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The Tribune
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2008
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ecution of the appeal within 30
days.

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Grassroot
Bahamians ‘have
no answers to

financial woes’

li By LLOYD L ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

A LOCAL taxi driver argues that
as local political officials debate pro-
posals to ease the economic down-
turn, grassroot Bahamians like him-
self are left at the end of their rope
with no answers to their financial
woes, and “no one to turn to but
God.”

Nicholas Jacques, a Shiyear-bld
cab driver, said that in his 28 years of
operating his personal taxi service,
never has he faced the economic
challenges he is encountering today.

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involved in the Andros trans-
fer controversy said if she
does not get “due process” she
will sue the Ministry of Edu-
cation.

Dianne Hanna- Wilson said
there were numerous reasons:
why she did not want to be
transferred from the Central
Andros High school. One of
those reasons was her family.

“The main reason I did not
want a transfer are many. I
did not request a transfer, nor
do I need a transfer, any trans-
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SLACKNESS and slissed cs cor-
ruption among some National
Insurance Board staff have helped
cause a $5 billion shortfall.in
reserves, it was claimed yesterday.

Failure to enforce mandatory:

contributions by employers could

*. lead the nation’s primary pension’

supplier to run out of cash in 20
years, leaving thousands of

‘Bahamians with no-money for —

their old age, insiders told The Tri-
bune.

$1.5 and $1.6 billion in reserves,
but that figure should be running
at between $7 and $8 billion, a sol-

id foundation for the country’s |

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future, epee NIB employees
revealed.

Alarming examples of default-
ing employers — some of whom
allegedly use workers’ NIB con-
tributions for their own purposes
— have come to light, causing

- insiders to question management
standards.

“A combination of slackness,
corruption and incompetence are
causing major problems for the

board,” one NIB employee told -

The Tribune.
_ “Some businesses are blatantly
failing to pay what are supposed to

SEE page 11

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@ By CHESTER ROBARDS

Tribune Staff Reporter

MASTERCARD is hoping to help visitors find |
their way to the Bahamas through’a new initiative |
with the Ministry of Tourism, which was unveiled

yesterday. -

The initiative, branded “Find your way with
MasterCard,” seeks to entice the company’s one |
billion card holders world-wide with discounts and
offers when they make their purchases with a Mas-
terCard in Nassau and Paradise Island.

With the economy in mind, MasterCard’s Vice

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Man wanted in connection with 1993

murder in US is captured in Bahamas

A MAN wanted in connection
with the 1993 murder of a teenager
in New York was captured in the
Bahamas, US news reports revealed.

The suspect was reportedly
detained here in April, but local
authorities released no information
about the matter, which came to light
on Monday when he was arraigned
in an Oneida County, New York
court.

Donovan Skelton, 46, a native of
Jamaica, was charged with second-
degree murder on February 29, 1996.

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yesterday by Bryon Ackerman of
the Utica Observer-Dispatch, US
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the assistance of the Oneida County
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PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008

LOCAL NEWS

Police hear the victim had history of hypertension

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK _
Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

_ FREEPORT - A taxi driver was found
dead in his vehicle on Monday evening fol-

lowing an argument with another man at
Watkins vant pour’ reported on yester-

day...

Chief Superintendent Basil Rahming said
police do not suspect foul play in the man’s
death, which is being classified as a sudden
death pending the results of an autopsy.

Police received information at 7. 40pm on
Tuesday that a cab driver was sitting ina
taxi van and appeared to be unconscious. ,

' Officers were dispatched to Watkins Lane,
where they discovered a grey 1999 Chevy
Astro yan, registration number GB219,
parked on the eastern side of the road facing
south,

Mr Rahming said officers found a man

slumped over in the driver’s seat. There -

ter.

were no visible signs of injury to the body, he
said.

Emergency medical personnel examined
the body and determined that there was no

_ sign of life.

The body was taken to Rand Memorial
Hospital, where doctors pronounced the
man dead.

‘Mr Rahming said information received
by persons in the area revealed that the

. deceased was arguing with another man in

the road at around 7.30pm.

Witnesses told police that after the two
men finished their argument, the taxi dri-
ver got into his vehicle.

He reportedly appeared to be very agi-
tated, eye witnesses said.

Mr Rahming said police received further
information that the deceased had a history

_ of hypertension and was on medication for

his illness.
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liquor store clerk

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

FREEPORT — TWO gun-
men held up a liquor store
clerk-at Port Lucaya on Mon-
day evening.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the store clerk at the Port

Lucaya Liquor Store report- °

ed that two men entered the
establishment sometime after
7pm pretending to be cus-
tomers.

The clerk told police that
one man went to the cooler
to get a Guinness Stout, while
the other went to a shelf at
the back of the store to look at

a bottle of Hennessy. The man
with the Guinness then came

up to the counter pretending «

to purchase the item, at the
same time the other man
walked up behind the clerk

and held an object to her:

head.

Mr Rahming said the
woman told police that the
gunman ordered her not to
move or scream or he would
kill her.

He said the two men then

took an undetermined amount
of cash from the register and
her purse.

They also took some cash.

from a pouch in the storeroom
at the back of the store...
Mr Rahming said ae two





Pair grab cash from register and purse —

robbers, one of whom had a.
silver handgun, fled the store
on foot and disappeared.

Both suspects were
described as being about 5’7”
tall and of slim build.

One. was of light complex-
ion and was wearing a white
and green golf shirt.

The other was dark skinned
and was wearing a black or
blue shirt, police said.

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In brief

Man shot
by police
in ‘stable’
condition

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

FREEPORT — A man who
was shot twice by police is in
stable condition at the Rand
Memorial Hospital.

Lynden Flowers, 35, of
Melbourne Crescent, Hud-
son Estate, was reportedly
shot in the upper torso and
in the thigh while at Fawcett
Lane around 11.15pm. on
Sunday.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that a police officer
fired his service revolver

_ after a suspect he was pursu-

S

ing reportedly threatened to \

stab him during a violent
struggle.

Mr Rahming said two offi-
cers were on mobile patrol
along Fawcett Lane when
they spotted a man acting
suspiciously inan area
known for illegal activity.

- The officers approached
the man and told him of
their suspicions.

However, Mr Rahming
said, as they attempted to
search the man, he resisted

-. and began to struggle vio-

lently with the officers.

Mr Rahming said the sus-
pect broke free and ran’
away.

He said one officer gave
chase while the other called
for back-up from a patrol
vehicle.

The officer caught up with
the suspect some distance
away...

-There was a struggle and
the officer was thrown to the
ground.

The suspect t then reported-

ut a knife,

drew his service revolver in
response.

Shots were fired, and a asa
result of the incident, Mr
Flowers was struck in the
upper torso and in the right
thigh.

Mr Rahming said the offi-
cer retrieved a knife from
the scene and immediately
summoned medical person-
nel to attend to the wounded
man.

‘Flowers was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital, where
he underwent surgery.

The officer was also treat-
ed for injuries he sustained
during the incident and was
later discharged.

Mr Rahming said the mat-

ter is still under investiga’
tion.

Police
prohe spate
of armeti

robheries

POLICE are investigating
a spate of armed robberies
which they believe were all
committed by the same three
men.

The first incident occurred

_yesterday at around lam on

Deveaux Street. »

A 23-year-old man was
driving his car when three
gunmen, who were standing
in the road, stopped him and
robbed him of cash and his
cellular telephone.

Just half an hour later, at
1.30am on Tuesday, a 51-
year-old man was held up at
his home by three. gunmen
and robbed of jewellery and
a cellular telephone.

An hour later, at around
2.30am on Tuesday, a 51-
year-old woman, a resident
of Culmersville, reported
that a neighbour knocked on
her door asking to use the
telephone.

As she opened the door,
three gunmen entered
demanding jewellery and
cellular phones from her and
the other three occupants of
the home.

Police say they have
launched an intensive inves-
tigation into this string of
incidents.



.the. Passport

“falls under the

“Thompson

“Some are saying the Sea Hauler victims are ungrateful, but that’s not the case. It’s just that
the money we received didn’t go far when all our bills were met.” - Sophia Antonio



We need another financial —

ifeline — Sea Hauler victims

VICTIMS of the Sea Hauler
tragedy are calling on govern-
ment to throw them another
financial lifeline.

They say all those who bene-
fited from the FNM govern-
ment’s $1 million ex-gratia pay-
ment earlier this year have now
run out of cash.

And they want government
to consider covering their basic
everyday needs through the
social services system.

“All of us are very grateful
to the government for what they
did, but we are still facing hard-
ship pending settlement of the
case in the courts,” said victim
Sophia Antonio, who suffered a
shoulder injury in the sea colli-
sion five years.ago.

She’ and fellow victim
Stephen Rose, who has lost full
use of his left arm, told The Tri-
bune yesterday that while the
payment was a welcome “sym-
pathy gesture” it did not answer
the victims’ long-term needs.

Children of those killed in the
tragedy were still suffering, they
said, and Sea Hauler passengers
permanently maimed were still
unable to work.

They said family man Cedric
Hart, who held down four jobs
before the incident, was still
begging on the streets, while
others were still in dire need of

ePasspott

_ process
to be

enhanced

As of January 2009, passport
offices in Grand Bahama and
Abaco will be issuing the ePass-
port or Machine Readable Pass-
port, in keeping with interna-

| tional regulations to have the

entire country compliant by
2010, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette announced.
Holders of “old” passports
would still have to apply for the
new document at their, respec-

tive offices; with the informa-

tion sent on to New Providence
where the ePassport would be
produced and returned.

Since the introduction of the
ePassport on December 5, 2007,

Office, which

Ministry of For-
eign Affairs, has
processed
around 13,000
passports out of
about 200;000
holders. —

Mr Symon-
ette said
although the
staff at the Pass-
port Office on

Boulevard is
doing an “excel-
lent job” with
the new high-
tech system,
there is need for
a more
enhanced
method.

“Now that the summer rush is
over, we want to impress upon
those whose passports expire
between now and the end of the
year, or even Easter, to come
in and get the ePassport. ’

“We do not want to end up
with a large rush in 2010,” Mr
Symonette said.



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making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
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for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

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expensive surgery. “Some are
saying the Sea Hauler victims
are ungrateful; but that’s not
the case,” said Ms Antonio.

“It’s just that the money we
received didn’t go far when all
our bills were met.”

One victim, Tennyson Leslie,

received $50,000 from the gov- _

ernment because his leg was
amputated in the crash between

-the Sea Hauler and another

mailboat while on its way to Cat
Island.

Victims with lesser injuries
received up to $20,000, but Ms
Antonio said:‘the money didn’t
go far when outstanding bills
were paid along with ongoing
light and food expenses. .

“We would like Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham to sit
down and talk with us,” she





















“Now that the
summer rush is
Over, we want to
impress upon
those whose
passports expire
between now
and the end of
the year, or even
Easter, to come
in and get the
ePassport.”

_ There are also
- plans to relocate
the Bahamas
Consul Gener-
al’s Office to
another floor in
the Ingraham
Building in Mia-
mi, which would
be upgraded to
accommodate
and issue the ePassport.

And since the immigration
border control initiative aspect
has been implemented, the sys-
tem has been “working really
well” in processing immigrants
and returning residents at the
Lynden Pindling International
Airport, he said.



















AP Photo/Tim Aylen

A A BAHAMIAN DEFENCE FORCE vessel inate around the MV United Star and the MV Sea Haute after the
two vessels collided Saturday, August 2, 2003 in waters off the south-west coast of Eleuthera.

added, “We are grateful for
what his government has done,
but we need him to be aware
of our continuing problems.”
Fhe victims also claim they

‘have yet to receive a sum of

money collected by the More

_ 94 radio station.





















Kristaan H. A Ingraham II/BIS Photos

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Brent Symonette, who announced that as of
January 2009, passport offices in Grand Bahama
and Abaco will be-issuing the ePassport or
Machine Readable Passport.

This amount, said to be
between $6,000 and $8,000,
flowed in after an on-air appeal,
by talk show host Ortland Bod-
ie Jr.

However, the victims say the
money is with the Attorney
General’s Office and has yet to








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be passed on. Four died when a
rusting crane fell on to the deck
of the Sea Hauler afterit was

-struck by another vessel.
A case is before the courts in

which the victims are seeking
compensation from the boat
owners.



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THE TRIBUNE



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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M.; K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt .

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Puplisher/ Editor 1972-

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If Bin Laden re-emerges, McCain gains

SOMEWHERE, probably in Pakistan’s trib-
al province of Waziristan, Osama bin Laden
. knows that a US election is going on. The last
time this happened, bin Laden injected him-
self into the campaign at the penultimate
moment, releasing a.nearly 15-minute video-
tape just four days before America went to the
polls. This year, both campaigns are wondering
whether he’ll try something again, delivering
the ” October surprise’ > that could scramble the
electoral equation.

Bin Laden’s awareness of American politics
was evident in his 2004 videotape, a rant that is
far more interesting when decoded as a political
‘document than as a national-security threat.

In it, bin Laden directly taunted George W.
Bush, telling voters that “despite entering the

fourth year after Sept. 11; Bush is still deceiving:

you and hiding the truth and therefore the rea-

sons are still there to repeat what happened.” By »

implication, bin Laden seemed to be saying that
he might back off if Americans elected John
F. Kerry — that he, the world’s terrorist mas-
termind, preferred Kerry to Bush.

_ He even seemed at one point to be aping the
American left’s prime provocateur, filmmaker
Michael Moore, whose “Fahrenheit 9/11”. chid-
ed Bush for continuing to read ”The Pet Goat”

to schoolchildren while the World Trade Centre .

burned. ' é
“Tt never occurred to us that the commander
in chief of the country would leave.50,000 citi-
zens in the two towers to face those horrors
alone because he thought listening to a child dis-
~ cussing her goats was more important,” bin
Laden sneered, in his best Bond-villain style.
So one immediate interpretation of the video
was that bin Laden wanted Kerry to win, and

was already dancing on the grave of his mortal ~

enemy, President Bush.
But as author. Ron Suskind revealed in his
book “The One Percent Doctrine,” the CIA

analysts who tracked bin Laden felt that the .

Al Qaeda leader wanted the opposite result:
_ Bush’s re-election. —

The analysts speculated that bin Laden
believed that Bush’s aggressiveness in Iraq, as
well as embarrassments such as the treatment of
: prisoners at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison and

- at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, had devastated
America’s image on the ”Arab Street,” sending
many young radicals into Al Qaeda’s hands. .

Whatever bin Laden intended, American vot-
ers clearly resented his taunting of their com-
mander in chief, and the video helped rally pst

\ minute support for Bush.
Bin Laden’s success in influencing Renee

video, a direct threat, or, perhaps, some sort of
attack in the United States or abroad.

This possibility was on the mind of John
McCain’s senior adviser, Charlie Black, when he
mused to Fortine magazine last June that
another attack on American soil would be “a big
advantage” for McCain.

Black was roundly criticised, but his predic-
tion may not be that far off: McCain could ben-
efit from anything that puts bin Laden back in
the news.

At first glance, this seems illogical. Through-
out the campaign, McGain has been the per-
son insisting that Iraq’is the central front in the
war on terrorism, while Barack Obama has put
greater emphasis on catching and/or killing bin
Laden.

It was Obama who made the risky pledge to
go into the Pakistani territory of Waziristan
and hunt down bin Laden, whether or not the
Pakistani government approves. (McCain has-
n’t ruled out such a move but criticised Obama
for telegraphing-his intentions).

So if bin Laden reasserts himself, a logical

assumption might be that Obama, who has tar-

geted the Al Qaeda leader more directly, would

benefit.

But it’s worth noting that in 2004, Kerry —
like Howard Dean before him — also’stressed
his desire to capture and/or kill bin Laden, and

claimed that the Iraq war was distracting from _-

that goal.
Bush, in fact, downplayed the threat from

bin Laden, claiming that he had already been —

isolated.

But voters, in times of fear, turn to the more
hawkish candidate overall.

And in this race, McCain has shown greater
faith in the idea that maintaining a strong mili-
tary force in the Middle East can lead to “vic-
tory” in Iraq.

Voters have tired of the war in Iraq, and are
more willing than ever td see it as a distrac-
tion.

But for McCain; just like Bush before him,
Iraq has been an opportunity to stress his belief
in American power and its ability to impose
America’s will on the world.

American voters are deeply sceptical. But
when confronted with a threat, they want to
believe that their military can protect them —
that bin Laden is fearful of unleashing American
rage, and wouldn’t want a warrior like McCain
in the White House.

Even if the opposite is true.

(This article was written by. Peter S. Canellos

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Don’t blame

Obama if he
inherits an
economic mess

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter is in response to
the letter sent in by an ex-pat
living in Nassau, whose name
was not published.

First, I would like to say that.

I agree with most of what you
are saying. Nassau is broken.

‘However there are two points I

would like to disagree on.
The first one, is the implica-
tion that the financial sector's

‘future would instantaneously

go down the tubes with the elec-
tion of Obama. It would be
hurt, slightly, but there will
always be loopholes. Addition-
ally, the main pressure on the
offshore financial services began
post 9/11 under the Bush
administration. Then there is
the further implication that
Obama will be responsible for
the economic slump that very
likely will affect the Bahamas.
This is shortsighted, and simply
American politics as usual.
The slump has already start-
ed, and is already affecting the
Bahamas. This is really to do
with a downturn in the world
economy that is happening now;
it is a result of the failed eco-
nomic and foreign policies that
Obama or McCain will simply
inherit and have to deal with.
Neither one of them is a magic
pill that will save us all, and,
likewise, neither one should be
the easy scapegoat because you
voted for the other guy. In my
opinion, both are better quali-
fied for the job than the previ-

_ ous occupant, and will do as

good a job as can be done with
the mess created by an incom-

petent and corrupt administra- .

tion.
The second point I would like

to disagree with is the assertion.

that our swamps and pine
forests should be converted into
farms. This is not only naive,

‘but downright dangerous, and,

unfortunately, a very common
misconception in-our country.
Mangrove wetlands are not sim-
ply swamps that host mosqui-

- toes and should not be thought
\ of that way. They are an impor-

tant ecosystem of which we

- Bahamians derive many bene-

fits without: knowing. or
acknowledging. Let me count
the ways:

1) They are important for
erosion and soil runoff protec-

‘tion. All that precious imported

soil that you suggest we get
would simply wash away if
installed on a wetland. The

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storm surges..For example, it
has been concluded that areas
in Asia affected by the Tsunami
received far less damage where
they had healthy wetlands
between themselves and the
wave. Areas where wetlands
had been removed received

extensive damage and loss of .

life due to the waves rolling
right into populated areas unim-
peded. Around Nassau, and
here in Abaco, where wetlands
have been removed there is a
constant struggle to maintain
the land from the erosive forces
of wind and waves.

3) They are extremely impor-?

tant for our fisheries. No wet-
lands, no fisheries. Period.
Hence the controversy over
Bimini Bay. No wetlands, no
diving industry either.

4) They have more economic
potential for kayaking tours and
low-impact bone fishing than as
a farm.

5) Some studies are suggest-

ing that wetlands, and the red:

mangrove plant in particular,
store significant deposits of car-
bon dioxide.

The pine forest (or “barrens”
as they are known in Nassau)
are also a poor choice to clear
cut and turn into farms. Pine

forests are always found on top -

of the fresh water lenses, which
is very ‘close to the limestone
surface. Fertilizer runoff will
seep through and poison what
little fresh water is left-on New

Providence. Additionally, -

instead of farming, well-man-
aged, low-impact logging would
provide a better long term solu-
tion. Not the clear cutting of the
old days, but selective harvest-
ing. It would not be as immedi-
ately lucrative as simply plowing

everything over, but it would

be indefinitely sustainable, and
could positively affect the health
of the pine forest system, which
could then still be used for bird-
ing and other tourism related
activities. This form of logging is
now being implemented by sev-
eral NGOs in California and
‘Canada, and that model could
find a home here in the

‘Bahamas. And just a few notes -
on farming: importing soil does.

not create a booming agricul-

tural industry. Otherwise, we .

would have already had that

the long term. Also, simply
importing soil and a couple of
grape vines does not make
champagne. Climate is as
important, if not more so, for
the creation of good wine. We
simply do not have the right-cli-
mate for a vineyard. Our
intense sun would shrivel them
up on the vine. Another prob-
lem with farming here in the
Bahamas is the high water
requirements. Water must be
imported water from a limited
source (Andros may be the
biggest island in the Bahamas,
but it is still a tiny island in the
grand scheme of things), and it
would have to compete with a
large urban population. This is
already a problem in the US
west: agriculture vs domestic
needs. The Bahamas simply
does not have the natural
resources required to support —

. its pollution via farming.

Unfortunately, the root of the

problem i is the large and grow-

ing population living in a small
island nation with limited

_ resources. There are population

limits that may have already
been reached, if not for imports -
and tourism-created wealth.

Short of limiting population -
growth, tourism is our best hope
for the future, even in an unsta-
ble world economy.

It is possible to have diversity

' within the tourism industry,

something that our govern-
ments have been slow to grasp.
You do not need an Atlantis on
every island (it is probably eco-

' nomic suicide to do that any-
way). Smaller developments,

low-cost travel alternative,

- cruising sailors and locally

grown.second-home owner
industries have more social and

- economic:benefits, as well as .

being easier to sustain through
rough economic weather.
Which brings me back around:
to the rest of your letter: For
any form of tourism to work,
we, as a nation, need a more
hospitable attitude. I absolutely

agree with that.

This can come about through
enforcement of standards, as
you suggested, but also through

' better education. We waste mil-

lions of dollars through point-
less Ministry of Tourism mar-
keting campaigns and super -
bowl ads, but if we had friend-
lier and better educated citizens
there would be more repeat vis-
itors and less need for advertis-
ing.

can politics in 2004 makes it quite plausible that - Globe Staff = 0: mangrove plants hold sediment _ licked. The climate and lime- MATTHEW McCOY
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228 Haitian

mami to tackle economic struggles







THE Royal pe a
Defence Force yesterday @ By LLOYD ALLEN eins : d
repatriated 228 Haitian Tribune Staff Reporter Former minister Says issues nee
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A group of 114 migrants : affairs Fred Mitchell yesterday 0 eC ad Presse If} a SyS ema IC Way
left New Providence at: . : slammed the government’s .
8.30am yesterday. Asect- attempts to alleviate the economic:
ond group of 114 Haitians . struggles facing Bahamians. concerned about the future, and’ get out of it by coming up with
left ona flight at 11.30am. “Tt’s a day late, and a dollar Mr Mitchell claimed the govern- _ these piecemeal programmes.”

Mr Mitchell said the PLP is con-
fident that financial turmoil will
loom for a much longer period, and
believes the question being asked
by the country is: “What is the gov-
ernment goingto do?”

Some of the issues identified by

ment only moved to provide some
relief to these persons after hearing
- what the PLP had to say.
» Mr Mitchell added that steps
were taken in this regard without
government having a clear under-
standing of what the implications

short,” said the PLP spokesperson.
yesterday during his monthly press:
briefing. ROT ee
Mr Mitchell said government
needs to address the economic
issues facing Bahamians in a sys-

_ RM Bailey class /
Of 1988 meeting

THE graduating class of

‘ 3 C= tematic way.

bee eY SN Nes 3 “We in the PLP raised the prob- could be, and without knowledge the former minister as requiring
cate tapipht a OOpm at j- = lem of hunger, and people having of how banks felt about the matter. immediate government attention
the school on Robinsen Be Fe) to choose between food and elec- “That certainly isn’t adequate,” were: is Hic?
Road. = tricity. So you, ‘the government’, MrMitchellsaid, e the creation of a social safety

Plaas for the upcoming — B come up with a programme of food He said that in his opinion, “the: “net We
banquet, which will be held Ss stamps. Then we said there’s a government 1s trying to give the mone making credit available to small
this Saturday October 25. = problem of electricity, so yourun impression that this ‘downturn in businesses _
beginning at 7.00pm, will be eS and come up with a programme _ the economy’ is just something that ° revenue security

discussed. Tickets will also for electricity,” he pointed out. is going to happen for a couple of ° a proper protection agency for

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MIAMI
A SETTLEMENT has _

been finalized in a lawsuit in. i

_ Miami federal court over the’
use of recordings of early :
. Beatles performances, ©

according to Associated Press. i. 1

i public servants.
i? While admitting that the per- ~
+ formance of some government
: employees leaves much to be

A federal judge on Mon -
day signed an order dismiss-
ing the lawsuit filed by Lon-
don-based Apple Corps

- against Miami Lakes-based.
‘Fuego Entertainment Inc. _
‘Terms of the settlement are
confidential, but Fuego -
agreed not to market or dis- _:
tribute eight songs recorded”

- in 1962 by the Beatles at the
Star Club in Hamburg, Ger-
many. ee

-songs are poor-quality’

“bootlegs that were taped

‘without the band’s. permis-

sion. Fuego had claimed they

were historic first live record-

ings with Ringo Starron’ ?

drums, but Apple lawyers
raised questions about exact-_.
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The PM is accused of making ‘unflattering’
comments on public servants’ performance

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

OPPOSITION MP Fred
Mitchell has accused Prime Min-

ister Hubert Ingraham of mak-.
- ing “unflattering” comments

regarding the performance of

desired, Mr Mitchell, the former

i. minister of the public service,
+ added that the same can be said

of private sector workers.
He said customer service defi-
ciencies point to a “much deeper”

5 . problem, which cannot be solved
~ by simply denouncing lackluster
~~ performance.

- “The problem in our country
about service is systemic and

bad‘in ‘the private sector. The

‘problems need to be addressed
from the cradle to the grave, and
" ‘Thust Start in our education sys-
~ tem if we are to conquer this sig-
-. nificant problem,” he said.

~ When Mr Mitchell last held his
monthly press briefing, he cau-

* . tioned the public about what he

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THE Bahamas’ proximity to ©
North America gives it an.

advantage in capitalising on the
$20 billion that the Royal

Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) -

is pumping into building new

vessels over the next several
years, RCCL executive Michael
International, Celebrity Cruises,

Ronan said. - o

Speaking at the opening of

National Port Week on Mon-
_ day, Mr Ronan, RCCL’s vice-

president of government rela-_
tions for the Caribbean, Latin:
America and Asia, said his’

organisation will be creating
larger vessels than those that

presently serve the Bahamas. .

and other countries.

However, he watned that the —
Bahamas must seize opportu-
nities to create a valuable tourist
experience if the country wants.
‘maintain a healthy market share _

of cruise business. 5s

He also said the Bahamas"
must face the challenge of

working as a community for one
common goal. is
This means enlisting the assis-

tance of taxi drivers, hair
braiders, policemen, tour oper-
ators and others, to create the
“value experience,” he said.

He emphasised that the
Bahamas must compete on a>
global level with many destina- .
tions that offer the best experi-

ences imaginable.

Mr Ronan pointed out that
- the Bahamian ships registry is
on track for continued growth.
He said many believe‘the
Bahamas possesses the poten-,
tial to someday be the largest
ship registry in the world, .
In addition, shipping remains
an integral part of the world’s

trade and economy, with cur-

_ rent statistics showing that



shipping industry.
The Royal Caribbean Cruise .

Line is responsible for bringing
more than 95 per cent of cruise
tourists to the Bahamas. Royal
Caribbean Cruises is a global
cruise vacation company that
operates Royal Caribbean

Pullmantur Cruises, Azamara
Cruises and CDF Croisieres de

“France. The company has a
‘combined total of 37 ships in

service and seven under con-
struction.



Hubert Ingraham



described as the “political purg-

ing” of PLPs from the public ser-
vice.

Since then Zhivargo Laing, the
minister responsible for the pub-
lic service, has described Mr
Mitchell’s comments as “delu-
sional”.

Mr Mitchell responded to this, .

stating that it is Mr Laing who

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must be delusional if he thinks
that the public, and the public
service, cannot see the “pattern of

conduct” by the FNM to “elimi- —
-nate and destroy the PLP’s influ-

ence in the public service”.

He said: “Such a plot will fail.
Within minutes of my interven-
tion on the radio on this matter, I
received a call from a senior pub-
lic servant and from a number of
police officers who confirmed the
comment and said that more must
be done to speak out on the
point.

Mr Mitchell went on to note

that the prime minister has |

announced six pilot programmes
to attempt to reform various ser-
vices provided by government.

“This continues what the PLP —
"started with regard to public sec-

tor reform. The, six departments
identified are: The Department
of the Public Service, the Regis-
trar General’s Department, the
Road Traffic Department, the

. Building Control Division, the

Passport Office and the Physical
Planning Department. ~

“] think that the Gonsular Sec-
tion of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs ought to have been added
as indeed the whole ministry
should have been added.” —

Mr Mitchell; who headed the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs for
five years, until May 2007, said:
“That ministry is a prime example

of a government agency that does .

not respond to and is insensitive
to its external environment and to

its need to serve and inform its
- clientele. ; ‘ *
“Indeed as the opposition |

spokesman on foreign affairs, I
have received complaints from
citizens who are unable to access
the services of the ministry on
non-workdays or after hours. In
one case, the telephones in the
embassy in China rang without
answer, and when the highest offi-
cials were contacted here, none
of them had a number by which
to contact the ambassador after
hours.”

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TOURISM Minis-
ter Vincent Vander-
pool-Wallace was
criticised yesterday
| for his attacks on for-

mer Prime Minister
Perry Christie.

PLP spokesman
on Foreign Affairs
Fred Mitchell said he
was “shocked” to
hear of comments











minister.
’ Noting how Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace had
appealed to the Bahamian
people for their help in ensur-
ing that the Ministry of
Tourism’s plans work, Mr
- Mitchell said: “Instead of wel-
coming Mr Christie’s valuable
input, the minister reportedly
said: ‘A vision without execu-
tion is simply an hallucina-
tion’.

“While there is the tempta-
tion not to resist being clever,
it should be resisted, if the net
result is going to be that there
will not be bipartisan support
for the efforts to ensure that
tourism succeeds.”

Mr Mitchell said: “Indeed,
our spokesman on tourism
had already welcomed the
new initiatives. It is curious
how the minister expects his
programme to succeed if there
is going to be a partisan attack
by the minister.”

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace’s
comments came after Mr
































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plans, as they had
been on the drawing
board when the PLP |
| was last in office... |,
Mr Mitchell said
that Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace should know
that, according to
reports coming out of
his ministry, he needs
the support of everyone. _
“He will need a sufficient
buy-in from the employees of
the ministry who, though not
civil servants in the strictest
sense, are servants of the pub-





















are being advanced. In fact, I
understand that the slogan

to be revived. ~

“That is a slogan from the
1970s. So the old becomes the
new.

“T would urge the minister
to seek to get the buy-in from
his public servants or his pro-
gramme may not be success-
ful. sas
“In addition, the minister
needs to say what the position
is with regard to visas for Chi- _
nese nationals and those Indi-
ans who want to travel here
since there is now to be an
outreach in those areas,” he
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Invading lionfish poses

threat to the Bahamas

HE Bahamas is facing
one of the most disas-

trous marine invasions in history.

No, we are not talking about
illegal Haitians, Dominican
poachers, or South American
drug traffickers. But what we are
facing could literally destroy our
‘reefs and fisheries — the species
and:ecosystems that define our
culture and quality of life.

“They have just literally
exploded through time," said
University of Oregon marine
biologist Dr Mark Hixon, who
has spent years doing underwater
research in the Bahamas. "It's
like a plague of locusts, and we
are not very optimistic at this
point that eradication is”possi-
ble."

The threat comes from an -

. exotic foot-long invader known
as the lionfish, And for the first

time, researchers in the Bahamas
have documented just.how dra-
matically this exotic species can
impact coral-reef ecosystems
throughout the region by deci-
mating a wide range of native
fish populations through preda-
tion and‘competition.

The lionfish is a colourful
Indo-Pacific species with a plume
of spines that is favoured by fish
hobbiests around the. world. Sci-
entists say it was introduced into
the Atlantic at Biscayne Bay,
Florida, when several individuals

were released from an aquarium -

during Hurricane Andrew in
1992. It has proved to be the
most “successful” introduction
"of an exotic species in this part of
the world — with potentially
devastating consequences.

Over the years lionfish have
spread rapidly northward along
the US eastern seaboard, and
southward into the Caribbean.
They have been sighted as far
east as Bermuda, as far north as
Rhode. Island, and as. far south
as Jamaica and the Cayman
Islands, with unconfirmed
reports from the Yucatan Penin-
sula, Puerto Rico, and the Less-
er Antilles. And they are now

common throughout the islands
of the Bahamas.

A voracious predator, the

LARRY SMITH



lionfish is undergoing a popula-
tion explosion in the Bahamas,
where it has no competition and
few predators to keep it under
control. Researchers say that the
fish species which inhabit
Atlantic coastal reefs have never
seen such an energetic and effec-
tive hunter jn their midst.

“The threats to coral reefs all
over the world were already
extreme," Dr Hixon said, "and
they now have to deal with this

alien predator in the Atlantic.
These fish eat many other
’ species and they seem to eat con-

stantly.”

And if the lionfish population
explosion continues, he told
Tough Call, the risks for the
Bahamas are many: "There may
be less food fish for people as
lionfish consume juvenile
grouper and snapper.

There may be fewer grazing

, fishes, which help to:keep corals

from being overgrown by, sea-
weeds. There may be fewer large
predators as lionfish eat their
young, predators which have
been shown to help stabilize fish
populations. In short, the lion-
fish invasion has the potential to

become the most ‘disastrous ©

marine invasion in history."

It has taken a few years of sci-
entific effort to arrive at this
unhappy conclusion. At first, the
zebra-striped lionfish was seen
by many as a good photo oppor-
tunity on the reef. But some of
the very dive operators who

. enjoyed snapping their picture

are now the greatest advocates
for their eradication. They realise
that the pretty little fish could
soon destroy the coral reef com-
munities that tourists come to
see.

"I think at the best they will

-have a huge impact on reef fish,
and at the worst will result in the

disappearance of most reef fish,"
said Bruce Purdy, who runs a
liveaboard dive fleet in the
Bahamas called Blackbeard's
Cruises. In fact, it was the crew
of one of Purdy's vessels that
made the first documented sight-
ing of a lionfish in Bahamian
waters in November, 2004.
Lionfish can eat other fish up
to two-thirds their own length,
while they are protected from

- predators by long, poisonous

spines. In the Pacific, other fish
have learned to avoid them and
they. also have more natural
predators, particularly large
groupers. But Atlantic fish have
never seen them before, and few
local predators will eat them.
Because of their natural
defense mechanisms, lionfish are
afraid of almost no other marine

- life. And the poison released by

their sharp spines can cause

. painful stings to humans — even

leading to fatalities for some peo-
ple with heart problems or aller-
gic reactions.

“These are pretty scary fish,
and théy aren’t timid,” Dr Hixon
said. “They will swim right tip to
a diver in their feeding | posture,
looking like they’re ready to eat.
That can be a little spooky.”

And according to Eleanor
Phillips, a former fisheries officer
who now works for the Nassau

office of The Nature Conservan-

cy, Bahamians can expect small-
er fishing catches soon: "Lion-
fish feed on young grunts, snap-
per, grouper and other fish that
are important for food and
evmort. If this invasion contin-
ues, our fishing industry could
suffer."

Dr Hixon’‘is a scientific advi-
sor to the Bahamas National
Trust, and has studied reefs in
the Exuma Sound since the ear-
ly 1990s. He first came across a

‘DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

BRAITHWAITE
1933-2008

Catherine Ann “Nancy” Braithwaite, a long-
time resident of the Bahamas, died after a long
illness on October 2, 2008.

honeymoon and never left.”

-Born July 16,. 1933 in Paterson, New Jersey,
Mrs. Braithwaite arrived in Nassau on May 26,
1956, four days after marrying her husband
William “Bill” Braithwaite, who had been hired
to work for Navios Corporation. But the
storyline in the Braithwaite family has always

been: “They came to the Bahamas for their

Knowing that The Bahamas was where they belonged and where they would always
want to be, Bill and Nancy Braithwaite became Bahamian citizens in 1994. Nancy
Braithwaite was pre-deceased by her husband, by 51 days on August 12, 2008.

Mrs. Braithwaite was a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, and
taught for several years at Xavier’ s Lower School in the late 1950s and again in

late 1960s.

' Nancy Braithwaite was an active supporter of Abilities Unlimited since its inception
34 years ago, as both a member of the Board of Directors and volunteer -- organizing
and operating fund raising events from bazaars to craft fairs, selling Christmas
cards, yard sales, publishing the “Abilities Unlimited Cookbook, ” and successfully
recruiting other volunteers through her i inspiring personal commitment to the

‘ organization. ;

She is survived by one daughter: Mary Braithwaite and her husband Bob Dumouchel
"of Massau; four sons: Tom of Nassau, Billy and his wife Joan of Nassau, Mark and
his wife Dawn of Hohokus, NJ, Andrew and his wife Theresa of Sussex, NJ; two
grandsons: Liam and his mother Anita O’ Dwyer of Shannon, Ireland, and Quenton
of Sussex, NJ; brother: Paul Forbes of Morristown, NJ; brother-in-law: Lawrence
“Pat” Kramer of Rumson NJ; sisters-in-law Patsy Forbes of Upper Monclair, NJ,
Joan Forbes of Paterson, NJ, Fonce Forbes:of Morristown, NJ; nieces Peggy Lee
Insel of Dewitt, MI, Barbara Lee Smith of Carmel, CA, Lee Anne Forbes Doust
of Bedminister, NI ‘ Kathleen Swearer of Glen Ridge NJ, Allison Sidow of Oakland
NJ, Kim Kramer Gallagher of Little Falls, NJ, Mary Anne Forbes Harris of Memphis,
_ TN, Sara Moran of Kindsbach, Germany; nephews Carlton Lee, Jr. of Paterson,
NJ, Kevin Forbes of Montclair, NJ, Billy Forbes of Charleston, SC, Kip Kramer
_ of Glen Rock, NJ, Kelly Kramer of Bloomfield, NJ; Special friends: Dorothy and
Nancy Booth, Volodis Carey, Claudia Casey, Tom and Barbara Chatterton, Bob
and Ann Childs, Wendy Darling, Mrs. Elma Davis, Bob and Dottie Goldbach,



lionfish near Lee Stocking Island

in 2005. And since then, the lion-

fish population in the Bahamas
has multiplied. They are seen in
every habitat throughout the
archipelago: in shallow and deep
reefs, off piers and beaches, as
well-as in coastal mangroves that
are important. nursery habitats
for juvenile fish.

"During the summer of 2007,
we sighted over 100 lionfish in
the vicinity of Lee Stocking;
three in the Exuma Cays Land
and Sea Park, and two at Cat

Island," Dr Hixon reported in a -

recently-published research
paper that he co-authored with
graduate student Mark Albins.
"The clear increase in ‘lion-
fish numbers at these regularly

' visited study sites indicated an

extremely rapid expansion with-
in the Bahamas."

S: Hixon and his col-
leagues decided to inter-

rupt their regular research on
the ecology of reef fish and con-
duct a special experiment to
determine whether, and to what
extent, lionfish affect populations
of native fish on Bahamian reefs.
They used an area of experi-
mental patch reefs near Lee
Stocking Island that had been
established back in the 1990s —
at least a kilometre away from

‘other natural reefs.

An initial survey counted the
number of juvenile native fish
living on the reefs and confirmed
that no lionfish were present at
the outset of the experiment.
With some reefs designated as a
control (lionfish absent) and oth-
ers as a treatment reef (lionfish
present), single individuals were
then introduced to each of the
lionfish-present experimental
reefs. Following these trans-
plants, divers recounted the

-number of juvenile native fish.

The result? Lionfish reduced
the abundance of small fish on

' coral reefs by 80 per cent in just

five weeks.

In Hixon's experiment 38 fish
species were recruited to both
lionfish-present and. lionfish-

absent reefs. Of these 38 species,

23 suffered reduced recruitment
in the presence of lionfish. And
stomach content analyses.and

Summer



observations of feeding behav-

iour showed that reductions in

recruitment were almost cer-
tainly due to predation by licn-
fish.

Recruitment is defined by
researchers as the survival of
individual. fish that settle in a
particular habitat area. It is an
important variable in terms of
the population structure of indi-
vidual marine species.

' "The large reduction in
recruitment suggests the possi-
bility that lionfish may compete
with native (fisheaters) by
monopolizing this important
food. resource," the study report
concluded. "Also, by decreasing
recruitment, lionfish have the
potential to decrease the abun-
dance of ecologically important
species, such as parrotfishes and
other herbivorous reef fishes,
which are crucial for preventing

seaweeds from overgrowing .

corals.

"Tt is also important to note
that lionfish have the potential
to act synergistically with other
existing stressors, such as climate
change, overfishing, and pollu-
tion, making this invasion of par-
ticular concern for the future of
Atlantic coral reefs."

Options to manage the threat

‘are limited, scientists’and fish-
‘ery managers agree. Dr Hixon

has called for targeted control
efforts to be initiated as soon as
possible, particularly in vulnera-
ble or valuable reef areas. Mea-

‘sures to help the recovery\of

effective predators would .also
help. For example, groupers eat
lionfish in the Pacific, but have
been heavily over-exploited in
this part of the world.

"Our hope is that the Bahami-
an government will actively pro-
mote local controls, possibly
including a targeted fishery and
perhaps even bounties," Dr
Hixon said. "Lionfish are easy
to capture underwater with dip
nets and they taste like chicken.
Unfortunately, they can live to at
least several hundred feet depth,
which is beyond the range of
most divers."

According to Director
Michael Braynen, interest in the
lionfish invasion at the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources is
high: "We are holding a work-

‘pecial

shop in Nassau next month for
about 40 people, including min-
istry employees from around the
country, to train people in the
collection and handling of lion-
fish," he told Tough Call.

"The idea is to give them
knowledge they can pass on to
fishermen and others in the
islands to encourage the use of
these fish as a food source, and
even to sell them once the spines
have been removed. We want to ~

. promote that as one of the few

control measures we have."

Braynen is also recommend-
ing modifications to fishery reg-
ulations that will allow dive and
resort operators to use SCUBA
gear to conduct lionfish cleanup
projects at specific locations. It is
currently illegal to use SCUBA
gear to fish, or to fish within a
certain distance of the shoreline ©
in some areas.

There is a sense of urgency
involved because scientists are
now convinced that the rapid
reproduction potential of the
lionfish, combined with its abil-
ity to seriously impact the popu-
lations of other fish, could dis-
rupt entire reef ecosystems — -
with unpredictable results.

"We have to figure out some-
thing to do about this invasion
before it causes a major crisis,"
Dr Hixon said. We basically had
to abandon some studies we had
underway on the population
dynamics of coral reef fish,
because the lionfish had moved
in and were eating everything.”

For the past two years divers,
scientists and government offi-
cials have been collaborating on
a survey that reports, counts,
tags, catches and dissects lion-
fish found in Bahamian coastal

areas.

This project has also deter-
mined that lionfish are spread-
ing rapidly and eating juvenile
snappers and groupers, as well
as competing with adult reef fish
for food. In.one recent survey
off southwestern New Provi-
dence, for example, 124 lionfish
were caught within two hours in
a one-mile radius.

The Bahamas National ‘Trust
and other environmental groups
have even been holding cookery
demonstrations on some islands,
to show that lionfish are good to

‘eat once the spines have been

removed.

-As an example of what the
future could hold, experts point
to the Nile Perch, a large fresh-
water fish that caused the extinc-
tion of hundreds of fish species
when it was introduced into Lake
Victoria. The World Conserva-
tion-Union calls it one of the 100

‘worst alien species invasions.

"Those kinds of things hap-
pen repeatedly in fresh water,"
Dr Hixon commented. "But
we've not seen such a large
predatory invasion in the ocean
before."

What do you think?

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- Committee to petition Government

It has been announced that the Commit-
tee for Gaming Reform and the Bahamas
Gaming Board have reached an agreement
to petition the government for changes to the
gaming laws.

The committee said it expects to hors
have a date for a meeting with senior gov-
ernment Officials. «

Gaming Board chairman Malcolm Adder:
ley has expressed the opinion that the cur-
rent practice prohibiting Bahamians from
gaming is unacceptable.

He has advocated a review of gaming laws
and frank, open discussions with Bahamians
on the future of the gaming industry.

Mr Adderley said the negative effect of
gaming expansion in some outside jurisdic-

tions on the Bahamas could be mitigated by
allowing Bahamians to wager. .

The Gaming Committee said it will ask the
government to formally appoint a select com-
mittee to begin the legislative review process.

The committee said expects to enjoy the
support of the Gaming Board in making this
Regus

Committee spokesperson Sidney Strachan
said: “Discussions with the Gaming Board
were productive. .

“On the matter of legislative reform our
two bodies are on the same page.

“We are convinced that this is a very ‘pro-
gressive and forward thinking’ board well
equipped to handle the fast changing global
dynamics of the gaming industry. We antici-

pate doors being opened for us with the gov-
ernment and resources deployed in support of
a select committee when appointed.

“We expect to meet with the government
shortly and the committee anticipates a posi-
tive response on the recommendation of a
select. committee.”

The Committee for Gaming Reform sees
this first meeting with the Gaming Board as
the impetus for change and said it is prepared
to be the catalyst.

The committee was represented by chair-
man Sidney Strachan, secretary M Bain and
community relations officer Lester Cox.

The Gaming Board was represented. by
chairman Malcolm Adderley, secretary
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
honours service through the years

THE Eta Psi Omega Chapter,

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

recently celebrated its 45th
anniversary of giving “sisterhood,
scholarship and service” to the
‘community of New Providence.
In recognition of the 45th char-
ter anniversary, a gala ball was
held at the Sheraton Cable Beach
ballroom on September 24 and
the members of Alpha Kappa
Alpha used the occasion to hon-
our the service given by members
from other Greek organisations.
Fourteen persons were recog-
nised for the service they have
given to the community through
their respective organisations.
. One nominee from each organ-
isation represented was selected
by a-panel of judges and was
awarded with the chapter’s “Ser-

_ vice Through the Years” award. |

The winners were Ricardo P
Deveaux of the Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity; Rhonda Wright of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority;
Jonathan C Ford of the Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity; Cyndi

Williams-Rahming of the Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority; Kareem C
Hanna of the Phi Beta Sigma Fra-
ternity, and Christie Cash of the
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Other nominees included Ter-
rance L B Fountain and Ishmael

- Smith, Jr, of the Alpha Phi Alpha

Fraternity; Laura Pratt-Charlton
and Dianne Seymour:of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority;

Sean Blyden of the Omega Psi —

Phi Fraternity; Harrison. Lock-

hart of the Phi Beta Sigma Fra- .

ternity; Nadia Racquel Braynen
and Taisha Lloyd of the Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority. ©

Mavis Johnson-Collie, imme-
diate past president of the Eta

- Psi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kap-

pa Alpha Sorority, and immediate
past president of the Nassau,

Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council,

was also recognised for her lead-
ership and contribution to the
chapter.

The gala ball was the culmina- ©

tion of a series of events which
took place throughout the week

which began with the chapter
members giving thanks at St
Barnabas Anglican Church.

Other. activities included the
launch of the 50-million-pound-
challenge, a global effort of the
sorority to do its part in the effort
to lose weight, and a welcome
reception on the spectacular Mar-
tint X yacht.

The guest of honour at the wel-
come reception was. the Interna-
tional Regional Director Norma
Jean Tucker, who flew in from
California to celebrate the occa-
sion with the local members.

“Eta Psi Omega chapter has
had much to celebrate this year as
this year also marks the centen-
nial anniversary of the sorority.
As the chapter continues to cele-
brate the sorority’s centennial
anniversary and its 45th anniver-
sary, the membership, led by
president Cindy Dorsett, contin-
ues to uphold the ideals of the
sorority’s founders and the chap:
ter’s charter members.

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‘Wake up and get real’, Tourism Ministry and employees told

EMPLOYEES of the hospitality
sector and the Ministry of Tourism
have been urged to “wake up and
get real.”

Speaking at the 30th anniversary
celebration of the BahamaHost pro-
gramme, Dr Wayne Thompson said
that Bahamians are living off the
“fumes of yesteryear.”

“We could regain what we lost, but

it will not happen over night,” he
said.

The Bahamas, Dr Thompson said,
is no longer the destination of choice.
“Tf we are not careful and take note
of what is directly in front of us we
will in fact miss the mark,” he said.

Dr Thompson also emphasised
that service is not servitude, and that
Bahamians need to have morals and

be made responsible for the actions
that they display on a daily basis.

He urged the audience to re-dedi-
cate themselves and become pro-
ductive to reconfirm that it is “Better
in the Bahamas.”

The BahamaHost programme
recently celebrated 30 years under

. the theme of “Advancing through

Training and Professionalism.”

A weekend of activities began with
an all-day conference at Sandals
Royal Bahamian Resort and Spa,
where past BahamaHost participants
were honoured.

Other scheduled activities were a
fun run/walk beginning at Fort Char-
lotte and ending at Goodman’s Bay,
and a Church Service at New
Covenant Baptist Church.

The BahamaHost programme was
launched 29 years ago to offer train-
ing to persons working in the hospi-
tality industry.

To date, almost 30,000 industry
professionals have received spe-
cialised instruction in Bahamian his-
tory, geography, culture, economics
and natural resources.

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Melisa Thompson-Hall,
Founder of Kingdom Women

in Business, is urging her.

members and all other women
to get tested during Cancer
Awareness Month.

“J remember a time when
cancer was a word that was
spoken in quiet circles because
it was so uncommon,” said
Mrs Thompson-Hall.

“Now, it is a scourge that
not only afflicts the person
diagnosed, but the families
and friends who try to be a
support system.

“It’s amazing to me that
now, people talk about can-
cer as if it’s as common as the
flu and that proves that the
disease has simply merged
into a way of life for many
Bahamians.

“Our country is too small to
have so many occurrences of
the disease.

“We need to educate our-
selves and understand that



KINGDOM WOMEN in Business
founder, Melisa Thompson-Hall
encourages women to test for can-
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stance as one of the leading caus-
es of death in Bahamian women.

breast cancer is not the only
form of cancer, that the dis-

ease can appear at any age
and that being diagnosed is
not a death sentence if we are
treated.”

Mrs Thompson-Hall noted
that many of the people who
are now found to have cancer
are teenagers or in their early
20s.

“We really have to encour-
age our sisters and daughters
to get tested to prevent the
spread of the disease through
the body,” she said.

“Also as Bahamians, we
must support organisations
like the Cancer Society of the
Bahamas because they dedi-
cate themselves wholeheart-
edly night and day to patients,
many of whom will not be
able to afford care on their
own.

“Please, let’s not wait until
one of our family members or
friends are affected. If we all
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union movement during International Credit Union Day celebrations, October 16, at the Bahamas Co-opera-
tive League headquarters. The theme of the celebrations was “My Credit Union - It belongs to me.”
Keynote speaker was Melvin Edwards, chairman of the World Council of Credit Unions. Pictured above, Mr
Glinton (left) receives his award from Rufus Johnson, treasurer of Bahamas Co-operative League.

MELVIN Edwards, chairman of
the World Council Of Credit
Unions, takes time out to meet
the ladies during celebrations
marking Credit Union Day on
October 16 at the Bahamas Co-
operative League headquarters.
Pictured from left are Candice
Bain, office administrator at the
Bahamas Co-operative League
Insurance Brokerage Limited;
Sophia Moss, manager of Mem-
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and Kym Rahming, underwriter
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last week.

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Ross University

hosts luncheon to
lipdlate community
leaders on progress

GRAND Bahama - In an
effort to keep community lead-
ers updated on the progress and
future development of the Ross
University Bahamas campus,
the president of Ross Univer-
sity, Dr Thomas C Shepherd,
hosted an informal luncheon at

the Westin Hotel on Wednes- ~

day, October 1.
‘Accompanying Dr Shepherd
were senior members of his
management team, including Dr
Nancy Perri, vice-president for
Academic Affairs; Dr Mary
Coleman, Dean of Ross Uni-
versity School of Medicine; San-

’ di Cutler, vice-president for

Planning and Business Devel-
opment, and Dr John Daley,
campus administrator.

_ Approximately 40 invited
guests were in attendance to lis-

_ ten to a brief progress report

by Dr Shepherd, who touched
upon the construction at Sea-
horse Plaza, which is ahead of
schedule; their hiring progress,
which is in full swing with over
4000 applications to Ross job
postings thus far, and the recent
launch of their housing registry
to ensure their students, faculty
and staff are well settled in pri-
or to classes starting in Janu-
ary.
Dr Shepherd said, “We got
here today, through the extra-

ordinary contributions and

efforts of many people, includ-
ing many in the room. I asked
everyone here today to say
thank you, to share the good
news, so that you can look at
each other, and with us feel
good about what we are creat-
ing together.”

“Tn just two months since our
announcement, we have come

to know this community, its .
people, and its resources even.

more deeply. We have just

begun to begin. We need your .

help — not only to succeed in
our work, but in helping us be
an important part of the com-
munity as a whole.”

“In January we will open our

doors, and Ross University will .

have completed the first phase
of its history in Grand Bahama.
Over the next year Ross enrol-
ment will grow steadily, a little



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Bahama Chamber of Commerce. :





more each semester. In about
18 months we will begin con-
struction of our new campus,
and over this time we will hire
additional staff, including many
additional local residents.”

“In January will be able to




FROM LEFT: SIR Albert Miller: Rick Hayward; Terrance Gape: Dr Thomas Shepherd, president of Ross Uni-
hompson, and Gregory Moss, president of the Grand

say, this is a modest example of
what we can accomplish, of
whatFreeport, Grand Bahama
Island, and the nation of the
Bahamas can accomplish when
we work together,” Dr Shep-
herd said.

RAY

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14" October and 10'" November, 2008. The purpose of the Public Consultation is
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to resolve telecommunications-related disputes between licenced service providers.

The PUC invites and welcomes comments and submissions from members of the
public, licenced service providers and other interested parties on its consultation
document on Dispute Resolution Procedures. After the public consultation closes,
the PUC will issue a Statement of Results on the public consultation.

Persons may obtain copies.of the public consultation document either in:

(1). In printed booklet from the PUC Office, Agape House, Fourth Terrace East,
off Collins Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or

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Persons may send their written submissions or comments on the public consultation
document to the PUC either:

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2008.

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Hospital Authority; Dr Nancy Perri, Ross University; Sharon

tal Authority; Wellington Moultrie, junkanoo committee, Terrance
Roberts of the Ministry of Tourism, and Dillon Knowles, Grand

Bahama Devco. ;
Robbin Whachell

NEEDED

A well established Company seeks an Accounts Clerk
with the ability to, but not limited to the following
duties: .

Maintain Payables System |
Maintenance of Inventory Spreadsheets
Prepare for and complete month end inventory
counts ee
Preparation of bank and other balance sheets
Reconciliations and various general ledger
accounts to sub ledger
Prepare Schedules to assist in External Audits
Assist in other duties falling within the
Accounts department where necessary



“*&

Candidates must possess the following skills:



Associates Degree in Accounting
Experience in Reconciliations
Experience in Accounts Payables would be
an asset :
Excellent organizational and problem solving
skills _ :
Proficient in Microsoft Office Products
particularly Excel.

¢ Must be a team player and possess people skills

All Applications must be submitted by October 31st
2008. . eee

FROM LEFT: Dr Thomas Shep-
herd, president of Ross Univer-
sity hosted a luncheon on Octo-
ber 1 at the Westin at Our
Lucaya to show appreciation
and advise community leaders
of the progress and develop-
ments of the Ross medical

| school in Grand Bahama.

Apply to:

- DA 68551
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, The Bahamas

FOCOL is pleased fo announce a

dividend payment of

é cents per share to all

ordinary shareholders of record

as of October 31, 2008

payable November 11, 2008.





Williams, administrator, Hospital Authority; Dr Greg Bartlett, Hospi- 2





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LOCAL NEWS |

Teacher threatens to sue Ministry
if she does not get ‘due process’
FROM page one

on me and my family. I have a young baby and a toddler. The long
drive to the school where they want to. send’ me will affect my
health due to my back injury and C-section from my recent preg-
nancy,” Mrs Hanna-Wilson said.

Mrs Hanna-Wilson’s lawyer, Fayne Thompson, said he and his
client considered and pursued legal action some months ago. He
claims it is “obscene” the way his client is being treated.

“My client has always been pursuing her legal rights in this mat-
ter. She has not sat back and allowed this to be dealt with without
actively protecting her legal position. All she is saying give her the
process, give her the hearing to decide what to do in her best inter-
est and the interest of the students where she should be,” Mr
Thompson said.

Mr Thompson explained that his client has not been irresponsi-
ble in this regard. It was unfortunate, he said, that Director of
Education Lionel Sands can only answer his client’s concerns in The
Tribune.

“There were many attempts made to speak with the director and
our attempts have been met with a wall of silence. He refused to
speak with her and would not even answer her letters for months,”
Mr Thompson said.

Mr Thompson explained that he and his client have to'stand their
ground because Mrs Hanna-Wilson is entitled to be heard.

“She will stand on her rights. We will do our best to protect her

right to be heard in this process and if that involves a lawsuit
against the Department of Education, we’will file the action,” Mr
Thompson said.
Education Director Lionel Sands said yesterday that the Depart-
ment of Education will stop both teachers’ salaries if they fail to
-show up.at their newly assigned schools on Andros. Mr Sands indi-
. cated that once the Department receives a report that they have not
been to their assigned schools, the necessary action will be taken.

The conflict between the school and the two teachers, daughters. -

of Rev Leroy Hanna of Love Hill, Andros, was made public when
parents announced that they would not send their. children to
school unless the two teachers were removed — one from Central
Andros High School, where she has taught for six years, the
younger sister from Fresh Creek Primary, where.she was a teacher
for four years. The parents threatened that unless Ministry repre-
sentatives were sent to Andros to discuss the problem with them,
they would fly to Nassau and demonstrate in front of the House of
Assembly. In the meantime they would keep their children at
home.
'.' The parents were assured that the teachers had been trans-
» ferred to another Andros school. However, when school reopened
the two returned to their original schools, refusing to go to the
_ schools to which they were transferred. The pabcivals of the two
schools then walked out.
The Ministry threatened that if the teachers did not report to the

-Schools to which they were assigned, their salaries would be stopped. ' :
Both teachers were born and grew up in Love Hill, a tiny island y
settlement, seven miles north of Fresh Creek Primary ‘School and a 8
few minutes from the Central Andros High School. They attended 4

both schools.

Rev Hanna, their father, claims that they both ran into difficul-_ i.
ties when, unhappy about what had happened to their old schools,

they started to ask uncomfortable questions. ~

Rey Hanna said the District Education Officer (DEO) knew the
transfers were resented as did the principals of the two schools. He
claimed that “both principals refused to give the teachers a class or
a teaching timetable.” He also alleged that parents were invited to
_ protest their appearance at the schools. _-

“The DEO, along with a high ranking police officer came from
North Andros to Fresh Creek: Primary to have. my daughters
removed from the premises on September 2,” he said in a-letter to
The Tribune. “The following day police officers were stationed at
each of the schools and given the orders to arrest both teachers if
they attempted to enter the campus:



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FROM page one

like the Bahamas.

“We understand how important
it is to safeguard the Bahamas and
its most important asset, the
tourism industry,” said Mr Perez.
“We are trying to enrich the expe-
rience that a tourist has at a desti-
nation.”

MasterCard’s Vice President of
Strategic Partnerships for the Latin

MasterCard

Patricio Rubalcaba said the com-
pany hopes, through this pro-
gramme, to build a tourist loyalty
base here in the Bahamas and pro-
mote sustainability.

“You add up the natural beauty
of the destination, plus the power-
ful leadership that is here in place,
plus solid tools to promote that des-
tination and that’s what starts mak-

you make an impact.”
Director General of the Ministry
of Tourism Vernice Walkine wel-

' comed the MasterCard programme

as “truly innovative.”

She said that although economic
times are “tough” she believes the
programme can bring visitors to the
Bahamas.

The initiative should benefit
about 30 merchants— including
ScotiaBank — who have come

Card wielding customer.
Those customers, before packs 3

_ing down.in The Bahamas, will be

able to preview those merchant’s |
savings and offerings through.a ded- +
icated micro-site on MasterCard’s :'
website. i
Frank Comito of the Bahamas °
Hotel Association said these kinds +
of inducements are necessary to

entice visitors to spend and to :
quickly show them the value of our Hs

American and Caribbean region

FROM page one

be mandatory contributions, laying the ground-
work for major problems later on.”

One high-profile Nassau company allegedly
owes more than $520,000 in NIB. contributions,
all of which should have been paid between
September, 2002, and July this year, The Tri-
bune was told.

A Family Island construction firm is alleged-
ly another major defaulter, owing at least six
years’ contributions.

An NIB insider said: “Some defaulters have
high-ranking political connections. Some are
simply crooks.

“But from our point of view, if people are
not part of the solution, then they are part of
the problem. We need to get the right people in
place to ensure we get the right administra-

ing a difference,”

said Mr Rubal-

NIB shortfall claims

tion.

“At the moment, the system is malfunction-
ing. It needs a major government inquiry
because what we are dealing with here is
entrenched corruption.

“Many honest people within NIB are very
concerned about what is going on. We need
stringent, prudent management in place. If
nothing is done, NIB will be broke by 2029.”

The informants said fewer than 40 per cent of
employers and self-employed were paying NIB
contributions, creating a massive shortfall.

If 95 per cent were paying, the reserves could
be running at $5 billion more than they are
now, they added.

The astonishing disclosures came only days
after board chairman Patrick Ward announced

onboard to bring savings and

destination.

that all employers and self-employed people —
who are behind with contributions will be
charged interest.

He said the new board of directors, appoint-

ed in July, are determined to improve compli-’;
ance rates to shore up the fund’s shortfall.

Acting director Anthony Curtis said interest °
on arrears would be charged at “a prime rate”. :
He said 18,000 of 24,000 employers and self- ;
employed who were registered to contribute |
were behind on payments as of August this ,
year.

Currently, said Mr Curtis, NIB is aceveral’ :
million dollars” behind the target it had hoped °
to meet for contributions this year.

Defaulters have been given an interest-free
amnesty until January 1, 2009.

Mr Curtis said: “If they do not take savant
tage of this window most certainly the board |
will be taking action to have them prosecuted.’ ea

FROM page one

Justice. Emmanuel Osadebay
advised Mrs Cash to apply for an
extension to comply with the
order, and file an affidavit
explaining why she had failed to
comply, for the appeal to be
heard.

But Mrs Cash argued there was
a conflict of interests in the mat-
ter, as she has filed a complaint
against the Appeal Court presi-
dent and Justice Osadebay in the
Supreme Court.

Dame Joan said: "There is no
right to sue a judge when he sits
in his capacity as judge.

"Judges are a race apart, and
they take a lot of guff from a lot
of ignorant people, and they don't
let it destroy their balance."

- The appeal court president crit-
icised Mrs Cash for lying in the

press by accusing the court of

stopping her "from doing wicked-
ness" in the court below, and
claiming to have sent papers ney-

er received by the Privy Council.’

Dame Joan threatened to have
Mrs Cash escorted to Her
Majesty's Prison for committing

i contempt of court by attacking

the judicial institution.

Mrs Cash, dressed in pale linen
trousers and a turquoise blouse,
was.also criticised for not showing,
respect in her attitude, dress,
manner or conduct.

Dame Joan also referred to

‘Give apology

or go to jail’

Mrs Cash as a contentious :
woman, asked about the level she :
had reached in her education, and :
asked whether she had been:

taught any manners. °

by saying Justice John Lyons :
ruled the courts were unconsti- :
tutional in 2007. But Justice ;
Christopher Blackman explained :
there would be no hearing until :

the matter was filed.

The appeal court president :
withdrew Mrs Cash's option of :
paying a fine and ordered her to :
return to court next Thursday =:
with an application to continue :
or withdraw her appeal, and evi- :
dence she has purged her con- :

blishi in :
femipt by. paplshing an apolony in : got slow from August.” Mr Jacques

the newspaper, or-be jailed.

When Mrs Cash attempted to }
argue she had not received a fair :

hearing to find her in contempt of : : Sieare

: tourist arrivals, he barely makes
"You have no witnesses. We ; $200. Being a husband, and a father
are not your equals. Who do you he-teels ke eiving up.

court, Dame Joan said:

think you are?"

And Mrs Cash again raised’ her :

? morning, you might get your first

"Put your -hand down," Dame : Job by 10 or 11 o’clock, and it’s just
i i not enough.”

hand for permission to speak,

Joan said. "You are atrocious.

You are a disgrace to Bahamian :
: costs and the rising price of groceties,

“fT heis unable to keep up with his bills.

womanhood."

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19. Indira G.E.R. Moss
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_FROM page one

Man captured

the Utica Police Department, state police and the U.S. Department of Jus-;

: tice all participated in the effort.

“Information developed during the investigation indicated Skelton left’
:? Jamaica and was living in the Bahamas, marshals said.

“On April 4, authorities in the Bahamas located Skelton in Nassau, the cap-
ital, (Deputy US Marshal Jamie) Farrington said. Bahamian authorities .
arrested Skelton on April 7 on a provisional arrest warrant, marshals said.

The Observer-Dispatch article quoted Assistant District Attorney Kurts|

* i Hameline, who is prosecuting the case, as saying: “Between April and now,
Mrs Cash continued to argue :

we’ve been trying to get him out of the Bahamas.”
County District Attorney Scott McNamara was quoted as saying that the. |
negotiations became an “intense legal struggle.”
“Fortunately, we were able to prevail — although it was a very challenging \
pursuit,” he said. “They don’t just hand people over. We basically had to try

our case in front of them.”

The Oneida County District Attorney’s Office and the US Department of)
Justice had to reproduce the original evidence, McNamara was quoted as say- ||

ing.
FROM page one

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and we expect things to pick up dur-
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said. Just six months ago he would
have easily earned up to $700 a
week, but because of the decrease in
of two dependents, ie says most days

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exchange for more reliable jobs, such ”
as jitney drivers.

This one time musician said he
once worked for a few years at the:

Ministry of Tourism’s Welcome

Centre, but had lost his job for what -
he calls “political favouritism.”

Mr Jacques said he is tired of the!
days when politicians used their posi-'
tions to hire and take care of their:
friends, and avoid taking care of the
real issues. “It’s a bit childish, it’s.
immature, it’s something the ae
doesn’t need,” he said.



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LYON, France (AP).—
Andy Roddick had 18 aces and
didn’t face a break point in
beating Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (5),
6-4 Tuesday in the first round of
the Lyon Grand Prix.

The top-seeded Roddick,
.who won the Lyon title in 2005,
had the only break of the match
in the second set. Mahut, who

»also had 18 aces, saved three

Petrova, Bartoli
atlvance at the
Ha ECS

» LINZ; Austria (AP) —
Fifth-seeded Nadia Petrova
and sixth-seeded Marion
+} Bartoli advanced to the sec-
ut ond round of the Generali
sjeLadies on Tuesday.
Petrova, who won the
tournament in 2005, rallied
to beat Kateryna Bon-
|, darenko of Ukraine 3-6, 6-3,
“6-1. The 13th-ranked Russ-
‘}-ian lost just two points on
‘serve in the finalset. ©
Bartoli improved to 3-5
|) against Ai Sugiyama by
“beating the Japanese player
6-4, 2-6; 7-6 (8). The 17th-
» ranked Frenchwoman failed
to convert five break-point
chances in the second set,
and came back from a break
down three times in the third
-| before she finally converted
her seventh match point.
Also, Maria Kirilenko
beat: Olga Savchuk of
Ukraine 6-2, 7-5. The 30th-
ranked Russian, who won
“her third WTA Tour title of
the season last month, was
broken in the second set
before winning four straight
games to close out. ne
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break points in the first set.

Roddick hurt his knee Mon-
day while playing doubles, but
said the injury did not bother
him.

“T did not feel anything this
morning, so now everything is
fine,” said Roddick.

Roddick is already looking
forward to next month’s Mas-
ters Cup, although he still needs
to qualify for the event in
Shanghai.

“It’s maybe.a more open
tournament this year,” Roddick
said. “There’s not only Roger
(Federer), but others like
(Andy) Murray who are playing
very well, or (Juan Martin) del
Potro. It promises to be a great
tournament.”

Also, second-seeded Richard
Gasquet of France rallied to
beat Santiago Giraldo 5-7, 6-3,
7-6 (3).

Gasquet, who has dropped to
15th in the ATP rankings, pres-
sured Giraldo’s serve through-
out, but could only take two of
his seven break-point chances.

Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador

‘also won, beating sixth-seeded

Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (4),
6-3, while Fabrice Santoro
defeated Fabio Fognini of Italy
6-4, 6-1 and Andreas Seppi of
Italy beat David Guez of France
6-2, 7-5.

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Ronaldo
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favourites
for Golden

1x Ball award

PARIS (AP). — Manchester
United winger Cristiano Ronal-
do and FC Barcelona forward
Lionel Messi are the favourites
to win this year’s Golden Ball,
awarded by France Football
magazine to Europe’s top play-
er.
Ronaldo finished second to
AC Milan midfielder Kaka last
year, while Messi was third.

Kaka was again among the
30 nominees released Tuesday,
but does not believe he will win
this time.

“I am realistic. This one won’t
be for me. It’s a shame, but it’s
logical,” Kaka said. “AC Milan
did not have a good season.”

Kaka is touting United’s
winger to take the top prize.

‘ “My favorite is Cristiano

~» Ronaldo,” Kaka said. “He won

two major titles with Manches-
ter, and he scored a lot of
goals.” i

The 23- -year- -old Portugal
winger scored 42 goals in all

competitions to help United win
the Premier League title and

the Champions League.

The 21-year-old Messi was
also in top form for Barca, scor-
ing several breathtaking goals
for the Catalan club, and also

helping Argentina defeat Nige-:
ria 1-0,to win the Olympic gold

medal in Beijing in August.
“He is the kind of player I

really like,” Kaka said. “Like .

Cristiano Ronaldo, he dribbles,
he scores. Messi often does it

“all on his own.’
Liverpool striker Fernando

Torres is also among the nomi-

nees after helping Spain win the
European Championship in
June, scoring the lone goal in
the final against Germany. Tor-

tes also scored 24 league goals

in his debut season with the
Reds.
Lyon striker Karim Benze-

ma, one of only two French
nominees along with Bayern’

Munich winger Franck Ribery,
told France Football that Torres

would get his vote.
“He scores goal after goal, 5
ae Benzema said.

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SPORTS



Big Red Machines
roll out Bluewaves

FROM page 1B pointed out. fae — 2

; “To be honest, these last few ST ANNE’S pitcher Nicholas Wilson on =

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so we feel good about the way fs. Today, we just bucked | Augustine’s College Big Red Machines, .
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St Be bela pitcher But we know what we have to Independent Secondary Schools &
Nicholas Wilson, seven of which (oe ee te eae eae 2" | (BAISS) junior boys champions, s
were extra bases, including an Big Red Machines 20 _ Stopped the Bluewaves 14-2... ‘2
in-the-park home run from Bluewaves 4 (SG) 2 =
Pee ae ane Ri pee SAC’s senior girls made sure z
awe a re nae fe m be d they had something to celebrate 3
DOS OO WAS 21,011 Dad 4 yesterday as they secured the =

one-out solo homer in a five-

run first inning, while Moss had

a one-out solo homer and Sey-

mour came’ up with a two-run

homer with two out in a nine-
run second. : :

In both innings, the Big Red
Machines batted around the
clock.

Like Wood, Seymour finished ,
with a 2-for-3 day with thre
RBIs and three runs scored and
Arien Seymour helped his own
cause by going 2-fér-2 with two

RBIs anda run scored.

' Arien Seymour gave'up just
one hit with four strike outs,
including the three outs in the
third to end the game.

St Anne’s scored their only
two runs in the first inning, the
first on Henry Thompson’s RBI
ground out that drove home
Adam Deveaux and the other
from Ian Mayers, who walked
and eventually came home ona
wild pitch.

Despite the loss, coach Rico
Seymour said they are hoping to
at least rebound from this loss
and improve their record to 3-6
when they play their last regular .

“season game against'Jordan
Prince William.

“We had a few shaky games
early in the season, but,we real-
ly didn’t have an ‘effective catch-
er and pitcher like we do now
with (Ian) Mayers catching and’
(Nicholas) Wilson pitching,” he .

pennant with an easy victory.
Chiune Isaacs was the win-
‘ning pitcher, but the Big Re?
Machines got a balanced hitting
attack led by Annique Williams’
two hits with three runs and Jac-
inta Clarke and Gernyka Gib-
son both had three hits with
three runs.

Coach Michelle Wilson said
they are now looking ahead to.
the playoffs and eventually win-
ning the title.

“We could hit the ball a lot
better, but this was the first time
that the pitcher pitched and she
did a good job,” Wilson said.
“We’ve been experimenting on
pitching so if we get in trouble
in the playoffs, we will have per-
sons to come in and get the ball
across the plate.”

St Anne’s dropped to 1-4, but
coach Curt Hollingsworth said
his team could have definitely
played much better..

“Very... poor,” said
Hollingsworth in summing up
the defeat. “This team itself is a °
very young team. Last year we
lost a lot of players, but we have
a good crop of players who will
only get better in time.”

Hollingsworth said he has
one simple mandate for St
Anne’s: “Get it turned around.”
And.he feels they have been
improving with more parents
coming out and lending their
support

SAC pitcher. Arien
Seymour in action...

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@ By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — Reggie
Bush had surgery on his left knee
and it’s unclear when the New
Orleans Saints running back will
be back with the team.

Bush, injured on a punt return
in the first half of Sunday’s 30-7
loss to the Carolina Panthers, had

athe operation Monday in Birm-
ingham, Ala., Saints spokesman
Greg Bensel said Tuesday in an e-
mail to The Associated Press. He
gave no other details.

Instead of accompanying his
teammates on the trip to London
to face the San Diego Chargers
on Sunday at Wembley Stadium,
Bush instead visited Dr. James
Andrews.

“He has been a big part of what
we have been able to do offen-
sively and it’s an injury that we
have to deal with,” Saints coach
Sean Payton said shortly after the
team arrived Monday. “Hopeful-
ly on a short-term basis rather ff
than a long-term basis, and it
sounds like that’s the case.”

Bush sustained cartilage dam-

sage, and some athletes have
missed several months because of
surgery to repair similar injuries.

“From a timing standpoint, it
falls with this game and then a
bye weekend; so there is a little bit
of time there for him as it per-
tains to his recovery,” Payton said.
“We'll have to make some adjust-
ments offensively.”

Aaron Stecker or Pierre
Thomas will be called on to play
alongside Deuce McAllister in the
backfield.

The Saints played the final four
games of last season without Bush
due to a knee injury, and they
went 2-2.

msCraillhy we won't skip a
beat,” Saints quarterback Drew
eee said. “Obyiously we will
miss Reggie, Dea MS AY Artis
any guy who is that productive
for us offensively.”

Bush entered the game against
Carolina with an NFL-best 41
receptions.

The 2005 Heisman Trophy win-
ner from Southern California
missed practice early last week
with swelling in his left knee. He
had 55 yards on nine carries,
caught one pass for 5 yards, and
had! a 3.5 average on three punt
returns against Carolina.

Still, Brees appeared confident
fol the game against a Chargers,



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Harrison’s
injury

_ appears
_ season-
ending

By HOWARD ULMAN
P Sports Writer

OXBOROUGH, Mass.
P) — Rodney Harrison, the
hitting but injury-plagued
of the New England
ts, appears to be done for
~ason — and perhaps his
er — after being hurt again.
e 15-year veteran was
ured on the last play of the
quarter of the Patriots 41-
vin over the Denver Bronc«
onday night when he
d scrambling quattes k
Cutler.
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ontract, pointed t
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Belichick said Tues-
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t quarterback Tom:
who suffered a season-
knee i injury in the open-
d running back Laurence
y, whose season ended
went on the injured
e- list Monday with a
ilder injury. Belichick
to say if Maroney would |
surgery.

anmamy Morris rushed for 138
in his place but hurt his
and didn’t play in the sec-
alf. Belichick said his sta-
; was day-to-day.

€ injury to the 35-year-old
arrison is his fourth in four



005, he tore three liga-
in his left knee in the
same and missed the rest
the season and the playoffs.
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$ with a broken right
rt blade and retuned for
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a good player. He’s been
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afety Brandon Meriweath-
first-round draft choice last

@ season Monday and like-
vould move into a starting
le.
Harrison made the Pro Bow!
1998 and 2001 during his -
e-year stint with San Diego.
The Chargers cut him after the
2002 season when he was
slowed by an ankle injury.

The Patriots signed him as a
free agent in March 2003 and
they won Super Bowls in each
of their first two seasons with
him. In six seasons with New
England, he had nine sacks and
eight interceptions.

The aggressive Harrison, the
target of complaints by some
opponents of dirty hits, has
been fined more than $200,000
by the NFL. He was suspended
for one game in 2002 for a hel-
met-to-helmet hit on Oakland’s
Jerry Rice that cost him a game
check of $111,764.

_ But Harrison also has been a
mentor to players like 24-year-
old James Sanders, the Patriots
other starting safety.

_ “He is a future Hall of Famer.





' He is one of the best to play

this game. He has taught me a
lot,” Sanders said in the locker
room after Monday’s victory. ,
“J am going to go to the training
room and see how he is doing
and let him know J am here for
him.”





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St Francis Xavier walks

away with junior title

THE Fifth
Annual Dea-
con “Lou”
Adderley
and Vincent
Ferguson All
Catholic
Basketball
‘Tournament
got under-
way earlier
this month at
Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road.

There was competition in
two divisions - Seniors and
Juniors Co-ed. (See the
attached listing for the parish-
es that competed).

Competition was keen and
all went well with the Holy

i ei Wilmott

\Family Soldiers winning the

senior title over Aquinas
Aces, who were the runners

a eee

CATHOLIC Archbishop Patrick Pinder presents senior Keith Russell, of





BASKETBALL



up.

St Francis Xavier won the
junior title and St Joseph’s
was the runners up.

e Individual awards were as
follows:

Seniors MVP - Norman
Dean (Holy Family Parish)

Seniors Best Sportsman -
Keith Russell (St Cecilia’s
Parish)

. Juniors MVP -- Jabari
Wilmott - (St Francis Xavier
Cathedral)

Juniors Best Sportsman -
Shonte Cargill (Holy Family
Parish)



St Cecilia’s Parish, with his best sportsman trophy...



ARCHBISHOP Patrick Pinder presents senior Norman Dean, of Holy Fam-
ily Falls, with his MVP trophy...



ARCHBISHOP Patrick Pinder presents junior Shonte Cargill, of Holy Fam- °

ily Parish, with best sportsman trophy...









ABOUT 70 neople
took part in Roadmas-
ters Running Club’s
charity 20-mile run/walk
- in aid of the All Saints
Camp — from Montagu
Beach to Croodman’s
Bay and Dack on Satur-
day.
The motto: “The will
to do, the Soul to Dare’.
Around 4am, partici- -
pants lined up at Mon- —
tagu Beach to begin the
course.
_ Twenty five volunteers
provided Gatorade,
Aquafresh water and
Red Bull and Raptur
energy drinks at five
_stops along the route.
Others on ticycles and
in trucks monitored the,
runners and walkers.
Finishers were greet-
ed with Bahamian music
and complimentary
chicken souse with John-
ny Cake after the two-
hour plus workout.
Major sponsors of the
event were the Royal
Bank of Canada,
Thompson. Trading,
Bristol Cellers and Pep-
si-Cola. :
The event is the
longest of its kind in
New Providence and
served as training for
Bahamians preparing for
half and full marathons
in the US this season.
Roadmasters is a run-
ning group dedicated to
long distance running.






MEMBERS of the Roadmasters Running Club — a group dedicated to long distance running...

sib

LOCAL SPORTS



MEMBERS of the Holy Family Soldiers (above) won the senior title over the Aquinas Aces, who were the runners up (below)...

‘





rs Running Club’
iullenge for charity








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First Class promoter
irate with Bahamas

Boxing

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
. bstubbs@tribunemedia. het

FIRST CLASS Beemer
Michelle Minus is irate with the
Bahamas Boxing Commission
for failing to sanction their last
professional boxing show.

Minus produced a letter
addressed to Patrick Strachan,
chairman of the commission,
dated September 17, 2008, seek-
ing sanctioning for their final
show for the year-on Saturday,
November 15.

It’s the second time that
Minus had sought sanction from
the Commission and she is now
forced to either postpone. or
cancel the show because her
request was not granted.

However, in a letter dated
Wednesday, September 11,
2008, the commission wrote to
Minus informing her that her
proposed September 20 boxing
show was not sanctioned.

A letter issued by Strachan |

indicated there were several rea-
sons for the non-sanctioning
decision. All of those reasons
were not outlined.

But the letter did reveal that
because of the hard fight that
Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’ Mackey
encountered on July 24 when
he won the British Common-
wealth middleweight title over
Michael Gbenga, it was in his
best interest not:to fight within
the next six months.

After they were informed that
the September 20 show was not
going to be sanctioned, Minus
said they applied for sanctioning
for the November show.

Mackey, along with light-
weight Meacher ‘Pain’ Major,
were expected to be the two fea-
tured fighters against visiting
opponents on the new card.

“They have him on a six-
month lay-off for winning the
Commonwealth title fight, but
he got a complete physical from
Dr Patrick Roberts, who was
one of the physicians at the

“This is not
about First
Class. It’s
about the
boxers who

are being
held back.
Professional
boxing was
doing quite
well in the last
couple of
years. So we
really don’t
need this type
of setback.”
— Michelle Minus

. fight, and he was clearly cleared

medically,” Minus stated. “So
why does he have to lay up for
six months?”

Minus also noted that they
are working on getting a Com-

_monwealth title fight for Major

early next year and he needed
the tune-up fights before he
competes for the title.

She said the Boxing Comrhis-
sion was making it difficult for
the stable of boxers by not sanc-
tioning the fights and they were
holding back the fighters by not
having their results posted on
international boxing websites.

“This is not about First Class.

Commission

It’s about the boxers who are
being held back,” Minus stated.
“Professional boxing was doing
quite well in the last couple of
years. So we really don’t need
this type of setback.”

Minus said the commission is
paid to provide the information,
which helps in securing other
fights for the fighters.

While she feels she’s not get-
ting any justice from the Box-
ing Commission, Minus said
First Class ‘had written to the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and

‘Culture to intervene in the mat-

ter.
Her husband and coach Ray

‘ Minus Jr said all the fighters are

frustrated and upset over the
fact that they are in the gym
training, but can’t get a chance
to fight.

“It’s really difficult to keep . .

them excited and motivated to
train and be ready to fight
because they are not sure when
and if they will get a match,” he
said.

“T think it’s sad to see that we
are having this setback by the
Boxing Commission. I was
under the impression that the
Commission was there to govern
the sport in a positive way to
encourage and assist these
young men in their careers.”

Minus Jr said the fighters are
looking to further their boxing
careers, but they are being hin;
dered by the Boxing Commis-
sion, which he said seemed not
to have boxing at heart.

Efforts to contact Pat ‘The
Centerville Assassin’ Strachan,
chairman of the Boxing Com-
mission, proved fruitless up to
press time last night. But com-
mission secretary Fred Sturrup
said they have been having a
hectic time trying to make things
as easy as possible for First
Class.

He noted that First Class had
not complied with a series of
issues raised by the Commis-
sion. Until they did, they would
not sanction any of their shows.



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& By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

i he junior boys
’ “and senior girls
Of thes se St
Augustine’s Col-
lege Big Red
Machines put a double wham-
my on the St Anne’s Blue-
voves fo close out their regu-
lar season Oi a high hote.
Playing simultaneously at
St Augustine’s College yes-
terday, the defending
Bahamas Association of Inde-
pendent Secondary Schools
(BAISS) junior boys champi-
ons stopped the Bluewaves
14-2 on one field.
On another field, the Big
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Business Heporier

FiretCarsibean International

Bank (Bahamas) has been |

‘ selected as the institution that

will provide placement and

“escrow agency services for the

Bahamian-dollar denominated °

‘component of the $450 million

reveal.
~ Frank Watson, the Airport

Lynden Pindling International

“i Airport (LPIA) project financ-

ing, Tribune Business can

Authority chairman, confirmed

yesterday that FirstCaribbean ~

had been selected, ‘and that it

~ would now be working with

.national financing required for

Citibank to also seek the inter-

the airport’s redevelopment.

Tribune Business under-.

stands that among the rival bids

seen off by FirstCaribbean were’
those submitted by RoyalFi-

delity Merchant Bank.and Trust

: and Providence Advisors.



_Mr Watson acknowledged
_ that while the quest for financ-’

ing had faced some challenges

~ as a result of the global financial

system’s liquidity/er édit crunch,
he remained optimistic that the
Nassau Airport Development

Company (NAD) would be

able to secure the $200 million

needed for the airport redevel- iv
opment’ sfirst phase.
“Raising the financing will”
enable NAD to.remain on tar-

- get, particularly with the award-

~~ ing of the construction contract.

for the physical work, within
the first two months of 2009..
“Allin all, Mr Watson:added

: . that he was satisfied with the

progress and timeline for the

at

project.

The Req net for Proposal
(RPF) that NAD submitted,

and which was won by First-
Caribbean, requites the bank

. to.raise $95 million, from insti-

tutional and-high net-worth
Investors in the Bahamian cap-

ve

elena call over
_ BEC fuel surcharge

SEE, page 2B

ma m By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor |

THE Bahamas Chamber of -

Commerce’s president yester-
day called for more “trans-

parency”’.and independent over-
sight of how the Bahamas Elec- -

tricity Corporation (BEC) cal-

culated its fuel surcharge, as —

many in the business commu-
nity were questioning why it

_ was'not falling in line with glob-

al oil prices.
Calling for independent audi-

- tors to oversee BEC’s monthly

fuel surcharge calculations as a °

way to, protect Bahamian busi-
nesses and. consumers, Dioni-
sio D’Aguilar said: “People are
beginning to question’ the

‘integrity of the fuel surcharge

calculation, and BEC needs to.

jump on that right away and

PTHE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Qe,

Tribune Business Editor

out of its acquisi-
tion attempt
because the Government’s deci-
sion to restrict the facility to 120
acres had made it impossible to
generate a return on their



' investment, Tribune Business,

can reveal.
The Bahamas FilmInvest

International consortium, which «
tional’s withdrawal provides a

was put together by Bahamian
banker Owen Bethel, president
of the Nassau-based Montaque
Group, was said by sources
close to the process to have
withdrawn its attempted acqui-
sition after the Government

“removed from the equation.

much of the land earmarked for

real estate development.
“Owen Bethel’s group has

decided not to aa any fur-

Studios has pulled’




SE wibaea od Tete ecnseicetae cements,

Film Studios deal blow-up

@ By NEIL HARTNELL



2008



ROYAL BFIDELITY



Maney at Work
NASSAU.
(242) 356-9801

FREEPORT
(242) 351-3010

MARSH HARBOR
(242) 367-3135

‘Almost _
50%’ of.

Group formed by Bahamian banker withdraws from pigders
acquisition because reduction in development’ S ae oe
eliminates investment return potential —

ther with acquiring the Film
Studios,” a source told Tribune
Business yesterday.

‘Mr Bethel himself declined .
to. comment when contacted

yesterday by this newspaper,
although he did not deny what

Tribune Business iad been told.

Bahamas FilmInvest Interna-

new twist in the protracted dra-
ma over the Bahamas Film Stu-
dios’ fate, although the move
should not come as a surprise
because Tribune Business: had

~ warned previously that the

Goyernment’s plans to reduce
the acreage granted’ to the
development were a potential
deal-breaker.

The Government has cut the

project’s. size Hon the 3,500

acres of Crown Land previous-. .

ly allocated to it to just 120
acres, and possibly as little as

80-90 acres.

‘ Such a move had previously,
been foreshadowed by Prime

Minister Hubert Ingraham in -

an interview with Tribune Busi-
ness earlier this year, because
the Bahamas Film Studios, now
owned by its chairman, Ross

Fuller, had defaulted on the .

lease payments and obligations
it had to fulfill in the original
Heads of Agreement-signed

‘with the project’s three found-

ing partners - all of whom are’

. now deceased.

This gave the Government
the chance to Je benouate the

-Heads of Agreement terms, but

Mr Bethel had warned back in

July that the Government’s |

determination to repossess
much of the 3,500 acres of.
Crown Land leased by the for-
mer Christie government back |
in 2003 would affect the devel-
opment’s feasibility and sus-

tainability from an economic. .

and financial standpoint.

- The previous PLP adminis-

tration had leased almost the

entire former US Air Force

Missile Base to the initial trio of -
developers - Hans Schutte, Paul
Quigley and Michael Collyer,

all of whom are now deceased -.
and Prime Minister Ingraham

SEE page 4B

- jobs end, the |

: BUSINESSES are
“really “afraid” of being

approaching,

- Commerce’s president |)

“Ty” Tose between 2-4 pert

‘staying stubbornly high. The .

- applies only to business con-

decrease rate - and global oil

‘plies for. three months, and is

~ ries that were purchased at the



& By N NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



hit by an upsurge in
crime with the big-spend- |
ing Christmas season fast |
the |
Bahamas Chamber of |}

telling Trbune Business
yesterday that companies |
could on average “easi- puerto

cent of sales revenues to”
internal and external theft.

Dionisio D’Aguilar said that with unem-
ployment and underemployment increas-
ing as a result of the economic slowdown, it
was likely that more Bahamians would turn
to crime and theft to give them the funds
necessary to “fulfill promises” made for
Christmas to family and sweethearts.

_» “I think people are really afraid of that |
right now,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune

Business. “All you're hearing right now is

_ that there are a significant amount of hos-

pitality industry lay-offs and reduced work

- weeks, with other businesses closing down.

“You have the softness in the employ-

ment ec and: Christmas i is around the

make it as transparent as possi-
~ ble.

“The only reasons this ques- .
tion is being asked is because -
the global oil price is coming
down in an extremely fast man-
ner, but the fuel surcharge is

question is: why?

“Show me a grid of the fuel
surcharge, the global. spot oil
price, and the price at which
‘BEC bought the fuel it is cur-
* rently using, so that people can
see it and get a comfort.level.
Enlighten us. Give us the infor-
mation so we can make
informed decisions. You have
this monopoly with no over-
_ sight.”

‘BEC s fuel surcharge for
October 2008 is $0.22549 per,
kilowatt hour. That price

sumerts and residential customer
who use more than 800 KwH
per month, and has come down
from its August 2008 peak ‘of
$0.24794 or just under $0.25. °

That represents a 9.1 per cent
decrease over.a two-month
period, yet over the same period
_ global crude oil prices have fall-
en from a peak of around $120
per barrel to current prices of
just over $72 per barrel for
Brent Crude.

That represents a 40 per cent
decrease - much higher than for
the BEC fuel surcharge

prices have almost halved since
reaching a June-July 2008 peak
of $145 per barrel.

BEC’ likely reply will be that
it purchases in advance fuel sup-

now using up the last invento-

SEE page 2B






St. Michael



corner, so. businesses 2 are very fearful there

will:be a huge ‘dash for cash’ to fulfill
promises.’ :

He added: “There’s no doubt there’s a
correlation between the number of people
unemployed and an increase in crime.
There’s going to be an increase in armed
robberies and crimes committed against
businesses and their properties. :

“People need to be extremely vigilant
-and take-what measures they need to safe-

guard cash and their property. There will’
definitely be an increase in criminal activi-_

ty.” ;

The Royal Bahamas Police Force
(RBPF) is always placed on heightened
alert in the run-up to Christmas, given that

. crime traditionally increases as persons seek
the money necessary to purchase promised

- gifts. This leads to the phenomenon of per-
sons becoming ‘temporary criminals’ for
the Christmas season.

The Chamber president said, though, that »
_ internal theft.and employee stealing posed .

a greater threat financially.to Bahamian

‘businesses than armed robberies, -
“Businesses are hit much harder by that

sort of stuff,” Mr D’Aguilar said. “Armed

robberies are a joke compared to internal -

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Theft to cost firms 2- 4% of holiday sales

- theft. It’s sucha Gidepread and sostemar:
ic problem, especially if you've got a busi--

ness that has many moving parts.”
Employees who were paid on a commis-

sion basis, or had a bonus scheme linked to.»

sales, were especially prone to bolstering

their income by nefarious means, especial-'
- ly if business was not good.

When asked how much Bahamian com-
panies could lose over the Christmas period
as a.result of employee and customer theft,
Mr D’Aguilar replied: “Anywhere from 2-
4 per cent of sales, easily.

“Clearly, food stores will suffer a larger

_ percentage, probably’closer to 5 per cent,

because they’ve got products that every-
body needs. People are unemployed, very
hungry, and need food. I’m sure they’re
going to be hit hardest by the downturn
from both internal theft and customer steal-
ing of products.”

Mr D’ Aguilar said yesterday shat’

Bahamian workers needed to realise there
were jobs aplenty in existence, and that

they should not see ‘manual labour as

demeaning.
“Bahamian workers mend to be educated

SEE page 2B






struggling
to find
work

of By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor








“CLOSE iz
tox 0 pers
cent” of
Bahamian }
contractors |;
are strueetne
to find new |*
work once
their current



Bahamian ¥
Contractors
Association’s
‘(BCA) pres-
ident yesterday telling Tribune
Business: “The ramifications of
a downturn in the construction |
industry will hurt everybody in -
this country.” be

Stephen Wrinkle said the
‘trickle down’ effect from a con-
struction slowdown was “sig-.
nificant”, given that the industry —
absorbed a large number of |
- semi-skilled and unskilled work-
‘ers who: otherwise iene be

Y unemployed.

‘Those workers in turn were
"key customers for other sectors -
in the Bahamian economy,
spending their wages in retail 4
stores, restaurants and bars.

‘The construction industry is. a
estimated to generate about 11.
’ per cent of the Bahamas’ per
annum gross domestic product
(GDP), but Mr Wrinkle said:

_ “It appears that it [the sector] is
going from bad to worse very
quickly.’ ae

“Every day now I’m having
contractors contact me and say-
ing they’ve finished stuff and .
nothing else is in the works.
There’s tough times ahead of
us, and the global economic cli-
mate is not going to change rad-
ically in 90 days.”

. When asked by Tribune Busi-
néss how many Bahamian con-

SEE page 7B

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@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter

THE Ministry of Tourism

_and MasterCard yesterday

unveiled a new promotion
designed to boost visitor spend-
ing in the Bahamas by providing
gifts and incentives to customers
using the credit card.

The ‘MasterCard- Find Your
Way Programme’ is a year-long
programme that seeks to offer
MasterCard holders unique
experiences and exclusive ben-
efits throughout Nassau and
Paradise Island. :

Vernice Walkine, tourism
director-general at the Ministry
of Tourism, said the ministry

was always seeking ways to~

increase visitor spend among
cruise and stopover visitors.
The new programme will, in
particular, target the 400 mil-
lion Americans who have a
MasterCard and may choose a
Bahamian vacation to use their
credit card as the preferred
method of payment . They will

not only be eligible for local

offers but sweepstakes benefits
as well.

According to Mario Perez,
MasterCard’s head executive
for the Caribbean and Latin

America, the Bahamas has °
always been an important mar-.

ket for the company; particu-
larly given the success it has had
in the tourism market.

While he noted that the

majority of tourism sales are

cash, MasterCard’s goal was to

encourage the use of credit as a.

safe and effective method of
payment.

Card initiative aims to
boost visitor spending



VERNICE WALKINE (second from left), the Ministry of Tourism’s director-
general, and Frank Comito, the Bahamas Hotel Association’s executive vice-
president, with MasterCard executives...

The details of the programme
were explained by Patricio
Rubalcaba, vice-president of
commerce development - travel
and entertainment industries -
for MasterCard Latin America
and the Caribbean.

He explained that Master-
Card had partnered with a vari-
ety of vendors as.a result of
their customers’ wishes. So far,
some 30 merchants, represent-
ing dozens of stores and loca-
tions, have signed up.

There is no charge to the
merchants as all the costs are
absorbed by MasterCard, with
the Ministry and merchants
having made soft, non-cash 'con-
tributions.

The benefit to the visitor is
that it allows them to experi-

ence more in the destination,
particularly, in the area of pre-
booking their trip, another
major tourism goal... ~
Speaking on behalf of the
Bahamas Hotel Association

(BHA), Frank Comito, its exec-

utive vice-president, said the
programme was a “win-win-
win” situation, benefiting visi-

‘tors, the Bahamian economy
and MasterCard as a whole. He
said more and more travellers °

expect value and values.
To promote the programme,

MasterCard, will distribute

‘Find your way’ exclusive offer
guides at strategic distribution

points (airports, hotels taxis and.

a kiosk located at Festival Place,
Prince George Wharf, passat s
main cruise port.)

‘Transparency’ call over
| BEC fuel surcharge _

FROM{ page 1B

market peak.

Yet Mr D’ Aguilar yesterday
questioned whether BEC was
buying for three months, as
industry sources had told him
the company did not have that
storage capacity.

With oil prices having peaked
at around $100-$105 per barrel
for the September-October, Mr
D’ Aguilar said that if BEC had
bought its fuel for November

in this period, the fuel surcharge

should next month retreat to

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where it was for the February-
May-2008 period - between
$0.16-$0.17 per kilowatt hour.
“Tt would be good if they pro-
vided the whole process with
more transparency, and people
could see the direct correlation
between the fuel surcharge and

global oil prices, ” Mr D’ Aguilar |

said.
Level

He added that the same level
of transparency should be
applied to BEC’s request for

- proposal (RFP) tender for

renewable energy suppliers, say-
ing he was “a little amazed” that
the Corporation had published
no information on the more

than 20 proposals it had

received.

“Who are the companies?
What is their technology?” he
asked. “List them so we can see.
Make that process transparent.
This is where they run into trou-
ble, because they keep the
process closed, and when bid-
ders are rejected they don’t see
the reasons. :

“The people own BEC, so let
them know what’s happening.”

Bank wins airport
financing deal

FROM page 1B

ital markets, as part of the over-
all $200 million.

The first phase of the LPIA
redevelopment project will
include improving the physical
and sanitary conditions at the

airport; alleviating parking cori*”

ditions and air side congestion;

managing adequate check in
spaces for additional air traffic

growth; facilitating group travel .
' and minimising and streamlin-

ing passenger security checks.
Once started, this phase is
expected to be completed with-
in 24 months. The first phase
also includes the realignment

of the sewerage and-electrical’*” ‘~

systems and clearing ground.

Theft to cost firms
-4% of holiday sales

‘FROM page 1B

about the fact there are jobs out
there,” the Chamber president
‘said.

“The Immigration Depart-
ment is complaining bitterly
that it receives 100 work per-
mit applications a day. Why is it
receiving this level of work per-
mit applications when there is
unemployment out there.”

Hinting that Bahamians shied



away from manual positions
such as farm labourers because
they viewed it as demeaning,
causing farmers to embark on
the wholesale import of Hait-
ian labour, Mr D’ Aguilar said:
“Too many ,Bahamians feel
those jobs are beneath them,
but $200 is better than no dol-
lars. They have to adjust and
realise that doing something
and earning an income is better
than doing nothing and having
no income.”

\



THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008 , PAGE 3B



anel selects the award winners



THE BLUE RIBBON PANEL with responsibility for selecting the 2008
recipients includes (I-r): Hillary Deveaux, executive director of the Secu-
rities Commission of the Bahamas; Emily Demeritte, council member,
Bahamas Institute of Financial Services; Brian Moree, managing partner
at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes (also the 2007 Executive of the eat): and

. Lambert eotley: partner, KPMG. |

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CARMELA JEAN OF NO. 12
HIBISCUS 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 22ND
day of OCTOBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box GT-2299, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, CHERYL STUBBS
of P.O. Box CR-54853, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to
change my name to

If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief.
Passport Officer; P.O.Box N-742; Nassau, Bahamas,
no later than 9 thirty (80) days after the date of publication
of this notice.



PUBLIC AUCTION

Set lhede deale OCTOBER 25TH, 2008

By Order of

The Bahamas Development Bank
Cable Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas
_ Commonwealth of The Bahamas

I. G. STUBBS WILL SELL

Eleven ( 11) assorted sed vssels as set out in the

WHAT:
schedule below:

MAKE/MODEL NAME
1990 - 34’ Offshore Vessel
1977 - 53’ Defender
1992 - 45’ Defender Vessel

- 1989 - 48’ North Carolina
1979 -.52’ Hatteras Fibre Glass Vessel
1980 - 47’. Garcia - .
1981 - 51’ Defender Vessel
80’ Custom Steel Hull Vessel
94’ Steel Hull Gulf Coast Shrimp Trawler
1980 with two (2) Volvo Diesel Engine

Shabak
Liminos

Equality

122’ Single Screw Steel Hull (1960)

LOCATION: Potters Cay Dock - Nassau, The Bahamas

TIME: 11:00am - ‘Saturday, October 25th, 2008 - Preview and Inspection from 9:00am Until Auction time at

the site.

TERMS: * ALL items to be Sold Where Is As Is for Cash, Cashier’ Check or current Bank Guarantee Letter.
Purchase will not be released until paid for in full not later than 4:00pm Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, Where
- a deposit is required, the same is non refundable. If final payment is not made by 4:00pm Tuesday, November

4, 2008 any and all deposits made will be forfeited.

Any and all Notices or amendments by Auctioneer on said Auction Day whether written or verbal shall supercede

this or any subsequent advertisement.

For further information contact I. G. Stubbs at 322-2028 or Fax: 328-8086 or Email: igstubbs@coralwave.com

or
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At (242) 327-5780/ 702-5730/702-5724

& Fax (242) 702-5730 email: BahamasDevelopmentBank.com

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The Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) says its
annual Financial Services
Industry Excellence Awards
are designed to recognise role
models in the industry for their
outstanding performance and
contribution to the sector’s
growth and development.

Wendy Warren, BFSB’s chief
executive, said: "These awards

importance of quality human
resources for the success of the
industry." i

Programme

Since the programme was

ago, ‘Stars’ of the industry are
chosen in four categories: Exec-
utive of the Year - chief execu-
tive level; Professional of the
Year - any level of management
or supervision; Achiever of the
Year - junior and support lev-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANGELINE DORGEUS OF
WASHINGTON 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 15TH day of OCTOBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and | Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.





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continue to recognise the .

Development and Promotion
of the financial services indus-
try.

Nominations were open to
the entire financial services
industry, including industry reg-
ulatory and supervisory agen-

Student

The awards are comple-
mented by BFSB's Financial
Services Student of the Year

outreach, hosted in collabora-
tion with the College of the
Bahamas' School of Business.

Industry

The 2008 Industry Excellence
Awards Banquet will be held
on October 25, at Sandals Roy-
al Bahamian Hotel and Spa.

All finalists will be recog-

_nised at that time, and the

recipients in each category will
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NOTICE

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is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and.”
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of The Bahamas, and that any person who, knows any —
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
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FROM page 1B

felt those terms were unduly
generous, with too much land
granted.

Yet that land was critical to
their plans, and those of Mr
Bethel’s group and other paree

opers, as the real estate com-
ponent would have generated
the majority of the Bahamas
Film Studios’ revenues and
profits.

Apart from the existing water
tank and associated film/TV
production facilities already at

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the Bahamas Film Studios, the
project’s economic sustainabil-
ity always depended on the
development of a hotel, movie
theme park and residential real
estate component - at least until
a steady flow of business from
incoming movie/TV production

crews was developed.
Mr Bethel’s group had pre-

viously pledged to invest:

upwards of $90 million in com-
pleting the original vision for
the Bahamas Film Studios, but
y reducing the land available to
any future developers, the Gov-

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NOTICE

OLLIS VALLEY LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of OLLIS VALLEY LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company. has therefore been struck ort the a aoe

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
. 138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of GRAN ASISI SLOPES 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

- FLYING BALD EAGLE LTD.

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

ernment may have undermined
the Bahamas Film Studios’ eco-
nomic viability.

With Bahamas FilmInvest
International now out of the
picture, the search will have to
intensify for a new buyer. One
party likely to be interested is
Los Angeles-based’ Bahamian
filmmaker Cedric Scott, who

has long harboured ambitions.

to create his own movie stu-

.dio/production facility in the

Bahamas.

Yet the global credit/liquidity
crunch, coupled with the Wall
Street and stock market down-
turns, and generally depressed
global economy are likely to’
overshadow any attempted pur-
‘chase, as all prospective devel-
opers will have difficulty in
accessing debt financing,

Mr Bethel earlier this month
told Tribune Business that the
existing sales agreement
. between. his group and Mr
Fuller had expired on October
5, 2008.

“He is requesting $5 million
to enter into a new agreement

with him, based on the new °

terms,” Mr Bethel said.

He also warned that time was
running out if the Bahamas was
to attract Disney’s Pirates of the
Caribbean IV to film at the
Bahamas Film Studios.

With the producers targeting
a likely Christmas 2009 release,
filming would start in the 2009
first half and the Bahamas Film
Studios needed several months’
preparation if Disney was even
to consider it as a shooting loca-
tion. :

“Disney hes given the ereen
light for Pirates of the
Caribbean IV, and the question
is where it will be shot,” Mr
Bethel said..

_ “They’re not stating exactly

when in the New Year they

would like to film, but we antic-

ipate it’s i in the first half of the.
year.”

When asked how long it
would take to make Bahamas
Film Studios ready for Disney,
Mr Bethel replied: “ You’re
looking at a task of probably
four to six months.”

Attracting Pirates of the
Caribbean IV. to Grand
Bahama is now. looking virtu-

_ally impossible with Bahamas -.

FilmInvest International’s with-
drawal. The lost economic ben-
efits could be considerable -
especially in a time of econom-
ic downturn.

The Pirates of the Caribbean
Il and III sequels pumped some
$40 million into the Grand
Bahama economy when they

were filmed previously.

Legal Notice.

NOTICE

LAS CANDES NORTE INC.

Notice is feeby given that in acebidaice with section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of LAS CANDES NORTE 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)

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
_ (Liquidator)

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC. .
(Liquidator).

Legal Notice

NOTICE

Legal Notice —

NOTICE

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CONVEXITY KAPITAL LTD. SAGUARO CACTUS INC. ALVALOU RIVER INC.

ee
: Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8). of the International Business Compa--
nies Act 2000, the dissolution of ALVALOU_
RIVER INC. has been completed; a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and_ the ‘Company- has

+ therefore been struck off the Register.

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

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

-ARGOSA CORP. INC.

-ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) Y

(Liquidator)



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19.68 7.64 Bank of Bahamas ae, 7.64 7.64 . 0.00. 0.643 0.160 11.9 2.09%
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13.01 12.00 Finco F : 12.00 * 12.00 0.00 0.665 0.570 18.0 4.75%
14.66 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.60 11.60 0.00 0.682 0.450 17.0 3.88%
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10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 i 0.180 0.000 55.6 0.00%

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30-Sep-08
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Previous Close - Pravious day's Seared Pi
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
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NOTICE

DATEJUST CORPORATION

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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 DATEJUST CORPORATION 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

MUNROE VALLEY INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) — :

Legal Notice

NOTICE —

_” ENDLESS LEGENDS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Secuion 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of ENDLESS LEGENDS INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

-ARGOSA CORP. INC.
_(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE



DAYBYDAYSHORELTD.



| Notice is hereby given that in accordance. with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,

the dissolution of DAY BY DAY SHORE 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
_ ABDEYAS SLOPES INC. -

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Compa-
mies Act 2000, the. dissolution of ABDEYAS

SLOPES 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
VAUDERENS S.A.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of VAUDERENS S.A. has been completed; a

} Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

VARIATIONS CORP.

e

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE



SHANTI VALLEY INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

&

CHIKOS VALLEY INC.

—

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
| dissolution of CHIKOS VALLEY INC. has’ been com-

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
| Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

AKNIL LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice i

NOTICE |

QUID STAIRCASE HOLDINGS LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP, INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
JOLIE BLOND INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice:

NOTICE

ULTRASONIC SOUNDS INC. ©
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DVIS Se
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ULTRASONIC SOUNDS INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has theréfore been struck off the Register.

» PECHIDIA

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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Black's winning move?

‘ Muzychuk (Slovenia}, European
women's championship, Plovdiv
2008. At first glance, the game Chess: 8701: 1..Nd df so that if 2 Nuc? Nez mate ar 2
is in the balance. White is upon + -Nxc3. Nf3+ 3 Kh NigS+ wins the queen. White tried 1...
material, roak for bishop and _ Nd4 2 Qg2 but after Qf?! with 3 double attack on the
pawn, while her d5 knight attacks * 35 fight she had to resign (3 NfG+Kh8!). :
Murzychuk’s ¢7 queen and ¢3 :
bishop. Black can avoid material
loss by 1...Q97 2 Bh6 Qd4 when
3 Nxc3 Qxc3 4 Rael still looks
. unclear. But in the real game Black .
{to move} found an immediate
blockbuster, and White had to 4
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making a defence work (8)

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rising tide (4) ,

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extremely useful (4,8)

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The Battle for Trump Control

South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.

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South West North East
2 & * Pass 2¢** Pass
24 Pass 3 fe *** Pass
34 Pass 34 Pass
44

* strong, artificial ** negative
*** (3 points
Opening lead — queen of clubs.
Trump control is extremely
important in the play of suit con-
tracts. Many contracts fail when
declarer loses control: of trumps
before he can cash all his winners.
Consider this deal where South
failed to make four spades because
he lost control of the trump suit. He
won the club lead with the ace and
played the king of spades. East took
the ace and returned a club, ruffed by
South.
When declarer next played the
queen of spades, he learned that West

had started with four to the jack and
found himself in a hopeless position.
At this point, South had the 10-8 of
trumps, West the J-5, and dummy the
nine.

If South led a trump, West would
take the jack and play a third round
of clubs to force out declarer’s last
trump. If South discarded his’ heart
loser instead of ruffing, West would
play still another club to. defeat the
contract.

Declarer did as well as he could
when he abandoned -further trump
leads and played four rounds of dia-
monds. West ruffed, and South fin-
ished down one, losing three trump
tricks and a heart.

South would have made four
spades had he exercised better con-
trol of trumps. His first three plays
were certainly reasonable, — but
instead of cashing, the queen of
trumps at trick four (when he had the
Q-10-8), he should have led the
eight!

If the trumps were divided 3-2,
he would easily make 10 tricks, but,
more importantly, if they were
divided 4-1, he would also make 10
tricks.

Thus, in the actual case. °
won the trump eight with
trick four and retur’
declarer would sir

heart to assure .act.

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are struggling to find work ©

FROM page 1B

' tractors were currently not
working, Mr Wrinkle added:
“There’s dozens, could be hun-

dreds of them. I would say —

we're probably getting close to
50 per cent of them. I’ve had
calls from them asking what’ S
going on.’

The BCA, he said, would
take a survey and soundings
from attendees at the first of its
upcoming seminar series to
determine the precise impact
the economic downturn was:
having on the Bahamian con-
struction industry.

The fallout from the global
credit/liquidity crunch and US
economic downturn has stalled
the build-out of many Bahamas-
based mixed-use resort projects,
as they have been unable ‘to
access debt financing or gener-
ate sufficient cash flow from
pre-sales.

As a result, the Bahamian
construction industry has been
forced to rely on locally-gener-
ated projects for the bulk of its
work. Yet the Government
housing programme, which pre-
viously engaged so many, is only
now creaking towards a restart,
while the economic uncertainty —
has also curtailed many. devel-
opments.

It would be wrong, though,
to say that no construction work



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a. By J JEFFARAH GIBSON

THE Cove's Mosaic
Restaurant offers din-
ers the ultimate experi-
ence, providing an
atmosphere filled with
the gentle splashing of
water falling against
rocks and the warmth
of tropical scenery.

This Mediterranean-influenced buffet
restaurant, with it’s contemporary, upscale
style, creates incredible entrees as if they
were art pieces. Prepared and presented by

imaginative culinary minds, the objective at ”

Mosaic is to produce a “never tasted
before” delectable dish.
- Offering food for all, from the health-



" conscious, non-meat eating, salad loving

individual, to the person who is not afraid

of enjoying a decadent piece of chocolate
cake immediately after sinking their teeth

into a well done. grilled steak, Mosaic's

dining services cater to every diet orien- »

tation whether you are a vegetarian, semi
vegetarian or an omnivore. _

-. Known principally for its Mediterranean
influenced dishes, Mosaic also serves a

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number of local dishes for breakfast such

as boil fish, chicken souse, steam tuna,
steam sausage, and stew fish, alongside
the familiar international fare of pancakes,
eggs benedict, French toast, and omelets.
And speaking of omelets, at the centre
of the restaurant stands the active cooking
stations that make dishes, like omelets, on
request. Diners get the chance to see their
eggs and vegetables churning together to
make the mouth watering meal.
Elson Bowleg, Mosaic's head chef, said
that many of the dishes made in the restau-
rant are original Mosaic recipes. “We
make everything here and we try to make
things very differently and in our own
form. The dressings for our salad we make

_ them all here and we add a pinch of our

own ingredients to give a real Caribbean
flavour.”
Mosaic also offers a host of truly inter-

national dishes, like sushi, Chinese stir.

fried rice, churrasco. grill, Asian noodle

tofu, lobster stalk, and Asian souse, just to

name. a few.

While reading about these delicious
dishes may have triggered your salivary
glands, just wait until you see the chocolate

shot station which i is only present during |

dinner, .

As for pastries, you name it and Mosaic
has it - in mini bite sizes - since their aim in
food presentation is not to overcrowd the
dishes. But if you fall in love at the first

, bite you can always get more. -

The pastries and desserts range. from

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Mosaic also offers a number of chocolate
items,.a citrus cake, cookies, assorted mini
cheesecakes, crepés - which are made on

request, mini pastries on popsicle sticks

and tropical bread pudding.

they are always rotating pastries. “We are
always rotating pastries and when we make
these pastries we allow our diners to see
what they are eating. For instance, if we
make a pastry with apples or guavas we
will cut thin slices of the guava and the
apple and place them on top of the pastries
so they know what they are eating.”
With all this delicious fare and sweet
pastries you are bound to get thirsty
devouring them. The restaurant serves

freshly made juice of all different flavours 3

- from orange juice, apple juice, cranberry

"juice, ice tea, prune juice and even choco-
late cappuccino, among many others.
Mosaic also offers the top names in various
wines.

In the end, dining at Mosaic - which
changes its buffet schedule every day - will
never be boring. From exceptional service
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ENTRANCE

peppers: es

12 cup heavy whipping cream

‘Kafe Kalik recipes

FRESH from the grand opening of Kafe Kalik in Orlando, Flori-
da, Chef Leo Hall, who heads the culinary team at the now inter-
national/Bahamian restaurant chain, shares with Tribune readers a
few of his favourite dishes.

OUTER ISLAND CRAB CAKES

(serves four)

INGREDIENTS

1 pound cooked lump crab
meat (island/land crab meat
can be-used’as a substitute)

1 tbsp sautéed onions

1/2 cup sautéed red, yellow
and green bell peppers -



1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1tsp fresh lime juice My
1/2 cup Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

1 cup dried bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:
Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly

Pastry Chef Jasmine Young said that i ~ until evenly combined or until mixture is able to form into patties.

Dust patties in bread crumbs and shallow pan fry in a moderate-

ly heated frying pan until golden brown. Serve ona bed of fresh’
greens and drizzle with your favourite sauce. l

GOODMAN'S BAY BANANA
SHRIMP SCAMPI

(serves four)

‘INGREDIENTS:
32 each 16/20 raw shrimp Deas. and de- ome.

1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cuR Panaae rum

1/4 cup each of 1/4 diced roasted ted, yellow and green bell



1/4 cup of roasted ‘etl onions

1 tbsp of flour.
Salt and pepper é taste?

METHOD:
In a hot skillet toss in china are chopped garie sauté until light
brown, add flour and stir until well combined. Add banana rum and

stir until smooth in texture, then add heavy creme and continue to

stir. Add bell peppers and onions to the mix and bring to a boil.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve on desired pasta. -

* Note: This dish can be done last minute.



“The Bahamas National Trust’ Wine & Art
Festival promises food, fun and glorious wine

THE 18th Annual Bahamas
National Trust (BNT) Wine and
Art Festival, set for Saturday,
October 25, from 12pm to 6pm,
offers Bahamians an opportuni-
ty taste some 56 wines from
-around the world, while feasting
their eyes on the work of dozens
of artists. “If the weather is good,
we’re hoping for over 2000 peo-
ple this year,” said Lynn Gape,

BNT's director of Education and

Communications.

Sun-filled tracts that traverse
“The Retreat”, the BNT's Vil-
lage Road headquarters, will be
lined with art and wine rivaling
the surrounding world famous
collection of palms.

The event will feature the

works of 30 artists, including
Moya Strachan, Jonathan Bethel,
Lemero Wright, Darcy Moss,
Nadia Campbell, Kim Reidel,
Sharon Aitken, Jeep Byers,
Susan Parotti, Marco Mullings,
Hermann Schadt, Dede Brown,
Dylan Rapillard, Scott Stanley
Roberts, Kim Smith, Thierry
Lamare, Roland Rose, Saman-
tha Moree, Clifford Fernander,
Livingston Pratt, Dion Lewis,
Bernadette Chamberlin’ Mal-
colm Rae, Trevor Tucker,
Dominic Cant, Toby Lunn, and
Astrid and Neil Cleare.

The Bahamas International
Film Festival will also be on
hand, as well as Anya Metcalf,
Nicole Angelica, Marie Jean
Dupuch, Liduine Bekman,
Anthony Morley, John Cox,
Jonathon Thompson, Richard
Hokemeir, Maria Govan, Chris
D’ Albenas, Matthew Wildgoose
and Heino ‘Schmid.

“We have encouraging young
Bahamians to participate again
this year. The result is a great
variety of art using different
styles and mediums. A silent.auc-
tion will also be held at the mem-

bers pre-view, Friday, October
24. The artists have each donated

a piece of their work to the auc-:

tion,” said Lynn Gape, BNT's

director for Education and Com-

munication.

The sparkling star of the festi-
val is Moet & Chandon’s White
Star Champagne. Rusty Scates,
wine director for Bristol Wines
and Spirits, said that the other
55 featured wines will come from
Mondavi, Bonterra, Columbia

Crest, Red Diamond, Trivento, .

Concha Y Toro, Moet & Chan-
don, Chateau Ste, Michelle,
Boschendal, Fontana, Candida,
Louis Latour, Georges Duboeuf,
Antinori, Lindeman, Ferrari-
Carano and Sonomcutrer, as well
as many other labels.

Most wines featured will be
on sale from October 27 to
November 5 at selected Bristol
Wines & Spirits stores. And each
year persons who love to host
dinner parties collect the tasting
brochure for it’s tips on appro-
priate foods to serve with the
wines.

“All the wines will be poured
by staff members of Bristol
Wines and Spirits," Mr Scates
said. "Our staff looks forward to
this event and quite a few of
them have developed an appre-
ciation for wine and can give
sound advice to their 'customers'.

"Also, for the first time I will
be holding a 'Food and Wine
Pairing’ seminar at 1pm, so
patrons are encouraged to come
early," he said.

+ Admission is $20 for the
public, $15 for BNT members,
with accompanied children
under 12 free. All admission is
in aid of the BNT. Free parking
is available, across the road at
Queen's College.



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BBy JEFFARAH GIBSON

LAUNCHING himself into the raging pool that is the
US-based music industry, Bahamian-born Taimark is
already making waves s with his crisp lyrical flow and

monstrous swagger



‘Sexy Body, Taimark is giving a number
~ of young women a chance to be the
lead girl in the video. “The concept’of
the video will be me just going from

ae Dubbed “The bine of the Bahamas”
_ by fans across Florida, Taimark, who
currently calls Miami home, is ready-
ing himself to storm the mountain top
and emerge as a force to be reckoned place to place to find the.girl who
with in the world of hip hop and rap. thinks she has the sexiest body” he
Already. tagged as an artist whose .. said.
freshman style is worth listening to, The artist expects to host a huge
-Taimark said the title, “king of the _ four-week contest in Miami with girls
Bahamas" originated when he per- auditioning and showing off their
formed at a concert in Florida. Raising _ moves. “We are not doing things the
his game to that of veteran status, fans ordinary way, like going to modeling
were in disbelief that he was a Bahami- _ agencies and picking out girls to.be in
+ ansince he performed like the top rap- _ the video, We want to give the ordinary
~--- pers in the American music industry. woman a chance to have a moment of.
enor To his credit, Taimark has opened fun and fame”.
_ for a number of big names in the rap . The contest, which is schedule to
industry, including Rick Ross, Plies start in January, will also have give-
and Trina. He also performed forG- aways with the winner receiving a
' unit, who applauded him andacknowl- _ $1000 shopping spree, a celebrity
ae edged that he would have success asa makeover and two round-trip tickets to
_ Yap artist. 1G ‘Bahamas.
With hopes very high, Taimark is ~The video, which is expected to air
. determined and quite sure that his. - on BET, MTV and VH1 once complet-
‘music will be a hit and will surpass the ed, will also feature clips from the

_. -mnusic of some of America’stop rap... Bahamas, since Taimark plans to show
“artists. “In the first two years of my. off his beautiful country by shooting
- music career I want to take over the part of the video in Nassau.

- Asked whether it was difficult to get
those channels to commit to playing his °
video's, Taimark said there was no dif-
ficulty in getting to showcase his video
on those top entertainment and music

channels since his record is "hot".

For Taimark, multitasking seems to
be second nature. Inspired by his —
dreams of becoming the film equiva-
lent of Michael Jackson, who was once
heralded as the "king of pop", the artist .
has written four scripts, with one set in
his island home. -

--Tap industry and then I want to take
over the movie scene,” he confidently |
shared with Tribune Entertainment.
The multifaceted Taimark, who also
- has hopes of one day becoming a
screenwriter, is sending out the mes-
- sage that Bahamians are-more than -
-capable. “I want people to know that
Bahamians can make it. We can make
it in music and we can make it in the
‘movie industry.
~.. "People look at us and see that we,
are from this little island and don’t
_ expect much from our people, but I His desire is also to bring out his own
assure you, we can do it, BahaMen did clothing line, including a line of neck-
it. 2 _ ties with: designs inspired by Taimark
» With big plang for is music career, _ himself. For now, however, his upcom-
_ Taimark is currently working on his ing plans are focused on completing the
_ first album, “Fly Away With Me”. ~ video for his song.
-. With an uptempo, funky vibe, the. _ With the drive and the passion to be
music pushes listeners to be open to the best, Taimark is destined for great-
__.haying fun, but also being careful and ness and as Bahamians we should
prudent i in ‘their choices. _ cheer him on in his 50-yard dash, since
_Taimark describes the album a: asi the only thing on his mind is to use his
- enjoyable by anyone, at any age level. . eae to make the Bahamas proud.
_ “The album is really a fun album and Pin ne
“anyone can appreciate. it,” he said.
Some of the songs featured on the
CD include the fun and catchy, ©
. “Gimme Some Water”, "I’m Seny. ;
_ and "Sexy Body". .
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*In the Tribune's Travel
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October 15, two pho-
tographs that accompa-
nied the article, Terminal
5, depicted Terminal 5 at
New York City's JFK Air-
port and not the intended
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nience caused.







lm By KISHAN MUNROE

Once man is on earth it is
_his duty to.explore the outer
regions and his outer limits to
expand his horizons in terms

of knowledge. The acquisition
of knowledge is one of the
greatest achievements on the
planet earth. Often times if a
man Stays in the country of

surroundings in which he
finds himself. It also limits his
growth and his knowledge.
NICHOLAS FLEMING

I MET Nicholas while on the

grounds of the University of the ,

West Indies gathering informa-
tion from persons about

: Trinidadian lifestyle. We
: engaged in an interesting dia-
: logue tracking the evolution of
: Trinidadian history and its gen-
: eral effects on the mentality of
: the people. ;

Once I heard these first few
profound words from Nicholas I
couldn't help but think of all of

the other reoccurring state- .

ments that I have encountered
as I continue my investigations,
be it through research, casual

: conversation or by way of-inter-
: views. It specifically reminded
: me of a quote by Mark Twain
: that I used in my initial propos-

al for the project.

Travel is fatal to prejudice,
bigotry, and narrow-minded-
ness, and many of our people
need it sorely on these
accounts. Broad, wholesome,
charitable views of men and
things cannot be acquired by
vegetating in-one little corner
of the earth all one’s lifetime.
MARK TWAIN

This was my second trip to

his birth he is limited to the-

HEINO SCHMID'S The Optimist and the
Pessimist Locked in Polite Conversation.



Trinidad. Earlier this year [had
the opportunity to experience
Carnival and its festivities. The
reason for this was three-fold: to
investigate the difference in atti-
tudes and relations within the
populace during Carnival:
apparently there is a dramatic
decrease in crime and violence
during this celebratory season,
after its conclusion, however,
high levels of criminal activity
and violence return to ever ris-
ing levels; to document and
archive the similarities between
the cultural expressions of
Trinidad and other Caribbean
countries (namely Carnival and
Junkanoo); and to examine the
apparent Indo/Afro conflict.

Racism

As I made my way around
the island I spoke to numerous
persons asking them to voice
their opinion on the apparent
Indo/Afro conflict. I was almost
always met with the same
response just moments after the
asking of my question.

The majority claim that there
is no real conflict of sorts
between any races within the
island. “Trinidad is a true plu-
ralistic country” as one man
puts it. 7+

“There is no racial discrimi-
nation in Trinidad whatsoever.
The only people talking about
stuff like that are ignorant peo-
ple!” another exclaims. I heard
this day after day from Indians,
Africans, Nigerians and
Guyanese.

On the other hand many,
while stating that there was no
blatant display of racism or con-
flict between Indo and Afro
people, in the same breath
spoke of subtle prejudices some
Indians have against the blacks

each individual is different"

to Trinidad

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008 , PAGE 10B

@ By LISA LAWLOR

SEVENTEEN international and local artists
will focus on "SUGAR", as a multidimensional
theme, in an upcoming exhibition at Popopstu-
dios Centre for the Visual Arts.

-John Cox, director and curator at
Popop, gave artists the simple idea of
"sugar" and told them to run with it -
exploring representations of sweet girl,
sweet boy, sweetness, the material ele-

ment of sugar, and all that this entails. :

The exhibition begins Friday, October 24
until Saturday, November 29.

Mr Cox came up with the theme of ©

sugar because it leads artists to entirely
different ends but also keeps them under
the same basic umbrella. And as he saw
more elements of the term in the media,
he noted that it was becoming increas-
ingly more relevant to contemporary life
- reflected in such topics as sugar cane
creating renewable energy and sugar
overdoses causing many cases of diabetes
and high blood pressure. “It is quite a
central topic to our lives, in any of its
forms,” Mr Cox said, adding that it “also
relates to how we communicate with each
other - we want to be sweet and want
others to be sweet in response.”

Artists

Among the artist's whose work will be
on display, Anya Antonovych Metcalf's
"Brown Sugar" combines the written
word with a cigar box theatre. Central to
her piece are mini-characters, including
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sarah
Palin and John McCain. The art piece
will also be accompanied by an essay writ-
ten by Mrs Antonovych Metcalf exploring
current themes of American politics.

Opening with a fake quote attributed to
the Democratic Presidential nominee
Barack Obama, "Some of y'all ain't smart
enough and some of y’all ain't sexy
enough to win. Move over, it's time for a
little brown sugar,"
calf's political commentary speaks to the
cultural phenomenon that requires US
politicians to be sexy. ©

She also discusses Clinton, who was

smart but not sexy enough to win, had a:

fan base but not a wide enough appeal.

‘Then there's the dichotomy of Sarah Palin

- a sexy but stupid image, and John
McCain - who's seen as smart, but not
sexy. And while John F Kennedy i is not
depicted, the artist speculates that he won
the presidency because people were in
love with him and his looks.

Jackson Petit, another artist featured in
the Sugar showcase, plays up the scan-
dalous nature of sugar in "Sweet Sugar".
In the piece,;he asks view

‘that what it takes






Video art

As part of his exhibition, a video uses
images that are “focused on loose associ-

Antonovych Met-

uinder-

ations with the sweet life" - from vio-
lence, drugs, sex and alcohol to coca cola,
beer and eye candy (ie beautiful people).
The video is accompanied by three dif-
ferent soundtracks, to gauge the audi-
ence's visual reaction when it is affected
by sound.

The songs accompanying the video,
compiled of still shots, are The Candyman
by Sammie Davis Jr, Sweet.Escape by
Gwen Stefani and Akon, and Sugar Sug-
ar by The Archives.

His experimental piece tests the affect
that music has on a particular visual, and
also examines the theory that perspec-
tives change drastically depending on sur-
rounding sound.

Photography

Also on display is Heino Schmid's
"The Optimist and the Pessimist Locked
in Polite Conversation". Communicat-
ing his message through photography,
made with burnt sugar as a photo filter
to create a ‘distorted optimism' over the
lens, Mr Schmid gives his images the
essence of sugar coating, and prompts
the viewer to "see things through a rose
coloured lens".

This metaphor, referring to someone
who ‘sees everything in the most opti-
mistic light, allows the viewer to imagine
the best possible portrait of the person

who is unrecognizable because of the ~

screening. His photograph is very small,

measuring only 5"x7", but the image ofa _

distorted face surrounded by sweet lace
easily communicates the message
desired. In looking at things with blind
optimism, the portrait loses its identity
metaphorically as well as physically..
Other artists on display in Sugar
include Dylan Rapillard who has.a large
painting of women binge eating. The
image is grotesque — with feminine
colours of pink and red, and sickly sweet
cakes and cookies, resulting in an orgy

like essence. John Beadle, Jackson Burn-

side, Toby Lunn, Lillian Blades, Holly
Parotti, Obediah Smith, Chantal Bethel,
Marie Dupuch, Claudette Dean, Anto-
nius Roberts, Christian McCabe and
Susan Moir- -Mackay.

Their messages range from crarent
linguistic uses of the word "sugar"
health issues that-arise because of ae
intake - with artists delving into topics of
diabetes and obesity. The pieces also

take the form of sculpture, painting,
“essay and poetry, besides faneing from

small to extreme ‘sizes. we

- To find out more on the Sugar exhi--
bition call Popop Studios at 322-7834
or visit www.popopstudios.com.




of the country. “Black. people
have always accepted Indian
people but Indians have never
really accepted black people...”
Nicholas said while bringing to
my attention the fact that Indi-
ans frown upon interracial mar-
riages between blacks and Indi-
ans.

“No Indian wants to claim a
‘Dougla! or 'Hybrid' child,” he
said, adding that he was in a
relationship with an Indian
woman and that her father
expressed that he would rather
say that she was dead than to
admit that she was with a black
man. Many explain this to be

the mindset of older generations —

of Indians. Younger generations
tend to be much more open to
interracial relationships.

The great disparity between
the “have” and the “have nots”
seems to be the major conflict in
the country. The attribution of
this disparity to the increase of
crime plaguing the nation was
unanimous amongst those I
interviewed.

Like other Southern
Caribbean countries such as
Suriname, Trinidad is a melt-
ing pot of diverse cultures and
ethnicities and has had to share
histories, religions, cultures and
physical space for hundreds of
years, fostering a particular har-
mony amongst the people. Evi-
dence of this celebration and
tolerance of difference is the
many holidays on the national
calendar (since my arrival,
Trinidad has celebrated about
one holiday a week). ,

Presently there is an influx of
people migrating from as far
away as Nigeria, Africa. The
Guyanese are another group
migrating in large numbers to
their neighbouring Trinidad in
order to find a better way of

life. It became very interesting
as the links between these peo-
ple became more apparent to
me.

Previously I was in Guyana,
now I was in Trinidad having a
discourse with Guyanese in
Trinidad about Guyana; immi-
gration being a constant theme
within the dialogue in both
places. I could see it for my own
eyes and better understand
what drives persons to move in
exodus from their homeland to
a foreign place. I couldn't help
but wonder what lengths these
people went through in order
to enjoy the privileges of
Trinidad. As a result of my pre-
vious experiences I had gained a
new awareness that changed my
initial perspective.

Religion

Coming from a predomi-
nantly Christian country I was
astonished by the fact that there
were persons who devoutly fol-
lowed multiple religions, most-
ly Hindu, Christian and Mus-
lim.

Growing up in the Bahamas
where there exists numerous
denominations of Christianity
and (whether we admit it or
not) religious extremist/ fanat-
ics, I found this hard to com-
prehend probably because of
my lack of understanding of the
cultures and rhetoric of these
belief systems.

“Thou shall have no other
gods before me? How can you
justify serving a culture where
you openly believe and worship
many gods and goddesses and
believe in a third totally differ-
ent religion?” I asked this in an
effort to try to make sense of
the situation, and one believer
tried to explain as he showed

me his many instruments of
wotship; his rosary and cruci-
fix, his Islamic medallion, and
his Hindu beads.

Awareness of this religious
amalgamation in Trinidad was
instrumental to understanding.
the existing social relations. One

elderly Hindu woman explained .

it best, “When a lump of salt is
dissolved in the ocean it gives
up the saltiness and becomes
the ocean. When the identifica-
tion of the body is dissolved
man becomes god. Everyone is
together, Muslim, Hindu, Chris-
tian...everybody is one because
we come to the conclusion that
there is only God in this world.
Do not renounce the world,
renounce the illusion of the
world,and then paradise will
come the same time.” Despite
our differences everyone holds

fast to their belief in asupreme _

being.
My journey

There are many times when I
find myself i in less than com-
fortable positions - then there
are those times when the expe-
rience is so utterly priceless that
I could not imagine life with-
out it.

I made the bold decision to
travel this journey solo in order
to separate myself from all that
I knew or thought that I knew
in hopes of arriving at a new
awareness. The road is very
lonely at times as what and who
I know changes from place to
place; a constant adaptation. It
is all necessary and a positive
sign of increasing resistance to
ignorance and a signifier of
growth; symptomatic with-
drawal from a place and mind-
set I've come to know as.
“home”.

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Beadle

passage paid .

labours on.

FROM page 12:

_amazing sled team.
"It's far, far away from the
maddening crowd - in the bush,"

Beadle said, gleefully admitting —

that he likes being away from
the crowd, in a space that only
the brave - and the invited - dare
to visit.

With tall ceilings and a large
floor space, the size ofthe studio
has allowed Beadle to be more
aggressive in his work. He is cur-
rently working on a piece for
' Sugar, an upcoming group show
- scheduled for October 24 - fea-
turing Jackson Burnside, Lillian

' Blades, Claudette Dean, Susan _

Moir-Mackay, Marie Dupuch,
Chantal Bethel, Holly Parotti,

Christian McCabe and others - at -

Popopstudios Centre for. the
Visual Arts. fe

According to Beadle, the show
will reflect the artists' examina-



tion of the word "sugar" - from

the Bahamian usage of the word

of endearment and a reference to
a loved one or a sweetheart, sug-
ar is alSo used, primarily by the
older generation, to refer to
someone younger when they

~ to refer to diabetes or as a term >

don't know or remember their

name. The show will also look
-at the actual substance - that is.
_ the byproduct of sugar cane. -

While Beadle declined to talk.

_about his work for Sugar, he did
discuss a piece featured in the
NAGB's 2007 national exhibi-

tion. A sister or perhaps parent:
piece to tl: later produced I'l] -

Fly Away, Beadle's 'A Rushin'
We Will Go: Same, Same, is the
beginning of the use of disgarded
materials - cardboard, poly-

- styrene, and a continuation of

the artist's thematic series on
migration. .
‘Made with cardboard, glass
and wood, we see a cardboard
man standing i in a cardboard

*

boat "sailing" across a sea of.

glass blocks. A cardboard mask
sits atop the man's head, as if he

removed it to see clearly the way

ahead. In one hand’he holds a
second mask, also made of card-

board; and in the other hand, a .

long, flexible oar.

The two pieces, Beadle said,
take a look at people moving
from one state to another, and
are an effort to explore his roots
- his father is originally from
Jamaica - and also look at the
plight of Haitians migrating to

the Bahamas. The work also’

reflects the artist's exploration
of a new medium, moving from
painting to installation as art.
_""My father is Jamaican and I
wanted to talk about that - mov-
ing from one space to another,
you know, is the grass greener
on the other side. I wanted to
ask that question in a different
way. And also take a look at the
Haitian experience," Beadle said.

The man, the myth
First aware of his ability as
an artist as a student during the

“\1980s at A F Adderley (he

would later attend the College
of the Bahamas, Rhode Island
School of Design and Temple
University), Beadle, who is the
first boy and the second of six
children, said his technique
today is more evolved, more
polished. His ideas to are more
_cohesive, allowing him to move
more easily from one body of
‘work to the next while main-
taining a thread through multi-
ple pieces - sometimes through
the ideas at play and other times
through the material being

. things,

used.

"To investigate an idea may .

mean that you make five, ten,
fifteen pieces. It's the way you

' consider an idea, that's how my

work has changed, " Beadle oe
Tribune Arts.

For now, Beadle said? he a me

continue with the migration

theme - perhaps viewers will see

it in the upcoming Sugar exhi-
bition - but he can't - or won't -
say with any certainty. .

The trouble with being great -

In trying to understand an
artist, it's interesting to see
whose work - other than their
own - they enjoy.

Hesitant to identity the

_ Bahamian artists that he likes,

Beadle said that when he views

another artist's work he's look-.

., .ing.for an.experience, "I don't
- want.a cheap Eddie Minnis or a
cheap Pablo Picasso".

He would name however,
Myles Davis, who is a musician,

architect Frank Gehry and final.
_ ly African American artist Faith -
Ringgold as those whose work

he enjoys.

And artists that he's collected
or might collect - if in fact he
were a collector, is Max Taylor

- well, almost: According to -

Beadle, he is in the process of

negotiating a barter arrange-~
ment - he proposes that the two ~

artists will exchange works.

' Whether this:is a reflection of

his entrepreneurial spirit at

-work, or an indication of the

wealth that art has brought him,
is not discussed.

‘In regard to his own work,
Beadle identified his favourite
piece as one called Callaloo,
where he used an old window
frame. «.

‘Despite his standing as a
respected artist in the Bahamas
- and in the wider art commu-
nity - Beadle admits that he is
afraid of standing still - of his
work being stagnant.

—"T don't think I'm that timid,

but to some extent I am holding

back...I don't know - haven't

figured it out: I call this my job .

- I need to make work and it
feeds me with nourishment and
sustenance - it feeds me intel-
lectually, but while I have been

blessed with collectors buying ~
my pieces there is a need to do
‘some other things, to be more

experimental. I don't know how
experimental will feed my needs
as far as paying the bills.and

even to generate funds to buy —

material to do the work though.

"Ideally, I'd get a grant to pay
the bills for six months - but
that doesn't happen: here," he
said.

But as many creative people
are, Beadle considers his words
and wonders whether he is too
internal, too much in his own
head. "I think I think too much,
I over think things, I labour on
" he says.

In the end, Beadle sees him-
self as blessed. His talent as an
artist has allowed to explore
many different interests - from
carving heads for Junkanoo

- groups to illustration work for

book covers - and continues to
allow him to live the way that
he wants to - living close to the

environment, with a level of self

sufficiency, and in an earth-
friendly, do-no-harm existence.

* For more information on
Beadle, upcoming shows or
for a private viewing of his
work, send an email to j1bea-
dle @coralwave.com



IN a collaboration that brings togeth-
er two similar artistic styles; Marco

‘Mullings and Trevor Tucker reveal a

level of extraordinary talent in 'MT2:

Dash of Colour’, currently on exhibition

at the Central Bank of the Bahamas,
Both artists explode off the canvas

"with bright, bold colours, and their

work embodies everything from_under-

water scenes to floral and human life.
Merging forms together that are simi-

Jar in ConeeRL colour and design, MT2

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attempts to show the harmony and bal-

ance in life. At first glance viewers will .

see the emergence of nature through
thé paintings, as both artists express a
love of nature and the beauty:that is

often found right in our own backyards.

Both high school art teachers at St

Augustine's College - their alma mater,

this is the duo's second show at the
Central Bank. Their first show togeth-
er, ‘Bloom: A Reflection of Nature’,

showcased their love of natural beauty.

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MT2 continues with that theme and
passion but brings in a lot more creativ-
ity, bold patterns and just a “dash”
more colour.

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month and can be viewed during |
banking-hours in the gallery area. To
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THINGS that are important
to.artist John Beadle:

1) Nature |

2) Recycling —/

3) A level of self sufficiency

ene do those things translate into his every day
e ard a
1) He grows things...lots of things - banana trees,
guava trees, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, herbs, an
avocado tree. | ye en
2) His principle studio - a rustic, back-to-nature,
bare bones box hidden away in the back of the
_ bush - is run entirely on solar power.
3) The shutters on his studio windows are made
from recycled 2007 election posters. Whether or not
. the fact that they are all FNM posters means any-
thing is something only Beadle knows.

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WHILE the location of his studio space - physi-
cally just off Eastern Road, but mentally a world
away.- might make some classify John Beadle as
"eccentric", closer observation reveals a man who is
anything but. A pragmatist really, Beadle, whose
work throughout the 1990s solidified him as one of

cA

of fancy.

. Paid, seen in the National Art Gallery of th
Bahamas' (NAGB) 4th National Exhibition (NE4),

‘to chin, is some sort of netting - it's pattern is

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new
drawings.



the most important figures to emerge on the |~ Seen
Bahamian art scape, seems to have. little time jor i










patience for the whimsical or for romantic notions

Beadle's recent work, I'Il Fly Away, Passa



e

reflects a level of maturity. Made using iron, poly-
styrene, charcoal, limestone, a paper maché cast
and acrylic paint, the piece features a man wi
thick lips, a broad, flat nose and unseeing almond-
shaped eyes. Stretched tightly across the face, and

embedded in the paper maché cast from forehead.

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almost like the dolly's Bahamian grandmothe
Foor

used to both protect and decorate their living

The effect is a startling one - the mask could ’
almost be part of a primitive celebration of sorts -
but the empty eyes and the copper leaves sprouting
from the man's head speak to a state of death.

In this piece we see not only the artist's willing-
ness to tackle difficult subject matter, but his ability
to delve beneath the surface in an attempt to prod
us to’consider the question why. Using recycled





- materials tossed aside, Beadle strips away the cov-

ering we use to both protect and remove ourselves
from others and dares us to look at the nakedness
of the situation. . . a

And as is his work, so is his chaice of studio space
- bare, and simply a matter of necessity. He needed
a large enough space to create Junkanoo pieces so-
he asked an uncle if he could build a workshop on a
piece of property that his grandfather had left for
the family. A friend helped him build the solar
powered, shed-like structure. ;

The space - far from the main road and only?
accessible by traversing a deeply rutted track that
has become the final resting place for anumber of
rusted, abandoned cars, and that seems, deceptive-
ly, to lead to nowhere - has offered Beadle a sainc-
tuary of sorts. ° 4

Here, he is surrounded by bush...and quiet, the
kind of quiet that exists only in an outdoor environ-
‘ment and in complete isolation. There are elements
to break up the solitude or to provide a distraction, as
Beadle calls them, however, the twittering of some
song bird, the gentle buzz of insects, and the barking
of nearby dogs - the.house that sits at the foot of the.

. drive seems to have enough crazed canines to have an

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Tribune Staff
Reporter

JUSTICE cam-
paigner Tanya Cash |
was ordered to pub-
licly apologise for
scandalising the court
or be sent to jail by |
Court of Appeal pres- |
ident. Dame Joan

In the latest Stage

court battle since her husband

. Gregory Cash suffered alleged

wrongful dismissal from his posi-
tion as physical education teacher
at Jordan Prince William High
School in October 2002, Mrs Cash
was criticised by the court presi-

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Appeal president

dent as a disgrace to
Bahamian woman-
hood.

Representing her-
self and her husband
in the case against
Bahamas Baptist Mis-
sionaries and eight
other defendants,
including the Attor-
| ney General, Mrs
| Cash attempted to
explain why she had
not complied with an
ordered served by
Appeal Court registrar
Indira Demerrite-Francis on
August 30, 2007, to enter into a
bond or pay $1,500 cash for pros-
ecution of the appeal within 30
days.

SEE page 11

THE Cabinet Office has advised that Daylight Saving Time
will end at 2am on Sunday, November 2, when the Bahamas will
revert to Eastern Standard Time. This is in keeping with the pol-
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this week's lucky Caught Red Handed winner. She is pictured

Grassroot
Bahamians ‘have
no answers to

financial woes’

li By LLOYD L ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

A LOCAL taxi driver argues that
as local political officials debate pro-
posals to ease the economic down-
turn, grassroot Bahamians like him-
self are left at the end of their rope
with no answers to their financial
woes, and “no one to turn to but
God.”

Nicholas Jacques, a Shiyear-bld
cab driver, said that in his 28 years of
operating his personal taxi service,
never has he faced the economic
challenges he is encountering today.

“September and October annu-

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involved in the Andros trans-
fer controversy said if she
does not get “due process” she
will sue the Ministry of Edu-
cation.

Dianne Hanna- Wilson said
there were numerous reasons:
why she did not want to be
transferred from the Central
Andros High school. One of
those reasons was her family.

“The main reason I did not
want a transfer are many. I
did not request a transfer, nor
do I need a transfer, any trans-
fer will create undo hardship

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SLACKNESS and slissed cs cor-
ruption among some National
Insurance Board staff have helped
cause a $5 billion shortfall.in
reserves, it was claimed yesterday.

Failure to enforce mandatory:

contributions by employers could

*. lead the nation’s primary pension’

supplier to run out of cash in 20
years, leaving thousands of

‘Bahamians with no-money for —

their old age, insiders told The Tri-
bune.

$1.5 and $1.6 billion in reserves,
but that figure should be running
at between $7 and $8 billion, a sol-

id foundation for the country’s |

The NIB currently has between



future, epee NIB employees
revealed.

Alarming examples of default-
ing employers — some of whom
allegedly use workers’ NIB con-
tributions for their own purposes
— have come to light, causing

- insiders to question management
standards.

“A combination of slackness,
corruption and incompetence are
causing major problems for the

board,” one NIB employee told -

The Tribune.
_ “Some businesses are blatantly
failing to pay what are supposed to

SEE page 11

MasterCard and Ministry of

@ By CHESTER ROBARDS

Tribune Staff Reporter

MASTERCARD is hoping to help visitors find |
their way to the Bahamas through’a new initiative |
with the Ministry of Tourism, which was unveiled

yesterday. -

The initiative, branded “Find your way with
MasterCard,” seeks to entice the company’s one |
billion card holders world-wide with discounts and
offers when they make their purchases with a Mas-
terCard in Nassau and Paradise Island.

With the economy in mind, MasterCard’s Vice

‘Tourism launch new initiative



President and General Manager for Latin Amer- MASTERCARD’ § Vice
ica and the Caribbean region Mario Perez Jr said President of Strategic
it is important to be innovative in the tourism sec- Partnerships for the
tor during these times and to protect a destination [atin American and

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Caribbean region
Patricio Rubalcaba

Man wanted in connection with 1993

murder in US is captured in Bahamas

A MAN wanted in connection
with the 1993 murder of a teenager
in New York was captured in the
Bahamas, US news reports revealed.

The suspect was reportedly
detained here in April, but local
authorities released no information
about the matter, which came to light
on Monday when he was arraigned
in an Oneida County, New York
court.

Donovan Skelton, 46, a native of
Jamaica, was charged with second-
degree murder on February 29, 1996.

The charges arose from a
shootout that took place on Decem-
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have killed Harold Surarrow, 16, a
bystander.

The accused faces 25 years to life
in prison.

According to an article published
yesterday by Bryon Ackerman of
the Utica Observer-Dispatch, US
marshals took up the case in 2004
and began to.look for Skelton with
the assistance of the Oneida County
Sheriff's Office Warrants Unit.

The report said: “The Oneida
* County. District Attorney’s Office,

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PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008

LOCAL NEWS

Police hear the victim had history of hypertension

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK _
Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

_ FREEPORT - A taxi driver was found
dead in his vehicle on Monday evening fol-

lowing an argument with another man at
Watkins vant pour’ reported on yester-

day...

Chief Superintendent Basil Rahming said
police do not suspect foul play in the man’s
death, which is being classified as a sudden
death pending the results of an autopsy.

Police received information at 7. 40pm on
Tuesday that a cab driver was sitting ina
taxi van and appeared to be unconscious. ,

' Officers were dispatched to Watkins Lane,
where they discovered a grey 1999 Chevy
Astro yan, registration number GB219,
parked on the eastern side of the road facing
south,

Mr Rahming said officers found a man

slumped over in the driver’s seat. There -

ter.

were no visible signs of injury to the body, he
said.

Emergency medical personnel examined
the body and determined that there was no

_ sign of life.

The body was taken to Rand Memorial
Hospital, where doctors pronounced the
man dead.

‘Mr Rahming said information received
by persons in the area revealed that the

. deceased was arguing with another man in

the road at around 7.30pm.

Witnesses told police that after the two
men finished their argument, the taxi dri-
ver got into his vehicle.

He reportedly appeared to be very agi-
tated, eye witnesses said.

Mr Rahming said police received further
information that the deceased had a history

_ of hypertension and was on medication for

his illness.
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liquor store clerk

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

FREEPORT — TWO gun-
men held up a liquor store
clerk-at Port Lucaya on Mon-
day evening.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the store clerk at the Port

Lucaya Liquor Store report- °

ed that two men entered the
establishment sometime after
7pm pretending to be cus-
tomers.

The clerk told police that
one man went to the cooler
to get a Guinness Stout, while
the other went to a shelf at
the back of the store to look at

a bottle of Hennessy. The man
with the Guinness then came

up to the counter pretending «

to purchase the item, at the
same time the other man
walked up behind the clerk

and held an object to her:

head.

Mr Rahming said the
woman told police that the
gunman ordered her not to
move or scream or he would
kill her.

He said the two men then

took an undetermined amount
of cash from the register and
her purse.

They also took some cash.

from a pouch in the storeroom
at the back of the store...
Mr Rahming said ae two





Pair grab cash from register and purse —

robbers, one of whom had a.
silver handgun, fled the store
on foot and disappeared.

Both suspects were
described as being about 5’7”
tall and of slim build.

One. was of light complex-
ion and was wearing a white
and green golf shirt.

The other was dark skinned
and was wearing a black or
blue shirt, police said.

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In brief

Man shot
by police
in ‘stable’
condition

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

FREEPORT — A man who
was shot twice by police is in
stable condition at the Rand
Memorial Hospital.

Lynden Flowers, 35, of
Melbourne Crescent, Hud-
son Estate, was reportedly
shot in the upper torso and
in the thigh while at Fawcett
Lane around 11.15pm. on
Sunday.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that a police officer
fired his service revolver

_ after a suspect he was pursu-

S

ing reportedly threatened to \

stab him during a violent
struggle.

Mr Rahming said two offi-
cers were on mobile patrol
along Fawcett Lane when
they spotted a man acting
suspiciously inan area
known for illegal activity.

- The officers approached
the man and told him of
their suspicions.

However, Mr Rahming
said, as they attempted to
search the man, he resisted

-. and began to struggle vio-

lently with the officers.

Mr Rahming said the sus-
pect broke free and ran’
away.

He said one officer gave
chase while the other called
for back-up from a patrol
vehicle.

The officer caught up with
the suspect some distance
away...

-There was a struggle and
the officer was thrown to the
ground.

The suspect t then reported-

ut a knife,

drew his service revolver in
response.

Shots were fired, and a asa
result of the incident, Mr
Flowers was struck in the
upper torso and in the right
thigh.

Mr Rahming said the offi-
cer retrieved a knife from
the scene and immediately
summoned medical person-
nel to attend to the wounded
man.

‘Flowers was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital, where
he underwent surgery.

The officer was also treat-
ed for injuries he sustained
during the incident and was
later discharged.

Mr Rahming said the mat-

ter is still under investiga’
tion.

Police
prohe spate
of armeti

robheries

POLICE are investigating
a spate of armed robberies
which they believe were all
committed by the same three
men.

The first incident occurred

_yesterday at around lam on

Deveaux Street. »

A 23-year-old man was
driving his car when three
gunmen, who were standing
in the road, stopped him and
robbed him of cash and his
cellular telephone.

Just half an hour later, at
1.30am on Tuesday, a 51-
year-old man was held up at
his home by three. gunmen
and robbed of jewellery and
a cellular telephone.

An hour later, at around
2.30am on Tuesday, a 51-
year-old woman, a resident
of Culmersville, reported
that a neighbour knocked on
her door asking to use the
telephone.

As she opened the door,
three gunmen entered
demanding jewellery and
cellular phones from her and
the other three occupants of
the home.

Police say they have
launched an intensive inves-
tigation into this string of
incidents.



.the. Passport

“falls under the

“Thompson

“Some are saying the Sea Hauler victims are ungrateful, but that’s not the case. It’s just that
the money we received didn’t go far when all our bills were met.” - Sophia Antonio



We need another financial —

ifeline — Sea Hauler victims

VICTIMS of the Sea Hauler
tragedy are calling on govern-
ment to throw them another
financial lifeline.

They say all those who bene-
fited from the FNM govern-
ment’s $1 million ex-gratia pay-
ment earlier this year have now
run out of cash.

And they want government
to consider covering their basic
everyday needs through the
social services system.

“All of us are very grateful
to the government for what they
did, but we are still facing hard-
ship pending settlement of the
case in the courts,” said victim
Sophia Antonio, who suffered a
shoulder injury in the sea colli-
sion five years.ago.

She’ and fellow victim
Stephen Rose, who has lost full
use of his left arm, told The Tri-
bune yesterday that while the
payment was a welcome “sym-
pathy gesture” it did not answer
the victims’ long-term needs.

Children of those killed in the
tragedy were still suffering, they
said, and Sea Hauler passengers
permanently maimed were still
unable to work.

They said family man Cedric
Hart, who held down four jobs
before the incident, was still
begging on the streets, while
others were still in dire need of

ePasspott

_ process
to be

enhanced

As of January 2009, passport
offices in Grand Bahama and
Abaco will be issuing the ePass-
port or Machine Readable Pass-
port, in keeping with interna-

| tional regulations to have the

entire country compliant by
2010, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette announced.
Holders of “old” passports
would still have to apply for the
new document at their, respec-

tive offices; with the informa-

tion sent on to New Providence
where the ePassport would be
produced and returned.

Since the introduction of the
ePassport on December 5, 2007,

Office, which

Ministry of For-
eign Affairs, has
processed
around 13,000
passports out of
about 200;000
holders. —

Mr Symon-
ette said
although the
staff at the Pass-
port Office on

Boulevard is
doing an “excel-
lent job” with
the new high-
tech system,
there is need for
a more
enhanced
method.

“Now that the summer rush is
over, we want to impress upon
those whose passports expire
between now and the end of the
year, or even Easter, to come
in and get the ePassport. ’

“We do not want to end up
with a large rush in 2010,” Mr
Symonette said.



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expensive surgery. “Some are
saying the Sea Hauler victims
are ungrateful; but that’s not
the case,” said Ms Antonio.

“It’s just that the money we
received didn’t go far when all
our bills were met.”

One victim, Tennyson Leslie,

received $50,000 from the gov- _

ernment because his leg was
amputated in the crash between

-the Sea Hauler and another

mailboat while on its way to Cat
Island.

Victims with lesser injuries
received up to $20,000, but Ms
Antonio said:‘the money didn’t
go far when outstanding bills
were paid along with ongoing
light and food expenses. .

“We would like Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham to sit
down and talk with us,” she





















“Now that the
summer rush is
Over, we want to
impress upon
those whose
passports expire
between now
and the end of
the year, or even
Easter, to come
in and get the
ePassport.”

_ There are also
- plans to relocate
the Bahamas
Consul Gener-
al’s Office to
another floor in
the Ingraham
Building in Mia-
mi, which would
be upgraded to
accommodate
and issue the ePassport.

And since the immigration
border control initiative aspect
has been implemented, the sys-
tem has been “working really
well” in processing immigrants
and returning residents at the
Lynden Pindling International
Airport, he said.



















AP Photo/Tim Aylen

A A BAHAMIAN DEFENCE FORCE vessel inate around the MV United Star and the MV Sea Haute after the
two vessels collided Saturday, August 2, 2003 in waters off the south-west coast of Eleuthera.

added, “We are grateful for
what his government has done,
but we need him to be aware
of our continuing problems.”
Fhe victims also claim they

‘have yet to receive a sum of

money collected by the More

_ 94 radio station.





















Kristaan H. A Ingraham II/BIS Photos

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Brent Symonette, who announced that as of
January 2009, passport offices in Grand Bahama
and Abaco will be-issuing the ePassport or
Machine Readable Passport.

This amount, said to be
between $6,000 and $8,000,
flowed in after an on-air appeal,
by talk show host Ortland Bod-
ie Jr.

However, the victims say the
money is with the Attorney
General’s Office and has yet to








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If Bin Laden re-emerges, McCain gains

SOMEWHERE, probably in Pakistan’s trib-
al province of Waziristan, Osama bin Laden
. knows that a US election is going on. The last
time this happened, bin Laden injected him-
self into the campaign at the penultimate
moment, releasing a.nearly 15-minute video-
tape just four days before America went to the
polls. This year, both campaigns are wondering
whether he’ll try something again, delivering
the ” October surprise’ > that could scramble the
electoral equation.

Bin Laden’s awareness of American politics
was evident in his 2004 videotape, a rant that is
far more interesting when decoded as a political
‘document than as a national-security threat.

In it, bin Laden directly taunted George W.
Bush, telling voters that “despite entering the

fourth year after Sept. 11; Bush is still deceiving:

you and hiding the truth and therefore the rea-

sons are still there to repeat what happened.” By »

implication, bin Laden seemed to be saying that
he might back off if Americans elected John
F. Kerry — that he, the world’s terrorist mas-
termind, preferred Kerry to Bush.

_ He even seemed at one point to be aping the
American left’s prime provocateur, filmmaker
Michael Moore, whose “Fahrenheit 9/11”. chid-
ed Bush for continuing to read ”The Pet Goat”

to schoolchildren while the World Trade Centre .

burned. ' é
“Tt never occurred to us that the commander
in chief of the country would leave.50,000 citi-
zens in the two towers to face those horrors
alone because he thought listening to a child dis-
~ cussing her goats was more important,” bin
Laden sneered, in his best Bond-villain style.
So one immediate interpretation of the video
was that bin Laden wanted Kerry to win, and

was already dancing on the grave of his mortal ~

enemy, President Bush.
But as author. Ron Suskind revealed in his
book “The One Percent Doctrine,” the CIA

analysts who tracked bin Laden felt that the .

Al Qaeda leader wanted the opposite result:
_ Bush’s re-election. —

The analysts speculated that bin Laden
believed that Bush’s aggressiveness in Iraq, as
well as embarrassments such as the treatment of
: prisoners at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison and

- at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, had devastated
America’s image on the ”Arab Street,” sending
many young radicals into Al Qaeda’s hands. .

Whatever bin Laden intended, American vot-
ers clearly resented his taunting of their com-
mander in chief, and the video helped rally pst

\ minute support for Bush.
Bin Laden’s success in influencing Renee

video, a direct threat, or, perhaps, some sort of
attack in the United States or abroad.

This possibility was on the mind of John
McCain’s senior adviser, Charlie Black, when he
mused to Fortine magazine last June that
another attack on American soil would be “a big
advantage” for McCain.

Black was roundly criticised, but his predic-
tion may not be that far off: McCain could ben-
efit from anything that puts bin Laden back in
the news.

At first glance, this seems illogical. Through-
out the campaign, McGain has been the per-
son insisting that Iraq’is the central front in the
war on terrorism, while Barack Obama has put
greater emphasis on catching and/or killing bin
Laden.

It was Obama who made the risky pledge to
go into the Pakistani territory of Waziristan
and hunt down bin Laden, whether or not the
Pakistani government approves. (McCain has-
n’t ruled out such a move but criticised Obama
for telegraphing-his intentions).

So if bin Laden reasserts himself, a logical

assumption might be that Obama, who has tar-

geted the Al Qaeda leader more directly, would

benefit.

But it’s worth noting that in 2004, Kerry —
like Howard Dean before him — also’stressed
his desire to capture and/or kill bin Laden, and

claimed that the Iraq war was distracting from _-

that goal.
Bush, in fact, downplayed the threat from

bin Laden, claiming that he had already been —

isolated.

But voters, in times of fear, turn to the more
hawkish candidate overall.

And in this race, McCain has shown greater
faith in the idea that maintaining a strong mili-
tary force in the Middle East can lead to “vic-
tory” in Iraq.

Voters have tired of the war in Iraq, and are
more willing than ever td see it as a distrac-
tion.

But for McCain; just like Bush before him,
Iraq has been an opportunity to stress his belief
in American power and its ability to impose
America’s will on the world.

American voters are deeply sceptical. But
when confronted with a threat, they want to
believe that their military can protect them —
that bin Laden is fearful of unleashing American
rage, and wouldn’t want a warrior like McCain
in the White House.

Even if the opposite is true.

(This article was written by. Peter S. Canellos

'



Don’t blame

Obama if he
inherits an
economic mess

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter is in response to
the letter sent in by an ex-pat
living in Nassau, whose name
was not published.

First, I would like to say that.

I agree with most of what you
are saying. Nassau is broken.

‘However there are two points I

would like to disagree on.
The first one, is the implica-
tion that the financial sector's

‘future would instantaneously

go down the tubes with the elec-
tion of Obama. It would be
hurt, slightly, but there will
always be loopholes. Addition-
ally, the main pressure on the
offshore financial services began
post 9/11 under the Bush
administration. Then there is
the further implication that
Obama will be responsible for
the economic slump that very
likely will affect the Bahamas.
This is shortsighted, and simply
American politics as usual.
The slump has already start-
ed, and is already affecting the
Bahamas. This is really to do
with a downturn in the world
economy that is happening now;
it is a result of the failed eco-
nomic and foreign policies that
Obama or McCain will simply
inherit and have to deal with.
Neither one of them is a magic
pill that will save us all, and,
likewise, neither one should be
the easy scapegoat because you
voted for the other guy. In my
opinion, both are better quali-
fied for the job than the previ-

_ ous occupant, and will do as

good a job as can be done with
the mess created by an incom-

petent and corrupt administra- .

tion.
The second point I would like

to disagree with is the assertion.

that our swamps and pine
forests should be converted into
farms. This is not only naive,

‘but downright dangerous, and,

unfortunately, a very common
misconception in-our country.
Mangrove wetlands are not sim-
ply swamps that host mosqui-

- toes and should not be thought
\ of that way. They are an impor-

tant ecosystem of which we

- Bahamians derive many bene-

fits without: knowing. or
acknowledging. Let me count
the ways:

1) They are important for
erosion and soil runoff protec-

‘tion. All that precious imported

soil that you suggest we get
would simply wash away if
installed on a wetland. The

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storm surges..For example, it
has been concluded that areas
in Asia affected by the Tsunami
received far less damage where
they had healthy wetlands
between themselves and the
wave. Areas where wetlands
had been removed received

extensive damage and loss of .

life due to the waves rolling
right into populated areas unim-
peded. Around Nassau, and
here in Abaco, where wetlands
have been removed there is a
constant struggle to maintain
the land from the erosive forces
of wind and waves.

3) They are extremely impor-?

tant for our fisheries. No wet-
lands, no fisheries. Period.
Hence the controversy over
Bimini Bay. No wetlands, no
diving industry either.

4) They have more economic
potential for kayaking tours and
low-impact bone fishing than as
a farm.

5) Some studies are suggest-

ing that wetlands, and the red:

mangrove plant in particular,
store significant deposits of car-
bon dioxide.

The pine forest (or “barrens”
as they are known in Nassau)
are also a poor choice to clear
cut and turn into farms. Pine

forests are always found on top -

of the fresh water lenses, which
is very ‘close to the limestone
surface. Fertilizer runoff will
seep through and poison what
little fresh water is left-on New

Providence. Additionally, -

instead of farming, well-man-
aged, low-impact logging would
provide a better long term solu-
tion. Not the clear cutting of the
old days, but selective harvest-
ing. It would not be as immedi-
ately lucrative as simply plowing

everything over, but it would

be indefinitely sustainable, and
could positively affect the health
of the pine forest system, which
could then still be used for bird-
ing and other tourism related
activities. This form of logging is
now being implemented by sev-
eral NGOs in California and
‘Canada, and that model could
find a home here in the

‘Bahamas. And just a few notes -
on farming: importing soil does.

not create a booming agricul-

tural industry. Otherwise, we .

would have already had that

the long term. Also, simply
importing soil and a couple of
grape vines does not make
champagne. Climate is as
important, if not more so, for
the creation of good wine. We
simply do not have the right-cli-
mate for a vineyard. Our
intense sun would shrivel them
up on the vine. Another prob-
lem with farming here in the
Bahamas is the high water
requirements. Water must be
imported water from a limited
source (Andros may be the
biggest island in the Bahamas,
but it is still a tiny island in the
grand scheme of things), and it
would have to compete with a
large urban population. This is
already a problem in the US
west: agriculture vs domestic
needs. The Bahamas simply
does not have the natural
resources required to support —

. its pollution via farming.

Unfortunately, the root of the

problem i is the large and grow-

ing population living in a small
island nation with limited

_ resources. There are population

limits that may have already
been reached, if not for imports -
and tourism-created wealth.

Short of limiting population -
growth, tourism is our best hope
for the future, even in an unsta-
ble world economy.

It is possible to have diversity

' within the tourism industry,

something that our govern-
ments have been slow to grasp.
You do not need an Atlantis on
every island (it is probably eco-

' nomic suicide to do that any-
way). Smaller developments,

low-cost travel alternative,

- cruising sailors and locally

grown.second-home owner
industries have more social and

- economic:benefits, as well as .

being easier to sustain through
rough economic weather.
Which brings me back around:
to the rest of your letter: For
any form of tourism to work,
we, as a nation, need a more
hospitable attitude. I absolutely

agree with that.

This can come about through
enforcement of standards, as
you suggested, but also through

' better education. We waste mil-

lions of dollars through point-
less Ministry of Tourism mar-
keting campaigns and super -
bowl ads, but if we had friend-
lier and better educated citizens
there would be more repeat vis-
itors and less need for advertis-
ing.

can politics in 2004 makes it quite plausible that - Globe Staff = 0: mangrove plants hold sediment _ licked. The climate and lime- MATTHEW McCOY
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behind them for us to live on. port high-intensity farming in Abaco,
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228 Haitian

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A group of 114 migrants : affairs Fred Mitchell yesterday 0 eC ad Presse If} a SyS ema IC Way
left New Providence at: . : slammed the government’s .
8.30am yesterday. Asect- attempts to alleviate the economic:
ond group of 114 Haitians . struggles facing Bahamians. concerned about the future, and’ get out of it by coming up with
left ona flight at 11.30am. “Tt’s a day late, and a dollar Mr Mitchell claimed the govern- _ these piecemeal programmes.”

Mr Mitchell said the PLP is con-
fident that financial turmoil will
loom for a much longer period, and
believes the question being asked
by the country is: “What is the gov-
ernment goingto do?”

Some of the issues identified by

ment only moved to provide some
relief to these persons after hearing
- what the PLP had to say.
» Mr Mitchell added that steps
were taken in this regard without
government having a clear under-
standing of what the implications

short,” said the PLP spokesperson.
yesterday during his monthly press:
briefing. ROT ee
Mr Mitchell said government
needs to address the economic
issues facing Bahamians in a sys-

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cate tapipht a OOpm at j- = lem of hunger, and people having of how banks felt about the matter. immediate government attention
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banquet, which will be held Ss stamps. Then we said there’s a government 1s trying to give the mone making credit available to small
this Saturday October 25. = problem of electricity, so yourun impression that this ‘downturn in businesses _
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according to Associated Press. i. 1

i public servants.
i? While admitting that the per- ~
+ formance of some government
: employees leaves much to be

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day signed an order dismiss-
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comments on public servants’ performance

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pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

OPPOSITION MP Fred
Mitchell has accused Prime Min-

ister Hubert Ingraham of mak-.
- ing “unflattering” comments

regarding the performance of

desired, Mr Mitchell, the former

i. minister of the public service,
+ added that the same can be said

of private sector workers.
He said customer service defi-
ciencies point to a “much deeper”

5 . problem, which cannot be solved
~ by simply denouncing lackluster
~~ performance.

- “The problem in our country
about service is systemic and

bad‘in ‘the private sector. The

‘problems need to be addressed
from the cradle to the grave, and
" ‘Thust Start in our education sys-
~ tem if we are to conquer this sig-
-. nificant problem,” he said.

~ When Mr Mitchell last held his
monthly press briefing, he cau-

* . tioned the public about what he

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North America gives it an.

advantage in capitalising on the
$20 billion that the Royal

Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) -

is pumping into building new

vessels over the next several
years, RCCL executive Michael
International, Celebrity Cruises,

Ronan said. - o

Speaking at the opening of

National Port Week on Mon-
_ day, Mr Ronan, RCCL’s vice-

president of government rela-_
tions for the Caribbean, Latin:
America and Asia, said his’

organisation will be creating
larger vessels than those that

presently serve the Bahamas. .

and other countries.

However, he watned that the —
Bahamas must seize opportu-
nities to create a valuable tourist
experience if the country wants.
‘maintain a healthy market share _

of cruise business. 5s

He also said the Bahamas"
must face the challenge of

working as a community for one
common goal. is
This means enlisting the assis-

tance of taxi drivers, hair
braiders, policemen, tour oper-
ators and others, to create the
“value experience,” he said.

He emphasised that the
Bahamas must compete on a>
global level with many destina- .
tions that offer the best experi-

ences imaginable.

Mr Ronan pointed out that
- the Bahamian ships registry is
on track for continued growth.
He said many believe‘the
Bahamas possesses the poten-,
tial to someday be the largest
ship registry in the world, .
In addition, shipping remains
an integral part of the world’s

trade and economy, with cur-

_ rent statistics showing that



shipping industry.
The Royal Caribbean Cruise .

Line is responsible for bringing
more than 95 per cent of cruise
tourists to the Bahamas. Royal
Caribbean Cruises is a global
cruise vacation company that
operates Royal Caribbean

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Cruises and CDF Croisieres de

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described as the “political purg-

ing” of PLPs from the public ser-
vice.

Since then Zhivargo Laing, the
minister responsible for the pub-
lic service, has described Mr
Mitchell’s comments as “delu-
sional”.

Mr Mitchell responded to this, .

stating that it is Mr Laing who

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service, cannot see the “pattern of

conduct” by the FNM to “elimi- —
-nate and destroy the PLP’s influ-

ence in the public service”.

He said: “Such a plot will fail.
Within minutes of my interven-
tion on the radio on this matter, I
received a call from a senior pub-
lic servant and from a number of
police officers who confirmed the
comment and said that more must
be done to speak out on the
point.

Mr Mitchell went on to note

that the prime minister has |

announced six pilot programmes
to attempt to reform various ser-
vices provided by government.

“This continues what the PLP —
"started with regard to public sec-

tor reform. The, six departments
identified are: The Department
of the Public Service, the Regis-
trar General’s Department, the
Road Traffic Department, the

. Building Control Division, the

Passport Office and the Physical
Planning Department. ~

“] think that the Gonsular Sec-
tion of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs ought to have been added
as indeed the whole ministry
should have been added.” —

Mr Mitchell; who headed the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs for
five years, until May 2007, said:
“That ministry is a prime example

of a government agency that does .

not respond to and is insensitive
to its external environment and to

its need to serve and inform its
- clientele. ; ‘ *
“Indeed as the opposition |

spokesman on foreign affairs, I
have received complaints from
citizens who are unable to access
the services of the ministry on
non-workdays or after hours. In
one case, the telephones in the
embassy in China rang without
answer, and when the highest offi-
cials were contacted here, none
of them had a number by which
to contact the ambassador after
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mer Prime Minister
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PLP spokesman
on Foreign Affairs
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minister.
’ Noting how Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace had
appealed to the Bahamian
people for their help in ensur-
ing that the Ministry of
Tourism’s plans work, Mr
- Mitchell said: “Instead of wel-
coming Mr Christie’s valuable
input, the minister reportedly
said: ‘A vision without execu-
tion is simply an hallucina-
tion’.

“While there is the tempta-
tion not to resist being clever,
it should be resisted, if the net
result is going to be that there
will not be bipartisan support
for the efforts to ensure that
tourism succeeds.”

Mr Mitchell said: “Indeed,
our spokesman on tourism
had already welcomed the
new initiatives. It is curious
how the minister expects his
programme to succeed if there
is going to be a partisan attack
by the minister.”

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board when the PLP |
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Mr Mitchell said
that Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace should know
that, according to
reports coming out of
his ministry, he needs
the support of everyone. _
“He will need a sufficient
buy-in from the employees of
the ministry who, though not
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new.

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gramme may not be success-
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Invading lionfish poses

threat to the Bahamas

HE Bahamas is facing
one of the most disas-

trous marine invasions in history.

No, we are not talking about
illegal Haitians, Dominican
poachers, or South American
drug traffickers. But what we are
facing could literally destroy our
‘reefs and fisheries — the species
and:ecosystems that define our
culture and quality of life.

“They have just literally
exploded through time," said
University of Oregon marine
biologist Dr Mark Hixon, who
has spent years doing underwater
research in the Bahamas. "It's
like a plague of locusts, and we
are not very optimistic at this
point that eradication is”possi-
ble."

The threat comes from an -

. exotic foot-long invader known
as the lionfish, And for the first

time, researchers in the Bahamas
have documented just.how dra-
matically this exotic species can
impact coral-reef ecosystems
throughout the region by deci-
mating a wide range of native
fish populations through preda-
tion and‘competition.

The lionfish is a colourful
Indo-Pacific species with a plume
of spines that is favoured by fish
hobbiests around the. world. Sci-
entists say it was introduced into
the Atlantic at Biscayne Bay,
Florida, when several individuals

were released from an aquarium -

during Hurricane Andrew in
1992. It has proved to be the
most “successful” introduction
"of an exotic species in this part of
the world — with potentially
devastating consequences.

Over the years lionfish have
spread rapidly northward along
the US eastern seaboard, and
southward into the Caribbean.
They have been sighted as far
east as Bermuda, as far north as
Rhode. Island, and as. far south
as Jamaica and the Cayman
Islands, with unconfirmed
reports from the Yucatan Penin-
sula, Puerto Rico, and the Less-
er Antilles. And they are now

common throughout the islands
of the Bahamas.

A voracious predator, the

LARRY SMITH



lionfish is undergoing a popula-
tion explosion in the Bahamas,
where it has no competition and
few predators to keep it under
control. Researchers say that the
fish species which inhabit
Atlantic coastal reefs have never
seen such an energetic and effec-
tive hunter jn their midst.

“The threats to coral reefs all
over the world were already
extreme," Dr Hixon said, "and
they now have to deal with this

alien predator in the Atlantic.
These fish eat many other
’ species and they seem to eat con-

stantly.”

And if the lionfish population
explosion continues, he told
Tough Call, the risks for the
Bahamas are many: "There may
be less food fish for people as
lionfish consume juvenile
grouper and snapper.

There may be fewer grazing

, fishes, which help to:keep corals

from being overgrown by, sea-
weeds. There may be fewer large
predators as lionfish eat their
young, predators which have
been shown to help stabilize fish
populations. In short, the lion-
fish invasion has the potential to

become the most ‘disastrous ©

marine invasion in history."

It has taken a few years of sci-
entific effort to arrive at this
unhappy conclusion. At first, the
zebra-striped lionfish was seen
by many as a good photo oppor-
tunity on the reef. But some of
the very dive operators who

. enjoyed snapping their picture

are now the greatest advocates
for their eradication. They realise
that the pretty little fish could
soon destroy the coral reef com-
munities that tourists come to
see.

"I think at the best they will

-have a huge impact on reef fish,
and at the worst will result in the

disappearance of most reef fish,"
said Bruce Purdy, who runs a
liveaboard dive fleet in the
Bahamas called Blackbeard's
Cruises. In fact, it was the crew
of one of Purdy's vessels that
made the first documented sight-
ing of a lionfish in Bahamian
waters in November, 2004.
Lionfish can eat other fish up
to two-thirds their own length,
while they are protected from

- predators by long, poisonous

spines. In the Pacific, other fish
have learned to avoid them and
they. also have more natural
predators, particularly large
groupers. But Atlantic fish have
never seen them before, and few
local predators will eat them.
Because of their natural
defense mechanisms, lionfish are
afraid of almost no other marine

- life. And the poison released by

their sharp spines can cause

. painful stings to humans — even

leading to fatalities for some peo-
ple with heart problems or aller-
gic reactions.

“These are pretty scary fish,
and théy aren’t timid,” Dr Hixon
said. “They will swim right tip to
a diver in their feeding | posture,
looking like they’re ready to eat.
That can be a little spooky.”

And according to Eleanor
Phillips, a former fisheries officer
who now works for the Nassau

office of The Nature Conservan-

cy, Bahamians can expect small-
er fishing catches soon: "Lion-
fish feed on young grunts, snap-
per, grouper and other fish that
are important for food and
evmort. If this invasion contin-
ues, our fishing industry could
suffer."

Dr Hixon’‘is a scientific advi-
sor to the Bahamas National
Trust, and has studied reefs in
the Exuma Sound since the ear-
ly 1990s. He first came across a

‘DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

BRAITHWAITE
1933-2008

Catherine Ann “Nancy” Braithwaite, a long-
time resident of the Bahamas, died after a long
illness on October 2, 2008.

honeymoon and never left.”

-Born July 16,. 1933 in Paterson, New Jersey,
Mrs. Braithwaite arrived in Nassau on May 26,
1956, four days after marrying her husband
William “Bill” Braithwaite, who had been hired
to work for Navios Corporation. But the
storyline in the Braithwaite family has always

been: “They came to the Bahamas for their

Knowing that The Bahamas was where they belonged and where they would always
want to be, Bill and Nancy Braithwaite became Bahamian citizens in 1994. Nancy
Braithwaite was pre-deceased by her husband, by 51 days on August 12, 2008.

Mrs. Braithwaite was a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, and
taught for several years at Xavier’ s Lower School in the late 1950s and again in

late 1960s.

' Nancy Braithwaite was an active supporter of Abilities Unlimited since its inception
34 years ago, as both a member of the Board of Directors and volunteer -- organizing
and operating fund raising events from bazaars to craft fairs, selling Christmas
cards, yard sales, publishing the “Abilities Unlimited Cookbook, ” and successfully
recruiting other volunteers through her i inspiring personal commitment to the

‘ organization. ;

She is survived by one daughter: Mary Braithwaite and her husband Bob Dumouchel
"of Massau; four sons: Tom of Nassau, Billy and his wife Joan of Nassau, Mark and
his wife Dawn of Hohokus, NJ, Andrew and his wife Theresa of Sussex, NJ; two
grandsons: Liam and his mother Anita O’ Dwyer of Shannon, Ireland, and Quenton
of Sussex, NJ; brother: Paul Forbes of Morristown, NJ; brother-in-law: Lawrence
“Pat” Kramer of Rumson NJ; sisters-in-law Patsy Forbes of Upper Monclair, NJ,
Joan Forbes of Paterson, NJ, Fonce Forbes:of Morristown, NJ; nieces Peggy Lee
Insel of Dewitt, MI, Barbara Lee Smith of Carmel, CA, Lee Anne Forbes Doust
of Bedminister, NI ‘ Kathleen Swearer of Glen Ridge NJ, Allison Sidow of Oakland
NJ, Kim Kramer Gallagher of Little Falls, NJ, Mary Anne Forbes Harris of Memphis,
_ TN, Sara Moran of Kindsbach, Germany; nephews Carlton Lee, Jr. of Paterson,
NJ, Kevin Forbes of Montclair, NJ, Billy Forbes of Charleston, SC, Kip Kramer
_ of Glen Rock, NJ, Kelly Kramer of Bloomfield, NJ; Special friends: Dorothy and
Nancy Booth, Volodis Carey, Claudia Casey, Tom and Barbara Chatterton, Bob
and Ann Childs, Wendy Darling, Mrs. Elma Davis, Bob and Dottie Goldbach,



lionfish near Lee Stocking Island

in 2005. And since then, the lion-

fish population in the Bahamas
has multiplied. They are seen in
every habitat throughout the
archipelago: in shallow and deep
reefs, off piers and beaches, as
well-as in coastal mangroves that
are important. nursery habitats
for juvenile fish.

"During the summer of 2007,
we sighted over 100 lionfish in
the vicinity of Lee Stocking;
three in the Exuma Cays Land
and Sea Park, and two at Cat

Island," Dr Hixon reported in a -

recently-published research
paper that he co-authored with
graduate student Mark Albins.
"The clear increase in ‘lion-
fish numbers at these regularly

' visited study sites indicated an

extremely rapid expansion with-
in the Bahamas."

S: Hixon and his col-
leagues decided to inter-

rupt their regular research on
the ecology of reef fish and con-
duct a special experiment to
determine whether, and to what
extent, lionfish affect populations
of native fish on Bahamian reefs.
They used an area of experi-
mental patch reefs near Lee
Stocking Island that had been
established back in the 1990s —
at least a kilometre away from

‘other natural reefs.

An initial survey counted the
number of juvenile native fish
living on the reefs and confirmed
that no lionfish were present at
the outset of the experiment.
With some reefs designated as a
control (lionfish absent) and oth-
ers as a treatment reef (lionfish
present), single individuals were
then introduced to each of the
lionfish-present experimental
reefs. Following these trans-
plants, divers recounted the

-number of juvenile native fish.

The result? Lionfish reduced
the abundance of small fish on

' coral reefs by 80 per cent in just

five weeks.

In Hixon's experiment 38 fish
species were recruited to both
lionfish-present and. lionfish-

absent reefs. Of these 38 species,

23 suffered reduced recruitment
in the presence of lionfish. And
stomach content analyses.and

Summer



observations of feeding behav-

iour showed that reductions in

recruitment were almost cer-
tainly due to predation by licn-
fish.

Recruitment is defined by
researchers as the survival of
individual. fish that settle in a
particular habitat area. It is an
important variable in terms of
the population structure of indi-
vidual marine species.

' "The large reduction in
recruitment suggests the possi-
bility that lionfish may compete
with native (fisheaters) by
monopolizing this important
food. resource," the study report
concluded. "Also, by decreasing
recruitment, lionfish have the
potential to decrease the abun-
dance of ecologically important
species, such as parrotfishes and
other herbivorous reef fishes,
which are crucial for preventing

seaweeds from overgrowing .

corals.

"Tt is also important to note
that lionfish have the potential
to act synergistically with other
existing stressors, such as climate
change, overfishing, and pollu-
tion, making this invasion of par-
ticular concern for the future of
Atlantic coral reefs."

Options to manage the threat

‘are limited, scientists’and fish-
‘ery managers agree. Dr Hixon

has called for targeted control
efforts to be initiated as soon as
possible, particularly in vulnera-
ble or valuable reef areas. Mea-

‘sures to help the recovery\of

effective predators would .also
help. For example, groupers eat
lionfish in the Pacific, but have
been heavily over-exploited in
this part of the world.

"Our hope is that the Bahami-
an government will actively pro-
mote local controls, possibly
including a targeted fishery and
perhaps even bounties," Dr
Hixon said. "Lionfish are easy
to capture underwater with dip
nets and they taste like chicken.
Unfortunately, they can live to at
least several hundred feet depth,
which is beyond the range of
most divers."

According to Director
Michael Braynen, interest in the
lionfish invasion at the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources is
high: "We are holding a work-

‘pecial

shop in Nassau next month for
about 40 people, including min-
istry employees from around the
country, to train people in the
collection and handling of lion-
fish," he told Tough Call.

"The idea is to give them
knowledge they can pass on to
fishermen and others in the
islands to encourage the use of
these fish as a food source, and
even to sell them once the spines
have been removed. We want to ~

. promote that as one of the few

control measures we have."

Braynen is also recommend-
ing modifications to fishery reg-
ulations that will allow dive and
resort operators to use SCUBA
gear to conduct lionfish cleanup
projects at specific locations. It is
currently illegal to use SCUBA
gear to fish, or to fish within a
certain distance of the shoreline ©
in some areas.

There is a sense of urgency
involved because scientists are
now convinced that the rapid
reproduction potential of the
lionfish, combined with its abil-
ity to seriously impact the popu-
lations of other fish, could dis-
rupt entire reef ecosystems — -
with unpredictable results.

"We have to figure out some-
thing to do about this invasion
before it causes a major crisis,"
Dr Hixon said. We basically had
to abandon some studies we had
underway on the population
dynamics of coral reef fish,
because the lionfish had moved
in and were eating everything.”

For the past two years divers,
scientists and government offi-
cials have been collaborating on
a survey that reports, counts,
tags, catches and dissects lion-
fish found in Bahamian coastal

areas.

This project has also deter-
mined that lionfish are spread-
ing rapidly and eating juvenile
snappers and groupers, as well
as competing with adult reef fish
for food. In.one recent survey
off southwestern New Provi-
dence, for example, 124 lionfish
were caught within two hours in
a one-mile radius.

The Bahamas National ‘Trust
and other environmental groups
have even been holding cookery
demonstrations on some islands,
to show that lionfish are good to

‘eat once the spines have been

removed.

-As an example of what the
future could hold, experts point
to the Nile Perch, a large fresh-
water fish that caused the extinc-
tion of hundreds of fish species
when it was introduced into Lake
Victoria. The World Conserva-
tion-Union calls it one of the 100

‘worst alien species invasions.

"Those kinds of things hap-
pen repeatedly in fresh water,"
Dr Hixon commented. "But
we've not seen such a large
predatory invasion in the ocean
before."

What do you think?

Send comments to
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It has been announced that the Commit-
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Gaming Board have reached an agreement
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shortly and the committee anticipates a posi-
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select. committee.”

The Committee for Gaming Reform sees
this first meeting with the Gaming Board as
the impetus for change and said it is prepared
to be the catalyst.

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6) Able to work in a very dynamic environment

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
honours service through the years

THE Eta Psi Omega Chapter,

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

recently celebrated its 45th
anniversary of giving “sisterhood,
scholarship and service” to the
‘community of New Providence.
In recognition of the 45th char-
ter anniversary, a gala ball was
held at the Sheraton Cable Beach
ballroom on September 24 and
the members of Alpha Kappa
Alpha used the occasion to hon-
our the service given by members
from other Greek organisations.
Fourteen persons were recog-
nised for the service they have
given to the community through
their respective organisations.
. One nominee from each organ-
isation represented was selected
by a-panel of judges and was
awarded with the chapter’s “Ser-

_ vice Through the Years” award. |

The winners were Ricardo P
Deveaux of the Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity; Rhonda Wright of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority;
Jonathan C Ford of the Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity; Cyndi

Williams-Rahming of the Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority; Kareem C
Hanna of the Phi Beta Sigma Fra-
ternity, and Christie Cash of the
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Other nominees included Ter-
rance L B Fountain and Ishmael

- Smith, Jr, of the Alpha Phi Alpha

Fraternity; Laura Pratt-Charlton
and Dianne Seymour:of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority;

Sean Blyden of the Omega Psi —

Phi Fraternity; Harrison. Lock-

hart of the Phi Beta Sigma Fra- .

ternity; Nadia Racquel Braynen
and Taisha Lloyd of the Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority. ©

Mavis Johnson-Collie, imme-
diate past president of the Eta

- Psi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kap-

pa Alpha Sorority, and immediate
past president of the Nassau,

Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council,

was also recognised for her lead-
ership and contribution to the
chapter.

The gala ball was the culmina- ©

tion of a series of events which
took place throughout the week

which began with the chapter
members giving thanks at St
Barnabas Anglican Church.

Other. activities included the
launch of the 50-million-pound-
challenge, a global effort of the
sorority to do its part in the effort
to lose weight, and a welcome
reception on the spectacular Mar-
tint X yacht.

The guest of honour at the wel-
come reception was. the Interna-
tional Regional Director Norma
Jean Tucker, who flew in from
California to celebrate the occa-
sion with the local members.

“Eta Psi Omega chapter has
had much to celebrate this year as
this year also marks the centen-
nial anniversary of the sorority.
As the chapter continues to cele-
brate the sorority’s centennial
anniversary and its 45th anniver-
sary, the membership, led by
president Cindy Dorsett, contin-
ues to uphold the ideals of the
sorority’s founders and the chap:
ter’s charter members.

“Jt is through sheer strength



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COMMANDER Stephen Russell, director of
the National Emergency, Management Agency
(NEMA), accepted a cheque for $5,000 from
Diamonds International, which will go
towards. the Hurricane Ike reconstruction
efforts in Mathew Town, Inagua. The pre-
sentation took place on Monday at NEMA’s
office in the Churchill Building downtown
Nassau. Pictured from left are Anthony Smith,
marketing manager, Diamonds International;
Tinnyse Johnson, spokes model, Diamonds
International; Chynella Ferguson, human
resources manager, Diamonds International;
Adi Kaniel, general manager, Diamonds Inter-
national; Commander Russell, and Chrystal
i Glinton, first assistant secretary, NEMA.

reduced appetite 8 a

and a commitment to ‘Service to
All Mankind’ that the extraordi-
nary service programmes of the
sorority will be implemented. *

“This contribution and that of
the many other service champions
from each of the Greek fraterni-
ties and sororities hereon New
Providence who give of them-
selves, will affect positive change
in the community leaving a per-
manent legacy behind,” the Eta
Psi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kap-
pa Alpha Sorority said i in a press
release.

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‘Wake up and get real’, Tourism Ministry and employees told

EMPLOYEES of the hospitality
sector and the Ministry of Tourism
have been urged to “wake up and
get real.”

Speaking at the 30th anniversary
celebration of the BahamaHost pro-
gramme, Dr Wayne Thompson said
that Bahamians are living off the
“fumes of yesteryear.”

“We could regain what we lost, but

it will not happen over night,” he
said.

The Bahamas, Dr Thompson said,
is no longer the destination of choice.
“Tf we are not careful and take note
of what is directly in front of us we
will in fact miss the mark,” he said.

Dr Thompson also emphasised
that service is not servitude, and that
Bahamians need to have morals and

be made responsible for the actions
that they display on a daily basis.

He urged the audience to re-dedi-
cate themselves and become pro-
ductive to reconfirm that it is “Better
in the Bahamas.”

The BahamaHost programme
recently celebrated 30 years under

. the theme of “Advancing through

Training and Professionalism.”

A weekend of activities began with
an all-day conference at Sandals
Royal Bahamian Resort and Spa,
where past BahamaHost participants
were honoured.

Other scheduled activities were a
fun run/walk beginning at Fort Char-
lotte and ending at Goodman’s Bay,
and a Church Service at New
Covenant Baptist Church.

The BahamaHost programme was
launched 29 years ago to offer train-
ing to persons working in the hospi-
tality industry.

To date, almost 30,000 industry
professionals have received spe-
cialised instruction in Bahamian his-
tory, geography, culture, economics
and natural resources.

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Melisa Thompson-Hall,
Founder of Kingdom Women

in Business, is urging her.

members and all other women
to get tested during Cancer
Awareness Month.

“J remember a time when
cancer was a word that was
spoken in quiet circles because
it was so uncommon,” said
Mrs Thompson-Hall.

“Now, it is a scourge that
not only afflicts the person
diagnosed, but the families
and friends who try to be a
support system.

“It’s amazing to me that
now, people talk about can-
cer as if it’s as common as the
flu and that proves that the
disease has simply merged
into a way of life for many
Bahamians.

“Our country is too small to
have so many occurrences of
the disease.

“We need to educate our-
selves and understand that



KINGDOM WOMEN in Business
founder, Melisa Thompson-Hall
encourages women to test for can-
cer, as the disease continues its
stance as one of the leading caus-
es of death in Bahamian women.

breast cancer is not the only
form of cancer, that the dis-

ease can appear at any age
and that being diagnosed is
not a death sentence if we are
treated.”

Mrs Thompson-Hall noted
that many of the people who
are now found to have cancer
are teenagers or in their early
20s.

“We really have to encour-
age our sisters and daughters
to get tested to prevent the
spread of the disease through
the body,” she said.

“Also as Bahamians, we
must support organisations
like the Cancer Society of the
Bahamas because they dedi-
cate themselves wholeheart-
edly night and day to patients,
many of whom will not be
able to afford care on their
own.

“Please, let’s not wait until
one of our family members or
friends are affected. If we all
help, the care would be afford-
able.”

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VETERAN trade unionist Bobby Glinton was honoured for his contribution to the development of the credit
union movement during International Credit Union Day celebrations, October 16, at the Bahamas Co-opera-
tive League headquarters. The theme of the celebrations was “My Credit Union - It belongs to me.”
Keynote speaker was Melvin Edwards, chairman of the World Council of Credit Unions. Pictured above, Mr
Glinton (left) receives his award from Rufus Johnson, treasurer of Bahamas Co-operative League.

MELVIN Edwards, chairman of
the World Council Of Credit
Unions, takes time out to meet
the ladies during celebrations
marking Credit Union Day on
October 16 at the Bahamas Co-
operative League headquarters.
Pictured from left are Candice
Bain, office administrator at the
Bahamas Co-operative League
Insurance Brokerage Limited;
Sophia Moss, manager of Mem-
ber Services, Teacher and
Salaried Workers at the Co-oper-
ative Credit Union; Mr Edwards,
and Kym Rahming, underwriter
with the Bahamas Co-operative
League.

PHOTOS: Adrian Thompson .





CARIBBEAN REGIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTRE

(CARTAC)
&

CARIBBEAN FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE
| (CFATF) |

CONFERENCE ON

“PREVENTION OF MONEY LAUNDERING & TERRORIST
FINANCING AT CASINOS & REMOTE GAMBLING VENUES”

Q7tH — J8H ocTOBER, 2008
WYNDHAM NASSAU RESORT, NASSAU,’ BAHAMAS

The conference will be officially opened by Hon. Zhivargo Laing, M1

for Finance and will feature, fourteen (14) public and private sectoy

around the world exploring examination techniques, investigative p

legal & regulatory frameworks to prevent money laundering at casinos
i gambling venues. . :

f The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Working Group for the Preventi
Laundering and Terrorist Financing at land and internet-based casind
the Risk-based Approach Guidelines for the Casino Sector adopted by

last week.

Speakers include representatives from the Antigua & Barbuda Financig
Commission, AUSTRAC, the Bahamas Compliance Commission, FinCen, Gam
Associates Group, IIGC Ltd., NFC Global, PartGaming Plc, Spectru
Group, the U.K. Gaming Commission, the U.S. Internal Renevue Servic
Hill Ple and World-Check.

The conference agenda can be found at the CARTAC wek

www.cartac.com.bs

7 For further information, contact:

Calvin Wilson
calvinwilson@cfatf.org

Therese Turner-Jones

| tturnerjones@imf.org hedmonds@imf.org


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Ross University

hosts luncheon to
lipdlate community
leaders on progress

GRAND Bahama - In an
effort to keep community lead-
ers updated on the progress and
future development of the Ross
University Bahamas campus,
the president of Ross Univer-
sity, Dr Thomas C Shepherd,
hosted an informal luncheon at

the Westin Hotel on Wednes- ~

day, October 1.
‘Accompanying Dr Shepherd
were senior members of his
management team, including Dr
Nancy Perri, vice-president for
Academic Affairs; Dr Mary
Coleman, Dean of Ross Uni-
versity School of Medicine; San-

’ di Cutler, vice-president for

Planning and Business Devel-
opment, and Dr John Daley,
campus administrator.

_ Approximately 40 invited
guests were in attendance to lis-

_ ten to a brief progress report

by Dr Shepherd, who touched
upon the construction at Sea-
horse Plaza, which is ahead of
schedule; their hiring progress,
which is in full swing with over
4000 applications to Ross job
postings thus far, and the recent
launch of their housing registry
to ensure their students, faculty
and staff are well settled in pri-
or to classes starting in Janu-
ary.
Dr Shepherd said, “We got
here today, through the extra-

ordinary contributions and

efforts of many people, includ-
ing many in the room. I asked
everyone here today to say
thank you, to share the good
news, so that you can look at
each other, and with us feel
good about what we are creat-
ing together.”

“Tn just two months since our
announcement, we have come

to know this community, its .
people, and its resources even.

more deeply. We have just

begun to begin. We need your .

help — not only to succeed in
our work, but in helping us be
an important part of the com-
munity as a whole.”

“In January we will open our

doors, and Ross University will .

have completed the first phase
of its history in Grand Bahama.
Over the next year Ross enrol-
ment will grow steadily, a little



. versity; Senator Kay Forbes-Smith; Senator David T|

Bahama Chamber of Commerce. :





more each semester. In about
18 months we will begin con-
struction of our new campus,
and over this time we will hire
additional staff, including many
additional local residents.”

“In January will be able to




FROM LEFT: SIR Albert Miller: Rick Hayward; Terrance Gape: Dr Thomas Shepherd, president of Ross Uni-
hompson, and Gregory Moss, president of the Grand

say, this is a modest example of
what we can accomplish, of
whatFreeport, Grand Bahama
Island, and the nation of the
Bahamas can accomplish when
we work together,” Dr Shep-
herd said.

RAY

“"TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT (Ch. 304)
| SECTION 6(5)

- NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in exercise of its powers and functions under
Section 6(5) of the Telecommunications Act (Ch. 304) gives notice that it is conducting
a Public Consultation on DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES between
14" October and 10'" November, 2008. The purpose of the Public Consultation is
for the PUC to set out a framework and the methods by which it proposes:to undertake
to resolve telecommunications-related disputes between licenced service providers.

The PUC invites and welcomes comments and submissions from members of the
public, licenced service providers and other interested parties on its consultation
document on Dispute Resolution Procedures. After the public consultation closes,
the PUC will issue a Statement of Results on the public consultation.

Persons may obtain copies.of the public consultation document either in:

(1). In printed booklet from the PUC Office, Agape House, Fourth Terrace East,
off Collins Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or

(2) By downloading it from the PUC Website at www.pucbahamas.goy.bs.

Persons may send their written submissions or comments on the public consultation
document to the PUC either:

(a) By hand, to the PUC Office, Agape House, Fourth Terrace East, off Collins
Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or

By mail, to the Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission, P.O. Box
N-4860, Nassau, Bahamas; or

(c) By fax, to (242) 323-7288; or
(d) By e-mail, to info@pucbahamas.gov.bs

The deadline for receiving submissions and comments is 5:() PM on 10" November,
2008.

Dated oth October, 2008

Michael J. Symonette
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
Agape House
Fourth Terrace East, Centreville
P.O. Box N-4860
Nassau, Bahamas.

Fax: (242) 323-7288

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008, PAGE 9



_ FROM LEFT: WILLIAM Poiter of the Customs Department; Ms
Beneby of the Customs Department; Dr George Charite of the Med-
ical/Dental Association and the Bahamas Red Cross; Cheryl Bain,
Hospital Authority; Dr Nancy Perri, Ross University; Sharon

tal Authority; Wellington Moultrie, junkanoo committee, Terrance
Roberts of the Ministry of Tourism, and Dillon Knowles, Grand

Bahama Devco. ;
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Maintain Payables System |
Maintenance of Inventory Spreadsheets
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Reconciliations and various general ledger
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Assist in other duties falling within the
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¢ Must be a team player and possess people skills

All Applications must be submitted by October 31st
2008. . eee

FROM LEFT: Dr Thomas Shep-
herd, president of Ross Univer-
sity hosted a luncheon on Octo-
ber 1 at the Westin at Our
Lucaya to show appreciation
and advise community leaders
of the progress and develop-
ments of the Ross medical

| school in Grand Bahama.

Apply to:

- DA 68551
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, The Bahamas

FOCOL is pleased fo announce a

dividend payment of

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as of October 31, 2008

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LOCAL NEWS |

Teacher threatens to sue Ministry
if she does not get ‘due process’
FROM page one

on me and my family. I have a young baby and a toddler. The long
drive to the school where they want to. send’ me will affect my
health due to my back injury and C-section from my recent preg-
nancy,” Mrs Hanna-Wilson said.

Mrs Hanna-Wilson’s lawyer, Fayne Thompson, said he and his
client considered and pursued legal action some months ago. He
claims it is “obscene” the way his client is being treated.

“My client has always been pursuing her legal rights in this mat-
ter. She has not sat back and allowed this to be dealt with without
actively protecting her legal position. All she is saying give her the
process, give her the hearing to decide what to do in her best inter-
est and the interest of the students where she should be,” Mr
Thompson said.

Mr Thompson explained that his client has not been irresponsi-
ble in this regard. It was unfortunate, he said, that Director of
Education Lionel Sands can only answer his client’s concerns in The
Tribune.

“There were many attempts made to speak with the director and
our attempts have been met with a wall of silence. He refused to
speak with her and would not even answer her letters for months,”
Mr Thompson said.

Mr Thompson explained that he and his client have to'stand their
ground because Mrs Hanna-Wilson is entitled to be heard.

“She will stand on her rights. We will do our best to protect her

right to be heard in this process and if that involves a lawsuit
against the Department of Education, we’will file the action,” Mr
Thompson said.
Education Director Lionel Sands said yesterday that the Depart-
ment of Education will stop both teachers’ salaries if they fail to
-show up.at their newly assigned schools on Andros. Mr Sands indi-
. cated that once the Department receives a report that they have not
been to their assigned schools, the necessary action will be taken.

The conflict between the school and the two teachers, daughters. -

of Rev Leroy Hanna of Love Hill, Andros, was made public when
parents announced that they would not send their. children to
school unless the two teachers were removed — one from Central
Andros High School, where she has taught for six years, the
younger sister from Fresh Creek Primary, where.she was a teacher
for four years. The parents threatened that unless Ministry repre-
sentatives were sent to Andros to discuss the problem with them,
they would fly to Nassau and demonstrate in front of the House of
Assembly. In the meantime they would keep their children at
home.
'.' The parents were assured that the teachers had been trans-
» ferred to another Andros school. However, when school reopened
the two returned to their original schools, refusing to go to the
_ schools to which they were transferred. The pabcivals of the two
schools then walked out.
The Ministry threatened that if the teachers did not report to the

-Schools to which they were assigned, their salaries would be stopped. ' :
Both teachers were born and grew up in Love Hill, a tiny island y
settlement, seven miles north of Fresh Creek Primary ‘School and a 8
few minutes from the Central Andros High School. They attended 4

both schools.

Rev Hanna, their father, claims that they both ran into difficul-_ i.
ties when, unhappy about what had happened to their old schools,

they started to ask uncomfortable questions. ~

Rey Hanna said the District Education Officer (DEO) knew the
transfers were resented as did the principals of the two schools. He
claimed that “both principals refused to give the teachers a class or
a teaching timetable.” He also alleged that parents were invited to
_ protest their appearance at the schools. _-

“The DEO, along with a high ranking police officer came from
North Andros to Fresh Creek: Primary to have. my daughters
removed from the premises on September 2,” he said in a-letter to
The Tribune. “The following day police officers were stationed at
each of the schools and given the orders to arrest both teachers if
they attempted to enter the campus:



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FROM page one

like the Bahamas.

“We understand how important
it is to safeguard the Bahamas and
its most important asset, the
tourism industry,” said Mr Perez.
“We are trying to enrich the expe-
rience that a tourist has at a desti-
nation.”

MasterCard’s Vice President of
Strategic Partnerships for the Latin

MasterCard

Patricio Rubalcaba said the com-
pany hopes, through this pro-
gramme, to build a tourist loyalty
base here in the Bahamas and pro-
mote sustainability.

“You add up the natural beauty
of the destination, plus the power-
ful leadership that is here in place,
plus solid tools to promote that des-
tination and that’s what starts mak-

you make an impact.”
Director General of the Ministry
of Tourism Vernice Walkine wel-

' comed the MasterCard programme

as “truly innovative.”

She said that although economic
times are “tough” she believes the
programme can bring visitors to the
Bahamas.

The initiative should benefit
about 30 merchants— including
ScotiaBank — who have come

Card wielding customer.
Those customers, before packs 3

_ing down.in The Bahamas, will be

able to preview those merchant’s |
savings and offerings through.a ded- +
icated micro-site on MasterCard’s :'
website. i
Frank Comito of the Bahamas °
Hotel Association said these kinds +
of inducements are necessary to

entice visitors to spend and to :
quickly show them the value of our Hs

American and Caribbean region

FROM page one

be mandatory contributions, laying the ground-
work for major problems later on.”

One high-profile Nassau company allegedly
owes more than $520,000 in NIB. contributions,
all of which should have been paid between
September, 2002, and July this year, The Tri-
bune was told.

A Family Island construction firm is alleged-
ly another major defaulter, owing at least six
years’ contributions.

An NIB insider said: “Some defaulters have
high-ranking political connections. Some are
simply crooks.

“But from our point of view, if people are
not part of the solution, then they are part of
the problem. We need to get the right people in
place to ensure we get the right administra-

ing a difference,”

said Mr Rubal-

NIB shortfall claims

tion.

“At the moment, the system is malfunction-
ing. It needs a major government inquiry
because what we are dealing with here is
entrenched corruption.

“Many honest people within NIB are very
concerned about what is going on. We need
stringent, prudent management in place. If
nothing is done, NIB will be broke by 2029.”

The informants said fewer than 40 per cent of
employers and self-employed were paying NIB
contributions, creating a massive shortfall.

If 95 per cent were paying, the reserves could
be running at $5 billion more than they are
now, they added.

The astonishing disclosures came only days
after board chairman Patrick Ward announced

onboard to bring savings and

destination.

that all employers and self-employed people —
who are behind with contributions will be
charged interest.

He said the new board of directors, appoint-

ed in July, are determined to improve compli-’;
ance rates to shore up the fund’s shortfall.

Acting director Anthony Curtis said interest °
on arrears would be charged at “a prime rate”. :
He said 18,000 of 24,000 employers and self- ;
employed who were registered to contribute |
were behind on payments as of August this ,
year.

Currently, said Mr Curtis, NIB is aceveral’ :
million dollars” behind the target it had hoped °
to meet for contributions this year.

Defaulters have been given an interest-free
amnesty until January 1, 2009.

Mr Curtis said: “If they do not take savant
tage of this window most certainly the board |
will be taking action to have them prosecuted.’ ea

FROM page one

Justice. Emmanuel Osadebay
advised Mrs Cash to apply for an
extension to comply with the
order, and file an affidavit
explaining why she had failed to
comply, for the appeal to be
heard.

But Mrs Cash argued there was
a conflict of interests in the mat-
ter, as she has filed a complaint
against the Appeal Court presi-
dent and Justice Osadebay in the
Supreme Court.

Dame Joan said: "There is no
right to sue a judge when he sits
in his capacity as judge.

"Judges are a race apart, and
they take a lot of guff from a lot
of ignorant people, and they don't
let it destroy their balance."

- The appeal court president crit-
icised Mrs Cash for lying in the

press by accusing the court of

stopping her "from doing wicked-
ness" in the court below, and
claiming to have sent papers ney-

er received by the Privy Council.’

Dame Joan threatened to have
Mrs Cash escorted to Her
Majesty's Prison for committing

i contempt of court by attacking

the judicial institution.

Mrs Cash, dressed in pale linen
trousers and a turquoise blouse,
was.also criticised for not showing,
respect in her attitude, dress,
manner or conduct.

Dame Joan also referred to

‘Give apology

or go to jail’

Mrs Cash as a contentious :
woman, asked about the level she :
had reached in her education, and :
asked whether she had been:

taught any manners. °

by saying Justice John Lyons :
ruled the courts were unconsti- :
tutional in 2007. But Justice ;
Christopher Blackman explained :
there would be no hearing until :

the matter was filed.

The appeal court president :
withdrew Mrs Cash's option of :
paying a fine and ordered her to :
return to court next Thursday =:
with an application to continue :
or withdraw her appeal, and evi- :
dence she has purged her con- :

blishi in :
femipt by. paplshing an apolony in : got slow from August.” Mr Jacques

the newspaper, or-be jailed.

When Mrs Cash attempted to }
argue she had not received a fair :

hearing to find her in contempt of : : Sieare

: tourist arrivals, he barely makes
"You have no witnesses. We ; $200. Being a husband, and a father
are not your equals. Who do you he-teels ke eiving up.

court, Dame Joan said:

think you are?"

And Mrs Cash again raised’ her :

? morning, you might get your first

"Put your -hand down," Dame : Job by 10 or 11 o’clock, and it’s just
i i not enough.”

hand for permission to speak,

Joan said. "You are atrocious.

You are a disgrace to Bahamian :
: costs and the rising price of groceties,

“fT heis unable to keep up with his bills.

womanhood."

they are:-

GPA. AGE. ‘School

_ Doris Johnson Senior High School
College of the Bahamas

Name
18. Samantha Shanique Miller

19. Indira G.E.R. Moss
20. Romano Khadafy Mott

_FROM page one

Man captured

the Utica Police Department, state police and the U.S. Department of Jus-;

: tice all participated in the effort.

“Information developed during the investigation indicated Skelton left’
:? Jamaica and was living in the Bahamas, marshals said.

“On April 4, authorities in the Bahamas located Skelton in Nassau, the cap-
ital, (Deputy US Marshal Jamie) Farrington said. Bahamian authorities .
arrested Skelton on April 7 on a provisional arrest warrant, marshals said.

The Observer-Dispatch article quoted Assistant District Attorney Kurts|

* i Hameline, who is prosecuting the case, as saying: “Between April and now,
Mrs Cash continued to argue :

we’ve been trying to get him out of the Bahamas.”
County District Attorney Scott McNamara was quoted as saying that the. |
negotiations became an “intense legal struggle.”
“Fortunately, we were able to prevail — although it was a very challenging \
pursuit,” he said. “They don’t just hand people over. We basically had to try

our case in front of them.”

The Oneida County District Attorney’s Office and the US Department of)
Justice had to reproduce the original evidence, McNamara was quoted as say- ||

ing.
FROM page one

ally are usually the slowest months,
and we expect things to pick up dur-
ing Thanksgiving, but this year things
said. Just six months ago he would
have easily earned up to $700 a
week, but because of the decrease in
of two dependents, ie says most days

“You come out 6 o’clock in the

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Mr Jacques said that because of

-. difficulties facing many taxi drivers, '
some have abandoned their taxis in: l 3

exchange for more reliable jobs, such ”
as jitney drivers.

This one time musician said he
once worked for a few years at the:

Ministry of Tourism’s Welcome

Centre, but had lost his job for what -
he calls “political favouritism.”

Mr Jacques said he is tired of the!
days when politicians used their posi-'
tions to hire and take care of their:
friends, and avoid taking care of the
real issues. “It’s a bit childish, it’s.
immature, it’s something the ae
doesn’t need,” he said.



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“TOP PERFORMERS”
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THE TRIBUNE



LYON, France (AP).—
Andy Roddick had 18 aces and
didn’t face a break point in
beating Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (5),
6-4 Tuesday in the first round of
the Lyon Grand Prix.

The top-seeded Roddick,
.who won the Lyon title in 2005,
had the only break of the match
in the second set. Mahut, who

»also had 18 aces, saved three

Petrova, Bartoli
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Fifth-seeded Nadia Petrova
and sixth-seeded Marion
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sjeLadies on Tuesday.
Petrova, who won the
tournament in 2005, rallied
to beat Kateryna Bon-
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“6-1. The 13th-ranked Russ-
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Bartoli improved to 3-5
|) against Ai Sugiyama by
“beating the Japanese player
6-4, 2-6; 7-6 (8). The 17th-
» ranked Frenchwoman failed
to convert five break-point
chances in the second set,
and came back from a break
down three times in the third
-| before she finally converted
her seventh match point.
Also, Maria Kirilenko
beat: Olga Savchuk of
Ukraine 6-2, 7-5. The 30th-
ranked Russian, who won
“her third WTA Tour title of
the season last month, was
broken in the second set
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break points in the first set.

Roddick hurt his knee Mon-
day while playing doubles, but
said the injury did not bother
him.

“T did not feel anything this
morning, so now everything is
fine,” said Roddick.

Roddick is already looking
forward to next month’s Mas-
ters Cup, although he still needs
to qualify for the event in
Shanghai.

“It’s maybe.a more open
tournament this year,” Roddick
said. “There’s not only Roger
(Federer), but others like
(Andy) Murray who are playing
very well, or (Juan Martin) del
Potro. It promises to be a great
tournament.”

Also, second-seeded Richard
Gasquet of France rallied to
beat Santiago Giraldo 5-7, 6-3,
7-6 (3).

Gasquet, who has dropped to
15th in the ATP rankings, pres-
sured Giraldo’s serve through-
out, but could only take two of
his seven break-point chances.

Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador

‘also won, beating sixth-seeded

Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (4),
6-3, while Fabrice Santoro
defeated Fabio Fognini of Italy
6-4, 6-1 and Andreas Seppi of
Italy beat David Guez of France
6-2, 7-5.

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October 16. Monfils won the match
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Ronaldo
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favourites
for Golden

1x Ball award

PARIS (AP). — Manchester
United winger Cristiano Ronal-
do and FC Barcelona forward
Lionel Messi are the favourites
to win this year’s Golden Ball,
awarded by France Football
magazine to Europe’s top play-
er.
Ronaldo finished second to
AC Milan midfielder Kaka last
year, while Messi was third.

Kaka was again among the
30 nominees released Tuesday,
but does not believe he will win
this time.

“I am realistic. This one won’t
be for me. It’s a shame, but it’s
logical,” Kaka said. “AC Milan
did not have a good season.”

Kaka is touting United’s
winger to take the top prize.

‘ “My favorite is Cristiano

~» Ronaldo,” Kaka said. “He won

two major titles with Manches-
ter, and he scored a lot of
goals.” i

The 23- -year- -old Portugal
winger scored 42 goals in all

competitions to help United win
the Premier League title and

the Champions League.

The 21-year-old Messi was
also in top form for Barca, scor-
ing several breathtaking goals
for the Catalan club, and also

helping Argentina defeat Nige-:
ria 1-0,to win the Olympic gold

medal in Beijing in August.
“He is the kind of player I

really like,” Kaka said. “Like .

Cristiano Ronaldo, he dribbles,
he scores. Messi often does it

“all on his own.’
Liverpool striker Fernando

Torres is also among the nomi-

nees after helping Spain win the
European Championship in
June, scoring the lone goal in
the final against Germany. Tor-

tes also scored 24 league goals

in his debut season with the
Reds.
Lyon striker Karim Benze-

ma, one of only two French
nominees along with Bayern’

Munich winger Franck Ribery,
told France Football that Torres

would get his vote.
“He scores goal after goal, 5
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008, PAGE 13



SPORTS



Big Red Machines
roll out Bluewaves

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one-out solo homer in a five-

run first inning, while Moss had

a one-out solo homer and Sey-

mour came’ up with a two-run

homer with two out in a nine-
run second. : :

In both innings, the Big Red
Machines batted around the
clock.

Like Wood, Seymour finished ,
with a 2-for-3 day with thre
RBIs and three runs scored and
Arien Seymour helped his own
cause by going 2-fér-2 with two

RBIs anda run scored.

' Arien Seymour gave'up just
one hit with four strike outs,
including the three outs in the
third to end the game.

St Anne’s scored their only
two runs in the first inning, the
first on Henry Thompson’s RBI
ground out that drove home
Adam Deveaux and the other
from Ian Mayers, who walked
and eventually came home ona
wild pitch.

Despite the loss, coach Rico
Seymour said they are hoping to
at least rebound from this loss
and improve their record to 3-6
when they play their last regular .

“season game against'Jordan
Prince William.

“We had a few shaky games
early in the season, but,we real-
ly didn’t have an ‘effective catch-
er and pitcher like we do now
with (Ian) Mayers catching and’
(Nicholas) Wilson pitching,” he .

pennant with an easy victory.
Chiune Isaacs was the win-
‘ning pitcher, but the Big Re?
Machines got a balanced hitting
attack led by Annique Williams’
two hits with three runs and Jac-
inta Clarke and Gernyka Gib-
son both had three hits with
three runs.

Coach Michelle Wilson said
they are now looking ahead to.
the playoffs and eventually win-
ning the title.

“We could hit the ball a lot
better, but this was the first time
that the pitcher pitched and she
did a good job,” Wilson said.
“We’ve been experimenting on
pitching so if we get in trouble
in the playoffs, we will have per-
sons to come in and get the ball
across the plate.”

St Anne’s dropped to 1-4, but
coach Curt Hollingsworth said
his team could have definitely
played much better..

“Very... poor,” said
Hollingsworth in summing up
the defeat. “This team itself is a °
very young team. Last year we
lost a lot of players, but we have
a good crop of players who will
only get better in time.”

Hollingsworth said he has
one simple mandate for St
Anne’s: “Get it turned around.”
And.he feels they have been
improving with more parents
coming out and lending their
support

SAC pitcher. Arien
Seymour in action...

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@ By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — Reggie
Bush had surgery on his left knee
and it’s unclear when the New
Orleans Saints running back will
be back with the team.

Bush, injured on a punt return
in the first half of Sunday’s 30-7
loss to the Carolina Panthers, had

athe operation Monday in Birm-
ingham, Ala., Saints spokesman
Greg Bensel said Tuesday in an e-
mail to The Associated Press. He
gave no other details.

Instead of accompanying his
teammates on the trip to London
to face the San Diego Chargers
on Sunday at Wembley Stadium,
Bush instead visited Dr. James
Andrews.

“He has been a big part of what
we have been able to do offen-
sively and it’s an injury that we
have to deal with,” Saints coach
Sean Payton said shortly after the
team arrived Monday. “Hopeful-
ly on a short-term basis rather ff
than a long-term basis, and it
sounds like that’s the case.”

Bush sustained cartilage dam-

sage, and some athletes have
missed several months because of
surgery to repair similar injuries.

“From a timing standpoint, it
falls with this game and then a
bye weekend; so there is a little bit
of time there for him as it per-
tains to his recovery,” Payton said.
“We'll have to make some adjust-
ments offensively.”

Aaron Stecker or Pierre
Thomas will be called on to play
alongside Deuce McAllister in the
backfield.

The Saints played the final four
games of last season without Bush
due to a knee injury, and they
went 2-2.

msCraillhy we won't skip a
beat,” Saints quarterback Drew
eee said. “Obyiously we will
miss Reggie, Dea MS AY Artis
any guy who is that productive
for us offensively.”

Bush entered the game against
Carolina with an NFL-best 41
receptions.

The 2005 Heisman Trophy win-
ner from Southern California
missed practice early last week
with swelling in his left knee. He
had 55 yards on nine carries,
caught one pass for 5 yards, and
had! a 3.5 average on three punt
returns against Carolina.

Still, Brees appeared confident
fol the game against a Chargers,



ST ANNE’S third baseman Shevel Darling (LEFT) tries to tag out Anfrernee Seymour...





























Harrison’s
injury

_ appears
_ season-
ending

By HOWARD ULMAN
P Sports Writer

OXBOROUGH, Mass.
P) — Rodney Harrison, the
hitting but injury-plagued
of the New England
ts, appears to be done for
~ason — and perhaps his
er — after being hurt again.
e 15-year veteran was
ured on the last play of the
quarter of the Patriots 41-
vin over the Denver Bronc«
onday night when he
d scrambling quattes k
Cutler.
rtison, in the final yea
ontract, pointed t
ates and waved to |
as he was driven off.
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a torn quad. ‘The
lobe later reported he
rh right quad. During
se was anno he

as difficult for all of us to
odney be-carted off like
Belichick said Tues-
/e hope that all goes well






















t quarterback Tom:
who suffered a season-
knee i injury in the open-
d running back Laurence
y, whose season ended
went on the injured
e- list Monday with a
ilder injury. Belichick
to say if Maroney would |
surgery.

anmamy Morris rushed for 138
in his place but hurt his
and didn’t play in the sec-
alf. Belichick said his sta-
; was day-to-day.

€ injury to the 35-year-old
arrison is his fourth in four



005, he tore three liga-
in his left knee in the
same and missed the rest
the season and the playoffs.
t season, he sat out six
$ with a broken right
rt blade and retuned for
ore Suffering a strained
knée in the final regular
game and missing the



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ction,” Belichick said.
a good player. He’s been
Player (for the oa



afety Brandon Meriweath-
first-round draft choice last

@ season Monday and like-
vould move into a starting
le.
Harrison made the Pro Bow!
1998 and 2001 during his -
e-year stint with San Diego.
The Chargers cut him after the
2002 season when he was
slowed by an ankle injury.

The Patriots signed him as a
free agent in March 2003 and
they won Super Bowls in each
of their first two seasons with
him. In six seasons with New
England, he had nine sacks and
eight interceptions.

The aggressive Harrison, the
target of complaints by some
opponents of dirty hits, has
been fined more than $200,000
by the NFL. He was suspended
for one game in 2002 for a hel-
met-to-helmet hit on Oakland’s
Jerry Rice that cost him a game
check of $111,764.

_ But Harrison also has been a
mentor to players like 24-year-
old James Sanders, the Patriots
other starting safety.

_ “He is a future Hall of Famer.





' He is one of the best to play

this game. He has taught me a
lot,” Sanders said in the locker
room after Monday’s victory. ,
“J am going to go to the training
room and see how he is doing
and let him know J am here for
him.”


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St Francis Xavier walks

away with junior title

THE Fifth
Annual Dea-
con “Lou”
Adderley
and Vincent
Ferguson All
Catholic
Basketball
‘Tournament
got under-
way earlier
this month at
Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road.

There was competition in
two divisions - Seniors and
Juniors Co-ed. (See the
attached listing for the parish-
es that competed).

Competition was keen and
all went well with the Holy

i ei Wilmott

\Family Soldiers winning the

senior title over Aquinas
Aces, who were the runners

a eee

CATHOLIC Archbishop Patrick Pinder presents senior Keith Russell, of





BASKETBALL



up.

St Francis Xavier won the
junior title and St Joseph’s
was the runners up.

e Individual awards were as
follows:

Seniors MVP - Norman
Dean (Holy Family Parish)

Seniors Best Sportsman -
Keith Russell (St Cecilia’s
Parish)

. Juniors MVP -- Jabari
Wilmott - (St Francis Xavier
Cathedral)

Juniors Best Sportsman -
Shonte Cargill (Holy Family
Parish)



St Cecilia’s Parish, with his best sportsman trophy...



ARCHBISHOP Patrick Pinder presents senior Norman Dean, of Holy Fam-
ily Falls, with his MVP trophy...



ARCHBISHOP Patrick Pinder presents junior Shonte Cargill, of Holy Fam- °

ily Parish, with best sportsman trophy...









ABOUT 70 neople
took part in Roadmas-
ters Running Club’s
charity 20-mile run/walk
- in aid of the All Saints
Camp — from Montagu
Beach to Croodman’s
Bay and Dack on Satur-
day.
The motto: “The will
to do, the Soul to Dare’.
Around 4am, partici- -
pants lined up at Mon- —
tagu Beach to begin the
course.
_ Twenty five volunteers
provided Gatorade,
Aquafresh water and
Red Bull and Raptur
energy drinks at five
_stops along the route.
Others on ticycles and
in trucks monitored the,
runners and walkers.
Finishers were greet-
ed with Bahamian music
and complimentary
chicken souse with John-
ny Cake after the two-
hour plus workout.
Major sponsors of the
event were the Royal
Bank of Canada,
Thompson. Trading,
Bristol Cellers and Pep-
si-Cola. :
The event is the
longest of its kind in
New Providence and
served as training for
Bahamians preparing for
half and full marathons
in the US this season.
Roadmasters is a run-
ning group dedicated to
long distance running.






MEMBERS of the Roadmasters Running Club — a group dedicated to long distance running...

sib

LOCAL SPORTS



MEMBERS of the Holy Family Soldiers (above) won the senior title over the Aquinas Aces, who were the runners up (below)...

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rs Running Club’
iullenge for charity








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First Class promoter
irate with Bahamas

Boxing

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
. bstubbs@tribunemedia. het

FIRST CLASS Beemer
Michelle Minus is irate with the
Bahamas Boxing Commission
for failing to sanction their last
professional boxing show.

Minus produced a letter
addressed to Patrick Strachan,
chairman of the commission,
dated September 17, 2008, seek-
ing sanctioning for their final
show for the year-on Saturday,
November 15.

It’s the second time that
Minus had sought sanction from
the Commission and she is now
forced to either postpone. or
cancel the show because her
request was not granted.

However, in a letter dated
Wednesday, September 11,
2008, the commission wrote to
Minus informing her that her
proposed September 20 boxing
show was not sanctioned.

A letter issued by Strachan |

indicated there were several rea-
sons for the non-sanctioning
decision. All of those reasons
were not outlined.

But the letter did reveal that
because of the hard fight that
Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’ Mackey
encountered on July 24 when
he won the British Common-
wealth middleweight title over
Michael Gbenga, it was in his
best interest not:to fight within
the next six months.

After they were informed that
the September 20 show was not
going to be sanctioned, Minus
said they applied for sanctioning
for the November show.

Mackey, along with light-
weight Meacher ‘Pain’ Major,
were expected to be the two fea-
tured fighters against visiting
opponents on the new card.

“They have him on a six-
month lay-off for winning the
Commonwealth title fight, but
he got a complete physical from
Dr Patrick Roberts, who was
one of the physicians at the

“This is not
about First
Class. It’s
about the
boxers who

are being
held back.
Professional
boxing was
doing quite
well in the last
couple of
years. So we
really don’t
need this type
of setback.”
— Michelle Minus

. fight, and he was clearly cleared

medically,” Minus stated. “So
why does he have to lay up for
six months?”

Minus also noted that they
are working on getting a Com-

_monwealth title fight for Major

early next year and he needed
the tune-up fights before he
competes for the title.

She said the Boxing Comrhis-
sion was making it difficult for
the stable of boxers by not sanc-
tioning the fights and they were
holding back the fighters by not
having their results posted on
international boxing websites.

“This is not about First Class.

Commission

It’s about the boxers who are
being held back,” Minus stated.
“Professional boxing was doing
quite well in the last couple of
years. So we really don’t need
this type of setback.”

Minus said the commission is
paid to provide the information,
which helps in securing other
fights for the fighters.

While she feels she’s not get-
ting any justice from the Box-
ing Commission, Minus said
First Class ‘had written to the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and

‘Culture to intervene in the mat-

ter.
Her husband and coach Ray

‘ Minus Jr said all the fighters are

frustrated and upset over the
fact that they are in the gym
training, but can’t get a chance
to fight.

“It’s really difficult to keep . .

them excited and motivated to
train and be ready to fight
because they are not sure when
and if they will get a match,” he
said.

“T think it’s sad to see that we
are having this setback by the
Boxing Commission. I was
under the impression that the
Commission was there to govern
the sport in a positive way to
encourage and assist these
young men in their careers.”

Minus Jr said the fighters are
looking to further their boxing
careers, but they are being hin;
dered by the Boxing Commis-
sion, which he said seemed not
to have boxing at heart.

Efforts to contact Pat ‘The
Centerville Assassin’ Strachan,
chairman of the Boxing Com-
mission, proved fruitless up to
press time last night. But com-
mission secretary Fred Sturrup
said they have been having a
hectic time trying to make things
as easy as possible for First
Class.

He noted that First Class had
not complied with a series of
issues raised by the Commis-
sion. Until they did, they would
not sanction any of their shows.



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& By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

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’ “and senior girls
Of thes se St
Augustine’s Col-
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Machines put a double wham-
my on the St Anne’s Blue-
voves fo close out their regu-
lar season Oi a high hote.
Playing simultaneously at
St Augustine’s College yes-
terday, the defending
Bahamas Association of Inde-
pendent Secondary Schools
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Bank |
wins
airport |

financing

_ deal

Ei By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL a
Business Heporier

FiretCarsibean International

Bank (Bahamas) has been |

‘ selected as the institution that

will provide placement and

“escrow agency services for the

Bahamian-dollar denominated °

‘component of the $450 million

reveal.
~ Frank Watson, the Airport

Lynden Pindling International

“i Airport (LPIA) project financ-

ing, Tribune Business can

Authority chairman, confirmed

yesterday that FirstCaribbean ~

had been selected, ‘and that it

~ would now be working with

.national financing required for

Citibank to also seek the inter-

the airport’s redevelopment.

Tribune Business under-.

stands that among the rival bids

seen off by FirstCaribbean were’
those submitted by RoyalFi-

delity Merchant Bank.and Trust

: and Providence Advisors.



_Mr Watson acknowledged
_ that while the quest for financ-’

ing had faced some challenges

~ as a result of the global financial

system’s liquidity/er édit crunch,
he remained optimistic that the
Nassau Airport Development

Company (NAD) would be

able to secure the $200 million

needed for the airport redevel- iv
opment’ sfirst phase.
“Raising the financing will”
enable NAD to.remain on tar-

- get, particularly with the award-

~~ ing of the construction contract.

for the physical work, within
the first two months of 2009..
“Allin all, Mr Watson:added

: . that he was satisfied with the

progress and timeline for the

at

project.

The Req net for Proposal
(RPF) that NAD submitted,

and which was won by First-
Caribbean, requites the bank

. to.raise $95 million, from insti-

tutional and-high net-worth
Investors in the Bahamian cap-

ve

elena call over
_ BEC fuel surcharge

SEE, page 2B

ma m By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor |

THE Bahamas Chamber of -

Commerce’s president yester-
day called for more “trans-

parency”’.and independent over-
sight of how the Bahamas Elec- -

tricity Corporation (BEC) cal-

culated its fuel surcharge, as —

many in the business commu-
nity were questioning why it

_ was'not falling in line with glob-

al oil prices.
Calling for independent audi-

- tors to oversee BEC’s monthly

fuel surcharge calculations as a °

way to, protect Bahamian busi-
nesses and. consumers, Dioni-
sio D’Aguilar said: “People are
beginning to question’ the

‘integrity of the fuel surcharge

calculation, and BEC needs to.

jump on that right away and

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Tribune Business Editor

out of its acquisi-
tion attempt
because the Government’s deci-
sion to restrict the facility to 120
acres had made it impossible to
generate a return on their



' investment, Tribune Business,

can reveal.
The Bahamas FilmInvest

International consortium, which «
tional’s withdrawal provides a

was put together by Bahamian
banker Owen Bethel, president
of the Nassau-based Montaque
Group, was said by sources
close to the process to have
withdrawn its attempted acqui-
sition after the Government

“removed from the equation.

much of the land earmarked for

real estate development.
“Owen Bethel’s group has

decided not to aa any fur-

Studios has pulled’




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Group formed by Bahamian banker withdraws from pigders
acquisition because reduction in development’ S ae oe
eliminates investment return potential —

ther with acquiring the Film
Studios,” a source told Tribune
Business yesterday.

‘Mr Bethel himself declined .
to. comment when contacted

yesterday by this newspaper,
although he did not deny what

Tribune Business iad been told.

Bahamas FilmInvest Interna-

new twist in the protracted dra-
ma over the Bahamas Film Stu-
dios’ fate, although the move
should not come as a surprise
because Tribune Business: had

~ warned previously that the

Goyernment’s plans to reduce
the acreage granted’ to the
development were a potential
deal-breaker.

The Government has cut the

project’s. size Hon the 3,500

acres of Crown Land previous-. .

ly allocated to it to just 120
acres, and possibly as little as

80-90 acres.

‘ Such a move had previously,
been foreshadowed by Prime

Minister Hubert Ingraham in -

an interview with Tribune Busi-
ness earlier this year, because
the Bahamas Film Studios, now
owned by its chairman, Ross

Fuller, had defaulted on the .

lease payments and obligations
it had to fulfill in the original
Heads of Agreement-signed

‘with the project’s three found-

ing partners - all of whom are’

. now deceased.

This gave the Government
the chance to Je benouate the

-Heads of Agreement terms, but

Mr Bethel had warned back in

July that the Government’s |

determination to repossess
much of the 3,500 acres of.
Crown Land leased by the for-
mer Christie government back |
in 2003 would affect the devel-
opment’s feasibility and sus-

tainability from an economic. .

and financial standpoint.

- The previous PLP adminis-

tration had leased almost the

entire former US Air Force

Missile Base to the initial trio of -
developers - Hans Schutte, Paul
Quigley and Michael Collyer,

all of whom are now deceased -.
and Prime Minister Ingraham

SEE page 4B

- jobs end, the |

: BUSINESSES are
“really “afraid” of being

approaching,

- Commerce’s president |)

“Ty” Tose between 2-4 pert

‘staying stubbornly high. The .

- applies only to business con-

decrease rate - and global oil

‘plies for. three months, and is

~ ries that were purchased at the



& By N NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



hit by an upsurge in
crime with the big-spend- |
ing Christmas season fast |
the |
Bahamas Chamber of |}

telling Trbune Business
yesterday that companies |
could on average “easi- puerto

cent of sales revenues to”
internal and external theft.

Dionisio D’Aguilar said that with unem-
ployment and underemployment increas-
ing as a result of the economic slowdown, it
was likely that more Bahamians would turn
to crime and theft to give them the funds
necessary to “fulfill promises” made for
Christmas to family and sweethearts.

_» “I think people are really afraid of that |
right now,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune

Business. “All you're hearing right now is

_ that there are a significant amount of hos-

pitality industry lay-offs and reduced work

- weeks, with other businesses closing down.

“You have the softness in the employ-

ment ec and: Christmas i is around the

make it as transparent as possi-
~ ble.

“The only reasons this ques- .
tion is being asked is because -
the global oil price is coming
down in an extremely fast man-
ner, but the fuel surcharge is

question is: why?

“Show me a grid of the fuel
surcharge, the global. spot oil
price, and the price at which
‘BEC bought the fuel it is cur-
* rently using, so that people can
see it and get a comfort.level.
Enlighten us. Give us the infor-
mation so we can make
informed decisions. You have
this monopoly with no over-
_ sight.”

‘BEC s fuel surcharge for
October 2008 is $0.22549 per,
kilowatt hour. That price

sumerts and residential customer
who use more than 800 KwH
per month, and has come down
from its August 2008 peak ‘of
$0.24794 or just under $0.25. °

That represents a 9.1 per cent
decrease over.a two-month
period, yet over the same period
_ global crude oil prices have fall-
en from a peak of around $120
per barrel to current prices of
just over $72 per barrel for
Brent Crude.

That represents a 40 per cent
decrease - much higher than for
the BEC fuel surcharge

prices have almost halved since
reaching a June-July 2008 peak
of $145 per barrel.

BEC’ likely reply will be that
it purchases in advance fuel sup-

now using up the last invento-

SEE page 2B






St. Michael



corner, so. businesses 2 are very fearful there

will:be a huge ‘dash for cash’ to fulfill
promises.’ :

He added: “There’s no doubt there’s a
correlation between the number of people
unemployed and an increase in crime.
There’s going to be an increase in armed
robberies and crimes committed against
businesses and their properties. :

“People need to be extremely vigilant
-and take-what measures they need to safe-

guard cash and their property. There will’
definitely be an increase in criminal activi-_

ty.” ;

The Royal Bahamas Police Force
(RBPF) is always placed on heightened
alert in the run-up to Christmas, given that

. crime traditionally increases as persons seek
the money necessary to purchase promised

- gifts. This leads to the phenomenon of per-
sons becoming ‘temporary criminals’ for
the Christmas season.

The Chamber president said, though, that »
_ internal theft.and employee stealing posed .

a greater threat financially.to Bahamian

‘businesses than armed robberies, -
“Businesses are hit much harder by that

sort of stuff,” Mr D’Aguilar said. “Armed

robberies are a joke compared to internal -

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Employees who were paid on a commis-

sion basis, or had a bonus scheme linked to.»

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their income by nefarious means, especial-'
- ly if business was not good.

When asked how much Bahamian com-
panies could lose over the Christmas period
as a.result of employee and customer theft,
Mr D’Aguilar replied: “Anywhere from 2-
4 per cent of sales, easily.

“Clearly, food stores will suffer a larger

_ percentage, probably’closer to 5 per cent,

because they’ve got products that every-
body needs. People are unemployed, very
hungry, and need food. I’m sure they’re
going to be hit hardest by the downturn
from both internal theft and customer steal-
ing of products.”

Mr D’ Aguilar said yesterday shat’

Bahamian workers needed to realise there
were jobs aplenty in existence, and that

they should not see ‘manual labour as

demeaning.
“Bahamian workers mend to be educated

SEE page 2B






struggling
to find
work

of By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor








“CLOSE iz
tox 0 pers
cent” of
Bahamian }
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Bahamian ¥
Contractors
Association’s
‘(BCA) pres-
ident yesterday telling Tribune
Business: “The ramifications of
a downturn in the construction |
industry will hurt everybody in -
this country.” be

Stephen Wrinkle said the
‘trickle down’ effect from a con-
struction slowdown was “sig-.
nificant”, given that the industry —
absorbed a large number of |
- semi-skilled and unskilled work-
‘ers who: otherwise iene be

Y unemployed.

‘Those workers in turn were
"key customers for other sectors -
in the Bahamian economy,
spending their wages in retail 4
stores, restaurants and bars.

‘The construction industry is. a
estimated to generate about 11.
’ per cent of the Bahamas’ per
annum gross domestic product
(GDP), but Mr Wrinkle said:

_ “It appears that it [the sector] is
going from bad to worse very
quickly.’ ae

“Every day now I’m having
contractors contact me and say-
ing they’ve finished stuff and .
nothing else is in the works.
There’s tough times ahead of
us, and the global economic cli-
mate is not going to change rad-
ically in 90 days.”

. When asked by Tribune Busi-
néss how many Bahamian con-

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Business Reporter

THE Ministry of Tourism

_and MasterCard yesterday

unveiled a new promotion
designed to boost visitor spend-
ing in the Bahamas by providing
gifts and incentives to customers
using the credit card.

The ‘MasterCard- Find Your
Way Programme’ is a year-long
programme that seeks to offer
MasterCard holders unique
experiences and exclusive ben-
efits throughout Nassau and
Paradise Island. :

Vernice Walkine, tourism
director-general at the Ministry
of Tourism, said the ministry

was always seeking ways to~

increase visitor spend among
cruise and stopover visitors.
The new programme will, in
particular, target the 400 mil-
lion Americans who have a
MasterCard and may choose a
Bahamian vacation to use their
credit card as the preferred
method of payment . They will

not only be eligible for local

offers but sweepstakes benefits
as well.

According to Mario Perez,
MasterCard’s head executive
for the Caribbean and Latin

America, the Bahamas has °
always been an important mar-.

ket for the company; particu-
larly given the success it has had
in the tourism market.

While he noted that the

majority of tourism sales are

cash, MasterCard’s goal was to

encourage the use of credit as a.

safe and effective method of
payment.

Card initiative aims to
boost visitor spending



VERNICE WALKINE (second from left), the Ministry of Tourism’s director-
general, and Frank Comito, the Bahamas Hotel Association’s executive vice-
president, with MasterCard executives...

The details of the programme
were explained by Patricio
Rubalcaba, vice-president of
commerce development - travel
and entertainment industries -
for MasterCard Latin America
and the Caribbean.

He explained that Master-
Card had partnered with a vari-
ety of vendors as.a result of
their customers’ wishes. So far,
some 30 merchants, represent-
ing dozens of stores and loca-
tions, have signed up.

There is no charge to the
merchants as all the costs are
absorbed by MasterCard, with
the Ministry and merchants
having made soft, non-cash 'con-
tributions.

The benefit to the visitor is
that it allows them to experi-

ence more in the destination,
particularly, in the area of pre-
booking their trip, another
major tourism goal... ~
Speaking on behalf of the
Bahamas Hotel Association

(BHA), Frank Comito, its exec-

utive vice-president, said the
programme was a “win-win-
win” situation, benefiting visi-

‘tors, the Bahamian economy
and MasterCard as a whole. He
said more and more travellers °

expect value and values.
To promote the programme,

MasterCard, will distribute

‘Find your way’ exclusive offer
guides at strategic distribution

points (airports, hotels taxis and.

a kiosk located at Festival Place,
Prince George Wharf, passat s
main cruise port.)

‘Transparency’ call over
| BEC fuel surcharge _

FROM{ page 1B

market peak.

Yet Mr D’ Aguilar yesterday
questioned whether BEC was
buying for three months, as
industry sources had told him
the company did not have that
storage capacity.

With oil prices having peaked
at around $100-$105 per barrel
for the September-October, Mr
D’ Aguilar said that if BEC had
bought its fuel for November

in this period, the fuel surcharge

should next month retreat to

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where it was for the February-
May-2008 period - between
$0.16-$0.17 per kilowatt hour.
“Tt would be good if they pro-
vided the whole process with
more transparency, and people
could see the direct correlation
between the fuel surcharge and

global oil prices, ” Mr D’ Aguilar |

said.
Level

He added that the same level
of transparency should be
applied to BEC’s request for

- proposal (RFP) tender for

renewable energy suppliers, say-
ing he was “a little amazed” that
the Corporation had published
no information on the more

than 20 proposals it had

received.

“Who are the companies?
What is their technology?” he
asked. “List them so we can see.
Make that process transparent.
This is where they run into trou-
ble, because they keep the
process closed, and when bid-
ders are rejected they don’t see
the reasons. :

“The people own BEC, so let
them know what’s happening.”

Bank wins airport
financing deal

FROM page 1B

ital markets, as part of the over-
all $200 million.

The first phase of the LPIA
redevelopment project will
include improving the physical
and sanitary conditions at the

airport; alleviating parking cori*”

ditions and air side congestion;

managing adequate check in
spaces for additional air traffic

growth; facilitating group travel .
' and minimising and streamlin-

ing passenger security checks.
Once started, this phase is
expected to be completed with-
in 24 months. The first phase
also includes the realignment

of the sewerage and-electrical’*” ‘~

systems and clearing ground.

Theft to cost firms
-4% of holiday sales

‘FROM page 1B

about the fact there are jobs out
there,” the Chamber president
‘said.

“The Immigration Depart-
ment is complaining bitterly
that it receives 100 work per-
mit applications a day. Why is it
receiving this level of work per-
mit applications when there is
unemployment out there.”

Hinting that Bahamians shied



away from manual positions
such as farm labourers because
they viewed it as demeaning,
causing farmers to embark on
the wholesale import of Hait-
ian labour, Mr D’ Aguilar said:
“Too many ,Bahamians feel
those jobs are beneath them,
but $200 is better than no dol-
lars. They have to adjust and
realise that doing something
and earning an income is better
than doing nothing and having
no income.”

\
THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008 , PAGE 3B



anel selects the award winners



THE BLUE RIBBON PANEL with responsibility for selecting the 2008
recipients includes (I-r): Hillary Deveaux, executive director of the Secu-
rities Commission of the Bahamas; Emily Demeritte, council member,
Bahamas Institute of Financial Services; Brian Moree, managing partner
at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes (also the 2007 Executive of the eat): and

. Lambert eotley: partner, KPMG. |

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CARMELA JEAN OF NO. 12
HIBISCUS 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 22ND
day of OCTOBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box GT-2299, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, CHERYL STUBBS
of P.O. Box CR-54853, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to
change my name to

If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief.
Passport Officer; P.O.Box N-742; Nassau, Bahamas,
no later than 9 thirty (80) days after the date of publication
of this notice.



PUBLIC AUCTION

Set lhede deale OCTOBER 25TH, 2008

By Order of

The Bahamas Development Bank
Cable Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas
_ Commonwealth of The Bahamas

I. G. STUBBS WILL SELL

Eleven ( 11) assorted sed vssels as set out in the

WHAT:
schedule below:

MAKE/MODEL NAME
1990 - 34’ Offshore Vessel
1977 - 53’ Defender
1992 - 45’ Defender Vessel

- 1989 - 48’ North Carolina
1979 -.52’ Hatteras Fibre Glass Vessel
1980 - 47’. Garcia - .
1981 - 51’ Defender Vessel
80’ Custom Steel Hull Vessel
94’ Steel Hull Gulf Coast Shrimp Trawler
1980 with two (2) Volvo Diesel Engine

Shabak
Liminos

Equality

122’ Single Screw Steel Hull (1960)

LOCATION: Potters Cay Dock - Nassau, The Bahamas

TIME: 11:00am - ‘Saturday, October 25th, 2008 - Preview and Inspection from 9:00am Until Auction time at

the site.

TERMS: * ALL items to be Sold Where Is As Is for Cash, Cashier’ Check or current Bank Guarantee Letter.
Purchase will not be released until paid for in full not later than 4:00pm Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, Where
- a deposit is required, the same is non refundable. If final payment is not made by 4:00pm Tuesday, November

4, 2008 any and all deposits made will be forfeited.

Any and all Notices or amendments by Auctioneer on said Auction Day whether written or verbal shall supercede

this or any subsequent advertisement.

For further information contact I. G. Stubbs at 322-2028 or Fax: 328-8086 or Email: igstubbs@coralwave.com

or
Bahamas Development Bank
At (242) 327-5780/ 702-5730/702-5724

& Fax (242) 702-5730 email: BahamasDevelopmentBank.com

1G. STUBBS

_ PUBLIC AUCTIONEER - LICENSE #0360



, -¢rahming @primebahamas.com

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M.V. Buddy
Miss Quality —

Lady Kristy

Sweet Charlotte Owner Possession,

M.V.Lisa II Bradford Marine

The Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) says its
annual Financial Services
Industry Excellence Awards
are designed to recognise role
models in the industry for their
outstanding performance and
contribution to the sector’s
growth and development.

Wendy Warren, BFSB’s chief
executive, said: "These awards

importance of quality human
resources for the success of the
industry." i

Programme

Since the programme was

ago, ‘Stars’ of the industry are
chosen in four categories: Exec-
utive of the Year - chief execu-
tive level; Professional of the
Year - any level of management
or supervision; Achiever of the
Year - junior and support lev-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANGELINE DORGEUS OF
WASHINGTON 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 15TH day of OCTOBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and | Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.





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LOCATION

Potters Cay —
Potters Cay
Potters Cay

Coral Harbour
Arawak Cay
Potters Cay
Owner/Andros
Owner Possession

Morgan Bluff
Andros

Freeport

continue to recognise the .

Development and Promotion
of the financial services indus-
try.

Nominations were open to
the entire financial services
industry, including industry reg-
ulatory and supervisory agen-

Student

The awards are comple-
mented by BFSB's Financial
Services Student of the Year

outreach, hosted in collabora-
tion with the College of the
Bahamas' School of Business.

Industry

The 2008 Industry Excellence
Awards Banquet will be held
on October 25, at Sandals Roy-
al Bahamian Hotel and Spa.

All finalists will be recog-

_nised at that time, and the

recipients in each category will
be announced for the first time.

NOTICE

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els; and a special award for:



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ASSESSMENT ON ARREARS
BEGINNING JANUARY i

| NOTICE is hereby given that ROLECK JEAN, DUME
of. NASSAU STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, GT229.
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 22nd day of
OCTOBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



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felt those terms were unduly
generous, with too much land
granted.

Yet that land was critical to
their plans, and those of Mr
Bethel’s group and other paree

opers, as the real estate com-
ponent would have generated
the majority of the Bahamas
Film Studios’ revenues and
profits.

Apart from the existing water
tank and associated film/TV
production facilities already at

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GREAT SUCCESS INC.

the Bahamas Film Studios, the
project’s economic sustainabil-
ity always depended on the
development of a hotel, movie
theme park and residential real
estate component - at least until
a steady flow of business from
incoming movie/TV production

crews was developed.
Mr Bethel’s group had pre-

viously pledged to invest:

upwards of $90 million in com-
pleting the original vision for
the Bahamas Film Studios, but
y reducing the land available to
any future developers, the Gov-

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GRAN ASISI SLOPES INC.

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

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
~~ (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

OLLIS VALLEY LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of OLLIS VALLEY LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company. has therefore been struck ort the a aoe

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
. 138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of GRAN ASISI SLOPES 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

- FLYING BALD EAGLE LTD.

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

ernment may have undermined
the Bahamas Film Studios’ eco-
nomic viability.

With Bahamas FilmInvest
International now out of the
picture, the search will have to
intensify for a new buyer. One
party likely to be interested is
Los Angeles-based’ Bahamian
filmmaker Cedric Scott, who

has long harboured ambitions.

to create his own movie stu-

.dio/production facility in the

Bahamas.

Yet the global credit/liquidity
crunch, coupled with the Wall
Street and stock market down-
turns, and generally depressed
global economy are likely to’
overshadow any attempted pur-
‘chase, as all prospective devel-
opers will have difficulty in
accessing debt financing,

Mr Bethel earlier this month
told Tribune Business that the
existing sales agreement
. between. his group and Mr
Fuller had expired on October
5, 2008.

“He is requesting $5 million
to enter into a new agreement

with him, based on the new °

terms,” Mr Bethel said.

He also warned that time was
running out if the Bahamas was
to attract Disney’s Pirates of the
Caribbean IV to film at the
Bahamas Film Studios.

With the producers targeting
a likely Christmas 2009 release,
filming would start in the 2009
first half and the Bahamas Film
Studios needed several months’
preparation if Disney was even
to consider it as a shooting loca-
tion. :

“Disney hes given the ereen
light for Pirates of the
Caribbean IV, and the question
is where it will be shot,” Mr
Bethel said..

_ “They’re not stating exactly

when in the New Year they

would like to film, but we antic-

ipate it’s i in the first half of the.
year.”

When asked how long it
would take to make Bahamas
Film Studios ready for Disney,
Mr Bethel replied: “ You’re
looking at a task of probably
four to six months.”

Attracting Pirates of the
Caribbean IV. to Grand
Bahama is now. looking virtu-

_ally impossible with Bahamas -.

FilmInvest International’s with-
drawal. The lost economic ben-
efits could be considerable -
especially in a time of econom-
ic downturn.

The Pirates of the Caribbean
Il and III sequels pumped some
$40 million into the Grand
Bahama economy when they

were filmed previously.

Legal Notice.

NOTICE

LAS CANDES NORTE INC.

Notice is feeby given that in acebidaice with section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of LAS CANDES NORTE 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)

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
_ (Liquidator)

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC. .
(Liquidator).

Legal Notice

NOTICE

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NOTICE

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NOTICE

CONVEXITY KAPITAL LTD. SAGUARO CACTUS INC. ALVALOU RIVER INC.

ee
: Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8). of the International Business Compa--
nies Act 2000, the dissolution of ALVALOU_
RIVER INC. has been completed; a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and_ the ‘Company- has

+ therefore been struck off the Register.

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

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

-ARGOSA CORP. INC.

-ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) Y

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19.68 7.64 Bank of Bahamas ae, 7.64 7.64 . 0.00. 0.643 0.160 11.9 2.09%
0.99 0.85. Benchmark |. 0.89 0.89 : 0.00 -0.877 0,020 N/M 2.25%
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DATEJUST CORPORATION

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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 DATEJUST CORPORATION 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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NOTICE

MUNROE VALLEY INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
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Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

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_” ENDLESS LEGENDS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Secuion 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of ENDLESS LEGENDS INC. has been com-
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Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

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the dissolution of DAY BY DAY SHORE 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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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Compa-
mies Act 2000, the. dissolution of ABDEYAS

SLOPES INC. has been completed; a Certificate of

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

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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 VAUDERENS S.A. has been completed; a

} Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

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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 VARIATIONS CORP. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-
pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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SHANTI VALLEY INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. 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 CHIKOS VALLEY INC. has’ been com-

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
| Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

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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 AKNIL LTD. has been completed; a Certifi-
cate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the |}
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issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register. Ta

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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 JOLIE BLOND INC. has been completed;
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pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

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dissolution of ULTRASONIC SOUNDS INC. has been
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Opening lead — queen of clubs.
Trump control is extremely
important in the play of suit con-
tracts. Many contracts fail when
declarer loses control: of trumps
before he can cash all his winners.
Consider this deal where South
failed to make four spades because
he lost control of the trump suit. He
won the club lead with the ace and
played the king of spades. East took
the ace and returned a club, ruffed by
South.
When declarer next played the
queen of spades, he learned that West

had started with four to the jack and
found himself in a hopeless position.
At this point, South had the 10-8 of
trumps, West the J-5, and dummy the
nine.

If South led a trump, West would
take the jack and play a third round
of clubs to force out declarer’s last
trump. If South discarded his’ heart
loser instead of ruffing, West would
play still another club to. defeat the
contract.

Declarer did as well as he could
when he abandoned -further trump
leads and played four rounds of dia-
monds. West ruffed, and South fin-
ished down one, losing three trump
tricks and a heart.

South would have made four
spades had he exercised better con-
trol of trumps. His first three plays
were certainly reasonable, — but
instead of cashing, the queen of
trumps at trick four (when he had the
Q-10-8), he should have led the
eight!

If the trumps were divided 3-2,
he would easily make 10 tricks, but,
more importantly, if they were
divided 4-1, he would also make 10
tricks.

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won the trump eight with
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working, Mr Wrinkle added:
“There’s dozens, could be hun-

dreds of them. I would say —

we're probably getting close to
50 per cent of them. I’ve had
calls from them asking what’ S
going on.’

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take a survey and soundings
from attendees at the first of its
upcoming seminar series to
determine the precise impact
the economic downturn was:
having on the Bahamian con-
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credit/liquidity crunch and US
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as they have been unable ‘to
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construction industry has been
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work. Yet the Government
housing programme, which pre-
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opments.

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ing sector - more than $300 mil-
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a. By J JEFFARAH GIBSON

THE Cove's Mosaic
Restaurant offers din-
ers the ultimate experi-
ence, providing an
atmosphere filled with
the gentle splashing of
water falling against
rocks and the warmth
of tropical scenery.

This Mediterranean-influenced buffet
restaurant, with it’s contemporary, upscale
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were art pieces. Prepared and presented by

imaginative culinary minds, the objective at ”

Mosaic is to produce a “never tasted
before” delectable dish.
- Offering food for all, from the health-



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individual, to the person who is not afraid

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dining services cater to every diet orien- »

tation whether you are a vegetarian, semi
vegetarian or an omnivore. _

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influenced dishes, Mosaic also serves a

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steam sausage, and stew fish, alongside
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And speaking of omelets, at the centre
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stations that make dishes, like omelets, on
request. Diners get the chance to see their
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Elson Bowleg, Mosaic's head chef, said
that many of the dishes made in the restau-
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own ingredients to give a real Caribbean
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Mosaic also offers a host of truly inter-

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Mosaic also offers a number of chocolate
items,.a citrus cake, cookies, assorted mini
cheesecakes, crepés - which are made on

request, mini pastries on popsicle sticks

and tropical bread pudding.

they are always rotating pastries. “We are
always rotating pastries and when we make
these pastries we allow our diners to see
what they are eating. For instance, if we
make a pastry with apples or guavas we
will cut thin slices of the guava and the
apple and place them on top of the pastries
so they know what they are eating.”
With all this delicious fare and sweet
pastries you are bound to get thirsty
devouring them. The restaurant serves

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- from orange juice, apple juice, cranberry

"juice, ice tea, prune juice and even choco-
late cappuccino, among many others.
Mosaic also offers the top names in various
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In the end, dining at Mosaic - which
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ENTRANCE

peppers: es

12 cup heavy whipping cream

‘Kafe Kalik recipes

FRESH from the grand opening of Kafe Kalik in Orlando, Flori-
da, Chef Leo Hall, who heads the culinary team at the now inter-
national/Bahamian restaurant chain, shares with Tribune readers a
few of his favourite dishes.

OUTER ISLAND CRAB CAKES

(serves four)

INGREDIENTS

1 pound cooked lump crab
meat (island/land crab meat
can be-used’as a substitute)

1 tbsp sautéed onions

1/2 cup sautéed red, yellow
and green bell peppers -



1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1tsp fresh lime juice My
1/2 cup Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

1 cup dried bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:
Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly

Pastry Chef Jasmine Young said that i ~ until evenly combined or until mixture is able to form into patties.

Dust patties in bread crumbs and shallow pan fry in a moderate-

ly heated frying pan until golden brown. Serve ona bed of fresh’
greens and drizzle with your favourite sauce. l

GOODMAN'S BAY BANANA
SHRIMP SCAMPI

(serves four)

‘INGREDIENTS:
32 each 16/20 raw shrimp Deas. and de- ome.

1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cuR Panaae rum

1/4 cup each of 1/4 diced roasted ted, yellow and green bell



1/4 cup of roasted ‘etl onions

1 tbsp of flour.
Salt and pepper é taste?

METHOD:
In a hot skillet toss in china are chopped garie sauté until light
brown, add flour and stir until well combined. Add banana rum and

stir until smooth in texture, then add heavy creme and continue to

stir. Add bell peppers and onions to the mix and bring to a boil.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve on desired pasta. -

* Note: This dish can be done last minute.



“The Bahamas National Trust’ Wine & Art
Festival promises food, fun and glorious wine

THE 18th Annual Bahamas
National Trust (BNT) Wine and
Art Festival, set for Saturday,
October 25, from 12pm to 6pm,
offers Bahamians an opportuni-
ty taste some 56 wines from
-around the world, while feasting
their eyes on the work of dozens
of artists. “If the weather is good,
we’re hoping for over 2000 peo-
ple this year,” said Lynn Gape,

BNT's director of Education and

Communications.

Sun-filled tracts that traverse
“The Retreat”, the BNT's Vil-
lage Road headquarters, will be
lined with art and wine rivaling
the surrounding world famous
collection of palms.

The event will feature the

works of 30 artists, including
Moya Strachan, Jonathan Bethel,
Lemero Wright, Darcy Moss,
Nadia Campbell, Kim Reidel,
Sharon Aitken, Jeep Byers,
Susan Parotti, Marco Mullings,
Hermann Schadt, Dede Brown,
Dylan Rapillard, Scott Stanley
Roberts, Kim Smith, Thierry
Lamare, Roland Rose, Saman-
tha Moree, Clifford Fernander,
Livingston Pratt, Dion Lewis,
Bernadette Chamberlin’ Mal-
colm Rae, Trevor Tucker,
Dominic Cant, Toby Lunn, and
Astrid and Neil Cleare.

The Bahamas International
Film Festival will also be on
hand, as well as Anya Metcalf,
Nicole Angelica, Marie Jean
Dupuch, Liduine Bekman,
Anthony Morley, John Cox,
Jonathon Thompson, Richard
Hokemeir, Maria Govan, Chris
D’ Albenas, Matthew Wildgoose
and Heino ‘Schmid.

“We have encouraging young
Bahamians to participate again
this year. The result is a great
variety of art using different
styles and mediums. A silent.auc-
tion will also be held at the mem-

bers pre-view, Friday, October
24. The artists have each donated

a piece of their work to the auc-:

tion,” said Lynn Gape, BNT's

director for Education and Com-

munication.

The sparkling star of the festi-
val is Moet & Chandon’s White
Star Champagne. Rusty Scates,
wine director for Bristol Wines
and Spirits, said that the other
55 featured wines will come from
Mondavi, Bonterra, Columbia

Crest, Red Diamond, Trivento, .

Concha Y Toro, Moet & Chan-
don, Chateau Ste, Michelle,
Boschendal, Fontana, Candida,
Louis Latour, Georges Duboeuf,
Antinori, Lindeman, Ferrari-
Carano and Sonomcutrer, as well
as many other labels.

Most wines featured will be
on sale from October 27 to
November 5 at selected Bristol
Wines & Spirits stores. And each
year persons who love to host
dinner parties collect the tasting
brochure for it’s tips on appro-
priate foods to serve with the
wines.

“All the wines will be poured
by staff members of Bristol
Wines and Spirits," Mr Scates
said. "Our staff looks forward to
this event and quite a few of
them have developed an appre-
ciation for wine and can give
sound advice to their 'customers'.

"Also, for the first time I will
be holding a 'Food and Wine
Pairing’ seminar at 1pm, so
patrons are encouraged to come
early," he said.

+ Admission is $20 for the
public, $15 for BNT members,
with accompanied children
under 12 free. All admission is
in aid of the BNT. Free parking
is available, across the road at
Queen's College.
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BBy JEFFARAH GIBSON

LAUNCHING himself into the raging pool that is the
US-based music industry, Bahamian-born Taimark is
already making waves s with his crisp lyrical flow and

monstrous swagger



‘Sexy Body, Taimark is giving a number
~ of young women a chance to be the
lead girl in the video. “The concept’of
the video will be me just going from

ae Dubbed “The bine of the Bahamas”
_ by fans across Florida, Taimark, who
currently calls Miami home, is ready-
ing himself to storm the mountain top
and emerge as a force to be reckoned place to place to find the.girl who
with in the world of hip hop and rap. thinks she has the sexiest body” he
Already. tagged as an artist whose .. said.
freshman style is worth listening to, The artist expects to host a huge
-Taimark said the title, “king of the _ four-week contest in Miami with girls
Bahamas" originated when he per- auditioning and showing off their
formed at a concert in Florida. Raising _ moves. “We are not doing things the
his game to that of veteran status, fans ordinary way, like going to modeling
were in disbelief that he was a Bahami- _ agencies and picking out girls to.be in
+ ansince he performed like the top rap- _ the video, We want to give the ordinary
~--- pers in the American music industry. woman a chance to have a moment of.
enor To his credit, Taimark has opened fun and fame”.
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industry, including Rick Ross, Plies start in January, will also have give-
and Trina. He also performed forG- aways with the winner receiving a
' unit, who applauded him andacknowl- _ $1000 shopping spree, a celebrity
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_ Yap artist. 1G ‘Bahamas.
With hopes very high, Taimark is ~The video, which is expected to air
. determined and quite sure that his. - on BET, MTV and VH1 once complet-
‘music will be a hit and will surpass the ed, will also feature clips from the

_. -mnusic of some of America’stop rap... Bahamas, since Taimark plans to show
“artists. “In the first two years of my. off his beautiful country by shooting
- music career I want to take over the part of the video in Nassau.

- Asked whether it was difficult to get
those channels to commit to playing his °
video's, Taimark said there was no dif-
ficulty in getting to showcase his video
on those top entertainment and music

channels since his record is "hot".

For Taimark, multitasking seems to
be second nature. Inspired by his —
dreams of becoming the film equiva-
lent of Michael Jackson, who was once
heralded as the "king of pop", the artist .
has written four scripts, with one set in
his island home. -

--Tap industry and then I want to take
over the movie scene,” he confidently |
shared with Tribune Entertainment.
The multifaceted Taimark, who also
- has hopes of one day becoming a
screenwriter, is sending out the mes-
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_ first album, “Fly Away With Me”. ~ video for his song.
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music pushes listeners to be open to the best, Taimark is destined for great-
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prudent i in ‘their choices. _ cheer him on in his 50-yard dash, since
_Taimark describes the album a: asi the only thing on his mind is to use his
- enjoyable by anyone, at any age level. . eae to make the Bahamas proud.
_ “The album is really a fun album and Pin ne
“anyone can appreciate. it,” he said.
Some of the songs featured on the
CD include the fun and catchy, ©
. “Gimme Some Water”, "I’m Seny. ;
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I







*In the Tribune's Travel
section of Wednesday,
October 15, two pho-
tographs that accompa-
nied the article, Terminal
5, depicted Terminal 5 at
New York City's JFK Air-
port and not the intended
Terminal 5 at Heathrow
Airport. The Tribune apol-
ogises for any inconve-
nience caused.







lm By KISHAN MUNROE

Once man is on earth it is
_his duty to.explore the outer
regions and his outer limits to
expand his horizons in terms

of knowledge. The acquisition
of knowledge is one of the
greatest achievements on the
planet earth. Often times if a
man Stays in the country of

surroundings in which he
finds himself. It also limits his
growth and his knowledge.
NICHOLAS FLEMING

I MET Nicholas while on the

grounds of the University of the ,

West Indies gathering informa-
tion from persons about

: Trinidadian lifestyle. We
: engaged in an interesting dia-
: logue tracking the evolution of
: Trinidadian history and its gen-
: eral effects on the mentality of
: the people. ;

Once I heard these first few
profound words from Nicholas I
couldn't help but think of all of

the other reoccurring state- .

ments that I have encountered
as I continue my investigations,
be it through research, casual

: conversation or by way of-inter-
: views. It specifically reminded
: me of a quote by Mark Twain
: that I used in my initial propos-

al for the project.

Travel is fatal to prejudice,
bigotry, and narrow-minded-
ness, and many of our people
need it sorely on these
accounts. Broad, wholesome,
charitable views of men and
things cannot be acquired by
vegetating in-one little corner
of the earth all one’s lifetime.
MARK TWAIN

This was my second trip to

his birth he is limited to the-

HEINO SCHMID'S The Optimist and the
Pessimist Locked in Polite Conversation.



Trinidad. Earlier this year [had
the opportunity to experience
Carnival and its festivities. The
reason for this was three-fold: to
investigate the difference in atti-
tudes and relations within the
populace during Carnival:
apparently there is a dramatic
decrease in crime and violence
during this celebratory season,
after its conclusion, however,
high levels of criminal activity
and violence return to ever ris-
ing levels; to document and
archive the similarities between
the cultural expressions of
Trinidad and other Caribbean
countries (namely Carnival and
Junkanoo); and to examine the
apparent Indo/Afro conflict.

Racism

As I made my way around
the island I spoke to numerous
persons asking them to voice
their opinion on the apparent
Indo/Afro conflict. I was almost
always met with the same
response just moments after the
asking of my question.

The majority claim that there
is no real conflict of sorts
between any races within the
island. “Trinidad is a true plu-
ralistic country” as one man
puts it. 7+

“There is no racial discrimi-
nation in Trinidad whatsoever.
The only people talking about
stuff like that are ignorant peo-
ple!” another exclaims. I heard
this day after day from Indians,
Africans, Nigerians and
Guyanese.

On the other hand many,
while stating that there was no
blatant display of racism or con-
flict between Indo and Afro
people, in the same breath
spoke of subtle prejudices some
Indians have against the blacks

each individual is different"

to Trinidad

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008 , PAGE 10B

@ By LISA LAWLOR

SEVENTEEN international and local artists
will focus on "SUGAR", as a multidimensional
theme, in an upcoming exhibition at Popopstu-
dios Centre for the Visual Arts.

-John Cox, director and curator at
Popop, gave artists the simple idea of
"sugar" and told them to run with it -
exploring representations of sweet girl,
sweet boy, sweetness, the material ele-

ment of sugar, and all that this entails. :

The exhibition begins Friday, October 24
until Saturday, November 29.

Mr Cox came up with the theme of ©

sugar because it leads artists to entirely
different ends but also keeps them under
the same basic umbrella. And as he saw
more elements of the term in the media,
he noted that it was becoming increas-
ingly more relevant to contemporary life
- reflected in such topics as sugar cane
creating renewable energy and sugar
overdoses causing many cases of diabetes
and high blood pressure. “It is quite a
central topic to our lives, in any of its
forms,” Mr Cox said, adding that it “also
relates to how we communicate with each
other - we want to be sweet and want
others to be sweet in response.”

Artists

Among the artist's whose work will be
on display, Anya Antonovych Metcalf's
"Brown Sugar" combines the written
word with a cigar box theatre. Central to
her piece are mini-characters, including
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sarah
Palin and John McCain. The art piece
will also be accompanied by an essay writ-
ten by Mrs Antonovych Metcalf exploring
current themes of American politics.

Opening with a fake quote attributed to
the Democratic Presidential nominee
Barack Obama, "Some of y'all ain't smart
enough and some of y’all ain't sexy
enough to win. Move over, it's time for a
little brown sugar,"
calf's political commentary speaks to the
cultural phenomenon that requires US
politicians to be sexy. ©

She also discusses Clinton, who was

smart but not sexy enough to win, had a:

fan base but not a wide enough appeal.

‘Then there's the dichotomy of Sarah Palin

- a sexy but stupid image, and John
McCain - who's seen as smart, but not
sexy. And while John F Kennedy i is not
depicted, the artist speculates that he won
the presidency because people were in
love with him and his looks.

Jackson Petit, another artist featured in
the Sugar showcase, plays up the scan-
dalous nature of sugar in "Sweet Sugar".
In the piece,;he asks view

‘that what it takes






Video art

As part of his exhibition, a video uses
images that are “focused on loose associ-

Antonovych Met-

uinder-

ations with the sweet life" - from vio-
lence, drugs, sex and alcohol to coca cola,
beer and eye candy (ie beautiful people).
The video is accompanied by three dif-
ferent soundtracks, to gauge the audi-
ence's visual reaction when it is affected
by sound.

The songs accompanying the video,
compiled of still shots, are The Candyman
by Sammie Davis Jr, Sweet.Escape by
Gwen Stefani and Akon, and Sugar Sug-
ar by The Archives.

His experimental piece tests the affect
that music has on a particular visual, and
also examines the theory that perspec-
tives change drastically depending on sur-
rounding sound.

Photography

Also on display is Heino Schmid's
"The Optimist and the Pessimist Locked
in Polite Conversation". Communicat-
ing his message through photography,
made with burnt sugar as a photo filter
to create a ‘distorted optimism' over the
lens, Mr Schmid gives his images the
essence of sugar coating, and prompts
the viewer to "see things through a rose
coloured lens".

This metaphor, referring to someone
who ‘sees everything in the most opti-
mistic light, allows the viewer to imagine
the best possible portrait of the person

who is unrecognizable because of the ~

screening. His photograph is very small,

measuring only 5"x7", but the image ofa _

distorted face surrounded by sweet lace
easily communicates the message
desired. In looking at things with blind
optimism, the portrait loses its identity
metaphorically as well as physically..
Other artists on display in Sugar
include Dylan Rapillard who has.a large
painting of women binge eating. The
image is grotesque — with feminine
colours of pink and red, and sickly sweet
cakes and cookies, resulting in an orgy

like essence. John Beadle, Jackson Burn-

side, Toby Lunn, Lillian Blades, Holly
Parotti, Obediah Smith, Chantal Bethel,
Marie Dupuch, Claudette Dean, Anto-
nius Roberts, Christian McCabe and
Susan Moir- -Mackay.

Their messages range from crarent
linguistic uses of the word "sugar"
health issues that-arise because of ae
intake - with artists delving into topics of
diabetes and obesity. The pieces also

take the form of sculpture, painting,
“essay and poetry, besides faneing from

small to extreme ‘sizes. we

- To find out more on the Sugar exhi--
bition call Popop Studios at 322-7834
or visit www.popopstudios.com.




of the country. “Black. people
have always accepted Indian
people but Indians have never
really accepted black people...”
Nicholas said while bringing to
my attention the fact that Indi-
ans frown upon interracial mar-
riages between blacks and Indi-
ans.

“No Indian wants to claim a
‘Dougla! or 'Hybrid' child,” he
said, adding that he was in a
relationship with an Indian
woman and that her father
expressed that he would rather
say that she was dead than to
admit that she was with a black
man. Many explain this to be

the mindset of older generations —

of Indians. Younger generations
tend to be much more open to
interracial relationships.

The great disparity between
the “have” and the “have nots”
seems to be the major conflict in
the country. The attribution of
this disparity to the increase of
crime plaguing the nation was
unanimous amongst those I
interviewed.

Like other Southern
Caribbean countries such as
Suriname, Trinidad is a melt-
ing pot of diverse cultures and
ethnicities and has had to share
histories, religions, cultures and
physical space for hundreds of
years, fostering a particular har-
mony amongst the people. Evi-
dence of this celebration and
tolerance of difference is the
many holidays on the national
calendar (since my arrival,
Trinidad has celebrated about
one holiday a week). ,

Presently there is an influx of
people migrating from as far
away as Nigeria, Africa. The
Guyanese are another group
migrating in large numbers to
their neighbouring Trinidad in
order to find a better way of

life. It became very interesting
as the links between these peo-
ple became more apparent to
me.

Previously I was in Guyana,
now I was in Trinidad having a
discourse with Guyanese in
Trinidad about Guyana; immi-
gration being a constant theme
within the dialogue in both
places. I could see it for my own
eyes and better understand
what drives persons to move in
exodus from their homeland to
a foreign place. I couldn't help
but wonder what lengths these
people went through in order
to enjoy the privileges of
Trinidad. As a result of my pre-
vious experiences I had gained a
new awareness that changed my
initial perspective.

Religion

Coming from a predomi-
nantly Christian country I was
astonished by the fact that there
were persons who devoutly fol-
lowed multiple religions, most-
ly Hindu, Christian and Mus-
lim.

Growing up in the Bahamas
where there exists numerous
denominations of Christianity
and (whether we admit it or
not) religious extremist/ fanat-
ics, I found this hard to com-
prehend probably because of
my lack of understanding of the
cultures and rhetoric of these
belief systems.

“Thou shall have no other
gods before me? How can you
justify serving a culture where
you openly believe and worship
many gods and goddesses and
believe in a third totally differ-
ent religion?” I asked this in an
effort to try to make sense of
the situation, and one believer
tried to explain as he showed

me his many instruments of
wotship; his rosary and cruci-
fix, his Islamic medallion, and
his Hindu beads.

Awareness of this religious
amalgamation in Trinidad was
instrumental to understanding.
the existing social relations. One

elderly Hindu woman explained .

it best, “When a lump of salt is
dissolved in the ocean it gives
up the saltiness and becomes
the ocean. When the identifica-
tion of the body is dissolved
man becomes god. Everyone is
together, Muslim, Hindu, Chris-
tian...everybody is one because
we come to the conclusion that
there is only God in this world.
Do not renounce the world,
renounce the illusion of the
world,and then paradise will
come the same time.” Despite
our differences everyone holds

fast to their belief in asupreme _

being.
My journey

There are many times when I
find myself i in less than com-
fortable positions - then there
are those times when the expe-
rience is so utterly priceless that
I could not imagine life with-
out it.

I made the bold decision to
travel this journey solo in order
to separate myself from all that
I knew or thought that I knew
in hopes of arriving at a new
awareness. The road is very
lonely at times as what and who
I know changes from place to
place; a constant adaptation. It
is all necessary and a positive
sign of increasing resistance to
ignorance and a signifier of
growth; symptomatic with-
drawal from a place and mind-
set I've come to know as.
“home”.

ierreene

a
Dee

'
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PAGE 11B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008



Beadle

passage paid .

labours on.

FROM page 12:

_amazing sled team.
"It's far, far away from the
maddening crowd - in the bush,"

Beadle said, gleefully admitting —

that he likes being away from
the crowd, in a space that only
the brave - and the invited - dare
to visit.

With tall ceilings and a large
floor space, the size ofthe studio
has allowed Beadle to be more
aggressive in his work. He is cur-
rently working on a piece for
' Sugar, an upcoming group show
- scheduled for October 24 - fea-
turing Jackson Burnside, Lillian

' Blades, Claudette Dean, Susan _

Moir-Mackay, Marie Dupuch,
Chantal Bethel, Holly Parotti,

Christian McCabe and others - at -

Popopstudios Centre for. the
Visual Arts. fe

According to Beadle, the show
will reflect the artists' examina-



tion of the word "sugar" - from

the Bahamian usage of the word

of endearment and a reference to
a loved one or a sweetheart, sug-
ar is alSo used, primarily by the
older generation, to refer to
someone younger when they

~ to refer to diabetes or as a term >

don't know or remember their

name. The show will also look
-at the actual substance - that is.
_ the byproduct of sugar cane. -

While Beadle declined to talk.

_about his work for Sugar, he did
discuss a piece featured in the
NAGB's 2007 national exhibi-

tion. A sister or perhaps parent:
piece to tl: later produced I'l] -

Fly Away, Beadle's 'A Rushin'
We Will Go: Same, Same, is the
beginning of the use of disgarded
materials - cardboard, poly-

- styrene, and a continuation of

the artist's thematic series on
migration. .
‘Made with cardboard, glass
and wood, we see a cardboard
man standing i in a cardboard

*

boat "sailing" across a sea of.

glass blocks. A cardboard mask
sits atop the man's head, as if he

removed it to see clearly the way

ahead. In one hand’he holds a
second mask, also made of card-

board; and in the other hand, a .

long, flexible oar.

The two pieces, Beadle said,
take a look at people moving
from one state to another, and
are an effort to explore his roots
- his father is originally from
Jamaica - and also look at the
plight of Haitians migrating to

the Bahamas. The work also’

reflects the artist's exploration
of a new medium, moving from
painting to installation as art.
_""My father is Jamaican and I
wanted to talk about that - mov-
ing from one space to another,
you know, is the grass greener
on the other side. I wanted to
ask that question in a different
way. And also take a look at the
Haitian experience," Beadle said.

The man, the myth
First aware of his ability as
an artist as a student during the

“\1980s at A F Adderley (he

would later attend the College
of the Bahamas, Rhode Island
School of Design and Temple
University), Beadle, who is the
first boy and the second of six
children, said his technique
today is more evolved, more
polished. His ideas to are more
_cohesive, allowing him to move
more easily from one body of
‘work to the next while main-
taining a thread through multi-
ple pieces - sometimes through
the ideas at play and other times
through the material being

. things,

used.

"To investigate an idea may .

mean that you make five, ten,
fifteen pieces. It's the way you

' consider an idea, that's how my

work has changed, " Beadle oe
Tribune Arts.

For now, Beadle said? he a me

continue with the migration

theme - perhaps viewers will see

it in the upcoming Sugar exhi-
bition - but he can't - or won't -
say with any certainty. .

The trouble with being great -

In trying to understand an
artist, it's interesting to see
whose work - other than their
own - they enjoy.

Hesitant to identity the

_ Bahamian artists that he likes,

Beadle said that when he views

another artist's work he's look-.

., .ing.for an.experience, "I don't
- want.a cheap Eddie Minnis or a
cheap Pablo Picasso".

He would name however,
Myles Davis, who is a musician,

architect Frank Gehry and final.
_ ly African American artist Faith -
Ringgold as those whose work

he enjoys.

And artists that he's collected
or might collect - if in fact he
were a collector, is Max Taylor

- well, almost: According to -

Beadle, he is in the process of

negotiating a barter arrange-~
ment - he proposes that the two ~

artists will exchange works.

' Whether this:is a reflection of

his entrepreneurial spirit at

-work, or an indication of the

wealth that art has brought him,
is not discussed.

‘In regard to his own work,
Beadle identified his favourite
piece as one called Callaloo,
where he used an old window
frame. «.

‘Despite his standing as a
respected artist in the Bahamas
- and in the wider art commu-
nity - Beadle admits that he is
afraid of standing still - of his
work being stagnant.

—"T don't think I'm that timid,

but to some extent I am holding

back...I don't know - haven't

figured it out: I call this my job .

- I need to make work and it
feeds me with nourishment and
sustenance - it feeds me intel-
lectually, but while I have been

blessed with collectors buying ~
my pieces there is a need to do
‘some other things, to be more

experimental. I don't know how
experimental will feed my needs
as far as paying the bills.and

even to generate funds to buy —

material to do the work though.

"Ideally, I'd get a grant to pay
the bills for six months - but
that doesn't happen: here," he
said.

But as many creative people
are, Beadle considers his words
and wonders whether he is too
internal, too much in his own
head. "I think I think too much,
I over think things, I labour on
" he says.

In the end, Beadle sees him-
self as blessed. His talent as an
artist has allowed to explore
many different interests - from
carving heads for Junkanoo

- groups to illustration work for

book covers - and continues to
allow him to live the way that
he wants to - living close to the

environment, with a level of self

sufficiency, and in an earth-
friendly, do-no-harm existence.

* For more information on
Beadle, upcoming shows or
for a private viewing of his
work, send an email to j1bea-
dle @coralwave.com



IN a collaboration that brings togeth-
er two similar artistic styles; Marco

‘Mullings and Trevor Tucker reveal a

level of extraordinary talent in 'MT2:

Dash of Colour’, currently on exhibition

at the Central Bank of the Bahamas,
Both artists explode off the canvas

"with bright, bold colours, and their

work embodies everything from_under-

water scenes to floral and human life.
Merging forms together that are simi-

Jar in ConeeRL colour and design, MT2

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attempts to show the harmony and bal-

ance in life. At first glance viewers will .

see the emergence of nature through
thé paintings, as both artists express a
love of nature and the beauty:that is

often found right in our own backyards.

Both high school art teachers at St

Augustine's College - their alma mater,

this is the duo's second show at the
Central Bank. Their first show togeth-
er, ‘Bloom: A Reflection of Nature’,

showcased their love of natural beauty.

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MT2 continues with that theme and
passion but brings in a lot more creativ-
ity, bold patterns and just a “dash”
more colour.

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THINGS that are important
to.artist John Beadle:

1) Nature |

2) Recycling —/

3) A level of self sufficiency

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1) He grows things...lots of things - banana trees,
guava trees, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, herbs, an
avocado tree. | ye en
2) His principle studio - a rustic, back-to-nature,
bare bones box hidden away in the back of the
_ bush - is run entirely on solar power.
3) The shutters on his studio windows are made
from recycled 2007 election posters. Whether or not
. the fact that they are all FNM posters means any-
thing is something only Beadle knows.

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WHILE the location of his studio space - physi-
cally just off Eastern Road, but mentally a world
away.- might make some classify John Beadle as
"eccentric", closer observation reveals a man who is
anything but. A pragmatist really, Beadle, whose
work throughout the 1990s solidified him as one of

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of fancy.

. Paid, seen in the National Art Gallery of th
Bahamas' (NAGB) 4th National Exhibition (NE4),

‘to chin, is some sort of netting - it's pattern is

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patience for the whimsical or for romantic notions

Beadle's recent work, I'Il Fly Away, Passa



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reflects a level of maturity. Made using iron, poly-
styrene, charcoal, limestone, a paper maché cast
and acrylic paint, the piece features a man wi
thick lips, a broad, flat nose and unseeing almond-
shaped eyes. Stretched tightly across the face, and

embedded in the paper maché cast from forehead.

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almost like the dolly's Bahamian grandmothe
Foor

used to both protect and decorate their living

The effect is a startling one - the mask could ’
almost be part of a primitive celebration of sorts -
but the empty eyes and the copper leaves sprouting
from the man's head speak to a state of death.

In this piece we see not only the artist's willing-
ness to tackle difficult subject matter, but his ability
to delve beneath the surface in an attempt to prod
us to’consider the question why. Using recycled





- materials tossed aside, Beadle strips away the cov-

ering we use to both protect and remove ourselves
from others and dares us to look at the nakedness
of the situation. . . a

And as is his work, so is his chaice of studio space
- bare, and simply a matter of necessity. He needed
a large enough space to create Junkanoo pieces so-
he asked an uncle if he could build a workshop on a
piece of property that his grandfather had left for
the family. A friend helped him build the solar
powered, shed-like structure. ;

The space - far from the main road and only?
accessible by traversing a deeply rutted track that
has become the final resting place for anumber of
rusted, abandoned cars, and that seems, deceptive-
ly, to lead to nowhere - has offered Beadle a sainc-
tuary of sorts. ° 4

Here, he is surrounded by bush...and quiet, the
kind of quiet that exists only in an outdoor environ-
‘ment and in complete isolation. There are elements
to break up the solitude or to provide a distraction, as
Beadle calls them, however, the twittering of some
song bird, the gentle buzz of insects, and the barking
of nearby dogs - the.house that sits at the foot of the.

. drive seems to have enough crazed canines to have an

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