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The Tribune

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

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Bahamas

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

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Schoolgirl alleges students
giving sexual favours for money

CHILDREN as young as nine
are selling their bodies to: older
men who wait for them outside the

school gates and give them money .

for sex, it was claimed.

According to a schoolgirl who
spoke to The Tribune on the con-
dition of anonymity, girls learn to
give men sexual favours for money
when they are in grade four and
will continue the practice through-
out high school. _

She said a “majority” of school-
girls engage in this “voluntary”
prostitution and it has become nor-
mal for them to go out with men in.
their 30's.

The men go to. public and pri-
vate schools across Nassau to pick
up vulnerable young girls after

Permanent
secretaries.

shuffle is
announced

AS PREVIOUSLY report-
ed by The Tribune, govern-
ment yesterday announced the _
shuffling-of several permanent
secretaries.

Most notable in govern-
ment’s statement was the
announcement. of the three-
month leave of Permanent
Secretary Harrison Thompson
in the Ministry of Local Gov-
ernment and Lands.

This comes after the resig-
nation of Sidney Collie from
the post of Cabinet minister
over the recent errors leading
up to local government elec-
tions.

Despite Mr Collie’s stepping
down from his post, members
of the PLP opposition have
been calling for more people
to tender their resignations as
they do not believe that the

SEE page 11


























school and take them out. The girls
are then pressured to perform sex-
ual favours for money and treats.

"They learn they can sell their
bodies and get the material things
they want," she said.

"There is pressure to buy cer-
tain clothes or whatever because
you want to look good or .up-to-
date, so they will-do things with
guys to get money. -

* “A lot of school girls really like
older men because they are work-
ing so they can give them things."

Acting Commissioner of Police
Hulan Hanna, however, negated
the claims of prolific prostitution
among Nassau schoolgirls, but
maintained that police are doing
all they can to protect students
after school. ; ;

"We have.consistent police
patrols at schools in New. Provi-
dence particularly at senior schools
and whenever persons are found to
be loitering they are told to leave."

Mr Hanna said the police force

has no information to justify the -

claim that the majority of school-
girls in schools across New Provi-
dence are selling their bodies and
performing sexual favours for'cash.

SEE page eight

‘Five suspected
male prostitutes
detained and
questioned.

DURING a recent investiga-
tion at a local hotel, five suspect-
ed male prostitutes were detained
and questioned by police.

The men, who were reportedly |

between the ages of 18 and 20
years, were said to be dressed in
female clothing — even down to
their undergarments.
Originally, police received a
complaint from one of the men

SEE page 11

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Four murdered schoolboys

are finally laid to rest"

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

FREEPORT - Four murdered
missing schoolboys were finally

laid to rest on Saturday following ©

a solemn funeral service at the
Community at Heart Tabernacle
Church of God of Prophecy.
Four identical blue caskets
adorned with bouquets of white
and light blue carnations were dis-
played at the front of the church,
with the photographs of each of







the boys — Mackinson Colas,
DeAngelo McKenzie, Junior
Remy, and Desmond Rolle.

The occasion was bitter sweet |

for the mothers, and families who
have waited five long years to
bury their sons’ remains.

At the gravesite, families cried

as the coffin of each of the boys
was lowered one by one into their
final resting place at Grand
Bahama Memorial Park.

Grand Bahama MPs Kenneth

SEE page 11



Ree
Mission Baptist Church

COMMONWEALTH Mis-
sion Baptist Church in Eliza-
beth Estates honoured mem-
bers of the press at its Inde-
pendence Day church service
yesterday. ws

Bishop Arnold Josey, the
church’s pastor for the past 21
years, came in close contact
with the working press as press
liaison officer during four of
the 26 years that he served with
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force.

Bishop Josey said that just
days before the official cele-
bration of the nation’s 35th
anniversary he wanted to pause
to “say thanks once again to
those persons who though valu-
able have somehow been trivi-
alized and minimized.”

“Today,” he said, “we say
thank you to the media, and
some of its personalities who
championed the birth of our
nation. The story would not
have been told if they didn’t
tell it. It would not have been
known if they had not recorded
it.”

SEE page 11







High number
_ of Bahamian
women ‘may be
carrying breast
cancer gene’

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

OBSERVATIONS by leading
oncologists suggest that an unusu-
ally high number of Bahamian
women may be carrying the so-
called. breast cancer gene.

Alarmed by the “distressing”
number of women who are being
diagnosed with the disease at a
young age, a group of local oncol-
ogists, in conjunction with spe-
cialists in Miami, is seeking fund-
ing to create a comprehensive
data registry of breast cancer suf-
ferers in the Bahamas.

Speaking with The Tribune, Dr

SEE page eight

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lace will be sworn in as
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THE TRIBUNE







MRS. Patricia Francis, aged
93, widow of Francis Francis
died peacefully at her son,
Craig Francis’s home in
Switzerland Wednesday
morning, July 2. — '

Mrs. Francis came to the
Bahamas with her husband ‘in
the late 1940’s and settled on
Bird Cay in the Berry Islands,
which they purchased from
Mr. Francis’s sister Marion B.
Carstairs during the war years.
She sold Bird Cay in 2002 and,
had been living between
Lyford Cay and Switzerland
for the past few years.

Before her marriage to
Francis Francis, as Patricia
Leonard, she was a very suc-
cessful stage actress in the the-
atre in London performing in
countless plays. and reviews
put on by impresario Andre
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Ingraham led a team from
Goodman's Bay in the
West during the 35th
Independence Celebra-

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friends.

She loved the Bahamas
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Cay, the beauty of the Berry
Islands and the solitude of liv-
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great pleasure.

Many people will remem-
ber her fondly for her gen-
erosity and philanthropic care
of children and animals.

Her brother Major Gerald
Leonard predeceased her by
two months passing away in
late March, they were. both
extremely close.

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Assistance
sought in the
identification of
woman's hotly

POLICE are still seek-
ing assistance in identify-
ing the badly decomposed
body of a woman who was
found off St Vincent Road
on Friday.

The woman, who has
been classified as the
country’s latest homicide,
was found in the back of.a
building under construc-
tion on Vinspin Road at
around 10.30am.

Chief Supt Glen Miller,
officer in-charge of the
Central Detective Unit,
told The Tribune yester-
day that the body of the
murdered woman will be
transferred to the morgue
sometime today.

It is hoped that an
autopsy will yield some
clues which will point to
the victim’s identity and
possibly to her killer.

“So far, no one has
come forward to claim
her,” Mr Miller said.

The CDU chief in an
earlier interview said that
there were visible injuries
to the head of the woman
whose body was dressed
with a top, but was
unclothed beneath.

It is believed that the
woman has been dead for
more than a week.

This discovery came just
days after the body of —
Haitian Louis Jaochim,
36, was found in the
bushes off Carmichael
Road.

The body of Jaochim;
who worked as a gardener
with Stuart Cove, showed
no signs of trauma, but his
death is being regarded as
suspicious pending an
autopsy.

in connection a
with robbery

AN 18-YEAR-OLD
youth has been arrested in
connection with the rob-
bery of the Royal Castle
Restaurant and Take-
Away on Baillou Hill
Road.

According to police
reports, the establishment
was held up by a gunman
at 6.30am on Saturday.

The suspect threatened
the cashier and escaped
with approximately $1,300
in cash.

Police later that day,
acting on information they
received, arrested a 18-
year-old boy of Anderson
Street. .

In his possession, offi-
cers found a .38 pistol and
six unfired rounds of
ammunition.

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more than $800 seized

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

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
police made a drug arrest in East
Grand Bahama on Saturday that
resulted in the seizure of suspect-
ed marijuana and more than $800
cash.

Chief Superintendent of Police
Basil Rahming said a 22-year-old
resident of Murphy Town, Abaco,
was taken into custody sometime
after Spm near the settlement of
Freetown.

According to reports, officers
of the Eastern Division were on
mobile patrol around 5.20pm on

i. the Grand Bahama Highway

when they pulled over a white
Buick Century in the vicinity of
Freetown.

Mr Rahming said officers
stopped the vehicle because the

driver was acting suspiciously aft er
spotting the police cruiser.

While searching the vehicle, ‘a
plastic bag containing one half
pound of marijuana was retrievec/,
along with $830 cash, which is suss-
pected of being the proceeds frorn
the sale of dangerous drugs.

The driver was arrested and
taken into custody. He is expecteud
to be formally charged in the
Freeport Magistrate’s Court o12
Monday.

BREACH OF FISHERIES ACT’

THREE Abaco men were
arrested on Saturday after they
were allegedly caught with craw,-
fish and stone crab during the:
closed season.

Acting on information received,,
officers of the Eastern Division
pulled over a blue Hyundai
Accent car on the Grand Bahama.

Highway in the vicinity of South
Riding Point around 6.20pm Sat-
urday.

According to Supt Rahming,
the occupants were found in pos-
session of two Styrofoam coolers,
which were in the back trunk.

On inspecting the coolers, offi-
cers discovered 224 pounds of
freshly caught crawfish, along with

. six pounds of fresh stone crab

claws.

Mr Rahming said the crawfish
harvesting season does not open
until August 1 and the stone crab
season begins on October 1.

The three male residents of
Moores Island, Abaco, were
arrested and taken into custody
at the High Rock Police Station.
The seafood was confiscated.

Formal charges are expected to
be filed in the Freeport Magis-
trate’s Court on Monday against
the three.

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PM attends
ecumenical
service of
thanksgiving

PRIME Minister
Hubert Ingraham and his
wife Dolores yesterday
afternoon attended the
ecumenical service of
thanksgiving for the 35th
anniversary of Indepen-
dence at the Sir Kendal
Isaacs Gym.

In his message, printed
in the service’s pro-
gramme, Prime Minister
Ingraham reflected on
the country’s 35 years of
Bahamian Independence.

“We are a talented, resourceful
and cultured people. During the
past 35 years we have drawn on
our talents, our resources and our
cultural strength to make institu-

tions and principles inherited from

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Inviting all Bahamians to join in
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tions, Mr Ingraham said that “all
our combined efforts have made
us a great little nation and a respon-
sible international member of the
international community.”

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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A pastor’s call for the country

YESTERDAY, Bishop Arnold Josey —
policeman turned preacher — honoured the
press corps, which had harassed him for four
long years when he was the,police force’s
press liaison officer.

Many were the occasions when Officer
Josey, as he then was, was pestered by a
reporter, trying to meet his deadline, for
‘information about a criminal — information
that only Mr Josey could provide. Often Mr
Josey was wearing his pastor’s robes when
reporters were in search-of him. While he
was busy preaching to the saved, the reporter
was anxious to talk to him about the crimi-

nals. There was many a verbal tussle between
policeman-pastor and reporters over the
years, but we all survived, and much to his
credit, Bishop Josey never lost his cool.

His isa community church always encour-
sane his Elizabeth Estates parishioners to

live up to their full potential and finding
excuses to publicly honour them when they
do. -..
-Evety year his church celebrates the coun-

- try’s Independence in a special way by hon-

otiring those persons who are essential to the
smooth functioning of our community, but
are too often taken for granted and never
thanked.

Among them have been the teachers, nurs-
es, boat builders, taxi drivers, small business
men and women and garbage collectors, who
he prefers to call “sanitation technicians:”
Yesterday it was the press — the Fourth
Estate.

Amidatt this historic and timeless
moment,” he told his parishioners yesterday,
“the world around us is shrouded in one great
big question mark.” And it was that big ques-
tion mark that took him around the world

touching on its trouble spots — war in Iraq -

sand. Afghanistan complicated by perceived

x ‘involvement of Iran, earthquakes, flooding

‘and death in China, the Tibetans and their
Dalai Lama, the flooding and tragedy in
Myanmar (Burma), the despair of Africa and
the need for someone to get President

: Mugabe to listen, the oil crisis — and so on it

Ww ent until he arrived back in the land of his

birth — “the greatest little country on earth.”

\ small, he recognised that it too is a
untry-with major problems.

He touched on the election court and the
need, when the final case has been settled, for
the “glaring defects in the system” to be
repaired before the next election.

He urged that work be started early on
the electoral boundaries to avoid the confu-
sion of the 2007 election. The question of
the Kennedy constituency and whether an
elected member of a political party be
allowed “arbitrarily to decide only weeks lat-
er that he isn’t really what he said he was.”
He felt that the people who elected him
should have a say in the MP’s decision.

And, of course, being a former police offi-
cer, he had much to say about crime. He was
disappointed in how government has dealt
with crime. He said that in January Prime
Minister Ingraham had said that his govern-
ment “commits to ensuring that our laws are
vigorously enforced, modernised and
strengthened where necessary.” Bishop Josey
said that Bahamians now wanted to hear per-
sonally from the Prime Minister as to what
they should do, “who must do what, and who
is doing what.”

He talked of the summons and warrant
system that has to be updated. He con-
demned a system where people with arrest
warrants can get their cars licensed, and trav-

. el and conduct business with impunity.

He said there are cases in policé stations,
especially traffic matters, that have languished
so long that they are now statute barred.

He suggested that persons who could help
expedite these matters were many justices
of the peace, senior retired police officers
who should be called back into service and
would be happy to continue serving their
country.

“Let’s get the community courts going
right away — one in the East, one in the
South, and one in the Southwest,” he said,
offering to volunteer himself “to get the ball
rolling.”

He dealt with coroner’s courts, the magis-
trate’s courts, school policing, and many oth-
er issues.

The big question mark: How is this country
to be saved? And the answer in the mind of a
former police officer is to uphold and enforce
the laws. “If-ye be willing and obedient ye
shall eat of the good of the land,” he con-
cluded, quoting from the Bible.

If not — then just look around and see, on
the eve of her thirty-fifth birthday, the

_ depraved state to which this disobedience
has brought our beloved Bahamas — and |

the downward path on which it will continue

unless Bahamians are prepared to turn. it -

around.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THANK you for space in
youlr invaluable column. Please
allow these comments to be
expressed concerning an article
written on page two of The Tri-
buine’s Monday, June 23, 2008
ediition under the storyline:
“Hopes of joint ventures with
Bahamians and _ foreign
investors in light of EPA”.
Declarant here is that the
reporter did an excellent job
however; the contents of the
starry itself were a bit disturb-
ings.

‘The article in question her-
alcis the Minister of State for
Fimance’s announcement that
Bathamians will be able to col-
labborate with foreign investors

through the Economic Partner- _

shiip Agreement (“EPA”) due
to a “most significant change”
thiat will be made to this coun-
try’s National Investment Poli-
cy (“NIP”).

Additionally, these changes
to the NIP would apparently
complement industries in The
Bahamas that would be opened
to foreign participation but only
if the outside investor agreed
to “join hands” with a Bahami-
ar.

Strangely, the Minister failed
to mention that the NIP is only
a ‘policy and not a statute and is
therefore predisposed to the
whims of the Government.

Further, it is asserted that if
-this Government was serious
atoout Bahamian participation
im any particular sector or ser-

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vices, they would have kept the
sector or services for Bahamians
only, and they would have
implement legislation to sup-
port this position.

This article, which got pro-

gressively worse, went on to
state that “The government has
yet to release the full offer being
made to the European Union
by The Bahamas in terms of the
liberalisation of its services
industries”.

A further ominous statement
that was made by the Minister
was that a list showing the sec-
tors or services to be offered to
the European Union “should”
be made public by the end of

. June.

In some instances, one can
tolerate the vagaries of govern-
ment actions, as they attempt
to sell their views to the public.
However, nothing can be so
vexing as to see members of this
Government casually inform its
citizens about a life changing
and possibly irrevocable trans-
action.

This Treaty is far too impor-
tant to be treated with docility,
the way our leaders are treating

it.

Additionally, it is sad to see
that two other influential pil-
lars in this society, the Opposi-
tion and the Church, have failed

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to address this matter properly
or in a timely manner to the
country.

Unfortunately, they have
buried their heads in the sand
concerning this Treaty.

Even the special interest
groups that oppose the EPA in
some form or fashion have not
fostered well in presenting the
most crucial issues from their
platform.

It is just absurd that the
Opposition and the Church are
allowing the Government to
expose only portions of a docu-
ment of such significance to
only a select group of individu-
als, over such a short space of
time.

It is a firm belief that the
process that the government is

-using to sell their position to

the public about the EPA is
egregious to say the least.

The hands that hold the cards
to this country’s future is being
kept too close to the chest by a
small group of persons and
nobody has the political will to
oppose this position.

‘Even as a person who has
pro-treaty views, J.am a firm
believer in public education;
and it is evident that a contract
such as the EPA should not be
entered into without absolute
dialogue with the common man
because only the common man
will have to pay the price.

DWAYNE J HANNA
Nassau,
June 23, 2008.

Article on education contained
misleading, ill-advised statements

I{DITOR, The Tribune.

Mr Adrian Gibson’s article,
‘“‘Our Educational System is
an inadequate Sham”, was
rad with meticulous interest.
WVhile he presented a number
of salient and relevant points,
hie has made some misleading,
ill-advised and inaccurate
statements.

First, the national grade of |

“D’ in both the BGCSE and
I3JC is an acceptable and



expected academic outcome:
the point is that the ‘D’ grade
represents the average grade
on a scale of A to G.

If we want to improve the

_national results by a letter

grade, that is, from D to C,

then we must change our.

philosophical approach to the
examinations by allowing only
the best students to sit the
examinations.

Secondly, not to advance
students to the next grade lev-
el unless they earn a 2.00 or
better GPA is an ambitious
ideal but a highly unrealistic
one at this time.

The Ministry of Education
does not have the resources

-to implement such a policy.

Thirdly, although Mr Gib-
son commented on the lack of
parent support in the schools,
he should have made this the
crux of the whole matter. The
parents are the primary rea-

mance, not Minister Carl
Bethel and the Ministry of
Education or the curriculum.
By the way, the essential dif-
ference between the private
and public schools is that the
parents in the former make
things happen.

Fourthly, considering the
fact: that our country is
plagued with a myriad of
social-ills, it’s a wonder we
have 50 per cent of the stu-
dents with high school diplo-
mas.

Thanks be unto God for the
hard working and caring Min-
istry Officials, school admin-
istrators, teachers, parents and
students who are responsible
for the academic success sto-
ries throughout our Peau
Bahama land.

PERRY R
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Many BPSU members are ‘disgruntled
with leadership and ready for change’

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



MANY members of the Bahamas Public
Service Union are "disgruntled" with its lead-
ership and are ready for a change, three can-
didates set to run in the union's September
elections claimed yesterday.

With the stated aims of better representing
members, bringing "greater transparency",
consultation and "fiscal prudence" to the
union, the three candidates officially
announced their intentions on Friday.

Mike Stubbs, a Chief Climatological Offi- —

cer at the Department of Meteorology, Sloan
Smith, a senior immigration officer, and Derek
Ferguson, a Stores and Purchasing Supervisor
in the Industrial Tribunal, will run for the
positions of President, Vice President and
Secretary-General of the BPSU in September.

Mr Stubbs told The Tribune that “by all
means" the contest, in which incumbent Pres-
ident John Pinder has already declared his
intention to vie for a third term as president,
should be a hot one.

While declaring that they appreciate what
Mr Pinder has achieved for the union during
his almost six years in office, Mr Smith said the

union needs new vision and direction.

Canvassing government offices over the -

last three weeks, Mr Stubbs claimed the team
has been confronted by members who showed
"a high degree of dissatisfaction" with the
current leadership.

"(It went) to the extent that people went to
the level of using some profanity to express
their disgust" with the top team, he claimed.

A particular concern expressed, alleged
Mr Smith, is that "there may be a political
force behind certain of our.(union) leaders."

"I think Mr Pinder has shown himself to be
partisan towards a political party. But when it
comes to the union, in order to be objective,
and to be fair to the members, you can't just
say it, you've got to appear to be that way."

One of the major issues the team hopes to
address if elected is the viability of the union's
medical plan, which is currently not accepted
by Doctor's Hospital and other individual
doctors after members' bills allegedly went
unpaid.

The malfunctioning plan is a "very major
concern" for a number of members, said Mr
Stubbs, an executive vice president of the
union from 2002 to 2005.

"A lot of our. members who have now
retired they don't want to see it fall apart

because it's very difficult for them to get med-
ical coverage."

Meanwhile, "timely" financial reports,
access to all such reports by all members, a
"code of ethics" for executive members, open
dialogue by the executive team with shop
stewards, a vote from members on any union
investment over a certain value and an "up-to-
date website" are other plans the team have in
the pipeline, they claim.

Mr Smith said that a $10 increase in mem-.
bership dues instituted around 18 months ago,
from $15 to $25 a month, although making
the union "viable" again after a period where
it was faltering financially, left unadddressed
the root cause of the organisation's problems.

"Tt makes it look like it's profitable now but
what it says is, you've not effectively dealt
with the proper management of what you
have — that has to change within the union.
The people are investing their money, they
have a right to have sound business practices
going on within the union and that is why we
are here."

A "people's investment" by the union ina
rental apartment complex has not yielded the
returns it could have, pointed out two of the
candidates, as it has been in a dilapidated and
vacant state for around five years.



‘Bus fares need to double’

@ By REUBEN SHEARER
and CAPUCINE DAYEN

THERE needs to be drastic
increase in fares for buses in New
Providence, drivers and the pres-
ident of the Public Transporta-
tion Association Bahamas
(PTAB), Reuben Rahming said
at a press conference yesterday.

“Bus fares need to double. The
point is not to rape Bahamians
of their money,” Mr Rahming
explained. “We only want the
industry employees to be com-
pensated, due to the rise of cost in
fuel that has negatively impact-
ed our finances.”

PTAB is calling on govern-
ment to consider a proposal sub-
mitted on November 16, 2005,
regarding the financial challenges
facing the transportation indus-
try. Mr Rahming and the drivers
are disappointed that no “formal
discussions” have been arranged
to date to formulate a compro-
mise providing the increase in bus
fares.

It was revealed that 60 per cent
of the revenues from buses go:
straight to purchasing fuel,.and
“that is without expenses,” he
said. “The industry is collaps-

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In a survey conducted by The
Tribune team, bus drivers say that
on average they pay around $130
a day to fill their tanks with
diesel. Prices are $6.31 a gallon
for diesel at most gas stations, it
was confirmed; and many say that
after paying this much at the
pump, they can merely muster
$80 on a good day.

One bus driver observed that
this is the first time in the nation’s
history that diesel has been more
than gas. He remembers when it
was $3 ten years ago.

As part of a comprehensive
proposal, the PTAB is also asking
government to be given latitude
with a maximum and minimum
fare. “We don’t want to lose
our short drive riders,” he said, “it
would be unfair that they pay $2
for their ride.”

Mr Rahming said that the pro-

posal would also allow bus pas-
sengers who need a bus transfer
to pay at least 10 per cent less on
their second ride.

He said that the current fare of
50, cents. for Senior. Citizens

should. be “revisited” as he:
believes that they.should pay, the.:
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“Although we love providing
good service to them, it is unfair
that the PTAB has to compro-
mise for a certain class of citi-
zens,” he explained.

Drivers say that “politicians
are behind the desk but we are
the ones who face the public. We
are the ones to see them,” he
said. “We deserve much more
than we get, we are the ones who
deal with this on a daily basis.”

Speaking to The Tribune, |
Lawrence Thurston, a driver for







comments, stating that the fare
should be the same for everyone
“across the board.”

He explained that all of his
money goes to Diesel. “I can’t
even spend a normal $200 on gro-
cery like everyone else,” he
said. “I can only spend $100 and I
don’t have anything left.”

- President Rahming thanked
outgoing Transport Minister Ear-
le Deveaux for his service on
behalf of the PTAB, and com-
mended him on his new post in
charge of the environment. He

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Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute graduates celebrate their success

GRADUATES of the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) celebrated their success at
Bahamas Faith Ministries with over
1,000 teachers, relatives and friends.

Senior vice president of the plan-
ning, development, instructional and
effectiveness department at Daytona
State College, Dr Charles Carroll, con-

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gratulated the 205 graduates for their
educational achievement despite life's
difficulties.

He said: "You've juggled exams,
families, jobs and challenges to be here
today. This diploma represents a lot of
hard work and sacrifice."

Dr Carroll encouraged the gradu-
ates to look inward for the qualities of

character integrity, courage and a con-
tinued desire to learn. The Minister of
youth and sports Bryan Woodside also
advised graduates on how their choic-
es from now on will determine who
they become. He said: "You are at an
amazing moment in your life today.
"I am not here to tell you what the
purpose is in your life, but I want to

share some of the excitement I feel
about this awesome journey that life
will represent for you even amidst the
whirlwinds.

"IT want to give you some encour-
agement that can help you make cer-
tain choices."

He encouraged the graduates to live
fully, seize opportunities, be daring

and above all, keep ahead of the game.

Eric Taylor, representing the 2008
BTVI graduating class, challenged his
fellow graduates to dream big, aim for
the stars, set goals and commit to a life
of continuous learning. He was pre-
sented with the Manager's Award and
inducted to The National Technical
Honour Society.

Ragged Island residents frustrated
in their bid for harbour channel



CALLS from Ragged Island residents
for a much-needed harbour channel have
again fallen on deaf ears, it emerged last
night.

Islanders say the channel would revitalise
the economy by attracting passing yachts-
men from the United States.

However, the best they can expect in the
foreseeable future is a new dock at Gun
Point, where the government intends to
establish a Defence Force base.

Island spokesman Myron Lockhart-Bain
told The Tribune last night that the dock
project had been revealed during a meeting
between local MP Larry Cartwright and
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

An improved road linking the main set-
tlement, Duncan Town, with Gun Point at
the northern tip of the island will also be

built to replace the rough track in place at _

present.

“Something is better than nothing,” said
Mr Lockhart-Bain, “and it will enable the
mailboat to unload.straight on to a dock.

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Dock project revealed during talks
between local MP and Ingraham

“We have been told repeatedly that
European Union money was available for
the channel, which would enable passing
yachtsmen to come right in here.”

Residents feel a channel would enable
Ragged Island’s 68-strong population to
cash in on, the tourist trade by providing
meals and refreshments for visitors.

As things stand, most yachts pass ‘by on
their way to the Caribbean, leaving Ragged

Island in what residents feel is deepening

isolation.
“It sounds like the decision has been
made and that it’s. final, ” said Mr Lock-

hart-Bain.

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and other consultation procedures enjoyed
by larger islands. They feel their low voting
strength has made their community “The
Cinderella Isle” of the Bahamas.

“They are going to fix the road going out
to Gun Point, but none of this will help us to
diversify the economy here, which is what
we want most of all,” said Mr Lockhart-
Bain.

Residents have also called for a third
teacher at the istand school.

This, they claim, would enable students to
stay on the island for an extra two years
before being forced to seek secondary
schooling in Nassau.

There are real fears that life on Ragged
Island could become “untenable” unless
crucial matters like the school and channel
are addressed.

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a blaze at a small shopping centre opposite Success Training Col-
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March in
honour of
murdered
Khodee Davis.

FAMILY, friends and Age! ;
bours of Khodee. Davis, who was :
murdered in broad daylight on }
Whit Monday, will march in his :
honour and memory on Indepen- :

dence Day, July 10.

The march will start at Freedom :
Park in Fox Hill, continue west :
along Bernard Road and Wulff :
Road to Marathon Road, then :
south along Marathon to Robinson }
Road. The march then continues :
east along Robinson Road and :
Prince Charles Drive to Fox Hill :
Road and then north back to Free- :

dom Park.

“Once again, we, the free and i
sovereign people of Fox Hill, are :
obliged, in the face of rapid social :
deterioration, to take action to :
bring about necessary change in :
our community and in the country :
as a whole; to ensure that persons :
charged with murder are not grant- :
ed bail and persons convicted of :

murder are hanged promptly,”

community activist Rodney Mon-

cur said in a press statement.

“The curse of lawlessness, gang- :
sterism, mayhem and unrestrained :
violent criminality is spreading :
more and more in our beloved
country as murder, attempted mur- :
der and other violent crimes con- :
tinue to escalate with each pass- :

ing day.”

Mr Moncur said that the }
Bahamas is “now.almost paralysed :
by fear brought on by uncontrolled ;
violence over the recent weeks, :

months and years.”

“There is now a real threat that :
the peaceful life that has been a :
hallmark of Bahamian culture for :
generations is about to be:
destroyed because convicted mur- :
derers are no longer hanged and :
persons charged with murder are :
all granted bail. The laws dealing :
with punishment for murder have :
been diluted and de-fanged,” he :

said.

took over these islands.”

History shows that Sir Woodes }
Rodgers, the first Royal Gover- :
nor, with a forceful hand, caught as :
many of these pirates as he could
and had them tried promptly and !
hanged without delay. In that way,
the fear of the law was reintro- }
duced, the rule of law was re-estab-
lished and peace, security and }
prosperity were restored to these :
islands and were sustained from :

then until recently.

_ “A few days ago,” said Mr Mon- :
cur, “we the sovereign people of :
Fox Hill were shocked to hear the :
Attorney General of The Bahamas :
give an explanation as to why the :
Government cannot restore the :

Rule of Law.”

Mr Moncur said that in Fox :
Hill her argument had been reject- :
ed. As the people saw it the judi- :
ciary, in giving reasons why per- :
sons were being released on bail, :
were making their own rules and in :
so doing had “emasculated the :
Government, reduced Parliament }
to a non-entity, made us all subject :
to their anti-social opinions and :
have made us all victims of mur- :
derers who are allowed to run free :

throughout this country.

“This is not acceptable,” he said. :

“The free and sovereign people :
of Fox Hill in particular, and of :
The Bahamas in general,” said Mr :
Moncur, “will entertain no argu- }
ment and no explanation as to why :
the Rule of Law cannot be :
restored and maintained in the }
Bahamas. For us to entertain such :
arguments is for us to commit }

national suicide.”

He said the primary function of :
‘Government is to establish and :
maintain an environment where }
the Rule of Law reigns supreme :
and is unchallenged. “This is what :
Woodes Rodgers did several cen- :
turies ago; and this is what is need- :

ed once again today,” he said.

Clearly, if the Attorney Gener- }
al’s arguments are accepted, then :
the Bahamian people must come ;
to the painful conclusion that Gov- }
ernment has failed miserably and :
there is need therefore to look for }
anew cohort of leaders who, being :
neither hobbled by the legal mis- :
interpretations of non-elected :
judges, nor compromised by their‘:
own opposition to capital punish- ;
ment, will restore and re-establish :
law, order and security in this our :

beloved country.”

Mr Moncur said that the peo-;
ple of Fox Hill believe that “this: |
curse of lawlessness is a complex: |
social phenomenon, the solution }
to which requires an integrated :
approach, embracing strengthening :
of the police force; enlightening :
the citizenry at large in areas such :
as anger management and conflict :
resolution; youth mentoring; :
expansion of educational and eco- :

nomic opportunities and so on.

“Further,” he said, “we believe :
that the core, the axis, of this inte- :
grated approach must be the instill- :
ing in the hearts of all Bahamians, :
young and old, rich and poor, a :
fear of the law that punishes all :
convicted murderers by hanging :
and that denies bail to those who }

are charged with murder. ”



“We reflect that at another time :
in the history of The Bahamas, :
there was a similar break-down in :
law and order, when the pirates of :
the 17th century, ‘filled with plun- :
dering zeal’, as the late composer, :
Timothy Gibson described them, ;

Businessman donates $5,000

to ‘Help Build the Bridge’

HAROLD “Sonny”
Waugh, one of Grand
Bahama’s best known busi-
nessmen put his money where
his mouth is and donated
$5,000 to “Help Build the
Bridge” fund for the Lucayan
National Park.

“Sonny”, as he is affection-
ately known in Grand
Bahama, “is not only a com-
munity builder, but also an
activist who always steps to
the plate to take the right
action to assist Grand Bahama
and its citizens,” said a
Bahamas National Trust
spokesman. He lives his life
by the Rotary motto, “Service
Above Self.”

Mr Waugh, a long time sup-
porter of The Bahamas
National Trust, generously
donated $5,000 in-support of
the “Help Build the Bridge”
fund, which means he will
have his family name stamped
on eight planks.

Damage

“The bridge is being rebuilt
after years of wear and tear
and hurricane damage,” said
Karin Sanchez of the Grand
Bahama Regional Branch of
the Bahamas National Trust.
She noted “This bridge cam-
paign is just the first step in
the complete renovation of
the Park, which once fully
completed will feature not
only a new bridge but a wel-
come centre for guests,
improved parking, and other

amenities worthy of a Nation-

al Park.”

When asked about his rea- .

sons for this very generous
donation, Mr. Waugh replied
that he had been involved as
the initial chairperson of the
Bahamas National Trust when
the branch was established by
the late Basil Kelly, president
of the BNT in Nassau.”

He added, “I have a rather

long and intense history with
the Trust, it was a great fight
to get the Trust on Grand
Bahama. I shudder to think
of the number of meetings I
attended with the Port
Authority and the government
when we wanted to make
Peterson Cay a national park.

“Tt was at a time when the
fragile nature of the environ-
ment was just being recog-
nized and I knew that this was
a big thing which we needed
to do. Closing the caves was a
fight, but at that point it need-
ed to be done to protect its
fragile ecosystem.”

Tenacious

Sonny Waugh is a tenacious
man who has a special place in
his heart for his country and

its beauty. Mr. Waugh, a Nas- |

sau native, came to Freeport
in 1956. At that time, he estab-
lished West End Yacht Haven
and Service Centre and was
the ESSO distributor for
Grand Bahama.

He married and he and his
late wife, Alice, had four chil-
dren — Gregg who lives in
South Carolina, and Godfrey,
Brian and daughter Lee, all
of whom live in Grand
Bahama.

It is his vision that all school
children need to be better
educated as to the environ-

‘ment and it is his hope that

his $5,000 donation will help
towards the development of
the Lucayan National Park as
a tourist destination on Grand
Bahama.

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businesses in The Bahamas to
make a donation or match his
donation.

He believes strongly that if
the community works togeth-
er, good things happen. The
Trust is building an environ-
mentally sound bridge, in
compliance with the standards

_ Norma Catherin Albury
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Albany environmental

manager acquires
_ CIWEM Chartered

FROM page one

He said: "What we are aware
of is that there are young girls who
have liaisons with adult men, and
where it is brought to our atten-
tion we deal with it, but we do not
know that this is a rampant situa-
tion in all the schools."

Mr Hanna said there will be
an investigation into the claims.

The Tribune's school girl
source explained that going out
with older men is widely accepted,
and even encouraged in the com-
munity.

"Some of the girls are still in
primary school, and their parents
either do not know what they are

Child prostitution claim

doing or they encourage their chil-
dren to do it so they will bring
things home.

"And that is starting from
grade four. It's the environment
they grow up in."

The girl claims that some
teachers are involved in the illicit
sex trade, which has become so
common girls will perform sexual
favours for a $5 lunch snack.

Youth worker Carlos Reid said
he is well aware of this emerging
trend of child prostitution in the
Bahamas and is working with

how damaging it is.

He said: "More and more of
these girls are involved in this anti- :
social lifestyle and they want to :

get paid.

"They learn how to get things :
by laying down and letting fellas :
have their way. It's easy money

as far as they're concerned."

Mr Reid said the girls are influ- 2

enced by older women, such as
their mothers, aunts, sisters and
cousins who they will see with a
variety of men.

"We are on the verge of social
collapse," he said.

"Our young girls are off the 2

young people to help them realise —_ chain."



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Manager of the $1.3 billion Albany community on
New Providence, is one of the first Bahamian
women to acquire certification as a Chartered
Scientist by the Chartered Institution of Water
and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Ms Newbold is one of only six Bahamians to
receive the certification, along with Stacie Moul-
trie, an Environmental Consultant for Albany,
who also acquired the CIWEM membership. The
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“This certification is an indication of Rochelle’s

drive and dedication to the environment and we
couldn’t be more fortunate to have such a well-
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Ms Newbold joined Albany in March and is
responsible for monitoring and ensuring. Albany’s
environmental commitments are in compliance
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opment by the BEST Commission and govern-
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“We are. honoured to have Rochelle on our
team, serving as Albany’s key advocate for the
environment,” said Christopher Anand, Albany’s
managing partner.

“Rochelle is highly respected and joins an
esteemed group of environmentalists with her
CIWEM certification.”

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unfortunately no complete statis-
tical data on breast cancer in the
Bahamas. Therefore, it cannot be
accurately determined how many
women suffer from the disease
and if that number has increased
over the years.

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said.

These numbers alone, Dr Lunn
said, suggest that Bahamian
women are very susceptible to
breast cancer.

“It’s very distressing,” he said.

Dr Lunn said that further ran-
dom testing led to even more
alarming discoveries.

Of 24 women who were ran-
domly tested for the breast cancer
gene, 12 were carriers.and two of
those had very unique mutations
of the gene.

- Dr Lunn explained that there
are approximately 700 mutations
of the gene, and that two specific
ones can be found in the
Bahamas.

One of the forms of mutation
which is found in the Bahamas, is
also seen in West African women,
the other mutation form seems
to be unique to the Bahamas, Dr
Lunn said.

According to the United States’
National Breast Cancer Founda-
tion most inherited cases of breast
cancer.are associated with two
genes, the BRCA1, which stands

for breast cancer gene one, and
BRCA2, or breast cancer gene
two.

“The function of these genes
is to keep breast cells growing
normally and to prevent any can-
cer cell growth. But when these
genes contain abnormalities, or
mutations, they are associated
with an increased breast_cancer
risk,” the foundation said.

Dr Lunn said that women who
have a family history of breast
cancer could be likely candidates
for carrying the breast cancer
gene.

Those diagnosed with having.
the breast cancer gene, he said,
usually follow one of two paths.

Some women decide to surgi-
cally remove both their breasts
as a preventive measure, while
others choose to take the less
drastic route of routinely getting
tested and carefully monitoring
their bodies for any signs of breast
cancer.

Women with the breast cancer
gene are 15 times more likely to
get the disease, he said.

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Lunn said.

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LOCAL NEWS .

THE COW is raised from the well it was trapped in.

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RESCUED



FROM WELL

BHS, police
take the cow
by the horns

THE Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety and police were mobilised on
the weekend to rescue a cow
which had fallen down a well.

Debbie Russell of Coral Har-
bour contacted the Bahamas
Humane Society (BHS) on Sat-
urday to report a cow in her
neighbor’s well.

She told the BHS officers that
the cow had fallen in the open
well pit-in the morning and that
she had unsuccessfully attempted
to reach government rescue agen-

cies for assistance in removing the .

animal.

BHS Inspector Carl Thurston
was dispatched to the scene.

Upon arriving there he met
police officers from the Cable
Béach police ‘station, who. had
failed in their attempts to locate
the owner of the.cow: i

BHS executive director

Stephen Turnquest arrived on the

scene at 12.45pm and was told by
Ms Russell that they had contact-
ed everyone for assistance and
only the police officers showed
up. -

Mr Turnquest then contacted
every heavy equipment operator
in the Coral Harbour and
Carmichael Road area for assis-
tance, but none were available.
While checking for tow trucks or
backhoe drivers in the Adelaide
Road area, Mr Turnquest came
across Arlington Sherman and his
wife, who were on their way to
clean up their property.

Mr Turnquest explained to Mr |

Sherman the dilemma of the cow
and the need to use his equipment
in order to rescue the animal.
The group of rescuers then tied
a rope around the cow’s horns

and fastened it to the tractor’s’

bucket.
Mr Miller and Inspector

Thurston guided the cow’s head
and Mr Turnquest and a neigh-
bour used two pieces of wood
under the cow’s hip and together
they got the animal out of the
well.

After the cow had been heaved
up out of the well, BHS officers
removed the rope from its horns.

“The cow went on it’s way, a
little bruised but very thankful to
be out of that well,” the BHS said
yesterday in a press statement.

Mr Turnquest said the
Bahamas Humane Society wants

to send a warning to persons who’

let their livestock go astray and
who leave open well pits on their

- properties.
“Both of these can endanger

the lives of humans and animals.
The BHS would like to say a spe-
cial thank you to Mr Arlington
Sherman, he is truly a good
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invites Tenders from eligible bidders for
the provision of Landscaping Services

(Administration Building) at the

Corporation’s main offices at Blue Hill

and Tucker Roads.

Bidders are required to collect packages
from the Corporation’s Administration

Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads by con-
tacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Telephone No. 302-1158.

Tenders are to be delivered on or before
July 18th, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
and addressed as follows:

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

Marked: Tender No. 671/08
Landscaping Services (Administration
Building) Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas

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PAGE 10, MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008

COLLEGE OF BAHAMAS FIRST DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: | | :
35 YEARS LATER: INDEPENDENCE and the BAHAMIAN PSYCHE

Foreigners, businessmen shaped
the Bahamas, says economist |



@ By LISA LAWLOR

Tribune Junior Reporter

THE business of the
Bahamas was long ago decid-
ed on by foreigners and local
businessmen, with no consid-
eration to the loss of culture,
as discussed at the College of
the Bahamas' first Distin-
guished Lecture on "35 Years
Later: Independence and the
Bahamian Psyche".

Economist Dr. Olivia Saun-
ders said that the "format" of
our current tourism model

was not crafted and deter-
mined by any premier or
prime minister of the country,
or even Stafford Sands", sup-
porting the popular view in a
2003 poll that the Bahamas
has "never been truly inde-
pendent (because) it relies on
the outside world to feed
itself.

"And we as a people have
given consent to (this tourism
model's) continuance and
deepening," Dr Saunders said.

In her opinion "we are a
sorry country if we can't imag-
ine doing anything but
tourism.

Others decided _ for
(Bahamians) what our busi-

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"We are ignoring our social
situation because we're stick-
ing with the economic format
that we know," she said,

"resulting in the loss of our -

culture."

Dr Saunders noted that
promotion of our major
resorts is the tool currently
used to attract tourist busi-
ness, not "historical sites, not
cultural events, not purchas-
ing unique Bahamian prod-
ucts, not about getting to
know Bahamians." (See side-
bar).

"This explains why. our

policies tend to be directed -

towards how Bay Street looks
and its security more so than
the appearance and safety of
Grant's Town," Dr Saunders
said.
Furthermore, she said,
because of this focus on devel-
oping the tourism industry
rather than on developing the
betterment of the Bahamian

‘people, we face:

e Embarrassing illiteracy
andinnumeracy;

e Rise in chronic lifestyle
illnesses;

° Appalling disparities in
incomes;

e Overcrowded prisons;

e Disturbing rise in disaf-
fected Bahamians regretting
having returned home from
university or not returning
because our business is not
about them demonstrating
and applying their brilliance.

e Environmental degrada-
tion

In looking towards the next
35 years of independence,

"our task is to craft a business:

model for The Bahamas that
aims to bring together the
genius of Bahamians and res-
idents for the primary bene-
fit of Bahamians and resi-
dents," she said. -

Dr Saunders also denied
any input to what another pos-
sible "primary business" could
be, if it is no longer this

"exploitative" form of
tourism, but concluded that
"tourism is not about the peo-
ple of The Bahamas, or that
Bahamians are the primary
beneficiaries."

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THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008, PAGE 11



Press members

FROM page one

Bishop Josey said: “On behalf

of all Bahamians everywhere,

those who didn’t say it, or wouldn’t
say it, thank you. You are appre- :

ciated, but as priceless treasure,

though not always seen, your value

is never diminished.”

Receiving the corporate trophy

of an eagle — “soaring with eagles’

wings” being the motto of the :
Commonwealth Mission Baptist :
Church — were The Tribune and :
The Nassau Guardian. The two :
trophies were received on behalf of :
the two newspapers by Mrs Eileen :
Carron, CEO of Tribune Media :
Group and chairman of the joint :
operation between The Tribune ;

and Nassau Guardian.

Framed certificates of honour :
were also presented to media indi- :
viduals for their “sacrificial com- :
mitment and defence of democra- }
tic rights as a champion in the birth :

of our nation.”

Mrs Carron was presented with





Four murdered schoolboys finally laid to rest

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by Design

FROM page one

Russell, Minister of National
Insurance and Housing and
Deputy-Speaker of the House
Kwasi Thompson attended the
funeral service, which was held at
liam.

Rev Peter Pinder, pastor of Mt
Zion Baptist Church, delivered a
powerful sermon in which he
expressed strong concern about
the crime situation in the
Bahamas.

He noted that the five missing .

boys’ tragedy was a tragic period
in the history of the country, espe-
cially on Grand Bahama.

On May 9, 2003, 12-year-old
Jake Grant was the first to disap-
pear. A week later, 11-year-old
Mackinson Colas disappeared on
May 16 while on an errand for his
mother.

On May 27, 13-year-old DeAn-

gelo McKenzie disappeared while
walking home from school. Two
months later, Junior Remy, 11,
also disappeared while walking
home from school on July 29.
Desmond Rolle, 14, left his part

time job as a packer in the food- |

store on September 28 and never
made it home.

After months of unsuccessful
searching and assistance from
international law enforcement
agencies, including Scotland Yard
and the FBI, the bodies ‘of the
four boys were later discovered
in a remote area in East Grand
Bahama.

Jake Grant’s body has never
been found.

Rev Pinder said the situation of
the missing boys ought to have
changed the country’s attitude
towards young children.

“We ought to change our atti-
tude at how we look at children
and how we treat children and



a certificate and thanked for the :
training of so many young Bahami-
an journalists by herself, her hus- :
band and staff and her father, the :
late Sir Etienne Dupuch. i
Also receiving the certificates of :
honour were Mr Carl Bethel and :
Edison (Ed) Bethel, Mr Calsey :
Johnson and Mrs Elva Russell- :
Rolle, representing the Nassau }
Broadcasting Corporation (ZNS). :
Mr Kenneth Francis, former pub-
lisher of The Nassau Guardian, }
was also honoured as was Mr Fred
Sturrup whose certificate was :
received by his wife. i
Also honoured, but not present :
to receive their certificates, were ;
Mr Charles Carter of Island FM, :
Mrs Athena Damianos, former }
Tribune news editor, and Mr Regi- :
nald Smith. :
After the church service those }
honoured joined church members :
for lunch. i



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released.

FROM page one

former minister acted without the knowledge of sey
eral other government officials.

In other developments of the shuffle, former per-
manent secretary Anita Bernard is coming out of
retirement to be the new permanent secretary in
the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The Ministry of Works and Transport was until
recently led by Earl Deveaux, but is now headed by
former Tourism Minister Neko Grant.

The other changes in the permanent secretary
portfolios are as follows:

‘ e Creswell Sturrup is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Cabinet Office to be the per-
manent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and
Marine Resources.

e Ronald Thompson is moving.from the perma-
nent secretary’s post in the Office of the Prime Min-
ister to be the permanent secretary in the Ministry of
the Environment.

° Colin Higgs is moving from the permanent sec-
retary’s post in the Ministry of Public Works and
Transport to be the acting financial secretary in the
Ministry of Finance.

¢ Thelma Beneby is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Ministry of Maritime Affairs
and Labour to be permanent secretary in the Office
of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal
Affairs.

e Leila Greene is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Office of the Attorney General
and Ministry of Legal Affairs to be secretary to the
Governor-General at Government House.

e Dr Patricia Rodgers is moving from the perma-
nent secretary’s post in the Cabinet Office to be per-
manent secretary in the Office of the Deputy Prime
Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr Rodgers

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that his cellular phone had been stolen.

When the officers arrived at the hotel they discovered the five men
in the room. Escorting them to a nearby police station, the men were
interviewed and it was discovered that neither of them was employed.

When asked if they engaged in male prostitution, one of the men is
alleged to have PeepOnges: that He did not need to “sell” as he was “tak-

Shortly after arriving at the stole a source within the department
informed The Tribune that a man from Freeport, Grand Bahama —
accompanied by another young man — arrived to claim the five boys.
This Freeport resident, was quoted as saying that the boys “worked for

‘As the matter over the stolen phone had been resolved, the men were

Permanent secretaries

was also permanent secretary in the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs under the previous PLP administration.
' e Archie Nairn is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Ministry of Tourism and Avi-
ation to be permanent secretary in the Ministry of
Youth Sports and Culture.

e Barbara Burrows is moving from the perma-
nent secretary’s post in the Ministry of Health and
Social Development to be permanent secretary in the

Ministry of Labour and Social Development

¢ Camille Johnson is moving from the permanent

secretary’s post in the Ministry of Housing and °

National Insurance to be permanent secretary in the
Ministry of Health.

e Coleen Nottage is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Ministry of Agriculture and
Marine Resources to be permanent secretary in the
Cabinet Office.

¢ David Davis is moving from the post of Direc-
tor of Investments at the Bahamas Investment
Authority in the Office of the Prime Minister, to be
permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Min-
ister.

e Hyacinth Pratt is moving from the post of sec-

' retary to the Governor-General to be acting per-

manent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation.

¢ Melvyn Seymour is moving from the post of
under secretary in the Ministry of Housing and
National Insurance to be acting permanent secre-
tary in the Ministry of Housing.

e Joy Carey-Jibrilu is moving from the post of

_ Deputy Director of the Bahamas Investment Author-

ity in the Office of the Prime Minister to be Director
of Investments at the Bahamas Investment Author-

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what direction we are going to
take as a nation for the future of
children in this country,” he said.

Rev Pinder said the crime situ-
ation is out of control. He said
that neither the police nor any
government can solve the crime
problem.

“The increase of police officers
will not solve the problem, and
both the FNM and PLP govern-
ment have tried, but failed. Only
God can turn the situation around
and what we have to do is teach
the word of God to our children,”
he said.

Rev Glenroy Bethel, who
assisted the families in getting the

boys’ remains, said the deaths of
the five boys should not go in
vain.

He said the four families lived a
daily nightmare for five years and
can finally have closure.

“Five years ago, was a dark
time in the history of Grand
Bahama. It is my hope that these
boys did not die in vain. Their
deaths, tragic as they may be, hold
valuable lessons that we as par-
ents and members of the wider
community must all strive in our
daily lives to take an active role in
the lives of our children. Know
their friends, schedules, and spend
quality time with them,” he said.

The Grand Bahama Port
Authority took care of all funeral
cost for the four families.

Cordell Farrington has been
charged with the murders of four
schoolboys. Four minors charged
with manslaughter of Jake
Grant were discharged in Magis-
trate Court due to insufficient evi-
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1. TWYNAM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 117

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence

PROPERTY SIZE: 8,000 sq. ft.

LOCATION: Take Portland Bouievard east

of Super Value Food Store Prince Charles
Drive - south to the 2nd corner (Continental
Avenue) on the left. Continue around the
curve then take the 3rd corner on the left
(Tropical Avenue), Traveling north the property
is the 10th lot on the left or first property after
passing Tote Avenue.

APPRAISED VALUE: $302,000



2. SOUTH BEACH ESTATES SUBDIVISION

LOT NO. 1 Block 22 .
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Split Level
Residential Building with 3 Apts.
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,600 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Travel south along East Street
rom Bamboo Boulevard take 1st corner
on right - Bougainvillea Blvd. Heading west
on Bougainvillea Blvd. take the 2nd corner
on the right Madeira Avenue come to the
“T” junction and turn left onto Oxford Drive.
Property is 3rd house on the right at the
western corner of Serville Drive and Oxford
Avenue. ,

APPRAISED VALUE: $397,000

3, BEL-AIR ESTATES, CARMICHAEL ROAD



LOT NO. 259

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence :

PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.

LOCATION: East on Carmichael Road from
Faith Avenue take the 4th corner on the right
(Turtle Drive) property is 4th lot on right.
APPRAISED VALUE: $186,000

4. GOLDEN GATES ESTATES il
LOT NO. 1372
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 4 Bed / 2 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: From the junction of Carmichael
Road and Cedar Way (corner opposite BFM)
travel south to the T-Junction, turn right
onto Golden Gates Straight, then take the

wsn.wfitst corner right onto Comet Terrace. The

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property 3rd lot or the 2nd house on the right,
yellow with white trim.
APPRAISED VALUE: $224,000

5. BRICEVILLE SUBDIVISION, PINE BARREN
ROAD
LOT OF LAND
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Five Unit
Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 10,200 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Heading west along Prince
Charles from Fox Hill Road take the third
corner on the left (Pine Barren Road). Travel
west along Pine Barren Road take the second
corner on the left (Ceira Close) then take the
second corner on the right. Subject building
is at the dead end on the right painted white.
APPRAISED VALUE: $292,000

§. PINEWOOD GARDENS SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1467
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Triplex Apartment, 2 - 1 bed/bath; 1-2 bed
/bath;
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Enter Pinewood Gardens from
South Beach Police Station - drive East
to Thatch Palm Avenue, take first right off
Thatch Palm, the property is second building
on right hand side fenced in.
APPRAISED VALUE: $145,000

1. GARDEN HILLS ESTATES
LOT NO. 1021

PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 7,024 sq. ft. -

LOCATICN: Travel west on Independence
Highway, exiting at British American, turn

left and travel south to the top of the hill at the
T-junction, turn left and travel East to the end
of this road which is a T-Junction; at the
T-Junction turn left (north) and the subject lot
is first left on the southern corner.
APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000

2. CHIPPINGHAM
LOT NO. 106
PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 5,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Western side of Providence
Avenue (opposite house No. 45)
APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000








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‘PROPERTY SIZE: 10,000 sq. ft.

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- LOCATION: Eastern Side of Faith Avenue

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LOT NO. 10 Block 47
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Commercial
Development

PROPERTY SIZE: 10,062 sq. ft.

LOCATION: Travel west on Wulff Road from
Pinedale Street take the first left onto Minnie
Street. The subject property is on the eastern
side of Minnie Street about 1,050 ft. south of
Homestead Avenue. (liquor Store erected on
property).

APPRAISED VALUE: $137,000


















LOT NO. 9 Block 47
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Commercial
Development





LOCATION: Travel west on Wulff Road from
Pinedale Street take the first: left onto Minnie
Street. The subject property is on the eastern
side of Minnie Street about 1,000 ft. south of
Homestead Avenue.

APPRAISED VALUE: $115,000








LOT NO. 65
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Townhouse
Unit One *
FLOOR AREA: 1,215 sq. ft.






passed Texaco Gas Station and 100 feet
south of Hamster Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $154,000




LOT NO. 149
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 3 bed / 1 bath

PROPERTY SIZE: 5,701 sq. ft.

Location: Traveling north along the main
entrance to Pastel Gardens from Marshall
Road, come to the four-way junction and
continue to head north onto Lemon Street.
The subject property is the 11th house on the
left painted white with yellow boxing and light
brown asphalt shingled roof.
APPRAISED VALUE: $142,000










LOT NO. 17

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Residence, 2 beds /1 bath

PROPERTY SIZE: 6,375 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North side of Quarry Mission
Road 500 ft West of Nassau Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $130,000








LOT NO. “A”
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Multi-Family
Duplex Apartment

PROPERTY SIZE: 7,288 sq.ft.

LOCATION: Travel West on Rocky Pine Road
off Carmichae! Road,

property is midway on the third corner on
the left.

APPRAISED VALUE: $275,000









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. CARMICHAEL ROAD & FAITH AVENUE

LOT OF LAND “A”

PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 4,651 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Southeast of Carmichael

Road and South West of Faith Avenue
South. —

APPRAISED VALUE: $72,000.00

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bery charges

A 27-year-old man of Robert’s Street was arraigned in Magis-
trate’s Court on armed robbery charges.

According to court dockets, Kenson Cyril Dean being concerned
with others on June 29, while armed with a handgun, robbed Ken-
tucky Fried Chicken of $9,777. It is also alleged that Dean being
concerned with others robbed Thia Robinson of $450 and an
assortment of jewellery valued at $500. It is also alleged that he con-

spired to commit armed robbery.

Dean who appeared before Magistrate Linda Virgill at Court 9,
Nassau Street, was not required to plead to the charge. He was
remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison and the case was adjourned to

July 9 for a'status hearing.

Teenager accused of unlawful sex

e A 15-year-old boy accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with
a girl, 7, was arraigned in Juvenile Court yesterday.

It is alleged that the Pinewood Gardens resident committed the
offense between January and June of this year. The accused plead-

ed not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of

$7,500. The case has been adjourned to October 16th.

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and Port Group
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at his office in the
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FAMILIAR with the law of
supply and demand? In real
estate when there is a shortage
of buyers then prices come
down and vice versa. But what
could really be in shortage may
be serious, legitimate sellers.

A committed seller is will-
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offer in the current market,
and be motivated to do so.
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FREEPORT — Two men
were arrested on Friday after
police discovered a container
filled with marijuana seeds at
a house in Fortune Bay.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said DEU officers executed a
search warrant on a house on
Blockade Drive, Fortune Bay,
around 11.45am.

During a search of the
premises, officers discovered
and seized one ounce of pack-
aged marijuana, along with a
jar that was filled with mari-
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a By Sir Ronald Sanders

M: previous commen-
taries on Barack Oba-

‘ma’s candidature for the Presi-
dency of the United States have
made it clear that I am sceptical
about his winning. Iam now even
more sceptical despite his de fac-
to defeat of Hillary Clinton for
the nomination of the Democra-
lic Party.

This is not because I don’t
want him to win.

I firmly believe that his elec-
tion as US President could make

_ for a stronger America both with-
u its own borders and. in the
world.

For, if Obama wins it will be
because a majority of white peo-
pic joined black people in Amer-
icu to vote for him. And, this is a
ciucial point to remember. If all
thc black people in the US voted

or Obama, they alone could not
elect him. They are simply not
enough. He needs the votes of
the majority white people, and
not only the intellectuals and
wie stars, but a very large num-
ber of ordinary white men and
white women.

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Obama, it would indicate that
mainstream America has matured
and overcome the prejudice and
bigotry that I knew when I went
to school there in Boston and
encountered black people who
had never socialised with whites,
and whites who would never
dream of socialising with blacks.
That would be a major step for-
ward in realising the dream of
Martin Luther King that “one day
on the red hills of Georgia, the
sons of former slaves and the sons
of former slave owners will be
able to sit down together at the
table of brotherhood”. —

It would be a wonderful devel-
opment in the US itself. Black
people would, at last, feel that
their citizenship is equal to white
people. White people would feel
that they had, at last, laid down
the heavy burden of slavery’s con-
sequences for, in helping to elect
Obama, they would have demon-









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_ Strated their acceptance of black

people as their equal with the
entitlement to lead a country in
whose development black people
played as significant a role as
whites.

Such an America — as long as
there is no triumphalism by black
people that “it is our time now” —
would be stronger as a nation
than at any time in its history. In
turn, it would be an America that
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Muslim, Hindu or Jew — would
be compelled to respect.

If Obama remains true to the
promise that he has offered not
only to the American people, but
to the people of the world who
cheer for him every day, then
America could oversee a new age
of enlightenment where dialogue
with a perceived enemy could
avert war and carnage, and where
reasonableness and responsibility
would replace chauvinism and
coercion.

But, the task is not easy, and it
is by no means a foregone con-
clusion. Regular viewers of the
political talk shows on the world
wide US TV networks, CNN and
Fox, would be familiar with the
contributions of Lanny Davis. He
is a self-confessed supporter of
Hillary Clinton and was, in addi-
tion to being a White House
Counsel, Bill Clinton’s defence

attorney in the Monica Lewinski °

debacle. What he says should not

be dismissed lightly.

I should admit here that I
know Davis having worked with
him in the past. The fact that I
know him personally does not
make me a disciple of his views,
but it causes me to take what he
says seriously.

In a recent communication,
drawing attention to the daily
Gallup tracking poll which in the
first days of July showed Obama
with a small lead over the Repub-
lican candidate John McCain of
47 per cent to 42 per cent, Davis
makes the point that “this is the
first time that Obama has a lead
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of error of +/- 2 per cent. The
biggest margin he has enjoyed
was in the first week of June,
where he went up +7 per cent,
right after Hillary Clinton
endorsed him”.

He goes on to say: “What is
pretty clear, however, is that Oba-
ma leads McCain as of now
nationally by a relatively small
margin — and about the same
margin that John Kerry led
George Bush in June of 2004”.
And, we all know despite his lead
Kerry lost to Bush.

This Obama lead over McCain

"should be bigger. After all, as

Davis indicates, Obama’s narrow
lead comes at a time when all the

_ bad news is on the McCain side of

the political equation. These
include: “Bush's below 30 per
cent approval ratings, fuel prices
skyrocketing, and McCain him-
self conveying neither coherent

_themes nor projecting positively

in the daily TV sound bites”.
Davis also makes the point
that the historical pattern of elec-
tions shows that “in the closing
days, often literally the last week-
end, Republican moderate con-
servative undecided “leaners”
and Democratic social conserva-
tives who up to then have been
soft for the Democratic candidate

or undecided, break dispropor- -

tionately for the more conserva-
tive Republican candidate. While
they are not great in number, they,
can swing a close election, espe-

Martin ‘Luther King Jr

cially in the battleground states
(as they did in Ohio and Florida
in 2000 and 2004)”. Read all those
fancy descriptions as white people
with fears and prejudices.

To win, therefore, Obama has
to carry these voters. In Davis’
view, Hillary, as Obama’s run-
ning mate for the Vice Presiden-
cy, could swing it for him.

This seems an unlikely sce-
nario right now despite the
attempted show of unity by Oba-
ma and Hillary after the bruising.
contest they conducted for the
Democratic Party nomination.

, But, nothing is impossible in pol-

itics. Realities could still bring
Obama back to such a ticket how-
ever unpalatable it might now be.

If the Obama-Clinton ticket
does not happen, that old time
America may yet rouse itself from
its seeming stupor to reassert the
bigotry and prejudice that has so
long been integral to American
society.

If it does, then the Obama
dream will be over, and America -
and the world will be the poorer
for it.

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Delays and disputes on pact
allowing US to remain in Iraq

@ By ALISSA J. RUBIN
BAGHDAD

Declaring that there will not
be “another colonization of
Iraq,” the country’s foreign min-
ister raised the possibility
Wednesday that a full security
agreement with the United
States might not be reached this
year, and that if one was, it
would be short-term, according
to the New York Times News
Service.

American officials, speaking
anonymously because of the
delicate state of negotiations,
said they were no longer opti-
mistic that a complete security.
agreement could be reached by
the end of the year.

At a news conference in
Baghdad, the foreign minister,
Hoshyar Zebari, told reporters
that some headway had been
made, but that negotiators were
at loggerheads over issues like
the extent of Iraqi control over
American military operations
and the right of American sol-
diers to detain suspects without
the approval of Iraqi authori-
ties.

Negotiations are being com-
plicated by political currents in
both countries. Iraqi politicians,
facing elections scheduled for
the fall, do not want to be seen
as capitulating to the Untied
States. At the same time, they
are eager for some form of
agreement to prevent the rapid
departure of American forces.

In the United States, Presi-
dent Bush has been pushing
hard for a deal to be completed
by July 31. But congressional
Democrats are reluctant to sign
off on an agreement before the
presidential elections, while
Republicans are divided.

As a result, Iraqi politicians
say, the likelihood is that the
two sides will agree to an inter-
im pact that will extend the
presence of Aimériéan troops in
Iraq in:some mutually accept-
able form fora limited amount
of time. The security agreement,
sometimes referred to as a sta-
tus of forces agreement, is need-
ed to replace a U.N. mandate
that serves as the legal basis of
the American troop presence
and expires on Dec. 31.

“There is controversy here in
Iraq,” Zebari said. “We have
an election here; they have an
election there; it’s a political
matter.”

Noting that the United States
cannot stay in Iraq without legal
authorization, Zebari listed
three options: “Either we con-
clude a status of forces agree-
ment, or we have an interim
agreement until a SOFA can be
completed, or we go back to the
Security Council at the end of
the year and ask for another
extension.”

An interim agreement, he

said, could take the form of a
memorandum of understanding
and related documents, which
would be less extensive than a
formal security agreement.
They likely would be appended
to the document that Bush and
the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri
Kamal al-Maliki, signed last
year that laid out the principles
for the continuing relationship
between the two countries.

In the past, Iraqi policymak- °

ers have been emphatic about
avoiding a further extension of

the U.N. mandate, but some are
reconsidering that position.
Under that resolution, Iraq is
immune from liability lawsuits

stemming from the era of Sad-

dam Hussein, which could run
into the billions of dollars. A
spokeswoman for the Ameri-
can Embassy in Iraq said that
she could not elaborate on the
negotiations. “It’s too many
moving parts, positions are

changing too rapidly,” the.

spokeswoman, Mirembe Nan-
tongo, said. “It’s an ongoing
negotiation. We know where
we are in terms of Iraqi sover-
eignty. We don’t want anything
that will weaken or compromise
Iraqi sovereignty.”

Zebari said that on his recent
trip to the United States, in
addition to Bush, he had met
with the presumptive presiden-
tial nominees for both political

parties, Sen. John McCain, R- .

Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama,
D-Ill. He said that Obama had
asked him, “ ‘Why is the Iraqi
government in a rush, in a hur-
ry? This administration has only
a few more months in office.”

Zebari said he told Obama
that even a Democratic admin-
istration would be better off
having something “concrete in
front of them to take a hard
look at.”

Zebari also indicated that
even a full agreement would be
short. ““We are not talking about
50 years, 25 years or 10 years;
we are negotiating about one
or two years, so this is not going
to be another colonization of
Iraq,” he said.

Most Iraqi policymakers pre-
dict that the two sides will reach
an interim agreement, though
possibly one that will extend
longer than Zebari described.
“We are thinking there is no
benefit from signing a long-term
security agreement,” said Eman
al-Asadi, a member -of the
Islamic’'Supreme Council of
Iraq, aleading Shiite party. But
she added:that a memorandum
of understanding could be
extended to last as long as 10
years and include provisions for
a gradual drawdown of Ameri-
can troops.

Still, no one is giving up yet
on negotiating a larger agree-
ment, said Hassan Sinead, a
member of Dawa, Maliki’s par-
ty.

“Tf we can’t reach a final
agreement with the Americans
about the security agreement
by the end of this year, then we
have another choice: to attach a
protocol to the strategic frame-

work agreement that will

arrange the relationship
between the American forces
and the Iraqi government.”

At a practical level, changing
the form of the agreement will
not affect the American pres-
ence in Iraq in the short term.
There appears to be no discus-
sion of forcing American troops
to leave Iraq at the end of the
year. It is more a matter of find-
ing a form for an agreement
that is acceptable to all sides,
giving the American military
the practical authority it needs
to function in combat while let-
ting the Iraqis say they are not
locked into a lengthy agree-
ment.

Zebari’s remarks were his
most detailed public statements
about the negotiations with the

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Independence Day is nor-
mally a booming time for
tourism here, with visitors set-
tling into cliffside vacation
homes or trekking out to camp-
grounds nestled among the red-
woods. But this year, the only
out-of-towners in Big Sur are
firefighters working around the
clock to save the storied com-
munity from flames.

A ferocious wildfire burning
through the Los Padres Nation-
al Forest continued creeping
closer to town Friday, after
jumping a fire line and claim-
ing several more homes this
week. Locals who feared for
their homes and businesses also
had to worry about lost revenue
during peak season.

“I’m sure the season is just
toast,” said Kurt Mayer, who
ignored mandatory evacuation

‘ orders to defend his Big Sur

Deli from the approaching fire.
“Usually the busiest time is July
and August, so I’m sure it’s just
going to be zero.”

The stubborn blaze, which
has burned more than 100
square miles, was just one of
hundreds raging around the
state. On Thursday, officials
reported California’s first fire-
fighter death this year — a vol-
unteer who collapsed on the fire
line in Mendocino County.

At least 20 homes have been
destroyed near Big Sur since
the blaze broke out June 21.
The fire-was only 5 percent con-
tained by late Thursday.

Crews near the Pacific Coast
Highway fought. back flames
from homes and historic land-
marks, including the upscale
Ventana Inn which was sur-
rounded by crackling, burning

brush Thursday afternoon.

Several homes perched on a
ridge about a quarter-mile from
the inn fell victim to the fire the
night before.

Kirk Gafill, general manager
of the nearby Nepenthe restau-
rant, said he and five employees
were working feverishly to pro-
tect the cliffside business his
grandparents built in 1949.
Wearing dust masks, the crew
scrambled to stamp out embers,
some the size of dinner plates,

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A FIREFIGHTER stands watch as a brush fire burns out of control in the
Santa Ynez. Mountains near Goleta, Calif., on Saturday July 5; 2008.

that were dropping from the
sky, he said.

“We know fire officials don’t
have the manpower to secure
our properties,” Gafill said.
“Based on what we saw during
Katrina and other disasters, we
know we can only rely on our-
selves and our neighbors.”

A total of 367 wildfires were
burning Thursday across the
state, most ignited by lightning,
according to the California
Department of Forestry and
Fire Protection, known as Cal

Fire, and the: U.S. Forest Ser-

vice. That figure was down from
a peak of roughly 1,500 fires
just a few days ago.

In all, the wildfires have
scorched more than 790 square
miles and destroyed at least 65
structures since June 20, accord-
ing to the Cal Fire.

With firefighting resources
stretched thin early in the fire
season, counties have been
recruiting volunteer firefighters
to help with smaller blazes.

_ On Thursday, volunteer fire-
fighter Robert Roland, 63, died
at a hospital after collapsing a
day earlier while battling a 550-
acre blaze in Mendocino Coun-
ty, north of the San Francisco
Bay region.

It was the first reported death
of a firefighter this season, and
the governor ordered flags at
the Capitol to fly at half-staff.

Crews made progress at a
separate wildfire burning near-
ly 130 square miles southeast of
Big Sur.

The blaze, also in Los Padres
National Forest, was about 95
percent contained Thursday.

Meanwhile, a third wildfire

THE BASIN COMPLEX fire burns a mountainside south of Big Sur, Calif.,

in the southern extension of the
Los Padres forest north of San-
ta Barbara forced residents to
evacuate the town of Goleta as
strong winds pushed flames
toward homes in the foothills
of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
In all, authorities told residents
of about 1,700 homes in several
small communities to leave.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg-
ger on Thursday declared a
state of emergency in Santa
Barbara County to free up
resources to fight that blaze,
which has burned nearly 5
square miles since breaking out
Tuesday.

In the Sequoia National For-
est east of Bakersfield, crews
struggled to contain a blaze
burning nearly 22 square miles,
which was about 15 percent
contained Thursday.

Nearby residents remained
under voluntary evacuation
orders.

Elsewhere, a nearly 15-
square-mile wildfire in Arizona
that destroyed three homes in
the historic mining commrunity
of Crown King earlier in the
week was still just 10 percent
contained Thursday night.
Evacuations continued in the
town, 50 miles north of Phoenix,
and nearby Horsethief Basin.

The fire, which broke out late
Saturday, is believed to have
been started by lost hikers. .



Associated Press writers Scott
Lindlaw, Malia Wollan and
Jason Dearen in San Francisco,
Jordan Robertson in Carmel,
Calif., and Amanda Lee Mey-
ers in Phoenix contributed to
this report.



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Saturday, July 5, 2008. A slew of wildfires, most ignited by lightning two
weeks ago, has burned more than 800 square miles of land throughout Cal-

ifornia.



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@ By LISA RATHKE:
RANDOLPH, Vt.

Instead of gathering at a vig-
il to offer prayers for the safe
return of a missing 12-year-
old girl, residents found them-
selves mourning the news that
her body had been found, the
Associated Press reports.

Police unearthed Brooke
Bennett’s body Wednesday
from a makeshift grave about
a mile from her uncle’s house,
ending a weeklong search for
the subject of Vermont’s first

Amber Alert. “Brooke Marie,
I love you so much,” her
mother, Cassandra Gagnon,
said at the gathering later in
the picturesque town of a little
more than 5,000. “I just ask
that justice be done for the
person who took my baby
away,” she said, sobbing.
The girl’s father, James
Bennett, added, “I know
Brooke knows that we love
her and will always love her.”
As state police announced
the grim news Wednesday
evening, they said Michael









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Body of missing 12-year-old Vermont girl is found

Jacques, the girl’s uncle and a
convicted sex offender, will
face federal kidnapping
charges.

Bennett, who had just fin-
ished seventh grade at Ran-
dolph Union High School, dis-
appeared on June 25 after
being seen at a convenience
store with Jacques.

Jacques, 42, has been in cus-
tody since Sunday on charges
of aggravated sexual assault
against a different underage
girl. He has pleaded not guilty.
Jacques has 1993 convictions
for kidnapping and aggravated
sexual assault.

After searching in and
around his home across town

for days, police said they
-found the girl’s body in a spot

where the earth had been dis-
turbed.

“The painful discovery of
Brooke’s body today is tragic
and heartbreaking,” State
Police Director Col. James
Baker said. He called the
death “clearly suspicious” but
declined to give details before
a planned briefing Thursday
morning.

In an affidavit unsealed
Wednesday in U.S. District
Court in Burlington, the FBI

said an unidentified 14-year-
old girl told investigators she
was present on June 25 when
Jacques tricked Bennett into
thinking she was going to a
party and took her to his Ran-
dolph home to be initiated
into a Sex ring.

The teenager said she was
led to believe Bennett “would
have sex with adult males”
during the initiation. The 14-
year-old said she herself had
been having sex with Jacques
since she was 9, as part of the
sex ring.

The teen said she and Ben-
nett watched television for a
while before Jacques told her
to leave and took his niece
upstairs. The witness said she
left the house with her
boyfriend and didn’t see Ben-
nett again.

In another blow to the fam-
ily, Bennett’s former stepfa-
ther, Raymond Gagnon, was
formally charged Wednesday
with obstructing justice in the
case.

He entered no plea at the
federal hearing and was
denied bail pending another
hearing on Monday. The 40-
year-old Gagnon, who lives in
Texas, was on a regular visit to

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“I know
Brooke knows
that we love
her and will
always love
her.”



James Bennett

Vermont when he was arrest-
ed.

According to the affidavit,
Gagnon told police he
accessed his former step-
daughter’s MySpace page
from a computer at his San
Antonio home after getting
login information from
Jacques.

Police said they have evi-

dence that postings to the |

account were altered to make
it appear that the 12-year-old
had discussed a secret ren-
dezvous shortly before she dis-
appeared.

On that day, Jacques
dropped Bennett off at a con-
venience store, and surveil-

Comp lete ¢ ent

lance video shows they left in
separate directions. She had
told family members she was
going to meet a friend and vis-
it a hospitalized relative of the
friend. At the vigil for Ben-
nett in Randolph — a site that
still featured big banners read-
ing “Come Home, Brooke,
We Love You!!” — Gary
Finch, Bennett’s homeroom
and math teacher last year,
said she was an energetic and
enthusiastic learner whom he
loved having in class.

“She was always volunteer-
ing, always with a smile on her
face. Smart, creative. It’s a
tragedy. It’s unbelievable. It’s
hard to comprehend. I didn’t
think anything like this would
happen to such a great kid,”
said Finch, one of about 300
people who attended.

Finch said that when school
started last fall, Bennett was
nervous about transferring
from her small elementary
school to the high school.

“She conquered that,” he
said. “She didn’t conquer
this.”



Associated Press writer Wil-
son Ring in Burlington con-
tributed to this report.









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he Bahamas would be
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est hit economies.if oil

* Fund report predicts 20% oil, food price rises above projection would wipe out almost

and food prices increase
by 20 per cent more
than earlier predictions, an Interna-
tional Monetary Fund (IMF) report
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Tribune Business Editor

to wipe out almost one month’s worth
of this nation’s import reserves and
widen the current account deficit by
2.7 per cent.

The IMF paper described the

Bahamas as being among “the high-
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imports, the IMF estimated, leaving

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tank says Budget

‘double whammy. tot

THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce’s president has
slammed the Government’s
failure to inform the business
community in advance of its
planned 2008-2009 Budget tax .
increases as “unacceptable”,
warning that many people had
been “caught off guard” and
their business plans thrown
into confusion.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is
also Superwash’s president,
said Bahamian companies
were being forced to make
sudden adjustments to their

SEE page 4B

7 Dionisio D’Aguilar

Bahaniian economy



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government should
“create an amnesty or grace
period” for one month to allow
Freeport-based
wholesalers/retailers to become
familiar with the new tariff
rates and headings introduced
by the 2008-2009 Budget, a for-
mer Grand Bahama Chamber
of Commerce president has
told Tribune Business.

Christopher Lowe said such
an adjustment period was nec-
essary to maintain the orderly

collection and remittance to _

Customs of ‘post-paid* taxes
on over-the-counter bonded

Port licerisees facing ‘logistical and practical nightmare’ -

due to lack of timely details on new rates and headings

goods sales, as currently both
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) licensees and Cus-
toms were unfamiliar with new
tax rates and headings.

Mr Lowe, who as operations
manager at Kelly’s (Freeport)

~is one of the GBPA licensees

who collects and remits ‘post
paid’ duty taxes to the Gov-
ernment, told Tribune Busi-
ness: “In order to avoid legal
ramifications, I think the Gov-
ernment is going to have to
consider an amnesty or grace

Freeport, collect revenues on

the Government’s behalf with
respect to duty post-paid on
sales, and allow them to
become familiar with the cor-
rect tariff headings and rates.

“They’re not going to be ~

able to hold us to account for
collecting the right amount of
duty, because they did not pub-
lish the correct tariff rates in
advance.”

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THE Bahamas will likely
end up granting “EPA-plus”
trade preferences to the US
over any Caribbean Basin Ini-
tiative (CBI) replacement, a
leading attorney has warned,
especially if this nation signs
on to the current agreement
reached between CARIFO-
RUM and the European
Union (EUV).

Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, reiterated that by
going much further than the
‘goods-only’ trade deal

Attorney says going
much further than
néeded with EU will
set US talks starting
point ‘much higher’

required to make the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) compliant with the
World Trade Organisation’s
(WTO) demands, the
Bahamas would enable the US
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Private sector: FNM health
plan ‘absolutely’ better
than. NHI scheme

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE catastrophic health
insurance plan being proposed
by the Ingraham administra-
tion is “absolutely” better than
the former government’s
National Health Insurance
(NHI) plan, the private sector
believes, although it is anx-
iously awaiting details on the
latest initiative.

Winston Rolle, the former
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president and Coalition
for Healthcare Reform

spokesman, told Tribune Busi-



ness that while the catastroph-
ic health insurance plan was “a
sensible approach”, it was
unclear whether this'was the
first step towards more com-
prehensive reform.
Responding to Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham’s
announcement of the scheme
during the Budget debate, Mr
Rolle said: “A catastrophic
plan was something that was
recommended to be imple-
mented years ago. It is a sensi-
ble approach. Whether it’s the

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FROM page 1B

final or the first step remains to
be seen, but we think it’s a sen-
sible approach to examine.

“The devil is in the detail.
We have to see how the plan
will be administered, paid for
and everything else.”

A catastrophic health insur-
ance scheme was examined
under the first Ingraham gov-
ernment, with assistance from
the International Labour
Organisation (ILO), but the
proposal was dropped follow-

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2008.

*

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shareholders of record date July 9, 2008.

¢ ICD Utilities (ICD) has declared a quarterly dividend of
$0.10 per share, payable on July 25, 2008, to all shareholders

of record date July 4, 2008.

e Abaco Markets (AML) announced it will be holding its
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¢ ICD Utilities (ICD) announced it will be holding its
Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at 6pm at-
the Manor House, Great Harbour Cay, The Westin Grand
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Grand Bahama.

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and a host of other issues.
While Mr Ingraham’s cata-
strophic health insurance plan
“has a lot of credibility with
the Coalition”, given that it
heralded a phased approach to
healthcare reform, and not the
‘one-time big bang’ that the
Christie administration
promised, Mr Rolle said the
Government, had yet to issue
any details on the scheme.
Adding that the Coalition
was unsure whether the pro-
posed catastrophic health
insurance plan had undergone
additional work since the FNM
retook the Government, or
whether it was “conceptual” in
nature, Mr Rolle said it was
unclear if this was just the first
step towards more compre-
hensive healthcare reform.
He also reiterated the Coali-
tion’s concerns that the Nation-
al Health Insurance Act, the
enabling legislation for the for-

CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE

THE TRIBUNE

CHANGE

0 10.84%
0 4.71%
1,500 -2.50%
0 0.00%
07 0.00%
0 -4.64%
1,250 16.18%
45,993 -16.96%
30,290 -8.57%
31,000 -20.21%
0 -36.51%
8,500 20.85%
11.11%

0 -11.32%
0 -42.86%
0 7.14%
500 -3.47%
25,000 -24.14%
0 9.09%
0 0.00%

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mer government’s proposed
NHI scheme, had been passed
by Parliament.

The Christie government’s
strategy had been to develop
the regulations governing NHI
after the 2007 elections, and
implement the scheme in 2008,
but it was voted out of office.
Still, with the legislation
remaining on the statute book
and not repealed, Mr Rolle
said the Coalition remained
concern that any incoming
administration could decide to
pick up and revive the plan.

“Take a look at the Act,”
Mr Rolle told Tribune Busi-
ness. “The Act passed in Par-
liament leaves the door wide
open for whatever is specified
in the regulations. That [the
catastrophic health insurance
plan] may be the initial offer-
ing, but it does not prevent any
government from adding ini-
tial elements over time.”





THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008, PAGE 3B



Developers: Economic climate no impediment to property purchases

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Business Reporter

THE developers of a New Providence-
based gated community believe the difficult
economic climate will have no impact on
their project, having sold eight out of the 49
lots already. Buyers are likely to be able to
start construction of their properties by year-
end. ,

Destini Lakes officially launched lot sales
for the 49-lot gated community, which is
located in South West Ridge, and being
developed by Stanley Bethel of Bethel’s
Trucking, at a special open house for inter-
ested homeowners at the weekend.

The subdivision consists of large lots, 95 ft
by 100 ft in size, and is zoned for single fam-
ily dwellings, duplex and fourplex structures.

Added amenities will include tennis and bas-
ketball courts.

Speaking with Tribune Business, Lorraine
Hamilton, the Destini Lakes administrator,
said the company was looking to target
young and upwardly mobile couples. “I think
what sets our community apart is the size. It’s
a smaller subdivision, and the fact that we
are right on the lake and there is no chance
for any other development to be built around
it. Also, our lots are larger than average and
are priced very reasonably. They are good
value for money because construction costs
will only continue to go up,” Ms Hamilton
said.

The lots in Destini Lakes range in price
from $135;000 to $155,000.

Ms Hamilton said the fact that prices will
only increase makes it an excellent time to

buy, and the Destini Lakes developers had
no fears that the current economic climate
will make it difficult to sell the lots.

“The banks are still willing to lend, and
there are qualified persons out there. We
have received overwhelming interest. To
date we have sold eight lots, including several
sales today,” Ms Hamilton said.

At the moment, the infrastructure is being
placed in the ground, and Ms Hamilton said
it was likely this will be completed within
three to six months, which means that lot
owners will likely be able to begin construc-
tion by year’s end.

Ms Hamilton said that while the devel-
opers can assist with house plans and con-
struction, there are no mandatory house
plans for residents must build. There are no
set square footage requirements for homes.

Coldwell global chief bullish on real estate

COLDWELL Banker president Jim
Gillespie told Bahamian, Bermuda and
Caribbean realtors he was bullish on the
short and long-term future of real estate. ©

Addressing Coldwell Banker owners,
brokers and managers in Providenciales,
Turks and Caicos Islands, he said the
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
pending sales index reflects the previous
month's sales contracts written were the
highest since last October.

"I think we are at the bottom because
since last October the annualised number of
homes sold has bottomed out at around
five million,” Mr Gillespie told the seventh

annual Coldwell Banker Island Affiliate ©

Management Conference.

And he said the demographics are over-
whelming.

"There are 78-79 million baby boomers
that are still in their prime and will be pur-
chasing real estate for decades to come," he
explained. :

The youngest are in their early 40s and
are in their prime earning years, having
more money than any previous generation
their age.

They are purchasing second homes,
retirement homes and also have discovered
real estate as an investment, Mr Gillespie
said.

Their children - 73 million of them - will
fuel real estate for the next four decades, he
added.

This, coupled with legal immigrants, the
dramatic increase in home ownership
among minorities - 40-50 per cent more in
the last decade - and the rise in power of

FROM page 1B



COLDWELL BANKER president Jim Gillespie
(left) and Mike Lightbourn, head of Nassau-
based Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty...

single women are other major contribut-
ing factors for a bright future, he said.

“As usual, Jim put it right in perspec-
tive,' said Mike Lightbourn, Coldwell
Banker Lightbourn Realty’s owner in Nas-
sau. Mr Lightbourn was one of the affiliates
to attend the recent conference, held at the
Regent Palms Resort on Grace Bay.

According to Mr Gillespie, there's a lot of
pent up demand in the market. ~

This is illustrated by a 12 per cent increase
in Coldwell Banker website traffic last year
in a down-real estate market.

Gillespie said the US government knows
the importance of real estate "and how we
will probably lead the country out of this
economic slump we are in”.

"When it comes to housing, every politi-

cian and branch of the government races to
find solutions...housing is a matter of public
policy, thus the huge tax breaks,” Mr Gille-
spie said.

Mr Lightbourn concurred, pointing to
the Bahamas government's recent decision
to exempt first-time home buyers on stamp
tax for homes valued below $500,000.

Mr Gillespie indicated that the report-
ing on the real estate meltdown in the US
has been distorted.

He said real estate was local even down
to each neighbourhood, and that eight states

_ represent 69 per cent of the homes actually.

lost to foreclosure.

As a result, the other 42 states suffer
from negative foreclosure press coverage
that discourages buyers from entering the
market.

Rather than being in the middle of a giant
national real estate bubble, there are region-
al bubbles which California, Florida, Neva-
da and Arizona are experiencing, he said.

“The real estate story that should be told
is how resilient real estate prices have been
during this market correction," Mr Gilesple
said.

The market, he said, started its correction
in August 2005, after an incredible bull
market that lasted over 10 years, with the
last five years seeing appreciation levels of
well over 100 per cent in many markets.

NAR predicts prices in the US will
decrease by 8.4 per cent this year.

Mr Gillespie hoped buyers would take
advantage of the bargains, because next
year NAR predicts price appreciation of
about 4.4 per cent.

paid’ tax collection system in
Freeport had been thrown into
“disarray” by the Governmen-
t’s apparent failure to inform
GBPA licensees in advance of
what the new rates and prod-
uct headings would be under
both the Tariff and Excise
Acts.

This meant, of course, , that
GBPA licensees did not know
whether the tariff rates they
‘were levying on ‘post paid’
over-the-counter duty sales
were the correct ones.

Mr Lowe told Tribune Busi-
ness that although the Tariff
and Excise Act books, con-
taining all the new tariff rates
and headings, had been made
available in Freeport late last
week, GBPA licensees and
Customs officers were still
familiarizing themselves with
the changes.

Again questioning why all
the new Tariff and Excise Act
rates had not been Gazzetted
before they took effect on July
1, 2008, something he said was
required to make them
become law, Mr Lowe said:
“They’re [the Government]
going to have to create some
sort of half-way situation.

“They can’t expect Customs
officers in Grand Bahama to
be immediately familiar with
the new tariff rates and the
new tariff headings when
they’ve had no chance to study
these books beforehand.

“It is even more ludicrous to
expect the private sector to
have familiarity with these
things, particularly as the rates
were made available after the
fact.”

A further “logistical and
practical nightmare”, Mr Lowe
added, had been created by
Customs converting its com-
puter system to reflect the
2008-2009 Budget tariff rates
and headings before the previ-
ous fiscal year ended.

With no way to harmonise
the new rates and headings
with the 2008-2009 ones, Cus-
toms was now rejecting ‘post
paid’ duty submissions from
GBPA licensees for May and
June, despite the old rates and
headings having then been in
effect.

Customs had already indi-
cated that it was not going to
accept Kelly’s (Freeport’s)
‘post paid’ duty submission for
June, and Mr Lowe said: “The
June duty-paid submissions to
Customs, on behalf of several
companies, have already been
rejected even though the new
duty rates were then not in
force.

“They [Customs] can’t even
find half the tariff headings

from the old system, and the
duty rates are not there any-
more.

“Tt’s a logistical nightmare;
it’s a practical nightmare.
While Customs can tell us: “We
must collect more from you’,
we in turn cannot go back to
customers and say: ‘Can you

pay more, the extra that Cus-

toms demands?’”

Given these problems, Mr
Lowe said it was no surprise
that Customs in Freeport was
“clogged up”, with import ship-
ments being cleared last week
“at a snail’s pace”.

Freeport, through the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement

‘and with the support of numer-

ous Supreme Court rulings

against Bahamas Customs,
works differently from all oth-
er parts of the Bahamas when
it comes to tax collection.

Freeport-based wholesalers
and retailers are able to sell
bonded goods, meaning that
no import or stamp duties have
been paid on them at the bor-
der, to other GBPA licensees
provided the goods are for use
in their own business.

Yet they also collect ‘post
paid’ duties — taxes paid after
the products are sold — if the
goods and materials are pur-
chased by Freeport residents
and individuals for use in their
homes.

In this case, Freeport’ s mer-

chants calculate the duty due.

NOTICE

U

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Incoporated under the International Business Com-
panies Act, 2000 of the Commonwealth of The Ba-
hamas registered in the Register of Companies under
the Registration Number 96907.

(In Voluntary Dissolution)

Notice is hereby given that the dissolution of the
Company is complete and the Company has been
struck off the Register of Companies maintained by

the as General.

Dated this 4th of July 2008.,

John Robert Montagu Stuart Wortley Hunt
Less



to the Government ‘post
import’ on its landed cost, and
remit the correct amount to
Customs by the 15th of each
month.






Independence Day sales
good, say retailers

m@ By CARA BRENNEN- BETHEL
Business Reporter

BAHAMIAN merchants are reporting strong sales in the lead
up to the Independence Day holiday, as members of the public
look for items to show their patriotism.

Adam and Eve, the ladies fashion boutique in the Harbour Bay
Shopping Centre, is holding a special Independence sale, where
all aquamarine, gold and black items are discounted by 25 per
cent in honour of the country’s 35. birthday.

_An Adam and Eve salesperson told Tribune Business that
the company was seeing a number of persons coming in to pur-
chase clothing items for the various holiday events. “Sales are
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good, and persons are taking advantage of the specials,”
A representative of Commonwealth Fabrics said-the company

was seeing a lot of group sales. “What we are seeing is a lot of
groups coming in for large orders of fabric. For example, we
have a lot of the Junkanoo groups, like Valley Boys TT the
Roots, coming in to buy the Androsia print fabric.

Peraicmelotte store, Home Fabrics, reported that their cus-
tomers were buying a wide variety of Independence-related
items. “People are coming in and purchasing a little bit of every-
thing. They are buying things like car flags and other flags, craft
lights, and ribbon and fabric in Independence colours for drap-
ing,” a Home Fabrics employee said,

The employee noted that it was still too early too determine if
Independence-related sales have, or will surpass, last year. “It is
still too early. We have a few more days before the holiday, so I
expect that we will see more sales as the time approaches. I
think that we average about the same amount each year,” the
Home Fabrics employee said.

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seven miles east of the Commercial District of
Freeport.

For conditions of sale and any other information.
please contact:
Credit Risk Management - Collection Unit
At: 502-0929 or 356-1608

Interested persons should submit offers in writing
addressed to:

The Manager,
Credit Risk Management-Collection Unit
P.O.Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

To reach us before July 31, 2008 -
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Paim Lane or 200 feet of Sliver Palm Boulevard.

502-0929 or 356-1608

To reach us before July 31, 2008
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Secur'
Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund

Bank of Bahamas 9.37
0.99 c Bs Benchmark 0.89
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49
2.70 1.48 Fidelity Bank 2.35
14.10 10.60 Cable Bahamas 14.00
3.15 2.35 Colina Holdings . 2.88
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank ($1) 7.01
7.22 3.20 Consolidated Water BORs 3.20
3.00 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.84
8.00 6.02 Famgueard 8.00
13.01 12.50 Finco 12.50
14.75 11.65 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.65
6.10 5.05 Focol (8) 5.55
1.00 1.00 Focol!l Class B Preference 1.00
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44

ICD Utilities 5.50

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Premier Real Estate






Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

AB
Bahamas Supermarkets.





Colina Bond Fund 1.315228°°"

3.0008 2.7399 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.998763~°*~
1.3948 1.3458 Colina Money Market Fund 1.394847°°""""
3.7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & 1 Fund 3.6707°°"
12.2142 11.6581 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.2142°°*
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00**
100.0000 98.2100 CFAL Global Equity Fund 99.956603*
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00°*
10.5000 9.6346 Fidelity International Investment Fund 10.0060*"~*

1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund

FG Financial Growth Fund




S2wk-HI - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
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Previous Close- Previous day's weighted price for daily volume

Today's Clese- Current day's weighted price for dally volume
Change - Change in closing price from) day to day

Dally Vol.- Number of total shares traded today

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P/@ - Closing price divided by the Inst 12 month earnings

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interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
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THE TRIBUNE

Government handling of tax changes ‘unacceptable’

FROM page 1B

business models to enable
them to remain competitive,
having. in some cases experi-
enced “material changes” to
the duty rates levied on prod-
ucts through the Tariff and
Excise Acts’ reforms.
“Clearly, the Government

did not do an adequate job of -

informing the business com-
munity about what was to hap-
pen in any detail,” Mr
D’ Aguilar told Tribune Busi-
ness.

“It has taken a number of
businesses that have experi-
enced significant increases in
their duty rates completely off-
guard, and now they’re scram-

bling to adjust their business .

models to compete in the field

- they are in.

“You develop a business
model based on cost. If you
have a duty rate that increases,
for example, from 16 per cent
to 42 per cent, that’s a materi-
al change. It’s so shocking that
you're caught off guard. You
don’t have time to plan and
adjust you’re business model
to cope with the increase.”

Pointing out that the 2008-
2009 Budget had been formal-
ly presented to Parliament in
late May 2008, more than four
weeks ago, but it was only now
that Bahamian businesses were
finding out about how tariff
rate and heading changes
would affect their operations
when they “went to the win-
dow” to clear and pay Customs

for import shipments, Mr
D’ Aguilar described the Gov-
ernment’s failure to inform the
business community on the
details as “unacceptable”.

He explained that while
Bahamian businesses did not
mind paying duties and taxes
to the Government, their main
complaint here was that they
had not been informed and
given time to adjust.

Sector

The private sector thrived
best in an economic, taxation
and regulatory framework
characterized by continuity,

‘predictability and certainty,
which was not the case with
the way the 2008-2009 Budget
reforms were introduced.

“It seems as if they’ve
rounded more things up than
they’ve rounded down,” Mr
D’ Aguilar told Tribune Busi-
ness. “As a general rate, it was
35 per cent import duty plus’7
per cent stamp duty, which
equals 42 per cent. That vast
majority of items coming into
the Bahamas were taxed at
that rate, and they’ve decided
to round that up to 45 per cent.
That, right off the top, is a 3
per cent increase.”

The Chamber president said
it was unclear whether the
Budget’s. tax increases would
be offset by its exemptions and
cuts, but it was likely that com-
panies impacted by duty
increases would pass at least
some of the rise on to con-
sumers — fuelling inflation and
cost of living pressures.

“This is just one more thing
we have to deal with,” Mr
D’Aguilar said. “We are
already experiencing resistance
to increasing prices. God for-
bid that Florida removes the
6.5 per cent export sales tax
exemption. I think we’re in for
a rough ride over the next
year.”

He added of the Budget: “So
many people have been affect-
ed by this. It’s begun to irri-
tate a lot of people. It’s so
important to keep people
informed to they can plan.
Catching so many people off
guard, especially in business,
is not good.

“They did not handle the
process well. It was a signifi-
cant change in the way they
calculate import taxes. It would
have been good if they had
published one page in the
newspaper, saying this is what
the rates were and this is what
they are now.”

Meanwhile, the Nassau Insti-
tute economic think-tank crit-
icised the Government’s
planned tax increases for being
particularly ill-timed, arguing
that they would create a ‘dou-
ble whammy’ for the Bahami-
an economy by stifling private
sector investment and ingenu-
ity during a worldwide slow-

‘down. ‘

“One effect of higher taxes is

to reduce the level and effi- ~

ciency of capital formation.
Savings and Investment by the
private sector means more job
creation and growth. Lower
taxes end up generating more
revenue to the Public Trea-

sury,” the Nassau Institute
said.

“Jronically, in a period when
more Bahamian entrepre-
neurial risk-taking is required
to grow the economy,
increased taxation reduces
availability of capital resources
in tandem with an economic
slowdown; a sort of “double
whammy” to a struggling econ-
omy.”

Urging that the Government -
needed to downsize the public
sector if it was to lower taxes,
balance the Budget and main-
tain fiscal prudence, the Nas-
sau Institute said the Bahamas
could not continue running
annual Budget deficits.

_ Cycles

“Business cycles are the
inevitable result of monetary
policy of the world’s central

banking systems,” the Nassau

Institute said. “The Bahamas is
not exempt from economic
downturns and the prudence
of an ‘anchor to the windward’,
such as less debt and higher

‘reserves, would have been a

far-sighted fiscal strategy to -
reduce the risk of devaluation
of the Bahamian dollar.
“Over time, perhaps over.
dependence on foreign invest-
ment for capital infusion has
led to an assumption that there
will always be a Knight in shin-
ing armour to come to the res-
cue, and maybe there will.
Nevertheless, good ‘house-
keeping’ includes low taxation
to encourage local savings and
investment.” ,

IMF: Bahamas hit worst by oil, food increases

FROM page 1B

this nation with just half a
month’s worth of reserves.

In addition, a 20 per cent
food price increase above pro-
{- tons would increase this
nation’s current account deficit





















Dally Vol.

14,000

14.65%
5.73%

-0 04%

-4.70%

GLO - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $- Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol.- Tracing volumo of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the Inst 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamer Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100




EPS $

-0.823





from 13.8 per cent to 14.8 per
cent, a full 1 per cent rise.

Although admitting that
food prices being 20 per cent
higher than forecast was a
‘worse case scenario’, the IMF
warned that given current oil
prices and oil futures trends,
the same could not be said for
oil. It added that oil being 20
per cent higher than the WEO
outlook forecasts was a ‘con-
servative’ prediction.

Should the latter scenario
come to pass, the Bahamas
would lose half a month’s
worth of foreign exchange
reserves for import purchases,
and see its current account
deficit increase from 13.8 per
cent to 15.5 per cent..

Together, the combined
effect of oil and food prices
increasing by 20 per cent more
than the IMF’s existing fore-
cast would be to wipe-out what
the Fund estimated was this
nation’s entire 0.9 months’
worth of foreign exchange
reserves, leaving the Bahamas
with nothing, and raise the cur-

rent'account deficit from 13.8 |

per cent to 16.5 percent.

Foreign exchange reserves
levels are considered relative-
ly low if they fall below three
months’ worth of imports, but
this latest IMF report. should
probably be treated with some
caution, at least as far as the
Bahamas is concerned.

The Central Bank of the
Bahamas website showed that
this nation’s foreign exchange
reserves stood at $698.3 mil-



Div $ P/E
0,000 13.6
0,400 10.9
0.160 14.6
0.030 N/M
0.090 16.7
0.040 42.7
0.240 12.5
0,040 62.6
0.300 15.9
0.052 24.4





0.135
1,086
0.643

0.209
0.055
1.121
0.046
0.440
0.131

0.308 0.040 9.2 1.41%
0.728 0.280 11.0 3.50%
0.650 0.570 19.2 4.56%
0.550 0.450 21.2 3.86%
0.386 0.140 14.4 2.52%
0.000 0,000 N/M 0.00%
0.035 0,000 12.6 0.00%
0.407 0.300 13.5 5.45%

1.023



0.600 13.4
0.480 NM
SI i as



: 6.70%
6.16%
0.00%

2.750 20
0.900 13.4
0.000 N/M.

Yield %

2 SONA, ey.
* ~34 March 2008
** - 314 December 2007
+++ 30 May 2008
set* - 34 April 2008
awake - 30 April 2008
Seen - 20 June 2008

APRERL MARKETS 3424864000 (HOR MORE BATA BANFORMATION GALL 242-304-2505 7”

lion as of May 2008. Given that
the US Commerce Depart-
ment’s website showed that the
Bahamas imported $2.468 bil-
lion worth of goods and ser-
vices from the US in 2007, and
that about 85 per cent of this
nation’s imports come from the
US, it can be estimated that
the Bahamas imported 2.838
billion worth of goods in total
that year.

Translates

That translates into roughly
$236.5 million worth of imports
that the Bahamas purchased
every month. Given that fig-
ure, at May-end 2008 this
nation had foreign exchange
reserves that were equivalent
to 2.95 months’ worth of
imports — just below what the
IMF recommends, but cer-
tainly nowhere near as bad as
the picture painted in this latest
report. ;

The Fund itself warned that
the report could not be con-
sidered as actual projections
for a country, and therefore
could not be used to assess the
true impact of oil and food
price shocks.

Nevertheless, given the
Bahamian economy’s open-
ness, and the fact this country

imports at least 90 per cent of
everything it consumes, there
can be little doubt that the
Bahamas is more vulnerable
than most to oil and food price
rises and the inflationary, cost
of living pressures they bring.

Post-September 11, the
Bahamas was rated as the
world’s fourth most vulnera-
ble economy to external
shocks, and given this nation’s
small size — and the fact it is
neither an oil producer, not a
major agricultural producer —it
is forced to be a price taker,
leaving it at the mercy of world
markets.

Rising oil prices, now over
$143 per barrel, have sent
unleaded gasoline prices at the
pump shooting upwards to $6
per gallon, with BEC’s fuel
surcharge now approaching
$0.20 per kilowatt hour.

As for food, wholesalers told
Tribune Business at end-May
2008 that rice prices were due
to increase by 17 per cent
month-on-month between
May and June 2008. That was
set to drive the increase in rice
costs to 30 per cent for the
2008 first half. Other com-
modities and staples, such as
flour and corn beef, had suf-
fered similar year-on-year
increases. ;

NOTICE

The Law Firm of
Harry B. Sands,

Lobosky & Company

will be closed on

Friday, July 11, 2008

for the Firm’s

Annual Fun Day





THE TRIBUNE



a ee ae Pe ee a eee
Boyle named as City Markets chief

BAHAMAS Supermarkets, operator of
12 City Market stores in New Providence
and Grand Bahama, has named Stephen
Boyle as its chief executive to replace.Ken

Burns.

Mr Boyle joined the company in Sep-
tember 2007 as chief operating officer, over-
seeing the day-to-day operations of the gro-

cery chain.

“We at Bahamas Supermarkets are very
pleased to announce the appointment of
Stephen Boyle to the position of chief exec-
said chairman Basil Sands.

utive,”

“Mr Boyle came
to Bahamas Super-
markets with 27
years experience in
the industry in sev-
eral countries. In the
time he has been
with Bahamas
Supermarkets, his
energy has been
boundless. When
Mr Burns left, the
directors were hap-



Stephen Boyle stores.

py to have someone of Mr Boyle’s expertise
capable of immediately stepping into that
post. It allowed for a seamless transition,
and for the company to retain its strong
executive management team.”

The chairman said directors were
“extremely appreciative” of Mr Burns’ ser-
vice, including helping to open its 24,000
square foot flagship store at Cable Beach in
2007, overseeing installation of some $4
million in in-store technology and launching
a programme for upgrading all the older

Bank focuses on customer service

Bank of The Bahamas
(BOB) has initiated the ‘BOB
First Line of Defense Customer
Care Workshop’ programme as
part of its ‘Customer Life Cycle
Management’, consisting of a
series of seminars and training
sessions aimed at increasing the
customer service capability of
its staff.

“Customer care has to be our
number one focus,” said
Vaughn Delaney, deputy man-
aging director, information and
technology and human
resources, whose responsibili-
ties include training.

“Regardless of the products
and features you offer, if your
customers are unhappy then
you're looking at a serious prob-

/ BOB Training manager
~ Gina Brown

lem. With this new training ini-
tiative, ‘Customer Life-Cycle
Management’, we’re looking at
building quality relationships
with our clients through their
life spans, and ideally with their



subsequent generations. This
» Will allow us to get to know our
clients on a personal level and
provide the best possible care
that we can.”
Signifying a commitment to

the entire family unit of their
clients, the bank hopes to build
customer loyalty, retention and
growth through such training as
telephone etiquette, communi-
cation skills and customer rela-
tionship management. Staff will
be able to anticipate customers’
needs by delivering proficient
and professional service in all
areas of banking.

Bank of The Bahamas most
recently opened its Cat Island
branch in early June, joining
existing branches in New Prov-
idence, Grand Bahama, Exu-
ma, San Salvador, Inagua,
Andros and Coral Gables,
Florida. It is a publicly-held
company with more than $716
million in assets.

EU trade deal paves way for US to obtain ‘EPA-plus’

FROM page 1B

tives without doing anything
to get them.

This is due to the ‘Most
Favoured Nation’ clause
attached to most trade agree-
ments, which means that coun-
tries cannot discriminate
against others. This means that
what the Bahamas offers to the
EU, in terms of trade prefer-
ences and benefits if it signs
the EPA, must also be offered
to the US.

Yet Mr Moree argued that
by going further than neces-
sary to satisfy the WTO’s
demands for a two-way trade
agreement ‘with: the EU, and

including the most.crucial areas. .
of the Bahamian economy — .

services, investments, e-com-
merce and others — in the
EPA, the Bahamas was ensur-
ing the baseline starting point
in trade negotiations with the
US would be “much higher”.
“I’m not at all satisfied that
we’ve got a good deal with the
Europeans,” Mr Moree told

Tribune Business. “We’ve cer-
tainly given more than we had
to give. If we were trying to
establish a baseline for talks
with the US, I don’t know why
we’ve gone further than
required.”

He added: “I don’t think
anyone who’s been involved
in these trade arrangements
and has expressed a view on
them would disagree that,
when we sit down to discuss
our trading relations with the
US, the starting point is going
to be EPA-plus. It’s not going
to be the EPA.”

This was because the US is
the Bahamas’ largest trading
partner, having in 2007 export-
ed to this nation some $2.468
billion worth of goods and ser-

vices — about 85 per cent of
this nation’s total import bill. ,

In turn, the Bahamas exported
$503.9 million worth of goods
and services to the US.

All this gave the US more
leverage than the EU in trade
talks with the Bahamas, and
Mr Moree said: “What the
Americans will do is put every-

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Division

BETWEEN

2007/CLE/gen/00894

SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LTD.

(In Liquidation)
AND

MOHAMED HARAJCHI
MICHEL HARAJCHI
SONJA HARAJCHI
CHRISTOPHER. LUNN

DEREK RYAN

IN CHAMBERS

BEFORE THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR, MR. ERNIE

WALLACE, ESQ.

Plaintiff

First Defendant
Second Defendant
Third Defendant
Fourth Defendant

Fifth Defendant



THE 2"? DAY OF JULY, A.D. 2008:

ORDER

UPON a Summons filed herein by the Plaintiff on the 2” day of July, 2008
coming on for hearing this day

AND UPON READING the Affidavit of the Keri Davide Sherman sworn on the 1*
day of July, 2008 and filed herein on the 2" day of July, 2008

AND UPON HEARING Anthony A. McKinney, Esq. of Counsel for

the Plaintiff

IT IS ORDERED THAT service of a copy of this Order and a copy of the
Amended Writ of Summons in this action by inserting an advertisement of such
Order and Amended Writ in one issue of The Tribune newspaper, shall be good
and sufficient service of the Notice to the First Defendant

MOHAMED HARAUJCHI and that service shall be deemed to have been
effected on the day of the publication of the said advertisement and that the time
of entry of appearance be within 14 days from such date.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT the costs of this application be costs

in the cause.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR

This Order was drawn by Messrs. McKinney, Turner & Co. of chambers situate
at Oakbridge House, 6 West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas. Attorneys for the

Plaintiff.



thing we’ve negotiated on the
EPA in their pocket. They
don’t even have to ask for it.
The starting point will be
EPA-plus.

“From my point of view, it
doesn’t make sense. I don’t
know why, before we sit down
with them, we’re showing the
Americans that the EPA is in
their pocket and they don’t
have to ask for anything.

“The starting point for the
Americans will be the EPA,
and here is what else we want.
This is as opposed to a goods-
only EPA. This would make
the starting point baseline with
the US much lower, and the
US would not take it for grant-
ed that they would get some-
thing on services, investments,
capital investments and the
environment.

“To the extent they were put
on the table, we would expect
to get some reciprocity, so we
would end up with a balanced
trade agreement that would be
mutually beneficial.”

Mr Moree said that if the
Bahamas signed on to the
EPA as currently worded, this
nation would have “shown our
hand” to the US and “said start
from here”.

“The baseline will be much
higher than if we had a goods-

only EPA,” Mr Moree added. |

“T think it’s unwise, because
even before the Americans
turn up for negotiating the pro-
visions of a trade agreement, in
effect we’ve given them the
benefit of everything extended
to us by the Europeans.”
And if the Bahamas grants
the US more favourable trade
preferences and incentives in
any CBI replacement than the
EU, this nation will be obliged
to extend to the same to the
Europeans.
Acknowledging that the
Bahamas would not be able to
keep the one-way trade pref-
erence regimes it currently
enjoys with the US and Cana-
da for an “indefinite period”,
and that they would eventual-
ly go the same way as the

Cotonou agreement with the ©

EU, Mr Moree said the
Bahamas should keep them
“as long aS we can”.

“Give up as little as you can
for as long as you can, and ulti-
mately do what you have got
to do” should be the Bahamas’
free trade strategy, Mr Moree
argued.

The senior attorney also

asked Zhivargo Laing, minister

of state for finance, who has
responsibility for the EPA, to
inform the Bahamian people
what it would cost this nation
to comply with all its EPA
obligations, what new laws
would need to be enacted, and
“whether our laws will be sub-
jected to a harmonization
process”.

Mr Moree also asked what
new committees, bureaucra-
cies and organisations would
be created by the EU and
CARIFORUM to oversee the
EPA, and what role each
would play.

“Tt would also be useful for

the minister to indicate if the
Bahamas was going to get a
piece of the European Devel-
opment Fund, and if so how
much of it, and over what peri-
od of time,” Mr Moree said.

given that the Fund’s primary
purpose was to assist countries
in meeting their EPA obliga-
tions.

Mr Moree also asked Mr
Laing to confirm whether the
EPA would have to be ratified
by enabling legislation passed
by Parliament, and whether
this would give the Bahamian
people another opportunity for
consultation.

‘(anclu

MONDAY, JULY /, 2008, PAGE dts

‘ Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for
teaching positions in the following areas:

ELEMENTARY:
Teachers for Grades 2 through 6

Clothing Construction and Craft/Needlework
Music (Part-time or full-time)

Spanish

French

Home Economics/Art and Craft

Carpentry and Joinery

Chemistry

Physical Education/Health Science
Laboratory Technician

High School applicants should be qualified and
willing to teach to the BGCSE, S.A.T II, and
AP level with at least a Bachelor’s Degree, or
equivalent, with 6 years experience at the High School
level in the particular subject area along. with a
Teacher’s Certificate. A Masters Degree in
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would be an asset.

All successful candidates should have the following:
e An Academic Degree in the area of specialization
e A Teaching Certificate

¢ Excellent Communication Skills

° A love for children and learning

¢ High standards of morality
° Bea born again Christian

Letters of application together with a recent
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ng the names and addresses of at least three
references, one being the name of one’s church
minister) should be forwarded to:

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton

Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road

Nassau

Salaries would be commensurate with qualifications
and experience.
Deadline for Applications is
Monday July 14, 2008



IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS
AND CREDITORS OF DOMINION

INVESTMENTS ( NASSAU Le LTD

( In liquidation )

The Liquidator hereby notifies all Customers and Creditors of Dominion that he
has applied to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas for the determination by it of

the following questions:

a) whether any of the assets held by Dominion are trust assets and, if

SO;

b) whether any of the costs incurred in the course of the liquidation
should be paid from the trust assets and, if so;
c) the approach that should be adopted to the payment of those costs.

The specific questions that the Liquidator is asking and the Orders he is
seeking are set out in the Summons and the Supplemental Summons filed
on the 18th May, 2007 and 19th June, 2008 and the facts upon which he
relies set out in the Liquidator’s Affidavit filed on the 23rd June, 2008.
These documents may be accessed on the website www.bdomannjudd.com

The Liquidator’s affidavit does not reveal any confidential information

relating to its

customers

which it holds for them.

or the assets

On the 19th June, 2008 the Supreme Court of the Bahamas fixed the hearing of
the Liquidator’s application for 10 am on Monday the 10% November, 2008,
however, it is possible that, if the Court’s calendar permits, an earlier date for
the hearing may be set. Accordingly you are advised to check the website
frequently for updates. Anyone who has given notice to the Liquidator of
their intention to appear ( see below ) will be contacted if an earlier date is set.

If you intend to appear on the hearing of the Liquidator’s application you will
| need to serve on the Liquidator a Notice of Appearance in the proceedings or
to instruct an Attorney in the Bahamas to do so for you. The Appearance needs
to be filed in the Registry of the Supreme Court of the Bahamas and to be in
one or other of the forms shown on the website, depending on whether you
are claiming a debt owed to you (Creditor’s Appearance) or that Dominion
is holding assets beneficially owned by you ( Customer’s Appearance).

If you are a customer or creditor of Dominion and you need any further information
or clarification in regard to the application and the questions to be determined
please contact the Liquidator directly and he will do his best to assist you.

G. Clifford Culmer

The Liquidator of Dominion Investments (Nassau) Ltd.

(In liquidation)
BDO Mann Judd
P.O. Box N10144
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325-6591
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FEEDBACK

ON balance, I think the PLP
will have a new leader in time
for the 2012 general election,
simply because Perry Christie
is still seen as having lost the
2007 election through his inabil-
ity to control his Cabinet mem-
bers.

Philip Davis is not leader
material and I agree that, as
deputy, he will bolster Christie’s
chances of staying in power.
However, I ah expect either
Nottage or Wilchcombe to
come through at the end as the
one leading the PLP in the next
election.

J P Allen, Nassau

DAVIS has nil charisma.and,
considering he is an attorney,
limited ability as a speaker.
However, it’s sometimes possi-
ble for deputies to make a big
impact by being “the power
behind the throne” — history
is full of such characters.

Leonard, West Street

PHILIP DAVIS is a shorter,
slightly fatter and not quite’so
vocal version of Christie, so
don’t expect him to turn any
turf as a PLP leadership con-
tender. I’ve heard him speak,
and the experience is slightly
less exciting than watching milk
go sour, or mixing cement with
a kitchen spoon.

‘Babby Boy’

INSIGHT

ie oe ee re
Re: Brave Challenge (Philip Davis)

Insight



SEAR

DAVIS has a very long PLP
pedigree going back to his
father ‘Brave’ on Cat Island.
This kind of thing counts in the
PLP, where ‘family’ is impor-
tant, so expect him to come
through strongly in the deputy
leadership campaign.

PLP supporter

I SEE Obie Wilchcombe wel-

comes the challenge of Philip .

‘Brave’ Davis, but I don’t think

he means it. Davis will beat

Wilchcombe, mark my word.
‘Inside the PLP’

PHILIP. DAVIS” may
come over as a quiet little fat
guy, but he has a following in
the party and can’t be taken
lightly.

Caller

Re: In Memory of Mario
(Leslie Miller)

I PRAY that the Miller fam-
ily get the justice they seek. If
they don’t, it looks bad for the
rest of us who have no influ-
ence or money.

Caller

YOUR story about Mario
Miller made me cry. ALL those
responsible must be brought to

‘justice, whatever their family

connections. Keep on it...
Lavinia Smith

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maiiy, on Friday, July 4, 2008. U.N. officials decided Thursday, July 3,

2008, to retain Dresden's status as a World Heritage Site for now, in
hopes that construction of a bridge they claim would mar the German
city's skyline will be stopped.

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U.N. OFFICIALS decided
last week to retain the east-
ern German city of Dresden
as a World Heritage Site for

now despite earlier warnings

that the construction of a
bridge endangered its status,
according to Associated Press.

In 2006, the UNESCO
World Heritage Committee
warned that the planned
2,085-foot-long bridge across
the Elbe River would mar the

city’s skyline and landscape.

The committee, which is cur-
rently meeting in Quebec

_ City, now says that if con-

struction is not stopped and
the damage reversed, the
property will be deleted from
the World Heritage List in
2009. It remains on .a danger
list.

The committee decided last
year that it would remove
Dresden from the list if the
bridge were built, but it decid-

ed to give Dresden more time
in view of legal proceedings
under way in Germany.

No site has ever been
stripped from the World Her-
itage List, which identifies
over 800 places around the
world with “outstanding uni-
versal value.”

The committee, part of the
Paris-based United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, wants
officials to change plans in
place to build the bridge
across the Elbe to ease traffic
in Dresden. .

The plans also have raised
the ire of environmentalists,
who say the bridge would
encroach on the habitat of the
rare lesser horseshoe bat. A
court ruled in November that
construction could proceed
despite the threat to the bat,
but ordered a strict nighttime
speed limit of 19 mph to limit
disruptions to the bat’s habi-
tat.

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be observed as Public Holiday:-

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shops throughout The Bahamas must be kept
closed, except that shops may open:-

(a) for the sale of food, cooked or prepared for
consumption on the premises;

for the sale of drugs, medicines or surgical

appliances;

for the sale of ice;

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fruits, fresh vegetables, butcher’s meat and fresh
dairy products, until the hour of ten o’clock in

the morning;

for the sale of any article required for the burial
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
IN THE SUPREME COURT i
Common Law & Equity Division 2007/CLE/gen/00894 }
BETWEEN i
SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LTD. i
(In Liquidation)
Plainalf |)

AND |

MOHAMMED HARAICHI First Defendant |
MICHEL HARAJCHI Second Defendant |}
SONJA HARAJCHI Third Defendant i
CHRISTOPHER LUNN Fourth Detendant
DEREK RYAN Fifth Detendant
‘ AMENDED WRIT OF SUMMONS i
ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, Queen of
| the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and of her other realms and }
territories, Head of the Commonwealth. |
i

TO: Mohammed Harajchi AND TO: Michel Harajchi i
Paradise Island Paradise isiand

The Bahamas The Bahamas 4 i

AND TO: Sonja Harajchi AND TO: Christopher Lunn |}
Paradise Island Paradise Island |

The Bahamas The Bahamas !

AND TO: Derek Ryan i
Village Road





|) thereafter. the removal of the said monies from the jurisdiction ot





Nassau, Bahamas

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WE COMMAND YOU that within 14 days after service of this |
Writ on you inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause |
an appearance to be entered for you in an action at the suit of /
SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LTD. dn Liquidation), |
c/o McKinney, Turner & Co. of Chambers, Oakbridge House, |
West Hill Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

AND TAKE NOTICE that in default of your so doing the /
Plaintiff may proceed therein, and Judgement may be given in |
your absence. 4

WITNESS the Honourable Chief Justice Mr, Burton Hall of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas the day of July, A.D., i
2007,

REGISTRAR _ . | i

N.B. This Writ is to be served within twelve calendar months
from the date thereof, or, if renewed, within six calendar months |
from the date of the last renewal, including the day of such date, |;
and not afterwards,

The Defendant may enter appearance personally or by Attorney |,
either by handing-in the appropriate forms, duly completed, at the |;
Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher Building, East Street,
in the City of Nassau in the Island of New. Providence, or by
sending them to that office by post.





If the Defendant enters an appearance he must also deliver a
Defence to the Attorney for the Plaintiff within fourteen days
from the last day of the time limited for appearance, unless such
time ts extended by the Court or a Judge, otherwise Judgement |
may be entered against him without notice, unless he has in the i
meantime been served with a Summons for Judgement. i

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The Plaintiff claims as against the First and Third Defendants |
and cach of them: ; H
() The return of monies once unlawfully held at Barclays
Bank in the name of Suisse Security Holding Ltd. and Suisse |
Security Inc. and thereafter removed from the jurisdiction of the |!
Commonwealth of The Bahamas in breach of trust which said i
monies are the property of Suisse Security Bank and Trust Ltd;
(ii) Declaration that at all material times the First, Second and |
Third Defendants and each of them were and are trustees of i
the said monies under a resulting trust for the benefit for Suisse i
Security Bank and Trust Ltd; ; i
(iii) A Declaration that as directors of Suisse Security Bank and |
Trust Ltd. the First, Second and Third Defendants and each of 4
them owed Suisse Security Bank and Trust Ltd. a fiduciary
duty to hold the said monies for the exclusive benelit of Suisse ,
Security Bank and Trust Ltd.;

(iv) An account and enquiry as to what has become of the said |
money; an Order that the First, Second and Third Detendants and i
each of them do pay the Plaintiff such sums which are found due
and owing pursuant to such an account and enquiry;, ;
(v) Alternatively damages for misfeasance and/or breach of |
trust; H
(vi) An injunction against the First Defendant. Mohaamed |
Harajchi and the Third Defendant, Sonja Harajchi restraining
them from conveying selling transfering mortgaging
encumbering or otherwise dealing with property at Paradise |
Island, Bahamas beionging to the First Defendant, Mohammed |
Harajchi and mortgaged to the Third Defendant, Sonja Harajehi
(vii) Interest pursuant to the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest)
Act, Cap 80;

(2) And the Plaintiff claims as against the
Defendants and each of them for:

(i) A Declaration that the Secemd-and—Phird-Fourth and fitth
Defendants and cach of them as officers of Suisse Security Bank |
and Trust Ltd. owed a fiduciary duty to Suisse Security Bank and |
Trust Ltd, to inter alia ensure that the assets of Smisse Security |
Bank and Trust Ltd. were utilized tor the exclusive use of Suisse
Security Bank and Trust Ltd.;

(ii) Damages for their knowing assistance m the breaca . ote
fiduciary duties owed by the First, Second and Third Detencants |
and each of them to the Plaintiff to wit the removal of monics |
belonging to Suisse Security Bank and Tiust Ltd. to the accounts
of Suisse Security Holding Ltd. and Suisse Security Inc. and




Fourth and riith |

the Commonwealth of The Bahamas;

(iii ) Damages for misteasance and breach of fiduciary duty:

(iv) Interest pursuant to the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest)
Act, Cap 80; costs.

3. Such further or other relief as the Court may order. i

DATED the 12" day of July, A.D., 2007
MCKINNEY, TURNER & CO.
Chambers
Oakbridge House
West Hill Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintif



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PAGE 10B, MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008 .
Vander pool-Wallace
appointment points

the way for future

FROM page 12

closely aligned to the legisla-
tive process.

The failings of the likes of
Grant and Collie, set along-
side jhe multitude of short-
comings within the former
Christie administration, and
those beginning to reveal
themselves in the FNM, are
bound to raise issues about
the nature of the system.

Election after election,

Bahamians are asked. to vote °

for people they know nothing
about. Once in power, these
people are then appointed, by
their leader, to positions they
know nothing about. No won-
der, then, that clueless nonen-

tities end up round the Cape

net table.

Amateurs

Because they are essentially
amateurs in their ministerial
field, they in turn rely heavily
on the civil service, another
profession in which big ideas,
personal enterprise and later-
al thinking are at a premium.

Thus, government is
entrusted to people who are
very often not particularly
good in their own professions,
and whose ministerial respon-
sibilities are borne on a day-
to-day basis by comfortably
ensconced civil service drones
and non-thinkers on index-
linked pensions.

Viewed like that, it comes‘
as no surprise that the entire:
governmental process is so.

sub-standard and that the pub-
lic sector consistently falls way
short of expectations consid-
ered normal in private com-
panies.

Laziness, incompetence and



Pra etl

complacency — and a time-
serving culture in which origi-
nal ideas are virtually out-
lawed — are what govern-
ments are often all about, not
just in the Bahamas, but else-
where across the world.

To imagine for one moment
that the vacuous, self-serving,
superficial and insufferably
irritating Tony Blair was the
best man in Britain to be
prime minister was, plainly,
laughable. To imagine that his
successor, Gordon Brown, a

‘rumpled academic with a tim-

orous streak, is any better is
even more ridiculous.

Yet politics continues to
clunk out entire armies of
under-achievers who were not
especially good in their own
professions and who are spec-

““tacularly ill-equipped to han-
‘dle their enormous responsi-

bilities.

The Bahamas’ long line of
ministerial failures — from the
likes of George Smith and
Simeon Bowe right through
to the Gibsons, Mitchells and
Wisdoms of modern times —
suggests that something is
worryingly amiss in the way
we run our democracy.

As a step towards improve-
ment, should it not be imper-
ative that would-be MPs state
their qualifications for the job,
their specific areas of exper-
tise, and the personal quali-
ties that make them natural
recipients of the voters’ stb
port?

Should we not be told how
successful they have been in
owning or managing a com-
pany and, even more impor-
tantly, in running their own
domestic affairs? Should we
not be given copper-bottomed
guarantees of their integrity

’ and something to suggest a

level of competence in what-

ever it is they are being asked
to do?

Running a country is much
like running a company and a
family. Developing an atmos-
phere of trust, drafting a strat-
egy for success, keeping down
costs and demonstrating man-
agement expertise are com-
mon to all. Discipline is also,
of course, a key component.

If you can’t run your family
or a company effectively, then
it’s pretty much certain that
you will never be able to runa
ministry or a country.

Yet political life here is
replete with people who have
never run anything success-
fully and whose personal lives
are deeply dysfunctional:

Debates

Public, preferably televised,
debates need to be organised
in advance of every election
so that the electorate can
make its own assessments of
the candidates on offer. All
should be subjected to pene-
trating analysis so that their
motives, objectives and quali-
ties can be appraised. There
needs to be a process for
exposing’ their personal and
professional deficiencies
before they are let loose in
government.

Meanwhile; Neko Grant
and Sidney Collie walk into
the wilderness, having been
found wanting. Their failings
were as much systemic. as per-
sonal because there is noth-
ing’in‘ the electoral process
today which suggests a link
between victory at the polls
and fitness for the job.

Mr Ingraham, like all chief
executives, is capable of

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Independence.
amily Fun Day

Saturday, July 12, 2008
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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| RAE ua Nee dulcis
Platting of the May Pole
Children’s Bouncing Castle

Educational Games
Live Music, Lots of Food

PLAN TO BE THERE!!!



errors. Grant and Collie were
two of them, and doubtless
there will be more.

In appointing Vanderpool-
Wallace to the tourism post,
however, he may well do more
than redeem himself. He
could be pointing the way to a
new era.in politics in which
professional competence
ranks higher than political
oppportunism.

As a solid professional in
the tourism sphere whose
track record ranks with the
best, Vanderpool-Wallace is
well-placed to reassert the
Bahamas’ claims to be a des-
tination of the first rank.

His ‘appointment, though,
ought not to be a one-off.
There are sound arguments

for co-opting proven talent

from the private sector into
the political realm, and prece-
dents have already been set
with the likes of James Smith
and Sir William Allen.

The prime minister now
needs to look around in the
private sector for more péo-
ple — probably retired or
close to it — whose career
experience could be utilised
for the national good through
ministerial service.

Instead of stuffing the Sen-
ate with what one observer
called the “refuse” of politi-
cal life — failed election can-
didates and the like — the
main parties should be co-opt-
ing talent from private busi-
ness into the Upper House
and the Cabinet to tackle the
big issues of the day.

If crime continues to run out
of control, the Ministry of
National Security could well
be the best place to start.

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| The stories behind the news

Politics needs professionals

Vanderpool-Wallace | a ™» | &
appointment points ae
the way for future

NEKO GRANT?’S removal from the Ministry of
Tourism, and Sidney Collie’s resignation as Minister
of Local Government, point to fundamental flaws in
our political system and the way we run the country.
Were either of these two ever suited to the job?

Did they have anything at all to bring to the table?





INSIGHT reports...

lm By JOHN MARQUIS

Managing Editor

R eeacne Neko

Grant with Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace as Min-
ister. of Tourism was not so
much an inspired move as an
acknowledgment of the obvi-
ous.

Whatever the field, whatev-
er the discipline, profession-
als are always better than
amateurs. They have the expe-
rience, the expertise, the
inside knowledge, the con-
nections and the commitment
that wannabes invariably lack.

Mr Grant’s performance as
Minister of Tourism was, by
all accounts, lamentable — a
fact brought home with
embarrassing clarity when he
was outflanked and compre-
hensively outshone by a pri-
mary school student at a pub-
lic presentation.

It was quite clear to every-
one present that the little girl
—a tiny tot with a big future,
it seems.— was a good deal

more inspired than Mr Grant.

when it came to promoting
new ideas for our tourism
product.

Plans

While she spoke enthusias-
tically about her plans for
making the Bahamas a better
destination, electrifying her
audience in the process, Mr
Grant fumbled his way
through a prepared speech,
citing revenue figures and pro-
jected costs, inducing deep
tedium in all around..

People vere left thinking:
so why was he ever Minister of
Tourism in the first place?
And why wasn’t an acknowl-
edged expert like Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace installed in the
post from day one?

These are interesting ques-
tions. And they go right to the





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root of the problem created
by our political system. Cabi-
net ministers are, for the most
‘part, people with virtually no
qualifications for the job at
hand. They are rank amateurs
carrying responsibilities which
ought to be handled by pro-

fessionals, people with proven

prowess in the field.

Poor old Sidney Collie, who
fell on his sword after the local
government election fiasco,
was another case in point.
Heavily dependent on civil
servants who are supposed to
know all about these things,
he paid dearly for his trust,
and his failure to heed advice,
and was elbowed from office
in a little over a year.

“Tn the cases of both Grant
and Collie, you had two basi-
cally nice guys who didn’t
know what they were doing,”
said a media observer, “They
were so far out of their depth,
it wasn’t funny. So why were
they ever appointed to the

job? It’s something we all

ought to be-asking ourselves.”

Grant, a 58-year-old liquor
firm executive, has a sport and
business resume which makes
no mention of tourism. Big in
Kiwanis and powerboat cir-
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ball’s hall of fame and was
once chairman of the Grand
Bahama Housing Commis-
sion.

There was nothing on his
CV, or in his public persona,
to suggest that here was a man
to front for the Bahamas’

_ most important industry. And

within little over a year, the
consequences of his failings
were becoming too manifest
to endure.

A senior media figure said:
“With Grant, you could ask
questions about tourism and
know you were never going
to get an answer.

“When reporters came
around, Grant would sudden-
ly be on his cellphone. I have
no proof of this, but he
appeared to use his cellphone
as a Stalling device. He didn’t
want his inadequacies
exposed.”

With his predecessor, Obie
Wilchcombe, the country at
least had an affable, relatively
charismatic figure who could
— if required — act as a pro-
fessional “greeter” for the
Bahamas. Grant fell short on
every count.

In Collie’s case, the short-
fall in expertise for a local gov-,
ernment posting was less pro-
nounced. But this teacher-
turned-attorney, an island boy
made good, mismanaged his
responsibilities so catastroph-
ically that he felt compelled
to do the decent thing. Politi-
cal hari-kari was required and
delivered, so Collie’s one
claim to distinction will prob-
ably be that he set new stan-
dards of accountability in gov-
ernment, which is no mean
achievement in a society like
this.

Whatever its failings — and
there are many — the FNM
government is significantly
more impressive than its PLP
predecessor in several ways.

The hasty departures of
Grant and Collie are them-
selves indicative of a “no:non-







sense” style of leadership from
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham that would have served
the PLP well during its five
scandal-ridden years in power.
. Though far from perfect,
the FNM government at least
has a mechanism for removing
the incompetent from its
midst. Had Perry Christie han-
dled his party’s imperfections



“In the cases of
both Grant and
Collie, you had
two basically |
nice guys who
didn’t know
what they were
doing. They
were so far out
of their depth, it
wasn’t funny.”



A media observer

with the same aplomb, it’s
likely he would still be in pow-
er today.

However, Mr Ingraham’s
job remains incomplete. Dra-
matic measures are required
on the crime front if Mr Tom-
my Turnquest, the Minister of
National Security, is to be
allowed to stay in his present
post. In fact, his being allowed
to retain the portfolio in the
recent Cabinet shuffle was a
big surprise for those who
already had him earmarked

for dismissal.

While villains run rampant
in Nassau society, Mr Turn-
quest gives every impression
of being as clueless as his two
discarded Cabinet colleagues.
There appears to be no mas-
terplan for bringing crime
back in line, while Mr Turn-
quest himself is repeatedly pil-
loried as a man who is not
only out of his depth, but also
out of touch with the rest of
mankind.

Were INSIGHT to apply
the same rigorous scrutiny. to
certain FNM ministers as we
did in 2006, after the PLP had
been in power for four years,
there would be at least three
ministers earmarked for ‘Jok-
er’ status, even at this early
stage. Regrettably for him, Mr
Turnquest would be one of
them.

But he is not alone. Media
observers are developing seri-
ous misgivings about several
FNM ministers. “Too many
appear low-key and not par-
ticularly active,” said one
source. “This will work against
them. At least the PLP had

* the savvy to hold press con-

ferences to create the impres-

- sion that they were doing

something, even if they
weren't.

“With the FNM, you get the
impression that some minis-
ters see their jobs as driving
around in big limos, making a
few prepared speeches and lit-
tle else. It’s not good enough.”

However, shortcomings in
ministerial performance point
to an inherently flawed sys-
tem. Put bluntly, politics does
not attract society’s finest, and
few who reach ministerial



NEKO GRANT AND SIDNEY COLLIE: why were they in the Cabinet in the first place? |

rank have specialised exper-
tise to match their responsi-
bilities. Bs ;

Last week, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce hon-
oured top-performing business
people and entrepreneurs. At
the awards banquet were
some of Nassau’s most suc-
cessful managers.

What became clear during
those proceedings was that the
very best Bahamians, those
with genuine competence, flair
and business know-how, are
not parliamentarians. They
are people dedicated to doing
what they do best. They are
successful go-getters who
know what they are about and
get on with it.

Politics

They are not in politics .
because they have neither the
time nor inclination to be
involved in something so
incorrigibly and irredeemably
bereft of quality.

Government, therefore, is
almost invariably left to the
third-rate. Many politicians
were not especially good at
what they were trained to do
and saw politics either as a
livelihood or a supplementary
source of income. Some were
virtually unemployable before
reaching the corridors of pow-
er, and return to the jobline
when ousted from office.

And too many of them are
in law, a profession that does
not lend itself to big entrepre-
neurial ideas and creative
thinking, but is, of course,

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CHILDREN as young as nine
are selling their bodies to: older
men who wait for them outside the

school gates and give them money .

for sex, it was claimed.

According to a schoolgirl who
spoke to The Tribune on the con-
dition of anonymity, girls learn to
give men sexual favours for money
when they are in grade four and
will continue the practice through-
out high school. _

She said a “majority” of school-
girls engage in this “voluntary”
prostitution and it has become nor-
mal for them to go out with men in.
their 30's.

The men go to. public and pri-
vate schools across Nassau to pick
up vulnerable young girls after

Permanent
secretaries.

shuffle is
announced

AS PREVIOUSLY report-
ed by The Tribune, govern-
ment yesterday announced the _
shuffling-of several permanent
secretaries.

Most notable in govern-
ment’s statement was the
announcement. of the three-
month leave of Permanent
Secretary Harrison Thompson
in the Ministry of Local Gov-
ernment and Lands.

This comes after the resig-
nation of Sidney Collie from
the post of Cabinet minister
over the recent errors leading
up to local government elec-
tions.

Despite Mr Collie’s stepping
down from his post, members
of the PLP opposition have
been calling for more people
to tender their resignations as
they do not believe that the

SEE page 11


























school and take them out. The girls
are then pressured to perform sex-
ual favours for money and treats.

"They learn they can sell their
bodies and get the material things
they want," she said.

"There is pressure to buy cer-
tain clothes or whatever because
you want to look good or .up-to-
date, so they will-do things with
guys to get money. -

* “A lot of school girls really like
older men because they are work-
ing so they can give them things."

Acting Commissioner of Police
Hulan Hanna, however, negated
the claims of prolific prostitution
among Nassau schoolgirls, but
maintained that police are doing
all they can to protect students
after school. ; ;

"We have.consistent police
patrols at schools in New. Provi-
dence particularly at senior schools
and whenever persons are found to
be loitering they are told to leave."

Mr Hanna said the police force

has no information to justify the -

claim that the majority of school-
girls in schools across New Provi-
dence are selling their bodies and
performing sexual favours for'cash.

SEE page eight

‘Five suspected
male prostitutes
detained and
questioned.

DURING a recent investiga-
tion at a local hotel, five suspect-
ed male prostitutes were detained
and questioned by police.

The men, who were reportedly |

between the ages of 18 and 20
years, were said to be dressed in
female clothing — even down to
their undergarments.
Originally, police received a
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Four murdered schoolboys

are finally laid to rest"

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

FREEPORT - Four murdered
missing schoolboys were finally

laid to rest on Saturday following ©

a solemn funeral service at the
Community at Heart Tabernacle
Church of God of Prophecy.
Four identical blue caskets
adorned with bouquets of white
and light blue carnations were dis-
played at the front of the church,
with the photographs of each of







the boys — Mackinson Colas,
DeAngelo McKenzie, Junior
Remy, and Desmond Rolle.

The occasion was bitter sweet |

for the mothers, and families who
have waited five long years to
bury their sons’ remains.

At the gravesite, families cried

as the coffin of each of the boys
was lowered one by one into their
final resting place at Grand
Bahama Memorial Park.

Grand Bahama MPs Kenneth

SEE page 11



Ree
Mission Baptist Church

COMMONWEALTH Mis-
sion Baptist Church in Eliza-
beth Estates honoured mem-
bers of the press at its Inde-
pendence Day church service
yesterday. ws

Bishop Arnold Josey, the
church’s pastor for the past 21
years, came in close contact
with the working press as press
liaison officer during four of
the 26 years that he served with
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force.

Bishop Josey said that just
days before the official cele-
bration of the nation’s 35th
anniversary he wanted to pause
to “say thanks once again to
those persons who though valu-
able have somehow been trivi-
alized and minimized.”

“Today,” he said, “we say
thank you to the media, and
some of its personalities who
championed the birth of our
nation. The story would not
have been told if they didn’t
tell it. It would not have been
known if they had not recorded
it.”

SEE page 11







High number
_ of Bahamian
women ‘may be
carrying breast
cancer gene’

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

OBSERVATIONS by leading
oncologists suggest that an unusu-
ally high number of Bahamian
women may be carrying the so-
called. breast cancer gene.

Alarmed by the “distressing”
number of women who are being
diagnosed with the disease at a
young age, a group of local oncol-
ogists, in conjunction with spe-
cialists in Miami, is seeking fund-
ing to create a comprehensive
data registry of breast cancer suf-
ferers in the Bahamas.

Speaking with The Tribune, Dr

SEE page eight

_@ Michael Barnett and
Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace will be sworn in as
Attorney General and Min-

ister of Tourism respec-
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MRS. Patricia Francis, aged
93, widow of Francis Francis
died peacefully at her son,
Craig Francis’s home in
Switzerland Wednesday
morning, July 2. — '

Mrs. Francis came to the
Bahamas with her husband ‘in
the late 1940’s and settled on
Bird Cay in the Berry Islands,
which they purchased from
Mr. Francis’s sister Marion B.
Carstairs during the war years.
She sold Bird Cay in 2002 and,
had been living between
Lyford Cay and Switzerland
for the past few years.

Before her marriage to
Francis Francis, as Patricia
Leonard, she was a very suc-
cessful stage actress in the the-
atre in London performing in
countless plays. and reviews
put on by impresario Andre
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self with her family and close
friends.

She loved the Bahamas
dearly and especially cher-
ished the time spent on Bird
Cay, the beauty of the Berry
Islands and the solitude of liv-
ing in the Out Islands gave her
great pleasure.

Many people will remem-
ber her fondly for her gen-
erosity and philanthropic care
of children and animals.

Her brother Major Gerald
Leonard predeceased her by
two months passing away in
late March, they were. both
extremely close.

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woman's hotly

POLICE are still seek-
ing assistance in identify-
ing the badly decomposed
body of a woman who was
found off St Vincent Road
on Friday.

The woman, who has
been classified as the
country’s latest homicide,
was found in the back of.a
building under construc-
tion on Vinspin Road at
around 10.30am.

Chief Supt Glen Miller,
officer in-charge of the
Central Detective Unit,
told The Tribune yester-
day that the body of the
murdered woman will be
transferred to the morgue
sometime today.

It is hoped that an
autopsy will yield some
clues which will point to
the victim’s identity and
possibly to her killer.

“So far, no one has
come forward to claim
her,” Mr Miller said.

The CDU chief in an
earlier interview said that
there were visible injuries
to the head of the woman
whose body was dressed
with a top, but was
unclothed beneath.

It is believed that the
woman has been dead for
more than a week.

This discovery came just
days after the body of —
Haitian Louis Jaochim,
36, was found in the
bushes off Carmichael
Road.

The body of Jaochim;
who worked as a gardener
with Stuart Cove, showed
no signs of trauma, but his
death is being regarded as
suspicious pending an
autopsy.

in connection a
with robbery

AN 18-YEAR-OLD
youth has been arrested in
connection with the rob-
bery of the Royal Castle
Restaurant and Take-
Away on Baillou Hill
Road.

According to police
reports, the establishment
was held up by a gunman
at 6.30am on Saturday.

The suspect threatened
the cashier and escaped
with approximately $1,300
in cash.

Police later that day,
acting on information they
received, arrested a 18-
year-old boy of Anderson
Street. .

In his possession, offi-
cers found a .38 pistol and
six unfired rounds of
ammunition.

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more than $800 seized

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

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
police made a drug arrest in East
Grand Bahama on Saturday that
resulted in the seizure of suspect-
ed marijuana and more than $800
cash.

Chief Superintendent of Police
Basil Rahming said a 22-year-old
resident of Murphy Town, Abaco,
was taken into custody sometime
after Spm near the settlement of
Freetown.

According to reports, officers
of the Eastern Division were on
mobile patrol around 5.20pm on

i. the Grand Bahama Highway

when they pulled over a white
Buick Century in the vicinity of
Freetown.

Mr Rahming said officers
stopped the vehicle because the

driver was acting suspiciously aft er
spotting the police cruiser.

While searching the vehicle, ‘a
plastic bag containing one half
pound of marijuana was retrievec/,
along with $830 cash, which is suss-
pected of being the proceeds frorn
the sale of dangerous drugs.

The driver was arrested and
taken into custody. He is expecteud
to be formally charged in the
Freeport Magistrate’s Court o12
Monday.

BREACH OF FISHERIES ACT’

THREE Abaco men were
arrested on Saturday after they
were allegedly caught with craw,-
fish and stone crab during the:
closed season.

Acting on information received,,
officers of the Eastern Division
pulled over a blue Hyundai
Accent car on the Grand Bahama.

Highway in the vicinity of South
Riding Point around 6.20pm Sat-
urday.

According to Supt Rahming,
the occupants were found in pos-
session of two Styrofoam coolers,
which were in the back trunk.

On inspecting the coolers, offi-
cers discovered 224 pounds of
freshly caught crawfish, along with

. six pounds of fresh stone crab

claws.

Mr Rahming said the crawfish
harvesting season does not open
until August 1 and the stone crab
season begins on October 1.

The three male residents of
Moores Island, Abaco, were
arrested and taken into custody
at the High Rock Police Station.
The seafood was confiscated.

Formal charges are expected to
be filed in the Freeport Magis-
trate’s Court on Monday against
the three.

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ecumenical
service of
thanksgiving

PRIME Minister
Hubert Ingraham and his
wife Dolores yesterday
afternoon attended the
ecumenical service of
thanksgiving for the 35th
anniversary of Indepen-
dence at the Sir Kendal
Isaacs Gym.

In his message, printed
in the service’s pro-
gramme, Prime Minister
Ingraham reflected on
the country’s 35 years of
Bahamian Independence.

“We are a talented, resourceful
and cultured people. During the
past 35 years we have drawn on
our talents, our resources and our
cultural strength to make institu-

tions and principles inherited from

colonial times, our own,” he said.
Inviting all Bahamians to join in
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tions, Mr Ingraham said that “all
our combined efforts have made
us a great little nation and a respon-
sible international member of the
international community.”

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A pastor’s call for the country

YESTERDAY, Bishop Arnold Josey —
policeman turned preacher — honoured the
press corps, which had harassed him for four
long years when he was the,police force’s
press liaison officer.

Many were the occasions when Officer
Josey, as he then was, was pestered by a
reporter, trying to meet his deadline, for
‘information about a criminal — information
that only Mr Josey could provide. Often Mr
Josey was wearing his pastor’s robes when
reporters were in search-of him. While he
was busy preaching to the saved, the reporter
was anxious to talk to him about the crimi-

nals. There was many a verbal tussle between
policeman-pastor and reporters over the
years, but we all survived, and much to his
credit, Bishop Josey never lost his cool.

His isa community church always encour-
sane his Elizabeth Estates parishioners to

live up to their full potential and finding
excuses to publicly honour them when they
do. -..
-Evety year his church celebrates the coun-

- try’s Independence in a special way by hon-

otiring those persons who are essential to the
smooth functioning of our community, but
are too often taken for granted and never
thanked.

Among them have been the teachers, nurs-
es, boat builders, taxi drivers, small business
men and women and garbage collectors, who
he prefers to call “sanitation technicians:”
Yesterday it was the press — the Fourth
Estate.

Amidatt this historic and timeless
moment,” he told his parishioners yesterday,
“the world around us is shrouded in one great
big question mark.” And it was that big ques-
tion mark that took him around the world

touching on its trouble spots — war in Iraq -

sand. Afghanistan complicated by perceived

x ‘involvement of Iran, earthquakes, flooding

‘and death in China, the Tibetans and their
Dalai Lama, the flooding and tragedy in
Myanmar (Burma), the despair of Africa and
the need for someone to get President

: Mugabe to listen, the oil crisis — and so on it

Ww ent until he arrived back in the land of his

birth — “the greatest little country on earth.”

\ small, he recognised that it too is a
untry-with major problems.

He touched on the election court and the
need, when the final case has been settled, for
the “glaring defects in the system” to be
repaired before the next election.

He urged that work be started early on
the electoral boundaries to avoid the confu-
sion of the 2007 election. The question of
the Kennedy constituency and whether an
elected member of a political party be
allowed “arbitrarily to decide only weeks lat-
er that he isn’t really what he said he was.”
He felt that the people who elected him
should have a say in the MP’s decision.

And, of course, being a former police offi-
cer, he had much to say about crime. He was
disappointed in how government has dealt
with crime. He said that in January Prime
Minister Ingraham had said that his govern-
ment “commits to ensuring that our laws are
vigorously enforced, modernised and
strengthened where necessary.” Bishop Josey
said that Bahamians now wanted to hear per-
sonally from the Prime Minister as to what
they should do, “who must do what, and who
is doing what.”

He talked of the summons and warrant
system that has to be updated. He con-
demned a system where people with arrest
warrants can get their cars licensed, and trav-

. el and conduct business with impunity.

He said there are cases in policé stations,
especially traffic matters, that have languished
so long that they are now statute barred.

He suggested that persons who could help
expedite these matters were many justices
of the peace, senior retired police officers
who should be called back into service and
would be happy to continue serving their
country.

“Let’s get the community courts going
right away — one in the East, one in the
South, and one in the Southwest,” he said,
offering to volunteer himself “to get the ball
rolling.”

He dealt with coroner’s courts, the magis-
trate’s courts, school policing, and many oth-
er issues.

The big question mark: How is this country
to be saved? And the answer in the mind of a
former police officer is to uphold and enforce
the laws. “If-ye be willing and obedient ye
shall eat of the good of the land,” he con-
cluded, quoting from the Bible.

If not — then just look around and see, on
the eve of her thirty-fifth birthday, the

_ depraved state to which this disobedience
has brought our beloved Bahamas — and |

the downward path on which it will continue

unless Bahamians are prepared to turn. it -

around.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THANK you for space in
youlr invaluable column. Please
allow these comments to be
expressed concerning an article
written on page two of The Tri-
buine’s Monday, June 23, 2008
ediition under the storyline:
“Hopes of joint ventures with
Bahamians and _ foreign
investors in light of EPA”.
Declarant here is that the
reporter did an excellent job
however; the contents of the
starry itself were a bit disturb-
ings.

‘The article in question her-
alcis the Minister of State for
Fimance’s announcement that
Bathamians will be able to col-
labborate with foreign investors

through the Economic Partner- _

shiip Agreement (“EPA”) due
to a “most significant change”
thiat will be made to this coun-
try’s National Investment Poli-
cy (“NIP”).

Additionally, these changes
to the NIP would apparently
complement industries in The
Bahamas that would be opened
to foreign participation but only
if the outside investor agreed
to “join hands” with a Bahami-
ar.

Strangely, the Minister failed
to mention that the NIP is only
a ‘policy and not a statute and is
therefore predisposed to the
whims of the Government.

Further, it is asserted that if
-this Government was serious
atoout Bahamian participation
im any particular sector or ser-

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vices, they would have kept the
sector or services for Bahamians
only, and they would have
implement legislation to sup-
port this position.

This article, which got pro-

gressively worse, went on to
state that “The government has
yet to release the full offer being
made to the European Union
by The Bahamas in terms of the
liberalisation of its services
industries”.

A further ominous statement
that was made by the Minister
was that a list showing the sec-
tors or services to be offered to
the European Union “should”
be made public by the end of

. June.

In some instances, one can
tolerate the vagaries of govern-
ment actions, as they attempt
to sell their views to the public.
However, nothing can be so
vexing as to see members of this
Government casually inform its
citizens about a life changing
and possibly irrevocable trans-
action.

This Treaty is far too impor-
tant to be treated with docility,
the way our leaders are treating

it.

Additionally, it is sad to see
that two other influential pil-
lars in this society, the Opposi-
tion and the Church, have failed

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to address this matter properly
or in a timely manner to the
country.

Unfortunately, they have
buried their heads in the sand
concerning this Treaty.

Even the special interest
groups that oppose the EPA in
some form or fashion have not
fostered well in presenting the
most crucial issues from their
platform.

It is just absurd that the
Opposition and the Church are
allowing the Government to
expose only portions of a docu-
ment of such significance to
only a select group of individu-
als, over such a short space of
time.

It is a firm belief that the
process that the government is

-using to sell their position to

the public about the EPA is
egregious to say the least.

The hands that hold the cards
to this country’s future is being
kept too close to the chest by a
small group of persons and
nobody has the political will to
oppose this position.

‘Even as a person who has
pro-treaty views, J.am a firm
believer in public education;
and it is evident that a contract
such as the EPA should not be
entered into without absolute
dialogue with the common man
because only the common man
will have to pay the price.

DWAYNE J HANNA
Nassau,
June 23, 2008.

Article on education contained
misleading, ill-advised statements

I{DITOR, The Tribune.

Mr Adrian Gibson’s article,
‘“‘Our Educational System is
an inadequate Sham”, was
rad with meticulous interest.
WVhile he presented a number
of salient and relevant points,
hie has made some misleading,
ill-advised and inaccurate
statements.

First, the national grade of |

“D’ in both the BGCSE and
I3JC is an acceptable and



expected academic outcome:
the point is that the ‘D’ grade
represents the average grade
on a scale of A to G.

If we want to improve the

_national results by a letter

grade, that is, from D to C,

then we must change our.

philosophical approach to the
examinations by allowing only
the best students to sit the
examinations.

Secondly, not to advance
students to the next grade lev-
el unless they earn a 2.00 or
better GPA is an ambitious
ideal but a highly unrealistic
one at this time.

The Ministry of Education
does not have the resources

-to implement such a policy.

Thirdly, although Mr Gib-
son commented on the lack of
parent support in the schools,
he should have made this the
crux of the whole matter. The
parents are the primary rea-

mance, not Minister Carl
Bethel and the Ministry of
Education or the curriculum.
By the way, the essential dif-
ference between the private
and public schools is that the
parents in the former make
things happen.

Fourthly, considering the
fact: that our country is
plagued with a myriad of
social-ills, it’s a wonder we
have 50 per cent of the stu-
dents with high school diplo-
mas.

Thanks be unto God for the
hard working and caring Min-
istry Officials, school admin-
istrators, teachers, parents and
students who are responsible
for the academic success sto-
ries throughout our Peau
Bahama land.

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Many BPSU members are ‘disgruntled
with leadership and ready for change’

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



MANY members of the Bahamas Public
Service Union are "disgruntled" with its lead-
ership and are ready for a change, three can-
didates set to run in the union's September
elections claimed yesterday.

With the stated aims of better representing
members, bringing "greater transparency",
consultation and "fiscal prudence" to the
union, the three candidates officially
announced their intentions on Friday.

Mike Stubbs, a Chief Climatological Offi- —

cer at the Department of Meteorology, Sloan
Smith, a senior immigration officer, and Derek
Ferguson, a Stores and Purchasing Supervisor
in the Industrial Tribunal, will run for the
positions of President, Vice President and
Secretary-General of the BPSU in September.

Mr Stubbs told The Tribune that “by all
means" the contest, in which incumbent Pres-
ident John Pinder has already declared his
intention to vie for a third term as president,
should be a hot one.

While declaring that they appreciate what
Mr Pinder has achieved for the union during
his almost six years in office, Mr Smith said the

union needs new vision and direction.

Canvassing government offices over the -

last three weeks, Mr Stubbs claimed the team
has been confronted by members who showed
"a high degree of dissatisfaction" with the
current leadership.

"(It went) to the extent that people went to
the level of using some profanity to express
their disgust" with the top team, he claimed.

A particular concern expressed, alleged
Mr Smith, is that "there may be a political
force behind certain of our.(union) leaders."

"I think Mr Pinder has shown himself to be
partisan towards a political party. But when it
comes to the union, in order to be objective,
and to be fair to the members, you can't just
say it, you've got to appear to be that way."

One of the major issues the team hopes to
address if elected is the viability of the union's
medical plan, which is currently not accepted
by Doctor's Hospital and other individual
doctors after members' bills allegedly went
unpaid.

The malfunctioning plan is a "very major
concern" for a number of members, said Mr
Stubbs, an executive vice president of the
union from 2002 to 2005.

"A lot of our. members who have now
retired they don't want to see it fall apart

because it's very difficult for them to get med-
ical coverage."

Meanwhile, "timely" financial reports,
access to all such reports by all members, a
"code of ethics" for executive members, open
dialogue by the executive team with shop
stewards, a vote from members on any union
investment over a certain value and an "up-to-
date website" are other plans the team have in
the pipeline, they claim.

Mr Smith said that a $10 increase in mem-.
bership dues instituted around 18 months ago,
from $15 to $25 a month, although making
the union "viable" again after a period where
it was faltering financially, left unadddressed
the root cause of the organisation's problems.

"Tt makes it look like it's profitable now but
what it says is, you've not effectively dealt
with the proper management of what you
have — that has to change within the union.
The people are investing their money, they
have a right to have sound business practices
going on within the union and that is why we
are here."

A "people's investment" by the union ina
rental apartment complex has not yielded the
returns it could have, pointed out two of the
candidates, as it has been in a dilapidated and
vacant state for around five years.



‘Bus fares need to double’

@ By REUBEN SHEARER
and CAPUCINE DAYEN

THERE needs to be drastic
increase in fares for buses in New
Providence, drivers and the pres-
ident of the Public Transporta-
tion Association Bahamas
(PTAB), Reuben Rahming said
at a press conference yesterday.

“Bus fares need to double. The
point is not to rape Bahamians
of their money,” Mr Rahming
explained. “We only want the
industry employees to be com-
pensated, due to the rise of cost in
fuel that has negatively impact-
ed our finances.”

PTAB is calling on govern-
ment to consider a proposal sub-
mitted on November 16, 2005,
regarding the financial challenges
facing the transportation indus-
try. Mr Rahming and the drivers
are disappointed that no “formal
discussions” have been arranged
to date to formulate a compro-
mise providing the increase in bus
fares.

It was revealed that 60 per cent
of the revenues from buses go:
straight to purchasing fuel,.and
“that is without expenses,” he
said. “The industry is collaps-

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In a survey conducted by The
Tribune team, bus drivers say that
on average they pay around $130
a day to fill their tanks with
diesel. Prices are $6.31 a gallon
for diesel at most gas stations, it
was confirmed; and many say that
after paying this much at the
pump, they can merely muster
$80 on a good day.

One bus driver observed that
this is the first time in the nation’s
history that diesel has been more
than gas. He remembers when it
was $3 ten years ago.

As part of a comprehensive
proposal, the PTAB is also asking
government to be given latitude
with a maximum and minimum
fare. “We don’t want to lose
our short drive riders,” he said, “it
would be unfair that they pay $2
for their ride.”

Mr Rahming said that the pro-

posal would also allow bus pas-
sengers who need a bus transfer
to pay at least 10 per cent less on
their second ride.

He said that the current fare of
50, cents. for Senior. Citizens

should. be “revisited” as he:
believes that they.should pay, the.:
“normal” fee like everyone else.,

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“Although we love providing
good service to them, it is unfair
that the PTAB has to compro-
mise for a certain class of citi-
zens,” he explained.

Drivers say that “politicians
are behind the desk but we are
the ones who face the public. We
are the ones to see them,” he
said. “We deserve much more
than we get, we are the ones who
deal with this on a daily basis.”

Speaking to The Tribune, |
Lawrence Thurston, a driver for







comments, stating that the fare
should be the same for everyone
“across the board.”

He explained that all of his
money goes to Diesel. “I can’t
even spend a normal $200 on gro-
cery like everyone else,” he
said. “I can only spend $100 and I
don’t have anything left.”

- President Rahming thanked
outgoing Transport Minister Ear-
le Deveaux for his service on
behalf of the PTAB, and com-
mended him on his new post in
charge of the environment. He

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Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute graduates celebrate their success

GRADUATES of the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) celebrated their success at
Bahamas Faith Ministries with over
1,000 teachers, relatives and friends.

Senior vice president of the plan-
ning, development, instructional and
effectiveness department at Daytona
State College, Dr Charles Carroll, con-

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gratulated the 205 graduates for their
educational achievement despite life's
difficulties.

He said: "You've juggled exams,
families, jobs and challenges to be here
today. This diploma represents a lot of
hard work and sacrifice."

Dr Carroll encouraged the gradu-
ates to look inward for the qualities of

character integrity, courage and a con-
tinued desire to learn. The Minister of
youth and sports Bryan Woodside also
advised graduates on how their choic-
es from now on will determine who
they become. He said: "You are at an
amazing moment in your life today.
"I am not here to tell you what the
purpose is in your life, but I want to

share some of the excitement I feel
about this awesome journey that life
will represent for you even amidst the
whirlwinds.

"IT want to give you some encour-
agement that can help you make cer-
tain choices."

He encouraged the graduates to live
fully, seize opportunities, be daring

and above all, keep ahead of the game.

Eric Taylor, representing the 2008
BTVI graduating class, challenged his
fellow graduates to dream big, aim for
the stars, set goals and commit to a life
of continuous learning. He was pre-
sented with the Manager's Award and
inducted to The National Technical
Honour Society.

Ragged Island residents frustrated
in their bid for harbour channel



CALLS from Ragged Island residents
for a much-needed harbour channel have
again fallen on deaf ears, it emerged last
night.

Islanders say the channel would revitalise
the economy by attracting passing yachts-
men from the United States.

However, the best they can expect in the
foreseeable future is a new dock at Gun
Point, where the government intends to
establish a Defence Force base.

Island spokesman Myron Lockhart-Bain
told The Tribune last night that the dock
project had been revealed during a meeting
between local MP Larry Cartwright and
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

An improved road linking the main set-
tlement, Duncan Town, with Gun Point at
the northern tip of the island will also be

built to replace the rough track in place at _

present.

“Something is better than nothing,” said
Mr Lockhart-Bain, “and it will enable the
mailboat to unload.straight on to a dock.

“But people here are disappointed
because we have been waiting for a new
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Dock project revealed during talks
between local MP and Ingraham

“We have been told repeatedly that
European Union money was available for
the channel, which would enable passing
yachtsmen to come right in here.”

Residents feel a channel would enable
Ragged Island’s 68-strong population to
cash in on, the tourist trade by providing
meals and refreshments for visitors.

As things stand, most yachts pass ‘by on
their way to the Caribbean, leaving Ragged

Island in what residents feel is deepening

isolation.
“It sounds like the decision has been
made and that it’s. final, ” said Mr Lock-

hart-Bain.

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and other consultation procedures enjoyed
by larger islands. They feel their low voting
strength has made their community “The
Cinderella Isle” of the Bahamas.

“They are going to fix the road going out
to Gun Point, but none of this will help us to
diversify the economy here, which is what
we want most of all,” said Mr Lockhart-
Bain.

Residents have also called for a third
teacher at the istand school.

This, they claim, would enable students to
stay on the island for an extra two years
before being forced to seek secondary
schooling in Nassau.

There are real fears that life on Ragged
Island could become “untenable” unless
crucial matters like the school and channel
are addressed.

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FIREFIGHTERS worked frantically Saturday to extinguish
a blaze at a small shopping centre opposite Success Training Col-
lege on Bernard Road.

Four business were affected — Island Delite Cafe, L & L
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community activist Rodney Mon-

cur said in a press statement.

“The curse of lawlessness, gang- :
sterism, mayhem and unrestrained :
violent criminality is spreading :
more and more in our beloved
country as murder, attempted mur- :
der and other violent crimes con- :
tinue to escalate with each pass- :

ing day.”

Mr Moncur said that the }
Bahamas is “now.almost paralysed :
by fear brought on by uncontrolled ;
violence over the recent weeks, :

months and years.”

“There is now a real threat that :
the peaceful life that has been a :
hallmark of Bahamian culture for :
generations is about to be:
destroyed because convicted mur- :
derers are no longer hanged and :
persons charged with murder are :
all granted bail. The laws dealing :
with punishment for murder have :
been diluted and de-fanged,” he :

said.

took over these islands.”

History shows that Sir Woodes }
Rodgers, the first Royal Gover- :
nor, with a forceful hand, caught as :
many of these pirates as he could
and had them tried promptly and !
hanged without delay. In that way,
the fear of the law was reintro- }
duced, the rule of law was re-estab-
lished and peace, security and }
prosperity were restored to these :
islands and were sustained from :

then until recently.

_ “A few days ago,” said Mr Mon- :
cur, “we the sovereign people of :
Fox Hill were shocked to hear the :
Attorney General of The Bahamas :
give an explanation as to why the :
Government cannot restore the :

Rule of Law.”

Mr Moncur said that in Fox :
Hill her argument had been reject- :
ed. As the people saw it the judi- :
ciary, in giving reasons why per- :
sons were being released on bail, :
were making their own rules and in :
so doing had “emasculated the :
Government, reduced Parliament }
to a non-entity, made us all subject :
to their anti-social opinions and :
have made us all victims of mur- :
derers who are allowed to run free :

throughout this country.

“This is not acceptable,” he said. :

“The free and sovereign people :
of Fox Hill in particular, and of :
The Bahamas in general,” said Mr :
Moncur, “will entertain no argu- }
ment and no explanation as to why :
the Rule of Law cannot be :
restored and maintained in the }
Bahamas. For us to entertain such :
arguments is for us to commit }

national suicide.”

He said the primary function of :
‘Government is to establish and :
maintain an environment where }
the Rule of Law reigns supreme :
and is unchallenged. “This is what :
Woodes Rodgers did several cen- :
turies ago; and this is what is need- :

ed once again today,” he said.

Clearly, if the Attorney Gener- }
al’s arguments are accepted, then :
the Bahamian people must come ;
to the painful conclusion that Gov- }
ernment has failed miserably and :
there is need therefore to look for }
anew cohort of leaders who, being :
neither hobbled by the legal mis- :
interpretations of non-elected :
judges, nor compromised by their‘:
own opposition to capital punish- ;
ment, will restore and re-establish :
law, order and security in this our :

beloved country.”

Mr Moncur said that the peo-;
ple of Fox Hill believe that “this: |
curse of lawlessness is a complex: |
social phenomenon, the solution }
to which requires an integrated :
approach, embracing strengthening :
of the police force; enlightening :
the citizenry at large in areas such :
as anger management and conflict :
resolution; youth mentoring; :
expansion of educational and eco- :

nomic opportunities and so on.

“Further,” he said, “we believe :
that the core, the axis, of this inte- :
grated approach must be the instill- :
ing in the hearts of all Bahamians, :
young and old, rich and poor, a :
fear of the law that punishes all :
convicted murderers by hanging :
and that denies bail to those who }

are charged with murder. ”



“We reflect that at another time :
in the history of The Bahamas, :
there was a similar break-down in :
law and order, when the pirates of :
the 17th century, ‘filled with plun- :
dering zeal’, as the late composer, :
Timothy Gibson described them, ;

Businessman donates $5,000

to ‘Help Build the Bridge’

HAROLD “Sonny”
Waugh, one of Grand
Bahama’s best known busi-
nessmen put his money where
his mouth is and donated
$5,000 to “Help Build the
Bridge” fund for the Lucayan
National Park.

“Sonny”, as he is affection-
ately known in Grand
Bahama, “is not only a com-
munity builder, but also an
activist who always steps to
the plate to take the right
action to assist Grand Bahama
and its citizens,” said a
Bahamas National Trust
spokesman. He lives his life
by the Rotary motto, “Service
Above Self.”

Mr Waugh, a long time sup-
porter of The Bahamas
National Trust, generously
donated $5,000 in-support of
the “Help Build the Bridge”
fund, which means he will
have his family name stamped
on eight planks.

Damage

“The bridge is being rebuilt
after years of wear and tear
and hurricane damage,” said
Karin Sanchez of the Grand
Bahama Regional Branch of
the Bahamas National Trust.
She noted “This bridge cam-
paign is just the first step in
the complete renovation of
the Park, which once fully
completed will feature not
only a new bridge but a wel-
come centre for guests,
improved parking, and other

amenities worthy of a Nation-

al Park.”

When asked about his rea- .

sons for this very generous
donation, Mr. Waugh replied
that he had been involved as
the initial chairperson of the
Bahamas National Trust when
the branch was established by
the late Basil Kelly, president
of the BNT in Nassau.”

He added, “I have a rather

long and intense history with
the Trust, it was a great fight
to get the Trust on Grand
Bahama. I shudder to think
of the number of meetings I
attended with the Port
Authority and the government
when we wanted to make
Peterson Cay a national park.

“Tt was at a time when the
fragile nature of the environ-
ment was just being recog-
nized and I knew that this was
a big thing which we needed
to do. Closing the caves was a
fight, but at that point it need-
ed to be done to protect its
fragile ecosystem.”

Tenacious

Sonny Waugh is a tenacious
man who has a special place in
his heart for his country and

its beauty. Mr. Waugh, a Nas- |

sau native, came to Freeport
in 1956. At that time, he estab-
lished West End Yacht Haven
and Service Centre and was
the ESSO distributor for
Grand Bahama.

He married and he and his
late wife, Alice, had four chil-
dren — Gregg who lives in
South Carolina, and Godfrey,
Brian and daughter Lee, all
of whom live in Grand
Bahama.

It is his vision that all school
children need to be better
educated as to the environ-

‘ment and it is his hope that

his $5,000 donation will help
towards the development of
the Lucayan National Park as
a tourist destination on Grand
Bahama.

Mr. Waugh challenges all
businesses in The Bahamas to
make a donation or match his
donation.

He believes strongly that if
the community works togeth-
er, good things happen. The
Trust is building an environ-
mentally sound bridge, in
compliance with the standards

_ Norma Catherin Albury
January 22nd, 1944 - June 2nd, 2008.

Norma passed away on Monday June 2nd,
2008 and following a church service at Epworth
Methodist Church, she was laid to rest in the Cemetery

| at Cherokee Sound.

Norma is survived by. her husband, Bernard

‘Albury, daughter,

Carol Sweeting,

sons, Colin }

Albury and Todd Albury, son-in-law Blaine Sweeting,
daughter-in-law Heather Albury, sister, Eleanor

Jorgensen,

brother-in-law, Michael
sister-in-law, Sherry Albury, Aunt,

Jorgensen,
Una Sawyer,

grandchildren, Lauren and TJ Albury, Elizabeth and
Dylan Sweeting and many other relatives and friends.

Gone, but never to be forgotten a those sbi

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Albany environmental

manager acquires
_ CIWEM Chartered

FROM page one

He said: "What we are aware
of is that there are young girls who
have liaisons with adult men, and
where it is brought to our atten-
tion we deal with it, but we do not
know that this is a rampant situa-
tion in all the schools."

Mr Hanna said there will be
an investigation into the claims.

The Tribune's school girl
source explained that going out
with older men is widely accepted,
and even encouraged in the com-
munity.

"Some of the girls are still in
primary school, and their parents
either do not know what they are

Child prostitution claim

doing or they encourage their chil-
dren to do it so they will bring
things home.

"And that is starting from
grade four. It's the environment
they grow up in."

The girl claims that some
teachers are involved in the illicit
sex trade, which has become so
common girls will perform sexual
favours for a $5 lunch snack.

Youth worker Carlos Reid said
he is well aware of this emerging
trend of child prostitution in the
Bahamas and is working with

how damaging it is.

He said: "More and more of
these girls are involved in this anti- :
social lifestyle and they want to :

get paid.

"They learn how to get things :
by laying down and letting fellas :
have their way. It's easy money

as far as they're concerned."

Mr Reid said the girls are influ- 2

enced by older women, such as
their mothers, aunts, sisters and
cousins who they will see with a
variety of men.

"We are on the verge of social
collapse," he said.

"Our young girls are off the 2

young people to help them realise —_ chain."



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Manager of the $1.3 billion Albany community on
New Providence, is one of the first Bahamian
women to acquire certification as a Chartered
Scientist by the Chartered Institution of Water
and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Ms Newbold is one of only six Bahamians to
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“This certification is an indication of Rochelle’s

drive and dedication to the environment and we
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managing partner.

“Rochelle is highly respected and joins an
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unfortunately no complete statis-
tical data on breast cancer in the
Bahamas. Therefore, it cannot be
accurately determined how many
women suffer from the disease
and if that number has increased
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said.

These numbers alone, Dr Lunn
said, suggest that Bahamian
women are very susceptible to
breast cancer.

“It’s very distressing,” he said.

Dr Lunn said that further ran-
dom testing led to even more
alarming discoveries.

Of 24 women who were ran-
domly tested for the breast cancer
gene, 12 were carriers.and two of
those had very unique mutations
of the gene.

- Dr Lunn explained that there
are approximately 700 mutations
of the gene, and that two specific
ones can be found in the
Bahamas.

One of the forms of mutation
which is found in the Bahamas, is
also seen in West African women,
the other mutation form seems
to be unique to the Bahamas, Dr
Lunn said.

According to the United States’
National Breast Cancer Founda-
tion most inherited cases of breast
cancer.are associated with two
genes, the BRCA1, which stands

for breast cancer gene one, and
BRCA2, or breast cancer gene
two.

“The function of these genes
is to keep breast cells growing
normally and to prevent any can-
cer cell growth. But when these
genes contain abnormalities, or
mutations, they are associated
with an increased breast_cancer
risk,” the foundation said.

Dr Lunn said that women who
have a family history of breast
cancer could be likely candidates
for carrying the breast cancer
gene.

Those diagnosed with having.
the breast cancer gene, he said,
usually follow one of two paths.

Some women decide to surgi-
cally remove both their breasts
as a preventive measure, while
others choose to take the less
drastic route of routinely getting
tested and carefully monitoring
their bodies for any signs of breast
cancer.

Women with the breast cancer
gene are 15 times more likely to
get the disease, he said.

“It’s a terrible diagnosis,” Dr
Lunn said.

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LOCAL NEWS .

THE COW is raised from the well it was trapped in.

ANIMAL IS

RESCUED



FROM WELL

BHS, police
take the cow
by the horns

THE Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety and police were mobilised on
the weekend to rescue a cow
which had fallen down a well.

Debbie Russell of Coral Har-
bour contacted the Bahamas
Humane Society (BHS) on Sat-
urday to report a cow in her
neighbor’s well.

She told the BHS officers that
the cow had fallen in the open
well pit-in the morning and that
she had unsuccessfully attempted
to reach government rescue agen-

cies for assistance in removing the .

animal.

BHS Inspector Carl Thurston
was dispatched to the scene.

Upon arriving there he met
police officers from the Cable
Béach police ‘station, who. had
failed in their attempts to locate
the owner of the.cow: i

BHS executive director

Stephen Turnquest arrived on the

scene at 12.45pm and was told by
Ms Russell that they had contact-
ed everyone for assistance and
only the police officers showed
up. -

Mr Turnquest then contacted
every heavy equipment operator
in the Coral Harbour and
Carmichael Road area for assis-
tance, but none were available.
While checking for tow trucks or
backhoe drivers in the Adelaide
Road area, Mr Turnquest came
across Arlington Sherman and his
wife, who were on their way to
clean up their property.

Mr Turnquest explained to Mr |

Sherman the dilemma of the cow
and the need to use his equipment
in order to rescue the animal.
The group of rescuers then tied
a rope around the cow’s horns

and fastened it to the tractor’s’

bucket.
Mr Miller and Inspector

Thurston guided the cow’s head
and Mr Turnquest and a neigh-
bour used two pieces of wood
under the cow’s hip and together
they got the animal out of the
well.

After the cow had been heaved
up out of the well, BHS officers
removed the rope from its horns.

“The cow went on it’s way, a
little bruised but very thankful to
be out of that well,” the BHS said
yesterday in a press statement.

Mr Turnquest said the
Bahamas Humane Society wants

to send a warning to persons who’

let their livestock go astray and
who leave open well pits on their

- properties.
“Both of these can endanger

the lives of humans and animals.
The BHS would like to say a spe-
cial thank you to Mr Arlington
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COLLEGE OF BAHAMAS FIRST DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: | | :
35 YEARS LATER: INDEPENDENCE and the BAHAMIAN PSYCHE

Foreigners, businessmen shaped
the Bahamas, says economist |



@ By LISA LAWLOR

Tribune Junior Reporter

THE business of the
Bahamas was long ago decid-
ed on by foreigners and local
businessmen, with no consid-
eration to the loss of culture,
as discussed at the College of
the Bahamas' first Distin-
guished Lecture on "35 Years
Later: Independence and the
Bahamian Psyche".

Economist Dr. Olivia Saun-
ders said that the "format" of
our current tourism model

was not crafted and deter-
mined by any premier or
prime minister of the country,
or even Stafford Sands", sup-
porting the popular view in a
2003 poll that the Bahamas
has "never been truly inde-
pendent (because) it relies on
the outside world to feed
itself.

"And we as a people have
given consent to (this tourism
model's) continuance and
deepening," Dr Saunders said.

In her opinion "we are a
sorry country if we can't imag-
ine doing anything but
tourism.

Others decided _ for
(Bahamians) what our busi-

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"We are ignoring our social
situation because we're stick-
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that we know," she said,

"resulting in the loss of our -

culture."

Dr Saunders noted that
promotion of our major
resorts is the tool currently
used to attract tourist busi-
ness, not "historical sites, not
cultural events, not purchas-
ing unique Bahamian prod-
ucts, not about getting to
know Bahamians." (See side-
bar).

"This explains why. our

policies tend to be directed -

towards how Bay Street looks
and its security more so than
the appearance and safety of
Grant's Town," Dr Saunders
said.
Furthermore, she said,
because of this focus on devel-
oping the tourism industry
rather than on developing the
betterment of the Bahamian

‘people, we face:

e Embarrassing illiteracy
andinnumeracy;

e Rise in chronic lifestyle
illnesses;

° Appalling disparities in
incomes;

e Overcrowded prisons;

e Disturbing rise in disaf-
fected Bahamians regretting
having returned home from
university or not returning
because our business is not
about them demonstrating
and applying their brilliance.

e Environmental degrada-
tion

In looking towards the next
35 years of independence,

"our task is to craft a business:

model for The Bahamas that
aims to bring together the
genius of Bahamians and res-
idents for the primary bene-
fit of Bahamians and resi-
dents," she said. -

Dr Saunders also denied
any input to what another pos-
sible "primary business" could
be, if it is no longer this

"exploitative" form of
tourism, but concluded that
"tourism is not about the peo-
ple of The Bahamas, or that
Bahamians are the primary
beneficiaries."

According to her "Bahami-.

ans do not have ownership of

._ their own business."

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THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008, PAGE 11



Press members

FROM page one

Bishop Josey said: “On behalf

of all Bahamians everywhere,

those who didn’t say it, or wouldn’t
say it, thank you. You are appre- :

ciated, but as priceless treasure,

though not always seen, your value

is never diminished.”

Receiving the corporate trophy

of an eagle — “soaring with eagles’

wings” being the motto of the :
Commonwealth Mission Baptist :
Church — were The Tribune and :
The Nassau Guardian. The two :
trophies were received on behalf of :
the two newspapers by Mrs Eileen :
Carron, CEO of Tribune Media :
Group and chairman of the joint :
operation between The Tribune ;

and Nassau Guardian.

Framed certificates of honour :
were also presented to media indi- :
viduals for their “sacrificial com- :
mitment and defence of democra- }
tic rights as a champion in the birth :

of our nation.”

Mrs Carron was presented with





Four murdered schoolboys finally laid to rest

LO’

by Design

FROM page one

Russell, Minister of National
Insurance and Housing and
Deputy-Speaker of the House
Kwasi Thompson attended the
funeral service, which was held at
liam.

Rev Peter Pinder, pastor of Mt
Zion Baptist Church, delivered a
powerful sermon in which he
expressed strong concern about
the crime situation in the
Bahamas.

He noted that the five missing .

boys’ tragedy was a tragic period
in the history of the country, espe-
cially on Grand Bahama.

On May 9, 2003, 12-year-old
Jake Grant was the first to disap-
pear. A week later, 11-year-old
Mackinson Colas disappeared on
May 16 while on an errand for his
mother.

On May 27, 13-year-old DeAn-

gelo McKenzie disappeared while
walking home from school. Two
months later, Junior Remy, 11,
also disappeared while walking
home from school on July 29.
Desmond Rolle, 14, left his part

time job as a packer in the food- |

store on September 28 and never
made it home.

After months of unsuccessful
searching and assistance from
international law enforcement
agencies, including Scotland Yard
and the FBI, the bodies ‘of the
four boys were later discovered
in a remote area in East Grand
Bahama.

Jake Grant’s body has never
been found.

Rev Pinder said the situation of
the missing boys ought to have
changed the country’s attitude
towards young children.

“We ought to change our atti-
tude at how we look at children
and how we treat children and



a certificate and thanked for the :
training of so many young Bahami-
an journalists by herself, her hus- :
band and staff and her father, the :
late Sir Etienne Dupuch. i
Also receiving the certificates of :
honour were Mr Carl Bethel and :
Edison (Ed) Bethel, Mr Calsey :
Johnson and Mrs Elva Russell- :
Rolle, representing the Nassau }
Broadcasting Corporation (ZNS). :
Mr Kenneth Francis, former pub-
lisher of The Nassau Guardian, }
was also honoured as was Mr Fred
Sturrup whose certificate was :
received by his wife. i
Also honoured, but not present :
to receive their certificates, were ;
Mr Charles Carter of Island FM, :
Mrs Athena Damianos, former }
Tribune news editor, and Mr Regi- :
nald Smith. :
After the church service those }
honoured joined church members :
for lunch. i



en care of”.

him.”

released.

FROM page one

former minister acted without the knowledge of sey
eral other government officials.

In other developments of the shuffle, former per-
manent secretary Anita Bernard is coming out of
retirement to be the new permanent secretary in
the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The Ministry of Works and Transport was until
recently led by Earl Deveaux, but is now headed by
former Tourism Minister Neko Grant.

The other changes in the permanent secretary
portfolios are as follows:

‘ e Creswell Sturrup is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Cabinet Office to be the per-
manent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and
Marine Resources.

e Ronald Thompson is moving.from the perma-
nent secretary’s post in the Office of the Prime Min-
ister to be the permanent secretary in the Ministry of
the Environment.

° Colin Higgs is moving from the permanent sec-
retary’s post in the Ministry of Public Works and
Transport to be the acting financial secretary in the
Ministry of Finance.

¢ Thelma Beneby is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Ministry of Maritime Affairs
and Labour to be permanent secretary in the Office
of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal
Affairs.

e Leila Greene is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Office of the Attorney General
and Ministry of Legal Affairs to be secretary to the
Governor-General at Government House.

e Dr Patricia Rodgers is moving from the perma-
nent secretary’s post in the Cabinet Office to be per-
manent secretary in the Office of the Deputy Prime
Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr Rodgers

Five suspected male prostitutes

detained and questioned
FROM page one :

\

that his cellular phone had been stolen.

When the officers arrived at the hotel they discovered the five men
in the room. Escorting them to a nearby police station, the men were
interviewed and it was discovered that neither of them was employed.

When asked if they engaged in male prostitution, one of the men is
alleged to have PeepOnges: that He did not need to “sell” as he was “tak-

Shortly after arriving at the stole a source within the department
informed The Tribune that a man from Freeport, Grand Bahama —
accompanied by another young man — arrived to claim the five boys.
This Freeport resident, was quoted as saying that the boys “worked for

‘As the matter over the stolen phone had been resolved, the men were

Permanent secretaries

was also permanent secretary in the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs under the previous PLP administration.
' e Archie Nairn is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Ministry of Tourism and Avi-
ation to be permanent secretary in the Ministry of
Youth Sports and Culture.

e Barbara Burrows is moving from the perma-
nent secretary’s post in the Ministry of Health and
Social Development to be permanent secretary in the

Ministry of Labour and Social Development

¢ Camille Johnson is moving from the permanent

secretary’s post in the Ministry of Housing and °

National Insurance to be permanent secretary in the
Ministry of Health.

e Coleen Nottage is moving from the permanent
secretary’s post in the Ministry of Agriculture and
Marine Resources to be permanent secretary in the
Cabinet Office.

¢ David Davis is moving from the post of Direc-
tor of Investments at the Bahamas Investment
Authority in the Office of the Prime Minister, to be
permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Min-
ister.

e Hyacinth Pratt is moving from the post of sec-

' retary to the Governor-General to be acting per-

manent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation.

¢ Melvyn Seymour is moving from the post of
under secretary in the Ministry of Housing and
National Insurance to be acting permanent secre-
tary in the Ministry of Housing.

e Joy Carey-Jibrilu is moving from the post of

_ Deputy Director of the Bahamas Investment Author-

ity in the Office of the Prime Minister to be Director
of Investments at the Bahamas Investment Author-

ity.

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what direction we are going to
take as a nation for the future of
children in this country,” he said.

Rev Pinder said the crime situ-
ation is out of control. He said
that neither the police nor any
government can solve the crime
problem.

“The increase of police officers
will not solve the problem, and
both the FNM and PLP govern-
ment have tried, but failed. Only
God can turn the situation around
and what we have to do is teach
the word of God to our children,”
he said.

Rev Glenroy Bethel, who
assisted the families in getting the

boys’ remains, said the deaths of
the five boys should not go in
vain.

He said the four families lived a
daily nightmare for five years and
can finally have closure.

“Five years ago, was a dark
time in the history of Grand
Bahama. It is my hope that these
boys did not die in vain. Their
deaths, tragic as they may be, hold
valuable lessons that we as par-
ents and members of the wider
community must all strive in our
daily lives to take an active role in
the lives of our children. Know
their friends, schedules, and spend
quality time with them,” he said.

The Grand Bahama Port
Authority took care of all funeral
cost for the four families.

Cordell Farrington has been
charged with the murders of four
schoolboys. Four minors charged
with manslaughter of Jake
Grant were discharged in Magis-
trate Court due to insufficient evi-
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1. TWYNAM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 117

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence

PROPERTY SIZE: 8,000 sq. ft.

LOCATION: Take Portland Bouievard east

of Super Value Food Store Prince Charles
Drive - south to the 2nd corner (Continental
Avenue) on the left. Continue around the
curve then take the 3rd corner on the left
(Tropical Avenue), Traveling north the property
is the 10th lot on the left or first property after
passing Tote Avenue.

APPRAISED VALUE: $302,000



2. SOUTH BEACH ESTATES SUBDIVISION

LOT NO. 1 Block 22 .
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Split Level
Residential Building with 3 Apts.
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,600 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Travel south along East Street
rom Bamboo Boulevard take 1st corner
on right - Bougainvillea Blvd. Heading west
on Bougainvillea Blvd. take the 2nd corner
on the right Madeira Avenue come to the
“T” junction and turn left onto Oxford Drive.
Property is 3rd house on the right at the
western corner of Serville Drive and Oxford
Avenue. ,

APPRAISED VALUE: $397,000

3, BEL-AIR ESTATES, CARMICHAEL ROAD



LOT NO. 259

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence :

PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.

LOCATION: East on Carmichael Road from
Faith Avenue take the 4th corner on the right
(Turtle Drive) property is 4th lot on right.
APPRAISED VALUE: $186,000

4. GOLDEN GATES ESTATES il
LOT NO. 1372
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 4 Bed / 2 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: From the junction of Carmichael
Road and Cedar Way (corner opposite BFM)
travel south to the T-Junction, turn right
onto Golden Gates Straight, then take the

wsn.wfitst corner right onto Comet Terrace. The

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property 3rd lot or the 2nd house on the right,
yellow with white trim.
APPRAISED VALUE: $224,000

5. BRICEVILLE SUBDIVISION, PINE BARREN
ROAD
LOT OF LAND
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Five Unit
Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 10,200 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Heading west along Prince
Charles from Fox Hill Road take the third
corner on the left (Pine Barren Road). Travel
west along Pine Barren Road take the second
corner on the left (Ceira Close) then take the
second corner on the right. Subject building
is at the dead end on the right painted white.
APPRAISED VALUE: $292,000

§. PINEWOOD GARDENS SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1467
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Triplex Apartment, 2 - 1 bed/bath; 1-2 bed
/bath;
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Enter Pinewood Gardens from
South Beach Police Station - drive East
to Thatch Palm Avenue, take first right off
Thatch Palm, the property is second building
on right hand side fenced in.
APPRAISED VALUE: $145,000

1. GARDEN HILLS ESTATES
LOT NO. 1021

PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 7,024 sq. ft. -

LOCATICN: Travel west on Independence
Highway, exiting at British American, turn

left and travel south to the top of the hill at the
T-junction, turn left and travel East to the end
of this road which is a T-Junction; at the
T-Junction turn left (north) and the subject lot
is first left on the southern corner.
APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000

2. CHIPPINGHAM
LOT NO. 106
PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 5,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Western side of Providence
Avenue (opposite house No. 45)
APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000








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‘PROPERTY SIZE: 10,000 sq. ft.

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- LOCATION: Eastern Side of Faith Avenue

12. ROCKY PINE ROAD

























LOT NO. 10 Block 47
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Commercial
Development

PROPERTY SIZE: 10,062 sq. ft.

LOCATION: Travel west on Wulff Road from
Pinedale Street take the first left onto Minnie
Street. The subject property is on the eastern
side of Minnie Street about 1,050 ft. south of
Homestead Avenue. (liquor Store erected on
property).

APPRAISED VALUE: $137,000


















LOT NO. 9 Block 47
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Commercial
Development





LOCATION: Travel west on Wulff Road from
Pinedale Street take the first: left onto Minnie
Street. The subject property is on the eastern
side of Minnie Street about 1,000 ft. south of
Homestead Avenue.

APPRAISED VALUE: $115,000








LOT NO. 65
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Townhouse
Unit One *
FLOOR AREA: 1,215 sq. ft.






passed Texaco Gas Station and 100 feet
south of Hamster Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $154,000




LOT NO. 149
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 3 bed / 1 bath

PROPERTY SIZE: 5,701 sq. ft.

Location: Traveling north along the main
entrance to Pastel Gardens from Marshall
Road, come to the four-way junction and
continue to head north onto Lemon Street.
The subject property is the 11th house on the
left painted white with yellow boxing and light
brown asphalt shingled roof.
APPRAISED VALUE: $142,000










LOT NO. 17

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Residence, 2 beds /1 bath

PROPERTY SIZE: 6,375 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North side of Quarry Mission
Road 500 ft West of Nassau Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $130,000








LOT NO. “A”
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Multi-Family
Duplex Apartment

PROPERTY SIZE: 7,288 sq.ft.

LOCATION: Travel West on Rocky Pine Road
off Carmichae! Road,

property is midway on the third corner on
the left.

APPRAISED VALUE: $275,000









VACANT LOTS

. CARMICHAEL ROAD & FAITH AVENUE

LOT OF LAND “A”

PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 4,651 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Southeast of Carmichael

Road and South West of Faith Avenue
South. —

APPRAISED VALUE: $72,000.00

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bery charges

A 27-year-old man of Robert’s Street was arraigned in Magis-
trate’s Court on armed robbery charges.

According to court dockets, Kenson Cyril Dean being concerned
with others on June 29, while armed with a handgun, robbed Ken-
tucky Fried Chicken of $9,777. It is also alleged that Dean being
concerned with others robbed Thia Robinson of $450 and an
assortment of jewellery valued at $500. It is also alleged that he con-

spired to commit armed robbery.

Dean who appeared before Magistrate Linda Virgill at Court 9,
Nassau Street, was not required to plead to the charge. He was
remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison and the case was adjourned to

July 9 for a'status hearing.

Teenager accused of unlawful sex

e A 15-year-old boy accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with
a girl, 7, was arraigned in Juvenile Court yesterday.

It is alleged that the Pinewood Gardens resident committed the
offense between January and June of this year. The accused plead-

ed not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of

$7,500. The case has been adjourned to October 16th.

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of buyers then prices come
down and vice versa. But what
could really be in shortage may
be serious, legitimate sellers.

A committed seller is will-
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FREEPORT — Two men
were arrested on Friday after
police discovered a container
filled with marijuana seeds at
a house in Fortune Bay.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said DEU officers executed a
search warrant on a house on
Blockade Drive, Fortune Bay,
around 11.45am.

During a search of the
premises, officers discovered
and seized one ounce of pack-
aged marijuana, along with a
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a By Sir Ronald Sanders

M: previous commen-
taries on Barack Oba-

‘ma’s candidature for the Presi-
dency of the United States have
made it clear that I am sceptical
about his winning. Iam now even
more sceptical despite his de fac-
to defeat of Hillary Clinton for
the nomination of the Democra-
lic Party.

This is not because I don’t
want him to win.

I firmly believe that his elec-
tion as US President could make

_ for a stronger America both with-
u its own borders and. in the
world.

For, if Obama wins it will be
because a majority of white peo-
pic joined black people in Amer-
icu to vote for him. And, this is a
ciucial point to remember. If all
thc black people in the US voted

or Obama, they alone could not
elect him. They are simply not
enough. He needs the votes of
the majority white people, and
not only the intellectuals and
wie stars, but a very large num-
ber of ordinary white men and
white women.

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mainstream America has matured
and overcome the prejudice and
bigotry that I knew when I went
to school there in Boston and
encountered black people who
had never socialised with whites,
and whites who would never
dream of socialising with blacks.
That would be a major step for-
ward in realising the dream of
Martin Luther King that “one day
on the red hills of Georgia, the
sons of former slaves and the sons
of former slave owners will be
able to sit down together at the
table of brotherhood”. —

It would be a wonderful devel-
opment in the US itself. Black
people would, at last, feel that
their citizenship is equal to white
people. White people would feel
that they had, at last, laid down
the heavy burden of slavery’s con-
sequences for, in helping to elect
Obama, they would have demon-









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_ Strated their acceptance of black

people as their equal with the
entitlement to lead a country in
whose development black people
played as significant a role as
whites.

Such an America — as long as
there is no triumphalism by black
people that “it is our time now” —
would be stronger as a nation
than at any time in its history. In
turn, it would be an America that
the rest of the world — Christian,

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Muslim, Hindu or Jew — would
be compelled to respect.

If Obama remains true to the
promise that he has offered not
only to the American people, but
to the people of the world who
cheer for him every day, then
America could oversee a new age
of enlightenment where dialogue
with a perceived enemy could
avert war and carnage, and where
reasonableness and responsibility
would replace chauvinism and
coercion.

But, the task is not easy, and it
is by no means a foregone con-
clusion. Regular viewers of the
political talk shows on the world
wide US TV networks, CNN and
Fox, would be familiar with the
contributions of Lanny Davis. He
is a self-confessed supporter of
Hillary Clinton and was, in addi-
tion to being a White House
Counsel, Bill Clinton’s defence

attorney in the Monica Lewinski °

debacle. What he says should not

be dismissed lightly.

I should admit here that I
know Davis having worked with
him in the past. The fact that I
know him personally does not
make me a disciple of his views,
but it causes me to take what he
says seriously.

In a recent communication,
drawing attention to the daily
Gallup tracking poll which in the
first days of July showed Obama
with a small lead over the Repub-
lican candidate John McCain of
47 per cent to 42 per cent, Davis
makes the point that “this is the
first time that Obama has a lead
over McCain beyond the margin

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biggest margin he has enjoyed
was in the first week of June,
where he went up +7 per cent,
right after Hillary Clinton
endorsed him”.

He goes on to say: “What is
pretty clear, however, is that Oba-
ma leads McCain as of now
nationally by a relatively small
margin — and about the same
margin that John Kerry led
George Bush in June of 2004”.
And, we all know despite his lead
Kerry lost to Bush.

This Obama lead over McCain

"should be bigger. After all, as

Davis indicates, Obama’s narrow
lead comes at a time when all the

_ bad news is on the McCain side of

the political equation. These
include: “Bush's below 30 per
cent approval ratings, fuel prices
skyrocketing, and McCain him-
self conveying neither coherent

_themes nor projecting positively

in the daily TV sound bites”.
Davis also makes the point
that the historical pattern of elec-
tions shows that “in the closing
days, often literally the last week-
end, Republican moderate con-
servative undecided “leaners”
and Democratic social conserva-
tives who up to then have been
soft for the Democratic candidate

or undecided, break dispropor- -

tionately for the more conserva-
tive Republican candidate. While
they are not great in number, they,
can swing a close election, espe-

Martin ‘Luther King Jr

cially in the battleground states
(as they did in Ohio and Florida
in 2000 and 2004)”. Read all those
fancy descriptions as white people
with fears and prejudices.

To win, therefore, Obama has
to carry these voters. In Davis’
view, Hillary, as Obama’s run-
ning mate for the Vice Presiden-
cy, could swing it for him.

This seems an unlikely sce-
nario right now despite the
attempted show of unity by Oba-
ma and Hillary after the bruising.
contest they conducted for the
Democratic Party nomination.

, But, nothing is impossible in pol-

itics. Realities could still bring
Obama back to such a ticket how-
ever unpalatable it might now be.

If the Obama-Clinton ticket
does not happen, that old time
America may yet rouse itself from
its seeming stupor to reassert the
bigotry and prejudice that has so
long been integral to American
society.

If it does, then the Obama
dream will be over, and America -
and the world will be the poorer
for it.

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Delays and disputes on pact
allowing US to remain in Iraq

@ By ALISSA J. RUBIN
BAGHDAD

Declaring that there will not
be “another colonization of
Iraq,” the country’s foreign min-
ister raised the possibility
Wednesday that a full security
agreement with the United
States might not be reached this
year, and that if one was, it
would be short-term, according
to the New York Times News
Service.

American officials, speaking
anonymously because of the
delicate state of negotiations,
said they were no longer opti-
mistic that a complete security.
agreement could be reached by
the end of the year.

At a news conference in
Baghdad, the foreign minister,
Hoshyar Zebari, told reporters
that some headway had been
made, but that negotiators were
at loggerheads over issues like
the extent of Iraqi control over
American military operations
and the right of American sol-
diers to detain suspects without
the approval of Iraqi authori-
ties.

Negotiations are being com-
plicated by political currents in
both countries. Iraqi politicians,
facing elections scheduled for
the fall, do not want to be seen
as capitulating to the Untied
States. At the same time, they
are eager for some form of
agreement to prevent the rapid
departure of American forces.

In the United States, Presi-
dent Bush has been pushing
hard for a deal to be completed
by July 31. But congressional
Democrats are reluctant to sign
off on an agreement before the
presidential elections, while
Republicans are divided.

As a result, Iraqi politicians
say, the likelihood is that the
two sides will agree to an inter-
im pact that will extend the
presence of Aimériéan troops in
Iraq in:some mutually accept-
able form fora limited amount
of time. The security agreement,
sometimes referred to as a sta-
tus of forces agreement, is need-
ed to replace a U.N. mandate
that serves as the legal basis of
the American troop presence
and expires on Dec. 31.

“There is controversy here in
Iraq,” Zebari said. “We have
an election here; they have an
election there; it’s a political
matter.”

Noting that the United States
cannot stay in Iraq without legal
authorization, Zebari listed
three options: “Either we con-
clude a status of forces agree-
ment, or we have an interim
agreement until a SOFA can be
completed, or we go back to the
Security Council at the end of
the year and ask for another
extension.”

An interim agreement, he

said, could take the form of a
memorandum of understanding
and related documents, which
would be less extensive than a
formal security agreement.
They likely would be appended
to the document that Bush and
the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri
Kamal al-Maliki, signed last
year that laid out the principles
for the continuing relationship
between the two countries.

In the past, Iraqi policymak- °

ers have been emphatic about
avoiding a further extension of

the U.N. mandate, but some are
reconsidering that position.
Under that resolution, Iraq is
immune from liability lawsuits

stemming from the era of Sad-

dam Hussein, which could run
into the billions of dollars. A
spokeswoman for the Ameri-
can Embassy in Iraq said that
she could not elaborate on the
negotiations. “It’s too many
moving parts, positions are

changing too rapidly,” the.

spokeswoman, Mirembe Nan-
tongo, said. “It’s an ongoing
negotiation. We know where
we are in terms of Iraqi sover-
eignty. We don’t want anything
that will weaken or compromise
Iraqi sovereignty.”

Zebari said that on his recent
trip to the United States, in
addition to Bush, he had met
with the presumptive presiden-
tial nominees for both political

parties, Sen. John McCain, R- .

Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama,
D-Ill. He said that Obama had
asked him, “ ‘Why is the Iraqi
government in a rush, in a hur-
ry? This administration has only
a few more months in office.”

Zebari said he told Obama
that even a Democratic admin-
istration would be better off
having something “concrete in
front of them to take a hard
look at.”

Zebari also indicated that
even a full agreement would be
short. ““We are not talking about
50 years, 25 years or 10 years;
we are negotiating about one
or two years, so this is not going
to be another colonization of
Iraq,” he said.

Most Iraqi policymakers pre-
dict that the two sides will reach
an interim agreement, though
possibly one that will extend
longer than Zebari described.
“We are thinking there is no
benefit from signing a long-term
security agreement,” said Eman
al-Asadi, a member -of the
Islamic’'Supreme Council of
Iraq, aleading Shiite party. But
she added:that a memorandum
of understanding could be
extended to last as long as 10
years and include provisions for
a gradual drawdown of Ameri-
can troops.

Still, no one is giving up yet
on negotiating a larger agree-
ment, said Hassan Sinead, a
member of Dawa, Maliki’s par-
ty.

“Tf we can’t reach a final
agreement with the Americans
about the security agreement
by the end of this year, then we
have another choice: to attach a
protocol to the strategic frame-

work agreement that will

arrange the relationship
between the American forces
and the Iraqi government.”

At a practical level, changing
the form of the agreement will
not affect the American pres-
ence in Iraq in the short term.
There appears to be no discus-
sion of forcing American troops
to leave Iraq at the end of the
year. It is more a matter of find-
ing a form for an agreement
that is acceptable to all sides,
giving the American military
the practical authority it needs
to function in combat while let-
ting the Iraqis say they are not
locked into a lengthy agree-
ment.

Zebari’s remarks were his
most detailed public statements
about the negotiations with the

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A FIREFIGHTER stands watch as a brush fire burns out of control in the
Santa Ynez. Mountains near Goleta, Calif., on Saturday July 5; 2008.

that were dropping from the
sky, he said.

“We know fire officials don’t
have the manpower to secure
our properties,” Gafill said.
“Based on what we saw during
Katrina and other disasters, we
know we can only rely on our-
selves and our neighbors.”

A total of 367 wildfires were
burning Thursday across the
state, most ignited by lightning,
according to the California
Department of Forestry and
Fire Protection, known as Cal

Fire, and the: U.S. Forest Ser-

vice. That figure was down from
a peak of roughly 1,500 fires
just a few days ago.

In all, the wildfires have
scorched more than 790 square
miles and destroyed at least 65
structures since June 20, accord-
ing to the Cal Fire.

With firefighting resources
stretched thin early in the fire
season, counties have been
recruiting volunteer firefighters
to help with smaller blazes.

_ On Thursday, volunteer fire-
fighter Robert Roland, 63, died
at a hospital after collapsing a
day earlier while battling a 550-
acre blaze in Mendocino Coun-
ty, north of the San Francisco
Bay region.

It was the first reported death
of a firefighter this season, and
the governor ordered flags at
the Capitol to fly at half-staff.

Crews made progress at a
separate wildfire burning near-
ly 130 square miles southeast of
Big Sur.

The blaze, also in Los Padres
National Forest, was about 95
percent contained Thursday.

Meanwhile, a third wildfire

THE BASIN COMPLEX fire burns a mountainside south of Big Sur, Calif.,

in the southern extension of the
Los Padres forest north of San-
ta Barbara forced residents to
evacuate the town of Goleta as
strong winds pushed flames
toward homes in the foothills
of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
In all, authorities told residents
of about 1,700 homes in several
small communities to leave.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg-
ger on Thursday declared a
state of emergency in Santa
Barbara County to free up
resources to fight that blaze,
which has burned nearly 5
square miles since breaking out
Tuesday.

In the Sequoia National For-
est east of Bakersfield, crews
struggled to contain a blaze
burning nearly 22 square miles,
which was about 15 percent
contained Thursday.

Nearby residents remained
under voluntary evacuation
orders.

Elsewhere, a nearly 15-
square-mile wildfire in Arizona
that destroyed three homes in
the historic mining commrunity
of Crown King earlier in the
week was still just 10 percent
contained Thursday night.
Evacuations continued in the
town, 50 miles north of Phoenix,
and nearby Horsethief Basin.

The fire, which broke out late
Saturday, is believed to have
been started by lost hikers. .



Associated Press writers Scott
Lindlaw, Malia Wollan and
Jason Dearen in San Francisco,
Jordan Robertson in Carmel,
Calif., and Amanda Lee Mey-
ers in Phoenix contributed to
this report.



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Saturday, July 5, 2008. A slew of wildfires, most ignited by lightning two
weeks ago, has burned more than 800 square miles of land throughout Cal-

ifornia.
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@ By LISA RATHKE:
RANDOLPH, Vt.

Instead of gathering at a vig-
il to offer prayers for the safe
return of a missing 12-year-
old girl, residents found them-
selves mourning the news that
her body had been found, the
Associated Press reports.

Police unearthed Brooke
Bennett’s body Wednesday
from a makeshift grave about
a mile from her uncle’s house,
ending a weeklong search for
the subject of Vermont’s first

Amber Alert. “Brooke Marie,
I love you so much,” her
mother, Cassandra Gagnon,
said at the gathering later in
the picturesque town of a little
more than 5,000. “I just ask
that justice be done for the
person who took my baby
away,” she said, sobbing.
The girl’s father, James
Bennett, added, “I know
Brooke knows that we love
her and will always love her.”
As state police announced
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Body of missing 12-year-old Vermont girl is found

Jacques, the girl’s uncle and a
convicted sex offender, will
face federal kidnapping
charges.

Bennett, who had just fin-
ished seventh grade at Ran-
dolph Union High School, dis-
appeared on June 25 after
being seen at a convenience
store with Jacques.

Jacques, 42, has been in cus-
tody since Sunday on charges
of aggravated sexual assault
against a different underage
girl. He has pleaded not guilty.
Jacques has 1993 convictions
for kidnapping and aggravated
sexual assault.

After searching in and
around his home across town

for days, police said they
-found the girl’s body in a spot

where the earth had been dis-
turbed.

“The painful discovery of
Brooke’s body today is tragic
and heartbreaking,” State
Police Director Col. James
Baker said. He called the
death “clearly suspicious” but
declined to give details before
a planned briefing Thursday
morning.

In an affidavit unsealed
Wednesday in U.S. District
Court in Burlington, the FBI

said an unidentified 14-year-
old girl told investigators she
was present on June 25 when
Jacques tricked Bennett into
thinking she was going to a
party and took her to his Ran-
dolph home to be initiated
into a Sex ring.

The teenager said she was
led to believe Bennett “would
have sex with adult males”
during the initiation. The 14-
year-old said she herself had
been having sex with Jacques
since she was 9, as part of the
sex ring.

The teen said she and Ben-
nett watched television for a
while before Jacques told her
to leave and took his niece
upstairs. The witness said she
left the house with her
boyfriend and didn’t see Ben-
nett again.

In another blow to the fam-
ily, Bennett’s former stepfa-
ther, Raymond Gagnon, was
formally charged Wednesday
with obstructing justice in the
case.

He entered no plea at the
federal hearing and was
denied bail pending another
hearing on Monday. The 40-
year-old Gagnon, who lives in
Texas, was on a regular visit to

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Vermont when he was arrest-
ed.

According to the affidavit,
Gagnon told police he
accessed his former step-
daughter’s MySpace page
from a computer at his San
Antonio home after getting
login information from
Jacques.

Police said they have evi-

dence that postings to the |

account were altered to make
it appear that the 12-year-old
had discussed a secret ren-
dezvous shortly before she dis-
appeared.

On that day, Jacques
dropped Bennett off at a con-
venience store, and surveil-

Comp lete ¢ ent

lance video shows they left in
separate directions. She had
told family members she was
going to meet a friend and vis-
it a hospitalized relative of the
friend. At the vigil for Ben-
nett in Randolph — a site that
still featured big banners read-
ing “Come Home, Brooke,
We Love You!!” — Gary
Finch, Bennett’s homeroom
and math teacher last year,
said she was an energetic and
enthusiastic learner whom he
loved having in class.

“She was always volunteer-
ing, always with a smile on her
face. Smart, creative. It’s a
tragedy. It’s unbelievable. It’s
hard to comprehend. I didn’t
think anything like this would
happen to such a great kid,”
said Finch, one of about 300
people who attended.

Finch said that when school
started last fall, Bennett was
nervous about transferring
from her small elementary
school to the high school.

“She conquered that,” he
said. “She didn’t conquer
this.”



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Government handling of Call for ‘amnesty’ over
Freeport post-paid tax

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

to wipe out almost one month’s worth
of this nation’s import reserves and
widen the current account deficit by
2.7 per cent.

The IMF paper described the

Bahamas as being among “the high-
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THE Bahamas Chamber of
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slammed the Government’s
failure to inform the business
community in advance of its
planned 2008-2009 Budget tax .
increases as “unacceptable”,
warning that many people had
been “caught off guard” and
their business plans thrown
into confusion.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is
also Superwash’s president,
said Bahamian companies
were being forced to make
sudden adjustments to their

SEE page 4B

7 Dionisio D’Aguilar

Bahaniian economy



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government should
“create an amnesty or grace
period” for one month to allow
Freeport-based
wholesalers/retailers to become
familiar with the new tariff
rates and headings introduced
by the 2008-2009 Budget, a for-
mer Grand Bahama Chamber
of Commerce president has
told Tribune Business.

Christopher Lowe said such
an adjustment period was nec-
essary to maintain the orderly

collection and remittance to _

Customs of ‘post-paid* taxes
on over-the-counter bonded

Port licerisees facing ‘logistical and practical nightmare’ -

due to lack of timely details on new rates and headings

goods sales, as currently both
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) licensees and Cus-
toms were unfamiliar with new
tax rates and headings.

Mr Lowe, who as operations
manager at Kelly’s (Freeport)

~is one of the GBPA licensees

who collects and remits ‘post
paid’ duty taxes to the Gov-
ernment, told Tribune Busi-
ness: “In order to avoid legal
ramifications, I think the Gov-
ernment is going to have to
consider an amnesty or grace

Freeport, collect revenues on

the Government’s behalf with
respect to duty post-paid on
sales, and allow them to
become familiar with the cor-
rect tariff headings and rates.

“They’re not going to be ~

able to hold us to account for
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duty, because they did not pub-
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final or the first step remains to
be seen, but we think it’s a sen-
sible approach to examine.

“The devil is in the detail.
We have to see how the plan
will be administered, paid for
and everything else.”

A catastrophic health insur-
ance scheme was examined
under the first Ingraham gov-
ernment, with assistance from
the International Labour
Organisation (ILO), but the
proposal was dropped follow-

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and a host of other issues.
While Mr Ingraham’s cata-
strophic health insurance plan
“has a lot of credibility with
the Coalition”, given that it
heralded a phased approach to
healthcare reform, and not the
‘one-time big bang’ that the
Christie administration
promised, Mr Rolle said the
Government, had yet to issue
any details on the scheme.
Adding that the Coalition
was unsure whether the pro-
posed catastrophic health
insurance plan had undergone
additional work since the FNM
retook the Government, or
whether it was “conceptual” in
nature, Mr Rolle said it was
unclear if this was just the first
step towards more compre-
hensive healthcare reform.
He also reiterated the Coali-
tion’s concerns that the Nation-
al Health Insurance Act, the
enabling legislation for the for-

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mer government’s proposed
NHI scheme, had been passed
by Parliament.

The Christie government’s
strategy had been to develop
the regulations governing NHI
after the 2007 elections, and
implement the scheme in 2008,
but it was voted out of office.
Still, with the legislation
remaining on the statute book
and not repealed, Mr Rolle
said the Coalition remained
concern that any incoming
administration could decide to
pick up and revive the plan.

“Take a look at the Act,”
Mr Rolle told Tribune Busi-
ness. “The Act passed in Par-
liament leaves the door wide
open for whatever is specified
in the regulations. That [the
catastrophic health insurance
plan] may be the initial offer-
ing, but it does not prevent any
government from adding ini-
tial elements over time.”


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MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008, PAGE 3B



Developers: Economic climate no impediment to property purchases

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Business Reporter

THE developers of a New Providence-
based gated community believe the difficult
economic climate will have no impact on
their project, having sold eight out of the 49
lots already. Buyers are likely to be able to
start construction of their properties by year-
end. ,

Destini Lakes officially launched lot sales
for the 49-lot gated community, which is
located in South West Ridge, and being
developed by Stanley Bethel of Bethel’s
Trucking, at a special open house for inter-
ested homeowners at the weekend.

The subdivision consists of large lots, 95 ft
by 100 ft in size, and is zoned for single fam-
ily dwellings, duplex and fourplex structures.

Added amenities will include tennis and bas-
ketball courts.

Speaking with Tribune Business, Lorraine
Hamilton, the Destini Lakes administrator,
said the company was looking to target
young and upwardly mobile couples. “I think
what sets our community apart is the size. It’s
a smaller subdivision, and the fact that we
are right on the lake and there is no chance
for any other development to be built around
it. Also, our lots are larger than average and
are priced very reasonably. They are good
value for money because construction costs
will only continue to go up,” Ms Hamilton
said.

The lots in Destini Lakes range in price
from $135;000 to $155,000.

Ms Hamilton said the fact that prices will
only increase makes it an excellent time to

buy, and the Destini Lakes developers had
no fears that the current economic climate
will make it difficult to sell the lots.

“The banks are still willing to lend, and
there are qualified persons out there. We
have received overwhelming interest. To
date we have sold eight lots, including several
sales today,” Ms Hamilton said.

At the moment, the infrastructure is being
placed in the ground, and Ms Hamilton said
it was likely this will be completed within
three to six months, which means that lot
owners will likely be able to begin construc-
tion by year’s end.

Ms Hamilton said that while the devel-
opers can assist with house plans and con-
struction, there are no mandatory house
plans for residents must build. There are no
set square footage requirements for homes.

Coldwell global chief bullish on real estate

COLDWELL Banker president Jim
Gillespie told Bahamian, Bermuda and
Caribbean realtors he was bullish on the
short and long-term future of real estate. ©

Addressing Coldwell Banker owners,
brokers and managers in Providenciales,
Turks and Caicos Islands, he said the
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
pending sales index reflects the previous
month's sales contracts written were the
highest since last October.

"I think we are at the bottom because
since last October the annualised number of
homes sold has bottomed out at around
five million,” Mr Gillespie told the seventh

annual Coldwell Banker Island Affiliate ©

Management Conference.

And he said the demographics are over-
whelming.

"There are 78-79 million baby boomers
that are still in their prime and will be pur-
chasing real estate for decades to come," he
explained. :

The youngest are in their early 40s and
are in their prime earning years, having
more money than any previous generation
their age.

They are purchasing second homes,
retirement homes and also have discovered
real estate as an investment, Mr Gillespie
said.

Their children - 73 million of them - will
fuel real estate for the next four decades, he
added.

This, coupled with legal immigrants, the
dramatic increase in home ownership
among minorities - 40-50 per cent more in
the last decade - and the rise in power of

FROM page 1B



COLDWELL BANKER president Jim Gillespie
(left) and Mike Lightbourn, head of Nassau-
based Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty...

single women are other major contribut-
ing factors for a bright future, he said.

“As usual, Jim put it right in perspec-
tive,' said Mike Lightbourn, Coldwell
Banker Lightbourn Realty’s owner in Nas-
sau. Mr Lightbourn was one of the affiliates
to attend the recent conference, held at the
Regent Palms Resort on Grace Bay.

According to Mr Gillespie, there's a lot of
pent up demand in the market. ~

This is illustrated by a 12 per cent increase
in Coldwell Banker website traffic last year
in a down-real estate market.

Gillespie said the US government knows
the importance of real estate "and how we
will probably lead the country out of this
economic slump we are in”.

"When it comes to housing, every politi-

cian and branch of the government races to
find solutions...housing is a matter of public
policy, thus the huge tax breaks,” Mr Gille-
spie said.

Mr Lightbourn concurred, pointing to
the Bahamas government's recent decision
to exempt first-time home buyers on stamp
tax for homes valued below $500,000.

Mr Gillespie indicated that the report-
ing on the real estate meltdown in the US
has been distorted.

He said real estate was local even down
to each neighbourhood, and that eight states

_ represent 69 per cent of the homes actually.

lost to foreclosure.

As a result, the other 42 states suffer
from negative foreclosure press coverage
that discourages buyers from entering the
market.

Rather than being in the middle of a giant
national real estate bubble, there are region-
al bubbles which California, Florida, Neva-
da and Arizona are experiencing, he said.

“The real estate story that should be told
is how resilient real estate prices have been
during this market correction," Mr Gilesple
said.

The market, he said, started its correction
in August 2005, after an incredible bull
market that lasted over 10 years, with the
last five years seeing appreciation levels of
well over 100 per cent in many markets.

NAR predicts prices in the US will
decrease by 8.4 per cent this year.

Mr Gillespie hoped buyers would take
advantage of the bargains, because next
year NAR predicts price appreciation of
about 4.4 per cent.

paid’ tax collection system in
Freeport had been thrown into
“disarray” by the Governmen-
t’s apparent failure to inform
GBPA licensees in advance of
what the new rates and prod-
uct headings would be under
both the Tariff and Excise
Acts.

This meant, of course, , that
GBPA licensees did not know
whether the tariff rates they
‘were levying on ‘post paid’
over-the-counter duty sales
were the correct ones.

Mr Lowe told Tribune Busi-
ness that although the Tariff
and Excise Act books, con-
taining all the new tariff rates
and headings, had been made
available in Freeport late last
week, GBPA licensees and
Customs officers were still
familiarizing themselves with
the changes.

Again questioning why all
the new Tariff and Excise Act
rates had not been Gazzetted
before they took effect on July
1, 2008, something he said was
required to make them
become law, Mr Lowe said:
“They’re [the Government]
going to have to create some
sort of half-way situation.

“They can’t expect Customs
officers in Grand Bahama to
be immediately familiar with
the new tariff rates and the
new tariff headings when
they’ve had no chance to study
these books beforehand.

“It is even more ludicrous to
expect the private sector to
have familiarity with these
things, particularly as the rates
were made available after the
fact.”

A further “logistical and
practical nightmare”, Mr Lowe
added, had been created by
Customs converting its com-
puter system to reflect the
2008-2009 Budget tariff rates
and headings before the previ-
ous fiscal year ended.

With no way to harmonise
the new rates and headings
with the 2008-2009 ones, Cus-
toms was now rejecting ‘post
paid’ duty submissions from
GBPA licensees for May and
June, despite the old rates and
headings having then been in
effect.

Customs had already indi-
cated that it was not going to
accept Kelly’s (Freeport’s)
‘post paid’ duty submission for
June, and Mr Lowe said: “The
June duty-paid submissions to
Customs, on behalf of several
companies, have already been
rejected even though the new
duty rates were then not in
force.

“They [Customs] can’t even
find half the tariff headings

from the old system, and the
duty rates are not there any-
more.

“Tt’s a logistical nightmare;
it’s a practical nightmare.
While Customs can tell us: “We
must collect more from you’,
we in turn cannot go back to
customers and say: ‘Can you

pay more, the extra that Cus-

toms demands?’”

Given these problems, Mr
Lowe said it was no surprise
that Customs in Freeport was
“clogged up”, with import ship-
ments being cleared last week
“at a snail’s pace”.

Freeport, through the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement

‘and with the support of numer-

ous Supreme Court rulings

against Bahamas Customs,
works differently from all oth-
er parts of the Bahamas when
it comes to tax collection.

Freeport-based wholesalers
and retailers are able to sell
bonded goods, meaning that
no import or stamp duties have
been paid on them at the bor-
der, to other GBPA licensees
provided the goods are for use
in their own business.

Yet they also collect ‘post
paid’ duties — taxes paid after
the products are sold — if the
goods and materials are pur-
chased by Freeport residents
and individuals for use in their
homes.

In this case, Freeport’ s mer-

chants calculate the duty due.

NOTICE

U

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Incoporated under the International Business Com-
panies Act, 2000 of the Commonwealth of The Ba-
hamas registered in the Register of Companies under
the Registration Number 96907.

(In Voluntary Dissolution)

Notice is hereby given that the dissolution of the
Company is complete and the Company has been
struck off the Register of Companies maintained by

the as General.

Dated this 4th of July 2008.,

John Robert Montagu Stuart Wortley Hunt
Less



to the Government ‘post
import’ on its landed cost, and
remit the correct amount to
Customs by the 15th of each
month.






Independence Day sales
good, say retailers

m@ By CARA BRENNEN- BETHEL
Business Reporter

BAHAMIAN merchants are reporting strong sales in the lead
up to the Independence Day holiday, as members of the public
look for items to show their patriotism.

Adam and Eve, the ladies fashion boutique in the Harbour Bay
Shopping Centre, is holding a special Independence sale, where
all aquamarine, gold and black items are discounted by 25 per
cent in honour of the country’s 35. birthday.

_An Adam and Eve salesperson told Tribune Business that
the company was seeing a number of persons coming in to pur-
chase clothing items for the various holiday events. “Sales are
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good, and persons are taking advantage of the specials,”
A representative of Commonwealth Fabrics said-the company

was seeing a lot of group sales. “What we are seeing is a lot of
groups coming in for large orders of fabric. For example, we
have a lot of the Junkanoo groups, like Valley Boys TT the
Roots, coming in to buy the Androsia print fabric.

Peraicmelotte store, Home Fabrics, reported that their cus-
tomers were buying a wide variety of Independence-related
items. “People are coming in and purchasing a little bit of every-
thing. They are buying things like car flags and other flags, craft
lights, and ribbon and fabric in Independence colours for drap-
ing,” a Home Fabrics employee said,

The employee noted that it was still too early too determine if
Independence-related sales have, or will surpass, last year. “It is
still too early. We have a few more days before the holiday, so I
expect that we will see more sales as the time approaches. I
think that we average about the same amount each year,” the
Home Fabrics employee said.

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THE TRIBUNE

Government handling of tax changes ‘unacceptable’

FROM page 1B

business models to enable
them to remain competitive,
having. in some cases experi-
enced “material changes” to
the duty rates levied on prod-
ucts through the Tariff and
Excise Acts’ reforms.
“Clearly, the Government

did not do an adequate job of -

informing the business com-
munity about what was to hap-
pen in any detail,” Mr
D’ Aguilar told Tribune Busi-
ness.

“It has taken a number of
businesses that have experi-
enced significant increases in
their duty rates completely off-
guard, and now they’re scram-

bling to adjust their business .

models to compete in the field

- they are in.

“You develop a business
model based on cost. If you
have a duty rate that increases,
for example, from 16 per cent
to 42 per cent, that’s a materi-
al change. It’s so shocking that
you're caught off guard. You
don’t have time to plan and
adjust you’re business model
to cope with the increase.”

Pointing out that the 2008-
2009 Budget had been formal-
ly presented to Parliament in
late May 2008, more than four
weeks ago, but it was only now
that Bahamian businesses were
finding out about how tariff
rate and heading changes
would affect their operations
when they “went to the win-
dow” to clear and pay Customs

for import shipments, Mr
D’ Aguilar described the Gov-
ernment’s failure to inform the
business community on the
details as “unacceptable”.

He explained that while
Bahamian businesses did not
mind paying duties and taxes
to the Government, their main
complaint here was that they
had not been informed and
given time to adjust.

Sector

The private sector thrived
best in an economic, taxation
and regulatory framework
characterized by continuity,

‘predictability and certainty,
which was not the case with
the way the 2008-2009 Budget
reforms were introduced.

“It seems as if they’ve
rounded more things up than
they’ve rounded down,” Mr
D’ Aguilar told Tribune Busi-
ness. “As a general rate, it was
35 per cent import duty plus’7
per cent stamp duty, which
equals 42 per cent. That vast
majority of items coming into
the Bahamas were taxed at
that rate, and they’ve decided
to round that up to 45 per cent.
That, right off the top, is a 3
per cent increase.”

The Chamber president said
it was unclear whether the
Budget’s. tax increases would
be offset by its exemptions and
cuts, but it was likely that com-
panies impacted by duty
increases would pass at least
some of the rise on to con-
sumers — fuelling inflation and
cost of living pressures.

“This is just one more thing
we have to deal with,” Mr
D’Aguilar said. “We are
already experiencing resistance
to increasing prices. God for-
bid that Florida removes the
6.5 per cent export sales tax
exemption. I think we’re in for
a rough ride over the next
year.”

He added of the Budget: “So
many people have been affect-
ed by this. It’s begun to irri-
tate a lot of people. It’s so
important to keep people
informed to they can plan.
Catching so many people off
guard, especially in business,
is not good.

“They did not handle the
process well. It was a signifi-
cant change in the way they
calculate import taxes. It would
have been good if they had
published one page in the
newspaper, saying this is what
the rates were and this is what
they are now.”

Meanwhile, the Nassau Insti-
tute economic think-tank crit-
icised the Government’s
planned tax increases for being
particularly ill-timed, arguing
that they would create a ‘dou-
ble whammy’ for the Bahami-
an economy by stifling private
sector investment and ingenu-
ity during a worldwide slow-

‘down. ‘

“One effect of higher taxes is

to reduce the level and effi- ~

ciency of capital formation.
Savings and Investment by the
private sector means more job
creation and growth. Lower
taxes end up generating more
revenue to the Public Trea-

sury,” the Nassau Institute
said.

“Jronically, in a period when
more Bahamian entrepre-
neurial risk-taking is required
to grow the economy,
increased taxation reduces
availability of capital resources
in tandem with an economic
slowdown; a sort of “double
whammy” to a struggling econ-
omy.”

Urging that the Government -
needed to downsize the public
sector if it was to lower taxes,
balance the Budget and main-
tain fiscal prudence, the Nas-
sau Institute said the Bahamas
could not continue running
annual Budget deficits.

_ Cycles

“Business cycles are the
inevitable result of monetary
policy of the world’s central

banking systems,” the Nassau

Institute said. “The Bahamas is
not exempt from economic
downturns and the prudence
of an ‘anchor to the windward’,
such as less debt and higher

‘reserves, would have been a

far-sighted fiscal strategy to -
reduce the risk of devaluation
of the Bahamian dollar.
“Over time, perhaps over.
dependence on foreign invest-
ment for capital infusion has
led to an assumption that there
will always be a Knight in shin-
ing armour to come to the res-
cue, and maybe there will.
Nevertheless, good ‘house-
keeping’ includes low taxation
to encourage local savings and
investment.” ,

IMF: Bahamas hit worst by oil, food increases

FROM page 1B

this nation with just half a
month’s worth of reserves.

In addition, a 20 per cent
food price increase above pro-
{- tons would increase this
nation’s current account deficit





















Dally Vol.

14,000

14.65%
5.73%

-0 04%

-4.70%

GLO - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $- Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol.- Tracing volumo of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the Inst 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamer Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100




EPS $

-0.823





from 13.8 per cent to 14.8 per
cent, a full 1 per cent rise.

Although admitting that
food prices being 20 per cent
higher than forecast was a
‘worse case scenario’, the IMF
warned that given current oil
prices and oil futures trends,
the same could not be said for
oil. It added that oil being 20
per cent higher than the WEO
outlook forecasts was a ‘con-
servative’ prediction.

Should the latter scenario
come to pass, the Bahamas
would lose half a month’s
worth of foreign exchange
reserves for import purchases,
and see its current account
deficit increase from 13.8 per
cent to 15.5 per cent..

Together, the combined
effect of oil and food prices
increasing by 20 per cent more
than the IMF’s existing fore-
cast would be to wipe-out what
the Fund estimated was this
nation’s entire 0.9 months’
worth of foreign exchange
reserves, leaving the Bahamas
with nothing, and raise the cur-

rent'account deficit from 13.8 |

per cent to 16.5 percent.

Foreign exchange reserves
levels are considered relative-
ly low if they fall below three
months’ worth of imports, but
this latest IMF report. should
probably be treated with some
caution, at least as far as the
Bahamas is concerned.

The Central Bank of the
Bahamas website showed that
this nation’s foreign exchange
reserves stood at $698.3 mil-



Div $ P/E
0,000 13.6
0,400 10.9
0.160 14.6
0.030 N/M
0.090 16.7
0.040 42.7
0.240 12.5
0,040 62.6
0.300 15.9
0.052 24.4





0.135
1,086
0.643

0.209
0.055
1.121
0.046
0.440
0.131

0.308 0.040 9.2 1.41%
0.728 0.280 11.0 3.50%
0.650 0.570 19.2 4.56%
0.550 0.450 21.2 3.86%
0.386 0.140 14.4 2.52%
0.000 0,000 N/M 0.00%
0.035 0,000 12.6 0.00%
0.407 0.300 13.5 5.45%

1.023



0.600 13.4
0.480 NM
SI i as



: 6.70%
6.16%
0.00%

2.750 20
0.900 13.4
0.000 N/M.

Yield %

2 SONA, ey.
* ~34 March 2008
** - 314 December 2007
+++ 30 May 2008
set* - 34 April 2008
awake - 30 April 2008
Seen - 20 June 2008

APRERL MARKETS 3424864000 (HOR MORE BATA BANFORMATION GALL 242-304-2505 7”

lion as of May 2008. Given that
the US Commerce Depart-
ment’s website showed that the
Bahamas imported $2.468 bil-
lion worth of goods and ser-
vices from the US in 2007, and
that about 85 per cent of this
nation’s imports come from the
US, it can be estimated that
the Bahamas imported 2.838
billion worth of goods in total
that year.

Translates

That translates into roughly
$236.5 million worth of imports
that the Bahamas purchased
every month. Given that fig-
ure, at May-end 2008 this
nation had foreign exchange
reserves that were equivalent
to 2.95 months’ worth of
imports — just below what the
IMF recommends, but cer-
tainly nowhere near as bad as
the picture painted in this latest
report. ;

The Fund itself warned that
the report could not be con-
sidered as actual projections
for a country, and therefore
could not be used to assess the
true impact of oil and food
price shocks.

Nevertheless, given the
Bahamian economy’s open-
ness, and the fact this country

imports at least 90 per cent of
everything it consumes, there
can be little doubt that the
Bahamas is more vulnerable
than most to oil and food price
rises and the inflationary, cost
of living pressures they bring.

Post-September 11, the
Bahamas was rated as the
world’s fourth most vulnera-
ble economy to external
shocks, and given this nation’s
small size — and the fact it is
neither an oil producer, not a
major agricultural producer —it
is forced to be a price taker,
leaving it at the mercy of world
markets.

Rising oil prices, now over
$143 per barrel, have sent
unleaded gasoline prices at the
pump shooting upwards to $6
per gallon, with BEC’s fuel
surcharge now approaching
$0.20 per kilowatt hour.

As for food, wholesalers told
Tribune Business at end-May
2008 that rice prices were due
to increase by 17 per cent
month-on-month between
May and June 2008. That was
set to drive the increase in rice
costs to 30 per cent for the
2008 first half. Other com-
modities and staples, such as
flour and corn beef, had suf-
fered similar year-on-year
increases. ;

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will be closed on

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for the Firm’s

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THE TRIBUNE



a ee ae Pe ee a eee
Boyle named as City Markets chief

BAHAMAS Supermarkets, operator of
12 City Market stores in New Providence
and Grand Bahama, has named Stephen
Boyle as its chief executive to replace.Ken

Burns.

Mr Boyle joined the company in Sep-
tember 2007 as chief operating officer, over-
seeing the day-to-day operations of the gro-

cery chain.

“We at Bahamas Supermarkets are very
pleased to announce the appointment of
Stephen Boyle to the position of chief exec-
said chairman Basil Sands.

utive,”

“Mr Boyle came
to Bahamas Super-
markets with 27
years experience in
the industry in sev-
eral countries. In the
time he has been
with Bahamas
Supermarkets, his
energy has been
boundless. When
Mr Burns left, the
directors were hap-



Stephen Boyle stores.

py to have someone of Mr Boyle’s expertise
capable of immediately stepping into that
post. It allowed for a seamless transition,
and for the company to retain its strong
executive management team.”

The chairman said directors were
“extremely appreciative” of Mr Burns’ ser-
vice, including helping to open its 24,000
square foot flagship store at Cable Beach in
2007, overseeing installation of some $4
million in in-store technology and launching
a programme for upgrading all the older

Bank focuses on customer service

Bank of The Bahamas
(BOB) has initiated the ‘BOB
First Line of Defense Customer
Care Workshop’ programme as
part of its ‘Customer Life Cycle
Management’, consisting of a
series of seminars and training
sessions aimed at increasing the
customer service capability of
its staff.

“Customer care has to be our
number one focus,” said
Vaughn Delaney, deputy man-
aging director, information and
technology and human
resources, whose responsibili-
ties include training.

“Regardless of the products
and features you offer, if your
customers are unhappy then
you're looking at a serious prob-

/ BOB Training manager
~ Gina Brown

lem. With this new training ini-
tiative, ‘Customer Life-Cycle
Management’, we’re looking at
building quality relationships
with our clients through their
life spans, and ideally with their



subsequent generations. This
» Will allow us to get to know our
clients on a personal level and
provide the best possible care
that we can.”
Signifying a commitment to

the entire family unit of their
clients, the bank hopes to build
customer loyalty, retention and
growth through such training as
telephone etiquette, communi-
cation skills and customer rela-
tionship management. Staff will
be able to anticipate customers’
needs by delivering proficient
and professional service in all
areas of banking.

Bank of The Bahamas most
recently opened its Cat Island
branch in early June, joining
existing branches in New Prov-
idence, Grand Bahama, Exu-
ma, San Salvador, Inagua,
Andros and Coral Gables,
Florida. It is a publicly-held
company with more than $716
million in assets.

EU trade deal paves way for US to obtain ‘EPA-plus’

FROM page 1B

tives without doing anything
to get them.

This is due to the ‘Most
Favoured Nation’ clause
attached to most trade agree-
ments, which means that coun-
tries cannot discriminate
against others. This means that
what the Bahamas offers to the
EU, in terms of trade prefer-
ences and benefits if it signs
the EPA, must also be offered
to the US.

Yet Mr Moree argued that
by going further than neces-
sary to satisfy the WTO’s
demands for a two-way trade
agreement ‘with: the EU, and

including the most.crucial areas. .
of the Bahamian economy — .

services, investments, e-com-
merce and others — in the
EPA, the Bahamas was ensur-
ing the baseline starting point
in trade negotiations with the
US would be “much higher”.
“I’m not at all satisfied that
we’ve got a good deal with the
Europeans,” Mr Moree told

Tribune Business. “We’ve cer-
tainly given more than we had
to give. If we were trying to
establish a baseline for talks
with the US, I don’t know why
we’ve gone further than
required.”

He added: “I don’t think
anyone who’s been involved
in these trade arrangements
and has expressed a view on
them would disagree that,
when we sit down to discuss
our trading relations with the
US, the starting point is going
to be EPA-plus. It’s not going
to be the EPA.”

This was because the US is
the Bahamas’ largest trading
partner, having in 2007 export-
ed to this nation some $2.468
billion worth of goods and ser-

vices — about 85 per cent of
this nation’s total import bill. ,

In turn, the Bahamas exported
$503.9 million worth of goods
and services to the US.

All this gave the US more
leverage than the EU in trade
talks with the Bahamas, and
Mr Moree said: “What the
Americans will do is put every-

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Division

BETWEEN

2007/CLE/gen/00894

SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LTD.

(In Liquidation)
AND

MOHAMED HARAJCHI
MICHEL HARAJCHI
SONJA HARAJCHI
CHRISTOPHER. LUNN

DEREK RYAN

IN CHAMBERS

BEFORE THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR, MR. ERNIE

WALLACE, ESQ.

Plaintiff

First Defendant
Second Defendant
Third Defendant
Fourth Defendant

Fifth Defendant



THE 2"? DAY OF JULY, A.D. 2008:

ORDER

UPON a Summons filed herein by the Plaintiff on the 2” day of July, 2008
coming on for hearing this day

AND UPON READING the Affidavit of the Keri Davide Sherman sworn on the 1*
day of July, 2008 and filed herein on the 2" day of July, 2008

AND UPON HEARING Anthony A. McKinney, Esq. of Counsel for

the Plaintiff

IT IS ORDERED THAT service of a copy of this Order and a copy of the
Amended Writ of Summons in this action by inserting an advertisement of such
Order and Amended Writ in one issue of The Tribune newspaper, shall be good
and sufficient service of the Notice to the First Defendant

MOHAMED HARAUJCHI and that service shall be deemed to have been
effected on the day of the publication of the said advertisement and that the time
of entry of appearance be within 14 days from such date.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT the costs of this application be costs

in the cause.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR

This Order was drawn by Messrs. McKinney, Turner & Co. of chambers situate
at Oakbridge House, 6 West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas. Attorneys for the

Plaintiff.



thing we’ve negotiated on the
EPA in their pocket. They
don’t even have to ask for it.
The starting point will be
EPA-plus.

“From my point of view, it
doesn’t make sense. I don’t
know why, before we sit down
with them, we’re showing the
Americans that the EPA is in
their pocket and they don’t
have to ask for anything.

“The starting point for the
Americans will be the EPA,
and here is what else we want.
This is as opposed to a goods-
only EPA. This would make
the starting point baseline with
the US much lower, and the
US would not take it for grant-
ed that they would get some-
thing on services, investments,
capital investments and the
environment.

“To the extent they were put
on the table, we would expect
to get some reciprocity, so we
would end up with a balanced
trade agreement that would be
mutually beneficial.”

Mr Moree said that if the
Bahamas signed on to the
EPA as currently worded, this
nation would have “shown our
hand” to the US and “said start
from here”.

“The baseline will be much
higher than if we had a goods-

only EPA,” Mr Moree added. |

“T think it’s unwise, because
even before the Americans
turn up for negotiating the pro-
visions of a trade agreement, in
effect we’ve given them the
benefit of everything extended
to us by the Europeans.”
And if the Bahamas grants
the US more favourable trade
preferences and incentives in
any CBI replacement than the
EU, this nation will be obliged
to extend to the same to the
Europeans.
Acknowledging that the
Bahamas would not be able to
keep the one-way trade pref-
erence regimes it currently
enjoys with the US and Cana-
da for an “indefinite period”,
and that they would eventual-
ly go the same way as the

Cotonou agreement with the ©

EU, Mr Moree said the
Bahamas should keep them
“as long aS we can”.

“Give up as little as you can
for as long as you can, and ulti-
mately do what you have got
to do” should be the Bahamas’
free trade strategy, Mr Moree
argued.

The senior attorney also

asked Zhivargo Laing, minister

of state for finance, who has
responsibility for the EPA, to
inform the Bahamian people
what it would cost this nation
to comply with all its EPA
obligations, what new laws
would need to be enacted, and
“whether our laws will be sub-
jected to a harmonization
process”.

Mr Moree also asked what
new committees, bureaucra-
cies and organisations would
be created by the EU and
CARIFORUM to oversee the
EPA, and what role each
would play.

“Tt would also be useful for

the minister to indicate if the
Bahamas was going to get a
piece of the European Devel-
opment Fund, and if so how
much of it, and over what peri-
od of time,” Mr Moree said.

given that the Fund’s primary
purpose was to assist countries
in meeting their EPA obliga-
tions.

Mr Moree also asked Mr
Laing to confirm whether the
EPA would have to be ratified
by enabling legislation passed
by Parliament, and whether
this would give the Bahamian
people another opportunity for
consultation.

‘(anclu

MONDAY, JULY /, 2008, PAGE dts

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teaching positions in the following areas:

ELEMENTARY:
Teachers for Grades 2 through 6

Clothing Construction and Craft/Needlework
Music (Part-time or full-time)

Spanish

French

Home Economics/Art and Craft

Carpentry and Joinery

Chemistry

Physical Education/Health Science
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High School applicants should be qualified and
willing to teach to the BGCSE, S.A.T II, and
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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS
AND CREDITORS OF DOMINION

INVESTMENTS ( NASSAU Le LTD

( In liquidation )

The Liquidator hereby notifies all Customers and Creditors of Dominion that he
has applied to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas for the determination by it of

the following questions:

a) whether any of the assets held by Dominion are trust assets and, if

SO;

b) whether any of the costs incurred in the course of the liquidation
should be paid from the trust assets and, if so;
c) the approach that should be adopted to the payment of those costs.

The specific questions that the Liquidator is asking and the Orders he is
seeking are set out in the Summons and the Supplemental Summons filed
on the 18th May, 2007 and 19th June, 2008 and the facts upon which he
relies set out in the Liquidator’s Affidavit filed on the 23rd June, 2008.
These documents may be accessed on the website www.bdomannjudd.com

The Liquidator’s affidavit does not reveal any confidential information

relating to its

customers

which it holds for them.

or the assets

On the 19th June, 2008 the Supreme Court of the Bahamas fixed the hearing of
the Liquidator’s application for 10 am on Monday the 10% November, 2008,
however, it is possible that, if the Court’s calendar permits, an earlier date for
the hearing may be set. Accordingly you are advised to check the website
frequently for updates. Anyone who has given notice to the Liquidator of
their intention to appear ( see below ) will be contacted if an earlier date is set.

If you intend to appear on the hearing of the Liquidator’s application you will
| need to serve on the Liquidator a Notice of Appearance in the proceedings or
to instruct an Attorney in the Bahamas to do so for you. The Appearance needs
to be filed in the Registry of the Supreme Court of the Bahamas and to be in
one or other of the forms shown on the website, depending on whether you
are claiming a debt owed to you (Creditor’s Appearance) or that Dominion
is holding assets beneficially owned by you ( Customer’s Appearance).

If you are a customer or creditor of Dominion and you need any further information
or clarification in regard to the application and the questions to be determined
please contact the Liquidator directly and he will do his best to assist you.

G. Clifford Culmer

The Liquidator of Dominion Investments (Nassau) Ltd.

(In liquidation)
BDO Mann Judd
P.O. Box N10144
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325-6591
Fax: (242) 325-6592

E-Mail: cculmer@bdomannjudd.com


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the operating, marketing and customer service
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FEEDBACK

ON balance, I think the PLP
will have a new leader in time
for the 2012 general election,
simply because Perry Christie
is still seen as having lost the
2007 election through his inabil-
ity to control his Cabinet mem-
bers.

Philip Davis is not leader
material and I agree that, as
deputy, he will bolster Christie’s
chances of staying in power.
However, I ah expect either
Nottage or Wilchcombe to
come through at the end as the
one leading the PLP in the next
election.

J P Allen, Nassau

DAVIS has nil charisma.and,
considering he is an attorney,
limited ability as a speaker.
However, it’s sometimes possi-
ble for deputies to make a big
impact by being “the power
behind the throne” — history
is full of such characters.

Leonard, West Street

PHILIP DAVIS is a shorter,
slightly fatter and not quite’so
vocal version of Christie, so
don’t expect him to turn any
turf as a PLP leadership con-
tender. I’ve heard him speak,
and the experience is slightly
less exciting than watching milk
go sour, or mixing cement with
a kitchen spoon.

‘Babby Boy’

INSIGHT

ie oe ee re
Re: Brave Challenge (Philip Davis)

Insight



SEAR

DAVIS has a very long PLP
pedigree going back to his
father ‘Brave’ on Cat Island.
This kind of thing counts in the
PLP, where ‘family’ is impor-
tant, so expect him to come
through strongly in the deputy
leadership campaign.

PLP supporter

I SEE Obie Wilchcombe wel-

comes the challenge of Philip .

‘Brave’ Davis, but I don’t think

he means it. Davis will beat

Wilchcombe, mark my word.
‘Inside the PLP’

PHILIP. DAVIS” may
come over as a quiet little fat
guy, but he has a following in
the party and can’t be taken
lightly.

Caller

Re: In Memory of Mario
(Leslie Miller)

I PRAY that the Miller fam-
ily get the justice they seek. If
they don’t, it looks bad for the
rest of us who have no influ-
ence or money.

Caller

YOUR story about Mario
Miller made me cry. ALL those
responsible must be brought to

‘justice, whatever their family

connections. Keep on it...
Lavinia Smith

MONDAY. JUNE 30, 2083

INSIGI



The stories behind the news

BRAVE CHALLENGE

mio vor COUL Davis reinforce | /

Hest the PLP deputy
leadership, spay
growing specutatio
that Perry Christie,

stil be at the part:

Christie’s position by |

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bef fur the 2012
eneral election,
INSIGHT reports.

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UNESCO keeps Dresden as World Heritage Site



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A PLACARD of participants of a protest camp is seen close to the build-
ing site for the planned Waldschloesschen bridge in Dresden, Ger-

maiiy, on Friday, July 4, 2008. U.N. officials decided Thursday, July 3,

2008, to retain Dresden's status as a World Heritage Site for now, in
hopes that construction of a bridge they claim would mar the German
city's skyline will be stopped.

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. comprehensive, value enhancing services. Our client advisors combine
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mother tongue Portuguese.

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Specialized in the fields of customer relations, investment advice and
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investment products are key requirements. Fluency in English and
Portuguese is essential,

Written applications should be addressed to:

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

W@ QUEBEC CITY

U.N. OFFICIALS decided
last week to retain the east-
ern German city of Dresden
as a World Heritage Site for

now despite earlier warnings

that the construction of a
bridge endangered its status,
according to Associated Press.

In 2006, the UNESCO
World Heritage Committee
warned that the planned
2,085-foot-long bridge across
the Elbe River would mar the

city’s skyline and landscape.

The committee, which is cur-
rently meeting in Quebec

_ City, now says that if con-

struction is not stopped and
the damage reversed, the
property will be deleted from
the World Heritage List in
2009. It remains on .a danger
list.

The committee decided last
year that it would remove
Dresden from the list if the
bridge were built, but it decid-

ed to give Dresden more time
in view of legal proceedings
under way in Germany.

No site has ever been
stripped from the World Her-
itage List, which identifies
over 800 places around the
world with “outstanding uni-
versal value.”

The committee, part of the
Paris-based United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, wants
officials to change plans in
place to build the bridge
across the Elbe to ease traffic
in Dresden. .

The plans also have raised
the ire of environmentalists,
who say the bridge would
encroach on the habitat of the
rare lesser horseshoe bat. A
court ruled in November that
construction could proceed
despite the threat to the bat,
but ordered a strict nighttime
speed limit of 19 mph to limit
disruptions to the bat’s habi-
tat.

GN-705

CABINET OFFICE

ne THE GFENINGIOF $H10PS ON
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
In accordance with Section 3 of the Public

Holidays Act, (Chapter 36), the following day will
be observed as Public Holiday:-

Thursday, 10th July, 2008 - Independence Day

On the said day, all public offices, banks and
shops throughout The Bahamas must be kept
closed, except that shops may open:-

(a) for the sale of food, cooked or prepared for
consumption on the premises;

for the sale of drugs, medicines or surgical

appliances;

for the sale of ice;

for the sale of bread, fresh and frozen fish, fresh
fruits, fresh vegetables, butcher’s meat and fresh
dairy products, until the hour of ten o’clock in

the morning;

for the sale of any article required for the burial
of a dead body, or in the case of illness of any
person or animal, or in any other emergency;

for the sale of petroleum products

for the sale of fresh water;

for the sale of newspapers and periodicals.







COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
IN THE SUPREME COURT i
Common Law & Equity Division 2007/CLE/gen/00894 }
BETWEEN i
SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LTD. i
(In Liquidation)
Plainalf |)

AND |

MOHAMMED HARAICHI First Defendant |
MICHEL HARAJCHI Second Defendant |}
SONJA HARAJCHI Third Defendant i
CHRISTOPHER LUNN Fourth Detendant
DEREK RYAN Fifth Detendant
‘ AMENDED WRIT OF SUMMONS i
ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, Queen of
| the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and of her other realms and }
territories, Head of the Commonwealth. |
i

TO: Mohammed Harajchi AND TO: Michel Harajchi i
Paradise Island Paradise isiand

The Bahamas The Bahamas 4 i

AND TO: Sonja Harajchi AND TO: Christopher Lunn |}
Paradise Island Paradise Island |

The Bahamas The Bahamas !

AND TO: Derek Ryan i
Village Road





|) thereafter. the removal of the said monies from the jurisdiction ot





Nassau, Bahamas

prekas -S=g oad anteasataanee oh

WE COMMAND YOU that within 14 days after service of this |
Writ on you inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause |
an appearance to be entered for you in an action at the suit of /
SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LTD. dn Liquidation), |
c/o McKinney, Turner & Co. of Chambers, Oakbridge House, |
West Hill Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

AND TAKE NOTICE that in default of your so doing the /
Plaintiff may proceed therein, and Judgement may be given in |
your absence. 4

WITNESS the Honourable Chief Justice Mr, Burton Hall of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas the day of July, A.D., i
2007,

REGISTRAR _ . | i

N.B. This Writ is to be served within twelve calendar months
from the date thereof, or, if renewed, within six calendar months |
from the date of the last renewal, including the day of such date, |;
and not afterwards,

The Defendant may enter appearance personally or by Attorney |,
either by handing-in the appropriate forms, duly completed, at the |;
Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher Building, East Street,
in the City of Nassau in the Island of New. Providence, or by
sending them to that office by post.





If the Defendant enters an appearance he must also deliver a
Defence to the Attorney for the Plaintiff within fourteen days
from the last day of the time limited for appearance, unless such
time ts extended by the Court or a Judge, otherwise Judgement |
may be entered against him without notice, unless he has in the i
meantime been served with a Summons for Judgement. i

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The Plaintiff claims as against the First and Third Defendants |
and cach of them: ; H
() The return of monies once unlawfully held at Barclays
Bank in the name of Suisse Security Holding Ltd. and Suisse |
Security Inc. and thereafter removed from the jurisdiction of the |!
Commonwealth of The Bahamas in breach of trust which said i
monies are the property of Suisse Security Bank and Trust Ltd;
(ii) Declaration that at all material times the First, Second and |
Third Defendants and each of them were and are trustees of i
the said monies under a resulting trust for the benefit for Suisse i
Security Bank and Trust Ltd; ; i
(iii) A Declaration that as directors of Suisse Security Bank and |
Trust Ltd. the First, Second and Third Defendants and each of 4
them owed Suisse Security Bank and Trust Ltd. a fiduciary
duty to hold the said monies for the exclusive benelit of Suisse ,
Security Bank and Trust Ltd.;

(iv) An account and enquiry as to what has become of the said |
money; an Order that the First, Second and Third Detendants and i
each of them do pay the Plaintiff such sums which are found due
and owing pursuant to such an account and enquiry;, ;
(v) Alternatively damages for misfeasance and/or breach of |
trust; H
(vi) An injunction against the First Defendant. Mohaamed |
Harajchi and the Third Defendant, Sonja Harajchi restraining
them from conveying selling transfering mortgaging
encumbering or otherwise dealing with property at Paradise |
Island, Bahamas beionging to the First Defendant, Mohammed |
Harajchi and mortgaged to the Third Defendant, Sonja Harajehi
(vii) Interest pursuant to the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest)
Act, Cap 80;

(2) And the Plaintiff claims as against the
Defendants and each of them for:

(i) A Declaration that the Secemd-and—Phird-Fourth and fitth
Defendants and cach of them as officers of Suisse Security Bank |
and Trust Ltd. owed a fiduciary duty to Suisse Security Bank and |
Trust Ltd, to inter alia ensure that the assets of Smisse Security |
Bank and Trust Ltd. were utilized tor the exclusive use of Suisse
Security Bank and Trust Ltd.;

(ii) Damages for their knowing assistance m the breaca . ote
fiduciary duties owed by the First, Second and Third Detencants |
and each of them to the Plaintiff to wit the removal of monics |
belonging to Suisse Security Bank and Tiust Ltd. to the accounts
of Suisse Security Holding Ltd. and Suisse Security Inc. and




Fourth and riith |

the Commonwealth of The Bahamas;

(iii ) Damages for misteasance and breach of fiduciary duty:

(iv) Interest pursuant to the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest)
Act, Cap 80; costs.

3. Such further or other relief as the Court may order. i

DATED the 12" day of July, A.D., 2007
MCKINNEY, TURNER & CO.
Chambers
Oakbridge House
West Hill Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintif



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PAGE 10B, MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008 .
Vander pool-Wallace
appointment points

the way for future

FROM page 12

closely aligned to the legisla-
tive process.

The failings of the likes of
Grant and Collie, set along-
side jhe multitude of short-
comings within the former
Christie administration, and
those beginning to reveal
themselves in the FNM, are
bound to raise issues about
the nature of the system.

Election after election,

Bahamians are asked. to vote °

for people they know nothing
about. Once in power, these
people are then appointed, by
their leader, to positions they
know nothing about. No won-
der, then, that clueless nonen-

tities end up round the Cape

net table.

Amateurs

Because they are essentially
amateurs in their ministerial
field, they in turn rely heavily
on the civil service, another
profession in which big ideas,
personal enterprise and later-
al thinking are at a premium.

Thus, government is
entrusted to people who are
very often not particularly
good in their own professions,
and whose ministerial respon-
sibilities are borne on a day-
to-day basis by comfortably
ensconced civil service drones
and non-thinkers on index-
linked pensions.

Viewed like that, it comes‘
as no surprise that the entire:
governmental process is so.

sub-standard and that the pub-
lic sector consistently falls way
short of expectations consid-
ered normal in private com-
panies.

Laziness, incompetence and



Pra etl

complacency — and a time-
serving culture in which origi-
nal ideas are virtually out-
lawed — are what govern-
ments are often all about, not
just in the Bahamas, but else-
where across the world.

To imagine for one moment
that the vacuous, self-serving,
superficial and insufferably
irritating Tony Blair was the
best man in Britain to be
prime minister was, plainly,
laughable. To imagine that his
successor, Gordon Brown, a

‘rumpled academic with a tim-

orous streak, is any better is
even more ridiculous.

Yet politics continues to
clunk out entire armies of
under-achievers who were not
especially good in their own
professions and who are spec-

““tacularly ill-equipped to han-
‘dle their enormous responsi-

bilities.

The Bahamas’ long line of
ministerial failures — from the
likes of George Smith and
Simeon Bowe right through
to the Gibsons, Mitchells and
Wisdoms of modern times —
suggests that something is
worryingly amiss in the way
we run our democracy.

As a step towards improve-
ment, should it not be imper-
ative that would-be MPs state
their qualifications for the job,
their specific areas of exper-
tise, and the personal quali-
ties that make them natural
recipients of the voters’ stb
port?

Should we not be told how
successful they have been in
owning or managing a com-
pany and, even more impor-
tantly, in running their own
domestic affairs? Should we
not be given copper-bottomed
guarantees of their integrity

’ and something to suggest a

level of competence in what-

ever it is they are being asked
to do?

Running a country is much
like running a company and a
family. Developing an atmos-
phere of trust, drafting a strat-
egy for success, keeping down
costs and demonstrating man-
agement expertise are com-
mon to all. Discipline is also,
of course, a key component.

If you can’t run your family
or a company effectively, then
it’s pretty much certain that
you will never be able to runa
ministry or a country.

Yet political life here is
replete with people who have
never run anything success-
fully and whose personal lives
are deeply dysfunctional:

Debates

Public, preferably televised,
debates need to be organised
in advance of every election
so that the electorate can
make its own assessments of
the candidates on offer. All
should be subjected to pene-
trating analysis so that their
motives, objectives and quali-
ties can be appraised. There
needs to be a process for
exposing’ their personal and
professional deficiencies
before they are let loose in
government.

Meanwhile; Neko Grant
and Sidney Collie walk into
the wilderness, having been
found wanting. Their failings
were as much systemic. as per-
sonal because there is noth-
ing’in‘ the electoral process
today which suggests a link
between victory at the polls
and fitness for the job.

Mr Ingraham, like all chief
executives, is capable of

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errors. Grant and Collie were
two of them, and doubtless
there will be more.

In appointing Vanderpool-
Wallace to the tourism post,
however, he may well do more
than redeem himself. He
could be pointing the way to a
new era.in politics in which
professional competence
ranks higher than political
oppportunism.

As a solid professional in
the tourism sphere whose
track record ranks with the
best, Vanderpool-Wallace is
well-placed to reassert the
Bahamas’ claims to be a des-
tination of the first rank.

His ‘appointment, though,
ought not to be a one-off.
There are sound arguments

for co-opting proven talent

from the private sector into
the political realm, and prece-
dents have already been set
with the likes of James Smith
and Sir William Allen.

The prime minister now
needs to look around in the
private sector for more péo-
ple — probably retired or
close to it — whose career
experience could be utilised
for the national good through
ministerial service.

Instead of stuffing the Sen-
ate with what one observer
called the “refuse” of politi-
cal life — failed election can-
didates and the like — the
main parties should be co-opt-
ing talent from private busi-
ness into the Upper House
and the Cabinet to tackle the
big issues of the day.

If crime continues to run out
of control, the Ministry of
National Security could well
be the best place to start.

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appointment points ae
the way for future

NEKO GRANT?’S removal from the Ministry of
Tourism, and Sidney Collie’s resignation as Minister
of Local Government, point to fundamental flaws in
our political system and the way we run the country.
Were either of these two ever suited to the job?

Did they have anything at all to bring to the table?





INSIGHT reports...

lm By JOHN MARQUIS

Managing Editor

R eeacne Neko

Grant with Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace as Min-
ister. of Tourism was not so
much an inspired move as an
acknowledgment of the obvi-
ous.

Whatever the field, whatev-
er the discipline, profession-
als are always better than
amateurs. They have the expe-
rience, the expertise, the
inside knowledge, the con-
nections and the commitment
that wannabes invariably lack.

Mr Grant’s performance as
Minister of Tourism was, by
all accounts, lamentable — a
fact brought home with
embarrassing clarity when he
was outflanked and compre-
hensively outshone by a pri-
mary school student at a pub-
lic presentation.

It was quite clear to every-
one present that the little girl
—a tiny tot with a big future,
it seems.— was a good deal

more inspired than Mr Grant.

when it came to promoting
new ideas for our tourism
product.

Plans

While she spoke enthusias-
tically about her plans for
making the Bahamas a better
destination, electrifying her
audience in the process, Mr
Grant fumbled his way
through a prepared speech,
citing revenue figures and pro-
jected costs, inducing deep
tedium in all around..

People vere left thinking:
so why was he ever Minister of
Tourism in the first place?
And why wasn’t an acknowl-
edged expert like Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace installed in the
post from day one?

These are interesting ques-
tions. And they go right to the





Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace



root of the problem created
by our political system. Cabi-
net ministers are, for the most
‘part, people with virtually no
qualifications for the job at
hand. They are rank amateurs
carrying responsibilities which
ought to be handled by pro-

fessionals, people with proven

prowess in the field.

Poor old Sidney Collie, who
fell on his sword after the local
government election fiasco,
was another case in point.
Heavily dependent on civil
servants who are supposed to
know all about these things,
he paid dearly for his trust,
and his failure to heed advice,
and was elbowed from office
in a little over a year.

“Tn the cases of both Grant
and Collie, you had two basi-
cally nice guys who didn’t
know what they were doing,”
said a media observer, “They
were so far out of their depth,
it wasn’t funny. So why were
they ever appointed to the

job? It’s something we all

ought to be-asking ourselves.”

Grant, a 58-year-old liquor
firm executive, has a sport and
business resume which makes
no mention of tourism. Big in
Kiwanis and powerboat cir-
cles, he was elected to soft-

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ball’s hall of fame and was
once chairman of the Grand
Bahama Housing Commis-
sion.

There was nothing on his
CV, or in his public persona,
to suggest that here was a man
to front for the Bahamas’

_ most important industry. And

within little over a year, the
consequences of his failings
were becoming too manifest
to endure.

A senior media figure said:
“With Grant, you could ask
questions about tourism and
know you were never going
to get an answer.

“When reporters came
around, Grant would sudden-
ly be on his cellphone. I have
no proof of this, but he
appeared to use his cellphone
as a Stalling device. He didn’t
want his inadequacies
exposed.”

With his predecessor, Obie
Wilchcombe, the country at
least had an affable, relatively
charismatic figure who could
— if required — act as a pro-
fessional “greeter” for the
Bahamas. Grant fell short on
every count.

In Collie’s case, the short-
fall in expertise for a local gov-,
ernment posting was less pro-
nounced. But this teacher-
turned-attorney, an island boy
made good, mismanaged his
responsibilities so catastroph-
ically that he felt compelled
to do the decent thing. Politi-
cal hari-kari was required and
delivered, so Collie’s one
claim to distinction will prob-
ably be that he set new stan-
dards of accountability in gov-
ernment, which is no mean
achievement in a society like
this.

Whatever its failings — and
there are many — the FNM
government is significantly
more impressive than its PLP
predecessor in several ways.

The hasty departures of
Grant and Collie are them-
selves indicative of a “no:non-







sense” style of leadership from
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham that would have served
the PLP well during its five
scandal-ridden years in power.
. Though far from perfect,
the FNM government at least
has a mechanism for removing
the incompetent from its
midst. Had Perry Christie han-
dled his party’s imperfections



“In the cases of
both Grant and
Collie, you had
two basically |
nice guys who
didn’t know
what they were
doing. They
were so far out
of their depth, it
wasn’t funny.”



A media observer

with the same aplomb, it’s
likely he would still be in pow-
er today.

However, Mr Ingraham’s
job remains incomplete. Dra-
matic measures are required
on the crime front if Mr Tom-
my Turnquest, the Minister of
National Security, is to be
allowed to stay in his present
post. In fact, his being allowed
to retain the portfolio in the
recent Cabinet shuffle was a
big surprise for those who
already had him earmarked

for dismissal.

While villains run rampant
in Nassau society, Mr Turn-
quest gives every impression
of being as clueless as his two
discarded Cabinet colleagues.
There appears to be no mas-
terplan for bringing crime
back in line, while Mr Turn-
quest himself is repeatedly pil-
loried as a man who is not
only out of his depth, but also
out of touch with the rest of
mankind.

Were INSIGHT to apply
the same rigorous scrutiny. to
certain FNM ministers as we
did in 2006, after the PLP had
been in power for four years,
there would be at least three
ministers earmarked for ‘Jok-
er’ status, even at this early
stage. Regrettably for him, Mr
Turnquest would be one of
them.

But he is not alone. Media
observers are developing seri-
ous misgivings about several
FNM ministers. “Too many
appear low-key and not par-
ticularly active,” said one
source. “This will work against
them. At least the PLP had

* the savvy to hold press con-

ferences to create the impres-

- sion that they were doing

something, even if they
weren't.

“With the FNM, you get the
impression that some minis-
ters see their jobs as driving
around in big limos, making a
few prepared speeches and lit-
tle else. It’s not good enough.”

However, shortcomings in
ministerial performance point
to an inherently flawed sys-
tem. Put bluntly, politics does
not attract society’s finest, and
few who reach ministerial



NEKO GRANT AND SIDNEY COLLIE: why were they in the Cabinet in the first place? |

rank have specialised exper-
tise to match their responsi-
bilities. Bs ;

Last week, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce hon-
oured top-performing business
people and entrepreneurs. At
the awards banquet were
some of Nassau’s most suc-
cessful managers.

What became clear during
those proceedings was that the
very best Bahamians, those
with genuine competence, flair
and business know-how, are
not parliamentarians. They
are people dedicated to doing
what they do best. They are
successful go-getters who
know what they are about and
get on with it.

Politics

They are not in politics .
because they have neither the
time nor inclination to be
involved in something so
incorrigibly and irredeemably
bereft of quality.

Government, therefore, is
almost invariably left to the
third-rate. Many politicians
were not especially good at
what they were trained to do
and saw politics either as a
livelihood or a supplementary
source of income. Some were
virtually unemployable before
reaching the corridors of pow-
er, and return to the jobline
when ousted from office.

And too many of them are
in law, a profession that does
not lend itself to big entrepre-
neurial ideas and creative
thinking, but is, of course,

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