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

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

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prison sick-out

Industrial action
could be taken if
issues not resolved

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

THERE is likely to be further .

industrial action at Her Majesty’s
Prison, including a massive sick-
out later this month, if the gov-
ernment does not move quickly
to resolve the promotion and
salary issues of officers, The Tri-
bune has learned.

“We have a big surprise for
them in August,” said a source at
HMP - who did not wish to be
named. “We aren’t walking out,
but everybody is going to send in
sick slips.”

The Tribune was told that the
sick-out on Thursday was not the
first day that frustrated officers
working at HMP’s Maximum
Security division did not come to
work.

The sick-out began earlier in
the week as early as Tuesday.
Officers from other sections, in
addition to trainee officers, had to
man the most dangerous parts of
the prison, said the source.

Only four officers reported for
work on Wednesday, “they had
to use officers from other areas to
man the maximum security prison
and you know that’s where you
have all those hardened crimi-
nals,” the source said. It is
claimed that fewer than the full
complement of officers reported
for work on Tuesday.

Some officers are upset
because they were promoted ear-
lier, but have not received back-
pay or upward salary adjustments.

Other officers from the 2005
and 2006 squads are frustrated

Police release photo

because $166 was subtracted from
their salaries in June. They claim
that this has still not been refund-
ed. Some of these officers have
also said that they were denied
the $62.50 given to civil servants
in July’s salaries.

Sergeant Stephen Sands, head
of the staff association at HMP,
confirmed yesterday that things
were back to normal at maximum
security.

He said the staff association
did not sanction the actions of
the officers who did not report
for duty. They numbered 10 to
12 out of the 22 who staff the unit,
he said. However, another five

. officers were either on leave or

assigned elsewhere, meaning that
the section that holds the most
dangerous men in the country
was severely understaffed. Offi-
cers from the morning shift had to
work overtime to cover the short-
age that occurred on the after-
noon shift.

Mr Sands confirmed that the
sick-out lasted for more than one
day. He said that “the first two
or three days (weren't) as bad” as
Thursday. “(Thursday) was just
worse,” he said.

The actions of the officers to
stage industrial action without the
consent of their staff association
suggests that a more radical fac-
tion might be emerging within the
prison, a faction that is fed up
with government’s pace in resolv-
ing the salary and regularisation

. dispute.

When questions. about such a
group were put to Mr Sands, he

SEE page two

@ By ALISON LOWE

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Tim Clarke/Tribune staff




MINISTER OF National Security Tommy Turnquest and US Ambas-
sador Ned Siegel on board one of the new boats yesterday.







@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter








FOUR high speed interceptor patrol boats with state-of-the-art
technology were presented to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
by the United States Government in a ceremony at the RBDF
headquarters in Coral Harbour yesterday.

The boats, valued at $3.3m, with four heavy-duty trucks, trail-
ers and boat lift, were given a test run on the crystal clear waters
south of New Providence with Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest and US Ambassador Ned Siegel on board.

The addition of the four fastest vessels in the RBDF fleet was
made possible by the Enduring Friendship Agreement between
the Bahamas and the United States, a joint security initiative
which has included the installation of $2.5 million worth of com-
munications equipment at RBDF bases across the Bahamas.

A total of 20 RBDF officers were trained to operate the hi-tech

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Minister of State

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Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribumemedia.net



Police keep
eye on illegal
immigration
over terror
concerns

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

POLICE are keeping a close
eye on illegal migration to the
Bahamas to ensure that the coun-
try’s porous borders are not used
for the exporiation of terrorism,
Acting Commissioner Reginald
Ferguson said.

Speaking on how dangerous
illegal migration can be, Com-
missioner Ferguson said that on a
global scale it can be a very seri-
ous problem for the Bahamas.

“Tllegal migration is a crime to
begin with. And what we see, and
what is very obvious, is how very
dangerous this whole question of
illegal migration could be.
Because in the current interna-
tional environment with terror-
ism and all these other things, you
see how this illegal immigration
thing can become a problem,
because it can be a vehicle for
exporting terrorism,” he said.

Commissioner Ferguson said
he has seen how well illegal
migration ha, done in assisting



Reginald Ferguson



other nefarioug industries, such
as the drug trade, as these same
sloops that are bringing in the
migrants are also bringing in
cocaine and marijuana.

These two “industries”, he said,
are now intertwined, as his organ-
isation has information to suggest
that there is some level of funding

SEE page two

Union says strike action ‘critical’
to resolve Morton Salt ue

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

THE workers of Morton Salt
Bahamas were put on alert yes-
terday by the Bahamas Industri-
al Manufacturers and Allied
Workers Union (BIMAWU),
who said that strike action is now
“critical” to resolve the dispute
with the company’s management.

This comes after Labour Min- ;
ister Dion Foulkes referred the LABOUR MINISTER Dion



matter of the continuing dispute Foulkes had referred the matter
over the firing of a union execu- of the continuing dispute over

SEE page two

the firing of a union executive
to the Industrial Tribunal.

Woman pleads guilty

of escaped prisoner

THE search for escaped prisoner Omar
Smith is still on and police have now
released a photo of the suspect, appealing
to the public for any inforrnation about
his whereabouts.

The 20-year-old drug suspect and
inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Fox
Hill, escaped from Central Police Station
last week.

He reportedly got away when he was left unattended, siizsealy by
a negligent police officer, The Tribune learned.

Officers at Central Police Station were not able to expand on infor-
mation received by The Tribune.

Smith, who is a Jamaican, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison
after he appeared before Magistrate Carolita Bethel on a marijuana
possession charge.

His last known address was Hospital Lane.

The police have launched an internal inquiry into the escape.

The escape occurred just five months after high-profile drug suspect
Melvin Maycock Senior, 42, disappeared from his holding cell at Eliz-
abeth Estates Police Station, and officers found his son, Melvin May-
cock Jr there instead.

- Omar Smitt



IMMIGRATION State Minis-
ter Branville McCartney said Fri-
day he is not “one hundred per
cent satisfied” with security at the
Carmichael Road Detention Cen-
tre.

This is despite his second in
command, Immigration Director
Vernon Burrows, claiming imme-
diately afterwards that the facili-
ty has greater levels of security
“than most detention centres in
the world.”

The two men offered their
opinions on the facility during a
press briefing on the work of the
Immigration Department on Fri-
day.

Mr McCartney said that new
measures are going to be put in
place to deal with deficiencies in
security there, including security

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cameras.

He is planning to tour the facil-
ity soon to further assess what
might be needed. Part of this may
involve addressing how long
working hours can impact securi-
ty at the facility.

He said: “Let me commend the
men who are there and the job
they are doing. It is not an easy
job, it is quite taxing. But we have

SEE page five

to stabbing husband

FREEPORT - A 31-year-old woman pleaded guilty in Magistrate’s
Court to causing grievous harm to her husband by stabbing him in his
chest during a dispute at the couple’s business at Eight Mile Rock.

Melissa Rahming made the plea yesterday in front of Magistrate
Gwen Claude in Eight Mile Rock. She was remanded in police custody
until the court receives a medical evaluation of her husband’s condition.

Frederick Rahming, 38, of Deadman’s Reef, was taken to hospital
suffering from a chest injury on Wednesday. At last report, he was still
detained in stable condition at Rand Memorial Hospital.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming reported that around 9.20am on Wednes-
day police received a report about a fight in progress at Angel Pure
Water Company in Bartlett Hill.

When officers arrived at the
scene, according to the police
report, a woman reportedly told
them she had stabbed her husband
because she feared for her life. She
claimed that he and his brother were
about to attack her with a piece of
iron and wood.

Mr Rahming was taken by ambu-
lance to hospital.







PAGE 2, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008

LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



MP says govt must
provide resources for |
youth development

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net _
FREEPORT - It is important that the govern-

ment provide the programmes and resources nec-

essary for youth development — as young people
make up half the nation’s population, a Grand

Bahama MP said.

Kwasi Thompson, MP for Pineridge, commend-
ed the minister of youth, sports and culture and his
team in Grand Bahama for“hosting a successful
summer programme for the youth here on the
island.

He noted that the Ministry of Youth has been
mandated with a very important task — the respon-

sibility for the positive development of young peo-_

ple all across the country.

The government held summer camps on the
island at Lewis Yard, Bartlett Hill Primary, Martin
Town Primary, Holmes Rock Primary, West End
All Age, High Rock Primary, McClean’s Town
Primary, and Sweeting’s Cay All Age School.

The camps were officially closed on Friday dur-
ing a ceremony at St Georges High School gym-
nasium, where youngsters were treated to snacks,
games and a bouncy castle.

During his address to participants, Mr Thompson
said that millions of dollars have been invested in
this year’s summer youth programmes.

“T want to impress upon the youth of this nation
that your government indeed cares about your
well being and your future development,” he said.

He told young people that crime is wrong.

“Crime in our society is not just simply wrong, it
is not Bahamian. We are a peaceful people — peo-
ple who seek to live in unity with others,” he said.

Mr Thompson encouraged young people to
strive for excellence and to aspire to become pos-
itive role models, like Bahamian athletes the Gold-

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en Girls, and Golden Boy Donald Thomas.

He urged students to be careful during the rest of
the summer.

“Tam advised that almost half of the child acci-
dents occur during the months of May to Septem-
ber. The greatest risks come from drowning, bike
crashes, pedestrian and car crashes.”

Mr Thompson listed a number of safety tips to
reduce Guanes of summertime injuries.

He said:

e¢ When driving, make sure that children are
secured with a child safety seat or safety belt appro-
priate for their age and size. They should always be
secured in the back seat.

e Always insist that children wear personal flota-
tion devices when on boats, near open bodies of
water or when participating in water sports.

¢ Never let a child under the age of 10 cross the
street alone. Teach children to obey traffic rules as
a pedestrian.

e Always supervise children.at playgrounds or in
the backyard. Make sure they are playing on a
safe surface, such as mulch, rubber or fine sand.

e If children are home alone tell them to never
open the door to strangers. Only children who are
old enough should be allowed to use the stove.
They should know where the fire extinguisher is.

Mr Thompson also warned parents about online
chat rooms as, he said, child predators use the
Internet to lure victims.

He said parents should also make sure their
child knows not to divulge any personal informa-
tion on the internet.

He said parents should install a firewall or other
computer programmes to prevent children from
accessing pornography.

“IT encourage all children to be safe this sum-
mer and I encourage all parents to pay special
attention to safety, especially during these sum-
mer months,” Mr Thompson said.

New hoats presented to RBDF

boats in Florida under the
Enduring Friendship Agreement
and will operate two of the boats
from Grand Bahama, one from
Mathew Town, Great Inagua,
and one from Coral Harbour,
New Providence.

The speed boats will be used
primarily to intercept smugglers
of illegal drugs or weapons who
frequently use go-fast boats.
They will be used also to block
human trafficking operations,
protect fisheries, and execute
maritime search and rescue oper-
ations.

Mr Turnquest said: “I am sat-
isfied that the acquisition of these



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- International flavour
for Governor General
Youth Award

FOR FIVE Bermudians and
six Jamaicans, hiking in the
Bahamas proved to be quite a
challenge and an adventure.

They were all part of the Gov-
ernor General’s Youth Award

(GGYA) annual Bahamas.

Award Scheme Expedition to
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, held
from June 27 to July 8.

This event is in its 16th year
and offers GGYA participants as
well as others the opportunity to:

e qualify for their respective
adventurous journey.

e experience life on a different
Family Island.

* acquire additional leadership
skills.

e live with other young people.

The five Bermudians were part

of the Gold section that hiked ©

and camped out for five days and
four nights. These groups start-
ed at the Wemyss Bight Primary
School and trekked to the light
house at the eastern tip of
Eleuthera? They went to Jacks
Bay next, passing through Cot-
ton Bay and then onto the North
Shore Bedch. \

Their final destination was
Tarpum Bay Primary School.

Two Jamaicans were part of
the Bronze section that trekked
from North Shore Beach into
Quarter Sound and then into
Tarpum Bay.

Threat of mass prison sick-out

FROM page one



event





SS era eruesis

The only Jamaican Silver can-
didate hiked from Jacks Bay to
North Shore and then into
Tarpum Bay.

A total of 98 persons took part

in the event with participants .

coming from CV Bethel High
School, RM Bailey High School,
Nassau Christian Academy, Sun-
land Baptist Academy, Jack Hay-
ward High School, Bishop
Michael

Eldon High School, Mt Carmel
Preparatory, St Paul’s Methodist,
St George’s High School, Gov-
ernment High School, Grand
Bahama Catholic High, Jordan
Prince William, Queen’s College
and the Kidz Up Programme.

replied that this is somethin they are “looking into right now.”

“We really can’t confirm it, but we are trying to really look into it and
I think that’s one of the problems we’re trying, you know, to find out
right now because all we are getting is just a bunch of hearsay news,”

he said.

When asked if he has heard of plans for a massive sick-out, Mr
Sands said, “No I haven’t heard it as of yet.” However, he added that
in the past officers have done things on their own initiative “without
being sanctioned by the association.”

The association is going to give government and: National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest a chance to deliver on what has been
promised, Mr Sands said. Government has pledged to resolve the
outstanding issues with prison officers by the end of this month.

If nothing happens, he continued, “then we will take action.”

Union says strike action
‘critical’ to resolve
Morton Salt dispute

FROM page one

tive to the Industrial Tri-
bunal.

Earlier this month,
unionised workers at Mor-
ton Salt voted to strike
because of the dismissal of
the company’s former mas-
ter electrician, Ken Rolle.

Mr Rolle, who is also an
executive of the BIMAWU,
was terminated in May.

In a press statement yes-
terday, the union said that
while Minister Foulkes con-
tacted BIMAWU president
Wilfred Seymour, no agree-
ment was made to stay the
industrial action planned by
the union.

“(Morton Salt Bahamas)
has argued before that the
Tribunal has no power, and
for the company to request
the minister to refer the dis-
pute to the Tribunal to do
something that the compa-
ny is aware the Tribunal
cannot do, can-only be con-
sidered to be union busting,
and efforts to undermine the
credibility of the officers
and the union in the work
place,” the BIMAWU said.

The union also said it has
not received any dates fora
referral and has not been
informed of who will be
responsible for absorbing
the legal costs associated
with the exercise.

Secretary general of the
BIMAWU Jennifer Brown

told The Tribune earlier in
the week that the move to
the Industrial Tribunal was
the last thing the union
wanted and will only result
in Mr Rolle being left with-
out 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.

Ms Brown said in an ear-
lier interview that Mr Rolle,
who is married with three
children, is struggling to pay
his bills, especially in these
times of rising food, gas and
electricity prices.

She said that Mr Rolle has
been employed at Morton
Salt for more than 30 years
and is now left with no oth-
er employment options.

“There is nothing else on
Inagua,” she said.

Mr Rolle is accused of
reconnecting the power sup-
ply to an elderly resident
without management’s per-
mission after a disconnec-
tion exercise by the compa-
ny, according to the union.

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

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



The GGYA is a member of the
International Award Association
and the Caribbean Award

’ Scheme Council. :
“The International Award is-

an exciting self-development pro-

gramme available to all young -

people worldwide equipping
them with life skills to make a
difference to themselves, their
communities and the world,”
local organisers say.

To date, more than 8,000 young
Bahamians have been motivated
to undertake a variety of volun-
tary and challenging activities.
Over five million young people
from over 100 countries are
involved in the programme.

Police Keep
eye on illegal
immigration over
lerror concerns



FROM page one

now involved.

“We know from our intelli- *
gence and some things that
have actually happened how
the same vessel that brings the
illegal immigrant is bringing
in the cocaine and the mari-
juana. So it is intertwined,
because I think some degree
of funding is being applied
there. And that is why you
find that drugs are involved in
the illegal immigration process
as well. So it is a serious prob-
lem, and it has the potential to
be very, very, very serious for
us,” he said.

In addition to the flow of
migrants and narcotics to the
country, Commissioner Fer-
guson said the illegal shipping
of guns into the Bahamas is
another challenge that the
force is continuing to battle.

“T believe the firearm, like
the drug question, will always
be a challenge — there’s no
question in my mind about
that. But having said that, law’
enforcement has the respon-
sibility to do whatever it can
to stem the flow of guns com-



ing into our country. There
may have to be a review of
legislation.

“We do all that we can on
the streets because we know
that the firearms on our
streets that are used to com-
mit armed robberies and
killings are coming from other
destinations. We have collab-
orated with law enforcement
agencies in other countries.
We share intelligence over this
same question with other
countries, and certainly I
believe that even a more
potent approach from the
intelligence point of view can
be of great benefit in trying
to stem the flow; because
there are a multitude of ways
to bring firearms into this
country,” he said.

Some common techniques
used to bring weapons in,
Commissioner Ferguson said,
are through shipments of
building materials, trailers,
vehicle and motor-cycle parts,
and now even by the multi-
million dollar yachts that
cruise through our waters on a
daily basis.







~~



THE TRIBUNE





In brief.

Defective
generator
causes heavy
smoke at
Harbour Bay

A DEFECTIVE genera-
tor at the Adam & Eve’s
clothing store in the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Plaza
was responsible for heavy
smoke in the area yester-
day afternoon.

Shoppers at the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Plaza
were shocked as black
smoke suddenly billowed
forth from behind Adam
& Eve’s.

The incident occurred
shortly before 2pm, just as
the entire plaza was expe-
riencing a power outage.

As stores switched on
their generators, thick,
black clouds of smoke sud-
denly appeared.

While by-standers were
trying to find the source of
the smoke, Fire Services
were called to the scene.

Staff at Adam & Eve
said that the store’s gener-
ator was “acting up” and
was the source of all the
smoke.

As soon as the faulty
generator was shut down,
the smoke began to
decrease.

By the time two fire
engines arrived in front of
the store, the smoke had
almost completely sub-
sided.

However, there was still
some concern adout the
paint and other flammable
substances at the John S
George store catching fire.

Press liaison officer Asst
Supt Walter Evans told
The Tribune that Fire Ser-
vices investigated the situ-
ation and determined that
there was no danger.

“There was no fire, we
consider (the call) a false
alarm, but a good inten-
tion,” he said.

Nian-pleads
guilty to fresh
crawfish
possession

A 51-YEAR-OLD Abaco
man has plead guilty to pos-
session of fresh crawfish
and an air compressor with-
out proper authorisation.

He was ordered to pay a
fine of $2,000 or serve six
months in prison.

Mosell Smith of Cooper’s
Town made the plea yester-
day morning in front of
Magistrate Crawford
McGee at Cooper’s Town.

According to Chief
Superintendent Basil Rah-
ming, Smith was found in
possession of 48 freshly
caught crawfish on Thurs-
day, July 31. This was one
day before the season
opened.

At 3.15pm on Thursday,
Defence Force officers
along with members of the
Fisheries Department were
reportedly on patrol in the
northern Bahamas when
they boarded a 15-foot
Boston Whaler near Powell
Cay. They discovered Smith
with the crawfish and com-
pressor. He taken into cus-
tody and charged.

The crawfish and com-
pressor were ordered con-
fiscated. .

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 3

Public ‘must advise Immigration

Dept of approaching Haitian sloops’

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

THE public was told that it
must continue to call in and
advise the Department of Immi-
gration of any sightings of
approaching Haitian sloops and
of the whereabouts of any other
illegal immigrants already on the
island.

And any persons living or
working illegally in the Bahamas
should leave voluntarily post-
haste or risk facing the full brunt
of the law, while their employers
should “do the right thing” and
let them go, a senior official said
yesterday.

“If we don’t arrest this prob-
lem, if we allow it to continue,
we will have difficulties in the
future. We have difficulties now.”

These were the words of Min-
ister of State for Immigration
Branville McCartney, as he
described the need for Bahamians
country-wide to assist the depart-
ment in the “mammoth task” of
enforcing the country’s immigra-
tion laws.

“This is perhaps one of the best
ways for us to deal with the illegal
immigration problem,” said Mr
McCartney of calls from the pub-
lic reporting illegal immigrants
and those who employ them.

“We need Bahamian help, we
have 300,000 odd eyes out there.
You know who and where these
persons are, you tell us and we
will act on it.”

Mr McCartney was Susrticalae:
ly keen to thank people, both

those who appeared in the media,
and those who “remained anony-
mous”, for tips which led to the
detention of almost 300 illegal
Haitian immigrants last Monday.

He added: “I would like to
thank the wider public for their
continuous calls to this depart-
ment over the last few weeks in
particular advising on places
where illegal immigrants are.”

“Particularly, those who have
been calling from other islands
such as Exuma, Abaco, Eleuthera
and in particular Harbour Island.”

Speaking at a press briefing,
Mr McCartney said that the
Immigration Department is tak-
ing its fight against those illegally
entering the country, and those
who facilitate them, “to another
level.”

“We are charging people not
only for being here illegally but
for working here illegally,” he
said.

Charge

“We have been able to charge
and persons have been impris-
oned as a result of working ille-
gally. Last week Friday we were

_ able to charge and find guilty ten

Jamaican nationals. They were
charged with attempting to mis-
lead an immigration officer and
working illegally. They are now
spending time at Her Majesty’s
Prison.”

Meanwhile, Mr McCartney
said that the captain and owner of
the boat which brought the immi-
grants last week, along with some
Bahamians caught employing ille-



@ HUNDREDS of Haitians were repatri-
ated to their devastated homeland after
unsuccessfully attempting to land illegally in
the Bahamas. Yesterday Minister of State
Branville McCartney said that the 292
Haitians represented “one of the largest
groups of illegals 10, have entered the country

in the last 10 years.”

However, the figure pales by comparison to
the total number of illegal immigrants — of all
nationalities — that have entered the
Bahamas and had to be repatriated over the

last eight years.

gal immigrants, will soon be
charged before the courts.

“They will be charged pursuant
to section 41 of the Immigration
Act: illegal landing and knowing-
ly assisting illegal landing. And
the penalty can be up to $5,000
per passenger,” said the minister.

He added that the government
will be “sending back” to Haiti
information relating to Monday’s
attempted landing.

“We anticipate sending back
to Haiti in particular information

n... the capture of the vessel,
the detention of the individuals,
the return of the individuals and
the unfortunate event of the
death of six individuals and in
particular the charging of the
captain and owner of that ves-
sel.”

The Minister of State eulendéd
his condolences to the Haitian
government and people in light
of the death of six of the immi-
grants, whose bodies have since
been found washed up in the
South Beach area.

Detention Centre numbers rise after vessel arrival

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LAST week’s arrival of a Haitian vessel with 292 illegal immigrants on board brought the Carmichael



Road detention centre’s population to 618: By Friday, repatriation flights back to Haiti had brought

the number down to 341.

This includes:

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50,526.

HERE ARE THE FIGURES:

2000 - 5,801; 2001 - 7,628; 2002 - 6,357;
2003 - 4,642; 2004 - 3,034; 2005 - 5,343; 2006
- 7,179; 2007 - 6,996

January to June 2008 - 3,546.

The total between 2000 and June 2008 -

The cost to government for repatriation

McCartney.

exercises between January and June 2008
was $517,986.70. “It has cost a significant
amount of money but it would certainly cost
us more if they were to stay here,” said Mr



Police officer
foils attempted
armed robbery

AN ATTEMPTED robbery
was foiled yesterday thanks to
the quick response of a Grand
Bahama police officer who was
able to tackle the mugger and
wrestle him to the ground.

According to a statement

- issued from the Grand Bahama

police, the marine co-ordinator
at the Grand Bahama shipyard
came out of Scotiabank on

- Explorers Way in downtown

Freeport shortly after 11am on
Friday.

The man, who was carrying a
white bag containing an unde-
termined amount of cash, was
walking away from the bank
when he was held up by a man
who snatched the bag and took
off on foot.

A Grand Bahama Drug
Enforcement Unit officer, who
happened to be on patrol in the
vicinity in an unmarked vehicle,
was alerted about the incident
and immediately went in pur-
suit of the suspect.

The chase ended just outside
the Bank of the Bahamas down-
town, where the officer is said to
have caught up with the suspect
and “tackled him to the
ground.”

A 22-year-old resident of
Melbourne Crescent, Hudson
Estates, was taken into custody
for questioning.

The bag containing the cash
was recovered and the Central

The Mall-<

BOX OF FICE OPE N

Detective Unit is continuing
their investigation into this mat-
ter.

e Neville Lowe, 62, of Sea-
grape, Eight Mile Rock, pleaded
guilty in Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday morning to possessing a
quantity of dangerous drugs—
cocaine — at Eight Mile Rock
on Wednesday, August 30.

Magistrate Gwen Claude con-
victed Lowe and sentenced him
to pay a $3,000 fine or serve 12
months in prison.

The court also ordered him
to do one year community ser-
vice. The monies seized at his
arrest were donated to St
David’s Methodist Church in
Seagrape.

‘e Four American tourists,
caught with undersized crawfish
and an air compressor in waters
off the Berry Islands, pleaded
guilty in the Great Harbour Cay
Magistrate’s Court on Thurs-
day.

Acting Magistrate Huntley
Christie fined the four men —
Gary Thomas Nelson, 45,
Anthony James Capolla, 25,
Robert Stanley Snyder, 40, and
Ryan Edward Rice, 34 - a total
of $16,000. Failure will result in
them spending one vear in
prison.

All fines were paid to the
court.

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Chinese cheered by ‘Olympic eclipse’

XIAN, China (AP) — Finally, China had
an act of nature it could celebrate.

After an Olympic year of freakish natural
disasters, crowds of Chinese watched a total
solar eclipse along the country’s ancient Silk
Road on Friday, one week before the start of
the Summer Games in Beijing. .

It was a welcome respite after a 2008 that

began with heavy snowstorms at the Chinese ~

New Year, followed by China’s deadliest
earthquake in a generation, then river flood-
ing ~ and even a huge algae bloom at the
Olympic sailing site. Online, some Chinese
murmured about curses.

‘But on Friday evening, the eclipse — once
a bad omen for China’s imperial rulers —
was cheered by a country eager for any aus-
picious sign before the games. State media
called China’s first solar eclipse of the century
the “Olympics eclipse,” and TV stations
broadcast it live.

“Listen, I think everyone hopes this will
bring some luck,” said Xiao Ning,,one of
hundreds watching on the old city wall in
Xi’an as the eclipse darkened the sky near
sunset in this ancient capital and Silk Road
terminus.

Told by the local newspaper’s front-page
story to watch the eclipse safely through
darkened film, people held up X-rays of teeth
and other bones, cheerfully tearing the sheets
into smaller pieces to share with others.

The eclipse began in the Canadian’ Arctic,
then passed over Greenland, western Siberia
and Mongolia before reaching China.

It took a poetic course across China, where
the first recorded solar eclipse was found
scratched into Shang Dynasty oracle bones
more than 3,000 years ago.

Following the northern route of the ancient
Silk Road, it passed over the western desert
county of Yiwu, where about 10,000 tourists
gathered to watch after astronomers said it
would have the best view; over Dunhuang,
where the oldest known map of the stars was
found in a desert cave a century ago; and
over Jiuquan, where China launched its first
manned spaceflight.

The eclipse tratled off just Beical Xi’an in
the central China region once considered by
(Chinese to be the centre of the world. The
Olympics, and its endless official promotion,
will bring back that feeling.

Despite the ruling Communist Party’s
emphasis on scientific thinking, China still
has its superstitions. |

The date and time of the Olympics’ open-

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ing ceremony on August 8 are stuffed with as_

many number eights as possible because

“eight” in Chinese sounds like “fortune” — it
starts at 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth
month of ’08.

But adopting the solar eclipse as a good
sign meant stripping away the old superstition
about it being the unluckiest event in the
sky.

In ancient times, it was believed a dragon
was eating the sun. Emperors were blamed
and had to apologise for angering the heav-
ens.

Later, being able to predict solar eclipses
and show control over the skies became so
political that some eclipse reports apparent-
ly were manipulated, said John B. Henderson,
a history professor at Louisiane State Uni-
versity who has written about Chinese cos-
mology.

“Eclipses were reported where none took
place, in areas of political or bureaucratic
strife,” Henderson said. “It may have been a

.means of voicing dissent.”

On the city wall, Xiao Ning said the eclipse
did have some relation to a 6.1-magnitude
aftershock earlier in the day in neighbouring
Sichuan province, the site of May’s devas-
tating earthquake, but he seemed to be alone
in his opinion.

The urge to seek links between the

‘Olympics and natural phenomena such as

the eclipse is understandable, if not exactly
rational, said Jiang Xiaoyuan, a social sci-
ences professor at Shanghai’s Jiaotong Uni-
versity who has written about astronomy
research and patriotism in China.

“We'd already known about this eclipse
many years before we got the right to host the
Olympics, so how can we explain this is ret-
ribution?” Jiang said.

After the eclipse ended, people coming
down from the wal! paused at the sight of a
more than 6-foot-long telescope mounted on
a bicycle cart. Niu Guodong, a 54-year-old
retiree, stood in undershirt and rolled-up
pants urging bystanders to take a peek —
“Jupiter,” he said in English. The cost was 10
yuan, or about $1.50.

His name card said “Xi’an astronomy hob-
byist.”

He said he watched the eclipse outside the
city, where the buildings aren’t so tall.

Asked about the weclipse and the Olympics,
he said with disdain: “Please. There’s no rela-
tion at all.”

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The vexing
question |
of bail —

EDITOR, The Tribune.

HISTORICALLY, from a
jurisprudential position, per-
sons charged with crimes
before our courts in The
Bahamas are generally
“admitted” to bail either by
the ranking police officer
and/or by the relevant Stipen-
diary and Circuit Magistrate.

Where necessary, an
accused person may also lodge
an application to be admitted
to bail with the Supreme
Court. Save in cases of treason
and murder, the courts will-
ingness to grant bail is leg-
endary. |

This seemingly casual
approach by the courts to
grant bail is causing much
alarm and concern on the part
of ordinary Bahamians. The
shaving cream, literally, is now
hitting the proverbial fan.

Allegedly, this week (July
4, 2008), a young man, who
had been on the. police’s
“most wanted” list (on sus-
pected murder charges) for a
very long time and who had

‘to be extradited or expelled

from a South American
nation, was hauled before a
local magistrate’s court on
charges of illegal possession
of dangerous drugs, inter alia.

The news report went on to
say that “a bail hearing” had
been scheduled for later in
July, 2008. How can this be
possible when the alleged
murder charge is still pending
and he is now suspected of
committing yet another seri-
ous criminal offence while on
bail?

In yet another case which is
pending, an alleged drug
“kingpin” who was once in
lawful custody but, allegedly
“escaped” from a secured jail
cell, was rearrested after a
high speed chase on a major
highway.

Several persons had their
vehicles damaged and risked

‘losing their lives during this

spectacular ordeal. This man
has now appeared before a
magistrate’s court where.he

has denied escaping and,

believe it or not, has lodged
an application for bail! No
doubt, based on the compe-
tency of counsel, he will, even-
tually, be admitted to bail.
Yes, the question of bail is a

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ately. Statistics have shown,
repeatedly, that most of the
serious crimes being commit-
ted are being committed by
persons who are already on
bail for other crimes, inclusive
of murder.

No bail, as a matter of
course, should be granted in
cases involving use of a
firearm; large drug seizures;
cases of homicide (murder:
and manslaughter); rape;
incest and, of course, causing
serious harm to the person or
serious damages to property.

Whenever people see the
judicial system as musical
chairs, to be played and tri-
fled with, some of them and
their “hot shot” lawyers are
prone to take advantage of the
same. Even now, we are sub-
jected to seeing persons

‘charged with murder and

rape, et al, yet, they are admit-
ted to bail, on jokey terms and

conditions, ad nauseum.

. One particular case involves
a person who, allegedly, shot
and killed another person
years ago. The accused has yet
to be retried on that case but
he is on bail within the com-
munity. Recently, that same
person was, again, hauled
before the courts on ‘threats —
of death.”

Another person, allegedly,
had sexual intercourse not
with one of his putative
daughters but with two of
them, both under 14 years of
age (statutory rape cum
incest). He was observed the
other day, along with his legal
mouthpiece, begging the court
for bail! j

Two to one, he will, eventu-
ally get bail and may well
interfere with his putative
nubile daughters in more ways
than one. Who cares? To God
then, in all of these vexing and
mundane things, be the glory.

ORTLAND
H BODIE JR
Nassau,

July 4, 2008.

Concern about motorcycles
on the Cable Beach strip —

EDITOR, The Tribune.



PLEASE allow me, a senior citizen of Cable Beach to warn
the police and The Tourism Board to do something on the
Cable Beach strip, before a drastic accident happens.

Now for the past six months or more these motorcycle ladies
and gentlemen drive up and down the Cable Beach strip, not
caring for the elderly who live on that strip, with their engines
wide open, like they want to give us a heart attack.

If we are sleeping they wake us up and it sounds like an
earthquake. The roaring of the engines and the speed they
make, don’t make sense on a tourist strip.

Just think if they hit a Bahamian or tourist, they will not
live, and that will be bad news for our Bahamas. I know there is
a speed Strip on Oakes Field Sports Centre, why don’t they go
there? I also know the police force have a good motorcycle
squad, who performed on our Independence ceremonies, and I
believe if only two of them were to be posted at the Cable
Beach Police Station, order can be restored.

Let this be a wake up call for our Police Force and Tourist
Board.

A MOTORCYCLE FAN

Nassau ,
July 11, 2008.

Exclusive concession
for the providing of
food and restaurant

services to airport

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHEN a MP, especially a Minister of State (a Cabinet Min-
ister), stands in Parliament and states an untruth then it would ©
be best he would sit and stay quiet.

I refer to the granting in the 1950s of the exclusive concession
for the providing of food and restaurant services to what is
now The Lynden Pindling International Airport.

The originating concession was granted by the last UBP Gov-
ernment to the Bethel Family — Charles and John (recently
deceased).

In the 1970s Tiger Finlayson and a group purchased that
company Bahamas Airport Caterers and by purchasing inher-
ited the exclusive concession.

It should be noted that as politically we stand today the
inheritors of the UBP is the Free National Movement of which
Minister of State Charles Maynard is elected for.

Between 1992 and 2002 the FNM did not try to alter this
exclusive concession because they knew that the concession
was totally legal.

Facts are facts, Editor - let’s get them right.

B FERGUSON
Nassau,
July 23, 2008.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 5



ME i Se
‘Strong’ Bahamian contingent to

head to Carifesta 2008 in Guyana



In CHET

regulations -

ACCORDING to the
Department of Marine
Resources, the minimum
size of harvestable crawfish
tails is five and a half inches
long, and the minimum size
of a crawfish carapace is
three and a quarter inches.

Anyone found harvesting
crawfish with tails or cara-
paces smaller than this will
be subject to prosecution,
the department said.

The 2008-2009 crawfish
season opens today.

Minister of
State ‘not 100%
Satisfied! with
Detention
Centre security
FROM page one

to look at that as well, persons
being there continuously, the
human side of it, the officers
who are there are sometimes
there for long periods of time.
You can become complacent,
but that’s all human nature, we
have to look at that as well.”

Earlier this month Immigra-
tion Director Vernon Burrows
told another local daily that he
felt that security at the facility is
“adequate”, with most escapes
down to “human error.”

“As far as security is con-
cerned we have 10-foot walls
around the facility and double
rowed, razor-wire fencing...so
it's just the human aspect of it
that we need to improve, where
officers will always be vigilant,”
said Mr Burrows.

Mr Burrows yesterday high-
lighted the importance of strik-
ing a balance between increas-
ing security and thereby ensur-
ing that the efforts of immigra-
tion and defence force officers
to detain illegal immigrants do
not go to waste, and making
sure that the centre does not
become like a “maximum secu-
rity prison.”

“The Bahamas is not ri
world — there are conventions
we must abide by. Sometimes
Bahamians may think the pop-
ular thing to do would be to
take drastic measures, but
that's not what we can do, we
have to work within the frame-
work of all of these conven-
tions.

“One of the dangers of hav-
ing a wall is that it will cause it
to be a maximum security facil-
ity, it will cause the institution
to no longer be a detention
centre.

“That's not what we want it
to be, we don't have mass mur-
derers and what not inside
there,” he said.

The Immigration Director
explained that most detainees
stay in the centre for “around a
week”, with any delays in their
stay often occasioned by the
“serious challenges” that the
department has in arranging
for some to be ready to leave.

“If that individual had the
proper travel documents, the
proper visas, passport, and if
they had plane tickets that we
did not have to buy, there
would be no impediment to
stopping us getting them out
quickly,” he said.

“Some people we arrest
sometimes may not have a
passport.

“We need to get to their
national government in order
to get a passport.

“Others have to pass through
third countries in order for
them to get home so that coun-
try they’ve got to pass through
may require visas and what not.
Some countries may be reluc-
tant to-let them pass though.
So sometimes we have some
serious challenges in order to
get persons out of the coun-
try.”

Three Cubans and a Hon-
duran escaped from the deten-
tion centre in June. Last year,
nine Cubans escaped from the
compound in two separate
breakouts in August and
November. The majority were
not recaptured.

Former Foreign Affairs Min-
ister Fred Mitchell said in June
he believed that the number of
breakouts by Cubans may be
contributed to by delays in
repatriating Cubans caused by
bureaucratic red tape. He
called for the government to
take action to reduce the
amount of time it takes to send
the Cubans home.

m@ By ERIC ROSE

A “STRONG” body of
artists and performers, from
across various genres and dis-
cipline, will represent The
Bahamas at the Caribbean
Festival of the Arts — Carifes-
ta) X — hosted by Guyana this
month.

“The Bahamas will send a
contingent of 110 visual artists,
filmmakers, junkanooers,
dancers, singers, musicians,
writers and theatre artists to
participate in this event,
increasingly recognised as the
premier occasion for sharing
national culture within the
region and showcasing
Caribbean really culture to the
world,” Minister of State for
Culture Charles Maynard said
at a press conference.

“Art exhibitions, work-
shops, native musical perfor-
mances, mega concerts — fea-
turing the region’s finest glob-
al performers, along with the-
atre productions dance per-
formances, a culinary festival
and a Grand Market, create a
unique experience that is not
to be missed,” he said.

The Bahamas will host Car-
ifesta XI in.2010.

Mr Maynard encouraged
media houses to send crews
to cover the event, and told
entrepreneurs interested in
being a part of Carifesta XI



WEIGHING THE TURTLE: Tara Burrows, Karen Bjorndal, Mark
Rolle, Gian Burrows

Union Creek site
of annual sea
turtle research

BAHAMAS National Trust wardens and young interns from
Inagua were busy.in July assisting sea turtle researchers Karen
Bjorndal and Alan Bolten conduct research on juvenile sea
turtles who call Union Creek Reserve home for the first 8 to 10

year of their lives.

The team captured, tagged, weighed and measured 100 Green
and Hawksbill turtles during the week long field work. Two stu-
dents joined the team this year — Gian Burrows and Mark

Rolle.

This is a new initiative introduced by the BNT and the Archie
Carr Centre for Sea Turtle Research, in an effort to involve the
community in the scientific work that takes place at this special
part of the national park system.

Union Creek is a critically important research site for sea tur-
tles, with special emphasis on the Green Turtle which has been

studied there since 1974.

Some of the most important scientific data on this endangered
turtle has been provided through studies conducted jointly by
the Bahamas National Trust and the Archie Carr Centre at

the University of Florida.

According to Tamica Rahming, BNT director of parks and sci-
ence: “Our national parks are more than mere recreational

designations.

Goals

“They are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity
and contain some the last ecosystem remnants needed as stan-
dards to set reasonable goals for sustainable development

throughout the land.

' “This long term research assists the BNT in making recom-
mendations to government regarding the taking of marine

resources such as sea turtles.

“The BNT council voted in favour a special resolution stating
that the BNT advocates the ending of the commercial sale of sea

turtles in the Bahamas.”

Karen Bjorndal said: “Long-term studies, such as the sea





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part of this whole trip to
Guyana,” Mr Maynard said.
“We have organised airfare,
direct from Nassau to George-
town, Guyana — leaving on

to go and see how Guyana
organises the event.

“The Department of Cul-
ture has put together some
wonderful travel packages as a

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August 21 and returning on
September 1.

“We have accommodations,
airport transfers and assistance
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Crossing the line
saturdaysmile

By INIGO ‘NAUGHTY’
ZENICAZELAYA

[pvannty, we all
have to wait in line at
some point. Our ancestors
had to, and unless you have
made your life completely
digital, chances are so do
you. But here is my ques-
tion: Is there an official rule-
book for toeing the line?

There are rules in base-
ball, basketball, football,
soccer, rugby and lacrosse.
Hey, even tiddlywinks and
lawn darts have rules. (Rule
number one in lawn darts:
Do not hit your opponent in
the head with the lawn dart!)
Yet how is it that the most
brutal, contentious and
potentially hazardous of all
human contact sports—Line
Toeing—has escaped the
eyes of the ever present
watchdogs?

I admit I had never given
much thought to formal line
toeing etiquette until an ear-
ly morning incident at The
Road Traffic Department
served as my wake up call.
My brother-in-law was in
town and needed to renew
his driver’s licence, and as I
had not renewed mine since
the early nineties (I jest,
another birthday was loom-

ing) I decided to go with him

and do the same. We made
_the post dawn mission to

Road Traffic hoping to.at.

least make the top 50 when
the doors opened at 8.30. To
my surprise and delight,
when we arrived there were
only a few persons waiting
outside ahead of us, with 25
minutes to go until opening
time. By my calculations, we
were golden. A nod of the
head to the others—all
men—established our places
(sixth and seventh -respec-
tively) and meant we would

not be spending the entire.

day in a line.

At exactly 8.36, five sec-
onds before the entrance
doors were finally unlocked,
two young women who had
just arrived strolled right
past us with one casually
declaring, “Ladies first.”

Huh? What happened to.

‘First come, first served’? -

I was too dumbfounded
to speak. Apparently so
were all the other men
although one did suck his



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teeth. My brother in-law
eventually mumbled, “Real
ladies would join the line,”
but both women ignored
him. They raced in ahead of
us only to find the customer
service window they had
sought out so coldly was still
closed. Embarrassed, the
pair looked back at us, but
by this time an “official” line
had formed, and I confess I
was somewhat amused
watching them reluctantly
join the end of it.
Unfortunately, Road Traf-
fic was just the beginning.
After that episode, every-
where I went that involved
some kind of line I noticed
how many individuals (and
sometimes whole families in
collusion) were finding sub-
tle—and not so subtle—ways
to. avoid toeing it. I have per-
sonally witnessed these peo-
ple in action thousands of
times now, in awe of their
ever increasing creativity.
Being the comedian that I
am, I could not help classi-
fying these line predators.
At Bamboo Shack, I
became aware of the exis-
tence of Cutters. With per-
sonalities exclusively com-
prised of that rare mixture
of courage and ignorance,
Cutters believe that reach-
ing out and grabbing hold of
the security bars on the

_ order window puts them

technically ahead of you in
line, even if you were there
first.

At the bank, I was intro-

- duced to the Jumpers. Dis-

tant cousins to the Cutters,
Jumpers believe that they
are line royalty, and their
place in line is eternal. They
leave the line for some
unknown reason only to
return 15 minutes later with
the remnants of a Dollar
Breakfast and a rolled-up
newspaper, expecting their
spot has been ‘saved.’

A trip to the grocery store

‘léd to an encounter with a

Whiner. Usually found
toward the back of long
lines,






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Ww hiners spend the
entire time com-

plaining about how slow the
line is moving/ few stations
are open/ many persons are
in front of them and on and
on. After watching no less
than two persons abandon
their full trolleys in the mid-
dle of the checkout line, I
realised that Whiners,
though not as bold as Cut-
ters, employ a very sophis-
ticated brand of psychology.
Their ultimate goal is always
getting to the cashier — so
they will talk (or annoy) you
out of their way by any
means necessary! It is like
some weird “Jedi” mind
trick.

Still, it took an outing to
BEC to bring me face to face
with the most stealthy and
socially adept of all line
predators; the Chatter.
These cagey veterans have
been through many line
wars, and rely on a masterful
three pronged attack: First,
they greet you by smiling
with more teeth than a
comb. (This is the Distrac-
tion.) Next, they slip in line
close to you (likely bringing
undue scrutiny from the
Whiners standing behind

you) and hit you with a ver-.

bal onslaught of Hey/ How
ya doin’/ How ya mummy/
How ya job? (This is the
Confusion, intended to elic-
it a false sense of familiari-
ty.) Finally, when it is your
turn to be served, the Chat-
ter abruptly ceases all ban-
er, produces a previously
well-hidden bill and morphs
into the Cutter before your
very eyes. (This is the Take-
down. You never stood a
chance.)

I admit I too have been



the victim of line predators
(mostly Chatters) because I
never used to pay attention
to these things. Plus, in the
absence of actual rules of the
game, who decides what is
fair and what is foul?

Here are my suggestions
for the official line toeing
rulebook:

Elderly persons must have
a cane, wheelchair, oxygen
tank or national insurance
card in single digits in order
to bypass the line.

Pregnant women must be
in labour or at least show-
ing in order to bypass the
line. (Having a ‘stubborn’
pot belly does not count.)

Handicapped persons
must actually be handi-
capped in order to bypass
the line. (Being loosely
referred to as ‘crazy’ does
not count.)

Chatters are legally
required to carry breath
mints or chewing gum at all
times. No exceptions.

Jumpers must automati-
cally pay a departure tax
when leaving the line. (Dol-
lar amount to be negotiated
with the person standing
immediately behind the
Jumper.)

Whiners must limit their
rants to 30 seconds or less;
and only one whine per hour
while on any line is allowed.

Cutters must cease and
desist, lest they get cut!

Now that a few guidelines
have been established, we
should proceed to our lines
in an orderly manner.

The rules are clear, the
scoreboard has been reset
and violators will be eject-
ed.

I am serious people, and
nowadays I travel armed
with lawn darts.



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Parenting Tips Part three

This is the final in a three-
part series on parenting tips for
raising young people.

e If your youngster is strug-
gling in reading and/or mathe-
matics get help immediately. Nip
it in the bud!

e Encourage your little one to
keep a journal. This will improve
his thinking, reading, spelling
and writing skills.

e Speak clearly and properly
to your youngsters. Encourage
them to do the same to you and
others. Motivate them to learn
another language.

¢ Computer literacy and great
typing skills are vital to your
child’s future.

¢ Is he interested in music, sci-
ence, or technology? Provide the
necessary exposure. If he is not
academically inclined, then make
sure he learns a good trade.

e Open the Bible with your
youngster consistently. The book
of Proverbs has great nuggets of
wisdom for child training. Self
control and obedience to par-
ents are two vital principles
taught.

e Build a close relationship _

with your teens. Train and chal-
lenge them to abstain from sex
until marriage. Expose them to
information on the great benefits
of purity and chastity and the
dangers of pre-marital sex. Be
open with them about these
things. Discuss it. Emphasise the
importance of taking responsi-
bility for behaviour, self control
and delayed gratification. Some
godly parents are succeeding at
helping their teens choose sexu-
al purity. /

¢ Openly discuss the destruc-
tive effects of drinking alcohol,
using cigarettes and drugs with
your teens. Encourage them to
be honest and open with you
about their struggles. Stay close-
ly connected to them. Urge them
to keep their bodies and minds
healthy by avoiding harmful sub-
stances.

e We must ensure that we set .

a good example in our behav-
iour and attitude.. Apologise to
your child when you are wrong.
I have had to apologise many
times to my boys.

e Do not compare your
youngster to anyone else. He is a
unique precious human being.

e Encourage the development
of Christ-like virtues in your
child: love, integrity, self control,
courage, honesty, kindness, gen-
tleness, patience, endurance,
hard work, diligence, discipline,
gratitude, mercy, fairness, for-
giveness, long-suffering, humili-
ty, meekness, faithfulness.

e Ensure that your precious
ones participate in community
service activities to assist

' respect for authority.



orphans, widows and the aged.

e Make sure that you daily
reinforce God’s — ways,
(Deuteronomy,6:6-9) and teach
appropriate good manners and
politeness.

e Know your child’s friends,
and I mean know them well.
Know your child’s activities and
whereabouts. Make certain that
his friends have the same val-
ues, since bad company corrupts
good character. (1 Corinthians
15:33) (Proverbs 13:20).

e Invest time and effort in
your child. Train and teach dili-
gently and you will reap many
good rewards. Encourage much
reading and wholesome conver-
sation in the home. Make sure
that you have an extensive
library in your home or visit a
public library often. Motivate
him to think critically. Turn the
TV off, unless there is something
helpful, wholesome or educa-
tional showing. Ensure that he
knows all about the country of
his birth and about other coun-
tries and their cities, since geo-
graphical and historical literacy
are very important. Do not let
TV and video games raise him.
Reading and constructive con-
versation improve thinking, lis-
tening, reading, writing, speaking
and comprehension skills.

e Pray daily for your children,
the children of the nation and
the world.

Diligent, deliberate parental
investment of time improves:

(Assuming of course that the
parent is stable and wise)

e Parent/child communication.

e Parent/child bonding.

e Child’s intelligence, conver-
sational skills, reading, writing,
listening and comprehension
skills.

e Child’s security.

e In the case of a Christian
parent: child’s consciousness of
God, faith in Him and obedi-
ence to Him.

e Child’s behaviour and

e Child’s self-esteem and
sense of well-being.

e Child’s psychological and
physiological health.

e Child’s academic perfor-
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e Child’s character.

¢ Child’s understanding of the
world.

e Child’s safety

e Child’s socialization

¢ Child’s critical thinking skills

e Child’s decisions/choices

e Child’s confidence.

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Trainupachild.org — for
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THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 9







The profile should _ @ The Tribune will be publishing its

| annual ‘Back to School’ supplement
INCL

| in August/September. In preparation
~....... for the supplement, which will fea-
° Name of student _ ture all graduating seniors who will
be attending university/college,







* Age ee
whether locally or abroad, we invite
* A list of exams already taken and the seniors to submit a profile on the
results - e.g. - Bahamas Junior ; i i
Certificate (BCs) exams and Pitman graduating Senlors, along with a
exams: photograph and contact information.

Deadline is July 31, 2008. |

e A list of exams expected to be taken -
Bahamas General Certificate of
Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams
















® The college/university they expect to oo
attend - e.g. - College of the Bahamas, :
Harvard University, University of Miami

¢ Name of degree expected to be
sought - e.g .- Bachelors degree in
English, Bachelors degree in Biology
© What career they expect to enter
once their education is completed - a
doctor, Math teacher, engineer



@ Please forward ail information to Lisa Lawlor, Tribune
Junior Reporter at email - lisalawlor@gmail.com -
please note 'Back To School' in the subject line. The
information may also be hand delivered or mailed in:

¢ All extracuricular activities -
club memberships, team
sports/track and field, church
activities



® A list of honours/awards/ —
recognition student has
received





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CRYPTIC PUZZLE |

, Down
1

Across
1 Regular habits and duties

ats

5 A fateful day for military 2
assistants (5)

8 Butter and milk producer 3
(5-4)

9 Runner in various kinds of 4

winter sports (3)

10 Off on a course (4) 5

12 Nine-inch ruler an ill-
behaved child may ask for
(8)

14 This drink can go a hun-

15 Good man in a new role

looking after horses (6) | 13

17 The act is included in the
charge for rehearsal (8)

18 Sidewalk pedestrian (4) 14
21 Printers’ measures — ,

they’re back inside (3) 16
22 Atin medal ordered to be

plated (9) ' 19
24 Extra quarter

to trim off (5) 20
25 Important individual

rendered

powerless (7) 23

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Positive, 5 Pier, 9 Scrub,
10 Croesus, 11 Lose one’s head, 13
Outlay, 14 Edison, 17 Second person,
20 Unearth, 21 Baker, 22 Earl, 23
Attempts.

Down: 1 Post, 2 Sort out, 3 Table
manners, 4 Vacant, 6 Issue, 7
Resident, 8 Considerable, 12
Moisture, 15 Stock up, 16 Upshot, 18
Clear, 19 Arms.





_ 7 Ginger’s stupid laugh (7)
dred years back (6) 11

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WHY 0O YOU INSIST
ON TALIKING ABOUT

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This dance can go all over
the place! (5) —

One issue or back num-
bers (3)

Ring New York Times? It
will be expensive (4)
Digs out exclusive news
items (6)

Surprise shots in a melee
(8)

He keeps still, being a
man of spirit (9)

This is something between
Greece and Turkey (6,3)

I'll stick around and find
something for your sore
throat (8)

Policemen make very little
money (7)

Man with a cue may show
sharpness (6)

Move or shoot upwards for
example (5)
Acomplication that natu-
rally goes against the grain
(4)

Flier turns up in a flap (3)

EASY PUZZLE

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across: 1 Cockatoo, 5 Epic, 9
Slang, 10 Epicure, 11 Unforgivable,
13 Unload, 14 Tragic, 17
Vainglorious, 20 Vanilla, 21 Inter, 22
Lure, 23 Marginal.

Down: 1 Case, 2 Channel, 3 As
good as gold, 4 On edge, 6 Plumb,
7 Clemency, 8 Silver lining, 12
Survival, 15 Glutton, 16 Sonata, 18
Inner, 19 Oral.



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several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
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3 position where Black has an
isolated d5 pawn but better
piece activity. The structure can
turn out strong or weak, and its
outcome often depends on
tactical alertness. Here the
opponents have exchanged off
into an endgame where both



Across

1

10
12

14

15
17
18
21
22

24
25

Universal
remedy (7)

High steep rock
face (5)
Forgetful (9)
Excessively (3)
Agitated state (4)
First showing

of film (8)

A stalk
vegetable (6)
Crevice (6)
Inform (8)
Exchange (4)
Health resort (3)
Journey there and
back (5,4)

Pure (5)

High chest of
drawers (7)

fancied their chances, and
Black's next turn set up a hidden
trick which his opponent failed
to spot. Can you find Black's
coup and how White should
have countered it?



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1
2
3

Able to resist (5) .
Nothing (3)

Small sheltered bay
(4)

On a ship (6)

Fine soft goat’s
wool (8)

Having private infor-
mation (2,3,4)

7 Stupid behaviour (7)

13

14
16
19
20

23

Having equal scores
(3,6)

Introductory

test (5,3)

Perfect example (7)
Intact (6)

Young dog (5)
Object of

worship (4)
Massage (3)



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once only. Bach must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.

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Good 17; very good 28; excellent
33 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

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one tine tone town townle
win twine vein vent
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Bidding Quiz

You are South, neither side vul-
nerable. The bidding has been:
North East South West
lv Pass 1% Pass
24” Pass ?

What would you bid now with
each of the following five hands?

1. @AJ102 ¥ KQS @ 742 & 1093

2. @ KQ75 ¥ 94 @ A1072 & Q73

3. ®AK8642 ¥ Q962 53 &7

4. ®AK96 ¥ 853 @ 742 & Q85

5. ®AK753 ¥ QJ @ 8653 & A4

wk *

1. Three hearts. Even though part-
ner’s rebid of two hearts puts his
hand in the minimum class (13 to 15
points), there is still a chance for
game. True, you have only 10 points,
which would ordinarily mean there is
no game, but your K-Q of hearts
should be elevated in value because
of their known importance.

The raise to three hearts is not fore-
ing and asks partner to go on to game
if he has more than a bare minimum.
Partner could have something like:
@ K3 ¥ AJ10763 @ 85 & AQ4, in
which case game would be an excel-
lent proposition.

2. Two notrump. Here, also, there
is a chance for game despite part-
ner’s minimum rebid. Again you
invite partner to continue — this time
possibly to three notrump — but he
is at liberty to pass if he has nothing
extra,

It would be wrong to bid three dia-
monds, which would force partner to
bid again in a situation where game
is in doubt.

3. Four hearts. This hand has only
nine high-card points, but offers a far
better prospect for game than either
of the preceding hands. It has lots of
playing tricks and distribution, and
this is far more important in the long
run than high-card points.

The odds are that at least 10 tricks
can be made. It is not easy to con-
struct a hand where four tricks could
be lost, and this criterion should be
substituted for point count in hands
where distribution is a prominent
factor.

4, Pass, There is little hope of mak-
ing a game with this hand opposite a
minimum opening bid, and the best
thing to do is pass. While it is true
that your spade response could have
been based on a weaker hand, your
surplus values are too thin to justify a
further bid.

5. Four hearts. It is a bit unusual
to jump-raise with only two trumps,
but they are of such quality that they
can be regarded as more than ample
support for a suit that partner has bid
twice. Game in notrump should not
be considered with so little in the
way of stoppers in the minor suits.
Hands composed of primary tricks,
such as this one, usually play better
in a suit contract.

Tomorrow: Tricky but instructive.
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BRO ec:





Junior tennis
team heads
to Mexico

in August

JUSTIN Roberts has been
named for an International
Tennis Federation Junior tour-

ing team, which will compete’ :

in a series of junior tourna-
ments during August in Mexi-
co.

The team is part of the ITF’s
Developmental Programme,
which is financed by the ITF
and the Grand Slam Develop-
ment Fund. .

The team will be captained
by Anthony Jeremiah
(Trinidad) and Carlos
Rodriguez (Honduras) for the
first week, and Rodriquez and
Graciela Velez (Mexico) for the
last two weeks of the circuit.

The tournament will include:

Copa Tampico from August
4-9; Monterrey Junior Country
Cup from August 11-16 and
San Agustin from August 18-

“Oat

Roberts is 11-years-old and
attends the Lyford Cay School.
He has spent the past six
months training and develop-
ing his game at the Evert Ten-
nis Academy in Boica Raton,
Florida.

He plays extensively in the
USTA tournaments in Florida
and is currently ranked No.1 in
the boys’ 12 and No.5 in the
boys’ 14 in the Bahamas.

Steve Turnquest, the first vice
president and director of the
Junior Tennis for the Bahamas
Lawn Tennis Association not-
ed:

“We are happy for Justin
Roberts to be given this oppor-

tunity to be a member of the

COTECC U-13 team. This
opportunity will open other
doors for some of our young
talented tennis players. Justin
has a good temperament and
is a fine young player, and will
no doubt be an inspiration to
helping other players to reach
similar height.”

Bradley Bain, one of
Roberts’ coaches stated:

“This opportunity for Justin
comes as a result of his hard
work, passion and willingness
to learn the game of tennis.
Despite being an exceptional
talent, he is a very humble kid
who just wants to excel at the
very top of the tennis game,
thus always giving his all in
practice and match play.

‘““T am confident that the
development of his game over
the next month as a result of
this opportunity will pay divi-
dends in his future develop-
ment as a tennis player.”

During 1986-2006, close to
$60 million has been invested in
tennis development activities
in 150 countries worldwide. In
2006, $3.5 million was spent on
the Development Programme
with $2.1 invested by the ITF
and the balance of $1.4 million
contributed by the Grand Slam
nations to the Grand Slam
Develop[ment Fund partly
from proceeds generated from
the Tennis Masters Cup.

The Tennis Masters Cup is
co-owned by the ITF, Grand
Slams and ATP. Last year’s
event took place in Shanghai,
China from November 11-18.

‘Stage is set for
softball showlown
this Monday

THE New Village Pub
Sporting Lounge’s first Young
Stars/Ageless Wonders Soft-
ball Showdown will take place
this Monday.

It’s scheduled to pitchoff at
noon at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex.

Spurred on by a vociferous
challenge thrown out by one
of the juniors (most of whom
have little or no experience
competitively), the seniors
(ladened with players who
excelled internationally or
locally in either baseball or
softball), readily accepted,
sparking off constant conver-
sations that are heating up
daily as game time draws
near.

In addition to a most valu-
able players award, trophies
are up for grabs in a number
of other categories as well.







Knowles and Bhupathi
advance into the semifinals

Mark Knowles

BEC MS EL

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

MARK _ Knowles and
Mahesh Bhupathi couldn’t ask
for a better matchup going
into the final stages of the
Western & Southern Finan-
cial Group Masters Tourna-
ment.
~ They have advanced to the
semifinal of the week-long
tournament in Cincinnati,
Ohio where they will face the
world’s top ranked team of
American identical twin
brothers Bob and Mike
Bryan.

Their match is scheduled for
today with the winner advanc-
ing to the final. Their oppo-
nents will come from the win-
ner of the other half of the
draw.

That featured the number

Bahamian team set to face off
against twin brother team

six seeded team of Lukas
Dlouhy of the Czech Republic
and Leander Paes of India
against the No.2 seeded team
of Daniel Nestor of Canada
and Nenad Zimonjic of Ser-
bia.

Their semifinal was played
last night. No results were
available.

Nestor and Zimonjic are the
winners of the last tournament
played at the Rogers Cup in
Canada where they disposed
of the Bryan brothers.

Their victory has enabled
them to build on their lead in
the Stanford ATP doubles
Race with 814. The Bryans are
in second with 736. Jonathan
Erlich and Andy Ram are in

third with 467, while Knowles
and Bhupathi are fourth with
399.

What’s interesting to note
is the fact that Knowles and

-Nestor played together for

more than 10 years before
they split up last year.

And Bhupathi will be team-
ing up with Paes in the mens’
doubles at the Olympic
Games in Beijing, China later
this month. Knowles will be
playing with Devin Mullings
of Grand Bahama.

The Bryans will be repre-
senting the United States as
they defend their title and
Nestor is expected to team up
with Frederic Niemeyer.
Nestor teamed up with

Sebastien Lareau in 2000 to.
win the Olympic gold.

Knowles and Bhupathi, the
No.4 seeded team in Cincin-
nati, got into the semis after
they out-lasted the American
team of Mardy Fish and John
Isner 7-5, 6-7 (5) and 12-10 in
the tie breaker.

They got a bye in the first
round and didn’t have to work
up a sweat in the quarter-final
after they were awarded a
walkover against the team of
Tomas Berdych and Radek
Stepanek of the Czech Repub-
lic.

Knowles and Bhupathi are
going after their third title for.
the year. Their two victories
came in Memphis at the
Regions Morgan Keegan
Championships and in Dubai
at the Dubai Tennis Champi-
onships in February and
March.



SOME of the campers climb the rock at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s Summer Youth

Camp yesterday.



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

HERE? Sa ak at one of the rides that the campers =nleved sect at the Ministry of Youth, ee
and Culture’s Summer Youth Camp.



SOME of the campers get ready for one of the rides at the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s Summer Camp that concluded yesterday.

IT was a day of fun and mer-
riment as the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture’s annual

Summer Youth Camp came to a

close.

The Antiquities Monuments
and Museums grounds at the old
Education building Shirley
Street and Collins Avenue was
turned into a massive play-
ground for thousands of young-
Sters.

Participants took part in vari-
ous games, rock climbing and
enjoyed free food.

They gathered together from
the 26 satellite stations around
New Providence for the month-
long camp that got started on
July 7. The same thing was done
simultaneously in Grand
Bahama.

According to Gregory Butler,
the Director of Youth, the pro-
gramme attracted more than
2,500 youngsters. But they enter-
tained almost 4,000 youngsters.

The camp was opened to

youngsters between the ages of

3-15. Those persons who were
over the age of 16, assisied the

y



various camp directors at the
sites.

The Stapledon School and the
Center f.. the Deaf were both a
part of the camp sites. Some of
the other sites were held at
Columbus Primary, St. Bede’s
Catholic School, Faith Temple,
Sir Gerald Cash, Cleveland
Eneas and Woodcock Primary
Schools. ;

“J think this year, it went very
smoothly,” Butler stated.

Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister was
scheduled to make an appear-
ance on the camp site along with
other government officials.

Butler said the day was such a
tremendous success that they are
already looking at ways of mak-
ing it bigger and better next year.

But for now, Butler said they
wanted to ensure that the
campers went away with some
fond memories of the month-
long summer experience.

And he congratulated all of
the instructors for taking the
time out to lend their support to
the programme.



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TRIBUNE SPORTS



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PERFORMERS wait to go on’stage during a cultural and sports show to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, in eve s Tiananmen Square Friday
Aug 1, 2008. Thanks to the Olympics we can get over the dreaded Summer Lull.

/BOOM PERIOD

Olympics helps sports fans through the Summer Lull



IF not for times like this, sports would be flawless. _ wit an equal opportunity to come out on

top.

Unfortunately for me, sports, like economics, oper- _ Of course we can never win the overall

medal count, but every Bahamian knows
the ins and outs of the “We won if you

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‘Panthers send
Smith home after
fight with Lucas

| FOOTBALL
| SPARTANBURG, S.C.

? CAROLINA PANTHERS
: receiver Steve Smith was sent
: home from training camp
: Friday after he punched
: teammate Ken Lucas during
: practice, causing the starting
: cornerback to be carted off
: the field holding an ice pack
: to his left eye, according to

Z the Associated Press.

: Panthers coach John Fox
i said Smith and Lucas
: returned to Charlotte after
: the fight. The team didn’t
: provide an update on the
: extent of Lucas’ injuries-and
:. club officials declined to say
: if the volatile Smith, the
: team’s top receiver, would be
: suspended.
: “We’re going to handle
: this matter internally,” gen-
: eral manager Marty Hurney
: said.
: Smith’s agent, Derrick Fox,
: did not immediately return a
: phoné call seeking comment.
: The melee came after both
: players had taken off their
i: helmets in a break for
: starters during a special
? teams drill. It was unclear
: what provoked the fight.
: While the two have routinely
‘: jawed at each other in prac-
: tice since Lucas signed with
: Carolina in 2005, they’ve
: never come
: to blows in
i view of
: reporters.
i “When
i that hap-
: pens on the

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Right now I'm mired in the usual summer bust period. PROSE IE Gn eee ee.
lege and I’ve had that argument at least : helmets on,”
So thank God for the Olympic Games, much own the network. 100 times after the 2004 games in Athens. » : quarterback
arriving to rescue me from the dreaded’ Oh, and the WNBA is still the The Olympics is also special because of : Jake Del-
Summer Lull. WNBA...Welcome to the bust. every Bahamian’s ingrained affinity for : homme said.
Sport's boom period begins i in midway Baseball, a sport that has never fully track and field. “: “But © this aa
through the fall. recovered from the 1994 strike, constantly . Everyone has done it at some point and : happened on the sidelines, Ne)
Boom periods are characterised by loses fans outside of major market fran- Track and field acts as the feeder pro- ,: it probably wasn’t a good
bloated levels of economic output and an chises and still has to defend every gramme for every other sport. i idea.”
increase in demand. achievement from the "Steroid Era." There’s something about the ease of : When attention turned
All this comes in the fall with the start I starve so much during the bust period, determining the speed of a group of peo- ; from the field to the fight, sev-
of the NFL Season, College Football, the that I wake up each spring and summer ple sandwiched between two lines that : eral players and Fox rushed
NBA and College Basketball. morning praying another NFL or NBA appeals to us like nothing else. BO the scene. Fox tried to sep-
The chase for College Football's off-season transaction would take place, The fact that we’re good at it doesn’t : arate the two, but it took line-
National Championship and man's war setting of a chain reaction of "I can't wait seem to hurt either. oe Pe Beason to pull
with the BCS system, the Super Bowl, until the boom period so we can see how - What will make this Olympics possibly oe . ae Bais oh
March Madness, and the NBA Finals all this all works out" stories. our best ever is the fact that the Bahamas Ph MESS Wace SLO a Te Bes
: : : ; re ae : ike : holding his head while accom-
grip our interests to the point where we Fortunately for me, I’m only forced to will field participants in three other disci- tS anied BY Hainer: Seuith was
_ become complacent, like the calm before endure the bust period for no more. than plines. : Gen a ‘here by receiv-
the storm. three years at a time. In eight days the Beijing Games will - © Eeeihsin Mahaminad to taik
Then the bust hits us...hard. This Summer Lull will be helped by the begin and I'll finally be granted solace Pt eas:
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ball and the WNBA. enjoyable smorgasbord of sports. Meanwhile, the Summer Lulls of 2009, : was trying to apologize, so I
ESPN becomes all baseball highlights, . For small countries like the Bahamas, '10, and '11 are going to be brutal...I won- ? was walking with him just to
’ baseball stories, "Baseball Tonight" while | the Olympics mean even more because we der if we can get Tim Donaghy to start : be there.”
Peter Gammonds and Tim Kurkjian pretty _get to go toe to toe with the Superpowers calling WNBA Games. _ : After being treated for sev-

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Webb pitches D’backs
past the Dodgers 2-1

@ BASEBALL the second time in seven games.

LOS ANGELES Slugging outfielder Manny
—— _ Ramirez, acquired by the
THE ARIZONA DIA-_ Dodgers from Boston earlier
MONDBACKS are usually in Thursday, is expected to make
pretty good shape when Bran- his Los Angeles debut Friday
don Webb gets the ball. When Hight against Arizona’s Randy
he pitches against the Los Johnson in the second game of
Angeles Dodgers, they’re just four-game serles. :
about unbeatable, according to I don’t know exactly how it
the Associated Press. all worked out, but I’m happy it
Webb scattered six hits in did,” said Lowe, who played
eight innings to win his big © with Ramirez in Boston from
league-leading 15th game, and 2001-04. “He’s going to bring
the Diamondbacks beat Los 2nother element to our offense.
Angeles 2-1 Thursday night to _ It’s going to be a great addition.
extend their NL West lead over _! think everyone’s looking for-
the Dodgers to two games. ward to getting him out there
Webb (15-4) walked one and tomorrow and letting him do
struck out six in outpitching _ his thing.”
Derek Lowe and continuing his The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead
domination of the Dodgers. The i” the sixth when Juan Pierre
2006 NL Cy Young Award win- hit a one-out single, took third
ner is 8-0 in his last nine starts 0 Matt Kemp’s hit-and-run
against Los Angeles, allowing _ Single and scored when second
nine runs in 71 innings. baseman Orlando Hudson
“I’ve had some good luck trapped Russell Martin’s bro-
against those guys,” said the 29- _ ken-bat blooper and threw him
year-old right-hander, who has out at first. Kemp’s hit extended
a 10-3 lifetime record against _ his hitting streak to a career-
the Dodgers and hasn’t lost to high 18 games. :
them since July 7, 2004.“That _ The lead didn’t last long.

was probably some of the best Conor Jackson doubled to open
stuff I’ve had all year. I was able _ the Arizona seventh, took third

to keep the ball down. on Chad Tracy’s infield out and

“In my eyes, it’s the biggest scored on a double by Mark’

one we’ve had all year.” Reynolds, snapping the

Brandon Lyon blanked the Dodgers’ scoreless inning streak
Dodgers in the ninth toearnhis 4t 29 innings — their longest
23rd save in 28 chances. such streak since they held the

The win was the sixth insev- | OPPOSition without a run for 38
en games for the Diamondbacks "Mings In 1991. Chris Snyder
while the Dodgers lost for just followed with a single to drive

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in the go-ahead run and chase
Lowe (8-9).

“You’re not allowed much
leeway when you pitch against a
guy like Webb,” Lowe said.
“You really have to pitch near-
perfect baseball to beat him.
That’s always a good challenge,
but you know you’ve got to put
up zeros. The most frustrating
thing was getting a one-run lead
and giving it back on 10 pitch-
es.”

The Dodgers threatened in
the eighth when pinch hitters
Andre Ethier and Mark
Sweeney singled to open the
inning and Pierre sacrificed.
Kemp followed with a liner to
left, which Jackson raced in to
catch before making a one-hop
throw to nail Ethier at the plate:
Snyder made a lunging tag, end-
ing the inning.

“He got it there, that was his
job,” Snyder said. “The rest was
my part. That’s the game right
there.”

Jackson, a converted first
baseman, said he believes teams
are going to be aggressive
against him because of his inex-
perience in the outfield.

“It wasn’t a perfect throw,”
Jackson said. “(Snyder) made
an unbelievable play. Hats off
to him.”

Lowe, who gave up one hit
in eight shutout innings against
Washington in his previous
start, allowed seven hits and two
runs in 6 1-3 innings with no
walks and seven strikeouts.



Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo

ARIZONA Diamondbacks’ Mark Reynolds, left, is congratulated by
teammates after scoring on a single by Chris Snyder during the
seventh inning of their Major League Baseball game against the Los
Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 31, 2008, in Los Angeles.

? the locker room.

: Smith spent several minutes
: talking to kicker John Kasay
: on an adjacent field before he
: was escorted to the locker
: room by Hurney as practice
: continued.

: “Anytime something like
: that happens you’re obviously
: disappointed,” Fox said. “It’s
: part of football and you deal
i with it.”

: The coach had an extend-
: ed talk with the team after the
: workout. Delhomme said Fox
: warned the players not to
: retaliate against Smith.

i “I don’t anticipate this hav-
: ing any lingering effect on this
: team,” Delhomme said. “We
: were talked to and things were
: squashed. That’s it. That’s the
: way it is. It happened. There
: will be no retaliation by any-
: body on anything. When you
: look at the schedule we don’t
: play the Panthers this year. So
: we need to be smart when
: we're out there.”

: A three-time Pro Bowl pick,
: Smith has had trouble con-
: trolling his temper. He was
: suspended for a game in 2002
: after punching teammate
: Anthony Bright during a film
session, Smith received coun-
: seling for anger management,
: and a lawsuit filed by Bright
: was eventually settled out of
: court.

: Despite a history of poorly
: timed penalties following
: angry outbursts, Smith signed
: a contract extension last year
: through the 2012 season that
? makes him one of the NFL's
: highest-paid receivers.

: A possible suspension to
: Carolina's top playmaker
: cast a shadow over the team
: Friday afternoon.



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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 13



SPORTS



Olympic Running



Seven Russian athletes suspended
by IAAF on doping-related charges

MONTE CARLO, Monaco
(AP) — Seven Russian female
athletes, including an indoor
world record holder and a two-
time world champion, were pro-
visionally suspended Thursday
by the IAAF on doping-related
charges.

Yelena Soboleva, who set an
indoor world record in the
1,500-meters at this year’s world
championships, was among
those accused of doping eight
days before the opening of the
Beijing Olympics “for a fraud-
ulent substitution of urine
which is both a prohibited
method and also a form of tam-
pering with the doping control
process.” .

Two-time world 1,500 cham-
pion Tatyana Tomashova also

- was suspended, along with mid-

dle-distance runners Yulia
Fomenko, Svetlana Cherkasova
and Olga Yegorova. Hammer
thrower Gulfiya Khanafeyeva
and discus thrower Darya
Pishchalnikova also were
charged.

Soboleva, Tomashova,
Fomenko, Khanafeyeva and
Pishchalnikova have all quali-
fied for the Beijing Olympics.

“This shows we are willing to
do anything to stop doping,”
IAAF spokesman Nick Davies
said. “The IAAF is ready to
take on an investigative
approach on these issues if it
needs to.”

The IAAF said the matter
would be turned over to the All
Russia Athletics Federation. It
was unclear when the supposed
tampering took place.

“These rule violations were
established following the delib-
erate storage of samples by the

IAAF and reanalysis using.

comparative DNA techniques,
and were the result of a specif-
ic investigation which was insti-
gated and carried out by the
IAAF for more than a year,”
the IAAF said in a statement.

Russian officials were dis--





Photos: Anja Niedringhaus/AP

RUSSIA’S YELENA SOBOLEVA competes at the World Athletics
Championships in Osaka, Japan, on August 29, 2007...

pleased with the timing of the
track body’s announcement.

“The IAAF could do noth-
ing better ahead of the games in
Beijing,” The All Russia Ath-
letics Federation president
Valentin Balakhnichev said.
“It’s not a civilised approach.”

According to IAAF rules,
athletes have up to 14 days to
request a hearing with their
national federation. If a hearing
is requested, it must be held
within two months.

Fomenko was second to
Soboleva when she set the
world record of three minutes,
57.71 seconds on March 9 in

- Valencia, Spain, breaking her

previous mark of 3:58.05.

Tomashova won world titles
at the 2003 and ‘05 champi-
onships, and won silver at the
2004 Athens Olympics, while
Yegorova won the 5,000 at the
2001 Edmonton worlds and
took silver in the 1,500 at the
2005 Helsinki worlds and gold
in the 3,000 at the 2001 indoor
worlds.

Pishchalnikova won the sil-
ver medal in the discus at the
2007 worlds and gold at the
2006 European championships,
and Khanafeyeva won silver in
the hammer throw at the 2006
Europeans and set a world
record in her event in 2006.





RUSSIA’S TATYANA TOMASHOVA reacts after crossing the line to win the
gold medal in the Women’s 1500 meters during the European Athletics
Championships in Goteborg, Sweden, on August 13, 2006...

“This is all about the clear
favourites,” Russian Olympic
Committee anti-doping chief
Nikolay Durmanov_ said.
“There are many questions.
The first is: What in fact hap-
pened? There will be a special
inquiry.

“A less important question
but a more pertinent one is:
Why is the issue of last year’s
tests emerging just a week
ahead of the games? Couldn’t
this question have been dis-

- cussed with us in May, June or

March?”
Both Yegorova and
Khanafeyeva have been

embroiled in doping scandals

before. Yegorova tested posi-
tive for EPO in 2001, but the
result was thrown out because
the French lab conducting the
test did not follow the proper
procedure. Khanafeyeva tested
positive for an unspecified stim-
ulant at the World Military
Games in India in 2007, but the
case was later dismissed. ;

Also Thursday, Romanian
middle-distance runners Elena
Antoci and Cristina Vasiloiu
tested positive for the blood
booster EPO (see sidebar) and
could be dropped from the
country’s Olympic team pend-
ing a second test, an official
said.



Romanian
PUNKErS
test positive
for blood
hooster

BUCHAREST, Romania
(AP) — Two middle distance
runners from Romania could
be dropped from their
Olympic team after testing
positive for the blood booster
EPO.

Elena Antoci and Cristina
Vasiloiu did not leave for the
Beijing Games on Sunday
with the rest of the team, the
Romanian Olympic Commit- |
tee said.

Octavian Morariu, the head
of the committee, said an ini-
tial test from a laboratory in
Lausanne, Switzerland,
showed EPO and he is await-
ing results of a second test.

“When we left for the
Olympics I had the results for
all the athletes, except these
two,” Morariu told Realitatea
TV from Beijing.

“Tf there is the tiniest doubt
about them, they will not
compete.”

Antoci and Vasiloiu were

- to compete in the 1,500-meter
race. The developments in
Romania came on the same
day seven Russian female
athletes were provisionally
suspended by the IAAF for
doping-related matters.

The Romanian National
Institute for Sporting Medi-
cine first tested Antoci and
Vasiloiu on July 16, and
asked for more tests, outside
Romania.

Romanian middle distance
runner Liliana Popescu, who
runs the 800 and 1,500, was
dropped from the Olympics
team in July after failing a
doping test.

She has the same Roman-
ian trainer as Antoci and
Vasiloiu — Eleodor Rosca.
Neither ‘of the runners nor
Rosca has commented on the

tests.

UNITED STATES Olympic basketball team player Dwyane Wade
makes a slam-dunk during the friendly Basketball match against
Lithuania in Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. The U.S. won 120-84.



Olympic Basketball





UNITED STATES Olympic basketball team player Kobe Bryant
makes a slam-dunk during the friendly Basketball match against
Lithuania in Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. The U.S. won 120-84.

US Olympic basketball team LeBron James, left, fights for the ball
with Lithuania’s Jonas Maciulis during the friendly match in
Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. US won 120-84.



Photos: Kin Cheung/AP

US blows out Lithuania, 120-84

m MACAU

KOBE BRYANT harassed long-
time nemesis Sarunas Jasikevicius into
a miserable night and helped the U.S.
Olympic basketball team roll to a 120-
84 exhibition victory over Lithuania
on Friday night, according to the Asso-
ciated Press..

Dwyane Wade scored 19 points,
Dwight Howard had 17 and LeBron
James 15 for the Americans, who
raced to a big early lead, then pulled
away again after Lithuania got within
single digits early in the second half.
Bryant finished with 13 points, nine
during the big U.S. first quarter.

The Americans, who shot 64 per-

cent, swept two games here and leave
Saturday for Shanghai, where they will
play European champion Russia and
Australia.

Michael Redd finished with 16
points and Carmelo Anthony added
11 in a rematch of the bronze-medal
game from four years ago.

Jasikevicius was just 2-of-8 from the
field for nine points, with three
turnovers. Rimantas Kaukenas led
Lithuania with 17 points.

The United States needed a quarter
to warm up in its first two games, but
was sharp right from the start this time.
Howard had three consecutive bas-
kets, James dunked twice, and the
Americans were already up by dou-
ble digits barely 2 1/2 minutes into the

game. Minutes later, Bryant had two
jumpers and a 3-pointer in a quick flur-
ry that made it 24-5.

Howard had 10 points and Bryant
nine in the first 10 minutes, with the
Americans opening a 31-15 lead.

Lithuania kept the deficit in the
teens from there, then opened the sec-
ond half with a flurry of 3-pointers to
make it a game. Jasikevicius had a rare
open look and hit the final one to cut
the U.S. lead to 61-52 with 7:10
remaining in the third quarter, but the
Americans immediately blew it open
again.

Anthony, Howard and James com-
bined for the next 12 U.S. points.
everything coming from inside, to
make it 73-55, and Lithuania was nev-

er close again. Wade took over at the
end of the period and early in the
fourth, bringing the fans to their feet .
with a double-pump dunk on an alley-
oop pass from Chris Paul.

Wade was 7-of-9 from the floor and
Paul had seven assists. Every U.S. play-
er scored.

The teams split two meetings in the
2004 Olympics, with the United States
winning the second one to claim the
bronze medal. Jasikevicius scored 28
points, hitting seven 3-pointers, in
Lithuanta’s 94-90 victory in pool play.

He nearly led Lithuania to a stun-
ning victory four years earlier in Syd-
ney, missing a 3-pointer in the closing
seconds of a semifinal game as the
Americans held on for an 85-83 win.

}>)

Taking the challenge of defending
the opponents’ best player, as he fre-
quently did last summer in the
Olympic qualifier, Bryant never gave
Jasikevicius a chance to get going. The
former Indiana and Golden State point
guard found little room to dribble or
shoot when Bryant was near him.

He missed both shots and had a
turnover in the first quarter and was
still frustrated long after Bryant had
checked out for good, screaming at
the referee after throwing up an air
ball on a 3 with about 4 1/2 minutes
left.

Lithuania plays Turkey here Satur-
day and opens the Olympics against
defending gold medalist Argentina on
Aug. 10.



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Andrae Williams

Age: 25

Birthday: July 12th, 1983

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Height: 6.1
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College: South Plains College (associates degree),
Texas Tech University (bachelors degree).

Major: Human Ae cbates and: family studies
Sports events: 400m

Personal best performances: 44.90
Coach: Deon Miller

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite food: Curry chicken, white rice,
corn and plantain.

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NASSAU EVENTS CAPTURED





Fashion Week

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A UNESCO supported fashion event is
scheduled to take place in the Bahamas
this fall to raise awareness of various
global issues which are impacting small
island states.

“Islands of the World Fashion Week” —
a premiere fashion event which will pre-
miere in Nassau and Paradise Island -is
expected to raise awareness of issues
such as the environment, climate change,
poverty alleviation and HIV/AIDS.

The event will showcase the creativity
and cultural diversity of designers from
island nations.

Requirements for designers are a mini-
mum of 20 garments or a complete line
consisting of 50 original pieces.

Special recognition will be given to
designers who incorporate environmen-
tal-friendly elements or global social
issues and cultural expressions into their
designs.

Categories will include couture, pret 4
porter, casual, sports and swimwear.

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Threat of mass

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prison sick-out

Industrial action
could be taken if
issues not resolved

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

THERE is likely to be further .

industrial action at Her Majesty’s
Prison, including a massive sick-
out later this month, if the gov-
ernment does not move quickly
to resolve the promotion and
salary issues of officers, The Tri-
bune has learned.

“We have a big surprise for
them in August,” said a source at
HMP - who did not wish to be
named. “We aren’t walking out,
but everybody is going to send in
sick slips.”

The Tribune was told that the
sick-out on Thursday was not the
first day that frustrated officers
working at HMP’s Maximum
Security division did not come to
work.

The sick-out began earlier in
the week as early as Tuesday.
Officers from other sections, in
addition to trainee officers, had to
man the most dangerous parts of
the prison, said the source.

Only four officers reported for
work on Wednesday, “they had
to use officers from other areas to
man the maximum security prison
and you know that’s where you
have all those hardened crimi-
nals,” the source said. It is
claimed that fewer than the full
complement of officers reported
for work on Tuesday.

Some officers are upset
because they were promoted ear-
lier, but have not received back-
pay or upward salary adjustments.

Other officers from the 2005
and 2006 squads are frustrated

Police release photo

because $166 was subtracted from
their salaries in June. They claim
that this has still not been refund-
ed. Some of these officers have
also said that they were denied
the $62.50 given to civil servants
in July’s salaries.

Sergeant Stephen Sands, head
of the staff association at HMP,
confirmed yesterday that things
were back to normal at maximum
security.

He said the staff association
did not sanction the actions of
the officers who did not report
for duty. They numbered 10 to
12 out of the 22 who staff the unit,
he said. However, another five

. officers were either on leave or

assigned elsewhere, meaning that
the section that holds the most
dangerous men in the country
was severely understaffed. Offi-
cers from the morning shift had to
work overtime to cover the short-
age that occurred on the after-
noon shift.

Mr Sands confirmed that the
sick-out lasted for more than one
day. He said that “the first two
or three days (weren't) as bad” as
Thursday. “(Thursday) was just
worse,” he said.

The actions of the officers to
stage industrial action without the
consent of their staff association
suggests that a more radical fac-
tion might be emerging within the
prison, a faction that is fed up
with government’s pace in resolv-
ing the salary and regularisation

. dispute.

When questions. about such a
group were put to Mr Sands, he

SEE page two

@ By ALISON LOWE

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Tim Clarke/Tribune staff




MINISTER OF National Security Tommy Turnquest and US Ambas-
sador Ned Siegel on board one of the new boats yesterday.







@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter








FOUR high speed interceptor patrol boats with state-of-the-art
technology were presented to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
by the United States Government in a ceremony at the RBDF
headquarters in Coral Harbour yesterday.

The boats, valued at $3.3m, with four heavy-duty trucks, trail-
ers and boat lift, were given a test run on the crystal clear waters
south of New Providence with Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest and US Ambassador Ned Siegel on board.

The addition of the four fastest vessels in the RBDF fleet was
made possible by the Enduring Friendship Agreement between
the Bahamas and the United States, a joint security initiative
which has included the installation of $2.5 million worth of com-
munications equipment at RBDF bases across the Bahamas.

A total of 20 RBDF officers were trained to operate the hi-tech

SEE page two














Minister of State

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Tribune Staff Reporter
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Police keep
eye on illegal
immigration
over terror
concerns

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

POLICE are keeping a close
eye on illegal migration to the
Bahamas to ensure that the coun-
try’s porous borders are not used
for the exporiation of terrorism,
Acting Commissioner Reginald
Ferguson said.

Speaking on how dangerous
illegal migration can be, Com-
missioner Ferguson said that on a
global scale it can be a very seri-
ous problem for the Bahamas.

“Tllegal migration is a crime to
begin with. And what we see, and
what is very obvious, is how very
dangerous this whole question of
illegal migration could be.
Because in the current interna-
tional environment with terror-
ism and all these other things, you
see how this illegal immigration
thing can become a problem,
because it can be a vehicle for
exporting terrorism,” he said.

Commissioner Ferguson said
he has seen how well illegal
migration ha, done in assisting



Reginald Ferguson



other nefarioug industries, such
as the drug trade, as these same
sloops that are bringing in the
migrants are also bringing in
cocaine and marijuana.

These two “industries”, he said,
are now intertwined, as his organ-
isation has information to suggest
that there is some level of funding

SEE page two

Union says strike action ‘critical’
to resolve Morton Salt ue

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

THE workers of Morton Salt
Bahamas were put on alert yes-
terday by the Bahamas Industri-
al Manufacturers and Allied
Workers Union (BIMAWU),
who said that strike action is now
“critical” to resolve the dispute
with the company’s management.

This comes after Labour Min- ;
ister Dion Foulkes referred the LABOUR MINISTER Dion



matter of the continuing dispute Foulkes had referred the matter
over the firing of a union execu- of the continuing dispute over

SEE page two

the firing of a union executive
to the Industrial Tribunal.

Woman pleads guilty

of escaped prisoner

THE search for escaped prisoner Omar
Smith is still on and police have now
released a photo of the suspect, appealing
to the public for any inforrnation about
his whereabouts.

The 20-year-old drug suspect and
inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Fox
Hill, escaped from Central Police Station
last week.

He reportedly got away when he was left unattended, siizsealy by
a negligent police officer, The Tribune learned.

Officers at Central Police Station were not able to expand on infor-
mation received by The Tribune.

Smith, who is a Jamaican, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison
after he appeared before Magistrate Carolita Bethel on a marijuana
possession charge.

His last known address was Hospital Lane.

The police have launched an internal inquiry into the escape.

The escape occurred just five months after high-profile drug suspect
Melvin Maycock Senior, 42, disappeared from his holding cell at Eliz-
abeth Estates Police Station, and officers found his son, Melvin May-
cock Jr there instead.

- Omar Smitt



IMMIGRATION State Minis-
ter Branville McCartney said Fri-
day he is not “one hundred per
cent satisfied” with security at the
Carmichael Road Detention Cen-
tre.

This is despite his second in
command, Immigration Director
Vernon Burrows, claiming imme-
diately afterwards that the facili-
ty has greater levels of security
“than most detention centres in
the world.”

The two men offered their
opinions on the facility during a
press briefing on the work of the
Immigration Department on Fri-
day.

Mr McCartney said that new
measures are going to be put in
place to deal with deficiencies in
security there, including security

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cameras.

He is planning to tour the facil-
ity soon to further assess what
might be needed. Part of this may
involve addressing how long
working hours can impact securi-
ty at the facility.

He said: “Let me commend the
men who are there and the job
they are doing. It is not an easy
job, it is quite taxing. But we have

SEE page five

to stabbing husband

FREEPORT - A 31-year-old woman pleaded guilty in Magistrate’s
Court to causing grievous harm to her husband by stabbing him in his
chest during a dispute at the couple’s business at Eight Mile Rock.

Melissa Rahming made the plea yesterday in front of Magistrate
Gwen Claude in Eight Mile Rock. She was remanded in police custody
until the court receives a medical evaluation of her husband’s condition.

Frederick Rahming, 38, of Deadman’s Reef, was taken to hospital
suffering from a chest injury on Wednesday. At last report, he was still
detained in stable condition at Rand Memorial Hospital.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming reported that around 9.20am on Wednes-
day police received a report about a fight in progress at Angel Pure
Water Company in Bartlett Hill.

When officers arrived at the
scene, according to the police
report, a woman reportedly told
them she had stabbed her husband
because she feared for her life. She
claimed that he and his brother were
about to attack her with a piece of
iron and wood.

Mr Rahming was taken by ambu-
lance to hospital.




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LOCAL NEWS

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MP says govt must
provide resources for |
youth development

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net _
FREEPORT - It is important that the govern-

ment provide the programmes and resources nec-

essary for youth development — as young people
make up half the nation’s population, a Grand

Bahama MP said.

Kwasi Thompson, MP for Pineridge, commend-
ed the minister of youth, sports and culture and his
team in Grand Bahama for“hosting a successful
summer programme for the youth here on the
island.

He noted that the Ministry of Youth has been
mandated with a very important task — the respon-

sibility for the positive development of young peo-_

ple all across the country.

The government held summer camps on the
island at Lewis Yard, Bartlett Hill Primary, Martin
Town Primary, Holmes Rock Primary, West End
All Age, High Rock Primary, McClean’s Town
Primary, and Sweeting’s Cay All Age School.

The camps were officially closed on Friday dur-
ing a ceremony at St Georges High School gym-
nasium, where youngsters were treated to snacks,
games and a bouncy castle.

During his address to participants, Mr Thompson
said that millions of dollars have been invested in
this year’s summer youth programmes.

“T want to impress upon the youth of this nation
that your government indeed cares about your
well being and your future development,” he said.

He told young people that crime is wrong.

“Crime in our society is not just simply wrong, it
is not Bahamian. We are a peaceful people — peo-
ple who seek to live in unity with others,” he said.

Mr Thompson encouraged young people to
strive for excellence and to aspire to become pos-
itive role models, like Bahamian athletes the Gold-

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en Girls, and Golden Boy Donald Thomas.

He urged students to be careful during the rest of
the summer.

“Tam advised that almost half of the child acci-
dents occur during the months of May to Septem-
ber. The greatest risks come from drowning, bike
crashes, pedestrian and car crashes.”

Mr Thompson listed a number of safety tips to
reduce Guanes of summertime injuries.

He said:

e¢ When driving, make sure that children are
secured with a child safety seat or safety belt appro-
priate for their age and size. They should always be
secured in the back seat.

e Always insist that children wear personal flota-
tion devices when on boats, near open bodies of
water or when participating in water sports.

¢ Never let a child under the age of 10 cross the
street alone. Teach children to obey traffic rules as
a pedestrian.

e Always supervise children.at playgrounds or in
the backyard. Make sure they are playing on a
safe surface, such as mulch, rubber or fine sand.

e If children are home alone tell them to never
open the door to strangers. Only children who are
old enough should be allowed to use the stove.
They should know where the fire extinguisher is.

Mr Thompson also warned parents about online
chat rooms as, he said, child predators use the
Internet to lure victims.

He said parents should also make sure their
child knows not to divulge any personal informa-
tion on the internet.

He said parents should install a firewall or other
computer programmes to prevent children from
accessing pornography.

“IT encourage all children to be safe this sum-
mer and I encourage all parents to pay special
attention to safety, especially during these sum-
mer months,” Mr Thompson said.

New hoats presented to RBDF

boats in Florida under the
Enduring Friendship Agreement
and will operate two of the boats
from Grand Bahama, one from
Mathew Town, Great Inagua,
and one from Coral Harbour,
New Providence.

The speed boats will be used
primarily to intercept smugglers
of illegal drugs or weapons who
frequently use go-fast boats.
They will be used also to block
human trafficking operations,
protect fisheries, and execute
maritime search and rescue oper-
ations.

Mr Turnquest said: “I am sat-
isfied that the acquisition of these



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Youth Award

FOR FIVE Bermudians and
six Jamaicans, hiking in the
Bahamas proved to be quite a
challenge and an adventure.

They were all part of the Gov-
ernor General’s Youth Award

(GGYA) annual Bahamas.

Award Scheme Expedition to
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, held
from June 27 to July 8.

This event is in its 16th year
and offers GGYA participants as
well as others the opportunity to:

e qualify for their respective
adventurous journey.

e experience life on a different
Family Island.

* acquire additional leadership
skills.

e live with other young people.

The five Bermudians were part

of the Gold section that hiked ©

and camped out for five days and
four nights. These groups start-
ed at the Wemyss Bight Primary
School and trekked to the light
house at the eastern tip of
Eleuthera? They went to Jacks
Bay next, passing through Cot-
ton Bay and then onto the North
Shore Bedch. \

Their final destination was
Tarpum Bay Primary School.

Two Jamaicans were part of
the Bronze section that trekked
from North Shore Beach into
Quarter Sound and then into
Tarpum Bay.

Threat of mass prison sick-out

FROM page one



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The only Jamaican Silver can-
didate hiked from Jacks Bay to
North Shore and then into
Tarpum Bay.

A total of 98 persons took part

in the event with participants .

coming from CV Bethel High
School, RM Bailey High School,
Nassau Christian Academy, Sun-
land Baptist Academy, Jack Hay-
ward High School, Bishop
Michael

Eldon High School, Mt Carmel
Preparatory, St Paul’s Methodist,
St George’s High School, Gov-
ernment High School, Grand
Bahama Catholic High, Jordan
Prince William, Queen’s College
and the Kidz Up Programme.

replied that this is somethin they are “looking into right now.”

“We really can’t confirm it, but we are trying to really look into it and
I think that’s one of the problems we’re trying, you know, to find out
right now because all we are getting is just a bunch of hearsay news,”

he said.

When asked if he has heard of plans for a massive sick-out, Mr
Sands said, “No I haven’t heard it as of yet.” However, he added that
in the past officers have done things on their own initiative “without
being sanctioned by the association.”

The association is going to give government and: National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest a chance to deliver on what has been
promised, Mr Sands said. Government has pledged to resolve the
outstanding issues with prison officers by the end of this month.

If nothing happens, he continued, “then we will take action.”

Union says strike action
‘critical’ to resolve
Morton Salt dispute

FROM page one

tive to the Industrial Tri-
bunal.

Earlier this month,
unionised workers at Mor-
ton Salt voted to strike
because of the dismissal of
the company’s former mas-
ter electrician, Ken Rolle.

Mr Rolle, who is also an
executive of the BIMAWU,
was terminated in May.

In a press statement yes-
terday, the union said that
while Minister Foulkes con-
tacted BIMAWU president
Wilfred Seymour, no agree-
ment was made to stay the
industrial action planned by
the union.

“(Morton Salt Bahamas)
has argued before that the
Tribunal has no power, and
for the company to request
the minister to refer the dis-
pute to the Tribunal to do
something that the compa-
ny is aware the Tribunal
cannot do, can-only be con-
sidered to be union busting,
and efforts to undermine the
credibility of the officers
and the union in the work
place,” the BIMAWU said.

The union also said it has
not received any dates fora
referral and has not been
informed of who will be
responsible for absorbing
the legal costs associated
with the exercise.

Secretary general of the
BIMAWU Jennifer Brown

told The Tribune earlier in
the week that the move to
the Industrial Tribunal was
the last thing the union
wanted and will only result
in Mr Rolle being left with-
out 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.

Ms Brown said in an ear-
lier interview that Mr Rolle,
who is married with three
children, is struggling to pay
his bills, especially in these
times of rising food, gas and
electricity prices.

She said that Mr Rolle has
been employed at Morton
Salt for more than 30 years
and is now left with no oth-
er employment options.

“There is nothing else on
Inagua,” she said.

Mr Rolle is accused of
reconnecting the power sup-
ply to an elderly resident
without management’s per-
mission after a disconnec-
tion exercise by the compa-
ny, according to the union.

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

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



The GGYA is a member of the
International Award Association
and the Caribbean Award

’ Scheme Council. :
“The International Award is-

an exciting self-development pro-

gramme available to all young -

people worldwide equipping
them with life skills to make a
difference to themselves, their
communities and the world,”
local organisers say.

To date, more than 8,000 young
Bahamians have been motivated
to undertake a variety of volun-
tary and challenging activities.
Over five million young people
from over 100 countries are
involved in the programme.

Police Keep
eye on illegal
immigration over
lerror concerns



FROM page one

now involved.

“We know from our intelli- *
gence and some things that
have actually happened how
the same vessel that brings the
illegal immigrant is bringing
in the cocaine and the mari-
juana. So it is intertwined,
because I think some degree
of funding is being applied
there. And that is why you
find that drugs are involved in
the illegal immigration process
as well. So it is a serious prob-
lem, and it has the potential to
be very, very, very serious for
us,” he said.

In addition to the flow of
migrants and narcotics to the
country, Commissioner Fer-
guson said the illegal shipping
of guns into the Bahamas is
another challenge that the
force is continuing to battle.

“T believe the firearm, like
the drug question, will always
be a challenge — there’s no
question in my mind about
that. But having said that, law’
enforcement has the respon-
sibility to do whatever it can
to stem the flow of guns com-



ing into our country. There
may have to be a review of
legislation.

“We do all that we can on
the streets because we know
that the firearms on our
streets that are used to com-
mit armed robberies and
killings are coming from other
destinations. We have collab-
orated with law enforcement
agencies in other countries.
We share intelligence over this
same question with other
countries, and certainly I
believe that even a more
potent approach from the
intelligence point of view can
be of great benefit in trying
to stem the flow; because
there are a multitude of ways
to bring firearms into this
country,” he said.

Some common techniques
used to bring weapons in,
Commissioner Ferguson said,
are through shipments of
building materials, trailers,
vehicle and motor-cycle parts,
and now even by the multi-
million dollar yachts that
cruise through our waters on a
daily basis.







~~
THE TRIBUNE





In brief.

Defective
generator
causes heavy
smoke at
Harbour Bay

A DEFECTIVE genera-
tor at the Adam & Eve’s
clothing store in the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Plaza
was responsible for heavy
smoke in the area yester-
day afternoon.

Shoppers at the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Plaza
were shocked as black
smoke suddenly billowed
forth from behind Adam
& Eve’s.

The incident occurred
shortly before 2pm, just as
the entire plaza was expe-
riencing a power outage.

As stores switched on
their generators, thick,
black clouds of smoke sud-
denly appeared.

While by-standers were
trying to find the source of
the smoke, Fire Services
were called to the scene.

Staff at Adam & Eve
said that the store’s gener-
ator was “acting up” and
was the source of all the
smoke.

As soon as the faulty
generator was shut down,
the smoke began to
decrease.

By the time two fire
engines arrived in front of
the store, the smoke had
almost completely sub-
sided.

However, there was still
some concern adout the
paint and other flammable
substances at the John S
George store catching fire.

Press liaison officer Asst
Supt Walter Evans told
The Tribune that Fire Ser-
vices investigated the situ-
ation and determined that
there was no danger.

“There was no fire, we
consider (the call) a false
alarm, but a good inten-
tion,” he said.

Nian-pleads
guilty to fresh
crawfish
possession

A 51-YEAR-OLD Abaco
man has plead guilty to pos-
session of fresh crawfish
and an air compressor with-
out proper authorisation.

He was ordered to pay a
fine of $2,000 or serve six
months in prison.

Mosell Smith of Cooper’s
Town made the plea yester-
day morning in front of
Magistrate Crawford
McGee at Cooper’s Town.

According to Chief
Superintendent Basil Rah-
ming, Smith was found in
possession of 48 freshly
caught crawfish on Thurs-
day, July 31. This was one
day before the season
opened.

At 3.15pm on Thursday,
Defence Force officers
along with members of the
Fisheries Department were
reportedly on patrol in the
northern Bahamas when
they boarded a 15-foot
Boston Whaler near Powell
Cay. They discovered Smith
with the crawfish and com-
pressor. He taken into cus-
tody and charged.

The crawfish and com-
pressor were ordered con-
fiscated. .

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 3

Public ‘must advise Immigration

Dept of approaching Haitian sloops’

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

THE public was told that it
must continue to call in and
advise the Department of Immi-
gration of any sightings of
approaching Haitian sloops and
of the whereabouts of any other
illegal immigrants already on the
island.

And any persons living or
working illegally in the Bahamas
should leave voluntarily post-
haste or risk facing the full brunt
of the law, while their employers
should “do the right thing” and
let them go, a senior official said
yesterday.

“If we don’t arrest this prob-
lem, if we allow it to continue,
we will have difficulties in the
future. We have difficulties now.”

These were the words of Min-
ister of State for Immigration
Branville McCartney, as he
described the need for Bahamians
country-wide to assist the depart-
ment in the “mammoth task” of
enforcing the country’s immigra-
tion laws.

“This is perhaps one of the best
ways for us to deal with the illegal
immigration problem,” said Mr
McCartney of calls from the pub-
lic reporting illegal immigrants
and those who employ them.

“We need Bahamian help, we
have 300,000 odd eyes out there.
You know who and where these
persons are, you tell us and we
will act on it.”

Mr McCartney was Susrticalae:
ly keen to thank people, both

those who appeared in the media,
and those who “remained anony-
mous”, for tips which led to the
detention of almost 300 illegal
Haitian immigrants last Monday.

He added: “I would like to
thank the wider public for their
continuous calls to this depart-
ment over the last few weeks in
particular advising on places
where illegal immigrants are.”

“Particularly, those who have
been calling from other islands
such as Exuma, Abaco, Eleuthera
and in particular Harbour Island.”

Speaking at a press briefing,
Mr McCartney said that the
Immigration Department is tak-
ing its fight against those illegally
entering the country, and those
who facilitate them, “to another
level.”

“We are charging people not
only for being here illegally but
for working here illegally,” he
said.

Charge

“We have been able to charge
and persons have been impris-
oned as a result of working ille-
gally. Last week Friday we were

_ able to charge and find guilty ten

Jamaican nationals. They were
charged with attempting to mis-
lead an immigration officer and
working illegally. They are now
spending time at Her Majesty’s
Prison.”

Meanwhile, Mr McCartney
said that the captain and owner of
the boat which brought the immi-
grants last week, along with some
Bahamians caught employing ille-



@ HUNDREDS of Haitians were repatri-
ated to their devastated homeland after
unsuccessfully attempting to land illegally in
the Bahamas. Yesterday Minister of State
Branville McCartney said that the 292
Haitians represented “one of the largest
groups of illegals 10, have entered the country

in the last 10 years.”

However, the figure pales by comparison to
the total number of illegal immigrants — of all
nationalities — that have entered the
Bahamas and had to be repatriated over the

last eight years.

gal immigrants, will soon be
charged before the courts.

“They will be charged pursuant
to section 41 of the Immigration
Act: illegal landing and knowing-
ly assisting illegal landing. And
the penalty can be up to $5,000
per passenger,” said the minister.

He added that the government
will be “sending back” to Haiti
information relating to Monday’s
attempted landing.

“We anticipate sending back
to Haiti in particular information

n... the capture of the vessel,
the detention of the individuals,
the return of the individuals and
the unfortunate event of the
death of six individuals and in
particular the charging of the
captain and owner of that ves-
sel.”

The Minister of State eulendéd
his condolences to the Haitian
government and people in light
of the death of six of the immi-
grants, whose bodies have since
been found washed up in the
South Beach area.

Detention Centre numbers rise after vessel arrival

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LAST week’s arrival of a Haitian vessel with 292 illegal immigrants on board brought the Carmichael



Road detention centre’s population to 618: By Friday, repatriation flights back to Haiti had brought

the number down to 341.

This includes:

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50,526.

HERE ARE THE FIGURES:

2000 - 5,801; 2001 - 7,628; 2002 - 6,357;
2003 - 4,642; 2004 - 3,034; 2005 - 5,343; 2006
- 7,179; 2007 - 6,996

January to June 2008 - 3,546.

The total between 2000 and June 2008 -

The cost to government for repatriation

McCartney.

exercises between January and June 2008
was $517,986.70. “It has cost a significant
amount of money but it would certainly cost
us more if they were to stay here,” said Mr



Police officer
foils attempted
armed robbery

AN ATTEMPTED robbery
was foiled yesterday thanks to
the quick response of a Grand
Bahama police officer who was
able to tackle the mugger and
wrestle him to the ground.

According to a statement

- issued from the Grand Bahama

police, the marine co-ordinator
at the Grand Bahama shipyard
came out of Scotiabank on

- Explorers Way in downtown

Freeport shortly after 11am on
Friday.

The man, who was carrying a
white bag containing an unde-
termined amount of cash, was
walking away from the bank
when he was held up by a man
who snatched the bag and took
off on foot.

A Grand Bahama Drug
Enforcement Unit officer, who
happened to be on patrol in the
vicinity in an unmarked vehicle,
was alerted about the incident
and immediately went in pur-
suit of the suspect.

The chase ended just outside
the Bank of the Bahamas down-
town, where the officer is said to
have caught up with the suspect
and “tackled him to the
ground.”

A 22-year-old resident of
Melbourne Crescent, Hudson
Estates, was taken into custody
for questioning.

The bag containing the cash
was recovered and the Central

The Mall-<

BOX OF FICE OPE N

Detective Unit is continuing
their investigation into this mat-
ter.

e Neville Lowe, 62, of Sea-
grape, Eight Mile Rock, pleaded
guilty in Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday morning to possessing a
quantity of dangerous drugs—
cocaine — at Eight Mile Rock
on Wednesday, August 30.

Magistrate Gwen Claude con-
victed Lowe and sentenced him
to pay a $3,000 fine or serve 12
months in prison.

The court also ordered him
to do one year community ser-
vice. The monies seized at his
arrest were donated to St
David’s Methodist Church in
Seagrape.

‘e Four American tourists,
caught with undersized crawfish
and an air compressor in waters
off the Berry Islands, pleaded
guilty in the Great Harbour Cay
Magistrate’s Court on Thurs-
day.

Acting Magistrate Huntley
Christie fined the four men —
Gary Thomas Nelson, 45,
Anthony James Capolla, 25,
Robert Stanley Snyder, 40, and
Ryan Edward Rice, 34 - a total
of $16,000. Failure will result in
them spending one vear in
prison.

All fines were paid to the
court.

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Chinese cheered by ‘Olympic eclipse’

XIAN, China (AP) — Finally, China had
an act of nature it could celebrate.

After an Olympic year of freakish natural
disasters, crowds of Chinese watched a total
solar eclipse along the country’s ancient Silk
Road on Friday, one week before the start of
the Summer Games in Beijing. .

It was a welcome respite after a 2008 that

began with heavy snowstorms at the Chinese ~

New Year, followed by China’s deadliest
earthquake in a generation, then river flood-
ing ~ and even a huge algae bloom at the
Olympic sailing site. Online, some Chinese
murmured about curses.

‘But on Friday evening, the eclipse — once
a bad omen for China’s imperial rulers —
was cheered by a country eager for any aus-
picious sign before the games. State media
called China’s first solar eclipse of the century
the “Olympics eclipse,” and TV stations
broadcast it live.

“Listen, I think everyone hopes this will
bring some luck,” said Xiao Ning,,one of
hundreds watching on the old city wall in
Xi’an as the eclipse darkened the sky near
sunset in this ancient capital and Silk Road
terminus.

Told by the local newspaper’s front-page
story to watch the eclipse safely through
darkened film, people held up X-rays of teeth
and other bones, cheerfully tearing the sheets
into smaller pieces to share with others.

The eclipse began in the Canadian’ Arctic,
then passed over Greenland, western Siberia
and Mongolia before reaching China.

It took a poetic course across China, where
the first recorded solar eclipse was found
scratched into Shang Dynasty oracle bones
more than 3,000 years ago.

Following the northern route of the ancient
Silk Road, it passed over the western desert
county of Yiwu, where about 10,000 tourists
gathered to watch after astronomers said it
would have the best view; over Dunhuang,
where the oldest known map of the stars was
found in a desert cave a century ago; and
over Jiuquan, where China launched its first
manned spaceflight.

The eclipse tratled off just Beical Xi’an in
the central China region once considered by
(Chinese to be the centre of the world. The
Olympics, and its endless official promotion,
will bring back that feeling.

Despite the ruling Communist Party’s
emphasis on scientific thinking, China still
has its superstitions. |

The date and time of the Olympics’ open-

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ing ceremony on August 8 are stuffed with as_

many number eights as possible because

“eight” in Chinese sounds like “fortune” — it
starts at 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth
month of ’08.

But adopting the solar eclipse as a good
sign meant stripping away the old superstition
about it being the unluckiest event in the
sky.

In ancient times, it was believed a dragon
was eating the sun. Emperors were blamed
and had to apologise for angering the heav-
ens.

Later, being able to predict solar eclipses
and show control over the skies became so
political that some eclipse reports apparent-
ly were manipulated, said John B. Henderson,
a history professor at Louisiane State Uni-
versity who has written about Chinese cos-
mology.

“Eclipses were reported where none took
place, in areas of political or bureaucratic
strife,” Henderson said. “It may have been a

.means of voicing dissent.”

On the city wall, Xiao Ning said the eclipse
did have some relation to a 6.1-magnitude
aftershock earlier in the day in neighbouring
Sichuan province, the site of May’s devas-
tating earthquake, but he seemed to be alone
in his opinion.

The urge to seek links between the

‘Olympics and natural phenomena such as

the eclipse is understandable, if not exactly
rational, said Jiang Xiaoyuan, a social sci-
ences professor at Shanghai’s Jiaotong Uni-
versity who has written about astronomy
research and patriotism in China.

“We'd already known about this eclipse
many years before we got the right to host the
Olympics, so how can we explain this is ret-
ribution?” Jiang said.

After the eclipse ended, people coming
down from the wal! paused at the sight of a
more than 6-foot-long telescope mounted on
a bicycle cart. Niu Guodong, a 54-year-old
retiree, stood in undershirt and rolled-up
pants urging bystanders to take a peek —
“Jupiter,” he said in English. The cost was 10
yuan, or about $1.50.

His name card said “Xi’an astronomy hob-
byist.”

He said he watched the eclipse outside the
city, where the buildings aren’t so tall.

Asked about the weclipse and the Olympics,
he said with disdain: “Please. There’s no rela-
tion at all.”

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The vexing
question |
of bail —

EDITOR, The Tribune.

HISTORICALLY, from a
jurisprudential position, per-
sons charged with crimes
before our courts in The
Bahamas are generally
“admitted” to bail either by
the ranking police officer
and/or by the relevant Stipen-
diary and Circuit Magistrate.

Where necessary, an
accused person may also lodge
an application to be admitted
to bail with the Supreme
Court. Save in cases of treason
and murder, the courts will-
ingness to grant bail is leg-
endary. |

This seemingly casual
approach by the courts to
grant bail is causing much
alarm and concern on the part
of ordinary Bahamians. The
shaving cream, literally, is now
hitting the proverbial fan.

Allegedly, this week (July
4, 2008), a young man, who
had been on the. police’s
“most wanted” list (on sus-
pected murder charges) for a
very long time and who had

‘to be extradited or expelled

from a South American
nation, was hauled before a
local magistrate’s court on
charges of illegal possession
of dangerous drugs, inter alia.

The news report went on to
say that “a bail hearing” had
been scheduled for later in
July, 2008. How can this be
possible when the alleged
murder charge is still pending
and he is now suspected of
committing yet another seri-
ous criminal offence while on
bail?

In yet another case which is
pending, an alleged drug
“kingpin” who was once in
lawful custody but, allegedly
“escaped” from a secured jail
cell, was rearrested after a
high speed chase on a major
highway.

Several persons had their
vehicles damaged and risked

‘losing their lives during this

spectacular ordeal. This man
has now appeared before a
magistrate’s court where.he

has denied escaping and,

believe it or not, has lodged
an application for bail! No
doubt, based on the compe-
tency of counsel, he will, even-
tually, be admitted to bail.
Yes, the question of bail is a

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ately. Statistics have shown,
repeatedly, that most of the
serious crimes being commit-
ted are being committed by
persons who are already on
bail for other crimes, inclusive
of murder.

No bail, as a matter of
course, should be granted in
cases involving use of a
firearm; large drug seizures;
cases of homicide (murder:
and manslaughter); rape;
incest and, of course, causing
serious harm to the person or
serious damages to property.

Whenever people see the
judicial system as musical
chairs, to be played and tri-
fled with, some of them and
their “hot shot” lawyers are
prone to take advantage of the
same. Even now, we are sub-
jected to seeing persons

‘charged with murder and

rape, et al, yet, they are admit-
ted to bail, on jokey terms and

conditions, ad nauseum.

. One particular case involves
a person who, allegedly, shot
and killed another person
years ago. The accused has yet
to be retried on that case but
he is on bail within the com-
munity. Recently, that same
person was, again, hauled
before the courts on ‘threats —
of death.”

Another person, allegedly,
had sexual intercourse not
with one of his putative
daughters but with two of
them, both under 14 years of
age (statutory rape cum
incest). He was observed the
other day, along with his legal
mouthpiece, begging the court
for bail! j

Two to one, he will, eventu-
ally get bail and may well
interfere with his putative
nubile daughters in more ways
than one. Who cares? To God
then, in all of these vexing and
mundane things, be the glory.

ORTLAND
H BODIE JR
Nassau,

July 4, 2008.

Concern about motorcycles
on the Cable Beach strip —

EDITOR, The Tribune.



PLEASE allow me, a senior citizen of Cable Beach to warn
the police and The Tourism Board to do something on the
Cable Beach strip, before a drastic accident happens.

Now for the past six months or more these motorcycle ladies
and gentlemen drive up and down the Cable Beach strip, not
caring for the elderly who live on that strip, with their engines
wide open, like they want to give us a heart attack.

If we are sleeping they wake us up and it sounds like an
earthquake. The roaring of the engines and the speed they
make, don’t make sense on a tourist strip.

Just think if they hit a Bahamian or tourist, they will not
live, and that will be bad news for our Bahamas. I know there is
a speed Strip on Oakes Field Sports Centre, why don’t they go
there? I also know the police force have a good motorcycle
squad, who performed on our Independence ceremonies, and I
believe if only two of them were to be posted at the Cable
Beach Police Station, order can be restored.

Let this be a wake up call for our Police Force and Tourist
Board.

A MOTORCYCLE FAN

Nassau ,
July 11, 2008.

Exclusive concession
for the providing of
food and restaurant

services to airport

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHEN a MP, especially a Minister of State (a Cabinet Min-
ister), stands in Parliament and states an untruth then it would ©
be best he would sit and stay quiet.

I refer to the granting in the 1950s of the exclusive concession
for the providing of food and restaurant services to what is
now The Lynden Pindling International Airport.

The originating concession was granted by the last UBP Gov-
ernment to the Bethel Family — Charles and John (recently
deceased).

In the 1970s Tiger Finlayson and a group purchased that
company Bahamas Airport Caterers and by purchasing inher-
ited the exclusive concession.

It should be noted that as politically we stand today the
inheritors of the UBP is the Free National Movement of which
Minister of State Charles Maynard is elected for.

Between 1992 and 2002 the FNM did not try to alter this
exclusive concession because they knew that the concession
was totally legal.

Facts are facts, Editor - let’s get them right.

B FERGUSON
Nassau,
July 23, 2008.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 5



ME i Se
‘Strong’ Bahamian contingent to

head to Carifesta 2008 in Guyana



In CHET

regulations -

ACCORDING to the
Department of Marine
Resources, the minimum
size of harvestable crawfish
tails is five and a half inches
long, and the minimum size
of a crawfish carapace is
three and a quarter inches.

Anyone found harvesting
crawfish with tails or cara-
paces smaller than this will
be subject to prosecution,
the department said.

The 2008-2009 crawfish
season opens today.

Minister of
State ‘not 100%
Satisfied! with
Detention
Centre security
FROM page one

to look at that as well, persons
being there continuously, the
human side of it, the officers
who are there are sometimes
there for long periods of time.
You can become complacent,
but that’s all human nature, we
have to look at that as well.”

Earlier this month Immigra-
tion Director Vernon Burrows
told another local daily that he
felt that security at the facility is
“adequate”, with most escapes
down to “human error.”

“As far as security is con-
cerned we have 10-foot walls
around the facility and double
rowed, razor-wire fencing...so
it's just the human aspect of it
that we need to improve, where
officers will always be vigilant,”
said Mr Burrows.

Mr Burrows yesterday high-
lighted the importance of strik-
ing a balance between increas-
ing security and thereby ensur-
ing that the efforts of immigra-
tion and defence force officers
to detain illegal immigrants do
not go to waste, and making
sure that the centre does not
become like a “maximum secu-
rity prison.”

“The Bahamas is not ri
world — there are conventions
we must abide by. Sometimes
Bahamians may think the pop-
ular thing to do would be to
take drastic measures, but
that's not what we can do, we
have to work within the frame-
work of all of these conven-
tions.

“One of the dangers of hav-
ing a wall is that it will cause it
to be a maximum security facil-
ity, it will cause the institution
to no longer be a detention
centre.

“That's not what we want it
to be, we don't have mass mur-
derers and what not inside
there,” he said.

The Immigration Director
explained that most detainees
stay in the centre for “around a
week”, with any delays in their
stay often occasioned by the
“serious challenges” that the
department has in arranging
for some to be ready to leave.

“If that individual had the
proper travel documents, the
proper visas, passport, and if
they had plane tickets that we
did not have to buy, there
would be no impediment to
stopping us getting them out
quickly,” he said.

“Some people we arrest
sometimes may not have a
passport.

“We need to get to their
national government in order
to get a passport.

“Others have to pass through
third countries in order for
them to get home so that coun-
try they’ve got to pass through
may require visas and what not.
Some countries may be reluc-
tant to-let them pass though.
So sometimes we have some
serious challenges in order to
get persons out of the coun-
try.”

Three Cubans and a Hon-
duran escaped from the deten-
tion centre in June. Last year,
nine Cubans escaped from the
compound in two separate
breakouts in August and
November. The majority were
not recaptured.

Former Foreign Affairs Min-
ister Fred Mitchell said in June
he believed that the number of
breakouts by Cubans may be
contributed to by delays in
repatriating Cubans caused by
bureaucratic red tape. He
called for the government to
take action to reduce the
amount of time it takes to send
the Cubans home.

m@ By ERIC ROSE

A “STRONG” body of
artists and performers, from
across various genres and dis-
cipline, will represent The
Bahamas at the Caribbean
Festival of the Arts — Carifes-
ta) X — hosted by Guyana this
month.

“The Bahamas will send a
contingent of 110 visual artists,
filmmakers, junkanooers,
dancers, singers, musicians,
writers and theatre artists to
participate in this event,
increasingly recognised as the
premier occasion for sharing
national culture within the
region and showcasing
Caribbean really culture to the
world,” Minister of State for
Culture Charles Maynard said
at a press conference.

“Art exhibitions, work-
shops, native musical perfor-
mances, mega concerts — fea-
turing the region’s finest glob-
al performers, along with the-
atre productions dance per-
formances, a culinary festival
and a Grand Market, create a
unique experience that is not
to be missed,” he said.

The Bahamas will host Car-
ifesta XI in.2010.

Mr Maynard encouraged
media houses to send crews
to cover the event, and told
entrepreneurs interested in
being a part of Carifesta XI



WEIGHING THE TURTLE: Tara Burrows, Karen Bjorndal, Mark
Rolle, Gian Burrows

Union Creek site
of annual sea
turtle research

BAHAMAS National Trust wardens and young interns from
Inagua were busy.in July assisting sea turtle researchers Karen
Bjorndal and Alan Bolten conduct research on juvenile sea
turtles who call Union Creek Reserve home for the first 8 to 10

year of their lives.

The team captured, tagged, weighed and measured 100 Green
and Hawksbill turtles during the week long field work. Two stu-
dents joined the team this year — Gian Burrows and Mark

Rolle.

This is a new initiative introduced by the BNT and the Archie
Carr Centre for Sea Turtle Research, in an effort to involve the
community in the scientific work that takes place at this special
part of the national park system.

Union Creek is a critically important research site for sea tur-
tles, with special emphasis on the Green Turtle which has been

studied there since 1974.

Some of the most important scientific data on this endangered
turtle has been provided through studies conducted jointly by
the Bahamas National Trust and the Archie Carr Centre at

the University of Florida.

According to Tamica Rahming, BNT director of parks and sci-
ence: “Our national parks are more than mere recreational

designations.

Goals

“They are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity
and contain some the last ecosystem remnants needed as stan-
dards to set reasonable goals for sustainable development

throughout the land.

' “This long term research assists the BNT in making recom-
mendations to government regarding the taking of marine

resources such as sea turtles.

“The BNT council voted in favour a special resolution stating
that the BNT advocates the ending of the commercial sale of sea

turtles in the Bahamas.”

Karen Bjorndal said: “Long-term studies, such as the sea





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MINISTER OF State for Culture Charles inaed (left) peal during the press conference. Also sichirad. fron left are a director of culture
Dr Nicolette Bethel, director of junkanoo Phil Cooper and chief of operations Percy "Vola" Francis.

part of this whole trip to
Guyana,” Mr Maynard said.
“We have organised airfare,
direct from Nassau to George-
town, Guyana — leaving on

to go and see how Guyana
organises the event.

“The Department of Cul-
ture has put together some
wonderful travel packages as a

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August 21 and returning on
September 1.

“We have accommodations,
airport transfers and assistance
with Customs,” he added.



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Crossing the line
saturdaysmile

By INIGO ‘NAUGHTY’
ZENICAZELAYA

[pvannty, we all
have to wait in line at
some point. Our ancestors
had to, and unless you have
made your life completely
digital, chances are so do
you. But here is my ques-
tion: Is there an official rule-
book for toeing the line?

There are rules in base-
ball, basketball, football,
soccer, rugby and lacrosse.
Hey, even tiddlywinks and
lawn darts have rules. (Rule
number one in lawn darts:
Do not hit your opponent in
the head with the lawn dart!)
Yet how is it that the most
brutal, contentious and
potentially hazardous of all
human contact sports—Line
Toeing—has escaped the
eyes of the ever present
watchdogs?

I admit I had never given
much thought to formal line
toeing etiquette until an ear-
ly morning incident at The
Road Traffic Department
served as my wake up call.
My brother-in-law was in
town and needed to renew
his driver’s licence, and as I
had not renewed mine since
the early nineties (I jest,
another birthday was loom-

ing) I decided to go with him

and do the same. We made
_the post dawn mission to

Road Traffic hoping to.at.

least make the top 50 when
the doors opened at 8.30. To
my surprise and delight,
when we arrived there were
only a few persons waiting
outside ahead of us, with 25
minutes to go until opening
time. By my calculations, we
were golden. A nod of the
head to the others—all
men—established our places
(sixth and seventh -respec-
tively) and meant we would

not be spending the entire.

day in a line.

At exactly 8.36, five sec-
onds before the entrance
doors were finally unlocked,
two young women who had
just arrived strolled right
past us with one casually
declaring, “Ladies first.”

Huh? What happened to.

‘First come, first served’? -

I was too dumbfounded
to speak. Apparently so
were all the other men
although one did suck his



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teeth. My brother in-law
eventually mumbled, “Real
ladies would join the line,”
but both women ignored
him. They raced in ahead of
us only to find the customer
service window they had
sought out so coldly was still
closed. Embarrassed, the
pair looked back at us, but
by this time an “official” line
had formed, and I confess I
was somewhat amused
watching them reluctantly
join the end of it.
Unfortunately, Road Traf-
fic was just the beginning.
After that episode, every-
where I went that involved
some kind of line I noticed
how many individuals (and
sometimes whole families in
collusion) were finding sub-
tle—and not so subtle—ways
to. avoid toeing it. I have per-
sonally witnessed these peo-
ple in action thousands of
times now, in awe of their
ever increasing creativity.
Being the comedian that I
am, I could not help classi-
fying these line predators.
At Bamboo Shack, I
became aware of the exis-
tence of Cutters. With per-
sonalities exclusively com-
prised of that rare mixture
of courage and ignorance,
Cutters believe that reach-
ing out and grabbing hold of
the security bars on the

_ order window puts them

technically ahead of you in
line, even if you were there
first.

At the bank, I was intro-

- duced to the Jumpers. Dis-

tant cousins to the Cutters,
Jumpers believe that they
are line royalty, and their
place in line is eternal. They
leave the line for some
unknown reason only to
return 15 minutes later with
the remnants of a Dollar
Breakfast and a rolled-up
newspaper, expecting their
spot has been ‘saved.’

A trip to the grocery store

‘léd to an encounter with a

Whiner. Usually found
toward the back of long
lines,






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Ww hiners spend the
entire time com-

plaining about how slow the
line is moving/ few stations
are open/ many persons are
in front of them and on and
on. After watching no less
than two persons abandon
their full trolleys in the mid-
dle of the checkout line, I
realised that Whiners,
though not as bold as Cut-
ters, employ a very sophis-
ticated brand of psychology.
Their ultimate goal is always
getting to the cashier — so
they will talk (or annoy) you
out of their way by any
means necessary! It is like
some weird “Jedi” mind
trick.

Still, it took an outing to
BEC to bring me face to face
with the most stealthy and
socially adept of all line
predators; the Chatter.
These cagey veterans have
been through many line
wars, and rely on a masterful
three pronged attack: First,
they greet you by smiling
with more teeth than a
comb. (This is the Distrac-
tion.) Next, they slip in line
close to you (likely bringing
undue scrutiny from the
Whiners standing behind

you) and hit you with a ver-.

bal onslaught of Hey/ How
ya doin’/ How ya mummy/
How ya job? (This is the
Confusion, intended to elic-
it a false sense of familiari-
ty.) Finally, when it is your
turn to be served, the Chat-
ter abruptly ceases all ban-
er, produces a previously
well-hidden bill and morphs
into the Cutter before your
very eyes. (This is the Take-
down. You never stood a
chance.)

I admit I too have been



the victim of line predators
(mostly Chatters) because I
never used to pay attention
to these things. Plus, in the
absence of actual rules of the
game, who decides what is
fair and what is foul?

Here are my suggestions
for the official line toeing
rulebook:

Elderly persons must have
a cane, wheelchair, oxygen
tank or national insurance
card in single digits in order
to bypass the line.

Pregnant women must be
in labour or at least show-
ing in order to bypass the
line. (Having a ‘stubborn’
pot belly does not count.)

Handicapped persons
must actually be handi-
capped in order to bypass
the line. (Being loosely
referred to as ‘crazy’ does
not count.)

Chatters are legally
required to carry breath
mints or chewing gum at all
times. No exceptions.

Jumpers must automati-
cally pay a departure tax
when leaving the line. (Dol-
lar amount to be negotiated
with the person standing
immediately behind the
Jumper.)

Whiners must limit their
rants to 30 seconds or less;
and only one whine per hour
while on any line is allowed.

Cutters must cease and
desist, lest they get cut!

Now that a few guidelines
have been established, we
should proceed to our lines
in an orderly manner.

The rules are clear, the
scoreboard has been reset
and violators will be eject-
ed.

I am serious people, and
nowadays I travel armed
with lawn darts.



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Parenting Tips Part three

This is the final in a three-
part series on parenting tips for
raising young people.

e If your youngster is strug-
gling in reading and/or mathe-
matics get help immediately. Nip
it in the bud!

e Encourage your little one to
keep a journal. This will improve
his thinking, reading, spelling
and writing skills.

e Speak clearly and properly
to your youngsters. Encourage
them to do the same to you and
others. Motivate them to learn
another language.

¢ Computer literacy and great
typing skills are vital to your
child’s future.

¢ Is he interested in music, sci-
ence, or technology? Provide the
necessary exposure. If he is not
academically inclined, then make
sure he learns a good trade.

e Open the Bible with your
youngster consistently. The book
of Proverbs has great nuggets of
wisdom for child training. Self
control and obedience to par-
ents are two vital principles
taught.

e Build a close relationship _

with your teens. Train and chal-
lenge them to abstain from sex
until marriage. Expose them to
information on the great benefits
of purity and chastity and the
dangers of pre-marital sex. Be
open with them about these
things. Discuss it. Emphasise the
importance of taking responsi-
bility for behaviour, self control
and delayed gratification. Some
godly parents are succeeding at
helping their teens choose sexu-
al purity. /

¢ Openly discuss the destruc-
tive effects of drinking alcohol,
using cigarettes and drugs with
your teens. Encourage them to
be honest and open with you
about their struggles. Stay close-
ly connected to them. Urge them
to keep their bodies and minds
healthy by avoiding harmful sub-
stances.

e We must ensure that we set .

a good example in our behav-
iour and attitude.. Apologise to
your child when you are wrong.
I have had to apologise many
times to my boys.

e Do not compare your
youngster to anyone else. He is a
unique precious human being.

e Encourage the development
of Christ-like virtues in your
child: love, integrity, self control,
courage, honesty, kindness, gen-
tleness, patience, endurance,
hard work, diligence, discipline,
gratitude, mercy, fairness, for-
giveness, long-suffering, humili-
ty, meekness, faithfulness.

e Ensure that your precious
ones participate in community
service activities to assist

' respect for authority.



orphans, widows and the aged.

e Make sure that you daily
reinforce God’s — ways,
(Deuteronomy,6:6-9) and teach
appropriate good manners and
politeness.

e Know your child’s friends,
and I mean know them well.
Know your child’s activities and
whereabouts. Make certain that
his friends have the same val-
ues, since bad company corrupts
good character. (1 Corinthians
15:33) (Proverbs 13:20).

e Invest time and effort in
your child. Train and teach dili-
gently and you will reap many
good rewards. Encourage much
reading and wholesome conver-
sation in the home. Make sure
that you have an extensive
library in your home or visit a
public library often. Motivate
him to think critically. Turn the
TV off, unless there is something
helpful, wholesome or educa-
tional showing. Ensure that he
knows all about the country of
his birth and about other coun-
tries and their cities, since geo-
graphical and historical literacy
are very important. Do not let
TV and video games raise him.
Reading and constructive con-
versation improve thinking, lis-
tening, reading, writing, speaking
and comprehension skills.

e Pray daily for your children,
the children of the nation and
the world.

Diligent, deliberate parental
investment of time improves:

(Assuming of course that the
parent is stable and wise)

e Parent/child communication.

e Parent/child bonding.

e Child’s intelligence, conver-
sational skills, reading, writing,
listening and comprehension
skills.

e Child’s security.

e In the case of a Christian
parent: child’s consciousness of
God, faith in Him and obedi-
ence to Him.

e Child’s behaviour and

e Child’s self-esteem and
sense of well-being.

e Child’s psychological and
physiological health.

e Child’s academic perfor-
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¢ Child’s understanding of the
world.

e Child’s safety

e Child’s socialization

¢ Child’s critical thinking skills

e Child’s decisions/choices

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THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 9







The profile should _ @ The Tribune will be publishing its

| annual ‘Back to School’ supplement
INCL

| in August/September. In preparation
~....... for the supplement, which will fea-
° Name of student _ ture all graduating seniors who will
be attending university/college,







* Age ee
whether locally or abroad, we invite
* A list of exams already taken and the seniors to submit a profile on the
results - e.g. - Bahamas Junior ; i i
Certificate (BCs) exams and Pitman graduating Senlors, along with a
exams: photograph and contact information.

Deadline is July 31, 2008. |

e A list of exams expected to be taken -
Bahamas General Certificate of
Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams
















® The college/university they expect to oo
attend - e.g. - College of the Bahamas, :
Harvard University, University of Miami

¢ Name of degree expected to be
sought - e.g .- Bachelors degree in
English, Bachelors degree in Biology
© What career they expect to enter
once their education is completed - a
doctor, Math teacher, engineer



@ Please forward ail information to Lisa Lawlor, Tribune
Junior Reporter at email - lisalawlor@gmail.com -
please note 'Back To School' in the subject line. The
information may also be hand delivered or mailed in:

¢ All extracuricular activities -
club memberships, team
sports/track and field, church
activities



® A list of honours/awards/ —
recognition student has
received


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CRYPTIC PUZZLE |

, Down
1

Across
1 Regular habits and duties

ats

5 A fateful day for military 2
assistants (5)

8 Butter and milk producer 3
(5-4)

9 Runner in various kinds of 4

winter sports (3)

10 Off on a course (4) 5

12 Nine-inch ruler an ill-
behaved child may ask for
(8)

14 This drink can go a hun-

15 Good man in a new role

looking after horses (6) | 13

17 The act is included in the
charge for rehearsal (8)

18 Sidewalk pedestrian (4) 14
21 Printers’ measures — ,

they’re back inside (3) 16
22 Atin medal ordered to be

plated (9) ' 19
24 Extra quarter

to trim off (5) 20
25 Important individual

rendered

powerless (7) 23

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Positive, 5 Pier, 9 Scrub,
10 Croesus, 11 Lose one’s head, 13
Outlay, 14 Edison, 17 Second person,
20 Unearth, 21 Baker, 22 Earl, 23
Attempts.

Down: 1 Post, 2 Sort out, 3 Table
manners, 4 Vacant, 6 Issue, 7
Resident, 8 Considerable, 12
Moisture, 15 Stock up, 16 Upshot, 18
Clear, 19 Arms.





_ 7 Ginger’s stupid laugh (7)
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This dance can go all over
the place! (5) —

One issue or back num-
bers (3)

Ring New York Times? It
will be expensive (4)
Digs out exclusive news
items (6)

Surprise shots in a melee
(8)

He keeps still, being a
man of spirit (9)

This is something between
Greece and Turkey (6,3)

I'll stick around and find
something for your sore
throat (8)

Policemen make very little
money (7)

Man with a cue may show
sharpness (6)

Move or shoot upwards for
example (5)
Acomplication that natu-
rally goes against the grain
(4)

Flier turns up in a flap (3)

EASY PUZZLE

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across: 1 Cockatoo, 5 Epic, 9
Slang, 10 Epicure, 11 Unforgivable,
13 Unload, 14 Tragic, 17
Vainglorious, 20 Vanilla, 21 Inter, 22
Lure, 23 Marginal.

Down: 1 Case, 2 Channel, 3 As
good as gold, 4 On edge, 6 Plumb,
7 Clemency, 8 Silver lining, 12
Survival, 15 Glutton, 16 Sonata, 18
Inner, 19 Oral.



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several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
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isolated d5 pawn but better
piece activity. The structure can
turn out strong or weak, and its
outcome often depends on
tactical alertness. Here the
opponents have exchanged off
into an endgame where both



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1

10
12

14

15
17
18
21
22

24
25

Universal
remedy (7)

High steep rock
face (5)
Forgetful (9)
Excessively (3)
Agitated state (4)
First showing

of film (8)

A stalk
vegetable (6)
Crevice (6)
Inform (8)
Exchange (4)
Health resort (3)
Journey there and
back (5,4)

Pure (5)

High chest of
drawers (7)

fancied their chances, and
Black's next turn set up a hidden
trick which his opponent failed
to spot. Can you find Black's
coup and how White should
have countered it?



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1
2
3

Able to resist (5) .
Nothing (3)

Small sheltered bay
(4)

On a ship (6)

Fine soft goat’s
wool (8)

Having private infor-
mation (2,3,4)

7 Stupid behaviour (7)

13

14
16
19
20

23

Having equal scores
(3,6)

Introductory

test (5,3)

Perfect example (7)
Intact (6)

Young dog (5)
Object of

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Massage (3)



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once only. Bach must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.

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Good 17; very good 28; excellent
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Bidding Quiz

You are South, neither side vul-
nerable. The bidding has been:
North East South West
lv Pass 1% Pass
24” Pass ?

What would you bid now with
each of the following five hands?

1. @AJ102 ¥ KQS @ 742 & 1093

2. @ KQ75 ¥ 94 @ A1072 & Q73

3. ®AK8642 ¥ Q962 53 &7

4. ®AK96 ¥ 853 @ 742 & Q85

5. ®AK753 ¥ QJ @ 8653 & A4

wk *

1. Three hearts. Even though part-
ner’s rebid of two hearts puts his
hand in the minimum class (13 to 15
points), there is still a chance for
game. True, you have only 10 points,
which would ordinarily mean there is
no game, but your K-Q of hearts
should be elevated in value because
of their known importance.

The raise to three hearts is not fore-
ing and asks partner to go on to game
if he has more than a bare minimum.
Partner could have something like:
@ K3 ¥ AJ10763 @ 85 & AQ4, in
which case game would be an excel-
lent proposition.

2. Two notrump. Here, also, there
is a chance for game despite part-
ner’s minimum rebid. Again you
invite partner to continue — this time
possibly to three notrump — but he
is at liberty to pass if he has nothing
extra,

It would be wrong to bid three dia-
monds, which would force partner to
bid again in a situation where game
is in doubt.

3. Four hearts. This hand has only
nine high-card points, but offers a far
better prospect for game than either
of the preceding hands. It has lots of
playing tricks and distribution, and
this is far more important in the long
run than high-card points.

The odds are that at least 10 tricks
can be made. It is not easy to con-
struct a hand where four tricks could
be lost, and this criterion should be
substituted for point count in hands
where distribution is a prominent
factor.

4, Pass, There is little hope of mak-
ing a game with this hand opposite a
minimum opening bid, and the best
thing to do is pass. While it is true
that your spade response could have
been based on a weaker hand, your
surplus values are too thin to justify a
further bid.

5. Four hearts. It is a bit unusual
to jump-raise with only two trumps,
but they are of such quality that they
can be regarded as more than ample
support for a suit that partner has bid
twice. Game in notrump should not
be considered with so little in the
way of stoppers in the minor suits.
Hands composed of primary tricks,
such as this one, usually play better
in a suit contract.

Tomorrow: Tricky but instructive.
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Junior tennis
team heads
to Mexico

in August

JUSTIN Roberts has been
named for an International
Tennis Federation Junior tour-

ing team, which will compete’ :

in a series of junior tourna-
ments during August in Mexi-
co.

The team is part of the ITF’s
Developmental Programme,
which is financed by the ITF
and the Grand Slam Develop-
ment Fund. .

The team will be captained
by Anthony Jeremiah
(Trinidad) and Carlos
Rodriguez (Honduras) for the
first week, and Rodriquez and
Graciela Velez (Mexico) for the
last two weeks of the circuit.

The tournament will include:

Copa Tampico from August
4-9; Monterrey Junior Country
Cup from August 11-16 and
San Agustin from August 18-

“Oat

Roberts is 11-years-old and
attends the Lyford Cay School.
He has spent the past six
months training and develop-
ing his game at the Evert Ten-
nis Academy in Boica Raton,
Florida.

He plays extensively in the
USTA tournaments in Florida
and is currently ranked No.1 in
the boys’ 12 and No.5 in the
boys’ 14 in the Bahamas.

Steve Turnquest, the first vice
president and director of the
Junior Tennis for the Bahamas
Lawn Tennis Association not-
ed:

“We are happy for Justin
Roberts to be given this oppor-

tunity to be a member of the

COTECC U-13 team. This
opportunity will open other
doors for some of our young
talented tennis players. Justin
has a good temperament and
is a fine young player, and will
no doubt be an inspiration to
helping other players to reach
similar height.”

Bradley Bain, one of
Roberts’ coaches stated:

“This opportunity for Justin
comes as a result of his hard
work, passion and willingness
to learn the game of tennis.
Despite being an exceptional
talent, he is a very humble kid
who just wants to excel at the
very top of the tennis game,
thus always giving his all in
practice and match play.

‘““T am confident that the
development of his game over
the next month as a result of
this opportunity will pay divi-
dends in his future develop-
ment as a tennis player.”

During 1986-2006, close to
$60 million has been invested in
tennis development activities
in 150 countries worldwide. In
2006, $3.5 million was spent on
the Development Programme
with $2.1 invested by the ITF
and the balance of $1.4 million
contributed by the Grand Slam
nations to the Grand Slam
Develop[ment Fund partly
from proceeds generated from
the Tennis Masters Cup.

The Tennis Masters Cup is
co-owned by the ITF, Grand
Slams and ATP. Last year’s
event took place in Shanghai,
China from November 11-18.

‘Stage is set for
softball showlown
this Monday

THE New Village Pub
Sporting Lounge’s first Young
Stars/Ageless Wonders Soft-
ball Showdown will take place
this Monday.

It’s scheduled to pitchoff at
noon at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex.

Spurred on by a vociferous
challenge thrown out by one
of the juniors (most of whom
have little or no experience
competitively), the seniors
(ladened with players who
excelled internationally or
locally in either baseball or
softball), readily accepted,
sparking off constant conver-
sations that are heating up
daily as game time draws
near.

In addition to a most valu-
able players award, trophies
are up for grabs in a number
of other categories as well.







Knowles and Bhupathi
advance into the semifinals

Mark Knowles

BEC MS EL

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

MARK _ Knowles and
Mahesh Bhupathi couldn’t ask
for a better matchup going
into the final stages of the
Western & Southern Finan-
cial Group Masters Tourna-
ment.
~ They have advanced to the
semifinal of the week-long
tournament in Cincinnati,
Ohio where they will face the
world’s top ranked team of
American identical twin
brothers Bob and Mike
Bryan.

Their match is scheduled for
today with the winner advanc-
ing to the final. Their oppo-
nents will come from the win-
ner of the other half of the
draw.

That featured the number

Bahamian team set to face off
against twin brother team

six seeded team of Lukas
Dlouhy of the Czech Republic
and Leander Paes of India
against the No.2 seeded team
of Daniel Nestor of Canada
and Nenad Zimonjic of Ser-
bia.

Their semifinal was played
last night. No results were
available.

Nestor and Zimonjic are the
winners of the last tournament
played at the Rogers Cup in
Canada where they disposed
of the Bryan brothers.

Their victory has enabled
them to build on their lead in
the Stanford ATP doubles
Race with 814. The Bryans are
in second with 736. Jonathan
Erlich and Andy Ram are in

third with 467, while Knowles
and Bhupathi are fourth with
399.

What’s interesting to note
is the fact that Knowles and

-Nestor played together for

more than 10 years before
they split up last year.

And Bhupathi will be team-
ing up with Paes in the mens’
doubles at the Olympic
Games in Beijing, China later
this month. Knowles will be
playing with Devin Mullings
of Grand Bahama.

The Bryans will be repre-
senting the United States as
they defend their title and
Nestor is expected to team up
with Frederic Niemeyer.
Nestor teamed up with

Sebastien Lareau in 2000 to.
win the Olympic gold.

Knowles and Bhupathi, the
No.4 seeded team in Cincin-
nati, got into the semis after
they out-lasted the American
team of Mardy Fish and John
Isner 7-5, 6-7 (5) and 12-10 in
the tie breaker.

They got a bye in the first
round and didn’t have to work
up a sweat in the quarter-final
after they were awarded a
walkover against the team of
Tomas Berdych and Radek
Stepanek of the Czech Repub-
lic.

Knowles and Bhupathi are
going after their third title for.
the year. Their two victories
came in Memphis at the
Regions Morgan Keegan
Championships and in Dubai
at the Dubai Tennis Champi-
onships in February and
March.



SOME of the campers climb the rock at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s Summer Youth

Camp yesterday.



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

HERE? Sa ak at one of the rides that the campers =nleved sect at the Ministry of Youth, ee
and Culture’s Summer Youth Camp.



SOME of the campers get ready for one of the rides at the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s Summer Camp that concluded yesterday.

IT was a day of fun and mer-
riment as the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture’s annual

Summer Youth Camp came to a

close.

The Antiquities Monuments
and Museums grounds at the old
Education building Shirley
Street and Collins Avenue was
turned into a massive play-
ground for thousands of young-
Sters.

Participants took part in vari-
ous games, rock climbing and
enjoyed free food.

They gathered together from
the 26 satellite stations around
New Providence for the month-
long camp that got started on
July 7. The same thing was done
simultaneously in Grand
Bahama.

According to Gregory Butler,
the Director of Youth, the pro-
gramme attracted more than
2,500 youngsters. But they enter-
tained almost 4,000 youngsters.

The camp was opened to

youngsters between the ages of

3-15. Those persons who were
over the age of 16, assisied the

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various camp directors at the
sites.

The Stapledon School and the
Center f.. the Deaf were both a
part of the camp sites. Some of
the other sites were held at
Columbus Primary, St. Bede’s
Catholic School, Faith Temple,
Sir Gerald Cash, Cleveland
Eneas and Woodcock Primary
Schools. ;

“J think this year, it went very
smoothly,” Butler stated.

Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister was
scheduled to make an appear-
ance on the camp site along with
other government officials.

Butler said the day was such a
tremendous success that they are
already looking at ways of mak-
ing it bigger and better next year.

But for now, Butler said they
wanted to ensure that the
campers went away with some
fond memories of the month-
long summer experience.

And he congratulated all of
the instructors for taking the
time out to lend their support to
the programme.
PAGE 12, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008

TRIBUNE SPORTS



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PERFORMERS wait to go on’stage during a cultural and sports show to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, in eve s Tiananmen Square Friday
Aug 1, 2008. Thanks to the Olympics we can get over the dreaded Summer Lull.

/BOOM PERIOD

Olympics helps sports fans through the Summer Lull



IF not for times like this, sports would be flawless. _ wit an equal opportunity to come out on

top.

Unfortunately for me, sports, like economics, oper- _ Of course we can never win the overall

medal count, but every Bahamian knows
the ins and outs of the “We won if you

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‘Panthers send
Smith home after
fight with Lucas

| FOOTBALL
| SPARTANBURG, S.C.

? CAROLINA PANTHERS
: receiver Steve Smith was sent
: home from training camp
: Friday after he punched
: teammate Ken Lucas during
: practice, causing the starting
: cornerback to be carted off
: the field holding an ice pack
: to his left eye, according to

Z the Associated Press.

: Panthers coach John Fox
i said Smith and Lucas
: returned to Charlotte after
: the fight. The team didn’t
: provide an update on the
: extent of Lucas’ injuries-and
:. club officials declined to say
: if the volatile Smith, the
: team’s top receiver, would be
: suspended.
: “We’re going to handle
: this matter internally,” gen-
: eral manager Marty Hurney
: said.
: Smith’s agent, Derrick Fox,
: did not immediately return a
: phoné call seeking comment.
: The melee came after both
: players had taken off their
i: helmets in a break for
: starters during a special
? teams drill. It was unclear
: what provoked the fight.
: While the two have routinely
‘: jawed at each other in prac-
: tice since Lucas signed with
: Carolina in 2005, they’ve
: never come
: to blows in
i view of
: reporters.
i “When
i that hap-
: pens on the

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Right now I'm mired in the usual summer bust period. PROSE IE Gn eee ee.
lege and I’ve had that argument at least : helmets on,”
So thank God for the Olympic Games, much own the network. 100 times after the 2004 games in Athens. » : quarterback
arriving to rescue me from the dreaded’ Oh, and the WNBA is still the The Olympics is also special because of : Jake Del-
Summer Lull. WNBA...Welcome to the bust. every Bahamian’s ingrained affinity for : homme said.
Sport's boom period begins i in midway Baseball, a sport that has never fully track and field. “: “But © this aa
through the fall. recovered from the 1994 strike, constantly . Everyone has done it at some point and : happened on the sidelines, Ne)
Boom periods are characterised by loses fans outside of major market fran- Track and field acts as the feeder pro- ,: it probably wasn’t a good
bloated levels of economic output and an chises and still has to defend every gramme for every other sport. i idea.”
increase in demand. achievement from the "Steroid Era." There’s something about the ease of : When attention turned
All this comes in the fall with the start I starve so much during the bust period, determining the speed of a group of peo- ; from the field to the fight, sev-
of the NFL Season, College Football, the that I wake up each spring and summer ple sandwiched between two lines that : eral players and Fox rushed
NBA and College Basketball. morning praying another NFL or NBA appeals to us like nothing else. BO the scene. Fox tried to sep-
The chase for College Football's off-season transaction would take place, The fact that we’re good at it doesn’t : arate the two, but it took line-
National Championship and man's war setting of a chain reaction of "I can't wait seem to hurt either. oe Pe Beason to pull
with the BCS system, the Super Bowl, until the boom period so we can see how - What will make this Olympics possibly oe . ae Bais oh
March Madness, and the NBA Finals all this all works out" stories. our best ever is the fact that the Bahamas Ph MESS Wace SLO a Te Bes
: : : ; re ae : ike : holding his head while accom-
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_ become complacent, like the calm before endure the bust period for no more. than plines. : Gen a ‘here by receiv-
the storm. three years at a time. In eight days the Beijing Games will - © Eeeihsin Mahaminad to taik
Then the bust hits us...hard. This Summer Lull will be helped by the begin and I'll finally be granted solace Pt eas:
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ball and the WNBA. enjoyable smorgasbord of sports. Meanwhile, the Summer Lulls of 2009, : was trying to apologize, so I
ESPN becomes all baseball highlights, . For small countries like the Bahamas, '10, and '11 are going to be brutal...I won- ? was walking with him just to
’ baseball stories, "Baseball Tonight" while | the Olympics mean even more because we der if we can get Tim Donaghy to start : be there.”
Peter Gammonds and Tim Kurkjian pretty _get to go toe to toe with the Superpowers calling WNBA Games. _ : After being treated for sev-

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Webb pitches D’backs
past the Dodgers 2-1

@ BASEBALL the second time in seven games.

LOS ANGELES Slugging outfielder Manny
—— _ Ramirez, acquired by the
THE ARIZONA DIA-_ Dodgers from Boston earlier
MONDBACKS are usually in Thursday, is expected to make
pretty good shape when Bran- his Los Angeles debut Friday
don Webb gets the ball. When Hight against Arizona’s Randy
he pitches against the Los Johnson in the second game of
Angeles Dodgers, they’re just four-game serles. :
about unbeatable, according to I don’t know exactly how it
the Associated Press. all worked out, but I’m happy it
Webb scattered six hits in did,” said Lowe, who played
eight innings to win his big © with Ramirez in Boston from
league-leading 15th game, and 2001-04. “He’s going to bring
the Diamondbacks beat Los 2nother element to our offense.
Angeles 2-1 Thursday night to _ It’s going to be a great addition.
extend their NL West lead over _! think everyone’s looking for-
the Dodgers to two games. ward to getting him out there
Webb (15-4) walked one and tomorrow and letting him do
struck out six in outpitching _ his thing.”
Derek Lowe and continuing his The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead
domination of the Dodgers. The i” the sixth when Juan Pierre
2006 NL Cy Young Award win- hit a one-out single, took third
ner is 8-0 in his last nine starts 0 Matt Kemp’s hit-and-run
against Los Angeles, allowing _ Single and scored when second
nine runs in 71 innings. baseman Orlando Hudson
“I’ve had some good luck trapped Russell Martin’s bro-
against those guys,” said the 29- _ ken-bat blooper and threw him
year-old right-hander, who has out at first. Kemp’s hit extended
a 10-3 lifetime record against _ his hitting streak to a career-
the Dodgers and hasn’t lost to high 18 games. :
them since July 7, 2004.“That _ The lead didn’t last long.

was probably some of the best Conor Jackson doubled to open
stuff I’ve had all year. I was able _ the Arizona seventh, took third

to keep the ball down. on Chad Tracy’s infield out and

“In my eyes, it’s the biggest scored on a double by Mark’

one we’ve had all year.” Reynolds, snapping the

Brandon Lyon blanked the Dodgers’ scoreless inning streak
Dodgers in the ninth toearnhis 4t 29 innings — their longest
23rd save in 28 chances. such streak since they held the

The win was the sixth insev- | OPPOSition without a run for 38
en games for the Diamondbacks "Mings In 1991. Chris Snyder
while the Dodgers lost for just followed with a single to drive

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in the go-ahead run and chase
Lowe (8-9).

“You’re not allowed much
leeway when you pitch against a
guy like Webb,” Lowe said.
“You really have to pitch near-
perfect baseball to beat him.
That’s always a good challenge,
but you know you’ve got to put
up zeros. The most frustrating
thing was getting a one-run lead
and giving it back on 10 pitch-
es.”

The Dodgers threatened in
the eighth when pinch hitters
Andre Ethier and Mark
Sweeney singled to open the
inning and Pierre sacrificed.
Kemp followed with a liner to
left, which Jackson raced in to
catch before making a one-hop
throw to nail Ethier at the plate:
Snyder made a lunging tag, end-
ing the inning.

“He got it there, that was his
job,” Snyder said. “The rest was
my part. That’s the game right
there.”

Jackson, a converted first
baseman, said he believes teams
are going to be aggressive
against him because of his inex-
perience in the outfield.

“It wasn’t a perfect throw,”
Jackson said. “(Snyder) made
an unbelievable play. Hats off
to him.”

Lowe, who gave up one hit
in eight shutout innings against
Washington in his previous
start, allowed seven hits and two
runs in 6 1-3 innings with no
walks and seven strikeouts.



Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo

ARIZONA Diamondbacks’ Mark Reynolds, left, is congratulated by
teammates after scoring on a single by Chris Snyder during the
seventh inning of their Major League Baseball game against the Los
Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 31, 2008, in Los Angeles.

? the locker room.

: Smith spent several minutes
: talking to kicker John Kasay
: on an adjacent field before he
: was escorted to the locker
: room by Hurney as practice
: continued.

: “Anytime something like
: that happens you’re obviously
: disappointed,” Fox said. “It’s
: part of football and you deal
i with it.”

: The coach had an extend-
: ed talk with the team after the
: workout. Delhomme said Fox
: warned the players not to
: retaliate against Smith.

i “I don’t anticipate this hav-
: ing any lingering effect on this
: team,” Delhomme said. “We
: were talked to and things were
: squashed. That’s it. That’s the
: way it is. It happened. There
: will be no retaliation by any-
: body on anything. When you
: look at the schedule we don’t
: play the Panthers this year. So
: we need to be smart when
: we're out there.”

: A three-time Pro Bowl pick,
: Smith has had trouble con-
: trolling his temper. He was
: suspended for a game in 2002
: after punching teammate
: Anthony Bright during a film
session, Smith received coun-
: seling for anger management,
: and a lawsuit filed by Bright
: was eventually settled out of
: court.

: Despite a history of poorly
: timed penalties following
: angry outbursts, Smith signed
: a contract extension last year
: through the 2012 season that
? makes him one of the NFL's
: highest-paid receivers.

: A possible suspension to
: Carolina's top playmaker
: cast a shadow over the team
: Friday afternoon.
oe

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008, PAGE 13



SPORTS



Olympic Running



Seven Russian athletes suspended
by IAAF on doping-related charges

MONTE CARLO, Monaco
(AP) — Seven Russian female
athletes, including an indoor
world record holder and a two-
time world champion, were pro-
visionally suspended Thursday
by the IAAF on doping-related
charges.

Yelena Soboleva, who set an
indoor world record in the
1,500-meters at this year’s world
championships, was among
those accused of doping eight
days before the opening of the
Beijing Olympics “for a fraud-
ulent substitution of urine
which is both a prohibited
method and also a form of tam-
pering with the doping control
process.” .

Two-time world 1,500 cham-
pion Tatyana Tomashova also

- was suspended, along with mid-

dle-distance runners Yulia
Fomenko, Svetlana Cherkasova
and Olga Yegorova. Hammer
thrower Gulfiya Khanafeyeva
and discus thrower Darya
Pishchalnikova also were
charged.

Soboleva, Tomashova,
Fomenko, Khanafeyeva and
Pishchalnikova have all quali-
fied for the Beijing Olympics.

“This shows we are willing to
do anything to stop doping,”
IAAF spokesman Nick Davies
said. “The IAAF is ready to
take on an investigative
approach on these issues if it
needs to.”

The IAAF said the matter
would be turned over to the All
Russia Athletics Federation. It
was unclear when the supposed
tampering took place.

“These rule violations were
established following the delib-
erate storage of samples by the

IAAF and reanalysis using.

comparative DNA techniques,
and were the result of a specif-
ic investigation which was insti-
gated and carried out by the
IAAF for more than a year,”
the IAAF said in a statement.

Russian officials were dis--





Photos: Anja Niedringhaus/AP

RUSSIA’S YELENA SOBOLEVA competes at the World Athletics
Championships in Osaka, Japan, on August 29, 2007...

pleased with the timing of the
track body’s announcement.

“The IAAF could do noth-
ing better ahead of the games in
Beijing,” The All Russia Ath-
letics Federation president
Valentin Balakhnichev said.
“It’s not a civilised approach.”

According to IAAF rules,
athletes have up to 14 days to
request a hearing with their
national federation. If a hearing
is requested, it must be held
within two months.

Fomenko was second to
Soboleva when she set the
world record of three minutes,
57.71 seconds on March 9 in

- Valencia, Spain, breaking her

previous mark of 3:58.05.

Tomashova won world titles
at the 2003 and ‘05 champi-
onships, and won silver at the
2004 Athens Olympics, while
Yegorova won the 5,000 at the
2001 Edmonton worlds and
took silver in the 1,500 at the
2005 Helsinki worlds and gold
in the 3,000 at the 2001 indoor
worlds.

Pishchalnikova won the sil-
ver medal in the discus at the
2007 worlds and gold at the
2006 European championships,
and Khanafeyeva won silver in
the hammer throw at the 2006
Europeans and set a world
record in her event in 2006.





RUSSIA’S TATYANA TOMASHOVA reacts after crossing the line to win the
gold medal in the Women’s 1500 meters during the European Athletics
Championships in Goteborg, Sweden, on August 13, 2006...

“This is all about the clear
favourites,” Russian Olympic
Committee anti-doping chief
Nikolay Durmanov_ said.
“There are many questions.
The first is: What in fact hap-
pened? There will be a special
inquiry.

“A less important question
but a more pertinent one is:
Why is the issue of last year’s
tests emerging just a week
ahead of the games? Couldn’t
this question have been dis-

- cussed with us in May, June or

March?”
Both Yegorova and
Khanafeyeva have been

embroiled in doping scandals

before. Yegorova tested posi-
tive for EPO in 2001, but the
result was thrown out because
the French lab conducting the
test did not follow the proper
procedure. Khanafeyeva tested
positive for an unspecified stim-
ulant at the World Military
Games in India in 2007, but the
case was later dismissed. ;

Also Thursday, Romanian
middle-distance runners Elena
Antoci and Cristina Vasiloiu
tested positive for the blood
booster EPO (see sidebar) and
could be dropped from the
country’s Olympic team pend-
ing a second test, an official
said.



Romanian
PUNKErS
test positive
for blood
hooster

BUCHAREST, Romania
(AP) — Two middle distance
runners from Romania could
be dropped from their
Olympic team after testing
positive for the blood booster
EPO.

Elena Antoci and Cristina
Vasiloiu did not leave for the
Beijing Games on Sunday
with the rest of the team, the
Romanian Olympic Commit- |
tee said.

Octavian Morariu, the head
of the committee, said an ini-
tial test from a laboratory in
Lausanne, Switzerland,
showed EPO and he is await-
ing results of a second test.

“When we left for the
Olympics I had the results for
all the athletes, except these
two,” Morariu told Realitatea
TV from Beijing.

“Tf there is the tiniest doubt
about them, they will not
compete.”

Antoci and Vasiloiu were

- to compete in the 1,500-meter
race. The developments in
Romania came on the same
day seven Russian female
athletes were provisionally
suspended by the IAAF for
doping-related matters.

The Romanian National
Institute for Sporting Medi-
cine first tested Antoci and
Vasiloiu on July 16, and
asked for more tests, outside
Romania.

Romanian middle distance
runner Liliana Popescu, who
runs the 800 and 1,500, was
dropped from the Olympics
team in July after failing a
doping test.

She has the same Roman-
ian trainer as Antoci and
Vasiloiu — Eleodor Rosca.
Neither ‘of the runners nor
Rosca has commented on the

tests.

UNITED STATES Olympic basketball team player Dwyane Wade
makes a slam-dunk during the friendly Basketball match against
Lithuania in Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. The U.S. won 120-84.



Olympic Basketball





UNITED STATES Olympic basketball team player Kobe Bryant
makes a slam-dunk during the friendly Basketball match against
Lithuania in Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. The U.S. won 120-84.

US Olympic basketball team LeBron James, left, fights for the ball
with Lithuania’s Jonas Maciulis during the friendly match in
Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. US won 120-84.



Photos: Kin Cheung/AP

US blows out Lithuania, 120-84

m MACAU

KOBE BRYANT harassed long-
time nemesis Sarunas Jasikevicius into
a miserable night and helped the U.S.
Olympic basketball team roll to a 120-
84 exhibition victory over Lithuania
on Friday night, according to the Asso-
ciated Press..

Dwyane Wade scored 19 points,
Dwight Howard had 17 and LeBron
James 15 for the Americans, who
raced to a big early lead, then pulled
away again after Lithuania got within
single digits early in the second half.
Bryant finished with 13 points, nine
during the big U.S. first quarter.

The Americans, who shot 64 per-

cent, swept two games here and leave
Saturday for Shanghai, where they will
play European champion Russia and
Australia.

Michael Redd finished with 16
points and Carmelo Anthony added
11 in a rematch of the bronze-medal
game from four years ago.

Jasikevicius was just 2-of-8 from the
field for nine points, with three
turnovers. Rimantas Kaukenas led
Lithuania with 17 points.

The United States needed a quarter
to warm up in its first two games, but
was sharp right from the start this time.
Howard had three consecutive bas-
kets, James dunked twice, and the
Americans were already up by dou-
ble digits barely 2 1/2 minutes into the

game. Minutes later, Bryant had two
jumpers and a 3-pointer in a quick flur-
ry that made it 24-5.

Howard had 10 points and Bryant
nine in the first 10 minutes, with the
Americans opening a 31-15 lead.

Lithuania kept the deficit in the
teens from there, then opened the sec-
ond half with a flurry of 3-pointers to
make it a game. Jasikevicius had a rare
open look and hit the final one to cut
the U.S. lead to 61-52 with 7:10
remaining in the third quarter, but the
Americans immediately blew it open
again.

Anthony, Howard and James com-
bined for the next 12 U.S. points.
everything coming from inside, to
make it 73-55, and Lithuania was nev-

er close again. Wade took over at the
end of the period and early in the
fourth, bringing the fans to their feet .
with a double-pump dunk on an alley-
oop pass from Chris Paul.

Wade was 7-of-9 from the floor and
Paul had seven assists. Every U.S. play-
er scored.

The teams split two meetings in the
2004 Olympics, with the United States
winning the second one to claim the
bronze medal. Jasikevicius scored 28
points, hitting seven 3-pointers, in
Lithuanta’s 94-90 victory in pool play.

He nearly led Lithuania to a stun-
ning victory four years earlier in Syd-
ney, missing a 3-pointer in the closing
seconds of a semifinal game as the
Americans held on for an 85-83 win.

}>)

Taking the challenge of defending
the opponents’ best player, as he fre-
quently did last summer in the
Olympic qualifier, Bryant never gave
Jasikevicius a chance to get going. The
former Indiana and Golden State point
guard found little room to dribble or
shoot when Bryant was near him.

He missed both shots and had a
turnover in the first quarter and was
still frustrated long after Bryant had
checked out for good, screaming at
the referee after throwing up an air
ball on a 3 with about 4 1/2 minutes
left.

Lithuania plays Turkey here Satur-
day and opens the Olympics against
defending gold medalist Argentina on
Aug. 10.
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Andrae Williams

Age: 25

Birthday: July 12th, 1983

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Height: 6.1
Weight: 186
High School: Jack Hayward High, Grand Bahama

College: South Plains College (associates degree),
Texas Tech University (bachelors degree).

Major: Human Ae cbates and: family studies
Sports events: 400m

Personal best performances: 44.90
Coach: Deon Miller

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite food: Curry chicken, white rice,
corn and plantain.

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. »bbies: Cleaning up, basketball, drawing, track and
field and practising, learning something new
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Parents: Icelyn Williams

Sibling: Four sisters — Lateka Stubbs, Adriana Oliver,
Cindy Williams and Palette Williams, brother
Evert Williams

Status: Professional athlete

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Fashion Week

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A UNESCO supported fashion event is
scheduled to take place in the Bahamas
this fall to raise awareness of various
global issues which are impacting small
island states.

“Islands of the World Fashion Week” —
a premiere fashion event which will pre-
miere in Nassau and Paradise Island -is
expected to raise awareness of issues
such as the environment, climate change,
poverty alleviation and HIV/AIDS.

The event will showcase the creativity
and cultural diversity of designers from
island nations.

Requirements for designers are a mini-
mum of 20 garments or a complete line
consisting of 50 original pieces.

Special recognition will be given to
designers who incorporate environmen-
tal-friendly elements or global social
issues and cultural expressions into their
designs.

Categories will include couture, pret 4
porter, casual, sports and swimwear.

Designers, merchandisers, fashion edi-
tors, fashion enthusiasts and sponsors
are encouraged to participate.





- . — The proceeds from the event will be
BAHAMIAN banker Owen Bethel, president and Chief Executive of the Montague Group and President of Islands of the World fashion Week, poses with Maria and donated to the charitable organisations of
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“This annual event will be both acall
and catalyst for change and the creation:
of a voice and channel for the. promotion.
of cultural diversity and creativity that
exists in the islands of this global village,”
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OWEN BETHEL and Lee Rosenbaum (Vice
President, Publishing of the Daily Group,
OWEN BETHEL, Dana Zuckerman, Peter Zuckerman of Vogue Magazine and Conde Nast Traveler. OWEN BETHEL and Allison Adams, a designer from Barbados. |MG) at a reception at SET in Miami Beach.



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OWEN BETHEL, Kelli Witt (representative of Success and MIA magazines), Doug Gardiner (Atlanta Busi-
ness Journal), and Brynda Knowles, senior fashion consultant and manager of the Beauty Spot.