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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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BAHAMAS EDITION

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008

WE’RE #1







HANNA

“Vulnerable Bahamians
Hot concerned by Ike

Bais Town :
residents calm —
despite potentially
‘catastrophic’
hurricane

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

MANY of the most vulnerable .

Nassau residents are either

unaware or not too worried about .

approaching Hurricane Ike —
which weathermen warn could be
“catastrophic.” ~

Despite warnings by. NEMA
officials that their area is one that
could be high risk should a cate-
gory three or four hurricane hit, as
Ike is predicted to be, many Bain

Town residents were fairly calm .

when The Tribune visited the area
yesterday.

Although officials have warned
that theirs is one of several flood-

prone New Providence commu-.

‘nities that should move into shel-
’ ters if Ike strikes, most said they

feel their homes will withstand,.

or will “see what happens.”

HIT §S

FRANKLYN FORBES; 70; said he-

has never battened-down his.house 2

in preparation for a hurricane and
does not intend to do so for Ike.

One local, Ernest Thompson,
' said he thinks some Nassauvians

— having ‘historically missed out
on the worst storms.

Yesterday weathermen were

warning that while there are sev-
eral paths that Ike could take, one
of those has it hitting the southern

SEE page six

Please note that, due to Tropical Storm Hanna this is a smaller
version of The Tribune and the paper in full will appear tomorrow





















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STORES ON Bay Street took precautions yesterday for the arrival of
Tropical Storm Hanna.

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Hanna is
expected to

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be hurricane
e
as it heads
for the US
TROPICAL Storm Hanna is
expected to strengthen to a catego-
ry one hurricane as it leaves the
Bahamas and heads for the East
Coast of the United States this
weekend.

Although the storm thrashed the
southern Bahamas with hurricane
strength on Monday, it weakened as
it passed east of the central and
northern Bahama islands last night.

Heavy rains drenched Eleuthera
as Hanna was 100 miles east-north-
east of Governor's Harbour yester-
day afternoon, and it was predicted
to pass by the Bahamas 100 miles
east of Abaco and 100 miles east-

northeast of Grand Bahama by
midnight last night.

SEE page six SEE page six

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lm By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
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POLICE ‘epbsied: no crime
from Wednesday into Thurs-
day as would-be criminals
stayed home when Tropical
Storm Hanna began to soak
Nassau and Hurricane Ike
began to threaten.

Assistant Commissioner
Hulan Hanna told The Tri-
bune that police often see a
lull in crime when storms are
approaching.

“The truth is. that it does
because generally the weather
conditions push people inside







‘the Bahamas will be determined

’ carves out its treacherous path.

‘category three hurricane with

‘and bypass the Bahamas altogeth-

Tim Clarke/T ribune staff







Hurricane

could cause
severe damage

to Bal 1as

HURRICANE Ike's threat to continues. at this pace it may not
slow down and it will go right
through the Bahamas.

"But if it starts to slow down —

between now and Suiday, it would ©
be a sign that the high pressure
currents are weakening and it
could turn northwards.

"If it took a more west-north-
west course over the next two days, °
which is very classic with these kind
of lasting Cape Verde storms, it is
more likely it would stay north of
the Bahamas."

Mr Kottolowski said there is a
300-mile wide window for the

_storm. which has allowed for vari-

- ous projections, but a clear pro-
jection should be determined

today: ‘

Hurricane Ike's maximum sus-

-.tained winds dropped from
145mph to 135mph yesterday, and
although further weakening was
expected, Mr Kottlowski said this

er. 4 is not a sign of Ike losing strength.
Expert senior meteorologist He said: "Just because it is

Dan Kottlowski at Acuweather weakening now doesn't mean it is

said: "There are so many differ- _ going to continue to weaken, and

ent variables involved: There is __ there is nothing around to weaken



today as the category four storm

Catastrophic damage could
befall the southern Bahamas on
Sunday, central Bahamas on Mon-
day and northern Bahamas on
Tuesday, if the storm continues.a
westward course.

And although there were signs
of the storm weakening yesterday,
the affects would still be severely
devastating if it were to drop toa

winds up to 130mph.

But meteorologists believe it is
just as likely to strengthen to a cat-
egory five storm with winds over
155mph, as it isto weaken. .

And while most projections
show Ike continuing on a west-
ward course, some are hopeful it
will take.a turn towards the north

high pressure to the north, so if it at this point.
“Ike stays strong it will continue to. ay Sage Sees
move quickly westward and if it SEE page six.

Major hotels depressed by
Hanna, Ike double-whammy

q
_ @By ALISON LOWE.

‘Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

MAJOR hotels already hit by falling occupancy in a traditionally slow
season for tourism are being further depressed by the double-wham-
my of Tropical Storm Hanna and oncoming Hurricane Ike.

Atlantis said many tourists have already left the resort and it is
encouraging others to do the same in the run up to Hurricane Ike —
currently predicted to hit Nassau by late Monday/early Tuesday, at cat-
egory three, four or five strength.

“We expect many to leave,” said senior vice president in charge of
public affairs, Ed Fields. “Guests that are not able to leave will be tak-

SEE page 11

$761,000 in lost cruise business

THREATS from Tropical
Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike
have cost the Bahamas around
$761,000 of lost business from
cancelled and re-routed cruise
lines.

Several cruise ships operated
by Royal Caribbean, Carnival,
NCL, Regal Empress and Dis-
covery Cruises have had trips
to Nassau and Freeport can-
celled over the past several days.

When they have not been
cancelled, cruise ships have been
re-routed between Nassau and
Grand Bahama. .

The initial estimate of poten-
tial loss in head taxes and pro- -

jected spending between Sun-
day, August 31, and yesterday
was just under $761,000.

A spokesman for the Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation
said ; "The cruise lines have
sought to make every effort to
bring the vessels to either Nas-
sau, Grand Bahama or the pri-
vate islands, given the fact that
Tropical Storm Hanna has been
somewhat disorganized.

"Requests to berth are there-
fore changing constantly, and
our updates will therefore be
provided on a daily basis, until:

SEE page six




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THE TRIBUNE



Taking refuge from Hanna

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

POLITICS in the past has
played a role in the promotion of
officers within the, Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Commis-
sioner of Police Reginald Fergu-
son confirmed Wednesday.

Flanked by a team of senior
officers, Commissioner Ferguson
made this admission while testi-.
fying in front of the Parliamentary.
Select Committee on Crime at
the British Colonial Hilton.

Pressed by the Independent
Member of Parliament for
Kennedy, Kenyatta Gibson, Mr
Ferguson confirmed that persons
have been promoted in the force
who were not even sanctioned by
the Commissioner of Police or
recommended for promotion in
the first place. :

“As far as I am aware, the rec-

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to anyone with a high school
certificate in the Bahamas and
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ropical Storm Hanna.





Ferguson admission comes during
testimony before crime committee

vidual who is to be promoted, but

that is as far as I am able to say,”

the commissioner responded.

Pressed further by Mr Gibson

regarding this “interference” Mr

-Ferguson said that such actions
only lead to the ‘:demoralization”
of the force and as such is some-
thing that he feels “should not
happen.”

“It goes without saying, when
things like that occur, or when
things like that are said, it'has a
negative vibe on the organization.
It has the potential to undermine

ety, and more for the develop-
ment of our country if it is seen
and known, that there is not this
preferential situation or politiciz-
ing of the process,” he said.

The House of Assembly’s
Select Committee on Crime was

- appointed to examine the “unac-

your situation, it demoralizes and |

I don’t think something like that
should happen.

“And I think it is important for
us to recognize that and let the
organization be the organization
that it is supposed to be. And I
think it would-do more for soci-

Three years in the making,
the Open Campus was
announced by vice chancellor
Nigel Harris at the CARICOM
heads of government confer-
ence in Antigua last month as
part of the university’s 60th
anniversary celebrations.

According to UWI Bahamas
co-ordinator Howard Spencer,
the campus will function as “a
network of real and virtual
nodes to deliver education and
training to anyone with access

to the internet. It is designed to °
capitalise on advances in online’

technologies and on the univer-
sity’s 50-plus websites to
advance a more student-friend-
ly basket of programmes for
people who live beyond the
immediate vicinity of our estab-
lished campuses.” :

The Open Campus is an
amalgamation of the previous
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ceptably high levels” of criminal
activity in the Bahamas.

The committee is chaired by °
PLP MP for Bain and Grants
Town Dr Bernard Nottage, and is
represented by a list of other
MPs, including Kendal Wright,
Frank Smith, Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin, Kenyatta Gibson, Branville
McCartney, and Kwasi Thomp-
son. Mr Thompson and Mr
McCartney however did not
attend Wednesday’s proceedings.



Continuing Studies in the
Bahamas, the UwlL Distance
Education Centre, and the Ter-
tiary Level Institutions Unit. Its
first academic year began
August 1.Sir K Dwight Venner,
governor of. the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank, is
chairman of the Open Campus
Council. And the initiative is an
important part of the universi-
ty’s five-year strategic plan to
transform its education systems.
' Headquartered temporarily

‘in Barbados, the new virtual

campus will have the same lev-
el of autonomy as other UWI
campuses with its own acade-
mic board, financial manage-
ment, registry, administration
and student support systems.

Using advanced technologies,
the Open Campus will offer a
wide range of courses and pro-
grammes to meet the needs of
those Caribbean countries that
do not have one of the univer-
sity’s three primary campuses. It
is an evolution of the universi-
ty’s Extra-Mural Department.

“An important part of the
delivery capacity is the blended
learning approach, which
embodies the ideal of access
anywhere and anytime,” Pro-
fessor Spencer said.







THE TRIBUNE



TROPICAL STORM HANNA/HURRICANE IKE

eek shelter from severe
flooding, residents urged

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter



RESIDENTS of low-lying
areas are urged to seek shelter
from severe flooding brought
by the double impact of Trop-
ical Storm Hanna and Hurri-
cane Ike this weekend.

New Providence communi-
ties like Pinewood Gardens,
Bain Town, Fox Hill, and oth-

‘er inner city areas are partic-
ularly vulnerable to flooding,
and residents are urged to pre-
pare for shelter as the impact
of Hurricane Ike directly after
Tropical Storm Hanna is a
serious threat to the island.

The National Emergency
Management . Agency
(NEMA) warns residents not
to become complacent if there
is a lull in the storm, but
remain Vigilant.

Lindsay Thompson, a
spokeswoman for NEMA,
said: "The Bahamas is low-
lying so there is always a risk
of flooding even if we have
torrential rain for just a couple
of hours."

NEMA will announce the
opening of shelters on ZNS
television and radio and

- Defence Force officers will be

deployed to each shelter.
Melanie Zonicle, director of

the Department of Social Ser-

vices said:

"If Hurricane Ike hits us as
a category four storm that is
going to be a serious situation.

"If their homes are com-
promised then they need to
get out, especially if they're in
areas of flooding or by the
coastline, because if there is a
storm surge they need to get
out."

Those seeking shelter
should take with them enough
water and food for themselves
and their families for up to
three days, a change of

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THE WRECK from an old plane crash which had
been left near the Lynden Pindling International
Airport was removed yesterday as it was consid-
ered a hazard with the approach of Hurricane Ike.
It is feared Hurricane Ike, a category four storm,
could cause severe damage in the Bahamas.






“If Hurricane
Ike hits us as a
category four
storm that is
going to be a
serious
situation.”



Melanie Zonicle

clothes, important documents,
toilet paper and toiletries, and
medication.

Despite the double
onslaught of storms Hanna
and Ike, and potentially more
to follow, NEMA maintains
it is well prepared.

Lindsay Thompson said:
"Hanna has been a test run
for us, because the storm was
so unpredictable, and officials
were constantly monitoring
her movement, but we are not
issuing warnings for Hurricane

‘Ike at this time."

An update will be
announced at a press confer-
ence at NEMA's Churchill
Building in Bay Street at noon
today.

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@ LIST OF SHELTERS

WESTERN DISTRICT:

Drive

¢ Cathedral of Praise Church God, Mount Pleasant
e Greater Chippingham Church of God, Eden and Rosebud

Streets off Farrington Road

¢ Church of God Prophecy, Gambier, Gambier Village”
* Hillview Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Tonique Williams-Dar-

ling Drive

¢ Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road
¢ New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road

CENTRAL DISTRICT:

e Calvary Bible Church, Collins Avenue.
¢ Church of God Prophecy, East Street and Lilly of the Valley Cor:

ner

° Church of God of Prophecy, East Street
e Ebenezer Baptist Church, St Charles Vincent Street
¢ Mount Pleasant Green Baptist Church, East Street and Quakoo

Streets
e Salvation Army, Meadow Street

EASTERN DISTRICT:

¢ Church of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road
¢ Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive

¢ Epworth Hall, Shirley Street

° Holy Cross Anglican Church, Soldier Road
¢ Kemp Road Union Baptist Church, Kemp Road
e Pilgrim Baptist Church, St James Road .

e Salvation Army, Mackey Street
¢ St Mary's Hall, St AOUEHN

_ SOUTHERN DISTRICT

e Southwest Cathedral Church

‘Don’t use
generators’

GENERATORS
should not be used to '
power homes and shelters
‘during a hurricane or trop-

‘ical storm, the public was
warned yesterday.

One generator salesman
said standby units. can
draw excessive moisture
and salt in extreme weath-
ér conditions, causing the

storm.or shortly after.
The representative of
Lightbourne Marine in
Nassau said generator bat-
teries and chargers should
be disconnected to
remove power from elec-
tronic, controls in. the
event that the enclosure is
breached.
If there is voltage pre-
sent on any electronic
_ component, it could cause

unit in combination with
the salt and moisture.

He said to contact your
servicing dealer if you
need help disabling or
protecting your generator.

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e Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled, Dolphin

e St Barnabas Anglican Church, Blue Hill and Wulff Road

e Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church, Kennedy Subdivision
e Golden Gates Assembly, Carmichael Road
¢ New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive

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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.

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

TELEPHONES

Publisher/Editor 1972-

ey teh jog (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352
' Circulation Department - (242) 502-2387
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398.
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608

THE candidates have accepted their
parties’ nominations.

The running mates are in place. Now it
begins in earnest.

First thing is: Don’t heed the polls
you’re seeing right now.

Sure, by midweek, the Web site Real
Clear Politics was showing an average
lead for Barack Obama of about six
points, with the Democratic nominee

cracking 50 per cent for the first time in ©

the Gallup Poll.

It’s not bad news, for Obama, but then’

it’s not really news at all.

If Obama hadn’t seen some sort of
polling “bounce” in the wake of the
Democratic Convention — now, that may
have been news.

Second thing is: It would Be a mistake
to guess — as many pundits are trying to
right now — that one knows how the
respective vice-presidential picks are
going to affect the guys at the top of the
' tickets.

One interpretation of Obama’s rise in
the polls is that it reflects voter disaffec-
tion with John McCain’s choice of Sarah
Palin as much as it does approval of the
Democrats’ doings in Denver.

Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t.

Even if it does, “voter disaffection”
would in this case be based on only a few
days’ familiarity with the GOP vice-pres-
idential nominee.

In those few days, we’ve seen what
happens whey the national press has to

cram for a question it didn’t know.would: ©

~ be on the final exam.

Everything comes out at once, with the
unexpected stuff (her daughter’ S preg-
nancy) making headlines, and ‘the stuff
that runs counter to. partisan spin (her

lobbying for federal funds while mayor of :

Wasilla, Alaska) getting emphasis.

If Palin had been a contender in the

Republican primaries, all of this would’ve
been out of the way by January. ~
Probably the biggest lesson in all of
' this for future campaigns is, if you’re
going to name a relative unknown as

your veep pick on the eve of your con- |

vention, you can expect media vetting of

your pick to step on the message of that

convention.

Joe Biden may ultimately prove to be
a good or‘a bad choice, but as Obama’s
convention-eve pick, he was a known

Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

Presidential election contest begins

. days.



quantity.
Soon enough, though, Palin will also

be in that category, and the attention will

return to Obama v. McCain.
This isn’t to say, though, that the vice-

’ presidential picks won’t inform the race

going forward — just that the biography
of McCain’s running mate will likely
cease to be the focus it’s been in recent

}

- One way that Biden’ and Palin may

come into play in the weeks and months

to come is by either reinforcing or dis-
tracting from the central message that
Obama and McCain want to present to
the electorate at large.

_ The main narrative about Biden has
been that he addresses Obama’s lack of

foreign-policy experience.

That may be, but, perhaps more impor-
tantly, he represents an establishment
stamp of approval for what certain whis-
pering campaigns would have you believe

is the presidential bid — Obama’s — of a ©
frighteningly unknown and untested can- .

didate.
On the eenaile, this establishment
seal of approval could come at the

‘expense of Obama’s “change” message. :
For now, the main narrative about —

Palin is that'she ‘doubles down on
McCain’s “maverick” image.
There are elements of her story and

career that seem to support this, but that

narrative is already starting to evolve
into a different one, whereby Palin pro-

. vides conservative-base credentials to.

counter McCain’s lukewarm embrace of
— and by — the core Republican con-
stituency,

So both candidates, as they head into
the heart of the general-election cam-

pale, have sousht: to balance wher tick- |

Well find out soon enough Ghats
the ballast they’ve added keeps them on

_ an even keel or has them taking on water.
But don’t imagine that this week’s polls

will provide the answer.

.(This article was written by Dan Rather °

of Hearst Newspapers - c.2008).




























I can solve

the energy

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I have tried many times to
have you print my letter on this
subject. I have also tried to

- update you on the Hurricane

situation, but no luck. Let.me

~ try again...

HURRICANES:

Since my initial forecast my

poui tree has flowered three
times, which: is late. The last
time this happened was when I

_ warned you of a late hurricane,

which was unheard of before —
a hurricane in November? Well,
two: of the blooms will be seri-
ous hurricanes and possibly will
be in the region at the same
time.. We see that happening
now and it is following the pat-
tern ah told ya’ would take
place. So the number of hurri-

canes will be eight instead of -

six
ENERGY: |
Editor, we have everything

- in place except one thing which

Ihave written about many years
ago. I am not going to mention
it here again at this time. A sim-
ple method to produce gas so
that each household could be
independent of energy is avail-
able and is well suitable for the

out islands and most of Nassau. :

In the meantime, a multimillion

Baawbent



dollar industry could be born.
Just imagine, we have already
cesspits in every yard. So much
gas is being produced from our
waste. Each house can be free
of BEC. I am going to prove

this beyond doubt and record
it

‘In other words, we could pro-
duce’ our own “LNG” gas and
BEC could cut their cost of pro-

' duction.by 60 - 70 per cent.

Just look at the street lights.
Someone suggested changing
the bulbs to green bulbs to save
energy.

If you ask me, I could save
you 100 per cent cost with solar
street lights. I mean to tell you

all Bullas, that I wrote about ©
these things i in the 80s: nobody -

listened to what I was saying.
When I came home in the early
80s, I used to talk about Aqua-

, culture, Hydroponics, Alternate

Medicine, Reverse Osmosis
Water and its dangers, talked
about this same gas to run cars,
my God, nobody listened. Just

look how far we could have.

been. |

problem

_ Now certain people envy me
because I can'save HIV people
with no side effects.

There is much more I can
reveal on this subject. We do
not need LNG gas we have
enough gas in the Bahamas just
waiting to be collected. It is a
sitting time bomb, a gift to ter-
rorists. :

Just look at the water reser-
voir in Chippingham: this land
could now be turned into the

first wind and solar farm in the

Bahamas. |

This site has already been
proven to be ideal for wind
energy. Windmills could be
place all along the Fort Char-
lotte hills and solar cells in
between the windmills.

One windmill can supply 300
houses. There is plenty money
out there waiting to.be bor-
towed by governments: it will
pay for itself in savings. ,”

Stop this housing scam and
let’s do something great for our
country. At the same: time we
can save our fresh water and.
our native plants.

‘Eh Bulla, ah told ya! —

SYDNEY

: SINCLAIR-SANDS_
Nassau,

September 1, 2008 .

Time to focus on National Plan

- EDITOR, The Tribune. -

Several months ago, the
opposition PLP walked out of
the House of Assembly in
protest against not being able
to speak about the Mona Vie
issue. While that issue in itself is
of some concern, there are far
more pressing matters with
which the PLP and for that mat-
ter the FNM government need
to concern themselves.

First and foremost is the issue

~ of crime. Stop appointing com-

mittees to tell you the following

‘obvious points:

e that there needs to be more
judges to hear more criminal
cases annually,

¢. the backlog of forensic
related matters needs to be
addressed;

ea decision needs to be made
as to whether capital and cor-
poral paatmnent will be enact-
ed; and

° the judicial and policing
compensation needs. to be
favourably adjusted.

Secondly, there is the issue
of a proper education. Far too
many young people graduated
in June without having mar-
ketable skills or knowing how
cope in the “real” world. Let’s

buck the trend of ill-prepared

graduates. Let’s start by: .
¢ revamping the educational

puter based approach is taken;
© making it a requirement for
graduates to obtain a B aver-
age in the subjects of math,
grammar, computer studies and
,foreign language;
° creating more specialised

schools and/or specialised cen-'

tres in the schools to ensure
each graduate has a marketable
skill such as office procedures,
needlework, technical drawing,
farming, carpentry, boat build-
ing, journalism, etc;

e creating more opportuni-
ties to attend tertiary institu-
tions;

e dedicating more resources
to those students currently with
an overall-GPA less than a C
in any of the core subjects by

offering additional classes from’

4pm to 6pm until the GPA ris-
es;and. -

© implementing a curfew that
‘ensures school children are in
school by 9.15am the latest; and
in their homes after school by
9pm at the latest:

Thirdly, let’s address the
increased cost of living and
healthcare. Let’s start by:

e subsidising the duties on

the bread basket items;

we did. |

® revisiting the price firttra
laws given the recession-like
state of the economy; '

e making the comniitment to °
improve district clirtics in the
capital until such timie‘as anoth-
er.major, hospital. can.be built

and*alleviating thé [SHOfage of

hospital beds; and

. © partnering with major ‘inter-
national pharmaceutical com- ©
panies to make sure: all medi-
cines are available for use.

Surely this list does not
include all the nnatters of imme-
diate national import but indeed
these’ three should be among
the primary national. items to
be addressed; by both FNM and
PLP.

We are all Bahamians, The
time has come where we either
put party; politics aside and
focus on ‘a National Pian (not
Manifesto, Action Plan, etc), or
we will find ourselves ‘wishing

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Marsh Harhour
virtually closed
ahead of Hanna

ABACO’S main town,
Marsh Harbour, virtually
closed down in anticipa-
tion of Tropical Storm
Hanna.

However, one resident
said: “It’s been a bit of a
damp squib. Our real con-
cern now is to see what Ike
is going to do,”

Yesterday, businesses
were shuttered as workers
stayed home, But food-

m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
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dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
residents are busy trying to com-
plete preparations before the arrival
of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Foodstores and hardware stores
were buzzing with activity in
Freeport yesterday as residents

shopped for food and hurricane sup-
plies.

There were long lines at the water
depot on Sunrise Highway and at
various service stations throughout
the island.

All of the banks were open to cus-
tomers until 3pm. “I didn’t want to
be caught without money during the
storm,” said ‘a woman on the line at
one of them.

Kelly’s Freeport and Dolly Madi-
son remained open until 6pm so res-
idents could purchase the necessary
supplies.

Hurricane shelters were opened
at 5pm on Grand Bahama for those
residents in low-lying areas wishing
to evacuate to safer ground.

Rand Memorial Hospital admin-
istrator Sharon Williams said storm

preparations have been completed



GB residents in rush
_ for storm supplies

at the hospital.

She said the hospital in Freeport
and the Eight Mile Rock clinics will
remain open during the storm. All
other government clinics are closed.

Ms Williams said that hospital
staff are ready to handle and.
respond to emergencies during the
storm. She said back-up electrical
-supply ison hand in case of a power
cut.

stores are expected to
reopen today so shoppers
can restock for the possi-
ble arrival of Ike.

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scarier. However, hurri-
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ABOVE: The shutters come down on this Bay Street store as Tropical Storm Hanna approaches.



LEFT: Workers secure this Bay Street business yesterday ahead of Tropical Storm Hanna .

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Storm Keeps would- be FROM page one

criminals at home
FROM page one

out of harms way and so people
tend to check on themselves and :
shift gears I guess until after the :

weather has passed,” he said.

“So the problems that the ;
police would normally be chal- :
lenged with are after the hur- :

ricane.”

The senior officer said that :
police have put into action }
their storm command centre :
that will deal with looting :
reports or any. other “crimes }
that may be related to any:

weather system.”
“They

ASC Hanna.

are monitoring :
reports coming in from the
family islands, NEMA,” said :
“They are:

responsible for coordinated :
efforts to deal with whatever :
eventualities would come up. :
They have a reporting line :

directly to the Commissioner }

of Police.”

The Command Centre will i

be up and running until the :

Bahama islands get the “all:

clear” from the Meteorologi- :

‘cal and Cabinet office.

The police are working very }
closely with NEMA currently :
and ensuring that all of their ;
police stations are in a “state of :

readiness” should a major

storm hit.

$761,000 in lost
cruise business

FROM page one

, the weather conditions become
, Stable.” ;

No ships were in Grand :

Bahama or Nassau Harbour ;

yesterday, and Discovery has; ©

cancelled its voyage to Grand :
- Bahama today, however Car-
nival and Disney ships are }

scheduled to arrive in Nassau # |

today.

Bahamas at major hurricane
strength by Sunday and New
Providence by early Tuesday.

Basil Dean, Bahamian Chief
Meteorologist warned that it
could be catastrophic for the
islands and NEMA officials said
those in flood prone low-lying
areas like Bain Town, Pinewood
and Fox Hill should evacuate to
shelters if the worst case scenario
turns into reality.

While concern about Tropical
Storm Hanna has caused some
New Providence residents to
make what may turn out to be
early preparations for its more
serious successor — Ike — when
The Tribune spoke to people in
Bain Town, their comments paint-

ed a picture of a population that

has not yet made preparations to
handle the ‘ravages of a serious
hurricane.

“King”, who was drinking a
cocktail with some friends as
Tropical Storm Hanna’s falling
rain pattered along Market Street,
said he “never battens up” dur-

‘ ing a hurricane and neither would

he consider going to one of the
local shelters.
“I never leave my house. Im
always confident,” he said.
Meanwhile, at a local bar, Ray-

mond George said he had ye to

Vulnerable

see anything about Ike and was
not paying too much attention at
present.

Paulette Munnings, 45, said
“Yes ma’am” when asked if she
was ready to face Ike, which
became a category four hurricane
on Wednesday night. However,
she claimed that not much will
come of it.

“It’s going to get bad for flood-
ing, we’re going to have a lot of
rain, but we’re not gonna get dam-
aged too bad,” she predicted.

Grandfather of nine, Mr
Thompson, 59, speculated that
New Providence people would
not understand the seriousness of
the threat until they experienced
it.

“They need to experience it like
Grand Bahama’s experienced
one. Right now Grand Bahama’s
always prepared because they

~ have the experience. We haven’t

experienced it (so) they don’t
care,” he said.

Mr Thompson added, howey-
er, that he too felt that Nassau

’ may yet be spared Ike’s wrath, as

it has been that of other major
hurricanes in the past, as the
Bahamas is a “blessed nation.”
Veteran of many hurricanes,
Franklyn Forbes, 70, said fatalis-

tically that “there’s nothing that

we can do against Mother
Nature.”

He too claimed he has never
put shutters up to protect against
a storm and does not plan to
change that for Ike.

“No matter how much we pre-
pare, if it’s coming it’s coming and
no matter how much we may bat-
ten down or buy all the grocery or
the water there is, if there is going
to be destruction there will be
destruction, there’s nothing we
can do.”

Asked what he would do if his
wooden home in flood-prone
Bain Town got washed out, Mr
Forbes said that is a “bridge (he)
will cross when (he) gets to it.”

More than their male counter-
parts, some local mothers were
nervous.

A young mother of three, who
asked not be named, said: “I don’t
even think Nassau can take that
right now. It’s scary. I feel like my
house is strong enough but prob-
ably when I see how bad it gets,
T’ll go to a shelter.”

Another, Tanya Mitchell, 32,
whose son Tajay was playing in
the rain, said Ike would be the
first major hurricane she had been
through.

“I’m kind of nervous. Probably
by Saturday I’ll start doing some
preparations. My house is quite

secure.’

Meanwhile, Patrice said she

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- Hanna is expected to be

FROM page one

Acuweather expert senior meteorologist Dan Kott-
lowski said: "We've had Tropical Storm force winds
300 miles near the storm so most of that was over open
" water."

Hanna's maximum sustained winds were around
65mph yesterday, with higher gusts. Ocean swells caused .
by Tropical Storm rie affecting the northwest and

| FROM page one

en care of under our Emergency
Preparedness Plan, that was

‘already. activated for pTOpIeA

Storm Hanna.”
At the Wyndham and Shera-

ton resorts, ‘senior vice president :

in charge of external affairs,

Robert Sands said management.

would not prompt visitors to

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central Bahamas today will begin to subside tomor-
row. Hanna moved northwest at around 12 mph yes-
terday and was expected to turn to the north late tonight. .

Mr Kottlowski said Hanna is likely,to regain hurricane

‘ on Saturday.

Major hotels

_leave, but noted that a “growing

number” are doing so.
He said the bigger loss would

be a total of around 600 night |

stays have been cancelled by

those who were due to arrive next:

week. .

“We anticipate that by Sunday
the Wyndham will have. occu-
pancy of around 25 - 30 per cent
on available rooms and the Sher-
aton will be-at about 20 per cent,”
he said.

When asked if the fall in visitor
numbers would affect the.Cable
Beach hotels’ employment lev-
els, Mr Sands said the Cable
Beach hotels would “staff accord-
ing to business demands.”

‘ Meanwhile, in response to the
same question, Mr Fields said it is
“too early to determine all of
that.”

He added: “We have put our
plan into place and each new
update determines which triggers
are pulled. Naturally however,
staff will be scheduled according-
ly, while maintaining appropriate
levels of guest service.”

The Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation said the timing of the
storms, at a time when hotels are
not so full, means there will be
“minimal direct tourism losses.”

“As September signals the start
of Bahamian tourism’s tradition-
al ‘slow’ period, many smaller
properties have already been
closed or are preparing to close,
and would not have been seek-



The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church wishes
to inform its members and the general public of changes
to the weekend of events previously scheduled for
September 5-7,— 2008. Due’ to the impending threat of
hurricanes these events are now re-scheduled as follows:

Focus Training Event — Friday, October 3, 2008 at 6pm
Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 9am

Night of Tribute Banquet - Saturday, October 4, 2008 at
7pm. Wyndham Nassau Beach Hotel, Cable Beach.
Alltickets previously sold will honoured on this date.

Consecration & Installation Service — Sunday, October 5,
2008 at 7p.m. Ebenezer Methodist Church, Shirley Street

The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church wishes
to assure the people of The Bahamas that our disaster
response will be ready to assist our Bahamian people in
the case of hurricane damage and disaster. The Methodist
Church will work with NEMA and in partnership with the
United Methodist Church of the United States through
UNVIM, United Methodist Volunteers In Missions.

Our prayers are with the people of the Bahamas at this

time.

strength as she takes a northern turn over the open
‘water on Friday before threatening the Carolina coast

ing to accommodate guests.”
During the afternoon strong

‘winds whipped through the

Atlantis resort’s waterpark and
rolling waves pounded the shore-
line, leaving the pools and beach-
es totally deserted.
- Visitors remaining at Atlantis’
Coral Towers and Cove resort
seemed not too phased by Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna, mainly com-
plaining of boredom as they were
no longer able to use the water-
park, swimming pools or beach.
Lee and Emma, visiting from

' the United Kingdom with their
four-year-old son, said that they

were having trouble entertaining
him without the sun, sand and
sea.

“We're not that nervous, the
problem is really more trying to
amuse him!”

Asked if they were planning

on staying through the storms, -

one said: “I don’t think we’ve got
much choice really.”

They said that having seen
reports of Hurricane Ike they are
just hoping that it is gone in time
for them to catch their scheduled
flight home on Tuesday.

James and Sarah from Canada
said they were not too concerned
about Tropical Storm Hanna and
Atlantis had done a good job of
keeping them updated.

But they complained that the
hotel had not arranged for alter-
native non-beach or waterpark
related entertainment options.

“You find yourself sitting ©

down, looking at the walls, read-
ing 'a magazine or chatting to each
other,” said James.

The Ministry of Tourism said
that travellers choosing to cancel
or postpone their visit to the
islands would be able to do so
without incurring a penalty due to
the Bahamas Hotel Association’s
hurricane cancellation policy. .

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would have liked to have been
more prepared, but she does not
have enough spare cash to stock
up on supplies.

Sebron, also known as “Batch”
was at work at a Market Street
gas station, but said he would be
putting up shutters with his father
and brother later that day.

He said he is keeping a close
eye on the storms: ,“I don’t like
to hear about it, but when it
comes to seven I always cut on

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the news. I just hope nobody got
hurt (in the southern islands),” he
said.

Keith Rants: owner of Wood-
master Cabinets on John Road
off Market Street, said he is wor-
ried about Ike. He was the only
person who told The Tribune that
he is definitely prepared to move
into a shelter if needs be.

“If I have to move I will move.
I’ve never done it before,” he
said.

Hurricane could cause severe lamage

FROM page one

"It could be going through a process whereby ities weaken and

strengthen."

If it were to weaken to a category three and pass over the Bahamas, it
would give no reason to relax, said meteorologist Basil Dean from the
Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

"A category four hurricane would be catastrophic damage, but we hope

that it decreases.

"Even if it drops to a category three it is still a major hhurricatie and it

is still pretty bad."

Mr Kottlowski added: "A category four hurricane is like 2 train head-
ing right for your house, so you have to treat it with some respect."

If the storm slows down, it could give Ike time to build up toa category
five hurricane, and it could hit the southern Bahamas on Sunday, central
Bahamas on Monday and northern Bahamas on Tuesday, metéorologists

said.

The centre of Hurricane Ike was near latitude 23.6 north, longitude 58.2
west yesterday evening, as it moved west-northwest at 14mph, but a
gradual turn west-southwest is expected throughout today and tomorrow.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre,
and Tropical Storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

A watch could be issued for the southern Bahamas tomorrow, and res-
idents throughout the Bahamas are advised to monitor the storm close- ©

ly. Track the storm at www.noaa.gov

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by expanding the size of eligi-

® the amount of electricity typi-

cally produced by a single resi-
dential or small business wind } |

turbine, to.2 megawatts,
enough power for about. 500
homes.

It allows all types of renew-
able technologies rather than
just solar power, which was
covered by a previous program.

The rule also expedites the

interconnection of customer-: }

owned generators with utility
systems and allows customers
to offset their electricity costs

with net metering credits given
for the extra renewable energy

they send back to the power
companies for distribution.

Lights off, but

New Orleans
residents —
coming home

@ NEW ORLEANS

CITY and state officials tried to ;
hold them off, but New Orleans :
resident would have none of it. :
After Hurricane Gustav brushed :

by the city, they wanted back in,

and now, according to Associated :

Press.

tion Wednesday.

.But more than a million homes :
and businesses across three states :
were still without electricity and :

' officials said it could take as long :
as a month to fully restore power. :
As residents came home to :

- New Orleans, President Bush :
returned to the site of one of the }
biggest failures of his presidency :
to show that the government had:
turned a corner since its bungled:
response to Hurricane Katrina in ;

2005.

idents out until early Thursday.

Those who returned said if the
city was safe enough for repair :
crews and health care workers, it :

was safe enough for them, too.
“People need to get home,

need to get their houses straight :
said
George Johnson, who used back
roads to sneak into the city. “They :
want to keep you out of yourown

and get back to work,”

property. That’s just not right.”

But once back at home, many :
people had no power and no idea
when it might return. Outages :
were widespread across Louisiana
and thousands miore lost power : ~
in parts of Mississippi and :

Arkansas.

's ble systems from 10 kilowatts,-:b-ur

So Mayor Ray Nagin relented
and allowed the first of them to :
begin streaming in from evacua-

Faced with traffic backups on :
paths into the city, Nagin gave up
checking ID badges and automo- :
bile placards designed to keep res-

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Laing and his wife



Casino employee
in court on firearm
and ammunition
possession charges

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

-FREEPORT - A casino

:- employee arrested at Grand

Bahama International Airport
was arraigned on firearm and

; ammunition possession charges .
: in Freeport Magistrate Court.

Wynton Augustus Isaacs, 43,
of Seagull Close, Seahorse Vil-
lage, appeared before Magis-
trate Debbye Ferguson.

It is alleged that on Septem-
ber 3, the accused was found in
possession of a firearm and
ammunition in a travel bag at
the GBIA. f

Isaacs, an executive host at
the Isle Capri Casino, pleaded

_not guilty to possession of an

unlicensed firearm and posses-
sion of ammunition without
being the holder of'a valid
firearm certificate.

Magistrate Ferguson
adjourned the case to.the May
11, 2009.

Isaacs was granted $1,500
cash bail on the firearm charge
and $1,500 bail with four
sureties on the ammunition
charge.

Attorney K Brian Hanna rep-
resented Issacs.

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

FREEPORT - Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo

Laing and his wife, Zsa Zsa, are |

proud parents of a newborn son,
their fifth child.

Mr Laing, MP for Marco City,
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and is doing well following a
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The Public is hereby advised that |, JOANN BOWLEG of
#22 CLARKE AVE., Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas,

intend to change my child’s name from JOVANNI EDWARD
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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that OMAR R. RAMIREZ
HERNANDEZ of PROSPECT RIDGE DR., P.O. BOX
EE-15284, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,

and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts. within
twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of SEPTEMBER.
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.






Employment Opportunities

A leading hotel is presently accepting applications for the following’
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Air Condition & Refrigeration Technician
Plumber
Skilled Electrician







The Successful candidates must possess the following skills/knowledge and
abilities but not limited to requirements listed.





AIR CONDITION & REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN



* Able to read Air Condition and Refrigeration Schematic diagrams

* Repair and maintain the Air Condition/Refrigeration chill water and DX
system

¢ Change electrical motors and compressors as it relates to Air Condition/
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* Carry out duct repairs and installation as required

+ Have basic knowledge of electrical wiring circuits and schematics

¢ Basic knowledge in troubleshooting Air Condition and Refrigeration systems

* Carry out electrical repairs to Air Condition and Refrigeration systems

* Perform minor welding and soldering as necessary

.* Repair ice machines as necessary

* Repair walk-in, reach-in coolers and freezers
















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* Perform minor welding and soldering

* Must be capable of understanding Blue Print readings as it relates to
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* Must be capable of making repairs to plumbing fixtures, 1” to 6” PVS pipes

+ Must have basic knowledge of plumbing roughing-

* Must be capable of working independent and with minimum supervision

* Carry out preventive maintenance as necessary








ELECTRICIAN

* To install, repair and replace electrical equipment and devises for operating
machinery and service oriented areas

* Maintain all main switches gear (high and low voltage systems) and any
other electrical distribution board or panel in good working order

* Plan layout of wiring and install wiring, conduit and electrical apparatus in
building

* Must be capable of reading and understanding electrical Blue Print drawings

* Capable of trouble-shooting electrical circuit and equipments

* Able to perform work assignment in accordance with preventive
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* Recognize industry safe work practices, hotel policies, rules and procedures












Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resume to:



Applicants for Electrician/Plumber A/C & Rettigeration Technician,
c/o The Tribune

P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas











TOP LEFT: A car is par-
tially submerged after Hurri-
cane Inez hit Nassau in
October 1966. .

ABOVE: A utility pole
hangs precariously over Tay-
lor Street in the aftermath of
a storm.

LEFT: This truck is left in’
a sorry state after the torren-

tial rains of Hurricane Inez
in 1966.

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of PETER STREET WEST, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as:.a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason. why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 29TH day of
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Management
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Position Available -
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A leading hotel invites qualified persons in the above
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The successful candidate must possess the following:




* A minimum of 5 years experience as a Supervisor in the
Engineering Department







* Must be proficient in Preventative Maintenance
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+ Must possess a proven record of Team Leadership
skills, and able to work with little or no supervision.




* Must possess strong interpersonal, communication,
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FLOODING caused by
storm surge during
Hurricane David.

As Hanna slides, beyond the Bahamas and powerful Ike
looms just over the horizon, INDAYS GONE BY takes a
look back at the wrath of Hurricane David, which hit the
Bahamas exactly 29 years ago this week.

David was the first major hurricane of the 1979 Atlantic
hurricane season. © |

A category five storm, it was one of the déadliest of the
20th century, killing more than 2,000 people in the
Caribbean.

As some points in its development, David packed winds
of 175 mph.

When it hit the Dominican Republic, it was the most
powerful storm to hit that country ever recorded.

It was the strongest to hit Dominica in the 20th century.

David was the second male name for a tropical storm
since 1952, the first to become a category five, and the
first storm name to be retired.

While battering the Dominican Republic, David began to
become disorganised. It had already lost a great deal of
strength by the time it passed through the Bahamas

- Still, it brought 70 to 80 mph winds, heavy rainfall, huge
storm surges and at least one tornado.

*

Franklyn G Ferguson

DAVID knocked fownd this uty noe on Taylor
Street.





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tember 3. The dock was completely hes



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Misano es } |

TROPICAL STORM HANNA

Flooding strands hundreds of

i UN peacekeepers find carcasses of farm animals in floodwaters

@ By JONATHAN M. KATZ .
GONAIVES, Haiti

Entering a flooded city on
inflatable boats, U.N. peace-
keepers found hundreds of hun-
gry people stranded for two
days on rooftops and upper
floors Wednesday as the fetid
carcasses of drowned farm ani-
mals bobbed in soupy floodwa-
ters.

Haiti seems cursed this hurri-
cane season, with its crops
ruined and at least 126 people
killed by three storms in less
than three weeks. Even as
Tropical Storm Hanna edged
away to the north, forecasters
warned that a fourth storm —
Hurricane Ike — could hit the
Western hemisphere’s poorest
country as a major storm next
week.

“If we keep going like this,
the whole country is going to
crash,” moaned Mario
Marcelus, who was trying to
reach his family in Gonaives but
didn’t dare cross the floodwa-
ters.

»Rescue convoys had been try-
ing to drive into Gonaives,
Haiti’s fourth-largest city, but
kept turning back because lakes
formed over every road into
town: On Wednesday, Associ-
ated Press journalists accompa-
nied the first group of U.N.
troops to reach the city aboard
Zodiac boats.

Argentine soldiers based in
Gonaives plucked residents
from rooftops that were the
only visible parts of their hous-
es. In a cemetery, only the tops
of tombs glimmered beneath
the water. The carcasses of dead

animals, including a donkey and -

a cow, floated amid debris as
flies swarmed.

About 150 people were
crowded into a church. Most

retreated to a large balcony.

above the floodwater, where
they waited in misery for the
" ¢



Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo

A MAN wades through a flooded street with his children after Hur-
ricane Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti.

waters to recede. “There is no
food, no water, no clothes,” said
the 37-year-old pastor, Arnaud
Dumas. “I want to know what
I’m supposed to do. ... We
haven’t found anything to eat
in two, three days. Noshing at
all. ” .

The Gonaives area, where »

about 110,000 people live,
accounted for most of the 2,000
victims of Tropical Storm
Jeanne in 2004. Some-residents
said the current flooding was at
least as bad, and criticized the
government for failing to imple-
ment safety measures in the
past four years.

“This is worse than Jeanne,”
said Carol Jerome, who fled
from Gonaive on Tuesday.

About two-thirds of Gonaives

was covered in mud, although it
was difficult to determine the
extent of the flooding from the
air, U.S. Coast Guard

spokesman Matt Moorlag said

Society of Trust & Rotate.
S T E ST E Practitioners (Bahamas)

after planes conducted flyovers.

Severe weather prevented the
planes from assessing the situa-
tion in the surrounding moun-
tains, and there was no way to
reach the area.

In the chaos, there was no
way of knowing how many peo-
ple might be dead in the area, or
how many had been driven
from their homes. People kept a

wary eye on water levels, which

appeared to be holding steady
on Wednesday as: Hanna moved
farther offshore.

On the ground, men used
pieces of styrofoam as kick-
boards to try to swim out of
town. People waited for help
along the shores of the newly

formed lake, and Interior Min-.

ister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime
said people stranded on
rooftops were becoming

SEE page 11

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

STEP

in partnership with

Global Asset Management

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Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo



Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/AP Photo

THIS PHOTO released by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, shows'a flooded area -
‘of Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. The city was flooded by Tropical Storm Hanna, that swirled
over Haiti for four days, dumping massive. amounts of water and leaving at least’61 dead in its wake.



A PREGNANT woman stands in a flooded street after Tropical Storm
Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Three
storms have killed at least 126 people in Haiti in Tess than three

weeks.

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NAD

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Development Company



There is no food,
no water, no

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know what I’m

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We haven’t found

anything to eat in
two, three days.
Nothing at all.

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Invite applications for a scholarship towards the completion of the
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Details of any other funding sources

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TROPICAL STORM HANNA

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FROM page 10

increasingly desperate.

“It is a great movement of
panic in the city,” Bien-Aime
told AP as Brazilian soldiers
assigned to the 9,000-member
U.N. force carried him onto an
idling speedboat.

' Businesses were closed —
both because of flooding and
for fear of looting — and sup-
plies were running short. People
in water up to their knees called
to Argentine peacekeepers in
2 Spanish, shouting “Give me
S water!” Women on balconies
- held up empty pots and waved
+ spoons, signaling their hunger.
Zz About 1,500 people huddled
=ina shelter they nicknamed the
¢ “Haiti Hilton.” Director Jean-
= Noel Preval said there was no
= food and the shelter was run-

WISLCO NOMO

FLOOD VICTIMS sit in a UN truck where they receive treatment at the Argentine UN base after Tropical Storm

ning out Of drinking water.

His cousin Jezula Preval gave
birth at the shelter to a healthy
boy on Tuesday night. Jezula
Preval, 23, said she tried to hold
out at home, but the rain drove
her out and floodwaters even-
tually swallowed her house.

“I lost everything, even the
baby’s clothes,” she said.

The situation was dire else-
where in Haiti as well. Flood-
waters swamped a hospital near
southwestern Les Cayes, and
nurses moved patients to higher
floors. At least 5,000 people in
Les Cayes were in shelters, said
Jean-Renand Valiere, a coor-
dinator for the civil protection
department.

The U.S. Embassy in Port-
au-Prince declared a disaster
situation, freeing. US$100,000
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Mari Tolliver said. She said
hygiene kits, plastic sheeting
and water jugs for up to 5,000
families are expected to arrive
from Miami on Thursday.

“The biggest problem right
now is just getting access to
affected areas,” she said.

Even as Hanna moved off-
shore, the National Hurricane
Center in Miami said Hurricane

Ike in the central North Atlantic.

would gain strength as it
approached the Caribbean and
“could reach major. hurricane
status” within five days.

Its course remained uncer-
tain, but the most likely track
passed just north of the Hait-
ian coastline.

AP writer Danica Coto con-
tributed to this report from San
Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo

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PEOPLE wade through a flooded street after Tropical Storm Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.





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Residents flock to stores
throughout the capital

@ BY T MONA LISA fuel or closed due to the 4 I 1
‘ approaching storm. The station, anaes Airport in

Despit ts of Tropical h ] h assau.
espite reports of Tropi which is very ‘popular for the Peas Sea

Storm Hanna weakening, resi-
dents throughout the capital
yesterday morning could be
seen taking the necessary pre-
cautions to prepare for the pos-
sible approach of the storm.

Although there appeared to
be a lull on the street in traffic,
most food stores, gas stations
and water depots received
heavy passage during the earli-
er part of the day.

At Lil Giant’s Lumber Yard
on Carmichael Road, a govern-
ment official’s aide- loaded 14
sheets of plywood onto a truck
to secure his home. At the time
of his purchase, Tropical Storm

‘Hanna was situated at approxi-

mately 245 miles east of New.

Providence and was moving
toward the northwest near 12
miles per hour.

Report #43 from NEMA
indicated that the motion was
expected to continue during the
next day or so with a gradual
increase in forward speed, while
a turn to the north is expected
by late Friday.

In a nearby gas station all
pumps were on go with more
drivers waiting to be fueled. A
spokesperson for Shell
announced that consumers did-
n’t have to fill their vehicles due
to the fact that the company has
enough fuel to meet customer’s
demands for the next three to
four weeks.

Regular customers of ESSO demands. the public accordingly.”
on the Run in South Beach In the Gibbs Corner area, an Janice Antonson at the
Nassau Airport Develop-

were in for a surprise when they
arrived to be fueled about
5.30pm yesterday. Consumers
arrived to.find all pumps
‘wrapped in-heavy plastic and

premises to alert rivers as to

would like to inform the public that she has RE-LOCATED with

uthe. ae sealed, off with. us as

whether the station was out of

southern area of the island, did
not post a notice indicating
when they will re-open. .

The stocking of water was
high on the agenda as well.
Water trucks drove through the
streets of Nassau and’a wait at
the Chelsea’s Choice depot on
the East West Highway, Inde-
pendence Drive gave a glimpse
as to the amount of water that
was being sold as trucks
returned stacked with empty

. bottles.

‘ The company saw a a peak ‘i in

‘water sales on Wednesday,

when they sold around 30,000
five gallon units. Manager of
Chelsea Choice, Robert Gard-
ner, said that they had no prob-
lem supplying their clients but
advised residents to stock up on

’ their supplies.

“Try to use your water supply
wisely because we don’t, know
how bad this season is going to
be. That’s not to say that we are
running out of water, it’s just
that with unforeseen conditions
residents may not be able to
move about as they like. I sug-
gest that household’s have at
least two weeks of water sup-
ply on hand.”

Mr Gardner also.,indicated
that the company is not selling
any bottles at this time to

-ensure that they have sufficient

on hand to meet customer’s

elderly resident could be seen

filling up his gallon jugs from

the government cistern.
Residents throughout the

Bahamas are being advised to ©
pay stringent attention to all.
news:releases until the storm.
‘had completely cleared the my

Bahamas.

- NOTICE



















the storm was expected to take a northern direction residents were not taking any chances.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

THE DEL SOL SHOPPING PLAZA, \ Bay Street was. atéed and fattened down as 5 Topi Storm Hanna

dumped squalls of rain and light winds across New Providence on September 4, 2008.

Austia vlscey Registered Dental Fiygitnst

SOLOMON’S MINES,



and prepared for Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna as it
dumped squalls of rain
and light winds across

Bay Street, is closed |

New Providence on:

T Mona Lisa

A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S aide stocks his truck in preparation of Tropical Storm Hanna’s approach. Though



" providing the all clear has

- exception is due in part to

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Bahamasair|

suspends
flights

BAHAMASAIR sus-
pended all flights yester-
day as Tropical Storm
Hanna moved through the
northwest Bahamas, while
all other airlines contin-
ued to operate as normal
out of Lynden Pindling



Bahamasair flights will
resume today.:

Services from Nassau
will go to George Town,
Exuma, at 6.30am and
6.30pm, San Salvador at
llam, Orlando at 1lam
and 6pm, Inagua at
9.15am, Stella Maris, Long
Island at 2pm, Mayaguana
at 9.30am, and Miami at
12 noon and 3.15pm. The
flight from Marsh Har-
bour to Palm Beach will
go at 10.35am.

Flights into Freeport
will resume at 12.15 pm,









been given.

There will be no morn-
ing flights into Eleuthera
today, however the after-
noon flights will depart as
scheduled.

And all Bahamasair
flights will operate as
scheduled on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for
Bahamasair said: “On
Sunday, September 7, all
flights will operate as
scheduled with the excep-
tion of Provo in the Turks
and Caicos islands. This

















the movement of Hurri-
cane Ike in the Caribbean.
We will continue to mon-
itor this system and advise





ment Company said that
it is too early to say when
and how operations at the
airport will be affected by
Ike, but an update is,
expected on Saturday.
















September 4, 2008.



STAR DENTAL CLINIC foa NEW LOCATION.
Our office is situated immediately West of Finco Bank
Opposite City Market Food Store, Rosetta Street.
H Its providers, Dr. Anthony Davis and Dr. Cleveland Eneas Jr. can be
_feached at (242) 393-7333, 356-5267, 356-2726, 356 -2867 -
Fax (242) 328 7360 or
P.O. Box $S-6046, Nassau, Bahamas



WORKERS secure this Bay Street
business as Tropical Storm Hanna
dumped squalls of rain and light
winds across New Providence on
September 4, 2008.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY

PUBLIC NOTICE
SUPPLEMENTARY TENDER FOR THE
SUPPLY OF DRUGS AND RELATED ITEMS

Walk-ins Welcomed!!

BIS ROYAL @ FIDELITY og EZ

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FG CAPITAL

BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES



Tenders are invited for the Supply of Drugs and
Related Items for the Public Hospitals Authority
Preah aeey ead ak ae and the Ministry of Health, The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.

The Supplementary Tender, which includes
instruction to the Tenderers along with other
relevant information, can be collected from the
Bahamas National Drug Agency, Market &
McPherson Streets, Monday through Friday 9
am — 5 pm.

SET TW

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark '
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank.
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

Real

A Tender must be submitted in duplicated in a
sealed envelope or package identified as
“Supplementary Tender for the Supply of
Drug and Related Items” and addressed to:

LPR PS RT EE EE EI BI I IE ST ET TOE IES SD PL ERE EE

Managing Director
Public Hospitals Authority
Third & West Terrace Centerville
P.O. Box N-8200
Nassau, The Bahamas

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
_RND Holdings

Bahamas Supermarkets

52wk-Low
1.2652
2.8869

S2wk-Hi Fund Name

Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund
1.3535 Colina Money Market Fund
3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
11.7116 Fidelity Prime Income Fund

100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund
99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
9.4733
1.0000

All Tenders must be received at the above
address on or before 5pm Friday, October a
2008. A copy of a valid business license and

-9.78%
1.47%

Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

Nationals Insurance Certificate must
NAY. Key n ro

Vi accompany all proposals.
* -31 December 2007
** - 30 June 2008

31 Aprit 2008

29 August 2008

- 31 July 2008

-31 August 2008

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing p

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity,

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daity Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings

'S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right
to reject any or all Fender(s).

Director





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intended to take in others 2
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about the tedium of life (5)

21 Doctor needs transfer to a 18
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Across: 1 Quack, 8 Roulette wheels,
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Ate, 16 Florid, 17 Learnt, 18 Owl, 23
Whist, 24 Embalmer, 25 Stand, 26
Uncouple, 27 Screw.

Down: 2 Umbrella, 3 Crackers, 4 Job
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by doctor on law-breaking
(5)

Single-minded concentra-
tion before starting the job

clock (7)

Alarm created by our sea ©
being rough (6) ~
Nawab may be the boss in
Africa (5)

Takes the plunge without
consulting the directors
(4,9)

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The mantle of sleep is (7)

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racer ©) 9 Amatter (5)
One result of wool-gather- 10: laconsisterit:(7)

ing (5) .

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11 For the most part (6)
12 Stand up for (6)
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Across: 1 Prime, 8 Pacifist, 9 +:
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Gap, 16 Dahlia, 17 Leeway, 18 Say, 19 Person liable to drop

23 Weedy, 24 Untoward, 25 Parch, thin ts (13

26 Kid-glove, 27 Tempt. gs (13)

Down: 2 Reprisal, 3 Manually, 4 20 Establish

Panama, 5 Vixen, 6 Vital, 7 Stamp,

12 Gas, 13 Ply, 14 Renegade, 15 by law (5)

Handicap, 19 Arrive, 20 Lucky, 21 21 Cooperation (7)

Study, 22 Swell.



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spades and West leads the jack of
hearts, which you win with the ace. It
looks like you'll have clear sailing,
losing at most a club and two dia-
monds, but when you next cash the
ace of spades, you discover that you
have to lose a spade as well. How
would you continue?

Since the spade and club losers
cannot be avoided, all your attention
should be focused on eliminating one
of the diamond losers. The trouble is
that unless you are very lucky, you
will lose two diamonds if you broach

that suit yourself. For example, if
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[ast has one of the honors, he will

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definitely be to your advantage if the
opponents broke the diamonds first;
which would give you an excellent
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suit. a

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cash the spade king and follow with
the K-Q of hearts. You then concede
a trick to East’s queen of spades and
sit back to await developments.

As long as the diamond honors
are split (or if East has both of them),
the defenders are helpless. In the
actual layout, if East returns a heart,
he yields a ruff-and-discard; if he
leads a diamond, you play low and
West wins, and you later take a dia-
mond finesse against East to secure
the contract.

If East elects instead to play the
ace and another club, you simply dis-
card a diamond, allowing West to
win with the king; the queen of clubs
then takes care of your remaining .
diamond loser.

Finally, if East underleads the ace
of clubs, West wins but must then
return cither a club or a diamond.
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JOHN FERRELL prepares to move his friends boat to
a dry dock inland, as Tropical Storm Hanna threatens
to strike the South Carolina coast.




-| MARKEY JOHNSON from Carrboro, N.C., stands on the Fifth
Street beach access stairway during high tide as waves powered
by a far off Tropical Storm Hanna pound the rocks, Wednesday,
Sept. 3, 2008 in St: Simons Island, Ga. Officials along the
southern Atlantic coast held off ordering evacuations Wednes-
day amid uncertainty about where Tropical Storm Hanna:might
come. ashore and how strong it will be When! gets there.








ONE OF thirteen C-17s left at Charleston Air Force Base takes off.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, as the Base prepares for conditions
from Tropical Storm Hanna. Thé. $200 million planes will evacu-
ate to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Ohio and Whiteman
Air Force Base, in Missouri.



JIMMY BADGER, with the city of Charleston, orotetts a window at city
Hall with a vinyl material called Fabric- Shield as he helps ready the his-
toric structure for Tropical Storm Hanna Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008.-The
storm could be a hurricane by the time it reaches the U.S. coastline this
weekend.

JOSEPH BOEHM buys plywood at the Lowes to protect his home Wisines:
day Sept. 3, 2008, in Southport, N.C. Managers at the store reported brisk
sales of plywood and generators to area residents as Tropical Storm Hanna
aca i the parole coast, with a africa landfall sia

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RESIDENTS moved boats

and booked inland hotel rooms
while National Guard troops

prepared to deploy along the.

Southeastern coast as. Tropical

_ Storm Hanna plowed through
the Atlantic on Thursday, with
Category.4 Hurricane Ike trail-
ing a few days behind, according
to the Associated Press.

Gov. Mark Sanford planned
to ask residents along South Car-
olina’s northern coast to head
inland starting at noon. But the
uncertain path of Hanna, which
may become a hurricane by the
time it hits land sometime Sat-
urday, had emergency officials

holding off ordering coastal res-

-idents to head inland. Still, high

schools in South Carolina can-
celed football games and work-
ers in Savannah, Ga., put storm
shutters over the windows of the
gold-domed City Hall.

“Hopefully the good Lord will
bless us and this storm will skirt
past but we are ready in what-
ever case happens,” North
Charleston Mayor Keith Sum-
mey said.





Hanna, responsible for at least
61 deaths in Haiti, was chugging
through the Bahamas on Thurs-
day with 70-mph winds, just
short of hurricane strength. A
hurricane watch was issued
Thursday for Edisto Beach, S.C.,
north to Surf City, N.C: And a

tropical storm watch was issued:

from Edisto Beach south to
Altamaha Sound, Ga. A burri-
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The storm was tentatively pre-
dicted to hit somewhere along
the Carolinas, and its winds were
forecast to rake along more

_ southern shorelines. Officials as

far north as Washington urged
people to prepare for the possi-
bility of heavy wind and rain.
Ike could arrive in the
Bahamas on Sunday; Tropical
Storm Josephine was farther out
to sea.
Hanna comes as New Orleans
residents start to return home
after fleeing Hurricane Gustav,
which did less damage than

feared but still caused serious

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flooding and could leave some in
Louisiana without electricity for
up to a month.
But Hanna wasn’t spawning
such a mass exodus just yet.
Officials contemplated

whether to order evacuations for .
‘the roughly 1 million people who

live between Savannah and
Wilmington, N.C. Gov. Tim
Kaine declared a state of emer-
gency Thursday in Virginia, free-
ing up state resources for storm
response.

Authorities in Maryland said
Hanna could bring 40-mph gusts
and 4 inches of rain there. North
Carolina Gov. Mike Easley said
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BAHAMAS EDITION

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008

WE’RE #1







HANNA

“Vulnerable Bahamians
Hot concerned by Ike

Bais Town :
residents calm —
despite potentially
‘catastrophic’
hurricane

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

MANY of the most vulnerable .

Nassau residents are either

unaware or not too worried about .

approaching Hurricane Ike —
which weathermen warn could be
“catastrophic.” ~

Despite warnings by. NEMA
officials that their area is one that
could be high risk should a cate-
gory three or four hurricane hit, as
Ike is predicted to be, many Bain

Town residents were fairly calm .

when The Tribune visited the area
yesterday.

Although officials have warned
that theirs is one of several flood-

prone New Providence commu-.

‘nities that should move into shel-
’ ters if Ike strikes, most said they

feel their homes will withstand,.

or will “see what happens.”

HIT §S

FRANKLYN FORBES; 70; said he-

has never battened-down his.house 2

in preparation for a hurricane and
does not intend to do so for Ike.

One local, Ernest Thompson,
' said he thinks some Nassauvians

— having ‘historically missed out
on the worst storms.

Yesterday weathermen were

warning that while there are sev-
eral paths that Ike could take, one
of those has it hitting the southern

SEE page six

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TROPICAL Storm Hanna is
expected to strengthen to a catego-
ry one hurricane as it leaves the
Bahamas and heads for the East
Coast of the United States this
weekend.

Although the storm thrashed the
southern Bahamas with hurricane
strength on Monday, it weakened as
it passed east of the central and
northern Bahama islands last night.

Heavy rains drenched Eleuthera
as Hanna was 100 miles east-north-
east of Governor's Harbour yester-
day afternoon, and it was predicted
to pass by the Bahamas 100 miles
east of Abaco and 100 miles east-

northeast of Grand Bahama by
midnight last night.

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POLICE ‘epbsied: no crime
from Wednesday into Thurs-
day as would-be criminals
stayed home when Tropical
Storm Hanna began to soak
Nassau and Hurricane Ike
began to threaten.

Assistant Commissioner
Hulan Hanna told The Tri-
bune that police often see a
lull in crime when storms are
approaching.

“The truth is. that it does
because generally the weather
conditions push people inside







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‘category three hurricane with

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Hurricane

could cause
severe damage

to Bal 1as

HURRICANE Ike's threat to continues. at this pace it may not
slow down and it will go right
through the Bahamas.

"But if it starts to slow down —

between now and Suiday, it would ©
be a sign that the high pressure
currents are weakening and it
could turn northwards.

"If it took a more west-north-
west course over the next two days, °
which is very classic with these kind
of lasting Cape Verde storms, it is
more likely it would stay north of
the Bahamas."

Mr Kottolowski said there is a
300-mile wide window for the

_storm. which has allowed for vari-

- ous projections, but a clear pro-
jection should be determined

today: ‘

Hurricane Ike's maximum sus-

-.tained winds dropped from
145mph to 135mph yesterday, and
although further weakening was
expected, Mr Kottlowski said this

er. 4 is not a sign of Ike losing strength.
Expert senior meteorologist He said: "Just because it is

Dan Kottlowski at Acuweather weakening now doesn't mean it is

said: "There are so many differ- _ going to continue to weaken, and

ent variables involved: There is __ there is nothing around to weaken



today as the category four storm

Catastrophic damage could
befall the southern Bahamas on
Sunday, central Bahamas on Mon-
day and northern Bahamas on
Tuesday, if the storm continues.a
westward course.

And although there were signs
of the storm weakening yesterday,
the affects would still be severely
devastating if it were to drop toa

winds up to 130mph.

But meteorologists believe it is
just as likely to strengthen to a cat-
egory five storm with winds over
155mph, as it isto weaken. .

And while most projections
show Ike continuing on a west-
ward course, some are hopeful it
will take.a turn towards the north

high pressure to the north, so if it at this point.
“Ike stays strong it will continue to. ay Sage Sees
move quickly westward and if it SEE page six.

Major hotels depressed by
Hanna, Ike double-whammy

q
_ @By ALISON LOWE.

‘Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

MAJOR hotels already hit by falling occupancy in a traditionally slow
season for tourism are being further depressed by the double-wham-
my of Tropical Storm Hanna and oncoming Hurricane Ike.

Atlantis said many tourists have already left the resort and it is
encouraging others to do the same in the run up to Hurricane Ike —
currently predicted to hit Nassau by late Monday/early Tuesday, at cat-
egory three, four or five strength.

“We expect many to leave,” said senior vice president in charge of
public affairs, Ed Fields. “Guests that are not able to leave will be tak-

SEE page 11

$761,000 in lost cruise business

THREATS from Tropical
Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike
have cost the Bahamas around
$761,000 of lost business from
cancelled and re-routed cruise
lines.

Several cruise ships operated
by Royal Caribbean, Carnival,
NCL, Regal Empress and Dis-
covery Cruises have had trips
to Nassau and Freeport can-
celled over the past several days.

When they have not been
cancelled, cruise ships have been
re-routed between Nassau and
Grand Bahama. .

The initial estimate of poten-
tial loss in head taxes and pro- -

jected spending between Sun-
day, August 31, and yesterday
was just under $761,000.

A spokesman for the Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation
said ; "The cruise lines have
sought to make every effort to
bring the vessels to either Nas-
sau, Grand Bahama or the pri-
vate islands, given the fact that
Tropical Storm Hanna has been
somewhat disorganized.

"Requests to berth are there-
fore changing constantly, and
our updates will therefore be
provided on a daily basis, until:

SEE page six




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Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

POLITICS in the past has
played a role in the promotion of
officers within the, Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Commis-
sioner of Police Reginald Fergu-
son confirmed Wednesday.

Flanked by a team of senior
officers, Commissioner Ferguson
made this admission while testi-.
fying in front of the Parliamentary.
Select Committee on Crime at
the British Colonial Hilton.

Pressed by the Independent
Member of Parliament for
Kennedy, Kenyatta Gibson, Mr
Ferguson confirmed that persons
have been promoted in the force
who were not even sanctioned by
the Commissioner of Police or
recommended for promotion in
the first place. :

“As far as I am aware, the rec-

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ropical Storm Hanna.





Ferguson admission comes during
testimony before crime committee

vidual who is to be promoted, but

that is as far as I am able to say,”

the commissioner responded.

Pressed further by Mr Gibson

regarding this “interference” Mr

-Ferguson said that such actions
only lead to the ‘:demoralization”
of the force and as such is some-
thing that he feels “should not
happen.”

“It goes without saying, when
things like that occur, or when
things like that are said, it'has a
negative vibe on the organization.
It has the potential to undermine

ety, and more for the develop-
ment of our country if it is seen
and known, that there is not this
preferential situation or politiciz-
ing of the process,” he said.

The House of Assembly’s
Select Committee on Crime was

- appointed to examine the “unac-

your situation, it demoralizes and |

I don’t think something like that
should happen.

“And I think it is important for
us to recognize that and let the
organization be the organization
that it is supposed to be. And I
think it would-do more for soci-

Three years in the making,
the Open Campus was
announced by vice chancellor
Nigel Harris at the CARICOM
heads of government confer-
ence in Antigua last month as
part of the university’s 60th
anniversary celebrations.

According to UWI Bahamas
co-ordinator Howard Spencer,
the campus will function as “a
network of real and virtual
nodes to deliver education and
training to anyone with access

to the internet. It is designed to °
capitalise on advances in online’

technologies and on the univer-
sity’s 50-plus websites to
advance a more student-friend-
ly basket of programmes for
people who live beyond the
immediate vicinity of our estab-
lished campuses.” :

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activity in the Bahamas.

The committee is chaired by °
PLP MP for Bain and Grants
Town Dr Bernard Nottage, and is
represented by a list of other
MPs, including Kendal Wright,
Frank Smith, Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin, Kenyatta Gibson, Branville
McCartney, and Kwasi Thomp-
son. Mr Thompson and Mr
McCartney however did not
attend Wednesday’s proceedings.



Continuing Studies in the
Bahamas, the UwlL Distance
Education Centre, and the Ter-
tiary Level Institutions Unit. Its
first academic year began
August 1.Sir K Dwight Venner,
governor of. the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank, is
chairman of the Open Campus
Council. And the initiative is an
important part of the universi-
ty’s five-year strategic plan to
transform its education systems.
' Headquartered temporarily

‘in Barbados, the new virtual

campus will have the same lev-
el of autonomy as other UWI
campuses with its own acade-
mic board, financial manage-
ment, registry, administration
and student support systems.

Using advanced technologies,
the Open Campus will offer a
wide range of courses and pro-
grammes to meet the needs of
those Caribbean countries that
do not have one of the univer-
sity’s three primary campuses. It
is an evolution of the universi-
ty’s Extra-Mural Department.

“An important part of the
delivery capacity is the blended
learning approach, which
embodies the ideal of access
anywhere and anytime,” Pro-
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TROPICAL STORM HANNA/HURRICANE IKE

eek shelter from severe
flooding, residents urged

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter



RESIDENTS of low-lying
areas are urged to seek shelter
from severe flooding brought
by the double impact of Trop-
ical Storm Hanna and Hurri-
cane Ike this weekend.

New Providence communi-
ties like Pinewood Gardens,
Bain Town, Fox Hill, and oth-

‘er inner city areas are partic-
ularly vulnerable to flooding,
and residents are urged to pre-
pare for shelter as the impact
of Hurricane Ike directly after
Tropical Storm Hanna is a
serious threat to the island.

The National Emergency
Management . Agency
(NEMA) warns residents not
to become complacent if there
is a lull in the storm, but
remain Vigilant.

Lindsay Thompson, a
spokeswoman for NEMA,
said: "The Bahamas is low-
lying so there is always a risk
of flooding even if we have
torrential rain for just a couple
of hours."

NEMA will announce the
opening of shelters on ZNS
television and radio and

- Defence Force officers will be

deployed to each shelter.
Melanie Zonicle, director of

the Department of Social Ser-

vices said:

"If Hurricane Ike hits us as
a category four storm that is
going to be a serious situation.

"If their homes are com-
promised then they need to
get out, especially if they're in
areas of flooding or by the
coastline, because if there is a
storm surge they need to get
out."

Those seeking shelter
should take with them enough
water and food for themselves
and their families for up to
three days, a change of

ST aaa




THE WRECK from an old plane crash which had
been left near the Lynden Pindling International
Airport was removed yesterday as it was consid-
ered a hazard with the approach of Hurricane Ike.
It is feared Hurricane Ike, a category four storm,
could cause severe damage in the Bahamas.






“If Hurricane
Ike hits us as a
category four
storm that is
going to be a
serious
situation.”



Melanie Zonicle

clothes, important documents,
toilet paper and toiletries, and
medication.

Despite the double
onslaught of storms Hanna
and Ike, and potentially more
to follow, NEMA maintains
it is well prepared.

Lindsay Thompson said:
"Hanna has been a test run
for us, because the storm was
so unpredictable, and officials
were constantly monitoring
her movement, but we are not
issuing warnings for Hurricane

‘Ike at this time."

An update will be
announced at a press confer-
ence at NEMA's Churchill
Building in Bay Street at noon
today.

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@ LIST OF SHELTERS

WESTERN DISTRICT:

Drive

¢ Cathedral of Praise Church God, Mount Pleasant
e Greater Chippingham Church of God, Eden and Rosebud

Streets off Farrington Road

¢ Church of God Prophecy, Gambier, Gambier Village”
* Hillview Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Tonique Williams-Dar-

ling Drive

¢ Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road
¢ New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road

CENTRAL DISTRICT:

e Calvary Bible Church, Collins Avenue.
¢ Church of God Prophecy, East Street and Lilly of the Valley Cor:

ner

° Church of God of Prophecy, East Street
e Ebenezer Baptist Church, St Charles Vincent Street
¢ Mount Pleasant Green Baptist Church, East Street and Quakoo

Streets
e Salvation Army, Meadow Street

EASTERN DISTRICT:

¢ Church of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road
¢ Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive

¢ Epworth Hall, Shirley Street

° Holy Cross Anglican Church, Soldier Road
¢ Kemp Road Union Baptist Church, Kemp Road
e Pilgrim Baptist Church, St James Road .

e Salvation Army, Mackey Street
¢ St Mary's Hall, St AOUEHN

_ SOUTHERN DISTRICT

e Southwest Cathedral Church

‘Don’t use
generators’

GENERATORS
should not be used to '
power homes and shelters
‘during a hurricane or trop-

‘ical storm, the public was
warned yesterday.

One generator salesman
said standby units. can
draw excessive moisture
and salt in extreme weath-
ér conditions, causing the

storm.or shortly after.
The representative of
Lightbourne Marine in
Nassau said generator bat-
teries and chargers should
be disconnected to
remove power from elec-
tronic, controls in. the
event that the enclosure is
breached.
If there is voltage pre-
sent on any electronic
_ component, it could cause

unit in combination with
the salt and moisture.

He said to contact your
servicing dealer if you
need help disabling or
protecting your generator.

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e Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled, Dolphin

e St Barnabas Anglican Church, Blue Hill and Wulff Road

e Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church, Kennedy Subdivision
e Golden Gates Assembly, Carmichael Road
¢ New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive

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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.

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

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THE candidates have accepted their
parties’ nominations.

The running mates are in place. Now it
begins in earnest.

First thing is: Don’t heed the polls
you’re seeing right now.

Sure, by midweek, the Web site Real
Clear Politics was showing an average
lead for Barack Obama of about six
points, with the Democratic nominee

cracking 50 per cent for the first time in ©

the Gallup Poll.

It’s not bad news, for Obama, but then’

it’s not really news at all.

If Obama hadn’t seen some sort of
polling “bounce” in the wake of the
Democratic Convention — now, that may
have been news.

Second thing is: It would Be a mistake
to guess — as many pundits are trying to
right now — that one knows how the
respective vice-presidential picks are
going to affect the guys at the top of the
' tickets.

One interpretation of Obama’s rise in
the polls is that it reflects voter disaffec-
tion with John McCain’s choice of Sarah
Palin as much as it does approval of the
Democrats’ doings in Denver.

Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t.

Even if it does, “voter disaffection”
would in this case be based on only a few
days’ familiarity with the GOP vice-pres-
idential nominee.

In those few days, we’ve seen what
happens whey the national press has to

cram for a question it didn’t know.would: ©

~ be on the final exam.

Everything comes out at once, with the
unexpected stuff (her daughter’ S preg-
nancy) making headlines, and ‘the stuff
that runs counter to. partisan spin (her

lobbying for federal funds while mayor of :

Wasilla, Alaska) getting emphasis.

If Palin had been a contender in the

Republican primaries, all of this would’ve
been out of the way by January. ~
Probably the biggest lesson in all of
' this for future campaigns is, if you’re
going to name a relative unknown as

your veep pick on the eve of your con- |

vention, you can expect media vetting of

your pick to step on the message of that

convention.

Joe Biden may ultimately prove to be
a good or‘a bad choice, but as Obama’s
convention-eve pick, he was a known

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quantity.
Soon enough, though, Palin will also

be in that category, and the attention will

return to Obama v. McCain.
This isn’t to say, though, that the vice-

’ presidential picks won’t inform the race

going forward — just that the biography
of McCain’s running mate will likely
cease to be the focus it’s been in recent

}

- One way that Biden’ and Palin may

come into play in the weeks and months

to come is by either reinforcing or dis-
tracting from the central message that
Obama and McCain want to present to
the electorate at large.

_ The main narrative about Biden has
been that he addresses Obama’s lack of

foreign-policy experience.

That may be, but, perhaps more impor-
tantly, he represents an establishment
stamp of approval for what certain whis-
pering campaigns would have you believe

is the presidential bid — Obama’s — of a ©
frighteningly unknown and untested can- .

didate.
On the eenaile, this establishment
seal of approval could come at the

‘expense of Obama’s “change” message. :
For now, the main narrative about —

Palin is that'she ‘doubles down on
McCain’s “maverick” image.
There are elements of her story and

career that seem to support this, but that

narrative is already starting to evolve
into a different one, whereby Palin pro-

. vides conservative-base credentials to.

counter McCain’s lukewarm embrace of
— and by — the core Republican con-
stituency,

So both candidates, as they head into
the heart of the general-election cam-

pale, have sousht: to balance wher tick- |

Well find out soon enough Ghats
the ballast they’ve added keeps them on

_ an even keel or has them taking on water.
But don’t imagine that this week’s polls

will provide the answer.

.(This article was written by Dan Rather °

of Hearst Newspapers - c.2008).




























I can solve

the energy

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I have tried many times to
have you print my letter on this
subject. I have also tried to

- update you on the Hurricane

situation, but no luck. Let.me

~ try again...

HURRICANES:

Since my initial forecast my

poui tree has flowered three
times, which: is late. The last
time this happened was when I

_ warned you of a late hurricane,

which was unheard of before —
a hurricane in November? Well,
two: of the blooms will be seri-
ous hurricanes and possibly will
be in the region at the same
time.. We see that happening
now and it is following the pat-
tern ah told ya’ would take
place. So the number of hurri-

canes will be eight instead of -

six
ENERGY: |
Editor, we have everything

- in place except one thing which

Ihave written about many years
ago. I am not going to mention
it here again at this time. A sim-
ple method to produce gas so
that each household could be
independent of energy is avail-
able and is well suitable for the

out islands and most of Nassau. :

In the meantime, a multimillion

Baawbent



dollar industry could be born.
Just imagine, we have already
cesspits in every yard. So much
gas is being produced from our
waste. Each house can be free
of BEC. I am going to prove

this beyond doubt and record
it

‘In other words, we could pro-
duce’ our own “LNG” gas and
BEC could cut their cost of pro-

' duction.by 60 - 70 per cent.

Just look at the street lights.
Someone suggested changing
the bulbs to green bulbs to save
energy.

If you ask me, I could save
you 100 per cent cost with solar
street lights. I mean to tell you

all Bullas, that I wrote about ©
these things i in the 80s: nobody -

listened to what I was saying.
When I came home in the early
80s, I used to talk about Aqua-

, culture, Hydroponics, Alternate

Medicine, Reverse Osmosis
Water and its dangers, talked
about this same gas to run cars,
my God, nobody listened. Just

look how far we could have.

been. |

problem

_ Now certain people envy me
because I can'save HIV people
with no side effects.

There is much more I can
reveal on this subject. We do
not need LNG gas we have
enough gas in the Bahamas just
waiting to be collected. It is a
sitting time bomb, a gift to ter-
rorists. :

Just look at the water reser-
voir in Chippingham: this land
could now be turned into the

first wind and solar farm in the

Bahamas. |

This site has already been
proven to be ideal for wind
energy. Windmills could be
place all along the Fort Char-
lotte hills and solar cells in
between the windmills.

One windmill can supply 300
houses. There is plenty money
out there waiting to.be bor-
towed by governments: it will
pay for itself in savings. ,”

Stop this housing scam and
let’s do something great for our
country. At the same: time we
can save our fresh water and.
our native plants.

‘Eh Bulla, ah told ya! —

SYDNEY

: SINCLAIR-SANDS_
Nassau,

September 1, 2008 .

Time to focus on National Plan

- EDITOR, The Tribune. -

Several months ago, the
opposition PLP walked out of
the House of Assembly in
protest against not being able
to speak about the Mona Vie
issue. While that issue in itself is
of some concern, there are far
more pressing matters with
which the PLP and for that mat-
ter the FNM government need
to concern themselves.

First and foremost is the issue

~ of crime. Stop appointing com-

mittees to tell you the following

‘obvious points:

e that there needs to be more
judges to hear more criminal
cases annually,

¢. the backlog of forensic
related matters needs to be
addressed;

ea decision needs to be made
as to whether capital and cor-
poral paatmnent will be enact-
ed; and

° the judicial and policing
compensation needs. to be
favourably adjusted.

Secondly, there is the issue
of a proper education. Far too
many young people graduated
in June without having mar-
ketable skills or knowing how
cope in the “real” world. Let’s

buck the trend of ill-prepared

graduates. Let’s start by: .
¢ revamping the educational

puter based approach is taken;
© making it a requirement for
graduates to obtain a B aver-
age in the subjects of math,
grammar, computer studies and
,foreign language;
° creating more specialised

schools and/or specialised cen-'

tres in the schools to ensure
each graduate has a marketable
skill such as office procedures,
needlework, technical drawing,
farming, carpentry, boat build-
ing, journalism, etc;

e creating more opportuni-
ties to attend tertiary institu-
tions;

e dedicating more resources
to those students currently with
an overall-GPA less than a C
in any of the core subjects by

offering additional classes from’

4pm to 6pm until the GPA ris-
es;and. -

© implementing a curfew that
‘ensures school children are in
school by 9.15am the latest; and
in their homes after school by
9pm at the latest:

Thirdly, let’s address the
increased cost of living and
healthcare. Let’s start by:

e subsidising the duties on

the bread basket items;

we did. |

® revisiting the price firttra
laws given the recession-like
state of the economy; '

e making the comniitment to °
improve district clirtics in the
capital until such timie‘as anoth-
er.major, hospital. can.be built

and*alleviating thé [SHOfage of

hospital beds; and

. © partnering with major ‘inter-
national pharmaceutical com- ©
panies to make sure: all medi-
cines are available for use.

Surely this list does not
include all the nnatters of imme-
diate national import but indeed
these’ three should be among
the primary national. items to
be addressed; by both FNM and
PLP.

We are all Bahamians, The
time has come where we either
put party; politics aside and
focus on ‘a National Pian (not
Manifesto, Action Plan, etc), or
we will find ourselves ‘wishing

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Marsh Harhour
virtually closed
ahead of Hanna

ABACO’S main town,
Marsh Harbour, virtually
closed down in anticipa-
tion of Tropical Storm
Hanna.

However, one resident
said: “It’s been a bit of a
damp squib. Our real con-
cern now is to see what Ike
is going to do,”

Yesterday, businesses
were shuttered as workers
stayed home, But food-

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

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
residents are busy trying to com-
plete preparations before the arrival
of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Foodstores and hardware stores
were buzzing with activity in
Freeport yesterday as residents

shopped for food and hurricane sup-
plies.

There were long lines at the water
depot on Sunrise Highway and at
various service stations throughout
the island.

All of the banks were open to cus-
tomers until 3pm. “I didn’t want to
be caught without money during the
storm,” said ‘a woman on the line at
one of them.

Kelly’s Freeport and Dolly Madi-
son remained open until 6pm so res-
idents could purchase the necessary
supplies.

Hurricane shelters were opened
at 5pm on Grand Bahama for those
residents in low-lying areas wishing
to evacuate to safer ground.

Rand Memorial Hospital admin-
istrator Sharon Williams said storm

preparations have been completed



GB residents in rush
_ for storm supplies

at the hospital.

She said the hospital in Freeport
and the Eight Mile Rock clinics will
remain open during the storm. All
other government clinics are closed.

Ms Williams said that hospital
staff are ready to handle and.
respond to emergencies during the
storm. She said back-up electrical
-supply ison hand in case of a power
cut.

stores are expected to
reopen today so shoppers
can restock for the possi-
ble arrival of Ike.

“This next one looks
scarier. However, hurri-
canes that develop
strength quickly often qui-
eten down again before
they get here, so we’re liv-
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ABOVE: The shutters come down on this Bay Street store as Tropical Storm Hanna approaches.



LEFT: Workers secure this Bay Street business yesterday ahead of Tropical Storm Hanna .

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Storm Keeps would- be FROM page one

criminals at home
FROM page one

out of harms way and so people
tend to check on themselves and :
shift gears I guess until after the :

weather has passed,” he said.

“So the problems that the ;
police would normally be chal- :
lenged with are after the hur- :

ricane.”

The senior officer said that :
police have put into action }
their storm command centre :
that will deal with looting :
reports or any. other “crimes }
that may be related to any:

weather system.”
“They

ASC Hanna.

are monitoring :
reports coming in from the
family islands, NEMA,” said :
“They are:

responsible for coordinated :
efforts to deal with whatever :
eventualities would come up. :
They have a reporting line :

directly to the Commissioner }

of Police.”

The Command Centre will i

be up and running until the :

Bahama islands get the “all:

clear” from the Meteorologi- :

‘cal and Cabinet office.

The police are working very }
closely with NEMA currently :
and ensuring that all of their ;
police stations are in a “state of :

readiness” should a major

storm hit.

$761,000 in lost
cruise business

FROM page one

, the weather conditions become
, Stable.” ;

No ships were in Grand :

Bahama or Nassau Harbour ;

yesterday, and Discovery has; ©

cancelled its voyage to Grand :
- Bahama today, however Car-
nival and Disney ships are }

scheduled to arrive in Nassau # |

today.

Bahamas at major hurricane
strength by Sunday and New
Providence by early Tuesday.

Basil Dean, Bahamian Chief
Meteorologist warned that it
could be catastrophic for the
islands and NEMA officials said
those in flood prone low-lying
areas like Bain Town, Pinewood
and Fox Hill should evacuate to
shelters if the worst case scenario
turns into reality.

While concern about Tropical
Storm Hanna has caused some
New Providence residents to
make what may turn out to be
early preparations for its more
serious successor — Ike — when
The Tribune spoke to people in
Bain Town, their comments paint-

ed a picture of a population that

has not yet made preparations to
handle the ‘ravages of a serious
hurricane.

“King”, who was drinking a
cocktail with some friends as
Tropical Storm Hanna’s falling
rain pattered along Market Street,
said he “never battens up” dur-

‘ ing a hurricane and neither would

he consider going to one of the
local shelters.
“I never leave my house. Im
always confident,” he said.
Meanwhile, at a local bar, Ray-

mond George said he had ye to

Vulnerable

see anything about Ike and was
not paying too much attention at
present.

Paulette Munnings, 45, said
“Yes ma’am” when asked if she
was ready to face Ike, which
became a category four hurricane
on Wednesday night. However,
she claimed that not much will
come of it.

“It’s going to get bad for flood-
ing, we’re going to have a lot of
rain, but we’re not gonna get dam-
aged too bad,” she predicted.

Grandfather of nine, Mr
Thompson, 59, speculated that
New Providence people would
not understand the seriousness of
the threat until they experienced
it.

“They need to experience it like
Grand Bahama’s experienced
one. Right now Grand Bahama’s
always prepared because they

~ have the experience. We haven’t

experienced it (so) they don’t
care,” he said.

Mr Thompson added, howey-
er, that he too felt that Nassau

’ may yet be spared Ike’s wrath, as

it has been that of other major
hurricanes in the past, as the
Bahamas is a “blessed nation.”
Veteran of many hurricanes,
Franklyn Forbes, 70, said fatalis-

tically that “there’s nothing that

we can do against Mother
Nature.”

He too claimed he has never
put shutters up to protect against
a storm and does not plan to
change that for Ike.

“No matter how much we pre-
pare, if it’s coming it’s coming and
no matter how much we may bat-
ten down or buy all the grocery or
the water there is, if there is going
to be destruction there will be
destruction, there’s nothing we
can do.”

Asked what he would do if his
wooden home in flood-prone
Bain Town got washed out, Mr
Forbes said that is a “bridge (he)
will cross when (he) gets to it.”

More than their male counter-
parts, some local mothers were
nervous.

A young mother of three, who
asked not be named, said: “I don’t
even think Nassau can take that
right now. It’s scary. I feel like my
house is strong enough but prob-
ably when I see how bad it gets,
T’ll go to a shelter.”

Another, Tanya Mitchell, 32,
whose son Tajay was playing in
the rain, said Ike would be the
first major hurricane she had been
through.

“I’m kind of nervous. Probably
by Saturday I’ll start doing some
preparations. My house is quite

secure.’

Meanwhile, Patrice said she

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FROM page one

Acuweather expert senior meteorologist Dan Kott-
lowski said: "We've had Tropical Storm force winds
300 miles near the storm so most of that was over open
" water."

Hanna's maximum sustained winds were around
65mph yesterday, with higher gusts. Ocean swells caused .
by Tropical Storm rie affecting the northwest and

| FROM page one

en care of under our Emergency
Preparedness Plan, that was

‘already. activated for pTOpIeA

Storm Hanna.”
At the Wyndham and Shera-

ton resorts, ‘senior vice president :

in charge of external affairs,

Robert Sands said management.

would not prompt visitors to

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central Bahamas today will begin to subside tomor-
row. Hanna moved northwest at around 12 mph yes-
terday and was expected to turn to the north late tonight. .

Mr Kottlowski said Hanna is likely,to regain hurricane

‘ on Saturday.

Major hotels

_leave, but noted that a “growing

number” are doing so.
He said the bigger loss would

be a total of around 600 night |

stays have been cancelled by

those who were due to arrive next:

week. .

“We anticipate that by Sunday
the Wyndham will have. occu-
pancy of around 25 - 30 per cent
on available rooms and the Sher-
aton will be-at about 20 per cent,”
he said.

When asked if the fall in visitor
numbers would affect the.Cable
Beach hotels’ employment lev-
els, Mr Sands said the Cable
Beach hotels would “staff accord-
ing to business demands.”

‘ Meanwhile, in response to the
same question, Mr Fields said it is
“too early to determine all of
that.”

He added: “We have put our
plan into place and each new
update determines which triggers
are pulled. Naturally however,
staff will be scheduled according-
ly, while maintaining appropriate
levels of guest service.”

The Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation said the timing of the
storms, at a time when hotels are
not so full, means there will be
“minimal direct tourism losses.”

“As September signals the start
of Bahamian tourism’s tradition-
al ‘slow’ period, many smaller
properties have already been
closed or are preparing to close,
and would not have been seek-



The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church wishes
to inform its members and the general public of changes
to the weekend of events previously scheduled for
September 5-7,— 2008. Due’ to the impending threat of
hurricanes these events are now re-scheduled as follows:

Focus Training Event — Friday, October 3, 2008 at 6pm
Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 9am

Night of Tribute Banquet - Saturday, October 4, 2008 at
7pm. Wyndham Nassau Beach Hotel, Cable Beach.
Alltickets previously sold will honoured on this date.

Consecration & Installation Service — Sunday, October 5,
2008 at 7p.m. Ebenezer Methodist Church, Shirley Street

The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church wishes
to assure the people of The Bahamas that our disaster
response will be ready to assist our Bahamian people in
the case of hurricane damage and disaster. The Methodist
Church will work with NEMA and in partnership with the
United Methodist Church of the United States through
UNVIM, United Methodist Volunteers In Missions.

Our prayers are with the people of the Bahamas at this

time.

strength as she takes a northern turn over the open
‘water on Friday before threatening the Carolina coast

ing to accommodate guests.”
During the afternoon strong

‘winds whipped through the

Atlantis resort’s waterpark and
rolling waves pounded the shore-
line, leaving the pools and beach-
es totally deserted.
- Visitors remaining at Atlantis’
Coral Towers and Cove resort
seemed not too phased by Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna, mainly com-
plaining of boredom as they were
no longer able to use the water-
park, swimming pools or beach.
Lee and Emma, visiting from

' the United Kingdom with their
four-year-old son, said that they

were having trouble entertaining
him without the sun, sand and
sea.

“We're not that nervous, the
problem is really more trying to
amuse him!”

Asked if they were planning

on staying through the storms, -

one said: “I don’t think we’ve got
much choice really.”

They said that having seen
reports of Hurricane Ike they are
just hoping that it is gone in time
for them to catch their scheduled
flight home on Tuesday.

James and Sarah from Canada
said they were not too concerned
about Tropical Storm Hanna and
Atlantis had done a good job of
keeping them updated.

But they complained that the
hotel had not arranged for alter-
native non-beach or waterpark
related entertainment options.

“You find yourself sitting ©

down, looking at the walls, read-
ing 'a magazine or chatting to each
other,” said James.

The Ministry of Tourism said
that travellers choosing to cancel
or postpone their visit to the
islands would be able to do so
without incurring a penalty due to
the Bahamas Hotel Association’s
hurricane cancellation policy. .

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would have liked to have been
more prepared, but she does not
have enough spare cash to stock
up on supplies.

Sebron, also known as “Batch”
was at work at a Market Street
gas station, but said he would be
putting up shutters with his father
and brother later that day.

He said he is keeping a close
eye on the storms: ,“I don’t like
to hear about it, but when it
comes to seven I always cut on

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the news. I just hope nobody got
hurt (in the southern islands),” he
said.

Keith Rants: owner of Wood-
master Cabinets on John Road
off Market Street, said he is wor-
ried about Ike. He was the only
person who told The Tribune that
he is definitely prepared to move
into a shelter if needs be.

“If I have to move I will move.
I’ve never done it before,” he
said.

Hurricane could cause severe lamage

FROM page one

"It could be going through a process whereby ities weaken and

strengthen."

If it were to weaken to a category three and pass over the Bahamas, it
would give no reason to relax, said meteorologist Basil Dean from the
Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

"A category four hurricane would be catastrophic damage, but we hope

that it decreases.

"Even if it drops to a category three it is still a major hhurricatie and it

is still pretty bad."

Mr Kottlowski added: "A category four hurricane is like 2 train head-
ing right for your house, so you have to treat it with some respect."

If the storm slows down, it could give Ike time to build up toa category
five hurricane, and it could hit the southern Bahamas on Sunday, central
Bahamas on Monday and northern Bahamas on Tuesday, metéorologists

said.

The centre of Hurricane Ike was near latitude 23.6 north, longitude 58.2
west yesterday evening, as it moved west-northwest at 14mph, but a
gradual turn west-southwest is expected throughout today and tomorrow.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre,
and Tropical Storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

A watch could be issued for the southern Bahamas tomorrow, and res-
idents throughout the Bahamas are advised to monitor the storm close- ©

ly. Track the storm at www.noaa.gov

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Florida PSC OKs
tleals to improve |
renewable energy

@ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

INTERCONNECTION |

agreements and rate changes
designed to increase electricity
generated from solar, wind,

biomass and other renewable i

sources were approved Thurs-

. day by the Florida Public Ser-

vice Commission, according to
Associated Press.
The actions apply to home-

owners and businesses offering ;
to sell surplus renewable pow-

er to the state’s five investor-

owned utilities: Florida Power
& Light Co., Progress Energy :

Florida Inc., Gulf Power Co.,
Tampa Electric Co. and Florida
Public Utilities Co.

“Today’s approval will :
encourage eligible customers :
to reduce the electricity pur- :
chased from their utility —sav- :
ing money for the customer :
and increasing grid capacity for :
the utility,” said PSC Chairman :

Matthew M. Carter III.

The commission acted in
compliance with a net meter-
ing rule it adopted in March.

The rule encourages devel-_ }

opment of renewable energy
by expanding the size of eligi-

® the amount of electricity typi-

cally produced by a single resi-
dential or small business wind } |

turbine, to.2 megawatts,
enough power for about. 500
homes.

It allows all types of renew-
able technologies rather than
just solar power, which was
covered by a previous program.

The rule also expedites the

interconnection of customer-: }

owned generators with utility
systems and allows customers
to offset their electricity costs

with net metering credits given
for the extra renewable energy

they send back to the power
companies for distribution.

Lights off, but

New Orleans
residents —
coming home

@ NEW ORLEANS

CITY and state officials tried to ;
hold them off, but New Orleans :
resident would have none of it. :
After Hurricane Gustav brushed :

by the city, they wanted back in,

and now, according to Associated :

Press.

tion Wednesday.

.But more than a million homes :
and businesses across three states :
were still without electricity and :

' officials said it could take as long :
as a month to fully restore power. :
As residents came home to :

- New Orleans, President Bush :
returned to the site of one of the }
biggest failures of his presidency :
to show that the government had:
turned a corner since its bungled:
response to Hurricane Katrina in ;

2005.

idents out until early Thursday.

Those who returned said if the
city was safe enough for repair :
crews and health care workers, it :

was safe enough for them, too.
“People need to get home,

need to get their houses straight :
said
George Johnson, who used back
roads to sneak into the city. “They :
want to keep you out of yourown

and get back to work,”

property. That’s just not right.”

But once back at home, many :
people had no power and no idea
when it might return. Outages :
were widespread across Louisiana
and thousands miore lost power : ~
in parts of Mississippi and :

Arkansas.

's ble systems from 10 kilowatts,-:b-ur

So Mayor Ray Nagin relented
and allowed the first of them to :
begin streaming in from evacua-

Faced with traffic backups on :
paths into the city, Nagin gave up
checking ID badges and automo- :
bile placards designed to keep res-

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Laing and his wife



Casino employee
in court on firearm
and ammunition
possession charges

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

-FREEPORT - A casino

:- employee arrested at Grand

Bahama International Airport
was arraigned on firearm and

; ammunition possession charges .
: in Freeport Magistrate Court.

Wynton Augustus Isaacs, 43,
of Seagull Close, Seahorse Vil-
lage, appeared before Magis-
trate Debbye Ferguson.

It is alleged that on Septem-
ber 3, the accused was found in
possession of a firearm and
ammunition in a travel bag at
the GBIA. f

Isaacs, an executive host at
the Isle Capri Casino, pleaded

_not guilty to possession of an

unlicensed firearm and posses-
sion of ammunition without
being the holder of'a valid
firearm certificate.

Magistrate Ferguson
adjourned the case to.the May
11, 2009.

Isaacs was granted $1,500
cash bail on the firearm charge
and $1,500 bail with four
sureties on the ammunition
charge.

Attorney K Brian Hanna rep-
resented Issacs.

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

FREEPORT - Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo

Laing and his wife, Zsa Zsa, are |

proud parents of a newborn son,
their fifth child.

Mr Laing, MP for Marco City,
is in Freeport with his family
and is doing well following a
brief visit to hospital in New
Providence on Wednesday. It
was determined that he was suf-

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“T am feeling fine outside of

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time to rest, which the doctors
suggest that I do,” he told The
Tribune.

The minister slignansded sug-
gestions that he suffered a
stroke, heart problems or chest
palpitations.

Mr Laing explained that he
was feeling lightheaded while in
Cabinet on Wednesday and

’ decided to go to the hospital.

“T was sitting down in Cabinet

and I felt a little lightheaded so ,

I went to get some water and as
I was walking I felt it was inten-
sifying, he explained.

“I was unfamiliar with that
kind of feeling and asked the
aide to take me to the hospital,
and really about three to five
minutes later I wasn’t feeling
that way anymore.”

Doctors performed a battery,

of tests, including heart and

brain. scans and found nothing .

wrong whatsoever, Minister
Laing said.

“What I realise is that the
night before and that morning I

”

Phe,

had sat up about three to four
hours tending to my newborn

- baby so that my wife could get

some rest because she had been
constantly with him.

“That combined with the fact
that I have been running so hard
for the last several days, and I
had a slight stomach infection
and low white blood cells, and
the combination of fatigue and
stomach problems may have
been the reason for the. light-
headedness,” he said. -

Mr Laing said that he is “feel-
ing fine” now.

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Tuesday Sept. 9th “As Agents of Change”

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“As Agents of Hope”

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Wednesday Sept, 10th

“, As Agents of Peace”
Missioner: Fr, Bernard Been

Thursday Sept. 1ith -



PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, JOANN BOWLEG of
#22 CLARKE AVE., Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas,

intend to change my child’s name from JOVANNI EDWARD
BOWLEG to JOVANNI EDWARD JOHNSON. if there ‘are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.0.Box F-43536, Grand Bahama no later than thirty (30)



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that OMAR R. RAMIREZ
HERNANDEZ of PROSPECT RIDGE DR., P.O. BOX
EE-15284, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,

and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts. within
twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of SEPTEMBER.
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.






Employment Opportunities

A leading hotel is presently accepting applications for the following’
positions: .




Air Condition & Refrigeration Technician
Plumber
Skilled Electrician







The Successful candidates must possess the following skills/knowledge and
abilities but not limited to requirements listed.





AIR CONDITION & REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN



* Able to read Air Condition and Refrigeration Schematic diagrams

* Repair and maintain the Air Condition/Refrigeration chill water and DX
system

¢ Change electrical motors and compressors as it relates to Air Condition/
Refrigeration chill Water and DX System

* Carry out duct repairs and installation as required

+ Have basic knowledge of electrical wiring circuits and schematics

¢ Basic knowledge in troubleshooting Air Condition and Refrigeration systems

* Carry out electrical repairs to Air Condition and Refrigeration systems

* Perform minor welding and soldering as necessary

.* Repair ice machines as necessary

* Repair walk-in, reach-in coolers and freezers
















PLUMBER ’




* Perform minor welding and soldering

* Must be capable of understanding Blue Print readings as it relates to
plumbing

* Must be capable of making repairs to plumbing fixtures, 1” to 6” PVS pipes

+ Must have basic knowledge of plumbing roughing-

* Must be capable of working independent and with minimum supervision

* Carry out preventive maintenance as necessary








ELECTRICIAN

* To install, repair and replace electrical equipment and devises for operating
machinery and service oriented areas

* Maintain all main switches gear (high and low voltage systems) and any
other electrical distribution board or panel in good working order

* Plan layout of wiring and install wiring, conduit and electrical apparatus in
building

* Must be capable of reading and understanding electrical Blue Print drawings

* Capable of trouble-shooting electrical circuit and equipments

* Able to perform work assignment in accordance with preventive
maintenance schedule, and work orders related to trouble-reports

* Recognize industry safe work practices, hotel policies, rules and procedures












Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resume to:



Applicants for Electrician/Plumber A/C & Rettigeration Technician,
c/o The Tribune

P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas











TOP LEFT: A car is par-
tially submerged after Hurri-
cane Inez hit Nassau in
October 1966. .

ABOVE: A utility pole
hangs precariously over Tay-
lor Street in the aftermath of
a storm.

LEFT: This truck is left in’
a sorry state after the torren-

tial rains of Hurricane Inez
in 1966.

Share your news

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.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that VERNETTA RAHMING
of PETER STREET WEST, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as:.a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason. why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 29TH day of
AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and plat a P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


















Management
Employment Opportunity





Position Available -
Assistant Chief Engineer





A leading hotel invites qualified persons in the above
mentioned field to apply for the position of Assistant Chief
Engineer.




The successful candidate must possess the following:




* A minimum of 5 years experience as a Supervisor in the
Engineering Department







* Must be proficient in Preventative Maintenance
Programs




+ Must possess a proven record of Team Leadership
skills, and able to work with little or no supervision.




* Must possess strong interpersonal, communication,
problem solving and customer service skills



* Must possess knowledge of Electrical & Mechanical
Systems i.e. HVAC, Plumbing & Heating



* Must possess basic Administrative skills with some
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* Must be able to work long and flexible hours






Applicants with supporting documents also including a
clean Police Certificate should be sent to the address
below.







Competitive salary and benefits package are
commensurate with experience.




Applicants for Assistant Engineering Manager,
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FLOODING caused by
storm surge during
Hurricane David.

As Hanna slides, beyond the Bahamas and powerful Ike
looms just over the horizon, INDAYS GONE BY takes a
look back at the wrath of Hurricane David, which hit the
Bahamas exactly 29 years ago this week.

David was the first major hurricane of the 1979 Atlantic
hurricane season. © |

A category five storm, it was one of the déadliest of the
20th century, killing more than 2,000 people in the
Caribbean.

As some points in its development, David packed winds
of 175 mph.

When it hit the Dominican Republic, it was the most
powerful storm to hit that country ever recorded.

It was the strongest to hit Dominica in the 20th century.

David was the second male name for a tropical storm
since 1952, the first to become a category five, and the
first storm name to be retired.

While battering the Dominican Republic, David began to
become disorganised. It had already lost a great deal of
strength by the time it passed through the Bahamas

- Still, it brought 70 to 80 mph winds, heavy rainfall, huge
storm surges and at least one tornado.

*

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DAVID knocked fownd this uty noe on Taylor
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TROPICAL STORM HANNA

Flooding strands hundreds of

i UN peacekeepers find carcasses of farm animals in floodwaters

@ By JONATHAN M. KATZ .
GONAIVES, Haiti

Entering a flooded city on
inflatable boats, U.N. peace-
keepers found hundreds of hun-
gry people stranded for two
days on rooftops and upper
floors Wednesday as the fetid
carcasses of drowned farm ani-
mals bobbed in soupy floodwa-
ters.

Haiti seems cursed this hurri-
cane season, with its crops
ruined and at least 126 people
killed by three storms in less
than three weeks. Even as
Tropical Storm Hanna edged
away to the north, forecasters
warned that a fourth storm —
Hurricane Ike — could hit the
Western hemisphere’s poorest
country as a major storm next
week.

“If we keep going like this,
the whole country is going to
crash,” moaned Mario
Marcelus, who was trying to
reach his family in Gonaives but
didn’t dare cross the floodwa-
ters.

»Rescue convoys had been try-
ing to drive into Gonaives,
Haiti’s fourth-largest city, but
kept turning back because lakes
formed over every road into
town: On Wednesday, Associ-
ated Press journalists accompa-
nied the first group of U.N.
troops to reach the city aboard
Zodiac boats.

Argentine soldiers based in
Gonaives plucked residents
from rooftops that were the
only visible parts of their hous-
es. In a cemetery, only the tops
of tombs glimmered beneath
the water. The carcasses of dead

animals, including a donkey and -

a cow, floated amid debris as
flies swarmed.

About 150 people were
crowded into a church. Most

retreated to a large balcony.

above the floodwater, where
they waited in misery for the
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Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo

A MAN wades through a flooded street with his children after Hur-
ricane Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti.

waters to recede. “There is no
food, no water, no clothes,” said
the 37-year-old pastor, Arnaud
Dumas. “I want to know what
I’m supposed to do. ... We
haven’t found anything to eat
in two, three days. Noshing at
all. ” .

The Gonaives area, where »

about 110,000 people live,
accounted for most of the 2,000
victims of Tropical Storm
Jeanne in 2004. Some-residents
said the current flooding was at
least as bad, and criticized the
government for failing to imple-
ment safety measures in the
past four years.

“This is worse than Jeanne,”
said Carol Jerome, who fled
from Gonaive on Tuesday.

About two-thirds of Gonaives

was covered in mud, although it
was difficult to determine the
extent of the flooding from the
air, U.S. Coast Guard

spokesman Matt Moorlag said

Society of Trust & Rotate.
S T E ST E Practitioners (Bahamas)

after planes conducted flyovers.

Severe weather prevented the
planes from assessing the situa-
tion in the surrounding moun-
tains, and there was no way to
reach the area.

In the chaos, there was no
way of knowing how many peo-
ple might be dead in the area, or
how many had been driven
from their homes. People kept a

wary eye on water levels, which

appeared to be holding steady
on Wednesday as: Hanna moved
farther offshore.

On the ground, men used
pieces of styrofoam as kick-
boards to try to swim out of
town. People waited for help
along the shores of the newly

formed lake, and Interior Min-.

ister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime
said people stranded on
rooftops were becoming

SEE page 11

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

STEP

in partnership with

Global Asset Management

‘GAM

Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo



Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/AP Photo

THIS PHOTO released by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, shows'a flooded area -
‘of Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. The city was flooded by Tropical Storm Hanna, that swirled
over Haiti for four days, dumping massive. amounts of water and leaving at least’61 dead in its wake.



A PREGNANT woman stands in a flooded street after Tropical Storm
Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Three
storms have killed at least 126 people in Haiti in Tess than three

weeks.

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Development Company



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no water, no

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anything to eat in
two, three days.
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Invite applications for a scholarship towards the completion of the
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Proposals will be evaluated based on the proponent'’s relative
experience; the proposed concept, the proposed design; the
ability to finance the capital investment required for design and
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FROM page 10

increasingly desperate.

“It is a great movement of
panic in the city,” Bien-Aime
told AP as Brazilian soldiers
assigned to the 9,000-member
U.N. force carried him onto an
idling speedboat.

' Businesses were closed —
both because of flooding and
for fear of looting — and sup-
plies were running short. People
in water up to their knees called
to Argentine peacekeepers in
2 Spanish, shouting “Give me
S water!” Women on balconies
- held up empty pots and waved
+ spoons, signaling their hunger.
Zz About 1,500 people huddled
=ina shelter they nicknamed the
¢ “Haiti Hilton.” Director Jean-
= Noel Preval said there was no
= food and the shelter was run-

WISLCO NOMO

FLOOD VICTIMS sit in a UN truck where they receive treatment at the Argentine UN base after Tropical Storm

ning out Of drinking water.

His cousin Jezula Preval gave
birth at the shelter to a healthy
boy on Tuesday night. Jezula
Preval, 23, said she tried to hold
out at home, but the rain drove
her out and floodwaters even-
tually swallowed her house.

“I lost everything, even the
baby’s clothes,” she said.

The situation was dire else-
where in Haiti as well. Flood-
waters swamped a hospital near
southwestern Les Cayes, and
nurses moved patients to higher
floors. At least 5,000 people in
Les Cayes were in shelters, said
Jean-Renand Valiere, a coor-
dinator for the civil protection
department.

The U.S. Embassy in Port-
au-Prince declared a disaster
situation, freeing. US$100,000
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Mari Tolliver said. She said
hygiene kits, plastic sheeting
and water jugs for up to 5,000
families are expected to arrive
from Miami on Thursday.

“The biggest problem right
now is just getting access to
affected areas,” she said.

Even as Hanna moved off-
shore, the National Hurricane
Center in Miami said Hurricane

Ike in the central North Atlantic.

would gain strength as it
approached the Caribbean and
“could reach major. hurricane
status” within five days.

Its course remained uncer-
tain, but the most likely track
passed just north of the Hait-
ian coastline.

AP writer Danica Coto con-
tributed to this report from San
Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Residents flock to stores
throughout the capital

@ BY T MONA LISA fuel or closed due to the 4 I 1
‘ approaching storm. The station, anaes Airport in

Despit ts of Tropical h ] h assau.
espite reports of Tropi which is very ‘popular for the Peas Sea

Storm Hanna weakening, resi-
dents throughout the capital
yesterday morning could be
seen taking the necessary pre-
cautions to prepare for the pos-
sible approach of the storm.

Although there appeared to
be a lull on the street in traffic,
most food stores, gas stations
and water depots received
heavy passage during the earli-
er part of the day.

At Lil Giant’s Lumber Yard
on Carmichael Road, a govern-
ment official’s aide- loaded 14
sheets of plywood onto a truck
to secure his home. At the time
of his purchase, Tropical Storm

‘Hanna was situated at approxi-

mately 245 miles east of New.

Providence and was moving
toward the northwest near 12
miles per hour.

Report #43 from NEMA
indicated that the motion was
expected to continue during the
next day or so with a gradual
increase in forward speed, while
a turn to the north is expected
by late Friday.

In a nearby gas station all
pumps were on go with more
drivers waiting to be fueled. A
spokesperson for Shell
announced that consumers did-
n’t have to fill their vehicles due
to the fact that the company has
enough fuel to meet customer’s
demands for the next three to
four weeks.

Regular customers of ESSO demands. the public accordingly.”
on the Run in South Beach In the Gibbs Corner area, an Janice Antonson at the
Nassau Airport Develop-

were in for a surprise when they
arrived to be fueled about
5.30pm yesterday. Consumers
arrived to.find all pumps
‘wrapped in-heavy plastic and

premises to alert rivers as to

would like to inform the public that she has RE-LOCATED with

uthe. ae sealed, off with. us as

whether the station was out of

southern area of the island, did
not post a notice indicating
when they will re-open. .

The stocking of water was
high on the agenda as well.
Water trucks drove through the
streets of Nassau and’a wait at
the Chelsea’s Choice depot on
the East West Highway, Inde-
pendence Drive gave a glimpse
as to the amount of water that
was being sold as trucks
returned stacked with empty

. bottles.

‘ The company saw a a peak ‘i in

‘water sales on Wednesday,

when they sold around 30,000
five gallon units. Manager of
Chelsea Choice, Robert Gard-
ner, said that they had no prob-
lem supplying their clients but
advised residents to stock up on

’ their supplies.

“Try to use your water supply
wisely because we don’t, know
how bad this season is going to
be. That’s not to say that we are
running out of water, it’s just
that with unforeseen conditions
residents may not be able to
move about as they like. I sug-
gest that household’s have at
least two weeks of water sup-
ply on hand.”

Mr Gardner also.,indicated
that the company is not selling
any bottles at this time to

-ensure that they have sufficient

on hand to meet customer’s

elderly resident could be seen

filling up his gallon jugs from

the government cistern.
Residents throughout the

Bahamas are being advised to ©
pay stringent attention to all.
news:releases until the storm.
‘had completely cleared the my

Bahamas.

- NOTICE



















the storm was expected to take a northern direction residents were not taking any chances.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

THE DEL SOL SHOPPING PLAZA, \ Bay Street was. atéed and fattened down as 5 Topi Storm Hanna

dumped squalls of rain and light winds across New Providence on September 4, 2008.

Austia vlscey Registered Dental Fiygitnst

SOLOMON’S MINES,



and prepared for Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna as it
dumped squalls of rain
and light winds across

Bay Street, is closed |

New Providence on:

T Mona Lisa

A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S aide stocks his truck in preparation of Tropical Storm Hanna’s approach. Though



" providing the all clear has

- exception is due in part to

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Bahamasair|

suspends
flights

BAHAMASAIR sus-
pended all flights yester-
day as Tropical Storm
Hanna moved through the
northwest Bahamas, while
all other airlines contin-
ued to operate as normal
out of Lynden Pindling



Bahamasair flights will
resume today.:

Services from Nassau
will go to George Town,
Exuma, at 6.30am and
6.30pm, San Salvador at
llam, Orlando at 1lam
and 6pm, Inagua at
9.15am, Stella Maris, Long
Island at 2pm, Mayaguana
at 9.30am, and Miami at
12 noon and 3.15pm. The
flight from Marsh Har-
bour to Palm Beach will
go at 10.35am.

Flights into Freeport
will resume at 12.15 pm,









been given.

There will be no morn-
ing flights into Eleuthera
today, however the after-
noon flights will depart as
scheduled.

And all Bahamasair
flights will operate as
scheduled on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for
Bahamasair said: “On
Sunday, September 7, all
flights will operate as
scheduled with the excep-
tion of Provo in the Turks
and Caicos islands. This

















the movement of Hurri-
cane Ike in the Caribbean.
We will continue to mon-
itor this system and advise





ment Company said that
it is too early to say when
and how operations at the
airport will be affected by
Ike, but an update is,
expected on Saturday.
















September 4, 2008.



STAR DENTAL CLINIC foa NEW LOCATION.
Our office is situated immediately West of Finco Bank
Opposite City Market Food Store, Rosetta Street.
H Its providers, Dr. Anthony Davis and Dr. Cleveland Eneas Jr. can be
_feached at (242) 393-7333, 356-5267, 356-2726, 356 -2867 -
Fax (242) 328 7360 or
P.O. Box $S-6046, Nassau, Bahamas



WORKERS secure this Bay Street
business as Tropical Storm Hanna
dumped squalls of rain and light
winds across New Providence on
September 4, 2008.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY

PUBLIC NOTICE
SUPPLEMENTARY TENDER FOR THE
SUPPLY OF DRUGS AND RELATED ITEMS

Walk-ins Welcomed!!

BIS ROYAL @ FIDELITY og EZ

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FG CAPITAL

BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES



Tenders are invited for the Supply of Drugs and
Related Items for the Public Hospitals Authority
Preah aeey ead ak ae and the Ministry of Health, The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.

The Supplementary Tender, which includes
instruction to the Tenderers along with other
relevant information, can be collected from the
Bahamas National Drug Agency, Market &
McPherson Streets, Monday through Friday 9
am — 5 pm.

SET TW

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark '
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank.
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

Real

A Tender must be submitted in duplicated in a
sealed envelope or package identified as
“Supplementary Tender for the Supply of
Drug and Related Items” and addressed to:

LPR PS RT EE EE EI BI I IE ST ET TOE IES SD PL ERE EE

Managing Director
Public Hospitals Authority
Third & West Terrace Centerville
P.O. Box N-8200
Nassau, The Bahamas

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
_RND Holdings

Bahamas Supermarkets

52wk-Low
1.2652
2.8869

S2wk-Hi Fund Name

Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund
1.3535 Colina Money Market Fund
3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
11.7116 Fidelity Prime Income Fund

100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund
99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
9.4733
1.0000

All Tenders must be received at the above
address on or before 5pm Friday, October a
2008. A copy of a valid business license and

-9.78%
1.47%

Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

Nationals Insurance Certificate must
NAY. Key n ro

Vi accompany all proposals.
* -31 December 2007
** - 30 June 2008

31 Aprit 2008

29 August 2008

- 31 July 2008

-31 August 2008

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing p

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity,

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daity Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings

'S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right
to reject any or all Fender(s).

Director


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after swim (7)
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intended to take in others 2
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(5)
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increase the risk (5,3,5)

Agitated nun that is upset

about the tedium of life (5)

21 Doctor needs transfer to a 18
city of China (7)

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Yesterday's Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Quack, 8 Roulette wheels,
9 Abeam, 10 Alsatian, 11 Perks, 12
Ate, 16 Florid, 17 Learnt, 18 Owl, 23
Whist, 24 Embalmer, 25 Stand, 26
Uncouple, 27 Screw.

Down: 2 Umbrella, 3 Crackers, 4 Job
lot, 5 Clear, 6 Strip, 7 Seine, 12 Ado,
13 Ell, 14 Pathetic, 15 In a sense, 20
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by doctor on law-breaking
(5)

Single-minded concentra-
tion before starting the job

clock (7)

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being rough (6) ~
Nawab may be the boss in
Africa (5)

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consulting the directors
(4,9)

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Justify being wrongly sev-
ered (7)

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racer ©) 9 Amatter (5)
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ing (5) .

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12 Stand up for (6)
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Across: 1 Prime, 8 Pacifist, 9 +:
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Gap, 16 Dahlia, 17 Leeway, 18 Say, 19 Person liable to drop

23 Weedy, 24 Untoward, 25 Parch, thin ts (13

26 Kid-glove, 27 Tempt. gs (13)

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Panama, 5 Vixen, 6 Vital, 7 Stamp,

12 Gas, 13 Ply, 14 Renegade, 15 by law (5)

Handicap, 19 Arrive, 20 Lucky, 21 21 Cooperation (7)

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looks like you'll have clear sailing,
losing at most a club and two dia-
monds, but when you next cash the
ace of spades, you discover that you
have to lose a spade as well. How
would you continue?

Since the spade and club losers
cannot be avoided, all your attention
should be focused on eliminating one
of the diamond losers. The trouble is
that unless you are very lucky, you
will lose two diamonds if you broach

that suit yourself. For example, if
you lead the jack from dummy and
[ast has one of the honors, he will

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suit. a

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cash the spade king and follow with
the K-Q of hearts. You then concede
a trick to East’s queen of spades and
sit back to await developments.

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are split (or if East has both of them),
the defenders are helpless. In the
actual layout, if East returns a heart,
he yields a ruff-and-discard; if he
leads a diamond, you play low and
West wins, and you later take a dia-
mond finesse against East to secure
the contract.

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ace and another club, you simply dis-
card a diamond, allowing West to
win with the king; the queen of clubs
then takes care of your remaining .
diamond loser.

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JOHN FERRELL prepares to move his friends boat to
a dry dock inland, as Tropical Storm Hanna threatens
to strike the South Carolina coast.




-| MARKEY JOHNSON from Carrboro, N.C., stands on the Fifth
Street beach access stairway during high tide as waves powered
by a far off Tropical Storm Hanna pound the rocks, Wednesday,
Sept. 3, 2008 in St: Simons Island, Ga. Officials along the
southern Atlantic coast held off ordering evacuations Wednes-
day amid uncertainty about where Tropical Storm Hanna:might
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ONE OF thirteen C-17s left at Charleston Air Force Base takes off.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, as the Base prepares for conditions
from Tropical Storm Hanna. Thé. $200 million planes will evacu-
ate to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Ohio and Whiteman
Air Force Base, in Missouri.



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Hall with a vinyl material called Fabric- Shield as he helps ready the his-
toric structure for Tropical Storm Hanna Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008.-The
storm could be a hurricane by the time it reaches the U.S. coastline this
weekend.

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day Sept. 3, 2008, in Southport, N.C. Managers at the store reported brisk
sales of plywood and generators to area residents as Tropical Storm Hanna
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RESIDENTS moved boats

and booked inland hotel rooms
while National Guard troops

prepared to deploy along the.

Southeastern coast as. Tropical

_ Storm Hanna plowed through
the Atlantic on Thursday, with
Category.4 Hurricane Ike trail-
ing a few days behind, according
to the Associated Press.

Gov. Mark Sanford planned
to ask residents along South Car-
olina’s northern coast to head
inland starting at noon. But the
uncertain path of Hanna, which
may become a hurricane by the
time it hits land sometime Sat-
urday, had emergency officials

holding off ordering coastal res-

-idents to head inland. Still, high

schools in South Carolina can-
celed football games and work-
ers in Savannah, Ga., put storm
shutters over the windows of the
gold-domed City Hall.

“Hopefully the good Lord will
bless us and this storm will skirt
past but we are ready in what-
ever case happens,” North
Charleston Mayor Keith Sum-
mey said.





Hanna, responsible for at least
61 deaths in Haiti, was chugging
through the Bahamas on Thurs-
day with 70-mph winds, just
short of hurricane strength. A
hurricane watch was issued
Thursday for Edisto Beach, S.C.,
north to Surf City, N.C: And a

tropical storm watch was issued:

from Edisto Beach south to
Altamaha Sound, Ga. A burri-
cane watch means hurricane
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forecast to rake along more

_ southern shorelines. Officials as

far north as Washington urged
people to prepare for the possi-
bility of heavy wind and rain.
Ike could arrive in the
Bahamas on Sunday; Tropical
Storm Josephine was farther out
to sea.
Hanna comes as New Orleans
residents start to return home
after fleeing Hurricane Gustav,
which did less damage than

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flooding and could leave some in
Louisiana without electricity for
up to a month.
But Hanna wasn’t spawning
such a mass exodus just yet.
Officials contemplated

whether to order evacuations for .
‘the roughly 1 million people who

live between Savannah and
Wilmington, N.C. Gov. Tim
Kaine declared a state of emer-
gency Thursday in Virginia, free-
ing up state resources for storm
response.

Authorities in Maryland said
Hanna could bring 40-mph gusts
and 4 inches of rain there. North
Carolina Gov. Mike Easley said
Hanna could bring 10 inches of
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