Citation
The Tribune

Material Information

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

Subjects

Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Bahamas

Notes

General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
This item was contributed to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) by the source institution listed in the metadata. This item may or may not be protected by copyright in the country where it was produced. Users of this work have responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by applicable law, including any applicable international copyright treaty or fair use or fair dealing statutes, which dLOC partners have explicitly supported and endorsed. Any reuse of this item in excess of applicable copyright exceptions may require permission. dLOC would encourage users to contact the source institution directly or dloc@fiu.edu to request more information about copyright status or to provide additional information about the item.
Resource Identifier:
09994850 ( OCLC )

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:


Full Text
The Paint hei

Mount Royal Aversa’ TR: 326-1 875/323-4963





qv ¥

r V4
vy
iN Wh
e

§ uv FE



R LAC Ly



eli

89F
T9F



VERY WARM,
» Couns, SiN



— TODAY

BAHAMAS EDITION

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

recia ck at
Vaated ie

SEE PAGE 3

>
‘







a By NATARIO McKENZIE

TWO men charged in the
shooting of a vacationing New
Jersey police officer appeared
in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Ebenezer Sherman, 18, and
Bradley Saunders, 21, both of
Delaporte Road, were
arraigned before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court

One, Bank Lane, yesterday
morning, on charges of attempt-
ed murder, attempted armed
robbery and causing harm.
According to court dockets,

the two young men, being con- ’

cerned together, on Wednes-

day, May 14, attempted to cause,

the death of John Casper.
SEE page 14

’ \

ei Murder trial witnesses ‘terrified

WITNESSES in a high-pro-
file murder trial are alarmed
that the main suspect is out.on
bail, even though he has since
been charged with carrying a
firearm.

Eight witnesses believe they
are in danger because the sus-
pect, who was sentenced to
death but was then freed on
appeal, is now on the louse in
Nassau.

“Tam terrified of this man,” a
witness told The Tribune yes-






terday. “It is unbelievable that
he can be charged with having a
gun and ammunition and still
be free to roam the streets.”

The man, who cannot be:

named for legal reasons,
received the death penalty for a
murder dating back more than a
decade, but was freed on appeal
to await a retrial.

But no retrial date has been
set, and he has since been

SEE page 14

ACCUSED: Ebenezer Sherman, 18,
of Delaporte Road.

PLP Chairman confronts the FNM




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

THE PLP. Chairman
demanded yesterday that the
leader of government business
in the House of Assembly dis-
tance his party from reports

_SEE page 16



over Harl Taylor files controversy

car

one Clarke/Tribune staff

ACCUSED: Bradley Saunders, 21,
of Deloporte Road.





that the FNM intends to use




police files on the Harl Taylor |




murder to smear members of
the PLP.

Glenys Hanna-Martin chal-
lenged the governing party to |
distance itself from claims by
unnamed FNM insiders in a.
story in The Tribune published








Ill table list of FNM

sweethearts —

SIEVING Henin

Gibson

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

GOLDEN Gates MP Shane
Gibson made a bold declara-
tion in the House of Assembly
yesterday when he promised to
table a list of sweethearts
involved with FNM members
during the Budget communica-
tion, which is expected to be

SEE page 16























i
Wi?



#) PITTSBUR
PAINT

Nobody Beats our Name Brand Selection or
our everday Low Prices, GUARANTEED!







(
j PPG Architectural Finishes



Jamaican passport

discovered nearby

W PHOTOS:
Felipé
Major/ ;
Tribune staff

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE body of an unidentified
man believed to be a Jamaican
national was found near the

shoreline of a Clifton Pier beach _-

early yesterday morning with
multiple stab wounds to the
upper body.

A Jamaican passport was
found near the body, however

police declined to release his -

identity until he is positively
identified, Officer-in-Charge of
Homicide Assistant Superin-
tendent Leon Bethel said.

"We might have an idea (of
his identity) but we can't release
that at this stage," he said.

Believed to be in his 30s, the
victim was wearing a t-shirt,
camouflage jacket and jeans
with one hand clutching an
apparent stab wound to the
chest with pools of dried blood
visible on the rocks beneath

MYSTERY: me examine lg OO ON
By TANEKA THOMPSON



OFFICERS remove ne body.



him.

ASP Bethel said it was not.
known how long the body lay
on the beach and declined to
speculate: "We cannot say
exactly how long he was out
there."

Police are also investigating
if the victim was stabbed at the
beach or killed at another site
and then dumped in the area.

"Obviously we're not sure
whether the incident resulted
from the stabbing or whether

SEE page 14



PAGE 2, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008



LOCAL NEWS

Minister: $500,000 a
month to go towards
homes buildin

sermons

_ * NORTH TO ABUNDANT LIFE ROAD
jf
a *NORTH ACROSS EAST WEST RIGHWAY













PVENT
bi mee Mg tea
Ca Os ied

EAS Os

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

BEGINNING this month, the
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation
will have $500,000 a month to put

- towards the building of homes,

Minister of Housing Kenneth
Russell said.
The minister made this decla-

‘ration, and attacked the PLP’s

housing record, yesterday while
speaking in the House of Assem-
bly on the resolution for the con-
veyance of 88.279 acres of land in
Spring City, Abaco, from the trea-
surer to. the minister of housing,
for the purpose of continuing gov-
ernment’s housing development.
Mr Russell acknowledged that
during his one year as minister of
housing, no new homes were built
by government. However, the rea-
son for this, he explained, was the

‘ poor state in which the PLP left

the ministry.

“We met 86 houses incomplete;
hundreds of houses where peo-
ple lived without conveyances
and/or mortgages; 40 houses sup-
posedly completed where people
could not move in because infra-

. Structure was not completed,” said

Mr Russell. “Mr Speaker, we also
met three houses with people in
residence who claimed that the
houses were gifts from the minis-

ter, which they did not have to -
' pay mortgage, rent or anything

else. We met 400 houses on mort-
gage with no insurance, it is ‘a
good thing that no fire, hurricane,
or flooding had occurred in this
community putting the home-
owner at risk, which would have
caused serious additional expens-
es on the BMC (Bahamas Mort-
gage Corporation),” he added.
The minister told the House
that upon coming to office, the
FNM also found 10 homes with
mortgages bought out from Impe-
rial Life that were deliberately
not placed on the corporation’s
books for four years; and the
BMC and the Department of
Housing were both broke, owing
millions to other corporations and
to each other.
Former Housing Minister
Shane Gibson said he did not

accept this explanation for the

non-construction of homes dur-
ing his tenure.

“In the last year, yes 365 days
plus, not one house has been built





Kenneth Russell

for those citizens who seek to
become homeowners,” he said.
“Now by some supernatural inter-
vention this most —well the peo-
ple say — the people say, this
most incompetent housing minis-
ter — I don’t think he’s incompe-
tent, but that’s what people say —
now has a revelation that he will

. be able to Build 15-heuses every
_ three months and will bring down

the cost in the process.”

Mr Gibson also charged that
Mr Russell is now planning to sell
incomplete homes — placing the

‘ burden for completion on the

would-be homeowners.

“Mr Speaker, what kind of
warped, unintelligent, inconsid-
erate logic 1 that??-asked Mr
Gibson.

‘In providing details on the
repairs that his ministry is facili-
tating in 12 government subdivi-
sions, Mr Russell said that in Dig-
nity Gardens number one, there
are more than 63 houses that
require repairs, and 27 contracts

‘have been issued to date.

He said government has had ‘to
install sewerage infrastructure in
that community so that waste
pumping trucks no longer have
to constantly visit the area, which
leads to leakage of the mate-rial as
the trucks depart.

In Adelaide Village, said Mr
Russell, of the 29 houses that were
built, 27 require repairs, and 22
require serious repairs. In Pride
Estates, of the 94 houses built, 81
have to be repaired.

The resolution was passed by
the House yesterday evening.

|

|
WHIRLPOOL
MICROWAVE

Ree ere

THE TRIBUNE

i
|

© In brief

Woman
accused of
Stealing nearly
$85,000 from
workplace

A WOMAN charged with
Stealing nearly $85,000 from her
place of employment over a
five-month period was
arraigned in Magistrate’s Court
yesterday. Tanya Smith, 27,
appeared before Magistrate
Linda Virgill at Court Nine,
Nassau Street, on 32 counts of



' Stealing by reason of employ-

ment.

According to court dockets, it
is alleged that Smith stole a total
of $84,818 from United Com-
munications Ltd, where she was
employed.

The offences allegedly took
place between.November 22,
20107, and March 6 of this year. .

It is alleged that Smith stole

_as much as $11,000 on one occa-

sion and at times as little as $20.
Smith was not required to

plead to the charges. She was

granted $30,000 bail with two
sureties. The case has been
adjourned to October 10 and
11.

Top Abaco

craftswoman
chosen to
Study in China

ONE of Abaco’s top

“ craftswomen has been chosen
~to study_machine embroidery

in China. Lovely Reckley, of
Marsh Harbour, will spend
three months in China this sum-
mer to learn new techniques for

~ her successful crafts business. '

Ms Reckley, a talented straw
and shell worker, will travel to
the Far East courtesy of the
Chinese government.

Her work has been listed as
particularly noteworthy by the
Bahamas. Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation. :

“Lovely is a very talented
person, and deserves her suc-
cess,” an island source told The
Tribune. “She used to work in
an office, but desperately want-
ed to get back into craft work.
This is a great boost for her.”

Following her trip, Ms Reck-
ley hopes to add machined
embroidery to her range of
products. Her selection marks
the second Chinese connection
for Abaco in recent weeks.

The island’s senior adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper has been
chosen for a three-week trip to
China to see local severminent
operations there.

Water producers
see sunny side

DRY weather has meant.
good business for reverse osmo--
sis water producers on the Aba-
co cays. Residents who rely on
rain water to keep their cisterns
full are now having to buy water
from RO ‘producers’, an island
source said last night.

On mainland Abaco, resi-
dents rely on ground or well
water, but on the cays rain
water is crucial. _ ;

“In the past, everybody on
the cays had to rely on what
comes off the roof, but RO pro-
ducers are now doing good busi- ’
ness,” said the source.

“The rainy season doesn’t
really start until June, so every-

-body is hoping the next few

weeks will bring water.”







THE TRIBUNE





© In brief

Nursing
graduates
urged to form
parinerships

NURSES new to the profes-
sion must be able and willing
to form partnerships if they are
to ensure successful outcomes
for their patients, nursing advi-
sor at the Public Hospitals
Authority Willlamae Hamilton-
Stuart said.

She was speaking on Monday
at the College of the Bahamas’
School of Nursing and Allied
Health Profession’s fourth
annual Nurses’ Pinning Cere-
mony held at the Diplomat
Centre.

She said partnerships must be
formed wherever nurses are sta-
tioned, be it hospitals, doctor’s
offices, community clinics,
schools or nursing homes.

“It is only through these part-
nerships that education contin-
ues, professionalism is crys-
tallised, skills as a clinician per-
fected and excellence in nurs-
ing is assured,” Mrs Hamilton-
Stuart said.

“You are to partner with oth-
er disciplines, including admin-
istrators, financial controllers
and officers, medical doctors,
physiotherapists, researchers,
those who have PhDs and all
the other areas of the allied
health profession as they all
come together to play a critical
part in the delivery of quality
care to patients.

“You must also establish
partnerships with families of
patients and of course the
patients themselves, because it
is essential to ensure that the
care we give them meets their
needs and that they are able to
experience nurses expertise and
compassion in the most effec-

@ MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

TOP secret plans‘eggaunder-
way to halt the export of drugs

and migrants from Haiti into

the Bahamas.

In OPBAT’s (Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos)
second trilateral meeting
between the Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos and the United
States, members discussed con-
fidential plans to stop the illegal
trafficking emanating from
Haiti and affecting all parties.

Leading the Bahamian dele-
gation, Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest
said: “We discussed ideas for
new ways of how to improve
things, but they cannot be dis-
cussed publicly.

“We have the mechanisms in
place now so it is a matter of
continuing what we are doing.”

The international ministers,
ambassadors and law enforce-
ment officials discussed how
best to integrate assets, share
intelligence and engage with the
government of Haiti and the

‘ Dominican Republic in order
_ to fight their common threat.

US and British representa-

Meyer NS

Secret move to stop
trafficking between
Haiti and Bahamas

Plan to halt flow of drugs, migrants

mmy. Turnquest



tives in those countries reported
the local trends and suggested
ways OPBAT members can
help to improve law enforce-
ment and increase the capabili-
ties of the Haitian and Domini-
can governments to provide
economic security to its citizens.

Mr Turnquest said: “CARI-
COM is looking at ways of
assisting Haiti on the political

level, and Bahamas is playing a
lead role in that regard.

“The US is providing assis-
tance in combatting illegal
smuggling and gun trafficking,
and the Dominican Republic

- have their own concerns as they
are sharing with Haiti the island -

of Hispaniola.”

A task-force was appointed
to follow-up on how to better
co-ordinate existing assets, inte-
grate newly-arrived assets into
the current OPBAT frame-
work, and share intelligence.

The task-force will also con-
sider future joint operations,

explore ways of sharing infor-,

mation with Haitian, and
Dominican law enforcement
and ways of improving security
at their sea ports, as well as
examine draft legislation to reg-
ulate wooden-hulled sailing

sloops believed to play a key -

role in drug and migrant smug-
gling.

The meeting at the Royal
Bahamas’ Police Force’s Paul
Farquharson Conference Cen-
tre on Friday May 9 will be fol-

lowed by the third Tripartite
meeting hosted by the Bahami--

an Government in September.



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 3

Lo

Gorgon:
Desig nep

hae &

Accessories



lo beep you
cool lr the
long hot

Summer

= s











Established in 1956 by an old Bahamian family
Parliament Street (near Bay St.) Tel: 322-8393 or 328-7157

¢ Fax: 326-9953

Crystal Court at Atlantis, Paradise Island Tel: 363-4161/2

Lyford Cay (Harbour Green Shops at Lyford Cay)
Tel: 362-5235

. e-mail: www.colesofnassau.com ¢ P.O. Box N-121

CARPET, FURNITURE, MARBLE & TILE CARE

Tue Most THOROUGH RESTORATION & CLEANING EVER, OR THE Jos Is FREE!
NassAu’s ONLY PROFESSIONAL, CERTIFIED STONE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CaRE SYSTEMS.



Bahamians given chance to
join the fight against crime









* Carpet, Upholstery, Stone and Marble Ciasiny &

tive way. Restoration Specialist.

Golf-cart



’ Prochem Cleaning Systems removes Deep & Heavy
Soil, Bacteria, Grease, Watermarks and Stains from
ting & Furniture, restoring them to like new
al a fraction of replacement cost. ‘
* Carpet, Sofa’s, Loveseats, Chairs, Dining Chairs, Cars,

a
7

=——*

pes

parade for - :

schoolboy

champ James |

Boyce.

The 11-year-old was voted
Bahamas Primary School Stu-
dent of the Year last weekend,
earning himself a jubilant recep-
tion at Marsh Harbour airport.

James, whose family lives in
Marsh Harbour, catches the fer-
ry every day to attend Hope

. Town School on Elbow Cay.

“There was quite a party for
him,” said an island source.
“Hope Town is very proud of its
star pupil.”

firehugs
blamed for
bush blazes

FIRE-RAISERS are being
blamed for a spate of bush fires
which have raged through Aba-
co in recent weeks. .

Marsh Harbour’s volunteer
iire brigade has been kept on
full alert, sometimes working
round-the-clock to contain the
fiames in one of the worst years
on record.

Buildings on the airport road
have been threatened by fires,
and at one stage fixed base
operators at the airport were in
danger.

“Everyone here is convinced’

that these fires are often the
work of fire-raisers,” said an
island source.

“Misguided people some-
times do this just to create
excitement for themrelves, but
it is getting out of hand.”

Volunteers were said to be at
full-stretch fighting fires in sev-
eral areas round the island cap-
ital.

“There is a strong smell of
smoke in the air,” said the
source, “We always get fires at
this time of the year, but never
as many as this year. It’s been
really bad.”

Extremely dry conditions and
strong winds have added to the
problem.

“We're desperately waiting
for the rainy season to start so

-that these fires can be brought

under. control,” the source
added.

Re Drs ue
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Pest Control

Ce ae CMTE) Ci) bey
322-2157



@ MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIAN people are
invited to get involved in the
fight against crime:by con-

Its chairman, PLP MP
Bernard Nottage, said the com-
mittee of seven members from
both parties, and independent

. member Kenyatta Gibson, will
‘put their political differences

aside to crack down on crime
for the benefit of all citizens,
and take on board the issues
and solutions raised by the pub-
lic.

Dr Nottage said: “The prob-
lem. of crime is not a political
problem, but a problem which
affects the entire country.”

FNM Member Kendal
Wright added: “We are com-
mitted to coming together to
deal with the criminal element
in our country. There is going to
be an enormous input from the
public and we are committed to
that.”

The Select Committee on
Crime was founded in Febru-
ary to examine the unaccept-
ably high levels of criminal
activity in the Bahamas.

Members will review govern-
ment committee reports, includ-

Public is urged to contribute to’
government select committee



ing the 1998 National Crime
Report and the 2003 Prison
Reform Commission Report, to
investigate how strategies have

. been implemented and to what

effect.

Reports by the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and non-
governmental organisations will
also be scrutinized.

Dr Nottage said: “Crime has
gone beyond the stage in our
country where we can sit back
and hepe it goes away. Those
responsible are going to have

The Bahamas with o
In; store display of their creations.

Saturday 12pm- - at

Home Fabrics.

“Meet the Designers’

Fishion advice, fey”
and Inspiration

Bey ar FANE

Hom

will be a full examination which
both parties have endorsed.”

The committee reports will
differ to others because they
will be lively, visual and make
an immediate and long-term
impact, Mr Wright said.

Dr Nottage added: “One
thing I know for sure is that
everybody in the Bahamas
wants crime to be minimised as
much as possible. We have the
determination to follow through
with whatever report, we. come
up with.”

Meetings will be open to the
press and public, and both agen-
cies and individuals can apply
to give presentations by writing
to the clerk of the House of
Assembly. The committee will
travel to Grand Bahama and
the family islands to conduct
hearings when necessary.

The first hearing will be held
on Thursday May 29, calling
Acting Commissioner of the
Police, Reginald Ferguson, to

’ be the first witness.

| Javotte’s House of Couture
Work: 325-1445 * Celi: 395-1445













°



INDIANA JONES

Authorized StoneTech Professional Contractor
CALL PROCHEM BAHAMAS

Boats, Grout, Tiles, Marble & Stone ~

Persian, Wool & Silk Carpet Cleaning Specialist

Marble Polishing, Restoration & Care
Wood Floor Restoration ;



_ RESIDENTS of Hope Town, ee ' to explain to the public the mea- __ . .,.. PROCHEM SYSTEM (sm)
Abaco, organised a golf-cart, ne wEctide cata lees f erties i | sures they Have takenand“par- * ‘PHONE: 32358083 o 323-1594

parade to welcome home| . C | apr re Caviar ac arn Ho | liamentarians will have tocome = BENS. #209". 0. omny wit Can Do IT RIGHT!

schoolboy champion James See before the committee so there www prochemsystem.com * ww'w.stanetechpro.com * www.licre.org

* psp@coralwave.com

« YOUR LOCAL MEMBER OF THE:



Showing Start This
Thursday May 22nd, 2008

Mall-at-Marathon

3 AT 10:00 AM DAILY -

sn uk [os [os

Se Hea ae ror

SS oe

7:00 | NA |

[CHRONICLES OFMARNIA | 200 | NA_| 8:00 | Wn

SPEED RACER

NOU SORES,
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. B | 4:08 | NIA |
8 [WA | ato | 7:00 | NA | NA |

SPEED RACER

NEW ce sa0 | WA |

on Pa

ree
nore [ va [ a wn | a | |

IRON MAN

orn [aa [wn [00 [a0 |
omen [|| wa | ||

Semmes [WT a [WY







PAGE 4, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972

Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Piiblisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, PO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352
Circulation Department - (242) 502-2387
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608:
Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

Shane Gibson’s ‘sweetheart’ threat

GOLDEN GATES MP Shane Gibson, who
resigned from the Christie cabinet last year
over’his friendship with the late Anna Nicole
Smith, announced in the House yesterday that
he will lay on the table of the House a list of
“sweethearts” allegedly involved with FNM
members.

This scandalous.threat shows that Mr Gibson
is completely oblivious to why the public
demanded his resignation over the Anna Nicole
scandal two years.ago. The issue was not his
friendship with Anna Nicole. The issue was that
that friendship was perceived to have affected
his ministerial judgment.

Laying the names of politicians’ alleged
“sweethearts” on the table of the House is com-
pletely irrelevant to House business and should
not be allowed. If and when a “sweetheart”

appears to have addled the brain of a politi-.

cian to the point where he cannot do the public’s
business impartially, then, and only then, does
it become of public concern.

This is what happened to Mr Gibson.

Mr Gibson is now dragging House business
down to the level of the bar room. If this is
what the public is paying his salary for, then it is
time to close shop and start all over again. .

There was a time when — whether one
agreed with them or not — there were gentle-
men in the House. There was a limit beyond
which they would not go. Times have changed
and so have the mores of many of our politi-
cians. Bahamians should be disgusted and
demand higher standards from their MPs.

No wonder we have trouble with our youth
when leaders grovel in the gutter and do so
without shame in the public arena.

As a disgusted letter writer said in a letter
published in The Tribune yesterday:

“Bahamians are sick to death of juvenile
and petty politicians on both sides. of the divide
and we wonder what small miracle it will take to
lift them and our country out of the gutter.”

We are now at the crossroads and Baapea
have to make a decision.

Are we going to the gutter or are we going to
demand a standard of behaviour from these
men and women in whose hands we have
entrusted our future?

As for Mr Gibson and Anna Nicole: Their
friendship was no one’s business until her fast-
tracked residence permit became an issue.
While others — including Bahamians married to
foreigners — waited years to have their per-
mits considered, Ms Smith’s certificate was
issued exactly 21 working days after her appli-
cation was submitted to Mr Gibson’s depart-
ment.

At the time we were told that it was



And.

ORALEC’S FASHIONS

Has Just The Dress You Need

Mackey Street ¢ Telephone: 393-0744
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm

All-Star Family
Sports Science Camp
D






June 23-July 11
M-Th 8:30a-3:00p
Fri 8: 30a-12: ove




recsbatios $25 Gonrefuntabie)
Tuition for 3 weeks: $200 first child,
$150 each additional child

Registration Deadline May 30

Out East: Joe Farrington Road
Out West: YWCA, Dolphin Drive



Summer Is Near









For more information, call 364-6773
Email: allstarbahamas@gmail.com

“absolutely impossible” — impossible that is if
all security checks were done — to issue a per-
mit in that time. But Anna Nicole got hers while
others waited — and fumed in anger.

Instead of Immigration delivering the permit
to Ms Smith’s lawyers, who had submitted the
application, it was personally delivered to Ms
Smith’s Eastern Road home. The law firm only
learned of the residence approval when Ms
Smith telephoned giving instructions to have a
$10,000 cheque delivered to her home by
7o’clock on the evening of September 20, 2006
for Immigration Minister Shane Gibson.

Because of the unusual sequence of events
one of the firm’s young lawyers delivered the
cheque in person.

According to the lawyer she drove to Ms

Smith’s home where she saw Immigration Min- .

ister Gibson in the living room.

The lawyer went into Ms Smith’s bedroom
and gave her the envelope containing the
cheque.

As Ms Smith opened the envelope her
lawyer-boyfriend ushered Mr Gibson into the
bedroom where Ms Smith handed the cheque to
Mr Gibson. The lawyer then left the house.

In the House of Assembly the Minister
denied the lawyer’s story. In fact he denied
being at the house at all. And he certainly

denied collecting a cheque on behalf of Immi-

gration.

“Anything to the contrary,” he said, “is a
vicious lie conceived in ignorance and spread in
wickedness by the FNM.”

The lawyer stuck to her story. She said her
eyes had not deceived her. Had Mr Gibson mis-
led the House? At the time no one pressed the
point.

The public was angry. Why, they wanted to
know, would a government minister interfere
with the duties of the Immigration Department
and why would he personally accept a cheque
on behalf of that department?

Bahamians also wanted to know why, if it
were not for the friendship, could American-
born Ms Smith get a residence permit in 21
days when they had been waiting years for an
answer to their applications?

This is what brought Mr Gibson down. It
was not his friendship: with Ms Smith alone,
but it was the public perception that Mr Gibson
had mixed that friendship with the public’s busi-
ness, and the public’s business had suffered.
That was Mr Gibson’s political undoing.

Now Mr Gibson, seeking vengeance, wants
to embarrass government members. Where is
the justification?

As the letter writer has said: It is time that we
rescue our parliament from the gutter.



















TE REE

PRE-OWNED
CARS & TRUCKS

For the best deal in town on
pre-owned cars, with warranty!

NOW IN
STOCK

‘00 HYUNDAI ACCENT -
‘01 HYUNDAI COUPE
‘04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Very low mileage, very clean
‘O06 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Very clean
‘06 HYUNDAI TUSCON GLS
‘99 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 3dr
‘02 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA odr
‘03 SUZUKI BALENO
‘95 TOYOTA AVALON c

: / “#1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHAMAS |
IRLEY STREET * 322-3775 + 325-3079

Visitou our abawroen at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport) Ltd far similar deals, Queens Hw wy, 352-6122
or Abaco Mator Mall, Don MacKay Blvd, 347-2916

Opposition
has reverted.
to true form

ghetto politics

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read with utter disbelief
your lead story today that the
PLP intends to raise the issue of
an alleged high school sex scan-
dal at a private school involving
two minors. —

Further, the PLP insider's
assertion that this is not intend-
ed to embarrass the parent of
one of the children, who just
happens to be a government
MP, is laughable.

With all of the other pressing
issues that should be debated
and resolved in Parliament, Her
Majesties Loyal Opposition has
reverted to true form, ghetto
politics.

I don't excuse the school offi-
cials handling of the situation,




LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net



. but they are a private institu-

tion and we are, after all, talking
about two children.

Why should the school
boards’ decision be viewed any
differently than that of previ-
ously sitting magistrates to over-
turn the drug possession charge
of the adult son of a former
Prime Minister because of
whom his father was?

If my memory serves me,
during the last PLP govern-
ment’s term there were allega-
tions of rape brought against
one minister that suddenly went

away, of a toilet bowl being
stolen by another, and most
recently one minister, or should
that be “Deacon”, gr....ding
away in the back seat of his car
in the church parking lot. How
conveniently we forget.

As J wrote in an earlier letter
chastising the present govern-
ment, people who live in glass
houses shouldn't throw stones.
Bahamians are sick to death of
juvenile and petty politicians on
both sides of the divide and we
wonder what small miracle it
will take to lift them and our

‘country out of the gutter.

. IAN MABON

Nassau,
May 20, 2008.

Is the country prepared for the
impending economic collapse?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

There is an urgent need to
address critical and impending
matters. Our need to be con-
cerned at present is not without
reason. All arrows are pointing
to an economic collapse in this
region within this year. The impli-
cations for the Bahamas will be
disastrous if. we do not prepare
ourselves fully for what is
undoubtedly impending.

Are we prepared?

I believe that our biggest prob-
lem is one of security. The pro-
tection of our resources will be
even more Vital in the months to
come as poverty levels increase
in neighbouring nations such as
Haiti, Jamaica, Honduras and the
Dominican Republic. The condi-
tion of Haiti is no secret to us but
added with the current economic
crises in the United States we
should prepare ourselves for an
influx of immigrants at record
breaking levels. Additionally we
can also expect an increase in
poaching as the demand for food
rises in neighbouring countries.
Drug and human trafficking will
also significantly increase. We
cannot expect our Defence Force
to properly manage these prob-
lems. I am of the belief that our
Defence Force, at its present state
will not be sufficient even to han-
dle an extreme rate of migrants
crossing our borders. Because of
this we need to employ more pro-
tection for our waters.

The Government’s Role in
Food

If the current solution to

weathering this recession is self








Lo












auto
sales

LIMITED






sufficiency we must invest more
into protecting our marine
resources, reduce or eliminate the
export of seafood and stop
depending solely on farmers to
grow food. The Government of
the Bahamas must take control
and insure that sufficient foods
are being produced and kept
locally to sustain the country dur-
ing the hard times ahead.

Internal Peace

A decision has to be made
urgently on how we deal with and
prevent extreme forms of criminal
behaviour. Is it possible that we
would survive for long being
faced with both an economic and
social crises? These two ills will
cripple even the strongest nation.
This is without a doubt the time

to change laws and get hard on
criminals. Persons who possess
illegal firearms are to be seen (in
my opinion) as equal to robbers
and murderers. Those who traffic
in illegal arms should face the
death penalty. I believe that
unless we change with the times
we will be lost in it. We need to
clean the streets of persons who
are out on bail for serious crimes
as these will more than likely the
greatest challenge for the police
in the coming months.

May God be with us and pre-
serve us this year and in the there-
after.

DELROY MEADOWS
Nassau,
May, 2008.

Passport office and my concerns

EDITOR, The Tribune.
MY niece and I have just returned from standing on line for 2 1/2
hours to obtain a new electronic passport and when we were allowed

‘to enter the building, we where not in possession of a number which was

given out at 8am by staff.

When we arrived no one told us this and the security guard had his
hands full, fighting off people who wanted to get in. My niece came
from Abaco to get an electronic passport and her experience was like
standing on a food line with starving Haitians. I have never experienced
anything so disorganised in my life being a Bahamian. The Passport
Office has no organisation whatsoever, and no explanation is given as
to the procedure one has to go through, nothing. I would call this
experience something less then Third World, what is the purpose of
making the country safer with electronic passports when the passport
office is in such a mess? It is the only word I can think of to describe my
experience. I would hope that you print this to inform some Bahami-
ans who will be getting passports that they make sure and obtain a num-
ber before standing in any line at the Passport Office. And as for the
Passport Office please inform people as to your procedure, because
your conduct is appalling.

So I will return tomorrow at 6.30am to stand on line again and hope
I get a number.

CONCERNED BAHAMIAN
Nassau,
May 20, 2008.

POSITION AVAILABLE

EXPERIENCED PROJECT SUPERVISOR

Qualifications required:
Individual should be well versed in road building
Experienced Road Contractor with a minimum of
5 years work experience
5 Years experience in the field of hot mix asphalt
Well versed in all aspects of running earthworks
Prepare weekly productivity and efficiency reports
payauce Technical Degree in construction and road
works












Please send resume to:
P.O. Box CB 10990
Nassau, Bahamas

ee Fe Bar
EXPERIENCED DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED

Qualifications Required:




1. Must have 6 years electrical experience in the.
mechanical field

2 Must have exposure to Caterpillar system

3. Must have Caterpillar Dealer Certificate

4. Must be able to repair engine hydraulics
transmission under carriage and power train

5. Must be able to maintain diesel equipment







PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:
P.O.Box CB 10990
Nassau, Bahamas






THE TRIBUNE

'

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 5







You are tearing
families apart,
government told

ma Ex-attorney general goes
on offensive in the Senate

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

THE government was yesterday accused by the leader of
opposition business in the Senate of contributing to crim-
inality in the country by “tearing families apart”.

“It’s shameful, disgraceful, criminal!” claimed former
attorney general Allyson Maynard-Gibson.

Her accusation sparked a ruckus in the Senate, with
leader of government business Dion Foulkes calling her
statements the “most ridiculous argument I have ever
heard in this chamber.” :

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said:
“The behaviour of this admin-



“ istration — while it is not murder
I know of or manslaughter — it leads ulti-
people who, mately to criminality.”

She claimed that having per-
sonally requested information
months ago on how many appli-

because their
spouse could

cations for spousal permits were
not work, outstanding, and how many per-
have had to sons had been regularised as a
: result of last year’s immigration
leave this audit, she had not been provid-
country.” ed the information.



stating it, that this meant that
permits were not being grant-
ed and regularisation was not occurring. Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son said the government “is tearing families apart. When
the spouse can ’t get the right to work, can’t stay with the
family ..

Mr Foulkes said that Mrs Maynard-Gibson’s allegation
that the ruling party are destroying the “foundation of
society” was “very serious”.

He said that it was “ridiculous” that the PLP senator
should suggest that, because information was not forth-
coming, this is evidence that “families have been torn
apart.”

He called on Mrs Maynard-Gibson to substantiate her
point with evidence. Mrs Maynard-Gibson then conceded
that she was expressing her opinion.

“I know of people who, because their spouse could not
work, have had to leave this country. In my opinion that is
an example of how the FNM inaction is tearing families
apart.”

She claimed that the alleged inaction was “contributing
to criminal behaviour” in the Bahamas, at a time when
crime is the number one problem facing the country.





She inferred, without directly |




Meyer VE

Family Islands outstrip Nassau

on return visitors







MINISTER OF TOURISM AND AVIATION Neko Grant with Most Outstand-
ing Bahamahost graduate Tanya Knowles-Adderley.

THE Family Islands outpace
New Providence and Grand
Bahama in terms of return vis-
itor numbers, Minister of
Tourism and Aviation Neko
Grant revealed.

Addressing Long Island’s
most recent Bahamahost grad-
uates, Mr Grant challenged
them to further strengthen
return visitor numbers for
Long Island. The island, like
other Family Islands, has been
attracting a large number of
repeat visitors of late.

“The national average (of
return visitors) is about 55, 56
per cent,” Mr Grant said. “New
Providence and Grand
Bahama, where we receive
most of our visitors, are just
falling within that. But you
have got Bimini, you’ve got
Abaco, you’ve got Harbour
Island and Exuma and you
coming up that are in the high
60s.

“So, you can imagine if we
were able to get New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama with
seven of every 10 visitors
returning. It certainly would
make my job that much easi-
Chey:

Mr Grant said the pursuit of
more return visitors is one of
the reasons for the Bahama-
host sessions throughout the
Bahamas.

He said Bahamahost will
equip professionals with the
knowledge necessary to suc-
ceed in tourism.

exexelUii0) 2
bahama shutters
built to protect © easy to operate ¢ attractive design

~

Pea Ce

COMMONWEALTH BUILDING airs

NAS: 325.2505 » FPT: 351



oye Mean aa skiers] :

“Tt is about educating all par-
ticipants on our product. This is
for personal edification of par-
ticipants as well as for the good
of our guests.”

Larry Cartwright, Minister.

of Agriculture and Marine
Resources, pointed out that the
Bahamas should strive to be
recommended by visitors.

“At every stage, they must
be made to feel safe, they must
be made to feel secure, and
they must be made to feel hap-
py while they are here,” Mr
Cartwright said. “We want
them not only to come back,
but we want them to recom-
mend our service, our good ser-
vice, and our high standards to
their friends back home.”

The fourth Long Island ses-
sion of Bahamahost included
candidates from the general
public, government agencies,

‘the Cape Santa Maria Resort,

public service drivers and the
Stella Maris Resort. The award
for most outstanding graduate
went to Tanya Knowles-
Adderley.

TROPICAL
EXTERMINATORS
ee
PHONE: 322-2157

Rosetta

Minister



“The national average of
return visitors is about 55.56
per cent.”



Tourism Minister Neko Grant












Harold Road just West of City Market
Tel:(242) 341-0449/(242) 341-2249
Fax: (242) 361-1136

“In House Financing

_/o Available”





















Nissan, Cefiro,
Honda Accord
Toyota Windom

ora Wy

2000 Nissan Cefiro for | B AW)
CW ITOK )t) Honda Civic

PIN M nacre t Honda Accord
6,900.00 Nissan. € Cefiro,

Colors:





Blue
Red
Yellow
Camo.







St. Ph: 325-3336





i

e







PAGE 6, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



Gibson: More judical officers needed

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribu nemedia.net

A DEBATE on a bill to

allow more judicial officers to
hear civil court cases became
_ the backdrop for a outpouring
of concern by senators that pot
enough is being done to
address Bahamians’ crime wor-
ries.
Commenting yesterday dur-

ing the debate ona bill to
amend the Supreme Court Act
to allow assistant registrars to
hear civil matters, leader of
opposition business in the sen-
ate Allyson Maynard Gibson
said the bill is a “typical FNM
bill” that will-“do nothing to

“improve the lives of ordinary
Bahamians.”

She suggested that it shows
that the government has “no
sense of urgency” when it

comes to dealing with crime
and complained that the gov-
ernment has scrapped key PLP
crime-fighting initiatives and
delayed many of their own
crime and fear reducing pro-
posals.

Her criticisms were reminis-
cent of those issued by the PLP
when the FNM proposed the
bill to amend the Juries Act
last year. The bill reduced the
number of jurors in non-capital

NOTICE

B
BSL

Bahamas -
Business Solutions Ltd.

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY IDBLIVERED LOCALLY

will be closed on

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008

for our Annual

Staff Appreciation Day

_We apologize for any

inconvenience caused.

SIGNED: MANAGEMENT



cases from 12 to nine — which
some PLPs claimed would do
little to affect the worsening
crime problem.

While other PLP senators
expressed support the new bill,
stating that it will legitimise
what is already a common
practice, many said more sig-
nificant measures are neces-
sary to regain control of spi-

Yalling rates of serious disor-

der.

Senator Hope Strachan said
that “social intervention pro-
grammes would ensure the

“criminal mind is not devel-
oped.”

Stating that the bill will
improve the situation, but
“incrementally”, Ms Strachan
claimed that in a year there

have been only a “few sub-
stantive bills” brought before
the Senate that “really and tru-
ly effect the Bahamian peo-
ple.”

Mrs Gibson suggested that
rather than introducing the Bill
to Amend the Supreme Court
Act, the government could
have been bringing forward a
bill to provide for “tracking
bracelets” designed to help
police keep tags on the where-
abouts of persons out on bail.
“(The FNM) could’ve done
that by now,” she said.

Ms Gibson also criticised the
fact that the allocation for the
construction of a new Judicial
Complex, designed under the
PLP, had been taken out of
this year’s budget.



CL
Non Maynard Gibson



GB wants moratorium on the gas tax

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

FREEPORT- The govern-
ment should consider placing a
moratorium on the gas tax so
that wholesalers can pass sav-
ings onto the public, a Grand
Bahama petroleum retailer said.

Patrick Davis, owner and

operator of the Metro Service,

Station, believes that a six-month
moratorium would provide some
relief to Bahamians experiencing
economic hardship.

He said the government has
to be proactive in helping aver-
age Bahamians who are strug-
gling to survive in an economy
that is in “recession”.

The continuing rise of the cost
of crude oil internationally has
resulted in record high gasoline
prices around the world. The
price of crude oil was at $133.64
per barrel as of May 21, accord-
ing to oil-price.net.

In the Bahamas, gasoline has
surpassed the $5 mark. In
Freeport, the cost of regular
unleaded is $5.22 per gallon, and
super unleaded is $5.33 per gal-
lon. Diesel is at $5.45 per gal-
lon.

Mr Davis. said that the sum-
mer season would be an appro-
priate time for the government
to implement a gas tax morato-
rium.

* “In the summer, schools are
closing and it is a time when
Bahamian families can save

more money for school fees,
catch up on their mortgages, and
other loans.

“So, when September rolls
around, they would have caught
up on the bills and even put a
small saving aside,” he said.

Mr Davis acknowledged that
the government may lose some

revenue — but only for a short

period of time.

“Bahamians are having to
struggle to buy food and gas and
if (the government) does not
deal with it, the situation can
lead to chaos,” he said.

“T understand that 1,000 resi-
dential customers had their pow-
er disconnected over the last two
weeks — that is a sign that some-
thing is wrong on this island,”
he said.

Weekend College

Make your weekends work for you! Earn

a

degree

in Business,

Accounting,

Computers, Human. Resource Manage-
ment or Public Administration.



The Power to Surprise |





With 2008 kis Optima you can finally have the luxury sedan with all
the styling, features and options you want, without the usual hefty
price tag. The 2008 kia Optima is a 4-door, 5-passenger family

sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the LX ta (ha EX. 2008
Kia optima models are available with a smooth and powerful 4Cyl
engine, the canvenience of a 4- -speed Sportmaticâ„¢ transmission.

ON THE SPOT FINANCING AWAILASLE WITH
COMBIGNIWEALTH BANK

INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH ADVANTAGE
BISUGDAICE HANES PAGERS CEM.

Seer

SANPIN MOTORS LIMITED
Thoenpiorn Big Gives Fed

Peon MITIGATE

jae 242 RGIS

(AT NA TET APT EA SELEY 8 AE POET 2 ETRE EY TTT







THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 7



@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

CUBAN authorities claim
they have evidence that a top
American diplomat in Havana
has been ferrying money from
Cuban exiles to dissidents on
the island.

They say the funds came
from a Miami-based organsa-
tion — Fundacion Rescate
Juridica — founded by an exile
wanted by Cuba in connection
with an attempted bombing
campaign in Havana.

Siegel calls on Cuban government

The accusations were made
public in a press conference on
the Caribbean island on Mon-
day. Cuban officials presented a
series of emails and surveillance
videos which they said proved
the “intimate” relationship
between US diplomatic chief in
Cuba, Michael Parmly, and the
Cuban dissidents.

They called Mr Parmly, head
of the United States Interests
Section in Havana, a “courier”
for a Miami-based exile called
Santiago Alvarez, who they
allege is a benefactor of Luis

LOCAL NEWS

Money reportedly being ferried from exiles to dissidents on Caribbean island

Cuba points finger at top US diplomat

Posada Carriles. Mr Carrilles-is
a hate figure for many on the

island, as he is accused of mas-.

terminding bombings of aircraft
and hotels in Cuba.

Josefina Vidal, head of the
North American branch of the
Cuban. Foreign Ministry, told
the press that the information in
the emails shows that Washing-
ton is not only violating Cuban
laws and sovereignty. but also
international conventions on
diplomacy andthe fight against
terrorism.

The emails referred to- “let-

ters” carried by Mr Parmly to
dissidents Martha Beatriz
Roque and Laura Pollan —
called “mercenaries” and
“counter-revolutionaries” by
the Cuban government — but
not specifically to cash.

The Cuban officials claim the
word “letters” is code for
“cash.”

US state department
spokesman Sean McCormack,
in Washington, was quoted on
the BBC as stating that the US
is not violating international
law.

to release its ‘political prisoners’



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

t

UNITED States Ambassador

ito the Bahamas Ned. Siegel
‘called for the Cuban govern-
iment to release its "political
prisoners" and repeal measures
which allow the Cuban govern-
ment to "arrest citizens for car-
tying out acts of peaceful dis-
sent". .

Mr Siegel made these remarks
as US officials commemorated a
‘Day of Solidarity with the
Cuban People' yesterday,
adding that Cuba has interna-
tional support in their "struggle
for freedom and human rights".

He also criticised Cuba's
recent shift in government
claiming that citizens had "no
say" in the eléction of Raul Cas-
tro as successor to his brother,
Fidel Castro and that Cubans
still live in a "repressed" state.

Said the ambassador, in part:
"We call for the release of all
Cuban political prisoners and
repeal of all measures that allow
the Cuban government to arrest
citizens for carrying out acts of
peaceful dissent. Cubans need
to know that they have interna-
tional support in their struggle
for freedom and human rights,
as the people in Central Europe
once did".

"There has been much talk in
the media about the recent
changes. that have been

Ned Siegel

announced in Cuba. Yes, Raul
Castro has replaced his brother
in some of his positions of
authority, but this is a process in
which Cuba's citizens had no
say. And yes, Cubans can now
buy cell phones and microwave
ovens and stay in five star hotels.

"While Cubans may welcome
such changes, they are no doubt
hoping for much more. With the
average monthly wage in Cuba
at less then $20, these items are

‘still largely out of reach and

won't let Cubans do what citi-
zens in other countries in the
Americas are doing: Seizing the
opportunity provided by open
societies and open markets.

"The sad fact is that Cuba's
citizens still live in a repressive
state, as they have for almost
half a century.




He stressed that democratic
change will be seen on the island
when Cubans are free to
"organise, assemble, and speak
their minds".

"We will know there is a new
Cuba when a free and indepen-
dent press has the power to
operate without censors. We will
know there is a new Cuba when
the Cuban government allows
Cubans to open their own busi-

nesses and improve the eco-

nomic well-being of their fami-
lies.

"Above.all, we will know
there is at least a start towards a
new Cuba when the regime
releases its political prisoners
and engages the Cuban people
in an open and comprehensive
dialogue about the future of
their country," he said, citing a
few incidents of reported polit-
ical oppression on the island.

The event was marked by.an
awareness-raising discussion and
US Embassy employees were
encouraged to wear white to
work in honour of the Cuban
"Ladies in White" who protest-
ed the imprisonment of 55 polit-
ical prisoners held in Cuba since
2003.

Raul Castro was elected as
Cuba's. president by the coun-
try's parliament in February,
2008 after his older brother
Fidel stepped down as Cuba's
leader after nearly 50 years in
power.

save $$$ with motor cover |

SAVE WHEN YOU PAY YOUR PREMIUM AND WHEN YOU CLAIM WITH SECURITY &

GENERAL. MOST OF YOUR NCD REMAINS INTACT FOLLOWING A CLAIM,
SAVING $$$ WHEN YOU RENEW YOUR COVER.



call 326-7100 for an agent



SECU RID Y

S GENERAL

Security & General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Atlantic House, 2nd Terrace & Collins Avenue, Nassau, PO. Box N-3540 Tel. 326 7100

A member of Colonial Group International; Insurance, Health, Pensions, Life

MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY



PULLING TOGETHER: Showing
solidarity for Cuba.

Vetrinary House Call Services

» Vaccination
+ Skin Care + Pet Pick-up
» 24/7 Emergency + Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Dwight A. Dorsett

322-4209

+ Euthanasia



Sener

He said the government was
only providing "humanitarian
assistance to families of political
prisoners and that private
groups send aid as well".

Cuba has for many years
alleged that the US is funding
dissidents on the island, but
while the US has admitted to









Une QUCN
Order Now & Save!

Tranquility
Estates

Eleuthera Properties Limited is
pleased to announce the creation of a
Real Estate opportunity for Bahamians.

Improved Residential Lots in
New Subdivision located in
South Eleuthera, along Queen’s Highway,

South of the Old Cotton Bay Road.
Lots 100 x 100
Starting at $35,000
Financing Available

Contact — 242-334-2826
Do not let the opportunity pass you by.

providing books, radios, tape
recorders and other items, it has
denied sending money.

The Tribune requested a
response to the allegations from
the US Embassy in Nassau.

The call was not returned up
to press time last night.



i EmbroidMe-

GET NOTICED



Uniforms * Embroidery * Screen Printing * Promotional Products

Career & Casual Wear

East Shirley Street ¢« Ph: 393-1004 * 393-3104 * www.sun-tee.com



Dama ete Cmce
Nassau twice a week

“Land covers one third of the world, ,
we cover the rest.”





PAGE 8, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



Highway Code to replace study guide used by student drivers






































































wished patronage of:

fe Turnguest, G.C.M.&., OC, JP, LLB
Edith caiques’

Revi. Laish Boud

PALMDALE SHOPPING PLAZA - 9AM - GPM
(MON - SAT) - 326-5996

INELIXIMA



270%-15%0ff

PRE: INVENTORY

Minister of Works and
Transport Earl Deveaux offi-
cially launched the new High-
way Code of the Bahamas,
which is intended to replace
the study guide formerly used
by student drivers.

It also includes guidance
and regulations for drivers,
bus operators, motorcyclists,
pedestrians and bicyClists.

“The launch of the new
Highway Code is intended to
complement the construction
and improvement of our
roads; the biggest of which is
the New Providence Road
Improvement Project, which
if all goes well we hope to
begin to implement early this
summer,” Dr Deveaux said at
Worker’s House on Monday.

He explained that the Road
Traffic Department is work-
ing to improve its programme.

“It is doing that to increase
public education, improve
public transportation, reduce
traffic congestion and design
initiatives for road safety such
as the launch of the new High-
way Code of the Bahamas,"
the minister said.

As part of this initiative, the
Road Traffic Department also
unveiled a road safety jingle
performed by Nehemiah
Hield as well as several new
seatbelt ads. ;

Dr Deveaux said as a com-
plement to the Highway Code,
consultants from the British
team Transport Research

Laboratory put together a.

number of documents, includ-
ing a manual for driving
instructors and examiners and
a driving school code of prac-
tice.

MM Advice included for bus operators,
motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists

The minister said the con-
sultants will also assist in
preparing legislative and
‘administrative measures that
will include a review of all the
current license categories and
the establishment of a stream-
lined registration system for
driving school instructors for
various classes of drivers and
licenses. :

Then the consultants will
help to draft legislation to reg-
ulate the licensing of driving
schools and their instructors
with the accompanying rec-



\

ommendations for penalties
for non-compliance.

Dr Deveaux said the Road
Traffic Department will
improve the physical layout
of the driving range.

He added that a manual for
high school drivers will be pro-
vided to schools throughout
the Bahamas, and students
will have an opportunity to
participate in the drivers’ edu- ©
cation programme by the fall
of this year.

Dr Deveaux said all publi-
cations and programmes
intended for institutional
strengthening and develop-
ment will be completed by
June 2008 with the exception
of the legislative measures and
the tapiOveneute to the dri-
ving range.

Chevron Rozaco Road Safe-
ty Spokesperson Rashad Rolle
pointed out that according to
the World Health Organisa-
tion, nothing takes more
young lives than road traffic
accidents.

“We all know the road safe-
ty rules: wear a seatbelt, avoid
drinking and driving, use the
pedestrian crossing, follow the
speed limit — but every pedes-
trian, every driver, every
cyclist and every passenger
must make these rules not just
words on paper but a way of
life.

“Through education, this is
indeed possible,” he said.

BEC: We are among the best

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation claims it is
regarded as one of the best
utility companies in the
region.

BEC said it is “highly
admired” throughout the
Caribbean, and its technicians
“are welcomed each time
there is a disaster and elec-
tricity restoration is required.”
The corporation was
responding to a Tribune col-
umn by Adrian Gibson, who
criticised it as having high
prices and bad service.

The BEC statement said:
“At home, BEC’s primary job,
done in the face of the formi-
dable and unique challenge





Hi Corporation answers scathing
criticism from Tribune columnist

presented by an archipelagic
nation, is to bring electricity
to our most far-flung islands
and settlements. This means
establishing 28 separate instal-
lations, each with its own staff,
its own supplies, its own facil-
ities for receiving fuel ship-
ments and its own generating
equipment.”

It said that for decades,
BEC has focused on “the
intense and continuous tech-
nical training” and can now
“proudly boast” of a 100 per
cent Bahamian staff.

It said the unpredictability
of the price of oil is beyond
the control of BEC and the
Bahamas.

“The international Solitical
situation, unrest in oil pro-
ducing nations, weather fac-
tors, terrorism, all conspire to
push the price of oil far
beyond what. many of us
thought we’d ever see.

“Unfortunately BEC can-
not prepare for the fluctua-
tions in the price of oil on the
international market, much as
it would like to be able to do,
by stockpiling oil bought at
more favourable prices. The
truth of the matter is that, very
few if any electricity compa-



DO YOU HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS, ADULT CROHN‘S DISEASE,
PEDIATRIC CROHN'S DISEASE, PLAQUE PSORIASIS, ULCERATIVE COLITIS OR ANKYLOSING

SPONDYLITIS? THEN REMICADE COULD BE FOR YOU.

REMICADE is a biologic treatment that has been used to treat more than 924,000 people worldwide.
ALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TODAWABOUT REMICADE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL LOWE'S WHOLESALE AT 393-7111/2 ext. 275

Distribut

by Lowe’s Wholesale, Soldier Road, Nassau © Tel: 393-7111/2 ¢ Fax: 393-0440





nies anywhere in the world are
able to do that. BEC can store
perhaps a six to eight week
supply of fuel, but cannot do
more because of a lack of
space and available capital.”

BEC added that it has been
studying renewable energy for
many years and appointed a
Renewable Technology Com-
mittee, which has requested
“cutting edge proposals”
produce electricity from
renewable sources.

“By the end of the summer,
we are hoping to have some

‘exciting announcements in this

area.”

The corporation said that
while it would never attempt
to deny that outages occur, it-
is worth noting that they have
become much less than
before.

“It should also be noted that
a major cause of outages is
accidents that knock down
utility poles or otherwise dam-
age BEC transmission lines.”

Another cause.of outages is
localised faults, which often
go unreported, the corpora-
tion said, because consumers
assume that BEC is aware of
the problem.

“There are many things
about BEC that we believe
would make a very interest-
ing column and we would like
to invite Mr. Gibson at his ear-
liest opportunity to meet one-
on-one with the BEC general
manager, Kevin Basden, and.
learn firsthand about BEC
and its hardworking, dedicat-
ed employees and its demand-
ing, 24/7 corporate culture,”
the statement said.

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

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



THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE YÂ¥



LOCAL NEWS .

PLP: Gov't needs to

re-implement tax-breaks |

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

FREEPORT — Members of
the PLP on Grand Bahama are
calling on the FNM govern-
ment to re-implement tax
breaks it withdrew after com-
ing into power.

They said this will help ease
the burden on average
Bahamians and stimulate the
island’s lacklustre economy.

Lawyer Constance McDon-
ald, the PLP’s national vice-
chairman, said the party’s lead-
ership on Grand Bahama is
very concerned about the rapid
deterioration of the economy
and the “ill effects” this is hav-
ing on hundreds of families.

“It is our belief that a gov-
ernment should never stand
back and watch its citizens suf-
fer, and do nothing,” said Ms
McDonald.

Ms McDonald and her col-
leagues: Patrick Davis, nation-
al vice-chairman of the PLP;
Forrester Carroll, an elected
member of the PLP’s Leader-
ship Council, and Cassieta
McIntosh of PLAN (Progres-
sive Liberal Action Network),
held a press conference on
Tuesday to express concern
about the “sad” situation on
Grand Bahama.

Rising prices on gas, food,
and utilities, as well as the with-
drawal of various government
tax exemptions, are creating
untold hardship for many aver-
age Bahamians, they said.

PLP members claim unem-
ployment continues to rise. Ms
McDonald stressed that fami-
lies are struggling and cannot
pay power bills, mortgages,
school fees, and can barely
afford to buy groceries and gas
for their vehicles.

“We put the blame for much
of this sad state of affairs at the
doorsteps of the FNM govern-





© ADWORKS 2007





ment,” she said.

She claimed that over the
past year, the government has
not made any moves to
strengthen the economy, but
instead has chosen to play the
“blame game” while cancelling
beneficial projects left in place
by the former PLP govern-
ment. 2

Ms McDonald said that a_

new hospital for Grand
Bahama, a new COB campus,
and the contract for the new
Heritage School, were all in the
works before-the FNM was
elected to office.

Additionally, she noted that
the cancellation of stamp duty
exemption for first-time home
buyers, duty exemption on cars
for public service drivers, the
suspension of benefits to small
business persons provided by
the Venture Capital Fund Pro-
gramme, and the cancellation
of duty and tax exemptions for
persons building in the Family
Islands has negatively impacted
the economy.

Mr Forrester Carroll said the
government should follow the
US by coming up with incen-

tives to help its citizens in times —

of economic trouble.
“In tough times, you don’t

- withdraw incentives, you give

incentives,” he said.

Mr Carroll said the with-
drawal of stamp duty exemp-
tion for first-time home buy-
ers has hurt low-income citi-
zens. f, a, i

“That has put everything on
hold and those persons who are
single parents are having to
delay their dream of home
ownership,” he said.

Mr Carroll said the econo-
my in other countries in the
regfon such as the Turks and
Caicos, Grand Cay, and even
Jamaica, are bustling compared
to the Bahamas.

Patrick Davis said the coun-
try’s economy was the strongest

PEACE



S. JOHNSON
CIT)
SURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS

it had been in 20 years under
the PLP.

He said billions of dollars in
projects were approved by the
PLP, but cancelled when the
FNM came to power.

“Our gross domestic product
was the highest and our nation-
al reserves were the highest,
and we were paying down our
national debt,” he said:

Said Ms McDonald: “Our
GDP. projection for 2008 has
declined from 4.5 per cent to
3.0 per cent, just above the
growth rate which would be
classified as a full-blown reces-
sion.”

Mr Ravis called on FNM rep-
resentatives on Grand Bahama
to “stand up for the average
Bahamian.”

“They took an oath to rep-

resent the people of the’

Bahamas,” he said.

“When we consider that the
minister of finance is an MP
from Grand Bahama, the min-
ister of tourism, the deputy
speaker, and the housing and
NIB minister, are MPs from
Grand Bahama, it is a crying
shame, an embarrassment, that
they cannot stand up for aver-
age working Bahamians,” he
said. E

Despite the bleak situation
in Grand Bahama, Ms McDon-
ald said that the FNM has still
not revealed plans to buffer the
economy.

She noted that rumours of
future mass unemployment in
Lucaya persist, where it is
claimed that.about 250 employ-
ees will be dismissed at the
casino.

“We in the PLP contend that
the government’s posture and
course of action since coming
to office has been naive, reck-
less, insensitive, and lacking in
compassion for the working
class people of Grand Bahama,

and indeed this country ... and .
‘downright divisive,” she said.








Marina Village at Atlantis is where local Caribbean
culture comes to life. Shop in over twenty duty-free
boutiques featuring fine jewelry, perfume, original
art and luxury resort wear. Or find a treasure in one
of many carts brimming with local, handmade crafts
and treats. Dine in one of five unique eateries, taste
authentic Bahamian fare at Bimini Road, or indulge
in the creations of world-renown chef Jean-Georges
Vongerichten at the historic Café Martinique or
sample homestyle Italian dishes at Carmines, a
New York dining institution.

VILLAGE
——-- AT
ATLANTIS

For more information, visit Atlantis.com

delivers a driving experi

unique in this class. Think beautifu
design, elegant eas y
confidence. Among the hi
new Agility Control Package which

QUR PARTS DEPARTMENT IS FULLY STOCKED WITH EVERY COMPON
MERCEDES RUNS TROUBLE FREE. TRAINED TECHNICIANS ON DUTY.

Tyreflex Star Motors
Wulff Road, P. 0. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas, Tel 242.325.4961 © Fax 242.323.4667











PAGE 10, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



[ea AR IE C08 Oy RIMS Te NUTTER AE ala tA aS at |
ACTING PRIME MINISTER BRENT SYMONETTE SENDS CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT

‘Help our craftsmen market their wares’



THE LADIES show off the latest fashion during BAIC craft graduation on
Sunday.

A leading pharmacy chain in The Bahamas seeks
to identify an ambitious and motivated individual for
the position of:

RETAIL PHARMACIST |

The pharmacist works according to established
legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct
dispensing of pharmaceutical products to the
public. This person should be an experienced
pharmacist with a proven track record of
maintaining high standards within the profession.

Interested persons should possess:

<> A Bahamian Pharmacy Licence or Bachelor's
degree in pharmacy with a minimum of five
years’ experience as a licensed pharmacist

Training and experience in customer service
The ability to build rapport with customers,
suppliers and colleagues

Excellent communication skills -
Experience in both hospital and retail settings

- Proficiency in a variety of computer
applications

Please send application letter, resumé and two
references by June 5, 2008 to:

Retail Pharmacist
P.O. Box N-7504
Nassau, Bahamas
or Fax: 393-0440

We thank all applicants for their interest; however,
only short-listed candidates will be contacted.





Your
Pre-Owned

co Come ch
















Sanpin Motors Ltd.

inventory of Pre-owed! SUV's,
van, buses etc. —
Thompson Blvd.

‘Tel: 325-0881
Fax: 325-0883

Acting Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette challenged his
government to assist local
craftsmen in marketing their
wares. He was speaking at a cer-
emony in which 216 artisans
received certificates of partici-
pation in the shell, straw and
coconut craft courses held by
Bahamas Agricultural and

Industrial Corporation (BAIC). -

Having graduated, Mr
Symonette noted, the craftsmen
can now enter the market place.

“I challenge BAIC to make
sure that they find a way to pro-
vide greater opportunities, once
you would have graduated, for
you to be able to market your
goods,” he said.

“It is not sufficient today just .
C

to come and graduate. BAI
and by extension the govern-
ment has to find vehicles so you
can reach those important mar-
kets.”

BAIC chairman Edison Key
encouraged the graduates to do
the best they can to ensure that
Bahamian souvenir items are
available all the time.

Graduates showed off their
elegant creations to a packed
St Ambrose Anglican Church.
The theme was ‘Taking
Bahamian handicrafts around
the world.’

The trainers for the series of
classes were: April Martin-Fox,
Eloise Smith, Eldena Miller,
Emily Munnings, and Myrtle
Rolle-Muntroe.

A former Minister of
Tourism, Mr Symonette said it
always bothered him that
Bahamians “do no give our-
selves credit for what we can
do. We have to, ourselves, be
happy with our own ability to

produce goods that are of better:

quality than anywhere else.

“For too long we, Bahami-
ans, have thought it has to be
imported to be any good.

“We have to get ourselves out
of that way of thinking.

“We are better than most of
the people around the world in
producing what we produce.”

Mr Symonette said he was
















\





Ye



BAIC EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Edison Key (left) is all smiles as he is presented with his birthday cake during BAIC

craft graduation ceremony Sunday at St Ambrose. Carrying the cake are Merez Culmer and Gereko Swain. At far
right is mistress of ceremony Theresa Moxey-Ingraham.

also bothered by “the amount
of foreign made products in our
market, that we have tried to
sell to tourists and we know full
well that it came from China or
somewhere else.

“This is not to downgrade the
Chinese craft but we have to
upgrade our ability to produce
what we are very good at. It is
time that as Bahamians we take
our country seriously.”

i PHOTOS: Gladstone Thurston/BIS ;

DEIDRE PALACIOUS, a graduate of the BAIC craft class-
es, shows off her work to Acting Prime Minister Brent
Symonette during Sunday’s ceremonies at St Ambrose.




EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Edison M Key shares out his
birthday cake on Sunday during BAIC craft graduation
at St Ambrose.



ACTING PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Foreign Affairs.Brent. Symon- *
-ette is shown the works of Brendalee Williams during Sunday’s BAIC. craft
graduation at St Ambrose.

Hosted at The Bahamas National Trust Village Road)
$75 donation per person — Open Bar
Exclusive WIP tables — $500 tnaxinum « goss



al

BAHAMAS

% Live Entertainment starts at 6:30PM

% Fantastic Raffle Prizes & Silent Auction Donations

a Specialty Martini Bar & Famous Hand-Rolled Cigars

Pet Reservations will be taken for The 2009 Potcake Calendar

% Ticket includes Admission, Appetizers & Open Bar while supplies last

oS Tickets Available: Palmdale Veterinary Clinic, Caves Village Clinic or at the door

% Music ranging from Straight Ahead, Smooth, Brazilian, World & Caribbean Jazz

with a variety of guest stars sharing the stage!

Friday — May 23" 2008 6pm — Midnight
Fostering Responsible Pet Oumershife Vnough Spaying, Ncutering & Education














THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 11



Lyford Cay International

Parents, volunteers and the community receive
recognition for help and support through the year

LYFORD Cay International
School held its third annual
evening of thanks to recognise
parents, volunteers and the com-
munity for their help and support
throughout the school year.

The highlight of the evening
was the Awards of Recognition
ceremony. The awards focus on
individuals in the LCIS commu-
nity who personally, through their
hard work and dedication, have
had a dramatic impact on the well
being of the school.

The first award presented on
the evening was the Principal’s
Award of Recognition. Principal
Paul Lieblich selected two indi-
viduals this year to receive the
award — 19-year veteran and head
of the Early Learning Centre
Tammy Kemp and 11-year vet-
eran and head of the Elementary
School, Isadora Pinder-Blyden.

He said: “These two individuals
have given tirelessly to build
LCIS into a world class interna-
tional school. They each possess a
level of loyalty, dedication, tol-
erance and patience not always
that easy to find in the human
species.”

Alessandra Holowesko, chair
of the LCIS board, presented the
“Board Award of Recognition”
which went to Terry Girling for
outstanding service in governing
the school.

Mrs Holowesko said: “With 12
years of service, Terry Girling has
shown a keen eye for detail and

shows his commitment to this
school day in and: day out. Terry
is consistent, smart and reliable.
He became a Board member in
1996, originally served as trea-

surer, and later as head of the °

finance committee, a position
Terry still holds today.”

Lastly, PTA president Debo-
rah Pagano presented the PTA
Award of Recognition to two
individuals who have shown out-
standing service to the school
community — Alannah Ginns and
Louisa Anglada. ,

Mrs Pagano said: “Alannah
Ginns has shown a tremendous
commitment to the Family Fun

Run which she has organised for _

the past five years. It is one of
our largest events and one in
which nearly all families get
involved. Louisa Anglada, who
has made the last three rummage
sales her own and has consistent-
ly got involved in nearly every

other event as well as other:

school activities including the soc-
cer programme and secondary
school activities. Louisa and
Alannah — your enthusiasm and
dedication are exhausting for the
rest of us to see — thank you.”
The new Founder’s Circle
members were also inducted on
the night: The Bacon Family, the
Holowesko Family, the Farring-
ton Family, the Kleijn Family, a
US government grant and two
anonymous donors. These are
individuals or groups who signif-

Thanks for everything!

TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF



SECURITY SERVICES

for

POWER STATIONS & —
OUTLYING LOCATIONS

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
invites Tenders from eligible bidders for the

provision of Security Services for the Mall- _
at-Marathon, Main Post Office Depot and ©
_ Clifton Pier, Soldier Road & Blue Hills
Power Stations for the Corporation.

Bidders are required to collect packages _
irom the Corporation’s Administration
Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads by |
contacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Phone No. 302-1158.

_ Tenders are to be delivered on or before
26th May, 2008, 3:00 p.m. and addressed
: » as follows:

Mr. Kevin Basden
General Manager
‘Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads ©

Nassau, Bahamas

Marked: Tender No. 666/08
Security Services for
Mail at Marathon,

Main Post Office Depot,
Clifton Pier, Soldier Road &
Blue Hills Power Stations

The Corporation reserves the right to accept
or reject the whole or such part of any
Tender the Corporation deems necessary. ©



Woyoy. 1 =)

icantly impacted the academic
programmes and facilities at the
school. The Board and PTA
made a special presentation to
Jenny Guy who is retiring after 20
years of service as head of the
Art Department at LCIS.

Macushla A. Hazlewood
December 16, 1919 to May 12, 2008

In honour of the late Mrs. Macushla
A. Hazlewood, Matriarch and Vice
President of John Bull Group of
Companies, the Following stores will

close at:

12:30p.m.
Friday, May 23rd, 2008

All resort stores (Crystal Court and
-Marina Village at Atlantis) and
Starbucks locations will reopen at

4:00p.m. For business.

Management apologizes For any

inconvenience caused.

PRAISED: Efforts of parents, volunteers and the menttin



School holds evening of thanks











y are recognised.



d New - only 33 miles.
iries only. $50,000.00 O.N.O.

GROUP OF COMPANIES

- IMPORTANT NOTICE

Eanly Store
Closure

John Bull

284 Bay Street.

Palmdale

Mall at Marathon

Harbour Bay

Crystal Court at Atlantis
Marina Village at Atlantis
Marsh Harboun Abaco
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
Our Lucaya, Freeport

Emerald Bay, Exuma

Bvlgari, Crystal Court, Atlantis
Cartien Bay Street & Crystal Court, Atlantis
Coach, Bay Street

David Yurman, Bay Street

Dooney & Bounke, Marina Village at Atlantis
Gucci, Bay Street & Crystal Count, Atlantis
Guess, Mall at Marathon

John Bull Business Centre, Robinson Road

La Parefumerie, Marina Village at Atlantis

Starbucks ©

Marina Village

Woodes Rogers Whare
Wyndham Casino
Palmdale

Harbour Bay
Marathon Mall

Oakes Field



PAGE 12, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE









? 5 % ts ! |
All summer straw bags in
| 0 a rainbow of fashion colours!

Perfect for casual summer fashion.



Chez Willie and Bahamas

Entertainment Enterprises Ltd
yesterday officially entered into
a partnership they hope will rev-
olutionise the entertainment
industry in the Bahamas.
. The complex on West Bay
Street is being renovated to
house Da Island Club, Da
Island Grill and a Bahamian art
and souvenir shop.

The partners in the venture
are: Willie Armstrong, Fred
Munnings, Cedric Munnings
and Ronald Simms. | ,

Bahamas Enterprises Limited
operated Da Island. Club in the
Nassau. Beach Hotel from
November 2003 to January,
2008, when it closed due to
redevelopment work at. the



Rosetta Street
Phone: 325-4944

Spectacular Beach front Properties for sale in
beautiful Winding Bay Eleuthera. Four
individual 2 acre lots on an impeccable pink
sand beach, where the view is blue for

Plan to revolutionise local
entertainment industry

on Chez Willie and Da Island Club link up



WILLIE ARMSTRONG Of Chez Willie (centre), Fred Munnings (right) and Cedric Munnings (left).of Da Island Club
at Tuesday’s signing of an agreement that brings the club, which reopens at the end of the month, to West Bay

Street.

resort.

Mr Simms and Fred and
Cedric Munnings, who are the
owners of the club, are all long
time members of the Sa
ment industry.

The club operated a disco
which featured Super Johnson

and TJ the DJ, two of the top

Bahamian DJs.

It also staged a native revue
featuring Fred Munnings, an
international recording artist,

along with dancers, a drummer:

and a fire dancer two nights per
week.

The club catered to Bahami-
ans and visitors. On Sunday
nights the club featured Jazz
with the G Notes.

_ At its, new location in the
Chez Willie building on West
Bay Street, the club will bring
back its full menu of entertain-
ment with some added features
including a lunch and late night
grill.
Chez Willie will continue as a
top gourmet restaurant, the

principals said.

Business Office Assistant

Quality for a high-paying job as an office as-
sistant in just a few short weeks.,Enroll in a
certificate course at Success Training College.
Day, evening and weekend courses are avail-
able. New classes are forming now. Call for
registration and program details. 324-7770

miles.....where oceanfront living takes your
breath away and serenity will be your best
friend. :

Call US LOdAY.......0000008
be one of the lucky few and treat yourself.

Contact - Ph: 242-334-2826



SmartChoice



| [IMPLEMENTATION[EROJECT]

“ RERTESTGOREReRosNS

The sohae Electricity Corsaration ("BEC") is seeking for Breposals from Companies / Entities / |
Firms (“Tenderers”) interested in producing electrical power on renewable sources on one of the |
islands within BEC’s area of supply.








2.5L. Eatiinon
Rail Diesel,
Automatic
Leather Interior
7passanger

o

2008 4DR
FORD RANGER
$31,300”
2.5L Common

Rail Diesel,
Automatic




Tenderers wishing to submit proposals for this project will also be required to submit
comprehensive details to allow the following areas to be evaluated for pre-qualification: - |

i) Experience and past performance of the company on similar projects.
ii) Capability of the company to, undertake the project with respect to personnel,
equipment, aru organization and financial resources




Documents may be obtained by contacting the aHdtesd below no later than 4:00 PM on
9th June, 2008.



All documents must be prepared in English and every rennet made for the documents must be
accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of US$ 100 if applying from outside the
Bahamas and B$50 if applying from within the Bahamas. Documents may be sent by electronic
mail. The method of payment will be by cashier's check or wire transfer to a specified

bank account. ‘






Completed documents must be received no later than 4:00 PM EDT, 21st July, 2008 at the
following address:



Kevin Basden, 5
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Executive Offices
P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau, Bahamas.

Renewable Technologies Committee (RTC)
E-Mail: Rtc@Bahamaselectricity.com
Fax: +1 (242) 323 6852

eee RUC R aC renee een eR UCR ae kee a een pion aren chy
amazing opportunity to get behind the wheel of the most stylish vehicles on the yee



Available at

«zz» FRIENDLY MOTORS CO, LTD

THOMPSON BOULEVARD « TEL.: 356-7100 » FAX: 328-6094
EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.com * WEBSITE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com

Label Envelope
Request For Proposals: Renewable Energy -Power Generation
Implementation Project



All decisions of the corporation will be final.







THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 13

eS Se BUILDERS MALL

Fo eae,
SROs

~~

‘The Paint Centre ¢ 188 Wulff Road

FYP ¢ 188 Wulff Road FD King « 19 Patton Street, Palmdale © :
P.O, Box $S-6366, Nassau, Bahamas _ P.O. Box SS-6355, Nassau, Bahamas P.O. Box SS-6366, Nassau, Bahamas.
Phone (242) 326-8543 or 326-5464 Phone (242) 323-3973 or 325-3976

Phone (242) 323-3973 or 325-3976 |
Fax (242) 322-3937 Fax (242) 326-5461 Fax (242) 322-3937

Open Mon - Fri 7:00am - 4:00em Open Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30om Open Mon - Fri 7:00am - 4:00em
saturdays 7:00am - 3:00pm — Saturdays 8:00am - 3:00om Saturdays 7:00am.- 3:000m

D, TILE AND PAINT THE BAHAMAS TOGETHER!

©2008 Creative Edge





PAGE 14, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

ary of Sanpin Motors Ltd.

New & Used Vehicle Sales
Spare Parts, & Servicing

TA & NISSAN
ice center

Wulff Road East Before
Vilage Road Round About
P.O. Box N-4904

Phone#(242) 394-4442 {INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH
Fax#(242) 393-8238 ADVANTAGE INSURANCE
Email: elite-motors@hotmail.com BROKERS & AGENTS LTD.

ON THE SPOT FINANCING WITH
COMMONWEALTH BANK

| ELITE MOTORS LTD.

~ your! CONNECTIO O THE WORLD

TENDER - GRAPHIC ARTIST SERVICES |

The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Ltd is pleased to invite tenders
from experienced companies fo provide
Graphic Artist Services for the 2009 Tele-
phone Directories. Interested companies

may pick up a specification document
from BTC’s Head Office located at #21
John F Kennedy Drive, Nassau Bahamas,
between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm,
Monday to Friday. Bids should be received
by 4:00 pom, Thursday June 5, 2008.

Bids are to be marked, “Tender for Graphic Artist
Services” to the attention of:
Mr. |. Kirk Griffin:
Executive Vice President
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd
#21 John F Kennedy Drive
P O Box N-3048
Nassau, The Bahamas

www.btcbahamas.com | CALL BTC 225 -5282



THE TRIBUNE

Cop shooting: Two charged

FROM page one

Casper, 49, a 23-year law
enforcement veteran in New
Jersey and father-of-three, was
shot during a botched armed
robbery around 10pm last
Wednesday on the Cable Beach
strip.

Casper was reportedly walk-
ing with three female compan-
ions to a nearby casino when
he was accosted by two gun-
men who demanded cash.

Reportedly, Casper refused
to hand over his wallet and was
shot once in the chest. The inci-
dent reportedly took place steps
away from the home of former
Prime Minister Perry Christie.

’ Court dockets also stated that

Body found with
stab wounds

FROM page one

the body was stabbed at another location and
then moved (to the beach)," ASP Bethel said.
Around 7.30 am yesterday police received a
report of a body in the Clifton Pier area. Officers
from the homicide squad found the man lying
face down with a number of stab wounds about

the body.

While the victim's stab wounds were the only
significant wounds police are awaiting autopsy
results to officially determine cause of death,

ASP Bethel said.

The death has been classified as the 28th mur-

der of the year.

On Tuesday, BEC workers uncovered the
skeletal remains of a human buried under a
sidewalk bordering Montagu Beach. The
workers were digging a trench to lay under-
ground pipes in the area when they stumbled

upon the gruesome remains.

Sherman and Saunders, being
concerned together, while
armed with a handgun, attempt-
ed to rob Joan Algios. The
accused were not required to
plead to the charges of attempt-
ed murder and attempted
armed robbery. Both men, how-
ever, pleaded not guilty to the
charge of causing harm.

It is alleged that the accused,
being concerned together,
intentionally and unlawfully
caused harm to Joan Algios.
Nearing the end of the arraign-
ment family members of the
accused squeezed their way into
the courtroom, which was
packed with members of the
press, local and foreign police
officials.

The two men were remanded

to Hér Majesty’s Prison. They
are expected to appear in Court
11, Nassau Street, today where
a date for the start of a prelim-
inary inquiry will be set.

Saunders was represented
yesterday by lawyer Donna
Major while Sherman was rep-
resented by lawyer Dorsey
McPhee.

Casper's shooting initially
sparked fears of a tourism fall-
out as reports of the incident
hit the international media cir-
cuit. Police have classified the
incident as a random robbery
attempt.

Casper, whose condition is
now listed as fair, was flown
back to New Jersey on Monday
evening, where he is expected to
fully recover.

Fear of murder
trial witnesses

FROM page one

charged with extortion and threatening to kill a
Nassau man. The case highlights growing concern
that murder suspects and others charged with vio-
lent crime are being allowed bail.

Yesterday, the witness said: “I am horrified that
they have given this man bail. It is really disturbing

to me. I have tried to get this man out of my head,

but now he has been charged with other crimes.”
The witness said at least seven others due to
testify at his trial would also be unnerved by the
news that he is free.
Critics of the Bahamas legal system claim bailed

murder suspects and others accused of violent

crime are behind the latest crime surge.

The release of this particular suspect is alarming
witnesses because they fear he is benefiting from
political connections.

“We want the authorities to set a retrial date,”
said the witness, “None of us will feel comfort-

" able until this matter is dealt with.”

| POSITIONS Ss

The Ministry of Public Works and the Nassau Tourism & Development Board
Through the Downtown Nassau Revitalization Task Force
Seeks Two Highly Capable Individuals

All Candidates Must Possess:

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work with diverse groups and individuals
Demonstrated record of superior managerial and administrative skills
Ability to utilize technology to maximize performance
A general understanding of business operations and government functions including:
planning, administration, research, finance, marketing, and public relations

An intense desire to be part of a major transformation of the City of Nassau

Managing Director Position

The Downtown Revitalization Task Force (DRTF) seeks a dynamic full-time Managing Director to
manage its day to day activities and ensure the successful fulfillment of its mandate. The ideal candidate
should have a strong management background with at least five years experience. Project management
experience desirable. The Managing Director is responsible for:

Organizing and Managing the fiscal and program activities of the DRTF;

Supporting the DRTF in the development and Implementation of an action plan in accordance
with its Objectives and Terms of Reference;

Working with task force members, technical consultants, urban planners, architects, financial
institutions and all relevant stakeholders;

Coordinating various elements of the plan to ensure continuity and collaboration among all
interdependent public and private entities,

Research and collation of all project information;

Ensuring the funding necessary to support the activities of the DRTF;

Communicating the activities of the DRTF to all stakeholders and the general public;
Liaising with the public and private sector and seeking consensus where necessary;

Executive Administrator .
Exceptional administrative skills are required for:

Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the DRTF;

Coordination of meetings;

Maintaining records and accountings for all meetings and project financial transactions;
Maintenance of all financial records, accounts payables and accounts receivables;

Bank reconciliation and preparation of periodic financial reports,

Organizing and maintaining project databases, records and files, reports and relevant information;
Supervision of project employees, and administrative coordination with consultants as may
be required;

Provide administrative support as necessary to the Managing Director

The Downtown Revitalization Task Force (DRTF) is a public-private sector group coninrised of
representatives of the Nassau Tourism & Development Board and the Government of The Bahamas.

The purpose of the task force is to advise and support on matters related to the immediate, interim and
long-term steps which must be undertaken to improve, stimulate, revitalize and transform the city of
Nassau, and the harbor; and to facilitate the implementation of key transformational activities. It is
anticipated that the DRTF would cease operations at such time that a legal entity such as a Downtown
Authority is formed and able to assume the management functions in support of the development of
the city.

The overall goal of the DRTF is:

To transform the City of Nassau and the waterfront into one of the most attractive harbor cities in the
hemisphere while ensuring development which is sustainable, economically viable and draws upon the
rich history and traditions of The Bahamas.

The DRTF’s primary focus is in the following areas:

. Produce a Master Plan for the City of Nassau and advise on initial revitalization activities;

. Recommend the structure for the establishment of a Downtown Development Authority or management
mechanism(s) responsible for the ongoing management of the city, its economic development and
enhancements;

. Facilitate redevelopment of: (a) Woodes Rogers Wharf from Navy Lion Road to Victoria Avenue,
and (b) the present predominant commercial shipping area from Victoria Avenue to ‘Church Street;

. Advise steps to address the transportation and parking needs of the city;

. Support immediate enhancements to the city with emphasis on streetscaping, landscaping, paving,
and addressing neglected and derelict properties.

The Managing Director reports to the DRTF. Successful candidates will be engaged in a one-year
contract, renewable up to two years, depending upon the needs of the DRTF. Competitive salaries and
benefits.

Interested applicants may deliver responses to:

Downtown Revitalization Task Force
Hotels Centre

S.G. Hambros Building, West Bay Street Re:
(South entrance, next to Cable Beach Golf Course)

Fax: 242-502-4220

Email: bhahotels@bahamashotels.org

Applications should be received by Monday, June 2, 2008
Only applicants who have been short-listed will be contacted

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Public Works & Transport
Downtown Revitalization Position
John F. Kennedy Drive

Fax: 242-326-6629
Email: colinhiggs@bahamas.gov.bs





THE TRIBUNE

NOTICE * PUBLIC NOTICE *PUBLIC NO

All tenders should be sent fo the attention of |. Kirk Griffin, Executive Vice President, P.O. Box N-3048, Nassau, Bahamas

Salvage vehicle can be viewed at BIC compound Perpall Tract between 9:00AM and 4:00PM Mondays through Fridays.

Tag #

T00118
T00119
T00120
T00123
T00124
T00125
T00150
T00271
T00272
T00274
T00275
T00278
T00279
T00280
T00281
T00282
T00283
T00284
T00286
T00287
T00297
T00402
T00403
» T00417

T00420 ©

T00422
T00423
T00424
T00426
700427 |
T00428
T00429
T00430
T00433
T00435
T00437
~ 700438
700440
T00443
700445
700448
T00454
T00458
T00460
T00492
T00535
TO0581
T00583
T00585
T00587
T00588
T00597
T00712
T00714
T00721
T00722
T00723
T00725
T00728
T00734
T00735
100737
T00738 ,
T00741
T00744
- 700748
T00750.
TO0751
T00754
TOO756.
T00763
T00764
T00768
T00769
T00770
. 700773
T00774
T00776
100777
T00778
T00779
T00781
T00782
T00783
T00784
T00151
T00786
T00788
T00789
T00790
T00795
T00796
T00797
T00798
T00799
T00804
TOO806
T00815
T00851
T00862
_ T00867
T00873
TO0886
T00887
To0925
T01000
T01001
T01003

YOUR CONNECTIO

© THE WORLD

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 15

NOTICE *PUBLIC NOTICE *PUBLIC NOTICE



The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd invites tender for salvage used vehicles as listed.

in qa sealed envelope clearly marked “Tender Salvaged Used Vehicle” to our JFK Administration office on
John F. Kennedy Drive, so as to arrive no later than June 5th, 2008 at 4pm.

Make & Model

Nissan Sentra 1994 700118
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00119
Sentra Sedan 1994 T00120
Nissan Sedan 1994 T00123
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00124 ~
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00125
Toyota Camry 2003 T00150
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00271
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00272
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00274
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00275
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00278
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00279
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00280
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00281
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00282
Kia Pride Sedan 1997 T00283
Kia Pride Sedan 1997 T00284
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00286
Ford Escort 1998 T00287
Ford Sedan 1998 T00297
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00402
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00403
E150 Van 1996 T00417
Ford E150 Van 1996 T00420
Ford Aerostar 1996 T00422
AEROSTAR BUS

Ford Aerostar 1996 T00424
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00426
-Aerostar Van 1996 T00427
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00428
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00429
FORD Van 1996 T00430

- Ford E150 Van 1998 T00433
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00435
Ford Winstar 1998 T00437
Ford Winstar 1998 T00438
Ford Minivan 1998 T00440
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00443
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00445
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00448
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00454
Dodge Caravan 2001 T00458
Dodge Caravan. 2001 T00460
Ford E350 Van. 1998 T00492
’ Nissan Bus 1999 T00535

Ford E150. Van 1994 T00581
Ford E150 Van 1994 'T00583
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00585
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00587
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00588
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00597
Ford P/u Truck 1994 T00712.
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00714
Ford R P/u 1994 T00721

Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00722
Ford Ranger P/u T00723
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00725
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00728
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00734
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00735
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00737
Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00738
Ford R P/u 1994 T00741

Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00744 ©

Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00748
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00750
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00751
Ford D21. P/u Truck 1995 T00754
Nissan D21 1995 T00756
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00763
Ford Ranger 1996 T00764
Ford P/u Truck 1996 T00768
Ford R 1996 T00769
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00770
Ford R.P/U 1996 T00773 \
Ford Ranger 1996 T00774 -
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00776
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00777
Ford Ranger 1996. T00778
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00779
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00781
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00782
RANGER P/U TRUCK
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00784
Toyota Camry 2003 T00151

- Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00786
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T00788
Ford Pickup. Truck 1996 T00789
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00790
Ford Truck 1996 T00795
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00796
Ford Ranger U/p 1996 T00797
Ford RTruck 1996 T00798
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T00799
Ford F800 Truck 1996 TO0804
Ford F350 Cargo 1996 TO0806
Ford F800 Truck 1998 T00815
Ford Crew 1990 T00851
Ford F450 Truck 1996 TOO862
Ford F350 1996 T00867
F450 BUCKET TRUCK

' F450 Lift Truck 1997 TO0886
Ford F450 Truck 1999 T00887
Tractor Head 1992 T00925
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T01000
Ford R 1996 T01001
Ford Ranger Trk 1996 T01003

Participants will be notified in writing of the selected bids.

Serial #

3NIBEABB13R000860
3NIBEAB13R001024
38NIBEAB13R001889
38NIBEAB13R003746
3NIBEAB13R003613
3NIDEAB13R003322

» JTDBE38K100217493
3TAY Y 10M000537
3TAY Y10M000259
STAY Y 10MO000058
3TAYY10M000801
3NITDAY10V000789
38NITDAY10U000719
8NITDAY10V000733
8NITDAY10V000790
8NITDAY10V000746

KNEDA2423VK104005 :

KNEDA2423VK094299
38NITDAY10W003050
1FAFP13P4WW221410
IFAFP13P5WW321399
1FTEE14YIRHB44426
1FTEE14Y3RHB44427

’ 1FTEE14Y8THA52463
1FTEE14Y5THB35672,
1FMCAIIUITZC08403
IFMCAIIU3TZC08404
1FMCA14YXT2C08405
1FTDA14U3TZCO8407
1FTDA14U5TZCO8408
1FTDA14U7TZCO849
1FTDA14U3TZC08410
1FTDA14V5TZC08411
1FTRE1425WHB10496
1FTRE1429WHB10498
2FMZA51U6WBD67362
2FMZA5IU2WBD67360
2FMZA51U6WBD67359
1FTRE1425WHB96795
1FTRE1427(WHCO6548
1FTRE1423WHC06546
1FTRE1429WHC06549
1B4GP25B31B205055

Sentra

Sentra

Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Toyota Camry
Sentra

Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Sentra

Sentra

Sentra

Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Kia Pride

Kia Pride
Ranger

Ford Escort
Ford Escort:
Ford E150
E150

E150

E150

T3623
Aerostar
Aerostar

Ford Aerostar
Aerostar
Aerostar

E150
Ford E150

Windstar
Ford Winstar
E150

E150

E150

E150

1B4GP25B81B248354 7:5.

1 FTSE34S7WHB10495
JN10BGW40Z0200727
{FTEE14YARHB44405
{FTEE14Y8RHB44407
1FTEE14Y1RHB44409
{FTEE14YXRHB44411
{FTEE14Y1RHB44412
{FTEE14Y2RHB44421
1FTCR10A6RUC87822
4FTCR10AXRUC87824
IFTCR10A7RUC87831
1FTCR10A9RUC87832
1FTCR10AORUC87833
1FTCR1DA4RUC87835
1FTCR10AXRUC87838
1FTCR10ASRUC87844
1FTCR10A7RUC87845
1FTCR10AORUC8784
1FTCR10A2RUC87848
1FTCR10A2RUC87848
4FTCR10A8RUC87854
4FTCR10A5RUC87858
5LSUD21000680 D21
1FTCR10AIRUC87825
5LSUD21000411 D21
5LBUD21000824
1FCR10AXTUD90801
4FTCR10A1TUD9082
1FTCR10AOTUD90807
4FTCR10A4TUD90809
4FTCR10ADTUD90810
1FTCR10A6TUD90813
1FTCR10AXTUD90815
1FTCR10A5TUD9081
1FTCR10A7TUD9081
1FTCR10A4TUD90826
1FTCR10A6TUD90827
1FTCR10AXTUD90829
1FTCR10A6TUD90830
IFTCR10AXTUD90831
1FTCR10AXTUD90832
JTDBE38K300146748
IFTCR10A3TUD90834
1FTCR10A5TUD90835
4FTCR10A7TUD90836
1FTCR10A9TUD90835
1FTYR10C7WPB44668
4FTCR10A2TUD90842
4FTYR10C7WPB44671
1FTCR10A6TUD90794
1FTCR10A4TUD90843
IFDPF8OC4VVA23390
2FDKF37F8TCA64590

IFDK64F8WA47623

{FULF47FOTEB75252
1FDLF47F6TEB75269
IFDKR37F2VEA40945
1FIDXF46F2XEB8384
1FDXF46F8XEB838
1FITYS95R3NVA16695
ToRIoASTVDR08 3
1FTCR10A3TUD90820
oer

E350
Civilian
Ford E150
E150
E150
E150
E150
E150
Ranger
Ranger

Ford Ranger

Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger ~
Ranger
Ford Ranger

Ranger

Ranger
Ranger e
Ranger
Ranger
Ranger

Ford Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ranger .
Ford Ranger
Ranger .
Ranger
T508
Ranger

Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger

Ford Ranger

Ford F800
F350

F800

F600

F450

F350

M247

F450

Ford F450
L9000
Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger




Tag #

T01004
T01006
T01012
T01016
T01017
T01019
T01025
T01030 ©
T01037
T01040
T01042
T01049
T01054
T02000
T02007°
T02013
T02016
T02023
T02086
T02088
T02089
T00938
T00934
T00791
T00596
T00404
T00877
T00713
T00584
T00752
T00449
T00863

} 701094
T00592
T00868
TO0595
T01083
T00598
T00117
T00270
T00865
T00589
T01051
T02028
T00415
700419
T01044
T00870
702015
T01053
T01024
T02048

T01062 .
. T00576
T00578
T02018
T02041
T00858
T00410
T00406
T00400
T00593
T00785
To0414
T00879
TO0569
T00575
T00571
TO0568

Make & Model

Ford P/u Truck 1996 T01004
Ford Truck 1996 T01006

Ford R Truck 1998 T01012

Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01016
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T01017
Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01019
Ford Ranger Trk 1996 T01025
Ford R Truck 1996 T01030

Ford Truck 1996 T01037

Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T01040
Ford P/u Truck 1998 T01042
F150 P/u Truck 1998 T01049
Ford F25 P/u Truck 1997 T01054
F250 P/U TRUCK

Ford F250 Truck 1998 T02007
RANGER P/U TRUCK

- RANGER P/U TRUCK

Ford Ranger 1999 T02023 ©
Ford F250 2003 T02086

Ford F250 P/u 2003 T02088
F250 P/U TRUCK

Club Car Gulf Cart 1998 T00938
Carryall Gulf Cart 1998 T00934
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00791
Ford E150 Van 1994 TO0596

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00404

Ford F350 Truck 1997 T00877
Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00713
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00584
Ford Truck 1995 T00752

Ford E150 Van 1998 T00449

‘ Ford F350 Truck 1996 TO00863

Chevy S10 Truck 1992 T01094 NP
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00592
Ford Truck 1996 TO0868

Ford. E150 Van 1994 T00595
Chevy $10 Truck 1992 T01083
Ford E150 Van'1994 T00598
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00117
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00270
FordTruck 1996 TOO865

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00589
F250 P/u Truck 1995 T01051
Ford Ranger 1999 T02028
Ford E150 Van 1996 T00415
Ford E150 Van 1996.T00419
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 To1044
Ford F350 1996 T00870 *
RANGER P/U FRUCK

Ford F150 P/u 1995 T01053
Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01024
Ford Ranger P/u 1999 T02048
Chevy S-10 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Ford F SuperDuty Truck
Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Truck

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Ford F250 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00576
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00578
RANGER P/U TRUCK
RANGER P/U TRUCK

Ford F350 Lift 1993 TO00858
Ford E150 1996 T00410

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00406
Ford 1994 T00400 é
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00593
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00785
Ford E150 Van 1996 T00414
Ford F450 Bucket 1997 T00879
Nissan Bus 1990 TO0569
Nissan Bus 1991 T00575
Nissan Bus 1991 T00571
Nissan Bus 1990 TO00568

Serial #
1FTCRIOAS5TUD90799 Ranger
1FTCR10A8TUD90800 Ranger
1FTYR1IOC6WTA32595_~—s Ranger
1FTYR10C3WTA32599 Ranger
1FTYR10C8WTA32601 Ford Ranger
1FTYR1IOCXWTA32602 | Ranger

* 4FTCR10A7TUD90805 _— Ranger
1FTYR10C1WTA32603 Ranger
IGCCS1445T8150430 $10
1FTYR10C3WTA33604 Ford Ranger
1FTYR1OC5WTA32605 Ranger
1FTEF15N6SNB49386 F150

1FDHW25F4VEA45152 +=F250
IFDNF20LIX8B51027 712578
1FDNF20L3XEB51028
IFTYR10C1XUA57223 © 112978
1FTYR10C7XUA57226 =©T13160
1FTYR10C8XUA57235 ~=— Ford Ranger
1FTNF20P23ED47124
1FTNF20P63ED47126
1FTNF20P83ED47127 =©T309
1FTCR10ADTUD90838 Ford Ranger

- 1FTEE14YORHB444420 Ford E150
FTEE14Y5RHB44428, E150
3FELF4F2VMA65568
1FTCR10A8RUC87823 Ranger
1FTEE14YXRHB44408 E150
5LSUD21000421 D21
1FTRE1421WHC06545.. Ford E150
IFDLF47F8TEB75192 F350
1GCCS14AXN8193377

-1FTEE14Y9RHB4416
1FDLF47FXTEB58863 © F350
1FTEE14Y4RHB44419 £150
1GCCS14A7N8193286 Chevy S10
1FTEE14Y4RHB44422 ~=—-E150
3BAMR13M004862
3TAYY10M000550 Sentra
1FDLF47FATEB75173
“1 FTEE14Y3RHB44413 E150
1FTEF15N4SNB49385 F250
1FTYR10C3XUA57241 Ranger
1FTEE14Y5THA48788 E150
1FTEE14Y3THA48787 £150
1FTYR10C7WUC19886 Ranger
1FDLF47F9TEB75282 F350
1FTYR10C5XUA57225 =9113162
1FDHW25F6VEA45153 ~—-Ford F150
1FTCR10A8TUD90814 Ranger
1FTYR10C3XUA57238 Ranger
1GCCS1481N8193476
1GCCS14A4N8193472
1GCCS14A7N8193479 .
1GCCS14A2N8193471
1FVL47TEB58847
WHLB11M-A70440
WHLB11M-B03578
3TAYYLOM-000011
2P212M009250
2PB12M009520
2FTHF25H4TCA38548
1FTEE14Y5RHB44400 E150
1FTEE14Y9RHB44402 E150
1FTYR10C2XUA57229 = 713151
IFTYR10C3XUA57255. 112965
1FDKF37H6PNA16300 ‘Ford F350
1FTEE14Y1THA52541 ~~ Econoline

’ 1FTEE14Y3RHB44430 E150
1FTEE14Y8RHB44424 E150
1FTEE14Y0RHB444417 150
1FTCR10A1TUD90833
1FTEE14Y6THA5S1151 Ford E150
1FDXF46F4XEB83847 F450

MW40CSFHUQ61021803 Civilian

_BE434F 11252

BGW40000234 Civilian
MW40C5FHUQ61021798 Civilian

Please contact the Manager of Fleet Management at telephone number 302-7209

www.bicbahamas.com





sda





PAGE 16, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

Dear customers, FROM page one

Please be advised that due to a death in the

yesterday, who said that if the
PLP brought the issue of the
private school sex scandal to the
floor of the House involving the
son of an FNM parliamentarian,
the FNM would reveal the con-
tents of a “black file” containing
PLP names known to have been
closely associated with Taylor
and Dr Thaddeus McDonald.
It was claimed that they were
‘both homosexuals.

Tommy Turnquest, leader of
government business in the
House, initially did not wish to
comment on the issue when he
rose in response to Mrs Han-
na-Martin’s demand for a state-
ment by the FNM on the issue.

Without mentioning the par-
ticulars of the private school sex
scandal, Mr Turnquest said that
he did not attribute to a partic-
ular PLP the story that
appeared on the front page of
The Tribune on Tuesday — that

family, Asa H. PritchardLtd. will be closing at 12
noon on Friday May 23rd 2008.

We apologize for any inconvenience this
may have caused.




@ DELTA

Inspiration for your kitchen & bath!

FROM page oneâ„¢

presented before the end of
May.

“You see, I took the liberty,
since this issue had come up
with Anna Nicole and all that —
it seemed as though it was a big
issue of morality when they
thought something was going
on —I took the liberty of having
private investigators check on
various persons in office just to
determine what it is they’re
doing,” said Mr Gibson.

“And Lhave a list that I’m
going to be tabling just on the
information I have since they
are interested in finding out
who is going with who —- and
who married and all that kind of
stuff,” he added.

Mr Gibson resigned as. Min-
ister of Immigration in February



| Chane les pa ts Carey

@FINE =a “jon & PLUMBING
Established 1951





Dowdeswell Street * Tel: 322-1103

F REE 27 ” FLAT SCREE N TV
WITH E VERY PU RCHASE
Emeric anew world of quality, 96 mpg HWY.

#1 safety rating, easy shift with careful attention.to detail.
The 2007 TIIDA « Available on sedan or hatchback + at Sanpin Motors Ltd.

SHIFT:

he future

TIIDA

ea cO RaW UCR Li

Hoon meee Reet

STO UL SULT ner e eee PPR

ss RRC es eo ah AT
SCO CM CN Rae

RUE a aU (ieee cla Dag

named no sources — claiming
the PLP would bring the pri-
vate school sex scandal to the
House. He suggested that she
should not'do the same to the
FNM about a report also made
by an unnamed source.

He said that, “unless the
newspaper says who puts it out,
you can’t just say that it is this
side that says it. It is ludicrous
and she ought to with draw it.”

Mrs Hanna-Martin respond-
ed branding the threat from the

sources in the story as “gang-

ster like” and “very distasteful.”

“If this story is not correct,
then it is incumbent on the Free
National Movement or the
member — whoever — to deny
this story. But I want to bring it
to the public’s attention, Mr
Speaker,” she said.

“Mr Speaker, I just want to
say that this is taking matters
to a depth - a political depth —
that I think is almost unprece-
dented,” Mrs Hanna-Martin lat-
er added.

last year after lingering discus-
sion about his relationship with
the now deceased American
celebrity Anna Nicole Smith,
culminated in the publishing of
pictures of the two in this news-
paper. Mr Gibson has always
denied that their relationship,
or his conduct as minister, was
improper. Yesterday in the
House, he said that he intends
to table his sweetheart list doc-
ument and will “let the chips
fall where they may.”

When asked after the morn-
ing session if he was serious
about this vow, Mr Gibson said,
“There is no question about

that.”

“The reason why I want to
table it around budget time is
because the entire Bahamas will
be listening to what is being said
in Parliament,” he said. ‘““We’re
not only broadcast on television

Mr Turnquest, in response to
this, then moved officially to
distance the party he once led
from the statements in the story.

“Mr Speaker, the member for
Englerston, who happens to be
the chairman of the Progressive
Liberal Party could read the
newspaper. The newspaper

‘headline may say the FNM, but

it (the story) said sources indi-
cate. They do not attribute that
to an official statement of the
FNM, of which it is not,” he
said.

Mrs Hanna-Martin said after
this declaration she “accepts”
it is not an FNM statement, but
added that if it were attributed
to the PLP, she would have
already denied such claims.

A source told The Tribune
Monday that the PLP planned
to raise issues related to the
school sex scandal in the House,

as it was believed that the adults

involved in the matter who were
close to the FNM, may have
attempted to “cover-up’ the

during the budget debate, we
are also broadcast on 1540am,
which means that all people all
about in the US, persons all
about in the Family Islands, will
hear it. So once they hear these
names associated with these
members of Parliament, then
people in the communities will
know what I am saying is true.”

Commenting on the rele-
vance of the list, Mr Gibson
added that the FNM are now
in government and it is neces-

sary to hold people in these.

posts to higher standards.

“We always hold government
to a higher standard. And since
they think it is a big deal about
immorality and all that stuff,
then we’ll see you know, once
the names are disclosed, how
much of a big deal they make
about it then.”

lm SEE EDITORIAL, PAGE 4

PLP Chairman confronts the FNM
over Harl Taylor files controversy

issue. Dr Bernard Nottage told
The Tribune yesterday in the
foyer of the House that the PLP
parliamentary group has had no
discussion about bringing to
Parliament anything related to
this issue.

However, he said that he
could not speak for the inten-
tions of all members.

He added that, “I cannot say

that there is no member of the ©

Parliament or member of the
opposition who may not wish
to bring up, or wish to question,
the behaviour of the adults in
this matter, because there are
certain laws that some people
feel have been breached.”

“But there has been no deci-
sion by the opposition to bring
this matter to Parliament,” Dr
Nottage said.

Beyond the short exchange
between Mrs Hanna-Martin
and Mr Turnquest, the private
school sex scandal was not men-
tioned yesterday on the floor of
the House.

I'll table list of FNM sweethearts, Shane
Gibson promises the House of Assembly

_“,.. [took the
liberty of
having private
investigators
check on
various per-
sons in office
just to
determine
what it is
they’re
doing.”



TEACHERS & SALARIED
WORKERS CO-OPERATIVE
CREDIT UNION LIMITED

NOTICE OF ANNUAL
GENERAL MEETING

TO: All Members of Teachers and Salaried
Workers Co-operative Credit Union
Limited, East Street South and |
‘Independence Drive

Notice is hereby given that the Thirty-First (31st)
Annual Meeting of Teachers & Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union Limited will be held
at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel located on
Bay Street, on Saturday, May 24, 2008
commencing at 8am for the following purposes:

To receive the Report of the Board of Directors

for 2007.

To receive the Audited Accounts for 2007.
To elect members of the Board of Directors.
To elect members of the Supervisory
Committee.
To discuss and approve the Budget for 2008.
To take action on such matters as may come
before the meeting

Lenn King
Secretary





THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 17





Dropping ir in on the PM























May 20, 2008



Dear My Brothers and Sisters of the Bahamas,

Affer reading an article in The Bahama Journal on April 28tn and May3rd about the Hotel's
Workers Union Executives dispute over the Pension Fund, | strongly suggest these guidelines to
protect Workers Retirement Funds in all unions, | strongly recommend that the government
have an independent accounting auditing company to audit all Union Pension Funds, In order
fo bing about transparency and not secrecy. members should be given their account
information stating how much money isin their pension fund quarterly or every four months, This
System is presently in place in most American Pension fund companies to protect members
money and ensure it is there when itis time to collect a pension. | will like fo share my personal
story as amember of the Hotel Pension Management Fund.



HIS EXCELLENCY Yosef Livne, Ambassador

ay and Pees of the ae First to clarify their discrimination policy. If the Hotel Pension Management Fund excludes
r : ho , ;

Hubert Ingraham at the Cabinet Office'on Mon- people ftom receiving pensions because of this reason, numbers of years employed at the

day. hotel ftom not collecting pensions, while others are able to collect pension based on number

: of years employed, thisis simply and clearly discrimination. This is my story,



If everyone had fo wait unti age 65 fo receive theif pension, then! would nothave been looking
fo receive mine like others were able to do, in receiving all of the money saved in their pension

sual art display , funds after the tenure with the hotel, This was a check payment ofall money saved in their

pension fund,

Tour of v





In order for change fo happen you must be prepared fo fight for it. | am the voice for the
voiceless, David against Goliath, The People’s Champion for Justice against the Hotel Pension _
Management Fund.

| invite all union members and Bahamians to go to my website: www.Pedrosmith.com to click
on and listen to my radio ads that were refused fo be played on ZNS in October , 2007 and
January,2008 but were played on IslandFM. The Bahamas was ranked 37th in the world on
Freedom of Speech by the Freedom House nonprofit organization based in America, which
was in an article in the Bahama Journal May 3rd, 2008. My experience is certainly validated
andit confirmed my point of view.



Freedom of speech is the most fundamental and precious right in q democratic country inat
" the Bahamian people fought for in the 1950's and 60's. It should never be taken away or
challenged by the FNM Government in the year 2008. Please email me your comments,

Yours Respectfully, -



Pedro Smith

MINISTER OF STATE FOR CULTURE the Charles Maynard (right) joins Anthaya’s Art Gallery owner Mr David Charl- www.Pedrosmith.com
ton on a tour of the visual art on display, during the official grand opening, on May 19, 2008. The Government ; Os
partnered with the gallery, which is located next to City market on Cable Beach, to ensure that Bahamian artists pedrosmith@optonline..net
who showcase their work there would get 80 percent of the generated revenue, a first for a gallery in the coun- .

try.

PEGE



S PHOTO: Derek Smith

ADVENTIST MEN’S CHORALE
& ST. ANDREW’S KIRK MEN

Saturday. May 24th, 2008 « 8pm
St. Andrew’s Kirk « South of Central Bank

FREE-WILL OFFERING TO BENEFIT:
BAHAMAS ACADEMY SCHOOL FUND
¢ ADVENTISTS MEN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
¢ ST. ANDREW’S KidsUp AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM



Non, Any A6-t0,, Hay JY), 2005

Time ne Li AU Ll \ Wnt ls a ein Light Refreshments Will Follow
America & Caribbean ¢ Come and Enjoy an evening of Song and Fellowship








L Host Pastor:
Bishop Philemon &

For further information please call:
(Mother Lorna Wilson |

3228974 « or r 364-5206 To The Honour and Glory of Our God







eas enh tet Pee

PAGE 18, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



L-R. Ms. Gardiner (Children Emergency Hostel), Mr. Kingsley Edgecombe (King's Real Estate)Mr. Terry
Delancy (Virgo Car Rental], Ms. Smith (Children Emergency Hostel)

Mr. Kingsley Edgecombe owner of King's Real Estate recently
: donated a basketball court to the Children's Emergency Hostel in
‘the amount of $5000.00, just before ‘the Christmas holiday
~ bringing joy and laughter to the hearts of the kids at the hostel.
- Mr. Edgecombe would like to encourage other business person's to

remember those less fortunate especially in the various children

homes. Also not to forget our precious pear''s in the old folks homes
» as well.

‘Mr. Edgecombe a man of valor’



Automatic, AC, Exceptionally Equipped

“Powered using TOYOTA Cas Technology

2 & 4 Door Trucks

Autematic »AC, Redliner - some medek with Side Steps, Rear Step Bumper, Power
Windows, Door Locks & Door Mirrors && Stainless Steel Carge Guardrails

Powered using ISUZU Diesel Technology

{4230 cu’ carge area)

Le Seats. ee Roof pan Ds & Cargo. Vans

MONDAY - FRIDAY $:30 arn. 4 5:34 p.m.
Tel: 394-2604 » Fax: 394-2612.
Ali NEW 2008 Models widi Factory Warrinty up io 2 Years
Includes all regular services
& Year Warranty Against Rusting



[Bahamas Bus & Truck Co., Ltd,

Montrose Avenue
Phone:322-1722 « Fax: 326-7452









ENTRA,

Large Shipment
of
Used Cars

COME CHECK
US OUT

New Shipments Arrived

eee

P how ws
a

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry and
7 Get Your First Choice
For Easy Financing.

Bank Ano Inourance
On Premises

Check Our Prices
Before buying

me Re:



FRING Mid Size SUNESIM



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Dalai Lama’s Britain visit |

raises questions of protocol

m@ By JOHN F. BURNS
and ALAN COWELL
LONDON

The Dalai Lama arrived in London on
Tuesday.as part of a protracted foreign
tour, highlighting efforts by European
governments to balance China’s hostility
toward him against their support for
human rights in Tibet, according to the
New York Times News Service.

At his previous stop in Germany, the
Dalai Lama was received at a relatively

low political level, met by only one gov-:

ernment minister, in sharp contrast to
last September when he met with Chan-
cellor Angela Merkel. That meeting had
prompted a long chill in relations with
Beijing. This time, though, the chancellor
was out of town on a weeklong tour of
Latin America.

In London, Prime Minister Gordon
Brown was embroiled i in a debate over
the level of warmth he should display
toward China at the 2008 Summer
Olympics in light of Beijing’s recent
crackdown on dissent in Tibet.

The Dalai Lama on Tuesday seemed
eager to avoid inflaming the dispute with
China, although he did refer to China’s
rule in Tibet at one point as totalitarian.
The remark was made during a speech at
London Metropolitan University, where
he received an honorary degree. In
unscripted remarks delivered in English,
he was critical of China’s role in education
in his homeland.

“In Tibet, although the Chinese did
help in modern education,” he said, “the
totalitarian system is one-sided, every

field is much politicized. It does not give
' acomplete form of education.”

According to the Dalai Lama’s official

ESTIMATE PREPARED FOR FINANCING AT THE BANK OF YOUR CHOICE
UCM Liam Lom Ce OTT TLE cs

MULTI DISCOUNT FURNITURE AND ee

CANNOT

PRices Nov

even iN
































Lots





WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
USS eve enue (Just North of Bahamas Bus & Truck Co.)
PISS Reyer Yee ety eee |

: Street Pate Lots for the Corporation.

. Bidders. are required to coll
_ the Corporation's Administration Office, Blue» .
Hill & Tucker Roads by .
contacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Phone No. 8021 58...

4 “Tenders are to be delivered on or before 26th. :
4 May, 2008, 3:00 p.m. and addressed as follows:

Mr. Kevin Basden ~
General Manager
Bahamas Eleciricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads.
Nassau, Bahamas

Marked: Tender No. 667/08
Security Services for
Administration Building, Big Pond

Complexand.

Jumbey Village & Huyler Street Parking

The Corporation reserves the right to accept or
reject the whole or such part of any Tender the
Corporation deems necessary. —

program for his 11-day visit to Britain,
he will meet Brown only at a scheduled
encounter with the archbishop of Can-
terbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams,
at what the prime minister’s office called
“an interfaith dialogue with several other
religious leaders.”

Breaking with a tradition established by
two former British prime ministers, John
Major and Tony Blair, Brown will not
receive the Dalai Lama at 10 Downing
St., the prime minister’s official residence.

The scheduling inspired complaints
from politicians and others who support
Tibetans in their struggle against China,
and who maintain that the British author-
ities have played down the Dalai Lama’s
status to avoid conflict with China, a key
trade partner.

“Treating the Dalai Lama as only a
religious leader simply ignores reality,”
said Sir Menzies Campbell, the former
leader of the small opposition Liberal

‘ Democrats. “There is no reason why he

should not be received at No.10 Downing
St. ”

“Many people will conclude that the
prime minister is trying to have it both
ways, to see him and not offend the Chi-
nese government,” Campbell said.

Representatives of the London-based
Free Tibet Campaign said Brown would
be the first Western leader to meet the

Dalai Lama since widespread protests ~

and violence ‘between Tibetans and the
Chinese authorities in March. “It is vital
that the British government treat the
Dalai Lama not just as a religious leader
but also as a political figure,” said Matt
Whitticase, a representative of the cam-
paign.

“Gordon Brown is refusing to meet
him in a political setting, underplaying





Pick-up
&

Delivery






Available

#112000 BTU}
~ $399.00

Ahi
[TO G@>.

his importance as a political leader espe-

‘spokesman, Qin Gang, warned Germaiiy,

re

Skid Steer Loaders with versatile attachmenis:

Compressors
Ferklifts
Generators

Scissor-Lifts

|
|
|
|
|

cially at a time when his importance has!
been emphasized by the Tibetan people,
and people across the world,” Whitticase |
told The Press Association, a news|
agency. |

“There is a deep-seated political prob-|
lem in Tibet and the Dalai Lama holds!
the key, and he should therefore be met'
in a political setting.”

The awkward choice facing Brown is
only one of many at a time when his crit-|
ics accuse him of clumsiness and vacilla-
tion in his handling of public policy. Ear-
lier this year, after first giving the impres-
sion that he would travel to Beijing for
the opening ceremonies of the Olympic
Games, Brown said he would attend only
the closing ceremonies.

The Dalai Lama is on a three-month
tour of five countries, including the Unit-
ed States, and he used his visit to Ger-
many to underline his insistence that he is
not seeking Tibet’s independence from|
China.

Speaking to thousands of supporters!
at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the
Dalai Lama said: “I see many Tibetan
flags here. I want to make clear that this
is not to be considered something agains{
China. This is not a separatist move-
ment.”

But actording to Agence France
Presse, a Chinese foreign ministry

|



























on Tuesday “to not support in any forn
or connive with the Dalai’s anti-Ching
separatist activities on German soil.”

In Britain, the Dalai Lama is sched
uled to give several speeches, to addresq
a parliamentary foreign affairs panel and
to speak to audiences in Nottingham and
Oxford.

obcat

Ey
ahamas

RENTAL STORE

Reliable, versatile rental equipment to meet your project needs.



Rental




. Equipmen:
starting ai

835

prhaur





Breaker
Trencher
Sweeper
Wheelsaw
Backhoe

and many more...

Affordable hourly, daily. weekly and monthly rental rates.

ca RAAT AD



packages from o











x obcat

Crawford St.,
Tel: 323-5474

- Royal Bahamian Resort @ Offshore Island |

Invites applications for the positions of:

| Pieabe OF TRAINING
FOOD & BEVERAGE ~

Applicant must have at least five years experience
as the Director of a Five Star Restaurant must
have excellent teaching, written and oral
communication organizational and interpersonal
skills are able to train and motivate team
members, good track record in Managing people
_able to establish and maintain high standards.
Formal qualifications and computer skills
desirable, be able to work flexible and long hours.

Fax or email résumés with proof . f qualifications

and experience to:
cmajor@grp.: sitidals. com

Closing date May 30, 2008.

Ui
ahamas |

«Productivity: © Reliability

Oakes Field
Fax: 322-6969































Fax 327-6961

cyt
e NY



tN





¢

THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 19




















MEMBERS and Living
Legends of the Zonta
Club paid a courtesy
call on the Governor
General Arthur Hanna
on Tuesday, May 21
at Government House.
President Cherrllee
Pinder is being great-
ed by Governor Gen-
eral, Arthur Hanna.

| :
1 |
{ J j

~ Resario ‘West Condominiums Under Construction

NEW CONDOS FOR SALE





} & : re Ae se ‘sities ale

|| 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom 3 storey Townhouses. Gated property includes pool,
well appointed interiors, modern kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel
appliances, large bedrooms w/ private baths, hurricanc impact windows.

From $229,000 ivith only $5,000 reservation deposit required
: READY FOR OCCUPANCY JULY, 2008
PH. 325-1325 No Agents Please

SEATED from left are Rosemarie : Thompson: Marisa Mason- Smith, President, Cherrylee Pinder, Governor
General Hanna, Angela Watson, Jane Chin and Gloria Strachan. Standing from left are Elanor Phillips, Barbara
Jesubatham, Minalee Hanchell, Mary Sweetnam, Nellie Brennen, Claudine Farquharson, Nina Maynard and Ella
Davis







‘PHOTOS:
Raymond
Bethel/BIS

INSIGHT

For the stories
behind the news,
read Insight Sey
on Mondays — beast














upey Greet Shirley § Stre
« Mackey Street, « E t B
s » Carmichael rw aek

4 South, « Bellot Road East and W
a * Windsor Lane, » Montell
-* Garden Hills #1, 2 & 3, « Mal

a * Joan's Heights, * Pinewood Gard:
° * Bamboo en « Daninge en e Gold ti

_ PAY ALL ARREARS ON YOUR BEC Bil ble



All overdue BEC. payments must be made atthe Head
Office on Blue Hill and Tucker Roada, the, Mall at Marathon
oF the Maln Post Office. 3

_ Powering The Bahamas for fenerations






Rates are quoted in US dottars and are valid onty for residents of Latin America or the Caribbean at defies locations in the
United Statos. Rates include CDW. Taxes, fees, surcharges and other optional i itams are extra. Renter must meet standard age, driver,
and credit requirements. An additional fee applies for drivers under the age of 25. Car must be picked up on Thursday-Sunday and

teturned by Monday. Maximum’4-day rental. Availability is limited, Blackout dates apply. Offer valid through September 30, 2008.



Alamo,com

i Lia



USI Ness | ! CFAL's comprehensive pension consulting services can help
ee ol aure you design and manage a group retirement plan that’s exactly
right for you and the individual needs of your employees.

And with our secure online pension management system,
sponsors and employees have account access at any time.

Call us today. We'll el a plan that’s right for you and
your employees. |

Brokerage & Custodial Services | Investment & Corporate Advisory
Pension Administration | Shareholder Services

| Nassau - T: 242-502-7010 | F: 242-356-3677
Freeport - T: 242-351-8928 | F: 242-351-4050
C F-A L" — info@cfal.com | www.cfal.com







PAGE 20, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008











































@ RBDF PHOTOS:
Leading Seaman
Jonathan Rolle

aad ZINSSER(®)

as eta

' Coral Harbour Base, 21.
May 08 (RBDF) - Two Offi-
cers and one Marine of the
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force recently returned home
after attending various cours-
es at military establishments
in'the United States of Amer-
ica.

‘Senior Lieutenant Ray-
mond King and Lieutenant
Warren Smith attended the
Caribbean Defence and Secu-
rity Course in Washington
D.C. The two-week seminar,
which was held from May 5 —
16 2008 at the National
Defense University Center for
Hemispheric Defense Studies,
was designed to help partici-

’ pants develop and expand

their competency in analyzing
issues and working with. poli-
cy,. strategy, planning and
resource management in the

‘defense and security sector.

Military and civilian profes-
sionals representing twelve
nations, studied international
and national environments
and processes, as well as

defense and security policy
- formulation and implementa-

tion; resource management,
civilian-military and law
enforcement cooperation,
transnational security issues
and interagency and interna-
tional coordination.

Challenges

The course highlighted
issues and challenges con-
fronting small nations in the

' Caribbean region, which was

approached by embracing the
experience of participants, fac-
ulty and lecturers to enrich the
learning exchange. The
course combined theoretical

_ concepts of defense and secu-
‘rity analysis with integrated

practical exercises, which

‘included lectures, individual

studies and guest speakers.
Senior Lieutenant King and
Lieutenant Smith are both
assigned to the Squadron
Department.
Senior Lieutenant King is

>

THE TRIBUNE



Defence Force officers, Marine

return from overseas courses

the Commanding Officer of
HMBS Yellow Elder, and
Lieutenant Smith is the Engi-
neering Officer aboard HMBS
Bahamas.

Chief Petty Officer Ranford
Johnson successfully com-
pleted the Electric Motor
Rewind Course at a United
States Naval Biase in San
Diego, California as part of
the International Military
Education Training (IMET)
scheme. The six-week course,
which was conducted at the
Naval Station Training Cen-
tre from March 31 — May 7,
2008, was designed to rewind,
troubleshoot and make repairs
of alternating current (A/C)
electric motors.

Some of the topics covered
included quality assurance,
fundamentals of single and
three phase motors, winding
connections of A/C motors,
mechanical and electrical tests
of equipment and safety. ©

‘In addition to theoretical
class work, the practical aspect
of the course required, stu-
dents to disassemble electric
motors both ashore and at sea.'

Chief Petty Officer Johnson
is assigned to the electrical

- workshop in the engineering

department.




































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

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
















The aetitiey eee
Fill your prescriptions while you shop

Fresh Baked Breads
eons ee ea & raisin

Open Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm
Pri & Sat 7am ~- 10pm &
Sun 7am - ipm

Old Trail Road
242-393-4041,

Credit Cards Accepted

"| The Perfect gift.
, | For anyone.
iyuuecnea Anytime.

| Prices are validin M
Nassau Location ONLY!






Products shown may vary from
act al products in stock,
Goou while supplies last. |

Patnt Pere Priges lp eL







i
f









THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 21



Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo

PAKISTANI labors prepare for their dinn

Feb. 22, 2008.

Bi DUBAI, United Arab
Emirates

THE 22 men in “trailer 10”
work the morning shift at a con-
struction site, then take turns
shopping, cooking and cleaning.
They pray together. When.one

‘returns to India on leave, he car-
ries family presents and cash for
the others, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.

““We all come from the Pun-

jab” in northern India, said»

Pavinder Singh, a 42-year-old
carpenter from the trailer in a
camp that houses about 3,000

workers on the desert outskirts of

Dubai. “But what makes us like
a family is what we have to
endure here together.” . |

Dubai’s astonishing bhilding
boom, which has made it one of
the world’s fastest growing cities,
has been fueled by the labor of
about 700,000 immigrants —
almost all from poor villages in
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Their meager wages still go far
in their native lands.. Two or
three years in. Dubai could mean
building a house for their family,
buying a plot of land or sending
children to. school. Yet many
men escape poverty back home
only to find themselves trapped
in near-servitude here.






er in their room at a labor camp in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

: LOCAL NEWS

Plight of migrant workers
blemishes Dubai’s image

Human rights groups have for
years decried the harsh condi-
tions of foreign laborers in Dubai
and the rest of the United Arab
Emirates and oil-rich Persian
Gulf. But the problem only drew
widespread attention after strikes
by thousands of workers this year
and last. Some recent protests
turned violent; in mid-March,
police arrested at least 500 South

Asian workers who smashed’

office windows and set cars
ablaze in the small, neighboring
emirate of Sharjah.

Dubai officials were embar-
rassed by the bad press in a city
that advertises itself as a world
business hub, playground for the
rich and home to major horse
races and golf and tennis tour-
naments. But despite promises
of reform, there are still prob-
lems, The Associated Press
found in interviews with govern-
ment officials and two dozen
workers and visits to employer-
provided housing:

—Many South Asian workers
are essentially indentured ser-
vants, borrowing heavily to pay

recruitment agents for jobs. They
can spend several years paying
back debts that can run $3,000
or more, while earning between
$150 and $300 a month, lately
weakened by a falling dollar and
Dubai’s double-digit inflation.
—They work a 60-hour week,
with one day off or even just half
a day.
—Enmployers often confiscate

‘their passports, in violation of

Dubai law, and withhold pay for
two or three. months to stop
workers from quitting.
—Many have no medical
insurance and work outdoors in

summer heat of 120 degrees ©

Fahrenheit and stifling humidity.

—Employer-provided housing
often means bare, crowded trail-
ers behind barbed wire or on
Dubai’s desert fringes. Some are

not connected to water or sewage

grids. di

Overall, human rights groups
say, unscrupulous employers and
government indifference have
combined to create one of the

- world’s worst cases of systemat-

ic exploitation.



Children starving, again, in Ethiopia

@ SHANTO, Ethiopia

THIS year’s poor rains have
nearly killed Bizunesh, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.

The 3-year-old weighs less
than 10 pounds. Her long limbs,
weak and folded like a praying
mantis, cannot carry even her
slight weight. She cannot speak.
She doesn’t want to eat. Health

Officials say she is permanently
stunted. i

Bizunesh — whose name,
sadly, means “plentiful” — is
one of untold numbers of chil-
dren hit by this year’s double
blow of a countrywide drought
and skyrocketing global food
prices that has brought famine,
once again, to Ethiopia.

“She should be bigger than
this,” said her mother Zew-
dunesh Feltam, rocking the list-
less child. “Before there was
maize, different kinds of food.
But now there is nothing ... I



Anita Powell/AP Photo
ETHIOPIAN child Bizunesh

. Hidana 3-year-old weighing less

than 10 pounds (four kilograms
is )seen at an emergency
feeding center in southern
Ethiopia, Friday May 9, 2008 .



beg for milk from my neigh- °

bors.”

The U.N. children’s agency -
said in a. statement Tuesday an °

estimated 126,000 Ethiopian
children urgently need food and
medical care because of severe
malnutrition — and called the
current crisis “the worst since
the major humanitarian crisis
of 2003.”

The U.N. World Food Pro-
gram estimates that 2.7 million
Ethiopians will:need emergency
food aid because of late rains
— nearly double the number
who needed help last year. An
additional 5 million of Ethiopi-
a’s 80 million people receive aid
each year because they never
have enough food, whether har-
vests are good or not.

In Shanto, a southwestern
agricultural area that grows
sweet potatoes, recent rains
arrived too late to save the har-
vest.





tail Stores Nationwid

OO EEN







PAPAL ce, PIIVUIIWWAAT, IWIN! Ce, CUUVUO Pree be te’



2 AR AE RTS Wii ha eee : BRIER BT AV SD A 0 PS

"Specials effective May 22nd - 28th










™S ALLF L FLAVORS“

82, 39/6 PACK:




Sarees aes
HICKEN BREASTS
Ss $2. 99/LB .. a





| GRAPES «
1 $1.69/b

iO a) |
Sam |
corn |



SAVE $1.20

CAVE 2N¢
SAVE 20¢

ce



p32 epee 12 RENE OL ie Eee ee













{e

EMEP AL PON Te LON ete
a
:




E
4 HAITIAN





li E WANbes...$1.79 a 6.5.02 In
| PAR EXCELLENCE 4 | TUNA
| | SLBREGULAR ORPARBOILED 19¢
| | | SAVE 16¢











34 30¢



FAMILY TIME
1 LB YELLOW

GRITS
99¢

SAVE $1.26

| KRAFT.
| 180z ASSOR

|'BBQS
$1.9.

SAVE 30¢







Te Shee ae aaa ae Pen ee an ea Ee Lae




LITTLE DEBBIE.
90zRAISIN



{eae

fp STS AT TE EE

ARIEL
2. wh OXYAZUL MAX |

NDRY





t IVORY. 30<
| ORIGINAL or L

| LIQUII
| E














| PLUS WHITENING 35 oz

FABRIC
SOFTENER

$3.99

$s E $1.20

s : ERE A NT RT a FE

SHOP SUNDAYS AND DOUBLE | SHOP CITY ee As WEEK ANE
YOUR CM. SAV-A-CHEK COUPONS 1.7 | Py

REDEEM AS CASH ON ALL PURCHASES Store Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 7am - 9pm, eiiéept ViGad Cay 7 am - 8

Hampour Bay & Cable Beach open until 5 apm Advertised products

RE PaO ee Rae i Wank Tek MTT SPN AP A EE BD See ae ; SORE SS aa







re

Soe cee as SAS ES





ae



be







BS





BERET





Bene ET

peril bE



$F



rug?





THE TRIBUNE

IHURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 23

LOCAL NEWS





SSS

DEBRIS of collapsed buildings is seen after the earthquake in Beichuan county i in southwest China's
Sichuan province, Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Rescue workers sifted through tangled debris of toppled

~schools and homes Tuesday for thousands of victims buried or missing after China's worst earthquake in

three decades, where the death toll soared to more than 12,000 people in the hardest-hit province alone.

@ BLUE AND JOHN CROW
MOUNTAINS NATIONAL
PARK, Jamaica

WHEN 91-year-old Colin
Lloyd Harris was young in
these mist-shrouded mountaing,
the rushing waters of the Rio
Grande River sparkled with
life. Plentiful shrimp, crawfish
and striped mullets were culled
with spears or wooden fishing
pots, according to the Associat-
ed Press.

Today the mighty Jamaican |

river, like so many of the

- globe’s great waterways, is

struggling. It’s being contami-
nated by local hunters who

dump pesticides in secluded’.
. Springs for a quick and easy
‘harvest, no matter what the cost
- to the environment or to those
’“who eat the poisoned catch.

“There used to be so many

’ fish here. Now, sadly, it seems

there are few left at all,” said

- Harris, the retired leader of a

community of Maroons,
descendants of escaped slaves
who won their freedom by
repelling invasions of their
retreats with a mastery of guer-
rilla warfare.

Poison fishing in Jamaica’s
wild eastern mountains has
flourished in recent years
because of the great demand
for freshwater shrimp and “jan-
ga,” the common name for a
delectable lobster-sized craw-

fish that fetch high prices in

local markets. Often, buyers

‘ don’t ask the origin. Sales hinge

on availability.

Limited oversight of the
roughly 200,000-acre national
~ park that comprises much of
_ the terrain makes it vulnerable

Poison fishing for delicacies
put Jamaican river in peril

to flagrant violations of envi-

ronmental laws, including the-

sporadic use of dynamite to
send river creatures belly up,
said Rudolph Poyser, who leads
patrols as one of only five
rangers.

“We know there is a lot of

illegal activity, but we’re out-

numbered,” Poyser said at the
end of a workday in the tiny
mountain enclave of Millbank,
the soft piping of insects filling
the river-cut landscape of



“There used Satiaicd = it’s

to be so many
fish here. Now,
sadly, it seems

there are few

left ata



Colin Lloyd Harris

dense tropical forest.
Twitching fish immediately

float to the top and crawfish -

jump to the banks when readi-
ly available pesticide or bleach
is dumped in a pool, said
Nature Conservancy scientist
Kimberly John. The poisons
drift downstream, sickening
people and animals who drink
the water.

John, who is leading a bid to
eliminate poison fishing

iraiigh: ecnnraiatity education
and by intensifying enforce-
ment, said the destructive prac-
tice is driven by a steady
decline in agricultural profits

along with the insatiable mar-

ket demand for native shell-
fish.

A key challenge is to figure
out how inhabitants of the eco-
nomically poor region can get
ahead without killing the Rio
Grande, which they depend on
for their livelihoods. The stakes
are high.

“This is the greatest river in

_ full of wildlife, and if we don’t
“succeed in taking active steps
to:save it, we’ll lose it. It will
be an empty channel,” said
John, who argues more must
be done to generate new eco-
nomic opportunities for vil-
lagers.

The leader of a local conser-

vation group, Vincent Fuller,
said he and other townspeople
in the sparsely populated
mountains are angry that a few
, greedy neighbors are contami-
“nating their beloved river. Vil-
lagers gossip about who they
think is responsible.
_ “The, community, is getting
very tired, people are crying
out for this to end. It may come
to vigilante justice if the hunters
keep up with the poisoning,”
Fuller said along the rutted
road that winds alongside the
Rio Grande, the largest river
source of freshwater in the
country.

CHINA EARTHQUAKE

Wang Jiaowen/AP Photo

tig

“full of history,









GIL

RESCUERS carry a
wounded person out of
the debris of collapsed
buildings after the
earthquake in Beichuan
county in southwest China's
Sichuan province, Tuesday,
May 13, 2008. Rescue
workers sifted through
tangled debris of toppled
schools and homes
Tuesday for thousands
of victims buried or
missing after China's
worst earthquake in
three decades, where the
death toll soared to more
than 12,000 people in
the hardest-hit

province alone...



| Santa Fe Wins To
afety Awa rds!

SANTAFE GL
SUPER SPECIAL $28,995

Thoughtful design, clever storage areas and
special touches make every experience in the
ALL NEW Hyundai Santa Fe a joy to own.

GL 4x4 seats 5 driver’s airbag

2.7 litre, V6 engine keyless alarm,
automatic transmission radio, CD player
anti-lock brakes power windows,
alloy wheels locks & mirrors

On-the-spot financing with Commonweaith Bank

Price includes rustproofing, licensing and inspection to birthday, full tank of fuel,
24,000 miles/24 months warranty and emergency roadside assistance.

auto
Sales |

LIMITED

Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Sale fFrcsnort Lid for similar deals, Queens Hwy, 352-6 122
or Abaco Motor Mall, Don MacKay Blvd, 367-291 6



POT HR






PAGE 24, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

? My Weve). V1) 3 ;



Burro jailed in Mexico for biting, kicking people !

@ TUXTLA GUTIERREZ,
Mexico

A DONKEY is doing time in
southern Mexico for assault and
battery, according to the Associ-
ated Press.

The animal was locked up at a
local jail that normally holds peo-
ple for public drunkenness and
other disturbances after it bit and
kicked two men near a ranch in
Chiapas state, police said Mon-
day. Officer Sinar Gomez said

Contest ends May 30, 2008

_ Oniille Rerlenbacher's” Is a Registered brand of ConAgra Foods.

‘Media Enterprises, Master Technicians, thelr agents an

the donkey will remain behind

bars until its owner agrees to pay

the men’s medical bills.
“Around here, if someone
commits a crime they are jailed,”
Gomez said — “no matter who
they are.” The owner, Mauro
Gutierrez, told The Associated
Press he would try to reach a
friendly arrangement to pay the
men’s bills, estimated at US$420
(euro270). The victims said the
donkey bit Genaro Vazquez, 63,
in the chest on Sunday and then

kicked 52-year-old Andres Her-
nandez as he tried to come to
the rescue, fracturing his ankle.

“All of a sudden, the animal
was on top of us like it was
rabid,” Hernandez said.

Police said it took a half-dozen
men to control the enraged bur-
ro. Chiapas police have thrown
animals in the slammer before,
including a bull that devoured
corn crops and destroyed two
wooden vending stands in
March.

Pops up lighter & fluffier
than other brands.

Enter to Win 1 of 2
Samsung 32” Lc
Flat Panel HD TV’

To play, attach 3 boxes of any
Orville Redenbacher Microwave
Popcorn to an entry form, complete
the skill question and drop into
boxes at participating stores or The
d’Albenas Agengy Ltd. in Palmdal

Get a free Orville Redenbacher popcorn bowl when |

you bring your entry'to The d’Albenas Agency Ltd.



Master Techaich

Village Kewok. 3B.

Distributed by 2% The d’Albenas Agency Lid.

The BEST Popcorn.

Name:

Telephone:

Address:

Orville Redenbacher uses a special corn to make the

, GE Profile Dishwasher p
w/Smart Dispense }%
Technology kgs:

#PDW9980LSS

’ GE Profile 27” Built-in
Convection/Thermal
Wall Oven

#JKI55SKSS

kernals pop Big __ r.



GE Profile Stainless Steel
42” Side by Side Refrigerator

w/Electronic Dispenser

#PSB42LSRBV

GE Profile Harmony



THE TRIBUNE



Herbert Knosowski/AP Photo

FIRE fighters try to extinguish a fire in the Philharmonic in Berlin, Tuesday, May 29, 2008. 2008. A fire

broke out Tuesday at the home of the Berlin Philharmonic, sending thick smoke pouring from the crest

of the iconic downtown building.

Fire breaks out at
Berlin Philharmonic

m@ BERLIN

A FIRE Tuesday sent plumes
of acrid gray smoke pouring
from the roof of the Berlin Phil-
harmonic’s landmark home,
where musicians and firefighters
rushed to save precious instru-
ments, according to the Associ-
ated Press.

The blaze broke out beneath
the roof of the building over the
main concert hall, which seats
2,440 and is famed for its extra-

_ ordinary acoustics: There were

sitosinjuries, officials.said.. ...:
;Welding work had been car-

’ fied out on the building’s tin

roof earlier in the day, and
police were investigating that
as a possible cause, police
spokeswoman Heike Nagora
said.

Firefighters cut open parts of
the tent-shaped roof, some 160
feet above the ground, to get at
the fire after’being called to the
scene shortly before 2 p.m.,
senior fire officer Karsten
Goewecke said.

“We know where it is burn-
ing,” he said of the interior area
between the insulated ceiling
and the metal skin of the roof
where the blaze broke out.
Roofing materials, including
insulation, wood and tar paper
were fueling the fire. A ‘room

The fine line of General Electric appliances
*

found at Geoffrey Jones cater to today’s busy

households and fit every lifestyle. Our wide variety

King Size Washer & Dryer

#WPGT9350CPL
#DPFT750ECPL

of GE appliances are designed to suite your

needs, providing the ultimate in convenience,

performance and style. With the best that

technology has to offer, competitive pricing and

a full service department, Geoffrey Jones is your

ultimate appliance centre.

Sales & Full Service Department
Rosetta & Montgomery Streets

322-2188/9



GEOFFREY

©2006 CreativeRelations.net

JONES & CO

containing technical equipment

_is located beneath the spot.

The cloud of smoke, which
was visible from a distance

. Shortly after the fire broke out,

diminished significantly during
the afternoon. The capital’s fire
service declared the fire to be
under control shortly after 7
p.m.

A senior fire officer, Wilfried
Graefling, told RBB television
late Tuesday there were “no
longer any pockets of fire,” but
firefighters remained on the

, Scene to ensure “nothing more .

happens.”

The fire broke out around the
time a lunchtime concert in the
building’s ground-floor foyer
was letting out and an hour
before 700 people were due to
start rehearsing Hector
Berlioz’s “Te Deum” for a
series of weekend concerts
being directed by Claudio
Abbado, the orchestra’s former
chief conductor.

“Thank God the fire broke
out earlier,” said Pamela
Rosenberg, the orchestra’s gen-
eral manager.

Goewecke said about 300

people were in the building, but
they were evacuated without
any panic.

Bassoonist Stefan Schweigert
said he arrived at 2:20 p.m. and
found the fire already under
way.

Musicians — assisted by fire-
fighters — were allowed into
the building to remove instru-
ments they had left in their
lockers overnight following
Monday’s rehearsal.

“We just tried to save the
instruments that were locked in
the musicians’
Schweigert said, noting that
many of the instruments, such
as the pianos and timpani, were
too large to be removed.

Schweigert said that while he
was in the main concert hall and
the musicians’ locker rooms

‘behind it, he could not see any

lockers,” .

damage but could smell smoke.

Another musician, Finnish
bassist Janna Fakfalr, said his
first thought was to rush to the
building to try to save his dou-
ble bass.

“T could not believe it,” he
said, clutching his instrument in
its burgundy case.

Peter Riegelbauer, a senior
orchestra member, told
reporters that about 50 “price-
less” instruments:— most of
them string instruments — were
removed, and that-“‘we can rule
out” the risk of any damage to
others. Heavier instruments, .
such as concert pianos, ‘were
housed below the main concert
hall, and not in immediate dan-
ger.

Rosenberg added that the
Philharmonic’s music archive,
located in the basement, was
not at risk.

Instruments removed from
building were taken to a nearby
building. Riegelbauer said the
Philharmonic was looking for
alternative venues for the
planned concerts Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday under Abba-.
do, the predecessor of current
chief conductor, Sir Simon Rat-
tle.

- Goewecke said there was no
water damage to the building’s
interior, adding that firefight-
ers were trying to use foam
rather than water in an effort
to minimize any damage.

The building is a landmark in
downtown Berlin, where its
asymmetrical shape resembling
a big-top circus tent juts into
the skyline beside the Pots-
damer Platz complex. At its
center is the main concert hall,
with its pentagonally shaped
orchestra pit and tiers of seats
that radiate out so that the
musicians sit in the center of
the audience.

Specially formed wooden
structures affixed to the walls
create highly natural acoustics

for every seat in the house.

We Re-Bath



ear oLe iE






Telephone
(242) 393-8501




In Just One Day!

Our DuraBath SSP Bathtubs & Wall Systems
are custom made to cover worn-out bathtubs
and out-of-date wall tiles...

No Mess. No Stress.

RE*BATH BAHAMAS

(Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty).

Visit our Showroom & Office Located at the Red Carpet Inn, East Bay Street
Open Monday - Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.










“Authorized Dealer”





THE TRIBUNE



THURSDAY EVENING MAY 22, 2008

| 7:30 | 8:00 | 8:30 | 9:00 | 9:30 | 10:00 | 10:30

NETWORK CHANNELS

Check, Please! |Attenborough Wildlife Collection |x * * x THE LAST EMPEROR (1987, Biography) John Lone, Joan
@ WPBT [south Florida |"Sharks - The Truth” Sharks. Chen, Peter O'Toole. Pu Yiis Emperor of China at age 3.
Daily Grill.
The Insider (N) |The Big Bang How | Met Your /CSI: Crime Scene Investigation GN) Whoa rae “Article 32”
a \ WFOR 0 (CC) Theory © (CC) |Mother Ted pit The team tries to find Sara, kid- i teams must race to find a miss-
sues his Siela napped by the Miniature Kiler. ing woman. 1 (CC)

Access Holly- |Deal or No Deal A mother of two from Dallas com- —_ |Last Comic Standing (Season per Auditions in
G3 WTVu |wood (cc) petes. (N) 0 (CC) New York and Tempe, Ariz. (N) (CC)

Deco Drive So You Think You Can Dance een Premiere) Dancers audition in {News (N)-(CC)
@ wWSVN oe cities around the country. (N) (CC)
a ardy! (N) |Ugly Betty “Jump” (Season Finale) |Grey’s Anatomy “Freedom” eat Finale) Meredith and Derek get one
oO WPLG |(c ee ett He ne proposals for last shot at success in ter inical trial. (N) (CC) °
e ae NY
~sHenk CHANNELS
(:00) CSI: Miami |The First 48 “Memphis” A tattoo |The First 48 “Deal Breaker; Gun- _ /Crime 360 Family member's testi-
Breathless’ 1 a i oy" to death during-a rob- play Aman is robbed and shot in jmony gives key information in a
(CC) bery. (C lemphis, Tenn. (CC) case involving two brothers. (N)
(a) BBC World |BBC - World Business /BBC News Survivor's
BBC | tows America |(Latenight). -|Report (Latenight), |Guide The Bote.
The Boot (N) |The Black Car- tte @ Hill: At- | &% THE LITTLE RICHARD STORY (2000) Leon, Jenifer Lewis, The
(CC) pet (N) (CC) —jlanta ec) flamboyant musician experiences highs and lows. (cc)
NHL Hockey Eastern Conference Final Game 7 -- Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Pen- co News: The National (N) 0
Quins. If necessary..From the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. (Live) (CC)
Se Kudlow & The Billionaire Next Door: All. Ac- |The Big Idea With Donny. Deutsch
oN Tas ft on De aC Sn
: Lou Dobbs |CNN Election Center Larry King Live (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (CC)
a eee or > remem |
i i ty The Daily Show: |The Colbert Re- |Futurama ‘Time |South Park “How|South Park The /Reno 911! The
COM Common Enemy" |With Jon Stew- {port (CC) Keeps on Sip to Eat With Your {boys start a talent deputies try to
0 (CC) art (CC) ping’ 0 (CC) |Butt’ agency. help a hooker.
The Suite Life of| x x SMART HOUSE (1999, Comedy) Jessica Steen, (35) Wizards of |Wizards of Wa- |Life With Derek
DISN Zack & Cody © {Kevin Kilner, Katey Sagal. Boy programs computerized |Waverly Place |verly Place Parents Pan a
(CC) house to be surrogate mom. (CC). R-rated movie. weekend trip.
DIY This Old House ie 0) House |Sweat Equity {Cool Tools ad Tools Deconstruction |Yard Crashers
* 10 (CC) ac “Power Play” —_‘| “Granite” Outdoor theater.
. Maybrit Illner Thadeusz cane Tages- |iEX Das Extrem- Dent In
DW
thema sport
E!. 7 The Daily 10 (N) iN Kardashians The E! True —_|THS Investigates: Curse of the iia om believe that a curse fol-
. Hollywood Story Family profile, {lows lottery winners.
ESPN NBA Shootaround (Live) (CC) — |NBA Basketball Eastern Conference Final Game 2 -- Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)
ESPNI ESPN Pertiles Fite a Pre- |NBA Basketball Eastem Conference Final Game 2 -- Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)
Del M tie i: Ri The Holy Rosai St ita (Part 1 of 2
Een Eee Se pee RT
eo Cardio —_|FitNation Eastern traditions such as|Insider Training ‘Ice Hockey” Deadly Arts Josette seeks out
[FITTV Cl !
St (CC) . {chanting and Bikram yoga. Acupuncture. (CC) Capoeira’s Mestres. 1 (CC).
Fox Report- |The O'Reilly Factor (CC) Hannity & Colmes (CC) On the Record With Greta Van
FOX-NC Shepard Smith ae Cal ROL Susteren (CC)

FSNFL (:00) MLB Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks at Florida Marlins. From Dolphin Stadium | in Mi- |Inside the Mar- |The FSN Final
ami. (Subject to Blackout) (Live) lins Score (Live)

6:30) LPGA Tour Golf Coming + |PGA Tour Golf Crowne Plaza Invitational -- First Round. From Colonial Country Club in Fort
GOLF see First Round. 4 Worth, Texas.




















GSN Lingo (CC) ths Wants to Be a Millionaire Fan Feud Fai Feud 0 Whammy (CC)
oulette

: :00) Attack of i - N Ninja Warrior an Ninja niet Attack of the Show!

GATech [heton rip? =
(00) Walker, —_|Walker, Texas Ranger A parolee = 11-14 (2003, Suspense) David James Elliott, Terry Farrell,
H ALL in cn who wants to i) co). is forced to co Lang. A serial killer stalks victims aboard an international jet.
pull one last heist. (C' (CO)
5 ie Pascal |Holmes on Homes Kitchen disas- |Disaster DIY — |The Big Flip The Handyman ce Challenge
HGTV ek caus it. (N) 0 “Kitchen Blues” _|third house push- Canales, A (CC) -
0 (CC) es forward.

' ia Joyce Meyer: |Love a Cn hepirabey To- Life Today With |This Is Your Dey Te ne

: - |Everyday Life {(CC) day. James Robison |(CC)

Reba Jake calls |My Wife and According te. |Family Guy-Lois |Family Guy Lois |Two and a Hall wa aa Half
Barbra Jean —_| Kids “Restaurant }Jim “Guinea Pyg- becomes a‘mod- |becomes-a black |Men Alan pre- |Men’ Newspaper
“mommy.” (CC) |Wars’ (CC) mation” el: A(CC) belt. (CC): pares Jake, 1. article: © (CC)

{Still aang Reba oy enne’s|Reba ees enne |* * % WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (1993, Biography) Angela
LIFE ca Seay rushed ‘oh ospi- thinks shel lbe Bassett, Laurence rc Vanessa Bell Ca loway. The lite of singer-
tal. (CC) prom queen. 1 Jactress Tina Tuer, (CC)
MSN BC [f A Hardball eountionn With Keith Olber- | Verdict With Dan Abrams mp sone With Keith Olber-
Zoey 101 4 er Drake & Josh |Home Improve- |Home Improve- |George Lopez {George Lopez
NICK | bee Cv(CC) ment 4c) |ment (00) fcc) | (ec)
NTV Smarter Than a {Deal or No Deal A mother of two from Dallas com- (cc et a (cc) (N) A
5th Grader? —_petes. (N) (CC)
(00) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup -- Coca-Cola 600 Qualifying, Fon rae All Out- ni y Low ri the Low
era Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (Live) takes Life (N
Joni and Behind the cha aa Bishop T.D. ca Is Your pap Praise iS Lord i
TBN Friends (CC) |Scenes(CC) |Dr. Michael [Jakes (CC)
Youssef. (CC)
Everybody Friends ‘The — |Friends Blackout] x DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN (2005, Comedy- Drama) Ki Kine
TBS Loves Raymond|One With'the —|brings the friends pet Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore. A woman starts over after her
; Ray's plan fails. Butt” ©.(CC) . |together. hus! band leaves her. (CC)
: (ap Rides Overhaulin’ “Scouts Honor’ A 1956|American Chopper “Gander Moun- Miami Ink “Ami Animates” Ami
TLC Tre (CC) *|Bel Air convertible. (N) (CC) tain 2” Work continues. (CC) teaches an art class at Miami Chil-
dren's Hospital. (N) (CC)

(:00) Lai & Or- | 4% HEAT (1995, Crime Dram f Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kier, A homicide detective matches wits

TNT der ‘Punk’ — |with a cunning adversary. (CC) ry















(CC) (DVS)
Gu sli s |Chowder Home for Imagi- fore ofthe Chop Soc Courage the. Grim Adven-
a ee nary Finds dung (\) Chooks i Goverdly By tures’
; Gras 2
za (a) ‘oa une Geuipeenent d'enquéte ‘Des Jeux olympiques qui Les Sauveteurs de Fenrine - Design
tisboe dérangent”
(a Abrams & |When Weather Changed History |Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
ates “Delta 191 Crash”

f YoAmoa_ Al Diablo con Los Guapos Fuego en la Sangre Hermanos JAmas de Casa Desesperadas La

UN IV ah Querendén buscan venganza. vida de cuatro amas de casa, sigu-
iendo sus problemas diarios,

(:00) Law & Or- |Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|Law & Order: Spi Victims Unit|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

der: Criminal In- |An Afghan diplomat's dau re is. vi- |A murdered teacher's illicit sexual |The murders of paroled rapists point

tent “Offense” —_|ciously assaulted. (cc) history is exposed. (CC) to a former cop. (CC)

Lindsay’s * & THE WEDDING SINGER (1998) Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. |Celebracadabra 1 (CC)

Shocking Mom. |A 1980s wedding crooner attempts to find true love. a











lvs. Hockey.Eastern Conference Final Game 7 -- Philadel pia Flyers at Pittsburgh Pen- |Hockey Central |World Extreme
lvs. fit If necessary. From the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. (Subject to Blackout) (Live Cagefighting
Family Guy Lois |Smallville “Bizarro” ak confronts Supernatural Sam and Dean hunt |CW1t News at Ten With Kalty
becomes a mod- Bizarro; the last wraith from the jdown hundreds of demons that es- |Tong, Jim Watkins (N) (CC)
el. 0 (CC) Phantom Zone. 1 (CC) caped from the Devil's Gate.
Jeopardy! (N) |Dr. Phil 0 (CC) News (N) Jeopardy! (CC) |Frasier Frasier Frasier Martin's
(Cc) narrates a docu- |favorite bar's due |
~ {mentary. (CC) to close,
(:15)_%&% THE ASTRONAUT. FARMER (2007, Dra- | * * THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA ee , Comedy) Meryl Streep, Anne
ma) Billy Bob Thornton. A space-obsessed rancher: , |Hathaway, Adrian Grenier. A Fed) college graduate lands a job at a
: fa * x YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006, Comedy) |The Sopranos “Made in ae i KNOCKED UP (2007) Seth
HBO-P __ |Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, A jbless buddy moves in |Final chapter in the saga of the So- Rogen. A one-night stand has an
with two newlyweds, 1 'PG-13' (CC) prano family. © (CC) unforeseen consequence. ‘R’
et Vi %% HOW TO EAT FRIED | % MUSIC AND LYRICS (2007) Hugh Grant, Brad ce * %% THE ASTRONAUT
HBO-W _ WORMS (2006, Comedy- ee Garrett. A pop diva asks a sailed. -up musician to ‘ARMER (2007, Drama) Billy Bob
Thomas Cavanagh. © ‘PG’ (CC) compose a song for her. ( ‘PG-13' (CC) Hin 0 PG’ (CC)
HBO-S Keon Reeves. A doctor and a frustrated architect fall (Drama) Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Members of a dys-[Of: Take the
: in love across time. 1 ‘PG’ (CC) functional family take a road trip. © ‘R’ (CC) Lead (CC)
f 5) & * & SLITHER (2006, Horror) Nathan Fillion, | % x MURDER IN THE FIRST { 995, Docudrama) Christian Slater,
MOMAX [Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker. Alien organisms in- {Kevin Bacon, ye een An attorney represents a brutalized prisoner

on America’s |x ROLLERBALL (2002, ed Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J. Play-|WGN News at Nine (N) 4 (CC)
Lies Home Jers uncover a plan to increase their sport's violence. 1 (CC)
Videos 1 (CC)
- PREMIUM CHANNELS
HBO-E foie in his barn. © ‘PG’ (CC) fashion magazine. 1 ‘PG-13' (C
115) % &% THE LAKE HOUSE (2006, ple haa * & x4 LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006, Comedy- toh Te Making
& & & TRANSFORMERS (2007, hed leds LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel. Two] % * x HOUSE PARTY (1990) Kid
MAX-E races of robots wage war on Earth. 1 'PG-13' (CC) 'N Play. Two teena ep ers try to
throw a party. 0 ‘ }
fest a small town, 0 'R’ (CC) of Alcatraz. 1 '












i 30) % % % CASINO ROYALE (2006, Action) Daniel The Tudors (iTV) oa resur- {Penn & Teller: | This American
SHOW raig. iTV. James Bond pes oker with a man who fi- pu a ee at court is short- re .! Hair care} roa) my N
nances terrorists. 0 ‘P 13 (CC) ved industry.

6:25) &&% —_|(:05) &’* SISTER ACT (1992, Musical a i i Goldberg, Mag-| x * x GOD ais ie 1998,
TMC iD E DREDD ib f : alte: |





mith, Kathy Na (oth A Reno lounge singer poses as a nun to elude |Comedy) Julia Sweeney. APG.
(1995) ‘R’ (CC) |mob assassins. 1 ‘P 13' (CC cc)



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 25

'lLet Charlie the
Bahamian Puppet and lay
his. sidekick Derek put ay

some smiles on your

kids’s faces.



, Bring your children to the
McHappy Hour at McDonald's in
Oakes Field every Thursday
from 3:30pm to 4:30pm during the

~— month of May 2008.

Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun.









THE TRIBUNE



PAGE 26, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008
COMICS PAGE











































LEAVE IT IN
THE TRUCK...
I'LL TAKE IT
BACK TO HIS

BIFE DICKENS FLEW OVER
GARLIER---MAYBE IT FELL
OUT OF HIS PLANE!





BENS ‘PASTURE... aS
Dea Al Ze See, INA DITCHE ‘©z008 by Norn America Syndieste, Ine Wont eve reserved.

APARTMENT 3-G
MOMENTS: LATER, IN THE OFFICE..-

YOUR BEHAVIOR 15 \ You SHAMELESS PROMOTION ff













INAPPROPRIATE 15 WHAT YOU DO BEST.”
YOU'RE NOT. HERE TO SELL YOUR y
PAINTINGS To OUR AY SHAMELESS: a
| CLIENTS ALAN! | “T LOVE IT WHEN MY DAP COOKS. WE GET To EAT
iD ’ OUTSIDE, AN’ THERES NOTA VEGETABLE INSIGHT.”



©2008 by North America Syndicate, Ina. World rights reserved.







('VE NEVER SEEN
ANYONE SLEEP ANO
TALK AT THE SAME
US BEFORE!

et ef




East dealer.
Neither side vulnerable. ok
: NORTH
@K9854
Â¥A532
86
#65
WEST
#A1076
Â¥KI94

o—

Â¥76
#KQI109432
A102

The nature of the game is such
that different players frequently react
differently when faced with the same
circumstances. For a dramatic illus-
tration, consider this deal from the
1975 world team championship.

At one table, in the France-U.S.
match, the French South started the
proceedings by bidding five dia-
monds. West doubled, everybody
passed, and West led the king of
clubs. Declarer ducked, and West
shifted to a trump. East took the ace
and could have defeated the contract
two tricks by retuming a trump.
Instead, he returned a heart, and the




YOu HAVE TO ANNOUNCE
TO THE WHOLE DAN CARE
THAT. WE'RE IN LOVE!

WILL YOU INTRODUCE
ME TO YOUR. COUSIN
MONA ARIZONA

WHEN SHE GETS HERE?!












GOING TO
COST YOU

~ fora loss of 100 points.
~ “At*the other table in the same
. he .

GETTING K

H WhedAgT - i=
EMCTER :
THAN |



THERE, YOu'KE
ALL SET. HAVE
A GOOV TIME
AT THE PARTY

_ HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word,
No plurals.

TODAY'S TARGET .
Good 23; very good 35; excellent
46 (or more). Solution tomorrow.





ACROSS DOWN
1 My way, I see, is hard to 1 It cuts things up a lot nicer,
understand! (6) somehow (6)
Superior form of grandee, in th 2 — Vessel to top up after a meal (6)
pe 10h ‘orm of grandee, ‘in the 3° tk may religlously lead to a difficult
_ Minority (5,3)

* conclusion (4)
8 Unlikely the Tower of Babel? (4) She smiles wryly over an article (7)
10 Flooring for a favoured mode of

Giant in a black and white coat? (5)
transport? (6)

Tolerates closing fime in saloons (5)
11 Less harsh, possibly, in red ink (6) Three could cause a riot! (4)
14. So small, it comes in billions and He's been reduced to silence some-
trillions (3)

“ what (3)
“16 MPs’ supporters (5) Sounds like a refusal to be born! (3)
17 Give cheerful support in a down-to-























~





In the thick of things as a moral
principle (5)






ey ; Great amount of water in N.
19 Prepare to whistle for one’s America (5)

money? (5) Mark has love for him (5) Pe a
21 An airman finds her endlessly In which to cook everything? (3)

upsetting (5) As Marginal crinie centre (3) hs
22 Malice of a snake in the grass? (5)

Figures to have a meal out, for
- 23 They're trapped and we get them in
from Iceland (4)
26 Unhappy about half the team hav-

~ health benefit (7)
In short, he treats his patients like ‘ \
animals! (3)








BON MB OY WON Nee @ GH Soave uN -
EASY PUZZLE
ele bae
.
Pe

yo ; In service, raw beginner in ACROSS pown
ee ing eaten to ‘
6) 9 0 much (5) : a state! (6) 1 Interrogated + 1 Allow (6)
28 Perhaps endlessly daft whim or (6) 2 Dangers
a Though thought heavenly, | had a i (6)
ND craze (3) cold heart (4) 7 Collided (8) Pea
4 29 Spud, Anglo-Irish, is starchy (6 gone) ; aa
E Mg Fs starchy (6) Followed a girl in the end (6) 10 Soldier (6) 4 Sun-shade (7)
30 Did they hold court in London? (6) See about getting a nice piece — 1 Easy (6) 5 cea
j 31 In botany, an extract of very tasty! (5) 4 a) 6 Viper (5)
2 sarsaparilla (4) To throw a teetotaler in the river is 16 Navigation 8 Dismal (4)
: Cc 32 He has a little place of his own — at not nice. (5) f aid (5) . 9 iE
ae Fulham? (8) 28 Distant from the Isle of Arran (3) a ees fs 12 Decene (3)
R | 33. Swunground and killed a fellow! (6) 30 Precludes certain pieces of music (4) 2 Ofthe kid- 13 Young x i
0 2 neys (5] sheep (5)
y 22 Start (5) 15 Sudden
S 23 Joke (4) terror (5)
ed ‘ 26 Brimless 18 Proprietor (5)
ee Se cop (5) 19 implore)
/ \______ cryptic solutions : \ easy solutions 28 — Brick-carrier 20 Sprinte
| ACROSS: 9, Intestate 10, A-verag-es 12, Gal-l (rev) 13, ACROSS: 9, Margarine 10, Nestling 12, A Igni 21 Entourage (7
W Pasian aah 15, cee , Back-dates 18, Epitome 15, Undresses 17, Originate 18, Brae: Beetle 29 de 22 Wager 0)
26, Tasct fl 28 L palace) 1, A-che(at) Be pagice 21, Opts 24, Presumes 26, Haymaker 28, Need 29 a Tecate
0 mea . Y , Used 29, Future 31, W-r-aiths 34, Bow. Sunset 31, Chisels 34, Godfather 36, Tan erine 38 (6) pees)
ID ee ye home 38, Sleeper 39, Number 40, Lift | Equator 39, Privet 40, Tall 41, Alienate 4 : 30 Hole (6) 24 Revise (4)
DOWN: oy * ue Small time Battalion. i : roth hide $ 31 Leave * 25 Attempting (6)
R Pavsuhivé gut ar eG Fa-thea-ds 4, Relay-s 5, DOWN: 1, Immature 2, Friend 3, Disgusts 4, Begins 5, out (4) 26 Long seat (5)
16, Lurnig 19,7 i , Ball-ads 8, Res-I’s-t 11, Chast-E-n Envelope 6, Especially 7, Illicit 8, Angora 11, Release 16, 32 Criticised (8 27 Circular (5)
D thels mi A ei)r-ace 20, Tor (rev 22, Count 23, Enlist 19, Horse 20, Bus 22, Piece 23, Famine 25, riticised (8)
ee ee “ § oer 126, Ti a ee 30, ; Mouth one oy nt 27, Snigger 30, Shrapnel 31, 33 London 28 Bad actor (3)
Weesnase Der gcae oe a hed 33, Dis-p-ute 35, | Confetti 32, Sterling 33, Canteen 35, Double 36, Trilby 37, borough (6) 30 Cipher (4)

Italic.

Famous Hand

French declarer went down only one *



match, the U.S. South opened with
four diamonds. West doubled, East

- responded four spades, and every-

body passed. This. contract went
down one, so the U.S. team gained
150 points on the combined result.

At the first table in the Indonesia-
Italy match, the Indonesian South
opened with three’ diamonds. West
doubled, and the Italian East jumped
to four spades. North doubled, and
the contract went down one.

At the second table in that match, -

the Italian South, Giorgio Bel-
ladonna, playing with Benito
Garozzo, opened with one diamond.
West doubled, and the Indonesian
‘East responded two notrump. When
West bid three clubs, East bid three
notrump, which North doubled.
South led the king of diamonds,
initiating the slaughter that ensued.

‘East took the ace and led the jack of.

spades. When Belladonna showed
out, declarer went up with the ace
and led a low heart toward his hand.

Garozzo rose with the ace and
returned the eight of diamonds, on

which Belladonna played the deuce! ©

This gave Garozzo the opportunity to
cash the king of spades — which he
did — before leading a club to Bel-
ladonna’s ace. As a result, declarer
went down six — 1,100 points in
those days —— to give the Italian team
a net gain of 1,000 points on the deal.

TARGET

es

2 S239
8 2gou
gl¢6

& 33.37
we Sonar
ZQnaâ„¢"ooe
QSE,58 ES
Bia Sse 2
weworaeago
Sie oss
Feng" are
ee. as .o8
eG SS wo
ZESOxvSSS.
Stow egess
g aogé 8
e346 sae

ry 9°

Rs 8oa3 382
AwWOSSESS

xylem _

Bomar tg
fr lga ekg
and nutrients
in a flower-




Etienne Bacrot v Joel Lautier, Paris
2002. The winning move in

* today's puzzle toppled France's
number one. Lautier had seemed
set for a long reign, a top 20
grandmaster who once defeated
Garry Kasparov and who was
married to Paris's leading woman
GM. Then came Bacrot, 10 years
younger than his rival and aGM
while still a schoolboy. The
friction between the pair led to
tense games until Bacrot's
triumph in today's diagram.
Afterwards Lautier's form dipped,
his marriage broke up, and a year
ago he announced his retirement.
It's tough at the top! What was
Bacrot's winning white move? For
a clue, look at White's queen and
bishop eyeing g7.

Cliess 8612: 1 Ra7! Resigns. If Qxa7 2 d7! mates or |

gains decisive material.

WHERE ARE MY GLASSES ?
T THOUGHT THEN WERE
= , RIGHT HERE.

pace HS,

. You have quite a lot of work to do



CHESS by Leonard Barden












WWMM... I PUT THEM DOWN... -
TL WENT T9 GET MY BOOK...
LT TOLD CALNIN To SHOVEL




!

MAY 22

AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18

Be careful when a Tricnd offers you 9%
ah interesting opportunity this week.- 2

Aquarius. This person isn’t telling

you everything that yeu need to!

know: Get albof the facts.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mareh 20 5

Dont turn your back on a friend whe.” ~

is in wouble carly in the week. While

you bave a Jot to do, this person”

really needs you. Su take the lime to
help him or her.

ARIES - March 21/April.20

When ai comes to a business decision |,

early inthe week, Aries, you hive to bes.

paticat, You're not the one in control
here. and pressuring the person who is
in will make you look desperate,

"TAURUS — April 21/May 21

Your stubbornness can be your,
downtall when it conjes-to dealing
with loved ones this week. While
you should go after wharyou want,
dom Lignore those close to you.
GEMINI - May 22/June 21
You have un easy.aweek ahead of you,’
Geminis So. enjoy yoursel!. Try to




relax, and have a good time, You cers:

tainly deserve it. Go out with a close.

friend.and have a lot of fun.

CANCER -— June 22/July 22.

You become the center of atten.

tion when you share good news %

with those closest to you early in

the week, Cancer: Dont be embar-" Ss
rassed. you deserve the spotlight.

A loved one asks for adviye.
LEO — July 23/August 23

Keep your apinions to yourself when.

talking with coworkers early in the <=

week. Leo. These people won't appre+

crite your point of view. Let them says:
, Whatthey wait : ce

VIRGO ~ Aug 24Sept 22

You're on pins and needles as yar

Wail foran important package this”
week. Don’t get yourself all worked -.

up ever this. No matter what the
outcome, Youre going to be-okay.
LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23

Try to help close Hrends when they
gel into an argument carly in the

week. Libra. H will take some effort 8

on your part to get these Wo talking |

again, but you certainty are up to iL

SCORPIO = Oct 24/Nov 225

Don tlet your ege get the best of you
when you reecive uccohides tes ,

week, Scorpio. You deserve the
praise. But don’t let the attention go
directly to your head,

SAGITTARIUS ~ Nov 2Â¥Dee 21

this week. Sagittarius. so don't get
distracted by thase around you,

You need to stay focused if your

hope to avcomplish anything. Set
your priorities. and work diligently,

CAPRICORN = Dec 22/Jan 20





Don't back down shen an acquaintance”

challenges your authority, You are in-gon-

wol of this situation and you Know. that:
you're doing the nght thing, Your poms sagas

tie interest calls te quits, but youll Survive,

LEONARD BARDEN



SAM







2 bee Fk eer PEIWPIOLAt, wirnt Ceo, CYYUY I mAk es



FROZEN
| AUSTRALIAN

LAMBLEG

| uspa cHoice

= SHORT
RIBS

$3.69/LB

Reg. $4.99/Ib




$1.49 /i5

Reg. $1.99/lb

$2.39/1B

Reg. $2.99/lb



















5 LB BAG
CHICKEN

DRUM-
STICKS

GROUND TURKEY
$1.59/.B

Reg. $1.99/Ib

TURKEY WINGS |






CHICKEN
WINGS

$1.39 fb

Reg. 1.99 ea















| BANQUET
| 50z CHICKEN

| VIENNA
| SAUSAGE |

| 2/99¢ ;

meme a . es

EES NE OPT SORES NE eS RD De OMT ae aCe OG








SAVE $ $7.09.



rere



fy aE














| PRINGLES MINIS BUY v26 ne] 1 FREE
3 PACK ORIGINAL or - DORITOS or SUN |



CHIPS

Doritos 7 oz - Ranch or Nacho
sun 6.5 Oz - Fr. Onion or Chedi



















rz | | KOTEX 16 ct-24ct AVANTI
AVENDER | ASSORTED BOTTLED
) DISH/=4 | FEM. PADS WATER
GENT 2) | 52.99 HOT/COLD




| DISPENSER
$1 39. 9

SAVE $1.60 Reg. $4.59












pm. sun: 7 am - Noon all stores, except Lucaya open until 2 pm and
may oe from the photos shown. Some product availability may differ for Grand Banama_
i i RR eT AINMAY2206NASER:



PAGE 28, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE
aaa aaa aaa a aaaaaaamaaaamemaaamamaaasaamaamasaamamammaaaamaaameammamatasaaaaamaaaaaaaa aaa mammal

Recah a RE

SSL a CoAT TA

a

2S Re






Se en

PALaAY Ws
TAO AT VA :









Li re TAO AIRMEN SP RSPB ARE IRIS EPC DONE le SEE ORE



~





ei





Get There. Together.

Ue
eS
Peay

Tr Peneeywevev rev evOrvePENvE WVU SevVVeOVT oon Wee

We each have our goals, things we want to achieve. At
different times of our lives, those aspirations may

Internet & Telephone Banking

eos TIVESEME Nas change and we may choose a different path. No

Insurance matter what stage of life you find yourself in,
' FirstCaribbean is right there with you, encouraging,
. Take the first step. Make us

Credit Cards



ob



Personal Loans aint?



Mortgages

Wealth Management




Small Business Banking

Corporate Banking (aap FIRSTCARIBBEAN
Foreign Exchange and Derivatives INTERNATIONAL BANK
Capital Markets | GET THERE. TOGETHER.

(







Contractors
‘continue to
suffer’ on
foreign
investment
projects

a By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

_. THE Bahamian Contractors
Association (BCA) is still wait-
ing for, the Prime. Minister’s

' Office to supply it with con-

tact details for the developers

behind the $9 billion worth of
investment projects earmarked
for this nation, its president

THURSDAY, MAY 22,

SEC pete. B e busine



;@tribunemedia.net

2502058

Financing is key
issue for $100m
cruise port

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

> @ ho pays for an
investment esti-
mated at more

than $100 million is the key
issue in talks between the
Government, Grand
Bahama stakeholders and
the cruise lines on develop-
ing a new cruise port for that

bour Company, operator of
Freeport’s current cruise ter-
minal, and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) have been holding
“ongoing” discussions with
the major cruise lines - like-
ly to be Carnival and Royal
Caribbean - on developing
a new cruise port in the
Williams Town area.

The Tribune has been told

that the parties are current-

that Freeport Harbour Com-
pany - which is 50 per cent
owned by Hutchison Wham-
poa - had been asked by the
Government to take:the lead
in the cruise port negotia-
tions.

While The Tribune’s high-
ly-placed source could not
confirm either of those
details, they confirmed: “All
the parties are discussing
with the major cruise lines





Money Safe.
Money Fast.

MoneyGram @)

Bank of The Bahamas

INTERNATIONAL

Omtine at
BankBahamasOntine.com

Engineers Act

under
@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Pro-.
fessional Engi-
neers -Act
2004 is under
review by the
Attorney
General’s
Office as the
Government
eyes making
long-lasting
amendments
to it, a senior
minister telling The Tribune
that the Act “did not achieve
the intended objective”.

Dr Earl Deveaux, minister

Deveaux



oe ;
review
AG’s office
eyeing long-
lasting changes,
as minister says

| legislation ‘did

not achieve
the intended
objective’

yesterday telling The Tribune
that the sector and other
Bahamian professionals “con-
tinue .o suffer” when it came
to obtaining work on such
developments. -

Stephen Wrinkle said the
BCA and its members “were
anxious to start” the process
of obtaining foreign developer
contact details, and in turn pro-
vide their own contacts, so that
major’ investors “don’t just
bypass us”

The idea of providing con- -
tact lists had been’ discussed
between Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and the
BCA shortly after the FNM.
government took office, given
that the Prime Minister’s
Office and the National Eco-
nomic Council (NEC) were

island, The Tribune was told
yesterday. :

The Ministry of Tourism,
together with Freeport Har-

of works and public transport,
said the Attorney General’s
Office was conducting “a com-
plete review” of the Act to
ensure than any amendments
made would be complete and
long-lasting, as opposed to
papering over any cracks as
they occurred.

“The Professional Engineers
Act is being reviewed by the
Attorney General’s Office, as
we are not prepared to make ;
another half step in the
appointment of a Board to reg-
ister the engineers,” Dr
Deveaux told The Tribune.

Tribune Business revealed
last month that the Profes-
sional Engineers Act had yet
to come into effect because
amendments had not been
made to allow the first Profes-!
sional Engineers Board, which
will self-regulate the sector, to,
be formed from members who

ly eyeing a site known as the
. Britannia property, which
covers some 600 acres, and

are non-Bahamian registered.
Jerome Elliott, the Bahamas
Society of Engineers (BSE)
president, told.this newspaper
at the time that the Act needed
to be amended to allow non-
Bahamian registered engineers
to sit on the first Board.
Without the Board in place,
the Bahamian engineering pro-
fession cannot be self-regulat-
ing, as engineers cannot be cer-
tified and licensed without it.
No standards system can be
implemented either.
Dr Deveaux told The Tri-
bune that the Act’s passage
under the former Christie
administration in 2004 “did not’
result in the achievement of its
intent”.
He pledged that any amend-*

SEE page 12B

$65m spent on Container
Port's latest expansion — |

mi By NEIL HARTNELL Raw material price rises to mean

Tribune Business Editor Yay : : :
_ construction costs well in excess

MORE than $65 million has been spent on f a ,
the Freeport Container Port’s Phase V 0 $250m original estimate
expansion over the last five months, The
Tribune was told yesterday, with the total
project costs likely to be “well in excess” of
‘the original $250 million estimate:

A highly-placed source close to the
Freeport Container Port expansion said
“costs have gone up” because. of-the.dra-.
matic recent rises in steel and oil prices, both

being major raw materials when it came to
construction projects.

In addition, the US$-Euro exchange rate,
and the former’s continuing depreciation on



SEE page 4B aig SEE page 3B Bestel asa

SEE page 12B.

Telecoms licence
requires a ‘50%
profit margin’

@ By NEIL. HARTNELL

Concern
Tribune Business Editor SON

predatory pricing
and ease of licence
‘revocation with
PUC proposal

TWO Bahamian telecom-
munications providers have
expressed concerns on the
Public Utilities Commission’s
(PUC) proposed licence for
the resale of fixed-line voice
services, seeking a 50: per
cent margin and voicing fears

n “predatory pricing” and
the ease with which the
licence can be revoked.

Maggie Colebrook, One

World Communications
president and chief execu-
tive, questioned whether
there would be safeguards
against “predatory pricing”
techniques that could be used
by the existing two licensed
operators, the Bahamas
Telecommunications Com-
pany (BTC) and Systems
Resource Group (SRG), to
keep the successful licence
holder out of the market.

She said: “Without ade-
quate protection against
predatory policy and the
actions of BTC/SRG, there
is no real protection for the
reseller, and hence the end-
user customer.

“Tf the goal is lower prices
and better services for
Bahamians, and the PUC
allows BTC/SRG to deliver
poor service to One World,
then how is the customer
going to benefit?”

Ms Colebrook added:? “If
BTC/SRG are competing |
with us, why would they give lith a Bank of The B
us good servicing, pricing ae
etc? ATION Ci i. ene int

“When we invest in this

Revolutionizing The Way You Bank
- TNew‘Providenice ® Grand! Bahama » ‘Andros'*'Inagua’s 'Exuma’= San Salvador
reeigintwened ‘(242) 397-3000
: Acai tciactasbemeraees Gane
‘www.BankBahamasOnline.com

Drive a Honda Fit and get if iC)
40 miles per gallon



SEE page 10B

‘That’ i | at ‘we dol Letom ual Microsoft™
d engineers help you get your system up and running

ickly and smoothly So you can get back to concentrating
“on nb ines and not computers:






















PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008



All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said
subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single-storey triplex building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, ining

le

kitchen apartments unit and one unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is on a gra
and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods of the year. F

Appraisal: $313,016.00 -

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe frente Road. The subject
property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted white trimmed brown.



ELEUTHERA (Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)



All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry

- room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Eee also includes a double car garage, and
_ front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This-home is approximately 85% completed.
The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.



WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)

Moe en

ea ithe she Reta
Li



All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision
known as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of. New,
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence with an attached
efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of BPPrOXiTarely 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building Is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment,
the house Is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer,
front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.

i



Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by celling:

fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective
ape: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appeals to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of foods under normal weather condition, including annual heey, rainy periods.
The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees,
and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard Is enclosed along the
sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal

gates at the front and back.

: \ APPRAISAL: $365,000.00 : A
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

_, WESTERN SHORES (Lot No. 1)



All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores
Phase II, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the
subject property is a single structure comprising of a single family residence consisting of appro aley 2,430
A ft. of enclosed living Bpage: The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2 bathrooms,
living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utillty room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of
the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool.
‘The yard Is enclosed with walls.

Appraisal: $753,570.

00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the
left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white:

5% » 2

















THE TRIBUNE



ELEUTHERA, LOWER BOGUE §$ (Lot No. 90-D)






“fh



All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated
in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
consisting of a restaurant and disco that Is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately
4,852.12, which includes male & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storages inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda, 752 sq, ft, concrete walk-
ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building is central air-conditioned.

Appraisal: $490,671.00

This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highwa: & approximately 2,219 ft.
pertherty of Nee oa oS Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and
services available.

‘

‘MONASTERY PARK (Lot No. 183)









All that lot of land having an area of approximately 7,780 sq. ft,.being Lot No. 183, of the
subdivision known as Monastery Park, situated in the eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately 21 year old single storey,
single family residence comprising of approximately 1,468 sq., ft of enclosed living space
and consisting of 3-bedrooms including master bedroom with closets, 2 -bathrooms,
living/dining room and kitchen, ventilation is provided by central air-conditioning. also located
at the rear of the building is a laundry facility constructed of wood. The land is on a grade
and level and sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy

rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $233,483.00 2
Travel east on Prince Charles Drive, make a left at the traffic light on Prince Charles, Sea
Breeze and Monastery Park. Then go to the T-junction and turn none on to Killdeer Drive,
go about inicwey through and the subject property will be on the left side painted white ~
mmed brown.

\

- Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51






All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51, of the subdivision known as
Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated In the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex
apartment comprising of approximately 1,641 sq. ft. of enclosed living space w ich includes two
2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an aoe Syr old one bedroom
apartment building comprising of 382 sq. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the.land is on a
grade and level: the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy. rainy periods of the year. The grounds are: fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked

fencing at the sides and back.
: Appraisal: $202,225.40

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

/

DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)





3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land Is a
ortion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being
ust under a quarter acre In size and on the lowside. A concréte block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and
L-shape in design with a total arei of 70x26 ft, pile 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the Interior walls are concrete

@ floors of vinyl tiles.

blocks, celling Is sheet rock and t
Appraisal: $265,225.00

~ ey ee

JW ee ee ee

—

wee ee



°

THE TRIBUNE



Chamber chief
urges government
pressure on banks’

clearing system

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce’s president, Dioni-
sio D’ Aguilar, yesterday urged
the Government to exert pres-
sure on the Clearing Banks
Association to speed up imple-
mentation of their Automat-
ed Clearing House (ACH) sys-
tem.

Speaking at the Chamber’s
annual general, meeting
(AGM), Mr D’Aguilar said
Bahamian businesses have
been placed at.a disadvantage
because the system - which
would enhance efficiency in

‘the Bahamian payments sys-

tem and provide real-time
transaction settlement - has not
been activated. .

He said that because of this,
cheques cannot be processed
fast enough, and companies
and consumers have to carry
too much cash - making them
armed robbery targets. Mr
D’ Aguilar Said the ACH’s

delayed-implementation had °

also held back online and elec-
tronic commerce in the

Engineers
Act ‘under
review

FROM page 1B

ments made under the Ingra-
ham government would “not
last for a year, but for a con-
siderable time”.

“You don’t have a straight-

forward process for register-. |

ing engineers under the Act,”
Dr Deveaux told Tribune
Business. “Not many engineers

DORR Tt ei



Bahamas.

Mr D’Aguilar said the
Chamber had aggressively lob-
bied for the ACH’s activation,
and said that perhaps the Govy-
ernment can use its influence
with the clearing banks to
ensure the system gets up and
running. The banks have
promised it will be operational
by October 2008.

Mr D’Aguilar added that

moving forward, the Chamber .
will in the next few months be =
‘hosting a seminar on alterna-

tive energy, and lobbying gov-

BRex the Beli)

ernment to allow companies

who create energy: to sell it to

BEC and receive credit.
Speaking of his first year in

“office, Mr D’Aguilar said he ~

and his executive team have
lobbied hard for Bahamian
businesses in the midst of
many challenges, including spi-
ralling fuel costs, and increases
in the cost of living and opera-
tional costs.

Mr D’ Aguilar added that in
particular, they have lobbied
the Government to get the
anchor properties in the coun-
try up:and running to jump-
start and cushion any econom-
ic fallout.

The Chamber president
pointed out that this was the
case with Albany and Baha
Mar deals in Nassau.

Fortunately, he said Albany
was moving, while Baha Mar
faced some challenges from the
pullout of Harrah’s.

Still, Mr D/’Aguilar
expressed optimism that a
replacement would be found
soon, and vowed that once this
happened, the Chamber would

push government for swift
approval because the “Cable:
Beach strip needs help.” _

SkTENDED CARE AVAILABLE



Tel: 242.328.0264 | 242.328.0257 | 242.322.7371 | 242.325.6991
Fax: 242.325,6878 | www.premiertravelbahamas.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY
JOB TITLE:

DEPARTMENT:

Position Summary:

Requirements:

Two or more years’ experience in AS/400 operations ;
Hands-on experience in batch, job processing, monitoring, back- -ups

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 3B

Use your local credit card.
Tickets are issued locally.

JUNIOR PROGRAMMER

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Experience handling Windows technical issues

Ability to function both independently and in a team environment

_ Ability to manage multiple tasks at once

1 year Programming Experience - Knowledge of COBAL an asset

Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Strong work ethic

Strong desire to learn

Good communication skills

Flexible work schedule, 8pm-4am or 9pm-Sam

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Operating and maintenance functions for mid range systems;

.

The Batch Operator ensures that day end system processes are completed.
. ; ayy oh) At x . t 4 ; i e

Colinalmperial

Monitoring overnight batch processing and performing print processing as scheduled in:
accordance with current service levels;
~ Providing all aspeets of media handling (backup-media foe dingbtionaiies siscaichisccint of
offsite media, etc);

Accurate and timely processing of information (including system utilities, production and testing
batch runs and quality control) in and through computer systems;

Maintaining current knowledge of operating procedures and standards;

Safeguarding security of data center equipment, media and data fles;:

Keeping records of hardware down time;

Following procedures to run job requests from programmer and eae

Running system and application backups per written run log:

Managing tape retention log; »

Accurately recording activity in daily log;

Learning software coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and installation tasks in accordance
with industry best practices and standards;

Assisting in-analyzing business processes in order to define application functional requirements
and technical specifications;

Basic Programming;

-Writing Technical: Specification Documents; ee

Participating in'and directing, problem definition and problem resolution-activities;

Adapting to the Company’s ‘development environment and tool sets; and

Learning different technologies between various software packages for the movement of data.

have been registered to date.

“The Act did not achieve the

intended objective; and we
-need to correct that.”

Dr Deveaux said he would
be “more than happy” to dis-
cuss the Act and thé Govern-
ment’s plans with, the/two dif-
ferent engineering associations
and their individual members
going forward. ©.

He also recommended that
The Tribune contact Attorney
General Claire Hepburn on
the matter, but she could not
be reached before The Tribune
went to press. é

As the Professional Engi-
neers Act 2004 was the first
legislation passed to regulate
the engineering profession in
the Bahamas, no engineers are
currently Bahamian-registered. '
This is what has created the
problem with the Board which,
once its members can sit, can
begin the process of registering .
engineers.

When a second Board is
appointed, this problem will
be non-existent, because all ,
engineers will have been reg-
istered by then.

VACANCIES
Success Training College anticipates the following
full-time vacancies beginning this fall:

Faculty Positions
Accounting/Business
Information Technology
Mathematics
“English Language
~ Allied Health Science:

Administrative Position
Recruiting Officer
S.udent Activities Coordinator
Program Dev/Admin Officer

Interested persons should submit letter of interest
along with curriculum vitae to the President, Success
Training Coliege, Bernard Road, Nassau, by May 30,
2008. Applicants with relevant mater’s degree and
at least five years experience preferred for faculty
positions,, but individuals with bachelor’s level
qualification may also be considered.

Please apply in writing on or before 30 May 2008 to:

RichendaKing

Vice President, Human Resources

#308 East Bay Street

P.O. Box N-4728

or email to: careers@colinaimperial.com



TRANSFORMING
THE CHILD

ne

Rigorous International Baccalaureate academics (www.ibo.org)
tate of the art technology
mall class sizes; 5:1 student/teacher ratio

Diverse international student body (35% Bahamian)

Robust Financial Aid program

Lyford:

| Inte orna tional Sc



hool



Applications being accepted for Grades 7-12, please contact :
Mrs Rose-Marie Taylor - Admissions Director

rtaylor@lIcis.bs
Telephone : 362 4774 x245

arte oT School in the Caribbean Offering the Full IB Program
www.lcis.bs





PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE

Contractors ‘continue to suffer’
on foreign investment projects








DON'T GIVE BEC.
ANOTHER PENNY!!!

y “y cape yD ya
§ ssp sage oF PRES .

Go Bc ssce snc Pp RARINS
See x







Why callustodayto = gy; blown-in fiberglass attic insulation

insulate your attic? . - will ensure that your home stays cool

eA one time investment in
insulation can reduce your
A/C bill by as much as 33 %
per month and keep your
house coal even without A/C
eFuel Surcharges are beyond
control. We pay $0.37/kwh as
opposed to $0.05 in Canada.
Who can afford this??? If itis
worth investing in in Canada
why not here!?!?
Are we that rich???
eWe do it cheaper than if you
did it yourself with tuck-in.

Phone: (242) 424-0916
Email: bahamasinsulation@gmail.com
Website: www.bahamasinsulation.com

without having to run the A/C non stop
day and night. Your insulation will pay for
itself in less than 2 years. We can apply
it on top of your existing blanket insula-
tion if needed. Please visit our website at
www.bahamasinsulation.com for more
info. We offer a lifetime. warranty on
every installation and your satisfaction is
guaranteed. Call us today and arrange
for a free estimate. References are avail-
able. Sub-contracts welcome.

SPECIAL V

aS

PRICES

The Chevrolet Optra sedan & hatchback
models are loaded with features to ensure
a smooth riding experience.

Optra Features:

Great interior space
Driver side airbag
Alarm

Remote entry
Air-conditioning
Radio/CD

1.8-litre engine

Automatic transmission

Power steering

Four-wheel disc brakes

Power locks & windows (select models)
Rear defogger

Shirley Street © 328-3908 ° Fax: 323-7272
info@nassaumotor.com ¢ www.chevroletbahamas.com

§ Scotiabank

On-the-spot financing and insurance.
24-month/24,000-mile factory warranty.

FOR ALL LIFE’S ROADS 4













FROM page 1B

usually the first point of con-

tact for developers seeking to

have Bahamas-based projects
approved. fy

But Mr Wrinkle said “noth-
ing” had materialised to date.

He added: “We continue to
struggle with foreign develop-
ers, because they have no man-
date or direction from the

. Government to require foreign
‘developers to use Bahamian

contractors, landscapers, archi-
tects, engineers ,and realtors.
We’re right where we started.

“We were very pleased to
hear the announcement of $9
billion in projects approved,
and requested a list of contact
names for foreign developers
so the BCA can approach
them to get involved with their
projects.

“That’s something we’re
anxious to start. That would

* be very helpful for the con-

tractors in contacting foreign
developers. We have no way
of contacting a guy in Min-
nesota, or someone in Colum-
bus, Ohio, contemplating a
development in the Family
Islands.”

_ Added

Mr Wrinkle added that the
Prime Minister’s Office, and
its Bahamas Investment
Authority, coupled with the

NEC, also needed to compile a °

list of Bahamian architects,
engineers, contractors and sur-
veyors that could be handed
to developers, enabling them
to contact and use such pro-
fessionals.

“In many respects, that’s one
of the reasons developers are
not hooking up with Bahamian

contractors and other profes-
sionals, because they just don’t
have access to them,” Mr
Wrinkle explained.

Developers

“The developers could con-
tact us, not just bypass us. The
Prime Minister’s Office would
then at least have some assur-
ance that the Bahamian con-
struction would at least have

‘some part in the development

stages of the project. The ear-
lier we can contact these peo-
ple, the more involved we can
become.” .
Meanwhile, Mr Wrinkle said
Colin Higgs, the permanent
secretary at the Ministry of
Works, had confirmed to him

.that all the feedback submit-

ted by the BCA and others on
the Contractors Bill had been
forwarded to the Attorney
General’s Office, which would
now try and incorporate those
amendments in the legislation.

The BCA president said that
once the Attorney General’s
Office was finished working on
those amendments, his under-
standing was that further
meetings would be held to go
over the changes before the
legislation was placed before
the Cabinet and Parliament.

“The Minister [Dr Earl
Deveaux] and permanent sec-
retary indicated their support,
and have pledged to get it in as
quickly as possible. At this
juncture, we’ve only had posi-
tive feedback from them, and I
assume the Bill is grinding
through the gears at the Attor-
ney General’s Office,” Mr
Wrinkle said.

Describing the Contractors
Bill as “desperately needed”,
Mr Wrinkle said all the prob-
lems uncovered-with the con-
struction of numerous govern-
ment homes and housing sub-
divisions showed why it was

necessary to regulate the
Bahamian construction indus-

‘try and provide consumer pro-

tection.

He explained that the BCA
had been contacted by numer-
ous single mothers who had
“gone to the wall” to obtain
mortgage financing for the
construction of their home,
only for there to be problems
with its building.

Often, the homeowner
would be able to obtain an
Occupancy Certificate from
the Ministry of Works, after
its Building Control Depart-
ment inspectors uncovered
serious faults with the con-
struction. The contractor,
though, would disappear, leav-
ing the homeowner with no
recourse and unable to live in a
home that the bank was
already demanding mortgage
payments on. Often, Bahami-
ans, and especially single moth-
ers, did not have the finances
to pay an attorney to take the
contractor to court.

Result

“That’s a direct result of not
having regulation of the con-
struction industry,” Mr Wrin-
kle said. “We desperately need
it. The magnitude of the prob-
lem with respect to consumer
protection is enormous It’s crit-
ical that some regulation
comes to the industry.

“You cannot, and the Goy-

‘ernment realises this, allow
‘this industry to run wild any

further.
addressed.
“The crux of the matter for
the Government and the con-
sumer is the quality of con-
struction by people who are
not qualified to be carrying out
the work. From the construc-
tion industry side, we want to
licence the industry so we can
regulate it.” ,

It’s. got tobe

EXPLORE A NEW CAREER IN
THE MEDICAL FIELD

THE BAHAMAS BAPTIST COMMUNITY
COLLEGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
CAREER STEP, LLC, UTAH

Introduces

\

IWR im ete Transcription Training
Program for Medical Transcriptionists

Persons interested in learning more about the
program are invited to attend an

The Bahamas Baptis

OPEN HOUSE

Otel

t Community College,

Room 7, June 11th, 2008 at 6:00p.m.

‘SPEAK DIRECTLY

with

REPRESENTATIVES from CAREER STEP
. Refreshments will be served

For more information contact our
Admissions Office

ay

CHEVROLET



Tel.: 364-0695 |





THE TRIBUNE



t

Kerzner blames ‘clerical error’ for Harborside row

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

KERZNER International
blamed “a clerical error” for
why the Harborside Resort at
Atlantis Management Ltd was
named as the employer on some
employee contracts at its Par-
adise Island-based timeshare
operation.

Hitting back at claims made
by the Bahamas Hotel Man-
agerial Association’s (BHMA)
president, Obie Ferguson, that
Harborside was not negotiating
in good faith, because it denied
that Harborside Resort at
Atlantis Management Ltd exist-
ed as an employer despite the
name appearing on employee
contracts dating back to 2000,
Kerzner International described
these assertions as “misleading
and misguided”.

It added: “Owing to a clerical
error, employment contracts
had incorrectly set out the name

of the employing company. As
soon as the mistake was brought
to our attention, the Depart-
ment of Labour and the minis-
ter were notified, even though
the error was one of form rather
than substance.

“Since then, contracts bear-

ing the corrected company
name have been presented to
and signed by the relevant
employees.”

A July 2, 2007, letter sent by
Kerzner International and Har-
borside’s attorney, Ferron
Bethell of Harry B Sands,
Lobosky & Company, said it
had received a Determination
of Bargaining Agent certificate

’ on May 24, 2007, showing that

the Department of Labour had
recognised the BHMA as the
bargaining agent for the time-
share resort’s middle manage-
ment and supervisory employ-
ees.

Mr Bethell replied: “In a let-
ter to the BHMA, dated March
1, 2007, and in a letter to the
director of labour dated May
21,. 2007, we stated unequivo-
cally that to our knowledge
there was no legal entity styled
and known as Harborside
Resort at Atlantis Management
Lrtd. We can state categorically
that there are no employees
employed by such an entity at
Harborside. “It would seem that
despite our aforementioned let-
ters, a determination has been
made relative to a company oth-
er than that employing persons
at Harborside or, alternatively,
in favour of a non-existent enti-

”

Annual General Meeting

Kerzner International yester-
day said it was disappointed
that Mr Ferguson, “despite
being aware of the facts”, would
make such assertions.

“As the overall matter is cur-
rently the subject of a Report
of Trade Dispute at the Depart-
ment of Labour, it would be
inappropriate for us to comment
further on the matter,” the com-
pany added.

Mr Ferguson had claimed at a
recent press conference that
since the BHMA submitted a
proposal for an industrial agree-
ment to Harbourside in July
2007, it had not received a coun-
terproposal from the resort.

As a result, the BHMA filed a
trade dispute against the com-
pany on September 14, 2007, for
allegedly not negotiating in










Lot 3D 23,000 square feet for Sale

at Airport Industrial Park
Cost: $235,000

Contract: 424-4960 / 394-9396
email: mturnquest@coralwave.com.

NOTICE :

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

* In Voluntary Liquidation

good faith.

Mr Ferguson said that
despite the fact that Labour
Minister Dion Foulkes con-
vened conciliation meetings in
October 2007, February and
May 2008, to begin the negotia-
tion process, Harborside refused
to recognise the minister’s
determination and said there
was no employer know as Har-
borside at Atlantis Management
Ltd.

The union president claimed
that: “This decision necessitates
a need for a full investigation
by the Department of Labour.
It is reasonable for an employ-
ee, when called upon to sign a
contract with his/her employer,
that the employer with whom
the contract is being executed
is indeed the legal employer.”



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 5B

OS a Le

staff would like to thank Bahamas
Customs, all the Customs Brokers and
all our beautiful customers that we
have served and had such a wonderful
relationship with for the past 29
years. We are grateful for all the phone
calls with such concern and commend-
ing us for our assistance in all your
shipping needs. It was a pleasure
serving you and we all will
cherish knowing we have made such
an impression in the business
community. 3

Elsie Carroll, Marietta Beckles,
Felicia Capron, Ida Lewis,
Winnie Barnett, Sharen Lowe



Dividend Notice

Ordinary Common Shares

The Board of Directors of. Colina
Holdings Bahamas Limited (CHBL) is
pleased to announce that a dividend

of $0.04 per Ordinary Common
Share will be paid to the Ordinary —
Common Shareholders of record of
CHBL on the 30" day of May 2008.

To: All members of The Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos
Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (BIRCCCU) Ltd. The Eugene
Cooper Building, # 9 Village Road.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance. with Section138 (4) :
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
BORLAND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC., is in dis-
solution. Lesley Fogden.is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at Landmark Management S.A.M., 17 Avenue de la Costa, MC
98000 Monaco. All persons having claims againts the above-
name company are required to send their names, addresses and
‘particulars of their debts or cliams to the Liquidator before June

20, 2008.









Notice is hereby given that the Twenty-Third (23) Annual General
Meeting of the Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos Co-operative
Credit Union Ltd. (Formerly Paradise Island Resort & Casino
Cooperative Credit Union Ltd.) will be held at Sandals Royal

Payment will made within |
Bahamian Resort & Spa Ballroom: Y will be ma within 10

days of the record date through
the Company's. Registrar and
Transfer. Agent, _ CFAL Ltd.

Saturday, June 14” 2008 commencing at 9:00 aun.





Leslay Fo

For the following purposes: Liquidator os. Gh.



To receive the Report of the Board of Directors for fiscal year 2007.
To receive the Audited Accounts for fiscal year 2007
To take action on such matters as may come before the meeting. ae
To elect members of The Board of Direciors S a ff re y S q uare

7 Bay Street

www.bahamasrealty.bs

THERE WILL BE NO SECOND CALL MEETING www.cbrichardellis.com

AS PER THE CO-OPERATIVE ACT 2005 SECTION 22



PRIME OFFICE SUITES £

BAHAMAS REALTY tp.
COMMERCIAL
In association with:

CBRE

CB RICHARD ELLIS
NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD

Board Secretary

Ranging From 1,332 to 2,807 sq. ft.
May 2008

Finished Shell
Ready For Immediate Occupancy
Parking Facilities Available

For More Information Call 396-0000



\

aaa aac eh ii

Bahamas Supermarkets Limited operates a leading supermarket
chain in The Bahamas. As a market leader, the Company prides
itself on. delivering premier service through its City Market
supermarkets, having a strong commitment to its customers,
associates and community.

An opportunity for a Chief Accountant to join this market leader
has arisen.

NOTICE |

WE WISH TO ADVISE THAT OUR OFFICES IN FREEPORT, ABACO
AND EXUMA WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY MAY 23"”, 2008.

ALL OF OUR OFFICES IN NASSAU (INDEPENDENCE DRIVE,
- CARMICHAEL & ROSETTA STREET) WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL
_ 1:00PM DUE TO OUR COMPANY'S AWARDS CEREMONY. —

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful applicant will
need to hold a professional accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA
or CMA) and have previously led a high-performing accounting
team in a diverse accounting environment. Key selection criteria
include:

Sound technical and practical experience in financial
accounting, and financial management controls and
systems
Strong business acumen with the ability to creatively
solve problems
Ability to manage, with a strategic focus, all aspects of a
high-volume accounting environment while providing
quality and meaningful financial information
Manage relationships within the business encompassing
budgeting, forecasting, reconciliation and analysis of all
operational accounts, cash flow and asset management
Ability to lead and motivate a dynamic financial team
Ability to identify system, control and _ process
improvements
Have superior communication and interpersonal skills
with the ability to mentor a team
Solid functional computer skills with working knowledge
of Microsoft applications and automated financial and
distribution reporting systems ;

If you have what it takes to succeed in this challenging role,

forward your resume and cover letter to:

WE DO APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVIENCE CAUSED.

PMinat





Human Resources Director
Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
East-West Highway « P. O. Box N 3738 * Nassau, Bahamas
Or e-mail to: humanresources@bahamassupermarkets.com
No telephone inquiries please

City Marke





PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



THE BAHAMAS

SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

MANAGER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BTVI
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education & °
Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at
improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian Jabour force. Part proceeds of this
loan is being used to Restructure, Reposition, and Reorganize BTV] into a recognized institute for
technical and career educational development. In support of this initiative, and the direction of
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, BTVI requires the services of a Manager,
Information Technology.

The Manager, Information Technology is a senior position and integral part of the
administrative team. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development of goals,
operating plans and objectives of the Institute / College as it relates to information technology.
This position reports directly to the Manager/ President of BTVI.

Qualified persons interested in fulfilling the role detailed below are invited to apply:

Assist in the planning and inyplementation of additions, deletions and major
modifications to the supporting regional infrastructure
Implement network security.
Oversee the administration and maintenance of the Institute's IT infrastructure
Manage and develop all changes and MPereS to the telephone. system including
routing for seating assignments
Oversee the administration and maintenance of computer stations and software
programs of the Student Success Learning Centre and provide additional support if
necessary.
Oversee administration and maintenance of ‘Empower’ administration software.
Collaborate with internal clients on all levels to resolve any IT-related issues.
Build and maintain vendor relationslupe and the Prsutenent of both hardware and
software products.

9, Ensure accurate inventory of all IT assets maintained.

10. Remain curtent with emerging industry practices.

11. Responsible for other special tasks, projects or assigmcnty as assigned by the
Manager/ President.

12. Position reports directly to the President/Managet, BTVI.- :

13. Serve as industry liaison with Business Community, Board of Trustees.

14, Work closely with the President of the Institute in assuring that the development
goals of the institute/ college are met.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ge Minimum Bachelor degree in Information Technology. Masters degree preferred with
Business Management experience.
* Certifications in MCSE; CCNA, MSSQL, Oracle and JavaScript are beneficial.
* Atleast Five years programming, system analysis and project leadership experience.

All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later than
May 30, 2008 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P.O. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: John Haughton
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
. Fax: (242) 325-4660



Baker's Bay

GOLF &@ QCEAN CLUS

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

\

. Director Food & Beverage !

Key Responsibilities

V Provide overall administration of all food and beverage outlets.

VÂ¥ Create and implement department policies, operating manuals, and
job descriptions; ensure adherence to department and overall
company policies. -



VÂ¥ 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.

\ 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. a

\ 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

\ Atleast 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.

\ 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, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit
your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training,
hr@bakersbyclub.com ork / fax at 242-367-0804.

ES, PEN eee
Risks in aiding home owners

@ By CHARLES DUHIGG
and DAVID M
HERSZENHORN
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

WHEN the Senate Banking
Committee approved legislation
on Tuesday to help suffering
homeowners refinance costly
loans, lawmakers said they had
found a way to rescue the hous-

ing market without requiring -

taxpayers to foot the bill.

By forcing the nation’s two
largest buyers of home loans —
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
— to hand over hundreds of
millions of dollars each year,
lawmakers said they were cre-
ating a fund that the govern-
ment could tap to refinance as
much as $85 billion in troubled
home loans.

Senators said the plan, which
empowers the Federal Housing
Administration, or FHA, to
insure risky loans, would most
likely help hundreds of thou-
sands of homeowners avoid
foreclosure and stabilize the
housing market.

But some say that the gov-
ernment’s housing plan is riski-
er_than disclosed and that if
home prices continue to decline
for years, taxpayers could be on
the hook for billions. ©

Others complain that the plan
creates worrisome pressures for
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
at a time when both companies
are struggling with enormous
losses and thin financial safety
nets. The companies are essen-
tial lubricants in today’s housing
finance market, and if either
stumbled, it could set off a
worldwide economic slowdown.

‘“There’s real concerns about
the degree of risk that FHA is
taking on,” said Howard Glaser,
a mortgage industry consultant
who served at the Department
of Housing and) Urban Devel-
opment in the Clinton adminis-
tration. “And everyone is call-
ing on Fannie and Freddie to
do more to stabilize the mort-
gage marketplace, but at what
point does imposing new costs
on those companies undermine
their financial safety?”

Lawmakers of. both parties
say such concerns are baseless.
Congressional aides say that the
housing plan’s estimated $1 bil-
lion cost will be more than off-
set by the $700 million a year
that Fannie Mae and Freddie

Mac will hand over and by the.

billions of dollars in new fees
the FHA will charge borrowers
and lenders.

“We believe we’ve identified
more than twice the funding
that this program needs,” said
Sen. Richard C. Shelby. of
Alabama, the senior Republi-

can on the Banking Commit-
tee. “We have to provide relief
to people who are at risk of los-
ing their homes, and this is a
good start.”

The Banking Committee
approved the foreclosure res-
cue plan by a vote of 19-2, with
eight Republicans joining all 11
Democrats on the committee in
favor of it. Republican Sens.
Jim Bunning of Kentucky and
Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming
were the two no votes.

The broad consensus on the
bill was a stark turnabout after
years of partisan debate over
how to tighten regulation of
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
and more recent disagreement
over whether the government
should help troubled home-
owners and lenders who might
have acted irresponsibly.

The Senate agreement under-
scores the view in both parties
that addressing problems in the
housing market is a political
necessity in a high-stakes elec-
tion year. Republicans who ini-
tially opposed helping struggling
borrowers agreed to extend a
hand, but only after Democrats
agreed to tap Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac, instead of tax-
payers, to cover the cost.

Even the White House, which
expressed staunch opposition
and threatened a veto when the
House passed a similar measure
earlier this month, seems to
have changed its tune. While
the White House said it needed
to review the specific language
of the bill, President Bush sug-
gested he was willing to support
it, especially because it contains
the tighter regulation of the
mortgage finance companies
that he has sought for years.

Shelby said that, while the
measure leans on Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac for financing
the rescue plan, it also ensures
their financial health by creating
a more powerful regulator to
oversee the companies.

For decades, Fannie and
Freddie have been overseen by
multiple regulators, each with

limited powers. Consolidating ,

oversight into one agency with
broad authority has long been a
priority for lawmakers who feel
the companies take too many
risks.

But critics worry that such
protections may not be enough.

They note that the governmen-

t’s estimates of the housing
plan’s cost make relatively con-
servative assumptions about
default rates and housing price
declines. Moreover, they note
that the housing plan that
passed the House has ear-
marked some of the same Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac funds
to pay for rebuilding New

Orleans and other areas affect-
ed by Hurricane Katrina. Now
Congress will have to choose
between conflicting plans.

“There’s other money in the
Senate bill that will pay for the
housing plan without dipping
into money for affordable hous-
ing,” said Rep. Barney Frank,
D-Mass., chairman of the
House Financial Services Com-
mittee. “I am very insistent that
we don’t abandon the people
in the Gulf.”

There also are lingering ques-
tions about how Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac will operate
once a new regulator is in place,
and after the companies begin
handing over hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars each year.
Although the funds the compa-
nies will hand over are compar-
atively small — only about five
cents for each dollar in mort-
gages the companies buy —
they may have significant rami--
fications for shareholders. i

The stock prices of both com-)
panies have been battered in|
recent months as they have}
announced billions in losses. ,
Both companies have been crit-;
icized for holding too little cap-'
ital in reserve and have recent-;
ly asked investors for fresh cap-)
ital infusions. Their new regu-)
lator, whom the president
would appoint, may require/
them to do business by stan-
dards that could sharply affect;
the companies’ bottom lines.

Those concerns were cote
ed by executives at the compa-,
nies themselves, who released
statements on Tuesday wanna
about the adverse effects
overregulation, and by share}
holders, who pushed down the
price of ‘both companies’ stocks.

Ultimately, analysts say, it is
likely that both companies will!
need to raise more capital this!
year. {
And it is unclear how;
investors will judge the housing!
plan, which in effect has drafted]
the companies to bail out hurt- |
ing homeowners. \

“The FHA bailout program
isn’t designed to help Fannie or;
Freddie, so why are they paying;
for it?” asked Tom Lawler, an.
economist who worked at Fan-
nie Mae for over two decades:
before leaving in 2006 ta;
become a consultant. “You:
could charge the banking SySx
tem, Wall Stréet; homé' builders
— there are lots of companies
that will actually benefit from’
this bailout who could have paid
for it. But they will get the ben
efit without having to pay.” |

Democratic aides said they.
pence the bill to be brought,

to the Senate floor in early,
June, after Congress returns}
from its Memorial Day recess. §

Position Available

Global United Limited is looking to employ a Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
with the following criteria.

Summary

Candidates must be able to perform mechanical repairs on both small gasoline
vehicles and heavy duty trucks (“mack trucks”).

The individual must be able to:

° Repair large diesel engines.

¢ Perform various tasks on truck chassis, such as the installation differentials, ;
gearboxes, pneumatic brake systems, etc.
Perform minimal welding as necessary.
Perform electrical duties as such as wiring, lights, etc.
Drive tractor heads properly.
Trouble shoot systems and read schematic diagrams.

Experience

¢ At least five years work experience as a diesel mechanic with experience
in executing the above.

All candidates are required to possess
e Aclean police record

e A drivers License
e Basic tools

Deadline for Submission of Resumes is May 30, 2008

Please forward cover letter and resume via mail, fax or email to:-
Human Resource Department
Global United Limited
P.O. Box CB-13838
Nassau, Bahamas
Re: Mechanic

Fax: 242-377-1261

Email:humanresources@ gulbahamas.com





THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 7B



PROGR ee A LSI Gul Ae an
Global oil prices surge past $132 per barrel

@ By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil
prices bolted to a new record
above $132 a barrel Wednes-
day after the government
reported that supplies of crude
oil and gasoline fell unexpect-
edly last week. And crude’s rise
in the futures market again
pressured consumers by pulling
prices at the pump higher — a
gallon of regular gas rose
overnight to a new record above
$3.80 a gallon.

With gas and oil prices set-
ting new records on a daily
basis, many analysts are begin-
ning to wonder whether any-
thing can stop runaway prices.
There are technical signals in

ATH
|” Business -
gliducation
Development —
Seminar

the futures market, including
price differences between near-
term and longer-term contracts,
that crude may soon fall. But
with demand for oil growing in
the developing world, and lit-
tle end in sight to supply prob-
lems in producing countries
such as Nigeria, few analysts are
willing to call an end to crude’s
rally.

In its weekly inventory report
Wednesday, the Energy
Department’s Energy Informa-
tion Administration said crude
oil inventories fell by more than
five million barrels last week.
Analysts had expected a modest
increase. Gasoline inventories
also fell and took the market
by surprise, while inventories
of distillates, which include

Tuesday May 27th, 2008

8am

- 5pm



Bahamas
Chamber of
Commerce

US Embassy

Bahamas:
Development
Bank

heating oil and diesel fuel, rose
less than analysts surveyed by
energy research firm Platts had
expected. §

Light, sweet crude for July
delivery rose as high as $132.08
a barrel in late morning trad-
ing on the New York Mercan-
tile Exchange before retreating
slightly to trade up $2.67 at
$131.65.

Investors seized on. the inven-
tory report to. boost prices
Wednesday, but traders inter-
ested in pushing prices higher
are increasingly picking and
choosing which news they wish
to pay attention to, analysts say.

“Even if this report was bear-
ish, with the momentum the
way it is right now, it wouldn’t
matter,” said Phil Flynn, an ana-

« Identifying & Creating Opportunities

lyst at Alaron Trading Corp. in
Chicago.

Crude prices first passed $130
overnight on concerns about
demand and a weaker dollar.
Analysts say crude has been
boosted in recent days by espe-
cially strong demand for diesel
in China, where power plants
in some areas are running des-
perately short of coal and cer-
tain earthquake-hit regions are
relying on diesel generators for
power.

The dollar, meanwhile, weak-
ened against the euro Wednes-
day. Investors see hard com-
modities such as oil as a hedge
against inflation and a weak dol-
lar and pour into the crude
futures market when the green-
back falls. A weak dollar also

makes oil less expensive to buy-
ers dealing in other currencies.

Many investors believe the
dollar’s protracted decline over
the past year has been the most
significant factor behind oil’s
rise from about $66 a barrel a
year ago to today’s highs.

At the pump, meanwhile, the
average national price of a gal-
lon of regular gas rose 0.7 cent
overnight to a record $3.807 a
gallon, according to a survey of
stations by AAA and the Oil
Price Information Service.
Prices are 60 cents higher than a
year ago, and many forecasters
believe they’ll hit $4 on a
national basis at some point
over the next month.

“That’s a fait accompli at this
point,” said Linda Rafield,

Keith Stokes, Executive Director
Newport Chamber of Commerce

Tourism as a-Tool in Business & Entrepreneurial
Development: Think Inside The box!

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Secretary General
Caribbean Tourism Organization

Making, Maximizing & Protecting
Your Investment (Panel Discussion)

Jerome Ferguson * Ronald Atkinson
Jerome Pinder « inspector Sandra Miller

Doing Business in The Bahamas

(Panel Discussion)
Barry Malcolm » Chester Cooper « Mario Cartwright

Andrew Wilson + Chris Mortimer

RSVP:

The British Airways Sale is going on now.
Book this special offer by 31 May 2008. |

| Upgrade to |
mee BRITISH AIRWAYS

ea ee Seminar Cost » $100
[242] 322-2145 |

info@thebahamaschamber.com



senior oil,analyst at Platts, the
energy research arm of
McGraw-Hill Cos.

Prices are already that high '
in many parts of the country,
and the number of stations
charging $4 or more rises each
day. Prices are nearing $5 a gal-
lon in parts of Alaska.

Diesel fuel rose 1.9 cents to
its own record of $4.558 a gallon
Wednesday. Rising prices of
diesel, used to transport most
consumer and industrial goods, .
are sending prices of food and
many other goods higher.

There are signs high prices
are cutting demand for gaso-
line, which fell slightly over the
past four weeks and has been
mostly lower since January,
according to EIA data. Only
serious “demand destruction,” a
jump in supplies from Nigeria
or other oil producing nations
or a jump in gasoline output by
USS. refiners could stop prices
from continuing to rise, Rafield
said. There is little sign that
demand will fall anytime soon
in fast-growing China, India and
the Middle East, she said.

A move by the government
to shore up the dollar, or an
announcement that the Federal
Reserve won’t cut interest rates
further, could also reverse the
upward momentum, Flynn said;
rate cuts tend to weaken the
dollar.

Still, the price differences
between the current, July crude
oil contract and contracts for
delivery of oil in later months
signal a possible correction, or
sharp price downturn, at some
point, Rafield said. Many ana-
lysts have long argued that
prices have risen well beyond
levels that can be justified by

‘supply and demand fundamen-

tals.

“Tt’s very difficult to call when
this is goifig to happen, but
when it happens, it’s going to
be quick and-ugly;” Flynn said.

In other Nymex trading, June
gasoline futures rose 6.43 cents-
to $3.3687 a gallon, and June
heating oil futures rose 7.11
cents to $3.8461 a gallon. June
natural gas futures rose 19.8
cents to $11.563 per 1,000 cubic
feet. In London, July Brent
crude rose $3.10 to $130.94 a
barrel on the ICE Futures
exchange.

TO BOOK VISIT BA.COM
OR CALL YOUR TRAVEL AGENT

us$ 699 LONDON

“For sale until 31 May, 2008 for travel in World Traveller until 28 Jun, 2008. Minimum stay 5 days, maximum stay 1 year. Tickets must
be purchased 72 hours after the booking is made, but no later than 31 May, 2008. Offer can be combined with a higher fare level. Fare is non
refundable, with date changes allowed for USD100. Child and infant discounts apply. Valid on direct services only. This fare attracts additional
taxes and fees. Other conditions apply.





as 8B, THURSDAY, WiAY 22, 20U8



“vour Bahamlan Supermarkets” er at Py
en



SUPER

VALUE |. ‘

NOW ACCEPTING

soe

—4 REDEEM A lnsielte hy STAMPS AT BED. BATH & HOME|

fais HUNT'S
No Salt/Stewed/
Whole Peeled



TOMATOES

14 oz. |

HAWAIIAN
PUNCH

64 oz.



Bottles/Cans
12 oz.

pe SOFT ‘i GENTLE
TISSUE

24 Rolls

©, DOUBLE STAMPS EVERY SUNDAY &

Pree

Dijon 5 sab thd! |

‘.
THE TRIBUNE

a > 5 LIBBY’S
Sn, ee | WHOLE KERNEL

CORN
SLICED

BEETS

_ 15 02z.

fee?

CAMPBELL'S
SUPERIORE

myc ated
MEATBALLS

HELLMANN’S
REGULAR

FRANCO AMERICAN SPAGHETTI
W/MEATBALLS 7 OZ. 99¢

ARMOUR

VIENNA _

Cay Cay
Behe edly ~

TOP RAMEN : 3
atte " DRESSINGS

CHEF CHOICE |
VEGETABLE )
“OL f

2.5 Gal.

JUICE BOWL

JUICES

APPLE

JUICY GELS \
SNACK ©
PUDDINGS |,

4 PK,

GENERIC

enol

Non-Concentrated

FABRIC
SOFTENER

er Tsay



THE TRIBUNE







TRAY PACK

CHICKEN
DRUM-
STICKS

B By DAVID ROYSE
Associated Press Writer




TALLAHASSEE, Florida
(AP) — Some uninsured Flori-
da residents may be able to
more easily get health care
coverage under legislation
signed Wednesday by Gover-
nor Charlie Crist.

The new law lets insurance
companies offer scaled-back
health plans without all the
usually required coverages.
That might make insurance
available to some people for
as little as $150 a month, Crist
said.

Under the law, some insur-
ance companies will join a state
programme in which they are
required to cover many basic
health care needs, such as
drugs, emergency care and





eae
5

U.S. CHOICE
BONE-IN | BONELESS

BONE-IN
MUTTON ea A Peet
ospitalization, but won’t be

STRIP
sige » ST ys 4 a ce required to pay for many treat-
alg RO i> a ST ma . KS _ ments that insurers generally

~U.S. CHOICE





must cover. Among those
might be mandated coverages
like certain screenings, or cov-
erage of certain transplants.
Insurers said those require-
" ‘e hs ments contribute to rising
‘ health care costs.

“It is not the Cadillac of
health plans, but if offers some-

’ thing very, very important for
the citizens of our state,” said

lela ls

=e i i, 8 a * we “ j Crist, who said shrinking the
iad | $ i * ' werk Mon. € SVAS = number of people in Florida
“ without health insurance, now



about 3.8 million, is one of his
top priorities. “It will take
away a lot of worry.”

The state programme,

IXIE FRESH & WISCONSIN GOLD
| ib. Block Salted & Unsalted
MIT TER ..ecsncessnersere Be 39.

GREEN GIANT, Asst'd 24 az.
PASTA ACCENTS... $5.59

PEPPERIDGE FARM, Asst'd. Layer, 19 oz.





“ALAXY, Sliced, 10 az.

HEESE woescncncc. 1.59 CAKES $3.49
TAMPICO Azst'd. Flavor, gal.
FRUIT PUNCH...........53.29 ED
ie co ty RSS 4s ea ~

OSCAR MAYER
BUN LENGTH

WIENERS

‘BAR-S
SLICED, COOKED

HAM

OSCAR MAYER
BEEF
BOLOGNA

12 oz. | 120z.

1 ib.



WHOLE ROTISSERIE

CHICKENS

FRESH BAKED

“OUND CAKES






SWEET
“4 HARVEST FRESH pA ad lpg
: Arever (26 BROCCOLI PEACHES .,
va NECTARINES
7 e






IDAHO
BAKING
, POTATOES

TOTES



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 98
BUSINESS

known as “Cover Florida,” will

be open to uninsured people -

aged 19-64. Children and the
elderly wouldn’t need it,
because they’re generally eli-
gible for other government
programmes such as Medicaid,
Medicare and the state’s Kid-
Care subsidized insurance pro-
gramme for children. To par-
ticipate, someone has to have

‘been uninsured for six months.

The new law will also allow
insurers who don’t participate
in the state “Cover Florida”
programme to also make

changes that may let them pro- .

vide cheaper policies. Under
that part of the law, organisa-
tions and insurance companies
would be allowed to offer

'scaled-back plans that have

even fewer requirements than
the ones participating in the
state programme.

Small businesses with less
than 50 workers would be able
to take advantage of a variety
of insurance policy options —
and things that aren’t exactly
insurance, like medical savings
accounts — under that part of
the law.

Some critics worried those
plans might not offer enough
consumer protections, but sup-
porters said that plans that
don’t cover everything are bet-
ter than’no insurance at all. |

State law generally has about |

50 mandated coverages for
most health insurance policies.

They range from-requirements .

that-policies must cover some
types of transplants to require-





now in force

ments for the number of days
that women must be allowed

‘to remain in the hospital afte

child birth.

Crist went on the road to ccl-
ebrate the signing of the bill,
heading first to the Ryder
Trauma Center in Miami,
which treats many uninsured
patients and often gets stuck
with the cost. That, in turn, fur-
ther drives up the cost of
health care for everyone,
experts said.

Crist said he hopes the avail-
ability of cheaper coveragé
may reduce the number of
people needing emergency
care, because they will be more
likely to treat problems early.

“One in five Floridians goes

‘ to bed at night worrying about

how to pay for medical care,”
Crist said. “And they wait to
go to the doctor until they have
a medical emergency.”

Later, Crist went to the Uni-
versity Community Area
Health Center, a clinic in north
Tampa.

The bill also allows families
with children who make too
much money to participate in
the KidCare programme to
pay full premiums and get th:
coverage through the pro-
gramme. It also requires insur-

‘ance companies to offer fami-

lies the option to keep unmar
ried adult children enrolled on
their family health policy unti!
age 30.

e Associated Press Write:
Mitch Stacy in Tampa con-
tributed to. this report.





PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

BUSINESS atl

Telecoms licence requires
a ‘50% profit margin’



FROM page 1B

business, we, need some assur- ~

ance that BTC/SRG will not
change its prices at any time, or
refuse to deliver service on
time.”

The proposed PUC licence
would in theory see BTC, and
possibly SRG, act as whole-
salers of fixed-line voice ser-
vices to the new licensee, who
would then re-sell these ser-
vices to the Bahamian public -
business and residential con-
sumers.

Ms Colebrook, in her April
7, 2008, letter to the PUC, said
US-based carriers operated on
a 50 per cent profit margin,
something that the new
Bahamian licensee would
require, too.

“In other words, their cost
of goods sold (network/local
long distance rates etc) is no
more than 50 per cent or what
they sell for,” Ms Colebrook
said.

“If your rate is $0.30 per
minute, our purchase rate
should $0.15 or less. We would
need this margin to cover

IN THE MATTER OF LAND SHARK
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

AND _

IN THE MATTER OF A DEBENTURE AND FIRST
DEMAND LEGAL MORTGAGE OF ALL THOSE
pieces parcels or lots of land being Lots No. 6, 7 & 8 in
Block #1 of the Westward Villas Subdivision situate in
the Western District of the Island of New Providence one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
which said Debenture has been lodged for record at the
Registry of Records in Volume 9849 at pages 549 to 572

NOTICE OF RECEIVERSHIP

TAKE NOTICE that the Public is hereby advised
that LAND SHARK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED (the

Company) is in Receivership.

HLB Galanis: Bain of Shirlaw House, Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas, has been appointed Receivers and

Managers of the Company.

Dated the 13" day of May A._D., 2008.

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas



OF THE BAHAMAS. 2007/CLE/qui/00578

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division ©

‘IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Building
AND

IN THE MATTER of all those three. pide of
land totaling 1.246 Acres situate at the North-
Eastern junction of Bernard Road and Adderley
Street in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Heritage Limited

billing costs, overhead, bad
debt, labour etc.”

The wholesale agreement
between the proposed licensee
and BTC/SRG would have to
be approved by the PUC, and
One World Communications
suggested the two existing car-
riers be subject to fines for
“non-compliance”. It also
urged that the new licensee
should not pay any licence fees
to the PUC until “an accept-
able contract is negotiated”
with BTC/SRG.

One World Gites

tions’ fellow telecoms com-

petitor, Direct Access Inter-

national Bahamas, said a con-
dition in the proposed
reseller’s licence, allowing the
PUC to revoke it with six mon-
th’s notice, needed to be
amended.

Direct Access’s office man-
ager, Carmen Smith, said that
under condition 7 of the pro-
posed resale licence, the PUC
“reserves for itself the right to
revoke a licence upon six
months’ notice, irrespective of
whether a licensee is otherwise

in compliance with any condi-
tion of the licence”.

As a result, she warned:
“Therefore, a licensee will
always be at risk of losing the
licence, even if it has fully com-
plied with all conditions. This
tisk is not fair, and likely will
not be acceptable, to many
entrepreneurs or businesses
that would otherwise seriously
consider becoming licensed
resellers of voice telecommu-
nications services.....

“A licence that can be
revoked at any time for any
reason completely undermines
such certainty, and thus would
be a disincentive to enter the
Bahamas telecommunications
market as a reseller.”

The resale licensee, Direct

Access International Bahamas |

said, would have to either own
or contract billing centre ser-
vices, in addition to entering
into contracts with other tele-
coms providers for billing,
transport and termination ser-
vices, all of which required
commitments greater than six
months in duration.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for the following position
School Year 2008-2009
For Grade 7-12

WINDERMERE HIGH SCHOOL
Savannah Sound, Eleuthera

1 Physical Education

Qualifications:
e Must be born again Christian _,
¢ Must have a, Teacher’s Certificate

e First Degree

e At least 2 years teaching experience

_ Applications should be addressed to:

THE DIRECTOR
WINDERMERE HIGH SCHOOL
P.O.BOX EL 25063
GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS
And should arrive no later than
June 30, 2008

Bahamas Law Enforcement
Co-operative Credit Union Ltd



THE TRIBUNE

LCT TCS TW a

EMCEE RTT EI)

UE) area CTD

GN-682
MINISTRY OF FINANCE

ko CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS

NOTICE

THE BANKS AND TRUST
COMPANIES REGULATION ACT, 2000 .

Notice is hereby given that the Governor,
pursuant to Section 18(1)(a)(iii) of the Banks
and Trust Companies Regulation Act, 2000,
has revoked by Order dated the 13th May,
2008, the restricted trust licence granted to
Atlaw Trustees Limited on the 12th day of
March, 2003, on the grounds that the
company has been dissolved.

Signed
Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank of The Bahamas



Learn to ter Ae



..Entirely Free!
EXCITING SEMINARS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU

READ AND INTERPRET THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF!

The Gospels - Part 1 - 3 Sessions
Tuesday, May 27th (7:00-9:00pm)
Wednesday, May 28th (7:00-9:00pm)
Thursday, May 29th (7:00-9:00pm)

' VENUE.
New Providence Community Centre on Blake ead

REGISTRATION
Provide name, phone number and email address (if possible)



(1) Email to: biblereadingseminar@yahoo.ca
(2) Or call Penny: 325-3177
(3) Or mail information to: P.O. Box N-993,
Nassau, Bahamas
* All expenses are paid for by the
Christadelphian Bible Mission of Canada.

* Light refreshments are served
throughout the seminar.

* Materials included

Make your Bible







UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd. a leading international trust
company has an opening for the position of a



NOTICE OF PETITION

NOTICE. is hereby given _ that
COMMONWEALTH HERITAGE LIMITED of the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (hereinafter called “the
Petitioner”) claims to be the owner of the unencumbered fee
simple in possession of the land hereinafter described, that
is to say: ALL THOSE three parcels of land totaling 1.246
Acres situate at the North-Eastern junction of Bernard Road
and Adderley Street in the. Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and has made application to the Supreme
Court in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas aforesaid
under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to
have its title to the said land investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act.

A Plan of the said land may be inspected during
normal office hours in the following places:-

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

BUILDING .

NOTICE OF
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THE RE WILL NOT BE A SECOND
CALL. AS PER THE CO-OPERATIVE
ACT 2005 SECTION 22

Business Analyst / Programmer

In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

Maintenance and development of accounting related
software

Database development using SQL and VBA
programming

Provide training and second level support to users

We are searching for an individual with a strong background
in relational database modeling and sound knowledge in
software and database development.

Minimum Requirements:

(b) Shadrach A. Morris, Jr. & Co., Chambers,

ShaRon House,

235 Baillou Road,

Nassau, The Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having

The 23" Annual General Meeting of the Bahamas
Law Enforcement Co-operative Credit Union Ltd will
be held on

e 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:

dower or rights of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not
recognized in the Petition shall on or before the expiration
of Thirty (30) days of the last publication file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner and the undersigned a
statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form, verified
by an affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a statement of his or her claim on
or before the Thirty (30) days after the last publication will
operate as a bar to such claim.

Saturday, May 24", 2008

at
9:00 am
at

BA/BSc. degree in MIS, Computer Science or similar
qualification

A basic knowledge in the field of Accounting and/or
Accounting systems would be a plus.

SHADRACH A. MORRIS, JR. & CO.

Holy Trinity Activities Centre
Trinity Way

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:

ShaRon House
235 Baillou Road
P.O. Box N-4421
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner

Stapledon Gardens

Refreshments will be provided



hrbahamas@ubs.com _ or



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



* THE TRIBUNE



A SINE Se ei
Cell phone customers
may receive fee break

lm By JOHN DUNBAR
Associated Press Writer

_ WASHINGTON (AP) —
The government is quietly
negotiating to help cell phone
customers avoid expensive fees
when they cancel contracts
with wireless companies, The
Associated Press has learned.

Cell phone companies rou-
tinely charge customers $175
or more for quitting their ser-
vice early.

Under a proposal to the
Federal Communications

Commission, the wireless :

industry would give consumers
the opportunity to cancel ser-
vice without any penalty for
up to 30 days after they sign a
cell phone contract or until 10
days after they receive their
first bill.

The proposal also would cap
such fees and reduce them
month by month over the
course of a contract based on
how long customers have left,
according to people familiar
with the offer speaking on con-
dition of anonymity because
the FCC has not accepted it.
The plan would not abolish
cancellation fees entirely and
would not refund such fees to
anyone who paid them.

‘In exchance for the govern-
ment’s approval, the agree-
ment would let cell phone
companies off the hook in state
courts where they are being
sued for billions of dollars by
angry customers. If approved
by the FCC, the proposal also
would take away the authority
of states to regulate the
charges, known as early termi-
nation fees.

Lawyers representing cus-’

tomers who are suing over the
fees are strongly opposed.
“It’s Christmas in May for
the companies,” said Pamela
Gilbert, an attorney with
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, a
Washington D.C.-based law
firm working on one of the
class action lawsuits against the
industry. a ;

She said if the FCC agreed, ::

TMi



_ The Bahamas Dental Act, 1989 requires that all persons practicing in the dental
profession in The Bahamas be registered and licensed with the Bahamas Dental



to the proposal, it would save
cell phone companies hun-
dreds of millions of dollars.
“The people left holding the
bag are the millions of people

-who paid illegal ETFs (termi-

nation fees) and now will nev-
er get their money back,” she
said.

The nation’s No. 2 wireless
company, Verizon Wireless,
offered the proposal to the
FCC for its review after high-
level meetings with senior FCC
officials. It did so in consulta-
tion with other leading wire-
less companies, whose execu-
tives indicated they would not
oppose its provisions, people
familiar with the offer told the
AP.

The FCC declined to com-
ment. (8

Consumers who have paid

_ such fees describe them as

exorbitant.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Ric
Causey of Allen, Texas, who
paid $600 in termination fees
to Sprint on contracts for three
cell phones after he canceled
service because of what he said
was poor reception around
Dallas.

“T understand the fine print,
but I ended up paying $200 per
phone just to switch service,”
Causey said. He complained
to executives to no avail. “I
never got any satisfaction,” he
said. “I figured I’d deal with it

later, but I never got reim- ~

bursed.”

Causey, a freelance video
producer, said he never imag-
ined refusing to pay the fees
out of fear it would hurt his
credit rating.

Wireless companies said the
cancellation fees are necessary

to recover the cost of cell .

phones, which they subsidize
under long-term service con-
tracts, and to defray their costs
for signing up new customers.
Consumer groups said the fees
are unreasonable and intended
to discourage customers from
switching. among providers.
The expensive fees have led
to’class-action lawsuits in sev-



Council. The qualifications for each profession 4s outlined:

A DENTIST is a healthcare professional who has obtained qualifications in either
Doctor of Dental Surgery (), Doctor of Dental Medicine (), Bachelor of Dentistry
(), Bachelor of Dental Science (), or Bachelor of Dental Surgery/Chirurgiae ) or
(Q or equivalent. Once an individual has attain such qualifications and has completed
at least 4 years of postgraduate study, or generally, 2 years of clinical experience
working with patients in an educational setting, he is eligible for practice.

A dental hygienist is a person who specializes in preventive , typically but not
limited to focusing on techniques in . Local dental regulations printed in the
Bahamas Dental Act/Regulations determine the duties hygienists are able to
perform. Some of the.common procedures are taking of , placement of , scaling,
root planting and-cleaning and in most jurisdictions, a Hygienists work the general
supervision of a Dentist. In order to become a Dental Hygienist, one must complete
a two-year degree after science and general education prerequisites. However,
there are also four-year and six-year degrees in dental hygiene.

A Dental technician is a member of the dental team, also. Once given a written
work order, he/she produces dental appliances such as a removable prosthesis,
including , and fixed prostheses, such as. and. Dental technicians manipulate
and other , , , in order to custom manufacture dental appliances and indirect that
will exactly fit a patient. A dental technician may not perform any service directly
on a patient. Dental laboratory technicians receive either an associate degree or
a certificate after having completed a two-year program at a community college,
vocational school, technical college, university or dental school. There also are
‘a few programs that offer a four-year baccalaureate in dental technology.

eral states and legislative pro-
posals on Capitol Hill and in
state legislatures around the
country. .

The industry’s proposal
would link cancellation fees to
actual costs incurred by a wire-
less company, and it would
require companies to prorate
any fees over the course of the
contract. Verizon Wireless cur-
rently reduces such fees but
never below $60. Other major
providers, including AT&T
Inc., have announced plans to
prorate fees.

The proposal also would
prohibit a wireless company
from imposing a termination
fee on customers, who change

terms of their contract or end ©

one contract period and begin
another.

Verizon Wireless is a joint
venture between Verizon
Communications Inc..and the
Vodafone Group PLC of
Britain. Verizon Wireless, with
about 66 million subscribers,
is the second-largest wireless
company behind AT&T Inc.,
with 70 million customers.

The wireless industry is
increasingly worried about a
series of long-running, class-
action lawsuits in state courts.
One lawsuit against Sprint
Nextel is under way in Cali-
fornia, and plaintiffs in ‘a New
York case in arbitration are
seeking $1 billion in refunds.

Federal law prohibits states
from regulating wireless rates
but gives them authority over

‘some terms and conditions

under wireless contracts. The
industry’s Washington lobby-
ing group, CTIA, previously
asked the FCC to consider can-

‘cellation fees to be rates, which

would preclude state govern-
ments and courts from any
jurisdiction over them.

‘fn September, Sens: Amy
Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jay
Rockefeller, D-W.Va., intro-
duced the “Cell Phone Con-
sumer Empowerment Act,”
which would require prorated
fees and.a 30-day window for
customers to exit a contract. ©



The following list of Dentists obtained
Licenses under Section 10 of the Dental Act,
1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

ADDERLEY
ALLEYNE
ALMIRA

’ ALMIRA
ARANHA
ARCHER

BACCHUS
BAIN
BAIN’
BASTIAN
BASTIAN
BAZARD
BETHEL
BONAMY

CAMBRIDGE
CLARKE
CONLIFFE
COVE

COVE
CRAWFORD
CUMBERBATCH

~ DAVIES
DAVIS

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 11B

ni

Living Beyond Cancer Suppo Group
_ SATURDAY MAY 31ST, 2008

10:00am. to 4:00p.m.
Cancer Caring Centre
523574482 or 324-444]

East Terrace, 2 doors South of ZNS

ALL ARE WELCOME |



"Mittd, Bedy & Soul’

CELEBRATE LIFE, RELAX
& REJUVENATE yourself! .

“1. Nutrition, are you eating healthy?
.2. Skin cancer and what are the

symptoms?
3. A facial demonstration.

4. Relationships and food for your

soul.

Straw work, jewelry atid protnetiorial iberis
will be ort sale. Marticures will also be available.



OFFICIAL GAZETTE
Bahamas Dental Council

Catherine
Kenneth
Dindo
Maria
Artherine
Jacqulin

Olga

Kay
Larry
Karen
Wesley
Dante |
Marsha
Therese

Sythela .
Antoine .
Vaughan
Norman
Sandra
Ricardo
Brasil

Mark
Anthony

FREE LUNCH

Designed by Hahathas web portal

www. bahathaswebportal.coth

NEWBOLD

PEARCE
PERCENTIE
PICKSTOCK

RASHAD
REID
RICHARDSON
RICHARDSON
ROLLINS
ROMER
ROUSSOS
RUSSELL
RYAN

SAWYER
SCAVELLA.
SEYMOUR
STRACHAN
STUART
SWEETING

THEOPHILUS
THOMPSON
TILBERG

VANDERPOOL
VARGA
VASSELL

WARREN
WOOD

Kenworth

Shequel
Leatendore
Joyous

Munir
Charlene
Kimberley
Osmond
Sylvester
Hayward
Desiree
Lofton
Michael

. Marlene
Tavette
Copelin
Ellen
Wendy
Sidney

Julius
Woodley
Todd

Cyril
Christopher
Danette

Annette
Cynthia





KING
KNOWLES
LIGHTBOURN
LOCKHART

Valencia
Giselle
Indirah
Mika
MOXEY Austia
ROBARDS
ROLLE
RUTHERFORD

Leah
- Sanna
Jerice

SANDS. *
SINCLAIR
SMITH
SUTHERLAND
SYMMONETT

Lesia
Barrington
Giovanna
Shannon
Della-Reese

WARD ° Jill

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

OFFICIAL GAZETTE’
Bahamas Dental Council

The following list of Dental Technicians
obtained Licenses under Section 14 of the
Dental Act, 1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

32. (3) Any person not being a dentist who -. ENEAS Ir

Erskine

Cleveland
Rosamund



(a) assumes or uses any name, title or description implying that he is entitled

to be recognized as a person authorized or qualified to practice as a dentist; ' HIGGS

FERGUSON
FORBES
FRANCIS
FRANCIS

FRANKS

Sparkman
Charles
Emmanuel
Welmilya
Russane

Danny

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

TAYLOR Leonard

(b) advertises or holds himself out as a person authorized or qualified to
THEOPHILUS SR. Eneas

practice as a dentist; or

WEECH Irwin

(c) practices as a dentist, is guilty of an offence and liable on summary
conviction......

GIBSON” Gill OFFICIAL GAZETTE

Melanie Bahamas Dental Council

Richard

HALKITIS
HOLFORD



(4) Any dental auxiliary who performs dental services other than those in
respect of which he is registered under this Act, or performs dental services
otherwise than in accordance with this Act is guilty of an offence and liable on
summary conviction.....:.

The following list of Dental Hygienists
obtained Licenses under Section 14 of the
Dental Act, 1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

IFERENTA Renee

Elexis
Karen

JOFFRE
JOHNSON BAIN
BARRY
BEAL
BOWE

BROOKS

Raynell
Deborah
Claudette
Carol
Cheryl

33. (1) Subject to subsection (3), a person who, for the purpose of practicing
dentistry or performing dental services, has in his possession or control dental
health appliances, equipment or supplies is guilty of an offence and liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars
or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.

KNOWLES Hadassah

OFFICIAL GAZETTE

EEE ‘ yaa Bahamas Dental Council

LEWIS Kirk
LEWIS Nigel
LOCKHART Hiram
LOUIS John
LOUIS John
LUNDY II Leo
MACKEY Michelle
MAJOR Kendal
MAJOR Michelle
McCARTNEY Cyd
McIVER Kareem
McIVER Veronica
McWEENEY Vincent
MORTEMORE Tanya
MUNROE Derwin

DORSETT Amy

DUNCOMBE June The following list of Dental Nurse obtained

License under Section 14 of the Dental Act,

2) For the purposes of subsection (1) possessi trol of dental health
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) possession or control of dental hea! 1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

appliances, equipment or supplies by a person is prima facie evidence that the
possession or control is for the purpose of practising dentistry or performing
dental services by that person in contravention of this section.

FORBES
FORBES

Samantha

Sonia FERGUSON Lagloria
Samantha
Jacqueline

Jeanette

GAITOR
GIBSON

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to the possession or control of dental health GREEN

appliances, equipment or supplies by-



INGRAHAM Margot

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

(a) a person registered under this Act;
(b) a person dealing in dental appliances, equipment or supplies; or
(c) a person permitted by the Council to have such possession or control.

JOHNSON
JONES

Denise
Gurceille





PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



EO TTS SS a Ta
$65m spent on Container Port's latest expansion

FROM page 1B

the international currency mar-
kets, meant it was becoming
increasingly expensive for the
Freeport Container Port to
purchase/hire specialist con-
struction equipment from
Europe.

The Tribune’s source said
this meant Phase V’s ultimate
costs, when fully completed in
two years’ time, would be “well
in excess” of the original $250
million estimate.

“They’ve probably spent $65

million since last December,”

the source said of Freeport
Container Port’s Phase V
investment, which will ulti-
mately add 500 metres of quay
space and six cranes.

Phase V is seen as adding

additional docking and wharf
space to help Freeport Con-
tainer Port, which the source
said was “booming” in terms of
container throughput and
“above capacity right now”.
Tribune Business revealed
on Tuesday how Freeport
Container Port’s 2007 operat-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JULIUS RICARDO SMITH
of KOOL ACRES, P.O: BOX FH-14063, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for roalsteation 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.

15th day of Ma
Nationality and
Bahamas.

2008 to the Minister responsible for
itizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,



ing income decreased by 10 per
cent, despite its throughput 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
majority shareholder, Hutchi-
son Whampoa, which also dis-
closed 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 Contain-
er Port in February 2008 to “its
strategic minority sharehold-
er”. This reduced the Hong
Kong-based conglomerate’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 operating
income decreased by 10 per
cent,” Hutchison Whampoa
said.

“An expansion project to
ease congestion at peak times,
and. to handle additional
demand, commenced 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 inter-
est to its strategic minority
shareholder, and the Ports divi-
sion 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 current staff
complement of 864, and
involve a $250 million invest-
ment.

Financing is key issue for $100m cruise port

FROM page 1B

the construction and operation
of a new cruise terminal in
Grand Bahama. There are var-

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays

ious parties involved.”

The source said a new cruise
port was pegged to cost “in
excess of $100 million”, and
“someone’s got to pay for it”.
Who pays, and how much, is
understood to be a key issue
yet to be decided, along
obtaining a commitment from
the cruise lines to call more
frequently on Freeport for the
project to make economic
sense.

Without such a commitment,
the 145-150 calls per year by
cruise ships that Freeport cur-

rently received will not be '
.enough to make a new port

economically viable. The Tri-

the frequency of cruise ship
calls would have to increase
significantly.

Another issue to be decid-
ed, this newspaper under-
stands, is how many berths the
new cruise port should have,
given that the cost of con-
struction per berth increases
the more there are.

Yet obtaining a commitment
from the cruise lines would
encourage the Grand Bahama
tourism industry - excursion
operators, transportation and
tour providers, straw vendors,

retailers, restaurants and oth-
ers - to upgrade their product
to give the ships an incentive to
visit Freeport by “creating a
destination”.

“It requires a major com-
mitment from the cruise lines
to create a destination,” The
Tribune’s source said. “Every-
one recognises the importance
of the cruise business to the
island and its economy, and
the parties will do their best to
bring the talks to a successful
conclusion as soon as they
can.” ;

NOTICE

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT NOTICE
SALE by TENDER

_ The following vehicles are offered for sale:

Plate Number Year Make

1823
1829

1830

2173

1599

1820

W211 JAAS EE ents
EIAF2--- pts ae
' T1168

T1151

T1167

2001

1997
1997
1997
2000
1995
1997
1997
1997
1997
1997.
1997
1999

Nissan AD Wagon
Nissan AD Wagon
Nissan AD Wagon
Nissan AD Wagon
Chevy Cavalier
Kia Pride

Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
F150 P/U Truck
Ford Ranger
Pregio Bus

These vehicles can be viewed by contacting
. Superintendent David ‘Beneby at Customs
Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, telephone
number 326-4401 during the hours. of
Sam and 5pm, Monday thrugh — Friday.
Sealed Tenders should be addressed:

Tender for Vehicles
Comptroller of Customs (Acting)
P.O. Box N-155

Nassau, The Bahamas

Tenders are to be submitted no later than 5pm on
May 30th, 2008. The Comptroller reserves the right
to reject any or all tenders.





COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Equity Side
, NOTICE
THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969

The Petition of PEARLINE BULLARD AND DORIS STURRUP |

both of: the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in the Settlement of
George Town in the Island of Exuma one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and being Lot Number 137 and
bounded on the NORTH by a ten (10) feet wide public road in the
said Settlement of George Town and running thereon Ninety-six and
Ninety Hundredths (96.90) feet on the EAST by Lot Number One
Hundred and Thirty-eight (138) of the said Settlement of George
Town and running thereon One Hundred and Nine and Sixty-one
Hundredths (109.61) feet SOUTH by Lot Number One Hundred
and Forty-two (142) of the said Settlement and running thereon

Ninety-seven and Twenty-five Hundredths (97.25) feet, WEST by ,
Lot Number One Hundred and Thirty-six (136) and running thereon |
One Hundred and Sere and’ Deven -two Hundredths a 72)

feet:

The Petitioners, PEARLINE BULLARD AND DORIS STURRUP,
claim to be the owners of the fee simple estate in possession of the

. pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioners

have made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959,
to have their title to the said land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in acaougance with the provisions of the said
Act.

Copies of the field plan ray be inspected goes normal office hours
at:-

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

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of '

dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the said
Petition shall-on or before the 21st day of July, A.D. 2008 file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement
of Claim in the prescribed form verified by an’Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement
of Claim on or before the 2Ist day of July, A.D. 2008 will operate
asabartosuchclaim. —

HOPE STRACHAN & CO
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, Bahamas

bune has been informed that

NOTICE is hereby given that ANTHONY CHARLES
of ELSIDE ESTATE OFF MACKEY STREET, SOUTH
BEACH, P.O. BOX N-772, 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 22ND 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 DERECK ALCINOR. of
DOMINGO HEIGHTS, SOUTH BEACH, P.O. BOX
N-10103, 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 15th 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 EVELYN EUGENE of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is-applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,

for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, afd 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 15th day of May 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PRIVATE VALUE ALTERNATIVE FUND LIMITED (SAC) is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business Companies
' Act 2000 s.137 and section 45 of the Segregated Accounts Companies
Act, Chapter 396C.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 19, 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 23rd 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



N.C.S

Nassau Courier Service & Purchasing Agent
“We Move Cargo’
Servicing the Family Island for over ten years!
We do Pick-ups from all your Favorite Stores.

PLACE YOUR ORDER EVERY FRIDAY AND PICK UP ON TUESDAYS

“BRING YOUR BIN TO PUT IT IN”
$10 - $50 BINS.

Have your orders
shipped to
or dropped of at:
Nassau Courier & Purchasing Agent
850 S.W. 34th Street,
Ft, Lauderdale Zip 33315
(with your name or your company’s name) |

Email Your Request to nassaucourier@live.com
Phone (242) 393-6869 or (226-2929)

Ask for Mike or Lisa

WE SHOP
WHOLESALE!





THE TRIBUNE



Bahamians

urged to lose

trade fears

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHAMIANS need to get
away from their fear of the
world as it relates ‘to interna-
tional trade, the minister of
state for finance, Zhivargo
Laing, said yesterday.

“If you say that you don’t

want others to come here and
compete with me, you already
say that you are not as good
as other people,” he told the
business community at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s Annunal General
Meeting.
. Mr Laing said Bahamian
workers and businesses should
not be afraid of anyone, and
should aspire to be world con-
tenders.

He added, though, that the
Bahamas was a small country,
and it simply did not have
expertise in certain areas.

“We have inefficiences in
our own econ: mic operations
that we simply have to get rid
of, whether in the private or
public sector, ‘and barriers to
our own advancements,” Mr

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays



Laing said.

He pointed out that in sign-
ing trade agreements, Bahami-
ans should always look to the
opportunities they can glean
from them.

The Bahamas can no longer
pursue trade policy in the hap-
hazard manner it has done
before, Mr. Laing said.

In particular, the minister
expressed the view that it
would have been to the
Bahamas’ definite advantage
to have proceeded and
finalised its accession to full
membership into the World
Trade Organisation, back in
2000, when it expressed its ini-
tial interest and submitted its
Memorandum. of Trade
Regime.

Mr Laing said WTO mem- '
bership would have given the »
‘Bahamas a much-needed

insight into the trade agree-
ments and negotiations the
country is now participating in,
with that status providing the
foundations upon which it
could negotiate.

Mr Laing said the. Govern-

ment will be implementing a |

number of measures as it
relates to trade, and bolster-
ing the Bahamas’ negotiating
capacity.

This will include the creation
of an International Trade Unit
in the Ministry of Finance,
whose staff will have full-time
responsibility for monitoring
and consulting the private sec-

‘tor on trade issues.

Mr Laing added that the unit
will liaise with the College of
the Bahamas, which will con-
duct research on trade-related
matters, as well as engage con-
sultants in the area;-both

domestically and internation-
ally. Mr Laing said the Gov-
ernment is seeking to increase
the level of human resources in
this area.

The minister added that the
Government would like to
improve the Bahamas Trade
Commission by having one
representative from each
industry appointed to the body,
which would facilitate consul-
tation on trade matters.

The minister explained that
with negotiations on the Free
Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA) stalled, and Bahami-
an WTO memebrship a work
in progress, the only current
agreement on the table is the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) with the Euro-
pean Union.

Mr Laing explained that the
services offers from the

Bahamas and:Haiti on the:
EPA were due by the end of .
. June. He said that once the

document has ‘undergone its
vetting process, the offer
should be available for public
access.

However, he also pointed
out that the Bahamas will have

to determine fairly soon where.
' it stands on the Caribbean

Basin Initiative (CBI) and
Caribcan agreements - the
agreements governing its trade
relations with the US and
Canada respectively - which he

said will likely have to be ©

amended to reflect WTO

Tequirements.

Mr Laing also expressed
regret that the Bahamian peo-
ple were left “clueless” until
the last minute regarding the
necessity to make services and
goods offers for the EPA.

“Being informed about local news, sports,

entertainment and world events is important to

me. The Tribune is my choice for news and

information. The Tribune is my newspaper.”

JASON RAHMING
CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN

Purchase The Tribune from your
local store or street vendor.

The Tribune

My Voice. My Vlew;



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 13B

THE BAHAMAS

SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BH-L1003

VICE PRESIDENT/CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION, BTVI

The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education &
Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at
improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour force. Part proceeds of this
Joan is being used to Restructure, Reposition, and Reorganize BTV] into a recognized institute for
technical and career educational development. In support of this initiative, and the direction of
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, BITVI requires the services of a VP, Career &
Technical Education.

The VP. Career & Technical Education is a senior and integral part of the administrative
team. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development of goals, operating plans
and objectives of the Institute /College and assist in coordinating and ditecting activities to
achieve these objectives,

Qualified persons interested in fulfilling the role detailed below are invited to apply:

1.
2,
3.

4,

5s

6.

7,
8.
9,
10.
11.
12.

Position reports directly to the President/ Manager, BTVI.

Serve as industry liaison with Business Community, Board of Trustees.

Work closely with the President of the Institute.in assuring that the development
goals of the institute / college are met.

Serve as spokesperson for the institute to diverse audiences, including industry
leader and partners, communication media, donor, community organizations,
students and parents. :

- To assist in working consistently towards the growth, development and promotion

of the institute.

To collaborate with industry to enhance the development of the Institute, staff,
programmes and physical resources.

To assist with the guidance and motivation of staff in the performance of their duties.
To promote a positive image of Technical/ Vocational education.

To assist with conducting meetings with administrators, general staff and students.
To assist with the coordination and preparation of the annual budget.

To represent the Manager / President where necessary.

Responsible for other special tasks, project or assignments as assigned by the
Manager/ President.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE.
Doctorate in Education preferred, but minimum of a Master’s degree in Educational
Leadership, Business or related discipline considered.
Five to Ten (5-10) years of leadership, supervision or management experience. _
Must possess strong leadership ability, supervisory expenetice and willingness to accept
responsibility.
Must have excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills:

All interested persons must submit Curricntenn Vitae/ Resumes so as to arrive no later than
Friday, May 30, 2008 and addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P. O. Box N 3913/14

Thompson Boulevard

Nassau, The Bahamas

Attention: John Haughton

IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748

Fax: (242) 325-4660

Email: jhaughtonidbproject@yahoo.com

MINISTRY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
RESIDENTIAL CARE ESTABLISHEMENTS

LICENSING AUTHORITY

LICENSED AND REGISTERED FACILITIES

The Resedential Care Establishemnt Licensing Authority ©
would like to advise the public that the following Residential

Care Facilities are duly licensed and registered to operate

in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

1. Teen Challenge

2. AShepherd’s Nook

3. Coastline Community Care
4. Naomi Christie Centre

5. Twilight Home for the Elderly

6. Bilney Lane Children’s Home

7. The Nazareth Centre

8. Mary Ingraham Intergenerational Centre

9. Ranfurly Home for Children

10. Links Safe House

11. Elizabeh Estates Children Home

12. Great Commission Ministries (Faith House)
13. Great Commission Ministries (Hope House)
14. A& A Comfort Care |

15. Burrows Home for the Aged (Grand Bahama)
16. Old Bright Mission Home (Cat Island) +

17. Central Home for the Elderly (Grand Bahama)
18. Raybertha’s Senior Citizen’s Home (Grand Bahama)
19. The Haven |

20. Soldier Road Senior Citizen’s Home

21. Demetrius Centre





a
e

en

PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE





Airline to start charging



@ By DAVID KOENIG
Associated Press Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas

(AP) — American Airlines °

will start charging $15 for the
first checked bag, cut domestic
flights and lay off possibly
thousands of workers as it
grapples with record-high fuel
prices.

Rival Delta has no current
plans to match American’s fee

for the first checked bag, a
spokeswoman said.

American, the nation’s
largest carrier, said Wednes-
day the fee for the first
checked bag starts June 15 and
that it would raise other fees
for services ranging from reser-
vation help to oversized bags.
The other fees will mostly
range from $5 to $50 per ser-
vice, the airline said.

Last month American

announced it would join other
carriers in charging $25 for sec-
ond bags checked for some
passengers, but it wasn’t imme-
diately clear how Wednesday’s
announcement would affect
that. Its proposed fee for a first
checked bag would exempt
people who belong to elite lev-
els of its frequent flyer pro-

grammes, those who bought -

full-fare tickets and those trav-
eling overseas.

SECOND NOTICE

Delta Air Lines Incorporat-
ed spokeswoman Betsy Talton
said the Atlanta-based airline
is considering all of its options
in light of $130-a-barrel oil, but
has no plans “at this time” to
match the $15 fee American
announced.

Fees

Chairman and Chief Exec-
utive Gerard J Arpey said he
expects the new or raised fees

will raise several hundred mil- °

lion dollars, but that was the

- best estimate he would give.

The changes were being
made to adapt to “the current

or the first checked bag

growth and high oil prices,”

Arpey said. He said the fees
are an effort to get customers
to pay for services they want.

Arpey didn’t put a figure on
the layoffs, but when asked
whether he expected the fig-
ure to be in the thousands he
said yes.

American plans to cut
domestic flight capacity by 11
per cent to 12 per cent in the
fourth quarter. American had
previously expected fourth-
quarter capacity to fall 4.6 per
cent from the same period in
2007. :

Parent AMR Corporation
said reduced flying will lead to
an undisclosed number of job



cuts at both American and its
American Eagle subsidiary.

AMR expects to retire 45 to °
50 planes from its fleet, most of
them gas-guzzling MD‘80 air-
craft. Those were the plane
grounded for faulty wiring last
month.

American said rising oil
prices have increased its
expected annual fuel costs by
nearly $3 billion since the start
of the year.

AMR shares tumbled $1.42,
or 17.2 per cent, to $6.78 after
the announcement which came
as its shareholders gathered for
their annual meeting. They
sank to a 52-week low of $6.72
earlier in the session.

OAS SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT 2009
Meade for Application is 30 May, 200s

The Naniary of Foreign Affairs announces that rrlications for the captioned
fellowship at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels, for the 2009-2010 academic
year will be accepted until 30 May, 2008.

Applications will be accepted in the fields of study related to the OAS priority
development areas of Social Development and the creation of productive
employment, Education, Economic diversification and integration, trade
liberalization and market access, Scientific development and exchange &
transfer of Technology, Strengthening of democratic institution, Sustainable
development of tourism, Sustainable development and the environment, culture.

Candidates are required to be citizens or permanent residents in,;OAS member
states, produce transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.00, passport photos (3),
current medical certificate, Three (3) statements of Recommendations from
Professors/Lectures, Copies of Academic qualifications and copies of pages
one through three POE MET with visa page ot apps an S passport.

Abplicakibng can be obtained fot the OAS website at www.oas. org. Applications

should be completed electronically and printed out, or downloaded and filled

in typewritten format. All application forms must be presented in triplicate at
_ the Ministry along with the supporting documents. .

_ Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Technical Assistance
Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at telephone number
356-5956/9, or by email to technicalassistance@mfabahamas.org.

NOTICE

LAND AND BUILDING FOR SALE

Land Shark Divers Resort Hotel
(In Receivership)
is for sale »

bet piece of areal 6 or lot of land located on West Bay Street having an
area of 23,400 sq.ft being lot numbers 6, 7 and 8. Block #2 situated in the
subdivision known as Westward Villas, the said subdivision situated in the
~ western district of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This two storey
structure is comprised of 40 rooms, kitchen, open dining area, bar and
- swimmingpoolwithabuildingsizeofapproximately 12,280sq.ft.This buildingis
equipped with air conditioning units and is elevated to prevent the
possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual
heavy rainy periods.

Serious prospective purchasers who would like to tour the property prior to
bidding should contact the Hotel Manager at (242) 327-6364 between 9:00am
and 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday.

_ All offers should be made in writing in a sealed envelope addressed to:
Mr. John S. Bain, Receiver & Manager
HLB Galanis Bain, Shirlaw House, Shirley Street
P.O. Box N-3205 Nassau, Bahamas
Marked:”Tender-Land Shark Dive Resort in Receivership.”

Offers must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, May 30th, 2008.

Each bid should be considered a bonifide offer to purchase and shall be
' binding upon the bidder after submission to us

The Receivers reserve the right to reject any and all offers.



reality of slow economic

A multi facetted communications/consulting company that is
currently undérgoing market expansion wishes to employ
experienced commission sales executive. The ideal person
would have a minimum of three years in commission sales;
have their own private vehicle. We are looking for excellent
communicators that are driven. Candidates must have computer
skills and be able prepare pyblie presentations on behalf of
companies clients.

A degree in marketing or business is preferred but not a must.

Persons interested should submit CV’s and reference letters to:

DA#6282
P.O. Box'N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas

by May 31, 2008.

Ref, 3156 TOYOTA p Ref, 3155 oO
SPRINTER MARINOFOB: $ 1,300 B COROLLA

Ref, 3189 TOYOTA _ USSt300
Fos: $1,170) B: $7,
4994 1,500cc AT PETROL Ce Boboc AT PETROL

Ref. 3387 NISSAN
$f, SUNNY FOB:
4994 1,800cc AT PETROL

1997 1,500cc AT PETROL

Ref. 3t is TOYOTA, USS 200-Hl Ret 3190 TOvOTA Ref. 3368 NISSAN ’ Ref, 3134 MITSUBISHI :
STAR roe: $990 WM cstivAeMINA Foe: $1,200B SERENA £08: $7, 2501 CANTER B: $6,600
i967 t 300ce AT PETROL 1992 2, a0ee AT DIESEL 1994 2,000cc AT PETROL 4998 3,600cc MT DIESEL 2ton DUMP

250 alte available on the website!

www. picknbuy24. com

2-21-6 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan ;
Call Masato or Jun! Tel: +81-3-5440-6414 Fax: +81-3-5440-2720 Chairman =

AGASTA CO., LTD.

Email: pboffer@picknbuy24.com Misa Matsuzaki
Listed: Tokyo Stock Exchange #3330

Ref. ee
TOYOTA IPSUM

Ref. 3560 Fop-us$3, 900
1997 2,000cc AT PETROL

Taare HILUX SURF
1994 3,000cce AT DIESEL

e er na
INTER TOYOTA 27 onus
1995 1, Botee AT BR oh 1995 1,500cc AT PETROL

* Price: after discount “FOB” does not include shipping cost and insurance.
Saloon: US$1,600 4WD: US$2,500 Wagon: US$2,500





THE TRIBUNE.

MAK aR dakd edie kaddasesadcaced:

SSS aaa Oa

S Wulicaicrdciacthecd i ahnenatat
gs (Aeaaaecacas ceancecencta endear tia earned

The lower foor consist of th,
ining and. kitchen area t

idk i peel ceiashea nee ain haptic h in Blak prea

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 15B

FREEPORT

AGUA U'PANNANAGAONEAAANEDAAAANAUAANRNAUNGHEALUNUTARNANGAAUNANARORACHARKARARDNAASDUNANAUORRCRANRAADANNAGASNAARHADNRS Abneat VENULGRURROVONREROUERERNUNACHORUDORNNACHORERGERRUAG RODEN NNR OAGKONeAAUbaaC Renan:

Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
_ Appraleak: $219,61 4.00

(vou duavinunuasiunsuuahasincasnavacaeQuashavsvxninshupiuduaseasaneaniusainn

ides lndsitiis tad datos sdichaaasn imaialn daaiaias avant bain obicueneseeeie incest dncdieasal oa aosibisamsosabtie mveasbeceeabathodantesaedana



c=



PAGE 16B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE







BUSINESS

47 LCD fe

my



























4” L Li CD for

00

1 6

eee = WG
Your Time is Now.
The UM Executive MBA Program iin the Bahamas

If you are an experience professional ready to lead at a higher level, now is the time to
earn an MBA from the University of Miami.





e Saturday schedule enables professionals to e Students attend a one-week course.on the

earn their MBA without career interruption .. Coral Gables campus — all expenses paid

¢ Executive-style classroom, exclusive toe: e Fellowships of $17,088 will be awarded to all
Bahamian MBA students, at the College of the admitted students who:meet required criteria
Bahamas e First offered in 1976 and accredited by

who... AACSB International the Association to



e Taught by the same distinguished fact

teach at the main campus _ Pa “Advance Collegiate Schools of Business;
© Integrates practic al experience, sy the most prestigious business school :
comprehensive business theory, and aspects ie pectealation agen

of international business

Q&A SESSION SESSION

Thursday, May 29 at 6:00 P.M.
College of the Bahamas, Classroom B27

RSVP: 305-284-4607 -
mba@miami.edu | www.bus.miami.edu/grad

Pictured in the photo from left to right is;
Lamarque Drew, Personal Banking Officer, Main Branch, Randol Dorsett, Winner,
Indira Rolle, Assistant Manager, Public Relations, Kevin McKinney, Branch Manager.



| during the :
month of May! Open an account today and you
, : | could be a winner in he Scotiabank







242-461-1000 | www.babfinancial.com

Freeport 242-352-7209 Exuma 242-336-3035 Abaco 242-367-6501

Britis
ene h

STRENENED F976

American



Rn PAP ee ee aL ee

es. lt Ot et Leeuw thf

Financial Solutions for Life!
MORTGAGES « MUTUAL FUNDS « LIFE INSURANCE « HEALTH INSURANCE
AWHUITIES & PENSION PLANS « FINANCIAL PLANNING & INVESTMENTS







BS

:

seers
DER aS:

.
i
ror



te we ¥ - ils Bid ane




we . atekede ib Let eos a



PAGE 2, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




casogrgocwse 5 OTe

1989 - 2003







» A true angel in disguise. You brought ha pea and light in

A :
> any place of sorrow and darkness. On this day, we don’t only”) [
emember your death, but we continue to celebrate your lifeand’’ J i) a) y Il Of (| )
‘the many fond memories that you left us with. You may be gon $

ut will NEVER be forgotten for you live in our minds and
re hearts. From your loving mother and father Khristine and*
Vincent Wring II, your big brothers Vincent Wring III, Le’ jon’
* Ferguson, Craig -Gibsdn,’ Anwar Godet, Dion ‘Archer and
~others, and from the rest of the family. WE LOVE YOU




















IN LOVING MEMORY
Hansel James Pratt
1932-2007

Blessed are those who die. in the Lord,
they are blessed indeed, for they will rest

— a A
Vi RU é con oe Mee work; for their good deeds

With â„¢ alarming rate of approx. 1200 / To our father, grandfather, great grand
new viruses each month Gace : : 4 father, brother, uncle friend & teacher.

Are You Protected ?






Not so long ago were here with all of u

we now rejoice with you in celebrati




Offer valid from 4/24/08 - 5/9/08
Sadoc Computers Ltd. Call 356-4455








THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

tor bute

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 3

‘Oo

ne moar te Peter coopat LB.

It is Sunday, May 18th, 2008. The time is
approximately. 1 o'clock in the afternoon.

My cell-phone rings. It is a call to inform me that
Richard has left us.

In shock, I asked, "Where has he left us to go?"
His sister Bertha replied, "Counsel passed away last -

night around 10:20p.m.

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of one
whom I have come to know and respect over the years.

I immediately began to formulate my thoughts to write
a small tribute to my friend. I know I cannot do justice
to one so talented, so multi-faceted, so-gifted, but I must
nevertheless try, as so many would expect no less from
me. Therefore, as we say in Bahamian dialect, "I shall
do my endeavour best."

Every generation produces a few individuals with
immense talent, unlimited creativity. and stupendous
intellectual capacity.

Richard Peter Cooper was one such individual. He
was an exceptional person. He was an extraordinary
man. He was not just different for simply being different.
He was distinctively and positively different, and he
dared to be different. But that is not surprising, as he
was an artist, quite an accomplished one at that. We
know how eccentric Artists can be. Their brains are
artistically different.

My association with Richard Cooper began about 25
years ago, when I was a young and callow Legal Research
Clerk. I suppose, Counsel saw something in me, perhaps
a spark of intellect, or maybe, a little potential that he
could work with, and help to groom. He did that over
the quarter of a century that was to follow, during which
time a most respectful and symbiotic relationship
developed between us.

One of the first assignments given to me by Counsel
was to construct a family tree for the Coopers.

It was the first genealogical research I had undertaken.
But surprisingly I did not encounter any insuperable
hurdles. It was relatively easy and straight forward, due
to the fact that the Coopers were highly literate people,
who left records that are so easily accessible.

At the end of the project, we were able to establish

_ that Richard Peter Cooper was a direct descendant of

James Cooper, a Scotsman who had settled at ae

and died there in December 1813, leaving his two mulatto

sons, Henry Jeffard and John Alexander Cooper.

John Alexander Cooper, Sr. died on 21st October,
1877. In his Last Will dated 28 August, 1877 he named
his ten children with his wife Mary. The fourth child was
Richard Iaffaid Cooper who married Sarah Rolle. To this

union Richard Alexander Cooper was born on the 6th .

September, 1865 at the Coopers’ Estate called Mitchelson
on Exuma mainland. Richard Alexander Coopér married
Cecelia Ferguson on 19th March, 1901, who were the
parents of Reuben Edward Cooper, born 29th May, 1913.
Reuben Edward Cooper married Florence Edgecombe
on Sth July, 1940 and together they produced Richard
Peter Cooper on 11th December, 1947 in Nassau.
- So pleased was he with the results of my initial job,
that he did not hesitate thereafter to use my professional

_ Services in matters of a similar nature.

Over the next two decades I worked very closely with
Counsel in a number of legal issues. Through my close
working relationship with him, I was able to observe
that Richard Peter Cooper was no common run-of-the
mill lawyer. He was an academic, with a good brain,
which he was not afraid to use. He was a thinker. He

Reba ees ees lati Vadlad adlehsastassoe tewrcnacabeee aint 8

was an Sialyoer It had to inks sense to him. It had to
flow logically. I need not tell you that here was no distant
-scholar. Scholar he was indeed. Here was a deep thinker,
with a profound, analytical and philosophical mind.

“= Despite his brilliant mind, he was not arrogant,
_ pompous or supercilious. He was quiet, easy-going, but
“yery opinionated and strong-willed. He marched to the
‘tune of no one. He marched to the beat of his own "goat

skin" drum. He was a trailblazer, a pace-setter. He was
the first to set up his Chambers over-da-hill. Since then
scores of Attorneys have established their practice south
of the arch.

He served in his early days as a Commissioner in the
Family Islands. Based on his experiences, and first hand
knowledge of life on the out islands, he was moved to
write a Treatise to the Government on the need for Local
Government to be inchoated in our family island
communities. That was way back in 1975. It took the
powers that be another 30 years to see the wisdom and
in implementing local government. Thank God it has
finally arrived, though it was long in coming.

That was Richard Cooper, a deep thinker. He was a
visionary. He was 30 years head of his time.

: He often reminisced about his days as a student in the
1960's at Queen's College, when that institution was still
predominately white and located in the original site on

. Charlotte Street in the heart of the City of Nassau. His

brilliant mind took him through Queen's College, where
he completed his secondary education up to Advanced
Level. He was successful in three "A" level subjects,
(History, Religious Knowledge and Art). He had a love
affair with history, which enabled him to. discuss
intelligently current world events from a historical
perspective. It was his broad knowledge, clear
understanding and deep appreciation. of the history of
the colonial and post independent era of The Bahamas,
and indeed the whole Caribbean region which made him
a most insightful, well-informed conversationalist.

He subsequently matriculated to the University of
Miami, and latér to the University of The West Indies at
Cave Hill, Barbados to read law, graduating in 1978 with
an LL. B Degree. There was a characteristic that I.admired
about Mr. Cooper. He was not materialistic. He was
neither a slave to money-nor did he crave power. He
despised people who lived just to enrich themselves on
the back of the poor, the unsuspecting, the ignorant.
Unlike many scholarly: people, Counsel was not pompous,
‘arrogant or supercilious. A pin-head he was not, Rather,
he was a very genial and amiable individual.

It was perhaps his experiences which he underwent
in his high school years that made him.the person that
he came to be - a profound thinker, a liberal who accepted
people for whom and what they are and not for what or
who he may have wanted them to be.

I must admit that in all the years I knew Counsel, he

treated me with the utmost respect, despite the opinion
of others, and that is the measure of a man, when he is
comfortable with himself, and does not see the need to
minimize others, in order to maximize his own self worth.
Counsel associated with people from all walks of life
and strata of society. He showed love, and that is the
epitome of Christianity. He was not mean spirited.

He loved his children and was very proud of the
‘academic achievements and success of his son, Rashad
and with his decision to read law.

Counsel also loved his siblings, especially his baby
sister Carmilla. Love was not a strange, or unknown trait

to him, for he would have seen it manifested in his home-
setting with his mother and father, who were loving
parents to their off-spring, and who demonstrated love
to each other.

Last year, Counsel was hospitalized and I visited him
at Doctors Hospital, when he shared a room with fellow
Attorney William McPherson (Peter) Christie. Counsel
rallied up quite well, and was back in the saddle again,
and behind his desk taking care of his clients' business.

On Friday morning, May 2nd Counsel telephoned me
at my office to advise that he was in hospital, and to
enquire on the status of two outstanding files that he had
entrusted to me. Counsel assured me that he was only
admitted for observation, as he had to be in top shape,
and strong for the hearing of his Quieting Petition next
month. Counsel was compos mentis. His voice was
strong. I never thought that would be the last time I
would hear his voice or talk to him.

Counsel's condition became ingravescent, requiring
him to be admitted to Intensive Care Unite (I.C.U.) where
he died two weeks later.

The death of Richard Peter Cooper is a great loss. His
death at the relatively young age of 60 years is an
irreparable loss to his dear wife, daughter and son, to his
family, law partners and his staff. To his widow, Mrs.
Sharon Purser Cooper, his children, his brothers and
sisters and his wider family of which I should like to
think I am a part by mutual adoption, I extend my
profoundest condolences to each and everyone of them.

I count myself fortunate to have known such a multi-
talented Bahamian. I am grateful to have been associated
with him along professional lines. He called me "Georgie
Boy", I called him Mr: Cooper, or Senior Counsel
whenever I called his office to speak with him. And he .
will always be Senior Counsel or Mr. Cooper to me.
Thank you Senior Counsel for the trust, faith and -
confidence that you reposed in me, and in, my ability to
do legal research, Title Searches and-Qpinions. .

To conclude this tribute I shall quote Rudyard Kipling's
“L’Envoi”, which I think is quite appropriate...

"When earth's last picture is painted, and the .
tubes are twisted and dried, :
When the oldest colors have faded, and the
youngest critic has died,

We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it - lie
down for an aeon or two, : :
Till the Master of All Good, Working shall set us
to work anew!

And those that weré good ‘will be happy, ey shall
sit in a golden chair;

« They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with
brushes: of comets' hair;
They shall find real saints to draw from
Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never
be tired at all!

And only the Master shall praise us, and only the
Master shall blame;

And no one shall work for money, and no one
shall work for fame;

But each for the joy of the working, and each, in
his separate star,

Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of
Things as They Are!"





PAGE 4, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 -.2

Rock of Ages Huneral Chapel

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

PENELUS TITON,
67

of Wilson Track and formerly of Haiti,
| will be held on Saturday May 24th 2008
at 1:00 p.m., at Church of Christ 8th
Street Coconut Grove. Officiating will
be Pastor Donald Dorsette, assisted by
other Minister of the Gospel. Internment
| will follow at Southern Cemetery,
| Spikenard & Cowpen Road.

He is survived by his wife, Malgreca
Noel;.one son, Daniel Penelus; one
uncle, Raymond Titon; three nephews,

Roger Aris; Doute Lufrandieu and |

Joseph Kensley; two Sisters- in Law;
Germilus Eliette and Marie Rose Osier;

numerous cousins and friends

including; Antonne Andieu, Samuel
Francois, Mirrin Wilsy, Mary Dimassais
and the Church family of Church of
Christ, Coconut Grove.

Friends may pay their last respect at
Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel, Wulff
Road and Pinedale from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. and on Friday and at the church
from 12 noon until service time.

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Clarke 5 Guneral

244 Market Street ¢ P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072

Pn SERVICE FOR

EVANGELIST MOTHER
IVAL FRANCINA
EVANS, 81

of Key West Street and formerly of Red Bays,
Andros will be held on Saturday, May 24th,
2008 at 11:00am at The Grove Temple
Church of God, Sixth Street, The Grove.
Officiating will be Bishop Lindo Wallace, |
assisted by Bro. Ronald Campbell. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherished her memories are her (2)
Sons and (4) Daughters: Edward & Carolyn

-| Rolle, Daniel & Christine Demeritte, Martha & Philip Fritz, Betty & Rudolph

Andorson, Ellamae & Leonard Ferguson, June & Anthony Cartwright; (4) Brothers:
Rev. Dr. B.A Newton, Rev. Dr. E. John Newton, Min. Benjamin & Alfred Dawkins;
(4) Sisters: Edna Melford, Maggie Frazer, Rev. Rudell Marshall & Estella Dawkins;
(2) Aunts: Zilpha Sands & Vernal Rolle; (2) Brothers-in-law: Daily Melford and
Pedro Baillou; (3) Sisters-in-law: Rev. Lucine, Rose & RoseNell Newton; (32)
Grandchildren; Annice & Foster Tucker, Edward Rolle Jr., Sharlene Rolle,
Benjamin & Terrell Sawyer, Shervin & Frankie Williams, Paula & Carl Crutchfield
(USA), Karen & Tyrone Thompson, Doreen Bullard, Charles & Kahyia Ambrose,
Duane Williams (USA), Colleen & Gary Cooper, Carlton Jr. & Lakaisha Strachan,
Ogeta & Jovan Gibson, Ivan Strachan, Lakaisha Demeritte, Kevin & Shantell
Ferguson, Terrison, Shanice & Shawnique Demeritte, Lavardo Newton & Antonio
Knowles; (27) Great-Grandchildren: Kaisha, Steve, Stayanna & Sharlanda
Bullard, Benjamin Jr., Robert & Dwayne Sawyer Jr., Demetrius Johnson (USA),
Shornette & Maryan Williams, Tamara Higgs, Geuern & Gernique Gibson, Judy
& Scara Smith, Darvin Williams (USA), Inderica Demeritte, Jernile Bean, Joshua
Ferguson, Carlesa, Alliala Strachan, Ellecia & Maegan Rolle, Ivan Strachan Jr.,
Vernice & Vernikia Cooper & Steven Wilson; (50) Nieces & Nephews: Bishop
Sheldon D. Newton, Roland, Alex & David Newton, Pastor Val Newton-Knowles,
Mary & Mervin Clarke, Judy & Gary Grant, Carolyn & Drexel Rolle, Arthur
Balfour, Dwight Frances, Shelly Butler, Gilda & Mr. Rolle, Tyrone & Mrs. Sawyer,
Randy Balfour, William Colby, Agnes Pearson, Shileane & Mr. Menmour, Terrance,
Troy & Timothy McKenzie, Pandora Green, Sharlene Stubbs, Nurse Eleanor
Turnquest, Philip Newton, Minister Janice McKenzie, Julianne Black, Denis &
Craig Newton, Marina McKee, Elrona Lewis, Rosetta Booth, Anginette Munroe,
Pastor Shamette Newton-Kemp, Gerald & Jerry Gould, David Newton, Minister
Tina Marshall-Rahming, Otis, Sam, Sidney, Vanria & Evangelist Edward & Diana
Marshall; Numerous Grand Nieces & Nephews; Very Special Friends: Rev.
Curry & family (Nicholl's Town Andros), Mr. Don & Mrs. Pennerman (Freeport,
Grand Bahama), Peter & Blossom Lewis (G.H.C), Pastor Lewis & family (Church
of God Independence Drive), the Clyde family (G.H.C.), Aibertha Murray &
family (G.H.C.) Eartha Feaste (G.H.C.) & Mother Glass (3rd Street The Grove);
A host of other relatives and friends including: George, Mable, Miriam, Brenda,
Roger, Albert & Kino (USA), Overseer Helen McPhee & family, Jessie & Mrs.
Leary & family, Pastor Kathleen Butler & family, Mr. & Mrs. Denise Carey & |
family, Mother Lydia McKenzie & family, Bishop Hartcourt Pinder & family,
Iva Johnson & family, Williams & Nita Butler & family, Carlton & Vernice
Strachan & family, Ushanda Deveaux, Floyd & Jamarco Cartwright, Stacy Miller,
Miriam Tate, Valdrie Davis & family, the Butler, Brennen, Dean, Wallace and
Morris families, Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, The Grove Temple, Churches of
God & family, Revival Time Church & family & the entire Bullocks Harbour and
the Key West Street community.

Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeral Home #244 Market Street on Friday,
May 23rd from 10:00am to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday from
10:00am until service time.





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 5

Commontvealth Funeral Home,
Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055 %

MARIE BRUNACHE
THERVIL, 60
affectionately called
"Gro Marie"

formerly of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
| and a resident of Treasure Cay,
Abaco, will be held on Saturday
llam at Full Gospel Assembly
Treasure Cay, Abaco. Pastor Rudy
McKinney, assisted by Pastor
Efenor Charles will officiate and

- interment will follow in the Public |

Cemetery, Treasure Cay, Abaco.

Cherished memories will linger in the hearts of her husband,
Willie Thervil; father, Jean Brunache; two daughters, Gerda
Thervil and Mary Tazie Gillot; one son, Marc Antoine Thervil;
one grandson, William Roberts Jr.; four brothers, Louike,
France, Davis and Bernave Brunache; three sisters, Norcilia
Basian, Gertrude Brunache and Luciane Joseph; seven adopted
daughters, Philomene Toussaint-Alphonse, Nerlande Mitchel,
Chantal Dartilus, Evanya Roberts, Carnie McKenzie, Wilgerda
Joseph, Anna-Rose Artiste; four adopted grandchildren, Janaldo,
Shalinda, Caithn and Robinson Pierre Jr.; fourteen nieces, six
nephews, forty-five cousins including, Germany McKenzie,
Jose Evae; one son-in-law, Wilner Maurissaint; one niece-in-
law, Linda Thervil; five nephews-in-law, Rosner, Max, Nixon,
Luc and Allen Thervil; forty godchildren including, Wilda
Michel-Pierre, Annastacia Austral Aberd Mesadieu, Jenny Joseph;
other relatives and friends include, Melvern and Orthneal
"O.C." Cornish, Michelle Mikub, Jennifer Des-August, Rev.
Stafford Symonette, Ettiene Auguste, Offrane Francois and family,
Adelrose Bratus and family, Ermanse and Christine Francois,
Rosette and Eldridge Durena, Elfise and Nixon, Merida and Tanis
Dorval, Pradel Austral and family, Leonis Joseph, St. Helen
- Joseph, Miyola and Farizen Paul, Andrer and family, Rev. Cecil
' Forbes and family, Florence Sawyer and family, Carnes Pierre
and family, Junie Caeffrard and family, Dilon Vilsaint and family,
Germaine Toussaint and family, Livanna Jorue, Rosedani
Mesadieu, Myrtis Russell, Veronica Henderson, Athena Russell
and familly, Beryl Norris and family, Marsha Roberts, Jonas,
| Marie and Fritz Alphonise, Roseline, Yvette, Mara, Luciana Dicas
Petit-homme, Rose, Garnette, Amos, Joshua, Sandra Gardiner,
Lyfort of Orlando, Florida, Jocelye Lubin and family, Yolene La-
France and family, lemona Joseph, Jeanino Pierre, Victoria Roberts
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dr. Francis Biney and family, the
Hudson family, staff at Princess Margaret Hospital and Cooper's
Town Clinic; special friends, Alandieu Toussaint and Fatra Jean-

Baptist, the community of Sand Banks, Norman's Castle family,
Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, Abaco, and others too numerous

to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at the Church in

Abaco on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.
Arrangements are being handled by THE CHAPEL OF

AUDREY ANN ALOMA
WILLIAMSON, 43

Deliverance Church, East Street
South. Bishop V. G. Clarke will
officiate and interment will follow
in the Old Trail Cemetery,
Abundant Life Road.

Precious memories are held by her

mother, Enid Roker; her father,

Van Williamson; two children,

Tiffany and Trent Williamson; six sisters, Pastor Karen Ingraham,
Minister Dianne Ferguson, Vangie Brown, Oroline Stuart, Mary
Lloyd and Carrie Taylor; six brothers, Runell and Gary Ferguson,

‘Alexander Williamson, Rupert, Berkley and Felton Williamson;

five adopted sisters, Vanlin McKenzie, Ruthmae Smith, Nadine
Adderley, Margaret Storr, Debbie Gordon; three aunts, Mildred,

Arnette and Rosemary Roker; two uncles, Anthony and Philip

Roker; five nieces, Shakara, Brenda, Albertha, Deandra and
Deandra Ferguson; seven nephews, Bradley Roker, Lamond
Ferguson, Brandon, Cordero, Rashad, Jamal, Jermaine; two
adopted nieces, Tineal and Megan McKenzie; two adopted
nephews, Malik and Mateo Storr; one grand aunt, Rosalee
Strachan; two grand nieces, Cassidy and Jamia; one sister-in-
law, Sybil Johnson; numerous cousins, Jeffery Roker, Kristal
Thompson, Chloe Moss, Gail, Kimberley, Teana, Cashmere,
Britney, Shantel, Ashley, Ostrum, Philipa, Daphne, Anthony,
Dethron and Marvin; other relatives and friends include, Debbie
Gordon and family, The McKenzie family, Coralee Sturrup and
family, Thelma Johnson and family, Cynthia Chung and family,
Sammy Saunders and family, Betty West and family, Mavis Dean ©
and family, Laura Williams and family, the Seymour family, The
Bay Street Garage staff, the Sturrup, Coakley and Brennen
families, Free In Jesus Church family, New Beginning Prayer |
Ministries Church family, the entire community of Baillou Hill
Road and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL
OF MEMORIES, COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME,
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. and
at the church on Saturday from, 10:00 a.m. .to service time.





PAGE 6, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 —







TRACEY

| SHAKEM

= McDONALD,
12

Street and Coconut Grove Avenue. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by Rev.
Diana Francis, Rev. Paul Butler and Rev. Dr.

Gardens.
McIntosh; father, Tracey McDonald Sr;

and Alexander Mackey; brothers, Ryan,
| Johnathan McIntosh, Ancellieno Evans,

Bethel; aunts, Katisha Emmanuel and P. Grant,
Blanche Roxbury of Freeport, Grand Bahama;

Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020° Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ¢ 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761 |

| LAST RITES FOR

' and Patria Newry, Patricia Thompson, Maria
Thompson, Christina Dorsette Elener, and
‘Irene Newry; granduncles, Elder James
Newry, Nathaniel Newry, Eddison Newry,
' Hosea Roxbury, Carlbert Newry, Ray Roxbury,
' Timothy Roxbury and Cephas Taylor; great
: grandaunts, Edna Laverity, Selvina King and
|of Pride Estates :

: Lightfoot and Carol Lightfoot; host of other
relatives and friends including, the Lightfoot
at First Baptist |
Church, Market :
: Mrs Smith and family, Rev. Petty and family,
' the Virgil family, Enold Thompson from San
: Salvador, the Levarity family, the Davis family,
Ivan Butler Jr. Interment in Woodlawn :
: Major and family, the New Riverside Church
' family, the First Baptist Church family, the
He is survived by his mother, Princess :
: staff and students at the Sir Gerald Cash
grandmother, Pandora Mackey and Carolyn :
Bethel; grandfathers, Raymond McDonald :
: Johnson, Robert Velazquez, the family of West

Nathan and Jonathan; sister, Taneia; uncles, |

, | others too numerous to mention.

Bosefield Butler, Jeremy, Jerome and Jeffrey | |

: The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial

: Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth Street on
grand aunts, Nathleen Newry, Queenie :

Newry, Shelia Clarke, Joan Armbrister, Donna :

Roker, Willamae Roker, Brenda Newry, Maria !

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES








Cynthia Lightfoot; great granduncles, Robert





family, Rev. Ivan Butler Sr. and family, Rev.
Ivan Butler Jr., Paul Butler and family, Mr and







the Rolle family, the King family, Dorothy






Pinewood Gardens community, the Principal, |





Primary School, the Special Ed Department,
Mrs Vanessa Jacques, Penelope Gaine, Carla





End Avenue, the Pride Estate Community and





Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and
at the church on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until
service time.










_ THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES .

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 7

Harewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.
eredigent/[enecing Director

o ei eee Ler.
Tee & HOME GOING are te

BETHSHEBA
CLARKE, 51

the Rev. Jean Joseph assisted by Bro.

the Dundas Town Public Cemetery



Funeral Chapel.

Her survivors include 2 children, Geneva Strachan and Milton Albury

Jr.; stepson, Neville Clarke; 1 daughter-in-law; Rosena Albury; 1 |
niece; Annamae Anderson; 15 grandchildren, Keith Albury, Judy :

Wilmore, Cyprianna Williams, Advardo Major, Wanda Major-MclIntosh,
Ricardo and Lamanda Johnson, Centina Sawyer, Rapunzel Newry, :

Raquel Rice, Lynden, Luther, Lafae, Laru and Lecious Albury; 47 |
eatgranchildren, Anthion Adderley, Anvonne Bowe, Antonio, Ashley ;

and Ashton Wilmore, Nakia, Jermaine, Julian, Jyles and Nakoya !

Williams, Faith Douglas, Angel Newry and Erwin Nelson, Ale es

Alecia and Raj Sawyer, Twanishka Dorsett, Dawnishka Morley, and :
Habriyah McIntosh, Adnado, Areeba and Advardia Major, Rolanda
Williams, and Rashawn Adderley, Ricaffia and Larissa Johnson,
Lafayette, Martin and Lauren Albury, Mariah, lanna, Alecia, Alexia,

Elijah, Jabez and Josiah Albury; Lynden Jr., Damarjia, Quiede and ;

Laniyah Albury, Chelsea Albury, Bianca, Jermaine and Ricnie Thompson,
Danny, Demetrius and Dedrick Lightfoot; great great-grandchildren,

Nakara Adderley, Jermeka Williams, Darron Douglas Jr., Aniya and :

Arianna Major, Ricasha McKenzie and Tre'Vaun Wells; 2 god children,
Felemease Sawyer and Fritz Bootle; other relatives and friends

including, Norma Albury, Edward Jimmy Williams, Anderson Wilmore, .
Ansel "tan" McIntosh, Latrisha Burrows, Edward Nelson, Peggy :

Adderley and family, Emalin Sawyer, Prince Anderson, Flora Lowe,
Abraham Sawyer and family, Edward, Leonard, Felix, Elmore, Joseph
Sawyer and families, Inez Gaitor, Estin Sawyer and family, Olevia
Nesbitt and family, Elvinet Isaacs, Viola Newbold and family, Florina
Ambrister and family, Kathleen McIntosh and family, Gertrude Dawkins :
and family, Erbis Cornish and family, Modena Hepburn and family,
Enza Gibson and family, Joy Duncombe and family, Roslyn Valsaint,



a resident of Dundas Town Abaco, will :
be held on Sunday May 25th 2008 at !
3:00pm at St. Andrews Methodist Church |
Dundas Town Abaco. Officiating will be :

Craig Cornish. Internment will follow in :

services entrusted to Gateway Memorial

Penn and family, The Davis families, The Sawyer families of Coopers
| Town, Roseletta Davis and family, Pastor Lernis Cornish and family,
The Methodist Church family, and the Dundas Town community.

Friends may pay their last respects at the church in Dundas Town on
Saturday from 3:00pm to service time on Sunday.

LORENZO WILLIAM
LOCKHART POITIER, 69
affectionately known as Sox

* aresident of Mangrove Cay Andros will be held on Saturday May 24th
2008, at 10:00am at St. Agnes Anglican Church Blue Hill Road.
| Officiating will be Arch Deacon I. Ranferly Brown assisted by Fr,
Denrick Rolle and cremation will follow.

: Services have been entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel
| Mount royal Ave and Kenwood Streets.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Linda Lockhart; sons,
| Dereck Jasmin, and Mario Lockhart; two grandchildren, Trevaine
, and Trey; two sisters, Mrs. Barbra McKinney and Mrs. Yvonne Miller;
| two brothers, Osbourne Lockhart and Nelson McPhee; sixteen nieces,
: Janet Nixon, Roslyn Lockhart, Anna Hall, Lydia Jones, Marion Morris,
| Jenniemae Alexander, Paulette Russell, Rosemary Sweeting, Renea
: Rahming, Paulette and Rochelle Lockhart, Deborah, Enid and Jeleta
| McKinney, Hosanna Lockhart and Donna Miler; seventeen nephews,
; Simeon, David and Phillip Lockhart, Mark and Elroy Lockhart, Perry
| Lockhart, Nelson Thompson, Collingwood Wallace, Roy, Patrick and
l Keith Lockhart Osbourne Jr., Andrew, Samuel and Glen McKinney,
« Scott Lockhart and Kevin-and Dwayne Lockhart; one brother-in-law,
| Mr. George W. McKinney; two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Ethlee
: Lockhart; numerous other relatives and friends including, Rev.
| Donna Johnson, Ms. Sharon Lockhart, Mrs. Lisa Adderley and Ms.
‘ Mason McCartney, Ms. Ernestine Bullard and family, Fr. Dendrick
| Rolle and family, the All Saints Anglican Church in Mangrove Cay,
| Ms. Maryann Strachan and family and the overseers at H.M.PS.

Mother Merle Williams and family, Joyce Smith and family, Naomi | Arr SRE CHIEN handled by Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Hepburn and family, Vandeline and Barbie Johnson and families, Gwen



PAGE 8, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

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

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

JULIA JANE
ESPIE-BRENNEN, 94

OF #16 TAHITI DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND
-BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF THE BERRY
ISLAND WILL BE HELD AT THE PRO-CATHEDRAL
OF CHRIST THE KING EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE
AND PIONEER’S WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND

-| BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008 AT

10:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE THE REV’D
FATHER TELLISON GLOVER ASSISTED BY THE
REV’D CANON WINFIELD GOODRIDGE.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND
BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK.

Left to cherish her memories are her 2 Sons: Neville
Anthony and Emerson James Brennen; 3 Daughters-in-
law: Francina, Ellamae and Karen Brennen; 13
Grandchildren: Ruty (Chassity), Tamicko, Tamara
Tameka, Emerson Jr., Eddison, Erickson, Emersene,

Erickson and Nicoya Melissa Bethel, Austin, Neville |

Anthony Jr., Arlington Fredrick Brennen Jr. and Keshia
Mackey; 13 Great-grandchildren; 3 adopted
Grandchildren: Christopher, Erica and Kaylor; numerous
Nieces and Nephews including: Florinda Bastian, Barbara
Romer, Theresa Brooks, Thelma Demeritte, Edna Perry
of Ft. Lauderdale, Nellie Brennen, Beryl Williams, Carl,

Michael and Hugh Brennen, Sheryl Wood, Sharon Haylock
of Washington, D. C., Vernita Rolle, Violet and Garth
Roberts, Enza Miller, Angela and Alvin “Dust” Brennen,
Orea Francis, Albertha, Thelma, Ordrick and Rev. Rodney
“Coffee” Robert; 7 adopted Nieces: Shirley, Princess,
Patsy, Judy, Sonia, Susan and Blonie; 4 Sisters-in-law:
Cora Miller, Joan Chisholm, Kathy Butler and Betty Isaac;
4 Brothers-in-law: Leslie, Roosevelt and Ted Miller and
Lee Butler and a host of other relatives and Friends

. including: Marrie Pople and family, David Dean and

Family, Genie Winder and the Winder family, Godfrey
Francis and the Francis family especially Vernell, Ivy,
Betty, Oswald, Patsy, Norma, Diane, Collins, Valance
and Ralph, Emily Archer, Raffilita Pinder and family,
May Rolle and family, Lillian Wallace and family, Lillian
Taylor and family, Laura Forbes and family, the Arahna
family, Eloise Roberts and family, the Gomez family
especially Bishop Drexel, Andy, Rodger, Edna,-Clyde,
Philip and Doretha, Florence Darville and family, Marie
Culmer and family, Agnes Knowles and family, the Berry
Island, Bullocks Harbour and Cays Communities, Bloneva
Rahming, Evie Lightbourne and family, Rev’s Canon
Harry Bain, Rev’d Canon Winfield Goodridge, Father
Delano Archer, Rev’d Father Tellison Glover, Rev’d
Father James Palacious, Father Samuel Sturrup, Rev’d
Father Mario Conliffe, Christ the King Church family,
Cecil Thompson, Hayward and Ellen Romer, Berth Bell,
Olga Reid, Sylvia Rolle, Renae Simmons, Rufus Allen,
Vivian Braithwaite, Mary Cooper, Sonny Martin, Gregory
Wilson, Carrington Donaldson, Ruth Smith, Tessa Martin,
Ministries of Education, Superintendent Sandra
Edgecombe, Eight Mile Rock High School staff and
students, Hugh Campbell, Walter Parker and Freeport
Primary and St. Georges’ High School staff and students.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL
SUITE” OF RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY
AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL
ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY
FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY
AT THE CHURCH FROM 8:30 AM UNTIL SERVICE
TIME. |





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



FREEPORT

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

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 9

ee

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



GLEN PETE “PAPPY”
COOPER, 65

OF #4 ALPINE LANE, FREEPORT,

COMMUNITY OF: HEART
TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD OF



GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY
OF ROCK SOUND, ELEUTHERA :
WILL. BE “HELD: AT THE:

PROPHECY, CORAL ROAD, :
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON
“SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008 AT :
11:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE BISHOP RUDOLPH ARTHUR, :
ASSISTED BY PASTOR DWIGHT JENNINGS. INTERMENT WILL :
FOLLOW IN THE.GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, :
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA. :





WINNIFRED “WINNIE”
“STUBBS, 56 -

OF #29A OLEANDER STREET AND
FORMERLY OF KNOWLES, CAT
| ISLAND WILL BE HELD A THE
| CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD, CORAL
7 ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MAY 24,
2008 AT 11:00A.M. OFFICIATING
| WILL BE REV. RUDOLPH K.
ROBERTS, ASSISTED BY MINISTER
ADVARDO DAMES. INTERMENT
WILL FOLLOW IN THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK,
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish his memories are his 2 Sons: Opee and Michael Cooper; Left to cherish her memories are her Husband: Charles Stubbs; 2 Sons:

3 Daughters: Yevna Brown of New York, Annair and Simone Cooper; | Jerome and Omar Stubbs; 1 Daughter: Shera McMinns; 2 Stepsons:

7 Grandchildren: Marcus and Makia Cooper, Justin Cooper of Florida, ; Ethnie and Levar Stubbs; 4 Grandchildren: Garbriel, Javan and Jamiel

Matthew Brown of New York, Quinton and Terran Rolle-and Omarion ; Stubbs and Jania McMinnis; 1 beloved Daughter-in-law: Lateka Stubbs;

Cooper; 2 Sisters: Dorie Horton, Eleanor Armbrister and Valerie Cooper; :
3 Brothers: Rudolph, Fred ‘Pinks’ Jr. and Lawrence Cooper; 10 Nieces: :
| Genta Horton, Zena Cooper, Elizabeth Grant, Josette Armbrister, Christne : ree.

Whyley, Sandra, Denise, Ceva, Thelma and Linda; 9 Nephews: Omar, | Cat Island, Monette and Gracie Kind, Elrona Culmer and Latelda Stuart;
Owen and Gerald Cooper, Wilfred Horton II (Freddie), Philip and Jerry :
Armbrister, Clyde and Ellsworth Grand and Glen Cooper; 2 Aunts: :
| Sheila and Evelyn Grant; 1 Uncle: Fritz Grant; 1 Daughter-in-law: :

Denise Cooper; 1 Son-in-law: Michael Brown of New York; 5 Sisters- | Edmund Stubbs, Joshua Newbold, David Gibson, Adler Minus, William.

in-law: Veronica Cooper, Betty Cooper, Genevieve Russell, Suzanne ; Adderley, Wellington Hall, Rev. Kendall and William Stubbs and Junior

Kemp and Constance Carroll; 3 Brothers-in-law: Wilford Horton, Eric ; %4 : : E
Russell, Kendal Carroll and a host of other relatives and friends: Mr. ; Nieces and Nephews including: Pamela, Jackie, Janet, Ann, Roland,
& Mrs. J. M. Pinder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Grant Jr. and }
family, Philip Grant, Mr. Raymond Pinder and family, Mr. Shuffel : : eet ; é 3
Hepburn and family, Pat, Kess and Covan Grant, Kevin and Cora Grant, Valarie, Mikilla, Keisha, Gladstone, Tamika, Cleo, Alexander, Dion,
Ester Swain, Freda Feaster, Rudy Bartlett, Pete Smith, Rio Williams, : : : : i :
Cornelius ‘Munnings’ Williams, Huck Williams, Oswald Grant, : Ranaldo and a host of other relatives and friends including: Whitlean
Gladstone “Moon” McPhee, Hon. Perry Christie, Pat Ingraham, Adelaide :
and Adolphus Pinder and family, Gully Pinder, R. H. Culmer, Sanford }
Culmer and family, Lowell Culmer, Edward McQuay (Joe Black), Garth :
Clarke, Charles Newbold (Valdez), Frank Rolle (Cox), Albert Hanna, :
Cyde Rahming, Dashville Williams, Calvin Martin, Hanna Hill, Eight : : : mast Serbs :
Mile Rock community, The Praise the Lord Crew and many others too : Stella Farrington, Bernell Miller, Marjorie Adams of Miami, Fla., Pauline
numerous to mention. Special thanks to Peck, Staff of “Praise the Lord”, :

Congregation of “Seagrape”, Friends and Family on the Island of Bimini, : Beverley, Katurah, Billy Albury, Miriam Evans, Margaret, Louise,

Ms. Ivy Hall, Ms. Angela Sands, Evangelist Emily and the Kemp family. Annamae, Inez and Leo Stuart and Naaman Culmer.

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

THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME

1 Son-in-law: Jonathan McMinns; 6 Sisters: Cynthia Stubbs, Nora
Newbold, Ethelee Gibson, Willamae Minus, Pearl Adderley and Albertha
Hall; 1 Brother: Simeon King; 5 Aunts: Lean Muncur of Knowles,

2 Uncles: Hartman Moncur and Cleveland Stuart; 5 Mother-in-law:
Alice Stubbs; 7 Sisters-in-law: Maxine, Joyce and Margeline King, ~
Merline Sands, Irene, Crystal and Carolyn Stubbs; 9 Brothers-in-law:

Sands; 2 adopted Brothers: Vincent and Wellington Brown; numerous

Nurse Joan Wilson, Sharlene, Michelle, Marilyn, Malinda, Angie,
Harriet, Kerby, Leisa, Chenica, Sharell, Paulette, Corlette, Adena,

Dwight, Dwayne, Stacie ,Mario, Khrizma, Kishel, Kayvon, Rashan,

Woodside, Newton McDonald and family, Winnifred Brown and family,
Edris Edwards, Margaret Dawkins, Brown, King, Seymour, Moncur,
Newbold, Smith, Stuart and Strachan family, Nurse Archer, Phyllis
Curling, Dr. Curling, Dr. Monroe, Pastor Rudolph Roberts, Mother
Roberts, The Whole Man Christian Center, Sam Romer and family,

Williams, Ophelia Williams, Clara Gray, Stephanie Marshall, Shirley,

RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE



PAGE 10, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008



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

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Teleios Memoudl Morluary
and Crematlovium Limded

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

| E | Tama ie eal

JADE
JASMIN THOMPSON, 3



St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

She is survived by her Parents: Jermaine & Shantell Thompson;
Sister: Crystal Belle; Brother: Jermaine Jr.; Grandparents: Donna :
_H d by his Wife: Fl Butl Knowles); S

Greatgrandparents: Egbert & Edna Rolle, Aunts: Tisha Rolle 2 Scie ae ee Ores uu ence maou oun:
and Doreen Dean, Alexandria Kishna Sear; Uncles: Robert Jr. and :
Arturo Rolle, Harris Jr., Giovanni, Dwight, Rolando, Jesper & | ¢ T D dra. Brend d Set. 1699 Jennif
Valon Thompson; Grandaunts: Martha Ferguson, Garnett Gregory, : aN LAU A ores Seuuiey Piennas Aue SEL eee ue
Tency & Veronica Dean, Vernie Johnson, Helena, Monique & ;
Geneva Pinder, Mary Mercier, Donna & Sylvia Sweeting, Marilyn :

Rox-Rolle, Robert. Rolle, Harris & Dorothy Thompson;

Moss, Beatrice Ferguson, Rosemary Gibson, Alma Saunders,

including: Dominique Moss, Tre McKenzie, Jamaal Flowers Jr.,

Smith, Gianne, Vinardo, Keenan, Nicki, Diamond, Rolando Jr.,

Tristan Ferguson, Veronique Scott, Lynette Storr, Sheqiug, Candia,

of Pinewood Gardens, will be held on :

| Saturday May 24, 2008 at 10:00am at :
Holy Family Catholic Church Robinson :
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Kendrick :
J. Forbes assisted by Deacon Andrew ;

Burrows. Interment will follow in the

| church.



LAWRENCE
BUTLER, 84

of Palm Beach Street, and formerly of
Simms, Long Island, will be held on
Saturday May 24, 2008 at 10:00am at
| Salem Baptist Church, Taylor Street.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W.
Saunders assisted by other ministers.
Interment will follow in the Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street North. .



John, Abram, Lawrence Jr., Dwight, Ricardo, Jason, Thomas, and >
Inspector Derek Butler; Daughters: Kenris, Jennifer, Lorraine,

Butler-Gardiner; Sisters: Leta and Joanna Butler; Brother-In-
Law: Bertie Knowles; Sisters-In-Law: Agnes Butler, Helen
Edgecombe, Susanna Cartwright, Hattie Saunders, and Rhoda

'# ; Daughters-In Law: Yvette, Marsha, Ketlie, Patrice, &
Sharon Rox, Cheralie Mortimer, Dianne Moss, Muriel Lightbourne, : et eo ph ge eg a a

Donnalisa Baker and Julia Fernander; Granduncles: Kendal :
major, Gregory Rox, Wellington Ferguson, Roscoe Rox, Franklyn :

Rox, Kerry Baker, Trevor, James, John & Garnett Pinder, Desca | ¢ R Orlando. Shantel. B ll. Marilyn M
& Cecil Thompson, Charles, Leroy, Sam & George Dean, James : Se ee Lt ey
Sweeting and Anthony Moss; numerous other relatives and friends | Danvit Jr., Dario, Deangelo, Tamarco, Charles, Jamaal, Kisstonya,
’ ; Dwanique, Nanyamka, Adebamgbe, Useni, Mutazz, Ridwan,
Anton, Ashton and Chaquan Rolle, Shannon, Shirann & Shiann : Lashonna, Avera, Runako, Gaynell, Dakito, Ricardo, Pete, and
i D n; Great Grandchildren: Orlando Jr., Strachan, Whitney,
Kia, Tenaz, Jesper Jr., Tonisha, Rashad Thompson, Gabby, Brandon, | ee ait Se e paae SE chibatinic Micrel Turnce
Gwenique, Deneka Pollahmus, Vannessa & Garson Ferguson, ? Niec d Neph Relati & Friend ludi

Treco Anderson, Ldécia Mackey, Tonya, Caron, Garynique & } NN oe ee tite Cocco ene

Wilamae Butler; Grandchildren: Danicka, Eunicia, Peteann,
Demetri, Anabelle, Koyanna, Giovanni, Andrew, Mikele, Brandon,
Dwight Jr., Rickia, Kianna, Tierra, Lauryn Clarke, Krizia, Derivia,

Melinda Turmer, Dorian, Dustin, Lakeisha, Latoya, Latia, Daneka,

Tyler & Olivia Strachan, Paige Lightbourne, and Miguel Turner;
Ronald Thompson, Rev. Urban Knowles, Rev. Cedric Farquharson,

' ; ; ; 1a, } Rev. Enoch Backford II, Rev. Dr. CW Saunders, Rev. Lennox &
Georgia, Darion, Laquentin, Shavonne, Ashley, Shandice, Maria, | Viola Cornish, of Dundas Town, Abaco, Evangelist Marina Dean,
Desiree, Shekira, Sharise, Antoine, Rashid, Carlton, Leroy and :
Shakya Dean, Ramon and Don Sweeting, Riche Neilly, Jermaine, :
Vanturi, Angelique, Fiona, Kianne and Samone Campbell, Kiande :
Smith, Jewel Dean, Amy Prosper, Mia and Mira Ferguson, Patrice, :
Kera and Macquel Delancy, Lloyd, Delsworth, Gary, Jamaal, :
Nikasae, Anasieya, Marcia, Francisca, Principal, students and staff
of Little Prince and Princess Preschool, Lagoon Bar, Casino VIP, : Hospital & Centreville Medical Centre, and others too numerous

Executive Office & Gaming Department at Atlantis. : 49 mention.

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview Memorial | Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite, Restview Memorial

Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road :
on Friday May 23", 2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on |

Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9:00am until service time at the :- fom 9:00am until service time at the church.

Deacons Roger Demeritte, Richard Clarke, George Curtis, &
Thomas Cooper, Sisters Prescola Musgrove, Dorothy Laing, Lucille
Flowers, Enamae Rolle, & Mary Churtum, Rosie Neymour &
Annie of East Street, Beulah Todd, Harold Wright, Dr. R. Patterson,
The Community of O’Neal, Long Island, Officers & Members of
Royal Eagle Lodge No. 1, Management & Staff of Princess Margaret

Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson & Soldier Road, on
Friday May 24, 2008 from 10: 00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



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

BISHOP NATHALIE
KNOWLES BOWE, 48

of Baldwin Ave. will be held on Sunday
May 25, 2008 at 11:00am at New Life
Christian Center, Prince Charles Drive.
Officiating will be Dr. Betty Cleare-
Davis.
She is survived by her Husband: Leon
Bowe, Mother: Lillian Ferguson-
Knowles, Daughter: Brittany Bowe,
Sisters: Louise Dorsett, Perrymae Clarke, Evelyn Peet, Cellie
Knowles, Marie Knowles, Angie Knowles, Betty and Margaret
Knowles; Brothers: Jospeh Johnson, Vivian Knowles Jr., James
Knowles, Austin Knowles; Aunts: Brenhilda Lightbourne, Altamese
Joseph (Acklins) Teresa Ferguson (Acklins) Tanya Ferguson; Uncle:
Ogelus Joseph; Sisters-in-law: Austina. Smith and Barbara Darrell;
Brothers-in-law: Bucket Dorsett Sr., and Cassius Clarke; Nieces:
Monique Dorsett-Dawkins, Yasmin Johnson, Christina Peet, Akeevia
Pett, Angelique Cartwright, Jaimee Knowles, Lacy Knowles, Alyssa
Gibson, Linique Johnson; Nephews: Burket Dorsett Jr., Darkarai
Dorsett, Renaldo Dorsett, Bronson Hanna, William Johnson, Erin
Johnson, Wesley Peet Jr., Navardo Knowles; Grandnieces:
Marinique Dawkins, Kennedy Gibson, Jade Bethel, Rachel Hanna,
Bria Hanna; Grandnephews: Bronson Hanna Jr., D’Oliver Gibson
Jr., Kareem Johnson, William Johnson Jr., Jayden Johnson;
Godchildren: Jaiden and Jade Bain, Lawrence and Leron Elliott.;
Cousins: Anthony Carwright, Dellarese Johnson, Desiree Johnson,
Diane Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Earnest Johnson, Deb Johnson,
Jenny and family, Austin and Avis Hendrickson (New York), other
relatives and friends including: Violet Storr (Caretaker), Lynette
Bowleg, Sophia Storr, Monet Butler, Latoya Calmer, Rita Hensley,
Bridgette Humes, Romeo Farrington and family, Delores Wallace
and family, Jeff Knowles and family, Mr. Brennen and family,
Cleveland Brown and family, Adrian Grant and family, George
‘ Evans and family, residents of Summer Haven Estates, residents of
Baldwin Avenue, Nancy Storr, Nathalie Strachan, Lorette Evans,
Shauna Davis, Rev. Euthal and Marie Green and family (Bluff
Andros), Junior Gibson and family(Bluff Andros), Henry Burrows
and family, Thaddeus and Uziah Burrows and family, Elvis Butler
and family, Petrona and family, Pauline and family, Ida Burrows
and family, Eva Knowles, Basil and family, family of the late Ethlyn
Ferguson, family of the late Edney Burrows, the family of the late
Adam Johnson, Harry Simmons and Public Officers Choir,
Toastmasters Club 3956, Bahamas Professional Receptionist
Association, The Hon Dion Folks, Minister of Labour and Maritime
Affaairs, Mrs. Thelma Beneby PS Ministry of Labour and Maritime
, staff of Post Office, Banas oF POR peer enon
De ee res RTE NE WA NEN vse



ota EE MONIT AS ST UAE



Restoiae Momovial Mortuary
and Cromaloiium Limiled

£$0r ERD:

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 11

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

INTs esha. ae

Department, Vincent Peet, MP North Andros, family’ OE New Life
Christian Center and Infinite Works, Lighthouse Ministry.



ROBERT SAMUEL
JOHNSON, 86

| of Lower Bogue, Eee will be held
| on Saturday May 24°", 2008 at 11:00am
| at St. John the Baptist ‘Catholic Church,
| Lower Bogue, Eleuthera. Officiating
will be Msgr. John Johnson. Interment
will follow in Lower Bogue Public
‘Cemetery.



He is survived by his wife: Freeda Maria Johnson, sons: Oscar
Johnson of Nassau, Rev. Stanford Johnson of Ft. Pierce Florida,
Wesley and Ephraim Johnson of Lower Bogue, Eleuthera and
Arnold and Orelious Johnson of Freeport, Grand Bahama; daughters:
Louise McDonald and Brendalee Neilly of Lower Bogue;
Grandsons: Mark Johnson, Demetrius, Michael, Jarvarus, Wilbert,
Mekal, Jason, Milky, Montgomery, Trevor, Malcolm, Arashio,
Kenny, Raymond, Kurt, Jeremy, Sentenial, Sammy and Lynden;
granddaughters: Agatha, Kelima, Debra, Mahalia, Lorista, Pearline,
Brunel, Kathy, Beanca, Deann, Tasha, Lakisha, Arnell, Kaylisa,
Orielia, Orianna, Bridgenna and Monique; 35 great grandchildren:
brothers: Ronald Johnson of Lower Bogue and Bernard Johnson
of Nassau; sister: Aleta Albury of Nassau; brothers-in-law: George
Cash, Alfred Cash and Monis Moss of Lower Bogue and Mulgrae
Sweeting of Nassau, sisters-in-law: Emmie Sweeting, Betty Johnson
and Melita Cash of Nassau, Evelyn Johnson, Ruth Cash and Rodleah
Cash of Lower Bogue and Muriel Sweeting of Upper Bogue; son-~
in-law: Mario Neilly of Lower Bogue; daughters-in-law: Ettame
Johnson of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Arbella Johnson of Nassau, Deborah
and Peggy Johnson of Freeport, Eulamae Johnson of Lower Bogue;
nephews: Whitfield, Rodney, Sunny, Lynden, Dan, Pat, Anthony,
Stanley, Clee, Lesley, Douglas, Jolly, 942 Sargeant Lennie Albury;
nieces: Laverne, Carmen, Gwen, Ann, Caretta, Berthalee and .
Wanderine and a host of other relatives and friends including: The
Bain family, The Neilly family, Cash family of Lower Bogue, Eric
Johnson and family, Florence Scavella, Nurse Priscilla, Shelly
Johnson, Rose Woods of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera, the entire staff of
the Lower Bogue Clinic especially Nurse Dan -

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on
Friday May 23%, 2008 from 10: 00am to 2:00pm and from 6:00pm
until service time at the church.



RETARD LLG MONON OTR AND AIAG NPS REA ERT TIT EOI






PAGE 1 2, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008




























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

“PATRICIA LEONA
WALKINE SMITH, 62






















daughters: Nurse Deborah Smith, Shevaughn Smith, Shanice Taylor and
Kim Woodside, adopted son: Clyde Williams Jr., stepdaughter: Sheva
Rolle; grandchildren: Aneisha, Deja, Edward, Travis, Justin, David Jr.,
Eddie, Tyrque, Shameka, Vaughn, keisha, Naquita, Ashley, Shevonne,
Ashton, Ashnique, Tavaris, Caaliyah; great grandchildren: Delicia and

Edith Smith, Lenora Clarke, Leotha Newton; brother-in-law: William

Hepburn, Monique Lewis, 1445 Elvis Williams, Franklin, Andrew,

Pate Meet Oe.
and Crematouum Limiled

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas l

. | | pihedabalahaitales dalle FOR

of Kennedy Sub Division, and formerly :
of Crooked Island will be held on ;
| Wednesday May 28th, 2008 at 12:00noon :
at Golden Gates Assemblies Outreach ;
| Ministries, Carmichael Road. Officiating :
| will be Bishop Ross Davis assisted by :
Pastor Alan Strachan. Interment will follow ;
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. :

Left to cherish fond memories are sons: Wilfred and Jamiko Smith;

Travis, siblings: ASP Charles Walkine, Vernice Walkine, Craig and ;
Michael Walkine, Janice and Julianne Smith and Emily Cornish; sons- ;
in-law: David Taylor and Brian Woodside; aunts: Vivian and marina :
Moss; uncles: Cleveland Walkine and Cleveland Nixon; sisters-in-law: :

Smith; numerous-nieces and nephews including: Jackie Woodside, Kayla :

Christopher and Clyde Williams, Clifford, David and Henry Daxon, ;
Rachel Mackey, Pastor Anthony Flowers, Melford, Cleo, Cleon, Nickola, ;
Eloise, Portia, Kryn, Dave, 2416 Keno Smith, Daisy, Esther, Millie, Irene, ;
Jackie, Pete, Robert, Jay, Leslie, Jenny, Arthur, Jeffrey, Steven, Alvin, ;
Selly, Arthur, Nehemiah and Karen and a host of other relatives and ;
friends including: Gloria Moss, David Knowles, Velma Moss and family, :
Otis Cartwright, Wilbert Moss Jr., Marilyn Saunders & family, Romaine :
Nixon & family, Gladstone Rolle & family, Pamela Walkine & family, :
Pastor Bernie Moss & family, Renee Walkine & family, Coretta Moss ;
& family, Everatte Jones, Verlyn Scavella & family, Patsy & Sarah Jones, :
Tanya & Tatiana Farquharson, Veronica Culmer & family, Rebecca ;
Henfield & family, Emily Ferguson, Sharon Flowers, Francis Woodside :
& family, Felicity Johnson, Tamika Burrows, Ade & Christine Docemo, :
Zoey Campbell, Cheryl Williams, Sean Rolle, Theodore & Tracey Dorsette, :
Christine Farrington, Christoper Ferguson, Sharon Rolle, Anne Rolle, :
Marissa Moss, Andrew Woodside, Tammy, Tameka & Vaughn Smith, :
Mary Russell, Norma Rolle & family, Rachel Culmer, Clifford Mackey, :
Bernado Gibson, Hepburn family, Michelle Delancy & family, Richard :
Bootle, Delano Ferguson, Charles Bonimy, Shanique Hanna, Nurse ;
Angela Walkine, Livingston Sweeting & family, Lisa Lundy, Martin :
Culmer, Anthony Taylor, Carison Lewis, Shashana Williams, Desmond }
Ferguson, Sonia Thompson, Cassandra Neely, Dwight & Patrice Cox, }
David Rolle & family, Minister Priscilla Dean, Denise Adderley and :
family, Akia Woodside, Virginia Roach & family, Sylvia Russell, Susan :
Rolle, Robinson family, Romer family, Grace Ferguson & family, The :.
BTC family, BTC Board of Directors, BTC Camperdown Exchange, :
BTC Executive Offices, Harbourside at Atlantis, Housekeeping at Atlantis, ;
staff 0} f Ministry of Education, “NO II Joanne Oliver & Female Medical 2

-and Manuel Gonsalves; two aunts, Rennie Ferguson and Nell Reid;

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NASSAU

P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ° Fax:-(242) 340-8034

Staff, NO I Dianne Evans & Gambier Clinic Staff, BTC Retiree
Association, The Golden Gates Assembly family, Golden Gates Church
of Christ family, The BCPOU family, BCPMU family, Dept. of Public
Health, The IAAP, Pastor Sam Bootle & The Lutheran Church of Nassau,
Dr. Charles Rahming, Dr. Magnus, Dr. Bartlett, Dr. Sheena Antonio; The
Kennedy Subdivision community, Kemp Rod community, Natasha’s
Beauty Salon and many others too numerous to mention.-

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial eo
and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on Tuesd. dgy May
27th, 2008 from 10: 00am to 5:00pm and Wednesday May 28! » 2008
from 10:30am until service time at the church.




NORMA
BRENNEN, 63

|| of Monestary Park, will be held- on

Saturday May 24th, 2008, 1:45pm at St.

Anselm’s Catholic Church, Bernard Road,

Fox Hill. Officiating will be Msgr. Preston

A. Moss assisted by Msgr. Simeon Roberts.

’ Interment will follow in St.. Anselm’s
Cemetery, Fox Hill. -





























She is predeceased by her mother: Mazie
Wallace and she is survived by her father:
Arthur Brennen; four children, Melissa Gomez, Victor Ganot, Linda
Ganot and Lorraine Gonsalves; five grand-children, Angel and Annabell
Baker, Mateus, Diego and Benedict Gonsalves; two great-grand children,
Kayden and Kiara Hanna; three in-laws, Anthony Baker, Everika Ganot

cousins, Elizabeth J ohnson (Miami, Fl), Kenneth Ferguson, ‘Antoinette
Sawyer, Francis Stuart, Arnold Ferguson, Dorothy Ferguson, Debra
Ferguson (Miami, Fl) and Dr. Theodore Ferguson and their families.
Other relatives and friends: Ivonne Adderley and family, Msngr. Preston
Moss, Irma Johnson, Florida Young and family, Karen and Yvonne
Brennen and families, Regina Brennen and family, Nett Hanna-Adderley
and family, Carolyn Levarity and family, Bernadette and family, Beverly
Adderley and family, Gloria Rolle and family, Leone Duncanson and
family, The Moxey’s, The Majors, Tracy and Patrice Knowles and family
and all Monastery Park families, Royal Bahamas Police Force friends
and a host of relatives and friends. Church organizations: St. Anselm’s
Ladies Auxiliary, St. Anselm’s Choir, Parish families of St. Anselm’s
and Parish families of St. Francis, St.Thomas Moore Prayer group and
St. Francis Spirit Ablaze prayer group. -

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial Mortuary
and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on Friday M,
oat, d 2008 from 10: 00am to 6:00pm and again on Saturday May 24
2008 from 10:00am to 11:00am and from 12:00 noon until service time
at the church,

BW LE . CH eT LST STI PT SE TEE



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 13

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



4

ROBERT JAMES
TAYLOR, 75

| of Kennedy Sub Division, died |
at The Princess Margaret |

Hospital on Friday May 16,
2008.

3 | He is. survived by his wife:

~ Loise Taylor; son: Wayne |
Rolle: Sisters: Thelma Johnson, Stella Sawyer, Janet

Taylor; daughters: Rosalee Moss, Shirley Johnson,

Nicole Symonette; sister: Olive Rolle; brother: Joseph
Missick and a host of other relatives and friends. |

Funeral arrangement will-be announced at a later date. : of 7
| Funeral announcements will be made at a later date.

Retired Deputy

Superintendent of Police :

ROOSEVELT
ROLLE, 66

“1 Of Garden Hills IL, and formerly
| of Arthur’s Town, Cat Island,

died at his residence on May :

17, 2008. .

He is survived by his wife: Ethlyn Rolle; mother:
Blanche Smith; son: Corporal 1910 Lynden Rolle;

daughters: Yvonne Smith and Valerie Rolle; adopted 2

daughters: Ruthmae Mortimer and Melvera Miller;
a host of other.relatives and friends.

Funeral announcements will be made at a later date.

Bh eeseicinsoninciocleanaiceiminn POE IRIE OY ATA CT ERO TNE RE EE

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

+ a Ni hei coals ee



MAURICE
ROLLE, 64

of St. Paul Street, died at his

residence on Monday May 19,

2008.

He is survived by His Son:
Fabian Rolle; Daughters:
Denise Sands and Monique

Mackey and Joan Dean; Brothers: Eleon, Nicholas

and Herman Jr. Rolle, and a host of other relatives

and friends.

_ MARIKA |
JOHNSON, 33

of South Beach died at The
| Princess Margaret Hospital on
| Friday May 16, 2008.

She is survived by her Son:

1 Mariko Major; Daughter:

Frandesha Major; Parents:

George and Jestina Johnson; Sisters: Claudia Pinder,

Tracy and Bridgette Johnson; Brother: Derek Johnson

and a host of other relatives and friends.

sisters: Agnes, Rosie and Irene; brother: Moses and | Funeral announcements will be made at a later date.





PAGE 14, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

CAPTAIN

DWAYNE PARNELL |

BOWE, 44

of Ameryllis Ave., Garden Hills #1 will be |
held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at New |
Covenant Baptist Church, East-West
Highway. Pastor A. Geoffrey Wood-assisted |
by Pastor Arlington D. Moss, Canon Harry |
Bain and Minister Margaret Woodside will |
officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview
dF OK. Drives 4

Memorial Gardens,

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gaye Antoine-Bowe; daughter,
Giselle Bowe; son, Dorian Montgomery Bowe; brother, Kenton Rolle,

Sr.; sisters, Dominique Horton and Yanakha Rolle; parents-in-law, Fitzroy-

- and Gloria Antoine; adopted mother, Miriam Brown; grandfather,

Reginald McKenzie, Sr. of Rolleville, Exuma; grandmother-in-Iaw, Pastor |
Curlena Cox of Chester's Acklins; sisters-in-law, Sharmaine Rolle, Lynette ;

Deveaux,Jan Archer, Georgina Antoine, and Antoinette Adams of Florida;

brothers-in-law, Don Hunt, Roy Antoine, Geoffrey Deveaux, Tyrone |
Archer, and Steven Adams of Florida; aunts, Visna Bowe-MacKay, Joan :

Bowe-McKay of Grand Bahama, Stephanie Bowe, Kwanza Bowe of Exuma, ;
Sybil Wright, Magnola Rolle, Sadiemae Nixon, Lillymae Vickers of Miami, :
Fl., Charlene Nixon of Miami, Fl.; Minister Magaret Woodside, Minister :
Jane Williams, Grace, Daphane and Majorie Mckenzie, Betty Cabral, Alrica |

Williams of Abaco, Elder Velma Smith of Grand Bahama, Brenda Williams,

Esmae Cox, Louisa Antoine of Trinidad, June Straker of Canada, Claudette

Antoine of Trinidad, Malrie Darling, Linelle Cox of Ft. Lauderdale, F1.,

and Ethlyn Cox of Grand Bahama; uncles, F. Nigel Bowe, Kenneth D.

Bowe, Charles Mackay, Kendal Nixon of Exuma, Nevelon McKenzie,

Franklin, Reginald Jr., Amos, Douglas, Allen, Tyrone and of Exuma, Niegel |
McKenzie of North Carolina, Dennis Cabral, Raridolph Williams, Lermon. ‘
Rolle of Exuma, Donley Cox of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., Larry Williams of, |
Abaco, Chapman Williams, Kelvin Antoine of Trinidad, Hollis Straker of |
Canada; nieces, Kenisha and Sharniece Rolle, Brittany, Shakita, RoyAnn
and Tia Antoine, Cholee Deveaux, Dontae and Rudell Hunt, Jalesa and
Kaylah Adams of Florida; nephews, Kenton, Jr., Sharvaal and Keenen :
Rolle, Gio Bain, Don Hunt Jr., Teron, Tyron and Tosh Archer and Carrason |

Hunt; grand aunts, Carmetha Rolle, Roxie McPhee, Luella McKenzie,
Felda McKenzie, Evangelist Petrona Ferguson, Madeline George of Pestel,

Acklins, Inez Ferguson; grand uncle, King,Johnathan, and Benjamin |
McKenzie, Alonza McPhee, J. Edward Johnson; great grand aunt, Lottie |
Darling; godfather, Livingston Junior" Davis of Exuma; godson, Antoine ;
Williamson Jr.; immediate cousins, Carlos and Rosa Bowe, Claude and :
Christina Bowe, Inesita and Kimberly Bowe, Doctors Dane and Colleen '
Bowe, Darren Bowe, Krysti and Delano Bowe, Charles James (CJ.) McKay, }

Vesna Thisbe MacKay, Brenton, Melanie, and Bradley Wright Adrian,

Lillian Barrett, Raquel, Mallory, Aldrin, and Ashley Rolle, Pherron Rolle
Sr. and Jr.,Jude Rolle, Arime and Debbie Rolle, Anceneo Pratt, Rijn and |
Shatiya Nixon, Lamont Nixon, Chandira Wright, Matthew Chandler, Brianna |
Sweeting, Judy and Shantz Colebrooke and family, Vernamae Johnson and

family, Prescola Basden and family of Grand Bahama, Alfred Johnson and
family of Abaco, Reno and Shenique Johnson and family, D'Lamar and
Melissa Gibson and family of Abaco, Robert and Ovanta Adams and family
of Grand Bahama, Dwayne Adams and family of Daytona Beach, FI.,
Louise Cartwright and family of the Berry Islands, Natasha and Terrance
Rolle and family, Tien Gibson and Rakem Sweeting, Tess Mullings, Dario
and Jackie Cox of Grand Bahama, Kevin Cox and family, Rochelle, Allison
and Stephen Straker of Canada, Winston Colliemore and family of Trinidad;

Deloris Rolle and family, Hazel Knowles and family, Bishop Salathiel
Rolle and family, Ada Rolle and family, Naomi Curtis and family; other
relatives.and friends inclnding, Antoine and Anna Williamson and family,
Michael Wilson and family, Patrick Musgrove and family, Father Dwight
Bowe and family, Canon Harry Bain and family, Mavis Bowe and family,
Shane Longley, William Henderson, Bradley McPhee, Murillo Sullivan,
Perry Ferguson and family, Bishop Rudolph V. Bowe and family, The Hon.

Fenton Neymour and family, Pamela Thompson, Michael and Dennard
Bowe, Mrs. Edwina Gibson and family, Brenda Kerr-Hendfield, Alexander
and Brendon Henfield, Kenneth Nixon, Harry Nixon, Janet Newbold,
Sharon Smith, Glen Davis, Sandra Davis, Alrick Micklewhite, Oliver Rolle,
Valerie Toney and family, Nesbitt (Roy) Davis, Peter Bowe and family,
Una Bowe-Curtis and family, Pastor A. Geoffrey Wood and family, Pastor
Arlington Moss and family, Bishop Raymond Neilly and family, Mrs.
Jacqueline Bain and family, Ed and Bevwvie Curling and family, Joseph and
Karen Feast and family, Dennis' and Donna Newton and family, Ruth
Brown and family, Mrs. Dellareese Edgecombe and family, Ms. Jennifer
Rahming and family, Mr. and Mrs, Hugh Sandiford and family, Ms. Majorie
Cleare and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester George and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Yearwood and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dean and family, Mrs.
Alma Mackey, Mrs. Averald Carey and family, Mr. Henry Bain, the Temple ©
Baptist Church family,.the Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church family, the
Sky Bahamas Airlines family, the Southern Air Charter family, the Le-Air
Charter family, the graduating Class of 1982 of Grand Bahama Catholic
High School, Bain family of Farmer's Cay, Exuma, Beverly Finley and
family, Marina Rolle and family, Pastor Douglas Rolle, Pastor Iggerina
Taylor, Leotha Romer and family, William Gaitor and family, The Moxey
family, The Lloyd's Connection, Roy Bowe and family, Forester Bowe and
family, The Godet family, Shirley Papageorge and family, Helen Zahran
of Washington, Georgia and family, Leonard Deveaux and family of Miami,
Florida, Enid Cox and family, the family of the Late Bertram Bowe, The
Nixon family of Exuma and Nassau, The family of the late Maurice Bowe,
the family of the Late Keva Nixon-Rolle of Exuma, Lillian Bowe-Ward of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, the family of the late Leonard "Bowtie"Bowe,
The family of the late Alvira Bowe, the family of the Madeline Bowe-
Ward, the family of the late Lillian Bowe, the family of the late Charles
Bowe, the family of the late Kathleen Bowe-Nixon, the family of the late
Ismae Bowe-Ferguson, the Family of the late Geraldene Bowe-Holgerson,
the family of the late Stafford Bowe, the family of the late Sylvia Bowe-
Newbold, the family of the late Ethel Bowe, the family of the late Eglon
Bowe, the family of the late Leon Bowe, the family of the late Elijah Bowe,
the family of the late Eloise Bowe-Ritchie, and others too numerous to

Friends may pay their last respects at Temple Baptist Church, Farrington
Road on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 15

Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030 =
Nassau Street, P.0.Box N-1026 :

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

KHODEE VALDEZ.
DAVIS, 16

.| of Reeves Street, Fox Hill, will be held |
~on Saturday-at 1:00 p.m. at The Church
of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road; :

Rev. Dr. Carrington Pinder and Rev.
Sabrina Pinder assisted by: other
ministers of the gospel will officiate.
Interment will follow in St. Mark's
Cemetery, Romer Street, Fox Hill.

His survivors include, mother, Sonia Dill,
Customs Officer; ‘father, Derek Davis, stepmother, Janet Davis;

grandparents, Samuel and Thelma Dill; guardian, Sheila Dill; spiritual
parents, Rev. Dr. Carrington and Sabrina Pinder; brothers, David Bart |
Jr. and Jamal Davis Sr.; sister, Candice Davis; 19 aunts, Deborah

Knowles, Genevieve and Tenise Dil, Sheryl Adams, Sheena McPhee,

Paula McKenzie, Willamae Mackey, Sheenie Pratt, Sheria Saunders,

Carla Bastian, Toinette Munnings, Harriet Rolle, Dorothy McPhee,
Shelly Shepherd, Sherliemae, Theresa, JaCinta, Kenva and Portia Davis;

13 uncles, Prince and Samuel Dill Jr., David Adams, Thomas Ferguson, |
Samuel Adderley, Erskine, Ryan, Lionel, Dale, Lenny, Peter, Andre :
- and Paul Davis; godparents, Julie Hutchinson, Remilda Price, Kathleen :
Williamson and Orman Forbes; nephew, Jamal Davis Jr., seven grand :
aunts, Maude Beal, Gloria Murray and Nora Williams of Ft. Lauderdale, :
Florida, Cecilia Smith, Joyce Dorothy and Florezell Moncur; three |
granduncles, Joseph Gaitor of Detroit, Michigan, Raymond Murray of |

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and David Moncur; sister-in-law, Angie Dayis;
best friends, Britnee Demeritte, Britney McKenzie and Rikeno Seymour; ;
other relatives and friends including, Brandon Knowles, Charmaine ;
and Jason Curry, Jermaine Pratt, Stanley Lightbourne, Julian King, :
Terez Morley, Tenisha Stuart, Kenderia, Allison, Violet, Joel, Prince
‘Jr.,Tavon and Renaldo Dill, David Adams Jr., Elvis Rolle, Frank, Tanaz, :

Peck, Jojo, Bradley, Nado, Davander, Ashley, KeShan, Janeile,

Devera,Caree and Slavonia Pinder, Keshae Davis, Brunson, Edward, :
Drason, Kareem, Skulla, McNeil, Rodney and Gina Moncur, Sidney |

and Antanell Logan, Robert Farrington, Veronica and Akia Knowles,

Wendell Whylly, Chris Basden Jr., Margaret and Ignes Cash and family,
Debbie Gibson and family, the Price family, the Armbrister family, |
Wendell Miller and the Charles W. Saunders School family, Neil :
Hamilton and The Temple Christian School family, the entire Moncur :
and Davis families, staff of F & S Electric, Governor General Youth :
Award Programme, St. Marks Native Baptist Church family and Youth :
Group, Bahamas Customs family, Betty K. Agencies, Betty K. Customs :

staff, Francis Darling, Honourable Fred Mitchell, Dr. Jacinta Higgs,
the entire Fox Hill community, Latisha, Daevanda and Derek Adams,
Deidre Davis and Lynette Rolle.

May his soul rest in peace.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44

Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on pay
_at the church from 11:30 a.m. until service time.

GWENDOLYN
RICHARDSON, 80

of #119 Collins Avenue, will be held |
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Abundant
| Life Bible Church, Abundant Life Road.
Pastor Jermaine Watkins and Pastor Gil
Maycock will officiate. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, °
Soldier Road.

Memory of "MOM" will always remair

in the hearts of her children, Ellen, Johr:

Audley Jr., Donnajeane, Dianalynn,

Jackie *Callwin, Sidwell and Trevor; daughters- in-law, Janet, Margot,
Julia, Kay and Naomi; sons-in-law, Geoffrey Turnquest and Keith _
Miller; grandchildren, Dahrren, Shedland, Dahralyn, Johnathan,
Bereashia, Atlantia, Natasha (deceased), Rhon, Javano, Jahantha,.-
Jaemann, Jaiovanhi, Jaiovanhia, Jovanh, Jaismal, Jaisma, Latoyia,
Jacel, Geoffrey Jr., Jerard, Melissa, Keith, Allyn, Xanthe’, Trimyko,
Alyson, Lavinston, Callwin Jr., Demoy, Sydnee, Samantha, Shannon, ©
Nikeema, Adrian, Shavon; 30 great grandchildren; niece, Veronica
Allen; adopted daughters, Gloria Wallace, Nora Albury, Donna. .
Thompson; other relatives and friends including Agatha Williams,
Vernie Thompson, Doris Fitzgerald, Beryl Carroll Russell, Gwen Hanna,
Vernal Sands, Allan Gibson, Edward Fitzgerald, Thelma Thurston and
family, Eddie Archer, Heather Buchanan, Delores Major and family,
the Kenny family, Seymour family, Elliot family, Simone Beneby, Dr.

-Mary McCartney, Dr.Nicholas Fox, Ray-Don Poitier, Magnal Thompson,

Pamela Newbold and family, Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie and family,
the Mitchell family, Winifred Munnings and family, Hortance Bowe
and family, Almeda and family, Audrey Francis and family, Hinna
Major and family, Norma Hall and family, Mike Stubbs and family,
Roland Rolle, Rev. Dr. Carrington Pinder.and Rev. Sabrina Pinder and
family, Pastor Rick Dean and family, Andrew Conliffe and family,
Maria Conliffe, Dora Dean and family, Ed Thompson and family,
Maxwell Stubbs and family, Delores Munnings, Pamela Newbold and
family, Lois Nicholls and family and Abundant Life Church family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m: to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday

: at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.





PAGE 16, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

jE ) Bethel Brothers Morticians|

noe Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7059
Nassau Street, P.O. Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR _

HERCULES
CLARKE, 75

of Kemp Road, will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
at St. Margaret's Anglican
Church, Kemp Road, Rev.
Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte,



Rev. Fr. Mervyn Johnson |

and Rev. Angela Palacious
will officiate. Interment will follow in the church's
cemetery.

Survivors include his brother-in-law, Isaac "Abba"
Smith; nieces, Felicia Capron, Cora Johnson,
Sharon Robinson, Gwennith Smith, Michelle
Butler, Elise Hall, Chegera Smith, Elizabeth Clarke,
Andrea Sweeting, Valerie Clarke and Yen Smith;
nephews, Anthony, Maxwell, Angelo, Kendrick
_ and Marquis Smith, Cassius, Kevin, Ivan, Jeff,
Tony and Gregory Clarke, numerous grand nieces
and nephews and other relatives including Father
Mervin "Buck" Johnson, Lundy Robinson, Edmond
Butler :.nd Stephen Sweeting; special friend, Mrs.

- Verdeli Adderley; the Kemp Road family, Agnes |

Albut / and family, Charles Rahming and family,
the Archers, the McKenzie family, the Adderley
family, the Gray family, Thomas and Melvina
Cooper and family, Maria Nixon and family,
Lulamae Taylor and family, Curlean Smith and
family, Godfrey Eneas, Roryann, Joey, John and
_ Kevin Johnson and others too numerous to mention.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St.
Margaret's Soup Kitchen.



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Publish your
CARD OF THANKS
or

IN LOVING MEMORY

in The Tribune’s_ |
NEW

OBITUARY

SECTION

: Every Thursday |

SS ‘alll u S today



502-2352
or 502-2354



Ne BE AE SRE RE NN OR CIE CASA RAR GREETS ERR LSS

8
-

NINE ME RIAN NT I TS ETE ET



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 17

Demeritte’s Funeral |
MARKET STREET « P.O. BOX GT-2097 « TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

CYNTHIA MARIE
MORTIMER, 77

| aresident of Canterbury Park off Prince Charles
Drive, will be held at Our Lady of the Holy }
Souls Church, Deveaux Street, on Saturday at :
| 12:00 noon. Officiating will be Fr. Michael }
Kelly, ss.cc., and other Clergys of the :
Archdiocese, assisted by Deacon Peter :
| Rahmings and Deacon Maxwell Johnson. :
Interment follows in the Catholic Cemetery, }

‘| Infant View Road.

"Left to cherish the blessings and memory of
her life are Her loving sons, Maurice Kendal and Renbert Gerard; daughters, :
Roselyn Marie Rolle, Marcia Jane Mortimer, Assistant Superintendent of Police :
‘Theresa Hanna, Bernice Marie Willis, Bridgette Georgette Pratt; grandchildren, :
Derreck Ingraham, Marcel, Vonurie, Andra, Katherine, Renbert and Rena Mortimer, :
Jermaine Smith, Omah and Alexis Hanna, Monique, Shana and Andre Rolle, }
Christina Pratt, Devon Ryan; greatgrandson, Maurice Mortimer; sons-in-law, :
Attorney Norwood A. Rolle, Geddes A. Willis, Christopher C. Pratt; daughters- :
in-law, Theresa and Eula Mortimer; sisters, Patricia Johnson, Pandora Pratt, Udell :
Black, Carmelitta Williams, Rose Culmer; brothers, Lionel and Robert Rose, :
George (Happy) Gardiner, Hubert Poitier, Janies Morley; uncle, Leroy Glass; }
aunts, Eloise Armstrong, Florabell Penn, Keva Farquaharson, Coralee Sturrup; :
brothers-in-law, Bruce Mortimer, Frank Pratt and Albert Rigby; sisters-in-law, }
Bernice Mortimer, Thelma, Marva, Louise, Cleomi and Betty Rose; numerous }
nieces and nephew including, Attorneys Lynden and Jacob Rose, Attorneys
Debra Munnings, and Sharon Hutchinson, Cecil, Maxwell, Phyllis, Ednal, Sonia }
Debra, Frenrick, Pricillia, Dwight, Walter, Philip, Brian, Monique, Patrick, Keith, :
Charles, Burke, N'Kimo, Kim, Willard, Stephen, Diane, Edna, Sherrie-Ann, Deidre,
Sherry, Clement, John, Marilyn, Inspector Denise Rose, Gerard, Gervaise, Quentin :
and Tracy Culmer, Nettica and Larry Daxon, Monique, Ricardo and Ian Pratt; :
Kenneth Christie, Philip Johnson, Daphanie, Barbara, Coleen, Christine, Kim, }
Dianne, Gerald and Julie Hamilton, Tyrone and Rhonda Magee, Michael, Bruce }
and Joseph Mortimer of Orlando Florida, Reginald, Anthony, Thomas, Richard, :-
Wendell, Patricia, Pamela and Sharon Black of Orlando, Florida, Dorothea and :
Renaldo Delaney, Sherrie Ferguson, Tanya, Michael, Ingrid White, Albert Christine, :
‘Kendal, Joseph, Archie and Emestine Rigby, Annamae and Sammy Delva, Gathwell :
and Zenniemae Johnson, Stanley, Stanya and Shamika White; other family and :
friends including, Sister Joan Anderson, Sister Regina Michael, Monsignor Alfred
Culmer, Rev. Terrance Morrison and family, Rev. Dr. Stephen Thompson and :
family, Hubert Dean and family, Edward and Katherine Glinton and family, Joel i
Thompson and family, Stafford and Deloris Munnings and family, John and Erva :
Hall and family, Ruth Strachan and family, Dorothy Hanna and family, Pastor }
Cyril Sands and family, Gertlene Miller and family, James and Cynthia Moss and
family, Leona Ferrier, Michael and Eulease Munroe and family, Fiona, Noel and
Britt Turnquest, Nancy and Marvin Pinder, Maud Sturrup and family, George and :
Paula Wilson and family, Neil and Tracy Wells, Barbara Cash, Ann Turnquest, i
Ena Campbell and family, Deloris Nottage and family, Florinda Bastian and family, :
Doreen Fernander and family, Rolleen Goffe and family, Myrtis Turnquest and }
family, Roland and Brenda Clarke and family, Samuel and Gertrude Rahming and :
family, Reuben and Maud Hamilton and family, Monsignor Simeon Roberts and }
The Kiononian family, Janice Saunders and Majestic Tour family, Ophelia Major, :
Our Lady's 6:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Choirs, Our Lady's and Archdiocesan Women's i
Auxiliary, Patricia Curry, Sylvia Ross, Kevin and Edna Glinton, Eric and Dr. Earl :
Cash, Maxine Lord, Millie and Lillian Bowe, Ena North, Mortimer, Daxon, Brooks, }
Adderley, Stubbs and Gibson families, The Grand Bahama family including Virtal, :
Valderine, Dereck, Carlton, Kim, Constance, Daisy, Kayla, Sonia, The Rolle and :
Wallace, The Grand Bahama family Worship Center family, Yvonne Williams, |:
Adadyce.Strachan; Garcia-Harvey-and-family,-Henry.Saunders-and.-family, Alicia-.

Rahming and family, Attorneys Eurecka Charlton, Sandra Dee Gardiner, Debbie
Pennerman and Carrie Turnquest.

Friends may pay their-last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 11:00
a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Our Lady's Building Fund of Our
Lady's Library Fund.

ALMA
JOHNSON, 57

of Stapledon Gardens and formerly of The Cove
Cat Island, will be held a Zion Baptist Church
East & Shirley Street; on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be the Rev. T.G.. Morrison.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
-Rd. és

Left to cherish her memory are, her two sisters,

Eulean Johnson and Yvonne Smith; brothers,

Winfield Johnson of London England, Wesley

Johnson of Ft. Pierce Florida; two aunts, Alvilda
"Dove" Johnson of Los Angeles California, & Hester Johnson, one uncle Rev.
Prince Hépburn; brother-in-law, Sandin Smith; sister-in-law Patricia Johnson
of Ft. Pierce Florida; nieces and nephews, Jacqueline and Dario Cox and Shawn
Johnson of Freeport, Janice, Sallian and Trevor Wallace, Rev. T.G. and Royann
Morrison, Shonell, Telisa, Thalia and Tansy, Shadennon and Andrea Smith, Jasmine
Cartwright, Kerrington Newbold, Estella Thompson; grandnieces and nephews,
Rashad, Reagan, Jada, Alexander, Shawn Jr., Fernando and Joshua, Terranne and
Terroy Morrison; two adopted daughters, Erica Ferguson and Gwen Armbrister;
four grandchildren, Kerryann, Elon, Erineka and Eldon; numerous relatives
and friends including, Deidre, Rowena, Olive, Mizpah, Sonia, Mary, Lischur,
Dorothy Tiesha and Lilles of Miami, Fla., Grace, Valley, Stephanie, Helena,
Christine, The Riley family, Eddison and Eloise "Panny" Gibson, Margaret and
Maria Middleton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson and family, Winifred
Brown and Family, Carla Baker, Clara Linsey and family, Grace Seymour and
family, Rev. Clifton Hepburn, The St. Pauls Baptist Church Cove, Cat Island,
Beverly Thacker, Cosette Johnson, Valencia Carroll, Eurena Turner and family,
Don and Betsy Leadon and family, Carnetta and Johnley Ferguson, Vernis Storr
and family, Ethlyn Meadows, Val Seymour and family, Iva Strachan, Jason and
Sophette Russell, Paula Romer and family, Eugie Cadet, Rev. Dr. Garnet and
Letisha King, Dianna Lightbourne, Amelia Wilson, Dalmette Rolle, Olga Wilson,
Genest and Magdalene Rolle and family, Shirley Strachan and family, Eleanor
Dorsette and family, Ivan Rasmey, Minerva Rolle and family, Timothy Ramsey,
Lizerene Saunders and family, Tamica Walker, Hartman Moncur and family,
Francis Deveaux and family, Nancy and family, Vincie Dorsett and family, Mabel
Rodgers and family, Ellamae Rolle and family, Marzell Smith, Ludell Whyley,
Valencia Carroll, Beris Barr, Catherine Sweeting, Judymae Rolle, Ruth Summer,
Eleanor Dorsette and family, Nurse Coralee Turner and family, Maxine Stevens
and family, Preston and Debra McCoy and family, Isabell Wilson and family,
Hannah Poitier and family, Inez Miller, Garnet Hepburn and family Teachers of
the Cat Island District, San Salvador College Teachers, Zion Baptist family of
Nassau and Cat Island, Dr. Magnus Ekedede, Jan Deveaux, Shaureen Hall and
the staff of Doctors Hospital, Bahamas Union of Teachers, BTC family, Toastmasters
Club Landfall, and the entire community of Cat Island.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, |
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-12:30
p.m«-and. at the.church from 1:30 p.m.. until Funeral-Home,..service.time..





PAGE 18, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008



Demeritie’s Funeral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET « P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



_FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ELDER EDMUND
KNOWLES, 72

aresident of #21 Trumputer Aden Forest,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, and formerly

Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Williams, assisted by Rev. Douglas



Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Elder Delores Knowles;

Strachan, Charles Hepburn, Harvy and Javon Johnson, Krystal Johnson,
Antonia, Anthony & Marsha Adderley; step grandchildren, Gerard,
Glenardo, Glenesea and Brittanaya Smith; great grandchildren,

Johnson, Charles Hepburn and Anthony Adderley; stepson-in-Iaw,
Glen Austin Smith; sisters-in-law, Theresa Knowles, Helen Morrison,
Sylvia Fernander, Cherill Knowles, Gladys, Pope Knowles of Kendall,

Fla.; step sister-in-law: Sheila Rolle; brothers-in-law, Charles : |.
Fernander and Chief Apostle David McCartney Williams; step brother- :
in-law, Bishop Fred Newchurch; aunts, Clementina Edgecombe and
Mariletta Butler; uncles, Frank Edgecombe and James Butler; :

humerous nieces and nephews, Queenie Missick, Val Major,
Brendalee Lynden, Jameelha Missick, Angelique Ferguson, Riel Major,

Megan Major, Cindy Forbes, Tyre Forbes, Lace Forbes, Tyrone Stephen

Forbes, Teddy and Philip Lynden, Michael Farrington, Joaquin Missick,
Brian Bowe, Alexander and Darrington Darling, Valentino Richardson,

Stephen Major, Jerome Missick, Jermaine Ferguson, Racquel Young,
Shuna Hunt, Shandy Hunt-Brown, Nadya Munnings-Pratt, Vashi :

Charlton, Mizpah Knowles-Saucier of Orlando, Fla.; Michelle Stuart- father, David Paul; mother, Rhodamia Paul; sisters, Dadine, Kelsey,

: Francia, Shewanda, Beulinda and Nakia Paul; brother, Rodawky
: Paul; step sisters, Nacara Johnson, Inspector Latania Symonette and
Richard Munnings II, Obeadiah Charlton, Glenardo Knowles, Matthew : Benita Louis of Miami, Fla; step brothers, Wadny and Dave Louis,
Knowles, Travis Knowles, Pastor George Stuart, Richard Stuart, Ray, : Jackson Jean, Avenet Louis and Louisane Joseph; uncles, Samuel,
: Daniel, Roosvelt, Wilfrid and Job Paul; aunts, Elaine Paul of Haiti,
i Lydia Pierre, Marie France Paul, Lucie Liberal and Anide Jn. Louis
i of Haiti; cousins, Joel and Wed-ley Paul, Levis Almonord Paul,
? Bernice and Mamoune Paul, Jesica Etienne, Yvone and Yvette Paul;

and The Church of God family, Winston Newchurch, Sandra Olander : 26 nieces and 12 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Amor, Stacy, Lisa Stuart, Tessa Morrison, Kendra, Tara, Janice, Jacinta
& Portia Knowles, Randell Knowles, Don Knowles, Rodney Demetruis,

Wayne, Alvin Morrison, Marvin Knowles of Exuma, Julian Knowles,
Harley and Harvy Morrison; a host of other family and friends
including, New Canaan Zion Baptist Church family, Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Sheila Rolle & family, Bishop Fred Newchurch and family

and family, Bob Brown, Larry Rolle, Collin, H. Clarke, Eric Williams,
James Rolle and family,Keith Johnson, Cyril Smith, Anthony Roker,

and Mrs. Rahming, Rev. Theodore Rahming, Evangelist Sharon Stuart,



: Adderley, Sandra Cunningham and family, Mr. and Mrs. George
: Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Knowles and family, Thoy Rahming-
: Stachan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Munnings, Vernie
: Comarcho, Margret Mortimer of Miami, Fla., Dale Munnings, Emestine
: Douglas, Marlyn Dean, Annamae Knowles, Arene Ferguson, June
! McKenzie and family, Nita Solomon and Netta Jimmie of Sarasota,

. . : : Min. Rosita Whiting- Young of Phoenix, AZ, Freddie and Tryfene
oe : - Ral A ier ae eo ce ? Knowles of Long Island, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fernander and family,
P 1 ! Barbara Ferguson, Pat Knowles, Claudine Evans, Tyrone, Deon,

Sree : : SE : Anthony Miller, Eric Wilmott and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ramsey
Officiating will be Bishop Washington : and family, Cathleen Knowles-Tucker and family, Marsha Taylor and

Sagi : "1, : family, Karen Marsh and family, Ruth Bridgewate, Christina Munnings
Willams. Intermentsellows:i Rox dull : and family, the Johnson family, Nurses of Male Surgical Ward #1-at

: Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Munroe and his team, doctors and
: nurses of Rand Memorial Hospital, the Jones family, the Connell's

. . : family, B.C.P.O.U. family, B.T.C. Executives and Staff, Principal,
stepmother, Mrs. Maria Knowles; sons, Terrance and Edmund : : ; :
Knowles Jr; daughters, Donna Hepburn, Hilda Johnson, Marsha Church family, Pastor Cash and Pastor Curry and Evangelist Temple
Adderley,’step daughter, Bridget Smith; grandchildren,-Lorenzo : Church family, Demeritte's Funeral Home and the entire Fox Hill

? community.

. : Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's funeral Home,
Lornique and Lauren Strachan, and Jahzarra Johnson; step great : : :
grandchild, Gabrielle Smith; brothers, Glen and Kenneth Knowles | cine ieee oo Bie ao paon Friday and on Saturday
and Hartley Morrison; sisters, Margaret Munnings, Prophetess Andrea : ease en eae ete pe oa

McCartney Williams and Ola Knowles-Williams; sons-in-law, Harry

KINGSLEY DAVID .
- St PAVE,
1 yr. & 4 months

| aresident of Ft. Fincastle, will be held
at 2nd St. Paul’s Baptist Church,
Anderson Street, Jail Alley, on Sunday
at 2pm. Officiating will: be Pastor
Prudhomme. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen: &
Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his

; ‘ Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
the Bullard family, John White, Ruth Knowles, Judy Dawkins and : Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday

family, Julian Kinnear family, Rev. Dr. Phillip Rahming, Dr. J. Carl

rom 10:00 a.m.-12 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service

: time.
i Mrs. Ruth Knowles, Sid Rahming, Shamika Munnings, -Anthony. Hee free ecean see teh eS S






THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 19

Demeritte’ s Suneral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

DWIGHT WILLIAM
SWAIN, 55

a resident of#1260 Sugar Apple Street,

Pinewood Gardens, will be held at ?
Believers Gospel Chapel, Elizabeth :

Estates, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Officiating will be Elder Barton |
Duncanson and Pastor Rodrick Rolle. : §£
Interment follows in Southern a

Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

‘Treasured memory will forever linger in the hearts of his wife of 34
years, Anita Swain; daughters, Tanya Swain- Smith, Tina Swain-

Sierra Smith; one pre-deceased grandson, Kavashti Rahming Jr.;
sons-in-law, Marklyn Smith and Lucas Armbrister. Sisters: Candace
Deveaux, Elizabeth Munnings, Lerina Williams, Nurse Faith Swain,
Philippa Swainn-Pinder, Valarea Swain-Miller and Nurse Jennifer
Swain (deceased); brothers, Kirkwood, Sergeant Wilberforce,

Florida; sisters-in-law, Bardott Swain, Norma Pyfrom of Freeport,
Marilyn Scott of Florida, Rosemary Foulkes of Florida, and Cherry
Doctor of Florida; brothers-in-law, Garnet Deveaux, Rex Miller,
Dowdeswell Coakley of Freeport, Frederick Pyfrom, Donald Scott
of Florida, and Dennis Foulkes of Florida; aunts, Lillian Williams
of Florida and Ina Ingraham (deceased). Uncle: Patrick Ingraham;
aunts-in-law, Francis (Sybeline) Adderley and Lela (Elise) Burrows;
nieces, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nurse Fiona St. Albord, Arlene Deveaux,
Necka Wells, Samantha Agbeblewu of Alabama, Chery! Pinder,
Jimenita Swain of Freeport, Jalissa Armbrister, Alexandrianna Swain
of Freeport, Tamesha Pyfrom of Freeport, Chantal Scott of Florida
and Melissa Foulkes of Florida; nephews, Hubert and Cameron
Munnings, Mark, Robert and Herbert Deveaux, Dominique and

Verneski Williams, Renaldo Swain, Richard Swain Jr., Leonardo :
; Cay, Exuma, Constance, Shirley, Inez and lcelee Smith, Loretta: |:
: Miller, Marjorie Maycock, Uterpie Bain, Perky O'Brian, Joy Ferguson;.
: other relatives and friends including, Rev. Leon Bain and family,

Swain, Elijah Swain, Demetri Swain, Frederick Pyfrom It. Michael
Pyfrom, Dominic:and Ian Doctor, Brandon and Christopher Foulkes
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Kavashti

Rahming, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Rahming, The Honorable Byran :
: Percentie, Nancy Ellis, Beverley Finley, Collimae Ferguson, Rev.
: Valderine Pinder of Grand Bahama, The Farmer's Cay Community,
: Rev Dudley Evans and Cora Evans, Sherman Davis, Peter Clarke,
: Macy Brown, Drucilla Davis, the Security Department of the Princess
i Margaret Hospital, Mary Brown of Black Point, Exuma, Rev. Earle
: Francis & family, The First Baptist Church family, Leomi Nordelus, -
: The Eaton Road, Yellow Elder Gardens community.

Woodside, Terry Brennen, Terry and Vincent Meadows and family,
Believers Gospel and Central Gospel Chapels, Wallace and Jackson
Brennen, the entire Sugar Apple Street family, Mr. Dean and the
staff of The Nassau Palm Resort, the staff of The British Colonial
Hilton, the staff of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, the staff of The
Bahamas Taxi Union, Shavonne Bootle and family, Simone Lotmore
and family, Emerald of Freeport, Ethelyn Anthony and family,
Marjorie Smith and family, and many more too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday

at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

PATRICIA TOOTE,
35

a resident of Blue Hill Estates &
formerly of Farmer's Cay, Exuma will
be held at First Baptist Church, Market
Street, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
| Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Earle
| Francis, assisted by other ministers.
7 Interment follows in Lakeview
| Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive:

: Patricia is predeceased by her father Wilfred H. Toote and her brother,

i Eddie H. Toote.

Armbrister, and Latoya Swain; two grandddaughters, Shania and : ; 2

: Left to cherish her memory are her loving mother, Eula Nixon of |

: Farmer's Cay, Exuma; (5) sisters, Jacquelyn and Judy Toote R. N:;

; Marina Culmer, Peggy Gibson and Angelina Turnquest; (1) brother,

: Harcourt Toote of New York; (1) aunt, Eula Nixon of Pleasant Bay,

; : Andros; (1) uncle, Johnny Nixon of Farmer's Cay, Exuma; nieces | -
_Richard and Godfrey Swain; mother-in-law, Raphalita Doctor of :

and nephews, Atty. Romona Farquharson, Marvin Rolle of North

: Carolina, Monique Toote, Mona Lisa Lavarity, Dominique, Harrison.
i Jr. , Tadzia, Emikel, Enrico and Aliyah Toote, Athina and Alexius
: Smith; Theresa O'Brien, Brenda Stuart, Stanley Toote, Thaddeus -
: Toote; (1) niece-in-law, Melissa Rolle of North Carolina; numerous
: cousins, Henretta Maycock, Janet Smith, Will Smith of Ragged
i Island, Evelyn Deal and family, Lilly Nixon and family, Althea
: Gibson and family all of Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Roosevelt Nixon
: and family, Rev. Faith and Utah Maycock, Ethel. King, Goldie
: Dorsette, Lilly and Patrick Deveaux, Christopher, Brian Dwayne,
; Charmaine and Elaine Maycock, Wenzel, Chuck, Darrell and AI
: Smith, Spindy Major, Theresa, Christine and Donna Smith, Sybil -
: March, Vincent Wilson, Florett Hepburn and Theresa Bruno of the |
: USA, Clunis Devaney, Wilmore and Agnes Rolle, Walter Robinson |

of Black Point, Exuma, Milsie Robinson, Florene Smith of Staniel’

Rev. Donald Dorsette & family, Selina Bain, Adan Burrows, Ren

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street,from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday &-on Saturday at the

church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.





E TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

TH

oe

©
So
oO
AN

I

Y, MAY 22

, THURSD

PAGE. 20





The Tribune

RELIGION



lm By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Features Writer

pburrows@tribunemedia.net



ONE meditative outlet for the Christian
is prayer; it's a time when believers talk
to God, and listen for what He may be

depositing into their spirits. But in this hectic
world, and with all of the demands on our time,
winding down in order to sit back, relax and
prayerfully meditate is often difficult.

What we may need is the help
provided in Norma Ashe’s “This
is Our Prayer”. The debut
album of this gospel songbird
was released earlier this year
and is currently available
through the artist. The album is
designed to help persons wind
down from their demanding
lives as they seek to draw closer
to God through prayer.

In "This is Our Prayer", Ms
Ashe was inspired by her own
life experiences, old hymns and
biblical stories that she grew up
with as a child. For. example,

tracks 3 - 12 tell the story of the
Prodigal Son’s return home. She
plans to employ someone to
write a play using these numbers
as a soundtrack.

With its release, Ms Ashe is
now enjoying the CD which she
views as a fulfillment of a pas-
sion that God laid on her heart
nearly a decade ago.

“You know, we hear a lot of
songs and we hear people
singing things just to .make
money, but I think I’ve been
using this CD more for testi-
monies. It is a ministering tool.

SC
NORMA ©
ASHE’S —
debut album,
“This is Our

_ Prayer”, is
designed to
‘help persons

wind down

from their
demanding
lives as they
seek to draw
closer to God
through ©
prayer.

There are opportunities where I get a

to minister to people and I often tell
them to take this CD and just sit and
listen because no matter how we
think we’ve arrived, we are all still
prodigals,” Ms Ashe told Tribune
Religion.

After they arrive at that humble
reality, Ms Ashe wants her listeners
to realise that one must not remain in
a prodigal state. She calls her message
in this CD 'the plight of the prodigal’.

“At some point we fall down and
we don’t feel like getting up. But if
you’re not paying attention you go in
this downhill spiral and you never
realise what happened until you run
into something and say to yourself,
how did I get here,” she said, adding
that the only difference between the
Prodigal Son’s story and many believ-
ers is that he made a decisive decision
to take his inheritance.

“It’s when you hit the dirt and when
your head hits the ground that you
realise that you’re here by yourself,”
she said.

When Ms Ashe decided to finally
produce her CD, she had already
passed this “rock bottom” point of
aloneness. It was in coming back to

SEE page 27





Thursday, May 22, 2008 ® PG 21






















ST SAVIOUR'S PARISH
SALUTES THE SICK AND .
SHUT IN MOTHER'S OF
THEIR CHURCH |

IN his Mother's Day sermon, Father
Chester Burton, priest in charge of the
Cat Island.district, commented on how
his congregation should revere and
venerate those mothers within the
Anglican Church who are no longer
able to attend worship service or Sung
Eucharist on any given Sunday.
“Mother's are one of the greatest gifts _
God has given mankind,” he said.

Their presence, prayer and sacrifice,
he said, have left an indelible mark on
the churches of Cat Island. He noted
further that it is because of their con-
tinuous efforts that the church's doors
have remained open.

Fr Burton charged that if it were not
for some of these mothers, now no
longer able to come out as they would
like, organising and managing fish-frys
and cook-outs, many of the churches in
our modern day Bahamas would be
closed.

With this emphasis on celebrating
and honouring the women, the moth-
ers of the Cat Island community, the
vestry and the people of St Saviour's
took the initiative to purchase fruit
baskets for the sick and shut-in moth-
ers of the parish community. The gifts
were well received and appreciated by
all of the members who are now at
home.

It is envisioned next year that the
church's Sunday school students would

:- accompany the resident priest in

charge of Cat Island to serenade the
sick and shut in ladies of St Saviour's.
Fr Burton also shared an e-mail mes-
sage he once received. It read, “I
would rather have a rose and a kind
word while I am alive, than a whole
truck load when I am gone” [para-
phrased].



¢ Neighbours Helping Neighbours:
The Adventist Men's Chorale & St
Andrew's Kirk Men's Choir will host a
spring concert on Saturday, May 24 at
8pm at St Andrew's Kirk, south of the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.



@ Did you recently give birth to the
newest little angel on earth? Have you and
your beloved recently tied the knot? Is your
church planning a special event? Tribune
Religion wants to hear from you!

We want to know about the special things
going on in your life, so go ahead and send
in your wedding photographs, birth
announcements and church activities sched-
ule to be posted in upcoming Tribune
Religion sections.

This service is free. Send all information,
including (especially) photographs, to fea-
tures@tribunemedia.net. Information can be
hand delivered to The Tribune at Shirley
and Deveaux Streets or call the. Religion
section @ 502.2368. :



PG 22 © Thursday, May 22, 2008

RELIGION

The Tribune

How serious is your local church
about family ministries?

mi EVERYONE agrees “that the family is
the foundation =o society and that core
societal problems have their genesis
within the family. Thus, one would think-
that a family ministry within the local
church would always be its 'number
one! ministry. Is this the case in your
church?

The challenges facing the family have
reached crisis proportions. Today, we
are reaping the consequences of ignor-
ing challenges within the family which
faced us 20 years ago. In the next 15
years, I predict similar and worse situa-
tions in society if local churches contin-
ue. to pay ‘lip service' to family min-
istries, as many are reportedly doing at
present.

In this article, | am introducing a for-

mulation of my own called, Theory 'F'
and Theory 'H'. It is inspired by a for-
mulation from well-known author
Douglas McGregor, who coined the
famous Theory 'X' and Theory 'Y' con-
cepts, which I explore and apply in my
next presentation.

In Theory 'F', the “F” represents 'the
family’. Theory 'F' local churches are
‘family-focused and family-oriented’.
Their entire ministry focus revolves
_ around the cultivation and maintenance
of strong family units, basically because
of their foundational conviction that the
ministry of the church is only as effective
as its ‘lowest common denominator’, the
family unit.

A THEORY 'F' LOCAL CHURCH
IS CHARACTERIZED BY:

e The existence of a vibrant depart-
ment or ministry devoted to the family,

and headed by a director
e A family education arm of the
church's overall educational pro-

gramme, with regular, year-round class-
es/courses in areas like parenting,
understanding teens, marriage and fam-
ily, etiquette, home-economics, counsel-
ing ministries to children with divorced
parents, counseling ministries to persons
with incarcerated or murdered parents
as well as programmes to reward the
excellent academic achievement of stu-
dents

e On-going social, recreational, sport-
ing and other activities involving the
entire family —-

e Community outreach programmes
aimed at involving and attracting fami-
lies within the church's geographical
location

e Pastors, associate assistant pastors
and ministry leaders who have balanced
family lives and enjoy cordial relations
with their spouses and children

e Family-sensitive practices, so that,
for example, week-night services and
meetings never go beyond 8pm, to allow
children to complete homework and

fe



DRALBERT S._



perform other tasks relative to getting
ready for school the following day.

Now, in contrast are the Theory 'H'
local churches where the “H” stands for,
‘helping to create further dysfunction
and social problems by ignoring family
ministries, paying only lip service to it or
placing it on the 'back burner' or at the
bottom of the priority list.

A THEORY 'H' CHURCH:

e Ignores those areas identified above
that characterize the Theory 'F' church

e Uses its financial resources almost
exclusively by channeling them into
“brick and mortar” endeavours

e Sees a family-focused ministry as
something which “uses up” money, so
focuses on programmes and activities
which “bring in” money

e Has ministry leaders who, them-
selves, are not exemplary role models;
they do not have wholesome family rela-
tionships with regard to their own fami-
lies or their personal lives

¢ Does not promote or hold (church-
wide) family celebrations even during
special times of the year, ie, Valentine,
Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

e Supports church workers and volun-
teers who are encouraged and often
required to ignore or sacrifice their
‘family time’ to fulfill the demands of
the church's schedules.

So the question I am putting to you is ©

this: is your local church predominantly
a Theory 'F' or predominantly a Theory
"HE church?

To conclude, let me cite some critical
family issues and situations which
presently exist:

¢ The Department of Statistics report-
ed that 57 per cent of births in 2005 were
to single women. (Tribune, Wednesday,
March 26, 2008).

e¢ A home with a married mother and
father and children who have a common
mother and father, (often called a
‘nuclear family'), is something extraor-
dinary these days. Today, I believe that
over 70 per cent of the children entering
primary schools are not from ‘nuclear
family' homes.

Therefore, it is now unusual for broth-
ers and sisters in a home to have the
same daddy or mommy: Nowadays, little
children speak fluently about their



FAMILY and society conditions may worsen if local churches continue to pay ‘lip
service’ to family ministries.

brother's daddy or their sister's daddy -
that, in their socialization, is the way
things are supposed to be.

e Although children from ‘divorced
homes' have been on the rise in the
school system for years, I am not aware
of any primary school, private or public,
which gives special classes and
encounter sessions to such children, as a
part of the curriculum, as is the case in
the US. (Divorce stress is said to be
more severe than the loss of a parent or
spouse through death, accident or vio-
lence).

e Many young children in primary
school believe that they are lesbians and
homosexuals because they are being
raised in such homes - for example,
where their mommy's apartment-mate
is, in fact, their mommy's girlfriend or
partner, living in a lesbian relationship.
One wonders if little boys and girls, 10 to
13-year olds, are being socialized to
believe that this lifestyle is normal. Is
this one of the reasons for the reported
emergence of this problem in today's
high schools?

e Stressed-out adults are raising
stressed-out little children. Such little
children are “mouthy”, that is, full of
words, and very rude. Nowadays, even
corporal punishment is not allowed, not
even spanking in pre-schools.

e Dr David Allen was quoted in the
Nassau Guardian of March, 2008 as say-
ing that, "there are as many as 45 cases
of child abuse per month in the
Bahamas.”

These are merely a handful of issues
which underscores the need for Theory
'F' local churches.

Because you go to church regularly, or
even periodically - I put this question
directly and personally to you: is your
local church predominantly a Theory 'F'
or predominantly Theory 'H' church?

The Bahamas Christian Council pres-
ident Bishop John Humes, in the
Thursday, March 13, 2008 Tribune,
spoke well when he was quoted as say-
ing “I do believe that if the church is
more proactive and if ministers are actu-
ally concerned about what's going on in
the community, the people will see that
and people will start to come back to
church whether its on the Sabbath or
not.”

° Dr Albert S Ferguson, JP may be con-
tacted at e-mail:
albertsferguson@gmail.com or P O Box EE-
16333, Nassau, Bahamas. A special ‘thank
you' to all who have e-mailed their com-
ments. .



The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, May 22, 2008 ® PG 23



Loving by |
LISTENING.



HONE of the gifts that we can give to our mothers (if
she is still alive) is our attentiveness to the wisdom she
seeks fo impart. One of the most difficult things to do as

arent is to watch your own child making terrible mis-
takes which easily: could have been prevented. A wise
and prayerful mother is a blessing without disguise.

In marriage, there are many oppor-
tunities to learn from each other. The
art of humble listening allows God to
speak through our spouses especially
when we are convinced that we are an
expert on any given subject. Surely this
person in your life has something to
offer in the way of wise counsel.

Our children are far more sensitive
to issues in the family than most people
realise and often make helpful sugges-
tions when we make time to listen to
their ideas. Our teenagers need to be
taken seriously in this regard.

The following techniques to listen
more carefully may be considered
some “tricks of the counselling trade”
which may be appropriated by every-
one:

LISTENING TO OTHERS

1. Be prayerfully prepared for the
conversation if possible.

2. Be attentive to the tone of voice,
mood, facial expression and body lan-
guage.

3, Paraphrase by briefly summariz-
ing a lengthy story or explanation.

4. Respond to what is said with
brief comments.

5. Use open-ended questions
(requiring more than a yes or no
answer).

6. Acknowledge feelings, encour-





REV. ANGELA
€ BOSELELD
PALACIOUS




age honest sharing, offer comfort !

when tears appear."

7. Make eye contact, offer a warm
smile, and accept pauses in the con-

versation.

8. Be approachable and where nec-
essary, keep in contact with calls and
visits.

9. Suggest counselling if the situa-
tion requires pastoral or professional
intervention.

SHARING WITH OTHERS’ -

1. Briefly share a similar experi-

ence, scripture passages or prayer if
_appropriate. *%

2. Offer a brief personal testimony
of the goodness of God if appropri-
ate.

3. Use words of encouragement,
praise, gentle challenge or correction
as needed.

It is the Holy Spirit who enables us
to listen with the mind of Christ and
the heart of God.

The Tribune wants to hear from people
who are making news in their

neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are

raising funds for a good cause,

campaigning for improvements in the $

area or have won an award.

If so, call us on 322-1986 and phate your

story.



Pastor and members of Zion Baptist
Church to host June 2-7 seminar

THE pastor and members of Zion
Baptist Church, East and Shirley
Streets; are set to host, “The Institute
in Basic Life Principles” basic seminar,
Monday, June 2 to Saturday, June 7 at
the church.

Why you should attend:

¢ To learn how to counteract low

self esteem and gang violence

e To learn the three stages of a
nation’s destruction -

e To learn how to identify and pre-
vent abnormal social development

¢ To learn how God’s “chain of com-
mand” works

° To understand.the four types of
suicide

e To understand the weapons need-

terness

e To learn why character develop- |

ment is critical to your future

e To understand the ways of God in
fulfilling your vision

e To understand what is the purpose
of a life and the basis of success

Who should attend:

Young people, singles, couples, par-
ents, grandparents, employees, pase
tors, leaders, teachers.

Friday and Saturday
e9am-6pm—s



Times:

ed to tear down the stronghold of bit- Monday through Thursday

© 7pm - 10pm



-e Interested persons are encour-
aged to secure their space by reg-
_istering by May 25. For more
information contact 341.3009,
328.5776 or 325.3556.

LADIES! mie) iy Petes ae eee

An amazing method which sounds unbelievable,
yet has been successful for more than 70 years.

Spend just ONE HOUR with us and SEE FOR YOURSELF!

a

PATTERN-MAKING

CLASS

* Learn how to make your own custom-fit
patterns no matter what your bust or hip
measurements are.

&* See how this vest can be made in minutes
to fit. volunteer participants.

* No previous pattern experience necessary. z.
* Attend our class without any obligation.

ONLY 3 DAYS IN NASSAU

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY

May 21st, 22nd & 23"
Classes at: 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

Friday only at: 11 am & 2 pm

COMMONWEALTH FABRICS
Montgomery Street, Palmdale - 325-5796



BRING THIS AD TO RECEIVE THREE PATTERN DESIGNS FREE

, atslamoas. At. RaaBiia
voiqso2 of motbiice



PG 24 © Thursday, May 22, 2008

RELIGION

The Tribune



ECUMENICAL HEALTH CARE MINISTRY'S
CHURCH WORKERS COURSE.

@ The second session of the
Ecumenical Health Care
Ministry's church workers course
took place on April 19 at the
Church of the Epiphany, Prince
Charles Drive, with representa-
tives of the American Heart
Association in the Bahamas facili-
tating CPR training.

As with the first session, the
ministry was blessed to have a
number of male participants.

Persons attending this session
not only received their CPR certi-
fication, but were also equipped to
become members of the Health
Care Ministry in their respective
churches.





POLICE FORCE GROOMS YOUNG POLICE
CADETS FOR UPCOMING EXAMINATION

‘IN an effort to garner better Bahamas
Junior Certificate (BJC) examination
results this summer, officers of the Cat
Island division of the Royal Bahamas
Police were out in full force on Saturday

past in Arthur's Town to conduct their |

weekly sessions with the young cadets of
the island.

The Arthur's Town High School audi-
torium was packed to capacity, and set in
examination mode so that the cadets
could focus more on the task at hand.

The exercise was well received and it
was productive because end of term
examinations are fast approaching. And
Father Chester Burton, resident priest in
charge. of the Cat Island Anglican
Churches, was quite impressed with the
exercise. Inspector Philip Rolle led a
cadre of officers whose task it was to
aggressively prepare not only ninth grade
BJC candidates for their examinations,
but all cadets for their end of term finals.

Accompanied by officers Ella Rolle,
Florinda Armstrong, Joyce Cogswell,
Ella Hepburn and Cyril Walkes, who
later took cadets for a vigorous work on
the Arthur's Town basketball court,
Inspector Rolle touted that excellence in
scholastic endeavours produces better
citizenry for our Bahamaland.











The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, May 22, 2008 ® PG 25



Celebrating |

the sisters.



IN celebration of their 70th anniversary, the Sisters of
, Saint Martin Monastery will be featured in The Tribune’s
Religion section each week, leading up to a special

anniversary banquet slated to be held later this month.

SISTER MARY BENEDICT PRATT

LONG Island was fertile ground. for

Catholic witness.and became the mis- ©

sion ground for a. number of the most
notable of the Benedictine monks,
including Fathers Denis Parnell,
Arnold Mondloch and _ Cornelius
Osendorf.

Out of that island came several.voca-
tions to religious life, two of which were
to last more than 50 years. Sister Mary
Benedict Pratt, who was elected third
prioress of Saint Martin Monastery in
2006, was one of them.

The prioress was born at Clarence
Town, Long Island to John Samuel
Pratt and his wife Mathilda Ann (nee)
Dean. She showed early promise educa-
tionally, sitting and passing the junior
and senior Cambridge examinations. In
the Bahamas, in the days before free
secondary education was available on
the Out Islands, school ended for the
average student at age 14. Bright stu-

- dents tended to be offered the role of
monitor, which allowed them to remain
under the headmaster's tutelage for
longer. It was an indication of the young
Long Islander's ability that she was
given such an opportunity.

»»——

SISTER CLARE ROLLE



Her parish priest, Father Cornelius
Osendorf, OSB, was elated to perceive-
what appeared to be a religious voca-
tion in the young girl and encouraged it.
He wrote to her father, who objected
initially, though his wife was fully pre-
pared to support her daughter in what-
ever choice she made.

It was a brother, Vincent Pratt, who
persuaded their father to allow the
young girl to follow her heart. She

‘entered Blessed Martin Convent

September 8, 1955. During a nine-
month postulancy and two-year novi-
tiate, she had to get to know her new
sisters, the rule she was to live by and

how to accommodate to religious life in

general. There were hardships.

During the first canonical year, when
novices are not normally permitted to
leave the community, her father fell ill.
To visit him, the young sister had to be

-accompanied by a chaperone from the

community. Hardest of all, she was not
permitted to attend her father's funeral —
when he died shortly after her return to
the convent, This led her to doubt her
vocation, but she persisted, a decision
for which Sister Mary Benedict thanks

A NATIVE Nassauvian, Sister Clare
Rolle was born to Zacharias and
Albertha (nee Edgecombe) Rolle. She
grew up in the parish of Our Lady of the

* Holy Souls. Her vocation was stimulated

by her contact with the Sisters of Saint
Martin who taught her during her early
school years and with whom she began to
work when she was 15. .

She credits Father Marcian Peters,
OSB, with answering many of her ques-
tions about religious life. When she was

‘doubtful as to how to approach her moth-....

er on the subject, Father Marcian assist-
ed.

She entered Saint Martin's Convent on
February 2, 1956, made first vows on
October 11, 1958 and perpetual vows on
the same day in 1964. Sister Clare was
educated at Xavier's College and
Aquinas College in Nassau.

She began her teaching mission as
early as 1961, when she was sent to
Bimini to teach grade one. She would
spend five years there at Holy Name
School with three others. In 1966 she
went to Minnesota, where she taught at
St Boniface School in Cold Spring.

the Lord and the community which she
has served as a teacher, social worker
and educational leader most gratefully.

Sister Mary Benedict's missions have
been many and varied, including many
years of service in education at several
levels. The schools at which she taught
were St Bede's, Our Lady's, St Thomas
More, St Joseph and Aquinas College.
She taught and was principal (1983-
1984) at Xavier's Lower School.

Following the amalgamation with the
Benedictines, she served in several
Minnesota Catholic schools, including
Saints Peter and Paul School at Elrosa.

Sister Mary Benedict was appointed
Superintendent of Catholic Schools in
the Bahamas in 1984, a challenging
position she would manage successfully
for 18 years until her retirement in
2002. It was a role that called for forti-
tude; even with the assistance of fees
and a government subsidy, it took skill
to stretch budgets to meet needs.

Sister Mary Benedict also spent many
years ministering at Her Majesty's
Prison on New Providence, teaching
remedial mathematics, reading and reli-
gious education.

Through the years, Sister Mary
Benedict continued her own education.
She earned a bachelor's degree in edu-
cation from the College of St Benedict,
Minnesota, a master of science degree
in administration from Barry
University, Miami, Florida and a diplo-
ma in pastoral studies from St Louis
University, Missouri. ;

All of her life as a religious person,
Sister Mary Benedict has demonstrated
remarkable talents ‘in leadership. Her
career in administration began when
she as elected regional superior of the
Saint Martin community in 1974 and
she would serve two, four-year terms in
this capacity.

It was the first local election: before
this, community leaders had been
appointed by the hierarchy abroad.
Sister Mary Benedict noted that they
had internal self-government, which

Returning home two years later, she
was assigned to St Joseph's School. Sister
Clare continued her education at the
College of St Benedict (1971-1974), com-
pleting a bachelor's degree there. She
enrolled at Gonzaga University in 1989 to
pursue a master's degree in pastoral min-
istry and counseling, which she was
awarded in 1990. ba

It was following the completion of her’

first degree, that Sister Clare would begin
an impressive career in leadership and
programme direction. d

Between 1974 and 1976; she served as
formation director of the monastery. She
next filled in as acting principal at St
Cecilia's. She went on to assist Rev
Deacon Peter Rahming, administrator of
Resurrection Parish from 1978 to 1986,
after which period followed a year's sab-
batical in Spokane, Washington in 1988.

In 1992 she was elected regional supe-
rior of St Martin Monastery. When Saint
Martin became an _ independent
monastery in the Federation of St
Benedict, Sister Clare Rolle had the dis-
tinction of becoming its first prioress
(1994-1998).



Sister Mary Benedict Pr

meant that she had to learn to deal with
budgets, construction, repairs and other
considerations. :

During a canonical election ceremo-
ny on June 3, 2006, Sister Mary
Benedict was elected prioress to lead
Saint Martin Monastery for the next.
four years. She was officially installed -
by Sister Michaela Hedican, president
of the Federation of Saint Benedict on
June 23 during evening prayer at the
monastery in the presence of the
Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Monsignor
Preston Moss, Monsignor. Simeon
Roberts, her Benedictine Sisters, family
and friends. -

In 2007,-she expressed concern for ©
the future of the monastery as there had
been no new vocations for many years.
It was a crisis, she said, that was afflict-
ing the Church worldwide. She said that
Catholic youth, over the years, had not
shown a great deal of interest and more
inquiries had come from among other
denominations.

Although the monastery has invited
young people to come for reflection:
days over the year to learn about reli-
gious life, they seldom did more than
participate.

The work for which Sister Clare Rolle
would become best known began in 1990,
when Bishop Lawrence Burke invited the
Sisters of Saint Martin to participate in a
Samaritan Ministry to work with persons
afflicted with HIV/ AIDS, which was
then very much a disease attracting a
powerful social stigma and, consequently,
little financial support.

Sister Clare was appointed director, a

role in which she felt comfortable
because of her training in counseling and -
work with cancer patients earlier.

She enhanced her expertise working
for a year out of a Catholic Hospice in the
United States (1990-1991) and yet again
in 1998 by taking up studies at St Cloud
University, Minnesota to become a certi-
fied nursing assistant and completing a
practicum at a nursing home there.

In 2007 Sister Clare was still coordinat-
ing the Samaritan Ministries.

¢ Reprinted by permission of Patricia
Glinton-Meicholas, author of 'The Sisters of
Saint Martin Monastery: Ardent Women in
Service to God, Church and Country -
Celebrating 70 Years 1937 - 2007".



PG 26 © Thursday, May 22, 2008



The blood vs

i Jesus entered the temple and began fo
drive out the merchants and their cus-
tomers. He knocked over the tables of the
money changers and the stalls of those
selling doves.

He said, "the scriptures declare, My
temple will be called a place of prayer,'
but you have turned it into a den of
thieves!"

MATTHEW 21:12-13 NLT

WHAT would Yeshuwa Messiah
(Jesus the Christ) say and do if He were
to visit some of our. templés/churches
today?

The merchants of His day knew what
the people required as it relates to their
gifts to be offered during their time of
worship. As a result, these merchants
used the opportunity to make good
money as they were selling to and rob-
bing the worshipers as they purchased
turtle doves, etc, for an offering.

Likewise, the merchants or religious
leaders of today are subtly and methodi-
cally raping and robbing God's people as
they sell their books and other materials
in Jesus' name to justify or validate what
they're doing.

The strongest message that the church
is sending today is that of prosperity
rather than the power in the name and
blood of Yeshuwa Messiah. Despite all
the hype and eloquent speeches that are
coming forth from the religious leaders,
at the end of the day it's all about the

ste eeeeeceececcececcencsceecenseceececeseeeeseeneeacenseeeeasececencesseeesenseases




PASTOR
MATTHEW
ALLEN

money.

There is no need to get offended at this -

saying because Yeshuwa himself taught
the saints to beware of this tactic of the
enemy and that if it was possible even
God's very elect would be deceived.

It is the will of God to prosper His peo-
ple and the enemy is well aware of this;
therefore he has implemented a pefvert-
ed prosperity gospel which 95 per cent of
our church leaders subscribe to and are
erroneously using scriptures to get their
message across.

A favourite passage of scripture that is
often used with the prosperity - money -
gospel is Psalm 35:27, but in truth, this
Psalm has absolutely nothing to do with
money.

Psalm 35:27 says, Let them shout for.
Joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous
cause: yea, let them say continually, let the
Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure
in the prosperity of his servant.

Psalm 35 is a cry of distress by David
unto Yahweh for help as he was falsely
accused and being pursued by King Saul.
The Psalm is divided into three parts,
each ending with a note of hope:

Life is change

lm By REV DEON SEYMOUR-COX



THE word change is viewed by most of
us as “failure” so we fight and try as best
we can to preserve what was...

Can you say, “I see the angel of God in
every change,”? This is an affirmation
that you should write inside the cover of
your pocketbook and also in some
prominent place at home where you will
often see it. It is one of the keys of an har-
monious and progressive life. Especially
in these critical times, it will stand out in
your life like a lighthouse in a stormy sea.

Change is the law of growth, and
growth is the law of life. Without change
there can be no growth, and with contin-
ual growth, life fades out of any form,
leaving what we call death.

There is no greater mistake than to be
afraid of change, and yet many intelligent
people dread it and cling to what is cus-
tomary and familiar. To be afraid of
change is to doubt the providence. of
God.

It is an unintelligent fear of the
unknown. If it were not for the blessing
of change, men would still be primitive
savages living in caves, and you yourself
would still be a child mentally and physi-
cally, would you not?

The pO that Ane mind goes

2A eM ISSINGS | “SVvEy

through to adapt to any change, no mat-
ter how simple it may appear to another,
is slow. Why does it appear that way? We
resist change as a rule, making it a
tedious and grinding experience. For the
most part it appears that we are dedicat-
ed to the preservation of our well-being,
and take any suggestion to change as a
personal attack.

New persons are coming into your
work environment? Welcome it. A new
leader is at the helm? Welcome it. An
organisation has to be closed? Welcome
it. Organisations are merging? Welcome
it. Gas prices are going up? Welcome it.

They are all opportunities that ask us
to dig deeper as we accept who are we,
and what we are here for. They beg the
questions, what can I do in this situation?
And who and what is my source?

This must add to the excitement of liv-
ing and the joy that comes with knowing
that it is up to me, whatever is to be.

Welcome every change that comes into
any phase of your life and insist that it is
going to turn out for the better and it will.
See the angel of God, and that angel will
make all things new.

e For more information, contact Universal
Truth Ministries at e-mail
utmiistries@gmail.com or call (242) 328.03 14

RELIGION

money

° Petition for deliverance (vv 1-10)

¢ Expression of lament (vv 11-18)

e Renewed petition (vv 10-28)

But many leaders have taken this
Psalm and built their empires through
the preaching and teaching of their dis-
torted prosperity gospel.

The word prosperity in Psalm 35:27, in
the Hebrew is: shalowm, shaw-lome'; or
shalom, shaw-lome' which has several
meanings: safe (-ly), well, happy, friend-
ly; welfare, good health, peace -able, -
ably, favour, rest and salute.

The proliferation of erroneous reli-
gious teachings is a classic example of the
importance of Apostle Paul admonishing

his spiritual son Timothy in II Timothy

2:15, Study to show thyself approved unto
God, a workman that needeth not to be

ashamed, rightly dividing the word of

truth. ;

The message of the cross, the blood
and the resurrection of Yeshuwa
Messiah, has been given the back seat on
the bus, as the prosperity message sits in
the driver's seat. It is obvious that
churches don't believe in the power of
the blood of Yeshuwa; the division and
competition that exists within and among

the churches clearly validates this point. -

- With over 4,000 churches throughout
the Bahamas, many of them operating
independently with no financial account-

THE VISION

The Tribune



- ability of their stewardship, the bishop,

apostle, doctor, pastor, etc is at liberty to
do as he/she pleases financially. Not
everybody that preaches and teaches the
kingdom will enter into the kingdom of
God, due to their abuse of stewardship,
the church's finances and their ulterior
motives. In speaking about church lead-
ership, the Apostle Paul said, in I
Corinthians 4:2, Moreover it is required in
stewards, that a man be found faithful.

Faithfulness to the servanthood of the
kingdom of God is very rare in today's
Church due to man's quest for prosperi-
ty.

YYeshuwa Messiah was not moved or
impressed by the many works that the
religious church was doing, here's His
response to their claim;

Many will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy
name? And in thy name have cast out dev-
ils? And in thy name done many wonder-
ful works?

And I will profess unto them, I never
knew you: depart from me, ye that work
iniquity. Matthew 7:22

As a church leader, what's your
motive; the blood or money?

e Join Pastor Brendalee and myself along
with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center Int'l, every Sunday morn-
ing @ 10:30am and Thursday nights
@7:30pm at the Bishop Michael Eldon High
School Auditorium. For questions, com-
ments or speaking engagement contact us
via e-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or pe
225.3850 or 1-242.441.2021 —

HAS COME TO PASS.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY,
GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!

COMING SOON!

Serna the eaene OE : World|

WORLDWIDE WEB 1073.COM

HABAKKUK CH: 2 V2,3
DEUTERONOMY CH: 15



ywilabnoM



The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, May 22, 2008 ® PG 27



Noted physician to
address issues facing

the Church

1
;

: THERE can be resolutions to. social

scourges plaguing the Bahamas such:as
school sex scandals and violent crimes if
tthe nation recognises -it is dealing with
spiritual warfare. This, according’ to
respected spiritual leader and physician

‘Dr Ada Thompson, who will be hosting _

the Gathering of the Eagles, “The New.
Wineskin...A Warrior Bride” confer-
ence on May 29 at the British Colonial
Hilton:

Dr Thompson has received critical
acclaim for her past lectures that
touched on timely topics such as homo-
sexuality, parishioners focusing.on fash-
ion instead of faith, church leaders living
in extraordinary luxury while. their
members struggle to make ends meet
and more.

. During the forum, which. starts at
7:30pm, Dr Thompson will discuss the
emerging structure and reformation of
the Bahamian church and the need to
recognise that God is raising up an end
time army to take spiritual warfare to
another level to help combat some of
the social ills that beset-the country. -

She believes that it is necessary to lec-
ture on such issues after noticing so
many still leaving the ‘institutional
church.

“The church worldwide is in a process
of re-formation and that is a painful,

Selves,

unpopular process, but it is what the
Lord is doing in this hour and God will
have His way,” Dr. Thompson said.
“Ged is bringing us into a more intense
spiritual warfare. in this hour, pulling

“down strongholds of pornography, child

abuse and crime.

"Some Christians are not even aware
that we are ina war and this is an aspect
of- our Christian duty. The whole pur-
pose of this lecture series is to help them
recognise what strongholds there are in
order for us to be equipped to pull them
down. We know that Jesus has already
won the war but there are still battles to
fight while we await his return,” she

‘added

She added further that as a result, the
church is losing it's ability to impact the
society for God.

“There are some church leaders who
are humble, Godly men, who under-
stand and practice servanthood, without
caring if they are a pastor or bishop or
an apostle, or any title for that matter,”
she noted. “Then again, there are those
who demand a title, who appoint them-
and who make enormous
demands on those whom they are sup-
posed to serve.”

Dr Thompson's tell-it-like-it-is style
has been both accepted and rejected by

many in the religious sector, especially.

on topics relating to the church's finan-
cial accountability. At one of her lec-
tures, some pastors actually walked out
of the room when she stated that church
leaders should not be living so high
when some of the church members are
literally left in the dark.

“I remember visiting a church that
took up seven offerings in one day and
visiting other places of worship where

- the pastor gets a huge stipend, the first

lady seems more interested in fashion
than faith, their entire family is on the
church payroll and church members are
paying for some extremely excessive

lifestyles right. down to insurance, cars .

and mortgages,” she said.

“This raping of the church must stop
along with our thinking that the church
belongs to a pastor when in fact it
belongs ‘to God. I agree that pastors do
need to be paid and paid well, but we
have moved into an area of excess and
the flocks are suffering.”

According to Dr Thompson, the



aforementioned are reasons there are so
many “spiritual misfits” drifting from
church to church, a process they feel is
necessary in order to find the right place
to nourish their spirit. Although she
maintains she does not condone “church

hopping”, she said that God sometimes
calls people to another area of servitude.

“The bottom line is that you don't
need a building to have church. Think
about the people who are bedridden -
are they less blessed because they don't —
come out? Absolutely not. As long as
there is an assembly of people praising
Jesus, you can have church in a home, a
school room, on the beach or wherever
there is a covering of God's blood. We
are not to forsake the assembling of our-
selves together,” she said.

° For more information on Dr
Thompson's Gathering of the Eagles “The -
New Wineskin...A Warrior Bride” e-mail
doctorada@coralwave.com or visit
www.thegatheringoftheeagles.com

Prayer on

FROM page 21

the reality of who she was as a
Christian where she found the wisdom
‘that she now shares when she counsels
people from her home (Ms Ashe does-
n't hold a degree in counseling, but
many people come to her for advice)..

"This is Our Prayer" also features
the vocals of baritone Allan Butler on
five of the CD’s 13 tracks. Mr Butler,
who was first introduced to singing as
a member of Christ Church
Cathedral’s Men & Boys Choir (under
the direction of Dr _ Frederick
Fleisher), went on to study music
abroad: He was also coached by Lee
Callender, a prominent Bahamian
vocal coach.

He has performed throughout the
Bahamas, the United States and in
Jamaica as a soloist, Some of his work
includes Porgy and Bess, Phantom of
. the Opera, La Nozzle da Figaro,
Mendollsohn’s “Elisha”, Handel’s

“Messiah”, and Faure’s “Requiem”.
Mr Butler also performs other musical
genres.

Ms Ashe is pleased to have Mr
Butler’s voice on her debut project. In
fact, she refer$ to how it all came about
as a-“beautiful thing”.

When she first expressed interest in
finally completing her musical project,
Ms Ashe had a number of supporters
on board who promised to lend their
voices to her album. However, as
promises were broken along the way
and the project's deadline drew near,
Ms Ashe needed reliable persons to
invest their time.

“The fact that they didn’t believe
your vision was that they didn’t show
up. I told him that he was there with
me and not just for me.

“There are a lot of people who are
they for you. They will tell you that
they’re praying for you and they’ll be
remembering you and will support
you. But when it’s time to be there with

you, a lot of people do like what the

disciples did with Jesus in the Garden
of Gethsemane when they saw the
crowd coming to arrest him. They
broke off running,” Ms Ashe explained

Ms Ashe said that Mr Butler’s Support
has helped. to

give her strength.

According to Ms Ashe, this album is a
creative work that God laid on her heart
to do in haste while she still has the
operatic voice she has now. Many peo-
ple, she noted, do not realise how diffi-
cult it is to preserve the voice over a 20
year period.

Normally a “powerhouse gospel
singer”, Ms Ashe said that listeners will
be pleasantly surprised at the style of
music that she sings on this latest
release.

And though she just released her first
CD at 49, Ms Ashe isn’t the least bit con-
cerned with age. To her, this album is a
ministry as it helps persons to calm the
soul and set an atmosphere for worship
unto God. She notes the scripture where
King Saul was troubled and he sent for

the musician David who played on his
harp and helped to soothe the king’s
worries. She also noted that prophets in .
the Bible would call for the musicians to
set an atmosphere to ready the people
for what they were about to say.

Through her music, Ms Ashe's ulti-
mately goal is to make people happy
inside.

“If you’re smiling, it is harder for peo-
ple to hold you hostage. If you’re happy
inside it’s harder for people to really get
a grip on you and destroy you. And
remember that the devil’s plan is to kill,
steal. and destroy.

“The first thing he does is try to take
your joy away from you. But if I can
keep your joy going by giving you hope
with these songs that bring hope, I
would have done my job,” she said.

e Ms Ashe currently sings with St Francis
Xavier Cathedral Junior Choir during the
8:30am service on Sunday. For copies of
“This is Our Prayer”, contact Ms Ashe @ .
393.4604



PG 28 ® Thursday, May 22, 2008

THE launch of the DZGlobal
Network, an international faith-
based ministry birthéd in the
Bahamas, in Provo, Turks & Caicos
was a success.

According to CEO and network
founder Brenda Pratt, the executive
planning team for that-region was
appointed and those in attendance at
the launch were truly blessed during
the sessions.

"We had a team of 15 who trav-
elled from the Bahamas for this his-
toric occasion where our first inter-
national link of the network was
birthed. Minister. Joy Simmons,
Pastor Elva Swann and apostle Ruth
Ariza were our guest speakers, and
oh, were we blessed," she said.

Ms Pratt noted further that Ms
Deborah Bartlett's presentation,
"Born to Serve the World", was a
tremendous blessing to the women.
Those who were fortunate enough to

be present, she said, experienced a.

spiritual transformation, and were



encouraged to influence their com-
munity and the world at large. ;

Another highlight of the gathering
was the opportunity that organisers
had to minister to and pray for Mrs
LisaRaye McCoy Misick, wife of the
premier of the Turks & Caicos. "We
know that her life will never be the
same and we thank God for the
women who attended and for the
team there that will go forth in power
and in the demonstration of the holy
ghost," Ms Pratt said.

Supporters of the ministry were
also thanked for their prayers and
seed gifts, and encouraged them to
continue to keep DZGlobal and its
efforts in their prayers "as we run
with the vision".

e CD's and DVD's of the sessions are
currently available. And for persons who
would like to continue to help DZGlobal
Network in this vision, they can contact
the ministry at 323.3210 or e-mail
dzglobainet@yanoo.com

RELIGION

- Turks & Caicos Mrs LisaRaye McCoy Misick.

The Tribune



THE LAUNCH of the DZGlobal Network was a resounding success and featured ©
guest speakers Minister Joy Simmons, Pastor Elva Swann and apostle Ruth Ariza.
The event was also attended by Ms Deborah Bartlett and wife of the premier of the



Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd
INGEST IEID ESZSMEGR0_L0A26L INGEST_TIME 2012-01-06T21:51:10Z PACKAGE UF00084249_01032
AGREEMENT_INFO ACCOUNT UF PROJECT UFDC
FILES




The Paint hei

Mount Royal Aversa’ TR: 326-1 875/323-4963





qv ¥

r V4
vy
iN Wh
e

§ uv FE



R LAC Ly



eli

89F
T9F



VERY WARM,
» Couns, SiN



— TODAY

BAHAMAS EDITION

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

recia ck at
Vaated ie

SEE PAGE 3

>
‘







a By NATARIO McKENZIE

TWO men charged in the
shooting of a vacationing New
Jersey police officer appeared
in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Ebenezer Sherman, 18, and
Bradley Saunders, 21, both of
Delaporte Road, were
arraigned before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court

One, Bank Lane, yesterday
morning, on charges of attempt-
ed murder, attempted armed
robbery and causing harm.
According to court dockets,

the two young men, being con- ’

cerned together, on Wednes-

day, May 14, attempted to cause,

the death of John Casper.
SEE page 14

’ \

ei Murder trial witnesses ‘terrified

WITNESSES in a high-pro-
file murder trial are alarmed
that the main suspect is out.on
bail, even though he has since
been charged with carrying a
firearm.

Eight witnesses believe they
are in danger because the sus-
pect, who was sentenced to
death but was then freed on
appeal, is now on the louse in
Nassau.

“Tam terrified of this man,” a
witness told The Tribune yes-






terday. “It is unbelievable that
he can be charged with having a
gun and ammunition and still
be free to roam the streets.”

The man, who cannot be:

named for legal reasons,
received the death penalty for a
murder dating back more than a
decade, but was freed on appeal
to await a retrial.

But no retrial date has been
set, and he has since been

SEE page 14

ACCUSED: Ebenezer Sherman, 18,
of Delaporte Road.

PLP Chairman confronts the FNM




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

THE PLP. Chairman
demanded yesterday that the
leader of government business
in the House of Assembly dis-
tance his party from reports

_SEE page 16



over Harl Taylor files controversy

car

one Clarke/Tribune staff

ACCUSED: Bradley Saunders, 21,
of Deloporte Road.





that the FNM intends to use




police files on the Harl Taylor |




murder to smear members of
the PLP.

Glenys Hanna-Martin chal-
lenged the governing party to |
distance itself from claims by
unnamed FNM insiders in a.
story in The Tribune published








Ill table list of FNM

sweethearts —

SIEVING Henin

Gibson

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

GOLDEN Gates MP Shane
Gibson made a bold declara-
tion in the House of Assembly
yesterday when he promised to
table a list of sweethearts
involved with FNM members
during the Budget communica-
tion, which is expected to be

SEE page 16























i
Wi?



#) PITTSBUR
PAINT

Nobody Beats our Name Brand Selection or
our everday Low Prices, GUARANTEED!







(
j PPG Architectural Finishes



Jamaican passport

discovered nearby

W PHOTOS:
Felipé
Major/ ;
Tribune staff

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE body of an unidentified
man believed to be a Jamaican
national was found near the

shoreline of a Clifton Pier beach _-

early yesterday morning with
multiple stab wounds to the
upper body.

A Jamaican passport was
found near the body, however

police declined to release his -

identity until he is positively
identified, Officer-in-Charge of
Homicide Assistant Superin-
tendent Leon Bethel said.

"We might have an idea (of
his identity) but we can't release
that at this stage," he said.

Believed to be in his 30s, the
victim was wearing a t-shirt,
camouflage jacket and jeans
with one hand clutching an
apparent stab wound to the
chest with pools of dried blood
visible on the rocks beneath

MYSTERY: me examine lg OO ON
By TANEKA THOMPSON



OFFICERS remove ne body.



him.

ASP Bethel said it was not.
known how long the body lay
on the beach and declined to
speculate: "We cannot say
exactly how long he was out
there."

Police are also investigating
if the victim was stabbed at the
beach or killed at another site
and then dumped in the area.

"Obviously we're not sure
whether the incident resulted
from the stabbing or whether

SEE page 14
PAGE 2, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008



LOCAL NEWS

Minister: $500,000 a
month to go towards
homes buildin

sermons

_ * NORTH TO ABUNDANT LIFE ROAD
jf
a *NORTH ACROSS EAST WEST RIGHWAY













PVENT
bi mee Mg tea
Ca Os ied

EAS Os

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

BEGINNING this month, the
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation
will have $500,000 a month to put

- towards the building of homes,

Minister of Housing Kenneth
Russell said.
The minister made this decla-

‘ration, and attacked the PLP’s

housing record, yesterday while
speaking in the House of Assem-
bly on the resolution for the con-
veyance of 88.279 acres of land in
Spring City, Abaco, from the trea-
surer to. the minister of housing,
for the purpose of continuing gov-
ernment’s housing development.
Mr Russell acknowledged that
during his one year as minister of
housing, no new homes were built
by government. However, the rea-
son for this, he explained, was the

‘ poor state in which the PLP left

the ministry.

“We met 86 houses incomplete;
hundreds of houses where peo-
ple lived without conveyances
and/or mortgages; 40 houses sup-
posedly completed where people
could not move in because infra-

. Structure was not completed,” said

Mr Russell. “Mr Speaker, we also
met three houses with people in
residence who claimed that the
houses were gifts from the minis-

ter, which they did not have to -
' pay mortgage, rent or anything

else. We met 400 houses on mort-
gage with no insurance, it is ‘a
good thing that no fire, hurricane,
or flooding had occurred in this
community putting the home-
owner at risk, which would have
caused serious additional expens-
es on the BMC (Bahamas Mort-
gage Corporation),” he added.
The minister told the House
that upon coming to office, the
FNM also found 10 homes with
mortgages bought out from Impe-
rial Life that were deliberately
not placed on the corporation’s
books for four years; and the
BMC and the Department of
Housing were both broke, owing
millions to other corporations and
to each other.
Former Housing Minister
Shane Gibson said he did not

accept this explanation for the

non-construction of homes dur-
ing his tenure.

“In the last year, yes 365 days
plus, not one house has been built





Kenneth Russell

for those citizens who seek to
become homeowners,” he said.
“Now by some supernatural inter-
vention this most —well the peo-
ple say — the people say, this
most incompetent housing minis-
ter — I don’t think he’s incompe-
tent, but that’s what people say —
now has a revelation that he will

. be able to Build 15-heuses every
_ three months and will bring down

the cost in the process.”

Mr Gibson also charged that
Mr Russell is now planning to sell
incomplete homes — placing the

‘ burden for completion on the

would-be homeowners.

“Mr Speaker, what kind of
warped, unintelligent, inconsid-
erate logic 1 that??-asked Mr
Gibson.

‘In providing details on the
repairs that his ministry is facili-
tating in 12 government subdivi-
sions, Mr Russell said that in Dig-
nity Gardens number one, there
are more than 63 houses that
require repairs, and 27 contracts

‘have been issued to date.

He said government has had ‘to
install sewerage infrastructure in
that community so that waste
pumping trucks no longer have
to constantly visit the area, which
leads to leakage of the mate-rial as
the trucks depart.

In Adelaide Village, said Mr
Russell, of the 29 houses that were
built, 27 require repairs, and 22
require serious repairs. In Pride
Estates, of the 94 houses built, 81
have to be repaired.

The resolution was passed by
the House yesterday evening.

|

|
WHIRLPOOL
MICROWAVE

Ree ere

THE TRIBUNE

i
|

© In brief

Woman
accused of
Stealing nearly
$85,000 from
workplace

A WOMAN charged with
Stealing nearly $85,000 from her
place of employment over a
five-month period was
arraigned in Magistrate’s Court
yesterday. Tanya Smith, 27,
appeared before Magistrate
Linda Virgill at Court Nine,
Nassau Street, on 32 counts of



' Stealing by reason of employ-

ment.

According to court dockets, it
is alleged that Smith stole a total
of $84,818 from United Com-
munications Ltd, where she was
employed.

The offences allegedly took
place between.November 22,
20107, and March 6 of this year. .

It is alleged that Smith stole

_as much as $11,000 on one occa-

sion and at times as little as $20.
Smith was not required to

plead to the charges. She was

granted $30,000 bail with two
sureties. The case has been
adjourned to October 10 and
11.

Top Abaco

craftswoman
chosen to
Study in China

ONE of Abaco’s top

“ craftswomen has been chosen
~to study_machine embroidery

in China. Lovely Reckley, of
Marsh Harbour, will spend
three months in China this sum-
mer to learn new techniques for

~ her successful crafts business. '

Ms Reckley, a talented straw
and shell worker, will travel to
the Far East courtesy of the
Chinese government.

Her work has been listed as
particularly noteworthy by the
Bahamas. Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation. :

“Lovely is a very talented
person, and deserves her suc-
cess,” an island source told The
Tribune. “She used to work in
an office, but desperately want-
ed to get back into craft work.
This is a great boost for her.”

Following her trip, Ms Reck-
ley hopes to add machined
embroidery to her range of
products. Her selection marks
the second Chinese connection
for Abaco in recent weeks.

The island’s senior adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper has been
chosen for a three-week trip to
China to see local severminent
operations there.

Water producers
see sunny side

DRY weather has meant.
good business for reverse osmo--
sis water producers on the Aba-
co cays. Residents who rely on
rain water to keep their cisterns
full are now having to buy water
from RO ‘producers’, an island
source said last night.

On mainland Abaco, resi-
dents rely on ground or well
water, but on the cays rain
water is crucial. _ ;

“In the past, everybody on
the cays had to rely on what
comes off the roof, but RO pro-
ducers are now doing good busi- ’
ness,” said the source.

“The rainy season doesn’t
really start until June, so every-

-body is hoping the next few

weeks will bring water.”




THE TRIBUNE





© In brief

Nursing
graduates
urged to form
parinerships

NURSES new to the profes-
sion must be able and willing
to form partnerships if they are
to ensure successful outcomes
for their patients, nursing advi-
sor at the Public Hospitals
Authority Willlamae Hamilton-
Stuart said.

She was speaking on Monday
at the College of the Bahamas’
School of Nursing and Allied
Health Profession’s fourth
annual Nurses’ Pinning Cere-
mony held at the Diplomat
Centre.

She said partnerships must be
formed wherever nurses are sta-
tioned, be it hospitals, doctor’s
offices, community clinics,
schools or nursing homes.

“It is only through these part-
nerships that education contin-
ues, professionalism is crys-
tallised, skills as a clinician per-
fected and excellence in nurs-
ing is assured,” Mrs Hamilton-
Stuart said.

“You are to partner with oth-
er disciplines, including admin-
istrators, financial controllers
and officers, medical doctors,
physiotherapists, researchers,
those who have PhDs and all
the other areas of the allied
health profession as they all
come together to play a critical
part in the delivery of quality
care to patients.

“You must also establish
partnerships with families of
patients and of course the
patients themselves, because it
is essential to ensure that the
care we give them meets their
needs and that they are able to
experience nurses expertise and
compassion in the most effec-

@ MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

TOP secret plans‘eggaunder-
way to halt the export of drugs

and migrants from Haiti into

the Bahamas.

In OPBAT’s (Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos)
second trilateral meeting
between the Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos and the United
States, members discussed con-
fidential plans to stop the illegal
trafficking emanating from
Haiti and affecting all parties.

Leading the Bahamian dele-
gation, Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest
said: “We discussed ideas for
new ways of how to improve
things, but they cannot be dis-
cussed publicly.

“We have the mechanisms in
place now so it is a matter of
continuing what we are doing.”

The international ministers,
ambassadors and law enforce-
ment officials discussed how
best to integrate assets, share
intelligence and engage with the
government of Haiti and the

‘ Dominican Republic in order
_ to fight their common threat.

US and British representa-

Meyer NS

Secret move to stop
trafficking between
Haiti and Bahamas

Plan to halt flow of drugs, migrants

mmy. Turnquest



tives in those countries reported
the local trends and suggested
ways OPBAT members can
help to improve law enforce-
ment and increase the capabili-
ties of the Haitian and Domini-
can governments to provide
economic security to its citizens.

Mr Turnquest said: “CARI-
COM is looking at ways of
assisting Haiti on the political

level, and Bahamas is playing a
lead role in that regard.

“The US is providing assis-
tance in combatting illegal
smuggling and gun trafficking,
and the Dominican Republic

- have their own concerns as they
are sharing with Haiti the island -

of Hispaniola.”

A task-force was appointed
to follow-up on how to better
co-ordinate existing assets, inte-
grate newly-arrived assets into
the current OPBAT frame-
work, and share intelligence.

The task-force will also con-
sider future joint operations,

explore ways of sharing infor-,

mation with Haitian, and
Dominican law enforcement
and ways of improving security
at their sea ports, as well as
examine draft legislation to reg-
ulate wooden-hulled sailing

sloops believed to play a key -

role in drug and migrant smug-
gling.

The meeting at the Royal
Bahamas’ Police Force’s Paul
Farquharson Conference Cen-
tre on Friday May 9 will be fol-

lowed by the third Tripartite
meeting hosted by the Bahami--

an Government in September.



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 3

Lo

Gorgon:
Desig nep

hae &

Accessories



lo beep you
cool lr the
long hot

Summer

= s











Established in 1956 by an old Bahamian family
Parliament Street (near Bay St.) Tel: 322-8393 or 328-7157

¢ Fax: 326-9953

Crystal Court at Atlantis, Paradise Island Tel: 363-4161/2

Lyford Cay (Harbour Green Shops at Lyford Cay)
Tel: 362-5235

. e-mail: www.colesofnassau.com ¢ P.O. Box N-121

CARPET, FURNITURE, MARBLE & TILE CARE

Tue Most THOROUGH RESTORATION & CLEANING EVER, OR THE Jos Is FREE!
NassAu’s ONLY PROFESSIONAL, CERTIFIED STONE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CaRE SYSTEMS.



Bahamians given chance to
join the fight against crime









* Carpet, Upholstery, Stone and Marble Ciasiny &

tive way. Restoration Specialist.

Golf-cart



’ Prochem Cleaning Systems removes Deep & Heavy
Soil, Bacteria, Grease, Watermarks and Stains from
ting & Furniture, restoring them to like new
al a fraction of replacement cost. ‘
* Carpet, Sofa’s, Loveseats, Chairs, Dining Chairs, Cars,

a
7

=——*

pes

parade for - :

schoolboy

champ James |

Boyce.

The 11-year-old was voted
Bahamas Primary School Stu-
dent of the Year last weekend,
earning himself a jubilant recep-
tion at Marsh Harbour airport.

James, whose family lives in
Marsh Harbour, catches the fer-
ry every day to attend Hope

. Town School on Elbow Cay.

“There was quite a party for
him,” said an island source.
“Hope Town is very proud of its
star pupil.”

firehugs
blamed for
bush blazes

FIRE-RAISERS are being
blamed for a spate of bush fires
which have raged through Aba-
co in recent weeks. .

Marsh Harbour’s volunteer
iire brigade has been kept on
full alert, sometimes working
round-the-clock to contain the
fiames in one of the worst years
on record.

Buildings on the airport road
have been threatened by fires,
and at one stage fixed base
operators at the airport were in
danger.

“Everyone here is convinced’

that these fires are often the
work of fire-raisers,” said an
island source.

“Misguided people some-
times do this just to create
excitement for themrelves, but
it is getting out of hand.”

Volunteers were said to be at
full-stretch fighting fires in sev-
eral areas round the island cap-
ital.

“There is a strong smell of
smoke in the air,” said the
source, “We always get fires at
this time of the year, but never
as many as this year. It’s been
really bad.”

Extremely dry conditions and
strong winds have added to the
problem.

“We're desperately waiting
for the rainy season to start so

-that these fires can be brought

under. control,” the source
added.

Re Drs ue
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Pest Control

Ce ae CMTE) Ci) bey
322-2157



@ MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIAN people are
invited to get involved in the
fight against crime:by con-

Its chairman, PLP MP
Bernard Nottage, said the com-
mittee of seven members from
both parties, and independent

. member Kenyatta Gibson, will
‘put their political differences

aside to crack down on crime
for the benefit of all citizens,
and take on board the issues
and solutions raised by the pub-
lic.

Dr Nottage said: “The prob-
lem. of crime is not a political
problem, but a problem which
affects the entire country.”

FNM Member Kendal
Wright added: “We are com-
mitted to coming together to
deal with the criminal element
in our country. There is going to
be an enormous input from the
public and we are committed to
that.”

The Select Committee on
Crime was founded in Febru-
ary to examine the unaccept-
ably high levels of criminal
activity in the Bahamas.

Members will review govern-
ment committee reports, includ-

Public is urged to contribute to’
government select committee



ing the 1998 National Crime
Report and the 2003 Prison
Reform Commission Report, to
investigate how strategies have

. been implemented and to what

effect.

Reports by the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and non-
governmental organisations will
also be scrutinized.

Dr Nottage said: “Crime has
gone beyond the stage in our
country where we can sit back
and hepe it goes away. Those
responsible are going to have

The Bahamas with o
In; store display of their creations.

Saturday 12pm- - at

Home Fabrics.

“Meet the Designers’

Fishion advice, fey”
and Inspiration

Bey ar FANE

Hom

will be a full examination which
both parties have endorsed.”

The committee reports will
differ to others because they
will be lively, visual and make
an immediate and long-term
impact, Mr Wright said.

Dr Nottage added: “One
thing I know for sure is that
everybody in the Bahamas
wants crime to be minimised as
much as possible. We have the
determination to follow through
with whatever report, we. come
up with.”

Meetings will be open to the
press and public, and both agen-
cies and individuals can apply
to give presentations by writing
to the clerk of the House of
Assembly. The committee will
travel to Grand Bahama and
the family islands to conduct
hearings when necessary.

The first hearing will be held
on Thursday May 29, calling
Acting Commissioner of the
Police, Reginald Ferguson, to

’ be the first witness.

| Javotte’s House of Couture
Work: 325-1445 * Celi: 395-1445













°



INDIANA JONES

Authorized StoneTech Professional Contractor
CALL PROCHEM BAHAMAS

Boats, Grout, Tiles, Marble & Stone ~

Persian, Wool & Silk Carpet Cleaning Specialist

Marble Polishing, Restoration & Care
Wood Floor Restoration ;



_ RESIDENTS of Hope Town, ee ' to explain to the public the mea- __ . .,.. PROCHEM SYSTEM (sm)
Abaco, organised a golf-cart, ne wEctide cata lees f erties i | sures they Have takenand“par- * ‘PHONE: 32358083 o 323-1594

parade to welcome home| . C | apr re Caviar ac arn Ho | liamentarians will have tocome = BENS. #209". 0. omny wit Can Do IT RIGHT!

schoolboy champion James See before the committee so there www prochemsystem.com * ww'w.stanetechpro.com * www.licre.org

* psp@coralwave.com

« YOUR LOCAL MEMBER OF THE:



Showing Start This
Thursday May 22nd, 2008

Mall-at-Marathon

3 AT 10:00 AM DAILY -

sn uk [os [os

Se Hea ae ror

SS oe

7:00 | NA |

[CHRONICLES OFMARNIA | 200 | NA_| 8:00 | Wn

SPEED RACER

NOU SORES,
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. B | 4:08 | NIA |
8 [WA | ato | 7:00 | NA | NA |

SPEED RACER

NEW ce sa0 | WA |

on Pa

ree
nore [ va [ a wn | a | |

IRON MAN

orn [aa [wn [00 [a0 |
omen [|| wa | ||

Semmes [WT a [WY




PAGE 4, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972

Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Piiblisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, PO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352
Circulation Department - (242) 502-2387
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608:
Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

Shane Gibson’s ‘sweetheart’ threat

GOLDEN GATES MP Shane Gibson, who
resigned from the Christie cabinet last year
over’his friendship with the late Anna Nicole
Smith, announced in the House yesterday that
he will lay on the table of the House a list of
“sweethearts” allegedly involved with FNM
members.

This scandalous.threat shows that Mr Gibson
is completely oblivious to why the public
demanded his resignation over the Anna Nicole
scandal two years.ago. The issue was not his
friendship with Anna Nicole. The issue was that
that friendship was perceived to have affected
his ministerial judgment.

Laying the names of politicians’ alleged
“sweethearts” on the table of the House is com-
pletely irrelevant to House business and should
not be allowed. If and when a “sweetheart”

appears to have addled the brain of a politi-.

cian to the point where he cannot do the public’s
business impartially, then, and only then, does
it become of public concern.

This is what happened to Mr Gibson.

Mr Gibson is now dragging House business
down to the level of the bar room. If this is
what the public is paying his salary for, then it is
time to close shop and start all over again. .

There was a time when — whether one
agreed with them or not — there were gentle-
men in the House. There was a limit beyond
which they would not go. Times have changed
and so have the mores of many of our politi-
cians. Bahamians should be disgusted and
demand higher standards from their MPs.

No wonder we have trouble with our youth
when leaders grovel in the gutter and do so
without shame in the public arena.

As a disgusted letter writer said in a letter
published in The Tribune yesterday:

“Bahamians are sick to death of juvenile
and petty politicians on both sides. of the divide
and we wonder what small miracle it will take to
lift them and our country out of the gutter.”

We are now at the crossroads and Baapea
have to make a decision.

Are we going to the gutter or are we going to
demand a standard of behaviour from these
men and women in whose hands we have
entrusted our future?

As for Mr Gibson and Anna Nicole: Their
friendship was no one’s business until her fast-
tracked residence permit became an issue.
While others — including Bahamians married to
foreigners — waited years to have their per-
mits considered, Ms Smith’s certificate was
issued exactly 21 working days after her appli-
cation was submitted to Mr Gibson’s depart-
ment.

At the time we were told that it was



And.

ORALEC’S FASHIONS

Has Just The Dress You Need

Mackey Street ¢ Telephone: 393-0744
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm

All-Star Family
Sports Science Camp
D






June 23-July 11
M-Th 8:30a-3:00p
Fri 8: 30a-12: ove




recsbatios $25 Gonrefuntabie)
Tuition for 3 weeks: $200 first child,
$150 each additional child

Registration Deadline May 30

Out East: Joe Farrington Road
Out West: YWCA, Dolphin Drive



Summer Is Near









For more information, call 364-6773
Email: allstarbahamas@gmail.com

“absolutely impossible” — impossible that is if
all security checks were done — to issue a per-
mit in that time. But Anna Nicole got hers while
others waited — and fumed in anger.

Instead of Immigration delivering the permit
to Ms Smith’s lawyers, who had submitted the
application, it was personally delivered to Ms
Smith’s Eastern Road home. The law firm only
learned of the residence approval when Ms
Smith telephoned giving instructions to have a
$10,000 cheque delivered to her home by
7o’clock on the evening of September 20, 2006
for Immigration Minister Shane Gibson.

Because of the unusual sequence of events
one of the firm’s young lawyers delivered the
cheque in person.

According to the lawyer she drove to Ms

Smith’s home where she saw Immigration Min- .

ister Gibson in the living room.

The lawyer went into Ms Smith’s bedroom
and gave her the envelope containing the
cheque.

As Ms Smith opened the envelope her
lawyer-boyfriend ushered Mr Gibson into the
bedroom where Ms Smith handed the cheque to
Mr Gibson. The lawyer then left the house.

In the House of Assembly the Minister
denied the lawyer’s story. In fact he denied
being at the house at all. And he certainly

denied collecting a cheque on behalf of Immi-

gration.

“Anything to the contrary,” he said, “is a
vicious lie conceived in ignorance and spread in
wickedness by the FNM.”

The lawyer stuck to her story. She said her
eyes had not deceived her. Had Mr Gibson mis-
led the House? At the time no one pressed the
point.

The public was angry. Why, they wanted to
know, would a government minister interfere
with the duties of the Immigration Department
and why would he personally accept a cheque
on behalf of that department?

Bahamians also wanted to know why, if it
were not for the friendship, could American-
born Ms Smith get a residence permit in 21
days when they had been waiting years for an
answer to their applications?

This is what brought Mr Gibson down. It
was not his friendship: with Ms Smith alone,
but it was the public perception that Mr Gibson
had mixed that friendship with the public’s busi-
ness, and the public’s business had suffered.
That was Mr Gibson’s political undoing.

Now Mr Gibson, seeking vengeance, wants
to embarrass government members. Where is
the justification?

As the letter writer has said: It is time that we
rescue our parliament from the gutter.



















TE REE

PRE-OWNED
CARS & TRUCKS

For the best deal in town on
pre-owned cars, with warranty!

NOW IN
STOCK

‘00 HYUNDAI ACCENT -
‘01 HYUNDAI COUPE
‘04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Very low mileage, very clean
‘O06 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Very clean
‘06 HYUNDAI TUSCON GLS
‘99 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 3dr
‘02 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA odr
‘03 SUZUKI BALENO
‘95 TOYOTA AVALON c

: / “#1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHAMAS |
IRLEY STREET * 322-3775 + 325-3079

Visitou our abawroen at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport) Ltd far similar deals, Queens Hw wy, 352-6122
or Abaco Mator Mall, Don MacKay Blvd, 347-2916

Opposition
has reverted.
to true form

ghetto politics

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read with utter disbelief
your lead story today that the
PLP intends to raise the issue of
an alleged high school sex scan-
dal at a private school involving
two minors. —

Further, the PLP insider's
assertion that this is not intend-
ed to embarrass the parent of
one of the children, who just
happens to be a government
MP, is laughable.

With all of the other pressing
issues that should be debated
and resolved in Parliament, Her
Majesties Loyal Opposition has
reverted to true form, ghetto
politics.

I don't excuse the school offi-
cials handling of the situation,




LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net



. but they are a private institu-

tion and we are, after all, talking
about two children.

Why should the school
boards’ decision be viewed any
differently than that of previ-
ously sitting magistrates to over-
turn the drug possession charge
of the adult son of a former
Prime Minister because of
whom his father was?

If my memory serves me,
during the last PLP govern-
ment’s term there were allega-
tions of rape brought against
one minister that suddenly went

away, of a toilet bowl being
stolen by another, and most
recently one minister, or should
that be “Deacon”, gr....ding
away in the back seat of his car
in the church parking lot. How
conveniently we forget.

As J wrote in an earlier letter
chastising the present govern-
ment, people who live in glass
houses shouldn't throw stones.
Bahamians are sick to death of
juvenile and petty politicians on
both sides of the divide and we
wonder what small miracle it
will take to lift them and our

‘country out of the gutter.

. IAN MABON

Nassau,
May 20, 2008.

Is the country prepared for the
impending economic collapse?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

There is an urgent need to
address critical and impending
matters. Our need to be con-
cerned at present is not without
reason. All arrows are pointing
to an economic collapse in this
region within this year. The impli-
cations for the Bahamas will be
disastrous if. we do not prepare
ourselves fully for what is
undoubtedly impending.

Are we prepared?

I believe that our biggest prob-
lem is one of security. The pro-
tection of our resources will be
even more Vital in the months to
come as poverty levels increase
in neighbouring nations such as
Haiti, Jamaica, Honduras and the
Dominican Republic. The condi-
tion of Haiti is no secret to us but
added with the current economic
crises in the United States we
should prepare ourselves for an
influx of immigrants at record
breaking levels. Additionally we
can also expect an increase in
poaching as the demand for food
rises in neighbouring countries.
Drug and human trafficking will
also significantly increase. We
cannot expect our Defence Force
to properly manage these prob-
lems. I am of the belief that our
Defence Force, at its present state
will not be sufficient even to han-
dle an extreme rate of migrants
crossing our borders. Because of
this we need to employ more pro-
tection for our waters.

The Government’s Role in
Food

If the current solution to

weathering this recession is self








Lo












auto
sales

LIMITED






sufficiency we must invest more
into protecting our marine
resources, reduce or eliminate the
export of seafood and stop
depending solely on farmers to
grow food. The Government of
the Bahamas must take control
and insure that sufficient foods
are being produced and kept
locally to sustain the country dur-
ing the hard times ahead.

Internal Peace

A decision has to be made
urgently on how we deal with and
prevent extreme forms of criminal
behaviour. Is it possible that we
would survive for long being
faced with both an economic and
social crises? These two ills will
cripple even the strongest nation.
This is without a doubt the time

to change laws and get hard on
criminals. Persons who possess
illegal firearms are to be seen (in
my opinion) as equal to robbers
and murderers. Those who traffic
in illegal arms should face the
death penalty. I believe that
unless we change with the times
we will be lost in it. We need to
clean the streets of persons who
are out on bail for serious crimes
as these will more than likely the
greatest challenge for the police
in the coming months.

May God be with us and pre-
serve us this year and in the there-
after.

DELROY MEADOWS
Nassau,
May, 2008.

Passport office and my concerns

EDITOR, The Tribune.
MY niece and I have just returned from standing on line for 2 1/2
hours to obtain a new electronic passport and when we were allowed

‘to enter the building, we where not in possession of a number which was

given out at 8am by staff.

When we arrived no one told us this and the security guard had his
hands full, fighting off people who wanted to get in. My niece came
from Abaco to get an electronic passport and her experience was like
standing on a food line with starving Haitians. I have never experienced
anything so disorganised in my life being a Bahamian. The Passport
Office has no organisation whatsoever, and no explanation is given as
to the procedure one has to go through, nothing. I would call this
experience something less then Third World, what is the purpose of
making the country safer with electronic passports when the passport
office is in such a mess? It is the only word I can think of to describe my
experience. I would hope that you print this to inform some Bahami-
ans who will be getting passports that they make sure and obtain a num-
ber before standing in any line at the Passport Office. And as for the
Passport Office please inform people as to your procedure, because
your conduct is appalling.

So I will return tomorrow at 6.30am to stand on line again and hope
I get a number.

CONCERNED BAHAMIAN
Nassau,
May 20, 2008.

POSITION AVAILABLE

EXPERIENCED PROJECT SUPERVISOR

Qualifications required:
Individual should be well versed in road building
Experienced Road Contractor with a minimum of
5 years work experience
5 Years experience in the field of hot mix asphalt
Well versed in all aspects of running earthworks
Prepare weekly productivity and efficiency reports
payauce Technical Degree in construction and road
works












Please send resume to:
P.O. Box CB 10990
Nassau, Bahamas

ee Fe Bar
EXPERIENCED DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED

Qualifications Required:




1. Must have 6 years electrical experience in the.
mechanical field

2 Must have exposure to Caterpillar system

3. Must have Caterpillar Dealer Certificate

4. Must be able to repair engine hydraulics
transmission under carriage and power train

5. Must be able to maintain diesel equipment







PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:
P.O.Box CB 10990
Nassau, Bahamas



THE TRIBUNE

'

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 5







You are tearing
families apart,
government told

ma Ex-attorney general goes
on offensive in the Senate

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

THE government was yesterday accused by the leader of
opposition business in the Senate of contributing to crim-
inality in the country by “tearing families apart”.

“It’s shameful, disgraceful, criminal!” claimed former
attorney general Allyson Maynard-Gibson.

Her accusation sparked a ruckus in the Senate, with
leader of government business Dion Foulkes calling her
statements the “most ridiculous argument I have ever
heard in this chamber.” :

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said:
“The behaviour of this admin-



“ istration — while it is not murder
I know of or manslaughter — it leads ulti-
people who, mately to criminality.”

She claimed that having per-
sonally requested information
months ago on how many appli-

because their
spouse could

cations for spousal permits were
not work, outstanding, and how many per-
have had to sons had been regularised as a
: result of last year’s immigration
leave this audit, she had not been provid-
country.” ed the information.



stating it, that this meant that
permits were not being grant-
ed and regularisation was not occurring. Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son said the government “is tearing families apart. When
the spouse can ’t get the right to work, can’t stay with the
family ..

Mr Foulkes said that Mrs Maynard-Gibson’s allegation
that the ruling party are destroying the “foundation of
society” was “very serious”.

He said that it was “ridiculous” that the PLP senator
should suggest that, because information was not forth-
coming, this is evidence that “families have been torn
apart.”

He called on Mrs Maynard-Gibson to substantiate her
point with evidence. Mrs Maynard-Gibson then conceded
that she was expressing her opinion.

“I know of people who, because their spouse could not
work, have had to leave this country. In my opinion that is
an example of how the FNM inaction is tearing families
apart.”

She claimed that the alleged inaction was “contributing
to criminal behaviour” in the Bahamas, at a time when
crime is the number one problem facing the country.





She inferred, without directly |




Meyer VE

Family Islands outstrip Nassau

on return visitors







MINISTER OF TOURISM AND AVIATION Neko Grant with Most Outstand-
ing Bahamahost graduate Tanya Knowles-Adderley.

THE Family Islands outpace
New Providence and Grand
Bahama in terms of return vis-
itor numbers, Minister of
Tourism and Aviation Neko
Grant revealed.

Addressing Long Island’s
most recent Bahamahost grad-
uates, Mr Grant challenged
them to further strengthen
return visitor numbers for
Long Island. The island, like
other Family Islands, has been
attracting a large number of
repeat visitors of late.

“The national average (of
return visitors) is about 55, 56
per cent,” Mr Grant said. “New
Providence and Grand
Bahama, where we receive
most of our visitors, are just
falling within that. But you
have got Bimini, you’ve got
Abaco, you’ve got Harbour
Island and Exuma and you
coming up that are in the high
60s.

“So, you can imagine if we
were able to get New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama with
seven of every 10 visitors
returning. It certainly would
make my job that much easi-
Chey:

Mr Grant said the pursuit of
more return visitors is one of
the reasons for the Bahama-
host sessions throughout the
Bahamas.

He said Bahamahost will
equip professionals with the
knowledge necessary to suc-
ceed in tourism.

exexelUii0) 2
bahama shutters
built to protect © easy to operate ¢ attractive design

~

Pea Ce

COMMONWEALTH BUILDING airs

NAS: 325.2505 » FPT: 351



oye Mean aa skiers] :

“Tt is about educating all par-
ticipants on our product. This is
for personal edification of par-
ticipants as well as for the good
of our guests.”

Larry Cartwright, Minister.

of Agriculture and Marine
Resources, pointed out that the
Bahamas should strive to be
recommended by visitors.

“At every stage, they must
be made to feel safe, they must
be made to feel secure, and
they must be made to feel hap-
py while they are here,” Mr
Cartwright said. “We want
them not only to come back,
but we want them to recom-
mend our service, our good ser-
vice, and our high standards to
their friends back home.”

The fourth Long Island ses-
sion of Bahamahost included
candidates from the general
public, government agencies,

‘the Cape Santa Maria Resort,

public service drivers and the
Stella Maris Resort. The award
for most outstanding graduate
went to Tanya Knowles-
Adderley.

TROPICAL
EXTERMINATORS
ee
PHONE: 322-2157

Rosetta

Minister



“The national average of
return visitors is about 55.56
per cent.”



Tourism Minister Neko Grant












Harold Road just West of City Market
Tel:(242) 341-0449/(242) 341-2249
Fax: (242) 361-1136

“In House Financing

_/o Available”





















Nissan, Cefiro,
Honda Accord
Toyota Windom

ora Wy

2000 Nissan Cefiro for | B AW)
CW ITOK )t) Honda Civic

PIN M nacre t Honda Accord
6,900.00 Nissan. € Cefiro,

Colors:





Blue
Red
Yellow
Camo.







St. Ph: 325-3336





i

e




PAGE 6, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



Gibson: More judical officers needed

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribu nemedia.net

A DEBATE on a bill to

allow more judicial officers to
hear civil court cases became
_ the backdrop for a outpouring
of concern by senators that pot
enough is being done to
address Bahamians’ crime wor-
ries.
Commenting yesterday dur-

ing the debate ona bill to
amend the Supreme Court Act
to allow assistant registrars to
hear civil matters, leader of
opposition business in the sen-
ate Allyson Maynard Gibson
said the bill is a “typical FNM
bill” that will-“do nothing to

“improve the lives of ordinary
Bahamians.”

She suggested that it shows
that the government has “no
sense of urgency” when it

comes to dealing with crime
and complained that the gov-
ernment has scrapped key PLP
crime-fighting initiatives and
delayed many of their own
crime and fear reducing pro-
posals.

Her criticisms were reminis-
cent of those issued by the PLP
when the FNM proposed the
bill to amend the Juries Act
last year. The bill reduced the
number of jurors in non-capital

NOTICE

B
BSL

Bahamas -
Business Solutions Ltd.

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY IDBLIVERED LOCALLY

will be closed on

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008

for our Annual

Staff Appreciation Day

_We apologize for any

inconvenience caused.

SIGNED: MANAGEMENT



cases from 12 to nine — which
some PLPs claimed would do
little to affect the worsening
crime problem.

While other PLP senators
expressed support the new bill,
stating that it will legitimise
what is already a common
practice, many said more sig-
nificant measures are neces-
sary to regain control of spi-

Yalling rates of serious disor-

der.

Senator Hope Strachan said
that “social intervention pro-
grammes would ensure the

“criminal mind is not devel-
oped.”

Stating that the bill will
improve the situation, but
“incrementally”, Ms Strachan
claimed that in a year there

have been only a “few sub-
stantive bills” brought before
the Senate that “really and tru-
ly effect the Bahamian peo-
ple.”

Mrs Gibson suggested that
rather than introducing the Bill
to Amend the Supreme Court
Act, the government could
have been bringing forward a
bill to provide for “tracking
bracelets” designed to help
police keep tags on the where-
abouts of persons out on bail.
“(The FNM) could’ve done
that by now,” she said.

Ms Gibson also criticised the
fact that the allocation for the
construction of a new Judicial
Complex, designed under the
PLP, had been taken out of
this year’s budget.



CL
Non Maynard Gibson



GB wants moratorium on the gas tax

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

FREEPORT- The govern-
ment should consider placing a
moratorium on the gas tax so
that wholesalers can pass sav-
ings onto the public, a Grand
Bahama petroleum retailer said.

Patrick Davis, owner and

operator of the Metro Service,

Station, believes that a six-month
moratorium would provide some
relief to Bahamians experiencing
economic hardship.

He said the government has
to be proactive in helping aver-
age Bahamians who are strug-
gling to survive in an economy
that is in “recession”.

The continuing rise of the cost
of crude oil internationally has
resulted in record high gasoline
prices around the world. The
price of crude oil was at $133.64
per barrel as of May 21, accord-
ing to oil-price.net.

In the Bahamas, gasoline has
surpassed the $5 mark. In
Freeport, the cost of regular
unleaded is $5.22 per gallon, and
super unleaded is $5.33 per gal-
lon. Diesel is at $5.45 per gal-
lon.

Mr Davis. said that the sum-
mer season would be an appro-
priate time for the government
to implement a gas tax morato-
rium.

* “In the summer, schools are
closing and it is a time when
Bahamian families can save

more money for school fees,
catch up on their mortgages, and
other loans.

“So, when September rolls
around, they would have caught
up on the bills and even put a
small saving aside,” he said.

Mr Davis acknowledged that
the government may lose some

revenue — but only for a short

period of time.

“Bahamians are having to
struggle to buy food and gas and
if (the government) does not
deal with it, the situation can
lead to chaos,” he said.

“T understand that 1,000 resi-
dential customers had their pow-
er disconnected over the last two
weeks — that is a sign that some-
thing is wrong on this island,”
he said.

Weekend College

Make your weekends work for you! Earn

a

degree

in Business,

Accounting,

Computers, Human. Resource Manage-
ment or Public Administration.



The Power to Surprise |





With 2008 kis Optima you can finally have the luxury sedan with all
the styling, features and options you want, without the usual hefty
price tag. The 2008 kia Optima is a 4-door, 5-passenger family

sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the LX ta (ha EX. 2008
Kia optima models are available with a smooth and powerful 4Cyl
engine, the canvenience of a 4- -speed Sportmaticâ„¢ transmission.

ON THE SPOT FINANCING AWAILASLE WITH
COMBIGNIWEALTH BANK

INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH ADVANTAGE
BISUGDAICE HANES PAGERS CEM.

Seer

SANPIN MOTORS LIMITED
Thoenpiorn Big Gives Fed

Peon MITIGATE

jae 242 RGIS

(AT NA TET APT EA SELEY 8 AE POET 2 ETRE EY TTT




THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 7



@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

CUBAN authorities claim
they have evidence that a top
American diplomat in Havana
has been ferrying money from
Cuban exiles to dissidents on
the island.

They say the funds came
from a Miami-based organsa-
tion — Fundacion Rescate
Juridica — founded by an exile
wanted by Cuba in connection
with an attempted bombing
campaign in Havana.

Siegel calls on Cuban government

The accusations were made
public in a press conference on
the Caribbean island on Mon-
day. Cuban officials presented a
series of emails and surveillance
videos which they said proved
the “intimate” relationship
between US diplomatic chief in
Cuba, Michael Parmly, and the
Cuban dissidents.

They called Mr Parmly, head
of the United States Interests
Section in Havana, a “courier”
for a Miami-based exile called
Santiago Alvarez, who they
allege is a benefactor of Luis

LOCAL NEWS

Money reportedly being ferried from exiles to dissidents on Caribbean island

Cuba points finger at top US diplomat

Posada Carriles. Mr Carrilles-is
a hate figure for many on the

island, as he is accused of mas-.

terminding bombings of aircraft
and hotels in Cuba.

Josefina Vidal, head of the
North American branch of the
Cuban. Foreign Ministry, told
the press that the information in
the emails shows that Washing-
ton is not only violating Cuban
laws and sovereignty. but also
international conventions on
diplomacy andthe fight against
terrorism.

The emails referred to- “let-

ters” carried by Mr Parmly to
dissidents Martha Beatriz
Roque and Laura Pollan —
called “mercenaries” and
“counter-revolutionaries” by
the Cuban government — but
not specifically to cash.

The Cuban officials claim the
word “letters” is code for
“cash.”

US state department
spokesman Sean McCormack,
in Washington, was quoted on
the BBC as stating that the US
is not violating international
law.

to release its ‘political prisoners’



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

t

UNITED States Ambassador

ito the Bahamas Ned. Siegel
‘called for the Cuban govern-
iment to release its "political
prisoners" and repeal measures
which allow the Cuban govern-
ment to "arrest citizens for car-
tying out acts of peaceful dis-
sent". .

Mr Siegel made these remarks
as US officials commemorated a
‘Day of Solidarity with the
Cuban People' yesterday,
adding that Cuba has interna-
tional support in their "struggle
for freedom and human rights".

He also criticised Cuba's
recent shift in government
claiming that citizens had "no
say" in the eléction of Raul Cas-
tro as successor to his brother,
Fidel Castro and that Cubans
still live in a "repressed" state.

Said the ambassador, in part:
"We call for the release of all
Cuban political prisoners and
repeal of all measures that allow
the Cuban government to arrest
citizens for carrying out acts of
peaceful dissent. Cubans need
to know that they have interna-
tional support in their struggle
for freedom and human rights,
as the people in Central Europe
once did".

"There has been much talk in
the media about the recent
changes. that have been

Ned Siegel

announced in Cuba. Yes, Raul
Castro has replaced his brother
in some of his positions of
authority, but this is a process in
which Cuba's citizens had no
say. And yes, Cubans can now
buy cell phones and microwave
ovens and stay in five star hotels.

"While Cubans may welcome
such changes, they are no doubt
hoping for much more. With the
average monthly wage in Cuba
at less then $20, these items are

‘still largely out of reach and

won't let Cubans do what citi-
zens in other countries in the
Americas are doing: Seizing the
opportunity provided by open
societies and open markets.

"The sad fact is that Cuba's
citizens still live in a repressive
state, as they have for almost
half a century.




He stressed that democratic
change will be seen on the island
when Cubans are free to
"organise, assemble, and speak
their minds".

"We will know there is a new
Cuba when a free and indepen-
dent press has the power to
operate without censors. We will
know there is a new Cuba when
the Cuban government allows
Cubans to open their own busi-

nesses and improve the eco-

nomic well-being of their fami-
lies.

"Above.all, we will know
there is at least a start towards a
new Cuba when the regime
releases its political prisoners
and engages the Cuban people
in an open and comprehensive
dialogue about the future of
their country," he said, citing a
few incidents of reported polit-
ical oppression on the island.

The event was marked by.an
awareness-raising discussion and
US Embassy employees were
encouraged to wear white to
work in honour of the Cuban
"Ladies in White" who protest-
ed the imprisonment of 55 polit-
ical prisoners held in Cuba since
2003.

Raul Castro was elected as
Cuba's. president by the coun-
try's parliament in February,
2008 after his older brother
Fidel stepped down as Cuba's
leader after nearly 50 years in
power.

save $$$ with motor cover |

SAVE WHEN YOU PAY YOUR PREMIUM AND WHEN YOU CLAIM WITH SECURITY &

GENERAL. MOST OF YOUR NCD REMAINS INTACT FOLLOWING A CLAIM,
SAVING $$$ WHEN YOU RENEW YOUR COVER.



call 326-7100 for an agent



SECU RID Y

S GENERAL

Security & General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Atlantic House, 2nd Terrace & Collins Avenue, Nassau, PO. Box N-3540 Tel. 326 7100

A member of Colonial Group International; Insurance, Health, Pensions, Life

MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY



PULLING TOGETHER: Showing
solidarity for Cuba.

Vetrinary House Call Services

» Vaccination
+ Skin Care + Pet Pick-up
» 24/7 Emergency + Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Dwight A. Dorsett

322-4209

+ Euthanasia



Sener

He said the government was
only providing "humanitarian
assistance to families of political
prisoners and that private
groups send aid as well".

Cuba has for many years
alleged that the US is funding
dissidents on the island, but
while the US has admitted to









Une QUCN
Order Now & Save!

Tranquility
Estates

Eleuthera Properties Limited is
pleased to announce the creation of a
Real Estate opportunity for Bahamians.

Improved Residential Lots in
New Subdivision located in
South Eleuthera, along Queen’s Highway,

South of the Old Cotton Bay Road.
Lots 100 x 100
Starting at $35,000
Financing Available

Contact — 242-334-2826
Do not let the opportunity pass you by.

providing books, radios, tape
recorders and other items, it has
denied sending money.

The Tribune requested a
response to the allegations from
the US Embassy in Nassau.

The call was not returned up
to press time last night.



i EmbroidMe-

GET NOTICED



Uniforms * Embroidery * Screen Printing * Promotional Products

Career & Casual Wear

East Shirley Street ¢« Ph: 393-1004 * 393-3104 * www.sun-tee.com



Dama ete Cmce
Nassau twice a week

“Land covers one third of the world, ,
we cover the rest.”


PAGE 8, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



Highway Code to replace study guide used by student drivers






































































wished patronage of:

fe Turnguest, G.C.M.&., OC, JP, LLB
Edith caiques’

Revi. Laish Boud

PALMDALE SHOPPING PLAZA - 9AM - GPM
(MON - SAT) - 326-5996

INELIXIMA



270%-15%0ff

PRE: INVENTORY

Minister of Works and
Transport Earl Deveaux offi-
cially launched the new High-
way Code of the Bahamas,
which is intended to replace
the study guide formerly used
by student drivers.

It also includes guidance
and regulations for drivers,
bus operators, motorcyclists,
pedestrians and bicyClists.

“The launch of the new
Highway Code is intended to
complement the construction
and improvement of our
roads; the biggest of which is
the New Providence Road
Improvement Project, which
if all goes well we hope to
begin to implement early this
summer,” Dr Deveaux said at
Worker’s House on Monday.

He explained that the Road
Traffic Department is work-
ing to improve its programme.

“It is doing that to increase
public education, improve
public transportation, reduce
traffic congestion and design
initiatives for road safety such
as the launch of the new High-
way Code of the Bahamas,"
the minister said.

As part of this initiative, the
Road Traffic Department also
unveiled a road safety jingle
performed by Nehemiah
Hield as well as several new
seatbelt ads. ;

Dr Deveaux said as a com-
plement to the Highway Code,
consultants from the British
team Transport Research

Laboratory put together a.

number of documents, includ-
ing a manual for driving
instructors and examiners and
a driving school code of prac-
tice.

MM Advice included for bus operators,
motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists

The minister said the con-
sultants will also assist in
preparing legislative and
‘administrative measures that
will include a review of all the
current license categories and
the establishment of a stream-
lined registration system for
driving school instructors for
various classes of drivers and
licenses. :

Then the consultants will
help to draft legislation to reg-
ulate the licensing of driving
schools and their instructors
with the accompanying rec-



\

ommendations for penalties
for non-compliance.

Dr Deveaux said the Road
Traffic Department will
improve the physical layout
of the driving range.

He added that a manual for
high school drivers will be pro-
vided to schools throughout
the Bahamas, and students
will have an opportunity to
participate in the drivers’ edu- ©
cation programme by the fall
of this year.

Dr Deveaux said all publi-
cations and programmes
intended for institutional
strengthening and develop-
ment will be completed by
June 2008 with the exception
of the legislative measures and
the tapiOveneute to the dri-
ving range.

Chevron Rozaco Road Safe-
ty Spokesperson Rashad Rolle
pointed out that according to
the World Health Organisa-
tion, nothing takes more
young lives than road traffic
accidents.

“We all know the road safe-
ty rules: wear a seatbelt, avoid
drinking and driving, use the
pedestrian crossing, follow the
speed limit — but every pedes-
trian, every driver, every
cyclist and every passenger
must make these rules not just
words on paper but a way of
life.

“Through education, this is
indeed possible,” he said.

BEC: We are among the best

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation claims it is
regarded as one of the best
utility companies in the
region.

BEC said it is “highly
admired” throughout the
Caribbean, and its technicians
“are welcomed each time
there is a disaster and elec-
tricity restoration is required.”
The corporation was
responding to a Tribune col-
umn by Adrian Gibson, who
criticised it as having high
prices and bad service.

The BEC statement said:
“At home, BEC’s primary job,
done in the face of the formi-
dable and unique challenge





Hi Corporation answers scathing
criticism from Tribune columnist

presented by an archipelagic
nation, is to bring electricity
to our most far-flung islands
and settlements. This means
establishing 28 separate instal-
lations, each with its own staff,
its own supplies, its own facil-
ities for receiving fuel ship-
ments and its own generating
equipment.”

It said that for decades,
BEC has focused on “the
intense and continuous tech-
nical training” and can now
“proudly boast” of a 100 per
cent Bahamian staff.

It said the unpredictability
of the price of oil is beyond
the control of BEC and the
Bahamas.

“The international Solitical
situation, unrest in oil pro-
ducing nations, weather fac-
tors, terrorism, all conspire to
push the price of oil far
beyond what. many of us
thought we’d ever see.

“Unfortunately BEC can-
not prepare for the fluctua-
tions in the price of oil on the
international market, much as
it would like to be able to do,
by stockpiling oil bought at
more favourable prices. The
truth of the matter is that, very
few if any electricity compa-



DO YOU HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS, ADULT CROHN‘S DISEASE,
PEDIATRIC CROHN'S DISEASE, PLAQUE PSORIASIS, ULCERATIVE COLITIS OR ANKYLOSING

SPONDYLITIS? THEN REMICADE COULD BE FOR YOU.

REMICADE is a biologic treatment that has been used to treat more than 924,000 people worldwide.
ALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TODAWABOUT REMICADE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL LOWE'S WHOLESALE AT 393-7111/2 ext. 275

Distribut

by Lowe’s Wholesale, Soldier Road, Nassau © Tel: 393-7111/2 ¢ Fax: 393-0440





nies anywhere in the world are
able to do that. BEC can store
perhaps a six to eight week
supply of fuel, but cannot do
more because of a lack of
space and available capital.”

BEC added that it has been
studying renewable energy for
many years and appointed a
Renewable Technology Com-
mittee, which has requested
“cutting edge proposals”
produce electricity from
renewable sources.

“By the end of the summer,
we are hoping to have some

‘exciting announcements in this

area.”

The corporation said that
while it would never attempt
to deny that outages occur, it-
is worth noting that they have
become much less than
before.

“It should also be noted that
a major cause of outages is
accidents that knock down
utility poles or otherwise dam-
age BEC transmission lines.”

Another cause.of outages is
localised faults, which often
go unreported, the corpora-
tion said, because consumers
assume that BEC is aware of
the problem.

“There are many things
about BEC that we believe
would make a very interest-
ing column and we would like
to invite Mr. Gibson at his ear-
liest opportunity to meet one-
on-one with the BEC general
manager, Kevin Basden, and.
learn firsthand about BEC
and its hardworking, dedicat-
ed employees and its demand-
ing, 24/7 corporate culture,”
the statement said.

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

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

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE YÂ¥



LOCAL NEWS .

PLP: Gov't needs to

re-implement tax-breaks |

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

FREEPORT — Members of
the PLP on Grand Bahama are
calling on the FNM govern-
ment to re-implement tax
breaks it withdrew after com-
ing into power.

They said this will help ease
the burden on average
Bahamians and stimulate the
island’s lacklustre economy.

Lawyer Constance McDon-
ald, the PLP’s national vice-
chairman, said the party’s lead-
ership on Grand Bahama is
very concerned about the rapid
deterioration of the economy
and the “ill effects” this is hav-
ing on hundreds of families.

“It is our belief that a gov-
ernment should never stand
back and watch its citizens suf-
fer, and do nothing,” said Ms
McDonald.

Ms McDonald and her col-
leagues: Patrick Davis, nation-
al vice-chairman of the PLP;
Forrester Carroll, an elected
member of the PLP’s Leader-
ship Council, and Cassieta
McIntosh of PLAN (Progres-
sive Liberal Action Network),
held a press conference on
Tuesday to express concern
about the “sad” situation on
Grand Bahama.

Rising prices on gas, food,
and utilities, as well as the with-
drawal of various government
tax exemptions, are creating
untold hardship for many aver-
age Bahamians, they said.

PLP members claim unem-
ployment continues to rise. Ms
McDonald stressed that fami-
lies are struggling and cannot
pay power bills, mortgages,
school fees, and can barely
afford to buy groceries and gas
for their vehicles.

“We put the blame for much
of this sad state of affairs at the
doorsteps of the FNM govern-





© ADWORKS 2007





ment,” she said.

She claimed that over the
past year, the government has
not made any moves to
strengthen the economy, but
instead has chosen to play the
“blame game” while cancelling
beneficial projects left in place
by the former PLP govern-
ment. 2

Ms McDonald said that a_

new hospital for Grand
Bahama, a new COB campus,
and the contract for the new
Heritage School, were all in the
works before-the FNM was
elected to office.

Additionally, she noted that
the cancellation of stamp duty
exemption for first-time home
buyers, duty exemption on cars
for public service drivers, the
suspension of benefits to small
business persons provided by
the Venture Capital Fund Pro-
gramme, and the cancellation
of duty and tax exemptions for
persons building in the Family
Islands has negatively impacted
the economy.

Mr Forrester Carroll said the
government should follow the
US by coming up with incen-

tives to help its citizens in times —

of economic trouble.
“In tough times, you don’t

- withdraw incentives, you give

incentives,” he said.

Mr Carroll said the with-
drawal of stamp duty exemp-
tion for first-time home buy-
ers has hurt low-income citi-
zens. f, a, i

“That has put everything on
hold and those persons who are
single parents are having to
delay their dream of home
ownership,” he said.

Mr Carroll said the econo-
my in other countries in the
regfon such as the Turks and
Caicos, Grand Cay, and even
Jamaica, are bustling compared
to the Bahamas.

Patrick Davis said the coun-
try’s economy was the strongest

PEACE



S. JOHNSON
CIT)
SURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS

it had been in 20 years under
the PLP.

He said billions of dollars in
projects were approved by the
PLP, but cancelled when the
FNM came to power.

“Our gross domestic product
was the highest and our nation-
al reserves were the highest,
and we were paying down our
national debt,” he said:

Said Ms McDonald: “Our
GDP. projection for 2008 has
declined from 4.5 per cent to
3.0 per cent, just above the
growth rate which would be
classified as a full-blown reces-
sion.”

Mr Ravis called on FNM rep-
resentatives on Grand Bahama
to “stand up for the average
Bahamian.”

“They took an oath to rep-

resent the people of the’

Bahamas,” he said.

“When we consider that the
minister of finance is an MP
from Grand Bahama, the min-
ister of tourism, the deputy
speaker, and the housing and
NIB minister, are MPs from
Grand Bahama, it is a crying
shame, an embarrassment, that
they cannot stand up for aver-
age working Bahamians,” he
said. E

Despite the bleak situation
in Grand Bahama, Ms McDon-
ald said that the FNM has still
not revealed plans to buffer the
economy.

She noted that rumours of
future mass unemployment in
Lucaya persist, where it is
claimed that.about 250 employ-
ees will be dismissed at the
casino.

“We in the PLP contend that
the government’s posture and
course of action since coming
to office has been naive, reck-
less, insensitive, and lacking in
compassion for the working
class people of Grand Bahama,

and indeed this country ... and .
‘downright divisive,” she said.








Marina Village at Atlantis is where local Caribbean
culture comes to life. Shop in over twenty duty-free
boutiques featuring fine jewelry, perfume, original
art and luxury resort wear. Or find a treasure in one
of many carts brimming with local, handmade crafts
and treats. Dine in one of five unique eateries, taste
authentic Bahamian fare at Bimini Road, or indulge
in the creations of world-renown chef Jean-Georges
Vongerichten at the historic Café Martinique or
sample homestyle Italian dishes at Carmines, a
New York dining institution.

VILLAGE
——-- AT
ATLANTIS

For more information, visit Atlantis.com

delivers a driving experi

unique in this class. Think beautifu
design, elegant eas y
confidence. Among the hi
new Agility Control Package which

QUR PARTS DEPARTMENT IS FULLY STOCKED WITH EVERY COMPON
MERCEDES RUNS TROUBLE FREE. TRAINED TECHNICIANS ON DUTY.

Tyreflex Star Motors
Wulff Road, P. 0. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas, Tel 242.325.4961 © Fax 242.323.4667








PAGE 10, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



[ea AR IE C08 Oy RIMS Te NUTTER AE ala tA aS at |
ACTING PRIME MINISTER BRENT SYMONETTE SENDS CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT

‘Help our craftsmen market their wares’



THE LADIES show off the latest fashion during BAIC craft graduation on
Sunday.

A leading pharmacy chain in The Bahamas seeks
to identify an ambitious and motivated individual for
the position of:

RETAIL PHARMACIST |

The pharmacist works according to established
legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct
dispensing of pharmaceutical products to the
public. This person should be an experienced
pharmacist with a proven track record of
maintaining high standards within the profession.

Interested persons should possess:

<> A Bahamian Pharmacy Licence or Bachelor's
degree in pharmacy with a minimum of five
years’ experience as a licensed pharmacist

Training and experience in customer service
The ability to build rapport with customers,
suppliers and colleagues

Excellent communication skills -
Experience in both hospital and retail settings

- Proficiency in a variety of computer
applications

Please send application letter, resumé and two
references by June 5, 2008 to:

Retail Pharmacist
P.O. Box N-7504
Nassau, Bahamas
or Fax: 393-0440

We thank all applicants for their interest; however,
only short-listed candidates will be contacted.





Your
Pre-Owned

co Come ch
















Sanpin Motors Ltd.

inventory of Pre-owed! SUV's,
van, buses etc. —
Thompson Blvd.

‘Tel: 325-0881
Fax: 325-0883

Acting Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette challenged his
government to assist local
craftsmen in marketing their
wares. He was speaking at a cer-
emony in which 216 artisans
received certificates of partici-
pation in the shell, straw and
coconut craft courses held by
Bahamas Agricultural and

Industrial Corporation (BAIC). -

Having graduated, Mr
Symonette noted, the craftsmen
can now enter the market place.

“I challenge BAIC to make
sure that they find a way to pro-
vide greater opportunities, once
you would have graduated, for
you to be able to market your
goods,” he said.

“It is not sufficient today just .
C

to come and graduate. BAI
and by extension the govern-
ment has to find vehicles so you
can reach those important mar-
kets.”

BAIC chairman Edison Key
encouraged the graduates to do
the best they can to ensure that
Bahamian souvenir items are
available all the time.

Graduates showed off their
elegant creations to a packed
St Ambrose Anglican Church.
The theme was ‘Taking
Bahamian handicrafts around
the world.’

The trainers for the series of
classes were: April Martin-Fox,
Eloise Smith, Eldena Miller,
Emily Munnings, and Myrtle
Rolle-Muntroe.

A former Minister of
Tourism, Mr Symonette said it
always bothered him that
Bahamians “do no give our-
selves credit for what we can
do. We have to, ourselves, be
happy with our own ability to

produce goods that are of better:

quality than anywhere else.

“For too long we, Bahami-
ans, have thought it has to be
imported to be any good.

“We have to get ourselves out
of that way of thinking.

“We are better than most of
the people around the world in
producing what we produce.”

Mr Symonette said he was
















\





Ye



BAIC EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Edison Key (left) is all smiles as he is presented with his birthday cake during BAIC

craft graduation ceremony Sunday at St Ambrose. Carrying the cake are Merez Culmer and Gereko Swain. At far
right is mistress of ceremony Theresa Moxey-Ingraham.

also bothered by “the amount
of foreign made products in our
market, that we have tried to
sell to tourists and we know full
well that it came from China or
somewhere else.

“This is not to downgrade the
Chinese craft but we have to
upgrade our ability to produce
what we are very good at. It is
time that as Bahamians we take
our country seriously.”

i PHOTOS: Gladstone Thurston/BIS ;

DEIDRE PALACIOUS, a graduate of the BAIC craft class-
es, shows off her work to Acting Prime Minister Brent
Symonette during Sunday’s ceremonies at St Ambrose.




EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Edison M Key shares out his
birthday cake on Sunday during BAIC craft graduation
at St Ambrose.



ACTING PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Foreign Affairs.Brent. Symon- *
-ette is shown the works of Brendalee Williams during Sunday’s BAIC. craft
graduation at St Ambrose.

Hosted at The Bahamas National Trust Village Road)
$75 donation per person — Open Bar
Exclusive WIP tables — $500 tnaxinum « goss



al

BAHAMAS

% Live Entertainment starts at 6:30PM

% Fantastic Raffle Prizes & Silent Auction Donations

a Specialty Martini Bar & Famous Hand-Rolled Cigars

Pet Reservations will be taken for The 2009 Potcake Calendar

% Ticket includes Admission, Appetizers & Open Bar while supplies last

oS Tickets Available: Palmdale Veterinary Clinic, Caves Village Clinic or at the door

% Music ranging from Straight Ahead, Smooth, Brazilian, World & Caribbean Jazz

with a variety of guest stars sharing the stage!

Friday — May 23" 2008 6pm — Midnight
Fostering Responsible Pet Oumershife Vnough Spaying, Ncutering & Education











THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 11



Lyford Cay International

Parents, volunteers and the community receive
recognition for help and support through the year

LYFORD Cay International
School held its third annual
evening of thanks to recognise
parents, volunteers and the com-
munity for their help and support
throughout the school year.

The highlight of the evening
was the Awards of Recognition
ceremony. The awards focus on
individuals in the LCIS commu-
nity who personally, through their
hard work and dedication, have
had a dramatic impact on the well
being of the school.

The first award presented on
the evening was the Principal’s
Award of Recognition. Principal
Paul Lieblich selected two indi-
viduals this year to receive the
award — 19-year veteran and head
of the Early Learning Centre
Tammy Kemp and 11-year vet-
eran and head of the Elementary
School, Isadora Pinder-Blyden.

He said: “These two individuals
have given tirelessly to build
LCIS into a world class interna-
tional school. They each possess a
level of loyalty, dedication, tol-
erance and patience not always
that easy to find in the human
species.”

Alessandra Holowesko, chair
of the LCIS board, presented the
“Board Award of Recognition”
which went to Terry Girling for
outstanding service in governing
the school.

Mrs Holowesko said: “With 12
years of service, Terry Girling has
shown a keen eye for detail and

shows his commitment to this
school day in and: day out. Terry
is consistent, smart and reliable.
He became a Board member in
1996, originally served as trea-

surer, and later as head of the °

finance committee, a position
Terry still holds today.”

Lastly, PTA president Debo-
rah Pagano presented the PTA
Award of Recognition to two
individuals who have shown out-
standing service to the school
community — Alannah Ginns and
Louisa Anglada. ,

Mrs Pagano said: “Alannah
Ginns has shown a tremendous
commitment to the Family Fun

Run which she has organised for _

the past five years. It is one of
our largest events and one in
which nearly all families get
involved. Louisa Anglada, who
has made the last three rummage
sales her own and has consistent-
ly got involved in nearly every

other event as well as other:

school activities including the soc-
cer programme and secondary
school activities. Louisa and
Alannah — your enthusiasm and
dedication are exhausting for the
rest of us to see — thank you.”
The new Founder’s Circle
members were also inducted on
the night: The Bacon Family, the
Holowesko Family, the Farring-
ton Family, the Kleijn Family, a
US government grant and two
anonymous donors. These are
individuals or groups who signif-

Thanks for everything!

TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF



SECURITY SERVICES

for

POWER STATIONS & —
OUTLYING LOCATIONS

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
invites Tenders from eligible bidders for the

provision of Security Services for the Mall- _
at-Marathon, Main Post Office Depot and ©
_ Clifton Pier, Soldier Road & Blue Hills
Power Stations for the Corporation.

Bidders are required to collect packages _
irom the Corporation’s Administration
Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads by |
contacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Phone No. 302-1158.

_ Tenders are to be delivered on or before
26th May, 2008, 3:00 p.m. and addressed
: » as follows:

Mr. Kevin Basden
General Manager
‘Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads ©

Nassau, Bahamas

Marked: Tender No. 666/08
Security Services for
Mail at Marathon,

Main Post Office Depot,
Clifton Pier, Soldier Road &
Blue Hills Power Stations

The Corporation reserves the right to accept
or reject the whole or such part of any
Tender the Corporation deems necessary. ©



Woyoy. 1 =)

icantly impacted the academic
programmes and facilities at the
school. The Board and PTA
made a special presentation to
Jenny Guy who is retiring after 20
years of service as head of the
Art Department at LCIS.

Macushla A. Hazlewood
December 16, 1919 to May 12, 2008

In honour of the late Mrs. Macushla
A. Hazlewood, Matriarch and Vice
President of John Bull Group of
Companies, the Following stores will

close at:

12:30p.m.
Friday, May 23rd, 2008

All resort stores (Crystal Court and
-Marina Village at Atlantis) and
Starbucks locations will reopen at

4:00p.m. For business.

Management apologizes For any

inconvenience caused.

PRAISED: Efforts of parents, volunteers and the menttin



School holds evening of thanks











y are recognised.



d New - only 33 miles.
iries only. $50,000.00 O.N.O.

GROUP OF COMPANIES

- IMPORTANT NOTICE

Eanly Store
Closure

John Bull

284 Bay Street.

Palmdale

Mall at Marathon

Harbour Bay

Crystal Court at Atlantis
Marina Village at Atlantis
Marsh Harboun Abaco
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
Our Lucaya, Freeport

Emerald Bay, Exuma

Bvlgari, Crystal Court, Atlantis
Cartien Bay Street & Crystal Court, Atlantis
Coach, Bay Street

David Yurman, Bay Street

Dooney & Bounke, Marina Village at Atlantis
Gucci, Bay Street & Crystal Count, Atlantis
Guess, Mall at Marathon

John Bull Business Centre, Robinson Road

La Parefumerie, Marina Village at Atlantis

Starbucks ©

Marina Village

Woodes Rogers Whare
Wyndham Casino
Palmdale

Harbour Bay
Marathon Mall

Oakes Field
PAGE 12, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE









? 5 % ts ! |
All summer straw bags in
| 0 a rainbow of fashion colours!

Perfect for casual summer fashion.



Chez Willie and Bahamas

Entertainment Enterprises Ltd
yesterday officially entered into
a partnership they hope will rev-
olutionise the entertainment
industry in the Bahamas.
. The complex on West Bay
Street is being renovated to
house Da Island Club, Da
Island Grill and a Bahamian art
and souvenir shop.

The partners in the venture
are: Willie Armstrong, Fred
Munnings, Cedric Munnings
and Ronald Simms. | ,

Bahamas Enterprises Limited
operated Da Island. Club in the
Nassau. Beach Hotel from
November 2003 to January,
2008, when it closed due to
redevelopment work at. the



Rosetta Street
Phone: 325-4944

Spectacular Beach front Properties for sale in
beautiful Winding Bay Eleuthera. Four
individual 2 acre lots on an impeccable pink
sand beach, where the view is blue for

Plan to revolutionise local
entertainment industry

on Chez Willie and Da Island Club link up



WILLIE ARMSTRONG Of Chez Willie (centre), Fred Munnings (right) and Cedric Munnings (left).of Da Island Club
at Tuesday’s signing of an agreement that brings the club, which reopens at the end of the month, to West Bay

Street.

resort.

Mr Simms and Fred and
Cedric Munnings, who are the
owners of the club, are all long
time members of the Sa
ment industry.

The club operated a disco
which featured Super Johnson

and TJ the DJ, two of the top

Bahamian DJs.

It also staged a native revue
featuring Fred Munnings, an
international recording artist,

along with dancers, a drummer:

and a fire dancer two nights per
week.

The club catered to Bahami-
ans and visitors. On Sunday
nights the club featured Jazz
with the G Notes.

_ At its, new location in the
Chez Willie building on West
Bay Street, the club will bring
back its full menu of entertain-
ment with some added features
including a lunch and late night
grill.
Chez Willie will continue as a
top gourmet restaurant, the

principals said.

Business Office Assistant

Quality for a high-paying job as an office as-
sistant in just a few short weeks.,Enroll in a
certificate course at Success Training College.
Day, evening and weekend courses are avail-
able. New classes are forming now. Call for
registration and program details. 324-7770

miles.....where oceanfront living takes your
breath away and serenity will be your best
friend. :

Call US LOdAY.......0000008
be one of the lucky few and treat yourself.

Contact - Ph: 242-334-2826



SmartChoice



| [IMPLEMENTATION[EROJECT]

“ RERTESTGOREReRosNS

The sohae Electricity Corsaration ("BEC") is seeking for Breposals from Companies / Entities / |
Firms (“Tenderers”) interested in producing electrical power on renewable sources on one of the |
islands within BEC’s area of supply.








2.5L. Eatiinon
Rail Diesel,
Automatic
Leather Interior
7passanger

o

2008 4DR
FORD RANGER
$31,300”
2.5L Common

Rail Diesel,
Automatic




Tenderers wishing to submit proposals for this project will also be required to submit
comprehensive details to allow the following areas to be evaluated for pre-qualification: - |

i) Experience and past performance of the company on similar projects.
ii) Capability of the company to, undertake the project with respect to personnel,
equipment, aru organization and financial resources




Documents may be obtained by contacting the aHdtesd below no later than 4:00 PM on
9th June, 2008.



All documents must be prepared in English and every rennet made for the documents must be
accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of US$ 100 if applying from outside the
Bahamas and B$50 if applying from within the Bahamas. Documents may be sent by electronic
mail. The method of payment will be by cashier's check or wire transfer to a specified

bank account. ‘






Completed documents must be received no later than 4:00 PM EDT, 21st July, 2008 at the
following address:



Kevin Basden, 5
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Executive Offices
P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau, Bahamas.

Renewable Technologies Committee (RTC)
E-Mail: Rtc@Bahamaselectricity.com
Fax: +1 (242) 323 6852

eee RUC R aC renee een eR UCR ae kee a een pion aren chy
amazing opportunity to get behind the wheel of the most stylish vehicles on the yee



Available at

«zz» FRIENDLY MOTORS CO, LTD

THOMPSON BOULEVARD « TEL.: 356-7100 » FAX: 328-6094
EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.com * WEBSITE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com

Label Envelope
Request For Proposals: Renewable Energy -Power Generation
Implementation Project



All decisions of the corporation will be final.




THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 13

eS Se BUILDERS MALL

Fo eae,
SROs

~~

‘The Paint Centre ¢ 188 Wulff Road

FYP ¢ 188 Wulff Road FD King « 19 Patton Street, Palmdale © :
P.O, Box $S-6366, Nassau, Bahamas _ P.O. Box SS-6355, Nassau, Bahamas P.O. Box SS-6366, Nassau, Bahamas.
Phone (242) 326-8543 or 326-5464 Phone (242) 323-3973 or 325-3976

Phone (242) 323-3973 or 325-3976 |
Fax (242) 322-3937 Fax (242) 326-5461 Fax (242) 322-3937

Open Mon - Fri 7:00am - 4:00em Open Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30om Open Mon - Fri 7:00am - 4:00em
saturdays 7:00am - 3:00pm — Saturdays 8:00am - 3:00om Saturdays 7:00am.- 3:000m

D, TILE AND PAINT THE BAHAMAS TOGETHER!

©2008 Creative Edge


PAGE 14, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

ary of Sanpin Motors Ltd.

New & Used Vehicle Sales
Spare Parts, & Servicing

TA & NISSAN
ice center

Wulff Road East Before
Vilage Road Round About
P.O. Box N-4904

Phone#(242) 394-4442 {INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH
Fax#(242) 393-8238 ADVANTAGE INSURANCE
Email: elite-motors@hotmail.com BROKERS & AGENTS LTD.

ON THE SPOT FINANCING WITH
COMMONWEALTH BANK

| ELITE MOTORS LTD.

~ your! CONNECTIO O THE WORLD

TENDER - GRAPHIC ARTIST SERVICES |

The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Ltd is pleased to invite tenders
from experienced companies fo provide
Graphic Artist Services for the 2009 Tele-
phone Directories. Interested companies

may pick up a specification document
from BTC’s Head Office located at #21
John F Kennedy Drive, Nassau Bahamas,
between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm,
Monday to Friday. Bids should be received
by 4:00 pom, Thursday June 5, 2008.

Bids are to be marked, “Tender for Graphic Artist
Services” to the attention of:
Mr. |. Kirk Griffin:
Executive Vice President
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd
#21 John F Kennedy Drive
P O Box N-3048
Nassau, The Bahamas

www.btcbahamas.com | CALL BTC 225 -5282



THE TRIBUNE

Cop shooting: Two charged

FROM page one

Casper, 49, a 23-year law
enforcement veteran in New
Jersey and father-of-three, was
shot during a botched armed
robbery around 10pm last
Wednesday on the Cable Beach
strip.

Casper was reportedly walk-
ing with three female compan-
ions to a nearby casino when
he was accosted by two gun-
men who demanded cash.

Reportedly, Casper refused
to hand over his wallet and was
shot once in the chest. The inci-
dent reportedly took place steps
away from the home of former
Prime Minister Perry Christie.

’ Court dockets also stated that

Body found with
stab wounds

FROM page one

the body was stabbed at another location and
then moved (to the beach)," ASP Bethel said.
Around 7.30 am yesterday police received a
report of a body in the Clifton Pier area. Officers
from the homicide squad found the man lying
face down with a number of stab wounds about

the body.

While the victim's stab wounds were the only
significant wounds police are awaiting autopsy
results to officially determine cause of death,

ASP Bethel said.

The death has been classified as the 28th mur-

der of the year.

On Tuesday, BEC workers uncovered the
skeletal remains of a human buried under a
sidewalk bordering Montagu Beach. The
workers were digging a trench to lay under-
ground pipes in the area when they stumbled

upon the gruesome remains.

Sherman and Saunders, being
concerned together, while
armed with a handgun, attempt-
ed to rob Joan Algios. The
accused were not required to
plead to the charges of attempt-
ed murder and attempted
armed robbery. Both men, how-
ever, pleaded not guilty to the
charge of causing harm.

It is alleged that the accused,
being concerned together,
intentionally and unlawfully
caused harm to Joan Algios.
Nearing the end of the arraign-
ment family members of the
accused squeezed their way into
the courtroom, which was
packed with members of the
press, local and foreign police
officials.

The two men were remanded

to Hér Majesty’s Prison. They
are expected to appear in Court
11, Nassau Street, today where
a date for the start of a prelim-
inary inquiry will be set.

Saunders was represented
yesterday by lawyer Donna
Major while Sherman was rep-
resented by lawyer Dorsey
McPhee.

Casper's shooting initially
sparked fears of a tourism fall-
out as reports of the incident
hit the international media cir-
cuit. Police have classified the
incident as a random robbery
attempt.

Casper, whose condition is
now listed as fair, was flown
back to New Jersey on Monday
evening, where he is expected to
fully recover.

Fear of murder
trial witnesses

FROM page one

charged with extortion and threatening to kill a
Nassau man. The case highlights growing concern
that murder suspects and others charged with vio-
lent crime are being allowed bail.

Yesterday, the witness said: “I am horrified that
they have given this man bail. It is really disturbing

to me. I have tried to get this man out of my head,

but now he has been charged with other crimes.”
The witness said at least seven others due to
testify at his trial would also be unnerved by the
news that he is free.
Critics of the Bahamas legal system claim bailed

murder suspects and others accused of violent

crime are behind the latest crime surge.

The release of this particular suspect is alarming
witnesses because they fear he is benefiting from
political connections.

“We want the authorities to set a retrial date,”
said the witness, “None of us will feel comfort-

" able until this matter is dealt with.”

| POSITIONS Ss

The Ministry of Public Works and the Nassau Tourism & Development Board
Through the Downtown Nassau Revitalization Task Force
Seeks Two Highly Capable Individuals

All Candidates Must Possess:

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work with diverse groups and individuals
Demonstrated record of superior managerial and administrative skills
Ability to utilize technology to maximize performance
A general understanding of business operations and government functions including:
planning, administration, research, finance, marketing, and public relations

An intense desire to be part of a major transformation of the City of Nassau

Managing Director Position

The Downtown Revitalization Task Force (DRTF) seeks a dynamic full-time Managing Director to
manage its day to day activities and ensure the successful fulfillment of its mandate. The ideal candidate
should have a strong management background with at least five years experience. Project management
experience desirable. The Managing Director is responsible for:

Organizing and Managing the fiscal and program activities of the DRTF;

Supporting the DRTF in the development and Implementation of an action plan in accordance
with its Objectives and Terms of Reference;

Working with task force members, technical consultants, urban planners, architects, financial
institutions and all relevant stakeholders;

Coordinating various elements of the plan to ensure continuity and collaboration among all
interdependent public and private entities,

Research and collation of all project information;

Ensuring the funding necessary to support the activities of the DRTF;

Communicating the activities of the DRTF to all stakeholders and the general public;
Liaising with the public and private sector and seeking consensus where necessary;

Executive Administrator .
Exceptional administrative skills are required for:

Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the DRTF;

Coordination of meetings;

Maintaining records and accountings for all meetings and project financial transactions;
Maintenance of all financial records, accounts payables and accounts receivables;

Bank reconciliation and preparation of periodic financial reports,

Organizing and maintaining project databases, records and files, reports and relevant information;
Supervision of project employees, and administrative coordination with consultants as may
be required;

Provide administrative support as necessary to the Managing Director

The Downtown Revitalization Task Force (DRTF) is a public-private sector group coninrised of
representatives of the Nassau Tourism & Development Board and the Government of The Bahamas.

The purpose of the task force is to advise and support on matters related to the immediate, interim and
long-term steps which must be undertaken to improve, stimulate, revitalize and transform the city of
Nassau, and the harbor; and to facilitate the implementation of key transformational activities. It is
anticipated that the DRTF would cease operations at such time that a legal entity such as a Downtown
Authority is formed and able to assume the management functions in support of the development of
the city.

The overall goal of the DRTF is:

To transform the City of Nassau and the waterfront into one of the most attractive harbor cities in the
hemisphere while ensuring development which is sustainable, economically viable and draws upon the
rich history and traditions of The Bahamas.

The DRTF’s primary focus is in the following areas:

. Produce a Master Plan for the City of Nassau and advise on initial revitalization activities;

. Recommend the structure for the establishment of a Downtown Development Authority or management
mechanism(s) responsible for the ongoing management of the city, its economic development and
enhancements;

. Facilitate redevelopment of: (a) Woodes Rogers Wharf from Navy Lion Road to Victoria Avenue,
and (b) the present predominant commercial shipping area from Victoria Avenue to ‘Church Street;

. Advise steps to address the transportation and parking needs of the city;

. Support immediate enhancements to the city with emphasis on streetscaping, landscaping, paving,
and addressing neglected and derelict properties.

The Managing Director reports to the DRTF. Successful candidates will be engaged in a one-year
contract, renewable up to two years, depending upon the needs of the DRTF. Competitive salaries and
benefits.

Interested applicants may deliver responses to:

Downtown Revitalization Task Force
Hotels Centre

S.G. Hambros Building, West Bay Street Re:
(South entrance, next to Cable Beach Golf Course)

Fax: 242-502-4220

Email: bhahotels@bahamashotels.org

Applications should be received by Monday, June 2, 2008
Only applicants who have been short-listed will be contacted

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Public Works & Transport
Downtown Revitalization Position
John F. Kennedy Drive

Fax: 242-326-6629
Email: colinhiggs@bahamas.gov.bs


THE TRIBUNE

NOTICE * PUBLIC NOTICE *PUBLIC NO

All tenders should be sent fo the attention of |. Kirk Griffin, Executive Vice President, P.O. Box N-3048, Nassau, Bahamas

Salvage vehicle can be viewed at BIC compound Perpall Tract between 9:00AM and 4:00PM Mondays through Fridays.

Tag #

T00118
T00119
T00120
T00123
T00124
T00125
T00150
T00271
T00272
T00274
T00275
T00278
T00279
T00280
T00281
T00282
T00283
T00284
T00286
T00287
T00297
T00402
T00403
» T00417

T00420 ©

T00422
T00423
T00424
T00426
700427 |
T00428
T00429
T00430
T00433
T00435
T00437
~ 700438
700440
T00443
700445
700448
T00454
T00458
T00460
T00492
T00535
TO0581
T00583
T00585
T00587
T00588
T00597
T00712
T00714
T00721
T00722
T00723
T00725
T00728
T00734
T00735
100737
T00738 ,
T00741
T00744
- 700748
T00750.
TO0751
T00754
TOO756.
T00763
T00764
T00768
T00769
T00770
. 700773
T00774
T00776
100777
T00778
T00779
T00781
T00782
T00783
T00784
T00151
T00786
T00788
T00789
T00790
T00795
T00796
T00797
T00798
T00799
T00804
TOO806
T00815
T00851
T00862
_ T00867
T00873
TO0886
T00887
To0925
T01000
T01001
T01003

YOUR CONNECTIO

© THE WORLD

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 15

NOTICE *PUBLIC NOTICE *PUBLIC NOTICE



The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd invites tender for salvage used vehicles as listed.

in qa sealed envelope clearly marked “Tender Salvaged Used Vehicle” to our JFK Administration office on
John F. Kennedy Drive, so as to arrive no later than June 5th, 2008 at 4pm.

Make & Model

Nissan Sentra 1994 700118
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00119
Sentra Sedan 1994 T00120
Nissan Sedan 1994 T00123
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00124 ~
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00125
Toyota Camry 2003 T00150
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00271
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00272
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00274
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00275
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00278
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00279
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00280
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00281
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00282
Kia Pride Sedan 1997 T00283
Kia Pride Sedan 1997 T00284
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00286
Ford Escort 1998 T00287
Ford Sedan 1998 T00297
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00402
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00403
E150 Van 1996 T00417
Ford E150 Van 1996 T00420
Ford Aerostar 1996 T00422
AEROSTAR BUS

Ford Aerostar 1996 T00424
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00426
-Aerostar Van 1996 T00427
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00428
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00429
FORD Van 1996 T00430

- Ford E150 Van 1998 T00433
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00435
Ford Winstar 1998 T00437
Ford Winstar 1998 T00438
Ford Minivan 1998 T00440
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00443
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00445
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00448
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00454
Dodge Caravan 2001 T00458
Dodge Caravan. 2001 T00460
Ford E350 Van. 1998 T00492
’ Nissan Bus 1999 T00535

Ford E150. Van 1994 T00581
Ford E150 Van 1994 'T00583
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00585
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00587
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00588
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00597
Ford P/u Truck 1994 T00712.
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00714
Ford R P/u 1994 T00721

Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00722
Ford Ranger P/u T00723
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00725
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00728
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00734
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00735
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00737
Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00738
Ford R P/u 1994 T00741

Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00744 ©

Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00748
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00750
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00751
Ford D21. P/u Truck 1995 T00754
Nissan D21 1995 T00756
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00763
Ford Ranger 1996 T00764
Ford P/u Truck 1996 T00768
Ford R 1996 T00769
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00770
Ford R.P/U 1996 T00773 \
Ford Ranger 1996 T00774 -
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00776
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00777
Ford Ranger 1996. T00778
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00779
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00781
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00782
RANGER P/U TRUCK
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00784
Toyota Camry 2003 T00151

- Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00786
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T00788
Ford Pickup. Truck 1996 T00789
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00790
Ford Truck 1996 T00795
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00796
Ford Ranger U/p 1996 T00797
Ford RTruck 1996 T00798
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T00799
Ford F800 Truck 1996 TO0804
Ford F350 Cargo 1996 TO0806
Ford F800 Truck 1998 T00815
Ford Crew 1990 T00851
Ford F450 Truck 1996 TOO862
Ford F350 1996 T00867
F450 BUCKET TRUCK

' F450 Lift Truck 1997 TO0886
Ford F450 Truck 1999 T00887
Tractor Head 1992 T00925
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T01000
Ford R 1996 T01001
Ford Ranger Trk 1996 T01003

Participants will be notified in writing of the selected bids.

Serial #

3NIBEABB13R000860
3NIBEAB13R001024
38NIBEAB13R001889
38NIBEAB13R003746
3NIBEAB13R003613
3NIDEAB13R003322

» JTDBE38K100217493
3TAY Y 10M000537
3TAY Y10M000259
STAY Y 10MO000058
3TAYY10M000801
3NITDAY10V000789
38NITDAY10U000719
8NITDAY10V000733
8NITDAY10V000790
8NITDAY10V000746

KNEDA2423VK104005 :

KNEDA2423VK094299
38NITDAY10W003050
1FAFP13P4WW221410
IFAFP13P5WW321399
1FTEE14YIRHB44426
1FTEE14Y3RHB44427

’ 1FTEE14Y8THA52463
1FTEE14Y5THB35672,
1FMCAIIUITZC08403
IFMCAIIU3TZC08404
1FMCA14YXT2C08405
1FTDA14U3TZCO8407
1FTDA14U5TZCO8408
1FTDA14U7TZCO849
1FTDA14U3TZC08410
1FTDA14V5TZC08411
1FTRE1425WHB10496
1FTRE1429WHB10498
2FMZA51U6WBD67362
2FMZA5IU2WBD67360
2FMZA51U6WBD67359
1FTRE1425WHB96795
1FTRE1427(WHCO6548
1FTRE1423WHC06546
1FTRE1429WHC06549
1B4GP25B31B205055

Sentra

Sentra

Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Toyota Camry
Sentra

Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Sentra

Sentra

Sentra

Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Kia Pride

Kia Pride
Ranger

Ford Escort
Ford Escort:
Ford E150
E150

E150

E150

T3623
Aerostar
Aerostar

Ford Aerostar
Aerostar
Aerostar

E150
Ford E150

Windstar
Ford Winstar
E150

E150

E150

E150

1B4GP25B81B248354 7:5.

1 FTSE34S7WHB10495
JN10BGW40Z0200727
{FTEE14YARHB44405
{FTEE14Y8RHB44407
1FTEE14Y1RHB44409
{FTEE14YXRHB44411
{FTEE14Y1RHB44412
{FTEE14Y2RHB44421
1FTCR10A6RUC87822
4FTCR10AXRUC87824
IFTCR10A7RUC87831
1FTCR10A9RUC87832
1FTCR10AORUC87833
1FTCR1DA4RUC87835
1FTCR10AXRUC87838
1FTCR10ASRUC87844
1FTCR10A7RUC87845
1FTCR10AORUC8784
1FTCR10A2RUC87848
1FTCR10A2RUC87848
4FTCR10A8RUC87854
4FTCR10A5RUC87858
5LSUD21000680 D21
1FTCR10AIRUC87825
5LSUD21000411 D21
5LBUD21000824
1FCR10AXTUD90801
4FTCR10A1TUD9082
1FTCR10AOTUD90807
4FTCR10A4TUD90809
4FTCR10ADTUD90810
1FTCR10A6TUD90813
1FTCR10AXTUD90815
1FTCR10A5TUD9081
1FTCR10A7TUD9081
1FTCR10A4TUD90826
1FTCR10A6TUD90827
1FTCR10AXTUD90829
1FTCR10A6TUD90830
IFTCR10AXTUD90831
1FTCR10AXTUD90832
JTDBE38K300146748
IFTCR10A3TUD90834
1FTCR10A5TUD90835
4FTCR10A7TUD90836
1FTCR10A9TUD90835
1FTYR10C7WPB44668
4FTCR10A2TUD90842
4FTYR10C7WPB44671
1FTCR10A6TUD90794
1FTCR10A4TUD90843
IFDPF8OC4VVA23390
2FDKF37F8TCA64590

IFDK64F8WA47623

{FULF47FOTEB75252
1FDLF47F6TEB75269
IFDKR37F2VEA40945
1FIDXF46F2XEB8384
1FDXF46F8XEB838
1FITYS95R3NVA16695
ToRIoASTVDR08 3
1FTCR10A3TUD90820
oer

E350
Civilian
Ford E150
E150
E150
E150
E150
E150
Ranger
Ranger

Ford Ranger

Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger ~
Ranger
Ford Ranger

Ranger

Ranger
Ranger e
Ranger
Ranger
Ranger

Ford Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ranger .
Ford Ranger
Ranger .
Ranger
T508
Ranger

Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger
Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ranger

Ford Ranger

Ford F800
F350

F800

F600

F450

F350

M247

F450

Ford F450
L9000
Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger




Tag #

T01004
T01006
T01012
T01016
T01017
T01019
T01025
T01030 ©
T01037
T01040
T01042
T01049
T01054
T02000
T02007°
T02013
T02016
T02023
T02086
T02088
T02089
T00938
T00934
T00791
T00596
T00404
T00877
T00713
T00584
T00752
T00449
T00863

} 701094
T00592
T00868
TO0595
T01083
T00598
T00117
T00270
T00865
T00589
T01051
T02028
T00415
700419
T01044
T00870
702015
T01053
T01024
T02048

T01062 .
. T00576
T00578
T02018
T02041
T00858
T00410
T00406
T00400
T00593
T00785
To0414
T00879
TO0569
T00575
T00571
TO0568

Make & Model

Ford P/u Truck 1996 T01004
Ford Truck 1996 T01006

Ford R Truck 1998 T01012

Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01016
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T01017
Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01019
Ford Ranger Trk 1996 T01025
Ford R Truck 1996 T01030

Ford Truck 1996 T01037

Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T01040
Ford P/u Truck 1998 T01042
F150 P/u Truck 1998 T01049
Ford F25 P/u Truck 1997 T01054
F250 P/U TRUCK

Ford F250 Truck 1998 T02007
RANGER P/U TRUCK

- RANGER P/U TRUCK

Ford Ranger 1999 T02023 ©
Ford F250 2003 T02086

Ford F250 P/u 2003 T02088
F250 P/U TRUCK

Club Car Gulf Cart 1998 T00938
Carryall Gulf Cart 1998 T00934
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00791
Ford E150 Van 1994 TO0596

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00404

Ford F350 Truck 1997 T00877
Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00713
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00584
Ford Truck 1995 T00752

Ford E150 Van 1998 T00449

‘ Ford F350 Truck 1996 TO00863

Chevy S10 Truck 1992 T01094 NP
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00592
Ford Truck 1996 TO0868

Ford. E150 Van 1994 T00595
Chevy $10 Truck 1992 T01083
Ford E150 Van'1994 T00598
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00117
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00270
FordTruck 1996 TOO865

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00589
F250 P/u Truck 1995 T01051
Ford Ranger 1999 T02028
Ford E150 Van 1996 T00415
Ford E150 Van 1996.T00419
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 To1044
Ford F350 1996 T00870 *
RANGER P/U FRUCK

Ford F150 P/u 1995 T01053
Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01024
Ford Ranger P/u 1999 T02048
Chevy S-10 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Ford F SuperDuty Truck
Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Truck

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Ford F250 Truck

Chevy S-10 Truck

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00576
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00578
RANGER P/U TRUCK
RANGER P/U TRUCK

Ford F350 Lift 1993 TO00858
Ford E150 1996 T00410

Ford E150 Van 1994 T00406
Ford 1994 T00400 é
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00593
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00785
Ford E150 Van 1996 T00414
Ford F450 Bucket 1997 T00879
Nissan Bus 1990 TO0569
Nissan Bus 1991 T00575
Nissan Bus 1991 T00571
Nissan Bus 1990 TO00568

Serial #
1FTCRIOAS5TUD90799 Ranger
1FTCR10A8TUD90800 Ranger
1FTYR1IOC6WTA32595_~—s Ranger
1FTYR10C3WTA32599 Ranger
1FTYR10C8WTA32601 Ford Ranger
1FTYR1IOCXWTA32602 | Ranger

* 4FTCR10A7TUD90805 _— Ranger
1FTYR10C1WTA32603 Ranger
IGCCS1445T8150430 $10
1FTYR10C3WTA33604 Ford Ranger
1FTYR1OC5WTA32605 Ranger
1FTEF15N6SNB49386 F150

1FDHW25F4VEA45152 +=F250
IFDNF20LIX8B51027 712578
1FDNF20L3XEB51028
IFTYR10C1XUA57223 © 112978
1FTYR10C7XUA57226 =©T13160
1FTYR10C8XUA57235 ~=— Ford Ranger
1FTNF20P23ED47124
1FTNF20P63ED47126
1FTNF20P83ED47127 =©T309
1FTCR10ADTUD90838 Ford Ranger

- 1FTEE14YORHB444420 Ford E150
FTEE14Y5RHB44428, E150
3FELF4F2VMA65568
1FTCR10A8RUC87823 Ranger
1FTEE14YXRHB44408 E150
5LSUD21000421 D21
1FTRE1421WHC06545.. Ford E150
IFDLF47F8TEB75192 F350
1GCCS14AXN8193377

-1FTEE14Y9RHB4416
1FDLF47FXTEB58863 © F350
1FTEE14Y4RHB44419 £150
1GCCS14A7N8193286 Chevy S10
1FTEE14Y4RHB44422 ~=—-E150
3BAMR13M004862
3TAYY10M000550 Sentra
1FDLF47FATEB75173
“1 FTEE14Y3RHB44413 E150
1FTEF15N4SNB49385 F250
1FTYR10C3XUA57241 Ranger
1FTEE14Y5THA48788 E150
1FTEE14Y3THA48787 £150
1FTYR10C7WUC19886 Ranger
1FDLF47F9TEB75282 F350
1FTYR10C5XUA57225 =9113162
1FDHW25F6VEA45153 ~—-Ford F150
1FTCR10A8TUD90814 Ranger
1FTYR10C3XUA57238 Ranger
1GCCS1481N8193476
1GCCS14A4N8193472
1GCCS14A7N8193479 .
1GCCS14A2N8193471
1FVL47TEB58847
WHLB11M-A70440
WHLB11M-B03578
3TAYYLOM-000011
2P212M009250
2PB12M009520
2FTHF25H4TCA38548
1FTEE14Y5RHB44400 E150
1FTEE14Y9RHB44402 E150
1FTYR10C2XUA57229 = 713151
IFTYR10C3XUA57255. 112965
1FDKF37H6PNA16300 ‘Ford F350
1FTEE14Y1THA52541 ~~ Econoline

’ 1FTEE14Y3RHB44430 E150
1FTEE14Y8RHB44424 E150
1FTEE14Y0RHB444417 150
1FTCR10A1TUD90833
1FTEE14Y6THA5S1151 Ford E150
1FDXF46F4XEB83847 F450

MW40CSFHUQ61021803 Civilian

_BE434F 11252

BGW40000234 Civilian
MW40C5FHUQ61021798 Civilian

Please contact the Manager of Fleet Management at telephone number 302-7209

www.bicbahamas.com


sda





PAGE 16, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

Dear customers, FROM page one

Please be advised that due to a death in the

yesterday, who said that if the
PLP brought the issue of the
private school sex scandal to the
floor of the House involving the
son of an FNM parliamentarian,
the FNM would reveal the con-
tents of a “black file” containing
PLP names known to have been
closely associated with Taylor
and Dr Thaddeus McDonald.
It was claimed that they were
‘both homosexuals.

Tommy Turnquest, leader of
government business in the
House, initially did not wish to
comment on the issue when he
rose in response to Mrs Han-
na-Martin’s demand for a state-
ment by the FNM on the issue.

Without mentioning the par-
ticulars of the private school sex
scandal, Mr Turnquest said that
he did not attribute to a partic-
ular PLP the story that
appeared on the front page of
The Tribune on Tuesday — that

family, Asa H. PritchardLtd. will be closing at 12
noon on Friday May 23rd 2008.

We apologize for any inconvenience this
may have caused.




@ DELTA

Inspiration for your kitchen & bath!

FROM page oneâ„¢

presented before the end of
May.

“You see, I took the liberty,
since this issue had come up
with Anna Nicole and all that —
it seemed as though it was a big
issue of morality when they
thought something was going
on —I took the liberty of having
private investigators check on
various persons in office just to
determine what it is they’re
doing,” said Mr Gibson.

“And Lhave a list that I’m
going to be tabling just on the
information I have since they
are interested in finding out
who is going with who —- and
who married and all that kind of
stuff,” he added.

Mr Gibson resigned as. Min-
ister of Immigration in February



| Chane les pa ts Carey

@FINE =a “jon & PLUMBING
Established 1951





Dowdeswell Street * Tel: 322-1103

F REE 27 ” FLAT SCREE N TV
WITH E VERY PU RCHASE
Emeric anew world of quality, 96 mpg HWY.

#1 safety rating, easy shift with careful attention.to detail.
The 2007 TIIDA « Available on sedan or hatchback + at Sanpin Motors Ltd.

SHIFT:

he future

TIIDA

ea cO RaW UCR Li

Hoon meee Reet

STO UL SULT ner e eee PPR

ss RRC es eo ah AT
SCO CM CN Rae

RUE a aU (ieee cla Dag

named no sources — claiming
the PLP would bring the pri-
vate school sex scandal to the
House. He suggested that she
should not'do the same to the
FNM about a report also made
by an unnamed source.

He said that, “unless the
newspaper says who puts it out,
you can’t just say that it is this
side that says it. It is ludicrous
and she ought to with draw it.”

Mrs Hanna-Martin respond-
ed branding the threat from the

sources in the story as “gang-

ster like” and “very distasteful.”

“If this story is not correct,
then it is incumbent on the Free
National Movement or the
member — whoever — to deny
this story. But I want to bring it
to the public’s attention, Mr
Speaker,” she said.

“Mr Speaker, I just want to
say that this is taking matters
to a depth - a political depth —
that I think is almost unprece-
dented,” Mrs Hanna-Martin lat-
er added.

last year after lingering discus-
sion about his relationship with
the now deceased American
celebrity Anna Nicole Smith,
culminated in the publishing of
pictures of the two in this news-
paper. Mr Gibson has always
denied that their relationship,
or his conduct as minister, was
improper. Yesterday in the
House, he said that he intends
to table his sweetheart list doc-
ument and will “let the chips
fall where they may.”

When asked after the morn-
ing session if he was serious
about this vow, Mr Gibson said,
“There is no question about

that.”

“The reason why I want to
table it around budget time is
because the entire Bahamas will
be listening to what is being said
in Parliament,” he said. ‘““We’re
not only broadcast on television

Mr Turnquest, in response to
this, then moved officially to
distance the party he once led
from the statements in the story.

“Mr Speaker, the member for
Englerston, who happens to be
the chairman of the Progressive
Liberal Party could read the
newspaper. The newspaper

‘headline may say the FNM, but

it (the story) said sources indi-
cate. They do not attribute that
to an official statement of the
FNM, of which it is not,” he
said.

Mrs Hanna-Martin said after
this declaration she “accepts”
it is not an FNM statement, but
added that if it were attributed
to the PLP, she would have
already denied such claims.

A source told The Tribune
Monday that the PLP planned
to raise issues related to the
school sex scandal in the House,

as it was believed that the adults

involved in the matter who were
close to the FNM, may have
attempted to “cover-up’ the

during the budget debate, we
are also broadcast on 1540am,
which means that all people all
about in the US, persons all
about in the Family Islands, will
hear it. So once they hear these
names associated with these
members of Parliament, then
people in the communities will
know what I am saying is true.”

Commenting on the rele-
vance of the list, Mr Gibson
added that the FNM are now
in government and it is neces-

sary to hold people in these.

posts to higher standards.

“We always hold government
to a higher standard. And since
they think it is a big deal about
immorality and all that stuff,
then we’ll see you know, once
the names are disclosed, how
much of a big deal they make
about it then.”

lm SEE EDITORIAL, PAGE 4

PLP Chairman confronts the FNM
over Harl Taylor files controversy

issue. Dr Bernard Nottage told
The Tribune yesterday in the
foyer of the House that the PLP
parliamentary group has had no
discussion about bringing to
Parliament anything related to
this issue.

However, he said that he
could not speak for the inten-
tions of all members.

He added that, “I cannot say

that there is no member of the ©

Parliament or member of the
opposition who may not wish
to bring up, or wish to question,
the behaviour of the adults in
this matter, because there are
certain laws that some people
feel have been breached.”

“But there has been no deci-
sion by the opposition to bring
this matter to Parliament,” Dr
Nottage said.

Beyond the short exchange
between Mrs Hanna-Martin
and Mr Turnquest, the private
school sex scandal was not men-
tioned yesterday on the floor of
the House.

I'll table list of FNM sweethearts, Shane
Gibson promises the House of Assembly

_“,.. [took the
liberty of
having private
investigators
check on
various per-
sons in office
just to
determine
what it is
they’re
doing.”



TEACHERS & SALARIED
WORKERS CO-OPERATIVE
CREDIT UNION LIMITED

NOTICE OF ANNUAL
GENERAL MEETING

TO: All Members of Teachers and Salaried
Workers Co-operative Credit Union
Limited, East Street South and |
‘Independence Drive

Notice is hereby given that the Thirty-First (31st)
Annual Meeting of Teachers & Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union Limited will be held
at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel located on
Bay Street, on Saturday, May 24, 2008
commencing at 8am for the following purposes:

To receive the Report of the Board of Directors

for 2007.

To receive the Audited Accounts for 2007.
To elect members of the Board of Directors.
To elect members of the Supervisory
Committee.
To discuss and approve the Budget for 2008.
To take action on such matters as may come
before the meeting

Lenn King
Secretary


THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 17





Dropping ir in on the PM























May 20, 2008



Dear My Brothers and Sisters of the Bahamas,

Affer reading an article in The Bahama Journal on April 28tn and May3rd about the Hotel's
Workers Union Executives dispute over the Pension Fund, | strongly suggest these guidelines to
protect Workers Retirement Funds in all unions, | strongly recommend that the government
have an independent accounting auditing company to audit all Union Pension Funds, In order
fo bing about transparency and not secrecy. members should be given their account
information stating how much money isin their pension fund quarterly or every four months, This
System is presently in place in most American Pension fund companies to protect members
money and ensure it is there when itis time to collect a pension. | will like fo share my personal
story as amember of the Hotel Pension Management Fund.



HIS EXCELLENCY Yosef Livne, Ambassador

ay and Pees of the ae First to clarify their discrimination policy. If the Hotel Pension Management Fund excludes
r : ho , ;

Hubert Ingraham at the Cabinet Office'on Mon- people ftom receiving pensions because of this reason, numbers of years employed at the

day. hotel ftom not collecting pensions, while others are able to collect pension based on number

: of years employed, thisis simply and clearly discrimination. This is my story,



If everyone had fo wait unti age 65 fo receive theif pension, then! would nothave been looking
fo receive mine like others were able to do, in receiving all of the money saved in their pension

sual art display , funds after the tenure with the hotel, This was a check payment ofall money saved in their

pension fund,

Tour of v





In order for change fo happen you must be prepared fo fight for it. | am the voice for the
voiceless, David against Goliath, The People’s Champion for Justice against the Hotel Pension _
Management Fund.

| invite all union members and Bahamians to go to my website: www.Pedrosmith.com to click
on and listen to my radio ads that were refused fo be played on ZNS in October , 2007 and
January,2008 but were played on IslandFM. The Bahamas was ranked 37th in the world on
Freedom of Speech by the Freedom House nonprofit organization based in America, which
was in an article in the Bahama Journal May 3rd, 2008. My experience is certainly validated
andit confirmed my point of view.



Freedom of speech is the most fundamental and precious right in q democratic country inat
" the Bahamian people fought for in the 1950's and 60's. It should never be taken away or
challenged by the FNM Government in the year 2008. Please email me your comments,

Yours Respectfully, -



Pedro Smith

MINISTER OF STATE FOR CULTURE the Charles Maynard (right) joins Anthaya’s Art Gallery owner Mr David Charl- www.Pedrosmith.com
ton on a tour of the visual art on display, during the official grand opening, on May 19, 2008. The Government ; Os
partnered with the gallery, which is located next to City market on Cable Beach, to ensure that Bahamian artists pedrosmith@optonline..net
who showcase their work there would get 80 percent of the generated revenue, a first for a gallery in the coun- .

try.

PEGE



S PHOTO: Derek Smith

ADVENTIST MEN’S CHORALE
& ST. ANDREW’S KIRK MEN

Saturday. May 24th, 2008 « 8pm
St. Andrew’s Kirk « South of Central Bank

FREE-WILL OFFERING TO BENEFIT:
BAHAMAS ACADEMY SCHOOL FUND
¢ ADVENTISTS MEN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
¢ ST. ANDREW’S KidsUp AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM



Non, Any A6-t0,, Hay JY), 2005

Time ne Li AU Ll \ Wnt ls a ein Light Refreshments Will Follow
America & Caribbean ¢ Come and Enjoy an evening of Song and Fellowship








L Host Pastor:
Bishop Philemon &

For further information please call:
(Mother Lorna Wilson |

3228974 « or r 364-5206 To The Honour and Glory of Our God




eas enh tet Pee

PAGE 18, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



L-R. Ms. Gardiner (Children Emergency Hostel), Mr. Kingsley Edgecombe (King's Real Estate)Mr. Terry
Delancy (Virgo Car Rental], Ms. Smith (Children Emergency Hostel)

Mr. Kingsley Edgecombe owner of King's Real Estate recently
: donated a basketball court to the Children's Emergency Hostel in
‘the amount of $5000.00, just before ‘the Christmas holiday
~ bringing joy and laughter to the hearts of the kids at the hostel.
- Mr. Edgecombe would like to encourage other business person's to

remember those less fortunate especially in the various children

homes. Also not to forget our precious pear''s in the old folks homes
» as well.

‘Mr. Edgecombe a man of valor’



Automatic, AC, Exceptionally Equipped

“Powered using TOYOTA Cas Technology

2 & 4 Door Trucks

Autematic »AC, Redliner - some medek with Side Steps, Rear Step Bumper, Power
Windows, Door Locks & Door Mirrors && Stainless Steel Carge Guardrails

Powered using ISUZU Diesel Technology

{4230 cu’ carge area)

Le Seats. ee Roof pan Ds & Cargo. Vans

MONDAY - FRIDAY $:30 arn. 4 5:34 p.m.
Tel: 394-2604 » Fax: 394-2612.
Ali NEW 2008 Models widi Factory Warrinty up io 2 Years
Includes all regular services
& Year Warranty Against Rusting



[Bahamas Bus & Truck Co., Ltd,

Montrose Avenue
Phone:322-1722 « Fax: 326-7452









ENTRA,

Large Shipment
of
Used Cars

COME CHECK
US OUT

New Shipments Arrived

eee

P how ws
a

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry and
7 Get Your First Choice
For Easy Financing.

Bank Ano Inourance
On Premises

Check Our Prices
Before buying

me Re:



FRING Mid Size SUNESIM



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Dalai Lama’s Britain visit |

raises questions of protocol

m@ By JOHN F. BURNS
and ALAN COWELL
LONDON

The Dalai Lama arrived in London on
Tuesday.as part of a protracted foreign
tour, highlighting efforts by European
governments to balance China’s hostility
toward him against their support for
human rights in Tibet, according to the
New York Times News Service.

At his previous stop in Germany, the
Dalai Lama was received at a relatively

low political level, met by only one gov-:

ernment minister, in sharp contrast to
last September when he met with Chan-
cellor Angela Merkel. That meeting had
prompted a long chill in relations with
Beijing. This time, though, the chancellor
was out of town on a weeklong tour of
Latin America.

In London, Prime Minister Gordon
Brown was embroiled i in a debate over
the level of warmth he should display
toward China at the 2008 Summer
Olympics in light of Beijing’s recent
crackdown on dissent in Tibet.

The Dalai Lama on Tuesday seemed
eager to avoid inflaming the dispute with
China, although he did refer to China’s
rule in Tibet at one point as totalitarian.
The remark was made during a speech at
London Metropolitan University, where
he received an honorary degree. In
unscripted remarks delivered in English,
he was critical of China’s role in education
in his homeland.

“In Tibet, although the Chinese did
help in modern education,” he said, “the
totalitarian system is one-sided, every

field is much politicized. It does not give
' acomplete form of education.”

According to the Dalai Lama’s official

ESTIMATE PREPARED FOR FINANCING AT THE BANK OF YOUR CHOICE
UCM Liam Lom Ce OTT TLE cs

MULTI DISCOUNT FURNITURE AND ee

CANNOT

PRices Nov

even iN
































Lots





WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
USS eve enue (Just North of Bahamas Bus & Truck Co.)
PISS Reyer Yee ety eee |

: Street Pate Lots for the Corporation.

. Bidders. are required to coll
_ the Corporation's Administration Office, Blue» .
Hill & Tucker Roads by .
contacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Phone No. 8021 58...

4 “Tenders are to be delivered on or before 26th. :
4 May, 2008, 3:00 p.m. and addressed as follows:

Mr. Kevin Basden ~
General Manager
Bahamas Eleciricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads.
Nassau, Bahamas

Marked: Tender No. 667/08
Security Services for
Administration Building, Big Pond

Complexand.

Jumbey Village & Huyler Street Parking

The Corporation reserves the right to accept or
reject the whole or such part of any Tender the
Corporation deems necessary. —

program for his 11-day visit to Britain,
he will meet Brown only at a scheduled
encounter with the archbishop of Can-
terbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams,
at what the prime minister’s office called
“an interfaith dialogue with several other
religious leaders.”

Breaking with a tradition established by
two former British prime ministers, John
Major and Tony Blair, Brown will not
receive the Dalai Lama at 10 Downing
St., the prime minister’s official residence.

The scheduling inspired complaints
from politicians and others who support
Tibetans in their struggle against China,
and who maintain that the British author-
ities have played down the Dalai Lama’s
status to avoid conflict with China, a key
trade partner.

“Treating the Dalai Lama as only a
religious leader simply ignores reality,”
said Sir Menzies Campbell, the former
leader of the small opposition Liberal

‘ Democrats. “There is no reason why he

should not be received at No.10 Downing
St. ”

“Many people will conclude that the
prime minister is trying to have it both
ways, to see him and not offend the Chi-
nese government,” Campbell said.

Representatives of the London-based
Free Tibet Campaign said Brown would
be the first Western leader to meet the

Dalai Lama since widespread protests ~

and violence ‘between Tibetans and the
Chinese authorities in March. “It is vital
that the British government treat the
Dalai Lama not just as a religious leader
but also as a political figure,” said Matt
Whitticase, a representative of the cam-
paign.

“Gordon Brown is refusing to meet
him in a political setting, underplaying





Pick-up
&

Delivery






Available

#112000 BTU}
~ $399.00

Ahi
[TO G@>.

his importance as a political leader espe-

‘spokesman, Qin Gang, warned Germaiiy,

re

Skid Steer Loaders with versatile attachmenis:

Compressors
Ferklifts
Generators

Scissor-Lifts

|
|
|
|
|

cially at a time when his importance has!
been emphasized by the Tibetan people,
and people across the world,” Whitticase |
told The Press Association, a news|
agency. |

“There is a deep-seated political prob-|
lem in Tibet and the Dalai Lama holds!
the key, and he should therefore be met'
in a political setting.”

The awkward choice facing Brown is
only one of many at a time when his crit-|
ics accuse him of clumsiness and vacilla-
tion in his handling of public policy. Ear-
lier this year, after first giving the impres-
sion that he would travel to Beijing for
the opening ceremonies of the Olympic
Games, Brown said he would attend only
the closing ceremonies.

The Dalai Lama is on a three-month
tour of five countries, including the Unit-
ed States, and he used his visit to Ger-
many to underline his insistence that he is
not seeking Tibet’s independence from|
China.

Speaking to thousands of supporters!
at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the
Dalai Lama said: “I see many Tibetan
flags here. I want to make clear that this
is not to be considered something agains{
China. This is not a separatist move-
ment.”

But actording to Agence France
Presse, a Chinese foreign ministry

|



























on Tuesday “to not support in any forn
or connive with the Dalai’s anti-Ching
separatist activities on German soil.”

In Britain, the Dalai Lama is sched
uled to give several speeches, to addresq
a parliamentary foreign affairs panel and
to speak to audiences in Nottingham and
Oxford.

obcat

Ey
ahamas

RENTAL STORE

Reliable, versatile rental equipment to meet your project needs.



Rental




. Equipmen:
starting ai

835

prhaur





Breaker
Trencher
Sweeper
Wheelsaw
Backhoe

and many more...

Affordable hourly, daily. weekly and monthly rental rates.

ca RAAT AD



packages from o











x obcat

Crawford St.,
Tel: 323-5474

- Royal Bahamian Resort @ Offshore Island |

Invites applications for the positions of:

| Pieabe OF TRAINING
FOOD & BEVERAGE ~

Applicant must have at least five years experience
as the Director of a Five Star Restaurant must
have excellent teaching, written and oral
communication organizational and interpersonal
skills are able to train and motivate team
members, good track record in Managing people
_able to establish and maintain high standards.
Formal qualifications and computer skills
desirable, be able to work flexible and long hours.

Fax or email résumés with proof . f qualifications

and experience to:
cmajor@grp.: sitidals. com

Closing date May 30, 2008.

Ui
ahamas |

«Productivity: © Reliability

Oakes Field
Fax: 322-6969































Fax 327-6961

cyt
e NY



tN


¢

THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 19




















MEMBERS and Living
Legends of the Zonta
Club paid a courtesy
call on the Governor
General Arthur Hanna
on Tuesday, May 21
at Government House.
President Cherrllee
Pinder is being great-
ed by Governor Gen-
eral, Arthur Hanna.

| :
1 |
{ J j

~ Resario ‘West Condominiums Under Construction

NEW CONDOS FOR SALE





} & : re Ae se ‘sities ale

|| 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom 3 storey Townhouses. Gated property includes pool,
well appointed interiors, modern kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel
appliances, large bedrooms w/ private baths, hurricanc impact windows.

From $229,000 ivith only $5,000 reservation deposit required
: READY FOR OCCUPANCY JULY, 2008
PH. 325-1325 No Agents Please

SEATED from left are Rosemarie : Thompson: Marisa Mason- Smith, President, Cherrylee Pinder, Governor
General Hanna, Angela Watson, Jane Chin and Gloria Strachan. Standing from left are Elanor Phillips, Barbara
Jesubatham, Minalee Hanchell, Mary Sweetnam, Nellie Brennen, Claudine Farquharson, Nina Maynard and Ella
Davis







‘PHOTOS:
Raymond
Bethel/BIS

INSIGHT

For the stories
behind the news,
read Insight Sey
on Mondays — beast














upey Greet Shirley § Stre
« Mackey Street, « E t B
s » Carmichael rw aek

4 South, « Bellot Road East and W
a * Windsor Lane, » Montell
-* Garden Hills #1, 2 & 3, « Mal

a * Joan's Heights, * Pinewood Gard:
° * Bamboo en « Daninge en e Gold ti

_ PAY ALL ARREARS ON YOUR BEC Bil ble



All overdue BEC. payments must be made atthe Head
Office on Blue Hill and Tucker Roada, the, Mall at Marathon
oF the Maln Post Office. 3

_ Powering The Bahamas for fenerations






Rates are quoted in US dottars and are valid onty for residents of Latin America or the Caribbean at defies locations in the
United Statos. Rates include CDW. Taxes, fees, surcharges and other optional i itams are extra. Renter must meet standard age, driver,
and credit requirements. An additional fee applies for drivers under the age of 25. Car must be picked up on Thursday-Sunday and

teturned by Monday. Maximum’4-day rental. Availability is limited, Blackout dates apply. Offer valid through September 30, 2008.



Alamo,com

i Lia



USI Ness | ! CFAL's comprehensive pension consulting services can help
ee ol aure you design and manage a group retirement plan that’s exactly
right for you and the individual needs of your employees.

And with our secure online pension management system,
sponsors and employees have account access at any time.

Call us today. We'll el a plan that’s right for you and
your employees. |

Brokerage & Custodial Services | Investment & Corporate Advisory
Pension Administration | Shareholder Services

| Nassau - T: 242-502-7010 | F: 242-356-3677
Freeport - T: 242-351-8928 | F: 242-351-4050
C F-A L" — info@cfal.com | www.cfal.com




PAGE 20, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008











































@ RBDF PHOTOS:
Leading Seaman
Jonathan Rolle

aad ZINSSER(®)

as eta

' Coral Harbour Base, 21.
May 08 (RBDF) - Two Offi-
cers and one Marine of the
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force recently returned home
after attending various cours-
es at military establishments
in'the United States of Amer-
ica.

‘Senior Lieutenant Ray-
mond King and Lieutenant
Warren Smith attended the
Caribbean Defence and Secu-
rity Course in Washington
D.C. The two-week seminar,
which was held from May 5 —
16 2008 at the National
Defense University Center for
Hemispheric Defense Studies,
was designed to help partici-

’ pants develop and expand

their competency in analyzing
issues and working with. poli-
cy,. strategy, planning and
resource management in the

‘defense and security sector.

Military and civilian profes-
sionals representing twelve
nations, studied international
and national environments
and processes, as well as

defense and security policy
- formulation and implementa-

tion; resource management,
civilian-military and law
enforcement cooperation,
transnational security issues
and interagency and interna-
tional coordination.

Challenges

The course highlighted
issues and challenges con-
fronting small nations in the

' Caribbean region, which was

approached by embracing the
experience of participants, fac-
ulty and lecturers to enrich the
learning exchange. The
course combined theoretical

_ concepts of defense and secu-
‘rity analysis with integrated

practical exercises, which

‘included lectures, individual

studies and guest speakers.
Senior Lieutenant King and
Lieutenant Smith are both
assigned to the Squadron
Department.
Senior Lieutenant King is

>

THE TRIBUNE



Defence Force officers, Marine

return from overseas courses

the Commanding Officer of
HMBS Yellow Elder, and
Lieutenant Smith is the Engi-
neering Officer aboard HMBS
Bahamas.

Chief Petty Officer Ranford
Johnson successfully com-
pleted the Electric Motor
Rewind Course at a United
States Naval Biase in San
Diego, California as part of
the International Military
Education Training (IMET)
scheme. The six-week course,
which was conducted at the
Naval Station Training Cen-
tre from March 31 — May 7,
2008, was designed to rewind,
troubleshoot and make repairs
of alternating current (A/C)
electric motors.

Some of the topics covered
included quality assurance,
fundamentals of single and
three phase motors, winding
connections of A/C motors,
mechanical and electrical tests
of equipment and safety. ©

‘In addition to theoretical
class work, the practical aspect
of the course required, stu-
dents to disassemble electric
motors both ashore and at sea.'

Chief Petty Officer Johnson
is assigned to the electrical

- workshop in the engineering

department.




































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

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
















The aetitiey eee
Fill your prescriptions while you shop

Fresh Baked Breads
eons ee ea & raisin

Open Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm
Pri & Sat 7am ~- 10pm &
Sun 7am - ipm

Old Trail Road
242-393-4041,

Credit Cards Accepted

"| The Perfect gift.
, | For anyone.
iyuuecnea Anytime.

| Prices are validin M
Nassau Location ONLY!






Products shown may vary from
act al products in stock,
Goou while supplies last. |

Patnt Pere Priges lp eL







i
f






THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 21



Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo

PAKISTANI labors prepare for their dinn

Feb. 22, 2008.

Bi DUBAI, United Arab
Emirates

THE 22 men in “trailer 10”
work the morning shift at a con-
struction site, then take turns
shopping, cooking and cleaning.
They pray together. When.one

‘returns to India on leave, he car-
ries family presents and cash for
the others, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.

““We all come from the Pun-

jab” in northern India, said»

Pavinder Singh, a 42-year-old
carpenter from the trailer in a
camp that houses about 3,000

workers on the desert outskirts of

Dubai. “But what makes us like
a family is what we have to
endure here together.” . |

Dubai’s astonishing bhilding
boom, which has made it one of
the world’s fastest growing cities,
has been fueled by the labor of
about 700,000 immigrants —
almost all from poor villages in
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Their meager wages still go far
in their native lands.. Two or
three years in. Dubai could mean
building a house for their family,
buying a plot of land or sending
children to. school. Yet many
men escape poverty back home
only to find themselves trapped
in near-servitude here.






er in their room at a labor camp in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

: LOCAL NEWS

Plight of migrant workers
blemishes Dubai’s image

Human rights groups have for
years decried the harsh condi-
tions of foreign laborers in Dubai
and the rest of the United Arab
Emirates and oil-rich Persian
Gulf. But the problem only drew
widespread attention after strikes
by thousands of workers this year
and last. Some recent protests
turned violent; in mid-March,
police arrested at least 500 South

Asian workers who smashed’

office windows and set cars
ablaze in the small, neighboring
emirate of Sharjah.

Dubai officials were embar-
rassed by the bad press in a city
that advertises itself as a world
business hub, playground for the
rich and home to major horse
races and golf and tennis tour-
naments. But despite promises
of reform, there are still prob-
lems, The Associated Press
found in interviews with govern-
ment officials and two dozen
workers and visits to employer-
provided housing:

—Many South Asian workers
are essentially indentured ser-
vants, borrowing heavily to pay

recruitment agents for jobs. They
can spend several years paying
back debts that can run $3,000
or more, while earning between
$150 and $300 a month, lately
weakened by a falling dollar and
Dubai’s double-digit inflation.
—They work a 60-hour week,
with one day off or even just half
a day.
—Enmployers often confiscate

‘their passports, in violation of

Dubai law, and withhold pay for
two or three. months to stop
workers from quitting.
—Many have no medical
insurance and work outdoors in

summer heat of 120 degrees ©

Fahrenheit and stifling humidity.

—Employer-provided housing
often means bare, crowded trail-
ers behind barbed wire or on
Dubai’s desert fringes. Some are

not connected to water or sewage

grids. di

Overall, human rights groups
say, unscrupulous employers and
government indifference have
combined to create one of the

- world’s worst cases of systemat-

ic exploitation.



Children starving, again, in Ethiopia

@ SHANTO, Ethiopia

THIS year’s poor rains have
nearly killed Bizunesh, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.

The 3-year-old weighs less
than 10 pounds. Her long limbs,
weak and folded like a praying
mantis, cannot carry even her
slight weight. She cannot speak.
She doesn’t want to eat. Health

Officials say she is permanently
stunted. i

Bizunesh — whose name,
sadly, means “plentiful” — is
one of untold numbers of chil-
dren hit by this year’s double
blow of a countrywide drought
and skyrocketing global food
prices that has brought famine,
once again, to Ethiopia.

“She should be bigger than
this,” said her mother Zew-
dunesh Feltam, rocking the list-
less child. “Before there was
maize, different kinds of food.
But now there is nothing ... I



Anita Powell/AP Photo
ETHIOPIAN child Bizunesh

. Hidana 3-year-old weighing less

than 10 pounds (four kilograms
is )seen at an emergency
feeding center in southern
Ethiopia, Friday May 9, 2008 .



beg for milk from my neigh- °

bors.”

The U.N. children’s agency -
said in a. statement Tuesday an °

estimated 126,000 Ethiopian
children urgently need food and
medical care because of severe
malnutrition — and called the
current crisis “the worst since
the major humanitarian crisis
of 2003.”

The U.N. World Food Pro-
gram estimates that 2.7 million
Ethiopians will:need emergency
food aid because of late rains
— nearly double the number
who needed help last year. An
additional 5 million of Ethiopi-
a’s 80 million people receive aid
each year because they never
have enough food, whether har-
vests are good or not.

In Shanto, a southwestern
agricultural area that grows
sweet potatoes, recent rains
arrived too late to save the har-
vest.





tail Stores Nationwid

OO EEN




PAPAL ce, PIIVUIIWWAAT, IWIN! Ce, CUUVUO Pree be te’



2 AR AE RTS Wii ha eee : BRIER BT AV SD A 0 PS

"Specials effective May 22nd - 28th










™S ALLF L FLAVORS“

82, 39/6 PACK:




Sarees aes
HICKEN BREASTS
Ss $2. 99/LB .. a





| GRAPES «
1 $1.69/b

iO a) |
Sam |
corn |



SAVE $1.20

CAVE 2N¢
SAVE 20¢

ce



p32 epee 12 RENE OL ie Eee ee













{e

EMEP AL PON Te LON ete
a
:




E
4 HAITIAN





li E WANbes...$1.79 a 6.5.02 In
| PAR EXCELLENCE 4 | TUNA
| | SLBREGULAR ORPARBOILED 19¢
| | | SAVE 16¢











34 30¢



FAMILY TIME
1 LB YELLOW

GRITS
99¢

SAVE $1.26

| KRAFT.
| 180z ASSOR

|'BBQS
$1.9.

SAVE 30¢







Te Shee ae aaa ae Pen ee an ea Ee Lae




LITTLE DEBBIE.
90zRAISIN



{eae

fp STS AT TE EE

ARIEL
2. wh OXYAZUL MAX |

NDRY





t IVORY. 30<
| ORIGINAL or L

| LIQUII
| E














| PLUS WHITENING 35 oz

FABRIC
SOFTENER

$3.99

$s E $1.20

s : ERE A NT RT a FE

SHOP SUNDAYS AND DOUBLE | SHOP CITY ee As WEEK ANE
YOUR CM. SAV-A-CHEK COUPONS 1.7 | Py

REDEEM AS CASH ON ALL PURCHASES Store Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 7am - 9pm, eiiéept ViGad Cay 7 am - 8

Hampour Bay & Cable Beach open until 5 apm Advertised products

RE PaO ee Rae i Wank Tek MTT SPN AP A EE BD See ae ; SORE SS aa







re

Soe cee as SAS ES





ae



be




BS





BERET





Bene ET

peril bE



$F



rug?





THE TRIBUNE

IHURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 23

LOCAL NEWS





SSS

DEBRIS of collapsed buildings is seen after the earthquake in Beichuan county i in southwest China's
Sichuan province, Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Rescue workers sifted through tangled debris of toppled

~schools and homes Tuesday for thousands of victims buried or missing after China's worst earthquake in

three decades, where the death toll soared to more than 12,000 people in the hardest-hit province alone.

@ BLUE AND JOHN CROW
MOUNTAINS NATIONAL
PARK, Jamaica

WHEN 91-year-old Colin
Lloyd Harris was young in
these mist-shrouded mountaing,
the rushing waters of the Rio
Grande River sparkled with
life. Plentiful shrimp, crawfish
and striped mullets were culled
with spears or wooden fishing
pots, according to the Associat-
ed Press.

Today the mighty Jamaican |

river, like so many of the

- globe’s great waterways, is

struggling. It’s being contami-
nated by local hunters who

dump pesticides in secluded’.
. Springs for a quick and easy
‘harvest, no matter what the cost
- to the environment or to those
’“who eat the poisoned catch.

“There used to be so many

’ fish here. Now, sadly, it seems

there are few left at all,” said

- Harris, the retired leader of a

community of Maroons,
descendants of escaped slaves
who won their freedom by
repelling invasions of their
retreats with a mastery of guer-
rilla warfare.

Poison fishing in Jamaica’s
wild eastern mountains has
flourished in recent years
because of the great demand
for freshwater shrimp and “jan-
ga,” the common name for a
delectable lobster-sized craw-

fish that fetch high prices in

local markets. Often, buyers

‘ don’t ask the origin. Sales hinge

on availability.

Limited oversight of the
roughly 200,000-acre national
~ park that comprises much of
_ the terrain makes it vulnerable

Poison fishing for delicacies
put Jamaican river in peril

to flagrant violations of envi-

ronmental laws, including the-

sporadic use of dynamite to
send river creatures belly up,
said Rudolph Poyser, who leads
patrols as one of only five
rangers.

“We know there is a lot of

illegal activity, but we’re out-

numbered,” Poyser said at the
end of a workday in the tiny
mountain enclave of Millbank,
the soft piping of insects filling
the river-cut landscape of



“There used Satiaicd = it’s

to be so many
fish here. Now,
sadly, it seems

there are few

left ata



Colin Lloyd Harris

dense tropical forest.
Twitching fish immediately

float to the top and crawfish -

jump to the banks when readi-
ly available pesticide or bleach
is dumped in a pool, said
Nature Conservancy scientist
Kimberly John. The poisons
drift downstream, sickening
people and animals who drink
the water.

John, who is leading a bid to
eliminate poison fishing

iraiigh: ecnnraiatity education
and by intensifying enforce-
ment, said the destructive prac-
tice is driven by a steady
decline in agricultural profits

along with the insatiable mar-

ket demand for native shell-
fish.

A key challenge is to figure
out how inhabitants of the eco-
nomically poor region can get
ahead without killing the Rio
Grande, which they depend on
for their livelihoods. The stakes
are high.

“This is the greatest river in

_ full of wildlife, and if we don’t
“succeed in taking active steps
to:save it, we’ll lose it. It will
be an empty channel,” said
John, who argues more must
be done to generate new eco-
nomic opportunities for vil-
lagers.

The leader of a local conser-

vation group, Vincent Fuller,
said he and other townspeople
in the sparsely populated
mountains are angry that a few
, greedy neighbors are contami-
“nating their beloved river. Vil-
lagers gossip about who they
think is responsible.
_ “The, community, is getting
very tired, people are crying
out for this to end. It may come
to vigilante justice if the hunters
keep up with the poisoning,”
Fuller said along the rutted
road that winds alongside the
Rio Grande, the largest river
source of freshwater in the
country.

CHINA EARTHQUAKE

Wang Jiaowen/AP Photo

tig

“full of history,









GIL

RESCUERS carry a
wounded person out of
the debris of collapsed
buildings after the
earthquake in Beichuan
county in southwest China's
Sichuan province, Tuesday,
May 13, 2008. Rescue
workers sifted through
tangled debris of toppled
schools and homes
Tuesday for thousands
of victims buried or
missing after China's
worst earthquake in
three decades, where the
death toll soared to more
than 12,000 people in
the hardest-hit

province alone...



| Santa Fe Wins To
afety Awa rds!

SANTAFE GL
SUPER SPECIAL $28,995

Thoughtful design, clever storage areas and
special touches make every experience in the
ALL NEW Hyundai Santa Fe a joy to own.

GL 4x4 seats 5 driver’s airbag

2.7 litre, V6 engine keyless alarm,
automatic transmission radio, CD player
anti-lock brakes power windows,
alloy wheels locks & mirrors

On-the-spot financing with Commonweaith Bank

Price includes rustproofing, licensing and inspection to birthday, full tank of fuel,
24,000 miles/24 months warranty and emergency roadside assistance.

auto
Sales |

LIMITED

Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Sale fFrcsnort Lid for similar deals, Queens Hwy, 352-6 122
or Abaco Motor Mall, Don MacKay Blvd, 367-291 6



POT HR



PAGE 24, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

? My Weve). V1) 3 ;



Burro jailed in Mexico for biting, kicking people !

@ TUXTLA GUTIERREZ,
Mexico

A DONKEY is doing time in
southern Mexico for assault and
battery, according to the Associ-
ated Press.

The animal was locked up at a
local jail that normally holds peo-
ple for public drunkenness and
other disturbances after it bit and
kicked two men near a ranch in
Chiapas state, police said Mon-
day. Officer Sinar Gomez said

Contest ends May 30, 2008

_ Oniille Rerlenbacher's” Is a Registered brand of ConAgra Foods.

‘Media Enterprises, Master Technicians, thelr agents an

the donkey will remain behind

bars until its owner agrees to pay

the men’s medical bills.
“Around here, if someone
commits a crime they are jailed,”
Gomez said — “no matter who
they are.” The owner, Mauro
Gutierrez, told The Associated
Press he would try to reach a
friendly arrangement to pay the
men’s bills, estimated at US$420
(euro270). The victims said the
donkey bit Genaro Vazquez, 63,
in the chest on Sunday and then

kicked 52-year-old Andres Her-
nandez as he tried to come to
the rescue, fracturing his ankle.

“All of a sudden, the animal
was on top of us like it was
rabid,” Hernandez said.

Police said it took a half-dozen
men to control the enraged bur-
ro. Chiapas police have thrown
animals in the slammer before,
including a bull that devoured
corn crops and destroyed two
wooden vending stands in
March.

Pops up lighter & fluffier
than other brands.

Enter to Win 1 of 2
Samsung 32” Lc
Flat Panel HD TV’

To play, attach 3 boxes of any
Orville Redenbacher Microwave
Popcorn to an entry form, complete
the skill question and drop into
boxes at participating stores or The
d’Albenas Agengy Ltd. in Palmdal

Get a free Orville Redenbacher popcorn bowl when |

you bring your entry'to The d’Albenas Agency Ltd.



Master Techaich

Village Kewok. 3B.

Distributed by 2% The d’Albenas Agency Lid.

The BEST Popcorn.

Name:

Telephone:

Address:

Orville Redenbacher uses a special corn to make the

, GE Profile Dishwasher p
w/Smart Dispense }%
Technology kgs:

#PDW9980LSS

’ GE Profile 27” Built-in
Convection/Thermal
Wall Oven

#JKI55SKSS

kernals pop Big __ r.



GE Profile Stainless Steel
42” Side by Side Refrigerator

w/Electronic Dispenser

#PSB42LSRBV

GE Profile Harmony



THE TRIBUNE



Herbert Knosowski/AP Photo

FIRE fighters try to extinguish a fire in the Philharmonic in Berlin, Tuesday, May 29, 2008. 2008. A fire

broke out Tuesday at the home of the Berlin Philharmonic, sending thick smoke pouring from the crest

of the iconic downtown building.

Fire breaks out at
Berlin Philharmonic

m@ BERLIN

A FIRE Tuesday sent plumes
of acrid gray smoke pouring
from the roof of the Berlin Phil-
harmonic’s landmark home,
where musicians and firefighters
rushed to save precious instru-
ments, according to the Associ-
ated Press.

The blaze broke out beneath
the roof of the building over the
main concert hall, which seats
2,440 and is famed for its extra-

_ ordinary acoustics: There were

sitosinjuries, officials.said.. ...:
;Welding work had been car-

’ fied out on the building’s tin

roof earlier in the day, and
police were investigating that
as a possible cause, police
spokeswoman Heike Nagora
said.

Firefighters cut open parts of
the tent-shaped roof, some 160
feet above the ground, to get at
the fire after’being called to the
scene shortly before 2 p.m.,
senior fire officer Karsten
Goewecke said.

“We know where it is burn-
ing,” he said of the interior area
between the insulated ceiling
and the metal skin of the roof
where the blaze broke out.
Roofing materials, including
insulation, wood and tar paper
were fueling the fire. A ‘room

The fine line of General Electric appliances
*

found at Geoffrey Jones cater to today’s busy

households and fit every lifestyle. Our wide variety

King Size Washer & Dryer

#WPGT9350CPL
#DPFT750ECPL

of GE appliances are designed to suite your

needs, providing the ultimate in convenience,

performance and style. With the best that

technology has to offer, competitive pricing and

a full service department, Geoffrey Jones is your

ultimate appliance centre.

Sales & Full Service Department
Rosetta & Montgomery Streets

322-2188/9



GEOFFREY

©2006 CreativeRelations.net

JONES & CO

containing technical equipment

_is located beneath the spot.

The cloud of smoke, which
was visible from a distance

. Shortly after the fire broke out,

diminished significantly during
the afternoon. The capital’s fire
service declared the fire to be
under control shortly after 7
p.m.

A senior fire officer, Wilfried
Graefling, told RBB television
late Tuesday there were “no
longer any pockets of fire,” but
firefighters remained on the

, Scene to ensure “nothing more .

happens.”

The fire broke out around the
time a lunchtime concert in the
building’s ground-floor foyer
was letting out and an hour
before 700 people were due to
start rehearsing Hector
Berlioz’s “Te Deum” for a
series of weekend concerts
being directed by Claudio
Abbado, the orchestra’s former
chief conductor.

“Thank God the fire broke
out earlier,” said Pamela
Rosenberg, the orchestra’s gen-
eral manager.

Goewecke said about 300

people were in the building, but
they were evacuated without
any panic.

Bassoonist Stefan Schweigert
said he arrived at 2:20 p.m. and
found the fire already under
way.

Musicians — assisted by fire-
fighters — were allowed into
the building to remove instru-
ments they had left in their
lockers overnight following
Monday’s rehearsal.

“We just tried to save the
instruments that were locked in
the musicians’
Schweigert said, noting that
many of the instruments, such
as the pianos and timpani, were
too large to be removed.

Schweigert said that while he
was in the main concert hall and
the musicians’ locker rooms

‘behind it, he could not see any

lockers,” .

damage but could smell smoke.

Another musician, Finnish
bassist Janna Fakfalr, said his
first thought was to rush to the
building to try to save his dou-
ble bass.

“T could not believe it,” he
said, clutching his instrument in
its burgundy case.

Peter Riegelbauer, a senior
orchestra member, told
reporters that about 50 “price-
less” instruments:— most of
them string instruments — were
removed, and that-“‘we can rule
out” the risk of any damage to
others. Heavier instruments, .
such as concert pianos, ‘were
housed below the main concert
hall, and not in immediate dan-
ger.

Rosenberg added that the
Philharmonic’s music archive,
located in the basement, was
not at risk.

Instruments removed from
building were taken to a nearby
building. Riegelbauer said the
Philharmonic was looking for
alternative venues for the
planned concerts Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday under Abba-.
do, the predecessor of current
chief conductor, Sir Simon Rat-
tle.

- Goewecke said there was no
water damage to the building’s
interior, adding that firefight-
ers were trying to use foam
rather than water in an effort
to minimize any damage.

The building is a landmark in
downtown Berlin, where its
asymmetrical shape resembling
a big-top circus tent juts into
the skyline beside the Pots-
damer Platz complex. At its
center is the main concert hall,
with its pentagonally shaped
orchestra pit and tiers of seats
that radiate out so that the
musicians sit in the center of
the audience.

Specially formed wooden
structures affixed to the walls
create highly natural acoustics

for every seat in the house.

We Re-Bath



ear oLe iE






Telephone
(242) 393-8501




In Just One Day!

Our DuraBath SSP Bathtubs & Wall Systems
are custom made to cover worn-out bathtubs
and out-of-date wall tiles...

No Mess. No Stress.

RE*BATH BAHAMAS

(Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty).

Visit our Showroom & Office Located at the Red Carpet Inn, East Bay Street
Open Monday - Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.










“Authorized Dealer”


THE TRIBUNE



THURSDAY EVENING MAY 22, 2008

| 7:30 | 8:00 | 8:30 | 9:00 | 9:30 | 10:00 | 10:30

NETWORK CHANNELS

Check, Please! |Attenborough Wildlife Collection |x * * x THE LAST EMPEROR (1987, Biography) John Lone, Joan
@ WPBT [south Florida |"Sharks - The Truth” Sharks. Chen, Peter O'Toole. Pu Yiis Emperor of China at age 3.
Daily Grill.
The Insider (N) |The Big Bang How | Met Your /CSI: Crime Scene Investigation GN) Whoa rae “Article 32”
a \ WFOR 0 (CC) Theory © (CC) |Mother Ted pit The team tries to find Sara, kid- i teams must race to find a miss-
sues his Siela napped by the Miniature Kiler. ing woman. 1 (CC)

Access Holly- |Deal or No Deal A mother of two from Dallas com- —_ |Last Comic Standing (Season per Auditions in
G3 WTVu |wood (cc) petes. (N) 0 (CC) New York and Tempe, Ariz. (N) (CC)

Deco Drive So You Think You Can Dance een Premiere) Dancers audition in {News (N)-(CC)
@ wWSVN oe cities around the country. (N) (CC)
a ardy! (N) |Ugly Betty “Jump” (Season Finale) |Grey’s Anatomy “Freedom” eat Finale) Meredith and Derek get one
oO WPLG |(c ee ett He ne proposals for last shot at success in ter inical trial. (N) (CC) °
e ae NY
~sHenk CHANNELS
(:00) CSI: Miami |The First 48 “Memphis” A tattoo |The First 48 “Deal Breaker; Gun- _ /Crime 360 Family member's testi-
Breathless’ 1 a i oy" to death during-a rob- play Aman is robbed and shot in jmony gives key information in a
(CC) bery. (C lemphis, Tenn. (CC) case involving two brothers. (N)
(a) BBC World |BBC - World Business /BBC News Survivor's
BBC | tows America |(Latenight). -|Report (Latenight), |Guide The Bote.
The Boot (N) |The Black Car- tte @ Hill: At- | &% THE LITTLE RICHARD STORY (2000) Leon, Jenifer Lewis, The
(CC) pet (N) (CC) —jlanta ec) flamboyant musician experiences highs and lows. (cc)
NHL Hockey Eastern Conference Final Game 7 -- Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Pen- co News: The National (N) 0
Quins. If necessary..From the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. (Live) (CC)
Se Kudlow & The Billionaire Next Door: All. Ac- |The Big Idea With Donny. Deutsch
oN Tas ft on De aC Sn
: Lou Dobbs |CNN Election Center Larry King Live (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (CC)
a eee or > remem |
i i ty The Daily Show: |The Colbert Re- |Futurama ‘Time |South Park “How|South Park The /Reno 911! The
COM Common Enemy" |With Jon Stew- {port (CC) Keeps on Sip to Eat With Your {boys start a talent deputies try to
0 (CC) art (CC) ping’ 0 (CC) |Butt’ agency. help a hooker.
The Suite Life of| x x SMART HOUSE (1999, Comedy) Jessica Steen, (35) Wizards of |Wizards of Wa- |Life With Derek
DISN Zack & Cody © {Kevin Kilner, Katey Sagal. Boy programs computerized |Waverly Place |verly Place Parents Pan a
(CC) house to be surrogate mom. (CC). R-rated movie. weekend trip.
DIY This Old House ie 0) House |Sweat Equity {Cool Tools ad Tools Deconstruction |Yard Crashers
* 10 (CC) ac “Power Play” —_‘| “Granite” Outdoor theater.
. Maybrit Illner Thadeusz cane Tages- |iEX Das Extrem- Dent In
DW
thema sport
E!. 7 The Daily 10 (N) iN Kardashians The E! True —_|THS Investigates: Curse of the iia om believe that a curse fol-
. Hollywood Story Family profile, {lows lottery winners.
ESPN NBA Shootaround (Live) (CC) — |NBA Basketball Eastern Conference Final Game 2 -- Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)
ESPNI ESPN Pertiles Fite a Pre- |NBA Basketball Eastem Conference Final Game 2 -- Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)
Del M tie i: Ri The Holy Rosai St ita (Part 1 of 2
Een Eee Se pee RT
eo Cardio —_|FitNation Eastern traditions such as|Insider Training ‘Ice Hockey” Deadly Arts Josette seeks out
[FITTV Cl !
St (CC) . {chanting and Bikram yoga. Acupuncture. (CC) Capoeira’s Mestres. 1 (CC).
Fox Report- |The O'Reilly Factor (CC) Hannity & Colmes (CC) On the Record With Greta Van
FOX-NC Shepard Smith ae Cal ROL Susteren (CC)

FSNFL (:00) MLB Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks at Florida Marlins. From Dolphin Stadium | in Mi- |Inside the Mar- |The FSN Final
ami. (Subject to Blackout) (Live) lins Score (Live)

6:30) LPGA Tour Golf Coming + |PGA Tour Golf Crowne Plaza Invitational -- First Round. From Colonial Country Club in Fort
GOLF see First Round. 4 Worth, Texas.




















GSN Lingo (CC) ths Wants to Be a Millionaire Fan Feud Fai Feud 0 Whammy (CC)
oulette

: :00) Attack of i - N Ninja Warrior an Ninja niet Attack of the Show!

GATech [heton rip? =
(00) Walker, —_|Walker, Texas Ranger A parolee = 11-14 (2003, Suspense) David James Elliott, Terry Farrell,
H ALL in cn who wants to i) co). is forced to co Lang. A serial killer stalks victims aboard an international jet.
pull one last heist. (C' (CO)
5 ie Pascal |Holmes on Homes Kitchen disas- |Disaster DIY — |The Big Flip The Handyman ce Challenge
HGTV ek caus it. (N) 0 “Kitchen Blues” _|third house push- Canales, A (CC) -
0 (CC) es forward.

' ia Joyce Meyer: |Love a Cn hepirabey To- Life Today With |This Is Your Dey Te ne

: - |Everyday Life {(CC) day. James Robison |(CC)

Reba Jake calls |My Wife and According te. |Family Guy-Lois |Family Guy Lois |Two and a Hall wa aa Half
Barbra Jean —_| Kids “Restaurant }Jim “Guinea Pyg- becomes a‘mod- |becomes-a black |Men Alan pre- |Men’ Newspaper
“mommy.” (CC) |Wars’ (CC) mation” el: A(CC) belt. (CC): pares Jake, 1. article: © (CC)

{Still aang Reba oy enne’s|Reba ees enne |* * % WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (1993, Biography) Angela
LIFE ca Seay rushed ‘oh ospi- thinks shel lbe Bassett, Laurence rc Vanessa Bell Ca loway. The lite of singer-
tal. (CC) prom queen. 1 Jactress Tina Tuer, (CC)
MSN BC [f A Hardball eountionn With Keith Olber- | Verdict With Dan Abrams mp sone With Keith Olber-
Zoey 101 4 er Drake & Josh |Home Improve- |Home Improve- |George Lopez {George Lopez
NICK | bee Cv(CC) ment 4c) |ment (00) fcc) | (ec)
NTV Smarter Than a {Deal or No Deal A mother of two from Dallas com- (cc et a (cc) (N) A
5th Grader? —_petes. (N) (CC)
(00) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup -- Coca-Cola 600 Qualifying, Fon rae All Out- ni y Low ri the Low
era Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (Live) takes Life (N
Joni and Behind the cha aa Bishop T.D. ca Is Your pap Praise iS Lord i
TBN Friends (CC) |Scenes(CC) |Dr. Michael [Jakes (CC)
Youssef. (CC)
Everybody Friends ‘The — |Friends Blackout] x DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN (2005, Comedy- Drama) Ki Kine
TBS Loves Raymond|One With'the —|brings the friends pet Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore. A woman starts over after her
; Ray's plan fails. Butt” ©.(CC) . |together. hus! band leaves her. (CC)
: (ap Rides Overhaulin’ “Scouts Honor’ A 1956|American Chopper “Gander Moun- Miami Ink “Ami Animates” Ami
TLC Tre (CC) *|Bel Air convertible. (N) (CC) tain 2” Work continues. (CC) teaches an art class at Miami Chil-
dren's Hospital. (N) (CC)

(:00) Lai & Or- | 4% HEAT (1995, Crime Dram f Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kier, A homicide detective matches wits

TNT der ‘Punk’ — |with a cunning adversary. (CC) ry















(CC) (DVS)
Gu sli s |Chowder Home for Imagi- fore ofthe Chop Soc Courage the. Grim Adven-
a ee nary Finds dung (\) Chooks i Goverdly By tures’
; Gras 2
za (a) ‘oa une Geuipeenent d'enquéte ‘Des Jeux olympiques qui Les Sauveteurs de Fenrine - Design
tisboe dérangent”
(a Abrams & |When Weather Changed History |Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
ates “Delta 191 Crash”

f YoAmoa_ Al Diablo con Los Guapos Fuego en la Sangre Hermanos JAmas de Casa Desesperadas La

UN IV ah Querendén buscan venganza. vida de cuatro amas de casa, sigu-
iendo sus problemas diarios,

(:00) Law & Or- |Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|Law & Order: Spi Victims Unit|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

der: Criminal In- |An Afghan diplomat's dau re is. vi- |A murdered teacher's illicit sexual |The murders of paroled rapists point

tent “Offense” —_|ciously assaulted. (cc) history is exposed. (CC) to a former cop. (CC)

Lindsay’s * & THE WEDDING SINGER (1998) Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. |Celebracadabra 1 (CC)

Shocking Mom. |A 1980s wedding crooner attempts to find true love. a











lvs. Hockey.Eastern Conference Final Game 7 -- Philadel pia Flyers at Pittsburgh Pen- |Hockey Central |World Extreme
lvs. fit If necessary. From the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. (Subject to Blackout) (Live Cagefighting
Family Guy Lois |Smallville “Bizarro” ak confronts Supernatural Sam and Dean hunt |CW1t News at Ten With Kalty
becomes a mod- Bizarro; the last wraith from the jdown hundreds of demons that es- |Tong, Jim Watkins (N) (CC)
el. 0 (CC) Phantom Zone. 1 (CC) caped from the Devil's Gate.
Jeopardy! (N) |Dr. Phil 0 (CC) News (N) Jeopardy! (CC) |Frasier Frasier Frasier Martin's
(Cc) narrates a docu- |favorite bar's due |
~ {mentary. (CC) to close,
(:15)_%&% THE ASTRONAUT. FARMER (2007, Dra- | * * THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA ee , Comedy) Meryl Streep, Anne
ma) Billy Bob Thornton. A space-obsessed rancher: , |Hathaway, Adrian Grenier. A Fed) college graduate lands a job at a
: fa * x YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006, Comedy) |The Sopranos “Made in ae i KNOCKED UP (2007) Seth
HBO-P __ |Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, A jbless buddy moves in |Final chapter in the saga of the So- Rogen. A one-night stand has an
with two newlyweds, 1 'PG-13' (CC) prano family. © (CC) unforeseen consequence. ‘R’
et Vi %% HOW TO EAT FRIED | % MUSIC AND LYRICS (2007) Hugh Grant, Brad ce * %% THE ASTRONAUT
HBO-W _ WORMS (2006, Comedy- ee Garrett. A pop diva asks a sailed. -up musician to ‘ARMER (2007, Drama) Billy Bob
Thomas Cavanagh. © ‘PG’ (CC) compose a song for her. ( ‘PG-13' (CC) Hin 0 PG’ (CC)
HBO-S Keon Reeves. A doctor and a frustrated architect fall (Drama) Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Members of a dys-[Of: Take the
: in love across time. 1 ‘PG’ (CC) functional family take a road trip. © ‘R’ (CC) Lead (CC)
f 5) & * & SLITHER (2006, Horror) Nathan Fillion, | % x MURDER IN THE FIRST { 995, Docudrama) Christian Slater,
MOMAX [Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker. Alien organisms in- {Kevin Bacon, ye een An attorney represents a brutalized prisoner

on America’s |x ROLLERBALL (2002, ed Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J. Play-|WGN News at Nine (N) 4 (CC)
Lies Home Jers uncover a plan to increase their sport's violence. 1 (CC)
Videos 1 (CC)
- PREMIUM CHANNELS
HBO-E foie in his barn. © ‘PG’ (CC) fashion magazine. 1 ‘PG-13' (C
115) % &% THE LAKE HOUSE (2006, ple haa * & x4 LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006, Comedy- toh Te Making
& & & TRANSFORMERS (2007, hed leds LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel. Two] % * x HOUSE PARTY (1990) Kid
MAX-E races of robots wage war on Earth. 1 'PG-13' (CC) 'N Play. Two teena ep ers try to
throw a party. 0 ‘ }
fest a small town, 0 'R’ (CC) of Alcatraz. 1 '












i 30) % % % CASINO ROYALE (2006, Action) Daniel The Tudors (iTV) oa resur- {Penn & Teller: | This American
SHOW raig. iTV. James Bond pes oker with a man who fi- pu a ee at court is short- re .! Hair care} roa) my N
nances terrorists. 0 ‘P 13 (CC) ved industry.

6:25) &&% —_|(:05) &’* SISTER ACT (1992, Musical a i i Goldberg, Mag-| x * x GOD ais ie 1998,
TMC iD E DREDD ib f : alte: |





mith, Kathy Na (oth A Reno lounge singer poses as a nun to elude |Comedy) Julia Sweeney. APG.
(1995) ‘R’ (CC) |mob assassins. 1 ‘P 13' (CC cc)



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 25

'lLet Charlie the
Bahamian Puppet and lay
his. sidekick Derek put ay

some smiles on your

kids’s faces.



, Bring your children to the
McHappy Hour at McDonald's in
Oakes Field every Thursday
from 3:30pm to 4:30pm during the

~— month of May 2008.

Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun.






THE TRIBUNE



PAGE 26, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008
COMICS PAGE











































LEAVE IT IN
THE TRUCK...
I'LL TAKE IT
BACK TO HIS

BIFE DICKENS FLEW OVER
GARLIER---MAYBE IT FELL
OUT OF HIS PLANE!





BENS ‘PASTURE... aS
Dea Al Ze See, INA DITCHE ‘©z008 by Norn America Syndieste, Ine Wont eve reserved.

APARTMENT 3-G
MOMENTS: LATER, IN THE OFFICE..-

YOUR BEHAVIOR 15 \ You SHAMELESS PROMOTION ff













INAPPROPRIATE 15 WHAT YOU DO BEST.”
YOU'RE NOT. HERE TO SELL YOUR y
PAINTINGS To OUR AY SHAMELESS: a
| CLIENTS ALAN! | “T LOVE IT WHEN MY DAP COOKS. WE GET To EAT
iD ’ OUTSIDE, AN’ THERES NOTA VEGETABLE INSIGHT.”



©2008 by North America Syndicate, Ina. World rights reserved.







('VE NEVER SEEN
ANYONE SLEEP ANO
TALK AT THE SAME
US BEFORE!

et ef




East dealer.
Neither side vulnerable. ok
: NORTH
@K9854
Â¥A532
86
#65
WEST
#A1076
Â¥KI94

o—

Â¥76
#KQI109432
A102

The nature of the game is such
that different players frequently react
differently when faced with the same
circumstances. For a dramatic illus-
tration, consider this deal from the
1975 world team championship.

At one table, in the France-U.S.
match, the French South started the
proceedings by bidding five dia-
monds. West doubled, everybody
passed, and West led the king of
clubs. Declarer ducked, and West
shifted to a trump. East took the ace
and could have defeated the contract
two tricks by retuming a trump.
Instead, he returned a heart, and the




YOu HAVE TO ANNOUNCE
TO THE WHOLE DAN CARE
THAT. WE'RE IN LOVE!

WILL YOU INTRODUCE
ME TO YOUR. COUSIN
MONA ARIZONA

WHEN SHE GETS HERE?!












GOING TO
COST YOU

~ fora loss of 100 points.
~ “At*the other table in the same
. he .

GETTING K

H WhedAgT - i=
EMCTER :
THAN |



THERE, YOu'KE
ALL SET. HAVE
A GOOV TIME
AT THE PARTY

_ HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word,
No plurals.

TODAY'S TARGET .
Good 23; very good 35; excellent
46 (or more). Solution tomorrow.





ACROSS DOWN
1 My way, I see, is hard to 1 It cuts things up a lot nicer,
understand! (6) somehow (6)
Superior form of grandee, in th 2 — Vessel to top up after a meal (6)
pe 10h ‘orm of grandee, ‘in the 3° tk may religlously lead to a difficult
_ Minority (5,3)

* conclusion (4)
8 Unlikely the Tower of Babel? (4) She smiles wryly over an article (7)
10 Flooring for a favoured mode of

Giant in a black and white coat? (5)
transport? (6)

Tolerates closing fime in saloons (5)
11 Less harsh, possibly, in red ink (6) Three could cause a riot! (4)
14. So small, it comes in billions and He's been reduced to silence some-
trillions (3)

“ what (3)
“16 MPs’ supporters (5) Sounds like a refusal to be born! (3)
17 Give cheerful support in a down-to-























~





In the thick of things as a moral
principle (5)






ey ; Great amount of water in N.
19 Prepare to whistle for one’s America (5)

money? (5) Mark has love for him (5) Pe a
21 An airman finds her endlessly In which to cook everything? (3)

upsetting (5) As Marginal crinie centre (3) hs
22 Malice of a snake in the grass? (5)

Figures to have a meal out, for
- 23 They're trapped and we get them in
from Iceland (4)
26 Unhappy about half the team hav-

~ health benefit (7)
In short, he treats his patients like ‘ \
animals! (3)








BON MB OY WON Nee @ GH Soave uN -
EASY PUZZLE
ele bae
.
Pe

yo ; In service, raw beginner in ACROSS pown
ee ing eaten to ‘
6) 9 0 much (5) : a state! (6) 1 Interrogated + 1 Allow (6)
28 Perhaps endlessly daft whim or (6) 2 Dangers
a Though thought heavenly, | had a i (6)
ND craze (3) cold heart (4) 7 Collided (8) Pea
4 29 Spud, Anglo-Irish, is starchy (6 gone) ; aa
E Mg Fs starchy (6) Followed a girl in the end (6) 10 Soldier (6) 4 Sun-shade (7)
30 Did they hold court in London? (6) See about getting a nice piece — 1 Easy (6) 5 cea
j 31 In botany, an extract of very tasty! (5) 4 a) 6 Viper (5)
2 sarsaparilla (4) To throw a teetotaler in the river is 16 Navigation 8 Dismal (4)
: Cc 32 He has a little place of his own — at not nice. (5) f aid (5) . 9 iE
ae Fulham? (8) 28 Distant from the Isle of Arran (3) a ees fs 12 Decene (3)
R | 33. Swunground and killed a fellow! (6) 30 Precludes certain pieces of music (4) 2 Ofthe kid- 13 Young x i
0 2 neys (5] sheep (5)
y 22 Start (5) 15 Sudden
S 23 Joke (4) terror (5)
ed ‘ 26 Brimless 18 Proprietor (5)
ee Se cop (5) 19 implore)
/ \______ cryptic solutions : \ easy solutions 28 — Brick-carrier 20 Sprinte
| ACROSS: 9, Intestate 10, A-verag-es 12, Gal-l (rev) 13, ACROSS: 9, Margarine 10, Nestling 12, A Igni 21 Entourage (7
W Pasian aah 15, cee , Back-dates 18, Epitome 15, Undresses 17, Originate 18, Brae: Beetle 29 de 22 Wager 0)
26, Tasct fl 28 L palace) 1, A-che(at) Be pagice 21, Opts 24, Presumes 26, Haymaker 28, Need 29 a Tecate
0 mea . Y , Used 29, Future 31, W-r-aiths 34, Bow. Sunset 31, Chisels 34, Godfather 36, Tan erine 38 (6) pees)
ID ee ye home 38, Sleeper 39, Number 40, Lift | Equator 39, Privet 40, Tall 41, Alienate 4 : 30 Hole (6) 24 Revise (4)
DOWN: oy * ue Small time Battalion. i : roth hide $ 31 Leave * 25 Attempting (6)
R Pavsuhivé gut ar eG Fa-thea-ds 4, Relay-s 5, DOWN: 1, Immature 2, Friend 3, Disgusts 4, Begins 5, out (4) 26 Long seat (5)
16, Lurnig 19,7 i , Ball-ads 8, Res-I’s-t 11, Chast-E-n Envelope 6, Especially 7, Illicit 8, Angora 11, Release 16, 32 Criticised (8 27 Circular (5)
D thels mi A ei)r-ace 20, Tor (rev 22, Count 23, Enlist 19, Horse 20, Bus 22, Piece 23, Famine 25, riticised (8)
ee ee “ § oer 126, Ti a ee 30, ; Mouth one oy nt 27, Snigger 30, Shrapnel 31, 33 London 28 Bad actor (3)
Weesnase Der gcae oe a hed 33, Dis-p-ute 35, | Confetti 32, Sterling 33, Canteen 35, Double 36, Trilby 37, borough (6) 30 Cipher (4)

Italic.

Famous Hand

French declarer went down only one *



match, the U.S. South opened with
four diamonds. West doubled, East

- responded four spades, and every-

body passed. This. contract went
down one, so the U.S. team gained
150 points on the combined result.

At the first table in the Indonesia-
Italy match, the Indonesian South
opened with three’ diamonds. West
doubled, and the Italian East jumped
to four spades. North doubled, and
the contract went down one.

At the second table in that match, -

the Italian South, Giorgio Bel-
ladonna, playing with Benito
Garozzo, opened with one diamond.
West doubled, and the Indonesian
‘East responded two notrump. When
West bid three clubs, East bid three
notrump, which North doubled.
South led the king of diamonds,
initiating the slaughter that ensued.

‘East took the ace and led the jack of.

spades. When Belladonna showed
out, declarer went up with the ace
and led a low heart toward his hand.

Garozzo rose with the ace and
returned the eight of diamonds, on

which Belladonna played the deuce! ©

This gave Garozzo the opportunity to
cash the king of spades — which he
did — before leading a club to Bel-
ladonna’s ace. As a result, declarer
went down six — 1,100 points in
those days —— to give the Italian team
a net gain of 1,000 points on the deal.

TARGET

es

2 S239
8 2gou
gl¢6

& 33.37
we Sonar
ZQnaâ„¢"ooe
QSE,58 ES
Bia Sse 2
weworaeago
Sie oss
Feng" are
ee. as .o8
eG SS wo
ZESOxvSSS.
Stow egess
g aogé 8
e346 sae

ry 9°

Rs 8oa3 382
AwWOSSESS

xylem _

Bomar tg
fr lga ekg
and nutrients
in a flower-




Etienne Bacrot v Joel Lautier, Paris
2002. The winning move in

* today's puzzle toppled France's
number one. Lautier had seemed
set for a long reign, a top 20
grandmaster who once defeated
Garry Kasparov and who was
married to Paris's leading woman
GM. Then came Bacrot, 10 years
younger than his rival and aGM
while still a schoolboy. The
friction between the pair led to
tense games until Bacrot's
triumph in today's diagram.
Afterwards Lautier's form dipped,
his marriage broke up, and a year
ago he announced his retirement.
It's tough at the top! What was
Bacrot's winning white move? For
a clue, look at White's queen and
bishop eyeing g7.

Cliess 8612: 1 Ra7! Resigns. If Qxa7 2 d7! mates or |

gains decisive material.

WHERE ARE MY GLASSES ?
T THOUGHT THEN WERE
= , RIGHT HERE.

pace HS,

. You have quite a lot of work to do



CHESS by Leonard Barden












WWMM... I PUT THEM DOWN... -
TL WENT T9 GET MY BOOK...
LT TOLD CALNIN To SHOVEL




!

MAY 22

AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18

Be careful when a Tricnd offers you 9%
ah interesting opportunity this week.- 2

Aquarius. This person isn’t telling

you everything that yeu need to!

know: Get albof the facts.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mareh 20 5

Dont turn your back on a friend whe.” ~

is in wouble carly in the week. While

you bave a Jot to do, this person”

really needs you. Su take the lime to
help him or her.

ARIES - March 21/April.20

When ai comes to a business decision |,

early inthe week, Aries, you hive to bes.

paticat, You're not the one in control
here. and pressuring the person who is
in will make you look desperate,

"TAURUS — April 21/May 21

Your stubbornness can be your,
downtall when it conjes-to dealing
with loved ones this week. While
you should go after wharyou want,
dom Lignore those close to you.
GEMINI - May 22/June 21
You have un easy.aweek ahead of you,’
Geminis So. enjoy yoursel!. Try to




relax, and have a good time, You cers:

tainly deserve it. Go out with a close.

friend.and have a lot of fun.

CANCER -— June 22/July 22.

You become the center of atten.

tion when you share good news %

with those closest to you early in

the week, Cancer: Dont be embar-" Ss
rassed. you deserve the spotlight.

A loved one asks for adviye.
LEO — July 23/August 23

Keep your apinions to yourself when.

talking with coworkers early in the <=

week. Leo. These people won't appre+

crite your point of view. Let them says:
, Whatthey wait : ce

VIRGO ~ Aug 24Sept 22

You're on pins and needles as yar

Wail foran important package this”
week. Don’t get yourself all worked -.

up ever this. No matter what the
outcome, Youre going to be-okay.
LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23

Try to help close Hrends when they
gel into an argument carly in the

week. Libra. H will take some effort 8

on your part to get these Wo talking |

again, but you certainty are up to iL

SCORPIO = Oct 24/Nov 225

Don tlet your ege get the best of you
when you reecive uccohides tes ,

week, Scorpio. You deserve the
praise. But don’t let the attention go
directly to your head,

SAGITTARIUS ~ Nov 2Â¥Dee 21

this week. Sagittarius. so don't get
distracted by thase around you,

You need to stay focused if your

hope to avcomplish anything. Set
your priorities. and work diligently,

CAPRICORN = Dec 22/Jan 20





Don't back down shen an acquaintance”

challenges your authority, You are in-gon-

wol of this situation and you Know. that:
you're doing the nght thing, Your poms sagas

tie interest calls te quits, but youll Survive,

LEONARD BARDEN



SAM




2 bee Fk eer PEIWPIOLAt, wirnt Ceo, CYYUY I mAk es



FROZEN
| AUSTRALIAN

LAMBLEG

| uspa cHoice

= SHORT
RIBS

$3.69/LB

Reg. $4.99/Ib




$1.49 /i5

Reg. $1.99/lb

$2.39/1B

Reg. $2.99/lb



















5 LB BAG
CHICKEN

DRUM-
STICKS

GROUND TURKEY
$1.59/.B

Reg. $1.99/Ib

TURKEY WINGS |






CHICKEN
WINGS

$1.39 fb

Reg. 1.99 ea















| BANQUET
| 50z CHICKEN

| VIENNA
| SAUSAGE |

| 2/99¢ ;

meme a . es

EES NE OPT SORES NE eS RD De OMT ae aCe OG








SAVE $ $7.09.



rere



fy aE














| PRINGLES MINIS BUY v26 ne] 1 FREE
3 PACK ORIGINAL or - DORITOS or SUN |



CHIPS

Doritos 7 oz - Ranch or Nacho
sun 6.5 Oz - Fr. Onion or Chedi



















rz | | KOTEX 16 ct-24ct AVANTI
AVENDER | ASSORTED BOTTLED
) DISH/=4 | FEM. PADS WATER
GENT 2) | 52.99 HOT/COLD




| DISPENSER
$1 39. 9

SAVE $1.60 Reg. $4.59












pm. sun: 7 am - Noon all stores, except Lucaya open until 2 pm and
may oe from the photos shown. Some product availability may differ for Grand Banama_
i i RR eT AINMAY2206NASER:
PAGE 28, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE
aaa aaa aaa a aaaaaaamaaaamemaaamamaaasaamaamasaamamammaaaamaaameammamatasaaaaamaaaaaaaa aaa mammal

Recah a RE

SSL a CoAT TA

a

2S Re






Se en

PALaAY Ws
TAO AT VA :









Li re TAO AIRMEN SP RSPB ARE IRIS EPC DONE le SEE ORE



~





ei





Get There. Together.

Ue
eS
Peay

Tr Peneeywevev rev evOrvePENvE WVU SevVVeOVT oon Wee

We each have our goals, things we want to achieve. At
different times of our lives, those aspirations may

Internet & Telephone Banking

eos TIVESEME Nas change and we may choose a different path. No

Insurance matter what stage of life you find yourself in,
' FirstCaribbean is right there with you, encouraging,
. Take the first step. Make us

Credit Cards



ob



Personal Loans aint?



Mortgages

Wealth Management




Small Business Banking

Corporate Banking (aap FIRSTCARIBBEAN
Foreign Exchange and Derivatives INTERNATIONAL BANK
Capital Markets | GET THERE. TOGETHER.

(




Contractors
‘continue to
suffer’ on
foreign
investment
projects

a By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

_. THE Bahamian Contractors
Association (BCA) is still wait-
ing for, the Prime. Minister’s

' Office to supply it with con-

tact details for the developers

behind the $9 billion worth of
investment projects earmarked
for this nation, its president

THURSDAY, MAY 22,

SEC pete. B e busine



;@tribunemedia.net

2502058

Financing is key
issue for $100m
cruise port

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

> @ ho pays for an
investment esti-
mated at more

than $100 million is the key
issue in talks between the
Government, Grand
Bahama stakeholders and
the cruise lines on develop-
ing a new cruise port for that

bour Company, operator of
Freeport’s current cruise ter-
minal, and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) have been holding
“ongoing” discussions with
the major cruise lines - like-
ly to be Carnival and Royal
Caribbean - on developing
a new cruise port in the
Williams Town area.

The Tribune has been told

that the parties are current-

that Freeport Harbour Com-
pany - which is 50 per cent
owned by Hutchison Wham-
poa - had been asked by the
Government to take:the lead
in the cruise port negotia-
tions.

While The Tribune’s high-
ly-placed source could not
confirm either of those
details, they confirmed: “All
the parties are discussing
with the major cruise lines





Money Safe.
Money Fast.

MoneyGram @)

Bank of The Bahamas

INTERNATIONAL

Omtine at
BankBahamasOntine.com

Engineers Act

under
@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Pro-.
fessional Engi-
neers -Act
2004 is under
review by the
Attorney
General’s
Office as the
Government
eyes making
long-lasting
amendments
to it, a senior
minister telling The Tribune
that the Act “did not achieve
the intended objective”.

Dr Earl Deveaux, minister

Deveaux



oe ;
review
AG’s office
eyeing long-
lasting changes,
as minister says

| legislation ‘did

not achieve
the intended
objective’

yesterday telling The Tribune
that the sector and other
Bahamian professionals “con-
tinue .o suffer” when it came
to obtaining work on such
developments. -

Stephen Wrinkle said the
BCA and its members “were
anxious to start” the process
of obtaining foreign developer
contact details, and in turn pro-
vide their own contacts, so that
major’ investors “don’t just
bypass us”

The idea of providing con- -
tact lists had been’ discussed
between Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and the
BCA shortly after the FNM.
government took office, given
that the Prime Minister’s
Office and the National Eco-
nomic Council (NEC) were

island, The Tribune was told
yesterday. :

The Ministry of Tourism,
together with Freeport Har-

of works and public transport,
said the Attorney General’s
Office was conducting “a com-
plete review” of the Act to
ensure than any amendments
made would be complete and
long-lasting, as opposed to
papering over any cracks as
they occurred.

“The Professional Engineers
Act is being reviewed by the
Attorney General’s Office, as
we are not prepared to make ;
another half step in the
appointment of a Board to reg-
ister the engineers,” Dr
Deveaux told The Tribune.

Tribune Business revealed
last month that the Profes-
sional Engineers Act had yet
to come into effect because
amendments had not been
made to allow the first Profes-!
sional Engineers Board, which
will self-regulate the sector, to,
be formed from members who

ly eyeing a site known as the
. Britannia property, which
covers some 600 acres, and

are non-Bahamian registered.
Jerome Elliott, the Bahamas
Society of Engineers (BSE)
president, told.this newspaper
at the time that the Act needed
to be amended to allow non-
Bahamian registered engineers
to sit on the first Board.
Without the Board in place,
the Bahamian engineering pro-
fession cannot be self-regulat-
ing, as engineers cannot be cer-
tified and licensed without it.
No standards system can be
implemented either.
Dr Deveaux told The Tri-
bune that the Act’s passage
under the former Christie
administration in 2004 “did not’
result in the achievement of its
intent”.
He pledged that any amend-*

SEE page 12B

$65m spent on Container
Port's latest expansion — |

mi By NEIL HARTNELL Raw material price rises to mean

Tribune Business Editor Yay : : :
_ construction costs well in excess

MORE than $65 million has been spent on f a ,
the Freeport Container Port’s Phase V 0 $250m original estimate
expansion over the last five months, The
Tribune was told yesterday, with the total
project costs likely to be “well in excess” of
‘the original $250 million estimate:

A highly-placed source close to the
Freeport Container Port expansion said
“costs have gone up” because. of-the.dra-.
matic recent rises in steel and oil prices, both

being major raw materials when it came to
construction projects.

In addition, the US$-Euro exchange rate,
and the former’s continuing depreciation on



SEE page 4B aig SEE page 3B Bestel asa

SEE page 12B.

Telecoms licence
requires a ‘50%
profit margin’

@ By NEIL. HARTNELL

Concern
Tribune Business Editor SON

predatory pricing
and ease of licence
‘revocation with
PUC proposal

TWO Bahamian telecom-
munications providers have
expressed concerns on the
Public Utilities Commission’s
(PUC) proposed licence for
the resale of fixed-line voice
services, seeking a 50: per
cent margin and voicing fears

n “predatory pricing” and
the ease with which the
licence can be revoked.

Maggie Colebrook, One

World Communications
president and chief execu-
tive, questioned whether
there would be safeguards
against “predatory pricing”
techniques that could be used
by the existing two licensed
operators, the Bahamas
Telecommunications Com-
pany (BTC) and Systems
Resource Group (SRG), to
keep the successful licence
holder out of the market.

She said: “Without ade-
quate protection against
predatory policy and the
actions of BTC/SRG, there
is no real protection for the
reseller, and hence the end-
user customer.

“Tf the goal is lower prices
and better services for
Bahamians, and the PUC
allows BTC/SRG to deliver
poor service to One World,
then how is the customer
going to benefit?”

Ms Colebrook added:? “If
BTC/SRG are competing |
with us, why would they give lith a Bank of The B
us good servicing, pricing ae
etc? ATION Ci i. ene int

“When we invest in this

Revolutionizing The Way You Bank
- TNew‘Providenice ® Grand! Bahama » ‘Andros'*'Inagua’s 'Exuma’= San Salvador
reeigintwened ‘(242) 397-3000
: Acai tciactasbemeraees Gane
‘www.BankBahamasOnline.com

Drive a Honda Fit and get if iC)
40 miles per gallon



SEE page 10B

‘That’ i | at ‘we dol Letom ual Microsoft™
d engineers help you get your system up and running

ickly and smoothly So you can get back to concentrating
“on nb ines and not computers:



















PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008



All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said
subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single-storey triplex building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, ining

le

kitchen apartments unit and one unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is on a gra
and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods of the year. F

Appraisal: $313,016.00 -

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe frente Road. The subject
property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted white trimmed brown.



ELEUTHERA (Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)



All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry

- room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Eee also includes a double car garage, and
_ front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This-home is approximately 85% completed.
The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.



WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)

Moe en

ea ithe she Reta
Li



All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision
known as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of. New,
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence with an attached
efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of BPPrOXiTarely 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building Is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment,
the house Is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer,
front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.

i



Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by celling:

fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective
ape: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appeals to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of foods under normal weather condition, including annual heey, rainy periods.
The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees,
and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard Is enclosed along the
sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal

gates at the front and back.

: \ APPRAISAL: $365,000.00 : A
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

_, WESTERN SHORES (Lot No. 1)



All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores
Phase II, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the
subject property is a single structure comprising of a single family residence consisting of appro aley 2,430
A ft. of enclosed living Bpage: The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2 bathrooms,
living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utillty room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of
the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool.
‘The yard Is enclosed with walls.

Appraisal: $753,570.

00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the
left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white:

5% » 2

















THE TRIBUNE



ELEUTHERA, LOWER BOGUE §$ (Lot No. 90-D)






“fh



All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated
in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
consisting of a restaurant and disco that Is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately
4,852.12, which includes male & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storages inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda, 752 sq, ft, concrete walk-
ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building is central air-conditioned.

Appraisal: $490,671.00

This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highwa: & approximately 2,219 ft.
pertherty of Nee oa oS Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and
services available.

‘

‘MONASTERY PARK (Lot No. 183)









All that lot of land having an area of approximately 7,780 sq. ft,.being Lot No. 183, of the
subdivision known as Monastery Park, situated in the eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately 21 year old single storey,
single family residence comprising of approximately 1,468 sq., ft of enclosed living space
and consisting of 3-bedrooms including master bedroom with closets, 2 -bathrooms,
living/dining room and kitchen, ventilation is provided by central air-conditioning. also located
at the rear of the building is a laundry facility constructed of wood. The land is on a grade
and level and sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy

rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $233,483.00 2
Travel east on Prince Charles Drive, make a left at the traffic light on Prince Charles, Sea
Breeze and Monastery Park. Then go to the T-junction and turn none on to Killdeer Drive,
go about inicwey through and the subject property will be on the left side painted white ~
mmed brown.

\

- Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51






All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51, of the subdivision known as
Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated In the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex
apartment comprising of approximately 1,641 sq. ft. of enclosed living space w ich includes two
2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an aoe Syr old one bedroom
apartment building comprising of 382 sq. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the.land is on a
grade and level: the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy. rainy periods of the year. The grounds are: fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked

fencing at the sides and back.
: Appraisal: $202,225.40

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

/

DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)





3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land Is a
ortion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being
ust under a quarter acre In size and on the lowside. A concréte block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and
L-shape in design with a total arei of 70x26 ft, pile 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the Interior walls are concrete

@ floors of vinyl tiles.

blocks, celling Is sheet rock and t
Appraisal: $265,225.00

~ ey ee

JW ee ee ee

—

wee ee
°

THE TRIBUNE



Chamber chief
urges government
pressure on banks’

clearing system

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce’s president, Dioni-
sio D’ Aguilar, yesterday urged
the Government to exert pres-
sure on the Clearing Banks
Association to speed up imple-
mentation of their Automat-
ed Clearing House (ACH) sys-
tem.

Speaking at the Chamber’s
annual general, meeting
(AGM), Mr D’Aguilar said
Bahamian businesses have
been placed at.a disadvantage
because the system - which
would enhance efficiency in

‘the Bahamian payments sys-

tem and provide real-time
transaction settlement - has not
been activated. .

He said that because of this,
cheques cannot be processed
fast enough, and companies
and consumers have to carry
too much cash - making them
armed robbery targets. Mr
D’ Aguilar Said the ACH’s

delayed-implementation had °

also held back online and elec-
tronic commerce in the

Engineers
Act ‘under
review

FROM page 1B

ments made under the Ingra-
ham government would “not
last for a year, but for a con-
siderable time”.

“You don’t have a straight-

forward process for register-. |

ing engineers under the Act,”
Dr Deveaux told Tribune
Business. “Not many engineers

DORR Tt ei



Bahamas.

Mr D’Aguilar said the
Chamber had aggressively lob-
bied for the ACH’s activation,
and said that perhaps the Govy-
ernment can use its influence
with the clearing banks to
ensure the system gets up and
running. The banks have
promised it will be operational
by October 2008.

Mr D’Aguilar added that

moving forward, the Chamber .
will in the next few months be =
‘hosting a seminar on alterna-

tive energy, and lobbying gov-

BRex the Beli)

ernment to allow companies

who create energy: to sell it to

BEC and receive credit.
Speaking of his first year in

“office, Mr D’Aguilar said he ~

and his executive team have
lobbied hard for Bahamian
businesses in the midst of
many challenges, including spi-
ralling fuel costs, and increases
in the cost of living and opera-
tional costs.

Mr D’ Aguilar added that in
particular, they have lobbied
the Government to get the
anchor properties in the coun-
try up:and running to jump-
start and cushion any econom-
ic fallout.

The Chamber president
pointed out that this was the
case with Albany and Baha
Mar deals in Nassau.

Fortunately, he said Albany
was moving, while Baha Mar
faced some challenges from the
pullout of Harrah’s.

Still, Mr D/’Aguilar
expressed optimism that a
replacement would be found
soon, and vowed that once this
happened, the Chamber would

push government for swift
approval because the “Cable:
Beach strip needs help.” _

SkTENDED CARE AVAILABLE



Tel: 242.328.0264 | 242.328.0257 | 242.322.7371 | 242.325.6991
Fax: 242.325,6878 | www.premiertravelbahamas.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY
JOB TITLE:

DEPARTMENT:

Position Summary:

Requirements:

Two or more years’ experience in AS/400 operations ;
Hands-on experience in batch, job processing, monitoring, back- -ups

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 3B

Use your local credit card.
Tickets are issued locally.

JUNIOR PROGRAMMER

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Experience handling Windows technical issues

Ability to function both independently and in a team environment

_ Ability to manage multiple tasks at once

1 year Programming Experience - Knowledge of COBAL an asset

Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Strong work ethic

Strong desire to learn

Good communication skills

Flexible work schedule, 8pm-4am or 9pm-Sam

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Operating and maintenance functions for mid range systems;

.

The Batch Operator ensures that day end system processes are completed.
. ; ayy oh) At x . t 4 ; i e

Colinalmperial

Monitoring overnight batch processing and performing print processing as scheduled in:
accordance with current service levels;
~ Providing all aspeets of media handling (backup-media foe dingbtionaiies siscaichisccint of
offsite media, etc);

Accurate and timely processing of information (including system utilities, production and testing
batch runs and quality control) in and through computer systems;

Maintaining current knowledge of operating procedures and standards;

Safeguarding security of data center equipment, media and data fles;:

Keeping records of hardware down time;

Following procedures to run job requests from programmer and eae

Running system and application backups per written run log:

Managing tape retention log; »

Accurately recording activity in daily log;

Learning software coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and installation tasks in accordance
with industry best practices and standards;

Assisting in-analyzing business processes in order to define application functional requirements
and technical specifications;

Basic Programming;

-Writing Technical: Specification Documents; ee

Participating in'and directing, problem definition and problem resolution-activities;

Adapting to the Company’s ‘development environment and tool sets; and

Learning different technologies between various software packages for the movement of data.

have been registered to date.

“The Act did not achieve the

intended objective; and we
-need to correct that.”

Dr Deveaux said he would
be “more than happy” to dis-
cuss the Act and thé Govern-
ment’s plans with, the/two dif-
ferent engineering associations
and their individual members
going forward. ©.

He also recommended that
The Tribune contact Attorney
General Claire Hepburn on
the matter, but she could not
be reached before The Tribune
went to press. é

As the Professional Engi-
neers Act 2004 was the first
legislation passed to regulate
the engineering profession in
the Bahamas, no engineers are
currently Bahamian-registered. '
This is what has created the
problem with the Board which,
once its members can sit, can
begin the process of registering .
engineers.

When a second Board is
appointed, this problem will
be non-existent, because all ,
engineers will have been reg-
istered by then.

VACANCIES
Success Training College anticipates the following
full-time vacancies beginning this fall:

Faculty Positions
Accounting/Business
Information Technology
Mathematics
“English Language
~ Allied Health Science:

Administrative Position
Recruiting Officer
S.udent Activities Coordinator
Program Dev/Admin Officer

Interested persons should submit letter of interest
along with curriculum vitae to the President, Success
Training Coliege, Bernard Road, Nassau, by May 30,
2008. Applicants with relevant mater’s degree and
at least five years experience preferred for faculty
positions,, but individuals with bachelor’s level
qualification may also be considered.

Please apply in writing on or before 30 May 2008 to:

RichendaKing

Vice President, Human Resources

#308 East Bay Street

P.O. Box N-4728

or email to: careers@colinaimperial.com



TRANSFORMING
THE CHILD

ne

Rigorous International Baccalaureate academics (www.ibo.org)
tate of the art technology
mall class sizes; 5:1 student/teacher ratio

Diverse international student body (35% Bahamian)

Robust Financial Aid program

Lyford:

| Inte orna tional Sc



hool



Applications being accepted for Grades 7-12, please contact :
Mrs Rose-Marie Taylor - Admissions Director

rtaylor@lIcis.bs
Telephone : 362 4774 x245

arte oT School in the Caribbean Offering the Full IB Program
www.lcis.bs


PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE

Contractors ‘continue to suffer’
on foreign investment projects








DON'T GIVE BEC.
ANOTHER PENNY!!!

y “y cape yD ya
§ ssp sage oF PRES .

Go Bc ssce snc Pp RARINS
See x







Why callustodayto = gy; blown-in fiberglass attic insulation

insulate your attic? . - will ensure that your home stays cool

eA one time investment in
insulation can reduce your
A/C bill by as much as 33 %
per month and keep your
house coal even without A/C
eFuel Surcharges are beyond
control. We pay $0.37/kwh as
opposed to $0.05 in Canada.
Who can afford this??? If itis
worth investing in in Canada
why not here!?!?
Are we that rich???
eWe do it cheaper than if you
did it yourself with tuck-in.

Phone: (242) 424-0916
Email: bahamasinsulation@gmail.com
Website: www.bahamasinsulation.com

without having to run the A/C non stop
day and night. Your insulation will pay for
itself in less than 2 years. We can apply
it on top of your existing blanket insula-
tion if needed. Please visit our website at
www.bahamasinsulation.com for more
info. We offer a lifetime. warranty on
every installation and your satisfaction is
guaranteed. Call us today and arrange
for a free estimate. References are avail-
able. Sub-contracts welcome.

SPECIAL V

aS

PRICES

The Chevrolet Optra sedan & hatchback
models are loaded with features to ensure
a smooth riding experience.

Optra Features:

Great interior space
Driver side airbag
Alarm

Remote entry
Air-conditioning
Radio/CD

1.8-litre engine

Automatic transmission

Power steering

Four-wheel disc brakes

Power locks & windows (select models)
Rear defogger

Shirley Street © 328-3908 ° Fax: 323-7272
info@nassaumotor.com ¢ www.chevroletbahamas.com

§ Scotiabank

On-the-spot financing and insurance.
24-month/24,000-mile factory warranty.

FOR ALL LIFE’S ROADS 4













FROM page 1B

usually the first point of con-

tact for developers seeking to

have Bahamas-based projects
approved. fy

But Mr Wrinkle said “noth-
ing” had materialised to date.

He added: “We continue to
struggle with foreign develop-
ers, because they have no man-
date or direction from the

. Government to require foreign
‘developers to use Bahamian

contractors, landscapers, archi-
tects, engineers ,and realtors.
We’re right where we started.

“We were very pleased to
hear the announcement of $9
billion in projects approved,
and requested a list of contact
names for foreign developers
so the BCA can approach
them to get involved with their
projects.

“That’s something we’re
anxious to start. That would

* be very helpful for the con-

tractors in contacting foreign
developers. We have no way
of contacting a guy in Min-
nesota, or someone in Colum-
bus, Ohio, contemplating a
development in the Family
Islands.”

_ Added

Mr Wrinkle added that the
Prime Minister’s Office, and
its Bahamas Investment
Authority, coupled with the

NEC, also needed to compile a °

list of Bahamian architects,
engineers, contractors and sur-
veyors that could be handed
to developers, enabling them
to contact and use such pro-
fessionals.

“In many respects, that’s one
of the reasons developers are
not hooking up with Bahamian

contractors and other profes-
sionals, because they just don’t
have access to them,” Mr
Wrinkle explained.

Developers

“The developers could con-
tact us, not just bypass us. The
Prime Minister’s Office would
then at least have some assur-
ance that the Bahamian con-
struction would at least have

‘some part in the development

stages of the project. The ear-
lier we can contact these peo-
ple, the more involved we can
become.” .
Meanwhile, Mr Wrinkle said
Colin Higgs, the permanent
secretary at the Ministry of
Works, had confirmed to him

.that all the feedback submit-

ted by the BCA and others on
the Contractors Bill had been
forwarded to the Attorney
General’s Office, which would
now try and incorporate those
amendments in the legislation.

The BCA president said that
once the Attorney General’s
Office was finished working on
those amendments, his under-
standing was that further
meetings would be held to go
over the changes before the
legislation was placed before
the Cabinet and Parliament.

“The Minister [Dr Earl
Deveaux] and permanent sec-
retary indicated their support,
and have pledged to get it in as
quickly as possible. At this
juncture, we’ve only had posi-
tive feedback from them, and I
assume the Bill is grinding
through the gears at the Attor-
ney General’s Office,” Mr
Wrinkle said.

Describing the Contractors
Bill as “desperately needed”,
Mr Wrinkle said all the prob-
lems uncovered-with the con-
struction of numerous govern-
ment homes and housing sub-
divisions showed why it was

necessary to regulate the
Bahamian construction indus-

‘try and provide consumer pro-

tection.

He explained that the BCA
had been contacted by numer-
ous single mothers who had
“gone to the wall” to obtain
mortgage financing for the
construction of their home,
only for there to be problems
with its building.

Often, the homeowner
would be able to obtain an
Occupancy Certificate from
the Ministry of Works, after
its Building Control Depart-
ment inspectors uncovered
serious faults with the con-
struction. The contractor,
though, would disappear, leav-
ing the homeowner with no
recourse and unable to live in a
home that the bank was
already demanding mortgage
payments on. Often, Bahami-
ans, and especially single moth-
ers, did not have the finances
to pay an attorney to take the
contractor to court.

Result

“That’s a direct result of not
having regulation of the con-
struction industry,” Mr Wrin-
kle said. “We desperately need
it. The magnitude of the prob-
lem with respect to consumer
protection is enormous It’s crit-
ical that some regulation
comes to the industry.

“You cannot, and the Goy-

‘ernment realises this, allow
‘this industry to run wild any

further.
addressed.
“The crux of the matter for
the Government and the con-
sumer is the quality of con-
struction by people who are
not qualified to be carrying out
the work. From the construc-
tion industry side, we want to
licence the industry so we can
regulate it.” ,

It’s. got tobe

EXPLORE A NEW CAREER IN
THE MEDICAL FIELD

THE BAHAMAS BAPTIST COMMUNITY
COLLEGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
CAREER STEP, LLC, UTAH

Introduces

\

IWR im ete Transcription Training
Program for Medical Transcriptionists

Persons interested in learning more about the
program are invited to attend an

The Bahamas Baptis

OPEN HOUSE

Otel

t Community College,

Room 7, June 11th, 2008 at 6:00p.m.

‘SPEAK DIRECTLY

with

REPRESENTATIVES from CAREER STEP
. Refreshments will be served

For more information contact our
Admissions Office

ay

CHEVROLET



Tel.: 364-0695 |


THE TRIBUNE



t

Kerzner blames ‘clerical error’ for Harborside row

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

KERZNER International
blamed “a clerical error” for
why the Harborside Resort at
Atlantis Management Ltd was
named as the employer on some
employee contracts at its Par-
adise Island-based timeshare
operation.

Hitting back at claims made
by the Bahamas Hotel Man-
agerial Association’s (BHMA)
president, Obie Ferguson, that
Harborside was not negotiating
in good faith, because it denied
that Harborside Resort at
Atlantis Management Ltd exist-
ed as an employer despite the
name appearing on employee
contracts dating back to 2000,
Kerzner International described
these assertions as “misleading
and misguided”.

It added: “Owing to a clerical
error, employment contracts
had incorrectly set out the name

of the employing company. As
soon as the mistake was brought
to our attention, the Depart-
ment of Labour and the minis-
ter were notified, even though
the error was one of form rather
than substance.

“Since then, contracts bear-

ing the corrected company
name have been presented to
and signed by the relevant
employees.”

A July 2, 2007, letter sent by
Kerzner International and Har-
borside’s attorney, Ferron
Bethell of Harry B Sands,
Lobosky & Company, said it
had received a Determination
of Bargaining Agent certificate

’ on May 24, 2007, showing that

the Department of Labour had
recognised the BHMA as the
bargaining agent for the time-
share resort’s middle manage-
ment and supervisory employ-
ees.

Mr Bethell replied: “In a let-
ter to the BHMA, dated March
1, 2007, and in a letter to the
director of labour dated May
21,. 2007, we stated unequivo-
cally that to our knowledge
there was no legal entity styled
and known as Harborside
Resort at Atlantis Management
Lrtd. We can state categorically
that there are no employees
employed by such an entity at
Harborside. “It would seem that
despite our aforementioned let-
ters, a determination has been
made relative to a company oth-
er than that employing persons
at Harborside or, alternatively,
in favour of a non-existent enti-

”

Annual General Meeting

Kerzner International yester-
day said it was disappointed
that Mr Ferguson, “despite
being aware of the facts”, would
make such assertions.

“As the overall matter is cur-
rently the subject of a Report
of Trade Dispute at the Depart-
ment of Labour, it would be
inappropriate for us to comment
further on the matter,” the com-
pany added.

Mr Ferguson had claimed at a
recent press conference that
since the BHMA submitted a
proposal for an industrial agree-
ment to Harbourside in July
2007, it had not received a coun-
terproposal from the resort.

As a result, the BHMA filed a
trade dispute against the com-
pany on September 14, 2007, for
allegedly not negotiating in










Lot 3D 23,000 square feet for Sale

at Airport Industrial Park
Cost: $235,000

Contract: 424-4960 / 394-9396
email: mturnquest@coralwave.com.

NOTICE :

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

* In Voluntary Liquidation

good faith.

Mr Ferguson said that
despite the fact that Labour
Minister Dion Foulkes con-
vened conciliation meetings in
October 2007, February and
May 2008, to begin the negotia-
tion process, Harborside refused
to recognise the minister’s
determination and said there
was no employer know as Har-
borside at Atlantis Management
Ltd.

The union president claimed
that: “This decision necessitates
a need for a full investigation
by the Department of Labour.
It is reasonable for an employ-
ee, when called upon to sign a
contract with his/her employer,
that the employer with whom
the contract is being executed
is indeed the legal employer.”



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 5B

OS a Le

staff would like to thank Bahamas
Customs, all the Customs Brokers and
all our beautiful customers that we
have served and had such a wonderful
relationship with for the past 29
years. We are grateful for all the phone
calls with such concern and commend-
ing us for our assistance in all your
shipping needs. It was a pleasure
serving you and we all will
cherish knowing we have made such
an impression in the business
community. 3

Elsie Carroll, Marietta Beckles,
Felicia Capron, Ida Lewis,
Winnie Barnett, Sharen Lowe



Dividend Notice

Ordinary Common Shares

The Board of Directors of. Colina
Holdings Bahamas Limited (CHBL) is
pleased to announce that a dividend

of $0.04 per Ordinary Common
Share will be paid to the Ordinary —
Common Shareholders of record of
CHBL on the 30" day of May 2008.

To: All members of The Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos
Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (BIRCCCU) Ltd. The Eugene
Cooper Building, # 9 Village Road.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance. with Section138 (4) :
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
BORLAND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC., is in dis-
solution. Lesley Fogden.is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at Landmark Management S.A.M., 17 Avenue de la Costa, MC
98000 Monaco. All persons having claims againts the above-
name company are required to send their names, addresses and
‘particulars of their debts or cliams to the Liquidator before June

20, 2008.









Notice is hereby given that the Twenty-Third (23) Annual General
Meeting of the Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos Co-operative
Credit Union Ltd. (Formerly Paradise Island Resort & Casino
Cooperative Credit Union Ltd.) will be held at Sandals Royal

Payment will made within |
Bahamian Resort & Spa Ballroom: Y will be ma within 10

days of the record date through
the Company's. Registrar and
Transfer. Agent, _ CFAL Ltd.

Saturday, June 14” 2008 commencing at 9:00 aun.





Leslay Fo

For the following purposes: Liquidator os. Gh.



To receive the Report of the Board of Directors for fiscal year 2007.
To receive the Audited Accounts for fiscal year 2007
To take action on such matters as may come before the meeting. ae
To elect members of The Board of Direciors S a ff re y S q uare

7 Bay Street

www.bahamasrealty.bs

THERE WILL BE NO SECOND CALL MEETING www.cbrichardellis.com

AS PER THE CO-OPERATIVE ACT 2005 SECTION 22



PRIME OFFICE SUITES £

BAHAMAS REALTY tp.
COMMERCIAL
In association with:

CBRE

CB RICHARD ELLIS
NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD

Board Secretary

Ranging From 1,332 to 2,807 sq. ft.
May 2008

Finished Shell
Ready For Immediate Occupancy
Parking Facilities Available

For More Information Call 396-0000



\

aaa aac eh ii

Bahamas Supermarkets Limited operates a leading supermarket
chain in The Bahamas. As a market leader, the Company prides
itself on. delivering premier service through its City Market
supermarkets, having a strong commitment to its customers,
associates and community.

An opportunity for a Chief Accountant to join this market leader
has arisen.

NOTICE |

WE WISH TO ADVISE THAT OUR OFFICES IN FREEPORT, ABACO
AND EXUMA WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY MAY 23"”, 2008.

ALL OF OUR OFFICES IN NASSAU (INDEPENDENCE DRIVE,
- CARMICHAEL & ROSETTA STREET) WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL
_ 1:00PM DUE TO OUR COMPANY'S AWARDS CEREMONY. —

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful applicant will
need to hold a professional accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA
or CMA) and have previously led a high-performing accounting
team in a diverse accounting environment. Key selection criteria
include:

Sound technical and practical experience in financial
accounting, and financial management controls and
systems
Strong business acumen with the ability to creatively
solve problems
Ability to manage, with a strategic focus, all aspects of a
high-volume accounting environment while providing
quality and meaningful financial information
Manage relationships within the business encompassing
budgeting, forecasting, reconciliation and analysis of all
operational accounts, cash flow and asset management
Ability to lead and motivate a dynamic financial team
Ability to identify system, control and _ process
improvements
Have superior communication and interpersonal skills
with the ability to mentor a team
Solid functional computer skills with working knowledge
of Microsoft applications and automated financial and
distribution reporting systems ;

If you have what it takes to succeed in this challenging role,

forward your resume and cover letter to:

WE DO APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVIENCE CAUSED.

PMinat





Human Resources Director
Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
East-West Highway « P. O. Box N 3738 * Nassau, Bahamas
Or e-mail to: humanresources@bahamassupermarkets.com
No telephone inquiries please

City Marke


PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



THE BAHAMAS

SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

MANAGER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BTVI
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education & °
Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at
improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian Jabour force. Part proceeds of this
loan is being used to Restructure, Reposition, and Reorganize BTV] into a recognized institute for
technical and career educational development. In support of this initiative, and the direction of
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, BTVI requires the services of a Manager,
Information Technology.

The Manager, Information Technology is a senior position and integral part of the
administrative team. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development of goals,
operating plans and objectives of the Institute / College as it relates to information technology.
This position reports directly to the Manager/ President of BTVI.

Qualified persons interested in fulfilling the role detailed below are invited to apply:

Assist in the planning and inyplementation of additions, deletions and major
modifications to the supporting regional infrastructure
Implement network security.
Oversee the administration and maintenance of the Institute's IT infrastructure
Manage and develop all changes and MPereS to the telephone. system including
routing for seating assignments
Oversee the administration and maintenance of computer stations and software
programs of the Student Success Learning Centre and provide additional support if
necessary.
Oversee administration and maintenance of ‘Empower’ administration software.
Collaborate with internal clients on all levels to resolve any IT-related issues.
Build and maintain vendor relationslupe and the Prsutenent of both hardware and
software products.

9, Ensure accurate inventory of all IT assets maintained.

10. Remain curtent with emerging industry practices.

11. Responsible for other special tasks, projects or assigmcnty as assigned by the
Manager/ President.

12. Position reports directly to the President/Managet, BTVI.- :

13. Serve as industry liaison with Business Community, Board of Trustees.

14, Work closely with the President of the Institute in assuring that the development
goals of the institute/ college are met.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ge Minimum Bachelor degree in Information Technology. Masters degree preferred with
Business Management experience.
* Certifications in MCSE; CCNA, MSSQL, Oracle and JavaScript are beneficial.
* Atleast Five years programming, system analysis and project leadership experience.

All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later than
May 30, 2008 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P.O. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: John Haughton
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
. Fax: (242) 325-4660



Baker's Bay

GOLF &@ QCEAN CLUS

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

\

. Director Food & Beverage !

Key Responsibilities

V Provide overall administration of all food and beverage outlets.

VÂ¥ Create and implement department policies, operating manuals, and
job descriptions; ensure adherence to department and overall
company policies. -



VÂ¥ 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.

\ 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. a

\ 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

\ Atleast 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.

\ 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, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit
your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training,
hr@bakersbyclub.com ork / fax at 242-367-0804.

ES, PEN eee
Risks in aiding home owners

@ By CHARLES DUHIGG
and DAVID M
HERSZENHORN
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

WHEN the Senate Banking
Committee approved legislation
on Tuesday to help suffering
homeowners refinance costly
loans, lawmakers said they had
found a way to rescue the hous-

ing market without requiring -

taxpayers to foot the bill.

By forcing the nation’s two
largest buyers of home loans —
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
— to hand over hundreds of
millions of dollars each year,
lawmakers said they were cre-
ating a fund that the govern-
ment could tap to refinance as
much as $85 billion in troubled
home loans.

Senators said the plan, which
empowers the Federal Housing
Administration, or FHA, to
insure risky loans, would most
likely help hundreds of thou-
sands of homeowners avoid
foreclosure and stabilize the
housing market.

But some say that the gov-
ernment’s housing plan is riski-
er_than disclosed and that if
home prices continue to decline
for years, taxpayers could be on
the hook for billions. ©

Others complain that the plan
creates worrisome pressures for
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
at a time when both companies
are struggling with enormous
losses and thin financial safety
nets. The companies are essen-
tial lubricants in today’s housing
finance market, and if either
stumbled, it could set off a
worldwide economic slowdown.

‘“There’s real concerns about
the degree of risk that FHA is
taking on,” said Howard Glaser,
a mortgage industry consultant
who served at the Department
of Housing and) Urban Devel-
opment in the Clinton adminis-
tration. “And everyone is call-
ing on Fannie and Freddie to
do more to stabilize the mort-
gage marketplace, but at what
point does imposing new costs
on those companies undermine
their financial safety?”

Lawmakers of. both parties
say such concerns are baseless.
Congressional aides say that the
housing plan’s estimated $1 bil-
lion cost will be more than off-
set by the $700 million a year
that Fannie Mae and Freddie

Mac will hand over and by the.

billions of dollars in new fees
the FHA will charge borrowers
and lenders.

“We believe we’ve identified
more than twice the funding
that this program needs,” said
Sen. Richard C. Shelby. of
Alabama, the senior Republi-

can on the Banking Commit-
tee. “We have to provide relief
to people who are at risk of los-
ing their homes, and this is a
good start.”

The Banking Committee
approved the foreclosure res-
cue plan by a vote of 19-2, with
eight Republicans joining all 11
Democrats on the committee in
favor of it. Republican Sens.
Jim Bunning of Kentucky and
Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming
were the two no votes.

The broad consensus on the
bill was a stark turnabout after
years of partisan debate over
how to tighten regulation of
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
and more recent disagreement
over whether the government
should help troubled home-
owners and lenders who might
have acted irresponsibly.

The Senate agreement under-
scores the view in both parties
that addressing problems in the
housing market is a political
necessity in a high-stakes elec-
tion year. Republicans who ini-
tially opposed helping struggling
borrowers agreed to extend a
hand, but only after Democrats
agreed to tap Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac, instead of tax-
payers, to cover the cost.

Even the White House, which
expressed staunch opposition
and threatened a veto when the
House passed a similar measure
earlier this month, seems to
have changed its tune. While
the White House said it needed
to review the specific language
of the bill, President Bush sug-
gested he was willing to support
it, especially because it contains
the tighter regulation of the
mortgage finance companies
that he has sought for years.

Shelby said that, while the
measure leans on Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac for financing
the rescue plan, it also ensures
their financial health by creating
a more powerful regulator to
oversee the companies.

For decades, Fannie and
Freddie have been overseen by
multiple regulators, each with

limited powers. Consolidating ,

oversight into one agency with
broad authority has long been a
priority for lawmakers who feel
the companies take too many
risks.

But critics worry that such
protections may not be enough.

They note that the governmen-

t’s estimates of the housing
plan’s cost make relatively con-
servative assumptions about
default rates and housing price
declines. Moreover, they note
that the housing plan that
passed the House has ear-
marked some of the same Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac funds
to pay for rebuilding New

Orleans and other areas affect-
ed by Hurricane Katrina. Now
Congress will have to choose
between conflicting plans.

“There’s other money in the
Senate bill that will pay for the
housing plan without dipping
into money for affordable hous-
ing,” said Rep. Barney Frank,
D-Mass., chairman of the
House Financial Services Com-
mittee. “I am very insistent that
we don’t abandon the people
in the Gulf.”

There also are lingering ques-
tions about how Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac will operate
once a new regulator is in place,
and after the companies begin
handing over hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars each year.
Although the funds the compa-
nies will hand over are compar-
atively small — only about five
cents for each dollar in mort-
gages the companies buy —
they may have significant rami--
fications for shareholders. i

The stock prices of both com-)
panies have been battered in|
recent months as they have}
announced billions in losses. ,
Both companies have been crit-;
icized for holding too little cap-'
ital in reserve and have recent-;
ly asked investors for fresh cap-)
ital infusions. Their new regu-)
lator, whom the president
would appoint, may require/
them to do business by stan-
dards that could sharply affect;
the companies’ bottom lines.

Those concerns were cote
ed by executives at the compa-,
nies themselves, who released
statements on Tuesday wanna
about the adverse effects
overregulation, and by share}
holders, who pushed down the
price of ‘both companies’ stocks.

Ultimately, analysts say, it is
likely that both companies will!
need to raise more capital this!
year. {
And it is unclear how;
investors will judge the housing!
plan, which in effect has drafted]
the companies to bail out hurt- |
ing homeowners. \

“The FHA bailout program
isn’t designed to help Fannie or;
Freddie, so why are they paying;
for it?” asked Tom Lawler, an.
economist who worked at Fan-
nie Mae for over two decades:
before leaving in 2006 ta;
become a consultant. “You:
could charge the banking SySx
tem, Wall Stréet; homé' builders
— there are lots of companies
that will actually benefit from’
this bailout who could have paid
for it. But they will get the ben
efit without having to pay.” |

Democratic aides said they.
pence the bill to be brought,

to the Senate floor in early,
June, after Congress returns}
from its Memorial Day recess. §

Position Available

Global United Limited is looking to employ a Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
with the following criteria.

Summary

Candidates must be able to perform mechanical repairs on both small gasoline
vehicles and heavy duty trucks (“mack trucks”).

The individual must be able to:

° Repair large diesel engines.

¢ Perform various tasks on truck chassis, such as the installation differentials, ;
gearboxes, pneumatic brake systems, etc.
Perform minimal welding as necessary.
Perform electrical duties as such as wiring, lights, etc.
Drive tractor heads properly.
Trouble shoot systems and read schematic diagrams.

Experience

¢ At least five years work experience as a diesel mechanic with experience
in executing the above.

All candidates are required to possess
e Aclean police record

e A drivers License
e Basic tools

Deadline for Submission of Resumes is May 30, 2008

Please forward cover letter and resume via mail, fax or email to:-
Human Resource Department
Global United Limited
P.O. Box CB-13838
Nassau, Bahamas
Re: Mechanic

Fax: 242-377-1261

Email:humanresources@ gulbahamas.com


THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 7B



PROGR ee A LSI Gul Ae an
Global oil prices surge past $132 per barrel

@ By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil
prices bolted to a new record
above $132 a barrel Wednes-
day after the government
reported that supplies of crude
oil and gasoline fell unexpect-
edly last week. And crude’s rise
in the futures market again
pressured consumers by pulling
prices at the pump higher — a
gallon of regular gas rose
overnight to a new record above
$3.80 a gallon.

With gas and oil prices set-
ting new records on a daily
basis, many analysts are begin-
ning to wonder whether any-
thing can stop runaway prices.
There are technical signals in

ATH
|” Business -
gliducation
Development —
Seminar

the futures market, including
price differences between near-
term and longer-term contracts,
that crude may soon fall. But
with demand for oil growing in
the developing world, and lit-
tle end in sight to supply prob-
lems in producing countries
such as Nigeria, few analysts are
willing to call an end to crude’s
rally.

In its weekly inventory report
Wednesday, the Energy
Department’s Energy Informa-
tion Administration said crude
oil inventories fell by more than
five million barrels last week.
Analysts had expected a modest
increase. Gasoline inventories
also fell and took the market
by surprise, while inventories
of distillates, which include

Tuesday May 27th, 2008

8am

- 5pm



Bahamas
Chamber of
Commerce

US Embassy

Bahamas:
Development
Bank

heating oil and diesel fuel, rose
less than analysts surveyed by
energy research firm Platts had
expected. §

Light, sweet crude for July
delivery rose as high as $132.08
a barrel in late morning trad-
ing on the New York Mercan-
tile Exchange before retreating
slightly to trade up $2.67 at
$131.65.

Investors seized on. the inven-
tory report to. boost prices
Wednesday, but traders inter-
ested in pushing prices higher
are increasingly picking and
choosing which news they wish
to pay attention to, analysts say.

“Even if this report was bear-
ish, with the momentum the
way it is right now, it wouldn’t
matter,” said Phil Flynn, an ana-

« Identifying & Creating Opportunities

lyst at Alaron Trading Corp. in
Chicago.

Crude prices first passed $130
overnight on concerns about
demand and a weaker dollar.
Analysts say crude has been
boosted in recent days by espe-
cially strong demand for diesel
in China, where power plants
in some areas are running des-
perately short of coal and cer-
tain earthquake-hit regions are
relying on diesel generators for
power.

The dollar, meanwhile, weak-
ened against the euro Wednes-
day. Investors see hard com-
modities such as oil as a hedge
against inflation and a weak dol-
lar and pour into the crude
futures market when the green-
back falls. A weak dollar also

makes oil less expensive to buy-
ers dealing in other currencies.

Many investors believe the
dollar’s protracted decline over
the past year has been the most
significant factor behind oil’s
rise from about $66 a barrel a
year ago to today’s highs.

At the pump, meanwhile, the
average national price of a gal-
lon of regular gas rose 0.7 cent
overnight to a record $3.807 a
gallon, according to a survey of
stations by AAA and the Oil
Price Information Service.
Prices are 60 cents higher than a
year ago, and many forecasters
believe they’ll hit $4 on a
national basis at some point
over the next month.

“That’s a fait accompli at this
point,” said Linda Rafield,

Keith Stokes, Executive Director
Newport Chamber of Commerce

Tourism as a-Tool in Business & Entrepreneurial
Development: Think Inside The box!

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Secretary General
Caribbean Tourism Organization

Making, Maximizing & Protecting
Your Investment (Panel Discussion)

Jerome Ferguson * Ronald Atkinson
Jerome Pinder « inspector Sandra Miller

Doing Business in The Bahamas

(Panel Discussion)
Barry Malcolm » Chester Cooper « Mario Cartwright

Andrew Wilson + Chris Mortimer

RSVP:

The British Airways Sale is going on now.
Book this special offer by 31 May 2008. |

| Upgrade to |
mee BRITISH AIRWAYS

ea ee Seminar Cost » $100
[242] 322-2145 |

info@thebahamaschamber.com



senior oil,analyst at Platts, the
energy research arm of
McGraw-Hill Cos.

Prices are already that high '
in many parts of the country,
and the number of stations
charging $4 or more rises each
day. Prices are nearing $5 a gal-
lon in parts of Alaska.

Diesel fuel rose 1.9 cents to
its own record of $4.558 a gallon
Wednesday. Rising prices of
diesel, used to transport most
consumer and industrial goods, .
are sending prices of food and
many other goods higher.

There are signs high prices
are cutting demand for gaso-
line, which fell slightly over the
past four weeks and has been
mostly lower since January,
according to EIA data. Only
serious “demand destruction,” a
jump in supplies from Nigeria
or other oil producing nations
or a jump in gasoline output by
USS. refiners could stop prices
from continuing to rise, Rafield
said. There is little sign that
demand will fall anytime soon
in fast-growing China, India and
the Middle East, she said.

A move by the government
to shore up the dollar, or an
announcement that the Federal
Reserve won’t cut interest rates
further, could also reverse the
upward momentum, Flynn said;
rate cuts tend to weaken the
dollar.

Still, the price differences
between the current, July crude
oil contract and contracts for
delivery of oil in later months
signal a possible correction, or
sharp price downturn, at some
point, Rafield said. Many ana-
lysts have long argued that
prices have risen well beyond
levels that can be justified by

‘supply and demand fundamen-

tals.

“Tt’s very difficult to call when
this is goifig to happen, but
when it happens, it’s going to
be quick and-ugly;” Flynn said.

In other Nymex trading, June
gasoline futures rose 6.43 cents-
to $3.3687 a gallon, and June
heating oil futures rose 7.11
cents to $3.8461 a gallon. June
natural gas futures rose 19.8
cents to $11.563 per 1,000 cubic
feet. In London, July Brent
crude rose $3.10 to $130.94 a
barrel on the ICE Futures
exchange.

TO BOOK VISIT BA.COM
OR CALL YOUR TRAVEL AGENT

us$ 699 LONDON

“For sale until 31 May, 2008 for travel in World Traveller until 28 Jun, 2008. Minimum stay 5 days, maximum stay 1 year. Tickets must
be purchased 72 hours after the booking is made, but no later than 31 May, 2008. Offer can be combined with a higher fare level. Fare is non
refundable, with date changes allowed for USD100. Child and infant discounts apply. Valid on direct services only. This fare attracts additional
taxes and fees. Other conditions apply.


as 8B, THURSDAY, WiAY 22, 20U8



“vour Bahamlan Supermarkets” er at Py
en



SUPER

VALUE |. ‘

NOW ACCEPTING

soe

—4 REDEEM A lnsielte hy STAMPS AT BED. BATH & HOME|

fais HUNT'S
No Salt/Stewed/
Whole Peeled



TOMATOES

14 oz. |

HAWAIIAN
PUNCH

64 oz.



Bottles/Cans
12 oz.

pe SOFT ‘i GENTLE
TISSUE

24 Rolls

©, DOUBLE STAMPS EVERY SUNDAY &

Pree

Dijon 5 sab thd! |

‘.
THE TRIBUNE

a > 5 LIBBY’S
Sn, ee | WHOLE KERNEL

CORN
SLICED

BEETS

_ 15 02z.

fee?

CAMPBELL'S
SUPERIORE

myc ated
MEATBALLS

HELLMANN’S
REGULAR

FRANCO AMERICAN SPAGHETTI
W/MEATBALLS 7 OZ. 99¢

ARMOUR

VIENNA _

Cay Cay
Behe edly ~

TOP RAMEN : 3
atte " DRESSINGS

CHEF CHOICE |
VEGETABLE )
“OL f

2.5 Gal.

JUICE BOWL

JUICES

APPLE

JUICY GELS \
SNACK ©
PUDDINGS |,

4 PK,

GENERIC

enol

Non-Concentrated

FABRIC
SOFTENER

er Tsay
THE TRIBUNE







TRAY PACK

CHICKEN
DRUM-
STICKS

B By DAVID ROYSE
Associated Press Writer




TALLAHASSEE, Florida
(AP) — Some uninsured Flori-
da residents may be able to
more easily get health care
coverage under legislation
signed Wednesday by Gover-
nor Charlie Crist.

The new law lets insurance
companies offer scaled-back
health plans without all the
usually required coverages.
That might make insurance
available to some people for
as little as $150 a month, Crist
said.

Under the law, some insur-
ance companies will join a state
programme in which they are
required to cover many basic
health care needs, such as
drugs, emergency care and





eae
5

U.S. CHOICE
BONE-IN | BONELESS

BONE-IN
MUTTON ea A Peet
ospitalization, but won’t be

STRIP
sige » ST ys 4 a ce required to pay for many treat-
alg RO i> a ST ma . KS _ ments that insurers generally

~U.S. CHOICE





must cover. Among those
might be mandated coverages
like certain screenings, or cov-
erage of certain transplants.
Insurers said those require-
" ‘e hs ments contribute to rising
‘ health care costs.

“It is not the Cadillac of
health plans, but if offers some-

’ thing very, very important for
the citizens of our state,” said

lela ls

=e i i, 8 a * we “ j Crist, who said shrinking the
iad | $ i * ' werk Mon. € SVAS = number of people in Florida
“ without health insurance, now



about 3.8 million, is one of his
top priorities. “It will take
away a lot of worry.”

The state programme,

IXIE FRESH & WISCONSIN GOLD
| ib. Block Salted & Unsalted
MIT TER ..ecsncessnersere Be 39.

GREEN GIANT, Asst'd 24 az.
PASTA ACCENTS... $5.59

PEPPERIDGE FARM, Asst'd. Layer, 19 oz.





“ALAXY, Sliced, 10 az.

HEESE woescncncc. 1.59 CAKES $3.49
TAMPICO Azst'd. Flavor, gal.
FRUIT PUNCH...........53.29 ED
ie co ty RSS 4s ea ~

OSCAR MAYER
BUN LENGTH

WIENERS

‘BAR-S
SLICED, COOKED

HAM

OSCAR MAYER
BEEF
BOLOGNA

12 oz. | 120z.

1 ib.



WHOLE ROTISSERIE

CHICKENS

FRESH BAKED

“OUND CAKES






SWEET
“4 HARVEST FRESH pA ad lpg
: Arever (26 BROCCOLI PEACHES .,
va NECTARINES
7 e






IDAHO
BAKING
, POTATOES

TOTES



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 98
BUSINESS

known as “Cover Florida,” will

be open to uninsured people -

aged 19-64. Children and the
elderly wouldn’t need it,
because they’re generally eli-
gible for other government
programmes such as Medicaid,
Medicare and the state’s Kid-
Care subsidized insurance pro-
gramme for children. To par-
ticipate, someone has to have

‘been uninsured for six months.

The new law will also allow
insurers who don’t participate
in the state “Cover Florida”
programme to also make

changes that may let them pro- .

vide cheaper policies. Under
that part of the law, organisa-
tions and insurance companies
would be allowed to offer

'scaled-back plans that have

even fewer requirements than
the ones participating in the
state programme.

Small businesses with less
than 50 workers would be able
to take advantage of a variety
of insurance policy options —
and things that aren’t exactly
insurance, like medical savings
accounts — under that part of
the law.

Some critics worried those
plans might not offer enough
consumer protections, but sup-
porters said that plans that
don’t cover everything are bet-
ter than’no insurance at all. |

State law generally has about |

50 mandated coverages for
most health insurance policies.

They range from-requirements .

that-policies must cover some
types of transplants to require-





now in force

ments for the number of days
that women must be allowed

‘to remain in the hospital afte

child birth.

Crist went on the road to ccl-
ebrate the signing of the bill,
heading first to the Ryder
Trauma Center in Miami,
which treats many uninsured
patients and often gets stuck
with the cost. That, in turn, fur-
ther drives up the cost of
health care for everyone,
experts said.

Crist said he hopes the avail-
ability of cheaper coveragé
may reduce the number of
people needing emergency
care, because they will be more
likely to treat problems early.

“One in five Floridians goes

‘ to bed at night worrying about

how to pay for medical care,”
Crist said. “And they wait to
go to the doctor until they have
a medical emergency.”

Later, Crist went to the Uni-
versity Community Area
Health Center, a clinic in north
Tampa.

The bill also allows families
with children who make too
much money to participate in
the KidCare programme to
pay full premiums and get th:
coverage through the pro-
gramme. It also requires insur-

‘ance companies to offer fami-

lies the option to keep unmar
ried adult children enrolled on
their family health policy unti!
age 30.

e Associated Press Write:
Mitch Stacy in Tampa con-
tributed to. this report.


PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

BUSINESS atl

Telecoms licence requires
a ‘50% profit margin’



FROM page 1B

business, we, need some assur- ~

ance that BTC/SRG will not
change its prices at any time, or
refuse to deliver service on
time.”

The proposed PUC licence
would in theory see BTC, and
possibly SRG, act as whole-
salers of fixed-line voice ser-
vices to the new licensee, who
would then re-sell these ser-
vices to the Bahamian public -
business and residential con-
sumers.

Ms Colebrook, in her April
7, 2008, letter to the PUC, said
US-based carriers operated on
a 50 per cent profit margin,
something that the new
Bahamian licensee would
require, too.

“In other words, their cost
of goods sold (network/local
long distance rates etc) is no
more than 50 per cent or what
they sell for,” Ms Colebrook
said.

“If your rate is $0.30 per
minute, our purchase rate
should $0.15 or less. We would
need this margin to cover

IN THE MATTER OF LAND SHARK
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

AND _

IN THE MATTER OF A DEBENTURE AND FIRST
DEMAND LEGAL MORTGAGE OF ALL THOSE
pieces parcels or lots of land being Lots No. 6, 7 & 8 in
Block #1 of the Westward Villas Subdivision situate in
the Western District of the Island of New Providence one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
which said Debenture has been lodged for record at the
Registry of Records in Volume 9849 at pages 549 to 572

NOTICE OF RECEIVERSHIP

TAKE NOTICE that the Public is hereby advised
that LAND SHARK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED (the

Company) is in Receivership.

HLB Galanis: Bain of Shirlaw House, Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas, has been appointed Receivers and

Managers of the Company.

Dated the 13" day of May A._D., 2008.

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas



OF THE BAHAMAS. 2007/CLE/qui/00578

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division ©

‘IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Building
AND

IN THE MATTER of all those three. pide of
land totaling 1.246 Acres situate at the North-
Eastern junction of Bernard Road and Adderley
Street in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Heritage Limited

billing costs, overhead, bad
debt, labour etc.”

The wholesale agreement
between the proposed licensee
and BTC/SRG would have to
be approved by the PUC, and
One World Communications
suggested the two existing car-
riers be subject to fines for
“non-compliance”. It also
urged that the new licensee
should not pay any licence fees
to the PUC until “an accept-
able contract is negotiated”
with BTC/SRG.

One World Gites

tions’ fellow telecoms com-

petitor, Direct Access Inter-

national Bahamas, said a con-
dition in the proposed
reseller’s licence, allowing the
PUC to revoke it with six mon-
th’s notice, needed to be
amended.

Direct Access’s office man-
ager, Carmen Smith, said that
under condition 7 of the pro-
posed resale licence, the PUC
“reserves for itself the right to
revoke a licence upon six
months’ notice, irrespective of
whether a licensee is otherwise

in compliance with any condi-
tion of the licence”.

As a result, she warned:
“Therefore, a licensee will
always be at risk of losing the
licence, even if it has fully com-
plied with all conditions. This
tisk is not fair, and likely will
not be acceptable, to many
entrepreneurs or businesses
that would otherwise seriously
consider becoming licensed
resellers of voice telecommu-
nications services.....

“A licence that can be
revoked at any time for any
reason completely undermines
such certainty, and thus would
be a disincentive to enter the
Bahamas telecommunications
market as a reseller.”

The resale licensee, Direct

Access International Bahamas |

said, would have to either own
or contract billing centre ser-
vices, in addition to entering
into contracts with other tele-
coms providers for billing,
transport and termination ser-
vices, all of which required
commitments greater than six
months in duration.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for the following position
School Year 2008-2009
For Grade 7-12

WINDERMERE HIGH SCHOOL
Savannah Sound, Eleuthera

1 Physical Education

Qualifications:
e Must be born again Christian _,
¢ Must have a, Teacher’s Certificate

e First Degree

e At least 2 years teaching experience

_ Applications should be addressed to:

THE DIRECTOR
WINDERMERE HIGH SCHOOL
P.O.BOX EL 25063
GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS
And should arrive no later than
June 30, 2008

Bahamas Law Enforcement
Co-operative Credit Union Ltd



THE TRIBUNE

LCT TCS TW a

EMCEE RTT EI)

UE) area CTD

GN-682
MINISTRY OF FINANCE

ko CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS

NOTICE

THE BANKS AND TRUST
COMPANIES REGULATION ACT, 2000 .

Notice is hereby given that the Governor,
pursuant to Section 18(1)(a)(iii) of the Banks
and Trust Companies Regulation Act, 2000,
has revoked by Order dated the 13th May,
2008, the restricted trust licence granted to
Atlaw Trustees Limited on the 12th day of
March, 2003, on the grounds that the
company has been dissolved.

Signed
Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank of The Bahamas



Learn to ter Ae



..Entirely Free!
EXCITING SEMINARS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU

READ AND INTERPRET THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF!

The Gospels - Part 1 - 3 Sessions
Tuesday, May 27th (7:00-9:00pm)
Wednesday, May 28th (7:00-9:00pm)
Thursday, May 29th (7:00-9:00pm)

' VENUE.
New Providence Community Centre on Blake ead

REGISTRATION
Provide name, phone number and email address (if possible)



(1) Email to: biblereadingseminar@yahoo.ca
(2) Or call Penny: 325-3177
(3) Or mail information to: P.O. Box N-993,
Nassau, Bahamas
* All expenses are paid for by the
Christadelphian Bible Mission of Canada.

* Light refreshments are served
throughout the seminar.

* Materials included

Make your Bible







UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd. a leading international trust
company has an opening for the position of a



NOTICE OF PETITION

NOTICE. is hereby given _ that
COMMONWEALTH HERITAGE LIMITED of the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (hereinafter called “the
Petitioner”) claims to be the owner of the unencumbered fee
simple in possession of the land hereinafter described, that
is to say: ALL THOSE three parcels of land totaling 1.246
Acres situate at the North-Eastern junction of Bernard Road
and Adderley Street in the. Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and has made application to the Supreme
Court in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas aforesaid
under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to
have its title to the said land investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act.

A Plan of the said land may be inspected during
normal office hours in the following places:-

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

BUILDING .

NOTICE OF
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THE RE WILL NOT BE A SECOND
CALL. AS PER THE CO-OPERATIVE
ACT 2005 SECTION 22

Business Analyst / Programmer

In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

Maintenance and development of accounting related
software

Database development using SQL and VBA
programming

Provide training and second level support to users

We are searching for an individual with a strong background
in relational database modeling and sound knowledge in
software and database development.

Minimum Requirements:

(b) Shadrach A. Morris, Jr. & Co., Chambers,

ShaRon House,

235 Baillou Road,

Nassau, The Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having

The 23" Annual General Meeting of the Bahamas
Law Enforcement Co-operative Credit Union Ltd will
be held on

e 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:

dower or rights of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not
recognized in the Petition shall on or before the expiration
of Thirty (30) days of the last publication file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner and the undersigned a
statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form, verified
by an affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a statement of his or her claim on
or before the Thirty (30) days after the last publication will
operate as a bar to such claim.

Saturday, May 24", 2008

at
9:00 am
at

BA/BSc. degree in MIS, Computer Science or similar
qualification

A basic knowledge in the field of Accounting and/or
Accounting systems would be a plus.

SHADRACH A. MORRIS, JR. & CO.

Holy Trinity Activities Centre
Trinity Way

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:

ShaRon House
235 Baillou Road
P.O. Box N-4421
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner

Stapledon Gardens

Refreshments will be provided



hrbahamas@ubs.com _ or



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



A SINE Se ei
Cell phone customers
may receive fee break

lm By JOHN DUNBAR
Associated Press Writer

_ WASHINGTON (AP) —
The government is quietly
negotiating to help cell phone
customers avoid expensive fees
when they cancel contracts
with wireless companies, The
Associated Press has learned.

Cell phone companies rou-
tinely charge customers $175
or more for quitting their ser-
vice early.

Under a proposal to the
Federal Communications

Commission, the wireless :

industry would give consumers
the opportunity to cancel ser-
vice without any penalty for
up to 30 days after they sign a
cell phone contract or until 10
days after they receive their
first bill.

The proposal also would cap
such fees and reduce them
month by month over the
course of a contract based on
how long customers have left,
according to people familiar
with the offer speaking on con-
dition of anonymity because
the FCC has not accepted it.
The plan would not abolish
cancellation fees entirely and
would not refund such fees to
anyone who paid them.

‘In exchance for the govern-
ment’s approval, the agree-
ment would let cell phone
companies off the hook in state
courts where they are being
sued for billions of dollars by
angry customers. If approved
by the FCC, the proposal also
would take away the authority
of states to regulate the
charges, known as early termi-
nation fees.

Lawyers representing cus-’

tomers who are suing over the
fees are strongly opposed.
“It’s Christmas in May for
the companies,” said Pamela
Gilbert, an attorney with
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, a
Washington D.C.-based law
firm working on one of the
class action lawsuits against the
industry. a ;

She said if the FCC agreed, ::

TMi



_ The Bahamas Dental Act, 1989 requires that all persons practicing in the dental
profession in The Bahamas be registered and licensed with the Bahamas Dental



to the proposal, it would save
cell phone companies hun-
dreds of millions of dollars.
“The people left holding the
bag are the millions of people

-who paid illegal ETFs (termi-

nation fees) and now will nev-
er get their money back,” she
said.

The nation’s No. 2 wireless
company, Verizon Wireless,
offered the proposal to the
FCC for its review after high-
level meetings with senior FCC
officials. It did so in consulta-
tion with other leading wire-
less companies, whose execu-
tives indicated they would not
oppose its provisions, people
familiar with the offer told the
AP.

The FCC declined to com-
ment. (8

Consumers who have paid

_ such fees describe them as

exorbitant.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Ric
Causey of Allen, Texas, who
paid $600 in termination fees
to Sprint on contracts for three
cell phones after he canceled
service because of what he said
was poor reception around
Dallas.

“T understand the fine print,
but I ended up paying $200 per
phone just to switch service,”
Causey said. He complained
to executives to no avail. “I
never got any satisfaction,” he
said. “I figured I’d deal with it

later, but I never got reim- ~

bursed.”

Causey, a freelance video
producer, said he never imag-
ined refusing to pay the fees
out of fear it would hurt his
credit rating.

Wireless companies said the
cancellation fees are necessary

to recover the cost of cell .

phones, which they subsidize
under long-term service con-
tracts, and to defray their costs
for signing up new customers.
Consumer groups said the fees
are unreasonable and intended
to discourage customers from
switching. among providers.
The expensive fees have led
to’class-action lawsuits in sev-



Council. The qualifications for each profession 4s outlined:

A DENTIST is a healthcare professional who has obtained qualifications in either
Doctor of Dental Surgery (), Doctor of Dental Medicine (), Bachelor of Dentistry
(), Bachelor of Dental Science (), or Bachelor of Dental Surgery/Chirurgiae ) or
(Q or equivalent. Once an individual has attain such qualifications and has completed
at least 4 years of postgraduate study, or generally, 2 years of clinical experience
working with patients in an educational setting, he is eligible for practice.

A dental hygienist is a person who specializes in preventive , typically but not
limited to focusing on techniques in . Local dental regulations printed in the
Bahamas Dental Act/Regulations determine the duties hygienists are able to
perform. Some of the.common procedures are taking of , placement of , scaling,
root planting and-cleaning and in most jurisdictions, a Hygienists work the general
supervision of a Dentist. In order to become a Dental Hygienist, one must complete
a two-year degree after science and general education prerequisites. However,
there are also four-year and six-year degrees in dental hygiene.

A Dental technician is a member of the dental team, also. Once given a written
work order, he/she produces dental appliances such as a removable prosthesis,
including , and fixed prostheses, such as. and. Dental technicians manipulate
and other , , , in order to custom manufacture dental appliances and indirect that
will exactly fit a patient. A dental technician may not perform any service directly
on a patient. Dental laboratory technicians receive either an associate degree or
a certificate after having completed a two-year program at a community college,
vocational school, technical college, university or dental school. There also are
‘a few programs that offer a four-year baccalaureate in dental technology.

eral states and legislative pro-
posals on Capitol Hill and in
state legislatures around the
country. .

The industry’s proposal
would link cancellation fees to
actual costs incurred by a wire-
less company, and it would
require companies to prorate
any fees over the course of the
contract. Verizon Wireless cur-
rently reduces such fees but
never below $60. Other major
providers, including AT&T
Inc., have announced plans to
prorate fees.

The proposal also would
prohibit a wireless company
from imposing a termination
fee on customers, who change

terms of their contract or end ©

one contract period and begin
another.

Verizon Wireless is a joint
venture between Verizon
Communications Inc..and the
Vodafone Group PLC of
Britain. Verizon Wireless, with
about 66 million subscribers,
is the second-largest wireless
company behind AT&T Inc.,
with 70 million customers.

The wireless industry is
increasingly worried about a
series of long-running, class-
action lawsuits in state courts.
One lawsuit against Sprint
Nextel is under way in Cali-
fornia, and plaintiffs in ‘a New
York case in arbitration are
seeking $1 billion in refunds.

Federal law prohibits states
from regulating wireless rates
but gives them authority over

‘some terms and conditions

under wireless contracts. The
industry’s Washington lobby-
ing group, CTIA, previously
asked the FCC to consider can-

‘cellation fees to be rates, which

would preclude state govern-
ments and courts from any
jurisdiction over them.

‘fn September, Sens: Amy
Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jay
Rockefeller, D-W.Va., intro-
duced the “Cell Phone Con-
sumer Empowerment Act,”
which would require prorated
fees and.a 30-day window for
customers to exit a contract. ©



The following list of Dentists obtained
Licenses under Section 10 of the Dental Act,
1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

ADDERLEY
ALLEYNE
ALMIRA

’ ALMIRA
ARANHA
ARCHER

BACCHUS
BAIN
BAIN’
BASTIAN
BASTIAN
BAZARD
BETHEL
BONAMY

CAMBRIDGE
CLARKE
CONLIFFE
COVE

COVE
CRAWFORD
CUMBERBATCH

~ DAVIES
DAVIS

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 11B

ni

Living Beyond Cancer Suppo Group
_ SATURDAY MAY 31ST, 2008

10:00am. to 4:00p.m.
Cancer Caring Centre
523574482 or 324-444]

East Terrace, 2 doors South of ZNS

ALL ARE WELCOME |



"Mittd, Bedy & Soul’

CELEBRATE LIFE, RELAX
& REJUVENATE yourself! .

“1. Nutrition, are you eating healthy?
.2. Skin cancer and what are the

symptoms?
3. A facial demonstration.

4. Relationships and food for your

soul.

Straw work, jewelry atid protnetiorial iberis
will be ort sale. Marticures will also be available.



OFFICIAL GAZETTE
Bahamas Dental Council

Catherine
Kenneth
Dindo
Maria
Artherine
Jacqulin

Olga

Kay
Larry
Karen
Wesley
Dante |
Marsha
Therese

Sythela .
Antoine .
Vaughan
Norman
Sandra
Ricardo
Brasil

Mark
Anthony

FREE LUNCH

Designed by Hahathas web portal

www. bahathaswebportal.coth

NEWBOLD

PEARCE
PERCENTIE
PICKSTOCK

RASHAD
REID
RICHARDSON
RICHARDSON
ROLLINS
ROMER
ROUSSOS
RUSSELL
RYAN

SAWYER
SCAVELLA.
SEYMOUR
STRACHAN
STUART
SWEETING

THEOPHILUS
THOMPSON
TILBERG

VANDERPOOL
VARGA
VASSELL

WARREN
WOOD

Kenworth

Shequel
Leatendore
Joyous

Munir
Charlene
Kimberley
Osmond
Sylvester
Hayward
Desiree
Lofton
Michael

. Marlene
Tavette
Copelin
Ellen
Wendy
Sidney

Julius
Woodley
Todd

Cyril
Christopher
Danette

Annette
Cynthia





KING
KNOWLES
LIGHTBOURN
LOCKHART

Valencia
Giselle
Indirah
Mika
MOXEY Austia
ROBARDS
ROLLE
RUTHERFORD

Leah
- Sanna
Jerice

SANDS. *
SINCLAIR
SMITH
SUTHERLAND
SYMMONETT

Lesia
Barrington
Giovanna
Shannon
Della-Reese

WARD ° Jill

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

OFFICIAL GAZETTE’
Bahamas Dental Council

The following list of Dental Technicians
obtained Licenses under Section 14 of the
Dental Act, 1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

32. (3) Any person not being a dentist who -. ENEAS Ir

Erskine

Cleveland
Rosamund



(a) assumes or uses any name, title or description implying that he is entitled

to be recognized as a person authorized or qualified to practice as a dentist; ' HIGGS

FERGUSON
FORBES
FRANCIS
FRANCIS

FRANKS

Sparkman
Charles
Emmanuel
Welmilya
Russane

Danny

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

TAYLOR Leonard

(b) advertises or holds himself out as a person authorized or qualified to
THEOPHILUS SR. Eneas

practice as a dentist; or

WEECH Irwin

(c) practices as a dentist, is guilty of an offence and liable on summary
conviction......

GIBSON” Gill OFFICIAL GAZETTE

Melanie Bahamas Dental Council

Richard

HALKITIS
HOLFORD



(4) Any dental auxiliary who performs dental services other than those in
respect of which he is registered under this Act, or performs dental services
otherwise than in accordance with this Act is guilty of an offence and liable on
summary conviction.....:.

The following list of Dental Hygienists
obtained Licenses under Section 14 of the
Dental Act, 1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

IFERENTA Renee

Elexis
Karen

JOFFRE
JOHNSON BAIN
BARRY
BEAL
BOWE

BROOKS

Raynell
Deborah
Claudette
Carol
Cheryl

33. (1) Subject to subsection (3), a person who, for the purpose of practicing
dentistry or performing dental services, has in his possession or control dental
health appliances, equipment or supplies is guilty of an offence and liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars
or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.

KNOWLES Hadassah

OFFICIAL GAZETTE

EEE ‘ yaa Bahamas Dental Council

LEWIS Kirk
LEWIS Nigel
LOCKHART Hiram
LOUIS John
LOUIS John
LUNDY II Leo
MACKEY Michelle
MAJOR Kendal
MAJOR Michelle
McCARTNEY Cyd
McIVER Kareem
McIVER Veronica
McWEENEY Vincent
MORTEMORE Tanya
MUNROE Derwin

DORSETT Amy

DUNCOMBE June The following list of Dental Nurse obtained

License under Section 14 of the Dental Act,

2) For the purposes of subsection (1) possessi trol of dental health
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) possession or control of dental hea! 1989, as at 31st March, 2008.

appliances, equipment or supplies by a person is prima facie evidence that the
possession or control is for the purpose of practising dentistry or performing
dental services by that person in contravention of this section.

FORBES
FORBES

Samantha

Sonia FERGUSON Lagloria
Samantha
Jacqueline

Jeanette

GAITOR
GIBSON

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to the possession or control of dental health GREEN

appliances, equipment or supplies by-



INGRAHAM Margot

Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council

(a) a person registered under this Act;
(b) a person dealing in dental appliances, equipment or supplies; or
(c) a person permitted by the Council to have such possession or control.

JOHNSON
JONES

Denise
Gurceille


PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



EO TTS SS a Ta
$65m spent on Container Port's latest expansion

FROM page 1B

the international currency mar-
kets, meant it was becoming
increasingly expensive for the
Freeport Container Port to
purchase/hire specialist con-
struction equipment from
Europe.

The Tribune’s source said
this meant Phase V’s ultimate
costs, when fully completed in
two years’ time, would be “well
in excess” of the original $250
million estimate.

“They’ve probably spent $65

million since last December,”

the source said of Freeport
Container Port’s Phase V
investment, which will ulti-
mately add 500 metres of quay
space and six cranes.

Phase V is seen as adding

additional docking and wharf
space to help Freeport Con-
tainer Port, which the source
said was “booming” in terms of
container throughput and
“above capacity right now”.
Tribune Business revealed
on Tuesday how Freeport
Container Port’s 2007 operat-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JULIUS RICARDO SMITH
of KOOL ACRES, P.O: BOX FH-14063, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for roalsteation 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.

15th day of Ma
Nationality and
Bahamas.

2008 to the Minister responsible for
itizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,



ing income decreased by 10 per
cent, despite its throughput 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
majority shareholder, Hutchi-
son Whampoa, which also dis-
closed 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 Contain-
er Port in February 2008 to “its
strategic minority sharehold-
er”. This reduced the Hong
Kong-based conglomerate’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 operating
income decreased by 10 per
cent,” Hutchison Whampoa
said.

“An expansion project to
ease congestion at peak times,
and. to handle additional
demand, commenced 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 inter-
est to its strategic minority
shareholder, and the Ports divi-
sion 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 current staff
complement of 864, and
involve a $250 million invest-
ment.

Financing is key issue for $100m cruise port

FROM page 1B

the construction and operation
of a new cruise terminal in
Grand Bahama. There are var-

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays

ious parties involved.”

The source said a new cruise
port was pegged to cost “in
excess of $100 million”, and
“someone’s got to pay for it”.
Who pays, and how much, is
understood to be a key issue
yet to be decided, along
obtaining a commitment from
the cruise lines to call more
frequently on Freeport for the
project to make economic
sense.

Without such a commitment,
the 145-150 calls per year by
cruise ships that Freeport cur-

rently received will not be '
.enough to make a new port

economically viable. The Tri-

the frequency of cruise ship
calls would have to increase
significantly.

Another issue to be decid-
ed, this newspaper under-
stands, is how many berths the
new cruise port should have,
given that the cost of con-
struction per berth increases
the more there are.

Yet obtaining a commitment
from the cruise lines would
encourage the Grand Bahama
tourism industry - excursion
operators, transportation and
tour providers, straw vendors,

retailers, restaurants and oth-
ers - to upgrade their product
to give the ships an incentive to
visit Freeport by “creating a
destination”.

“It requires a major com-
mitment from the cruise lines
to create a destination,” The
Tribune’s source said. “Every-
one recognises the importance
of the cruise business to the
island and its economy, and
the parties will do their best to
bring the talks to a successful
conclusion as soon as they
can.” ;

NOTICE

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT NOTICE
SALE by TENDER

_ The following vehicles are offered for sale:

Plate Number Year Make

1823
1829

1830

2173

1599

1820

W211 JAAS EE ents
EIAF2--- pts ae
' T1168

T1151

T1167

2001

1997
1997
1997
2000
1995
1997
1997
1997
1997
1997.
1997
1999

Nissan AD Wagon
Nissan AD Wagon
Nissan AD Wagon
Nissan AD Wagon
Chevy Cavalier
Kia Pride

Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
F150 P/U Truck
Ford Ranger
Pregio Bus

These vehicles can be viewed by contacting
. Superintendent David ‘Beneby at Customs
Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, telephone
number 326-4401 during the hours. of
Sam and 5pm, Monday thrugh — Friday.
Sealed Tenders should be addressed:

Tender for Vehicles
Comptroller of Customs (Acting)
P.O. Box N-155

Nassau, The Bahamas

Tenders are to be submitted no later than 5pm on
May 30th, 2008. The Comptroller reserves the right
to reject any or all tenders.





COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Equity Side
, NOTICE
THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969

The Petition of PEARLINE BULLARD AND DORIS STURRUP |

both of: the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in the Settlement of
George Town in the Island of Exuma one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and being Lot Number 137 and
bounded on the NORTH by a ten (10) feet wide public road in the
said Settlement of George Town and running thereon Ninety-six and
Ninety Hundredths (96.90) feet on the EAST by Lot Number One
Hundred and Thirty-eight (138) of the said Settlement of George
Town and running thereon One Hundred and Nine and Sixty-one
Hundredths (109.61) feet SOUTH by Lot Number One Hundred
and Forty-two (142) of the said Settlement and running thereon

Ninety-seven and Twenty-five Hundredths (97.25) feet, WEST by ,
Lot Number One Hundred and Thirty-six (136) and running thereon |
One Hundred and Sere and’ Deven -two Hundredths a 72)

feet:

The Petitioners, PEARLINE BULLARD AND DORIS STURRUP,
claim to be the owners of the fee simple estate in possession of the

. pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioners

have made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959,
to have their title to the said land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in acaougance with the provisions of the said
Act.

Copies of the field plan ray be inspected goes normal office hours
at:-

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

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of '

dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the said
Petition shall-on or before the 21st day of July, A.D. 2008 file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement
of Claim in the prescribed form verified by an’Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement
of Claim on or before the 2Ist day of July, A.D. 2008 will operate
asabartosuchclaim. —

HOPE STRACHAN & CO
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, Bahamas

bune has been informed that

NOTICE is hereby given that ANTHONY CHARLES
of ELSIDE ESTATE OFF MACKEY STREET, SOUTH
BEACH, P.O. BOX N-772, 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 22ND 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 DERECK ALCINOR. of
DOMINGO HEIGHTS, SOUTH BEACH, P.O. BOX
N-10103, 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 15th 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 EVELYN EUGENE of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is-applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,

for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, afd 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 15th day of May 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PRIVATE VALUE ALTERNATIVE FUND LIMITED (SAC) is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business Companies
' Act 2000 s.137 and section 45 of the Segregated Accounts Companies
Act, Chapter 396C.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 19, 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 23rd 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



N.C.S

Nassau Courier Service & Purchasing Agent
“We Move Cargo’
Servicing the Family Island for over ten years!
We do Pick-ups from all your Favorite Stores.

PLACE YOUR ORDER EVERY FRIDAY AND PICK UP ON TUESDAYS

“BRING YOUR BIN TO PUT IT IN”
$10 - $50 BINS.

Have your orders
shipped to
or dropped of at:
Nassau Courier & Purchasing Agent
850 S.W. 34th Street,
Ft, Lauderdale Zip 33315
(with your name or your company’s name) |

Email Your Request to nassaucourier@live.com
Phone (242) 393-6869 or (226-2929)

Ask for Mike or Lisa

WE SHOP
WHOLESALE!


THE TRIBUNE



Bahamians

urged to lose

trade fears

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHAMIANS need to get
away from their fear of the
world as it relates ‘to interna-
tional trade, the minister of
state for finance, Zhivargo
Laing, said yesterday.

“If you say that you don’t

want others to come here and
compete with me, you already
say that you are not as good
as other people,” he told the
business community at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s Annunal General
Meeting.
. Mr Laing said Bahamian
workers and businesses should
not be afraid of anyone, and
should aspire to be world con-
tenders.

He added, though, that the
Bahamas was a small country,
and it simply did not have
expertise in certain areas.

“We have inefficiences in
our own econ: mic operations
that we simply have to get rid
of, whether in the private or
public sector, ‘and barriers to
our own advancements,” Mr

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays



Laing said.

He pointed out that in sign-
ing trade agreements, Bahami-
ans should always look to the
opportunities they can glean
from them.

The Bahamas can no longer
pursue trade policy in the hap-
hazard manner it has done
before, Mr. Laing said.

In particular, the minister
expressed the view that it
would have been to the
Bahamas’ definite advantage
to have proceeded and
finalised its accession to full
membership into the World
Trade Organisation, back in
2000, when it expressed its ini-
tial interest and submitted its
Memorandum. of Trade
Regime.

Mr Laing said WTO mem- '
bership would have given the »
‘Bahamas a much-needed

insight into the trade agree-
ments and negotiations the
country is now participating in,
with that status providing the
foundations upon which it
could negotiate.

Mr Laing said the. Govern-

ment will be implementing a |

number of measures as it
relates to trade, and bolster-
ing the Bahamas’ negotiating
capacity.

This will include the creation
of an International Trade Unit
in the Ministry of Finance,
whose staff will have full-time
responsibility for monitoring
and consulting the private sec-

‘tor on trade issues.

Mr Laing added that the unit
will liaise with the College of
the Bahamas, which will con-
duct research on trade-related
matters, as well as engage con-
sultants in the area;-both

domestically and internation-
ally. Mr Laing said the Gov-
ernment is seeking to increase
the level of human resources in
this area.

The minister added that the
Government would like to
improve the Bahamas Trade
Commission by having one
representative from each
industry appointed to the body,
which would facilitate consul-
tation on trade matters.

The minister explained that
with negotiations on the Free
Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA) stalled, and Bahami-
an WTO memebrship a work
in progress, the only current
agreement on the table is the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) with the Euro-
pean Union.

Mr Laing explained that the
services offers from the

Bahamas and:Haiti on the:
EPA were due by the end of .
. June. He said that once the

document has ‘undergone its
vetting process, the offer
should be available for public
access.

However, he also pointed
out that the Bahamas will have

to determine fairly soon where.
' it stands on the Caribbean

Basin Initiative (CBI) and
Caribcan agreements - the
agreements governing its trade
relations with the US and
Canada respectively - which he

said will likely have to be ©

amended to reflect WTO

Tequirements.

Mr Laing also expressed
regret that the Bahamian peo-
ple were left “clueless” until
the last minute regarding the
necessity to make services and
goods offers for the EPA.

“Being informed about local news, sports,

entertainment and world events is important to

me. The Tribune is my choice for news and

information. The Tribune is my newspaper.”

JASON RAHMING
CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN

Purchase The Tribune from your
local store or street vendor.

The Tribune

My Voice. My Vlew;



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 13B

THE BAHAMAS

SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BH-L1003

VICE PRESIDENT/CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION, BTVI

The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education &
Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at
improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour force. Part proceeds of this
Joan is being used to Restructure, Reposition, and Reorganize BTV] into a recognized institute for
technical and career educational development. In support of this initiative, and the direction of
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, BITVI requires the services of a VP, Career &
Technical Education.

The VP. Career & Technical Education is a senior and integral part of the administrative
team. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development of goals, operating plans
and objectives of the Institute /College and assist in coordinating and ditecting activities to
achieve these objectives,

Qualified persons interested in fulfilling the role detailed below are invited to apply:

1.
2,
3.

4,

5s

6.

7,
8.
9,
10.
11.
12.

Position reports directly to the President/ Manager, BTVI.

Serve as industry liaison with Business Community, Board of Trustees.

Work closely with the President of the Institute.in assuring that the development
goals of the institute / college are met.

Serve as spokesperson for the institute to diverse audiences, including industry
leader and partners, communication media, donor, community organizations,
students and parents. :

- To assist in working consistently towards the growth, development and promotion

of the institute.

To collaborate with industry to enhance the development of the Institute, staff,
programmes and physical resources.

To assist with the guidance and motivation of staff in the performance of their duties.
To promote a positive image of Technical/ Vocational education.

To assist with conducting meetings with administrators, general staff and students.
To assist with the coordination and preparation of the annual budget.

To represent the Manager / President where necessary.

Responsible for other special tasks, project or assignments as assigned by the
Manager/ President.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE.
Doctorate in Education preferred, but minimum of a Master’s degree in Educational
Leadership, Business or related discipline considered.
Five to Ten (5-10) years of leadership, supervision or management experience. _
Must possess strong leadership ability, supervisory expenetice and willingness to accept
responsibility.
Must have excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills:

All interested persons must submit Curricntenn Vitae/ Resumes so as to arrive no later than
Friday, May 30, 2008 and addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P. O. Box N 3913/14

Thompson Boulevard

Nassau, The Bahamas

Attention: John Haughton

IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748

Fax: (242) 325-4660

Email: jhaughtonidbproject@yahoo.com

MINISTRY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
RESIDENTIAL CARE ESTABLISHEMENTS

LICENSING AUTHORITY

LICENSED AND REGISTERED FACILITIES

The Resedential Care Establishemnt Licensing Authority ©
would like to advise the public that the following Residential

Care Facilities are duly licensed and registered to operate

in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

1. Teen Challenge

2. AShepherd’s Nook

3. Coastline Community Care
4. Naomi Christie Centre

5. Twilight Home for the Elderly

6. Bilney Lane Children’s Home

7. The Nazareth Centre

8. Mary Ingraham Intergenerational Centre

9. Ranfurly Home for Children

10. Links Safe House

11. Elizabeh Estates Children Home

12. Great Commission Ministries (Faith House)
13. Great Commission Ministries (Hope House)
14. A& A Comfort Care |

15. Burrows Home for the Aged (Grand Bahama)
16. Old Bright Mission Home (Cat Island) +

17. Central Home for the Elderly (Grand Bahama)
18. Raybertha’s Senior Citizen’s Home (Grand Bahama)
19. The Haven |

20. Soldier Road Senior Citizen’s Home

21. Demetrius Centre


a
e

en

PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE





Airline to start charging



@ By DAVID KOENIG
Associated Press Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas

(AP) — American Airlines °

will start charging $15 for the
first checked bag, cut domestic
flights and lay off possibly
thousands of workers as it
grapples with record-high fuel
prices.

Rival Delta has no current
plans to match American’s fee

for the first checked bag, a
spokeswoman said.

American, the nation’s
largest carrier, said Wednes-
day the fee for the first
checked bag starts June 15 and
that it would raise other fees
for services ranging from reser-
vation help to oversized bags.
The other fees will mostly
range from $5 to $50 per ser-
vice, the airline said.

Last month American

announced it would join other
carriers in charging $25 for sec-
ond bags checked for some
passengers, but it wasn’t imme-
diately clear how Wednesday’s
announcement would affect
that. Its proposed fee for a first
checked bag would exempt
people who belong to elite lev-
els of its frequent flyer pro-

grammes, those who bought -

full-fare tickets and those trav-
eling overseas.

SECOND NOTICE

Delta Air Lines Incorporat-
ed spokeswoman Betsy Talton
said the Atlanta-based airline
is considering all of its options
in light of $130-a-barrel oil, but
has no plans “at this time” to
match the $15 fee American
announced.

Fees

Chairman and Chief Exec-
utive Gerard J Arpey said he
expects the new or raised fees

will raise several hundred mil- °

lion dollars, but that was the

- best estimate he would give.

The changes were being
made to adapt to “the current

or the first checked bag

growth and high oil prices,”

Arpey said. He said the fees
are an effort to get customers
to pay for services they want.

Arpey didn’t put a figure on
the layoffs, but when asked
whether he expected the fig-
ure to be in the thousands he
said yes.

American plans to cut
domestic flight capacity by 11
per cent to 12 per cent in the
fourth quarter. American had
previously expected fourth-
quarter capacity to fall 4.6 per
cent from the same period in
2007. :

Parent AMR Corporation
said reduced flying will lead to
an undisclosed number of job



cuts at both American and its
American Eagle subsidiary.

AMR expects to retire 45 to °
50 planes from its fleet, most of
them gas-guzzling MD‘80 air-
craft. Those were the plane
grounded for faulty wiring last
month.

American said rising oil
prices have increased its
expected annual fuel costs by
nearly $3 billion since the start
of the year.

AMR shares tumbled $1.42,
or 17.2 per cent, to $6.78 after
the announcement which came
as its shareholders gathered for
their annual meeting. They
sank to a 52-week low of $6.72
earlier in the session.

OAS SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT 2009
Meade for Application is 30 May, 200s

The Naniary of Foreign Affairs announces that rrlications for the captioned
fellowship at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels, for the 2009-2010 academic
year will be accepted until 30 May, 2008.

Applications will be accepted in the fields of study related to the OAS priority
development areas of Social Development and the creation of productive
employment, Education, Economic diversification and integration, trade
liberalization and market access, Scientific development and exchange &
transfer of Technology, Strengthening of democratic institution, Sustainable
development of tourism, Sustainable development and the environment, culture.

Candidates are required to be citizens or permanent residents in,;OAS member
states, produce transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.00, passport photos (3),
current medical certificate, Three (3) statements of Recommendations from
Professors/Lectures, Copies of Academic qualifications and copies of pages
one through three POE MET with visa page ot apps an S passport.

Abplicakibng can be obtained fot the OAS website at www.oas. org. Applications

should be completed electronically and printed out, or downloaded and filled

in typewritten format. All application forms must be presented in triplicate at
_ the Ministry along with the supporting documents. .

_ Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Technical Assistance
Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at telephone number
356-5956/9, or by email to technicalassistance@mfabahamas.org.

NOTICE

LAND AND BUILDING FOR SALE

Land Shark Divers Resort Hotel
(In Receivership)
is for sale »

bet piece of areal 6 or lot of land located on West Bay Street having an
area of 23,400 sq.ft being lot numbers 6, 7 and 8. Block #2 situated in the
subdivision known as Westward Villas, the said subdivision situated in the
~ western district of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This two storey
structure is comprised of 40 rooms, kitchen, open dining area, bar and
- swimmingpoolwithabuildingsizeofapproximately 12,280sq.ft.This buildingis
equipped with air conditioning units and is elevated to prevent the
possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual
heavy rainy periods.

Serious prospective purchasers who would like to tour the property prior to
bidding should contact the Hotel Manager at (242) 327-6364 between 9:00am
and 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday.

_ All offers should be made in writing in a sealed envelope addressed to:
Mr. John S. Bain, Receiver & Manager
HLB Galanis Bain, Shirlaw House, Shirley Street
P.O. Box N-3205 Nassau, Bahamas
Marked:”Tender-Land Shark Dive Resort in Receivership.”

Offers must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, May 30th, 2008.

Each bid should be considered a bonifide offer to purchase and shall be
' binding upon the bidder after submission to us

The Receivers reserve the right to reject any and all offers.



reality of slow economic

A multi facetted communications/consulting company that is
currently undérgoing market expansion wishes to employ
experienced commission sales executive. The ideal person
would have a minimum of three years in commission sales;
have their own private vehicle. We are looking for excellent
communicators that are driven. Candidates must have computer
skills and be able prepare pyblie presentations on behalf of
companies clients.

A degree in marketing or business is preferred but not a must.

Persons interested should submit CV’s and reference letters to:

DA#6282
P.O. Box'N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas

by May 31, 2008.

Ref, 3156 TOYOTA p Ref, 3155 oO
SPRINTER MARINOFOB: $ 1,300 B COROLLA

Ref, 3189 TOYOTA _ USSt300
Fos: $1,170) B: $7,
4994 1,500cc AT PETROL Ce Boboc AT PETROL

Ref. 3387 NISSAN
$f, SUNNY FOB:
4994 1,800cc AT PETROL

1997 1,500cc AT PETROL

Ref. 3t is TOYOTA, USS 200-Hl Ret 3190 TOvOTA Ref. 3368 NISSAN ’ Ref, 3134 MITSUBISHI :
STAR roe: $990 WM cstivAeMINA Foe: $1,200B SERENA £08: $7, 2501 CANTER B: $6,600
i967 t 300ce AT PETROL 1992 2, a0ee AT DIESEL 1994 2,000cc AT PETROL 4998 3,600cc MT DIESEL 2ton DUMP

250 alte available on the website!

www. picknbuy24. com

2-21-6 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan ;
Call Masato or Jun! Tel: +81-3-5440-6414 Fax: +81-3-5440-2720 Chairman =

AGASTA CO., LTD.

Email: pboffer@picknbuy24.com Misa Matsuzaki
Listed: Tokyo Stock Exchange #3330

Ref. ee
TOYOTA IPSUM

Ref. 3560 Fop-us$3, 900
1997 2,000cc AT PETROL

Taare HILUX SURF
1994 3,000cce AT DIESEL

e er na
INTER TOYOTA 27 onus
1995 1, Botee AT BR oh 1995 1,500cc AT PETROL

* Price: after discount “FOB” does not include shipping cost and insurance.
Saloon: US$1,600 4WD: US$2,500 Wagon: US$2,500


THE TRIBUNE.

MAK aR dakd edie kaddasesadcaced:

SSS aaa Oa

S Wulicaicrdciacthecd i ahnenatat
gs (Aeaaaecacas ceancecencta endear tia earned

The lower foor consist of th,
ining and. kitchen area t

idk i peel ceiashea nee ain haptic h in Blak prea

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 15B

FREEPORT

AGUA U'PANNANAGAONEAAANEDAAAANAUAANRNAUNGHEALUNUTARNANGAAUNANARORACHARKARARDNAASDUNANAUORRCRANRAADANNAGASNAARHADNRS Abneat VENULGRURROVONREROUERERNUNACHORUDORNNACHORERGERRUAG RODEN NNR OAGKONeAAUbaaC Renan:

Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
_ Appraleak: $219,61 4.00

(vou duavinunuasiunsuuahasincasnavacaeQuashavsvxninshupiuduaseasaneaniusainn

ides lndsitiis tad datos sdichaaasn imaialn daaiaias avant bain obicueneseeeie incest dncdieasal oa aosibisamsosabtie mveasbeceeabathodantesaedana



c=
PAGE 16B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE







BUSINESS

47 LCD fe

my



























4” L Li CD for

00

1 6

eee = WG
Your Time is Now.
The UM Executive MBA Program iin the Bahamas

If you are an experience professional ready to lead at a higher level, now is the time to
earn an MBA from the University of Miami.





e Saturday schedule enables professionals to e Students attend a one-week course.on the

earn their MBA without career interruption .. Coral Gables campus — all expenses paid

¢ Executive-style classroom, exclusive toe: e Fellowships of $17,088 will be awarded to all
Bahamian MBA students, at the College of the admitted students who:meet required criteria
Bahamas e First offered in 1976 and accredited by

who... AACSB International the Association to



e Taught by the same distinguished fact

teach at the main campus _ Pa “Advance Collegiate Schools of Business;
© Integrates practic al experience, sy the most prestigious business school :
comprehensive business theory, and aspects ie pectealation agen

of international business

Q&A SESSION SESSION

Thursday, May 29 at 6:00 P.M.
College of the Bahamas, Classroom B27

RSVP: 305-284-4607 -
mba@miami.edu | www.bus.miami.edu/grad

Pictured in the photo from left to right is;
Lamarque Drew, Personal Banking Officer, Main Branch, Randol Dorsett, Winner,
Indira Rolle, Assistant Manager, Public Relations, Kevin McKinney, Branch Manager.



| during the :
month of May! Open an account today and you
, : | could be a winner in he Scotiabank







242-461-1000 | www.babfinancial.com

Freeport 242-352-7209 Exuma 242-336-3035 Abaco 242-367-6501

Britis
ene h

STRENENED F976

American



Rn PAP ee ee aL ee

es. lt Ot et Leeuw thf

Financial Solutions for Life!
MORTGAGES « MUTUAL FUNDS « LIFE INSURANCE « HEALTH INSURANCE
AWHUITIES & PENSION PLANS « FINANCIAL PLANNING & INVESTMENTS




BS

:

seers
DER aS:

.
i
ror



te we ¥ - ils Bid ane




we . atekede ib Let eos a
PAGE 2, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




casogrgocwse 5 OTe

1989 - 2003







» A true angel in disguise. You brought ha pea and light in

A :
> any place of sorrow and darkness. On this day, we don’t only”) [
emember your death, but we continue to celebrate your lifeand’’ J i) a) y Il Of (| )
‘the many fond memories that you left us with. You may be gon $

ut will NEVER be forgotten for you live in our minds and
re hearts. From your loving mother and father Khristine and*
Vincent Wring II, your big brothers Vincent Wring III, Le’ jon’
* Ferguson, Craig -Gibsdn,’ Anwar Godet, Dion ‘Archer and
~others, and from the rest of the family. WE LOVE YOU




















IN LOVING MEMORY
Hansel James Pratt
1932-2007

Blessed are those who die. in the Lord,
they are blessed indeed, for they will rest

— a A
Vi RU é con oe Mee work; for their good deeds

With â„¢ alarming rate of approx. 1200 / To our father, grandfather, great grand
new viruses each month Gace : : 4 father, brother, uncle friend & teacher.

Are You Protected ?






Not so long ago were here with all of u

we now rejoice with you in celebrati




Offer valid from 4/24/08 - 5/9/08
Sadoc Computers Ltd. Call 356-4455





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

tor bute

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 3

‘Oo

ne moar te Peter coopat LB.

It is Sunday, May 18th, 2008. The time is
approximately. 1 o'clock in the afternoon.

My cell-phone rings. It is a call to inform me that
Richard has left us.

In shock, I asked, "Where has he left us to go?"
His sister Bertha replied, "Counsel passed away last -

night around 10:20p.m.

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of one
whom I have come to know and respect over the years.

I immediately began to formulate my thoughts to write
a small tribute to my friend. I know I cannot do justice
to one so talented, so multi-faceted, so-gifted, but I must
nevertheless try, as so many would expect no less from
me. Therefore, as we say in Bahamian dialect, "I shall
do my endeavour best."

Every generation produces a few individuals with
immense talent, unlimited creativity. and stupendous
intellectual capacity.

Richard Peter Cooper was one such individual. He
was an exceptional person. He was an extraordinary
man. He was not just different for simply being different.
He was distinctively and positively different, and he
dared to be different. But that is not surprising, as he
was an artist, quite an accomplished one at that. We
know how eccentric Artists can be. Their brains are
artistically different.

My association with Richard Cooper began about 25
years ago, when I was a young and callow Legal Research
Clerk. I suppose, Counsel saw something in me, perhaps
a spark of intellect, or maybe, a little potential that he
could work with, and help to groom. He did that over
the quarter of a century that was to follow, during which
time a most respectful and symbiotic relationship
developed between us.

One of the first assignments given to me by Counsel
was to construct a family tree for the Coopers.

It was the first genealogical research I had undertaken.
But surprisingly I did not encounter any insuperable
hurdles. It was relatively easy and straight forward, due
to the fact that the Coopers were highly literate people,
who left records that are so easily accessible.

At the end of the project, we were able to establish

_ that Richard Peter Cooper was a direct descendant of

James Cooper, a Scotsman who had settled at ae

and died there in December 1813, leaving his two mulatto

sons, Henry Jeffard and John Alexander Cooper.

John Alexander Cooper, Sr. died on 21st October,
1877. In his Last Will dated 28 August, 1877 he named
his ten children with his wife Mary. The fourth child was
Richard Iaffaid Cooper who married Sarah Rolle. To this

union Richard Alexander Cooper was born on the 6th .

September, 1865 at the Coopers’ Estate called Mitchelson
on Exuma mainland. Richard Alexander Coopér married
Cecelia Ferguson on 19th March, 1901, who were the
parents of Reuben Edward Cooper, born 29th May, 1913.
Reuben Edward Cooper married Florence Edgecombe
on Sth July, 1940 and together they produced Richard
Peter Cooper on 11th December, 1947 in Nassau.
- So pleased was he with the results of my initial job,
that he did not hesitate thereafter to use my professional

_ Services in matters of a similar nature.

Over the next two decades I worked very closely with
Counsel in a number of legal issues. Through my close
working relationship with him, I was able to observe
that Richard Peter Cooper was no common run-of-the
mill lawyer. He was an academic, with a good brain,
which he was not afraid to use. He was a thinker. He

Reba ees ees lati Vadlad adlehsastassoe tewrcnacabeee aint 8

was an Sialyoer It had to inks sense to him. It had to
flow logically. I need not tell you that here was no distant
-scholar. Scholar he was indeed. Here was a deep thinker,
with a profound, analytical and philosophical mind.

“= Despite his brilliant mind, he was not arrogant,
_ pompous or supercilious. He was quiet, easy-going, but
“yery opinionated and strong-willed. He marched to the
‘tune of no one. He marched to the beat of his own "goat

skin" drum. He was a trailblazer, a pace-setter. He was
the first to set up his Chambers over-da-hill. Since then
scores of Attorneys have established their practice south
of the arch.

He served in his early days as a Commissioner in the
Family Islands. Based on his experiences, and first hand
knowledge of life on the out islands, he was moved to
write a Treatise to the Government on the need for Local
Government to be inchoated in our family island
communities. That was way back in 1975. It took the
powers that be another 30 years to see the wisdom and
in implementing local government. Thank God it has
finally arrived, though it was long in coming.

That was Richard Cooper, a deep thinker. He was a
visionary. He was 30 years head of his time.

: He often reminisced about his days as a student in the
1960's at Queen's College, when that institution was still
predominately white and located in the original site on

. Charlotte Street in the heart of the City of Nassau. His

brilliant mind took him through Queen's College, where
he completed his secondary education up to Advanced
Level. He was successful in three "A" level subjects,
(History, Religious Knowledge and Art). He had a love
affair with history, which enabled him to. discuss
intelligently current world events from a historical
perspective. It was his broad knowledge, clear
understanding and deep appreciation. of the history of
the colonial and post independent era of The Bahamas,
and indeed the whole Caribbean region which made him
a most insightful, well-informed conversationalist.

He subsequently matriculated to the University of
Miami, and latér to the University of The West Indies at
Cave Hill, Barbados to read law, graduating in 1978 with
an LL. B Degree. There was a characteristic that I.admired
about Mr. Cooper. He was not materialistic. He was
neither a slave to money-nor did he crave power. He
despised people who lived just to enrich themselves on
the back of the poor, the unsuspecting, the ignorant.
Unlike many scholarly: people, Counsel was not pompous,
‘arrogant or supercilious. A pin-head he was not, Rather,
he was a very genial and amiable individual.

It was perhaps his experiences which he underwent
in his high school years that made him.the person that
he came to be - a profound thinker, a liberal who accepted
people for whom and what they are and not for what or
who he may have wanted them to be.

I must admit that in all the years I knew Counsel, he

treated me with the utmost respect, despite the opinion
of others, and that is the measure of a man, when he is
comfortable with himself, and does not see the need to
minimize others, in order to maximize his own self worth.
Counsel associated with people from all walks of life
and strata of society. He showed love, and that is the
epitome of Christianity. He was not mean spirited.

He loved his children and was very proud of the
‘academic achievements and success of his son, Rashad
and with his decision to read law.

Counsel also loved his siblings, especially his baby
sister Carmilla. Love was not a strange, or unknown trait

to him, for he would have seen it manifested in his home-
setting with his mother and father, who were loving
parents to their off-spring, and who demonstrated love
to each other.

Last year, Counsel was hospitalized and I visited him
at Doctors Hospital, when he shared a room with fellow
Attorney William McPherson (Peter) Christie. Counsel
rallied up quite well, and was back in the saddle again,
and behind his desk taking care of his clients' business.

On Friday morning, May 2nd Counsel telephoned me
at my office to advise that he was in hospital, and to
enquire on the status of two outstanding files that he had
entrusted to me. Counsel assured me that he was only
admitted for observation, as he had to be in top shape,
and strong for the hearing of his Quieting Petition next
month. Counsel was compos mentis. His voice was
strong. I never thought that would be the last time I
would hear his voice or talk to him.

Counsel's condition became ingravescent, requiring
him to be admitted to Intensive Care Unite (I.C.U.) where
he died two weeks later.

The death of Richard Peter Cooper is a great loss. His
death at the relatively young age of 60 years is an
irreparable loss to his dear wife, daughter and son, to his
family, law partners and his staff. To his widow, Mrs.
Sharon Purser Cooper, his children, his brothers and
sisters and his wider family of which I should like to
think I am a part by mutual adoption, I extend my
profoundest condolences to each and everyone of them.

I count myself fortunate to have known such a multi-
talented Bahamian. I am grateful to have been associated
with him along professional lines. He called me "Georgie
Boy", I called him Mr: Cooper, or Senior Counsel
whenever I called his office to speak with him. And he .
will always be Senior Counsel or Mr. Cooper to me.
Thank you Senior Counsel for the trust, faith and -
confidence that you reposed in me, and in, my ability to
do legal research, Title Searches and-Qpinions. .

To conclude this tribute I shall quote Rudyard Kipling's
“L’Envoi”, which I think is quite appropriate...

"When earth's last picture is painted, and the .
tubes are twisted and dried, :
When the oldest colors have faded, and the
youngest critic has died,

We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it - lie
down for an aeon or two, : :
Till the Master of All Good, Working shall set us
to work anew!

And those that weré good ‘will be happy, ey shall
sit in a golden chair;

« They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with
brushes: of comets' hair;
They shall find real saints to draw from
Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never
be tired at all!

And only the Master shall praise us, and only the
Master shall blame;

And no one shall work for money, and no one
shall work for fame;

But each for the joy of the working, and each, in
his separate star,

Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of
Things as They Are!"


PAGE 4, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 -.2

Rock of Ages Huneral Chapel

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

PENELUS TITON,
67

of Wilson Track and formerly of Haiti,
| will be held on Saturday May 24th 2008
at 1:00 p.m., at Church of Christ 8th
Street Coconut Grove. Officiating will
be Pastor Donald Dorsette, assisted by
other Minister of the Gospel. Internment
| will follow at Southern Cemetery,
| Spikenard & Cowpen Road.

He is survived by his wife, Malgreca
Noel;.one son, Daniel Penelus; one
uncle, Raymond Titon; three nephews,

Roger Aris; Doute Lufrandieu and |

Joseph Kensley; two Sisters- in Law;
Germilus Eliette and Marie Rose Osier;

numerous cousins and friends

including; Antonne Andieu, Samuel
Francois, Mirrin Wilsy, Mary Dimassais
and the Church family of Church of
Christ, Coconut Grove.

Friends may pay their last respect at
Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel, Wulff
Road and Pinedale from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. and on Friday and at the church
from 12 noon until service time.

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Clarke 5 Guneral

244 Market Street ¢ P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072

Pn SERVICE FOR

EVANGELIST MOTHER
IVAL FRANCINA
EVANS, 81

of Key West Street and formerly of Red Bays,
Andros will be held on Saturday, May 24th,
2008 at 11:00am at The Grove Temple
Church of God, Sixth Street, The Grove.
Officiating will be Bishop Lindo Wallace, |
assisted by Bro. Ronald Campbell. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherished her memories are her (2)
Sons and (4) Daughters: Edward & Carolyn

-| Rolle, Daniel & Christine Demeritte, Martha & Philip Fritz, Betty & Rudolph

Andorson, Ellamae & Leonard Ferguson, June & Anthony Cartwright; (4) Brothers:
Rev. Dr. B.A Newton, Rev. Dr. E. John Newton, Min. Benjamin & Alfred Dawkins;
(4) Sisters: Edna Melford, Maggie Frazer, Rev. Rudell Marshall & Estella Dawkins;
(2) Aunts: Zilpha Sands & Vernal Rolle; (2) Brothers-in-law: Daily Melford and
Pedro Baillou; (3) Sisters-in-law: Rev. Lucine, Rose & RoseNell Newton; (32)
Grandchildren; Annice & Foster Tucker, Edward Rolle Jr., Sharlene Rolle,
Benjamin & Terrell Sawyer, Shervin & Frankie Williams, Paula & Carl Crutchfield
(USA), Karen & Tyrone Thompson, Doreen Bullard, Charles & Kahyia Ambrose,
Duane Williams (USA), Colleen & Gary Cooper, Carlton Jr. & Lakaisha Strachan,
Ogeta & Jovan Gibson, Ivan Strachan, Lakaisha Demeritte, Kevin & Shantell
Ferguson, Terrison, Shanice & Shawnique Demeritte, Lavardo Newton & Antonio
Knowles; (27) Great-Grandchildren: Kaisha, Steve, Stayanna & Sharlanda
Bullard, Benjamin Jr., Robert & Dwayne Sawyer Jr., Demetrius Johnson (USA),
Shornette & Maryan Williams, Tamara Higgs, Geuern & Gernique Gibson, Judy
& Scara Smith, Darvin Williams (USA), Inderica Demeritte, Jernile Bean, Joshua
Ferguson, Carlesa, Alliala Strachan, Ellecia & Maegan Rolle, Ivan Strachan Jr.,
Vernice & Vernikia Cooper & Steven Wilson; (50) Nieces & Nephews: Bishop
Sheldon D. Newton, Roland, Alex & David Newton, Pastor Val Newton-Knowles,
Mary & Mervin Clarke, Judy & Gary Grant, Carolyn & Drexel Rolle, Arthur
Balfour, Dwight Frances, Shelly Butler, Gilda & Mr. Rolle, Tyrone & Mrs. Sawyer,
Randy Balfour, William Colby, Agnes Pearson, Shileane & Mr. Menmour, Terrance,
Troy & Timothy McKenzie, Pandora Green, Sharlene Stubbs, Nurse Eleanor
Turnquest, Philip Newton, Minister Janice McKenzie, Julianne Black, Denis &
Craig Newton, Marina McKee, Elrona Lewis, Rosetta Booth, Anginette Munroe,
Pastor Shamette Newton-Kemp, Gerald & Jerry Gould, David Newton, Minister
Tina Marshall-Rahming, Otis, Sam, Sidney, Vanria & Evangelist Edward & Diana
Marshall; Numerous Grand Nieces & Nephews; Very Special Friends: Rev.
Curry & family (Nicholl's Town Andros), Mr. Don & Mrs. Pennerman (Freeport,
Grand Bahama), Peter & Blossom Lewis (G.H.C), Pastor Lewis & family (Church
of God Independence Drive), the Clyde family (G.H.C.), Aibertha Murray &
family (G.H.C.) Eartha Feaste (G.H.C.) & Mother Glass (3rd Street The Grove);
A host of other relatives and friends including: George, Mable, Miriam, Brenda,
Roger, Albert & Kino (USA), Overseer Helen McPhee & family, Jessie & Mrs.
Leary & family, Pastor Kathleen Butler & family, Mr. & Mrs. Denise Carey & |
family, Mother Lydia McKenzie & family, Bishop Hartcourt Pinder & family,
Iva Johnson & family, Williams & Nita Butler & family, Carlton & Vernice
Strachan & family, Ushanda Deveaux, Floyd & Jamarco Cartwright, Stacy Miller,
Miriam Tate, Valdrie Davis & family, the Butler, Brennen, Dean, Wallace and
Morris families, Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, The Grove Temple, Churches of
God & family, Revival Time Church & family & the entire Bullocks Harbour and
the Key West Street community.

Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeral Home #244 Market Street on Friday,
May 23rd from 10:00am to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday from
10:00am until service time.


THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 5

Commontvealth Funeral Home,
Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055 %

MARIE BRUNACHE
THERVIL, 60
affectionately called
"Gro Marie"

formerly of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
| and a resident of Treasure Cay,
Abaco, will be held on Saturday
llam at Full Gospel Assembly
Treasure Cay, Abaco. Pastor Rudy
McKinney, assisted by Pastor
Efenor Charles will officiate and

- interment will follow in the Public |

Cemetery, Treasure Cay, Abaco.

Cherished memories will linger in the hearts of her husband,
Willie Thervil; father, Jean Brunache; two daughters, Gerda
Thervil and Mary Tazie Gillot; one son, Marc Antoine Thervil;
one grandson, William Roberts Jr.; four brothers, Louike,
France, Davis and Bernave Brunache; three sisters, Norcilia
Basian, Gertrude Brunache and Luciane Joseph; seven adopted
daughters, Philomene Toussaint-Alphonse, Nerlande Mitchel,
Chantal Dartilus, Evanya Roberts, Carnie McKenzie, Wilgerda
Joseph, Anna-Rose Artiste; four adopted grandchildren, Janaldo,
Shalinda, Caithn and Robinson Pierre Jr.; fourteen nieces, six
nephews, forty-five cousins including, Germany McKenzie,
Jose Evae; one son-in-law, Wilner Maurissaint; one niece-in-
law, Linda Thervil; five nephews-in-law, Rosner, Max, Nixon,
Luc and Allen Thervil; forty godchildren including, Wilda
Michel-Pierre, Annastacia Austral Aberd Mesadieu, Jenny Joseph;
other relatives and friends include, Melvern and Orthneal
"O.C." Cornish, Michelle Mikub, Jennifer Des-August, Rev.
Stafford Symonette, Ettiene Auguste, Offrane Francois and family,
Adelrose Bratus and family, Ermanse and Christine Francois,
Rosette and Eldridge Durena, Elfise and Nixon, Merida and Tanis
Dorval, Pradel Austral and family, Leonis Joseph, St. Helen
- Joseph, Miyola and Farizen Paul, Andrer and family, Rev. Cecil
' Forbes and family, Florence Sawyer and family, Carnes Pierre
and family, Junie Caeffrard and family, Dilon Vilsaint and family,
Germaine Toussaint and family, Livanna Jorue, Rosedani
Mesadieu, Myrtis Russell, Veronica Henderson, Athena Russell
and familly, Beryl Norris and family, Marsha Roberts, Jonas,
| Marie and Fritz Alphonise, Roseline, Yvette, Mara, Luciana Dicas
Petit-homme, Rose, Garnette, Amos, Joshua, Sandra Gardiner,
Lyfort of Orlando, Florida, Jocelye Lubin and family, Yolene La-
France and family, lemona Joseph, Jeanino Pierre, Victoria Roberts
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dr. Francis Biney and family, the
Hudson family, staff at Princess Margaret Hospital and Cooper's
Town Clinic; special friends, Alandieu Toussaint and Fatra Jean-

Baptist, the community of Sand Banks, Norman's Castle family,
Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, Abaco, and others too numerous

to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at the Church in

Abaco on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.
Arrangements are being handled by THE CHAPEL OF

AUDREY ANN ALOMA
WILLIAMSON, 43

Deliverance Church, East Street
South. Bishop V. G. Clarke will
officiate and interment will follow
in the Old Trail Cemetery,
Abundant Life Road.

Precious memories are held by her

mother, Enid Roker; her father,

Van Williamson; two children,

Tiffany and Trent Williamson; six sisters, Pastor Karen Ingraham,
Minister Dianne Ferguson, Vangie Brown, Oroline Stuart, Mary
Lloyd and Carrie Taylor; six brothers, Runell and Gary Ferguson,

‘Alexander Williamson, Rupert, Berkley and Felton Williamson;

five adopted sisters, Vanlin McKenzie, Ruthmae Smith, Nadine
Adderley, Margaret Storr, Debbie Gordon; three aunts, Mildred,

Arnette and Rosemary Roker; two uncles, Anthony and Philip

Roker; five nieces, Shakara, Brenda, Albertha, Deandra and
Deandra Ferguson; seven nephews, Bradley Roker, Lamond
Ferguson, Brandon, Cordero, Rashad, Jamal, Jermaine; two
adopted nieces, Tineal and Megan McKenzie; two adopted
nephews, Malik and Mateo Storr; one grand aunt, Rosalee
Strachan; two grand nieces, Cassidy and Jamia; one sister-in-
law, Sybil Johnson; numerous cousins, Jeffery Roker, Kristal
Thompson, Chloe Moss, Gail, Kimberley, Teana, Cashmere,
Britney, Shantel, Ashley, Ostrum, Philipa, Daphne, Anthony,
Dethron and Marvin; other relatives and friends include, Debbie
Gordon and family, The McKenzie family, Coralee Sturrup and
family, Thelma Johnson and family, Cynthia Chung and family,
Sammy Saunders and family, Betty West and family, Mavis Dean ©
and family, Laura Williams and family, the Seymour family, The
Bay Street Garage staff, the Sturrup, Coakley and Brennen
families, Free In Jesus Church family, New Beginning Prayer |
Ministries Church family, the entire community of Baillou Hill
Road and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL
OF MEMORIES, COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME,
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. and
at the church on Saturday from, 10:00 a.m. .to service time.


PAGE 6, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 —







TRACEY

| SHAKEM

= McDONALD,
12

Street and Coconut Grove Avenue. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by Rev.
Diana Francis, Rev. Paul Butler and Rev. Dr.

Gardens.
McIntosh; father, Tracey McDonald Sr;

and Alexander Mackey; brothers, Ryan,
| Johnathan McIntosh, Ancellieno Evans,

Bethel; aunts, Katisha Emmanuel and P. Grant,
Blanche Roxbury of Freeport, Grand Bahama;

Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020° Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ¢ 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761 |

| LAST RITES FOR

' and Patria Newry, Patricia Thompson, Maria
Thompson, Christina Dorsette Elener, and
‘Irene Newry; granduncles, Elder James
Newry, Nathaniel Newry, Eddison Newry,
' Hosea Roxbury, Carlbert Newry, Ray Roxbury,
' Timothy Roxbury and Cephas Taylor; great
: grandaunts, Edna Laverity, Selvina King and
|of Pride Estates :

: Lightfoot and Carol Lightfoot; host of other
relatives and friends including, the Lightfoot
at First Baptist |
Church, Market :
: Mrs Smith and family, Rev. Petty and family,
' the Virgil family, Enold Thompson from San
: Salvador, the Levarity family, the Davis family,
Ivan Butler Jr. Interment in Woodlawn :
: Major and family, the New Riverside Church
' family, the First Baptist Church family, the
He is survived by his mother, Princess :
: staff and students at the Sir Gerald Cash
grandmother, Pandora Mackey and Carolyn :
Bethel; grandfathers, Raymond McDonald :
: Johnson, Robert Velazquez, the family of West

Nathan and Jonathan; sister, Taneia; uncles, |

, | others too numerous to mention.

Bosefield Butler, Jeremy, Jerome and Jeffrey | |

: The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial

: Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth Street on
grand aunts, Nathleen Newry, Queenie :

Newry, Shelia Clarke, Joan Armbrister, Donna :

Roker, Willamae Roker, Brenda Newry, Maria !

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES








Cynthia Lightfoot; great granduncles, Robert





family, Rev. Ivan Butler Sr. and family, Rev.
Ivan Butler Jr., Paul Butler and family, Mr and







the Rolle family, the King family, Dorothy






Pinewood Gardens community, the Principal, |





Primary School, the Special Ed Department,
Mrs Vanessa Jacques, Penelope Gaine, Carla





End Avenue, the Pride Estate Community and





Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and
at the church on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until
service time.







_ THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES .

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 7

Harewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.
eredigent/[enecing Director

o ei eee Ler.
Tee & HOME GOING are te

BETHSHEBA
CLARKE, 51

the Rev. Jean Joseph assisted by Bro.

the Dundas Town Public Cemetery



Funeral Chapel.

Her survivors include 2 children, Geneva Strachan and Milton Albury

Jr.; stepson, Neville Clarke; 1 daughter-in-law; Rosena Albury; 1 |
niece; Annamae Anderson; 15 grandchildren, Keith Albury, Judy :

Wilmore, Cyprianna Williams, Advardo Major, Wanda Major-MclIntosh,
Ricardo and Lamanda Johnson, Centina Sawyer, Rapunzel Newry, :

Raquel Rice, Lynden, Luther, Lafae, Laru and Lecious Albury; 47 |
eatgranchildren, Anthion Adderley, Anvonne Bowe, Antonio, Ashley ;

and Ashton Wilmore, Nakia, Jermaine, Julian, Jyles and Nakoya !

Williams, Faith Douglas, Angel Newry and Erwin Nelson, Ale es

Alecia and Raj Sawyer, Twanishka Dorsett, Dawnishka Morley, and :
Habriyah McIntosh, Adnado, Areeba and Advardia Major, Rolanda
Williams, and Rashawn Adderley, Ricaffia and Larissa Johnson,
Lafayette, Martin and Lauren Albury, Mariah, lanna, Alecia, Alexia,

Elijah, Jabez and Josiah Albury; Lynden Jr., Damarjia, Quiede and ;

Laniyah Albury, Chelsea Albury, Bianca, Jermaine and Ricnie Thompson,
Danny, Demetrius and Dedrick Lightfoot; great great-grandchildren,

Nakara Adderley, Jermeka Williams, Darron Douglas Jr., Aniya and :

Arianna Major, Ricasha McKenzie and Tre'Vaun Wells; 2 god children,
Felemease Sawyer and Fritz Bootle; other relatives and friends

including, Norma Albury, Edward Jimmy Williams, Anderson Wilmore, .
Ansel "tan" McIntosh, Latrisha Burrows, Edward Nelson, Peggy :

Adderley and family, Emalin Sawyer, Prince Anderson, Flora Lowe,
Abraham Sawyer and family, Edward, Leonard, Felix, Elmore, Joseph
Sawyer and families, Inez Gaitor, Estin Sawyer and family, Olevia
Nesbitt and family, Elvinet Isaacs, Viola Newbold and family, Florina
Ambrister and family, Kathleen McIntosh and family, Gertrude Dawkins :
and family, Erbis Cornish and family, Modena Hepburn and family,
Enza Gibson and family, Joy Duncombe and family, Roslyn Valsaint,



a resident of Dundas Town Abaco, will :
be held on Sunday May 25th 2008 at !
3:00pm at St. Andrews Methodist Church |
Dundas Town Abaco. Officiating will be :

Craig Cornish. Internment will follow in :

services entrusted to Gateway Memorial

Penn and family, The Davis families, The Sawyer families of Coopers
| Town, Roseletta Davis and family, Pastor Lernis Cornish and family,
The Methodist Church family, and the Dundas Town community.

Friends may pay their last respects at the church in Dundas Town on
Saturday from 3:00pm to service time on Sunday.

LORENZO WILLIAM
LOCKHART POITIER, 69
affectionately known as Sox

* aresident of Mangrove Cay Andros will be held on Saturday May 24th
2008, at 10:00am at St. Agnes Anglican Church Blue Hill Road.
| Officiating will be Arch Deacon I. Ranferly Brown assisted by Fr,
Denrick Rolle and cremation will follow.

: Services have been entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel
| Mount royal Ave and Kenwood Streets.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Linda Lockhart; sons,
| Dereck Jasmin, and Mario Lockhart; two grandchildren, Trevaine
, and Trey; two sisters, Mrs. Barbra McKinney and Mrs. Yvonne Miller;
| two brothers, Osbourne Lockhart and Nelson McPhee; sixteen nieces,
: Janet Nixon, Roslyn Lockhart, Anna Hall, Lydia Jones, Marion Morris,
| Jenniemae Alexander, Paulette Russell, Rosemary Sweeting, Renea
: Rahming, Paulette and Rochelle Lockhart, Deborah, Enid and Jeleta
| McKinney, Hosanna Lockhart and Donna Miler; seventeen nephews,
; Simeon, David and Phillip Lockhart, Mark and Elroy Lockhart, Perry
| Lockhart, Nelson Thompson, Collingwood Wallace, Roy, Patrick and
l Keith Lockhart Osbourne Jr., Andrew, Samuel and Glen McKinney,
« Scott Lockhart and Kevin-and Dwayne Lockhart; one brother-in-law,
| Mr. George W. McKinney; two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Ethlee
: Lockhart; numerous other relatives and friends including, Rev.
| Donna Johnson, Ms. Sharon Lockhart, Mrs. Lisa Adderley and Ms.
‘ Mason McCartney, Ms. Ernestine Bullard and family, Fr. Dendrick
| Rolle and family, the All Saints Anglican Church in Mangrove Cay,
| Ms. Maryann Strachan and family and the overseers at H.M.PS.

Mother Merle Williams and family, Joyce Smith and family, Naomi | Arr SRE CHIEN handled by Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Hepburn and family, Vandeline and Barbie Johnson and families, Gwen
PAGE 8, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

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

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

JULIA JANE
ESPIE-BRENNEN, 94

OF #16 TAHITI DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND
-BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF THE BERRY
ISLAND WILL BE HELD AT THE PRO-CATHEDRAL
OF CHRIST THE KING EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE
AND PIONEER’S WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND

-| BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008 AT

10:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE THE REV’D
FATHER TELLISON GLOVER ASSISTED BY THE
REV’D CANON WINFIELD GOODRIDGE.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND
BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK.

Left to cherish her memories are her 2 Sons: Neville
Anthony and Emerson James Brennen; 3 Daughters-in-
law: Francina, Ellamae and Karen Brennen; 13
Grandchildren: Ruty (Chassity), Tamicko, Tamara
Tameka, Emerson Jr., Eddison, Erickson, Emersene,

Erickson and Nicoya Melissa Bethel, Austin, Neville |

Anthony Jr., Arlington Fredrick Brennen Jr. and Keshia
Mackey; 13 Great-grandchildren; 3 adopted
Grandchildren: Christopher, Erica and Kaylor; numerous
Nieces and Nephews including: Florinda Bastian, Barbara
Romer, Theresa Brooks, Thelma Demeritte, Edna Perry
of Ft. Lauderdale, Nellie Brennen, Beryl Williams, Carl,

Michael and Hugh Brennen, Sheryl Wood, Sharon Haylock
of Washington, D. C., Vernita Rolle, Violet and Garth
Roberts, Enza Miller, Angela and Alvin “Dust” Brennen,
Orea Francis, Albertha, Thelma, Ordrick and Rev. Rodney
“Coffee” Robert; 7 adopted Nieces: Shirley, Princess,
Patsy, Judy, Sonia, Susan and Blonie; 4 Sisters-in-law:
Cora Miller, Joan Chisholm, Kathy Butler and Betty Isaac;
4 Brothers-in-law: Leslie, Roosevelt and Ted Miller and
Lee Butler and a host of other relatives and Friends

. including: Marrie Pople and family, David Dean and

Family, Genie Winder and the Winder family, Godfrey
Francis and the Francis family especially Vernell, Ivy,
Betty, Oswald, Patsy, Norma, Diane, Collins, Valance
and Ralph, Emily Archer, Raffilita Pinder and family,
May Rolle and family, Lillian Wallace and family, Lillian
Taylor and family, Laura Forbes and family, the Arahna
family, Eloise Roberts and family, the Gomez family
especially Bishop Drexel, Andy, Rodger, Edna,-Clyde,
Philip and Doretha, Florence Darville and family, Marie
Culmer and family, Agnes Knowles and family, the Berry
Island, Bullocks Harbour and Cays Communities, Bloneva
Rahming, Evie Lightbourne and family, Rev’s Canon
Harry Bain, Rev’d Canon Winfield Goodridge, Father
Delano Archer, Rev’d Father Tellison Glover, Rev’d
Father James Palacious, Father Samuel Sturrup, Rev’d
Father Mario Conliffe, Christ the King Church family,
Cecil Thompson, Hayward and Ellen Romer, Berth Bell,
Olga Reid, Sylvia Rolle, Renae Simmons, Rufus Allen,
Vivian Braithwaite, Mary Cooper, Sonny Martin, Gregory
Wilson, Carrington Donaldson, Ruth Smith, Tessa Martin,
Ministries of Education, Superintendent Sandra
Edgecombe, Eight Mile Rock High School staff and
students, Hugh Campbell, Walter Parker and Freeport
Primary and St. Georges’ High School staff and students.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL
SUITE” OF RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY
AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL
ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY
FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY
AT THE CHURCH FROM 8:30 AM UNTIL SERVICE
TIME. |


THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



FREEPORT

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

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 9

ee

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



GLEN PETE “PAPPY”
COOPER, 65

OF #4 ALPINE LANE, FREEPORT,

COMMUNITY OF: HEART
TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD OF



GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY
OF ROCK SOUND, ELEUTHERA :
WILL. BE “HELD: AT THE:

PROPHECY, CORAL ROAD, :
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON
“SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008 AT :
11:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE BISHOP RUDOLPH ARTHUR, :
ASSISTED BY PASTOR DWIGHT JENNINGS. INTERMENT WILL :
FOLLOW IN THE.GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, :
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA. :





WINNIFRED “WINNIE”
“STUBBS, 56 -

OF #29A OLEANDER STREET AND
FORMERLY OF KNOWLES, CAT
| ISLAND WILL BE HELD A THE
| CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD, CORAL
7 ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MAY 24,
2008 AT 11:00A.M. OFFICIATING
| WILL BE REV. RUDOLPH K.
ROBERTS, ASSISTED BY MINISTER
ADVARDO DAMES. INTERMENT
WILL FOLLOW IN THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK,
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish his memories are his 2 Sons: Opee and Michael Cooper; Left to cherish her memories are her Husband: Charles Stubbs; 2 Sons:

3 Daughters: Yevna Brown of New York, Annair and Simone Cooper; | Jerome and Omar Stubbs; 1 Daughter: Shera McMinns; 2 Stepsons:

7 Grandchildren: Marcus and Makia Cooper, Justin Cooper of Florida, ; Ethnie and Levar Stubbs; 4 Grandchildren: Garbriel, Javan and Jamiel

Matthew Brown of New York, Quinton and Terran Rolle-and Omarion ; Stubbs and Jania McMinnis; 1 beloved Daughter-in-law: Lateka Stubbs;

Cooper; 2 Sisters: Dorie Horton, Eleanor Armbrister and Valerie Cooper; :
3 Brothers: Rudolph, Fred ‘Pinks’ Jr. and Lawrence Cooper; 10 Nieces: :
| Genta Horton, Zena Cooper, Elizabeth Grant, Josette Armbrister, Christne : ree.

Whyley, Sandra, Denise, Ceva, Thelma and Linda; 9 Nephews: Omar, | Cat Island, Monette and Gracie Kind, Elrona Culmer and Latelda Stuart;
Owen and Gerald Cooper, Wilfred Horton II (Freddie), Philip and Jerry :
Armbrister, Clyde and Ellsworth Grand and Glen Cooper; 2 Aunts: :
| Sheila and Evelyn Grant; 1 Uncle: Fritz Grant; 1 Daughter-in-law: :

Denise Cooper; 1 Son-in-law: Michael Brown of New York; 5 Sisters- | Edmund Stubbs, Joshua Newbold, David Gibson, Adler Minus, William.

in-law: Veronica Cooper, Betty Cooper, Genevieve Russell, Suzanne ; Adderley, Wellington Hall, Rev. Kendall and William Stubbs and Junior

Kemp and Constance Carroll; 3 Brothers-in-law: Wilford Horton, Eric ; %4 : : E
Russell, Kendal Carroll and a host of other relatives and friends: Mr. ; Nieces and Nephews including: Pamela, Jackie, Janet, Ann, Roland,
& Mrs. J. M. Pinder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Grant Jr. and }
family, Philip Grant, Mr. Raymond Pinder and family, Mr. Shuffel : : eet ; é 3
Hepburn and family, Pat, Kess and Covan Grant, Kevin and Cora Grant, Valarie, Mikilla, Keisha, Gladstone, Tamika, Cleo, Alexander, Dion,
Ester Swain, Freda Feaster, Rudy Bartlett, Pete Smith, Rio Williams, : : : : i :
Cornelius ‘Munnings’ Williams, Huck Williams, Oswald Grant, : Ranaldo and a host of other relatives and friends including: Whitlean
Gladstone “Moon” McPhee, Hon. Perry Christie, Pat Ingraham, Adelaide :
and Adolphus Pinder and family, Gully Pinder, R. H. Culmer, Sanford }
Culmer and family, Lowell Culmer, Edward McQuay (Joe Black), Garth :
Clarke, Charles Newbold (Valdez), Frank Rolle (Cox), Albert Hanna, :
Cyde Rahming, Dashville Williams, Calvin Martin, Hanna Hill, Eight : : : mast Serbs :
Mile Rock community, The Praise the Lord Crew and many others too : Stella Farrington, Bernell Miller, Marjorie Adams of Miami, Fla., Pauline
numerous to mention. Special thanks to Peck, Staff of “Praise the Lord”, :

Congregation of “Seagrape”, Friends and Family on the Island of Bimini, : Beverley, Katurah, Billy Albury, Miriam Evans, Margaret, Louise,

Ms. Ivy Hall, Ms. Angela Sands, Evangelist Emily and the Kemp family. Annamae, Inez and Leo Stuart and Naaman Culmer.

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

THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME

1 Son-in-law: Jonathan McMinns; 6 Sisters: Cynthia Stubbs, Nora
Newbold, Ethelee Gibson, Willamae Minus, Pearl Adderley and Albertha
Hall; 1 Brother: Simeon King; 5 Aunts: Lean Muncur of Knowles,

2 Uncles: Hartman Moncur and Cleveland Stuart; 5 Mother-in-law:
Alice Stubbs; 7 Sisters-in-law: Maxine, Joyce and Margeline King, ~
Merline Sands, Irene, Crystal and Carolyn Stubbs; 9 Brothers-in-law:

Sands; 2 adopted Brothers: Vincent and Wellington Brown; numerous

Nurse Joan Wilson, Sharlene, Michelle, Marilyn, Malinda, Angie,
Harriet, Kerby, Leisa, Chenica, Sharell, Paulette, Corlette, Adena,

Dwight, Dwayne, Stacie ,Mario, Khrizma, Kishel, Kayvon, Rashan,

Woodside, Newton McDonald and family, Winnifred Brown and family,
Edris Edwards, Margaret Dawkins, Brown, King, Seymour, Moncur,
Newbold, Smith, Stuart and Strachan family, Nurse Archer, Phyllis
Curling, Dr. Curling, Dr. Monroe, Pastor Rudolph Roberts, Mother
Roberts, The Whole Man Christian Center, Sam Romer and family,

Williams, Ophelia Williams, Clara Gray, Stephanie Marshall, Shirley,

RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE
PAGE 10, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008



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

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Teleios Memoudl Morluary
and Crematlovium Limded

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

| E | Tama ie eal

JADE
JASMIN THOMPSON, 3



St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

She is survived by her Parents: Jermaine & Shantell Thompson;
Sister: Crystal Belle; Brother: Jermaine Jr.; Grandparents: Donna :
_H d by his Wife: Fl Butl Knowles); S

Greatgrandparents: Egbert & Edna Rolle, Aunts: Tisha Rolle 2 Scie ae ee Ores uu ence maou oun:
and Doreen Dean, Alexandria Kishna Sear; Uncles: Robert Jr. and :
Arturo Rolle, Harris Jr., Giovanni, Dwight, Rolando, Jesper & | ¢ T D dra. Brend d Set. 1699 Jennif
Valon Thompson; Grandaunts: Martha Ferguson, Garnett Gregory, : aN LAU A ores Seuuiey Piennas Aue SEL eee ue
Tency & Veronica Dean, Vernie Johnson, Helena, Monique & ;
Geneva Pinder, Mary Mercier, Donna & Sylvia Sweeting, Marilyn :

Rox-Rolle, Robert. Rolle, Harris & Dorothy Thompson;

Moss, Beatrice Ferguson, Rosemary Gibson, Alma Saunders,

including: Dominique Moss, Tre McKenzie, Jamaal Flowers Jr.,

Smith, Gianne, Vinardo, Keenan, Nicki, Diamond, Rolando Jr.,

Tristan Ferguson, Veronique Scott, Lynette Storr, Sheqiug, Candia,

of Pinewood Gardens, will be held on :

| Saturday May 24, 2008 at 10:00am at :
Holy Family Catholic Church Robinson :
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Kendrick :
J. Forbes assisted by Deacon Andrew ;

Burrows. Interment will follow in the

| church.



LAWRENCE
BUTLER, 84

of Palm Beach Street, and formerly of
Simms, Long Island, will be held on
Saturday May 24, 2008 at 10:00am at
| Salem Baptist Church, Taylor Street.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W.
Saunders assisted by other ministers.
Interment will follow in the Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street North. .



John, Abram, Lawrence Jr., Dwight, Ricardo, Jason, Thomas, and >
Inspector Derek Butler; Daughters: Kenris, Jennifer, Lorraine,

Butler-Gardiner; Sisters: Leta and Joanna Butler; Brother-In-
Law: Bertie Knowles; Sisters-In-Law: Agnes Butler, Helen
Edgecombe, Susanna Cartwright, Hattie Saunders, and Rhoda

'# ; Daughters-In Law: Yvette, Marsha, Ketlie, Patrice, &
Sharon Rox, Cheralie Mortimer, Dianne Moss, Muriel Lightbourne, : et eo ph ge eg a a

Donnalisa Baker and Julia Fernander; Granduncles: Kendal :
major, Gregory Rox, Wellington Ferguson, Roscoe Rox, Franklyn :

Rox, Kerry Baker, Trevor, James, John & Garnett Pinder, Desca | ¢ R Orlando. Shantel. B ll. Marilyn M
& Cecil Thompson, Charles, Leroy, Sam & George Dean, James : Se ee Lt ey
Sweeting and Anthony Moss; numerous other relatives and friends | Danvit Jr., Dario, Deangelo, Tamarco, Charles, Jamaal, Kisstonya,
’ ; Dwanique, Nanyamka, Adebamgbe, Useni, Mutazz, Ridwan,
Anton, Ashton and Chaquan Rolle, Shannon, Shirann & Shiann : Lashonna, Avera, Runako, Gaynell, Dakito, Ricardo, Pete, and
i D n; Great Grandchildren: Orlando Jr., Strachan, Whitney,
Kia, Tenaz, Jesper Jr., Tonisha, Rashad Thompson, Gabby, Brandon, | ee ait Se e paae SE chibatinic Micrel Turnce
Gwenique, Deneka Pollahmus, Vannessa & Garson Ferguson, ? Niec d Neph Relati & Friend ludi

Treco Anderson, Ldécia Mackey, Tonya, Caron, Garynique & } NN oe ee tite Cocco ene

Wilamae Butler; Grandchildren: Danicka, Eunicia, Peteann,
Demetri, Anabelle, Koyanna, Giovanni, Andrew, Mikele, Brandon,
Dwight Jr., Rickia, Kianna, Tierra, Lauryn Clarke, Krizia, Derivia,

Melinda Turmer, Dorian, Dustin, Lakeisha, Latoya, Latia, Daneka,

Tyler & Olivia Strachan, Paige Lightbourne, and Miguel Turner;
Ronald Thompson, Rev. Urban Knowles, Rev. Cedric Farquharson,

' ; ; ; 1a, } Rev. Enoch Backford II, Rev. Dr. CW Saunders, Rev. Lennox &
Georgia, Darion, Laquentin, Shavonne, Ashley, Shandice, Maria, | Viola Cornish, of Dundas Town, Abaco, Evangelist Marina Dean,
Desiree, Shekira, Sharise, Antoine, Rashid, Carlton, Leroy and :
Shakya Dean, Ramon and Don Sweeting, Riche Neilly, Jermaine, :
Vanturi, Angelique, Fiona, Kianne and Samone Campbell, Kiande :
Smith, Jewel Dean, Amy Prosper, Mia and Mira Ferguson, Patrice, :
Kera and Macquel Delancy, Lloyd, Delsworth, Gary, Jamaal, :
Nikasae, Anasieya, Marcia, Francisca, Principal, students and staff
of Little Prince and Princess Preschool, Lagoon Bar, Casino VIP, : Hospital & Centreville Medical Centre, and others too numerous

Executive Office & Gaming Department at Atlantis. : 49 mention.

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview Memorial | Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite, Restview Memorial

Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road :
on Friday May 23", 2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on |

Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9:00am until service time at the :- fom 9:00am until service time at the church.

Deacons Roger Demeritte, Richard Clarke, George Curtis, &
Thomas Cooper, Sisters Prescola Musgrove, Dorothy Laing, Lucille
Flowers, Enamae Rolle, & Mary Churtum, Rosie Neymour &
Annie of East Street, Beulah Todd, Harold Wright, Dr. R. Patterson,
The Community of O’Neal, Long Island, Officers & Members of
Royal Eagle Lodge No. 1, Management & Staff of Princess Margaret

Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson & Soldier Road, on
Friday May 24, 2008 from 10: 00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday
THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



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

BISHOP NATHALIE
KNOWLES BOWE, 48

of Baldwin Ave. will be held on Sunday
May 25, 2008 at 11:00am at New Life
Christian Center, Prince Charles Drive.
Officiating will be Dr. Betty Cleare-
Davis.
She is survived by her Husband: Leon
Bowe, Mother: Lillian Ferguson-
Knowles, Daughter: Brittany Bowe,
Sisters: Louise Dorsett, Perrymae Clarke, Evelyn Peet, Cellie
Knowles, Marie Knowles, Angie Knowles, Betty and Margaret
Knowles; Brothers: Jospeh Johnson, Vivian Knowles Jr., James
Knowles, Austin Knowles; Aunts: Brenhilda Lightbourne, Altamese
Joseph (Acklins) Teresa Ferguson (Acklins) Tanya Ferguson; Uncle:
Ogelus Joseph; Sisters-in-law: Austina. Smith and Barbara Darrell;
Brothers-in-law: Bucket Dorsett Sr., and Cassius Clarke; Nieces:
Monique Dorsett-Dawkins, Yasmin Johnson, Christina Peet, Akeevia
Pett, Angelique Cartwright, Jaimee Knowles, Lacy Knowles, Alyssa
Gibson, Linique Johnson; Nephews: Burket Dorsett Jr., Darkarai
Dorsett, Renaldo Dorsett, Bronson Hanna, William Johnson, Erin
Johnson, Wesley Peet Jr., Navardo Knowles; Grandnieces:
Marinique Dawkins, Kennedy Gibson, Jade Bethel, Rachel Hanna,
Bria Hanna; Grandnephews: Bronson Hanna Jr., D’Oliver Gibson
Jr., Kareem Johnson, William Johnson Jr., Jayden Johnson;
Godchildren: Jaiden and Jade Bain, Lawrence and Leron Elliott.;
Cousins: Anthony Carwright, Dellarese Johnson, Desiree Johnson,
Diane Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Earnest Johnson, Deb Johnson,
Jenny and family, Austin and Avis Hendrickson (New York), other
relatives and friends including: Violet Storr (Caretaker), Lynette
Bowleg, Sophia Storr, Monet Butler, Latoya Calmer, Rita Hensley,
Bridgette Humes, Romeo Farrington and family, Delores Wallace
and family, Jeff Knowles and family, Mr. Brennen and family,
Cleveland Brown and family, Adrian Grant and family, George
‘ Evans and family, residents of Summer Haven Estates, residents of
Baldwin Avenue, Nancy Storr, Nathalie Strachan, Lorette Evans,
Shauna Davis, Rev. Euthal and Marie Green and family (Bluff
Andros), Junior Gibson and family(Bluff Andros), Henry Burrows
and family, Thaddeus and Uziah Burrows and family, Elvis Butler
and family, Petrona and family, Pauline and family, Ida Burrows
and family, Eva Knowles, Basil and family, family of the late Ethlyn
Ferguson, family of the late Edney Burrows, the family of the late
Adam Johnson, Harry Simmons and Public Officers Choir,
Toastmasters Club 3956, Bahamas Professional Receptionist
Association, The Hon Dion Folks, Minister of Labour and Maritime
Affaairs, Mrs. Thelma Beneby PS Ministry of Labour and Maritime
, staff of Post Office, Banas oF POR peer enon
De ee res RTE NE WA NEN vse



ota EE MONIT AS ST UAE



Restoiae Momovial Mortuary
and Cromaloiium Limiled

£$0r ERD:

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 11

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

INTs esha. ae

Department, Vincent Peet, MP North Andros, family’ OE New Life
Christian Center and Infinite Works, Lighthouse Ministry.



ROBERT SAMUEL
JOHNSON, 86

| of Lower Bogue, Eee will be held
| on Saturday May 24°", 2008 at 11:00am
| at St. John the Baptist ‘Catholic Church,
| Lower Bogue, Eleuthera. Officiating
will be Msgr. John Johnson. Interment
will follow in Lower Bogue Public
‘Cemetery.



He is survived by his wife: Freeda Maria Johnson, sons: Oscar
Johnson of Nassau, Rev. Stanford Johnson of Ft. Pierce Florida,
Wesley and Ephraim Johnson of Lower Bogue, Eleuthera and
Arnold and Orelious Johnson of Freeport, Grand Bahama; daughters:
Louise McDonald and Brendalee Neilly of Lower Bogue;
Grandsons: Mark Johnson, Demetrius, Michael, Jarvarus, Wilbert,
Mekal, Jason, Milky, Montgomery, Trevor, Malcolm, Arashio,
Kenny, Raymond, Kurt, Jeremy, Sentenial, Sammy and Lynden;
granddaughters: Agatha, Kelima, Debra, Mahalia, Lorista, Pearline,
Brunel, Kathy, Beanca, Deann, Tasha, Lakisha, Arnell, Kaylisa,
Orielia, Orianna, Bridgenna and Monique; 35 great grandchildren:
brothers: Ronald Johnson of Lower Bogue and Bernard Johnson
of Nassau; sister: Aleta Albury of Nassau; brothers-in-law: George
Cash, Alfred Cash and Monis Moss of Lower Bogue and Mulgrae
Sweeting of Nassau, sisters-in-law: Emmie Sweeting, Betty Johnson
and Melita Cash of Nassau, Evelyn Johnson, Ruth Cash and Rodleah
Cash of Lower Bogue and Muriel Sweeting of Upper Bogue; son-~
in-law: Mario Neilly of Lower Bogue; daughters-in-law: Ettame
Johnson of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Arbella Johnson of Nassau, Deborah
and Peggy Johnson of Freeport, Eulamae Johnson of Lower Bogue;
nephews: Whitfield, Rodney, Sunny, Lynden, Dan, Pat, Anthony,
Stanley, Clee, Lesley, Douglas, Jolly, 942 Sargeant Lennie Albury;
nieces: Laverne, Carmen, Gwen, Ann, Caretta, Berthalee and .
Wanderine and a host of other relatives and friends including: The
Bain family, The Neilly family, Cash family of Lower Bogue, Eric
Johnson and family, Florence Scavella, Nurse Priscilla, Shelly
Johnson, Rose Woods of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera, the entire staff of
the Lower Bogue Clinic especially Nurse Dan -

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on
Friday May 23%, 2008 from 10: 00am to 2:00pm and from 6:00pm
until service time at the church.



RETARD LLG MONON OTR AND AIAG NPS REA ERT TIT EOI



PAGE 1 2, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008




























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

“PATRICIA LEONA
WALKINE SMITH, 62






















daughters: Nurse Deborah Smith, Shevaughn Smith, Shanice Taylor and
Kim Woodside, adopted son: Clyde Williams Jr., stepdaughter: Sheva
Rolle; grandchildren: Aneisha, Deja, Edward, Travis, Justin, David Jr.,
Eddie, Tyrque, Shameka, Vaughn, keisha, Naquita, Ashley, Shevonne,
Ashton, Ashnique, Tavaris, Caaliyah; great grandchildren: Delicia and

Edith Smith, Lenora Clarke, Leotha Newton; brother-in-law: William

Hepburn, Monique Lewis, 1445 Elvis Williams, Franklin, Andrew,

Pate Meet Oe.
and Crematouum Limiled

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas l

. | | pihedabalahaitales dalle FOR

of Kennedy Sub Division, and formerly :
of Crooked Island will be held on ;
| Wednesday May 28th, 2008 at 12:00noon :
at Golden Gates Assemblies Outreach ;
| Ministries, Carmichael Road. Officiating :
| will be Bishop Ross Davis assisted by :
Pastor Alan Strachan. Interment will follow ;
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. :

Left to cherish fond memories are sons: Wilfred and Jamiko Smith;

Travis, siblings: ASP Charles Walkine, Vernice Walkine, Craig and ;
Michael Walkine, Janice and Julianne Smith and Emily Cornish; sons- ;
in-law: David Taylor and Brian Woodside; aunts: Vivian and marina :
Moss; uncles: Cleveland Walkine and Cleveland Nixon; sisters-in-law: :

Smith; numerous-nieces and nephews including: Jackie Woodside, Kayla :

Christopher and Clyde Williams, Clifford, David and Henry Daxon, ;
Rachel Mackey, Pastor Anthony Flowers, Melford, Cleo, Cleon, Nickola, ;
Eloise, Portia, Kryn, Dave, 2416 Keno Smith, Daisy, Esther, Millie, Irene, ;
Jackie, Pete, Robert, Jay, Leslie, Jenny, Arthur, Jeffrey, Steven, Alvin, ;
Selly, Arthur, Nehemiah and Karen and a host of other relatives and ;
friends including: Gloria Moss, David Knowles, Velma Moss and family, :
Otis Cartwright, Wilbert Moss Jr., Marilyn Saunders & family, Romaine :
Nixon & family, Gladstone Rolle & family, Pamela Walkine & family, :
Pastor Bernie Moss & family, Renee Walkine & family, Coretta Moss ;
& family, Everatte Jones, Verlyn Scavella & family, Patsy & Sarah Jones, :
Tanya & Tatiana Farquharson, Veronica Culmer & family, Rebecca ;
Henfield & family, Emily Ferguson, Sharon Flowers, Francis Woodside :
& family, Felicity Johnson, Tamika Burrows, Ade & Christine Docemo, :
Zoey Campbell, Cheryl Williams, Sean Rolle, Theodore & Tracey Dorsette, :
Christine Farrington, Christoper Ferguson, Sharon Rolle, Anne Rolle, :
Marissa Moss, Andrew Woodside, Tammy, Tameka & Vaughn Smith, :
Mary Russell, Norma Rolle & family, Rachel Culmer, Clifford Mackey, :
Bernado Gibson, Hepburn family, Michelle Delancy & family, Richard :
Bootle, Delano Ferguson, Charles Bonimy, Shanique Hanna, Nurse ;
Angela Walkine, Livingston Sweeting & family, Lisa Lundy, Martin :
Culmer, Anthony Taylor, Carison Lewis, Shashana Williams, Desmond }
Ferguson, Sonia Thompson, Cassandra Neely, Dwight & Patrice Cox, }
David Rolle & family, Minister Priscilla Dean, Denise Adderley and :
family, Akia Woodside, Virginia Roach & family, Sylvia Russell, Susan :
Rolle, Robinson family, Romer family, Grace Ferguson & family, The :.
BTC family, BTC Board of Directors, BTC Camperdown Exchange, :
BTC Executive Offices, Harbourside at Atlantis, Housekeeping at Atlantis, ;
staff 0} f Ministry of Education, “NO II Joanne Oliver & Female Medical 2

-and Manuel Gonsalves; two aunts, Rennie Ferguson and Nell Reid;

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NASSAU

P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ° Fax:-(242) 340-8034

Staff, NO I Dianne Evans & Gambier Clinic Staff, BTC Retiree
Association, The Golden Gates Assembly family, Golden Gates Church
of Christ family, The BCPOU family, BCPMU family, Dept. of Public
Health, The IAAP, Pastor Sam Bootle & The Lutheran Church of Nassau,
Dr. Charles Rahming, Dr. Magnus, Dr. Bartlett, Dr. Sheena Antonio; The
Kennedy Subdivision community, Kemp Rod community, Natasha’s
Beauty Salon and many others too numerous to mention.-

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial eo
and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on Tuesd. dgy May
27th, 2008 from 10: 00am to 5:00pm and Wednesday May 28! » 2008
from 10:30am until service time at the church.




NORMA
BRENNEN, 63

|| of Monestary Park, will be held- on

Saturday May 24th, 2008, 1:45pm at St.

Anselm’s Catholic Church, Bernard Road,

Fox Hill. Officiating will be Msgr. Preston

A. Moss assisted by Msgr. Simeon Roberts.

’ Interment will follow in St.. Anselm’s
Cemetery, Fox Hill. -





























She is predeceased by her mother: Mazie
Wallace and she is survived by her father:
Arthur Brennen; four children, Melissa Gomez, Victor Ganot, Linda
Ganot and Lorraine Gonsalves; five grand-children, Angel and Annabell
Baker, Mateus, Diego and Benedict Gonsalves; two great-grand children,
Kayden and Kiara Hanna; three in-laws, Anthony Baker, Everika Ganot

cousins, Elizabeth J ohnson (Miami, Fl), Kenneth Ferguson, ‘Antoinette
Sawyer, Francis Stuart, Arnold Ferguson, Dorothy Ferguson, Debra
Ferguson (Miami, Fl) and Dr. Theodore Ferguson and their families.
Other relatives and friends: Ivonne Adderley and family, Msngr. Preston
Moss, Irma Johnson, Florida Young and family, Karen and Yvonne
Brennen and families, Regina Brennen and family, Nett Hanna-Adderley
and family, Carolyn Levarity and family, Bernadette and family, Beverly
Adderley and family, Gloria Rolle and family, Leone Duncanson and
family, The Moxey’s, The Majors, Tracy and Patrice Knowles and family
and all Monastery Park families, Royal Bahamas Police Force friends
and a host of relatives and friends. Church organizations: St. Anselm’s
Ladies Auxiliary, St. Anselm’s Choir, Parish families of St. Anselm’s
and Parish families of St. Francis, St.Thomas Moore Prayer group and
St. Francis Spirit Ablaze prayer group. -

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial Mortuary
and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on Friday M,
oat, d 2008 from 10: 00am to 6:00pm and again on Saturday May 24
2008 from 10:00am to 11:00am and from 12:00 noon until service time
at the church,

BW LE . CH eT LST STI PT SE TEE
THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 13

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



4

ROBERT JAMES
TAYLOR, 75

| of Kennedy Sub Division, died |
at The Princess Margaret |

Hospital on Friday May 16,
2008.

3 | He is. survived by his wife:

~ Loise Taylor; son: Wayne |
Rolle: Sisters: Thelma Johnson, Stella Sawyer, Janet

Taylor; daughters: Rosalee Moss, Shirley Johnson,

Nicole Symonette; sister: Olive Rolle; brother: Joseph
Missick and a host of other relatives and friends. |

Funeral arrangement will-be announced at a later date. : of 7
| Funeral announcements will be made at a later date.

Retired Deputy

Super