, like the lady
who is dealing with the dis-
covery of a cancerous lump,
the family dealing with a
pregnant 16-year-old or the
family whose 20-year-old son
has just experienced his first
Christmas in prison.

Without a definite and
well-structured system in
place to care for members,
people begin to feel isolated
and disconnected; they feel
that no one cares about their
personal and family situa-
tions, other than paying lip
service to them. Lots of peo-
ple from larger churches
leave, and join small, emerg-
ing memberships because
there, they can feel signifi-
cant, important, cared for
and connected, which, in lots
of cases, lasts only for a
while.

Consider this scripture
found in two gospels,
Matthew 18 and Luke 15:

How think ye? If a man
have an hundred sheep and
one of them be gone astray,
doth he not leave the ninety
and nine and goeth into the
mountain, and seeketh that
which is gone astray?

And if so be that he find it,
verily I say unto you, he
rejoice more of that sheep
than of the ninety and nine
which went not astray. -

Even so it is not the will of
your Father which is in heav-
en, that one of these little ones
should perish.

Let's just suppose... What
might go through a “senior”
pastor's mind today when he
or she receives the news that
one sheep - only one - is
missing and cannot be
accounted for? I worry very
deeply about the responses
within the heart and mind.
Let me suggest some:

e Is this sheep a financial

member?

e Does that sheep pay
tithes?

e Is his or her name on the
book for those who support-
ed the ‘financial drive’, build-
ing fund programme or the
recent financial programme
the church had (by whatever
name it was called)?

e Does that sheep support
the so-named 'vision-of-the-
house'? (I've heard people
say from pulpits - 'if you
don't support the vision of
this church, well - (they use
certain phrases which, when
interpreted, mean, get lost!).

e Is this sheep a ‘loyal’
member?

e Is this one of the sheep
from the “senior” pastor's
“yes! yes! community” (or
their family) or from the
“senior” pastor's ‘inner cir-
cle' or one on whose constant
affirmation the “senior” pas-
tor depends for his/her self-
esteem maintenance?

e Is this sheep “faithful?”
(“Faithful” is a word often
used over dead sheep in
home-going services).

No one is suggesting that
words will be spoken! This
may all be mental - purely
thoughts - but we are encour-
aged by the scriptures to
judge people by their fruits,
or when thoughts become
behaviours!

Here is how I see the crux
of the matter. When caring
for the flock is the first prior-
ity, all of the other goals,
plans, programmes and
dreams of the ministry will
automatically fall into place
and come to fruition.

e Albert S. Ferguson, BSc,
hons, MBA, PhD, JP, is an
ordained minister of religion
of 30 years, an author, educa-
tor, transformational leader
and a ‘labourer together with
God'. Address comments to
e-mail:
albertsferguson@gmail.com
and at amla@batelnet.bs or
write to P O Box EE-16333,
Nassau.
The Tribune

The
Stations
of the

cross,
live!

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND —
The evening quiet of the downtown
International Bazaar will reverberate
with the sounds of cracking whips
and the wailing of women on Friday,
March 7 at 5:30pm, as the reenact-
ment of Christ’s journey to Calvary
makes its way from the Tori Gates to
the Lucayan Circle on East Sunrise
Highway, in a reenactment of the sta-
tions of the cross.

Anne Shahid, director of this
drama and a visiting past resident of
Grand Bahama, said because we live
in such a secular world, she felt it
was important that this drama be
repeated.

She added that there was a need to
sensitize people to the suffering that
Christ endured for us as he bore his
cross on that bleak Friday two thou-
sand years ago.

“Seeing is believing” were her
words as she shared the passion she
felt in this production. There is a
need to concretize the message and
what better way to do this if not by
an enactment.

Shahid has directed four such
reenactments in Trinidad, her home
country, where she now resides. And
after this Bahamas performance, she
will return home to put on a fifth
performance. Inspired by Shahid’s
production, it will also be presented
for the first time in Washington, DC
this March.

Local actors and other members of
the community, all volunteers, have
come together within a week's time
to put this memorable event togeth-
er. Along with local assistance,
Shahid is bringing in professional
whippers, all volunteering their time
for this amazing event.

The journey will begin at 5:30pm
with a procession from the Tori
Gates at the International Bazaar
(Mall Drive). downtown Freeport,

RELIGION

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THE EVENING QUIET of the downtown International Bazaar will reverberate with the sounds of cracking whips and the wailing of
women as the reenactment of Christ's journey to Calvary makes its way from Tori Gates to the Lucayan Circle on East Sunrise

Highway

during which the rosary will be recit-
ed and hymns sung as pilgrims make
their way in a candlelight procession.
According to research, the object
of the stations is to help the faithful
make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer
to the chief scenes of Christ's suffer-

ings and death, and it is hoped that
this event offers the perfect opportu-
nity to join in prayer for the safe-
keeping of this country and its peo-
ple in these often troubled times.
The stations of the cross will end
at the Lucayan Circle (East Sunrise

Highway).

All are invited to attend, and as it
is in the streets of Grand Bahama, it
is of course free of charge.

Spectators are encouraged to fol-
low the entire procession from begin-
ning to end.
PG 22 @ Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Tribune



Temple of the Word set to

mark pastor’s anniversary

TEMPLE of the Word,
located at 1275 Breadfruit
Street, Pinewood Gardens,
will come alive during a serv-
ice of thanksgiving Sunday,
March 9 at 7:30pm, as the
church celebrates the eight
year ministry, and testimony
of its pastor, Kenneth
Adderley, during his annual
pastoral appreciation service.

Rev Adderley’s ministerial
trek began in 1990 as he
accepted God’s call. He dili-
gently served Evangelistic
Temple until Rev Gary
Curry, senior pastor of
Evangelistic Temple; envi-
sioned a ministry in the
southern area of New
Providence. —

This vision blossomed into
Temple of the Word
Ministries, which was started
in September 1999. Rev
Adderley became a licensed
minister in 2001 and was
later ordained as a reverend
in 2003.

n Adderley

In May 2004, Rev
Adderley was elected gener-
al presbyter of the
Assemblies of God in the







Rev Tamecko Collie

Bahamas, including the
Turks & Caicos Islands. He
is a well-known writer in The
Tribune’s Religious section

and has a popular radio min-
istry called “Taking
Authority” on Joy 101.9.

Celebrations will begin
with a service on Friday,
March 7 at 7:30pm. The
speaker for the evening will
be Rev Tamecko Collie.

Rev Collie received Jesus
Christ as Lord and Saviour
in 1989. In 1991 he attended
Evangelistic Centre
Assemblies of God where he
was wonderfully filled with
the Holy Ghost. It was there
that Rev Collie got a deeper
desire and hunger for God
and to grow more in rela-
tionship with Christ.

Enthusiastic about service
to his Lord, he become more
involved in many areas of
ministry at Evangelistic
Centre. He served as an
usher and later as a member
of Christ Ambassadors
(CAs), the church’s youth
départment. While working
in the CA’s he was elected

treasurer. He later served as

_CA’s president and director.

Minister Collie organised
park outreaches and mission
trips for young people of
Evangelistic Centre. The
youth ministry grew and the
Lord added such as should
be saved.

Rev Collie currently serves
as senior pastor of Bethany
Assembly, a position he has
had the wonderful privilege
of serving in for the past
three years. Rev and Mrs
Collie are the proud pagents
of two sons, Antonio and
Joel.

e On Sunday, March 9 all
are invited to 1275 /
Breadfruit Street Pinewood
Gardens to join Temple of
the Word as they display their
appreciation to their pastor in
praise and worship. Speaker
for the morning service at
Llam will be his sister
Paulette Zonicle.

Lent: A

@ By REVEREND ANGELA
BOSFIELD PALACIOUS

THERE are at least three general

types of barriers: externally imposed
ones, self-imposed ones and combina-
tions of the two. Those erected for us
by others include those of race, gen-
der, age, nationality and class which
are facts of our birth that are beyond
our control, while barriers related to
politics and religion concern aspects
of ourselves which may be altered by
choice at any time.

The other type of barrier is the one
we accept and maintain in our own
minds that keep us restricted. For
example, the lack of discipline and
parental support to apply themselves
to their education leaves many stu-
dents under-qualified, underem-
ployed and often angry at the “injus-
tices” of life.

Similarly, not altering personal
appearance to meet job requirements
will only result in dismissal even
though issues of identity are impor-

MEDITATION

tant. Finally, low self-esteem is such
an insidious type of bondage because
it keeps an effort from being made.
Defeat is accepted and entrenched
before any new battle is even contem-
plated.

The Samaritan woman coming to-

draw water at the well at midday
(John 5-42) is an excellent biblical
illustration of a person who knows
herself as a social reject.

The encounter with Jesus Christ
reveals her false perception of how he
will react to her. He sees her more as
a person in need of salvation who is
capable of effective evangelism and
ministry than as loser from an
despised race, inferior gender, who is
morally destitute.

His initiation of conversation,
request for water, offer of Living
Water, and matter-of-fact reference to
her having had five husbands and co-

habiting with a sixth man (without
scathing condemnation) give her new
dignity, integrity and self-love as
based on God’s love for her.

She takes this message of forgive-
ness, healing and hope to her people
and they exhibit an overwhelming
conversion response.

A modern day illustration of per-
sons who have converted their actual
or potential barriers of race, gender
and age into bridges to reach millions
of Americans are Senators Obama,
Clinton and McCain. One of the three
seems poised to become the leader of
the world’s most powerful country at
this time. It is truly a modern miracle

to see and hear what is currently tak-

ing place. All have suffered and sur-
vived various personal struggles and
come back stronger than before.

In Roman 5:1-11 NRSV, the
Apostle Paul writes concerning suf-
fering: Therefore since we are justified
by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ...we
boast in our hope of sharing the glory

time for overcoming barriers

of God...and not only in that but we
also boast in our sufferings, knowing
that suffering produces hope, and
hope does not disappoint us, because
God’s love has been poured into our
hearts through the Holy Spirit that has
been given to us.

Every form of suffering may be
given back to God so that, like our
Crucified Saviour on the cross, we
wait for the faint glimmer of resurrec-
tion light to become a fuller expres-
sion of God’s grace in some way. This
peace, glory, hope, character, and love
mentioned in these verses are our
reward for trust and obedience to
God as well.

We are still more than conquerors
and the Church will eventually see, in
the fullness of time, every barrier
overcome. It is for each generation to
emulate the best over-comers, model
this for the rest of the struggling hur-
dlers, and keep the rallying cry as We
can do all through Christ who
strengthens us. (Phil. 4:13) We can and
we will, the Lord being our helper.
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The Tribune

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Thursday, March 6, 2008 ® PG 23

What’s love got to do with it?

@ By PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN



AMERICAN
recording star
Tina Turner
recorded the
popular song
“What's love got
to do with it”.

The turmoil
and anarchy that |
is so prevalent in
our nation
today, both nat-
urally and spiri-
tually, fits the
profile of the question asked in the
song by Ms Turner.

The repugnant criminal acts that
are being committed throughout the
length and breadth of this country,
the deterioration of the family struc-
ture and values; the methodical polit-
ical, religious and civic victimization
which seems to be the blood that
runs through the artery of the
Bahamas is due to the lack of love.

What would propel a man or
woman to intentionally and unlaw-
fully commit a murderous act?
Despite whatever answer one can
come up with to this question, the
real answer is the lack of love.

God's agape love has everything to
do with the existence and welfare of
mankind, His love is unconditional, it
keeps on giving and giving, expecting
nothing in return but man's obedi-
ence to His word. As a nation we've
failed to teach and display God's
love through our lifestyle to the.
teenagers of today and for so doing

Neca cri

@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

DISILLUSIONED with others?
The gospel, the good news of Jesus,
calls us in a disconnected and isolat-
ing world, a world in which many are
alone, to come together. And we have
done that in our fellowship here. We
have something precious. We have
one another. The family of the living
God which many others do not have,
and which many others need, and
which young people need in particu-
lar.

There's only so much we can say as
parents or elders to young people,
and their ears will soon be turned off.
But if you create a group within which
they learn, a body of positive peer
pressure, they will hear things that
they will never hear from you and me
together. It should be our passion. it
should be our commitment. to build
un such a groun of voung people in



we're now reaping. the negative
results.

So, the answer to the question of
Ms Turner's song and the ills and
troubles that we're facing today is
this, “Love has everything to do with
it”.

For us to get back on course, on
the pathway of righteousness, it’s
going to take a costly investment of
time and money, and it's these two
precious commodities that many in
leadership are not willing to freely
give up. The lack of love is so evi-
dent among us to the point that fami-
lies are suffering in many areas of
their lives right in the midst of those
who are in a position to bring relief

and aid to the sufferers, but yet they

would not lift a finger to help.

John 3:16 says, For God so loved
the world, that he gave his only begot-
ten Son, that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have ever-
lasting life.

God expresses His love to the
world by giving, therefore if we as a
people want to see and experience
God's love in this beautiful Bahama
land a good place to start is at the
point of giving. The contamination of
the earthly giving process of
mankind to each other has given way
to the selfish greed that we're seeing
today.

To talk about or address the root
cause of our dilemma as a nation is
painful and uncomfortable therefore
many of our religious leaders, in
order not to offend their fellow
brothers of the cloth or their political
partners, would rather tip toe and

No Good News



ee mas

our church, to commit ourselves to
that, that there will be a place of
belonging that is always growing so
that others can be welcomed in.

This is a structural issue. It has to
do both with our commitment in our
church as well as with what it is that
we really believe. Do we believe that
we have good news to share? Do we?

And for those disillusioned with the
future? Who is our God? Is not our
God the God who holds time and
eternity in the palm of his hand and
our lives with that: our past, our pres-
ent and our future?

In Jeremiah 29:11, God speaks to
the people of ancient Israel in their
despair and says to them, "I know the
plans I have for you, for good and not
for evil. To give you a future and a

dance all around the truth.

The spirit of greed and selfishness
(all for me) has clouded and over-
shadowed the spirit of love and giv-
ing, thereby causing a violent revolt
throughout this land. It is said that
people don't care how much you
know, until they know how much
you care. All of the political and reli-
gious rhetoric that we're hearing
does absolutely nothing for the eco-
nomically, spiritually downtrodden
families of our nation.

The powers to be and the systems
that are in place are ensuring that
the economy of this country stays
within a certain realm. They are fully
aware that the church is the voice of
influence in the land, therefore
they've infiltrated the church
through perks and benefits for its
leaders who, in turn, are guiding and
directing the people to live a life of
dependency upon the world's sys-

‘tems rather than God's system.

A person that's empowered finan-
cially and spiritually is a person that
the powers to be have no control
over.

Watch this! Yeshuwa Messiah was
anointed to preach the good news to
the poor (people overlooking oppor-
tunities repeatedly) and to expose
the thief who came to kill, steal and
destroy (John 10:10).

Erroneous religious teachings and
beliefs has the body of Christ in
ignorance to the truth which
Yeshuwa was referring to in John
10:10. I submit to you that He was
not referring to Satan as you have
been taught through a high spirited,

hope". What better word to give to
young people; for them to know that
God says to them, "I know the plans I
have for you, for good and not for
evil, to give you a future and to give
you a hope".

Future

It's true that the future may lie
through difficult times, through the
valley of the shadow of death. It may
involve our bearing a cross from time
to time as our Saviour has done.
There may be illness. or depression or
failure of our own, or that of others,
that we have to bear. But the good
news is this - that no onc, no one, can
take away from us the future. that
God intends for those who trust. him.
No one. Nothing in lite or death can
separate us from that. (nd our young
people need to know that and to
know that desperately: ‘hat there is a

.emotional message at your last con-

ference or revival. Yeshuwa specifi-
cally identifies Satan when speaking
of him. Luke 22:31 states, And the
Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold,
Satan hath desired to have you, that
he may sift you as wheat.

Whereas in John 10:10, He was
referring to religious and political
leaders who were killing, stealing
and destroying the lives of God’s
people for their own personal finan-
cial gain. Therefore He said I am
come that you might have life (Zoe;
the God kind of life), and have it
more abundantly.

Love has everything to do with
restoring God's kingdom here in the
Bahainas and dispelling all the works
of the enemy.

I Corinthians 13:4 Charity/love
suffereih long, and is kind; charity
envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

‘5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily pro-

voked, thinketh no evil.

We'll talk more about and expose
the thief of John 10:10, that Yeshuwa
is referring to.

e Join Pastor Brendalee and myself
along with the family of Kingdom
Minded Fellowship Center int'l, every
Sunday morning @ 10:30am and
Thursday nights @ 7:30pm at the
Bishop Michael Auditorium. For

. questions, comments or speaking

engagements contact us via e-mail:
pastormallen@yahoo.com or ph. 225-
3850 or 441-2021.



path from God which gives them
hope, a future, that is the best of all
possible paths in this world.

This is good news. Good news for
the disillusioned. Good news for all.
Good news for you and for me. For
young and for old. Good news that we
have been entrusted with and must
share quite deliberately with others.

My friends, we live in a good news.
bad news world. The bad news is bad
indeed - and we've been called to
think about it, in our Bahamas and in,
our lives and to play our part as citi-
zens and as believers to deal with it
But the gift we have to share with al
is Good News through Jesus Christ
May God grant us srace to do jus
that. Let us, pray all those wh«
have lost. loved o through sense
less killings. And 2 student fro:
my alma mater nal rest gra;
unto him O Lord, may light ete

i shine upon hi:
PG 24 @ Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Tribune



‘Hope to Cope’ school tour
launch in wake of murders

@ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
burrows@tribunemedia.net



AS students of C V Bethel Senior High School,
and especially members of the senior class who
were friends with them, continue to come to grips

with the recent vioient deaths of two of their class-:

mates — Jamil Wilchcombe and Deangelo “Patches”

‘Cargill - Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries
and Terez Davis, better known as “Dynamite
Daisy,” recently launched their landmark “Hope to
Cope” school tour in an attempt to uplift their spir-
its and offer a sense of hope.

While other government schools will view the
show at the church for a cost, it was decided that C
V Bethel students would be able to come free of
charge.

“As you know, C V Bethel has been under duress
and many of the children from the school have had
. some insurmountable issues in addition to the fact
that some of them have had situations where stu-
dents have been murdered and injured.

“And of course, those kinds of things leave last-
ing effects on the student body as a whole,” said
Trent Davis, assistant pastor at Golden. Gates
World Outreach Ministries, and assistant coordina-
tor of the school tour.

Pastor Davis noted that it is ynportant for the
community to rally around these students, and all
Bahamian students who are facing challenges in
their lives. He also noted that while some charac-
ters in this production were designed to offer comic
relief, it is also important for students to take home
a positive message that will assist them in produc-
tive living.

As the monologues unfold, those messages

become increasingly obvious. After a brief intro-
duction by Pastor Davis and an opening prayer
- from Ros Davis, senior pastor of the church, the
- eager students were introduced to Erica. .

With the students seated in the darkened sanctu-
ary, a single bright spotlight highlights a troubled
young lady as she gives testimony in her criminal
trial. She is facing jail time for murdering her
boyfriend.

At age 14, she met and fell in love with a 21 year
old man whom she later moved in with. After
months of abuse at his hands (even while pregnant
with his baby), she finally breaks free, only to let
him back into her home again after he claims to
want to see the baby. That same night, Erica ends
up stabbing him to death. However, as she testifies,
Erica is oby@@Msaddened and regrets that she
didn’t escape the relationship long before she got
herself in this predicament.

The second character, KC, is a prostitute with a
serious chip on her shoulder. We meet her on the
street corner where she is “selling whatever it is you
are man enough to buy”. At first a comical sketch
with KC shouting to her potential ‘johns’ and
defending her right to prostitute her own body, her
monologue quickly turns serious as she begins to
tell of a mother who introduced her to prosiitusion
at a very young age.



GOLDEN GATES World Outreach Ministries and Terez
Davis, better known as ‘Dynamite Daisy’ (shown), have
launched their landmark “Hope to Cope” school tour in
an attempt to uplift the spirits of students and offer a
sense of hope in the aftermath of the violent murders of
their classmates.

It is obvious that the students are being drawn
into her tale of woe. They are silent for the most
part, but react with disdain as KC tells 6f how her
mother would leave her in the house with men who
sexually abused her.

After KC leaves, students meet Ms Daisy who is
her usual spirited self. Obviously tipsy, she jokes
about her ability to drink alcohol without swallow-
ing - which earns many loud laughs from the crowd.
She also has a remote control in her hand which she
uses to turn her drunkenness on and off on a whim.

She tells the students, however, that life is not

always like that. When it comes to real drunken-
ness,.a person cannot turn it off and on so easily.
She also said that advertisements for alcohol always
present a glamourous picture, instead of showing
some of alcohol’s less flattering images like drunk-
ards on the side of the road or the many families
that have been separated because of alcohol abuse.

A heartfelt reidition of “No One Ever Cared for
Me Like Jesus” orought Ms Daisy’s lively perform-
ance to an end. That song gave way to another char-
acter who appeared on stage bound by several
chains which re; resented the insecurities and fears
in her life. Fortunately, she was able to free herself
from the things that kept her back in life as she
quoted scriptures to herself and began singing,
“Take it Away”.

Between performances, Pastor Trent Davis spoke
to the students about various issues. The highlight
of his brief talks however, must have been when he
showed the students his iPhone to make an illustra-
tion. After hyping the students up about this iPhone
and saying that he was about to throw it into the
audience for a lucky person, the students were all
screaming in excitement - some of them even get-
ting into the aisles to catch the cellphone.

Pastor Davis threw the ‘phone’ into the audience
and the students were literally pushing each other
to get it. But it wasn’t the iPhone at all. Pastor Davis
attempted to show the students that in life people
will always throw things at you that you may
believe is the real deal. However, one may end up
sadly mistaken.

“Nothing in life is ever free, remember that,” he

~ told the crowd.

Throughout the production, Kent Johnson of
Christian Massive was also on hand to perform a
number of songs from the group’s latest album, “Di
Hook”. He told Tribune Religion that students are
not lost as many have concluded. They simply need
direction in their lives, he added.

The star of the production, Terez Davis, who
plays all of the characters, said she had a desire to
create a school tour for several years. But Ms Davis
didn’t pursue it until Desire Taylor, her best friend
and production manager, encouraged her to go
after it. Ms Davis approached the Ministry of
Education with the idea. She believes that the
school tour will help to make a real transformation
in the school system.

“It’s heart-wrenching what is going on now in the
schools. We realise that we are in a lot of grief. And
grief, when not attended to, can easily turn into
anger and resentment and then rage and revenge.
So I want to help these students to see that God is
the avenger,” Ms Davis told Tribune Religion.

By all. appearances, the CV Bethel students were
greatly impacted by this production. Charlton
Duvalier, a prefect at the school, told Tribune
Religion that the production reminded him that life
is all about character and integrity.

“T interpret the show as a way to help us students
to see that we shouldn’t be distracted about what
we see around us or what people are saying about -
us. It all depends on who we are and not what’s
around,” he said.



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