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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
Publisher:
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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| By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune-Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THREE women, reportedly
the daughters and granddaugh-
ter of Reverend Harcourt Pin-
der, tragically drowned while at
a family picnic at Dean's Blue
Hole on Dean's Cay, Long
Island yesterday.

The victims, two sisters in
their 40s and one of their
teenage daughters, all Nassau
residents were on a family trip
tothe island. |

Renee Pinder, 41, vice-coun-
cil attached to the Consulate in
New York City; Faye Major, 45,
an employee of the auditor gen-
eral’s office in Grand Bahama
and her 14-year-old daughter,

Man killed in traffic accident

Deidre Major, all drowned after,

a family picnic went wrong.
According to police and
reports from the island, the
three were wading in shallow
waters of Dean’s Cay when one

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into the blue hole and could not
get out. The remaining victims
tried to assist, but all three died
when none of the women made
it to shore alive.

"Sometime after 3pm one of
the females was in the water

‘walking when it is believed that
she fell into some hole that per-

sons have been describing as a
blue hole and her other two
family members that were near-
by they went to assist, and as a

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bdean@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIANS are increas-
ingly creating homemade
pornography, and disseminat-
ing it on the Internet via e-mail,
with pictures of a naked woman
dancing at a beach party being
yet another example of this.

The still photos, called
“Bahamas Gals on the Wild”,
appear to be from a recording
at a sail-away beach party. More
than 10 women are shown danc-

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THE bodies of three Hait-
ian males were pulled from
sea in south-western New
Providence yesterday bring-
ing the death toll of migrants
believed to be aboard a Hait-
ian sloop bound for the capital
up to four, the Ministry of
National Security said.

The four men are believed
to be part of a large group of
Haitians who tried to smug-
gle themselves into the coun-

try.

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Govt pursues
legal options

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$4m from
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@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net





GOVERNMENT is currently “actively pursuing” all its legal
options to obtain the more than $4 million in outstanding customs
duties and taxes from Global United Limited, Acting Comptroller
of Customs Anthony Adderley said yesterday. _

Mr Adderley told The Tribune that Customs and other officials
are working to determine.exactly how much money Global Unit-
ed, which is headed by former: PLP candidate Jackson Ritchie,
owes government.

“We are working on it now, we want to cover all of our bases,”
he said, Te ;

Mr Adderley explained that in addition to Customs, Global

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TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@
tribunemedia.net

CORRUPTION within the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
will not be tolerated, and
those who fall afoul of the law
will be dealt with to its fullest
extent, Acting Commissioner
of Police Reginald Ferguson
said yesterday.

ACTING COMMISSIONER of
Police Reginald Ferguson

unable to effectively enforce
the law.



Putting it plainly, Commis-
sioner Ferguson said that a

“Tf you allow yourself to be
compromised, then your ser-

corrupt officer is a worthless
officer who essentially is

SEE page 14

Lawyer ordered to repay $200,000 to
client’s account, suspended from Bar

A SENIOR lawyer, ordered to repay $200,000 to a client’s account,
was suspended from practising at the Bahamas Bar for six months by
a disciplinary tribunal. — :

Andrew Thompson, who has practised law in the Bahamas for
around 20 years, has been ordered to repay the $200,000 sum in full by
September 18, or be disbarred.

Bahamas Bar Association President Wayne Munroe confirmed yes-
terday that a disciplinary tribunal suspended Mr Thompson from the
Bar for six months from July 17.

Although tribunals are heard in private, the panel decision is made
public, and Mr Munroe said he will provide The Tribune the full
details of the tribunal's findings when he receives them.

Andrew Thompson has been the subject of several complaints
brought to the attention of The Tribune.

He works in the office of his father, James Thompson, located in First
Terrace, Collins Avenue, Nassau.

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US visitor dies while
snorkelling in Abaco

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

FREEPORT - An American visitor in his mid-60s
died while snorkeling in Abaco, police reported
yesterday.

Chief Superintendent of Police Basil Rahming
said the victim has been identified as James Ford
Russell, 66, of Oklahoma, USA.

According to reports, Mr Russell was snorkeling

that he was not feeling well. After being assisted
aboard a dive boat, Mr Russell became unconscious

- and collapsed.

BASRA personnel and volunteers from Hope
Town Fire Rescue were dispatched to the location
and transported Mr Russell to the Marsh Harbour
Clinic.

Supt Rahming said attempts to revive Mr Russell
failed and he was pronounced dead by a local doc-
tor.

The body has been flown to New Providence,

around 11am on Monday near Fowl Cay, along with
a group of visiting Boy Scouts, when he indicated

where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the
cause of death.

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controls, but said when it bid for
the Games that journalists would
be free to report.

However, journalists arriving
at the International Press Centre

in Beijing this week, in prepara-'

tion for the Games starting on
August 8, found some websites
have been blocked.
International Olympic Com-
mittee press commission chair-
man Kevan Gosper apologised in
a press conference on Tuesday
for misleading journalists on the

issue, as the Beijing Organising ,
. Committee, BOCOG, has now

announced there will be limita-
tions on website access during the
Games. “I have also been advised
that some of the IOC officials had

’ negotiated with the Chinese that

some sensitive sites would be
blocked,” he said.

Bahamian journalists report-
ing on the Games, including Tri-
bune sports reporter Brent Stubbs
and photographer Tim Clarke,
will join more than 20,000 foreign

‘media personnel covering the —

Olympic Games on Monday.
Mr Stubbs was disappointed to
learn from BBC reports that jour-



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PEOPLE saich a rehearsal of the Olympic opening ceremony from a
viewing tower at the Olympic Green in Beijing, Wednesday, July 30,
2008. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games open on August 8.

nalists already using the press and
broadcast centres in Beijing have
been unable to access some inter-
national news pages and sites
dealing with issues such as Tibet,
as well as Amnesty Internation-
al’s website, which had released a
report criticising China’ s human
rights record.

However, he hopes the situa-
tion will change when all of the
media are present and the Games
begin. He said: “Thousands of
journalists are not going to come
from various parts of the world
and not make sure that every-
thing is in the right perspective
to get the job done, so whatever it
takes there will be some reprieve
to make sure it is done.”

Tribune reporter Paul Turn-
quest, 25; was banned. from news

and information websites such as
the on-line encyclopaedia
Wikipedia when he went to China
to cover the Caribbean Econom-
ic Partnership Conference in Sep-
tember last year.

He was admitted to China only
as an “observer” with permission
to.report only on the conference.

He believes his computer was
being monitored while he was in
the country to ensure he adhered
to the rules, and hopes journalists
visiting China for the Games are
not subjected to the same restric-
tions. He said: “The journalists
covering the Olympics need to
feel that they are doing it in a free
environment so they are not
coaxed into writing in a certain
way, but that they can do their
job professionally.”

Alleged housebreaker in court

B By NATARIO McKENZIE



A teenager accused of breaking
into several homes in the Garden
Hills area this month was
arraigned in Magistrate’s Court
yesterday.

Police have charged Montell

Heights resident 18-year-old:

O’Neil Holbert with housebreak-

ing as.well as stealing from,
* homes.

It is alleged that on Friday, July
4, olbertbroke into the home of
Christina Grey in Churchill Sub-
division.

It is furthePalleged that he
stole a portable. kv player val-
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alleged, he stole a Motorola cel-
lular phone, a set of keys and a
black Mitsubishi Diamente
together valued at $7,910.

It is further alleged that on the
same day, he broke into the home
of Lavonda Miller at Churchill
Drive. It is alleged that he assault-,
ed Ms Miller on the same day and
broke into her home again on
July 6.

It is alleged that on Friday, July
11, Holbert broke into the home
of Anthone Deveaux at Frangi-
pani, Street Garden Hills. ~

It is also alleged that on Tues-
day, July 22, Holbert broke into
the home of Leroy Ramsey on
Tulip Avenue, Garden Hills.
There, it is alleged he stole a
Mn’s Seiko watch and a Motoro-



la cellular phone together valued
at $300. It is also alleged that on
July 22, Holbert broke into the
home of Clement Smith on Poppy
Avenue in Garden Hills.

There, it is alleged, he stole a
black four-door 2001 Nissan Sen-
tra, a laptop, a Timex watch, a
mountain bike and a Samsung
cellular phone altogether valued
at $7,780.

Holbert has also been charged
with receiving the Sentra, valued
at $6,500.

The accused, who appeared
before Magistrate Derrence Rolle
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terday, pleaded not guilty to all
charges.

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16th century
graveyard
excavation
results to be
released today

RESULTS of the exca-
vation of a 16th century
graveyard will be
released by the Antiqui-
ties, Monuments and
Museums Corporation
today, it was announced.

In August, 2007
AMMC conducted a
ground penetrating radar
survey of the grave site
on East Bay Street across
from St Matthew's
Graveyard.

In July of this year,
officials ran an additional
two metre by two metre
test excavation unit on
the grassy area immedi-
ately north of East Bay
Street to examine the
remains of the seawall
and search for evidence
of the cemetery.

AMMC said the exca-
vation showed a dis-
turbed grave, revealed
18th and 19th century
ceramics, glass, metal
fragments and "the unex-
pected find of Lucayan
occupation".

The site was one of
ihree cemetery sections
associated with St
Matthew's Anglican
Church, AMMC said.

A POPULAR Family Island
festival was thrown into chaos
yesterday after BEC temporarily
cut off power to the public park
where it is being held over the
next five days.

Residents at Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera, reacted with fury when
BEC engineers turned off elec-
tricity, claiming the government

and festival organisers had not ©

paid bills for the site.

“It’s outrageous,” one source
told The Tribune, “people here
have invested thousands for stalls
at this festival. They could lose
their money and put the whole
event in jeopardy.”

“Tt’s something everyone looks
forward to,” said the source,
“This festival has been going on
for 19 years, but power at the
public park is essential for every-
thing to run properly.

“Tt seems the BEC people
came in and turned everything
off, which means we have no

lights and no plugs for things like
‘stoves and refrigerators.

“We were told that the gov-
ernment owes BEC money for
the site — but people here suspect
this is political, with PLP elements
in BEC trying to embarrass the
government.”

However, BEC general man-
ager Kevin Basden said festival
organisers were responsible for
payment of the electricity bill,
adding that the account is not a
government one. He said the

' power was shut off due to non-

payment.

Fewer armed
robberies this year
compared to 2007

ALTHOUGH ASP Clayton
Fernander of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force’s Armed Robberies
Unit is reporting fewer incidents
this year compared to 2007, he’s
still warning employers to be wary
of who they hire as there seems
to be a trend in employees con-
spiring-with culprits. 6 2 2

ASP Fernander revealed this
during the Kingdom Women In
Business Seminar where he pro-
vided several life-saving tips on
what to do during an armed rob-
bery.

He also shared some dramatic
video footage from a recent bank
robbery in which a bold unmasked
and gun-wielding bandit jumped
on top of a counter to make
demands.

During another part of his pre-
sentation, ASP Fernander showed
the women several types of guns
so that they would know what
kind of weapon is being used in a
crime.

“Despite the fact that these big
crimes are making the news, we
have experienced less armed rob-
beries than last year,” he said.
“Additionally, we are pleased to
note that most of the armed rob-
beries are either solved or being
solved. The public and police are
fed up with these individuals who
have no regard for life and don’t
want to gain money the legitimate
way. We are determined to take
down the minor crimes because
we are also noting that the petty
criminals graduate to the major
offences eventually.”

According to ASP Fernander,
employers must establish good
relationships with their employ-
ees to avoid disgruntled workers
attempting to “get back at them.”
He said it is essential for employ-
ers to get background checks and
go so far as to interview a candi-
date’s neighbours, to ensure he or
she does not associate with crimi-
nals.

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He said that in more and more ~

crimes, the culprits are connected



ASP CLAYTON FERNANDER: gives
tips on Protecting Your Business
nander is that “security officers
are more focused on customer ser-
vice than on securing the perime-
ter at all times”.

“T went into an institution the
other day and I was amazed that
one security officer played the role
of a doorman, customer service
representative and still went to the
back to answer my query,” said

ASP Fernander. “If you are hiring ©

a security officer please tell him
what his job entails. Find out if
they are trained by police officers
to read people’s appearance, recall
small details and if they don’t have
a weapon, make sure they can
ensure people act accordingly. Let
them know if you want them to
monitor suspicious vehicles in the

parking lot as well and keep a-

track of who is coming in and out
of your establishment.”

© School Plaids from

Kevin Basden



“First off, it’s not a government
account -- it is an account by the
Hatchet Bay Festival Committee
and my understanding of it is, yes,
the power was cut off for non-
payment. The power is, in fact,
on now (yesterday), but it is an
issue relative to non-payment and
the corporation is presently taking
steps relative to accounts receiv-
able and persons who use elec-
tricity are required to pay for it,”
Mr Basden told The Tribune.

Hatchet Bay’s ‘Bay Festival’ or
‘BayFest’ usually attracts between

5,000 and 6,000 people over the.

August holiday weekend.

’The family occasion attracts
Bahamians from Nassau, thou-
sands of Family Islanders, and a

LOCAL NEWS

- BEC temporar
power to park for festival

large turnout of tourists.

MP for North, Eleuthera and
Speaker of the House Alvin
Smith argued that the power cut
was an act of "sabotage" and
questioned why officials on the
island chose to turn off power the
day before a community event.

"This is sabotage. The festival
begins tonight (Wednesday), so
they chose yesterday to turn off
the power."

He said local churches and
schools use the park throughout
the year well into the night and all
have contributed to the account.
Because of this, 'Bay Fest' organ-
isers should not have to absorb
the electricity costs of the public
site.

Festival chairman Peter Davis
said the whole community was
deeply upset because they relied
so heavily on the festival to raise
money for the coming year.

“It’s something everyone looks
forward to,” he added. “People
run stalls at the festival to fund
school fees, pay for vacations and
other things. “This park is not
used just by the festival. It is a
community park used by every-
one, including church groups.”

Mr Davis said BEC had
accused the festival committee of
non-payment of $1,200 from past
years. But he said no demand for
payment had ever been made.

Mr Basden refuted this claim,
saying BEC made requests to
redeem payments from the
account holders, adding there was
no ill-intent involved in BEC try-

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give an account of when money is
collected, which doors are opened
and locked, when shifts change
and even their employer’s routine.

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hire,” he said. “Always remember
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RENT EDITGRIAU/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR i i mal

‘The Tribune Limited

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of I/o 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 1972-199]

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

Publ'sher/Editov 1972-

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The darker side of the Caribbean

THIS WEEK BBC World Service has been

_ exploring the “darker side of life in the

- Caribbean and in particular the epidemic of

kidnappings, gun crime and murder that has

swept through a number of what appear to be
on the surface idyllic, sun-kissed islands,”

The BBC dealt with the problems of Haiti

_+ political instability and lack of a police
force — and the drug trade of Jamaica.

On Tuesday the spotlight was on Trinidad
and Tobago, a Caribbean nation quite dif-
ferent from either Jamaica or Haiti. Trinidad
and Tobago’s economy — unlike the other
two islands — is bolstered by the oil industry.
As a consequence unemployment has fallen
to-five per cent over the past decade, but the
murder rate Has soared.

The BBC presenter read some of the dis- .

turbing héadlines, describing execution-style
-Killings, cultivation of marijuana fields and
gang shootings.
_ A police officer of 41 years standing with
thé Trinidad atid Tobago police force, blamed
imuch of the two islands’ problems on drugs
_ and the islands’ geographic location, which
hag positiofed them on the periphery of Latin
- America: Like the Bahamas, the location of
the two Ts makes them ideal for transship-
ping drugs north to the United States. Drugs,
he gaid, “bring guns.” Out of the drug culture

is bOrn gangs and gang rivalry, which ‘result i in

turfiwars.

“The problem has created a brain drain |

froth the islands. It is reported that four out of
every five university graduates leave Trinidad
i and ‘Tobago to séek opportunities abroad.
. 1 The BBC interviewed a Trinidadian busi-
Hees mani who left the islands about eight

"years ago. Last year he returned to an island:

home that was recording about two murders
a day. Kidnapping is also a major problem.
The businessman admitted that for the
’ first time he was frightened in his own coun-
try.
He realised that Trinidad had changed
when he found himself looking over his shoul-

“fe der, féarful that he was being followed.

Sir Ronald Sanders, broadcaster, diplo-
ntat, and businessman, who writes a weekly
column in both The Tribune and The Nassau

- Guardian, told the BBC that as a Caribbean
pérson it ‘would be difficult for him not to
be optimistic about his own region, particu-
larly as he is a product of it, but did not see
how the region could solve its problems
alone.

“We have the tzlent,” he said, “we have the
creativity — we need outside help and if out-
side help.comes from the Eur»pean Union,
the United States, the OEC — ‘he Caribbean
can survive.”

Sir Ronald — son-in-law ov Sir Shridath
“Sonny” Rampha’, the popular former Com-
monwealth Secre ary — recognised t that the
entire Caribbean area is in crisis — “a crisis
that has been looming for some time.”

He said that many of the islands were
among the highest indebted countries in the
world, in addition to which they were losing
their trade preferences in the European
Union market fo: their bananas and sugar.
This, he said, has t.ad an impact on the islands
and the opportuitity for pecple to work,
resulting in growir-g unemployment and high-
er pockets of poverty developing through-
out the region.

Sir Ronald agrees that drug trafficking is
the principal cause of the Caribbean’s crime.

The Caribbean. he said, sits squarely in the
middle of South America’s drug producing
countries and the North American market.
“So it’s a transit point — not produced in
the Caribbean, but transmitted through the
Caribbean.”

“Unfortunately,” he said, “Haiti is one of
the countries th-ough whicl it goes and
Jamaica is another. But almost all of the
Caribbean countries are porous in this way
and the drug traffickers have brought crime to
the region because they are recruiting people

‘within the countries, who then become their
foot soldiers, their turf wars and much of the
killing that has been going on has been with-
in the turf wars that have happened.”

Asked how far the islands share the same
problems or how far they ar2 unique, Sir
Ronald said that zenerally drug trafficking,
poor trade, money that could be earned from
exports is now b:ginning to diminish and
even tourism, the one bright spot that sus-
tained many island economies. is now being
affected by the U3 recession, and the reces-
sion that is starting in the UK. Also the high
price of oil has “hada huge impact because it
has pushed air fares up.’

There has been a cumulative effect, said
Sir Ronald, crime hasn’t suddenly happened.
Sir Ronald is convinced that no one country
can handle this arymore — particularly the
infiltration of druzs and guns.

“Lam convince,” he said, “ hat there has
to be a PanCaribbean approach to security.”









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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM not surprised that we
have swallowed the candida-
ture of the Junior Senator
Barak Obama of Illinois hook
line and sinker. —

Senator Obama is without
any doubt the most left-wing

liberal US Senator for some--

time to sit in the US Congress.

_The Americans might not
as yet, note “as yet” seen
through his mirage but many
of my friends have for along
time.

He reminds me of a cereal
manufacturer or a food store
that tries and tries so hard to
be the most popular product
or store and change their mar-
keting to suit the times.

Flim flam and
flam....Flip flop flip flop!

If ex-Senator Galanis does
not see that if Senator Oba-
ma is elected as the next US
President those who have
assets, money and wealth are
going to be his centre of taxing
then Mr Galanis would be
unable to see an object a foot
across in the waters of Exu-
ma! I expect if Obama is

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President all financial services
centres will be attacked again
— Obama has adopted what is
classified as pure European
Socialism and not Democratic
Socialism and when coupled
with an America led by a dis-
ciple of this socialism as well
as Europe being enthralled in
it just where will wealth find a
safe port?

It could be The Bahamas
but the Senator, Obama, who
Mr Galanis seems to support,
is already intent with the

Senior Senator Levin to close -

us down and every other
Financial Centre. There is leg-
islation tabled in the US Con-
gress.

If Obama is elected US
President don’t expect a new
President John F Kennedy
who for those who were

around during those times saw

leadership and strength in
JFK’s policies only to be
snuffed out by that assassin

bullet then we prayed that
Bobby Kennedy would rise
and bring some rational gov-

-ernance but again others did

not want that and he was
assassinated.

Barak Obama is no John F
Kennedy or Bobby Kennedy
and I suspect what is today a
close contest will widen as we
get closer and the current out-
side John McCain will be
elected the next US President
and our Financial Services will
be saved and an improved US
economy will follow. If you
think through the recent state-
ments of Rev Jesse Jackson ii
seems even the Afro-Ameri-
can community is now ques-
tioning Obama’s policies...
.that was no slip of a tongue of
Rev Jackson that was on pur-
pose.

Obama wants to tax the hell
out of everyone with money
— what does our Tourism rely
on? People with money and -
wealth —Mr Galanis you have
it all wrong.

ABRAHAM MOSS
. Nassau,
July 22, 2008.

Domestic violence must be taken more seriously

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ACCORDING to the radio
news the death of my friend
Bloneva Bethel was the “result
of a domestic dispute.” Could it
rather have been calied “an
unnecessary death due to the
failure of the police to respond
to a serious call for help in a
timely manner?”

The term “domestic dispute”
seems to make the death of this
poor, mutilated woman excus-
able, acceptable or something
like it.

Policemen I know have even
admitted to me that they don’t
take domestic disputes serious-
ly cause it is “private business”
or “usually gets sorted out.”

Well I am sorry for all the
false alarms and wolf criers, but
I can assure you that when I
phoned the police for help
many years ago when my (now

‘ ex) husband was ranting and
raving and throwing things at_

me and threatening me, that
when the police woman on the
phone said, “Well we cannot




come right now, but let us pray
together”, that I then had to run
from my own house and seek
help from my neighbours.

Luckily I am not Bloneva
Bethel — just the result of'a
domestic disturbance.

We could greatly reduce the
death rate of this country if we

took domestic violence serious-
ly. We could have saved soa
many women, mothers, daugh-
ters and sisters and soft ball
players — what will it take?

NO NAME
Nassau,
July, 2008.

We should all rejoice at the

EDITOR, The Tribune. °

‘Max Mosley case judgment

WE should all be extremely happy with to-day’s UK High Court
judgment in the Max Mosley case where a UK tabloid alleged
that Mr Mosley had participated in a Nazi styled orgy. Judgment
was given to Mr Mosley with damages.

Has this finally closed the door to tabloids and newspapers pub-
lishing salacious lies about usually public persons?

Certainly the judgment with a reasonable amount of costs of
approximately $120,000 will now put some weight finally to cause
those so libeled to take court action more often — Joe public is
finally armed to curb finally the printing of such vile mostly untrue

lies simply to sell a newspaper.

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Rotaract Club
invites public

to bring school
supplies for
Adelaide Primary

THE ROTARACT
Club of South East Nas-
sau Centennial is inviting
members of the public to
bring books and school
supplies for Adelaide Pri-
mary Schoo! this Satur-
day.

People with books that
would be appropriate for
children between grade
one and grade six are
encouraged to come
to the Mall at Marathon
between 10am and’
2pm.

“Every child deserves
to excel,” said the club’s
president, Daniele
Hanek.

She said that the club
chose to help Adelaide
Primary because they
“a small school where
we could make a differ-
ence and help as
many students as possi-
ble.” 7

“Education is impor-
tant and requires a lot-of
resources to allow
students to have the envi-
ronment that promotes
learning,” said Ms
Hanek.

According to the club,
the school has 150 pupils
and is trying to establish
a library.

The school’s principal
said that the school
would therefore love to
receive extra books,

along with school clothes, °

shoes and anything that
would facilitate field trips
or careers days.

Those who would like
to help out by volunteer-
ing their time this week-
end are asked to email
rotaract.senc@gmail.com.

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A LAWYER is calling for
action against a government
employee who is allegedly caus-
ing a “bottleneck” in the pro-
cessing of applications for prop-
erty tax and duty exemptions.

Lloyd C Johnson 111, who
practises in Governor’s Harbour,
Eleuthera, said “major prob-
lems” have developed which
have caused long delays in secur-
ing duty exemptions for historic
refurbishment projects.

He told The Tribune of prob-
lems arising over an application



@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

TWO men charged in last week’s seizure of $1.7
million worth of marijuana were back in court yes-

terday for a bail hearing.

A third man charged in connection with the drug
seizure is expected to be arraigned in court today.

Anthony Gibson, 32, and Marklyn Gibson, 31,
both of Village Road, were arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel at Court Eight in Bank Lane,
last Wednesday, charged with possession of dan-
gerous drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to
possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply,
importation of dangerous drugs, and conspiracy to

import dangerous drugs.

According to court dockets, the offenses were

committed on July 21.

he submitted on behalf of a
client, an investment banker
from New York.

“There appears to be a serious
bottleneck due to the actions of
an employee,” he added, claim-
ing the board which should hear
such applications rarely meets.

“Following my initial applica-
tion and approximately 24 unre-
turned calls to the relevant
agency, I was forced to write to
to the Financial Secretary,
Ehurd Cunningham, about the
delays.

EM Rim CLE UE I TED Cet PI

“My client, meanwhile, hav-
ing gutted his premises and
engaged a contractor, was forced
to commence the restoration
without the benefit of the
exemption promised. Mean-
while, nothing has happened in
the interim.”

Mr Johnson said he had now
received a call from a civil ser-
vant saying her boss was pre-
pared to grant the exemption,
but not a full exemption, since
duty still had to be paid.

This duty could then be

Both men have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The men are alleged to have been found in pos-
session of 733 pounds of marijuana.
The discovery was reportedly made near Stuart’s

Cove by officers from the Lyford Cay Police

Station.

nature.

documents.

17, 2008.

Inspector Ercell Dorsette objected to Gibson
being granted bail, citing that he has another matter
pending before the courts, although not of a similar

In exercising the court’s discretion however, Mag-
istrate Bethel granted both Gibson and Smith bail in
the sum of $100,000 with two sureties.

The men were ordered to surrender their travel

The case has been adjourned to February 16 and

Controversial topics under
discussion in ‘Off Air TV’ DVD

@ By LISA LAWLOR

CONTROVERSIAL topics
such as child disciplinary methods,
wearing a uniform outside of
school and sex before marriage are

. discussed in the latest “Off Air
~TV" DVD to be released.

In volume five of the series, host
Frank Penn discusses with educa-
tors Henry O'Brien, Mary Cooper
and Donald McCartney the topic:
"Discipline: Where do you draw
the line?"

The unanimous ‘decision was
that Bahamians have been influ-
enced too much by American ideas
of punishment.

Mrs Cooper noted that Ameri-
cans “have failed miserably in child
rearing. They are not a good mod-
el to follow".

Mr O'Brien said the effects of
old methods of corporal punish-
ment may be seen later in the
child's life, and can produce "psy-
chologically scarred" adults.

The current state of the arts in
the Bahamas was also discussed
by Mr Penn, who interviewed Dr
Nicolette Bethel, the director of
culture.

Dr Bethel said the cultural arts
are underfunded, and she doesn't
understand why — because in her
eyes, "tourism and performing arts
are supposed to be married".

To sell the Bahamian,culture,
to. go above just "sand and sea"
attractions, we must invest in cul-
tural affairs like music, dance, dra-
ma, visual arts and junkanoo, she
said. —

The most controversial section
of the video is perhaps the second
menu item "What do you think?"
with Mr Penn talking to Clement
Penn — who explains how the main
problem in the Bahamas is that
women who have children with
other people’s husbands no longer
respect the father of their children.
This, he said, teaches the children
to disrespect their father as well.

"Nowadays the women have
children for themselves,"
Penn said, "and too much women
have children".

Other features on the DVD
include the "We Funk Band"
music video "Where ya gonna go
next year?" which takes the view-

er through beautiful attractions in,

Grand Bahama including the birds,

Clement ©





FRANK PENN interviewed Dr Nicolette
Bethel (above), the director of culture,
about the state of arts in the country.

resorts and beaches.

Also featured are negative food
distribution practices in the
Bahamas and the successful stu-
dent basketball player Anthan

Bootle — who was awarded a full .

high school scholarship in Texas.

reclaimed from Bahamas Cus-
toms, as they had inadvertently
deleted the historic exemption
from recently enacted legisla-
tion.

“So, until it is restored, all list-

ed property applications must
pay duty, and claim a refund,”
said Mr Johnson, “This, by the
way, some 17 months after the
initial application.”

Eventually, Mr Johnson was
assured that a final decision
would be made by a represen-
tative of the antiquities commit-
tee and the Ministry of Finance.

“It would seem that after all
the publicity concerning the
advantages of the proposed leg-

loyee causing applications ‘bottleneck’

islation to assist persons in reha-
bilitating historic buildings,
including the much-publicised
revamp of Bay Street, the same
is, in fact, poorly operated and
with no follow-up whatsoever,”
he said.

Mr Johnson said he was sure
his firm was not the only one
frustrated in “this Kafkaesque
nightmare”.

The two-storey property sub-
ject to the exemption applica-
tion is in Dunmore Town, Har-
bour Island.

Mr Johnson said his client
wished to restore the building
in keeping with other historic
buildings in the area.

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Government refers Morton Salt
dispute to Industrial Tribunal

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

WORKERS at Morton Salt yesterday
expressed extreme disappointment with gov-
ernment’s decision to refer the matter of
their dispute with management to the Indus-
trial Tribunal.

The Ministry of Labour, in a statement
yesterday, announced that it is referring the

continuing dispute between union members |

and the management at Morton Salt over
the firing of a union executive in Inagua to
the Industrial Tribunal.

However, members of the Bahamas
Industrial, Manufacturers and Allied Work-
ers Union (BIMAWU) yesterday evening
were not happy with this decision, fearing
that it would just prolong the matter.

Earlier this month, unionised workers at
Morton Salt voted to strike over the dis-
missal of the company’s former master elec-
trician, Ken Rolle.

Mr Rolle, who is also an executive of the
Bahamas Industrial, Manufacturers and

Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), was
terminated in May after working for the
company for more than 30 years.

Secretary general of the BIMAWU Jen-
nifer Brown told The Tribune yesterday that
this move to the Industrial Tribunal was the
last thing the union wanted and will only
result in Mr Rolle being left without
employment for a longer period of time.

“This is not good, this is going to take a
long time. What is he (Mr Rolle) going to do
in the meantime?” she asked.

Dismissal

Ms Brown said in an earlier interview
with The Tribune that, since his dismissal in
May, Mr Rolle, who is married with three
children, is struggling to pay-his bills.

Union members had hoped that the meet-
ing with the Ministry of Labour last week

. would result in Mr Rolle being reinstated.

However, this was not the case and the
union said last week that some sort of indus-
trial action is “imminent.”

Mr Rolle is accused of reconnecting the
power supply to an elderly resident with-
out management permission after a discon-

nection exercise by the company, accord-

ing to the union.

He was terminated in May by Morton
Salt, which also supplies electricity to the
island.

Ms Brown speculated that pride may be
the issue for the company in taking the posi-
tion not to reinstate Mr Rolle after termi-
nating him.

Morton Salt management, however, has
stated that Mr Rolle was dismissed for vio-
lating policies laid down by the company
and for violating his contract of employ-
ment.

Earlier this month it emerged that Morton
Salt Bahamas had been sold as a part of a
multi-billion dollar takeover of its parent com-
pany Rohm and Haas, which was completed
by the Dow Chemical Company.

Morton Salt employs more than 60 per cent
of Inagua’s population, and it is unknown at
this time whether staff will be affected once
the sale is finalised by the end of the year.

New Abaco solid waste disposal facility to serve as test model

A NEW solid waste disposal facility on Aba-
co aims to bring relief to residents of Central
Pines, with Local Government oversight of
the project to serve as a test model for poten-
tial landfill management on other Family
Islands.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Environ-
ment Minister Earl Deveaux and officials. of
the Department of Environmental Health:Ser-
vices (DEHS) travelled to Abaco on Tuesday
to tour the new facility at Snake Cay and the
existing facility near Central Pines, which has
been a source of concern for residents both-
ered by both the condition of landfill and the
burning that takes place there.

The Central Abaco Local Government Dis-
trict Council has now been given responsibili-
ty for the site.

During a meeting with the council following .

the site tours, Prime Minister Ingraham said:
“We have chosen the Marsh Harbour Cen-
tral Abaco District as a test case to operate and
manage the new solid waste disposal site which
has been constructed by the central govern-
ment.”

Mr Ingraham pointed out that the current

dumpsite is a hazard and unacceptable, and .

that the government would like it to be closed
in the shortest possible time and the solid
waste already there to be transferred to the site
near Snake Cay.

“The Department of Environmental Health
Services,” Mr Ingraham added, “has moved to
an advanced stage in firstly, developing the
site and secondly, in putting out to tender a
contract for the operation and management of
the site.

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and efficiently. ;

“Tf they are able to do so, then we can do a
similar exercise with other islands in the
Bahamas.”

DEHS will, according to the prime aces
will send an officer to Abaco to ensure that the
site is being managed according to govern-
ment,requirements.

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The value of the contract for the operation
and management of the site is just over
$500,000.

Mr Deveaux encouraged District Council
members to see io it that waste at the new

‘site is handled in a sustainable manner, and

advised them to look into the possibility of
mulching and other recycling options to cut
down on the accumulation of bulk waste.
Regarding the current dumpsite, DEHS
deputy director Thomasina Wilson explained
that heavy metals and substances that couid
impact the water table will be removed.

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LIST OF ABOUT 190 NAMES POSTED OUTSIDE ON DOOR RAT UNION HALL

Former Royal Oasis workers receive
final redundancy payments from govt

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



FREEPORT - The former
workers of Royal Oasis
received their final redundan-
cy payments from the govern-
ment yesterday at the Bahamas
Public Services Union Hall in
Freeport.

A list of about 190 names was
posted outside on the door at
the entrance of the building on
West Atlantic Drive, where
cheque payments were made
between 8am and 5pm.

Dorothy Godet, deputy direc-
tor of the Labour Department,
said payments were made to
three categories of workers —
minimum wage employees,
. temporary workers, and super-
visors/managers — who did not
receive their full and proper
entitlements during the last pay-
out in 2007.

In December, 2007, the FNM
government made a substantial
payout to former workers, how-
ever, many of them were not
satisfied.

Mrs Godet said that labour
officials met and interviewed
those workers in an effort to
resolve the discrepancies.

She said a list was compiled
and reviewed by the govern-
ment.

“We had a lot of employees
who came in to complain that
they were either paid as line
staffers when they were eurer
visors or managers.

“And then, there were those
who were not paid the mini-

mum wage when their industri- °

al agreement expired,” she
explained.

She said that there were also
some temporary workers who
complained of receiving noth-
ing, even though they had
worked seven or eight years full

time at the resort.



“We had a lot of
employees who
came in to
complain that
they were either
paid as line
staffers when
they were
supervisors or
managers. And
then there were
those who were
not paid the
minimum wage
when their
industrial agree-

ment expired.”
EES EEE

Dorothy Godet

A bill was recently approved
in parliament to allow for the
government to obtain the
remaining money to complete
the compensation packages for

the workers.

In 2004, when Royal Oasis
Resort closed due to extensive
hurricane damage, some 1,500
workers were laid off without

pay. ;
The Driftwood Group, resort _

owners at time, owed millions in
redundancy payments to the
displaced workers.

After persistent agitation by
workers, the government decid-

-ed to pay the monies owed to

them.

In 2005, the PLP government
paid out $5 million to the work-
ers. At that time, more than half
of the workers with claims
amounting to under $11,000

Water company launches
month-long promotion to.
raise breast cancer awareness

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

kherig@tribunemedia.net

CONCERNED ‘about the

large number of breast cancer
sufferers in the Bahamas, a local
water company has decided to
increase awareness of the dis-
ease and raise money for the
Cancer Society of the Bahamas
through a special month-long
promotion. ;
Nautilus Water has
announced that it will be pro-
ducing its 120z and 1.5 litre bot-
tles in pink plastic, with labels
showing the pink breast cancer
ribbon looped around the com-
pany logo.
_ Through the sale of the pink
bottles, which will be available
from October 1 to October 30,

the water company hopes to ©

raise $28,000 for the Cancer
Society.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Nautilus’ marketing
manager Suzannah Eneas
explained that the company is
donating five cents from the sale

of every 120z bottle and 10 .

cents from the sale of every 1.5
litre bottle to the Cancer Soci-
ety.

“Everyone is becoming more
aware of breast cancer, there is
more press about it. I think peo-
ple are realising what a huge
effect its having.

“It’s impacting so many fam-
ilies, not just women, it’s
impacting on fathers, brothers,
sons. So everybody, the whole
community is being affected.
And in the Bahamas it seems
we have an extremely high
number of incidents, which is
very worrying,” she said.

The production of the pink
bottles, she said, is a huge com-
mitment and will cost Nautilus
$70,000 for the purchase and
import of pink plastic pre-forms,
new caps and new labels.

Mrs Eneas added that this
means Nautilus will have to
slightly increase their case
prices, but hopefully by no more
than 60 cents.

‘‘We’re hoping that customers
will make that commitment to
pay a little more for a good
cause. If it is successful, we want
to make it an annual event.
We’re a young company, this is
our first big promotion, we have
chosen breast cancer because
incidents of disease are a real

concern for Bahamians. If it
works out well, we will do it big-
ger and better every year, ” she
said.

Mrs Eneas explained that

because Nautilus is the only ©

water company in the Bahamas
to produce all of its own bot-
tles, it is able to carry out a pro-
motion campaign like this.
“We haven’t seen anyone else

doing that, not even in the |

States; really picking that colour
and running with it.

“It’s going to be a very exclu-
sive promotion. Its going to
stand out on the shelves, its

going to be really easy to find,” —

she said.

Mrs Eneas said that Nautilus
hopes to partner with more
local support groups and organ-
isations in the future.

“We are working closely with
the Cancer Society and we are
hoping to develop relationships
with the Sister-to-Sister support

_ group and with US Ambassador

Ned Siegel’s wife (Stephanie),
we understand she is conducting
her own breast cancer initia-
tive,” she said.



were paid in full. Those enti-
tled to more $11,000, received
50 per cent of their payouts.

In December, 2007, the FNM
government presented a bill to

By EWURABENA APPIAH

For the past eight years
’ Mediterranean Shipping
Company, one of the world’s
leading global shipping lines,
has called The Baharms home
and over time has tanformed the
way that thousands of companies
throughout the country do
' business. MSC Baharms 1s a
subsidiary of Mediterranean
Shipping Company SA. 4
privately owned company
which has its roots in Geneva
Switzerland and as of Iune 2008
has been operating 393 container
vessels with an intake capacity
of overa million TEUs (Twenty
Equivalent Unit) a year.
When MSC Bahamas began
its services in 2001, they began
with a staff of only 3, offering

Freeport Container Port with an
annual volume of less than 700
thousand shipments. General
Manager of MSC Bahamas,
Manuel Ruiz, can personally
attest to the tremendous growth
of the Baharmin company.
“Nowadays” he says, “we have
14 services through Freeport
with a volume of over 1.4 million
movesa year"using the Freeport
Container Port as the major hub
of operation.

In the most recent years
Mediterranean Shipping
Company has also begun
shipping to several new regions
as well. “We have opened new
connections from Freeport to the
Caribbean, and Central America”
Ruiz says ‘earlier this year we
officially opened our Nassau
offices, giving us but especially
Rahamians greater access to over
270 port destinations. This means
they have greater buying power
with greater access to cheaper
markets,” Ruiz noted, ‘plus
consolidating the shipping means
less cost for buyers. ”

Ruiz credits the suecess of
the company to the expansion of
globalization around the world,
‘the idea is that you can reach
mote ports with less vesvels, and
decrease the traffic time to rmny

most economic way to transfer
goods is through ocean transfer
and because of that, MSC has
facilitated growth averaging 30%
annually world vide.”

The successof Mediterranean
Shipping Company has also
translated into success for the
Freeport Container Port which is
one of Grand Bahama’s largest
employers. “The tremendous
growth Mediterranean Shipping
Company has had in the past few
yearshasmore than augmented the

six service options through the -

destinations. ” He added that “the -

parliament for the appropria-
tion of $4 million for final pay-
ments, but that amount was
insufficient, and another bill was
presented to parliament.

The Royal Oasis has now
been sold for $33 million to the
Harcourt Group, which plans
to refurbish and re-open the
resort.





MSC NASSAU ROUTE LOOKING TO EXPAND Pictured atArawak
Cay is the MSC Bahamas, which sails twice a week to Nassau from
Port Everglades, Florida on Monday's and Thursday's. MC Baha-
‘mas began its senrices in Grand Baharna in 2001 and expand to Nas-

sau in late 200%.

MSC's international presence inthe shipping market

means Nassau retailers can ricw connect with over 270 ports world
wide under one Bill of Lading, saving consumers much needed trans-

Shipment costs.

WSC is looking inte expanding its current route to

three times aweek and has already begun increasing its Nassau staff

to accornmodate this need,

outputofeontainers atthe Freeport.
Container Fort says Ruiz. The
container port directly employs
approximately 860 persons and
indirectly the number. is about
200 persons, “he says, “while not
their only chent Mediterranean
EE See

“Our new port
expansion into
Nassau gives us
a direct service
to Nassau from
South Florida
twice a week,”
‘said Alex Paine,
MSC Nassau
Manager, “due
to our expanding
requirements we
are looking into
expanding — this
service -to three

times a week!"

STE ea
Shipping Cornpany is one of the
companys biggest clients and
therefore one of Grand Rahama’s
largest contnbutors. ”

Due to the companies
continued suecess in Grand
Bahatra and the demand of
the Nassau cormpanies for their
service, MSC Geneva opted to
expand to Nassau in late 2007,
‘Our new port expansion into
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in their shipping needs and at the
end of the day none shipping
rates.”

Paine noted that since their

official opening in January wath

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_ ofhis Cabineton the MSC Lirica,

one of the company’s cmise ships,
business has steadily increased.
‘T think having a major camer
calling directly to the Nassau
market has caused an increase in
competition among the shipping
lines ”commented Paine, “which
should stimulate better customer
service and rates for all —a win,
win for consumers.” We have
seen this increase translate into .
rapid growth for us and our
skeleton staff of 3 has increased
to nine atthe end of Iuly2008.
MSC has not only had great
business success over the past
several years buthas joined thelist
of corporate sponsors donating to
keycauses throu choutthecountry,
“We contribute every year to the
Grand Bahama Children’s Home
and we contribute through Rotary
to several other charities as well.
We're not doing it to get our
names in the paper, but because
theyre needed, "says Ruiz. “At

_ the end of the day, we are part

of the community "he says “the
community is builtand developed
by the people that live in it, so itis
vitally important to us to continue
to contribute both froma business
and a philanthropic standpoint ”
Withiallsthis insmuind “Ruiz

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we have been etnbraced by The ©
Bahamas and we look forsard to
our continued growth here. When
Icame herin 2001 we had3 staff,
now we have fifty tao with a |
growing need for more, I think
you can safely say we are here to
stay!”



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wide, “for Baharnians this means they have greater buying power
with greater access to cheaper markets,” says General Manager
of WSC Bahamas, Manuel Ruiz, he added that “consolidating the

shipping means less

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and so many of them — have
bonded with their peers and not
their parents. The question is
why?

Children bond with significant
others. Significant others are
those who spend the most time
with them and impact them the
most. Usually these persons are
dad, mom, and siblings. Young
people who are being impacted
by peers will consider them to be
more important than any one
else. Some distraught parents will
unequivocally state that their chil-

dren prefer their peers over them. -
To make matters worse, men ©
are increasingly deserting their -

wives and children, and 57 per
cent of live births in 2005 in the
Bahamas were to single women,
according to the Department of
Statistics. Many children lack
basic literacy and numeracy skills,
and young males are murdering
one another at an astounding
rate.

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every day. Certainly economic
realities, as well as other factors
have assaulted family cohesion
like never before, yet parents
must grab a hold of what’s impor-
tant, or sadly this dire situation
will continue to escalate.

To top this off, fatigue and
stress at work leave some par-
ents drained and unable to spend
significant time with their little
ones, for proper bonding to take
place. These harried parents,
some of whom, barely make
enough money to get by, try des-
perately to keep their families

afloat while ironically their chil- '

dren slip away from them,
because their frantic schedules
hinder family time. Other par-
ents would agree that they’ve
hung their baskets too high. In
addition, some would say how
much they. struggle with guilt
because they know that they’re
not spending enough time. with
their children. Sadly several
would confess that their precious
little ones are bonding with the
caregivers more than they would
like. Reluctantly, a few would
admit that they have less and less
time to train their youngsters, and
therefore overlook key charac-
ter flaws that need attention.
Along with that, certain “friends”
at school and in the neighbour-
hood exert their negative influ-
ences, and before long children
are hardened in wrong thought
and behaviour patterns.

Some parents are shocked to



“Fatigue and
stress at work
leave some
parents drained
and unable to
spend significant
time with their
little ones, for

_ proper bonding

to take place.”



find out that their daughters
and/or sons are using drugs, sex-
ually active, viewing pornogra-

phy or chatting with strangers on

the Internet. Clandestinely, some
have joined gangs and often face
fear and betrayal; so how can
they learn anything in school?
They embrace gangs to find love
and acceptance, because mom-
my and daddy aren’t there, but
soon discover that they’re in over
their heads. Busy parents will
miss vital warning signs to indi-
cate that their children are going

_ astray. The CEO of a company

who steals big money, was steal-
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by him as a youngster. He was
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television, bad Internet, and bad
music. Clearly, wise parents must
make eyery effort to monitor
their children’s education, friends,
and activities closely, or risk los-
ing them.

A child is a precious addition
to a family and to planet earth, to
impact the world, we know not
how, to fashion inventions, we
know not of, to make an unique
contribution that can change the
world forever. We must fight
against the tragedies of abortion.
infanticide, child endangerment,
neglect and abuse in any form.
Parents who do not train their
children are by default endan-
gering them and others.

Child training is awfully impor-
tant because parents leave their
footprints not only on the sand of
the generation they impact direct-
ly, but also on generations that
follow—for the bad or the good.

- Weare in dire need of sober par-

ents who care deeply about the
future—their children, and
indeed, their children’s children
and so on.

A parent’s first responsibility is
to his/her family. How can a
man/woman who has untrained
children manage God’s children?
(in the case of Christian leaders-
1 Timothy 3:1-12). This is very
important because an untrained
child can turn out to be a soci-
etal menace, who wreaks havoc
on innocents. Our soaring crime
rate is a glaring example of this.
Parents who are too busy for
their children sometimes end up
using the money they’ve accu-
mulated to pay lawyers to repre-
sent them when they get into
trouble. Others mourn their off-
spring’s early demise because of
poor decisions. If the parent is
misguided, then the extended

‘ family, the church or the relevant
social institutions must step in
and provide the training and
guidance needed for that child.
Delinquent parents must be
made accountable. Parenting
classes should be made manda-
tory in appropriate cases, as well
as restitution, in the situations
where children of misguided or
negligent parents commit crimes.

The family is the basic foun-

~dational.unit of societyn. the family goes awry, so does the
nation. The parenting tips are
humbly provided to stir us up and
motivate us to invest more time
in our children. Some parents are
doing a fantastic job with their
youngsters, but many heed advice
and assistance. Too many par-
ents are just plain old delinquent
and must change their course
with urgency. Certainly, much is
at stake.

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RETIRED teachers in Nas-
sau are struggling to make ends
meet as fuel and food prices rise
dramatically, it was claimed yes-
terday.

Some are surviving on less
than $1,000 a month, with oth-
ers on pensions as low as $700 a
month.

“This is not a pension, it’s a
pittance,” said retired teacher
Charles Moxey, who says he still
needs to find work at the age
of 67 to supplement inadequate
state pension provision.

“I’m still hopeful of getting
work, but some people consider
people of my age too old to take
on. Over the last year, the rise
in fuel and food bills has been
noticeable and it’s adding to the
hardship.”

Mr Moxey believes ex-teach-
ers are particularly hard-hit
because they have placed too
much emphasis on becoming
well-educated - and educating
their own children - to amass
money during their careers.

“Teachers were never the
best-paid and they have always
placed great store by their aca-
demic qualifications.

‘They also tend to spend a lot

of money on their children’s’

education.

“Unfortunately, you can’t
take intelligence to the bank,
and many are now relying on
state pensions or their family’s
support to get by.”

Mr Moxey, who spent most
of his career in state schools but
also worked in private educa-
tion, added: “I get a $700 a
month pension, so I need some
form of income to supplement
that.

“T am still looking for useful
employment and I will be 68 in
August.”

Increased pension for retired
educators is an issue union offi-






cials will address, Bahamas
Union of Teachers (BUT) sec-
retary general Stephen McPhee
told The Tribune yesterday.

“Our pension is set with the
same general orders as civil ser-
vants so for quite some time I
know a number of educators
have been saying the amount
we get as it relates to pensions
needs to be revised and looked
at.”

However, because BUT’s for-
mer executive team entered
into a collective bargaining
agreement, where the pension
scheme for teachers was
revised, the union cannot not
request another revision until
2010.

Meanwhile, union officials
are meeting with financial plan-
ners to discuss setting up an
independent retirement fund
that would supplement the pen-
sion provided by government.
Surveys will be distributed to
teachers in September to gauge
their feedback on the propos-
al, he said.

“It is an issue that we intend
to look at and discuss with the
government.

“However, we are looking
from our end as a union what it
is that we can do for our mem-
bers. ,

“We’ve been having a series
of meetings with different finan-



cial firms in order to set up a
(separate) pension or retire-
ment fund — some sort of finan-
cial assistance.

“But before we make any
moves or say anything we first
have to get feedback from our
members.”

Unfortunately, teachers who
have already reached retire-
ment age will not benefit from
any future pension increases,
said Mr McPhee. ~

But union officials are
encouraging members to be
financially prudent and set aside
funds for their golden years.

“When we sign on as civil ser-
vants, we’re aware of the pen-
sion the government offers. For
some time now we’ve believed
that what we get as educators at

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US experts to give talk on oil prices, tax havens

IN THE spirit of encouraging independent think-
ing, The Nassau Institute has arranged for two experts
front the United States to come to the Bahamas to talk
about oil prices and the benefits of tax havens.

In September and November, Rob Murphy, an econ-
omist with the Institute for Energy Research and author
of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism”
(2007) and Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Wash-
ington, DC, based CATO-institute, will visit Nassau.

Mr Murphy will speak on “Record Oil Prices: Their
Causes and Cures” on September 11, while on Novem-
ber 6 Mr Mitchell will give a talk entitled “Tax Havens
are a blessing.”

Nassau Institute president Joan Thompson said: “We
are very fortunate that they are willing to come here and
speak and share their knowledge with Bahamians and
our supporters and to bring value to the country, inde-
pendent value.”

Institute vice-president Rick Lowe said that by bring-
ing the two speakers to Nassau, the think-tank — which
has around 150 members but which invites all members
of the public to attend its events — hopes to “influence
public policy.”

Mr Murphy “brings a lot to the table in relation to
energy” at a time of debate about what should be done
in the face of rising oil prices, said Mr Lowe.

“Instead of scaremongering about prices, he can talk
reasonably about what causes it and what doesn’t cause

it and hopefully some prospects for the future.”

Mrs Thompson added: “To understand this won't :
relieve the pain but at least we will make some sense of i
it, if there is any comfort in that; for some there may be.”

Meanwhile, Mr Mitchell will arrive in the country :
just after the US election - which some say might have :
a far-reaching impact on the Bahamas, changing the :
way the US views the Bahamas in light of its tax haven :

status.

Mrs Thompson said: “Dan Mitchell came here before,

in 2000, when they were going to put through all these i
bills which changed our banking system here in a }
tremendously significant way. Dan spoke then, saying :
that tax havens are in fact an asset to the world because :

they make tax competition possible.”

She added: “Our hope is that he will put to bed the :
myth that somehow or other tax avoidance, which politi-
cians try to take as something wrong, is bad. So that’s the :
idea: to make Bahamians feel confident that we should :
persist as a tax haven... because we are in fact offering i
alternatives to a world that needs lots of alternatives.” :

The Institute president emphasised that both men are }
“experts in their field” with “commendable track i

records.”

She said: “There is some comfort in feeling you’ve had
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The initiative is part of a
“musical treasure hunt” to dis-
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KGR says the competition
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Yesterday, Minister of National Security Tom-
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the country to Haitian Ambassador Harold Louis
Joseph for the loss of his countrymen while affirm-
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migrants "at the earliest opportunity."

On Monday, officials captured 292 Haitians
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decade.

Defence Force and Immigration officials received
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migrants — 228 men and 64 women — after their
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Some of the migrants were suffering from
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PAGE 14, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008 |
Govt pursues legal options to
obtain $4m from Global United

FROM page one

United also owes “one or two
other government agencies.”

Mr Adderley said that once
all assessments have been made,
Mr Ritchie will be presented
with a “final package,” detailing
exactly how much he has to pay
government and by what time.

“He knows about some of it.
Once an exact figure is known
we will give him a final time
period (in which to pay the
money),” he said.

The comptroller said he can

excess of $4 million. This sum,
he explained, accumulated over
a two-year-period in which the
shipping company failed to pay
its bills.

“The government is in pur-
suit of its revenue. Whatever
option that is legally available,
the government will pursue it,”
he said.

Global United has claimed that

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Corruption in,
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tolerated’

FROM page one

vice is compromised. The Royal Bahamas Police Force has
a responsibility to deliver quality service to the Bahamian
people; and we are not going to do it if we allow the organ- |,.;
isation to be compromised by corruption.
“And so it has got to be the responsibility, aim, and objec- |||
tive of those who lead the organisation to try and keep it as ;}
clean and free of corruption as much as possible. Therefore |
when you find people or officers in the organisation who
involve themselves in corrupt activities then they have got to:'
be dealt with. Not only that, they have to be seen to be
dealt with, so that everybody will know what the standard of ‘|’

the organisation is and know that if they compromise them-.| ~

selves and their services they will be subject to appropriate | -
action. It’s just that simple. I’m committed to that and that | ,
hasn’t changed,” he said: sly

Naturally, in prosecuting some of his own, Commissioner }}..
Ferguson admitted that he has not become the “most Pop:
ular” person on the force.

However, as he likes'to point out, he is not a part of any
“popularity contest.”

“Through the years, as I progressed in this organisation ‘}'':

and went from department to department, I often said from}
the get go, ‘I didn’t come here for you to love me, I’ve come |
here to do a job.’ te
“And I suppose it affected popularity, but that’s not what’
I’m about,” the Commissioner said.

“I want to give the best service, and sometimes when you |

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PRIME Minister Hubert
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At a ceremony at the party’s
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spoke of the contributions of
Captain Spencer Rose to the
Free National Movement

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liamentarians, officers, and
entire membership and sup-
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result of that they too experi-
enced some difficulties and the
three women apparently
drowned as a result of this
unfortunate situation," acting
Assistant Commissioner of
Crime Hulan Hanna said last
night.

According to a Long Island
resident, who asked to have
their name withheld, Mrs
Major's younger daughter wit-
nessed the ordeal and ran to the

nearest home for help. A male
resident of Long Island accom-
panied her to the area and
pulled the three victims from
the water.

The resident said none of the
victims knew how to swim and
believes they were not aware of
the blue hole's location.

The source added that there

are no warning signs at the blue
hole. ;

Four other family members,
including Rev Pinder, were at
the Cay when the tragedy
occurred. The victims were

reportedly planning to return
to.Nassau today.

Officer-in-charge of the Long
Island District ASP Stephen
Adderley said the bodies will
be flown to New Providence
today for an autopsy to deter-
mine the official cause of death.
He said yesterday's drownings
were the first for 2008 and the
only drownings at the site in the’
past six years.

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puters; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.

-Gary McKinnon — accused of breaking into mil-
itary and NASA computers in what he claims was a
search for UFOs, allegedly causing nearly $1 million
in damage — has lost his appeal against extradi-
tion to the United States, according to Associated
Press.

McKinnon, 42, an unemployed computer admin-

‘istrator, allegedly broke into 97 computers belong-

ing to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Depart-
ment of Defense fom a bedroom in a north London
home.

His attacks between 2001 and 2002 allegedly shut
down the Army district responsible for protecting
Washington, and cleared logs from computers at
the Naval Weapons Station Earle in New Jersey
that tracks the location and battle-readiness of Navy
ships.

That last attack, coming immediately after the
Sept. 11, knocked out the station’s entire network of
300 computers. NASA and privately owned com-
puters also were damaged, prosecutors said, putting
the total cost of his online activities at $900, 000.

At the time of his indictment, prosecutor Paul
McNulty said McKinnon pulled off “the biggest
hack of military computers ever — at least ever
detected.”

In his defense, McKinnon, known online as
SOLO, said he was trying to expose security weak-
nesses and uncover evidence of UFOs.

“TI was a man obsessed,” McKinnon wrote on The
Guardian newspaper’s Web site last year, describing
a year spent trying to break into U.S. military sys-

tems: eight hours a day at a computer in his girl-
friend’s aunt’s house while unkempt, drinking beer
and smoking marijuana.

In interviews, he claimed that his hacking uncoy-
ered photographic proof of alien spacecraft and the
names and ranks of “non-terrestrial officers.”

Prosecutors accuse him of deliberately trying to.
intimidate the U.S. government by tearing through
their networks. They pointed to a note written by
McKinnon — and left on an Army computer —
attacking U.S. foreign policy as “akin to govern-
ment-sponsored terrorism.”

“It was not a mistake that there was a huge secu-
rity stand down on September 11 last year,” he
wrote. “I am SOLO. I will continue to disrupt at the
highest levels.”

McKinnon was caught in 2002 after some of the
software used in the attacks was traced back to his
girlfriend’s e-mail account. The U.S. sought his
extradition, a move his lawyer Claire Anderson
claimed Wednesday was motivated by the govern-
ment’s desire to “make an example” of a man who
humbled officials in Washington by hacking into
their systems using off-the-shelf office software and
a dial-up modem.

Aspects of American cyber- security had been
shown up as “really shameful,” with some comput-

‘ers not even password-protected, said Graham Clu-

ley, a security consultant with Sophos PLC.

He said the United States appeared to be pursu-
ing McKinnon in an effort to flex its legal muscle
before the hacking community, which has watched
the case with interest.

“The overriding message is: You shouldn’t mess
with American government and military computers,
particularly right after Sept. 11,” Cluley said.





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MEETING WITH HEADS OF CARICOM COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS

Carrington warns about pessimism over _
plans to integrate Caribbean economies '



PROMINENT regional voic-
es are “losing heart” in the

ambitious plan to integrate

Caribbean economies, CARI-
COM secretary-general Edwin
Carrington revealed.

He said they are joined by
members of the press and “cer-
tain foreign commentators” in
predicting the collapse of the
CARICOM Single Market and
Economy (CSME) process.

Speaking at the opening of
his second meeting with the
heads of CARICOM commu-
nity institutions, Mr Carrington
warned that this trend could
threaten the region’s ability to
achieve its economic goals.

He said some of the doubt is
due to the Economic Partner-
ship Agreement with the Euro-
pean Union (EU), to which
Caribbean countries are about
to subscribe.

“Some is also due to the fact
that we have not adopted suit-
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ferences in geography, history
and culture, and notwithstand-
ing the fact that the experience
of some who have copied the
European model has been
somewhat unflattering. Mr Car-
rington said that while acknowl-
edging the benefits of pointing

to the dangers ahead, “one must -

distinguish between that and
the harm which widespread
negative speculation can cause
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when suggestions for better
alternatives are not forthcom-
ing.

“The deeper co-operation
and collaboration, to which I

‘referred last year, is obviously

sorely needed if we are to with-
stand the onslaught of nega-
tivism which turns a blind eye to
35 years of achievement gained
by the toil.”

Admitting that there are
stresses, strains and perhaps
even disagreements, Mr Car-
rington noted that “no living
family is without them”.

“Divergence of opinion can
be a sign of a healthy democra-
tic environment. What we must
guard against is, that divergence
becoming a cacophony and
thereby leading to a diversion
from achieving our common
goals. Indeed it would do us all
good never to forget the vision
and courage of the founding
fathers who gave birth to our
integration process in the wake
— and wake it was indeed — of
our failed federal experience.”

Mr Carrington noted that
since July 4, 1973, when the
Treaty of Chaguaramas was
signed, the institutions and
organisations represented at the
meeting have been working
with a view to streamlining and
strengthening the integration
process to ensure a more effec-

tive delivery of its benefits to:

the people of the region.

- “Who can say honestly that
the Caribbean Examinations
Council, the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Response Agency,
the Caribbean Meteorological
Organisation, for example, have
not provided the required ser-
vices and benefits to the peo-
ple of the Caribbean?” he
asked.

“Moreover, in 2001 the

_ Treaty itself was revised as the

community sought to position
itself to face the challenges of
the globalised world through
the establishment of the CARI-



COM Single Market and Econ-
omy (CSME). The institutional
structures to support this and
other initiatives ate currently
being put in place, in part to
ensure an equitable distribution
of the benefits of the CSME.
“The Caribbean Court of Jus-
tice, the CARICOM Regional
Organisation for Standards and
Quality, the CARICOM Com-
petition Commission, and the
CARICOM Development
Fund, among others, have all
been established. In the field of
health, efforts are well under-
way for the establishment of the
Caribbean Public Health

Agency in 2010- an agency that .

will build on the priority func-
tions for health, which are cur-
rently performed by a multi-
plicity of agencies,” he said.

Mr Carrington said that no
one, including him, is satisfied at
the pace of progress towards
the achievement of certain key
‘objectives.

Earlier this year in Nassau,
at the Opening Session of the
19th Inter-Sessional Meeting of
the Conference of Heads of

Government, Mr Carrington
said: Time is not on our side if
we are to achieve the goal of a
Single Market and Economy in
the time-frame that, you our

heads of government have set. .

And time is not on our side if
we are to achieve the “Com-
munity for All” as you our
heads have so hopefully script-
ed in your Declaration of Need-
ham Point that you adopted last
July in Barbados. All of this
requires our experienced lead-
ers, our new leaders and all of
us to put our shoulders to the
wheel and redouble our efforts
and to take our integration
arrangements to a higher level.
And time is not on our side.”
He added: “Ladies and gen-
tlemen, integration is not for
the faint of heart! Who would
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Neel youth Chait

lm By ERIC ROSE

THE Bahamas National Youth
Choir continues to celebrate the
success of its Austrian tour, dur-
ing which it won a first-place tro-
phy at the International Youth
and Music Festival and Competi-
tion in Vienna and two silver
medals at the World Choir
Games, in Graz.

Director of the choir Cleophas
Adderley said his team competed
against 11 other countries in the
Vienna competition. The World
Chorale Games in Gratz, he
added, was an even larger event.

“This was absolutely massive,”
he said of the games.

“There were 93 countries, 443
choirs — and some of those choirs
were massive with over 100 peo-
ple in the choir — and over 20,000
singers.”

The Bahamas competed in two
categories and medaled in both
of them.

The categories were also open
categories, resulting in the Youth
Choir performing against older,
more experienced singers.

The Bahamas received a silver
medal in the open folk music cat-
egory, competing against 46 oth-
er countries. They performed four
pieces, including a medley of

“Miss Lucy” and “Uncle Lou”.

and the more obscure “O Let



VIENNA, AUSTRIA — Members of the Bahamas National Youth Choir cel-

Donald Knowles

ebrate their winning the first place trophy, at the International Youth and
Music Festival and Competition on July 15

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and against whom we competed
sounded like recordings that you
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“The judges would immediate-
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shine on the world stage, they

must realise the importance of
hard work, discipline and setting



National Musical Heritage and
Research and Director of the
Bahamas National Youth Choir:
Cleophas Adderley poses with the:
first place trophy from the Inter-
national Youth and Music Festivat!
and Competition (Vienna) and the,
two silver medals the choir won at
the World Choir Games, in Gratz,
Austria.




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“It is only in this way that we
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SECTION B « business@tribunemedia.net

Bahamas must ‘fight’
to achieve 2% growth

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
’ Tribune Business Editor

THE Gov-
ernment will
“have to
fight” to
achieve its
projected 2
per, cent eco-
nomic growth
for 2008, a
former minis-
ter told Tri-
bune Business
yesterday,
with the Bahamian and global
economy unlikely to “bottom
out and turnaround” until the
2009 first quarter. .

James Smith, minister of state
for finance in the former
Christie administration, said
that with the US teetering on
the brink of recession at least,
and consumers being buffeted
by soaring oil, energy and food
prices, American consumers
were likely to cut back on dis-
cretionary spending on items
such as travel.

This, in turn, would impact
economies that were heavily
dependent on the US tourism



Economy unlikely
to ‘bottom out’ and
turn around until
2009 first quarter,
says ex-minister

market, with the Bahamas
among those most likely to be
“adversely hit”.
“T think you’re going to see
lower [hotel] occupancies
throughout the.rest of the year,”
Mr Smith said. “I think com-
pensating factors from the
strong Canadian dollar and the
strong euro will not be enough,
as those markets are too small
to offset the US decrease.
“We're seeing anecdotal evi-
dence of a slowdown all around.

It’s happening in terms of a:

higher level of loan defaults,
with banks making more pro-
vision for non-performing loans,
insurance companies are seeing
post-dated cheques not clear-

SEE page 4B

Bahamas ‘quite tardy’
on EU project execution

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Ediior

T. Hk
Bahamas_has"
been “quite”
tardy” in exe
cuting infra-
structure pro-
jects financed
by grant fund-
ing from the
European
Union (EU),
a government
minister
telling Tribune Business yes-
terday that the Government
had to find “a more effective
and efficient way” to implement
them. :

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said EU-
financed infrastructure prob-
lems were “extremely valuable”
to the communities they bene-
fited, particularly those in the
Family Islands, with the Euro-
pean Development Fund
(EDF) funds one of the few
remaining grant financing



Chamber concerned
on EPA implementation
costs and ‘capacity’

to effect obligations

sources the Bahamas could

» access.

The Government was cur-
rently assessing whether it
would submit any projects for

_ consideration by the EU in the
.10th EDF, to which the Euro-

peans have committed 100 mil-
lion euros to assist with
Caribbean-based infrastructure
projects.

“We have some projects in

the ninth EDF, and the 10th ©

EDF is coming up,” Mr Laing
said yesterday. “There have
been requests made as to what
our intention is, and we’re
working on what projects, if
any, may be submitted for that.

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he $13 million redevelépment
of a Bay Street shopping plaza

is already “about 80 per cent”

filled out with new tenant

commitments, one of its devel-
opers told Tribune Business yesterday,
adding that the area east of East Street held
more retailing “potential” than any other in
downtown.

Charles Klonaris, who with his two broth-
ers is redeveloping the Moses Plaza, situat-
ed near Bay Street’s junction with Eliza-
beth Avenue, said demolition of the existing
property had begun and was “well on the
way”.

When completed, the project was likely to
have involved an investment of “close to
about $13 million with the store upgrades
and what have you.

Power firm’s sales up 2-3 per
cent but below projections ~

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GRAND Bahama Power
Company’s electricity sales for:
the 2008 first half are about 2-3
per cent up on last year, its pres-
ident and chief executive said
yesterday, although they remain
below initial projections because

‘I don’t want to give names, but we’re

well on our way with tenants. It’s about 80
per cent taken.”

Mr Klonaris, who is also the Nassau
Tourism and Development Board’s
(NTDB) chairman, said the completed
development would feature 12 stores and
three restaurants, plus a marina on the har-
bourfront that will be able to berth between
eight to 10 yachts of 50-90 feet in length.

Cavalier Construction is the project’s
contractor, and Mr Klonaris said the devel-
opment - set to be called Elizabeth on Bay
- is scheduled to be completed in 12-18
months from now.

Together with other retail developments
and property investments taking place east
of the Bay Street/East Street junction, such
as the Bacardi concept store and Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC)
Cyber World outlet, Mr Klonaris said his
project was helping to create a different

* Grand Bahama Power's commercial sales 7% behind
forecasts as some projects not progressed as anticipated

* Company on track to achieve 20% reduction in
minutes customers without electricity

* Oil costs double in 18 months, with peak demand
projected to be above 77 MW hit in 2007.

retail environment to what was west of the
junction.

There, Bay Street was dominated by per-
fume, jewellery and liquor stores, but Mr
Klonaris said that the project initiated by
himself and his brothers, and others, would
make “retailing very exciting” in their area.

“It’s quite different. I think it’ll be a huge
plus for both tourists and the locals. I think
in a year, year-and-a-half from now, you'll
see it more pedestrianised: and consumers
walking that way,” Mr Klonaris said, adding
that the major obstacle - the Betty K ship-
ping dock - would likely be removed when
the commercial shipping facilities were
switched to Arawak Cay.

“”T think people are getting to realise
the importance of the city, both for locals
and tourists, and that it has the potential -
more than any other area - for retailing. It
will attract boith high and middle income
consumers.”

some major investment projects
had not progressed as anticipat-
ed.

E. O Ferrell told Tribune
Business that kilowatt hour sales
to Grand Bahama-based com-
mercial clients were 7 per cent
below the electricity supplier’s
initial 2008 forecasts, and said:
“We had projected a little more
growth than we’re seeing. We
had anticipated some things, like
the Royal Oasis, and other
things being a little further along



than we’ve seen.”

Mr Ferrell said he expected
the sales and electricity demand
trends experienced during the
2008 first half to continue during

the remaining six months of the:

year, with growth minor to flat
due to the stagnant state of the

overall Grand Bahama econo-

my.
While the arrival of a third

‘dry-dock at the Grand Bahama

Shipyard this September, and
the likelihood it will receive a

- been caused by a reduction in
“demand for Bahama Rock’s

ship before year-end, was set to
increase electricity demand, that
was likely to be offset by
Bahama Rock’s move from a
seven-day to a five-day work
week. :
‘Tribune Business understands
that the reduced work week has

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The path to obtaining

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UNDER the National Invest-
ment Policy, to meet the
requirements for accelerated
consideration of a permanent
residence application, the min-
imum investment for the pur-
chase of a residential home is
$500,000. The applicant must
also be considered a fit and
proper person by the immigra-
tion authorities.

It is important to note that
prospective residents will have
to meet other immigration
requirements for permanent
residence as well, such as being
of good character and providing
evidence of financial support.

The applicant must also state
that he/she intends to reside in
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this particular instance, the
application for permanent resi-
dency would be made under the
category of economic applicant.
This means someone is seeking
permanent residency because
of the investment in a residen-
tial home in the Bahamas.

The requisite application
form must be completed in

duplicate, notarised and sub-
mitted to the Ministry of
Labour, Immigration, and:

Training, along with the fol-
lowing documents:

1. Two passport photographs -

2. A police certificate not
more than six months' old, cov-
ering five years residence imme-
diately prior to the date of the
application or, alternatively, a
sworn affidavit in lieu of the
same

3. Birth certificate

4. Spouse’s birth certificate
(if necessary) .

5. Marriage certificate

6. Proof of immigration status
in the Bahamas

-7. Processing fee of $25

8. A financial reference from

a reputable bank verifying eco- .
, nomic worth

9. Two written character ref-
erences

10. A medical certificate dat-
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to the submission of the appli-
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11. Proof of ownership or
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by, Tyrone Fitzgerald

the Bahamas in the form of
copies of conveyances, deeds
or mortgage contracts

Of (particular importance is
the fact that a person holding a
Certificate of Permanent Resi-
dence, who wishes to include
his spouse or dependent child
under the age of 18, can do so
by having his spouse or depen-
dent child endorsed on the Cer-
tificate.

Under the International Per-
sons Landholding Act 1993, a
non-Bahamian or permanent
resident who purchases or
acquires an interest in a condo-
minium, vacant property or oth-
erwise, which is to be used by.
him as a single family dwelling
or for construction of such a
dwelling, must apply to the Sec-
retary of the Bahamas Invest-
ment Authority to register the
purchase. A Certificate of Reg-
istration is issued as evidence
of the registration of the pur-
chase or acquisition.

A permit to purchase or
acquire property is-required if

‘the property is undeveloped

land, and the purchaser would
become the owner of five con-
tiguous acres.

A permit is also required bya
non-Bahamian who intends to
acquire land - or an interest in
land - by way of freehold or
leasehold, if not in accordance
with the requirements for reg-
istration as mentioned above.
There is a nominal application
fee for both the Certificate of
Registration and the permit.

Purchasers of property in the
Bahamas normally pay govern-
ment stamp duty on con-
veyances, as follows:

For properties valued/sold:

Not exceeding $20,000.-.2 per
cent

Exceeding $20,000 and not
exceeding $50,000 -

4 per cent ae

Exceeding $50,000 and not

exceeding $100,000 - 6
per cent

Exceeding $100,000 and not
exceeding $250,000 -
8 per cent

Exceeding $250,000 - 10 per
cent

The vendor and the purchas-
er each pay half of the stamp
duty (unless otherwise agreed)
in a typical property transac-
tion.

The legal fee for most prop-
erty transactions in the
Bahamas is normally 2.5 per

‘ cent of the sale price of the

property. There are title search
fees, recording fees and other
disbursements that must also
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tion.

A 10 per cent commission fee
is charged on undeveloped land
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' mission fee is charged on resi-

dential or commercial property.

Properties are also assessed
various real property tax rates
on an annual basis, depending
upon whether the property is
owner-occupied residential
property or vacant land owned
by non-Bahamians, and the
market value of the property.

© 2005. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger-
ald. All rights reserved.

NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons read-
ing this article and/or column,
generally, are encouraged to
seek the relevant legal advice
and assistance regarding issues
that may affect them and may
relate to the information pre-
sented.

Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is
an attorney with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have
any comments regarding this
article, you may contact Mr
Fitzgerald at Suite 212,
Lagoon Court Building, Olde
Towne Mall at Sandyport,
West Bay. St., P. O. Box CB-.
11173, Nassau, Bahamas or at
327-3347 (telephone) /327-

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BUSINESS

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 3B



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

LENDERS in the syndicate
behind the $675 million loan
that Ginn Clubs & Resorts affil-
iates defaulted on have been
holdings talks that could see
them take an equity stake in the
company’s $4.9 billion Grand
Bahama-based project, sources
close to the situation have told
Tribune Business.

A debt-for-equity swap is
understood to have been the
key focus of talks between Ginn
and the lending syndicate, head-
ed by Credit Suisse, since the
former’s two affiliates defaulted
on their loan repayments at the
end of June.

Hard-nosed negotiations, also
involving Lubert-Adler, the pri-
vate equity fund that specialises
in real estate investments and
is Ginn’s provider of seed capi-
tal, have taken place throughout



By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



DESPITE the current eco-

nomic climate, travel agents yes-
terday reported that Bahami-
ans will be travelling en masse
this holiday weekend.

Diana Wallace, a manager at
Destinations, said yesterday that
despite what is happening
Bahamians were travelling as
much as ever.

“Bahamians will always trav-
el, no matter what. In fact, peo-
ple travel to get away from the
stress of what is happening,”
she said.

Florida, and Orlando in par-
ticular, continues to be the most
popular destination of choice.

“Florida will always be popu-
lar, as will cruises, and people
usually book these vacations
well in advance,” Ms Wallace
said.

Destinations also had a num-
ber of clients booking Family
Island vacations for this week-
end, particularly on those
islands hosting homecomings
and regattas. In particular,

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about half the
land ear-
marked for
the Ginn sur
Mer project in
West End
comes under
the defaulted
loan’s umbrella.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham last week confirmed an
earlier Tribune Business report
that infrastructure work at the
West End project would not be
impacted by the loan default,
as Ginn had escrowed the funds
necessary to complete this in
the bank. These funds could not
be touched or ‘called in’ by the
lending syndicate.

“Tn the case of the West End
development, Ginn has been

neue

Ten travel weathers ay

Marsh Harbour, Exuma and
Harbour Island remain
immensely popular, agents said.

Prices for hotels on Exuma
this weekend, for example, and
based on availability (not guar-
anteed) can start in the range
of $195 for Club Peace and
Plenty, to $390 for the Four
Seasons Emerald Bay Resort
and $600 at February Point, Ms
Wallace said.

She added that Destinations

had seen a lot of persons look- .

ing to get away without having
to bear the additional cost. of
airfare.

“We have been booking peo-
ple who want to’spend the
weekend at a hotel on Paradise
Island or Cable Beach, so that
they can have a getaway for a
cheaper price as well,” she said.

According to Treasure Trav-
el agent Debbie Richardson,
business has been very good.

“Sales have been very good in
spite of what is going on with
the economy. We have had a
lot of people coming in and
booking trips to the. Family
Islands for the various home-
comings and events,” she said.

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able to ring fence, in a bank
account, the monies for the
infrastructure and golf course
development,” Mr Ingraham
said.

“In terms of infrastructure,
all monies are stored away in
the bank.”

Ginn has been proceeding
with site clearance, infrastruc-
ture and marina development
work in West End, in a bid to
get the project ready for when
the economic cycle turns and
real estate sales rebound.

Residential real estate sales
for mixed-use resorts in the
Bahamas and elsewhere have
effectively ‘fallen off a cliff’ as a
result of the liquidity/credit
crunch in the global financial
system, which has made it very
difficult for potential buyers to
either access debt financing at

all or at the right price (interest

rate).
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more than last year. It seems:

like people are really taking
advantage of the long holiday
weekend to get away.’

However, she added that
while persons were booking
flights, they were exercising
financial restraints in their trav-
el plans.

“What we are seeing is that
most persons who are travelling
are staying with their family
members or friends, rather than
staying ina hotel to save mon-

y,” Ms Richardson said.

“Several other travel agents ©

told Tribune Business that while
their companies have not really
seen an increase in Family
Island travel, they have seen a
huge amount of persons book-
ing flights into Florida.

“Oh, business has very busy.
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in the economy, so much so that
it is very difficult for people to
get a flight,” said one agent.

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last year, with the majority of
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reign in spending have also
impacted such projects, and the
drying up of real estate sales is
what has pushed the Ginn loan
into default.

Ginn Sur Mer sits on 1,957
acres of oceanfront property in
West End. The planned 4,400
condominium and hotel units
centred on a 20-storey tower
with 1,800 single family resi-
dence sites were expected to
inject hundreds of millions of
dollars into Grand Bahama’s
sluggish economy.

Development of the $4.9 bil-
lion resort began in December
2005. Land clearing of almost
2,000 acres is 70 per cent com-
plete, according to Ginn Sur
Mer’s website, with the projec-
t’s core likely to be completed
in 2013.

Credit Suisse and the other
financiers agreed to delay fore-
closure until July 31 to allow

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restructured payment plan, hav-
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EU, from page 1B

Tiat’s still all n discussion.”

Bahamas-based projects that
received financing in the ninth
EDF round included the
Eugene Duptch Law School,
p us three or four small projects
ir the Family ]slands.

“I think it cene be extremely
valuable to us ” Mr Laing said
o' the EDF finding, “except
o 1r execution of these projects
his been quite tardy. We really
ned to find a more efficient
aid effective way to execute
tl ese projects, regard being had
for the conditions placed on
tk ese projects by the Europeans
themselves.

“It could be extremely valu-
able for the communities bene-
fi‘ing from these projects, but
we have not been very effective
ir. executing projects under this
funding mechanism. That’s
u.ifortunate.

“We’re working to find a way
tc make it happen more effi-
ciently, but its not happened

yet.”

GROWTH, from 1B

ir g; the const=uction sector is
si ying its slow; sales in retail
stores are off. By and large,
we’re seeing a slowdown.”
The Government had pro-
jected that the Bahamian econ-
ony would eajoy 2 per cent
CDP growth in 2008, having
re vised downward the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund’s (IMF)
p evious forecast of 4 per cent.
Yet Mr Smith said even the 2
per cent projection now

-aypeared optirnistic, in the face

o a deepening US housing mar-
kot slump, ccntinued fallout
fiom the sub-prime mortgage

lending crisis and increasing °

energy/gas prices.

“It’s going to be flat,” Mr
S nith of the Eahamian econo-
1 y’s likely performance in 2008.
“ fwe get 2 per cent, that’ll be
good, but it’s likely to be less
tl an that. The way we’re going,
it ll be an achievement to get
tl at.

“They [the Government] are
going to have io fight for that 2
per cent.”

The former minister of state
for finance added that the
Bahamian economy’s GDP
g-owth was likely to be “closer
to 1 per cent”. He said: “It
would seem to be, being opti-
istic, [that economic growth
will be] more than 1 per cent
aid less than z per cent.”



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The 2003 annual report on
the Bahamas-EU relationship
backs the minister up, describ-

ing the 8.9 million euros com-.

mitted to this nation under the
seventh and eight EDF funding
rounds as “significantly under-
utilised”.

The report added that a 3.1
million euro balance, some 34.8
per cent of that amount,
remained “uncommitted” and
was due to be transferred to the
ninth EDF round. A further 4.5
million euros was due to have
been committed to the ninth
EDF for a grand total of 7.6 mil-
lion euros.

Mr Laing said a major factor
preventing the efficient imple-
mentation of EU-financed pro-
jects in the Bahamas was that

they tended to “get caught up” |

in the larger, multi-million dol-
lar infrastructure projects being
executed by the Ministry of
Public Works.

With the Ministry and the
Government’s attention both
being taken by larger projects,

The former minister added

that the 2008-2009 Budget was
unlikely to have the stimulus
effect initially projected, given
that taxes had bene raised on

-many items, while public sector

spending was unlikely to take
effect in time to make a major
difference in 2008. This was
because a number of major pro-
jects, such as the airport and
roads, while announced, had yet
to start.

Mr Smith, who is now chair-
man of CFAL, said that while

his company had yet to experi-

ence the direct impact of the
slowdown, insurance companies
were seeing.a number of pre-
mium cheques failing to clear.

“Everybody is going to feel
the pinch, except the super
rich,” Mr Smith said. A further
complication was caused by the
upcoming US presidential elec-
tion, as American consumers
and businesses often deferred
spending until after the vote,

' when it became clear what the

new president’s economic poli-
cies and priorities were.

“T can see things being a little
difficult throughout the rest of
the year, and in the first quarter
next year we will start to bottom
out and turnaround,” Mr Smith
said. “That’s predicated on oil
prices remaining stable, or drop-
ping.” ©

One company that has been
especially hit hard by the oil
price increase has been the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC). Mr Smith said that
if the Government were to pri-
vatise the corporation, the
objectives needed to be clearly
defined and safeguards built in
to ensure a public monopoly did
not become a private one.

When asked if he supported
BEC’s privatisation, Mr Smith
replied: “Only in so far as the
objectives are clearly defined,
and at the end of the day it
becomes a more efficient oper-
ation.






the EU-funded developments
often tended to “drag on”, Mr
Laing said.

He explained: “You have
some major projects that the
Government is executing
through public works. To some
extent, they [the EU projects]
will suffer because of the enor-
mous amount of work to be
executed by Public Works.

“We’ve tried to outsource the
planning and engineering for
these things to get them speed-
ed up, but even that has its
delays.” :

Securing the EDF funding
was one of the factors making it
necessary for the Bahamas to
sign on to the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA), the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s trade advisor told Tri-
bune Business.

Hank Ferguson said it was
one of the few grant funding
sources available to the
Bahamas now, given that it was
considered a ‘developed’ nation
through its relatively high per

“Tf it does not lower costs, at
least there should be more effi-
cient pricing for consumer such
as large hotels to make them

more competitive.”





NAD

Nassau Airport

Development Company

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The Nassau Airport Development Company {NAD} is pleased to announce
the first of many requests for expressions of interest in the Lynden Pindling
international Airport Expansion Project. NAD is presently seeking expressions
of interest for the supply of landscaping material related to the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project. Installation may be tendered separately
at a later date to coincide with landscaping milestones.

submissions:





[NETWORK

BAHAMAS



THE BROADCASTING
CORPORATION OF THE BAHAMAS

is seeking suitably qualified company to provide

AIR-CONDITIONING
MAINTENANCE SERVICES

for its three (3) plants located in New Providence.

Interested parties should contact Mrs. Sharnett
Ferguson, Executive Assistant to the Sr. Deputy General
Manager at (242) 502-3941 between the hours of 9
a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, to collect a copy of
the tender documents from our headquarters located
on Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel Drive, formerly 3rd Terrace,
Centreville, Nassau.

Bids must be returned in a sealed envelope to Mrs.
Ferguson no later than Friday, August 15, 2008.

Interested parties are requested to provide the following information with

Corporate Background — how long have you been in business, location,
size, types of materials that can be supplied, etc.

Financial Capacity - bank, account manager, financial statements

Project History — previous projects or clients, size, and value

Contact List — list of previous clients with contact information

Please reply to: Mr. Derek Thielmann, Construction Manager
Nassau Airport Development Company
Lynden Pindling International Airport
Nassau, Bahamas, PO Box AP 59229
derek.thielmann@nas.bs

:

capita income.

“Tt is the only grant funding a
country of our claimed wealth is
able to receive,” Mr Ferguson
said. “It is one of the few
sources of grant funding avail-
able to the Bahamas.”

While the Chamber has been
supportive of the Government’s
decision to sign the EPA, which
will govern trade relations
between the Bahamas, the
Caribbean and the EU, Mr Fer-
guson said: “We do have our
concerns regarding the cost of
implementation, and our capac-
ity to. implement” the agree-
ment’s obligations.

Meanwhile, Mr Laing said the
Bahamas had yet.to submit its
EPA services offer to the EU
and the Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM), with the issue still
before Cabinet.

The EPA is due to be signed
on August 30 at Bridgetown,
Barbados, and Mr Laing said
the Government was still com-
mitted to signing.

The Bahamas, Mr Smith said,
would be “no better off” if BEC
was still in the position of being
a “price giver” post-privatisa-
tion.

f Interest


































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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 5B ©



POWER, from 1B

panies in the Bahamas and
southeastern US.

Elsewhere, Mr Ferrell said
Grand Bahama Power Company
was “right on target” to achieve
2008’s objective of reducing the
average number of minutes cus-
tomers were without service by
another 20 per cent.

“Our goal for this year is to
reduce last year’s numbers by
an additional 20 per cent,” he
told Tribune Business. ‘The
number of minutes that cus-
tomers are without electricity
will be 20 per cent less, and the
frequency of outages 20 per cent
less.

“We are right on target at this
point in time. We’re not where
we want to be yet, but we’re
making some good strides. We
anticipate making that 20 per
cent reduction target by year-
end.”

In the 12 months to December
31, 2007, Grand Bahama Power



Company achieved a 45 per cent
improvement in the minutes cus-
tomers were without electricity
service, lowering this from 1355
minutes in 2006 to 740 minutes.
Another 20 per cent reduction
will bring that to 592 minutes.
Mr Ferrell said the company
was “certainly aiming towards”
an improved financial perfor-
mance in 2008, having last year
experienced a $228,000 reduc-
tion in net income, largely due to
a one-off $1 million write-off on
a failed gas turbine generator.
“We've got activities in place
to try and make sure we’re run-
ning the business as efficiently
and effectively as possible, and
hopefully the island’s economy
will improve and we will have a
better year,” Mr Ferrell said.
“The first half of the year has
not been everything we’d hoped
for, but it’s certainly not been a
bad six months.”
Like its BEC counterpart in
Nassau, Grand Bahama Power
Company has seen its fuel costs

more than double - a 100 per
cent increase - in 18 months.

Mr Ferrell said that while the
company had paid $46 per barrel
for its fuel in January 2007, it
was paying $93 per barrel for its
No. 6 bunker oil product.

Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany’s fuel surcharge is applied
to customer bills when oil prices
reach over $20 per barrel, but
had no impact on the 4.87 per
cent base rate increase imple-
mented from April 1, 2008, as it
is a separate component.

Mr Ferrell said the base rate
was increased to keep Grand
Bahama electricity bills in line
with the inflation increases expe-
rienced since rates were last
increased two years ago, and
also to recover costs associated
with the $25 million capital
investment in improving the hur-
ricane resistance of its network.

“We’ve spent a lot of time and
money on the transmission and
distribution system since the hur-
ricanes,” Mr Ferrell said. ‘““We’ve

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Who is Vopak?

- _ Global market leader

With a history going back almost four centuries, Vopak is the global market leader in independent storage
| and handling of liquid oil products, chemicals, vegetable oils and liquefied gases. Vopak has terminals in the

world’s most strategic ports, with specialised facilities: product tanks, jetties, truck loading stations, pipelines and

access to road and rail networks. Products are stored for customers at these terminals, often under very specific
conditions, such as temperature control, or they are blended to the desired specification. Vopak’s terminals play a key ©
role in the transit: products are transported from the terminal to end-users by vessel, railcar, tank truck or pipeline.

High quality standard worldwide | .
Vopak’s terminals offer customers professional support in optimising reliable and efficient logistics processes. From its terminals, Vopak offers
its customers, who include governments and producers of and traders in oil products and chemicals, a high standard quality throughout the
world. Vopak develops its services according to the product, market and functional requirements, often working with customers and/or strategic
partners. For example, Vopak adds components or blends products: activities that add value for the customer. Vopak entered the market for
storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for import and distribution to a consumption area, with the first terminal for this being built with Gasunie
in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Vopak currently operates 76 terminals in 31 countries. ne

Sustainability is an integrai part of our business .

Sustainable entrepreneurship is the basis for long-term relationships with customers, strategic partners, employees, governments, neighbours
and shareholders and is therefore an integral art of the company’s processes and operations. In its decisions, Vopak not only considers
economic aspects but also longer-term safety, health, environmental and social aspects.. Vopak, therefore, consistently applies and enforces
strict Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) standards, rules, codes and procedures. Vopak’s policy is designed'to prevent its activities
from causing damage and nuisance. Vopak wants to offer its employees a highly attractive, international working environment with excellent...

opportunities for development. |

Vopak Values

People are the key-success factor in Vopak’s growth strategy. Whilst we have a global footprint spanning many nationalities and cultures we
all act and operate with a single set of values. The Vopak Values of Integrity, Professionalism, Improvement, Ownership, Service, Passion
and Agility provide the guiding principle for all our decisions and actions and help ensure a constant level of quality in our services.

What about Vopak in The Bahamas?

The Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Ltd. (BORCO) started life in the late 60’s as a refinery located in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Although the refinery was closed down and mothballed in the mid eighties, the terminal infrastructure continued to operate as a petroleum
terminal under various owners. In late April 2008, First Reserve Corporation and Royal Vopak NV acquired the ownership of the company,
and started operating as Vopak Terminal Bahamas. The terminal is being integrated into Vopak’s global network of bulk liquid storage and
handling terminals. | | |

Vopak Terminal Bahamas aims to be one of the largest petroleum hub terminals in the world, offering our customers the same world-class
storage & handling service they have come to expect from Vopak. Vopak Terminal Bahamas has set itself ambitious targets to reach this
goal. We have embarked on a multi-year program to refurbish the existing infrastructure (including the removal of the refinery that has been
inactive for more than two decades), significantly expand its storage capacity and capabilities both within the existing terminal (“brown-field
expansion”) as well as on adjacent land (“green-field expansion”). Furthermore the organisation is changing to become a world class service

organisation.
Opportunities at Vopak Bahamas |

To support'us in these efforts and help us achieve our goal we are looking for highly motivated, qualified and professional individuals to fulfil
several new key roles within our organisation. If you recognise yourself in any of these roles, have a service oriented nature and want to
work in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment, we kindly ask you to apply, providing us with (or enclosing) all the required materials.
The initial selection process has been outsourced to Global Fulfillment Services Ltd. Please submit your application (consisting of letter of
motivation clearly indicating what position you are applying for, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant diplomas and certificates) to:

Global Fulfillment Services Ltd., PO Box F-42607 *
Freeport, Grand Bahama |
Or by email to:vopakapps @ globalfulfillmentltd.com

All vacancies are open to Bahamian Citizens and or Bahamian Residents. Vopak is an sre Tel

opportunity employer and all applications will be weighed on their merits regardless of race and
gender. A psychological assessment may be part of the recruitment process. Current employees
are also invited to apply to these positions. All information supplied will be treated confidentially.
Applicants are to be aware that any inquiry made by telephone or office visit to Global Fulfillment
Services, Ltd in reference to any application may render it ineligible for process. Applicants will be
notified by written letter onthe status of his/her submission.

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Roles in Finance and Accounting
Due to the changed business environment, growth in business operations as
well as significant level of investment in the Company several opportunities
exist for seasoned financial professionals.

Senior Controller .
Responsible for management and development of the finance & accounting department
and a key member of the company’s leadership team, you will be responsible for all
accounting matters, financial reporting, budgeting, financial systems, and maintaining
the integrity, accuracy and timeliness of all financial reporting requirements. Besides
developing a world-class finance & accounting department, you will be pro-actively
improving the financial and operational performance by driving relevant business
analyses and initiatives across the company. You will have an accounting or finance
BA and preferably a MBA from a reputable business school. ACA or CPA certification
also is a plus. You will have at least 10 years of relevant experience with a demonstrable
track-record in leading and developing financial departments. You will have experience
with GAAP, IFRS. You will have an energetic, analytical nature and the ability to meet
deadlines and manage multiple tasks and priorities. You will have strong oral and
written presentation skills. Besides being a recognised expert in your field you will
have well developed leadership skills.

Financial Reporting Administrator

Reporting to the Sr. Controller, you are responsible for the timely and accurate reporting
of all consolidated financials including cash flow statements, related comparisons and
variance reporting to both internal and external constituencies. You will also be
responsible for coordinating the annual budgeting process as‘well as providing the
business with budget management tools. You will have a Bachelors degree in Accounting

or Finance with a CA or CPA certification. You will have at least 5 years of relevant
experience, with a strong technical and analytical background and understanding of
GAAP, IAS, IFRS. You are likely to have experience in internal or external auditing
with one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. You will be pro-active, able to work under tight
deadlines, and have the ability to interact with all different disciplines within the
company.

Credit & Collections Administrator

Also reporting directly to the Sr. Controller, you are primarily responsible for ensuring
timely payment of customer invoices and maintaining accurate Accounts Receivable
records. You will have frequent and significant contact with customers and internally
with members of the finance department as well as other departments.

Project Controller . .

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you would have a functional line to the
Senior Controller. As Project Controller you are responsible for the financial accounting
and controlling of the Capital Projects. Managing and balancing budgets, project cash
flow and the financial reporting related to the Capital Projects. You wiil have a
Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting or Finance with a CA or CPA certification. You will
have several years of experience in an accounting and controlling role. You preferably
have experience controlling large projects. You are pro-active, accurate and have an
eye for details. You are a strong communicator and are able to deal with people at
different levels in different functions both inside and outside of the Company.

Procurement Controller

Reporting to the Sr. Controller, you will be responsible for managing and improving
the procurement processes within the Company. Besides making sure the proper
controls are applied, you will also analyse procurement spend and together with other
departments look for ways to, implement the most cost effective solutions for the
company. You will have at least a Bachelor's degree in engineering, economics, finance
or similar field with several years of experience. Moreover you have a proven
track-record developing and implementing strategic procurement processes, either
within an industrial organisation or as a consultant. You have a strong understanding
of procurement methods and procedures and understand and know how to implement
procurement processes within organisations. You are highly analytical and proficient
in managing large databases within spreadsheets or other software tools, and can
exercise considerable independent judgement. You are able to clearly communicate
complex data and concepts to all levels of the organisations, with strong oral and
written presentation skills. ‘

Roles in Project Management & Engineering

To manage the various significant Capital Projects, Vopak Bahamas is setting
up a professional Project Management department. The department is headed
by the Capital Projects Manager who also is a member of the Vopak Bahamas
Management Team.

Project Coordinator

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for planning and
coordinating all activities related to the execution of large capital projects and coordinating

and expediting all site works carried out by contractors. The aim is to ensure safe,
timely and on budget delivery of these projects. You play an important role coordinating
between the project team and the rest of the organisation as well as with contractors
and sub-contractors. You will have a strong technical background, a BSc engineering
degree with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, coupled with excellent verbal and
written communication skills. You will be able to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and
take decisions under pressure. You will have had experience negotiating with and
managing contractors/vendors and monitoring the execution of large capital projects.
Experience within storage tank construction, marine constructions and/or the (petro)
chemical industry is preferred.

Contract Administrator

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for managing awarded
construction contracts for Capital Projects and safeguarding the company against
excessive claims for extra work etc. You will process and manage contractor claims,
file counter claims where appropriate, control change-order process, take minutes of
meetings etc. You are likely to have a legal background or at least have a strong affinity
with legal work and probably have worked within claims management department within
large construction environments. You will also have a sound understanding of
construction projects and related engineering aspects. You will be outgoing and an
excellent communicator both orally and in writing. You will be punctual and have a
strong eye for detail whilst maintaining clear sight of the bigger picture. You will be able
to work under pressure and able to manage and hold your own in difficult situations.

Project Administrator

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you will assist him in the general administration
of the projects, gathering data and preparing progress reports for management and executives.
You will also support him and the Project Controller in the administration of the project.

You will be precise and meticulous, and be able to work under pressure. You will have good
communication skills and be experienced in data analysis and preparing executive management
style reports.

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Project Planner
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you will
support the Project Coordinators in managing the logistics
of all the ongoing projects to ensure all projects are executed :
smoothly and mitigate project delays. You will make detailed project :
plans, measure progress, and assist in progress reporting. Where required
you will also liaise with contractors and other departments in the company. You
are likely to have an engineering background with several years of relevant experienc
in project planning and execution: You are familiar with project planning tools such as
Primavera or MS Project. You will be methodical and precise, taking a pro-active approach ©
to identify and remove potential ‘roadblocks’ before they occur. You are a team player and are*
able to develop creative solutions to balance potentially conflicting priorities. You have strong
oral and written communication skills.

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Project Safety Supervisor ,

Your prime responsibility is to ensure the safe execution of all project activities by making sure
the proper boundary conditions are in place. You will make and verify SHE plans, ensure proper
training and induction of key (contractor) staff, operation of an effective Permit to Work system,
incident reporting systems etc. and ensure compliance to Vopak’s Safety standards and Safety
Fundamentals. You will rigorously follow-up on any reported non-conformity and support the
Project Director in SHE reporting requirements. You will pro-actively seek opportunities to
further improve safety on-site. You report directly to the Project Director but will have a functional
reporting relationship to Vopak Bahamas’ SHEQ Manager. You will most likely have a technical
background but relevant experience with Safety Management is deemed more important,
preferably within the petrochemical industry. You will have good oral and written communications
skills. ;

Chief Project Engineer

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for ensuring the execution of
the Capital Projects per design and meets required specifications and standards. Furthermore
you are responsible for coordinating with contractors and others on engineering matters. This
covers both mechanical and civil as well as E&l engineering activities. You will have a technical
background, most likely with a Bachelors degree in mechanical and or electrical engineering.
You will have more than 5 years of experience in relevant project work and are both able and
comfortable dealing with contractors and specialists in all areas of construction. Experience
in tank construction or similar industry is strongly preferred. You will lead a team of Quality
Control and Assurance (QCA) Engineers specialised in the various engineering areas for the
day to day QC in the field.

Quality Control and Assurance Engineers

Reporting to the Chief Project Engineer, as QCA Engineers you.are specialised in a specific
area of mechanical, electrical or civil construction. You are responsible for the day to day
monitoring and supervision of construction activities in the field and the inspection and validation
of executed work, ensuring it meets design and specifications. You will also have a strong eye
for safety standards and safety awareness demonstrated in the execution of the activities.
You will have a technical background and will be qualified in one of the three engineering
disciplines: mechanical, civil or electrical & instrumentation. You will have several years of
experience in supervising construction activities and performing quality inspections.

To support the refurbishment of our existing facilities and prepare for growth we are
also looking to strengthen the capabilities of our Maintenance department.

Maintenance Engineer

’ Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for all technical & engineering
aspects of maintaining the technical integrity of existing facilities (both for land and marine
assets). Besides performing basic engineering tasks, this also entails developing technical
scopes for projects and executing these projects with outside contractors. Additionally you will
assist the Maintenance Manager with development and implementation of long term maintenance
strategy, maintenance plans and maintenance budgets. You will coordinate the execution of
maintenance activities with other departments (commercial and operations) to ensure minimal
disruption to ongoing operations. You will have at least a Bachelors degree in mechanical
engineering and have at least 5 years of relevant experience within industry. You will have a
sound understanding of modern maintenance strategies. You will be a highly energetic individual
and able to interact with different departments. A specialist in your field you still are able to see
the bigger picture and prioritise accordingly.

Roles in other Areas

Manager Human Resources

Amongst other duties you will be responsible for developing and implementing a long term
Human Resources Strategy to meet current and future needs of the company. This will amongst
other things encompass further professionalizing of key HR processes such as selection &
recruitment processes, performance management processes, training and competency
development processes, the monitoring and benchmarking of compensation structures,
development and implementation of merit based compensation programs, staff planning etc.
You will be part of the Vopak Bahamas Management Team and report directly to the Managing
Director. You will be a seasoned HR professional with experience managing HR as a strategic
function within large industrial organisations. You will be a strong communicator with well
developed analytical skills and a pragmatic approach to problems. You will have a demonstrated
track record of achieving results and implementing in a demanding and professional
environment.

Quality Management Administrator

Reporting to the Manager SHEQ, you are responsible for development, implementation,
continued improvement and maintenance of a pragmatic and first-class Safety and Quality
Management System. Together with respective staff, you will pro-actively seek opportunities
to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our work processes. You will have a
background in Quality Management, and have experience developing and implementing such
systems. You are motivated by Quality Systems that not only document and meet requirements
but that actively support and help organisations be better at what they do. You are very pragmatic.
You work independently and are a self-starter, but are not a ‘lone ranger’ and like to actively
be involved and work with other people. You are a good communicator and have the right skills
to translate ideas into pragmatic day-to-day practice.

Management Trainees

Vopak Bahamas will embark on a Management Trainee program to develop young, driven and
talented Bahamians to be able to fulfil various management positions within the company in
the future. The traineeship has a high degree of independence and flexibility and has no fixed
structure or program. The traineeship will be tailored to the individual and success will to a large
extent be determined by the initiative and pro-activeness of the trainee her- or himself.

As a management trainee, regardless of educational background and ambitions, you will be
exposed to all areas of our business. You will participate in Vopak’s Global Management
Development Training Program. You will find yourself working directly with senior managers
on a wide range of projects. It is not unlikely you will be working at other Vopak organisations
in the world for part of your traineeship.To qualify for a management trainee position you will
have successfully completed a degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics or
similar field at a reputable University with good grades.





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NOTICE

Request for Proposals
Investment Banking Services



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The Committee for the Privatization of The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Limited (BTC) is seeking proposals from suitably qualified
firms to provide Investment Banking services relating to the privatization
process, which is expected to be concluded by the end of this year. The
Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is planning to sell
a majority interest in BTC to a suitable investor.



The role of the Investment Banking Institution will include: close
collaboration with the Committee’s Privatization Advisors, KPMG
Corporate Finance Ltd. in providing advice to the Privatization Committee;
preparation of any necessary sales information; identification of a short
list of potential investors and participation in negonanons with potential
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Names and resumes of key team members to work on the project;
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A clear statement of pricing for services; |

Identification of any potential conflict of interest, related to the
project, on the part of the firm or members of the team who will
work on the project

Proposals should be amie by 5:00 p.m. (Nassau time), on Friday,
August 8, 2008 to:

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Lot No. 3 Yamacraw

Beach Estates

All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit
and one unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of

Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted



This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

All that tot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot
#1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase Il,

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

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

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in
the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being
No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising
of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area
of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85%
completed. The property is well landscaped with crab
grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.



DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with |
an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion’
of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels

under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in
design-with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft.,
2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling
is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.

Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE
All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being
Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue
on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
consisting of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs old,
with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which includes male &
female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storages inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front
veranda, 752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch.
This building is central air-conditioned.

Appraisal: $490,671.00

This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera
Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North,
Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.





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Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,

SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision,
situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey
building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $151,007.00

LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM
SUBDIVISION

All that lot of land having an area of approimately 5,638 sq; ft.
being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm

of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold
Road situated on the property is a 6year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen
and utility room. The Land is on a grade and level and appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open’from the front but has chain

linked fencing at the sides and back.

Appraisal: $197,107.60
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right onto
Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on the right
hand side of the road.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00 ae
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right -
with garage. ‘

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, beirig lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
Qyr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land.is on a grade
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the
: ~ year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
pee area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service $tation [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. —

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

‘ Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy

Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left (sapodilla blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.

ELEUTHERA

Lot No. 117, Lower Bogue
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
containing 14,091 sq. ft. and being lot # 117, situated on
Skyline Drive, in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the Island
of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a single story structure
still under construction and comprising of 3-bedrooms, 2-
bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and garage,
with a total living area of approximately 1,431.3. property
also includes a covered front porch with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 103.5 sq. ft. this structure is approximately
65 % completed and is a new construction.

Appraisal: $127,399.00.
This property is situated on Skyline Drive in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera.

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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;
outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running theregn for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00



Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

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

Appraisal: $80,000.00 ‘



Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”










LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation
and ,unning thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00





MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated “F”
which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and
abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said 4
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., i
back patio-380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.
Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: —
Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept,
with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard.
The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the
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APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

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MURPHY TOWN ABACO

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family wooden structure, 25ft by 40
ft with asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen.
This house is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without repairs it. is not
-| more than about 5 years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of
§| approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane. ;

Appraisal: $72,250.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white.

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Lot No. 9, Workers Bank Subdivision .
All that lot of land being Lot No. 9, in the subdivision known as Workers Bank Subdivision situated in the western district of. New Providence, - id
Bahamas. Having an area of approximately 5,600 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a3 year old single storey single family residence comprising ¢
of approximately 1,220 sq., ft of enclosed living space and consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen, ventilation
is provided by ceiling fans. . :

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Appraisal: $176,494.50. ; 1

Travelling west on Harrold Road pass the round about of Sir Milo Butler Highway & take the 1st corner left between The Testing & Valuation i
building & The Workers Laundrymat, travel over the hill & the subject property will be located on the right side of the street painted all white,





Lot No. 359, Elizabeth Estates

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| All that lot of land being Lot No..359, in the subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas &
having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 22 year old single family residence comprising of approximately
871 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but appears to be
sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees

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Appraisal: $123,425.00

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Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates — Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma
Gibson Primary School & turn right — St. Vincent Ave. the subject property will be located on the next corner on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St.
Vincent Avenue painted all white.





Lot No. 4, Jimmy Hill, Great Exuma

All that piece parcel or lot of land comprising of Lot No. 4 (6:50 acres) situated in Jimmy Hill on the Island of Great Exuma, in The Bahamas. This 4
encompasses a single storey building of 8” L-L wood sitting 3x8 concrete slabs with approximately 1,915 sq. ft. of enclosed living space and consisting - rH
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining and kitchen. The building appears to be structurally weak and in bad condition due to salt air exposure. It 4
should be notes that the location of the residence close to.the ocean warrants constant maintenance. this property is zonned multi family. i
Appraisal: $1,363,631.20

This property is located about 8 miles northwest of the principle settlement, George Town on the Island of Great Exuma. a i



Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision

All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the subdivision known as Kennedy Subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas F
& having an area of approximately 4,158 sq. ft. located on the subject property is an approximately 30 year old single family residence comprising a
of approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining & kitchen. The land is on a grade & level;
however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possiblity of flooding during heavy rainy periods 3

Appraisal: $109,398.00



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Take the main entrance into Kennedy Subdivision from Soldier Road, travel all the way toward Pinewood Gardens, the take the last corner right
heading toward malcolm allotment the subject property will be the 5th house on the left side of the street painted light green trimmed dark green.

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Lot No. 2978/79, Sir Lynden Pindling Estates

all that lot of land being Lot No. 2978/79, in the subdivision known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estate situated in the southern district of New Providence,
Bahamas & having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single family residence comprising of
approximately 845 sq., ft of enclosed living space consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & utility room. The land is on a
grade & level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possiblity of flooding during heavy rainy periods

Appraisal: $134,508.00



Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway, turn through Lady Maguerite Pindling Ave. take the 2nd corner left then Ist left- Michelle Ave. the i
subject property will be about the 13th house on the right side of the street painted all yellow. i



BLACKWOOD, ABACO — Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates f

All that lot of land having an area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
Hills Estates, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is vacant land and is zonned residential - single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal

conditions.
a ; APPRAISAL: $219,354.40 Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to

Hillside Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right i
on orange Blossom Ave & the subject property is the 2nd on the left side. f

Appraisal: $65,000.00 4

The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point i
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is-a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed | All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract “A” &

living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured. | being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on 4
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and

Appraisal: $97,214.00 services available. 4

Appraisal: $65,832.00 f

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about midways .
through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located | This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard. district.

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NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal ;

Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation | All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and

with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district

as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.

said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. A
Appraisal: $290,000.00 4

Appraisai: $41,275.00 Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property i
. on the left hand side of the road near the pond.

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Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that fot of land paving an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the






No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES















subdivision. known as

an mn Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District

on the island of New

» Providence.
_Located on the = subject
“property is a newly con-

structed single storey structure
comprising 6,000 feet of living
space with a three Car Garage.
s 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a

The building |
ng. family room, kitchen, laundry and generator

half baths study, living/dini
room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay,
the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive.
seventh on the right hand side of the road.

take the road heading west into Westridge, take
Subject property will be about the

SLOSKLSSHTSSTOSGCHSLOFLOFTOGRKRSEROSES

Lot. #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00

A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit atthe front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet
of living space. . A middle. structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of
living space thats 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the

property up to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has

two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining hoe ee
areas and kitchen.

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Rd, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just
before reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road
after passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right
side of the road.



SHMOAHOCEMOERDOHSOHAORHODHEORHOH

LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
O

Appraisal

ny «ey The subject property

rg consisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square feet
lof floor area on the
ground floor, a porch
jarea of 437 square
feet and second floor
area of 735 square

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second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on
' opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.

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LOT #1440 GOLDEN GATES .
4 Located on this 6,000 square feet
‘property is a split level single
family dwelling comprising four
bedrooms, two and a_- half
bathrooms, living and dining
rooms, kitchen and TV room,
Attached to the main house is
two one bedroom apartments.



Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church,
Cedar Way, then take first corner on the right, Tangerine Street. Subject will be about
the second on the right hand side of the road.

DORKSRHODKEDOESORHOOESOREDRHOCH OE

Appraisal: $183,000.00

All that piece parcel or tot of
land with an area of
approximately 5,393 square feet
being lot number 1 of the
subdivision known as Canon
John Pugh Estates. Located on
the said property is a three-
year-old single family residence
of approximately 1, 200 square
feet of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, two
q bathrooms, living. dining, utility
~ rooms and kitchen.

Directions: Travelling on Fox Hill Road North off Prince Charles, take first corner on
the left, go pass Fox Dale entrance, pass Freddie Munnings Estates towards Saint
Augustine’s College, take first right, and the first right again, subject property is
located on the corner on the left side, painted olive green and white.

CANON JOHN PUGH ESTATES



















































- $303,000.00

“feet. The building is.
of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The ground floor
comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and family room. The

Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road

Appraisal: $335,000.00

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NEW PROVIDENCE

Lot 3395/96
SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES



‘Appraisal: $197,000.00

All that area of land having an
area of approximately 6,000
square feet being lot number
3395/96 in the subdivision
known as Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates situated in the
southern district of the Island
of New Providence.

Located on this property is a
three years old single family
residence consisting
approximately 1,425 square
feet of living space inclusive of
three bedrooms, two

bathrooms, living, dining, utility rooms and kitchen.
Directions: Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway turn onto Lady Margurite

Pindling Avenue, Take the second corner on the left. Subject project will be the 15th
on the left painted orange, trimmed white.

DUPLEX
EMERALD RIDGE Appraisal: $189,000.00 »

All that lot of land having an area of
5,100 square feet (50x101) being
lot 54 of the Subdivision known as



Emerald Ridge, situate in the
Southern District - of New
| Providence. The property is

f elevated and on a level grade and
zoned as_— single/multi family
f residential. Located. on the subject
property is a 25-30 year old duplex
apartment consisting of
approximately 1,325 square feet of
|enclosed living. space. Each
apartment comprises two

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

Directions: From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christie Academy, take corner all the

way towards Red Land Acres. Subject is located on the left going over the hill,
painted white trimmed light blue.

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2 Storey House

VISTA MARINA Appraisal: $686,374.40

All that lot of land having an area of

6,794 square feet, of the

‘ - subdivision known as Vista Marina,
_ situate in the Western District of

New Providence. The property is on
‘a level grade and zoned as single
family residential, Located on the
subject property is a 7-year-old
single family two storey residence
consisting of approximately 2,756
square feet of enclosed living
space. The ground floor comprises
one bathroom, laundry room, dining
room, sunken living room, family

room, Kitchen, entrance and rear porch. The first floor comprises three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony overlooking the. ocean, The
Master bedroom is very large and features a walk in cedar lined closet.
Windows are double glazed hurricane impact. Ventilation is by central air-
conditioning and ceiling fans.



Directions: Take West Bay Street heading West te Go Slow Bend, continue West just
eee reaching the Moorings. Subject is located on the left hand side of West Bay
treet. ;

SHKROGRISEHVSOFROTROSERESHEHEEROTHEOS

Incomplete Apartment Building, Lot B
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD Appraisal: $391,000.00

Located on the subject property of
9,500 square feet, is a proposed
five unit apartment complex of
approximately 4,729 square feet of
enclosed living space. The space
consist of unit #1 consisting of two
- two bedrooms, one bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen for a total of
690 square feet of enclosed living
space each. Units two and four
consists of one bedroom, one
bathroom, living, dining and kitchen
for a total of approximately 440

square feet of enclosed living space each. Unit 5 will consist of 3
bedrooms, powder room, living, dining, kitchen, family room, breakfast bar
and laundry.






Directions: From Fox Hill Road, take Yamacraw Hill Road, proceed approximately 1.7
miles pass Port New Providence, subject property is on the Southern side of the road
fenced in.










LOT 907 Appraisal: $50,000.00
PINEWOOD GARDENS SUBDIVISION

All that area of land having an area of approximately 5,000 square feet
being lot number 907.
Directions: From East Street South, take Sapodilla Boulevard, turn onto Wild Guava

Street, turn left onto Cascarilla Street. Continue travelling East. Subject property is
vacant lot between house 906 and 908.



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034 -— E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com or

PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077 — E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
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FREEPORT



Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
Appraisal: $718,000.00

FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA



Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two
incomplete buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet
inclusive of Living and dining area with full service kitchen three
bedrooms inclusive of Master bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

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Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA __ Appraisal: $337,000.00



All that lot of land having an area of 16, §33 sq. ft. belrig lot No. 37 of
the subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and
Bahamia Section 4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on
this property is a structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure
which covers approximately (3,058) square feet, Apartment consisting
of two 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath,
spacious living and dining room, full service kitchen, a laundry and
utility room, foyer/hallway with linen and storage closet. The property
is fully secured by six foot plastic coated chain-link fence runs along
the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot wall, with 5 foot
pillars at front with electronic gate. i?

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Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00
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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and jaundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

PHOKHHEHRSORSORESEESOKRSORHHARHSHRS

Lot 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00

The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a



sunken living room with
fireplace: and chimney, a
dining area, a_ full service

kitchen, a family room with
adjoining laundry and storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a
hallway bathroom. Three auxillary bedrooms with closets and a master
bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom.

SHKKEEASORHORHSOHRKOTHHOHNSHHBIAHSE

Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built 1,900,
square feet of living space single °
family dwelling comprising an |,
entrance porch, four bedrooms, ©
two bathrooms and kitchen; a _
living, dining, powder and laundry |
room with adequate closet and
storage space.

Appraisal: $219,614.00
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DERBY
UNTT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a single
family residential area.











-single/multi family property is a 20-

The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is

3,645 square feet of living accommodations,
baths, with laundry and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest
cottage of 600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket
fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property,



Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Located on this .35 of an acre
property is a sixteen-year-old
single family residence
comprising four bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining,
storage, utility and laundry
rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and den, The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.

Appraisal: $254,355.00



SHRLOGROHREGPROOROHREOREOHROHRLS

Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE

The subject jot contains an
approximate area of (17,789 sq.
ft) seventeen thousand seven
hundred and eighty nine sq. ft. or
41 of an acre, Situated thereon
is a single storey, single family
dwelling ‘OF conventional
concrete blocks and poured
concrete,

Accommodations are three
bedrooms, three and a_ half
baths, living, dining, full service kitchen with centre island stove with a
snack counter opened into a family room, exiting to an opened patio at
the rear. Adjourning the patio is a study, laundry room and single car
garage. The structure contains approximately 2,567 sq. ft of living space,

Appraisal: $245,827.00



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LOT 238 SUN CLOSE Appraisal: $136,000.00

SUNSHINE PARK

Located on this 4,200 square feet

year-old building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting approxi-
mately 2,198 square feet of enclosed
space. The structure was formerly
used as a retail store and storage
facility,

Directions: Fram Golden Gates Shopping Genie: Baillou Hill Road. Take the third
corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the second Right then
First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on the Right white trimmed
black. *



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ABACO MAKE US AN OFFER

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN
CROWN ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO

The property is 89 x 100 ft
and rectangular in shape. The
land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above
road level and approximately
25. ft. above sea level.
Located on this property is a



twenty-year-old . three
bedroom, two bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
laundry room house. The
structure requires much
attention,

EXUMA

-CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130

EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00



athoan

developed \
area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a resiclence Spins sed of

inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2

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Fax: 356-3851 -



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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
WN THE SUPREME COURT
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SUPREME COURT 00338

First Plaintiff
d Ro CBS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD
wae Second Plaintitt
AND.
ARLINGTON EDGECOMBE

Firat Defendant

CORAL CREEK INVESTMENT FUND
Second Defendant

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, Queen of the
of the Bahamas and of her other reaims and territories. Head of



¢ ‘ Ny TO: Artington Edgecom
g a ¢ Eisenhower Close, Switon Heights
P.O, Box CR-56766

ae Nassau, The

spe TO: Coral Creek Investment Fund
Elasnhower Close Winton Hoights
P.O, Box CR-S6768

Naseau, The Bahamas

. WE COMMAND YOU that within Fourteen Oa: days after wis of this
ak)" ‘writ on you, inciusive of the day of such service, you do cause an eppearance to

. be entered for you in en action at the suit of Conville Brown and CSB
Management Company Ltd., #72 Collins Avenue, P.O, Box N-4296, Nassau,
The Bahamas address for service Is Messrs Halsbury Charnbers, Halsbury
Commercial Contre, Village Road North, P. O. Box CR-56766, Suite 548 Nassau,
The Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiffs.

pie take notice that In defeuit of your 80 doing the Plaintiff may procead tnaroin,
and judgment may be given in your absanoa.

eee Het Our net Justice of Ow

WITNESS, the Honourable Justices
AO, i the your of

af the Bahamas tho day of
Que Lord Two Thousand and ight,

REGISTRAR



8.8, - Thin Writ may not bs served more then 12 calendar month mfler the
above dates untass renewed by Order of tha Court.

4 eX + DIRECTIONS FOR ENTERING APPEARANCE
09

S86 2 The defeadant may enter appeerance personaly or Dy attomey wither by handing
» pees tn the soon Sooner suly completed, at the Registry of the Suprame Coun.

j A Square, in the City of Nassau in the islend of New Providence, or by
{sending tham to shat affice by post.




The First PtaintitY is and was at 23 material finvea 9 procticing
physician and caniiatogiat in the Commanowosith nf tha Reharmas
806 the Second Plaintiff is a compsny incorporated under the
Companies Act. Chapter 3028 of re Stetus Laws of Ths Sanames
and carrying on business in the xforesaid Commonweatth,

At aif mateda} times the Firat Defendant is and was the President |
and CEO of the Second Oatendant. The Secand Defendant is and
was ot all material Imes an invastmont Company.

At all material times the Plaintitfs were approached dy the
Defendants to act as an Investment Consuttant to the assist with an
investment scheme to raise capital in the amount of US$18.14

Mittion.

On or adout the 6° August, A.D., 2007, the First Defendant wrote
the Plaintiff's, Business Consultant to outline the torts of its service
to the Plaintiffs, inter alla, the following:-

«

f@ We will compte from information supplied to us by you,
& complete and comprenensive Package of Your
Financing application for presentation to our investors
fo raise capital in the amount of US$18.1 Millian,

(b} Upon completion of tre package, we will meet with you
fo review itin tts antirety, to ensuce that you are pleased
with H and thet the facts contained therein are true and
correct and in accordance with the information yaw
supplied.

{3}: We wilt be responsibje for the preparation ot aff
documents with regard te the financing and wilt pay alt
Joga} and other related costs sssociated therewith.

(i) We will meet with the investors on your bahalf and wilt
negotiate with them to secure the most favorabie terms
possible. We wilt update you on en ongeing basis, as to
the progress of the financing process and wilt advise
you of any problems and or queries that may arise and
will work along with you to address them.

{e}) . Once the financing package is reviewed by the investors

{ : "and they are satisfied that they will be tnterested in

i a 4 > providing, financing, a letter, of Intent. will be jssued. At

’ 5 % the time the fetter is issued, any further questions or

jc Merlgg that the Jnvestor may nave at that time, wilt be

raised and a time frame given in which answers are fo
be received.

rts] Once the ftems are addressed and the investors are

satisfied, a term sheet will then be issued, outtining the

final terms and conditions for the financing.



When alf of the proliminary work fs completed and the
‘terms and conditions have been agreed to, a final
commitment for flaancing wilt be issued. We witl meet
with you to complete the final due diligence and agree
on a date end location for closing.

The Plaintiffs intend to produce the said Engagement Latter at Trial for its

full terms and effect. :

8, By an agreement dated the 6" day of August, A.D., 2607 and made
between the Plaintiffs and the Detendants, the First Plaintiff and
First Defendant entered into a Non-Circurvention, Non-Disclosure
and Working Agreement.

Tho Plainittls intend to produce the said Agreement at Trist for its full tenas

ang effect. :

6. By an Conditional Retainer Refund Agroement dated the 16° day of



August, 2007, made between the First Plaintiff and the First
Defendant, the First Defendant acknowledged receipt of the sum of
$7,500.00 {hereinafter called “the said sum’) paid by the Plaintiffs
to the First Defendant and agreed to return ta the said sum to the

; Piaintiffs should the Defendants be unsuccessful in providing the

* 1 ek funding of Two Million.

: Ge By a second Conditionat Retainer Refund Agreement dated the 28°
day of August 2007 made between the First Plaintiff and the First
Defendant, the First Defendant further acknowledges receipt of an
additional sur of $7,500.00 paid by the Pleintiffs to the First
Defendant ,

The Plaintiffs intend to produce the said Agreements af Tria! tor their fult

"terms and affect.

.B. On or about the 16” and the 28™ day of August, A.O., 2007, the
Plaintiis paki to the Defendants the sums of $7,500.00,
respectively for its services ta be done pursuant to paragraph 4. |

et 4 9. No part of the said service or works has been carried out or done.

10. By reason of the facts and matters hereinbefore set out in
paregraph 4 the sald sums have not been repaid to the Plaintiffs.
wholly or in part.

11. in the premises the Defendants became and are fiable to repay the
aggregate sum of $15,000.00 to the Plaintiffs,

42) ‘« Despite written request from the Plaintiff and their Attorneys,

Ay ;
Rcd il “January, A.D., 2008 and the 29, 26 , 23% and 21% November,

‘ A.D.,2007, respectively, the Defendants have wrongfully refused

and neglected to repay the said sum of $15,000.00 or any sum.

43. By reason of the aforesaid the Plaintiffs claim the said sum of

$15,000.00 from the First and Second Defendants

14, Further the Plaintiffs claim interest pursuant to the Civil

Procedure(Award) Interest Act, 1992 on all such sums as may be
found due to the Plaintiffs at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from
29" November, A.D., 2007 the date of demand or alternatively at
such rate and for such period as the Court thinks fit.

AND the Plaintiff claims:

{i) the sum of $15,000.00 as set out in paragraph 11 herein
together with interest thereon as set out in paragraph 14 herein

“ Gii) Interest; and

(tj) Further other relief the Court thinks just; and

“-@) Costs.

Dated this 14” day of February, A.D., 2008
(Broun .

HALSBURY CHAMBERS
HALSBURY COM) CIAL CENTRE
VILLAGE ROAD, NORTH
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS



j ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF

ya This wit was issucd by HALSBURY CHAMBERS whose address for service is
{ Habbary Commercial Centre, Village Road, North, P. O, Box CR-56766 Suite #548,
¥ '‘ Nassan, The Bahamas, Attorneys for the Ptaintiffs.

ES

fl By TIM PARADIS.
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a
scary time for Americans to
take their money. outside the
country, not simply because. the
weak dollar has made travel
more expensive, but because
the volatility that has plagued
Wall Street for nearly a year
has also touched many invest-
ments abroad.

Stock markets in corners of
Europe are down roughly 15
per cent to 25 per cent for the
year and in parts of Asia, more
than 50 per cent. But pullbacks
do bring opportunity and so,
even with further declines,
investors who take a long-term
view could come out ahead. -

Some of the top headline-get-
ters are now drawing attention

“for the scope of their pullbacks.

China, with a burgeoning mid-
dle class the size of the entire
US population, still might make
a powerful case for growth but
China region mutual funds were
off 25.4 per cent in the first half
of the year, according to fund
tracker Lipper Inc.

Analysts say the key to
investing abroad is to have a
mix of investments and not put
too much money in | any one
market.

Vladimir Milev, an invest-
ment analyst at Metzler/Pay-
den-Financial, looked at Europe
and said investments from
developed markets in Western

Europe and those still develop- .

ing in Eastern Europe would
likely work best for many
investors. But investors should
realize, he said, that differences
can be stark even within one
region. Growth seen in Poland
and Russia, for example, is well
ahead of that of markets in
Estonia and Hungary.

Just as in the US, investing
abroad used to be an easier call.
The magic markets that could
juice a portfolio with double-
digit returns are harder to come
by. A more careful approach is
needed now that all markets are
hot simply going up, Milev said.

“Know what you’re buying
and why you’re buying it,” he
said.

The pitfalls of investing in
only one or two countries can

be severe, said Bill Rocco, a
senior analyst at investment
research provider Morningstar
Inc., pointing to pullbacks in
China and India this year.

“People who overinvested in
those have had a very rough
eight months,” he said. “It’s a
reminder that there’s no per-
fect market. Everything goes uP
and down.”

Rocco thinks fiindamentally
that it’s wise for investors to put
money outside the US because
of all the opportunity.

“There are lot of great com-
panies out there,” he said. “You
want exposure to them and the
way to do that is through inter-
national funds.”

But Rocco also noted that
investing abroad isn’t an easy
way to dodge the troubles at
home.

“You shouldn’t expect your
foreign funds to be in the black
when your domestic ones are

' in the red,” he said, but added,
- “over time, I think you'll get

some diversification value.”
He suggested that investors

looking to build their foreign

holdings look for a fund of for-

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eign large capitalization stocks.
While most companies will
come from developed markets,
foreign large cap funds often
draw about 10 per cent of their
holdings from emerging mar-
kets.

And balancing international
investments doesn’t simply
mean hopscotching from one
country to the other — just as
you shouldn’t bounce from one
US stock or sector to another.

“You want to be conscious of
your geographic diversification
but also your sector and style
diversification,” he said.

Eric Thaller, portfolio man-
ager of the Schwab Interna-
tional Core Equity Fund, said
investors are too often focused
on short-term moves of mar-
kets, again, just as they can be
when looking at US markets.
He recommends adding fixed
amounts to overseas holdings
at regular intervals, an investing
technique known as dollar-cost
averaging that helps avoid the
emotion of daily ups and downs
in the markets.

And, even with the volatility
around the globe, they should-
n’t be shy about venturing over-
seas right now.

“T do think it’s a good time to
start beginning to put money in
the market. Is there the poten-
tial that we could see some fur-
ther losses? Absolutely,” he
said. “Over a longer-term hori-
zon, I think investors would be
well-served by investing in what
appears to be a bear market.”

Florida
spends
$224m on

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-fund=

@ By BILL KACZOR
Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Florida
(AP) — Florida will pay $224
million to Berkshire Hathaway
Inc. for a guarantee that the
state can borrow up to $4 billion
if necessary to help cover future
losses by its emergency hurri-
cane insurance fund.

Governor Charlie Crist and
Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink reluctantly voted to
approve the deal Tuesday. The
State Board of Administration’s
third member, Attorney Gen-
eral Bill McCollum, voted no.

“It is a $224 million opportu-
nity for Berkshire Hathaway to
make money on us,” McCollum

' said. “I just don’t think it’s a

good deal for the state.”

That’s because there’s only a
three to four per cent chance
the state will ever need the
money, he said. McCollum said
he also thought the federal gov-
ernment would give the state
low interest loans and other
help if disaster should strike.

The agreement with Berk-
shire Hathaway, the conglom-
erate headed by billionaire
investor Warren Buffett, will
allow the emergency borrowing
by Florida Hurricane Catastro-
phe Fund, which provides back-
stop coverage for insurance
companies.

State officials were worried
that without the guarantee,
which would kick in if losses
exceed $25 billion, the fund
might be unable to borrow such
large sums due to the tight cred-
it market.

Sink said she also once ques-
tioned the wisdom of the deal
but was swayed by the state’s
recent efforts to float a smaller
bond issue to cover 2005 storm
losses.

“We had an enormous
amount of difficulty in placing
that $625 million this summer
at a pretty pricey rate,” Sink
said.

“J guess that just, gave me a
great deal of pause.’

Crist also said he’d like to
spend the money on other
things such as school teachers,
but that the deal would help
him sleep better.

“The kind of things that keep
you awake at night as a gover-
nor are what might come to our
state and the risks that may
occur,” Crist said.

Berkshire Hathaway didn’t
immediately respond to an e-
mail seeking comment.

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Ge a ee

Sugar executives ‘warned’
on plant’s ‘shocking’ safety

m@ By BEN EVANS
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
An executive at a sugar com-
pany faulted for a deadly refin-
ery accident in February said
he found such “shocking” and
“disgraceful” conditions at the
Georgia plant last year that he
warned his superiors that a fatal
disaster was likely.

But Imperial Sugar Co. exec-
utives responded that he was
being overzealous and told him
to back off, he said. A month
later, an explosion ripped
through the plant in Port Went-
worth, Ga., killing 13 workers
and injuring dozens more.

“It was without a doubt the
dirtiest and most dangerous
manufacturing plant I had ever
come to,” said Graham H Gra-
ham, who toured the facility
shortly after being hired in
November as Imperial’s vice
president of operations. “I stat-
ed that I believed a fatal disaster
would befall the refinery if a
fundamental change in the way
the plant was operated did not
take place.”

Graham’s comments came at
a hearing before the Senate
Health, Education, Labour and

Pensions subcommittee on
workplace safety, which is
reviewing the accident to deter-
mine if tighter regulations are
needed to protect workers from
combustible dust hazards.

Investigators say the explo-
sion was fueled by excessive
accumulations of dust that was
probably ignited when a large
bucket used to haul sugar in a
silo elevator broke loose and
struck the metal siding, causing
a spark.

Last week, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administra-
tion proposed nearly $9 million
in fines against Imperial for
what it said were willful and
egregious safety violations. If
sustained, the fines would be
the agency’s third-highest on
record.

OSHA says criminal charges
are also possible.

Imperial,’ based in Sugar
Land, Texas, is contesting the
citations. CEO John Sheptor
declined to appear at Tuesday’s

hearing but issued a written

statement defending the com-
pany’s safety record. The com-
pany also released e-mails
showing that Graham reported
progress after his initial evalua-
tion, saying in one January e-

mail, for example, that workers
had made “enormous improve-
ment.”

In an interview Monday,
Sheptor said Graham has
“exaggerated numerous things
regularly about our facilities”
and suggested that Graham was
trying to protect himself from
being blamed for the accident.

Graham said Tuesday he was
hired to oversee general opera-
tions and he intervened with
safety warnings even though he
is not the top safety officer.

He told lawmakers that the
Georgia refinery — the second-
largest in the US — was littered
with debris and sugar dust.
Electrical equipment had miss-
ing safety covers, and motors
and controls were encrusted
with sugar, he said. Fire protec-
tion gear was “sheathed in dust
so thick it was impossible to
determine if it was operable,”
he said, and employees said
they could not remember the
last time they participated in
fire drills.

Graham said he found similar
conditions at an Imperial refin-
ery in Gramercy, La., which was
also cited in OSHA’s investiga-
tion.

He acknowledged that con-
ditions improved after his ini-
tial reports, including the imme-
diate firing of the Georgia plant
manager. But he said he warned

superiors that the job was not
finished.

Democrats say the blast —
the latest in a series of fatal dust
accidents in recent years —
highlights the need for new fed-
eral safety regulations. The
House passed legislation in
April that would force OSHA
to adopt new standards specifi-
cally targeting dust.

But OSHA head Edwin
Foulke told the panel that the
Imperial findings bolster the
Bush administration’s position
that regulations aren’t neces-
sarily the cure. Although
OSHA has not ruled out a new
standard, he said, the investiga-
tion shows that existing regula-
tions are broad enough to cover
dust hazards.

“It shows ... that the system
works,” he said. “It wouldn’t
have mattered if we had a com-
bustible dust, standard. This

accident would have hap-

pened.”

Independent safety experts
disagreed, arguing that the gen-
eral violations that OSHA cited
— such as for poor maintenance
— do not provide enough guid-
ance to address the specific haz-
ards posed by dust and that
employees don’t understand the
severity of the threat.

John Bresland, chairman of
the US Chemical Safety Board,

have been prevented with stiffer
regulations.

In a 2006 study, Bresland’s
agency found that 281 industri-
al dust fires and explosions
between 1980 and 2005 caused
119 deaths and more than 718
injuries.

Since the study, he said, 82
additional dust accidents have
occurred.

“OSHA has failed to respond
proactively,” said subcommit-
tee Chairwoman Patty Murray,
D-Wash. “These penalties come
far too late for the 13.\workers
who died.”

May home
prices drop by
record 15.8%

NEW YORK (AP) — Home
prices tumbled by the steepest
rate ever in May, according to a
closely watched housing index
released Tuesday, as the hous-
ing slump deepened nationwide.

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-
Shiller 20-city index dropped by
15.8 per cent in May compared

with a year ago, a record decline

since its inception in 2000. The
10-city index plunged 16.9 per
cent, its biggest decline in its
21-year history.

No city in the Case-Shiller 20-

' city index saw price gains in

May, the second straight month
that’s happened.

The monthly indices have not
recorded an overall home price
increase in any month since
August 2006.

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NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

| RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #187,

Twynam Heights Subdivision situated in the Eastern District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single
Family Residence consisting of 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.

Property Size 8,000 sq ft
Building Size: 2,688 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS

LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 1148”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,

Friday 8th August, 2008.

B RBC
| FINCO

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot duplex off
Rocky Pine Road situated in Western District on the Island of

New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of

the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a duplex apartment consisting

of 2 Bedroom, | Bath.

Property Size 4,875 sq ft
Building Size: 1,716 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in

a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS

LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,

addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.

O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 1363”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,

Friday 08th August, 2008.



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‘NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #723,
Pinewood Gardens situated in the Western District on the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single Family consisting
of 3 bedrooms, 2 Bathroom.

Property Size 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,064 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in

a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 0975”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 8th August, 2008.



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

| “ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No.4, BIk#11,

Miller’s Heights Subdivision situated in Southern District on
the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the

. Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single

Family Residence consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom with
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment .

Property Size 7,500 sq ft
Building Size: 1,390 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.

O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 2477”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 08th August, 2008.

said the Georgia accident could

NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot I situate off

Jean Street situated in the Eastern District on the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence
consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size 6,161 sq ft
Building Size: 1,136 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 2901”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 8th August, 2008.



_. NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #53 Lower
Bogue, situated on one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size 10,782 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre,
P. O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender
8014”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 08th, August, 2008.

RBC
FINCO

Ne

ise.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

| RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot southside
of Joe Farrington Road situated in Eastern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant
Land.

Property Size 6,000 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre,
P. O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender
2813”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 08th August, 2008.



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Starbucks to
cut about 1,000

non-store jobs"

NEW YORK (AP) — Star-
bucks Corporation, which
already plans to shut 600

- stores, said Tuesday it is also
cutting almost 1,000 non-store
jobs as part of its bid to re-
aed rCem Come CU TC

‘its profit by cutting costs.

In a letter to all employees,

Schultz said the gourmet coffee
chain is reducing the number
of positions and partners across
the country. The jobs being cut
are in addition to the layoffs
from the store closures. Star-
bucks has said it will shut down
600 underperforming locations,
the first 50 of which are being

Chief Executive Howard closed this month.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXANDIA INNOCENT
of MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, P.O. BOX
AB-20291, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 24TH day of JULY 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF BLANCHE
COLE a.k.a. BLANCHE BIANCE
COLE late of Lyford Cay in the
Western District of the Island
of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.






































NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly
certified in writing to the Undersigned on or
before the 15th August, 2008, after which
date the Executor will proceed. to distribute
the’assets Having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given ‘that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or before
the date hereinbefore metioned.



HIGGS & JOHNSON
Chambers

Ocean Centre.
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executor







- BUSINESS

Democrats demand

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the resignation of
environmental chief —

@ By DINA CAPPIELLO
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Four Pea senators
called Tuesday
Johnson to resign as adminis-
trator of the Environmental
Protection Agency and asked
Attorney General Michael
Mukasey to begin an investiga-
tion into whether he lied in tes-
timony to a Senate committee.

The senators, all members of

the Environment and Public .

Works Committee, said John-
son — the first career scientist
to head the agency — had
repeatedly succumbed to polit-



2008.

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or Stephen .

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, SHENEAK BRENET BRICE
of Stapledon Gardens, P.O. Box CB-11377, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to SHENEQUE BRENETTE
BRICE. If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, 2O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE

ESTATE OF THE LATE
YVONNE DEBORAH DIANNE DAVIS

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against the
above-named Estate are requested to-send
_ the same duly certified to the undersigned
on or before the 21st day of August, A.D.

And Notice is hereby also given that at the
expiration of the time above-mentioned the
assets of the deceased will be distributed
among the persons entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which the
Executor shall then have had notice.

- MORTIMER & CO.
ATTORNEYS FOR THE EXECUTOR
CHAMBERS
4th FLOOR, DOCKENDALE HOUSE
WEST BAY STREET
NASSAU, N.P.
THE BAHAMAS

ical pressure on decisions vital
to protecting health and the
environment. ,

In a letter the senators sent to
Mukasey on Tuesday, they also
allege that Johnson made false
statements before the commit-
tee in January when he. said
that he alone had decided Cal-
ifornia should not regulate the
gases blamed for global warm-
ing from motor vehicles.

A former top EPA official
told'the committee earlier this
month that the administrator
initially decided to grant a par-
tial waiver to the state, but lat-
er changed his mind under
pressure from the White






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1.51 Abaco Markets 1.81 1.81 0.135 3
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.086 0.200 10.9
9.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.643 0.160 13.2
0.99 0.85 Benchmark “ 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.030 N/M
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.080 16.7
2.70 1.57 Fidelity Bank 2.35 2.35) 0.00 0.055 0.040 42.7
14.10 10.75 Cable Bahamas 14.05 14.05 0.00 1.224 0.240 11.5
3.15 2.41 Colina Holdings 2.88 2.88 0.00 0.046 0.040 62.6
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.00 7.00 0.00 0.449 0.300 15.6
7.22 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 3.89 "3.94 0.05 0.131 0.052 30.1
-00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.85 2.85 0.00 0.308 0.040 9.3
8.00 6.02 Famguard 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.728 0.280 11.0
13.01 12.50 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.650 0.570 19.2
14.75 11.65 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.65 11.65 0.00 0.550 0.450 21.2
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4.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 41.00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities 5.50 5.50 0.00 0.407 0.300 13.5
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1.4020 1.3467 Colina Money Market Fund 1.401975°***** 1.96% 4.23%
3.7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & 1 Fund 3.6007 -5.17% 9.38%
12.2702 11.6581 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.2702 2.82% 5.73%
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00°*
100.0000 98.2100 CFAL Global Equity Fund 99.956603" -0.04% -0.04%
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00°%,;
10.5000 9.5611 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.5611** -8.94% -8.94%
1.0077 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.0077°**"* 0.77% 0.77%
}1.0119 1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 4,01192°7"" 1.19% 1.19%
1.0086, 1.0000 __ FG Financial Diversified Fund 1.0086°*"*" 0.86% 0.86%
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@ - Change in closing price from day to day

Daity Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
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Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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House.

“We have lost all confidence -

in Stephen Johnson’s ability to
carry out EPA’s mission under
the law,” Environment Com-
mittee Chairwoman Barbara
Boxer, D-Calif., told reporters.
Boxer was joined by Sen.
Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen.
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.,
and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-
N.J., in calling for Johnson’s
resignation. They said Johnson
should step down because he
has ignored the advice of the
agency’s own scientists on the
regulation of numerous air pol-
lutants and stonewalled con-
gressional oversight.
“Administrator Stephen
Johnson is a failure,” said

Whitehouse: It would be “a dis- .

grace to allow this administra-

tor to slink off stage with the —

rest of the administration.”
The four Democrats signed
the letter to Mukasey.





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Jonathan Shradar, Johnson’s
press secretary, said Tuesday
that the administrator would
“continue to lead this agency
undistracted by the Boxer and
Whitehouse show.”

Responding to the allegations
that Johnson made misleading
statements, Shradar said: “He
had a lot of input from a lot of
different people. No he was not
lying. Did the White House
give input, I would imagine it
did. But the decision was his
and he made it alone.”

Earlier this year, the Sierra
Club and Friends of the Earth,
both environmental advocacy
groups, pressed Johnson to step
down.

Oklahoma Sen. James
Inhofe, the environment com-
mittee’s top Republican, issued
a brief rebuttal Tuesday, say-
ing, “This is simply more elec-
tion year politicking. Nothing
more need be said.”
















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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 19B








a)
of hope in
TA TUT
a

NEW YORK (AP) —A
private research group says
that Americans remain the
most pessimistic about the
economy since the tail end
of the last prolonged reces-
sion 16 years ago.

But economists warn that
the slight uptick, which
reverses a six-month slide
since January, is likely to be
only temporary and doesn’t
signal the beginning of a ral-



























The Conference Board
saic Tuesday that its Con-
sumer Confidence Index
stands at 51.9 for’ July —
about half of what it was a
year ago and still the lowest
since the index registered
54.6 in October 1992, when
the economy was coming
out of a recession. |

But the reading was
slightly higher than the
revised 51.0 level for June
and a bit better than the 50
economists expected. Still,
economists were cautious.



US Steel 20
profit more
than doubles

PITTSBURGH (AP) —
United States Steel Corpora-
tion said Tuesday that its sec-
ond-quarter profit more than
doubled and it expects contin-
ued robust growth in the third
quarter because of surging
demand and higher prices.

The Pittsburgh-based steel
producer also raised its quar-
terly dividend 20 per cent, and
the company’s shares shot up
more than 14 per cent. oe

Substantial price increases
across US Steel’s three busi-
ness ségments — flat-rolled,
European operations and tubu-
lar — outpaced increases in the
cost of raw materials, the com-
pany said.

Shipments also reached
record levels, with mills oper-
ating at high output rates in
North America and Europe.

Oil tits seven-
week low on
flemand worries,
dollar gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil
prices tumbled more than $2 a
barrel Tuesday, finishing at
their lowest level in seven
weeks as a stronger dollar and
beliefs that record prices are
eroding the world’s thirst for
energy sparked another dra-
matic sell-off.

The drop ~ which surpassed
$4 a barrel at one point during
the day — was a throwback to
oil’s nosedive over the past two
weeks and outweighed supply
concerns touched off by a mil-
itant attack Monday on two

Nigerian crude pipelines. It was _

oil’s seventh decline in the last
10 sessions.

Light, sweet crude for Sep-
tember delivery fell $2.54 to
settle at $122.19 on the New
York Mercantile Exchange. It
was the lowest settlement price
for a front-month contract
since June 10.

Earlier, prices fell to $120.42,
also the lowest level since June
10. Oil has now fallen more
than $25 from its trading high
of $147.27, reached July 11.

INSIGHT

For stories behind news,
read /nsight Mondays

@ By RACHEL BECK
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Just
for a minute let’s set aside all
the bad things plaguing the
financial world. Even in these
gloomy times, there’s some
good news worth checking out.

The economy is still grow-
ing, though slowly.

Corporate earnings are com-
ing in stronger than expected.

Higher prices aren’t showing
up in every last thing we buy.

The credit storm isn’t as ter-
rible as it might look.

These factors might not pre-

_ vent the economy from slip-

ping into a recession or even
fuel big stock gains. They are
more like a glimpse of hope
that things may not be as awful
as they feel.

It may be hard to see much
good in this sea of trouble. The
housing market collapse, the
credit crisis and soaring energy
and food prices are hurting
many consumers and corpora-
tions.

All that has taken its toll on
economic growth, which has
decelerated in the last year. But
remember: US gross domestic
product still remains positive,
and new data expected to be
released on Thursday will like-
ly show a slight gain in second-
quarter growth to a pace of
around two per cent.

That rise may help explain
why corporate earnings haven’t

_ fallen apart. Just weeks ago,

forecasts were for the second-
quarter earnings season be a
complete bust. Stock investors
were selling off shares on
expectations companies would-
n’t weather the ugly combina-
tion of soaring costs and cash-
strapped customers.

For some in corporate












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is hereby given
of ROSELLY OFF SHIRLEY STREET, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization .
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
31ST day of JULY 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

America, the reality has been
that bad — airlines, financial
firms, toy companies, restau-
rants and more have certainly
limped through their latest
batch of earnings.

But not everyone is in dire .

straights. Of the more than 200
companies in the Standard &
Poor’s 500 stock index that
have reported quarterly earn-
ings so far, more than 70 per
cent have topped expectations
—well above the historical aver-
age over the last decade of 63
per cent, according to Bespoke
Investment Group.

Naysayers would likely argue
that earnings estimates had
been beaten down so much
that they were easy to top, but
there is more going on than just
that. Some companies out there
are figuring out how to man-
age this tough environment. .

Among them is IBM Corp.,
which saw its second-quarter

profit jump a better-than- |

expected 22 per cent. The
Armonk, NY-based technology
company’s services division,
which sells to companies look-
ing to cut costs or better man-
age their information technol-
ogy infrastructure, helped fuel
the gains. That business has
held up remarkably well for
IBM despite fears that the eco-
nomic downturn in the US has
pinched off corporate spend-
ing.

Also surprising: The infla-
tion picture so far this summer
isn’t as troublesome as the
soaring food and fuel costs
might lead one to believe.

So far, many companies
aren’t passing along their
increased costs to consumers.
They recognize that the finan-
cially strained public — which
is already contending with $4 a
gallon for gas and for milk —




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Invitation For Tenders

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the following Contracted Services for the Department of
Environmental Health Services.

1. Operation and Maintenance of the San Salvador Sanitary :

Landfill

Interested parties may obtain further information, including
eligibility to participate and may collect the bidding
document upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
$100.00, as of Monday, July 14th, 2008. From:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road
Nassau, The Bahamas

Department of Environmental Health Services
San Salvador,
The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No: (242) 322-
8073. Between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday

to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque of cash.

will balk at paying more for
everything else.

For evidence, compare the
consumer price index’s head-
line number, which includes
food and fuel, to the core num-
ber, which strips it out. The
headline number in June rose
1.1 per cent; the core rose 0.3
per cent. The spread between
the two — which works out to
0.8 percentage point — is rarely
so big. It has happened less
than one per cent of the time in
the last 48 years, according to
research by Merrill Lynch.

“Inflation is all the rage even
through it remains a two-trick
pony between food and fuels,”
said Merrill Lynch chief North
American economist David
Rosenberg. “The story beneath
the story is that there remains,
seven years into this commod-
ity explosion, an unbelievable
lack of pass-through into the











































































New Providence
|. Vacant lot #1038
(6,000sq. ft.)}-Garden

3. Lot #4B, Blk #1
(50’x100’) with two
storey 4 units building
west of Family St off
Solider Rd (Appraised
Value $238,000.00)

4.- Vacant lot #147
(10,557sq. fi.)-
Munnings Dr & Roy
West Lane Southern
Heights (Appraised
Value $90,000.00)

Lots #3 & #4
(50’x100"), Bik #47

_ w/duplex & shop. ..
(1,532sq. ft.}-Forbes St
Nassau Village
(Appraised Value

_ $120,000.00)

6. Lots #29 & #30,
(50°x100’), BIk #47
w/building (1,140sq.
ft.)}-Matthew St, Nassau
Village (Appraised
Value $86,820.00)

7. Lots. #5 & #6
(150’x 100°) w/hse--
Silver Palm Ln Imperial
Park (Appraised Value
$313,650.00)

Andros

8. Lot #119 (22, 500sq.
ft.) w/complex (3,440sq.
ft.}-Sir Henry Morgan
Dr Andros Beach
Colony Sub Nicholls’s
Town Andros
(Appraised Value
$322,909.00)

9. Beach front lot
(9,000sq. ft.)
w/building (2,100sq.
ft.) ~ Pinders Mangrove
Cay Andros
(Appraised Value
$200,000.00)

10. Property (4,344sq. ft.)
w/duplex (1,174sq. ft.)-
Fresh Creek Central
Andros (Appraised
Value $96,640.00)

{ 1. Vacant property
150’x150° in the

settlement of
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$15,000.00)
Grand Bahama

12. Vacant Lot #8 BIk #12
Unit #3 (11,250sq.

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rest of the pricing system.”

It will be important to watch
in the months ahead whether
that begins to change and com-
panies can no longer swallow
the price increases from their
suppliers and have to pass them
onto their customers.

_ While inflation has been a
big concern, there are also

-mounting fears about credit

conditions. Among the worries

is whether there will be a surge

in bankruptcies,.as business
and consumers struggle to pay
off their loans.

The good news is that the
default rates in commercial
loans and credit cards, while
up, remain within historical
norms. Lord Abbett senior
economist and market strate-
gist Milton Ezrati notes that
default rates on commercial
and industrial loans were 0.69
per cent in the three months

~| BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas ‘
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

PROPERTIES
Hills #3. (Appraised
Value $35,000.00)

Lot #338 (60°x97.24’) ,
w/hse (1,735sq. ft.-

fA.)}-Henny Ave Derby
Sub Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$131,700.00)
13. Vacant 11,250sq. ft. lot
"#19, BIk #22, Unit 5~
Lincoln Green Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$30,000.00)
14. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit
#3 (90°x125’)—Derby
Sub Grand Bahama
. {Appraised Value
.» $23,000.00) gag
15. Vacant lot #25, Bik
#15 (17,866sq. ft.
Cutwater Ln Shannon
Country Club Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$38,000.00)
16. Vacant lot #110
- Section #1 (12,500sq.
ft.}-Bonefish St &
Polaris Dr, Carvel
Beach Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
. $40,000.00)
17. Lot #59 (1.7,276sq. ft.)
Section #1 with an
incomplete fourplex—
Amberjack St &
Polaris Dr Carvel
. Beach Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$74,970.00)
18. Lot #2 (20,000sq. ft.)
~ w/building complex &
coin Laundromat-
Queens Highway
Holmes Rock
Commonage Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $178,600.00)
19, Vacant lot #5, Blk #31,
Section B—Royal
Bahamian Estate Sub
Grand
- Bahama(Appraised
Value $31,000.00)
Abaco
20. Lot #54 E (6,500sq.
ft.) W/triplex
foundation (2,788sq.
ft.}-Murphy Town
Abaco (Appraised
Value $24,896.00)
21. Lot #6 Vacant 2 acres—
Fox Town Abaco

to



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(1) 03 Dodge Caravan

Tre Economic news isn’t all bad

ended in March, well below the
1.2 per cent rate in 2003 when
the economy grew at an annu-
al pace of more than four per
cent. Credit card defaults trend
around 4.7 per cent compared
with six per cent five years ago.

Another concern is whether
businesses are struggling to
borrow money to finance their
operations. Recent data from
the National Federation of
Independent Business found
that many of its members, who
are small business owners, say
that they’ve been able to get
the loans they need, so far.
Those loans help expand busi-
nesses that create jobs.

Yes, the economy has a slew
of problems. Yes, we may yet
have a recession. Sure, the
nation’s budget deficit may be
heading toward a record. But
there are still some reasons to
see the glass half-full.

_ Arawak Ave Pyfrom’s
Addition (Appraised
Value $132,000.00)

. (Appraised Value.
$50,000.00)

22. Lot #51 (15,000sq. ft.)

-. w/building—Murphy
Town Abaco
(Appraised Value
$102,420.00)

23. Lol #55 (6,900sq. ft.)
w/building—Murphy
Town Abaco ~
(Appraised Value
$82,075.00)

24. Lot #45 (60’x160’)
w/building (3,900sq.
ft.)Sandy Point Abaco
(Appraised Value
$485,700.00)

Eleuthera

25. Property 31'x111'
w/house Lord Street in
the settlement of
Taprum Bay Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value
$40,000.00)

26. Portion of lot #90
w/building (2,61 isq.
ft.)~-Parliament St,
Cupids Cay Governors
Harbour Eleuthera
(Appraised Value
$55,000.00)

27. Vacant portion of lot
#7 (50°x110°)~-West
James Cistern
Eleuthera (Appraised
Value $20,000.00)

Cat Island

28. Property w/twelve
(12) room motel 1.39
acres-—In the settlement
of Arthur’s Town Cat
Island (Appraised
Value $630,000.00)

Ingaua

29. Lot #43 (90°x100’)
w/building—Russell
St, Matthew Town
Ingaua (Appraised
Value $120,000.00)

Exuma

30. Lot #8 vacant
(10,000sq. ft.)-Moss
Town Exuma
(Appraised Value
$87,000.00)

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Vehicles

Tenders are to be submitted in triplicate (3) in a sealed
envelope(s) addressed to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017



29° (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
45°(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos)
48’ North Carolina Hull (1989)

52° Halters Fiber Glass Vessel (1979) MV Buddy

39’ (1985) Defender Vessel (Future C)
51’ Defender Vessel (1981) Equility

80’ Custom Steel Hull Vessel (Lady Kristy)

(1) 96 Ford Explorer

(1) 97 Dodge Stratus

(1) 01 Hyundai H-100 Bus
(1) 01 Kia Bus 12 Seater

(1) 00 Ford Ranger Truck
(1) 03 Toyota Coaster Bus
(1) 89 Chevy Caprice Hearse

Nassau, N.P.,
The Bahamas

No later than 4:30pm on the 18th day of August 2008.

Tenders will be opened at 10:00am on the 19th August,
2008 at the office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of

Finance.

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Tenders.











120’ Twin Screw Steel Hull Vessel (1978) with (1) 00 Toyota Coaster Bus
(2) Detroit Diesel V16-92 engine, fully loaded (1) 03 Toyota Coaster Bus
2 {22° Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa JI, (1) 02 Kitchen Van Trailer
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine. Grand Bahama








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3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-
5780 for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned properties and assets
should be received by or on August 2, 2008. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject
any or all offers. All assets are sold as is._



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THE TRIBUNE



Bahamas franchise not hit by
‘Bennigan’s bankruptcy filing



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THE Benningan’s restaurant
franchise in the Bahamas will
not be affected by its parent
company’s decision to file for
Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the
United States, Tribune Business
was told Tuesday.

Ronnie Miller, general man-:

ager of the restaurant, which

opened earlier this year at the-

Mall at Marathon, said: “We
will not be affected because we
are a franchise owned by locals
here, so everything is good. We

absolutely no affect on us.”

Ms Miller has been employed
with the Bennigan’s chain for
the past 16 years.

According to the Associated
Press, restaurant chains Benni-
gan’s and Steak & Ale have
filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
protection, and stores owned
by their parent company will
shut their doors.

The companies, owned by
privately-held Metromedia
Restaurant Group, of Plano,

tection on Tuesday in the East-
ern District of«Texas, less than
two months after Metromedia
said it was not preparing to do
So.

Metromedia Restaurant
Group is a part of Metromedia,
owned by billionaire John
Kluge, which has interests in
entertainment, radio stations
and medical equipment. _

In a Chapter 7 filing, a com-
pany seeks to liquidate its assets
and shut down.

chisees were not part of the
bankruptcy filing and will not
be shut down, said Larry Briski,
president of the Bennigan’s
Franchise Operator Associa-
tion.

“They will be open today,
tomorrow and for months and ©
years to come,” Mr Briski said
of the franchise locations.

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domestic and international fran-
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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Ash
‘Williams is returning to head the agency
overseeing the investment of about $160
billion in Florida’s assets, including the
state pension fund, after spending the last
12 years in the private sector.

The State Board of Administration on
Tuesday agreed to hire Williams for
$325,000 annually plus possible incentive
compensation of up to eight per cént of
his salary to replace interim executive
director Bob Milligan, a former state comp-
troller.

Milligan took over following the resig-
nation last year of Colemap Stipanovich
after a run on the state’s Local Govern-
ment Investment Pool.

Cities, counties, school boards and oth-

er local entities withdrew millions from °

the pool when many of its mortgage-
backed securities were downgraded to junk
status.

Milligan has since led efforts to restore
the pool’s integrity.

“Williams has been:managing director of
Fir Tree Partners, a New York-based

hedge fund, since 1999. He was president of
Schroder Capital Management before
going to Fir Tree.

Governor Charlie Crist.and the other
two board members, Attorney General
Bill McCollum and Chief Financial Office
Alex Sink, unanimously approved
Williams’ hiring.

Williams was the board’s executive direc-
tor from 1991 through 1999. Before that he
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ground left, and the Half Dome, back-
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in Yosemite, Calif. Smoke has drifted
into Yosemite from the Telegraph fires
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AN ESTIMATED 70 mil-
lion girls and women in 27
African and Middle Eastern
countries have been circum-
cised. The age-old tradition,
also known as female genital
mutilation, is primarily per-
formed on girls ages 4 to 14,
though in some countries it is
done on infants. It inyolves
removing a girl’s clitoris and
sometimes other external gen-
italia, according to the Associ-
ated Press.

FGM is done out of beliefs
that it controls a women’s sex-
uality, enhances fertility, ini-
tiates into womanhood or is
required by religion, although
both Muslim and Christian
leaders have spoken out
against it.

FGM is also performed for
hygienic and aesthetic reasons
in some places where genitalia
are believed to be dirty.

Countries where more than
50 percent of girls and women
ages 15 to 49 are circumcised:
Burkina Faso, Djibouti,
Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Mau-
ritania, Sierra Leone, Soma-
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— Double-tlecker tour huses hit

HAVANA

m@ HAVANA

RED-AND-BLUE, double-
decker buses have begun
bouncing down the Cuban cap-
ital’s potholed streets on sight-
seeing tours inspired by those
in locales from London to Mex-
ico City, according to the Asso-
ciated Press. ,

THE TOUR

But instead of Piccadilly Cir- °

cus or the Eiffel Tower, this ride
lets visitors cruise past crumbling
buildings frozen in the 1950s and
gawk at billboards featuring
Fidel Castro and the likeness of
Ernesto “Che” Guevara that
looms over Revolution Plaza.
Stops include the Havana Hilton
— which Castro seized and
renamed the Havana Libre, or
“Free Havana” hotel, when he
took power in 1959 — and
Ernest Hemingway’s favorite
watering hole, El Floridita.

Fitting on an island plagued
by woeful public transportation,
the tourist fleet features just 12
buses — three of them double-
decker. Still, Havana residents
have begun to hop aboard just
to get from place to place, since
‘the tour buses offer some of the
few direct rides from downtown
to public beaches east of
Havana.

“It gives you a good overview
of the city,” Argentine tourists
Karina and Carlos Oxandabu-
ru said almost in unison aboard

, the upper deck of a tour bus on
a recent Saturday.

THE SITES

They were looking forward
to touring Revolution Plaza, a
sprawling, square of concrete
where Fidel Castro and his
brother Raul have offices. The
towering Guevara sculpture is
affixed to an Interior Ministry
building nearby.

Stenciled with the English
phrase “Hop on! Hop off!,” the
tour buses cover 95 miles along
three routes. One leaves the
plaza and heads to the historic
district, stopping at La Floridita
and the nearby Capitolio, a

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replica of the U.S. Capitol that's
slightly taller than Washington's
version.

Another route goes down the
beach-front Malecon boulevard,
while the third leaves from Cen-
tral Park and ends at Santa
Maria, a beach east of the cily.

All three double-decker bus-
es ply the Malecon. ‘Two were
special orders from China and
the other is on loan from the
beach resort of Varadero, 90
miles east of Havana.

MORE TO COME

Gretel Gomez, commercial
director for the state-run con-
cern that handles transporta-
tion for tourists, said officials
plan to add more double-deck-
er buses by the end of the year.

More than 2 million visitors
come to Cuba a year, even
though Washington’s trade
embargo prohibits American
tourists. Gomez said more than
20,000 people have ridden tour
buses since they began running
May 6.

She said officials first pro-

posed double-decker buses for’

Havana in 2002, but tabled the
plan because public transporta-
tion was so spotty that snazzy
tour buses might have insulted
ordinary Cubans.

“We had to wait until trans-
portation got better,” she said.

While problems persist, the
government is spending $2 bil-
lion to import 3,000 modern,
accordion-style buses from Chi-
na. That opened the door for
double-decker tours.

Tour bus tickets cost 5 con-
vertible pesos, about $6, and
allow riders to get on and off
at 44 stops. That’s a lot of
ground for not a lot of money
— so much so that some
Cubans who live east of the city
have begun climbing aboard as
if they were normal buses.

“Every day it’s more
Cubans,” said tour bus driver
Ernesto Gay.

Still, almost everyone in Cuba
works for the government, and
the average state salary is $19.50
per month, meaning the trip is 4
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from Mars

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|) m DECATUR, Ga.

_ OTHER museums might
have more or flashier items to
display. But only the mini-
museum of the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation can
boast of possessing such an
other-world oddity as the
monkey from Mars.
df The bureau’s state crime
, 4 lab lobby has its requisite dis-
plays on forensic science,
% including an illegal moonshine
‘wstill and the microscopic fibers
that solved the 1981-82
Atlanta child murders. But
tucked away in a glass cylin-
\ 4 der are the preserved remains
of a monkey that three
5 pranksters passed off as an
_ = alien 55 years ago ina UFO
/% hoax that drew headlines
= worldwide.
.», At the height of UFO hys-
‘teria then sweeping the
nation, two young barbers and
’a butcher took a dead monkey
‘sain 1953, lopped off its tail and
applied a liberal dose of hair
remover and some green col-
oring to the carcass.

Then they left the primate
on an isolated road north of
“Atlanta in the pre-dawn hours

/ of July 8, 1953, burning a cir-
. # cle into the pavement with a
. j blowtorch before a police offi-
; cer came around the curve in
his patrol car.
~ “Tf we had been five min-
utes earlier, we would have
caught ’em in the act,” said
Sherley Brown, the officer













4,#érs and Tom Wilson,.a
butcher, Arnold edey
Payne, told the policeman
they came upon a red, saucer-
shaped object in the road that
_ hight. They said several 2-
“foot-tall creatures were scur-
rying about and the trio hit
one with their pickup before
the other creatures jumped












Skyward — leaving the high-
way scorched.
Brown took down the
~~ strange account and filed a
“0 ‘Feport at police headquarters
before going home.
Soon after his shift ended,
he said, “the phone started
_ ringing off the hook.”
/», “They had the Air Force
/ and everybody else trying to
find out about it,” said Brown,
since retired in 1985.
Word of the discovery
spread like wildfire.
. Just the night before, some
Atlanta area residents had
/\ reported seeing a large, multi-
colored object flying in the





Back in the saucer and blasted.

-museum oddity





“They had the

Air Force and
everybody else
trying to find
out about it.”



Officer Sherley Brown

“sky. A veterinarian who





examined the corpse said it
looked “like something out of
this world.” A newspaper put
out an artist’s drawing of the

saucer that the men described.

But within hours the mon-
key business unraveled.

Dr. Herman D. Jones, the
founder and director of the
GBI lab, and Dr. Marion
Hines, an anatomy professor
at Emory University, exam-
ined the creature that evening
and proclaimed it to be a

hoax.

“Tf it came from Mars, they
have monkeys on Mars,”
Hines was quoted as saying in
an article at the time by The
Associated Press that is set
beside the monkey in the
appointment-only museum.

Where the men got the
monkey is not clear. Watters,
Wilson and Payne eventually
admitted to the hoax and
Watters paid a $40 fine for
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m@ LAWRENCE, Kansas

A LETTER detailing the
: mood after Truman defeated
: Dewey that was lost in the
: postal system for nearly 60 years
: recently turned up in the mail-
: box of a Kansas woman, accord-
: ing to the Associated Press.
: Xan Wedel found the letter,
: postmarked Nov. 11, 1948, in
: her mailbox Friday. The enve-
: lope was stamped with “Return
: to sender” and “Found in sup-
: posedly empty mailbox.”

The letter was addressed to

! a Ruth Willisten in Rockfall,

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Ta CMC WBE CULT UR (2 Tie later

Conn., but it never reached its
destination. It was sent by
Gertrude Gilmore, who lived at
Wedel’s house in 1948.

The letter states, “All
Lawrence is in mourning since
the election,” during which Har-
ry S. Truman beat Thomas E.
Dewey for the presidency of the
United States. The election
would have taken place just
days before the letter was post-
marked.

Gilmore also talks about her
new Westinghouse electric
refrigerator and the new pastor
at Plymouth Congregational
Church.

Wedel said she thinks the
Gilmore family built her home
in 1890 and that Gertrude was
one of their daughters.

“It’s impossible to really
know what may or may not
have happened,” said Lawrence
Postmaster Judy Raney. “No
matter what, we always take it
and go ahead and send it on.”

Wedel said she is preserving
the letter. She photographed the
envelope and four-page letter
and scanned them into her com-
puter. She said she now has
interest in the family who built
the home she’s lived in for near-
ly four years.

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ing the timing up to Thailand.

A Thai army commander
said his troops had made no
immediate plan to leave.

The. two countries agreed
Monday to pull back the 800
Cambodian troops and 400
Thai soldiers stationed near the
11th century Preah Vihear tem-
ple, but failed to resolve the
main dispute over rights to a
strip. of land near the temple. .

It remained unclear where
the troops would be sent or
when the move would take
place.

“For our side, there is no
problem at all,” Hun Sen told
reporters in the capital, Phnom
Penh. “The issue is up to Thai-
land to decide when to act. For
us, anytime.”

Cambodian Maj. Gen. Srey
Doek, contacted by telephone
at the border, said his troops
“still have a standing order to

remain calm and exercise .

restraint. Thai troops are keep-
ing the same position and so
are we.

“But both sides do not want
to wage war and only desire to
live in peace with each other,”
he said.

Thai army commander Gen.

Anuphong Paochinda said his
troops also had no immediate
plan to budge.

“Thai soldiers will pull out
from the area only after we
receive an order from the gov-
ernment,” Anupong. told
reporters in the Thai capital,
Bangkok.

The standoff has stoked

' nationalist sentiment in both

countries and helped strength-
en Hun Sen’s popularity ahead
of Sunday’s parliamentary elec-
tions.

Hun Sen, whose ruling party
appears to have won in a land-

slide, has taken a tough stance
in the dispute. -

The dispute over 1.8 square
miles of land near Preah

‘Vihear temple escalated earlier

this month when UNESCO
approved Cambodia’s applica-

‘tion to have the complex

named a World Heritage Site.

Thailand’s Prime Minister
Samak Sundaravej had backed
the bid, sparking anti-govern-
ment demonstrations near the
temple. Both sides stationed



“But both sides
do not want to
wage war and
only desire to
live in peace
with each other.”



Maj. Gen. Srey Doek

soldiers near the temple July
15, claiming the other had
moved troops in first.

Shots were almost fired on
July 17 when Cambodian
monks sought to celebrate
Buddhist lent in the pagoda.

A first round of talks July
21 foundered over which map
should be used to demarcate
the border. It prompted Cam-
bodia to request a meeting of
the United Nations Security
Council before agreeing to the
second round of talks with
Thailand. .

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ther talks were needed to
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Parents, Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Earle Francis,

NE feet Pi Richard Gibbs Jr.

Rev. & Mrs. Richard Gibbs Sr. and the family
of the late Richard Gibbs Jr. wish to express
_their sincere thanks and appreciation for the
great out pouring of love and support that was

showered upon them during the recent —
bereavement.
Your prayers, visits, telephone calls, floral
tributes and other tokens of love were greatly
appreciated.



Baptist Church Family and
Godmother Mrs. Mary Churtum.

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Special thanks is extended to Rev. T. G.
Morrison and the family of Zion Baptist
Church East and Shirley Streets, Rev. Dr.
Wilton Strachan and the family of Mt. Moriah .
Baptist Church, Rev. Iphill and the family of
Landmark Baptist Church, Rev. Archeleaus
Burrows and the family of Friendship Baptist
Church, Leader Peraline Brown and the family
of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Black Point,
Exuma. Pastor Ed Allen and the
Aboundant Life Family. Honourable Carl
Bethel and Staff of the Ministry of Education.
The Staff of Aqua Pure Limited. Director and
Staff of the Department of Social Services, The |
Management and Staff of Master Technicians :
Limited and Best Buys, The Management and
Staff of Southern Air, The Chairman and

The children, her only beloved sister,
MRS. LENIA WINTERS,
and extended family of the late

KATHLEEN
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wish to, express § sinc thanks and appreciation to all

: for the great outpourin of love and support during their

bereavement. Your prayers, telephone calls, visits, floral

arrangements and other expressions of concern were very much appreciated. Special thanks
are extended to Rev. Gladstone M. and Mrs. Marva Patton, Jr. and the Community Holiness
Church Family, Bishop V.G. and Elder B.M. Clarke and the Calvary Deliverance Church

Family, Pastor T. G. Morrison and the Zion East & Shirley Sts. Family, Bishop R.J. and officers of The FNM, St. Anne's Constituency.
Mother Elizabeth Deleveaux and the New Holy Spirit Church Family, President Raphael

Deleveaux and the Deleveaux Descendants Family Reunion Association, Pastor Mitchell : The Management and Staff of the Engineering
Jones and the New Annex Baptist Cathedral family, Ministers Carl Curry, Celestine Eneas, ey) Department, Atlantis. The Staff of Male

and Beulah Bain and The Voice of Deliverance Family, the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Minister Soa Medical II Pri M t

of Education, and the staff of the Ministry of Education, Mr. George Myers, the Edmiranda — ones Pees Cre ele
Restaurants Ltd. Family, Mr. Michael Wicky of Anthony’s Grill, Messrs. Kevin Brown and cee Hospital and the Staff of Bethel Brothers
Stanley Toote of PITDA Security and Atlantis Security Department, Mr. Tex Turnquest and ms Morticians

The Department of Land and Surveys, and The Land and Surveys Choir, President and ‘
Members of the Carver Garden Club, President and Members of the Zonta Club of New
Providence, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wemyss and staff of WEMCO Securit, Mrs. Shirley Pratt
and the staff of Images Floral Design, Mrs. Paulette Watkins of Pivot Point Beauty Salon,
the doctors and nurses of Female Medical Il Ward of the PMH, the staff of Bethel Brothers
Morticians, and the many special family members and friends who were so dear to Marmee.




















Oribute Co
AUDLEY KIPLING RITGHIE - 1945-2008

It is said that "first impressions" are lasting, but they are not
always true. My first impressions of Audley Ritchie some 25 years
ago were not accurate.

He was at that time the Security Guard stationed at The Nassau
Shop on Bay Street. I would see him, a tall, mulatto gentleman,
with genial eyes as I passed on my way to and from work quotidian.
At first he appeared to be unfriendly, withdrawn, aloof, an introvert
but in due course we became acquaintances and ultimately good
friends and I realized how affable and amiable he was, just the
opposite to my original opinion of him.

Through confabulating, we both learned that our ancestral roots
were deeply planted in Long Island.

He knew my mother's kinfolk, the Lopez Family of Benzie Hill,
Long Island and the Lopezes knew the Ritchies of Buckleys
Settlement very well. :

As we became personal friends I began to realize that Mr. Ritchie
was a unique person of sterling qualities, who cherished his friends
and treasured their friendships. I was impressed by his devotion to
friendship. He was truly a "fidus achetes". He abhorred the idea of
taking friends for granted and regarding friendships lightly. He
deprecated two-faced, double tongued people. He was loyal to
friends, and despised disloyalty with a passion. He believed that a
friend should stick closer than a brother.

Mr. Ritchie and I were personal friends,-and over the past 20
years he was part of every major decision in my life - my marriage,
the birth and christening of my son, the relationship with my family
members, the death of close relatives, purchase of property and the

’ construction of my house, to highlight a few examples. He was with
me all the way. Our friendship was based on the mutual respect and
high esteem we held for each other.

He sought my opinion and advice on many decisions he faced.
He also shared with me his vision and plans for his future. He was
a confidant with whom I could discuss the challenges of marriage,
the joys and disappointments of fatherhood. We discussed dreams
for our children, our concerns about our beloved country, our fears
about the depressed global economy and the hope for a better world
some day.

On his last birthday (March 29th this-year), I telephoned him as
is my annual custom, to wish him a "Happy Birthday" and many
happy returns of the day. He thanked me and indicated that on his
64th birthday next year, he had intended to retire from full time
work (7 nights a week) and should his health permit, he would work
2 or 3 nights a week only.

But I did not know Mr. Ritchie only on a personal level. I also
knew him in a professional capacity, and our close friendship never
crossed the professional line. Business was business, a principle I
greatly admired about him. :

More than 10 years ago he came to my office to execute his Last
Will and Testament in the presence of Attorney Oswald Isaacs and
myself as witnesses. . .

Following the death of his father, the late Captain Ralph Ritchie,
in the year 2000 my office was selected by the family to represent
them and handle the Estate. It was legally necessary to construct a
family tree, in order to determine the rightful heir.

The results were quite interesting, because unlike most of the
families of Long Island, who settled there after the American
Independence in 1776 as Loyalist Refugees, the Ritchies started in
Long Island with Nassauvian Virginius Robert Ritchie of Virginia

Street, who married Mary Priscilla Turnquest of

Deadman's Cay, Long Island on 24th June, 1874.

Virginius Robert Ritchie and Mary Priscilla
Ritchie had 6 children. The third child was
Augustus Stanley Ritchie - born 20th December,
1880. He married Lillian Wells on 17th January,
1906, who became the parents of Ralph
Augustus Ritchie, on 20th November, 1906.
Ralph Augustus Ritchie, after the death

of his first wife Beatrice in 1935 in child-

birth, married Remelda Blanche
Major of Burrow's Harbour,
South End, Long
Island at Sl.
John's
Anglican

Church on



12th August, 1936. This marital union was blessed with 6 children
- namely Maxine, Vernice, Janet, Audley, Faye and Arlene.

Audley was christened at St. John's Anglican Church in Buckleys,
located directly opposite his family's homestead. He grew up an
Anglican, and appreciated the traditional form of worship practised
by the Anglican Church of his boy-hood, adolescent and young
adult years. But he also appreciated the more vibrant, fiery, vivacious
form of worship so common in the modem Episcopal churches.

It is note-worthy to mention that the Ritchies were well-respected
and prominent residents of Long Island, providing leadership and
guidance in many areas of life to fellow Long Islanders for more
than a Century.

Over the last 138 years the Ritchies have served their island
community with stellar performance in positions such as Justice of
Peace, School Teacher, Marriage Officer, Legal Advisers, Counselors
Shop Keepers, District Post Master, Island Administrator, Registrar
of Births and Deaths and simply as morally decent, Christian human
beings. In fact, it was Virginius Robert Ritchie, the founder of the
Ritchie Clan in Long Island who made the Will of my great-great
grandfather, Charles William Lopez on 30th July, 1904.

Virginius Robert Ritchie also performed the wedding of my
greatgrandparents, Cornelius Lewis Lopez and Clotilda Arabella
Knowles on 20th. May, 1891 at Deadman's Cay, Long Island.

This was the sort of highly literate, disciplined, and responsible
environment into which Audley was born on 29th March, 1945, and
bred, and was nurtured in the fear and admonition of the Lord and
the tenets of the Anglican Faith. :

He grew up under the protective love and tender care of his
parents and Paternal Grandparents, Augustus "Papa Gussie" Ritchie
and Lillian WellsRitchie. He had particularly fond memories of
Grandma Lillie who owned a donkey, which she used to ride to her
farm daily. She died in 1967, the historic year of majority rule in
the Bahamas and the same year Audley Ritchie married La-Gloria
Cartwright at The Gospel Chapel in Cartwrights, Long Island with
Evangelist Cecil Simms as the officiant.

Audley proved to be an irradiant pupil at the All Age School in
Buckley's, which led to his teacher recommending him to prepare
and take the Common Entrance Examination to enter "The
Government High School", which the teenager successfully passed,
and was awarded a Government Scholarship to attend the highly
coveted and premiere Secondary School in the Bahamas, from 1962
to 1964.

At the end of his 2 year course of study at "Government High
School". leading to his sitting 5 '0' Level Exams, he entered The
Bahamas Teacher's College for a three year course, at the conclusion
of which he was granted a Teacher's Certificate, duly endorsed by
the University of the West Indies.

Following his certificafion as a Trained Teacher, he embarked
on his new career with great enthusiasm, vigoroso and a sense of
duty as he did with every subsequent occupation he had.

After 5 years in the Classroom as a Public School Teacher in his

native Long Island, my friend entered the Airline

Industry as a Ticket Agent

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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 3







position of Supervisor.

Continuing the “cc
industrious tradition and
good work ethics of the Ritchie
Family, my friend entered the field
of Security Services, firstly with Trace
Company, remaining a reliable Employee
with that Security Firm until he was offered
and accepted a similar post with Pictet Bank,
which he held quite admirably up until the time
he became incapacitated through illness, which
assailed him in May of this year rendering him
comatosed. :

My friend was very proud to be an Employee of
Pictet Bank and Trust headed by a five member
Executive team comprised of Jan Mazulanick (Senior
Vice President of Finance); Marilyn Cambridge (Senior
Vice President Administration); Shawn Forbes (Senior
Vice President Overseas Division); Pierre Colle (Senior
Vice President Asset Management) and Lawrence Glinton
(Senior Vice President Logistics). He was also proud of
the fact that Pictet was voted number one in The Bahamas and in
the entire Caribbean for providing private banking services.

On several occasions I was, perforce, constrained to contact my
friend for assistance apropos the ownership of property at Long
Island, or to seek help anent a particular family's claim to land in
dispute. More than once he obliged me in swearing an Affidavit to
establish a fact, or to correct an error.

My friend proved to be extremely helpful to me with my work
as a Legal Researcher. I shall miss him indubitably.

For the last 30 years of his life he worked in areas that were not
so demanding cerebrally. Nevertheless, he kept himself au courant
by reading. He read avidly - novels, poetry, history and of course
every news ’paper published locally, especially "The Punch". Two
of his favorite authors were Arthur Hailey and John Grisham, the
works of whom he consumed voraciously, in some cases twice.

Mr. Ritchie was not a perfect man as no mortal is. He had his
short comings like all of us. However, he always acknowledged his
faults and failures with deep contrition. He made mistakes, but
refused to die in them. He made a conscious and genuine effort to
seek forgiveness, and I do verily believe that he has found forgiveness
and peace at last. George Bernard Shaw, the Great Irish Playwright
once said - "A life lived making mistakes is far more useful to
humanity than a life that makes no effort." ,

Ihave lost a good, true and loyal friend.

As Mark Antony declared at the funeral of his friend, Julius
Caesar I now likewise declare:- "Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The
evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their
bones; So let it be with Caesar. He was my friend, faithful and just
to me; You all did love him once - not without cause; What cause
withholds you then to mourn for him? Bear with me; My heart is
in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back
to me."

As with many of us here today -- Barbara, Floyd McKenzie,
Cathy Key, Noreen Major, Ecklie and many others too numerous
to mention, "our hearts are in the coffin there with Audley, and will
remain there until we meet again."

My friend has left in his Last Will a bequest to each of you in
the form of a message. It reads thus:

"Don't start the day with doubts and fears,
For where God lives, faith will appear.
Love won't grow in a gloomy heart,
Where sorrows live and teardrops start.
Don't give up before you've begun,

You still have time to

get things done.

Don't waste time God's given you;

Let him be praised in all you do.

Den't be a quitter; you're not alone,

We all must crawl before we're grown.
There are no rainbows without the rain;
There are no victories without pain.
Don't let God down and run away,

You can't go back to yesterday. . ...

Don't start the day with doubts and fears,
For where God lives, faith will appear.”
Rest in Peace, faithful friend.

By: George Livingstone Lopez Heastie





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DREXEL
ALPHONSO PRATT,

Cowpen & Spikenand Road.

Community and others.

at the Church until service time.

Cedar Crest Funeral Home

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

Funeral Services For

Angela Palacious. Interment will :
be made Southern Cemetery, :

‘ Orman Brown. Interment will be made at the Southern

Cherished memory are held by his mother, Caroline Pratt; .!
his father, Samuel Nesbitt; one son, Michael; one daughter, :
Felicia; one grand-son, Michael Jr.; sisters, Joanna and :
Willisey Brown, Ann and Ann Marie; brothers, Frederick :
Hortorn, Samuel Jr. and Ally; uncles, Bruce Pratt, John Nesbitt :
and Valbon Brown; aunts, Ethel Nesbitt and Virgina Pratt; :
brother-in-law, Lesley Brown, numerous nieces including,
Raquel Turnquest, Racquil Bethel, Obiageli and Lannes :
Bennons; numerous nephews including, Kardo Bethel, :
Fabian Horton and Miguel Bennons, a host of other relatives
including, Sarah and Alphonso Smith, Bernice, Stella Capron, :
Annie and Cecil Flowers, Betty Pinder, Kathleen and Elgin :
Rahming, Sybil and Stanley Pinder, Fr. Ernest and Jackie : ‘ ortla, De
Pratt Ural, Pratt, Marina and Shervin Butler, Craig Carrol, :. Maeoni, Helena, Zilpha, Lilly, Denice, Anne, Linda, Wendy,
Charles Pratt, Marina Smith, Ronald Pratt, Ann, Doreen Pratt, :
Donnie Pratt, Cloren and Garvin, George and Helen Adderley, :
Melvin Adderley, Rex and Rossie, Hensel and Marilyn, Ronald :
and Denice, Michael, Patrick, Delores, Francis and Sidney :
McPhee, Rudolph and Francis Pratt; numerous friends :
including, Paula Ferguson, Yvonne Storr, Anthony Dean,
. Carlson Wallace, Wesley Poitier, Janet, Jermaine and family,
Lloyd Bethel and family, The Evans family, Jackie Dean and :
family, McKenzie family, Karen Thompson and family, Regla :
Flores and family, Charity Armbrister and family, Vernice :
Walkine and family, St. James and Kemp Road Communities :

Coral Harbour Community, The Forest and Farmers Hill :
:. Numerous to mention.

' Louis; grandchildren, David (Ronda) Louis, Antoinette

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest :
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday :

from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00a.m. :
from 9:00a.m., until service time.

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SARAH FLORA
ELOISE DEAN,
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a resident of White Subdivision,
off Kemp Road, and formerly of
Arthur's Town, Cat Island will be
held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, J
August 2nd 2008 at St. James
Native Baptist Church, St. James
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Cemetery, Spikenard Road.

Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memoryare 1
daughter, Catherine Annabelle Louis, 1 son-in-law, Carnot

Louis, Fernande (Brian) Russel; Carlaine (Andonos) Smith;
4 great grand children, Justice and Gabrelle Russell, Sirarah
and Andonos Smith; 2 sisters, Laura Miller and Eliza Pinder,
2 brothers, Rev. Richard Dean and Rev Ezra Dean; 1aunt, °
Alice Roberts; 4 sisters-in-law, Iris Dean, Jacklyn Dean,
Cecelia Dean and Naomi Dean; numerous nieces and
nephews including, Yvonne, Jenniemae, Rhoda, Clara,
Drucilla, Yvette, Portia, Beryl, Corene, Marina, Flora, Elva,

Melony Faye, Patrice, Renee, April, Joyce, Ivy, Diana, Evelyn,
Viola, Roselda, Leona, Alquena, Gillian, Daisey, Vernita,
Marionette, Merlene, Richard, Philip, Kenneth, Ezra Jr., Mark,
Vernon, Calvin, Norman, Isaac Jr, Maxwell, Elisha, Frederick,
Garth, Edroy, Hayden, Leonard., Eddie, Steve, Randy, Shart,
Alfred, Daniel, Willard, Oral, Glen, Rev. Charles, Rodney,
Steve, Howard, Anthony, Mc Niel, Travis, Rev Ricardo and
Leonardo, and other relatives including, Rev. Dr. Clyde
and Prophetess Rozelda Flowers of Bimini, Alma, Ms Taylor,
Gracie Dorsette, James and Gertrude Stubbs, and other family
members of Deerfield Beach Florida, the entire community
of Arthur's Town Cat Island, Kemp Road and others too

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday
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IANTHE PEARLINE
BEEN, 65




and numerous other relatives and friends.

Yager funeral Home & Crematorium

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

aU aye clea sh haa FOR

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

a resident of #239 Teach Place :
Freeport and formerly of Lorimers :
Middle Caicos, Turks Island will be :
held on Saturday 2nd, August 2008 :
at the Chucrch of the Good Shepherd, :
Pinder’s Point Grand Bahama. :
Officiating will be Rev. Erma :
Ambrose assisted by other members :
of the clergy and interment will follow :
in the Grand Bahama Memorial Park Frobisher Drive. :

She will be deeply missed by her husband Theodore Livingstone
Been children Andrew Charles Been and Juanita Diann Hanna :

son in law Wann Hanna daughter in law Remelda Been grand :}

children Andea, Adam and Antheo Been, Wannisha and Wannessa : Island Cemetery.

Hanna sisters Unner Tucker-Davis and Martha Rosada Knowles :
other sisters and brothers include Syvil Pratt, Osetta Henfield, :

Alice Goodwin, Elmira Taylor, Sheila Moxey, Clarita Lockhart, :

Mary, Taylor, Wilton Taylor and Charles Taylor sister in law Barbara, Doranda and Rolanda | brother Leon “Old Bone” Swain

Cynthia Joan Ben and Dorothy Been brother in law Wilfred :

Knowles nephews Alan and Stanley Francis, Cyrial Davis, Clay :

Williams, Dennis and Lyndon Robinson, Sherman Francis, Derek | Roger Jones grand children Tyron, Ruth, Chad, Marion, Dentry,

Been, Lyndin forbes, Ronnie and Marvin Simmons, Rudy, Oliver, | Bernard, Michale, Antone, Stephanie, Synovia, Oprah, Meko,

Sherwin, Wendell and Ferris nieces Graceann Malcolm, Leonie : Cedric, Glen, Trevor, Julie, Melissa, Edward, Aysha, Michael,

Davis, Jacqueline Rolle, Janette Roberts, Velma Francis, Ruby :

Simmons-Ashby, Marguerite Musgrove, Pansy, Simmons, Carolie,
Sylvia, Deanie, Karen and Lorna Grant godchildren Samaiyah : Raheem, Edward Jr., Razario, Edreka, Renee, Miranda, Marion,

Black, Andrew Pinder, Ronnie Burrows, Janeall and Janice Davis. :
Other relatives and friends including Whitleen Forbes, Majorie :

Robinson, Mary Wright, Father Lamuel. Been, Bishop Oliver and :
Agnes Kennedy, Lena Been, Dorothy Been, Ellen Glinton, Cicely : Trevor Jr., Samantha, Tameka, Cedetra, Marissa, Dino Jr., Lorenzo,

Garland, Jerlene Roker, Vanderlene Hamilton, Bishop Sidney : ee Gee :
and Pastor Laquita Collie, Emery Symonette, Lucille Hanna, ! Aaron, Jermaine, Virgis, Eigene, Steve, Tony and Ednell nieces

Yvonne Rigby, Kirk Wildgoose, Frank and Lillian Bassett, Aubrey :

an dLillian Simmons, Richard and Agnes Simmons, Oswald and | Jenise, Garnell, Angie and Charity and a host of other relatives

_ Estella Pindeer, Percy and Kathy, Albury, Louise Gibbs, Agnes and friends including Eucilne Hunt, Eddison and Olga Davis,
Rolle, Sandra Moore, Roselyn Lightbourne, Hilda Grant, Foster :

and Helen Chatman, Donna Bastian, Jessie Rigby, Basil Forbes, | Ruhtlyn Davis, Alice and Lucille McBride, the entire Community

Lynden Douglas, Natasha Hinesy, Renee Fowler, Lyndette Curtis, | of Moores Island and Hawksbill and others to numerous too
Janet Ramsey, Dezree Taylor, Nurse Nicoya Parkinson, Nurse
Sandra Davis, Fr. Ian Claridge and Rev. Erma Ambrose, Fr. and |
Mrs. Curtis Robinson, Archdeacon and Mrs. Cornell Moss, The :

Good Shepherd Church Family, Port L Market Place friends } ©
. oe. Oe gee ea Oe en Py time on Saturday at the church.



THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 5















AREMETHA “Mama”
DAMES, 84

a resident of # 36 Abaco Drive
Hawksbill and Formerly of Moores
Island Abaco will be held on Saturday
2nd, August, 2008 at the St. Matthews
Baptist Church, Moores Island, Abaco
at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor
Geneva, Williams, Pastor Nixon
Simms and Pstor Preston Knowles.
Interment will follow in the Moores















Left to cherish her memories are her children Atlee Davis, Leotha
Reckley and Margret Jones adopted children Mornette, Tornette,





3 sisters Minerva Davis, Latisha Swain and Emily McBride
brother in law Henzel Davis son in laws Edward Reckley and







Beorha, Robert, Senera, Ginger, Creighton, Ivy, Lindy, Clint,
Oralee, Roger and Raquel great grand children Khalid, Gabrielle,






Tyrinique, Chelsey, tahanyah, Tyrone Jr., Ryan, Antone Jr.,
Antonia, Trika, Denika, Keya, Jaheim, Javon, Darrinae, Damahya,
Daranika, Gleniah, Glenise, Glenneisha, Lateria, Lateika, Talia,






Laron, Delano, De’Nage and Taron 4 great grand children nephews





Lillian, Patsy, Netta, Aline, Annalee, Peggy, Tara, Vernell, Janice,





Daisy Johnson, Lawrence Swain, Doris Gibson, Celestine, Vernita,







mention.




Relatives and friends may pay their respects and the Burial Society
Hall on Moores Island on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until service






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CLIFTON
LAING JR., 22 |









Cemetery.

























Laing Jr., Timothy and Shantell Cooper, Wendy, Andy, Kayla,
Jerome and Vanessa Laing, Lawanda Burrows, Kendra Leathen,

Nurses at the Rand and High Rock Clinic, the Ambrister sisters,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams, Sonia Storr, Millicent Williams,
the Freetown Primary School Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Lightbourne,
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Russell, Veronica Smith,

the entire Community of Freetown.

Yager funeral Home & Crematorium
P.O. Box F-40288, eed Genesee Bahamas

Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

FUNERAL bailed FOR

time.

aresident of Freetown Grand Bahama !
be held on Saturday 2nd, August :
2008 at 2:00 p.m. at New Zion Baptist !
Church Freetown Grand Bahama. :
Officiating will be Rev. Preston L. !
Cooper Jr. assisted by Rev. Lawrence :
G. Pinder J.P. and Rev. Rufus Cooper. :
Interment will follow in the Freetown :

Left to mourn his passing.are his parents Clifton Sr. and Ellajane :
Laing 1 brother Clinton Laing, 3 sisters Clarinda and Fredricka |
. Laing and Sahvon Thomas 1 brother in law Kevin Thomas Sr. :
2 neices Keva Thomas and Tranise Laing 5 nephews Randy : a .
Reckley, Alexander Smith, Kevin Jr. and Kevon Thomas and : Cherished memories are held by her parents Osborne and ©
Romeo McKenzie 6 aunts Voline, Rosetta, Monique and Bethley :
Cooper and Ludell Mader and Delores Laing 6 uncles Boston Crystal Ann Lewis 1 grandson Avont Saunders | adopted son
and Abadon Cooper, Washington, Alvin, Elijah and Gathville :
--Laing-2-aunt-in laws Patrice-and-Jeline-Laing 1-uncle inlaw {+
Spencer Cooper, 24 cousins Tiffany, Sophia, Ricardo and Alvin } Farrington 5 sisters Jenieth Lewis Williams, Elrona Ellis, Catherine
; : Lewis, Christine Turnquest and Latoya Farrington 1 adopted

: sister Caroline Calixte 17 nephews Danny, Eugene, Kendal,

Demetri Mader, Shanise, Shavanno, Shaniqua, Ebony and :
- Rashawn Cooper, Naomi and Narissa Pinder, Aubrey, Elva and :
Alonzo Smith 9 grand uncles Genius, Rufus, Leonard:and Preston }
Cooper Sr., Bruce, Alton, Nelson McIntosh, Seth Roberts and :
Solomon Mitchell 14 grand aunts Ceola, Irene, Cecila, Verna :
and Lubertha Cooper, Dorcas Mitchell, Evelyn and Margaret : :
McIntosh, Corene and Virgina CooperMildred Russell, Hetlyn : Keiajnae, Fa’bre, Syneeka, Rickeya, Rickesha, Saniya, Makayla,
smith and Violet Roberts and a hostof other relatives and friends :
including Rev. Havard Cooper, Lillian Cooper, Doctors and : Rolle, Mozena Sands and Runez Major 2 grand aunts Minincha
Miller of South Andros and Elnora Bain of Hollywood FL. 1

: daughter in law Patty Lewis 3 brothers in law Silas Williams

North Riding Point Club Staff, Inez Thomas, the Family of of !

New Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Preston Cooper Jr., the Staff of | Mect See
Williams 1 niece in law Ianthe Lewis of Nassau and a host of

Sherilyn Cooper, Lashonda Grant, Mr and Mrs. Bernard !

_ Mrs. Angie Munnings, Mr. and Mrs. Romes Bridgewater and : : t
: Home & Crematorium, Queens Highway on Friday from 12:00

; : noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 11:30
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral

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one & Crematorium on Padayn from 12:00 noon until 6:00 |
‘ p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 12:30-p.m. until service





VERNIE ROSESSA
LEWIS, 50





| Vincent De Paul Catholic Church,

| Hunter’s Grand Bahama. Officiating

| will be Deacon Jeff Hollingsworth

| and interment will follow in the Grand

J Bahama Memorial Park, Frobisher
Drive.




Althemea Lewis 2 sons Craig and Renaldo lewis 1 daughter

Jevon Saunders 3 grand daughters Azha Lord, Procita and Jade
Lewis 3 brothers Nathaniel Lewis, Anthony Rahming and Dewitt _



Alexander Nathaniel, Cory, Matthew, Silas, Lavard, Deon,
Walter Jr., Kermit, Mathen, Iasia, Andrew, Jenero and Daimen
9 niceces Denise, Shavonne, Nathandra, Genista, Felicity,
Angelica, Santana, Dewhitne and Diebolique 9 grand nephews
Va’Doyle, Denecko, Fabian, Jerome, Von;Dre, Philander Jr.,

Akeel, Silas Jr. and Naldo 11 grand nieces Mariah, Genea,

Myanique and Mickavea 4 aunts Catherine Sands, Gwendlyn

Sr., Walter Ellis Sr. and Kendal Turnquest 2 sisters in law
Mechille Lewis and Samantha Rahming 1 nephew in law Richard

other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral

a.m. until service time.






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Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030



THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 7

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1 026
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

‘CHRISTOPHER
CHAMBERLIN
BURROWS, 72,

of #45 West Chester Drive,

Freeport, Grand Bahama will be 2

held on Saturay, August 2nd,

10am at Epiphany Anglican |

Church, Prince Charles Drive.

Canon Delano Archer, assisted by |
Fr. Colin Saunders will officiate. |

Interment will follow in Woodlawn |
_ Fox Hill.

Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left with fond memories are son, Andrew, Adrian and David 2

Burrows; daughters, Angela Martin (deceased), Diane |
Burrows and Denise Hanna; grandchildren, Ryan |
Bridgewater, John and Nichols Burrows, Deja, David and |
Dillon Burrows, Geoffrey Jr., and Mercdes Martin, Lauren |
Cargill, Chrispin, Cameron and Cimone Hanna; sons-in- |
law, Geoffrey Martin and Dennis Hanna; daughters-in-law, |

Lynda and Leja Burrows; brothers, Luther A. Burrows;

brothers-in-law, Carl Butler, Maxwell Stubbs; sisters-in-law, |

Theresa and Patricia Burrows; nephews, Mark, Anthony and ; Pauline and Simon beneby, Pastors Christine and Jeff Collie,

Luther Neil Burrows; nieces, Alma Evans, Cora Colebrooke, |
' Eleanor Martins.and Cheryl Martins; numerous grand nieces

Anne Smith, Theresa James, Fercena, Marva, Charmaine,

Jacqueline and Petra Burrows, Jo'Ann Riley and Gina Cooper |
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Colonna |
Burrows, Alayna Ledard, Jason Edwards, Alex Evans, Melon |
Ledard, Blair and Bryan Colebrook, Kimberly Fuller, Anthony |
Lockhart, Esau Roker, Earl and Jennifer McPhee, Altamese |
Isaacs and family, Doris Barry, Livingston, Daniel and. |
Bernard Major, Vernita Thurston, Ruth Wallace, Pat Reckley, |
Rosebud of Miami, Florida, the Russell and Lewis families _ Life Christian Church family, Bishop Sheldon Newton and
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Coleman and Sesley Darville, |
Clarkeston and Fredricka Darville, Tiffany Thompson, Paul | Elizabeth "Betty" Cleare and Infinite Works Apostolc Church
Thompson, Matthew Williams, E. John Deleveaux and |
family, Ian Bethel and family, Vivian Archer and family, |

Dorothy Fox and family, Godet, Peterson, Cooper, Duncanson |
| Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers

_ Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00am to

Arrangements are being handled by Bethel Brothers |
. | the church from12:30pm until service time.

and Gomez familes of Montrose Avenue.

Morticians.

MINISTER PATSY
BRENDINA COX, 76

of Sandilands Village Road, will |
be held on Saturday, August 2,
2:00pm at New Life Christian
Center, Prince Charles Drive.
Apostle S. Douglas Cleare,
assisted by Bishop Sheldon
} Newton will officiate. Interment
will folllow in Mount Carey
Union Baptist Church, Cemetery,

Left to cherish her memories are one brother, Solomon
Leopold Cox; one sister, Elder Pamela R. Cox; sister-in-law,
Mrs Frances Cox; aunts, Mrs Julia Finley, Mrs Inoris Poitier,
Mrs Gladys Cox and Mrs Vera Cox;-nieces and nephews, |
Frank "Pancho" and Emestine Rahming, Bishop Erma and
Samuel Mackey, Pastor Jacqualine Armbrister, Minister
Stephanie Rahming, Pastors Debra and Willard Strachan,

| Brenda Cox Morris, Jackie and Carla Cox, Joan and Perry

Neely, Minister Vernon Collie, Minister Tracey Rahming,
Francita and Ivan Deveaux, Daniel Rahming, Richard and

and grand nephews; other relatives and friends including,
Mr..Frank and Clementina Edgecombe and family, Agnes
Edgecombe and family, Elder Miriam Roker, Ritchie
Newchurch and family, Delores Ferguson, Delano Knowles,
Mrs Celeste Lockhart, Mrs Mary Ferguson, Mrs Arabella
Cambridge, Ms. Paulette Williams and the staff of the
Geriatrics Hospital, Apostle S. Douglas Cleare and the New

Jesus Christ Centred Ministries Church family, Apostle Dr.

family, Rev. Dr. Enoch Backford II and the Mount Carey
Union Baptist Church family, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Saunders.

6:00pm and on Saturday from 10:00am to 11:30am and at



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CGvergreen

rtuary

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

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

Funeral Services for

MARGRET
POITIER-MOXEY, 88

of the Persis Rodgers Home,

Discipleship Ministries International,

Cemetery, Old Trail Road.



cousins, Effiemae Eneas, Ralph Green, John Green, Kermit Green,

Moxey, Rev. Edney and Inez Bowleg, John and Annis Saunders, Mr.&
Mrs Winnifred Bullard, Hastings and Marilyn Bullard, Mr. Melvin

a host of other relatives and friends; Vincent, Gregory, Loran,

at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE

MRS. DELORIS
ALLARDYCE
JOHNSON PINDER, 91

of Gregory Town Eleuthrea will be

Drive at 7:00p.m





the late Mrs. Deloris Allardyce J ohnson Pinder age 91 years of the
‘ Sandy Point Abaco and formerly of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, will
‘ be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at St. Martins Anglican Church,
Sandy Point, Abaco at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Earl Hepburn.
: Interment will follow in Sandy Point Public Cemetery, Sandy Point

Hawthorne Road and formerly of Ae: :
Mangrove Cay, Andros will be held : , . :
: -a:., : Left to cherish fond memory are her adopted children, Cyril "Fella"

Friday, August Ist, 2008 at Christian : ry P » Ly
Pe aa : cai ‘ Gardiner, Sandra Pennerman, Sybil Johnson, Deloris "Bunny" Culmer,
Dolphin Drive at 11:00 a.m. Officiating : Calvin Walker (deceased), Garnet and-Irvin Saunders (deceased);

will be Pastor Arlington Rahming. ‘ stepchildren, Beulah Robinson, Melanie Badmus, Bernus and Stephen

Interment will follow in Old Trail } Pinder; twenty-one grandchildren, Michelle, Barry, Phedra Rahming,
' Kenisha Gardiner, Diane Curtis, Bridgette Davis, Charlene Darling,
‘ Sheryce and-Vakelle Dorsett, Kela Sands, Mary McPhee, Stephanie
Left to cherish fond memory are her : and Dorothy Walker, Clint and Cyril Gardiner Jr., Micho Dorsette,
Randus and Lynden Ranger, Don, Duane, Dylan and Drumieko
Grace Green, Helen Miller ,Lowers Green, Icelyn Colebrooke, Allydice :
: Eleuthera; eleven nieces, Miriam Pratt, Dorothy Simon, Candace
} : ard. ‘ Russell, Arlene Major, Sada Johnson of Miami, Florida, Rosalie and
Bullard Jr., Shirley Saunders,Trisha Saunders and Jennie Neely; and.‘ Delores Johnson, Judy Green, Pamela Johnson, Ruth Derico and Lina
2 ] I Thompkins, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; five nephews, Leon and
Carlton and Kendrick Coleby, Karen Rahming, Edwina Brown and { \axwell Sweeting of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dennis Johnson of

Cherely Kelly, Clement Forbes ,Jennifer Jerome, Carlissa, Lovita : Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Wilfred and Kenneth Johnson of Ft.

and Dellarease Colebrooke, Jernetta Pinder, Lily Bowleg, Jacqueline Lauderdale, Florida; numerous grand nieces including, Laurie

Bowles onda lice Bec liy so seuded varnilyy crsis eodeer Home Or : Johnson of Miami, Florida, Keisha Russell, Noella Smith, Eudene

the agedand’ me Doctors aid oan OF Female Medical Ward it ‘ Brown, Barbara Archer, Sharon Hield, Janene Arnett, Beryl Pugh,
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary, : Allison Makera Middleton, Stephanie Wright, Sandra Sampson and
Mackey Street on Thunéday fom 11:00 in until 5:00 p.m. and again : Sheena Simon of Ft. Lauderdale Florida; numerous grand nephews

: including, Pastor Peter Butler and Phillip Butler, Tony Simon, Kevin

: and Marlon Roberts, Ralph Middleton, Spencer, Ricardo and Erskine

‘ Arnette; one daughter in-law, Lucille Walker; special friends, Eloise -
: Thompson, Eliza Pinder and Valerie Lightbourne; and a host of other. |
‘ relatives and friends including, Alfred Pennerman, Wendall Pratt,
‘ Wellington, Middleton, Eugene Simon, Edward. Culmer, Bernadette
‘ Gardiner, Rev. George Derico, Pat Sweeting, Eulean Johnson, Mr.
Benjamin Pinder and family, Mr. Edward Pinder and family, Elisha
: and Freddie Pinder, Donald and Nurse Estelle Pinder, Ms. Louise
: Archer and family, Shirley Saunders, Andrae Rahming Sr., Dwight
‘ Barry, Josey Johnson, Carol and Cherriel Butler, Velma Burrows,
Edith Lightbourne and family, Greg Bain and family, Captain Ernest
‘ Dean and family; caregivers, Patricia Thomas, Trishy Roberts, and
of the Sandy Point Abaco and formerly :

Pennerman; one uncle, James "Buck" Johnson of Gregory Town,

Dimples Gibson, Fr. Earl Hepburn and the members of St. Martin's

Anglican Church in Sandy Point, Abaco and the entire Sandy Point
held on Thursday, July 31,2008 at ! Community.
Epiphany Anglican, Prince Charles :
: Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary,
: Mackey Street on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and again

| FUNERAL SERVICE io: |

= et SR PNET PEN.

at the church in Sandypoint from 8:00 p.m. from until service time.

a

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WALTER RODRECT
BETHEL, 54

and formerly of James Cistern,

August 2nd, 2008 at

Gardens, Soldier Road.



Hobbs; six aunts, Pearl, Audruy, Maguarite, Mrytle Curry, Erma

Fernander, Jennifer Cunningham, Shavonne Rolle, Latoya Culmer,
Octavia Thurston, Tamara Lockhart, Rochelle Thurston, Sandra,
Barbaralyn and Linda; thirteen nephews, Gladstone Jr., Demond,

Delano, Gastineav Thurston, Prescott and Benjamin Cleare, Terelle :

and Terez Johnson, Corie Ferguson, Cohen Thomas, Herbert :
: Sherrell, J udith, Monica, Carriemae, Kathy, Bridgette, Devornia,
| Francina White, Liilymae Williams, Whitney Curry and Kevin } Anthea, Shekira, Michelle, Lydia, Stephanie, Val, Tracee, Crystal,
: D'Andrea, T'Sharra, Elaine, Theresa and Sandra; special friend,

Fernander, Micheal Cunnigham and Ryan Culmer; five cousins,

| and Whitney Mortimer; numerous grandnieces and nephews,
Zamardee, Rykiesh, Rykia, Demoria, Kaleshia, Demia, Jade,
Michelle, Lexis, Mya, Micayla, Jaydell, Bernita, Katasio, Tenaz,

and family, Ruth Ellis and family, Ann Smith, Agnes Strachan,

Magaret hospital management and staff Maintenance Department,
| Nurses and Doctors PMH male medical II, Maple street family,

| Ferguson and family.

Funeral Services for

of Maple Street, Pinewood Gardens

Eleuthera will be held on Saturday, !
the :
Independence Drive Church of God, :
Independence Drive at 10:00 a.m. :
Officiating will be Rev. Erom Lewis. :
Interment will follow in Woodlawn :

Left to cherish fond memory are his !

wife, Janice; children, Kevin and Roxann; grandchildren, Taysha, ; Tameka; son, Shelton; two grandchildren, Dawn Dorsette and

Tevin and Tyler; mother, Blanche Sanford; stepfather, John Drejuan Johnson; four brothers, Joe, Isaac, Randolph and Bernard

Sandford; sisters, Ruth Thurston, Kathleen Johnson and Hyliah Curtis; four sisters, Bessimae Lloyd, Yvonne Rolle, Linda and
‘ Veronica Curtis; stepsister, Celeste Rolle; stepbrother, Victor
Olga Bowles; four uncles, Hubert Dean, Rupert,George and Rev. ‘:
| Bosfelid Bethel; three brothers-in-law, Gladstone Thurston, Dean :

and Perry Hobbs; sister-in-law, Elvoeda Harvey; ten nieces, Yvette
‘ Rolle of Zelwood, Fl. Vernal and Thomas Rolle; two aunts, Lillian
: Smith and Stella Rolle; twenty-two nephews, Van, Nigel, Sidney,
: Warren, Dwight, Mario, Frankie, Derrick, Rudolph, Philip, Bertram,

Barbara Minns,
including, Rev. Rachel Ferguson, Mavis and Bill McPhee, Rosie
Agajuan, Izaiah, Devano, Delano, Deshawn, Justin, Benjaminand ee ne a oe ae
Prescott; and a host of other relatives and friends, Edna Woodside : Verlene, Dorcas: “Misphah, Ophelia, Hagel, Lessiemae, Leroy,
: Bernice, Dayna, Gertrude, Wendell, Marsha Smith, Audley Rolle,

Rev. Deane Ranger, Veda and Nicloe King and family, Independence : Olga, Florine and Joe Rolle, Rev. Charles Rolle, Patricia, Holly-

Drive Church of God family, FNM Pinewood branch, Princess : Jane, Dena, Darin, Sharon, Brenhilda Basden, Bubba, Freddie,
‘ Linda Cash and family, Ms. Lunn, Ms. Pinder and family, Joe and
‘ Annamae Forbes, Ms. Wallace and family, Williemae Poitier,

i RBC JFK Staff, Janet Lees, Dakana Clarke, Denise Pinder, Marion :
Cox, Joan Neymour, Ena Mae, Sean Rolle, Viola Gray and Peg ggy
‘ Community, the Elizabeth Estates family, the Coconut Grove
: family and many others too numerous to mention.
| Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary, :
1 Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again :

{ at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time. | : a. un
: : at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

THURSDAY,

C@vergreen
rtuary

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

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



ZEPHANIAH |
PATRICK CURTIS, 54

of Elizabeth Estates will be held
on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at
First Baptist Church, Market Street
at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Rev. Earl Francis assisted by Rev.
Hueton Lloyd. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherish fond memory are
his wife, Brenda Curtis; three
daughters, Judith, Ingrid and



Rolle; two brothers-in-law, Rev. Hueton Lloyd and Harcourt
Rolle; three sisters-in-law, Rosilyn Smith, Angerine and Carnetta
Curtis; four uncles, Rueben Rolle of Winters Garden, Fl., William

Jamal, Jermaine, Craig, Dwayne, Demicko, Heuton, Craig, Angelo,
Harcourt, Odessa and Decosta; twenty-two nieces, Javari, Shenika,

and a host of other relatives and friends

Marinetta Rolle, Craven, Stafford Davis and family, the Sandilands
Rehabilitation Center especially the Culmer's Ward, the Rolleville

Relatives anc friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary,

Mackey Strcot on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again

mr



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Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary
| Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020e Robinson Rd & 5th Street

Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ¢ 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

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LAST RITES FOR



-ENAMAE SEARS
" DEAN, 51

of Williams Town Exuma will be held
| on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary

Town, Exuma.

Cemetery William Town.






Mother-in-law: Burnice Dean of Long Island; Sisters-in-law:. Ceital,
Audrey, Patrice, Karan, Janet, Barbara and Lesa Duncombe, Willamae,





Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
including Malvease Bethel, Gigi and Yvette Cooper, Kendon Brown,
Lavardo Cartwright, Shivron Gary, Ramont, Damaine, Vernal Jr.,






Vernice, Johnathan Jr. and Dale Cooper, Javon Mcphee, ‘Bernard,
Eugene, Penston, Kendal, Cecelia, Renae, Jennifer, Tamisha, Christopher,
Okeda, Eugene, Desmond, Elliot, Kenneth, Geron, Lashanta, Indira,
Youri, Desiree, Denise, Dion, Anika, Tiffany, Tamara, Andrew, Ansenio,




















Exuma Police Force.





Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time.





Magdalene Anglican Church, Williams :
Officiating will be :
Rev’d Willish:- Johnson assisted by Fr. :
Stephen Davies. Interment in St. Mary’s :

She is survived by her 2 daughters: :
Zephenia and Zephramae Dean; Sisters: :
Diana, Jestina, Kathymae Cooper, Laura Roberts, Florence Kemp and :
Margaret Major; Brothers: Vernal, Johnathan and Michael Cooper, !
Eugene, Andrew, Patrick, Hallam, Timothy and Clarence Gibson; :!

Rosalyn, Rosalie; Nora and Julie; Brother-in-law: Perry Roberts; :

Vernell, Camille, Christine, Coolen, Jamaal, Mikia, Michael Jr., Vernica,

Candice, Andrunique, Andrell, Hallam, Krystelle and Shandiqua; A :
host of other relatives and friends including Audrey Woodside and
family, Beverly Miller and Family, Dora Smith and Family, Theresa :
Black and Family, Harriet Crawley and Family, Gabriel and Margaret :
Styles, Wilfred and Wellington Bullard, Remilda Gray and Family, |
Phyllis Saunders and Family, Tracy Styles and Family, Lula Ferguson :
and Family, Merriel Adderley and Family, Harry Dean and Family, |
Superintendent Cunningham and Family, Perry Brice and family, :
Christopher and Jennifer Kettle, Mazel Hinsey and Family, Inspector i
Harcourt Strachan and Family, Julian Romer and Family, Kenneth :
Nixon and Family, Sharon Bethel and Family, Ernest Bowe Jr. and :
Family, Christopher Moncur and Family, Cassandra Dean and Family, :
Anthony Moss M.P. and Family, Elaine Adderley and Family, Patsy :
Johnson and Family, Freddy Major and Family, ‘Sugar Kid’ Bowe and :
Family, James Storr and Family, the entire Williams Town Community, :
the entire staff of the George Town Community Clinic and the entire :

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey Exuma
on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and at the church on !

CORNELIUS
ROLLE, 76

of Curtis Exuma will be held on
Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Mount Sinai
Union Baptist Church, Stuart Manor
Exuma. Officiating will be Rev. Cedric
Smith assisted by Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke,
Bishop Hartman Rolle and Rev. Leslie
Curtis. Interment in Curtis Public
Cemetery, Curtis Exuma.



















| He is survived by 6 sons: Carlton, Cornelius Jr., Otis, Ricardo, Terry
‘ and Randy Rolle; 7 Daughters: Sybil, Eulease and Drucilla Rolle,
: Bernice Clarke, Rosalee Johnson, Marsha Smith and Sandra Welch of
Elder
‘ William and Bishop Hartman Rolle; 2 Sisters: Naomi and Lillian R.
‘ Mckenzie; 30 Grandchildren: Vernette, Kim, Kesa, Shavanda, Crystal,
‘ Mia, Donneka, Michael, Shameika, Octavia, Trina, Kella, Randia,
' Alicia, Lashasnda, Jeffery, Andrew, Marcus, Mario, Keno, Phillip,
‘ Steven, Rashad, Carlton Jr., Alfred Jr., Tyrik, Joshua, Terrell, Terrano
: and Aaliyah Rolle, Cameron Smith, Craig and Richie; 18 Great
‘ Grandchildren; Numerous Nephews including Rev. Irvin Clarke and
: Family, Timothy Clarke and Family, Leon Flowers and family, Wesley
: Flowers, Neville, David and Camie Rolle, Robert and Neuiza Rolle,
Philip, Walter, Solomon, Danny, Patrick, Perry, Dieon, Simon, Allan
: Jr. and Nathan Rolle, Rev. Franklyn Mckenzie, Mack, Ben, Moses,
: Abby, Willard and Al Mckenzie, Dwayne Mckenzie, Alfred, Duke and
Hartman Mckenzie Jr.; Numerous Nieces including Nora Stuart,
Gwendolyn Wright, Alvera and Enamae Flowers, Judy Munroe, Magnola
Knowles, Emerlee Clarke, Fredddiemae Forbes, Mildred Kelly, ASP
Lulamae Dean, SGT. Dotlyn Storr, Euthlee Brown, Rachael Mckenzie,
Wendy Burrows, Kezie Mcphee, Val, Sally, Princess, Yvonne andf
Nadine Mckenzie, Dorthera, Jackie and Rochelle Rolle, Marsha Williams,
‘ Rena, Phebe and Lucille Mckenzie, Viola Rolle, Stella Rolle, Pat and
Jennie Rolle; Daughter-in- law: Shirley Rolle; Son-in- law: Alfred
Johnson; 1 Brother-in-law: Labon Mckenzie; 5 Sisters-in-law: Essie,

Sara and Izona Rolle, Jenniemae and Lillian Mckenzie; Godchildren:

Sharlene Clarke, Paula and Prenal Ferguson; Host of ‘other relatives
: and friends including Rev. Cedric Smith and Family, Rev. Adam Brown
: and Family, Rev. Leon Williams and Family, Rocker Williams and

‘ Coco Fla.; 1 Adopted Daughter: Alima Hanna; 2 Brothers:

: Family, Curlene Major and Family, Laura, Katrina, Dorothy Boles,
: Gertrude Rolle, Ben Mcphee, Leoland Storr, Linwood Clarke, Steve
‘ Taylor, Bald Head, The Munroe Family, Mr. and Mrs. Clive Ferguson,
: Randy Smith and family, Robert, The Exuma Elevating Society,
‘ Masonic Lodge and the entire Community of Exuma.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey Exuma
: on Friday from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
‘ from 9:00 A.M. until service time.





















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

LORETTA ANGELA
THOMPSON SANDS

at Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church,

Gardens, Soldier Road. re

Julianna Austin-Saunders, Mercella
Sands- Moncur and Bridgette K. Sands;
Sister-in-law: Georgiemae Wallace;



Son-in-laws: Anthony St. John — Saunders and Corporal 1491 Patterson

Moncur; Grandchildren: Anthonice S. Saunders, Zananthonia K. Saunders,

Patterson Moncur 11, Shariz Moncur, Johnelle and Jameko Sands; Great-
- Grandchildren: Ervin H. Wallace Jr., Deno Mollie Jr., Deshon, Deshae and }

Daina Mollie; Sisters: Mary Morris, Naomi Williams, Marjorie Wallace;
Brothers: Wilfred Thompson and John Thompson; Aunts: Ruth Mackey,

Wealthy Thompson and Agusta Cartwright; Nieces: Pamela Sullivan, Shawnlee
& Ginger Morris, Adriana Thompson, Genae Darville, Sheena.Culmer and }

Delicia Morris; Nephews: Kurt Raffael And Gentry Morris, Ross, Myrten,

Ezra, Gerard and Shannon Thompson, Horatio Sullivan; God-Children:
Theresa Francis M°Phee and Celestia Austin; God- Mother: Francesta :
Wallace; Cousins: Pearl Rodriquez, Tiamarco Sr. and Tiamarco Jr. Rhodriquez,:

Godrey, Fenrick ( Deceased), Donna, Patricia, Karen, C’Olvin, Tamico,

Nevado, O’Neil And Clara Russell, Anastacia, Keith, Ta’keisha, Sonia and

Dwanae Forbes, Sophia ( Deceased), Leroy Sr. and Leroy Jr. M‘Intosh,
Vernesta, Trevor, Shaketra, Trevanna and Tevinique Roxbury, Brendhilda,

Herman Jr., Victoria, Joseph, Cephas, William, Jane, Manassah and Linda

_ Smith, Mary Ferguson, Linda Armbrister, Lashan Pratt, Deovantae Maycock,

Kendal And Escano Rolle, Anita Thompson and The Burrows Family of
Devil’s Point Cat Island, The Mackey, The Adderley, Munnings and Bains }
Family, Sister Annie Thompson, Barbara Bullard, Monica and Francis ;

Thompson, Margaret Winters, Shelly Mortimer, David Johnson, Paula Ellis,
Willamae Gibson, Earla Mackey, Salami Cartwright, Valencia Ann Thompson,

Van Mackey, Banice and Thomas Thompson, Austin and Bruno, Zachaus :
Thompson, Anthony Phillips, Leander And John Cartwright, Lena Pratt and :
Family; Althea Gibson-Moss and Family; Miriam Gibson And Family, Aretha !
Pratt and Family, Theresa Deveaux And Family; Other Family And Friends
Including: The Entire Management and Staff Of Galilee Academy, Galilee :
Collage and Galilee Ministries Including Rev. Dr. Willis Johnson and Minister :

Yvette Johnson and Family, Joyann Clarke, Carlissa Armbrister, Kadiah King,

Alicia Henry and Taneisha Smith. The Entire Management and Staff Of
Wyndham Nassau Resort And Crystal Palace Casino, Entire Management and }

Staff Of All Gas and Petroleum Dealers, Management and Staff Of Bran,

Morley and Smith Company, Management and Staff Of Carlton E. Francis
Pastor ;

Primary School, Member Of Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church,
H.A. Roach & Members Of Good News Seventh Day Adventist Church,

Special Thanks To Doctor Normad, Dr. Halliday, Dr. Ezegbunam, Dr. Johnson,

Dr. Kemp, A&E, Female Medical Ward 11 and The Gynae Ward Of P.M.H,

Restuas Memorial Mortuary
and Cromalouum Limded

ae aay. e sat me) 3

: Officers: & Staff Of B-H.C.A.W.U, Wenzel Lightbouthe, Alexander Gibson,

of Coral Heights East, Will Be Held On
Sunday August 3rd, 2008 at 11:00A.M. :

Blue Hill Road South. Officiating will
be Pastor Hugh A. Roach, D.D M.A; :
J.P. Internment will follow at Woodlawn ;

She survived by her Three Daughters: °
Paulette Walker and Family, Joseph Rolle And Family, Bradley Newbold And



Management and Staff Of Bahamas Gas and Shell Bahamas Ltd., Entire :

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

Francisca Moss, Josephine Simon, Esther Gibson, Luther Smith, Kayla Russell,
Mr. Vincent Coleby, Mrs. Pauline Petty, Doris Maycock, David Capron,

J onathon, Pratt, Wilfred Saunders and Family, Anthony Strachan and Family,

Pasty M°Kinney, Janet Scott, Tina Austin, Betty Bowe, Althea Tinker, Keva
Riley, Winkie Davis, Johnny Johnson, Mrs. Cindy Edwards Roberts and
Family, Bronson Sands and Family, Mrs. Janet M~Neil Taylor, Manassah
Smiih and Family, Thelma and Michael Taylor, Mrs. Arlene Davis Bethel and
Family, Mrs. Barbara Cleare Bellot, Bernice Harris And Family, Michelle
Smith and Family, Mrs. Leotha Bannister and Family, Joanne Adderley,
Carolyn Ward and Family, Evelyn Deveaux and Family, Mrs. Emma Roker,
Mrs. Cynthia Miller Brown and Family, Mrs. Gloria Ward and Family, Mrs.
Edna Pennerman and Family, Sarah Wilton Albury, Lester Rollins, Paulette
Mackey and Family, Minister Margie Wallace, Maxine Mollie and Family,

Family, Mr. William Tyrone Bootle and Family, Tavaris Harris And Family,
Deno Mollie, Dwight Miller, Hazel Miller And Family, Arthur Johnson, Alma
Cox and Family, Entire Coral Heights East Neighbors, Dr. Carter And Family,
Boomer George and Family, Jeff Martin and Family, Maxine Benjamin and
Family, Entire Amerillys Avenue Garden Hills Estate #1 Neighbors, Virginia .
Gibson and Family, Paulina Pople and Family, Millie Sands And Family,

Johnson’s Family, Ms. Daisy Armbrister and Family, Mrs. Barbara Dureny

Grazette and Family, Aremintha Butler and Family, Dr. Thomas Bastian and
Family, Mr. Leo Douglas and Family, Mr. Sidney Rolle and Family, Ion
Simeon and Family, Numerous Other Family and Friends To Mention.

Viewing will be held in Perpetual Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary .
And Crematorium Ltd., on Robinson and Soldier Rd, on Saturday July 31st,

2008 from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday 10:30 am until service time

at the church.

DEATH NOTICE

SAMUEL
JOHNSON, 62

of Blue Hill Rd. South died at Princess
Margaret Hosea on thussday July
24th, 2008.

He is survived by his Mother: Albertha
Johnson; Sons: Bishop Kevin Johnson
of Nashville Tennessee and Rev. Kendal
Johnson; Daughters: Katura Johnson
and Shaina Mackey; Sisters: Pearline
Bullard and Karen Hepburn; Brothers:
Rev. Garnett Johnson of Danville
Virginia, Rev. Wellington Johnson of
Nashville Tennessee and Ivan Johnson;

Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date.














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

BEVERLY
SMITH, 73

AND

CHURCH OF GOD CATHEDRAL,

REV. GEORGE ROLLE,





Left to cherish her memories are her 4 Sons: Millet Kemp, Mosell,
Gary and Ashley Smith Sr.; 4 Daughters: Udean Rolle, Norma Williams,
Melonie Bootle-Pedican and Yourlanda Thurston; 2 Adopted sons:

Audrick McKenzie and Desmond Bootle; Adopted daughter: Florina
Cornish; 48 Grandchildren: Raquel Clement, Kendra Higgs, Almeta :

Curry, Cindy Huyler, Hilary, Christopher, Michael, Michael R., Melinda,

Tina, Levita, Justin, Stephana, Dashna, Kingsley and Jason Kemp, D

Robert Russell, Leona Dell, Angie, Inga, Bev, LaNita, Leon, Deon,
January and Maxwell Rolle Jr., Mosell Jr., William and Cliffna Smith,
Clifford Hannah and Corneka Grant, Latoy and Jerusha Williams,
Shane, Simone, Stephan, Severiano and Michael Pedican, Chris Nesbitt,

Orlando and Christian Smith, Pedra Thurston, Antwanae and Shemeko |

Smith, Ashley Jr., Asheene, Andre and Ashmarie Smith; 20 Great
grandchildren including: Dawnish and Canisha Rolle; Great great-
grandchild: Angel Rolle; 5 Sisters: Vivian Cornish, Winifred
McDonald, Louise Wright, Orlean Rolle and Shirley Kemp; 4 Brothers:
Edward “Bolla”, Alexander “Gevie”, Ronald and Rev. George Rolle;

Brothers-in-law: Joseph Wright and Neville Kemp; 4 Sisters-in-law:

Resloine Memorial Mortuary
and Gromalouum Limiled

FUNERAL s cabbahed FOR

_; the McIntosh Family, the Wright Family, the Sawyer Pamily, the Laroda
: | Family, the Mills Family, the Duncombe Family, Amanda Reckley,
i the entire communities of Cooper’s Town, Fire Road, Little Abaco,
i Blackwood, Treasure Cay, Dundas and Murphy Town and many more

OF COOPER’S TOWN, ABACO too numerous to mention.

FORMERLY OF : vigwING WILL BE HELD IN THE “SERENITY SUITE” OF

PINERIDGE, GRAND BAHAMA : RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM

WILL BE HELD AT THE : LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND

! BAHAMA ON THURSDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 4:00 P.M. AND
COOPER’S TOWN, ABACO ON «| ON FRIDAY AT THE CHURCH OF GOD CATHEDRAL, COOPER’S
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008 AT | TOWN, ABACO FROM 3:00 P.M. NOON UNTIL SERVICE TIME
11:00AM. OFFICIATING WILLBE | ON SATURDAY.

ASSISTED BY REV. ARCHILAUS |
COOPER. INTERMENT WILL |
FOLLOW IN THE COOPER’S |

TOWN PUBLIC CEMETERY, COOPER’S TOWN, ABACO. :

















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NASSAU

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072

Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047

Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034



DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT






MRS. ESTELLA
DEGREGORY
BARR, 84»




| OF WEST END, GRAND
| BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF
NASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCE
DIED AT THE RAND MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL ON THURSDAY,
JULY 24, 2008.







| She is survived by her Children:
Jerusha Barr-Smith, Jude DeGregory,
Yvonne (Michael) Lees, and John
Barr Jr., 2 Brothers: Harold

i (Veronica) and Maxwell (Basie) DeGregory; 1 Sister: Eunice Moss;
4 Sons-in-law: Maxwell Rolle, John Williams, Stephen Pedican and : Grand Children: Zeudi, Shayla, Kendal, Jasmine, Roger (Debra),
Pedro Thurston; 2 Daughters-in-law: Sophia and Kendra Smith; 2 :
! Children: Rayvin, Kwintin, Kyree, Jason Jr., Jadyn, Ava, Asia, Mikalah,
Chriscola, Maggiedell, Vernita and Icelean Rolle; 38 Nieces and 29 :
Nephews including: Eddison Cornish, Alphonsa and Donald Rolle : Errol, Jordan, Kyelle, Kyle Allan; 4 Foster Children: Julio and Hartley
and Jerome McDonald; 152 Grandnieces; 95 Grandnephews; 2 : Smith and Ann and Karen Williams; Nieces: Anita, Patrice, Candice,
Godchildren: Insp. Welbourn Bootle and Rosevelt McIntosh and a :
host of other relatives and friends including: Linda Dole, Margaret :
Laroda, Markela, Seth, Everette Bootle & the Bootle Families, The Rt. }
Hon. Prime Minister Hubert A. Ingraham & Family, Heidi and Martin }
Murbach & Family, Enidmae Quant & Family, Evalina and Euclid }
Baillou & Family, the Sands Family, Thelma Edgecombe & the }
Edgecombe Families, Katherine Davis & Family, Icelyn McIntosh & :
Family, Eric and Vivian Cooper & the Cooper Families, Bishop Cardinal :
McIntosh & Family, Aunt Ceilia of Dundas Town, Abaco, the Austin :
Family, the Murray Family, the Rolle Family, Mildred and Ortnell ;
Russell and the Russell Families, the Nairn Family, the Lewis Family, :

Jeronah (Paris), Jude, Robin, Tara, Jomel, Caylen, Jason Sr.; Grand

Jada, Jazmyne, Kyle, Cammeron, Kourtney, Tyra, Keiron, Jerisha,

Deidre, Shelly, Karen, Lavonda, Italia, Pat, Lynn, Deborah, Juvaye,
Erica, Chante, Gretta, Monique, Jasmine, Agnes, Maria, Malsaides,
Gayle, Denise, Vinteria, Veretas, Leona, Julie; Nephews: Dwight,
Lester, Collin, Basil, Kim, Craig, Dr. Roop, Michael, Charles, Adlai,
Eardley, Edwin, Ambry, Trevor, Jerome, Donald, Dave, Maxwell Jr.,
Archie Barr and a host of other relatives and friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A
LATER DATE.






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

DEATH NOTICES FOR

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

TODDLER JEROME TREVOR ANTHONY
HANNA, JR., AGE 2

OF #12C CORNWALLIS, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA DIED
ON FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008.

He is survived by his Mother: Shantel Johnson; Father: Jerome

Hanna, Sr.; Sister: Keosha Hanna; Grandmother: Betty Hanna;

Grandfather: Cornell Johnson; Great grandparents: Marco and

Lottie Celesten; 3 Aunts: Sharon Miller, Sandra Young and Arnette

Hanna; 7 Uncles: Keith Hanna, Rico Hanna, Carl Ellis, Orlando

Hinds, Vincent Dalley and Kendell Turnquest and a host of other
- relatives and friends.

| FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A
LATER DATE.

MR. KELSEY FRED “BOO PEEP”
HANNA, 38

Of Alice Town; Bimini Died at his residence on Thursday,
July 24, 2008.

Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later date.



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MRS. MARY ARNITA
NOTTAGE-JOHNSON, 52

of Jack Fish Drive, Tarpum Bay Eleuthera, will be held on

’ Saturday, August 02,:2008 at 11am at the Church of God of
Prophecy, Tarpum Bay Eleuthera. Pastor Samuel Johnson,
assisted by Bishop Dennis Lafrenier and Fr. Berkley Smith
will officiate and burial will be in the Tarpum Bay Public
Cemetery, Tarpum Bay Eleuthera.

The Radiance of this “Diamond of A Gem” will always glow
in the hearts of her:
Husband: Charles Ruben Johnson;
Two Sons: Charles Jvon and Kevin McNeil;
Father: James Nottage Sr.;
Six Sisters: Veronica Micklewhite, Annie Brown, Ardell Johnson, Debra Moxey, Cynthia and Edith
Nottage;
Two Brothers: James Jr. and Leading Seaman Clarence Nottage;
Mother-in-law: Mavis Johnson;
One Daughter-in-law: Valencia Johnson;
Fifteen Brothers-in-law: David Micklewhite, Berkley Johnson, Carol Brown, John Moxey, James,

‘

) Patrick, Alfred, Herman, Preston, Courtney, Gordon, Elvis, and Perry Johnson, Breon Leary, Arnold

Knowles and Brian Rolle;

Eight Sisters-in-law: Penelope-and Laura Nottage, Eleanor Leary, Shirlene Knowles, Deborah }
Rolle, Judith, Doreen and Elizabeth Johnson;

Six Uncles: Herbert Allen, Donald McIntosh, William, Mansfield, and Clarence Jr. Morley and

Dereck Stubbs;

Fourteen Aunts: Edith and Susan McIntosh, Virginia Delancy, McQuella Fellow, Ethel Grant,
Karen Stubbs, Rochelle, Caphy, Phenice, Lorraine, Cleta, Anna and Florence Morley and Ruby
Bullard;

Forty One Nephews: Urandle Sr., Urandle Jr., Reggie and Ryan Graham, Kenrick Micklewhite,
Simon Brown, Geraldo, Donathon, Gabriel, Chavez, Ashton, Douglas, Rudolph, Tracy, Elroy, Jarred,
Roman, Alfred Jr., Evian, Orevious, Hanzler, Rotunda and Perez Johnson, Denzil Diaz, Llewylln,
D’Angelo, James, and Kyle Nottage, Glenroy, and Travis, Logan Carey, Kenroy Knowles, Ethan
Dean, Randy, Brian, Marvin, Maxwell, Marlon and Melvin Leary, Farrell and Kimmiron Knowles;
Thirty Seven Nieces: Cheryl, Sandie, Samantha, Kristina and Lechea Carey, Kayla Micklewhite,
Makeva Dean, Shanda and Levell Brown, Claire, Brianna and Maxine Leary, Nadia, Yvette, Natasha,
Monique, Heather, Rochelle, Tempest and Vivika Johnson, Jessica, Lily and Emily Nottage, Brittney
Darling, Entrice Knowles, Raquel Deveaux, Sharell Russell, Davina Roach, Sadie Moss, Lavette,.
Shaquell, Faith and Zion Brown, Kryste! and Shirrell Knowles, Lavonia and Outhura Rahming;
Other Relatives and Friends: Margurite, Sharmaine, Cathy-Ann, Coramae, Anna, Sharon, Carline,
Lillymae, and Deanne Morley, Ferne Scott, Beulah Goodman, Queenie Brown, Orlando, Jave,
Kenneth, David, Mike, Richardson, Samuel Jr, Roy, Labon, Phillip and Randy Morley, Michelle,
Cora, Patrice, Tara, and Tiffany, Sandra Edgecombe, Carla, Sonia and Kenneth; John, Elkin, Peter,
and Sandra Meadows, Catherine Roberts, Thelma Beneby, Herbert and Joyann Ferguson, Alice Allen,
Rehetta, Mernerva and Austin Chisolm and Cecelia McKenzie, Leroy Carey, Ezra Dean, Amanda
Nottage, Gene Mackey, Hayward Higgs, Samuel Woodside, Harry, Theresa and Ashley Miller, Merlin
Moss, Vangie and Kenhugh Rolle, Shirley Burrows, Bishop Gladstone Curry, Fr. Samuel Sturrup,
Fr. Harry Ward, Fr. Andrew Toppin, Mr. and Mrs. Martie Erbaugh and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Clarke and Family, Ms. Vernel Hunt and Family, Nicola Johnson and Denise Thompson, Mr. & Mrs.
Stephen Carey, Mrs. Lillian Carey, Mr. and Mrs. Colebrooke, Jason Carey, Lisa Charles, Sonya and
Family, Paul and Kelly, Mr. Oswald Ingraham and Family, The Church of God of Prophecy and
members, St. Columba Anglican Church and Family, Church of God Tarpum Bay, The Most Holy
Trinity and Family and the entire Community of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera to numerous to mention;
Special Thanks To: Dr. Smith, the Staff of the Bahamas Heart Centre and the Princess Margaret

j Hospital, Fr. Dennis Lafrenier and Fr. Berkley Smith.

Visitation will be in the “Emerald Suite” Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd.
#20 Claridge Road on Thursday, July 31, 2008 from 2pm to 6pm and at the Church of God of
Prophecy, Tarpum Bay Eleuthera on Saturday, August 02, 2008 from 9am to service time.

Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
tributes, sign guest book, send condolence, sympathy, share
memories and make funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL HOME

Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama






P.O. Box F-40557 - Freeport, Grand Bahamas

ROLLINS DANIEL
COLEBROOKE,
64

| Saunders; Interment made in the: Grand Bahama Memorial
| Park, Settler’s Way, Freeport.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Gwendolyn |

Colebrooke; 9 children: Vincent & Shantel Colebrooke,
| Deborah Charlton, Monique Bain, Mazie Stuart, Sharon Pinder,
| Rollins Jr. & Tino Colebrooke and Tanya; 4 sisters: Isolene

| Rolle, Miriam Colebrooke, Willamae Gibson and Deaconess }
| Elizabeth Darville; 4 brothers: Isiah, Edgar, George and |
Rodney Colebrooke; grandchildren: Lakera Sands, Derek §

| Wilkinson, Shandesia Ranger, Rowland & Riche Stuart,

| Charles Porter Jr., Shaquille & Ahmaad Pinder, Lashan Glinton, |

| Perri Charlton, Julian, Whitsun & Soraya Bain, Rollins, |

/ Vincent Jr., Tyler & Felicia Colebrooke; 2 great }

| grandchildren; 4 sons-in-law: Perry Charlton, Whitney Bain, |

| Rowland Stuart and Alistaire Pinder; 1 daughter-in-law: [|

| Phylice Colebrooke; mother-in-law: Tricetta Bain; 2 aunts:
Rev. Clemintina Fowler and Maria Martin; many cousins |

including: Hon. Vincent Peet, Wendel & Thelma Newton,

| Idel Newton, Mavis Stubbs, Emma Pickstock, Althea Sands-
| and Rev. Robert Colebrooke; 9 brothers-in-law: Wilton, |

Oscar, Isaac, Rodney Bain Sr., Jonathan, Joseph, Eroll, Austin,
Rev. Wilbert Rolle; 5 sisters-in-law: Mary Rolle, Claretta

Woodside, Jan Colebrooke, Kirkland Rolle and Esther Rolle |

and a host of other relatives and friends including: Bishop

| Lonford Bethel and Rev’d Judy Bethel, The Church of God |

' Temple family, Pastor Michael Pinder and family, Pastor

| Kermit Saunders and the family of Kingdom Worhsip Centre }
i Int’l, Mr. & Mrs. Hanna, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Meadows, |

and staff at Flamingo Air Company.

Viewing will be held on Friday, August 1, 2008 from 1:00
! p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Church of God Temple, Peach Tree Street, §

} Freeport and on Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to
| service time at the church.

~



Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250

formerly of Mastic Point, Andros |
and a resident of Freeport, Grand jf
Bahama, will be held on Saturday, |
August 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., |
Church of God Temple, Peach Tree |
Street, Freeport, Grand Bahama. |
i Officiating: Bishop Lonford |
| Bethel; Assisted by: Rev’d Judy M. Bethel and Pastor Kermit |

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Vaughn ©. Jones
MEMORIAL CENTER

“Honoring the memories of loved ones”
INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

KERMALYN LESLIE
" Buddy "
MILLER, 58

of Marathon Estates and formerly of Deep |
Creek, Eleuthera will be held on Thursday July |
31st, 2008 at 12:00 noon at New Lively Hope |
| Baptist Church, Jerome Avenue. Officiating |
will be Rev. Dr. A. Shelton Higgs assisted by |
| Pastor Shameka Morley and Rev. James |
p bes os ___| Pennerman. Interment will follow in Southern |

Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.





























| Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of his children, WRC |
187 Calpurnia "Kelly Miller Paul", Sheyanda Miller Pratt and Dwight |
| Miller; grandsons, Raymond Paul Jr., Shawdee Miller and Almonto Pratt; |
| granddaughters, Carlisa Rolle, lesha Paul, Patricia Miller, Aldica Pratt
| and Rediesha Paul; great grand, Jalisa Hanna; sisters, Rosemary Cartwright |
| and Emerald Nixon; brother, Prince Miller (Deep Creek, Eleuthera); aunts, |
Julia, Rowena and Lela Anderson; sons-in-law, Raymond Paul Sr., and |
Sherwin Pratt; sister-in-law, Joycelyn Miller; nieces, Minister Marilyn
Nixon Lafleur, Nurse Ingrid Nixon, Thelma Cartwright, Brenda Cartwright,
| Oathlee, Desiree, Icelyn Anderson, Marsha Clarke and Chantel Davis:
| nephews, Jerome Cartwright, Marco, Deon, Derick, Audley, Terrance, |
| Prince Jr., Alworth and Equilla Lafleur; grandnieces, Earielle Rolle, Jessica |
Miller, Shantavia Grant, Rutycia and Mellie, Simone, Kamone, Crystal |
and Flowie Miller; grandnephews, Khy'hiel Davis, Zyndall McKinney | |
| jr, Anwar and Omar Davis, Sanchez Gray, Brendon Cartwright, Phillip, |
| Hosea, Jerado and Lance Miller, Danridge, Audley Jr., Alterio and Terrance
| Jr: other relatives and friends including, Gwendolyn and a host of
| relatives and friends including, Gwendolyn Brown, Mary, Oleta Clyde
| Coakley, Velma Miller, Leotha Clyde Olugbade, Marie Major, Commissioner
| King/Freeport Grand Bahama, Charles King, Alvin King, Daisy Rolle,
| Elaine Knowles, Kingsley Brown, Norma Miller, Lauy Miller, Blanch
| Smith, Nurse Esther Bain, Linda Ash. Donna Johnson, Debbie Smith,
| Catherine Rolle, Mrs. Ida Rahming, Evangelist Eloise Major, Ms. Linda
| Kemp, Cletus and Edmond, Gloria Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Cecil
| and Leotha Anderson, Geneva and Oral Pinder, William Campbell, Roy,
Phillip, Norma Ferguson; special thanks to, doctor and nurses at Princess
| Margaret Hospital, Male Medical I & II, Accident & Emergency, Ambulance
Department, the Nursing Team at A & A Comfort Care Nursing Home, Dr.
| Nicholas Fox, Bahamas Electricity Corp., Human Resources, Anointed to
Reign Kingdom Ministries, Pastor Shameka Morley and family, Rev. Dr.
A. Shelton Higgs and family, The New Lively Hope Baptist Church family,
| Vaughn O. Jones Memorial Center family, the Community of Deep Creek,
| Eleuthera.

Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn O. Jones Memorial
| Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Wednesday from 12 noon to
| 5:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and at the
church from 11:00 a.m. to service time.

Wulff Road and Primrose Street,

Opposite Studio of Draperies |
Telephone: 326-9800/1 © 24 Hour Emergency

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MR. ARNOLD
“Coaks”’
EMMANUEL
COAKLEY, 39

of Sunset Meadows off
| Cowpen Road and formerly
| of Behring Point, Andros
| will be held on Saturday,
/ August 02nd, 2008 at 2:00
p.m. at New Lively Hope

Baptist Church, Jerome
Avenue and Chesapeake Road. Officiating will be
Bishop Gregory K. Minnis Sr.





Mr. Coakley is survived by One (1) Daughter:
Shaunte Arlia Coakley; One (1) Brother: Preston
Tucker; Three (3) Sisters: Shirley Tucker, Vanria
and Martha Coakley; Five (5) Nieces: Chevette
Davis, Shavonne Robinson, Able Woman Marine
Tameka Thompson, Shaneria and Felicia McKenzie;
Seven (7) Nephews: Hugo Minnis Sr., Able Seaman
Durell Coleby, Hillary and Marquis Tucker, Javon,
‘Jade and Clintario Coakley; Two (2) Aunts: Janette
Bain and Geneva Braynen; Two (2) Uncles: Stephen
and Calvin Braynen; Three (3) Grandnieces:
Chacantila Stuart, Shanticka Simmons and Yasmeen
Davis; Two (2) Grandnephews: Tayshaun
Robinson and Hugo Minnis Jr.; Two (2) Nephews-
in-law: PC 2748 Ebonais Davis and PC 3031
Renaldo Robinson; Best Friend: Shantell Ferguson;
Numerous Cousins and other relatives and friends
including: Estrange Wife: Destiny Coakley, the
entire communities of Behring Point and Cargill
Creek, Andros and others too numerous to
mention.

Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers’
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and
York Streets.

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Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel
Wulff Road & Pinedale
| Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 « Fax: 328-8852

Se

E: RUEBEN |
MANASSEH CLARKE, |
q7

of Beauford Road, Stapleton Gardens, and §
4 formerly of Forbes Hill _Exuma, will be

held at Church of God of Prophecy, East
Street on August 2nd, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be Bishop Franklin M. }
Ferguson Sr. Pastor. Interment will follow §
in Woodlawn Gardens.















He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline §
Clarke; parents, Nicolas and Pearlean §
Clarke (Decease); brother, Nathanial
Clarke (Deceased); sister, Doramae
Clarke-Sands (Deceased); 4 daughters,
Pearlean Clarke, Alexis, Paulette Price of Perth Australia, Keva Chandler of Cove
Florida, Eldece Clarke; Valarie C.P. Clarke(Deceased): 5 sons, Rodney, Willard,
Sgt. Kenneth Clarke, Warren & Delon Clarke, Kendal Pedro Clarke(Deceased);
22 grand children, Danielle Rahming, Michael-Northeast of Perth Australia,
Autherine, Kenneth Jr., Kenequeka, Kendale, Kandace, Kenya, Carlyle Thompson,
Kavaughn Crawley, D'ldron Smith, Delon Jr., Jade, Delando, Damario, Keno,
Ronique, Christopher, Kevin, Kendra, Warren and Kenron, Kendal Jr., Kamico,
Keiland and Rasheem Clarke; 28 great grand children including, Ashlyn and
. Seth, Jaynelle, Jason and Jayda Rahming, Mathia, Kenron, Karina, K'anna, Ketra,
Karen. Kiarrah and Kemron; daughters-in-law, Sandra, Ingrid, Virginia and
Valarie Clarke; sons-in-law, Steve Price of Perth Australia and Wayne Chandler
of Cove Florida; in-laws, Fulton and Dedrieana Bain, Herbert and Patricia Forbes,
Bishop Norward and Ruby Dean. of Florida, Bishop Rudolph and Veroncia Bowe, [
Joseph and Lorna Johnson of Florida, Ronald and Lydia Miller, Pastor Dudley
and Dianna Coverley, Ron and Cleo Pratt, Leroy and Melvern Davis, Philip and
Dr Bernadette Burrows; nieces, Sharn, Katherine, Arnett, Melrony and Brendalee,
Andrea, Cora and Kevin Colebrooke, Velma, Donna and Rodney Minnis, Lavette,
Brenda, Kaye and Andy Maynard, Patrice and Kevin Bain, Deshawn and Mancer
Roberts. Kim and Andy Johnson, Deonne and Calvin Dunbar, Danae and Parrish
Wallace, Dekira and Sam Rutherford, Darnell 7 Derrick Osbourne, De'Shae and
Eddie Hanchell, Daneshia and Scott Knowles. Deshekia. Delerya and Keith
Thompson, Tamarind Burrows, Rashida Pratt; nephews, Cleveland Clarke,
Predrick, Darren, Terrell, Lamont, Craig, Terrance. Vaughn Forbes, Kevan, Korey,
Kendrick Dean, Demetrie, Delmar, Dominique Johnson, Denrick Miller, Durante,
Damian, Denardo Coverley, Cleonne Miller, Damiko Davis: Aunt: Eula Morley;
sister-in-law, Francis Clarke; a host of ether relatives including, Terrod, Trent,
T'antoine, Lionel Kristin, Danielle Minnis, Kristin Coiebrooke. Sherrell, Sherez,
Shantrel Bain, Nathan, Monet, Onan Roberts, Carlin, Krishon Forbes, Karette,
Kareem Strachan, Edwina, Khandi Maynard, Tejah and Terah Bain, Mancer Jr.,
Meshack and Mandia Roberts, Terrance Jr., Tehillah and Tatttanna Forbes, Mark
and Anissa Johnson, Demetri Jr. and Daynan Bowe, Dontae and Deondra Jacobs,
Desmond Dunbar, Destinee and Delsysia howe, D'kaza Burrows, Denricka and
Deshante Miller, Dwight and Delano Ferguson, Kianna and Koen Dean, Kheli
and Kristin Johnson, Nagee and Celine Osbounre, Vaughn Jr., Kavonne and Paris
Forbes, Alaro Jolly Dyllon Maynard, Deijah Knowles, Gabrielle Davis and D'kazi
Hamilton, Terrod Jr., Shanton Bowe, Adrian Reckley Demarlus, Dario, Ladera,
Ladera, Jenaye, Thea, Tiara and Sybil Toothe, Jason Rahming Sr., Harry, Mary
Moss, Betty Cox, Dorothy Coakley, Donna Adderly, Janet Cunningham, Etta Mae
and Granville Weech, Lillian Clarke, Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Mt. Moriah family,
Dr. Cyprian Strachan, Greg and Audrey Clarke, Carol and Carlian Strachan
Security and General staff, Ministry of Tourism staff, Cable Beach Police Station
staff, Rotary Nassau Sunrise, Juan and Anna Mendoza, Beauford Road family,
The Church of God of prophecy, East Street family, The church of God of Prophecy
Englerston family, The parish of the most holy Trinity family and the Bahamas
Brass Band family.
















































Friends may pay their last respect at The Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff
road and Pinedale, on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6p. m. and at the church from
1:30pm on Saturday until service time.

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BEHNSON ARTHUR
CARTER, 57




St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill
Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Fr. David N. Cooper, assisted by
Deacon Andrew Burrows. Interment follows
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.






Behnson is survived by his wife, Judy Carter;
two sons, Jyles and Yvon Carter; daughters,
Takeisha Carter and Vanessa Wilson; mother, Violet Ferguson; caregiver,
- Beverly Hunter; grand children, Vernestell Wilson, Prindeisha, Prinusha and
Takia Cornish, Keyvon George, Justinque Carter, Brivante Smith; sisters,
Mary Neely and Donna Francis; brothers, Emmanuel Glinton, James Ferguson
and Lionel Seymour; adopted son, Randy Seymour; mother-in-law, Lillian
-| Bowe-Ward; brothers-in-law, Ellis George, Kent and Gary Ward, Harry
- Kemp, Michael Francis, Terrance Neely and Earl Hall; sisters-in-law, Winnifred,










and Willamae McKenzie; aunts, Consuela, Susan and Rosena Carter, Sarah,
Julia Seymour, Susan and Ethel Seymour; uncles, William and Arnold Seymour;








Moss and Bryttany Roberts; nephews, Sharran Milfort, Kevano Musgrove,
Norman Seymour, Kevin Bain, Jermaine Ferguson, Troy Ward, Daks Duncason,
George Ward Jr., Charles Moss Jr., Kent Jr., and D'nard Ward, Mathew Kemp,





Seymour, Rosie Larrimore and family, Samuel Glover, Selvin McKenzie,





Martin, Pat Paul, Moses Curry and family, Mavis Johnson and family, Roselda














Family Church, Dr. Theodore Turnquest and the Oncology Staff, Dr. and Mrs.



Kerr, Keith Dawkins, William Nottage, Orinthea Nesbitt, Sonia Dames,




family and The Golden Gates Assembly World Outreach Ministries, Deacon





Adderley, Gordon Tomlins.




In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas,
P. O. Box 6539, Nassau, The Bahamas.




colors, to.the-funeral service.





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: Visit his web site at behnson-carter.memory-of.com

a resident of Danottage Estates and formerly
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Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street
: from 10:00-6:00 p.m.on Friday and,on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m.
i until service time.



FLOYD BONSFIELD
BETHEL, 47

a resident of Oleander Ave., South Beach
and formerly of James Cistern, Eleuthera,
will be held at First Holiness Church of God,
Bamboo Town, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Charles Lewis,
assisted by Evangelist Maritta Brown and
Bro. Winsette Cooper. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard
Roads.



Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Frank and Jennie Bethel; 7 sisters,
Pat, Kaye and Delores Ward, Marilya Ward-Kemp, Sylvia, Ingrid and Bernice : : : : : me ;

- : Dorothy Miller of Millars, Long Island, Ellen McKenzie, Georgina Mortimer,
Ward, Donna Ferguson, Ethlyn Ferguson, Felicia Glinton, Evangeline Ford | Marina Jaqui of West Palm Beach, Angela Gaitor, Cutell and Brenda; §

: brothers, Marvin, Thorton, Ricardo, Phillip Bethel and Jeffery Rolle; 15

: . : . ts, Muriel Cooper of Eleuthera, Kathleen Smith of New York, Ethel
nieces, Sherrel Hamilton, Stantell Neilly, Jena Roker, Jimeka and Jaymae_ ; oer: Oe , ets
Ferguson, Orlandera Glinton, Antilla, Margo, Doralee, Tanya Ward, Noelle : ee Maa oa c Gide one). Maeue oi
Sept, Jay nila Wards Iphencise Stubbs, Dominique and Kentish Watt Carys and Ruth Bethel of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Roslyn and Doris Bethel of

: Eleuthera and Edith Garnett; 6 uncles, Frederick and Willie Bethel of Freeport,
: Grand Bahama, Hon. Oswald Ingraham MP for South Eleuthera, Raynold

: . : Culmer Jr., Cecil Longley and Minard Smith; 3 brothers-in-law, Ted Miller
Shawn Francis and Antoine; other relatives and friends including, Thelma | of Millars: Long Island, Anthony McKenzie and Lynden Gaitor; 4 sisters-in-

: law, Louise, Alleretha and Erica Bethel and Sonja Rolle; 12 nieces, Felecia
Rudolph Smith, Alfred Walkes, Stephen Moncur, Ephriam Jones, Marilyn : 2 ae : : : ; ft
Major and family, Stephanie Lightbourne and family, the family of the late : Sanitra, T'anne, Jasmin, Lyndera, Lyndese, Lyndisha, Shereece, Sherea, Donica,

Stafford and Iva Bowe, Noralean Johnson, Georgianna Munnings, Patroma Michael Sr., Frank, Michael Jr, Shequille, Lorenzo, Telon, Lashawn, Chrispin

Fountain and farnily, Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Bullard and family, Ms. Catherina Jr., Cameron, Jason, Lynder Jr., Rashad McKenzie, J ethro, ed danand Reine:
Saunders, the family of the late Ruebin and Madline Ward, the family of the } 3 grand nephews, Alex, J ee and Otis; 1 grand TEES Jonell; 1 adopted
late David and Maude Romer, Marion Bowe and family, the family of the late: brother, Rodger D. Sands; other relatives and friends, Agatha, Vincent,
Bertram Bowe, the family of the late Lillian Bowe, Charles Mackay and Sherry, Roscoe, Joy, Monique, Warren: Shantell, Jemma, Craig, Lavette,
family, Nigel Bowe and family, Joan McKay and family, Kenneth Bowe and _ Penny, Essiemae Rolle, Wilhe and Christopher Mercer, ane ald, ne
family, the family of the late Jerry and Ismae Ferguson and family, the family Coe EEEeTEN on ae EL poe hares eee stra
of the late Charles Morley, The Knights of Columbus family, the entire Holy * Velma, Loma. Sheldon, Bonnie, Tanya, Thomasine, Tenielle, Casey; Cassie.

! Monique, Indianna, Mark and Ron, Barbara Johnson, Tony Curtis, Hugh
Homer Bloomfield, the entire Cancer Society family, Zelda Evans, Kenwood | Barry, Stanley Barr, Kevin Sands, Harry Sands, George Rolle, Stephen Forbes,

5 : : : -, Paul Isaacs, Gloria Rolle, Nurse Elvina Whymms and Janet Adderley, Whyms
Terrance Fountain, Rev. Dr. Ivan Butler and family, Bishop Ross Davis and | family, Wring family, Olive Neely and family, McPhee family, Iris Clark and

: «ae : family, Weech family, Trevor Rolle and family, Hunter family, Stuart famil

Burrows and Father Forbes and the entire Danottage Estate Association; Sean ys : y> . . ys : y> nie
Lightbourn and Nashorn Rolle, Allan and Ruby Strachan and family, Ella | Fever Wome and lemnily, Raitt LBEGh Pine | mec
Knowles and family, Charles Hoss Sr., H/M Samuel "Booky" Johnson, Monique : \42Â¥) Desmangles, Jill of Canada, The Zion Methodist Ministries family,

? employees of Booze and Cruise and Barbie's Beauty Salon, doctors and nurses
: of PMH, Dr. Orlando, Nurse Mitchell, Sister Pratt and Mrs. Knowles and
: many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Tiajuana McKenzie; 20 nephews: Travalies, Tomiko, Terahn, Tenej Miller,

The family request friends and well wishers to please wear pastel, happy ate eee oe EGO) pa om EFiday and an: Saturday grike une

i from 10:00 a.m: until service time.

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DILLIAN WALLACE
"Prophet"
JOHNSON, 50







a resident of Elizabeth Estates and





at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Dr.













Jacquie Carey, Denille Newry, Lisa Musgrove; sister-in-law,
Dr. Lydia Johnson; brother-in-law, Laurence Hanna;









and family, Uncle Max and Maxine, Julian and family, Evans




| and family, George and Jennet Daley and family, Roselyn and




| Silvia Collie and the Pilgrim Baptist Church family, the family





| Reverend Jeffery Deleveaux and family, Shirley Pratt and family,
Brenda Coakley and family, Britney McKenzie, Minister Venice
Collie and family, Celsior Deveaux, and family Lorene Bugg,







Nelson, Johnson and family, Christine, Freda-Mae, Valerie
Cynthia, and Claramae Johnson, Geneive Collie, Mariette
Deveaux, Karen Knowles, Janet Deveaux and family, Maneria






Williamson and family, Leadon Cox and family, Pastor C. B.
Moss and family, Hon V. Alfred Gray and family, Syvannus





family, Mrs. Gracie Ferguson and family, BTC family, BEC







Demeritie’s Funeral

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

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Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Reverend Edmund :
and Leader Eliza Johnson; two brothers, Dr. Eldon and Glen :
Johnson; five sisters, Nurse Charlotte, Sandra and Noman :
Reservist Police Constable Eleanor Johnson, Corine Curry and :
Dorenda Hanna; nieces (8), Pandora Chisholm Brown of Miami :
Florida, Yvette Williams, Lydera, Lakeisha, Glendera Johnson, :



nephews(6): Janis Deleveaux, Kendrick Curry, Demitri Swain,
Ryan, and Tony Johnson and Jeremy Pople; aunts(2), Louise :
Bowleg, Brenetha Smith; uncles (3), Bishop Sherwin Smith, |
Evan Moss, George Daley; numerous relatives and friends :
| including, but not limited to, Admiral and Deloris Ferguson :
| Satrice Dorcely; five brothers, Ives, Wisler, Gesnel, Lukadin |
| and Isilda Moss and family, Bishop Sherwin and Dorothy Smith : |
: Merlande, Rose Marie, Betty, Olga, Gladis and Veona Dorcely;
Gustilla Johnson and family, Yvonne Taylor and family, Minister :.
, : nephews, James Kelly, Carleb Etienne Kesnel, Boblyby, Delvins
of Zion Baptist Church of Chester's Acklins, Bishop Harry :
Collie, Shirley White and family, Superintendent of Police |
: Jhondika, Flore, Judith, Francoise, Chantal, Janet, Nadia of
: Miami, Fla.; eleven cousins, Elvie, Jean, Remy Archil Agathe
: St. Luke, Dorcely, Cidoine, Dorcely, Jules, Wilner Pierre Marie,
Pamela Ingraham, Evlyn Collie and family, Althea Moss, Bryal :
Ferguson and family, Victoria Hanna, Ernestine, Judymae, |
: in-law, Orma, Louinise, Rose, Marry, Genitha, Esperancia;
: other relatives and friends including, Julio, Timar, Kelande,
! Dala, Tiyaya, Wilbert, Ermanie, John, Vada, Samuel and Edma
Rolle ‘and family; Harold Black and family, Rev. Newton :
: Wilner Maxen, Brenice (Boston) and his church family
? Cornerstone Zion Church.

| Curry and family, Eloise Johnson and family, David Moss and :

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
family, Reverend Dr. R.E. Cooper and the Mission Baptist :
Church family, Reverend Dr. Ranford Patterson and Cousin :
Mcphee Chapel family, Free in Jesus Church family, Pentecostal

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 17



! Church family Nassau Village, Zion Baptist Yamacraw family,
| Mt. Carmel Native Baptist family, St. John's Native Baptist
: Society of Churches, The Odd Fellow Lodge family, Galilee
: Ministry and family, Bahamas Seventh Day Adventist Church
: family, National Insurance Board, Mr. Charles Virgil and Scotia

| formerly of Chesters's, Acklins, will Pankranly:
be held at The Mission Baptist : ,. Oh een

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
| Church, #63 Hay Street, on Saturday : Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on

R. E. Cooper, Jr., assisted by Rev'd Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Michael Symonette, Rev'd James A. |
Rahming and pastoral associates of :
the Mission Baptist Church. :

Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. :

FRANCIS
DORCELY, 38

a resident of Cordeau x Ave. and
formerly of Port-De-Paix, Haiti, will
be held at Metropolitan Church of
the Nazarene, East Street and.
Bahama Ave. on Saturday at 1:00
p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Jean
Yves Gelin and Pastor Nelsen Pierre.
Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard

Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Orikia Drcely; one
son: Steff Dorcely; one daughter, Breanna Dorcely; his mother,

and Enoch Dorcely; step father: Betho Augustave; six sisters,
two uncles, Napredieu and Ellan; one aunt, Nella Valcin; eleven

of Miami, Fla., Wislet, Ernest, Wally, Francis, Jean Roberts,
Errol, Carl; eleven nieces, Ruth Balande, Samantha, Yoldine,

Mah, Krisianne; mother-in-law, Vigina Oradin; brothers-in-
law, Medilet, Maxen, Chanoine, Johnson, Jean Kelly; sisters-

Blanc, Mrs. Farrison, Milaine, Salaine; Augustave, Joe, Walna,

Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.on Friday and on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and at the church from
12:00 noon until service time.



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~ Demeritte’ s Huneral Home —

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FUNERAL SERVICES e)ae

HARRY G.
LOCKHART, 73

a resident of Winton Heights, will be :

: We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the countless others not
mentioned who assisted with their love and prayers.

held at Holy Cross Anglican Parish,

Soldier Road, on Saturday at'10:00 }
a.m. Officiating will be Rev'd. Fr. :

Norman Lightbourne, assisted by Rev'd Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

Fr. Ethan Ferguson. Interment follows | nartet Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday

| in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street. at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

He is survived by his wife, Leonie; his
daughter, Lynette; stepmother, :

Prescola Lockhart; five sisters, Deaconess Rosemary McPhee,
Jacqueline Lotmore, Patricia McKinney, Jacqueline Wallace, Joy
Lockhart; two brothers, Sonny and Don Lockhart; two aunts,
Minerva Cooper, Flora Robins; sisters-in-law, Mabel Williams, Min.
Ivy Poitier, Anna Bethell, Mildred, Sylvia, Donna and Patricia
Hamilton; brothers-in-law, Oliver Hamilton, Ernest McPhee, Rev.
Chillian Poitier; nieces & nephews, Carla Curry, Arame Strachan,
Amanraah and Shamelle Ford, Omar and Judy Cox, Vernal Smith,
Lathera Lotmore, Lloyd and Renee McKinney-McPherson, Ralph
McKinney, Reno Knowles, Reine, Gabrielle and Rhinon McKinney,
Alan Wallace, Scott Robinson, June and James Dawkins, Eartha and
Timothy Granderson, Simone Johnson, Tavia Wallace-Bryce, Janice,
Duran, Tenia and Ashley Wallace, Lincoln and Kenva Mullings,

Butler, Lemuel, Randolph and Mario Sweeting, Christopher McQueen,

Brian and Antoinette Hamilton, Fayette Fernander, Wayne and :
| Paulette Poitier, Dr. Myles and Chelsea Poitier, Melissa Poitier,

Ramon and Dr. Kamala Gray-Poitier, Leroy and Natasha Moss,

Stanley and Desmond Bethell, Andrew Thompson, Omeko, Amanda :
| and Kendra Hamilton, Philip and Terecita Minnis; other relatives :
: : Sharon Moss and Chrisper Bridgewater; nephews, Cleveland Rigby,

and friends including, Edward Thompson, Michel Tharvil (Scott),

| Frederick Taylor and family, William Taylor and family, Patricia :
Roberts, Wilhelmina Smith, Joan Butler, Juanita and Leila Greene,

Orry Sands, Patsy White, Janet Davis, Rowann Eljubary, Rodney
and Eddie Rolle, Brynda Knowles, Hickwood Heastie, Jennie Wilson,

family, Doris Redd, Sandra Martin, Andy and Bianca Lockhart,
Wilfred and Blanch Weech of Bimini, Jeanine Weech-Gomez,

Phillippa Weech-Lloyd, Dr. Mark and Andre Weech, Cyril, Arthur,
Phillip and Leo Roberts, George and Teresa Johnson and family, :
: Ewing, Stubbs, Delancey, Rigby and Clark families, the Amazing
! Grace Missionary Baptist Church family, the Commonwealth Mason
: Order of the Eastern Star family and the McCartney Lane families.
John Taylor and family, Felix McKinney, The Joffers, The Moxeys, :

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.on Friday and at Amazing
: Grace Missionary Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and on
: Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Wilfred and Dorothy Horton and family, Marquetta and Doris Collie,
Stephanie Duncanson and family, Dellareese Sully, Anne-Marie Bain
and family, June Lunn and family, Melanie Miller, Verna Elcock,

The Maycocks, The Wilsons, The Poitiers, The Millers, The Robins,
The Edwards, Bursel and Deidre Woods and family, Jaradette Dean
and family, The ACM, Usher Board and all members and organizations
of the Holy Cross Parish family, The staff of the US Embassy,

Terrence and Isabella Jones, Almond Weech, Rudolph and Patrice Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Rolle, Colleen, Judy, Elizabeth and Caroline Sweeting, Anthony

: Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Perry and Matson Delancey;

: Bahamas Customs and Cable Bahamas, special thanks, to Maxwell
: and Owen Hamilton, Sabrina Forbes, Brian Lightbourne, Donnita
} Bethell, Fathers Norman Lightbourne and Ethan Ferguson, and the
: many Turks & Caicos Islanders who assisted us Curing our time of
: need.

OLIVE LOUISE LURRIE
DELANCEY, 84

a resident of McCartney Lane off Wulff
Road and formerly of Five Cays, Turks
& Caicos Island, will be held at.
Amazing Grace Missionary Baptist
Church, Wilson Tract off Andros Ave.
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev'd Elva Johnson, assisted
by Rev'd Merian Roberts, Rev'd Dr.
George Barry and other ministers of
the gospel. Interment follows in Old

daughters-in-law, Darlene and Joan Delancey; grandchildren,

Christopher, Matson Jr., Maxine, Maurice and Josh Delancey; brother,
: Sherman Rigby; sisters, Joyce and Gloria Ewing, Inez Rigby, Mary

Wilchombe and Gloria Delancey; nieces, Enid Capron, Irene Ewing,
Olga Ewing-Stubbs, Claudette Ewing, Donna Simpson, Jean Bullard,

Llewwlyn Ewing, Reno and Reynard Rigby, Maxwell, Floyd, Blythe,

: Ricardo, Sanford, Joseph, Andrew, Kingsley Ewing, Charles, Tony,
: Terry and Ryan Bridgewater; cousins, Rev. Thomas Rigby, Neville
Clarke, Albert, Donald, Oswald Rigby, Josephine Capron, Emada
Lavern Butler, Jen Wells, Terry Robins, Peter Isaacs and family, : Henfield, Lorene Forbes, Isabelle King, Ida Rigby, Alice Hali, and
Lillian Williamson, Nikitress Sands and family, Patricia Rolle and :
: nieces and nephews and great great grand nieces and nephews
: and a host of other relatives and friends, Mavis Tinker, Janet

: Adderley, Elaine Hamilton and family, Irene Mullings and family,

Mary Capron; numerous Grand nieces and nephews, Great grand

Rev. Elva Johnson and family, Deaconess Moxey and family, the





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follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.

Precious memory will forever live in the hearts of his
mother, Carolyn Smith; his children, Demetrius, Sophia,

Patrick Jr., Dominique, and Lakeisha Smith also step-son, :
Chantell Cooper Deveaux, Delinca, Rochelle and Shakera
: Cooper; 13 grandchildren, Kishnell Cooper, Deigo
Michael, Franklyn, Durie, Craigston, Berthram, Dr. Sidney :
and Dr. Larry Smith; sisters, Mrs. Carol Ritchie, Linda |
: Cooper, Kevin Jr, Kemron and Shantino Cooper and Vakier
: Bastian; 4 brothers, Nehemiah, Cloeophas, Thomas and

Lashawn Turnquest; grandchildren, Shelayah, Doniquea,
Shannon, Kennedy, Coby, Warren and Jahniah; brothers,

Smith and Mrs. Cynthia Taylor; sisters-in-law, Karen,
Denise, Sheila and Dr. Charlene Blatch Smith; brother-in-

law, Kurtz Ritchie, Aunts, Mrs. Maria King, Mrs. Arnett
: 1 adopted sister, Lola Roker; 1 aunt, Eplic Wallace; 1

Cooper, Mrs. Louise Smith and Mrs. Delores Nottage;

grand aunt, Mrs. Vera Carey; grand uncle, Mr. Carl Carey; :
: Gerod Newbold and Arthur Dean; sisters-in-law, Evangelist
: Angela and Catherine Cooper, Sandra Dean, Josephine and
: Porsha Newbold, Alberta Cooper of Obendale, New York,

nieces, Ramarca, Sarah, Kashonta, Durieann, Daria,
Synteche, Daniel, Christavia, Shannon, Shirann, Shiran,
Monesha, Olivia, Shannon, Lynn, Anishka, Vanda,

Kimberlene, Catherine and Sandreen; nephews, Franklyn
: Cooper; 3 daughters-in-law, Alvina, Elouise and Shantia —
: Cooper; 1 son-in-law, Sidney Deveaux Jr.; numerous
' nieces and nephews including, Gertrude, Lyvade, Alonzo,

Jr, Dremico, Darmalus Dorum, D'Angelo, Durie Jr,
Osbourne, Mikyle Sherwin, Lloyd, Jamal, Robert Dario,
Lawrence, Miquel, Malachi, Maximillian, Clifton and

| Ranchau; grand nieces, Tonesha, Savanah and Iyana; grand :
nephew, Jamario; a host of other relatives and friends :
including, The King, Thompson, Moxey and Coopers :
| family, Doreen Dean, Elva Roach, Celeste Rolle, The :
friends including, the entire Cooper family, the entire Bain
: Town family, doctors and staff of PMH, Male Medical I,
' Doctors Hospital, the entire Nassau Flight Services family,
: Nassau Palm Resort and Pastor Laurence Russell.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral |

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral

Higginbottom family, Mrs.Grace Johnson, The Gaitor family,
The Archers family, The Bullards family, Englerston Gospel
Chapel and The Ragged Island Street family.

Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday

and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and at the |
: Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and at the church from
_ 2:00 p.m. until service time.

church from 1:00 p.m. until service time. —

will be held at Englerston Gospel |
Chapel, Watlings Street and :
Cordeaux Ave. on Saturday at :
2:00 p.m. Officiating will be |
Pastor Ricardo Turner, assisted :
by Elder Edison Rolle. Interment :
: follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.



323-5782





ROBERT GLENROY
"Slim"
COOPER SR, 60

a resident of Dumping Ground
Corner, and formerly of Black
Point, Andros, will be held at St.
John's Native Baptist Cathedral,
Meeting Street, on Saturday at
3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Hervis L. Bain. Interment





? Left to cherish his memory are his faithful and loving wife,
: Palma Jane Cooper; 4 sons, Wendell Cooper, Minister

Rupert Cooper, Kevin and Robert Cooper Jr.; 4 daughters,

Burrows, Dominica and Shanea Deveaux, Everette Thurston,
Wendell Cooper Jr., Shane Roberts, Alesia and Rachel

Salathiel Cooper; 2 sisters, Vera Rolle and Morley Kemp;

uncle, Randulph Wallace; 3 brothers-in-law, Lloyd and

Shirley Cooper, Lerline Cooper of Maimi FIl., and Margie

Shanva Cooper, Kayla Jean, Rico, Carlen, Kaylen, Enezil,
Renaldo, Jeremico, Keisha, Patrick and Nevil Rolle, Van
Brown, Beryl Brown, Carol Dean and Lilymae Dean, Nadia
Brown and Dr. Brenda Clear; numerous relatives and

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CAPTAIN STEPHEN |
W. ROSE, 85

a resident of Long Cay and formerly
of Lumber, Acklins, will be held at
Alberts Town, Long Cay, on Friday
at 12:00 noon. Officiating will be
Apostle J. Rodney Roberts.
Interment follows in Long Cay.
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Left to cherish his memory are his
_ twelve children and forty-one grandchildren, Stephanie Rose,
Angel Watkins, Alretha and Thorton Bethel, William and Matthew
-Rose, of Calgary Canada, Terrance and Ingrid Roberts, Thersea
Roberts and Amanda Moxey, Quentin and Sharmaine Porter,
Shaqueno, Shaquan, Shaquay and Shaquent Porter, Natalie
McPhee, Kermit and Lynette Rose, Woman Sergeant 2041 Yvette
Rose-Rodgers and Corporal 818 Wayne Rodgers and O'Neil
"O.J", Bernard Rose, Royal Bahamas Defense Force Leading
Mechanic Charles and Lynette Rose, Charlia, Charles and Carlia
Rose, Stephen Jr. and Jackie Rose, Eddison, Lashan, Jonathan,
Katriana, Keneesha, Kenva, Shawn, Stephen III, Stevon, Stefan,
Stevonia, Stéphenique Rose, Doris and Willie Anderson, Shamika,
Michelle Rolle, Andera, Latoya, Audrianna, Trevor, Domonic,
and Deangelo Anderson, Autrene Rose and Paul Clarke Jr.,
Elinique and Patranique, Ellen, Margaret and Kriston Cartwright,
Randolph (deceased) and Michelle Rose and Sydneka Rose,
Shavonne Smith, Shenique, Sheanda, Dominic and Dion Sands;
-sixteen great-grand children, one sister, Mrs. Iris Hanna; two
brothers-in law, E. George Moss and Clayton Hanna; four
sisters-in-law, Edna Fraser, Veronica Rigby, Maggie Moss and
Queenie Rose; nieces including, Ruthmae Farquharson, Pearl
Fraser, Pastor Roslyn Astwood, Mizpah Darling, Bernadette
Lewis, Sharlene Bethell, Estermae and Merthlyn Hanna; nephews
including, Delvano Farquharson, Wilfred and Pete Rose, Marcus
Hanna, Alvin and Allan Fraser, Brian Lewis and Tarek Williams,
other family members including, Winnifred Ward, Heather
Fowler, Deloris Poitier, Anthony Watkins, Maverick Moxey,
Daisy Turner, Cleomie Woods, Gary and Stephen Kelly, Enoch
Ferguson, Leonard Roker, Evangelist Carolee Wilson, Natasha
Bethel-Sands, the community of Long Cay, Mr. and Mrs. Desmond
Collie, Vernita Leadon, Kenneth Farquharson, a host of other
relatives and friends including, The staff of Geriatrics Hospital,
Culmer's Ward, the pastor and members of Five Porches of
Deliverance Centre Apostolic Tabernacle, the Pastor and members
of Holy Ghost and Fire Deliverance Centre, Kiwanis Club of
New Providence, Temple Christian Pre & Ele nentary School,
_ Allen Emmanuel, Bishop Leroy Emmanuel, Jessie, Dorine and
Ruby.

Friends may pay their last respects at D-meritte's Funeral Home
on Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and in Acklins on Friday
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.



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- BETHEL, 52

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Eleuthera will be held on Saturday at llam
at BFM Diplomat Centre, Carmichael Road.
Officiating will be Dr Richard Pinder asisted
by Pastor Henry Francis and Dr Patrick Rolle.
Interment will follow in Lakeview Gardens,
JFK Drive.

He is survived by: His father, Asa Wilshire
Bethel Sr; five sisters, Delores Major, Jewel
Sands, Jean Johnson, Nancy Summer and
Joy Bethel of Miramar, Florida; three brothers,
Danny, Nigel and Gladwin Bethel of Miramar,
Florida; seven aunts, Rennie Thompson, Janey Bethel, Sheila Knowles, Naomi,
Norma and Brenda Johnson; two uncles, Eric Johnson Sr and Lloyd Johnson Sr;
six nieces, Demetria and Tiffany Major, Krysia Mtetwa-Marshall, Dominique
Humes, Janell Sands-Cummings and Danielle Bethel of Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
eight nephews, Deanzo, Denzel and Deneko Bethel, Ranjan Johnson, Jared
Major, Jason Sands, Tyler Jones of Miramar, Florida and Michael Bethel of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida; four grandnieces Jada Armbrister, Aneysa Adderley, Caira
Greene and Shontae Pratt; one grandnephew, Cairo Greene; one mother-in-law,
Nellie Fyne; two sisters-in-law, Denise Bethel and Veranique Collie Varot
~ Kangath; three brothers-in-law, Raymond Johnson, Gary Sands and Sudhir Varot
Kangath; cousins, Antoinette, Elaine, Marvin, Gary and Michael Bethel and
Enid Albury of Forth Lauderdale, Florida, Marie Thompson, Evelyn Winder,
Velda Campbell and Ann Darling, Eric and Emory Sands, Michelle Liu -
Williamson, Mark Thompson, June Mitchell, Leona Strachan, Wilshire, Kenneth,
Keith and Churchill Bethel, Lloyd Johnson Jr, Eric Johnson Jr, and Waden
Johnson, June Poitier, Brenda Sands and Tracy Knowles, Austina Symonette,
Karen Austina and Gary Johnson, Janesta Russell, Sheila Mcduffie, Aldyth
Thrower, Laverne Johnson, Pauline Johnson, Deloris Carey, Maria Jones, Christine
Burgers, Brenda Sands and Muriel Johnson, Ken and Eron Sands extended
familes and friends, Aisha, Ashley and William Poitier, Heidi Johnson, Gabriella
Giraka, Baldwin Johnson, Lauren, Yasmine and Sadiera Johnson, Evadne Greene,
Miriam Knowles, Rev Rufus Hanna and family, Chiquita Bullard, Keith Evans
and family, Aqueelah, Jamelah, Shafeeq and Muqtasid Thompson,.Michelle
Johnson, Ricardo, Catherina, Christina and Cache Knowles, Rashid, Rassin and
Tyler Johnson, Rev Philip Bethel and Yvonne Bethel, Iris Knowles, Ann Bethel,
Theresa Thompson, Ted and Sandra Sealy, Daryl Brown, Hope Thurston and
family, Satella Cox and Danielle Knowles, Livingston and Marie Stuart, Grenda
Colebrooke, Pat Archer and family, Racquel Cartwright, Edna Sands and family,
Mr and Mrs Baltron Bethel and family, Rev Prince Hepburn and family, Dacosta
Williams and family, Garfield Deal and family, Rev Joshua Culmer and family,
South Palmetto Point Families, Pastor Lyle Bethel and family, Rev Godfrey
Bethel and family, The Bahamas Faith Ministries family, Marriage Keepers
family and the Real Men Ministries family and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay ‘their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street,
Palmdale from 10am to 6pm on Friday and at on Saturday at the church from
10am until service time.

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The calf walked out!

Scripture Text: Exodus 32: especially verse 24:

“| said to them, whosoever has any gold, let them break
it off. So they gave it to me: then | cast it into the fire,
and this calf came (walked) out.”

Aaron was a gifted leader; chosen by God to become
Moses’ Second in Charge; in answer to Moses’
apprehension to lead God’s Chosen People out of
Egyptian affliction. Moses’ chief complaint at the time,
“| have a speech impediment.” This unpleasant incident
concerning Aaron’s lame explanation of the golden calf;
is an eye-opener to people universally, that the most
proficient leader possesses some flaw, which will
eventually be uncovered under intense pressure. Aaron
abandoned his responsibility as the Acting Chief

‘ Commander, and sanctioned the people’s corrupt
activities during Moses’ absence. ;

Pastor Ben Bailey
The Prophetic Voice
P. O. Box N-9518
Nassau, Bahamas
Tpv.inc@coralwave.com



The Golden Calf: The people determined that God probably killed Moses, and
persuaded Aaron to craft a figure of the familiar Egyptian Apis Bull (god of nature);
they brought the idolatrous ceremonial gold earrings to Aaron: who scandalously
submitted to their demand, fashioning the calf with a graving tool. Aaron called
for a feast to the Egyptian god Apis, which turned into an abominable orgy. The
children of Israel were enjoying the most degrading earthly festival of their lives,
worshipping the golden calf, and living a disgraceful and immoral lifestyle.

Meanwhile, Moses was on the mountain seeking the Presence of God; and
receiving the three foundational structures for the new kingdom of Israel, namely:
The Torah (The Legal Structure, [The Constitution], Judicial Organization, or The
Law); The Instructions (Executive Administrative Structure, General Orders,
Directives), and The Blueprint for the Tabernacle (Design for the Comprehensive
National Worship Service); returning to the encampment after Joshua reported
a sound of war in the camp. Moses furiously threw the tablets out of his hands,
and broke them, burnt the calf, ground it to powder, sprinkled it upon the water,
and made the children of Israel drink it. ;

Moses, God’s Representative, proceeded to reckon with the sinners, and called
them to give an account. He began with Aaron, as God similarly began with
Adam, because he had been placed as Acting Chief in Charge, along with Hur
(Third in Charge). Aaron was terrified when Moses questioned him relative to his
part in the transgression; Moses asked Aaron, what did the people do to you,
that you brought this enormous offence upon them? Aaron childishly insinuated
that when he threw the gold into the fire the calf came (walked) out in that shape;
either by accident, or by the magical art of a citizen of their foreign population,
but not a word of his fashioning the calf with a graving tool.

Listen as Aaron imitated a Great Bahama Bank Crawfish, and attempted to
reverse himself out of the predicament: He lied by claiming he simply threw gold
into the fire, and this calf came (walked) out: This would really be humorous, if
the matter was not serious; then again, you cannot help but express amusement
at Aaron’s statement; | think Moses must have laughed incredulously, “Aaron,
What do you mean, you poured gold into the fire and the calf came (walked)
out?”

| Aaron had authority similar to a Chief Justice over the people, nevertheless, he

pleaded that the people overwhelmed him; he possessed the authority to restrain
them, but very little resolve, eventually yielding to them. It is inexcusable, for
Governors to humour people in their sins, and tolerate the kind of behaviour they
pledged to diligently terrorize.

Moses probably asked a series of questions: Did they-ambush you, to displease
your God, and indulge the people? Did they threaten to stone you; and what
restrained you from terrifying them worse than they could scare you?” Men can
only entice us to sin; they cannot compel us. Men can frighten us; but, if we do
not play their game, they cannot harm us.

Men naturally attempt to shift their guilt; our ancestors, Adam and Eve are terrific
examples; sin is comparable to an obnoxious child that nobody is eager to own.
Aaron would have been better served if he said nothing, his offence was aggravated
by his defence; and yet he was not only spared, but preferred; as sin abounded,
grace did much more abound.

A great deal of difference is made between those that presumptuously rush into
sin, and those, who through weakness are shocked into it. Those that share in
sin help to damage their partners, and actually destroy each other. Society
_expresses relief, when disrespectful behaviour committed with heroic presumption
is challenged and exposed, and the perpetrators sneak off overwheimed in their
confusion.

| The king that sits upon the throne of judgment bearing God’s Sword of Justice,

'

is endowed with power to scatter every kind of evil with his eyes.









RELIGION

PG 22 © Thursday, July 31, 2008 The Tribune











_ Inthe midst of creating the world,

God made man and woman unique
among all of this wonder. He created
man, and charged him with naming
and then having dominion over all
the birds and beasts that He had cre-
ated, arid then he shaped woman as
his helpmate, to live’ in an harmo-
nious relationship, working together
to accomplish His will.

Again and again throughout scrip-
ture the role of man, sometimes as
an individual, and at other times jux-
taposed against that of the woman,
is outlined. In Ephesians 5, we see
him as head of the wife as Christ is
head of the church. And in I
Corinthians 11; his leadership is
closely compared to Christ’s leader-
ship. a :

But does today’s Bahamian male
know what being the head of a
household actually entails? Does he
even have a clue?

If you were to ask Rev Dr Wesley
L Thompson, senior pastor of
Mount Pleasant Green Baptist
Church International on East &
Quakoo Street, it would be like
opening a can of worms. In the years
that he has been counselling married
couples and families, and through
his observation of manhood over the

years, he is not sure if the majori-

ty of Bahamian men today truly
have a clue as to what is their role
as head of their home.

This ignorance, he believes, is
closely related to the fact that
many of them know little about
being responsible - which is where
Dr Thompson believes true man-
hood begins.

“I think the reason for what is
happening today is that they don’t
know what it is to be responsible.

It’s maybe because they haven't
seen examples of responsibility
acted out; he hasn’t seen responsibil-
ity demonstrated in his home,” Dr
Thompson told Tribune Religion.

According to Rev Thompson, in
the last 40 years there has been a
deterioration in the number of
responsible fathers and responsible
husbands. And as a result, men don’t
know how to treat their wives - or
any woman for that matter. Some of
the old values, he said, have been





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Tribune Feature Writer
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be struggling with understanding
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“But many of today’s males don’t
know anything about what‘it takes. He

within and discover what is your pur- ongoing self improvement activities.

pose in life, and set goals for the











FOR the man who wants to step
outside of the box and live as the true
head of his home, it starts now -
whether he is already married, prepar-
ing for marriage, or hopes to be mar-

i ried someday. Dr Thompson offers

the following tips:

e Begin by developing a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.
e Get to know yourself; look deep

future.

e Realize that taking on a wife - and
a family - means responsibility. A man
needs to know that he is there to
serve his wife and children.

e Realize that being the head of the
home means being a provide. Men
cannot escape the fact that their role
involves being a financial provider in
the home.

e Make a point to be involved in

As a society, Dr Thompson believes
that the Bahamas needs to redefine
what it means to be a man and hus-
band all over again.

“We need to show men that
because their biological clocks are
ticking or because they want to satisfy
an ego or feels that he has something
he needs to prove with having chil-
dren or a wife, is not what makes you
a man.

SOLO LAI ELE BOOS LOOLN SELLE LE SCOODOLI ODENSE MOODLE! EGOS R EERE LEELA LEILA EAVES EAE

can’t even make love to his wife
because he doesn’t know how to treat
a lady. Unfortunately, he only knows
what he learnt on TV or what he heard
on the blocks,” Dr Thompson noted.

Hopefully, by implementing the
aforementioned tips, young men can
begin the journey to understanding
what it takes to be an effective head of
the home.

ONT SA RR








The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, July 31, 2008 ®PG 23



Sutter it fo be so

m NOW more than ever, we
need to be a people of hope.
We have to believe that God is
working it all out in our favour
in the end and that we will be
victorious. We cannot gripe
and complain like everyone
else, thinking negatively, and
adding to the burdens that oth-

ers carry.

Faith produces hope concerning
things unseen. Are you a hopeful per-
son? Are you a lifter of spirits or a dis-
courager? Even the suffering that we
endure has been, and will be,
redeemed. We have to come out swing-
ing on the side of the Lord with words
that inspire faith and promote perse-
verance.

In II Corinthians 3:3-3, Paul writes
that God is our sustainer and com-
forter:

Praise be to-the God and father of
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
compassion and the God of all comfort,

Corruption

CORRUPTION: What is it? In the
Greek the word corruption is: phthora -

fthor-ah' which means; decay, ruin, |

destroy and perish.

In the Hebrew the word corruption is:
mishcha-th moshcha-th - mish-khawth',
mosh-khawth' which means; disfigure-
ment, marred.

The Webster Dictionary defines cor-
ruption as: morally degenerate; charac-
terized by improper conduct.

In speaking of corruption among
leadership, especially religious leaders
and teachers, here's what the scripture
says.

II Peter 2:19 says, While they promise
them liberty, they themselves are the ser-
vants of corruption: for of whom a man
is overcome, of the same is he brought in
bondage.

In studying this passage of scripture it
even heighten my awareness to a
greater degree to not trust the words of
any politician because they are all filled
with futile promises and lies; they have
covenanted with the spirit of corruption
and vowed to remain silent in order to
protect their corrupt associates/part-
ners.

As nasty as the word corruption is in
its truest sense, corruption still seems to
be the hottest item on the menu within
many of the vital systems of this coun-

try.



who comforts us in all our troubles, so
that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves have
received from God.

For just as the sufferings of Christ
flow over into our lives, so also through
Christ our comfort overflows. If we are
distressed, it is for your comfort and
salvation; if we are comforted, it is for
your comfort which produces in you
patient endurance of the same suffer-
ings we suffer. And our hope for you is
firm, because we know that just as you
share in our sufferings, so also you
share in our comfort.”

Do you know God as your com-
forter? Can you testify to the compas-
sion of God? Do you make it a point to
comfort others in the way that God
comforts you? Is Christ the channel







~ PASTOR
MATTHEW
ALLEN

——Had-F-not-known-the-truth; I-would——

argue a very strong case that in order
for one to reach the mountain top of a
successful life in the Bahamas he/she
must have a trace or be associated with
some form of corruption.

.Time and space will not allow me to
explore, dissect and properly address
the many facets of corruption that fuel
the engine of this vehicle called the
Bahamas. I want to assure you that if
this engine does not get the proper serv-
ice/overhaul that is so badly needed,
there won't be any Bahamas for our
children's children to drive.

As a nation, whenever the word cor-
ruption is mentioned, especially if it
involves a person or persons of interest
- be that a politician, a religious or civic
leader, somehow the system would find
a way to cover their tracts or genteelly
spank their hands and then promote or
reassign them to a place of comfort. For
many reasons, unbeknown to the less
fortunate, poor grassroots Bahamians,
the saying that “it's better in the
Bahamas” does not truly apply to them.

The spirit of corruption flows so
freely within strategic segments of this
country to the point that in order to
eradicate it, we would have to strongly
consider bringing in foreigners to spear-
head many of our government min-

through which your comfort over-
flows? Is your suffering from sin or
from seeking salvation for others as a
servant of the Lord?

Comfort is needed when our sorrows
seem harder to bear than usual and we
are unable to make the pain stop or
become manageable, for example,
when the angels comfort our lord in
the Garden of Gethsemane. It is neces-
sary when circumstances remain
unchanged for a very long time and we
begin to falter in our faith, as demon-
strated in the Psalms.

External comfort is needed when
our internal coping mechanisms fail,
and the intercessory prayers of the
Church provide this when requested.
Sometimes, we want company, and the
comfort comes from the compassion-
ate presence of another, rather than
suffering in silence and isolation.

God comforts in words of Holy
Scripture, reminding us that we are
never alone or forsaken, that Christ
suffers for us and with us, that the Holy
Spirit groans our prayers for us.

Prayer may yield the comfort of a
quiet inner peace, a relaxation of the

istries and systems. Here's some food
for thought as it relates to our crime
problem.

The legislative arm of our country is
made up of 85 per cent attorneys (am I
right). Look at this! Whenever the crim-
inal minds/murder accused, rapist or the
drug boys go to court guess who repre-
sents, defends and helps get them off -

(you're right), it's our honourable mem-_

bers of parliament and their law firms.

In order to build a better Bahamas
for tomorrow many questions would
have to be asked and answered, and this
is where the problem of corruption
comes into play. :

Our judicial system works very well
when it comes to enforcing the law
against the small, no name Bahamian. It
is said that lady justice is blind, but
that's not the case here in the Bahamas.
The corrupted legal eagles, legisla-
tors/honourable men and women have
given lady justice eyes to see, and are
influential enough to help her decide
who to rule in favour of or against.

As an educated, supposed to be
Christian nation, we have a major prob-
lem in trying to marry two words that
can never become one; the words are;

1. corruption

2. honorable

On the international/foreign market
it is said that “the Bahamas has the best
politicians and law enforcement officers
that money can buy”.

How can any decent, honourable man
or woman in parliament or behind a pul-
pit remain silent while this country is
being sold and land stolen by crafty,

grip on a problem, the soothing of our
spirits like a child being rocked.
Comfort comes in the refreshing words
of hymns and choruses, of instrumental
music, as well as the waves on the
beach. Comfort comes in a smile, hug
or word of kindness and encourage-
ment. It may come through shared
experiences in a support group.
Hannah -was comforted by the
prayers of the priest. David was com-
forted by the knowledge that he would
go to his dead child after accepting that
the child of his adulterous relationship
was not going to be healed. The disci-
ples on the road to Emmaus were com-
forted by Jesus' revealing of Himself to
them, and this can be the same for us.
However, if we are like Rachel,
refusing to be comforted (because
Herod has ordered all baby boys to be
slaughtered), then we cannot find
peace. If we can come to the place
where we throw ourselves in the arms
of Jesus, and “we suffer it to be so”,
then our trust in God eventually will
reveal how God will use even our suf-
fering to advance the Kingdom, heal-
ing and comforting us at the same time.

deceitful, corrupted legal eagles?

The crime wave and murders that
we're experiencing today are some of
the many fruits that come from the seed
of corruption. There are so many promi-
nent persons in this country that have
benefited from various acts of corrup-
tion; in that it would cause the Bahamas

a very serious life or death surgery to _
remove this gangrene of corruption.

Think about the surgery that's need-
ed! And ask yourself this question, Do
you want to expose and deal with cor-
ruption in the Bahamas or are you pre-
pared to tolerate and accept things the
way they are?

God is raising up voices of fearless
men and women that are going stand in
the gap and demand integrity and justice
from governments and civic leaders.
The old guard religious leaders will still
be around holding their money making,
emotional conferences, selling their
products and materials, but will forever
be void of His power.

There is so much more to be said
about the spirit of corruption that has its
roots deeply embedded in key pillars of
our country, but we shall continue next
week. .

e Join Pastor Brendalee and myself
along with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center Int'l, every Sunday
morning @ 10:30am and Thursday nights
@ 7:30pm at the Bishop Michael Eldon
High School Auditorium. For questions,
comments or speaking engagements con-
tact us via e-
mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or Ph
225.3850 or 1.242.441.2021



PG 24 © Thursday, July 31, 2008 RELIGION The Tribune



~Miunister Uhiyah &
Sis. Ellen Johnson
July 27, 1937-2008



Bishop Brice
Sis. Advira Thompson
July 27, 1958-2008



The Tribune ’

RELIGION

Thursday, July 31, 2008 ® PG 25







SIS Ellen Johnson (in hat) receives a bouquet of flowers from Verneque Thompson,
wife of associate pastor, Bishop Woodley Thompson.

© pertect love

IN a time when so many marriages are
€® on failing, the Church of God of Prophecy,
East Street Tabernacle paused to pay tribute to
two couples who have proven to the world that
marriage can work.




STANDING as a godly example
for other married couples,
Bishop Brice and Sis Advira
Thompson receive a special
plaque in honour of their 50th
wedding anniversary. Standing
from left are Minister Kendal
Simmons, associate pastor;
Sis Rowena Ferguson, wife of
the senior pastor; Bishop
Brice and Sis Advira
Thompson; Bishop Franklin
Ferguson, senior pastor,
Church of God of Prophecy
East Street Tabernacle, and
Bishop Woodley Thompson,
associate pastor.

2

e Bishop Brice and Sister Advira
Thompson, who celebrated their 50th
anniversary on Sunday, July 27.

and

e Minister Uhijah and Sister Ellen
Johnson, who celebrated their 71st
anniversary on Sunday, July 27.

Surrounded by family and friends,
Bishop Thompson, general presbyter of
the Caribbean and Atlantic Island
Oceans, Church of God of Prophecy
and former national overseer of the
Church in the Bahamas, and Sis
Thompson, his prayer partner, friend,
greatest supporter and truest love, cele-
brated a union marked by its depend-
ence on God and founded in the knowl-
edge that what God has put together,
no man can put asunder.

As the pages of history are sure to
reflect of these two who God _ has
blessed to see their golden anniversary,
the strength of their partnership will

PRESENTING the
happy couple with a
special plaque in’
honour of a tremen-
dous milestone - 71
years of marriage
are, from left;
Minister Kendal
Simmons, associate
pastor; Bishop
Franklin Ferguson,
senior pastor,
Church of God of
Prophecy East
Street Tabernacle;
Minister Uhijah and
Sis Ellen Johnson,
and Bishop Woodley
Thompson, associ-
ate pastor.



stand as a testament to the faithfulness
of God. He has kept them together,
withstanding every storm, rejoicing
with one another at every blessing, in
want and in plenty, in season and out of
season, growing more deeply in love
with each passing year.

Joining Bishop and Sis Thompson in
giving praise to God for sustaining
them over, what for some is a lifetime,
was Minister and Sis Johnson.

Who among us will be so blessed to
experience 71 years.of marriage - not as
one holding on for the sake of it, but
each longing to be with the other - the
one that continues to make the heart
flutter, who shares the ups and downs,
remaining faithful through it all, never
letting go and always looking forward
to the journey ahead...together.

To each couple plaques and floral
arrangements were presented, as their
church family celebrated with them the
blessings and longevity of each mar-
riage.

Happy Anniversary!



PG 26 ® Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yoked with Christ

Come to me, all you that are weary
and are carrying heavy burdens, and I
will give vou rest. Matthew 11:28

THIS was the scripture that came to
me last week outside of PMH while
visiting my brother and having heard
about the death of the gentleman who
was in the bed next to him, Sam
Johnson, who was also a relative.

It was apparent to me that my broth-

er was shaken up by Sam's death; the -@

two had become good friends while he
was alive. Many times while visiting
with my brother, he and Sam would be
laughing and talking together.

I tried to calm him a bit by informing
him that Sam was a man who believed
in the resurrection, hence he was now

with Christ. He was still somewhat .

upset and rightly so, Sam lost his battle
with cancer, while he was there still
fighting with his. I then reminded him
that I know it must be difficult for him,
but that he must turn to Jesus the great
physician - who made the deaf hear,
blind to see and raised the dead - who
would also help with his cancer.

He informed me that he was a little

frustrated with the doctors, because
they kept putting off surgery. They
told him he needed to release some of
the discomfort and pain he was expe-
riencing. My heart just went out to
him as I looked at his frail body, with
his faint smile he staged just for my
sake. My brother is not one who com-
plains and demands anything, so
when I heard him complaining, I
know he was burdened, hence I quot-
ed that verse to him from Matthew
11:28.

lam aware that to him, at that time,
they might just seem like words, but
many of us have proven them to be
most comforting. Jesus is constant
and he never changes.

If asked whether we really think that
the. yoke of Christ is easy and the bur-
den light; I am sure the answer would
be a resounding “No” from most of us.
Many of us would recount the daily
pains and discomforts we suffer in our
attempts to be faithful to Christ and
His teachings. Sometimes we.are over-
whelmed by problems with spouses,
children, our job, neighbour, family
and, in my brother's case, sickness. We
pray about them, yet the problem or
issue still seems to stick around. But in
Matthew 11:28 Jesus offers us comfort
and a way out: Come to me, all you that
are weary and are carrying heavy bur-
dens, and I will give you rest.

The rest he promises is a release
from the experience of serving God,
the fatigue and the feelings of a bur-
den. The promise means that serving
God could be transformed into a sweet
experience of rest.

Jesus then goes on to show how:
Take my yoke upon you, and learn
from me; for Iam gentle and humble in
heart, and you will find rest for your

By CLEMENT
JOHNSON



souls (verse 29).

Looks like we have a problem here!
Is Jesus calling on those who are carry-
ing heavy loads to come and add a
yoke to their burden? Doesn't that
sound like adding affliction to the
afflicted? No, Jesus is asking us to cast
away our burdens and take on his
yoke. This is because, unlike the. bur-
dens we bear, his yoke is easy and his
burden light.

So then, what is this yoke of Christ?
The yoke of Christ can be seen as the
sum of our Christian responsibilities
and duties. Servants were said to be
under the yoke of their masters (I
Timothy 6:1), and subjects under the
yoke of their rulers (I Kings 12:10). To
take the yoke of Christ, therefore, is to
put ourselves in a relationship with

. Christ as his servants and subjects, and

to conduct ourselves accordingly.

There is, however,.a better way of
understanding the yoke of Christ.
Among the Jews, the yoke was put on
the necks of two cattle so that togeth-
er they could pull the plough as one.
It always takes a pair to work a yoke.
When Jesus asks us to take the yoke,
we might as well ask who is your
yoke-mate. Your yoke-mate is none
other than Jesus himself. The yoke, in
fact, belongs to him and he only
invites us to team up with him.

Fhe yoke of Christ is not just a
yoke from Christ, but also a yoke
with him. To take the yoke of Christ is
to associate and identify ourselves
with him: our destiny with his destiny,
our vision with his vision and our mis-
sion with his mission. It is to know
that we are not pulling the yoke alone
and by our power, but together with
Christ and by the strength that comes
from him. It is to know that Jesus is
not just a teacher who gives you
homework, but also a friend who
helps you do it.

We should never forget that we are
yoked with Christ. To this end, it
helps to start each day with a prayer
like this: “Lord, help me to remember
that there is no problem I am going to
face today that you and I together
cannot handle.” This is how the yoke
becomes easy and the burden light.

It is because of this that I know my
brother would be healed, even if it
ends in the ultimate healing death.
But as we look around and see the
many faces of despair at the hospital I
am comforted in knowing that there
is a yoke bearer whose name is Jesus.

So today I would like to invite
those who are facing challenges to
turn to Jesus who is able to do far
more than we can ever imagine or ask
for to him be.

RELIGION



| Coleta A. Williams,

The Tribune

BETHEL BAPTIST
CHURCH:

Meeting Street

Celebrates 218 yours

SUNDAY,
GUST 3RD, 2008
10:00 A.M.

Under the theme:
“REVISIFING THE

GREAT COMMISSION”
Matthew 28:18-20/Mark 16:15-18/Acts 1:8

SPEAKER:
Bishop

pe?
soem

Men

Pastor
Abundant Life Ministries
International
Turks & Caicos Island

Bishop C. Alexander Williams HI], J.P.,

a native of the Turks and Caicos Islands;

is the Pastor & Founder of the Abundant Life

Ministries International, a thriving & diverse ministry located East
on Leeward Highway on the Island of Providenciales.

He is a Visionary, a devoted and committed man of God, a man of
prayer, a man who knows and accepts that the work of a pastor is
challenging and has committed his life to doing all things through _
Christ who strengthens him. He is a devoted husband to his w Le
Chiquita Pierre Williams, and a loving father to his children Jarrad,
Cohen and Chique. L

He patterns his life living as an example to all those
comes in contact.

All are invited to attend!





The Tribune

RELIGION



Thursday, July 31,2008 ® PG 27

What does it mean to be man of the house

FROM page 22

with the security of his home and
ensured that we had a home and an
education. But today, there is a serious
myth that you can call yourself a man
and you don’t have to work. You can
drive around in the woman’s car all
day, and she pays all the rent.

“See, to me, that is foreign. I cannot
adapt to that. That way of thinking
doesn’t compute to me.

“But you find that this new social
climate dictates that this is normal
behaviour for a ‘man’. However, the
climate I came up in doesn’t agree
with that.”

Rev Thompson noted that men
must realize that a woman’s desire
today is still to have a man that is
interested in the security of his family.

When he thinks about the apparent
lackadaisical attitude of today’s males,
Rev Thompson is curious.as to how
this “spirit” has actually lasted so long.

“(In the past], it has never been
heard of that you can get married
without a home to put your wife in,
and a steady job that is able to sustain
the family. Back then, manhood was
defined as what I can do for my wife
and family. But today, manhood is not
defined by those values. Manhood is
defined by the cars, and the bling
bling,” Dr Thompson noted. |

This is where the church comes in.
Dr Thompson believes that the church
needs to become more vocal in rein-
forcing positive values in males. He
applauds people like Ted and Sandra
Sealy of Marriage Keepers, and min-
istries like Bahamas Faith Ministries
that are doing an “excellent job” in
highlighting and promoting the role of
the man in a marriage, helping young
men to refocus their attention on their
responsibilities.

For Minister Maurice Simms, youth
director of the Church of God of
Prophecy East Street Tabernacle, the
role of man, as husband and father, is
established firmly, and early, in scrip-
ture.

"When you look at when God made
man, placed him in the Garden, gave
- him his instructions of what to do,
when He saw that man was alone, God
said man needed a helpmate.

"Man is responsible for his family,"
Minister Simms said, "he is the
responsible individual for the family.
He is the responsible one, and the
female came to help him out,.so he is
the responsible individual for his fam-
ily."

And what does this entail:

1. Man being the priest of the home.
Being the responsible individual in the
things of God, leading his wife, his chil-
dren in the things of God, and estab-
. lishing a godly home.

2. Being the provider of the family.

3. Setting the vision, the goals, and .

plan for the family. What do I have for
my family to do? What are we doing?
Where are we going? How are we
going to get there? This also involves
setting a plan, goals and vision for indi-
vidual persons in the family as well as
the group.

ASPECTS OF FATHERHOOD

_ According to Minister Simms, anoth-
er aspect of being a man is standing as
that influential individual in the family.
Using the example of his children, he
said that when his wife says something
to their two daughters, it's okay, but
when he says it - when daddy says it -
that settles the matter. "If daddy says
it's green, it's green - it can be red,
mind you, but if daddy says so, then it
is."

Another important characteristic of
the male role, Minister Simms shared
with Tribune Religion, is that he should
serve as the stabilizing element in the
family. With more and more marriages
failing, as couples face divorce and sep-
aration issues, it should be the man
who, when a problem initially creeps in,
who is able to identify the problem and
steer the relationship back in the right
direction.

"We should see the male as the stabi-
lizing individual in the family. If there
are problems, things going in a certain
direction, things sliding into chaos - the
male has to be the stabilizing force to
pull the family back into line."

POSITION OF HUMILITY

While a man as head of his home is a
powerful position, Ted Sealy of
Marriage Keepers believes that it is a
position that should be held in humility.

“The relationship between husband
and wife is not a dictatorial one. Being
head does not mean that you lord over
that person. Your wife is supposed to
come alongside you as your help
meet,” Mr Sealy told Tribune Religion.

Being head of the home also means
that a man must have his priorities in
order.

“Firstly, you should have a relation-
ship with the Lord, then a relationship
with your wife, then a relationship with
your children, then a relationship with
your work. So that’s the order for the
man in a household.

“And in terms of the operation of the
household, the husband or the father in
the home should be the leader in terms
of the fact that he is the teacher, and
the instructor.” Mr Sealy said.

The mother is actually the enforcer
of the laws that the husband sets into
place. “She in turn carries out the
instructions and implements those
instructions as laws or commands down
the line to the children, not back to the
husband.” Mr Sealy explained.

ROLE OF THE MOTHER

In a televised sermon, Dr Myles
Munroe, senior pastor at Bahamas
Faith Ministries gave some insight
into man’s dilemma. He noted that it
is more difficult to be a man today. In
the past, providing a house, children
and financial backing was sufficient
to be a man. .

However, Dr Munroe noted, many
of today’s women already have their
own home or apartment, she already
has children and may even be work-
ing two or three jobs. As a result,
many men feel like their efforts are
inadequate.

Dr Thompson admits that woman
are indeed more progressive today.
She knows what she wants and is a
go-getter and she’s done that because
she took advantage of the tools-.10
advance herself.

“Today’s woman doesn’t want to be
dependent on a man and some men
are threatened by that because they
have not taken advantage of oppor-
tunities to advance themselves,” Dr
Thompson noted.

But despite their independence,
women themselves may
have a flaw that makes
men feel as if it is





okay to be non-providers.

“You find that the female wants to
get married so badly that she is out
there pursuing the man. But she gets
a man and he doesn’t have any char-
acter. 1

“In the older days [men] had to
prove to the woman that we can take
care of her and the children. But
nowadays, the wornen are pursuing
the men,” Dr Thompson noted.

“It’s a serious trend now that a
woman wants marriage so badly that
she is there taking care of this man
while he sits home. So the young men
think that this is normal. But there is
something really serious going on
here. And the women need to under-
stand that [taking care of a man] is

* not normal,” he added.

Dr Thompson noted that due to
the fact that men don’t know their
role in a marriage, many women can-
not find good men to get into rela-
tionship with.

“But I say to women, don’t be pres-
sured to get married. Feel good
about yourself, live and God will
send you someone with character.
See, the main thing is character.
That’s what's lacking in many of
today’s males.”

that influential _
_individualin
the family,



PG 28 ® Thursday, July 31, 2008

RELIGION







ANATeMAE:L Oy O\Areroy eyo) tema \YI



Surrounded by family and
friends, including Earl
Deveaux, Minister of
Environment (seated far
left) and his wife, Mrs B J
Deveaux (seated, second
from left) Minister Uhijah
and Sls Ellen Johnson
enjoy a time of fellowship
and fun.



MARRIAGE is hon-
ourable and the bed
undefiled. Yes!
Marriage can last, even for
71 years. In recognition of
this milestone, the family of
Minister Uhijah and Sis ‘Ellen
Johnson celebrate the union
of this special couple, who
have lived together for three

score and eleven years.

A remarkable couple, it would be an
early decision in the life of Minister
Johnson that would set the stage to
bring these two together.

Minister Johnson was born in
Acklins, one of the most southern
islands of the Bahamas, but as fate
would have it, he was adopted and

moved to Crooked Island, where he
attended the Moss Town All Age
School.



Sis Johnson, a proud daughter of
Crooked Island, was born in Colonel
Hill, where she also attended school.

As he matured, Minister Johnson
developed a love for boats and the sea.
He became a boat builder and a cap-
tain, and provided mail boat services
between Crooked Island and New
Providence

He also travelled to the US, where
he worked on 'the contract' in Florida

Being an industrious and ambitious
young man, he met and fell in love
with his wife Ellen. They were married
on July 27, 1937.

As the custom was in those days, ‘the

bride and her party walked to the

church where the ceremony was per-
formed, and after the ceremony,
walked to the school house where the
reception was held.

The menu for the occasion was
pound cake, flour cake and switcher
(lemonade), which was enjoyed by all.

Sis Johnson was a good homemaker,
and a seamstress by profession.

Celebrating 71 years of marriage

Life changed drastically for Minister
Johnson in 1942. It was during a visit
to the capital that year, when he
attended a revival at the East Street
Church of God of Prophecy, that he
accepted the Lord as his personal sav-
iour, and he was never the same again.
He would also become a member of
the church at that-time.

Minister Johnson would later return
home to Crooked Island and, being
led by the spirit, with great zeal he

- conducted bible studies, street meet-

ings, and prayer meetings at his home.
These meetings blossomed into full
services which extended from house to
house, and the supporters increased.
Many souls were converted through
his ministry.

A church was organised and he was
appointed pastor of the flock. The
church, located at Fairfield, Crooked
Island, was constructed with the help
of the faithful members, whom he
served for 22 years.

In 1971 he relocated to Nassau

where he continued his ministry wher-
ever he went, even on his job as
painter at the Princess Margaret
Hospital.

Both he and his wife transferred
their membership to the East Street
Tabernacle, where Sis Johnson served
faithfully for many years on the usher
board.

The Johnsons continue to enjoy the
blessings of the Lord in their 71 years
of marriage. They are the proud par-
ents of two daughters, Ena Ferguson
and Oralee Whylly; one adopted
daughter, Brenda Cunningham, and
six sons Wendell, David, Roland,
Linville, Martin and Anthony
Johnson. The couple has two sons-in-
law, four daughters-in-law, 18 grand-
children, and 12 great grandchildren.

God has been good to this couple
over the years, and they truly appreci-
ate Him for who He is.

As their lives will attest, marriage
can be successful and last...if God is in
the centre.





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| By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune-Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THREE women, reportedly
the daughters and granddaugh-
ter of Reverend Harcourt Pin-
der, tragically drowned while at
a family picnic at Dean's Blue
Hole on Dean's Cay, Long
Island yesterday.

The victims, two sisters in
their 40s and one of their
teenage daughters, all Nassau
residents were on a family trip
tothe island. |

Renee Pinder, 41, vice-coun-
cil attached to the Consulate in
New York City; Faye Major, 45,
an employee of the auditor gen-
eral’s office in Grand Bahama
and her 14-year-old daughter,

Man killed in traffic accident

Deidre Major, all drowned after,

a family picnic went wrong.
According to police and
reports from the island, the
three were wading in shallow
waters of Dean’s Cay when one

~ of them unknowingly ventur¢d

into the blue hole and could not
get out. The remaining victims
tried to assist, but all three died
when none of the women made
it to shore alive.

"Sometime after 3pm one of
the females was in the water

‘walking when it is believed that
she fell into some hole that per-

sons have been describing as a
blue hole and her other two
family members that were near-
by they went to assist, and as a

SEE page 16

A 50-YEAR-OLD front seat passenger was killed early yestexlay
morning in Nicholl’s Town, Andros, when a Honda Legend ca’ ent
out of control and overturned on the main road. f

It is reported that the woman driver, with three male pas
driving the 1955 Honda shortly before 1 am yesterday
dent occurred near Scotia Bank and Campbell’s Servi

main road of Nicholl’s Town.

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homemade
pornography

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Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIANS are increas-
ingly creating homemade
pornography, and disseminat-
ing it on the Internet via e-mail,
with pictures of a naked woman
dancing at a beach party being
yet another example of this.

The still photos, called
“Bahamas Gals on the Wild”,
appear to be from a recording
at a sail-away beach party. More
than 10 women are shown danc-

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Tribune Staff Reporter
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THE bodies of three Hait-
ian males were pulled from
sea in south-western New
Providence yesterday bring-
ing the death toll of migrants
believed to be aboard a Hait-
ian sloop bound for the capital
up to four, the Ministry of
National Security said.

The four men are believed
to be part of a large group of
Haitians who tried to smug-
gle themselves into the coun-

try.

SEE page 12






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Govt pursues
legal options

~ to obtain
$4m from
slobal United

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





GOVERNMENT is currently “actively pursuing” all its legal
options to obtain the more than $4 million in outstanding customs
duties and taxes from Global United Limited, Acting Comptroller
of Customs Anthony Adderley said yesterday. _

Mr Adderley told The Tribune that Customs and other officials
are working to determine.exactly how much money Global Unit-
ed, which is headed by former: PLP candidate Jackson Ritchie,
owes government.

“We are working on it now, we want to cover all of our bases,”
he said, Te ;

Mr Adderley explained that in addition to Customs, Global

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Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@
tribunemedia.net

CORRUPTION within the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
will not be tolerated, and
those who fall afoul of the law
will be dealt with to its fullest
extent, Acting Commissioner
of Police Reginald Ferguson
said yesterday.

ACTING COMMISSIONER of
Police Reginald Ferguson

unable to effectively enforce
the law.



Putting it plainly, Commis-
sioner Ferguson said that a

“Tf you allow yourself to be
compromised, then your ser-

corrupt officer is a worthless
officer who essentially is

SEE page 14

Lawyer ordered to repay $200,000 to
client’s account, suspended from Bar

A SENIOR lawyer, ordered to repay $200,000 to a client’s account,
was suspended from practising at the Bahamas Bar for six months by
a disciplinary tribunal. — :

Andrew Thompson, who has practised law in the Bahamas for
around 20 years, has been ordered to repay the $200,000 sum in full by
September 18, or be disbarred.

Bahamas Bar Association President Wayne Munroe confirmed yes-
terday that a disciplinary tribunal suspended Mr Thompson from the
Bar for six months from July 17.

Although tribunals are heard in private, the panel decision is made
public, and Mr Munroe said he will provide The Tribune the full
details of the tribunal's findings when he receives them.

Andrew Thompson has been the subject of several complaints
brought to the attention of The Tribune.

He works in the office of his father, James Thompson, located in First
Terrace, Collins Avenue, Nassau.

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US visitor dies while
snorkelling in Abaco

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

FREEPORT - An American visitor in his mid-60s
died while snorkeling in Abaco, police reported
yesterday.

Chief Superintendent of Police Basil Rahming
said the victim has been identified as James Ford
Russell, 66, of Oklahoma, USA.

According to reports, Mr Russell was snorkeling

that he was not feeling well. After being assisted
aboard a dive boat, Mr Russell became unconscious

- and collapsed.

BASRA personnel and volunteers from Hope
Town Fire Rescue were dispatched to the location
and transported Mr Russell to the Marsh Harbour
Clinic.

Supt Rahming said attempts to revive Mr Russell
failed and he was pronounced dead by a local doc-
tor.

The body has been flown to New Providence,

around 11am on Monday near Fowl Cay, along with
a group of visiting Boy Scouts, when he indicated

where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the
cause of death.

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the Games that journalists would
be free to report.

However, journalists arriving
at the International Press Centre

in Beijing this week, in prepara-'

tion for the Games starting on
August 8, found some websites
have been blocked.
International Olympic Com-
mittee press commission chair-
man Kevan Gosper apologised in
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announced there will be limita-
tions on website access during the
Games. “I have also been advised
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some sensitive sites would be
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Bahamian journalists report-
ing on the Games, including Tri-
bune sports reporter Brent Stubbs
and photographer Tim Clarke,
will join more than 20,000 foreign

‘media personnel covering the —

Olympic Games on Monday.
Mr Stubbs was disappointed to
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Oded Balitty/AP Photo

PEOPLE saich a rehearsal of the Olympic opening ceremony from a
viewing tower at the Olympic Green in Beijing, Wednesday, July 30,
2008. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games open on August 8.

nalists already using the press and
broadcast centres in Beijing have
been unable to access some inter-
national news pages and sites
dealing with issues such as Tibet,
as well as Amnesty Internation-
al’s website, which had released a
report criticising China’ s human
rights record.

However, he hopes the situa-
tion will change when all of the
media are present and the Games
begin. He said: “Thousands of
journalists are not going to come
from various parts of the world
and not make sure that every-
thing is in the right perspective
to get the job done, so whatever it
takes there will be some reprieve
to make sure it is done.”

Tribune reporter Paul Turn-
quest, 25; was banned. from news

and information websites such as
the on-line encyclopaedia
Wikipedia when he went to China
to cover the Caribbean Econom-
ic Partnership Conference in Sep-
tember last year.

He was admitted to China only
as an “observer” with permission
to.report only on the conference.

He believes his computer was
being monitored while he was in
the country to ensure he adhered
to the rules, and hopes journalists
visiting China for the Games are
not subjected to the same restric-
tions. He said: “The journalists
covering the Olympics need to
feel that they are doing it in a free
environment so they are not
coaxed into writing in a certain
way, but that they can do their
job professionally.”

Alleged housebreaker in court

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A teenager accused of breaking
into several homes in the Garden
Hills area this month was
arraigned in Magistrate’s Court
yesterday.

Police have charged Montell

Heights resident 18-year-old:

O’Neil Holbert with housebreak-

ing as.well as stealing from,
* homes.

It is alleged that on Friday, July
4, olbertbroke into the home of
Christina Grey in Churchill Sub-
division.

It is furthePalleged that he
stole a portable. kv player val-
ued at $100.

Court dockets furthy allege
that Holbert broke into th pome

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on Saturday, July 12. There, it is
alleged, he stole a Motorola cel-
lular phone, a set of keys and a
black Mitsubishi Diamente
together valued at $7,910.

It is further alleged that on the
same day, he broke into the home
of Lavonda Miller at Churchill
Drive. It is alleged that he assault-,
ed Ms Miller on the same day and
broke into her home again on
July 6.

It is alleged that on Friday, July
11, Holbert broke into the home
of Anthone Deveaux at Frangi-
pani, Street Garden Hills. ~

It is also alleged that on Tues-
day, July 22, Holbert broke into
the home of Leroy Ramsey on
Tulip Avenue, Garden Hills.
There, it is alleged he stole a
Mn’s Seiko watch and a Motoro-



la cellular phone together valued
at $300. It is also alleged that on
July 22, Holbert broke into the
home of Clement Smith on Poppy
Avenue in Garden Hills.

There, it is alleged, he stole a
black four-door 2001 Nissan Sen-
tra, a laptop, a Timex watch, a
mountain bike and a Samsung
cellular phone altogether valued
at $7,780.

Holbert has also been charged
with receiving the Sentra, valued
at $6,500.

The accused, who appeared
before Magistrate Derrence Rolle
at Court Five in Bank Lane yes-
terday, pleaded not guilty to all
charges.

He was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison and his case has
been adjourned to September 29.

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16th century
graveyard
excavation
results to be
released today

RESULTS of the exca-
vation of a 16th century
graveyard will be
released by the Antiqui-
ties, Monuments and
Museums Corporation
today, it was announced.

In August, 2007
AMMC conducted a
ground penetrating radar
survey of the grave site
on East Bay Street across
from St Matthew's
Graveyard.

In July of this year,
officials ran an additional
two metre by two metre
test excavation unit on
the grassy area immedi-
ately north of East Bay
Street to examine the
remains of the seawall
and search for evidence
of the cemetery.

AMMC said the exca-
vation showed a dis-
turbed grave, revealed
18th and 19th century
ceramics, glass, metal
fragments and "the unex-
pected find of Lucayan
occupation".

The site was one of
ihree cemetery sections
associated with St
Matthew's Anglican
Church, AMMC said.

A POPULAR Family Island
festival was thrown into chaos
yesterday after BEC temporarily
cut off power to the public park
where it is being held over the
next five days.

Residents at Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera, reacted with fury when
BEC engineers turned off elec-
tricity, claiming the government

and festival organisers had not ©

paid bills for the site.

“It’s outrageous,” one source
told The Tribune, “people here
have invested thousands for stalls
at this festival. They could lose
their money and put the whole
event in jeopardy.”

“Tt’s something everyone looks
forward to,” said the source,
“This festival has been going on
for 19 years, but power at the
public park is essential for every-
thing to run properly.

“Tt seems the BEC people
came in and turned everything
off, which means we have no

lights and no plugs for things like
‘stoves and refrigerators.

“We were told that the gov-
ernment owes BEC money for
the site — but people here suspect
this is political, with PLP elements
in BEC trying to embarrass the
government.”

However, BEC general man-
ager Kevin Basden said festival
organisers were responsible for
payment of the electricity bill,
adding that the account is not a
government one. He said the

' power was shut off due to non-

payment.

Fewer armed
robberies this year
compared to 2007

ALTHOUGH ASP Clayton
Fernander of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force’s Armed Robberies
Unit is reporting fewer incidents
this year compared to 2007, he’s
still warning employers to be wary
of who they hire as there seems
to be a trend in employees con-
spiring-with culprits. 6 2 2

ASP Fernander revealed this
during the Kingdom Women In
Business Seminar where he pro-
vided several life-saving tips on
what to do during an armed rob-
bery.

He also shared some dramatic
video footage from a recent bank
robbery in which a bold unmasked
and gun-wielding bandit jumped
on top of a counter to make
demands.

During another part of his pre-
sentation, ASP Fernander showed
the women several types of guns
so that they would know what
kind of weapon is being used in a
crime.

“Despite the fact that these big
crimes are making the news, we
have experienced less armed rob-
beries than last year,” he said.
“Additionally, we are pleased to
note that most of the armed rob-
beries are either solved or being
solved. The public and police are
fed up with these individuals who
have no regard for life and don’t
want to gain money the legitimate
way. We are determined to take
down the minor crimes because
we are also noting that the petty
criminals graduate to the major
offences eventually.”

According to ASP Fernander,
employers must establish good
relationships with their employ-
ees to avoid disgruntled workers
attempting to “get back at them.”
He said it is essential for employ-
ers to get background checks and
go so far as to interview a candi-
date’s neighbours, to ensure he or
she does not associate with crimi-
nals.

nS

He said that in more and more ~

crimes, the culprits are connected



ASP CLAYTON FERNANDER: gives
tips on Protecting Your Business
nander is that “security officers
are more focused on customer ser-
vice than on securing the perime-
ter at all times”.

“T went into an institution the
other day and I was amazed that
one security officer played the role
of a doorman, customer service
representative and still went to the
back to answer my query,” said

ASP Fernander. “If you are hiring ©

a security officer please tell him
what his job entails. Find out if
they are trained by police officers
to read people’s appearance, recall
small details and if they don’t have
a weapon, make sure they can
ensure people act accordingly. Let
them know if you want them to
monitor suspicious vehicles in the

parking lot as well and keep a-

track of who is coming in and out
of your establishment.”

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Kevin Basden



“First off, it’s not a government
account -- it is an account by the
Hatchet Bay Festival Committee
and my understanding of it is, yes,
the power was cut off for non-
payment. The power is, in fact,
on now (yesterday), but it is an
issue relative to non-payment and
the corporation is presently taking
steps relative to accounts receiv-
able and persons who use elec-
tricity are required to pay for it,”
Mr Basden told The Tribune.

Hatchet Bay’s ‘Bay Festival’ or
‘BayFest’ usually attracts between

5,000 and 6,000 people over the.

August holiday weekend.

’The family occasion attracts
Bahamians from Nassau, thou-
sands of Family Islanders, and a

LOCAL NEWS

- BEC temporar
power to park for festival

large turnout of tourists.

MP for North, Eleuthera and
Speaker of the House Alvin
Smith argued that the power cut
was an act of "sabotage" and
questioned why officials on the
island chose to turn off power the
day before a community event.

"This is sabotage. The festival
begins tonight (Wednesday), so
they chose yesterday to turn off
the power."

He said local churches and
schools use the park throughout
the year well into the night and all
have contributed to the account.
Because of this, 'Bay Fest' organ-
isers should not have to absorb
the electricity costs of the public
site.

Festival chairman Peter Davis
said the whole community was
deeply upset because they relied
so heavily on the festival to raise
money for the coming year.

“It’s something everyone looks
forward to,” he added. “People
run stalls at the festival to fund
school fees, pay for vacations and
other things. “This park is not
used just by the festival. It is a
community park used by every-
one, including church groups.”

Mr Davis said BEC had
accused the festival committee of
non-payment of $1,200 from past
years. But he said no demand for
payment had ever been made.

Mr Basden refuted this claim,
saying BEC made requests to
redeem payments from the
account holders, adding there was
no ill-intent involved in BEC try-

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The darker side of the Caribbean

THIS WEEK BBC World Service has been

_ exploring the “darker side of life in the

- Caribbean and in particular the epidemic of

kidnappings, gun crime and murder that has

swept through a number of what appear to be
on the surface idyllic, sun-kissed islands,”

The BBC dealt with the problems of Haiti

_+ political instability and lack of a police
force — and the drug trade of Jamaica.

On Tuesday the spotlight was on Trinidad
and Tobago, a Caribbean nation quite dif-
ferent from either Jamaica or Haiti. Trinidad
and Tobago’s economy — unlike the other
two islands — is bolstered by the oil industry.
As a consequence unemployment has fallen
to-five per cent over the past decade, but the
murder rate Has soared.

The BBC presenter read some of the dis- .

turbing héadlines, describing execution-style
-Killings, cultivation of marijuana fields and
gang shootings.
_ A police officer of 41 years standing with
thé Trinidad atid Tobago police force, blamed
imuch of the two islands’ problems on drugs
_ and the islands’ geographic location, which
hag positiofed them on the periphery of Latin
- America: Like the Bahamas, the location of
the two Ts makes them ideal for transship-
ping drugs north to the United States. Drugs,
he gaid, “bring guns.” Out of the drug culture

is bOrn gangs and gang rivalry, which ‘result i in

turfiwars.

“The problem has created a brain drain |

froth the islands. It is reported that four out of
every five university graduates leave Trinidad
i and ‘Tobago to séek opportunities abroad.
. 1 The BBC interviewed a Trinidadian busi-
Hees mani who left the islands about eight

"years ago. Last year he returned to an island:

home that was recording about two murders
a day. Kidnapping is also a major problem.
The businessman admitted that for the
’ first time he was frightened in his own coun-
try.
He realised that Trinidad had changed
when he found himself looking over his shoul-

“fe der, féarful that he was being followed.

Sir Ronald Sanders, broadcaster, diplo-
ntat, and businessman, who writes a weekly
column in both The Tribune and The Nassau

- Guardian, told the BBC that as a Caribbean
pérson it ‘would be difficult for him not to
be optimistic about his own region, particu-
larly as he is a product of it, but did not see
how the region could solve its problems
alone.

“We have the tzlent,” he said, “we have the
creativity — we need outside help and if out-
side help.comes from the Eur»pean Union,
the United States, the OEC — ‘he Caribbean
can survive.”

Sir Ronald — son-in-law ov Sir Shridath
“Sonny” Rampha’, the popular former Com-
monwealth Secre ary — recognised t that the
entire Caribbean area is in crisis — “a crisis
that has been looming for some time.”

He said that many of the islands were
among the highest indebted countries in the
world, in addition to which they were losing
their trade preferences in the European
Union market fo: their bananas and sugar.
This, he said, has t.ad an impact on the islands
and the opportuitity for pecple to work,
resulting in growir-g unemployment and high-
er pockets of poverty developing through-
out the region.

Sir Ronald agrees that drug trafficking is
the principal cause of the Caribbean’s crime.

The Caribbean. he said, sits squarely in the
middle of South America’s drug producing
countries and the North American market.
“So it’s a transit point — not produced in
the Caribbean, but transmitted through the
Caribbean.”

“Unfortunately,” he said, “Haiti is one of
the countries th-ough whicl it goes and
Jamaica is another. But almost all of the
Caribbean countries are porous in this way
and the drug traffickers have brought crime to
the region because they are recruiting people

‘within the countries, who then become their
foot soldiers, their turf wars and much of the
killing that has been going on has been with-
in the turf wars that have happened.”

Asked how far the islands share the same
problems or how far they ar2 unique, Sir
Ronald said that zenerally drug trafficking,
poor trade, money that could be earned from
exports is now b:ginning to diminish and
even tourism, the one bright spot that sus-
tained many island economies. is now being
affected by the U3 recession, and the reces-
sion that is starting in the UK. Also the high
price of oil has “hada huge impact because it
has pushed air fares up.’

There has been a cumulative effect, said
Sir Ronald, crime hasn’t suddenly happened.
Sir Ronald is convinced that no one country
can handle this arymore — particularly the
infiltration of druzs and guns.

“Lam convince,” he said, “ hat there has
to be a PanCaribbean approach to security.”









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Barak Obama of Illinois hook
line and sinker. —

Senator Obama is without
any doubt the most left-wing

liberal US Senator for some--

time to sit in the US Congress.

_The Americans might not
as yet, note “as yet” seen
through his mirage but many
of my friends have for along
time.

He reminds me of a cereal
manufacturer or a food store
that tries and tries so hard to
be the most popular product
or store and change their mar-
keting to suit the times.

Flim flam and
flam....Flip flop flip flop!

If ex-Senator Galanis does
not see that if Senator Oba-
ma is elected as the next US
President those who have
assets, money and wealth are
going to be his centre of taxing
then Mr Galanis would be
unable to see an object a foot
across in the waters of Exu-
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President all financial services
centres will be attacked again
— Obama has adopted what is
classified as pure European
Socialism and not Democratic
Socialism and when coupled
with an America led by a dis-
ciple of this socialism as well
as Europe being enthralled in
it just where will wealth find a
safe port?

It could be The Bahamas
but the Senator, Obama, who
Mr Galanis seems to support,
is already intent with the

Senior Senator Levin to close -

us down and every other
Financial Centre. There is leg-
islation tabled in the US Con-
gress.

If Obama is elected US
President don’t expect a new
President John F Kennedy
who for those who were

around during those times saw

leadership and strength in
JFK’s policies only to be
snuffed out by that assassin

bullet then we prayed that
Bobby Kennedy would rise
and bring some rational gov-

-ernance but again others did

not want that and he was
assassinated.

Barak Obama is no John F
Kennedy or Bobby Kennedy
and I suspect what is today a
close contest will widen as we
get closer and the current out-
side John McCain will be
elected the next US President
and our Financial Services will
be saved and an improved US
economy will follow. If you
think through the recent state-
ments of Rev Jesse Jackson ii
seems even the Afro-Ameri-
can community is now ques-
tioning Obama’s policies...
.that was no slip of a tongue of
Rev Jackson that was on pur-
pose.

Obama wants to tax the hell
out of everyone with money
— what does our Tourism rely
on? People with money and -
wealth —Mr Galanis you have
it all wrong.

ABRAHAM MOSS
. Nassau,
July 22, 2008.

Domestic violence must be taken more seriously

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ACCORDING to the radio
news the death of my friend
Bloneva Bethel was the “result
of a domestic dispute.” Could it
rather have been calied “an
unnecessary death due to the
failure of the police to respond
to a serious call for help in a
timely manner?”

The term “domestic dispute”
seems to make the death of this
poor, mutilated woman excus-
able, acceptable or something
like it.

Policemen I know have even
admitted to me that they don’t
take domestic disputes serious-
ly cause it is “private business”
or “usually gets sorted out.”

Well I am sorry for all the
false alarms and wolf criers, but
I can assure you that when I
phoned the police for help
many years ago when my (now

‘ ex) husband was ranting and
raving and throwing things at_

me and threatening me, that
when the police woman on the
phone said, “Well we cannot




come right now, but let us pray
together”, that I then had to run
from my own house and seek
help from my neighbours.

Luckily I am not Bloneva
Bethel — just the result of'a
domestic disturbance.

We could greatly reduce the
death rate of this country if we

took domestic violence serious-
ly. We could have saved soa
many women, mothers, daugh-
ters and sisters and soft ball
players — what will it take?

NO NAME
Nassau,
July, 2008.

We should all rejoice at the

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that Mr Mosley had participated in a Nazi styled orgy. Judgment
was given to Mr Mosley with damages.

Has this finally closed the door to tabloids and newspapers pub-
lishing salacious lies about usually public persons?

Certainly the judgment with a reasonable amount of costs of
approximately $120,000 will now put some weight finally to cause
those so libeled to take court action more often — Joe public is
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Rotaract Club
invites public

to bring school
supplies for
Adelaide Primary

THE ROTARACT
Club of South East Nas-
sau Centennial is inviting
members of the public to
bring books and school
supplies for Adelaide Pri-
mary Schoo! this Satur-
day.

People with books that
would be appropriate for
children between grade
one and grade six are
encouraged to come
to the Mall at Marathon
between 10am and’
2pm.

“Every child deserves
to excel,” said the club’s
president, Daniele
Hanek.

She said that the club
chose to help Adelaide
Primary because they
“a small school where
we could make a differ-
ence and help as
many students as possi-
ble.” 7

“Education is impor-
tant and requires a lot-of
resources to allow
students to have the envi-
ronment that promotes
learning,” said Ms
Hanek.

According to the club,
the school has 150 pupils
and is trying to establish
a library.

The school’s principal
said that the school
would therefore love to
receive extra books,

along with school clothes, °

shoes and anything that
would facilitate field trips
or careers days.

Those who would like
to help out by volunteer-
ing their time this week-
end are asked to email
rotaract.senc@gmail.com.

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oIn brief Claim govt emp

A LAWYER is calling for
action against a government
employee who is allegedly caus-
ing a “bottleneck” in the pro-
cessing of applications for prop-
erty tax and duty exemptions.

Lloyd C Johnson 111, who
practises in Governor’s Harbour,
Eleuthera, said “major prob-
lems” have developed which
have caused long delays in secur-
ing duty exemptions for historic
refurbishment projects.

He told The Tribune of prob-
lems arising over an application



@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

TWO men charged in last week’s seizure of $1.7
million worth of marijuana were back in court yes-

terday for a bail hearing.

A third man charged in connection with the drug
seizure is expected to be arraigned in court today.

Anthony Gibson, 32, and Marklyn Gibson, 31,
both of Village Road, were arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel at Court Eight in Bank Lane,
last Wednesday, charged with possession of dan-
gerous drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to
possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply,
importation of dangerous drugs, and conspiracy to

import dangerous drugs.

According to court dockets, the offenses were

committed on July 21.

he submitted on behalf of a
client, an investment banker
from New York.

“There appears to be a serious
bottleneck due to the actions of
an employee,” he added, claim-
ing the board which should hear
such applications rarely meets.

“Following my initial applica-
tion and approximately 24 unre-
turned calls to the relevant
agency, I was forced to write to
to the Financial Secretary,
Ehurd Cunningham, about the
delays.

EM Rim CLE UE I TED Cet PI

“My client, meanwhile, hav-
ing gutted his premises and
engaged a contractor, was forced
to commence the restoration
without the benefit of the
exemption promised. Mean-
while, nothing has happened in
the interim.”

Mr Johnson said he had now
received a call from a civil ser-
vant saying her boss was pre-
pared to grant the exemption,
but not a full exemption, since
duty still had to be paid.

This duty could then be

Both men have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The men are alleged to have been found in pos-
session of 733 pounds of marijuana.
The discovery was reportedly made near Stuart’s

Cove by officers from the Lyford Cay Police

Station.

nature.

documents.

17, 2008.

Inspector Ercell Dorsette objected to Gibson
being granted bail, citing that he has another matter
pending before the courts, although not of a similar

In exercising the court’s discretion however, Mag-
istrate Bethel granted both Gibson and Smith bail in
the sum of $100,000 with two sureties.

The men were ordered to surrender their travel

The case has been adjourned to February 16 and

Controversial topics under
discussion in ‘Off Air TV’ DVD

@ By LISA LAWLOR

CONTROVERSIAL topics
such as child disciplinary methods,
wearing a uniform outside of
school and sex before marriage are

. discussed in the latest “Off Air
~TV" DVD to be released.

In volume five of the series, host
Frank Penn discusses with educa-
tors Henry O'Brien, Mary Cooper
and Donald McCartney the topic:
"Discipline: Where do you draw
the line?"

The unanimous ‘decision was
that Bahamians have been influ-
enced too much by American ideas
of punishment.

Mrs Cooper noted that Ameri-
cans “have failed miserably in child
rearing. They are not a good mod-
el to follow".

Mr O'Brien said the effects of
old methods of corporal punish-
ment may be seen later in the
child's life, and can produce "psy-
chologically scarred" adults.

The current state of the arts in
the Bahamas was also discussed
by Mr Penn, who interviewed Dr
Nicolette Bethel, the director of
culture.

Dr Bethel said the cultural arts
are underfunded, and she doesn't
understand why — because in her
eyes, "tourism and performing arts
are supposed to be married".

To sell the Bahamian,culture,
to. go above just "sand and sea"
attractions, we must invest in cul-
tural affairs like music, dance, dra-
ma, visual arts and junkanoo, she
said. —

The most controversial section
of the video is perhaps the second
menu item "What do you think?"
with Mr Penn talking to Clement
Penn — who explains how the main
problem in the Bahamas is that
women who have children with
other people’s husbands no longer
respect the father of their children.
This, he said, teaches the children
to disrespect their father as well.

"Nowadays the women have
children for themselves,"
Penn said, "and too much women
have children".

Other features on the DVD
include the "We Funk Band"
music video "Where ya gonna go
next year?" which takes the view-

er through beautiful attractions in,

Grand Bahama including the birds,

Clement ©





FRANK PENN interviewed Dr Nicolette
Bethel (above), the director of culture,
about the state of arts in the country.

resorts and beaches.

Also featured are negative food
distribution practices in the
Bahamas and the successful stu-
dent basketball player Anthan

Bootle — who was awarded a full .

high school scholarship in Texas.

reclaimed from Bahamas Cus-
toms, as they had inadvertently
deleted the historic exemption
from recently enacted legisla-
tion.

“So, until it is restored, all list-

ed property applications must
pay duty, and claim a refund,”
said Mr Johnson, “This, by the
way, some 17 months after the
initial application.”

Eventually, Mr Johnson was
assured that a final decision
would be made by a represen-
tative of the antiquities commit-
tee and the Ministry of Finance.

“It would seem that after all
the publicity concerning the
advantages of the proposed leg-

loyee causing applications ‘bottleneck’

islation to assist persons in reha-
bilitating historic buildings,
including the much-publicised
revamp of Bay Street, the same
is, in fact, poorly operated and
with no follow-up whatsoever,”
he said.

Mr Johnson said he was sure
his firm was not the only one
frustrated in “this Kafkaesque
nightmare”.

The two-storey property sub-
ject to the exemption applica-
tion is in Dunmore Town, Har-
bour Island.

Mr Johnson said his client
wished to restore the building
in keeping with other historic
buildings in the area.

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Government refers Morton Salt
dispute to Industrial Tribunal

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

WORKERS at Morton Salt yesterday
expressed extreme disappointment with gov-
ernment’s decision to refer the matter of
their dispute with management to the Indus-
trial Tribunal.

The Ministry of Labour, in a statement
yesterday, announced that it is referring the

continuing dispute between union members |

and the management at Morton Salt over
the firing of a union executive in Inagua to
the Industrial Tribunal.

However, members of the Bahamas
Industrial, Manufacturers and Allied Work-
ers Union (BIMAWU) yesterday evening
were not happy with this decision, fearing
that it would just prolong the matter.

Earlier this month, unionised workers at
Morton Salt voted to strike over the dis-
missal of the company’s former master elec-
trician, Ken Rolle.

Mr Rolle, who is also an executive of the
Bahamas Industrial, Manufacturers and

Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), was
terminated in May after working for the
company for more than 30 years.

Secretary general of the BIMAWU Jen-
nifer Brown told The Tribune yesterday that
this move to the Industrial Tribunal was the
last thing the union wanted and will only
result in Mr Rolle being left without
employment for a longer period of time.

“This is not good, this is going to take a
long time. What is he (Mr Rolle) going to do
in the meantime?” she asked.

Dismissal

Ms Brown said in an earlier interview
with The Tribune that, since his dismissal in
May, Mr Rolle, who is married with three
children, is struggling to pay-his bills.

Union members had hoped that the meet-
ing with the Ministry of Labour last week

. would result in Mr Rolle being reinstated.

However, this was not the case and the
union said last week that some sort of indus-
trial action is “imminent.”

Mr Rolle is accused of reconnecting the
power supply to an elderly resident with-
out management permission after a discon-

nection exercise by the company, accord-

ing to the union.

He was terminated in May by Morton
Salt, which also supplies electricity to the
island.

Ms Brown speculated that pride may be
the issue for the company in taking the posi-
tion not to reinstate Mr Rolle after termi-
nating him.

Morton Salt management, however, has
stated that Mr Rolle was dismissed for vio-
lating policies laid down by the company
and for violating his contract of employ-
ment.

Earlier this month it emerged that Morton
Salt Bahamas had been sold as a part of a
multi-billion dollar takeover of its parent com-
pany Rohm and Haas, which was completed
by the Dow Chemical Company.

Morton Salt employs more than 60 per cent
of Inagua’s population, and it is unknown at
this time whether staff will be affected once
the sale is finalised by the end of the year.

New Abaco solid waste disposal facility to serve as test model

A NEW solid waste disposal facility on Aba-
co aims to bring relief to residents of Central
Pines, with Local Government oversight of
the project to serve as a test model for poten-
tial landfill management on other Family
Islands.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Environ-
ment Minister Earl Deveaux and officials. of
the Department of Environmental Health:Ser-
vices (DEHS) travelled to Abaco on Tuesday
to tour the new facility at Snake Cay and the
existing facility near Central Pines, which has
been a source of concern for residents both-
ered by both the condition of landfill and the
burning that takes place there.

The Central Abaco Local Government Dis-
trict Council has now been given responsibili-
ty for the site.

During a meeting with the council following .

the site tours, Prime Minister Ingraham said:
“We have chosen the Marsh Harbour Cen-
tral Abaco District as a test case to operate and
manage the new solid waste disposal site which
has been constructed by the central govern-
ment.”

Mr Ingraham pointed out that the current

dumpsite is a hazard and unacceptable, and .

that the government would like it to be closed
in the shortest possible time and the solid
waste already there to be transferred to the site
near Snake Cay.

“The Department of Environmental Health
Services,” Mr Ingraham added, “has moved to
an advanced stage in firstly, developing the
site and secondly, in putting out to tender a
contract for the operation and management of
the site.

“Tt was during the course of considering the







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20 years, the site can hold over 700 tonnes of solid biodegradable waste.

tender result, that the government decided it
may be a good idea to let the District of Cen-
tral Abaco have responsibility for the site,
transfer them the funding and see the extent.to
which they are able to-manage it effectively
and efficiently. ;

“Tf they are able to do so, then we can do a
similar exercise with other islands in the
Bahamas.”

DEHS will, according to the prime aces
will send an officer to Abaco to ensure that the
site is being managed according to govern-
ment,requirements.

19

The value of the contract for the operation
and management of the site is just over
$500,000.

Mr Deveaux encouraged District Council
members to see io it that waste at the new

‘site is handled in a sustainable manner, and

advised them to look into the possibility of
mulching and other recycling options to cut
down on the accumulation of bulk waste.
Regarding the current dumpsite, DEHS
deputy director Thomasina Wilson explained
that heavy metals and substances that couid
impact the water table will be removed.

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LIST OF ABOUT 190 NAMES POSTED OUTSIDE ON DOOR RAT UNION HALL

Former Royal Oasis workers receive
final redundancy payments from govt

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



FREEPORT - The former
workers of Royal Oasis
received their final redundan-
cy payments from the govern-
ment yesterday at the Bahamas
Public Services Union Hall in
Freeport.

A list of about 190 names was
posted outside on the door at
the entrance of the building on
West Atlantic Drive, where
cheque payments were made
between 8am and 5pm.

Dorothy Godet, deputy direc-
tor of the Labour Department,
said payments were made to
three categories of workers —
minimum wage employees,
. temporary workers, and super-
visors/managers — who did not
receive their full and proper
entitlements during the last pay-
out in 2007.

In December, 2007, the FNM
government made a substantial
payout to former workers, how-
ever, many of them were not
satisfied.

Mrs Godet said that labour
officials met and interviewed
those workers in an effort to
resolve the discrepancies.

She said a list was compiled
and reviewed by the govern-
ment.

“We had a lot of employees
who came in to complain that
they were either paid as line
staffers when they were eurer
visors or managers.

“And then, there were those
who were not paid the mini-

mum wage when their industri- °

al agreement expired,” she
explained.

She said that there were also
some temporary workers who
complained of receiving noth-
ing, even though they had
worked seven or eight years full

time at the resort.



“We had a lot of
employees who
came in to
complain that
they were either
paid as line
staffers when
they were
supervisors or
managers. And
then there were
those who were
not paid the
minimum wage
when their
industrial agree-

ment expired.”
EES EEE

Dorothy Godet

A bill was recently approved
in parliament to allow for the
government to obtain the
remaining money to complete
the compensation packages for

the workers.

In 2004, when Royal Oasis
Resort closed due to extensive
hurricane damage, some 1,500
workers were laid off without

pay. ;
The Driftwood Group, resort _

owners at time, owed millions in
redundancy payments to the
displaced workers.

After persistent agitation by
workers, the government decid-

-ed to pay the monies owed to

them.

In 2005, the PLP government
paid out $5 million to the work-
ers. At that time, more than half
of the workers with claims
amounting to under $11,000

Water company launches
month-long promotion to.
raise breast cancer awareness

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

kherig@tribunemedia.net

CONCERNED ‘about the

large number of breast cancer
sufferers in the Bahamas, a local
water company has decided to
increase awareness of the dis-
ease and raise money for the
Cancer Society of the Bahamas
through a special month-long
promotion. ;
Nautilus Water has
announced that it will be pro-
ducing its 120z and 1.5 litre bot-
tles in pink plastic, with labels
showing the pink breast cancer
ribbon looped around the com-
pany logo.
_ Through the sale of the pink
bottles, which will be available
from October 1 to October 30,

the water company hopes to ©

raise $28,000 for the Cancer
Society.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Nautilus’ marketing
manager Suzannah Eneas
explained that the company is
donating five cents from the sale

of every 120z bottle and 10 .

cents from the sale of every 1.5
litre bottle to the Cancer Soci-
ety.

“Everyone is becoming more
aware of breast cancer, there is
more press about it. I think peo-
ple are realising what a huge
effect its having.

“It’s impacting so many fam-
ilies, not just women, it’s
impacting on fathers, brothers,
sons. So everybody, the whole
community is being affected.
And in the Bahamas it seems
we have an extremely high
number of incidents, which is
very worrying,” she said.

The production of the pink
bottles, she said, is a huge com-
mitment and will cost Nautilus
$70,000 for the purchase and
import of pink plastic pre-forms,
new caps and new labels.

Mrs Eneas added that this
means Nautilus will have to
slightly increase their case
prices, but hopefully by no more
than 60 cents.

‘‘We’re hoping that customers
will make that commitment to
pay a little more for a good
cause. If it is successful, we want
to make it an annual event.
We’re a young company, this is
our first big promotion, we have
chosen breast cancer because
incidents of disease are a real

concern for Bahamians. If it
works out well, we will do it big-
ger and better every year, ” she
said.

Mrs Eneas explained that

because Nautilus is the only ©

water company in the Bahamas
to produce all of its own bot-
tles, it is able to carry out a pro-
motion campaign like this.
“We haven’t seen anyone else

doing that, not even in the |

States; really picking that colour
and running with it.

“It’s going to be a very exclu-
sive promotion. Its going to
stand out on the shelves, its

going to be really easy to find,” —

she said.

Mrs Eneas said that Nautilus
hopes to partner with more
local support groups and organ-
isations in the future.

“We are working closely with
the Cancer Society and we are
hoping to develop relationships
with the Sister-to-Sister support

_ group and with US Ambassador

Ned Siegel’s wife (Stephanie),
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were paid in full. Those enti-
tled to more $11,000, received
50 per cent of their payouts.

In December, 2007, the FNM
government presented a bill to

By EWURABENA APPIAH

For the past eight years
’ Mediterranean Shipping
Company, one of the world’s
leading global shipping lines,
has called The Baharms home
and over time has tanformed the
way that thousands of companies
throughout the country do
' business. MSC Baharms 1s a
subsidiary of Mediterranean
Shipping Company SA. 4
privately owned company
which has its roots in Geneva
Switzerland and as of Iune 2008
has been operating 393 container
vessels with an intake capacity
of overa million TEUs (Twenty
Equivalent Unit) a year.
When MSC Bahamas began
its services in 2001, they began
with a staff of only 3, offering

Freeport Container Port with an
annual volume of less than 700
thousand shipments. General
Manager of MSC Bahamas,
Manuel Ruiz, can personally
attest to the tremendous growth
of the Baharmin company.
“Nowadays” he says, “we have
14 services through Freeport
with a volume of over 1.4 million
movesa year"using the Freeport
Container Port as the major hub
of operation.

In the most recent years
Mediterranean Shipping
Company has also begun
shipping to several new regions
as well. “We have opened new
connections from Freeport to the
Caribbean, and Central America”
Ruiz says ‘earlier this year we
officially opened our Nassau
offices, giving us but especially
Rahamians greater access to over
270 port destinations. This means
they have greater buying power
with greater access to cheaper
markets,” Ruiz noted, ‘plus
consolidating the shipping means
less cost for buyers. ”

Ruiz credits the suecess of
the company to the expansion of
globalization around the world,
‘the idea is that you can reach
mote ports with less vesvels, and
decrease the traffic time to rmny

most economic way to transfer
goods is through ocean transfer
and because of that, MSC has
facilitated growth averaging 30%
annually world vide.”

The successof Mediterranean
Shipping Company has also
translated into success for the
Freeport Container Port which is
one of Grand Bahama’s largest
employers. “The tremendous
growth Mediterranean Shipping
Company has had in the past few
yearshasmore than augmented the

six service options through the -

destinations. ” He added that “the -

parliament for the appropria-
tion of $4 million for final pay-
ments, but that amount was
insufficient, and another bill was
presented to parliament.

The Royal Oasis has now
been sold for $33 million to the
Harcourt Group, which plans
to refurbish and re-open the
resort.





MSC NASSAU ROUTE LOOKING TO EXPAND Pictured atArawak
Cay is the MSC Bahamas, which sails twice a week to Nassau from
Port Everglades, Florida on Monday's and Thursday's. MC Baha-
‘mas began its senrices in Grand Baharna in 2001 and expand to Nas-

sau in late 200%.

MSC's international presence inthe shipping market

means Nassau retailers can ricw connect with over 270 ports world
wide under one Bill of Lading, saving consumers much needed trans-

Shipment costs.

WSC is looking inte expanding its current route to

three times aweek and has already begun increasing its Nassau staff

to accornmodate this need,

outputofeontainers atthe Freeport.
Container Fort says Ruiz. The
container port directly employs
approximately 860 persons and
indirectly the number. is about
200 persons, “he says, “while not
their only chent Mediterranean
EE See

“Our new port
expansion into
Nassau gives us
a direct service
to Nassau from
South Florida
twice a week,”
‘said Alex Paine,
MSC Nassau
Manager, “due
to our expanding
requirements we
are looking into
expanding — this
service -to three

times a week!"

STE ea
Shipping Cornpany is one of the
companys biggest clients and
therefore one of Grand Rahama’s
largest contnbutors. ”

Due to the companies
continued suecess in Grand
Bahatra and the demand of
the Nassau cormpanies for their
service, MSC Geneva opted to
expand to Nassau in late 2007,
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Nassau gives us a direct se
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in their shipping needs and at the
end of the day none shipping
rates.”

Paine noted that since their

official opening in January wath

the Prirne Minster and a tra jonty

_ ofhis Cabineton the MSC Lirica,

one of the company’s cmise ships,
business has steadily increased.
‘T think having a major camer
calling directly to the Nassau
market has caused an increase in
competition among the shipping
lines ”commented Paine, “which
should stimulate better customer
service and rates for all —a win,
win for consumers.” We have
seen this increase translate into .
rapid growth for us and our
skeleton staff of 3 has increased
to nine atthe end of Iuly2008.
MSC has not only had great
business success over the past
several years buthas joined thelist
of corporate sponsors donating to
keycauses throu choutthecountry,
“We contribute every year to the
Grand Bahama Children’s Home
and we contribute through Rotary
to several other charities as well.
We're not doing it to get our
names in the paper, but because
theyre needed, "says Ruiz. “At

_ the end of the day, we are part

of the community "he says “the
community is builtand developed
by the people that live in it, so itis
vitally important to us to continue
to contribute both froma business
and a philanthropic standpoint ”
Withiallsthis insmuind “Ruiz

ee

we have been etnbraced by The ©
Bahamas and we look forsard to
our continued growth here. When
Icame herin 2001 we had3 staff,
now we have fifty tao with a |
growing need for more, I think
you can safely say we are here to
stay!”



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Nassau Guardian-June 17, 08)
that means that these children —
and so many of them — have
bonded with their peers and not
their parents. The question is
why?

Children bond with significant
others. Significant others are
those who spend the most time
with them and impact them the
most. Usually these persons are
dad, mom, and siblings. Young
people who are being impacted
by peers will consider them to be
more important than any one
else. Some distraught parents will
unequivocally state that their chil-

dren prefer their peers over them. -
To make matters worse, men ©
are increasingly deserting their -

wives and children, and 57 per
cent of live births in 2005 in the
Bahamas were to single women,
according to the Department of
Statistics. Many children lack
basic literacy and numeracy skills,
and young males are murdering
one another at an astounding
rate.

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every day. Certainly economic
realities, as well as other factors
have assaulted family cohesion
like never before, yet parents
must grab a hold of what’s impor-
tant, or sadly this dire situation
will continue to escalate.

To top this off, fatigue and
stress at work leave some par-
ents drained and unable to spend
significant time with their little
ones, for proper bonding to take
place. These harried parents,
some of whom, barely make
enough money to get by, try des-
perately to keep their families

afloat while ironically their chil- '

dren slip away from them,
because their frantic schedules
hinder family time. Other par-
ents would agree that they’ve
hung their baskets too high. In
addition, some would say how
much they. struggle with guilt
because they know that they’re
not spending enough time. with
their children. Sadly several
would confess that their precious
little ones are bonding with the
caregivers more than they would
like. Reluctantly, a few would
admit that they have less and less
time to train their youngsters, and
therefore overlook key charac-
ter flaws that need attention.
Along with that, certain “friends”
at school and in the neighbour-
hood exert their negative influ-
ences, and before long children
are hardened in wrong thought
and behaviour patterns.

Some parents are shocked to



“Fatigue and
stress at work
leave some
parents drained
and unable to
spend significant
time with their
little ones, for

_ proper bonding

to take place.”



find out that their daughters
and/or sons are using drugs, sex-
ually active, viewing pornogra-

phy or chatting with strangers on

the Internet. Clandestinely, some
have joined gangs and often face
fear and betrayal; so how can
they learn anything in school?
They embrace gangs to find love
and acceptance, because mom-
my and daddy aren’t there, but
soon discover that they’re in over
their heads. Busy parents will
miss vital warning signs to indi-
cate that their children are going

_ astray. The CEO of a company

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by him as a youngster. He was
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music. Clearly, wise parents must
make eyery effort to monitor
their children’s education, friends,
and activities closely, or risk los-
ing them.

A child is a precious addition
to a family and to planet earth, to
impact the world, we know not
how, to fashion inventions, we
know not of, to make an unique
contribution that can change the
world forever. We must fight
against the tragedies of abortion.
infanticide, child endangerment,
neglect and abuse in any form.
Parents who do not train their
children are by default endan-
gering them and others.

Child training is awfully impor-
tant because parents leave their
footprints not only on the sand of
the generation they impact direct-
ly, but also on generations that
follow—for the bad or the good.

- Weare in dire need of sober par-

ents who care deeply about the
future—their children, and
indeed, their children’s children
and so on.

A parent’s first responsibility is
to his/her family. How can a
man/woman who has untrained
children manage God’s children?
(in the case of Christian leaders-
1 Timothy 3:1-12). This is very
important because an untrained
child can turn out to be a soci-
etal menace, who wreaks havoc
on innocents. Our soaring crime
rate is a glaring example of this.
Parents who are too busy for
their children sometimes end up
using the money they’ve accu-
mulated to pay lawyers to repre-
sent them when they get into
trouble. Others mourn their off-
spring’s early demise because of
poor decisions. If the parent is
misguided, then the extended

‘ family, the church or the relevant
social institutions must step in
and provide the training and
guidance needed for that child.
Delinquent parents must be
made accountable. Parenting
classes should be made manda-
tory in appropriate cases, as well
as restitution, in the situations
where children of misguided or
negligent parents commit crimes.

The family is the basic foun-

~dational.unit of societyn. the family goes awry, so does the
nation. The parenting tips are
humbly provided to stir us up and
motivate us to invest more time
in our children. Some parents are
doing a fantastic job with their
youngsters, but many heed advice
and assistance. Too many par-
ents are just plain old delinquent
and must change their course
with urgency. Certainly, much is
at stake.

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This is a pittance
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RETIRED teachers in Nas-
sau are struggling to make ends
meet as fuel and food prices rise
dramatically, it was claimed yes-
terday.

Some are surviving on less
than $1,000 a month, with oth-
ers on pensions as low as $700 a
month.

“This is not a pension, it’s a
pittance,” said retired teacher
Charles Moxey, who says he still
needs to find work at the age
of 67 to supplement inadequate
state pension provision.

“I’m still hopeful of getting
work, but some people consider
people of my age too old to take
on. Over the last year, the rise
in fuel and food bills has been
noticeable and it’s adding to the
hardship.”

Mr Moxey believes ex-teach-
ers are particularly hard-hit
because they have placed too
much emphasis on becoming
well-educated - and educating
their own children - to amass
money during their careers.

“Teachers were never the
best-paid and they have always
placed great store by their aca-
demic qualifications.

‘They also tend to spend a lot

of money on their children’s’

education.

“Unfortunately, you can’t
take intelligence to the bank,
and many are now relying on
state pensions or their family’s
support to get by.”

Mr Moxey, who spent most
of his career in state schools but
also worked in private educa-
tion, added: “I get a $700 a
month pension, so I need some
form of income to supplement
that.

“T am still looking for useful
employment and I will be 68 in
August.”

Increased pension for retired
educators is an issue union offi-






cials will address, Bahamas
Union of Teachers (BUT) sec-
retary general Stephen McPhee
told The Tribune yesterday.

“Our pension is set with the
same general orders as civil ser-
vants so for quite some time I
know a number of educators
have been saying the amount
we get as it relates to pensions
needs to be revised and looked
at.”

However, because BUT’s for-
mer executive team entered
into a collective bargaining
agreement, where the pension
scheme for teachers was
revised, the union cannot not
request another revision until
2010.

Meanwhile, union officials
are meeting with financial plan-
ners to discuss setting up an
independent retirement fund
that would supplement the pen-
sion provided by government.
Surveys will be distributed to
teachers in September to gauge
their feedback on the propos-
al, he said.

“It is an issue that we intend
to look at and discuss with the
government.

“However, we are looking
from our end as a union what it
is that we can do for our mem-
bers. ,

“We’ve been having a series
of meetings with different finan-



cial firms in order to set up a
(separate) pension or retire-
ment fund — some sort of finan-
cial assistance.

“But before we make any
moves or say anything we first
have to get feedback from our
members.”

Unfortunately, teachers who
have already reached retire-
ment age will not benefit from
any future pension increases,
said Mr McPhee. ~

But union officials are
encouraging members to be
financially prudent and set aside
funds for their golden years.

“When we sign on as civil ser-
vants, we’re aware of the pen-
sion the government offers. For
some time now we’ve believed
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US experts to give talk on oil prices, tax havens

IN THE spirit of encouraging independent think-
ing, The Nassau Institute has arranged for two experts
front the United States to come to the Bahamas to talk
about oil prices and the benefits of tax havens.

In September and November, Rob Murphy, an econ-
omist with the Institute for Energy Research and author
of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism”
(2007) and Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Wash-
ington, DC, based CATO-institute, will visit Nassau.

Mr Murphy will speak on “Record Oil Prices: Their
Causes and Cures” on September 11, while on Novem-
ber 6 Mr Mitchell will give a talk entitled “Tax Havens
are a blessing.”

Nassau Institute president Joan Thompson said: “We
are very fortunate that they are willing to come here and
speak and share their knowledge with Bahamians and
our supporters and to bring value to the country, inde-
pendent value.”

Institute vice-president Rick Lowe said that by bring-
ing the two speakers to Nassau, the think-tank — which
has around 150 members but which invites all members
of the public to attend its events — hopes to “influence
public policy.”

Mr Murphy “brings a lot to the table in relation to
energy” at a time of debate about what should be done
in the face of rising oil prices, said Mr Lowe.

“Instead of scaremongering about prices, he can talk
reasonably about what causes it and what doesn’t cause

it and hopefully some prospects for the future.”

Mrs Thompson added: “To understand this won't :
relieve the pain but at least we will make some sense of i
it, if there is any comfort in that; for some there may be.”

Meanwhile, Mr Mitchell will arrive in the country :
just after the US election - which some say might have :
a far-reaching impact on the Bahamas, changing the :
way the US views the Bahamas in light of its tax haven :

status.

Mrs Thompson said: “Dan Mitchell came here before,

in 2000, when they were going to put through all these i
bills which changed our banking system here in a }
tremendously significant way. Dan spoke then, saying :
that tax havens are in fact an asset to the world because :

they make tax competition possible.”

She added: “Our hope is that he will put to bed the :
myth that somehow or other tax avoidance, which politi-
cians try to take as something wrong, is bad. So that’s the :
idea: to make Bahamians feel confident that we should :
persist as a tax haven... because we are in fact offering i
alternatives to a world that needs lots of alternatives.” :

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“experts in their field” with “commendable track i

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She said: “There is some comfort in feeling you’ve had
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their favourites.

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worship teams are contending
for a contract to record their
very own single, to be pro-
duced and released by KGR.

The competition ends with a
grand finale on August 6, at
which time judges Patricia
Bazard, Kevin Harris and
Joanne Callender will select
the winning team.

The Ride the Wave Music
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Kingdom Glory Records, the
recording label of Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist”
Church’s Praise and Worship
Team.

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“musical treasure hunt” to dis-
cover talented singers from
across the Bahamas and bring
them to the public’s notice.

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gained much momentum from
its announcement on
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14.

At the invitation of the pro-
ducer, Dwight Strachan, com-
peting groups have gained a
lot of exposure through their
performances on the show, the
label said.

Managing director of King-
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member of the organising
team of the competition,
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surprised at the level of par-
ticipation.

Other organisers include
Minister Edwina Rolle;
Minister Nadene Moss, direc-
tor of the Praise and Worship
Team of Mount Tabor; and
Bishop Neil Ellis, the church’s
pastor.

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to a highly talented cadre of
Bahamians, who have not
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Govt pursues legal options to
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United also owes “one or two
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Mr Adderley said that once
all assessments have been made,
Mr Ritchie will be presented
with a “final package,” detailing
exactly how much he has to pay
government and by what time.

“He knows about some of it.
Once an exact figure is known
we will give him a final time
period (in which to pay the
money),” he said.

The comptroller said he can

excess of $4 million. This sum,
he explained, accumulated over
a two-year-period in which the
shipping company failed to pay
its bills.

“The government is in pur-
suit of its revenue. Whatever
option that is legally available,
the government will pursue it,”
he said.

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Corruption in,
police force
‘will not be

tolerated’

FROM page one

vice is compromised. The Royal Bahamas Police Force has
a responsibility to deliver quality service to the Bahamian
people; and we are not going to do it if we allow the organ- |,.;
isation to be compromised by corruption.
“And so it has got to be the responsibility, aim, and objec- |||
tive of those who lead the organisation to try and keep it as ;}
clean and free of corruption as much as possible. Therefore |
when you find people or officers in the organisation who
involve themselves in corrupt activities then they have got to:'
be dealt with. Not only that, they have to be seen to be
dealt with, so that everybody will know what the standard of ‘|’

the organisation is and know that if they compromise them-.| ~

selves and their services they will be subject to appropriate | -
action. It’s just that simple. I’m committed to that and that | ,
hasn’t changed,” he said: sly

Naturally, in prosecuting some of his own, Commissioner }}..
Ferguson admitted that he has not become the “most Pop:
ular” person on the force.

However, as he likes'to point out, he is not a part of any
“popularity contest.”

“Through the years, as I progressed in this organisation ‘}'':

and went from department to department, I often said from}
the get go, ‘I didn’t come here for you to love me, I’ve come |
here to do a job.’ te
“And I suppose it affected popularity, but that’s not what’
I’m about,” the Commissioner said.

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spoke of the contributions of
Captain Spencer Rose to the
Free National Movement

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liamentarians, officers, and
entire membership and sup-
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the family of Captain Rose
“Almighty God’s peace, mer-
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bear this sad loss”.

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surely do, and we pray that he is
now at peace with the God he
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Three women
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result of that they too experi-
enced some difficulties and the
three women apparently
drowned as a result of this
unfortunate situation," acting
Assistant Commissioner of
Crime Hulan Hanna said last
night.

According to a Long Island
resident, who asked to have
their name withheld, Mrs
Major's younger daughter wit-
nessed the ordeal and ran to the

nearest home for help. A male
resident of Long Island accom-
panied her to the area and
pulled the three victims from
the water.

The resident said none of the
victims knew how to swim and
believes they were not aware of
the blue hole's location.

The source added that there

are no warning signs at the blue
hole. ;

Four other family members,
including Rev Pinder, were at
the Cay when the tragedy
occurred. The victims were

reportedly planning to return
to.Nassau today.

Officer-in-charge of the Long
Island District ASP Stephen
Adderley said the bodies will
be flown to New Providence
today for an autopsy to deter-
mine the official cause of death.
He said yesterday's drownings
were the first for 2008 and the
only drownings at the site in the’
past six years.

Dean's Blue Hole is the

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SOME call it the biggest hack of military com-
puters; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.

-Gary McKinnon — accused of breaking into mil-
itary and NASA computers in what he claims was a
search for UFOs, allegedly causing nearly $1 million
in damage — has lost his appeal against extradi-
tion to the United States, according to Associated
Press.

McKinnon, 42, an unemployed computer admin-

‘istrator, allegedly broke into 97 computers belong-

ing to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Depart-
ment of Defense fom a bedroom in a north London
home.

His attacks between 2001 and 2002 allegedly shut
down the Army district responsible for protecting
Washington, and cleared logs from computers at
the Naval Weapons Station Earle in New Jersey
that tracks the location and battle-readiness of Navy
ships.

That last attack, coming immediately after the
Sept. 11, knocked out the station’s entire network of
300 computers. NASA and privately owned com-
puters also were damaged, prosecutors said, putting
the total cost of his online activities at $900, 000.

At the time of his indictment, prosecutor Paul
McNulty said McKinnon pulled off “the biggest
hack of military computers ever — at least ever
detected.”

In his defense, McKinnon, known online as
SOLO, said he was trying to expose security weak-
nesses and uncover evidence of UFOs.

“TI was a man obsessed,” McKinnon wrote on The
Guardian newspaper’s Web site last year, describing
a year spent trying to break into U.S. military sys-

tems: eight hours a day at a computer in his girl-
friend’s aunt’s house while unkempt, drinking beer
and smoking marijuana.

In interviews, he claimed that his hacking uncoy-
ered photographic proof of alien spacecraft and the
names and ranks of “non-terrestrial officers.”

Prosecutors accuse him of deliberately trying to.
intimidate the U.S. government by tearing through
their networks. They pointed to a note written by
McKinnon — and left on an Army computer —
attacking U.S. foreign policy as “akin to govern-
ment-sponsored terrorism.”

“It was not a mistake that there was a huge secu-
rity stand down on September 11 last year,” he
wrote. “I am SOLO. I will continue to disrupt at the
highest levels.”

McKinnon was caught in 2002 after some of the
software used in the attacks was traced back to his
girlfriend’s e-mail account. The U.S. sought his
extradition, a move his lawyer Claire Anderson
claimed Wednesday was motivated by the govern-
ment’s desire to “make an example” of a man who
humbled officials in Washington by hacking into
their systems using off-the-shelf office software and
a dial-up modem.

Aspects of American cyber- security had been
shown up as “really shameful,” with some comput-

‘ers not even password-protected, said Graham Clu-

ley, a security consultant with Sophos PLC.

He said the United States appeared to be pursu-
ing McKinnon in an effort to flex its legal muscle
before the hacking community, which has watched
the case with interest.

“The overriding message is: You shouldn’t mess
with American government and military computers,
particularly right after Sept. 11,” Cluley said.


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MEETING WITH HEADS OF CARICOM COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS

Carrington warns about pessimism over _
plans to integrate Caribbean economies '



PROMINENT regional voic-
es are “losing heart” in the

ambitious plan to integrate

Caribbean economies, CARI-
COM secretary-general Edwin
Carrington revealed.

He said they are joined by
members of the press and “cer-
tain foreign commentators” in
predicting the collapse of the
CARICOM Single Market and
Economy (CSME) process.

Speaking at the opening of
his second meeting with the
heads of CARICOM commu-
nity institutions, Mr Carrington
warned that this trend could
threaten the region’s ability to
achieve its economic goals.

He said some of the doubt is
due to the Economic Partner-
ship Agreement with the Euro-
pean Union (EU), to which
Caribbean countries are about
to subscribe.

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ferences in geography, history
and culture, and notwithstand-
ing the fact that the experience
of some who have copied the
European model has been
somewhat unflattering. Mr Car-
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when suggestions for better
alternatives are not forthcom-
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“The deeper co-operation
and collaboration, to which I

‘referred last year, is obviously

sorely needed if we are to with-
stand the onslaught of nega-
tivism which turns a blind eye to
35 years of achievement gained
by the toil.”

Admitting that there are
stresses, strains and perhaps
even disagreements, Mr Car-
rington noted that “no living
family is without them”.

“Divergence of opinion can
be a sign of a healthy democra-
tic environment. What we must
guard against is, that divergence
becoming a cacophony and
thereby leading to a diversion
from achieving our common
goals. Indeed it would do us all
good never to forget the vision
and courage of the founding
fathers who gave birth to our
integration process in the wake
— and wake it was indeed — of
our failed federal experience.”

Mr Carrington noted that
since July 4, 1973, when the
Treaty of Chaguaramas was
signed, the institutions and
organisations represented at the
meeting have been working
with a view to streamlining and
strengthening the integration
process to ensure a more effec-

tive delivery of its benefits to:

the people of the region.

- “Who can say honestly that
the Caribbean Examinations
Council, the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Response Agency,
the Caribbean Meteorological
Organisation, for example, have
not provided the required ser-
vices and benefits to the peo-
ple of the Caribbean?” he
asked.

“Moreover, in 2001 the

_ Treaty itself was revised as the

community sought to position
itself to face the challenges of
the globalised world through
the establishment of the CARI-



COM Single Market and Econ-
omy (CSME). The institutional
structures to support this and
other initiatives ate currently
being put in place, in part to
ensure an equitable distribution
of the benefits of the CSME.
“The Caribbean Court of Jus-
tice, the CARICOM Regional
Organisation for Standards and
Quality, the CARICOM Com-
petition Commission, and the
CARICOM Development
Fund, among others, have all
been established. In the field of
health, efforts are well under-
way for the establishment of the
Caribbean Public Health

Agency in 2010- an agency that .

will build on the priority func-
tions for health, which are cur-
rently performed by a multi-
plicity of agencies,” he said.

Mr Carrington said that no
one, including him, is satisfied at
the pace of progress towards
the achievement of certain key
‘objectives.

Earlier this year in Nassau,
at the Opening Session of the
19th Inter-Sessional Meeting of
the Conference of Heads of

Government, Mr Carrington
said: Time is not on our side if
we are to achieve the goal of a
Single Market and Economy in
the time-frame that, you our

heads of government have set. .

And time is not on our side if
we are to achieve the “Com-
munity for All” as you our
heads have so hopefully script-
ed in your Declaration of Need-
ham Point that you adopted last
July in Barbados. All of this
requires our experienced lead-
ers, our new leaders and all of
us to put our shoulders to the
wheel and redouble our efforts
and to take our integration
arrangements to a higher level.
And time is not on our side.”
He added: “Ladies and gen-
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lm By ERIC ROSE

THE Bahamas National Youth
Choir continues to celebrate the
success of its Austrian tour, dur-
ing which it won a first-place tro-
phy at the International Youth
and Music Festival and Competi-
tion in Vienna and two silver
medals at the World Choir
Games, in Graz.

Director of the choir Cleophas
Adderley said his team competed
against 11 other countries in the
Vienna competition. The World
Chorale Games in Gratz, he
added, was an even larger event.

“This was absolutely massive,”
he said of the games.

“There were 93 countries, 443
choirs — and some of those choirs
were massive with over 100 peo-
ple in the choir — and over 20,000
singers.”

The Bahamas competed in two
categories and medaled in both
of them.

The categories were also open
categories, resulting in the Youth
Choir performing against older,
more experienced singers.

The Bahamas received a silver
medal in the open folk music cat-
egory, competing against 46 oth-
er countries. They performed four
pieces, including a medley of

“Miss Lucy” and “Uncle Lou”.

and the more obscure “O Let



VIENNA, AUSTRIA — Members of the Bahamas National Youth Choir cel-

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ebrate their winning the first place trophy, at the International Youth and
Music Festival and Competition on July 15

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and against whom we competed
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shine on the world stage, they

must realise the importance of
hard work, discipline and setting



National Musical Heritage and
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Bahamas National Youth Choir:
Cleophas Adderley poses with the:
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national Youth and Music Festivat!
and Competition (Vienna) and the,
two silver medals the choir won at
the World Choir Games, in Gratz,
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Bahamas must ‘fight’
to achieve 2% growth

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’ Tribune Business Editor

THE Gov-
ernment will
“have to
fight” to
achieve its
projected 2
per, cent eco-
nomic growth
for 2008, a
former minis-
ter told Tri-
bune Business
yesterday,
with the Bahamian and global
economy unlikely to “bottom
out and turnaround” until the
2009 first quarter. .

James Smith, minister of state
for finance in the former
Christie administration, said
that with the US teetering on
the brink of recession at least,
and consumers being buffeted
by soaring oil, energy and food
prices, American consumers
were likely to cut back on dis-
cretionary spending on items
such as travel.

This, in turn, would impact
economies that were heavily
dependent on the US tourism



Economy unlikely
to ‘bottom out’ and
turn around until
2009 first quarter,
says ex-minister

market, with the Bahamas
among those most likely to be
“adversely hit”.
“T think you’re going to see
lower [hotel] occupancies
throughout the.rest of the year,”
Mr Smith said. “I think com-
pensating factors from the
strong Canadian dollar and the
strong euro will not be enough,
as those markets are too small
to offset the US decrease.
“We're seeing anecdotal evi-
dence of a slowdown all around.

It’s happening in terms of a:

higher level of loan defaults,
with banks making more pro-
vision for non-performing loans,
insurance companies are seeing
post-dated cheques not clear-

SEE page 4B

Bahamas ‘quite tardy’
on EU project execution

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Ediior

T. Hk
Bahamas_has"
been “quite”
tardy” in exe
cuting infra-
structure pro-
jects financed
by grant fund-
ing from the
European
Union (EU),
a government
minister
telling Tribune Business yes-
terday that the Government
had to find “a more effective
and efficient way” to implement
them. :

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said EU-
financed infrastructure prob-
lems were “extremely valuable”
to the communities they bene-
fited, particularly those in the
Family Islands, with the Euro-
pean Development Fund
(EDF) funds one of the few
remaining grant financing



Chamber concerned
on EPA implementation
costs and ‘capacity’

to effect obligations

sources the Bahamas could

» access.

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rently assessing whether it
would submit any projects for

_ consideration by the EU in the
.10th EDF, to which the Euro-

peans have committed 100 mil-
lion euros to assist with
Caribbean-based infrastructure
projects.

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the ninth EDF, and the 10th ©

EDF is coming up,” Mr Laing
said yesterday. “There have
been requests made as to what
our intention is, and we’re
working on what projects, if
any, may be submitted for that.

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he $13 million redevelépment
of a Bay Street shopping plaza

is already “about 80 per cent”

filled out with new tenant

commitments, one of its devel-
opers told Tribune Business yesterday,
adding that the area east of East Street held
more retailing “potential” than any other in
downtown.

Charles Klonaris, who with his two broth-
ers is redeveloping the Moses Plaza, situat-
ed near Bay Street’s junction with Eliza-
beth Avenue, said demolition of the existing
property had begun and was “well on the
way”.

When completed, the project was likely to
have involved an investment of “close to
about $13 million with the store upgrades
and what have you.

Power firm’s sales up 2-3 per
cent but below projections ~

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GRAND Bahama Power
Company’s electricity sales for:
the 2008 first half are about 2-3
per cent up on last year, its pres-
ident and chief executive said
yesterday, although they remain
below initial projections because

‘I don’t want to give names, but we’re

well on our way with tenants. It’s about 80
per cent taken.”

Mr Klonaris, who is also the Nassau
Tourism and Development Board’s
(NTDB) chairman, said the completed
development would feature 12 stores and
three restaurants, plus a marina on the har-
bourfront that will be able to berth between
eight to 10 yachts of 50-90 feet in length.

Cavalier Construction is the project’s
contractor, and Mr Klonaris said the devel-
opment - set to be called Elizabeth on Bay
- is scheduled to be completed in 12-18
months from now.

Together with other retail developments
and property investments taking place east
of the Bay Street/East Street junction, such
as the Bacardi concept store and Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC)
Cyber World outlet, Mr Klonaris said his
project was helping to create a different

* Grand Bahama Power's commercial sales 7% behind
forecasts as some projects not progressed as anticipated

* Company on track to achieve 20% reduction in
minutes customers without electricity

* Oil costs double in 18 months, with peak demand
projected to be above 77 MW hit in 2007.

retail environment to what was west of the
junction.

There, Bay Street was dominated by per-
fume, jewellery and liquor stores, but Mr
Klonaris said that the project initiated by
himself and his brothers, and others, would
make “retailing very exciting” in their area.

“It’s quite different. I think it’ll be a huge
plus for both tourists and the locals. I think
in a year, year-and-a-half from now, you'll
see it more pedestrianised: and consumers
walking that way,” Mr Klonaris said, adding
that the major obstacle - the Betty K ship-
ping dock - would likely be removed when
the commercial shipping facilities were
switched to Arawak Cay.

“”T think people are getting to realise
the importance of the city, both for locals
and tourists, and that it has the potential -
more than any other area - for retailing. It
will attract boith high and middle income
consumers.”

some major investment projects
had not progressed as anticipat-
ed.

E. O Ferrell told Tribune
Business that kilowatt hour sales
to Grand Bahama-based com-
mercial clients were 7 per cent
below the electricity supplier’s
initial 2008 forecasts, and said:
“We had projected a little more
growth than we’re seeing. We
had anticipated some things, like
the Royal Oasis, and other
things being a little further along



than we’ve seen.”

Mr Ferrell said he expected
the sales and electricity demand
trends experienced during the
2008 first half to continue during

the remaining six months of the:

year, with growth minor to flat
due to the stagnant state of the

overall Grand Bahama econo-

my.
While the arrival of a third

‘dry-dock at the Grand Bahama

Shipyard this September, and
the likelihood it will receive a

- been caused by a reduction in
“demand for Bahama Rock’s

ship before year-end, was set to
increase electricity demand, that
was likely to be offset by
Bahama Rock’s move from a
seven-day to a five-day work
week. :
‘Tribune Business understands
that the reduced work week has

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same

3. Birth certificate

4. Spouse’s birth certificate
(if necessary) .

5. Marriage certificate

6. Proof of immigration status
in the Bahamas

-7. Processing fee of $25

8. A financial reference from

a reputable bank verifying eco- .
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9. Two written character ref-
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10. A medical certificate dat-
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by, Tyrone Fitzgerald

the Bahamas in the form of
copies of conveyances, deeds
or mortgage contracts

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the fact that a person holding a
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his spouse or dependent child
under the age of 18, can do so
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him as a single family dwelling
or for construction of such a
dwelling, must apply to the Sec-
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purchase. A Certificate of Reg-
istration is issued as evidence
of the registration of the pur-
chase or acquisition.

A permit to purchase or
acquire property is-required if

‘the property is undeveloped

land, and the purchaser would
become the owner of five con-
tiguous acres.

A permit is also required bya
non-Bahamian who intends to
acquire land - or an interest in
land - by way of freehold or
leasehold, if not in accordance
with the requirements for reg-
istration as mentioned above.
There is a nominal application
fee for both the Certificate of
Registration and the permit.

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Bahamas normally pay govern-
ment stamp duty on con-
veyances, as follows:

For properties valued/sold:

Not exceeding $20,000.-.2 per
cent

Exceeding $20,000 and not
exceeding $50,000 -

4 per cent ae

Exceeding $50,000 and not

exceeding $100,000 - 6
per cent

Exceeding $100,000 and not
exceeding $250,000 -
8 per cent

Exceeding $250,000 - 10 per
cent

The vendor and the purchas-
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duty (unless otherwise agreed)
in a typical property transac-
tion.

The legal fee for most prop-
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Bahamas is normally 2.5 per

‘ cent of the sale price of the

property. There are title search
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disbursements that must also
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is charged on undeveloped land
by real estate agents in the
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' mission fee is charged on resi-

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Properties are also assessed
various real property tax rates
on an annual basis, depending
upon whether the property is
owner-occupied residential
property or vacant land owned
by non-Bahamians, and the
market value of the property.

© 2005. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger-
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NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons read-
ing this article and/or column,
generally, are encouraged to
seek the relevant legal advice
and assistance regarding issues
that may affect them and may
relate to the information pre-
sented.

Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is
an attorney with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have
any comments regarding this
article, you may contact Mr
Fitzgerald at Suite 212,
Lagoon Court Building, Olde
Towne Mall at Sandyport,
West Bay. St., P. O. Box CB-.
11173, Nassau, Bahamas or at
327-3347 (telephone) /327-

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of collateral and promotional items. The ideal candidate uses creative abilities to
develop concepts while working along with the marketing analyst on presentations
and reports. ‘

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BUSINESS

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 3B



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

LENDERS in the syndicate
behind the $675 million loan
that Ginn Clubs & Resorts affil-
iates defaulted on have been
holdings talks that could see
them take an equity stake in the
company’s $4.9 billion Grand
Bahama-based project, sources
close to the situation have told
Tribune Business.

A debt-for-equity swap is
understood to have been the
key focus of talks between Ginn
and the lending syndicate, head-
ed by Credit Suisse, since the
former’s two affiliates defaulted
on their loan repayments at the
end of June.

Hard-nosed negotiations, also
involving Lubert-Adler, the pri-
vate equity fund that specialises
in real estate investments and
is Ginn’s provider of seed capi-
tal, have taken place throughout



By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



DESPITE the current eco-

nomic climate, travel agents yes-
terday reported that Bahami-
ans will be travelling en masse
this holiday weekend.

Diana Wallace, a manager at
Destinations, said yesterday that
despite what is happening
Bahamians were travelling as
much as ever.

“Bahamians will always trav-
el, no matter what. In fact, peo-
ple travel to get away from the
stress of what is happening,”
she said.

Florida, and Orlando in par-
ticular, continues to be the most
popular destination of choice.

“Florida will always be popu-
lar, as will cruises, and people
usually book these vacations
well in advance,” Ms Wallace
said.

Destinations also had a num-
ber of clients booking Family
Island vacations for this week-
end, particularly on those
islands hosting homecomings
and regattas. In particular,

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about half the
land ear-
marked for
the Ginn sur
Mer project in
West End
comes under
the defaulted
loan’s umbrella.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham last week confirmed an
earlier Tribune Business report
that infrastructure work at the
West End project would not be
impacted by the loan default,
as Ginn had escrowed the funds
necessary to complete this in
the bank. These funds could not
be touched or ‘called in’ by the
lending syndicate.

“Tn the case of the West End
development, Ginn has been

neue

Ten travel weathers ay

Marsh Harbour, Exuma and
Harbour Island remain
immensely popular, agents said.

Prices for hotels on Exuma
this weekend, for example, and
based on availability (not guar-
anteed) can start in the range
of $195 for Club Peace and
Plenty, to $390 for the Four
Seasons Emerald Bay Resort
and $600 at February Point, Ms
Wallace said.

She added that Destinations

had seen a lot of persons look- .

ing to get away without having
to bear the additional cost. of
airfare.

“We have been booking peo-
ple who want to’spend the
weekend at a hotel on Paradise
Island or Cable Beach, so that
they can have a getaway for a
cheaper price as well,” she said.

According to Treasure Trav-
el agent Debbie Richardson,
business has been very good.

“Sales have been very good in
spite of what is going on with
the economy. We have had a
lot of people coming in and
booking trips to the. Family
Islands for the various home-
comings and events,” she said.

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able to ring fence, in a bank
account, the monies for the
infrastructure and golf course
development,” Mr Ingraham
said.

“In terms of infrastructure,
all monies are stored away in
the bank.”

Ginn has been proceeding
with site clearance, infrastruc-
ture and marina development
work in West End, in a bid to
get the project ready for when
the economic cycle turns and
real estate sales rebound.

Residential real estate sales
for mixed-use resorts in the
Bahamas and elsewhere have
effectively ‘fallen off a cliff’ as a
result of the liquidity/credit
crunch in the global financial
system, which has made it very
difficult for potential buyers to
either access debt financing at

all or at the right price (interest

rate).
The US economic downturn



more than last year. It seems:

like people are really taking
advantage of the long holiday
weekend to get away.’

However, she added that
while persons were booking
flights, they were exercising
financial restraints in their trav-
el plans.

“What we are seeing is that
most persons who are travelling
are staying with their family
members or friends, rather than
staying ina hotel to save mon-

y,” Ms Richardson said.

“Several other travel agents ©

told Tribune Business that while
their companies have not really
seen an increase in Family
Island travel, they have seen a
huge amount of persons book-
ing flights into Florida.

“Oh, business has very busy.
Trust me, people are still trav-
eling despite what is happening
in the economy, so much so that
it is very difficult for people to
get a flight,” said one agent.

Another agent added: “We

have been very busy. Sales.

have been about the same as
last year, with the majority of
our clients this week booking
fares into Florida.”








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and moves by US investors to
reign in spending have also
impacted such projects, and the
drying up of real estate sales is
what has pushed the Ginn loan
into default.

Ginn Sur Mer sits on 1,957
acres of oceanfront property in
West End. The planned 4,400
condominium and hotel units
centred on a 20-storey tower
with 1,800 single family resi-
dence sites were expected to
inject hundreds of millions of
dollars into Grand Bahama’s
sluggish economy.

Development of the $4.9 bil-
lion resort began in December
2005. Land clearing of almost
2,000 acres is 70 per cent com-
plete, according to Ginn Sur
Mer’s website, with the projec-
t’s core likely to be completed
in 2013.

Credit Suisse and the other
financiers agreed to delay fore-
closure until July 31 to allow

.the parties to work out a

restructured payment plan, hav-
ing granted Ginn a 30-day fore-
bearance agreement.





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Tiat’s still all n discussion.”

Bahamas-based projects that
received financing in the ninth
EDF round included the
Eugene Duptch Law School,
p us three or four small projects
ir the Family ]slands.

“I think it cene be extremely
valuable to us ” Mr Laing said
o' the EDF finding, “except
o 1r execution of these projects
his been quite tardy. We really
ned to find a more efficient
aid effective way to execute
tl ese projects, regard being had
for the conditions placed on
tk ese projects by the Europeans
themselves.

“It could be extremely valu-
able for the communities bene-
fi‘ing from these projects, but
we have not been very effective
ir. executing projects under this
funding mechanism. That’s
u.ifortunate.

“We’re working to find a way
tc make it happen more effi-
ciently, but its not happened

yet.”

GROWTH, from 1B

ir g; the const=uction sector is
si ying its slow; sales in retail
stores are off. By and large,
we’re seeing a slowdown.”
The Government had pro-
jected that the Bahamian econ-
ony would eajoy 2 per cent
CDP growth in 2008, having
re vised downward the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund’s (IMF)
p evious forecast of 4 per cent.
Yet Mr Smith said even the 2
per cent projection now

-aypeared optirnistic, in the face

o a deepening US housing mar-
kot slump, ccntinued fallout
fiom the sub-prime mortgage

lending crisis and increasing °

energy/gas prices.

“It’s going to be flat,” Mr
S nith of the Eahamian econo-
1 y’s likely performance in 2008.
“ fwe get 2 per cent, that’ll be
good, but it’s likely to be less
tl an that. The way we’re going,
it ll be an achievement to get
tl at.

“They [the Government] are
going to have io fight for that 2
per cent.”

The former minister of state
for finance added that the
Bahamian economy’s GDP
g-owth was likely to be “closer
to 1 per cent”. He said: “It
would seem to be, being opti-
istic, [that economic growth
will be] more than 1 per cent
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requires special medication which |e must have
every day. He is ase a navy blue coller with

Union Jack flags around it.

Rex was lost on Saturday morning, July 24, just
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Rawson Court.

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The 2003 annual report on
the Bahamas-EU relationship
backs the minister up, describ-

ing the 8.9 million euros com-.

mitted to this nation under the
seventh and eight EDF funding
rounds as “significantly under-
utilised”.

The report added that a 3.1
million euro balance, some 34.8
per cent of that amount,
remained “uncommitted” and
was due to be transferred to the
ninth EDF round. A further 4.5
million euros was due to have
been committed to the ninth
EDF for a grand total of 7.6 mil-
lion euros.

Mr Laing said a major factor
preventing the efficient imple-
mentation of EU-financed pro-
jects in the Bahamas was that

they tended to “get caught up” |

in the larger, multi-million dol-
lar infrastructure projects being
executed by the Ministry of
Public Works.

With the Ministry and the
Government’s attention both
being taken by larger projects,

The former minister added

that the 2008-2009 Budget was
unlikely to have the stimulus
effect initially projected, given
that taxes had bene raised on

-many items, while public sector

spending was unlikely to take
effect in time to make a major
difference in 2008. This was
because a number of major pro-
jects, such as the airport and
roads, while announced, had yet
to start.

Mr Smith, who is now chair-
man of CFAL, said that while

his company had yet to experi-

ence the direct impact of the
slowdown, insurance companies
were seeing.a number of pre-
mium cheques failing to clear.

“Everybody is going to feel
the pinch, except the super
rich,” Mr Smith said. A further
complication was caused by the
upcoming US presidential elec-
tion, as American consumers
and businesses often deferred
spending until after the vote,

' when it became clear what the

new president’s economic poli-
cies and priorities were.

“T can see things being a little
difficult throughout the rest of
the year, and in the first quarter
next year we will start to bottom
out and turnaround,” Mr Smith
said. “That’s predicated on oil
prices remaining stable, or drop-
ping.” ©

One company that has been
especially hit hard by the oil
price increase has been the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC). Mr Smith said that
if the Government were to pri-
vatise the corporation, the
objectives needed to be clearly
defined and safeguards built in
to ensure a public monopoly did
not become a private one.

When asked if he supported
BEC’s privatisation, Mr Smith
replied: “Only in so far as the
objectives are clearly defined,
and at the end of the day it
becomes a more efficient oper-
ation.






the EU-funded developments
often tended to “drag on”, Mr
Laing said.

He explained: “You have
some major projects that the
Government is executing
through public works. To some
extent, they [the EU projects]
will suffer because of the enor-
mous amount of work to be
executed by Public Works.

“We’ve tried to outsource the
planning and engineering for
these things to get them speed-
ed up, but even that has its
delays.” :

Securing the EDF funding
was one of the factors making it
necessary for the Bahamas to
sign on to the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA), the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s trade advisor told Tri-
bune Business.

Hank Ferguson said it was
one of the few grant funding
sources available to the
Bahamas now, given that it was
considered a ‘developed’ nation
through its relatively high per

“Tf it does not lower costs, at
least there should be more effi-
cient pricing for consumer such
as large hotels to make them

more competitive.”





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Development Company

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the first of many requests for expressions of interest in the Lynden Pindling
international Airport Expansion Project. NAD is presently seeking expressions
of interest for the supply of landscaping material related to the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project. Installation may be tendered separately
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for its three (3) plants located in New Providence.

Interested parties should contact Mrs. Sharnett
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Manager at (242) 502-3941 between the hours of 9
a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, to collect a copy of
the tender documents from our headquarters located
on Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel Drive, formerly 3rd Terrace,
Centreville, Nassau.

Bids must be returned in a sealed envelope to Mrs.
Ferguson no later than Friday, August 15, 2008.

Interested parties are requested to provide the following information with

Corporate Background — how long have you been in business, location,
size, types of materials that can be supplied, etc.

Financial Capacity - bank, account manager, financial statements

Project History — previous projects or clients, size, and value

Contact List — list of previous clients with contact information

Please reply to: Mr. Derek Thielmann, Construction Manager
Nassau Airport Development Company
Lynden Pindling International Airport
Nassau, Bahamas, PO Box AP 59229
derek.thielmann@nas.bs

:

capita income.

“Tt is the only grant funding a
country of our claimed wealth is
able to receive,” Mr Ferguson
said. “It is one of the few
sources of grant funding avail-
able to the Bahamas.”

While the Chamber has been
supportive of the Government’s
decision to sign the EPA, which
will govern trade relations
between the Bahamas, the
Caribbean and the EU, Mr Fer-
guson said: “We do have our
concerns regarding the cost of
implementation, and our capac-
ity to. implement” the agree-
ment’s obligations.

Meanwhile, Mr Laing said the
Bahamas had yet.to submit its
EPA services offer to the EU
and the Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM), with the issue still
before Cabinet.

The EPA is due to be signed
on August 30 at Bridgetown,
Barbados, and Mr Laing said
the Government was still com-
mitted to signing.

The Bahamas, Mr Smith said,
would be “no better off” if BEC
was still in the position of being
a “price giver” post-privatisa-
tion.

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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 5B ©



POWER, from 1B

panies in the Bahamas and
southeastern US.

Elsewhere, Mr Ferrell said
Grand Bahama Power Company
was “right on target” to achieve
2008’s objective of reducing the
average number of minutes cus-
tomers were without service by
another 20 per cent.

“Our goal for this year is to
reduce last year’s numbers by
an additional 20 per cent,” he
told Tribune Business. ‘The
number of minutes that cus-
tomers are without electricity
will be 20 per cent less, and the
frequency of outages 20 per cent
less.

“We are right on target at this
point in time. We’re not where
we want to be yet, but we’re
making some good strides. We
anticipate making that 20 per
cent reduction target by year-
end.”

In the 12 months to December
31, 2007, Grand Bahama Power



Company achieved a 45 per cent
improvement in the minutes cus-
tomers were without electricity
service, lowering this from 1355
minutes in 2006 to 740 minutes.
Another 20 per cent reduction
will bring that to 592 minutes.
Mr Ferrell said the company
was “certainly aiming towards”
an improved financial perfor-
mance in 2008, having last year
experienced a $228,000 reduc-
tion in net income, largely due to
a one-off $1 million write-off on
a failed gas turbine generator.
“We've got activities in place
to try and make sure we’re run-
ning the business as efficiently
and effectively as possible, and
hopefully the island’s economy
will improve and we will have a
better year,” Mr Ferrell said.
“The first half of the year has
not been everything we’d hoped
for, but it’s certainly not been a
bad six months.”
Like its BEC counterpart in
Nassau, Grand Bahama Power
Company has seen its fuel costs

more than double - a 100 per
cent increase - in 18 months.

Mr Ferrell said that while the
company had paid $46 per barrel
for its fuel in January 2007, it
was paying $93 per barrel for its
No. 6 bunker oil product.

Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany’s fuel surcharge is applied
to customer bills when oil prices
reach over $20 per barrel, but
had no impact on the 4.87 per
cent base rate increase imple-
mented from April 1, 2008, as it
is a separate component.

Mr Ferrell said the base rate
was increased to keep Grand
Bahama electricity bills in line
with the inflation increases expe-
rienced since rates were last
increased two years ago, and
also to recover costs associated
with the $25 million capital
investment in improving the hur-
ricane resistance of its network.

“We’ve spent a lot of time and
money on the transmission and
distribution system since the hur-
ricanes,” Mr Ferrell said. ‘““We’ve

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Mr Ferrell said the peak
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Bahama Power Company to

date was 77 megawatts (MW)
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Who is Vopak?

- _ Global market leader

With a history going back almost four centuries, Vopak is the global market leader in independent storage
| and handling of liquid oil products, chemicals, vegetable oils and liquefied gases. Vopak has terminals in the

world’s most strategic ports, with specialised facilities: product tanks, jetties, truck loading stations, pipelines and

access to road and rail networks. Products are stored for customers at these terminals, often under very specific
conditions, such as temperature control, or they are blended to the desired specification. Vopak’s terminals play a key ©
role in the transit: products are transported from the terminal to end-users by vessel, railcar, tank truck or pipeline.

High quality standard worldwide | .
Vopak’s terminals offer customers professional support in optimising reliable and efficient logistics processes. From its terminals, Vopak offers
its customers, who include governments and producers of and traders in oil products and chemicals, a high standard quality throughout the
world. Vopak develops its services according to the product, market and functional requirements, often working with customers and/or strategic
partners. For example, Vopak adds components or blends products: activities that add value for the customer. Vopak entered the market for
storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for import and distribution to a consumption area, with the first terminal for this being built with Gasunie
in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Vopak currently operates 76 terminals in 31 countries. ne

Sustainability is an integrai part of our business .

Sustainable entrepreneurship is the basis for long-term relationships with customers, strategic partners, employees, governments, neighbours
and shareholders and is therefore an integral art of the company’s processes and operations. In its decisions, Vopak not only considers
economic aspects but also longer-term safety, health, environmental and social aspects.. Vopak, therefore, consistently applies and enforces
strict Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) standards, rules, codes and procedures. Vopak’s policy is designed'to prevent its activities
from causing damage and nuisance. Vopak wants to offer its employees a highly attractive, international working environment with excellent...

opportunities for development. |

Vopak Values

People are the key-success factor in Vopak’s growth strategy. Whilst we have a global footprint spanning many nationalities and cultures we
all act and operate with a single set of values. The Vopak Values of Integrity, Professionalism, Improvement, Ownership, Service, Passion
and Agility provide the guiding principle for all our decisions and actions and help ensure a constant level of quality in our services.

What about Vopak in The Bahamas?

The Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Ltd. (BORCO) started life in the late 60’s as a refinery located in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Although the refinery was closed down and mothballed in the mid eighties, the terminal infrastructure continued to operate as a petroleum
terminal under various owners. In late April 2008, First Reserve Corporation and Royal Vopak NV acquired the ownership of the company,
and started operating as Vopak Terminal Bahamas. The terminal is being integrated into Vopak’s global network of bulk liquid storage and
handling terminals. | | |

Vopak Terminal Bahamas aims to be one of the largest petroleum hub terminals in the world, offering our customers the same world-class
storage & handling service they have come to expect from Vopak. Vopak Terminal Bahamas has set itself ambitious targets to reach this
goal. We have embarked on a multi-year program to refurbish the existing infrastructure (including the removal of the refinery that has been
inactive for more than two decades), significantly expand its storage capacity and capabilities both within the existing terminal (“brown-field
expansion”) as well as on adjacent land (“green-field expansion”). Furthermore the organisation is changing to become a world class service

organisation.
Opportunities at Vopak Bahamas |

To support'us in these efforts and help us achieve our goal we are looking for highly motivated, qualified and professional individuals to fulfil
several new key roles within our organisation. If you recognise yourself in any of these roles, have a service oriented nature and want to
work in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment, we kindly ask you to apply, providing us with (or enclosing) all the required materials.
The initial selection process has been outsourced to Global Fulfillment Services Ltd. Please submit your application (consisting of letter of
motivation clearly indicating what position you are applying for, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant diplomas and certificates) to:

Global Fulfillment Services Ltd., PO Box F-42607 *
Freeport, Grand Bahama |
Or by email to:vopakapps @ globalfulfillmentltd.com

All vacancies are open to Bahamian Citizens and or Bahamian Residents. Vopak is an sre Tel

opportunity employer and all applications will be weighed on their merits regardless of race and
gender. A psychological assessment may be part of the recruitment process. Current employees
are also invited to apply to these positions. All information supplied will be treated confidentially.
Applicants are to be aware that any inquiry made by telephone or office visit to Global Fulfillment
Services, Ltd in reference to any application may render it ineligible for process. Applicants will be
notified by written letter onthe status of his/her submission.

The deadline for applicgftion ig August, 14th pXaTe}::


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Roles in Finance and Accounting
Due to the changed business environment, growth in business operations as
well as significant level of investment in the Company several opportunities
exist for seasoned financial professionals.

Senior Controller .
Responsible for management and development of the finance & accounting department
and a key member of the company’s leadership team, you will be responsible for all
accounting matters, financial reporting, budgeting, financial systems, and maintaining
the integrity, accuracy and timeliness of all financial reporting requirements. Besides
developing a world-class finance & accounting department, you will be pro-actively
improving the financial and operational performance by driving relevant business
analyses and initiatives across the company. You will have an accounting or finance
BA and preferably a MBA from a reputable business school. ACA or CPA certification
also is a plus. You will have at least 10 years of relevant experience with a demonstrable
track-record in leading and developing financial departments. You will have experience
with GAAP, IFRS. You will have an energetic, analytical nature and the ability to meet
deadlines and manage multiple tasks and priorities. You will have strong oral and
written presentation skills. Besides being a recognised expert in your field you will
have well developed leadership skills.

Financial Reporting Administrator

Reporting to the Sr. Controller, you are responsible for the timely and accurate reporting
of all consolidated financials including cash flow statements, related comparisons and
variance reporting to both internal and external constituencies. You will also be
responsible for coordinating the annual budgeting process as‘well as providing the
business with budget management tools. You will have a Bachelors degree in Accounting

or Finance with a CA or CPA certification. You will have at least 5 years of relevant
experience, with a strong technical and analytical background and understanding of
GAAP, IAS, IFRS. You are likely to have experience in internal or external auditing
with one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. You will be pro-active, able to work under tight
deadlines, and have the ability to interact with all different disciplines within the
company.

Credit & Collections Administrator

Also reporting directly to the Sr. Controller, you are primarily responsible for ensuring
timely payment of customer invoices and maintaining accurate Accounts Receivable
records. You will have frequent and significant contact with customers and internally
with members of the finance department as well as other departments.

Project Controller . .

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you would have a functional line to the
Senior Controller. As Project Controller you are responsible for the financial accounting
and controlling of the Capital Projects. Managing and balancing budgets, project cash
flow and the financial reporting related to the Capital Projects. You wiil have a
Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting or Finance with a CA or CPA certification. You will
have several years of experience in an accounting and controlling role. You preferably
have experience controlling large projects. You are pro-active, accurate and have an
eye for details. You are a strong communicator and are able to deal with people at
different levels in different functions both inside and outside of the Company.

Procurement Controller

Reporting to the Sr. Controller, you will be responsible for managing and improving
the procurement processes within the Company. Besides making sure the proper
controls are applied, you will also analyse procurement spend and together with other
departments look for ways to, implement the most cost effective solutions for the
company. You will have at least a Bachelor's degree in engineering, economics, finance
or similar field with several years of experience. Moreover you have a proven
track-record developing and implementing strategic procurement processes, either
within an industrial organisation or as a consultant. You have a strong understanding
of procurement methods and procedures and understand and know how to implement
procurement processes within organisations. You are highly analytical and proficient
in managing large databases within spreadsheets or other software tools, and can
exercise considerable independent judgement. You are able to clearly communicate
complex data and concepts to all levels of the organisations, with strong oral and
written presentation skills. ‘

Roles in Project Management & Engineering

To manage the various significant Capital Projects, Vopak Bahamas is setting
up a professional Project Management department. The department is headed
by the Capital Projects Manager who also is a member of the Vopak Bahamas
Management Team.

Project Coordinator

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for planning and
coordinating all activities related to the execution of large capital projects and coordinating

and expediting all site works carried out by contractors. The aim is to ensure safe,
timely and on budget delivery of these projects. You play an important role coordinating
between the project team and the rest of the organisation as well as with contractors
and sub-contractors. You will have a strong technical background, a BSc engineering
degree with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, coupled with excellent verbal and
written communication skills. You will be able to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and
take decisions under pressure. You will have had experience negotiating with and
managing contractors/vendors and monitoring the execution of large capital projects.
Experience within storage tank construction, marine constructions and/or the (petro)
chemical industry is preferred.

Contract Administrator

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for managing awarded
construction contracts for Capital Projects and safeguarding the company against
excessive claims for extra work etc. You will process and manage contractor claims,
file counter claims where appropriate, control change-order process, take minutes of
meetings etc. You are likely to have a legal background or at least have a strong affinity
with legal work and probably have worked within claims management department within
large construction environments. You will also have a sound understanding of
construction projects and related engineering aspects. You will be outgoing and an
excellent communicator both orally and in writing. You will be punctual and have a
strong eye for detail whilst maintaining clear sight of the bigger picture. You will be able
to work under pressure and able to manage and hold your own in difficult situations.

Project Administrator

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you will assist him in the general administration
of the projects, gathering data and preparing progress reports for management and executives.
You will also support him and the Project Controller in the administration of the project.

You will be precise and meticulous, and be able to work under pressure. You will have good
communication skills and be experienced in data analysis and preparing executive management
style reports.

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Project Planner
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you will
support the Project Coordinators in managing the logistics
of all the ongoing projects to ensure all projects are executed :
smoothly and mitigate project delays. You will make detailed project :
plans, measure progress, and assist in progress reporting. Where required
you will also liaise with contractors and other departments in the company. You
are likely to have an engineering background with several years of relevant experienc
in project planning and execution: You are familiar with project planning tools such as
Primavera or MS Project. You will be methodical and precise, taking a pro-active approach ©
to identify and remove potential ‘roadblocks’ before they occur. You are a team player and are*
able to develop creative solutions to balance potentially conflicting priorities. You have strong
oral and written communication skills.

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Project Safety Supervisor ,

Your prime responsibility is to ensure the safe execution of all project activities by making sure
the proper boundary conditions are in place. You will make and verify SHE plans, ensure proper
training and induction of key (contractor) staff, operation of an effective Permit to Work system,
incident reporting systems etc. and ensure compliance to Vopak’s Safety standards and Safety
Fundamentals. You will rigorously follow-up on any reported non-conformity and support the
Project Director in SHE reporting requirements. You will pro-actively seek opportunities to
further improve safety on-site. You report directly to the Project Director but will have a functional
reporting relationship to Vopak Bahamas’ SHEQ Manager. You will most likely have a technical
background but relevant experience with Safety Management is deemed more important,
preferably within the petrochemical industry. You will have good oral and written communications
skills. ;

Chief Project Engineer

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for ensuring the execution of
the Capital Projects per design and meets required specifications and standards. Furthermore
you are responsible for coordinating with contractors and others on engineering matters. This
covers both mechanical and civil as well as E&l engineering activities. You will have a technical
background, most likely with a Bachelors degree in mechanical and or electrical engineering.
You will have more than 5 years of experience in relevant project work and are both able and
comfortable dealing with contractors and specialists in all areas of construction. Experience
in tank construction or similar industry is strongly preferred. You will lead a team of Quality
Control and Assurance (QCA) Engineers specialised in the various engineering areas for the
day to day QC in the field.

Quality Control and Assurance Engineers

Reporting to the Chief Project Engineer, as QCA Engineers you.are specialised in a specific
area of mechanical, electrical or civil construction. You are responsible for the day to day
monitoring and supervision of construction activities in the field and the inspection and validation
of executed work, ensuring it meets design and specifications. You will also have a strong eye
for safety standards and safety awareness demonstrated in the execution of the activities.
You will have a technical background and will be qualified in one of the three engineering
disciplines: mechanical, civil or electrical & instrumentation. You will have several years of
experience in supervising construction activities and performing quality inspections.

To support the refurbishment of our existing facilities and prepare for growth we are
also looking to strengthen the capabilities of our Maintenance department.

Maintenance Engineer

’ Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for all technical & engineering
aspects of maintaining the technical integrity of existing facilities (both for land and marine
assets). Besides performing basic engineering tasks, this also entails developing technical
scopes for projects and executing these projects with outside contractors. Additionally you will
assist the Maintenance Manager with development and implementation of long term maintenance
strategy, maintenance plans and maintenance budgets. You will coordinate the execution of
maintenance activities with other departments (commercial and operations) to ensure minimal
disruption to ongoing operations. You will have at least a Bachelors degree in mechanical
engineering and have at least 5 years of relevant experience within industry. You will have a
sound understanding of modern maintenance strategies. You will be a highly energetic individual
and able to interact with different departments. A specialist in your field you still are able to see
the bigger picture and prioritise accordingly.

Roles in other Areas

Manager Human Resources

Amongst other duties you will be responsible for developing and implementing a long term
Human Resources Strategy to meet current and future needs of the company. This will amongst
other things encompass further professionalizing of key HR processes such as selection &
recruitment processes, performance management processes, training and competency
development processes, the monitoring and benchmarking of compensation structures,
development and implementation of merit based compensation programs, staff planning etc.
You will be part of the Vopak Bahamas Management Team and report directly to the Managing
Director. You will be a seasoned HR professional with experience managing HR as a strategic
function within large industrial organisations. You will be a strong communicator with well
developed analytical skills and a pragmatic approach to problems. You will have a demonstrated
track record of achieving results and implementing in a demanding and professional
environment.

Quality Management Administrator

Reporting to the Manager SHEQ, you are responsible for development, implementation,
continued improvement and maintenance of a pragmatic and first-class Safety and Quality
Management System. Together with respective staff, you will pro-actively seek opportunities
to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our work processes. You will have a
background in Quality Management, and have experience developing and implementing such
systems. You are motivated by Quality Systems that not only document and meet requirements
but that actively support and help organisations be better at what they do. You are very pragmatic.
You work independently and are a self-starter, but are not a ‘lone ranger’ and like to actively
be involved and work with other people. You are a good communicator and have the right skills
to translate ideas into pragmatic day-to-day practice.

Management Trainees

Vopak Bahamas will embark on a Management Trainee program to develop young, driven and
talented Bahamians to be able to fulfil various management positions within the company in
the future. The traineeship has a high degree of independence and flexibility and has no fixed
structure or program. The traineeship will be tailored to the individual and success will to a large
extent be determined by the initiative and pro-activeness of the trainee her- or himself.

As a management trainee, regardless of educational background and ambitions, you will be
exposed to all areas of our business. You will participate in Vopak’s Global Management
Development Training Program. You will find yourself working directly with senior managers
on a wide range of projects. It is not unlikely you will be working at other Vopak organisations
in the world for part of your traineeship.To qualify for a management trainee position you will
have successfully completed a degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics or
similar field at a reputable University with good grades.


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The Committee for the Privatization of The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Limited (BTC) is seeking proposals from suitably qualified
firms to provide Investment Banking services relating to the privatization
process, which is expected to be concluded by the end of this year. The
Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is planning to sell
a majority interest in BTC to a suitable investor.



The role of the Investment Banking Institution will include: close
collaboration with the Committee’s Privatization Advisors, KPMG
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Lot No. 3 Yamacraw

Beach Estates

All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit
and one unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of

Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted



This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

All that tot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot
#1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase Il,

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

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

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in
the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being
No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising
of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area
of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85%
completed. The property is well landscaped with crab
grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.



DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with |
an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion’
of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels

under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in
design-with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft.,
2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling
is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.

Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE
All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being
Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue
on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
consisting of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs old,
with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which includes male &
female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storages inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front
veranda, 752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch.
This building is central air-conditioned.

Appraisal: $490,671.00

This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera
Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North,
Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.





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Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,

SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision,
situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey
building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $151,007.00

LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM
SUBDIVISION

All that lot of land having an area of approimately 5,638 sq; ft.
being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm

of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold
Road situated on the property is a 6year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen
and utility room. The Land is on a grade and level and appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open’from the front but has chain

linked fencing at the sides and back.

Appraisal: $197,107.60
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right onto
Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on the right
hand side of the road.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00 ae
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right -
with garage. ‘

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, beirig lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
Qyr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land.is on a grade
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the
: ~ year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
pee area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service $tation [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. —

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

‘ Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy

Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left (sapodilla blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.

ELEUTHERA

Lot No. 117, Lower Bogue
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
containing 14,091 sq. ft. and being lot # 117, situated on
Skyline Drive, in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the Island
of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a single story structure
still under construction and comprising of 3-bedrooms, 2-
bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and garage,
with a total living area of approximately 1,431.3. property
also includes a covered front porch with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 103.5 sq. ft. this structure is approximately
65 % completed and is a new construction.

Appraisal: $127,399.00.
This property is situated on Skyline Drive in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera.

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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;
outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running theregn for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00



Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

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

Appraisal: $80,000.00 ‘



Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”










LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation
and ,unning thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00





MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated “F”
which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and
abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)

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All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said 4
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., i
back patio-380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.
Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: —
Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept,
with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard.
The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the
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APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

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MURPHY TOWN ABACO

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family wooden structure, 25ft by 40
ft with asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen.
This house is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without repairs it. is not
-| more than about 5 years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of
§| approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane. ;

Appraisal: $72,250.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white.

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Lot No. 9, Workers Bank Subdivision .
All that lot of land being Lot No. 9, in the subdivision known as Workers Bank Subdivision situated in the western district of. New Providence, - id
Bahamas. Having an area of approximately 5,600 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a3 year old single storey single family residence comprising ¢
of approximately 1,220 sq., ft of enclosed living space and consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen, ventilation
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Appraisal: $176,494.50. ; 1

Travelling west on Harrold Road pass the round about of Sir Milo Butler Highway & take the 1st corner left between The Testing & Valuation i
building & The Workers Laundrymat, travel over the hill & the subject property will be located on the right side of the street painted all white,





Lot No. 359, Elizabeth Estates

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| All that lot of land being Lot No..359, in the subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas &
having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 22 year old single family residence comprising of approximately
871 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but appears to be
sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees

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Appraisal: $123,425.00

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Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates — Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma
Gibson Primary School & turn right — St. Vincent Ave. the subject property will be located on the next corner on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St.
Vincent Avenue painted all white.





Lot No. 4, Jimmy Hill, Great Exuma

All that piece parcel or lot of land comprising of Lot No. 4 (6:50 acres) situated in Jimmy Hill on the Island of Great Exuma, in The Bahamas. This 4
encompasses a single storey building of 8” L-L wood sitting 3x8 concrete slabs with approximately 1,915 sq. ft. of enclosed living space and consisting - rH
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining and kitchen. The building appears to be structurally weak and in bad condition due to salt air exposure. It 4
should be notes that the location of the residence close to.the ocean warrants constant maintenance. this property is zonned multi family. i
Appraisal: $1,363,631.20

This property is located about 8 miles northwest of the principle settlement, George Town on the Island of Great Exuma. a i



Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision

All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the subdivision known as Kennedy Subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas F
& having an area of approximately 4,158 sq. ft. located on the subject property is an approximately 30 year old single family residence comprising a
of approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining & kitchen. The land is on a grade & level;
however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possiblity of flooding during heavy rainy periods 3

Appraisal: $109,398.00



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Take the main entrance into Kennedy Subdivision from Soldier Road, travel all the way toward Pinewood Gardens, the take the last corner right
heading toward malcolm allotment the subject property will be the 5th house on the left side of the street painted light green trimmed dark green.

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Lot No. 2978/79, Sir Lynden Pindling Estates

all that lot of land being Lot No. 2978/79, in the subdivision known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estate situated in the southern district of New Providence,
Bahamas & having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single family residence comprising of
approximately 845 sq., ft of enclosed living space consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & utility room. The land is on a
grade & level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possiblity of flooding during heavy rainy periods

Appraisal: $134,508.00



Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway, turn through Lady Maguerite Pindling Ave. take the 2nd corner left then Ist left- Michelle Ave. the i
subject property will be about the 13th house on the right side of the street painted all yellow. i



BLACKWOOD, ABACO — Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates f

All that lot of land having an area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
Hills Estates, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is vacant land and is zonned residential - single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal

conditions.
a ; APPRAISAL: $219,354.40 Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to

Hillside Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right i
on orange Blossom Ave & the subject property is the 2nd on the left side. f

Appraisal: $65,000.00 4

The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point i
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is-a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed | All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract “A” &

living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured. | being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on 4
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and

Appraisal: $97,214.00 services available. 4

Appraisal: $65,832.00 f

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about midways .
through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located | This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard. district.

Sea

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NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal ;

Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation | All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and

with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district

as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.

said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. A
Appraisal: $290,000.00 4

Appraisai: $41,275.00 Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property i
. on the left hand side of the road near the pond.

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NEW PROVIDENCE

Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that fot of land paving an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the






No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES















subdivision. known as

an mn Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District

on the island of New

» Providence.
_Located on the = subject
“property is a newly con-

structed single storey structure
comprising 6,000 feet of living
space with a three Car Garage.
s 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a

The building |
ng. family room, kitchen, laundry and generator

half baths study, living/dini
room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay,
the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive.
seventh on the right hand side of the road.

take the road heading west into Westridge, take
Subject property will be about the

SLOSKLSSHTSSTOSGCHSLOFLOFTOGRKRSEROSES

Lot. #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00

A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit atthe front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet
of living space. . A middle. structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of
living space thats 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the

property up to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has

two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining hoe ee
areas and kitchen.

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Rd, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just
before reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road
after passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right
side of the road.



SHMOAHOCEMOERDOHSOHAORHODHEORHOH

LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
O

Appraisal

ny «ey The subject property

rg consisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square feet
lof floor area on the
ground floor, a porch
jarea of 437 square
feet and second floor
area of 735 square

FF SOLDIER ROAD

a












second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on
' opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.

HHCKRARHPAHSEHEORAOREMOEHHRARARHS

LOT #1440 GOLDEN GATES .
4 Located on this 6,000 square feet
‘property is a split level single
family dwelling comprising four
bedrooms, two and a_- half
bathrooms, living and dining
rooms, kitchen and TV room,
Attached to the main house is
two one bedroom apartments.



Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church,
Cedar Way, then take first corner on the right, Tangerine Street. Subject will be about
the second on the right hand side of the road.

DORKSRHODKEDOESORHOOESOREDRHOCH OE

Appraisal: $183,000.00

All that piece parcel or tot of
land with an area of
approximately 5,393 square feet
being lot number 1 of the
subdivision known as Canon
John Pugh Estates. Located on
the said property is a three-
year-old single family residence
of approximately 1, 200 square
feet of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, two
q bathrooms, living. dining, utility
~ rooms and kitchen.

Directions: Travelling on Fox Hill Road North off Prince Charles, take first corner on
the left, go pass Fox Dale entrance, pass Freddie Munnings Estates towards Saint
Augustine’s College, take first right, and the first right again, subject property is
located on the corner on the left side, painted olive green and white.

CANON JOHN PUGH ESTATES



















































- $303,000.00

“feet. The building is.
of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The ground floor
comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and family room. The

Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road

Appraisal: $335,000.00

*

NEW PROVIDENCE

Lot 3395/96
SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES



‘Appraisal: $197,000.00

All that area of land having an
area of approximately 6,000
square feet being lot number
3395/96 in the subdivision
known as Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates situated in the
southern district of the Island
of New Providence.

Located on this property is a
three years old single family
residence consisting
approximately 1,425 square
feet of living space inclusive of
three bedrooms, two

bathrooms, living, dining, utility rooms and kitchen.
Directions: Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway turn onto Lady Margurite

Pindling Avenue, Take the second corner on the left. Subject project will be the 15th
on the left painted orange, trimmed white.

DUPLEX
EMERALD RIDGE Appraisal: $189,000.00 »

All that lot of land having an area of
5,100 square feet (50x101) being
lot 54 of the Subdivision known as



Emerald Ridge, situate in the
Southern District - of New
| Providence. The property is

f elevated and on a level grade and
zoned as_— single/multi family
f residential. Located. on the subject
property is a 25-30 year old duplex
apartment consisting of
approximately 1,325 square feet of
|enclosed living. space. Each
apartment comprises two

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

Directions: From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christie Academy, take corner all the

way towards Red Land Acres. Subject is located on the left going over the hill,
painted white trimmed light blue.

RRIPRHKHFROGCORFHAGHRHSMHGHRRGSFROGRB

2 Storey House

VISTA MARINA Appraisal: $686,374.40

All that lot of land having an area of

6,794 square feet, of the

‘ - subdivision known as Vista Marina,
_ situate in the Western District of

New Providence. The property is on
‘a level grade and zoned as single
family residential, Located on the
subject property is a 7-year-old
single family two storey residence
consisting of approximately 2,756
square feet of enclosed living
space. The ground floor comprises
one bathroom, laundry room, dining
room, sunken living room, family

room, Kitchen, entrance and rear porch. The first floor comprises three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony overlooking the. ocean, The
Master bedroom is very large and features a walk in cedar lined closet.
Windows are double glazed hurricane impact. Ventilation is by central air-
conditioning and ceiling fans.



Directions: Take West Bay Street heading West te Go Slow Bend, continue West just
eee reaching the Moorings. Subject is located on the left hand side of West Bay
treet. ;

SHKROGRISEHVSOFROTROSERESHEHEEROTHEOS

Incomplete Apartment Building, Lot B
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD Appraisal: $391,000.00

Located on the subject property of
9,500 square feet, is a proposed
five unit apartment complex of
approximately 4,729 square feet of
enclosed living space. The space
consist of unit #1 consisting of two
- two bedrooms, one bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen for a total of
690 square feet of enclosed living
space each. Units two and four
consists of one bedroom, one
bathroom, living, dining and kitchen
for a total of approximately 440

square feet of enclosed living space each. Unit 5 will consist of 3
bedrooms, powder room, living, dining, kitchen, family room, breakfast bar
and laundry.






Directions: From Fox Hill Road, take Yamacraw Hill Road, proceed approximately 1.7
miles pass Port New Providence, subject property is on the Southern side of the road
fenced in.










LOT 907 Appraisal: $50,000.00
PINEWOOD GARDENS SUBDIVISION

All that area of land having an area of approximately 5,000 square feet
being lot number 907.
Directions: From East Street South, take Sapodilla Boulevard, turn onto Wild Guava

Street, turn left onto Cascarilla Street. Continue travelling East. Subject property is
vacant lot between house 906 and 908.



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034 -— E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com or

PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077 — E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
Fax: 356-3851 - send bids to P. O. Box N-7518 Rosetta Street, Nassau, Bahamas


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FREEPORT

FREEPORT



Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
Appraisal: $718,000.00

FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA



Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two
incomplete buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet
inclusive of Living and dining area with full service kitchen three
bedrooms inclusive of Master bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

RRHSRSORESHHSRASSRSSRHHHASAAHBARD

Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA __ Appraisal: $337,000.00



All that lot of land having an area of 16, §33 sq. ft. belrig lot No. 37 of
the subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and
Bahamia Section 4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on
this property is a structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure
which covers approximately (3,058) square feet, Apartment consisting
of two 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath,
spacious living and dining room, full service kitchen, a laundry and
utility room, foyer/hallway with linen and storage closet. The property
is fully secured by six foot plastic coated chain-link fence runs along
the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot wall, with 5 foot
pillars at front with electronic gate. i?

RSESFRASGMHSSASHRAGSLISSKSSUAGHRHHPRS

Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00
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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and jaundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

PHOKHHEHRSORSORESEESOKRSORHHARHSHRS

Lot 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00

The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a



sunken living room with
fireplace: and chimney, a
dining area, a_ full service

kitchen, a family room with
adjoining laundry and storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a
hallway bathroom. Three auxillary bedrooms with closets and a master
bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom.

SHKKEEASORHORHSOHRKOTHHOHNSHHBIAHSE

Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built 1,900,
square feet of living space single °
family dwelling comprising an |,
entrance porch, four bedrooms, ©
two bathrooms and kitchen; a _
living, dining, powder and laundry |
room with adequate closet and
storage space.

Appraisal: $219,614.00
=




DERBY
UNTT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a single
family residential area.











-single/multi family property is a 20-

The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is

3,645 square feet of living accommodations,
baths, with laundry and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest
cottage of 600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket
fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property,



Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Located on this .35 of an acre
property is a sixteen-year-old
single family residence
comprising four bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining,
storage, utility and laundry
rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and den, The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.

Appraisal: $254,355.00



SHRLOGROHREGPROOROHREOREOHROHRLS

Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE

The subject jot contains an
approximate area of (17,789 sq.
ft) seventeen thousand seven
hundred and eighty nine sq. ft. or
41 of an acre, Situated thereon
is a single storey, single family
dwelling ‘OF conventional
concrete blocks and poured
concrete,

Accommodations are three
bedrooms, three and a_ half
baths, living, dining, full service kitchen with centre island stove with a
snack counter opened into a family room, exiting to an opened patio at
the rear. Adjourning the patio is a study, laundry room and single car
garage. The structure contains approximately 2,567 sq. ft of living space,

Appraisal: $245,827.00



NEW PROVIDENCE



LOT 238 SUN CLOSE Appraisal: $136,000.00

SUNSHINE PARK

Located on this 4,200 square feet

year-old building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting approxi-
mately 2,198 square feet of enclosed
space. The structure was formerly
used as a retail store and storage
facility,

Directions: Fram Golden Gates Shopping Genie: Baillou Hill Road. Take the third
corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the second Right then
First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on the Right white trimmed
black. *



AROKSAHKSRHKLEKFORFORSSRAHKSARKSRHKAK

ABACO MAKE US AN OFFER

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN
CROWN ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO

The property is 89 x 100 ft
and rectangular in shape. The
land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above
road level and approximately
25. ft. above sea level.
Located on this property is a



twenty-year-old . three
bedroom, two bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
laundry room house. The
structure requires much
attention,

EXUMA

-CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130

EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00



athoan

developed \
area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a resiclence Spins sed of

inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2

FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034 — E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com or

PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077 - E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com

Fax: 356-3851 -



Fe bids to P. O. Box N-7518 RE Street, Nassau, Bahamas

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Look past volatility
in investing Overseas

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
WN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side



igen!
SUPREME COURT 00338

First Plaintiff
d Ro CBS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD
wae Second Plaintitt
AND.
ARLINGTON EDGECOMBE

Firat Defendant

CORAL CREEK INVESTMENT FUND
Second Defendant

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, Queen of the
of the Bahamas and of her other reaims and territories. Head of



¢ ‘ Ny TO: Artington Edgecom
g a ¢ Eisenhower Close, Switon Heights
P.O, Box CR-56766

ae Nassau, The

spe TO: Coral Creek Investment Fund
Elasnhower Close Winton Hoights
P.O, Box CR-S6768

Naseau, The Bahamas

. WE COMMAND YOU that within Fourteen Oa: days after wis of this
ak)" ‘writ on you, inciusive of the day of such service, you do cause an eppearance to

. be entered for you in en action at the suit of Conville Brown and CSB
Management Company Ltd., #72 Collins Avenue, P.O, Box N-4296, Nassau,
The Bahamas address for service Is Messrs Halsbury Charnbers, Halsbury
Commercial Contre, Village Road North, P. O. Box CR-56766, Suite 548 Nassau,
The Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiffs.

pie take notice that In defeuit of your 80 doing the Plaintiff may procead tnaroin,
and judgment may be given in your absanoa.

eee Het Our net Justice of Ow

WITNESS, the Honourable Justices
AO, i the your of

af the Bahamas tho day of
Que Lord Two Thousand and ight,

REGISTRAR



8.8, - Thin Writ may not bs served more then 12 calendar month mfler the
above dates untass renewed by Order of tha Court.

4 eX + DIRECTIONS FOR ENTERING APPEARANCE
09

S86 2 The defeadant may enter appeerance personaly or Dy attomey wither by handing
» pees tn the soon Sooner suly completed, at the Registry of the Suprame Coun.

j A Square, in the City of Nassau in the islend of New Providence, or by
{sending tham to shat affice by post.




The First PtaintitY is and was at 23 material finvea 9 procticing
physician and caniiatogiat in the Commanowosith nf tha Reharmas
806 the Second Plaintiff is a compsny incorporated under the
Companies Act. Chapter 3028 of re Stetus Laws of Ths Sanames
and carrying on business in the xforesaid Commonweatth,

At aif mateda} times the Firat Defendant is and was the President |
and CEO of the Second Oatendant. The Secand Defendant is and
was ot all material Imes an invastmont Company.

At all material times the Plaintitfs were approached dy the
Defendants to act as an Investment Consuttant to the assist with an
investment scheme to raise capital in the amount of US$18.14

Mittion.

On or adout the 6° August, A.D., 2007, the First Defendant wrote
the Plaintiff's, Business Consultant to outline the torts of its service
to the Plaintiffs, inter alla, the following:-

«

f@ We will compte from information supplied to us by you,
& complete and comprenensive Package of Your
Financing application for presentation to our investors
fo raise capital in the amount of US$18.1 Millian,

(b} Upon completion of tre package, we will meet with you
fo review itin tts antirety, to ensuce that you are pleased
with H and thet the facts contained therein are true and
correct and in accordance with the information yaw
supplied.

{3}: We wilt be responsibje for the preparation ot aff
documents with regard te the financing and wilt pay alt
Joga} and other related costs sssociated therewith.

(i) We will meet with the investors on your bahalf and wilt
negotiate with them to secure the most favorabie terms
possible. We wilt update you on en ongeing basis, as to
the progress of the financing process and wilt advise
you of any problems and or queries that may arise and
will work along with you to address them.

{e}) . Once the financing package is reviewed by the investors

{ : "and they are satisfied that they will be tnterested in

i a 4 > providing, financing, a letter, of Intent. will be jssued. At

’ 5 % the time the fetter is issued, any further questions or

jc Merlgg that the Jnvestor may nave at that time, wilt be

raised and a time frame given in which answers are fo
be received.

rts] Once the ftems are addressed and the investors are

satisfied, a term sheet will then be issued, outtining the

final terms and conditions for the financing.



When alf of the proliminary work fs completed and the
‘terms and conditions have been agreed to, a final
commitment for flaancing wilt be issued. We witl meet
with you to complete the final due diligence and agree
on a date end location for closing.

The Plaintiffs intend to produce the said Engagement Latter at Trial for its

full terms and effect. :

8, By an agreement dated the 6" day of August, A.D., 2607 and made
between the Plaintiffs and the Detendants, the First Plaintiff and
First Defendant entered into a Non-Circurvention, Non-Disclosure
and Working Agreement.

Tho Plainittls intend to produce the said Agreement at Trist for its full tenas

ang effect. :

6. By an Conditional Retainer Refund Agroement dated the 16° day of



August, 2007, made between the First Plaintiff and the First
Defendant, the First Defendant acknowledged receipt of the sum of
$7,500.00 {hereinafter called “the said sum’) paid by the Plaintiffs
to the First Defendant and agreed to return ta the said sum to the

; Piaintiffs should the Defendants be unsuccessful in providing the

* 1 ek funding of Two Million.

: Ge By a second Conditionat Retainer Refund Agreement dated the 28°
day of August 2007 made between the First Plaintiff and the First
Defendant, the First Defendant further acknowledges receipt of an
additional sur of $7,500.00 paid by the Pleintiffs to the First
Defendant ,

The Plaintiffs intend to produce the said Agreements af Tria! tor their fult

"terms and affect.

.B. On or about the 16” and the 28™ day of August, A.O., 2007, the
Plaintiis paki to the Defendants the sums of $7,500.00,
respectively for its services ta be done pursuant to paragraph 4. |

et 4 9. No part of the said service or works has been carried out or done.

10. By reason of the facts and matters hereinbefore set out in
paregraph 4 the sald sums have not been repaid to the Plaintiffs.
wholly or in part.

11. in the premises the Defendants became and are fiable to repay the
aggregate sum of $15,000.00 to the Plaintiffs,

42) ‘« Despite written request from the Plaintiff and their Attorneys,

Ay ;
Rcd il “January, A.D., 2008 and the 29, 26 , 23% and 21% November,

‘ A.D.,2007, respectively, the Defendants have wrongfully refused

and neglected to repay the said sum of $15,000.00 or any sum.

43. By reason of the aforesaid the Plaintiffs claim the said sum of

$15,000.00 from the First and Second Defendants

14, Further the Plaintiffs claim interest pursuant to the Civil

Procedure(Award) Interest Act, 1992 on all such sums as may be
found due to the Plaintiffs at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from
29" November, A.D., 2007 the date of demand or alternatively at
such rate and for such period as the Court thinks fit.

AND the Plaintiff claims:

{i) the sum of $15,000.00 as set out in paragraph 11 herein
together with interest thereon as set out in paragraph 14 herein

“ Gii) Interest; and

(tj) Further other relief the Court thinks just; and

“-@) Costs.

Dated this 14” day of February, A.D., 2008
(Broun .

HALSBURY CHAMBERS
HALSBURY COM) CIAL CENTRE
VILLAGE ROAD, NORTH
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS



j ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF

ya This wit was issucd by HALSBURY CHAMBERS whose address for service is
{ Habbary Commercial Centre, Village Road, North, P. O, Box CR-56766 Suite #548,
¥ '‘ Nassan, The Bahamas, Attorneys for the Ptaintiffs.

ES

fl By TIM PARADIS.
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a
scary time for Americans to
take their money. outside the
country, not simply because. the
weak dollar has made travel
more expensive, but because
the volatility that has plagued
Wall Street for nearly a year
has also touched many invest-
ments abroad.

Stock markets in corners of
Europe are down roughly 15
per cent to 25 per cent for the
year and in parts of Asia, more
than 50 per cent. But pullbacks
do bring opportunity and so,
even with further declines,
investors who take a long-term
view could come out ahead. -

Some of the top headline-get-
ters are now drawing attention

“for the scope of their pullbacks.

China, with a burgeoning mid-
dle class the size of the entire
US population, still might make
a powerful case for growth but
China region mutual funds were
off 25.4 per cent in the first half
of the year, according to fund
tracker Lipper Inc.

Analysts say the key to
investing abroad is to have a
mix of investments and not put
too much money in | any one
market.

Vladimir Milev, an invest-
ment analyst at Metzler/Pay-
den-Financial, looked at Europe
and said investments from
developed markets in Western

Europe and those still develop- .

ing in Eastern Europe would
likely work best for many
investors. But investors should
realize, he said, that differences
can be stark even within one
region. Growth seen in Poland
and Russia, for example, is well
ahead of that of markets in
Estonia and Hungary.

Just as in the US, investing
abroad used to be an easier call.
The magic markets that could
juice a portfolio with double-
digit returns are harder to come
by. A more careful approach is
needed now that all markets are
hot simply going up, Milev said.

“Know what you’re buying
and why you’re buying it,” he
said.

The pitfalls of investing in
only one or two countries can

be severe, said Bill Rocco, a
senior analyst at investment
research provider Morningstar
Inc., pointing to pullbacks in
China and India this year.

“People who overinvested in
those have had a very rough
eight months,” he said. “It’s a
reminder that there’s no per-
fect market. Everything goes uP
and down.”

Rocco thinks fiindamentally
that it’s wise for investors to put
money outside the US because
of all the opportunity.

“There are lot of great com-
panies out there,” he said. “You
want exposure to them and the
way to do that is through inter-
national funds.”

But Rocco also noted that
investing abroad isn’t an easy
way to dodge the troubles at
home.

“You shouldn’t expect your
foreign funds to be in the black
when your domestic ones are

' in the red,” he said, but added,
- “over time, I think you'll get

some diversification value.”
He suggested that investors

looking to build their foreign

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eign large capitalization stocks.
While most companies will
come from developed markets,
foreign large cap funds often
draw about 10 per cent of their
holdings from emerging mar-
kets.

And balancing international
investments doesn’t simply
mean hopscotching from one
country to the other — just as
you shouldn’t bounce from one
US stock or sector to another.

“You want to be conscious of
your geographic diversification
but also your sector and style
diversification,” he said.

Eric Thaller, portfolio man-
ager of the Schwab Interna-
tional Core Equity Fund, said
investors are too often focused
on short-term moves of mar-
kets, again, just as they can be
when looking at US markets.
He recommends adding fixed
amounts to overseas holdings
at regular intervals, an investing
technique known as dollar-cost
averaging that helps avoid the
emotion of daily ups and downs
in the markets.

And, even with the volatility
around the globe, they should-
n’t be shy about venturing over-
seas right now.

“T do think it’s a good time to
start beginning to put money in
the market. Is there the poten-
tial that we could see some fur-
ther losses? Absolutely,” he
said. “Over a longer-term hori-
zon, I think investors would be
well-served by investing in what
appears to be a bear market.”

Florida
spends
$224m on

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-fund=

@ By BILL KACZOR
Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Florida
(AP) — Florida will pay $224
million to Berkshire Hathaway
Inc. for a guarantee that the
state can borrow up to $4 billion
if necessary to help cover future
losses by its emergency hurri-
cane insurance fund.

Governor Charlie Crist and
Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink reluctantly voted to
approve the deal Tuesday. The
State Board of Administration’s
third member, Attorney Gen-
eral Bill McCollum, voted no.

“It is a $224 million opportu-
nity for Berkshire Hathaway to
make money on us,” McCollum

' said. “I just don’t think it’s a

good deal for the state.”

That’s because there’s only a
three to four per cent chance
the state will ever need the
money, he said. McCollum said
he also thought the federal gov-
ernment would give the state
low interest loans and other
help if disaster should strike.

The agreement with Berk-
shire Hathaway, the conglom-
erate headed by billionaire
investor Warren Buffett, will
allow the emergency borrowing
by Florida Hurricane Catastro-
phe Fund, which provides back-
stop coverage for insurance
companies.

State officials were worried
that without the guarantee,
which would kick in if losses
exceed $25 billion, the fund
might be unable to borrow such
large sums due to the tight cred-
it market.

Sink said she also once ques-
tioned the wisdom of the deal
but was swayed by the state’s
recent efforts to float a smaller
bond issue to cover 2005 storm
losses.

“We had an enormous
amount of difficulty in placing
that $625 million this summer
at a pretty pricey rate,” Sink
said.

“J guess that just, gave me a
great deal of pause.’

Crist also said he’d like to
spend the money on other
things such as school teachers,
but that the deal would help
him sleep better.

“The kind of things that keep
you awake at night as a gover-
nor are what might come to our
state and the risks that may
occur,” Crist said.

Berkshire Hathaway didn’t
immediately respond to an e-
mail seeking comment.

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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 17B



Ge a ee

Sugar executives ‘warned’
on plant’s ‘shocking’ safety

m@ By BEN EVANS
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
An executive at a sugar com-
pany faulted for a deadly refin-
ery accident in February said
he found such “shocking” and
“disgraceful” conditions at the
Georgia plant last year that he
warned his superiors that a fatal
disaster was likely.

But Imperial Sugar Co. exec-
utives responded that he was
being overzealous and told him
to back off, he said. A month
later, an explosion ripped
through the plant in Port Went-
worth, Ga., killing 13 workers
and injuring dozens more.

“It was without a doubt the
dirtiest and most dangerous
manufacturing plant I had ever
come to,” said Graham H Gra-
ham, who toured the facility
shortly after being hired in
November as Imperial’s vice
president of operations. “I stat-
ed that I believed a fatal disaster
would befall the refinery if a
fundamental change in the way
the plant was operated did not
take place.”

Graham’s comments came at
a hearing before the Senate
Health, Education, Labour and

Pensions subcommittee on
workplace safety, which is
reviewing the accident to deter-
mine if tighter regulations are
needed to protect workers from
combustible dust hazards.

Investigators say the explo-
sion was fueled by excessive
accumulations of dust that was
probably ignited when a large
bucket used to haul sugar in a
silo elevator broke loose and
struck the metal siding, causing
a spark.

Last week, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administra-
tion proposed nearly $9 million
in fines against Imperial for
what it said were willful and
egregious safety violations. If
sustained, the fines would be
the agency’s third-highest on
record.

OSHA says criminal charges
are also possible.

Imperial,’ based in Sugar
Land, Texas, is contesting the
citations. CEO John Sheptor
declined to appear at Tuesday’s

hearing but issued a written

statement defending the com-
pany’s safety record. The com-
pany also released e-mails
showing that Graham reported
progress after his initial evalua-
tion, saying in one January e-

mail, for example, that workers
had made “enormous improve-
ment.”

In an interview Monday,
Sheptor said Graham has
“exaggerated numerous things
regularly about our facilities”
and suggested that Graham was
trying to protect himself from
being blamed for the accident.

Graham said Tuesday he was
hired to oversee general opera-
tions and he intervened with
safety warnings even though he
is not the top safety officer.

He told lawmakers that the
Georgia refinery — the second-
largest in the US — was littered
with debris and sugar dust.
Electrical equipment had miss-
ing safety covers, and motors
and controls were encrusted
with sugar, he said. Fire protec-
tion gear was “sheathed in dust
so thick it was impossible to
determine if it was operable,”
he said, and employees said
they could not remember the
last time they participated in
fire drills.

Graham said he found similar
conditions at an Imperial refin-
ery in Gramercy, La., which was
also cited in OSHA’s investiga-
tion.

He acknowledged that con-
ditions improved after his ini-
tial reports, including the imme-
diate firing of the Georgia plant
manager. But he said he warned

superiors that the job was not
finished.

Democrats say the blast —
the latest in a series of fatal dust
accidents in recent years —
highlights the need for new fed-
eral safety regulations. The
House passed legislation in
April that would force OSHA
to adopt new standards specifi-
cally targeting dust.

But OSHA head Edwin
Foulke told the panel that the
Imperial findings bolster the
Bush administration’s position
that regulations aren’t neces-
sarily the cure. Although
OSHA has not ruled out a new
standard, he said, the investiga-
tion shows that existing regula-
tions are broad enough to cover
dust hazards.

“It shows ... that the system
works,” he said. “It wouldn’t
have mattered if we had a com-
bustible dust, standard. This

accident would have hap-

pened.”

Independent safety experts
disagreed, arguing that the gen-
eral violations that OSHA cited
— such as for poor maintenance
— do not provide enough guid-
ance to address the specific haz-
ards posed by dust and that
employees don’t understand the
severity of the threat.

John Bresland, chairman of
the US Chemical Safety Board,

have been prevented with stiffer
regulations.

In a 2006 study, Bresland’s
agency found that 281 industri-
al dust fires and explosions
between 1980 and 2005 caused
119 deaths and more than 718
injuries.

Since the study, he said, 82
additional dust accidents have
occurred.

“OSHA has failed to respond
proactively,” said subcommit-
tee Chairwoman Patty Murray,
D-Wash. “These penalties come
far too late for the 13.\workers
who died.”

May home
prices drop by
record 15.8%

NEW YORK (AP) — Home
prices tumbled by the steepest
rate ever in May, according to a
closely watched housing index
released Tuesday, as the hous-
ing slump deepened nationwide.

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-
Shiller 20-city index dropped by
15.8 per cent in May compared

with a year ago, a record decline

since its inception in 2000. The
10-city index plunged 16.9 per
cent, its biggest decline in its
21-year history.

No city in the Case-Shiller 20-

' city index saw price gains in

May, the second straight month
that’s happened.

The monthly indices have not
recorded an overall home price
increase in any month since
August 2006.

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RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

| RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #187,

Twynam Heights Subdivision situated in the Eastern District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single
Family Residence consisting of 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.

Property Size 8,000 sq ft
Building Size: 2,688 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS

LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 1148”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,

Friday 8th August, 2008.

B RBC
| FINCO

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot duplex off
Rocky Pine Road situated in Western District on the Island of

New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of

the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a duplex apartment consisting

of 2 Bedroom, | Bath.

Property Size 4,875 sq ft
Building Size: 1,716 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in

a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS

LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,

addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.

O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 1363”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,

Friday 08th August, 2008.



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‘NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #723,
Pinewood Gardens situated in the Western District on the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single Family consisting
of 3 bedrooms, 2 Bathroom.

Property Size 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,064 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in

a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 0975”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 8th August, 2008.



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

| “ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No.4, BIk#11,

Miller’s Heights Subdivision situated in Southern District on
the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the

. Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single

Family Residence consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom with
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment .

Property Size 7,500 sq ft
Building Size: 1,390 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.

O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 2477”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 08th August, 2008.

said the Georgia accident could

NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot I situate off

Jean Street situated in the Eastern District on the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence
consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size 6,161 sq ft
Building Size: 1,136 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 2901”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 8th August, 2008.



_. NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #53 Lower
Bogue, situated on one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size 10,782 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre,
P. O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender
8014”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 08th, August, 2008.

RBC
FINCO

Ne

ise.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

| RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot southside
of Joe Farrington Road situated in Eastern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant
Land.

Property Size 6,000 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre,
P. O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender
2813”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 08th August, 2008.



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Starbucks to
cut about 1,000

non-store jobs"

NEW YORK (AP) — Star-
bucks Corporation, which
already plans to shut 600

- stores, said Tuesday it is also
cutting almost 1,000 non-store
jobs as part of its bid to re-
aed rCem Come CU TC

‘its profit by cutting costs.

In a letter to all employees,

Schultz said the gourmet coffee
chain is reducing the number
of positions and partners across
the country. The jobs being cut
are in addition to the layoffs
from the store closures. Star-
bucks has said it will shut down
600 underperforming locations,
the first 50 of which are being

Chief Executive Howard closed this month.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXANDIA INNOCENT
of MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, P.O. BOX
AB-20291, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 24TH day of JULY 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF BLANCHE
COLE a.k.a. BLANCHE BIANCE
COLE late of Lyford Cay in the
Western District of the Island
of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.






































NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly
certified in writing to the Undersigned on or
before the 15th August, 2008, after which
date the Executor will proceed. to distribute
the’assets Having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given ‘that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or before
the date hereinbefore metioned.



HIGGS & JOHNSON
Chambers

Ocean Centre.
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executor







- BUSINESS

Democrats demand

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the resignation of
environmental chief —

@ By DINA CAPPIELLO
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Four Pea senators
called Tuesday
Johnson to resign as adminis-
trator of the Environmental
Protection Agency and asked
Attorney General Michael
Mukasey to begin an investiga-
tion into whether he lied in tes-
timony to a Senate committee.

The senators, all members of

the Environment and Public .

Works Committee, said John-
son — the first career scientist
to head the agency — had
repeatedly succumbed to polit-



2008.

CFA L”

or Stephen .

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, SHENEAK BRENET BRICE
of Stapledon Gardens, P.O. Box CB-11377, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to SHENEQUE BRENETTE
BRICE. If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, 2O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE

ESTATE OF THE LATE
YVONNE DEBORAH DIANNE DAVIS

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against the
above-named Estate are requested to-send
_ the same duly certified to the undersigned
on or before the 21st day of August, A.D.

And Notice is hereby also given that at the
expiration of the time above-mentioned the
assets of the deceased will be distributed
among the persons entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which the
Executor shall then have had notice.

- MORTIMER & CO.
ATTORNEYS FOR THE EXECUTOR
CHAMBERS
4th FLOOR, DOCKENDALE HOUSE
WEST BAY STREET
NASSAU, N.P.
THE BAHAMAS

ical pressure on decisions vital
to protecting health and the
environment. ,

In a letter the senators sent to
Mukasey on Tuesday, they also
allege that Johnson made false
statements before the commit-
tee in January when he. said
that he alone had decided Cal-
ifornia should not regulate the
gases blamed for global warm-
ing from motor vehicles.

A former top EPA official
told'the committee earlier this
month that the administrator
initially decided to grant a par-
tial waiver to the state, but lat-
er changed his mind under
pressure from the White






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House.

“We have lost all confidence -

in Stephen Johnson’s ability to
carry out EPA’s mission under
the law,” Environment Com-
mittee Chairwoman Barbara
Boxer, D-Calif., told reporters.
Boxer was joined by Sen.
Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen.
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.,
and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-
N.J., in calling for Johnson’s
resignation. They said Johnson
should step down because he
has ignored the advice of the
agency’s own scientists on the
regulation of numerous air pol-
lutants and stonewalled con-
gressional oversight.
“Administrator Stephen
Johnson is a failure,” said

Whitehouse: It would be “a dis- .

grace to allow this administra-

tor to slink off stage with the —

rest of the administration.”
The four Democrats signed
the letter to Mukasey.





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Jonathan Shradar, Johnson’s
press secretary, said Tuesday
that the administrator would
“continue to lead this agency
undistracted by the Boxer and
Whitehouse show.”

Responding to the allegations
that Johnson made misleading
statements, Shradar said: “He
had a lot of input from a lot of
different people. No he was not
lying. Did the White House
give input, I would imagine it
did. But the decision was his
and he made it alone.”

Earlier this year, the Sierra
Club and Friends of the Earth,
both environmental advocacy
groups, pressed Johnson to step
down.

Oklahoma Sen. James
Inhofe, the environment com-
mittee’s top Republican, issued
a brief rebuttal Tuesday, say-
ing, “This is simply more elec-
tion year politicking. Nothing
more need be said.”
















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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 19B








a)
of hope in
TA TUT
a

NEW YORK (AP) —A
private research group says
that Americans remain the
most pessimistic about the
economy since the tail end
of the last prolonged reces-
sion 16 years ago.

But economists warn that
the slight uptick, which
reverses a six-month slide
since January, is likely to be
only temporary and doesn’t
signal the beginning of a ral-



























The Conference Board
saic Tuesday that its Con-
sumer Confidence Index
stands at 51.9 for’ July —
about half of what it was a
year ago and still the lowest
since the index registered
54.6 in October 1992, when
the economy was coming
out of a recession. |

But the reading was
slightly higher than the
revised 51.0 level for June
and a bit better than the 50
economists expected. Still,
economists were cautious.



US Steel 20
profit more
than doubles

PITTSBURGH (AP) —
United States Steel Corpora-
tion said Tuesday that its sec-
ond-quarter profit more than
doubled and it expects contin-
ued robust growth in the third
quarter because of surging
demand and higher prices.

The Pittsburgh-based steel
producer also raised its quar-
terly dividend 20 per cent, and
the company’s shares shot up
more than 14 per cent. oe

Substantial price increases
across US Steel’s three busi-
ness ségments — flat-rolled,
European operations and tubu-
lar — outpaced increases in the
cost of raw materials, the com-
pany said.

Shipments also reached
record levels, with mills oper-
ating at high output rates in
North America and Europe.

Oil tits seven-
week low on
flemand worries,
dollar gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil
prices tumbled more than $2 a
barrel Tuesday, finishing at
their lowest level in seven
weeks as a stronger dollar and
beliefs that record prices are
eroding the world’s thirst for
energy sparked another dra-
matic sell-off.

The drop ~ which surpassed
$4 a barrel at one point during
the day — was a throwback to
oil’s nosedive over the past two
weeks and outweighed supply
concerns touched off by a mil-
itant attack Monday on two

Nigerian crude pipelines. It was _

oil’s seventh decline in the last
10 sessions.

Light, sweet crude for Sep-
tember delivery fell $2.54 to
settle at $122.19 on the New
York Mercantile Exchange. It
was the lowest settlement price
for a front-month contract
since June 10.

Earlier, prices fell to $120.42,
also the lowest level since June
10. Oil has now fallen more
than $25 from its trading high
of $147.27, reached July 11.

INSIGHT

For stories behind news,
read /nsight Mondays

@ By RACHEL BECK
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Just
for a minute let’s set aside all
the bad things plaguing the
financial world. Even in these
gloomy times, there’s some
good news worth checking out.

The economy is still grow-
ing, though slowly.

Corporate earnings are com-
ing in stronger than expected.

Higher prices aren’t showing
up in every last thing we buy.

The credit storm isn’t as ter-
rible as it might look.

These factors might not pre-

_ vent the economy from slip-

ping into a recession or even
fuel big stock gains. They are
more like a glimpse of hope
that things may not be as awful
as they feel.

It may be hard to see much
good in this sea of trouble. The
housing market collapse, the
credit crisis and soaring energy
and food prices are hurting
many consumers and corpora-
tions.

All that has taken its toll on
economic growth, which has
decelerated in the last year. But
remember: US gross domestic
product still remains positive,
and new data expected to be
released on Thursday will like-
ly show a slight gain in second-
quarter growth to a pace of
around two per cent.

That rise may help explain
why corporate earnings haven’t

_ fallen apart. Just weeks ago,

forecasts were for the second-
quarter earnings season be a
complete bust. Stock investors
were selling off shares on
expectations companies would-
n’t weather the ugly combina-
tion of soaring costs and cash-
strapped customers.

For some in corporate












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BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
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as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
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31ST day of JULY 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

America, the reality has been
that bad — airlines, financial
firms, toy companies, restau-
rants and more have certainly
limped through their latest
batch of earnings.

But not everyone is in dire .

straights. Of the more than 200
companies in the Standard &
Poor’s 500 stock index that
have reported quarterly earn-
ings so far, more than 70 per
cent have topped expectations
—well above the historical aver-
age over the last decade of 63
per cent, according to Bespoke
Investment Group.

Naysayers would likely argue
that earnings estimates had
been beaten down so much
that they were easy to top, but
there is more going on than just
that. Some companies out there
are figuring out how to man-
age this tough environment. .

Among them is IBM Corp.,
which saw its second-quarter

profit jump a better-than- |

expected 22 per cent. The
Armonk, NY-based technology
company’s services division,
which sells to companies look-
ing to cut costs or better man-
age their information technol-
ogy infrastructure, helped fuel
the gains. That business has
held up remarkably well for
IBM despite fears that the eco-
nomic downturn in the US has
pinched off corporate spend-
ing.

Also surprising: The infla-
tion picture so far this summer
isn’t as troublesome as the
soaring food and fuel costs
might lead one to believe.

So far, many companies
aren’t passing along their
increased costs to consumers.
They recognize that the finan-
cially strained public — which
is already contending with $4 a
gallon for gas and for milk —




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HEALTH SERVICES

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Invitation For Tenders

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for
the following Contracted Services for the Department of
Environmental Health Services.

1. Operation and Maintenance of the San Salvador Sanitary :

Landfill

Interested parties may obtain further information, including
eligibility to participate and may collect the bidding
document upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
$100.00, as of Monday, July 14th, 2008. From:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road
Nassau, The Bahamas

Department of Environmental Health Services
San Salvador,
The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No: (242) 322-
8073. Between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday

to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque of cash.

will balk at paying more for
everything else.

For evidence, compare the
consumer price index’s head-
line number, which includes
food and fuel, to the core num-
ber, which strips it out. The
headline number in June rose
1.1 per cent; the core rose 0.3
per cent. The spread between
the two — which works out to
0.8 percentage point — is rarely
so big. It has happened less
than one per cent of the time in
the last 48 years, according to
research by Merrill Lynch.

“Inflation is all the rage even
through it remains a two-trick
pony between food and fuels,”
said Merrill Lynch chief North
American economist David
Rosenberg. “The story beneath
the story is that there remains,
seven years into this commod-
ity explosion, an unbelievable
lack of pass-through into the











































































New Providence
|. Vacant lot #1038
(6,000sq. ft.)}-Garden

3. Lot #4B, Blk #1
(50’x100’) with two
storey 4 units building
west of Family St off
Solider Rd (Appraised
Value $238,000.00)

4.- Vacant lot #147
(10,557sq. fi.)-
Munnings Dr & Roy
West Lane Southern
Heights (Appraised
Value $90,000.00)

Lots #3 & #4
(50’x100"), Bik #47

_ w/duplex & shop. ..
(1,532sq. ft.}-Forbes St
Nassau Village
(Appraised Value

_ $120,000.00)

6. Lots #29 & #30,
(50°x100’), BIk #47
w/building (1,140sq.
ft.)}-Matthew St, Nassau
Village (Appraised
Value $86,820.00)

7. Lots. #5 & #6
(150’x 100°) w/hse--
Silver Palm Ln Imperial
Park (Appraised Value
$313,650.00)

Andros

8. Lot #119 (22, 500sq.
ft.) w/complex (3,440sq.
ft.}-Sir Henry Morgan
Dr Andros Beach
Colony Sub Nicholls’s
Town Andros
(Appraised Value
$322,909.00)

9. Beach front lot
(9,000sq. ft.)
w/building (2,100sq.
ft.) ~ Pinders Mangrove
Cay Andros
(Appraised Value
$200,000.00)

10. Property (4,344sq. ft.)
w/duplex (1,174sq. ft.)-
Fresh Creek Central
Andros (Appraised
Value $96,640.00)

{ 1. Vacant property
150’x150° in the

settlement of
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$15,000.00)
Grand Bahama

12. Vacant Lot #8 BIk #12
Unit #3 (11,250sq.

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rest of the pricing system.”

It will be important to watch
in the months ahead whether
that begins to change and com-
panies can no longer swallow
the price increases from their
suppliers and have to pass them
onto their customers.

_ While inflation has been a
big concern, there are also

-mounting fears about credit

conditions. Among the worries

is whether there will be a surge

in bankruptcies,.as business
and consumers struggle to pay
off their loans.

The good news is that the
default rates in commercial
loans and credit cards, while
up, remain within historical
norms. Lord Abbett senior
economist and market strate-
gist Milton Ezrati notes that
default rates on commercial
and industrial loans were 0.69
per cent in the three months

~| BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas ‘
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

PROPERTIES
Hills #3. (Appraised
Value $35,000.00)

Lot #338 (60°x97.24’) ,
w/hse (1,735sq. ft.-

fA.)}-Henny Ave Derby
Sub Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$131,700.00)
13. Vacant 11,250sq. ft. lot
"#19, BIk #22, Unit 5~
Lincoln Green Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$30,000.00)
14. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit
#3 (90°x125’)—Derby
Sub Grand Bahama
. {Appraised Value
.» $23,000.00) gag
15. Vacant lot #25, Bik
#15 (17,866sq. ft.
Cutwater Ln Shannon
Country Club Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$38,000.00)
16. Vacant lot #110
- Section #1 (12,500sq.
ft.}-Bonefish St &
Polaris Dr, Carvel
Beach Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
. $40,000.00)
17. Lot #59 (1.7,276sq. ft.)
Section #1 with an
incomplete fourplex—
Amberjack St &
Polaris Dr Carvel
. Beach Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$74,970.00)
18. Lot #2 (20,000sq. ft.)
~ w/building complex &
coin Laundromat-
Queens Highway
Holmes Rock
Commonage Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $178,600.00)
19, Vacant lot #5, Blk #31,
Section B—Royal
Bahamian Estate Sub
Grand
- Bahama(Appraised
Value $31,000.00)
Abaco
20. Lot #54 E (6,500sq.
ft.) W/triplex
foundation (2,788sq.
ft.}-Murphy Town
Abaco (Appraised
Value $24,896.00)
21. Lot #6 Vacant 2 acres—
Fox Town Abaco

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(1) 03 Dodge Caravan

Tre Economic news isn’t all bad

ended in March, well below the
1.2 per cent rate in 2003 when
the economy grew at an annu-
al pace of more than four per
cent. Credit card defaults trend
around 4.7 per cent compared
with six per cent five years ago.

Another concern is whether
businesses are struggling to
borrow money to finance their
operations. Recent data from
the National Federation of
Independent Business found
that many of its members, who
are small business owners, say
that they’ve been able to get
the loans they need, so far.
Those loans help expand busi-
nesses that create jobs.

Yes, the economy has a slew
of problems. Yes, we may yet
have a recession. Sure, the
nation’s budget deficit may be
heading toward a record. But
there are still some reasons to
see the glass half-full.

_ Arawak Ave Pyfrom’s
Addition (Appraised
Value $132,000.00)

. (Appraised Value.
$50,000.00)

22. Lot #51 (15,000sq. ft.)

-. w/building—Murphy
Town Abaco
(Appraised Value
$102,420.00)

23. Lol #55 (6,900sq. ft.)
w/building—Murphy
Town Abaco ~
(Appraised Value
$82,075.00)

24. Lot #45 (60’x160’)
w/building (3,900sq.
ft.)Sandy Point Abaco
(Appraised Value
$485,700.00)

Eleuthera

25. Property 31'x111'
w/house Lord Street in
the settlement of
Taprum Bay Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value
$40,000.00)

26. Portion of lot #90
w/building (2,61 isq.
ft.)~-Parliament St,
Cupids Cay Governors
Harbour Eleuthera
(Appraised Value
$55,000.00)

27. Vacant portion of lot
#7 (50°x110°)~-West
James Cistern
Eleuthera (Appraised
Value $20,000.00)

Cat Island

28. Property w/twelve
(12) room motel 1.39
acres-—In the settlement
of Arthur’s Town Cat
Island (Appraised
Value $630,000.00)

Ingaua

29. Lot #43 (90°x100’)
w/building—Russell
St, Matthew Town
Ingaua (Appraised
Value $120,000.00)

Exuma

30. Lot #8 vacant
(10,000sq. ft.)-Moss
Town Exuma
(Appraised Value
$87,000.00)

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Vehicles

Tenders are to be submitted in triplicate (3) in a sealed
envelope(s) addressed to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017



29° (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
45°(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos)
48’ North Carolina Hull (1989)

52° Halters Fiber Glass Vessel (1979) MV Buddy

39’ (1985) Defender Vessel (Future C)
51’ Defender Vessel (1981) Equility

80’ Custom Steel Hull Vessel (Lady Kristy)

(1) 96 Ford Explorer

(1) 97 Dodge Stratus

(1) 01 Hyundai H-100 Bus
(1) 01 Kia Bus 12 Seater

(1) 00 Ford Ranger Truck
(1) 03 Toyota Coaster Bus
(1) 89 Chevy Caprice Hearse

Nassau, N.P.,
The Bahamas

No later than 4:30pm on the 18th day of August 2008.

Tenders will be opened at 10:00am on the 19th August,
2008 at the office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of

Finance.

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Tenders.











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(2) Detroit Diesel V16-92 engine, fully loaded (1) 03 Toyota Coaster Bus
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vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine. Grand Bahama








The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O. Box N-
3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-
5780 for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned properties and assets
should be received by or on August 2, 2008. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject
any or all offers. All assets are sold as is._
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Bahamas franchise not hit by
‘Bennigan’s bankruptcy filing



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THE Benningan’s restaurant
franchise in the Bahamas will
not be affected by its parent
company’s decision to file for
Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the
United States, Tribune Business
was told Tuesday.

Ronnie Miller, general man-:

ager of the restaurant, which

opened earlier this year at the-

Mall at Marathon, said: “We
will not be affected because we
are a franchise owned by locals
here, so everything is good. We

absolutely no affect on us.”

Ms Miller has been employed
with the Bennigan’s chain for
the past 16 years.

According to the Associated
Press, restaurant chains Benni-
gan’s and Steak & Ale have
filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
protection, and stores owned
by their parent company will
shut their doors.

The companies, owned by
privately-held Metromedia
Restaurant Group, of Plano,

tection on Tuesday in the East-
ern District of«Texas, less than
two months after Metromedia
said it was not preparing to do
So.

Metromedia Restaurant
Group is a part of Metromedia,
owned by billionaire John
Kluge, which has interests in
entertainment, radio stations
and medical equipment. _

In a Chapter 7 filing, a com-
pany seeks to liquidate its asse