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The Tribune

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

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Bahamas

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

POLICE are searching for 33-
year-old Sandor Fowler for ques-
tioning in connection with the mur-
der, and possible rape, of an 86-
year-old grandmother who has
lived in the quiet and “peaceful”
community of Dannottage Estates
for over 30 years.

Visiting the gruesome scene yes-
terday, Asst Supt Walter Evans
informed the media that Mrs Iris
Archer, 86, had beén stabbed “mul-
tiple times” and an attempt had
been made to set her body on fire.

According to police, the coun-
try’s homicide rate now stands at 19
for the year.

As the pathologist had yet to
inspect the body, ASP Evans said
he could neither confirm nor deny



Fowler is wanted by. police

that Mrs Archer had been sexually
assaulted.

However, he did confirm that
the assailant had attempted to set
fire to the deceased’s “hip area”.

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One of 25 honorees, Mrs Carron

| was recognised for her contributions
we| to the advancement of women and

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THE CASE of two police offi-
cers charged in connection with
the brutal beating of a man, who
died earlier this year after spend-
ing seven months in a coma, faces
another delay as there appeared
to be uncertainty over who was
prosecuting the case.

The accused officers - Corpo-
ral Donavon Gardiner, 35, of
Flamingo Gardens, and Consta-
ble Tavares Bowleg, 31, of Gar-
den Hills - appeared before Mag-
istrate Guillimena Archer at
Court 10, Nassau Street.

Corporal Gardiner has been
charged with causing grievous

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Tourism could face fall-out
from US crisis early next year

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas’ tourism
industry may face significant fall-
out from the United States’
financial crisis starting early next
year, former Governor of Cen-
tral Bank James Smith predicted
yesterday.

Speaking as a guest on the
IslandFM radio talk show -Par-
liament Street, Mr Smith sug-
gested that the country’s number
one industry has not yet experi-
enced the full repercussions from
the US economy’s woes, but will
do so during the January to
April, 2009, tourism season.

American visitors travelling
to the Bahamas in the coming
months, he explained, most like-
ly booked their vacations long
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crisis. These tourists are cur-
rently vacationing in the
Bahamas and will continue to
do so for most of 2008.

Mr Smith indicated that when
it comes to new bookings for

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One man dead,

one in hospital

after shooting
incidents

HB By KARIN HERIG

Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

TWO separate shooting inci-
dents in New Providence over the
weekend left one man dead and
another in hospital in serious con-
dition.

In the early hours of Saturday,
police recorded the shooting
death of an unidentified man
believed to be in his mid-30s.

Although circumstances seem-
ingly point to this being a mur-
der, press liaison officer Asst Supt
Walter Evans told The Tribune
yesterday there is information
which has led police to refrain
from classifying the case as a
homicide at this time.

Reports are that the shooting
victim was near Bahama Avenue
and Crooked Island Street at
around 5am on Saturday when
he was killed.

Emergency medical personnel
were called in and the man was
pronounced man dead at the
scene,

The victim suffered from gun-

SEE page 14

Taxi driver is
killed in three
vehicle crash

ONE of Eleuthera’s best-
known characters, taxi-driver
Benjamin ‘Ben’ Delancy, was
killed in a three-car crash at
Hatchet Bay yesterday.

His death occurred on his 69th
birthday, only a few hours after
his children in the United States
had phoned to say “Many Happy
Returns”.

The tragedy came within a
minute of Mr Delancy dropping
off a passenger, Craig Kemp, at
Eleuthera Island Shores. Last
night, Mr Kemp was said to be
badly shaken, realising he had
narrowly escaped being in the
accident.

The crash happened in “down-
town” Hatchet Bay, opposite the
shopping plaza which burned
down last week.

Relative and friend Gilbert
Kemp told The Tribune last night:
“The whole community is in
mourning. Ben lost his life right
near the site of the plaza fire. It is
a double tragedy for the people
there.

“Ben was one of the best-

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JUST a week after he visited
the Bahamas, Haiti’s parliament
has voted to dismiss Prime Min-
ister Jacques Edouard follow-
ing deadly protests over rising
food prices.

The Associated Press report-
ed yesterday that Senator
Gabriel Fortune said that 16 of
Haiti's 27 senators voted in
favour of the dismissal in Sat-
urday's session.

The vote reflects widespread
frustration over the rising cost
of living in the impoverished
country that sparked deadly
clashes between protesters and
UN peacekeepers earlier this
week.

Protesters blame the govern-
ment for failing to create jobs
and control soaring food prices,
and some demonstrators called
for President Rene Preval’s res-
ignation. The violence left at
least five people dead.

On Saturday, President
Preval had pledged to support
any decision the lawmakers
made on Prime Minister Alexis.

Prime Minister Alexis sur-
vived a no-confidence vote over
the government's handling of
the economy in February. He
was nominated to be prime
minister in May, 2006.

After the prime minister's
dismissal, a UN soldier was shot
and killed in Port-au-Prince,
mission spokeswoman Sophie
Boutaud de la Combe said.

The soldier was a member of
a 1,000-strong unit that deals
with riots, she said.

President Preval announced a
drop in the price of rice Satur-

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After meeting with food
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drop from $51 to $43, a reduc-
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TORCHBEARERS ASSOCIATION HITS OUT

FNM youth wing
accuses PLP
counterparts of
‘politics of fear’

THE Torchbearers Associa-
tion, the youth wing of the
FNM, took a shot at the Pro-
gressive Young Liberals yester-
day, stating that they found it
“amazing” how people who
claim to love the Bahamas often
do “precious little”. to help in
its growth and development.

Admitting that there is
enough blame to go around for
the crime situation and the vio-
lence in the country’s schools,
the Torchbearers reminded the
PYL that “genuine people”
look for ways to combine their
efforts to make the Bahamas a
better place for all, instead of
“seizing the opportunity” to
exploit an unfortunate situation.

“Politics of fear seems to be
the PLP modus operandi. Every
day there is the sermon of doom
and damnation. It is suspect if a

group of supposedly civilized

people is always wishing for
‘doomsday’. Isn’t there some-
one in the PLP who is capable
of thinking, talking or acting
positive?

“The PYL, the voice of the
PLP, continue to politicise
crime and the negative behav-
iour by a very small group of
youths. The reality is that crime
is everybody’s business. It
affects PLP and FNM. Too
many children and even some
adults seem to be suffering from
‘peer pressure’ that need our
collective steering toward a bet-
ter way.

“The Minister of Education
Carl Bethel and the president
of the Bahamans Union of
Teachers Ida Poitier-Turnquest
wisely have not endorsed police
on school campuses. There are
many pros and cons but nothing
short of parents participation
and taking responsibility for
their children’s actions will help.
Police in the school is only a
band-aid on a gaping wound.
We must address the symp-
toms,” the party said.

In addition, the Torchbear-
ers noted that in their despera-
tion to gain “political brownie
points”, the PLP/PYL are
attempting to utilise the “doom
and gloom” scare tactics that
will only add “insult to injury”.

“One or two police officers
on a school premises can hard-
ly prevent 50 young gang mem-
bers who have no regard for law
and order, also no fear of God

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“The idea of
police in schools
has been rejected
by sensible PLPs
behind the scene,
but for political
mileage the PLP is
encouraging the
PYL to incite the
teachers and
students,
by advocating for

police in schools.”



or man, from entering a school
campus. The PLY should have
confessed that their leader and
deputy leader allowed ‘hard-
ened criminals’ to be released
from prison, long before they
had a chance to experience any
kind of rehabilitation. This must
have had a devastating effect
and a strain on our already
heavily taxed police force, espe-
cially since most crimes are
committed by hardened crimi-
nals who are already out on
bail.

“This idea of police in schools
has been rejected by sensible
PLPs behind the scene, but for
political mileage the PLP is
encouraging the PYL to incite
the teachers. and students, by
advocating for police in schools.
They believe that they could
beat this drum of fear. We in
the Torchbearers have not seen
any indication how the PYL
intend to join forces as respon-
sible youth, to have meaning-
ful dialogue to address this vex-
ing problem that affects both
the PLP and FNM, that also
includes children of PLP and
FNM.

“This cancer that is being vis-
ited upon us as a country will
not easily go away if the politi-
cal groups are always appear-
ing to have a continuous war.
This poor example is not con-
ducive to building, but is des-
perately designed to destroy; a
path that the PLP has been
doing since May, 2002. It is time -
for the leaders of the country
whether it is in parliament, the
church or our youth organisa-
tions to sit down and intelli-
gently discuss this cancer. No
amount of posturing will get the
job done,” the FNM youth wing
said.

The Torchbearers added that
the FNM will not be bullied by
a “worthless opposition” that
had an opportunity to move the
Bahamas forward, but chose to
give away our birthright for
“God knows what”.

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Man arrested
for alleged
possession of
$20,000 worth
of cocaine

A 28-YEAR-OLD man
was arrested over the week-
end after he was found in
possession of $20,000 worth
of cocaine.

Police also arrested three
men in connection with ille-
gal firearm possession.

While on routine patrol on
Wulff Road near Montrose
Avenue shortly before 8pm
on Friday, Mobile Division
officers observed a 1993 bur-
gundy Geo Prizm with two
male occupants.

As the officers approached
the vehicle, the men got out
of the car and fled. The offi-
cers immediately gave chase
on foot.



’ Asst Supt Walter Evans

“The man who exited from
the driver’s side of the car
was caught with a powdery
substance around the face.
The other man escaped,”
press liaison officer Asst Supt
Walter Evans said yesterday.

Police conducted a search
of the Geo Prizm vehicle and
discovered two and a half
pounds of cocaine. The 28-
year-old man who was caught
by the officers was arrested
and is in in police. custody.

The street value of the
drugs found in the car is esti-
mated at $20,000.

Around 4am on Sunday,
officers from Central police
station were on patrol in
Dumping Ground Corner in
Bain Town when they saw a
Ford Explorer with heavily
tinted windows.

Police stopped the vehicle
and the three occupants were
ordered to get out and then
searched by the officers.

One of the three men had a
.9mm handgun in his posses-
sion. He is a juvenile resident
of that area. The other two
men are 18-year-old residents
of Bain Town. All three were
arrested and are in custody.

Police are also investigat-
ing an armed robbery which
occurred after 9am on Satur-
day.

Reports are that a man
posing as a customer entered
Arrow Travel Tours on Vil-
lage Road and demanded
cash after threatening
employees with a weapon. -

.He robbed an employee
and escaped with cash.

Officials: At least

one person Killed

in small plane
crash in Florida

mM LAKELAND, Fla.

A SMALL plane crashed in
central Florida, killing at least
one person aboard, authorities

said, according to Associated }

Press.

The crash occurred around
11:15 a.m. Sunday, just west of :
the Lakeland Linder Regional :

Airport, where the Sun ’n Fun
Fly-In was wrapping up, the
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
reported.

The fixed-wing, single-engine
plane was taking off from the

airport when it crashed for }

unknown reasons, said Federal
Aviation Administration
spokeswoman Kathleen
Bergen.

At least one person was
killed and the aircraft was
destroyed by fire, authorities
said. The total number of peo-

ple aboard wasn’t immediately :

known.

The owner of the plane was
identified as Gerald Schkolnik,
44, of Bluffton, S.C., but author-
ities said the identity of the
deceased person is still not
known.

Witnesses saw an explosion }
when the plane collided with }
the ground, the sheriff's office :
reported, and a brush fire start- :
ed after the crash. Less than an

acre of pasture was burned, an
no structures were damaged.

Former employee set to take
legal action over drug test result

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

FREEPORT - A former
Freeport Container Port
employee who was dismissed
following a random urine drug
test is pursuing legal action
against the company after the
results of an independent drug
test in the United States came
back negative.

Lynden Gardiner, a former
charge hand, was dismissed on
February 27 after he was
reportedly informed by com-
pany officials that his urine
test taken in January came
back positive for drugs.

Mr Gardiner, 41, has
retained a local lawyer to file a
lawsuit against the container
port.

He claims that management
refused to conduct the proper
and required follow-up hair
follicle test before dismissing
him and others in February.

“This is my reputation and
my character on the line,” he
said. “This could ruin my
employment record or even
my ability to get a travel visa,”
he said.

Freeport Container Port
officials did not wish to com-
ment on the matter when con-
tacted by The Tribune on Fri-
day.

Mr Gardiner said he was
employed for nine years with
the company. He said that he
never took drugs or drank
alcohol and so he was shocked
to learn that his test came
back positive for drugs.

After expressing his con-
cerns to officials, Mr Gardiner
said he was told that the initial
urine sample would be sent
off to New York fora second
test.

However, he was again

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informed that it also tested
positive for drugs.

Convinced that he was
wrongfully dismissed, Mr Gar-
diner took matters into his
own hands and went to a lab-
oratory testing facility in Fort
Lauderdale on March 3.

Global MRO conducted a
hair follicle test which is able
detect drug use within a three
to six-month period. The test
resulis were negative for
drugs, namely amphetamines,
cocaine, marijuana, opiates,
and phencyclidine (PCP).

Mr Gardiner said lab offi-
cials in the US and Freeport
had said that companies are
normally advised not to rely
strictly on urine test, and that
a follow-up hair follicle
test should be taken before



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Mr Gardiner claims that he
is not the only worker wrong-

‘fully dismissed following the

random urine test.

He said he lost his benefits,
including 60 per cent school
fee assistance, group insur-
ance, and his full savings ben-
efit. He also said that he was
only paid two weeks’ salary
for each year of service. He
claims that he is entitled to a
month’s salary for each year of
service.

“TI am trying to understand
why wasn’t the proper follow-
up hair follicle test conduct-
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have a family to support and
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BAHAMIANS could be forgiven for exhal-
ing a collective sigh of resignation when crowds
of Haitians were seen on our television screens
last week storming the gates of the National
Palace in Port-au-Prince.

When the situation becomes dire in Haiti,

The Bahamas needs to brace itself for another’

‘invasion’ from the south. A mass exodus from
Haiti of Bahamas-bound immigrants seems cer-
tain following the latest unrest in that beautiful
but stricken land.

Global, and specifically US, economic prob-
lems affect us all, as can be witnessed in Nassau
with the marked and noticeable downturn in
tourism business. Few countries. are immune
from economic forces outside their control.

But in a country like Haiti, where there is
no fat to trim, and little daylight between sur-
vival and death, the repercussions are instant
and harsh.

Thus, the people of Haiti are again at starva-
tion point, making mud pies out of dirt and salt
to keep their systems working, and turning on
the National Palace in what appears to be a
forlorn plea for sustenance.

A sudden increase in the cost of living, trig-
gered in part by rising oil and rice prices, took

the desperate populace over the edge. The result .
ical, and dis- ,

was what has now become a t
tressing, Port-au-Prince scenario: burning bar-
ricades, crowds fleeing from flying bullets, and
a pervasive overhang of despair.

Haitian-born attorney Eliezer Regnier told
The Tribune last week, .only a-few:days after
returning from Haiti, that people there are now
lacking all their staple foods. Families are won-
dering how to feed their children. It is a critical
situation.

For President Rene Preval, now serving his
second term in the National Palace, the signs are
not promising. Haitians have a history of turn-
ing on their president when times are hard, and
Preval must now be wondering whether he will
share the fate of his predecessor, Jean-Bertrand
Aristide, who fled into exile in 2004.

When he came to power two years ago, the
relatively benign Preval was seen as a potential
saviour. He had some success in clearing warrin:
gangs off the streets, but has made little head-
way in lifting his nation of seven million souls
out of the abyss of poverty.

Over the weekend, he announced subsidies to
blunt the impact of the rice crisis, but one won-
ders how effective these will be in the long-
term, especially in a country whose own sol-
vency is always in doubt.

Haitians are now so hungry that they talk of |

“eating bleach” - an expression to describe the
growling abdominal pains that result from a
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was once so fertile and bountiful.

In The Bahamas, Haiti’s-continuing prob-
lems have serious long-term implications. There
is already a deepening fear that entire areas
will become creolised, and that within two or
three decades, Bahamian culture will lie sub-
merged under an overlay of foreign attitudes
and social mores.

Much larger countries like Britain, with its 60
million people, can absorb foreign elements
much more easily than The Bahamas, whose
population is no bigger than that of an average
UK provincial town. Yet even there, despair is
growing over the emergence of what are, in
effect, cultural ghettos in which the average
indigenous Briton feels like an outsider.

In Abaco, Haitian influence is already
marked, and could become overwhelmingly so
within the next decade. In Nassau, pockets of
this alien, Creole-speaking culture are already
causing aggravation and disquiet. It would be
ingenuous to believe this situation will improve
while Haiti itself remains in its present parlous
state. The mechanics for getting people out of
Haiti and into The Bahamas are already well-

established. For the traffickers, human smug- .

gling is lucrative business. For the “clients” - des-
perate people ready to risk all for the prospect
of escape - it is their one and only hope.

Though poverty, violence and social unrest
have been part of Haiti’s history since it seized
independence from the French 204 years ago, it
was only in the 1960s - during the despotic reign
of the Duvaliers - that its troubles began rever-
berating throughout The Bahamas.

In the early years of Francois ‘Papa Doc’
Duvalier’s rule rough-hewn sloops began head-
ing north from Haiti with cargoes of desperate
refugees seeking new lives in The Bahamas or
the United States. This inward flow of Haitians
has been continuing, in varying degrees, over
four decades. And, if Mr Regnier is right, the
latest troubles will push hundreds more refugees
towards our shores.

“Tf things get worse, definitely we can expect
them to start heading in this direction,” he said.
“This unrest will result in tremendous numbers
trying to get here.”

So far, successive Bahamian governments
have shown neither the will nor wherewithal
to hold the hordes at bay. At times, a policy of
laissez-faire appears to have allowed the prob-
lem to mushroom by default.

Now it’s time to put a cohesive, intelligible
plan in place to resist the onslaught and, if pos-
sible, dampen down the problem at its source.

With more and more Bahamians now looking
for work themselves in an economy which is
far from buoyant, it would be social suicide to
allow further infiltration by foreigners in search
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say sorry to
one another
and God

EDITOR, The Tribune.

APOLOGIES can be very
nasty things, especially if the
persons who are demanding
one will not be satisfied with
whatever form or manner the
apology is given; they usually
know how they want you to
apologize and what they want
you to give in exchange for
the pain they have suffered.

Apologies take a more
intense turn when they have
to cross a racial divide, and
they become even more com-
plex when members of differ-
ent racial groups do all that
they can to keep the old
wounds fresh. ‘

You get the impression that
if these wounds were to be

healed, or if they went away,

some persons would have
nothing to live for; maybe this
is the reason why some per-
sons have to be dead and
buried before any kind of rec-
onciliation can hapen.

In The Bahamas, we have
a very peculiar problem in this
area, in that all the persons
who call themselves Bahami-
ans have found ways to get
along.

We have even accepted the
fact that there are groups who
go out of their way to fan the
fires of racism when it is polit-
ically convenient for them to
do so.

We have also accepted the
fact that even though some

. persons carry on this way, they

have no shame about who
they want their business part-
ners to be and they will go out
of their way to “block” anoth-
er person even though that

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person shares the same racial
profile as they do.

We have not yet confronted
the issue of rank hypocrisy
among the brothers of a dark-
er hue in this nation, it is like
we have some kind of special
exemption because of what
was done to our ancestors in
the past.

The problem with this is
that the people we accuse of
bringing so much pain into our
lives because of the past indis-
cretions of their ancestors
have had sense enough to stay
out of the way, and we have
instead, turned on ourselves
in ways that have begun to
make the events of the past a
safe but distant memory.

Who would have foreseen
the road that we went down
after 1967?

Politicians going into the
school system to disrupt the
institution of education that
gave them most of the tools
they needed to bring us to that
1967 moment.

Lewis Yard, where we
showed how we were pre-
pared to deal with persons
who were critical of our mis-
steps — the ungodly inserting
of political loyalty into the
family structure, which creat-
ed situations where family
members were making choic-
es between allegiance to fam-
ily or political party.

The sacrificing of Carlton.

Francis and countless others

on the altar of political expe-
diency. Ours is a long list of
stuff and the issue here is that
apoligies have to come from
within the race, before we
make demands elsewhere; at
least this is the biblical proce-
dure.

But, it is apparent that even
in some churches you have
pastors and social leaders who
have been demonized by
political influence and they
put their party way ahead of
their Christian responsibility.

For them politics is an idol
to be worshipped.

Who do we look to for an
apology regarding the present
crime situation, that has seem-
ingly exploded just 40 years
after 1967?

.The persons who use their
pulpits for things other than
the proclamation of the word
of truth should be pressed to

,give us an answer for they

should know what 40 years
represents in biblcal terms.

We have to accept that this
generation is the one that
came out of 1967, and that we
were blessed with enough
prosperity to do whatever it
was that we should have done,
but we made the choice to run
after other gods.

If we seriously reflect upon
the course we took, it is time
for us as a nation to apologize
not only to one another, but to
God.

Our children will never be
free of this present scourge
until we do so.

EDWARD HUTCHESON
Nassau
April 8, 2008

PM should have placed a deadline to the
wrangling over Port Authority ownership

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE PM is quite correct to
insist on an end to the bickering

over the ownership of the Port

Authority in Freeport.
: In fact he should have gone
further and placed a deadline
to the wrangling.

As he reminded us, govern-
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Indeed, there is precedent
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For, since any sale of the Port
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ensure it can better meet cur-
rent demand for electricity in
Abaco and projected future
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It is anticipated that by Sep-
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tors working to ensure the
islands’ supply needs are met,
said BEC chairman Frederik
Gottlieb last week, himself a
resident of Abaco.

“As we speak they are
clearing the land and putting
in the necessary infrastructure
for the new power plant,” said
Mr Gottlieb.

The chairman added that,
with the amount of develop-
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for Abaco, the new plant will
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"Right now we have a
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and all you need is for one of
the...generators to go down or
some mishap that happens
and we have power cuts,” not-
ed the chairman, who was ona
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Mr Gottlieb said last week
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Culture centre for
Marsh Harbour

@ By GLADSTONE
THURSTON .
Bahamas Information
Services

DUNDAS TOWN, Aba-
co - The government has
approved four acres of land
in downtown Marsh Har-
bour on which to construct
a culture centre, BAIC
executive chairman and
South Abaco MP Edison
Key said.

The centre will showcase
strictly Bahamian features
- arts and craft, farm pto-
duce, local cuisine, enter-
tainment and more, he not-
ed.

“This is an opportunity
for your products to. be pre-
sented in a bigger and bet-
ter way, and for more mon-
ey from sales to flow direct-
ly into your pockets,” said
Mr. Key. ;

Mr. Key, the executive
chairman of Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), was the
keynote speaker as main-
land Abaco and nearby
Moore’s Island produced
103 graduates in straw, shell
and coconut craft last week-
end.

The training sessions
were conducted by nation-
ally acclaimed craft tutors
Eldina Miller, Eloise Smith
and April Martin-Fox.
Their students produced a
wide variety of interesting
items using mainly native
ingredients.

Mr. Key said BAIC,
which has been conducting
classes in craft. work
throughout the islands,
wants to start a revolution
in the souvenir industry.

“It is claimed,” he said,
“that there are not suffi-
cient Bahamian products
available so we’ have to
import souvenirs for our
tourists.

“The talents I see here in
the Abacos and throughout

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BAIC EXECUTIVE chairman Edison M Key and his wife Katie (left)
admire shell work from graduates of the BAIC craft classes in

Dundas Town.



STUDENTS from the Moore’s Island All-Age School perform during
the BAIC craft graduation last weekend.

the other islands tell me
that such excuses amount
to just that - excuses.

“There is already no rea-
son to spend as many mil-
lions of dollars as we do
importing souvenirs which
our tourists tell us they do
not want anyway.

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items you produce right
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“We are serious about
taking back our souvenir
industry,” said Mr. Key.
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The Wrongs of Wright: the campaign

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delivered seven years ago is, in
itself, instructive.

Listening to the debates on
US television channels, anyone
would be forgiven for believ-
ing that the pastor delivered the
sermon just yesterday.

The truth is that Obama’s
detractors went digging for dirt
and they trawled through every-
thing they could find to smear
him.

Eventually, someone landed
on Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s
sermon, entitled “The Day of
Jerusalem’s Fall” delivered on
September 16, 2001, five days
after the atrocities of 9/11.

Context

hereafter, the detrac-

tors of Obama ensured
that the US media was fed with
alleged quotes from the ser-
mon. I say “alleged” because
one of the. statements that is
regularly attributed to this par-
ticular sermon was not in the
sermon; it was made in 2003 in
an entirely different situation.

It has to be noted that Wright
delivered this sermon five days
after 9/11. He was, like every-
one else in the world at the
time, trying to find a context
for the atrocities in which ter-
rorists flew two aircraft into the

Twin Towers in New York City,

and killed thousands of inno-
cent people.

What would have spurred
such a terrible act? And, why
direct it at the United States?
What is more: how should the
people of the United States
grapple with this stark reality
that so much hate could be
directed at their country?




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These were not questions
that were unique to Reverend
Wright. Almost everyone — all
over the world — was con-
fronting them as well.

Wright attempted to give
some comprehension of the cat-
astrophe to his congregation
and, in doing so, he quoted the
remarks of Edward Peck, a
white, former US Ambassador
to Iraq and deputy director of
President Reagan’s terrorism
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Peck said was that 9/11 was, in
part, a reaction to the actions of
successive US governments in
many parts of the world which
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person would justify or not con-
demn such a terrible atrocity
directed at innocent civilians,
but many could not help but
feel that if successive US gov-
ernments had been more even-
handed in the Middle East and
more inclined to diplomacy
rather than force in many other
parts of the world, 9/11 may not
have occurred.

Interpretation

I is instructive to read the
actual words of Reverend
Wright. He said:

“Violence begets violence.
Hatred begets hatred. And ter-
rorism begets terrorism. A
white ambassador said that
y’all, not a black militant.

Not a reverend who proaches
about racism.

An ambassador whose eyes
are wide open and who is trying
to get us to wake up and move
away from this dangerous
precipice upon which we are
now poised. The ambassador
said the people we have wound-
ed don’t have the military capa-
bility we have. But they do have
individuals who are willing to

..die and take thousands with
; them. And we need to come to
* “grips with that.”

‘Now, “Barack Obama’s
detractors are trying to nail him
to the cross not for what the
Reverend Wright actually said,
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they have put on his sermon.

They did not stop with. the
September, 2001, sermon. They
dug up two other statements,
one made two years later in
2003 and another in 2007. These
two statements, posted in a US
magazine, are as follows:

“The government ...wants us
to sing God Bless America. No,
no, no. God damn America;
that's in the Bible, for killing
innocent people. God damn
America for treating our citi-
zens as less than human."
(2003) and "The United States
of White America." (July 22,
2007).

Like the 2001 sermon, these
utterances of Reverend Wright
are published without context
and the full text of his state-
ments is not revealed. Obama’s
detractors simply picked out the
sensational as justification for
condemnation.

But, whether American
establishment likes it or not,
black people in the US have
been treated for generations as
if the rights and entitlements of
US citizenship belonged to
whites only.

Now the detractors of Oba-
ma are using the false allega-

tions and misinterpretations of

Reverend Wright that they
themselves created to try to
push Obama out of the presi-
dential race.

The spin from the Clinton
camp is to frighten Democrats
to turn away from Obama by
saying that “if Senator Obama

doesn't show a willingness to
try to answer all the questions
now, Senator McCain and the
Republican attack machine will
not waste a minute pressuring
him to do so if he is the Demo-
cratic Party's choice in the fall.
But by then, it may be too late”.
And what are the questions
they want Obama to answer?
They are basically two: Why did
he not condemn Wright’s
remarks as wrong, and why did
he not leave the Church?

Obama can’t say it because
his answers would be used
against him.

But, any thinking person
would know that he didn’t leave
the Church, nor did he con-
demn Wright because Wright’s
wrongs are not what he said —
for many millions hold the same
view; his wrongs are that he
dared to give expression to
uncomfortable and inconve-
nient truths.

Senator Obama’s campaign
is set to become a lot worse as
this murky race intensifies.

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2009, the Bahamas may face a noticeable drop-off in visitor numbers.
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Eileen Carron honoured

FROM page one

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with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of History education courses/programmes.

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Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Religious Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
‘will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Religious Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with

a Teacher's Certification: or, Diploma in.Education, ; Candidates will .be.expected to assist with teaching Religion courses,
assist with superyision of student-teachers.and assist, with curriculum development of Religious education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor— Mathematics (ew Providence Campus}
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in History Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with a

Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Mathematics courses,
assist with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of Mathematics education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor — Physical Education (New Providence Campus)

Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Physic lucation with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Physical Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with
a Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Physical Education
courses, assist. with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of Physical Education

courses/programmes.

Salary Scale For Assistant Professors

Master’s Degree - $39,460 - $61,960
Doctorate Degree - $42,160 - $69,160

LIBRARY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES



Librarians (New Providence Campus)... .

The positions are in the areas of Public Services and the Law Library and report to tiie Director, Main Library and Director,
Branch Library Services respectively. The incumbents should be dynamic, innovative individuals with a strong commitment
to service within a diverse community. The Librarians will demonstrate successful administrative experience in a library,
sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting and commitment to
developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment. ,

The duties of each Librarian will include: management of his / her Unit / Branch, leadership in short and long-range planning
to expand and diversify library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, budget and personnel
management, initiation and management of appropriate emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant internal and external

_ groups.

The Librarians must possess Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from accredited institutions, and a minimum
of two years post-Masters professional library experience. The position of Law Librarian also requires that the Librarian be

the holder of a law degree. All incumbents will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills that engender -

- an excellent customer- friendly environment and professionalism. Evening and weekend reference service (on rotation),



library research, service to the community and library instruction will also be required.
Salary Scale: Master’s Degree ~- $32,710 - $47,710

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2008. A complete application packet
consists of: - ;

An application letter

College of The Bahamas’ Application Form /
A detailed curriculum vita 7 :

Copies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)

The names and contact information for three references

The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of tertiary general education of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. The institution grants certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and a growing number of Bachelor's degrees
to nearly 4,000 students. located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in the
Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those regions
and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, its research
activities, and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching methodologies into its repertoire of strategies

for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university.

Please visit the College’s website at for more information about the institution and to access the College’s Employment
Application Form.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:

1. Director Physical Plant

_ The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Director Physical Plant. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor’s Degree in civil or mechanical engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years’ professional experience
directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, with
considerable knowledge of physical plant | management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices. The Director
Physical Plant reports to the COB Estates Administrator. ‘

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant at all campuses of The College of The Bahamas, directing the overall operations of
the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.



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and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.

2. Assistant Director- Buildings and Grounds

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Assistant Director — Buildings and Grounds. Minimum
qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years’ professional experience
directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, knowledge
of physical plant management buildings and grounds, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant buildings and grounds with responsibility for the trades of mason, carpenter, janitor,
painter, caretaker, truck driver, and'labors, on all campuses of The College of The Bahamas assisting with the overall
operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacément maintenance programme of campus equipment including the vehicle
fleet of the college. 4

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary. Position reports to the Director of the Physical Plant.

3. Assistant Director - Utilities

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for-the position of Asst Director — Utilities. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical (preferred) or electrical engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years’ professional
experience directly related to physical plant management of utility systems or an equivalent combination of education, training
and experience, with considerable knowledge of physical plant management, personnel management, safety and budgetary
practices.

The successful, candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant Utility Systems and the trades of plumbing, electrician, and air conditioning at all
campuses of The College of The Bahamas, assisting with the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance,
supervision of staff and performance reviews.

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Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment. Significant work .
in the area of energy conservation is required. t

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas Application Form along with'a current resume,
three work references and up-to-date transcripts by Friday April 18, 2008 to .

The Director, Human Resources
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P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

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Taxi driver is killed
in three vehicle crash

FROM page one

known characters in Eleuthera. He
was a very popular, colourful and out-
spoken person.

“He must have been a taxi-driver
for 35 years or more. About 20 years
ago, he suffered neck and spine injuries
in a diving accident, but he was able to
overcome that. He walked with a limp
but it never kept him down.”

Mr Delancy had a wife, Minerva,
and three children - two daughters,
Abigail and Anastasia, and a son,
Wilkinson. He was born at the south-
ern settlement of Deep Creek, but was
known particularly well at North
Eleuthera Airport and Three Island
Dock, where he conducted most of his
taxi business.

Ms Constance Johnson, a Hatchet
Bay resident, said the crash happened
at a road junction. Mr Delancy died at

the scene.

“He was married to my cousin. He
was a nice man, and was very well-
known on the island. Someone called
to tell me about the crash. I went to
see, but there was a big crowd. Every-
one is very sad.”

Mr Delancy is understood to have
swerved to avoid an oncoming car. His
taxi went into a small “precipice”, jolt-
ing open a door and catapulting Mr
Delancy on to the road.

Earlier in the day, Mr Delancy had
treated friends to a birthday lunch at

North Eleuthera Airport restaurant. |

“He bought lobster for everyone.
He was a very generous man,” said
Mr Kemp. '

Mr Delancy and his family were reg-
ulars at St Catherine’s Roman Catholic
Church at Hatchet Bay.

It is understood the other drivers
involved in the crash were not seri-
ously hurt.

Shooting incidents
FROM page one

shot wounds to the upper body, including injuries
to his armpit and face.

A .38 handgun, the weapon believed to have
been used in this incident, was retrieved by
police. :

“Police are not certain as to the circumstances
around this shooting. Upon completion of the
investigation, this matter will be properly classi-
fied. A number of people are assisting police in
this matter. The victim, who is believed to be in
his mid-30s, has not been positively identified,”
Asst Evans said yesterday.

The second shooting of the weekend also
occurred on Saturday and resulted in a 50-year-
old man fighting for his life in hospital.

The victim was reportedly near Kingston
Street, off Kemp Road, when he was shot in his
chest.

According to witnesses, sounds of gunshots
being fired were heard just after 9pm.

Two men of slim build — one dressed in a white
T-shirt and blue jeans, about Sft 10ins tall, the
other about Sft 8ins tall dressed in a pullover
shirt and blue jeans — were seen leaving the area.

Case of officers —
FROM page one

harm to Desmond Key, 28, and Consta- :
ble Bowleg is accused of abetting the :
offence. Both officers have pleaded not :
guilty. :

Key, a father-of-six, was reportedly :
brutally beaten while detained at The }
Grove police station in June last year. :
Key died at Princess Margaret Hospital :
in January, having never recovered from :
a coma. i

The case of the two accused officers :
did not proceed last week after Inspector :
Barrington Miller said he had not :
received a file relating to the case and }
recused himself from prosecuting the :
matter. Attorney Willie Moss, who rep- :
resents Constable Bowleg, told the court :
he had been under the impression that :
the matter was being prosecuted by the :
Attorney General's Office. i

Magistrate Archer adjourned the mat- ;
ter to Wednesday, April 16, after inform- :
ing the officers that their case was being :
prosecuted by the Attorney General’s }
Office but that there was no-one from :

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Grandmother

FROM page one

Reportedly, the deceased had on
clothing from her waist up and wag
found lying on her stomach in the
front room of her home.

There was some semblance of
clothing from the waist down, but
these items were damaged due to
the attempted fire, ASP Evans said.

When The Tribune left the scene —

yesterday, detectives were still
unable to state whether anything
of value was missing from the’
home.

According to Debbie Darville
and Patrice Ferguson, nieces of Mrs
Archer, the 86-year-old lived with
her only daughter Karen Archer:
Culmer, who had left earlier that'
morning to attend St Agnes’
Church. Yesterday morning was
the only time that Mrs Archer had
missed a service, it was claimed. ~

It is understood her daughter had
asked her mother if she was sure
that she did not want to accompany

Investigations into both matters are continuing. that department present at court. her to church. Mrs Archer’s
response, her nieces said, was that
she did not feel well, but that she
would be all right at home alone.

“She was the sweetest, sweetest
person you could ever come
across,” Ms Darville said.

“She was loving, quiet, humble,
and always had a kind word to say’
to you. You couldn’t find a better’
person,” Ms Ferguson added.

When The Tribune arrived at the
scene, several neighbours had
already converged on the area,’
among them the constituency’s MP,’
Minister of Works Earl Deveaux
with his wife BJ.

While onlookers questioned a
possible motive for the crime, Mrs’
Archer’s sister-in-law (who is’
reported to have found the body)
was heard describing the scene as!
being “covered in blood” - from the’
kitchen to the living room couch. '

When pressed on this by the
media yesterday, ASP Evans con:
firmed that there was “some blood”
at the scene but could not confirm
how many times the deceased had
been stabbed about the body.

As there was no sign of a forced
entry to the home, many neigh-
bours speculated that Mrs Archer
may have known her attacker.

The man wanted for question-
ing was reported to have been an
alter boy at St Agnes some years
ago. Mrs Archer, it was revealed,’
was a member of the ACW at St
Agnes.

ASP Evans encouraged anyone
who was in the Benson Road area’
yesterday between 10am and lpm
who may have seen anything sus-
picious to contact their nearest’
police station and assist police in
bringing the investigation to a) -
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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African leaders discuss

Zimbabwe's poll crisis
Robert Mugabe skips Saturday summit

@ LUSAKA, Zambia

Zimbabwean President Robert
Mugabe skipped a regional
summit Saturday addressing the
deepening crisis over the coun-
try’s contentious presidential
election, giving southern
African leaders little chance to
step up the pressure on him,
according to the Associated
Press. :

The summit reflected
Mugabe’s growing isolation, as
well as cracks in the usually uni-
form solidarity shown toward
him by the Southern African
Development Community.
Mugabe, who has been in pow-
er 28 years, is the region’s
longest-serving president.

After meeting with Mugabe
in Zimbabwe, South African
President Thabo Mbeki said
“there is no crisis.” But at the
summit, Zambian President
Levy Mwanawasa urged his
counterparts to “focus on help-
ing Zimbabwe to find an answer
that generally reflects the will
of the Zimbabwean people.”

. Mwanawasa said he called
the summit because of the fail-
ure of Zimbabwean officials to
publish the results of March 29

presidential election. Opposi-.

tion leader Morgan Tsvangirai,
who says he won the election
outright, was invited to address
the delegates, an unprecedented
move that further alienated
Mugabe. The meeting ended
just before dawn Sunday with
a declaration that called on the
speedy verification of Zimbab-
we’s election results. Delegates
rushed away and refused to
answer questions, leaving Zam-
bia Foreign Affairs Minister
Kabinga Pande to echo Mbeki’s
statement that Zimbabwe is not
facing a crisis.

“We listened to both parties,
the opposition and the govern-
ment, and both have said there
is no crisis,” Pande said.

The declaration by the sum-
mit’s delegates did not call for
the immediate announcement
of the election results, but for
their expeditious verification in
the presence of the candidates



AP Photo



ZIMBABWEANS listen to President Robert Mugabe speaking on

national television in Harare, on Saturday. Southern African leaders met
urgently in Zambia to address the deepening crisis over Zimbab-
we’s contentious presidential election, but had little chance to put pres-
sure on President Robert Mugabe, who skipped the summit.

or their agents “within the rule
of law.” The declaration also
urged “all parties to accept the
results when they are
announced.”

If a runoff election is
required, Zimbabwe’s govern-
ment is urged to ensure the it is
held in a secure environment,
the declaration said.

The Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission said it would con-
duct a full recount of the presi-
dential and parliamentary vote
on April 19, the state-run Sun-
day Mail newspaper reported.
Commission chairman George
Chiweshe said candidates, par-
ty representatives and observers
would be allowed to witness the
process, the paper Said.
Mugabe’s party had demanded
a recount.

Independent tallies indicate
Mugabe lost, but garnered
enough votes to force a runoff.

Tsvangirai has urged regional
leaders to push Mugabe to step
down, but there appeared little
likelihood that would happen.

Tsvangirai left the meeting in
a hurry after about eight hours,
though it was not clear whether
he was walking out. An aide
said he would return, but he had
not by 4:30 a.m. U.S. Ambas-

. sador Carmen Martinez, among

more than a dozen diplomats
on the sidelines of the summit,

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one more year...

said the United States was look-
ing for “at least one step for-
ward.”

“Tf SADC cannot even get a
state to release their election
results, it’s going to be very dif-
ficult for SADC,” she said.

Mbeki, the chief mediator on
Zimbabwe, urged patience.

“Everybody is waiting for the
Zimbabwe Electoral Commis-
sion to announce the results,”
he said in Zimbabwe’s capital,
Harare, before flying to the
summit in Zambia.

The release of Zimbabwe’s
election results ceased after
results from legislative races
held the same day as the presi-
dential vote showed Mugabe’s
party lost control of parliament
for the first time. The election
commission has released no
results from the presidential
race, saying it was still verify-
ing the votes.

Meanwhile, Mugabe has dug
in his heels, banning political
rallies amid opposition charges

he was orchestrating a wave of '

violence to intimidate oppo-
nents. Tendai Biti, secretary-
general of Tsvangirai’s party,
said the military had taken con-
trol of Zimbabwe and urged the
summit leaders to “speak
strongly and decisively against
the dictatorship.”

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here, on the groaning back of a
freight train they call The Beast.

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cent drop from 2005, when Hur-
ricane Stan hit and destroyed the
railroad, according to the Nation-
al Immigration Institute. Since
President Felipe Calderon took
office two years ago, Mexico has
added more soldiers and federal
police on its border with
Guatemala and more immigra-
tion and military checkpoints
throughout the south.
' Despite its efforts to secure its
own southern border, Mexico
does not try to stop its own citi-
zens from crossing north illegally
into the United States, beyond
pursuing drug and people smug-
glers. By law, Mexico notes, Mex-
icans can go wherever they want
within the country, including the
border. They don’t break any
laws until they are on U.S. soil.
Many Mexicans are also sym-
pathetic to illegal immigrants
from Central America, but the
issue still causes some tensions
that echo the U.S. debate. Isaac
Castillo, owner of the Hotel La
Posada in Arriaga, argues that
Central American immigrants
often end up working in Mexico,
where wages can be double the



Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from Guatemala, on their way to the U.S., rest while waiting to jump into a train north-
bound at a migrant shelter in.Ixtepec, southern Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.

few dollars a day they might earn
at home.

“The problem isn’t just in the
USS., but in Mexico, because a lot
of Central Americans want to
stay here and compete with Mex-
icans for jobs,” he said.

The crackdown on Central
American migrants has left them
searching for new routes. Some
pay smugglers $7,000 to go by
boat into southern Mexico, then
hide in tractor-trailers heading
north. These boats and trucks try
to evade highway checkpoints set
up every few miles alongside most
of Mexico’s southern roadways.
But migrants have been crushed
to death when false floors col-
lapsed under the weight of
freight, and 22 Salvadoran
migrants drowned in an October
shipwreck off the coast of south-
ern Oaxaca state.

For those Central American
migrants unable or unwilling to
risk the sea, a cargo train —t
Beast — remains the only option
for the 2,000-mile trip to the U.S.

The long trek begins at the
Suchiate river, on the border with
Guatemala, where for $1 they
cross on makeshift rafts into swel-
tering jungles. Then they hike
along the destroyed, sun-scorched
train tracks to Arriaga for up to
nine days. Arriaga, 200 miles
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As they head north, they pay
off thieves, immigration officials,
police and railroad employees.

Juan Gabriel Ramos, a
Guatemalan 17-year-old trying to
join his mother in California, said
he bribed a Mexican federal
police officer and an immigration
agent before even making it to
Arriaga. “They both told me that
if I didn’t give them money they
would send me back to
Guatemala,” Ramos said.

When they’re caught, migrants
say they’re'often abused by Mex-

~ ican authorities. In one notorious

case last year in the northern city
of Saltillo, migrants complained
to the National Human Rights
Commission of rectal exams done
by immigration officials who said
they were checking for cholera.

“The mistreatment of migrants
here is brutal, and no one does
anything about it because every-
one sees them as booty,” said
Heyman Vasquez, a Roman
Catholic priest. He estimated 80
percent of migrants are robbed
before they arrive at his two-
room shetthr in Arriaga.

The slowdown in immigrant
traffic is notable in Arriaga, a
town of corn and sorghum farm-
ers. Only a few clusters of Central
American men and women linger
around the mostly abandoned,

graffiti-covered train station,
where they wait for the first train
they can grab. Many stay at a
local migrant shelter, watching
television or sharing stories of
abuse. Sitting on a cracked side-
walk outside the shelter, one
Nicaraguan man told of the time
he saw a group of criminals gang-
rape a woman and shoot her
boyfriend. A Honduran couple
talked of fleeing their country .
after gang members killed their
teenage daughter, and leaving
their seven children, ages 18 to
1, in hiding.

It doesn’t get any easier once
immigrants hop a train. They
must often bribe private guards

and police stationed along the

tracks. Many stowaways are too
tired to hold on to the train and
fall, losing limbs.

The trip itself can be deadly.

Jorge Guevara, a 21-year-old
Salvadoran, said he first rode the
train to the U.S.-Mexico border in
2001 and saw 20 people crushed,
and probably killed, when: cars
derailed. He fled and never found
out, what happened.

“That accident left me in shock,
but I kept going,” Guevara said to
a group of first-time migrants, lis-
tening intently. “One doesn’t
think about the danger, only
about getting to the United
States. Once I’m there, I’ll think
about it.”

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2 7? | By NEIL HARTNELL competing with rivals such as
Tribune Business Editor the Cayman Islands.
Speaking in the wake of
, TT, HE BISX’s 22nd investment fund
a By NEIL HARTNELL ’ en for the NYSE listing in return for ment, instead went to a “third party’, Sanne tee Hisring, tne RET pr geeagt
Tribune Business Editor getting a 7.5 per cent equity stake in the does appear to be a plausible one. The Securities aauand ‘euch lating that had
if Port in the late 1960s, when the nation- Tribune has its own suspicions about |. Bschande been brought to the exchange
roceeds from the sale of the alisation fears were at their height. - who the ‘third party’ might be, but. can- : (BISX) ha by sponsor meniber; Cre Gt
Government’s 7.5 per cent Explaining what happened next, The ‘not state these for legal reasons. ‘effectivel Y Soi Ba (Bahamas).
Grand Bahama Port _ Tribune was told by a source: “Edward As the source said: “Unravelling this inplencated e The soad thine about that
Authority (GBPA) stake St George, acting for the [Port], later — “will be: messy, because the cardinal ques- * thieetdaven suthere a ore fund listings]
: back to the company’s prin- ‘bought back’ the 7.5 per cent govern. _ tion that would require an answer would ‘. ticnay San GATE ora sate ett iat
cipals were paid to an unnamed “third ment-owned equity stake, and this is _ be: If the proceeds of the sale didnot go. ti) wel EGE ing! ate or ea 8 Mr
party” rather than the Public Treasury, where things become messy, because the - to The Treasury of the Bahamas, then to “Fnvestment fun ‘ listings appli- D sed tb bi The Taba fe


















hom? Once answered, legal proceed-
igs to recover the funds could become:
/ery messy.”
f the Government. still held the a 5
er" cent stake’in the GBPA, it would
ffectively hold the balance ‘of ‘power
nd could determine the outcome of the.
wnership dispute by siding: with: ‘either. -
the late Mr St. George’ s. estate or the
Hayward: ‘amily trust. .
Whether the Govertincat still owns:
> 7.5 per cent GBPA stake is also
among the questions GBPA licensees,

funds were not paid back to The. Trea-
sury but to a third party.

“An Act of Parliament is needell to
dispose of Crown assets, and that was
GBPA’s 2005 annual return filed with ‘inconvenient’ given that the money had
the Registrar General’s Department, is not gone to the Crown. What ol
one of the key unanswered questions do?
thrown up by the 18-month Port owner- “The solution that was crafted ‘was
ship dispute between the Hayward and that the annual returns continued to
St George families. reflect the Treasury of the Bahamas as

The! 2005 annual return still lists the _ the owner of the shares, but the returns
| Government, in the shape of the Trea- were never filed. After Edward St
| surer, as holding 162,973 GBPA shares,

The Tribune has been told by sources
familiar with the situation.

| . Whether the Government still owns
its 7.5 per cent stake, as according to the

cations, its chief executive
telling The Tribune this had
placed the exchange “right in
the ball park ” whee it came to

Er 30- 35% of realtor.
business ‘impacted’

“There seems to be a great

SEE page 7B





George died, the [person] that had pre-








Lighting s pecialist
says products keep
costs 30-40% lower

Exchange (NYSE).

The Tribune has been told that

Bahamian government approval was giv-

2
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repeatedly asserted that it does not.
The explanation that the alee pros



ceeds, rather than going to the Govern- ©

B By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN franchise
that specializes in outdoor
lighting has seen its sales
increase for every year of the
two-and-a-half years that it has
been operating, its manager
telling The Tribune that its
energy efficient solutions burn

Franchise says sales
have increased every

. year in two-and-a-half
years since it opened

Nicole Lightbourne, who
heads the Sears Road-based
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives,
said sales and demand had

> SEE page 10B

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SEE page 6B 2

giving it a 7.5 per cent stake. But if the pared the annual returns for the previous . in the form of the Freeport Licensees b Stam Tax end
Government no longer owns those _ decade left the company, and the new. and. Property Owners Association, is 'Y p
shares, having disposed of them years _ person, unaware of this unusual arran ‘ seeking to have answered in the legal
ago, the question then arises asto what ment, dutifully filed the return, so 0 en- ‘action it brought against the GBPA and : i
happened to the stake and the proceeds ing the canofworms.” KS »< * Attorney: rue Office. || MBy NEIL HARTNELL * BREA chief describes
' derived from its sale. The long-running mystery over the 7.5 The GBPA’s 2005 annual return, filed Tribune Business Editor exemption’s non-
Due to fears that the former Pindling _ per cent stake has been highlighted by __ with. the. Registrar General’s Depart-. ane cee sf, P
government might seek to nationalise court files and hearings in the GBPA “ment on June 26; 2006, lists Interconti-...__ THE Government's decision renewal as ‘big blow’
the GBPA after winning the 1967 gen-_ ownerships dispute. While a number of _ nental Diversified Corporation (IDC), tot to-renew the Stamp Tax ith downturn loonii
| eral election, the Port’s ownership.struc- documents continue to state that the the Cayman-registered holding company: exemption for first-time home . _ Wit) downturn looming
ture was moved offshore, and at one Government still owns the shares, sev-. that owns both the GBPA and Port cont of business, “i AoE bio - * Urges government to
point was listed on the New York Stock eral attorneys involved in the case have | Group Ltd affiliate, as owning 2 ,009 998. er”, for-many fealtors, the give in dustry ‘som ething

to hold on to’

Cayman

30-40 per cent less electrical
energy than standard outdoor
arrangements.

SEE page 9B ‘

‘Major.
changes’
for realtor
Act in 6-12
months

Mf By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
















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The Bahamian Stock Market

FINDEX 913.83 (-4.01%) YTD
BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE




>) ROYAL FIDELITY MARKET WRAP






@ By Royal Fidelity Capital out of the 19 listed stocks. A unchanged at $7.22. Colina week's market leader with’ SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
Markets total of 41,600 shares changed = Holdings (Bahamas) (CHL) 1,000 shares, rising by $0.15 to

hands. followed with 4,747 shares end the week at a new 52- AML $1.94 $+0.01 2,650 16.87%
TRADING momentum Commonwealth Bank trading, also remaining week high of $2.65. BBL $0.99 $- 0 16.47%
increased slightly this week in (CBL) led the trading volume —_ unchanged at $2.87. BOB $9.61 $- 0 , 0.00%
the Bahamian stock market, with 27,653 shares, or 66.47 Doctor's Hospital Health COMPANY NEWS BPF $11.80 $- 0 _ 0.00%
with investors trading inseven _ per cent, ending the week Systems (DHS) was this BSL $14.60 $- 0 0.00%
Earnings Releases: BWL $3.66 $- 0 0.00%
Colina Holdings (Bahamas) CAB $13.63 $- 1,850 ' 13.11%
(CHL) released its audited CBL - $7.22 $- 27,653 -14.35%
ue financial results for the year CHL $2.87 $- 4,747 : -8.89%
| ended December 31, 2007. CIB $13.50 $- 0 | -7.53%
Net income for the year was CWCB $4.71 $- . 0 -6.56%
$4.4 million, down significant- DHS $2.65 $+0.15 1,000 12.77%
ly by $3.5 million or 44 per FAM $7.92 $+0.02 3,200 '10.00%
cent, compared to $7.8 million FBB $2.60 $- 0 -1.89%
in 2006. FCC $0.67 $- 0 12.99%
Total revenues increased by FCL $5.50 $- 500 ' 6.18%
$5.9 million or 4 per cent to FIN ~ $12.92 $- 0 -0.23%
$168.4 million, compared to ICD $6.86 $- 0 -5.38%
$162.5 million in the prior fis- JSJ $12.30 $- 0 11.82%
cal year. $10.00 $- 0 ‘ 0.00%

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DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

* Freeport Concrete Company (FCC) announced it will be
holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 25, 2008,
at 10am at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Freeport,
Grand Bahama.





¢ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced, following its annual
general meeting on March 27, 2008, that the directors were
granted shareholder approval to offer 35 million preference
shares, representing $35 million.

The directors subsequently resolved to offer a private place-
ment of 15 million class B perpetual preference shares,repre-
senting $15 million, with a minimum subscription of $100,000
pending regulatory approval. The preference shares will pay a
dividend rate of Bahamian prime + 1.75 per cent, payable semi-
annually.

The proceeds from this offering will be used to increase
working capital and other business opportunities. Royal Fideli-
ty Capital Markets will be acting as one of the placement agents
for the offering.






















e J.S. Johnson & Company.(JSJ) has declared a dividend of
$0.16 per share, payable on April 16, 2008, to all shareholders of
record date April 9, 2008.




e Bank of the Bahamas International (BOB) has declared a
dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on April 21, 2008, to all
shareholders of record date April 14, 2008.

e ICD Utilities (ICD) has declared a dividend of $0.10 per
share, payable on April 21, 2008, to all shareholders of record
date April 7, 2008. ‘







o

¢ Commonwealth Bank (CBL) has declared an extraordi-
nary dividend of $0.06 per share, payable on April 30, 2008, to
all shareholders of record date April 15, 2008.







e Consolidated Water Company BDRs (CWCB) declared a
dividend of $0.013 per share, payable on May 7, 2008, to_all.
shareholders of record date March 31, 2008.

VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT

i The Corporate Offices of British American Insurance Company is looking for a suitable candidate to manage the }
Internal Audit Department. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent
| interpersonal and communication skills,

MAJOR COMMERCIAL BANK

Core responsibilities:

Assists supervisor and other persons in ihe Hieciiv: Office with
tasks such as drafting routine correspondence, taking accurate
notes during meetings, typing memos and reports, filing,
organizing items, scheduling appointments, and answering the
telephone.

Collates and/or distributes reports by collecting data, completing
the appropriate document and circulating to appropriate staff.
Performs general tidying, organization and replenishing for
functions in the Executive area including refreshments and
stationery.

Monitors supplies with a view to re-ordering before stocks are
depleted.

| Responsibilities: °

Conducting internal audits of departments across Company.

Reviewing Company files and procedures to ensure required documentation
Compiling statistical data and preparing written reports of audit investigation
Reporting procedural, compliance, and regulatory issues

Ensuring adherence to Company's procedures according to procedural manuals.

| Core Competencies:

1 @ Ability to work with limited supervision and learn new skills quickly

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to resolve problems with a sense of urgency

Ability to work under pressure

Demonstrate a keen eye for details

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with co-workers
Ability to-maintain confidentiality

Reliable, dependable and flexible team-player

Strong analytical skills

Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the Insurance Industy and related terminology

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Associates Degree or equivalent and one to three years of office
experience.

Oral and written communication skills, including etiquette and
writing skills to interact with Executive/Senior management staff
and the general public.

Ability to treat information with confidentiality and
professionalism.

Training in public relations and good presentation skills e.g.
telephone manners.

Working knowledge of computer programs to use the Bank’s
network and its core banking applications.

| Required Qualifications:
ff] -.e Bachelors Degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounts
Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA etc)
5+ years experience in a similar position at a supervisory level.
FLMI designation or equivalent a plus
Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel is required.

| Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills and experience. Attractive benefit package including Life, Health and
| Pension.

Benefits include: Competitive “salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental and

vision) and Life Insurance; Pension Scheme.

Submit Resume to Human Resources Administrator, British American Financial, by
Friday April 18, 2008.
P, O.Box N-4815, Nassau Bahamas, fax (242) 361-2525 or via email to

dparker@babfinancial.com Interested persons should apply no later than

April 30", 2008 to:

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Economic ‘glass ©

half full, not half

empty’, says the
Chamber chief

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE economic “glass is half
full as opposed to being half
empty”, the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce’s executive
director told The Tribune, as
he urged Bahamian businesses
to focus on internal processes
to manage what could be a
slow economic growth period.

Philip Simon, speaking in the
wake of Kerzner Internation-
al’s decision to defer major
aspects of its multi-million dol-
lar Hurricane Hole project,
said that with the number of
major inve8tment projects like-
ly to be less than anticipated,
Bahamian businesses needed
to focus on “microeconomic”
issues.

“This is not just an ‘issue
related to the Bahamian econ-
omy,” Mr Simon said of events
overtaking the Hurricane Hole
redevelopment and Baha
Mar’s $2.6 billion Cable Beach
expansion.

“These projects are not
being scaled back or slowed
down just in the Bahamas. It’s
a complete global economic
environment, due to what is
happening with oil prices, the
US economy and the global
financial system.”

The Chamber’s executive
director added: “We may be
entering a period of slow
growth or no growth: Existing

‘companies have to pay atten-
tion to their internal processes
and cost savings measures, cus-
tomer service and all of those

- sposelt

PHILIP SIMON

things.

“We have to focus more on
maximising the resources we
do have, in the absence of any
new type of major project. Not
that we don’t have projects,
but it’s not the amount that
was anticipated.

“There may not be comfort
in the fact the economy may
be slowing down. Hopefully,
in the next 18 months or so,

‘we won't duplicate what may

happen in the US.”

Mr Simon said the Bahamas’
location, especially its proxim-
ity to the US eastern seaboard






and Florida, would remain a
competitive advantage for this
nation.

“Even in the toughest of
times, there is opportunity, so
the glass is half full as opposed
to being half empty,” Mr
Simon told The Tribune.

“The private and public sec-
tor have to come together to
decide how best people can
cope, and to assist in times like
these. There are things gov-
ernments can do. Policymak-
ers can implement policies to
assist in times like these, even
temporary measures.”









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POSITION AVAILABLE
MANAGER, FINANCE

The Corporate Offices of British American Insurance Company is looking for a suitable candidate to manage the
Accounts and Finance Department. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities:
e — Providing leadership and supervision for the Accounts and Finance Department, recruiting and training
department staff.
Monitoring and analyzing monthly operating results against budget.
Assisting with Company financial planning and budgeting.
Preparing monthly Financial analysis
Preparing quarterly Cash Flow projections.
Ensuring compliance with Local Regulatory Agencies.
Assisting CEO and CFO to develop short and long term plans for the Company.
Establishing and implementing short term and long term departmental goals.
Directing financial audits and providing recommendations for procedural improvements,

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Demonstrate a keen eye for details
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with co-workers —
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Reliable, dependable and flexible team-player
Ability to participate and facilitate group meetings.
Strong analytical skills

Required Qualifications:
e Bachelors Degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounts
e Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA etc)
e §+ years experience in a similar position at a supervisory level.
e — Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel is required.

Benefits:
Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills and experience. Attractive benefit package including Life, Health and
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THE TRIBUNE

The Bahamas’ main

sectors among most

vulnerable on world
climate change

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas’ two most
important industries, financial
services and tourism, are
among those identified in a
report by global accounting
giant KPMG as being most
endangered by global climate
change.

Report

The report, Climate Changes
your Business, found that six
business sectors lay in what
was called the ‘danger zone’
when it came to the effects of
climate change, meaning that
the perceived level of risk to
these industries was much
greater than their level of pre-
paredness.

“Six sectors lie in the ‘danger

zone’ when using KPMG’s risk
versus preparedness frame-
work,” the report said. “In
addition to oil and gas and avi-
ation, this zone includes four
sectors not widely perceived
as vulnerable to climate change
— health care, the financial sec-
tor, tourism and transport.
“Despite a high level of per-
ceived risk, KPMG believes
that, except for oil and gas, the
risks of these sectors remain
underestimated.” The findings
of this research are especially
important for nations such as
the Bahamas, which as a rela-
tively low-lying state is espe-
cially vulnerable to climate
change that impacts sea levels.

Studies

Previous studies have sug-
gested that as much as 11 per

cent of the Bahamas’ land
mass might be impacted by as
little asa one-inch rise in sea
levels, and the fact that tourism
and financial services are both
in the danger zone should con-
cern Bahamian economic plan-

Risks

KPMG said: “Climate-relat-
ed risks are now today’s reali-
ties. To meet these challenges,
companies must improve their
understanding of how such
risks affect their businesses,
and they must also adapt to
and mitigate such risks.....

“Companies will also need
to grasp the opportunities gen-
erated by climate-change risks.
Competitive advantage awaits
those companies that take ear-
ly action.”

BIC mobile data set for May launch

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
begun beta testing in prepara-
tion for the commercial launch
of ‘BU’, its mobile data offer-
ing, in May 2008.

Beta testing for BU began
on April 7 with a small group
of customers. Pronounced ‘be
you’, with the tagline, ‘live a
little’, BU aims to offer a full
suite of mobile entertainment
services, allowing GSM cus-
tomers to personalise their
phones and extend its use from
simple voice services to data
features.

. “As a progressive telecom-
munications provider we con-
tinue to watch market trends,
and examine and explore inno-
vative communication solu-
tions that effectively connect
our customers to their needs,”
said Marlon Johnson, BTC’s

vice-president of marketing, .

sales and business develop-
ment.

“BU covers a diverse spec- :

trum of features and services
that we are sure our customers
will be excited about.

“Right now, we have just
started our Beta test phase,
which allows us to work close-
ly with a small group of per-
sons to work out any techni-
cal or customer service issues
before we launch the product
fully. We will launch first with
our post-paid GSM customers
and then move on to our pre-
paid customers in a few
months.”

BU post-paid packages are
as low as $19.99 a month.

BU will provide subscribers

with a wide variety of services

including Content, Short Mes-
saging Service (SMS), Multi-
media Messaging Service
(MMS), and General Packet
Radio Service (GPRS).

The BU Content offering
will feature monophonic, poly-
phonic and real ring tones, ani-

mated screen savers, wall
papers and ring back tones. It
also offers java games and ani-
mated logos. BTC customers
will be able to order content
via the BTC website or by
sending SMS messages to a
short-code. In addition to
international rich media con-
tent, BTC also expects to fea-
ture and showcase content
from a variety of local artists.

SMS presently allows cus-
tomers to send and receive text
messages between mobile
phones, and MMS will allow
you to send colour photos, pic-
tures, sounds, video and long
text messages-to family and
friends.

GPRS gives customers the
ability to access the internet
while on the go with their
mobile phones. You are able
to send and receive e-mail
messages, you can send instant
messages and use other web-
based applications.

Cherished Hlemories





You were here only for a
short period of time, but
you touched our hearts

immensely. _



Love always 71 Hom & Dad | |
Craig & Cerrel Buller




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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 5B

IBM Bahamas Limited

Employment Opportunity

Accounts Payable and Invoicing Specialist.

Description: |
This role will be governed by specific terms of a contract and will work in |

‘conjunction with the Finance & Administration Department. Responsibilities |

will include:

Vendor payments and internal IBM costs data

processing

Generation of IBM product invoices and processing of

credit memos.

Coordination of Inter-company agreements between various IBM
entities.

Preparation of journal vouchers for software product accounting.
Creation and monitoring of various measurement reports.

Qualifications:

University Degree in Accounting or related field, or

minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field.
Attention to detail is vital, the ability to prioritize and effectively
multi-task

Computer Literate with proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and the
Lotus notes email

application

Ability to work with minimum supervision is essential

and capability to adhere to reporting deadlines.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are

essential

An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries. |
Thus, compensation will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications.

Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention of: |

Financial Controlier

IBM Bahamas Limited

Fourth Floor

Atlantic House

Second Terrace & Collins Avenue

Nassau, Bahamas e-Mail: nseaton@bs.ibm.com

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Friday, April 18th, 2008.

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only short-listed applicants |
will be contacted.





FIRSTCARIBBEAN

INTERNATIONAL BANK

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

for

Director, Corporate Banking — Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

UALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE

¢ Graduate status and at least 7 years proven experience in the business/financial
world. ;

* Proven experience in managing corporate/commercial banking businesses and
emerging market experience.

¢ Superior ability to interpret complex corporate client needs and to assemble
innovative value-adding solutions that achieve Client objectives.

* A solid record of results, in business development, relationship management and
leading relationship management teams.
Focused and motivational leadership skills to galvanize a team to work
collaboratively and effectively for customer value and profitability.
High level of understanding of the markets, geographic, macro economic and global
factors impacting our client base. Ability to work effectively within and across
complex matrix structures

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a key member of the senior leadership team, work proactively to contribute and
to develop the Division’s strategic, business, financial and marketing plans to achieve
annual and year over year business objectives.

Lead and champion the sales/credit partnership to ensure the health of our credit risk
portfolio and to ensure that variances or concerns in the credit portfolio are addressed
with client relationship management and resolved.

As the Senior Business Developer of the Corporate Business Unit, takes the lead on
complex and high value opportunities. Undertakes an active role with key high value
customers to support the client facing team to provide solutions and to problem solve
as needed.

Ensuring high client retention while enhancing and maximizing the profitability of
accounts

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via email

by April 18", 2008 to: Deangelia.deleveaux@firstcaribbeanbank.com





PAGE 6B, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008

THE TRIBUNE





LED Seam: ar a

FML Group of Companies Ltd. will be
hosting a

JOB FAIR

on Saturday, 19th April, 2008. Kindly
call 394-2190 to
RSVP your attendance.



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Leaders in food distribution for retail and club packs are accepting applications for the

| position of:

PRODUCE SUPERVISOR
The Job & Requirements

To manage all aspects of the daily operations on a profitable basis. Must
have a firm understanding of Produce Purchasing, Standard Operating
Procedures and Merchandising. Must have past success in managing
loss and damage. Possessing excellent communication skills with proven
ability to build teams. Proficiency in Excel & Word programs is required

with a minimum of 3 - 5years experience in Produce Management

We offer Great Benefits:

Growth & Advancement within the organization
A salary that will commensurate with experience
Group Medical & Pension Plans

Employee Discounts

Profit Shanas

A Supportive team environment

Interested persons should send their resumes to

hr@abacomarkets.com

SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATIONAL

LOAN DIVISION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE

~ IMPORTANT NOTICE

2008 Application Forms for 2 1 Government of The
Bahamas Scholarship & Loan Programmes to pursue
post-secondary studies

ARE NOW AVAILABLE

SCHOLARSHIP/LOAN DEADLINE
ALL BAHAMAS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP APRIL 28, 2008
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP APRIL 30, 2008
NATIONAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP APRIL 30, 2008

NATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP APRIL 30, 2008

NATIONAL GRANT APRIL 30, 2008
EDUCATION GUARANTEE LOAN FUND
PROGRAMME APRIL 30, 2008

GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOLARSHIP APRIL 30, 2008

FINANCIAL COMMUNITY ADVANCED

TECHNICAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP MAY 30, 2008
NATIONAL AWARD / BURSARY MAY 23, 2008
MAY 23, 2008

TEACHER EDUCATION GRANT

Applications forms must be properly completed and must be
received by the scholarship & educational loan division, Ministry
of education, youth, sports & culture »n or before the deadline

Application forms received after the deadline will not accepted

PLEASE VISIT OR CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATIONAL
LOAN DIVISION MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE
FOR APPLICATION FORMS AND FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
APPLICATION FORMS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM OUR WEBSITE



FROM page 1B

Bahamas Real Estate Associ-
ation’s (BREA) president told
The Tribune, describing the
move as a “huge blow”.

William Wong said the
incentive introduced by the
former Christie administration,
which exempted first-time buy-
ers from having to pay Stamp
Tax that could amount to as
high as almost $20,000 on
properties with an appraisal
value of $250,000 or less, had
played an important role in
stimulating that market sector.

Apart from realtors, it had
also produced spin-offs for the
construction industry, archi-
tects, landscapers and engi-
neers, and Mr Wong urged the
Government to reconsider its
decision to cease the exemp-
tion given the current eco-
nomic outlook.

“That’s been a huge blow for *

us,” Mr Wong said of the deci-
sion to end the Stamp Tax
exemption. “That was a good
incentive for first-time buyers
and young Bahamians. Thirty
to 35 per cent of business has
been impacted by this, if not
higher.”

He added: “Everyone can
see this recession coming
towards us like a freight train,
and we’re not getting out of
the way. We need to be proac-
tive. They [the Government]

:’ néed to look at that again and
“ give us something to hold on
to. All’they had to do was

renew this for another three
to four years until the economy
improved.

“The Government needs to
come up with something simi-
lar to assist with the construc-
tion business, architects and

“engineers. This has severe, far-

reaching implications for all
these industries.”
Mr Wong questioned

whether other incentives being °

considered by the FNM gov-
ernment, such as real property
tax exemptions, would have
the same effect as the Stamp
Tax equivalent.

For starters, it is not a like-
for-like comparison, as Stamp
Tax is paid as part of the real
estate transaction, while real
property tax is paid by home
and landowners every year
after the purchase has been
completed. And currently, all
properties valued at $250,000
or less are exempt from paying
real property tax.

Mr Wong urged the Gov-
ernment to look past the
Stamp Tax that was due on the
initial purchase by first-time
home buyers and focus on the
exemption’s wider benefits,
including reducing the cost of a
home.

He pointed out that money
saved on the purchase by first-
time buyers on the initial pur-
chase would likely be ploughed
back into home improvements
and such like, increasing busi-
ness for retailers and whole-
salers in the home furnishings
business for starters.

Construction workers, archi-
tects and engineers were likely
to be among the beneficiaries,
as was the Treasury through
customs duty collected on
home-related imports. Mr
Wong and others are therefore
arguing that the benefits and
stimulus effect to a whole host
of economic sectors are greater
than the initial Stamp Tax lost
upfront.

However, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and his gov-
ernment argued that the for-
mer Christie administration
gavé too many tax breaks that
‘weakened government rev-
enues and the overall fiscal
position.

Apart from this justification,
Mr Ingraham also produced
statistics that he said showed
the Stamp Tax exemption’s
introduction had not stimulat-
ed the first-time buyer market
and housing industry as much
as some had suggested.

Currently, homes with an
appraisal value of between
$50,000-$100,000 attract a
Stamp Tax rate of 6 per cent
upon their purchase. For
homes appraised at between
$100,000-$250,000, the applic-
able Stamp Duty rate is 8 per

30-35% of realtor
business ‘impacted’
y Stamp Tax end

cent, and those valued at
$250,000 and above attract a
10 per cent Stamp Duty rate.

Who pays the Stamp Duty
varies between transactions.
Sometimes it is split between
buyer and seller, with both
paying a5 per cent rate. But in
net deals, the full 10 per cent is
often paid by the buyer. There-
fore, in a net deal where the
house is appraised at $249,000,
and paying an 8 per cent rate,
the buyer will have to pay
$19,920 to the Government.

Even if this figure was split
50/50, the buyer will still have
to pay almost $10,000 in Stamp
Duty, so the potential savings
from the exemption for first-
time low and middle income
buyers were relatively sub-
stantial. ;

Meanwhile, Mr Wong said
the Bahamian real estate mar-
ket was likely to “be in for a bit
of bumpy ride for the next 12-
18 months”, with prices in both
the domestic and international
segments likely to be impacted
by the global economic slow-
down and its financial system’s
credit/liquidity woes.

“T think a lot of the, big-time
buyers are taking a wait-and-
see attitude right now. Before
they make any purchase, they
want to see how things go.

““We’ve seen some impact on
prices. The domestic market
has not been impacted yet, but
as time goes on and the market
gets softer, you could see a
slowdown in prices. Atlantis,
Baha:Mar going forward, all
these things will have an effect
on the real estate market in
the Bahamas.” .

Although it was “too soon
to say” what the precise impact
from Baha Mar’s ‘frozen’ $2.6
billion project will be, Mr
Wong predicted that rental and
property prices on Cable
Beach would have to be adjust-
ed downwards. :

Many landlords and proper-
ty owners were likely to have
built a Baha Mar ‘effect’ into
their prices, but a number of
those released by the company
were the very same expatriates
likely to be tenants on Cable
Beach. °

VACANCY NOTICE

- Excellent opportunities for career advancement exist in the Legal Department
of The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited & Group of Companies.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the position of Legal Counsel.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 — 5 years experience
in Litigation, Real Estate & Development and Commercial Law. Candidates
must demonstrate an ability to work independently and possess a thorough
working knowledge and technical competence in the areas mentioned.
(Applicants with experience in only one of the mentioned areas may also

apply).

Successful candidate can look forward to competitive remuneration and

benefits.

Résumés with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited

P.O. Box F-42666

Freeport, Grand Bahama

BAHAMAS
Or

Email: personnel@gbpa.com

AT www.bahamaseducation.com
On or before April 28, 2008





’ THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 7B



Three-day response time
places BISX ‘right in ball
park’ on fund competition

FROM page 1B

deal of interest in our facility,
and people are impressed by
the speed with which we’re
turning around their applica-
tions.”

The BISX chief executive
said that within 24 hours, the
exchange would acknowledge

to the investment fund and its.

sponsor that their listing appli-
cation had all the necessary
documents in order to begin
the process.

And after that, “within 48
hours”, BISX will confirm to
the fund parties whether their
listing application was success-
ful or not, based on the original
application.

“So, it’s effectively a three-
day turnaround time,” Mr
Davies said. This, he added,
compared favourably with the
Caribbean’s investment fund
leader, the Cayman Islands,
whose listing process takes

od of time that is effectively
see as a leader in the region,”
Mr Davies said.

“We are striving to meet
what is an acceptable turn-
around time for the listing of
funds, and for a small exchange
we’re doing well. We’re right
in the ball park as it relates to
other jurisdictions. We’re right
in the mix of meeting ar
acceptable turnaround time.

“Before we streamlined
doing that, it used to take us
more like a working week —
five days — to get it in, process
it and get back to people.”

To streamline the process,

He

GET MORE FOR LESS

and make it more efficient and
cost-effective, Mr Davies said
BISX was now working with
the fund manager, administra-
tor and sponsor prior to a list-
ing application’s submission
“so that they can understand
what their obligations are and
what they need to submit to
us to have a complete fit”.

As a result, most first-time
applications now being
received by BISX were com-

‘plete and required no follow-

up by the exchange.

Mr Davies said the exchange
had to ensure all listings appli-
cations complied with BISX

rulés, adding that the invest-
ment funds listed on it collec-
tively had several hundred mil-

‘lion of dollars in assets under

panaeenienl

With “several” more invest-
ment fund listings applications
in the pipeline, Mr Davies

added: “The fund aueens is
really heating up right now.
We’re trying to catch that. It’s
happening.”

PUBLIC NOTICE

To: All Franchise Holder(s)

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE
LICENCING & INSPECTION

In accordance with the Road Traffic Act SIE Laws of
the Bahamas, the licencing and inspection of all Public

between three to five days.

“J think Cayman is, at 72
hours as well, but you’re talk-
ing about a larger operation,
and operation that has been
around for a considerable peri-

Leaders in food distribution for retail and club packs — J. Service Vehicles will be carried out in New Providence
and the Family Islands beginning Thursday, May ‘st thru

Friday, May 30th, 2008.

are accepting applications for the position of:

BUTCHERS

omnes and Operators of these Vets must ensure that
the total number of vehicles covered by their franchise are:
presented for licencing and inspection. When an owner
or operator presents fewer vehicles for licencing and
inspection than is covered by his/her franchise, the Road
Traffic Authority. Board in the absence of proof will assume
‘that he/she no longer needs the franchise. The authority
therefore, requires him/her to show cause why his/her
franchise may. not be reduced on the strength of Section
89(1)b of the Road Traffic Act 220. .

The Job

We are looking for persons with excellent practical
skills in preparing, cutting and packaging ‘chill &> frozen meat, poultry and seafood. Knowledge of Meat, . a
Standard Operating Procedures and quality handling
and holding of different types of meat, the ability to
operate meat related machinery is a must. Candidates
should possess good customer friendly skills with the
ability to work with teams. Computer skills desirable.
A minimum of 3 years working experience is required.

Further all franchise holders must produce documentary
proof to show that their franchise is operational at the time
of licencing and inspection.

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

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

Signed:
Controller



We offer attractive salary and benefit packages.

Interested persons should send their

resumes to hr@abacomarkets.com



BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST

Enviromental Education Officer and
Community Liasaon: Black Point, Exuma

The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following
positions:

The Bahamas National Trust is seeking a qualified Education
Officer for posting at Black Point Community Library on a three
year contractual basis.

TEMPORARY CUSTODIAN

Primary Tasks:

- Develop environmental educauong programmes for students
of Black Point School and work with classroom teachers to
integrate them into science or social studies curriculum.

- Manage the Black Point Community Computer Center
and Library

- Teach basic computer skills to both students and adults

- Prepare scheme of work and weekly lesson notes for
teaching units ~

- Prepare quarterly reports that provide an overview of program
activities with sample materials used.

- Provide and plan activities that provide students with skills
and knowledge to make them effective stewards of the Black
Point community and the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Performs a wide range of janitorial duties throughout the Embassy.
Works alone, or as a part of a group, under the Facilities Manage-
ment Supervisor. Assist with other trades as required °

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

- Completion of elementary and secondary schools is required
- At least one year expereince in the janitorial field is required

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Primary Skills Required:

- Computer literate (Word Processing, Internet technology and
communications)

- Bachelors degree or greater in biology/combined science,
history/geography, general studies or related fields.

- Proven writing and interpersonal commuuucations skills

- Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities,
meet deadlines

- Commitment to natural resource conservation in The Bahamas

- Positive attitude

Must have basic knowledge of janitorial field and of products
used in the cleaning of buildings .
Must have the ability to use all machinery and tools connected
with the job function.

Must have a friendly, pleasant personality

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are
eligible for employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Application forms are available from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of The American Embassy, Queen
Street. Completed applications should be returned to the United States
Embassy: addressed to the Human Resources Office no later than,
April 21, 2008

To apply for the position, send cover letter, resume, three references
including telephone numbers and email address to:
(bnt@bnt.bs)
or
P.O. Box N 4105, Nassau, Bahamas
by April 30, 2008.

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Mr. Ben Albury
Operation Manager at Bahamas Bus & Truck
recently donated a cheque to Ms. Marie Joseph
for the purchase of a stove. Mr. Albury is illus-
trating his commitment in assisting the less
fortunate in the community. He will like to

implore more business within their communi-~
ties to givee back and remember those in need. |
in our community and always'be mindful of

those less fortunate

MORTON SALT

ROHM
‘HAAS 4)
Seeks a qualified candidate for the position of

PROJECT ENGINEER
At Its Great Inagua Plant

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):



Plant Safety, Health, and Environmental responsibilities and
knowledge of Regulatory Compliance

Development and management of Capital Budgets and projects
Construction and Capital equipment installation, physical plant
maintenance, on equipment and machinery

Comprehensive knowledge of standard and specialized
engineering gomputer applications including, reliability, and
data streaming ;

Identification of source problems and opportunities for
improvement :

Successful candidate should possess:

Effective communication skills for internal and external
customers

Proficient oral and written communication skills

Positive can-do attitude easily adapts to change and is a team
player

Uses good judgment, Demonstrates a high leyelof.
professionalism and integrity, discretion and ethical behavior
A Degree in Engineering, Five years experience with reasonable
field experience = =

Morton Bahamas Limited offers excellent benefits and salary

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THE TRIBUNE.



a ee | ae
‘Major changes’for realtor Act

FROM page 1B

created by developers being
able to sell properties they
themselves construct.

William Wong, the Bahamas
Real Estate Association’s
(BREA) president, told The
Tribune that an ongoing con-
cern among the organisation’s
members was how they could
ensure they benefited from the
real estate sales associated with
major foreign direct invest-

ment projects.

Under current law, develop-
ers are able to obtain a bro-
ker/agent licence and sell to
clients properties they con-
struct themselves, effectively
cutting out Bahamian realtors
from these sales and poten-
tially lucrative commissions.

Result

- As a result, Mr Wong sug-
gested that since the develop-
ers had to come to BREA to
obtain this licence, the organi-



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conditions such as informing
Bahamian realtors about their
marketing plans and how they
could participate in the sales
process could be attached to
the approval.

The BREA president said

- his 700-plus members would

be “better off” if they were
able to participate in the real
estate sales associated with
projects such as the Baker’s
Bay Golf & Ocean Club,
Albany and Ginn “on a full-
time basis”.

“Albany is talking so much
about us benefiting from re-
sales. My question is: Why
can’t we benefit from first-time
sales?” Mr Wong asked.’

He described as “one of our
biggest issues” as being how
Bahamian realtors were to
benefit from major foreign
direct investment projects,
promising that this would be
“addressed soon”.

“We’re making some
changes to our Act right now,
where we are going to try and
protect our industry,” Mr
Wong said in relation to the
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“We've been encouraged to
get it done. We’re getting close
to producing major changes to
the Act. In the next six to 12
months, we will see some
changes to give the Act more
teeth, agents and brokers more
clout, and to protect and
enhance our business.”

In addition, many Bahamas-
based properties are also sold
by foreign agents via the Inter-
net, an ongoing source of fric-
tion for BREA and its mem-
bers. Average commissions
earned by Bahamian realtors
are 6 per cent for buildings
sold, and 10 per cent for devel-
opable land. ‘

Overseas

Mr Wong said Bahamian
realtors were well-prepared to
co-broke with overseas real-
tors, providing referral fees.
However, unlike foreign real
estate agents who came into
the Bahamas “telling us what
they are going to pay us”,
Bahamian realtors could not
operate in the US and Florida
without a licence.

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TAKE NOTICE THAT Angela Hanna claims to be the owner of the following
piece parcel or lot of land designted as lots 118-119 Brougham Street also known
as Pansa Comer Southern District, New Providence.

That she has been in full free and undisturbed possession of the said land for well
over the last forty (40) years.

Anyone having a claim or right to the said'land may contact the undersigned or her

| Attomey in writing showing claim by certified doctiments within thirty (30) days.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containing 25,241 square feet situate ap-
proximately 336 feet West of Market Street and North side of Brougham Street in
the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas.

Angela Hanna

PO. Box 1590
Brougham Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Or

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PO. Box N 10156
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All vehicles on Pioneer Shipping Dock
Nassau need to be removed as soon as
possible. All Importers with vehicles on
Miami dock without the proper paper work
needs to contact our office in Nasau or Miami.
Storage charges are occuring and vehicles
will be-sold to cover all charges in Miami.

Contact:
Nassau office:(242) 322-8892 or
Miami office (305) 633-3224

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MGS INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company isin dissolution, which commenced on_ the
10th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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NOTICE

BOSWORTH CONSULTING LTD.
IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the

International Business Companies Act 2000 BOSWORTH
CONSULTING LTD. is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 11th April 2008.
David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., Building 2
Caves Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of BOSWORTH
CONSULTING LTD. All persons having claims against the above-
named company are required to send their address and particulars of
their debts to the Liquidator before the 11th May 2008.





THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 9b



Lighting specialist says products
keep costs 30-40 per cent lower

FROM page 1B

been “going really well” since
the Bahamian franchise
opened its doors, given that
the company appeared to be
the only outdoor lighting spe-
cialist in this nation.

Ms Lightbourne explained
that the company had grown
its business by developing
alliances and relationship with
construction industry profes-
sionals, such as contractors,
architects, landscapers and
engineers, who were able to
refer it to potential clients —
especially new home builds.

“They would be in contact
with new home owners before
we would. It’s been great for
new home owners, and now
we’re trying to get the word
out to existing homeowners to
beef up the business we have,
and let them know what bene-
fits are possible,” Ms Light-
bourne told The Tribune.

“The word has been getting
out a bit. It’s taken a little
while to build up our reputa-
tion.”

The Outdoor Lighting Per-
spectives franchise is owned by
Bahamian architect Pat Rah-
ming, head of Pat Rahming &
Associates, who realized that
Bahamian households and
businesses looking for energy
efficient, specialist outdoor
lighting arrangements either
had to rely on an electrician
or trips to Home Depot in the
US for a solution.

“He knew it was a great
business to get into, as no one
else was doing it in the
Bahamas,” Ms Lightbourne
said.

While Outdoor Lighting
Perspectives products were at
the high end of the market, she
added that when it came to

sales, the company had expe-__

rienced “an increase’ in sales

evéry year we'have been oper?’ *
&

ating”.

Ms Lightbourne explained
that among the company’s
competitive advantages were
the materials it used for its
products. Some 95 per cent of
materials were copper, which
did not rust or corrode, with
the remainder high-grade
industrial PVC-type piping,
meaning Outdoor Lighting
Perspectives was able to give
clients a 10-year warranty.

Systems

“Our systems are all low
voltage, and we provide a one-
stop shop by giving you an
installed price,” Ms Light-
bourne explained.

“With the way things are
going with rising gas prices,
fuel efficiency and rising costs,
our systems are 12 volts as
opposed to 120 volts, so you
are going to be burning a lot
less [electricity]. What we are

trying to do is give you a sys-
tem that is self-efficient and
self-operating.”

Ms Lightbourne said a 12-
light system supplied by Out-
door Lighting Perspectives,
using 12 volts, would probably
use 30-40 per cent less elec-
tricity than a comparable 4-5
light system using 120 volts. As
a result, Bahamians would “be
spending a significantly small-
er amount”.

So far, most of Outdoor
Lighting Perspectives business
has been done in areas of New
Providence such as Paradise
Island’s Ocean Club, Lyford
Cay, and in neighbourhoods
located on the eastern and
western edges of the island.

Work has also been obtained
in the Family Islands, particu-
larly Eleuthera.

Ms Lightbourne said:
““We’re licensed to serve the
entire Bahamas. We have a lot
of business in Eleuthera, and

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LTD., has

been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 28th day of March, 2008.

Epsilon Management Ltd.
Suite 13, First Floor,
Oliaji Trade Centre,

Francis Rachel Street,
Victoria, Mahe,

Republic of Seychelles
- Liquidator



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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
MAJOR COMMERCIAL BANK

Core responsibilities:

* Administers incoming phone calls and mail from both internal and
external customers by receiving, screening, and dispatching calls,
and drafting responses or referrals to mail.
Prepares PowerPoint presentations when requested by the

Supervisor

Records and prepares minutes for meetings chaired by Supervisor,
by using a laptop computer/shorthand during meetings.

Serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Bank’s Board of Directors
in the absence of the Executive Assistant.
Serves as the Information Bank (IB) Manager for the Bank’s
online services in the absence of On-line Banking Co-ordinator.
Compiles, prepares and maintains numerous internal Bank and
branch documents and reports.

Performs other secretarial duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Associates Degree and Certified Professional Secretary Rating, or
Certified Administrative Professional Rating
Knowledge of Bank policies, procedures, services and terms.

Oral and written communication skills, including etiquette and

writing skills.

Ability to treat information with confidentiality and

professionalism.

Detailed knowledge of computers to use Bank’s network and its
core banking applications to complete correspondence

| Benefits

include:

Competitive — salary

commensurate

with

experience and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental and
vision) and Life Insurance; Pension Scheme.

Interested persons should apply no later than

April 30", 2008 to:

DA 62063B

are trying to do more in

Freeport. Depending on how

that goes, we may open offices
in those areas.”

Outdoor Lighting Perspec-
tives is now looking to expand
its product range by bringing in
a light commercial line of light-
ing products.

“That line will allow us to
do a lot more for small com-
mercial properties,” Ms Light-
bourne said, “and especially
somewhere like the Bahamas,

ABACOMARK

where you have a lot more
commercial properties that

have an outdoor-type environ-

ment. We have the weather to
be outdoors for the entire year,
and to offer something unique
and energy conservative will
be great.”

The company is also look-
ing to “bring on full scale in
the Bahamas by the end of the
year” a line of lighting control
products. Ms Lightbourne said
these were becoming popular

ETS

IMITED

with gated communities, and
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
product was 98 per cent wire-
less.

This meant homeowners
would not have to drill holes in
walls to carry an electrical sys-
tem to control what time lights
both inside and outside the
house came on. Ms Light-
bourne said the wireless sys-
tem could ultimately even be
controlled by computer from
anywhere in the world.

Abaco Markets Limited, a leading food distribution company with five retail and
club outlets is accepting applications for:

The Job

RETAIL BUYERS

To grow the retail business through purchases that anticipates and provides
unlimited options to meet consumer demands. The candidate must have a
firm understanding of market trends, with a clear understanding of logistics |

along with the ability to establish ‘and maintain effective vendor relationships.

Requirements

Minimum of 3 years experience, proficient in Word & Excel suites, Excellent
Oral and Written skills is a must. Marketing experience will be considered a plus.

We offer Great Benefits:

Growth & Advancement within the organization
A salary that will commensurate with experience
Group Medical & Pension Plans

Employee Discounts
Profit Sharing

A Supportive team environment

Interested persons should send their resumes to:

hr@abacomarkets.com

HOeshs OFS

NOTICE OF VACANCY

A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited for one
(1) Projects Manager. This position reports to the Vice President of Development.

The successful candidate will be required to provide technical support and
guidance in the areas of super-structural and infrastructural developments and
rehabilitation works as necessary; perform condition survey on Company buildings
and infrastructure (including roadways) throughout the Lucaya areas when
required; plan, implement, and manage civil engineering capital works projects
undertaken by the. Company.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

BSc. in Building, Structural or Civil Engineering - Postgraduate studies a

plus

Minimum of five (5) years relevant engineering experience
Minimum of three (3) years relevant supervisory experience
Professional registration a plus

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Sound knowledge in road design and rehabilitation.

Sound knowledge of construction techniques and safety parameters.

Sound knowledge of engineering design techniques and the governing code
required in achieving internationally accepted standards.

Working knowledge of Contract Law.
Sound knowledge of established construction practices and related statutory

regulations.

Sound knowledge of Contract Administration.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND SPECIALIZED TECHNNIQUES

Competence in the application of project management techniques
Good coordinating skills.

Good human relations skills.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Computer literacy as evidenced by full working knowledge of Microsoft
Word, Excel, Auto Cad and Microsoft Projects.

Résumés with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department

The Grand Bahama Development oy Limited

P.O. Box F-42666

c/o The Tribune
P.O. BoxN3207
Nassau, Bahamas



Freeport, Grand Bahama
BAHAMA

Or
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before April 28, 2008.





PAGE 10B, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008 THE TRIBUNE

Governments 7.5%
ort stake proceeds
‘went to third party’

The GBPA has authorised
share capital of $11.44 million,
consisting of four million
shares valued at $2.86 par val-
ue each.

Some 2;172,974 GBPA
shares have been issued and
are outstanding.



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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOALEME H. LAFRANCE
of BELLOT ROAD OF FAITH AVE., BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 14th day
of April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

owning 162,973 shares, the
same number‘as it held on
1970’s annual return, with one
GBPA share each held by Port
financial controller Ian Barry,
its in-house counsel Carey
Leonard, and former counsel
Willie Moss.

shares.
The Treasurer is listed a

FROM page 1B

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/00716
Common Law & Equity Division



IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959 (Chapter 393)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing

by admeasurement Six thousand Nine hundred and Thirty-six (6,936)

square feet situate in the Northern District of the Island of New

Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of NORALEE CARTWRIGHT

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of NORALEE CARTWRIGHT of the Settlement of Kemps
Bay in the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing by admeasurement
Six thousand Nine hundred and Thirty-six (6,936) square feet situate on
the Eastern side of Peardale Road and approximately 2,150 feet South
of Wulff Road in the Northern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

~

The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in free simple of
the said piece parcel or tract of land and have made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section
Three (3) of the Quieting of Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said
piece parcel or tract of land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act Copies of
the filed Plan may be inspected during normal working hours at:-

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

(b) Rolle & Co., Chambers. Anth-Mat House, 84 Minnie
Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or rights to dower
or an adverse claim or claims not recognized in the’ Petition shall on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days of the last publication file a
notice in the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau in the [gland of New
Providerice aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned
a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit to be filled therewith. Failure of any such person to file and
serve a statement of his or her claim on or before the Thirty (30) days
after the last publication will operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED the 18th day of March, A. D. 2008.

ROLLE & CO.

Chambers,

Anth-Mar House,

84 Minnie Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner.

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Abaco Markets
11.50 Bahamas Property Fund
9.00 Bank of Bahamas
0.85 Benchmark
2.30 Bahamas Waste
1.30 Fidelity Bank
10.35 Cable Bahamas
2.10 Colina Holdings
4.73. | Commonwealth Bank (S1)
3.60 Consolidated Water BDRs
2.20 Doctor's Hospital
5.94 Famguard
12.49 Finco
13.50 FirstCaribbean
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0.54 Freeport Concrete
6.86 ICD Utilities
8.60 J. S. Johnson
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1.2443 Colina Bond Fund

2.6629 Colina MSI Preferred Fund
1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund
3.1827 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
11.4992 Fidelity Prime Income Fund

100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00**

100.0000 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.00**
1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00**
9.6346 Fidelity International Investment Fund —_9.6346*

1.308126***
2.996573"***
1.386634*"*
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Trainee Risk Surveyor

Role & Responsibilities:
- Survey Property Risks all over the Bahamas
- Make Loss Prevention recommendations

Qualifications:

- College Graduate with B.A. Degree in Engineering,
Architecture or Technical Drafting preferred

- Successful applicant must complete the surveying
qualifications in four years ,

- Experience useful but not essential

- On the job training will be provided

- Computer proficiency required

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills required

- Must be able to work with minimal supervision

The Bahamas First Group is the largest property and casualty
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Rating from A.M. Best, reflecting the company’s financial
stability and sound risk management practices. Compensation
commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.

Please apply before April 23rd, 2008 to:
Group HR & Training Manager
Bahamas First Corporate Services
32 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box SS-6268
Nassau, Bahamas

Or email to:
careers@ bahamasfirst.com

FG CAPITAL MARKETS

BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

Change Daily Vol.

Veekly Vol. EPS$ Div$
1.160 0.900
0.000° 0.480

Last 12 Months
5.61%
13.11%
3.89%
17.78%
5.69%

NAN: Key

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUISDIN ST LUC of
BACARDI ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 11th day of
April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that VALDOR CHARLES of
BLUFF, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, °
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows ‘any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 14th day of
April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

WHITE HILLS INVESTMENTS S.A.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, WHITE HILLS INVESTMENTS S.A. »
is in dissolution as of March 7, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A

Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR



Legal N otice
NOTICE

BELU INVEST LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, BELU INVEST LTD. is in dissolution as of
April 10, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice
NOTICE

EBBETS OVERSEAS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, EBBETS OVERSEAS LTD. is in
dissolution as of April 10, 2008.

* -29 February 2008
** - 31 December 2007
*** 4 April 2008

**** 31 March 2008

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 :

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

(S1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

_TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR





_ THE TRIBUNE

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SUPREME
COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00144

Whereas ALFREDA WHITE a.k.a. ALBERTHA WHITE
of Haven Subdivision in Southern District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court

of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real,

and Personal Estate of GODFREY JEFFREY MCQUAY
late of Haven Subdivision in the Southern District of the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

NICOYA NEILLY

(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00161

Whereas WILLIAM JOHN GODFREY ENEAS of
Montague Heights, Eastern District, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of SYLVIA MARGUERITE ENEAS late of East Ernest
Street, Eastern District, New Providence; one of the Islands
of thé Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the.date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON

(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00162

Whereas SHAKIRA SHAKARA COAKLEY and DIANA
M. BETHEL both of Gum Tree Street, Pinewood Gardens,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of DERON
RODRICK BETHEL a.k.a. DERON RODERICK
BETHEL late of Gum Tree Street, Pinewood Gardens,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT.

PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00163

Whereas CLAUDIA SHARISSE JOHNSON of No.16
Sapphire Ridge, San Souci, Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of DUDLEY WINSTON JOHNSON
late of Martin Street, New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
2008/PRO/npr/00164

IN THE ESTATE OF BERYL ROCKAFELLOW,, late of

Regency Park Nursing Home, N03325, Highway 35, Hazlet

in the County of Monmouth in the State of New Jersey,one
of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SAMANTHA M. WILLIAMS of No. 52 Old Cedar Street,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above

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estate granted to DONALD G. ROCKAFELLOW,, the
Executor, of the Estate by Monmouth County Surrogate's
Court, one of the States of the United States of America on
the Sth day of February, 1999.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00164A

IN THE ESTATE OF GRAHAM E. ROCKAFELLOW,
late of No. 74 Cherry Tree Farm Road in the Township of
Middletown, County of Monmouth in the State of New
Jersey, one of the States of the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SAMANTHA M. WILLIAMS of No. 52 Old Cedar Street,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above
estate granted to DONALD G. ROCKAFELLOW, the
Executor, of the Estate of Beryl Rockafellow by Monmouth
County Surrogate's Court, one of the States of the United
States of America on the Sth day of February, 1999.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00165

Whereas TANICO SHENIQUER HUNTER a.k.a.

TAMICO SHENIQUE HUNTER of Victoria Gardens,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
VERNETTA MORRISON a.k.a. VERNETHA
MORRISON HUNTER late of Victoria Gardens, Western
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) Registrar

_ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
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PROBATE DIVISION

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2008/PRO/npr/00166

IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN M. ANKNEY, late of 3792

N.E. Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, Florida, one of the States
of the: United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen

days from the date hereof, application will be made to the:

Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETRA M. HANNA WEEKES of the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
of Administration Multiple Personal Representatives in the
above estate granted to JON WYN ANKNEY and
JOSPEH THOMAS ANKNEY, the Personal
Representatives, of the Estate by Martin County, Circuit
Court, Florida, one of the States of the United States of
America on the 22nd day of February, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00167

IN THE ESTATE OF VERA M. ANKNEY, late of 3792
N.E. Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, Florida; one of the States
of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETRA M. HANNA WEEKES of the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
of Administration Multiple Personal Representatives in the
above estate granted to JON WYN ANKNEY and
JOSPEH THOMAS ANKNEY, the Personal
Representatives, of the Estate by Martin County, Circuit
Court, Florida, one of the States of the United States of
America on the 22nd day of February, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

* COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00168

Whereas PANDORA ETHELYN DAVIS of Alter Court,
Churchill Development, Eastern District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of STANLEY GEORGE DAVIS a.k.a. GEORGE

APRIL 17, 2008 ,

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 11B

STANLEY DAVIS late of Florida Court, Southern District,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION
. APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00169

Whereas BARBARA LOUISE ROMER of Bel Air Estates,
Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of JAMES
ALEXANDER ROMER late of Bel Air Estates, Eastern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
: DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00170

IN THE ESTATE OF CASIMIR SKRZYNIECKI, late
of 164 Mettler Street in the City of Toledo in the State of
Ohio, one of the States of the United States of America,

deccased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the cxpiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street in the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Letters of
Authority in the above estate granted to GARY
HOLEWINSKI the Executor of the Estate, by the Probate
Court of Lucas County, Ohio, on the 16th day of October, .

2007.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00171

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. Whereas‘)BEYANE EARUSSELL of Yellow Elder Gardens

in Western District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration with the Will annexed of the
Real and Personal Estate of FAYE ANN ECKEL (a.k.a.)
FAYE A. ECKEL late of 873 South Highway 48, Creek
County in the City of Mannford in the State of Oklahoma
one of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF TILE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00173

Whereas McARTHUR MOSS of the Western District of
the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of

administration of the Real and Personal Estate

of HILDA MOSS late of Baillou Hill Road in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00174

IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT H. ABPLANALP, late of
the Village of Bronxville of the Town of Eastchester in the
County of Westchester in the State of New York, one of the
States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby Siven that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
MICHAEL ALVIN DEAN of Hampshire Street in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
obtaining the Resealed Letters Testamentary in the
above estate granted to JOSEPHINE ABPLANALP,
JOHN P. ABPLANALP, MARIE H. HOLCOMBE and
WILLIAM E. GRIFFIN the Personal Representatives of
the Estate, by the Surrogate's Court of the State of New
York, Westchester County, on the 16th day of September,
2003.

NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR



PAGE 12B, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008

JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has been established by statute
for the regulation of the telecommunications, electricity and water and
sewerage sectors in The Bahamas.

The PUC is seeking a utility regulatory professional with training and
experience, particularly i in the field of telecommunications regulation,
to fill the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission
reporting to the Chairman, and is responsible for the day-to-day
administration of the affairs of the Commission and for ensuring that
the Commission is provided with high quality technical advice and
guidance in the execution of its functions.

The successful candidate will be required to provide leadership and
management direction to the PUC. The candidate will also be a high-

level practitioner with direct experience in a wide variety of utility

regulatory activities including liberalization(especially with respect to
telecommunications) granting of licences, approval of rates, service
quality, licence enforcement measures, universal service policies, radio
‘spectrum management, and international best Practicgs, This post will
be offered on a contract basis.
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The successful applicant will have a Master’s Degree or Professional
Certification in Economics, Management, Law or Engineering and is
expected to have had ten (10) years practice as a trained regulator.

The PUC offers a very attractive remuneration and benefits package
together with a pleasant working environment. Further information about
the PUC can be obtained from the website: www. PUCBaliamas: gow. lbs;

Interested applicants may deliver resumes to:
Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission
4m Terrace East, Collins Avenue

Fax No. (242) 323-7288
E-mail: PU C@puchahamas, gom:be

Applications should be received by 18 April, 2008. Only appticand who
have been short-listed will be contacted.

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Photo shows Lambert Longley (left), Partner, congratulating Paul

KPMG in The Bahamas congratulates
Paul Frazier on his international -
assignment

Paul Frazier is headed to the Atlanta office of KPMG in the U.S. for an 18 month international
assignment. Paul is a 2005 KPMG Scholarship recipient and as part of KPMG’s Scholarship
Program recipients are usually granted work experience in a KPMG office outside The
Bahamas. Paul graduated from Acadia University in May 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in
Business Administration. He is also a Lyford Cay Foundation scholarship recipient and served
as an advisor for KPMG's Junior Achievement Program.

KPMG's Global Mobility Program is another avenue the firm uses to provide international
exchanges which allows staff to participate in multi-cultural experiences which aid in their
professional development and growth and return to The Bahamas to share their new |
knowledge.

Montague Sterling Centre
East Bay Street
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Q. Can I withdraw U.S. Dollar finds while I am: shopping in Florida?

A. Yes, Customers of Bank of The Bahamas International will be permitted to withdraw funds,
in US. Dollars, at BOB Financial Services, Inc. Such withdrawals, however, will be subject to
Bahamian Exchange Control Guidelines.

Q. Will I be able to open a US. Dollar account at BOB Financial Services, Inc.?

A. No. BOB Financial Services, Inc, will not offer U.S. Dollar account facilities at this time.
It will serve as a customer service extension of the Bank’s Bahamas based offices and service
centres and will allow customers access to their funds for multiple purposes, within Bahamian
Exchange Control Guidelines.

Q. Will BOB Financial Services, Inc., be able to open accounts for persons wishing to conduct
banking business in The Bahamas?

A. Yes. BOB Financial Services, Inc., will assist prospective customers with opening accounts,
subject to the customer meeting the Bank’s usual due diligence requirements and Bahamian

regulatory guidelines.





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Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are searching for 33-
year-old Sandor Fowler for ques-
tioning in connection with the mur-
der, and possible rape, of an 86-
year-old grandmother who has
lived in the quiet and “peaceful”
community of Dannottage Estates
for over 30 years.

Visiting the gruesome scene yes-
terday, Asst Supt Walter Evans
informed the media that Mrs Iris
Archer, 86, had beén stabbed “mul-
tiple times” and an attempt had
been made to set her body on fire.

According to police, the coun-
try’s homicide rate now stands at 19
for the year.

As the pathologist had yet to
inspect the body, ASP Evans said
he could neither confirm nor deny



Fowler is wanted by. police

that Mrs Archer had been sexually
assaulted.

However, he did confirm that
the assailant had attempted to set
fire to the deceased’s “hip area”.

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THE CASE of two police offi-
cers charged in connection with
the brutal beating of a man, who
died earlier this year after spend-
ing seven months in a coma, faces
another delay as there appeared
to be uncertainty over who was
prosecuting the case.

The accused officers - Corpo-
ral Donavon Gardiner, 35, of
Flamingo Gardens, and Consta-
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Tourism could face fall-out
from US crisis early next year

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas’ tourism
industry may face significant fall-
out from the United States’
financial crisis starting early next
year, former Governor of Cen-
tral Bank James Smith predicted
yesterday.

Speaking as a guest on the
IslandFM radio talk show -Par-
liament Street, Mr Smith sug-
gested that the country’s number
one industry has not yet experi-
enced the full repercussions from
the US economy’s woes, but will
do so during the January to
April, 2009, tourism season.

American visitors travelling
to the Bahamas in the coming
months, he explained, most like-
ly booked their vacations long
before they were affected in any

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crisis. These tourists are cur-
rently vacationing in the
Bahamas and will continue to
do so for most of 2008.

Mr Smith indicated that when
it comes to new bookings for

SEE page 12





One man dead,

one in hospital

after shooting
incidents

HB By KARIN HERIG

Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

TWO separate shooting inci-
dents in New Providence over the
weekend left one man dead and
another in hospital in serious con-
dition.

In the early hours of Saturday,
police recorded the shooting
death of an unidentified man
believed to be in his mid-30s.

Although circumstances seem-
ingly point to this being a mur-
der, press liaison officer Asst Supt
Walter Evans told The Tribune
yesterday there is information
which has led police to refrain
from classifying the case as a
homicide at this time.

Reports are that the shooting
victim was near Bahama Avenue
and Crooked Island Street at
around 5am on Saturday when
he was killed.

Emergency medical personnel
were called in and the man was
pronounced man dead at the
scene,

The victim suffered from gun-

SEE page 14

Taxi driver is
killed in three
vehicle crash

ONE of Eleuthera’s best-
known characters, taxi-driver
Benjamin ‘Ben’ Delancy, was
killed in a three-car crash at
Hatchet Bay yesterday.

His death occurred on his 69th
birthday, only a few hours after
his children in the United States
had phoned to say “Many Happy
Returns”.

The tragedy came within a
minute of Mr Delancy dropping
off a passenger, Craig Kemp, at
Eleuthera Island Shores. Last
night, Mr Kemp was said to be
badly shaken, realising he had
narrowly escaped being in the
accident.

The crash happened in “down-
town” Hatchet Bay, opposite the
shopping plaza which burned
down last week.

Relative and friend Gilbert
Kemp told The Tribune last night:
“The whole community is in
mourning. Ben lost his life right
near the site of the plaza fire. It is
a double tragedy for the people
there.

“Ben was one of the best-

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JUST a week after he visited
the Bahamas, Haiti’s parliament
has voted to dismiss Prime Min-
ister Jacques Edouard follow-
ing deadly protests over rising
food prices.

The Associated Press report-
ed yesterday that Senator
Gabriel Fortune said that 16 of
Haiti's 27 senators voted in
favour of the dismissal in Sat-
urday's session.

The vote reflects widespread
frustration over the rising cost
of living in the impoverished
country that sparked deadly
clashes between protesters and
UN peacekeepers earlier this
week.

Protesters blame the govern-
ment for failing to create jobs
and control soaring food prices,
and some demonstrators called
for President Rene Preval’s res-
ignation. The violence left at
least five people dead.

On Saturday, President
Preval had pledged to support
any decision the lawmakers
made on Prime Minister Alexis.

Prime Minister Alexis sur-
vived a no-confidence vote over
the government's handling of
the economy in February. He
was nominated to be prime
minister in May, 2006.

After the prime minister's
dismissal, a UN soldier was shot
and killed in Port-au-Prince,
mission spokeswoman Sophie
Boutaud de la Combe said.

The soldier was a member of
a 1,000-strong unit that deals
with riots, she said.

President Preval announced a
drop in the price of rice Satur-

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After meeting with food
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of a 50-pound bag of rice will
drop from $51 to $43, a reduc-
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TORCHBEARERS ASSOCIATION HITS OUT

FNM youth wing
accuses PLP
counterparts of
‘politics of fear’

THE Torchbearers Associa-
tion, the youth wing of the
FNM, took a shot at the Pro-
gressive Young Liberals yester-
day, stating that they found it
“amazing” how people who
claim to love the Bahamas often
do “precious little”. to help in
its growth and development.

Admitting that there is
enough blame to go around for
the crime situation and the vio-
lence in the country’s schools,
the Torchbearers reminded the
PYL that “genuine people”
look for ways to combine their
efforts to make the Bahamas a
better place for all, instead of
“seizing the opportunity” to
exploit an unfortunate situation.

“Politics of fear seems to be
the PLP modus operandi. Every
day there is the sermon of doom
and damnation. It is suspect if a

group of supposedly civilized

people is always wishing for
‘doomsday’. Isn’t there some-
one in the PLP who is capable
of thinking, talking or acting
positive?

“The PYL, the voice of the
PLP, continue to politicise
crime and the negative behav-
iour by a very small group of
youths. The reality is that crime
is everybody’s business. It
affects PLP and FNM. Too
many children and even some
adults seem to be suffering from
‘peer pressure’ that need our
collective steering toward a bet-
ter way.

“The Minister of Education
Carl Bethel and the president
of the Bahamans Union of
Teachers Ida Poitier-Turnquest
wisely have not endorsed police
on school campuses. There are
many pros and cons but nothing
short of parents participation
and taking responsibility for
their children’s actions will help.
Police in the school is only a
band-aid on a gaping wound.
We must address the symp-
toms,” the party said.

In addition, the Torchbear-
ers noted that in their despera-
tion to gain “political brownie
points”, the PLP/PYL are
attempting to utilise the “doom
and gloom” scare tactics that
will only add “insult to injury”.

“One or two police officers
on a school premises can hard-
ly prevent 50 young gang mem-
bers who have no regard for law
and order, also no fear of God

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“The idea of
police in schools
has been rejected
by sensible PLPs
behind the scene,
but for political
mileage the PLP is
encouraging the
PYL to incite the
teachers and
students,
by advocating for

police in schools.”



or man, from entering a school
campus. The PLY should have
confessed that their leader and
deputy leader allowed ‘hard-
ened criminals’ to be released
from prison, long before they
had a chance to experience any
kind of rehabilitation. This must
have had a devastating effect
and a strain on our already
heavily taxed police force, espe-
cially since most crimes are
committed by hardened crimi-
nals who are already out on
bail.

“This idea of police in schools
has been rejected by sensible
PLPs behind the scene, but for
political mileage the PLP is
encouraging the PYL to incite
the teachers. and students, by
advocating for police in schools.
They believe that they could
beat this drum of fear. We in
the Torchbearers have not seen
any indication how the PYL
intend to join forces as respon-
sible youth, to have meaning-
ful dialogue to address this vex-
ing problem that affects both
the PLP and FNM, that also
includes children of PLP and
FNM.

“This cancer that is being vis-
ited upon us as a country will
not easily go away if the politi-
cal groups are always appear-
ing to have a continuous war.
This poor example is not con-
ducive to building, but is des-
perately designed to destroy; a
path that the PLP has been
doing since May, 2002. It is time -
for the leaders of the country
whether it is in parliament, the
church or our youth organisa-
tions to sit down and intelli-
gently discuss this cancer. No
amount of posturing will get the
job done,” the FNM youth wing
said.

The Torchbearers added that
the FNM will not be bullied by
a “worthless opposition” that
had an opportunity to move the
Bahamas forward, but chose to
give away our birthright for
“God knows what”.

ie
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$20,000 worth
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A 28-YEAR-OLD man
was arrested over the week-
end after he was found in
possession of $20,000 worth
of cocaine.

Police also arrested three
men in connection with ille-
gal firearm possession.

While on routine patrol on
Wulff Road near Montrose
Avenue shortly before 8pm
on Friday, Mobile Division
officers observed a 1993 bur-
gundy Geo Prizm with two
male occupants.

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The other man escaped,”
press liaison officer Asst Supt
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Police conducted a search
of the Geo Prizm vehicle and
discovered two and a half
pounds of cocaine. The 28-
year-old man who was caught
by the officers was arrested
and is in in police. custody.

The street value of the
drugs found in the car is esti-
mated at $20,000.

Around 4am on Sunday,
officers from Central police
station were on patrol in
Dumping Ground Corner in
Bain Town when they saw a
Ford Explorer with heavily
tinted windows.

Police stopped the vehicle
and the three occupants were
ordered to get out and then
searched by the officers.

One of the three men had a
.9mm handgun in his posses-
sion. He is a juvenile resident
of that area. The other two
men are 18-year-old residents
of Bain Town. All three were
arrested and are in custody.

Police are also investigat-
ing an armed robbery which
occurred after 9am on Satur-
day.

Reports are that a man
posing as a customer entered
Arrow Travel Tours on Vil-
lage Road and demanded
cash after threatening
employees with a weapon. -

.He robbed an employee
and escaped with cash.

Officials: At least

one person Killed

in small plane
crash in Florida

mM LAKELAND, Fla.

A SMALL plane crashed in
central Florida, killing at least
one person aboard, authorities

said, according to Associated }

Press.

The crash occurred around
11:15 a.m. Sunday, just west of :
the Lakeland Linder Regional :

Airport, where the Sun ’n Fun
Fly-In was wrapping up, the
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
reported.

The fixed-wing, single-engine
plane was taking off from the

airport when it crashed for }

unknown reasons, said Federal
Aviation Administration
spokeswoman Kathleen
Bergen.

At least one person was
killed and the aircraft was
destroyed by fire, authorities
said. The total number of peo-

ple aboard wasn’t immediately :

known.

The owner of the plane was
identified as Gerald Schkolnik,
44, of Bluffton, S.C., but author-
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deceased person is still not
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Witnesses saw an explosion }
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acre of pasture was burned, an
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legal action over drug test result

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Reporter
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FREEPORT - A former
Freeport Container Port
employee who was dismissed
following a random urine drug
test is pursuing legal action
against the company after the
results of an independent drug
test in the United States came
back negative.

Lynden Gardiner, a former
charge hand, was dismissed on
February 27 after he was
reportedly informed by com-
pany officials that his urine
test taken in January came
back positive for drugs.

Mr Gardiner, 41, has
retained a local lawyer to file a
lawsuit against the container
port.

He claims that management
refused to conduct the proper
and required follow-up hair
follicle test before dismissing
him and others in February.

“This is my reputation and
my character on the line,” he
said. “This could ruin my
employment record or even
my ability to get a travel visa,”
he said.

Freeport Container Port
officials did not wish to com-
ment on the matter when con-
tacted by The Tribune on Fri-
day.

Mr Gardiner said he was
employed for nine years with
the company. He said that he
never took drugs or drank
alcohol and so he was shocked
to learn that his test came
back positive for drugs.

After expressing his con-
cerns to officials, Mr Gardiner
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urine sample would be sent
off to New York fora second
test.

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Global MRO conducted a
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THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR









The Tribune Limited

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




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




SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt. O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

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BAHAMIANS could be forgiven for exhal-
ing a collective sigh of resignation when crowds
of Haitians were seen on our television screens
last week storming the gates of the National
Palace in Port-au-Prince.

When the situation becomes dire in Haiti,

The Bahamas needs to brace itself for another’

‘invasion’ from the south. A mass exodus from
Haiti of Bahamas-bound immigrants seems cer-
tain following the latest unrest in that beautiful
but stricken land.

Global, and specifically US, economic prob-
lems affect us all, as can be witnessed in Nassau
with the marked and noticeable downturn in
tourism business. Few countries. are immune
from economic forces outside their control.

But in a country like Haiti, where there is
no fat to trim, and little daylight between sur-
vival and death, the repercussions are instant
and harsh.

Thus, the people of Haiti are again at starva-
tion point, making mud pies out of dirt and salt
to keep their systems working, and turning on
the National Palace in what appears to be a
forlorn plea for sustenance.

A sudden increase in the cost of living, trig-
gered in part by rising oil and rice prices, took

the desperate populace over the edge. The result .
ical, and dis- ,

was what has now become a t
tressing, Port-au-Prince scenario: burning bar-
ricades, crowds fleeing from flying bullets, and
a pervasive overhang of despair.

Haitian-born attorney Eliezer Regnier told
The Tribune last week, .only a-few:days after
returning from Haiti, that people there are now
lacking all their staple foods. Families are won-
dering how to feed their children. It is a critical
situation.

For President Rene Preval, now serving his
second term in the National Palace, the signs are
not promising. Haitians have a history of turn-
ing on their president when times are hard, and
Preval must now be wondering whether he will
share the fate of his predecessor, Jean-Bertrand
Aristide, who fled into exile in 2004.

When he came to power two years ago, the
relatively benign Preval was seen as a potential
saviour. He had some success in clearing warrin:
gangs off the streets, but has made little head-
way in lifting his nation of seven million souls
out of the abyss of poverty.

Over the weekend, he announced subsidies to
blunt the impact of the rice crisis, but one won-
ders how effective these will be in the long-
term, especially in a country whose own sol-
vency is always in doubt.

Haitians are now so hungry that they talk of |

“eating bleach” - an expression to describe the
growling abdominal pains that result from a
chronic lack of nourishment. Though hardened
to adversity - many Haitians have to limp along
on less than two doilars a day - they see actual
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was once so fertile and bountiful.

In The Bahamas, Haiti’s-continuing prob-
lems have serious long-term implications. There
is already a deepening fear that entire areas
will become creolised, and that within two or
three decades, Bahamian culture will lie sub-
merged under an overlay of foreign attitudes
and social mores.

Much larger countries like Britain, with its 60
million people, can absorb foreign elements
much more easily than The Bahamas, whose
population is no bigger than that of an average
UK provincial town. Yet even there, despair is
growing over the emergence of what are, in
effect, cultural ghettos in which the average
indigenous Briton feels like an outsider.

In Abaco, Haitian influence is already
marked, and could become overwhelmingly so
within the next decade. In Nassau, pockets of
this alien, Creole-speaking culture are already
causing aggravation and disquiet. It would be
ingenuous to believe this situation will improve
while Haiti itself remains in its present parlous
state. The mechanics for getting people out of
Haiti and into The Bahamas are already well-

established. For the traffickers, human smug- .

gling is lucrative business. For the “clients” - des-
perate people ready to risk all for the prospect
of escape - it is their one and only hope.

Though poverty, violence and social unrest
have been part of Haiti’s history since it seized
independence from the French 204 years ago, it
was only in the 1960s - during the despotic reign
of the Duvaliers - that its troubles began rever-
berating throughout The Bahamas.

In the early years of Francois ‘Papa Doc’
Duvalier’s rule rough-hewn sloops began head-
ing north from Haiti with cargoes of desperate
refugees seeking new lives in The Bahamas or
the United States. This inward flow of Haitians
has been continuing, in varying degrees, over
four decades. And, if Mr Regnier is right, the
latest troubles will push hundreds more refugees
towards our shores.

“Tf things get worse, definitely we can expect
them to start heading in this direction,” he said.
“This unrest will result in tremendous numbers
trying to get here.”

So far, successive Bahamian governments
have shown neither the will nor wherewithal
to hold the hordes at bay. At times, a policy of
laissez-faire appears to have allowed the prob-
lem to mushroom by default.

Now it’s time to put a cohesive, intelligible
plan in place to resist the onslaught and, if pos-
sible, dampen down the problem at its source.

With more and more Bahamians now looking
for work themselves in an economy which is
far from buoyant, it would be social suicide to
allow further infiltration by foreigners in search
of the employment, and stability, their own
country can’t provide.























say sorry to
one another
and God

EDITOR, The Tribune.

APOLOGIES can be very
nasty things, especially if the
persons who are demanding
one will not be satisfied with
whatever form or manner the
apology is given; they usually
know how they want you to
apologize and what they want
you to give in exchange for
the pain they have suffered.

Apologies take a more
intense turn when they have
to cross a racial divide, and
they become even more com-
plex when members of differ-
ent racial groups do all that
they can to keep the old
wounds fresh. ‘

You get the impression that
if these wounds were to be

healed, or if they went away,

some persons would have
nothing to live for; maybe this
is the reason why some per-
sons have to be dead and
buried before any kind of rec-
onciliation can hapen.

In The Bahamas, we have
a very peculiar problem in this
area, in that all the persons
who call themselves Bahami-
ans have found ways to get
along.

We have even accepted the
fact that there are groups who
go out of their way to fan the
fires of racism when it is polit-
ically convenient for them to
do so.

We have also accepted the
fact that even though some

. persons carry on this way, they

have no shame about who
they want their business part-
ners to be and they will go out
of their way to “block” anoth-
er person even though that

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person shares the same racial
profile as they do.

We have not yet confronted
the issue of rank hypocrisy
among the brothers of a dark-
er hue in this nation, it is like
we have some kind of special
exemption because of what
was done to our ancestors in
the past.

The problem with this is
that the people we accuse of
bringing so much pain into our
lives because of the past indis-
cretions of their ancestors
have had sense enough to stay
out of the way, and we have
instead, turned on ourselves
in ways that have begun to
make the events of the past a
safe but distant memory.

Who would have foreseen
the road that we went down
after 1967?

Politicians going into the
school system to disrupt the
institution of education that
gave them most of the tools
they needed to bring us to that
1967 moment.

Lewis Yard, where we
showed how we were pre-
pared to deal with persons
who were critical of our mis-
steps — the ungodly inserting
of political loyalty into the
family structure, which creat-
ed situations where family
members were making choic-
es between allegiance to fam-
ily or political party.

The sacrificing of Carlton.

Francis and countless others

on the altar of political expe-
diency. Ours is a long list of
stuff and the issue here is that
apoligies have to come from
within the race, before we
make demands elsewhere; at
least this is the biblical proce-
dure.

But, it is apparent that even
in some churches you have
pastors and social leaders who
have been demonized by
political influence and they
put their party way ahead of
their Christian responsibility.

For them politics is an idol
to be worshipped.

Who do we look to for an
apology regarding the present
crime situation, that has seem-
ingly exploded just 40 years
after 1967?

.The persons who use their
pulpits for things other than
the proclamation of the word
of truth should be pressed to

,give us an answer for they

should know what 40 years
represents in biblcal terms.

We have to accept that this
generation is the one that
came out of 1967, and that we
were blessed with enough
prosperity to do whatever it
was that we should have done,
but we made the choice to run
after other gods.

If we seriously reflect upon
the course we took, it is time
for us as a nation to apologize
not only to one another, but to
God.

Our children will never be
free of this present scourge
until we do so.

EDWARD HUTCHESON
Nassau
April 8, 2008

PM should have placed a deadline to the
wrangling over Port Authority ownership

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE PM is quite correct to
insist on an end to the bickering

over the ownership of the Port

Authority in Freeport.
: In fact he should have gone
further and placed a deadline
to the wrangling.

As he reminded us, govern-
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For, since any sale of the Port
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THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is moving to
ensure it can better meet cur-
rent demand for electricity in
Abaco and projected future
demand in New Providence
with several large generators
set to come on stream over
the next one and half to three
years.

It is anticipated that by Sep-
tember, 2009, Abaco will have
four new 12 megawatt heavy
bunker C oil-burning genera-
tors working to ensure the
islands’ supply needs are met,
said BEC chairman Frederik
Gottlieb last week, himself a
resident of Abaco.

“As we speak they are
clearing the land and putting
in the necessary infrastructure
for the new power plant,” said
Mr Gottlieb.

The chairman added that,
with the amount of develop-
ment underway and forecast
for Abaco, the new plant will
"come into operation on a
very timely basis indeed."

"Right now we have a
capacity of about 27
megawatts. Demand at peak
time is around 24, so there’s
not much of a margin there
and all you need is for one of
the...generators to go down or
some mishap that happens
and we have power cuts,” not-
ed the chairman, who was ona
tour of the Clifton Pier plant
in New Providence when he
made his statements.

At that site, efforts are con-
tinuing to clear an area to
make way for BEC's New
Providence operations to
expand.

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contractors, design works and
all that.

“We’re in an advanced
stage from a planning per-
spective,” said Mr Basden.

Mr Gottlieb said last week
that the objectives of the
board of directors, along with
ensuring that BEC cleans up
its act environmentally, are to
“set BEC to function proper-
ly and on a profitable basis
and to ensure that we provide
quality service and a good
electricity supply.”

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After years of complaints
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powercuts on that island mak-

ing life at times miserable for

locals and extremely inconve-
nient for visitors, Mr Gottlieb
on behalf of BEC signed a
contract to have a $25 million
power station in Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera, earlier this month.
Hot on the heels of that
signing, many residents of
New Providence were hit by a
new wave of outages.
Anthony Forbes, deputy
general manager of engineer-
ing and operations with
responsibility for energy sup-
ply, told the press during ‘the
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sion problems” and partly
resulting from “instances at
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He added that “a lot of
(generating) units” are cur-
rently out for repair, suggest-
ing that this would have com-
pounded any difficulties
incurred at the plant.

In the face-of rising oil costs,

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for your products to. be pre-
sented in a bigger and bet-
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Mr. Key, the executive
chairman of Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), was the
keynote speaker as main-
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“that there are not suffi-
cient Bahamian products
available so we’ have to
import souvenirs for our
tourists.

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the Abacos and throughout

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® By Sir Ronald Sanders

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Listening to the debates on
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sermon just yesterday.

The truth is that Obama’s
detractors went digging for dirt
and they trawled through every-
thing they could find to smear
him.

Eventually, someone landed
on Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s
sermon, entitled “The Day of
Jerusalem’s Fall” delivered on
September 16, 2001, five days
after the atrocities of 9/11.

Context

hereafter, the detrac-

tors of Obama ensured
that the US media was fed with
alleged quotes from the ser-
mon. I say “alleged” because
one of the. statements that is
regularly attributed to this par-
ticular sermon was not in the
sermon; it was made in 2003 in
an entirely different situation.

It has to be noted that Wright
delivered this sermon five days
after 9/11. He was, like every-
one else in the world at the
time, trying to find a context
for the atrocities in which ter-
rorists flew two aircraft into the

Twin Towers in New York City,

and killed thousands of inno-
cent people.

What would have spurred
such a terrible act? And, why
direct it at the United States?
What is more: how should the
people of the United States
grapple with this stark reality
that so much hate could be
directed at their country?




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These were not questions
that were unique to Reverend
Wright. Almost everyone — all
over the world — was con-
fronting them as well.

Wright attempted to give
some comprehension of the cat-
astrophe to his congregation
and, in doing so, he quoted the
remarks of Edward Peck, a
white, former US Ambassador
to Iraq and deputy director of
President Reagan’s terrorism
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Peck said was that 9/11 was, in
part, a reaction to the actions of
successive US governments in
many parts of the world which
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against Obama



person would justify or not con-
demn such a terrible atrocity
directed at innocent civilians,
but many could not help but
feel that if successive US gov-
ernments had been more even-
handed in the Middle East and
more inclined to diplomacy
rather than force in many other
parts of the world, 9/11 may not
have occurred.

Interpretation

I is instructive to read the
actual words of Reverend
Wright. He said:

“Violence begets violence.
Hatred begets hatred. And ter-
rorism begets terrorism. A
white ambassador said that
y’all, not a black militant.

Not a reverend who proaches
about racism.

An ambassador whose eyes
are wide open and who is trying
to get us to wake up and move
away from this dangerous
precipice upon which we are
now poised. The ambassador
said the people we have wound-
ed don’t have the military capa-
bility we have. But they do have
individuals who are willing to

..die and take thousands with
; them. And we need to come to
* “grips with that.”

‘Now, “Barack Obama’s
detractors are trying to nail him
to the cross not for what the
Reverend Wright actually said,
but for the interpretation that



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they have put on his sermon.

They did not stop with. the
September, 2001, sermon. They
dug up two other statements,
one made two years later in
2003 and another in 2007. These
two statements, posted in a US
magazine, are as follows:

“The government ...wants us
to sing God Bless America. No,
no, no. God damn America;
that's in the Bible, for killing
innocent people. God damn
America for treating our citi-
zens as less than human."
(2003) and "The United States
of White America." (July 22,
2007).

Like the 2001 sermon, these
utterances of Reverend Wright
are published without context
and the full text of his state-
ments is not revealed. Obama’s
detractors simply picked out the
sensational as justification for
condemnation.

But, whether American
establishment likes it or not,
black people in the US have
been treated for generations as
if the rights and entitlements of
US citizenship belonged to
whites only.

Now the detractors of Oba-
ma are using the false allega-

tions and misinterpretations of

Reverend Wright that they
themselves created to try to
push Obama out of the presi-
dential race.

The spin from the Clinton
camp is to frighten Democrats
to turn away from Obama by
saying that “if Senator Obama

doesn't show a willingness to
try to answer all the questions
now, Senator McCain and the
Republican attack machine will
not waste a minute pressuring
him to do so if he is the Demo-
cratic Party's choice in the fall.
But by then, it may be too late”.
And what are the questions
they want Obama to answer?
They are basically two: Why did
he not condemn Wright’s
remarks as wrong, and why did
he not leave the Church?

Obama can’t say it because
his answers would be used
against him.

But, any thinking person
would know that he didn’t leave
the Church, nor did he con-
demn Wright because Wright’s
wrongs are not what he said —
for many millions hold the same
view; his wrongs are that he
dared to give expression to
uncomfortable and inconve-
nient truths.

Senator Obama’s campaign
is set to become a lot worse as
this murky race intensifies.

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MINISTER of Maritime Affairs
and Labour Dion Foulkes launched
the Decent Work Country Pro-
gramme (DWCP) last week, an ini-
tiative of the International Labour
Organisation.

The Bahamas also officially
signed the articles of the DWCP
during the launch at the Maritime
Affairs office.

Representatives from the labour
unions, the Bahamas Employer
Confederation as well as ILO sub-
regional representative Dr Ana-
Teresa Romero and her deputy
director Mary Reid were in atten-
dance.

Mr Foulkes said: “This pro-
gramme will promote the idea that
decent work is a key component of
national development. It is also the
method by which the ILO will deliv-
er its support services to the
Bahamas.” ‘

He explained that the DWCP had
three main objectives: The institu-
tional strengthening of the Depart-
ment of Labour; ensuring that social
dialogue is central to the making of
public policy; and the strengthen-
ing of labour legislation and rights at
work.

“This hallmark event in our coun-

try’s development,” the minister
said, “would not have been possi-
ble without the continued partici-
pation of those organisations that
participated in the Tripartite Forum
on Labour held in October, 2007.”

Following the Forum, two meet-
ings facilitated by Dr Romero and
her team were held in the Bahamas,
resulting in what Bahamian Social
Partners regarded as the essential
elements for achieving decent work
for all who live and work in the
country with the assistance from the
ILO.

Mr Foulkes said the Trade Union
Congress, the National Congress of
Trade Unions and The Bahamas
Employers Confederation worked
hand-in-hand with the government
to make it possible for the country to
sign on to the DWCP.

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employers and workers), and their
findings will be sent to the ILO.

The ILO in turn will continue
providing input and information so
that all parties make informed deci-
sions.

She noted that, while in the
Bahamas, the ILO team will be
working with the partners to create
a work plan that identifies the areas
where concrete things can be accom-
plished within the next three to six
months.

“We are going to sit with you and
have a discussion as you are best
placed to know based on your own
commitments what is feasible and
what we can do together, so we can
really make some concrete progress
in the areas we identified as the pri-
orities for this programme,” she said.

National Congress of Trade
Unions president John Pinder said

The Bahamas is the first country in
the region to sign on to the DWCP.
Mr Pinder said the launching of
the DWCP demonstrates that the
Bahamian partners have done their
job effectively, ensuring that the
workforce in the Bahamas will work
in safe and healthy environments.

President of the Bahamas
Employers Confederation Brian
Nutt said: “This is seen from the
employer’s point of view as one of
the most comprehensive pro-
grammes put together by the ILO in
its three-tiered structure of institu-
tional strengthening, social dialogue
and labour legislation.

“We feel we can benefit tremen-
dously from this programme with
the help of the ILO and its technical
assistance.”

The ILO is devoted to advanc-
ing opportunities for women and
men to obtain decent and productive
work in conditions of freedom, equi-
ty, security and human dignity.

Its main aims are to promote
rights at work, encourage decent
employment opportunities, enhance
social protection and strengthen dia-
logue in handling work-related
issues.

Tourism could face fall-out from US

FROM page one

2009, the Bahamas may face a noticeable drop-off in visitor numbers.
However, the former Cabinet minister pointed out that the Bahamas

still has several advantages over its competitors. ’
Due to its proximity to the US, he said, tourists who are trying to save

money will choose to visit the Bahamas rather than a more distant des-

tination in the Caribbean region.

Eileen Carron honoured

FROM page one

cially where the rights of the Bahamian people are concerned”, as
well as the first Bahamian woman to graduate from the Columbia
School of Journalism and the second woman to be called to the
Bahamas Bar.

The Zonta Club of Nassau is this year celebrating 25 years of com-
munity service. Since its inception, the club has given time, talent and
money in the areas of women’s development, health, education and cul-
tural needs.

Projects in the Bahamas include the AIDS Foundation; a mentoring
programme for teenage mothers in the, PACE programme; manage-
ment of the aged; the Red Cross Fair, and various literacy programmes
and youth projects to encourage young women to embrace the ideals
of community service. ,

Yesterday’s honorees also included the former Deputy Prime Min-
ister Cynthia Pratt; former Cabinet minister and the first elected
woman parliamentarian Janet Bostwick; Rhodes Scholar Desiree Cox;
director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson;
president of the Senate Lynn Pyfrom Holowesko, and Rev Angela Pala-
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Faculty Advertisements 2008

Lecturers in Law (New Providence Campus)
Candidates should have at a least a first degree in Law, with no less than an Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent.

Possession of a postgraduate degree and some experience as a legal practitioner is desirable. The curriculum includes all
branches of Common Law and courses pay special attention to the place of Law in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions.
The ideal candidates should be competent in at least three of the basic or core Common Law subjects including, but not
limited to, Law and Legal Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean; Criminal Law; Legal Writing and Research; Law of
Torts; Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutional Law; and Law of Contract. Experience in teaching in a semester system
would be an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to pursue individual and departmental research interests and
to publish in reputable law journals.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Associate/Assistant Professors — Accounting (Northern Bahamas Campus
and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost, Fund and Tax Accounting up to the bachelor’s degree level. Knowledge of computerised
accounting would be an asset. Professional certification or experience is desirable. The successful candidates should have
an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred).

Assistant Professor — Accounting (New Providence Campus) ;

andidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost and Fund Accounting, Individual and Corporate Taxation, at the Bachelors and Masters
Levels. Knowledge of computerized accounting would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the
subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with at least a Master’s
degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience
will be considered.

SCHOOL OF SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY
School of Sciences and Technology

Mathematics (New Providence Campus & Northern Bahamas Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Mathematics at introductory throug! year levels. The ideal candidate will have a
doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates

with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some
professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor - Physics (New Providence Campus )
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment and the ability to teach undergraduate Physics or Astronomy
courses to science and non-science majors. A Ph.D. in Physics is required. Candidates with research specialties in the

following areas are especially encouraged to apply: atmospheric and environmental physics, condensed matter physics,
computational physics, astrophysics, physics education and alternative sources of energy.

Assistant Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences (New Providence Campus)

Ideal candidates must have at least a. PhD in Pharmacy and professional experience, as a pharmacist. The candidate will be
expected to coordinate a new pharmacy’ programme and to teach content area as well as professional courses at the Bachelor’s
Degree level.



In ALL cases, preference will be given to candidates with strong academic backgrounds, teaching and research experience.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Assistant Professor — History (Northern Campus)
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in History Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration

will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in History Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with a
Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist/with teaching History courses, assist
with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of History education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor — Religious Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Religious Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
‘will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Religious Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with

a Teacher's Certification: or, Diploma in.Education, ; Candidates will .be.expected to assist with teaching Religion courses,
assist with superyision of student-teachers.and assist, with curriculum development of Religious education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor— Mathematics (ew Providence Campus}
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in History Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with a

Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Mathematics courses,
assist with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of Mathematics education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor — Physical Education (New Providence Campus)

Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Physic lucation with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Physical Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with
a Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Physical Education
courses, assist. with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of Physical Education

courses/programmes.

Salary Scale For Assistant Professors

Master’s Degree - $39,460 - $61,960
Doctorate Degree - $42,160 - $69,160

LIBRARY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES



Librarians (New Providence Campus)... .

The positions are in the areas of Public Services and the Law Library and report to tiie Director, Main Library and Director,
Branch Library Services respectively. The incumbents should be dynamic, innovative individuals with a strong commitment
to service within a diverse community. The Librarians will demonstrate successful administrative experience in a library,
sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting and commitment to
developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment. ,

The duties of each Librarian will include: management of his / her Unit / Branch, leadership in short and long-range planning
to expand and diversify library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, budget and personnel
management, initiation and management of appropriate emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant internal and external

_ groups.

The Librarians must possess Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from accredited institutions, and a minimum
of two years post-Masters professional library experience. The position of Law Librarian also requires that the Librarian be

the holder of a law degree. All incumbents will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills that engender -

- an excellent customer- friendly environment and professionalism. Evening and weekend reference service (on rotation),



library research, service to the community and library instruction will also be required.
Salary Scale: Master’s Degree ~- $32,710 - $47,710

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2008. A complete application packet
consists of: - ;

An application letter

College of The Bahamas’ Application Form /
A detailed curriculum vita 7 :

Copies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)

The names and contact information for three references

The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of tertiary general education of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. The institution grants certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and a growing number of Bachelor's degrees
to nearly 4,000 students. located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in the
Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those regions
and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, its research
activities, and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching methodologies into its repertoire of strategies

for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university.

Please visit the College’s website at for more information about the institution and to access the College’s Employment
Application Form.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:

1. Director Physical Plant

_ The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Director Physical Plant. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor’s Degree in civil or mechanical engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years’ professional experience
directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, with
considerable knowledge of physical plant | management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices. The Director
Physical Plant reports to the COB Estates Administrator. ‘

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant at all campuses of The College of The Bahamas, directing the overall operations of
the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.



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Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.

2. Assistant Director- Buildings and Grounds

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Assistant Director — Buildings and Grounds. Minimum
qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years’ professional experience
directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, knowledge
of physical plant management buildings and grounds, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant buildings and grounds with responsibility for the trades of mason, carpenter, janitor,
painter, caretaker, truck driver, and'labors, on all campuses of The College of The Bahamas assisting with the overall
operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacément maintenance programme of campus equipment including the vehicle
fleet of the college. 4

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary. Position reports to the Director of the Physical Plant.

3. Assistant Director - Utilities

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for-the position of Asst Director — Utilities. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical (preferred) or electrical engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years’ professional
experience directly related to physical plant management of utility systems or an equivalent combination of education, training
and experience, with considerable knowledge of physical plant management, personnel management, safety and budgetary
practices.

The successful, candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant Utility Systems and the trades of plumbing, electrician, and air conditioning at all
campuses of The College of The Bahamas, assisting with the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance,
supervision of staff and performance reviews.

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Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment. Significant work .
in the area of energy conservation is required. t

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas Application Form along with'a current resume,
three work references and up-to-date transcripts by Friday April 18, 2008 to .

The Director, Human Resources
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P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

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Taxi driver is killed
in three vehicle crash

FROM page one

known characters in Eleuthera. He
was a very popular, colourful and out-
spoken person.

“He must have been a taxi-driver
for 35 years or more. About 20 years
ago, he suffered neck and spine injuries
in a diving accident, but he was able to
overcome that. He walked with a limp
but it never kept him down.”

Mr Delancy had a wife, Minerva,
and three children - two daughters,
Abigail and Anastasia, and a son,
Wilkinson. He was born at the south-
ern settlement of Deep Creek, but was
known particularly well at North
Eleuthera Airport and Three Island
Dock, where he conducted most of his
taxi business.

Ms Constance Johnson, a Hatchet
Bay resident, said the crash happened
at a road junction. Mr Delancy died at

the scene.

“He was married to my cousin. He
was a nice man, and was very well-
known on the island. Someone called
to tell me about the crash. I went to
see, but there was a big crowd. Every-
one is very sad.”

Mr Delancy is understood to have
swerved to avoid an oncoming car. His
taxi went into a small “precipice”, jolt-
ing open a door and catapulting Mr
Delancy on to the road.

Earlier in the day, Mr Delancy had
treated friends to a birthday lunch at

North Eleuthera Airport restaurant. |

“He bought lobster for everyone.
He was a very generous man,” said
Mr Kemp. '

Mr Delancy and his family were reg-
ulars at St Catherine’s Roman Catholic
Church at Hatchet Bay.

It is understood the other drivers
involved in the crash were not seri-
ously hurt.

Shooting incidents
FROM page one

shot wounds to the upper body, including injuries
to his armpit and face.

A .38 handgun, the weapon believed to have
been used in this incident, was retrieved by
police. :

“Police are not certain as to the circumstances
around this shooting. Upon completion of the
investigation, this matter will be properly classi-
fied. A number of people are assisting police in
this matter. The victim, who is believed to be in
his mid-30s, has not been positively identified,”
Asst Evans said yesterday.

The second shooting of the weekend also
occurred on Saturday and resulted in a 50-year-
old man fighting for his life in hospital.

The victim was reportedly near Kingston
Street, off Kemp Road, when he was shot in his
chest.

According to witnesses, sounds of gunshots
being fired were heard just after 9pm.

Two men of slim build — one dressed in a white
T-shirt and blue jeans, about Sft 10ins tall, the
other about Sft 8ins tall dressed in a pullover
shirt and blue jeans — were seen leaving the area.

Case of officers —
FROM page one

harm to Desmond Key, 28, and Consta- :
ble Bowleg is accused of abetting the :
offence. Both officers have pleaded not :
guilty. :

Key, a father-of-six, was reportedly :
brutally beaten while detained at The }
Grove police station in June last year. :
Key died at Princess Margaret Hospital :
in January, having never recovered from :
a coma. i

The case of the two accused officers :
did not proceed last week after Inspector :
Barrington Miller said he had not :
received a file relating to the case and }
recused himself from prosecuting the :
matter. Attorney Willie Moss, who rep- :
resents Constable Bowleg, told the court :
he had been under the impression that :
the matter was being prosecuted by the :
Attorney General's Office. i

Magistrate Archer adjourned the mat- ;
ter to Wednesday, April 16, after inform- :
ing the officers that their case was being :
prosecuted by the Attorney General’s }
Office but that there was no-one from :

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Grandmother

FROM page one

Reportedly, the deceased had on
clothing from her waist up and wag
found lying on her stomach in the
front room of her home.

There was some semblance of
clothing from the waist down, but
these items were damaged due to
the attempted fire, ASP Evans said.

When The Tribune left the scene —

yesterday, detectives were still
unable to state whether anything
of value was missing from the’
home.

According to Debbie Darville
and Patrice Ferguson, nieces of Mrs
Archer, the 86-year-old lived with
her only daughter Karen Archer:
Culmer, who had left earlier that'
morning to attend St Agnes’
Church. Yesterday morning was
the only time that Mrs Archer had
missed a service, it was claimed. ~

It is understood her daughter had
asked her mother if she was sure
that she did not want to accompany

Investigations into both matters are continuing. that department present at court. her to church. Mrs Archer’s
response, her nieces said, was that
she did not feel well, but that she
would be all right at home alone.

“She was the sweetest, sweetest
person you could ever come
across,” Ms Darville said.

“She was loving, quiet, humble,
and always had a kind word to say’
to you. You couldn’t find a better’
person,” Ms Ferguson added.

When The Tribune arrived at the
scene, several neighbours had
already converged on the area,’
among them the constituency’s MP,’
Minister of Works Earl Deveaux
with his wife BJ.

While onlookers questioned a
possible motive for the crime, Mrs’
Archer’s sister-in-law (who is’
reported to have found the body)
was heard describing the scene as!
being “covered in blood” - from the’
kitchen to the living room couch. '

When pressed on this by the
media yesterday, ASP Evans con:
firmed that there was “some blood”
at the scene but could not confirm
how many times the deceased had
been stabbed about the body.

As there was no sign of a forced
entry to the home, many neigh-
bours speculated that Mrs Archer
may have known her attacker.

The man wanted for question-
ing was reported to have been an
alter boy at St Agnes some years
ago. Mrs Archer, it was revealed,’
was a member of the ACW at St
Agnes.

ASP Evans encouraged anyone
who was in the Benson Road area’
yesterday between 10am and lpm
who may have seen anything sus-
picious to contact their nearest’
police station and assist police in
bringing the investigation to a) -
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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African leaders discuss

Zimbabwe's poll crisis
Robert Mugabe skips Saturday summit

@ LUSAKA, Zambia

Zimbabwean President Robert
Mugabe skipped a regional
summit Saturday addressing the
deepening crisis over the coun-
try’s contentious presidential
election, giving southern
African leaders little chance to
step up the pressure on him,
according to the Associated
Press. :

The summit reflected
Mugabe’s growing isolation, as
well as cracks in the usually uni-
form solidarity shown toward
him by the Southern African
Development Community.
Mugabe, who has been in pow-
er 28 years, is the region’s
longest-serving president.

After meeting with Mugabe
in Zimbabwe, South African
President Thabo Mbeki said
“there is no crisis.” But at the
summit, Zambian President
Levy Mwanawasa urged his
counterparts to “focus on help-
ing Zimbabwe to find an answer
that generally reflects the will
of the Zimbabwean people.”

. Mwanawasa said he called
the summit because of the fail-
ure of Zimbabwean officials to
publish the results of March 29

presidential election. Opposi-.

tion leader Morgan Tsvangirai,
who says he won the election
outright, was invited to address
the delegates, an unprecedented
move that further alienated
Mugabe. The meeting ended
just before dawn Sunday with
a declaration that called on the
speedy verification of Zimbab-
we’s election results. Delegates
rushed away and refused to
answer questions, leaving Zam-
bia Foreign Affairs Minister
Kabinga Pande to echo Mbeki’s
statement that Zimbabwe is not
facing a crisis.

“We listened to both parties,
the opposition and the govern-
ment, and both have said there
is no crisis,” Pande said.

The declaration by the sum-
mit’s delegates did not call for
the immediate announcement
of the election results, but for
their expeditious verification in
the presence of the candidates



AP Photo



ZIMBABWEANS listen to President Robert Mugabe speaking on

national television in Harare, on Saturday. Southern African leaders met
urgently in Zambia to address the deepening crisis over Zimbab-
we’s contentious presidential election, but had little chance to put pres-
sure on President Robert Mugabe, who skipped the summit.

or their agents “within the rule
of law.” The declaration also
urged “all parties to accept the
results when they are
announced.”

If a runoff election is
required, Zimbabwe’s govern-
ment is urged to ensure the it is
held in a secure environment,
the declaration said.

The Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission said it would con-
duct a full recount of the presi-
dential and parliamentary vote
on April 19, the state-run Sun-
day Mail newspaper reported.
Commission chairman George
Chiweshe said candidates, par-
ty representatives and observers
would be allowed to witness the
process, the paper Said.
Mugabe’s party had demanded
a recount.

Independent tallies indicate
Mugabe lost, but garnered
enough votes to force a runoff.

Tsvangirai has urged regional
leaders to push Mugabe to step
down, but there appeared little
likelihood that would happen.

Tsvangirai left the meeting in
a hurry after about eight hours,
though it was not clear whether
he was walking out. An aide
said he would return, but he had
not by 4:30 a.m. U.S. Ambas-

. sador Carmen Martinez, among

more than a dozen diplomats
on the sidelines of the summit,

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one more year...

said the United States was look-
ing for “at least one step for-
ward.”

“Tf SADC cannot even get a
state to release their election
results, it’s going to be very dif-
ficult for SADC,” she said.

Mbeki, the chief mediator on
Zimbabwe, urged patience.

“Everybody is waiting for the
Zimbabwe Electoral Commis-
sion to announce the results,”
he said in Zimbabwe’s capital,
Harare, before flying to the
summit in Zambia.

The release of Zimbabwe’s
election results ceased after
results from legislative races
held the same day as the presi-
dential vote showed Mugabe’s
party lost control of parliament
for the first time. The election
commission has released no
results from the presidential
race, saying it was still verify-
ing the votes.

Meanwhile, Mugabe has dug
in his heels, banning political
rallies amid opposition charges

he was orchestrating a wave of '

violence to intimidate oppo-
nents. Tendai Biti, secretary-
general of Tsvangirai’s party,
said the military had taken con-
trol of Zimbabwe and urged the
summit leaders to “speak
strongly and decisively against
the dictatorship.”

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Flow of illegal immigrants from
Central America to the US slows

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For thousands of illegal immi-
grants from Central America, the
long journey to the U.S. starts
here, on the groaning back of a
freight train they call The Beast.

But these days many don’t get
too far.

Central Americans without
documents now face increased
security within Mexico, including
checks on the train for stowaways.
It’s also harder for them to head
north once they cross into Mexico
because of hurricane damage to
the train tracks.

The result: The number of non-
Mexican migrants stopped by the
U.S. Border Patrol has dropped

almost 60 percent from 200;,.

despite increased detention

efforts. About 68,000 non-Mexi-

can migrants — mostly Central
Americans — were detained last
year, compared to 165,000 in
2005. Non-Mexicans make up
about 10 percent of all migrants
caught by Border Patrol officers.
Mexico itself is also seeing few-
er illegal immigrants — 120,000
were arrested last year, a 50 per-
cent drop from 2005, when Hur-
ricane Stan hit and destroyed the
railroad, according to the Nation-
al Immigration Institute. Since
President Felipe Calderon took
office two years ago, Mexico has
added more soldiers and federal
police on its border with
Guatemala and more immigra-
tion and military checkpoints
throughout the south.
' Despite its efforts to secure its
own southern border, Mexico
does not try to stop its own citi-
zens from crossing north illegally
into the United States, beyond
pursuing drug and people smug-
glers. By law, Mexico notes, Mex-
icans can go wherever they want
within the country, including the
border. They don’t break any
laws until they are on U.S. soil.
Many Mexicans are also sym-
pathetic to illegal immigrants
from Central America, but the
issue still causes some tensions
that echo the U.S. debate. Isaac
Castillo, owner of the Hotel La
Posada in Arriaga, argues that
Central American immigrants
often end up working in Mexico,
where wages can be double the



Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from Guatemala, on their way to the U.S., rest while waiting to jump into a train north-
bound at a migrant shelter in.Ixtepec, southern Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.

few dollars a day they might earn
at home.

“The problem isn’t just in the
USS., but in Mexico, because a lot
of Central Americans want to
stay here and compete with Mex-
icans for jobs,” he said.

The crackdown on Central
American migrants has left them
searching for new routes. Some
pay smugglers $7,000 to go by
boat into southern Mexico, then
hide in tractor-trailers heading
north. These boats and trucks try
to evade highway checkpoints set
up every few miles alongside most
of Mexico’s southern roadways.
But migrants have been crushed
to death when false floors col-
lapsed under the weight of
freight, and 22 Salvadoran
migrants drowned in an October
shipwreck off the coast of south-
ern Oaxaca state.

For those Central American
migrants unable or unwilling to
risk the sea, a cargo train —t
Beast — remains the only option
for the 2,000-mile trip to the U.S.

The long trek begins at the
Suchiate river, on the border with
Guatemala, where for $1 they
cross on makeshift rafts into swel-
tering jungles. Then they hike
along the destroyed, sun-scorched
train tracks to Arriaga for up to
nine days. Arriaga, 200 miles
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As they head north, they pay
off thieves, immigration officials,
police and railroad employees.

Juan Gabriel Ramos, a
Guatemalan 17-year-old trying to
join his mother in California, said
he bribed a Mexican federal
police officer and an immigration
agent before even making it to
Arriaga. “They both told me that
if I didn’t give them money they
would send me back to
Guatemala,” Ramos said.

When they’re caught, migrants
say they’re'often abused by Mex-

~ ican authorities. In one notorious

case last year in the northern city
of Saltillo, migrants complained
to the National Human Rights
Commission of rectal exams done
by immigration officials who said
they were checking for cholera.

“The mistreatment of migrants
here is brutal, and no one does
anything about it because every-
one sees them as booty,” said
Heyman Vasquez, a Roman
Catholic priest. He estimated 80
percent of migrants are robbed
before they arrive at his two-
room shetthr in Arriaga.

The slowdown in immigrant
traffic is notable in Arriaga, a
town of corn and sorghum farm-
ers. Only a few clusters of Central
American men and women linger
around the mostly abandoned,

graffiti-covered train station,
where they wait for the first train
they can grab. Many stay at a
local migrant shelter, watching
television or sharing stories of
abuse. Sitting on a cracked side-
walk outside the shelter, one
Nicaraguan man told of the time
he saw a group of criminals gang-
rape a woman and shoot her
boyfriend. A Honduran couple
talked of fleeing their country .
after gang members killed their
teenage daughter, and leaving
their seven children, ages 18 to
1, in hiding.

It doesn’t get any easier once
immigrants hop a train. They
must often bribe private guards

and police stationed along the

tracks. Many stowaways are too
tired to hold on to the train and
fall, losing limbs.

The trip itself can be deadly.

Jorge Guevara, a 21-year-old
Salvadoran, said he first rode the
train to the U.S.-Mexico border in
2001 and saw 20 people crushed,
and probably killed, when: cars
derailed. He fled and never found
out, what happened.

“That accident left me in shock,
but I kept going,” Guevara said to
a group of first-time migrants, lis-
tening intently. “One doesn’t
think about the danger, only
about getting to the United
States. Once I’m there, I’ll think
about it.”

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Tribune Business Editor the Cayman Islands.
Speaking in the wake of
, TT, HE BISX’s 22nd investment fund
a By NEIL HARTNELL ’ en for the NYSE listing in return for ment, instead went to a “third party’, Sanne tee Hisring, tne RET pr geeagt
Tribune Business Editor getting a 7.5 per cent equity stake in the does appear to be a plausible one. The Securities aauand ‘euch lating that had
if Port in the late 1960s, when the nation- Tribune has its own suspicions about |. Bschande been brought to the exchange
roceeds from the sale of the alisation fears were at their height. - who the ‘third party’ might be, but. can- : (BISX) ha by sponsor meniber; Cre Gt
Government’s 7.5 per cent Explaining what happened next, The ‘not state these for legal reasons. ‘effectivel Y Soi Ba (Bahamas).
Grand Bahama Port _ Tribune was told by a source: “Edward As the source said: “Unravelling this inplencated e The soad thine about that
Authority (GBPA) stake St George, acting for the [Port], later — “will be: messy, because the cardinal ques- * thieetdaven suthere a ore fund listings]
: back to the company’s prin- ‘bought back’ the 7.5 per cent govern. _ tion that would require an answer would ‘. ticnay San GATE ora sate ett iat
cipals were paid to an unnamed “third ment-owned equity stake, and this is _ be: If the proceeds of the sale didnot go. ti) wel EGE ing! ate or ea 8 Mr
party” rather than the Public Treasury, where things become messy, because the - to The Treasury of the Bahamas, then to “Fnvestment fun ‘ listings appli- D sed tb bi The Taba fe


















hom? Once answered, legal proceed-
igs to recover the funds could become:
/ery messy.”
f the Government. still held the a 5
er" cent stake’in the GBPA, it would
ffectively hold the balance ‘of ‘power
nd could determine the outcome of the.
wnership dispute by siding: with: ‘either. -
the late Mr St. George’ s. estate or the
Hayward: ‘amily trust. .
Whether the Govertincat still owns:
> 7.5 per cent GBPA stake is also
among the questions GBPA licensees,

funds were not paid back to The. Trea-
sury but to a third party.

“An Act of Parliament is needell to
dispose of Crown assets, and that was
GBPA’s 2005 annual return filed with ‘inconvenient’ given that the money had
the Registrar General’s Department, is not gone to the Crown. What ol
one of the key unanswered questions do?
thrown up by the 18-month Port owner- “The solution that was crafted ‘was
ship dispute between the Hayward and that the annual returns continued to
St George families. reflect the Treasury of the Bahamas as

The! 2005 annual return still lists the _ the owner of the shares, but the returns
| Government, in the shape of the Trea- were never filed. After Edward St
| surer, as holding 162,973 GBPA shares,

The Tribune has been told by sources
familiar with the situation.

| . Whether the Government still owns
its 7.5 per cent stake, as according to the

cations, its chief executive
telling The Tribune this had
placed the exchange “right in
the ball park ” whee it came to

Er 30- 35% of realtor.
business ‘impacted’

“There seems to be a great

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The Tribune has been told that

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B By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN franchise
that specializes in outdoor
lighting has seen its sales
increase for every year of the
two-and-a-half years that it has
been operating, its manager
telling The Tribune that its
energy efficient solutions burn

Franchise says sales
have increased every

. year in two-and-a-half
years since it opened

Nicole Lightbourne, who
heads the Sears Road-based
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives,
said sales and demand had

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SEE page 6B 2

giving it a 7.5 per cent stake. But if the pared the annual returns for the previous . in the form of the Freeport Licensees b Stam Tax end
Government no longer owns those _ decade left the company, and the new. and. Property Owners Association, is 'Y p
shares, having disposed of them years _ person, unaware of this unusual arran ‘ seeking to have answered in the legal
ago, the question then arises asto what ment, dutifully filed the return, so 0 en- ‘action it brought against the GBPA and : i
happened to the stake and the proceeds ing the canofworms.” KS »< * Attorney: rue Office. || MBy NEIL HARTNELL * BREA chief describes
' derived from its sale. The long-running mystery over the 7.5 The GBPA’s 2005 annual return, filed Tribune Business Editor exemption’s non-
Due to fears that the former Pindling _ per cent stake has been highlighted by __ with. the. Registrar General’s Depart-. ane cee sf, P
government might seek to nationalise court files and hearings in the GBPA “ment on June 26; 2006, lists Interconti-...__ THE Government's decision renewal as ‘big blow’
the GBPA after winning the 1967 gen-_ ownerships dispute. While a number of _ nental Diversified Corporation (IDC), tot to-renew the Stamp Tax ith downturn loonii
| eral election, the Port’s ownership.struc- documents continue to state that the the Cayman-registered holding company: exemption for first-time home . _ Wit) downturn looming
ture was moved offshore, and at one Government still owns the shares, sev-. that owns both the GBPA and Port cont of business, “i AoE bio - * Urges government to
point was listed on the New York Stock eral attorneys involved in the case have | Group Ltd affiliate, as owning 2 ,009 998. er”, for-many fealtors, the give in dustry ‘som ething

to hold on to’

Cayman

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‘Major.
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of $164.1 million rose by $9.4

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million or 6 per cent in com-
parison to the previous year,

primarily due to higher benefit .

payments.

Basic earnings per ordinary
share of $0.09 declined by
$0.16, or 64 per cent, from
$0.25 in 2006. At December
31, 2007, total assets and lia-
bilities of $463 million and
$382 million increased by $8.2
million and $3.4 million,
respectively.

INVESTOR CORNER

Price Earnings Ratio

(P/E Ratio)

What is a P/E ratio and why
does it matter? A P/E ratio,
also known as the earnings
multiplier, is one of the most
commonly used valuations
that measure a company's cur-
rent share price to its earnings.
The ratio is simply calculated
by dividing a company's mar-
ket price per share against
their earnings per share
(EPS).

Many analysts and investors
use the P/E ratio as an indica-
tor when picking stocks so
that they can determine if they
are overvalued or fairly
priced. For example, if one
stock has a P/E ratio twice
that of another, all things
being equal it is a less attrac-
tive investment. A higher P/E
ratio means investors are pay-
ing more for each unit of
income.










DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

* Freeport Concrete Company (FCC) announced it will be
holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 25, 2008,
at 10am at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Freeport,
Grand Bahama.





¢ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced, following its annual
general meeting on March 27, 2008, that the directors were
granted shareholder approval to offer 35 million preference
shares, representing $35 million.

The directors subsequently resolved to offer a private place-
ment of 15 million class B perpetual preference shares,repre-
senting $15 million, with a minimum subscription of $100,000
pending regulatory approval. The preference shares will pay a
dividend rate of Bahamian prime + 1.75 per cent, payable semi-
annually.

The proceeds from this offering will be used to increase
working capital and other business opportunities. Royal Fideli-
ty Capital Markets will be acting as one of the placement agents
for the offering.






















e J.S. Johnson & Company.(JSJ) has declared a dividend of
$0.16 per share, payable on April 16, 2008, to all shareholders of
record date April 9, 2008.




e Bank of the Bahamas International (BOB) has declared a
dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on April 21, 2008, to all
shareholders of record date April 14, 2008.

e ICD Utilities (ICD) has declared a dividend of $0.10 per
share, payable on April 21, 2008, to all shareholders of record
date April 7, 2008. ‘







o

¢ Commonwealth Bank (CBL) has declared an extraordi-
nary dividend of $0.06 per share, payable on April 30, 2008, to
all shareholders of record date April 15, 2008.







e Consolidated Water Company BDRs (CWCB) declared a
dividend of $0.013 per share, payable on May 7, 2008, to_all.
shareholders of record date March 31, 2008.

VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT

i The Corporate Offices of British American Insurance Company is looking for a suitable candidate to manage the }
Internal Audit Department. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent
| interpersonal and communication skills,

MAJOR COMMERCIAL BANK

Core responsibilities:

Assists supervisor and other persons in ihe Hieciiv: Office with
tasks such as drafting routine correspondence, taking accurate
notes during meetings, typing memos and reports, filing,
organizing items, scheduling appointments, and answering the
telephone.

Collates and/or distributes reports by collecting data, completing
the appropriate document and circulating to appropriate staff.
Performs general tidying, organization and replenishing for
functions in the Executive area including refreshments and
stationery.

Monitors supplies with a view to re-ordering before stocks are
depleted.

| Responsibilities: °

Conducting internal audits of departments across Company.

Reviewing Company files and procedures to ensure required documentation
Compiling statistical data and preparing written reports of audit investigation
Reporting procedural, compliance, and regulatory issues

Ensuring adherence to Company's procedures according to procedural manuals.

| Core Competencies:

1 @ Ability to work with limited supervision and learn new skills quickly

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to resolve problems with a sense of urgency

Ability to work under pressure

Demonstrate a keen eye for details

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with co-workers
Ability to-maintain confidentiality

Reliable, dependable and flexible team-player

Strong analytical skills

Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the Insurance Industy and related terminology

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Associates Degree or equivalent and one to three years of office
experience.

Oral and written communication skills, including etiquette and
writing skills to interact with Executive/Senior management staff
and the general public.

Ability to treat information with confidentiality and
professionalism.

Training in public relations and good presentation skills e.g.
telephone manners.

Working knowledge of computer programs to use the Bank’s
network and its core banking applications.

| Required Qualifications:
ff] -.e Bachelors Degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounts
Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA etc)
5+ years experience in a similar position at a supervisory level.
FLMI designation or equivalent a plus
Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel is required.

| Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills and experience. Attractive benefit package including Life, Health and
| Pension.

Benefits include: Competitive “salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental and

vision) and Life Insurance; Pension Scheme.

Submit Resume to Human Resources Administrator, British American Financial, by
Friday April 18, 2008.
P, O.Box N-4815, Nassau Bahamas, fax (242) 361-2525 or via email to

dparker@babfinancial.com Interested persons should apply no later than

April 30", 2008 to:

DA 62063A
c/o The Tribune
P.O. BoxN3207

Nassau, Bahamas

BV inercan

ESTABLISHED 3926

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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 3B





Economic ‘glass ©

half full, not half

empty’, says the
Chamber chief

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE economic “glass is half
full as opposed to being half
empty”, the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce’s executive
director told The Tribune, as
he urged Bahamian businesses
to focus on internal processes
to manage what could be a
slow economic growth period.

Philip Simon, speaking in the
wake of Kerzner Internation-
al’s decision to defer major
aspects of its multi-million dol-
lar Hurricane Hole project,
said that with the number of
major inve8tment projects like-
ly to be less than anticipated,
Bahamian businesses needed
to focus on “microeconomic”
issues.

“This is not just an ‘issue
related to the Bahamian econ-
omy,” Mr Simon said of events
overtaking the Hurricane Hole
redevelopment and Baha
Mar’s $2.6 billion Cable Beach
expansion.

“These projects are not
being scaled back or slowed
down just in the Bahamas. It’s
a complete global economic
environment, due to what is
happening with oil prices, the
US economy and the global
financial system.”

The Chamber’s executive
director added: “We may be
entering a period of slow
growth or no growth: Existing

‘companies have to pay atten-
tion to their internal processes
and cost savings measures, cus-
tomer service and all of those

- sposelt

PHILIP SIMON

things.

“We have to focus more on
maximising the resources we
do have, in the absence of any
new type of major project. Not
that we don’t have projects,
but it’s not the amount that
was anticipated.

“There may not be comfort
in the fact the economy may
be slowing down. Hopefully,
in the next 18 months or so,

‘we won't duplicate what may

happen in the US.”

Mr Simon said the Bahamas’
location, especially its proxim-
ity to the US eastern seaboard






and Florida, would remain a
competitive advantage for this
nation.

“Even in the toughest of
times, there is opportunity, so
the glass is half full as opposed
to being half empty,” Mr
Simon told The Tribune.

“The private and public sec-
tor have to come together to
decide how best people can
cope, and to assist in times like
these. There are things gov-
ernments can do. Policymak-
ers can implement policies to
assist in times like these, even
temporary measures.”









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ir Bahamas Limited

Employment Opportunity

ACCOUNTS RECONCILIATIONS ASSISTANT

Description:
This role will be governed by specific terms of a contract and will work in conjunction with the
Finance & Administration Department Responsibilities will include:

* Leading the monthly balance sheet reconciliation process for Bahamas
and Bermuda offices.

‘ Coordinating the fulfillment of IBM product to be ordered via the IBM
Trinidad office.

* Liaising with Broker on arrival expectation of product orders.

* Organizing customer deliveries.

* Preparing documents for accounting revenue accrual.

Qualifications:

¢ University Degree in Accounting or related field, or minimum
of three years’ work experience in Accounts Reconciliations.

* Attention to detail is vital the ability to prioritize and effectively
multi-task.

* Computer Literate with proficiency in M5 Word, MS Excel
and the Lotus notes email application.

* Ability to work with minimum supervision is essential and
capability to adhere to reporting deadlines.

¢ Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential

An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries. Thus,
compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. .

Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention of:

Financial Controller

IBM Bahamas Limited

Fourth Floor

Atlantic House

Second Terrace & Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas

e-Mail: nseaton@bs.ibm.com

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, April 18th, 200S

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only applicants who” |

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is seeking candidates for three newly-created positions;
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career opportunities:

1. VP of Human Resources - must have 3 - 5 years of previous
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in a large resort or hotel to fulfill all Bahamas HR

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leadership experience and total department responsibility
for all sales and marketing for an international resort
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considered first.

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certifications, minimum B.S., preferred MBA/CPA
background. Only candidates with total resort/hotel
finance department responsibility will be considered
for this opportunity. Responsibilities will include finance,
contract management, internal audit, P & L leadership
training, and labor management/forecasting and staff
guide implementation.

All positions will be extended a housing allowance, base salary plus bonus
potential, and serve on the Organization Development Group (Executive
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real estate services (HOA, POA) will be given preferential consideration.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills will be necessary!

Send your resume to Bob Kramm at bobkramm@yahoo.com
Learn more about the resort at: www.abacobeachresort.com

The Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour is creating a Master Plan
for expansion and upgrading of its facilities and welcomes seasoned,
proven Bahamian professionals to join this exciting challenge”

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POSITION AVAILABLE
MANAGER, FINANCE

The Corporate Offices of British American Insurance Company is looking for a suitable candidate to manage the
Accounts and Finance Department. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities:
e — Providing leadership and supervision for the Accounts and Finance Department, recruiting and training
department staff.
Monitoring and analyzing monthly operating results against budget.
Assisting with Company financial planning and budgeting.
Preparing monthly Financial analysis
Preparing quarterly Cash Flow projections.
Ensuring compliance with Local Regulatory Agencies.
Assisting CEO and CFO to develop short and long term plans for the Company.
Establishing and implementing short term and long term departmental goals.
Directing financial audits and providing recommendations for procedural improvements,

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Core Competencies:
© — Ability to work with limited supervision and learn new skills quickly
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to resolve problems with a sense of urgency
Ability to work under pressure
Demonstrate a keen eye for details
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with co-workers —
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Reliable, dependable and flexible team-player
Ability to participate and facilitate group meetings.
Strong analytical skills

Required Qualifications:
e Bachelors Degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounts
e Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA etc)
e §+ years experience in a similar position at a supervisory level.
e — Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel is required.

Benefits:
Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills and experience. Attractive benefit package including Life, Health and
Pension.



Submit Resume to Human Resources Administrator, British American Financial, by
‘Friday April 18, 2008.
P.O.Box N-4815, Nassau ae fax oe 361-2525 or via email to

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THE TRIBUNE

The Bahamas’ main

sectors among most

vulnerable on world
climate change

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas’ two most
important industries, financial
services and tourism, are
among those identified in a
report by global accounting
giant KPMG as being most
endangered by global climate
change.

Report

The report, Climate Changes
your Business, found that six
business sectors lay in what
was called the ‘danger zone’
when it came to the effects of
climate change, meaning that
the perceived level of risk to
these industries was much
greater than their level of pre-
paredness.

“Six sectors lie in the ‘danger

zone’ when using KPMG’s risk
versus preparedness frame-
work,” the report said. “In
addition to oil and gas and avi-
ation, this zone includes four
sectors not widely perceived
as vulnerable to climate change
— health care, the financial sec-
tor, tourism and transport.
“Despite a high level of per-
ceived risk, KPMG believes
that, except for oil and gas, the
risks of these sectors remain
underestimated.” The findings
of this research are especially
important for nations such as
the Bahamas, which as a rela-
tively low-lying state is espe-
cially vulnerable to climate
change that impacts sea levels.

Studies

Previous studies have sug-
gested that as much as 11 per

cent of the Bahamas’ land
mass might be impacted by as
little asa one-inch rise in sea
levels, and the fact that tourism
and financial services are both
in the danger zone should con-
cern Bahamian economic plan-

Risks

KPMG said: “Climate-relat-
ed risks are now today’s reali-
ties. To meet these challenges,
companies must improve their
understanding of how such
risks affect their businesses,
and they must also adapt to
and mitigate such risks.....

“Companies will also need
to grasp the opportunities gen-
erated by climate-change risks.
Competitive advantage awaits
those companies that take ear-
ly action.”

BIC mobile data set for May launch

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
begun beta testing in prepara-
tion for the commercial launch
of ‘BU’, its mobile data offer-
ing, in May 2008.

Beta testing for BU began
on April 7 with a small group
of customers. Pronounced ‘be
you’, with the tagline, ‘live a
little’, BU aims to offer a full
suite of mobile entertainment
services, allowing GSM cus-
tomers to personalise their
phones and extend its use from
simple voice services to data
features.

. “As a progressive telecom-
munications provider we con-
tinue to watch market trends,
and examine and explore inno-
vative communication solu-
tions that effectively connect
our customers to their needs,”
said Marlon Johnson, BTC’s

vice-president of marketing, .

sales and business develop-
ment.

“BU covers a diverse spec- :

trum of features and services
that we are sure our customers
will be excited about.

“Right now, we have just
started our Beta test phase,
which allows us to work close-
ly with a small group of per-
sons to work out any techni-
cal or customer service issues
before we launch the product
fully. We will launch first with
our post-paid GSM customers
and then move on to our pre-
paid customers in a few
months.”

BU post-paid packages are
as low as $19.99 a month.

BU will provide subscribers

with a wide variety of services

including Content, Short Mes-
saging Service (SMS), Multi-
media Messaging Service
(MMS), and General Packet
Radio Service (GPRS).

The BU Content offering
will feature monophonic, poly-
phonic and real ring tones, ani-

mated screen savers, wall
papers and ring back tones. It
also offers java games and ani-
mated logos. BTC customers
will be able to order content
via the BTC website or by
sending SMS messages to a
short-code. In addition to
international rich media con-
tent, BTC also expects to fea-
ture and showcase content
from a variety of local artists.

SMS presently allows cus-
tomers to send and receive text
messages between mobile
phones, and MMS will allow
you to send colour photos, pic-
tures, sounds, video and long
text messages-to family and
friends.

GPRS gives customers the
ability to access the internet
while on the go with their
mobile phones. You are able
to send and receive e-mail
messages, you can send instant
messages and use other web-
based applications.

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short period of time, but
you touched our hearts

immensely. _



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Craig & Cerrel Buller




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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 5B

IBM Bahamas Limited

Employment Opportunity

Accounts Payable and Invoicing Specialist.

Description: |
This role will be governed by specific terms of a contract and will work in |

‘conjunction with the Finance & Administration Department. Responsibilities |

will include:

Vendor payments and internal IBM costs data

processing

Generation of IBM product invoices and processing of

credit memos.

Coordination of Inter-company agreements between various IBM
entities.

Preparation of journal vouchers for software product accounting.
Creation and monitoring of various measurement reports.

Qualifications:

University Degree in Accounting or related field, or

minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field.
Attention to detail is vital, the ability to prioritize and effectively
multi-task

Computer Literate with proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and the
Lotus notes email

application

Ability to work with minimum supervision is essential

and capability to adhere to reporting deadlines.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are

essential

An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries. |
Thus, compensation will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications.

Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention of: |

Financial Controlier

IBM Bahamas Limited

Fourth Floor

Atlantic House

Second Terrace & Collins Avenue

Nassau, Bahamas e-Mail: nseaton@bs.ibm.com

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Friday, April 18th, 2008.

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only short-listed applicants |
will be contacted.





FIRSTCARIBBEAN

INTERNATIONAL BANK

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

for

Director, Corporate Banking — Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

UALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE

¢ Graduate status and at least 7 years proven experience in the business/financial
world. ;

* Proven experience in managing corporate/commercial banking businesses and
emerging market experience.

¢ Superior ability to interpret complex corporate client needs and to assemble
innovative value-adding solutions that achieve Client objectives.

* A solid record of results, in business development, relationship management and
leading relationship management teams.
Focused and motivational leadership skills to galvanize a team to work
collaboratively and effectively for customer value and profitability.
High level of understanding of the markets, geographic, macro economic and global
factors impacting our client base. Ability to work effectively within and across
complex matrix structures

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a key member of the senior leadership team, work proactively to contribute and
to develop the Division’s strategic, business, financial and marketing plans to achieve
annual and year over year business objectives.

Lead and champion the sales/credit partnership to ensure the health of our credit risk
portfolio and to ensure that variances or concerns in the credit portfolio are addressed
with client relationship management and resolved.

As the Senior Business Developer of the Corporate Business Unit, takes the lead on
complex and high value opportunities. Undertakes an active role with key high value
customers to support the client facing team to provide solutions and to problem solve
as needed.

Ensuring high client retention while enhancing and maximizing the profitability of
accounts

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via email

by April 18", 2008 to: Deangelia.deleveaux@firstcaribbeanbank.com


PAGE 6B, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008

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We offer Great Benefits:

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A salary that will commensurate with experience
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Employee Discounts

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Interested persons should send their resumes to

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FROM page 1B

Bahamas Real Estate Associ-
ation’s (BREA) president told
The Tribune, describing the
move as a “huge blow”.

William Wong said the
incentive introduced by the
former Christie administration,
which exempted first-time buy-
ers from having to pay Stamp
Tax that could amount to as
high as almost $20,000 on
properties with an appraisal
value of $250,000 or less, had
played an important role in
stimulating that market sector.

Apart from realtors, it had
also produced spin-offs for the
construction industry, archi-
tects, landscapers and engi-
neers, and Mr Wong urged the
Government to reconsider its
decision to cease the exemp-
tion given the current eco-
nomic outlook.

“That’s been a huge blow for *

us,” Mr Wong said of the deci-
sion to end the Stamp Tax
exemption. “That was a good
incentive for first-time buyers
and young Bahamians. Thirty
to 35 per cent of business has
been impacted by this, if not
higher.”

He added: “Everyone can
see this recession coming
towards us like a freight train,
and we’re not getting out of
the way. We need to be proac-
tive. They [the Government]

:’ néed to look at that again and
“ give us something to hold on
to. All’they had to do was

renew this for another three
to four years until the economy
improved.

“The Government needs to
come up with something simi-
lar to assist with the construc-
tion business, architects and

“engineers. This has severe, far-

reaching implications for all
these industries.”
Mr Wong questioned

whether other incentives being °

considered by the FNM gov-
ernment, such as real property
tax exemptions, would have
the same effect as the Stamp
Tax equivalent.

For starters, it is not a like-
for-like comparison, as Stamp
Tax is paid as part of the real
estate transaction, while real
property tax is paid by home
and landowners every year
after the purchase has been
completed. And currently, all
properties valued at $250,000
or less are exempt from paying
real property tax.

Mr Wong urged the Gov-
ernment to look past the
Stamp Tax that was due on the
initial purchase by first-time
home buyers and focus on the
exemption’s wider benefits,
including reducing the cost of a
home.

He pointed out that money
saved on the purchase by first-
time buyers on the initial pur-
chase would likely be ploughed
back into home improvements
and such like, increasing busi-
ness for retailers and whole-
salers in the home furnishings
business for starters.

Construction workers, archi-
tects and engineers were likely
to be among the beneficiaries,
as was the Treasury through
customs duty collected on
home-related imports. Mr
Wong and others are therefore
arguing that the benefits and
stimulus effect to a whole host
of economic sectors are greater
than the initial Stamp Tax lost
upfront.

However, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and his gov-
ernment argued that the for-
mer Christie administration
gavé too many tax breaks that
‘weakened government rev-
enues and the overall fiscal
position.

Apart from this justification,
Mr Ingraham also produced
statistics that he said showed
the Stamp Tax exemption’s
introduction had not stimulat-
ed the first-time buyer market
and housing industry as much
as some had suggested.

Currently, homes with an
appraisal value of between
$50,000-$100,000 attract a
Stamp Tax rate of 6 per cent
upon their purchase. For
homes appraised at between
$100,000-$250,000, the applic-
able Stamp Duty rate is 8 per

30-35% of realtor
business ‘impacted’
y Stamp Tax end

cent, and those valued at
$250,000 and above attract a
10 per cent Stamp Duty rate.

Who pays the Stamp Duty
varies between transactions.
Sometimes it is split between
buyer and seller, with both
paying a5 per cent rate. But in
net deals, the full 10 per cent is
often paid by the buyer. There-
fore, in a net deal where the
house is appraised at $249,000,
and paying an 8 per cent rate,
the buyer will have to pay
$19,920 to the Government.

Even if this figure was split
50/50, the buyer will still have
to pay almost $10,000 in Stamp
Duty, so the potential savings
from the exemption for first-
time low and middle income
buyers were relatively sub-
stantial. ;

Meanwhile, Mr Wong said
the Bahamian real estate mar-
ket was likely to “be in for a bit
of bumpy ride for the next 12-
18 months”, with prices in both
the domestic and international
segments likely to be impacted
by the global economic slow-
down and its financial system’s
credit/liquidity woes.

“T think a lot of the, big-time
buyers are taking a wait-and-
see attitude right now. Before
they make any purchase, they
want to see how things go.

““We’ve seen some impact on
prices. The domestic market
has not been impacted yet, but
as time goes on and the market
gets softer, you could see a
slowdown in prices. Atlantis,
Baha:Mar going forward, all
these things will have an effect
on the real estate market in
the Bahamas.” .

Although it was “too soon
to say” what the precise impact
from Baha Mar’s ‘frozen’ $2.6
billion project will be, Mr
Wong predicted that rental and
property prices on Cable
Beach would have to be adjust-
ed downwards. :

Many landlords and proper-
ty owners were likely to have
built a Baha Mar ‘effect’ into
their prices, but a number of
those released by the company
were the very same expatriates
likely to be tenants on Cable
Beach. °

VACANCY NOTICE

- Excellent opportunities for career advancement exist in the Legal Department
of The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited & Group of Companies.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the position of Legal Counsel.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 — 5 years experience
in Litigation, Real Estate & Development and Commercial Law. Candidates
must demonstrate an ability to work independently and possess a thorough
working knowledge and technical competence in the areas mentioned.
(Applicants with experience in only one of the mentioned areas may also

apply).

Successful candidate can look forward to competitive remuneration and

benefits.

Résumés with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited

P.O. Box F-42666

Freeport, Grand Bahama

BAHAMAS
Or

Email: personnel@gbpa.com

AT www.bahamaseducation.com
On or before April 28, 2008


’ THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 7B



Three-day response time
places BISX ‘right in ball
park’ on fund competition

FROM page 1B

deal of interest in our facility,
and people are impressed by
the speed with which we’re
turning around their applica-
tions.”

The BISX chief executive
said that within 24 hours, the
exchange would acknowledge

to the investment fund and its.

sponsor that their listing appli-
cation had all the necessary
documents in order to begin
the process.

And after that, “within 48
hours”, BISX will confirm to
the fund parties whether their
listing application was success-
ful or not, based on the original
application.

“So, it’s effectively a three-
day turnaround time,” Mr
Davies said. This, he added,
compared favourably with the
Caribbean’s investment fund
leader, the Cayman Islands,
whose listing process takes

od of time that is effectively
see as a leader in the region,”
Mr Davies said.

“We are striving to meet
what is an acceptable turn-
around time for the listing of
funds, and for a small exchange
we’re doing well. We’re right
in the ball park as it relates to
other jurisdictions. We’re right
in the mix of meeting ar
acceptable turnaround time.

“Before we streamlined
doing that, it used to take us
more like a working week —
five days — to get it in, process
it and get back to people.”

To streamline the process,

He

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and make it more efficient and
cost-effective, Mr Davies said
BISX was now working with
the fund manager, administra-
tor and sponsor prior to a list-
ing application’s submission
“so that they can understand
what their obligations are and
what they need to submit to
us to have a complete fit”.

As a result, most first-time
applications now being
received by BISX were com-

‘plete and required no follow-

up by the exchange.

Mr Davies said the exchange
had to ensure all listings appli-
cations complied with BISX

rulés, adding that the invest-
ment funds listed on it collec-
tively had several hundred mil-

‘lion of dollars in assets under

panaeenienl

With “several” more invest-
ment fund listings applications
in the pipeline, Mr Davies

added: “The fund aueens is
really heating up right now.
We’re trying to catch that. It’s
happening.”

PUBLIC NOTICE

To: All Franchise Holder(s)

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE
LICENCING & INSPECTION

In accordance with the Road Traffic Act SIE Laws of
the Bahamas, the licencing and inspection of all Public

between three to five days.

“J think Cayman is, at 72
hours as well, but you’re talk-
ing about a larger operation,
and operation that has been
around for a considerable peri-

Leaders in food distribution for retail and club packs — J. Service Vehicles will be carried out in New Providence
and the Family Islands beginning Thursday, May ‘st thru

Friday, May 30th, 2008.

are accepting applications for the position of:

BUTCHERS

omnes and Operators of these Vets must ensure that
the total number of vehicles covered by their franchise are:
presented for licencing and inspection. When an owner
or operator presents fewer vehicles for licencing and
inspection than is covered by his/her franchise, the Road
Traffic Authority. Board in the absence of proof will assume
‘that he/she no longer needs the franchise. The authority
therefore, requires him/her to show cause why his/her
franchise may. not be reduced on the strength of Section
89(1)b of the Road Traffic Act 220. .

The Job

We are looking for persons with excellent practical
skills in preparing, cutting and packaging ‘chill &> frozen meat, poultry and seafood. Knowledge of Meat, . a
Standard Operating Procedures and quality handling
and holding of different types of meat, the ability to
operate meat related machinery is a must. Candidates
should possess good customer friendly skills with the
ability to work with teams. Computer skills desirable.
A minimum of 3 years working experience is required.

Further all franchise holders must produce documentary
proof to show that their franchise is operational at the time
of licencing and inspection.

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

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

Signed:
Controller



We offer attractive salary and benefit packages.

Interested persons should send their

resumes to hr@abacomarkets.com



BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST

Enviromental Education Officer and
Community Liasaon: Black Point, Exuma

The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following
positions:

The Bahamas National Trust is seeking a qualified Education
Officer for posting at Black Point Community Library on a three
year contractual basis.

TEMPORARY CUSTODIAN

Primary Tasks:

- Develop environmental educauong programmes for students
of Black Point School and work with classroom teachers to
integrate them into science or social studies curriculum.

- Manage the Black Point Community Computer Center
and Library

- Teach basic computer skills to both students and adults

- Prepare scheme of work and weekly lesson notes for
teaching units ~

- Prepare quarterly reports that provide an overview of program
activities with sample materials used.

- Provide and plan activities that provide students with skills
and knowledge to make them effective stewards of the Black
Point community and the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Performs a wide range of janitorial duties throughout the Embassy.
Works alone, or as a part of a group, under the Facilities Manage-
ment Supervisor. Assist with other trades as required °

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

- Completion of elementary and secondary schools is required
- At least one year expereince in the janitorial field is required

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Primary Skills Required:

- Computer literate (Word Processing, Internet technology and
communications)

- Bachelors degree or greater in biology/combined science,
history/geography, general studies or related fields.

- Proven writing and interpersonal commuuucations skills

- Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities,
meet deadlines

- Commitment to natural resource conservation in The Bahamas

- Positive attitude

Must have basic knowledge of janitorial field and of products
used in the cleaning of buildings .
Must have the ability to use all machinery and tools connected
with the job function.

Must have a friendly, pleasant personality

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are
eligible for employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Application forms are available from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of The American Embassy, Queen
Street. Completed applications should be returned to the United States
Embassy: addressed to the Human Resources Office no later than,
April 21, 2008

To apply for the position, send cover letter, resume, three references
including telephone numbers and email address to:
(bnt@bnt.bs)
or
P.O. Box N 4105, Nassau, Bahamas
by April 30, 2008.

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Mr. Ben Albury
Operation Manager at Bahamas Bus & Truck
recently donated a cheque to Ms. Marie Joseph
for the purchase of a stove. Mr. Albury is illus-
trating his commitment in assisting the less
fortunate in the community. He will like to

implore more business within their communi-~
ties to givee back and remember those in need. |
in our community and always'be mindful of

those less fortunate

MORTON SALT

ROHM
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Seeks a qualified candidate for the position of

PROJECT ENGINEER
At Its Great Inagua Plant

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):



Plant Safety, Health, and Environmental responsibilities and
knowledge of Regulatory Compliance

Development and management of Capital Budgets and projects
Construction and Capital equipment installation, physical plant
maintenance, on equipment and machinery

Comprehensive knowledge of standard and specialized
engineering gomputer applications including, reliability, and
data streaming ;

Identification of source problems and opportunities for
improvement :

Successful candidate should possess:

Effective communication skills for internal and external
customers

Proficient oral and written communication skills

Positive can-do attitude easily adapts to change and is a team
player

Uses good judgment, Demonstrates a high leyelof.
professionalism and integrity, discretion and ethical behavior
A Degree in Engineering, Five years experience with reasonable
field experience = =

Morton Bahamas Limited offers excellent benefits and salary

Interested applicants may submit resumes and proof of
qualifications to
Morton Bahamas Limited, Human Resources Department,
: P.O. Box MT-509,
Matthew Town, Inagua,
The Bahamas.
Or, to vmoultrie@mortonsalt.com

The Company will only. contact candidates under consideration.
All applications will be held in strict confidences. The candidate
must be willing to relocate to Great Inagua. :



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THE TRIBUNE.



a ee | ae
‘Major changes’for realtor Act

FROM page 1B

created by developers being
able to sell properties they
themselves construct.

William Wong, the Bahamas
Real Estate Association’s
(BREA) president, told The
Tribune that an ongoing con-
cern among the organisation’s
members was how they could
ensure they benefited from the
real estate sales associated with
major foreign direct invest-

ment projects.

Under current law, develop-
ers are able to obtain a bro-
ker/agent licence and sell to
clients properties they con-
struct themselves, effectively
cutting out Bahamian realtors
from these sales and poten-
tially lucrative commissions.

Result

- As a result, Mr Wong sug-
gested that since the develop-
ers had to come to BREA to
obtain this licence, the organi-



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sation was looking at whether
conditions such as informing
Bahamian realtors about their
marketing plans and how they
could participate in the sales
process could be attached to
the approval.

The BREA president said

- his 700-plus members would

be “better off” if they were
able to participate in the real
estate sales associated with
projects such as the Baker’s
Bay Golf & Ocean Club,
Albany and Ginn “on a full-
time basis”.

“Albany is talking so much
about us benefiting from re-
sales. My question is: Why
can’t we benefit from first-time
sales?” Mr Wong asked.’

He described as “one of our
biggest issues” as being how
Bahamian realtors were to
benefit from major foreign
direct investment projects,
promising that this would be
“addressed soon”.

“We’re making some
changes to our Act right now,
where we are going to try and
protect our industry,” Mr
Wong said in relation to the
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Mr. James Booth is no longer

man Act 1995.

“We've been encouraged to
get it done. We’re getting close
to producing major changes to
the Act. In the next six to 12
months, we will see some
changes to give the Act more
teeth, agents and brokers more
clout, and to protect and
enhance our business.”

In addition, many Bahamas-
based properties are also sold
by foreign agents via the Inter-
net, an ongoing source of fric-
tion for BREA and its mem-
bers. Average commissions
earned by Bahamian realtors
are 6 per cent for buildings
sold, and 10 per cent for devel-
opable land. ‘

Overseas

Mr Wong said Bahamian
realtors were well-prepared to
co-broke with overseas real-
tors, providing referral fees.
However, unlike foreign real
estate agents who came into
the Bahamas “telling us what
they are going to pay us”,
Bahamian realtors could not
operate in the US and Florida
without a licence.

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Your interest rate increases twice during the term of your investment,
f so your money is guaranteed to grow faster! Plus you have access to
your money at two set dates within the term of your deposit, giving

NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE THAT Angela Hanna claims to be the owner of the following
piece parcel or lot of land designted as lots 118-119 Brougham Street also known
as Pansa Comer Southern District, New Providence.

That she has been in full free and undisturbed possession of the said land for well
over the last forty (40) years.

Anyone having a claim or right to the said'land may contact the undersigned or her

| Attomey in writing showing claim by certified doctiments within thirty (30) days.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containing 25,241 square feet situate ap-
proximately 336 feet West of Market Street and North side of Brougham Street in
the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas.

Angela Hanna

PO. Box 1590
Brougham Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Or

Leslie Vernon Rolle
Attorney-At-Law
No. 29 Sixth Terrance
PO. Box N 10156
Centreville

Nassau, Bahamas








ROR tra a

Life. Money. Balance both:

NOTICE

TO ALL OUR IMPORTERS OF VEHICLES ,

All vehicles on Pioneer Shipping Dock
Nassau need to be removed as soon as
possible. All Importers with vehicles on
Miami dock without the proper paper work
needs to contact our office in Nasau or Miami.
Storage charges are occuring and vehicles
will be-sold to cover all charges in Miami.

Contact:
Nassau office:(242) 322-8892 or
Miami office (305) 633-3224

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MGS INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company isin dissolution, which commenced on_ the
10th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

BOSWORTH CONSULTING LTD.
IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the

International Business Companies Act 2000 BOSWORTH
CONSULTING LTD. is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 11th April 2008.
David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., Building 2
Caves Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of BOSWORTH
CONSULTING LTD. All persons having claims against the above-
named company are required to send their address and particulars of
their debts to the Liquidator before the 11th May 2008.


THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 9b



Lighting specialist says products
keep costs 30-40 per cent lower

FROM page 1B

been “going really well” since
the Bahamian franchise
opened its doors, given that
the company appeared to be
the only outdoor lighting spe-
cialist in this nation.

Ms Lightbourne explained
that the company had grown
its business by developing
alliances and relationship with
construction industry profes-
sionals, such as contractors,
architects, landscapers and
engineers, who were able to
refer it to potential clients —
especially new home builds.

“They would be in contact
with new home owners before
we would. It’s been great for
new home owners, and now
we’re trying to get the word
out to existing homeowners to
beef up the business we have,
and let them know what bene-
fits are possible,” Ms Light-
bourne told The Tribune.

“The word has been getting
out a bit. It’s taken a little
while to build up our reputa-
tion.”

The Outdoor Lighting Per-
spectives franchise is owned by
Bahamian architect Pat Rah-
ming, head of Pat Rahming &
Associates, who realized that
Bahamian households and
businesses looking for energy
efficient, specialist outdoor
lighting arrangements either
had to rely on an electrician
or trips to Home Depot in the
US for a solution.

“He knew it was a great
business to get into, as no one
else was doing it in the
Bahamas,” Ms Lightbourne
said.

While Outdoor Lighting
Perspectives products were at
the high end of the market, she
added that when it came to

sales, the company had expe-__

rienced “an increase’ in sales

evéry year we'have been oper?’ *
&

ating”.

Ms Lightbourne explained
that among the company’s
competitive advantages were
the materials it used for its
products. Some 95 per cent of
materials were copper, which
did not rust or corrode, with
the remainder high-grade
industrial PVC-type piping,
meaning Outdoor Lighting
Perspectives was able to give
clients a 10-year warranty.

Systems

“Our systems are all low
voltage, and we provide a one-
stop shop by giving you an
installed price,” Ms Light-
bourne explained.

“With the way things are
going with rising gas prices,
fuel efficiency and rising costs,
our systems are 12 volts as
opposed to 120 volts, so you
are going to be burning a lot
less [electricity]. What we are

trying to do is give you a sys-
tem that is self-efficient and
self-operating.”

Ms Lightbourne said a 12-
light system supplied by Out-
door Lighting Perspectives,
using 12 volts, would probably
use 30-40 per cent less elec-
tricity than a comparable 4-5
light system using 120 volts. As
a result, Bahamians would “be
spending a significantly small-
er amount”.

So far, most of Outdoor
Lighting Perspectives business
has been done in areas of New
Providence such as Paradise
Island’s Ocean Club, Lyford
Cay, and in neighbourhoods
located on the eastern and
western edges of the island.

Work has also been obtained
in the Family Islands, particu-
larly Eleuthera.

Ms Lightbourne said:
““We’re licensed to serve the
entire Bahamas. We have a lot
of business in Eleuthera, and

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LTD., has

been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 28th day of March, 2008.

Epsilon Management Ltd.
Suite 13, First Floor,
Oliaji Trade Centre,

Francis Rachel Street,
Victoria, Mahe,

Republic of Seychelles
- Liquidator



VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF:
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
MAJOR COMMERCIAL BANK

Core responsibilities:

* Administers incoming phone calls and mail from both internal and
external customers by receiving, screening, and dispatching calls,
and drafting responses or referrals to mail.
Prepares PowerPoint presentations when requested by the

Supervisor

Records and prepares minutes for meetings chaired by Supervisor,
by using a laptop computer/shorthand during meetings.

Serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Bank’s Board of Directors
in the absence of the Executive Assistant.
Serves as the Information Bank (IB) Manager for the Bank’s
online services in the absence of On-line Banking Co-ordinator.
Compiles, prepares and maintains numerous internal Bank and
branch documents and reports.

Performs other secretarial duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Associates Degree and Certified Professional Secretary Rating, or
Certified Administrative Professional Rating
Knowledge of Bank policies, procedures, services and terms.

Oral and written communication skills, including etiquette and

writing skills.

Ability to treat information with confidentiality and

professionalism.

Detailed knowledge of computers to use Bank’s network and its
core banking applications to complete correspondence

| Benefits

include:

Competitive — salary

commensurate

with

experience and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental and
vision) and Life Insurance; Pension Scheme.

Interested persons should apply no later than

April 30", 2008 to:

DA 62063B

are trying to do more in

Freeport. Depending on how

that goes, we may open offices
in those areas.”

Outdoor Lighting Perspec-
tives is now looking to expand
its product range by bringing in
a light commercial line of light-
ing products.

“That line will allow us to
do a lot more for small com-
mercial properties,” Ms Light-
bourne said, “and especially
somewhere like the Bahamas,

ABACOMARK

where you have a lot more
commercial properties that

have an outdoor-type environ-

ment. We have the weather to
be outdoors for the entire year,
and to offer something unique
and energy conservative will
be great.”

The company is also look-
ing to “bring on full scale in
the Bahamas by the end of the
year” a line of lighting control
products. Ms Lightbourne said
these were becoming popular

ETS

IMITED

with gated communities, and
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
product was 98 per cent wire-
less.

This meant homeowners
would not have to drill holes in
walls to carry an electrical sys-
tem to control what time lights
both inside and outside the
house came on. Ms Light-
bourne said the wireless sys-
tem could ultimately even be
controlled by computer from
anywhere in the world.

Abaco Markets Limited, a leading food distribution company with five retail and
club outlets is accepting applications for:

The Job

RETAIL BUYERS

To grow the retail business through purchases that anticipates and provides
unlimited options to meet consumer demands. The candidate must have a
firm understanding of market trends, with a clear understanding of logistics |

along with the ability to establish ‘and maintain effective vendor relationships.

Requirements

Minimum of 3 years experience, proficient in Word & Excel suites, Excellent
Oral and Written skills is a must. Marketing experience will be considered a plus.

We offer Great Benefits:

Growth & Advancement within the organization
A salary that will commensurate with experience
Group Medical & Pension Plans

Employee Discounts
Profit Sharing

A Supportive team environment

Interested persons should send their resumes to:

hr@abacomarkets.com

HOeshs OFS

NOTICE OF VACANCY

A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited for one
(1) Projects Manager. This position reports to the Vice President of Development.

The successful candidate will be required to provide technical support and
guidance in the areas of super-structural and infrastructural developments and
rehabilitation works as necessary; perform condition survey on Company buildings
and infrastructure (including roadways) throughout the Lucaya areas when
required; plan, implement, and manage civil engineering capital works projects
undertaken by the. Company.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

BSc. in Building, Structural or Civil Engineering - Postgraduate studies a

plus

Minimum of five (5) years relevant engineering experience
Minimum of three (3) years relevant supervisory experience
Professional registration a plus

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Sound knowledge in road design and rehabilitation.

Sound knowledge of construction techniques and safety parameters.

Sound knowledge of engineering design techniques and the governing code
required in achieving internationally accepted standards.

Working knowledge of Contract Law.
Sound knowledge of established construction practices and related statutory

regulations.

Sound knowledge of Contract Administration.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND SPECIALIZED TECHNNIQUES

Competence in the application of project management techniques
Good coordinating skills.

Good human relations skills.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Computer literacy as evidenced by full working knowledge of Microsoft
Word, Excel, Auto Cad and Microsoft Projects.

Résumés with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department

The Grand Bahama Development oy Limited

P.O. Box F-42666

c/o The Tribune
P.O. BoxN3207
Nassau, Bahamas



Freeport, Grand Bahama
BAHAMA

Or
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before April 28, 2008.


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Governments 7.5%
ort stake proceeds
‘went to third party’

The GBPA has authorised
share capital of $11.44 million,
consisting of four million
shares valued at $2.86 par val-
ue each.

Some 2;172,974 GBPA
shares have been issued and
are outstanding.



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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOALEME H. LAFRANCE
of BELLOT ROAD OF FAITH AVE., BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 14th day
of April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

owning 162,973 shares, the
same number‘as it held on
1970’s annual return, with one
GBPA share each held by Port
financial controller Ian Barry,
its in-house counsel Carey
Leonard, and former counsel
Willie Moss.

shares.
The Treasurer is listed a

FROM page 1B

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/00716
Common Law & Equity Division



IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959 (Chapter 393)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing

by admeasurement Six thousand Nine hundred and Thirty-six (6,936)

square feet situate in the Northern District of the Island of New

Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of NORALEE CARTWRIGHT

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of NORALEE CARTWRIGHT of the Settlement of Kemps
Bay in the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing by admeasurement
Six thousand Nine hundred and Thirty-six (6,936) square feet situate on
the Eastern side of Peardale Road and approximately 2,150 feet South
of Wulff Road in the Northern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in free simple of
the said piece parcel or tract of land and have made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section
Three (3) of the Quieting of Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said
piece parcel or tract of land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act Copies of
the filed Plan may be inspected during normal working hours at:-

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

(b) Rolle & Co., Chambers. Anth-Mat House, 84 Minnie
Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or rights to dower
or an adverse claim or claims not recognized in the’ Petition shall on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days of the last publication file a
notice in the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau in the [gland of New
Providerice aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned
a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit to be filled therewith. Failure of any such person to file and
serve a statement of his or her claim on or before the Thirty (30) days
after the last publication will operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED the 18th day of March, A. D. 2008.

ROLLE & CO.

Chambers,

Anth-Mar House,

84 Minnie Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner.

Previous Close Today's Close

Abaco Markets
11.50 Bahamas Property Fund
9.00 Bank of Bahamas
0.85 Benchmark
2.30 Bahamas Waste
1.30 Fidelity Bank
10.35 Cable Bahamas
2.10 Colina Holdings
4.73. | Commonwealth Bank (S1)
3.60 Consolidated Water BDRs
2.20 Doctor's Hospital
5.94 Famguard
12.49 Finco
13.50 FirstCaribbean
BAZ Focol (S)
0.54 Freeport Concrete
6.86 ICD Utilities
8.60 J. S. Johnson
10.00 Premier Real Es'

52wk-Low
14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.20 _RND Holdings

car ease
14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.40 RND Holdings

52wk-Low Fund Name

1.2443 Colina Bond Fund

2.6629 Colina MSI Preferred Fund
1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund
3.1827 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
11.4992 Fidelity Prime Income Fund

100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00**

100.0000 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.00**
1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00**
9.6346 Fidelity International Investment Fund —_9.6346*

1.308126***
2.996573"***
1.386634*"*
3.7011" ¢
12.0429"



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FIRST IN INSURANCE. TODAY. TOMORROW.
Career opportunity for an ambitious career oriented
individual

Trainee Risk Surveyor

Role & Responsibilities:
- Survey Property Risks all over the Bahamas
- Make Loss Prevention recommendations

Qualifications:

- College Graduate with B.A. Degree in Engineering,
Architecture or Technical Drafting preferred

- Successful applicant must complete the surveying
qualifications in four years ,

- Experience useful but not essential

- On the job training will be provided

- Computer proficiency required

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills required

- Must be able to work with minimal supervision

The Bahamas First Group is the largest property and casualty
insurance company in the Bahamas and has A- (Excellent)
Rating from A.M. Best, reflecting the company’s financial
stability and sound risk management practices. Compensation
commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.

Please apply before April 23rd, 2008 to:
Group HR & Training Manager
Bahamas First Corporate Services
32 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box SS-6268
Nassau, Bahamas

Or email to:
careers@ bahamasfirst.com

FG CAPITAL MARKETS

BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

Change Daily Vol.

Veekly Vol. EPS$ Div$
1.160 0.900
0.000° 0.480

Last 12 Months
5.61%
13.11%
3.89%
17.78%
5.69%

NAN: Key

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUISDIN ST LUC of
BACARDI ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 11th day of
April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that VALDOR CHARLES of
BLUFF, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, °
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows ‘any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 14th day of
April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

WHITE HILLS INVESTMENTS S.A.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, WHITE HILLS INVESTMENTS S.A. »
is in dissolution as of March 7, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A

Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR



Legal N otice
NOTICE

BELU INVEST LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, BELU INVEST LTD. is in dissolution as of
April 10, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice
NOTICE

EBBETS OVERSEAS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, EBBETS OVERSEAS LTD. is in
dissolution as of April 10, 2008.

* -29 February 2008
** - 31 December 2007
*** 4 April 2008

**** 31 March 2008

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 :

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

(S1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

_TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR


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SUPREME
COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00144

Whereas ALFREDA WHITE a.k.a. ALBERTHA WHITE
of Haven Subdivision in Southern District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court

of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real,

and Personal Estate of GODFREY JEFFREY MCQUAY
late of Haven Subdivision in the Southern District of the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

NICOYA NEILLY

(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00161

Whereas WILLIAM JOHN GODFREY ENEAS of
Montague Heights, Eastern District, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of SYLVIA MARGUERITE ENEAS late of East Ernest
Street, Eastern District, New Providence; one of the Islands
of thé Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the.date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON

(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00162

Whereas SHAKIRA SHAKARA COAKLEY and DIANA
M. BETHEL both of Gum Tree Street, Pinewood Gardens,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of DERON
RODRICK BETHEL a.k.a. DERON RODERICK
BETHEL late of Gum Tree Street, Pinewood Gardens,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT.

PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00163

Whereas CLAUDIA SHARISSE JOHNSON of No.16
Sapphire Ridge, San Souci, Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of DUDLEY WINSTON JOHNSON
late of Martin Street, New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
2008/PRO/npr/00164

IN THE ESTATE OF BERYL ROCKAFELLOW,, late of

Regency Park Nursing Home, N03325, Highway 35, Hazlet

in the County of Monmouth in the State of New Jersey,one
of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SAMANTHA M. WILLIAMS of No. 52 Old Cedar Street,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above

X

estate granted to DONALD G. ROCKAFELLOW,, the
Executor, of the Estate by Monmouth County Surrogate's
Court, one of the States of the United States of America on
the Sth day of February, 1999.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00164A

IN THE ESTATE OF GRAHAM E. ROCKAFELLOW,
late of No. 74 Cherry Tree Farm Road in the Township of
Middletown, County of Monmouth in the State of New
Jersey, one of the States of the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SAMANTHA M. WILLIAMS of No. 52 Old Cedar Street,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above
estate granted to DONALD G. ROCKAFELLOW, the
Executor, of the Estate of Beryl Rockafellow by Monmouth
County Surrogate's Court, one of the States of the United
States of America on the Sth day of February, 1999.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00165

Whereas TANICO SHENIQUER HUNTER a.k.a.

TAMICO SHENIQUE HUNTER of Victoria Gardens,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
VERNETTA MORRISON a.k.a. VERNETHA
MORRISON HUNTER late of Victoria Gardens, Western
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) Registrar

_ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
sins Msi _,..,,:, THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

Ae

2008/PRO/npr/00166

IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN M. ANKNEY, late of 3792

N.E. Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, Florida, one of the States
of the: United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen

days from the date hereof, application will be made to the:

Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETRA M. HANNA WEEKES of the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
of Administration Multiple Personal Representatives in the
above estate granted to JON WYN ANKNEY and
JOSPEH THOMAS ANKNEY, the Personal
Representatives, of the Estate by Martin County, Circuit
Court, Florida, one of the States of the United States of
America on the 22nd day of February, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00167

IN THE ESTATE OF VERA M. ANKNEY, late of 3792
N.E. Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, Florida; one of the States
of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETRA M. HANNA WEEKES of the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
of Administration Multiple Personal Representatives in the
above estate granted to JON WYN ANKNEY and
JOSPEH THOMAS ANKNEY, the Personal
Representatives, of the Estate by Martin County, Circuit
Court, Florida, one of the States of the United States of
America on the 22nd day of February, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

* COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00168

Whereas PANDORA ETHELYN DAVIS of Alter Court,
Churchill Development, Eastern District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of STANLEY GEORGE DAVIS a.k.a. GEORGE

APRIL 17, 2008 ,

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 11B

STANLEY DAVIS late of Florida Court, Southern District,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION
. APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00169

Whereas BARBARA LOUISE ROMER of Bel Air Estates,
Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of JAMES
ALEXANDER ROMER late of Bel Air Estates, Eastern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
: DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00170

IN THE ESTATE OF CASIMIR SKRZYNIECKI, late
of 164 Mettler Street in the City of Toledo in the State of
Ohio, one of the States of the United States of America,

deccased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the cxpiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street in the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Letters of
Authority in the above estate granted to GARY
HOLEWINSKI the Executor of the Estate, by the Probate
Court of Lucas County, Ohio, on the 16th day of October, .

2007.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00171

rissildud # set io aye

. Whereas‘)BEYANE EARUSSELL of Yellow Elder Gardens

in Western District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration with the Will annexed of the
Real and Personal Estate of FAYE ANN ECKEL (a.k.a.)
FAYE A. ECKEL late of 873 South Highway 48, Creek
County in the City of Mannford in the State of Oklahoma
one of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF TILE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00173

Whereas McARTHUR MOSS of the Western District of
the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of

administration of the Real and Personal Estate

of HILDA MOSS late of Baillou Hill Road in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date

hereof.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00174

IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT H. ABPLANALP, late of
the Village of Bronxville of the Town of Eastchester in the
County of Westchester in the State of New York, one of the
States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby Siven that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
MICHAEL ALVIN DEAN of Hampshire Street in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
obtaining the Resealed Letters Testamentary in the
above estate granted to JOSEPHINE ABPLANALP,
JOHN P. ABPLANALP, MARIE H. HOLCOMBE and
WILLIAM E. GRIFFIN the Personal Representatives of
the Estate, by the Surrogate's Court of the State of New
York, Westchester County, on the 16th day of September,
2003.

NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR
PAGE 12B, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008

JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has been established by statute
for the regulation of the telecommunications, electricity and water and
sewerage sectors in The Bahamas.

The PUC is seeking a utility regulatory professional with training and
experience, particularly i in the field of telecommunications regulation,
to fill the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission
reporting to the Chairman, and is responsible for the day-to-day
administration of the affairs of the Commission and for ensuring that
the Commission is provided with high quality technical advice and
guidance in the execution of its functions.

The successful candidate will be required to provide leadership and
management direction to the PUC. The candidate will also be a high-

level practitioner with direct experience in a wide variety of utility

regulatory activities including liberalization(especially with respect to
telecommunications) granting of licences, approval of rates, service
quality, licence enforcement measures, universal service policies, radio
‘spectrum management, and international best Practicgs, This post will
be offered on a contract basis.
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The successful applicant will have a Master’s Degree or Professional
Certification in Economics, Management, Law or Engineering and is
expected to have had ten (10) years practice as a trained regulator.

The PUC offers a very attractive remuneration and benefits package
together with a pleasant working environment. Further information about
the PUC can be obtained from the website: www. PUCBaliamas: gow. lbs;

Interested applicants may deliver resumes to:
Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission
4m Terrace East, Collins Avenue

Fax No. (242) 323-7288
E-mail: PU C@puchahamas, gom:be

Applications should be received by 18 April, 2008. Only appticand who
have been short-listed will be contacted.

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Photo shows Lambert Longley (left), Partner, congratulating Paul

KPMG in The Bahamas congratulates
Paul Frazier on his international -
assignment

Paul Frazier is headed to the Atlanta office of KPMG in the U.S. for an 18 month international
assignment. Paul is a 2005 KPMG Scholarship recipient and as part of KPMG’s Scholarship
Program recipients are usually granted work experience in a KPMG office outside The
Bahamas. Paul graduated from Acadia University in May 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in
Business Administration. He is also a Lyford Cay Foundation scholarship recipient and served
as an advisor for KPMG's Junior Achievement Program.

KPMG's Global Mobility Program is another avenue the firm uses to provide international
exchanges which allows staff to participate in multi-cultural experiences which aid in their
professional development and growth and return to The Bahamas to share their new |
knowledge.

Montague Sterling Centre
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-393-2007
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Q. Can I withdraw U.S. Dollar finds while I am: shopping in Florida?

A. Yes, Customers of Bank of The Bahamas International will be permitted to withdraw funds,
in US. Dollars, at BOB Financial Services, Inc. Such withdrawals, however, will be subject to
Bahamian Exchange Control Guidelines.

Q. Will I be able to open a US. Dollar account at BOB Financial Services, Inc.?

A. No. BOB Financial Services, Inc, will not offer U.S. Dollar account facilities at this time.
It will serve as a customer service extension of the Bank’s Bahamas based offices and service
centres and will allow customers access to their funds for multiple purposes, within Bahamian
Exchange Control Guidelines.

Q. Will BOB Financial Services, Inc., be able to open accounts for persons wishing to conduct
banking business in The Bahamas?

A. Yes. BOB Financial Services, Inc., will assist prospective customers with opening accounts,
subject to the customer meeting the Bank’s usual due diligence requirements and Bahamian

regulatory guidelines.