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The Tribune

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

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Bahamas

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

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER ml 2008

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Darold Miller nothing

GEM’s co-owners say [UESIRURUZ GROUT

they paid former host
‘every single cent’

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

GEM’s 105.9FM co-owners
Debbie Bartlett and Cyprianna
McWeeney claimed yesterday
that they owe Darold Miller

“nothing”, and that they have
paid the former radio host “every
single cent” that was owed him
and “then some”.

Confirming this statement was
GEM’s lawyer and Bar Associa-
tion president Wayne Munroe
who told the media that it was he
who advised Ms Bartlett and Ms
McWeeney to terminate Mr
Miller from the radio station. In
fact, Mr Munroe said, he believed
Mr Miller was paid moneys by
the station’s co-owners that “were

beyond his entitled.”

“My advice on his termination
was that he ought to have been
paid nothing,” said Mr Munroe.
“Why they paid him would have
been a business decision for
them:”

However, Mr Miller’s attorney
Godfrey ‘Pro’ Pinder said that
these claims by Ms Bartlett and
Ms McWeeney that his client is
owned nothing by them is “entire-
ly untrue.”

Wearing a brown linen suit
with a straw hat and walking
cane, Mr Miller sat quietly at his
lawyer’s side at his “Entertain-
ment Shack” on Arawak Cay as
Mr Pinder informed the press of
his client’s future intentions.

SEE page three

Teens taken into police

custody after school fights]



THREE Grand Bahama teenagers were taken into police custody
yesterday after a series of fights broke out at the St George’s High

School.

A wave of student-on-student attacks at the high school has once
again raised the question of stationing police officers on campus.

Details were still sketchy at press time last night, but it is claimed that
a series of gang-related fights erupted at St at yesterday after-

noon.

Emergency medical personnel were called to the high school just

after 2pm

Addressing the situation, St George’s principal Marvin Rolle told the
media that there is a no-tolerance attitude towards violent behaviour

at his school.

“We absolutely cannot and will not tolerate violence. We will do
whatever we have to do to get it far away from the school and far away

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@ By ALISON LOWE money given to/him for various
Tribune Staff Reporter clients over a period of years.
alowe@tribunemedia.net This included money forwarded

to him by clients to purchase land,
LAWYER Andrew Thompson funds which belonged to a son

after his father’s death, and monies
he received from a settlement in
favour of one of his clients who
was in a car accident.

In the case of Waheed Sadique,
formerly known as Wayde Whlly,
from whom Mr Thompson with-
held $91,090.27 which he should
have received as the executor of

will shortly be disbarred after fail-
ing to return any of the hundreds
of thousands of dollars he was
accused of misappropriating from
numerous clients, Bar Council
President Wayne Munroe con-
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The Bahamas ‘has surpassed UN
Millennium Development goals’



BIS Photo/Sharon Turner

PICTURED FROM left are Bahamas aatanettt represantatile to the United
States Paulette Bethel, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham at the opening ses-
sion of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals High Level Event
held at UN Headquarters, New York on Thursday September 25, 2008.

THE Bahamas ae achieved
and surpassed the United
Nations’ Millennium Develop-
ment Goals (MDG) regarding the
elimination of poverty, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
yesterday.

Mr Ingraham, with Deputy
Prime Minister Brent Symonette,
travelled to New York to take
part in the UN MDG High Level
Event and sessions of the Clinton
Global Initiative.

Heads of State at yesterday’s
high level event stressed the
urgency of action, particularly
with regard to poverty, healthcare
and education across the globe.

Speaking in New York yester-
day, Mr Ingraham outlined the
Bahamas’ achievements tegard-
ing the set millenium goals.

“The Bahamas is able to ensure
that every child from age five is

able to attend a school in the
Bahamas. So the Bahamas meets
that yardstick.

“The Bahamas meets the yard-
stick of females being able to go to
school (and having) equal access
to education. We meet the yard-
stick of female participation on a
gender equality question.

“There is only one item on the
agenda that we do not mect and
that is the constitutional require-
ment that females are able to
transfer their nationality to their
children if they are married to for-
eign men,” he said,

Referring to other targets with-
in the MDGs, Prime Minister
Ingraham said the Bahamas is
doing well in providing potable
water throughout the country, in

_SEE page 10

.

‘they hope to ever see their money

come to an end once certain for-
malities have been effected, Mr
Munroe said.

“I've seen a letter directed to
us confirming that he has not paid.
The steps now have to be taken
for his name to be formally struck
off and when that happens the reg-
istrar of the Supreme Court then
gazettes the fact.”

The move will undoubtedly be a
bittersweet one for victims of Mr
Thompson, who was ordered to
repay by September 17 $230,000 in
client’s funds that he had misap-
propriated.

While he will no longer be able
to misuse the monies of unwitting
individuals who in many cases
would have turned to him to help
achieve a resolution to already
existing troubles, the penalty also
signals an extra series of hurdles
his ex-clients will have to jump if

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A GROUP says it is getting
ready to give hotel workers
an alternative in terms of
union representation follow-
ing the outcome of a judicial
review.

The review, which took
place before Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall, was requested
by the established hotel work-
ers representative, the
Bahamas Hotel, Catering and
Allied Workers Union (Cater-
ing) and Sandals Royal
Bahamian.

It sought to establish that
the Bahamas Hotel, Mainte-
nance and Allied Workers
Union (Maintenance) — a new
group which seeks to repre-
sent Sandals workers — should
not have been registered,
because among other things,
its name was too similar to
that of Catering.

Sir Burton said he reluc-
tantly ruled in favour of Main-

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again.

The disbarment follows a six-
month suspension by the Discipli-
nary Tribunal of Mr Thompson,
which began on July 17, for uneth-
ical behaviour. He has practised
law for about 20 years.

Mr Munroe previously con-
firmed that the Bar Council had
appealed the penalty handed
down by the Disciplinary Tribunal
on the basis that it was too lenient.

The Bar Council President said _
that if those in the profession who
misappropriate clients’ funds are
not disbarred, attorneys will feel at
ease with the idea of “dipping
into” their customers’ monies, as if
were a bank, as long as they can
pay the money back.

In Mr Thompson’s case, he kept
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Putin: ties with Latin America
are a priority for Moscow

ff MOSCOW

PRIME MINISTER Vladimir
Putin says relations with Latin
America will be a foreign policy
priority for the Russian govern-
ment, according to Associated
Press.

Putin, who is meeting with vis-
iting Venezuelan President

Hugo Chavez, says Russia is will-

ing to discuss further military
contacts with Venezuela and
help it develop nuclear energy





for peaceful purposes.

Chavez said during Thursday's
meeting that close ties between
Venezuela and Russia would
strengthen a multi-polar
world.

Chavez' visit takes place as a
Russian naval squadron sails to
Venezuela, across the Caribbean
Sea from the United States, in
a pointed response to what the
Kremlin portrays as threatening
U.S. encroachment near its own
borders.





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THE TRIBUNE

Those behind last week’s

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

THOSE responsible for last
wecek’s five homicides remain on
the loose as police are yet to make
a breakthrough in their investiga-
tions into the string of grisly inci-
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breakthrough on five killings

“We've been questioning people
on and off, but no significant
arrests or anything have been
made,” said Acting Assistant Com-
missioner of Police Hulan Hanna.

He also added that although
people are talking of a link
between the triple murder on ear-
ly Saturday morning, the killing of
a Pinewood man on Thursday and
the discovery of a man’s charred

remains inside a burning car a day -

earlier, police have found little evi-
dence to prove that theory.

“There is nothing clearly to
demonstrate to us that that is the
case. People are saying stuff but
our investigations have not led us
conclusively to believe anything at
this point,” said Mr Hanna.

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HOUSES DAMAGED by Hurricane Ike, on Grand Turk, in the Turks &

However, police have followed
“several leads” and are “exhaust-
ing every bit information” they
receive.

Sedino Smith, 33 and Lavardo
Armbrister, 35, died together, and
Vanessa Franks-William, 23, died
later at the hospital after what was

-described as a “horrific massacre”.

They ‘vere gunned down in front
of a popular Bain Town club in
the early hours of last Saturday.
Bain Town residents suggested
that the killings were tied up with
the death of accused murderer
Quincy Hamilton, 34, shot dead in
his home in Pinewood Gardens on
Friday and to the man who was
found in the trunk of a burning car
in the Millar’s Creek area last



e loose

Wednesday.

The burnéd man has identified
unofficially as having gone by the
name of “Shabba.”

Some locals claimed said Mr
Armbrister and Mr Smith may
have been preparing to retaliate
against those responsible for Shab-

‘ba’s murder but were killed before

they could carry out their plans,

Although residents also ¢laimed
that Ms Franks-Williams may have
been the wife or fiancee of the man
who was found dead in the car,
her family members strongly
rejected the assertion that there
was any connection between her
and the dead man.

They also told a local news sta-
tion she had only met fellow vic-
tims Mr Smith and Mr Armbrister,
days before.

The three were shot down as
they were leaving “The Pit” restau-
rant on August street at around
2am on Saturday.

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Caicos Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 9

Four GB Power Company linesmen helping
with electricity restoration on Grand Turk

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

FREEPORT - Four lines-
men from the Grand Bahama
Power Company left Freeport
on Thursday to help with the
restoration of electricity on
Grand Turk in the Turks and
Caicos Islands.

This is the second crew that
has been dispatched in recent
weeks by the power company
to help with restoration efforts
in the aftermath of Hurricane
Ike, which also caused major
devastation in Inagua.

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Vincent Knowles, Walter
Smith and Carol Smith.

“We at Grand Bahama
Power Company are pleased
to announce that in conjunc-
tion with The Caribbean Elec-
tric Utility Service Corpora-
tion (CARILEC), a four man

crew was dispatched to the -

Turks and Caicos Islands to
assist with the restoration of
electricity on Grand Turk,”
said a statement issued by the
company.

“We have been in contact
with officials at Turks and
Caicos Utilities since the dev-
astation caused by Hurricane
Ike earlier this month. The






annual hurricane season and
the devastation are a constant
reminder that we live in a
global village.”

Grand Bahama Power
Company has been a member
of CARILEC for the past 15
years.

Following Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne, in 2004,
the Grand Bahama Power
Company was helped out by a
crew from Providenciales,
Turks and Caicos, and other
power companies in the
Caribbean which are members
of CARILEC.

“At Grand Bahama Power
we are forever reminded of
the assistance we received
from other power companies,
which included a team from
Provo Power Company, back
in 2004 when our island was
hit by Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne.

“Members of our team vol-
unteered without hesitation to
assist our brothers and sisters
in Grand Turk. Many of our
staff members have family ties
to the residents of Turks and
Caicos Islands,” the company
said.

Grand Bahama Power
Company dispatched two
crews of linesman to Inagua
on September 10 to assist with
the restoration of electricity.
That team is expected to
remain there for three weeks.



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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 3



on brief Allegations of officers mistreating persons
asking for help at Wulff Road Police Station

Man stabbed

outside of
gas station

m@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
juwe@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was stabbed out-
side the Esso On the Run gas
station on Carmichael Road
and Faith Avenue Wednes-
day night after an argument
with another man.

While details were sketchy

up to press time, Chief Super-

intendent Glenn Miller said

the victim’s wounds were not }

life threatening.
The attack occurred at
around 10.30pm and caused

the scene to be temporarily

cordoned off with police
crime scene tape.

An officer at the
Carmichael Road police sta-
tion would not disclose the
victim’s identity. No one has
been taken into custody in
connection with the incident.

Radio station
‘owes Darold
Miller nothing’

FROM page one

“My instructions are that
there is so many heads of
moneys that he is entitled
to that if I were to put it in
a writ we would need a
wheelbarrow to roll it down
to court,” Mr Pinder said.

In fact, Mr Pinder said
that his client will be bring-
ing a civil action against
GEM’s in the very. near
future.

When asked to specify
the nature of the court
action, Mr Pinder said that
the allegations were so
many that he could not
quantify or qualify them in
one breath.

“You will have to wait to
see the documents,” he said.

When asked how long it

é

_would be before this action

is started, Mr Pinder said:
“Nothing happens before its
time. First the sea, then the
air, then the corn.”

Mr Miller — through his
lawyer — had no other com-
ments at this time, other
than he encouraged his sup-
porters to continue to sup-
port him.

While Mr Miller has won
the court action that was
brought against him by a
member of GEM’s staff, Ms
McWeeney said that she,
and Ms Bartlett still believe
they stood on the side of
right.

’ “Since the case has end-
ed, Mr Miller has chosen to
take the low road. He has
slandered Ms Bartlett and I
publicly. He has been on
radio telling untruths and
misrepresenting the facts.
We chose, until now, to
ignore him and get on with
our business,” said Ms
McWeeney.

“However, Mr Miller
crossed that line when a
death threat was made to
Ms Bartlett. We have had
enough of his nonsense and
urge him to desist forthwith.
The police have been noti-
fied and he must know that
we will not take any more
of his foolish babblings,”
she said.

As it concerns the charge
of lesbianism against
women at GEMs radio,
namely Ms Bartlett, Ms
McWeeney said that this
“outlandish assertion”
deserves little comment.

“There is absolutely no
basis for this but merely
another putrid lie to tarnish

@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

OFFICERS at the Wulff Road
Police station have come under fire
for allegedly mistreating persons who
have visited the station for their help.

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday
a woman, who wished to remain
anonymous for fear of retribution, said
that officers at the station treated her
like a common animal.

"They talk to you like a dog. It's
like you don't have the right to ask
them anything because they are police
officers," she said.

The woman said officers at the
Wulff Road police station when asked,

did not want to give their names or
badge numbers.

"I was greeted with sarcasm," she
said. "They said, 'Don't worry about
that, that's none of your business.'"

According to-her, while at the sta-
tion others were complaining of receiv-
ing the same kind of treatment.

This sentiment comes on the heels of
an article reported by another local
daily of complaints by a business own-
er who waited hours for police to
investigate a break-in during the early
hours of the morning.

According to the article, the. Daily
Grind, located some 100 yards from
the Fort Charlotte police station, was
broken into around 4 am.

The article contends that a gentle-
man who noticed the store door had
been tampered with, went to the Fort
Charlotte police station to report the
matter, however, no one answered the
door to the station.

He then proceeded to dial 919 and
was told that an officer would be sent
over, but none arrived for at least four
hours.

When asked about this by a reporter
a police officer, who identified him-
self as Taylor, simply said, "'They
knew of the break-in incident at the
coffee shop but chose not to respond
to the claims made by the business
owner.'"

Acting Assistant Commissioner of

Police Hulan Hanna responded to
these concerns yesterday by urging
people to report unsatisfactory behav-
iour by police officers.

"If that kind of behaviour is being
doled out to the public that is some-
thing that is not condoned by the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force and I would
invite that person and any other indi-
vidual, whether a business owner or
regular member of the public, to come
in and make a formal complaint to us
through the police complaint unit,"
said Mr Hanna.

According to him members of the
public have the commissioner’s invi-
tation to come up to police headquar-
ters to make a formal complaint.

‘Business booming’
at Vopak Terminal

Bahamas in Freeport

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

FREEPORT - Business is
booming at Vopak Terminal
Bahamas, according to a

‘ senior executive, who assured

The Tribune that there are no
plans for any major restruc-
turing or lay-offs at the for-
mer BORCO plant.

TJ Huizer, managing direc-
tor at Vopak, said demand is
very high for additional stor-
age capacity at the plant in
Freeport, where construction
is currently underway on sev-
en new large storage tanks.

“At this point in time, there
was never any intent to go for
major restructuring to lay off
extra amount of people to
save cost. It is all about devel-
oping a world class service

and has maintained the cur-
rent staff of 165 workers.

Mr Huizer said: “As we
looked at the organisation, it
was staffed for a 20 million
barrel terminal being fully
operational, but by the time
we got there it was a terminal
with 15 million barrels in oper-
ations which was not even
being occupied.

“Tf the company remained
the way it was, we would have
to go for massive lays offs
because it was overstaffed.
But now, because business is
booming and building up so
fast, we need the people,” he
said.

Mr Huizer said Vopak is
now seeking to hire a few new
qualified persons and has held
several interviews.

He also noted that there are
certain areas within Vopak
that need strengthening and
will require staff training.

“Very frankly, we are not
in the business of hiring peo-
ple. We care about our
employees, we invest in our
employees, but it also means
that the people we have will
need to carry their weight
because it is about profes-
sionalism and being able to
deliver quality service,” he
said.

Former UBP MP



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Secretary
Coitael
visits post
storm Haiti

SECRETARY-GENER-
AL of CARICOM Edwin
Carrington completed a two-
day visit to Haiti on Wednes-

day, September 24, with a vis- .

it to Gonaives and Porte du
Paix, two of the areas hardest
hit during the recent multiple-
storm assault on the country.

The visit to the two com-
munities followed meetings
with the Prime Minister of
Haiti, Michele Duvivier
Pierre-Louis and some mem-
bers of her cabinet, including
the Minister of the Interior
Paul Antoine Bien-Aime and
the Minister of Planning Jean
Max Bellerive,as well as the
Secretary-General of the Pres-
idency Fritz Longchamp.

Mr Carrington and his team

discussed relief and recon-_

struction in the wake of the

devastation wrought by Hur-° |
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and Ike 6n Haiti.
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Caribbean Forum of African
Caribbean and Pacific Coun-
tries (CARIFORUM) and the
European Union (EU) and
Haiti’s progress towards meet-
ing the requirements to be
part of the CARICOM Sin-
gle Market.

Haiti is one of the signato-

ries to the Revised Treaty of |
Chaguaramas, including the |

Single Market and Economy
(CSME).

Mr Carrington said that he
now had a much better pic-
ture of what was required fol-
lowing the storms.

One of the matters raised




-and that we may have to say

organisation with appropriate
skills, and that means we need
to get a few good people in

good-bye to few people,” said
the executive.

Meeting

Mr Huizer spoke with the
press on Wednesday at the
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce’s monthly meeting
held at the Sunrise Resort and ©
Marina. :

He informed business per-
sons about the company’s
major expansion and invest-
ment plans in Freeport for the
construction of 27 new stor-
age tanks.

Vopak is an independent
third party terminal that stores
oil products for clients around
the world. It operates a 20-
nnillion barrel terminal in Rot-
terdam.

First Reserve and Vopak
acquired the 19.8 million bar-
rel 3:ORCO terminal in May,

Phone: 1.888.460.7368
info@shamrockcorp.com —
www.shamrockcorp.com -

Harold DeGtegory dies;

FORMER UBP Member of Parliament Harold DeGregory
died on Monday, September 22.

Acting PrimetMinister Tommy Turnquest yesterday extend- xi ie :
ed heartfelt condolences to Mr DeGregory’s family on behalf of =
the government.

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native island of Grand Bahama,” Mr Turnquest said. —

The deceased served as a Member of the House of Assembly
for the United Bahamian Party from 1962 to 1967.

He was previously declared the winner in a by-election in Feb-
ruary 1960, but that result was overturned by the Election
Court in May 1960.

The seat consequently went to Warren Levarity.

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outstanding women.
“Regarding our contract
in Turks and Caicos Islands,
it was never destined for Mr
Miller. In fact, when
Bartlett-McWeeney won
the contract, Ms Bartlett:
reintroduced Darold to the
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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

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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham,
who will address the United Nations Gen-
eral Assembly today, said yesterday that
the Bahamas was doing well in meeting
the Millennium Development Goals set
out by the UN. In fact, he said the
Bahamas has not only achieved, but sur-
passed the UN’s goal in eliminating pover-
ty.

The eight goals that the world body
aims to eliminate by 2015 are extreme
poverty and hunger, the achievement of
universal primary education, the promo-
tion of gender equality and empower-
ment for women, the reduction of child
mortality, the improvement of maternal
health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria
and other diseases, ensuring environ-
mental sustainability and developing a
global partnership for development.

“The Bahamas is able to ensure that
every child from age five is able to attend
a school in the Bahamas. So the Bahamas
meets ‘that yardstick,” Prime Minister
Ingraham told the UN’s Millennium
Development Goals (MDG) High Level
Event in New York, .

Girls also have equal opportunity with
boys to go to school and participate in.all
human pursuits with their men. mare

The only area in which they are not
equal, and therefore, do not meet MDG
standards, said Mr Ingraham, is that they
cannot transfer their nationality to their
children if they are married to a foreign
man.

This was one of the items defeated by
Bahamians when it voted against a refer-
endum held in February 27, 2002 by the
FNM government.

It is something to which Mr Ingraham
and his government felt they were entitled
and which he gave them an opportunity to
achieve by referendum.

The Christie. government was against .

the referendum.

Bahamians, among other things, were
asked in the referendum whether “gender
discriminating language” should be
“removed from the constitution and if
children born to Bahamian mothers and
foreign fathers” should have “Bahamian
citizenship.”

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' Bahamians — both men, and incredi-
bly women — voted against the change.
And so, before this august body yesterday,

Mr Ingraham had to admit that this was _

the only point of MDG’s eight-point pro-
gramme on which Bahamians failed.

Mr Ingraham also participated in a
MDG roundtable session on education
and healthcare Thursday as well as the
Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) working
session. Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette also participated in the CGI
session on the environment.

During the morning both US presi-
dential candidates spoke at the Clinton
programme, John McCain appearing in
person, and Barack Obama broadcast on
broad screen.

eeee
Today government is concerned with

improving the justice system to get crim-

inals off the streets and into prison as
quickly as possible.
In a presentation to the House this

- week to propose the passing of a plea

bargaining Bill, National Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest revealed that
almost 50 per cent. of our prison popula-
tion of 1,357 inmates are on remand
awaiting trial,

Going through old Tribune files we
discovered that in September, 1935 our
government was just as concerned that
petty cases had started to clog the magis-
trate’s court system.

To quickly dispose of the backlog it
published an Order In Council té allow

.Mr E.H. McKinney, a JP, to hear cases

alone in New Providence. Up to then two
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It opened a second magistrate’s court
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A letter to
BEC: please ©
reduce fuel
| surcharges

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Please publish the following
letter to Mr Kevin Basden.

Mr Kevin Basden,

General Manager,

Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion.

Nassau, Bahamas

Dear Mr Basden,

RE: Petition Against High
BEC Bills and Fuel Surcharge

SINCE early September
2008, a petition against high

BEC bills and fuel surcharges *

was circulated for support by
electricity consumers around
the country. Since then, over
five thousand (5000) consumers
have signed manually and elec-
tronically onto the petition
(www.PetitionOnline.com/bec1
234/)

By signing, the petitioners are
confirming their concern about
BEC’s billing structure, includ-
ing high fuel surcharges and
rigid approach to revenue col-
lections:

While I am aware of the
financial intervention recently
promised by the Bahamas Govy-
ernment for electricity con-
sumers and the associated direc-
tive to BEC to restore power
to over 5000 disconnected cus-
tomers, I am obliged to express
the following sentiments to
BEC management on behalf of
the petitioners.

Electrical rates were expected
to increase during the summer
months but consumers could
not have anticipated that fuel
surcharges Would have been
equal to or even surpassed the
monthly usage charges.

What became even more
alarming was that in many
instances, BEC Customer Ser-
vices held customers hostage by
demanding full payment or face
service interruptions...then be
faced with paying a reconnec-
tion fee.

The ironic thing is, the major-
ity of your customers utilize a
monthly budget and if one can-
not pay the bill in full, then
surely it would be a challenge
for them to pay the reconnec-
tion fee.

It seems unconscionable and
inconsiderate of BEC in today’s
harsh economic times to allow

the routine disconnection of’

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thousands of customer accounts
because of non-full payment.
Within this month alone, the
average Bahamian consumer
was faced with school fees and
hurricane-related expenses in
addition to routine charges.
Bahamian families are being
frustrated by BEC’s increasing
electrical bills and rigid collec-
tion policies.

The question arises as to how
the decision makers in BEC
sleep at night knowing that
many sénior citizens, single
income households and less for-
tunate citizens must shuffle
around in the dark while our

nation’s future leaders strain’

their eyes having to read by can-
dlelight. What have we come
to?

Whilst thousands sit in silent
desperation awaiting the demise
-by BEC, we wonder if BEC is
really being honest and upfront
with us, the nation. We desper-
ately need to understand their
billing structure and ever-
increasing fuel surcharges.

Listed below are 10 funda-
mental questions which com-
monly arose from petitioners:

1) What is the formula by
which fuel surcharge is calcu-
lated? What costs and factors
are plugged in, to come up with
the final cost?

2) Fuel surcharges steadily
increased all summer. Why
were monthly fluctuations in
BEC fuel surcharges not evi-
dent with market fluctuations
in cost or usage amounts?

3) Does BEC have any con-
tractual arrangement for bulk
purchases of oil from a supplier
which considers wholesale Pric-
ing?

4) In May 2008 it was report-
ed. that BEC would have
received a “tax-break”. Four
months later, why are con-
sumers not seeing any relief
from this tax break enjoyed by

BEC?

5) BEC said that it absorbs
the cost of customs duty when
oil is imported; does this then
mean we are really only receiv-
ing a7 per cent tax break?

6) In March 2007; a local

‘newspaper reported that more

than $600,000 was internally
stolen from the corporation and
BEC. Additionally, BEC is
challenged with sizeable delin-
quent corporate accounts. How

-is BEC recouping these losses

or are all of these costs being
passed onto the consumers
without notice?

7) If internal theft has been
occurring, how many employ-
ees have been prosecuted: for
thefts by reason of employment
since 2004 for amounts exceed-
ing $5000?

8) It has been said that Nas-
sau consumers are subsidizing
the electricity costs for our
brothers and sisters in the Fam-
ily Islands. If so, how is this cost
being passed onto Nassau-based
consumers? Are Nassau resi-
dents being charged a higher
rate per household than Family
Islanders?

9) Exactly what percentage ©

of our current bills (including
fuel surcharge) are subsidising
the Family Islands and their
development?

10) What pricing structure

should be anticipated by con-
sumers in January, 2009. when

recent government-based-cap-»

on fuel Surcharges has. been. af

exhaustéd?

On behalf of the Petinonet

please reduce the fuel sur-

charges and implement more °

reasonable approaches to bill
repayment arrangements, par-
ticularly for struggling con-
sumers.

Feel free to contact me if I
may be of any further assis-
tance.

Your response is eagerly
anticipated.

DARCY MOSS (Ms)
Nassau,
September, 2008.

BEC relief - what a joke!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read with great disgust today the proposed BEC relief being put
in place by the Government. What kind of relief is this — only for
5,000 families out of a nation off 300,000 plus persons. Did someone
in Government forget about the remaining Bahamians also suffering
from BEC’s high charges? Trust me we will not forget when they
come seeking donations/contributions during the next election
season, nor when we visit the polling booths.

CHAD D ROBERTS
Nassau,
September 18, 2008.

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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 5



NX ‘
Michael Gibson

Police search for

second suspect in
connection with
stabbing death

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

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police are searching for
a second suspect in connection
with the stabbing death of Jodie
Smith at the Pepper Pot Take-
away Restaurant.

A wanted poster has been
issued by police for Michael
Gibson, of 205 Shaftbury
Avenue, North Bahamia.

Gibson, 24, is considered
armed and dangerous. He of
dark brown complexion and has
black eyes.

He is about six feet, three
inches tall, of average built, and
weighs about 170 -190 lbs.

Gibson is also known to have
a tattoo of praying hands on his
right arm, and a bulldog on his
left arm.

Jodie Jamine Deveaux, also
known as Jodie Smith, was
stabbed and killed at the Pepper
Pot Restaurant on September
12.

One suspect has been
arraigned in connection with the
matter.

Chief Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming is appeal-
ing to residents with informa-
tion concerning Gibson to con-
tact the police on Grand
Bahama at 350-3106; 352-9774
or 5; 911; or Crime Tipsters at
352-1919.

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Claim that lack of sufficient breathing
apparatuses gave firefighters problem

sonnel on the scene of the fire had
to make a call to Airport Fire Res-
cue to borrow four air tanks, which
the airport station delivered to the
scene in one of their light duty
trucks.

Bystanders on the scene said
there were around six fire engines
fighting the blaze that engulfed the

According to Sergeant 1043 __rear of what used to be a Russell’
Mitchell of the Fire Branch, per- | Dry Goods store that night.

Increasing stray dog population ‘result
of controlled breeding gone wrong’

@ By LLOYD L ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

m@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

LACK OF sufficient breathing
apparatuses presented a problem
for firefighters battling a downtown
blaze that sent one fireman to hos-
pital dué to smoke inhalation on
Monday, The Tribune has learned.



THE problem of the increasing stray dog population in New Provi-
dence is the direct result of controlled breeding “gone wrong”, a local
canine researcher said.

Animal activist and research lecturer at the College of the Bahamas
William J Fielding told The Tribune yesterday that a study done in the
year 2000 estimated the local dog population to be more than 70,000,

That number, he said, has since grown.

Mr Fielding said that research has béen carried out to determine the
cause of this increase.

The research indicated that people who intentionally breed dogs for

sale, contribute significantly to the growing dog population, he said.

“Many people start out with this idea of intentionally breeding their
dogs, (but it) doesn’t quite come off because they don’t confine their dogs
properly. Eventually other dogs get in, and there is unauthorised mating,”

In many instances, cross breeds are the result of this “unauthorised
mating” and these dogs “have far less value than the pure breed they
wanted,” Mr Fielding said.

“The ‘mistakes’ have the likelihood of fueling the pot-cake population
we see on the streets,” he said.

In an effort to curb the canine numbers, the Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety launched its ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ campaign in June of this
year.

The campaign was intended to be a national effort to neuter and
spay both roafning and privately owned dogs.

However, executive director of the Humane Society Inspector Stephen
Turnquest said the programme has experienced only minimal success,
resulting in only 25 dogs being neutered or spayed per month.

“There are people who could afford it that are neutering their own
dogs, we neuter about eight to ten dogs a day that way.”

“You're never going to spay all the dogs, if you just miss one dog, that

- dog can give you ten puppies every three months,” Mr Turnquest said.

With the anti-breeding campaign spreading to Inagua and San Sal-
vador, Mr Turnquest said that a total of 207 dogs have now been suc-
cessfully neutered.

He said that Exuma and Eleuthera are also being targeted, but added
that assistance from local government is essential for the campaign’s suc-
cess.

* Mr Turnquest said a draft of an Animal Protection and Control Act,
which intends to establish breeding regulations, has already been sub-
mitted to Minister for Agriculture Larry Cartwright.

The Act, he said, is intended to regulate future animal protection and
control laws, as well as pet store control laws and most notably, licens-

, ing requirement laws for dog breeders.

Minister Cartwright said, “There are three different drafts right now
that will be taken to Cabinet soon.”

Mr Cartwright explained that each draft is still being fine-tuned after

consultation, with other agencies and organisations.

It has been proposed to include not just canines, but also other animals

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Sergeant Mitchell said that the
branch had depleted many of its air
tanks the day before, fighting a
restaurant fire on Cowpen Road
on Sunday. That fire also sent a
fireman to the hospital with com-
plications from smoke inhalation.
“We usually get them (air tanks)
filled up at the Defence Force Base,
but they weren’t open at that time,”
he said speaking about the night of
the downtown fire. “At Central,
the refill tanks run on slow speed.”

The chief clerk of the Airport
Fire Department said there will
never be the amount of equipment
required at a given time because of
“fiscal problems.”

“In any agency like ours if there
is aneed for equipment we usually
try to assist where possible, but each
agency should be capable of sus-
taining itself,” he said.

“It’s something we do most times
if they have situations that are out

“of hand; they actually call upon us

to assist them. They have more
trucks nowadays, but they call us
for small equipment like breathing
apparatus, however, I don’t know if
they needed that to fight that fire.”

According to Sergeant Mitchell,
the fire department gets one or two
new air tanks every year “in order
to have an adequate supply.”

However, he says every time the
equipment is used, its life span is
shortened.
According to the chief clerk,
internal audits keep airport fire
equipment up to scratch.

“Because we have to meet regu-
lations, there is more pressure on
the authorities that are there to pro-
vide the equipment. And when we
get audited it shows up,” he said.
“When there is no regulation it’s
much more difficult.”



An ex-paramedic who now |

works as a fireman in the US and
wished to remain anonymous, said
breathing apparatus is an essential
part of any fire fight.

“What if they had another fire?
They had already ran out of air on
that scene,” he said. “There are
long-term and short-term debilitat-
ing effects of smoke inhalation, such
as respiratory illness and cancer
from carcinogenic by-products and
toxic gas in the smoke.”

According’ to the source, fire-





AFTER GETTING the blaze under
control on Monday firefighters
stayed on the scene to make sure
the building was secure.

fighters in the US sometimes have
two or three air tanks per fireman,
per truck.

Corporal 328. Delancy, of the
Fire Branch, said the downtown
blaze took a long time to extinguish
and they used a lot of air getting to
the rear of the building to fight the
fire.

He said the audible low air alarm
went off on the injured fireman’s
air tank, however, he didn’t make it
out of the building before the mask
compressed to his face due to lack
of air.

“He had to take his mask off and
get down low, so I guess he inhaled
a lot of that smoke,” said Corporal
Delancy.

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probation and is required to forfeit his
company’s boat which he used to bring
the illegal seafood into US waters, the
Associated Press reported.

A SOUTH FLORIDA man has been

sentenced for illegally importing over

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the Bahamas into the United States.
James Hanson, a seafood dealer, was’
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conch that he purchased in the Bahamas.
He will also have to undertake 300
hours of community service, three years

Value

The value of the seized product was
estimated at $13,930.

Hanson was further ordered to relin-
quish any claim to the proceeds.

According to the US State Attorney's
Office, the US Coast Guard discovered
the smuggled seafood after it stopped
and inspected the boat owned Mr Hanson

Keys.

during a routine patrol in December 2005.

During his sentencing, Hanson offered
to donate approximately 223 acres of
undeveloped property in the Florida

The land is a prime breeding and nurs-

ery habitat for queen conch and spiny

lobster.

Although not a condition of his sen-

tencing, Hanson proposed the donation to
State of Florida authorities to offset the
consequences of his criminal offence.

It is unclear whether the sealife was
originally captured in Bahamian waters or
elsewhere.

Bahamians are being hired for Ross

University medical school campus

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

FREEPORT - Ross Uni-
versity has begun hiring
Bahamians for its medical
school campus on Grand
Bahama.

Two full-time Bahamians
have already been appoint-
ed and additional persons
are expected to be hired in
the coming weeks, accord-
ing to a spokesman for the
University.

The new staff appoint-
ments were the first since
the institution broke ground
several months ago for the
construction of a new cam-
pus in Freeport.

An interim campus, which
is being prepared at the Sea
Horse Shopping Plaza, is
expected to.open in 2009.

“Hirings will continue
through January when the
interim campus opens for
students and the 42 faculty
and staff,” said the spokes-
person.

Anne Bergen-Taylor,
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the quality of the Bahamian
workforce.

She stated that the Uni-
versity is in need of persons
with a wide variety of
administrative skills, rang-



Ross University. I feel that
the University will boost
our economy and bring
hope and opportunity to
many people,” she said.
Ms Musgrove has the crit-

MARY COOPER (left), adminis-
trative assistant to the campus
administrator, and Leslie Mus-
grove, off-site housing coordi-
nator, are the first Bahamian
employees of the Ross Univer-
sity Medical School in Grand
Bahama.

ical job of helping oversee
the programmes that will
facilitate staff and students
in meeting their housing
needs.

“Being one of the first
local Bahamian employees
of Ross University is a priv-
ilege and an honour.

“Ross University has
opened doors in my life and
will do the same for so
many others to come. I am
happy to be a part of such
an important milestone for
the Bahamas”, she said.



ing from IT technicians to
support for the medical fac-
ulty,

“In almost every case we
are finding qualified candi-
dates to consider,” said Mrs
Taylor.

“While senior academic
administrators and medical
school faculty will largely
come from outside the
country, because of the
extremely specialised
requirements for these posi-
tions, we anticipate that ,
almost all other positions SQ :
will be filled from the local Captain John E. Whitehead, aged 87 years, of
workforce. Camperdown Heights, Nassau, The Bahamas and

Bahamian Mary Cooper formerly. of Graz, Austria, died at his ,home on
was appointed on Septem- 24th September, 2008. ,
ber 18 as administrative

DEATH NOTICE

: : Captain Whitehead is survived by his wife, Lori
BSSstane tO: Caeapus admin- Whitehead: two sons, Peter and Thomes Whitehead; two
istrator John Daley. Leslie - || gaughters-in-law, Judy and Analia Whitehead; seven
Musgrove was appointed as randchildren, Sandra, Peter, Rory, Alannah, Tessa,
the off-site housing coordi- Felipe and Sophia Whitehead.

nator-on September 22.

Ms Cooper believes that
the institution will be a
“valuable asset” to Grand
Bahama.

“Tam extremely excited
and happy to be starting
with-such a respected edu-
cational institution such as

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The
Ranfurly Home for Children, P.O.Box N.1413, Nassau,
The Bahamas in memory of Captain John E. Whitehead.

A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman
Catholic Church, East Shirley Street, Nassau on
Thursday, 2nd October, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

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Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia. net

FREEPORT - The
Bahamas Red Cross Grand
Bahama Centre is appealing
to the public for relief supplies
to assist the hurricane victims
of Great Inagua, the Turks
and Caicos, and Haiti.

Three weeks ago Hurricane
Ike ravaged the these islands,
leaving thousands of people
without food, water, and other
basic necessities.

Red Cross officials on
Grand Bahama said a con-
certed effort is being made to
assist those who have been
affected by the storm.

The centre has teamed up
with other corporate citizens
to collect non-perishable food
items, clothing, and building
supplies, which will be loaded
on trailers for shipment to Red
Cross organisations for distri-
bution in the affected areas.

Chairman Samuel Cooper,
Dr George Charite, Willie
Moss and Mary Culmer of the
Red Cross, Cestine Nixon of
the Great Inagua Develop-
ment Association in Freeport,
and Jetta Baptiste of the G B
Haitian Relief Committee are
urging residents to support the

_ effort.

Dr Charite said that he will
be travelling with a contingent
to Haiti in early October to
deliver supplies to Gonaives.

“Usually after hurricanes,
diseases such as malaria and
respiratory tract infections
begin to set in, and people in
Haiti who lack the basic health
care needs are now more vul-
nerable,” he said.

Dr Charite said Haiti is in
need of everything — food,
water, clothing, medical and
building supplies, kerosene
stoves, can openers, as well as
toys and games.

In Inagua, there is a need
for financial assistance, water,
medical and building supplies.
In the Turks and Caicos,



Ten -

monetary contributions
and building supplies are

_ needed.

Mr Cooper said there has
been a good spirit of co-oper-
ation in Grand Bahama.



: BRIAN SMITH, business manager
: of the Bahamas Automated Clear-
: ing House (BACH) addresses

; Members of the business com-

: Munity.

He said persons wishing to :
make contributions toward the :
relief efforts can do so at the ;

Red Cross Centre on Jobson
Avenue.

tions to Inagua will be for- : : ;
: community are expressing a

warded to the Bahamas Red
Centre in Nassau which will
forward them onto to Inagua.

Jetta Baptiste said even
though Inagua and the Turks
and Caicos suffered great loss-
es, the situation is much worse
in Haiti.

“The northwest section of
Haiti was devastated, she said.

Gonaives was completely : ee ps
: Association, BACH, which is

flooded and they are consid-
ering shutting it down and
relocating everyone bécause
of the devastation.

‘Crisis

“ rac “tas : és
It is a huge crisis when you : er at BACH, informed members

have one town wiped and over
300,000 people left homeless.
We know the people of Inagua
and the Turks and Caicos suf-
fered a great loss as well and
our-hearts go out them.

“The people of Inagua and

there is no food stores and
farms have been wiped out, so
it is a huge crisis they are fac-
ing over there,” she said.

Ms Baptiste is urging resi-
dents to support the fundrais-
ing events that are
Being planned by the Haitian
Relief Committee in Grand
Bahama.

A major food drive will be
held at all major food stores
from 8am to 8pm. On Sunday,
a soccer tournament is sched-
uled at the YMCA at 2pm,
and a dance is scheduled later
that evening. at the Taxi
Union.




Business community
embraces new

- Clearing hank system

He noted that cheque dona- :

MEMBERS of the business

: keen interest in the soon to be
: implemented Bahamas Auto-

mated Clearing House, a secure

interbank settlement system»
: which will link the seven clear-

b

ing banks in the Bahamas.
The aim of the system, known

i as BACH, is to significantly
: enhance the process of conduct-
: ing financial transactions.

Owned by the Clearing Banks

: expected to be launched at the

: end of October, will serve as the
: central clearing facility for all

: electronic and paper transac-

: tions including direct debit,

: direct credits and cheque clear-
: ance.

Brian Smith, business manag-

: of the business community

: about the new system during a

: luncheon hosted by the

: Bahamas Automated Clearing

: House and the Bahamas Cham- |
: ber of Commerce on Wednes-

: day.

Turks and Caicos are going to :

Me Smith said BACH will

be okay, but I can tell you : help both businesses and con-

since four hurricanes in Haiti : SUMCTS.
ing because : Bete
people are dying : system, it will take a shorter

He noted that under the new

; time for cheques to clear; rather
: than taking five days cheques
: will now clear within one day.

Mr Smith said persons who

: deposit a cheque on their

: account will get their money
: much faster and persons

? writing a cheque will see the
: funds withdrawn off their

: account faster.

He explained that presently,

: all cheques are sent to the Cen-
: tral Bank where they are

: exchanged with other banks.

: Under the new system, rather

: than using paper, banks will just
? use electronic files, thereby

: eliminating the need to go to

: the Central Bank.

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PICTURED aceeune the donation from Commander Carrier is commander Russell, flanked by personnel
from NEMA, the United States Embassy in Nassau, and the US Naval ship Saturn.

NEMA accepts
hygiene kits from
US Navy for Inagua

COMMANDER Stephen
Russell, director of the
National Emergency Man-
agement Agency, accepted
five boxes of hygiene kits
from the US Naval Ship Sat-
urn, for residents of Inagua
impacted by Hurricane Ike.

The presentation took
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Mr Rolle is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College and is reg-
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The Bahamas Co-operative League is the apex body for cred-
it unions and producer-service co-operatives and has been
granting a scholarship each year for the past eight years.

“Our family of financial and producer-service co-operatives
are proud of all the students that have benefited from our
scholarship programme.

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the treatment of HIV/AIDS and ,

in the management of infant and
maternal mortality rates.

Mr Ingraham noted that the
maternal mortality rate in the
Bahamas stands between one to
four in every 1,000 births, adding
that while the infant mortality rate
is currently in the mid-teens, it
can be lowered.

“We hope to get it back to
where it used to be when I was

MDG goals

last in office,” he said. “The focus
will now be on prenatal care.”

With regard to poverty, Mr
Ingraham pointed to the challenge
of determining how the govern-
ment can best provide support to
persons who fall below the pover-
ty line so that children do not
neglect to go to school because
of a lack of uniforms, shoes or a
meal during the day.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The eight United Nations
MDGs for 2015 are the eradica-
tion of extreme poverty and
hunger; the achievement of uni-
versal primary education; the pro-
motion of gender equality and
empowerment for women; the
reduction in child mortality; the
improvement of maternal health,
combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria
and other diseases; ensuring envi-
ronmental sustainability, and
developing a global partnership
for development.

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tenance, but that he was bound to
do so because the law compels it.

He said Catering “justifiably
feels a grave. injustice has been
done them by the Registrar of
Trade Unions (who, according to
Catering, registered. Maintenance
without gazetting the name prop-
erly).”

Sir Burton said, however, that
he had to rule in favour of Main-
tenance because no request to
review Maintenance’s application
was sought within the required
time.

Sir Burton said he agrees that
Maintenance “sought to hijack
the goodwill that Catering had
built up over more.than 40 years
by choosing a name that was cal-
culated to mislead the members
of the public whose mere casual
interest in industrial relations
would result in them missing the
subtle difference between the
names of the two unions.”

However, at a press conference
yesterday at the House of
Labour, representatives of Main-
tenance announced that the ruling
allows them to become a full
union beginning in October of
this year.

According to the ruling, the
Minister of Labour can now con- '
duct a poll of Sandals workers.
Maintenance says this means the
workers will be able to vote for
the union of their choice.

A poll will take place on or
before October 15 from 9am to
5pm at the Department of
Labour, Maintenance said.

Obie Ferguson, the lawyer rep-
resenting Maintenance; said it is
up to the workers to decide who
they want to represent them.

"Under the constitution of the
Bahamas, workers of the
Bahamas have a constitutional
right to join a trade union of their
choice.

“That is not for Sandals man-
agement to decide which union
they would wish to deal with.
That choice is reserved exclu-
sively for the workers of that
resort," Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson congratulated
what he said were the 400 plus
members of Maintenance and
commended them on the support
they have shown for the union
over the last two years.

"This is a victory, not only for

- the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance

and Allied Workers Union and
Sandals workers, but workers in
general," Mr Ferguson said.

School fights
FROM page.one

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High School ended yesterday
with three male students being
taken away by Grand Bahama
police.

Meanwhile, .a 16-year-old St
George’s High School student is
still in hospital in New Providence
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Force. Floaters on Sunday in :
their Bahamas Government }
Departmental Softball Asso- :
ciation. men’s best-of-seven :
championships series.

In the lone game played last :
week at the Baillou Hills }
Sporting Complex, the Chiefs :
knocked off the Floaters 7-5. :
Game two will be played on :
Saturday at noon with game }
three on Sunday at 4 p.m. i

Meanwhile, the Police Roy- :
als are holding a 2-1 lead over :
the Finance Health Invaders :
in the ladies’ best-of-seven :
series that will continue on:
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with:
game four. Game five is Sat- :
urday at 2:30 p.m. :

e Here’s a summary of the :
men’s game played: :

CHIEFS 7, SLOATERS §; i

@ The Police got the ball :
roiling in the top of the first :
inning when Alcott Forbes got :
on with a base hit and went to :
base on Van Johnson’s dou- }
ble.

Jermaine Butler smashed a
three-run home run to put the
Chiefs in the scorebook.

In the bottom half of the
first, Defense Force played the
same tone to the Police with
Dwayne Mackey got on base
with a walk, moved to second
on Ramone Stort’s single.

Mackey scored on Dereck
Christie’s single while Storr
scored on Thomas Williams’
single.

Defense Force kept.the
Police scoreless in the top of
the second while Defense
Force came out smoking when
Marco King hit a solo homer
to tie the score at 3-3.

Brad Smith scored the go
ahead run to take a 4-3 com-
mand lead, but the Chiefs hin-
dered them from scoring any
more runs in the second.

Both teams were scorless in
the third inning.

In the top of the fourth
inning, Perry Charlton cracked
a solo homer to tie the score at
4-4,

' Inthe bottom half, Defense
Force retaliated and refused
to allow the Police to go ahead
in the game, therefore Rey-
naldo Russell got on with his
first base hit and scored their
fifth run to go ahead and Brad
Smith sacrifice fly to right field.

In the top of the fifth,
Dereck Sands tied the score
at 5-5 for the third time, how-
ever, the Police kept the
Defense Force scoreless.

Both teams were powerless
in the sixth inning and in the
top of the seventh, the Police
outwitted Defense when Chris
Charlton got on board with an
error by. the second baseman
and moved to second base on
Dereck Sands’ third base hit
of the game.

Charlton and Sands scored
on Noel Farquharson’s base
hit to take a 7-5 lead for good.

In the bottom half, the
Police kept the Mariners
scoreless to capture game one:
in the keenest contested game
played amongst these teams
for a very long time.

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the Baillou Hills playing field
from noon.

SATURDAY’S 22400uL%

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(1:30 p.m. Police Royals vs
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4 p.m. Police Chiefs vs
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Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WHEN Team Bahamas
return home on Saturday, Octo-
ber 11, they will be feted with a
mega week-long celebrations
throughout the country for their
performances at the XXIX
Olympic Games in Beijing, Chi-
na last month. |

The plans were revealed by
Director of Sports, Martin
Lundy, at a press conference
yesterday at the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture and
attended by Minister of Sports,
Desmond Bannister, Minister

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2008

Week-long festivities planned
to honour the Olympic team

of State for Culture, Charles
Maynard, the Ministry staff and
members of the organising com-
mittee.

Bannister said even though
the Bahamas turned out to be
the smallest country winning
medals, the statistics revealed
that out of 205 countries that
participated, the Bahamas was
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the countries that won medals
in the men’s 4 x 400 relay team,
Bannister said the population
of the Bahamas could not. fill
the 91,000 seat Bird’s Nest
National Stadium in Beijing for
four nights.

But for two nights, the
Bahamas shone as Leevan
‘Superman’ Sands secured a
bronze in the men’s triple jump’
and the 4 x 400 relay team of
Andretti Bain, Grand Bahami-

,

MEMBERS of the Zion Baptist Academy choir perform yesterday during th
Donald ‘Nine’ Rolle at Zion Baptist Church South Beach.






ans Michael Mathieu and
Andrae Williams and Eleuther-

a’s Chris ‘Bay’ Brown picked

up the silver.

’ Avard Moncur and Ramon
Miller also ran in the prelimi-
naries and were also awarded
medals.

“The performances of our
athletes has kept us on top of
the world for four consecutive
Olympic Games, spanning 12
years,” pointed out Bannister
of the Bahamas that finished
tied for 65th place with Alge-
ria, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan,
Morocco and Tajikistan.

In celebration of the team’s
performance, Bannister said

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THE COFFIN of the late legendary golfer Donald ‘Nine’ Rolle lay in Zion
Baptist Church South Beach yesterday at his funeral service. Many mem-
ber of the golfing fraternity and parliamentarians attended the service.



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they had planned the activities
in conjunction with the
Bahamas Olympic Association,
who have been responsible for

‘he team going to Beijing.

Lundy said that on the ath-
letes’ arrival at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport,
they would be hosted to a
reception before they were tak-
en through the streets on a
motorcade that would end up
at Arawak Cay where a musical
concert was scheduled to take
place. ‘

On Sunday, October 12, they
will attend a Church Service at

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Pearson inducted into the Struthers High School Hall of Fame

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

IT’S not every day that a for-
mer athlete gets to go back to
his high school alma mater to
receive an award.

For Tracy Pearson, that rare
opportunity came last Saturday
when he travelled to Struthers,
Ohio to be inducted into the
four-yearly Struthers High
School Hall of Fame as a track
and basketball star.

“It was a privilage to be
among the prestigious group of
athletes that the school had,”
said Pearson, who was one of
15 inducted into the Class of
2008.

“It was really an honour.”

In 1990 after transferring
from St. Anne’s High School

where he excelled in both
sports for the Bluewaves, Pear-

‘son continued his prowess at

Struthers High through his
graduation with honours in
1992.

He still holds Struthers’ high
jump record of 6-feet, 6-inches
and the long jump of 22-8 as
well as having been ranked in
the top 10 in at least eight sta-
tistical categories.

Additionally, he was Ist
Team All-MAC as a senior and
2nd Team as a junior and he
received Honorable Mention
All NEO.

During his tenure, Pearson
said he never envisioned being
inducted, but as he looked back

- at his career, he felt that he left

such a legacy behind that
maybe one day he might have
been recognised for his achieve-

ment.

When the honour finally
came, Pearson said he was
overwhelmed by the “first class
treatment” that he received.
“The ambience was set right.
Everything was nice,” he
added.

A plaque of all the honorees
was placed in the Hall of Fame
at Struthers. It featured the
names of each athlete, the sport
they played and the year they
graduated.

A banquet was held on Sat-
urday where each athlete also
received a plaque with
Struthers High School, the
name of the athlete, the sport
they played and the date of
their induction.

Pearson added the gala affair

SEE page 12



TRACY
PEARSON
was inducted
into the
Struthers
High School
Class of 2008
Hall of Fame:
last Saturday
in Struthers,
Ohio for his *
performance
in track and
field and bas-
ketball.



PAGE 12, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008



& By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE 36th Central American
and Caribbean Bodybuilding
and Fitness Federation is set for
this weekend in the Rain Forest

Theatre at the Wyndham Crys-
tal Palace Casino and already
the Bahamas Bodybuilding and
Fitness Federation is receiving
rave reviews.

Yesterday as many of the 18
participating countries were
arriving for the championships,
federation president Danny



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“Honoring the memories of loved ones”





FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

the late

‘Emmanuel
“Manny”

Rolle age 86

of Kemp Bay, Andros and
formerly of Smiths Hill,
Andros .will be held. on
Sunday September 28,
2008 at 1:00 p.m. at
Hillview Seventh Day


















Adventist Church, Harold Road. Officiating will be
Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe assisted by Pastor Leonard
Johnson, Pastor H. A. Roach, Pastor Peter Joseph and
Pastor John Carey. Interment will follow in Southern
Cemetery Cowpen and Spikenard Road.







Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of
his daughter, Myrtle Rolle; sons, Nelson and Edward
Rolle; adopted children, Alton and Jacquie; brother,
Bishop Jeremiah Rolle; daughters-in-law, Sheila and
Angela Rolle; son-in-law, Eugene Rolle; grand-daugh-
ters, Odesia McKinney, Sherrel, Nelshanae Rolle;
grandsons, McNeil, Shawn Sr., Tamaro, Lanardo Sr.,
Nelrico, Shelmiro, Antanico, France, Warren, Garvin,
Sean Sr. Shivargo and Serfent Rolle; great grand
daughters, Juanita, Shawon, Ashanti, Katheren,
Taneya, Edrinique, Janie and Aleia; great grandsons,
Jehan, Shavardo, Shawn Jr., Larnado Jr, Amanie,
Blair, Javon, Arawan, Akeno, Tamaree, Roy Jr.,
Odéston, Eldrico, Yenton, Diontee, Shavondo, Sean Jr.,
D-shawn and Miki; grand daughters-in-law, Bonny,
Melissa, Nina and Kethura Rolle; grandsons-in-law,
Roy McKinney; sisters-in-law, Lucille and Estherleen
Rolle, Ophelia Smith, Colette, Euleuse, Francetta and
Sybil Forbes; and a host of other relatives and friends.







































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Sumner attended a press con-
ference at the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture.

Accompanying Sumner was
federation’s vice president
Dereck Bullard; CAC’s presi-
dent Giovanni Arendez from
Aruba; Christine Williams, the
IFBB executive assistant, rep-
resenting, vice president Javier
Pollock and Tony Pena from
the Dominican Republic, who
serves as the assistant to the
president.

While there are some 40
countries that make up the

_ CAC region, at least 18 of them

have confirmed their participa-
tion and are either here or
should be here in time for the
semifinals today.

Confirmed to participate,
according to Bullard, are
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda,
Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, El
Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands
Antilles, Puerto Rico, Trinidad
& Tobago, Turks & Caicos,
Venezuela and St. Martin.

The Bahamas is the defend-
ingchampions. _,

Bullard said St. Vincent &
the Grenadines as well as St.
Kitts & Nevis had inquired par-
ticipation, but they were unable
to confirmed whether or not
they will attend.

Arendez, who was here three
years ago when the Bahamas



Pearson inducted
into Struthers High
School Hall of Fame

FROM page 11

with his mother, Christine Bur- }
rows and his cousin, Sharon }
: being hosted by ScotiaBank.

Fountain.

The father of a daughter, Dia- ;
mond Pearson, eventually went }
on to study at Norfolk State :
where he also played basketball :
and ran track, right around the :
same time that Olympian Chan- : .
dra Sturrup was the dominant :
i; Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on Wednesday before they

female sprinter.

After graduating in 1997 in :
business management, Pearson :
didn’t go on to take his game }
to professional level or pursued :
a shot at the Olympics in track :
: lists are descended.

and field.

Instead, he returned home }
and is now employed as a:
croupier at the Atlantis Casino. :

But looking back at his per- ;
formance in school, Pearson :
said because the induction is }
held every four years, it turned :
out to be an even greater thrill :
: where she placed seventh.

for him.

“It’s even more prestigious,” :
he summed up. “I was only }
there for two years and still :
dominated in two sports and :
still managed my academic :
: records, while newcomers Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace and

skills.”

Although he’s not actively :
involved in any of the sports, :
Pearson returned to St. Anne’s :
last year where he coached bas- :
ketball to fifth and sixth grade :
; where he was also ousted in the first round.

students.

CAC Championships
set for this weekend |

last hosted the Championships
in 2005, said the Bahamas and
the federation should be con-
gratulated for putting together
what is being anticipated as
another competitive champi-
onships.

“Right now, this is the third
CAC Championships to be
hosted in the Bahamas,” he
pointed out. “I see that you
have another 18 countries com-
ing here so that is a lot of ath-

‘letes, more than 100 athletes,

so it should be exciting.”

Also back for another cham-
pionships, Williams said on
behalf of the IFBB and all of
its executives, the Bahamas
Government and the federation
should be commended for host-
ing the championships.

“Our main concern is to sup-
port internationally the whole
idea of a healthy lifestyle, which
is not only good for us econom-
ically, but it’s good in the sense
of government because we want
to see people go out and live a
healthy lifestyle,” she stressed.

“This is something that we
see in our sport that is not just
good for bodybuilding, but for
fitness and to promote in our
schools how important in
Olympics or any other sport
around the world.”

Sumner said they were ready
for the championships.

“The government of the

FROM page 11

Bahamas
celebrations set

Bahamas has given us the finan-
cial assistance to get us to where
we are today,” stated Sumner,
who thanked Minister of Sports,
Desmond Bannister; Permanent
Secretary Archie Nairn and
Director of Sports Martin
Lundy for their personal assis-
tance.

“JT must also mention the
Ministry of Tourism and the
Minister of Tourism Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace for his
Tourism Ministry who came
through for the first time to
assist us.”

Bannister said they were
delighted that the CAC Cham-
pionships was being returned to
the Bahamas, especially because

‘the sport had been growing.

“We look forward to the con-
tinued relationships that our
federations have built interna-
tionally and any way that the
ministry can continue to help
them, we will support them,”
Bannister stated.

He mentioned that fact that
the Bahamas was coming off a
successful showing at the XXIX
Olympic Games in Beijing, Chi-
na with two medals, the best
performance per capita and was
another indication of the
Bahamas’ capacity to shine on
the international scene.

The final of the champi-
onships will take place on Sat-
urday, starting at 3 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, followed by a luncheon

On the Discovery Day holiday on Monday, October 13, the ath-
letes will be engaged in two different fund raising activities,
including a breakfast at the Hotel College Restaurant and a boat
cruise on the MV Yellow Bird.

Both events will be held for the victims of Hurricane Ike.

Tuesday, October 14, the athletes will pay a Courtesy Call
Day on Governor General Arthur Hanna, while they will visit

attend the House of Assembly and visit various schools in New
Providence.

From Thursday-Friday, October 16-17, the athletes are expect-
ed to head a tour of the Family Islands, touching islands such as
Grand Bahama and Eleuthera where at least three of the medal-

They are also expected to fly to hurricane stricken Inagua,
Mayaguana and Cat Island.

Then on Saturday, October 18, they are scheduled to attend the
gala awards banquet in the Imperial Ball Room of the Coral
Towers at Atlantis when the athletes will be presented with their
cash incentives from the government.

Additionally, veteran sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
made it to the final in both the women’s 100 and 200 metres

No other athlete made a final, but boxer Taureano ‘Reno’
Johnson fell one match shy of getting into the medal round in the
welterweight division. Sie

And although none of the swimmers made a final or semifinal,
veteran Jeremy Knowles smashed two of his three national

Alana Dillette inked their names on one each.

Veteran tennis player Mark Knowles and rookie Devin Mullings
teamed up in the men’s doubles, but they were eliminated in the
first round.

Mullings also got an alternate spot and competed in the singles

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Here’s a look at the list of
activities being planned for
Team Bahamas Olympic cele-
brations from October 11-18:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
National T-Shirt Day, spon-

i sored and coordinated by the
: Bahamas Olympic Association
: in cooperation with the Ministry
: of Youth, Sports and Culture.

e Proclamation of Team

Bahamas Week by Prime Min-
: ister Hubert Ingraham.

SATURDAY, 70222 1%

¢ Noon Arrival of athletes

and airport reception.

¢ 1 p.m. Motorcade ending at

Arawak Cay.

¢ 9 p.m. Musical Concert at

Arawak Cay in tribute to Team
: Bahamas, featuring local artists.

e Premiere release of Silver

Knights — Geno D.

Sunday, October 12
e 11 a.m. Service of Thanks-

giving — Christ Church Cathe-
: dral, George Street.

e 2 p.m. Lunch hosted by Sco-

tiaBank.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

e 9 a.m. Team Bahamas Hur-

? ricane Relief Fund Raiser:
: “Breakfasting Bahamian” —
i Hotel College Restaurant,
: Thompson Boulevard.

¢ 7 p.m. Team Bahamas hur-

: ricane Relief Fund Raiser:
i “Cruising with the Stars” —
: Prince George Dock, Bay Street
: on MV Yellow Bird.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
e 8:30 a.m. BreaKfast at

Police Headquarters.

e 10 a.m. Courtesy Call on

:- Governor General, Arthur
: Hanna.

e 12:30 p.m. Luncheon at

: Government House.

e 2 p.m. School visitations.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

e 10 a.m. Courtesy Call on

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
i ham.

e 11:30 a.m. Visit to Parlia-

; ment as guests of the Minister
: of Youth, Sports and Culture,
: Desmond Bannister as he reads
: resolution honoring Team
: Bahamas for its achievements
: at the Olympic Games.

¢ 12:30 p.m. Luncheon spon-

sored by Bahamas Olympic
; Association.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
e 7 a.m. Travel to Eleuthera.
e Noon Depart for Grand

Bahama.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
e 7 a.m. Depart for Matthew

Town, Inagua.

e 2 p.m. Depart for Cat
e 4:30 p.m. Depart for New

i Providence.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
e 11 a.m. Poster Autograph

Party (to be announced).

e 7 p.m. National reception

: & presentation of incentive
: awards, under the patronage of
: Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
i ham. .

’ SUNDAY, SCYOBER 1S
e 10 am. Departure of ath-

atte LEDGE LANG LA



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COLORADO ROCKIES’ Troy Tulowitzki, right, celebrates with Clint Barmes after both scored on Matt Hollida



Giants’ Osiris Matos in the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008.

Clint Barmes leads

y's double off San Francisco

Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

Lick

Rockies past Giants

@ BASEBALL
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Associated Press

CLINT BARMES homered,
doubled in two runs and singled
twice, Garrett Atkins hit a
three-run homer and the Col-
orado Rockies routed the San
Francisco Giants 15-6 on
Wednesday night.

‘Barmes scored four times and
finished with four RBIs. Jeff
Baker hit a solo homer, Chris
Tannetta’s two-run double in the
first staked the Rockies to an
early lead and Matt Holliday
added a two-run double to help
Livan. Hernandez (3-3) defeat
his former club.

Barmes matched his career
high with his 10th home run,
which he also did in 2005.
Barmes, batting leadoff, singled
in his first at-bat then hit a two-
out solo homer in the second.
The four hits equaled his career
best.



th,

new stock

Barmes moved up in the line-
up after center fielder Willy
Taveras was scratched with a
stress fracture in his right lower
leg that will sideline him the rest
of the season.

Colorado’s runs and its 18 hits
were the club’s most ever in the
Giants’ 9-year-old waterfront
ballpark.

Hernandez, who pitched
three-plus seasons for the Giants
including his final year during
their runner-up finish to the
Angels in the 2002 World Series,
even had a pair of hits. and
scored a run to help his cause.
He allowed 12 hits and five runs
in seven innings.

John Bowker went 3-for-5
with a home run and scored
three times for San Francisco,
which lost for the seventh time
in its last nine games after drop-
ping Tuesday’s series opener 9-

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with all the switches by both
teams.

Jonathan Sanchez (9-12) lost
for the eighth time in his last
nine decisions, done after 3 1-3
innings and just 74 pitches. The
left-hander was tagged for seven
runs — matching his season high
— and seven hits.

The Giants’ bullpen wasn’t
much better. Kevin Correia gave
up seven runs and seven hits in
two innings of relief.

In the top of the seventh
inning, the Giants had nine
rookies on the field for the first
time this season.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Galveston allows residents to return

@ GALVESTON, Texas their island community for the before the city was reopened at __ return sooner because it might years. The home was inundated _ hurts,” he said.
first time since Ike battered the 6 a.m. have allowed him to save more _ by 4 feet of water. . The shock of finding their
KEN HOLMAN had some _ city 10 days earlier. Ken Holman said he wished _ of his mother’s belongings from “Just the fact it took us this homes in ruins was overwhelm-

city leaders had let residents the house she lived in for 56 long to get in here, that kind of ing for some residents.

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from hauling away buckets of _ electricity, medical care and sew-
debris from the Galveston home. er service would be among the
“We were not able to save any- many hardships they would face.
thing. Everything is a complete Officials on Wednesday extend-

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electricity
costs rise
‘over 100%’

* Operating costs and
falling revenues impose
‘tremendous burden’,
making it |
difficult for Bahamas
hotels to be profitable
* ‘Challenging may be
an understatement’ in
describing business
environment

* Talks with Chinese
institutions most
promising for Baha Mar

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Baha Mar’s two Cable
Beach resorts have seen utili-
ties costs more than double
for 2008 to-date, a senior exec-
utive telling Tribune Business
yesterday that this had
imposed a “tremendous bur-
den” at made it virtually
impossible for it and other
Bahamas-based resorts to be
profitable.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s

senior vice-president for exter-
nal and government affairs,
said the hotel industry was
being squeezed on both sides -
by “extremely soft” tourist
demand as a result of the glob-
al economy’s woes on one
side, and
by soaring
operating
cost rises
on the
other.

“Not
only is
business
extremely
soft, but
there are
some real
costs of
opera-
tions
here,” Mr Sands explained.
“Labour remains a real chal-
lenge with depressed business
levels, and the cost of utilities
has had a further dampening
effect on business.”

When asked about how dif-
ficult the current operating
environment was for Bahami-
an hoteliers, Mr Sands replied:
“Challenging may be an
understatement. We [Baha
Mar’s resorts, the Wyndham
and Sheraton] have exceeded
a 100 per cent increase year-
over-year for utilities, basical-
ly electricity. That’s a tremen-

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Businesses in ‘lose-lose
situation’ on theft fight

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Chamber officials:



‘Huge concerns’ on -
EPA implementation

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Top Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce officials have “huge
concerns” about this nation’s
ability and will to implement its

’ obligations under the Econom-

ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA), and are eager for the
Government to divulge its strat-
egy and timelines in this area.

Hank Ferguson, an economist
who acted as the Chamber’s
main trade adviser over the
EPA, told Tribune Business:
“We have some concerns about
the implementation, and want
to know the specifics of the
Government’s plan to imple-
ment the commitments and
when they will table the
enabling legislation in Parlia-
ment.

“There is no point in signing
an agreement if you’re not will-
ing to implement the commit-
ments..

“Our priority now is to hear
what the Government’s plan is
in terms of implementation and
the broader issue of us prepar-
ing our economy.”

The Bahamas and all other

-CARIFORUM countries, bar

Guyana and Haiti, are due to
sign the EPA trade agreement
with the European Union (EV)
next month.

However, to give effect to this
nation’s commitments under the
EPA, Parliament will have to

pass enabling legislation drafted

by the Government - and the
date for a debate on this, and
when the legislation will be
ready, has not been announced.

Apart from numerous leg-
islative reforms, Mr Ferguson
pointed out that the EPA
required the Bahamas to estab-
lish a competition regulator and
competition policy by 2013; re-
organise its Customs Depart-
ment; and create a Standards
Bureau. And that is just for
starters,

The Bahamas will need to
establish a Rules of Origin
regime, so that it can determine
whether a product imported
into this nation has been pro-
duced in an EU country or not.
If it has, it will then be subject to
lower or no customs duties at
the Bahamas’ borders, whereas
a product not originating in the
EU will currently have to pay
the existing higher rates.

While the Bahamas had the
“beginnings” of a Rules of Ori-
gin regime, Mr Ferguson said
“we definitely have to move
that forward”.

In. addition, while the
Bahamas had the initial mak-
ings of subsidy and anti-dump-
ing legislation, this had to be
transferred from policy into law.
The Chamber adviser said it
was unclear whether the Gov-
ernment had carried out “‘a true
analysis of what the cost of
implementing the EPA” will be
for the Bahamas.

“What is the cost of legisla-



Business leaders say they never recover cash and

merchandise police take as evidence for theft inquiries

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian businesses are in
a “lose-lose situation” if they

call the police to arrest either .

customers or employees for
theft, two senior executives told
Tribune Business yesterday,

Philip Simon

tive reform,” Mr Ferguson
asked. “What is the cost of
implementing a Standards
Bureau with staff? What is the

SEE page 11B




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because they never recovered
cash and merchandise taken by
the: law enforcement, authori-
ties for evidence. 4
Christopher Lowe, operations
manager at Kelly’s (Freeport)
and a former Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce presi-
dent, said: “No business has any

incentive to prosecute thieves
because the goods being stolen,
if it’s money or merchandise,
are taken as evidence-and nev-
er returned. The company loses
anyway.
“You never get them back,
so why would any business pur-
sue it. You lose it anyhow.

We’ve probably got several
hundred dollars ‘worth of mer-

‘ chandise down there [the police

station] that'we’ll never get
back.” 2

Mr Lowe said he recalled that
rather than prosecute customers

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hit Bahamian businesses

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian contractors and other service
providers are being placed “at a disadvantage”
in seeking legal redress because major foreign
developers are requiring them to sign contracts
governed by law in foreign jurisdictions, Tri-
bune Business was told yesterday.

Stephen Wrinkle, the Bahamian Contrac-
tors Association’s (BCA) president, said that if
a dispute broke out with a major investor in the
Bahamas over a contract that had a foreign
jurisdiction as its primary governing law/loca-

tion for resolution,
Bahamian companies *
would be unable to cope

with the extra costs,
time and travelling
involved in fighting for
their legal rights.
“What we find is hap-
pening with multina-
tional developers, and
found particularly with
Baha Mar, is that they

SEE.page 5B

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BEC to spend ‘well over $300m' on fuel

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC) will this
year spend “well over” $300
million in, purchasing fuel to
drive its generators and tur-
bines, its customs duties
payable to the Government
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well over $300 million in terms
of the cost of fuel” as a result
of soaring global oil prices,
which this year peaked at
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urricane relief

The Bahamas Hotel Asso-
ciation (BHA) will be con-
tributing a portion of the pro-
ceeds from this year’s BHA
Annual Golf Tournament on
October 12 to hurricane dis-
aster relief and recovery, giv-
en Hurricane Ike’s impact on
Inagua, in addition to sup-
porting student scholarships.

Now in its 10th year, the
golf tournament has grown in
stature and participation since
it was first established in 1999.
In addition to supporting stu-

dent scholarships and educa- |

tion-related activities, it has
also assisted with past hurri-
cane relief efforts in Grand
Bahama

“We are pleased that golfers
and businesses are coming
together to support these
important efforts,” said Rus-

sell Miller, the Bahamas Hotel °

Association’s president.

“The tournament has broad
support from the nation’s
business community and sup-
pliers of goods and services to
the industry, providing an
avenue to have fun while sup-
porting worthwhile causes.

“In particular, it is an event
well-supported by many of
those businesses which benefit
from the hotel tourism indus-
try, and a way in which they
thank us for the role we play
in the industry.”

This year’s event is sched-
uled for Sunday, October 12,
2008, at the Wyndham Cable
Beach Golf Course.

Registration begins at 7.15
am and golfers must be regis-
tered in advance.

“Given the worthwhile and
timely causes we are support-
ing, we are hoping to exceed
last year’s 80 golfers.



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“Despite having a softer
economay, we are pleased thus
far to see the level of sponsor
support and golfer registra-
tion which has been forth-
coming” said tournament
chairman Michael Hooper.

“We have secured a num-
ber of exciting prizes to entice
as many players as possible.”

This year’s Major Sponsors
include: Bahamas Food Ser-
vices, Sun Oil Ltd, BTC, the
d’Albenas Agency, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas), and Royal
Bank of Canada: ~Platinum
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(Bahamas), KFC Kentucky
Fried Chicken, Scotiabank
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Tentative deal on
US bailout reached

@ By JENNIFER LOVEN
and JULIE HIRSCHFELD
DAVIS
WASHINGTON

Key members of Congress
claimed agreement Thursday on
an outline and crucial details of an
urgent multibillion-dollar plan to
stave off national economic dis-
aster, but a historic White House
meeting with President Bush, the
two men fighting to replace him
and other congressional leaders
broke up with conflicts in plain
view, according to the Associated
Press.

After six days of intensive talks
on the $700 billion package
urgently requested by the Bush
administration, with Wall Street
tottering and the presidential
election nearing, there was more
confusion than clarity.

A tentative accord in principle
among influential Democratic
and Republican lawmakers was
announced at midday, giving the
Bush administration just a frac-
tion of the money it wanted up
front, with half the $700 billion
total subject to a congressional
veto, congressional aides said.

But conservatives were still in
revolt, balking at the astonishing
price tag of the proposal and the
heavy hand of government that
it would place on private mar-

kets. Sen. Richard Shelby of

Alabama, the top Republican on
the Senate Banking Committee,
emerged from the White House
meeting to say the announced
agreement “is obviously no agree-
ment.”

Both of Congress’ Republican
leaders, Rep. John Boehner and
Sen. Mitch McConnell, also

denied there was any deal. And .

the White House called the earli-
er announcement progress but
also said it was reviewing the out-
line with more work needed to
finalize a bill for Congress to rush
into law.

There is wide agreement the
U.S. economy is in peril, with
financial institutions going under
or near the edge and recession
looming along with the resulting
layoffs and increased home fore-
closures.

There had been hopes for
broad agreement, too, on a pre-
scription by now, with a confi-
dent White House announcement
by the president, John McCain,
Barack Obama and congression-
al leaders.

But the best McConnell would

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say afterward was, “It’s clear that
more progress is needed and we
must continue to work together
quickly to protect our economy.’

One group of House GOP law-
makers circulated an alternative
that would put much less focus
on a government takeover of fail-
ing institutions’ sour assets. This
proposal would have the govern-
ment provide insurance to com-
panies that agree to hold frozen
assets, rather than have the gov-
ernment purchase the assets. Rep
Eric Cantor, R-Va., said the idea
would be to remove the burden of
the bailout from taxpayers and
place it, over time, on Wall Street
instead.

‘Democrat Obama and Repub-
lican McCain, who have both
sought to distance themselves
from the unpopular Bush, sat
down with the president at the
White House for an hourlong
afternoon session that was strik-
ing“in this brutally partisan season
— but also, according to one par-
ticipant, “a full-throated discus-
sion.” By also including Congress’
Democratic and Republican lead-
ers, the meeting gathered nearly
all Washington’s political power
structure at one long table in a
small West Wing room.

“All of us around the table ...
know we've got to get something
done as quickly as possible,” Bush
told reporters, brought in for only
the start of the meeting. Obama
and McCain were at distant ends
of the oval table, not even in each
other’s sight lines. Bush, playing
host in the middle, was flanked
by Congress’ two Democratic
leaders, House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid.

All the visitors left the White
House without talking to a huge
media group.

Under the accord announced
hours earlier among key law-
makers, the Treasury secretary
would get $250 billion immedi-
ately and could have an addition-
al $100 billion if he certified it
was needed, an approach
designed to give lawmakers a
stronger hand in controlling the
unprecedented rescue. Aides
described the details on condi-
tion of anonymity because they
were not authorized to speak
publicly.

The plan’s centerpiece still is
for the government to buy the
toxic, mortgage-based assets of
shaky financial institutions in a
bid to keep them from going

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of ruinous events, including
wiped-out retirement savings, ris-
ing home foreclosures, closed
businesses, and lost jobs.

The Bush administration has
made near-daily concessions to
demands from the right and the
left, among them a limit on pay
for executives of bailed-out finan-
cial institutions and an equity
stake in rescued companies for
the government.

Despite the Republican outcry,
Banking Chairman Chris Dodd,
D-Conn., and Republican Sen.
Bob Bennett, among others, said

the negotiators from Congress
and the administration had
arrived at a deal that could win
approval.

Other key lawmakers said that
after days of bare-knuckles nego-
tiations there was little of note
left to resolve.

Wall Street showed its pleasure
— but the markets closed before
the White House meeting and
before the negative Republican
comments started piling up.

The Dow Jones industrials ,

closed some 196 points higher,
though that was down from larg-
er gains earlier in the day.

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Weekly jobless claims surged to the highest level in seven years,
durable goods orders took a bigger-than-expected tumble and new
home sales plunged to the slowest pace in 17 years, according to gov-
ernment data released Thursday.

The latest trifecta of bad news about the economy. raised new wor-
ries about a possible recession and underscored the concerns that are
driving Congress and the White House to reach agreement on an his-
toric bailout of the financial system.

The Labor Department reported that jobless claims jumped by
32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 493,000 last week, the highest level since
shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and far above what
economists had been expecting.

Labor Department analysts said that Hurricanes Ike and Gustav
added about 50,000 claims, but even discounting the adverse impact
from job disruptions i in Louisiana and Texas, the four-week average for
claims rose to 445,000, the highest it has been since November 2001, the
month the last recession ended. reli naing

In a second report, the Commerce Department said that new orders
to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by 4.5 percent last
month, led by a big drop in demand for airplanes but also reflecting
weakness in everything from autos to primary metals and machinery.

It was the largest setback since a 4.7 percent fall in durable goods
orders in January and raised worries that the weakening economy
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FROM page 1B

caught stealing goods, City Mar-
kets’ stores on Grand Bahama
instead made them pay triple
the price and then kicked them
out of the store.

While his own business, Kel-
ly’s (Freeport), had “a zero tol-
erance approach to employee
and customer theft, Mr Lowe
since there was “very little tol-
erance for the rights” of busi-

ness shown by the court system,
the firm instead just recovered
the stolen merchandise from
those it caught and barred them
from the store.

“They [the police] take the
goods as evidence and they nev-
er return them,” Mr Lowe said.
“They never give it back to you,
so you lose anyway. It’s a lose-
lose situation.”

He was supported by
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president Dionisio

D’ Aguilar, who told Tribune
Business that his Superwash
laundromat business had nev-
er recovered stolen funds taken
by the police as evidence.

He explained: “If you catch
an employee stealing, and catch
them with the money, the police

take the money as evidence and

no matter who you call, you
never get the cash back.

“You don’t ever see it again.
No one at the police station can
ever find it, and no one knows

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anything about it. Businessmen
worry about calling the police
because they take the stolen
cash and merchandise as evi-
dence and you never get it
back.”

Mr D’ Aguilar said he now
insisted that the police not
remove cash registers from his
laundromats to search for foren-

_Sic evidence when they fell vic-

tim to an armed robbery, due
to fears that it and the money
inside would not be returned.

The Chamber president also
cited one episode where his in-
store surveillance caught a cus-
tomer reaching across the
counter to steal $20 from the
till.

He added that the police
were called, the suspect
searched and the $20 note was
found. Yet he never received
the money back as it was taken
by the police for evidence.

In addition, Mr D’ Aguilar
said that he had never in his

Legal Notice
NOTICE

CHI FU DISTRIBUTORS LLC

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

CHI FU DISTRIBUTORS LLC is in dissolution under *
the provisions of the International Business Companies

Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said Company commenced
on the 23rd September 2008 when its Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is Lyden D.
Maycock of Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore,
East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator.

Dated the 25th day of September, 2008.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.

Registered Agent
for the above-named Company

NOTICE

CHI FU DISTRIBUTORS LLC
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts against the above-named Company are
required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at Ocean
Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, P.O: Box N-3247,
Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 9th day of
October, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 25th day of September 2008.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR



working life heard back from
the police as to when they were
taking a case to court if he
reported an employee for steal-
ing. He added that businesses
needed to “sit” on the officer
who took down the original
incident report, and repéatedly
call to ask when the case was
going to court to get any
progress.

“Business people forget it.
We give up,” Mr D’ Aguilar said
in relation to the justice and
judicial systems. “It doesn’t
work for us.’

US tax ees
battle awaits

@ WASHINGTON

The House on Thursday intro-
duced a $57 billion measure to
extend and expand tax breaks,
putting it on a collision course
with the Senate, according to the
Associated Press.

The upper chamber moved its
own version of the tax bill earlier
this week. At stake in the waning
hours of this congressional ses-
sion is tax policy affecting billions
of dollars in business’investment
and millions of taxpayers, includ-,
ing more than 20 million exposed
to the alternative minimum tax.

The House, steered by fiscally
conservative Democrats, says the
tax relief should be paired as
much as possible with new tax
revenues so as not to worsen the
federal deficit. The tax breaks are
important, said House Majority
Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., “but
it is simply wrong to pay for it by
once more whipping out the
national credit card.”

, Senate Republicans object to
almost anything smacking of a tax
increase. The House bill, which
appears headed for a vote Friday,
has about $15 billion in tax incen-
tives for investments in renew-
able energy resources such as
wind, solar, geothermal and water
power. It has tax breaks for car-
bon sequestration projects and
‘has a new credit for purchasers
of plug-in electric drive vehicles.

The legislation also renews,
mostly for two years and at a cost
of $42 billion, dozens of targeted
tax breaks that expired at the end
of last year or will expire at the
end of this year. The biggest is
the $18 billion R&D credit, but
there are also extensions of cred-
its for teachers with out-of pock-
et expenses, people paying col-
lege tuition and people living in
states with state and local gener-
al sales taxes. The refundable
child tax credit is expanded, at a
cost of $3 billion.

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT

(CHAPTER 326)

{t is hereby notified pursuant to Section 5
Encouragement Act, Chapter 326 that the Minister is about to consider
whether the manufacturer specified in the first column of the table below
should be declared an "APPROVED MANUFACTURER" in relation to
the products specified in the third column.

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Any interested person having any objection to such a declaration should give
notice in writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Olfice of
the Prime Minister, before the 3" day of October, 2008, by letter addressed
to:

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

P.O. Box CB-10980
NASSAU, N, P.,
THE BAHAMAS

DAVID R. DAVIS
Permanent Secretary





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‘Foreign law’ contracts hit

Bahamian businesses

FROM page 1B

wanted to base the contract on
New York state or another
jurisdiction’s law,” Mr Wrinkle
told Tribune Business.
“It is a problem and needs to
be addressed. Baha Mar is not
‘the sole one. We brought this
“up and said the contract exe-
‘cuted with a Bahamian con-
‘ tractor in the Bahamas should
‘be subject to Bahamian law.”
Several examples of this phe-
* nomenon exist. Baha Mar’s dis-
pute with Harrah’s Entertain-
“ment over the latter’s with-
drawal from the $2.4 billion
Cable Beach project is being
, Played out in the state of New
York courts, which was the
" Same venue in which Island
~ Global Yachting (IGY) tried to
sue the British Colonial Hilton’s
owners over the now-failed
downtown Nassau marina pro-
ject.
Mr Wrinkle yesterday sug-
gested that one reason why
, developers were requiring
Bahamian contractors, profes-
sionals and service providers to
‘ sign contracts whose primary
legal jurisdiction was foreign
was because this was often
' where their debt financing orig-

inated from. As conditions
precedent for Bahamas-based
developments to receive financ-
ing, Mr Wrinkle suggested that
the financiers stipulated that all
contracts be subject to their
home legal jurisdiction as a way
to protect/provide security for
their funds. °

Yet this was not so good for
Bahamian companies. “We
have absolutely no way what-
soever of going to the US and
fighting after the fact,” Mr
Wrinkle explained.

“Once the work is carried out
and we’re not able to have any
legal redress in the Bahamas,
this leaves us exposed. It’s
something that needs to looked
at. It should be included in the
law and in the approvals process
and Heads of Agreements.”

Mr Wrinkle added: “We have
absolutely no way of recover-
ing anything in New York state.
It places a totally unfair burden
and risk on the Bahamian con-
tractor.”

The issue had been raised at
the regular joint meeting
between the contractors, archi-
tects, engineers and others
involved with the construction
industry, which was attended
by Chamber of Commerce pres-
ident Dionisio D’ Aguilar.

Mr Wrinkle said Mr
D’ Aguilar was concerned that
by making an overseas jurisdic-
tion the primary legal base for
resolving construction contract
disputes, it set a “precedent”
that could be applied to agree-
ments with Bahamian service
suppliers and all other indus-
tries.

When contacted on the mat-
ter yesterday, Mr D’ Aguilar
said: “What investors are try-
ing to do now is set up contracts
which are administered by the
laws of the state of New York,
the state of Connecticut. They
are trying to put in building con-
tracts that they must be admin-
istered by the laws of the state
of Florida, the state of
Delaware.

“That puts you at a disad-
vantage if you’re a Bahamian
businessman taking action
against a foreign developer, and
it’s under the laws of their home
town. The cost of getting
redress is astronomical as you
have to fly to New York,
Delaware and hire lawyers.”

However, Mr D’ Aguilar said
the backlog of cases in the
Bahamian courts meant that
businessmen could “never get
redress” for contracts governed
by this nation’s laws.

| 2008
* CLE/QUI/00491

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND
HENRY ALEXANDER DARVILLE AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
ESTATE OF HENRY SAMUEL DARVILLE

NOTICE

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 62.30 acres referred to as
Parcel “A” being Portion of Original Crown Grant of Marmaduke Wright (D-76)
and known as ‘WoodHill’ situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island
of Long Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the
West bounded by a 15 feet wide road reservation know as Old Crown Road
running thereon Six Hundred Eight-eight and Fifty-five hundredths (688.55)
square feet more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the
property of Errol Mortimer running thereon One Thousand Four Hundred Eight-
nine and Eight square feet hundredths (1,489.08) more or less on the South
East bounded by land now or formerly the property of Donald Burrows running
thereon Four Hundred Forty-six and Sixty-eight hundredths (446.68) square feet
more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the property of
Donald Burrows running thereon One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-eight and
Nineteen hundredths (1,998.19) square feet more or less on the North bounded
by land now or formerly the property of Donald Burrows running thereon One
Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-seven and Sixty-five hundredths (1,297.65)
square feet more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the
property of James Major running thereon Two Hundred Thirty-five and Eighty-
nine hundredths (235.89) square feet more or less on the East bounded by a 20
feet wide Crown Road Reservation and by land now or formerly the property of
James Major and Bishop Herman Dean running thereon One Thousand Eight
Hundred Fifty-six and Fifteen hundredths (1,856.15) square feet more or less on
the South bounded by a 20 feet wide road reservation known as Wood Hill Farm
Road running thereon Four Thousand Twenty-four and Sixty-eight hundredths

(4,024.68) square feet more or less.

AND

Banks, investment firms ramp up Fed borrowing

. B WASHINGTON

_ .Banks and investment firms ramped up borrowing
from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facil-
ity over the past week, more proof of the credit
stresses plaguing the country.

. A Fed report released Thursday said commer-
cial banks averaged $39.36 billion in daily borrowing
over the past week. That compared with a daily
average of $21.6 billion in the previous week. For the
week ending Wednesday, investment firms drew
$88.15 billion. In a change, this category was broad-
ened to include any loans that were made to the
U.S. and London-based broker-dealer subsidiaries of
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

Last week, Wall Street firms averaged $20.3 billion
in daily borrowing.

The report comes as Washington policymakers
battle the worst credit crisis since the Great Depres-
sion. The Bush administration has proposed to Con-
gress a $700 billion financial bailout to stem the
fallout.

-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has urged quick

.. action, warning that failing to do so would let prob-
lems fester, pushing the country into a recession
and driving unemployment and home foreclosures
even higher.

Investment houses in March were given similar,
emergency-loan privileges as commercial banks

_ after a run on Bear Stearns pushed what was the

» nation's fifth-largest investment bank to the brink of
bankruptcy. The situation raised fears that other
Wall Street firms might be in jeopardy.

Bear Stearns was eventually taken over by JPMor-
gan Chase & Co. in a deal that involved the Fed's

financial backing. The identities of commercial banks
and investment houses that borrow are not released.
Commercial banks and investment companies now
pay 2.25 percent in interest for the loans.

In the broadest use of the central bank's lending
power since the 1930s, the Fed in March scrambled
to avert a market meltdown by giving investment
houses a place to go for emergency overnight loans.
The Fed has since extended those. loan privileges into
next year.

The Fed's expanded lending programs, its involve-
ment in the Bear Stearns rescue and the govern-
ment's bailout of mortgage finance giants Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac have spurred concerns that
taxpayers could be on the hook for billion of dollars,
and that the actions encourage "moral hazard,"
where companies take on extra risks because they
believe the government will come to their aid.

Separately, as part of efforts to relieve credit
strains, the Fed auctioned nearly $37.5 billion in
super-safe Treasury securities to investment com-
panies Thursday. Bids were placed for $61.2 billion
worth of the securities.

‘In exchange for the 28-day loans-of Treasury »

securities, bidding companies can put up as collateral
more risky investments.

These include certain mortgage-backed securi-
ties and bonds secured by federally guaranteed stu-
dent loans.

The auction program, which began March 27, is
intended to make investment companies more
inclined to lend to each other.

A second goal is providing relief to the distressed
market for mortgage-linked securities and for stu-
dent loans.

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ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 57.94 acres feferred to as
Parcel “B” being Portion of Original Crown Grant to Lewis Johnson (D-124) and
known as ‘Woodhill’ situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island of Long
Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the East
bounded by a 20 feet wide Crown Road Reservation and by land now or formerly
the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon Five Hundred Eighty-nine and
Sixteen hundredths (589.16) square feet more or-less on the South bounded
by land now or formerly the property of Rufus Mortimer running thereon Two
Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-two and Sixty-three hundredths (2,232.63) square
feet more or less on the South bounded by land now or formerly:the property of
Rufus Mortimer running thereon Five Hundred One and Fifty-five hundredths
(501.55) square feet more or less on the South West bounded by land and or
formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running thereon Two Hundred Two

and Thirteen hundredths (202.13) square feet more or less on the South bounded .

by land now or formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running thereon
One Hundred Ninety-five and Eleven hundredths (195.11) square feet more
or less on the South West bounded by land the property of Macfield Mortimer
running thereon Four Hundred Fifty-three and Seventy-five hundredths (453.75)
square feet more or less on the North West bounded by land now or formerly
the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Ninety-five and
Forty hundredths hundredths (195.40) square feet more or less on the South
West bounded by land now or formerly the property of Macfield Mortimer running
thereon Two Hundred Seventy-four and Twenty-nine hundredths (274.29) square
feet more or less on the South East bounded by land now or formerly the property
of Macfield Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Sixty-seven and Twenty-two
hundredths. (167.22) square feet more. or less:.on the South West bounded by
land now, or formerly: the property: of Macfield Mortimer. running. thereon Two
Hundred Sixteen and Sixty-six hundredths (216.66) square feet more or less on
the North West bounded by Vacant Crown Land running thereon One Thousand
One Hundred Twelve and Sixteen hundredths (1'112.16) square feet more or
less on the North East bounded by a twenty feet wide road reservation known
as Wood Hill Road running thereon One Thousand Eighty-one and Twenty-one
hundredths (1081.29) square feet more or less on the North East bounded by
a twenty feet wide road reservation partly known as Wood Hill Road and partly
known as Wood Hill Farm Road running thereon Three Thousand Nine Hundred
Forty-eight and Forty-nine hundredths (3,948.49) square feet more or less.

AND

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 2.09 acres referred to as Parcel
“C” being Portion of Original Crown Grant to Anthony Friar (D-128) and known
as ‘Woodhill’ situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island of Long Island
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the South East
bounded by land now or formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running
thereon Four Hundred Forty and Forty hundredths (440.40) square feet more
or less on the South West bounded by land now or formerly the property of the
Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Sixteen and Sixty-

five hundredths (116.65) square feet more or less on the South West bounded .—

by land now or formerly the property of the Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running
thereon Sixty-six and Sixty-nine hundredths (66.69) square feet more or less on
the South West bounded by land now or formerly the property of the Estate of
Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon Sixty-one and Fifty-four hundredths (61.54)
square feet more or less on the North West bounded by land now or formerly
the property of the Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon Two Hundred
Fifty-one and Thirty-three hundredths (251.33) square feet more or less on the

North East by a road_reservation known as Old Crown Road and by land now

or formerly the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon Three Hundred
Sixty-one and Seventeen hundredths (361.17) square .feet more or less.

Henry Alexander Darville as Personal Representative of the Estate of Henry
Samuel Darville claims to be the owner in fee simple of the said land free
from encumbrances and has. made application to the Supreme Court in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas under section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act

A plan of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours in the
following places:

The Registry of the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau;
The Office of the Administrator in Long Island

c) The Chambers of Callenders & Co., One Millars Court, Nassau, The
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Petitioner.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before
the 25" day of November A.D. 2008 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form,
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file
and serve a statement of his claim on or before the said 25" day of November
A.D. 2008 will operate as a bar to such claim.

CALLENDERS & CO.
Chambers
One Millars Court
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner

-wete BRET



PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008

a PCE ea a
BEC to spend ‘well over $300m’ on fuel

FROM page 1B

“The cost of oil has had a major
impact on the Corporation’s financial
position,” Mr Basden told Tribune
Business.

“Prior to the relief provided by
the Government, all the customs
duty payable on fuel had to be
absorbed by the Corporation.

“Customs duties were $5-$6 mil-
lion in 2001, but were $20 million-
plus as of last year.”

The Government in its 2008-2009

Budget gave BEC a two-year tax.

exemption from paying a 10 per cent
customs duty and 7 per cent Stamp
Duty rate on its fuel imports, effec-
tively a 17 per cent tax rate.

The Corporation previously had
to absorb the customs duty payments
into its operating costs, and could
only pass the 7 per cent Stamp Duty
on to consumers via the fuel sur-
charge.

While BEC had “just under” $1
billion in assets on its balance sheet,
Mr Basden said its per annum rev-
enue figures “can be misleading”.

“When BEC’s revenue grow, it
does not equate to more money com-
ing into the Corporation; it equates
to more money going out in spending
on fuel,” he explained.

Mr Basden said residential cus-
tomers who consumed less than 800
kilowatt hours of electricity per

month would first see the effects of.

the Government’s surcharge to cap

the fuel surcharge at $0.15 per kilo-
watt hour in their October bills.

The Government also stipulated
that BEC was to reconnect cus-
tomers who had failed to pay their
bills in full.

Also, those disconnected cus-
tomers who paid 25 per cent of the
outstanding amount by October 10,
2008, and agreed to pay the remain-
der over two years, were to be recon-
nected.

“All accounts that are capable of
being reconnected have been con-
nected,” Mr Basden said. “By and
large, all who could have been con-
nected have been reconnected.”

Mr Basden added that BEC was
planning a number of network
upgrades, including expanding its

Clifton Pier power plant with the
addition of a 240 mega watt (MW)
diesel turbine generator; a new pow-
er station in Abaco; and upgrades in
Exuma and Eleuthera. Renewable
energy was also a focus as well.

A key focus was “improvements
to existing plant and dealing with the
growth that has taken place in New
Providence and the Family Islands”.

“Those are major hurdles that we
have to overcome,” Mr Basden said.
“That speaks to financing.”

The issue of BEC’s capital needs
and financing, such as a bond issue,
was presently being assessed by the
Government and the Board.

“We’re probably looking at $300
million in the short-term, but are
overall needs continue to increase.”

THE TRIBUNE

Meanwhile, former BEC chairman
Al Jarrett clarified yesterday that fig-
ures he had previously quoted as
being technical losses the Corpora-
tion had suffered were in fact these
combined with non-technical losses
resulting from incidents such as theft.

The former BEC chairman said
yesterday that according to the
records which he had kept, in 2001
technical losses increased to 15.1
per cent of revenue; in 2002 it was
14.9 per cent; in 2003, 13.8 per cent;
in 2004, 14.4 per cent; and in 2005
14.3 per cent.

These figures were technical and
non-technical losses combined, Mr
Jarrett said yesterday.

NAD

Nassau Airport

Development Company

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is about to embark ona transformation of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The design will evoke the spectacular beauty of The Bahamas and the mission of NAD is to operate
the airport to be safe, friendly, clean, efficient and profitable with a local sense of place.

NAD invites interested Contractors and Suppliers to attend a Contractors Briefing to review
impending expansion plans. The airport will be expanded in 3 stages over the next 5 years and
will generally include:

Stage 1

+ New US Terminal & Pier 247,000 sq. ft.;

+ Approximately 1,000,000 sq ft of new Asphalt Apron;
- New parking facilities and roadways;

Stage 2

- Selective Demolition & Construction of New International Arrivals Terminal and International
Departures Pier 226,000 sq. ft;
Approximately 200,000 sq. ft of Asphalt Apron Rehabilitation;
Removal and rebuilding of existing parking facilities;

Stage 3

+ New Domestic / International Departures Terminal and Domestic Arrivals 112,000 sq. ft;
- Approximately 30,000 sq. ft of Asphalt Apron Rehabilitation; and

+ Minor landside improvements

Other components of the project include:
+ Demolition
« Landscaping
« Apron Drive Bridges
Elevators and Escalators.
Baggage and Building Systems

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Colina MS! Preferred Fund 0.81% 4.78%
Colina Money Market Fund 2.81% 4.21%
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund -5.70% 5.40%
Fidelity Prime Income Fund , 3.80% 5.77%
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund 1.01% 1.01%
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund

31-Jul-08
31-Aug-08
19-Sep-08
31-Aug-08
31-Aug-08
31-Dec-07
30-Jun-08
31-Dec-07
31-Aug-08
29-Aug-08
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FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.84% 1.84%
FG Financial Growth Fund 1.12% 1.12%
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Ask % - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weokly Vol, - Trading value of the prior week
EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mthe
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Joint Liquidator

NOTICE

MOSAIC COMPOSITE LIMITED (U.S.), INC.
(In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
Liquidation. The Joint Official Liquidators were appointed on the
23" day of January 2007 in the names of George Clifford Culmer,
and Raymond Massi. d

All persons having claims against the above named Company are
required on or before the 15" day of October 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Joint Official Liquidators, C/O BDO Mann Judd, P. O. Box
N-10144, 3â„¢ Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau,
Bahamas, or via email: info@bdomannjudd.com or, in default
thereof they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

Dated this 25" day of August 2008.

RAYMOND MASSI
Joint Liquidator

GEORGE CLIFFORD CULMER
Joint Liquidator

NOTICE
MOSAIC COMPOSITE (U.S.) LIMITED
Notice is hereby given as follows:

MOSAIC COMPOSITE (U.S.) LIMITED is in dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000. :

The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 19" day of
May, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

The Joint Official Liquidators of the said Company are George
Clifford Culmer, C/O BDO Mann Judd P. O. Box N-10144, 3"
Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas, and
Raymond Massi c/o RSM Richter, 2, Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal
(Quebec) H3Z 3C2

Dated this 25" of August 2008

RAYMOND MASSI
Joint Official

GEORGE CLIFFORD CUMER
Joint Official Liquidator
Liquidator

NOTICE

OLYMPUS UNIVEST LTD.
(In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
Liquidation, the Joint Official Liquidators were appointed on the
6" day of February 2006 in the names of George Clifford Culmer,
and Raymond Massi.

All persons having claims against the above named Company are
required on or before the 15" day of October 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Joint Official Liquidators, C/O BDO Mann Judd, P. O. Box N-
10144, 3â„¢ Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas,
or via email: info@bdomannjudd.com or, in default thereof they
may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before
such debts are proved.

Dated this 25" day of August 2008.

RAYMOND MASSI

GEORGE CLIFFORD CULMER
, Joint Liquidator

NOTICE

OLYMPUS UNIVEST LTD.
(In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given as follows:

OLYMPUS UNIVEST LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000.

The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 19" day of
May, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

The Joint Official Liquidators of the said Company are George
Clifford Culmer, C/O BDO Mann Judd P. O. Box N-10144, 3"
Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas, and
Raymond Massi c/o RSM Richter, 2, Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal
(Quebec) H3Z 3C2

Dated this 25" of August 2008

RAYMOND MASSI
Joint Official

GEORGE CLIFFORD CUMER
Joint Official Liquidator
Liquidator





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Baha Mar sees electricity costs rise ‘over 100%’

FROM page 1B

dous burden.”

The electricity bill increase
involved seven-tigure sums,
Mr Sands confirmed, adding
-that while Baha Mar and oth-
er operators understood that it
was related to record global

oil prices, it was nevertheless _

having a severe impact on the
hotel industry’s competitive-
ness and bottom line profits.
“We understand that there
are swings, and that there are
ups and downs in our busi-
ness,” he added. “I don’t think
we anticipated a roller-coaster,
but we obviously recognise

there will be highs and lows. °

“But the swings in the last

six months have been very
severe in terms of soft busi-
ness and dramatic increases in
costs, which makes operating
very difficult.

“We would like to get toa
position where we would be
profitable, but these burdens
don’t allow us to achieve
that.”

While September was
“slower than normal”, Mr
Sands said any judgments
about the Bahamian hotel
industry’s performance and
health needed to assess the
period from now to the end
of 2008.

He explained that the indus-
try had yet to fully feel the
effects of the latest Wall Street

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SKB HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)





“We understand that there are swings,
and that there are ups and downs in
our business. I don’t think we anticipat-
ed a roller-coaster, but we obviously
recognise there will be highs and lows.”



meltdown, including the
Lehman Brothers collapse,
$85 billion American Interna-
tional Group (AIG) bailout,
and $700 billion rescue pack-
age being put together by the
Bush administration to un-
clog the US financial system.

Harbourside Marine

is looking for a Mechanic Helper with

Robert Sands

The impact from the latest
uncertainty and job losses
gripping the US and global
financial markets is likely to
be keenly felt by the Bahami-
an tourism sector and wider
economy.

The north-east US, which is

some experience in repairs and services.

Please Fax Resume

where New York is based, is
one of the Bahamas top core
two markets alongside Flori-
da. And given that this is a
relatively expensive five-star
destination, investment
bankers and financial services
employees - those who have
been most directly impacted
- were among the Bahamas’
main customers.

With more than 80 per cent
of tourist arrivals to the
Bahamas coming from the
US, Mr Sands said the big
unknown as yet was “how
quickly we come out of this, or
whether we slide deeper”.

This was difficult to judge
currently, he explained,
because hurricane season and
the Back-to-School period tra-
ditionally rendered Septem-
ber the slowest month in the
Bahamian tourism calendar.

The to judging the hotel sec-
tor’s health will be its occu-
pancies and room rates dur-
ing the Thanksgiving and
Christmas holidays, but this
was impossible to judge cur-
rently because booking win-
dows for Bahamas vacations
- excluding group bookings -

had shortened to as little as a
week.

Meanwhile, Mr Sands indi-
cated that Baha Mar’s talks
with several Chinese state-
owned institutions appear cur-
rently to be its best bet for
finding a new equity partner
to replace Harrah’s Enter-
tainment in the proposed $2.4
billion Cable Beach expan-
sion.

“We continue to have open
dialogue with investors from
China, and will continue to
explore that going forward,”
Mr Sands told Tribune Busi- '
ness. “These talks, from that
time, have been the ones that
have been more encouraging.

“The talks have been going
forward and. will continue.
The key is that we’ve had mul-
tiple meetings with them and
they continue.”

The three Chinese institu-
tions involved are the China
Export-Import Bank, China
State Construction and the
Bank of China, but Mr Sands
said it was premature to spec-
ulate on when the talks might
be concluded and timelines
for when things might happen.

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 8th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

| Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
SAGUARO CACTUS INC. |

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

| Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 16th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
JOLIE BLOND INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
} on the 12th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TUZIA LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of TUZIA LIMITED has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that IVANA JOACHIN of
FIRST STREET, THE GROVE, 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 19TH day
of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ENDLESS LEGENDS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above. named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 25th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SHANDERA MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 21st day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) .

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ALVALOU RIVER INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 18th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

NOTICE

Legal Secretary. 3-4 years experience
with preparing Conveyances &
Mortgages, Proficient with Computers,
resume required.

Please call 323-3495

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LELIO ALEXANDRE
JR. of #7 LEWIS STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 26TH day
of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the ‘Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

is not employed with
Ocean Place and she is not
authorized to conduct
business on behalf of
Ocean Place.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ERLINE BECKFORD
CARTWRIGHT of #66 BETHEL AVE. STAPLEDON
GARDENS, P.O. BOX SP-63966, 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 26TH day
of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JULDER JOSEPH of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, 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 26TH day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that TERCILLION DELVA of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BARAMAS 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 26TH day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PERKINS JOSEPH of
14 EGRET CIRCLE, ARDEN FOREST, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, 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 23RD day of SEPTEMBER 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 9B



THE BAHAMAS INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Accountants elect their
new council members:



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The Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) has elected new
council members and established com-
mittees for the forthcoming year.

Pictured from Left to Right here are

BICA’s new council members: Pedro.

Delaney, SG Hambros, who chairs
BiCA’s public practice committee; Philip
Galanis, of HLB Galanis Bain, BICA’s
second vice-president and head of its



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investigations.committee; Nicolette Gar-
dener, BICA treasurer and head of its
building committee; Daniel Ferguson, of
Daniel Ferguson & Co, BICA president;
Roslyn Minnis, Scotiatrust, secretary to
the BICA Board and head of the com-
mittee on journals and website; Peter
Turnquest, BICA council member for
Grand Bahama and chair of its discipline
committee; Reece Chipman, chair of

BICA’s membership and public relations
committees; and Lambert Longley,
KPMG, who chairs BICA’s legislation
committee.

Absent from the picture is Ronald
Knowles, of Ronald Knowles & Co, who
is BICA’s first vice-president and chairs
its continuing professional education com-
mittee.







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NOTICE

LIVERPOOL RIVERS INC.

-4+-Notice is hereby given-that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of LIVERPOOL INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

_,ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE ©

SOLITAIRE CRYSTALS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SOLITAIRE CRYSTALS INC.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

DRISBAH INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of DRISBAH INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

SPAULDING GLORY INC.

é

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SPAILDING GLORY INC. has

_been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLEAR INT’L INVESTMENTS LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of CLEAR INT’LINVESTMENTS
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore
been struck off the Register. ‘

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(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

AUTUMN HOLDINGS LTD.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of AUTUMN HOLDINGS LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

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Gold prices slide

m@ NEW YORK

Gold prices turned lower Thursday as an agreement in princi-
ple on a USS. financial rescue package prompted investors to
sell safe-haven assets in favor of stocks.

In other commodities, crude oil rebounded on hopes that the
$700 billion bank bailout plan would stabilize the teetering U.S.
economy and boost domestic energy demand. The White House-
backed initiative wouid take billions of dollars in risky assets off
the books of troubled banks and other financial firms in a bid to
pry loose locked credit markets.

Investors greeted the news as a hopeful sign of improved eco-
nomic fortunes ahead, yanked money out of safe-haven assets like
precious metals and plowed ’cash back into equities.

Gold for‘December delivery fell $13 to settle at $882 an ounce
on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after earlier falling as low
as $868.80. Other precious metals traded mixed. December silver

fell 16.5 cents to settle at $13.275 an ounce, while December’

copper rose 2.8 cents to settle at $3.1345 a pound.

Jon Nadler, analyst with Kitco Bullion Dealers Montreal, said
gold "made very little progress" as investors were wary of boost-
ing safe-haven holdings after days waiting on the sidelines while
officials worked out the bailout plan. ‘

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NOTICE

FROUSTERNNE INC.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section ©
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of FROUSTERNNE INC. has |
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ANDERIAN VENTURES LTD.

Notice is hereby:given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of ANDERIAN VENTURES
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has: therefore
been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

CLONKETTE POINTE INC.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of CLONKETTE POINTE INC.

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2000, the dissolution of FLYNN WOOD HOLDINGS
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.

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(Liquidator)



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suit.
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Down: 1 Prong, 2 Recovery, 3 Gunnery. ray leads a diamond against’ three six club tricks, Once West produces a
ae Peat haus 5 Main, 6 Down: 1 Tarot, 2 Casualty, 3 Svelte, — 22 Discarded as worth- 16 Critique (6) notrump. Declarer takes East’s king club at trick two, whatever Us size,
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certainly a good safety play, but per-
mitting West to win the first club lead
is the super safety play.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 11B



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Chamber officials: ‘Huge concerns’ on EPA implementation

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cost of implementing competi-
tion policy and a Competition
Commission? What is the cost
of Customs reorganisation, and
training staff in countervailing
duties, anti-dumping?” *

Mr Ferguson said that Cus- -

toms, plus all customs brokers,
companies and the public,
would need to become familiar
with the EPA’s demand for a
single Customs admjnistration
form.

Apart from the implementa-
tion, it was critical that the pri-
vate and public sector also com-'
mitted the necessary resources.

Emphasising that the EPA
did not end, but merely started
with the agreement’s signing,
Mr Ferguson said: “This is the
absolute beginning.

“This is in no way a done
deal.

“This is not yet the starting

line. We have yet to join the.

race.

“We have some time to catch
up in this thing, as it will not
happen all at once.

“But we'd like to get some
idea of what the priority list is.
It only becomes feasible if we
implement and follow through.”

He pointed.out that the EPA
did not become reality until it
was passed by Parliament.

Philip Simon, the Chamber’s
executive director, backed up
Mr Ferguson on the implemen-
tation issue, telling Tribune
Business: “We’re very con-
cerned, and hopefully the
schedule and timing of this will
allow the country to [adjust].
The EPA has a much longer
period of implementation than
the WTO.”

When asked whether the
Chamber and Bahamian private
sector were concerned about
the costs this nation much incur
in implementing its EPA oblig-
ations, Mr Simon replied:
“There is a cost that will be the
same, whether it is the EPA,
WTO, CBI, CARIBCAN, the

capacity has to be built going ~

forward. For all, it’s the same
infrastructure.” :
When asked about the need
for a Competition Commission
to regulate monopolies, price
fixing and other forms of anti-
competitive behaviour,
_ Mr Simon said: “It’s proba-
bly as necessary and needed as





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the transition to a new form of

taxation. How needed is a flash-°

light in a dark room?”

The EPA will require that
government legislation become
more transparent, along with
public sector procurement con-
tracts.

Many small contracts are not
even put out to. tender current-
ly, something that will have to

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change under the EPA. This
will likely involve legislative
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Ministry of Finance.

“It’s going to be a mammoth
task putting it all together,” Mr
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and time consuming. But it is
necessary and good for Bahami-
an businesses.”



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Darold Miller nothing

GEM’s co-owners say [UESIRURUZ GROUT

they paid former host
‘every single cent’

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

GEM’s 105.9FM co-owners
Debbie Bartlett and Cyprianna
McWeeney claimed yesterday
that they owe Darold Miller

“nothing”, and that they have
paid the former radio host “every
single cent” that was owed him
and “then some”.

Confirming this statement was
GEM’s lawyer and Bar Associa-
tion president Wayne Munroe
who told the media that it was he
who advised Ms Bartlett and Ms
McWeeney to terminate Mr
Miller from the radio station. In
fact, Mr Munroe said, he believed
Mr Miller was paid moneys by
the station’s co-owners that “were

beyond his entitled.”

“My advice on his termination
was that he ought to have been
paid nothing,” said Mr Munroe.
“Why they paid him would have
been a business decision for
them:”

However, Mr Miller’s attorney
Godfrey ‘Pro’ Pinder said that
these claims by Ms Bartlett and
Ms McWeeney that his client is
owned nothing by them is “entire-
ly untrue.”

Wearing a brown linen suit
with a straw hat and walking
cane, Mr Miller sat quietly at his
lawyer’s side at his “Entertain-
ment Shack” on Arawak Cay as
Mr Pinder informed the press of
his client’s future intentions.

SEE page three

Teens taken into police

custody after school fights]



THREE Grand Bahama teenagers were taken into police custody
yesterday after a series of fights broke out at the St George’s High

School.

A wave of student-on-student attacks at the high school has once
again raised the question of stationing police officers on campus.

Details were still sketchy at press time last night, but it is claimed that
a series of gang-related fights erupted at St at yesterday after-

noon.

Emergency medical personnel were called to the high school just

after 2pm

Addressing the situation, St George’s principal Marvin Rolle told the
media that there is a no-tolerance attitude towards violent behaviour

at his school.

“We absolutely cannot and will not tolerate violence. We will do
whatever we have to do to get it far away from the school and far away

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Tribune Staff Reporter clients over a period of years.
alowe@tribunemedia.net This included money forwarded

to him by clients to purchase land,
LAWYER Andrew Thompson funds which belonged to a son

after his father’s death, and monies
he received from a settlement in
favour of one of his clients who
was in a car accident.

In the case of Waheed Sadique,
formerly known as Wayde Whlly,
from whom Mr Thompson with-
held $91,090.27 which he should
have received as the executor of

will shortly be disbarred after fail-
ing to return any of the hundreds
of thousands of dollars he was
accused of misappropriating from
numerous clients, Bar Council
President Wayne Munroe con-
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overturn. Both drivers escaped serious injury.

The Bahamas ‘has surpassed UN
Millennium Development goals’



BIS Photo/Sharon Turner

PICTURED FROM left are Bahamas aatanettt represantatile to the United
States Paulette Bethel, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham at the opening ses-
sion of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals High Level Event
held at UN Headquarters, New York on Thursday September 25, 2008.

THE Bahamas ae achieved
and surpassed the United
Nations’ Millennium Develop-
ment Goals (MDG) regarding the
elimination of poverty, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
yesterday.

Mr Ingraham, with Deputy
Prime Minister Brent Symonette,
travelled to New York to take
part in the UN MDG High Level
Event and sessions of the Clinton
Global Initiative.

Heads of State at yesterday’s
high level event stressed the
urgency of action, particularly
with regard to poverty, healthcare
and education across the globe.

Speaking in New York yester-
day, Mr Ingraham outlined the
Bahamas’ achievements tegard-
ing the set millenium goals.

“The Bahamas is able to ensure
that every child from age five is

able to attend a school in the
Bahamas. So the Bahamas meets
that yardstick.

“The Bahamas meets the yard-
stick of females being able to go to
school (and having) equal access
to education. We meet the yard-
stick of female participation on a
gender equality question.

“There is only one item on the
agenda that we do not mect and
that is the constitutional require-
ment that females are able to
transfer their nationality to their
children if they are married to for-
eign men,” he said,

Referring to other targets with-
in the MDGs, Prime Minister
Ingraham said the Bahamas is
doing well in providing potable
water throughout the country, in

_SEE page 10

.

‘they hope to ever see their money

come to an end once certain for-
malities have been effected, Mr
Munroe said.

“I've seen a letter directed to
us confirming that he has not paid.
The steps now have to be taken
for his name to be formally struck
off and when that happens the reg-
istrar of the Supreme Court then
gazettes the fact.”

The move will undoubtedly be a
bittersweet one for victims of Mr
Thompson, who was ordered to
repay by September 17 $230,000 in
client’s funds that he had misap-
propriated.

While he will no longer be able
to misuse the monies of unwitting
individuals who in many cases
would have turned to him to help
achieve a resolution to already
existing troubles, the penalty also
signals an extra series of hurdles
his ex-clients will have to jump if

SEE page 10

Group prepares to




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Be aL

MBy ALEX MISSICK __





A GROUP says it is getting
ready to give hotel workers
an alternative in terms of
union representation follow-
ing the outcome of a judicial
review.

The review, which took
place before Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall, was requested
by the established hotel work-
ers representative, the
Bahamas Hotel, Catering and
Allied Workers Union (Cater-
ing) and Sandals Royal
Bahamian.

It sought to establish that
the Bahamas Hotel, Mainte-
nance and Allied Workers
Union (Maintenance) — a new
group which seeks to repre-
sent Sandals workers — should
not have been registered,
because among other things,
its name was too similar to
that of Catering.

Sir Burton said he reluc-
tantly ruled in favour of Main-

SEE page 10





















again.

The disbarment follows a six-
month suspension by the Discipli-
nary Tribunal of Mr Thompson,
which began on July 17, for uneth-
ical behaviour. He has practised
law for about 20 years.

Mr Munroe previously con-
firmed that the Bar Council had
appealed the penalty handed
down by the Disciplinary Tribunal
on the basis that it was too lenient.

The Bar Council President said _
that if those in the profession who
misappropriate clients’ funds are
not disbarred, attorneys will feel at
ease with the idea of “dipping
into” their customers’ monies, as if
were a bank, as long as they can
pay the money back.

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Putin: ties with Latin America
are a priority for Moscow

ff MOSCOW

PRIME MINISTER Vladimir
Putin says relations with Latin
America will be a foreign policy
priority for the Russian govern-
ment, according to Associated
Press.

Putin, who is meeting with vis-
iting Venezuelan President

Hugo Chavez, says Russia is will-

ing to discuss further military
contacts with Venezuela and
help it develop nuclear energy





for peaceful purposes.

Chavez said during Thursday's
meeting that close ties between
Venezuela and Russia would
strengthen a multi-polar
world.

Chavez' visit takes place as a
Russian naval squadron sails to
Venezuela, across the Caribbean
Sea from the United States, in
a pointed response to what the
Kremlin portrays as threatening
U.S. encroachment near its own
borders.





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THE TRIBUNE

Those behind last week’s

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

THOSE responsible for last
wecek’s five homicides remain on
the loose as police are yet to make
a breakthrough in their investiga-
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“We've been questioning people
on and off, but no significant
arrests or anything have been
made,” said Acting Assistant Com-
missioner of Police Hulan Hanna.

He also added that although
people are talking of a link
between the triple murder on ear-
ly Saturday morning, the killing of
a Pinewood man on Thursday and
the discovery of a man’s charred

remains inside a burning car a day -

earlier, police have found little evi-
dence to prove that theory.

“There is nothing clearly to
demonstrate to us that that is the
case. People are saying stuff but
our investigations have not led us
conclusively to believe anything at
this point,” said Mr Hanna.

ee

HOUSES DAMAGED by Hurricane Ike, on Grand Turk, in the Turks &

However, police have followed
“several leads” and are “exhaust-
ing every bit information” they
receive.

Sedino Smith, 33 and Lavardo
Armbrister, 35, died together, and
Vanessa Franks-William, 23, died
later at the hospital after what was

-described as a “horrific massacre”.

They ‘vere gunned down in front
of a popular Bain Town club in
the early hours of last Saturday.
Bain Town residents suggested
that the killings were tied up with
the death of accused murderer
Quincy Hamilton, 34, shot dead in
his home in Pinewood Gardens on
Friday and to the man who was
found in the trunk of a burning car
in the Millar’s Creek area last



e loose

Wednesday.

The burnéd man has identified
unofficially as having gone by the
name of “Shabba.”

Some locals claimed said Mr
Armbrister and Mr Smith may
have been preparing to retaliate
against those responsible for Shab-

‘ba’s murder but were killed before

they could carry out their plans,

Although residents also ¢laimed
that Ms Franks-Williams may have
been the wife or fiancee of the man
who was found dead in the car,
her family members strongly
rejected the assertion that there
was any connection between her
and the dead man.

They also told a local news sta-
tion she had only met fellow vic-
tims Mr Smith and Mr Armbrister,
days before.

The three were shot down as
they were leaving “The Pit” restau-
rant on August street at around
2am on Saturday.

ee

Caicos Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 9

Four GB Power Company linesmen helping
with electricity restoration on Grand Turk

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

FREEPORT - Four lines-
men from the Grand Bahama
Power Company left Freeport
on Thursday to help with the
restoration of electricity on
Grand Turk in the Turks and
Caicos Islands.

This is the second crew that
has been dispatched in recent
weeks by the power company
to help with restoration efforts
in the aftermath of Hurricane
Ike, which also caused major
devastation in Inagua.

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Vincent Knowles, Walter
Smith and Carol Smith.

“We at Grand Bahama
Power Company are pleased
to announce that in conjunc-
tion with The Caribbean Elec-
tric Utility Service Corpora-
tion (CARILEC), a four man

crew was dispatched to the -

Turks and Caicos Islands to
assist with the restoration of
electricity on Grand Turk,”
said a statement issued by the
company.

“We have been in contact
with officials at Turks and
Caicos Utilities since the dev-
astation caused by Hurricane
Ike earlier this month. The






annual hurricane season and
the devastation are a constant
reminder that we live in a
global village.”

Grand Bahama Power
Company has been a member
of CARILEC for the past 15
years.

Following Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne, in 2004,
the Grand Bahama Power
Company was helped out by a
crew from Providenciales,
Turks and Caicos, and other
power companies in the
Caribbean which are members
of CARILEC.

“At Grand Bahama Power
we are forever reminded of
the assistance we received
from other power companies,
which included a team from
Provo Power Company, back
in 2004 when our island was
hit by Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne.

“Members of our team vol-
unteered without hesitation to
assist our brothers and sisters
in Grand Turk. Many of our
staff members have family ties
to the residents of Turks and
Caicos Islands,” the company
said.

Grand Bahama Power
Company dispatched two
crews of linesman to Inagua
on September 10 to assist with
the restoration of electricity.
That team is expected to
remain there for three weeks.



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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 3



on brief Allegations of officers mistreating persons
asking for help at Wulff Road Police Station

Man stabbed

outside of
gas station

m@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
juwe@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was stabbed out-
side the Esso On the Run gas
station on Carmichael Road
and Faith Avenue Wednes-
day night after an argument
with another man.

While details were sketchy

up to press time, Chief Super-

intendent Glenn Miller said

the victim’s wounds were not }

life threatening.
The attack occurred at
around 10.30pm and caused

the scene to be temporarily

cordoned off with police
crime scene tape.

An officer at the
Carmichael Road police sta-
tion would not disclose the
victim’s identity. No one has
been taken into custody in
connection with the incident.

Radio station
‘owes Darold
Miller nothing’

FROM page one

“My instructions are that
there is so many heads of
moneys that he is entitled
to that if I were to put it in
a writ we would need a
wheelbarrow to roll it down
to court,” Mr Pinder said.

In fact, Mr Pinder said
that his client will be bring-
ing a civil action against
GEM’s in the very. near
future.

When asked to specify
the nature of the court
action, Mr Pinder said that
the allegations were so
many that he could not
quantify or qualify them in
one breath.

“You will have to wait to
see the documents,” he said.

When asked how long it

é

_would be before this action

is started, Mr Pinder said:
“Nothing happens before its
time. First the sea, then the
air, then the corn.”

Mr Miller — through his
lawyer — had no other com-
ments at this time, other
than he encouraged his sup-
porters to continue to sup-
port him.

While Mr Miller has won
the court action that was
brought against him by a
member of GEM’s staff, Ms
McWeeney said that she,
and Ms Bartlett still believe
they stood on the side of
right.

’ “Since the case has end-
ed, Mr Miller has chosen to
take the low road. He has
slandered Ms Bartlett and I
publicly. He has been on
radio telling untruths and
misrepresenting the facts.
We chose, until now, to
ignore him and get on with
our business,” said Ms
McWeeney.

“However, Mr Miller
crossed that line when a
death threat was made to
Ms Bartlett. We have had
enough of his nonsense and
urge him to desist forthwith.
The police have been noti-
fied and he must know that
we will not take any more
of his foolish babblings,”
she said.

As it concerns the charge
of lesbianism against
women at GEMs radio,
namely Ms Bartlett, Ms
McWeeney said that this
“outlandish assertion”
deserves little comment.

“There is absolutely no
basis for this but merely
another putrid lie to tarnish

@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

OFFICERS at the Wulff Road
Police station have come under fire
for allegedly mistreating persons who
have visited the station for their help.

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday
a woman, who wished to remain
anonymous for fear of retribution, said
that officers at the station treated her
like a common animal.

"They talk to you like a dog. It's
like you don't have the right to ask
them anything because they are police
officers," she said.

The woman said officers at the
Wulff Road police station when asked,

did not want to give their names or
badge numbers.

"I was greeted with sarcasm," she
said. "They said, 'Don't worry about
that, that's none of your business.'"

According to-her, while at the sta-
tion others were complaining of receiv-
ing the same kind of treatment.

This sentiment comes on the heels of
an article reported by another local
daily of complaints by a business own-
er who waited hours for police to
investigate a break-in during the early
hours of the morning.

According to the article, the. Daily
Grind, located some 100 yards from
the Fort Charlotte police station, was
broken into around 4 am.

The article contends that a gentle-
man who noticed the store door had
been tampered with, went to the Fort
Charlotte police station to report the
matter, however, no one answered the
door to the station.

He then proceeded to dial 919 and
was told that an officer would be sent
over, but none arrived for at least four
hours.

When asked about this by a reporter
a police officer, who identified him-
self as Taylor, simply said, "'They
knew of the break-in incident at the
coffee shop but chose not to respond
to the claims made by the business
owner.'"

Acting Assistant Commissioner of

Police Hulan Hanna responded to
these concerns yesterday by urging
people to report unsatisfactory behav-
iour by police officers.

"If that kind of behaviour is being
doled out to the public that is some-
thing that is not condoned by the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force and I would
invite that person and any other indi-
vidual, whether a business owner or
regular member of the public, to come
in and make a formal complaint to us
through the police complaint unit,"
said Mr Hanna.

According to him members of the
public have the commissioner’s invi-
tation to come up to police headquar-
ters to make a formal complaint.

‘Business booming’
at Vopak Terminal

Bahamas in Freeport

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

FREEPORT - Business is
booming at Vopak Terminal
Bahamas, according to a

‘ senior executive, who assured

The Tribune that there are no
plans for any major restruc-
turing or lay-offs at the for-
mer BORCO plant.

TJ Huizer, managing direc-
tor at Vopak, said demand is
very high for additional stor-
age capacity at the plant in
Freeport, where construction
is currently underway on sev-
en new large storage tanks.

“At this point in time, there
was never any intent to go for
major restructuring to lay off
extra amount of people to
save cost. It is all about devel-
oping a world class service

and has maintained the cur-
rent staff of 165 workers.

Mr Huizer said: “As we
looked at the organisation, it
was staffed for a 20 million
barrel terminal being fully
operational, but by the time
we got there it was a terminal
with 15 million barrels in oper-
ations which was not even
being occupied.

“Tf the company remained
the way it was, we would have
to go for massive lays offs
because it was overstaffed.
But now, because business is
booming and building up so
fast, we need the people,” he
said.

Mr Huizer said Vopak is
now seeking to hire a few new
qualified persons and has held
several interviews.

He also noted that there are
certain areas within Vopak
that need strengthening and
will require staff training.

“Very frankly, we are not
in the business of hiring peo-
ple. We care about our
employees, we invest in our
employees, but it also means
that the people we have will
need to carry their weight
because it is about profes-
sionalism and being able to
deliver quality service,” he
said.

Former UBP MP



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Secretary
Coitael
visits post
storm Haiti

SECRETARY-GENER-
AL of CARICOM Edwin
Carrington completed a two-
day visit to Haiti on Wednes-

day, September 24, with a vis- .

it to Gonaives and Porte du
Paix, two of the areas hardest
hit during the recent multiple-
storm assault on the country.

The visit to the two com-
munities followed meetings
with the Prime Minister of
Haiti, Michele Duvivier
Pierre-Louis and some mem-
bers of her cabinet, including
the Minister of the Interior
Paul Antoine Bien-Aime and
the Minister of Planning Jean
Max Bellerive,as well as the
Secretary-General of the Pres-
idency Fritz Longchamp.

Mr Carrington and his team

discussed relief and recon-_

struction in the wake of the

devastation wrought by Hur-° |
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ricanes.*Fay, Gutav> Hanna
and Ike 6n Haiti.
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Caribbean Forum of African
Caribbean and Pacific Coun-
tries (CARIFORUM) and the
European Union (EU) and
Haiti’s progress towards meet-
ing the requirements to be
part of the CARICOM Sin-
gle Market.

Haiti is one of the signato-

ries to the Revised Treaty of |
Chaguaramas, including the |

Single Market and Economy
(CSME).

Mr Carrington said that he
now had a much better pic-
ture of what was required fol-
lowing the storms.

One of the matters raised




-and that we may have to say

organisation with appropriate
skills, and that means we need
to get a few good people in

good-bye to few people,” said
the executive.

Meeting

Mr Huizer spoke with the
press on Wednesday at the
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce’s monthly meeting
held at the Sunrise Resort and ©
Marina. :

He informed business per-
sons about the company’s
major expansion and invest-
ment plans in Freeport for the
construction of 27 new stor-
age tanks.

Vopak is an independent
third party terminal that stores
oil products for clients around
the world. It operates a 20-
nnillion barrel terminal in Rot-
terdam.

First Reserve and Vopak
acquired the 19.8 million bar-
rel 3:ORCO terminal in May,

Phone: 1.888.460.7368
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Harold DeGtegory dies;

FORMER UBP Member of Parliament Harold DeGregory
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Acting PrimetMinister Tommy Turnquest yesterday extend- xi ie :
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He was previously declared the winner in a by-election in Feb-
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Court in May 1960.

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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

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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham,
who will address the United Nations Gen-
eral Assembly today, said yesterday that
the Bahamas was doing well in meeting
the Millennium Development Goals set
out by the UN. In fact, he said the
Bahamas has not only achieved, but sur-
passed the UN’s goal in eliminating pover-
ty.

The eight goals that the world body
aims to eliminate by 2015 are extreme
poverty and hunger, the achievement of
universal primary education, the promo-
tion of gender equality and empower-
ment for women, the reduction of child
mortality, the improvement of maternal
health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria
and other diseases, ensuring environ-
mental sustainability and developing a
global partnership for development.

“The Bahamas is able to ensure that
every child from age five is able to attend
a school in the Bahamas. So the Bahamas
meets ‘that yardstick,” Prime Minister
Ingraham told the UN’s Millennium
Development Goals (MDG) High Level
Event in New York, .

Girls also have equal opportunity with
boys to go to school and participate in.all
human pursuits with their men. mare

The only area in which they are not
equal, and therefore, do not meet MDG
standards, said Mr Ingraham, is that they
cannot transfer their nationality to their
children if they are married to a foreign
man.

This was one of the items defeated by
Bahamians when it voted against a refer-
endum held in February 27, 2002 by the
FNM government.

It is something to which Mr Ingraham
and his government felt they were entitled
and which he gave them an opportunity to
achieve by referendum.

The Christie. government was against .

the referendum.

Bahamians, among other things, were
asked in the referendum whether “gender
discriminating language” should be
“removed from the constitution and if
children born to Bahamian mothers and
foreign fathers” should have “Bahamian
citizenship.”

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' Bahamians — both men, and incredi-
bly women — voted against the change.
And so, before this august body yesterday,

Mr Ingraham had to admit that this was _

the only point of MDG’s eight-point pro-
gramme on which Bahamians failed.

Mr Ingraham also participated in a
MDG roundtable session on education
and healthcare Thursday as well as the
Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) working
session. Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette also participated in the CGI
session on the environment.

During the morning both US presi-
dential candidates spoke at the Clinton
programme, John McCain appearing in
person, and Barack Obama broadcast on
broad screen.

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Today government is concerned with

improving the justice system to get crim-

inals off the streets and into prison as
quickly as possible.
In a presentation to the House this

- week to propose the passing of a plea

bargaining Bill, National Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest revealed that
almost 50 per cent. of our prison popula-
tion of 1,357 inmates are on remand
awaiting trial,

Going through old Tribune files we
discovered that in September, 1935 our
government was just as concerned that
petty cases had started to clog the magis-
trate’s court system.

To quickly dispose of the backlog it
published an Order In Council té allow

.Mr E.H. McKinney, a JP, to hear cases

alone in New Providence. Up to then two
JPs had to sit together to hear cases.

It opened a second magistrate’s court
in the Supreme Court room for Mr McK-
inney and divided the magistrate’s work
between him and Mr de Glanville, the
acting magistrate.

These two men were instructed to work

together until the backlog of cases had
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A letter to
BEC: please ©
reduce fuel
| surcharges

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Please publish the following
letter to Mr Kevin Basden.

Mr Kevin Basden,

General Manager,

Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion.

Nassau, Bahamas

Dear Mr Basden,

RE: Petition Against High
BEC Bills and Fuel Surcharge

SINCE early September
2008, a petition against high

BEC bills and fuel surcharges *

was circulated for support by
electricity consumers around
the country. Since then, over
five thousand (5000) consumers
have signed manually and elec-
tronically onto the petition
(www.PetitionOnline.com/bec1
234/)

By signing, the petitioners are
confirming their concern about
BEC’s billing structure, includ-
ing high fuel surcharges and
rigid approach to revenue col-
lections:

While I am aware of the
financial intervention recently
promised by the Bahamas Govy-
ernment for electricity con-
sumers and the associated direc-
tive to BEC to restore power
to over 5000 disconnected cus-
tomers, I am obliged to express
the following sentiments to
BEC management on behalf of
the petitioners.

Electrical rates were expected
to increase during the summer
months but consumers could
not have anticipated that fuel
surcharges Would have been
equal to or even surpassed the
monthly usage charges.

What became even more
alarming was that in many
instances, BEC Customer Ser-
vices held customers hostage by
demanding full payment or face
service interruptions...then be
faced with paying a reconnec-
tion fee.

The ironic thing is, the major-
ity of your customers utilize a
monthly budget and if one can-
not pay the bill in full, then
surely it would be a challenge
for them to pay the reconnec-
tion fee.

It seems unconscionable and
inconsiderate of BEC in today’s
harsh economic times to allow

the routine disconnection of’

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thousands of customer accounts
because of non-full payment.
Within this month alone, the
average Bahamian consumer
was faced with school fees and
hurricane-related expenses in
addition to routine charges.
Bahamian families are being
frustrated by BEC’s increasing
electrical bills and rigid collec-
tion policies.

The question arises as to how
the decision makers in BEC
sleep at night knowing that
many sénior citizens, single
income households and less for-
tunate citizens must shuffle
around in the dark while our

nation’s future leaders strain’

their eyes having to read by can-
dlelight. What have we come
to?

Whilst thousands sit in silent
desperation awaiting the demise
-by BEC, we wonder if BEC is
really being honest and upfront
with us, the nation. We desper-
ately need to understand their
billing structure and ever-
increasing fuel surcharges.

Listed below are 10 funda-
mental questions which com-
monly arose from petitioners:

1) What is the formula by
which fuel surcharge is calcu-
lated? What costs and factors
are plugged in, to come up with
the final cost?

2) Fuel surcharges steadily
increased all summer. Why
were monthly fluctuations in
BEC fuel surcharges not evi-
dent with market fluctuations
in cost or usage amounts?

3) Does BEC have any con-
tractual arrangement for bulk
purchases of oil from a supplier
which considers wholesale Pric-
ing?

4) In May 2008 it was report-
ed. that BEC would have
received a “tax-break”. Four
months later, why are con-
sumers not seeing any relief
from this tax break enjoyed by

BEC?

5) BEC said that it absorbs
the cost of customs duty when
oil is imported; does this then
mean we are really only receiv-
ing a7 per cent tax break?

6) In March 2007; a local

‘newspaper reported that more

than $600,000 was internally
stolen from the corporation and
BEC. Additionally, BEC is
challenged with sizeable delin-
quent corporate accounts. How

-is BEC recouping these losses

or are all of these costs being
passed onto the consumers
without notice?

7) If internal theft has been
occurring, how many employ-
ees have been prosecuted: for
thefts by reason of employment
since 2004 for amounts exceed-
ing $5000?

8) It has been said that Nas-
sau consumers are subsidizing
the electricity costs for our
brothers and sisters in the Fam-
ily Islands. If so, how is this cost
being passed onto Nassau-based
consumers? Are Nassau resi-
dents being charged a higher
rate per household than Family
Islanders?

9) Exactly what percentage ©

of our current bills (including
fuel surcharge) are subsidising
the Family Islands and their
development?

10) What pricing structure

should be anticipated by con-
sumers in January, 2009. when

recent government-based-cap-»

on fuel Surcharges has. been. af

exhaustéd?

On behalf of the Petinonet

please reduce the fuel sur-

charges and implement more °

reasonable approaches to bill
repayment arrangements, par-
ticularly for struggling con-
sumers.

Feel free to contact me if I
may be of any further assis-
tance.

Your response is eagerly
anticipated.

DARCY MOSS (Ms)
Nassau,
September, 2008.

BEC relief - what a joke!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read with great disgust today the proposed BEC relief being put
in place by the Government. What kind of relief is this — only for
5,000 families out of a nation off 300,000 plus persons. Did someone
in Government forget about the remaining Bahamians also suffering
from BEC’s high charges? Trust me we will not forget when they
come seeking donations/contributions during the next election
season, nor when we visit the polling booths.

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Nassau,
September 18, 2008.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 5



NX ‘
Michael Gibson

Police search for

second suspect in
connection with
stabbing death

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

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police are searching for
a second suspect in connection
with the stabbing death of Jodie
Smith at the Pepper Pot Take-
away Restaurant.

A wanted poster has been
issued by police for Michael
Gibson, of 205 Shaftbury
Avenue, North Bahamia.

Gibson, 24, is considered
armed and dangerous. He of
dark brown complexion and has
black eyes.

He is about six feet, three
inches tall, of average built, and
weighs about 170 -190 lbs.

Gibson is also known to have
a tattoo of praying hands on his
right arm, and a bulldog on his
left arm.

Jodie Jamine Deveaux, also
known as Jodie Smith, was
stabbed and killed at the Pepper
Pot Restaurant on September
12.

One suspect has been
arraigned in connection with the
matter.

Chief Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming is appeal-
ing to residents with informa-
tion concerning Gibson to con-
tact the police on Grand
Bahama at 350-3106; 352-9774
or 5; 911; or Crime Tipsters at
352-1919.

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Claim that lack of sufficient breathing
apparatuses gave firefighters problem

sonnel on the scene of the fire had
to make a call to Airport Fire Res-
cue to borrow four air tanks, which
the airport station delivered to the
scene in one of their light duty
trucks.

Bystanders on the scene said
there were around six fire engines
fighting the blaze that engulfed the

According to Sergeant 1043 __rear of what used to be a Russell’
Mitchell of the Fire Branch, per- | Dry Goods store that night.

Increasing stray dog population ‘result
of controlled breeding gone wrong’

@ By LLOYD L ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

m@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

LACK OF sufficient breathing
apparatuses presented a problem
for firefighters battling a downtown
blaze that sent one fireman to hos-
pital dué to smoke inhalation on
Monday, The Tribune has learned.



THE problem of the increasing stray dog population in New Provi-
dence is the direct result of controlled breeding “gone wrong”, a local
canine researcher said.

Animal activist and research lecturer at the College of the Bahamas
William J Fielding told The Tribune yesterday that a study done in the
year 2000 estimated the local dog population to be more than 70,000,

That number, he said, has since grown.

Mr Fielding said that research has béen carried out to determine the
cause of this increase.

The research indicated that people who intentionally breed dogs for

sale, contribute significantly to the growing dog population, he said.

“Many people start out with this idea of intentionally breeding their
dogs, (but it) doesn’t quite come off because they don’t confine their dogs
properly. Eventually other dogs get in, and there is unauthorised mating,”

In many instances, cross breeds are the result of this “unauthorised
mating” and these dogs “have far less value than the pure breed they
wanted,” Mr Fielding said.

“The ‘mistakes’ have the likelihood of fueling the pot-cake population
we see on the streets,” he said.

In an effort to curb the canine numbers, the Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety launched its ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ campaign in June of this
year.

The campaign was intended to be a national effort to neuter and
spay both roafning and privately owned dogs.

However, executive director of the Humane Society Inspector Stephen
Turnquest said the programme has experienced only minimal success,
resulting in only 25 dogs being neutered or spayed per month.

“There are people who could afford it that are neutering their own
dogs, we neuter about eight to ten dogs a day that way.”

“You're never going to spay all the dogs, if you just miss one dog, that

- dog can give you ten puppies every three months,” Mr Turnquest said.

With the anti-breeding campaign spreading to Inagua and San Sal-
vador, Mr Turnquest said that a total of 207 dogs have now been suc-
cessfully neutered.

He said that Exuma and Eleuthera are also being targeted, but added
that assistance from local government is essential for the campaign’s suc-
cess.

* Mr Turnquest said a draft of an Animal Protection and Control Act,
which intends to establish breeding regulations, has already been sub-
mitted to Minister for Agriculture Larry Cartwright.

The Act, he said, is intended to regulate future animal protection and
control laws, as well as pet store control laws and most notably, licens-

, ing requirement laws for dog breeders.

Minister Cartwright said, “There are three different drafts right now
that will be taken to Cabinet soon.”

Mr Cartwright explained that each draft is still being fine-tuned after

consultation, with other agencies and organisations.

It has been proposed to include not just canines, but also other animals

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Sergeant Mitchell said that the
branch had depleted many of its air
tanks the day before, fighting a
restaurant fire on Cowpen Road
on Sunday. That fire also sent a
fireman to the hospital with com-
plications from smoke inhalation.
“We usually get them (air tanks)
filled up at the Defence Force Base,
but they weren’t open at that time,”
he said speaking about the night of
the downtown fire. “At Central,
the refill tanks run on slow speed.”

The chief clerk of the Airport
Fire Department said there will
never be the amount of equipment
required at a given time because of
“fiscal problems.”

“In any agency like ours if there
is aneed for equipment we usually
try to assist where possible, but each
agency should be capable of sus-
taining itself,” he said.

“It’s something we do most times
if they have situations that are out

“of hand; they actually call upon us

to assist them. They have more
trucks nowadays, but they call us
for small equipment like breathing
apparatus, however, I don’t know if
they needed that to fight that fire.”

According to Sergeant Mitchell,
the fire department gets one or two
new air tanks every year “in order
to have an adequate supply.”

However, he says every time the
equipment is used, its life span is
shortened.
According to the chief clerk,
internal audits keep airport fire
equipment up to scratch.

“Because we have to meet regu-
lations, there is more pressure on
the authorities that are there to pro-
vide the equipment. And when we
get audited it shows up,” he said.
“When there is no regulation it’s
much more difficult.”



An ex-paramedic who now |

works as a fireman in the US and
wished to remain anonymous, said
breathing apparatus is an essential
part of any fire fight.

“What if they had another fire?
They had already ran out of air on
that scene,” he said. “There are
long-term and short-term debilitat-
ing effects of smoke inhalation, such
as respiratory illness and cancer
from carcinogenic by-products and
toxic gas in the smoke.”

According’ to the source, fire-





AFTER GETTING the blaze under
control on Monday firefighters
stayed on the scene to make sure
the building was secure.

fighters in the US sometimes have
two or three air tanks per fireman,
per truck.

Corporal 328. Delancy, of the
Fire Branch, said the downtown
blaze took a long time to extinguish
and they used a lot of air getting to
the rear of the building to fight the
fire.

He said the audible low air alarm
went off on the injured fireman’s
air tank, however, he didn’t make it
out of the building before the mask
compressed to his face due to lack
of air.

“He had to take his mask off and
get down low, so I guess he inhaled
a lot of that smoke,” said Corporal
Delancy.

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company’s boat which he used to bring
the illegal seafood into US waters, the
Associated Press reported.

A SOUTH FLORIDA man has been

sentenced for illegally importing over

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the Bahamas into the United States.
James Hanson, a seafood dealer, was’
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conch that he purchased in the Bahamas.
He will also have to undertake 300
hours of community service, three years

Value

The value of the seized product was
estimated at $13,930.

Hanson was further ordered to relin-
quish any claim to the proceeds.

According to the US State Attorney's
Office, the US Coast Guard discovered
the smuggled seafood after it stopped
and inspected the boat owned Mr Hanson

Keys.

during a routine patrol in December 2005.

During his sentencing, Hanson offered
to donate approximately 223 acres of
undeveloped property in the Florida

The land is a prime breeding and nurs-

ery habitat for queen conch and spiny

lobster.

Although not a condition of his sen-

tencing, Hanson proposed the donation to
State of Florida authorities to offset the
consequences of his criminal offence.

It is unclear whether the sealife was
originally captured in Bahamian waters or
elsewhere.

Bahamians are being hired for Ross

University medical school campus

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

FREEPORT - Ross Uni-
versity has begun hiring
Bahamians for its medical
school campus on Grand
Bahama.

Two full-time Bahamians
have already been appoint-
ed and additional persons
are expected to be hired in
the coming weeks, accord-
ing to a spokesman for the
University.

The new staff appoint-
ments were the first since
the institution broke ground
several months ago for the
construction of a new cam-
pus in Freeport.

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is being prepared at the Sea
Horse Shopping Plaza, is
expected to.open in 2009.

“Hirings will continue
through January when the
interim campus opens for
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and staff,” said the spokes-
person.

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country, because of the
extremely specialised
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workforce. Camperdown Heights, Nassau, The Bahamas and

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was appointed on Septem- 24th September, 2008. ,
ber 18 as administrative

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istrator John Daley. Leslie - || gaughters-in-law, Judy and Analia Whitehead; seven
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Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia. net

FREEPORT - The
Bahamas Red Cross Grand
Bahama Centre is appealing
to the public for relief supplies
to assist the hurricane victims
of Great Inagua, the Turks
and Caicos, and Haiti.

Three weeks ago Hurricane
Ike ravaged the these islands,
leaving thousands of people
without food, water, and other
basic necessities.

Red Cross officials on
Grand Bahama said a con-
certed effort is being made to
assist those who have been
affected by the storm.

The centre has teamed up
with other corporate citizens
to collect non-perishable food
items, clothing, and building
supplies, which will be loaded
on trailers for shipment to Red
Cross organisations for distri-
bution in the affected areas.

Chairman Samuel Cooper,
Dr George Charite, Willie
Moss and Mary Culmer of the
Red Cross, Cestine Nixon of
the Great Inagua Develop-
ment Association in Freeport,
and Jetta Baptiste of the G B
Haitian Relief Committee are
urging residents to support the

_ effort.

Dr Charite said that he will
be travelling with a contingent
to Haiti in early October to
deliver supplies to Gonaives.

“Usually after hurricanes,
diseases such as malaria and
respiratory tract infections
begin to set in, and people in
Haiti who lack the basic health
care needs are now more vul-
nerable,” he said.

Dr Charite said Haiti is in
need of everything — food,
water, clothing, medical and
building supplies, kerosene
stoves, can openers, as well as
toys and games.

In Inagua, there is a need
for financial assistance, water,
medical and building supplies.
In the Turks and Caicos,



Ten -

monetary contributions
and building supplies are

_ needed.

Mr Cooper said there has
been a good spirit of co-oper-
ation in Grand Bahama.



: BRIAN SMITH, business manager
: of the Bahamas Automated Clear-
: ing House (BACH) addresses

; Members of the business com-

: Munity.

He said persons wishing to :
make contributions toward the :
relief efforts can do so at the ;

Red Cross Centre on Jobson
Avenue.

tions to Inagua will be for- : : ;
: community are expressing a

warded to the Bahamas Red
Centre in Nassau which will
forward them onto to Inagua.

Jetta Baptiste said even
though Inagua and the Turks
and Caicos suffered great loss-
es, the situation is much worse
in Haiti.

“The northwest section of
Haiti was devastated, she said.

Gonaives was completely : ee ps
: Association, BACH, which is

flooded and they are consid-
ering shutting it down and
relocating everyone bécause
of the devastation.

‘Crisis

“ rac “tas : és
It is a huge crisis when you : er at BACH, informed members

have one town wiped and over
300,000 people left homeless.
We know the people of Inagua
and the Turks and Caicos suf-
fered a great loss as well and
our-hearts go out them.

“The people of Inagua and

there is no food stores and
farms have been wiped out, so
it is a huge crisis they are fac-
ing over there,” she said.

Ms Baptiste is urging resi-
dents to support the fundrais-
ing events that are
Being planned by the Haitian
Relief Committee in Grand
Bahama.

A major food drive will be
held at all major food stores
from 8am to 8pm. On Sunday,
a soccer tournament is sched-
uled at the YMCA at 2pm,
and a dance is scheduled later
that evening. at the Taxi
Union.




Business community
embraces new

- Clearing hank system

He noted that cheque dona- :

MEMBERS of the business

: keen interest in the soon to be
: implemented Bahamas Auto-

mated Clearing House, a secure

interbank settlement system»
: which will link the seven clear-

b

ing banks in the Bahamas.
The aim of the system, known

i as BACH, is to significantly
: enhance the process of conduct-
: ing financial transactions.

Owned by the Clearing Banks

: expected to be launched at the

: end of October, will serve as the
: central clearing facility for all

: electronic and paper transac-

: tions including direct debit,

: direct credits and cheque clear-
: ance.

Brian Smith, business manag-

: of the business community

: about the new system during a

: luncheon hosted by the

: Bahamas Automated Clearing

: House and the Bahamas Cham- |
: ber of Commerce on Wednes-

: day.

Turks and Caicos are going to :

Me Smith said BACH will

be okay, but I can tell you : help both businesses and con-

since four hurricanes in Haiti : SUMCTS.
ing because : Bete
people are dying : system, it will take a shorter

He noted that under the new

; time for cheques to clear; rather
: than taking five days cheques
: will now clear within one day.

Mr Smith said persons who

: deposit a cheque on their

: account will get their money
: much faster and persons

? writing a cheque will see the
: funds withdrawn off their

: account faster.

He explained that presently,

: all cheques are sent to the Cen-
: tral Bank where they are

: exchanged with other banks.

: Under the new system, rather

: than using paper, banks will just
? use electronic files, thereby

: eliminating the need to go to

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PICTURED aceeune the donation from Commander Carrier is commander Russell, flanked by personnel
from NEMA, the United States Embassy in Nassau, and the US Naval ship Saturn.

NEMA accepts
hygiene kits from
US Navy for Inagua

COMMANDER Stephen
Russell, director of the
National Emergency Man-
agement Agency, accepted
five boxes of hygiene kits
from the US Naval Ship Sat-
urn, for residents of Inagua
impacted by Hurricane Ike.

The presentation took
place on board the naval
ship in port at Nassau Har-
bour, on Wednesday.

Commander Kevin Carri-
er, officer-in-charge of the
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US Navy, presented the

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Mr Rolle is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College and is reg-
istered in the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting
programme at the College of the Bahamas.

The Bahamas Co-operative League is the apex body for cred-
it unions and producer-service co-operatives and has been
granting a scholarship each year for the past eight years.

“Our family of financial and producer-service co-operatives
are proud of all the students that have benefited from our
scholarship programme.

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in 1962 that works in
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FROM page one

the treatment of HIV/AIDS and ,

in the management of infant and
maternal mortality rates.

Mr Ingraham noted that the
maternal mortality rate in the
Bahamas stands between one to
four in every 1,000 births, adding
that while the infant mortality rate
is currently in the mid-teens, it
can be lowered.

“We hope to get it back to
where it used to be when I was

MDG goals

last in office,” he said. “The focus
will now be on prenatal care.”

With regard to poverty, Mr
Ingraham pointed to the challenge
of determining how the govern-
ment can best provide support to
persons who fall below the pover-
ty line so that children do not
neglect to go to school because
of a lack of uniforms, shoes or a
meal during the day.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The eight United Nations
MDGs for 2015 are the eradica-
tion of extreme poverty and
hunger; the achievement of uni-
versal primary education; the pro-
motion of gender equality and
empowerment for women; the
reduction in child mortality; the
improvement of maternal health,
combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria
and other diseases; ensuring envi-
ronmental sustainability, and
developing a global partnership
for development.

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licensing and inspection that is covered by his/her franchise, the Road

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at the time. The Authority therefore, requires his/her to show cause
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: his late father’s estate, the order
: by the Disciplinary Tribunal last
: year said that when Mr Sadique
: confronted the lawyer he “admit-
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: funds to the complainant as he
: had spent it.”

Willis Knowles, 81, a Chip-

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Eleuthera, in 2004,

Mr Thompson operated from :
the law office of his father, James :
Thompson, in First Terrace, :

Collin’s Avenue.

According to the Bar Council
President there are at present :
between 15 and 18 disciplinary :
matters involving lawyers before :
Justices Jon Isaacs and Cheryl :

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tenance, but that he was bound to
do so because the law compels it.

He said Catering “justifiably
feels a grave. injustice has been
done them by the Registrar of
Trade Unions (who, according to
Catering, registered. Maintenance
without gazetting the name prop-
erly).”

Sir Burton said, however, that
he had to rule in favour of Main-
tenance because no request to
review Maintenance’s application
was sought within the required
time.

Sir Burton said he agrees that
Maintenance “sought to hijack
the goodwill that Catering had
built up over more.than 40 years
by choosing a name that was cal-
culated to mislead the members
of the public whose mere casual
interest in industrial relations
would result in them missing the
subtle difference between the
names of the two unions.”

However, at a press conference
yesterday at the House of
Labour, representatives of Main-
tenance announced that the ruling
allows them to become a full
union beginning in October of
this year.

According to the ruling, the
Minister of Labour can now con- '
duct a poll of Sandals workers.
Maintenance says this means the
workers will be able to vote for
the union of their choice.

A poll will take place on or
before October 15 from 9am to
5pm at the Department of
Labour, Maintenance said.

Obie Ferguson, the lawyer rep-
resenting Maintenance; said it is
up to the workers to decide who
they want to represent them.

"Under the constitution of the
Bahamas, workers of the
Bahamas have a constitutional
right to join a trade union of their
choice.

“That is not for Sandals man-
agement to decide which union
they would wish to deal with.
That choice is reserved exclu-
sively for the workers of that
resort," Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson congratulated
what he said were the 400 plus
members of Maintenance and
commended them on the support
they have shown for the union
over the last two years.

"This is a victory, not only for

- the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance

and Allied Workers Union and
Sandals workers, but workers in
general," Mr Ferguson said.

School fights
FROM page.one

from the education system, peri-
od,” he said. :

The school day at St George’s
High School ended yesterday
with three male students being
taken away by Grand Bahama
police.

Meanwhile, .a 16-year-old St
George’s High School student is
still in hospital in New Providence
after his skull was fractured in
what appears to have been a
deliberate attack.

According to reports, the 16-
year-old male student was sitting
in a classroom on Tuesday when a
window pane was allegedly
thrown from the outside.

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Force. Floaters on Sunday in :
their Bahamas Government }
Departmental Softball Asso- :
ciation. men’s best-of-seven :
championships series.

In the lone game played last :
week at the Baillou Hills }
Sporting Complex, the Chiefs :
knocked off the Floaters 7-5. :
Game two will be played on :
Saturday at noon with game }
three on Sunday at 4 p.m. i

Meanwhile, the Police Roy- :
als are holding a 2-1 lead over :
the Finance Health Invaders :
in the ladies’ best-of-seven :
series that will continue on:
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with:
game four. Game five is Sat- :
urday at 2:30 p.m. :

e Here’s a summary of the :
men’s game played: :

CHIEFS 7, SLOATERS §; i

@ The Police got the ball :
roiling in the top of the first :
inning when Alcott Forbes got :
on with a base hit and went to :
base on Van Johnson’s dou- }
ble.

Jermaine Butler smashed a
three-run home run to put the
Chiefs in the scorebook.

In the bottom half of the
first, Defense Force played the
same tone to the Police with
Dwayne Mackey got on base
with a walk, moved to second
on Ramone Stort’s single.

Mackey scored on Dereck
Christie’s single while Storr
scored on Thomas Williams’
single.

Defense Force kept.the
Police scoreless in the top of
the second while Defense
Force came out smoking when
Marco King hit a solo homer
to tie the score at 3-3.

Brad Smith scored the go
ahead run to take a 4-3 com-
mand lead, but the Chiefs hin-
dered them from scoring any
more runs in the second.

Both teams were scorless in
the third inning.

In the top of the fourth
inning, Perry Charlton cracked
a solo homer to tie the score at
4-4,

' Inthe bottom half, Defense
Force retaliated and refused
to allow the Police to go ahead
in the game, therefore Rey-
naldo Russell got on with his
first base hit and scored their
fifth run to go ahead and Brad
Smith sacrifice fly to right field.

In the top of the fifth,
Dereck Sands tied the score
at 5-5 for the third time, how-
ever, the Police kept the
Defense Force scoreless.

Both teams were powerless
in the sixth inning and in the
top of the seventh, the Police
outwitted Defense when Chris
Charlton got on board with an
error by. the second baseman
and moved to second base on
Dereck Sands’ third base hit
of the game.

Charlton and Sands scored
on Noel Farquharson’s base
hit to take a 7-5 lead for good.

In the bottom half, the
Police kept the Mariners
scoreless to capture game one:
in the keenest contested game
played amongst these teams
for a very long time.

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to assist him with his medical
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the Baillou Hills playing field
from noon.

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4 p.m. Police Chiefs vs
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FRIDAY,



@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WHEN Team Bahamas
return home on Saturday, Octo-
ber 11, they will be feted with a
mega week-long celebrations
throughout the country for their
performances at the XXIX
Olympic Games in Beijing, Chi-
na last month. |

The plans were revealed by
Director of Sports, Martin
Lundy, at a press conference
yesterday at the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture and
attended by Minister of Sports,
Desmond Bannister, Minister

CRAIG FLOWERS, a long-time childhood friend, gav
Knew Him” segment of the funeral service of Donald ‘Nine’
Rolle yesterday at Zion Baptist Church South Beach. Flowers
organised a tournament in honour of Rolle at the Cable Beach
Golf Club only two days before he passed away.

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SEPTEMBER 26,





2008

Week-long festivities planned
to honour the Olympic team

of State for Culture, Charles
Maynard, the Ministry staff and
members of the organising com-
mittee.

Bannister said even though
the Bahamas turned out to be
the smallest country winning
medals, the statistics revealed
that out of 205 countries that
participated, the Bahamas was
the most successful country in
Beijing.

In breaking down the sizes of



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the countries that won medals
in the men’s 4 x 400 relay team,
Bannister said the population
of the Bahamas could not. fill
the 91,000 seat Bird’s Nest
National Stadium in Beijing for
four nights.

But for two nights, the
Bahamas shone as Leevan
‘Superman’ Sands secured a
bronze in the men’s triple jump’
and the 4 x 400 relay team of
Andretti Bain, Grand Bahami-

,

MEMBERS of the Zion Baptist Academy choir perform yesterday during th
Donald ‘Nine’ Rolle at Zion Baptist Church South Beach.






ans Michael Mathieu and
Andrae Williams and Eleuther-

a’s Chris ‘Bay’ Brown picked

up the silver.

’ Avard Moncur and Ramon
Miller also ran in the prelimi-
naries and were also awarded
medals.

“The performances of our
athletes has kept us on top of
the world for four consecutive
Olympic Games, spanning 12
years,” pointed out Bannister
of the Bahamas that finished
tied for 65th place with Alge-
ria, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan,
Morocco and Tajikistan.

In celebration of the team’s
performance, Bannister said

SSK SN

THE COFFIN of the late legendary golfer Donald ‘Nine’ Rolle lay in Zion
Baptist Church South Beach yesterday at his funeral service. Many mem-
ber of the golfing fraternity and parliamentarians attended the service.



\






they had planned the activities
in conjunction with the
Bahamas Olympic Association,
who have been responsible for

‘he team going to Beijing.

Lundy said that on the ath-
letes’ arrival at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport,
they would be hosted to a
reception before they were tak-
en through the streets on a
motorcade that would end up
at Arawak Cay where a musical
concert was scheduled to take
place. ‘

On Sunday, October 12, they
will attend a Church Service at

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Pearson inducted into the Struthers High School Hall of Fame

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

IT’S not every day that a for-
mer athlete gets to go back to
his high school alma mater to
receive an award.

For Tracy Pearson, that rare
opportunity came last Saturday
when he travelled to Struthers,
Ohio to be inducted into the
four-yearly Struthers High
School Hall of Fame as a track
and basketball star.

“It was a privilage to be
among the prestigious group of
athletes that the school had,”
said Pearson, who was one of
15 inducted into the Class of
2008.

“It was really an honour.”

In 1990 after transferring
from St. Anne’s High School

where he excelled in both
sports for the Bluewaves, Pear-

‘son continued his prowess at

Struthers High through his
graduation with honours in
1992.

He still holds Struthers’ high
jump record of 6-feet, 6-inches
and the long jump of 22-8 as
well as having been ranked in
the top 10 in at least eight sta-
tistical categories.

Additionally, he was Ist
Team All-MAC as a senior and
2nd Team as a junior and he
received Honorable Mention
All NEO.

During his tenure, Pearson
said he never envisioned being
inducted, but as he looked back

- at his career, he felt that he left

such a legacy behind that
maybe one day he might have
been recognised for his achieve-

ment.

When the honour finally
came, Pearson said he was
overwhelmed by the “first class
treatment” that he received.
“The ambience was set right.
Everything was nice,” he
added.

A plaque of all the honorees
was placed in the Hall of Fame
at Struthers. It featured the
names of each athlete, the sport
they played and the year they
graduated.

A banquet was held on Sat-
urday where each athlete also
received a plaque with
Struthers High School, the
name of the athlete, the sport
they played and the date of
their induction.

Pearson added the gala affair

SEE page 12



TRACY
PEARSON
was inducted
into the
Struthers
High School
Class of 2008
Hall of Fame:
last Saturday
in Struthers,
Ohio for his *
performance
in track and
field and bas-
ketball.
PAGE 12, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008



& By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE 36th Central American
and Caribbean Bodybuilding
and Fitness Federation is set for
this weekend in the Rain Forest

Theatre at the Wyndham Crys-
tal Palace Casino and already
the Bahamas Bodybuilding and
Fitness Federation is receiving
rave reviews.

Yesterday as many of the 18
participating countries were
arriving for the championships,
federation president Danny



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“Honoring the memories of loved ones”





FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

the late

‘Emmanuel
“Manny”

Rolle age 86

of Kemp Bay, Andros and
formerly of Smiths Hill,
Andros .will be held. on
Sunday September 28,
2008 at 1:00 p.m. at
Hillview Seventh Day


















Adventist Church, Harold Road. Officiating will be
Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe assisted by Pastor Leonard
Johnson, Pastor H. A. Roach, Pastor Peter Joseph and
Pastor John Carey. Interment will follow in Southern
Cemetery Cowpen and Spikenard Road.







Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of
his daughter, Myrtle Rolle; sons, Nelson and Edward
Rolle; adopted children, Alton and Jacquie; brother,
Bishop Jeremiah Rolle; daughters-in-law, Sheila and
Angela Rolle; son-in-law, Eugene Rolle; grand-daugh-
ters, Odesia McKinney, Sherrel, Nelshanae Rolle;
grandsons, McNeil, Shawn Sr., Tamaro, Lanardo Sr.,
Nelrico, Shelmiro, Antanico, France, Warren, Garvin,
Sean Sr. Shivargo and Serfent Rolle; great grand
daughters, Juanita, Shawon, Ashanti, Katheren,
Taneya, Edrinique, Janie and Aleia; great grandsons,
Jehan, Shavardo, Shawn Jr., Larnado Jr, Amanie,
Blair, Javon, Arawan, Akeno, Tamaree, Roy Jr.,
Odéston, Eldrico, Yenton, Diontee, Shavondo, Sean Jr.,
D-shawn and Miki; grand daughters-in-law, Bonny,
Melissa, Nina and Kethura Rolle; grandsons-in-law,
Roy McKinney; sisters-in-law, Lucille and Estherleen
Rolle, Ophelia Smith, Colette, Euleuse, Francetta and
Sybil Forbes; and a host of other relatives and friends.







































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Sumner attended a press con-
ference at the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture.

Accompanying Sumner was
federation’s vice president
Dereck Bullard; CAC’s presi-
dent Giovanni Arendez from
Aruba; Christine Williams, the
IFBB executive assistant, rep-
resenting, vice president Javier
Pollock and Tony Pena from
the Dominican Republic, who
serves as the assistant to the
president.

While there are some 40
countries that make up the

_ CAC region, at least 18 of them

have confirmed their participa-
tion and are either here or
should be here in time for the
semifinals today.

Confirmed to participate,
according to Bullard, are
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda,
Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, El
Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands
Antilles, Puerto Rico, Trinidad
& Tobago, Turks & Caicos,
Venezuela and St. Martin.

The Bahamas is the defend-
ingchampions. _,

Bullard said St. Vincent &
the Grenadines as well as St.
Kitts & Nevis had inquired par-
ticipation, but they were unable
to confirmed whether or not
they will attend.

Arendez, who was here three
years ago when the Bahamas



Pearson inducted
into Struthers High
School Hall of Fame

FROM page 11

with his mother, Christine Bur- }
rows and his cousin, Sharon }
: being hosted by ScotiaBank.

Fountain.

The father of a daughter, Dia- ;
mond Pearson, eventually went }
on to study at Norfolk State :
where he also played basketball :
and ran track, right around the :
same time that Olympian Chan- : .
dra Sturrup was the dominant :
i; Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on Wednesday before they

female sprinter.

After graduating in 1997 in :
business management, Pearson :
didn’t go on to take his game }
to professional level or pursued :
a shot at the Olympics in track :
: lists are descended.

and field.

Instead, he returned home }
and is now employed as a:
croupier at the Atlantis Casino. :

But looking back at his per- ;
formance in school, Pearson :
said because the induction is }
held every four years, it turned :
out to be an even greater thrill :
: where she placed seventh.

for him.

“It’s even more prestigious,” :
he summed up. “I was only }
there for two years and still :
dominated in two sports and :
still managed my academic :
: records, while newcomers Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace and

skills.”

Although he’s not actively :
involved in any of the sports, :
Pearson returned to St. Anne’s :
last year where he coached bas- :
ketball to fifth and sixth grade :
; where he was also ousted in the first round.

students.

CAC Championships
set for this weekend |

last hosted the Championships
in 2005, said the Bahamas and
the federation should be con-
gratulated for putting together
what is being anticipated as
another competitive champi-
onships.

“Right now, this is the third
CAC Championships to be
hosted in the Bahamas,” he
pointed out. “I see that you
have another 18 countries com-
ing here so that is a lot of ath-

‘letes, more than 100 athletes,

so it should be exciting.”

Also back for another cham-
pionships, Williams said on
behalf of the IFBB and all of
its executives, the Bahamas
Government and the federation
should be commended for host-
ing the championships.

“Our main concern is to sup-
port internationally the whole
idea of a healthy lifestyle, which
is not only good for us econom-
ically, but it’s good in the sense
of government because we want
to see people go out and live a
healthy lifestyle,” she stressed.

“This is something that we
see in our sport that is not just
good for bodybuilding, but for
fitness and to promote in our
schools how important in
Olympics or any other sport
around the world.”

Sumner said they were ready
for the championships.

“The government of the

FROM page 11

Bahamas
celebrations set

Bahamas has given us the finan-
cial assistance to get us to where
we are today,” stated Sumner,
who thanked Minister of Sports,
Desmond Bannister; Permanent
Secretary Archie Nairn and
Director of Sports Martin
Lundy for their personal assis-
tance.

“JT must also mention the
Ministry of Tourism and the
Minister of Tourism Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace for his
Tourism Ministry who came
through for the first time to
assist us.”

Bannister said they were
delighted that the CAC Cham-
pionships was being returned to
the Bahamas, especially because

‘the sport had been growing.

“We look forward to the con-
tinued relationships that our
federations have built interna-
tionally and any way that the
ministry can continue to help
them, we will support them,”
Bannister stated.

He mentioned that fact that
the Bahamas was coming off a
successful showing at the XXIX
Olympic Games in Beijing, Chi-
na with two medals, the best
performance per capita and was
another indication of the
Bahamas’ capacity to shine on
the international scene.

The final of the champi-
onships will take place on Sat-
urday, starting at 3 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, followed by a luncheon

On the Discovery Day holiday on Monday, October 13, the ath-
letes will be engaged in two different fund raising activities,
including a breakfast at the Hotel College Restaurant and a boat
cruise on the MV Yellow Bird.

Both events will be held for the victims of Hurricane Ike.

Tuesday, October 14, the athletes will pay a Courtesy Call
Day on Governor General Arthur Hanna, while they will visit

attend the House of Assembly and visit various schools in New
Providence.

From Thursday-Friday, October 16-17, the athletes are expect-
ed to head a tour of the Family Islands, touching islands such as
Grand Bahama and Eleuthera where at least three of the medal-

They are also expected to fly to hurricane stricken Inagua,
Mayaguana and Cat Island.

Then on Saturday, October 18, they are scheduled to attend the
gala awards banquet in the Imperial Ball Room of the Coral
Towers at Atlantis when the athletes will be presented with their
cash incentives from the government.

Additionally, veteran sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
made it to the final in both the women’s 100 and 200 metres

No other athlete made a final, but boxer Taureano ‘Reno’
Johnson fell one match shy of getting into the medal round in the
welterweight division. Sie

And although none of the swimmers made a final or semifinal,
veteran Jeremy Knowles smashed two of his three national

Alana Dillette inked their names on one each.

Veteran tennis player Mark Knowles and rookie Devin Mullings
teamed up in the men’s doubles, but they were eliminated in the
first round.

Mullings also got an alternate spot and competed in the singles

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Here’s a look at the list of
activities being planned for
Team Bahamas Olympic cele-
brations from October 11-18:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
National T-Shirt Day, spon-

i sored and coordinated by the
: Bahamas Olympic Association
: in cooperation with the Ministry
: of Youth, Sports and Culture.

e Proclamation of Team

Bahamas Week by Prime Min-
: ister Hubert Ingraham.

SATURDAY, 70222 1%

¢ Noon Arrival of athletes

and airport reception.

¢ 1 p.m. Motorcade ending at

Arawak Cay.

¢ 9 p.m. Musical Concert at

Arawak Cay in tribute to Team
: Bahamas, featuring local artists.

e Premiere release of Silver

Knights — Geno D.

Sunday, October 12
e 11 a.m. Service of Thanks-

giving — Christ Church Cathe-
: dral, George Street.

e 2 p.m. Lunch hosted by Sco-

tiaBank.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

e 9 a.m. Team Bahamas Hur-

? ricane Relief Fund Raiser:
: “Breakfasting Bahamian” —
i Hotel College Restaurant,
: Thompson Boulevard.

¢ 7 p.m. Team Bahamas hur-

: ricane Relief Fund Raiser:
i “Cruising with the Stars” —
: Prince George Dock, Bay Street
: on MV Yellow Bird.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
e 8:30 a.m. BreaKfast at

Police Headquarters.

e 10 a.m. Courtesy Call on

:- Governor General, Arthur
: Hanna.

e 12:30 p.m. Luncheon at

: Government House.

e 2 p.m. School visitations.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

e 10 a.m. Courtesy Call on

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
i ham.

e 11:30 a.m. Visit to Parlia-

; ment as guests of the Minister
: of Youth, Sports and Culture,
: Desmond Bannister as he reads
: resolution honoring Team
: Bahamas for its achievements
: at the Olympic Games.

¢ 12:30 p.m. Luncheon spon-

sored by Bahamas Olympic
; Association.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
e 7 a.m. Travel to Eleuthera.
e Noon Depart for Grand

Bahama.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
e 7 a.m. Depart for Matthew

Town, Inagua.

e 2 p.m. Depart for Cat
e 4:30 p.m. Depart for New

i Providence.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
e 11 a.m. Poster Autograph

Party (to be announced).

e 7 p.m. National reception

: & presentation of incentive
: awards, under the patronage of
: Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
i ham. .

’ SUNDAY, SCYOBER 1S
e 10 am. Departure of ath-

atte LEDGE LANG LA
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COLORADO ROCKIES’ Troy Tulowitzki, right, celebrates with Clint Barmes after both scored on Matt Hollida



Giants’ Osiris Matos in the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008.

Clint Barmes leads

y's double off San Francisco

Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

Lick

Rockies past Giants

@ BASEBALL
SAN FRANCISCO
Associated Press

CLINT BARMES homered,
doubled in two runs and singled
twice, Garrett Atkins hit a
three-run homer and the Col-
orado Rockies routed the San
Francisco Giants 15-6 on
Wednesday night.

‘Barmes scored four times and
finished with four RBIs. Jeff
Baker hit a solo homer, Chris
Tannetta’s two-run double in the
first staked the Rockies to an
early lead and Matt Holliday
added a two-run double to help
Livan. Hernandez (3-3) defeat
his former club.

Barmes matched his career
high with his 10th home run,
which he also did in 2005.
Barmes, batting leadoff, singled
in his first at-bat then hit a two-
out solo homer in the second.
The four hits equaled his career
best.



th,

new stock

Barmes moved up in the line-
up after center fielder Willy
Taveras was scratched with a
stress fracture in his right lower
leg that will sideline him the rest
of the season.

Colorado’s runs and its 18 hits
were the club’s most ever in the
Giants’ 9-year-old waterfront
ballpark.

Hernandez, who pitched
three-plus seasons for the Giants
including his final year during
their runner-up finish to the
Angels in the 2002 World Series,
even had a pair of hits. and
scored a run to help his cause.
He allowed 12 hits and five runs
in seven innings.

John Bowker went 3-for-5
with a home run and scored
three times for San Francisco,
which lost for the seventh time
in its last nine games after drop-
ping Tuesday’s series opener 9-

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doubles and an RBI as the
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with all the switches by both
teams.

Jonathan Sanchez (9-12) lost
for the eighth time in his last
nine decisions, done after 3 1-3
innings and just 74 pitches. The
left-hander was tagged for seven
runs — matching his season high
— and seven hits.

The Giants’ bullpen wasn’t
much better. Kevin Correia gave
up seven runs and seven hits in
two innings of relief.

In the top of the seventh
inning, the Giants had nine
rookies on the field for the first
time this season.

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ton will have back surgery Tues-
day to alleviate a disk problem.
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Left to carry on “Jay Boy's” legacy of love is his devoted -
partner, Tamara Smith; daughters, Jasonnique
and Tamia Smith; father, Albert “Cop” H. Smith Sr.;
stepmother, Donna Smith; aunts, lvamae Smith,
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Sean Adderley; cousins, James, Robert, Toriano, Dre’,
Michael Jr.; Franlee, TeAnjay, Amanda of New York,
Crystal, Phillesha, Natalie; Tanya, Kayline, Gayline,
Deja’, Shavonne and Roberto; numerous family and
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and. family, Veronica Mackey and family, Mr. and Ms.
Alfred Brown and family, Mr..and Mrs. Livingston Brown
and family, Brenda and Glenda Bain-and families, Pat
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Galveston allows residents to return

@ GALVESTON, Texas their island community for the before the city was reopened at __ return sooner because it might years. The home was inundated _ hurts,” he said.
first time since Ike battered the 6 a.m. have allowed him to save more _ by 4 feet of water. . The shock of finding their
KEN HOLMAN had some _ city 10 days earlier. Ken Holman said he wished _ of his mother’s belongings from “Just the fact it took us this homes in ruins was overwhelm-

city leaders had let residents the house she lived in for 56 long to get in here, that kind of ing for some residents.

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from hauling away buckets of _ electricity, medical care and sew-
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costs rise
‘over 100%’

* Operating costs and
falling revenues impose
‘tremendous burden’,
making it |
difficult for Bahamas
hotels to be profitable
* ‘Challenging may be
an understatement’ in
describing business
environment

* Talks with Chinese
institutions most
promising for Baha Mar

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Baha Mar’s two Cable
Beach resorts have seen utili-
ties costs more than double
for 2008 to-date, a senior exec-
utive telling Tribune Business
yesterday that this had
imposed a “tremendous bur-
den” at made it virtually
impossible for it and other
Bahamas-based resorts to be
profitable.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s

senior vice-president for exter-
nal and government affairs,
said the hotel industry was
being squeezed on both sides -
by “extremely soft” tourist
demand as a result of the glob-
al economy’s woes on one
side, and
by soaring
operating
cost rises
on the
other.

“Not
only is
business
extremely
soft, but
there are
some real
costs of
opera-
tions
here,” Mr Sands explained.
“Labour remains a real chal-
lenge with depressed business
levels, and the cost of utilities
has had a further dampening
effect on business.”

When asked about how dif-
ficult the current operating
environment was for Bahami-
an hoteliers, Mr Sands replied:
“Challenging may be an
understatement. We [Baha
Mar’s resorts, the Wyndham
and Sheraton] have exceeded
a 100 per cent increase year-
over-year for utilities, basical-
ly electricity. That’s a tremen-

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Businesses in ‘lose-lose
situation’ on theft fight

Dionisio D’Aguilar

Chamber officials:



‘Huge concerns’ on -
EPA implementation

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Top Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce officials have “huge
concerns” about this nation’s
ability and will to implement its

’ obligations under the Econom-

ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA), and are eager for the
Government to divulge its strat-
egy and timelines in this area.

Hank Ferguson, an economist
who acted as the Chamber’s
main trade adviser over the
EPA, told Tribune Business:
“We have some concerns about
the implementation, and want
to know the specifics of the
Government’s plan to imple-
ment the commitments and
when they will table the
enabling legislation in Parlia-
ment.

“There is no point in signing
an agreement if you’re not will-
ing to implement the commit-
ments..

“Our priority now is to hear
what the Government’s plan is
in terms of implementation and
the broader issue of us prepar-
ing our economy.”

The Bahamas and all other

-CARIFORUM countries, bar

Guyana and Haiti, are due to
sign the EPA trade agreement
with the European Union (EV)
next month.

However, to give effect to this
nation’s commitments under the
EPA, Parliament will have to

pass enabling legislation drafted

by the Government - and the
date for a debate on this, and
when the legislation will be
ready, has not been announced.

Apart from numerous leg-
islative reforms, Mr Ferguson
pointed out that the EPA
required the Bahamas to estab-
lish a competition regulator and
competition policy by 2013; re-
organise its Customs Depart-
ment; and create a Standards
Bureau. And that is just for
starters,

The Bahamas will need to
establish a Rules of Origin
regime, so that it can determine
whether a product imported
into this nation has been pro-
duced in an EU country or not.
If it has, it will then be subject to
lower or no customs duties at
the Bahamas’ borders, whereas
a product not originating in the
EU will currently have to pay
the existing higher rates.

While the Bahamas had the
“beginnings” of a Rules of Ori-
gin regime, Mr Ferguson said
“we definitely have to move
that forward”.

In. addition, while the
Bahamas had the initial mak-
ings of subsidy and anti-dump-
ing legislation, this had to be
transferred from policy into law.
The Chamber adviser said it
was unclear whether the Gov-
ernment had carried out “‘a true
analysis of what the cost of
implementing the EPA” will be
for the Bahamas.

“What is the cost of legisla-



Business leaders say they never recover cash and

merchandise police take as evidence for theft inquiries

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian businesses are in
a “lose-lose situation” if they

call the police to arrest either .

customers or employees for
theft, two senior executives told
Tribune Business yesterday,

Philip Simon

tive reform,” Mr Ferguson
asked. “What is the cost of
implementing a Standards
Bureau with staff? What is the

SEE page 11B




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because they never recovered
cash and merchandise taken by
the: law enforcement, authori-
ties for evidence. 4
Christopher Lowe, operations
manager at Kelly’s (Freeport)
and a former Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce presi-
dent, said: “No business has any

incentive to prosecute thieves
because the goods being stolen,
if it’s money or merchandise,
are taken as evidence-and nev-
er returned. The company loses
anyway.
“You never get them back,
so why would any business pur-
sue it. You lose it anyhow.

We’ve probably got several
hundred dollars ‘worth of mer-

‘ chandise down there [the police

station] that'we’ll never get
back.” 2

Mr Lowe said he recalled that
rather than prosecute customers

. SEE page 4

Boyne (seh Mawes Ole eel
hit Bahamian businesses

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian contractors and other service
providers are being placed “at a disadvantage”
in seeking legal redress because major foreign
developers are requiring them to sign contracts
governed by law in foreign jurisdictions, Tri-
bune Business was told yesterday.

Stephen Wrinkle, the Bahamian Contrac-
tors Association’s (BCA) president, said that if
a dispute broke out with a major investor in the
Bahamas over a contract that had a foreign
jurisdiction as its primary governing law/loca-

tion for resolution,
Bahamian companies *
would be unable to cope

with the extra costs,
time and travelling
involved in fighting for
their legal rights.
“What we find is hap-
pening with multina-
tional developers, and
found particularly with
Baha Mar, is that they

SEE.page 5B

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BEC to spend ‘well over $300m' on fuel

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC) will this
year spend “well over” $300
million in, purchasing fuel to
drive its generators and tur-
bines, its customs duties
payable to the Government
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of the cost of fuel” as a result
of soaring global oil prices,
which this year peaked at
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prices had risen rapidly in
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tributing a portion of the pro-
ceeds from this year’s BHA
Annual Golf Tournament on
October 12 to hurricane dis-
aster relief and recovery, giv-
en Hurricane Ike’s impact on
Inagua, in addition to sup-
porting student scholarships.

Now in its 10th year, the
golf tournament has grown in
stature and participation since
it was first established in 1999.
In addition to supporting stu-

dent scholarships and educa- |

tion-related activities, it has
also assisted with past hurri-
cane relief efforts in Grand
Bahama

“We are pleased that golfers
and businesses are coming
together to support these
important efforts,” said Rus-

sell Miller, the Bahamas Hotel °

Association’s president.

“The tournament has broad
support from the nation’s
business community and sup-
pliers of goods and services to
the industry, providing an
avenue to have fun while sup-
porting worthwhile causes.

“In particular, it is an event
well-supported by many of
those businesses which benefit
from the hotel tourism indus-
try, and a way in which they
thank us for the role we play
in the industry.”

This year’s event is sched-
uled for Sunday, October 12,
2008, at the Wyndham Cable
Beach Golf Course.

Registration begins at 7.15
am and golfers must be regis-
tered in advance.

“Given the worthwhile and
timely causes we are support-
ing, we are hoping to exceed
last year’s 80 golfers.



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far to see the level of sponsor
support and golfer registra-
tion which has been forth-
coming” said tournament
chairman Michael Hooper.

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ber of exciting prizes to entice
as many players as possible.”

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include: Bahamas Food Ser-
vices, Sun Oil Ltd, BTC, the
d’Albenas Agency, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas), and Royal
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Tentative deal on
US bailout reached

@ By JENNIFER LOVEN
and JULIE HIRSCHFELD
DAVIS
WASHINGTON

Key members of Congress
claimed agreement Thursday on
an outline and crucial details of an
urgent multibillion-dollar plan to
stave off national economic dis-
aster, but a historic White House
meeting with President Bush, the
two men fighting to replace him
and other congressional leaders
broke up with conflicts in plain
view, according to the Associated
Press.

After six days of intensive talks
on the $700 billion package
urgently requested by the Bush
administration, with Wall Street
tottering and the presidential
election nearing, there was more
confusion than clarity.

A tentative accord in principle
among influential Democratic
and Republican lawmakers was
announced at midday, giving the
Bush administration just a frac-
tion of the money it wanted up
front, with half the $700 billion
total subject to a congressional
veto, congressional aides said.

But conservatives were still in
revolt, balking at the astonishing
price tag of the proposal and the
heavy hand of government that
it would place on private mar-

kets. Sen. Richard Shelby of

Alabama, the top Republican on
the Senate Banking Committee,
emerged from the White House
meeting to say the announced
agreement “is obviously no agree-
ment.”

Both of Congress’ Republican
leaders, Rep. John Boehner and
Sen. Mitch McConnell, also

denied there was any deal. And .

the White House called the earli-
er announcement progress but
also said it was reviewing the out-
line with more work needed to
finalize a bill for Congress to rush
into law.

There is wide agreement the
U.S. economy is in peril, with
financial institutions going under
or near the edge and recession
looming along with the resulting
layoffs and increased home fore-
closures.

There had been hopes for
broad agreement, too, on a pre-
scription by now, with a confi-
dent White House announcement
by the president, John McCain,
Barack Obama and congression-
al leaders.

But the best McConnell would

é

say afterward was, “It’s clear that
more progress is needed and we
must continue to work together
quickly to protect our economy.’

One group of House GOP law-
makers circulated an alternative
that would put much less focus
on a government takeover of fail-
ing institutions’ sour assets. This
proposal would have the govern-
ment provide insurance to com-
panies that agree to hold frozen
assets, rather than have the gov-
ernment purchase the assets. Rep
Eric Cantor, R-Va., said the idea
would be to remove the burden of
the bailout from taxpayers and
place it, over time, on Wall Street
instead.

‘Democrat Obama and Repub-
lican McCain, who have both
sought to distance themselves
from the unpopular Bush, sat
down with the president at the
White House for an hourlong
afternoon session that was strik-
ing“in this brutally partisan season
— but also, according to one par-
ticipant, “a full-throated discus-
sion.” By also including Congress’
Democratic and Republican lead-
ers, the meeting gathered nearly
all Washington’s political power
structure at one long table in a
small West Wing room.

“All of us around the table ...
know we've got to get something
done as quickly as possible,” Bush
told reporters, brought in for only
the start of the meeting. Obama
and McCain were at distant ends
of the oval table, not even in each
other’s sight lines. Bush, playing
host in the middle, was flanked
by Congress’ two Democratic
leaders, House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid.

All the visitors left the White
House without talking to a huge
media group.

Under the accord announced
hours earlier among key law-
makers, the Treasury secretary
would get $250 billion immedi-
ately and could have an addition-
al $100 billion if he certified it
was needed, an approach
designed to give lawmakers a
stronger hand in controlling the
unprecedented rescue. Aides
described the details on condi-
tion of anonymity because they
were not authorized to speak
publicly.

The plan’s centerpiece still is
for the government to buy the
toxic, mortgage-based assets of
shaky financial institutions in a
bid to keep them from going

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of ruinous events, including
wiped-out retirement savings, ris-
ing home foreclosures, closed
businesses, and lost jobs.

The Bush administration has
made near-daily concessions to
demands from the right and the
left, among them a limit on pay
for executives of bailed-out finan-
cial institutions and an equity
stake in rescued companies for
the government.

Despite the Republican outcry,
Banking Chairman Chris Dodd,
D-Conn., and Republican Sen.
Bob Bennett, among others, said

the negotiators from Congress
and the administration had
arrived at a deal that could win
approval.

Other key lawmakers said that
after days of bare-knuckles nego-
tiations there was little of note
left to resolve.

Wall Street showed its pleasure
— but the markets closed before
the White House meeting and
before the negative Republican
comments started piling up.

The Dow Jones industrials ,

closed some 196 points higher,
though that was down from larg-
er gains earlier in the day.

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New home sales, factory
orders fall in August

@ WASHINGTON

Weekly jobless claims surged to the highest level in seven years,
durable goods orders took a bigger-than-expected tumble and new
home sales plunged to the slowest pace in 17 years, according to gov-
ernment data released Thursday.

The latest trifecta of bad news about the economy. raised new wor-
ries about a possible recession and underscored the concerns that are
driving Congress and the White House to reach agreement on an his-
toric bailout of the financial system.

The Labor Department reported that jobless claims jumped by
32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 493,000 last week, the highest level since
shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and far above what
economists had been expecting.

Labor Department analysts said that Hurricanes Ike and Gustav
added about 50,000 claims, but even discounting the adverse impact
from job disruptions i in Louisiana and Texas, the four-week average for
claims rose to 445,000, the highest it has been since November 2001, the
month the last recession ended. reli naing

In a second report, the Commerce Department said that new orders
to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by 4.5 percent last
month, led by a big drop in demand for airplanes but also reflecting
weakness in everything from autos to primary metals and machinery.

It was the largest setback since a 4.7 percent fall in durable goods
orders in January and raised worries that the weakening economy
was causing corporations to cut back on their investment spending
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situation’ on theft fight

FROM page 1B

caught stealing goods, City Mar-
kets’ stores on Grand Bahama
instead made them pay triple
the price and then kicked them
out of the store.

While his own business, Kel-
ly’s (Freeport), had “a zero tol-
erance approach to employee
and customer theft, Mr Lowe
since there was “very little tol-
erance for the rights” of busi-

ness shown by the court system,
the firm instead just recovered
the stolen merchandise from
those it caught and barred them
from the store.

“They [the police] take the
goods as evidence and they nev-
er return them,” Mr Lowe said.
“They never give it back to you,
so you lose anyway. It’s a lose-
lose situation.”

He was supported by
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president Dionisio

D’ Aguilar, who told Tribune
Business that his Superwash
laundromat business had nev-
er recovered stolen funds taken
by the police as evidence.

He explained: “If you catch
an employee stealing, and catch
them with the money, the police

take the money as evidence and

no matter who you call, you
never get the cash back.

“You don’t ever see it again.
No one at the police station can
ever find it, and no one knows

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NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT
(CHAPTER 326)

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anything about it. Businessmen
worry about calling the police
because they take the stolen
cash and merchandise as evi-
dence and you never get it
back.”

Mr D’ Aguilar said he now
insisted that the police not
remove cash registers from his
laundromats to search for foren-

_Sic evidence when they fell vic-

tim to an armed robbery, due
to fears that it and the money
inside would not be returned.

The Chamber president also
cited one episode where his in-
store surveillance caught a cus-
tomer reaching across the
counter to steal $20 from the
till.

He added that the police
were called, the suspect
searched and the $20 note was
found. Yet he never received
the money back as it was taken
by the police for evidence.

In addition, Mr D’ Aguilar
said that he had never in his

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the police as to when they were
taking a case to court if he
reported an employee for steal-
ing. He added that businesses
needed to “sit” on the officer
who took down the original
incident report, and repéatedly
call to ask when the case was
going to court to get any
progress.

“Business people forget it.
We give up,” Mr D’ Aguilar said
in relation to the justice and
judicial systems. “It doesn’t
work for us.’

US tax ees
battle awaits

@ WASHINGTON

The House on Thursday intro-
duced a $57 billion measure to
extend and expand tax breaks,
putting it on a collision course
with the Senate, according to the
Associated Press.

The upper chamber moved its
own version of the tax bill earlier
this week. At stake in the waning
hours of this congressional ses-
sion is tax policy affecting billions
of dollars in business’investment
and millions of taxpayers, includ-,
ing more than 20 million exposed
to the alternative minimum tax.

The House, steered by fiscally
conservative Democrats, says the
tax relief should be paired as
much as possible with new tax
revenues so as not to worsen the
federal deficit. The tax breaks are
important, said House Majority
Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., “but
it is simply wrong to pay for it by
once more whipping out the
national credit card.”

, Senate Republicans object to
almost anything smacking of a tax
increase. The House bill, which
appears headed for a vote Friday,
has about $15 billion in tax incen-
tives for investments in renew-
able energy resources such as
wind, solar, geothermal and water
power. It has tax breaks for car-
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‘has a new credit for purchasers
of plug-in electric drive vehicles.

The legislation also renews,
mostly for two years and at a cost
of $42 billion, dozens of targeted
tax breaks that expired at the end
of last year or will expire at the
end of this year. The biggest is
the $18 billion R&D credit, but
there are also extensions of cred-
its for teachers with out-of pock-
et expenses, people paying col-
lege tuition and people living in
states with state and local gener-
al sales taxes. The refundable
child tax credit is expanded, at a
cost of $3 billion.

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NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT

(CHAPTER 326)

{t is hereby notified pursuant to Section 5
Encouragement Act, Chapter 326 that the Minister is about to consider
whether the manufacturer specified in the first column of the table below
should be declared an "APPROVED MANUFACTURER" in relation to
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Bahamian businesses

FROM page 1B

wanted to base the contract on
New York state or another
jurisdiction’s law,” Mr Wrinkle
told Tribune Business.
“It is a problem and needs to
be addressed. Baha Mar is not
‘the sole one. We brought this
“up and said the contract exe-
‘cuted with a Bahamian con-
‘ tractor in the Bahamas should
‘be subject to Bahamian law.”
Several examples of this phe-
* nomenon exist. Baha Mar’s dis-
pute with Harrah’s Entertain-
“ment over the latter’s with-
drawal from the $2.4 billion
Cable Beach project is being
, Played out in the state of New
York courts, which was the
" Same venue in which Island
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sue the British Colonial Hilton’s
owners over the now-failed
downtown Nassau marina pro-
ject.
Mr Wrinkle yesterday sug-
gested that one reason why
, developers were requiring
Bahamian contractors, profes-
sionals and service providers to
‘ sign contracts whose primary
legal jurisdiction was foreign
was because this was often
' where their debt financing orig-

inated from. As conditions
precedent for Bahamas-based
developments to receive financ-
ing, Mr Wrinkle suggested that
the financiers stipulated that all
contracts be subject to their
home legal jurisdiction as a way
to protect/provide security for
their funds. °

Yet this was not so good for
Bahamian companies. “We
have absolutely no way what-
soever of going to the US and
fighting after the fact,” Mr
Wrinkle explained.

“Once the work is carried out
and we’re not able to have any
legal redress in the Bahamas,
this leaves us exposed. It’s
something that needs to looked
at. It should be included in the
law and in the approvals process
and Heads of Agreements.”

Mr Wrinkle added: “We have
absolutely no way of recover-
ing anything in New York state.
It places a totally unfair burden
and risk on the Bahamian con-
tractor.”

The issue had been raised at
the regular joint meeting
between the contractors, archi-
tects, engineers and others
involved with the construction
industry, which was attended
by Chamber of Commerce pres-
ident Dionisio D’ Aguilar.

Mr Wrinkle said Mr
D’ Aguilar was concerned that
by making an overseas jurisdic-
tion the primary legal base for
resolving construction contract
disputes, it set a “precedent”
that could be applied to agree-
ments with Bahamian service
suppliers and all other indus-
tries.

When contacted on the mat-
ter yesterday, Mr D’ Aguilar
said: “What investors are try-
ing to do now is set up contracts
which are administered by the
laws of the state of New York,
the state of Connecticut. They
are trying to put in building con-
tracts that they must be admin-
istered by the laws of the state
of Florida, the state of
Delaware.

“That puts you at a disad-
vantage if you’re a Bahamian
businessman taking action
against a foreign developer, and
it’s under the laws of their home
town. The cost of getting
redress is astronomical as you
have to fly to New York,
Delaware and hire lawyers.”

However, Mr D’ Aguilar said
the backlog of cases in the
Bahamian courts meant that
businessmen could “never get
redress” for contracts governed
by this nation’s laws.

| 2008
* CLE/QUI/00491

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND
HENRY ALEXANDER DARVILLE AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
ESTATE OF HENRY SAMUEL DARVILLE

NOTICE

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 62.30 acres referred to as
Parcel “A” being Portion of Original Crown Grant of Marmaduke Wright (D-76)
and known as ‘WoodHill’ situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island
of Long Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the
West bounded by a 15 feet wide road reservation know as Old Crown Road
running thereon Six Hundred Eight-eight and Fifty-five hundredths (688.55)
square feet more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the
property of Errol Mortimer running thereon One Thousand Four Hundred Eight-
nine and Eight square feet hundredths (1,489.08) more or less on the South
East bounded by land now or formerly the property of Donald Burrows running
thereon Four Hundred Forty-six and Sixty-eight hundredths (446.68) square feet
more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the property of
Donald Burrows running thereon One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-eight and
Nineteen hundredths (1,998.19) square feet more or less on the North bounded
by land now or formerly the property of Donald Burrows running thereon One
Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-seven and Sixty-five hundredths (1,297.65)
square feet more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the
property of James Major running thereon Two Hundred Thirty-five and Eighty-
nine hundredths (235.89) square feet more or less on the East bounded by a 20
feet wide Crown Road Reservation and by land now or formerly the property of
James Major and Bishop Herman Dean running thereon One Thousand Eight
Hundred Fifty-six and Fifteen hundredths (1,856.15) square feet more or less on
the South bounded by a 20 feet wide road reservation known as Wood Hill Farm
Road running thereon Four Thousand Twenty-four and Sixty-eight hundredths

(4,024.68) square feet more or less.

AND

Banks, investment firms ramp up Fed borrowing

. B WASHINGTON

_ .Banks and investment firms ramped up borrowing
from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facil-
ity over the past week, more proof of the credit
stresses plaguing the country.

. A Fed report released Thursday said commer-
cial banks averaged $39.36 billion in daily borrowing
over the past week. That compared with a daily
average of $21.6 billion in the previous week. For the
week ending Wednesday, investment firms drew
$88.15 billion. In a change, this category was broad-
ened to include any loans that were made to the
U.S. and London-based broker-dealer subsidiaries of
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

Last week, Wall Street firms averaged $20.3 billion
in daily borrowing.

The report comes as Washington policymakers
battle the worst credit crisis since the Great Depres-
sion. The Bush administration has proposed to Con-
gress a $700 billion financial bailout to stem the
fallout.

-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has urged quick

.. action, warning that failing to do so would let prob-
lems fester, pushing the country into a recession
and driving unemployment and home foreclosures
even higher.

Investment houses in March were given similar,
emergency-loan privileges as commercial banks

_ after a run on Bear Stearns pushed what was the

» nation's fifth-largest investment bank to the brink of
bankruptcy. The situation raised fears that other
Wall Street firms might be in jeopardy.

Bear Stearns was eventually taken over by JPMor-
gan Chase & Co. in a deal that involved the Fed's

financial backing. The identities of commercial banks
and investment houses that borrow are not released.
Commercial banks and investment companies now
pay 2.25 percent in interest for the loans.

In the broadest use of the central bank's lending
power since the 1930s, the Fed in March scrambled
to avert a market meltdown by giving investment
houses a place to go for emergency overnight loans.
The Fed has since extended those. loan privileges into
next year.

The Fed's expanded lending programs, its involve-
ment in the Bear Stearns rescue and the govern-
ment's bailout of mortgage finance giants Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac have spurred concerns that
taxpayers could be on the hook for billion of dollars,
and that the actions encourage "moral hazard,"
where companies take on extra risks because they
believe the government will come to their aid.

Separately, as part of efforts to relieve credit
strains, the Fed auctioned nearly $37.5 billion in
super-safe Treasury securities to investment com-
panies Thursday. Bids were placed for $61.2 billion
worth of the securities.

‘In exchange for the 28-day loans-of Treasury »

securities, bidding companies can put up as collateral
more risky investments.

These include certain mortgage-backed securi-
ties and bonds secured by federally guaranteed stu-
dent loans.

The auction program, which began March 27, is
intended to make investment companies more
inclined to lend to each other.

A second goal is providing relief to the distressed
market for mortgage-linked securities and for stu-
dent loans.

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ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 57.94 acres feferred to as
Parcel “B” being Portion of Original Crown Grant to Lewis Johnson (D-124) and
known as ‘Woodhill’ situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island of Long
Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the East
bounded by a 20 feet wide Crown Road Reservation and by land now or formerly
the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon Five Hundred Eighty-nine and
Sixteen hundredths (589.16) square feet more or-less on the South bounded
by land now or formerly the property of Rufus Mortimer running thereon Two
Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-two and Sixty-three hundredths (2,232.63) square
feet more or less on the South bounded by land now or formerly:the property of
Rufus Mortimer running thereon Five Hundred One and Fifty-five hundredths
(501.55) square feet more or less on the South West bounded by land and or
formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running thereon Two Hundred Two

and Thirteen hundredths (202.13) square feet more or less on the South bounded .

by land now or formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running thereon
One Hundred Ninety-five and Eleven hundredths (195.11) square feet more
or less on the South West bounded by land the property of Macfield Mortimer
running thereon Four Hundred Fifty-three and Seventy-five hundredths (453.75)
square feet more or less on the North West bounded by land now or formerly
the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Ninety-five and
Forty hundredths hundredths (195.40) square feet more or less on the South
West bounded by land now or formerly the property of Macfield Mortimer running
thereon Two Hundred Seventy-four and Twenty-nine hundredths (274.29) square
feet more or less on the South East bounded by land now or formerly the property
of Macfield Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Sixty-seven and Twenty-two
hundredths. (167.22) square feet more. or less:.on the South West bounded by
land now, or formerly: the property: of Macfield Mortimer. running. thereon Two
Hundred Sixteen and Sixty-six hundredths (216.66) square feet more or less on
the North West bounded by Vacant Crown Land running thereon One Thousand
One Hundred Twelve and Sixteen hundredths (1'112.16) square feet more or
less on the North East bounded by a twenty feet wide road reservation known
as Wood Hill Road running thereon One Thousand Eighty-one and Twenty-one
hundredths (1081.29) square feet more or less on the North East bounded by
a twenty feet wide road reservation partly known as Wood Hill Road and partly
known as Wood Hill Farm Road running thereon Three Thousand Nine Hundred
Forty-eight and Forty-nine hundredths (3,948.49) square feet more or less.

AND

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 2.09 acres referred to as Parcel
“C” being Portion of Original Crown Grant to Anthony Friar (D-128) and known
as ‘Woodhill’ situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island of Long Island
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the South East
bounded by land now or formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running
thereon Four Hundred Forty and Forty hundredths (440.40) square feet more
or less on the South West bounded by land now or formerly the property of the
Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Sixteen and Sixty-

five hundredths (116.65) square feet more or less on the South West bounded .—

by land now or formerly the property of the Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running
thereon Sixty-six and Sixty-nine hundredths (66.69) square feet more or less on
the South West bounded by land now or formerly the property of the Estate of
Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon Sixty-one and Fifty-four hundredths (61.54)
square feet more or less on the North West bounded by land now or formerly
the property of the Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon Two Hundred
Fifty-one and Thirty-three hundredths (251.33) square feet more or less on the

North East by a road_reservation known as Old Crown Road and by land now

or formerly the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon Three Hundred
Sixty-one and Seventeen hundredths (361.17) square .feet more or less.

Henry Alexander Darville as Personal Representative of the Estate of Henry
Samuel Darville claims to be the owner in fee simple of the said land free
from encumbrances and has. made application to the Supreme Court in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas under section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act

A plan of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours in the
following places:

The Registry of the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau;
The Office of the Administrator in Long Island

c) The Chambers of Callenders & Co., One Millars Court, Nassau, The
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Petitioner.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before
the 25" day of November A.D. 2008 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form,
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file
and serve a statement of his claim on or before the said 25" day of November
A.D. 2008 will operate as a bar to such claim.

CALLENDERS & CO.
Chambers
One Millars Court
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner

-wete BRET
PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008

a PCE ea a
BEC to spend ‘well over $300m’ on fuel

FROM page 1B

“The cost of oil has had a major
impact on the Corporation’s financial
position,” Mr Basden told Tribune
Business.

“Prior to the relief provided by
the Government, all the customs
duty payable on fuel had to be
absorbed by the Corporation.

“Customs duties were $5-$6 mil-
lion in 2001, but were $20 million-
plus as of last year.”

The Government in its 2008-2009

Budget gave BEC a two-year tax.

exemption from paying a 10 per cent
customs duty and 7 per cent Stamp
Duty rate on its fuel imports, effec-
tively a 17 per cent tax rate.

The Corporation previously had
to absorb the customs duty payments
into its operating costs, and could
only pass the 7 per cent Stamp Duty
on to consumers via the fuel sur-
charge.

While BEC had “just under” $1
billion in assets on its balance sheet,
Mr Basden said its per annum rev-
enue figures “can be misleading”.

“When BEC’s revenue grow, it
does not equate to more money com-
ing into the Corporation; it equates
to more money going out in spending
on fuel,” he explained.

Mr Basden said residential cus-
tomers who consumed less than 800
kilowatt hours of electricity per

month would first see the effects of.

the Government’s surcharge to cap

the fuel surcharge at $0.15 per kilo-
watt hour in their October bills.

The Government also stipulated
that BEC was to reconnect cus-
tomers who had failed to pay their
bills in full.

Also, those disconnected cus-
tomers who paid 25 per cent of the
outstanding amount by October 10,
2008, and agreed to pay the remain-
der over two years, were to be recon-
nected.

“All accounts that are capable of
being reconnected have been con-
nected,” Mr Basden said. “By and
large, all who could have been con-
nected have been reconnected.”

Mr Basden added that BEC was
planning a number of network
upgrades, including expanding its

Clifton Pier power plant with the
addition of a 240 mega watt (MW)
diesel turbine generator; a new pow-
er station in Abaco; and upgrades in
Exuma and Eleuthera. Renewable
energy was also a focus as well.

A key focus was “improvements
to existing plant and dealing with the
growth that has taken place in New
Providence and the Family Islands”.

“Those are major hurdles that we
have to overcome,” Mr Basden said.
“That speaks to financing.”

The issue of BEC’s capital needs
and financing, such as a bond issue,
was presently being assessed by the
Government and the Board.

“We’re probably looking at $300
million in the short-term, but are
overall needs continue to increase.”

THE TRIBUNE

Meanwhile, former BEC chairman
Al Jarrett clarified yesterday that fig-
ures he had previously quoted as
being technical losses the Corpora-
tion had suffered were in fact these
combined with non-technical losses
resulting from incidents such as theft.

The former BEC chairman said
yesterday that according to the
records which he had kept, in 2001
technical losses increased to 15.1
per cent of revenue; in 2002 it was
14.9 per cent; in 2003, 13.8 per cent;
in 2004, 14.4 per cent; and in 2005
14.3 per cent.

These figures were technical and
non-technical losses combined, Mr
Jarrett said yesterday.

NAD

Nassau Airport

Development Company

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is about to embark ona transformation of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The design will evoke the spectacular beauty of The Bahamas and the mission of NAD is to operate
the airport to be safe, friendly, clean, efficient and profitable with a local sense of place.

NAD invites interested Contractors and Suppliers to attend a Contractors Briefing to review
impending expansion plans. The airport will be expanded in 3 stages over the next 5 years and
will generally include:

Stage 1

+ New US Terminal & Pier 247,000 sq. ft.;

+ Approximately 1,000,000 sq ft of new Asphalt Apron;
- New parking facilities and roadways;

Stage 2

- Selective Demolition & Construction of New International Arrivals Terminal and International
Departures Pier 226,000 sq. ft;
Approximately 200,000 sq. ft of Asphalt Apron Rehabilitation;
Removal and rebuilding of existing parking facilities;

Stage 3

+ New Domestic / International Departures Terminal and Domestic Arrivals 112,000 sq. ft;
- Approximately 30,000 sq. ft of Asphalt Apron Rehabilitation; and

+ Minor landside improvements

Other components of the project include:
+ Demolition
« Landscaping
« Apron Drive Bridges
Elevators and Escalators.
Baggage and Building Systems

21, 2008 in Salons, It &ill of the Wyndha
y Street, Nassau, Bahamas and will also revi
al requirements for the Airport Expansion Projec

We look forward to seeing you there.

~ EG CAPITAL MAI

RKETS
ROYAL > FIDELITY e& * BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

Pf he GO INT TAN TN

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste

. Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S81)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco iY
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities ,
J. S. Johnson

October, 2017
October, 2022
May, 2013

1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + a T%
1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + Prime + 1.75%
.1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +

9

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

Bahamas Supermarkets
RND
Fund Name Divs Yield%
Colina Bond Fund * 3.09% 5.27%
Colina MS! Preferred Fund 0.81% 4.78%
Colina Money Market Fund 2.81% 4.21%
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund -5.70% 5.40%
Fidelity Prime Income Fund , 3.80% 5.77%
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund 1.01% 1.01%
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund

31-Jul-08
31-Aug-08
19-Sep-08
31-Aug-08
31-Aug-08
31-Dec-07
30-Jun-08
31-Dec-07
31-Aug-08
29-Aug-08
29-Aug-08
29-Aug-08

-10.40% -10.40%
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.84% 1.84%
FG Financial Growth Fund 1.12% 1.12%
Oi i ee

12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask % - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weokly Vol, - Trading value of the prior week
EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mthe
NAV - Net Assot Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
+ - Nominal value = $1000.00

MMW Ze Bi
BISX ALL SHARE INDE 5
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
est closing price In last 52 weeks
- Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

divided by the last 12 month earnings
plit - Effective Date 6/8/2007
B-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

7) TO TRADE CALL: CPAL 24

(SS) - 4-for-1 St

Joint Liquidator

NOTICE

MOSAIC COMPOSITE LIMITED (U.S.), INC.
(In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
Liquidation. The Joint Official Liquidators were appointed on the
23" day of January 2007 in the names of George Clifford Culmer,
and Raymond Massi. d

All persons having claims against the above named Company are
required on or before the 15" day of October 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Joint Official Liquidators, C/O BDO Mann Judd, P. O. Box
N-10144, 3â„¢ Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau,
Bahamas, or via email: info@bdomannjudd.com or, in default
thereof they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

Dated this 25" day of August 2008.

RAYMOND MASSI
Joint Liquidator

GEORGE CLIFFORD CULMER
Joint Liquidator

NOTICE
MOSAIC COMPOSITE (U.S.) LIMITED
Notice is hereby given as follows:

MOSAIC COMPOSITE (U.S.) LIMITED is in dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000. :

The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 19" day of
May, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

The Joint Official Liquidators of the said Company are George
Clifford Culmer, C/O BDO Mann Judd P. O. Box N-10144, 3"
Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas, and
Raymond Massi c/o RSM Richter, 2, Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal
(Quebec) H3Z 3C2

Dated this 25" of August 2008

RAYMOND MASSI
Joint Official

GEORGE CLIFFORD CUMER
Joint Official Liquidator
Liquidator

NOTICE

OLYMPUS UNIVEST LTD.
(In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
Liquidation, the Joint Official Liquidators were appointed on the
6" day of February 2006 in the names of George Clifford Culmer,
and Raymond Massi.

All persons having claims against the above named Company are
required on or before the 15" day of October 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Joint Official Liquidators, C/O BDO Mann Judd, P. O. Box N-
10144, 3â„¢ Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas,
or via email: info@bdomannjudd.com or, in default thereof they
may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before
such debts are proved.

Dated this 25" day of August 2008.

RAYMOND MASSI

GEORGE CLIFFORD CULMER
, Joint Liquidator

NOTICE

OLYMPUS UNIVEST LTD.
(In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given as follows:

OLYMPUS UNIVEST LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000.

The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 19" day of
May, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

The Joint Official Liquidators of the said Company are George
Clifford Culmer, C/O BDO Mann Judd P. O. Box N-10144, 3"
Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas, and
Raymond Massi c/o RSM Richter, 2, Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal
(Quebec) H3Z 3C2

Dated this 25" of August 2008

RAYMOND MASSI
Joint Official

GEORGE CLIFFORD CUMER
Joint Official Liquidator
Liquidator


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Baha Mar sees electricity costs rise ‘over 100%’

FROM page 1B

dous burden.”

The electricity bill increase
involved seven-tigure sums,
Mr Sands confirmed, adding
-that while Baha Mar and oth-
er operators understood that it
was related to record global

oil prices, it was nevertheless _

having a severe impact on the
hotel industry’s competitive-
ness and bottom line profits.
“We understand that there
are swings, and that there are
ups and downs in our busi-
ness,” he added. “I don’t think
we anticipated a roller-coaster,
but we obviously recognise

there will be highs and lows. °

“But the swings in the last

six months have been very
severe in terms of soft busi-
ness and dramatic increases in
costs, which makes operating
very difficult.

“We would like to get toa
position where we would be
profitable, but these burdens
don’t allow us to achieve
that.”

While September was
“slower than normal”, Mr
Sands said any judgments
about the Bahamian hotel
industry’s performance and
health needed to assess the
period from now to the end
of 2008.

He explained that the indus-
try had yet to fully feel the
effects of the latest Wall Street

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SKB HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)





“We understand that there are swings,
and that there are ups and downs in
our business. I don’t think we anticipat-
ed a roller-coaster, but we obviously
recognise there will be highs and lows.”



meltdown, including the
Lehman Brothers collapse,
$85 billion American Interna-
tional Group (AIG) bailout,
and $700 billion rescue pack-
age being put together by the
Bush administration to un-
clog the US financial system.

Harbourside Marine

is looking for a Mechanic Helper with

Robert Sands

The impact from the latest
uncertainty and job losses
gripping the US and global
financial markets is likely to
be keenly felt by the Bahami-
an tourism sector and wider
economy.

The north-east US, which is

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where New York is based, is
one of the Bahamas top core
two markets alongside Flori-
da. And given that this is a
relatively expensive five-star
destination, investment
bankers and financial services
employees - those who have
been most directly impacted
- were among the Bahamas’
main customers.

With more than 80 per cent
of tourist arrivals to the
Bahamas coming from the
US, Mr Sands said the big
unknown as yet was “how
quickly we come out of this, or
whether we slide deeper”.

This was difficult to judge
currently, he explained,
because hurricane season and
the Back-to-School period tra-
ditionally rendered Septem-
ber the slowest month in the
Bahamian tourism calendar.

The to judging the hotel sec-
tor’s health will be its occu-
pancies and room rates dur-
ing the Thanksgiving and
Christmas holidays, but this
was impossible to judge cur-
rently because booking win-
dows for Bahamas vacations
- excluding group bookings -

had shortened to as little as a
week.

Meanwhile, Mr Sands indi-
cated that Baha Mar’s talks
with several Chinese state-
owned institutions appear cur-
rently to be its best bet for
finding a new equity partner
to replace Harrah’s Enter-
tainment in the proposed $2.4
billion Cable Beach expan-
sion.

“We continue to have open
dialogue with investors from
China, and will continue to
explore that going forward,”
Mr Sands told Tribune Busi- '
ness. “These talks, from that
time, have been the ones that
have been more encouraging.

“The talks have been going
forward and. will continue.
The key is that we’ve had mul-
tiple meetings with them and
they continue.”

The three Chinese institu-
tions involved are the China
Export-Import Bank, China
State Construction and the
Bank of China, but Mr Sands
said it was premature to spec-
ulate on when the talks might
be concluded and timelines
for when things might happen.

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 8th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

| Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
SAGUARO CACTUS INC. |

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

| Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 16th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
JOLIE BLOND INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
} on the 12th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TUZIA LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of TUZIA LIMITED has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that IVANA JOACHIN of
FIRST STREET, THE GROVE, 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 19TH day
of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ENDLESS LEGENDS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above. named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 25th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SHANDERA MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 21st day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) .

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ALVALOU RIVER INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 18th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

NOTICE

Legal Secretary. 3-4 years experience
with preparing Conveyances &
Mortgages, Proficient with Computers,
resume required.

Please call 323-3495

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LELIO ALEXANDRE
JR. of #7 LEWIS STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 26TH day
of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the ‘Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

is not employed with
Ocean Place and she is not
authorized to conduct
business on behalf of
Ocean Place.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ERLINE BECKFORD
CARTWRIGHT of #66 BETHEL AVE. STAPLEDON
GARDENS, P.O. BOX SP-63966, 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 26TH day
of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JULDER JOSEPH of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, 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 26TH day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that TERCILLION DELVA of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BARAMAS 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 26TH day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PERKINS JOSEPH of
14 EGRET CIRCLE, ARDEN FOREST, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, 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 23RD day of SEPTEMBER 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 9B



THE BAHAMAS INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Accountants elect their
new council members:



dl

The Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) has elected new
council members and established com-
mittees for the forthcoming year.

Pictured from Left to Right here are

BICA’s new council members: Pedro.

Delaney, SG Hambros, who chairs
BiCA’s public practice committee; Philip
Galanis, of HLB Galanis Bain, BICA’s
second vice-president and head of its



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investigations.committee; Nicolette Gar-
dener, BICA treasurer and head of its
building committee; Daniel Ferguson, of
Daniel Ferguson & Co, BICA president;
Roslyn Minnis, Scotiatrust, secretary to
the BICA Board and head of the com-
mittee on journals and website; Peter
Turnquest, BICA council member for
Grand Bahama and chair of its discipline
committee; Reece Chipman, chair of

BICA’s membership and public relations
committees; and Lambert Longley,
KPMG, who chairs BICA’s legislation
committee.

Absent from the picture is Ronald
Knowles, of Ronald Knowles & Co, who
is BICA’s first vice-president and chairs
its continuing professional education com-
mittee.







Legal Notice

NOTICE

LIVERPOOL RIVERS INC.

-4+-Notice is hereby given-that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of LIVERPOOL INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

_,ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE ©

SOLITAIRE CRYSTALS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SOLITAIRE CRYSTALS INC.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

DRISBAH INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of DRISBAH INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SPAULDING GLORY INC.

é

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SPAILDING GLORY INC. has

_been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLEAR INT’L INVESTMENTS LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of CLEAR INT’LINVESTMENTS
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore
been struck off the Register. ‘

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

AUTUMN HOLDINGS LTD.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of AUTUMN HOLDINGS LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)







Gold prices slide

m@ NEW YORK

Gold prices turned lower Thursday as an agreement in princi-
ple on a USS. financial rescue package prompted investors to
sell safe-haven assets in favor of stocks.

In other commodities, crude oil rebounded on hopes that the
$700 billion bank bailout plan would stabilize the teetering U.S.
economy and boost domestic energy demand. The White House-
backed initiative wouid take billions of dollars in risky assets off
the books of troubled banks and other financial firms in a bid to
pry loose locked credit markets.

Investors greeted the news as a hopeful sign of improved eco-
nomic fortunes ahead, yanked money out of safe-haven assets like
precious metals and plowed ’cash back into equities.

Gold for‘December delivery fell $13 to settle at $882 an ounce
on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after earlier falling as low
as $868.80. Other precious metals traded mixed. December silver

fell 16.5 cents to settle at $13.275 an ounce, while December’

copper rose 2.8 cents to settle at $3.1345 a pound.

Jon Nadler, analyst with Kitco Bullion Dealers Montreal, said
gold "made very little progress" as investors were wary of boost-
ing safe-haven holdings after days waiting on the sidelines while
officials worked out the bailout plan. ‘

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FROUSTERNNE INC.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section ©
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of FROUSTERNNE INC. has |
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ANDERIAN VENTURES LTD.

Notice is hereby:given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of ANDERIAN VENTURES
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has: therefore
been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLONKETTE POINTE INC.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of CLONKETTE POINTE INC.

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FLYNN WOOD HOLDINGS LIMITED

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

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2000, the dissolution of FLYNN WOOD HOLDINGS
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)
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Target In making a word, each letter
uses may be used once only. Each
words in must contain the centre letter
the main and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
body of TODAY'S TARGET
Chambers Good 10; very good 15;
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1 Billy took forty winks —
that’s novel (9)

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9 Direct speech? (7) have complaints (6) ica 7 Bese oh) At ww) Oa, Vy Beck . ir
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suit.
Since dummy has no side entries,
South realizes it would be folly to

12 Loaded statement? (8) no heart (7) | Ned a 6 a "a

i ‘ ee : either side vulnerable. to drop the queen. If the queen di

18 It doesn’t hurt when 7 Obviously guilty, with a fist- od GR a Pie | tthe aes las NORTH not fall, he would most likely finish
father’s away from home ful of diamonds? (3-6) 475 with only the top tricks he started
meres) 11 They work so that others ee | | z | : ei ON ae can therefore greatly

18 Yarn wound round a screw may play (9) Loe || ee mii fo ee ae #AKI7652 improve his chances by leading a
(6) 13 Too bored to have an incli- WEST EAST club to the jack at trick two, Whether

: i 184 4Q10962 — the finesse wins or loses, he ts then

20 Spares may be few and far nation? (8) Ww Across Down VKO6 ¥QI93 assured of at least six club tricks
between (6) 14 Highest type of mammal (7) x 1 Solidity (9) 2 Superior (5) - ae = 852 against a 2-2 or 3-1 division of the
. ; . ‘ in : Q1098 missing clubs.

21 Nonintellectual impression 16 Attend and possibly enlist Ni 8 Dislodge (5) 3 Meanly SOUTH This approach certainly consti-
about sunburst (7) (6) 7 9 Inform (7) avaricious (6) @AK3 tutes a Vast improvement over the

; ; VA 10752 rash play of immediately cashing the

22 Strip a firearm? (5) 17 oe is often led to use it by > 10 Nevertheless (6) 4 Gather (8) #AQ6 A-K of clubs. However, good as it is,
23 Where children may go mistake (6) ” 11 Platitude (6) 5 Shun (6) 4 3 the fact remains that there is an even
between two and five (9 19 Open a fresh page (5 ot iy The bidding: better safety play available — one

(9) Pi page (5) 12 Intimidate (8) 6 Record of meeting's West Noitit “Bast South that also makes allowance -for the

15 Specific (8) business (7) Pass 3% Pass 3 NT possibility of a 4-0 split.

; i 7 Then (2.3.4 Opening lead — four of diamonds. Accordingly, when he leads a club

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution Yesterday’s Easy Solution 18 Russian monetary en (2,3,4) at trick two and West plays either the
. , ‘ unit (6) 11 Moment of landing Safety plays come in so many dif} eight, nine, ten or queen, South
ao : hese seman ae ae Peete fetal . 20 Originate (6) (9) ferent forms that it is better to under- should duck completely! If East tol-
7 ae ies, 10 Give rise S 2 am * Rash, 8 cee i ransitory, 12 g stand the rationale behind them than — lows. suit, six club tricks become
. en Ae oaeralee: 8 Playbil : ne 13 ctual, 5 ock orange, 21 German cathedral 13 Fail to notice (8) to try to memorize them separately. automatic; if, as in the actual deal,
age, thos, 21 Genesis. 18 Bonhomie, 19 Dire, 20 Tipsy, 21 ity (7) 14. Absorb (7) ° Consider this case where West — East shows out, declarer also scores
Down: 1 Prong, 2 Recovery, 3 Gunnery. ray leads a diamond against’ three six club tricks, Once West produces a
ae Peat haus 5 Main, 6 Down: 1 Tarot, 2 Casualty, 3 Svelte, — 22 Discarded as worth- 16 Critique (6) notrump. Declarer takes East’s king club at trick two, whatever Us size,
Aes aa As as i 11 Capitals, 12 4 Go on record, 5 Mode, 6 Tuneful, less (5) 17. Isolated (3,3) with the ace and sees at once that by South can ensure 1 tricks by allow-

oda a Poe, VRE VenS Ie 9 Psychology, 11 Cut no Ica, 12 Re far his best chance of scoring nine ing him to hold the wick,

Wash. Inhibit, 14 Skiing, 16 Enemy, 17 23 A fine painting (4,2,3) 19 Of the moon (5) tricks lies in utilizing dummy’s club ‘A first-round finesse of the jack is

certainly a good safety play, but per-
mitting West to win the first club lead
is the super safety play.

Tomorrow: Fired does it with flair.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, PAGE 11B



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Chamber officials: ‘Huge concerns’ on EPA implementation

’ FROM page 1B

cost of implementing competi-
tion policy and a Competition
Commission? What is the cost
of Customs reorganisation, and
training staff in countervailing
duties, anti-dumping?” *

Mr Ferguson said that Cus- -

toms, plus all customs brokers,
companies and the public,
would need to become familiar
with the EPA’s demand for a
single Customs admjnistration
form.

Apart from the implementa-
tion, it was critical that the pri-
vate and public sector also com-'
mitted the necessary resources.

Emphasising that the EPA
did not end, but merely started
with the agreement’s signing,
Mr Ferguson said: “This is the
absolute beginning.

“This is in no way a done
deal.

“This is not yet the starting

line. We have yet to join the.

race.

“We have some time to catch
up in this thing, as it will not
happen all at once.

“But we'd like to get some
idea of what the priority list is.
It only becomes feasible if we
implement and follow through.”

He pointed.out that the EPA
did not become reality until it
was passed by Parliament.

Philip Simon, the Chamber’s
executive director, backed up
Mr Ferguson on the implemen-
tation issue, telling Tribune
Business: “We’re very con-
cerned, and hopefully the
schedule and timing of this will
allow the country to [adjust].
The EPA has a much longer
period of implementation than
the WTO.”

When asked whether the
Chamber and Bahamian private
sector were concerned about
the costs this nation much incur
in implementing its EPA oblig-
ations, Mr Simon replied:
“There is a cost that will be the
same, whether it is the EPA,
WTO, CBI, CARIBCAN, the

capacity has to be built going ~

forward. For all, it’s the same
infrastructure.” :
When asked about the need
for a Competition Commission
to regulate monopolies, price
fixing and other forms of anti-
competitive behaviour,
_ Mr Simon said: “It’s proba-
bly as necessary and needed as





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the transition to a new form of

taxation. How needed is a flash-°

light in a dark room?”

The EPA will require that
government legislation become
more transparent, along with
public sector procurement con-
tracts.

Many small contracts are not
even put out to. tender current-
ly, something that will have to

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change under the EPA. This
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Ministry of Finance.

“It’s going to be a mammoth
task putting it all together,” Mr
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