Citation
The Tribune

Material Information

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

Subjects

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

Notes

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

Record Information

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

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:


Full Text


(Y\

Pm lovin’ it

SOF









76F

WINDY, SHOWER |
OR TSTORM



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008
HE Se

BN

REGS Tae



= USA TODAY.

BAHAMAS EDITION




‘Dou werican |
‘threat to Bahamas

Nation could be
hit by two storms
within days _

@ By LISA LAWLOR

THE Bahamas -could-be hit .-

with two hurricanes within a mat-
ter of days as Tropical Storm Ike
is set to follow the trail of Hurri-
cane Hanna before’the close of
the weekend.

As of press time last night, thé
centre of Hurricane Hanna was
located at Longitude 22.2 north
and Latitude 72.6 west with sus-
tained winds of 80 miles per hour.
The hurricane is travelling at
three miles per hour and is
expected to pass between San Sal-
vador and Exuma by 8 o ‘clock
tonight. :

Out in the Atlantic Ocean,
Tropical Storm Ike has formed,
with sustained winds of 50 miles.
per hour, and travelling west
northwest at 15 miles per hour.

Ike is located some 2,600 miles

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
[| (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS |»





















southeast of New Providence and,
according to current projections,
is expected to reach the southern
Bahamas by Saturday night.

According to the Bahamas
Meteorology Office, Hurricane
Hanna, along with what is now
Tropical Storm Ike — which is
expected to become a hurricane
by Thursday morning — will be
slamming into different parts of
the Bahamas at the same time,
with "no time for relaxation."

According to the US's Nation-
al Hurricane Centre preparations
to protect life and property
should be "rushed to completion"
in time for Hanna, which is
already pounding the southern
part of the archipelago.

Now a tropical’storm, Ike will

SEE page eight

C\Sit ©) medium

il fejpping iar absoluicly,











Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

THE EARLY effects of Hanna could be felt yesterday in New
Providence. The hurricane is expected to pass between San Salvador
and Exuma by 8pm tonight.

Crooks target
businesses with
fake cheques

* @ By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

MERCHANTS are being
warned to look out for counterfeit
manager's cheques and govern-
ment company cheques which
police say crooks are passing off
to unsuspecting commercial
banks and foodstores.

Police have already brought a
few suspects to court on the mat-
ters reported to them but believe
there are wider and multiple
counterfeit rings still at large.

A senior investigator in the
Commercial Crimes Unit said

SEE page eight

VIA DELLA FhOSA

nn

teachers to he
TMI M ATC tT

AN ANDROS parent is
calling for two teachers who
have been transferred out of
their schools by the’ Ministry
of Education to be ordered to
leave.

The teachers: accused of
being disruptive in their
respective primary and high
schools in North Andros, were
both transferred out of. their
schools during the last school
year, but have. refused to
leave, the parent maintains.

Both teachers continue to
attend the schools they have
officially been transferred
from, and continue to get
involved in disruptive activi-

SEE page eight



Coral Harbour

PETC eR ca

for hurricane supplies





oSee nage three








soul heastern



a

mBy MEGAN REYNOLDS ,
and LLOYD ALLEN z

HURRICANE Hanna became
a major concern last night as it
moved slowly over the southeast-
ern Bahamas gathering strength.
Residents of Mayaguana moved
into storm shelters as heavy rains
caused excessive flooding, winds
exceeded 80mph and large ocean:
swells battered the coastline.
Acklins and Crooked Island
residents were also urged to seek
shelter as excessive flooding is
expected to severely impact ‘the
low-lying areas of the islands when
the storm hits.”
At 5pm yesterday, Hanna’s
centre was located east of

Mayaguana at latitude 22.2

Electricity bills

should decrease

next month

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

SOME relief may be in sight for
cash-strapped Bahamians reeling over _ |.
their ever mounting electricity bills as . §
the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s
fuel surcharges should decrease next

month.

Phenton Neymour, State Minister
_for Public Utilities, yesterday said that
with oil prices on the world market
having decreased in recent weeks, the
effect should begin to be felt two

weeks from now.

SEE page eight

islands ©

degrees north and longitude 72.6
degrees west; that is 100 miles east-
southeast of Acklins, 45 miles
north-northeast of Inagua and
around 360 miles east-southeast
of New Providence.

Hurricane force winds are

extending up to 70 miles north- °

east from the centre of the storm,
and Tropical Storm force winds
extend up to 160 miles outward
from the centre.

At the same time Hanna was
moving west-northwest at just
3mph, and the National Emer-

‘gency Management Agency

(NEM@) issued warnings for
southeastern and central Bahama
islands directly in its path. '

_SEE page eight

Investigation launched
into allegations officers
stole $9,000 from vehicle

_ By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net .

ACTING COMMISSIONER :

of Police Reginald Ferguson told
The Tribune yesterday that if offi-
cers from the Wulff Road Police
Station were found to have stolen
$9,000 from a vehicle they
stopped and searched, the “full
extent” of the law would fall upon
them. '

“An investigation has been
launched,” said the Commission-
er, “and if there is evidence
derived which indicates that offi-
cers are at fault in any way they
will be dealt with like anybody
else.”

It was alleged that officers from
the Wulff Road Police Station —
who were out of their jurisdiction

Financing available thru

at the time — stopped and
searched a car around 5am on
John F Kennedy Drive. The offi-
cers, who were said to be driving
a Silver Ford Explorer with

“Northeastern Division” marked
on it, pulled the car over and
made a phone call. Not long after,
an unmarked Nissan Maxima
pulled up at thé scene and the

‘officer's informed the driver that

the men in the Maxima were their
“superiors” and that they would
handle the search from there.
After the search, one of the
men was alleged to have asked
the driver for some money to buy
something to drink. The driver
gave the men $200, and after leav-
ing the scene, discovered that

SEE page eight

FIDELITY BANK
FIDELITY ZERO-DOWN

LOT LOANS

NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIA DELLA ROSA HOME-SITES

FIDELITY

30* ANNIVERSARY

www.fidelitygroup.com

For further information please call:

356-7764

Visit Via Della Rosa Financing
Centre, Fidelity Cable Beach.



As



PAGE 2, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

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

oY

HE director of the

Bahamas Crisis Cen-
tre claims that the country
continues to have a “very seri-
ous” problem when it comes
to sexual violence.

This is despite the fact that a
World Bank official revealed
to The Tribune this week that
data supporting Amnesty
International’s 2008 claim that
the Bahamas has the highest
reported rape rate in the
world is now 11 years old. .

Amnesty’s “State of the
World’s Human Rights”
report for this year said in its
“Violence on Women” sec-

tion that this country has the .

“highest rate of reported rapes
in the world.”
According to the interna-




UNNI

1







.

ipc Chicken,
Fries & Biscuit gk

5pc Butterfly
Shrimps and Fries








tion-

al human rights
organisation, this shocking.

finding was highlighted in a

Joint Report issued by the UN.
_ ly different light. »

Office on Drugs and Crime.
and the Latin. America and
the Caribbean Region of the
World Bank, entitled “Crime,
Violence and Development —
Trends; Costs and Policy
Options” released in 2007.
However, although the
annual review highlighted the

rate as a cause of concern, it .

did not mention any of the





Double Crunch
\ Sandwich 3

Pi oe
a ,






quali-
fying comments
included in the joint

‘UN/World Bank report from
which the statistics were

‘drawn which may have shown

the dramatic figure in a slight-

These include the fact that:
the World Bank/UN analysis
was based on old data; the

-Bahamas’ rate was compared

with “all the countries for
which data was available” and
not all countries in the world,
as claimed; though the rate is
high, it is very likely increased
by the fact that the Bahamas

ee






s oF "The Famous

Bowl



- Creprr/Deeir Ganps Accerren,

AT FRONT COUNTER

has a “very trusted police
force for a developing coun-
try”, and it is impacted by the
significant tourist influx.
‘“The Bahamas has a big
inflow of tourists but the
denominator for the calcula-
tion is native population so
countries which swell because
of tourism, if there are rapes
of tourists, that tends to inflate
rape rates. The second quali-
fication is that the Bahamas
has a very respected police
force for a developing country
and is highly urbanised,”
Andrew Morrison, a lead
economist in the World
Bank’s Gender and Develop-
ment section who co-authored
the report told The Tribune.
Yesterday Dr Sandra Dean
Patterson, director of the
Women’s Crisis Centre said
that awareness campaigns dri-

ven’ by the centre which she,

heads and by the police that
have focused on the unac-
ceptability of certain acts have
caused more people to report

. sexual offences, but stressed

that this does not minimise the
underlying point. °

“The bottom line is that the
numbers. are unacceptably
high,” she said.

She said that reported inci-

dences of rape and other sex- |
ual assaults have “continued

to.go up since 1997.”

er claim is support-
ed by police data

’ showing that between the

years 2000 and 2004 there
were 546 reported rapes,
which averages out to over
170 reported rapes per 100,000
persons per year — more than
the 1997 data recorded. _
The doctor said that in her
experience, looking both at
statistics and the people she
comes into contact with at the
centre, which provides coun-
selling for victims of sexual
crimes, the Bahamas has an
extremely high number of
young persons who are the

_ victims of sexual assault.
- “Our numbers are very

high, and, we have;to be con-
cerned about it whether it is
based on 1997 or more recent

* data.”

As for tourists inflating the
rape rate — police data from
the 2000 - 2004 period shows
that tourists reported 49 rapes,
accounting for nine per cent
of the total — not exactly a
massive proportion that would
severely skew the data, but
still significant.

On his part, Assistant Com-
missioner of Police Hulan
Hanna supported the idea that
the high reporting rate indi-








" Resario West C



ondominiums

NEW CONDOS FOR SALE

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

From $229,000 with only $5,000 reservation deposit required
PH. 325-1325 No Agents Please

THE TRIBUNE



m@ REPORTED rapes per 100,000 people,
according to 1997 United Nations
Crime Trends Survey data.

¢ Bahamas — 133 (8.86 times the world average).

e Swaziland — 121.

e St Vincent and the Grenadines — 112.

° Jamaica — 51.

e St Kitts and Nevis — 45.
e Dominica — 34.

e Barbados — 25.

¢ Trinidad and Tobago — 18.
¢ Woria Wide Average — 15. Ma

e Saudi Arabia — 0.



cates public confidence in the
RBPF. .

He said that this is “by
design” on the part of the
force, and something which it
hopes will lead to a reduction
in the overall rate of incidents.

It should be considered a
credit to the RBPF that peo-
ple feel confident. enough to
come forward with their com-
plaints, he suggested.

Were other jurisdictions
where rape goes under-report-

ed to be analysed for their lev- -

el of victimisation “their fig-
ures may rival or even eclipse
the Bahamas’ figure,” said Mr
Hanna — which the report said
stood at 133 per 100,000 in
1997, and is known to have
increased since then. i

One such rival may be
Jamaica, which although a
country known for high rates
of violence against women,
has a reported rape rate of 51
in 100,000, or at a greater
extreme, Saudi Arabia, which
claims to have a reported rape
rate of zero despite its well-
documented disregard for
women’s rights.

“Over the last several years,
particularly when Mr (Paul)
Farquharson came in as com-
missioner, we made a con-
certed effort to engage .the
public so that the public would
feel sufficiently confident in

reporting things to the police.
regardless of how egregious,

those offences would’ve
been,” he-saide 022.3 te

However, the senior officer
did admit that the figure does
appear “horrendous”, adding:
“We have the information,
we’re trying to work with our
agencies and our partners to
ameliorate this social scourge
where the sexes have been
violated by each other in this
kind of way.”

While there has never been
a comprehensive analysis of
victimisation levels in the
Bahamas which would reveal
how many more rapes occur





Under Cons truction







Dust





vis-a-vis the number that are
reported — a practice which

' the World Bank/UN report

strongly recommended —- a

‘look at other country’s expe-

rience with the issue could
shine some light in this area.

ccording to the

United States
Bureau of Justice Statistics,
the majority of rapes and sex-
ual assaults perpetrated
against women and girls in the
United States between 1992

- and 2000 were not reported

to the police.

One study claimed that only
36 per cent of rapes, 34 per
cent of attempted rapes, and
26 per cent of sexual assaults
came to official’s attention.

Among the reasons why vic-
tims did not feel confident in
coming forward, lack of trust
in the criminal justice system is
one of the most commonly
recognised factors.

Also playing a part are feel-
ings of self-blame or guilt, the
desire to keep the assault a
private matter, fear of the per-
petrator or of not being
believed.

Mr Hanna said Bahamian
police have a good track
record when it comes to deal-
ing with rape complaints and
with following through on
investigating them.

“T think the offence of rape

because it is so traumatic. and’ ©
it has the potential to foreverâ„¢
change a person’s life, we take.

it even more seriously, to the
point where we have gone out
and'sought to have our offi-
cers trained in the investiga-
tive. techniques.

“We have put in a room in
the Central Detective Unit
with certain infrastructure that



1

would make the interviewing .

of victims more comfortable.
We have done a whole range
of things,” he said.

At the same time, while
“not wishing to take away
from the impact of a report”,
the senior officer cautioned
that reported figures
are “raw” data and do not
speak to how many were
determined to be prosecutable
claims. :

He also added that it must
be taken into account that
among tourist rapes some of
them are reports of assaults

inflicted upon a tourist by .

another tourist, and therefore
do not speak to the level of
criminality among Bahamians.

Other commentators are

-quick to point, alternatively,

that reported rapes are only
a proportion of all rapes that
actually take place, and there-
fore a high rate signifies an

- even bigger problem.





THE TRIBUNE



Oo In brief

Man charged
with rape,
kidnapping, —
armed robbery

A 21-YEAR-OLD man
was arraigned in a Magistrate’s
Court yesterday, charged with
rape, kidnapping and armed
robbery.

Kevin Vaughn Hepburn, 21,
of Wulff Road was arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five in Bank
Lane.

According to court dockets,
it is alleged that Hepburn
raped a,19-year-old woman on
Saturday, August 30. Court
dockets also allege that on the

sane day Hepbum:toreilly ‘ demand for last minute customers.

detained the victim.

On the charge of armed
robbery, court dockets allege
that on August 30, Hepburn
robbed a woman of $12 anda
Motorola cellular phone.

It was further alleged that
the accused was found in pos-
session of a handgun with the
intent to endanger the life of a
woman.

Hepburn was not required

to plead to the charges and
was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison.

The case has been
adjourned to October 8.

Man charged
With sacrilege

A 25-YEAR-OLD man
charged with sacrilege and
shopbreaking was arraigned in
a Magistrate’s Court yester-
day.

According to court dockets,
it is alleged that between Fri-
day, August 29, and Satur-
day, August 30, Melvin Ingra-
ham broke into the Church of
God on East Street. :

On the charge of sacrilege,
court dockets allege that the
accused stole $5,000 worth of
audio equipment from the
church. Ingraham was also
charged with receiving the
stolen items. ;

Ingraham, who was
arraigned before Magistrate
Susan Sylvester at Court 11 in
Nassau Street, pleaded not
guilty to the charges and was
granted bail in the sum of
- $3,500.

The case was adjourned to
January 2, 2009.

NEMA goes into
activation mode for
impact of Hanna

â„¢@ By LINDSAY
THOMPSON

INTERIM Director of
the National Emergency
Management Agency
Commander Stephen Rus-
sell partially activated the
National Emergency
Operations Centre as the
country braced for Hurri-
cane Hanna. :

On Saturday Comman-
der Russell organised a
“core team” of personnel
at NEMA’s headquarters
in the Churchill Building
to monitor what was then
Tropical Storm Hanna.

_ The storm became a

category one hurricane
yesterday began pounding
the southeast Bahamas
with heavy rain. _

Islands affected yester-
day included Acklins,
Cooked Island, Mayagua-
na, Inagua and the Turks
and Caicos Islands, where
residents were advised by
the Bahamas Department
of Meteorology to take
the necessary precautions
in case of massive flood-
ing.

The team includes rep-
resentatives from the
Department of Meteorol-
ogy, the Department of
Social Services, Ministry
of Public Works and
Transport, the Ministry of
Health, and the Ministry
of National Security.

Family Island adminis-
trators were also contact-
ed for reports on their
level of preparedness.

“NEMA stands by to
respond to any form of
disaster, natural or man-
made that might impact’
The Bahamas,” Comman-
der Russell said.

In the operations cen-
tre, a “checklist of
actions” is observed,
when a weather system
such as a tropical storm or
a hurricane is about to
impact any part of the
country within a 72-hour
period.

for hurricane supplies

THIS SATELLITE image
released by NOAA shows
Tropical Storm Hanna in ~

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

AQUAPURE saw a 30 per
cent increase in bottled water sales
yesterday and Saturday as
Bahamians rushed to stock up on
essentials in preparation for Hur-
ricane Hanna which is expected
to hit New Providence on
Wednesday.

KLG Investments managing
director Alex Knowles said
despite the surge in sales, Aqua-
pure has stepped up production
and will be able to meet the

"It's two things Bahamians buy

: _ when it's a hurricane — bread and yl
water. (The rush) started since

Saturday and today it's the same.
I'm sure the other water compa-
nies are going through what we're
going through but we're handling

the production well and we're .

going to be in a position to supply
all the needs of the Bahamian
people.

The company has 20 trucks on
delivery and three water depots,
with the majority of water sales
made through deliveries, Mr
Knowles said.

Gordon Turnquest, a resident
of western New Providence,
thought he was ahead of his hur-
ricane preparedness schedule
when he went grocery shopping
on Sunday. He told The Tribune
he was caught off guard when he
learned that a food-store in Cable
Beach was completely out of five
gallon water bottles on Sunday.

"There was not a five gallon

' bottle in sight when I went to the

food-store on Sunday — only the
lil' one galion bottles. I thought I
was beating the last minute rush
because they say we won't feel
any effects until mid-week, but I
guess other people had the same
idea as me," he said yesterday.
However a manager of the
Cable Beach store said there has

LOCAL NEWS

Bahamians in a rush

been an dncrease in water sales
but the store never ran out of sup-
plies. "They buying water like
crazy, since Friday, but we haven't
run out of water at least not five
gallons".

Mr Knowles said some cus-
tomers may have had difficulty
finding bottles in food-stores over
the weekend because they do not
receive water: deliveries on Sun-
days to replenish what is sold on
Saturdays.

He feels an emergency plan
should be set up between water
supplier and food-store chains that
would allow for delivery of water
on Sundays in case of emergen-
cies like hurricanes.

"Food-stores don't have a sys-
tem set up where they receive
goods on a Sunday, none of the
food-stores receive goods. (Yes-
terday) a food-store took a whole

Cruise ship arrivals rescheduled
hecause of weather conditions

THERE were no cruise ships
in. Nassau yesterday as some
delayed their arrival to other
islands because of weather con-
ditions.

Weekend cruise arrivals
went according to schedule, but
some cruise berths for the
Bahamas have been resched-
uled through the middle of this
week due to weather conditions.

Just one of eight scheduled
cruise calls was cancelled over
the weekend. Carnival’s Glory
cancelled her voyage to Nassau
on Sunday, August 31.

The Glory replaced her port
call with a sea day. However,
Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of
the Seas and the Regal Empress
kept their calls on Sunday.

The day before, five ships —
Norwegian Sky, Carnival’ s Fas-

_cination and Triumph and Roy- |

al Caribbean’s Sovereign and
Enchantment — made scheduled
calls at Nassau.

Schedule adjustments over
the next few days are:

Monday, September 1

¢ No ships in harbour in Nas-
sau

e The Carnival Sensation is
now in Grand Bahama instead
of Nassau with 2,500 passen-
gers.

e Disney Wonder is expect-
ed to call on Tuesday instead
of Monday

Tuesday, September 2

e Carnival’s Miracle is
expected in call at Nassau, as
the ship has been diverted from
its normal route.

e Carnival’s Inspiration has
cancelled, opting instead for a
sea day

¢ Royal Caribbean’s Majesty
of the Seas and Carnival’s Sen-
sation are expected to maintain
their calls at Nassau

e Disney Wonder is still
scheduled to call in Nassau as
previously indicated

e Regal Empress has can-
celled its call at Nassau

Wednesday, September 3

e Sovereign of Seas and the
Disney Magic are expected to
call at Nassau, as scheduled.

¢ Norwegian Sky and Spirit
have cancelled calls at Nassau.

¢ Carnival’s Miracle has
requested a stop at Grand
Bahama

e NCL Sky has cancelled all
voyages to Grand Bahama
(Note: NCL has cancelled its
voyages on Sky for the mid-
week thus far to Freeport, Nas-
sau and Great Stirrup Cay.
Voyages on the Spirit also have
been cancelled).





Restoration Specialist.



at a fraction of replacement cost.

Boats, Grout, Tiles, Marble & Stone



Marble Polishing, Restoration & Care
*. Wood Floor Restoration







CARPET, FURNITURE, MARBLE & TILE CARE

TRE Most THOROUGH RESTORATION & CLEANING EVER, OR THE Jos 1s Free!
NASSAU’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL, CERTIFIED STONE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE SYSTEMS.

Carpet, Upholstery, Stone and Marble ee &

Prochem Cleaning Systems removes Deep & Heavy
Soil, Bacteria, Grease, Watermarks and Stains from
Carpeting & Fumiture, restoring them to like new

© Carpet, Sofa’s, Loveseats, Chairs, Dining Chairs, Cars,

Persian, Wool & Silk Carpet Cleaning Specialist

Authorized StoneTech Professional Contractor

CALL PROCHEM BAHAMAS
PHONE: 323-8083 oc 323-1594

ONLY WE CAN DO IT RIGHT!

Peer eel ih
www prochemsystem.com * wivw.stonetechpro.com ¢ wwwlicrc.org
* psp@coralwaye.com

load off one our trucks because

they ran out on Saturday. I'm
thinking of talking with them to
see if we can come up with an
emergency plan to deliver (on
Sundays).

"But as for now, we're getting it
(water) out as fast as we can. I'll
have my.20 trucks on the road
again tomorrow," Mr Knowles
said.

Yesterday, the Central
Bahamas, Southeastern Bahamas
and the Turks and Caicos were
under a hurricane warning. This
means that hurricane conditions
are expected within the warning
area within 24 hours.

Forecasters are also watching
Tropical Storm Ike, which is pro-
jected to follow the same path as
Hurricane Hanna and may hit the

Bahamas by the weekend.

FOR 3 IN 1 LAWN SERVICE
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Pest Control

Tropical Exterminators
322-2157

















+ YOUR LOCAL MEMBER OF THE-

PROCHEM SYSTEM (sm)






wes Prices On The Island”

Donald's Furni

And Appliance Cen

SIXTH TERRACE CENTREVILLE TEL: 322-1731 OR 322-





TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 3

the Atlantic Ocean on

NOAA/AP




D, Fabulous
~ dresses
for any age



Established in 1956 by an old Baanian family

Parliament Street (near Bay St.) Tel: 322-8393 or 328-7157
¢ Fax: 326-9953

Crystal Court at Atlantis, Paradise Island Tel: 363-4161/2
Lyford Cay (Harbour Green Shops at Lyford Cay)

Tel: 362-5235

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





STORE HOURS:
Monday - Saturday

8:30am - 5:30pm,

BILLY’S DREAM
URNA:

u

wae



Thursday Aug. 28, 2008.
Tropical Storm Hanna

~ formed Thursday in the
Atlantic, northeast of the
northern Leeward Islands.





PAGE 4, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher Raitor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

_TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352 .
Circulation Department - (242) 502-2387
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398
‘Bhespate Grand Bahama: 1- (242)-352- 6608

Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

Questions raised by BTC actions

IN THE past few weeks labour leaders have
been making statements to justify a strike that

‘|. by no stretch of anyone’s imagination can be

called either legal or justified.
Despite National Congress of Trade Unions
President John Pinder’s desperate attempts to

rewrite the scenario for what took place on Bayâ„¢

Street on August 11 and in Freeport on August

_ 12, his efforts have been defeated by what —

BCPOU and BCPMU union leaders told news-
paper reporters, and what those reporters saw

with their own eyes and photographers record-

ed through their camera lenses.

Mr Pinder claimed that on the day in ques-
tion BTC employees “reported for duty, pro-
duced ‘and performed their duty, went out to
‘lunch and returned after lunch.”

Anyone who was on Bay Street shortly after
11am on August 11 and saw the chaos created

by BTC workers and their vehicles would ques- *

tion the truth of Mr Pirider’s statement. Even 11
am, or 11.30 am, is rather early to be recog-
nised as lunch time.

The staff might have reported to their offices
that morning, but they certainly didn’t report
with work in mind. According to BTC executive
vice president Kirk Griffin staff were called to
‘a union meeting at 10am and_told they should be

“prepared to take the week off.”

Leaving that meeting a fleet of BTC vehicles,
driven by those same workers, converged on
Bay Street and Paradise Island bridge, blocking
traffic and bringing all business to a halt. We still
_do not know how many tourists missed their
flights and onward connections because, accord-
ing to Mr Pinder, a number of BTC staff decid-
ed.to head in “the same direction on their enti-

tled lunch hour.” Nor do we know the cost to’

taxi drivers, stuck in the traffic jam, who missed
their fares, not to mention the many other

Bahamians who were inconvenienced because -

several hundred BTC workers decided to take
their vehicles for a stroll up Bay Street.

Mr Griffin said that because of this action,
BTC had to close its New Providence offices, so
we don’t quite know where Mr Pinder is coming
from when he tries to convince the public that
these people “produced and performed their
duty.” Unless, of course, their duty that day
was to park their vehicles in the middle of Bay
Street, pop up the hoods of those vehicles and
take a fiendish delight in thumbing their noses
at the very people who are taxed to pay their
exorbitant salaries.

Even BCPOU president Robert Farquhar-
son put the lie to Mr Pinder’s claim when he
proudly boasted to the press that when he
ordered staff to return to their offices he
instructed them not to work. When you are

.asked to do anything, he told them, say “uh-uh.”

And whatever they did, he told them, do it with
less enthusiasm. And, apparently, this is what
they did.

Again giving the lie to Mr Pinder’s claim,
that work continued after the Bay Street stroll,
BCPMU president Claude Hanna proudly
boasted that their action that day “shut down”
all BTC operations. So where is the evidence of
work before and after that lunch hour, Mr Pin-
der? No matter how much Mr Pinder hopes
the union leaders didn’t say it, or having said it,
didn’t mean it, the facts of the case'are that an
unauthorised strike “shut down” BTC on
August 11.

Now to the removal of government-owned
vehicles by the BTC staff. According to union
leader Farquharson, BTC employees who have
vehicles assigned to them are entitled to use
those vehicles on their lunch break. ~

Now let’s pause and think. BTC vehicles are
purchased, and assigned to workers to carry
out duties on behalf of the public. At no time
can these vehicles — whether during working
hours, or on lunch breaks — be used in an ille-
gal enterprise.

Now let us suppose that a group of citizens ©

with their private vehicles decided to imitate
what BTC workers did with their public vehi-
cles.

__As it is illegal to closé’or block a public thor-"

_ oughfare, the police would have descended and
* immediately arrested the private citizens for -
’ breaking the law.

If they resisted police when threatened to
have tow trucks remove them — as did the
unionists — would the police have backed
down? The answer is no. Not only would these
private citizens have been promptly arrested
for blocking a main road, but they would have
been charged with defying an officer’s orders to
move or be towed. So, why did the police back
down and not do their duty?

In this case the only difference between pri-
vate citizens blocking a public road and union-
ists was that the unionists had an industrial
agreement — with BTC, not with the public.
And if under the current Industrial Relations
Act, unionists are above the law, then that Act
has.to be amended — and quickly.

’ If the board is crippled by an agreement that
gives unionists more rights than ordinary citi-
zens, then it is about time that the police stepped
up to the plate to ensure that all citizens are
treated equally.

We have now come to a crossroads: Either all

. sections of the community have to face the con-

sequences of uncivil behaviour, or the country .
will eventually be ruled by anarchy.



Govt must

step in before

BEC ruins the

economy

awa

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I HAVE read with much
interest your Editorials over the
past two days regarding BEC
overcharging consumers for its

unreliable and inefficient ser-,

vices.

I don’t think you went far
enough to call the surcharge
what it truly is: a government
tax.

We’ve been lied to for years
that this surcharge is based on
the cost of oil — but as the price

‘of gas at the pumps dips down,
the surcharge manages to.

increase.
If BEC is allowed to continue
unfettered in billing already
constrained consumers suffer-
ing under the increased cost of
living and diminishing wages,
BEC will single-handedly dri-
ve the economy of the Bahamas
into a long, lasting recession.
Just like the USA had: George
W Bush to drive the American
economy to the brink of col-
lapse, the Bahamas hastBEC.
‘The most frustrating and dis-
gusting part of this whole dilem-
ma is government’s inability to
relate to the plight of the com-
mon worker in this country.
With all the hype and excite-
ment in the US of the Democ-
ratic convention, and many
Bahamians undeniably talking
about and supporting Barack
Obama, one had to be

letters@tribunemedia.nel



impressed with his acceptance
speech last night at the conven-
tion.

This prospective president,
though bad for the Bahamas,
seems to understand the plight
of the average American, and
promises to help alleviate the
injustices and pressures inflicted
upon them by the Bush admin-
istration.

Our politicians however talk
the talk, but have increased the
duty rates on school uniforms
and books claiming to be help-
ing the poor man.

In my mind, I am still unable
to rationalise why the current
government would increase tax-
es at the time of an economic

’ slowdown in the Bahamas.

Most learned scholars and econ-

‘omists have stated that taxes

need to be lowered during slow
times and increased during
boom times.

‘I am also. astounded why
BEC, a government corpora-
tion, must make a profit -
Bahamasair has been losing
money since its inception, but
the government hasn’t
increased the airfares to com-

_ pensate for the inefficiencies

and losses there! It truly is a sad

time in this Bahamas where
businesses ‘are closing, workers
are losing their jobs or being
laid off, just for the sake of the
eOvenimenawued utility com-
pany.

The current government
administration needs to hang
their head in shame and do
something to rectify this situa-
tion before total economic ruin
of the country. °

I encourage all Bahamian cit-
izens to call your MP’s and let
them know how you feel about
this government-legislated and
controlled tax for which you
have no representation or
recourse. ;

Through this country’s legis-
lation, you cannot purchase an

_ alternative source of electricity

in this so-called democratic
country without being prose-
cuted.

Please, for the love of God
and country Mr Ingraham, pro-
vide some relief to the down-
trodden and hurting in this
country, before it’s too late.

Just like the PLP was thrown
out for their pitiful performance
during their administration, so
too will the voters fire your par-
ty if they are not represented
by their MP’s.

DISGUSTED AND
BROKE

Nassau,

August, 2008.

Pope must turn his shame about
paedophile priests into canon law

EDITOR, The Tribune.

UNFAIR as it is, child molesta-
tion is the first thing that comes to
mind for many when they think of
Catholic priests.

It’s unfair, because there’s no
reason to believe that Roman
Catholic clergy are more prone
to paedophilia than the clergy of
other churches — or secular
authority figures who work with
youth, for that matter. s

But the Catholic church is by
far the largest denomination in
this part of the world, and any
problems among its tens of thou-
sands of priests are magnified
accordingly in the public eye.

Pope Benedict XVI, unlike
some Vatican officials of years
past, seems painfully aware of

James Catalyn & Friends |

“SUMMER MADNESS” Revue 2008
The Dundas Centre

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

IN STOCK
NOWE

‘01 HYUNDAI COUPE
‘04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Very low mileage, very clean

‘06 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Very clean
‘06 HYUNDAI TUSCON GLS
‘02 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 5dr
‘07 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 5dr
‘01 SUZUKI BALENO Pr

‘05 SUZUKIIGNIS 4
‘95 TOYOTA AVALON



‘ Regular Performances
September 10th - 13th 2008 at 8:00 p.m. nightly
Tickets $20.00
Benefit Performance for The AIDS Foundation
Tuesday 9th September at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25.00
ms Office: The Dundas Centre, telephone 393- 3728/994- 7179
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
(Reserved t tickets not collected by 3:00 pm on day
of performance will be sold)

International Company seeking to hire.

Interested persons must possess the
following:

‘Proficiency in Computer Operations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Ability to perform secretarial work
Ability to perform general odds and ends
Mail Collections ©

Bill Payments - Telephone, Electricity,
NIB and other bills

Please apply ini writing to the:
Human Resource International
394-0487 (Fax)

P.O.Box SS6411

Nassau, Bahamas



this. Before his plane had touched
down in America some four
months ago for his six day visit, he
told reporters that he was “deeply

- ashamed” by predatory priests

and considered paedophilia
“absolutely.incompatible” with
the priesthood..

“We will absolutely exclude
paedophiles from the sacred min-
istry,” he said, “It is more impor-
tant to have good priests than
many priests.”

That’s more clarity that the

Catholic church has sometimes
gotten out of the Vatican.

At times, the hierarchy in
Rome has acted as if it weren’t
aware of the magnitude of this
scandal, which has damaged the
moral credibility of the church
and leached $1 billion\out of US
dioceses in settlements and legal
costs.

‘One authoritative 2004 study
concluded that more than 4,000
priests had preyed on more than
10,000 children between 1950 and
2002.

Those statistics are spread out
over half a century, but the expo-
sure of such widespread abuse
still should have set off all kinds
of alarms in the Vatican. ©

Instead church officials from
Pope John Paul II on down have
gone wobbly in dealing with one
of the roots of the problem: bish-

ops who let known paedophiles
move to new parishes while doing
nothing to alert congregations to
the threat. ;

One prominent American
church leader, Cardinal Bernard
Law, was forced to resign for tol-
erating paedophiles.

But Law was then appointed
to a prestigious position in the
Vatican — a slap in the face to
many Catholics outraged by his
role in the scandals. ’

The Pope’s comments four
months ago sounded unequivo-
cal. The next question is whether
“absolutely”. really means
“absolutely” when it comes to
purging the clergy of molesters.

In church law, certain offences
automatically bar a man from the
priesthood.

These include murder, attempt-
ed suicide and self-mutilation. But
as this scandal has demonstrated
all too abundantly, the proven
molestation of innocent children
doesn’t automatically bar the
molesters from “the sacred min-

_ istry.”

Better late than never. This will
be a good time for Benedict XVI
to turn the shame he feels into
canon law.

JERRY ROKER
Nassau,
August 31, 2008.

WOOD AND COLD-FORMED STEEL

TRUSSES

* DESIGN
° ENGINEERING
*¢ COMPETITIVE PRICING

FAST BIDDING INFORMATION

361-7764

Road to City Dump after Premix
Email:ggongora@coralwave.com

AUTHORIZED
MANUFACTURER





THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 5



Grand Bahama —

power blackout.

attributed to

lightning storm

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter : i

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand:
Bahama Power Company offi- :
cials have attributed the week- :
end’s island-wide blackout to a ;
lightning storm that past over :

the island Friday evening.

According to the Power }
Company, the main generation :

plant shut down around 6.50pm
because of lighting strikes near ;

r

the facility, causing the black- :

out.

Residents were without pow- :

er for several hours. For some, :
the power interruption occurred }
in the middle of the preparation :
of dinner, and many persons :
had to resort to small gas hurri- :

cane stoves.

Officials reported that power
restoration began at around }
8.15pm. It was fully restored at i

1ipm.

“Immediately, the plant’ s

staff went out to survey the :
plant for any damage, while T :
and D (transmission and distri- :
‘bution) crews were mobilised :
to check the sub-stations for safe :

energising.

“Once we confirmed there :
- was no damage and it was safe :
to restore power, the restora- :
tion began at approximately :
8.15pm,” said a company rep- }

resentative.

The Power Company said }
power was restored to the island :
on a priority basis, with the :
majority of the island returning :

to service by 11pm.

Management, staff and crew
worked through the weekend :

on. resolving individual prob- : |

lems.

The Grand. Bahama Power

Company apologised for the :
inconvenience caused to the :
public, but wanted to assure res- :
idents that plant shutdown mea- :
sures are in place to prevent :
costly damage to the generators :
and are in keeping with industry :

standards.

Following the power outage, :
some residents have experi- }
enced problems with their elec- :
tronic appliances, such as tele- :

vision sets and telephones... ... :-
Power officials have noted : ».

that Friday night’s blackout was :
unrelated to the Thursday
evening problems, which have

been resolved.

The company is asking any-
one who has additional prob- :
lems to contact its.24-hour call :

centre at 352-8411.

Grand Bahama Power Com- }
pany Ltd. is a totally integrated. :
utility company serving the }
island’s 50,000 residents and :
commercial establishments from :
east to west. The company :
employs more than 200 Bahami- :
ans and has one of the lowest :

electricity rates in

the :

Caribbean. For more informa- }
tion about Grand Bahama Pow- j ;
. er Company please visit:

www.gb-power.com

CLAIMS that a young pupil was sex-
ually assaulted by two older boys at Yel-
low Elder Primary School have been
denied by the school principal and the

Ministry of Education.

A caller featured on Ortland Bodie's
radio show Real Talk Live on More 94
yesterday morning claimed the young
girl was molested by two sixth grade
boys at the school in Yellow Elder Gar-
dens. He complained there was no

LOCAL NEWS

Claims of sexual assault
of young pupil denied

caller said.

police investigation of the incident.
Rather than involving the police, the

school arranged for parents of the chil-

dren involved to discuss the matter, the

However, school principal Catherine
McPhee, who has been Yellow Elder
Primary’s principal for six years, said
there is no truth to the allegations.

She said: "I can't imagine that I would
forget having a meeting with parents

over something like that, and I have
checked with the guidance councillor,
but we are at a loss.

"If we had had a case like that we
would have to contact the police
because we have been told that is what
we would be expected to do."

Mrs McPhee said she will investigate
the matter further today, and find out if
there was any incident at the school
which could have caused the allegation.

port.

"I cannot begin to think where this
story could have originated," she said.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry
of Education Elma Garraway said the
principal has the government's full sup-

She said: "The minister and the direc-
tor of education and I don't know where
the caller got this information from as it
is a matter not known to the school or
the government."

Preventable diseases ‘account for half
clinical, home visits in Family Islands’

m@ By MATT MAURA



CHRONIC, non-communi-
cable diseases such as dia-
betes, strokes and hyperten-
sion are accounting for almost
50 per cent of the more than
1,500 clinical and home visits
conducted by medical person-
nel in Acklins, Crooked Island
and Long Cay, Minister of
Health Dr Hubert Minnis
said.

The same can be said of

- Eleuthera, where health pro-

fessionals there report that the
two “most common” chronic,
non-communicable diseases
are diabetes and hypertension,
which has. resulted in
increased demand for medi-
cines to treat these diseases.
Dr Minnis’ disclosure came
during a recent visit to the
Acklins, Crooked Island and
Long Cay area, at which time
the minister, accompanied by
senior health officials from the
Ministry of Health and the

Department of Public Health |

and on-island healthcare
teams, toured community
healthcare centres/clinics.
The minister’s visit is part
of a tour he embarked upon
which is expected to result in
the streamlining of the health-
care infrastructure and sys-
tems in the various Family

- Islands.

Dr Minnis scheduled visits
to additional Family Islands
to gain “first-hand” knowl-
edge of any: deficiencies
and/or shortages in the health-
care system in the Family
Islands.

The campaign to halt the
current increase in CNCDs,

URGENT NOTICE

DUE TO THE PROJECTED PATH OF
HURRICANE HANNA, ALL PERSONS
WITH VEHICLES STORED AT KELLY’S
DOCK EAST ST. NORTH NASSAU, ARE

URGENTLY REQUESTED TO COLLEC
eS

WE REGRET THAT WE WILL NOT
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS
SUSTAINED WHILE ON OUR
PREMISES.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR
CUSTOMER SERVICE
ety VN
AT 242 322-2142 FOR MORE
INFORMATION.



Minister of Health visits Acklins,
Crooked Island, Long Cay



which can be prevented with
the right combination of
healthy living, diet and exer-
cise, has become a focal point
of Dr Minnis, the Ministry of
Health and the Department
of Public Health.

Component

The minister said healthy

-living should be a necessary

component of every family
and individual within the
Bahamas, considering the fact
that life expectancy is now
longer.

“Enjoying a good quality of
life is very important when we
begin to talk about living
longer life spans and so per-
sons should stand up and take
notice of what we are saying

to them with regards to

healthy living, proper diets
and exercise,” Dr Minnis said.

“For example, if a person
suffers a stroke at the age of

40, they may live an addition- _

al 30 to 40 years and may have
a long life, but their quality of
life will be impacted. The
same goes for a person suffer-
ing from diabetes who may
have to have a leg amputated
as a result of the disease, or
someone suffering from one
of the other illnesses associ-
ated with CNCDs such as
hypertension,” Dr Minnis
added.

Dr Minnis said health offi-
cials have developed and
implemented a national edu-
cation and awareness pro-
gramme that has been

designed: to, promote. healthy -
living, diet and exercise: among ~~

Bahamians.’The programme
also includes instruction in
proper food preparation
methods which plays a large
role in healthy eating.

The minister said it is a’

proven fact that healthy liv-
ing, proper diet, exercise and
education and awareness can

have a positive impact in ~

reducing the number of
CNCDs. He said the increase

in CNCDs is not unique to the:

Bahamas, but is indeed a
regional and global phenome-
non.

Programmes

“We have developed a plan
that calls for even more edu-
cational and awareness pro-
grammes; more dietary pro-
grammes and more wellness
programmes than we already
have in place to the point
where people across the

: Bahamas will be forced to pay:
‘even greater attention as we

continue to combat the grow-
ing numbers of tN Dr

Hubert Minnis



Minnis said.
“I think people are begin-
ning to realise how important

it is to live healthier lifestyles

because the prevalence of
CNCDs is not just a problem
in the Bahamas, but it is a .
challenge that exists world-
wide,” Dr Minnis added.

Nigerian man fined and sentenced to
three months after admitting to fraud

m@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

A NIGERIAN man was
fined $2,000 and sentenced
to three months in prison
yesterday after admitting to
credit card fraud.

Lwazia Ayanda Madondo
alias Iyke Chiazor of Nige-
tia admitted in Magistrate’s
Court yesterday that he used
the credit card information
of other persons to pay his
bills.

Madondo was arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five in Bank
Lane. He was charged with
two counts of credit by false
pretenses.

According to court dock-
ets, it was alleged that on
Monday, June 2, upon incur-
ring a debt to Cable
Bahamas on Robinson Road,
Madondo obtained credit in
the amount of $400.

A second count of the
same charge alleged that on
Monday, July 21 while at
Marsh Harbor Abaco, upon
incurring a debt at Cable
Bahamas, Madondo
obtained credit in the
amount of $300.

Modondo, who was not
represented by an attorney,
pleaded guilty to both
charges.



Prosecution

According to the prosecu-
tion, Madondo, who resided
in Abaco, had admitted to
police that he obtained per-
sons credit card information
via the Internet and used the
information to help his wife
pay their bills.

‘The accused, who told the

TROPICAL
EXTERMINATORS

ETE
PHONE: 322-2157



court that he did not have a
job, asked the magistrate for
leniency saying: “This is the
most foolish thing I have
ever done.”

Immigration officials told
the court that Madondo did
not have any status in the
Bahamas. Madondo claimed

the he is married to a
Bahamian, however Magis-
trate Rolle told him that that
did not automatically make
him a Bahamian. ,

Madondo was sentenced to
three months in prison on

. the. first count of credit by

false pretenses and fined

a TO SCHOOL! Ta

\ Bank
Financing
= Available

FO SCHOOL!!! BACK TO ae

$2,000 on the second count.
Failure to pay the fine
-would result in an additional
three month term of impris-
onment.

Magistrate. Rolle also
ordered that Madondo be
deported after he serves his
prison sentence.

ord Party
Insurance

nel'd, Throug

Quai Motes
Honda
INSPIRE'S/SABER'S

Starting at $5,695 90 +up
=, Come make an offer on
our local trade ins

Located: Thompson Blvd

a=)

Sat. 8a.m.

325-0881/2 Open: Mon-Fri. 8a.m. - 5: AUS
- 12noon





PAGE 6, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



% LOCAL NEWS

Bahamas looks ahead
to Carifesta i in 2010

Rotary Club of West
Nassall president
announces new
singing competition |

@ By LLOYD ALLEN



PRESIDENT of the Rotary Club of West Nassau
Michael Hepburn on Thursday announced the
launch of its first ever “BAHAMIAN STARS”
singing competition.

During a recent visit to the Rotary Club of Boca
Raton, Mr Hepburn says members were first
exposed and impressed with a community fundrais-
er there called Future Stars.

Future Stars, which is arranged in a similar for-
“mat to American Idol, helps in discovering singing
“stars, and goes further by promoting and facilitating
“community development.

Rotary directors have since decided that a similar

“programme be introduced locally and have titled it, ,

“Bahamian Stars.”

© Offered to young Bahamians between the ages of

“15 and 25, directors promise “the programme will
be one of a kind.” »

: Programme

, “We launch this new and exciting programme —
Bahamian Stars — which will seek out

‘young Bahamians from all walks of life, to come
forward and showcase their'talents,” says Mr Hep-

‘burn.

' Partnering with the Rotary in this recent
“venture are: BTC, ZNS, and the Dept of

“Culture.

With the Broadcasting Corporation providing the
forum for the new show to be viewed by people
throughout the islands, Bahamian Stars will also
‘provide online interactive features.

BTC, in its capacity as a communications
‘provider, will assist with the incorporation of view-
er interactive features such as web voting, online
‘discussions, and promotions for the new all
Bahamian show.

_, Set to air on October 10, organisers say interested
persons can obtain registration forms from any of
ithe 14 Subway locations, any City Market store, or
can send an email request to
‘mhepburn242@msn.com.

Finalists for the competition will win such prizes
‘as cash, various scholarships to the College of The
‘Bahamas and laptop computers.

. The overall winner will receive among various
prizes, an opportunity to compete internationally at
the Future Star Finale.





Charles Maynard



WHEN the Bahamas opens its arms in
2010 to welcome artists from the
Caribbean, officials there will do so in
the warm and festive style for which the
chain of Caribbean islands is known.

Some of this was on display on Sun-
day. August 31, at the Guyana National
Stadium as the curtain came down on
CARIFESTA X and the Minister of State
in The Bahamas Ministry of Culture, Mr
Charles Maynard, accepted the CAR-
IFESTA scroll from Guyana’s Minister of
Culture Youth and Sport, Dr Frank
Anthony.

Ushered in by the sounds of a typical
Bahamas Junkanoo band, Dr Anthony
accepted the CARIFESTA scroll from
the CARIFESTA X Artistic. Director,
Dr Paloma Mohammed, and read the
content before handing it over to Mr
Maynard to a huge cheer from the crowd.

In accepting the responsibility of host-
ing CARIFESTA XI, Mr Maynard
stressed that Guyana had done an out-
standing job in hosting the just concluded
CARIFESTA X. On behalf of The
Bahamas, he thanked the Guyana Govy-

ernment for offering to host the festival
when “unforeseen circumstances” pre-
vented The Bahamas from hosting the
event.

He expressed. appreciation for the
insights and guidance offered by officials
in Guyana, in particular the Minister of
Culture, whom Mr Maynard said had
filled large shoes for the past year.

“Guyana has taken CARIFESTA toa
new level and we must now take the
baton and run with it,” said Mr Maynard.

He said The Bahamas fully supports
the goal of CARIFESTA which is the
building of cultural industries to be viable
economic entities.

“We pledge our full support for CAR.
IFESTA and we proudly reaffirm our
commitment of hosting the Caribbean in
our beautiful archipelago in 2010,” said
Mr Maynard.

The Minister described CARIFESTA
X as a “joyous celebration” and that
Guyana had given the region an example
of a successful CARIFESTA. He added
that the challenge for The Bahamas was
to do likewise.

~The second Bahamas
agribusiness Expo Set

â„¢ By GLADSTONE
THURSTON

FARMERS and animal
breeders throughout the
islands are busily preparing
for the second Bahamas Agri-
cultural, Marine Resources
and Agribusiness Expo.

Hosted by the Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources and Bahamas Agri-

cultural’ and Industrial, (Cor-

2.5L Common Rail

Diesel, Automatic
a Leather Interior
_ Tpassanger

J °33, 300°




831,300°

2.5L Common Rail
Diesel, Automatic _

During the Ford Model Year Clearance you can experience the best deals of the year. Don’t miss the truly
amazing opportunity to get behind the wheel of the most stylish vehicles on the road.




Available at




FRIENDLY MOTORS CO. LTD

THOMPSON BOULEVAR : ¢ TEL.: 356-7100 » FAX: 328-6094
EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.. me WEBC'TE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com





poration (BAIC), the expo’s
theme is “Improving food
security”.

The three-day national
event will be.held at New
Providence’s Gladstone Road
Agricultural Centre, beginning
next February 26.

The expo is part of the min-
istry and BAIC’s mandate to
promote food security in the
Bahamas.

It will bring together veg-
etables, root crops, fruits, and
ornamental plant producers;
food and drink manufactur-
ers; livestock breeders; and
marine resource harvesters in
friendly competition to height-
en the public’s awareness of
the wide variety and high
quality of Bahamian-produced
commodities.

This event will expose
entrepreneurs, students and
interested persons to innova-
tive agricultural strategies,
best practices and agricultural
demonstrations, a release
from the ministry stated.

Greenhouse technique,
hydroponic systems, propaga-
tion and hybridisation meth-
ods will be featured.

“The ministry is committed
to strengthening agribusiness
in the Bahamas and to posi-

‘tion this industry as a funda-

mental pillar of our econo-
my,” stated the release.
“This thrust to promote
agribusiness initiatives will
attract foreign investors to
partner with local entrepre-







_ fundamental pillar of

our economy. This
thrust to promote

foreign investors to
partner with local
entrepreneurs as well
as encourage import
substitutions.”



neurs as well as encourage
import substitutions.”

During the expo, there will
be seminars and discussions
to identify and proffer possible
solutions to the challenges
confronting food production
and how the Bahamas can
attain a greater degree of food
security.

. “Tn light of the food securi-
ty issues around the world
where food exporting coun-

tries have significantly reduced

their exports or have exported
at exorbitant prices,” stated
the ministry, “it is imperative
that we begin to introspec-
tively examine the issue of
reasonable food security.
“The expo would prove to

Cashiers,
Crew Members, &
Maintenance

SEAGRAPES LOCATION
(PRINCE CHARLES DRIVE)

Apply during store hours.
No phone calls.

It’s wanaay better than fast food. It’s Ren ae





be an excellent arightaton for
new and mature farmers and
other agribusiness persons
concerned about product
quality and standards.

“Additionally, as market
access is a major concern of
producers, it is expected that -
as a result of the exhibition,
contacts will be made with
buyers from the hospitality
industry, wholesalers gnd
retailers.” ae

The Ministry will take ‘hs
opportunity to target poten-
tial young farmers, especially
those in junior and senior high
schools.

“Our partnership with the
Ministry of Education will
provide students and teachers
involved in agricultural and
home economic studies, prac-
tical experience, cutting edge
techniques, and strategies that
will enhance their knowledge,
and stimulate and solidify

. their aspirations within the

agricultural sector.
“The exposure of students

‘to the various activities should

begin the process of creating a
sustainable and dynamic cadre
of young people who will take
up the mantle of food pro-
duction and processing) and
other agribusiness endeavors
for future generations of
Bahamians.

“We are looking to attract
hardworking and committed
young persons who can func-
tion competitively in local
industries while adhering to
global health safety and qual-
ity standards.”

The ministry said it strongly
encourages everyone to take
full advantage of “this infor-
mative, and life transforming
expo, that is expected to
heighten our awareness, and
force us to rethink, re-tool,
and revisit our vision for our
food security capabilities well
into the future”.

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

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



THE TRIBUNE

IUESVAY, SEPT EMBEH 2, 2008, PAGE /



LOCAL NEWS



sellyourtlcopyllo fl The Tribunelénl :
foourfourthtannulto §

‘Dangerous lack’ of working



hydrants sparks fire warning

AT least 80 per cent of homes
and businesses in New Provi-
dence lack proper fire protection
because of a shortage of working
hydrants, it was claimed yester-
day.

And if another major blaze
were to strike Bay Street, fire-
fighters would have the same
water access problems they faced
during the straw market inferno

. seven year©s ago.

This was revealed by airline
captain Anthony Dean, who has
been urging government for years
to take action on what he calls a

‘dangerous lack of working
hydrants on the island.

Some s1b-divisions, he claimed,
have no hydrants at all. Other
parts of tae-island — including the
downtown area — are virtually
unprotected because nothing has
been done to instal new hydrants
or maintain existing ones.

“The fact is,’ Mr Dean told -

The Tribune yesterday, “that if
another major fire were to occur
in Bay Street or Mackey Street,
where a shopping centre was hit
in 2006, firefighters would find

themselves with exactly the same

protlems as before.
“The Ministry of Works is
responsible for these hydrants,
4 but no-one is checking. I would

say 80 per cent of the homes and

businesses on this island have no_

proper protection.”

Captain Dean’s comments
come exactly seven years after
fire devastated the old straw mar-
ket on Bay Street. On Septem-
ber 4, 2001, as flames swept
through the building, firefighters
had problems getting water, even

though the sea was only yards

away.
Concern

During the Mackey Street
plaza blaze on July 29, 2006, a
foam truck was rushed from the
airport, automatically downgrad-
ing the terminal on a day when
two British Airways 747s were
arriving and departing, said Cap-
tain Dean.

“This was in ‘breach of inter-
national aviation regulations,” he
added, “as adequate fire-fighting
provision has to be in place when
large planes like 747s are using
the airport.”

Concern about inadequate
hydrant provision has been
expressed before, but Captain
Dean’s comments are based on
first-hand knowledge of fire-fight-
ing requirements and a study of

the hydrant deficiency.

“We are 50 years behind the
times,” he said. “The police and
firemen are not to blame. They
are doing their best in the cir-
cumstances, but we are using
hydrants that were laid during

colonial times.

“Nothing is being done to
upgrade the system or to maintain
existing hydrants properly.”

He said an oil bunker, electrical
or paint store fire on the island
would create major. problems
because the only foam-carrying
equipment is based at the airport.

“Tf this equipment had to be
taken from the airport, then tech-
nically it would mean closing
down the airport because it would
have no proper protection from
an aircraft accident.”

He added: “The fellows at the |

‘airport are.on needles and pins
over this situation. The police are
frustrated. They are being told
there is no money.”
_ He said working hydrants
should be installed to cover all
built-up areas on the island, with
four-times-a-year maintenance
programmes in place to ensure
they are up to scratch at all times.
One non-functioning hydrant

_is near the Free National Move-

ment headquarters in Mackey

Thousands of students return to
school campuses in Grand Bahama

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

FREEPORT — Thousands of students returned to
school campuses throughout Grand Bahama yes-
terday for the beginning of the new school year.

The new junior high school in Freeport, which
was vandalised two weeks ago, opened as sched-

uled following costly repairs.

” _. Hezekiah Dean, superintendent of schools in the
Freeport District, could not be reached for com-
ment on Monday.

Mr Dean, however, initially reported that the

school was expecting an enrolment of just over 300 _

seventh graders.

Teachers and administrators reported to school
today, and students are scheduled to return to the
classrooms over the next couple of days.

Two weeks ago, vandals broke into the new school ~

next to St Georges’ High. The culprits sprayed red
paint on the walls and set fire to various areas in the
administration building, causing other damage.

The school contractors were able to complete
repairs in time for the opening of school. Mr Dean
conducted a final inspection of the school on Sunday.
Sandra Edgecombe, superintendent of schools out-
side of the Freeport District, was reportedly out
making rounds at-her schools and was unavailable
for comment up to press time.

Private schools on Grand Bahama reported a
smooth opening:day.

Robert Nabb, principal of Mary Star of the Sea

Primary, said the Catholic institution has an enrol- -



ment of 360 students, which included 50 new stu-
' dents. “The first day went wonderfully well and stu-

dents were bright and eager to get back to school,”
he said. Mr Nabb said that school ended half-day
yesterday. Paula Bevans-Hanna, vice principal at
Grand Bahama Catholic High, reported that the
high school opened with an enrolment of 300 stu-
dents, which included 100 new students.

“Our students were really excited to be back to
see old friends and all of our teachers were here
and ready for school,” she said.

Mrs Hanna said that the first day of school start-
ed with Morning Devotions for students and teach-
ers. She also said that students were assigned to
homerooms, where they received their schedules,
rules, and other information from the school hand-
book to guide them throughout the school year.

Anita Doherty, principal at Bishop Michael Eldon
Anglican High School, reported that the opening of
school went very well.

“Everyone assembled in the auditorium at 9am for
our First Mass and then students went to their home-
rooms where they got their timetables and rules,”
she said. She said that students wasted no time and
started their first classes after lunch.

Although Mrs Doherty said she did know the
total student enrolment at the time, she reported that
the school received some 77 new seventh graders this
year. “We are looking forward to an excellent school
year,” she said.

-. The Tribune contacted the Lewis Yard Primary
and Jack Hayward High, but was unable to speak
with the principals of those schools, who were said to
be in meetings. :

Literacyliglalbridetfremiin: ryt
toolfiforlldailyflifelinmodernils
velopment raster

Tim Clarke/T ribune staff

A hydrant in Collins Avenue.

Street, he said. “In my profession,
there are rules and regulations,
but I don’t understand if these
government agencies believe in
going by the rules. They don’t
appear to pay attention.”

Captain Dean said if another
major fire broke out on Bay
Street, it would be a calamity, yet

‘the shallow water table on the

island meant hydrant bore-holes

could be provided at only $15,000
a time. In addition, all public
buildings should have sprinkler
systems and properly located fire-
extinguishers, with staff trained
in how to use them, he said.

The Permanent Secretary for

, the Ministry of Public Works and

Transport was unavailable to
comment before The Tribune
went to press last night: ,




WES VeTCCn
Interpol tells
police of alleged
ONS MALIKI!

A GERMAN, wanted by
Interpol, is being questioned by
Immigration officials after he filed
a complaint with the police,
claiming that someone may have
attempted to rob him over the
weekend.

According to Chief Superin-
tendent Glen Miller, the German
resident, who is vacationing in
the Bahamas was living on a small
sailboat anchored off Arawak
Cay with his wife and young
daughter.

Sometime around 8pm on Fri-
day, the German said that he was
onboard his sailboat when he
noticed another man onboard.
Not knowing the individual —’
and claiming that the other man
appeared to be wearing a police
uniform — the German hopped
overboard and hid in the water.

After some time had passed, a
dingy approached the sailboat
and the other man got into it and
left in the direction of Beaw ak
Cay.

The following morning, the
German resident telephoned a
local friend and went to the Cen-
tral Police Station where he filed
a complaint.

Investigations into the matter
continue. .



Credit Suisse, Nassau Branch

Private Banking

is presently considering applications for

Head of Credit Risk Management

The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:

Qualifications:

4

- University Degree or equivalent

Experience: »
- Sound international banking background with 7 to 10 years in credit risk

management

- Strong understanding of Private Banking Business —

- Technical product knowledge of various credit products

- Excellent knowledge of Globus Banking System

- Well versed in Swiss banking practices and. standards:

- Solid experience in Project Management
- PC Literacy (MS Word, Access, and Excel)

Personal Qualities:
_ - Strong analytical skills

- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

- Highly motivated with a commitment to service excellence

- Must possess excellent management and leadership skills

- Strong communication skills and one of the following languages would be an
advantage: German, Spanish, Italian and French

- Analyze and approve international credit applications

- Ensure.a high quality of credit portfolio and limit credit risk through diversified
collateral and adequate margin requirements
_~ Identify potential risks and suggest improvements regarding controls, systems
in use and business management

- Support relevant Head Office projects as credit expert; SOX, Basel 11, Risk

Saver International, TLS

- Provide overall leadership, direction and control to the credit function
- Implement local credit policies based on Head Office policies
- Ensure correct risk ratings are recorded in Globus System

r

Benefits provided include:
- Competitive salary and performance bonus

- Pension Plan

- Health and Life Insurance

- Ongoing internal and external career development/raining program

Applications should be submitted to:

Human Resources Department

P. O. Box N-4928
Facsimile: 356-8148

DEADLINE: 12 September, 2008



CREDIT SUISSE



PAGE 8, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

. 4 ' ?
3

Crooks target businesses
with fake cheques

Hanna hits
southeastern _
Bahamas

_ FROM page one

In Cat Island, the Exumas,

Long Island, Rum Cay, San Sal-
vador, Ragged Island, Long Cay, ':
Mayaguana and Inagua, winds :
exceeding 73mph, heavy rain }

generating flooding and large
ocean swells may hit tonight,
and are expected within the next
two days.

* Should the storm take a turn

to the west-northwest today as
expected, warnings could be }
issued, for the northwest }

, Bahamas.
Residents of New Providence,
Grand Bahama, Abaco,

Eleuthera, Andros, Bimini and :
the Berry Islands are advised to :
carry on as normal while con- :
tinuing to monitor the storm and }
be prepared to take quick action :
should the hurricane change :

course and increase speed.

Hanna is the fourth named
storm of the 2008 hurricane sea- :

son.

until Wednesday or Thursday.

A NEMA spokeswoman said :
yesterday: “It is slow moving so :
that is a major,concern as it is }
gathering strength. There has :
been excessive flooding in :
Mayaguana and we have been :
trying our best to move people

into shelters.”

Small craft operators in the }
central and southeast Bahamas :
should remain in port and those :
at sea are urged to seek safe har- ;
bour, the NEMA spokeswoman :

said.

_ Defence Force officers will
be pre-deployed to islands in the :
hurricane’s direct path and :

‘ Social Services officers will be

deployed to shelters throughout :
the southeastern Bahamas to :
ensure food, clothes, and emo- :
tional support.is provided to :

families in need.

Princess Margaret Hospital :
has cancelled all outpatient ser- :
vices and elective surgeries until :
further notice due to Hurricane : ©

., Hanna.

Patients holding appoint-
ments for these services are
asked to contact the relevant :
clinics to rose eae their :

appointment times. «

i
i

FROM page one

police have confiscated counterfeit cheques

masquerading as official Bank of the. :

Bahamas and First Caribbean drafts.

The officer said police have confiscated
some $30,000 in fake cheques i in the past
few months.

"We've got several complaints concern-
ing those fraudulent manager's cheques.
They're going to these unsuspecting mer-
chants, buying bulk items, presenting fraud-
ulent manager's cheques to purchase the
items with. So we're requesting that these
merchants pay special attention, scrutinise
the document that is being presented to
them.

"If one would pay careful attention to
details on these manager's cheques, the

' quality of the paper that is being presented

to them and if they are familiar with deal-
ing with this type of draft, then they should

become suspicious of any deviation from

the norm, Whether the colour is different,
the typing is different and the quality of the
paper — and they will be able to tell right
away that something is different."

The Commercial Crimes Unit is also
investigating the circulation of fake cheques
from a number of government entities
which crooks pass off to foodstores and
small businesses, the officer said.

"They're now forging company cheques
like (government entities) and they're
going around to the food-stores with them
and they're normally \ under the $500 mark
so the merchant won't suspect at the time
it is presented to them."

The officer said it is important that front-
line cashiers pay extra attention because in
many instances the fraud i is not detected

until the cheques reach a bank for pro-
cessing.

Bank of the Bahamas President Paul
McWeeney said his institution has not
noticed a "proliferation" of fake bank

‘cheques, but is aware that some counter-

feits have made it past front-line teller
scrutiny.

However he said, Bank of the
Bahamas has not incurred any financial
losses as the fake cheques are normally
deposited and noticed during the clearing
process.

"I'm not aware that it is as significant as
you're talking about. But usually man-
ager's. cheques are deposited anyway so it
goes through a clearing process so you
have about four days to verify if they're

THE TRIBUNE

authentic or not. Usually that period is suf-
ficient,time to determine that."

In an effort to enhance cheque security,
the Clearing Banks Association is launch-
ing the Automated Clearing House by the
end of the year, Mr McWeeney said.

"With the ACH coming on board now as
well, a lot of these cheques will now
become standardised in terms of appear-
ance and also security features to better
determine at the front-line if cheques are
good or not."

In the interim, merchants are being
warned to be vigilant when dealing with
cheques and follow-up on suspicious cus-
tomers with banks.

"The only advice I can tell merchants if
they suspect a (cheque) to be fraudulent
just call the bank before you process that
transaction, to confirm whether they issued
the draft (number) and they will be able to
tell you by a few clicks of the button if that
draft was issued to the name of the payee
on the cheque," said the police officer.

The erratic hurricane was }
upgraded from Tropical Storm :
status at 3pm yesterday, despite :
Sunday’s predictions it would :
remain a disorganised storm }

MON Me

FROM page one

Double hurricane
threat to

Bahamas

be hitting the Bahamas this weekend as Hurricane Ike carrying sus-

tained winds of at least 80 mph.

By Thursday morning, the same day Hurricane Hanna is predict-

ed to be exiting the northern Bahamas through Grand Bahama and
North Abaco, Ike is expected to form into a hurricane, and be only ;

three days away from making landfall.

As of last night, Tropical Storm Ike was 18 degrees north, 41.6 :
degrees west in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Ike is moving :
west-northwest at 40mph, but is forecast to be moving at 80mph by :
8am Saturday, when its centre is estimated to be at coordinates 23.5 }

north, 68.5 west.
On Saturday morning Hurri

cane Ike will be 321 miles from
Mayaguana, 418 miles from San Salvador, 505 miles from Great :

Exuma and 633 miles from New Providence.

_ FROM page one

‘ ties, and the mother of a:son - ©

who attends the high school in

-North Andros is concerned their

stubborn presence will impact
her son's education.

She said: "Both teachers have
been a problem since they start-
ed at the schools so the Ministry
of Education transferred them
out, and we want to know why

_ they can't get them to leave.

"Parents are concerned. We
have our children at these
schools and it is compromising
their education," she claimed.

The mother, who does not
want to be named, said the com-
munity. was so concerned about
the stubborn presence of the
teachérs, members of the church
walked around school campuses
praying for seven days.

"It's terrible," the mother

©

Call for transferred

teachers to be
ordered to leave

said. "But my thing is why can't :
the Ministry of Education :
enforce their regulations? Why :

do other people have to leave
when they can't leave? Why are
they still here?

"The Ministry's responsibili- :
ty to us is to deal with the situa-’ :

tion at hand."

Permanent Secretary for the
Ministry of Education Elma :

Garraway assured parents the’
matter would be dealt with.
She said:

ulations prescribed.

"The teachers are still
employed and are being :

~ deployed elsewhere."

Beautiful

aS os






os Kisskadee Lyrive

West of Orange Hill

Jogging Trails *

Beach, West Bay Street

i
}
j
}
i
}
3
t
i
}
3
:
¢
i
:
}
%
:
%
}
3
3
i

j
us

COMPLETED INFRASTRUCTURE

INCLUDES:

¢ Paved Roads « Water & Sewerage
Phone * Cable ® Electricity * Street Lights

RECREATIONAL PARK
INCLUDES:

Tennis Courts * Ornamental Pond

Playground * Basketball
Court Gazebos * Grills

Lot sizes starting at 65x101
Prices starting at $106,500

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

"We are aware of i
this matter and are dealing with :
it according to the rules and reg- :

Electricity bills should
— decrease next month

FROM page one

He said that this decrease is like-
ly to be the start of a “down trend”,
although it is too early to say what
exactly the surcharge will be.

Mr Neymour was responding to
complaints from Bahamians whose
fears are escalating that soon they
might not be able to pay their bills
as their electricity costs, despite
attempts to cut back, are dramati-
cally increasing.

People have been particularly
outspoken about the price of the
fuel they are using by comparison

‘to the surcharge that is added to it

— some expressing a sense of
injustice that the surcharge, added
on by the corporation, is now more
than double the cost of the fuel
itself.

One Cable Beach resident said
that although she lives alone, her

_. BEC bill is over $800 — with “$320

for the actual fuel, but $487 for the
fuel surcharge.”
“How am I supposed to pay
that? I can’t pay that,” she said.
In August the Corporation’s sur-

charge was 24.794 cents per kilo-.

watt-hour. This was up from 16.49
cents in March and totally eclipses
the 4.6237 cents per kilowatt-hour
being charged in February 2005.
Yesterday Mr Neymour empha-
sised that the surcharge is out of
the corporation’s. hands. — being.

based on the fluctuations of the

cost of oil on the world market.
He added:that the reason why

Bahamians have not yet felt the |
‘benefits of global oil costs, which

recently dipped in the wake of his-
toric peaks, is because the elec-
tricity they are being supplied is
still being produced from reserves
of oil that BEC bought at those
higher prices some time ago.
“There is a lag in the effects of
the cost of fuel increases, for

instance if the cost of fuel interna-
tionally were to increase in the

month of June the effect of that :
‘increase might not be felt until

August or September, and if it
decreases, vice versa.”

Despite these recent fluctua-
tions, Mr Neymour explained that
the overall upward trend over the
last five years has seen BEC’s
annual fuel bill soar from $80 mil-
lion in 2002 to $220 million in
2007.

He told The Tribune that BEC
traditionally sees more people fail-
ing to meet their bill payments in
the expensive Summer period
when demand for electricity
increases and parents have to wor-
ry about back-to-school costs.

But although the corporation is
“sensitive to the costs that indi-
viduals incur at this time,” never-
theless, the corporation is also in
an “extremely poor financial situ-
ation at present.”

_ The Minister denied, however,
that BEC’s financial woes and
Government’s intention to priva-
tise the corporation have played
any part in the increase in the fuel
surcharge added to customer’s
bills,

“That’s completely out of the
question,” he said, pointing to the
fact that BEC is required to pre-
sent audited financial statements
for public scrutiny as a defence
against such practices.

A $6,000 electriity bill inspired
a spokesperson from Skans Cafe
downtown, to sugzest. that gov-
ernment consider granting busi-
nesses a temporary break from
the fuel surcharge so that they can
continue to operate with their nor-
mal complement of staff.
In response Mr Neymour point-
ed out that “someone would have
to pick up that added fuel
cost,” and asked: “Who should it
be?”

Investigation launched into allegations
officers stole $9,000 from vehicle

FROM page one

$9,000 was missing from his car. The driver managed to catch up with
the Maxima and asked for the return of the money. He was given

$290 and told to “go,”

“While these reports are’ “quite serious,” Commissioner Ferguson cau-
tioned that their investigation into the matter could go “either way”.

“The investigation can determine whether these officers are culpa-
ble or if someone is being malicious. But there is no doubt that with the
absence of credibility in the police, the force will be rendered useless.

“We have a duty to the Bahamian people and we have to keep our
organization as corruption proof as possible. People are coming forward
and letting us know what is happening, and when people come forward
and make these allegations we have a duty to see if there is any cred-

ibility to what is being said.

“And if we find that these things have substance, one way or: the oth-
er, either it will exonerate someone or someone will feel the weight of

the law,” he said.

Unconfirmed reports of PMH
interns taking industrial action

REPORTS that interns at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital were staging industrial action by
not turning up to work yesterday could not be
confirmed up to press time last night.

Initially hospital sources suggested that these

tomorrow.

2008 MODELS

FEATURES

DRIVERS AIR BAG

AIR CONDITION ,
POWER STEERING

ROOF RACK

o08e¢089 09 8 8 8-8

4 CYLINDER 2.0 LITER AUTOMATIC DOHG ENGINE
5 - STAR CRASH SAFETY - NHTSA
STANDARD 16” ALLOY WHEELS

CD - MP3 - RADIO PLAYER

POWER WINDOWS - LOCKS - aoe MIRRORS

KEYLESS ENTRY ALARM SYSTEM

AVAILABLE OPTIONS
e LEATHER SEATS LUGGAGE COVER

° ABS BRAKES
° FOG LIGHTS

® WOOD GRAIN INTERIOR TRIM

¢ DUAL AIR BAGS -

“SANPIN MOTORS LIMITED

Thompson Blvd. Oaks Field
Prone: 242-326-6377

interns were unhappy with their salary levels and
were seeking to disrupt the hospital’s services to
_ draw attention to their situation.
’ The Tribune will report-more on this matter

RIA MOTORS

The Power to Surpriseâ„¢

ON THE SPOT FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH
COMMONWEALTH BANK

Bye yea)

INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH ADVANTAGE
INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS LTD.

box: 242:326-6315







THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 9



Long Island dock contract signing
















_ VIEWING THE DOCK — Pictured
from left; Larry Cartwright, MP for
Long Island and Ragged Island and
Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources; Neko Grant, Minister
of Public Works and Transport; and
Junior Bruce, structural engineer
at the Ministry of Public Works and
Transport view damage to the
Simms Dock in Long Island on Fri-
day, August 29. Minister Grant lat-
er signed a contract with G and
L Construction for reconstruction of
the dock.

DOCK INSPECTION — Junior Bruce, structural engineer at the Ministry of
Public Works and Transport (front row) leads an inspection of the Simms
Dock in Long Island. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport
(first from left) signed a contract with G and L Construction for recon-
struction of the dock’ on Friday, August 29. Also pictured ‘are Anita
Bernard, Permanent Secretary; Ministry of Public Works and Transport,
MP for Long Island and Ragged Island and Minister of Agriculture and

Marine Resources, Larry Cartwright; and Gordon Major, Acting Director

Minister of Public Works and Transport.

*



CONTRACT SIGNING — Larry Cartwright, V MP for Long Island and Ragged island and Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources (first from left), signs a $251,325.85 contract at Simms Primary School for reconstruction
of the Simms ea in mon Island as s Leo Knowles, contractor, and Minister of Public Works and Transport, Neko

Grant; look-on~’
PHOTOS: Letisha Henderson/BIS

Saturday, Sept. 6
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m
Ages 6 to 12

Prize Giveaways! |
Games!

Super Raffle! :
Dance Competition!
Video Game Tournament

FEATURING:
PS3

X-Box 360
Nintendo Wii
Movies

Live D.J.
Dancing











Admission: $25

AKC Members: $15







CONGRATULATIONS — Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Trans-
port (front row/centre), congratulates Leo Knowles of G and L Construc-
tion, contractor hired for the reconstruction of Simms Dock in Long
Island as Anita Bernard, Permanent Secretary, Minister of Public Works
and Transport looks on. Also pictured from left are: MIP for Long Island and
Ragged Island Larry Cartwright; Roderick Bowe, Administrator for Long
Island; Junior Bruce, Structural Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works
and Transport; and Gordon Major; Acting Director, Ministry of Public
Works and Transport.

FURNI
Yi

host 20 ‘years

.

* While Supplies Last
* With Approved Credit

Sneak car thief
strikes while
victim buys milk

m@ By LLOYD ALLEN

DAVID Russell Sr says when

. he decided to purchase a con-

tainer of milk from a local food-
store,a few weeks ago, he never
thought he would return to find
that his car had been stolen.

On Saturday, August 16, Rus-
sell Sr said he pulled into the
parking lot of SuperValue, Mar-
ket Street, to purchase milk and
other items. .

However, when he left the
store Jess than 15 minutes later,
he discovered that his car had
been stolen.

According to Mr Russells’

son, David Jr, his father secured —

the Infinity 130 before going in
the store. “The car was secured
and he is still in possession. of
the original key, so I don’t think
it would have been any care-
lessness on his side,” the son

said.

Russell Jr said although the
car has been reported stolen to
his father’s insurance company,
the store manager and the
police, he and his father believe
that this recent incident is one
of many happening in the area.

However, SuperValue Gen-

Naseau & Grand Bahama * World Wide Web :

eral Manager Kendrick Moss
told The Tribune on Friday that
as far as he is aware, there have
been only two incidents of car
theft and another attempted
incident at the Bache) Street
store.

Mr Moss said at all baer:
Value stores, security cameras
are strategically located
throughout the parking areas.
He said that although the com-
pany has always worked closely
with the police, persons should
be more cautious when deciding
where to park, and should
always look around their sur-
roundings.

According to a police source,
a number of car thefts have
been reported from the Super-
Value parking lot and the sur-
rounding area.

The sources also said that a
trend appears to be on the rise
where cars are being stolen
from the Marathon Mall park-
ing area. While unable to give
an exact figure on the number
of cars stolen, the police source
said that criminals seem to be
targeting specific brands, includ-
ing Hondas, Sentras, and Ford
Explorers. .

deduction customers

3 PIECE LIVING ROOM _
Includes Sofa, Loveseat & Chait

Many different ee ee



colours available
Apply for In-House

n ail ten i
* Some Stipulations May Apply Alea “i si y:

Tel: (242) 397-PLUS (7587)
NASSAU ® Town Centre Mall
Mon-Sat 9am-9pm

Fax: (242) 325-6368

Tel: (242) 352-PLUS (7587)
GRAND BAHAMA ®* Madeira Croft
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm ¢ Sat 9am-4pm

Fax: (242) 352-9823



ATLANTIS

PARADISE ISLAND...





tee Rann dwee cease:

PAGE 10. | THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY EVENING : SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 Oe

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

NETWORK CHANNELS

Florida Roadtrip /Republican National Convention noe: of the proceedings in Minneapolis. (Live) (CC)

re cy " NCIS “Judgment Day” Grave conse-|Big Brother 10 Veto meeting and ieee National Convention
@ WFOR|n Mier co when the team hunts|competition. (N) 4 (CC) (Live) (C
a killer
Access Holly- on $ Got Talent Ten of ihe top 40 contestants perform. (Live) faeycc) National Convention

Deco Drive House “House's Head; Wilson's Heart” House searches for a bus pas- ° |News (N) (oo)
WSVN senger he believes is:ll. ( (PA) (CC)

Jeopardy! “Col- |Wipeout Obstacles include Foamy (2) Wanna Bet? (Season Finale) fe ca) National Convention
OO WPLG lege re recy Pads and Killer Surf. ia wager on the outcome of — |(Live) (CC
onship” (CC) stunts. (N) © (CC)

er Yyns CHANNELS

re a First |The First 48 The murder of aman |The First 48 Gunfire interrupts a |The Cleaner “House of Pain’ An old
in an abandoned house; a woman's |children’ ‘ cor Bowl football tour- |friend asks William for his help with
body in a house fire. nament. a troubled student. (N)°
(0) BBC World |BBC News. Asia Business |BBC ae School’s Out |BBC World News America
BBCI ‘ove America |(Latenight). |Report (Latenight). | Training workers. |
BET Hell Date (CC) | * %» RIDE (1998, Comedy) Malik Yoba, Melissa De Sousa. Premiere. A |Comic View: |Comic View:
budding director takes some young rappers to Florida. (CC) One Mic Stand |One Mic Stand
CBC Just for ae Rick Mercer Re- |This Hour Has The Tudors a isode 7” Or CBC News: The National (N) 1
Gags 1 (CC) . {port (CC) 22 Minutes (CC) {questions his al bites, ( (CC) (DVS) . |(CC)



CNBC - (00) Kudlow & On the Money The Business of Innovation The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch a et Cha r| le the
‘ompany (CC) . :
(6:00) Republican National Convention Coverage of the Republican National Convention tom Minneapolis, Minn. (CC) i B a ha mian Dy Pp eta nd lay

Scrubs “M The Daily Show |The cn Ae. Futurama ‘Time |South Park The |Brian Regan: Og Up The . . : /

COM Lunch” acc mic sn Stew: Keeps eG pe ns two ee hi Ss Sl idl ekki . De rel P ut ty
png may a some smiles on your ;
DISN (00) i cS eH = Ear ine) ana eae ry a wi awe ie Wh Dak oF ; Y :
be motherless child casts a |Montana ontana ack & Cody 1 |verly Place erek's School |’ | |} } (

spell that brings a doll to life. — |(CC) (CC) (CC) - fof Dating” oe ki d ss faces f
DIY This Old House |This Old House |Sweat Equity ae Land-|Rock Solid ei Renova-|Kitchen Renova- ee :

(CC) M (CC) tions: tions

thema Depth

E! The Daily 10 (N) THS Investigates: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer Pam: aN) on the ie ae Next
Loose (N
ESPN (:00) E:60.(N) — |2008 World Series of Poker Main [2008 World Series of Poker Main ,/Baseball Ta Ta (CC)
Event, from Las Vegas. (Taped) Event, from Las Vegas. (Taped)

in) U.S. Open Tennis Men's Fourth Round and Women's Quarterfinals. From the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.



Bring your children to the
McHappy Hour at McDonald's in

a Palmdale every Thursday
ah a Our rea elica Live Classic ioe jus Cata- |The Holy Rosary! Threshold of Ho ‘bee 4 \ ,
EWTN | from 3:30pm to 4:30pm during the
a Cardio — Shimmy. Maya Tn Yoga |Namaste Yoga |National Body Challenge Gastric
FIT TV Swath Grapevine. (CC) {hips. (Cc) hid Eye" (Spine. (CC) © bypass surgery (CC) : mo nth of September 92008.
FOX-NC Fox Report arealy iad From St. Paul,’ Hannity & (6) Ania Election HQ Republican National : :
a Shepard Smith Minn. (0C Colmes (CC) Eeenen ;
FSNFL ta MLB Baseball Atlanta = at Florida Marlins. From Dolphin Stadium in Miami. pelle the Mar- |The FSN Final
Subject to Blackout) (Live) lins Score (Live) ne
GOLF FaldoNews Azinger News —_|Golf Central ighvay 1 Tens host a television] Highway 18 (N) Se
Conference -|Conference —_|(Live) highlight package oe i js 1
GSN [# 24 (CC) me Wants to Be a Millionaire ian Feud pat Feud 1 [Catch 21 (CC) eae 0 Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun.
(00) Atackof iPlay PAX [Unbeatable Ninja Warrior Ninja Warr ~ [Atackof te Show! Feats of hu- a Fs tl
GéTech [eben i) [sorbay yy some | MRI hepay

00) Walker, aa Texas Ranger Walker tries [SACRIFICES OF THE HEART (2007, Drama) | as Gilbert, Cyril
HALL exas Ranger |to protect crime boss Vince Ter- |0’ Pati Ken Howard. An attorney visits her aling father on the family
“Countdown man’s former accountant. (CC) farm

Property Virgins Pay Business [Take It Outside |Colin & rn 's Home Heist (ce eae C1 Green Force “Fi-
HGTV = a Lauren, val pe (N) |(N) O(CC) "Proud, Pink & Pitfu’ A (CC) geon Park’ Pi-
geon Park. (N)
a = nee Christ in Inspiration To- Life Today With |This Is Your Day ihe ne .
Everyday Life /Prophecy day James Robison |(CC)
. -/Reba Kya and |My Wifeand |Accordingto |Family Gu Family Guy Pe- |Two and a Half wa ad Half
KTLA [Barbra Jean hide |Kids (CC) [dim Jim's sister |*North by North |ter campaigns |Men (CC) [Men 1 (CC)
a stray cat. is pregnant. uahog. (CC) jagainst Lois. 0
° Still Standing Reba “Proud: {Reba Reba takes|Wife Swap “Pitts/Policchio” An ani- {How to Look Good Naked Mother
LIFE Paty a . Reba” 1 (CC) a job in Brock’s [mal lover trades with a woman who and daughter. (CC)
’ hair ivi ist: (C ; office. -thates animals. 1 (CC)
MSNBC (:00) aie National Convention Coverage of the Republican National Convention from Minneapolis, Minn. (Live) (CC)

~ {Zoey 101. |SpongeBob [Drake & Josh ~|Home Improve- |Home Improve- |George Lopez - |George Lopez
NICK {cc SquarePants C\\/\ (CC) ment 1 (CC) ment (cc) (cc) (a (cc)
NTV Til Death — 90210 “We're Not in Kansas a The Jet Set’ Harry Wilson, the (cc) (N) 0 — |News
(CC) _ {new principal of West Beverly Hills High School. (N) (CC

Pass Time Unique Whips Livin’ the Low SuperCars Ex- sa Bikes! [Super Bikes! hs eee aes Sh. Simplyithe Best”
SPEED PRE | erie ce ee ae nee. ee
Perfect Weight |Behind the Joyce Meyer: |John Hagee To- |Precious ope Praise the Lord (CC) Re : s.) Sy
America With {Scenes (CC) aay ISIC very- |day (CC) ries With Bi
Jordan Rubin Gaither. cc
Everybody Family ay The |Family Guy |FamilyGuy |FamilyGuy |The Office The Offic
AG ee Griffins boild a {Chris pretends "Don't Make Me Stewie a the Someone flashes fries Goes
parade float. he’s dying. (CC) |Over’ (CC) acting bug. (CC) |Phyllis.
ol na 160 Lb. Tumor (CC) Mystery Diagnosis Doctors are Dr. G: Medical recite ss Se-
ie & More - {baffled Ka woman's shortness of |crets” A diabetic man is found dead
Twins (CC) : breath. icc after a night of drinking,
(:00) Law & Or- |Law, & Order “House Calls” A Russ-/Law & a ‘The Family Hour’A |Law & Order “Release” Chris Drake
der “Fame” 1 |ian model is found-dead in a cloth- former senator is a pS) inhis _ |finds his friend dead on a party bus,
(CC) (DVS) ing boutique. (CC) (DVS) ex-wife's death. (CC) (DVS) making him a suspect.
Chop Soc ceo e ofthe /Ben 10: Alien cy Test 0 co) Test 0 oe Drama Is- |Ben 10
root a ling
arte oe a “Co in {Cops A stolen Si LA ae LA rs American isi American
Fort Worth” 1’ vehicle is found. |Gang shootout. . Jail
re 2) ae une |Pas béte Du matou au chat de race Pétrole, le début de la fin Si j'avais-un atom
bite en passant par le minet.
(:00) Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast Weather: Evening Edition (CC)

; tno Querida Al Diablo con Los Guapos Mila- [Fuego en la Sangre Hermanos | Aqui y Ahora
U NIV renga gros y Alejandro enfrentan la mal- buscan venganza.
dad,-y la mentira. .

ty ‘ e Til Tennis Men’s Fourth ae and Women’s Quarterfinals. From the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

USA tr

VH1 4 THE BODYGUARD (1992, Drama) K Kevin Costner. Premiere. A [New York Goes |I Love wore Roommates ca
bodyguard falls for the singer-actress he must protect. 1 (CC) to Hollywood {in the “Spit Ohmpics." (CC)

VS j tea TapouT | TapouT (CC) % %%- EIGHT MEN OUT (1988, Historical Drama) John Cusack, Clifton
" James. White Sox are See of throwing 1919 World Series.

:00) America’s MLB Baseball Houston Astros at ae Cubs. From Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Live) 60)
WGN aa Home H
Videos Sneeze. : ‘

Family Gu 90210 “We're Not in Kansas Anymore; The Jet Set’ (Series Premiere) |CW11 News at Ten With Kaity
WPIX ‘ort by bt ay Wilson, the new principal of West Bevery Hils High School. (N) 1 |Tong, Jim Watkins (N) (CC)
Quahog

; Jeopardy! ‘Col- |Dr. Phil 0 ” WBZ News (N) Jeopardy! (CC Fleder Frasier Frasier Lilith an-
WSBK lege Chang parti has acrush on |nounces her next
onship” (CC) his matchmaker. |divorce. O

ad Ue POTN aes

(6:00) **% — |x THE INVASION (2007, Science Fiction) Nicole fe Burn After | * % GLADIATOR (2000, Histori-
HBO-E [waitress Kidman, Daniel Craig. An e ect of alien origin leading: HBO cal Drama) Russell a Joaquin
(2007) ‘PG-13' {threatens humanity. 1 'PG-13' (C First Look (N) Phoenix. 1 ‘R’ (CC)

(ea) Baghdad: |THE BLACK LIST: VOLUME ONE (2008, Documen- |Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be st GANJA
HBO- P figh Subtitled: tary) Pe rAmerican leaders ae interviewed, [Madam of Crystal 1 (CC) EN pea
English) O (CC)} O ‘NR’ (C
( P a &% THE AC oom With Bryant Gumbel] x * » WAITRESS (2007, Comedy-Drama) Keri Russell, ae er
HBO- W ist fea Cheryl Hines. Prana Apre nant waitress wants to leave her control-
ling husband. © ‘PG-13' (C ¢ Cj

- & * 4% LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006, Come-| x * LUCKY YOU (2007, Drama) Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Rober
HBO-S dy-Drama) Greg Kinnear. Members of a dysfunctional Duvall. A poker player sets his sights on winning a worl championship.
family take a road trip. 1 ‘R’ (CC) 0 'PG-13' “(cch

(6: Oe % THE) & & & HAIRSPRAY a Musical Comedy) John Travolta, Nikki Blon- | %% STAR TREK GENERATIONS

OOKIE (1990) |sky, Amanda et remiere. A Baltimore girl becomes an overnight cel- al Science Fiction) Patrick

'R (CC) ebrity. © ‘PG’ (CC) tewart: O ‘PG’ (CC)

kf x SLITHER (2006, Horror) Nathan Fillion, | x DEATH SENTENCE (2007, Suspense) Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hed-

lizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker. Alien organisms in- jlund, Kelly Preston. A man sets out for revenge after gang members kill

fest a small town. 0 'R’ (CC) his son. 1 'R’ (CC)

( 15) POPULA- ea % & & MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Ill (2006, Action) Tom Cruise, {Weeds Andy — |Weeds “Excellent
hil struggles to get ae (iTV)

home. (CC) 0 (CC)
(tS) % * JOURNEY TO THE END

ION 436 (2006) poem Hoffman, Ving Rhames. iTV. aon Ethan Hunt faces the
Jeremy Sisto. toughest villain of his career. ( ‘PG-13' (CC)

F THE NIGHT rad Scott Glenn.
Premiere. ( 'R’ (CC)








im lovin’ it



















MAX-E
MOMAX










SHOW



fe % % THE | % * % THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004, Drama) Jim Caviezel,
ATE (1987) — {Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini. Jesus endures the agony of his final 12
Stephen Dorf. hours. (Subiited- English) 0 ‘R’

TMC














THE TRIBUNE





had. too.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,

We had our chances,
but we just didn’t
take advantage of it.
It was just one of
those matches we
should have won,
but didn’t pull
through when we



Mark Koos





2008

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

THE bid for their first grand
slam title together this year
for Mark Knowles and
Mahesh Bhupathi came to a
crashing end yesterday in
Flushing Meadows, New
York. :

The duo playing in the third
round of the men’s doubles at
the US Open, suffered a 2-6,
6-4, 6-4 decision to the Argen-
tinian team of Maximo Gon-
zalez and Juan Monaco.

“We started off real well,
but our opponents just playted
a little better,” said Knowles
when contacted after the
match. In the third set, the lev-
el increased tremendously. ©

“We had our chances, but
we just didn’t take advantage
of it.

“It was just one of those
matches we should have won,
but didn’t pull through when
we had too.”

Although they were virtu-
ally even in just about every

Bhupathi had a 5-2 advantage
in double faults and 5-3 in
unforced errors.

Knowles and Bhupathi, the
number four seeded team, was
42-of-60 for a 70 percent win-
ning percentage on their first
serve, compared to the 37-of-
58 for 64% for the Argentians.

They were tied at 41% (39-
of-95 for Knowles/Bhupathi
and 40-of-97 for
Gonzalez/Monaco) in receiv-
ing points won.

But Gonzalez/Monaco had.
a 10-percent advantage over
Knowles/Bhupathi in both
winning percentage on second
serve and break point conver-
sions respectively. ‘

Both teams finished with 96
total points won apiece.

In the first set that lasted 34
minutes, Knowles/Bhupathi
had a 4-0 and 5-0 advantage in
double faults and unforced’
errors respectively and they
had a 33-23 margin in total

statistical point, Knowles and __ |...

BUCH VSN MICU cnn cn lente)

points won.

The second set took 43 min-
utes to be completed with
Gonzalez/monaco picking up
the only double fault and they
finished with a 35-30 differ-
ence in total points won.

And in the third set that
lasted 49 minutes, the two
teams had one double fault
with Gonzalez/Monaco hav-
ing three unforced errors and
they posted a 38-33 score in
total points won.

This was Knowles’ 14th
appearance in the US Open
and he was hoping to win
another title like he did in
2004 with his former partner,
Mahesh Bhupathi, who won
the doubles title once in 2002

Lausanne, Switzerland

Tribune Sports Reporter



World Athletic Tour meets continue

ton, along with former World Champion
Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis will all

be in the field.

Donald Thomas will appear at his sec-





in the 12 years he has played.

the tournament.

So far this year, Knowles
and Bhupathi have won two
tournaments in Memphis-and
Dubai.

They have reached the
finalis in New Haven and the
ATP Masters Series in Miami
and Monte Carlo as well as

_ the semifinals in the ATP

Masters Series in Cincinnati,
the Australian Open and Del-
ray Beach.

At the US Open, Knowles
also teamed up with Zi Yan
of China to play in the mixed

‘doubles, losing in the first

round to Elena Vesnina of
Russia and Mariusz Fyrsten-
berg of Poland after dropping



a ae

today with several Bahamians lined up to
compete on a schedule filled with Olympic
champions and medal contenders.

For the first time since his bronze medal
winning performance in Beijing, Leevan
Sands, will take to the field in the triple
jump, competing at the Athletissma 2008
in the Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sands will be tested by a competitive
field headed by Olympic gold medallist
Nelson Evora of Portugal, and leader in
the World Athletic Tour standings, Randy
Lewis of Grenada.

Also competing at the meet, Michael
Mathieu, member of the silver medal win-
ning 1600m relay team, will forego his
usual specialty and contest the 100m.

Mathieu will compete in race two, while
a star studded field in race one will include
seven members of the Olympic final, how-
ever will be without world record holder
Usain Bolt.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thomp-
son and Marc Burns, Jamaica’s Asafa
Powell, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter,
Americans Walter Dix and Darvis Pat-

ond meet since the Beijing Olympics, as a
part of a 12 man field in the high jump.

Debbie-Ferguson McKenzie shows no
sign of slowing down competing in her
third meet since the Olympics.

Both Ferguson-McKenzie and Chandra
Sturrup will compete in the 100m, also in
a field that is near a mirror image of the
Olympic final.

The Jamaican trio of Shelly Ann-Fraser,
Kerron Stewart, and Sherone Simpson

which swept the medal podium at Beijing .

will headline the field alongside Ameri-
cans Lauryn Wllliams, Torri Edwards,
and Marshavet Hooker.

Just days after competing in Gateshead,
England, Christine Amertil will compete
in race two of the 400m.

The Athletissma 2008 is the final Super
Grand Prix meet of the season.

The Memorial Van Damme is:a part of
the Golden League series while follow-
ing meets in Rieti and Zante’ are Grad
Prix meets.

The World Athletic Final takes place
is Stuttgart Germany, September 13-14.

Oe lalel ea Sturrup

Anowles, Bhupatht
ousted in Sed round

Duo suffer 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
loss to Argentinian team



the first set 7-6 (7) and leading
3-2 in the second. They were
forced to retire at that point.
Bhupathi, on the other
team, played with Samantha
Stosur of Australia. They got
to the second round before
they were ousted 2-6, 6-3, 12-
10 by the team of Rennae
Stubbs of Australia and
Robert Lindstedt of Sweden.
Knowles said he. will now
take.a couple weeks off to
recuperate from the long sea-
son he’shad so far. :
He intends to.come home
next week to spend some time
with his family and friends and
go fishing.
After that, it’s back on the
road to complete the year.



Bahamians set to compete with Olympic champions

@ By RENALDO DORSETT



Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie





PAGE 12, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 : | TRIBUNE SPORTS
INTERNATIONAL SPORT

Serving their way into

@ By BEN WALKER
AP National Writer









NEW YORK (AP) —
Venus Williams did her part
to set up yet another Grand
Slam family reunion, beating
Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-
3 Monday to reach the quar-
terfinals at the US Open.

After she won, Williams
could only wait to see
whether she’d play her sister
Wednesday in the next
round. Serena Williams was
set to face Severine Bremond
on Monday night. (See story
on page 14)

Both sisters are two-time
US Open champions. They
are 8-8 overall against each”
other, including 5-5 at majors.
Their matchups, however,
usually come much later than
the quarters.

“I mean, it’s tough to play
her because she’s so good,”
Venus Williams said. “We’re
going stronger than ever, in
my opinion.”

Seeded seventh, she had it
all over her 19-year-old oppo-
nent — experience, stature and
height. At 6-foot-1, she gently
leaned across the net to easi-
ly put away a floating return
by the No. 9 Radwanska.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal .
had a much tougher time. He.
withstood his first test at
Flushing Meadows, shifting
into another gear to beat Sam
Querrey 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-3
and match his best result at
the tournament that’s always
bedeviled him.

Playing for the sixth year
at the US Open, Nadal ral-
lied to reach the quarterfi-
nals. He got quite a workout
— and a scare — from his
unseeded, 20-year-old oppo-
nent.

“Very tough,” Nadal said.
“Sam is a big player, a big
server. He has a great future.”

Down 6-5 in the third set,
Nadal suddenly flashed the
form that won at Wimbledon,
the French Open and the
Olympics. Hitting harder,
grunting louder and moving

Ae eect aa SEE next page
RAFAEL NADAL, of Spain, celebrates a point during his 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over Sam. Querrey, of the

United States, in New York on Monday...



(AP Photos: Elise Amendola)



FLAVIA PENNETTA, of Italy, advanced to the quarterfinal after defeating Amelie Mauresmo of France 6-3, 6-0 yesterday...

if (

(AP Photo: Stephen Chernin)



TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 13

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

the quarterfinals...

MARDY FISH. of the United States,
returns to Gael Monfils of France }
during their match on Monday... —_|

(AP Photo: Elise Amendola) )





FROM page 12

in closer, he quickly forced a
tiebreaker and jumped to cele-
brate.

Nadal won the final four points
to take the tiebreaker and later
served out the match.

Ranked 55th, Querrey gave a

solid show and became the first
player to take a set from Nadal at
this Open.
‘’ Crowds at Arthur Ashe Stadi-
um love to root for underdogs,
especially Americans. The fans
in his private box were vocal, par-
ticularly the three who had their
shirts off and spelled out S-A-M
on their chests.

A bit jittery at the start, the 6-
foot-6 Querrey boomed 20 aces °
and showed no fear, trading big
shots with Nadal all match long.
He drew a standing ovation at
the end for his effort, and smiled
broadly.

“Came up a little short. The
guy’s too good,” Querrey said.

Nadal next plays unseeded
Mardy Fish; who reached the
quarterfinals atthe US Openfor .
the first time with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
win over No. 32 Gael Monfils.

Playing in his ninth US Open
and coming off his upset over
James Blake, Fish kept busy as
his wedding approaches. He will
marry “Deal or No Deal” model
Stacey Gardner on September 28
— she watched from his private
box, minus her shiny No. 2 brief-
case.

“T desperately wanted to play
well here,” he said. “Desperate- .
ly.” ,

Sixth-seeded Dinara Safina also
made it into the quarters, beat-
ing Anna-Lena Groenefeld 7-5,
6-0. No. 16 Flavia Pennetta won,
defeating No. 32 Amelie Mau-
resmo 6-3,6-0.

Fish matched the best Grand
Slam result of his career, having
reached the quarters at the 2007
Australian Open. Ranked as high
as No. 17 in 2004, the 26-year-old
Fish has worked three years to
recover from an injured wrist that
required extensive surgery.

Fish waved to his private box
after match point. The entourage
included his father, Tom, who cel-
ebrated his birthday. No such fun
for Monfils, who turned 22 Mon-
day.

Safina coasted home after a
close first set. She equaled her
best result at Flushing Meadows,
and kept up the best season of

her career. ~

MSE .
Safina reached the final at the . ns eh SEN us : Se “ia : oe
French Open and later won 15 + ; s ;
straight matches before losing to | RUSSIAN DINARA SAFINA reaches for a shot from Anna-Lena Groenefeld, of Germany, yesterday during their match at the US Open in New York...

Elena Dementieva in the gold-
medal match at the Olympics. (AP Photo: Stephen Chernin)



PAGE 14, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

TRIBUNE SPORTS



INTERNATIONAL SPORTS



Williams sisters to

face off at US O

@ By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Tennis Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Now
comes a challenge for Venus
Williams and Serena Williams
at the US Open: a match against
each other.

Except unlike so many of
their all-in-the-family faceoffs
at Grand Slam tournaments,
including at Wimbledon in July,
this Williams vs. Williams show-
down will not decide the cham-
pionship. Instead, this one will
come in the quarterfinals.

Both advanced through the
fourth round quite easily Mon-
day. The No. 7-seeded Venus
dismissed No. 9 Agnieszka Rad-
wanska of Poland 6-1, 6-3,
before No. 4 Serena dispatched

wild-card entrant Severine Bre-:

mond of France 6-2, 6-2 at
night.

“Even the semis would have
been better than the quarterfi-
nals, but at least one of us will
make it to the semis,” Serena
told the crowd during an on-
court interview. “I’ve got prob-
ably the toughest match of the
tournament coming up next, so
Ive got to be ready.”

The sisters’ matchup Wednes-
day will be a tiebreaker of sorts.

They’ve played 16 times as

professionals, with each win- |

ning eight: That includes 10
meetings at major tournaments,
with each winning five. The
most recent was when Venus
beat Serena for the title at the
‘All England Club, the seventh
all-Willian: Crrand Slam final.

“T would love to have a win-
ning record,” Venus said. “I
have a chance.”

But because of the luck of the
pre-tournament draw, they
were placed in the same por-
tion of the bracket — much to
the disappointment of them, US
Open organisers and TV types.

“The best part is that-we’re
still here,” Venus said, “going
stronger than ever, in my opin-







Hyundai Tucson GL






‘AST SHI RLEY STREET







2.4L 4-cylinder engine automatic transmission’



VENUS WILLIAMS (above) and SERENA WILLIAMS (top inset) are expected to face each other in their quarterfinal match on Wednesday...

ion.” , :

That is certainly true: Venus
has lost a total of 15 games
through four matches at Flush-



Make a deal on the SUV that
_. guzzles cargo, not gas.

air conditioning central locking dual front air bags privacy glass

electronic mirrors ' power windows luggage floormats metal-grain interior trim
radio/CD driver air bag luggage shelf fog lights

alloy wheels full-size spare tire

roof rack mud guards & rear wiper On-the-spot financing

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



nanhanadhandaranennsed.

Hyundai Tucson GLS (shown)
Comes with these additional features:

with Commonwealth Bank

_ #1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHA
r , ET + 322-3775 * 325-3079

Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport) Ltd for similar deals, Queens Hwy, 352-6122
or Abaco Motor Mall, Don MacKay Blvd, 367-2916

MAS



ing Meadows, while Serena has
lost 14. : :

Of the eight women left in
the tournament, only two have

EP

HYUNDAI

Drive your way”
























won a Grand Slam title: Serena
leads all active players with
eight, and. Venus is right behind
with seven.

They won every US Open
women’s singles championship
from 1999 to 2002, meeting in
the finals the last two years in



*

that span. Since then, though,
Serena hasn’t made it past the
quarterfinals here, and Venus
has only reached one semifinal.

Djokovic gets past Cilic
to reach fourth round



Ed Betz/AP

NOVAK DJOKOVIC serves to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during their match in New York Sunday night...

NEW YORK (AP) — It
wasn’t supposed to be this
tough for Serbian Novak
Djokovic in the US Open’s
third round.

He is, after all, the reigning
Australian Open champion
and firmly entrenched as the
No. 3 tennis player in the
world. He was, don’t forget,
the runner-up to Roger Fed-
erer at Flushing Meadows
last year.

Plus, Djokovic’s opponent
Sunday night, 30th-seeded

Marin Cilic, was playing in
his first US Open. And yet
Djokovic needed nearly four
hours to get past Cilic 6-7 (7),
7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (0) Sunday night.

The match ended: at
12:48am, and Djokovic said
to the crowd afterward:
“Thanks, everybody, for
staying so late with us.”

He could have ended
things earlier, but he wasted
a set point in the opening
tiebreaker, got broken the
first time he tried serving for

the second set, and lost serve
again — throwing away two
match points — when trying
to close it out at 5-4 in the
fourth set.

Djokovic finally asserted
himself in the ensuing
tiebreaker. He now moves
on to face No. 15 Tommy
Robredo with a quarterfinal
berth at stake. “Another
tough opponent, of course,”
Djokovic said. “It all depends
on if I am fresh enough phys-
ically and mentally.”






Akades

y
+

SR

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 15

“







THE TRIBUNE





5 ; Lu
oP Dore ng te iS

— Ff Oo § mem OD
Ore ® qin
ee ee oa = oc
> 2 3 F oe ©.
Oo we . oOo Lut
HBR ee bad

| So Orga f° Ee =:
4 0 Qe & RY eo
© ~e et - W t-
ao FF 0 Qf Wo
So B Bo eee. 3 =)
0 eee Bk a
al vo :
fa sat SEES n 5 oO oO o yum
ee eer et ae .
oO : 0 =
“i o.Oo & S
fae & = ic O & b~ %
4d oD a bi
a Coe SS
+ oe
SY Ose pci qd)
LY ’ arn
_ = CE ESE i SOS het

" CO. = Cy









PAGE 16, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

rringt niOHnst son.
” Mortgage Centre |
_ Mortgage . Award Aiea A :
_ Tioheet, Dollar Value Of Mortgages Written

Cc HAIR MAN’S AWARD
Large Branch Categor yo
Golde 1n Gates

THE TRIBUNE

Seated Left to Right: Demetri Bowe, “Manager,

+B

| ‘arah ussell
The Plaza Branch
Teller of The Year

oe On, eral ety n; Cindy curs

sl i asident Zieh Marcus Cleare,
t Me anager Credit _





PTHE







j LOL OG SD?!
Vy Z yy
Gog

BISX lists

je debt

* security

* Exchange growing ‘like
clock work’ and becoming
‘well rounded’ with arrival

_ of $25m in Fidelity bonds

* BISX chief says move _
should help spur creation

_ of Bahamian credit rating
agency and debt market
eld curve

* Adds that debt market
growth will encourage
government to list and
trade its own securities
on BISX

@ By NEIL HARTNELL |
- Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Internation-
al Securities Exchange (BISX)
will this week list its first debt
security via $25 million worth of
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
bonds, its chief executive telling
Tribune Business yesterday that
the exchange was growing “like
clock work” and becoming

“well-rounded”.

Keith Davies said the listing,

and trading, of the Fidelity

Bank (Bahamas) bonds would.

hopefully attract further debt
security listings to BISX,
“speeding the development of a
credit rating agency for the
Bahamas” and proving that the
exchange was capable of listing
and trading rans debt
securities.

_ “They are the first debt secu-
tities to be listed and traded on

— the exchange,” Mr Davies said

‘of the-$25-million Fidelity Bank.

(Bahamas) bonds. “Our system
is already configured to list
these types of securities.”

_ The Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
bonds are of two types - fixed-
rate and floating rate. The
fixed-rate portion of the debt
securities will be listed and start

trading, through BISX’s bro-.

ker/dealer members, with the
floating rate notes listed “begin-
ning early next week”.

With the addition of Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) bonds, Mr
Davies said BISX was “running
the full gamut of what we
would consider to be the typical

* types of securities you’d find:

on an exchange”.

Apart from this first debt list-
ing, BISX already has listed
ordinary equities, preference

’ shares, mutual funds and deriv-

ative in the form of Consoli-
dated Water’s Bahamian
Depository Receipts (BDRs)..

“We have quite a diverse

group of securities listed on the .

exchange, and simply need to
populate these categories with
more types of security to pro-
vide more choice,” Mr Davies
told Tribune Business. °

“Tn the future, there should
be more securities of this nature
coming to the fore. Markets are
all about, confidence and choice.

We are bringing confidence to .

TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 2,,



2008

SECTION B ° business@tribunemedia.net

ROYAL FIDELITY

Money at Work

NASSAU OFFICE

(242) 356-9801

FREEPORT OFFICE
(242) 351-3010



Theft costs Superwash
30,000 during August

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



h e ff

Bahamas |

Chamber |

of Com-

merce’s f
president yesterday }
predicted that armed |
robbery and employee \
theft incidents were |?
likely to increase | -
throughout the remain- JV
der of 2008 due to the agen ey
deteriorating economy,
his own business having lost $30, 000 to
these crimes in August alone.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is Super-
wash’s president, described August as
“a horrendous month” for the laundro-
mat chain, with some $20,000 lost in-a
series of armed robberies and another
$10,000-$12,000 believed lost to inter-
nal theft.

“It was a particularly bad month,” Mr
D’ Aguilar told Tribune Business. “I’ve
not known it as bad for a long time.”

He added that Superwash’s: Montell:

Heights laundromat had suffered three

_armed robberies within the last four

weeks alone..
“You've ev to look at your system

Government Wyndham suffers 250 room cancels



* Chamber chief says ‘inevitable’ armed robberies,

and tighten up, You’ve got to be con-
stantly thinking about this, that there
are a lot of rats out there trying to eat
your cheeSe.”

The Chamber president said it was
“inevitable” that armed robberies and
employee theft were likely ‘to increase
given the current depressed economic
environment, with unemployment ris-
ing and even those in work struggling
to make ends meet with the increased
cost of living.

__ Apart from mortgage and rental pay-
ments, a large portion of people’s salaries

was being eaten up. by gasoline, food -
and electricity costs, forcing nfany .

Bahamians “to find money elsewhere” to,
finance their-normal lifestyles.

“Credit growth has slowed, and it’s
whether people can control their
lifestyles,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune
Business. ©

“It’s inevitable in this environment for
armed robberies to increase, and for an

increase in internal theft from staff to
make ends meet.”

The Chamber president acknowledged
that for the unemployed, or low-salaried
Bahamians, earning around $200-$300
per week, it was “extremely difficult to
survive” in the current economic envi-

* ronment that combined inflation with

slowing growth.
“If you make $300 per week you’re

' going to be struggling, you really are, °

although it depends on how many people
in your household are making that
amount,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune
Business.

While retail stores such as Kelly’s
Home Centre had told him that back-to-
school sales were up against 2007 com-
paratives, the Chamber president said
the key issue was whether their profits
had.risen against increased energy,
import and duty costs.

Mr D’ Aguilar said his i impression was
that his own Superwash business was

internal theft going to rise amid depressed economy
* Describes Hurricane Hanna, and possibly Ike, as ‘the last
thing country needs’, with 2008 turning out to be ‘perfect storm’

down against 2007 sales in August, based
purely on perceived activity levels,
although he was still waiting to see actu-
al numbers.

With Hurricane Hanna threatening

. the Bahamas, and the possibility that .

Tropical Storm Ike may follow close
behind this weekend, the Chamber pres-
ident described the prospect of having to
cope with storm damage and lost busi-
ness days as “the last thing the country”

‘and business community needs.

“The damage, the cost, the clean-up,
the water, the roof leaking, it’s the last
thing the country needs right now. 2008
is not turning out to be a good year. It’s
like the perfect.storm,” Mr D’Aguilar
said.

“Tm sure the lumber and construc-
tion companies, and the food stores, are
going to experience a bit of a-boom pri-

SEE page 4B

energy audit

Called for

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE National Energy Policy
committee has recommended
that an energy audit be con-

‘ducted on all government,

offices and departments, a min-
ister telling Tribune Business
yesterday that the committee
had been given a deadline of

90 days ,as. of two weeks ago, to. -

complete their findings.
Minister of State for the

Environment, Phenton Ney-

mour, said he had recently met

with the committee and seen -

some of their preliminary rec-
ommendations.

Once their submission was

in, Mr Neymour said the Goy-
ernment can move forward and
enact an execution plan.
While hesitant to disclose
exactly what the committee’s
preliminary recommendations
were, he said: “One of the
things that they are recom-
mending is to begin the process

of an energy audit for govern- . |

ment offices and department.”

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business

; Reporte;4

. 5 :

BAHA Mar’s Wyndham
Nassau resort has already seen
about 250 room night cancella-
tions due to the impending
arrival of Hurricane Hanna lat-
er this week, Tribune Business
was told yesterday.

Robert: Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president of goy-
ernment and external affairs,
said the company has been
closely monitoring the forecasts
since last Friday, and went into
an accelerated mode of prepa-
ration yesterday afternoon. |

“We put in place our plans

to protect our guests, our asso-
ciates and our assets,” he
explained.

| Mr Sands said that to date,
Baha Mar has had about 250
room night cancellations for the
Wyndham resort. As it relates
to the Sheraton property, Mr
Sands said they had actually
seen the booking patterns show
some growth.

Jermaine Wright, sales man-
ager at the British Colonial
Hilton, said the resort was expe-
riencing a similar situation. He
said that because this was tra-
ditionally the slowest period in
the tourism industry, interna-
tional bookings remained rela-
tively unchanged.

However, Mr Wright said the

‘local market bookings: “We

Hilton had seen an increase in

had alot of interest from:per-
sons who are interested in using
the hotel as a'shelter,’”’-he said.

Mr Wright added that as a
precautionary measure, the
Hilton will be closing the pool
and beach areas in the event of
inclement weather.

Stephen Hector, the regional
international public relations ~
manager for. Sandals and
Beaches Resorts, told Tribune
Business that they have not as.
yet had any cancellations, and
will be adopting their hurricane
preparedness plan.

He said the plan focuses on

SEE page 5B



Why should life end
when.work does?

SEE page 5B

BAHAMA PALM SHORES, ABACO #4327
Newly constructed beachfront ane bed one bath island cottage located
on 8 Mile Beach offers stunning ocean views from every room. Set 25
feet above sea level on a 150 foot x 100 foot lot. $350,000. ExcLusive.
Bill Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

Damianos |

Member of
S$IRbahamas.com | t 242.322.2305 | f 242.322.2033 | The Bahamas MLS



Mr-Neymour said this will

SEE page 4B

Sothebys

INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Open a Royal Fidelity Individual
Retirement Account (IRA) and get:

* Superior investment returns
« Experienced retirement specialists
4: a + Your own customized retirement plan

gril

OA
ys

Royal Fidelity Individual Retirement Accounts

os CLs arte

info@royalfidelity.com

ROYAL @ FIDELITY





PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE





All is far from well with
pension fund regulation

THE most recent study con-
ducted by the Central Bank sug-
pests that private pension funds
in The Bahamas are fast
fpproaching the $1 billion mark
in terms of assets. Looking at
this another way, the size of
these private pension funds rep-
resent almost 20 per cent of
pross domestic product (GDP).
When you add the value of the
National Insurance Fund, which
is slightly over’$1 billion in
assets, these two sources of
long-term pension savings now
soar to close to 40 per cent of
GDP.

_ Last week, both major daily
newspapers carried stories
about a public company that
was experiencing operating dif-
ficulties, and ultimately entered
into a transaction with its
employee pension fund.
According to The Tribune:
“Apart from zero cash in hand
on the balance sheet as at June
27, 2007, a decline of $9.234 mil-
lion from the previous year-end,
the audited financial statements
from KPMG showed that
Bahamas Supermarkets expe-
rienced continued cash
flow/operating capital issues
right up to the 2008 financial

year-end.”

The story went on to reveal |

that “Bahamas Supermarkets
entered into two agreements
with its employees’ non-con-
tributory pension plan that saw
the company sell leasehold
improvements and equipment
at one of its stores to the pen-
sion fund for $3 million”.

While the cited transaction is
not illegal under existing
Bahamian laws, I am not famil-
iar with any country with pen-
sion legislation where such a
transaction would be permissi-
ble. As a practitioner in the
field, I was most horrified and
livid about the implications of
this transaction.

Potential for concern

To make matters worse, one
subsequent press story suggest-
ed that a senior officer of the
company in question allegedly
justified the activity simply on
the basis that the return on the
funds involved increased from 3
per cent to 9 per cent per
annum. What about the incre-

"mental risk involved? What

about the principle of segrega-
tion of assets? What about the



potential perception of self-
dealing? What about the prin-
ciple of diversification? What
about the principle of liquidi-
ty? ;
This episode begs further
questions: Is there a trustee for
the pension fund involved? If
so, who is it, and where were
they when this transaction
occurred? Did the trustee
approve this transaction? If I
were a member of the plan, I
certainly would be writing to
the trustee about this transac-
tion. Who is the administrator?

Call to action
What is most incredible is

that, while industry participants
have called on successive gov-

. ernments to implement pension

legislation or, at a minimum,
provide some regulatory over-
sight, nothing seems to have
been done. We have a great

social timebomb in the making,
growing daily while our policy-
makers seem to lack the resolve

to address it. Do we just ignore .

the situation and face the con-
sequences later, on somebody
else’s political watch, or do we
plan for the inevitable? This
case alone is adequate reason
why we must have a regulator
for the pension fund industry
and pension legislation.

The UK passed updated pen-
sion legislation in 2004. The
Pensions Act 2004 gives the
Pensions Regulator a set of spe-
cific objectives:

* To protect the benefits of
members of work-based pen-
sion schemes.

* To promote good adminis-

tration of work-based pension.

schemes.

* To reduce the risk of situa-
tions arising that may lead to
claims for compensation from
the Pension Protection Fund.

Further, according to the
Pensions Regulator’s website:
“In order to meet these objec-
tives, we concentrate our
resources on schemes where we
identify the greatest risk to the

security of members' benefits.
“We will also promote high
standards of scheme adminis-
tration, and work to ensure that
those involved in running pen-
sion schemes have the neces-
sary skills and knowledge.”

Standards of conduct

The UK Pensions Regulator
issues codes of practice, which
give practical guidelines on how
to comply with the legal

requirements of the Act.

The codes set out. the stan-
dards of conduct and practice
expected of those involved in
running and providing pension
schemes. Those standards
reflect how a well-run pension

scheme would choose to meet .

the relevant requirements.
Conclusion

The intention of pension leg-

' islation is not only to regulate

pension funds but also to
encourage employers/employ-
ees to work together to provide
a social safety net for the long-
term benefit of workers, while
relieving central government of
this sole burden. °~~"7~"

However, without the proper
regulatory regime in place, we
risk jeopardising the long-term
savings of many of our hard-
working Bahamians.

Who is the watchman, and
who is watching the watchman?
The interest of the plan mem-
bers and their beneficiaries
should not be subservient to a
company’s need for operating
cash flow or the self-interest of
any other party.

NB: Larry R. Gibson, a Char-
tered Financial Analyst, is vice-
president - pensions, Colonial
Pensions Services (Bahamas), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of
Colonial Group International,
which owns Atlantic Medical
Insurance and is a major share-
holder of Security & General
Insurance Company in the
Bahamas.

_ The views expressed are
those of the author and do not

“necessarily represent those of
Colonial Group International
or any of its subsidiary and/or
affiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com- ,
ments to rlgibson@atlantic-
house.com.bs

Triathlon McCombo:
with 21 oz. drink

& wedge potatoes

_ ralliianans TF oe f

FORGIVE & FORGET ©

LIAL CCE ELH EE OE UR EE

~ MORTGAGE CAMPA IGN

fairl Gal: iG

WIN CASH PRIZES

of $1,500, $2,500
ao $10,000

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR GOALS ARE, WE CAN HELP YOU:

‘BUY A HOUSE

‘FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HOME

“REFINANCE A MORTGAGE FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION

“RENOVATE YOUR CURRENT HOME

Interest Rate i

bRty:

‘ZERO CASH DOWN IF YOU OWN YOUR PROPERTY

AND WITH OUR MORTGAGE CAMPAIGN YOU'LL BENEFIT FROM:
“LOW INTEREST RATE

‘A VARIETY OF FINANCING SOLUTIONS THAT COULD HELP YOU BUY NOW

‘REPAYMENT OPTIONS TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR-BUDGET AND BE MORTGAGE
FREE SOONER

-LOWER COST BORROWING FOR OTHER NEEDS

‘VISA, MASTERCARD OR A SCOTIALINE LINE OF CREDIT (CONDITIONS APPLY)

ae

WR RS mm NG





THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 3B



DMRRRDSRENEST MNT an AF RIS ee
Does Arawak Cay port ‘contain’ right choices?

I WAS putting away some
conch salad at Goldie's next to
Arawak Cay, listening to Zeke
and Amos, a couple of savvy
truck-drivers on a lunch break.

Zeke: Wanna bet when we

see all the containers movin'
here, 'stead of downtown?

Amos: Maybe my lifetime,
maybe not.

Zeke: But didn't Hubert say
right over on Arawak was set
for the new Container Port?

Amos: Sure, he say it! But
ain't no one can teil you exact-
ly what that means. Ain't got
no details at all.. Where they
gonna dock the ships, all those
boats Tropical brings in? Along
the north wall? An' where they
gonna stack up the containers?
Plenty from Crowley take all
the space already. Maybe Gub-
mint soon tear down those
Godforsaken old warehouses
‘long the eastern edge. Shoulda
done it long ago, 'stead of leav-
ing them like a garbage dump
for every cruise passenger to
spot when he comes into har-
bour.

Zeke: An' when you an' me
pull out with our rigs, hauling
them 40-footers, where do we
go? Back into fightin' every
comer downtown? Straight
south to upset all them good
folks in Chippingham? Out
west past errybody swimmin'
on Cable Beach? Man, we'll see
traffic jams leavin' the Cay like
you ain't never seen before!

Amos: Well, I hear they
maybe planning something just
to west - take the fill from har-
bour dredging, dump it in shal-
low water in front of Saunders
Beach - bingo! New island all
set to take container ships.
‘Course, they got to build a
bridge and new roads for that,
brand new routes goin' every
which way.

Zeke: Yeah, an' how long
that take?

Amos: They dont tell me
yet.

Zeke: An' ain't all them envi-
ronment busy-bodies got some-
thing to say? Hold it up for a
couple of years to worry about
the turtles and land-crabs?

? Amos: YOu So'tight, Zeke.

Zeke: -We-useta-hear the

whole thing was set for out





west, between the brewery and
BEC, with good road comin' in

under the power-line. What

happened with that?

Amos: Got shot down by the
new government. So they dump
the whole thing on that nice fel-
la Earl Deveaux to sort out the
mess. He in charge of Down-
town, too, so he got to promise
errybody all the shipping leave
Bay Street like tomorrow.

Zeke: Say, don't I remember
Brent sayin' he has a quick
solution - all the trucks would
be off Bay Street by, when was
it, last December? Or maybe
this June? We'd all be drivin' at
night, he said. You been doin'
any of that?

Amos: Man, you kiddin'?
Who's gonoa unload my con-
tainer at midnight?

Another fellow joined Amos
and Zeke; talked and dressed
like an engineer, hardhat and
all. They greeted him as Harley.

Amos: Now, Harley, you
always get inside scoop. What's
up? ute

Harley: Here's a little history
to chew on. Just as the FNM
took over in May last year, the
Dutch consulting firm Ecorys
was writing the feasibility study
for a modern container port
located, like you said, right by
the power plant. Ecorys had
been selected by a joint task
force of Government officials
(then PLP appointees, of
course) and the private sector
shipping companies led by
Tropical, and studied every
angle of our economy.

But within weeks of the elec-
tion - after maybe.a quick look
at Ecorys - Brent was saying,
publicly and privately, "You
can forget about the South-
western Port. It costs too much
and takes too long. We'll do it
quicker.”

Zeke: Yeah, I heard them
official reasons. Of course, the
real reason was, it was born in
the PLP cradle, not the FNM.

Harley: OK, you said it. Lat-
er, at a face-off right here in
Nassau, Brent told the boss of

Ecorys: "You guys are doing a

great job. But, like you were

~ instructed, you're’ only ‘study- ’
“ing the southwest site. My Gov-*

ernment needs to be satisfied

Present



by Richard
Coulson

there's no better place on the
island. Nobody has studied the
alternatives".

Amos: True?

Harley: That was a flat mis-
statement. In 2005, a Florida

marine consulting firm made a

study of seven different sites -
studied all the factors, environ-
ment, traffic, nearby residents -
and gave the power plant top
points, 41 against 32 for
Arawak Cay. That wasn't good
enough for Brent and the new
gang. Said the study wasn't
done right. I dunno, looked OK
to me, but I’m just an engineer,
not a politician.

Zeke: So where we is now?

Harley: Well, you can't
expect Government to rush
into these things! It took until
about New Year's for Hubert
to nix the Ecorys plan straight
up and start promoting Arawak
Cay for the new port. Then it
took: him another six months
to decide. who was going to
build it. That big European
shipping company, MSC, tried
to muscle in and said they'd do
the whole thing - construct,
manage, pay. They already just
about run the Freeport Con-
tainer Port, so why not Nassau,
too? That didn't look so good
to the guys already doing the
business here - Tropical,
Seaboard and the gang - so they
raised a big stink about a for-
eign-owned monopoly domi-
nating Nassau shipping. I guess
there was lots of back and forth,
and seems like Hubert finally
told the local guys to go ahead.

Owners of the port have to
be the present operators and
other Bahamians, and nobody
can hold more than 15 per cent.
Jimmy Mosko was named
chairman of the port company
and told to get going.

Amos: So things are movin'
now?

Harley: Not so fast, my

friend! Here we are, “early Sep-

tember, and*Jimmy still has to -

find a constIting company to

ota,



Friday, September 19th, 2008 8 p.m.

Rainforest Theatre

Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino

BLACK TIE AFFAIR

General Admission $100.00
VIP $125.00 (Champagne included)

SPECIAL STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCE
Friday, September 19th, 2008 - 1. p.m.

$10.00. (with Student I.D. )

Saturday, September 20th, 2008 8 p. m.

General Admission $50. 00
V.LP. $75.00 (Champagne included)

TICKET BOX OFFICES

Rainforest Theatre - 327-6200

Original Patties (T. Darlin
Juke Box- Mall At

Williams Hwy) 341 1874
arathon (393-4891)

Doongalik Studios - Marina Village, Atantis (363-1313)
UWI School of Clinical Medicine & Research (PMH)
Marsha Bain/Pearl Hollingsworth (356-5289 or 325-2320)
Cliffie’s Barber Shop - (323-6253)

Floral Arts - Collins Ave & 5th Terrace (325-3581)

Sponsored by:

Kres esT ee



ara

BNO



SUNSHINE INSURANCE

ARSH



il



(’ Bank of The Bahamas’

LeMay B.D

jon}







do a complete engineering and
financing plan. I hear it's down
to a shortlist of two, but who-
ever is picked will take couple
of months to complete. And the
environment study ain't even
started! The turtles and the
land-crabs still got a while to
live.

Zeke: So they might start
pourin' concrete by end of the
year?

Harley: That's what they say,
hope, hope. And maybe two
years to finish the job, and build
all the new roads to make it
work.

Amos: At least a solution.

Harley: Sure, but you oughta
know everybody I talk to out-
side Government (and even a
few inside) - engineers, town
planners, environmentalists,
businessmen, even the shipping
companies - think Arawak
could be used for better things,
and making it the main port is a
crazy decision. They grit their
teeth and bear it, because no
use fighting Government, but
they'll tell you that out by the
power plant is still the best
place. And look, if Hubert had
put his OK on the Ecorys plan
when he first took over, the
thing could be about third-and
a-half finished by now.

Zeke: But a lot more bucks.

-Harley: Maybe yes, maybe
no. Ecorys put it at about $330
million, and the Arawak budget
could be less, we still don't
know exactly. Either way, it's

all on the private sector, not on_.

the Treasury. And reckon this:
the Albany Resort has already
built, at its own expense, a slick
new road out west that could
have been part of the straight
power-line highway to the
inland terminal that's part of
every plan. More than that, I
bet both Albany and South
Ocean could have been
squeezed for fat contributions.
Since both developers were
fighting for crucial planning,
dredging and construction per-
mits, Government could have
said: “OK, but you've got to

share the cost of building the .

commercial port that's near
you." That's the typical hard
bargaining that happens around

any big development. Joe Lewis ~~

wasn't going to walk away from

soeocoesnooonoseaasrconinesnn

Albany over a few million more
bucks. But I guess Hubert did-
n't try to play that card.
Amos: Man, I always figure
the FNM is better than the PLP
at toughin' it out on business

deals.
But, eh bulla, sometimes you
gotta wonder.

NB: All names in this article
are fictional

(\

FERREIRA & COMPANY
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Ferreira & Company, a growing and dynamic legal

and consulting fi
Assistant.

following requirements:

unm, is seekin
The successful applicant must possess the

a Secretary/Personal

* Associates Degree or 2-3 years relevant work

experience;

* Ability to meet pressing deadlines and work

under pressure;

* Superior customer service skills;
* Excellent organizational and time management

skills;

° Thorough knowledge and command of
MicrosoftWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Access,

Interested persons should submit letter of interest and
Resume on or before September 5", 2008 electronically only

to: chris.ferreiraandco@coralwave.com re

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NEW BROADWAY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of NEW BRAODWAY LIMITED

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has |

been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

~ Society of Trust & Estate

S T E Piracut onees (Bahamas)



The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

STEP

in partnership with

Global Asset Management

GAM

Invite applications for a scholarship towards the completion of the
STEP Foundation Level Course

? Applicants should meet the following criteria-

v Bahamian citizen

v Currently employed within the Trust industry or wish to become

employed within the Trust industry

Application forms should be obtained from STEP Bahamas at its administrative office
below, and submitted together with the following :

Proof of Bahamian Citizenship (certified copy passport)
Current resume detailing employment history and career

aspirations

Details of any other funding sources’

Completed applications should be submitted/delivered to -

STEP Bahamas

Goodmans Bay Corporate Centre, First Floor

P. O. Box N-1764
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 323-6612

Deadline for applications is SEPTEMBER 10" 2008





PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008



THE TRIBUNE



Excellent Career Opportunity

Theft costs | Government

chergy

Vice President of Construction ‘Sup ec ‘aS h : nl

A major family island resort development is seeking a key

individual to join their team. The ideal candidate will be a ; FROM pave 1B
Senior Construction Executive and is accountable for pag
overseeing the construction, design, engineering, utilities and 9

contractual aspects of the development. This position is also

responsible for the work flow, overseeing multiple contractors

enable the Government to
see exactly where it spends
its energy dollars, and deter-

audit will not be limited to

©
) ) mine where consumption
fa : ‘ can be reduced to cut costs. ,
troubleshooting problems, budgeting, quality control and U in MeNcyncticad hie
managing all personnel issues, it wi imi

Qualifications:

> 10-20 years total background showing career progression,
"> Experience working in international markets a plus

FROM page 1B Mr D’ Aguilar said the storms -
> Ideal candidate will be from a large resort developer pag atthe Gavel avon acued
“>Requires B.S, in an engineering discipline or to the arrival of the storm. by the US State Department,

i i But it’s inevitably going to warning persons about the risk
>Go0d working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as affect business in the sense that involved in travelling to the
well as CAD is required. : people are going to hunker Bahamas - was likely to impact

down and batten up. The ques- _ the sector in the short-term.
seit ice eas bios tion is whether people are going “People are going to defer
The position is based on a family island with frequent travel to sg dofentheirsnendinatoalat. trom coming here,” Mr
Nassau and United States, so the candidate must be willing to erdate.” D’Aguilar said. “But Septem-

From a tourism perspective, ber is a slow month anyway,
relocate. We offer an excellent compensation package: with Pee 7

benefits and relocation assistance.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to prior
yn September 12, 2008.

‘Legal Notice

Notice



' CARDIFF NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
(dn Voluntary Liquidation).
: Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-

IN THE ESTATE OF BLODWEN pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
A. ZEIGLER late of 73 Oak Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
Ridge. Avenue in the..City. of
Summit in the County of Union
in the State of New Jersey one of
the States of the United States
of America, deceased.

3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 10th
day of September, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the Ist day of September 2008
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against
the above Estate are required to send
the. same duly certified in writing to the
Undersigned on or before the 30% day of
September, 2008, after which date the Dee Oe

Executor will proceed to distribute the :
assets having regard only to the claims of Notice
which he shall then have had notice.
AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned. . Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
‘HIGGS & JOHNSON Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-
Attorneys for the Executor 3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 10th

Chambers day of September, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
P. O. Box N-3247

Ocean Centre

Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street Dated the 1st day of September 2008

Nassau, Bahamas.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR

CALEDONIA NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK .-
LIQUIDATOR




EG CAPITAL

BROKERAGE & A
















. Abaco Markets. .
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund i 11.80
9.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50
0.99 0.85 Benchmark . 0.89
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49
2.70 1.62 Fidelity Bank 2.37
14.11 10.80 Cable Bahamas 14.11
3.15 2.85 Colina Holdings 2.88 .
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.77
6.88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.60
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital : ‘2.75
8.10 6.02 Famguard . 8.06
13.01 12.00 Finco 12.50
14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank ' 11.55
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.49
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities 5.57 0.00 0.407 0.300 13.7 5.39%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.00 0.00 1.023 0.620 11.7
Premier Real Estate - * 0.00 sage 0.180 9.000 55.6


















-0.50 1,600 0.650 0.570 18.5 4.75%
0.00 0.550 0.450 21.0 3.90%




0.00 0.385 Q.140 14.3 2.55%
0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
,0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%


























Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $



ie ree es nasa a
14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets

8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%)
0.20



‘Last Price
14.60

41.00
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.55 0.40 RND ong Ste











OO Lada scasceneteeneae eeu aoe N/M...


















52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name. YTD % Last 12 Months Div$S Yield%
1.3320 1.2652 Colina Bond Fund we 5.2

3.0008 2.8869 Colina MSI Preferred Fund

1.4098 1.3540 Coiina Money Market Fund

3.7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.3289 11.7116, Fidelity Prime Income Fund ,
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund

100.9600 99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund

1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
10.5000 9.4733 Fidelity International Investment Fund
1.0147 1,0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
1.0119 1.00CO0 FG Financial Growth Fund

1.0119 1.0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund
















‘1,000.00... “YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price






|, BISX ALL SHARE IN

52wk-Hi - Highest cl 2 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

52wk-Low - n last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
eighted price for daily volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price s7** 34 April 2008
ahted prige for daily volume Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week se7** 22 August 2008



day EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
18 N/M - Not Meaningful
yarnings FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

secees 31 July 2008

1O TRADE CALL: OFAL 242.602-7016 1" FIAT BAB Wb rr 64 | PS GAPIFAL MARKETS 242.496.4000 | COLONIAL 242-802-7828 0 HOR

dant ccectetaattiasidatllaacsgds MORE IDATA & INFORMATION CALL BISX 242.994.2503

f |








energy related to electrical
usage, but will also exam-,
ine the Government’s water

; usage.
: , . “The vast majority of our
> Broad background running a Construction Operations team | ugust water is processed through

reverse osmosis, and that
requires significant quanti-
ties of energy. That needs to
be reduced as well,” said.

The Government wants to
introduce a National Energy
Policy aimed at exploring
and encouraging the use of
alternative sources of energy
for customers of the
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-

‘. ration (BEC), the largest
slow speed power generator
in the Caribbean.

It is hoped that this will
have some impact in reduc-
ing the skyrocketing electri-
cal bills plaguing business
and homeowners.

and this will just make it slower.
At least it was not a month ear-
lier, when people were going
on vacation. After Labour Day,
it’s very slow, so it’s the. best
time for it to come if it’s going
to come.”

The Chamber president sug-
gested that the Government
needed to implement a “cut-off
point” where, if an approach-
ing storm had sustained winds
of 70 miles per hour or more, its
own Offices and those of the pri-
vate sector should all close
down.

- Legal Notice

Notice

CULEMBOURG NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the ‘10th
day of September, 2008. In default thereof they wilf be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the Ist day of September 2008

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice
Notice

COURAGE NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 10th
day of September, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 1st day of September 2008

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF DELORES ANN
JONES a.k.a. LAURA ANN JONES a.k.a.
DELORES ANN DARVILLE late of Fairfax
Road, Ridgeland Park in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required
to send the same duly certified in writing to the
Undersigned on or before the 30% day of September,
2008, after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned:

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Attorneys for the Executor
Chambers

P. O. Box N-3247

Ocean Centre

Montagu Foreshore

East Bay Street

Nassau, Bahamas.





THE TRIBUNE

BUSINESS



BISX lists first debt security

FROM page 1B

the market in terms of
receiving, listing and trading
securities across the board.
As a result of different types
of listings, we are giving peo-
ple choice.

“Our market is becoming
well-rounded. It’s continuing
to expand, continuing to
grow in an orderly fashion.
It’s like clock work now, and
beginning to move in the
right direction.”

Mr Davies said the search .

for alternative funding mech-
anisms, outside of initial pub-

lic offerings (IPOs) and equi-
ty issues, was a growth area
for capital markets through-
out the world.

He explained that compa-
nies with strong income
streams and asset bases were
increasingly inviting investors
to purchase debt securities,
as they could provide evi-
dence buyers would receive
all their interest and full prin-
cipal repayment.

“T believe this is an area
of growth in the country for
those companies that. have
the intent and financial
strength to release these
types of security,” Mr Davies

said, “so we will see more in
the future. It’s [the Fidelity
listing] another positive step
in the right direction for our
market.

“This will, I guess, speed
the development of a credit
rating agency for the
Bahamas. It’s important the
investing public can have a
means by which to evaluate
the strength of a company
and the strength of the debt
it issues. Credit rating agen-

_cies benchmark the debt

issued against the Govern-
ment’s Own securities and

‘other debt issuers in the mar-

ket.”

Mr Davies said he hoped
the successful listing and
trading of Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) $25 million debt
securities, and notes issued
by other private sector enti-
ties, would encourage the
Government to list its own
registered stock and Trea-
sury Bili issues on the
exchange.

“This will demonstrate
that BISX is more than capa-
ble of managing and sustain-
ing government debt securi-
ties trading,” he added.

“We will demonstrate our
ability to manage this aspect
of the market, and over time

market yield curve, where
companies would be able to
“benchmark” their debt
against other issuers.
Anwer Sunderji, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) chief exec-
utive, said the $25 million
notes were part of a wider
$50 million bond issue that

the bank’s Board had ~

approved in 2007.

To date, only half had
been issued as Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) had sought to
raise capital to fund growth
in its mortgage and loan
book. The $25 million worth
of notes issued to date had
been released in two tranch-



Wyndham
suffers
250 room

cancels
FROM page 1B

guest and employee safety, as well as
ensuring that staff have sufficient time to
secure their own families and propertics.
They will also be securing the hotel and
issuing frequent newsletters to guests
and employees, updating them on weath-
er conditions.

Ed Fields, the senior vice-president of
public affairs for Kerzner International,
said: “We did not have any tancellations
until today. A couple of small groups.”

Tropical Storm Hanna became Hurri

es, $15, million and $10 mil-
lion. |

Mr Sunderji said the list-
ing would increase liquidity
and allow investors holding

we expect and hope

_ to be involved in the
trading of govern-
ment as well.”

That, Mr Davies
said, would ultimate-
ly lead to the devel-
opment of a debt

cane Hanna yesterday afternoon, and hur-
ricane warnings were issued for the central
and southeastern Bahamas on Monday. as
well as the Turks and Cacios.

pe The Bahamas may face a double blow
the $25 million worth of as the recently upgraded Tropical Storm

notes to sell or buy the secu- Ike is also on a direct course to the coun-
rities via BISX. try.



INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
COMMERCIAL BUILDING |
SITUATED ON DOUBLE LOTS TOTALING 23,753 SQ. FT. |



LOCATED BERNARD ROAD
Approximately 500 feet east of the Village Road Round About

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to: |
The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518 |
Nassau, Bahamas . |

to reach us before September 29, 2008. |

For further information, please contact: |

356-1608 or 502-0929



A vibrant entity invites application from suitable qualified individuals for the
position of AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

The successful candidate would be an individual with strong marketing skills
and a good working knowledge of agriculture management techniques and a
. strong commitment to promoting the advancement of this sector.

0} HP 530 Notebook Computer

Intek® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5200.
2 GB 667 MHz ODR2 SDRAM

160 GB 5400 mpm SATA HDD

DVD+/-RW SuperMulti with Double Layer
Genuine Windows Vista® Business,
Microsoft Office Basic 2007

HP Backpack Notebook Case

Purchase $50 worth
of School Supplies
and you could a

“WIN an
HP 530
Notebook

Computer
w/backpack case

is 24” Bike or one of
Custom Otte 2 Gift Baskets

Black Reflector
Backpac

$i $12.85

199 Encore 2pk Scissors...
#3600-20182
> ude, ‘S SS Encore One Hole Punch............

Li

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the analysis and evaluation of the integrated
agricultural marketing system.
Development of an agricultural information system and
capacity building.

Provision of support of agricultural: marketing projects
and programmes including formulation, — start-up,
implementation monitoring and evaluation in collaboration
with the marketing team.
Provide ongoing monitoring of the marketing programme
to anticipate and troubleshoot problems and_ issues,
track milestones and concrete progress on activities and
recommend appropriate action.
Provide quality assurance and review of the programme. ©
Provide feedback and guidance to senior management with
respect to the programme development. ~- 3

- Provide support in marketing development workshops and
events.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Sale ends Sept 3rd, 2008 .

Mead Color Book 100 sheets Tl aes) alee

Eaciel00h Ohba Re)

Oxford Geometry Set.....

#3600-10010

now S$ 5, TS

RY Je [NY 1) ee PORTH Re 7 $ P iT S

#3600-74824

Encore rales pen w/Fluid......... Pt) amen) es

# 3600-97065

Fiaeloltlt hyde yaa)
edhe Mini Calculator............ irene aT Ss I. re

3600-18077

Webster’s Dictionary............0.000 rrr (+). an} eae

#3160-45502

lela eal Musical Backpack........... Rl) a) ry h ye

3600-69001

3600-96010
Encore

aL Paper 96 sheefts.......... RT Le
#3600-53336

PTA 2 J
now $1.16

fees Lettering Stencil...
#3600-96542
3pk Transparent Tape.

CROs PLAT

Mead Spiral Notebook 120 sheets......now $ 1 92

43600-05746
Cole RY Tio [ody See) ae RL eee) ie 2
#3600-05680
Mead Spiral Notebook 100 sheets

#3600-05514

Encore Stapler.....

#3600-89321

Pens

$1.75

BA Degree- Marketing

Minimum 7 years experience ;

Working knowledge of agricultural products

Working knowledge of the procedures for determining local
market conditions ©

Strong written and verbal communications skills

Excellent computer skills

RT ae) 208.

3360-65600 RON 1+) ASE AY

Saas Bo
#283) Scientific BR
Encore Plastic Pencil Case............000000.N0W $19

C il | #3600-87107
a CU ator Encore 24pk Crayon.........:..

#3600.96474

12” Neon Plastic Ruler.....

E Aciol te by1t.0]0}

Pree

Interested persons should submit a resume, police certificate,
testimonials, photograph and covering letter outlining
background and achievements to:

c/o DA 04733
P.O. Box N3207
Nassau, Bahamas

mel 4
Ty Ok C1 eee ree Reet 11°12
#6146-37500 ;

3600-15103 ara Rahs Pocket/Clasp Folders...........n0W

Mead 150ct Miia

* Except on red tagged and net TE

LG House,

A |
Tel: (242) 393-4002

Mall at Marathon
Fax: (242) 393-4096

Lea

The closing date for applications is September 22, 2008 reg $2.99

Monday-Friday 9:00am8; ee
Ayer tT ys long 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday closed

www. kellysbahamas.com





PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE






INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

In The Rapidly Expanding Carmichael Road Area
Lot #5 Block 2, Millars Heights Subdivision

Property Comprises 18,292.55 Sq.Ft.
With 106 Ft. on High Traffic Carmichael Road

Interested person should submit offers in writing

addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before Septmeber 29, 2008.

. For further information, Please contact:

356-1608 or 502-0929

American Academy of
Project Management

4
Get certified and join this ever growing elite group of
Certified International Project Managers
CIPM™, PMP®, and CPM Ce son courses through
_Lignum Institute of Technology (LIT) The ONLY
Registered Education Provider (REP) authorized by PMI®,
and the authorized Training Centre for
The American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)â„¢
and the International Project Management Association (IPMA)â„¢



Course starts:
September 9, 2008 - Tues & Thurs evenings 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Note: Saturday classes are also available.

EARN EXTRA PDUs AND CEUs TO SUSTAIN YOUR CERTIFICATION MEMBERSHIP
HERE ARE A FEW COURSES OFFERED AT LIGNUM:

Internationally Accredited
Internationally Certified
instructor, with over
$800,000,000 in hands on
project experience
Authorized Syllabus
Certification Guarantee

RISK MANAGEMENT

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT
QUALITY MANAGEMENT

SCOPE MANAGEMENT
IMPLEMENTING A PMO IN YOUR

ORGANIZATION eo
Financing Available

MOCK EXAM PRIOR TO YOUR CERTIFICATION EXAM. WE OFFER ONE OF THE BEST
MOCK EXAMS THROUGH ONLINE FACILITY CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VIST
OUR WEBSITE: www.lignumtech.com/LIT

CALL: Ms. Candice Albury,
Training Coordinator/Administrator
Lignum Technologies (Bahamas) Ltd.

Phone: (242) 393-2164





Kenneth Lightbourne/PS News/Features -

~ Realtors
progress

training

campaign

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

‘The “Securities Commission’ of The’ Bahamas '(the’‘Commissién), >
‘a statutory agency: responsible. for the. oversight, supervision. and:
‘tegulation of the investment funds, securities and capital.markets in or

from The Bahamas, as well as the supervision of Financial and Corporate
Service Providers, invites applications from qualified Bahamians for the
following position:

Field Examiner

Responsibilities:

¢ Conducting on-site inspections of entities licensed or registered by
the Commission

¢ Assisting in the enforcement process addressing deficiencies
identified in the inspection

Qualifications and Experience:

* Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

¢ ] - 2 years experience in auditing or public accounting
¢ Knowledge of the securities industry a plus

Competencies:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Proficient in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications,
particularly Word and Excel) ;

A competitive salary and benefits are being offered. Interested persons
should submit applications in writing marked
“Private and Confidential” to:

MANAGER — CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. O. BOX N-8347
’ NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs
Applications should be received no later than September 5, 2008



dae Boa ey

.. 9.e;Pictured above ‘are’ mem-
., bers. of the BREA education

THE Bahamas Real Estate
Association (BREA) continued
its 2008 programme of educa-
tional courses for members,
when the BRI (Bahamas Real-
tors Institute Designation)
course was held recently with
visiting lecturer Frank Serio. —

Cae awa Be

committee with instructor
Frank Serio. From L to R are:

_ Theodore Sealy, member of the

education committee and board

' director; Lana Munnings-

Basalyga, chairperson of the
education committee and vice-
president Bahamas Real Estate
Association; William Wong,
president, Bahamas Real Estate
Association; Frank Serio,
instructor from the Council of
Residential Specialists (CRS
)USA; Sally Hutchenson, mem-
ber of the Education Commit-
tee.

INSIGHT

For the stories
behind the news,
mm c-Y-(0 We 7e] 18
on Mondays

. Aglobal leader in audit, tax and advisory services

We are currently seeking qualified persons to join our Audit practice as:

Senior/Supervising Senior

Successful candidates for the Senior/Supervising Senior position must have at least three to four years
professional public accounting experience. Applicants must hold a CPA, CA, or other: professional designation
recognized by the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants,

Essential attributes include: ; 5

* auditing experience in the financial services (banking, investment funds and insurance) and hospitality

industries

excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well with clients

the ability to work independently and under pressure to meet strict deadlines

excellent oral and written communication skills
proficiency in a variety of software applications (Microsoft suite)

We offer a team-based environment with wonderful opportunities, in our Nassau office, to broaden your
professional experience in a varied practice that offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Assurance is given that every applicant will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of their professional certification by Friday,
September 12, 2008 to: KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box N123, Nassau, Bahamas or

jalightbourne@kpmg.com.bs. Telephone: (242) 393 2007

AUDIT «® TAX # ADVISORY

® 2008, KPMG, a Bahamas partnership, and a member firm of the KPMG netwark of indapandent mamber firms affiliated with KPMG International, a

Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved,





THE TRIBUNE

GN-737



SUPREME
COURT

Palm Beach County in the State of Florida,

: America, deceased. ©

: Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

| of

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00520

Whereas COTEISHA HANNA, of #58 Trotter
Avenue in the Island of Grand Bahama, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of NEUTISHALA FLOWERS, late of #58

Trotter Avenue on the Island of Grind Bahama, :

one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of : : |
i 2008/PRO/npr/00527

The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration :
: Grove, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England,
i United Kingdom, deceased.

of 21 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |

: NOTICE is hereby given that after the |
i expiration of fourteen days from the date :
: hereof, application will be made to the Supreme :
: Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division :
by HARRY BRACTON SANDS of Skyline :

THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION |
28TH AUGUST, 2008 |

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00522

Whereas RICARDO WILFRED TREVOR |

HOLMES, of Minnis Subdivision in the Island :
New: Providence; ‘one of the Islands of the. }
‘Conimonwealth | of The Bahamas, has made :
application to the Supreme Court of The i
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
Real and Personal Estate of WILFRED |:
THOMAS HOLMES, late of Minnis :
Subdivision, New Providence, one of the ;
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, :

deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration 7

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

CANDICE B.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :

THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE :

DIVISION :

28TH AUGUST, 2008 :

: Attorney for MADLYN SIMMS, the Lawful

: Widow has made application to the Supreme

ne : : Court of The Bahamas,
IN THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL GEORGE :

CORBETT ASHBY, late of Wickens, Birch :

: of Old Bight, Cat Island, one the Islands of

: the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Drive in the Western District of the Island of :
New Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Attorney- :
-i At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The :
: Bahamas for obtaining the resealed Grant of :
: Probate in the above estate granted to JULIAN :
CHARLES ASHBY and NICHOLAS :
PATRICK HANCOCK the Executors of the :
Estate, by the High Court of Justice, the District :
Probate Registry at Brighton, on the 19th day :

of August, 2008.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

| 2008/PRO/npr/00529

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
- THE SUPREME COURT |
PROBATE DIVISION |

28TH AUGUST, 2008 ;
i NOTICE is hereby given that after the :
: expiration of fourteen days from the date |
i hereof, application will be made to the Supreme :

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00523

Whereas LOUREY C. SMITH, of Mareva |
House, 4 George Street, New Providence, one }
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The ;
Bahamas, Attorney by Deed of Power of :
Attorney for Brenda K. Miller, the Executrix |
has made application to the Supreme Court of :
The Bahamas, for letters of administration ;
with the will annexed of the Real and Personal :
Estate of MAXINE A. SIMA Y, late of 6820 :
Chateau Chase Drive, Columbus in the State |

of Ohio, U.S.A., deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications |

will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

States of America, deceased.

Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division :
by MICHELLE ANTIONETTE HORTON :
Park and SIDNEY |.
ALEXANDER CAMBRIDGE JR. of No.9 :
Chancery Lane, both of the Eastern District :
of the Island of New Providence one of the :
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, :
Attorneys-At-Law, the Authorized Attorneys : -
in The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed :
Letters Of Administration (single personal :
i representative) in the above estate granted to :.
i DENNIS PASCALE the Personal :
Representative of the Estate, by the Circuit :
i Court for Broward County, Florida, on the 31 :
: of The Bahamas, has made application to the

of Monastery

i St day of ue 2007.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
THE SUPREME COURT |

PROBATE DIVISION |

28TH AUGUST, 2008 |

2008/PRO/npr/00525

_ No. 2008/PRO/npr/00530

IN THE ESTATE OF GILBERT LESTER |

BOWE a.k.a. GILBERT L. BOWE, late of

:

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

Whereas JACQUELYNE ROBERTS, of Sea |
New :

Breeze Estates, Eastern District,

| Providence,
i one of the States of the United States of :

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 7B

one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made

: application to the Supreme Court of The
: Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
i NOTICE is hereby given that after the :

! expiration of fourteen days from the date :
i hereof, application will be made to the Supreme :
i Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division :
i by WELLINGTON E. OLANDER of No. :
i 33 Gleniston Gardens in the Eastern District :
: of the Island of New Providence, one of the :
:. will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
: Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in :
: The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed Letters |
Administration (single personal :
: representative) in the above estate granted to :
ASHURST the Personal :
i Representative of the Estate, by the Circuit. :
Court for Palm Beach County, Florida, Probate :
Division, on the 27th day of May, 2008. :

Real and Personal Estate of ENOCH PEDRO
ROBERTS II, late of Sea Breeze Estates,
Eastern District, New

Providence, one the (latids of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

28TH AUGUST, 2008

_ No. 2008/PRO/npr/00531

Whereas STEPHEN ROLLE, of the
Settlement of Old Bight, Cat Island, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney by Deed of Power of

for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of GEORGE SIMMS, late of the Settlement

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 21 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

28TH AUGUST, 2008~-}-~'|
_ No. 2008/PRO/npr/00532

: Whereas LATANIA MACKEY, of North
: Andros,
: CROWTHER of Faith Avenue, Freeport,
: Grand Bahama, one of the. Islands of the
: Commonwealth of The Bahamas, have made .
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT :
PROBATE DIVISION |
28TH AUGUST, 2008 :
: the City of Nassau in the Island of New
: Providence,
: Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
: IN THE ESTATE OF DONALD PASCALE :
; a.k.a. DONALD P. PASCALE, late of :
‘Tamarac City in Broward County in the State :
of Florida, one of the States of the United |

The Bahamas, and LATASIA

application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of IRENE
JOHNSON, late of No. 56 Augusta Street in

one the Islands of the

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of.14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00533
Whereas HESTER WILLIAMS, of

Adderley's Addition in the Eastern District,
New Providence, one of the Commonwealth

_+ Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
: administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of MAKELL CARLET NEELY, late of
: Soldier Road, Eastern District,
: Providence,
: Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :

THE SUPREME COURT :
PROBATE DIVISION :
28TH AUGUST, 2008 :

New
one the Islands of the

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar





PAGE 8B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 , 2008 THE TRinuinwe







COMICPAGE



CALVIN & HOBBES





JUDGE PARKER

WHAT'S YOUR FEELING
ON THIS, SAM? WAS
ITAHIT?

IT WAS A LONG-

DISTANCE SHOT...
SOMEBODY KNEW
WHAT THEY WERE

aT Ly

a

gq

©1988 Universal Press Syndicate



>

fo

‘f [Als Ge
©@z00s by North America Syndicate, Inc. World nghts reserved. Ns

Ie, ON ee
SO Mas Pt A USS







Ne. ; ie
awa ie Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
O\ ae oO 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
8x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to
Sunday

APT 3-G














LATE AFTERNOON AT ALAN'S THANKS, HALEY, I/LL NEED DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH J
STULD/O 00. Bi Y OH, GOOD, \T. AEA GO SEE JONES.}2 | 10 SHARE WITHA
ZYAWN S.. ‘ Al.MOST las
TZ = = TMADE Gu OF DOPE . CNG





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









www. DENNISTHEMENACE.COM



BB Natttce oe
Gh vice
A i 5

GEEZ, | REALLY
CONKED OUT...
I WONDER WHAT
TIME IT IS




























©2008 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Difficulty Level *



Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
’ each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.



MARVIN

HOW DID YOUR
PLAY DATE GO WITH THE
NEW GIRL OLIVIA?







WELL, BEYOND
DIAPERS ANDA
LOVE OF MILK

.. WE REALLY DON'T
HAVE A LOT IN COMMON



























=[A]o

eee

wlaln

ol A|\{colo|oo!
ojo}col|—loo]afai|ro
Se

—_















©} 01) BR] O}/PO|N
CO/O|/MD|rM}n

a

ro} BlolN|o|—
o|a/4
Nilo}.
—|proloo
STO EN
©



(©2008 by North America Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.

www.kingfeatures.com

















©2008 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.





G|N]}M| 0); 0









CO} —|P] | N|O1] >| 00)







@|loolon|—|ro|co
SRC



HOW many words of
four letters or more can
you make from the
letters shown here? In
making a word, each
letter may be used once
only. Each must contain
the centre letter and
there must be at least
one nine-letter word,
No plurals, or verb.
forms ending in “s”, no
words with initial
capitals and no words

. With a hyphen or _
apostrophe permitted.
The first word of a
phrase is permitted
(e.g, inkjet in inkjet —

(©2008 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

“ver mE X FORGOT
Back AN YY SWORD,
HELGA...

‘ \
INDERS KEEPERSS
/ ooeRe Weer /7



3
g
g
2
&
3
=

printer).
; z
CRYPTIC PUZZLE TODAY'S TARGET
Good 18; very good 20;
Across oh . Down excellent 25 (or more).
1 Unqualified bird sound (5 , ; ‘
8 and 19 Down: They take a f ee? peace Solution Monday.
turn for the better (8,6)
9 A lighthouse 3 Nuts go well with cheese
casts it across the (8)
vessel (5) ; 4 Odd assortment of biblical

10 Dog Latin as
a composition (8)

» Chinatown, 20 Expiate, 21 Masseur,
23 Issue, 25 Owned, 26 Kite.



characters (3,3)

Diction, 21 Screech, 23 Offer, 25
Wager, 26 Less.



shown. The Belgian East-West dis-
rupted the bidding somewhat, but the
Americans (Bobby Goldman and



11 Cheers up with 5 Empty vault (5)
fringe benefits (5) 6 Take off — it’s also used Famous Hand

ae paced for landing (5)

ae i ‘ South dealer. Paul Soloway) reached the excellent

16 Sao ted fid ¢ 7 re nen evel Neither side vulnerable. six-club contract anyway.
ignly Gecorated td tor a NORTH East (Olivier Neve) made a Light-
new dish (6) 12 Spot of bother in the head @K54. — ner Double of six clubs, directing his
- 17 Found out the new rental : office (3) VÂ¥I53 partner not to lead the suit he had bid,
(6) QJ3 but to lead another suit instead. Neve

18 Reputedly wise light sleep- | 13 A well-cut length of cloth? . AK 106 was confident that his partner had
er (3) (3) WEST EAST enough heart length to work out the

23 A game that calls for 14. It’s pitiful when dad gets #1076 #AQJ9832 © strong possibility of a heart void in
silence (5) . Across Down ¥1097642 v— the East hand.

24 Mummy would the twitch (8) Lu ; #K 106 954 West (Philippe Coenraets) had no
soon go to pieces 15 Could be nine seas in aj 1 Chief (5) 2 Act of J $985 trouble finding the killing lead. After
were it not for ; tumult (2,1,5) N 8 Opponent of retaliation (8) SOUTH ruffing the heart, East returned a low
him! (8) ea = recourse to war (8) 3 By hand (8) — diamond. Declarer had no ae but

25 Tolerate resistance (5) ee & ACTOSs . VAKQ8 to play low to try to make the slam,

. i Ou 9 Overturn (5) 4 Central American A872 but West won with the king and led a
i 20 Rolled up for the opening / “ with 8 and le

26 Stumbling upon clue for : > 10 A fruit tree (4,4) country (6) 07432 second heart for East to ruff, giving
disconnect (8) : (5) o 41 Last (5) 5 Female fox (6) The bidding: the Belgians a 300-point pickup.

27 It propels a ship’s 21 Surprised a defender (5) < South West North ~ East At the second table, with a Bel-
complement 22 Aine meal (5) wi 12 An opening (3) 6 Essential (5) 1¢ Pass 2NT 34 gian pair now North-South, the bid-
heading south (5) 16 Tuberous flowering 7 Impression (5) 4& 44 5 & ey ae went:

; 6& Pass Pass Dble South West North East -
. ; : lant (6 12 A fossil fuel (3) . me Geen it of nae -

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution Yesterday’s Easy Solution —_,_ ae . seats Mae ite Opening lead — two of hearts. fer, He ee tenes

: ass ) ass
Across: 1 Threadbare, 6 Sash, 10 Across: 1 Loss of face, 6 Stab, 10 (6) diligently (3) The lead-directing double of a East (Bobby Wolff, playing with
Paced, 11 Chain mail, 12 Smartish, 13 Smart, 11 Rendition, 12 Sabotage, 18 For example (3) 14 Tumcoat (8) slam, also called a Lightner Double, Bob Hamman) elected not to double
Fates, 15 Reeling, 17 Pelican, 19 13 Tiger, 15 Omitted, 17 Smash-up, 23 Lanky (8 seco does not come up often, but when it since he did not know whether his
Artiste, 21 Mission, 22 Dying, 24 19 Bighead, 21 Satanic, 22 Pious, anky (5) isadvantage (8) does it can completely alter the out- side could score another trick even if
Pastoral, 27 Obstinate, 28 Naomi, 29 24 Careworn, 27 Infertile, 28 Gaffe, 24 Unlucky (8) 19 Reach journey's end come of a deal. Take this case froma he got a heart ruff. Whether he
Sten, 30 Merry dance 29 Eire, 30 On the rocks. 25. Shrivel with heat (5) (6) match between the United ae and ae have ee eh to the ten-

ns \ rr i Belgium at the 1984 World Team er mercies of the reader.

Down: 1 Type, 2 Recumbent, 3 Down: 1 List, 2 Seafaring, 3 Outdo, 26 Using great tact (3-5) 20 Fortunate (5) Olympiad. West naturally led a spade, and

Adder, 4 Backing, 5 Reach up, 7 4 Forward, 5 Confess, 7 Thing, 8 ; 2 : Se eater [ag ak \

; : ; cru 5 A $ . S. a die s
Apart, @ Holes in one, 9 Snafles, 14 Bankruptoy, 9 Distract, 14 Booby 27 hllee to couwrong | Oe NONIGOOUI Re ding: Wed a5. “B26 pomnie Che pla the 300 gained
Errand boys, 16 Insignia, 18 prize, 16 Treasure, 18 Honorific, 20 (5) 22 Expand (5) Oe eee & Pee a =

at the other table, gave the Belgians a
total of 1,220 points (15 IMPs) on
the deal.

Tomorrow: Enlisting the enemy’s aid.
©2008 King Features Syndicate Inc.



THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 9B



HEALTH





The Tribune



MEDICAL and health professionals still debate whether or not vaccinations are really necessary for the health of a child or do they do more harm
than good.

Should you get your child d O

vaccinate

@ By LISA LAWLOR



VACCINATIONS are a controversial topic
of interest among parents, educators and
health professionals. While most nurses

and doctors will say that immunization shots are

essential to the health of young children in school ”

who are constantly in a sea of germs, some par-
ents may feel differently. Some say they cause oth-
er conditions like autism, others see vaccinations
as a money-making sham that does no good for
the patient, and there:is also the concern that the
number of shots a child needs to enter schools
each year is only increasing without cause.

Minister of Health Dr Hubert
Minnis said the vaccination pro-
gramme of the Bahamas starts from
infancy, and he believes it is with
good reason. "The public spaces

- children are exposed to must be as
disease-free as possible, with mini-
mal risk of spreading any illness," he
told Tribune Health.

Ms Jarissa Backford, administra-
tor ur the Walk-In Clinic at Sandy-

port, also said that immunization is
crucial to the continued health of
children. The clinic is currently run
ning a special on immunization
shots, readying children for the new
school year. She believes it is "defi-
nitely right to have shots as a
mandatory requirement to enter a
school because so many students
are exposed to so many viruses".
She also suggested that a hole in the

system may be that after acceptance
to a school, immunization cards
aren't checked and therefore they
are not required by any institution to
update their vaccinations.

On the other side of the story,
some opponents to child vaccina-
tion argue that there are simply too
many shots required these days, and
believe they shouldn't have to cover
the costs of a policy put in place by
the government. These shots may
number as high as 20 before your
child reaches the age of two years.

Esther Barry, mother of two, said
she will do anything for offspring's
protection. "Thankfully my insur-
ance paid for my children's immu-
nization," she noted. She revealed
however, that if this were not so,
she "would have to make sacrifices".
About children that do not receive
the shots required by Bahamian law,
Ms Barry said they should not be
allowed around those who have
been vaccinated.

Another mother, Taliste Taylor,
said she's heard a lot of stories
about the negative side effects of
vaccinations. Some children com-
pletely change their temperament
she reported, and can become
cranky, irritable or feverish. For-
tunately, her daughter has oniy

experienced a high fever after one

‘The dangers of
‘improper footwear





@ SHOES are sometimes a contributing cause
to many foot problems which, in a lot of
instances, relates to poorly fitted footwear. One
of the main. dangers of wearing improper
footwear is acquired foot deformities. These are
conditions which can largely be avoided.

Today, I shall focus on some of the more
common deformities affecting the skin of the
foot.

The skin of the foot is especially vulnera-

ble because it is housed in footwear two-thirds

of the lifetime of the average person. Just

imagine this combined with other conditions

such as hard walking surfaces, foot perspira-
tion, excessive standing or walking, heat, shoe
abrasions etc, and the skin of the foot can
develop a variety of skin ills related to the
shoe or shoe fit.

Listed below are some of the more common
skin-related foot ailments which do not have to
occur if you wear properly-fitted footwear:

¢ Calluses - which are simply a hardening
of the skin, are sometimes seen as nature's
way of protecting the tissues below from steady
abrasions or pressures from the body. When
calluses develop they are often found on pres-
sure-sensitive parts of the foot, such as under
the ball of the feet or under the big toe joint.

They can be sore and even painful, much like

having a pebble under your foot. Calluses are
sometimes a sign of foot imbalance or of'a

! more serious problem concealed inside the

foot.

e Corns - there are two main types: hard
and soft. The hard corn usually starts as red
skin, followed by a coating of callus, which
develops into a hard corn. Most hard corns
develop on the side of the little toe, but are
also found in other places where there is steady

: pressure and abrasion. Hard corns are almost

always caused by shoes of the wrong size,
shape or fit.

On the other hand, the soft corn is always
found between the web of the toes, usually
between the fourth and fifth toes. A soft corn
is white and damp. It can also be very painful.
It is caused by a constant squeezing together of
the toes as a result of shoes too short or narrow
at the toes. The bones of the toes rub togeth-

: er and bring on the soft corn.

e Plantar warts - are found on the sole or
heel of the foot and can, at first glance, look

: like a small callus or corn but on closer exam-

ination reveal tiny black dots. It is believed
that they are caused by a virus and should be
treated by a podiatrist or dermatologist. These

warts can be quite painful.

‘e Ingrown toe nail - which is commonly

: found on the inner side of the big toe is anoth-

er common problem caused by improper
footwear. The shoe may have been either too
short, too narrow or too pointed. The-area
becomes inflamed, swollen and very painful.

* It's caused by a steady squeezing together of

shot, but none of the more serious - }

effects that sometimes plague oth-
ers. Ms Taylor added that she would
still-give her daughter the doctor
recommended shots, saying there
are just so many angles you need

to look at now.

Among all of the preparation for
new and returning students this year,
an aspect that is sometimes forgot-
ten is the father's role. In inter-
viewing parents everywhere on the
question of immunization, one
father — Samora St Rose - put in his
two cents. "Every child should have
their shots done by now," he said.

The link between immunization
shots and autism which has been
widely debated in the US - with
some calling it an urban myth - adds
a layer of concern however, and is
something he finds very scary. He
admitted that as.a result he - like
many other new parents - would
need to do more research before
taking his two year old son for his
first round of vaccinations this year.

In the end, the lack of information
coming out of the Bahamian med-
ical community about the issue has
left the public with the chore of
researching a medical procedure tra-
ditionally followed automatically.

i

the toes so that the second toe presses against
the nail edge of the big toe, forcing the nail to
grow inward into the flesh and infecting it. It
can also be caused by cutting the corner of
the nail too deeply.

e Athlete's foot - a bacterial or virus infection
that causes irritating and itchy skin rash, often
with small open blisters. It is in no way restrict-
ed to athletes. Foot perspiration helps to keep
the condition active. Athlete's foot is conta-
gious, and is sometimes picked up in locker
rooms, bathroom floors, carpets etc. Excessive
foot perspiration may be caused or accelerated
by habitual wearing of shoes or boots with non-
breathable upper materials, especially closed-
type footwear or simply by tight-fitting shoes.

Footwear plays a significant role in the pre-
vention and or reduction of many deformities
on the surface of the foot. Again, this is not the
result of the design, construction or fit of the
shoe, but rather the structural and functional
nature of the foot. Nevertheless, it is logical
that if shoes often play a causative role in many
foot deformities, they can also contribute to
the relief or remedy of some foot problems.





¢ Bernadette D Gibson, a trained pedorthist, is the
proprietor of Foot Solutions, a health and wellness
franchise that focuses on foot care and proper shoe fit,
located in the Sandyport Plaza.

The views expressed are those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of Foot Solutions
Incorporated or any of its subsidiary and/or affiliated
companies. Please direct any questions or comments
to nassau@footsolutions.com

)s



PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



HAVING a pet can sharpen the maternal instincts of a wo

is wise

Children and pets



TO many owners, pets can symbolize children.
" They depend on us for attention, food, shelter and
care when they are injured or ill, and for social.

direction. | tell the young couples that frequent my hospi-
tal that pets usually sharpen the maternal instincts of the

woman, and it is advisable to experiment with parenting

a pet, before having children.

Many times, acquiring a cat or dog is
often one of the first joint decisions made
by a newly-‘married couple and the first
focus of shared responsibility. However,
when the real children arrive, pet owners
may suddenly be reminded that pets are
animals after all.

INTRODUCING YOUR
PET TO A NEW BABY

This must be a gradual process. Pets,
especially dogs, need time to adjust to
a new family member. When you are
approximately three to four months
pregnant, you need to do some obedi-
ence training with your dog. The com-
mands sit, stay, and down are essential
to control your dog.

A curious and affectionate pet can
unintentionally harm a baby. The baby
can be scratched or even dropped when
a friendly dog jumps up on you to
investigate. If you suspect that your pet







will have

any type of behavioural problem.

because of your baby, you need to
resolve that problem while you can,
before the baby comes.

Preexisting problems are often mag-
nified with time, especially as seen
through the eyes of a sleep. deprived
new parent. Before your baby arrives
home, present a blanket with the baby

scent to your pet. Put this blanket in’.

your pets’ special place where he sleeps.

It may help to carry a doll around as an:

imaginary baby. Allow your dog to
investigate the doll only if the animal
remains calm and controlled.

Make a tape recording of your crying
infant at the hospital and play this at a
gradually increasing volume while you

practice obedience commands and

“



| Sun Facts

dog may harm the baby a muzzle is a




e YOU may think sitting
: under an umbrella at the
: beach makes up for not
: Wearing sunscreen. But is
: doesn't. Depending on
i weather conditions and the
: reflectiveness of the sand,
: your beach umbrella may
i be offering you only SPF2.

: © If you're turning to a
i tanning bed for a healthier,
: "indoor tan", think again.
: Commercial tanning beds
: not only emit as much and

.: often more damaging
: ultraviolet light as the,sun
: itself, but improper use can
? result in vision-reducing
: corneal burns. Instead,
: reach for a protective self
i tanner product for a nat-
: ural-looking, golden glow
: without the guilt.

; _ © New research indicates
i: that using a sunscreen with
+ an SPF higher than 30 can ‘

_.. | hurt more than it helps.
: For example, the differ-
i ence between SPF30 and
: SPF40 is 30 per cent more
: sunscreen'chemicals, but a
: measly one per cent more
? in protection. Sunscreen is
: recommended between
i SPF15 and SPF30.

i @ People aren't the only
? animals to suffer from sun-
i related skin cancers. Up to
: 40° per cent of pet
? melanomas are sun-relat-
: ed, and they're just as fatal
: as the human variety. Be
i pet smart and make sure
? your pet has lots of shade.

i e@ One in five Americans
: will develop skin cancer in
: their lifetime, and it kills
? one American every hour.

praise your pet for desirable behav-
iour. When your dog is undisturbed by
the recording continue training sessions
with the tape recording and the doll.

_ When the baby comes home from
the hospital it is best to isolate him or
her from your pet for the first few days.
To minimize the excitement greet your
pet calmly without the baby there.
When you are ready to introduce the
dog and baby have an adult hold the
pet on a short leash away from the
baby. Proceed slowly over several days,
bringing the dog closer to the baby.
Keep the dog under control with a reas-

‘suring and relaxed manner. No matter

how well you trust your pet an infant
should not be left alone with any ani-
mal.

, There are warning signs to be aware

of. If your pet has a history of any of

the following you must
extreme caution.

1) Guarding its food

proceed with

wise investment. Although some dog
breeds are more aggressive than others
towards children, a dog of any breed can
injure your child under certain circum-
stances.

If you are not certain that your pet is
trustworthy your child’s safety must
come first. Hire a babysitter that has
experience with pets, and carefully
instruct them on keeping the child and
dog separated.

During visits with friends who have
pets do not let your guard down. Infants
should be closely supervised at all times,
even with the most trusted pets. No one,
especially children of any age, should be
left unattended with an animal they can-
not control.

Dogs and cats may urinate or defe-
cate on baby blankets or baby clothes
or on your bed. Some cats may urinate
and defecate in a newborn’s crib. These
are not acts of malice or jealousy. Terri-
torial marking relieves a pet's anxiety - so
they cover the baby’s scent (or yours)
with their own. Do not scold your pet for
this-behaviour, as this would only

i Lower your risk by mak-
: ing a solar protection
: product part of your daily
i.regimen - a few extra
i moments every morning
; might just save your life.

: © Centuries ago having
i super-pale skin was highly
: fashionable, since only the
: very wealthy could afford
_: to avoid working in the,
i fields. How times have
: changed! A golden sum-
: mer-time glow is now the
: ultimate accessory every-
: season. Unfortunately, if
: you get that glow by bak-
? ing in the sun, you'll have
-} to pay the hefty price of

: premature aging!



i This information was taken
: fram www.dermalogica.com



- 2) Resisting obedience training
3) Hunting for small prey

4) Undisciplined or wild behaviour

5) Aggressive towards you or anyone

If you have reason to suspect that your

Alpha hydroxy acids - an ancient heauty secret!

EVERY woman desires to have
beautiful, healthy skin. In Egypt,
Cleopatra was famous for her milk
baths which were filled with lactic acid,
and during the ‘French Revolution
ladies of the French court used aged

’ wine on their faces to keep their skin
looking flawless.

In 1976 Doctors Eugene Van Scott
and Ruey Yu reported on the efficacy
of alpha hydroxy acids on the skin. But
based on all this information, it is clear
that modern day. women are not the
first to have discovered the many ben-
efits of alpha hydroxy acids.

Today, consumer's interest in the
benefits of alpha hydroxy acids has
been driven by leading beauty maga-
zines and television talk shows. But
what exactly are alpha hydroxy acids
and what are the benefits to you? Let's
find out.

WHAT ARE ALPHA

HYDROXY ACIDS?

Alpha hydroxy acids are natural
ingredients derived from food, such as
sugar cane (glycolic acid), sour milk
(lactic acid), apples (malic acid), fruits
and aged wine ( tartaric acid), and’
leaves of wintergreen and birch bark
(beta hydroxy acid or salicylic acid).

Glycolic acid has the smallest mole-
cule of all the hydroxy acids, then lac-
tic acid, and so forth. The smaller the
molecule the more effective. it is in
penetrating the skin. Glycolic acid
appears to be the most effective for
cosmetic purpose.



HOW DOES ALPHA
HYDROXY WORK?

The older we get the more we see a
reduction in our skin's ability to exfo-

-liate, resulting in an excessive build up

of dead skin cells. The stratum
corneum (the outer top layer of our
skin) becomes thick with dead skin
cells; the skin appears dull, rough and
dry. :

Using alpha hydroxy acids in lower
concentrations - between five and
twelve per cent - helps loosen and
reduces excess layers of dead skin celis,
gradually restoring fresher, smoother,
healthier looking skin. Glycolic is great °
for the aging process of the skin.

BENEFITS OF ALPHA HYDROXY
ACIDS (GLYCOLIC ACID)

Glycolic acid has been intensively
researched and. known to address the
following major skin concerns:

° Fine lines and wrinkles

¢ Oily prone skin

e Acne prone skin

° “ dry skin

¢ Uneven pigmentation (age spots)
¢ Razor bumps

' ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS

AND CHEMICAL PEELS

In high concentrations alpha hydroxy
acids, such as glycolic acids, are used in
chemical peels. The percentage of the
glycolic concentration determines who
can use it.

\

- A concentration of Jess than 10 per

cent is sold to consumers

- Trained skin care specialists can
use a concentration of 20 per cent to 30
per cent. (The percentage used by the

skin care specialist can be referred to as |

a light facial peel.)

- Doctors can use higher concentra-
tions of alpha hydroxy acids, such as 50
to 70 per cent. -

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR
EVERYONE TO USE THE PROP-
ER CONCENTRATION?

Asa consumer, not having the prop-
er training in analyzing and treating
the skin, you can burn yourself when
applying a higher concentration of

. alpha hydroxy acids than recommend-

ed. The same applies to an esthetician
or skin care specialist who assumes the
role of a doctor and exceeds the rec-
ommended concentration.

The skin care specialist's main
responsibility is to deal with the top
layer of the skin, the epidermis. The
epidermis is where the hair follicles
are, where dirt and oil are trapped,

increase its stress during adjustments to

new circumstances.

© Dr Basil Sands is a veterinarian at the
Central Animal Hospital. Questions or com-
ments should be directed to potcake59@hot-
mail.com. Dr Sands can also be contacted at

325-1288

AAA



and midway of the epidermis is where
the dead skin cells are.

Doctors, such as dermatologists, can
use higher concentrations that allow
them to work in the deeper layers of
the skin, such as the dermal layer. That
is why they are called dermatologists,
they work in the dermal layer of the
skin, where the blood vessels are.

This is important to you as a con-
sumer in shopping around for the best
skin treatments. So often we see. or
hear of stories of someone who had a
bad chemical peel. I had an experience
several years ago when I was shopping
in a convenience store. I couldn't help
but ask the cashier what happen to her
face, she seemed to be badly bruised.

Understanding how painful the expe-
rience and resulting bruising must have
been, I explained to her what I do and
where I work. To my surprise that
young lady came to see me the next
morning lamenting over her skin. This
is one of a number of cases I have
experienced of chemical peels gone
wrong.

Another important factor when
using alpha hydroxy acids is the pH
level (a measure of acidity).

The pH balance of human skin
varies from 4 to 6; normal pH is 4.2 to
5.6. When products are applied to the
skin, the pH level can change. The clos-
er the pH level of the product is to the
skin's normal pH the better. This is so
important when getting a glycolic peel.
If the pH is around 3.0 that is mild,
but when the pH of the glycolic is
below 1.75, it is considered a chemi-
cal peel which should only be admin-
istered by a doctor. The lower the pH
the stronger and the deeper it goes
into the dermis.

|

: © Sarah Simpson is a skin °
? care therapist at the Dermal

: Clinic located at One Sandy-

i port Plaza (the same build-
: ing as Ballys Gym). For more

: information visit her website

: at www.dermal-clinic.com or

i call her at 327.6788



SAFETY CONCERNS OF
ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS

There are a variety of skin care prod-
ucts that contain alpha hydroxy acids,
here are some guidelines when deciding
which alpha hydroxy formulation to use:

e Only choose one product that con-
tains the proper formulation of alpha

- hydroxy acids to use as an exfoliant

e It is best to use alpha hydroxy acids
in a moisturizer.

e Cleansers with alpha hydroxy acids
have minimal benefits because they are
washed off, without being absorbed into
the skin

¢ Sunscreen with UVB and UVA pro-
tection must be applied when using
alpha hydroxy acids

¢ Alpha hydroxy acids are more effec-
tive at a concentration of five per cent to
eight per cent and a pH of three to four.

¢ The concentration information is
not usually on the product label, but
alpha hydroxyl acids are more likely to
contain the proper concentration when

_listed as the second or third ingredient ~

on the list.

¢ A pH strip can be used to deter-
mine the pH balance or calling the man-
ufacturer.

¢ Discontinue product if you experi-
ence an adverse reaction such as burn-

ing.

¢ Kenya Mortimer-McKenzie is an
esthetician/anti-aging skin care specialist,
interested persons can contact her at:

Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa

East Bay Street, East of Lucianos

323-6711 or 323-615

www. baharetreat.com

E-mail: kenya@baharetreat.com



THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 11B



UO aN Cie
_ one of the easiest
_ of vegetable crop

oy



The vegetable growing

season Is comin sa

| HAVE the feeling that many
more Bahamians will be grow-
ing their own vegetable pro-
duce this year. The price of fresh veg-
etables is close to exorbitant and peo-
ple are coming to the realisation that
they can save many dozens — and
maybe hundreds — of dollars a year by
growing as much as they are able.



Those of us with established gardens will be looking to
improve the soil before anything else. We lose a little
soil every year, mostly from pulling of weeds and run-off -
caused by heavy downpours. I like to dig in some top
soil bought from the nursery, along with commercial cow
manure to help condition the soil.

Then there is the fertilizer. I favour a time-release fer-
tilizer. It may not seem a bargain when compared with a
50-pound bag of granular fertilizer but there is no waste.
Bags of fertilizer contain residual salts while time-release
capsules — and soluble spray fertilizers — contain very lit-
tle salt residue. Over the years, that matters.

Now comes the decision: What to grow? Experienced
gardeners divide vegetables into three categories: 60-
day, 90-day and 120-day crops.

° 60-day crops like garden peas, spinach, Swiss chard
and summer squash are usually cool weather plants that
prefer to be sown in late October when the temperature
has lowered significantly.

e The majority of vegetables are 90-day croppers and
include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, cabbages and
corn. Usually the growing time for tomatoes and peppers
is calculated from the time seedlings are put into the
ground, not seeds. Tomatoes need to be replaced through’
the year while sweet peppers will last the year or longer.

e 120-day crops include winter squash and pumpkins,
carrots and beets. Root crops can be sown from seed in
blocks rather than in rows. This is particularly effective for
carrots.

All seed packages have an estimated time to maturity
but are usually on the hopeful side. Just as you can nev-
er get the advertised gas mileage out of your car, it is rare
that seed to harvest time on the package is within weeks
of actual maturity.

Before we go any further, let me state the obvious:
You should only grow what you know you and your fam-
ily will eat. Rows and rows of flourishing Swiss chard
are a waste if nobody will eat them. Irish potatoes and
onions take up a lot of space and are usually available in
stores at a reasonable price.

Among the first crops to go into the ground are toma-
toes, peppers, eggplants, cabbages, summer squash,
cucumbers, carrots and beets. As I mentioned previous-
ly, garden peas, chard and spinach are best left until
October. Leave room in your garden to start another
sowing of tomatoes once the first set has flowered. You
need to avoid a glut, which is usually followed by a peri-
od with no ripe fruits available.

Certain crops need a special area of their own. A pump-
kin patch should not be near your vegetable garden or
your lawn. Cucumbers have similar growth habits. Sweet
potatoes should be grown in the poorest, sandiest part of
the yard and fertilized very lightly.

Watering is usually a daily routine during the
autumn/winter months, sometimes twice a day in dry,

‘ windy weather. Have a hose available and try to water the
ground rather than the plants. If you use soluble or liquid
fertilizer you can water your vegetable leaves because
some of the nutrients are taken in through the leaves, but
that is once a week on average.

I'll discuss planting of seeds next week. ‘

¢ j.hardy@coralwave.com



Soren



PAGE 12B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE

A promise of a life filled with Vom eels and joy

m By JEFFARAH GIBSON

OR every couple, their wedding day holds

the promise of a life filled with love, laugh-
ter and much joy. It represents the joining of two.
souls, the first steps of an intimate journey taken
on faith, and the belief that this special day is the
beginning of their happily ever after.

For Delores Roberts, of St Louis, and Jay Chris-

get: doho-on of Los Angeles, their wedding day
was everything that a couple could hope for, even
though the day was "blessed" by a healthy down-
pour of liquid sunshine.

Held at The Cloisters on Paradise Island on Sat-
urday, the two exchanged wedding vows and
expressed their loved to one another 1 in a roman-
tic, rain: drénched Ceremony, ('"'""""

With their spirits and hopes high, despite thé

five-minute downpour, they were able to remain
joyous during the uplifting occasion.

How to

REINVENT

your

@ By YVETTE BETHEL

O you wake up day
after day and wish
you could call in
sick? Are, you
demotivated and unexcited about
your work because you feel there
is absolutely nothing to look for-

ward to except more of the same? ©

You know it is time to reinvent
your career if you are feeling
unchallenged or if you don't per-

ceive career advancement opportu- .

nities within your company or
organisation. You may feel your
career has plateaued or you may
have started out enjoying your
career and then over time lost your
enthusiasm.

For example, you may be new in
your career and took the first job
you were offered at a company you
felt was established in the commu-
nity because you wanted a stable
job and you needed to pay your col-
lege bills but you are not doing
something that interests you.

Another example is that, you may
have over 30 years of experience in
your career.

You used to love going to work
because you had a plan and 30 years
later you are doing exactly what you
always dreamed of doing, but you
are no longer excited about it.

In fact, you are only waiting
. around for retirement so going to
work every day is now a tedious
exercise because you are seeing the
same work and situations over and
over again.

Sometimes career reinvention
may be useful if you are in the right
job but the work environment isn't
a good fit for you. .

For example, you are doing the
work you love, but you do not thrive



in a very competitive, "cut-throat"
environment nor do you enjoy man-
aging people, but you are working in
a very competitive environment and
you have a team of employées
reporting to you. Reinvention in
cases like this may mean changing
industries or taking a cut in pay.

If you decide you are ready to
make a change in your career you
can decide if you want to remain on
the same career track or in the same
industry or if you want to change
your career altogether.

Your career usually goes through
four stages in a cycle.

The cycle starts at the exploration
stage and moves into the establish-

ment stage where you are working

toward moving up the ranks.

Once you establish. yourself in
your career you maintain your per-
formance or continue to grow and
when your career starts to approach
decline, you may disengage.

Here is a list of reasons employ-
ees give'me that cause them to resist
making a change that will probably
lead to a much happier, fulfilled
career:

¢ I don’t know what I want to do
but I am clear about what I don't
want to do.

e J don’t have a degree so J can't
compete in the market

e I don’t have the money to go
back to school

¢ Tam making a lot of money and
I don’t want a pay cut if I have to
start over

¢ I have to support my family. I
have to keep food on the table and
gas in the car.

e J know what I have...
the unknown)

These are reasons that sound
legitimate but keep us stuck, so here



(fear of

Dream of a lifetime

Many women dream of having-the
most elaborate, fairy tale wedding,
with the perfect Cinderella dress and
impeccably clad bridesmaids and a
maid of honour. But for Delores
Roberts Johnson, her fairy tale
would turn reality as the bride and
her party looked as if they stepped
straight out of the pages of a high
fashion bridal magazine.

Not only a beautiful bride, but a
resilient one as well, the new Mrs

Roberts Johnson refused to allow.

the rainfall to dampen her spirits
since she had long been looking for-
ward to the day when her she could
publicly express her love to the man
she has committed her life to.
Following the ceremony, Delores
and Jay moved the festivities to the

Atlantis Resort for a fabulous recep-

tion,

rated the grand ballroom i the

Beach Tower adding a splash of love *

to the room, the couple's hopes and
dreams for their relationship unfold-

are the steps you can take to get
"unstuck" and reinvent your career.

e Step one is to find your purpose
if you haven't already. If you are
going to reinvent your career why
don't you do something you love to
do? Keep in mind, finding some-
thing to do that will invoke enthusi-
asm sometimes takes time so be
patient with yourself. If you are
unclear and you need help with this
process, a career coach can assist
you.

e Step two is to understand your
personal career preferences. What
are your personal values? Are they
aligned with your employer's val-
ues? What kind of work environ-
ment do’ you work best in? Where
can you find this type of environ-
ment?

e If you decide to make a change
in your career, research your
options. Conduct your research into
the corporate environment before
you interview with a potential
employer because you can decide
that a work environment is not suit-
able to you no matter how much
money they offer. Decide if you
want to remain in the same compa-
ny or the same industry? Use your
network of friends and acquain-
tances to understand more about
the roles that interest you. Always
aim to have more than one role of
interest.

e Create a career development
plan that will help you to get from
where you are to where you want to
be. You may decide to take classes
or identify a mentor or career coach.
Your plan should identify compa-
nies of interest to you and it can
identify if you would like to contin-
ue to work for an employer or open
your own business or a combina-

With colourful: lights. ‘thatldeca: ‘

ed before the witness of family and
friends. The two would later share
their first dance together as newly-
weds.

The evening was also marked with
flowing champagne and an abun-
dance of delicious seafood and oth-
er delectable treats. The elegant and
classy affair was indeed a night of
fun and dancing, with a special toast
to the bride and groom, and the tra-
ditional cutting of the wedding cake.

But the celebration would not end
there. The next day, guests were
shuttled off to a splash party at
Robert’s Castle On The Beach.

In the end, Delores Roberts expe-
rienced a wedding that many women
aspire to, including 24-year-old
bride-to-be Shannon Baker. '

Amazed at how much preparation
has to be done for just one day, Ms
Baker said that she is excited about

-her big day and hopes her wedding

“Lam so excited, I have been plan-

"ing my wedding since I was a child.

I was always fascinated with beauti-
ful dresses and looking beautiful on

that day. I really hope that my wed-
ding turns out wonderful."

She also said that women usually
look forward to this day because it is
the day that they wear an extrava-
gant gown and look appealing to the
eyes of everyone.

As for the newly crowned Mrs
Johnson, no expense was spared for
her big day because her father is
multimillionaire businessman Mr
Michael Victor Roberts Sr, CEO of
The Roberts Companies. The
Roberts Companies consists of 72
companies, including Roberts Isle
which is a group of condominiums in
the Bahamas. Mr Roberts and his
wife, Jeanne Gore Roberts, also own
a beach house in Nassau... _..

And although the wedding cere-
mony was battered in rain, both.
Delores and Jay were still i in very

sign of blessim
ship. Best of
excited to have Seis brated their wéd-

. ding here in the Bahamas.





If you decide you are ready
to make a change in your

career you can decide if
you want to remain on the
same career track or in the
same industry or if you

want to change your career

altogether.

tion of both. If you plan to continue
to work for an employer and open
your own business, keep in mind
some companies have rules that pro-
hibit a conflict of interest that will
impede your ability to perform your
daily duties so investigate the cor-
porate policy before you seek an
alternative income stream.

e Your career plan can include

- hypothetical career paths you, can

take to achieve vour goals coupled
with alternative developmental
plans designed to provide you with
the skills you will need for each
path. Remember, if you are looking
to attain a managerial or executive
position, develop the leadership and
technical skills that will help you to
be more competitive.

Some employees wait until their
employers can see how much they
bring to the table and train and pro-
mote them. While some employers
are willing to invest in your devel-
opment, your training is either pri-
marily your responsibility or a joint
responsibility between you and your
employer because if you decide to
resign, you take the benefits of your
training with you to your new
employer. So develop your own per-
sonal training plan by considering
your budget and appropriate semi-
nars, degree programmes, confer-
ences and associations.

e There are many people who are
not sure about what they want to
do so if you are one of these people
you can try different jobs over time.
If you decide to try different jobs,
keep in mind that some Bahamian
employers shy away from consider-
ing resumes that list numerous jobs
in a short period of time because
they may perceive this as an indica-
tor of instability and some recruiters
are wary of employee turnover.
However, frequent position changes



while working for a single employer
seems to be a more acceptable pat
tern.

No two career plans are exactly
the same.

Everyone has different interests
and skill sets.

For example, you may be inter-
ested in law, someone else may want
to combine their knowledge of the
law with their knowledge of IT. ©

Consider the needs of the mar-
ket you are a part of (or one you
wish to be a part of) and think of
skill sets or combinations of skills
that will set you apart from your
peers.

When reinventing yourself you
don't have to be focused on a pro-
motion or making more money.
You can focus on improving your
performance or kriowledge of your
existing role and this can involve
developing a plan to attain a higher
performance rating or it can mean
taking a lateral role or series of lat-
eral roles. with similar pay so you
can attain breadth and depth of
knowledge and experience.

No matter your career plan,
ensure it is flexible and meets your
specific needs and goals.

Most importantly, always be sure
to have your own career plan. Oth-
erwise, your career will be subjected
to the views, timelines and budgets
of the decision makers within your
company or organisation.

¢ Yvette Bethel is the president of
Organizational Soul. She can be
contacted by telephone at
242.424.7166 or fax - 242.324.1631

“or write to her at PO Box N-511,

Nassau, Bahamas. Interested per-
sons can also check out her web-
site at: www.orgsoul.com.





THE TRIBUNE

TS) ee & VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (BTVI) cosnr

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 13B



BTVI instructors aoe Y advasieed 1 eb aetaleey
training at Dudley Cosmetology University



°

COSMETOLOGY instruc-
tors at the Bahamas Technical
& Vocational Institute (BTVI),
, have successfully completed
the Instructor Enhancement
Training Programme at Dud-
ley Cosmetology University
(DCU). :

DCU was selected because
the most creative, innovative
and successful cosmetologists
attend Dudley Cosmetology
University. Students receive
the advanced training, knowl-

edge and skills they need to

operate a successful school,
and provide clients with the
most up-to-date styling tech-
niques and hairstyle trends.
BTVI instructors, led by

Mrs Andrea Beneby-Taylor,
cosmetology coordinator,
were able to study under the
direction of highly skilled staff
who are world class leaders in
the field of cosmetology. Their
intensive advanced training
consisted of instruction for

certified students and cosme- ©

tologists that desire to build
and rebuild confidence as well
as enhance and modernize
their existing skills.

“Today, our student hair-
stylists require the latest in
education and industry related
services, as well as being ready
to enter future employment
opportunities. Today's stu-
dents all come from the ‘digital

generation’ and require updat-
ed information through com-
puters, power point presenta-
tions and computer instruc-
tions and that is why it is
important that our instructors
stay ahead in this field," Mrs
Taylor said.

BTVI has educated hun-
dreds of students in the field
of cosmetology. The institution
continues to inspire students
to achieve their goals and iden-
tify their creative potential.
BTVI realizes the importance
of using the latest state-of-the-
art equipment and well trained
instructors to constantly inspire
and always pass that inspira-

tion on to graduating students.

BTVI instructors take a break from the intensive advanced training to capture the special moment. The
training, completed at Dudley's Cosmetology University, was aimed at certified students and cosmetol-
ogists that desire to build and rebuild confidence as well as enhance and modernize their existing skills.
While there, the group studied under the direction of highly skilled staff who are world class leaders in
the filed of cosmetology. Pictured second from left is Mrs Andrea Beneby-Taylor, BTVI's Cosmetology
Coordinator, who led the group.

E
3

~ wo, ey
242-461-1000 | www.babfinancial.com : British
Freeport 242-352-7209 Exuma 242-336-3035 Abaco 242-367-5601 tf. American

NAN C

Breakfast Sandwich + . Medium Coffee * inti
Participating Oa an ses: yt isn Fh, nan, Sout Bec, lt 8 oy ann,



MORTGAGES * MUTUAL FUNDS + LIFE INSURANCE » HEALTH INSURANCE
ANNUITIES & PENSION PLANS © FINANCIAL PLANNING & INVESTMENTS





E. TRIBUNE

a

1S

am
y

q
Ss

_ Miss Teen Bahamas
008 Darranique Young

Ovaltine’s unique recipe includes milk and cocoa powder, 15 essential vitamins
and minerals, and complex carbohydrates. One cup of hot milky Ovaltine contains

half the amount of sugar as a cup of ordinary hot chocolate





Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd
INGEST IEID EWBEQPXGL_I9QERN INGEST_TIME 2012-01-20T23:21:45Z PACKAGE UF00084249_01110
AGREEMENT_INFO ACCOUNT UF PROJECT UFDC
FILES






(Y\

Pm lovin’ it

SOF









76F

WINDY, SHOWER |
OR TSTORM



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008
HE Se

BN

REGS Tae



= USA TODAY.

BAHAMAS EDITION




‘Dou werican |
‘threat to Bahamas

Nation could be
hit by two storms
within days _

@ By LISA LAWLOR

THE Bahamas -could-be hit .-

with two hurricanes within a mat-
ter of days as Tropical Storm Ike
is set to follow the trail of Hurri-
cane Hanna before’the close of
the weekend.

As of press time last night, thé
centre of Hurricane Hanna was
located at Longitude 22.2 north
and Latitude 72.6 west with sus-
tained winds of 80 miles per hour.
The hurricane is travelling at
three miles per hour and is
expected to pass between San Sal-
vador and Exuma by 8 o ‘clock
tonight. :

Out in the Atlantic Ocean,
Tropical Storm Ike has formed,
with sustained winds of 50 miles.
per hour, and travelling west
northwest at 15 miles per hour.

Ike is located some 2,600 miles

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
[| (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS |»





















southeast of New Providence and,
according to current projections,
is expected to reach the southern
Bahamas by Saturday night.

According to the Bahamas
Meteorology Office, Hurricane
Hanna, along with what is now
Tropical Storm Ike — which is
expected to become a hurricane
by Thursday morning — will be
slamming into different parts of
the Bahamas at the same time,
with "no time for relaxation."

According to the US's Nation-
al Hurricane Centre preparations
to protect life and property
should be "rushed to completion"
in time for Hanna, which is
already pounding the southern
part of the archipelago.

Now a tropical’storm, Ike will

SEE page eight

C\Sit ©) medium

il fejpping iar absoluicly,











Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

THE EARLY effects of Hanna could be felt yesterday in New
Providence. The hurricane is expected to pass between San Salvador
and Exuma by 8pm tonight.

Crooks target
businesses with
fake cheques

* @ By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

MERCHANTS are being
warned to look out for counterfeit
manager's cheques and govern-
ment company cheques which
police say crooks are passing off
to unsuspecting commercial
banks and foodstores.

Police have already brought a
few suspects to court on the mat-
ters reported to them but believe
there are wider and multiple
counterfeit rings still at large.

A senior investigator in the
Commercial Crimes Unit said

SEE page eight

VIA DELLA FhOSA

nn

teachers to he
TMI M ATC tT

AN ANDROS parent is
calling for two teachers who
have been transferred out of
their schools by the’ Ministry
of Education to be ordered to
leave.

The teachers: accused of
being disruptive in their
respective primary and high
schools in North Andros, were
both transferred out of. their
schools during the last school
year, but have. refused to
leave, the parent maintains.

Both teachers continue to
attend the schools they have
officially been transferred
from, and continue to get
involved in disruptive activi-

SEE page eight



Coral Harbour

PETC eR ca

for hurricane supplies





oSee nage three








soul heastern



a

mBy MEGAN REYNOLDS ,
and LLOYD ALLEN z

HURRICANE Hanna became
a major concern last night as it
moved slowly over the southeast-
ern Bahamas gathering strength.
Residents of Mayaguana moved
into storm shelters as heavy rains
caused excessive flooding, winds
exceeded 80mph and large ocean:
swells battered the coastline.
Acklins and Crooked Island
residents were also urged to seek
shelter as excessive flooding is
expected to severely impact ‘the
low-lying areas of the islands when
the storm hits.”
At 5pm yesterday, Hanna’s
centre was located east of

Mayaguana at latitude 22.2

Electricity bills

should decrease

next month

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

SOME relief may be in sight for
cash-strapped Bahamians reeling over _ |.
their ever mounting electricity bills as . §
the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s
fuel surcharges should decrease next

month.

Phenton Neymour, State Minister
_for Public Utilities, yesterday said that
with oil prices on the world market
having decreased in recent weeks, the
effect should begin to be felt two

weeks from now.

SEE page eight

islands ©

degrees north and longitude 72.6
degrees west; that is 100 miles east-
southeast of Acklins, 45 miles
north-northeast of Inagua and
around 360 miles east-southeast
of New Providence.

Hurricane force winds are

extending up to 70 miles north- °

east from the centre of the storm,
and Tropical Storm force winds
extend up to 160 miles outward
from the centre.

At the same time Hanna was
moving west-northwest at just
3mph, and the National Emer-

‘gency Management Agency

(NEM@) issued warnings for
southeastern and central Bahama
islands directly in its path. '

_SEE page eight

Investigation launched
into allegations officers
stole $9,000 from vehicle

_ By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net .

ACTING COMMISSIONER :

of Police Reginald Ferguson told
The Tribune yesterday that if offi-
cers from the Wulff Road Police
Station were found to have stolen
$9,000 from a vehicle they
stopped and searched, the “full
extent” of the law would fall upon
them. '

“An investigation has been
launched,” said the Commission-
er, “and if there is evidence
derived which indicates that offi-
cers are at fault in any way they
will be dealt with like anybody
else.”

It was alleged that officers from
the Wulff Road Police Station —
who were out of their jurisdiction

Financing available thru

at the time — stopped and
searched a car around 5am on
John F Kennedy Drive. The offi-
cers, who were said to be driving
a Silver Ford Explorer with

“Northeastern Division” marked
on it, pulled the car over and
made a phone call. Not long after,
an unmarked Nissan Maxima
pulled up at thé scene and the

‘officer's informed the driver that

the men in the Maxima were their
“superiors” and that they would
handle the search from there.
After the search, one of the
men was alleged to have asked
the driver for some money to buy
something to drink. The driver
gave the men $200, and after leav-
ing the scene, discovered that

SEE page eight

FIDELITY BANK
FIDELITY ZERO-DOWN

LOT LOANS

NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIA DELLA ROSA HOME-SITES

FIDELITY

30* ANNIVERSARY

www.fidelitygroup.com

For further information please call:

356-7764

Visit Via Della Rosa Financing
Centre, Fidelity Cable Beach.



As
PAGE 2, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

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

oY

HE director of the

Bahamas Crisis Cen-
tre claims that the country
continues to have a “very seri-
ous” problem when it comes
to sexual violence.

This is despite the fact that a
World Bank official revealed
to The Tribune this week that
data supporting Amnesty
International’s 2008 claim that
the Bahamas has the highest
reported rape rate in the
world is now 11 years old. .

Amnesty’s “State of the
World’s Human Rights”
report for this year said in its
“Violence on Women” sec-

tion that this country has the .

“highest rate of reported rapes
in the world.”
According to the interna-




UNNI

1







.

ipc Chicken,
Fries & Biscuit gk

5pc Butterfly
Shrimps and Fries








tion-

al human rights
organisation, this shocking.

finding was highlighted in a

Joint Report issued by the UN.
_ ly different light. »

Office on Drugs and Crime.
and the Latin. America and
the Caribbean Region of the
World Bank, entitled “Crime,
Violence and Development —
Trends; Costs and Policy
Options” released in 2007.
However, although the
annual review highlighted the

rate as a cause of concern, it .

did not mention any of the





Double Crunch
\ Sandwich 3

Pi oe
a ,






quali-
fying comments
included in the joint

‘UN/World Bank report from
which the statistics were

‘drawn which may have shown

the dramatic figure in a slight-

These include the fact that:
the World Bank/UN analysis
was based on old data; the

-Bahamas’ rate was compared

with “all the countries for
which data was available” and
not all countries in the world,
as claimed; though the rate is
high, it is very likely increased
by the fact that the Bahamas

ee






s oF "The Famous

Bowl



- Creprr/Deeir Ganps Accerren,

AT FRONT COUNTER

has a “very trusted police
force for a developing coun-
try”, and it is impacted by the
significant tourist influx.
‘“The Bahamas has a big
inflow of tourists but the
denominator for the calcula-
tion is native population so
countries which swell because
of tourism, if there are rapes
of tourists, that tends to inflate
rape rates. The second quali-
fication is that the Bahamas
has a very respected police
force for a developing country
and is highly urbanised,”
Andrew Morrison, a lead
economist in the World
Bank’s Gender and Develop-
ment section who co-authored
the report told The Tribune.
Yesterday Dr Sandra Dean
Patterson, director of the
Women’s Crisis Centre said
that awareness campaigns dri-

ven’ by the centre which she,

heads and by the police that
have focused on the unac-
ceptability of certain acts have
caused more people to report

. sexual offences, but stressed

that this does not minimise the
underlying point. °

“The bottom line is that the
numbers. are unacceptably
high,” she said.

She said that reported inci-

dences of rape and other sex- |
ual assaults have “continued

to.go up since 1997.”

er claim is support-
ed by police data

’ showing that between the

years 2000 and 2004 there
were 546 reported rapes,
which averages out to over
170 reported rapes per 100,000
persons per year — more than
the 1997 data recorded. _
The doctor said that in her
experience, looking both at
statistics and the people she
comes into contact with at the
centre, which provides coun-
selling for victims of sexual
crimes, the Bahamas has an
extremely high number of
young persons who are the

_ victims of sexual assault.
- “Our numbers are very

high, and, we have;to be con-
cerned about it whether it is
based on 1997 or more recent

* data.”

As for tourists inflating the
rape rate — police data from
the 2000 - 2004 period shows
that tourists reported 49 rapes,
accounting for nine per cent
of the total — not exactly a
massive proportion that would
severely skew the data, but
still significant.

On his part, Assistant Com-
missioner of Police Hulan
Hanna supported the idea that
the high reporting rate indi-








" Resario West C



ondominiums

NEW CONDOS FOR SALE

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

From $229,000 with only $5,000 reservation deposit required
PH. 325-1325 No Agents Please

THE TRIBUNE



m@ REPORTED rapes per 100,000 people,
according to 1997 United Nations
Crime Trends Survey data.

¢ Bahamas — 133 (8.86 times the world average).

e Swaziland — 121.

e St Vincent and the Grenadines — 112.

° Jamaica — 51.

e St Kitts and Nevis — 45.
e Dominica — 34.

e Barbados — 25.

¢ Trinidad and Tobago — 18.
¢ Woria Wide Average — 15. Ma

e Saudi Arabia — 0.



cates public confidence in the
RBPF. .

He said that this is “by
design” on the part of the
force, and something which it
hopes will lead to a reduction
in the overall rate of incidents.

It should be considered a
credit to the RBPF that peo-
ple feel confident. enough to
come forward with their com-
plaints, he suggested.

Were other jurisdictions
where rape goes under-report-

ed to be analysed for their lev- -

el of victimisation “their fig-
ures may rival or even eclipse
the Bahamas’ figure,” said Mr
Hanna — which the report said
stood at 133 per 100,000 in
1997, and is known to have
increased since then. i

One such rival may be
Jamaica, which although a
country known for high rates
of violence against women,
has a reported rape rate of 51
in 100,000, or at a greater
extreme, Saudi Arabia, which
claims to have a reported rape
rate of zero despite its well-
documented disregard for
women’s rights.

“Over the last several years,
particularly when Mr (Paul)
Farquharson came in as com-
missioner, we made a con-
certed effort to engage .the
public so that the public would
feel sufficiently confident in

reporting things to the police.
regardless of how egregious,

those offences would’ve
been,” he-saide 022.3 te

However, the senior officer
did admit that the figure does
appear “horrendous”, adding:
“We have the information,
we’re trying to work with our
agencies and our partners to
ameliorate this social scourge
where the sexes have been
violated by each other in this
kind of way.”

While there has never been
a comprehensive analysis of
victimisation levels in the
Bahamas which would reveal
how many more rapes occur





Under Cons truction







Dust





vis-a-vis the number that are
reported — a practice which

' the World Bank/UN report

strongly recommended —- a

‘look at other country’s expe-

rience with the issue could
shine some light in this area.

ccording to the

United States
Bureau of Justice Statistics,
the majority of rapes and sex-
ual assaults perpetrated
against women and girls in the
United States between 1992

- and 2000 were not reported

to the police.

One study claimed that only
36 per cent of rapes, 34 per
cent of attempted rapes, and
26 per cent of sexual assaults
came to official’s attention.

Among the reasons why vic-
tims did not feel confident in
coming forward, lack of trust
in the criminal justice system is
one of the most commonly
recognised factors.

Also playing a part are feel-
ings of self-blame or guilt, the
desire to keep the assault a
private matter, fear of the per-
petrator or of not being
believed.

Mr Hanna said Bahamian
police have a good track
record when it comes to deal-
ing with rape complaints and
with following through on
investigating them.

“T think the offence of rape

because it is so traumatic. and’ ©
it has the potential to foreverâ„¢
change a person’s life, we take.

it even more seriously, to the
point where we have gone out
and'sought to have our offi-
cers trained in the investiga-
tive. techniques.

“We have put in a room in
the Central Detective Unit
with certain infrastructure that



1

would make the interviewing .

of victims more comfortable.
We have done a whole range
of things,” he said.

At the same time, while
“not wishing to take away
from the impact of a report”,
the senior officer cautioned
that reported figures
are “raw” data and do not
speak to how many were
determined to be prosecutable
claims. :

He also added that it must
be taken into account that
among tourist rapes some of
them are reports of assaults

inflicted upon a tourist by .

another tourist, and therefore
do not speak to the level of
criminality among Bahamians.

Other commentators are

-quick to point, alternatively,

that reported rapes are only
a proportion of all rapes that
actually take place, and there-
fore a high rate signifies an

- even bigger problem.


THE TRIBUNE



Oo In brief

Man charged
with rape,
kidnapping, —
armed robbery

A 21-YEAR-OLD man
was arraigned in a Magistrate’s
Court yesterday, charged with
rape, kidnapping and armed
robbery.

Kevin Vaughn Hepburn, 21,
of Wulff Road was arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five in Bank
Lane.

According to court dockets,
it is alleged that Hepburn
raped a,19-year-old woman on
Saturday, August 30. Court
dockets also allege that on the

sane day Hepbum:toreilly ‘ demand for last minute customers.

detained the victim.

On the charge of armed
robbery, court dockets allege
that on August 30, Hepburn
robbed a woman of $12 anda
Motorola cellular phone.

It was further alleged that
the accused was found in pos-
session of a handgun with the
intent to endanger the life of a
woman.

Hepburn was not required

to plead to the charges and
was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison.

The case has been
adjourned to October 8.

Man charged
With sacrilege

A 25-YEAR-OLD man
charged with sacrilege and
shopbreaking was arraigned in
a Magistrate’s Court yester-
day.

According to court dockets,
it is alleged that between Fri-
day, August 29, and Satur-
day, August 30, Melvin Ingra-
ham broke into the Church of
God on East Street. :

On the charge of sacrilege,
court dockets allege that the
accused stole $5,000 worth of
audio equipment from the
church. Ingraham was also
charged with receiving the
stolen items. ;

Ingraham, who was
arraigned before Magistrate
Susan Sylvester at Court 11 in
Nassau Street, pleaded not
guilty to the charges and was
granted bail in the sum of
- $3,500.

The case was adjourned to
January 2, 2009.

NEMA goes into
activation mode for
impact of Hanna

â„¢@ By LINDSAY
THOMPSON

INTERIM Director of
the National Emergency
Management Agency
Commander Stephen Rus-
sell partially activated the
National Emergency
Operations Centre as the
country braced for Hurri-
cane Hanna. :

On Saturday Comman-
der Russell organised a
“core team” of personnel
at NEMA’s headquarters
in the Churchill Building
to monitor what was then
Tropical Storm Hanna.

_ The storm became a

category one hurricane
yesterday began pounding
the southeast Bahamas
with heavy rain. _

Islands affected yester-
day included Acklins,
Cooked Island, Mayagua-
na, Inagua and the Turks
and Caicos Islands, where
residents were advised by
the Bahamas Department
of Meteorology to take
the necessary precautions
in case of massive flood-
ing.

The team includes rep-
resentatives from the
Department of Meteorol-
ogy, the Department of
Social Services, Ministry
of Public Works and
Transport, the Ministry of
Health, and the Ministry
of National Security.

Family Island adminis-
trators were also contact-
ed for reports on their
level of preparedness.

“NEMA stands by to
respond to any form of
disaster, natural or man-
made that might impact’
The Bahamas,” Comman-
der Russell said.

In the operations cen-
tre, a “checklist of
actions” is observed,
when a weather system
such as a tropical storm or
a hurricane is about to
impact any part of the
country within a 72-hour
period.

for hurricane supplies

THIS SATELLITE image
released by NOAA shows
Tropical Storm Hanna in ~

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

AQUAPURE saw a 30 per
cent increase in bottled water sales
yesterday and Saturday as
Bahamians rushed to stock up on
essentials in preparation for Hur-
ricane Hanna which is expected
to hit New Providence on
Wednesday.

KLG Investments managing
director Alex Knowles said
despite the surge in sales, Aqua-
pure has stepped up production
and will be able to meet the

"It's two things Bahamians buy

: _ when it's a hurricane — bread and yl
water. (The rush) started since

Saturday and today it's the same.
I'm sure the other water compa-
nies are going through what we're
going through but we're handling

the production well and we're .

going to be in a position to supply
all the needs of the Bahamian
people.

The company has 20 trucks on
delivery and three water depots,
with the majority of water sales
made through deliveries, Mr
Knowles said.

Gordon Turnquest, a resident
of western New Providence,
thought he was ahead of his hur-
ricane preparedness schedule
when he went grocery shopping
on Sunday. He told The Tribune
he was caught off guard when he
learned that a food-store in Cable
Beach was completely out of five
gallon water bottles on Sunday.

"There was not a five gallon

' bottle in sight when I went to the

food-store on Sunday — only the
lil' one galion bottles. I thought I
was beating the last minute rush
because they say we won't feel
any effects until mid-week, but I
guess other people had the same
idea as me," he said yesterday.
However a manager of the
Cable Beach store said there has

LOCAL NEWS

Bahamians in a rush

been an dncrease in water sales
but the store never ran out of sup-
plies. "They buying water like
crazy, since Friday, but we haven't
run out of water at least not five
gallons".

Mr Knowles said some cus-
tomers may have had difficulty
finding bottles in food-stores over
the weekend because they do not
receive water: deliveries on Sun-
days to replenish what is sold on
Saturdays.

He feels an emergency plan
should be set up between water
supplier and food-store chains that
would allow for delivery of water
on Sundays in case of emergen-
cies like hurricanes.

"Food-stores don't have a sys-
tem set up where they receive
goods on a Sunday, none of the
food-stores receive goods. (Yes-
terday) a food-store took a whole

Cruise ship arrivals rescheduled
hecause of weather conditions

THERE were no cruise ships
in. Nassau yesterday as some
delayed their arrival to other
islands because of weather con-
ditions.

Weekend cruise arrivals
went according to schedule, but
some cruise berths for the
Bahamas have been resched-
uled through the middle of this
week due to weather conditions.

Just one of eight scheduled
cruise calls was cancelled over
the weekend. Carnival’s Glory
cancelled her voyage to Nassau
on Sunday, August 31.

The Glory replaced her port
call with a sea day. However,
Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of
the Seas and the Regal Empress
kept their calls on Sunday.

The day before, five ships —
Norwegian Sky, Carnival’ s Fas-

_cination and Triumph and Roy- |

al Caribbean’s Sovereign and
Enchantment — made scheduled
calls at Nassau.

Schedule adjustments over
the next few days are:

Monday, September 1

¢ No ships in harbour in Nas-
sau

e The Carnival Sensation is
now in Grand Bahama instead
of Nassau with 2,500 passen-
gers.

e Disney Wonder is expect-
ed to call on Tuesday instead
of Monday

Tuesday, September 2

e Carnival’s Miracle is
expected in call at Nassau, as
the ship has been diverted from
its normal route.

e Carnival’s Inspiration has
cancelled, opting instead for a
sea day

¢ Royal Caribbean’s Majesty
of the Seas and Carnival’s Sen-
sation are expected to maintain
their calls at Nassau

e Disney Wonder is still
scheduled to call in Nassau as
previously indicated

e Regal Empress has can-
celled its call at Nassau

Wednesday, September 3

e Sovereign of Seas and the
Disney Magic are expected to
call at Nassau, as scheduled.

¢ Norwegian Sky and Spirit
have cancelled calls at Nassau.

¢ Carnival’s Miracle has
requested a stop at Grand
Bahama

e NCL Sky has cancelled all
voyages to Grand Bahama
(Note: NCL has cancelled its
voyages on Sky for the mid-
week thus far to Freeport, Nas-
sau and Great Stirrup Cay.
Voyages on the Spirit also have
been cancelled).





Restoration Specialist.



at a fraction of replacement cost.

Boats, Grout, Tiles, Marble & Stone



Marble Polishing, Restoration & Care
*. Wood Floor Restoration







CARPET, FURNITURE, MARBLE & TILE CARE

TRE Most THOROUGH RESTORATION & CLEANING EVER, OR THE Jos 1s Free!
NASSAU’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL, CERTIFIED STONE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE SYSTEMS.

Carpet, Upholstery, Stone and Marble ee &

Prochem Cleaning Systems removes Deep & Heavy
Soil, Bacteria, Grease, Watermarks and Stains from
Carpeting & Fumiture, restoring them to like new

© Carpet, Sofa’s, Loveseats, Chairs, Dining Chairs, Cars,

Persian, Wool & Silk Carpet Cleaning Specialist

Authorized StoneTech Professional Contractor

CALL PROCHEM BAHAMAS
PHONE: 323-8083 oc 323-1594

ONLY WE CAN DO IT RIGHT!

Peer eel ih
www prochemsystem.com * wivw.stonetechpro.com ¢ wwwlicrc.org
* psp@coralwaye.com

load off one our trucks because

they ran out on Saturday. I'm
thinking of talking with them to
see if we can come up with an
emergency plan to deliver (on
Sundays).

"But as for now, we're getting it
(water) out as fast as we can. I'll
have my.20 trucks on the road
again tomorrow," Mr Knowles
said.

Yesterday, the Central
Bahamas, Southeastern Bahamas
and the Turks and Caicos were
under a hurricane warning. This
means that hurricane conditions
are expected within the warning
area within 24 hours.

Forecasters are also watching
Tropical Storm Ike, which is pro-
jected to follow the same path as
Hurricane Hanna and may hit the

Bahamas by the weekend.

FOR 3 IN 1 LAWN SERVICE
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Pest Control

Tropical Exterminators
322-2157

















+ YOUR LOCAL MEMBER OF THE-

PROCHEM SYSTEM (sm)






wes Prices On The Island”

Donald's Furni

And Appliance Cen

SIXTH TERRACE CENTREVILLE TEL: 322-1731 OR 322-





TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 3

the Atlantic Ocean on

NOAA/AP




D, Fabulous
~ dresses
for any age



Established in 1956 by an old Baanian family

Parliament Street (near Bay St.) Tel: 322-8393 or 328-7157
¢ Fax: 326-9953

Crystal Court at Atlantis, Paradise Island Tel: 363-4161/2
Lyford Cay (Harbour Green Shops at Lyford Cay)

Tel: 362-5235

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





STORE HOURS:
Monday - Saturday

8:30am - 5:30pm,

BILLY’S DREAM
URNA:

u

wae



Thursday Aug. 28, 2008.
Tropical Storm Hanna

~ formed Thursday in the
Atlantic, northeast of the
northern Leeward Islands.


PAGE 4, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher Raitor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

_TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352 .
Circulation Department - (242) 502-2387
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398
‘Bhespate Grand Bahama: 1- (242)-352- 6608

Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

Questions raised by BTC actions

IN THE past few weeks labour leaders have
been making statements to justify a strike that

‘|. by no stretch of anyone’s imagination can be

called either legal or justified.
Despite National Congress of Trade Unions
President John Pinder’s desperate attempts to

rewrite the scenario for what took place on Bayâ„¢

Street on August 11 and in Freeport on August

_ 12, his efforts have been defeated by what —

BCPOU and BCPMU union leaders told news-
paper reporters, and what those reporters saw

with their own eyes and photographers record-

ed through their camera lenses.

Mr Pinder claimed that on the day in ques-
tion BTC employees “reported for duty, pro-
duced ‘and performed their duty, went out to
‘lunch and returned after lunch.”

Anyone who was on Bay Street shortly after
11am on August 11 and saw the chaos created

by BTC workers and their vehicles would ques- *

tion the truth of Mr Pirider’s statement. Even 11
am, or 11.30 am, is rather early to be recog-
nised as lunch time.

The staff might have reported to their offices
that morning, but they certainly didn’t report
with work in mind. According to BTC executive
vice president Kirk Griffin staff were called to
‘a union meeting at 10am and_told they should be

“prepared to take the week off.”

Leaving that meeting a fleet of BTC vehicles,
driven by those same workers, converged on
Bay Street and Paradise Island bridge, blocking
traffic and bringing all business to a halt. We still
_do not know how many tourists missed their
flights and onward connections because, accord-
ing to Mr Pinder, a number of BTC staff decid-
ed.to head in “the same direction on their enti-

tled lunch hour.” Nor do we know the cost to’

taxi drivers, stuck in the traffic jam, who missed
their fares, not to mention the many other

Bahamians who were inconvenienced because -

several hundred BTC workers decided to take
their vehicles for a stroll up Bay Street.

Mr Griffin said that because of this action,
BTC had to close its New Providence offices, so
we don’t quite know where Mr Pinder is coming
from when he tries to convince the public that
these people “produced and performed their
duty.” Unless, of course, their duty that day
was to park their vehicles in the middle of Bay
Street, pop up the hoods of those vehicles and
take a fiendish delight in thumbing their noses
at the very people who are taxed to pay their
exorbitant salaries.

Even BCPOU president Robert Farquhar-
son put the lie to Mr Pinder’s claim when he
proudly boasted to the press that when he
ordered staff to return to their offices he
instructed them not to work. When you are

.asked to do anything, he told them, say “uh-uh.”

And whatever they did, he told them, do it with
less enthusiasm. And, apparently, this is what
they did.

Again giving the lie to Mr Pinder’s claim,
that work continued after the Bay Street stroll,
BCPMU president Claude Hanna proudly
boasted that their action that day “shut down”
all BTC operations. So where is the evidence of
work before and after that lunch hour, Mr Pin-
der? No matter how much Mr Pinder hopes
the union leaders didn’t say it, or having said it,
didn’t mean it, the facts of the case'are that an
unauthorised strike “shut down” BTC on
August 11.

Now to the removal of government-owned
vehicles by the BTC staff. According to union
leader Farquharson, BTC employees who have
vehicles assigned to them are entitled to use
those vehicles on their lunch break. ~

Now let’s pause and think. BTC vehicles are
purchased, and assigned to workers to carry
out duties on behalf of the public. At no time
can these vehicles — whether during working
hours, or on lunch breaks — be used in an ille-
gal enterprise.

Now let us suppose that a group of citizens ©

with their private vehicles decided to imitate
what BTC workers did with their public vehi-
cles.

__As it is illegal to closé’or block a public thor-"

_ oughfare, the police would have descended and
* immediately arrested the private citizens for -
’ breaking the law.

If they resisted police when threatened to
have tow trucks remove them — as did the
unionists — would the police have backed
down? The answer is no. Not only would these
private citizens have been promptly arrested
for blocking a main road, but they would have
been charged with defying an officer’s orders to
move or be towed. So, why did the police back
down and not do their duty?

In this case the only difference between pri-
vate citizens blocking a public road and union-
ists was that the unionists had an industrial
agreement — with BTC, not with the public.
And if under the current Industrial Relations
Act, unionists are above the law, then that Act
has.to be amended — and quickly.

’ If the board is crippled by an agreement that
gives unionists more rights than ordinary citi-
zens, then it is about time that the police stepped
up to the plate to ensure that all citizens are
treated equally.

We have now come to a crossroads: Either all

. sections of the community have to face the con-

sequences of uncivil behaviour, or the country .
will eventually be ruled by anarchy.



Govt must

step in before

BEC ruins the

economy

awa

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I HAVE read with much
interest your Editorials over the
past two days regarding BEC
overcharging consumers for its

unreliable and inefficient ser-,

vices.

I don’t think you went far
enough to call the surcharge
what it truly is: a government
tax.

We’ve been lied to for years
that this surcharge is based on
the cost of oil — but as the price

‘of gas at the pumps dips down,
the surcharge manages to.

increase.
If BEC is allowed to continue
unfettered in billing already
constrained consumers suffer-
ing under the increased cost of
living and diminishing wages,
BEC will single-handedly dri-
ve the economy of the Bahamas
into a long, lasting recession.
Just like the USA had: George
W Bush to drive the American
economy to the brink of col-
lapse, the Bahamas hastBEC.
‘The most frustrating and dis-
gusting part of this whole dilem-
ma is government’s inability to
relate to the plight of the com-
mon worker in this country.
With all the hype and excite-
ment in the US of the Democ-
ratic convention, and many
Bahamians undeniably talking
about and supporting Barack
Obama, one had to be

letters@tribunemedia.nel



impressed with his acceptance
speech last night at the conven-
tion.

This prospective president,
though bad for the Bahamas,
seems to understand the plight
of the average American, and
promises to help alleviate the
injustices and pressures inflicted
upon them by the Bush admin-
istration.

Our politicians however talk
the talk, but have increased the
duty rates on school uniforms
and books claiming to be help-
ing the poor man.

In my mind, I am still unable
to rationalise why the current
government would increase tax-
es at the time of an economic

’ slowdown in the Bahamas.

Most learned scholars and econ-

‘omists have stated that taxes

need to be lowered during slow
times and increased during
boom times.

‘I am also. astounded why
BEC, a government corpora-
tion, must make a profit -
Bahamasair has been losing
money since its inception, but
the government hasn’t
increased the airfares to com-

_ pensate for the inefficiencies

and losses there! It truly is a sad

time in this Bahamas where
businesses ‘are closing, workers
are losing their jobs or being
laid off, just for the sake of the
eOvenimenawued utility com-
pany.

The current government
administration needs to hang
their head in shame and do
something to rectify this situa-
tion before total economic ruin
of the country. °

I encourage all Bahamian cit-
izens to call your MP’s and let
them know how you feel about
this government-legislated and
controlled tax for which you
have no representation or
recourse. ;

Through this country’s legis-
lation, you cannot purchase an

_ alternative source of electricity

in this so-called democratic
country without being prose-
cuted.

Please, for the love of God
and country Mr Ingraham, pro-
vide some relief to the down-
trodden and hurting in this
country, before it’s too late.

Just like the PLP was thrown
out for their pitiful performance
during their administration, so
too will the voters fire your par-
ty if they are not represented
by their MP’s.

DISGUSTED AND
BROKE

Nassau,

August, 2008.

Pope must turn his shame about
paedophile priests into canon law

EDITOR, The Tribune.

UNFAIR as it is, child molesta-
tion is the first thing that comes to
mind for many when they think of
Catholic priests.

It’s unfair, because there’s no
reason to believe that Roman
Catholic clergy are more prone
to paedophilia than the clergy of
other churches — or secular
authority figures who work with
youth, for that matter. s

But the Catholic church is by
far the largest denomination in
this part of the world, and any
problems among its tens of thou-
sands of priests are magnified
accordingly in the public eye.

Pope Benedict XVI, unlike
some Vatican officials of years
past, seems painfully aware of

James Catalyn & Friends |

“SUMMER MADNESS” Revue 2008
The Dundas Centre

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

IN STOCK
NOWE

‘01 HYUNDAI COUPE
‘04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Very low mileage, very clean

‘06 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Very clean
‘06 HYUNDAI TUSCON GLS
‘02 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 5dr
‘07 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 5dr
‘01 SUZUKI BALENO Pr

‘05 SUZUKIIGNIS 4
‘95 TOYOTA AVALON



‘ Regular Performances
September 10th - 13th 2008 at 8:00 p.m. nightly
Tickets $20.00
Benefit Performance for The AIDS Foundation
Tuesday 9th September at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25.00
ms Office: The Dundas Centre, telephone 393- 3728/994- 7179
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
(Reserved t tickets not collected by 3:00 pm on day
of performance will be sold)

International Company seeking to hire.

Interested persons must possess the
following:

‘Proficiency in Computer Operations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Ability to perform secretarial work
Ability to perform general odds and ends
Mail Collections ©

Bill Payments - Telephone, Electricity,
NIB and other bills

Please apply ini writing to the:
Human Resource International
394-0487 (Fax)

P.O.Box SS6411

Nassau, Bahamas



this. Before his plane had touched
down in America some four
months ago for his six day visit, he
told reporters that he was “deeply

- ashamed” by predatory priests

and considered paedophilia
“absolutely.incompatible” with
the priesthood..

“We will absolutely exclude
paedophiles from the sacred min-
istry,” he said, “It is more impor-
tant to have good priests than
many priests.”

That’s more clarity that the

Catholic church has sometimes
gotten out of the Vatican.

At times, the hierarchy in
Rome has acted as if it weren’t
aware of the magnitude of this
scandal, which has damaged the
moral credibility of the church
and leached $1 billion\out of US
dioceses in settlements and legal
costs.

‘One authoritative 2004 study
concluded that more than 4,000
priests had preyed on more than
10,000 children between 1950 and
2002.

Those statistics are spread out
over half a century, but the expo-
sure of such widespread abuse
still should have set off all kinds
of alarms in the Vatican. ©

Instead church officials from
Pope John Paul II on down have
gone wobbly in dealing with one
of the roots of the problem: bish-

ops who let known paedophiles
move to new parishes while doing
nothing to alert congregations to
the threat. ;

One prominent American
church leader, Cardinal Bernard
Law, was forced to resign for tol-
erating paedophiles.

But Law was then appointed
to a prestigious position in the
Vatican — a slap in the face to
many Catholics outraged by his
role in the scandals. ’

The Pope’s comments four
months ago sounded unequivo-
cal. The next question is whether
“absolutely”. really means
“absolutely” when it comes to
purging the clergy of molesters.

In church law, certain offences
automatically bar a man from the
priesthood.

These include murder, attempt-
ed suicide and self-mutilation. But
as this scandal has demonstrated
all too abundantly, the proven
molestation of innocent children
doesn’t automatically bar the
molesters from “the sacred min-

_ istry.”

Better late than never. This will
be a good time for Benedict XVI
to turn the shame he feels into
canon law.

JERRY ROKER
Nassau,
August 31, 2008.

WOOD AND COLD-FORMED STEEL

TRUSSES

* DESIGN
° ENGINEERING
*¢ COMPETITIVE PRICING

FAST BIDDING INFORMATION

361-7764

Road to City Dump after Premix
Email:ggongora@coralwave.com

AUTHORIZED
MANUFACTURER


THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 5



Grand Bahama —

power blackout.

attributed to

lightning storm

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter : i

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand:
Bahama Power Company offi- :
cials have attributed the week- :
end’s island-wide blackout to a ;
lightning storm that past over :

the island Friday evening.

According to the Power }
Company, the main generation :

plant shut down around 6.50pm
because of lighting strikes near ;

r

the facility, causing the black- :

out.

Residents were without pow- :

er for several hours. For some, :
the power interruption occurred }
in the middle of the preparation :
of dinner, and many persons :
had to resort to small gas hurri- :

cane stoves.

Officials reported that power
restoration began at around }
8.15pm. It was fully restored at i

1ipm.

“Immediately, the plant’ s

staff went out to survey the :
plant for any damage, while T :
and D (transmission and distri- :
‘bution) crews were mobilised :
to check the sub-stations for safe :

energising.

“Once we confirmed there :
- was no damage and it was safe :
to restore power, the restora- :
tion began at approximately :
8.15pm,” said a company rep- }

resentative.

The Power Company said }
power was restored to the island :
on a priority basis, with the :
majority of the island returning :

to service by 11pm.

Management, staff and crew
worked through the weekend :

on. resolving individual prob- : |

lems.

The Grand. Bahama Power

Company apologised for the :
inconvenience caused to the :
public, but wanted to assure res- :
idents that plant shutdown mea- :
sures are in place to prevent :
costly damage to the generators :
and are in keeping with industry :

standards.

Following the power outage, :
some residents have experi- }
enced problems with their elec- :
tronic appliances, such as tele- :

vision sets and telephones... ... :-
Power officials have noted : ».

that Friday night’s blackout was :
unrelated to the Thursday
evening problems, which have

been resolved.

The company is asking any-
one who has additional prob- :
lems to contact its.24-hour call :

centre at 352-8411.

Grand Bahama Power Com- }
pany Ltd. is a totally integrated. :
utility company serving the }
island’s 50,000 residents and :
commercial establishments from :
east to west. The company :
employs more than 200 Bahami- :
ans and has one of the lowest :

electricity rates in

the :

Caribbean. For more informa- }
tion about Grand Bahama Pow- j ;
. er Company please visit:

www.gb-power.com

CLAIMS that a young pupil was sex-
ually assaulted by two older boys at Yel-
low Elder Primary School have been
denied by the school principal and the

Ministry of Education.

A caller featured on Ortland Bodie's
radio show Real Talk Live on More 94
yesterday morning claimed the young
girl was molested by two sixth grade
boys at the school in Yellow Elder Gar-
dens. He complained there was no

LOCAL NEWS

Claims of sexual assault
of young pupil denied

caller said.

police investigation of the incident.
Rather than involving the police, the

school arranged for parents of the chil-

dren involved to discuss the matter, the

However, school principal Catherine
McPhee, who has been Yellow Elder
Primary’s principal for six years, said
there is no truth to the allegations.

She said: "I can't imagine that I would
forget having a meeting with parents

over something like that, and I have
checked with the guidance councillor,
but we are at a loss.

"If we had had a case like that we
would have to contact the police
because we have been told that is what
we would be expected to do."

Mrs McPhee said she will investigate
the matter further today, and find out if
there was any incident at the school
which could have caused the allegation.

port.

"I cannot begin to think where this
story could have originated," she said.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry
of Education Elma Garraway said the
principal has the government's full sup-

She said: "The minister and the direc-
tor of education and I don't know where
the caller got this information from as it
is a matter not known to the school or
the government."

Preventable diseases ‘account for half
clinical, home visits in Family Islands’

m@ By MATT MAURA



CHRONIC, non-communi-
cable diseases such as dia-
betes, strokes and hyperten-
sion are accounting for almost
50 per cent of the more than
1,500 clinical and home visits
conducted by medical person-
nel in Acklins, Crooked Island
and Long Cay, Minister of
Health Dr Hubert Minnis
said.

The same can be said of

- Eleuthera, where health pro-

fessionals there report that the
two “most common” chronic,
non-communicable diseases
are diabetes and hypertension,
which has. resulted in
increased demand for medi-
cines to treat these diseases.
Dr Minnis’ disclosure came
during a recent visit to the
Acklins, Crooked Island and
Long Cay area, at which time
the minister, accompanied by
senior health officials from the
Ministry of Health and the

Department of Public Health |

and on-island healthcare
teams, toured community
healthcare centres/clinics.
The minister’s visit is part
of a tour he embarked upon
which is expected to result in
the streamlining of the health-
care infrastructure and sys-
tems in the various Family

- Islands.

Dr Minnis scheduled visits
to additional Family Islands
to gain “first-hand” knowl-
edge of any: deficiencies
and/or shortages in the health-
care system in the Family
Islands.

The campaign to halt the
current increase in CNCDs,

URGENT NOTICE

DUE TO THE PROJECTED PATH OF
HURRICANE HANNA, ALL PERSONS
WITH VEHICLES STORED AT KELLY’S
DOCK EAST ST. NORTH NASSAU, ARE

URGENTLY REQUESTED TO COLLEC
eS

WE REGRET THAT WE WILL NOT
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS
SUSTAINED WHILE ON OUR
PREMISES.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR
CUSTOMER SERVICE
ety VN
AT 242 322-2142 FOR MORE
INFORMATION.



Minister of Health visits Acklins,
Crooked Island, Long Cay



which can be prevented with
the right combination of
healthy living, diet and exer-
cise, has become a focal point
of Dr Minnis, the Ministry of
Health and the Department
of Public Health.

Component

The minister said healthy

-living should be a necessary

component of every family
and individual within the
Bahamas, considering the fact
that life expectancy is now
longer.

“Enjoying a good quality of
life is very important when we
begin to talk about living
longer life spans and so per-
sons should stand up and take
notice of what we are saying

to them with regards to

healthy living, proper diets
and exercise,” Dr Minnis said.

“For example, if a person
suffers a stroke at the age of

40, they may live an addition- _

al 30 to 40 years and may have
a long life, but their quality of
life will be impacted. The
same goes for a person suffer-
ing from diabetes who may
have to have a leg amputated
as a result of the disease, or
someone suffering from one
of the other illnesses associ-
ated with CNCDs such as
hypertension,” Dr Minnis
added.

Dr Minnis said health offi-
cials have developed and
implemented a national edu-
cation and awareness pro-
gramme that has been

designed: to, promote. healthy -
living, diet and exercise: among ~~

Bahamians.’The programme
also includes instruction in
proper food preparation
methods which plays a large
role in healthy eating.

The minister said it is a’

proven fact that healthy liv-
ing, proper diet, exercise and
education and awareness can

have a positive impact in ~

reducing the number of
CNCDs. He said the increase

in CNCDs is not unique to the:

Bahamas, but is indeed a
regional and global phenome-
non.

Programmes

“We have developed a plan
that calls for even more edu-
cational and awareness pro-
grammes; more dietary pro-
grammes and more wellness
programmes than we already
have in place to the point
where people across the

: Bahamas will be forced to pay:
‘even greater attention as we

continue to combat the grow-
ing numbers of tN Dr

Hubert Minnis



Minnis said.
“I think people are begin-
ning to realise how important

it is to live healthier lifestyles

because the prevalence of
CNCDs is not just a problem
in the Bahamas, but it is a .
challenge that exists world-
wide,” Dr Minnis added.

Nigerian man fined and sentenced to
three months after admitting to fraud

m@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

A NIGERIAN man was
fined $2,000 and sentenced
to three months in prison
yesterday after admitting to
credit card fraud.

Lwazia Ayanda Madondo
alias Iyke Chiazor of Nige-
tia admitted in Magistrate’s
Court yesterday that he used
the credit card information
of other persons to pay his
bills.

Madondo was arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five in Bank
Lane. He was charged with
two counts of credit by false
pretenses.

According to court dock-
ets, it was alleged that on
Monday, June 2, upon incur-
ring a debt to Cable
Bahamas on Robinson Road,
Madondo obtained credit in
the amount of $400.

A second count of the
same charge alleged that on
Monday, July 21 while at
Marsh Harbor Abaco, upon
incurring a debt at Cable
Bahamas, Madondo
obtained credit in the
amount of $300.

Modondo, who was not
represented by an attorney,
pleaded guilty to both
charges.



Prosecution

According to the prosecu-
tion, Madondo, who resided
in Abaco, had admitted to
police that he obtained per-
sons credit card information
via the Internet and used the
information to help his wife
pay their bills.

‘The accused, who told the

TROPICAL
EXTERMINATORS

ETE
PHONE: 322-2157



court that he did not have a
job, asked the magistrate for
leniency saying: “This is the
most foolish thing I have
ever done.”

Immigration officials told
the court that Madondo did
not have any status in the
Bahamas. Madondo claimed

the he is married to a
Bahamian, however Magis-
trate Rolle told him that that
did not automatically make
him a Bahamian. ,

Madondo was sentenced to
three months in prison on

. the. first count of credit by

false pretenses and fined

a TO SCHOOL! Ta

\ Bank
Financing
= Available

FO SCHOOL!!! BACK TO ae

$2,000 on the second count.
Failure to pay the fine
-would result in an additional
three month term of impris-
onment.

Magistrate. Rolle also
ordered that Madondo be
deported after he serves his
prison sentence.

ord Party
Insurance

nel'd, Throug

Quai Motes
Honda
INSPIRE'S/SABER'S

Starting at $5,695 90 +up
=, Come make an offer on
our local trade ins

Located: Thompson Blvd

a=)

Sat. 8a.m.

325-0881/2 Open: Mon-Fri. 8a.m. - 5: AUS
- 12noon


PAGE 6, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



% LOCAL NEWS

Bahamas looks ahead
to Carifesta i in 2010

Rotary Club of West
Nassall president
announces new
singing competition |

@ By LLOYD ALLEN



PRESIDENT of the Rotary Club of West Nassau
Michael Hepburn on Thursday announced the
launch of its first ever “BAHAMIAN STARS”
singing competition.

During a recent visit to the Rotary Club of Boca
Raton, Mr Hepburn says members were first
exposed and impressed with a community fundrais-
er there called Future Stars.

Future Stars, which is arranged in a similar for-
“mat to American Idol, helps in discovering singing
“stars, and goes further by promoting and facilitating
“community development.

Rotary directors have since decided that a similar

“programme be introduced locally and have titled it, ,

“Bahamian Stars.”

© Offered to young Bahamians between the ages of

“15 and 25, directors promise “the programme will
be one of a kind.” »

: Programme

, “We launch this new and exciting programme —
Bahamian Stars — which will seek out

‘young Bahamians from all walks of life, to come
forward and showcase their'talents,” says Mr Hep-

‘burn.

' Partnering with the Rotary in this recent
“venture are: BTC, ZNS, and the Dept of

“Culture.

With the Broadcasting Corporation providing the
forum for the new show to be viewed by people
throughout the islands, Bahamian Stars will also
‘provide online interactive features.

BTC, in its capacity as a communications
‘provider, will assist with the incorporation of view-
er interactive features such as web voting, online
‘discussions, and promotions for the new all
Bahamian show.

_, Set to air on October 10, organisers say interested
persons can obtain registration forms from any of
ithe 14 Subway locations, any City Market store, or
can send an email request to
‘mhepburn242@msn.com.

Finalists for the competition will win such prizes
‘as cash, various scholarships to the College of The
‘Bahamas and laptop computers.

. The overall winner will receive among various
prizes, an opportunity to compete internationally at
the Future Star Finale.





Charles Maynard



WHEN the Bahamas opens its arms in
2010 to welcome artists from the
Caribbean, officials there will do so in
the warm and festive style for which the
chain of Caribbean islands is known.

Some of this was on display on Sun-
day. August 31, at the Guyana National
Stadium as the curtain came down on
CARIFESTA X and the Minister of State
in The Bahamas Ministry of Culture, Mr
Charles Maynard, accepted the CAR-
IFESTA scroll from Guyana’s Minister of
Culture Youth and Sport, Dr Frank
Anthony.

Ushered in by the sounds of a typical
Bahamas Junkanoo band, Dr Anthony
accepted the CARIFESTA scroll from
the CARIFESTA X Artistic. Director,
Dr Paloma Mohammed, and read the
content before handing it over to Mr
Maynard to a huge cheer from the crowd.

In accepting the responsibility of host-
ing CARIFESTA XI, Mr Maynard
stressed that Guyana had done an out-
standing job in hosting the just concluded
CARIFESTA X. On behalf of The
Bahamas, he thanked the Guyana Govy-

ernment for offering to host the festival
when “unforeseen circumstances” pre-
vented The Bahamas from hosting the
event.

He expressed. appreciation for the
insights and guidance offered by officials
in Guyana, in particular the Minister of
Culture, whom Mr Maynard said had
filled large shoes for the past year.

“Guyana has taken CARIFESTA toa
new level and we must now take the
baton and run with it,” said Mr Maynard.

He said The Bahamas fully supports
the goal of CARIFESTA which is the
building of cultural industries to be viable
economic entities.

“We pledge our full support for CAR.
IFESTA and we proudly reaffirm our
commitment of hosting the Caribbean in
our beautiful archipelago in 2010,” said
Mr Maynard.

The Minister described CARIFESTA
X as a “joyous celebration” and that
Guyana had given the region an example
of a successful CARIFESTA. He added
that the challenge for The Bahamas was
to do likewise.

~The second Bahamas
agribusiness Expo Set

â„¢ By GLADSTONE
THURSTON

FARMERS and animal
breeders throughout the
islands are busily preparing
for the second Bahamas Agri-
cultural, Marine Resources
and Agribusiness Expo.

Hosted by the Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources and Bahamas Agri-

cultural’ and Industrial, (Cor-

2.5L Common Rail

Diesel, Automatic
a Leather Interior
_ Tpassanger

J °33, 300°




831,300°

2.5L Common Rail
Diesel, Automatic _

During the Ford Model Year Clearance you can experience the best deals of the year. Don’t miss the truly
amazing opportunity to get behind the wheel of the most stylish vehicles on the road.




Available at




FRIENDLY MOTORS CO. LTD

THOMPSON BOULEVAR : ¢ TEL.: 356-7100 » FAX: 328-6094
EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.. me WEBC'TE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com





poration (BAIC), the expo’s
theme is “Improving food
security”.

The three-day national
event will be.held at New
Providence’s Gladstone Road
Agricultural Centre, beginning
next February 26.

The expo is part of the min-
istry and BAIC’s mandate to
promote food security in the
Bahamas.

It will bring together veg-
etables, root crops, fruits, and
ornamental plant producers;
food and drink manufactur-
ers; livestock breeders; and
marine resource harvesters in
friendly competition to height-
en the public’s awareness of
the wide variety and high
quality of Bahamian-produced
commodities.

This event will expose
entrepreneurs, students and
interested persons to innova-
tive agricultural strategies,
best practices and agricultural
demonstrations, a release
from the ministry stated.

Greenhouse technique,
hydroponic systems, propaga-
tion and hybridisation meth-
ods will be featured.

“The ministry is committed
to strengthening agribusiness
in the Bahamas and to posi-

‘tion this industry as a funda-

mental pillar of our econo-
my,” stated the release.
“This thrust to promote
agribusiness initiatives will
attract foreign investors to
partner with local entrepre-







_ fundamental pillar of

our economy. This
thrust to promote

foreign investors to
partner with local
entrepreneurs as well
as encourage import
substitutions.”



neurs as well as encourage
import substitutions.”

During the expo, there will
be seminars and discussions
to identify and proffer possible
solutions to the challenges
confronting food production
and how the Bahamas can
attain a greater degree of food
security.

. “Tn light of the food securi-
ty issues around the world
where food exporting coun-

tries have significantly reduced

their exports or have exported
at exorbitant prices,” stated
the ministry, “it is imperative
that we begin to introspec-
tively examine the issue of
reasonable food security.
“The expo would prove to

Cashiers,
Crew Members, &
Maintenance

SEAGRAPES LOCATION
(PRINCE CHARLES DRIVE)

Apply during store hours.
No phone calls.

It’s wanaay better than fast food. It’s Ren ae





be an excellent arightaton for
new and mature farmers and
other agribusiness persons
concerned about product
quality and standards.

“Additionally, as market
access is a major concern of
producers, it is expected that -
as a result of the exhibition,
contacts will be made with
buyers from the hospitality
industry, wholesalers gnd
retailers.” ae

The Ministry will take ‘hs
opportunity to target poten-
tial young farmers, especially
those in junior and senior high
schools.

“Our partnership with the
Ministry of Education will
provide students and teachers
involved in agricultural and
home economic studies, prac-
tical experience, cutting edge
techniques, and strategies that
will enhance their knowledge,
and stimulate and solidify

. their aspirations within the

agricultural sector.
“The exposure of students

‘to the various activities should

begin the process of creating a
sustainable and dynamic cadre
of young people who will take
up the mantle of food pro-
duction and processing) and
other agribusiness endeavors
for future generations of
Bahamians.

“We are looking to attract
hardworking and committed
young persons who can func-
tion competitively in local
industries while adhering to
global health safety and qual-
ity standards.”

The ministry said it strongly
encourages everyone to take
full advantage of “this infor-
mative, and life transforming
expo, that is expected to
heighten our awareness, and
force us to rethink, re-tool,
and revisit our vision for our
food security capabilities well
into the future”.

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

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

IUESVAY, SEPT EMBEH 2, 2008, PAGE /



LOCAL NEWS



sellyourtlcopyllo fl The Tribunelénl :
foourfourthtannulto §

‘Dangerous lack’ of working



hydrants sparks fire warning

AT least 80 per cent of homes
and businesses in New Provi-
dence lack proper fire protection
because of a shortage of working
hydrants, it was claimed yester-
day.

And if another major blaze
were to strike Bay Street, fire-
fighters would have the same
water access problems they faced
during the straw market inferno

. seven year©s ago.

This was revealed by airline
captain Anthony Dean, who has
been urging government for years
to take action on what he calls a

‘dangerous lack of working
hydrants on the island.

Some s1b-divisions, he claimed,
have no hydrants at all. Other
parts of tae-island — including the
downtown area — are virtually
unprotected because nothing has
been done to instal new hydrants
or maintain existing ones.

“The fact is,’ Mr Dean told -

The Tribune yesterday, “that if
another major fire were to occur
in Bay Street or Mackey Street,
where a shopping centre was hit
in 2006, firefighters would find

themselves with exactly the same

protlems as before.
“The Ministry of Works is
responsible for these hydrants,
4 but no-one is checking. I would

say 80 per cent of the homes and

businesses on this island have no_

proper protection.”

Captain Dean’s comments
come exactly seven years after
fire devastated the old straw mar-
ket on Bay Street. On Septem-
ber 4, 2001, as flames swept
through the building, firefighters
had problems getting water, even

though the sea was only yards

away.
Concern

During the Mackey Street
plaza blaze on July 29, 2006, a
foam truck was rushed from the
airport, automatically downgrad-
ing the terminal on a day when
two British Airways 747s were
arriving and departing, said Cap-
tain Dean.

“This was in ‘breach of inter-
national aviation regulations,” he
added, “as adequate fire-fighting
provision has to be in place when
large planes like 747s are using
the airport.”

Concern about inadequate
hydrant provision has been
expressed before, but Captain
Dean’s comments are based on
first-hand knowledge of fire-fight-
ing requirements and a study of

the hydrant deficiency.

“We are 50 years behind the
times,” he said. “The police and
firemen are not to blame. They
are doing their best in the cir-
cumstances, but we are using
hydrants that were laid during

colonial times.

“Nothing is being done to
upgrade the system or to maintain
existing hydrants properly.”

He said an oil bunker, electrical
or paint store fire on the island
would create major. problems
because the only foam-carrying
equipment is based at the airport.

“Tf this equipment had to be
taken from the airport, then tech-
nically it would mean closing
down the airport because it would
have no proper protection from
an aircraft accident.”

He added: “The fellows at the |

‘airport are.on needles and pins
over this situation. The police are
frustrated. They are being told
there is no money.”
_ He said working hydrants
should be installed to cover all
built-up areas on the island, with
four-times-a-year maintenance
programmes in place to ensure
they are up to scratch at all times.
One non-functioning hydrant

_is near the Free National Move-

ment headquarters in Mackey

Thousands of students return to
school campuses in Grand Bahama

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

FREEPORT — Thousands of students returned to
school campuses throughout Grand Bahama yes-
terday for the beginning of the new school year.

The new junior high school in Freeport, which
was vandalised two weeks ago, opened as sched-

uled following costly repairs.

” _. Hezekiah Dean, superintendent of schools in the
Freeport District, could not be reached for com-
ment on Monday.

Mr Dean, however, initially reported that the

school was expecting an enrolment of just over 300 _

seventh graders.

Teachers and administrators reported to school
today, and students are scheduled to return to the
classrooms over the next couple of days.

Two weeks ago, vandals broke into the new school ~

next to St Georges’ High. The culprits sprayed red
paint on the walls and set fire to various areas in the
administration building, causing other damage.

The school contractors were able to complete
repairs in time for the opening of school. Mr Dean
conducted a final inspection of the school on Sunday.
Sandra Edgecombe, superintendent of schools out-
side of the Freeport District, was reportedly out
making rounds at-her schools and was unavailable
for comment up to press time.

Private schools on Grand Bahama reported a
smooth opening:day.

Robert Nabb, principal of Mary Star of the Sea

Primary, said the Catholic institution has an enrol- -



ment of 360 students, which included 50 new stu-
' dents. “The first day went wonderfully well and stu-

dents were bright and eager to get back to school,”
he said. Mr Nabb said that school ended half-day
yesterday. Paula Bevans-Hanna, vice principal at
Grand Bahama Catholic High, reported that the
high school opened with an enrolment of 300 stu-
dents, which included 100 new students.

“Our students were really excited to be back to
see old friends and all of our teachers were here
and ready for school,” she said.

Mrs Hanna said that the first day of school start-
ed with Morning Devotions for students and teach-
ers. She also said that students were assigned to
homerooms, where they received their schedules,
rules, and other information from the school hand-
book to guide them throughout the school year.

Anita Doherty, principal at Bishop Michael Eldon
Anglican High School, reported that the opening of
school went very well.

“Everyone assembled in the auditorium at 9am for
our First Mass and then students went to their home-
rooms where they got their timetables and rules,”
she said. She said that students wasted no time and
started their first classes after lunch.

Although Mrs Doherty said she did know the
total student enrolment at the time, she reported that
the school received some 77 new seventh graders this
year. “We are looking forward to an excellent school
year,” she said.

-. The Tribune contacted the Lewis Yard Primary
and Jack Hayward High, but was unable to speak
with the principals of those schools, who were said to
be in meetings. :

Literacyliglalbridetfremiin: ryt
toolfiforlldailyflifelinmodernils
velopment raster

Tim Clarke/T ribune staff

A hydrant in Collins Avenue.

Street, he said. “In my profession,
there are rules and regulations,
but I don’t understand if these
government agencies believe in
going by the rules. They don’t
appear to pay attention.”

Captain Dean said if another
major fire broke out on Bay
Street, it would be a calamity, yet

‘the shallow water table on the

island meant hydrant bore-holes

could be provided at only $15,000
a time. In addition, all public
buildings should have sprinkler
systems and properly located fire-
extinguishers, with staff trained
in how to use them, he said.

The Permanent Secretary for

, the Ministry of Public Works and

Transport was unavailable to
comment before The Tribune
went to press last night: ,




WES VeTCCn
Interpol tells
police of alleged
ONS MALIKI!

A GERMAN, wanted by
Interpol, is being questioned by
Immigration officials after he filed
a complaint with the police,
claiming that someone may have
attempted to rob him over the
weekend.

According to Chief Superin-
tendent Glen Miller, the German
resident, who is vacationing in
the Bahamas was living on a small
sailboat anchored off Arawak
Cay with his wife and young
daughter.

Sometime around 8pm on Fri-
day, the German said that he was
onboard his sailboat when he
noticed another man onboard.
Not knowing the individual —’
and claiming that the other man
appeared to be wearing a police
uniform — the German hopped
overboard and hid in the water.

After some time had passed, a
dingy approached the sailboat
and the other man got into it and
left in the direction of Beaw ak
Cay.

The following morning, the
German resident telephoned a
local friend and went to the Cen-
tral Police Station where he filed
a complaint.

Investigations into the matter
continue. .



Credit Suisse, Nassau Branch

Private Banking

is presently considering applications for

Head of Credit Risk Management

The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:

Qualifications:

4

- University Degree or equivalent

Experience: »
- Sound international banking background with 7 to 10 years in credit risk

management

- Strong understanding of Private Banking Business —

- Technical product knowledge of various credit products

- Excellent knowledge of Globus Banking System

- Well versed in Swiss banking practices and. standards:

- Solid experience in Project Management
- PC Literacy (MS Word, Access, and Excel)

Personal Qualities:
_ - Strong analytical skills

- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

- Highly motivated with a commitment to service excellence

- Must possess excellent management and leadership skills

- Strong communication skills and one of the following languages would be an
advantage: German, Spanish, Italian and French

- Analyze and approve international credit applications

- Ensure.a high quality of credit portfolio and limit credit risk through diversified
collateral and adequate margin requirements
_~ Identify potential risks and suggest improvements regarding controls, systems
in use and business management

- Support relevant Head Office projects as credit expert; SOX, Basel 11, Risk

Saver International, TLS

- Provide overall leadership, direction and control to the credit function
- Implement local credit policies based on Head Office policies
- Ensure correct risk ratings are recorded in Globus System

r

Benefits provided include:
- Competitive salary and performance bonus

- Pension Plan

- Health and Life Insurance

- Ongoing internal and external career development/raining program

Applications should be submitted to:

Human Resources Department

P. O. Box N-4928
Facsimile: 356-8148

DEADLINE: 12 September, 2008



CREDIT SUISSE
PAGE 8, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

. 4 ' ?
3

Crooks target businesses
with fake cheques

Hanna hits
southeastern _
Bahamas

_ FROM page one

In Cat Island, the Exumas,

Long Island, Rum Cay, San Sal-
vador, Ragged Island, Long Cay, ':
Mayaguana and Inagua, winds :
exceeding 73mph, heavy rain }

generating flooding and large
ocean swells may hit tonight,
and are expected within the next
two days.

* Should the storm take a turn

to the west-northwest today as
expected, warnings could be }
issued, for the northwest }

, Bahamas.
Residents of New Providence,
Grand Bahama, Abaco,

Eleuthera, Andros, Bimini and :
the Berry Islands are advised to :
carry on as normal while con- :
tinuing to monitor the storm and }
be prepared to take quick action :
should the hurricane change :

course and increase speed.

Hanna is the fourth named
storm of the 2008 hurricane sea- :

son.

until Wednesday or Thursday.

A NEMA spokeswoman said :
yesterday: “It is slow moving so :
that is a major,concern as it is }
gathering strength. There has :
been excessive flooding in :
Mayaguana and we have been :
trying our best to move people

into shelters.”

Small craft operators in the }
central and southeast Bahamas :
should remain in port and those :
at sea are urged to seek safe har- ;
bour, the NEMA spokeswoman :

said.

_ Defence Force officers will
be pre-deployed to islands in the :
hurricane’s direct path and :

‘ Social Services officers will be

deployed to shelters throughout :
the southeastern Bahamas to :
ensure food, clothes, and emo- :
tional support.is provided to :

families in need.

Princess Margaret Hospital :
has cancelled all outpatient ser- :
vices and elective surgeries until :
further notice due to Hurricane : ©

., Hanna.

Patients holding appoint-
ments for these services are
asked to contact the relevant :
clinics to rose eae their :

appointment times. «

i
i

FROM page one

police have confiscated counterfeit cheques

masquerading as official Bank of the. :

Bahamas and First Caribbean drafts.

The officer said police have confiscated
some $30,000 in fake cheques i in the past
few months.

"We've got several complaints concern-
ing those fraudulent manager's cheques.
They're going to these unsuspecting mer-
chants, buying bulk items, presenting fraud-
ulent manager's cheques to purchase the
items with. So we're requesting that these
merchants pay special attention, scrutinise
the document that is being presented to
them.

"If one would pay careful attention to
details on these manager's cheques, the

' quality of the paper that is being presented

to them and if they are familiar with deal-
ing with this type of draft, then they should

become suspicious of any deviation from

the norm, Whether the colour is different,
the typing is different and the quality of the
paper — and they will be able to tell right
away that something is different."

The Commercial Crimes Unit is also
investigating the circulation of fake cheques
from a number of government entities
which crooks pass off to foodstores and
small businesses, the officer said.

"They're now forging company cheques
like (government entities) and they're
going around to the food-stores with them
and they're normally \ under the $500 mark
so the merchant won't suspect at the time
it is presented to them."

The officer said it is important that front-
line cashiers pay extra attention because in
many instances the fraud i is not detected

until the cheques reach a bank for pro-
cessing.

Bank of the Bahamas President Paul
McWeeney said his institution has not
noticed a "proliferation" of fake bank

‘cheques, but is aware that some counter-

feits have made it past front-line teller
scrutiny.

However he said, Bank of the
Bahamas has not incurred any financial
losses as the fake cheques are normally
deposited and noticed during the clearing
process.

"I'm not aware that it is as significant as
you're talking about. But usually man-
ager's. cheques are deposited anyway so it
goes through a clearing process so you
have about four days to verify if they're

THE TRIBUNE

authentic or not. Usually that period is suf-
ficient,time to determine that."

In an effort to enhance cheque security,
the Clearing Banks Association is launch-
ing the Automated Clearing House by the
end of the year, Mr McWeeney said.

"With the ACH coming on board now as
well, a lot of these cheques will now
become standardised in terms of appear-
ance and also security features to better
determine at the front-line if cheques are
good or not."

In the interim, merchants are being
warned to be vigilant when dealing with
cheques and follow-up on suspicious cus-
tomers with banks.

"The only advice I can tell merchants if
they suspect a (cheque) to be fraudulent
just call the bank before you process that
transaction, to confirm whether they issued
the draft (number) and they will be able to
tell you by a few clicks of the button if that
draft was issued to the name of the payee
on the cheque," said the police officer.

The erratic hurricane was }
upgraded from Tropical Storm :
status at 3pm yesterday, despite :
Sunday’s predictions it would :
remain a disorganised storm }

MON Me

FROM page one

Double hurricane
threat to

Bahamas

be hitting the Bahamas this weekend as Hurricane Ike carrying sus-

tained winds of at least 80 mph.

By Thursday morning, the same day Hurricane Hanna is predict-

ed to be exiting the northern Bahamas through Grand Bahama and
North Abaco, Ike is expected to form into a hurricane, and be only ;

three days away from making landfall.

As of last night, Tropical Storm Ike was 18 degrees north, 41.6 :
degrees west in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Ike is moving :
west-northwest at 40mph, but is forecast to be moving at 80mph by :
8am Saturday, when its centre is estimated to be at coordinates 23.5 }

north, 68.5 west.
On Saturday morning Hurri

cane Ike will be 321 miles from
Mayaguana, 418 miles from San Salvador, 505 miles from Great :

Exuma and 633 miles from New Providence.

_ FROM page one

‘ ties, and the mother of a:son - ©

who attends the high school in

-North Andros is concerned their

stubborn presence will impact
her son's education.

She said: "Both teachers have
been a problem since they start-
ed at the schools so the Ministry
of Education transferred them
out, and we want to know why

_ they can't get them to leave.

"Parents are concerned. We
have our children at these
schools and it is compromising
their education," she claimed.

The mother, who does not
want to be named, said the com-
munity. was so concerned about
the stubborn presence of the
teachérs, members of the church
walked around school campuses
praying for seven days.

"It's terrible," the mother

©

Call for transferred

teachers to be
ordered to leave

said. "But my thing is why can't :
the Ministry of Education :
enforce their regulations? Why :

do other people have to leave
when they can't leave? Why are
they still here?

"The Ministry's responsibili- :
ty to us is to deal with the situa-’ :

tion at hand."

Permanent Secretary for the
Ministry of Education Elma :

Garraway assured parents the’
matter would be dealt with.
She said:

ulations prescribed.

"The teachers are still
employed and are being :

~ deployed elsewhere."

Beautiful

aS os






os Kisskadee Lyrive

West of Orange Hill

Jogging Trails *

Beach, West Bay Street

i
}
j
}
i
}
3
t
i
}
3
:
¢
i
:
}
%
:
%
}
3
3
i

j
us

COMPLETED INFRASTRUCTURE

INCLUDES:

¢ Paved Roads « Water & Sewerage
Phone * Cable ® Electricity * Street Lights

RECREATIONAL PARK
INCLUDES:

Tennis Courts * Ornamental Pond

Playground * Basketball
Court Gazebos * Grills

Lot sizes starting at 65x101
Prices starting at $106,500

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

"We are aware of i
this matter and are dealing with :
it according to the rules and reg- :

Electricity bills should
— decrease next month

FROM page one

He said that this decrease is like-
ly to be the start of a “down trend”,
although it is too early to say what
exactly the surcharge will be.

Mr Neymour was responding to
complaints from Bahamians whose
fears are escalating that soon they
might not be able to pay their bills
as their electricity costs, despite
attempts to cut back, are dramati-
cally increasing.

People have been particularly
outspoken about the price of the
fuel they are using by comparison

‘to the surcharge that is added to it

— some expressing a sense of
injustice that the surcharge, added
on by the corporation, is now more
than double the cost of the fuel
itself.

One Cable Beach resident said
that although she lives alone, her

_. BEC bill is over $800 — with “$320

for the actual fuel, but $487 for the
fuel surcharge.”
“How am I supposed to pay
that? I can’t pay that,” she said.
In August the Corporation’s sur-

charge was 24.794 cents per kilo-.

watt-hour. This was up from 16.49
cents in March and totally eclipses
the 4.6237 cents per kilowatt-hour
being charged in February 2005.
Yesterday Mr Neymour empha-
sised that the surcharge is out of
the corporation’s. hands. — being.

based on the fluctuations of the

cost of oil on the world market.
He added:that the reason why

Bahamians have not yet felt the |
‘benefits of global oil costs, which

recently dipped in the wake of his-
toric peaks, is because the elec-
tricity they are being supplied is
still being produced from reserves
of oil that BEC bought at those
higher prices some time ago.
“There is a lag in the effects of
the cost of fuel increases, for

instance if the cost of fuel interna-
tionally were to increase in the

month of June the effect of that :
‘increase might not be felt until

August or September, and if it
decreases, vice versa.”

Despite these recent fluctua-
tions, Mr Neymour explained that
the overall upward trend over the
last five years has seen BEC’s
annual fuel bill soar from $80 mil-
lion in 2002 to $220 million in
2007.

He told The Tribune that BEC
traditionally sees more people fail-
ing to meet their bill payments in
the expensive Summer period
when demand for electricity
increases and parents have to wor-
ry about back-to-school costs.

But although the corporation is
“sensitive to the costs that indi-
viduals incur at this time,” never-
theless, the corporation is also in
an “extremely poor financial situ-
ation at present.”

_ The Minister denied, however,
that BEC’s financial woes and
Government’s intention to priva-
tise the corporation have played
any part in the increase in the fuel
surcharge added to customer’s
bills,

“That’s completely out of the
question,” he said, pointing to the
fact that BEC is required to pre-
sent audited financial statements
for public scrutiny as a defence
against such practices.

A $6,000 electriity bill inspired
a spokesperson from Skans Cafe
downtown, to sugzest. that gov-
ernment consider granting busi-
nesses a temporary break from
the fuel surcharge so that they can
continue to operate with their nor-
mal complement of staff.
In response Mr Neymour point-
ed out that “someone would have
to pick up that added fuel
cost,” and asked: “Who should it
be?”

Investigation launched into allegations
officers stole $9,000 from vehicle

FROM page one

$9,000 was missing from his car. The driver managed to catch up with
the Maxima and asked for the return of the money. He was given

$290 and told to “go,”

“While these reports are’ “quite serious,” Commissioner Ferguson cau-
tioned that their investigation into the matter could go “either way”.

“The investigation can determine whether these officers are culpa-
ble or if someone is being malicious. But there is no doubt that with the
absence of credibility in the police, the force will be rendered useless.

“We have a duty to the Bahamian people and we have to keep our
organization as corruption proof as possible. People are coming forward
and letting us know what is happening, and when people come forward
and make these allegations we have a duty to see if there is any cred-

ibility to what is being said.

“And if we find that these things have substance, one way or: the oth-
er, either it will exonerate someone or someone will feel the weight of

the law,” he said.

Unconfirmed reports of PMH
interns taking industrial action

REPORTS that interns at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital were staging industrial action by
not turning up to work yesterday could not be
confirmed up to press time last night.

Initially hospital sources suggested that these

tomorrow.

2008 MODELS

FEATURES

DRIVERS AIR BAG

AIR CONDITION ,
POWER STEERING

ROOF RACK

o08e¢089 09 8 8 8-8

4 CYLINDER 2.0 LITER AUTOMATIC DOHG ENGINE
5 - STAR CRASH SAFETY - NHTSA
STANDARD 16” ALLOY WHEELS

CD - MP3 - RADIO PLAYER

POWER WINDOWS - LOCKS - aoe MIRRORS

KEYLESS ENTRY ALARM SYSTEM

AVAILABLE OPTIONS
e LEATHER SEATS LUGGAGE COVER

° ABS BRAKES
° FOG LIGHTS

® WOOD GRAIN INTERIOR TRIM

¢ DUAL AIR BAGS -

“SANPIN MOTORS LIMITED

Thompson Blvd. Oaks Field
Prone: 242-326-6377

interns were unhappy with their salary levels and
were seeking to disrupt the hospital’s services to
_ draw attention to their situation.
’ The Tribune will report-more on this matter

RIA MOTORS

The Power to Surpriseâ„¢

ON THE SPOT FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH
COMMONWEALTH BANK

Bye yea)

INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH ADVANTAGE
INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS LTD.

box: 242:326-6315




THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 9



Long Island dock contract signing
















_ VIEWING THE DOCK — Pictured
from left; Larry Cartwright, MP for
Long Island and Ragged Island and
Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources; Neko Grant, Minister
of Public Works and Transport; and
Junior Bruce, structural engineer
at the Ministry of Public Works and
Transport view damage to the
Simms Dock in Long Island on Fri-
day, August 29. Minister Grant lat-
er signed a contract with G and
L Construction for reconstruction of
the dock.

DOCK INSPECTION — Junior Bruce, structural engineer at the Ministry of
Public Works and Transport (front row) leads an inspection of the Simms
Dock in Long Island. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport
(first from left) signed a contract with G and L Construction for recon-
struction of the dock’ on Friday, August 29. Also pictured ‘are Anita
Bernard, Permanent Secretary; Ministry of Public Works and Transport,
MP for Long Island and Ragged Island and Minister of Agriculture and

Marine Resources, Larry Cartwright; and Gordon Major, Acting Director

Minister of Public Works and Transport.

*



CONTRACT SIGNING — Larry Cartwright, V MP for Long Island and Ragged island and Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources (first from left), signs a $251,325.85 contract at Simms Primary School for reconstruction
of the Simms ea in mon Island as s Leo Knowles, contractor, and Minister of Public Works and Transport, Neko

Grant; look-on~’
PHOTOS: Letisha Henderson/BIS

Saturday, Sept. 6
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m
Ages 6 to 12

Prize Giveaways! |
Games!

Super Raffle! :
Dance Competition!
Video Game Tournament

FEATURING:
PS3

X-Box 360
Nintendo Wii
Movies

Live D.J.
Dancing











Admission: $25

AKC Members: $15







CONGRATULATIONS — Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Trans-
port (front row/centre), congratulates Leo Knowles of G and L Construc-
tion, contractor hired for the reconstruction of Simms Dock in Long
Island as Anita Bernard, Permanent Secretary, Minister of Public Works
and Transport looks on. Also pictured from left are: MIP for Long Island and
Ragged Island Larry Cartwright; Roderick Bowe, Administrator for Long
Island; Junior Bruce, Structural Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works
and Transport; and Gordon Major; Acting Director, Ministry of Public
Works and Transport.

FURNI
Yi

host 20 ‘years

.

* While Supplies Last
* With Approved Credit

Sneak car thief
strikes while
victim buys milk

m@ By LLOYD ALLEN

DAVID Russell Sr says when

. he decided to purchase a con-

tainer of milk from a local food-
store,a few weeks ago, he never
thought he would return to find
that his car had been stolen.

On Saturday, August 16, Rus-
sell Sr said he pulled into the
parking lot of SuperValue, Mar-
ket Street, to purchase milk and
other items. .

However, when he left the
store Jess than 15 minutes later,
he discovered that his car had
been stolen.

According to Mr Russells’

son, David Jr, his father secured —

the Infinity 130 before going in
the store. “The car was secured
and he is still in possession. of
the original key, so I don’t think
it would have been any care-
lessness on his side,” the son

said.

Russell Jr said although the
car has been reported stolen to
his father’s insurance company,
the store manager and the
police, he and his father believe
that this recent incident is one
of many happening in the area.

However, SuperValue Gen-

Naseau & Grand Bahama * World Wide Web :

eral Manager Kendrick Moss
told The Tribune on Friday that
as far as he is aware, there have
been only two incidents of car
theft and another attempted
incident at the Bache) Street
store.

Mr Moss said at all baer:
Value stores, security cameras
are strategically located
throughout the parking areas.
He said that although the com-
pany has always worked closely
with the police, persons should
be more cautious when deciding
where to park, and should
always look around their sur-
roundings.

According to a police source,
a number of car thefts have
been reported from the Super-
Value parking lot and the sur-
rounding area.

The sources also said that a
trend appears to be on the rise
where cars are being stolen
from the Marathon Mall park-
ing area. While unable to give
an exact figure on the number
of cars stolen, the police source
said that criminals seem to be
targeting specific brands, includ-
ing Hondas, Sentras, and Ford
Explorers. .

deduction customers

3 PIECE LIVING ROOM _
Includes Sofa, Loveseat & Chait

Many different ee ee



colours available
Apply for In-House

n ail ten i
* Some Stipulations May Apply Alea “i si y:

Tel: (242) 397-PLUS (7587)
NASSAU ® Town Centre Mall
Mon-Sat 9am-9pm

Fax: (242) 325-6368

Tel: (242) 352-PLUS (7587)
GRAND BAHAMA ®* Madeira Croft
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm ¢ Sat 9am-4pm

Fax: (242) 352-9823



ATLANTIS

PARADISE ISLAND...


tee Rann dwee cease:

PAGE 10. | THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY EVENING : SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 Oe

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

NETWORK CHANNELS

Florida Roadtrip /Republican National Convention noe: of the proceedings in Minneapolis. (Live) (CC)

re cy " NCIS “Judgment Day” Grave conse-|Big Brother 10 Veto meeting and ieee National Convention
@ WFOR|n Mier co when the team hunts|competition. (N) 4 (CC) (Live) (C
a killer
Access Holly- on $ Got Talent Ten of ihe top 40 contestants perform. (Live) faeycc) National Convention

Deco Drive House “House's Head; Wilson's Heart” House searches for a bus pas- ° |News (N) (oo)
WSVN senger he believes is:ll. ( (PA) (CC)

Jeopardy! “Col- |Wipeout Obstacles include Foamy (2) Wanna Bet? (Season Finale) fe ca) National Convention
OO WPLG lege re recy Pads and Killer Surf. ia wager on the outcome of — |(Live) (CC
onship” (CC) stunts. (N) © (CC)

er Yyns CHANNELS

re a First |The First 48 The murder of aman |The First 48 Gunfire interrupts a |The Cleaner “House of Pain’ An old
in an abandoned house; a woman's |children’ ‘ cor Bowl football tour- |friend asks William for his help with
body in a house fire. nament. a troubled student. (N)°
(0) BBC World |BBC News. Asia Business |BBC ae School’s Out |BBC World News America
BBCI ‘ove America |(Latenight). |Report (Latenight). | Training workers. |
BET Hell Date (CC) | * %» RIDE (1998, Comedy) Malik Yoba, Melissa De Sousa. Premiere. A |Comic View: |Comic View:
budding director takes some young rappers to Florida. (CC) One Mic Stand |One Mic Stand
CBC Just for ae Rick Mercer Re- |This Hour Has The Tudors a isode 7” Or CBC News: The National (N) 1
Gags 1 (CC) . {port (CC) 22 Minutes (CC) {questions his al bites, ( (CC) (DVS) . |(CC)



CNBC - (00) Kudlow & On the Money The Business of Innovation The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch a et Cha r| le the
‘ompany (CC) . :
(6:00) Republican National Convention Coverage of the Republican National Convention tom Minneapolis, Minn. (CC) i B a ha mian Dy Pp eta nd lay

Scrubs “M The Daily Show |The cn Ae. Futurama ‘Time |South Park The |Brian Regan: Og Up The . . : /

COM Lunch” acc mic sn Stew: Keeps eG pe ns two ee hi Ss Sl idl ekki . De rel P ut ty
png may a some smiles on your ;
DISN (00) i cS eH = Ear ine) ana eae ry a wi awe ie Wh Dak oF ; Y :
be motherless child casts a |Montana ontana ack & Cody 1 |verly Place erek's School |’ | |} } (

spell that brings a doll to life. — |(CC) (CC) (CC) - fof Dating” oe ki d ss faces f
DIY This Old House |This Old House |Sweat Equity ae Land-|Rock Solid ei Renova-|Kitchen Renova- ee :

(CC) M (CC) tions: tions

thema Depth

E! The Daily 10 (N) THS Investigates: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer Pam: aN) on the ie ae Next
Loose (N
ESPN (:00) E:60.(N) — |2008 World Series of Poker Main [2008 World Series of Poker Main ,/Baseball Ta Ta (CC)
Event, from Las Vegas. (Taped) Event, from Las Vegas. (Taped)

in) U.S. Open Tennis Men's Fourth Round and Women's Quarterfinals. From the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.



Bring your children to the
McHappy Hour at McDonald's in

a Palmdale every Thursday
ah a Our rea elica Live Classic ioe jus Cata- |The Holy Rosary! Threshold of Ho ‘bee 4 \ ,
EWTN | from 3:30pm to 4:30pm during the
a Cardio — Shimmy. Maya Tn Yoga |Namaste Yoga |National Body Challenge Gastric
FIT TV Swath Grapevine. (CC) {hips. (Cc) hid Eye" (Spine. (CC) © bypass surgery (CC) : mo nth of September 92008.
FOX-NC Fox Report arealy iad From St. Paul,’ Hannity & (6) Ania Election HQ Republican National : :
a Shepard Smith Minn. (0C Colmes (CC) Eeenen ;
FSNFL ta MLB Baseball Atlanta = at Florida Marlins. From Dolphin Stadium in Miami. pelle the Mar- |The FSN Final
Subject to Blackout) (Live) lins Score (Live) ne
GOLF FaldoNews Azinger News —_|Golf Central ighvay 1 Tens host a television] Highway 18 (N) Se
Conference -|Conference —_|(Live) highlight package oe i js 1
GSN [# 24 (CC) me Wants to Be a Millionaire ian Feud pat Feud 1 [Catch 21 (CC) eae 0 Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun.
(00) Atackof iPlay PAX [Unbeatable Ninja Warrior Ninja Warr ~ [Atackof te Show! Feats of hu- a Fs tl
GéTech [eben i) [sorbay yy some | MRI hepay

00) Walker, aa Texas Ranger Walker tries [SACRIFICES OF THE HEART (2007, Drama) | as Gilbert, Cyril
HALL exas Ranger |to protect crime boss Vince Ter- |0’ Pati Ken Howard. An attorney visits her aling father on the family
“Countdown man’s former accountant. (CC) farm

Property Virgins Pay Business [Take It Outside |Colin & rn 's Home Heist (ce eae C1 Green Force “Fi-
HGTV = a Lauren, val pe (N) |(N) O(CC) "Proud, Pink & Pitfu’ A (CC) geon Park’ Pi-
geon Park. (N)
a = nee Christ in Inspiration To- Life Today With |This Is Your Day ihe ne .
Everyday Life /Prophecy day James Robison |(CC)
. -/Reba Kya and |My Wifeand |Accordingto |Family Gu Family Guy Pe- |Two and a Half wa ad Half
KTLA [Barbra Jean hide |Kids (CC) [dim Jim's sister |*North by North |ter campaigns |Men (CC) [Men 1 (CC)
a stray cat. is pregnant. uahog. (CC) jagainst Lois. 0
° Still Standing Reba “Proud: {Reba Reba takes|Wife Swap “Pitts/Policchio” An ani- {How to Look Good Naked Mother
LIFE Paty a . Reba” 1 (CC) a job in Brock’s [mal lover trades with a woman who and daughter. (CC)
’ hair ivi ist: (C ; office. -thates animals. 1 (CC)
MSNBC (:00) aie National Convention Coverage of the Republican National Convention from Minneapolis, Minn. (Live) (CC)

~ {Zoey 101. |SpongeBob [Drake & Josh ~|Home Improve- |Home Improve- |George Lopez - |George Lopez
NICK {cc SquarePants C\\/\ (CC) ment 1 (CC) ment (cc) (cc) (a (cc)
NTV Til Death — 90210 “We're Not in Kansas a The Jet Set’ Harry Wilson, the (cc) (N) 0 — |News
(CC) _ {new principal of West Beverly Hills High School. (N) (CC

Pass Time Unique Whips Livin’ the Low SuperCars Ex- sa Bikes! [Super Bikes! hs eee aes Sh. Simplyithe Best”
SPEED PRE | erie ce ee ae nee. ee
Perfect Weight |Behind the Joyce Meyer: |John Hagee To- |Precious ope Praise the Lord (CC) Re : s.) Sy
America With {Scenes (CC) aay ISIC very- |day (CC) ries With Bi
Jordan Rubin Gaither. cc
Everybody Family ay The |Family Guy |FamilyGuy |FamilyGuy |The Office The Offic
AG ee Griffins boild a {Chris pretends "Don't Make Me Stewie a the Someone flashes fries Goes
parade float. he’s dying. (CC) |Over’ (CC) acting bug. (CC) |Phyllis.
ol na 160 Lb. Tumor (CC) Mystery Diagnosis Doctors are Dr. G: Medical recite ss Se-
ie & More - {baffled Ka woman's shortness of |crets” A diabetic man is found dead
Twins (CC) : breath. icc after a night of drinking,
(:00) Law & Or- |Law, & Order “House Calls” A Russ-/Law & a ‘The Family Hour’A |Law & Order “Release” Chris Drake
der “Fame” 1 |ian model is found-dead in a cloth- former senator is a pS) inhis _ |finds his friend dead on a party bus,
(CC) (DVS) ing boutique. (CC) (DVS) ex-wife's death. (CC) (DVS) making him a suspect.
Chop Soc ceo e ofthe /Ben 10: Alien cy Test 0 co) Test 0 oe Drama Is- |Ben 10
root a ling
arte oe a “Co in {Cops A stolen Si LA ae LA rs American isi American
Fort Worth” 1’ vehicle is found. |Gang shootout. . Jail
re 2) ae une |Pas béte Du matou au chat de race Pétrole, le début de la fin Si j'avais-un atom
bite en passant par le minet.
(:00) Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast Weather: Evening Edition (CC)

; tno Querida Al Diablo con Los Guapos Mila- [Fuego en la Sangre Hermanos | Aqui y Ahora
U NIV renga gros y Alejandro enfrentan la mal- buscan venganza.
dad,-y la mentira. .

ty ‘ e Til Tennis Men’s Fourth ae and Women’s Quarterfinals. From the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

USA tr

VH1 4 THE BODYGUARD (1992, Drama) K Kevin Costner. Premiere. A [New York Goes |I Love wore Roommates ca
bodyguard falls for the singer-actress he must protect. 1 (CC) to Hollywood {in the “Spit Ohmpics." (CC)

VS j tea TapouT | TapouT (CC) % %%- EIGHT MEN OUT (1988, Historical Drama) John Cusack, Clifton
" James. White Sox are See of throwing 1919 World Series.

:00) America’s MLB Baseball Houston Astros at ae Cubs. From Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Live) 60)
WGN aa Home H
Videos Sneeze. : ‘

Family Gu 90210 “We're Not in Kansas Anymore; The Jet Set’ (Series Premiere) |CW11 News at Ten With Kaity
WPIX ‘ort by bt ay Wilson, the new principal of West Bevery Hils High School. (N) 1 |Tong, Jim Watkins (N) (CC)
Quahog

; Jeopardy! ‘Col- |Dr. Phil 0 ” WBZ News (N) Jeopardy! (CC Fleder Frasier Frasier Lilith an-
WSBK lege Chang parti has acrush on |nounces her next
onship” (CC) his matchmaker. |divorce. O

ad Ue POTN aes

(6:00) **% — |x THE INVASION (2007, Science Fiction) Nicole fe Burn After | * % GLADIATOR (2000, Histori-
HBO-E [waitress Kidman, Daniel Craig. An e ect of alien origin leading: HBO cal Drama) Russell a Joaquin
(2007) ‘PG-13' {threatens humanity. 1 'PG-13' (C First Look (N) Phoenix. 1 ‘R’ (CC)

(ea) Baghdad: |THE BLACK LIST: VOLUME ONE (2008, Documen- |Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be st GANJA
HBO- P figh Subtitled: tary) Pe rAmerican leaders ae interviewed, [Madam of Crystal 1 (CC) EN pea
English) O (CC)} O ‘NR’ (C
( P a &% THE AC oom With Bryant Gumbel] x * » WAITRESS (2007, Comedy-Drama) Keri Russell, ae er
HBO- W ist fea Cheryl Hines. Prana Apre nant waitress wants to leave her control-
ling husband. © ‘PG-13' (C ¢ Cj

- & * 4% LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006, Come-| x * LUCKY YOU (2007, Drama) Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Rober
HBO-S dy-Drama) Greg Kinnear. Members of a dysfunctional Duvall. A poker player sets his sights on winning a worl championship.
family take a road trip. 1 ‘R’ (CC) 0 'PG-13' “(cch

(6: Oe % THE) & & & HAIRSPRAY a Musical Comedy) John Travolta, Nikki Blon- | %% STAR TREK GENERATIONS

OOKIE (1990) |sky, Amanda et remiere. A Baltimore girl becomes an overnight cel- al Science Fiction) Patrick

'R (CC) ebrity. © ‘PG’ (CC) tewart: O ‘PG’ (CC)

kf x SLITHER (2006, Horror) Nathan Fillion, | x DEATH SENTENCE (2007, Suspense) Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hed-

lizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker. Alien organisms in- jlund, Kelly Preston. A man sets out for revenge after gang members kill

fest a small town. 0 'R’ (CC) his son. 1 'R’ (CC)

( 15) POPULA- ea % & & MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Ill (2006, Action) Tom Cruise, {Weeds Andy — |Weeds “Excellent
hil struggles to get ae (iTV)

home. (CC) 0 (CC)
(tS) % * JOURNEY TO THE END

ION 436 (2006) poem Hoffman, Ving Rhames. iTV. aon Ethan Hunt faces the
Jeremy Sisto. toughest villain of his career. ( ‘PG-13' (CC)

F THE NIGHT rad Scott Glenn.
Premiere. ( 'R’ (CC)








im lovin’ it



















MAX-E
MOMAX










SHOW



fe % % THE | % * % THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004, Drama) Jim Caviezel,
ATE (1987) — {Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini. Jesus endures the agony of his final 12
Stephen Dorf. hours. (Subiited- English) 0 ‘R’

TMC











THE TRIBUNE





had. too.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,

We had our chances,
but we just didn’t
take advantage of it.
It was just one of
those matches we
should have won,
but didn’t pull
through when we



Mark Koos





2008

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

THE bid for their first grand
slam title together this year
for Mark Knowles and
Mahesh Bhupathi came to a
crashing end yesterday in
Flushing Meadows, New
York. :

The duo playing in the third
round of the men’s doubles at
the US Open, suffered a 2-6,
6-4, 6-4 decision to the Argen-
tinian team of Maximo Gon-
zalez and Juan Monaco.

“We started off real well,
but our opponents just playted
a little better,” said Knowles
when contacted after the
match. In the third set, the lev-
el increased tremendously. ©

“We had our chances, but
we just didn’t take advantage
of it.

“It was just one of those
matches we should have won,
but didn’t pull through when
we had too.”

Although they were virtu-
ally even in just about every

Bhupathi had a 5-2 advantage
in double faults and 5-3 in
unforced errors.

Knowles and Bhupathi, the
number four seeded team, was
42-of-60 for a 70 percent win-
ning percentage on their first
serve, compared to the 37-of-
58 for 64% for the Argentians.

They were tied at 41% (39-
of-95 for Knowles/Bhupathi
and 40-of-97 for
Gonzalez/Monaco) in receiv-
ing points won.

But Gonzalez/Monaco had.
a 10-percent advantage over
Knowles/Bhupathi in both
winning percentage on second
serve and break point conver-
sions respectively. ‘

Both teams finished with 96
total points won apiece.

In the first set that lasted 34
minutes, Knowles/Bhupathi
had a 4-0 and 5-0 advantage in
double faults and unforced’
errors respectively and they
had a 33-23 margin in total

statistical point, Knowles and __ |...

BUCH VSN MICU cnn cn lente)

points won.

The second set took 43 min-
utes to be completed with
Gonzalez/monaco picking up
the only double fault and they
finished with a 35-30 differ-
ence in total points won.

And in the third set that
lasted 49 minutes, the two
teams had one double fault
with Gonzalez/Monaco hav-
ing three unforced errors and
they posted a 38-33 score in
total points won.

This was Knowles’ 14th
appearance in the US Open
and he was hoping to win
another title like he did in
2004 with his former partner,
Mahesh Bhupathi, who won
the doubles title once in 2002

Lausanne, Switzerland

Tribune Sports Reporter



World Athletic Tour meets continue

ton, along with former World Champion
Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis will all

be in the field.

Donald Thomas will appear at his sec-





in the 12 years he has played.

the tournament.

So far this year, Knowles
and Bhupathi have won two
tournaments in Memphis-and
Dubai.

They have reached the
finalis in New Haven and the
ATP Masters Series in Miami
and Monte Carlo as well as

_ the semifinals in the ATP

Masters Series in Cincinnati,
the Australian Open and Del-
ray Beach.

At the US Open, Knowles
also teamed up with Zi Yan
of China to play in the mixed

‘doubles, losing in the first

round to Elena Vesnina of
Russia and Mariusz Fyrsten-
berg of Poland after dropping



a ae

today with several Bahamians lined up to
compete on a schedule filled with Olympic
champions and medal contenders.

For the first time since his bronze medal
winning performance in Beijing, Leevan
Sands, will take to the field in the triple
jump, competing at the Athletissma 2008
in the Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sands will be tested by a competitive
field headed by Olympic gold medallist
Nelson Evora of Portugal, and leader in
the World Athletic Tour standings, Randy
Lewis of Grenada.

Also competing at the meet, Michael
Mathieu, member of the silver medal win-
ning 1600m relay team, will forego his
usual specialty and contest the 100m.

Mathieu will compete in race two, while
a star studded field in race one will include
seven members of the Olympic final, how-
ever will be without world record holder
Usain Bolt.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thomp-
son and Marc Burns, Jamaica’s Asafa
Powell, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter,
Americans Walter Dix and Darvis Pat-

ond meet since the Beijing Olympics, as a
part of a 12 man field in the high jump.

Debbie-Ferguson McKenzie shows no
sign of slowing down competing in her
third meet since the Olympics.

Both Ferguson-McKenzie and Chandra
Sturrup will compete in the 100m, also in
a field that is near a mirror image of the
Olympic final.

The Jamaican trio of Shelly Ann-Fraser,
Kerron Stewart, and Sherone Simpson

which swept the medal podium at Beijing .

will headline the field alongside Ameri-
cans Lauryn Wllliams, Torri Edwards,
and Marshavet Hooker.

Just days after competing in Gateshead,
England, Christine Amertil will compete
in race two of the 400m.

The Athletissma 2008 is the final Super
Grand Prix meet of the season.

The Memorial Van Damme is:a part of
the Golden League series while follow-
ing meets in Rieti and Zante’ are Grad
Prix meets.

The World Athletic Final takes place
is Stuttgart Germany, September 13-14.

Oe lalel ea Sturrup

Anowles, Bhupatht
ousted in Sed round

Duo suffer 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
loss to Argentinian team



the first set 7-6 (7) and leading
3-2 in the second. They were
forced to retire at that point.
Bhupathi, on the other
team, played with Samantha
Stosur of Australia. They got
to the second round before
they were ousted 2-6, 6-3, 12-
10 by the team of Rennae
Stubbs of Australia and
Robert Lindstedt of Sweden.
Knowles said he. will now
take.a couple weeks off to
recuperate from the long sea-
son he’shad so far. :
He intends to.come home
next week to spend some time
with his family and friends and
go fishing.
After that, it’s back on the
road to complete the year.



Bahamians set to compete with Olympic champions

@ By RENALDO DORSETT



Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie


PAGE 12, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 : | TRIBUNE SPORTS
INTERNATIONAL SPORT

Serving their way into

@ By BEN WALKER
AP National Writer









NEW YORK (AP) —
Venus Williams did her part
to set up yet another Grand
Slam family reunion, beating
Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-
3 Monday to reach the quar-
terfinals at the US Open.

After she won, Williams
could only wait to see
whether she’d play her sister
Wednesday in the next
round. Serena Williams was
set to face Severine Bremond
on Monday night. (See story
on page 14)

Both sisters are two-time
US Open champions. They
are 8-8 overall against each”
other, including 5-5 at majors.
Their matchups, however,
usually come much later than
the quarters.

“I mean, it’s tough to play
her because she’s so good,”
Venus Williams said. “We’re
going stronger than ever, in
my opinion.”

Seeded seventh, she had it
all over her 19-year-old oppo-
nent — experience, stature and
height. At 6-foot-1, she gently
leaned across the net to easi-
ly put away a floating return
by the No. 9 Radwanska.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal .
had a much tougher time. He.
withstood his first test at
Flushing Meadows, shifting
into another gear to beat Sam
Querrey 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-3
and match his best result at
the tournament that’s always
bedeviled him.

Playing for the sixth year
at the US Open, Nadal ral-
lied to reach the quarterfi-
nals. He got quite a workout
— and a scare — from his
unseeded, 20-year-old oppo-
nent.

“Very tough,” Nadal said.
“Sam is a big player, a big
server. He has a great future.”

Down 6-5 in the third set,
Nadal suddenly flashed the
form that won at Wimbledon,
the French Open and the
Olympics. Hitting harder,
grunting louder and moving

Ae eect aa SEE next page
RAFAEL NADAL, of Spain, celebrates a point during his 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over Sam. Querrey, of the

United States, in New York on Monday...



(AP Photos: Elise Amendola)



FLAVIA PENNETTA, of Italy, advanced to the quarterfinal after defeating Amelie Mauresmo of France 6-3, 6-0 yesterday...

if (

(AP Photo: Stephen Chernin)
TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 13

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

the quarterfinals...

MARDY FISH. of the United States,
returns to Gael Monfils of France }
during their match on Monday... —_|

(AP Photo: Elise Amendola) )





FROM page 12

in closer, he quickly forced a
tiebreaker and jumped to cele-
brate.

Nadal won the final four points
to take the tiebreaker and later
served out the match.

Ranked 55th, Querrey gave a

solid show and became the first
player to take a set from Nadal at
this Open.
‘’ Crowds at Arthur Ashe Stadi-
um love to root for underdogs,
especially Americans. The fans
in his private box were vocal, par-
ticularly the three who had their
shirts off and spelled out S-A-M
on their chests.

A bit jittery at the start, the 6-
foot-6 Querrey boomed 20 aces °
and showed no fear, trading big
shots with Nadal all match long.
He drew a standing ovation at
the end for his effort, and smiled
broadly.

“Came up a little short. The
guy’s too good,” Querrey said.

Nadal next plays unseeded
Mardy Fish; who reached the
quarterfinals atthe US Openfor .
the first time with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
win over No. 32 Gael Monfils.

Playing in his ninth US Open
and coming off his upset over
James Blake, Fish kept busy as
his wedding approaches. He will
marry “Deal or No Deal” model
Stacey Gardner on September 28
— she watched from his private
box, minus her shiny No. 2 brief-
case.

“T desperately wanted to play
well here,” he said. “Desperate- .
ly.” ,

Sixth-seeded Dinara Safina also
made it into the quarters, beat-
ing Anna-Lena Groenefeld 7-5,
6-0. No. 16 Flavia Pennetta won,
defeating No. 32 Amelie Mau-
resmo 6-3,6-0.

Fish matched the best Grand
Slam result of his career, having
reached the quarters at the 2007
Australian Open. Ranked as high
as No. 17 in 2004, the 26-year-old
Fish has worked three years to
recover from an injured wrist that
required extensive surgery.

Fish waved to his private box
after match point. The entourage
included his father, Tom, who cel-
ebrated his birthday. No such fun
for Monfils, who turned 22 Mon-
day.

Safina coasted home after a
close first set. She equaled her
best result at Flushing Meadows,
and kept up the best season of

her career. ~

MSE .
Safina reached the final at the . ns eh SEN us : Se “ia : oe
French Open and later won 15 + ; s ;
straight matches before losing to | RUSSIAN DINARA SAFINA reaches for a shot from Anna-Lena Groenefeld, of Germany, yesterday during their match at the US Open in New York...

Elena Dementieva in the gold-
medal match at the Olympics. (AP Photo: Stephen Chernin)
PAGE 14, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

TRIBUNE SPORTS



INTERNATIONAL SPORTS



Williams sisters to

face off at US O

@ By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Tennis Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Now
comes a challenge for Venus
Williams and Serena Williams
at the US Open: a match against
each other.

Except unlike so many of
their all-in-the-family faceoffs
at Grand Slam tournaments,
including at Wimbledon in July,
this Williams vs. Williams show-
down will not decide the cham-
pionship. Instead, this one will
come in the quarterfinals.

Both advanced through the
fourth round quite easily Mon-
day. The No. 7-seeded Venus
dismissed No. 9 Agnieszka Rad-
wanska of Poland 6-1, 6-3,
before No. 4 Serena dispatched

wild-card entrant Severine Bre-:

mond of France 6-2, 6-2 at
night.

“Even the semis would have
been better than the quarterfi-
nals, but at least one of us will
make it to the semis,” Serena
told the crowd during an on-
court interview. “I’ve got prob-
ably the toughest match of the
tournament coming up next, so
Ive got to be ready.”

The sisters’ matchup Wednes-
day will be a tiebreaker of sorts.

They’ve played 16 times as

professionals, with each win- |

ning eight: That includes 10
meetings at major tournaments,
with each winning five. The
most recent was when Venus
beat Serena for the title at the
‘All England Club, the seventh
all-Willian: Crrand Slam final.

“T would love to have a win-
ning record,” Venus said. “I
have a chance.”

But because of the luck of the
pre-tournament draw, they
were placed in the same por-
tion of the bracket — much to
the disappointment of them, US
Open organisers and TV types.

“The best part is that-we’re
still here,” Venus said, “going
stronger than ever, in my opin-







Hyundai Tucson GL






‘AST SHI RLEY STREET







2.4L 4-cylinder engine automatic transmission’



VENUS WILLIAMS (above) and SERENA WILLIAMS (top inset) are expected to face each other in their quarterfinal match on Wednesday...

ion.” , :

That is certainly true: Venus
has lost a total of 15 games
through four matches at Flush-



Make a deal on the SUV that
_. guzzles cargo, not gas.

air conditioning central locking dual front air bags privacy glass

electronic mirrors ' power windows luggage floormats metal-grain interior trim
radio/CD driver air bag luggage shelf fog lights

alloy wheels full-size spare tire

roof rack mud guards & rear wiper On-the-spot financing

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



nanhanadhandaranennsed.

Hyundai Tucson GLS (shown)
Comes with these additional features:

with Commonwealth Bank

_ #1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHA
r , ET + 322-3775 * 325-3079

Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport) Ltd for similar deals, Queens Hwy, 352-6122
or Abaco Motor Mall, Don MacKay Blvd, 367-2916

MAS



ing Meadows, while Serena has
lost 14. : :

Of the eight women left in
the tournament, only two have

EP

HYUNDAI

Drive your way”
























won a Grand Slam title: Serena
leads all active players with
eight, and. Venus is right behind
with seven.

They won every US Open
women’s singles championship
from 1999 to 2002, meeting in
the finals the last two years in



*

that span. Since then, though,
Serena hasn’t made it past the
quarterfinals here, and Venus
has only reached one semifinal.

Djokovic gets past Cilic
to reach fourth round



Ed Betz/AP

NOVAK DJOKOVIC serves to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during their match in New York Sunday night...

NEW YORK (AP) — It
wasn’t supposed to be this
tough for Serbian Novak
Djokovic in the US Open’s
third round.

He is, after all, the reigning
Australian Open champion
and firmly entrenched as the
No. 3 tennis player in the
world. He was, don’t forget,
the runner-up to Roger Fed-
erer at Flushing Meadows
last year.

Plus, Djokovic’s opponent
Sunday night, 30th-seeded

Marin Cilic, was playing in
his first US Open. And yet
Djokovic needed nearly four
hours to get past Cilic 6-7 (7),
7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (0) Sunday night.

The match ended: at
12:48am, and Djokovic said
to the crowd afterward:
“Thanks, everybody, for
staying so late with us.”

He could have ended
things earlier, but he wasted
a set point in the opening
tiebreaker, got broken the
first time he tried serving for

the second set, and lost serve
again — throwing away two
match points — when trying
to close it out at 5-4 in the
fourth set.

Djokovic finally asserted
himself in the ensuing
tiebreaker. He now moves
on to face No. 15 Tommy
Robredo with a quarterfinal
berth at stake. “Another
tough opponent, of course,”
Djokovic said. “It all depends
on if I am fresh enough phys-
ically and mentally.”



Akades

y
+

SR

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 15

“







THE TRIBUNE





5 ; Lu
oP Dore ng te iS

— Ff Oo § mem OD
Ore ® qin
ee ee oa = oc
> 2 3 F oe ©.
Oo we . oOo Lut
HBR ee bad

| So Orga f° Ee =:
4 0 Qe & RY eo
© ~e et - W t-
ao FF 0 Qf Wo
So B Bo eee. 3 =)
0 eee Bk a
al vo :
fa sat SEES n 5 oO oO o yum
ee eer et ae .
oO : 0 =
“i o.Oo & S
fae & = ic O & b~ %
4d oD a bi
a Coe SS
+ oe
SY Ose pci qd)
LY ’ arn
_ = CE ESE i SOS het

" CO. = Cy






PAGE 16, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

rringt niOHnst son.
” Mortgage Centre |
_ Mortgage . Award Aiea A :
_ Tioheet, Dollar Value Of Mortgages Written

Cc HAIR MAN’S AWARD
Large Branch Categor yo
Golde 1n Gates

THE TRIBUNE

Seated Left to Right: Demetri Bowe, “Manager,

+B

| ‘arah ussell
The Plaza Branch
Teller of The Year

oe On, eral ety n; Cindy curs

sl i asident Zieh Marcus Cleare,
t Me anager Credit _


PTHE







j LOL OG SD?!
Vy Z yy
Gog

BISX lists

je debt

* security

* Exchange growing ‘like
clock work’ and becoming
‘well rounded’ with arrival

_ of $25m in Fidelity bonds

* BISX chief says move _
should help spur creation

_ of Bahamian credit rating
agency and debt market
eld curve

* Adds that debt market
growth will encourage
government to list and
trade its own securities
on BISX

@ By NEIL HARTNELL |
- Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Internation-
al Securities Exchange (BISX)
will this week list its first debt
security via $25 million worth of
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
bonds, its chief executive telling
Tribune Business yesterday that
the exchange was growing “like
clock work” and becoming

“well-rounded”.

Keith Davies said the listing,

and trading, of the Fidelity

Bank (Bahamas) bonds would.

hopefully attract further debt
security listings to BISX,
“speeding the development of a
credit rating agency for the
Bahamas” and proving that the
exchange was capable of listing
and trading rans debt
securities.

_ “They are the first debt secu-
tities to be listed and traded on

— the exchange,” Mr Davies said

‘of the-$25-million Fidelity Bank.

(Bahamas) bonds. “Our system
is already configured to list
these types of securities.”

_ The Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
bonds are of two types - fixed-
rate and floating rate. The
fixed-rate portion of the debt
securities will be listed and start

trading, through BISX’s bro-.

ker/dealer members, with the
floating rate notes listed “begin-
ning early next week”.

With the addition of Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) bonds, Mr
Davies said BISX was “running
the full gamut of what we
would consider to be the typical

* types of securities you’d find:

on an exchange”.

Apart from this first debt list-
ing, BISX already has listed
ordinary equities, preference

’ shares, mutual funds and deriv-

ative in the form of Consoli-
dated Water’s Bahamian
Depository Receipts (BDRs)..

“We have quite a diverse

group of securities listed on the .

exchange, and simply need to
populate these categories with
more types of security to pro-
vide more choice,” Mr Davies
told Tribune Business. °

“Tn the future, there should
be more securities of this nature
coming to the fore. Markets are
all about, confidence and choice.

We are bringing confidence to .

TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 2,,



2008

SECTION B ° business@tribunemedia.net

ROYAL FIDELITY

Money at Work

NASSAU OFFICE

(242) 356-9801

FREEPORT OFFICE
(242) 351-3010



Theft costs Superwash
30,000 during August

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



h e ff

Bahamas |

Chamber |

of Com-

merce’s f
president yesterday }
predicted that armed |
robbery and employee \
theft incidents were |?
likely to increase | -
throughout the remain- JV
der of 2008 due to the agen ey
deteriorating economy,
his own business having lost $30, 000 to
these crimes in August alone.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is Super-
wash’s president, described August as
“a horrendous month” for the laundro-
mat chain, with some $20,000 lost in-a
series of armed robberies and another
$10,000-$12,000 believed lost to inter-
nal theft.

“It was a particularly bad month,” Mr
D’ Aguilar told Tribune Business. “I’ve
not known it as bad for a long time.”

He added that Superwash’s: Montell:

Heights laundromat had suffered three

_armed robberies within the last four

weeks alone..
“You've ev to look at your system

Government Wyndham suffers 250 room cancels



* Chamber chief says ‘inevitable’ armed robberies,

and tighten up, You’ve got to be con-
stantly thinking about this, that there
are a lot of rats out there trying to eat
your cheeSe.”

The Chamber president said it was
“inevitable” that armed robberies and
employee theft were likely ‘to increase
given the current depressed economic
environment, with unemployment ris-
ing and even those in work struggling
to make ends meet with the increased
cost of living.

__ Apart from mortgage and rental pay-
ments, a large portion of people’s salaries

was being eaten up. by gasoline, food -
and electricity costs, forcing nfany .

Bahamians “to find money elsewhere” to,
finance their-normal lifestyles.

“Credit growth has slowed, and it’s
whether people can control their
lifestyles,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune
Business. ©

“It’s inevitable in this environment for
armed robberies to increase, and for an

increase in internal theft from staff to
make ends meet.”

The Chamber president acknowledged
that for the unemployed, or low-salaried
Bahamians, earning around $200-$300
per week, it was “extremely difficult to
survive” in the current economic envi-

* ronment that combined inflation with

slowing growth.
“If you make $300 per week you’re

' going to be struggling, you really are, °

although it depends on how many people
in your household are making that
amount,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune
Business.

While retail stores such as Kelly’s
Home Centre had told him that back-to-
school sales were up against 2007 com-
paratives, the Chamber president said
the key issue was whether their profits
had.risen against increased energy,
import and duty costs.

Mr D’ Aguilar said his i impression was
that his own Superwash business was

internal theft going to rise amid depressed economy
* Describes Hurricane Hanna, and possibly Ike, as ‘the last
thing country needs’, with 2008 turning out to be ‘perfect storm’

down against 2007 sales in August, based
purely on perceived activity levels,
although he was still waiting to see actu-
al numbers.

With Hurricane Hanna threatening

. the Bahamas, and the possibility that .

Tropical Storm Ike may follow close
behind this weekend, the Chamber pres-
ident described the prospect of having to
cope with storm damage and lost busi-
ness days as “the last thing the country”

‘and business community needs.

“The damage, the cost, the clean-up,
the water, the roof leaking, it’s the last
thing the country needs right now. 2008
is not turning out to be a good year. It’s
like the perfect.storm,” Mr D’Aguilar
said.

“Tm sure the lumber and construc-
tion companies, and the food stores, are
going to experience a bit of a-boom pri-

SEE page 4B

energy audit

Called for

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE National Energy Policy
committee has recommended
that an energy audit be con-

‘ducted on all government,

offices and departments, a min-
ister telling Tribune Business
yesterday that the committee
had been given a deadline of

90 days ,as. of two weeks ago, to. -

complete their findings.
Minister of State for the

Environment, Phenton Ney-

mour, said he had recently met

with the committee and seen -

some of their preliminary rec-
ommendations.

Once their submission was

in, Mr Neymour said the Goy-
ernment can move forward and
enact an execution plan.
While hesitant to disclose
exactly what the committee’s
preliminary recommendations
were, he said: “One of the
things that they are recom-
mending is to begin the process

of an energy audit for govern- . |

ment offices and department.”

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business

; Reporte;4

. 5 :

BAHA Mar’s Wyndham
Nassau resort has already seen
about 250 room night cancella-
tions due to the impending
arrival of Hurricane Hanna lat-
er this week, Tribune Business
was told yesterday.

Robert: Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president of goy-
ernment and external affairs,
said the company has been
closely monitoring the forecasts
since last Friday, and went into
an accelerated mode of prepa-
ration yesterday afternoon. |

“We put in place our plans

to protect our guests, our asso-
ciates and our assets,” he
explained.

| Mr Sands said that to date,
Baha Mar has had about 250
room night cancellations for the
Wyndham resort. As it relates
to the Sheraton property, Mr
Sands said they had actually
seen the booking patterns show
some growth.

Jermaine Wright, sales man-
ager at the British Colonial
Hilton, said the resort was expe-
riencing a similar situation. He
said that because this was tra-
ditionally the slowest period in
the tourism industry, interna-
tional bookings remained rela-
tively unchanged.

However, Mr Wright said the

‘local market bookings: “We

Hilton had seen an increase in

had alot of interest from:per-
sons who are interested in using
the hotel as a'shelter,’”’-he said.

Mr Wright added that as a
precautionary measure, the
Hilton will be closing the pool
and beach areas in the event of
inclement weather.

Stephen Hector, the regional
international public relations ~
manager for. Sandals and
Beaches Resorts, told Tribune
Business that they have not as.
yet had any cancellations, and
will be adopting their hurricane
preparedness plan.

He said the plan focuses on

SEE page 5B



Why should life end
when.work does?

SEE page 5B

BAHAMA PALM SHORES, ABACO #4327
Newly constructed beachfront ane bed one bath island cottage located
on 8 Mile Beach offers stunning ocean views from every room. Set 25
feet above sea level on a 150 foot x 100 foot lot. $350,000. ExcLusive.
Bill Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

Damianos |

Member of
S$IRbahamas.com | t 242.322.2305 | f 242.322.2033 | The Bahamas MLS



Mr-Neymour said this will

SEE page 4B

Sothebys

INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Open a Royal Fidelity Individual
Retirement Account (IRA) and get:

* Superior investment returns
« Experienced retirement specialists
4: a + Your own customized retirement plan

gril

OA
ys

Royal Fidelity Individual Retirement Accounts

os CLs arte

info@royalfidelity.com

ROYAL @ FIDELITY


PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE





All is far from well with
pension fund regulation

THE most recent study con-
ducted by the Central Bank sug-
pests that private pension funds
in The Bahamas are fast
fpproaching the $1 billion mark
in terms of assets. Looking at
this another way, the size of
these private pension funds rep-
resent almost 20 per cent of
pross domestic product (GDP).
When you add the value of the
National Insurance Fund, which
is slightly over’$1 billion in
assets, these two sources of
long-term pension savings now
soar to close to 40 per cent of
GDP.

_ Last week, both major daily
newspapers carried stories
about a public company that
was experiencing operating dif-
ficulties, and ultimately entered
into a transaction with its
employee pension fund.
According to The Tribune:
“Apart from zero cash in hand
on the balance sheet as at June
27, 2007, a decline of $9.234 mil-
lion from the previous year-end,
the audited financial statements
from KPMG showed that
Bahamas Supermarkets expe-
rienced continued cash
flow/operating capital issues
right up to the 2008 financial

year-end.”

The story went on to reveal |

that “Bahamas Supermarkets
entered into two agreements
with its employees’ non-con-
tributory pension plan that saw
the company sell leasehold
improvements and equipment
at one of its stores to the pen-
sion fund for $3 million”.

While the cited transaction is
not illegal under existing
Bahamian laws, I am not famil-
iar with any country with pen-
sion legislation where such a
transaction would be permissi-
ble. As a practitioner in the
field, I was most horrified and
livid about the implications of
this transaction.

Potential for concern

To make matters worse, one
subsequent press story suggest-
ed that a senior officer of the
company in question allegedly
justified the activity simply on
the basis that the return on the
funds involved increased from 3
per cent to 9 per cent per
annum. What about the incre-

"mental risk involved? What

about the principle of segrega-
tion of assets? What about the



potential perception of self-
dealing? What about the prin-
ciple of diversification? What
about the principle of liquidi-
ty? ;
This episode begs further
questions: Is there a trustee for
the pension fund involved? If
so, who is it, and where were
they when this transaction
occurred? Did the trustee
approve this transaction? If I
were a member of the plan, I
certainly would be writing to
the trustee about this transac-
tion. Who is the administrator?

Call to action
What is most incredible is

that, while industry participants
have called on successive gov-

. ernments to implement pension

legislation or, at a minimum,
provide some regulatory over-
sight, nothing seems to have
been done. We have a great

social timebomb in the making,
growing daily while our policy-
makers seem to lack the resolve

to address it. Do we just ignore .

the situation and face the con-
sequences later, on somebody
else’s political watch, or do we
plan for the inevitable? This
case alone is adequate reason
why we must have a regulator
for the pension fund industry
and pension legislation.

The UK passed updated pen-
sion legislation in 2004. The
Pensions Act 2004 gives the
Pensions Regulator a set of spe-
cific objectives:

* To protect the benefits of
members of work-based pen-
sion schemes.

* To promote good adminis-

tration of work-based pension.

schemes.

* To reduce the risk of situa-
tions arising that may lead to
claims for compensation from
the Pension Protection Fund.

Further, according to the
Pensions Regulator’s website:
“In order to meet these objec-
tives, we concentrate our
resources on schemes where we
identify the greatest risk to the

security of members' benefits.
“We will also promote high
standards of scheme adminis-
tration, and work to ensure that
those involved in running pen-
sion schemes have the neces-
sary skills and knowledge.”

Standards of conduct

The UK Pensions Regulator
issues codes of practice, which
give practical guidelines on how
to comply with the legal

requirements of the Act.

The codes set out. the stan-
dards of conduct and practice
expected of those involved in
running and providing pension
schemes. Those standards
reflect how a well-run pension

scheme would choose to meet .

the relevant requirements.
Conclusion

The intention of pension leg-

' islation is not only to regulate

pension funds but also to
encourage employers/employ-
ees to work together to provide
a social safety net for the long-
term benefit of workers, while
relieving central government of
this sole burden. °~~"7~"

However, without the proper
regulatory regime in place, we
risk jeopardising the long-term
savings of many of our hard-
working Bahamians.

Who is the watchman, and
who is watching the watchman?
The interest of the plan mem-
bers and their beneficiaries
should not be subservient to a
company’s need for operating
cash flow or the self-interest of
any other party.

NB: Larry R. Gibson, a Char-
tered Financial Analyst, is vice-
president - pensions, Colonial
Pensions Services (Bahamas), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of
Colonial Group International,
which owns Atlantic Medical
Insurance and is a major share-
holder of Security & General
Insurance Company in the
Bahamas.

_ The views expressed are
those of the author and do not

“necessarily represent those of
Colonial Group International
or any of its subsidiary and/or
affiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com- ,
ments to rlgibson@atlantic-
house.com.bs

Triathlon McCombo:
with 21 oz. drink

& wedge potatoes

_ ralliianans TF oe f

FORGIVE & FORGET ©

LIAL CCE ELH EE OE UR EE

~ MORTGAGE CAMPA IGN

fairl Gal: iG

WIN CASH PRIZES

of $1,500, $2,500
ao $10,000

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR GOALS ARE, WE CAN HELP YOU:

‘BUY A HOUSE

‘FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HOME

“REFINANCE A MORTGAGE FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION

“RENOVATE YOUR CURRENT HOME

Interest Rate i

bRty:

‘ZERO CASH DOWN IF YOU OWN YOUR PROPERTY

AND WITH OUR MORTGAGE CAMPAIGN YOU'LL BENEFIT FROM:
“LOW INTEREST RATE

‘A VARIETY OF FINANCING SOLUTIONS THAT COULD HELP YOU BUY NOW

‘REPAYMENT OPTIONS TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR-BUDGET AND BE MORTGAGE
FREE SOONER

-LOWER COST BORROWING FOR OTHER NEEDS

‘VISA, MASTERCARD OR A SCOTIALINE LINE OF CREDIT (CONDITIONS APPLY)

ae

WR RS mm NG


THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 3B



DMRRRDSRENEST MNT an AF RIS ee
Does Arawak Cay port ‘contain’ right choices?

I WAS putting away some
conch salad at Goldie's next to
Arawak Cay, listening to Zeke
and Amos, a couple of savvy
truck-drivers on a lunch break.

Zeke: Wanna bet when we

see all the containers movin'
here, 'stead of downtown?

Amos: Maybe my lifetime,
maybe not.

Zeke: But didn't Hubert say
right over on Arawak was set
for the new Container Port?

Amos: Sure, he say it! But
ain't no one can teil you exact-
ly what that means. Ain't got
no details at all.. Where they
gonna dock the ships, all those
boats Tropical brings in? Along
the north wall? An' where they
gonna stack up the containers?
Plenty from Crowley take all
the space already. Maybe Gub-
mint soon tear down those
Godforsaken old warehouses
‘long the eastern edge. Shoulda
done it long ago, 'stead of leav-
ing them like a garbage dump
for every cruise passenger to
spot when he comes into har-
bour.

Zeke: An' when you an' me
pull out with our rigs, hauling
them 40-footers, where do we
go? Back into fightin' every
comer downtown? Straight
south to upset all them good
folks in Chippingham? Out
west past errybody swimmin'
on Cable Beach? Man, we'll see
traffic jams leavin' the Cay like
you ain't never seen before!

Amos: Well, I hear they
maybe planning something just
to west - take the fill from har-
bour dredging, dump it in shal-
low water in front of Saunders
Beach - bingo! New island all
set to take container ships.
‘Course, they got to build a
bridge and new roads for that,
brand new routes goin' every
which way.

Zeke: Yeah, an' how long
that take?

Amos: They dont tell me
yet.

Zeke: An' ain't all them envi-
ronment busy-bodies got some-
thing to say? Hold it up for a
couple of years to worry about
the turtles and land-crabs?

? Amos: YOu So'tight, Zeke.

Zeke: -We-useta-hear the

whole thing was set for out





west, between the brewery and
BEC, with good road comin' in

under the power-line. What

happened with that?

Amos: Got shot down by the
new government. So they dump
the whole thing on that nice fel-
la Earl Deveaux to sort out the
mess. He in charge of Down-
town, too, so he got to promise
errybody all the shipping leave
Bay Street like tomorrow.

Zeke: Say, don't I remember
Brent sayin' he has a quick
solution - all the trucks would
be off Bay Street by, when was
it, last December? Or maybe
this June? We'd all be drivin' at
night, he said. You been doin'
any of that?

Amos: Man, you kiddin'?
Who's gonoa unload my con-
tainer at midnight?

Another fellow joined Amos
and Zeke; talked and dressed
like an engineer, hardhat and
all. They greeted him as Harley.

Amos: Now, Harley, you
always get inside scoop. What's
up? ute

Harley: Here's a little history
to chew on. Just as the FNM
took over in May last year, the
Dutch consulting firm Ecorys
was writing the feasibility study
for a modern container port
located, like you said, right by
the power plant. Ecorys had
been selected by a joint task
force of Government officials
(then PLP appointees, of
course) and the private sector
shipping companies led by
Tropical, and studied every
angle of our economy.

But within weeks of the elec-
tion - after maybe.a quick look
at Ecorys - Brent was saying,
publicly and privately, "You
can forget about the South-
western Port. It costs too much
and takes too long. We'll do it
quicker.”

Zeke: Yeah, I heard them
official reasons. Of course, the
real reason was, it was born in
the PLP cradle, not the FNM.

Harley: OK, you said it. Lat-
er, at a face-off right here in
Nassau, Brent told the boss of

Ecorys: "You guys are doing a

great job. But, like you were

~ instructed, you're’ only ‘study- ’
“ing the southwest site. My Gov-*

ernment needs to be satisfied

Present



by Richard
Coulson

there's no better place on the
island. Nobody has studied the
alternatives".

Amos: True?

Harley: That was a flat mis-
statement. In 2005, a Florida

marine consulting firm made a

study of seven different sites -
studied all the factors, environ-
ment, traffic, nearby residents -
and gave the power plant top
points, 41 against 32 for
Arawak Cay. That wasn't good
enough for Brent and the new
gang. Said the study wasn't
done right. I dunno, looked OK
to me, but I’m just an engineer,
not a politician.

Zeke: So where we is now?

Harley: Well, you can't
expect Government to rush
into these things! It took until
about New Year's for Hubert
to nix the Ecorys plan straight
up and start promoting Arawak
Cay for the new port. Then it
took: him another six months
to decide. who was going to
build it. That big European
shipping company, MSC, tried
to muscle in and said they'd do
the whole thing - construct,
manage, pay. They already just
about run the Freeport Con-
tainer Port, so why not Nassau,
too? That didn't look so good
to the guys already doing the
business here - Tropical,
Seaboard and the gang - so they
raised a big stink about a for-
eign-owned monopoly domi-
nating Nassau shipping. I guess
there was lots of back and forth,
and seems like Hubert finally
told the local guys to go ahead.

Owners of the port have to
be the present operators and
other Bahamians, and nobody
can hold more than 15 per cent.
Jimmy Mosko was named
chairman of the port company
and told to get going.

Amos: So things are movin'
now?

Harley: Not so fast, my

friend! Here we are, “early Sep-

tember, and*Jimmy still has to -

find a constIting company to

ota,



Friday, September 19th, 2008 8 p.m.

Rainforest Theatre

Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino

BLACK TIE AFFAIR

General Admission $100.00
VIP $125.00 (Champagne included)

SPECIAL STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCE
Friday, September 19th, 2008 - 1. p.m.

$10.00. (with Student I.D. )

Saturday, September 20th, 2008 8 p. m.

General Admission $50. 00
V.LP. $75.00 (Champagne included)

TICKET BOX OFFICES

Rainforest Theatre - 327-6200

Original Patties (T. Darlin
Juke Box- Mall At

Williams Hwy) 341 1874
arathon (393-4891)

Doongalik Studios - Marina Village, Atantis (363-1313)
UWI School of Clinical Medicine & Research (PMH)
Marsha Bain/Pearl Hollingsworth (356-5289 or 325-2320)
Cliffie’s Barber Shop - (323-6253)

Floral Arts - Collins Ave & 5th Terrace (325-3581)

Sponsored by:

Kres esT ee



ara

BNO



SUNSHINE INSURANCE

ARSH



il



(’ Bank of The Bahamas’

LeMay B.D

jon}







do a complete engineering and
financing plan. I hear it's down
to a shortlist of two, but who-
ever is picked will take couple
of months to complete. And the
environment study ain't even
started! The turtles and the
land-crabs still got a while to
live.

Zeke: So they might start
pourin' concrete by end of the
year?

Harley: That's what they say,
hope, hope. And maybe two
years to finish the job, and build
all the new roads to make it
work.

Amos: At least a solution.

Harley: Sure, but you oughta
know everybody I talk to out-
side Government (and even a
few inside) - engineers, town
planners, environmentalists,
businessmen, even the shipping
companies - think Arawak
could be used for better things,
and making it the main port is a
crazy decision. They grit their
teeth and bear it, because no
use fighting Government, but
they'll tell you that out by the
power plant is still the best
place. And look, if Hubert had
put his OK on the Ecorys plan
when he first took over, the
thing could be about third-and
a-half finished by now.

Zeke: But a lot more bucks.

-Harley: Maybe yes, maybe
no. Ecorys put it at about $330
million, and the Arawak budget
could be less, we still don't
know exactly. Either way, it's

all on the private sector, not on_.

the Treasury. And reckon this:
the Albany Resort has already
built, at its own expense, a slick
new road out west that could
have been part of the straight
power-line highway to the
inland terminal that's part of
every plan. More than that, I
bet both Albany and South
Ocean could have been
squeezed for fat contributions.
Since both developers were
fighting for crucial planning,
dredging and construction per-
mits, Government could have
said: “OK, but you've got to

share the cost of building the .

commercial port that's near
you." That's the typical hard
bargaining that happens around

any big development. Joe Lewis ~~

wasn't going to walk away from

soeocoesnooonoseaasrconinesnn

Albany over a few million more
bucks. But I guess Hubert did-
n't try to play that card.
Amos: Man, I always figure
the FNM is better than the PLP
at toughin' it out on business

deals.
But, eh bulla, sometimes you
gotta wonder.

NB: All names in this article
are fictional

(\

FERREIRA & COMPANY
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Ferreira & Company, a growing and dynamic legal

and consulting fi
Assistant.

following requirements:

unm, is seekin
The successful applicant must possess the

a Secretary/Personal

* Associates Degree or 2-3 years relevant work

experience;

* Ability to meet pressing deadlines and work

under pressure;

* Superior customer service skills;
* Excellent organizational and time management

skills;

° Thorough knowledge and command of
MicrosoftWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Access,

Interested persons should submit letter of interest and
Resume on or before September 5", 2008 electronically only

to: chris.ferreiraandco@coralwave.com re

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NEW BROADWAY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of NEW BRAODWAY LIMITED

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has |

been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

~ Society of Trust & Estate

S T E Piracut onees (Bahamas)



The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

STEP

in partnership with

Global Asset Management

GAM

Invite applications for a scholarship towards the completion of the
STEP Foundation Level Course

? Applicants should meet the following criteria-

v Bahamian citizen

v Currently employed within the Trust industry or wish to become

employed within the Trust industry

Application forms should be obtained from STEP Bahamas at its administrative office
below, and submitted together with the following :

Proof of Bahamian Citizenship (certified copy passport)
Current resume detailing employment history and career

aspirations

Details of any other funding sources’

Completed applications should be submitted/delivered to -

STEP Bahamas

Goodmans Bay Corporate Centre, First Floor

P. O. Box N-1764
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 323-6612

Deadline for applications is SEPTEMBER 10" 2008


PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008



THE TRIBUNE



Excellent Career Opportunity

Theft costs | Government

chergy

Vice President of Construction ‘Sup ec ‘aS h : nl

A major family island resort development is seeking a key

individual to join their team. The ideal candidate will be a ; FROM pave 1B
Senior Construction Executive and is accountable for pag
overseeing the construction, design, engineering, utilities and 9

contractual aspects of the development. This position is also

responsible for the work flow, overseeing multiple contractors

enable the Government to
see exactly where it spends
its energy dollars, and deter-

audit will not be limited to

©
) ) mine where consumption
fa : ‘ can be reduced to cut costs. ,
troubleshooting problems, budgeting, quality control and U in MeNcyncticad hie
managing all personnel issues, it wi imi

Qualifications:

> 10-20 years total background showing career progression,
"> Experience working in international markets a plus

FROM page 1B Mr D’ Aguilar said the storms -
> Ideal candidate will be from a large resort developer pag atthe Gavel avon acued
“>Requires B.S, in an engineering discipline or to the arrival of the storm. by the US State Department,

i i But it’s inevitably going to warning persons about the risk
>Go0d working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as affect business in the sense that involved in travelling to the
well as CAD is required. : people are going to hunker Bahamas - was likely to impact

down and batten up. The ques- _ the sector in the short-term.
seit ice eas bios tion is whether people are going “People are going to defer
The position is based on a family island with frequent travel to sg dofentheirsnendinatoalat. trom coming here,” Mr
Nassau and United States, so the candidate must be willing to erdate.” D’Aguilar said. “But Septem-

From a tourism perspective, ber is a slow month anyway,
relocate. We offer an excellent compensation package: with Pee 7

benefits and relocation assistance.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to prior
yn September 12, 2008.

‘Legal Notice

Notice



' CARDIFF NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
(dn Voluntary Liquidation).
: Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-

IN THE ESTATE OF BLODWEN pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
A. ZEIGLER late of 73 Oak Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
Ridge. Avenue in the..City. of
Summit in the County of Union
in the State of New Jersey one of
the States of the United States
of America, deceased.

3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 10th
day of September, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the Ist day of September 2008
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against
the above Estate are required to send
the. same duly certified in writing to the
Undersigned on or before the 30% day of
September, 2008, after which date the Dee Oe

Executor will proceed to distribute the :
assets having regard only to the claims of Notice
which he shall then have had notice.
AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned. . Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
‘HIGGS & JOHNSON Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-
Attorneys for the Executor 3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 10th

Chambers day of September, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
P. O. Box N-3247

Ocean Centre

Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street Dated the 1st day of September 2008

Nassau, Bahamas.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR

CALEDONIA NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK .-
LIQUIDATOR




EG CAPITAL

BROKERAGE & A
















. Abaco Markets. .
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund i 11.80
9.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50
0.99 0.85 Benchmark . 0.89
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49
2.70 1.62 Fidelity Bank 2.37
14.11 10.80 Cable Bahamas 14.11
3.15 2.85 Colina Holdings 2.88 .
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.77
6.88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.60
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital : ‘2.75
8.10 6.02 Famguard . 8.06
13.01 12.00 Finco 12.50
14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank ' 11.55
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.49
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities 5.57 0.00 0.407 0.300 13.7 5.39%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.00 0.00 1.023 0.620 11.7
Premier Real Estate - * 0.00 sage 0.180 9.000 55.6


















-0.50 1,600 0.650 0.570 18.5 4.75%
0.00 0.550 0.450 21.0 3.90%




0.00 0.385 Q.140 14.3 2.55%
0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
,0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%


























Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $



ie ree es nasa a
14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets

8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%)
0.20



‘Last Price
14.60

41.00
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.55 0.40 RND ong Ste











OO Lada scasceneteeneae eeu aoe N/M...


















52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name. YTD % Last 12 Months Div$S Yield%
1.3320 1.2652 Colina Bond Fund we 5.2

3.0008 2.8869 Colina MSI Preferred Fund

1.4098 1.3540 Coiina Money Market Fund

3.7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.3289 11.7116, Fidelity Prime Income Fund ,
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund

100.9600 99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund

1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
10.5000 9.4733 Fidelity International Investment Fund
1.0147 1,0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
1.0119 1.00CO0 FG Financial Growth Fund

1.0119 1.0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund
















‘1,000.00... “YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price






|, BISX ALL SHARE IN

52wk-Hi - Highest cl 2 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

52wk-Low - n last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
eighted price for daily volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price s7** 34 April 2008
ahted prige for daily volume Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week se7** 22 August 2008



day EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
18 N/M - Not Meaningful
yarnings FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

secees 31 July 2008

1O TRADE CALL: OFAL 242.602-7016 1" FIAT BAB Wb rr 64 | PS GAPIFAL MARKETS 242.496.4000 | COLONIAL 242-802-7828 0 HOR

dant ccectetaattiasidatllaacsgds MORE IDATA & INFORMATION CALL BISX 242.994.2503

f |








energy related to electrical
usage, but will also exam-,
ine the Government’s water

; usage.
: , . “The vast majority of our
> Broad background running a Construction Operations team | ugust water is processed through

reverse osmosis, and that
requires significant quanti-
ties of energy. That needs to
be reduced as well,” said.

The Government wants to
introduce a National Energy
Policy aimed at exploring
and encouraging the use of
alternative sources of energy
for customers of the
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-

‘. ration (BEC), the largest
slow speed power generator
in the Caribbean.

It is hoped that this will
have some impact in reduc-
ing the skyrocketing electri-
cal bills plaguing business
and homeowners.

and this will just make it slower.
At least it was not a month ear-
lier, when people were going
on vacation. After Labour Day,
it’s very slow, so it’s the. best
time for it to come if it’s going
to come.”

The Chamber president sug-
gested that the Government
needed to implement a “cut-off
point” where, if an approach-
ing storm had sustained winds
of 70 miles per hour or more, its
own Offices and those of the pri-
vate sector should all close
down.

- Legal Notice

Notice

CULEMBOURG NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the ‘10th
day of September, 2008. In default thereof they wilf be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the Ist day of September 2008

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice
Notice

COURAGE NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED
dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims againts the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 10th
day of September, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 1st day of September 2008

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF DELORES ANN
JONES a.k.a. LAURA ANN JONES a.k.a.
DELORES ANN DARVILLE late of Fairfax
Road, Ridgeland Park in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required
to send the same duly certified in writing to the
Undersigned on or before the 30% day of September,
2008, after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned:

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Attorneys for the Executor
Chambers

P. O. Box N-3247

Ocean Centre

Montagu Foreshore

East Bay Street

Nassau, Bahamas.


THE TRIBUNE

BUSINESS



BISX lists first debt security

FROM page 1B

the market in terms of
receiving, listing and trading
securities across the board.
As a result of different types
of listings, we are giving peo-
ple choice.

“Our market is becoming
well-rounded. It’s continuing
to expand, continuing to
grow in an orderly fashion.
It’s like clock work now, and
beginning to move in the
right direction.”

Mr Davies said the search .

for alternative funding mech-
anisms, outside of initial pub-

lic offerings (IPOs) and equi-
ty issues, was a growth area
for capital markets through-
out the world.

He explained that compa-
nies with strong income
streams and asset bases were
increasingly inviting investors
to purchase debt securities,
as they could provide evi-
dence buyers would receive
all their interest and full prin-
cipal repayment.

“T believe this is an area
of growth in the country for
those companies that. have
the intent and financial
strength to release these
types of security,” Mr Davies

said, “so we will see more in
the future. It’s [the Fidelity
listing] another positive step
in the right direction for our
market.

“This will, I guess, speed
the development of a credit
rating agency for the
Bahamas. It’s important the
investing public can have a
means by which to evaluate
the strength of a company
and the strength of the debt
it issues. Credit rating agen-

_cies benchmark the debt

issued against the Govern-
ment’s Own securities and

‘other debt issuers in the mar-

ket.”

Mr Davies said he hoped
the successful listing and
trading of Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) $25 million debt
securities, and notes issued
by other private sector enti-
ties, would encourage the
Government to list its own
registered stock and Trea-
sury Bili issues on the
exchange.

“This will demonstrate
that BISX is more than capa-
ble of managing and sustain-
ing government debt securi-
ties trading,” he added.

“We will demonstrate our
ability to manage this aspect
of the market, and over time

market yield curve, where
companies would be able to
“benchmark” their debt
against other issuers.
Anwer Sunderji, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) chief exec-
utive, said the $25 million
notes were part of a wider
$50 million bond issue that

the bank’s Board had ~

approved in 2007.

To date, only half had
been issued as Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) had sought to
raise capital to fund growth
in its mortgage and loan
book. The $25 million worth
of notes issued to date had
been released in two tranch-



Wyndham
suffers
250 room

cancels
FROM page 1B

guest and employee safety, as well as
ensuring that staff have sufficient time to
secure their own families and propertics.
They will also be securing the hotel and
issuing frequent newsletters to guests
and employees, updating them on weath-
er conditions.

Ed Fields, the senior vice-president of
public affairs for Kerzner International,
said: “We did not have any tancellations
until today. A couple of small groups.”

Tropical Storm Hanna became Hurri

es, $15, million and $10 mil-
lion. |

Mr Sunderji said the list-
ing would increase liquidity
and allow investors holding

we expect and hope

_ to be involved in the
trading of govern-
ment as well.”

That, Mr Davies
said, would ultimate-
ly lead to the devel-
opment of a debt

cane Hanna yesterday afternoon, and hur-
ricane warnings were issued for the central
and southeastern Bahamas on Monday. as
well as the Turks and Cacios.

pe The Bahamas may face a double blow
the $25 million worth of as the recently upgraded Tropical Storm

notes to sell or buy the secu- Ike is also on a direct course to the coun-
rities via BISX. try.



INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
COMMERCIAL BUILDING |
SITUATED ON DOUBLE LOTS TOTALING 23,753 SQ. FT. |



LOCATED BERNARD ROAD
Approximately 500 feet east of the Village Road Round About

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to: |
The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518 |
Nassau, Bahamas . |

to reach us before September 29, 2008. |

For further information, please contact: |

356-1608 or 502-0929



A vibrant entity invites application from suitable qualified individuals for the
position of AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

The successful candidate would be an individual with strong marketing skills
and a good working knowledge of agriculture management techniques and a
. strong commitment to promoting the advancement of this sector.

0} HP 530 Notebook Computer

Intek® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5200.
2 GB 667 MHz ODR2 SDRAM

160 GB 5400 mpm SATA HDD

DVD+/-RW SuperMulti with Double Layer
Genuine Windows Vista® Business,
Microsoft Office Basic 2007

HP Backpack Notebook Case

Purchase $50 worth
of School Supplies
and you could a

“WIN an
HP 530
Notebook

Computer
w/backpack case

is 24” Bike or one of
Custom Otte 2 Gift Baskets

Black Reflector
Backpac

$i $12.85

199 Encore 2pk Scissors...
#3600-20182
> ude, ‘S SS Encore One Hole Punch............

Li

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the analysis and evaluation of the integrated
agricultural marketing system.
Development of an agricultural information system and
capacity building.

Provision of support of agricultural: marketing projects
and programmes including formulation, — start-up,
implementation monitoring and evaluation in collaboration
with the marketing team.
Provide ongoing monitoring of the marketing programme
to anticipate and troubleshoot problems and_ issues,
track milestones and concrete progress on activities and
recommend appropriate action.
Provide quality assurance and review of the programme. ©
Provide feedback and guidance to senior management with
respect to the programme development. ~- 3

- Provide support in marketing development workshops and
events.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Sale ends Sept 3rd, 2008 .

Mead Color Book 100 sheets Tl aes) alee

Eaciel00h Ohba Re)

Oxford Geometry Set.....

#3600-10010

now S$ 5, TS

RY Je [NY 1) ee PORTH Re 7 $ P iT S

#3600-74824

Encore rales pen w/Fluid......... Pt) amen) es

# 3600-97065

Fiaeloltlt hyde yaa)
edhe Mini Calculator............ irene aT Ss I. re

3600-18077

Webster’s Dictionary............0.000 rrr (+). an} eae

#3160-45502

lela eal Musical Backpack........... Rl) a) ry h ye

3600-69001

3600-96010
Encore

aL Paper 96 sheefts.......... RT Le
#3600-53336

PTA 2 J
now $1.16

fees Lettering Stencil...
#3600-96542
3pk Transparent Tape.

CROs PLAT

Mead Spiral Notebook 120 sheets......now $ 1 92

43600-05746
Cole RY Tio [ody See) ae RL eee) ie 2
#3600-05680
Mead Spiral Notebook 100 sheets

#3600-05514

Encore Stapler.....

#3600-89321

Pens

$1.75

BA Degree- Marketing

Minimum 7 years experience ;

Working knowledge of agricultural products

Working knowledge of the procedures for determining local
market conditions ©

Strong written and verbal communications skills

Excellent computer skills

RT ae) 208.

3360-65600 RON 1+) ASE AY

Saas Bo
#283) Scientific BR
Encore Plastic Pencil Case............000000.N0W $19

C il | #3600-87107
a CU ator Encore 24pk Crayon.........:..

#3600.96474

12” Neon Plastic Ruler.....

E Aciol te by1t.0]0}

Pree

Interested persons should submit a resume, police certificate,
testimonials, photograph and covering letter outlining
background and achievements to:

c/o DA 04733
P.O. Box N3207
Nassau, Bahamas

mel 4
Ty Ok C1 eee ree Reet 11°12
#6146-37500 ;

3600-15103 ara Rahs Pocket/Clasp Folders...........n0W

Mead 150ct Miia

* Except on red tagged and net TE

LG House,

A |
Tel: (242) 393-4002

Mall at Marathon
Fax: (242) 393-4096

Lea

The closing date for applications is September 22, 2008 reg $2.99

Monday-Friday 9:00am8; ee
Ayer tT ys long 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday closed

www. kellysbahamas.com


PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE






INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

In The Rapidly Expanding Carmichael Road Area
Lot #5 Block 2, Millars Heights Subdivision

Property Comprises 18,292.55 Sq.Ft.
With 106 Ft. on High Traffic Carmichael Road

Interested person should submit offers in writing

addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before Septmeber 29, 2008.

. For further information, Please contact:

356-1608 or 502-0929

American Academy of
Project Management

4
Get certified and join this ever growing elite group of
Certified International Project Managers
CIPM™, PMP®, and CPM Ce son courses through
_Lignum Institute of Technology (LIT) The ONLY
Registered Education Provider (REP) authorized by PMI®,
and the authorized Training Centre for
The American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)â„¢
and the International Project Management Association (IPMA)â„¢



Course starts:
September 9, 2008 - Tues & Thurs evenings 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Note: Saturday classes are also available.

EARN EXTRA PDUs AND CEUs TO SUSTAIN YOUR CERTIFICATION MEMBERSHIP
HERE ARE A FEW COURSES OFFERED AT LIGNUM:

Internationally Accredited
Internationally Certified
instructor, with over
$800,000,000 in hands on
project experience
Authorized Syllabus
Certification Guarantee

RISK MANAGEMENT

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT
QUALITY MANAGEMENT

SCOPE MANAGEMENT
IMPLEMENTING A PMO IN YOUR

ORGANIZATION eo
Financing Available

MOCK EXAM PRIOR TO YOUR CERTIFICATION EXAM. WE OFFER ONE OF THE BEST
MOCK EXAMS THROUGH ONLINE FACILITY CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VIST
OUR WEBSITE: www.lignumtech.com/LIT

CALL: Ms. Candice Albury,
Training Coordinator/Administrator
Lignum Technologies (Bahamas) Ltd.

Phone: (242) 393-2164





Kenneth Lightbourne/PS News/Features -

~ Realtors
progress

training

campaign

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

‘The “Securities Commission’ of The’ Bahamas '(the’‘Commissién), >
‘a statutory agency: responsible. for the. oversight, supervision. and:
‘tegulation of the investment funds, securities and capital.markets in or

from The Bahamas, as well as the supervision of Financial and Corporate
Service Providers, invites applications from qualified Bahamians for the
following position:

Field Examiner

Responsibilities:

¢ Conducting on-site inspections of entities licensed or registered by
the Commission

¢ Assisting in the enforcement process addressing deficiencies
identified in the inspection

Qualifications and Experience:

* Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

¢ ] - 2 years experience in auditing or public accounting
¢ Knowledge of the securities industry a plus

Competencies:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Proficient in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications,
particularly Word and Excel) ;

A competitive salary and benefits are being offered. Interested persons
should submit applications in writing marked
“Private and Confidential” to:

MANAGER — CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. O. BOX N-8347
’ NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs
Applications should be received no later than September 5, 2008



dae Boa ey

.. 9.e;Pictured above ‘are’ mem-
., bers. of the BREA education

THE Bahamas Real Estate
Association (BREA) continued
its 2008 programme of educa-
tional courses for members,
when the BRI (Bahamas Real-
tors Institute Designation)
course was held recently with
visiting lecturer Frank Serio. —

Cae awa Be

committee with instructor
Frank Serio. From L to R are:

_ Theodore Sealy, member of the

education committee and board

' director; Lana Munnings-

Basalyga, chairperson of the
education committee and vice-
president Bahamas Real Estate
Association; William Wong,
president, Bahamas Real Estate
Association; Frank Serio,
instructor from the Council of
Residential Specialists (CRS
)USA; Sally Hutchenson, mem-
ber of the Education Commit-
tee.

INSIGHT

For the stories
behind the news,
mm c-Y-(0 We 7e] 18
on Mondays

. Aglobal leader in audit, tax and advisory services

We are currently seeking qualified persons to join our Audit practice as:

Senior/Supervising Senior

Successful candidates for the Senior/Supervising Senior position must have at least three to four years
professional public accounting experience. Applicants must hold a CPA, CA, or other: professional designation
recognized by the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants,

Essential attributes include: ; 5

* auditing experience in the financial services (banking, investment funds and insurance) and hospitality

industries

excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well with clients

the ability to work independently and under pressure to meet strict deadlines

excellent oral and written communication skills
proficiency in a variety of software applications (Microsoft suite)

We offer a team-based environment with wonderful opportunities, in our Nassau office, to broaden your
professional experience in a varied practice that offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Assurance is given that every applicant will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of their professional certification by Friday,
September 12, 2008 to: KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box N123, Nassau, Bahamas or

jalightbourne@kpmg.com.bs. Telephone: (242) 393 2007

AUDIT «® TAX # ADVISORY

® 2008, KPMG, a Bahamas partnership, and a member firm of the KPMG netwark of indapandent mamber firms affiliated with KPMG International, a

Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved,


THE TRIBUNE

GN-737



SUPREME
COURT

Palm Beach County in the State of Florida,

: America, deceased. ©

: Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

| of

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00520

Whereas COTEISHA HANNA, of #58 Trotter
Avenue in the Island of Grand Bahama, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of NEUTISHALA FLOWERS, late of #58

Trotter Avenue on the Island of Grind Bahama, :

one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of : : |
i 2008/PRO/npr/00527

The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration :
: Grove, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England,
i United Kingdom, deceased.

of 21 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |

: NOTICE is hereby given that after the |
i expiration of fourteen days from the date :
: hereof, application will be made to the Supreme :
: Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division :
by HARRY BRACTON SANDS of Skyline :

THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION |
28TH AUGUST, 2008 |

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00522

Whereas RICARDO WILFRED TREVOR |

HOLMES, of Minnis Subdivision in the Island :
New: Providence; ‘one of the Islands of the. }
‘Conimonwealth | of The Bahamas, has made :
application to the Supreme Court of The i
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
Real and Personal Estate of WILFRED |:
THOMAS HOLMES, late of Minnis :
Subdivision, New Providence, one of the ;
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, :

deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration 7

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

CANDICE B.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :

THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE :

DIVISION :

28TH AUGUST, 2008 :

: Attorney for MADLYN SIMMS, the Lawful

: Widow has made application to the Supreme

ne : : Court of The Bahamas,
IN THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL GEORGE :

CORBETT ASHBY, late of Wickens, Birch :

: of Old Bight, Cat Island, one the Islands of

: the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Drive in the Western District of the Island of :
New Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Attorney- :
-i At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The :
: Bahamas for obtaining the resealed Grant of :
: Probate in the above estate granted to JULIAN :
CHARLES ASHBY and NICHOLAS :
PATRICK HANCOCK the Executors of the :
Estate, by the High Court of Justice, the District :
Probate Registry at Brighton, on the 19th day :

of August, 2008.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

| 2008/PRO/npr/00529

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
- THE SUPREME COURT |
PROBATE DIVISION |

28TH AUGUST, 2008 ;
i NOTICE is hereby given that after the :
: expiration of fourteen days from the date |
i hereof, application will be made to the Supreme :

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00523

Whereas LOUREY C. SMITH, of Mareva |
House, 4 George Street, New Providence, one }
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The ;
Bahamas, Attorney by Deed of Power of :
Attorney for Brenda K. Miller, the Executrix |
has made application to the Supreme Court of :
The Bahamas, for letters of administration ;
with the will annexed of the Real and Personal :
Estate of MAXINE A. SIMA Y, late of 6820 :
Chateau Chase Drive, Columbus in the State |

of Ohio, U.S.A., deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications |

will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

States of America, deceased.

Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division :
by MICHELLE ANTIONETTE HORTON :
Park and SIDNEY |.
ALEXANDER CAMBRIDGE JR. of No.9 :
Chancery Lane, both of the Eastern District :
of the Island of New Providence one of the :
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, :
Attorneys-At-Law, the Authorized Attorneys : -
in The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed :
Letters Of Administration (single personal :
i representative) in the above estate granted to :.
i DENNIS PASCALE the Personal :
Representative of the Estate, by the Circuit :
i Court for Broward County, Florida, on the 31 :
: of The Bahamas, has made application to the

of Monastery

i St day of ue 2007.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
THE SUPREME COURT |

PROBATE DIVISION |

28TH AUGUST, 2008 |

2008/PRO/npr/00525

_ No. 2008/PRO/npr/00530

IN THE ESTATE OF GILBERT LESTER |

BOWE a.k.a. GILBERT L. BOWE, late of

:

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

Whereas JACQUELYNE ROBERTS, of Sea |
New :

Breeze Estates, Eastern District,

| Providence,
i one of the States of the United States of :

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 7B

one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made

: application to the Supreme Court of The
: Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
i NOTICE is hereby given that after the :

! expiration of fourteen days from the date :
i hereof, application will be made to the Supreme :
i Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division :
i by WELLINGTON E. OLANDER of No. :
i 33 Gleniston Gardens in the Eastern District :
: of the Island of New Providence, one of the :
:. will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
: Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in :
: The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed Letters |
Administration (single personal :
: representative) in the above estate granted to :
ASHURST the Personal :
i Representative of the Estate, by the Circuit. :
Court for Palm Beach County, Florida, Probate :
Division, on the 27th day of May, 2008. :

Real and Personal Estate of ENOCH PEDRO
ROBERTS II, late of Sea Breeze Estates,
Eastern District, New

Providence, one the (latids of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

28TH AUGUST, 2008

_ No. 2008/PRO/npr/00531

Whereas STEPHEN ROLLE, of the
Settlement of Old Bight, Cat Island, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney by Deed of Power of

for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of GEORGE SIMMS, late of the Settlement

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 21 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

28TH AUGUST, 2008~-}-~'|
_ No. 2008/PRO/npr/00532

: Whereas LATANIA MACKEY, of North
: Andros,
: CROWTHER of Faith Avenue, Freeport,
: Grand Bahama, one of the. Islands of the
: Commonwealth of The Bahamas, have made .
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT :
PROBATE DIVISION |
28TH AUGUST, 2008 :
: the City of Nassau in the Island of New
: Providence,
: Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
: IN THE ESTATE OF DONALD PASCALE :
; a.k.a. DONALD P. PASCALE, late of :
‘Tamarac City in Broward County in the State :
of Florida, one of the States of the United |

The Bahamas, and LATASIA

application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of IRENE
JOHNSON, late of No. 56 Augusta Street in

one the Islands of the

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of.14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00533
Whereas HESTER WILLIAMS, of

Adderley's Addition in the Eastern District,
New Providence, one of the Commonwealth

_+ Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
: administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of MAKELL CARLET NEELY, late of
: Soldier Road, Eastern District,
: Providence,
: Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :

THE SUPREME COURT :
PROBATE DIVISION :
28TH AUGUST, 2008 :

New
one the Islands of the

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


PAGE 8B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 , 2008 THE TRinuinwe







COMICPAGE



CALVIN & HOBBES





JUDGE PARKER

WHAT'S YOUR FEELING
ON THIS, SAM? WAS
ITAHIT?

IT WAS A LONG-

DISTANCE SHOT...
SOMEBODY KNEW
WHAT THEY WERE

aT Ly

a

gq

©1988 Universal Press Syndicate



>

fo

‘f [Als Ge
©@z00s by North America Syndicate, Inc. World nghts reserved. Ns

Ie, ON ee
SO Mas Pt A USS







Ne. ; ie
awa ie Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
O\ ae oO 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
8x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to
Sunday

APT 3-G














LATE AFTERNOON AT ALAN'S THANKS, HALEY, I/LL NEED DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH J
STULD/O 00. Bi Y OH, GOOD, \T. AEA GO SEE JONES.}2 | 10 SHARE WITHA
ZYAWN S.. ‘ Al.MOST las
TZ = = TMADE Gu OF DOPE . CNG





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









www. DENNISTHEMENACE.COM



BB Natttce oe
Gh vice
A i 5

GEEZ, | REALLY
CONKED OUT...
I WONDER WHAT
TIME IT IS




























©2008 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Difficulty Level *



Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
’ each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.



MARVIN

HOW DID YOUR
PLAY DATE GO WITH THE
NEW GIRL OLIVIA?







WELL, BEYOND
DIAPERS ANDA
LOVE OF MILK

.. WE REALLY DON'T
HAVE A LOT IN COMMON



























=[A]o

eee

wlaln

ol A|\{colo|oo!
ojo}col|—loo]afai|ro
Se

—_















©} 01) BR] O}/PO|N
CO/O|/MD|rM}n

a

ro} BlolN|o|—
o|a/4
Nilo}.
—|proloo
STO EN
©



(©2008 by North America Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.

www.kingfeatures.com

















©2008 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.





G|N]}M| 0); 0









CO} —|P] | N|O1] >| 00)







@|loolon|—|ro|co
SRC



HOW many words of
four letters or more can
you make from the
letters shown here? In
making a word, each
letter may be used once
only. Each must contain
the centre letter and
there must be at least
one nine-letter word,
No plurals, or verb.
forms ending in “s”, no
words with initial
capitals and no words

. With a hyphen or _
apostrophe permitted.
The first word of a
phrase is permitted
(e.g, inkjet in inkjet —

(©2008 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

“ver mE X FORGOT
Back AN YY SWORD,
HELGA...

‘ \
INDERS KEEPERSS
/ ooeRe Weer /7



3
g
g
2
&
3
=

printer).
; z
CRYPTIC PUZZLE TODAY'S TARGET
Good 18; very good 20;
Across oh . Down excellent 25 (or more).
1 Unqualified bird sound (5 , ; ‘
8 and 19 Down: They take a f ee? peace Solution Monday.
turn for the better (8,6)
9 A lighthouse 3 Nuts go well with cheese
casts it across the (8)
vessel (5) ; 4 Odd assortment of biblical

10 Dog Latin as
a composition (8)

» Chinatown, 20 Expiate, 21 Masseur,
23 Issue, 25 Owned, 26 Kite.



characters (3,3)

Diction, 21 Screech, 23 Offer, 25
Wager, 26 Less.



shown. The Belgian East-West dis-
rupted the bidding somewhat, but the
Americans (Bobby Goldman and



11 Cheers up with 5 Empty vault (5)
fringe benefits (5) 6 Take off — it’s also used Famous Hand

ae paced for landing (5)

ae i ‘ South dealer. Paul Soloway) reached the excellent

16 Sao ted fid ¢ 7 re nen evel Neither side vulnerable. six-club contract anyway.
ignly Gecorated td tor a NORTH East (Olivier Neve) made a Light-
new dish (6) 12 Spot of bother in the head @K54. — ner Double of six clubs, directing his
- 17 Found out the new rental : office (3) VÂ¥I53 partner not to lead the suit he had bid,
(6) QJ3 but to lead another suit instead. Neve

18 Reputedly wise light sleep- | 13 A well-cut length of cloth? . AK 106 was confident that his partner had
er (3) (3) WEST EAST enough heart length to work out the

23 A game that calls for 14. It’s pitiful when dad gets #1076 #AQJ9832 © strong possibility of a heart void in
silence (5) . Across Down ¥1097642 v— the East hand.

24 Mummy would the twitch (8) Lu ; #K 106 954 West (Philippe Coenraets) had no
soon go to pieces 15 Could be nine seas in aj 1 Chief (5) 2 Act of J $985 trouble finding the killing lead. After
were it not for ; tumult (2,1,5) N 8 Opponent of retaliation (8) SOUTH ruffing the heart, East returned a low
him! (8) ea = recourse to war (8) 3 By hand (8) — diamond. Declarer had no ae but

25 Tolerate resistance (5) ee & ACTOSs . VAKQ8 to play low to try to make the slam,

. i Ou 9 Overturn (5) 4 Central American A872 but West won with the king and led a
i 20 Rolled up for the opening / “ with 8 and le

26 Stumbling upon clue for : > 10 A fruit tree (4,4) country (6) 07432 second heart for East to ruff, giving
disconnect (8) : (5) o 41 Last (5) 5 Female fox (6) The bidding: the Belgians a 300-point pickup.

27 It propels a ship’s 21 Surprised a defender (5) < South West North ~ East At the second table, with a Bel-
complement 22 Aine meal (5) wi 12 An opening (3) 6 Essential (5) 1¢ Pass 2NT 34 gian pair now North-South, the bid-
heading south (5) 16 Tuberous flowering 7 Impression (5) 4& 44 5 & ey ae went:

; 6& Pass Pass Dble South West North East -
. ; : lant (6 12 A fossil fuel (3) . me Geen it of nae -

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution Yesterday’s Easy Solution —_,_ ae . seats Mae ite Opening lead — two of hearts. fer, He ee tenes

: ass ) ass
Across: 1 Threadbare, 6 Sash, 10 Across: 1 Loss of face, 6 Stab, 10 (6) diligently (3) The lead-directing double of a East (Bobby Wolff, playing with
Paced, 11 Chain mail, 12 Smartish, 13 Smart, 11 Rendition, 12 Sabotage, 18 For example (3) 14 Tumcoat (8) slam, also called a Lightner Double, Bob Hamman) elected not to double
Fates, 15 Reeling, 17 Pelican, 19 13 Tiger, 15 Omitted, 17 Smash-up, 23 Lanky (8 seco does not come up often, but when it since he did not know whether his
Artiste, 21 Mission, 22 Dying, 24 19 Bighead, 21 Satanic, 22 Pious, anky (5) isadvantage (8) does it can completely alter the out- side could score another trick even if
Pastoral, 27 Obstinate, 28 Naomi, 29 24 Careworn, 27 Infertile, 28 Gaffe, 24 Unlucky (8) 19 Reach journey's end come of a deal. Take this case froma he got a heart ruff. Whether he
Sten, 30 Merry dance 29 Eire, 30 On the rocks. 25. Shrivel with heat (5) (6) match between the United ae and ae have ee eh to the ten-

ns \ rr i Belgium at the 1984 World Team er mercies of the reader.

Down: 1 Type, 2 Recumbent, 3 Down: 1 List, 2 Seafaring, 3 Outdo, 26 Using great tact (3-5) 20 Fortunate (5) Olympiad. West naturally led a spade, and

Adder, 4 Backing, 5 Reach up, 7 4 Forward, 5 Confess, 7 Thing, 8 ; 2 : Se eater [ag ak \

; : ; cru 5 A $ . S. a die s
Apart, @ Holes in one, 9 Snafles, 14 Bankruptoy, 9 Distract, 14 Booby 27 hllee to couwrong | Oe NONIGOOUI Re ding: Wed a5. “B26 pomnie Che pla the 300 gained
Errand boys, 16 Insignia, 18 prize, 16 Treasure, 18 Honorific, 20 (5) 22 Expand (5) Oe eee & Pee a =

at the other table, gave the Belgians a
total of 1,220 points (15 IMPs) on
the deal.

Tomorrow: Enlisting the enemy’s aid.
©2008 King Features Syndicate Inc.
THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 9B



HEALTH





The Tribune



MEDICAL and health professionals still debate whether or not vaccinations are really necessary for the health of a child or do they do more harm
than good.

Should you get your child d O

vaccinate

@ By LISA LAWLOR



VACCINATIONS are a controversial topic
of interest among parents, educators and
health professionals. While most nurses

and doctors will say that immunization shots are

essential to the health of young children in school ”

who are constantly in a sea of germs, some par-
ents may feel differently. Some say they cause oth-
er conditions like autism, others see vaccinations
as a money-making sham that does no good for
the patient, and there:is also the concern that the
number of shots a child needs to enter schools
each year is only increasing without cause.

Minister of Health Dr Hubert
Minnis said the vaccination pro-
gramme of the Bahamas starts from
infancy, and he believes it is with
good reason. "The public spaces

- children are exposed to must be as
disease-free as possible, with mini-
mal risk of spreading any illness," he
told Tribune Health.

Ms Jarissa Backford, administra-
tor ur the Walk-In Clinic at Sandy-

port, also said that immunization is
crucial to the continued health of
children. The clinic is currently run
ning a special on immunization
shots, readying children for the new
school year. She believes it is "defi-
nitely right to have shots as a
mandatory requirement to enter a
school because so many students
are exposed to so many viruses".
She also suggested that a hole in the

system may be that after acceptance
to a school, immunization cards
aren't checked and therefore they
are not required by any institution to
update their vaccinations.

On the other side of the story,
some opponents to child vaccina-
tion argue that there are simply too
many shots required these days, and
believe they shouldn't have to cover
the costs of a policy put in place by
the government. These shots may
number as high as 20 before your
child reaches the age of two years.

Esther Barry, mother of two, said
she will do anything for offspring's
protection. "Thankfully my insur-
ance paid for my children's immu-
nization," she noted. She revealed
however, that if this were not so,
she "would have to make sacrifices".
About children that do not receive
the shots required by Bahamian law,
Ms Barry said they should not be
allowed around those who have
been vaccinated.

Another mother, Taliste Taylor,
said she's heard a lot of stories
about the negative side effects of
vaccinations. Some children com-
pletely change their temperament
she reported, and can become
cranky, irritable or feverish. For-
tunately, her daughter has oniy

experienced a high fever after one

‘The dangers of
‘improper footwear





@ SHOES are sometimes a contributing cause
to many foot problems which, in a lot of
instances, relates to poorly fitted footwear. One
of the main. dangers of wearing improper
footwear is acquired foot deformities. These are
conditions which can largely be avoided.

Today, I shall focus on some of the more
common deformities affecting the skin of the
foot.

The skin of the foot is especially vulnera-

ble because it is housed in footwear two-thirds

of the lifetime of the average person. Just

imagine this combined with other conditions

such as hard walking surfaces, foot perspira-
tion, excessive standing or walking, heat, shoe
abrasions etc, and the skin of the foot can
develop a variety of skin ills related to the
shoe or shoe fit.

Listed below are some of the more common
skin-related foot ailments which do not have to
occur if you wear properly-fitted footwear:

¢ Calluses - which are simply a hardening
of the skin, are sometimes seen as nature's
way of protecting the tissues below from steady
abrasions or pressures from the body. When
calluses develop they are often found on pres-
sure-sensitive parts of the foot, such as under
the ball of the feet or under the big toe joint.

They can be sore and even painful, much like

having a pebble under your foot. Calluses are
sometimes a sign of foot imbalance or of'a

! more serious problem concealed inside the

foot.

e Corns - there are two main types: hard
and soft. The hard corn usually starts as red
skin, followed by a coating of callus, which
develops into a hard corn. Most hard corns
develop on the side of the little toe, but are
also found in other places where there is steady

: pressure and abrasion. Hard corns are almost

always caused by shoes of the wrong size,
shape or fit.

On the other hand, the soft corn is always
found between the web of the toes, usually
between the fourth and fifth toes. A soft corn
is white and damp. It can also be very painful.
It is caused by a constant squeezing together of
the toes as a result of shoes too short or narrow
at the toes. The bones of the toes rub togeth-

: er and bring on the soft corn.

e Plantar warts - are found on the sole or
heel of the foot and can, at first glance, look

: like a small callus or corn but on closer exam-

ination reveal tiny black dots. It is believed
that they are caused by a virus and should be
treated by a podiatrist or dermatologist. These

warts can be quite painful.

‘e Ingrown toe nail - which is commonly

: found on the inner side of the big toe is anoth-

er common problem caused by improper
footwear. The shoe may have been either too
short, too narrow or too pointed. The-area
becomes inflamed, swollen and very painful.

* It's caused by a steady squeezing together of

shot, but none of the more serious - }

effects that sometimes plague oth-
ers. Ms Taylor added that she would
still-give her daughter the doctor
recommended shots, saying there
are just so many angles you need

to look at now.

Among all of the preparation for
new and returning students this year,
an aspect that is sometimes forgot-
ten is the father's role. In inter-
viewing parents everywhere on the
question of immunization, one
father — Samora St Rose - put in his
two cents. "Every child should have
their shots done by now," he said.

The link between immunization
shots and autism which has been
widely debated in the US - with
some calling it an urban myth - adds
a layer of concern however, and is
something he finds very scary. He
admitted that as.a result he - like
many other new parents - would
need to do more research before
taking his two year old son for his
first round of vaccinations this year.

In the end, the lack of information
coming out of the Bahamian med-
ical community about the issue has
left the public with the chore of
researching a medical procedure tra-
ditionally followed automatically.

i

the toes so that the second toe presses against
the nail edge of the big toe, forcing the nail to
grow inward into the flesh and infecting it. It
can also be caused by cutting the corner of
the nail too deeply.

e Athlete's foot - a bacterial or virus infection
that causes irritating and itchy skin rash, often
with small open blisters. It is in no way restrict-
ed to athletes. Foot perspiration helps to keep
the condition active. Athlete's foot is conta-
gious, and is sometimes picked up in locker
rooms, bathroom floors, carpets etc. Excessive
foot perspiration may be caused or accelerated
by habitual wearing of shoes or boots with non-
breathable upper materials, especially closed-
type footwear or simply by tight-fitting shoes.

Footwear plays a significant role in the pre-
vention and or reduction of many deformities
on the surface of the foot. Again, this is not the
result of the design, construction or fit of the
shoe, but rather the structural and functional
nature of the foot. Nevertheless, it is logical
that if shoes often play a causative role in many
foot deformities, they can also contribute to
the relief or remedy of some foot problems.





¢ Bernadette D Gibson, a trained pedorthist, is the
proprietor of Foot Solutions, a health and wellness
franchise that focuses on foot care and proper shoe fit,
located in the Sandyport Plaza.

The views expressed are those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of Foot Solutions
Incorporated or any of its subsidiary and/or affiliated
companies. Please direct any questions or comments
to nassau@footsolutions.com

)s
PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



HAVING a pet can sharpen the maternal instincts of a wo

is wise

Children and pets



TO many owners, pets can symbolize children.
" They depend on us for attention, food, shelter and
care when they are injured or ill, and for social.

direction. | tell the young couples that frequent my hospi-
tal that pets usually sharpen the maternal instincts of the

woman, and it is advisable to experiment with parenting

a pet, before having children.

Many times, acquiring a cat or dog is
often one of the first joint decisions made
by a newly-‘married couple and the first
focus of shared responsibility. However,
when the real children arrive, pet owners
may suddenly be reminded that pets are
animals after all.

INTRODUCING YOUR
PET TO A NEW BABY

This must be a gradual process. Pets,
especially dogs, need time to adjust to
a new family member. When you are
approximately three to four months
pregnant, you need to do some obedi-
ence training with your dog. The com-
mands sit, stay, and down are essential
to control your dog.

A curious and affectionate pet can
unintentionally harm a baby. The baby
can be scratched or even dropped when
a friendly dog jumps up on you to
investigate. If you suspect that your pet







will have

any type of behavioural problem.

because of your baby, you need to
resolve that problem while you can,
before the baby comes.

Preexisting problems are often mag-
nified with time, especially as seen
through the eyes of a sleep. deprived
new parent. Before your baby arrives
home, present a blanket with the baby

scent to your pet. Put this blanket in’.

your pets’ special place where he sleeps.

It may help to carry a doll around as an:

imaginary baby. Allow your dog to
investigate the doll only if the animal
remains calm and controlled.

Make a tape recording of your crying
infant at the hospital and play this at a
gradually increasing volume while you

practice obedience commands and

“



| Sun Facts

dog may harm the baby a muzzle is a




e YOU may think sitting
: under an umbrella at the
: beach makes up for not
: Wearing sunscreen. But is
: doesn't. Depending on
i weather conditions and the
: reflectiveness of the sand,
: your beach umbrella may
i be offering you only SPF2.

: © If you're turning to a
i tanning bed for a healthier,
: "indoor tan", think again.
: Commercial tanning beds
: not only emit as much and

.: often more damaging
: ultraviolet light as the,sun
: itself, but improper use can
? result in vision-reducing
: corneal burns. Instead,
: reach for a protective self
i tanner product for a nat-
: ural-looking, golden glow
: without the guilt.

; _ © New research indicates
i: that using a sunscreen with
+ an SPF higher than 30 can ‘

_.. | hurt more than it helps.
: For example, the differ-
i ence between SPF30 and
: SPF40 is 30 per cent more
: sunscreen'chemicals, but a
: measly one per cent more
? in protection. Sunscreen is
: recommended between
i SPF15 and SPF30.

i @ People aren't the only
? animals to suffer from sun-
i related skin cancers. Up to
: 40° per cent of pet
? melanomas are sun-relat-
: ed, and they're just as fatal
: as the human variety. Be
i pet smart and make sure
? your pet has lots of shade.

i e@ One in five Americans
: will develop skin cancer in
: their lifetime, and it kills
? one American every hour.

praise your pet for desirable behav-
iour. When your dog is undisturbed by
the recording continue training sessions
with the tape recording and the doll.

_ When the baby comes home from
the hospital it is best to isolate him or
her from your pet for the first few days.
To minimize the excitement greet your
pet calmly without the baby there.
When you are ready to introduce the
dog and baby have an adult hold the
pet on a short leash away from the
baby. Proceed slowly over several days,
bringing the dog closer to the baby.
Keep the dog under control with a reas-

‘suring and relaxed manner. No matter

how well you trust your pet an infant
should not be left alone with any ani-
mal.

, There are warning signs to be aware

of. If your pet has a history of any of

the following you must
extreme caution.

1) Guarding its food

proceed with

wise investment. Although some dog
breeds are more aggressive than others
towards children, a dog of any breed can
injure your child under certain circum-
stances.

If you are not certain that your pet is
trustworthy your child’s safety must
come first. Hire a babysitter that has
experience with pets, and carefully
instruct them on keeping the child and
dog separated.

During visits with friends who have
pets do not let your guard down. Infants
should be closely supervised at all times,
even with the most trusted pets. No one,
especially children of any age, should be
left unattended with an animal they can-
not control.

Dogs and cats may urinate or defe-
cate on baby blankets or baby clothes
or on your bed. Some cats may urinate
and defecate in a newborn’s crib. These
are not acts of malice or jealousy. Terri-
torial marking relieves a pet's anxiety - so
they cover the baby’s scent (or yours)
with their own. Do not scold your pet for
this-behaviour, as this would only

i Lower your risk by mak-
: ing a solar protection
: product part of your daily
i.regimen - a few extra
i moments every morning
; might just save your life.

: © Centuries ago having
i super-pale skin was highly
: fashionable, since only the
: very wealthy could afford
_: to avoid working in the,
i fields. How times have
: changed! A golden sum-
: mer-time glow is now the
: ultimate accessory every-
: season. Unfortunately, if
: you get that glow by bak-
? ing in the sun, you'll have
-} to pay the hefty price of

: premature aging!



i This information was taken
: fram www.dermalogica.com



- 2) Resisting obedience training
3) Hunting for small prey

4) Undisciplined or wild behaviour

5) Aggressive towards you or anyone

If you have reason to suspect that your

Alpha hydroxy acids - an ancient heauty secret!

EVERY woman desires to have
beautiful, healthy skin. In Egypt,
Cleopatra was famous for her milk
baths which were filled with lactic acid,
and during the ‘French Revolution
ladies of the French court used aged

’ wine on their faces to keep their skin
looking flawless.

In 1976 Doctors Eugene Van Scott
and Ruey Yu reported on the efficacy
of alpha hydroxy acids on the skin. But
based on all this information, it is clear
that modern day. women are not the
first to have discovered the many ben-
efits of alpha hydroxy acids.

Today, consumer's interest in the
benefits of alpha hydroxy acids has
been driven by leading beauty maga-
zines and television talk shows. But
what exactly are alpha hydroxy acids
and what are the benefits to you? Let's
find out.

WHAT ARE ALPHA

HYDROXY ACIDS?

Alpha hydroxy acids are natural
ingredients derived from food, such as
sugar cane (glycolic acid), sour milk
(lactic acid), apples (malic acid), fruits
and aged wine ( tartaric acid), and’
leaves of wintergreen and birch bark
(beta hydroxy acid or salicylic acid).

Glycolic acid has the smallest mole-
cule of all the hydroxy acids, then lac-
tic acid, and so forth. The smaller the
molecule the more effective. it is in
penetrating the skin. Glycolic acid
appears to be the most effective for
cosmetic purpose.



HOW DOES ALPHA
HYDROXY WORK?

The older we get the more we see a
reduction in our skin's ability to exfo-

-liate, resulting in an excessive build up

of dead skin cells. The stratum
corneum (the outer top layer of our
skin) becomes thick with dead skin
cells; the skin appears dull, rough and
dry. :

Using alpha hydroxy acids in lower
concentrations - between five and
twelve per cent - helps loosen and
reduces excess layers of dead skin celis,
gradually restoring fresher, smoother,
healthier looking skin. Glycolic is great °
for the aging process of the skin.

BENEFITS OF ALPHA HYDROXY
ACIDS (GLYCOLIC ACID)

Glycolic acid has been intensively
researched and. known to address the
following major skin concerns:

° Fine lines and wrinkles

¢ Oily prone skin

e Acne prone skin

° “ dry skin

¢ Uneven pigmentation (age spots)
¢ Razor bumps

' ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS

AND CHEMICAL PEELS

In high concentrations alpha hydroxy
acids, such as glycolic acids, are used in
chemical peels. The percentage of the
glycolic concentration determines who
can use it.

\

- A concentration of Jess than 10 per

cent is sold to consumers

- Trained skin care specialists can
use a concentration of 20 per cent to 30
per cent. (The percentage used by the

skin care specialist can be referred to as |

a light facial peel.)

- Doctors can use higher concentra-
tions of alpha hydroxy acids, such as 50
to 70 per cent. -

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR
EVERYONE TO USE THE PROP-
ER CONCENTRATION?

Asa consumer, not having the prop-
er training in analyzing and treating
the skin, you can burn yourself when
applying a higher concentration of

. alpha hydroxy acids than recommend-

ed. The same applies to an esthetician
or skin care specialist who assumes the
role of a doctor and exceeds the rec-
ommended concentration.

The skin care specialist's main
responsibility is to deal with the top
layer of the skin, the epidermis. The
epidermis is where the hair follicles
are, where dirt and oil are trapped,

increase its stress during adjustments to

new circumstances.

© Dr Basil Sands is a veterinarian at the
Central Animal Hospital. Questions or com-
ments should be directed to potcake59@hot-
mail.com. Dr Sands can also be contacted at

325-1288

AAA



and midway of the epidermis is where
the dead skin cells are.

Doctors, such as dermatologists, can
use higher concentrations that allow
them to work in the deeper layers of
the skin, such as the dermal layer. That
is why they are called dermatologists,
they work in the dermal layer of the
skin, where the blood vessels are.

This is important to you as a con-
sumer in shopping around for the best
skin treatments. So often we see. or
hear of stories of someone who had a
bad chemical peel. I had an experience
several years ago when I was shopping
in a convenience store. I couldn't help
but ask the cashier what happen to her
face, she seemed to be badly bruised.

Understanding how painful the expe-
rience and resulting bruising must have
been, I explained to her what I do and
where I work. To my surprise that
young lady came to see me the next
morning lamenting over her skin. This
is one of a number of cases I have
experienced of chemical peels gone
wrong.

Another important factor when
using alpha hydroxy acids is the pH
level (a measure of acidity).

The pH balance of human skin
varies from 4 to 6; normal pH is 4.2 to
5.6. When products are applied to the
skin, the pH level can change. The clos-
er the pH level of the product is to the
skin's normal pH the better. This is so
important when getting a glycolic peel.
If the pH is around 3.0 that is mild,
but when the pH of the glycolic is
below 1.75, it is considered a chemi-
cal peel which should only be admin-
istered by a doctor. The lower the pH
the stronger and the deeper it goes
into the dermis.

|

: © Sarah Simpson is a skin °
? care therapist at the Dermal

: Clinic located at One Sandy-

i port Plaza (the same build-
: ing as Ballys Gym). For more

: information visit her website

: at www.dermal-clinic.com or

i call her at 327.6788



SAFETY CONCERNS OF
ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS

There are a variety of skin care prod-
ucts that contain alpha hydroxy acids,
here are some guidelines when deciding
which alpha hydroxy formulation to use:

e Only choose one product that con-
tains the proper formulation of alpha

- hydroxy acids to use as an exfoliant

e It is best to use alpha hydroxy acids
in a moisturizer.

e Cleansers with alpha hydroxy acids
have minimal benefits because they are
washed off, without being absorbed into
the skin

¢ Sunscreen with UVB and UVA pro-
tection must be applied when using
alpha hydroxy acids

¢ Alpha hydroxy acids are more effec-
tive at a concentration of five per cent to
eight per cent and a pH of three to four.

¢ The concentration information is
not usually on the product label, but
alpha hydroxyl acids are more likely to
contain the proper concentration when

_listed as the second or third ingredient ~

on the list.

¢ A pH strip can be used to deter-
mine the pH balance or calling the man-
ufacturer.

¢ Discontinue product if you experi-
ence an adverse reaction such as burn-

ing.

¢ Kenya Mortimer-McKenzie is an
esthetician/anti-aging skin care specialist,
interested persons can contact her at:

Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa

East Bay Street, East of Lucianos

323-6711 or 323-615

www. baharetreat.com

E-mail: kenya@baharetreat.com
THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 11B



UO aN Cie
_ one of the easiest
_ of vegetable crop

oy



The vegetable growing

season Is comin sa

| HAVE the feeling that many
more Bahamians will be grow-
ing their own vegetable pro-
duce this year. The price of fresh veg-
etables is close to exorbitant and peo-
ple are coming to the realisation that
they can save many dozens — and
maybe hundreds — of dollars a year by
growing as much as they are able.



Those of us with established gardens will be looking to
improve the soil before anything else. We lose a little
soil every year, mostly from pulling of weeds and run-off -
caused by heavy downpours. I like to dig in some top
soil bought from the nursery, along with commercial cow
manure to help condition the soil.

Then there is the fertilizer. I favour a time-release fer-
tilizer. It may not seem a bargain when compared with a
50-pound bag of granular fertilizer but there is no waste.
Bags of fertilizer contain residual salts while time-release
capsules — and soluble spray fertilizers — contain very lit-
tle salt residue. Over the years, that matters.

Now comes the decision: What to grow? Experienced
gardeners divide vegetables into three categories: 60-
day, 90-day and 120-day crops.

° 60-day crops like garden peas, spinach, Swiss chard
and summer squash are usually cool weather plants that
prefer to be sown in late October when the temperature
has lowered significantly.

e The majority of vegetables are 90-day croppers and
include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, cabbages and
corn. Usually the growing time for tomatoes and peppers
is calculated from the time seedlings are put into the
ground, not seeds. Tomatoes need to be replaced through’
the year while sweet peppers will last the year or longer.

e 120-day crops include winter squash and pumpkins,
carrots and beets. Root crops can be sown from seed in
blocks rather than in rows. This is particularly effective for
carrots.

All seed packages have an estimated time to maturity
but are usually on the hopeful side. Just as you can nev-
er get the advertised gas mileage out of your car, it is rare
that seed to harvest time on the package is within weeks
of actual maturity.

Before we go any further, let me state the obvious:
You should only grow what you know you and your fam-
ily will eat. Rows and rows of flourishing Swiss chard
are a waste if nobody will eat them. Irish potatoes and
onions take up a lot of space and are usually available in
stores at a reasonable price.

Among the first crops to go into the ground are toma-
toes, peppers, eggplants, cabbages, summer squash,
cucumbers, carrots and beets. As I mentioned previous-
ly, garden peas, chard and spinach are best left until
October. Leave room in your garden to start another
sowing of tomatoes once the first set has flowered. You
need to avoid a glut, which is usually followed by a peri-
od with no ripe fruits available.

Certain crops need a special area of their own. A pump-
kin patch should not be near your vegetable garden or
your lawn. Cucumbers have similar growth habits. Sweet
potatoes should be grown in the poorest, sandiest part of
the yard and fertilized very lightly.

Watering is usually a daily routine during the
autumn/winter months, sometimes twice a day in dry,

‘ windy weather. Have a hose available and try to water the
ground rather than the plants. If you use soluble or liquid
fertilizer you can water your vegetable leaves because
some of the nutrients are taken in through the leaves, but
that is once a week on average.

I'll discuss planting of seeds next week. ‘

¢ j.hardy@coralwave.com



Soren
PAGE 12B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

THE TRIBUNE

A promise of a life filled with Vom eels and joy

m By JEFFARAH GIBSON

OR every couple, their wedding day holds

the promise of a life filled with love, laugh-
ter and much joy. It represents the joining of two.
souls, the first steps of an intimate journey taken
on faith, and the belief that this special day is the
beginning of their happily ever after.

For Delores Roberts, of St Louis, and Jay Chris-

get: doho-on of Los Angeles, their wedding day
was everything that a couple could hope for, even
though the day was "blessed" by a healthy down-
pour of liquid sunshine.

Held at The Cloisters on Paradise Island on Sat-
urday, the two exchanged wedding vows and
expressed their loved to one another 1 in a roman-
tic, rain: drénched Ceremony, ('"'""""

With their spirits and hopes high, despite thé

five-minute downpour, they were able to remain
joyous during the uplifting occasion.

How to

REINVENT

your

@ By YVETTE BETHEL

O you wake up day
after day and wish
you could call in
sick? Are, you
demotivated and unexcited about
your work because you feel there
is absolutely nothing to look for-

ward to except more of the same? ©

You know it is time to reinvent
your career if you are feeling
unchallenged or if you don't per-

ceive career advancement opportu- .

nities within your company or
organisation. You may feel your
career has plateaued or you may
have started out enjoying your
career and then over time lost your
enthusiasm.

For example, you may be new in
your career and took the first job
you were offered at a company you
felt was established in the commu-
nity because you wanted a stable
job and you needed to pay your col-
lege bills but you are not doing
something that interests you.

Another example is that, you may
have over 30 years of experience in
your career.

You used to love going to work
because you had a plan and 30 years
later you are doing exactly what you
always dreamed of doing, but you
are no longer excited about it.

In fact, you are only waiting
. around for retirement so going to
work every day is now a tedious
exercise because you are seeing the
same work and situations over and
over again.

Sometimes career reinvention
may be useful if you are in the right
job but the work environment isn't
a good fit for you. .

For example, you are doing the
work you love, but you do not thrive



in a very competitive, "cut-throat"
environment nor do you enjoy man-
aging people, but you are working in
a very competitive environment and
you have a team of employées
reporting to you. Reinvention in
cases like this may mean changing
industries or taking a cut in pay.

If you decide you are ready to
make a change in your career you
can decide if you want to remain on
the same career track or in the same
industry or if you want to change
your career altogether.

Your career usually goes through
four stages in a cycle.

The cycle starts at the exploration
stage and moves into the establish-

ment stage where you are working

toward moving up the ranks.

Once you establish. yourself in
your career you maintain your per-
formance or continue to grow and
when your career starts to approach
decline, you may disengage.

Here is a list of reasons employ-
ees give'me that cause them to resist
making a change that will probably
lead to a much happier, fulfilled
career:

¢ I don’t know what I want to do
but I am clear about what I don't
want to do.

e J don’t have a degree so J can't
compete in the market

e I don’t have the money to go
back to school

¢ Tam making a lot of money and
I don’t want a pay cut if I have to
start over

¢ I have to support my family. I
have to keep food on the table and
gas in the car.

e J know what I have...
the unknown)

These are reasons that sound
legitimate but keep us stuck, so here



(fear of

Dream of a lifetime

Many women dream of having-the
most elaborate, fairy tale wedding,
with the perfect Cinderella dress and
impeccably clad bridesmaids and a
maid of honour. But for Delores
Roberts Johnson, her fairy tale
would turn reality as the bride and
her party looked as if they stepped
straight out of the pages of a high
fashion bridal magazine.

Not only a beautiful bride, but a
resilient one as well, the new Mrs

Roberts Johnson refused to allow.

the rainfall to dampen her spirits
since she had long been looking for-
ward to the day when her she could
publicly express her love to the man
she has committed her life to.
Following the ceremony, Delores
and Jay moved the festivities to the

Atlantis Resort for a fabulous recep-

tion,

rated the grand ballroom i the

Beach Tower adding a splash of love *

to the room, the couple's hopes and
dreams for their relationship unfold-

are the steps you can take to get
"unstuck" and reinvent your career.

e Step one is to find your purpose
if you haven't already. If you are
going to reinvent your career why
don't you do something you love to
do? Keep in mind, finding some-
thing to do that will invoke enthusi-
asm sometimes takes time so be
patient with yourself. If you are
unclear and you need help with this
process, a career coach can assist
you.

e Step two is to understand your
personal career preferences. What
are your personal values? Are they
aligned with your employer's val-
ues? What kind of work environ-
ment do’ you work best in? Where
can you find this type of environ-
ment?

e If you decide to make a change
in your career, research your
options. Conduct your research into
the corporate environment before
you interview with a potential
employer because you can decide
that a work environment is not suit-
able to you no matter how much
money they offer. Decide if you
want to remain in the same compa-
ny or the same industry? Use your
network of friends and acquain-
tances to understand more about
the roles that interest you. Always
aim to have more than one role of
interest.

e Create a career development
plan that will help you to get from
where you are to where you want to
be. You may decide to take classes
or identify a mentor or career coach.
Your plan should identify compa-
nies of interest to you and it can
identify if you would like to contin-
ue to work for an employer or open
your own business or a combina-

With colourful: lights. ‘thatldeca: ‘

ed before the witness of family and
friends. The two would later share
their first dance together as newly-
weds.

The evening was also marked with
flowing champagne and an abun-
dance of delicious seafood and oth-
er delectable treats. The elegant and
classy affair was indeed a night of
fun and dancing, with a special toast
to the bride and groom, and the tra-
ditional cutting of the wedding cake.

But the celebration would not end
there. The next day, guests were
shuttled off to a splash party at
Robert’s Castle On The Beach.

In the end, Delores Roberts expe-
rienced a wedding that many women
aspire to, including 24-year-old
bride-to-be Shannon Baker. '

Amazed at how much preparation
has to be done for just one day, Ms
Baker said that she is excited about

-her big day and hopes her wedding

“Lam so excited, I have been plan-

"ing my wedding since I was a child.

I was always fascinated with beauti-
ful dresses and looking beautiful on

that day. I really hope that my wed-
ding turns out wonderful."

She also said that women usually
look forward to this day because it is
the day that they wear an extrava-
gant gown and look appealing to the
eyes of everyone.

As for the newly crowned Mrs
Johnson, no expense was spared for
her big day because her father is
multimillionaire businessman Mr
Michael Victor Roberts Sr, CEO of
The Roberts Companies. The
Roberts Companies consists of 72
companies, including Roberts Isle
which is a group of condominiums in
the Bahamas. Mr Roberts and his
wife, Jeanne Gore Roberts, also own
a beach house in Nassau... _..

And although the wedding cere-
mony was battered in rain, both.
Delores and Jay were still i in very

sign of blessim
ship. Best of
excited to have Seis brated their wéd-

. ding here in the Bahamas.





If you decide you are ready
to make a change in your

career you can decide if
you want to remain on the
same career track or in the
same industry or if you

want to change your career

altogether.

tion of both. If you plan to continue
to work for an employer and open
your own business, keep in mind
some companies have rules that pro-
hibit a conflict of interest that will
impede your ability to perform your
daily duties so investigate the cor-
porate policy before you seek an
alternative income stream.

e Your career plan can include

- hypothetical career paths you, can

take to achieve vour goals coupled
with alternative developmental
plans designed to provide you with
the skills you will need for each
path. Remember, if you are looking
to attain a managerial or executive
position, develop the leadership and
technical skills that will help you to
be more competitive.

Some employees wait until their
employers can see how much they
bring to the table and train and pro-
mote them. While some employers
are willing to invest in your devel-
opment, your training is either pri-
marily your responsibility or a joint
responsibility between you and your
employer because if you decide to
resign, you take the benefits of your
training with you to your new
employer. So develop your own per-
sonal training plan by considering
your budget and appropriate semi-
nars, degree programmes, confer-
ences and associations.

e There are many people who are
not sure about what they want to
do so if you are one of these people
you can try different jobs over time.
If you decide to try different jobs,
keep in mind that some Bahamian
employers shy away from consider-
ing resumes that list numerous jobs
in a short period of time because
they may perceive this as an indica-
tor of instability and some recruiters
are wary of employee turnover.
However, frequent position changes



while working for a single employer
seems to be a more acceptable pat
tern.

No two career plans are exactly
the same.

Everyone has different interests
and skill sets.

For example, you may be inter-
ested in law, someone else may want
to combine their knowledge of the
law with their knowledge of IT. ©

Consider the needs of the mar-
ket you are a part of (or one you
wish to be a part of) and think of
skill sets or combinations of skills
that will set you apart from your
peers.

When reinventing yourself you
don't have to be focused on a pro-
motion or making more money.
You can focus on improving your
performance or kriowledge of your
existing role and this can involve
developing a plan to attain a higher
performance rating or it can mean
taking a lateral role or series of lat-
eral roles. with similar pay so you
can attain breadth and depth of
knowledge and experience.

No matter your career plan,
ensure it is flexible and meets your
specific needs and goals.

Most importantly, always be sure
to have your own career plan. Oth-
erwise, your career will be subjected
to the views, timelines and budgets
of the decision makers within your
company or organisation.

¢ Yvette Bethel is the president of
Organizational Soul. She can be
contacted by telephone at
242.424.7166 or fax - 242.324.1631

“or write to her at PO Box N-511,

Nassau, Bahamas. Interested per-
sons can also check out her web-
site at: www.orgsoul.com.


THE TRIBUNE

TS) ee & VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (BTVI) cosnr

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008, PAGE 13B



BTVI instructors aoe Y advasieed 1 eb aetaleey
training at Dudley Cosmetology University



°

COSMETOLOGY instruc-
tors at the Bahamas Technical
& Vocational Institute (BTVI),
, have successfully completed
the Instructor Enhancement
Training Programme at Dud-
ley Cosmetology University
(DCU). :

DCU was selected because
the most creative, innovative
and successful cosmetologists
attend Dudley Cosmetology
University. Students receive
the advanced training, knowl-

edge and skills they need to

operate a successful school,
and provide clients with the
most up-to-date styling tech-
niques and hairstyle trends.
BTVI instructors, led by

Mrs Andrea Beneby-Taylor,
cosmetology coordinator,
were able to study under the
direction of highly skilled staff
who are world class leaders in
the field of cosmetology. Their
intensive advanced training
consisted of instruction for

certified students and cosme- ©

tologists that desire to build
and rebuild confidence as well
as enhance and modernize
their existing skills.

“Today, our student hair-
stylists require the latest in
education and industry related
services, as well as being ready
to enter future employment
opportunities. Today's stu-
dents all come from the ‘digital

generation’ and require updat-
ed information through com-
puters, power point presenta-
tions and computer instruc-
tions and that is why it is
important that our instructors
stay ahead in this field," Mrs
Taylor said.

BTVI has educated hun-
dreds of students in the field
of cosmetology. The institution
continues to inspire students
to achieve their goals and iden-
tify their creative potential.
BTVI realizes the importance
of using the latest state-of-the-
art equipment and well trained
instructors to constantly inspire
and always pass that inspira-

tion on to graduating students.

BTVI instructors take a break from the intensive advanced training to capture the special moment. The
training, completed at Dudley's Cosmetology University, was aimed at certified students and cosmetol-
ogists that desire to build and rebuild confidence as well as enhance and modernize their existing skills.
While there, the group studied under the direction of highly skilled staff who are world class leaders in
the filed of cosmetology. Pictured second from left is Mrs Andrea Beneby-Taylor, BTVI's Cosmetology
Coordinator, who led the group.

E
3

~ wo, ey
242-461-1000 | www.babfinancial.com : British
Freeport 242-352-7209 Exuma 242-336-3035 Abaco 242-367-5601 tf. American

NAN C

Breakfast Sandwich + . Medium Coffee * inti
Participating Oa an ses: yt isn Fh, nan, Sout Bec, lt 8 oy ann,



MORTGAGES * MUTUAL FUNDS + LIFE INSURANCE » HEALTH INSURANCE
ANNUITIES & PENSION PLANS © FINANCIAL PLANNING & INVESTMENTS


E. TRIBUNE

a

1S

am
y

q
Ss

_ Miss Teen Bahamas
008 Darranique Young

Ovaltine’s unique recipe includes milk and cocoa powder, 15 essential vitamins
and minerals, and complex carbohydrates. One cup of hot milky Ovaltine contains

half the amount of sugar as a cup of ordinary hot chocolate