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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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2008
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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BAHAMAS EDITION

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008

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the failure to report
controversy involving
FNM politician’s son



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

A HIGH ranking PLP mem-
ber has confirmed that the
opposition intends to raise the
non-reporting of the private
school sex scandal involving the
son of an FNM parliamentarian
to police, on the floor of the
House of Assembly tomorrow.

When asked by The Tribune
if the PLP will do this the source

said yesterday, “Most certain-

ly.”

The issue is not to embarrass
the FNM parliamentarian,
another PLP insider said, but
instead to question why the
school decided not to report the
issue to police, as the boy was
17 years old and the girl only
14 years old — which is under
the age of consent (16 years) in
the Bahamas.

What compounds the issue,

SEE page nine

Police sick-out claims denied

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

CLAIMS that police officers
staged an organised sick-out to
protest a strict policy on “moon-
lighting” have been firmly
denied by Bradley Sands, exec-
utive chairman of the Police

Staff Association. The team of
around 30 officers from the
Central Division who claimed

they were too ill to work at the.

Stepping on the Shores event
on Saturday, May 10, had

SEE page nine

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ASSAULTING

WOMAN, 77
SEE PAGE 3

MUCH MISSED: Lady Cash

LADY Dorothy Cash, 82,
widow of Sir Gerald Cash, died
in the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital at 4.30 yesterday morning.

She died of pneumonia with —

complications.

Lady Cash, who had been in
hospital for the past three and a
half weeks, was to have been
released from hospital yester-
day to recuperate at her Enistol
Avenue home.

Dorothy Elaine Bone: of
Mandeville, Jamaica, married
Sir Gerald Cash 55 years ago in
Jamaica.

She was active in the Girl
Guides, field hockey, the Red
Cross and was a keen gardener.

She is survived by her son,

’ Gilbert Ward of her first mar-

riage, and his wife, Angela, her

SEE page nine

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- Man believed to be fugitive on |

America’s Most Wanted List

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON ..
Tribune Staff Reporter

‘tthompson@tribunemedia.net ~

A BAHAMIAN) man
- believed to be a fugitive on.

America's Most Wanted List for
suspected human smuggling and
manslaughter was captured by
Bahamian police in Bimini over
the weekend.

According to Acting Assis-
tant Commissioner of Crime -

Raymond Gibson, Bimini police
picked up 31-year-old Henry
Pierre on suspicion that he is
wanted for a number of charges
in the United States.

He. is now in custody in
Grand Bahama where Pouce

are investigating whether he is
wanted on any pending charges

in the Bahamas, Acting ACP

Gibson said.
If Bahamian police confirm
the suspect is indeed the man

wanted by US authorities it:

would be up.to American

authorities to formally apply for .
an extradition application
through the eeerncy general's’.

office.

"He was arrested on Satur-
day at 1 pm on Bimini. [think
the police had received infor-
mation that he was on the

(America's) most wanted per-.

SEE page: nine

Two arrests over cop shooting

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
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POLICE have ened two
suspects in connection with last
week's brazen shooting and
attempted armed robbery of a
New Jersey policeman-on the
Cable Beach strip.

They are expected to call a
press conference as early as

Pilot convicted
of transporting

drugs faces jail .

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter |

A 37-YEAR-OLD Bahamian .

pilot who transported tons of
cocaine and marijuana to the

United States is facing up to 20 |

years in an American prison.

Darren “Hubba” Ferguson,
from Nassau, was convicted of
narcotics distribution in the US’
District Court for the District
of Columbia on Friday.

A jury found Ferguson, who
had lived in Haiti and Jamaica,
guilty of transporting cocaine
from Colombia and marijuana
from Jamaica through drug
routes in Jamaica and Haiti for
ultimate delivery to the United
States.

The narcotics distribution

charges were obtained during

SEE page nine



your savings:

today to brief the public on,the ;

arrests, Assistant Superinten-

dent Walter Evans told The Tri- ;

bune Monday.

According to ‘Acting Assis-
tant Commissioner of Crime
Raymond Gibson, the two sus-

pects were picked up sometime"
over the weekend and-are cur- .

SEE page nine
Atlantis
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chokes

to death

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

| alowe@tribunemedia.nét

A female guest at ‘Atlantis
choked to death last week as .
she dined at one of the
resort’s gourmet restaurants,
The Tribune has learned.

She was eating at Casa
D’Angelo on Wednesday; an
Italian restaurant located in:
the Coral Towers, when she
began choking.

Sources alleged that staff |

at the restaurant may have
been slow to réspond to her

SEE page nine



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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



Three escape
plane crash

_ Three people had a lucky
escape on Sunday when a small
plane travelling from Nassau to
Florida crashed into water near
Pelican Bay, Naples.

The trio were able to climb
out of the plane, which report-
edly suffered a mechanical fail-
ure and went down around the
79th Street ‘Causeway, suffer-
ing only minor injuries, accord-
ing to CBS news.

The single engine Cessna,
piloted by a man identified as
John Clark, was heard “splut-
tering” as it went over Pelican
Bay: and a woman called 911 at
around 2pm to alert a City of
Miami Fire Rescue team.

Meanwhile, a boater wit-
nessed the crash and came to
pluck its occupants out of the
water and carry them to the
shore.

Using inflation bags strapped
to its wings and fuselage, a sal-
vage crew was able to float the
plane, which was said to be

heading to. Kendall-Tamiami-

Executive airport.

The incident is being investi-
gated by the US National
Transportation Safety Board.

Nurses get
recognition

The Nurses’ Association of
the Commonwealth of the

Bahamas (NACB), in conjunc-

tion with the National Nurses’
Recognition Committee and the
Bahamas Nurses’ Union, cele-
brated International Nurses’
Day with a church service last

~ week.

_ . The service was held Grant’s

Town Wesley Methodist
Church on Baillou Hill Road
and Chapel*Streets, on Friday
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QUENTON SMITH is suffering from internal bruising altel a fight i in North

Long Island High School’ $ playground.

Boy, 12, suffers
vicious beating

Police oe school playground attack



= By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Stat Reporter

POLICE are investigating the
violent beating of a 12-year-old
school boy in the playground of
North Long Island High School.

Star student Quenton Smith’ -

was rushed to Doctor’s Hospital
in Nassau on Saturday suffer-
ing from severe abdominal trau-
ma after a group of bigger boys

punched and kicked him on the

ground while teachers were
occupied in a staff meeting.
It is thought he had been

playing a game of dash —

wrestling with a fellow grade
seven student when the fight

- got serious and several other

boys joined in, leaving Quen-

ton with serious internal bruis-’

ing. The extent of Quenton’s

injuries were ascertained at
following the fight on Friday
afternoon, and Quenton’s
mother, Maria Pelencanos, who
lives in Nassau, decided to press
charges.

She said: “The school would
not have reported it otherwise,

but he could have really been

hurt.and J think the violence is
really getting out of hand.”

Ms Pelencanos, who works as'

an accountant, has three chil-
dren at’scheel-in.Long Island
where they live with her moth-
er, because she wanted to keep
them safe from the violence of
Nassau. But now she fears
Quenton, who is less than four
feet tall and weighs around 70
Ibs, is not safe because nothing
is being done to apprehend vio-
lent students in. the small com-
munity school.

She said: “This is not the first
incident at this school, the same
boys that beat my son have
been expelled more than once

and the Government put them
back in because they cannot be
in the street.

“What are the kids who want
to learn supposed to do if they
keep putting the same problem
kids back in school?” , ’

Principal Melinda Pratt
downplayed the incident as a
schoolboy scuffle and insisted
it was the first incident of vio-
lence at the 140 student school,
but agreed to assist in the police
investigation.

She said: “It did not appear to
be a big incident, and Quenton
seemed okay afterwards.

“But we want the school to:

be'a safe haven for everyone
and if one child was not safe we
need to know why.”

Ms Pelencanos is now con-
cerned Quenton, who has won
prizes for his poetry at the
National Arts Festival, will be
too afraid to return to school.

Long Island Police confirmed
they are actively investigating

‘the matter.



Fears of asbestos exposure at the Hansard Building

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

FEARS have arisen that the continued
occupation of the Hansard Building next to
the House of Assembly may expose staff to
cancer-causing asbestos and lead to injury
as the sinking upper floor may collapse.

- Over a week ago, reports indicated that
the Ministry of Works closed the building
due to the unsoundness of the upper floor,
and the possibility that the old pee
contains asbestos.

The Tribune was able to confirm yester-
day that the closure was based on an
inspection that revealed that the building is
unfit for occupation and may be an imme-
diate danger to occupants.

After examining the building, which has
stood for 208 years, officials discovered

that the boards and joists that support the:
sf upper-floor are rotted! and structurally’ if
aoe eas

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sound strategy.

The upper floor of the building, which is

; sinking, is where Senior Justice Anita Allen
sits, and it is also where Election Court is

held.
- Underneath is the office of the Speaker
of the House Alvin Smith.

According to reports, during the inspec-
tion, a white substance fell from the ceiling
where the rotted boards and unsound joists
are located.

Ministry officials reportedly indicated
to their superiors that the substance may be
asbestos and recommended that the

Department of Environmental Health have.

tests performed to confirm or deny this.
The court moved for a time last week,
but returned yesterday, to continue to hear
the. Marco City case. And the Speaker’s
Office still remains in the building.
It is unclear if the ministry officially con-

demned the building, or merely recom- »
»«mended-that it not be occupied.

health, to confirm if tests are underway,
she said that her department has given
advice and recommendations to the Min-
istry of Works, which include laboratories
that can assist in making determinations

on what the substance is. ~~ 7 --~—~ .

‘The Tribune attempted to contact senior
officials at the Ministry of Works, including
Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs and
Director Gordon Major, but no calls were
returned on the issue by either of these

‘individuals up to press time.

The Tribune was also unable to reach
Minister of Works Earl Deveaux who was
in Cabinet.

It is unclear, however, if the justices are

aware that the inspector who checked the |

building recommended that the entire floor
be demolished due to the faulty structure.

The unsound structure of the Hansard
Building, and the possible presence of

-asbestos, taises;concerns about the state

or older than the Hansard Building, but
are still in use.

' The House of Assembly was built in
1805 and the Senate was built sometime
before 1790. It is feared that if the sub-

stance found in the Hansard Building is

asbestos, it is likely in all of these buildings,

; including the Old Supreme Court com-

plex.
There are fires main health affects from

_ prolonged exposure to asbestos, which is a

naturally occurring fibrous mineral.
According to the US Environmental
Protection Agency, these are asbestosis,
which is a serious long term non-cancer
disease of the lungs which causes scarring
in the organs; lung cancer, one of the most
fatal forms of cancer; and mesothelioma, a
rare form of cancer that is found in the

_thin lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen

and heart.

Some of these: diseases 'do not emerges;



When ‘The Tribune contacted Melenias
McKenzie, director of,environmental

of the other government buildings in Raw-
son Square and Bank Lane that are as old

until years after long term exposure to air-’,.,:
borne asbestos.

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008, PAGE 3



© In brief | Magnifique! Chef toasts victory over Bahamian ‘cybersquatters'

Policeman
accused of
assaulting
woman, 77

A POLICE officer accused
of assaulting a 77-year-old
woman appeared before mag-
istrate’s court yesterday.

Constable Kenneth Gibson,
27, of Foxdale, is accused of
assaulting Eula Forbes on
Thursday, April 10.

Gibson, who appeared before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez
at Court One in Bank Lane,
protested that he was being
made to look like a criminal as
he was escorted to court hand-
cuffed. The accused appeared
reluctant to go into court when
he realised that photographers
were waiting to take pictures of
him. Gibson pleaded not guilty
to the assault charge and the
prosecution made no objection
to bail.

He was granted $2,500 bail
with one surety. The case was
adjourned to September 25.

Freeport
police arrest
two men after
100mph chase

- MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

FREEPORT police arrested
two men in the early hours of
Sunday morning following a
high speed car chase and a
shooting at the International
Bazaar in two separate inci-
dents.

The 100 mph car chase across .

Grand Bahama began when
officers identified a gunman dri-
ving a blue Buick near the Set-
tler’s Way roundabout in Coral
Road, and ended when the gun-
man crashed into a tree. When
rug Enforcement Unit (DEV)
fficers tried to stop the gun-
an he threw a chrome .38'spe-
“eal revolver loaded with six .38
bullets: out of the driver’s side
window anid sped off.
Officers recovered the

weapon and chased“the Buick .

along Grand Bahama Highway
until it skidded into pine forest
and crashed into a tree when
trying to turn into Churchill
Drive.

Officers arrested a 29-year-
old man in connection with the
incident.

Just hours after the dramatic
chase, another gunman fired
shots near Club Rock at
Freeport’s International Bazaar.

When plain clothes police
officers approached the gun-
man, he shot at the officers and
ran off.

But officers shot back, hitting
the man in the right arm-and
grazing his back.

He dropped a .357 magnum
revolver as he fell to the ground
and has been detained at the
Rand Memorial Hospital where
he is in stable condition.



Raymond Blanc

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

A famous French chef has her-
alded a victory against Bahamian
“cybersquatters” after an inter-
national organisation ruled that
a company based in this country
had no right to trade on his name
for financial gain.

Raymond Blanc, author and
star of reality TV show, The
Restaurant, which features on the
BBC in the United Kingdom,
hired British law firm Morgan
Cole to fight to stop a Bahamas-
based company using a website

named after him to advertise
products that had nothing to do
with him. ;

After 10 weeks, the World
Intellectual Property Organisa-
tion (WIPO) ruled that the
domain name www.raymond-
blanc.com be transferred to Mr
Blanc after finding that
Caribbean Online International
Limited “has no rights or legiti-
mate interests” in respect of the
name, and had “registered’ and
used (it) in bad faith.”

WIPO said COIL was “using
Raymond Blanc’s reputation to
direct internet users to an uncon-
nected commercial website for

Former top cop
joins Sunshine
Holdings Group

Claims of Tribune sources confirmed

Attorney and former chief
superintendent of police Keith
Bell has been appointed to a
senior management role in Sun-
shine Holdings Group, it has
been confirmed.

The announcement comes
after The Tribune broke the
news of his resignation from the
police force last week, sparking
a great deal of speculation
about the reasons behind his
sudden departure.

At the time, sources claimed
he had been asked to. become a
lawyer Sunshine Holdings,
whose business interests include
Arawak Homes, Sunshine
Finance, Sunshine Insurance,
RoyalStar Assurance, Cotton
Bay Developers and FOCOL.

According to a statement
issued yesterday by the group,
the appointment will become
effective on June 2.

' “Mr Bell’s initial focus with
Sunshine Holdings will be with
Sunshine Finance, a leading
independent lending and mort-
gage services company which is
central on helping persons
restore balance to their person-



FIRE officials are investigating the cause of a
blaze which completely destroyed the complex
of a water distribution company on Eleuthera

early yesterday morning.

Superintendent Christopher Rahming, officer
in charge of the Eleuthera district, told the Tri-
bune yesterday that around 1.55am on Monday, a
passerby noticed that the meter box of the Lutra
Pure Water and Ice building in Hatchet Bay

Eleuthera was on fire.

Superintendent Rahming said that the man
notified officers at the Hatchet Bay Police Station
and when they arrived at the scene, the single
story stone building was already engulfed in

flames.

According to Superintendent Rahming, two
fire trucks attended the scene and volunteer fire

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al financial situations while
securing the benefits of owning
their own homes,” said the
statement.

In welcoming Mr Bell, chair-
man of Sunshine Holdings
Franklyn Wilson said that the
group views his appointment as
another step in the company’s

. Inission to build on the legacy of

its founders, “The Sunshine
Boys” to maintain and grow a

"blue chip: company of the

Bahamas.
He said it is envisaged that
Mr Bell’s leadership skills will
impact every aspect of the
group’s operations.

Mr Bell said that he is hum-
bled by the appointment. “The

high display of confidence .

exhibited by Mr Wilson and his
executives at Sunshine Group
in confirming my appointment
will be the catalyst which shall
propel my devotion and service
to this group in’ assisting to
achieve corporate goals and
objectives.”

Mr Bell is a 1998 graduate of
the University of the:West
Indies Law School, graduating

Fire officials probe Eleuthera blaze

fighters took an hour to contain the blaze.
The company, which is owned by Stephen and
Ann Cansino, reportedly employed 12 persons

with a first class law degree.

In 2000, he graduated top of
his class from the Eugene
Dupuch Law School, earning
several awards including the
Chairman’s Prize, the Princi-
pal’s Award, The Keith Dun-
combe Memorial Prize and Cer-
tificate and the Most Outstand-
ing Law Student Award.

He is a 1995 graduate of the
College of the Bahamas.

Mr Bell joined the Royal

Bahamas Police Force in 1985

and was awarded the coveted
Baton of Honour for his high
achievements at the Police
Training College.

He has been trained locally
as well as in the United King-
dom, Japan and Canada.

He is a member of the
Catholic Board of Education, a
former member of the Council
of Holy. Family Catholic Church
and the Bahamas National
Trust.

He is the 2006 inductee into
the College of the Bahamas
Alumni Association’s Hall of
Fame.



and supplied drinking water to residents of North

ming said.

and Central Eleuthera:
The building was insured, Superintendent Rah-

He noted that last month, the BAIC building
which was some 300 feet away from the Lutra-

Pure building, was also destroyed by fire.

Eleuthera.

Also last month, a huge blaze gutted the North
Eleuthera Shopping Centre in The Bluff,

Police press liaison officer ASP Walter Evans

confirmed yesterday that fire officials from Nas-

sau were on their way to Eleuthera to investi-
gate the cause of the blaze.

. Oxfordshire and has been hon-



commercial gain.”
Mr Blanc, 58, who also owns a
highly-rated hotel restaurant in

oured by the Queen, told the
Oxford Mail that he was
“relieved” by the ruling.

“T have worked very hard to
build my reputation over the
years. These cybersquatters had
nothing to do with me and no
permission to use my name,” he
was reported to have told the
British newspaper.

Similar WIPO decisions have
favoured other celebrities includ-
ing actress Julia Roberts and
author Michael Crichton.



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‘EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Serious police issue to be settled

THE DISPUTE with the police, and what
some of the officers now think is their consti-
tutional right to accept contract jobs after hours,
has to be’settled urgently.

The police force is on the public payroll to
fight crime, not to be distracted by the extra
money they can make after hours “moonlight-
ing.”

Also in need of attention is the place and

authority of the Police Staff Association within-

the force. We get the impression that some offi-
cers think that the Association can negotiate
private contracts on their behalf without ref-
erence to the Commissioner of Police.

This matter came up under now retired
Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson in 2000

when two police officers were killed and a third |

wounded in a mysterious shoot-out in a police
car. A rumour immediately started circulating
that the shooting did not take place from the
moving patrol car. It was known that one of
the dead officers in his off hours was part of the
security staff of a certain convenience store.
The shooting had taken place outside that store.

It was only hours after the killing that Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham appealed to the busi-
ness community from the floor of the House of
Assembly to stop hiring off duty policemen for
private security services.

After this announcement was made:a leading
businessman complained that his businesses
would now be sitting ducks for criminals. He
said that because store owners could not have
guns to protect themselves and their staff, off
duty policemen.with licensed service revolvers
were the obvious choice.

That was 2002. We have recently heard that
some business people now complain that police
officers have come to them soliciting after hours
security work. If true, this should be investi-
gated.

What serving officers don’t seem to appre-
ciate is that if they are killed or injured. while
“moonlighting” no claim can be made on their
insurance. Their activities would be considered
illegal. And because they would not be on police
duty, they would not qualify for the insurance
that would normally cover them as serving offi-
cers.

Again in 2006 police officers were warned
that they would be disciplined if they engaged in
“moonlighting” without authorisation.

The issue has now come to a head again, and
officers feel that they are being unfairly treated
by the acting commissioner of police, who main-
tains that there has been no policy change on
private contracts since he took office. However,

_ he is firm in the belief — and quite rightly so —
that the police force is not a “security firm.”

And now the matter has burst into print
again. It came up when officers of the Central
Police station were scheduled to police a large
public function on Saturday, May 10. The func-
tion was being held within Central’s division
and it was the duty of Central Division officers
to police it. Instead they called in sick — about
30 of them. It is understood that three officers

_ refused to go along with the plan and reported

for duty. Officers from other divisions had to be
called in to do their job.

We had heard an unconfirmed rumour that ”

there was an association meeting Thursday night
when the officers — who cannot legally go on
strike — decided to call in sick. Bradley Sands,

_ executive chairman of the Police-Staff Associ-

ation, has denied the allegation. The rumour
was that they had feasted the night before on
barracuda and were poisoned.

We have now received a letter for publication
from the father of a police officer who is a mem-
ber of the association. The father, who lives in
Grand Bahama, is supporting the police in their
fight to do pute police work. Says the letter
writer:

“Tam reliably informed that about 30 police
officers reported ‘sick’ (the quotation marks
are his) last week Wednesday or Thursday, at
central police station in Nassau. The problem?
They caught a virus from being disallowed from
performing ‘off duty’ private security jobs,
where they were being paid, well, for their ser-
vices.” + ~~

Mr Sands says that this is not so. But this
father of a police officer must know otherwise.

This is not an incident that should be glossed

over.

It is serious. Police officers might not be able
to go on strike, but from now on they can eat
barracuda that can conveniently land them in
their beds when they should be on duty pro-
tecting the public. If these officers submitted sick
slips, these should also be investigated.

The Tribune did an exposé not too long ago
when our investigating staff discovered that one
did not even have to see a doctor to get a “sick
slip.”

And, as we wrote in 2000 when this matter
was a burning issue: “The Police Association is
an association within the Force, not outside of it,
or above it, but very much a part of it and under
the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Police.”

As it is the Commissioner of Police who is
responsible for the actions of his force — and
not the chairman of the Police Staff Association
— the Commissioner’s word must be final on all
matters. :

This police matter must be settled so the
force can give its full attention to fighting crime.



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Bio-fuels:
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as cholesterol |

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Bio-fuels have lately
become controversial. NGOs
and politicians who proclaim
to defend the environment

_and social causes have accused

this alternative source of ener-
gy of being the main respon-
sible for the present food
shortages, price increases and
all sorts of damages to the
planet, notably threats to the
tropical forests and to bio-
diversity.

Fortunately, many govern-
ments, the United Nations and
other international organiza-
tions, and responsible experts
worldwide are now caution-
ing against “throwing out the
baby with the used water” or,
as Brazilian President Lula da
Silva said a few weeks ago, “a
bio-fuel is like cholesterol,
there is a good one and a bad
one”.

As a matter of fact, the

energy and food crises - which -

are related — do not stem from
one single factor or circum-
stance but at least from the
following ones:

a) Oil and gas. Oil produc-
ing countries and multina-
tional companies have a vest-
ed interest in driving and
keeping prices ‘of fossil energy
as high as the market can
bear. Moreover, consumption
of this non-renewable com-
modity is growing all the time,
stocks are low, many produc-
ing countries and production
areas are liable to political
instability or natural disasters
and new wells, most of them
off-shore, are ever more diffi-
cult and expensive to exploit.

b) The US dollar. As the
world’s leading currency
weakens, there is a flight to
other assets, notably to funds
that deal in commodities,
including oil and grains, and
these financial flows addition-
ally increase the demand and
therefore their prices.

c) Demand by emerging
countries. Emerging countries
that represent one third of
word population or more are
reaching higher levels and
modes of consumption.

This provokes a growing
demand for practically all
commodities, besides marine
resources, steel, capital goods
(in part to allow them to pro-
duce the consumer goods they
export), sea freight, and so on.

d) Agricultural policies.
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importation by means of high
tariffs, quotas and protection-
ist-tainted technical and sani-
tary regulations. As a conse-

quence, most developing |

countries have not been able
to make use of their “natural
comparative advantages”,
namely climate, the extension
and quality of their arable

land, cheap and abundant .

labour, to produce and export
foodstuffs. Since developing
countries must also cope with
their own shortcomings, such
as the scarcity of entrepre-
neurial talents and of stable
and reliable national institu-
tions, the losses imposed on
them by protectionism are
infinitely superior to the for-
eign “assistance” and dona-
tions that may occasionally
come their way. “Trade, not
aid”, proclaimed the old but

still valid UNCTAD-inspired .

slogan.

e) Bio-fuels. Many alterna-
tive sources of energy have
now become competitive,
among them bio-fuels. In a
rational world - and if the
principles of freé market and
comparative advantages were
practised by many of those
who preach them - ethanol

.and bio-diesel production

would be left mostly to tropi-
cal climate developing coun-
tries. This is not happening
because some developed
countries, once more. catering
to their agricultural lobbies,
have started to apply their
usual protectionist policies to
promote local bio-fuel pro-
duction, even at the expense
of food and feedstuff and
whatever the cost to their tax-
payers and to local and for-
eign consumers .

Brazil has a declared inter-

_est in some bio-fuels. It is ben-

efiting greatly from its sugar-
cane hydrated alcohol and
ethanol to replace gasoline
and is now actively promot-
ing bio-diesel while increas-
ing its food production.

The country uses only 2.5
per cent of its arable land to
plant sugar-cane on wasteland
and former extensive grazing
areas that became unneces-
sary.

As to.the environment, sug-
ar cane allows for a 90 per

cent reduction in emissions _

when compared to petrol and
8.3 energy units are created
for every unit of energy used
in ethanol production.
Bio-fuels are not a panacea,
but in many countries, notably
in Africa and Central and
South America there is
enough of land (without sac-
rificing forests or existing agri-

cultural areas), water, sun and © |

labour to start new alternative ~

energy projects.

These. would, of course,
require financing, know-how
and a guaranteed access to
foreign markets, which could

and should be provided by the =
developed countries in their |:

own long-term best interest.
The same reasoning applies

of course to all sorts of food |

production.

Up to now, international : ;

cooperation initiatives in bio- -
fuels have been very sparse. :

One of them is a US$ 306 mil-
lion project in Ghana, where a

local company, Northern Sug- *

ar Resources Ltd, will set up a
30.000 hectare sugar-cane

plantation and an ethanol |

plant.

A Brazilian private compa-
ny will provide the equipment .

and know-how financed by a +

Brazilian state bank BNDES .

to the extent of US$ 260 mil-

lion, whereas Holland and }
Sweden and Holland have *’

offered to import the result-

ing Ghana’s alcohol produc- **

tion.

In the Western Hemisphere, ,

an avenue of cooperation is ,;

also represented by the will- :
ingness of the United States ,

to help set-up and finance bio-

fuel projects in Central Amer- .

ica and the Caribbean.

Perhaps seme initiatives in °<
that area also might benefit
countries that cannot produce **

sugar-cane but have never-

theless a privileged access to *
the US and EU markets and ~

would therefore be able to 's
import alcohol and dehydrate *

for export.

Once having thus assureda “

source of alcohol at lower
prices, such countries could

also use it to replace some 20 |!

per cent of its own gasoline

consumption and car owners ‘°°

may become interested in dri- '

ving “flex-fuel” models that

allow for the use of both ”

ethanol and gasoline.
Tomas M. Guggenheim,
Ambassador of Brazil in
Nassau
Nassau,
May, 2008.

Our lenience ©

and neglect
have ruined
our society

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHEN reading the papers and

listening to the news it defies

description, that this little island —
‘ that was once so tranquilisnowa ;

product of political correctness.

We have trotted behind all the |‘

big conglomerate countries and

fallen into their traps with our
eyes wide open. We don’t have \

enough gumption to stand up for
biblical standards which is the first
to give us the law.

We cater to children, God for-

give the person who called chil- |

dren little darlings.

They are born in sin and we
are to train them to be responsi-
ble human beings. This takes dis-
cipline.

If talking and directing does
not work then a swift hand of cor-

rection on the bottom never 5

killed a child.

We have destroyed our society |
by our lenience and neglect which ;
is a far greater sin than any cor- |

rection could be. God forgive us
for the church is in the same situ-
ation. The only thing you hear is
how much who gave. to what
without any care of where the
funds or goods come from. I get
up in the morning and am
amazed that the God of creation
would allow us to stand on his
eartH and destroy it so. Only by ;
his grace and patience it is so.

J CASH
Nassau,
May 16, 2008.

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008, PAGE 5



Marcus
Garvey
scholar to
visit the
Bahamas



ET ey

This week,
the Bahamas
will be visited
by Dr Robert
- A ill, UCLA
professor and
leading a
scholar on
the life and
work of Mar-
cus Garvey.

Dr Hill will
be giving a
free lecture
‘ to the general
public. on
Thursday
May 22 at 7pm on the 4th floor
of COB's Michael H Eldon
Complex on Thompson Boule-
vard.

It will be Kosted by BACUS
and the School of Social Sci-
ences jointly.

“Please do come out and
invite friends to do the same.
We know it will be worth your
while,” said COB in a state-
ment.

Dr Hill will also be featured
on Bahamas @ Sunrise televi-
sion show live on Friday, May
23.

Robhers take
cash from
store in Coral
Harbor area

A foodstore in the Coral
Harbor area was robbed of an
undetermined amount of cash
on the weekend, according to
police.

Press liaison officer ASP
Walter Evans said the robbery
took place shortly before 9am
on Sunday.

He said three masked gun-

_men entered Budget Food-
store demanding cash.

They held up the store’s
manager and forced him to
open the safe.

The gunmen reportedly fled
the scene ina black Honda.

The getaway vehicle was
discovered still running some-
time later in the Coral Har-
bor area. —

The store’s manager was
not harmed during the ordeal.

Police investigations into
the matter continue.

Marcus
CANN

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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.

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lover country’s future

HE Watchdog group points to police brutality, —

corruption, gambling and judicial failings

Hi By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

Police brutality and corrup-
tion, unchecked gambling and
shortcomings in the judicial sys-
tem are threatening the coun-
try’s future and image abroad, a
local watchdog group has
claimed.

The People for Ethics in Gov-

ernment (PEG) said yesterday
that the “alarm bell must be
sounded” because the country is
adrift. “We do not wish for the
Bahamas to be mired in a
cesspool of corruption and
injustice, which will jeopardize
the future prospects of this
country that we hold so dear,”
they added.

In a press release, PEG said
numerous incidents of police
brutality over the last 12 months
have caused a “further deterio-
ration” in the relationship
between the police and the pub-
lic and in the efforts to tackle
“this nation’s growing crime
problem.”

Continued “blatant abuse of
police power by a few unfit and
undeserving officers of the
RBPF” is a threat not only to
the Bahamian public but to the
good men and women who
form the majority of the force,
the group said. PEG claims the

crime problem is exacerbated
by the “defeatist attitude”
which they allege has been
adopted by the government

towards tackling illegal gam-

bling.
A “very bad message” has
been sent to criminals and law

abiding citizens by the fact that,

despite comments made in the
House of Assembly by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham in
February about their popularity,
“there have been no reports of
attempts by government or the
police to shut down these illegal
operations,” they said.

PEG said it is “outrageous
and embarassing “as well as
“deeply saddening” that no one
has been held accountable for
the death Paul Gallagher, a two
year old British boy who died
on Cabbage beach under an
out-of-control speedboat.

Meanwhile, the Sea Hauler
matter, PEG claimed, “raises
further very ‘serious questions
about the legal system here in
the Bahamas” since the victims
have “yet to have their cases
heard in our courts, have had
difficulty securing legal repre-
sentation, and there have been
no efforts by the Bahamas
Attorney General’s Office to
prosecute the owners of these
vessels.”

Comparing the Gallagher and

Sea Hauler affairs with the
Chalks Ocean Airways crash in
2005, PEG pointed out that the
victims of the latter tragedy
received legal settlements in less
than a year. “Cases appear to
be intentionally slowed in this
nation’s court system to frus-
trate and disillusion those who
entrust it to uphold the princi-
ples of accountability and jus-
tice,” said PEG.

The group is against the
$1million ex-gratia payment
made by the government to the
Sea Hauler victims, claiming
that it sets a “dangerous prece-
dent.”

PEG added: “The Bahamas is
on the verge of being labelled as
being morally and ethically
bankrupt, while our govern-
ment stands idly by and in some
cases appears complicit in facil-
itating an environment where
corruption is endemic.

“We must take the necessary
steps to get it under control and
back on course to avert cata-
strophic consequences.”

PEG describes itself as “a
public watchdog group that
seeks to hold government and
all public officials to high ethical
standards and the principles of
integrity and accountability.”

The group has never named
any of its members or assigned
an official spokesperson. —

Landlords

rap

ped over

‘deplorable

conditions’

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Pineridge
MP Kwasi Thompson hit out
at landlords of low cost apart-
ment units, urging them to
address the’ “deplorable con-
ditions” that struggling families
are forced to endure.

Mr Thompson was speaking
dt the opening of several new-
ly-renovated apartment units
at Baron’s Court, located in
the area of Freeport common-
ly referred to as “the ghetto”,
which includes several dilapi-
dated apartment complexes —
many without running water
or electricity.

“We have too many com-
plaints of unacceptable low
income housing landlords who
take advantage of the tenants
simply because they cannot
afford it,” he said.

Mr Thompson commended
landlord David Bain of Bain
Industries for investing in the
renovation of Baron’s Court.

However, according to the
MP, before “the ghetto” can
be fully renovated, an out-
standing ownership issue must
be resolved.

In November 2003, a joint
effort was launched by the
government and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority to
clean up-Garden Villas, the

‘Colony Club, Tradewinds

Apartments, Bass Lane and

ECan

Weddell Avenue. Several run
down buildings were demol-
ished, but residents of the old
Colony Club Apartments
refused to vacate the units,
where they had lived for many
years. They have been seek-
ing ownership of the units ever
since.

Mr Thompson said: “If you
want to develop the area we
must resolve the land owner-
ship challenges. And if we are
able to resolve the land own-
ership challenges, then, we are
able to encourage the persons
there to develop and upgrade
their area. That is only way
that I see that that area is
going to be developed and ful-
ly brought on stream, and it is
going to take some difficult
decisions and some strong
leadership to do it.”

Mr Bain and his brothers

‘ purchased Baron’s Court, a 48-

unit apartment complex on
Frobisher Drive and

Adventurer’s Way, several
years ago.

The first 12 units were ren-
ovated and opened last week
Friday. The remaining 36 units
will be renovated in phases.

Mr Bain said they expect to
invest between $300,000 and

$500,000.

“We got together as broth-
ers and decided to turn things
around .. . because we felt it
was important to provide
decent and affordable low
income rentals for residents in
the area,” he said.



Business Office ESSE

Khodee’s body released to
relatives after autopsy

_ GRIEVING relatives of murder victim Khodee Davis took
possession of his body yesterday after an autopsy confirmed he
was killed by a stab wound to the heart.

Parents and other family members visited Princess Margaret

Hospital morgue as 16-year-old Khodee’s body was released |'-

following the post-mortem examination. ‘It was then taken Dy
hearse to Bethel Funeral Home in Nassau Street. :

The family also attended a memorial service at Temple Chris-
tian High School, where Khodee was a student. “All his fellow
students were there — it was a very emotional occasion,” said a
source:

, Khodee was killed by a stab wound to the chest when he tried
to intervene in a scuffle at Cabbage Beach over the holiday
weekend. Tourists looked on in horror as he collapsed and died
at the scene. A man is in custody in connection with the incident.

Yesterday, fellow students were wearing pins bearing Khodee’s
portrait, his date of birth and date of death.

The source said: “The boy’s grandmother and others were
overcome during the hymn-singing.’

An autopsy revealed a “perforating injury” to the heart and
stab wound to the chest. On Saturday, Khodee’s body will be tak-
en, to the Church of God at Yamacraw for the funeral service.

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Cuba accuses
top US diplomat
in Havana of
carrying funds
to dissidents

B HAVANA

Cuba is accusing America’s
top diplomat in Havana of car-
rying mail to dissidents that con-
tained private funds from a
Miami-organization run by a
benefactor of communist
Cuba’s No. 1 nemesis, Luis
Posada Carriles, according to
the Associated Press.

Cuban officials made the |

charges Monday . against
Michael Parmly, who is chief of
the U.S. Interests Section in
‘Havana. They held a news con-
ference to present a series of e-
mails and other correspondence
they say backs up their accusa-
tion.

Zimbabwe
party: military
is plotting to
kill leader

â„¢ By MICHELLE FAUL
NAIROBI, Kenya

Zimbabwe’s opposition party
‘accused the country’s military
Monday of plotting to assassi-
nate the group’s presidential
candidate using snipers, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.

The Movement for Democ-
ratic Change said Morgan
Tsvangirai planned to return to
Zimbabwe to contest the June
27 runoff election once security
measures are in place to pro-
tect him against the alleged
assassination plot. The opposi-
tion says it received details of
the alleged plot on Saturday as
Tsvangirai was on his way to
the airport in Johannesburg,
South Africa, to return home.

“The assassination plot
involves snipers,” party Secre-
tary-General Tendai Biti told
The Associated Press after. a
news conference in the Kenyan
capital of Nairobi. He said 18
snipers were involved in the
alleged plot.

“It is the military (plotting),
the JOC (Joint Operational
Command) that has been run-
ning the country” since Zim-
babwean President Robert
Mugabe, lost March 29 elections
to Tsvangirai. “I cannot speak
(more) of that because it would
put a lot of lives at risk,” Biti
said.

Biti also condemned African
leaders’ failure to confront
Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader of
28 years, in the strongest terms
yet used by his party.

Tensions rise
between
Colombia and
Venezuela

Bi LIMA, Peru

Tension between Colombia
and Venezuela increased Sun-
- day after Colombia’s defense
minister rejected an accusation
by Venezuela’s government that
60 Colombian troops had ille-
gally entered a border region
of Venezuela known to be a
redoubt for Colombian guerril-
la groups, according to the New
York Times News Service.
The differing accounts of
Colombian troop activity in the
area are part of a dispute that

has been festering for months. °

The dispute intensified in
March when Venezuela reacted
to a Colombian incursion in

Ecuador by saying it would:

respond with military force if
Colombia pursued Colombian
rebels into Venezuela.

Tension resurfaced last week
after Interpol verified that com-
puter files recovered by Colém-
bian forces in the Ecuadorean
raid had not been altered. The
files refer to military and finan-
cial support by Venezuela of
the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC,
a group classified as a terrorist
organization by the United
States and the European Union.

Independent proof of such
support has not emerged.

In the latest episode,
Venezuela’s foreign minister,
Nicolas Maduro, said Saturday
night that Colombian troops
had been detected Friday in
Apure state in western
Venezuela, about 875 yards
from the Colombian border. In
a rare written protest, Maduro
asked Colombia “to immedi-
ately cease these violations of
international law.”

Dr David Allen made
Distinguished Life
Fellow of the APA

Bahamian psychiatrist Dr
David Allen was made a Dis-
tinguished Life Fellow of the
American Psychiatric Associ-

ation, the highest honour that’

the profession bestows.

Distinguished Fellows are
recognised for their demon-
strated skill in administrative,
educational, and clinical set-
tings.

They are also noted for vol-
unteering in mental health and
medical activities of social sig-
nificance and involvement in
community activities.

_On May 5, Dr Allen
received the award in Wash-
ington, D C Afterwards, a spe-
cial reception in his honour
was held at the home of Dr
Norma Vaglio Lauren attend-
ed by friends, colleagues and
former students.

The following day, Dr Allen —

was further honoured at the
consortium of drug treatment
programmes which he found-
ed in Washington, DC in the
1990s.

The programmes treat
chronically addicted persons,
many of whom are ex-con-
victs, homeless or sentenced
to the programmes by the

court. A programme for
females, the Fulton House of
Hope, has become an inter-
national model for treatment
of the “Broken Woman Syn-
drome”, developed especial-
ly for women who are suffer-
ing from chronic addictions,
prostitution, and multiple
criminal offenses.

The Haven, modelled after

the programme Dr Allen -

developed in Nassau in the
1980s, housed in the Gospel
Rescue Mission in downtown
Washington, DC, offers free
inpatient drug treatment, edu-
cation, and rehabilitation for
men from the inner city.
Through the Eleuthera
Institute, which Dr. Allen
founded to co-ordinate his
Washington programmes and
research, Dr Allen has been
asked to spearhead a compre-
hensive evaluation of the
Washington Gospel Rescue
Ministries drug treatment pro-

grammes. Professor Wallace .

Mendell, Professor Emeritus
at Johns Hopkins University
and Mr Michael Cortesi of the
World Bank, will join Dr
Allen in the evaluation.

Dr Allen was trained in

Lifelong friendship
SIME Cocm ITM Renata
near-death experience

@ BY LISA LAWLOR

DOROTHY BROWN began working for Mrs Patricia Jeal
in the year 1956. Their professional relationship soon turned into
a familial bond as Mrs Brown took care of Mrs Jeal’s daughter

Debrah, born in 1957.

“We are like sisters!”
exclaims Mrs Brown.

When the Jeal family
moved to England in 1959, it
was a sad goodbye, with
promises to keep in touch for-
ever. And they did.

Mrs Jeal, 72, and Mrs
Brown, 74, have never lost
contact through the long
endearing letters they wrote

each other over these past 52 .

years. Mrs Brown has even
travelled to visit the Jeals in
England four times.

“We have an unbreakable
bond,” says Mrs Brown, “and
I have been treated like a

queen on my visits to England.”



BONDED: Dorothy Brown (left) and
Patricia Jeal.

*Dorothy is really a part of the family now,” says Mrs Jeal, “my
granddaughter even calls her Granny Dorothy.”
However, when the Jeals came down to visit recently, their ever-

lasting tie was put on the line.

Just last weék, Mrs Brown, her daughter and Mrs Jeal were dri-
ving on the East-West Highway on their way to Sunshine Insur-
ance. They were driving along at a regular speed when the car
went out of control, ¢.ad put them all in Princess Margaret Hos-
pital. Police later told them the accident may have been caused by

a blown tyre.

This near-death experience, although there were no serious
injuries, served to show the life long friends just how precious their
relationship really is. Their 52-year friendship could’ve been
wasted away in those few moments, and they are both reassured
of the importance of keeping in touch.

“They are always welcome in my home,” says Mrs Brown,
“and her children are just like my own children.”

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medicine at St Andrew’s Uni-
versity, Scotland, and in Psy-
chiatry and Public Health at
Harvard University where he
was the Joseph P Kennedy
Fellow 1973-74.

He taught at Yale Universi-
ty and was made a Clinical
Professor of Psychiatry at
Georgetown University Med-
ical School.

In 1985, in the wake of the
first recorded crack cocaine
epidemic outside of South
America, Dr Allen spear-
headed the Bahamas National
Drug Task Force and the
National Drug Council, of
which he was the first director.

He established Knowles
House on the grounds of
PMH, the first community
mental health centre in the
Bahamas, which became the
center for international
research on cocaine addiction
and treatment.

With the support of the pri-
vate sector and various
churches, he started The
Haven, a drug treatment pro-
gramme for men, which con-
tinues today.

In 1987, Dr Allen was
awarded the Bennett Com-

monwealth Prize by the Roy-
al Society of Arts in London
for his international contribu-
tion to the study and treat-
ment of cocaine addiction.

In 2002, he was recognised
as a Health Hero by the Pan
American Health Organisa-
tion (PAHO).

Dr Allen is currently com-

RECEIVES HIGHEST HONOUR OF HIS PROFESSION



pleting a research project on
violent crime and the chronic
drug syndrome, which he
believes is at the heart of the
crime crisis facing the
Bahamas today.

He is in the process of work-
ing with the government on
an anti-school violence pro-
gramme.

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In-our opinion, the accompanying consolidated balance sheet
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reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists,
and testing and evaluating the design and operating
effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk.
Our audit also included performing such other procedures as
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and for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005 were
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(February 4, 2008 as to the effects of the restatement
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.




dn millions, except par value
——_Sa er







Assets Ney
Cash and due from banks $ 3,56 5S 3.523
Federal funds sold and resale agreements a : ees
Other short-term investments, inelnding trading securities 4, 5 Gs
Loans held for sale : ce 7 A
Securities available for sale \ aaa vaek
Loans, net of unearned income of $990 and $795 68, 9 53 108
Allowance for loan and lease losses "api Ces
SS ea See Bee ee OSD) (500)
Net loans 67,489 49,545
Goodwill ‘ 3.40
Other intangible assets rae ae
Equity investments aoe 5 ae
Other oe e
C aS A Se he Ne Cee eR ine OU A ‘ 11,258 8.929
ssets $138,920 $10
$138,920 _$101.820
Liabilities
Deposits :
Noninterest-bearing
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oO deposits, : 782,696 - “66.501
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Repurchase agreements ae 3
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings 7,065 tap
Bank notes and senior debt 682i. 3 a
* Subordinated debt : 4,506 geo
Oth t 99
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Shareholders’ Equity
Preferred stack (a)
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Authorized 800 shares, issued 353 shares f
Capital surplus
Retained earings
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Common stock held in treasury at cost; 12 and 60 saree

Total sharcholders’ equity .

Total liabilities, minority and noncontrolling interests, and
‘shareholders’ equity






(a) Less than $.5 million at each datc.
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Ansbacher House, Bank Lane, Nassau, Bahamas.



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process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding
the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of
financial statements for external purposes in accordance with
gencrally accepted accounting principles. A company’s
internal control over financial reporting includes those policies
and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records
that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the
transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;

(ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are
recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial
statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company
are being made only in accordance with authorizations of
management and directors of the company; and (iii) provide
reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection
of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the
company’s assets that could have a material effect on the
financial statements.















Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over
financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements.
Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future
periods are subject to the risk that controls may become
inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the
degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may
deteriorate.







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THE TRIBUNE



assau welcomes SUNY

llege cadets

aritime Co



ALL SMILES: Bahamian cadets on board the Ele 3 State VI with Vice Admiral John W Craine and Dr gpseph

Hoffman.

@ By Gladstone Thurston

Thirteen Bahamian cadets
were among 572 State Univer-

‘sity of New York Maritime Col-

lege students on board training
vessel, The Empire State. VI,
which visited Nassau on the
weekend.

They: were accompanied by
Vice Admiral John W Craine,
Jr, president of SUNY Maritime
College; Dr Joseph Hoffman,
vice. president of academic

. affairs and College Provost; and

Captain Richard Smith, com-
mandant of cadets.

They were welcomed in a cer-
emony at Prince George Wharf
by Labour and Maritime Affairs
Minister Dion Foulkes; Educa-
tion, Youth and Sports Minister
Carl Bethel; Minister of State

for Tourism and Aviation .

Branville McCartney; execu-
tives in the maritime industry,
family and friends.

The cadets are on a 10-week
training programme. They left
New York on’May 12. Nassau

/ + was’ the first of-four ports of call.

They are headed. across the
Atlantic to Spain and France,
through, the straights of Gibral-
tar, and on to England before
returning to New York.

They left on Sunday after
participating in a number of
community events in ‘Nassau.

Twelve other countries are
represented on board the
Empire State VI.

The Bahamas has 12 more
cadets studying in California.

_“A lot of training goes on
during those days,” said Vice
Admiral Craine. “We ask an
awful lot of our students and
they never cease to amaze us.
They are doing a terrific job
aboard the ship. ,

“They are learning a great

' deal about life at sea, engineer-





STUDENTS in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps programme were on
hand to welcome cadets on board the training ship Empire State VI.

ing and:seamanship skills. More:
importantly they, along with all
their shipmates, are learning an
awful lot about themselves. We
are very proud of them.”

He said he looks forward to
more: Bahamians attending
SUNY Maritime College. It is

tated one of the best of its kind
‘in the United States:

“Our graduating seniors all

have jobs or job offers at grad- —

uation, and they receive some of
the highest*starting salaries of

‘any graduating senior in the

country,” said Vice Admiral
Craine. “In addition to a world
class education, and the hands
on training they get on this ship,
they also get to visit at least a
dozen ports of call.”

Capt Eugene Munro, the

pilot who guided the Empire
State VI through Nassau Har-
bour and his apprentice were

both SUNY Maritime College _

graduates.

Dr Hoffman noted that schol-
arships were offered last year
to Bahamians to participate in
their summer leadership forum.

“This August,” he said, “17
of them will enter the Maritime
College as fully matriculated
students.

“There are 13 Bahamian stu-
dents on board the ship. My
goal is that the next time-we vis-
it the Bahamas we will have
increased that number by ten-
fold.”

The Bahamas has the world’s
largest cruise ship registry and
the third largest registry for all
ships.

Minister Foulkes encouraged
Bahamians to take advantage
of opportunities in the maritime
field.

“Given the opportunities that
exist in the maritime industry,”
he said, “the number of
Bahamians enrolled in related
courses and employed in the
field is still far too small.

“Tam very happy therefore,
to see young Bahamians, their
classmates and their instructors
making Nassau their first port of
call, and setting an example to
those still in high school.”

MARITIME AFFAIRS. AND LABOUR MINISTER Dion Foulkes (right) welcomes Vice Admiral John W Craine and
his 572 cadets. Also pictured are Bahamian marine engineering student, Cadet Brad Shurland of Freeport, and
Bahamas Maritime Authority director Dudley Martinborough. :

















PHOTOS: Derek Smith/BIS

ATTENTIVE: Pic-
tured, seated,
from left, are
Archdeacon Keith
Cartwright; Vice
Admiral John W
Craine, Youth and
Sports Minister
Carl Bethel, and
Minister of State
in the Ministry of
Tourism and Avi-
ation Branville
McCartney.






THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008, PAGE 9



Sex scandal
row deepens

FROM page one

in the opinion of the opposition The Tribune was told, is the “group
of people” closely related to the governing party, who made the
decision to only suspend the boy for a period, and strip him of his
official position at the school, rather than seek police involve-
ment.

“My concern,” said the source, “is how they are covering up
the issue.”

The duo was caught in a sex act at an after school event more that
a month ago.

Initial reports indicated that they were caught on security cam-
era but more recent information received by The Tribune indicates
that a teacher caught them in the act.

Chief Superintendent Glenn Miller told The Nassau Guardian
several weeks ago that, police should have been made aware of the
incident as it involved a minor under the age of consent. However,
just over a week ago, Mr Miller told The Tribune that police have
neither received a report from the school nor the parents of the girl
involved. These parties, he explained, are usually responsible for
bringing such matters forward to authorities.

Whether or not this sex act between these teenagers is a crime is’

unclear, however. The Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act
does not speak directly to consenting sex between teenagers when
one is under the age of consent, as the act was designed to protect
underage children from predatory adults.

The name of the parliamentarian and that of the school is post-
ed on numerous Bahamian Internet sites. The raising of the issue
in the House, however, will bring the issue to the full attention of
the public, as all speech in Parliament is protected and can be dis-
cussed freely in the conventional media.

The PLP source said that raising the name of the parliamentar-
ian will not be a surprise for the public as “everybody knows the sto-

ry” from either the Internet or gossip circles.

Two arrests over

cop shooting

FROM page one

rently in police custody.

"All I can say is that we have two people arrested for’ question-
ing in reference to the matter. They were picked up over the week-
end," he said.

The two suspects are beeen their late 20s to early 30s, ACP Fer-
guson said.

When pressed by The Tribune for more details surrounding the
capture, Acting ACP Gibson avoided further comment saying he
did not want to pre-empt an impending press conference with the
Acting Commissioner of Police Reginald-Ferguson.

"I know there may be a press conference pending (on the arrests)

,and I don't want to pre-empt what the commissioner might say,"

said Acting ACP Gibson on Monday.

‘Bergenfield Chief of Police Ricks McGarril; in whose depart-
ment the shot officer, John Casper, has been’ deployed for the
past 19 years, said his department was pleased with the swift work
of the RBPF.

"Obviously we are very gratified and extremely happy with the
work of the Nassau police department for bringing this to a very
swift conclusion. We know. from being in. law enforcement it is
not easy to solve these crimes, so we are grateful for their work,"
said Chief McGarril who was informed of the arrests by a col-
league early Monday morning.

Officer Casper is expected to be transferred to a New Jersey hos-

pital by today if doctors give the go-ahead, Chief McGarril said. Up
to press time last night Mr Casper was in stable condition at a
Nassau hospital but anxious to return home, he added.

Around 10 pm last Wednesday, 49- year-old Casper, with three
female companions, was walking to a nearby casino when they
were accosted by two gunmen who demanded cash.

Reportedly, he refused to hand over his wallet and was shot
once in the chest. The two gunmen fled the area in a white car.

The incident, which occurred steps away from former prime
minister Perry Christie's home, gained significant international
attention and put the Ministry of Tourism on watch for possible fall-
out.

But Chief McGarril said his opinion. of The Bahamas has not

changed in light of his subordinate' s tragedy, adding he may vaca-

tion here this Fall.

"I know that this Fall I usually take my vacation and The
Bahamas was on my short list of (vacation spots). This incident
doesn't in any way, shape, or form change that. People in law
enforcement know that these incidents can happen anywhere in the
world and it doesn't reflect anything on The Bahamas or the peo-
ple of The Bahamas," he said.

OVERSEAS NEWS i:

South Africa seeks to end
anti-foreigner attacks

M@ REIGER PARK, — President Thabo Mbeki reit-

LOCAL NEWS

Police sick-out | Pilot convicted
claims denied | of transporting

FROM page one

planned the sick-out with Mr Sands two days before, a source told
The Tribune. Mr Sands has denied this.

Tension is brewing in the force under Acting Police Commis-
sioner Reginald Ferguson who has tightened the rules for officers
who want to work for private functions as armed guards when off
duty.

Mr Sands said most of the 2,200 officers his association represents
are unhappy with the strict way Mr Ferguson judges which private
events he will allow officers to work at when off-duty.

The Tribune’s source maintains the mass illness was an organised
protest which three officers refused to go along with. However, Mr

‘Sands maintains there was no premeditated action and believes the
officers all fell ill from eating a poisoned piece of fish.

Mr Sands also denied claims that a covert campaign is underway
to organise a series sick-outs by officers.

He. added: “The association is disappointed in the manner in
which things are going in regards to private engagement but there
is no action they could take down the line of withholding services
because it is illegal for them to strike.”

Mr Sands plans to meet with Police Staff Association execu-
tives on Friday to discuss a way forward.

He said: “If they are off-duty and the corporate community or the

‘ business establishment are requesting off duty: Relics officers, it

should not be a problem.

“TI am a police officer and if I am having a einen where a:

couple of thousand people would be in attendance, I would prefer
there to be armed police officers than security men.

“It is the police who are capable of maintaining law and order,
of apprehending criminals and delaying offenders,” he said.

Lady Cash dies in
hospital aged 82

second son, Gerald, her daughter, Mrs Sharon Erskine of Montreal,
Canada, and four grandchildren.

_She was predeceased by her husband, Sir Gerald, and their son,

Gordon.

Funeral services will be nncunesd later.

Lady Cash was born to the late Claudius and Henrietta Long of
St Ann’s Parish, Jamaica.

She was one of eight children, four boys and four girls.

After attending elementary school Lady Cash entered Wolmers
Girls School in Kingston.

Later, she did a commercial course — shorthand, typing and
book-keeping up to the trial balance stage at Southermere Com-
mercial School in Kingston.

In 1940 Lady Cash began three years with the Auxiliary Terri-
torial Service of the Jamaican Army in Kingston and attained the
rank of corporal. -

She married Bahamian lawyer Gerald Cash in 1950. In 1979
her husband was appointed Governor-General and the couple
moved to Government House where they remained until 1988.

Sir Gerald, 84, died in January 6, 2003 after failing to recover from
a massive stroke.



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drugs faces jail

FROM page one

Operation Busted Manatee, a 29-month international Organised
Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation into cocaine and
marijuana trafficking, conducted by the Drug Enforcement Admin-

-istration with support from Bahamas police, the US Coast Guard

and other federal, state and local law enforcement, working with
partners in six foreign countries. ©

A grand jury returned the indictment against Ferguson on Feb-
ruary 4, 2004, charging him with conspiracy to manufacture or
distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or _
more of marijuana, knowing and intending for the narcotics to be
imported into the United States.

Ferguson was arrested on April 13, 2005, in Jamaica and extra-
dited to the United States on February 3, 2006. Ferguson is sched-
uled to be sentenced on Septembér 8 before Judge Gladys Kessler.

Atlantis guest
chokes to death

FROM page one

signs of distress, but Atlantis denied this. |

Yesterday, the-resort said: “On Wednesday May 14 staff at Casa
D’Angelo were made aware that a guest had become ill at the
table and her companion asked for assistance.

“Our staff responded in a manner which we believe was both
appropriate and efficient and the guest was taken to hospital by
ambulance.”

~The resort added: “Our sympathies go out to the family with
respect to this very unfortunate event.”

Bahamian smuggling
suspect is captured
FROM page one |

‘sons list and as a result they took him into custody.

"He has since been transported to Grand Bahama where he is
being held and we are looking at seeing whether he is wanted on .
any charges in The Bahamas (and) we are now trying to see

whether or not he is in fact the man who is wanted. by US author-

ities," said Mr Gibson, who confirmed the suspect is a Bahamian.
A second Bahamian man on America's Most Wanted List for sus-
pected human smuggling has so far eluded capture by US and
Bahamian authorities.
"If we can find him he will be questioned on related matters,"

said
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of Nassau, The Bahamas, who died
in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on 12th
May, 2008, will be held at Christ
Church Cathedral, George Street,









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“at 2:00 p.m.

The Very Rev. Patrick L. Adderley,
Dean of Nassau,assisted by Fr.
Michael Gittens,Priest Vicar, will
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South Africa

Clashes pitting the poorest of
the poor against ore another
have killed 22 people in South
Africa and underscored bitter
frustration with the govern-
ment’s failure to deliver enough
jobs, housing and schools.

Police brought in reinforce-
ments as violence hopped from
slum to slum in scenes reminis-
cent of some of the bloodiest
days of apartheid. Most of the
victims have been immigrants
from Zimbabwe and elsewhere
in Africa living in squatter
camps.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
made an impassioned plea
Monday for the violence to end.
“Please stop. Please stop the
violence now,” he said in a
statement. “These are our sis-
ters and brothers.”

Tutu said that when South
Africans were fighting
apartheid, they were support-

ed by people worldwide, “We
can’t repay them by killing their
children,” he said. “We can’t
disgrace our struggle by these
acts of violence.”

|
4

erated his call for an immedi-

ate stop to the attacks, saying ~

“nothing can justify it” and that
police will get to the “root of

. this anarchy.”

South Africans are struggling

- to buy food as prices rise amid

stubbornly high unemployment,
and many complain the gov-
ernment hasn’t worked fast
enough to build houses, schools
and hospitals for the black
majority. Foreigners were
attacked because they are seen
as competing for scarce
resources — and because they
were the closest targets at hand
for the poor.

Leyton Salaman, a 35-year-
old tiler from Malawi, said the
trouble started slowly in
Ramaphosa, a collection of
shacks east of Johannesburg. A
few foreigners were beaten Fri-
day, then shacks were set afire.
When the killing started Sun-
day, Salaman and hundreds of
others fled to neighboring
Reiger Park, where he sat in a
church yard Monday.

“These people, they said,
“You are taking our jobs,” said
Salaman, who has lived in South

they just come and take our
things.”

Police spokesman Govind-
samy Mariemuthoo said 22 peo-
ple had been killed since the
violence broke out last week.
Mariemuthoo said more than
200 people had been arrested
on charges including murder,
rape and robbery.

Mariemuthoo §aid police
reservists and officers from oth-
er regions were being called in
to help. The South African Red
Cross and other aid groups
appealed for funds to care for
the hundreds of displaced.

Some. victims were set afire.

Jonathan Whittal, a humanitar-
ian affairs officer with Medecins
Sans Frontieres, said his group
had seen cases of rape as well as
gunshot and other wounds.

“The violence is extreme,”
Whittal said, calling for a more
coordinated humanitarian
response.

He also said security for
immigrants would remain a con-
cern even after the current out-
break is extinguished and the
underlying causes would have
to be addressed.

\

and Frederick Hazlewood; daughter-in-law, Bonnie
Hazlewood; grandchildren, Macushla Glass, Rick
Hazlewood, Marnie Reid and Kevin Chambers; great-
grandchildren, Robert Glass, Kayla Chambers, Olivia
Hazlewood, Whit Hazlewood, Matthew Reid and Sofia
Reid; her brothers and sister, Emmett Pritchard, Sally
Hazlewood and Sigmund Pritchard; The Management and
staff of The John Bull group of companies and Asa H.
Pritchard Limited, as well as extended family and dear
friends.











In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bahamas
National Trust, P.O.Box N.4105, Nassau; Queen's College,
P.O.Box N.7127, Nassau or The Salvation Army, P.O.Box
N.205, Nassau, in Memory of Mrs. Macushla A. Hazlewood.





Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited, 22
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Over 200
athletes
expected
at Special
Olympics
champs

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

MORE than.200 athletes
will be on display this week-
end in the Special Olympics
Bahamas Championships at
Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
tre.

According to chairman Basil
Christie, this will be the biggest
event of the year on their cal-
endar and they intend to show-
case some of the athletes who
participated in the World
Games in China last year.

“We are having our local
championships to keep our
athletes active,” Christie point-
ed out. “So this will be our
National Championships.”

For the first time, Christie
said they are expecting a team
of 30 athletes from Abaco to
participate along with Long
Island, Grand Bahama and
New Providence.

The athletes will get a
chance to compete-in bocce,
swimming and track and field.
Bocce will be played on Fri-
day.

On Saturday morning, the
swimming competition will
take place at the Betty Kelly
Kenning Swimming Centre.
Track and field will conclude
the competition at Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field Sta-

dium.
Just before the track com-
petition starts, Christie

declared that they will stage a
big official opening ceremony
with a torch being carried
through the stadium.

Minister of State for Sports
Byran Woodside is expected
to declare the games open.

“We are expecting about 200
athletes to compete this year,”
Christie pointed out. “This is
the largest field that we have
had in a long time.”

Christie said it’s going to be
important for parents and fam-
ily members to come out and
cheer on the athletes as they
will also be vying for spots on
the national team.

“Our biggest disappointment
every year is that we don’t get
sufficient parents and family
members to come out,” he
insisted. “The athletes com-
pete, but there are hardly any
family members there.”

Admission is free.

“We have our regional
games in Curacao next year
and so we are hoping that the
athletes will perform well
enough to be considered for
the team,” Christie said.

Christic said last month they
sent some of their athletes off
to the Penn Relays in Philadel-
phia and a basketball team
travelled to Florida to com-
pete. .

In July, in Brazil, a team will

compete in the Pan American .

Tennis Championships.

And from December 4-5,

Christie revealed that Special
Olympics Bahamas will host a
regional basketball tourna-
ment. Immediately following
the championships, Christie
said they will release more
information on the basketball
tournament.

Christie said this will pro-
vide the public with a rare
opportunity to see the nation-
al team in competition at
home.

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behind the news,

read Insight
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â„¢ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

EVEN though Michael ‘The Amaz-
ing’ Gbenga is not due to arrive in
town from Africa until Wednesday,
First Class Promotions promoter
Michelle Minus said Saturday night’s
British Commonwealth title fight is
on.
Gbenga, 29, will put his 5-3 win-loss
record on the line at Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium against Jermaine ‘Choo

Choo’ Mackey, 28, who is 15-3 with
12 knockouts. The two will square off
in the 12-round main event for the
vacant title.

“Things are looking pretty good. We
have been getting a lot of calls and
people are very excited,” Minus stated.
“The fact is this show will finally come
off after the two previous postpone-
ments.”

It is 21 years since the Bahamas last
hosted a British Commonwealth title
fight. To that end, Minus said they are
honouring her husband, Ray Minus

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Jr., the last Bahamian to hold a British
Commonwealth title, during the show.

Minus Jr., who was British Com-
monwealth bantamweight champion, is
currently coaching Mackey, which
makes the night a historic one on both
fronts.

“Every show that we host, we try to
honour a Bahamian who has made a
significant contribution to the sport,”
she pointed out. “We just thought that
it was only fitting that Ray Minus Jr
should be the honouree for this show.”

Fighting in the co-main event will

Austin, Texas.

the 40-44 age group.

- ming centre in 1988.

Leading the medal haul were
Percy Knowles and David
Morley. Knowles swam in the
75-79 age group and Morley in

Also competing were Nancy
Knowles, Andy Knowles,
Jerome Fitzgerald, Simon
Frank and Iva Dreke-Russell
of the Barracuda Swim Club.

The US Masters Nationals
represents the fastest swimmers
in the US and from around the
world. This year’s meet stands
out in several ways. This year is
the 20th anniversary of the first
time the Nationals was held at
the University of Texas swim-



be Meacher ‘Pain’ Major against
American Luis Bolano. {

Jerry ‘Bi Daddy’ Butler has a date
with James ‘Killer’ Coakley. But
Minus said if Coakley fails his physical, .
Colombian Armando Rodriquez is
scheduled to fill in.

Ryan ‘Big Youth’ McKenzie is set to
square off against Ricardo ‘One Shot’
Bethel and Alpachino ‘Banger’ Allen
will take on Sean ‘Patches’ McPhee.

As fight night looms, Minus said

_ SEE page 13

Swift’s nine-medal
haul at US Nationals

OVER the weekend of May
1-4, Swift Swimming won nine
medals at the US Nationals in

The pool is also the training
ground for World Record
swimming sensations lan
Crocker, Brendan Hansen and
Aaron Peirsol, proteges of the
legendary Eddie Reese, the
university's head swimming
and diving coach for men.

The meet attracted some
1,800 swimmers.

Knowles and Morley are
competing in their third con-
secutive short course Masters
Nationals. Knowles led the way
with six medals, followed by
Morley with three.

Knowles got 6th place
medals in the 50, 100, and 200
free. A third place in the 50
breast-stroke in 40.86, 2nd in
thé 100 breast in 1:37.62, and a

SEE page 13

Water polo team wins gol

A BAHAMAS-based
international water polo
team, the Caribbean All
Stars, scored a major victory
last weekend, playing an
undefeated four-game series
to win the gold medal at the
Dutch Caribbean Open in
Curacao.

“This is an historic win for
a team comprised of
Caribbean players,” said
Bahamas water polo team
coach Laszlo (Lotty) Borbe-
ly. “This competition has
some of the most competi-
tive water polo in the
Caribbean and shows that
Bahamas-based players can
play and win at this level.” :

The team, including
Bahamians who train nightly
at the Betty Kelly Kenning
Swimming Pool, consists of
Michael Farrant, Chris Illing,
Paul King and eight players
from various countries in the
Caribbean plus Coach Bor-
bely,.an internationally-
acclaimed-.coach who was
brought to The Bahamas to
train the adult and junior
teams.

“Water polo is an explo-
sive contact water sport that
requires great co-ordination,
fitness and team spirit,” said
Farrant, one of the team’s
founding players and its first
captain. “Bahamas water

ago with a handful of players
and now The Bahamas-
based water polo team com-
petes in five to six large
International tournaments a
year. But this event — an
incredible win for the four
Bahamas-based players with
the team — was an amazing
event.

“It was such an honour for
the Caribbean All Stars to
win all four games in such a
highly competitive tourna-
ment against a mixture of
Dutch and Curacao teams
and take home the first place
trophy.’ The Dutch
Caribbean Open was one of
the most exciting tourna-
ments I have ever played in
and the level of water polo
was truly astounding for the
Caribbean.”

Paul

\

The sport itself is gaining
popularity quickly with play-
ers training five nights a
week under the guidance of a
professional coach.

“Coach Lotty played and
developed his coaching in
Hungary, which is the most
developed water polo nation
in the world,” said player
King.
Jamaica’s national squad
from its infancy through to
competing twice at the
Junior World Champi-
onships. The Bahamas water
polo team is privileged to
have been able to take on
such a world-class coach.”

According to Farrant,
developing younger players
is a top priority shared by
adult team members.

“The under-18s Bahamas
water polo team will also be

SEE page 13

“He took





MEMBERS of the Bahamas-based Caribbean All Star water polo team take the winners’ stand after sweeping regional competition in Curacao
last weekend. Laszlo (Lotty) Borbely, coach, holds the winner's cup. To his left is Michael Farrant, Bahamas resident and player.

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SPORTS



Davydenko eases past
Eitzinger in first roun

POERTSCHACH, Austria (AP) —
Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko eased
past Rainer Eitzinger of Austria 6-1, 6-
1 Monday in the first round of the

_ Hypo Group International.

The fourth-ranked Russian, who
won the event in 2005 and 2006, broke
Eitzinger’s serve five times.

“The first two rounds of a tourna-
ment are always hard, so I am glad I
came through this one so easily,”
Davydenko said. “I tried to minimise
my errors and play as consistently as
possible. For me, this event is an
important warmup for the French
Open.”

Jurgen Melzer defeated 18-year-old
American Donald Young 7-5, 6-2, Ivan
Navarro beat Vincent Spadea of the
United States 6-4, 6-4 and Daniel
Gimeno-Traver defeated Werner
Eschauer.

Jiri Vanek beat wild-card entrant
Martin Verkerk:7-5, 4-6, 6-2. It was
Verkerk’s first singles match on the
ATP Tour since the 2007 French Open
due to various injuries.

Oliver Marach led Sam Querrey of
the United States 6-3, 3-5 in a match
suspended by rain. The match between
seventh-seeded Mario Ancic and Rob-
by Ginepri of the United States had
not yet started and was rescheduled
for Tuesday.

DUESSELDORF, Ger-

Open on Monday because of
a right shoulder injury and
hopes to be ready for Wim-
bledon.

The sixth-ranked Ameri-
can, who lost in the first. ~
round at Roland Garros the |
‘last two years, retired from
the semifinals of the Rome
Masters on May 10. He
skipped the Hamburg Mas-
ters last week, but had been
expected to play this week at
the World Team Cup in
Duesseldorf. — .

“Andy is pulling out with
an upper back shoulder
injury, the same thing that he
had in Rome,” said John
Roddick, Andy’s brother and
the US captain at the World
Team Cup. “He’s pulling out
of here and he’s also going to
miss the French Open, too.”

_ John Roddick said he
hoped his brother would be
ready for the grass-court
tournament at Queen’s Club,
a key warmup for Wimble-
don.

“The shoulder doctor we
use is out of New York City
so he was right there, and ~
Andy had an MRI and
there’s some inflammation so
he pulled him from here and
the French,” John Roddick
said. “I don’t think it’s going
to be anything that’s terribly
long and I would be surprised
if he was not ready to go for
Queen’s. But as for now he
needs to take a good 10 days,
12 days, just rest.” .

Andy Roddick won his
only Grand Slam title at the
2003 US Open. He has
reached three other major
finals, losing to Roger Feder-
er twice at Wimbledon and
once at the US Open.

At the French Open, Rod-'
dick’s best showing came in
his debut in 2001 when he
reached the third round. He
reached the second round in
2004 and ‘05, but has lost in
the first round four times.

But his success this year in
Rome had given Roddick
hope ahead of the French
Open, which starts Sunday.
The former top-ranked play-
er also has won two titles this
season, in San Jose and
Dubai.

“He’s been playing well all
year and he was excited to be
playing on the clay and really
had a good frame of mind in
practice and in his matches,”
John Roddick said. “He felt
really comfortable on the
clay this year, so he really
liked his chances of doing
better than he has, and he did
it in Rome. He was optimistic
about his draw in France and
wanted to come over and try

Coeecwe [Lopes to be ready for Wimbledon

to play well. So for him it’s IN THIS April 13, 2008 file photo, Andy Roddick (inset holding shoulder) returns a shot during a Davis Cup tennis quarterfinals match. Rod-
disappointing.” dick, the highest-ranked American man, withdrew from the French Open yesterday because of a right shoulder injury.

NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO returns a ball to Rainer Eitzinger during their first round match of the ATP tennis tournament in Poertschach,

Austria, yesterday.





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Kerstin Joensson/AP

Roddick withdraws from French —
Open because of shoulder injury

Photos: Nell Redmond/AP



US beat
Czech

ad Republic

2-1 at

World

Team
Cup

DUESSELDORF, Ger-
many (AP) — The United
States beat the Czech Repub-
lic 2-1 at the World Team
Cup on Monday despite hav-
ing to use another doubles
team because of an undis-
closed injury to top-ranked
‘Bob and Mike Bryan.

The Bryan brothers were
replaced by James Blake and
Wayne Odesnik, who rallied
past Tomas Berdych and
Pavel Vizner 0-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Blake and Odesnik had split
their singles matches in the
Red Group on Sunday, with
Blake losing to Berdych and
Odesnik beating Ivo Minar,

Andy Roddick also with-
drew after the shoulder
injury that forced his retire-
ment in the Rome Masters
semifinals flared again after
several days of practice. The
sixth-ranked American will
miss the French Open, but
expects to begin his grass-
court preparations at Queens
in his traditional warmup for
Wimbledon.

Split

Eight teams are split into
two groups. In a new format
for 2008, each series consists
of two singles and a doubles
played over two days. That
ensures each team competes
every day during the round-
robin period. The group win-
ners play in Saturday’s final.

On Tuesday and Wednes-
day, the United States will
face Argentina and Sweden
will play the Czech Republic
in the Red Group. In the
Blue Group, Germany will
play Italy and Russia takes
on Spain.

Also in the Red Group,
Juan Ignacio Chela, part of
the winning Argentine team
in 2007, swept aside Sweden’s
Thomas Johansson 6-2, 6-1 to
even the series after Robin
Soderling had defeated
Guillermo Canas on Sunday.
In the doubles, Robert Lind-
stedt and Robin Soderling
overcame Lucas Arnold and
Sebastian Prieto 7-5, 6-2 to
give Sweden a 2-1 victory.

In the Blue Group, Ger-
many’s Nicolas Kiefer was.
replaced by Denis Gremel-
mayr, who lost 6-4, 6-3 to
Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
Kiefer, a Hamburg quarterfi-
nalist last week after upset-
ting fourth-ranked Nikolay
Davydenko, has a cold. But
Germany won 2-1 when
Christopher Kas and Philipp
Petzschner defeated Marcel
Granollers and Feliciano
Lopez 6-7 (5), 6-4, 10-5.

Russia won the Blue
Group series against Italy 2-1
despite Igor Andreev and

’ Dmitry Tursunov losing the

doubles 6-4, 6-4 to Simone
Bolelli and Potito Starace.
Russia won both singles Sun-
day.

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Heat looking
to buck the
odds at the
NBA lottery

@ By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — It’s been a
constant source of debate in Mia-
mi for weeks.

Whom will the Heat pick in the
NBA draft? Kansas State forward
Michael Beasley or Memphis
point guard Derrick Rose?

Odds are, they won’t get a shot
at choosing either one.

Having the NBA’s worst record
this season (15-67) only guaran-
tees the Heat one of the top four
picks in next month’s draft, the
full order of which will be set
Tuesday at the selection lottery,
a complicated event where the
order of pingpong, balls plucked
randgmly from a hopper deter-
mine a franchise’s fate.

Under the weighted format the
NBA has used for the lottery since
1994, Miami will have a 25 per
cent chance of getting the No. 1

pick and a 21.5 per cent chance at’

getting No. 2 — so, since Beasley
and Rose are the presumed top-
two names on every draft board,
there’s actually a 53.5 per cent
shot the Heat will have either the
third or fourth selection, at which
point both super freshmen will be
gone.

Hence, after a season where the .

Heat could hardly beat anyone,
they’re now hoping to beat the

_ odds.

“Whatever pick we get, we’re
going to make the best of it,” said
Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who
will represent the franchise. on-
stage when the lottery results are
revealed Tuesday night in Secau-
cus, N.J. “But of course, we want
the first pick or the second pick. I
think it’s going to be fun.”

Wade asked Heat president Pat

Riley to be sent to the lottery, |

hoping he can be a good-luck
charm of sorts.

But Miami’s fate will be deter-

mined long before Wade takes'the
stage for the announcement.

Order
The lottery actually takes place
an hour or so before the order is
released, in a highly secure room
where team representatives aren’t

allowed to leave, carry cell phones
or BlackBerrys, nor communicate

with anyone outside the room.

until the NBA unveils the answers
teams have waited weeks to hear.

When the time comes, 14 ping-
pong balls are placed into a
machine, much like the ones state
lotteries use to pick their numbers
every night. The first four balls
that come up will dictate who gets
No. 1 — Miami will have 250 of
the possible 1,000 four-ball com-
binations assigned its way.

The odds suggest Miami will get
the No. 4 selection: 35.7 per cent.
Strangely, the Heat only have a
17.8 per cent shot at picking third.

“If we got the No. 1 pick or the
No..55 pick, it’s not going to
change the way I’m going to
approach my summer and what
I’m looking forward to do next
season,” Heat forward and cap-
tain Udonis Haslem’said.

History hasn’t been kind to
teams with the best chance of get-
ting the top pick before.

Since this system went into
place in 1994, only two teams —

Orlando in 2004 for Dwight -
Howard and Cleveland in 2003 for ’

LeBron James — with the NBA’s
worst record one year have actu-
ally won the No. 1 pick the next.

If that trend continues Tuesday
night, t'iere will inevitably be some
disappointed people at the Heat
lottery party. “If it’s not No. 1 or
No. 2, the balls fall as they may,
the chips fall as they may,” Wade
said. “We’ve just got to make the
best choice that we can make.
Whether it’s keeping the pick,
trading the pick, whatever we’re
doing, we’ve just got to make the
best choice for the team that we
have and the faces of the team
that we have ... bringing the right
guy in, that’s what it’s all about.”

And Wade also reminds peo-
ple: There’s more than two good
players in every draft. He came
to Miami with the No. 5 pick in
2003, a year where almost all the
pre-draft buzz surrounded three
players — James, Darko Milicic
and Carmelo Anthony.

None of those guys have car-
ried a team to an NBA title yet.

Wade, meanwhile, has an NBA
finals MVP trophy on display in
his house — proof that not picking
No. 1 isn’t always a fatal blow.

“T just ask our fans to be
patient,” Wade said. “Whatever
pick we get, whatever decision we
get, know that it’s the best for the
organisation.”

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‘Doggie Smith has played [EGR

an integral part in national,
international softball arena’

m By BETTY TAYLOR
Special to The Tribune



DUDLEY Doggie Smith, an icon in
sports, has played an integral part in
the national and international softball
arena.

Smith, born in Rock Sound,
Eleuthera, has accomplished what many
may have considered being “the impos-
sible dream.”

He was the first Bahamian softball
player to be inducted into the Interna-
tional Softball Federation’s Hall of
Fame. The ISF identifies the outstand-
ing players, coaches and administrations
from around the world.

The famous “Doggie Smith,” who was
an outstanding player, had been an
excellent catcher, pitcher and power hit-
ter. His record stands out by saying — he
was the ‘Utility Player’ who had the
capability to play all nine positions.

In 1960, Dudley started his sporting
career at the tender age of 12, and in
1972, he first represented The Bahamas
as a member of the Men’s National Soft-
ball Team. The men’s team comprised
all the star players from the Bahama
Islands. -

During his first representation at the
championship games that were held in
the Caribbean and Central America,
Doggie won the batting crown, and also
the RBIs (Runs Battered In). Smith did
not realise that this was just the begin-
ning of an extraordinary career.

‘ Further, in 1977, during the champi-
onship games in Mexico, he was the
home run champion who actually
caused The Bahamas to have its first
gold medal for softball.

Moreover, in 1980, while an active
player on the men’s national team,
Smith was the famous catcher who com-

peted against the world’s best in Taco-

ma, Washington.
The inspiring icon became the men’s
national team coach.in 1989, and in 1994



BAHAMAS Water Polo Coach Laszlo (Lotty) Borbely, left, with
Bahamian resident and Bahamas water polo player and ex-
coach of Bahamas water polo, Michael Farrant.

Water polo team wins sold

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he was named men’s national team
manager.

During his tenure, he travelled with
the team to Argentina and Cuba.
Hence, as the manager, Dudley led the
team to the international tournaments,
where team members performed with
‘excellence’ in Colombia, Venezuela
and Detroit.

Doggie’s overall brilliant and out-
standing performance did not go unno-
ticed. Now, today, he is classified by
many Bahamians as “A Bahamian
Hero, and a great Softball Legend.”

Taking this to another level, during
the 30th anniversary celebration of the
Bahamas Softball Federation, Doggie

.received his plaque for induction to the

BSF’s Hall of Fame.

Doggie, who has been fducted both |

in the International Softball Hall of

Tennis Centre.

Rolle.

day afternoon.

CYCLING: SERIES RESULTS

Fame and BSF’s Wall of Fame, is now
recognised by world travellers.

Dudley ‘Doggie’ Smith’s picture is
displayed not only at Lynden Pindling
International Airport, but also Rock
Sound International Airport.

A step further, in 2004 at Rock
Sound, the official softball park at Pre-
ston Albury High School was renamed
in his honour — “Dudley Doggie Smith
Softball Park.”

The legend, who is. retired and has
been now for nine or ten years, says he
played softball for 16 years with poor
eyesight. Many years ago, he was acci-
dentally hit in his right eye with a BB
gun.

In 1982, he was hit in his face with a
softball that actually fractured his jaw-
bone and broke and twisted his nose.

After being in Princess Margaret Hos-
pital for three weeks, he went to West
Palm Beach for further medical atten-

tion. An operation was performed to -

straighten his nose.
However, this giant of a man, with
his awesome love for softball, was com-

_ pelled to play again. And a year later,

Smith made a decision not to be a catch-
er, but he pitched for his team until
1995. Then with great enthusiasm, he
coached for three years, bringing his
softball career to an end.

This -icon, reflecting over the years,
says his experience in 1971 as a profes-
sional baseball player with the New
York Mets, (for one season) and think-
ing about the Rock Sound Heroes -
along with all the other players - makes
him proud of their outstanding perfor-
mances.

“Today, I am well-pleased,” he said.
“I am happy about my accomplish-

- ments. Also, I am more than grateful

to help players, and encourage them to
maintain their enthusiasm. It is a plea-
sure to contribute my time and talent:to
the students of The College of. The
Bahamas.”

sportsnotes

TENNIS: GATORADE NATIONALS

THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association will host the
Gatorade Open Nationals from May 23-31 at the National

This event will feature some of the top Collegiate players
like Cerone Rolle, Jonathan Hanna, Jacob Fountain and
defending 2007 National Champion Tany, “U Gotta Fight”

Entry deadline is Thursday, May 22, at 5pm.
The Open Nationals will feature Men’s and Ladies Singles
and Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Matches will start on Fri-

BASEBALL: FREEDOM FARM SCHEDULE

THE Freedom Farm Baseball League will continue its |
2008 championship series on Thursday at 7pm with game
three in the 9-10 division. On Friday at 5pm game'three in
the 13-15 division will be played, followed by game three in
the Coach’s Pitch and 11-12 divisions. —

entry to CISC,” said Far-
rant.

“The Bahamas+based
Caribbean All Stars victory
is the perfect platform to
inspire the next generation
of Bahamian water polo
players for this intensive
sporting programme,”
added Illing.

FROM page 11 -

afforded a unique oppor-
tunity this July when a
Hungarian side comes to
train with the Bahamian
squad at the Betty Kelly
Kenning Centre in prepa-
ration for the Bahamas

NEW Providence Cycling Association hosted the third
week of its series of cycling competitions. The following
points were accumulated at the end of the series:

Kilo TT results: Juniors - Anthony Colebrook 1:55.81 sec;
Carlano Bain

2:01.84 sec - Raheem Colebrook 2:03.44sec; -Antenece
Simmons 2:08.44 and Justin Minnis 2:18.09sec.

Seniors: Barron Musgrove 1:30.18sec; Robert Bethel
1:36.09sec; Kevin

Ingraham 1:42.66sec; Hen, Kline 1:45.91 and Larry Rus-
sell 2:26.72.



The title fight is on, from page 11

they are looking forward to paying a courtesy call on Minis-
ter of State for Sports, Byran Woodside. Originally, it was
intended for today, but she said they had to reschedule
because Gbenga is not yet in town.

While the fighters will continue to wind down their light

3 workouts, Minus said they will hold the official weigh-in on

Friday at a venue to be released later this week.

Following the show, the after-party for all of the boxers will
take place on Nirvana Beach.

Mackey goes into the fight as the undisputed World Box-
ing Council’s Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) and
World Boxing ENSSOCMUON, s FEDECaribe and Bahamas
champion.

He is coming off a two-fight losing streak against Karo

Murat in Berlin, Germany, on August 18, 2007, and against
Reginald Taylor in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Novem-
ber 17, 2007.

As a result of the consecutive postponements, 6ft lin south-
paw Mackey has not had a chance to appear in the ring this
year.

Gbenga, a 5-11 orthodox fighter who was born in Lagos,

‘Nigeria, and now lives in Accra, Ghana, is also riding a two-
fight losing streak.

He lost to Charles Adamu on March 23, 2007, in Ghana and
again to Dean Francis in the United Kingdom on December
8, 2007. Both fights went 12 rounds.

Adamu, by the way, was the original fighter Mackey was
scheduled to face before he pulled out because of injury.

Swift’s nine-medal haul at US Nationals

FROM page 11

2nd in the 200 breast in 3:50.86. The
100, 200 free and 200 breast were per-
sonal best (PB) times.

Morley got a 5th place medal in the 50
back in 25.81, a PB, a 6th place in the
200 back, also a PB, and a 7th place in
the 100 back in 57.51. David also fin-
ished 11th in the 200 IM in 2:08.76 which

"

was another PB.

Other personal bests at the champi-
onships were turned in by Simon Frank
swimming in the 35-39 age group with a
28.88 in the 50 Fly and a 1:05.08 in the
100 Fly.

Nancy Knowles swimming in the 50-
54 age group with a 1:36.72 in the 100 fly
and a 3:58.77 in the 200 fly. Iva Dreke,
who represented the Barracuda swim

club in the 30.34 age group, turned ina
PB in the SO free in 26.75. Jerome
Fitzgerald swimming in the 40-44 age
group with a 29.94 in the 50 breast-
stroke and Andy Knowles swam in the
50-54 age group with a 25.06 in the 50
free.

The meet produced some 43 new
National records as well as many new
friendships.





Today

@ By The Associated
Press.

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, May 20

Detroit. at Boston (8:30
p.m. EDT). The Celtics
have won 14 straight — 8-0
in the postseason — at
home.

STAR
Sunday

—Paul Pierce, Celtics,
scored 41 points to lead
Boston to a.97-92 victory
over Cleveland.

CELTIC PRIDE

Paul Pierce scored 41
points, hit two clinching
free throws with 7.9 seconds
left and Boston beat Cleve-
land 97-92 on Sunday to
secure a spot in the East-
ern Conference finals. The
conference finals begin
Tuesday night against the
Detroit Pistons in Boston,
where the Celtics have won

14 straight games and are
8-0 in the postseason.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

LeBron James scored 45
points on 14-of-29 shooting
in Cleveland’s 97-92 loss to
the Boston Celtics in Game
7 of the Eastern Confer-
ence semifinals on Sunday.

SPEAKING

“We both tried to will our
team to victory and, just
like Dominique Wilkins, I
ended up on the short end
and the Celtics won again. I
think the second round of
the postseason, Game 7,
these fans will finally have |
an opportunity to forget a
little bit about what Larry
Bird and Dominique

* Wilkins did and remember
what Paul and LeBron
did.”

— LeBron James after
Cleveland’s 97-92 loss to
Boston on Sunday ona
matchup between Bird and’
Atlanta’s Wilkins 20 years
ago. James finished with 45
points and Paul Pierce had
41 to lead the Celtics.

Defending

champ |
Xing out of
Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic
10,000-meter champion Xing
Huina of China has a thigh
injury that will prevent her
from defending her title at the
Beijing Games.

She would have been one of

‘host nation’s medal favorites |

in track and field. The only
other clear favorite in track is
defending Olympic champion
Liu Xiang in the 110-meter
hurdles.

Xing has been unable to
train adequately, said Ren
Wuyong, the track and field
director for the provincial team
in Shandong. She will miss this
week’s China Open at the new
National Stadium in Beijing,
her last chance to qualify for
the Aug. 8-24 Olympics.

Ren told the Guangzhou
Daily newspaper that the 24-
year-old runner would com-
pete in next year’s national
games.:

Xing has not had much luck
since winning the gold medal
in Athens. In 2005, she was
stripped of her gold medal in
the national games for elbow-
ing a runner. She did not com-
pete at the 2006 Asian Games.

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Bengals release Thurm

@ By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

- CINCINNATI (AP) —
Troubled linebacker Odell
Thurman was released by the
Cincinnati Bengals on Mon-
day, one month after he was
reinstated by the NFL from a
two-year suspension.

Thurman failed to attend the.

team’s three voluntary work-
outs last week, when he was in
Georgia following the death of
his grandmother. The Bengals
are installing a new defense,
and wanted him to participate.

“T was just told by coach
(Marvin) Lewis that he hadn’t
been in the building enough
since his reinstatement, and
they decided to go ina differ-
ent direction,” agent Safarrah
Lawson said in a phone inter-
view.

The move came one month

after the Bengals released ’

receiver Chris Henry follow-
ing his fifth arrest, an indica-
tion that the team is taking a
hard line on player: conduct.
Eleven Bengals player have
faced criminal charges i in the
last two years. +

Draft

Thurman, a second-round
draft pick from Georgia,
showed promise as a rookie in
2005, when he led the team in

tackles and led all NFL rookies"

with five interceptions. He was
suspended far the first four
games of the 2006 season after

.failing to show up for a drug

test. The punishment was
extended to a full season when
he was later arrested for
drunken driving.
Commissioner Roger Good-

ell turned down his request for
reinstatement and kept him
out of football for the 2007 sea-
son as well. Thurman was
allowed to resume working out
with the team in January, and
was fully reinstated on April

21.
Working

Thurman had been working
out at Paul Brown Stadium,
but went to Georgia for the
funeral of his grandmother,
who had raised him. He was
expected ‘back last week for
workouts, but remained in
Georgia taking care of matters
involving his grandmother,
Lawson said.

The Bengals are installing a
new defense under coordinator
Mike Zimmer. They drafted
Southern California linebacker
Keith Rivers in the first round,
and were looking at ways to
shuffle their linebackers.

“The NFL provided Odell
the opportunity to earn his way
back onto our team, but we
have not seen the right steps
taken by him,” Lewis said in a
statement.

“With our offseason work in

_progress and new talent added

at our linebacker position,

we’ve determined it’s best to.

keep moving in a direction that
does not include Odell.”

Lawson was surprised by the
release.

“Odell traveled a long, hard
road to get back, to get rein-
stated,” Lawson said.

“Tt’s unfortunate that, ulti-
mately, the death of his grand-
mother sidetracked him and
made football not the No. 1
priority over the last month,”
he said.



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Tom UhIman/AP

IN THIS August 21, 9007 file photo, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman is shown in court in

Cincinnati.

McKinney
joins
Miami
Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Offensive
lineman Steve McKinney,
coming back from a knee
injury that forced him to miss
most of the 2007 season, signed
a contract Monday to join the
Miami Dolphins,

The deal was confirmed by
the office of McKinney’s agent,
Tim Irwin.

The 6-foot-4, 302-pound
McKinney was a starter in each
of his first eight NFL seasons,
but after he allowed 9 1/4 sacks
in 2005 he became a part-time
center for Houston. He tore
his left anterior cruciate liza-
ment in the Texans’ third game
last year and missed the rest
of the season. _

On March 25 the Texans
released McKinney, 32, who is
still rehabilitating his knee.
Once healthy, he’s expected to
compete for playing time at
guard or as a backup to start-
ing center Samson Satele.

The Dolphins waived guard
Drew Mormino last week after
he failed a physical. Following
a 1-15 season in 2007, the Dol-
phins are revamping their
offensive line under new head
coach Tony Sparano, who was
offensive line coach for the
Dallas Cowboys.

The Dolphins said they were
not yet ready to confirm McK-
inney’s deal. He’s the older
brother of Seth McKinney, was
played center and guard for
the Dolphins in 2002-05.



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a football minicamp at the team’s
training facility in Indianapolis

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a football minicamp at the team’s training facility in Indianapolis.

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at the conclusion of a minicamp at the team’s California facility.

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008, PAGE 15



CHINA EARTHQUAKE

Panic in Sichuan after
aftershock warning



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Andy Wong/AP Photo

LI QING, an earthquake survivor at a collapsed school in Beichuan cries after received a birthday cake and gifts

from her parent at a temporary shelter in Mianyang, Southwestern Sichuan province, China, Monday, May 19,
2008. A Child holds a bowl look while others line up to receive food at a earthquake refugees camp in Anxian,
20km from Beichuan, Southwestern Sichuan province, China, Monday, May 19, 2008. China stood still Monday,
mourning for tens of thousands of earthquake victims, while the government appealed for more international aid
to cope with the country's deadliest natural disaster in a generation.

@ By JIM YARDLEY and
DAVID BARBOZA
CHENGDU, CHINA

Panic erupted here in the
Sichuan provincial capital and
at least one other Sichuan city
on Monday after provincial tele-
vision issued a warning of the
possibility of a severe aftershock
of as much as 6.7 magnitude,
according to the New York
Times News Service.

Near midnight in Chengdu,
thousands of people trying to
evacuate the city by car became
mired in gridlock,. stuck
bumper-to-bumper in clotted
streets. Other people quickly
gathered blankets and rushed
outside, planning to sleep on
the’ street or in neighborhood
parks.

In Mianyang, one of the areas
hardest-hit by last week’s earth-
quake, guests were evacuated
from hotels, joining the masses
in the streets. It was not imme-
diately clear on what basis the
warning was issued. Hundreds
of aftershocks have occurred
since the 8.0 quake struck last
Monday, causing the worst nat-
ural disaster the country has
seen in more than 30 years.

The panic occurred hours
after the country observed an
official period of silence to

mourn the tens of thousands of.

quake victims. At 2:28 p.m.,
exactly a week after the quake,
traffic halted around the coun-
try and millions of Chinese
stood with bowed heads and
moist eyes. Rescue workers also
stopped to honor the dead,
marking a pause in a difficult
but enormous relief effort as
the hopes of finding new sur-
vivors faded.

The many powerful after-

shocks have hampered relief:

efforts in the southwestern
province of Sichuan. Rain and
floods have posed additional
threats, forcing some operations
to be temporarily suspended.

The deaths caused by landslides

were reported by Xinhua, the
official news agency, but the
brief report gave few other
details. Despite the rising death
toll, there were a few more
remarkable rescues Monday,
following a week of small mira-
cles that have been played out
on state-run television and have
prompted a flood of aid and

‘donations from around the
world.

After being buried for nearly
a week, a 50-year-old woman
was pulled from the rubble ofa
residential building near a coal
mine in Hanwang Township on
Monday, the government said.

In Beichuan County, a 61-
year-old woman who was
trapped in debris for about 145
hours was also rescued Monday
morning, officials said.

But with the confirmed death
toll raised to 34,000 by late
Monday, and the government
saying the figuré could reach



“Tonight we

will sleep

wherever we
can find a
place.”



Li Zhangping

50,000, there-is more grief than
hope here. For most families,
there are only dead bodies and

missing relatives, and the odds"
of finding a relative alive are .

now small. To honor those who

have suffered, Beijing declared -

a three-day period of national
mourning, beginning Monday.

Flags flew at half mast and
the Olympic torch relay was
suspended until Wednesday. In
addition, entertainment on tele-
vision and even online has been
curtailed or banned.

On the road to Beichuan, one
of the hardest-hit towns, police
in blue shirts stood with their
hats in their hands and heads
bowed at 2:28 p.m., for the peri-
od of mourning.: —

Several families were trick-
ling back into towns and villages
around Beichuan County on
Monday, hoping to find any
signs of family and friends and
survey the damage to their
homes. A group of 12 family
members trudged together up
the winding road to the town,
the county seat. They carried

large’ plastic bags stuffed with -

clothing and food. Since the
earthquake, they had been liv-
ing in a huge stadium in the city

‘ of Mianyang, but now they were

making the inevitable trip back
to their farming village, some-
where in the mountains.

“We're just going to take a .

look,” said Li Zhangping,
whose husband was still miss-
ing. “Tonight, we’ll sleep wher-
ever we can find a place.”

Her daughter, Li Qingna, 28,
walked slowly with a 2-year-old
child in her arms. Her eyes were
wet. The walk would take
another 10 hours.

Behind them came two men,
one from Yunnan Province and
the other from Beichuan. They
had met on the road earlier on
Monday and had been walking
side by side since. The man
from Yunnan had a wife,
daughter and aunt who had
migrated here to work.at a pow-
er plant. He had not heard from
them since the earthquake.

That evening, inside the town
of Beichuan, four women
wailed as they burned incense
and paper money in front of a
towering pile of rubble. They
had returned home today, only
to find that their parents had

died in a building collapse.

“We wanted to come two
days earlier, but we couldn’t get
in,” one of the women screamed
into the air, her words meant
for her parents. “We only got
here today!”

' There were a few signs of
hope, though. Dozens soldiers
and rescue workers had gath-
ered atop a mound of rubble in
the town center in the late after-
noon. They had discovered
someone alive in a crevice,
more than a week after the

earthquake, and were working’

to get the person out.

At another building, rescue
workers piled stacks and stacks
of brown folders atop blankets.
The folders contained account-
ing records for the work units in
the town and would be crucial
to sorting out financial matters.
They loaded the folders onto
the rear of a bicycle rickshaw
and walked them out of the dec-
imated town. -

In Mianyang County, people
stood for the minutes of silence
near the People’s Park. Cars
and buses honked their horns,
echoing air raid sirens and the
sounds of a nation that was oth-
erwise momentarily quieted.

At the Veranda Bridge
restaurant in Chengdu, the
provincial capital, about two
hours’ drive from Mianyang, a
hundred waiters and waitress-
es lined up in four rows, and lis-
tened to their manager declare,
“We ‘are doing this to remem-
ber the people who have died.”

And in every part of the
country, from Urumugi in the
far west, to Hong Kong on the
southeast coast, people stood
still to remember those who
were killed or harmed by the
massive earthquake that the
government now says reached a
magnitude of 8.0.

President Hu Jintao and oth-
er top Chinese leaders led the
silent. tribute from Zhongnan-
hai, the central government
compound in Beijing.

While the nation hangs on
stories of remarkable rescues
by the more than 140,000 relief
and medical workers involved
in the rescue, the grim realities
of the enormous devastation
that has destroyed this region
are settling in. More than
240,000 people have been hos-
pitalized. Many survivors were
rorced to have limbs amputated.
And now, thousands of bodies
are being buried and cremated.

Somehow, experts say, an
entire region needs to be bull-
dozed and rebuilt. Hundreds of
dams and power stations dam-
aged by the earthquake need
repair. And perhaps most trou-
bling, the government says that
about 5 million people have
been left homeless by the earth-
quake. While huge donations
have poured in, totaling over
$1.2 billion, many of the sur-
vivors say they have nowhere
to go.





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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
_Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian business
owner yesterday said
he will “definitely”
have to lay-off more
-than 50 staff at his two
Paradise Island businesses within the
next two weeks, due to their eviction
from the Hurricane Hole Shopping
Plaza to make way for Kerzner Inter-
national’s demolition plans.

Robert Bocus, owner of the News
Cafe and Zio Gigi’s restaurant, said
he was still hoping “that something
major changes out situation” and that
the businesses would have a ‘stay of
execution’, enabling them to remain in
the Hurricane Hole shopping plaza
until an alternative location could be
found.

However, he acknowledged this was
unlikely, and his worst fears were con-
firmed to The Tribune last night by
Ed Fields, Kerzner International’s
senior vice-president for public affairs,
who said “nothing has changed” in
relation to the company’s plans for
the Hurricane Hole Shopping Plaza.

Mr Bocus said that collectively, the
News Cafe and Zio Gigi staff num-
bered around 50. “We’ve managed to
keep our [business] numbers up and

Container Port
income off 10%

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
_ Tribune Business Editor

FREEPORT Container
Port’s 2007 operating.income
decreased by 10 per cent
despite its throughout of
twenty-foot equipment units
(TEU) increasing by 12 per
cent to 1.636 million contain-
ers.

The figures were revealed
in the 2007 annual report for
Freeport Container Port’s

Hutchison
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Business owner to lay-off 50 staff

keep everybody on,” he told The Tri-
bune, “but over the next two weeks,
we are pretty much going to have to
lay-off everybody.

“That’s a definite. That’s going to
have to happen. We’re not going to
be able to keep them until we get
something going. We’re going to. keep
looking at things [for alternative loca-
tions], but I don’t think there’s a good
fit for us. It’s just a bad situation for us
to be in.”

Mr Bocus explained that he had
been unable to find an alternative loca-
tion that provided the two key char-
acteristics afforded by the Hurricane
Hole Shopping Plaza - an outdoor
pavement setting and with ample park-
ing. These features, he added, had
been key to both the News Cafe and
Zio Gigi’s concepts.

While the Mackey Street’s Meldon.

Plaza had been eyed as an alternative
site for the News Cafe, Mr Bocus said
he had not committed to that because
it did not make sense to invest sub-
stantial funds until the company knew
it was definitely leaving the Hurricane
Hole Shopping Plaza.

He added that another factor mak-

. ing him reluctant to invest in another

location until the News Cafe’s Par-
adise Island fate became known was
the downward trends impacting the









MAY 20,

pretty awful,”

BAHAMIAN engineers have work with
about:10.per cent of the 90:investment projects, ..
worth collectively around $9 billion, that have
been approved since the current government
took office, a preliminary survey conducted
by an industry professional has shown.

The survey, which has been obtained by
The Tribune, again raises questions over
whether Bahamian engineers are able to com-
pete on a ‘level playirig field’ against their for-

Bahamian and global economy.

The likely 50 redundancies at the.

News Cafe and Zio Gigi’s add to.a
worsening employment and economic
situation on New. Providence, as the
Bahamas and its businesses begin to
feel the global economic downturn’ S
impact.

These lay-offs add to those else-
where, such as the likely 37 redun-
dancies.at Pioneer Shipping.

“I think this next year’s going to be
Mr Bocus told The Tri-
bune. “As it stands, we’re preparing to
leave at the end of the month. We’re
not moving ahead with the property on
Mackey Street until we’re certain
we’re leaving.

“As it is, we're out and preparing
to shut down next week and clear out
the store.”

Given that construction permits
often took longer to be approved than
developers hoped, Mr Bocus added:
“T’ve still got my fingers crossed. We’re
still here, and we hope that lightning
strikes and something major changes
out situation. This is the last chance,
but I think this is a done deal.

“We're hoping our stay here can.be © |
ly scheduled for Hurricane Hole is due
to be relocated to a different location -

continued, but there’s not much
chance, I think. If they’re [Kerzner]
not going to knock it down, they'll cer-
tainly want us out.”

12 months.

majority shareholder, Hutchi-
son Whampoa, which also
disclosed that it had further
reduced its stake in the com-
pany.

Hutchison Whampoa said
it had sold a further 9 per
cent stake in the Freeport
Container Port in February
2008 to “its strategic minority
shareholder”: This reduced
the Hong Kong-based con-
glomerate’s majority stake to
51 per cent, and although it
did not reveal the buyer’s
identity, it is believed to be
Mediterranean Shipping
Company (MSC).

“Freeport Container Port
reported throughput growth
of 12 per cent, although oper-
ating income decreased by 10
per cent,” Hutchison Wham-
poa said.

“An expansion project: ‘to
ease congestion. at peak
times, and to handle addi-
tional demand, commenced

facility to

51%, as 2007
container port
throughput
up 12%

this year.

_ “In February this year, the
group further reduced its
shareholding in the Freeport
Container Port with the sale
of a further nine per cent
interest to its strategic minor-
ity shareholder, anu the Ports
division now holds a 51 per
cent interest.”

The Phase V expansion of
the Freeport Container Port
is scheduled to create 300
jobs, in addition to the cur-
rent staff complement of 864,
and involve a $250 million
investment. '

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eign rivals, with the Bahamas Society of Engi-
neers’ president acknowledging that his mem-
bers were obtaining work from only 5-10. per
cent of foreign direct investment projects tak-
ing place in the Bahamas.

Jerome Elliott told The Tribune: “It is cer-
tainly very much of a concern. I think that as |
professionals we don’t expect:the Government

Mr Fields’ statement to The Tribune
yesterday confirmed Mr Bocus’s worst
fears, though, in that- Kerzner Inter-
national is sticking to its original plans
of demolishing the Hurricane Hole

Shopping Plaza - and the complex at

the back of the marina - in June 2008.
. It had originally been envisioned
that the multi-million dollar Hurri-
cane Hole redevelopment would start
in the 2008 first quarter and be com-
pleted by the 2009 fourth quarter, cre-
ating 800-900 jobs at peak construc-
tion.

The retail'and entertainment aspects
of the Hurricane Hole project, though,
have been delayed indefinitely due to
the uncertainty caused by US and
global economic woes and the cred-
it/liquidity crunch impacting the finan-
cial system..

The latter has made it difficult for

_ developers such as Kerzner Interna-

tional to access project debt financing
either at all or at the right interest
rate, while the global economy’s-woes
have reduced potential tourist demand
for destinations such as the Bahamas
and Paradise Island. ua

The timeshare development initial-

on Paradise Island and started within

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Society president says.
members obtaining
between just 5-10%
of foreign investment
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we do want is for the right environment to be
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on the 5th day of May, 2008.

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NOTICE

BUSINESS

Refuting the LNG ‘cesspit’

RC: Mr Beach, you wrote that
a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
facility in the Bahamas would
be a “cesspit in our backyard”.
A $650 million cesspit, according
to the last figures I saw. As a
cesspit expert you must know a
lot about it.

Beach: Probably cost more
than that now. All I know is, it
ought to be in Florida, not here.
They say they need the import-
ed gas for their power plants.
Maybe it’s cheaper than coal or
oil, maybe not.

RC: You understand the
Florida coastline?

Beach: Sure, miles and miles
of beaches with dunes or man-

‘groves, a few harbours for cruise

ships and plenty of marinas.
RC: But only Port Everglades
is deep enough for ships carry-
ing LNG. And Florida’s coast-
line is so jammed with develop-

ment there’s no room to build a_

gas import plant and keep it sep-
arate from the population.
Beach: So Florida will have

-to solve its own problem;

they’ve got big money. If they
don’t want the cesspit there, we
don’t want it in the Bahamas.

RC: Why is that?

Beach: Like I wrote, an LNG
plant is a terrorist risk, a securi-
ty risk, and scares tourists away.

RC: Hey, I guess you’re an
expert on LNG just like cesspits.
What do you think about the
location that’s now being pro-
posed?

Beach: Listen: any location is
bad.

RC: Even Ocean Cay?

Beach: Where’s that?

RC: Oh, I thought you knew —
about 10 miles south of Cat
Cay, 20 from Bimini, way off by
itself.

Beach: I don’t know every
damn cay in the whole
Bahamas. I guess I’ve flown
over it on the way to Miami.
Yeah, must be that little fly-
speck you can see on the edge of
the banks just before the drop-
off. Looks like a sand.bar.

RC: See any big hotels?
Attracts lots of tourists?

Beach: No, but there’s plenty _

elsewhere.

.. RC: Sure, at Paradise Island,

maybe 80 miles away, or
Freeport, a little further. You
think they can smell LNG being

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THE TRIBUNE.

Richard Coulson imagines an interview with Cable Beach,
author of a May 9, 2008, letter to The Tribune that opposed
liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Bahamas. With a hood over

his head, ‘Mr Beach’ ee to remain anonymous.

Ji
By Richard Coulson



gasified at Ocean Cay? Noise
might bother them?

Beach: Well, smoke is nasty
and can blow that far — and that
leads me to the security risk. A
pipe or a valve lets go, gas
escapes, gets lit, and the whole
plant goes KerBoom! Leaves a
fireball big as an H-bomb, and
the whole Bahamas is wiped
out.

RC: Say, that would be some-
thing! But it’s never happened.
With maybe 70-80 LNG plants
operating around the world.

Beach: Waddaya mean nev-
er? There’s accidents all the
time. ~

RC: I guess you mean ‘the
only two where people died —
in Cleveland in 1944, where
LNG got into the sewers and
exploded, and the 2004 blow-up
in Skikda.

Beach: Skikda?

RC: Yes, Algeria. You must
have read about 30 workers
killed. It was a run-down liq-
uefaction plant, not gasification
like at Ocean Cay. Totally dif-
ferent systems, of course.

Beach: Oh sure, of course. . .
But you can’t ignore terrorism.
Those big tanks and the mon-
ster. ships carrying the LNG,
1,000 feet long. Couldn’t be
juicier targets.

RC: You mean Osama bin
Laden will forget about hot-
spots like New York, Tokyo,
London, Berlin, Madrid and

United International Enterprises Limited

organise his boi to hit the two-
bit Bahamas?

Beach: Well, he could.

RC: LNG carriers have been
unloading just up the river from
Boston harbour ever since 1971
- nearly 100 of these ships criss-
crossing the oceans for years.
Nobody’s ever attacked them.

Beach: All J can say is, they
better watch out. Their time
may come.

RC: We’ll be sure they’re
warned. .. And you pictured
‘big dangerous ships in our
coral-strewn waters’. They’ll just
be travelling in and out of
Ocean Cay, right?

Beach: If that’s where the

plant is.

RC: That’s about a two-mile
straight shot off the Gulf
Stream, where it’s a few thou-
sand feet deep. See much coral
there?

Beach: They might make a
navigation mistake, get blown
off course!

RC: And go cruising down
the Exuma Chain, maybe. . .
You’re concerned about carbon
emissions, admitting that gas
produces half the level of coal,
but claim that emissions from
transforming and transporting
LNG actually make it worse. Do
they really add more than about
1 per cent?

Beach: I'll have to check the

» figures.

RC: You mention ‘environ-
mental damage’. We alt worry
about that. I suppose you read
the five-volume environmental
impact assessment; it was open

‘to the public here a few years

ago, and now it’s published on
the Internet.

Beach: Published by whom?
Whose website?

RC: AES Corporation, natu-
rally, the US company that’s
planning the project.

Beach: Yeah, one of the gang
that I said was a co-conspirator
with Enron.

NOTICE

RC: Funny, I’ve never heard
anything about that connection. .

Beach: Anyway, I don’t take’,
seriously any statement put out’
by the promoters. Nothing but’?
self-serving corporate propa~,,
ganda.

RC: You know it was finally’
accepted by our BEST Com-*?
mission? It’s on their website’?
too. oo

Beach: Don’t make me laugh!'4
Bunch of bureaucrats who
approve anything the promoter’?!
and the Government ask for. *@

RC: It’s on the record that!
BEST forced one big change in'‘!!
their plans — air-cooling instead &
of dumping millions of gallons*”
of cold water into the Oceari's
Cay channel that could kill fish's

Beach: Maybe so. Technical 4
stuff. oO

RC: You pretty much dis”
count any good things for the
Bahamas, like “long-term jobs
for Haitian gardeners”. I didn’tw
quite get your point theread
Haitians being paid too much?!0
And only ‘foreign constructions
workers’, because Bahamians!s
can’t do high-pressure welding?

Beach: Haitians are not thet!!
real issue! Nor welders either! }5

RC: So I guess the only bigiz
spin-off is “whatever cash is giv-\vi
en our government”. How muchsi)
would that be? sL

Beach: Oh, I hear talk of $25)
million a year, maybe more. If it!
gets built. If it works. 4

RC: Wouldn’t that be pretty! )
useful? Go some way to paying:
for our social problems — crime,!s
education, water supply, ener-:3
gy costs? 1q

Beach: Sure; if it ever got

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‘spent right. 19

RC: I’m afraid our time is up; 9]
Mr.Beach. It’s a pleasure to;jj
meet a citizen who’s so wells;
informed on the dangers of
LNG, and has such confidence=
in our public officials. Maybe ||
we can meet again — if you take ;;
off the hood.

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_ Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the twenty-seventh annual general
meeting of the Company will be held at the registered office,
2nd Floor, One Montague Place, East Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas on the 11th day of June 2008 at 11 00 am for the

following purposes, namely:

12250

receive and consider the consolidated financial
statements for the year ended 31st December 2007 and
the report of the directors and the auditors thereon.

2. To elect Directors:
a. Dato’ Carl Bek-Nielsen, who retires by rotation and 5
offers himself for re-election at the annual general q

.meeting.

b. Mr. Peter Grut, who retires by rotation and offers
himself for re-election at the annual general meeting.

3. To consider the recommendation of the directors and {i
authorize the payment of a dividend of 7%, or $0.70, per
$10.00 share, and in respect of the Company’s 25th year
anniversary a special dividend.of 13% or $1.30 per $10.00
share to shareholders on the register at the close of

business on 11th June 2008.
4. To fix the remuneration of the directors.

5. To appoint the auditors and to authorize the board to fix

their remuneration.

Proxies

A member of the Company entitled to attend and vote at the
meeting is entitled to appoint one or more proxies to attend
and, on a poll, vote instead of him. A proxy need not also be a
member. Any instrument appointing a proxy must be received
at the registered office not less than 48 hours before the ie
meeting, or at the Copenhagen Representative Office 10 days
before the meeting.

By order of the Board
Alison Treco
Company Secretary
14th April 2008



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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE late Edward St
George’s estate has attacked as
“outrageous” attempts by oust-
ed Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity (GBPA) chairman Hannes
Babak and his attorneys to use
legal advice provided to the
executors as supporting evi-
dence in his case, and has suc-
cessfully obtained a court order
preventing its use.

The St George estate’s attor-
ney, Fred Smith, argued before
Senior Justice Anita Alien that
the legal advice submitted to
the executors by Mark Bridges,
a London-based attorney at
Farrer & Co, was “privileged
and confidential”. It had, he
alleged, been obtained by Mr
Babak despite the ousted
GBPA chairman not being
“entitled” to receive it.

Mr Smith argued that there

were numerous legal precedents.

where parties to an action had
been restrained from using the
other side’s confidential mater-
ial because it was subject to
- attorney-client privilege.
Justice Allen, upon hearing
the St George estate’s ex-parte
application (meaning only one
side was present), ordered that
Mr Babak and his fellow defen-
dants on the Hayward side - Sir
Jack, Fiduciary Management
Services (FMS), Seashells
Investments and Intercontinen-
tal Diversified Corporation
(IDC) - be prevented from
using or referring to “any and
all documents” belonging to
the estate that attracted legal
privilege. ;
In particular, the judge’s
. order applied-to Mr Bridges’
legal advice, and she ordered
that all references to it - includ-
ing the actual document, which

Obtains injunction preventing Babak from using its legal
advice against it, citing attorney-client privilege

had been filed with the
Supreme Court - be removed
and struck from the record.

In return, the St George
estate pledged that if the order
had caused the Hayward side
defendants loss, and if the court
found they should be compen-
sated, it would do so.

The order is a potential blow
to Mr Babak, given that Mr
Bridges’ legal advice to the
executors appears to have
formed a key plank of his appli-
cation for the injunction against
him to be removed, and he be
reinstated as GBPA and Port
Group Ltd chairman.

That application was heard
by Justice Neville Adderley on
Friday, M ay 16, and the hearing
will resume on June 12, 2008.

In his arguments before Jus-
tice Allen, Mr Smith recalled
that the St George estate had
sought such an order in regard
to Mr Bridges’ legal advice on
February 19, 2008.

That came in response to an
affidavit sworn by Ian Boxall,
a Cayman-based director of
IDC, who said Mr Bridges had
advised Lady Henrietta St
George that Mr Babak’s con-
tract was “likely binding in law”.

The February summons seek-
ing that order, though, was
stayed as part of the Supreme
Court’s general stay on pro-
ceedings in March 2008, which
put the Hayward and St George
sides into an ultimately unsuc-
cessful mediation in an attempt
to resolve the dispute between
them.

Yet Mr Smith said the impe-

BAHAMAS

BUSINESS

St George estate hits at
‘outrageous conduct?

tus for obtaining the order had
been renewed after it became
clear that Mr Babak and his
attorney, Andre Feldman,
intended to use Mr Bridges’
advice as part of their evidence
in the application to overturn
the injunction preventing him
from acting as GBPA and Port
Group Ltd chair.

Alleging that Mr Babak knew
the St George estate objected
to use of the legal advice, and
had sought an injunction to stop
this, Mr Smith’s skeleton argu-
ments said: “This conduct on
behalf of Babak is outrageous.
It is clear that he is now taking
active steps to refer to and rely
on the advice...

“Legal advice is both privi-
leged and confidential........ but it
is clear from the terms of
Babak’s draft affidavit that the
advice he refers to is legal
advice.” ;

Alleging that Mr Babak had
obtained privileged information
to which he was not entitled,
Mr Smith said it appeared he
had obtained the document
from Sir Jack’s son, Rick Hay-
ward, who had received it from
GBPA director Derek Har-
rington. The latter had said he
received the advice during a
London meeting with Lord
Euston, one of the estate’s
executors, and Mr Bridges.

The St George estate “stren-
uously denied” this version of
events, and said even if the
advice was given to Mr Har-
rington, it did not waive legal
privilege against any other per-
sons.

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
Bahamas International Business Companies Act
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), LOUVRES
INC. is in dissolution. PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT SER-
VICES (BAHAMAS) LTD. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Street, PRO. Box
N-10429, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 6th
day of June, 2008.

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Liquidator



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FROM page 1B

noted that revenues fell by
$471,000 or 10 per cent during

‘the three months to March 31,

2008.

Explaining the drop from
$4.74 million to $4.269 million,
World Point Terminals said on
its Bahamian operations:
“Some $247,000 of this

Legal Notice
NOTICE

RUBY AND EMERALD LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

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

2000, RUBY AND EMERALD LIMITED is in
dissolution as of May 15, 2008.

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

Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR



Legal Notice

eeu (eD

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

decrease was attributable to
crude oil sales that took place
in the first quarter of 2007, and
did not repeat in the first quar-
ter of 2008.

“The remaining decrease
was a result of a decline in
shipping revenues in the first
quarter of 2008. Marine activ-
ities are dictated entirely by
the operations of our cus-
tomers, and are subject to sig-

‘ nificant variations. It is diffi-

cult to predict if and when 2007
activity levels will return to the
South Riding Point opera-
tions.” -

Meanwhile, World Point
Terminals’ chairman, Bernard
Roy, told shareholders that
construction was “progressing
well” on two new storage tanks
at South Riding Point which,
when completed, will add 1.5
million barrels of storage
capacity by the end of the 2008
second quarter in June.’

In addition, South Riding
Point had also reopened Berth

No.2 at its offshore jetty for

the first time since Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne struck
Grand Bahama in September
2004.

’ Repairs to its offshore jetty
as a result of hurricane damage

fits increase

inflicted that year had forced
South Riding Point to enter
into a $7.853 million repair
contract, of which some $3.574
million will not be covered by
insurance as the company
elected to “complete addition-
al projects” while contractors
were mobilised for those
repairs.

South Riding Point, though,
was “forced to terminate” the
contractor hired for the off-
shore jetty repairs in June
2007. The new contractor is
subject to a $1.6 million maxi-
mum.

Meanwhile, Freepoint, the

Grand Bahama-based tug boat
fleet in which World Point Ter-
minals holds a 50 per cent joint
venture stake, saw its operating
loss more than double from
$73,000 to $168,000 during the
first three months of 2008.
' This was despite Freepoint’s
revenues growing by $201,000
or 39 per cent during the peri-
od to March 31, 2008, going
from $519,000 to $720,000.

World Point: Terminal said
this was due to “higher con-
tainer ship volume, rate
increases and the strategic
bare-boat chartering of one of
its vessels”.

Legal Notice

| NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

HEYDON LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 28th day of
March, 2008.

JENNIFER BISSON
23-25 Broad Street,
St. Helier, Jersey
Liquidator

CAVERSHAM PROPERTIES LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section —
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act (No.
- 45 of 2000), CAVERSHAM PROPERTIES LIMITED has
been dissolved and struck off the Register according to
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 28th day of April, 2008.

James A. Ramsden
Harbour Reach
Rue de Carteret

St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands

Liquidator

NOTICE

(a) MAI TAI INTERNATIONAL CORP. is in dissolution under the OF*
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

HURON LTD.

Liquidator’s Notice

Legal Notice ©
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

Pursuant to Section 138 Of
The International Business Companies Act.

We, Sovereign Managers Limited, Liquidator of HURON

LTD., hereby certify that the winding-up and dissolution (c) The liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of 2nd Terrace
of HURON LTD.., has been completed in accordance with West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
the Articles of Dissolution. 6
eo (d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of June, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of

WOLVERINE ENTERPRISES LTD.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 15, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by

the Registrar General. fs a wo ahs
Pe Naa Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above

company commenced on the 16th day of May, 2008,
Credit Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, PO.Box N-3023,
Nassau, ‘The Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator

Dated the 6th day. of May 2008.
of the Company.

Signed
For & Behalf of

Sovereign Manager:
Liquidator



NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

BAYTOWN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
IBC NO.

(In Voluritary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 of
the International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, Bay- .
town Technologies Limited is in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the Baytown Technologies
Limited is required on or before the 30th day of May, 2008 to
send their name, address and particulars of the debt or claim to
the Liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
claim i is approved.

Luis Antonio Sotillo Mendez of Avenida Urdaneta, Edificio
Karam, Apt.3025 Caracas, Venezuela 1010-A is the Liquidator of
BAYTOWN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED.

any distribution made before such debts are proved.
MAY 19, 2008
ALISA RICHARDSON

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) MAUI INVESTMENTS TRADING CORP. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 15, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of June, 2008 to send their names and
‘ addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.
MAY 19, 2008
ALISA RICHARDSON

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PRIVATE VALUE ALTERNATIVE FUND LIMITED. is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 19, 2008
when its Articles of Dissoltition were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of June, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.

MAY 20, 2008
ALISA RICHARDSON

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY





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In-house mentoring
by firms encouraged

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

BAHAMIAN businesses would
benefit immensely from in-house men-
toring programmes to increase a com-
pany’s talent pool, as well as ensuring
that a formal line of succession was
in place, ikt was suggested yesterday

Speaking at a seminar during the
Bahamas Institute of Financial Ser-
vices (BIFS) week, Lisa Major, vice-
president of training and development
at the Bahamas Telecommunications

Company (BTC), said mentoring can
be a vital tool in helping Bahamian
businesses grow the company’s skills
base, allowing employees to benefit
from the experience of senior staff
members.

In particular, Ms Major said men-
toring was the perfect way to ensure a
line of succession, because it would
allow outgoing professionala to work
closely with junior staff members to
ensure they were well prepared for
added responsibility.

It would also improve performance

and increase the value of human cap-

ital, as well as build employee loyalty,
she said. :

Ms Major said there can be a num-
ber of ways to introduce mentoring,
whether it be one-on-one or a senior
staff member with a group. To be
effective, she said both parties must
have a willingness to participate, have
a level of trust and promise confiden-
tiality.

Jim Francis, head of sales and ser-
vice quality for HSBC Canada,
encouraged financial service providers

to treat all staff like they did their best
employees. This, he said, would
improve customer service, in turn
building customer loyalty.

He added that the best way to track
whether a customer was loyal was to
ask the simple question of whether
they would recommend a company to
their family or friends.

Mr Francis said the Bahamas had

got it right on this, as shown by the ©

fact that the question is listed on its
visitor exit survey form.
Mr Francis pointed out that it cost

more money to attract a new customer
than to satisfy an old one.

He said that sometimes, companies
needed to think beyond profits and
figure out what customer needs were,
then eliminate what he called “ stupid
stuff” that would drive customers to
the competition.

Mr Francis suggested that compa-
nies needed to reconnect sales with
service, so that every employee -
whether having direct customer con-
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Grade 12 certificate to boost

financial services education

_ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL -

Tribune Business Reporter

IN AN effort to improve the skills level
of persons entering the financial services
industry, the Bahamas Institute of Finan-
cial Services (BIFS) will implement the
Grade 12 Financial Services Certificate.

The aim of the initiative will be to equip

students, with the knowledge and skills.

needed for entry level positions in the
financial services sector, such as banks and
trust companies, insurance companies and
accounting and law firms.

Kim Bodie, the BIFS’ executive director,

announced that the pilot programme will
begin in September with some 30 seniors
from a variety of high schools in New Prov-
idence. The announcement came during
the BIFS annual week of seminars, which

‘ started yesterday.

Train

She explained that the G-12 certificate
will train students who show an interest
in a long-term career in the financial ser-
vices sector, and stimulate their interest
in the work environment.

Bahamas-based financial institutions

have agreed to sponsor the students in the
project.

Mrs Bodie said the project will entail
students having classes from 4pm to 6pm,
four.days a week, where they will be taught
four different business modules.

Topics will include financial calculations
and computer skills, economic concepts
and applications, the introduction of finan-
cial applications and legal and ethical man-
agement in a business context. She also
said the programme will be run in collo-
bration with the College of the Bahamas,
and is designed to increase. the skills and
knowlege base of Bahamian students.

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

NEW BROADWAY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which. commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LOVATENS VALLEY INC.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company ‘is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 20th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

VOLOS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

i _ Legal Notice

_NOTICE

YUM SENG INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BOSANSKA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLEARBLUE MARINE INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CLEARBLUE MARINE INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-

sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



tributed to customer loyalty.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BOUVERIE INVESTMENTS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation) d

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is. in dissolution, which commenced on |
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

" ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice ©

_ NOTICE

RISTINA MOUNT CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on

the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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Persons interested in the above open position and meeting
the criteria should apply in writing, on or before May 30,
2008 enclosing a full resume with cover letter to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

. hrbahamas@ubs.com or





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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

BIRD NEST INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000), BIRD NEST INC. has been dissolved
and struck off the Register according to the Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 13th
day of May, 2008.

Kenneth John Simpson
La Motte Chambers,
St. Helier, Jersey
Liquidator



Baker's Bap

SOLE @ OCEAN CLUB

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas ~

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

3 | Director Food & Beverage

Key Responsibilities

V Provide overall administration of all food and beverage outlets.
\ Create and implement department policies, operating manuals, and
job descriptions; ensure adherence to department and overall

company policies.

Manage and direct the recruitment, selection and ongoing training of
food and beverage staff to Club standards and ensure compliance
with proper food handling and sanitation procedures. .

V Make revenue forecasts; manage department budget, inventory,

labor, and food and beverage costs.

v Along with the Executive Chef, plan menus, set prices, and coordinate

special events.

\ Facilitate set up and breakdown of events and internal functions.

Qualifications
V High School diploma or equivalent

V¥ Aminimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Beverage

Management or related field is preferred

V At least 10 years related experience in the same or similar position
V Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred.

V Experience working in multiple operations preferred.

VÂ¥ Aminimum of two years international experience an asset.

V Experience in opening a property a plus

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to. work in a growing
and dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player,
work at the highest standards of performance,

lf you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit
your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training,

hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax at 242-367-0804.



Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

oupounon Real Estate
psoas its

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

LES

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RND Holdings
ay

Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

1.312381°***
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Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund

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P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
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FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

Minister urges
single financial
services plan

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL together to form a single strat-
Tribune Business Reporter egy to address the difficulties
that exist in the private sector,
BAHAMAS-based financial _ the minister of state for fiance

said yesterday.

Zhivargo Laing, giving the
opening address at the
Bahamas Institute of Financial
Services week, said this
process would provide an enor-
mous opportunity to move the
industry forward.

He added that it was essen-
tial that the sector address what
can be done first on an institu-
tional level, then in a broader
sense.

In order to do, this, Mr Laing
said it was essential that the
private sector have a clear
understanding of its role and

Engineers

FROM page 1B

bune, Mr Elliott had estimated
that some 70-80 per cent of the
total value of engineering con-
tracts in the Bahamas was
going to foreign companies,
costing their Bahamian coun-
terparts business opportuni-
ties, revenues and jobs.

However, Mr Elliott said last
week: “I subsequently spoke
with some others, who said the
real figure may be as high as
90-95 per cent.”

The preliminary survey seen
by The Tribune bears this out,
as Bahamian engineers appear
to have obtained only a frac-
tion of the engineering and
environmental contracts -put
out to tender by the 90 invest-
ment projects approved by the
Ingraham government’s
National Economic Council
(NEC) since it took office.

Among the projects that

neers are Kerzner Interna-
tional’s proposed $500 million
Hurricane Hole redevelop-
ment on Paradise Island; the
- $306.2 million re-opening and
renovation of Walker’s Cay in
Abaco; the $110 million South
Cat Cay Properties (Bahamas)
roject on Cat Island; the
56.87 million Star Island
Holdings project on Eleuthera;
the $40 million Schooner Bay
Ventures development in Aba-
co; and the $22 million Bal-
moral Residences develop-.
ment at Cable Beach.

Among the Bahamian com-
panies involved are IBS, CCG,
URS and CSI. On the envi-
ronmental side, the Bahamian
companies involved include

and meet deadlines.

FG CAPITAL

MARKE
BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

1.58%

-0.38%

1.09%

-2.66%

1.87%

- last month dividends divided by closing price - 29 February 2008
- 31 December 2007
=** - 9 May 2008
sees ~ 31 April 2008
- 30 April 2008
- 31 March 2008



services providers must work -

have hired Bahamian engi-.

expectations, as well as the
steps it was willing to take to
reach its objectives.

The minister said that often
persons simply looked at
change as coming from the
Government, and what they
expected it to do.

However, Mr Laing said per-
sons in the industry know best,
and are best-placed to deter-
mine the skills they need and
provide training in those areas.

He added that in creating
this strategy, the industry will
need to be willing to bear some
of the costs. For instance, Mr
Laing said that if adopting such
a strategy would cost $1-2 mil-
lion, it should go without ques-
tion that the private sector be
willing to bear some, if not all,

of the costs.

“That should not even be an
issue for you. I can give you
some but I should not have to
give you all,” he said.

“If you are not moving by
strategy, how are you moving?”

Mr Laing said the Govern-
ment has already determined
that it will listen and consult
with its private sector partners
as much as possible.

As it relates to moving for-
ward in the financial services
industry, the Government
remains committed to making
its necessary adjustments to
improve efficiency, particular-
ly as it relates to immigration
practices and passing amend-
ed industry legislation before

- year-end.

gain investment work

URS, Coastal Systems and
Islands by Design.

Projects using Bahamian
companies for environmental-
related work include Walker’s
Cat, the $110 million Port St
George project on Long
Island; potentially the $950
million Cottage Estates devel-
opment in Exuma; the $500
million Rockford Island Devel-
opment venture in Eleuthera;
the $80 million Aman resort
project on Norman’s Cay;
Schooner Bay Ventures; the
$37 million Romora Bay
Beach Club.expansion on Har-
bour Island;.and South Cat
Cay Properties (Bahamas).

The report’s author, who
requested anonymity, told The
Tribune: “Can Government
demonstrate to any level that if
projects are not being ‘engi-
neered’ locally, that every for-
eign consultant has complied
with business and work permit
requirements? I very much
doubt it.”

Mr Elliott, when contacted
by The Tribune, suggested

there were measures - espe-.

cially on the environmental
side - that the Government
could take to ensure Bahami-
ans were able to. compete for
foreign direct investment-relat-
ed contracts on a ‘level playing
field’.

“Who better knows the envi- .

ronment than Bahamians?”

Mr Elliott asked.
“Specifically, as regards the

environmental work, there

have been some concerns

expressed to me that the BEST



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Commission, who are the per-
sons who review these Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessments
(EIAs), could be more sensi--
tive to the fact there are
Bahamian firms qualified to
produce these EIAs.”

Meanwhile, Mr Elliott said
the Society had recommend-
ed to the Government - specif-
ically the Ministry of Finance
and Bahamas Trade Commis-
sion - that the engineering pro-
fession be “reserved for the
next 10 years” from being
opened to foreign companies
establishing a presence in the
Bahamas.

The recommendation, given
in the context of the Econom-
ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) negotiations, appeared .
to have met with no objections
from the Government, Mr

- Elliott said.

He explained that the reser-
vation was needed because
“unlike some other profes-
sions, if you look at the
Bahamian engineering profes-
sion it has not been fully devel-
oped yet. Doctors, lawyers and
accountants have been self-reg-
ulating ‘for years, and engi-
neering has not been regulat-
ed”.

Engineers are still waiting
for the Engineers Act to be
enforced. The profession is to
be regulated by a Professional
Engineers Board, but this is
not functioning yet. The Gov-
ernment must amend the Act
to allow non-registered
Bahamian engineers to sit on
the first Board.






NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EVANS SERAPHIN of
FOWLER STREET, 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 13th day of May 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOSEPH DATIS OF MARSH
HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH
day of MAY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.













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WY SS. _ Tam primarily a devotee and practi-
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game of gin rummy, a game in which

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was South), [ am no greenhom at the
game, and my play, I may add, also
leaves little to be desired. In fact, if I
ever decided to put my mind to the
game, there is no doubt that you
would soon be out of a job.

I was merely wondering — and
that is why I am writing you ---
whether it is possible that J had over-
looked any angle in this hand where
I went down at three notrump.

West led the A-Q of clubs, and I

would have had a very easy time
making three notrump except that the
player on my right threw away the
ace of diamonds and ace of spades on
the first two tricks!
. No matter how I figure it, I don’t
see how I can now make this hand. If
East had’ discarded just one ace, I
would have gotten home with nine
tricks, but two of them were just too
much for me. Is there anything I
could have done to make the con-
tract? Sincerely yours, Joe Blow.

- Dear Mr. Blow: Not a thing. You
“were up against superhuman defense.

Apparently East is also a gin player, —

so my guess is that he threw away his
aces in order to retain his other com-
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TUESDAY,

MAY 20

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18,

You have a full to-do list this week,
Aquarius, but don’t let this upset you.
If you set your priorities and work
diligently, you certainly can pet
everything accomplished easily: =

PISCES - Feb 19/March 20

Keep your sense of humor about you
early in the week. Pisces, becabse
you're going to need it when you'get
some discouraging news froma loved

one, Try to laugh at the situation. |
ARIES — March 21/April 20

Take the initiative when it comes to
a financial opportunity this week,
Aries. You can earn much, Don’t fet
this slip away, because you wor’t

wa a

J have another chance like it. 8

TAURUS — April 21/May 21

You can accomplish anything as
long as. you stay focused, Don’t Jet
an acquaintance stop you from
reaching an important goal this

-week; don’t get distracted. 4

GEMINI = May 22/June 21;
A business associate gets you
involved in a difficult situation easly




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DOWN

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mooch about (9) yes 2 Skips with the girls (6) am
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‘0 nes (4,4) “4 _ Passage non-stop, you say (6) i |
a ene ae scram and not 5 Aman painting outside (2,6) ;
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broken into (6:3) nomads' regions (7) N
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prisoners escaped? (3) 11 Hang on to, so upset, going in last (7) o..
18 Knock three times at, having run 16 Offer at once to look after (6 =
ahead (7) 19 Nail the heavyweight, getting “1H
20 The motto is “Work hard to -* ~ aleftin (5) —<
: an end? (6) 20 Determined to be ready far (3) wu
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=i ue (4) . nowhere! (5)
Intil next day, il : ie, givi i ir
des é i the whole thing it 23 eet giving a coin to the heirs to toss
" ' for! (6) :
26 Asbefora, slammed the other out (8 :
28 Has the ball gone to the three- Paar ee endows and
quarters? (4) % ae up (78) .
29 Putsback at the centre a8 , Partakes of, when ane is forced to (3) ACROSS
" * 28
one says (6) 27 Muses about having beaten and 9 Final 29 Aa Hl
31 “Sounds foreign’ he interposed (7) Berne ets) 10 violent Me genes ()
34 Vamoose with the said new wrapping 30 See what's on the bottom of the toutleteaee seed
paper (9) pasty (4-4) " (8) 34 Polos
36 Ran like crazy before the sea got 31 Grounds for the weird diets people go ap officer (9)
really rough (4,5) in for (8) Paper Gi) 36 Capacity for
38 Empathises with, when one gives th 32 ao ke Gaver
i Gara i gives the The faster you are, the harder he'll try 4 nena (7 (9) ee
5 to ( to catch you (5,3) utensil (7)
33 Getting into trouble, myself, th ‘le 7 Actas ee
nat late (2,4) myself, though 33 em A you use the for (9) nS og v)
40! Wral th sprinkler on (7) , 18 UK country (7) Oe
lanai: va 35 Room with nothing init but a bar (6) e times (6) : eae, 6)
41 Press reporting an insurance? (8): 36 Drives the wife, too, about in (6) 21 Broad (4) 40 Shortly
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car (7,2) entertainment for the young (6) 26 eel 2 ao
figure (8) 42 Retinue (9)

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS 3
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powers , Tone 33, Merge 34, Intent 35, Eventual 96, Shiner :
DOWN: 1, Spas-m 2, C-or-ot 3, Bank 4, B-esom 5, 6, Undone 9, Tab-O-os

DOWN: 1, Stoer 2, Arias 3, Game 4, Andes 8, Trek 6, Romped 9, Reta 11, Rub
12, Stall 13, Mistake 15, Lot 16, Bed 18, Galton 20, Coase 21, Ft 22, Ero 23,
Wrench 25, Bug 28, inter 30, Proud 31, Reply 82, Tem 33, Mine ;

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GO, WELP DADDY * = Sh - GYN FEES, HE'D RNGE the. accompanying bridge hand
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ing you could do to alter the out-
come. Cordially yours, SB

in the week, Gemini. Keep your
J anger in check until you find a way
rout ofhis messey far aye

CANCER — June 22/



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CER - June 22/July 22
Don’t keep your feelingsbottled np
inside on Wednesday, Cancer. You
need to talk to someone. If you
don’t, you're just going to make
yourself miserable. Open up toa
loved one who is always there. §:
LEO -— July 23/August 23 }
This is your week to celebrate, Leo.
You finally receive the good news that
you've been hoping for. Revel in fit.

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x “Those closest to you will share in your
Ee i ee oe g a 5 Eg § 4. joy. Capricorn plays an important rolé.
' & a
Cost sgo2ibas VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22

(1999 Seema 588 Several peaple are counting pu

edition). g OSE Ece you to complete an important pao-

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8 Been his puts a lot of pressure on ydu,
paces, | ifalg | | tated
once only. Each must. contain th a < iE ~ Se ‘ ‘
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letter word. gow ead 3 se scomment

No plurals. 3 ge £E ¢ £6 z the wrong way, Libra. This persbn

eet , ieee i Baier eesti Hagsas =e doesn’t mean to insult you; he or ghe

is just joking. Lighten up a bit and
learn to be the life of the party: 4.
SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22;
You have a busy week ahead of yu.
So, don’t slack off. While you just
want to relax, you know that yOu
cant right now. Instead, buckle
down and get to work. a
SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23Dec 41
Everything appears to go wrong this
week, Sagittarius. However! dof't
get discouraged. Things aren’t as
bad as they seem. If you take the
time to examine the situation, you'll
realize that you"re doing well.
CAPRICORN — Dec 22/Jan 20
Stand your ground when a loved one
tries to force you to do something with
which you don’t agree. You know the
Jitference, between right and wrong abd
‘ what this person’s asking is wrong.

' CHESS by Leonard Barden

36 {or more). Solution tomorrow.

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Iweta Rajlich v Matthew Turner,
Cambridge University v Wood
Green,UK 4NCL league 2007. The
Polish student playing White was a
pawn up against a grandmaster,

——e



'
anne a 23 ae aie with an upset victory on the cards.
2 Begins (6) 25 Intentional The pawn seemed little enough in ‘
3 Sauntered (8) (10 view of Black's active piece play and ;
: sunk (6) 26 Belonging to immediate Rxe5 threat, but there :

route (3 9) 8 ly Sty was another factor in Black's unsafe :
6 Nonsense. 30 Decom king at the edge of the board. :
slang (10) pression Turner hoped for a queen exchange .
7 ia mammal sickness (3,5) which would solve his difficulties '
8 — Grown-up (6) I Counerecig and even make the king an ‘
Ti One who 2 (Saha ) attacking piece, but he had not :
shoes tool (5,3) reckoned on Rajlich's next turn. special sections for weaker players,
‘i Paty a 33 Sports How did White force victory? . cash prizes for winners, anda
18 Twelve 35 anne () Golders Green hosts an open-to-all guaranteed six games each lasting
dozen (5) spice (6) one-day congress tomorrow. one hour maximum. For details, call
20 aes 36 Parcel (6) Anyone from expert to novice is Adam Raoof on 07855 036537.
22 Presses 37 ae 2 a 5 welcome in the contest, which has LEONARD BARDEN

Chess 8615: 1 Rf3! (threat 2 Qg2 and 3 Rh3 winning
queen for rook} Rxe4 2 Ri! Kh5 (if QhS 3 Bg7+!
wins) 3 Bel Qxh3 4 Rxh3+ Nh4 5 Rxtid mate.

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‘Americans

worry about |
funding a long

retirement

@ By EILEEN ALT
POWELL
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —
Americans worry that inflation
and the rising cost of health
care are increasing the risk that

_ they will run out of money in

retirement, according to a
study released Monday.

The survey by the Society of
Actuaries found that people
already retired were most wor-
ried about inflation and afford-
ing long-term care. Pre-
retirees, meanwhile, ranked
affordable health care as their
top concern, followed by infla-
tion and long-term care cover-
age.

Overall, pre-retirees showed
greater worries than those
already in retirement, the study
found. :

Anna M. Rappaport, a con-|
sulting actuary based in Chica-
go and supervisor of the bien-
nial ‘report, said that one theo-
ry for the difference in the lev-
els of concern could be that
“for the pre-retiree, retireme::t
is still an unknown.”

Rappaport said she was sur-
prised that people weren’t
more worried.

Concerns about health care
costs, inflation and nursing
home care expenses rose
strongly in 2003, after the econ-
omy went through a recession
and the stock market fell
sharply, she pointed out.

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Survey by the Society

of Actuaries finds that
people already retired
were most worried about
inflation and affording
long-term health care

cerned as we think they should
be,” Rappaport said. “It’s kind
of out of sight, out of mind.”

_ Rappaport also said that
Americans appear to be under-
estimating the financial impact
of the death of a spouse.
About 60 per cent of those
responding to the survey felt
there would be little impact
when a spouse dies, but Rap-
paport said that surviving

- Spouses often experience sig-

nificant drops in income and
benefit coverage, especially
women.

She said that Americans
need to be more aware that
longevity is a significant risk.
She pointed out that among
today’s 65-year-old population,
the average man is likely to
live an additional 17 years and
the average woman, 20 years.

The study found both a lack
of understanding about invest-
ing — which can help people





grow their savings above the
rate of inflation. — as well as
inadequate savings levels. It
also found that people “do not
estimate their retirement needs
well.”

Still, Rappaport said, many
Americans are considering a
step that could help — working
longer. Z

In the latest study, some 15
per cent of those still working
said they expected to. work in
their primary occupation until
at least age 66, and 28 per cent |
said they may never retire.

The survey involving more
than 800 adults age 45 to 80
was conducted in mid-2007 by
Mathew Greenwald & Asso-
ciates Inc. and had a margin
of error of plus or minus five
percentage points. The Soci-
ety of Actuaries, a profession-
al association and research
group, is headquartered in
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controversy involving
FNM politician’s son



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

A HIGH ranking PLP mem-
ber has confirmed that the
opposition intends to raise the
non-reporting of the private
school sex scandal involving the
son of an FNM parliamentarian
to police, on the floor of the
House of Assembly tomorrow.

When asked by The Tribune
if the PLP will do this the source

said yesterday, “Most certain-

ly.”

The issue is not to embarrass
the FNM parliamentarian,
another PLP insider said, but
instead to question why the
school decided not to report the
issue to police, as the boy was
17 years old and the girl only
14 years old — which is under
the age of consent (16 years) in
the Bahamas.

What compounds the issue,

SEE page nine

Police sick-out claims denied

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

CLAIMS that police officers
staged an organised sick-out to
protest a strict policy on “moon-
lighting” have been firmly
denied by Bradley Sands, exec-
utive chairman of the Police

Staff Association. The team of
around 30 officers from the
Central Division who claimed

they were too ill to work at the.

Stepping on the Shores event
on Saturday, May 10, had

SEE page nine

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ASSAULTING

WOMAN, 77
SEE PAGE 3

MUCH MISSED: Lady Cash

LADY Dorothy Cash, 82,
widow of Sir Gerald Cash, died
in the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital at 4.30 yesterday morning.

She died of pneumonia with —

complications.

Lady Cash, who had been in
hospital for the past three and a
half weeks, was to have been
released from hospital yester-
day to recuperate at her Enistol
Avenue home.

Dorothy Elaine Bone: of
Mandeville, Jamaica, married
Sir Gerald Cash 55 years ago in
Jamaica.

She was active in the Girl
Guides, field hockey, the Red
Cross and was a keen gardener.

She is survived by her son,

’ Gilbert Ward of her first mar-

riage, and his wife, Angela, her

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- Man believed to be fugitive on |

America’s Most Wanted List

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON ..
Tribune Staff Reporter

‘tthompson@tribunemedia.net ~

A BAHAMIAN) man
- believed to be a fugitive on.

America's Most Wanted List for
suspected human smuggling and
manslaughter was captured by
Bahamian police in Bimini over
the weekend.

According to Acting Assis-
tant Commissioner of Crime -

Raymond Gibson, Bimini police
picked up 31-year-old Henry
Pierre on suspicion that he is
wanted for a number of charges
in the United States.

He. is now in custody in
Grand Bahama where Pouce

are investigating whether he is
wanted on any pending charges

in the Bahamas, Acting ACP

Gibson said.
If Bahamian police confirm
the suspect is indeed the man

wanted by US authorities it:

would be up.to American

authorities to formally apply for .
an extradition application
through the eeerncy general's’.

office.

"He was arrested on Satur-
day at 1 pm on Bimini. [think
the police had received infor-
mation that he was on the

(America's) most wanted per-.

SEE page: nine

Two arrests over cop shooting

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
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.

POLICE have ened two
suspects in connection with last
week's brazen shooting and
attempted armed robbery of a
New Jersey policeman-on the
Cable Beach strip.

They are expected to call a
press conference as early as

Pilot convicted
of transporting

drugs faces jail .

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter |

A 37-YEAR-OLD Bahamian .

pilot who transported tons of
cocaine and marijuana to the

United States is facing up to 20 |

years in an American prison.

Darren “Hubba” Ferguson,
from Nassau, was convicted of
narcotics distribution in the US’
District Court for the District
of Columbia on Friday.

A jury found Ferguson, who
had lived in Haiti and Jamaica,
guilty of transporting cocaine
from Colombia and marijuana
from Jamaica through drug
routes in Jamaica and Haiti for
ultimate delivery to the United
States.

The narcotics distribution

charges were obtained during

SEE page nine



your savings:

today to brief the public on,the ;

arrests, Assistant Superinten-

dent Walter Evans told The Tri- ;

bune Monday.

According to ‘Acting Assis-
tant Commissioner of Crime
Raymond Gibson, the two sus-

pects were picked up sometime"
over the weekend and-are cur- .

SEE page nine
Atlantis
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chokes

to death

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

| alowe@tribunemedia.nét

A female guest at ‘Atlantis
choked to death last week as .
she dined at one of the
resort’s gourmet restaurants,
The Tribune has learned.

She was eating at Casa
D’Angelo on Wednesday; an
Italian restaurant located in:
the Coral Towers, when she
began choking.

Sources alleged that staff |

at the restaurant may have
been slow to réspond to her

SEE page nine



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LOCAL NEWS



Three escape
plane crash

_ Three people had a lucky
escape on Sunday when a small
plane travelling from Nassau to
Florida crashed into water near
Pelican Bay, Naples.

The trio were able to climb
out of the plane, which report-
edly suffered a mechanical fail-
ure and went down around the
79th Street ‘Causeway, suffer-
ing only minor injuries, accord-
ing to CBS news.

The single engine Cessna,
piloted by a man identified as
John Clark, was heard “splut-
tering” as it went over Pelican
Bay: and a woman called 911 at
around 2pm to alert a City of
Miami Fire Rescue team.

Meanwhile, a boater wit-
nessed the crash and came to
pluck its occupants out of the
water and carry them to the
shore.

Using inflation bags strapped
to its wings and fuselage, a sal-
vage crew was able to float the
plane, which was said to be

heading to. Kendall-Tamiami-

Executive airport.

The incident is being investi-
gated by the US National
Transportation Safety Board.

Nurses get
recognition

The Nurses’ Association of
the Commonwealth of the

Bahamas (NACB), in conjunc-

tion with the National Nurses’
Recognition Committee and the
Bahamas Nurses’ Union, cele-
brated International Nurses’
Day with a church service last

~ week.

_ . The service was held Grant’s

Town Wesley Methodist
Church on Baillou Hill Road
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QUENTON SMITH is suffering from internal bruising altel a fight i in North

Long Island High School’ $ playground.

Boy, 12, suffers
vicious beating

Police oe school playground attack



= By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Stat Reporter

POLICE are investigating the
violent beating of a 12-year-old
school boy in the playground of
North Long Island High School.

Star student Quenton Smith’ -

was rushed to Doctor’s Hospital
in Nassau on Saturday suffer-
ing from severe abdominal trau-
ma after a group of bigger boys

punched and kicked him on the

ground while teachers were
occupied in a staff meeting.
It is thought he had been

playing a game of dash —

wrestling with a fellow grade
seven student when the fight

- got serious and several other

boys joined in, leaving Quen-

ton with serious internal bruis-’

ing. The extent of Quenton’s

injuries were ascertained at
following the fight on Friday
afternoon, and Quenton’s
mother, Maria Pelencanos, who
lives in Nassau, decided to press
charges.

She said: “The school would
not have reported it otherwise,

but he could have really been

hurt.and J think the violence is
really getting out of hand.”

Ms Pelencanos, who works as'

an accountant, has three chil-
dren at’scheel-in.Long Island
where they live with her moth-
er, because she wanted to keep
them safe from the violence of
Nassau. But now she fears
Quenton, who is less than four
feet tall and weighs around 70
Ibs, is not safe because nothing
is being done to apprehend vio-
lent students in. the small com-
munity school.

She said: “This is not the first
incident at this school, the same
boys that beat my son have
been expelled more than once

and the Government put them
back in because they cannot be
in the street.

“What are the kids who want
to learn supposed to do if they
keep putting the same problem
kids back in school?” , ’

Principal Melinda Pratt
downplayed the incident as a
schoolboy scuffle and insisted
it was the first incident of vio-
lence at the 140 student school,
but agreed to assist in the police
investigation.

She said: “It did not appear to
be a big incident, and Quenton
seemed okay afterwards.

“But we want the school to:

be'a safe haven for everyone
and if one child was not safe we
need to know why.”

Ms Pelencanos is now con-
cerned Quenton, who has won
prizes for his poetry at the
National Arts Festival, will be
too afraid to return to school.

Long Island Police confirmed
they are actively investigating

‘the matter.



Fears of asbestos exposure at the Hansard Building

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

FEARS have arisen that the continued
occupation of the Hansard Building next to
the House of Assembly may expose staff to
cancer-causing asbestos and lead to injury
as the sinking upper floor may collapse.

- Over a week ago, reports indicated that
the Ministry of Works closed the building
due to the unsoundness of the upper floor,
and the possibility that the old pee
contains asbestos.

The Tribune was able to confirm yester-
day that the closure was based on an
inspection that revealed that the building is
unfit for occupation and may be an imme-
diate danger to occupants.

After examining the building, which has
stood for 208 years, officials discovered

that the boards and joists that support the:
sf upper-floor are rotted! and structurally’ if
aoe eas

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plan is based on a
sound strategy.

The upper floor of the building, which is

; sinking, is where Senior Justice Anita Allen
sits, and it is also where Election Court is

held.
- Underneath is the office of the Speaker
of the House Alvin Smith.

According to reports, during the inspec-
tion, a white substance fell from the ceiling
where the rotted boards and unsound joists
are located.

Ministry officials reportedly indicated
to their superiors that the substance may be
asbestos and recommended that the

Department of Environmental Health have.

tests performed to confirm or deny this.
The court moved for a time last week,
but returned yesterday, to continue to hear
the. Marco City case. And the Speaker’s
Office still remains in the building.
It is unclear if the ministry officially con-

demned the building, or merely recom- »
»«mended-that it not be occupied.

health, to confirm if tests are underway,
she said that her department has given
advice and recommendations to the Min-
istry of Works, which include laboratories
that can assist in making determinations

on what the substance is. ~~ 7 --~—~ .

‘The Tribune attempted to contact senior
officials at the Ministry of Works, including
Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs and
Director Gordon Major, but no calls were
returned on the issue by either of these

‘individuals up to press time.

The Tribune was also unable to reach
Minister of Works Earl Deveaux who was
in Cabinet.

It is unclear, however, if the justices are

aware that the inspector who checked the |

building recommended that the entire floor
be demolished due to the faulty structure.

The unsound structure of the Hansard
Building, and the possible presence of

-asbestos, taises;concerns about the state

or older than the Hansard Building, but
are still in use.

' The House of Assembly was built in
1805 and the Senate was built sometime
before 1790. It is feared that if the sub-

stance found in the Hansard Building is

asbestos, it is likely in all of these buildings,

; including the Old Supreme Court com-

plex.
There are fires main health affects from

_ prolonged exposure to asbestos, which is a

naturally occurring fibrous mineral.
According to the US Environmental
Protection Agency, these are asbestosis,
which is a serious long term non-cancer
disease of the lungs which causes scarring
in the organs; lung cancer, one of the most
fatal forms of cancer; and mesothelioma, a
rare form of cancer that is found in the

_thin lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen

and heart.

Some of these: diseases 'do not emerges;



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McKenzie, director of,environmental

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son Square and Bank Lane that are as old

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© In brief | Magnifique! Chef toasts victory over Bahamian ‘cybersquatters'

Policeman
accused of
assaulting
woman, 77

A POLICE officer accused
of assaulting a 77-year-old
woman appeared before mag-
istrate’s court yesterday.

Constable Kenneth Gibson,
27, of Foxdale, is accused of
assaulting Eula Forbes on
Thursday, April 10.

Gibson, who appeared before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez
at Court One in Bank Lane,
protested that he was being
made to look like a criminal as
he was escorted to court hand-
cuffed. The accused appeared
reluctant to go into court when
he realised that photographers
were waiting to take pictures of
him. Gibson pleaded not guilty
to the assault charge and the
prosecution made no objection
to bail.

He was granted $2,500 bail
with one surety. The case was
adjourned to September 25.

Freeport
police arrest
two men after
100mph chase

- MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

FREEPORT police arrested
two men in the early hours of
Sunday morning following a
high speed car chase and a
shooting at the International
Bazaar in two separate inci-
dents.

The 100 mph car chase across .

Grand Bahama began when
officers identified a gunman dri-
ving a blue Buick near the Set-
tler’s Way roundabout in Coral
Road, and ended when the gun-
man crashed into a tree. When
rug Enforcement Unit (DEV)
fficers tried to stop the gun-
an he threw a chrome .38'spe-
“eal revolver loaded with six .38
bullets: out of the driver’s side
window anid sped off.
Officers recovered the

weapon and chased“the Buick .

along Grand Bahama Highway
until it skidded into pine forest
and crashed into a tree when
trying to turn into Churchill
Drive.

Officers arrested a 29-year-
old man in connection with the
incident.

Just hours after the dramatic
chase, another gunman fired
shots near Club Rock at
Freeport’s International Bazaar.

When plain clothes police
officers approached the gun-
man, he shot at the officers and
ran off.

But officers shot back, hitting
the man in the right arm-and
grazing his back.

He dropped a .357 magnum
revolver as he fell to the ground
and has been detained at the
Rand Memorial Hospital where
he is in stable condition.



Raymond Blanc

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

A famous French chef has her-
alded a victory against Bahamian
“cybersquatters” after an inter-
national organisation ruled that
a company based in this country
had no right to trade on his name
for financial gain.

Raymond Blanc, author and
star of reality TV show, The
Restaurant, which features on the
BBC in the United Kingdom,
hired British law firm Morgan
Cole to fight to stop a Bahamas-
based company using a website

named after him to advertise
products that had nothing to do
with him. ;

After 10 weeks, the World
Intellectual Property Organisa-
tion (WIPO) ruled that the
domain name www.raymond-
blanc.com be transferred to Mr
Blanc after finding that
Caribbean Online International
Limited “has no rights or legiti-
mate interests” in respect of the
name, and had “registered’ and
used (it) in bad faith.”

WIPO said COIL was “using
Raymond Blanc’s reputation to
direct internet users to an uncon-
nected commercial website for

Former top cop
joins Sunshine
Holdings Group

Claims of Tribune sources confirmed

Attorney and former chief
superintendent of police Keith
Bell has been appointed to a
senior management role in Sun-
shine Holdings Group, it has
been confirmed.

The announcement comes
after The Tribune broke the
news of his resignation from the
police force last week, sparking
a great deal of speculation
about the reasons behind his
sudden departure.

At the time, sources claimed
he had been asked to. become a
lawyer Sunshine Holdings,
whose business interests include
Arawak Homes, Sunshine
Finance, Sunshine Insurance,
RoyalStar Assurance, Cotton
Bay Developers and FOCOL.

According to a statement
issued yesterday by the group,
the appointment will become
effective on June 2.

' “Mr Bell’s initial focus with
Sunshine Holdings will be with
Sunshine Finance, a leading
independent lending and mort-
gage services company which is
central on helping persons
restore balance to their person-



FIRE officials are investigating the cause of a
blaze which completely destroyed the complex
of a water distribution company on Eleuthera

early yesterday morning.

Superintendent Christopher Rahming, officer
in charge of the Eleuthera district, told the Tri-
bune yesterday that around 1.55am on Monday, a
passerby noticed that the meter box of the Lutra
Pure Water and Ice building in Hatchet Bay

Eleuthera was on fire.

Superintendent Rahming said that the man
notified officers at the Hatchet Bay Police Station
and when they arrived at the scene, the single
story stone building was already engulfed in

flames.

According to Superintendent Rahming, two
fire trucks attended the scene and volunteer fire

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securing the benefits of owning
their own homes,” said the
statement.

In welcoming Mr Bell, chair-
man of Sunshine Holdings
Franklyn Wilson said that the
group views his appointment as
another step in the company’s

. Inission to build on the legacy of

its founders, “The Sunshine
Boys” to maintain and grow a

"blue chip: company of the

Bahamas.
He said it is envisaged that
Mr Bell’s leadership skills will
impact every aspect of the
group’s operations.

Mr Bell said that he is hum-
bled by the appointment. “The

high display of confidence .

exhibited by Mr Wilson and his
executives at Sunshine Group
in confirming my appointment
will be the catalyst which shall
propel my devotion and service
to this group in’ assisting to
achieve corporate goals and
objectives.”

Mr Bell is a 1998 graduate of
the University of the:West
Indies Law School, graduating

Fire officials probe Eleuthera blaze

fighters took an hour to contain the blaze.
The company, which is owned by Stephen and
Ann Cansino, reportedly employed 12 persons

with a first class law degree.

In 2000, he graduated top of
his class from the Eugene
Dupuch Law School, earning
several awards including the
Chairman’s Prize, the Princi-
pal’s Award, The Keith Dun-
combe Memorial Prize and Cer-
tificate and the Most Outstand-
ing Law Student Award.

He is a 1995 graduate of the
College of the Bahamas.

Mr Bell joined the Royal

Bahamas Police Force in 1985

and was awarded the coveted
Baton of Honour for his high
achievements at the Police
Training College.

He has been trained locally
as well as in the United King-
dom, Japan and Canada.

He is a member of the
Catholic Board of Education, a
former member of the Council
of Holy. Family Catholic Church
and the Bahamas National
Trust.

He is the 2006 inductee into
the College of the Bahamas
Alumni Association’s Hall of
Fame.



and supplied drinking water to residents of North

ming said.

and Central Eleuthera:
The building was insured, Superintendent Rah-

He noted that last month, the BAIC building
which was some 300 feet away from the Lutra-

Pure building, was also destroyed by fire.

Eleuthera.

Also last month, a huge blaze gutted the North
Eleuthera Shopping Centre in The Bluff,

Police press liaison officer ASP Walter Evans

confirmed yesterday that fire officials from Nas-

sau were on their way to Eleuthera to investi-
gate the cause of the blaze.

. Oxfordshire and has been hon-



commercial gain.”
Mr Blanc, 58, who also owns a
highly-rated hotel restaurant in

oured by the Queen, told the
Oxford Mail that he was
“relieved” by the ruling.

“T have worked very hard to
build my reputation over the
years. These cybersquatters had
nothing to do with me and no
permission to use my name,” he
was reported to have told the
British newspaper.

Similar WIPO decisions have
favoured other celebrities includ-
ing actress Julia Roberts and
author Michael Crichton.



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Serious police issue to be settled

THE DISPUTE with the police, and what
some of the officers now think is their consti-
tutional right to accept contract jobs after hours,
has to be’settled urgently.

The police force is on the public payroll to
fight crime, not to be distracted by the extra
money they can make after hours “moonlight-
ing.”

Also in need of attention is the place and

authority of the Police Staff Association within-

the force. We get the impression that some offi-
cers think that the Association can negotiate
private contracts on their behalf without ref-
erence to the Commissioner of Police.

This matter came up under now retired
Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson in 2000

when two police officers were killed and a third |

wounded in a mysterious shoot-out in a police
car. A rumour immediately started circulating
that the shooting did not take place from the
moving patrol car. It was known that one of
the dead officers in his off hours was part of the
security staff of a certain convenience store.
The shooting had taken place outside that store.

It was only hours after the killing that Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham appealed to the busi-
ness community from the floor of the House of
Assembly to stop hiring off duty policemen for
private security services.

After this announcement was made:a leading
businessman complained that his businesses
would now be sitting ducks for criminals. He
said that because store owners could not have
guns to protect themselves and their staff, off
duty policemen.with licensed service revolvers
were the obvious choice.

That was 2002. We have recently heard that
some business people now complain that police
officers have come to them soliciting after hours
security work. If true, this should be investi-
gated.

What serving officers don’t seem to appre-
ciate is that if they are killed or injured. while
“moonlighting” no claim can be made on their
insurance. Their activities would be considered
illegal. And because they would not be on police
duty, they would not qualify for the insurance
that would normally cover them as serving offi-
cers.

Again in 2006 police officers were warned
that they would be disciplined if they engaged in
“moonlighting” without authorisation.

The issue has now come to a head again, and
officers feel that they are being unfairly treated
by the acting commissioner of police, who main-
tains that there has been no policy change on
private contracts since he took office. However,

_ he is firm in the belief — and quite rightly so —
that the police force is not a “security firm.”

And now the matter has burst into print
again. It came up when officers of the Central
Police station were scheduled to police a large
public function on Saturday, May 10. The func-
tion was being held within Central’s division
and it was the duty of Central Division officers
to police it. Instead they called in sick — about
30 of them. It is understood that three officers

_ refused to go along with the plan and reported

for duty. Officers from other divisions had to be
called in to do their job.

We had heard an unconfirmed rumour that ”

there was an association meeting Thursday night
when the officers — who cannot legally go on
strike — decided to call in sick. Bradley Sands,

_ executive chairman of the Police-Staff Associ-

ation, has denied the allegation. The rumour
was that they had feasted the night before on
barracuda and were poisoned.

We have now received a letter for publication
from the father of a police officer who is a mem-
ber of the association. The father, who lives in
Grand Bahama, is supporting the police in their
fight to do pute police work. Says the letter
writer:

“Tam reliably informed that about 30 police
officers reported ‘sick’ (the quotation marks
are his) last week Wednesday or Thursday, at
central police station in Nassau. The problem?
They caught a virus from being disallowed from
performing ‘off duty’ private security jobs,
where they were being paid, well, for their ser-
vices.” + ~~

Mr Sands says that this is not so. But this
father of a police officer must know otherwise.

This is not an incident that should be glossed

over.

It is serious. Police officers might not be able
to go on strike, but from now on they can eat
barracuda that can conveniently land them in
their beds when they should be on duty pro-
tecting the public. If these officers submitted sick
slips, these should also be investigated.

The Tribune did an exposé not too long ago
when our investigating staff discovered that one
did not even have to see a doctor to get a “sick
slip.”

And, as we wrote in 2000 when this matter
was a burning issue: “The Police Association is
an association within the Force, not outside of it,
or above it, but very much a part of it and under
the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Police.”

As it is the Commissioner of Police who is
responsible for the actions of his force — and
not the chairman of the Police Staff Association
— the Commissioner’s word must be final on all
matters. :

This police matter must be settled so the
force can give its full attention to fighting crime.



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Bio-fuels:
Think of them:
as cholesterol |

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Bio-fuels have lately
become controversial. NGOs
and politicians who proclaim
to defend the environment

_and social causes have accused

this alternative source of ener-
gy of being the main respon-
sible for the present food
shortages, price increases and
all sorts of damages to the
planet, notably threats to the
tropical forests and to bio-
diversity.

Fortunately, many govern-
ments, the United Nations and
other international organiza-
tions, and responsible experts
worldwide are now caution-
ing against “throwing out the
baby with the used water” or,
as Brazilian President Lula da
Silva said a few weeks ago, “a
bio-fuel is like cholesterol,
there is a good one and a bad
one”.

As a matter of fact, the

energy and food crises - which -

are related — do not stem from
one single factor or circum-
stance but at least from the
following ones:

a) Oil and gas. Oil produc-
ing countries and multina-
tional companies have a vest-
ed interest in driving and
keeping prices ‘of fossil energy
as high as the market can
bear. Moreover, consumption
of this non-renewable com-
modity is growing all the time,
stocks are low, many produc-
ing countries and production
areas are liable to political
instability or natural disasters
and new wells, most of them
off-shore, are ever more diffi-
cult and expensive to exploit.

b) The US dollar. As the
world’s leading currency
weakens, there is a flight to
other assets, notably to funds
that deal in commodities,
including oil and grains, and
these financial flows addition-
ally increase the demand and
therefore their prices.

c) Demand by emerging
countries. Emerging countries
that represent one third of
word population or more are
reaching higher levels and
modes of consumption.

This provokes a growing
demand for practically all
commodities, besides marine
resources, steel, capital goods
(in part to allow them to pro-
duce the consumer goods they
export), sea freight, and so on.

d) Agricultural policies.
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importation by means of high
tariffs, quotas and protection-
ist-tainted technical and sani-
tary regulations. As a conse-

quence, most developing |

countries have not been able
to make use of their “natural
comparative advantages”,
namely climate, the extension
and quality of their arable

land, cheap and abundant .

labour, to produce and export
foodstuffs. Since developing
countries must also cope with
their own shortcomings, such
as the scarcity of entrepre-
neurial talents and of stable
and reliable national institu-
tions, the losses imposed on
them by protectionism are
infinitely superior to the for-
eign “assistance” and dona-
tions that may occasionally
come their way. “Trade, not
aid”, proclaimed the old but

still valid UNCTAD-inspired .

slogan.

e) Bio-fuels. Many alterna-
tive sources of energy have
now become competitive,
among them bio-fuels. In a
rational world - and if the
principles of freé market and
comparative advantages were
practised by many of those
who preach them - ethanol

.and bio-diesel production

would be left mostly to tropi-
cal climate developing coun-
tries. This is not happening
because some developed
countries, once more. catering
to their agricultural lobbies,
have started to apply their
usual protectionist policies to
promote local bio-fuel pro-
duction, even at the expense
of food and feedstuff and
whatever the cost to their tax-
payers and to local and for-
eign consumers .

Brazil has a declared inter-

_est in some bio-fuels. It is ben-

efiting greatly from its sugar-
cane hydrated alcohol and
ethanol to replace gasoline
and is now actively promot-
ing bio-diesel while increas-
ing its food production.

The country uses only 2.5
per cent of its arable land to
plant sugar-cane on wasteland
and former extensive grazing
areas that became unneces-
sary.

As to.the environment, sug-
ar cane allows for a 90 per

cent reduction in emissions _

when compared to petrol and
8.3 energy units are created
for every unit of energy used
in ethanol production.
Bio-fuels are not a panacea,
but in many countries, notably
in Africa and Central and
South America there is
enough of land (without sac-
rificing forests or existing agri-

cultural areas), water, sun and © |

labour to start new alternative ~

energy projects.

These. would, of course,
require financing, know-how
and a guaranteed access to
foreign markets, which could

and should be provided by the =
developed countries in their |:

own long-term best interest.
The same reasoning applies

of course to all sorts of food |

production.

Up to now, international : ;

cooperation initiatives in bio- -
fuels have been very sparse. :

One of them is a US$ 306 mil-
lion project in Ghana, where a

local company, Northern Sug- *

ar Resources Ltd, will set up a
30.000 hectare sugar-cane

plantation and an ethanol |

plant.

A Brazilian private compa-
ny will provide the equipment .

and know-how financed by a +

Brazilian state bank BNDES .

to the extent of US$ 260 mil-

lion, whereas Holland and }
Sweden and Holland have *’

offered to import the result-

ing Ghana’s alcohol produc- **

tion.

In the Western Hemisphere, ,

an avenue of cooperation is ,;

also represented by the will- :
ingness of the United States ,

to help set-up and finance bio-

fuel projects in Central Amer- .

ica and the Caribbean.

Perhaps seme initiatives in °<
that area also might benefit
countries that cannot produce **

sugar-cane but have never-

theless a privileged access to *
the US and EU markets and ~

would therefore be able to 's
import alcohol and dehydrate *

for export.

Once having thus assureda “

source of alcohol at lower
prices, such countries could

also use it to replace some 20 |!

per cent of its own gasoline

consumption and car owners ‘°°

may become interested in dri- '

ving “flex-fuel” models that

allow for the use of both ”

ethanol and gasoline.
Tomas M. Guggenheim,
Ambassador of Brazil in
Nassau
Nassau,
May, 2008.

Our lenience ©

and neglect
have ruined
our society

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHEN reading the papers and

listening to the news it defies

description, that this little island —
‘ that was once so tranquilisnowa ;

product of political correctness.

We have trotted behind all the |‘

big conglomerate countries and

fallen into their traps with our
eyes wide open. We don’t have \

enough gumption to stand up for
biblical standards which is the first
to give us the law.

We cater to children, God for-

give the person who called chil- |

dren little darlings.

They are born in sin and we
are to train them to be responsi-
ble human beings. This takes dis-
cipline.

If talking and directing does
not work then a swift hand of cor-

rection on the bottom never 5

killed a child.

We have destroyed our society |
by our lenience and neglect which ;
is a far greater sin than any cor- |

rection could be. God forgive us
for the church is in the same situ-
ation. The only thing you hear is
how much who gave. to what
without any care of where the
funds or goods come from. I get
up in the morning and am
amazed that the God of creation
would allow us to stand on his
eartH and destroy it so. Only by ;
his grace and patience it is so.

J CASH
Nassau,
May 16, 2008.

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008, PAGE 5



Marcus
Garvey
scholar to
visit the
Bahamas



ET ey

This week,
the Bahamas
will be visited
by Dr Robert
- A ill, UCLA
professor and
leading a
scholar on
the life and
work of Mar-
cus Garvey.

Dr Hill will
be giving a
free lecture
‘ to the general
public. on
Thursday
May 22 at 7pm on the 4th floor
of COB's Michael H Eldon
Complex on Thompson Boule-
vard.

It will be Kosted by BACUS
and the School of Social Sci-
ences jointly.

“Please do come out and
invite friends to do the same.
We know it will be worth your
while,” said COB in a state-
ment.

Dr Hill will also be featured
on Bahamas @ Sunrise televi-
sion show live on Friday, May
23.

Robhers take
cash from
store in Coral
Harbor area

A foodstore in the Coral
Harbor area was robbed of an
undetermined amount of cash
on the weekend, according to
police.

Press liaison officer ASP
Walter Evans said the robbery
took place shortly before 9am
on Sunday.

He said three masked gun-

_men entered Budget Food-
store demanding cash.

They held up the store’s
manager and forced him to
open the safe.

The gunmen reportedly fled
the scene ina black Honda.

The getaway vehicle was
discovered still running some-
time later in the Coral Har-
bor area. —

The store’s manager was
not harmed during the ordeal.

Police investigations into
the matter continue.

Marcus
CANN

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from people who are
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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.

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lover country’s future

HE Watchdog group points to police brutality, —

corruption, gambling and judicial failings

Hi By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

Police brutality and corrup-
tion, unchecked gambling and
shortcomings in the judicial sys-
tem are threatening the coun-
try’s future and image abroad, a
local watchdog group has
claimed.

The People for Ethics in Gov-

ernment (PEG) said yesterday
that the “alarm bell must be
sounded” because the country is
adrift. “We do not wish for the
Bahamas to be mired in a
cesspool of corruption and
injustice, which will jeopardize
the future prospects of this
country that we hold so dear,”
they added.

In a press release, PEG said
numerous incidents of police
brutality over the last 12 months
have caused a “further deterio-
ration” in the relationship
between the police and the pub-
lic and in the efforts to tackle
“this nation’s growing crime
problem.”

Continued “blatant abuse of
police power by a few unfit and
undeserving officers of the
RBPF” is a threat not only to
the Bahamian public but to the
good men and women who
form the majority of the force,
the group said. PEG claims the

crime problem is exacerbated
by the “defeatist attitude”
which they allege has been
adopted by the government

towards tackling illegal gam-

bling.
A “very bad message” has
been sent to criminals and law

abiding citizens by the fact that,

despite comments made in the
House of Assembly by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham in
February about their popularity,
“there have been no reports of
attempts by government or the
police to shut down these illegal
operations,” they said.

PEG said it is “outrageous
and embarassing “as well as
“deeply saddening” that no one
has been held accountable for
the death Paul Gallagher, a two
year old British boy who died
on Cabbage beach under an
out-of-control speedboat.

Meanwhile, the Sea Hauler
matter, PEG claimed, “raises
further very ‘serious questions
about the legal system here in
the Bahamas” since the victims
have “yet to have their cases
heard in our courts, have had
difficulty securing legal repre-
sentation, and there have been
no efforts by the Bahamas
Attorney General’s Office to
prosecute the owners of these
vessels.”

Comparing the Gallagher and

Sea Hauler affairs with the
Chalks Ocean Airways crash in
2005, PEG pointed out that the
victims of the latter tragedy
received legal settlements in less
than a year. “Cases appear to
be intentionally slowed in this
nation’s court system to frus-
trate and disillusion those who
entrust it to uphold the princi-
ples of accountability and jus-
tice,” said PEG.

The group is against the
$1million ex-gratia payment
made by the government to the
Sea Hauler victims, claiming
that it sets a “dangerous prece-
dent.”

PEG added: “The Bahamas is
on the verge of being labelled as
being morally and ethically
bankrupt, while our govern-
ment stands idly by and in some
cases appears complicit in facil-
itating an environment where
corruption is endemic.

“We must take the necessary
steps to get it under control and
back on course to avert cata-
strophic consequences.”

PEG describes itself as “a
public watchdog group that
seeks to hold government and
all public officials to high ethical
standards and the principles of
integrity and accountability.”

The group has never named
any of its members or assigned
an official spokesperson. —

Landlords

rap

ped over

‘deplorable

conditions’

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Pineridge
MP Kwasi Thompson hit out
at landlords of low cost apart-
ment units, urging them to
address the’ “deplorable con-
ditions” that struggling families
are forced to endure.

Mr Thompson was speaking
dt the opening of several new-
ly-renovated apartment units
at Baron’s Court, located in
the area of Freeport common-
ly referred to as “the ghetto”,
which includes several dilapi-
dated apartment complexes —
many without running water
or electricity.

“We have too many com-
plaints of unacceptable low
income housing landlords who
take advantage of the tenants
simply because they cannot
afford it,” he said.

Mr Thompson commended
landlord David Bain of Bain
Industries for investing in the
renovation of Baron’s Court.

However, according to the
MP, before “the ghetto” can
be fully renovated, an out-
standing ownership issue must
be resolved.

In November 2003, a joint
effort was launched by the
government and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority to
clean up-Garden Villas, the

‘Colony Club, Tradewinds

Apartments, Bass Lane and

ECan

Weddell Avenue. Several run
down buildings were demol-
ished, but residents of the old
Colony Club Apartments
refused to vacate the units,
where they had lived for many
years. They have been seek-
ing ownership of the units ever
since.

Mr Thompson said: “If you
want to develop the area we
must resolve the land owner-
ship challenges. And if we are
able to resolve the land own-
ership challenges, then, we are
able to encourage the persons
there to develop and upgrade
their area. That is only way
that I see that that area is
going to be developed and ful-
ly brought on stream, and it is
going to take some difficult
decisions and some strong
leadership to do it.”

Mr Bain and his brothers

‘ purchased Baron’s Court, a 48-

unit apartment complex on
Frobisher Drive and

Adventurer’s Way, several
years ago.

The first 12 units were ren-
ovated and opened last week
Friday. The remaining 36 units
will be renovated in phases.

Mr Bain said they expect to
invest between $300,000 and

$500,000.

“We got together as broth-
ers and decided to turn things
around .. . because we felt it
was important to provide
decent and affordable low
income rentals for residents in
the area,” he said.



Business Office ESSE

Khodee’s body released to
relatives after autopsy

_ GRIEVING relatives of murder victim Khodee Davis took
possession of his body yesterday after an autopsy confirmed he
was killed by a stab wound to the heart.

Parents and other family members visited Princess Margaret

Hospital morgue as 16-year-old Khodee’s body was released |'-

following the post-mortem examination. ‘It was then taken Dy
hearse to Bethel Funeral Home in Nassau Street. :

The family also attended a memorial service at Temple Chris-
tian High School, where Khodee was a student. “All his fellow
students were there — it was a very emotional occasion,” said a
source:

, Khodee was killed by a stab wound to the chest when he tried
to intervene in a scuffle at Cabbage Beach over the holiday
weekend. Tourists looked on in horror as he collapsed and died
at the scene. A man is in custody in connection with the incident.

Yesterday, fellow students were wearing pins bearing Khodee’s
portrait, his date of birth and date of death.

The source said: “The boy’s grandmother and others were
overcome during the hymn-singing.’

An autopsy revealed a “perforating injury” to the heart and
stab wound to the chest. On Saturday, Khodee’s body will be tak-
en, to the Church of God at Yamacraw for the funeral service.

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Cuba accuses
top US diplomat
in Havana of
carrying funds
to dissidents

B HAVANA

Cuba is accusing America’s
top diplomat in Havana of car-
rying mail to dissidents that con-
tained private funds from a
Miami-organization run by a
benefactor of communist
Cuba’s No. 1 nemesis, Luis
Posada Carriles, according to
the Associated Press.

Cuban officials made the |

charges Monday . against
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the U.S. Interests Section in
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they say backs up their accusa-
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party: military
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Monday of plotting to assassi-
nate the group’s presidential
candidate using snipers, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.

The Movement for Democ-
ratic Change said Morgan
Tsvangirai planned to return to
Zimbabwe to contest the June
27 runoff election once security
measures are in place to pro-
tect him against the alleged
assassination plot. The opposi-
tion says it received details of
the alleged plot on Saturday as
Tsvangirai was on his way to
the airport in Johannesburg,
South Africa, to return home.

“The assassination plot
involves snipers,” party Secre-
tary-General Tendai Biti told
The Associated Press after. a
news conference in the Kenyan
capital of Nairobi. He said 18
snipers were involved in the
alleged plot.

“It is the military (plotting),
the JOC (Joint Operational
Command) that has been run-
ning the country” since Zim-
babwean President Robert
Mugabe, lost March 29 elections
to Tsvangirai. “I cannot speak
(more) of that because it would
put a lot of lives at risk,” Biti
said.

Biti also condemned African
leaders’ failure to confront
Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader of
28 years, in the strongest terms
yet used by his party.

Tensions rise
between
Colombia and
Venezuela

Bi LIMA, Peru

Tension between Colombia
and Venezuela increased Sun-
- day after Colombia’s defense
minister rejected an accusation
by Venezuela’s government that
60 Colombian troops had ille-
gally entered a border region
of Venezuela known to be a
redoubt for Colombian guerril-
la groups, according to the New
York Times News Service.
The differing accounts of
Colombian troop activity in the
area are part of a dispute that

has been festering for months. °

The dispute intensified in
March when Venezuela reacted
to a Colombian incursion in

Ecuador by saying it would:

respond with military force if
Colombia pursued Colombian
rebels into Venezuela.

Tension resurfaced last week
after Interpol verified that com-
puter files recovered by Colém-
bian forces in the Ecuadorean
raid had not been altered. The
files refer to military and finan-
cial support by Venezuela of
the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC,
a group classified as a terrorist
organization by the United
States and the European Union.

Independent proof of such
support has not emerged.

In the latest episode,
Venezuela’s foreign minister,
Nicolas Maduro, said Saturday
night that Colombian troops
had been detected Friday in
Apure state in western
Venezuela, about 875 yards
from the Colombian border. In
a rare written protest, Maduro
asked Colombia “to immedi-
ately cease these violations of
international law.”

Dr David Allen made
Distinguished Life
Fellow of the APA

Bahamian psychiatrist Dr
David Allen was made a Dis-
tinguished Life Fellow of the
American Psychiatric Associ-

ation, the highest honour that’

the profession bestows.

Distinguished Fellows are
recognised for their demon-
strated skill in administrative,
educational, and clinical set-
tings.

They are also noted for vol-
unteering in mental health and
medical activities of social sig-
nificance and involvement in
community activities.

_On May 5, Dr Allen
received the award in Wash-
ington, D C Afterwards, a spe-
cial reception in his honour
was held at the home of Dr
Norma Vaglio Lauren attend-
ed by friends, colleagues and
former students.

The following day, Dr Allen —

was further honoured at the
consortium of drug treatment
programmes which he found-
ed in Washington, DC in the
1990s.

The programmes treat
chronically addicted persons,
many of whom are ex-con-
victs, homeless or sentenced
to the programmes by the

court. A programme for
females, the Fulton House of
Hope, has become an inter-
national model for treatment
of the “Broken Woman Syn-
drome”, developed especial-
ly for women who are suffer-
ing from chronic addictions,
prostitution, and multiple
criminal offenses.

The Haven, modelled after

the programme Dr Allen -

developed in Nassau in the
1980s, housed in the Gospel
Rescue Mission in downtown
Washington, DC, offers free
inpatient drug treatment, edu-
cation, and rehabilitation for
men from the inner city.
Through the Eleuthera
Institute, which Dr. Allen
founded to co-ordinate his
Washington programmes and
research, Dr Allen has been
asked to spearhead a compre-
hensive evaluation of the
Washington Gospel Rescue
Ministries drug treatment pro-

grammes. Professor Wallace .

Mendell, Professor Emeritus
at Johns Hopkins University
and Mr Michael Cortesi of the
World Bank, will join Dr
Allen in the evaluation.

Dr Allen was trained in

Lifelong friendship
SIME Cocm ITM Renata
near-death experience

@ BY LISA LAWLOR

DOROTHY BROWN began working for Mrs Patricia Jeal
in the year 1956. Their professional relationship soon turned into
a familial bond as Mrs Brown took care of Mrs Jeal’s daughter

Debrah, born in 1957.

“We are like sisters!”
exclaims Mrs Brown.

When the Jeal family
moved to England in 1959, it
was a sad goodbye, with
promises to keep in touch for-
ever. And they did.

Mrs Jeal, 72, and Mrs
Brown, 74, have never lost
contact through the long
endearing letters they wrote

each other over these past 52 .

years. Mrs Brown has even
travelled to visit the Jeals in
England four times.

“We have an unbreakable
bond,” says Mrs Brown, “and
I have been treated like a

queen on my visits to England.”



BONDED: Dorothy Brown (left) and
Patricia Jeal.

*Dorothy is really a part of the family now,” says Mrs Jeal, “my
granddaughter even calls her Granny Dorothy.”
However, when the Jeals came down to visit recently, their ever-

lasting tie was put on the line.

Just last weék, Mrs Brown, her daughter and Mrs Jeal were dri-
ving on the East-West Highway on their way to Sunshine Insur-
ance. They were driving along at a regular speed when the car
went out of control, ¢.ad put them all in Princess Margaret Hos-
pital. Police later told them the accident may have been caused by

a blown tyre.

This near-death experience, although there were no serious
injuries, served to show the life long friends just how precious their
relationship really is. Their 52-year friendship could’ve been
wasted away in those few moments, and they are both reassured
of the importance of keeping in touch.

“They are always welcome in my home,” says Mrs Brown,
“and her children are just like my own children.”

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medicine at St Andrew’s Uni-
versity, Scotland, and in Psy-
chiatry and Public Health at
Harvard University where he
was the Joseph P Kennedy
Fellow 1973-74.

He taught at Yale Universi-
ty and was made a Clinical
Professor of Psychiatry at
Georgetown University Med-
ical School.

In 1985, in the wake of the
first recorded crack cocaine
epidemic outside of South
America, Dr Allen spear-
headed the Bahamas National
Drug Task Force and the
National Drug Council, of
which he was the first director.

He established Knowles
House on the grounds of
PMH, the first community
mental health centre in the
Bahamas, which became the
center for international
research on cocaine addiction
and treatment.

With the support of the pri-
vate sector and various
churches, he started The
Haven, a drug treatment pro-
gramme for men, which con-
tinues today.

In 1987, Dr Allen was
awarded the Bennett Com-

monwealth Prize by the Roy-
al Society of Arts in London
for his international contribu-
tion to the study and treat-
ment of cocaine addiction.

In 2002, he was recognised
as a Health Hero by the Pan
American Health Organisa-
tion (PAHO).

Dr Allen is currently com-

RECEIVES HIGHEST HONOUR OF HIS PROFESSION



pleting a research project on
violent crime and the chronic
drug syndrome, which he
believes is at the heart of the
crime crisis facing the
Bahamas today.

He is in the process of work-
ing with the government on
an anti-school violence pro-
gramme.

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In-our opinion, the accompanying consolidated balance sheet
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reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists,
and testing and evaluating the design and operating
effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk.
Our audit also included performing such other procedures as
we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that
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and for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005 were
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(February 4, 2008 as to the effects of the restatement
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.




dn millions, except par value
——_Sa er







Assets Ney
Cash and due from banks $ 3,56 5S 3.523
Federal funds sold and resale agreements a : ees
Other short-term investments, inelnding trading securities 4, 5 Gs
Loans held for sale : ce 7 A
Securities available for sale \ aaa vaek
Loans, net of unearned income of $990 and $795 68, 9 53 108
Allowance for loan and lease losses "api Ces
SS ea See Bee ee OSD) (500)
Net loans 67,489 49,545
Goodwill ‘ 3.40
Other intangible assets rae ae
Equity investments aoe 5 ae
Other oe e
C aS A Se he Ne Cee eR ine OU A ‘ 11,258 8.929
ssets $138,920 $10
$138,920 _$101.820
Liabilities
Deposits :
Noninterest-bearing
eee : . $ 19,440 S$ 16.070
ee Ae ay 1 “OMT toes He +15 63,256, p< AQ.2316
oO deposits, : 782,696 - “66.501
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Federal funds purchased 7
Repurchase agreements ae 3
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings 7,065 tap
Bank notes and senior debt 682i. 3 a
* Subordinated debt : 4,506 geo
Oth t 99
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otal borrowed funds = = TS 300: 5
Allowance for unfunded loan commitments and letters of credit ey eas
Accrued expenses 4,330 3 970
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Minority and noncontrolling interests in consolidated entities * 1,654 885

Shareholders’ Equity
Preferred stack (a)
Common stock - $5 par value

Authorized 800 shares, issued 353 shares f
Capital surplus
Retained earings
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Common stock held in treasury at cost; 12 and 60 saree

Total sharcholders’ equity .

Total liabilities, minority and noncontrolling interests, and
‘shareholders’ equity






(a) Less than $.5 million at each datc.
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A copy of the Annual Report may be obtained from Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited,
Ansbacher House, Bank Lane, Nassau, Bahamas.



A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a
process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding
the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of
financial statements for external purposes in accordance with
gencrally accepted accounting principles. A company’s
internal control over financial reporting includes those policies
and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records
that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the
transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;

(ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are
recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial
statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company
are being made only in accordance with authorizations of
management and directors of the company; and (iii) provide
reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection
of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the
company’s assets that could have a material effect on the
financial statements.















Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over
financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements.
Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future
periods are subject to the risk that controls may become
inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the
degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may
deteriorate.







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THE TRIBUNE



assau welcomes SUNY

llege cadets

aritime Co



ALL SMILES: Bahamian cadets on board the Ele 3 State VI with Vice Admiral John W Craine and Dr gpseph

Hoffman.

@ By Gladstone Thurston

Thirteen Bahamian cadets
were among 572 State Univer-

‘sity of New York Maritime Col-

lege students on board training
vessel, The Empire State. VI,
which visited Nassau on the
weekend.

They: were accompanied by
Vice Admiral John W Craine,
Jr, president of SUNY Maritime
College; Dr Joseph Hoffman,
vice. president of academic

. affairs and College Provost; and

Captain Richard Smith, com-
mandant of cadets.

They were welcomed in a cer-
emony at Prince George Wharf
by Labour and Maritime Affairs
Minister Dion Foulkes; Educa-
tion, Youth and Sports Minister
Carl Bethel; Minister of State

for Tourism and Aviation .

Branville McCartney; execu-
tives in the maritime industry,
family and friends.

The cadets are on a 10-week
training programme. They left
New York on’May 12. Nassau

/ + was’ the first of-four ports of call.

They are headed. across the
Atlantic to Spain and France,
through, the straights of Gibral-
tar, and on to England before
returning to New York.

They left on Sunday after
participating in a number of
community events in ‘Nassau.

Twelve other countries are
represented on board the
Empire State VI.

The Bahamas has 12 more
cadets studying in California.

_“A lot of training goes on
during those days,” said Vice
Admiral Craine. “We ask an
awful lot of our students and
they never cease to amaze us.
They are doing a terrific job
aboard the ship. ,

“They are learning a great

' deal about life at sea, engineer-





STUDENTS in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps programme were on
hand to welcome cadets on board the training ship Empire State VI.

ing and:seamanship skills. More:
importantly they, along with all
their shipmates, are learning an
awful lot about themselves. We
are very proud of them.”

He said he looks forward to
more: Bahamians attending
SUNY Maritime College. It is

tated one of the best of its kind
‘in the United States:

“Our graduating seniors all

have jobs or job offers at grad- —

uation, and they receive some of
the highest*starting salaries of

‘any graduating senior in the

country,” said Vice Admiral
Craine. “In addition to a world
class education, and the hands
on training they get on this ship,
they also get to visit at least a
dozen ports of call.”

Capt Eugene Munro, the

pilot who guided the Empire
State VI through Nassau Har-
bour and his apprentice were

both SUNY Maritime College _

graduates.

Dr Hoffman noted that schol-
arships were offered last year
to Bahamians to participate in
their summer leadership forum.

“This August,” he said, “17
of them will enter the Maritime
College as fully matriculated
students.

“There are 13 Bahamian stu-
dents on board the ship. My
goal is that the next time-we vis-
it the Bahamas we will have
increased that number by ten-
fold.”

The Bahamas has the world’s
largest cruise ship registry and
the third largest registry for all
ships.

Minister Foulkes encouraged
Bahamians to take advantage
of opportunities in the maritime
field.

“Given the opportunities that
exist in the maritime industry,”
he said, “the number of
Bahamians enrolled in related
courses and employed in the
field is still far too small.

“Tam very happy therefore,
to see young Bahamians, their
classmates and their instructors
making Nassau their first port of
call, and setting an example to
those still in high school.”

MARITIME AFFAIRS. AND LABOUR MINISTER Dion Foulkes (right) welcomes Vice Admiral John W Craine and
his 572 cadets. Also pictured are Bahamian marine engineering student, Cadet Brad Shurland of Freeport, and
Bahamas Maritime Authority director Dudley Martinborough. :

















PHOTOS: Derek Smith/BIS

ATTENTIVE: Pic-
tured, seated,
from left, are
Archdeacon Keith
Cartwright; Vice
Admiral John W
Craine, Youth and
Sports Minister
Carl Bethel, and
Minister of State
in the Ministry of
Tourism and Avi-
ation Branville
McCartney.



THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008, PAGE 9



Sex scandal
row deepens

FROM page one

in the opinion of the opposition The Tribune was told, is the “group
of people” closely related to the governing party, who made the
decision to only suspend the boy for a period, and strip him of his
official position at the school, rather than seek police involve-
ment.

“My concern,” said the source, “is how they are covering up
the issue.”

The duo was caught in a sex act at an after school event more that
a month ago.

Initial reports indicated that they were caught on security cam-
era but more recent information received by The Tribune indicates
that a teacher caught them in the act.

Chief Superintendent Glenn Miller told The Nassau Guardian
several weeks ago that, police should have been made aware of the
incident as it involved a minor under the age of consent. However,
just over a week ago, Mr Miller told The Tribune that police have
neither received a report from the school nor the parents of the girl
involved. These parties, he explained, are usually responsible for
bringing such matters forward to authorities.

Whether or not this sex act between these teenagers is a crime is’

unclear, however. The Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act
does not speak directly to consenting sex between teenagers when
one is under the age of consent, as the act was designed to protect
underage children from predatory adults.

The name of the parliamentarian and that of the school is post-
ed on numerous Bahamian Internet sites. The raising of the issue
in the House, however, will bring the issue to the full attention of
the public, as all speech in Parliament is protected and can be dis-
cussed freely in the conventional media.

The PLP source said that raising the name of the parliamentar-
ian will not be a surprise for the public as “everybody knows the sto-

ry” from either the Internet or gossip circles.

Two arrests over

cop shooting

FROM page one

rently in police custody.

"All I can say is that we have two people arrested for’ question-
ing in reference to the matter. They were picked up over the week-
end," he said.

The two suspects are beeen their late 20s to early 30s, ACP Fer-
guson said.

When pressed by The Tribune for more details surrounding the
capture, Acting ACP Gibson avoided further comment saying he
did not want to pre-empt an impending press conference with the
Acting Commissioner of Police Reginald-Ferguson.

"I know there may be a press conference pending (on the arrests)

,and I don't want to pre-empt what the commissioner might say,"

said Acting ACP Gibson on Monday.

‘Bergenfield Chief of Police Ricks McGarril; in whose depart-
ment the shot officer, John Casper, has been’ deployed for the
past 19 years, said his department was pleased with the swift work
of the RBPF.

"Obviously we are very gratified and extremely happy with the
work of the Nassau police department for bringing this to a very
swift conclusion. We know. from being in. law enforcement it is
not easy to solve these crimes, so we are grateful for their work,"
said Chief McGarril who was informed of the arrests by a col-
league early Monday morning.

Officer Casper is expected to be transferred to a New Jersey hos-

pital by today if doctors give the go-ahead, Chief McGarril said. Up
to press time last night Mr Casper was in stable condition at a
Nassau hospital but anxious to return home, he added.

Around 10 pm last Wednesday, 49- year-old Casper, with three
female companions, was walking to a nearby casino when they
were accosted by two gunmen who demanded cash.

Reportedly, he refused to hand over his wallet and was shot
once in the chest. The two gunmen fled the area in a white car.

The incident, which occurred steps away from former prime
minister Perry Christie's home, gained significant international
attention and put the Ministry of Tourism on watch for possible fall-
out.

But Chief McGarril said his opinion. of The Bahamas has not

changed in light of his subordinate' s tragedy, adding he may vaca-

tion here this Fall.

"I know that this Fall I usually take my vacation and The
Bahamas was on my short list of (vacation spots). This incident
doesn't in any way, shape, or form change that. People in law
enforcement know that these incidents can happen anywhere in the
world and it doesn't reflect anything on The Bahamas or the peo-
ple of The Bahamas," he said.

OVERSEAS NEWS i:

South Africa seeks to end
anti-foreigner attacks

M@ REIGER PARK, — President Thabo Mbeki reit-

LOCAL NEWS

Police sick-out | Pilot convicted
claims denied | of transporting

FROM page one

planned the sick-out with Mr Sands two days before, a source told
The Tribune. Mr Sands has denied this.

Tension is brewing in the force under Acting Police Commis-
sioner Reginald Ferguson who has tightened the rules for officers
who want to work for private functions as armed guards when off
duty.

Mr Sands said most of the 2,200 officers his association represents
are unhappy with the strict way Mr Ferguson judges which private
events he will allow officers to work at when off-duty.

The Tribune’s source maintains the mass illness was an organised
protest which three officers refused to go along with. However, Mr

‘Sands maintains there was no premeditated action and believes the
officers all fell ill from eating a poisoned piece of fish.

Mr Sands also denied claims that a covert campaign is underway
to organise a series sick-outs by officers.

He. added: “The association is disappointed in the manner in
which things are going in regards to private engagement but there
is no action they could take down the line of withholding services
because it is illegal for them to strike.”

Mr Sands plans to meet with Police Staff Association execu-
tives on Friday to discuss a way forward.

He said: “If they are off-duty and the corporate community or the

‘ business establishment are requesting off duty: Relics officers, it

should not be a problem.

“TI am a police officer and if I am having a einen where a:

couple of thousand people would be in attendance, I would prefer
there to be armed police officers than security men.

“It is the police who are capable of maintaining law and order,
of apprehending criminals and delaying offenders,” he said.

Lady Cash dies in
hospital aged 82

second son, Gerald, her daughter, Mrs Sharon Erskine of Montreal,
Canada, and four grandchildren.

_She was predeceased by her husband, Sir Gerald, and their son,

Gordon.

Funeral services will be nncunesd later.

Lady Cash was born to the late Claudius and Henrietta Long of
St Ann’s Parish, Jamaica.

She was one of eight children, four boys and four girls.

After attending elementary school Lady Cash entered Wolmers
Girls School in Kingston.

Later, she did a commercial course — shorthand, typing and
book-keeping up to the trial balance stage at Southermere Com-
mercial School in Kingston.

In 1940 Lady Cash began three years with the Auxiliary Terri-
torial Service of the Jamaican Army in Kingston and attained the
rank of corporal. -

She married Bahamian lawyer Gerald Cash in 1950. In 1979
her husband was appointed Governor-General and the couple
moved to Government House where they remained until 1988.

Sir Gerald, 84, died in January 6, 2003 after failing to recover from
a massive stroke.



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drugs faces jail

FROM page one

Operation Busted Manatee, a 29-month international Organised
Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation into cocaine and
marijuana trafficking, conducted by the Drug Enforcement Admin-

-istration with support from Bahamas police, the US Coast Guard

and other federal, state and local law enforcement, working with
partners in six foreign countries. ©

A grand jury returned the indictment against Ferguson on Feb-
ruary 4, 2004, charging him with conspiracy to manufacture or
distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or _
more of marijuana, knowing and intending for the narcotics to be
imported into the United States.

Ferguson was arrested on April 13, 2005, in Jamaica and extra-
dited to the United States on February 3, 2006. Ferguson is sched-
uled to be sentenced on Septembér 8 before Judge Gladys Kessler.

Atlantis guest
chokes to death

FROM page one

signs of distress, but Atlantis denied this. |

Yesterday, the-resort said: “On Wednesday May 14 staff at Casa
D’Angelo were made aware that a guest had become ill at the
table and her companion asked for assistance.

“Our staff responded in a manner which we believe was both
appropriate and efficient and the guest was taken to hospital by
ambulance.”

~The resort added: “Our sympathies go out to the family with
respect to this very unfortunate event.”

Bahamian smuggling
suspect is captured
FROM page one |

‘sons list and as a result they took him into custody.

"He has since been transported to Grand Bahama where he is
being held and we are looking at seeing whether he is wanted on .
any charges in The Bahamas (and) we are now trying to see

whether or not he is in fact the man who is wanted. by US author-

ities," said Mr Gibson, who confirmed the suspect is a Bahamian.
A second Bahamian man on America's Most Wanted List for sus-
pected human smuggling has so far eluded capture by US and
Bahamian authorities.
"If we can find him he will be questioned on related matters,"

said
Mr Gibson. ;









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of Nassau, The Bahamas, who died
in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on 12th
May, 2008, will be held at Christ
Church Cathedral, George Street,









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“at 2:00 p.m.

The Very Rev. Patrick L. Adderley,
Dean of Nassau,assisted by Fr.
Michael Gittens,Priest Vicar, will
“ officiate. Cremation will follow.









South Africa

Clashes pitting the poorest of
the poor against ore another
have killed 22 people in South
Africa and underscored bitter
frustration with the govern-
ment’s failure to deliver enough
jobs, housing and schools.

Police brought in reinforce-
ments as violence hopped from
slum to slum in scenes reminis-
cent of some of the bloodiest
days of apartheid. Most of the
victims have been immigrants
from Zimbabwe and elsewhere
in Africa living in squatter
camps.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
made an impassioned plea
Monday for the violence to end.
“Please stop. Please stop the
violence now,” he said in a
statement. “These are our sis-
ters and brothers.”

Tutu said that when South
Africans were fighting
apartheid, they were support-

ed by people worldwide, “We
can’t repay them by killing their
children,” he said. “We can’t
disgrace our struggle by these
acts of violence.”

|
4

erated his call for an immedi-

ate stop to the attacks, saying ~

“nothing can justify it” and that
police will get to the “root of

. this anarchy.”

South Africans are struggling

- to buy food as prices rise amid

stubbornly high unemployment,
and many complain the gov-
ernment hasn’t worked fast
enough to build houses, schools
and hospitals for the black
majority. Foreigners were
attacked because they are seen
as competing for scarce
resources — and because they
were the closest targets at hand
for the poor.

Leyton Salaman, a 35-year-
old tiler from Malawi, said the
trouble started slowly in
Ramaphosa, a collection of
shacks east of Johannesburg. A
few foreigners were beaten Fri-
day, then shacks were set afire.
When the killing started Sun-
day, Salaman and hundreds of
others fled to neighboring
Reiger Park, where he sat in a
church yard Monday.

“These people, they said,
“You are taking our jobs,” said
Salaman, who has lived in South

they just come and take our
things.”

Police spokesman Govind-
samy Mariemuthoo said 22 peo-
ple had been killed since the
violence broke out last week.
Mariemuthoo said more than
200 people had been arrested
on charges including murder,
rape and robbery.

Mariemuthoo §aid police
reservists and officers from oth-
er regions were being called in
to help. The South African Red
Cross and other aid groups
appealed for funds to care for
the hundreds of displaced.

Some. victims were set afire.

Jonathan Whittal, a humanitar-
ian affairs officer with Medecins
Sans Frontieres, said his group
had seen cases of rape as well as
gunshot and other wounds.

“The violence is extreme,”
Whittal said, calling for a more
coordinated humanitarian
response.

He also said security for
immigrants would remain a con-
cern even after the current out-
break is extinguished and the
underlying causes would have
to be addressed.

\

and Frederick Hazlewood; daughter-in-law, Bonnie
Hazlewood; grandchildren, Macushla Glass, Rick
Hazlewood, Marnie Reid and Kevin Chambers; great-
grandchildren, Robert Glass, Kayla Chambers, Olivia
Hazlewood, Whit Hazlewood, Matthew Reid and Sofia
Reid; her brothers and sister, Emmett Pritchard, Sally
Hazlewood and Sigmund Pritchard; The Management and
staff of The John Bull group of companies and Asa H.
Pritchard Limited, as well as extended family and dear
friends.











In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bahamas
National Trust, P.O.Box N.4105, Nassau; Queen's College,
P.O.Box N.7127, Nassau or The Salvation Army, P.O.Box
N.205, Nassau, in Memory of Mrs. Macushla A. Hazlewood.





Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited, 22
Palmdale Avenue, Nassau, The Bahamas.



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Over 200
athletes
expected
at Special
Olympics
champs

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

MORE than.200 athletes
will be on display this week-
end in the Special Olympics
Bahamas Championships at
Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
tre.

According to chairman Basil
Christie, this will be the biggest
event of the year on their cal-
endar and they intend to show-
case some of the athletes who
participated in the World
Games in China last year.

“We are having our local
championships to keep our
athletes active,” Christie point-
ed out. “So this will be our
National Championships.”

For the first time, Christie
said they are expecting a team
of 30 athletes from Abaco to
participate along with Long
Island, Grand Bahama and
New Providence.

The athletes will get a
chance to compete-in bocce,
swimming and track and field.
Bocce will be played on Fri-
day.

On Saturday morning, the
swimming competition will
take place at the Betty Kelly
Kenning Swimming Centre.
Track and field will conclude
the competition at Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field Sta-

dium.
Just before the track com-
petition starts, Christie

declared that they will stage a
big official opening ceremony
with a torch being carried
through the stadium.

Minister of State for Sports
Byran Woodside is expected
to declare the games open.

“We are expecting about 200
athletes to compete this year,”
Christie pointed out. “This is
the largest field that we have
had in a long time.”

Christie said it’s going to be
important for parents and fam-
ily members to come out and
cheer on the athletes as they
will also be vying for spots on
the national team.

“Our biggest disappointment
every year is that we don’t get
sufficient parents and family
members to come out,” he
insisted. “The athletes com-
pete, but there are hardly any
family members there.”

Admission is free.

“We have our regional
games in Curacao next year
and so we are hoping that the
athletes will perform well
enough to be considered for
the team,” Christie said.

Christic said last month they
sent some of their athletes off
to the Penn Relays in Philadel-
phia and a basketball team
travelled to Florida to com-
pete. .

In July, in Brazil, a team will

compete in the Pan American .

Tennis Championships.

And from December 4-5,

Christie revealed that Special
Olympics Bahamas will host a
regional basketball tourna-
ment. Immediately following
the championships, Christie
said they will release more
information on the basketball
tournament.

Christie said this will pro-
vide the public with a rare
opportunity to see the nation-
al team in competition at
home.

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behind the news,

read Insight
on Mondays



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â„¢ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

EVEN though Michael ‘The Amaz-
ing’ Gbenga is not due to arrive in
town from Africa until Wednesday,
First Class Promotions promoter
Michelle Minus said Saturday night’s
British Commonwealth title fight is
on.
Gbenga, 29, will put his 5-3 win-loss
record on the line at Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium against Jermaine ‘Choo

Choo’ Mackey, 28, who is 15-3 with
12 knockouts. The two will square off
in the 12-round main event for the
vacant title.

“Things are looking pretty good. We
have been getting a lot of calls and
people are very excited,” Minus stated.
“The fact is this show will finally come
off after the two previous postpone-
ments.”

It is 21 years since the Bahamas last
hosted a British Commonwealth title
fight. To that end, Minus said they are
honouring her husband, Ray Minus

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Jr., the last Bahamian to hold a British
Commonwealth title, during the show.

Minus Jr., who was British Com-
monwealth bantamweight champion, is
currently coaching Mackey, which
makes the night a historic one on both
fronts.

“Every show that we host, we try to
honour a Bahamian who has made a
significant contribution to the sport,”
she pointed out. “We just thought that
it was only fitting that Ray Minus Jr
should be the honouree for this show.”

Fighting in the co-main event will

Austin, Texas.

the 40-44 age group.

- ming centre in 1988.

Leading the medal haul were
Percy Knowles and David
Morley. Knowles swam in the
75-79 age group and Morley in

Also competing were Nancy
Knowles, Andy Knowles,
Jerome Fitzgerald, Simon
Frank and Iva Dreke-Russell
of the Barracuda Swim Club.

The US Masters Nationals
represents the fastest swimmers
in the US and from around the
world. This year’s meet stands
out in several ways. This year is
the 20th anniversary of the first
time the Nationals was held at
the University of Texas swim-



be Meacher ‘Pain’ Major against
American Luis Bolano. {

Jerry ‘Bi Daddy’ Butler has a date
with James ‘Killer’ Coakley. But
Minus said if Coakley fails his physical, .
Colombian Armando Rodriquez is
scheduled to fill in.

Ryan ‘Big Youth’ McKenzie is set to
square off against Ricardo ‘One Shot’
Bethel and Alpachino ‘Banger’ Allen
will take on Sean ‘Patches’ McPhee.

As fight night looms, Minus said

_ SEE page 13

Swift’s nine-medal
haul at US Nationals

OVER the weekend of May
1-4, Swift Swimming won nine
medals at the US Nationals in

The pool is also the training
ground for World Record
swimming sensations lan
Crocker, Brendan Hansen and
Aaron Peirsol, proteges of the
legendary Eddie Reese, the
university's head swimming
and diving coach for men.

The meet attracted some
1,800 swimmers.

Knowles and Morley are
competing in their third con-
secutive short course Masters
Nationals. Knowles led the way
with six medals, followed by
Morley with three.

Knowles got 6th place
medals in the 50, 100, and 200
free. A third place in the 50
breast-stroke in 40.86, 2nd in
thé 100 breast in 1:37.62, and a

SEE page 13

Water polo team wins gol

A BAHAMAS-based
international water polo
team, the Caribbean All
Stars, scored a major victory
last weekend, playing an
undefeated four-game series
to win the gold medal at the
Dutch Caribbean Open in
Curacao.

“This is an historic win for
a team comprised of
Caribbean players,” said
Bahamas water polo team
coach Laszlo (Lotty) Borbe-
ly. “This competition has
some of the most competi-
tive water polo in the
Caribbean and shows that
Bahamas-based players can
play and win at this level.” :

The team, including
Bahamians who train nightly
at the Betty Kelly Kenning
Swimming Pool, consists of
Michael Farrant, Chris Illing,
Paul King and eight players
from various countries in the
Caribbean plus Coach Bor-
bely,.an internationally-
acclaimed-.coach who was
brought to The Bahamas to
train the adult and junior
teams.

“Water polo is an explo-
sive contact water sport that
requires great co-ordination,
fitness and team spirit,” said
Farrant, one of the team’s
founding players and its first
captain. “Bahamas water

ago with a handful of players
and now The Bahamas-
based water polo team com-
petes in five to six large
International tournaments a
year. But this event — an
incredible win for the four
Bahamas-based players with
the team — was an amazing
event.

“It was such an honour for
the Caribbean All Stars to
win all four games in such a
highly competitive tourna-
ment against a mixture of
Dutch and Curacao teams
and take home the first place
trophy.’ The Dutch
Caribbean Open was one of
the most exciting tourna-
ments I have ever played in
and the level of water polo
was truly astounding for the
Caribbean.”

Paul

\

The sport itself is gaining
popularity quickly with play-
ers training five nights a
week under the guidance of a
professional coach.

“Coach Lotty played and
developed his coaching in
Hungary, which is the most
developed water polo nation
in the world,” said player
King.
Jamaica’s national squad
from its infancy through to
competing twice at the
Junior World Champi-
onships. The Bahamas water
polo team is privileged to
have been able to take on
such a world-class coach.”

According to Farrant,
developing younger players
is a top priority shared by
adult team members.

“The under-18s Bahamas
water polo team will also be

SEE page 13

“He took





MEMBERS of the Bahamas-based Caribbean All Star water polo team take the winners’ stand after sweeping regional competition in Curacao
last weekend. Laszlo (Lotty) Borbely, coach, holds the winner's cup. To his left is Michael Farrant, Bahamas resident and player.

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SPORTS



Davydenko eases past
Eitzinger in first roun

POERTSCHACH, Austria (AP) —
Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko eased
past Rainer Eitzinger of Austria 6-1, 6-
1 Monday in the first round of the

_ Hypo Group International.

The fourth-ranked Russian, who
won the event in 2005 and 2006, broke
Eitzinger’s serve five times.

“The first two rounds of a tourna-
ment are always hard, so I am glad I
came through this one so easily,”
Davydenko said. “I tried to minimise
my errors and play as consistently as
possible. For me, this event is an
important warmup for the French
Open.”

Jurgen Melzer defeated 18-year-old
American Donald Young 7-5, 6-2, Ivan
Navarro beat Vincent Spadea of the
United States 6-4, 6-4 and Daniel
Gimeno-Traver defeated Werner
Eschauer.

Jiri Vanek beat wild-card entrant
Martin Verkerk:7-5, 4-6, 6-2. It was
Verkerk’s first singles match on the
ATP Tour since the 2007 French Open
due to various injuries.

Oliver Marach led Sam Querrey of
the United States 6-3, 3-5 in a match
suspended by rain. The match between
seventh-seeded Mario Ancic and Rob-
by Ginepri of the United States had
not yet started and was rescheduled
for Tuesday.

DUESSELDORF, Ger-

Open on Monday because of
a right shoulder injury and
hopes to be ready for Wim-
bledon.

The sixth-ranked Ameri-
can, who lost in the first. ~
round at Roland Garros the |
‘last two years, retired from
the semifinals of the Rome
Masters on May 10. He
skipped the Hamburg Mas-
ters last week, but had been
expected to play this week at
the World Team Cup in
Duesseldorf. — .

“Andy is pulling out with
an upper back shoulder
injury, the same thing that he
had in Rome,” said John
Roddick, Andy’s brother and
the US captain at the World
Team Cup. “He’s pulling out
of here and he’s also going to
miss the French Open, too.”

_ John Roddick said he
hoped his brother would be
ready for the grass-court
tournament at Queen’s Club,
a key warmup for Wimble-
don.

“The shoulder doctor we
use is out of New York City
so he was right there, and ~
Andy had an MRI and
there’s some inflammation so
he pulled him from here and
the French,” John Roddick
said. “I don’t think it’s going
to be anything that’s terribly
long and I would be surprised
if he was not ready to go for
Queen’s. But as for now he
needs to take a good 10 days,
12 days, just rest.” .

Andy Roddick won his
only Grand Slam title at the
2003 US Open. He has
reached three other major
finals, losing to Roger Feder-
er twice at Wimbledon and
once at the US Open.

At the French Open, Rod-'
dick’s best showing came in
his debut in 2001 when he
reached the third round. He
reached the second round in
2004 and ‘05, but has lost in
the first round four times.

But his success this year in
Rome had given Roddick
hope ahead of the French
Open, which starts Sunday.
The former top-ranked play-
er also has won two titles this
season, in San Jose and
Dubai.

“He’s been playing well all
year and he was excited to be
playing on the clay and really
had a good frame of mind in
practice and in his matches,”
John Roddick said. “He felt
really comfortable on the
clay this year, so he really
liked his chances of doing
better than he has, and he did
it in Rome. He was optimistic
about his draw in France and
wanted to come over and try

Coeecwe [Lopes to be ready for Wimbledon

to play well. So for him it’s IN THIS April 13, 2008 file photo, Andy Roddick (inset holding shoulder) returns a shot during a Davis Cup tennis quarterfinals match. Rod-
disappointing.” dick, the highest-ranked American man, withdrew from the French Open yesterday because of a right shoulder injury.

NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO returns a ball to Rainer Eitzinger during their first round match of the ATP tennis tournament in Poertschach,

Austria, yesterday.





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Kerstin Joensson/AP

Roddick withdraws from French —
Open because of shoulder injury

Photos: Nell Redmond/AP



US beat
Czech

ad Republic

2-1 at

World

Team
Cup

DUESSELDORF, Ger-
many (AP) — The United
States beat the Czech Repub-
lic 2-1 at the World Team
Cup on Monday despite hav-
ing to use another doubles
team because of an undis-
closed injury to top-ranked
‘Bob and Mike Bryan.

The Bryan brothers were
replaced by James Blake and
Wayne Odesnik, who rallied
past Tomas Berdych and
Pavel Vizner 0-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Blake and Odesnik had split
their singles matches in the
Red Group on Sunday, with
Blake losing to Berdych and
Odesnik beating Ivo Minar,

Andy Roddick also with-
drew after the shoulder
injury that forced his retire-
ment in the Rome Masters
semifinals flared again after
several days of practice. The
sixth-ranked American will
miss the French Open, but
expects to begin his grass-
court preparations at Queens
in his traditional warmup for
Wimbledon.

Split

Eight teams are split into
two groups. In a new format
for 2008, each series consists
of two singles and a doubles
played over two days. That
ensures each team competes
every day during the round-
robin period. The group win-
ners play in Saturday’s final.

On Tuesday and Wednes-
day, the United States will
face Argentina and Sweden
will play the Czech Republic
in the Red Group. In the
Blue Group, Germany will
play Italy and Russia takes
on Spain.

Also in the Red Group,
Juan Ignacio Chela, part of
the winning Argentine team
in 2007, swept aside Sweden’s
Thomas Johansson 6-2, 6-1 to
even the series after Robin
Soderling had defeated
Guillermo Canas on Sunday.
In the doubles, Robert Lind-
stedt and Robin Soderling
overcame Lucas Arnold and
Sebastian Prieto 7-5, 6-2 to
give Sweden a 2-1 victory.

In the Blue Group, Ger-
many’s Nicolas Kiefer was.
replaced by Denis Gremel-
mayr, who lost 6-4, 6-3 to
Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
Kiefer, a Hamburg quarterfi-
nalist last week after upset-
ting fourth-ranked Nikolay
Davydenko, has a cold. But
Germany won 2-1 when
Christopher Kas and Philipp
Petzschner defeated Marcel
Granollers and Feliciano
Lopez 6-7 (5), 6-4, 10-5.

Russia won the Blue
Group series against Italy 2-1
despite Igor Andreev and

’ Dmitry Tursunov losing the

doubles 6-4, 6-4 to Simone
Bolelli and Potito Starace.
Russia won both singles Sun-
day.

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Heat looking
to buck the
odds at the
NBA lottery

@ By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — It’s been a
constant source of debate in Mia-
mi for weeks.

Whom will the Heat pick in the
NBA draft? Kansas State forward
Michael Beasley or Memphis
point guard Derrick Rose?

Odds are, they won’t get a shot
at choosing either one.

Having the NBA’s worst record
this season (15-67) only guaran-
tees the Heat one of the top four
picks in next month’s draft, the
full order of which will be set
Tuesday at the selection lottery,
a complicated event where the
order of pingpong, balls plucked
randgmly from a hopper deter-
mine a franchise’s fate.

Under the weighted format the
NBA has used for the lottery since
1994, Miami will have a 25 per
cent chance of getting the No. 1

pick and a 21.5 per cent chance at’

getting No. 2 — so, since Beasley
and Rose are the presumed top-
two names on every draft board,
there’s actually a 53.5 per cent
shot the Heat will have either the
third or fourth selection, at which
point both super freshmen will be
gone.

Hence, after a season where the .

Heat could hardly beat anyone,
they’re now hoping to beat the

_ odds.

“Whatever pick we get, we’re
going to make the best of it,” said
Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who
will represent the franchise. on-
stage when the lottery results are
revealed Tuesday night in Secau-
cus, N.J. “But of course, we want
the first pick or the second pick. I
think it’s going to be fun.”

Wade asked Heat president Pat

Riley to be sent to the lottery, |

hoping he can be a good-luck
charm of sorts.

But Miami’s fate will be deter-

mined long before Wade takes'the
stage for the announcement.

Order
The lottery actually takes place
an hour or so before the order is
released, in a highly secure room
where team representatives aren’t

allowed to leave, carry cell phones
or BlackBerrys, nor communicate

with anyone outside the room.

until the NBA unveils the answers
teams have waited weeks to hear.

When the time comes, 14 ping-
pong balls are placed into a
machine, much like the ones state
lotteries use to pick their numbers
every night. The first four balls
that come up will dictate who gets
No. 1 — Miami will have 250 of
the possible 1,000 four-ball com-
binations assigned its way.

The odds suggest Miami will get
the No. 4 selection: 35.7 per cent.
Strangely, the Heat only have a
17.8 per cent shot at picking third.

“If we got the No. 1 pick or the
No..55 pick, it’s not going to
change the way I’m going to
approach my summer and what
I’m looking forward to do next
season,” Heat forward and cap-
tain Udonis Haslem’said.

History hasn’t been kind to
teams with the best chance of get-
ting the top pick before.

Since this system went into
place in 1994, only two teams —

Orlando in 2004 for Dwight -
Howard and Cleveland in 2003 for ’

LeBron James — with the NBA’s
worst record one year have actu-
ally won the No. 1 pick the next.

If that trend continues Tuesday
night, t'iere will inevitably be some
disappointed people at the Heat
lottery party. “If it’s not No. 1 or
No. 2, the balls fall as they may,
the chips fall as they may,” Wade
said. “We’ve just got to make the
best choice that we can make.
Whether it’s keeping the pick,
trading the pick, whatever we’re
doing, we’ve just got to make the
best choice for the team that we
have and the faces of the team
that we have ... bringing the right
guy in, that’s what it’s all about.”

And Wade also reminds peo-
ple: There’s more than two good
players in every draft. He came
to Miami with the No. 5 pick in
2003, a year where almost all the
pre-draft buzz surrounded three
players — James, Darko Milicic
and Carmelo Anthony.

None of those guys have car-
ried a team to an NBA title yet.

Wade, meanwhile, has an NBA
finals MVP trophy on display in
his house — proof that not picking
No. 1 isn’t always a fatal blow.

“T just ask our fans to be
patient,” Wade said. “Whatever
pick we get, whatever decision we
get, know that it’s the best for the
organisation.”

)

‘Doggie Smith has played [EGR

an integral part in national,
international softball arena’

m By BETTY TAYLOR
Special to The Tribune



DUDLEY Doggie Smith, an icon in
sports, has played an integral part in
the national and international softball
arena.

Smith, born in Rock Sound,
Eleuthera, has accomplished what many
may have considered being “the impos-
sible dream.”

He was the first Bahamian softball
player to be inducted into the Interna-
tional Softball Federation’s Hall of
Fame. The ISF identifies the outstand-
ing players, coaches and administrations
from around the world.

The famous “Doggie Smith,” who was
an outstanding player, had been an
excellent catcher, pitcher and power hit-
ter. His record stands out by saying — he
was the ‘Utility Player’ who had the
capability to play all nine positions.

In 1960, Dudley started his sporting
career at the tender age of 12, and in
1972, he first represented The Bahamas
as a member of the Men’s National Soft-
ball Team. The men’s team comprised
all the star players from the Bahama
Islands. -

During his first representation at the
championship games that were held in
the Caribbean and Central America,
Doggie won the batting crown, and also
the RBIs (Runs Battered In). Smith did
not realise that this was just the begin-
ning of an extraordinary career.

‘ Further, in 1977, during the champi-
onship games in Mexico, he was the
home run champion who actually
caused The Bahamas to have its first
gold medal for softball.

Moreover, in 1980, while an active
player on the men’s national team,
Smith was the famous catcher who com-

peted against the world’s best in Taco-

ma, Washington.
The inspiring icon became the men’s
national team coach.in 1989, and in 1994



BAHAMAS Water Polo Coach Laszlo (Lotty) Borbely, left, with
Bahamian resident and Bahamas water polo player and ex-
coach of Bahamas water polo, Michael Farrant.

Water polo team wins sold

Je AN Al



he was named men’s national team
manager.

During his tenure, he travelled with
the team to Argentina and Cuba.
Hence, as the manager, Dudley led the
team to the international tournaments,
where team members performed with
‘excellence’ in Colombia, Venezuela
and Detroit.

Doggie’s overall brilliant and out-
standing performance did not go unno-
ticed. Now, today, he is classified by
many Bahamians as “A Bahamian
Hero, and a great Softball Legend.”

Taking this to another level, during
the 30th anniversary celebration of the
Bahamas Softball Federation, Doggie

.received his plaque for induction to the

BSF’s Hall of Fame.

Doggie, who has been fducted both |

in the International Softball Hall of

Tennis Centre.

Rolle.

day afternoon.

CYCLING: SERIES RESULTS

Fame and BSF’s Wall of Fame, is now
recognised by world travellers.

Dudley ‘Doggie’ Smith’s picture is
displayed not only at Lynden Pindling
International Airport, but also Rock
Sound International Airport.

A step further, in 2004 at Rock
Sound, the official softball park at Pre-
ston Albury High School was renamed
in his honour — “Dudley Doggie Smith
Softball Park.”

The legend, who is. retired and has
been now for nine or ten years, says he
played softball for 16 years with poor
eyesight. Many years ago, he was acci-
dentally hit in his right eye with a BB
gun.

In 1982, he was hit in his face with a
softball that actually fractured his jaw-
bone and broke and twisted his nose.

After being in Princess Margaret Hos-
pital for three weeks, he went to West
Palm Beach for further medical atten-

tion. An operation was performed to -

straighten his nose.
However, this giant of a man, with
his awesome love for softball, was com-

_ pelled to play again. And a year later,

Smith made a decision not to be a catch-
er, but he pitched for his team until
1995. Then with great enthusiasm, he
coached for three years, bringing his
softball career to an end.

This -icon, reflecting over the years,
says his experience in 1971 as a profes-
sional baseball player with the New
York Mets, (for one season) and think-
ing about the Rock Sound Heroes -
along with all the other players - makes
him proud of their outstanding perfor-
mances.

“Today, I am well-pleased,” he said.
“I am happy about my accomplish-

- ments. Also, I am more than grateful

to help players, and encourage them to
maintain their enthusiasm. It is a plea-
sure to contribute my time and talent:to
the students of The College of. The
Bahamas.”

sportsnotes

TENNIS: GATORADE NATIONALS

THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association will host the
Gatorade Open Nationals from May 23-31 at the National

This event will feature some of the top Collegiate players
like Cerone Rolle, Jonathan Hanna, Jacob Fountain and
defending 2007 National Champion Tany, “U Gotta Fight”

Entry deadline is Thursday, May 22, at 5pm.
The Open Nationals will feature Men’s and Ladies Singles
and Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Matches will start on Fri-

BASEBALL: FREEDOM FARM SCHEDULE

THE Freedom Farm Baseball League will continue its |
2008 championship series on Thursday at 7pm with game
three in the 9-10 division. On Friday at 5pm game'three in
the 13-15 division will be played, followed by game three in
the Coach’s Pitch and 11-12 divisions. —

entry to CISC,” said Far-
rant.

“The Bahamas+based
Caribbean All Stars victory
is the perfect platform to
inspire the next generation
of Bahamian water polo
players for this intensive
sporting programme,”
added Illing.

FROM page 11 -

afforded a unique oppor-
tunity this July when a
Hungarian side comes to
train with the Bahamian
squad at the Betty Kelly
Kenning Centre in prepa-
ration for the Bahamas

NEW Providence Cycling Association hosted the third
week of its series of cycling competitions. The following
points were accumulated at the end of the series:

Kilo TT results: Juniors - Anthony Colebrook 1:55.81 sec;
Carlano Bain

2:01.84 sec - Raheem Colebrook 2:03.44sec; -Antenece
Simmons 2:08.44 and Justin Minnis 2:18.09sec.

Seniors: Barron Musgrove 1:30.18sec; Robert Bethel
1:36.09sec; Kevin

Ingraham 1:42.66sec; Hen, Kline 1:45.91 and Larry Rus-
sell 2:26.72.



The title fight is on, from page 11

they are looking forward to paying a courtesy call on Minis-
ter of State for Sports, Byran Woodside. Originally, it was
intended for today, but she said they had to reschedule
because Gbenga is not yet in town.

While the fighters will continue to wind down their light

3 workouts, Minus said they will hold the official weigh-in on

Friday at a venue to be released later this week.

Following the show, the after-party for all of the boxers will
take place on Nirvana Beach.

Mackey goes into the fight as the undisputed World Box-
ing Council’s Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) and
World Boxing ENSSOCMUON, s FEDECaribe and Bahamas
champion.

He is coming off a two-fight losing streak against Karo

Murat in Berlin, Germany, on August 18, 2007, and against
Reginald Taylor in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Novem-
ber 17, 2007.

As a result of the consecutive postponements, 6ft lin south-
paw Mackey has not had a chance to appear in the ring this
year.

Gbenga, a 5-11 orthodox fighter who was born in Lagos,

‘Nigeria, and now lives in Accra, Ghana, is also riding a two-
fight losing streak.

He lost to Charles Adamu on March 23, 2007, in Ghana and
again to Dean Francis in the United Kingdom on December
8, 2007. Both fights went 12 rounds.

Adamu, by the way, was the original fighter Mackey was
scheduled to face before he pulled out because of injury.

Swift’s nine-medal haul at US Nationals

FROM page 11

2nd in the 200 breast in 3:50.86. The
100, 200 free and 200 breast were per-
sonal best (PB) times.

Morley got a 5th place medal in the 50
back in 25.81, a PB, a 6th place in the
200 back, also a PB, and a 7th place in
the 100 back in 57.51. David also fin-
ished 11th in the 200 IM in 2:08.76 which

"

was another PB.

Other personal bests at the champi-
onships were turned in by Simon Frank
swimming in the 35-39 age group with a
28.88 in the 50 Fly and a 1:05.08 in the
100 Fly.

Nancy Knowles swimming in the 50-
54 age group with a 1:36.72 in the 100 fly
and a 3:58.77 in the 200 fly. Iva Dreke,
who represented the Barracuda swim

club in the 30.34 age group, turned ina
PB in the SO free in 26.75. Jerome
Fitzgerald swimming in the 40-44 age
group with a 29.94 in the 50 breast-
stroke and Andy Knowles swam in the
50-54 age group with a 25.06 in the 50
free.

The meet produced some 43 new
National records as well as many new
friendships.





Today

@ By The Associated
Press.

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, May 20

Detroit. at Boston (8:30
p.m. EDT). The Celtics
have won 14 straight — 8-0
in the postseason — at
home.

STAR
Sunday

—Paul Pierce, Celtics,
scored 41 points to lead
Boston to a.97-92 victory
over Cleveland.

CELTIC PRIDE

Paul Pierce scored 41
points, hit two clinching
free throws with 7.9 seconds
left and Boston beat Cleve-
land 97-92 on Sunday to
secure a spot in the East-
ern Conference finals. The
conference finals begin
Tuesday night against the
Detroit Pistons in Boston,
where the Celtics have won

14 straight games and are
8-0 in the postseason.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

LeBron James scored 45
points on 14-of-29 shooting
in Cleveland’s 97-92 loss to
the Boston Celtics in Game
7 of the Eastern Confer-
ence semifinals on Sunday.

SPEAKING

“We both tried to will our
team to victory and, just
like Dominique Wilkins, I
ended up on the short end
and the Celtics won again. I
think the second round of
the postseason, Game 7,
these fans will finally have |
an opportunity to forget a
little bit about what Larry
Bird and Dominique

* Wilkins did and remember
what Paul and LeBron
did.”

— LeBron James after
Cleveland’s 97-92 loss to
Boston on Sunday ona
matchup between Bird and’
Atlanta’s Wilkins 20 years
ago. James finished with 45
points and Paul Pierce had
41 to lead the Celtics.

Defending

champ |
Xing out of
Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic
10,000-meter champion Xing
Huina of China has a thigh
injury that will prevent her
from defending her title at the
Beijing Games.

She would have been one of

‘host nation’s medal favorites |

in track and field. The only
other clear favorite in track is
defending Olympic champion
Liu Xiang in the 110-meter
hurdles.

Xing has been unable to
train adequately, said Ren
Wuyong, the track and field
director for the provincial team
in Shandong. She will miss this
week’s China Open at the new
National Stadium in Beijing,
her last chance to qualify for
the Aug. 8-24 Olympics.

Ren told the Guangzhou
Daily newspaper that the 24-
year-old runner would com-
pete in next year’s national
games.:

Xing has not had much luck
since winning the gold medal
in Athens. In 2005, she was
stripped of her gold medal in
the national games for elbow-
ing a runner. She did not com-
pete at the 2006 Asian Games.

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Bengals release Thurm

@ By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

- CINCINNATI (AP) —
Troubled linebacker Odell
Thurman was released by the
Cincinnati Bengals on Mon-
day, one month after he was
reinstated by the NFL from a
two-year suspension.

Thurman failed to attend the.

team’s three voluntary work-
outs last week, when he was in
Georgia following the death of
his grandmother. The Bengals
are installing a new defense,
and wanted him to participate.

“T was just told by coach
(Marvin) Lewis that he hadn’t
been in the building enough
since his reinstatement, and
they decided to go ina differ-
ent direction,” agent Safarrah
Lawson said in a phone inter-
view.

The move came one month

after the Bengals released ’

receiver Chris Henry follow-
ing his fifth arrest, an indica-
tion that the team is taking a
hard line on player: conduct.
Eleven Bengals player have
faced criminal charges i in the
last two years. +

Draft

Thurman, a second-round
draft pick from Georgia,
showed promise as a rookie in
2005, when he led the team in

tackles and led all NFL rookies"

with five interceptions. He was
suspended far the first four
games of the 2006 season after

.failing to show up for a drug

test. The punishment was
extended to a full season when
he was later arrested for
drunken driving.
Commissioner Roger Good-

ell turned down his request for
reinstatement and kept him
out of football for the 2007 sea-
son as well. Thurman was
allowed to resume working out
with the team in January, and
was fully reinstated on April

21.
Working

Thurman had been working
out at Paul Brown Stadium,
but went to Georgia for the
funeral of his grandmother,
who had raised him. He was
expected ‘back last week for
workouts, but remained in
Georgia taking care of matters
involving his grandmother,
Lawson said.

The Bengals are installing a
new defense under coordinator
Mike Zimmer. They drafted
Southern California linebacker
Keith Rivers in the first round,
and were looking at ways to
shuffle their linebackers.

“The NFL provided Odell
the opportunity to earn his way
back onto our team, but we
have not seen the right steps
taken by him,” Lewis said in a
statement.

“With our offseason work in

_progress and new talent added

at our linebacker position,

we’ve determined it’s best to.

keep moving in a direction that
does not include Odell.”

Lawson was surprised by the
release.

“Odell traveled a long, hard
road to get back, to get rein-
stated,” Lawson said.

“Tt’s unfortunate that, ulti-
mately, the death of his grand-
mother sidetracked him and
made football not the No. 1
priority over the last month,”
he said.



an

Tom UhIman/AP

IN THIS August 21, 9007 file photo, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman is shown in court in

Cincinnati.

McKinney
joins
Miami
Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Offensive
lineman Steve McKinney,
coming back from a knee
injury that forced him to miss
most of the 2007 season, signed
a contract Monday to join the
Miami Dolphins,

The deal was confirmed by
the office of McKinney’s agent,
Tim Irwin.

The 6-foot-4, 302-pound
McKinney was a starter in each
of his first eight NFL seasons,
but after he allowed 9 1/4 sacks
in 2005 he became a part-time
center for Houston. He tore
his left anterior cruciate liza-
ment in the Texans’ third game
last year and missed the rest
of the season. _

On March 25 the Texans
released McKinney, 32, who is
still rehabilitating his knee.
Once healthy, he’s expected to
compete for playing time at
guard or as a backup to start-
ing center Samson Satele.

The Dolphins waived guard
Drew Mormino last week after
he failed a physical. Following
a 1-15 season in 2007, the Dol-
phins are revamping their
offensive line under new head
coach Tony Sparano, who was
offensive line coach for the
Dallas Cowboys.

The Dolphins said they were
not yet ready to confirm McK-
inney’s deal. He’s the older
brother of Seth McKinney, was
played center and guard for
the Dolphins in 2002-05.



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training facility in Indianapolis

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a football minicamp at the team’s training facility in Indianapolis.

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008, PAGE 15



CHINA EARTHQUAKE

Panic in Sichuan after
aftershock warning



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Andy Wong/AP Photo

LI QING, an earthquake survivor at a collapsed school in Beichuan cries after received a birthday cake and gifts

from her parent at a temporary shelter in Mianyang, Southwestern Sichuan province, China, Monday, May 19,
2008. A Child holds a bowl look while others line up to receive food at a earthquake refugees camp in Anxian,
20km from Beichuan, Southwestern Sichuan province, China, Monday, May 19, 2008. China stood still Monday,
mourning for tens of thousands of earthquake victims, while the government appealed for more international aid
to cope with the country's deadliest natural disaster in a generation.

@ By JIM YARDLEY and
DAVID BARBOZA
CHENGDU, CHINA

Panic erupted here in the
Sichuan provincial capital and
at least one other Sichuan city
on Monday after provincial tele-
vision issued a warning of the
possibility of a severe aftershock
of as much as 6.7 magnitude,
according to the New York
Times News Service.

Near midnight in Chengdu,
thousands of people trying to
evacuate the city by car became
mired in gridlock,. stuck
bumper-to-bumper in clotted
streets. Other people quickly
gathered blankets and rushed
outside, planning to sleep on
the’ street or in neighborhood
parks.

In Mianyang, one of the areas
hardest-hit by last week’s earth-
quake, guests were evacuated
from hotels, joining the masses
in the streets. It was not imme-
diately clear on what basis the
warning was issued. Hundreds
of aftershocks have occurred
since the 8.0 quake struck last
Monday, causing the worst nat-
ural disaster the country has
seen in more than 30 years.

The panic occurred hours
after the country observed an
official period of silence to

mourn the tens of thousands of.

quake victims. At 2:28 p.m.,
exactly a week after the quake,
traffic halted around the coun-
try and millions of Chinese
stood with bowed heads and
moist eyes. Rescue workers also
stopped to honor the dead,
marking a pause in a difficult
but enormous relief effort as
the hopes of finding new sur-
vivors faded.

The many powerful after-

shocks have hampered relief:

efforts in the southwestern
province of Sichuan. Rain and
floods have posed additional
threats, forcing some operations
to be temporarily suspended.

The deaths caused by landslides

were reported by Xinhua, the
official news agency, but the
brief report gave few other
details. Despite the rising death
toll, there were a few more
remarkable rescues Monday,
following a week of small mira-
cles that have been played out
on state-run television and have
prompted a flood of aid and

‘donations from around the
world.

After being buried for nearly
a week, a 50-year-old woman
was pulled from the rubble ofa
residential building near a coal
mine in Hanwang Township on
Monday, the government said.

In Beichuan County, a 61-
year-old woman who was
trapped in debris for about 145
hours was also rescued Monday
morning, officials said.

But with the confirmed death
toll raised to 34,000 by late
Monday, and the government
saying the figuré could reach



“Tonight we

will sleep

wherever we
can find a
place.”



Li Zhangping

50,000, there-is more grief than
hope here. For most families,
there are only dead bodies and

missing relatives, and the odds"
of finding a relative alive are .

now small. To honor those who

have suffered, Beijing declared -

a three-day period of national
mourning, beginning Monday.

Flags flew at half mast and
the Olympic torch relay was
suspended until Wednesday. In
addition, entertainment on tele-
vision and even online has been
curtailed or banned.

On the road to Beichuan, one
of the hardest-hit towns, police
in blue shirts stood with their
hats in their hands and heads
bowed at 2:28 p.m., for the peri-
od of mourning.: —

Several families were trick-
ling back into towns and villages
around Beichuan County on
Monday, hoping to find any
signs of family and friends and
survey the damage to their
homes. A group of 12 family
members trudged together up
the winding road to the town,
the county seat. They carried

large’ plastic bags stuffed with -

clothing and food. Since the
earthquake, they had been liv-
ing in a huge stadium in the city

‘ of Mianyang, but now they were

making the inevitable trip back
to their farming village, some-
where in the mountains.

“We're just going to take a .

look,” said Li Zhangping,
whose husband was still miss-
ing. “Tonight, we’ll sleep wher-
ever we can find a place.”

Her daughter, Li Qingna, 28,
walked slowly with a 2-year-old
child in her arms. Her eyes were
wet. The walk would take
another 10 hours.

Behind them came two men,
one from Yunnan Province and
the other from Beichuan. They
had met on the road earlier on
Monday and had been walking
side by side since. The man
from Yunnan had a wife,
daughter and aunt who had
migrated here to work.at a pow-
er plant. He had not heard from
them since the earthquake.

That evening, inside the town
of Beichuan, four women
wailed as they burned incense
and paper money in front of a
towering pile of rubble. They
had returned home today, only
to find that their parents had

died in a building collapse.

“We wanted to come two
days earlier, but we couldn’t get
in,” one of the women screamed
into the air, her words meant
for her parents. “We only got
here today!”

' There were a few signs of
hope, though. Dozens soldiers
and rescue workers had gath-
ered atop a mound of rubble in
the town center in the late after-
noon. They had discovered
someone alive in a crevice,
more than a week after the

earthquake, and were working’

to get the person out.

At another building, rescue
workers piled stacks and stacks
of brown folders atop blankets.
The folders contained account-
ing records for the work units in
the town and would be crucial
to sorting out financial matters.
They loaded the folders onto
the rear of a bicycle rickshaw
and walked them out of the dec-
imated town. -

In Mianyang County, people
stood for the minutes of silence
near the People’s Park. Cars
and buses honked their horns,
echoing air raid sirens and the
sounds of a nation that was oth-
erwise momentarily quieted.

At the Veranda Bridge
restaurant in Chengdu, the
provincial capital, about two
hours’ drive from Mianyang, a
hundred waiters and waitress-
es lined up in four rows, and lis-
tened to their manager declare,
“We ‘are doing this to remem-
ber the people who have died.”

And in every part of the
country, from Urumugi in the
far west, to Hong Kong on the
southeast coast, people stood
still to remember those who
were killed or harmed by the
massive earthquake that the
government now says reached a
magnitude of 8.0.

President Hu Jintao and oth-
er top Chinese leaders led the
silent. tribute from Zhongnan-
hai, the central government
compound in Beijing.

While the nation hangs on
stories of remarkable rescues
by the more than 140,000 relief
and medical workers involved
in the rescue, the grim realities
of the enormous devastation
that has destroyed this region
are settling in. More than
240,000 people have been hos-
pitalized. Many survivors were
rorced to have limbs amputated.
And now, thousands of bodies
are being buried and cremated.

Somehow, experts say, an
entire region needs to be bull-
dozed and rebuilt. Hundreds of
dams and power stations dam-
aged by the earthquake need
repair. And perhaps most trou-
bling, the government says that
about 5 million people have
been left homeless by the earth-
quake. While huge donations
have poured in, totaling over
$1.2 billion, many of the sur-
vivors say they have nowhere
to go.





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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
_Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian business
owner yesterday said
he will “definitely”
have to lay-off more
-than 50 staff at his two
Paradise Island businesses within the
next two weeks, due to their eviction
from the Hurricane Hole Shopping
Plaza to make way for Kerzner Inter-
national’s demolition plans.

Robert Bocus, owner of the News
Cafe and Zio Gigi’s restaurant, said
he was still hoping “that something
major changes out situation” and that
the businesses would have a ‘stay of
execution’, enabling them to remain in
the Hurricane Hole shopping plaza
until an alternative location could be
found.

However, he acknowledged this was
unlikely, and his worst fears were con-
firmed to The Tribune last night by
Ed Fields, Kerzner International’s
senior vice-president for public affairs,
who said “nothing has changed” in
relation to the company’s plans for
the Hurricane Hole Shopping Plaza.

Mr Bocus said that collectively, the
News Cafe and Zio Gigi staff num-
bered around 50. “We’ve managed to
keep our [business] numbers up and

Container Port
income off 10%

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
_ Tribune Business Editor

FREEPORT Container
Port’s 2007 operating.income
decreased by 10 per cent
despite its throughout of
twenty-foot equipment units
(TEU) increasing by 12 per
cent to 1.636 million contain-
ers.

The figures were revealed
in the 2007 annual report for
Freeport Container Port’s

Hutchison
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Business owner to lay-off 50 staff

keep everybody on,” he told The Tri-
bune, “but over the next two weeks,
we are pretty much going to have to
lay-off everybody.

“That’s a definite. That’s going to
have to happen. We’re not going to
be able to keep them until we get
something going. We’re going to. keep
looking at things [for alternative loca-
tions], but I don’t think there’s a good
fit for us. It’s just a bad situation for us
to be in.”

Mr Bocus explained that he had
been unable to find an alternative loca-
tion that provided the two key char-
acteristics afforded by the Hurricane
Hole Shopping Plaza - an outdoor
pavement setting and with ample park-
ing. These features, he added, had
been key to both the News Cafe and
Zio Gigi’s concepts.

While the Mackey Street’s Meldon.

Plaza had been eyed as an alternative
site for the News Cafe, Mr Bocus said
he had not committed to that because
it did not make sense to invest sub-
stantial funds until the company knew
it was definitely leaving the Hurricane
Hole Shopping Plaza.

He added that another factor mak-

. ing him reluctant to invest in another

location until the News Cafe’s Par-
adise Island fate became known was
the downward trends impacting the









MAY 20,

pretty awful,”

BAHAMIAN engineers have work with
about:10.per cent of the 90:investment projects, ..
worth collectively around $9 billion, that have
been approved since the current government
took office, a preliminary survey conducted
by an industry professional has shown.

The survey, which has been obtained by
The Tribune, again raises questions over
whether Bahamian engineers are able to com-
pete on a ‘level playirig field’ against their for-

Bahamian and global economy.

The likely 50 redundancies at the.

News Cafe and Zio Gigi’s add to.a
worsening employment and economic
situation on New. Providence, as the
Bahamas and its businesses begin to
feel the global economic downturn’ S
impact.

These lay-offs add to those else-
where, such as the likely 37 redun-
dancies.at Pioneer Shipping.

“I think this next year’s going to be
Mr Bocus told The Tri-
bune. “As it stands, we’re preparing to
leave at the end of the month. We’re
not moving ahead with the property on
Mackey Street until we’re certain
we’re leaving.

“As it is, we're out and preparing
to shut down next week and clear out
the store.”

Given that construction permits
often took longer to be approved than
developers hoped, Mr Bocus added:
“T’ve still got my fingers crossed. We’re
still here, and we hope that lightning
strikes and something major changes
out situation. This is the last chance,
but I think this is a done deal.

“We're hoping our stay here can.be © |
ly scheduled for Hurricane Hole is due
to be relocated to a different location -

continued, but there’s not much
chance, I think. If they’re [Kerzner]
not going to knock it down, they'll cer-
tainly want us out.”

12 months.

majority shareholder, Hutchi-
son Whampoa, which also
disclosed that it had further
reduced its stake in the com-
pany.

Hutchison Whampoa said
it had sold a further 9 per
cent stake in the Freeport
Container Port in February
2008 to “its strategic minority
shareholder”: This reduced
the Hong Kong-based con-
glomerate’s majority stake to
51 per cent, and although it
did not reveal the buyer’s
identity, it is believed to be
Mediterranean Shipping
Company (MSC).

“Freeport Container Port
reported throughput growth
of 12 per cent, although oper-
ating income decreased by 10
per cent,” Hutchison Wham-
poa said.

“An expansion project: ‘to
ease congestion. at peak
times, and to handle addi-
tional demand, commenced

facility to

51%, as 2007
container port
throughput
up 12%

this year.

_ “In February this year, the
group further reduced its
shareholding in the Freeport
Container Port with the sale
of a further nine per cent
interest to its strategic minor-
ity shareholder, anu the Ports
division now holds a 51 per
cent interest.”

The Phase V expansion of
the Freeport Container Port
is scheduled to create 300
jobs, in addition to the cur-
rent staff complement of 864,
and involve a $250 million
investment. '

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eign rivals, with the Bahamas Society of Engi-
neers’ president acknowledging that his mem-
bers were obtaining work from only 5-10. per
cent of foreign direct investment projects tak-
ing place in the Bahamas.

Jerome Elliott told The Tribune: “It is cer-
tainly very much of a concern. I think that as |
professionals we don’t expect:the Government

Mr Fields’ statement to The Tribune
yesterday confirmed Mr Bocus’s worst
fears, though, in that- Kerzner Inter-
national is sticking to its original plans
of demolishing the Hurricane Hole

Shopping Plaza - and the complex at

the back of the marina - in June 2008.
. It had originally been envisioned
that the multi-million dollar Hurri-
cane Hole redevelopment would start
in the 2008 first quarter and be com-
pleted by the 2009 fourth quarter, cre-
ating 800-900 jobs at peak construc-
tion.

The retail'and entertainment aspects
of the Hurricane Hole project, though,
have been delayed indefinitely due to
the uncertainty caused by US and
global economic woes and the cred-
it/liquidity crunch impacting the finan-
cial system..

The latter has made it difficult for

_ developers such as Kerzner Interna-

tional to access project debt financing
either at all or at the right interest
rate, while the global economy’s-woes
have reduced potential tourist demand
for destinations such as the Bahamas
and Paradise Island. ua

The timeshare development initial-

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on the 5th day of May, 2008.

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NOTICE

BUSINESS

Refuting the LNG ‘cesspit’

RC: Mr Beach, you wrote that
a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
facility in the Bahamas would
be a “cesspit in our backyard”.
A $650 million cesspit, according
to the last figures I saw. As a
cesspit expert you must know a
lot about it.

Beach: Probably cost more
than that now. All I know is, it
ought to be in Florida, not here.
They say they need the import-
ed gas for their power plants.
Maybe it’s cheaper than coal or
oil, maybe not.

RC: You understand the
Florida coastline?

Beach: Sure, miles and miles
of beaches with dunes or man-

‘groves, a few harbours for cruise

ships and plenty of marinas.
RC: But only Port Everglades
is deep enough for ships carry-
ing LNG. And Florida’s coast-
line is so jammed with develop-

ment there’s no room to build a_

gas import plant and keep it sep-
arate from the population.
Beach: So Florida will have

-to solve its own problem;

they’ve got big money. If they
don’t want the cesspit there, we
don’t want it in the Bahamas.

RC: Why is that?

Beach: Like I wrote, an LNG
plant is a terrorist risk, a securi-
ty risk, and scares tourists away.

RC: Hey, I guess you’re an
expert on LNG just like cesspits.
What do you think about the
location that’s now being pro-
posed?

Beach: Listen: any location is
bad.

RC: Even Ocean Cay?

Beach: Where’s that?

RC: Oh, I thought you knew —
about 10 miles south of Cat
Cay, 20 from Bimini, way off by
itself.

Beach: I don’t know every
damn cay in the whole
Bahamas. I guess I’ve flown
over it on the way to Miami.
Yeah, must be that little fly-
speck you can see on the edge of
the banks just before the drop-
off. Looks like a sand.bar.

RC: See any big hotels?
Attracts lots of tourists?

Beach: No, but there’s plenty _

elsewhere.

.. RC: Sure, at Paradise Island,

maybe 80 miles away, or
Freeport, a little further. You
think they can smell LNG being

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THE TRIBUNE.

Richard Coulson imagines an interview with Cable Beach,
author of a May 9, 2008, letter to The Tribune that opposed
liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Bahamas. With a hood over

his head, ‘Mr Beach’ ee to remain anonymous.

Ji
By Richard Coulson



gasified at Ocean Cay? Noise
might bother them?

Beach: Well, smoke is nasty
and can blow that far — and that
leads me to the security risk. A
pipe or a valve lets go, gas
escapes, gets lit, and the whole
plant goes KerBoom! Leaves a
fireball big as an H-bomb, and
the whole Bahamas is wiped
out.

RC: Say, that would be some-
thing! But it’s never happened.
With maybe 70-80 LNG plants
operating around the world.

Beach: Waddaya mean nev-
er? There’s accidents all the
time. ~

RC: I guess you mean ‘the
only two where people died —
in Cleveland in 1944, where
LNG got into the sewers and
exploded, and the 2004 blow-up
in Skikda.

Beach: Skikda?

RC: Yes, Algeria. You must
have read about 30 workers
killed. It was a run-down liq-
uefaction plant, not gasification
like at Ocean Cay. Totally dif-
ferent systems, of course.

Beach: Oh sure, of course. . .
But you can’t ignore terrorism.
Those big tanks and the mon-
ster. ships carrying the LNG,
1,000 feet long. Couldn’t be
juicier targets.

RC: You mean Osama bin
Laden will forget about hot-
spots like New York, Tokyo,
London, Berlin, Madrid and

United International Enterprises Limited

organise his boi to hit the two-
bit Bahamas?

Beach: Well, he could.

RC: LNG carriers have been
unloading just up the river from
Boston harbour ever since 1971
- nearly 100 of these ships criss-
crossing the oceans for years.
Nobody’s ever attacked them.

Beach: All J can say is, they
better watch out. Their time
may come.

RC: We’ll be sure they’re
warned. .. And you pictured
‘big dangerous ships in our
coral-strewn waters’. They’ll just
be travelling in and out of
Ocean Cay, right?

Beach: If that’s where the

plant is.

RC: That’s about a two-mile
straight shot off the Gulf
Stream, where it’s a few thou-
sand feet deep. See much coral
there?

Beach: They might make a
navigation mistake, get blown
off course!

RC: And go cruising down
the Exuma Chain, maybe. . .
You’re concerned about carbon
emissions, admitting that gas
produces half the level of coal,
but claim that emissions from
transforming and transporting
LNG actually make it worse. Do
they really add more than about
1 per cent?

Beach: I'll have to check the

» figures.

RC: You mention ‘environ-
mental damage’. We alt worry
about that. I suppose you read
the five-volume environmental
impact assessment; it was open

‘to the public here a few years

ago, and now it’s published on
the Internet.

Beach: Published by whom?
Whose website?

RC: AES Corporation, natu-
rally, the US company that’s
planning the project.

Beach: Yeah, one of the gang
that I said was a co-conspirator
with Enron.

NOTICE

RC: Funny, I’ve never heard
anything about that connection. .

Beach: Anyway, I don’t take’,
seriously any statement put out’
by the promoters. Nothing but’?
self-serving corporate propa~,,
ganda.

RC: You know it was finally’
accepted by our BEST Com-*?
mission? It’s on their website’?
too. oo

Beach: Don’t make me laugh!'4
Bunch of bureaucrats who
approve anything the promoter’?!
and the Government ask for. *@

RC: It’s on the record that!
BEST forced one big change in'‘!!
their plans — air-cooling instead &
of dumping millions of gallons*”
of cold water into the Oceari's
Cay channel that could kill fish's

Beach: Maybe so. Technical 4
stuff. oO

RC: You pretty much dis”
count any good things for the
Bahamas, like “long-term jobs
for Haitian gardeners”. I didn’tw
quite get your point theread
Haitians being paid too much?!0
And only ‘foreign constructions
workers’, because Bahamians!s
can’t do high-pressure welding?

Beach: Haitians are not thet!!
real issue! Nor welders either! }5

RC: So I guess the only bigiz
spin-off is “whatever cash is giv-\vi
en our government”. How muchsi)
would that be? sL

Beach: Oh, I hear talk of $25)
million a year, maybe more. If it!
gets built. If it works. 4

RC: Wouldn’t that be pretty! )
useful? Go some way to paying:
for our social problems — crime,!s
education, water supply, ener-:3
gy costs? 1q

Beach: Sure; if it ever got

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‘spent right. 19

RC: I’m afraid our time is up; 9]
Mr.Beach. It’s a pleasure to;jj
meet a citizen who’s so wells;
informed on the dangers of
LNG, and has such confidence=
in our public officials. Maybe ||
we can meet again — if you take ;;
off the hood.

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_ Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the twenty-seventh annual general
meeting of the Company will be held at the registered office,
2nd Floor, One Montague Place, East Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas on the 11th day of June 2008 at 11 00 am for the

following purposes, namely:

12250

receive and consider the consolidated financial
statements for the year ended 31st December 2007 and
the report of the directors and the auditors thereon.

2. To elect Directors:
a. Dato’ Carl Bek-Nielsen, who retires by rotation and 5
offers himself for re-election at the annual general q

.meeting.

b. Mr. Peter Grut, who retires by rotation and offers
himself for re-election at the annual general meeting.

3. To consider the recommendation of the directors and {i
authorize the payment of a dividend of 7%, or $0.70, per
$10.00 share, and in respect of the Company’s 25th year
anniversary a special dividend.of 13% or $1.30 per $10.00
share to shareholders on the register at the close of

business on 11th June 2008.
4. To fix the remuneration of the directors.

5. To appoint the auditors and to authorize the board to fix

their remuneration.

Proxies

A member of the Company entitled to attend and vote at the
meeting is entitled to appoint one or more proxies to attend
and, on a poll, vote instead of him. A proxy need not also be a
member. Any instrument appointing a proxy must be received
at the registered office not less than 48 hours before the ie
meeting, or at the Copenhagen Representative Office 10 days
before the meeting.

By order of the Board
Alison Treco
Company Secretary
14th April 2008



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THE late Edward St
George’s estate has attacked as
“outrageous” attempts by oust-
ed Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity (GBPA) chairman Hannes
Babak and his attorneys to use
legal advice provided to the
executors as supporting evi-
dence in his case, and has suc-
cessfully obtained a court order
preventing its use.

The St George estate’s attor-
ney, Fred Smith, argued before
Senior Justice Anita Alien that
the legal advice submitted to
the executors by Mark Bridges,
a London-based attorney at
Farrer & Co, was “privileged
and confidential”. It had, he
alleged, been obtained by Mr
Babak despite the ousted
GBPA chairman not being
“entitled” to receive it.

Mr Smith argued that there

were numerous legal precedents.

where parties to an action had
been restrained from using the
other side’s confidential mater-
ial because it was subject to
- attorney-client privilege.
Justice Allen, upon hearing
the St George estate’s ex-parte
application (meaning only one
side was present), ordered that
Mr Babak and his fellow defen-
dants on the Hayward side - Sir
Jack, Fiduciary Management
Services (FMS), Seashells
Investments and Intercontinen-
tal Diversified Corporation
(IDC) - be prevented from
using or referring to “any and
all documents” belonging to
the estate that attracted legal
privilege. ;
In particular, the judge’s
. order applied-to Mr Bridges’
legal advice, and she ordered
that all references to it - includ-
ing the actual document, which

Obtains injunction preventing Babak from using its legal
advice against it, citing attorney-client privilege

had been filed with the
Supreme Court - be removed
and struck from the record.

In return, the St George
estate pledged that if the order
had caused the Hayward side
defendants loss, and if the court
found they should be compen-
sated, it would do so.

The order is a potential blow
to Mr Babak, given that Mr
Bridges’ legal advice to the
executors appears to have
formed a key plank of his appli-
cation for the injunction against
him to be removed, and he be
reinstated as GBPA and Port
Group Ltd chairman.

That application was heard
by Justice Neville Adderley on
Friday, M ay 16, and the hearing
will resume on June 12, 2008.

In his arguments before Jus-
tice Allen, Mr Smith recalled
that the St George estate had
sought such an order in regard
to Mr Bridges’ legal advice on
February 19, 2008.

That came in response to an
affidavit sworn by Ian Boxall,
a Cayman-based director of
IDC, who said Mr Bridges had
advised Lady Henrietta St
George that Mr Babak’s con-
tract was “likely binding in law”.

The February summons seek-
ing that order, though, was
stayed as part of the Supreme
Court’s general stay on pro-
ceedings in March 2008, which
put the Hayward and St George
sides into an ultimately unsuc-
cessful mediation in an attempt
to resolve the dispute between
them.

Yet Mr Smith said the impe-

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BUSINESS

St George estate hits at
‘outrageous conduct?

tus for obtaining the order had
been renewed after it became
clear that Mr Babak and his
attorney, Andre Feldman,
intended to use Mr Bridges’
advice as part of their evidence
in the application to overturn
the injunction preventing him
from acting as GBPA and Port
Group Ltd chair.

Alleging that Mr Babak knew
the St George estate objected
to use of the legal advice, and
had sought an injunction to stop
this, Mr Smith’s skeleton argu-
ments said: “This conduct on
behalf of Babak is outrageous.
It is clear that he is now taking
active steps to refer to and rely
on the advice...

“Legal advice is both privi-
leged and confidential........ but it
is clear from the terms of
Babak’s draft affidavit that the
advice he refers to is legal
advice.” ;

Alleging that Mr Babak had
obtained privileged information
to which he was not entitled,
Mr Smith said it appeared he
had obtained the document
from Sir Jack’s son, Rick Hay-
ward, who had received it from
GBPA director Derek Har-
rington. The latter had said he
received the advice during a
London meeting with Lord
Euston, one of the estate’s
executors, and Mr Bridges.

The St George estate “stren-
uously denied” this version of
events, and said even if the
advice was given to Mr Har-
rington, it did not waive legal
privilege against any other per-
sons.

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
Bahamas International Business Companies Act
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), LOUVRES
INC. is in dissolution. PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT SER-
VICES (BAHAMAS) LTD. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Street, PRO. Box
N-10429, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 6th
day of June, 2008.

eee

Liquidator



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FROM page 1B

noted that revenues fell by
$471,000 or 10 per cent during

‘the three months to March 31,

2008.

Explaining the drop from
$4.74 million to $4.269 million,
World Point Terminals said on
its Bahamian operations:
“Some $247,000 of this

Legal Notice
NOTICE

RUBY AND EMERALD LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

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

2000, RUBY AND EMERALD LIMITED is in
dissolution as of May 15, 2008.

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

Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR



Legal Notice

eeu (eD

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

decrease was attributable to
crude oil sales that took place
in the first quarter of 2007, and
did not repeat in the first quar-
ter of 2008.

“The remaining decrease
was a result of a decline in
shipping revenues in the first
quarter of 2008. Marine activ-
ities are dictated entirely by
the operations of our cus-
tomers, and are subject to sig-

‘ nificant variations. It is diffi-

cult to predict if and when 2007
activity levels will return to the
South Riding Point opera-
tions.” -

Meanwhile, World Point
Terminals’ chairman, Bernard
Roy, told shareholders that
construction was “progressing
well” on two new storage tanks
at South Riding Point which,
when completed, will add 1.5
million barrels of storage
capacity by the end of the 2008
second quarter in June.’

In addition, South Riding
Point had also reopened Berth

No.2 at its offshore jetty for

the first time since Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne struck
Grand Bahama in September
2004.

’ Repairs to its offshore jetty
as a result of hurricane damage

fits increase

inflicted that year had forced
South Riding Point to enter
into a $7.853 million repair
contract, of which some $3.574
million will not be covered by
insurance as the company
elected to “complete addition-
al projects” while contractors
were mobilised for those
repairs.

South Riding Point, though,
was “forced to terminate” the
contractor hired for the off-
shore jetty repairs in June
2007. The new contractor is
subject to a $1.6 million maxi-
mum.

Meanwhile, Freepoint, the

Grand Bahama-based tug boat
fleet in which World Point Ter-
minals holds a 50 per cent joint
venture stake, saw its operating
loss more than double from
$73,000 to $168,000 during the
first three months of 2008.
' This was despite Freepoint’s
revenues growing by $201,000
or 39 per cent during the peri-
od to March 31, 2008, going
from $519,000 to $720,000.

World Point: Terminal said
this was due to “higher con-
tainer ship volume, rate
increases and the strategic
bare-boat chartering of one of
its vessels”.

Legal Notice

| NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

HEYDON LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 28th day of
March, 2008.

JENNIFER BISSON
23-25 Broad Street,
St. Helier, Jersey
Liquidator

CAVERSHAM PROPERTIES LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section —
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act (No.
- 45 of 2000), CAVERSHAM PROPERTIES LIMITED has
been dissolved and struck off the Register according to
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 28th day of April, 2008.

James A. Ramsden
Harbour Reach
Rue de Carteret

St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands

Liquidator

NOTICE

(a) MAI TAI INTERNATIONAL CORP. is in dissolution under the OF*
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

HURON LTD.

Liquidator’s Notice

Legal Notice ©
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

Pursuant to Section 138 Of
The International Business Companies Act.

We, Sovereign Managers Limited, Liquidator of HURON

LTD., hereby certify that the winding-up and dissolution (c) The liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of 2nd Terrace
of HURON LTD.., has been completed in accordance with West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
the Articles of Dissolution. 6
eo (d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of June, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of

WOLVERINE ENTERPRISES LTD.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 15, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by

the Registrar General. fs a wo ahs
Pe Naa Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above

company commenced on the 16th day of May, 2008,
Credit Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, PO.Box N-3023,
Nassau, ‘The Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator

Dated the 6th day. of May 2008.
of the Company.

Signed
For & Behalf of

Sovereign Manager:
Liquidator



NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

BAYTOWN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
IBC NO.

(In Voluritary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 of
the International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, Bay- .
town Technologies Limited is in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the Baytown Technologies
Limited is required on or before the 30th day of May, 2008 to
send their name, address and particulars of the debt or claim to
the Liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
claim i is approved.

Luis Antonio Sotillo Mendez of Avenida Urdaneta, Edificio
Karam, Apt.3025 Caracas, Venezuela 1010-A is the Liquidator of
BAYTOWN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED.

any distribution made before such debts are proved.
MAY 19, 2008
ALISA RICHARDSON

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) MAUI INVESTMENTS TRADING CORP. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 15, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of June, 2008 to send their names and
‘ addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.
MAY 19, 2008
ALISA RICHARDSON

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PRIVATE VALUE ALTERNATIVE FUND LIMITED. is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 19, 2008
when its Articles of Dissoltition were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of June, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.

MAY 20, 2008
ALISA RICHARDSON

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


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In-house mentoring
by firms encouraged

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

BAHAMIAN businesses would
benefit immensely from in-house men-
toring programmes to increase a com-
pany’s talent pool, as well as ensuring
that a formal line of succession was
in place, ikt was suggested yesterday

Speaking at a seminar during the
Bahamas Institute of Financial Ser-
vices (BIFS) week, Lisa Major, vice-
president of training and development
at the Bahamas Telecommunications

Company (BTC), said mentoring can
be a vital tool in helping Bahamian
businesses grow the company’s skills
base, allowing employees to benefit
from the experience of senior staff
members.

In particular, Ms Major said men-
toring was the perfect way to ensure a
line of succession, because it would
allow outgoing professionala to work
closely with junior staff members to
ensure they were well prepared for
added responsibility.

It would also improve performance

and increase the value of human cap-

ital, as well as build employee loyalty,
she said. :

Ms Major said there can be a num-
ber of ways to introduce mentoring,
whether it be one-on-one or a senior
staff member with a group. To be
effective, she said both parties must
have a willingness to participate, have
a level of trust and promise confiden-
tiality.

Jim Francis, head of sales and ser-
vice quality for HSBC Canada,
encouraged financial service providers

to treat all staff like they did their best
employees. This, he said, would
improve customer service, in turn
building customer loyalty.

He added that the best way to track
whether a customer was loyal was to
ask the simple question of whether
they would recommend a company to
their family or friends.

Mr Francis said the Bahamas had

got it right on this, as shown by the ©

fact that the question is listed on its
visitor exit survey form.
Mr Francis pointed out that it cost

more money to attract a new customer
than to satisfy an old one.

He said that sometimes, companies
needed to think beyond profits and
figure out what customer needs were,
then eliminate what he called “ stupid
stuff” that would drive customers to
the competition.

Mr Francis suggested that compa-
nies needed to reconnect sales with
service, so that every employee -
whether having direct customer con-
tact or not - appreciated and con-

Grade 12 certificate to boost

financial services education

_ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL -

Tribune Business Reporter

IN AN effort to improve the skills level
of persons entering the financial services
industry, the Bahamas Institute of Finan-
cial Services (BIFS) will implement the
Grade 12 Financial Services Certificate.

The aim of the initiative will be to equip

students, with the knowledge and skills.

needed for entry level positions in the
financial services sector, such as banks and
trust companies, insurance companies and
accounting and law firms.

Kim Bodie, the BIFS’ executive director,

announced that the pilot programme will
begin in September with some 30 seniors
from a variety of high schools in New Prov-
idence. The announcement came during
the BIFS annual week of seminars, which

‘ started yesterday.

Train

She explained that the G-12 certificate
will train students who show an interest
in a long-term career in the financial ser-
vices sector, and stimulate their interest
in the work environment.

Bahamas-based financial institutions

have agreed to sponsor the students in the
project.

Mrs Bodie said the project will entail
students having classes from 4pm to 6pm,
four.days a week, where they will be taught
four different business modules.

Topics will include financial calculations
and computer skills, economic concepts
and applications, the introduction of finan-
cial applications and legal and ethical man-
agement in a business context. She also
said the programme will be run in collo-
bration with the College of the Bahamas,
and is designed to increase. the skills and
knowlege base of Bahamian students.

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

NEW BROADWAY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which. commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LOVATENS VALLEY INC.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company ‘is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 20th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

VOLOS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

i _ Legal Notice

_NOTICE

YUM SENG INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BOSANSKA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLEARBLUE MARINE INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CLEARBLUE MARINE INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-

sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



tributed to customer loyalty.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BOUVERIE INVESTMENTS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation) d

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is. in dissolution, which commenced on |
the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

" ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice ©

_ NOTICE

RISTINA MOUNT CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on

the 16th day of May 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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Weare searching for an individual with a strong background .

‘in relational database modeling and sound knowledge in
software and database development.

Minimum Requirements:

¢ Programming capabilities in SQL and VBA,
¢ Knowledge of the MS Office Suite of products, with
strong emphasis on MS Access

The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:

¢ BA/BSc. degree in MIS, Computer Science or similar
qualification :

¢ Accounting systems would be a plus.

Persons interested in the above open position and meeting
the criteria should apply in writing, on or before May 30,
2008 enclosing a full resume with cover letter to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

. hrbahamas@ubs.com or


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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

BIRD NEST INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000), BIRD NEST INC. has been dissolved
and struck off the Register according to the Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 13th
day of May, 2008.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

3 | Director Food & Beverage

Key Responsibilities

V Provide overall administration of all food and beverage outlets.
\ Create and implement department policies, operating manuals, and
job descriptions; ensure adherence to department and overall

company policies.

Manage and direct the recruitment, selection and ongoing training of
food and beverage staff to Club standards and ensure compliance
with proper food handling and sanitation procedures. .

V Make revenue forecasts; manage department budget, inventory,

labor, and food and beverage costs.

v Along with the Executive Chef, plan menus, set prices, and coordinate

special events.

\ Facilitate set up and breakdown of events and internal functions.

Qualifications
V High School diploma or equivalent

V¥ Aminimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Beverage

Management or related field is preferred

V At least 10 years related experience in the same or similar position
V Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred.

V Experience working in multiple operations preferred.

VÂ¥ Aminimum of two years international experience an asset.

V Experience in opening a property a plus

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to. work in a growing
and dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player,
work at the highest standards of performance,

lf you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit
your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training,

hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax at 242-367-0804.



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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
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Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

oupounon Real Estate
psoas its

Bahamas Supermarkets
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RND Holdings

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Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
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CFAL Global Bond Fund
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Minister urges
single financial
services plan

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL together to form a single strat-
Tribune Business Reporter egy to address the difficulties
that exist in the private sector,
BAHAMAS-based financial _ the minister of state for fiance

said yesterday.

Zhivargo Laing, giving the
opening address at the
Bahamas Institute of Financial
Services week, said this
process would provide an enor-
mous opportunity to move the
industry forward.

He added that it was essen-
tial that the sector address what
can be done first on an institu-
tional level, then in a broader
sense.

In order to do, this, Mr Laing
said it was essential that the
private sector have a clear
understanding of its role and

Engineers

FROM page 1B

bune, Mr Elliott had estimated
that some 70-80 per cent of the
total value of engineering con-
tracts in the Bahamas was
going to foreign companies,
costing their Bahamian coun-
terparts business opportuni-
ties, revenues and jobs.

However, Mr Elliott said last
week: “I subsequently spoke
with some others, who said the
real figure may be as high as
90-95 per cent.”

The preliminary survey seen
by The Tribune bears this out,
as Bahamian engineers appear
to have obtained only a frac-
tion of the engineering and
environmental contracts -put
out to tender by the 90 invest-
ment projects approved by the
Ingraham government’s
National Economic Council
(NEC) since it took office.

Among the projects that

neers are Kerzner Interna-
tional’s proposed $500 million
Hurricane Hole redevelop-
ment on Paradise Island; the
- $306.2 million re-opening and
renovation of Walker’s Cay in
Abaco; the $110 million South
Cat Cay Properties (Bahamas)
roject on Cat Island; the
56.87 million Star Island
Holdings project on Eleuthera;
the $40 million Schooner Bay
Ventures development in Aba-
co; and the $22 million Bal-
moral Residences develop-.
ment at Cable Beach.

Among the Bahamian com-
panies involved are IBS, CCG,
URS and CSI. On the envi-
ronmental side, the Bahamian
companies involved include

and meet deadlines.

FG CAPITAL

MARKE
BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

1.58%

-0.38%

1.09%

-2.66%

1.87%

- last month dividends divided by closing price - 29 February 2008
- 31 December 2007
=** - 9 May 2008
sees ~ 31 April 2008
- 30 April 2008
- 31 March 2008



services providers must work -

have hired Bahamian engi-.

expectations, as well as the
steps it was willing to take to
reach its objectives.

The minister said that often
persons simply looked at
change as coming from the
Government, and what they
expected it to do.

However, Mr Laing said per-
sons in the industry know best,
and are best-placed to deter-
mine the skills they need and
provide training in those areas.

He added that in creating
this strategy, the industry will
need to be willing to bear some
of the costs. For instance, Mr
Laing said that if adopting such
a strategy would cost $1-2 mil-
lion, it should go without ques-
tion that the private sector be
willing to bear some, if not all,

of the costs.

“That should not even be an
issue for you. I can give you
some but I should not have to
give you all,” he said.

“If you are not moving by
strategy, how are you moving?”

Mr Laing said the Govern-
ment has already determined
that it will listen and consult
with its private sector partners
as much as possible.

As it relates to moving for-
ward in the financial services
industry, the Government
remains committed to making
its necessary adjustments to
improve efficiency, particular-
ly as it relates to immigration
practices and passing amend-
ed industry legislation before

- year-end.

gain investment work

URS, Coastal Systems and
Islands by Design.

Projects using Bahamian
companies for environmental-
related work include Walker’s
Cat, the $110 million Port St
George project on Long
Island; potentially the $950
million Cottage Estates devel-
opment in Exuma; the $500
million Rockford Island Devel-
opment venture in Eleuthera;
the $80 million Aman resort
project on Norman’s Cay;
Schooner Bay Ventures; the
$37 million Romora Bay
Beach Club.expansion on Har-
bour Island;.and South Cat
Cay Properties (Bahamas).

The report’s author, who
requested anonymity, told The
Tribune: “Can Government
demonstrate to any level that if
projects are not being ‘engi-
neered’ locally, that every for-
eign consultant has complied
with business and work permit
requirements? I very much
doubt it.”

Mr Elliott, when contacted
by The Tribune, suggested

there were measures - espe-.

cially on the environmental
side - that the Government
could take to ensure Bahami-
ans were able to. compete for
foreign direct investment-relat-
ed contracts on a ‘level playing
field’.

“Who better knows the envi- .

ronment than Bahamians?”

Mr Elliott asked.
“Specifically, as regards the

environmental work, there

have been some concerns

expressed to me that the BEST



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Commission, who are the per-
sons who review these Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessments
(EIAs), could be more sensi--
tive to the fact there are
Bahamian firms qualified to
produce these EIAs.”

Meanwhile, Mr Elliott said
the Society had recommend-
ed to the Government - specif-
ically the Ministry of Finance
and Bahamas Trade Commis-
sion - that the engineering pro-
fession be “reserved for the
next 10 years” from being
opened to foreign companies
establishing a presence in the
Bahamas.

The recommendation, given
in the context of the Econom-
ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) negotiations, appeared .
to have met with no objections
from the Government, Mr

- Elliott said.

He explained that the reser-
vation was needed because
“unlike some other profes-
sions, if you look at the
Bahamian engineering profes-
sion it has not been fully devel-
oped yet. Doctors, lawyers and
accountants have been self-reg-
ulating ‘for years, and engi-
neering has not been regulat-
ed”.

Engineers are still waiting
for the Engineers Act to be
enforced. The profession is to
be regulated by a Professional
Engineers Board, but this is
not functioning yet. The Gov-
ernment must amend the Act
to allow non-registered
Bahamian engineers to sit on
the first Board.






NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EVANS SERAPHIN of
FOWLER STREET, 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 13th day of May 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOSEPH DATIS OF MARSH
HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH
day of MAY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.










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game, and my play, I may add, also
leaves little to be desired. In fact, if I
ever decided to put my mind to the
game, there is no doubt that you
would soon be out of a job.

I was merely wondering — and
that is why I am writing you ---
whether it is possible that J had over-
looked any angle in this hand where
I went down at three notrump.

West led the A-Q of clubs, and I

would have had a very easy time
making three notrump except that the
player on my right threw away the
ace of diamonds and ace of spades on
the first two tricks!
. No matter how I figure it, I don’t
see how I can now make this hand. If
East had’ discarded just one ace, I
would have gotten home with nine
tricks, but two of them were just too
much for me. Is there anything I
could have done to make the con-
tract? Sincerely yours, Joe Blow.

- Dear Mr. Blow: Not a thing. You
“were up against superhuman defense.

Apparently East is also a gin player, —

so my guess is that he threw away his
aces in order to retain his other com-
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TUESDAY,

MAY 20

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18,

You have a full to-do list this week,
Aquarius, but don’t let this upset you.
If you set your priorities and work
diligently, you certainly can pet
everything accomplished easily: =

PISCES - Feb 19/March 20

Keep your sense of humor about you
early in the week. Pisces, becabse
you're going to need it when you'get
some discouraging news froma loved

one, Try to laugh at the situation. |
ARIES — March 21/April 20

Take the initiative when it comes to
a financial opportunity this week,
Aries. You can earn much, Don’t fet
this slip away, because you wor’t

wa a

J have another chance like it. 8

TAURUS — April 21/May 21

You can accomplish anything as
long as. you stay focused, Don’t Jet
an acquaintance stop you from
reaching an important goal this

-week; don’t get distracted. 4

GEMINI = May 22/June 21;
A business associate gets you
involved in a difficult situation easly




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mooch about (9) yes 2 Skips with the girls (6) am
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a ene ae scram and not 5 Aman painting outside (2,6) ;
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broken into (6:3) nomads' regions (7) N
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ahead (7) 19 Nail the heavyweight, getting “1H
20 The motto is “Work hard to -* ~ aleftin (5) —<
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=i ue (4) . nowhere! (5)
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des é i the whole thing it 23 eet giving a coin to the heirs to toss
" ' for! (6) :
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28 Has the ball gone to the three- Paar ee endows and
quarters? (4) % ae up (78) .
29 Putsback at the centre a8 , Partakes of, when ane is forced to (3) ACROSS
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paper (9) pasty (4-4) " (8) 34 Polos
36 Ran like crazy before the sea got 31 Grounds for the weird diets people go ap officer (9)
really rough (4,5) in for (8) Paper Gi) 36 Capacity for
38 Empathises with, when one gives th 32 ao ke Gaver
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5 to ( to catch you (5,3) utensil (7)
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lanai: va 35 Room with nothing init but a bar (6) e times (6) : eae, 6)
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car (7,2) entertainment for the young (6) 26 eel 2 ao
figure (8) 42 Retinue (9)

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DOWN: 1, Spas-m 2, C-or-ot 3, Bank 4, B-esom 5, 6, Undone 9, Tab-O-os

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12, Stall 13, Mistake 15, Lot 16, Bed 18, Galton 20, Coase 21, Ft 22, Ero 23,
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ing you could do to alter the out-
come. Cordially yours, SB

in the week, Gemini. Keep your
J anger in check until you find a way
rout ofhis messey far aye

CANCER — June 22/



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CER - June 22/July 22
Don’t keep your feelingsbottled np
inside on Wednesday, Cancer. You
need to talk to someone. If you
don’t, you're just going to make
yourself miserable. Open up toa
loved one who is always there. §:
LEO -— July 23/August 23 }
This is your week to celebrate, Leo.
You finally receive the good news that
you've been hoping for. Revel in fit.

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Ee i ee oe g a 5 Eg § 4. joy. Capricorn plays an important rolé.
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(1999 Seema 588 Several peaple are counting pu

edition). g OSE Ece you to complete an important pao-

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paces, | ifalg | | tated
once only. Each must. contain th a < iE ~ Se ‘ ‘
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letter word. gow ead 3 se scomment

No plurals. 3 ge £E ¢ £6 z the wrong way, Libra. This persbn

eet , ieee i Baier eesti Hagsas =e doesn’t mean to insult you; he or ghe

is just joking. Lighten up a bit and
learn to be the life of the party: 4.
SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22;
You have a busy week ahead of yu.
So, don’t slack off. While you just
want to relax, you know that yOu
cant right now. Instead, buckle
down and get to work. a
SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23Dec 41
Everything appears to go wrong this
week, Sagittarius. However! dof't
get discouraged. Things aren’t as
bad as they seem. If you take the
time to examine the situation, you'll
realize that you"re doing well.
CAPRICORN — Dec 22/Jan 20
Stand your ground when a loved one
tries to force you to do something with
which you don’t agree. You know the
Jitference, between right and wrong abd
‘ what this person’s asking is wrong.

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36 {or more). Solution tomorrow.

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Iweta Rajlich v Matthew Turner,
Cambridge University v Wood
Green,UK 4NCL league 2007. The
Polish student playing White was a
pawn up against a grandmaster,

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'
anne a 23 ae aie with an upset victory on the cards.
2 Begins (6) 25 Intentional The pawn seemed little enough in ‘
3 Sauntered (8) (10 view of Black's active piece play and ;
: sunk (6) 26 Belonging to immediate Rxe5 threat, but there :

route (3 9) 8 ly Sty was another factor in Black's unsafe :
6 Nonsense. 30 Decom king at the edge of the board. :
slang (10) pression Turner hoped for a queen exchange .
7 ia mammal sickness (3,5) which would solve his difficulties '
8 — Grown-up (6) I Counerecig and even make the king an ‘
Ti One who 2 (Saha ) attacking piece, but he had not :
shoes tool (5,3) reckoned on Rajlich's next turn. special sections for weaker players,
‘i Paty a 33 Sports How did White force victory? . cash prizes for winners, anda
18 Twelve 35 anne () Golders Green hosts an open-to-all guaranteed six games each lasting
dozen (5) spice (6) one-day congress tomorrow. one hour maximum. For details, call
20 aes 36 Parcel (6) Anyone from expert to novice is Adam Raoof on 07855 036537.
22 Presses 37 ae 2 a 5 welcome in the contest, which has LEONARD BARDEN

Chess 8615: 1 Rf3! (threat 2 Qg2 and 3 Rh3 winning
queen for rook} Rxe4 2 Ri! Kh5 (if QhS 3 Bg7+!
wins) 3 Bel Qxh3 4 Rxh3+ Nh4 5 Rxtid mate.

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‘Americans

worry about |
funding a long

retirement

@ By EILEEN ALT
POWELL
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —
Americans worry that inflation
and the rising cost of health
care are increasing the risk that

_ they will run out of money in

retirement, according to a
study released Monday.

The survey by the Society of
Actuaries found that people
already retired were most wor-
ried about inflation and afford-
ing long-term care. Pre-
retirees, meanwhile, ranked
affordable health care as their
top concern, followed by infla-
tion and long-term care cover-
age.

Overall, pre-retirees showed
greater worries than those
already in retirement, the study
found. :

Anna M. Rappaport, a con-|
sulting actuary based in Chica-
go and supervisor of the bien-
nial ‘report, said that one theo-
ry for the difference in the lev-
els of concern could be that
“for the pre-retiree, retireme::t
is still an unknown.”

Rappaport said she was sur-
prised that people weren’t
more worried.

Concerns about health care
costs, inflation and nursing
home care expenses rose
strongly in 2003, after the econ-
omy went through a recession
and the stock market fell
sharply, she pointed out.

\ “Now they’re not as con-



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Survey by the Society

of Actuaries finds that
people already retired
were most worried about
inflation and affording
long-term health care

cerned as we think they should
be,” Rappaport said. “It’s kind
of out of sight, out of mind.”

_ Rappaport also said that
Americans appear to be under-
estimating the financial impact
of the death of a spouse.
About 60 per cent of those
responding to the survey felt
there would be little impact
when a spouse dies, but Rap-
paport said that surviving

- Spouses often experience sig-

nificant drops in income and
benefit coverage, especially
women.

She said that Americans
need to be more aware that
longevity is a significant risk.
She pointed out that among
today’s 65-year-old population,
the average man is likely to
live an additional 17 years and
the average woman, 20 years.

The study found both a lack
of understanding about invest-
ing — which can help people





grow their savings above the
rate of inflation. — as well as
inadequate savings levels. It
also found that people “do not
estimate their retirement needs
well.”

Still, Rappaport said, many
Americans are considering a
step that could help — working
longer. Z

In the latest study, some 15
per cent of those still working
said they expected to. work in
their primary occupation until
at least age 66, and 28 per cent |
said they may never retire.

The survey involving more
than 800 adults age 45 to 80
was conducted in mid-2007 by
Mathew Greenwald & Asso-
ciates Inc. and had a margin
of error of plus or minus five
percentage points. The Soci-
ety of Actuaries, a profession-
al association and research
group, is headquartered in
Schaumburg, Ill.









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