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

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Tribune Freeport
Reporter :
dmaycock@itribunemedia.net.

FREEPORT - A deadly
home invasion has left a hus-

‘band dead and a wife trauma-

tised after they were held
hostage by gunmen early Sat-
urday morning in their Coral
Reef Estates home.

The incident occurred before.

4am when residents were awak-
ened by gunshots at a home sit-
uated in the area known as
Coral Reef Phase III Section.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the man’s death pushes this
year’s homicide count to 11 on
Grand Bahama.:

Mr Rahming reported that

police discovered the man’s -

body on the floor inside the
house. An adult woman and
child were also inside, but
unharmed, he said.

The incident has left residents
in the quiet Coral Reef sub- divi-
sion in shock. . ~



: Many residents, some still
dressed in sleeping attire and
robes, came outside to see what
was happening.

When The Tribune arrived,
police had secured the crime
scene by cordoning off the area
with crime scene tape. (

Residents standing in the area
told The Tribune that gunmen

_ had killed a man named “Buck-

et”. According to residents, the
house was equipped with sur-

_ veillance cameras.

Police had not officially
released the man’s identity up
to press time on Sunday.

Mr Rahming said the duty
officer received a call around
4am from someone who report-
ed that several males had forced

their way into a residence at the:

Coral Reef sub-division.
When police arrived at the
residence, the.male victim was
lying on the floor with BUushot
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DUE to a series of “back-to-
back” unsolved murders the
Royal Bahamas Police Force’s
detection rate has dropped to
about 61 per cent, Chief Supt
Glenn Miller told The Tribune
yesterday.

As of October last year, the

” RBPF boasted a murder detec-

tion rate of about 80 per cent of

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Social Services Dept
not paying money
owed for overtime

THE DEPARTMENT of
Social Services is not paying
‘its employees money owed for
overtime, citing economic
woes as the reason for the
dock in‘pay, it has been
alleged.

A: social services worker
told The Tribune that the
* department's employees have
been working overtime ever
since Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham launched his new
social services plan to better
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FRANKLYN Augustus But-

‘er Sr died suddenly on Friday
morning after: spending the.

evening at a friend’s retirement
party with his son.
The loving family man,

: visionary businessman and son
of political icon Sir Milo But- .

ler is thought to have died of a
heart attack. He was 70.
His son Franklyn Butler Jr,

26, was with his father the night

before he died and‘said he had
been in good spirits, celebrat-







ing friend Stephanie Saunders’
retirement at Montague Gar-
dens in East Bay Street, Nas-
sau. :
“My father was always a very

-warm, welcoming person,” Mr

Butler Jr said. “He was some-

« body: who would extend him-

self particularly in those kind
of circumstances to.get to know

people and he always enjoyed

himself.”

It was not until Friday
evening that Mr Butler Jr and
his aunt, who shared a home

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BPSU ‘gives out over $100,000 in
emergency loans’ to union members

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

THE Bahamas Public Service Union
(BPSU) has given out over $100,000 in
emergency loans in the past four months
to union members affected by the down-

turn in the economy, BPSU president [=

John Pinder said yesterday.

Mr Pinder said his members have
appealed to the union for tuition leans:

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Shooting spree: no
suspects in custody

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Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@
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POLICE have ‘no suspects
in custody for a “shooting
spree” in two areas which left
one man dead and two men
clinging to life in hospital.

Another man shot in the left
arm has been released from
hospital, police said.

The deceased has been
identified by police as Jebbron
Percentie, 40, of Coconut
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64th murder-victim of the
year.

Head of the Central Detec-
tive Unit Chief Supt Glenn
Miller said investigators are
still trying to determine a
motive for the shootings,
which police believe were
committed by the same gun-
man.

“The investigation is ongo-

-ing - we don’t have anyone in

custody as we speak but we’re
certainly looking at some good
intelligence which we are

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provide the public with a
“preater understanding” of the
trade agreement and how the
country will benefit from its poli-
cies, PLP MP for Fox Hill Fred
Mitchell said yesterday. °

He added: “This should be a

matter of priority for the. Min-*

istry of Finance. It may well be

’ that the ultimate solution to this

’ PLP before it left office to create
a fully funded Department of

is to revert to the decision of the

Foreign Trade so that the coun-
try will not be caught short as it
was under the FNM in October,
2007, unable to,cope with the
potential. otianges to the foreign
trade te s.”

- The BLP's Usain on for-
eign affairs and trade added that
Barbados © had © already
announced the formation of such
a unit and the Bahamas ought
to act quickly to do the.same.

The controversial agreement,

provide

which met much local resistance,
was signed on October 15 by the

Bahamas along with 12 other.

CARICOM member states. The
Bahamas signed a goods only
portion of the pact and has six
months after date of signing to
the ‘European
Union: (EU) with its services
agreement.

Opponents argued that the -

trade agreement will not create
any significant benefits for The
Bahamas and would eliminate
the need for current immigration
controls.

Last week, while addressing
the Rotary Club of East Nassau
at East Villa, Mr Mitchell said
the agreement is a further nec-
essary step to integjate the
Bahamas into the world econo-
my, adding that the, country’s
economy is already “significant-
ly internationalised and open”.

“We were living a fiction in
many ways, that we could wrap

ourselves in ‘a cocoon;-and pro-
mote economic policies that
would on the surface appear to
be helping Bahamians but in the
end, many of them did more
damage,” ” said Mr Mitchell.

‘Professionals

_ “Indeed, one wonders what all
the hullabaloo was about with
these multilateral trading agree-
ments, arguably coming from
those professionals who benefit
today, the greatest from the pre-
sent internationalised. economy
of The Bahamas. The arguments
in favour of isolationism seemed
short-sighted and unbalanced.
One wondered whether or not
the critics of this agreement actu-
ally read the EPA a ereement
itself.”

‘On the immigration argument,
Mr Mitchell said the EPA is clear
that present immigration poli-
cies would stay intact, even after

the country signs onto the ser-
vices aspect of the agreement, .

(The) EPA critics argue
that signing on to these agree-
ments would obviate the need
for the present immigration con-
trols... The EPA is clear that the
immigration strictures would still
apply even after we settledon to’
the services’side of the agree-
ment,” he said.

Guyana - whose President
Bharrat Jagdeo initially opposed
the EPA - signed the agreement
on October 21 after two addi-
tional clauses were added.

The clauses allow for a manda-
tory five-year review of the trade
deal and for the revised ‘treaty
of Chaguaramas to take prece-
dent in the case of a breach’ in
the agreement, according to
international reports.

Haiti did not sign on October
15 but reportedly plans to: sign
the agreement before the Octo-

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A BUS driver who nearly
hit a Haitian woman and
hurled derogatory insults at
her about her nationality
refused to let her on the bus
claiming: “You have no busi-
ness in this country anyway!”

The woman now claims
that, though she has gone
through all the necessary
steps in acquiring residency,
she can’t understand why so
many Bahamians treat
Haitians like ‘dogs’.

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route 21 to attend a job inter-
view when the bus driver
intentionally pulled off while
she was stepping into the bus,
and was literally inches away
from rolling over her.

Mrs Giffrare said although
she only received minor
injuries, she wanted to
know what caused the inci-
dent.

She said the driver told
her: “Yall need to catch the
next bus in the back because
l off.” ,

Mrs Giffrare replied by
saying he should have at least
closed his bus door which
would have prevented her

aitian woman

; fron attempting to board the

bus.

The mother-of-four said
although she approached the
driver in a fairly calm tone,
she can’t understand why he,
along with other Bahamians,
seem to have a negative atti-
tude to Haitian people. -

Nicolette Bethel, director
of culture and anthropolo-
gist, said the economic and
cultural shifts affecting both

Bahamian and Haitian peo-.

ple could lead to violence.
Although the cultures of
Haiti and the Bahamas are

intertwined, Dr Bethel .
added: “People are not con- |

scious of this, _Bahamians

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believe that Haitians are
totally foreign, totally alien,
and totally unlike us, but that
is a myth. :

“Here in the Bahamas we
have a big gap between the
myths and reality, and: we
don’t have any mechanisms
which would enable us to
integrate, the two.

“With the fraternalism that
white people had for black
people in the past, black
Bahamians don’t even have
that for Haitians. We: heed
to call this racism.”

She says when you take the
model of racism and “strip it
of anything
ising th its? ‘eee would’ be
reflective of the conditions
pany Haitians experiencejin

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“We,are lying to our-
selves,” Dr Bethel said, “It’s
not just that we have this gap

_ between the two cultures, but

also that we can maintain this
gap, because nobody ever
admits this gap is there.” »:*
Dr Bethel said the only res-
olution to this problem is to
open the dialogue berwesn
the two cultures.

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Guns and
drugs seized
by police over
weekend

GUNS and drugs were
taken off the streets of
Nassau this weekend by
police investigating two
separate incidents.

Marijuana wrapped in
106 foil packets and 19
packets of cocaine were
found when officers from
the Southern Division exe-
cuted a search warrant at a
home in Key West Street,
Engleston. sont:

When officers arrived at
the property a man ran
from the scene, and was
seen dropping something
outside.

A .357 handgun and —
three live rounds of ammu-_
nition were retrieved by
officers when they arrived
just after 9pm on Saturday.

Inside a .380 handgun,
seven live rounds of ammu-
nition were found in addi-

A 26-year-old man has
been arrested in connec-
tion with the incident.and
is in police custody.

In a separate incident
mobile police officers
responding to calls about a
party in Pinewood Gardens
stopped two young men
acting suspiciously.

Asst Supt Walter Evans
said officers searched the
men and found a 17-year-
old in possession of a .40
handgun with seven live
rounds of ammunition.

A .9mm handgun and
one live round of ammuni-
tion was found on a 20- .
year-old man.

Mr Evans said: “Both
men were arrested and are
in police custody. They are

~ both from Pinewood Gar-.

dens.”
The search and arrest
took place shortly after

midnight on Sunday morn-

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REPUBLICAN vice presi-
dential nominee Sarah Palin had

a pointed message Sunday for |

Barack Obama: This thing isn't

" over yet.

Palin said the Democratic
presidential nominee was act-
ing as if he's already won the
election and had already written

his inaugural address, accord-

ing to Associated Press.
"Barack Obama and I both
have spent quite some time on:

the basketball court," Palin told:

a raucous crowd of more than
5,000 at the convention center.
"But where I come from, you

shave to win the game before

you start cutting down the net."

Nirie days beforé the election, » in
Palin'was making another push:

to sway voters in the ‘battles
ground state of Florida, where

polls show Republican n nominee: e

John McCain trails. Obama in
the heist for the state's 27 elec-
oral votes. anon ‘4 cor-



cided yoters. live. It takes 270

Electoral: College: votes to win

the presidency. °

"You kinda get the feeling
that: the Obama campaign
thinks this whole ‘election
process:is.just a formality,” she
said, hey’ ve overlooked,



‘though, 1¢.minor detail of earn-

ing your’confidence and your
trust and ‘winning your vote.
"And judging from the media
coverage; it, does 'seem the coro-
nation: already set, " Palin said.




claim, ‘that he has written an
inauigutal address is "complete-
ly falsé." Spokesman Bill Bur-
ton: ald the reference to. an
address came from a New York
Times'report Saturday that for-
mer White House chief of staff
John: D» Podesta had written a
draft inaugural speech for Oba-
ma‘and included it.in a recent
book: Burton said Podesta
wrote it as a sample address, not
for’Obama but for whoever.
became’the nominee. .

Palin continued her criticism
of an Obama economic plan
that she says amounts to social-
ism, characterizing him as
"Barack the wealth-spreader,"

She vowed that McCain would ,

allow people .to keep more of
their money, and accused Oba-
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MINISTER OF HEALTH Dr Hubert
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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT — Teachers at
Eight Mile Rock High will
return to their classrooms once
the school is officially declared
safe by experts at the Depart-

‘ment of Environmental Health,

according to BUT president
Belinda Wilson.

“We are requesting to have

documents to prove it is safe
to go in, and once that has hap-
pened the teachers are pre-
pared to teach while their
health issues are being
addressed,” she said.

Ms Wilson travelled to

Grand Bahamas this week to

meet with EMR teachers to

Health screenings ‘will bedin today
for those at Eight Mile Rock High



hear their concerns. She said
teachers are very worried about
their health and the ongoing
environmental issues at the
school.

‘Teachers have complained |
_ of experiencing dizziness, short-
ness of breath and vomiting at .

the school, she told the media.
According to reports, other
health issues include excessive
coughing, skin irritation, respi-
ratory problems and pink eye.
Minister of Health Dr

Hubert Minnis and a team of
senior health officials visited

the school on Thursday. He

FIFTEEN NEW inductees were officially welcomed into the National Hall of Fame on Saturday in a gala
banquet at the British Colonial Hilton.

The new inductees were cross section of Bahamian sport representing 11 sporting disciplines.

The picture above includes Governor General Arthur Hanna and Minister of Sport Desmond Bannister

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noted that health screenings
will begin ‘on Monday for
teachers and students.

Dr Minnis said he is also
aware of the numerous envi-
ronmental issues at the school,
including the bat, rodent,

pigeon and mould infestation —

in classrooms, as well as. ongo-
ing septic problems at the
school.,

He said a proper assessment
will be conducted by officials
at the Departinent of Environ-
mental Health.

PTA president Troy Garvey
was pleased that the minister
came to visit the school. -

“Today is a good day,” he
said. “We are pleased that the
minister came here to look into
the health issues and what is
happening down here.”

Mr Garvey said that his son,
a student at the school, has
been diagnosed with’a very
serious bacterial infection.

“Teachers can’t teach in this

environment and students cer-.

tainly can’t learn this way, and
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Ms Wilson said the union has
been aware of concerns a
EMR High and has spoken to:
the Minister of Educate
about it.

“He sent the Minister bf

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entire teaching staff, students,
and the PTA will be sat the...
schoo] at 8am ‘on Monday tow
hear from the experts, if it is
clear to occupy the school,” she



Ms Wilson said the Ministry
of Education had agreed to
cover the cost for health screen-

_ing of teachers and students.

She explained that it is
important that individuals are

. screened to ensure that they

_are in good health.
_ The BUT president noted
that teachers have agreed on a
shift system during health
screening.

“Once it is safe to come on
campus teachers will be’in the
classrooms and students will be
receiving their education.

“We definitely would hope .
that on Monday we will be able
to see all of the persons who
-can give us the answers we. .
need — we mean environmental
experts, plumbing contractors
and persons who can say it is
safe for persons go into the
school,” said Ms Wilson.

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- THE TRIBUNE

a
EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Plans to jump start economy

OVER THE weekend a financial expert com-
mented that he had never “seen anything like
this before.” He was, of course, referring to the
world’s financial collapse.

“This involves the entire world, which is
crumbling in financial ruin,” he said. He scoffed

at those who look to Mr Ingraham to do,some- .
thing about it — something to protect the
Bahamas from the sufferings of a world of which .

it is a part.
“The truth is;” said our friend, “we have

never seen anything like this before and no one ‘

knows what to do about it.”
As the Bahamas spends more than it earns —
_ and those earnings have dropped almost

overnight with investors slowing down or stop- |

ping their various projects = government is
even more limited in what it can spend to get the

- economy moving. Fortunately our foreign
reserves are still high. It is understood that for
every dollar that the Bahamas spends it must
earn 85 cents in. foreign currency to support
that spending.

As the Bahamas is an open society, it is com-
pletely dependent on its imports — for its food,
clothing, building materials, everything that is
required to maintain our present standard of liv-
ing. Therefore, our capital account must be
strong to meet these expenses. This account is
fed by the foreign investor who buys land, devel-

. ops large. projects, creates employment for

«| --Bahamians;:pays government for its utilities,
and provides salaries, pensions and health care

.for its workers. ‘This direct investment is the
main source of.revenue for government’s capi-
tal account.

How has the world’s credit crunch affected
this account?

Well, as a result of the world recession — no
one wants to call it by its real name yet, but we
might as well face the bleak facts — the foreign
investment that fed this account was shut off
almost overnight.

In addition, tourist arrivals are daily shrinking,
thus contributing to the reduction‘of the coun-
_ try’s reserves, and government’s ability to con-
tinue its programmes without borrowing.

Kerzner International has suspended all its
operations, BahaMar stopped theirs, including
all plans for the immediate future. Lehman

Brothers collapsed, leaving machinery stand- -

ing idle on Rose Island and the future of the
Ritz Carlton resort in question.

Projects throughout New Providence and
the Family Islands are hanging in suspended
animation, leaving our capital account almost as
bare as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard.

In other words with investment drying up,
there will not be a sufficient surplus from the

capital account to finance the deficit in the
country’s current account.

The only project seemingly proceeding
unhindered is the Albany development, which
obviously had its funding intact before the boom
was lowered and the lending banks closed their
doors.

With jobs evaporating, Government plans to
move forward with construction plans to create
employment while at the same time improving
the island’s infrastructure, environment and
services. —

However, to do this it will have to face major
borrowing. It is estimated that at least $150 to
$200 million will have to be borrowed to carry
out building programmes that will create jobs.

New Providence’s road improvement pro- ©

gramme, the contract for which has been signed,
will start immediately.

Already $100 million has been secured for
this project. Before the end of the year work will
start on the Nassau Street court house.
¢ That will be another $6 million investment.
Renovations have started on the courts, and
the Garden of Remembrance will get a much
needed facelift. A new court complex, which
when completed will house the Supreme Court,
is planned forthe Buena Vista grounds on
Delancey Street.

Dredging will start on the harbour, and plans
are well underway for the removal of the con.

tainer port from Bay Street to Arawak Cay. It is
estimated that from:start to finish this project
will take about 18 months.

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public and private sector for the complete trans-
formation of Bay Street, the renovation of the
warehouse on Prince George dock for the local
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market.

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drivers, straw vendors, and boatmen. This
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please allow me a little of the
valuable space in.your newspa-

per to pay tribute to another. .

Bahamian sports legend who
has passed on, and I speak of
none other than Donald “Nine”
Rolle.

We both grew up in the
Kemp Road area of New Prov-
idence and were friends from
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when “Nine” wanted to borro
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’ skates and I refused his request

and stated that I would rent
them to him but he could not
borrow them. After our negoti-
ations, I agreed to let him use
the skates for a nominal fee of
6p (six pence).

’ Using only two straps of
black rubber from a discarded
bicycle inner tube and with bare
feet, “Nine” donned the skates
but had difficulty maintaining
his balance and fell repeatedly.
This was more than I had bar-
gained for — not only did I
“earn” 6p that day, but got free
entertainment as well. This
rental agreement was in effect
for several days afterwards and
“Nine” got progressively bet-
ter. Within a matter of two
weeks, not only was he able to
successfully negotiate Pinder
Hill on Kemp Road, but he was

- leaping over two 55 gallon

drums that were lying side-by-
side. In a month’s time, in addi-
tion to skating both forward and

backward, he was also carving |

out elaborate patterns on the
ground and became reputed as
one of the fanciest roller skaters
“out east”.

It is said that the only differ-
ence between men and boys is
the size and cost of their toys
and naturally, “Nine” was the
first among his contemporarie
to own an automobile. He als
developed a reputation as au
excellent fisherman, casting his
bait from the docks and rocks
on Montagu Beach and in the
lake behind that historic hotel.
He was an exceptional pool
shooter, which proved to be a
good source for “pocket mon-
ey” and no one in the area who
was in their right mind would
challenge him to a game of
pool.

He honed his tennis skills by
playing with the father/son team
of Percy and Anthony
Munnings and not many would
recall his athletic prowess, but I
can remember attending the
Track and Field meets at St

- Augustine’s College with him.

‘While the meet was in progres
“Nine” would stage his ow
high jump competition on the
sideline, daring-persons to jump

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wearing street clothes, would.

jump higher than the athletes
in the official competition. On
weekends, we would stage our
own track meets in the sand at
Montagu and again, “Nine”
would be the one to beat.
Employment opportunities
sent me to Grand Bahama and
while working at the Jack Tar in

‘West End, my friend “Nine”

would come and visit. On one
occasion, he had been playing
on the Tennis Court for two
days and created such an

‘impression -with both the Man-

agement and guests that he. was
offered the job as the Resident
Pro. As impressive as the offer
was, he simply said, “Man, I
can’t stay in Grand Bahama!”

As his good fortune would have .

it, he went back to Nassau and
almost immediately took up the
sport of golf and the rest, they
say, is history...

Donald “Nine” Rolle became
a trailblazer for Bahamian pro-
fessional golfers and even tried
to get me to play the game, but
I simply did not have that kind
of patience. On a subsequent
trip to Grand Bahama, I made
the mistake of suggesting that
he give up the sport of golf, but
in a very dignified way, as he
presented me with my first set
of clubs as a gift, he politely
said, “It’s too late now, I’m
heavily into golf.” This sport

afforded him the opportunity
to travel extensively, both in
competition and as a Goodwill
Ambassador for his country.
In addition to the sport of
golf, perhaps his second love
was politics. Here again he was
fiercely loyal to what he strong-
ly believed and lent his support
to whatever cause that his polit-
ical affiliation demanded of him.
He truly had a heart of gold and
was a true, genuine friend. in
every sense.of the word.
“Nine” came to Freeport two
months before his demise to -
attend a party and would not
rest or be at ease until my wife,
Anne and J arrived. He pulled
me aside into our own little cor-
ner as we reminisced about old
times and the fact that I decided
to make Grand Bahama my
home. He declared his inten-
tion to make a trip to Cuba
upon his return to Nassau and
we can resume our talks when
he got back to The Bahamas. I
drove him back to his hotel and
my wife and I walked him to
his room. We all said “(Good
night” but five short days later,
someone told me that my life-
long friend, Donald “Nine” °

_ Rolle had passed away.

“Nine” was a colourful char- .
acter who was full of life —‘he
did not merely exist, he lived. I
will miss my friend greatly.
Thanks for all of those good
memories: Rest In Peace.

_ F GEORGE “PECAS”
CURTIS
Nassau,
October 15, 2008.

Court ruling was incredible

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IT WAS with incredulity that I recently read that a Supreme
Court Justice had ordered that court appointed ‘liquidators’
fees be paid from funds held in trust by the company in liqui-

dation.

I am sure that this ruling was read throughout the world,
and, it is not difficult to see that it can be the:start of the death
knell for trust and related services in the country. This could not
have come at a worse time given the state of the global econo-
my and the difficulties which our number one industry, tourism,

is experiencing.’

-Thope that this ruling is being apreniea and that the news of
an appeal being lodged also reaches the far corners of the

world.

Also, at a time when the judiciary is "under fire, in many
instances unjustifiably, itis indeed unfortunate that the Court of
Appeal should have apparently thrown judicial temperament to
the wind in dealing with the matter of Tanya Cash as reported
in your newspaper on October 13, 2008. Regardless of what Mrs.

-Cash may have done it is not in the best interest of justice and
. indeed the decorum of the court for a litigant, particularly an
unrepresented one, to be eviscerated in that manner.

This kind

of incident makes it difficult for right minded persons to defend

the judiciary.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 , PAGE 5



BROTHERS PETER AND LENJOHN VAN DER WELL HAVE EXPERIENCED PLENTY OF DRAMA ON THEIR ROUND THE WORLD VOYAGE

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
GLOBAL sailors Peter and

Lenjohn Van Der Well have lost

300 miles, hit a sleeping whale

and nearly broke the mast in the

first 2,434 miles of their sail
around the world.

But the optimistic brothers
have taken the dramatic setbacks
in their stride and are confident

they will catch up in the 4,000:

miles before they finish the first
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The adventurous brothers, who
set sail from their home in Nassau
in August, started the Portimao
Global Ocean Race in their 40ft
monohull Class 40 sailboat just
15 days ago.

On their first day at sea the
South African born sailors lost
computer access to their weather
tracker and headed around the
Canary Islands to play safe, and
suffered a 300 mile setback they
have been trying to regain ever
. since. :

Within seven days at sea strong
winds put the autopilot under
pressure, the fluxgate compass
went wild and the options looked
grim. But Lenjohn rescued the
situation with a creative idea to
place the compass where a stain-
less steel pot was sitting in the
cockpit, and the pair carried on.

They enjoyed wave surfing at
15 to 17 knots before the wind
died down to a light breeze; and
their speed slowed to just eight
- knots.

“And then we hit a sleeping
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a car accident. Thank goodness
there was no damage to the boat,
and hopefully the whale was only
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yesterday, honouring him as a
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Friends and family of Captain

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Bible Church, Collins Ave. at 4pm on
Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 2008. ;

He was predeceased by his parents Donald
Roy and Janette Loretta Fox, sister Ann
and brother Albert.He is survived by his
dedicated wife, Donna; son, Ricky;
daughter, Michelle; daughter in-law,
Marlene and two grandchildren, Ashley
and Megan; step-mother, Margaret; mother
in-law, Jean Lowe; three brothers; Roy,
Leslie and Doyle. Four sisters Kay Graham,
Bonnie Culmer; Sharon Sweeting and
Monica Cook. Brothers in-law, Dave Lowe;
Robert Eldon; Wesley Treco; Gregory
Graham; Robert Culmer; Owen Sweeting
and Richard Cook. Sisters in-law, Sandra
Eldon; Nita Treco; Lera Fox; Peggy Fox,

Ruth Fox and-Carol Lowe. Godson, Wes:

Treco and uncles, Cecil and Charlie Fox.
Special friends Dr. Lynna and Ko Kishore,
Andrew Barr and Cheryl Lowe and family.
Numerous cousins, neices, nephews, and a
host of other relatives and friends including
Wayde Sands, Frankie Pinder,Donald
Johnson and the staff of Sanpin Motors
where he was employed for 28 years.

A very special thank you to the staff of
Lyford Cay Hospital, especially Dr. Dean
Tseretopoulos, Dr. Angela Kunz, Nurses

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and beyond their duty in caring for Sidney
over the past several years.Sincere gratitude
is expressed to all family members and
friends who have helped comfort the family
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NORTH ANDROS

Bahamas Agricultural and
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executive chairman Edison Key
uged government agencies to
access their fruit and vegetables
from Bahamian farmers.

BAIC, he said, was calculating
the amount, cost and point of

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government agencies and depart-
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save the country on hard curren-
cy during these uncertain eco-
nomic times,” said Mr Key, a for-
mer large-scale farmer.

The executive chairman was.

the keynote speaker at BAIC’s

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ly planting and harvesting.

Mr Key told farmers he was
pained that “many millions of
dollars is spent importing food
that we can produce and in some
cases are producing right here in
the Bahamas.

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been sent to government agen-

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defence forces, the Simpson Penn
and Willimae Pratt Schools,
Princess Margaret Hospital, and
the Sandilands Rehabilitation
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on fruit and vegetables used
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millions of dollars each year.”
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Inter-American Institute for Co-
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tion in North Andros for livestock
rearing. “We are looking for per-
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introduce them to practices that.
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Shooting spree:
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in custody |

FROM page one

sure at the end of the day it is going to lead to something very
positive in. this,” said CSP Miller.

He added that police have no evidence at this point to
determine if the victims knew the assailant or if the shootings
were linked to gang or drug violence or some form of retal-
iation.

The first incident occurred around 11pm Thursday, when
witnesses said a hooded:gunman - about 5ft 6in tall dressed
in blue jeans - approached a group of men outside the High
Noon Club on Wulff Road and opened fire.

’ Bullets hit two of the men in the neck and Percentie was
struck in the abdomen. They were all rushed to hospital
and at 6am Friday, Percentie died of his injuries.

The other men, listed in critical condition, are still in hos-
pital.

Later that evening, a gunman dressed in dark clothing
. approached a 28-year-old man. near his home on Shady
Tree Street and shot him in the left arm. He was taken to
’ hospital where his condition was serious but not life-threat-
ening. He has since been released.

Police said the same type of handgun was used in both inci-
dents.

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uniform purchases and in some cases for
utility payments.

As the country continues to feel the
impact of rising food, electricity and gas
prices due to international oil prices coupled
with a softened tourism and construction
sector, the BPSU is also feeling an eco-
nomic pinch.

Higher operating costs are limiting the
amount of emergency funding and some of
the union’s accounts are in arrears, Mr Pin-
der told The Tribune. ,

“Because we’re not a lending institution

‘ and we are not a credit union, we have this

$500 emergency loan in place and believe
you me in four months time we lent out
$125,000 worth of $500 emergency loans.
Now in some cases, some persons had some
real emergencies that we might have (lent)

as much as $800, but the thing about it is
even though the cost of living has increased
to them operational expenses have
increased to the union.
“It puts us in a position where we are
not-able to lend as much as we used to lend,
we have one or two of our accounts in
arrears - we are operating overdrafts - that’s
not a good business practice. But when your

‘members come crying and they really need

help sometimés you have to try to do your
best and assist them,” he said.

While government provided the civil ser-
vice with a salary increase of $62.52 a

month, Mr Pinder said this does not reflect .

the rise in the cost of living over the past
two years. He added that when union mem-
bers are faced with rising household costs
and stagnant income, many stop paying
monthly union dues.

To counteract this and‘entice new mem-

_ bers, union executives are planning to lob-

-BPSU ‘gives out over $100,000".

by foodstores and other businesses to pro-
vide discounts for members.

“The unions are now trying their best to
strategise as to how we can cause our mem-

bers to see the importance of being

unionised...and the only way we can do that
is to pass savings on to them. And so
presently we are trying to put a database
together (so) we can approach more busi-
ness establishments. for more increases in
(union discounts) for the necessities.”
While the union’s emergency loan pro-
gramme has a cap of $500 he said in
extreme cases the amount was increased
to $800. Repayments for the loans are salary
deducted and negotiated at a very low inter-
est rate, said Mr Pinder. ° ,
The second largest trade union in the
country, the BPSU has about 5,000 mem-
bers of all categories employed in the vari-
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porations throughout the Bahamas.

Police Foree detection rate

FROM page one



the country’s homicides, CSP Miller said.

However, the head of the Central Detective Unit
remains optimistic that the force will close the
unsolved cases soon.

He said: “The (detection) rate, based on the last
couple of.(murders) we had that are not solved, I
think bring it down to about 61 per cent, somewhere
around there. It was higher than that but because of
the last four or five (murders) we had back-to-back in
Grand Bahama and (in New Providence)” have
brought the RBPF’s detection rate down.

“That’s going to be improved soon because we’re
looking at some very positive things and we hope to
(solve) some cases in respect to that. Certainly it’s
going to improve - we had some very recent matters
that we’re making some very good progress on.”

Up to press time last night the country’s murder
count stood at 65.

A Grand Bahama man, identified by neighbours as
‘Bucket’, was the latest homicide victim. Reports state
that he was the victim of a deadly home invasion.
He, along with his wife, were reportedly held hostage
in their Coral Reef Estates home by gunmen early Sat-
urday morning.

Police discovered his body on the floor inside the
house. His wife and child were unharmed, police said.
The suspects; reportedly clad in dark clothing, fled the
‘scene. .

- On Thursday, Jebbron Percentie, 40, one of three
men shot by an unidentified gunman while standing
outside the High Noon Nightclub.on Wulff Road,
was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe the gunman, who was on the loose up
to press time last night, is also responsible for a shoot-
ing of another man late Thursday night. The same
handgun was said tq be used in both incidents.

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with her brother, realised he had
passed away.

But the family are sure the devout
Christian and vestryman at St Agnes
Church in Blue Hill Road has gone
to a better place. :

His son said: “One of the things he
took very seriously was his relation-
ship with his family and his God.
When I.was a child we spent many
mornings praying together and him
telling us that we must keep our feet
on the ground and understand some
of the traditional values I am sure he
got from his parents.”

Franklyn Butler Sr was committed
to providing financial stability to his

parents and nine siblings during his .

father’s political career, taking his
first job at the public treasury before
going into the family business, food
distributors Milo B Butler and Sons.

He went on to also be director of
Commonwealth Bank, a position he
held for around 20 years, and direc-
tor of Bahamas Supermarkets and
Abaco Markets, as well as deputy
chairman of the Bahamas Agricul-
tural and Industrial Corporation

under Hubert Ingraham’s first ©

administration. -

“My father had a passion for this
country, there is no doubt about
that,” Mr Butler Jr said. “But he
always had time for his family.”

Mr Butler Sr is also credited with
bridging the racial divide in Nassau
as a young man, always striving to
set an example to black families by

- showing they could achieve whatev-

er they wanted with hard work.
“T think he prided himself on try-
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back then,” his son remarked.

Minister of State for Social Ser-
vices Loretta Butler-Turner said Mr
Butler Sr was her favourite uncle,
her confidant, who she had spoken
to just the night before-he died.

She said: “He was an absolutely
outstanding, patriotic Bahamian.
And because he was a communica-
tor he left many things in place that
we can just emulate.”

Franklyn Butler Sr is survived by
four sons and a daughter, seven
grandchildren and five siblings. His
funeral will be held on Sunday,
November 2, at St Agnes Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be
sent to the Franklyn A Butler Birth-
day Fund at the College of the
Bahamas.

Man dead after
home invasion.
FROM page one _

police revealed that the culprits
gained entrance to the house and
accosted the man. After a lengthy
conversation with the victim, gun-
fire was heard.

Mr Rahming said the suspects,
who were wearing dark clothing, fled
the scene.

‘Anyone with information that can
assist police is asked to call the Cen-
tral Detective Unit at telephone 350--
3106.or 7.

_ Social Services Dept
not paying money
owed for overtime

FROM page one

hard times.

However, when an employee
received his cheque he noticed
that overtime pay and time and a
half was missing.

Yesterday Minister of State for
Social Development Loretta But-
ler-Turner expressed her grati-
tude to staff who have been work-
ing longer hours since the imple-
mentation of the expanded social
relief scheme, but added there
has been no policy change regard-
ing overtime pay.

She added that those workers
will be compensated for their
overtime work but could not
specify when.

“The reality is I know they.
have been working extremely dili-
gently and many of them have
been working late into the night.
I am aware that there is going to
be overtime payments for those
people (who are) almost work-
ing around the clock. But I cannot
comprehensively speak on the
matter at this time,” she told The
Tribune late last night.

The employee said he took the
matter to the Public Service
Workers Union in hopes that
they would be able to help him
settle the payment matter, but he
was told by a union member that
he should take what he could get.

- The prime minister unveiled a
new social assistance plan early
this month that increased the dol-
lar amount allotted to applicants
for many of the services offered
by the department.

The worker said lines for assis-
tance have been out the door
since this plan came into effect
and thus work hours increased
for employees.

However, he said, a contract
was offered for him to sign that
would require him to work extra
hours without extra pay.

_ Yesterday Minister Turner dis-
puted this, saying she was not
aware of employees of the depart-
ment being asked to sign a con-
tract of that nature at this. point.

According to the employee,
officials at the department said
because of the current economic
situation they would not be able
to offer overtime pay.

The worker also accused peo-
ple in managerial positions at
social services of being rude and
impatient with individuals apply-
ing for help from the government.

He said during these hard times
it is like they are kicking them
while they are down.



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INSURANCE LTD ©

invites tenders for the purchase of:-

ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the
Subdivision called and known as Yamacraw Shores
Subdivision having the number (99). Single Family
Residence. Property size: 8,221 sq. ft. Building size:
2,596 sq. ft. Three (3) Bedrooms & Two and a half (

1/2) Bathrooms.

Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. will sell as mortgagee
under power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated

28th day of September, A.D., 2004

ALL THAT piece, patcel or lot of land situate in
the vicinity of Johnson Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence and
having the Number 5 in the Valentine’s
Extension Number 2 Subdivision.

The Subject Property consist of the following
accommodations:- (3) 1 Bed Room Apartments
each with Living Room, Dining Room and
Kitchen. (2) - 2 Bed Room Apartments each
with:Living Roem, Dining Room and Kitchen.

Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. (i ormerly. Imperial
Life Financial) will sell as mortgagee under
power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated
30th. Day of November, A.D., 1990, stamped
and recorded in Volume 5548 at Pages 90 to

114.

ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land
situate in the Subdivision called and
known as Vista Marina Subdivision
having the Lot number seven (7) in
Block number sixteen (16) situated in
the Western District in the Island of
‘New Providence. Residential Property ;
size: 10,500 sq. ft. Building size: 4,970 ©
sq. ft. The subject property is a four
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ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of
land situate in the Subdivision

called and known as Centreville
having the number twenty-two
(22) in Block number fourteen
(14). Commercial /Residential.
Property size: 10,500 sq. ft.
Building size: 3000 sq. ft.

Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd.

(formerly The Manufacturers Life

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of March, A.D., 2001 stamped and
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to 417.

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ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land situate in iw
Section Three (3) of the Subdivision called and
known as Sea Breeze Estates having the
number Seventeen(17) in Block Number

Thirteen (13). : ;

The Subject Property consist of the following
accommodations :- (3) Bedrooms, (2)
Bathrooms, Kitchen, Living Room, Dining

Room and Utility Room.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly oo.
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under powgr of sale contained in a Mortgage
dated 19°" day of September, A.D., 1984
stamped and recorded in Volume 4154 at

Pages 357 to 377.

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addressed to General Manager, Mortgage Operations,

P O BOX N-3734, NASSAU BAHAMAS_:

to be received no later than the close of business on
November 30th, 2008.





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on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. The Iraqi Cabinet canceled a meeting to discuss the U.S.-lraqi securjty pact Sun-
day.It was the latest setback to U.S. hopes to.reach a quick agreement on a.de
ence of American forces beyond the end of this year.

tors for most offenses.

The pact would replace the

U.N. mandate providing a legal
basis for foreign forces in Iraq
that expires Dec. 31.

Iraq's Cabinet decided last ©

week to ask for changes after
key Shiite lawmakers warned,
the deal stands little chance of
approval in its current form.
The decision also raised
doubts that the agreement can
be ratified before a new Amer-
ican president is elected Nov.

Al-Maliki has said he won't
submit the agreement to parlia-

ment unless the Cabinet over- -

whelmingly approves it.

If the Iraqi parliament fails
to approve the draft before the
U.N. mandate expires on Dec.
31, there would be no legal basis
for the U.S.-led military mis-
sion. That could force Iraq and

' the U.S. to ask the Security

Council to extend the mandate.
The proposed security pact
called for all U.S. combat forces

to be removed from Iraqi cities ,

by June 2009 and for all forces
to leave the country by the end
of 2011, unless both sides agree
to an extension. - .

Also Sundaysa lawmaker:
said Iraq's long-stalled oil-and-*

gas law has finally been sent’by
the Cabinet to parliament for
discussion. :
The move sets the stage fora
new public debate over how to
manage the country's vast oil
wealth, which Iraq needs to
finance the reconstruction of
the country, even as world oil
prices have been falling.
Abdul-Hadi al-Hassani, the
deputy chairman of the parlia-
mentary committee on oil, gas

and natural resources, said the *

panel is reviewing the bill to
prepare it for the full legisla-
ture.

"We started working on it

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al that would extend the pres-

today," al-Hassani told The
Associated Press in a phone
interview Sunday. He did not
‘say when it will be put to the
floor.

Iraq's Cabinet endorsed the
bill in February 2007 but dis-
putes later emerged between
the Kurds and central govern-
ment, mainly over who has the
final say in managing oil and
gas fields.

Since then, the measure has
gone through four versions.

Meanwhile, rare thunder-
storms hit swaths of the country
over the weekend.

The rain was welcomed by
many, but it also flooded many
streets and turned sidewalks
into mush — drawing new.com-
plaints about the government's
failure to provide basic services
despite recent security gains.

"It is shameful that the capital
should be in this miserable sit-
uation because of rain in spite
of all that we heard about
municipality projects to be done
for Baghdad's roads and sewage
systems," said Hamid al-Aza-
mi, a 45-year-old store owner
in the neighborhood of Aza-
miyah. "The municipality ser-
vices are taking care of minor
things like cleaning gardens. at
squares in Baghdad and planti-
ng roses and neglecting the
most important thing of rebuild-
ing the capital's damaged infra-
structure, he said.

Other Iraqis, particularly
farmers, welcomed the rain
after months of drought.

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wasn't able to harvest anything,
but thanks to God the rain this

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Rebels seize east
Congo army camp,
thousands flee

@ By MICHELLE FAUL
KIBUMBA, Congo .

Rebels seized an east Congo
army base and the headquar-
ters of a refuge housing some
of the world's last mountain
gorillas, in heavy fighting Sun-
day that sent thousands of
civilians fleeing, U.N. officials
and:rebels said.

An unknown number of sol-
diers, rebels and civilians were
killed in the renewed fighting
in North Kivu province,
according to civilians who said
the onslaught began around 2
a.m. Government troops raced
down the road north from the
provincial capital of Goma to
reinforce a counterattack Sun-
day morning.

One tank careened into a
group of fleeing civilians and

‘killed three teenage boys,

civilians said.

Associated Press reporters
who watched the fathers bury-
ing their sons in a cabbage’
patch outside Kibumba could
hear bombing from army
tanks about 12 miles (20 kilo-
meters) from Rumangabo
army camp.

Sunday's attack marked the
second time rebels have seized
the Rumangabo base since
Aug. 28, when rebel leader
Gen. Laurent Nkunda went
on the offensive charging that
government troops had bro-
ken a January cease-fire
agreement.

More than 200,000 people —

have fled their homes since
then, joining at least 1.2 mil-
lion displaced when the con-
flict began in 2007, the United
Nations said.

Accident

"There's heavy fighting. A
lot of people have been killed
— ‘rebels, soldiers, civilians.
We're lucky we got away,
says Jean-Baptiste Bushu
Mbusho, a builder who works
for the Italian aid agency
AVSI.

U.N. peacekeepers from
India who tried to investigate
the accident involving the

three boys were instead:

turned away by angry civilians
hurling stones.

Such attacks have become
comman, with civilians accus-
ing the U.N. peacekeeping
mission — the biggest in the
world with 17,000 troops —
of not fulfilling its mandate to
protect the population.

The U.N. force has failed to
halt the fighting in the vast.
region of rural hills and
forests, and both sides in the
combat also accuse the United
Nations of siding with the oth-
er.
On Wednesday near
Kibumba, a hurled rock
smashed the nose of a deputy
commander in the Indian
force. | ;

"He has hadatwo major
surgeries," U.N: spokes-
woman Sylvie van den

Wildenberg said.

"He will be disfigured for
the rest of his life."

The United Nations
deployed a rapid reaction
force on Sunday and appealed
to both sides to cease fire — at
least to allow civilians to
escape. {

"But nobody is listening to
us. and they keep fighting,"
van den Wildenberg said.

Nkunda's fighters, who
claim to be protecting the
region's Tutsi minority, have

occupied parts of Virunga
‘National Park for nearly a

year, but attacked the head-
quarters for the first time Sun-
day.

Park Director Emmanuel
de Merode called the seizure
of the headquarters "unprece-
dented, even in all the years of
conflict in the region."

More than 50 park rangers
fled into the forest and were
making their way on foot to
Kibumba, he said in a state-
ment.

is chaotic and dangerous, and
we cannot.-allow our rangers

‘to become targets," he said.

The park is home to 200 of
the world's 700 remaining
mountain gorillas, which are
considered critically endan-
gered. .

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killed last year, including two
Silverbacks, causing an inter-

national outcry.

Meanwhile, many of the
civilians who have been dis-
placed are malnourished and
some are dying of hunger, the
U.N. World Food Program
said Friday.

The Geneva-based agency
is seeking $46 million in dona-
tions for food aid needed to
sustain refugees through
March. The fighting has also
jeopardized aid deliveries, and
the U.N. agency said some
contractors were refusing to
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Sand snatchers shrink

@ By DANICA COTO
Associated Press Writer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
(AP) — Ahh, the Caribbean.
Sun, surf. But where’s the sand?

It is disappearing at alarming
rates as thieves feed a local con-
struction boom.

Caribbean round grains,
favoured in creating smooth
surfaces for plastering and fin-
ishing, are being. hauled away
by the truckload late at night.
On some islands not much big-
ger than Manhattan, towns and
ecologically sensitive areas are
now exposed to tidal surges and
rough seas.

In Puerto Rico, thieves once
mined the dunes in the northern
coastal town of Isabela, said
Ernesto Diaz of the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources. But
now they are stealing the beach-
es of the tiny island of Vieques
— 52 square.miles where the

US military only recently halted
its controversial bombing prac-
tice.

Among the hardest hit is
Grenada, where officials are
building a $1.2 million seawall
to protect the 131-square-mile
island. Large-scale sand thefts
have exposed north-coast towns
to rough seas, said Joseph
Gilbert, the minister of works
and environment.

One of the region’s largest
sand thefts targeted Jamaica,
where nearly 100 truckloads
were swiped from private prop-
erty in the northwest, exposing
protected mangroves and a
limestone forest to wind and
waves. :

Roughly 706,000 cubic feet of
sand were taken in late July,
enough to fill roughly 10
Olympic-sized pools, said
Jamaica Mines Commissioner
Clinton Thompson, who sus-
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amount,” he said. “This one
could not have been stolen
without persons knowing about
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Police have refused to com-
ment on their investigation.

Illegal sand mining in the
Caribbean began in the 1970s,
when people with shovels stole
small amounts for construction
because most homes were built
with wood. But the thefts
increased as builders switched
to concrete homes and have
only gotten bigger with the rise
in construction of resorts and
hotels — built, ironically, for
tourists drawn
Caribbean’s immaculate beach-
es. An estimated 80 new hotels
and resorts are expected to
open in the Caribbean through

by the:

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erosion caused by large-scale sand

theft,

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(AP Photo: Harold Quash)



2012, according to Smith Trav-
el Research.

Some islands offer local quar-
ries or designate certain beach-
es for mining, but large-scale
nighttime thefts persist despite
police patrols. Front loaders and
other heavy equipment are now
used instead of shovels to steal
sand, which sells for nearly $200
for one cubic yard,

“If we continue to mine the
beaches the way we’ve been
doing, we will have no sand to
boast about. Just sea and sun,”
Gilbert said.

No one knows how much
sand in all has been-carted
away, but the islands of Tortola,
Anguilla and St Vincent are
now vulnerable to flooding, said
Gillian Cambers, associate
researcher at the University of
Puerto Rico. Up to two-thirds



of sand dunes in Tortola and
Nevis have been decimated, she
added.

On Grenada’s 13- -square-mile
Carriacou island, population
6,000, the beach is shrinking by
three linear feet every year from
illegal sand mining, Gilbert said.

In Barbuda, illegal sand min-
ers dug a 23-foot crater that
damaged a freshwater aquifer.
Saltwater seeped in, and drop-
pings from cows and donkeys
contaminated the exposed
aquifer, which is now unusable,

said local environmentalist John

Mussington.

Hurricane damage also has
bumped up demand for sand,
with residents using concrete
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sand to finish them, according
to the government of Antigua
and Barbuda. «

If caught, thieves face light
fines and jail time that critics
say are unequal to the crime.
Grenada, for example, imposes
up to $190 in fines, less than
the cost of a single load of sand.

"Qne could go out, engage
in sand mining, pay all the fines
and .,. still come out making a
profit," said Randolph
Edmead, director of St. Kitts’
planning and environment
department.















































































































Grenada legislators expect to
triple that amount and extend
prison terms from three months
io two years. Jamaica also plans
to approve new maximumidines
of $11,000 and allow police to
seize sand-mining equipment.

Some islands have consid-
ered importing sand to replen-
ish their beaches, but say it is
expensive and worry about
shifting the problem elsewhere.

Gilbert said he is "appalled"
and called for more oversight to
prevent loss of the region's trea-
sured shores, :

"We-should take action
now," he said. “Or otherwise
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ISRAELI Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni speaks
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at his residence yesterday, In Jerusalem...

broadcast on national TV. She
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tons. ‘
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* Livniresisted Shas’ demands
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illegitimate, I decided to call off
(talks) and go to elections,” she
said. me

Livni briefly postponed a
meeting to formally convey her
decision to President Shimon
Peres alter parliament speaker
Dalia Itzik embarked upon a
last-ditch bid ‘to salvage the
coalition talks.

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of their hoped-for state. She
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the hundreds of millions of dol-
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fare and its religious seminaries,
aides said.

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of the ovigoing coalition, and
without the party's support, it
would be difficult for Livni to
maintain a parliamentary
majority.

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politician to try to form a gov-
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largest party in parliament,
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a realistic chance of forming a
coalition.

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narrow parliamentary majori-
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Livni has been serving as
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with the Palestinians sinee talks
were formally relaunched last
November at a U.S.-hosted
suminit. The sides had hoped
to reach a final peace accord

by the end of the year, though —

both Olmert and Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas
now call that target unrealistic.

An aide to Abbas warned the
Israeli political turmoil could
threaten peacemaking.

_ “Fime ts precious. The next
few months will be wasted
because of new elections and
the LLS. elections." Nabil Abu
Rdeneh said.

Before Livni's coalition-
building efforts faltered, opin-
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attacks from Gaza could hurt
Livni. And her failure to muster
a government could hurt her
political standing.

Peacemaking foundered dur-

-ing Netanyahu's 3-year tenure

as prime minister in the 1990s,
and his positions have not soft-
ened since.

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Israel's 2005 withdrawal from
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 , PAGE 21





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DALIA NAMMARI
Associated Press Writers

-TURMUS AYYA, West
Bank (AP) — The olive har-
vest was off to a bad start for
Said Abu Aliya — branches
torn from the Palestinian
farmer's trees lay scattered on

~ the ground, along with bright-

green olives.

He blamed Israeli settlers in a
nearby hilltop camp, and Israeli
soldiers patrolled as a buffer
while he and his family picked
the remaining crop.

"Without their presence, we
wouldn't be able to enter our
lands because the settlers would
attack us," said the 47-year-old,

For many Palestinians, the
fall harvest of some 10 million
trees used to be a joyful ritual
steeped in tradition. But the
West Bank's olive groves have
increasingly become a target of
extremist Jewish settlers who,
hilltop by hilltop, seek to
expand their control over land
they say they were promised by
God,

Just in the first two weeks of
this season, farmers say,
assailants beat a 63-year-old
olive picker, slashed another
man's car tires, tried to chase
Palestinians out of several
groves and stole or damaged
some of the crop. In one inci-
dent captured on video, four
settlers punched and kicked a
Palestinian photographer and a
foreign acuivist in an olive grove.

Compounding the farmers’
problems, more trees are hard-
er to reach because they lie
beyond Israel's lengthening
West Bank separation barrier
or close to Jewish settlements
and their multiplying satellite
camps. :

Israeli human rights activists
say securing the harvest is an
important test of Israel's oblig-
ation as an occupying power to
protect Palestinians. They say

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the West Bank village of Qabatyah, Saturday. Palestinians began to har- |
vest olives in October, a staple for many local farmers that also use them
to make oll...

the military and police are doing
a better job than in the past, but
have failed to protect crops or
bring vigilantes to justice.

This week Palestinian Presi-
dent Mahmoud Abbas com-
plained that the army isn't doing
its job, raising questions about
whether Israel is serious about
peace with Palestinians. Israeli
Defense Minister Ehud Barak
denounced those attacking
farmers as "hooligans," but said
troops are making a major

effort.te protect farmers. The.

military said soldiers have been
briefed about the importance
of the harvest, jeeps patrol trou-
ble areas and officers are given
maps to rule on ownership dis-
putes.

In the past, Israeli troaps
have destroyed thousands of
Palestinian olive trees along
roadsides to protect against
snipers and stone throwers.
Palestinians still complain that
settlers are often given free rein
by the military. For example,
the settlers who were filmed
attacking the photographer
were allowed to walk away,
while police arrested three
Israelis helping with the harvest
for entering a “closed military
area."

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Growing numbers of Israelis
and foreigners are flocking éo
the groves to help the farmers.
Yaakov Manor's Harvest Coali-
tion helped arrange West Bank
trips for hundreds of Israelis last
year.

Thousands of Palestinians ©

take part in the harvest, with
students given time off to help
and professionals returning to
their villages. Olive oil is a food
staple, and even the leftovers
from the oil presses are used as
fuel. | ‘ :

The economic benefits are
relatively modest — about $100
million from an expected 21,000
tons of olive oil this year — but
the extra income reaches some
100,000 families. For some, it's
just pocket money, for others
enough to plan a wedding or
build a house.

Near the village of Burin,
Amneh Abdel Qader sat on a
tarpaulin under a tree, as her
son; daughter-in-law and three
grandsons combed the branches
with handheld rakes. The olives
tumbled onto the tarp, and the
70-year-old sorted them, the
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“But from the day they came,"
she said, referring to Israeli set-
tlements near her village, "we
can't relax anymore."

Burin's farmers can only
reach lands near the settlements
of Yitzhar and Bracha with spe-
cial coordination from security
forces. Farmers say they're
allowed to visit those areas only
twice a year, for planting and
harvesting, and that they need
more access to hang traps for
olive flies, prune branches and
clear underbrush...

Israel's Civil Administration,
the branch of the military deal-
ing with the Palestinians’ day- :
to-day life, denied any quota on
visits, but a senior official said
the idea is to keep settlers and
farmers away from each other.

“You can smell the fuel in the
air,” the official said on condi-
tion of anonymity, in line with
briefing regulations. "We don't
want to have a situation where
the olive harvest is setting off
the atmosphere again."

At times; there's also lack of
coordination within, the mili-
tary. : "aes wees,

In the village of Naalin this
month, near Israel's separation
barrier, border police fired tear
gas and stun grenades as vil-
lagers and volunteers tried. to
reach a grove. The army had
given a permit for the Naalin -
harvest but apparently not
briefed the-border police, said
Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rab-
bis for Human Rights. Several
Israelis were injured and three
detained, he said. » —

’ The Palestinian olive harvest
falls about 5 to 10 percent short
of its potential every year
because of settler violence and
Israeli restrictions, estimated
Palestinian economist Samir
Hleileh. Israel requires permits
for villagers who have land in
the roughly 10 percent of the
West Bank swallowed up on the
"Israeli" side of the barrier.

Eighty percent of the people
who used to work these lands
no longer get permits, according
to U.N. monitors.

Mohammed Jabareen, may-
or of the village of Taibeh,
which has 250 dunams (60
acres) of land beyond the bar-
rier, said landowners have
received permits, but not all of
the workers needed for the har-
vest. The army says it's issuing

-extra permits during the har-

vest.
~ Some are trying to improve
output by teaching farmers how
to grow premium oils for
export. Industrialist Bassem
Khoury has invested in a pre-
mium oil storage facility with
30 steel vats, even though busi-
ness prospects are uncertain.
“To me," he said, "the olive

tree is a symbol of Palestine."

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KHAR, Pakistan (AP) —
Troops fought Taliban militants
in separate battles in northwest-
ern Pakistan on Sunday, killing
11 in an insurgent stronghold
overlooking the Afghan border,
an official said.

Jamil Khan, the No. 2 gov-

ernment representative in Bajur,
said eight fighters died and sev-
eral others were, injured when
helicopters and artillery shelled
several areas Sunday morning.
_ Three more insurgents died in
a gunbattle at a checkpoint in
Tang Khata, a village supposed-
ly under the control of security
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USS. officials have praised the
two-month offensive in Bajur, a
tribally governed region consid-
ered a possible hiding place for
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida
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Pakistan's army launched the
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iban and al-Qaida militants who
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the fighting, many to rough
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development -

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A REAL estate development
projected to generate $100 mil-
lion in sales revenues is “antic-
ipating” obtaining all final Min-
istry of Works and subdivision
approvals “in the next 30 days”,
its Bahamian developer telling
Tribune Business that he and
his competitors must focus on
“adding value” for clients.

Jason Kinsale, a principal in
Balmoral Development Com-
pany, developer of The Bal-
moral community that is tar-
geting the young professional
market, said the fact the devel-

‘opment had obtained construc-

tion financing from Royal Bank
of Canada showed the debt
markets were still open for good
projects.

“T think that Royal Bank of
Canada is probably the most
Stringent lender of the three
Canadian banks here, and for
them to endorse our develop-
ment is pretty comforting,” Mr
Kinsale told Tribune Business.

“Obviously, you look at your
business plan and think it’s
great, but when the bank vest it,
that’s the true test.”

BISX-listed FINCO, Royal
Bank’s mortgage lending arm,
will be providing prospective

* homeowners at The Balmoral

with financing. “Right now,
we’re anticipating having final
approval [from the Ministry of

* Works] in the next 30 days, and

will be launching on November
10, taking site reservations,” Mr

Kinsale explained.

“There will be no sales agree-
ments until we have final sub-
division approval. The subdivi-

-sion itself will be bonded. We’ve

already pushed through the
roads, which is permitted.
We’ve just not started the infra-
structure yet until we get every-

- thing approved.”
Mr Kinsale said The Bal-:

moral, which will feature sev-
eral hundred town homes and
condominiums, plus 70 single
family lots, would cost “some-
where in the range of $55-$60
million to construct”. °

The target age group demo-
graphic for buyers is between
26-45 years-old, with The Bal-
moral aiming at upscale, mobile
Bahamian professionals and
residents — as opposed to sec-

SEE page 6B

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Tribune Business can reveal that Obie
Wilchcombe, MP for West End and Bimini,
and Pleasant Bridgewater, ex-Marco City

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MP, are “hoping to immediately hire 50
people” once a lease agreement is com-
pleted with Florida-based Associated Gro-

lease Associated Grocers warehouse with option t to buy
* Pair aim to create 50 jobs ‘immediately’;
and stimulate Grand Bahama economy’ «
* City Markets operator also interested in facility
* Major ‘opportunity cost’ for Bahamas =.
with Florida firm’s withdrawal a

cers, who no longer have any need for their

SEE page 8B

Bahamas attorney targeted in ‘murder for hire’ scheme

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN attorney
was targeted in a kidnapping
and murder-for-hire plot over
the same alleged $175 million
investment scam that has result-
ed in two Canadians being
charged for trying to kill a
Freeport-resident businessman.

The alleged role played by
the attorney, whose name is
known to Tribune Business but
cannot be disclosed for legal
reasons, was contained in an
affidavit filed to support the US
government's case against the

= two accused by an Immigration

and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) agent.
Nicholas Djokich, 57, of Cal-

$100m worth
of Freeport
investments
suffer delay

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE court injunction, and
subsequent stay on its discharge,
that prevented Roddie Fleming
from acquiring the Hayward
family trust’s 50 per cent stake
in the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) holding
company has prevented some
$100 million in investment cap-
ital from flowing into Freeport
at a time when it is most need-
ed, the British banker’s consul-
tants said.

Rob Millard, director of inter-
national business at Grand
Bahama-based Global Fulfill-
ment Services, told Tribune
Business that his company had
taken a conservative ‘back-of-
the-envelope’ look at where
Freeport might be now if the
Fleming purchase had been
completed before the injunc-
tion was imposed some 15
months ago in August, 2007.

“We looked at money that
would have come into the
island, to Bahamian businesses
and been spent — hard cash,”
Mr Millard told Tribune Busi-
ness. “It’s about $100 million.”

The ‘assessment, which
looked at where Mr Fleming
and the GBPA “would be” if

theit purchase had gone |

through immediately, examined
a number of areas at the heart
of the UK banker’s proposed
business plan for Freeport’s
future growth and development.

“The Skills Centre was right

SEE page 7B

Accused alleged he played key role in $175m investment scam

gary, and Eginardo Deangelis,
72, of La Salle, Quebec, alleged-
ly hired someone - who turned
out to be an undercover US
immigration agent — for $40,000
to kidnap and kill Richard
Devries, a Canadian attorney
and businessman living in
Freeport.

Yet the affidavit from ICE
agent Derek Dunn alleged that
the attorney, who is a Bahamian
national, played a key role in
managing a company at the cen-
tre-of-the-claimed investment
scam.

Mr Dunn alleged: “Djokich

‘extensively discussed the basis

for his dispute with Devries and

[his partner, William Lenz]. He
indicated that he and others
invested money with a company
that Devries and Lenz owned,
and that they were guaranteed
that they would not lose money,
and that their investment capital
would always stay in a specified
account.

“He stated that it was a scam,
and that Devries and others,
including a director of the

-investment company named

[the Bahamian: attorney]: were

trading with his money and'con- ©

tinued to take new investment

money from him long after they

had lost his initial investment.
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Djokich provided some docu-
ments to the undercover agent
to support his claims about the
wrongdoing of these various
individuals.”

The affidavit then alleged:
“Djokich indicated that after

‘ Devries was dealt with, there

were others he wanted to attend
to in a similar way, including
Lenz, [the Bahamian attorney],

a ‘Frenchman’, who was sup-
ddeediy involved in Devries’

swindle,..a) man -in-Deéreit: .

named William Donahue, and
an unnamed man in London.”

SEE page 7B

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_ Gity Markets t

‘emphatically:
des $18m
loss rumours

* Chairman says: 2008,
figure ‘nowhere near’
claim and in line with
$10m projection.



pide.

‘November 14 as audit
- completion date,

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Tribune pushes Editor

BAHAMAS Supermarkets
chairman has ‘ ‘emphatically”
denied rumours sweeping t
capital markets and grocer
tradethat its net loss for fiscal

2008 will be as high as $18

lion, telling Tribune Business t

“was “nowhere near” that ae

ure.
Basil Sands, who heads: the
immediate holding company fc
the 12-store City Markets chain,
said that while he could not dis-

“cuss actual figures as the 2008

financial year audit was ongo-
ing, ‘the net loss was “certainly
not $18 million”.

“As I said at the Annual
General Meeting (AGM) [for
fiscal 2007], it’s: going to be
around $10 million,” Mr Sands
told: Tribune Business. “The
audit is not finished yet, so I

- don’t want to start speculating

as to exactly what the number
might-be, but it’s nowherenear

$18 million. I don’t want any “Cp

speculate as to major, majgr

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600,000 greeting cards for Bahamas visitors

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL

Tribune Business Reporter _

CHE Ministry of Tourism will be
sending some 600,000 birthday and

anniversary cards to visitors as part of

its plans to put the message out that it
is better to vacation in the Bahamas,

Speaking at the third annual Exuma
Business Outlook conference, tourism
minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace
said the Ministry intends to use the
vast amount of information it receives



from its exit surveys to promote the
Bahamas.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said that
starting last Friday, the Ministry was
starting to send its visitors birthday
cards and anniversary cards, with
offers and incentives to return to the
Bahamas.

The minister pointed out that one
business category that has. remained
fairly consistent for the Bahamas,
despite the global economic down-

turn, is the destination weddings and

BUSINESS

honeymoons market due to the long
lead time involved in planning those
events,

The Ministry of Tourism is also
launching a massive e-mail campaign,
where it will be sending persons A,B,C
or D messages with special offers if
they make a trip to the Bahamas.

And the minister himself will: be
personally promoting the number of
international companies which do
business here.

“Lve got a list of all of them, and

a aa

will be contacting them to encourage
them to have their business’s meet-
ings and events here. We have all this
information and we need 4o use it.
Why aren’t we partnering with our
banks and companies, to encourage
them to have their affiliates come to
the Bahamas?” Mr Vanderpool-Wal-
lace asked.

Noting the current economic cli-
mate and the decline in tourism arrival
numbers, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said
there were still persons interested in



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travelling and who were travelling,
and the Ministry needed to target its
efforts to attract those persons.

He added that the Ministry’s biggest

‘ success measurement will be in the

number of persons willing to recom-
mend the Bahamas as a destination
to their family and friends.

“Every single day that goes by, anc
we have people who are not willing
to recommend the country to othe1
people, then we have failed,” Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace said:

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Markets ings (FCL) was this week's vol- . Earnings Releases: cial real estate rentals and the
IT was a moderate trading ume leader, with 22,000 shares RND_ Holdings (RND) _ TicketXpress business in order to “AML $1.71 $- 0 3.01%
_ weekin the Bahamian stock mar- __ trading. Its share pri¢e decreased _ released its unaudited financial maximise their total earnings . BBL $0.89 $- 0 4.71%
‘et, with investors trading in six by $0.19 or 3.65 per cent, ending __ results for the first quarter ended __ potential. BOB $7.64 $- 0 -20.50%
out of the 24 listed securities. Of | at a new 52-week low of $5.01. May 31, 2008. RND reported a Total assets and liabilities stood BPF $11 80 $. 0 000%
these, two saw their. stocks Colina Holdings (Bahamas) net profit of $63,300 versus a net — at $11.8 million and $4.7 million BSL $14.60 $ 0 0.00%
advance and four declined. (CHL). followed with:16,575 profit of $9,700 for the same com- __ respectively. BWL. $3 49 $- 0 4.64%,
shares, its stock declining by $0.02 parative period in 2007, } fies sawn
EQUITY MARKET - to also end at a new 52-week low Gross margin stood at Investment Tip CAB $14.15 $40.01 5,000 17.43 %
A total of 57,091 shares — of $2.83. FAMGUARD Corpo- $383,900, representing an increase Putting Market Volatility CBL $7.28 $+0.01 11,516 -13.64 te
changed hands, representing a — ration (FAM) declined the most — of $15,700 or 4.28 per cent. Total into Perspective CHL $2.83 $-0,02 16,575 -10.16%
. slight decline of 3,615 shares or6 this week, its stock dropping by operating expenses declined by Any sharp decline in the stock CIB $11.60 | $- 0 -20.55%
per cent versus last week's trading $0.26 or 3.23 percent ona volume $28,300 or 10.3 per cent to markets is often accompanied by CWCB $2.21 $-0.36 : 0 -56.15%
yolume of 60,706 shares. of 1,000 shares. Freeport Con- $246,000, versus $274,800 in 2007, | dire newspaper headlines, with = DHS_ $2.77 $- 0 17.87%
Commonwealth Bank (CBL) — crete (FCC) also decréased this © due primarily to a decline in words of turmoil or crisis. Buta .' FAM $7.80 $-0.26 1,000 8.33%
and Cable Bahamas (CAB) were — week to a new 52-week low of _ salary expense. ‘more accurate word would be FBB . $2.37 $- 0 -10.57% -
the only two advancers of the ~ $0.36, declining by $0.04 or 11.11 For the most-recent quarter, ‘normal’, »'\) FEC — $0.36 $-0.04 1,000 -53.25%
week. Some 11,516 shares in — percent with 1,000 shares trading. earnings per share stood at-$0.01 The average investor will like- FCL $5.01 $-0.19 22,000 -3.28%
CBL traded, rising by $0.01 to : versus $0 in comparison to the — ly benefit from a brief timeout to FCLB $1.00. $- 0 0.00%
end the week at $7.28. CAB saw. BOND MARKET prior year. . reflect and figure out what to do FIN $12.00 $- 0 -7.34%
trading in 5,000 of its shares, its No notes traded in the Bahami- RND said the company's short- next. The international markets, ICD $8.20 hoe. 0 13.10%
stock also gaining by $0.01 to an market this week. term strategy is to focus on its particularly the US, have seen sig- ISI $11.00 $- 0 0.00%
nificant volatility over the last few PRE $10.00 $uc4 0 0.00%
months. While market declines ,
are bound to be unsettling, DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

volatility is a normal part of
investing.

From a local perspective, a
review of FINDEX, an index of
Bahamian publicly traded com-
panies, shows that fluctuations

- are simply par for the course.
Even significant declines are not
unusual. There have been
declines in the history of Bahami-
an stocks since records began dur-
ing the 1994 to 2007 period.

This includes the 2000-2002
bear market, which was the most
severe downturn yet. Market
declines have been followed by
even greater recoveries. In other
words, the stock market moves
in short-term cycles, but the long-
term trend is up. In fact, the
FINDEX has posted an average
annual return of 16 per cent over
the 14 years ending December
31, 2007.

¢ Consolidated Water Company BDRs (CW: CB) has declared
a quarterly dividend of $0.013 per share, payable on November
7, 2008, to all shareholders of record date September 30, 2008.

¢ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) has declared a quarterly dividend*
of $0.006 per share, payable on November 11, 2008, to all share-
holders of record date October.31, 2008. ~

PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERINGS:

e FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced that it will be extend-
ing the deadline of its private placement offering. The pre-
ferred shares will be paying a dividend rate of prime + 1.75 per
cent, payable semi-annually.





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Minister reassures over FAA airport audit concerns

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

TOURISM and Aviation
Minister, Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, has reassured the avi-
ation industry that his ministry
will do everything in its power
to ensure the Lynden Pindling

_ International Airport (LPIA)
retains its Category 1 status fol-



@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business

Reporter

EXUMA has suffered from
an almost doubling in the home
foreclosure rate and a decrease
in the population, causing the
president of.the island’s Cham-
ber of Commerce to demand
to propel its economy forward.

Reginald Smith told persons
attending the island’s third
annual Exuma Business Out-
look conference that the rate
of foreclosures had almost dou-
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If the Bahamas does not pass
this audit and is downgraded to
a Category 2 status, it would
mean that while the FAA
would allow flights from LPIA
into the US, it would not allow
this country to expand airline

routes into and from the US. °

This is something that would
have a detrimental affect on the

employment have left either
due to a lack of work or the

high cost of living on Exuma. |

“It is visibly slow,” he said of
the Exuma economy, pointing
out that the island has lost the
Delta. Airlines Atlanta to
Georgetown direct flight, and
was dependent on a single ship-
ping carrier to service the island
from the US. ,

Still, Mr Smith said he would
like to see the island trans-
formed and launched as the
next hot destination in the
Bahamas, with a new and
improved Georgetown.

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It was early 2001 when the
FAA last cited the Bahamas for
failing to comply with interna-

‘tional standards for oversight
of its airline industry, and gave
the Bahamas a Category 2 rat-
ing.(down from Category 1),
saying it fell short in several
areas.

in home foreclosures

has: centred on the develop-
‘ment .of New Providence/Par-
adise Island and Grand
Bahama. However, he pointed
out that Exuma was able to
attract a different type of clien-
tele.

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to be achieved there also need-
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Speaking at the third annual
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ference, Randy Butler, presi-

dent of private airline Sky

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to undergo a new FAA audit.
He expressed concern that giv-
en the currént state c* “he air-

port, it was very lik vuld
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ness.

“It’s not enough to want a
job; we have to want a way of
life,” he added.

Mr Smith said Georgetown
desperately needed a new and
improved port area, and called
on the Government and rele-
vant authorities to invest as
much as possible --and to a

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Mr Butler said a number of
the areas that need addressing
would require laws and regula-

tions being put in place. He.

added that many of the regula-
tions at LPIA are simply out of
date and irrelevant for 2008.
Mr Butler said, for example,
that domestic passengers were
paying the facility user fees to
fund security measures cur-
rently only implemented in the
international terminals.

‘The FAA looks at whether a .

country has properly qualified
inspectors, accurate mainte- ’
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among other things

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Opportunities still remain in
tourism, says restaurant owner

m By CARA BRENNEN-
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Tribune Business

Reporter

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‘decline in tourism, there are



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what the customer wants.

Mr Bowe explained that
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close up. What are people sup-
posed to eat if everyone is
closed? I-am opened 363 days of
the year, closed only on Good
Friday and Christmas Day,” he

added.

Mr Bowe said his business
was able to sustain itself
through a slow season because
he was able to cater to an
increasing European clientele.

“The one thing I have learnt
about the Europeans is that
when they come to eat, they are
interested in dining, and so they
will eat a very large meal, unlike
the Americans who want a
quick bite. Europeans are not
interested in eating sandwich-
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been the slower, tourism
months, and said persons in the
industry needed to ensure that
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In talking to- his guests, Mr
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coffee shops, cafes and cigar
bars.

He also touched on the idea
of village tourism and provid-
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experience, again something he
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of BLUE HILL ESTATES OF NASSAU, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
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reason why registration/ naturalization should -not be
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two key Freeport-based mari-
nas has been extended until
November 2008, to allow time
for the parties and their attor-

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relating to the case.
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his New Hope Holdings com-
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court-appointed receivership —
at least temporarily — after his
main financial backer alleged

~ they defaulted on repaying $23-

$24 million worth of loans.
Attorneys acting for Ameri-

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New Hope’s assets, which
included the Port Lucaya Mari-
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Club and significant parcels of
surrounding land.

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~ million, secured by two promis-
sory notes, to Mr Olsen and
New Hope Holdings to finance
the acquisition of the Port
Lucaya Marina and associated
properties, but this has not been
repaid. They are also claiming
he financed other obligations
of New Hope Holdings.

Yet Mr Olsen and his own
attorneys will vigorously con-
test both the default allegations
and seek to overturn the injunc-
tion at the earliest possible
opportunity.

Tribune Business under-
stands that Mr Olsen’s side is
alleging that responsibility for ,
any loan repayment default lies
squarely with Mr Gonzalez.
They are claiming that he failed
to live up to several obligations,
one of which was to provide
New Hope Holdings with $12
million in working capital — over
and above the initial purchase
price - to fund its operations. ,

This, Mr Olsen is alleging,
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THE TRIBUNE



$100m project eyeing

FROM page 1B

ond home buyers — at price
points Mr Kinsale believes com-
pare favourably with competi-
tive developments in western
New Providence.

“There’s not really a lot out
west in terms of gated commu-

nity options in the young, pro-
fessional, fist-time buyer mar-
ket we are targeting,” Mr Kin-
sale said. “I feel we have a sig-
nificant niche.” The family lots
will be priced at $250,000.

The town homes were set to
have an average price of
$350,000, he added, which stood
up well alongside the $500,000

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NOTICE

CEDAR CONES LTD.

—o-

price sought by Sandyport and
the $550,000 average in Nautica.
In addition, The Balmoral
would handle the town home
construction for the buyers.

Develop

Mr Kinsale said The Bal-
moral would develop 36 town

home units to start with, and
added: “We’re not in a rush to
sell these things. Our last pro-
ject sold out quickly, and I think
this one will, too. We have a
five-year build-out plan on the
town homes.

“The response to date has
been tremendous. The interest
has been stimulated by word of

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mouth and people driving by.
It’s been very strong, and we’re
still fielding calls from people.”

The Balmoral will encompass
the Sandford Drive property
formerly known as High Tor,
which is located just to the east
of the US Ambassador’s resi-
dence. Mr Kinsale and his part-
ners acquired it from the Tom-
linson family, one of whose
members was the former Cana-
dian Ambassador to the
Bahamas.

When completed, the project
will include the Mark Knowles
Tennis Academy, a “totally ren-
ovated” 17,000 square foot club-
house (the existing High Tor
property), a pool, children’s
pool, children-friendly outdoor
playsets, games room for adults,
entertainment room, and super-
vised children’s room with com-

30-day final approvals

puters.

“The home will be a private
club similar to Old Fort Bay,”
Mr Kinsale said, “which will be
available to residents as well as
non-residents. What we’re try-
ing to provide is where you can
come with your family in a con-
trolled, secure environment.”

As for the key to success in
real estate development, Mr
Kinsale added: “You really
have to add value. That’s our
motto — not to get too greedy

' and add as much measurable

value as you can.

“The customer is going to get
a little more savvy, and our
clients are very demanding.
There’s always been a shortage
of available land here, and that’s
what’s saved us” from experi-
encing similar turmoil to the US
property market. °

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

‘

PARK ROW HOLDINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

on the 20th day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

OPPORTUNITIES DRAGON LIMITED

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

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(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of POLYTEC INVESTMENT HOLDING
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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dissolution of ORANGE HILL GROUP 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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WHITE VALLEY LILLIES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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NOTICE

HILLTOP BILLOWS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2008. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, —

Bahamas.

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NOTICE

LAVINIA ALPINE CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

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BURNT OAK LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 15th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P- O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 PAGE 7B



$100m worth of Freeport investments su

FROM page 1B

at the top,” Mr Millard said of

Mr Fleming's proposed entre-
preneurial and workforce skills
training academy.

Adding that the Skills Cen-
tre had been identified by
Grand Bahama business and
community leaders as being
among the island’s most press-
ing needs, Mr Millard said: “We
would have liked to have the
Skills Centre completed by now.
What we would have anticipat-

ed right now‘is for the entre--

preneurial and skills training
centre to be up and running in
temporary premises, much like
Ross University is doing. The

“centre itself would have been
half-built.”

Given that the Skills Centre’s
construction costs were esti-
mated to be $30 million, Mr
Millard said a 50 per cent build-
out would have meant some $15
million being pumped into the
construction industry and wider
Grand Bahama economy by
now.

As for other projects, Mr Mil-
lard said Fleming had hoped the
new non-US international ter-
minal at the Grand Bahama
International Airport would
also have been half-built by
now, opening up the island to
European business and leisure
travellers.

While Hutchison Whampoa,
Port Group Ltd’s 50/50 partner
in the Grand Bahama Interna-
tional Airport Company, had
pegged the proposed terminal’s
construction costs at $23 mil-
lion, Mr Millard said he and
Fleming felt it was more than
that, based on similar airport
investments elsewhere in the
Caribbean.

Global Fulfillment Services

had previously projected the -

non-US international terminal
would cost between $75 million
to $100 million to construct.
Taking the bottom figure, and
dividing that by two, indicated

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ICE had been tipped off
about the plot by an informant,
who had allegedly been
approached. by Djokich and
asked whether he was “willing
to travel to the Bahamas to kid-
nap Devries and force Devries
to wire transfer as much of the
money as possible back to him.

“Djokich told the informant
that after the money was wired,
he did not mind if the informant

that a further $37.5 million in
construction spending could
have been pumped into Grand
Bahama by now.

Emphasising that the poten-
tial investment had not been
lost, but simply delayed, Mr
Millard said Fleming would also
have hoped to progress to a 20
per cent build-out on Phase
One of its international financial
centre plans.

“That’s probably another $15
million worth of construction
that would have happened,” he
said, adding that Mr Fleming’s
plan to focus the centre on
international commerce and
capital markets could not be
better timed given the current
global turmoil and search for
more transparent, better-regu-
lated jurisdictions.

Tied into the international
financial centre plans was the
need to address the “huge
shortage” of upscale housing
for high net worth individuals,

’ financial executives and their

families on Grand Bahama.

If Mr Fleming and the GBPA
had managed to construct 100
units targeted at this market, as
they had intended to do before
the injunction, Mr Millard said
that priced at $250,000 each,
another $25 million in con-
struction spend would have
been generated.

And if 50 new, high income

‘families had been attracted to

Grand Bahama within that time

period, Mr Millard said they
would have each spent an esti-
mated $7,500 per month on
items such as rent and school
fees. That translated into
$375,000 per month, or $2.25
million over six months.

Impacts

Mr Millard added that his cal-
culations only looked at direct
spending impacts, and did not
account for the secondary or
money multiplier effects as each
dollar of spending circulated

‘within Freeport. The impact, he

added, would have been “far-
reaching”.’

“T’ve seen such-a deteriora-.

tion in the island. This place is
in agony,” Mr Millard said. “If
Mr Fleming had been here in

August, 2007, he would have |

been able to alleviate the cash
flow problems, provide more
funding to Ginn, and provide
guarantees to Bahamian retail
banks to help businesses not
able to access credit. With an
extra $100 million coming into
the island, businesses would not

-have to lay people off.”

He added: “He’s [Mr Flem-
ing] not 1 per cent less deter-
mined to complete this deal
than he was a year ago. We’re
going to see that money [$100
million] at some point in the
future.

“But instead of being in the
pre-planning stages, we would

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

BLACKTHORN
BLUEPRINT MEDIA ENTERPRISES LIMITED
IBC N° 99,272 B
In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2)
(a) of the International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000,
Blueprint Media Enterprises Limited 1s in dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the above-named Company 1s
required on or before the 25th August 2008 to send their name,
address and particulars of their debts or claim to the Liquidator of
the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made such claim is approved.

Mrs, Rosana Hollins of Suite 2B, Mansion Huse, 143 Main Street,
Gibraltar is the Liquidator of Blackthorn Consultants Limited.

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ORDERED

be very much finished with the
first tranche of projects, and be
picking up speed. Absolutely
critical is the nature of the
GBPA as a regulator. That reg-
ulator, to attract the kind of
capital he’s looking at, has to
be absolutely beyond reproach,
have the highest standards of
corporate governance and no
conflicts of interest, in that per-
sons working in the regulator
cannot be owning businesses or
investments. °

“That’s the prime reason why
Fleming wants. to buy 100 per
cent of the GBPA, as not every-
one is aligned with that aspira-
tion.” ,

Mr Millard added that Mr
Fleming would also have want-
ed to complete by now the
strategic environmental assess-

ment for all Grand Bahama,
plus feasibility studies for the
proposed oil refinery and liq-
uefied natural gas (LNG) ter-
minal.

Tribune Business recently
revealed that Supreme Court
Justice Neville Adderley lifted
the stay on the order to dis-
charge the injunction preventing
Mr Fleming from proceeding
with the $100 million purchase
of the 50 per cent Interconti-
nental Diversified Corporation
stake held by Seashells Invest-,
ments, an investment vehicle
owned by the Sir Jack Hayward
family trust.

When asked what was hap-
pening now, Mr Millard said: “I
just know they’re busy with
their due diligence, and hope-
fully there will be an announce-

ffer delay

ment soon.”

However, the muddy waters ~
at the GBPA would not neces-
sarily be any clearer in terms of
ownership, as even if the pur-
chase went through, Mr Flem-
ing would find himself as a 50/50
partner with the late Edward St
George’s estate. The estate has -
made it clear it does not want to
work or partner with Mr Flem-
ing. .

Meanwhile, Mr Millard said it
was “absolutely critical” for
Freeport to cement its econom-
ic competitiveness’ now given
that the long-term scenario was
“not promising at all” given the
likelihood that the US and
Cuba would normalise relations,
opening up the latter to Amer-
ican tourists at some point in
the future.





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took Devries fishing and he
never came back.”

The informant was given a
photograph of Devries and his
home address in a gated com-
munity in Freeport, which ICE
investigators found to be accu-
rate. Devries was.alleged by Mr
Dunn to have been-a principal ‘

in, several investment compa- °

nies, including entities called Judgment Debtor:

Koan Investment Corporation. Alexander Smith
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ICE agents were also provid-
ed with the documents Djokich
gave the informant, including
the claim that his company,
Astral Enterprises, entered into
an investment agreement with a
company called GSF Ltd. That
agreement, in turn, was based
on a contract between Mr
Devries’ Koan Investment Cor-
poration and GSF Ltd.

The agents also obtained
copies of investment agree-
ments between GSF Lid, which
the Bahamian attorney alleged-
ly managed, and Koan Invest-
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THE TRIBUNE



FROM page 1B

86,000 square foot Bahamas
warehouse.

When contacted by Tribune
Business after this newspaper
was tipped-off about the talks,
Mr Wilchcombe confirmed that
he and Ms Bridgewater were in
negotiations to lease the prop-
erty and establish their own
logistics/distribution business,
in a bid to breathe new life into
a stagnating Grand Bahama
business environment.

Emphasising that no agree-
ment had been concluded, and
that Bahamians should not get
their hopes up just yet, Mr

Wilchcombe said: “We’re try- -

ing to find a way for Bahamians
to get jobs.

“It’s a building that’s sitting
there, with enormous potential

. to serve a whole range of local

suppliers with food, toys and
appliances. We sought a meet-
ing with the owners to see if it
was possible to acquire it, and
play a role in reinvigorating the
Grand Bahama economy.

“We are in advanced negoti-
ations, and we have a lease
agreement in place, which we
are now formalising...... This
is an opportunity we are seeking
to create. We are not engaged
with anyone else on this. We
are colleagues, friends. We have
a lot of people who are not
working, and at the end of the
day all Bahamians are going to
have to step in to play a role in
revitalizing the economy.”

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NOTICE

The Bahamas Society of Engineers will hosts its
Annual General Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday,
October 29, 2008 at M.A.B. House, Sixth Terrace,
Centerville (opposite Centeville Food Store)

AGENDA

I. REVIEW OF MINUTES OF THE LAST AGM
II. PRESENTATION OF THE ANNUAL REPORT
III. PRESENTATION OF THE ANNUAL FINANCIALS

IV. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Members are requested to be present and are re-
minded to ensure that their fees are current if they
intend to participate in the business meeting.

Refreshments will be served immediately follow-

ing the meeting.

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Mr Wilchcombe said he and
Ms Bridgewater had been hop-
ing to conclude the deal with
Associated Grocers within the
next week or two. If they were
successful, they hoped “to
immediately hire 50 people.

“Over the next few weeks, as
we grow and expand opera-
tions, we hope to hire 200 peo-
ple,” Mr Wilchcombe told Tri-
bune Business. “There are lots
of things we are looking at, and
are hoping to expand and go
beyond that.

“It’s a building sitting there.
It’s a good concept. They don’t
have any further need for that
property. We can take it, broad-
en the market and reduce the
cost of living.”

Sources close to the situation
had told Tribune Business that
Associated Grocers had been
seeking $12 million for an out-
right purchase of its Grand
Bahama warehouse, which cost
some $8 million to construct.

‘Rob Millard, the director of
international business at Grand
Bahama-based Global Fulfill-
ment Services, the consultant
to Roddie Fleming, also con-
firmed to Tribune Business that
the Associated Grocers ware-
house was “up for sale”.

This newspaper was told that
apart from Mr Wilchcombe and
Ms Bridgewater, another inter-
ested party was the Trinidadian -
conglomerate, Neal & Massey. ’
That company, through its pur-
chase of Barbados Shipping &
Trading (BS&T), is the largest
shareholder in BSL Holdings,
the buyout group which owns
a 78 per cent stake in Bahamas
Supermarkets, the holding com-
pany for the 12-strong City
Markets chain. ,

Given its role as City Mar-
kets’ operator, the Associated
Grocers warehouse would hold
obvious attractions for Neal &
Massey. It could use the facility
as a means to reduce costs, and
thus consumer prices, for the
Bahamian supermarket chain
by bringing in product to
Freeport directly.

Not only would it assist cash
flow by storing goods in a bond-
ed Freeport warehouse until
they were needed, thus reducing
up-front import duty payments,
but the Grand Bahama ware-
house would also enable Neal &
Massey to avoid US import and
export taxes by not having to
ship product through Florida.

oxen, Aad besides the Bahamas,
“=the warehouse could also fulfill

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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
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to resolve telecommunications-related disputes between licenced service providers.

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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.gov.bs.

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document to the PUC either:

(a) By hand, to the PUC Office, Agape House, Fourth Terrace East, off Collins —
Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or :

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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 5:00 PM on 10! November,
2008.

Dated 6" October, 2008

Michael J. Symonette
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
Agape House
Fourth Terrace East, Centreville
P.O. Box N-4860
Nassau, Bahamas.

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Top politicians are seeking to take over Freeport business —

its original business model —
under Neal & Massey’s care —
by supplying the company’s oth-
er Caribbean supermarket
chains in ‘Trinidad and Barba-
dos.

When asked about the $12
million purchase price, Mr
Wilchcombe told Tribune Busi-
ness: “We are not in-that ball
park to purchase it immediate-
ly. We do have in our lease
agreement an option to pur-
chase if we are able to build a
business.” He was unaware of
Neal & Massey’s interest.

The former tourism minister
said he and Ms Bridgewater
wanted to conclude the agree-
ment with Associated Grocers
“in the shortest possible period
of time”. The pair were ensur-
ing they did it “the right way”
through obtaining all the nec-
essary Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) permits and
approvals.

Arguing that Bahamians
could not “sit and wait” for for-
eign direct investment to kick
start the economy, Mr Wilch-
combe said this nation needed
to follow the lead of others in
creating a burgeoning Bahami-
an-owned small business sector.
Currently, “we let other people
run the economy”.

“We want to step in and do
something in Grand Bahama,”
Mr Wilchcombe said. “That’s
my home. We really want to do
what we can. We’ve got to help
ourselves and find ways in
which Bahamians get.involved

in creating business and job

opportunities.”

As for the Grand Bahama
economy’s current health, Mr
Wilchcombe described it as
“very bad. It is the worst it has
ever been”. He added that
“thousands” of his West End



constituents were without work,
despite looking for jobs.

If Mr Wilchcombe and Ms
Bridgewater are to succeed,
they will have to develop a
strong retail/wholesale customer
base and secure supply chain.
It is critical that the Associated
Grocers warehouse, which was
owned by its International Dis-
tributors of Grand Bahama sub-
sidiary, succeeds because it was
the first venture to take physical
form in the Sea/Air Business

Centre.

And, furthermore, it was very
much the prototype model for
the logistics/transshipment/dis-
tribution hub that Freeport
seems ideally suited for. Fail-
ure would send a bad message

‘ to international investors and

businesses, with the Bahamas
losing the opportunity cost — the
‘what might have been’ —-
through Associated Grocers’
decision to exit.

That move, though, will come
as little surprise, given that
Calvin Miller, Associated Gro-
cers’ president and chief execu-
tive, had said earlier this year
that the company was placing
the Grand Bahama warehouse
and business plan ‘on hold tem-
porarily’. The sale move comes
almost one year after the ware-
house was officially opened,
with Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham in attendance.

Neither he nor Roy Deffler,
International Distributors’ pres-
ident, returned Tribune Busi-
ness calls seeking comment, but
it is highly likely that the com-
pany lost patience with long
wait for the Government and
Port Authority to amend their
licence and let the Freeport
warehouse sell directly to major
Bahamas-based wholesalers and
food store chains.

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The licence change was key
because the rationale for the
Freeport warehouse business
model had disappeared. It had
originally been designed as a
distribution/transshipment hub
that would allow Associated
Grocers to supply customers in
46 Caribbean and Latin Amer-
ican countries with product that
do not have to go through the
US, thus eliminating US
import/export taxes and: addi-
tional supply chain costs from
the LOSS nD eRe of con-
tainers.

However, Associated Gro-

cers has since developed its own’ .

bonded warehouse in Fort
Lauderdale, next to the major
ports and shipping companies,
which allows it to avoid those
taxes any way. It then sought
to supply the domestic Bahami-
an market from the Freeport
facility, believing that it had a
strong argument, given the rise
in food prices and general cost
of living. :

Mr Deffler had previously
told The Tribune that the
restriction preventing it from
selling any goods in the
Bahamas through Freeport

meant “the real positive impact -

will sadly be missed” in Grand
Bahama, New Providence and
other Bahamian islands.
He explained: “Most items
we procure from anywhere out-
side of the United States will

. stop in Freeport. To supply any

retailer located in the Bahamas,
the product must then be sold
and shipped to Florida to our
parent company, Associated
Grocers. Associated Grocers
would then re-load the item(s)
back on a container destined to
a retailer located in the
Bahamas.

“This entire process adds

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benefit greatly, as we can dis-
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- Speaking at the warehouse
opening, which took place just
over one year ago today, Mr Mr
Deffler had said: “Eventually,
our goal is to have.about 1.5
million square feet of ware-
house space and we could very
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Bahama.” He added: “We will
probably employ about 400 to
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done with the three phases of
construction.”

He had previously told The
Tribune that a major invest-
ment by the Chinese electron-
ics/industrial conglomerate,
CITIC, which had signed an
agreement with International
Distributors in June 2007, could
transform Grand Bahama into a
free trade zone rivalling the
Free Trade Zone in Panama.

CITIC had been planning to
construct warehouse and show-
room facilities at the Sea Air
Business Centre, on Grand
Bahama, the same site where
International Distributors is
located, turning the area into a
‘buyers emporium’. Potential
purchasers and buyers would
be attracted from across the
Western Hemisphere to come
to Grand Bahama, where they
would view a variety of Chi-
nese-made goods.

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said he was
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Mr Laing added that the pro."
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heart. How would you play the hand?

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fourth diamond. Obviously, if the
opposing, diamonds are divided 3-3,
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score the rest of the tricks. Observe
that the same would be true if West
rather than East had held the length
in both clubs and diamonds.

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Re: Last of the Big
Senders (Credit crunch)

TWENTY years ago Eddie Minnis
wrote a song about the finance man, but
nobody listened!

Credit has indeed been the downfall of
many people: and the merchants must
share a large portion of the blame. How
many flyers do we see with glossy pic-
tures of furniture and TVs and the cap-
tion: “Yours for only $75 per month!”
No price. No indication of the number of
months. No interest rate quoted. No indi-
cation of total interest payments.

The banks are also culpable, spending
as they do a lot of money advertising their,
credit facilities and credit cards. Do they
advertise interest rates and cost of bor-
rowing? Of course not!

Banks do not tell the punters that a

car loan of $30,000 for five years at nine
per cent (if you are lucky!) would cost
$7,365 in interest. Do people think about
that? Increase the rate to 12 per cent, and
the interest totals more than $10,000!

I believe there is a law in place obliging
car dealers to indicate the sale price on the
windshield of cars offered for sale, but
this is rarely honoured and I am sure,
never enforced.

Simple laws, properly enforced, could
do much to educate people. Minimum
deposits for credit transactions. A prohi-
bition against advertisements that offer
credit without disclosing, in at least 8pt
type, FULL details of the loan costs. This
would spread a lot of hardship around,
(car and furniture vendors would be hurt,
as would government, which collects vefy
substantial car taxes), but in the long term
the country as a whole would benefit.

Will it happen? Not a chance!
Kind regards,
Retired Banker -

THE story about the couple who gave

up their home together so they could buy |
a $36,000 car sounds too ridiculous tobe .

true, except that I know it happened
because I know the people involved. It
probably says better than anything just
how twisted and hopeless our values are.
As you say, a return to better days is long
overdue.

Dismayed Onlooker

I KNOW a 20-year-old who has a so-so
job with an insurance firm. I guess he
makes about $18,000 a year.

However, he sees a car’as essential. He
sees a laptop computer as essential. He
sees a cellphone and its associated expens-
es as essential. He sees a DVD player as
essential. And he sees his trailbike, which
he uses at weekends, as essential. None of
these things is essential. He needs to get a
life.

-JTT. Prince Charles

- YOU write about distorted values.
How about this? My brother pays his girl-

friend’s cellphone expenses, which can )

run to hundreds a month. He’s picking
up the tab while this airhead yatters on
endlessly to her equally airheaded friends.

x

“MAHATMA

INSIGHT

FEEDBACK



Are guys crazy or what?
Darlene (not my real name)

I HAVE a relative in the UK who
retired early from banking because he
could no longer tolerate the way they did
business.

When he started out as a young banker
in the 1960s, the banks were all about
service, offering a trustworthy refuge for
people’s hard-earned money. He began in
a tiny bank called District which, as years

went by, was merged with a bigger bank -

which, in turn, was swallowed by an even
bigger one.

As this process went on, the emphasis
changed from attending to people’ s needs
to exploiting customers at all costs, using
the bank’s strength to lead clients into
arrangements that were not always in
their best interests.

I have always felt that banks should be
under very tight regulations, and these
latest revelations confirm that belief.

Capitalist societies are all very well,
but they must be controlled, so that every-
one — not just the greedy few — benefit
from the generation of wealth.

T Welton (Expat)

Dear John,

I’ve missed your insightful Satins
recently. Please, whenever you are going
to be away from The Bahamas for any
length of time, inform your devoted and
fanatical fans, inclusive ot myself, that
you'll be away.

‘The last of the big spenders’ was one
of the best columns you have written in
recent times. Yes, here in this country we
have been living high on the hog for so
long that we think that it is automatically

something to which we are entitled by

God Himself.

The drug culture of the 70s and
80s ushered in an era where anybody and
everybody with a modicum of common-

~ sense of street smarts could pull in, legit-

imately or otherwise, big bucks with little
or no apparent consequences.

Living ‘large’, especially in the’ profes-
sional, political and business classes,
became the accepted and expected norm
of the day.

With the arrival of ‘hard times’ in The
Bahamas and the world, Bahamians are in
for a relatively rough ride. Many will fall
by the wayside and the rest will be rele-
gated to picking peas out of shaving
cream. The politicians, across the board,
are clueless:and whatever they attempt
to do will be a mere reactionary and
immatory reflex.

Government bailouts for Bahamians
who are accustomed to living large, with

piereye) ah (sy) Sau

5 fe RICE ae

‘taxpayers’ monies? Socialism or a stimu-

lus to the economy? Who are the eco-
nomic advisers to the FNM administration
and what are their qualifications? How
will we now be affected by the much cel-
ebrated and now executed European Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement (EPA)?
What will it cost The Bahamas, in terms of
legislation; Competition Commission and
Commissioners to comply with the neces-

“sities that will come? |

As a trained lawyer and an armchair
economist, I would strongly.advise the
average Bahamian to take stock of his or
her current financial status. Cut back on

- all unnecessary expenses; resolve to save

at least 25 per cent of whatever pay
cheque you may receive; eliminate all
‘sweethearts’; cut back on trips over to
the USA and, of course, find ways and
means to increase your productivity and
efficiency on the job or in your business
place.

It must always be remembered, how-

ever, that tough times don’t last but tough

people do. Ortland H Bodie Jr. survived
almost two decades of disbarment; surely,
I will thrive in this economic recession! To
God then, that Great Provider, in all
things, be the glory!

Ortland H Bodie, Jr

YOU are right. The financial crisis

could have many positive results, but only:

if it’s long and really hard. People need to
live differently and to those who need
glossy things to show off, I say this: Grow
up:

‘Ally’ McDonald

DID you know there is a woman who
drives around Nassau in a high-priced ’car
who actually has Louis Vuitton leather
upholstery with matching purse and hand-
bag? All this on an island where there is
nowhere to go and where the roads are -
as you so correctly pointed out - “more
cratered than a Flanders battlefield.”

Jan, Oakes Field

THE couple who bought a car for
$36,000 will probably pay $46,000 for it
before their ‘hire purchase’ arrangement
comes to an end.

- They can then sell it for $20,000, if

they’re very lucky.

Net loss: $26,000. Doesn’t make much
sense, does it?

Brian T, Nassau

¢ Do know any examples of,
irresponsible spending?

Fax 328-2398 or e-mail
jJmarquis@tribunemedia.net

FROM page 14B

strength disinfectants, deodorisers,
steamers and chemical foggers.

Dougherty now uses some of the lat-
est forensic sciences equipment. “We
have an expensive thermal imaging
camera. With infra-red rays we can see
traces of blood unseen by the human
eye. We can see where a body has lain
on a concrete floor. In one case an old
lady who lived in a terrible mess with 39
cats, died and was removed along with
33 of her pets. The thermal imaging
camera found six more dead felines in
the apartment. e

Joan is continually hiring new
recruits: “Most are off-duty policemen,
firemen and paramedics. But we turn
down more than 70 per-cent, They like
the big money they can earn. (About
$200,000 a year) Many of them can
stand the sight of blood but a lot lose
control when they see vomit or a dead
pet: It’s very hard work cleaning crime
scene areas while sweating in a hot haz-
mat suit, sucking in air in a respirator
while trying to see through a fogged
mask.”

In just a few years Joan Dougherty
has expanded from two employees to 18
dispatched by radio from headquarters.

Don McNulty and his Kansas City
company, Bio Cleaning Services of .

America, has expanded into three
American states.

“This may be the least known and
fastest growing of all businesses, “says
McNulty. “Humans have to clean up
after their dead. This is a new industry in
the modern world.”

McNulty says people learn how to
make bombs on the internet and it’s a
problem but, the internet is also the
greatest place to help new industries
form. “All our association members
confer every day on the Internet.”

Some cases he remembers well. “My
company murder-cleaned a rented
Kansas City home in which five men
were shot to death. Three were killed
first. The killer lived in the house for two
weeks with the bodies, then killed two

more men who came by before fleeing. .

A man was later arrested and is now

‘awaiting execution on death row.

“The landlord paid almost $3,000
for the clean-up. The five bodies lay
undiscovered for a week. And yet the
home of a young man shot in the head
with a big 357 Magnum a week earlier
took even more work.”

America’s murder cleaners have seen
it all, including bodies that lay undis-
covered for weeks and months on end.

Don McNulty says his worst case
was just such an ‘unattended’.

An 82 year-old man who lived by

“i himself died. i in his bathroom near
Kansas Cifys: Migs: “am-the-middle; of:
| S\aj £own business. We havea job,.a terrible

winters a
“He lay dead for ten days with the
thermostat turned up to 90 degrees

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Business is
booming for
Murder Cleaners

Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) until police were
notified and the body was removed. It
took’ a week to get the house back to
normal.” :

-Says McNulty: “It was hard to
breathe, and so unhealthy, even through

“my respirator, that I suffered from flu-
like symptoms for a week, had night-
mares for a year and have never gotten
over it.”

Sometimes the work is easy and weil
paid. Other times it’s the roughest job
imaginable but even then murder clean-
ers earn about $400 an hour.

Says Dougherty: “My most tragic
case was a 12-year-old’ boy who com-
mitted suicide with a shotgun in his
divorced mother’s bedroom when he
was home alone. I broke down and
cried.

“The mother was totally distraught.
In a suicide every survivor feels guilt
whether it’s deserved or not. What
could a 12-year-old boy be possibly
thinking of to take his own life?

“T see suicides every week. It is the
most terrible and selfish of all crimes
because the person who dies also-:mur-
ders the minds and hearts of the people
who love them for the rest of their
lives.”

' Don McNulty described just two
days in April in Kansas City: “First, a
man murdered his two children and
wife and a brother-in-law. Then he fled
to Nicaragua and killed himself there.
Four days later a nearby man shot his

. live-in girlfriend and her seven year-old
daughter, then their pet dog and finally
himself.”

Says Joan Dougherty in Florida:
“Some of my employees say they sense
the presence of souls around murder
scenes. And, if the killer has not been
captured, they lock themselves inside
a dwelling fearing he might return.”

Don McNulty founded a Trauma
Counselling Network to which anyone
involved in violent death is provided
free help. Many attending are police.
McNulty says he actually enjoys his
work and finds it fulfilling.

“T talk to the family of the dead at
the beginning. I hold them and cry with
them and somehow he’n © then
through the pain. When ij go nome a
night I sleep soundly, knowing I did
some good for those suffering so much
bad.”

Joan Dougherty disagrees. “We are

_ not trained grief counsellors. My people

. would go.crazy if they got emotionally

involved. I teach:them to mind their

job, but a job to do. Time will heal the

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Mopping up
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work for
thriving US
industry

@ By RON LAYTNER
Copyright 2008
Edit International

THE United States is facing so
many disasters - its biggest banks
and brokerage houses going broke
.or being taken over, Texas hurri-
cane losses, more than a million
homes lost to banks, killer torna-
does, crops drowned - that more

and more troubled people are:

committing suicide’ or resorting
to murder.

That’s why the strange US
Murder Cleaners industry is
booming.

Murder cleaning is a secretive
almost unknown American busi-
ness. The country has so. many
guns and violent deaths that more
than 100 of its biggest cities have
murder cleaners at work.

The US is not the most dan-

gerous place on earth. America °

with 300 million people has about
13,000 murders a year. South
Africa, with 47 million has 22,000.

We’ve all glimpsed murder

cleaners in the movies, pulling up
»in small, unmarked white vans in
films like La Femme Nikita and
Pulp Fiction.

They work for secret US gov-
ernment agencies and get rid of
bodies and ‘all traces of those
killed in the line of national inter-
ests;

In American real life gangsters
and serial killers still dispose of
bodies in the desert around Las
Vegas and in the Florida Ever-
_glades. Most are never found.

But in every US city local gov-
ernment or federal coroners do
legitimate body removal. The
murder cleaners come in next to
remove all traces of what hap-
pened.

The American industry was
pioneered by Joan Dougherty, a
petite middle-aged woman living

in-Fort Lauderdale, 20 miles north
of Miami. Violent death has made’

her wealthy and successful.

“A relative was killed about
25 years ago. I asked the police
who would clean it up and they
told me ‘You will. There’s nobody
else that does such a job.”



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signs. Owner Don McNulty
says:the signs bring in business,
fulfilling a need.

RIGHT: Joan Dougherty founded

,, the Murder, Cleaner industry
some 20 years ago. “I just clean
and clean and never concentrate

onthe entire subject of what | am
- doing or | would go crazy,” she
says. On the computer

- screen behind her is a closeup

of a suicide note written in

blood on a wall:

Members of companies like
Joan Dougherty’s. AA Trauma
Cleaning Service of Fort Laud-
erdale, McNulty’s American Bio
Cleaners of Missouri and Texas’
Houston Trauma Cleanup which

» ismade up of off-duty police offi-

«cers, do everything else.

They are part of the continent-
wide American Bio Recovery
Association with almost 100 mem-
bers.

The costs of restoring a site to

‘ pre-murder or suicide averages

about $3,000. It must be protected
against diseases carried by blood
and air - AIDS, hepatitis and
tuberculosis.

Blood saturated carpets, cur-
tains:or furniture are cut up, bro-
ken down, put in plastic-lined con-
tainers, dated and disposed of
within 30 days at special bio haz-
ard dumps where the material is
incinerated,

“When we are finished no-one
will ever find a single drop of
blood or piece of human tissue,”
says Dougherty proudly. “We
make it safe for people to move
back in.”

With the floods across the Mis-
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American towns industry work-
ers will be also be fighting mould
and damage in saving homes that
were’under water. ‘

Joan Dougherty and her col-
leagues in various American cities
enter crime scenes wearing ‘space
like’ level C protective suits made
of nylon with all ends taped over
and special rubber stockings inside
heavy rubber boots.

They wear a double set of rub-

ber gloves and breathe through a
full face respirator containing its
own oxygen supply. _

“T just detach myself. My head
tells me I am just going in and
cleaning. | would go crazy if I
focused on anything other. than
that,” Dougherty says. “T usually
go in these days to train new
recrujts. Most of my time is spent
getting contracts and dispatching

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WHEN CALLED to this bloody crime scene, Murder Cleaners found a
congealed dried mess of blood covering this bathroom.

Sometimes Joan and her
employees even bring new evi-
dence to police investigations.
“We often find spent bullets inves-
tigators niissed hidden inside walls
or furniture. Murder weapons
such

as knives sometimes

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FREEPORT - A deadly
home invasion has left a hus-

‘band dead and a wife trauma-

tised after they were held
hostage by gunmen early Sat-
urday morning in their Coral
Reef Estates home.

The incident occurred before.

4am when residents were awak-
ened by gunshots at a home sit-
uated in the area known as
Coral Reef Phase III Section.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the man’s death pushes this
year’s homicide count to 11 on
Grand Bahama.:

Mr Rahming reported that

police discovered the man’s -

body on the floor inside the
house. An adult woman and
child were also inside, but
unharmed, he said.

The incident has left residents
in the quiet Coral Reef sub- divi-
sion in shock. . ~



: Many residents, some still
dressed in sleeping attire and
robes, came outside to see what
was happening.

When The Tribune arrived,
police had secured the crime
scene by cordoning off the area
with crime scene tape. (

Residents standing in the area
told The Tribune that gunmen

_ had killed a man named “Buck-

et”. According to residents, the
house was equipped with sur-

_ veillance cameras.

Police had not officially
released the man’s identity up
to press time on Sunday.

Mr Rahming said the duty
officer received a call around
4am from someone who report-
ed that several males had forced

their way into a residence at the:

Coral Reef sub-division.
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DUE to a series of “back-to-
back” unsolved murders the
Royal Bahamas Police Force’s
detection rate has dropped to
about 61 per cent, Chief Supt
Glenn Miller told The Tribune
yesterday.

As of October last year, the

” RBPF boasted a murder detec-

tion rate of about 80 per cent of

SEE page 12

Social Services Dept
not paying money
owed for overtime

THE DEPARTMENT of
Social Services is not paying
‘its employees money owed for
overtime, citing economic
woes as the reason for the
dock in‘pay, it has been
alleged.

A: social services worker
told The Tribune that the
* department's employees have
been working overtime ever
since Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham launched his new
social services plan to better
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morning after: spending the.

evening at a friend’s retirement
party with his son.
The loving family man,

: visionary businessman and son
of political icon Sir Milo But- .

ler is thought to have died of a
heart attack. He was 70.
His son Franklyn Butler Jr,

26, was with his father the night

before he died and‘said he had
been in good spirits, celebrat-







ing friend Stephanie Saunders’
retirement at Montague Gar-
dens in East Bay Street, Nas-
sau. :
“My father was always a very

-warm, welcoming person,” Mr

Butler Jr said. “He was some-

« body: who would extend him-

self particularly in those kind
of circumstances to.get to know

people and he always enjoyed

himself.”

It was not until Friday
evening that Mr Butler Jr and
his aunt, who shared a home

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BPSU ‘gives out over $100,000 in
emergency loans’ to union members

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

THE Bahamas Public Service Union
(BPSU) has given out over $100,000 in
emergency loans in the past four months
to union members affected by the down-

turn in the economy, BPSU president [=

John Pinder said yesterday.

Mr Pinder said his members have
appealed to the union for tuition leans:

SEE page 11



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suspects in custody

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Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@
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POLICE have ‘no suspects
in custody for a “shooting
spree” in two areas which left
one man dead and two men
clinging to life in hospital.

Another man shot in the left
arm has been released from
hospital, police said.

The deceased has been
identified by police as Jebbron
Percentie, 40, of Coconut
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a
64th murder-victim of the
year.

Head of the Central Detec-
tive Unit Chief Supt Glenn
Miller said investigators are
still trying to determine a
motive for the shootings,
which police believe were
committed by the same gun-
man.

“The investigation is ongo-

-ing - we don’t have anyone in

custody as we speak but we’re
certainly looking at some good
intelligence which we are

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provide the public with a
“preater understanding” of the
trade agreement and how the
country will benefit from its poli-
cies, PLP MP for Fox Hill Fred
Mitchell said yesterday. °

He added: “This should be a

matter of priority for the. Min-*

istry of Finance. It may well be

’ that the ultimate solution to this

’ PLP before it left office to create
a fully funded Department of

is to revert to the decision of the

Foreign Trade so that the coun-
try will not be caught short as it
was under the FNM in October,
2007, unable to,cope with the
potential. otianges to the foreign
trade te s.”

- The BLP's Usain on for-
eign affairs and trade added that
Barbados © had © already
announced the formation of such
a unit and the Bahamas ought
to act quickly to do the.same.

The controversial agreement,

provide

which met much local resistance,
was signed on October 15 by the

Bahamas along with 12 other.

CARICOM member states. The
Bahamas signed a goods only
portion of the pact and has six
months after date of signing to
the ‘European
Union: (EU) with its services
agreement.

Opponents argued that the -

trade agreement will not create
any significant benefits for The
Bahamas and would eliminate
the need for current immigration
controls.

Last week, while addressing
the Rotary Club of East Nassau
at East Villa, Mr Mitchell said
the agreement is a further nec-
essary step to integjate the
Bahamas into the world econo-
my, adding that the, country’s
economy is already “significant-
ly internationalised and open”.

“We were living a fiction in
many ways, that we could wrap

ourselves in ‘a cocoon;-and pro-
mote economic policies that
would on the surface appear to
be helping Bahamians but in the
end, many of them did more
damage,” ” said Mr Mitchell.

‘Professionals

_ “Indeed, one wonders what all
the hullabaloo was about with
these multilateral trading agree-
ments, arguably coming from
those professionals who benefit
today, the greatest from the pre-
sent internationalised. economy
of The Bahamas. The arguments
in favour of isolationism seemed
short-sighted and unbalanced.
One wondered whether or not
the critics of this agreement actu-
ally read the EPA a ereement
itself.”

‘On the immigration argument,
Mr Mitchell said the EPA is clear
that present immigration poli-
cies would stay intact, even after

the country signs onto the ser-
vices aspect of the agreement, .

(The) EPA critics argue
that signing on to these agree-
ments would obviate the need
for the present immigration con-
trols... The EPA is clear that the
immigration strictures would still
apply even after we settledon to’
the services’side of the agree-
ment,” he said.

Guyana - whose President
Bharrat Jagdeo initially opposed
the EPA - signed the agreement
on October 21 after two addi-
tional clauses were added.

The clauses allow for a manda-
tory five-year review of the trade
deal and for the revised ‘treaty
of Chaguaramas to take prece-
dent in the case of a breach’ in
the agreement, according to
international reports.

Haiti did not sign on October
15 but reportedly plans to: sign
the agreement before the Octo-

_ber 31 deadline. .

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and refuses to

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Tribune Staff Reporter



A BUS driver who nearly
hit a Haitian woman and
hurled derogatory insults at
her about her nationality
refused to let her on the bus
claiming: “You have no busi-
ness in this country anyway!”

The woman now claims
that, though she has gone
through all the necessary
steps in acquiring residency,
she can’t understand why so
many Bahamians treat
Haitians like ‘dogs’.

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she was attempting to take a

route 21 to attend a job inter-
view when the bus driver
intentionally pulled off while
she was stepping into the bus,
and was literally inches away
from rolling over her.

Mrs Giffrare said although
she only received minor
injuries, she wanted to
know what caused the inci-
dent.

She said the driver told
her: “Yall need to catch the
next bus in the back because
l off.” ,

Mrs Giffrare replied by
saying he should have at least
closed his bus door which
would have prevented her

aitian woman

; fron attempting to board the

bus.

The mother-of-four said
although she approached the
driver in a fairly calm tone,
she can’t understand why he,
along with other Bahamians,
seem to have a negative atti-
tude to Haitian people. -

Nicolette Bethel, director
of culture and anthropolo-
gist, said the economic and
cultural shifts affecting both

Bahamian and Haitian peo-.

ple could lead to violence.
Although the cultures of
Haiti and the Bahamas are

intertwined, Dr Bethel .
added: “People are not con- |

scious of this, _Bahamians

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believe that Haitians are
totally foreign, totally alien,
and totally unlike us, but that
is a myth. :

“Here in the Bahamas we
have a big gap between the
myths and reality, and: we
don’t have any mechanisms
which would enable us to
integrate, the two.

“With the fraternalism that
white people had for black
people in the past, black
Bahamians don’t even have
that for Haitians. We: heed
to call this racism.”

She says when you take the
model of racism and “strip it
of anything
ising th its? ‘eee would’ be
reflective of the conditions
pany Haitians experiencejin

e Bahamas. )

“We,are lying to our-
selves,” Dr Bethel said, “It’s
not just that we have this gap

_ between the two cultures, but

also that we can maintain this
gap, because nobody ever
admits this gap is there.” »:*
Dr Bethel said the only res-
olution to this problem is to
open the dialogue berwesn
the two cultures.

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Guns and
drugs seized
by police over
weekend

GUNS and drugs were
taken off the streets of
Nassau this weekend by
police investigating two
separate incidents.

Marijuana wrapped in
106 foil packets and 19
packets of cocaine were
found when officers from
the Southern Division exe-
cuted a search warrant at a
home in Key West Street,
Engleston. sont:

When officers arrived at
the property a man ran
from the scene, and was
seen dropping something
outside.

A .357 handgun and —
three live rounds of ammu-_
nition were retrieved by
officers when they arrived
just after 9pm on Saturday.

Inside a .380 handgun,
seven live rounds of ammu-
nition were found in addi-

A 26-year-old man has
been arrested in connec-
tion with the incident.and
is in police custody.

In a separate incident
mobile police officers
responding to calls about a
party in Pinewood Gardens
stopped two young men
acting suspiciously.

Asst Supt Walter Evans
said officers searched the
men and found a 17-year-
old in possession of a .40
handgun with seven live
rounds of ammunition.

A .9mm handgun and
one live round of ammuni-
tion was found on a 20- .
year-old man.

Mr Evans said: “Both
men were arrested and are
in police custody. They are

~ both from Pinewood Gar-.

dens.”
The search and arrest
took place shortly after

midnight on Sunday morn-

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REPUBLICAN vice presi-
dential nominee Sarah Palin had

a pointed message Sunday for |

Barack Obama: This thing isn't

" over yet.

Palin said the Democratic
presidential nominee was act-
ing as if he's already won the
election and had already written

his inaugural address, accord-

ing to Associated Press.
"Barack Obama and I both
have spent quite some time on:

the basketball court," Palin told:

a raucous crowd of more than
5,000 at the convention center.
"But where I come from, you

shave to win the game before

you start cutting down the net."

Nirie days beforé the election, » in
Palin'was making another push:

to sway voters in the ‘battles
ground state of Florida, where

polls show Republican n nominee: e

John McCain trails. Obama in
the heist for the state's 27 elec-
oral votes. anon ‘4 cor-



cided yoters. live. It takes 270

Electoral: College: votes to win

the presidency. °

"You kinda get the feeling
that: the Obama campaign
thinks this whole ‘election
process:is.just a formality,” she
said, hey’ ve overlooked,



‘though, 1¢.minor detail of earn-

ing your’confidence and your
trust and ‘winning your vote.
"And judging from the media
coverage; it, does 'seem the coro-
nation: already set, " Palin said.




claim, ‘that he has written an
inauigutal address is "complete-
ly falsé." Spokesman Bill Bur-
ton: ald the reference to. an
address came from a New York
Times'report Saturday that for-
mer White House chief of staff
John: D» Podesta had written a
draft inaugural speech for Oba-
ma‘and included it.in a recent
book: Burton said Podesta
wrote it as a sample address, not
for’Obama but for whoever.
became’the nominee. .

Palin continued her criticism
of an Obama economic plan
that she says amounts to social-
ism, characterizing him as
"Barack the wealth-spreader,"

She vowed that McCain would ,

allow people .to keep more of
their money, and accused Oba-
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MINISTER OF HEALTH Dr Hubert
-Minnis and a team of senior health
Officials visited the school on
Thursday.





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

FREEPORT — Teachers at
Eight Mile Rock High will
return to their classrooms once
the school is officially declared
safe by experts at the Depart-

‘ment of Environmental Health,

according to BUT president
Belinda Wilson.

“We are requesting to have

documents to prove it is safe
to go in, and once that has hap-
pened the teachers are pre-
pared to teach while their
health issues are being
addressed,” she said.

Ms Wilson travelled to

Grand Bahamas this week to

meet with EMR teachers to

Health screenings ‘will bedin today
for those at Eight Mile Rock High



hear their concerns. She said
teachers are very worried about
their health and the ongoing
environmental issues at the
school.

‘Teachers have complained |
_ of experiencing dizziness, short-
ness of breath and vomiting at .

the school, she told the media.
According to reports, other
health issues include excessive
coughing, skin irritation, respi-
ratory problems and pink eye.
Minister of Health Dr

Hubert Minnis and a team of
senior health officials visited

the school on Thursday. He

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pigeon and mould infestation —

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He said a proper assessment
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PTA president Troy Garvey
was pleased that the minister
came to visit the school. -

“Today is a good day,” he
said. “We are pleased that the
minister came here to look into
the health issues and what is
happening down here.”

Mr Garvey said that his son,
a student at the school, has
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been aware of concerns a
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Ms Wilson said the Ministry
of Education had agreed to
cover the cost for health screen-

_ing of teachers and students.

She explained that it is
important that individuals are

. screened to ensure that they

_are in good health.
_ The BUT president noted
that teachers have agreed on a
shift system during health
screening.

“Once it is safe to come on
campus teachers will be’in the
classrooms and students will be
receiving their education.

“We definitely would hope .
that on Monday we will be able
to see all of the persons who
-can give us the answers we. .
need — we mean environmental
experts, plumbing contractors
and persons who can say it is
safe for persons go into the
school,” said Ms Wilson.

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Plans to jump start economy

OVER THE weekend a financial expert com-
mented that he had never “seen anything like
this before.” He was, of course, referring to the
world’s financial collapse.

“This involves the entire world, which is
crumbling in financial ruin,” he said. He scoffed

at those who look to Mr Ingraham to do,some- .
thing about it — something to protect the
Bahamas from the sufferings of a world of which .

it is a part.
“The truth is;” said our friend, “we have

never seen anything like this before and no one ‘

knows what to do about it.”
As the Bahamas spends more than it earns —
_ and those earnings have dropped almost

overnight with investors slowing down or stop- |

ping their various projects = government is
even more limited in what it can spend to get the

- economy moving. Fortunately our foreign
reserves are still high. It is understood that for
every dollar that the Bahamas spends it must
earn 85 cents in. foreign currency to support
that spending.

As the Bahamas is an open society, it is com-
pletely dependent on its imports — for its food,
clothing, building materials, everything that is
required to maintain our present standard of liv-
ing. Therefore, our capital account must be
strong to meet these expenses. This account is
fed by the foreign investor who buys land, devel-

. ops large. projects, creates employment for

«| --Bahamians;:pays government for its utilities,
and provides salaries, pensions and health care

.for its workers. ‘This direct investment is the
main source of.revenue for government’s capi-
tal account.

How has the world’s credit crunch affected
this account?

Well, as a result of the world recession — no
one wants to call it by its real name yet, but we
might as well face the bleak facts — the foreign
investment that fed this account was shut off
almost overnight.

In addition, tourist arrivals are daily shrinking,
thus contributing to the reduction‘of the coun-
_ try’s reserves, and government’s ability to con-
tinue its programmes without borrowing.

Kerzner International has suspended all its
operations, BahaMar stopped theirs, including
all plans for the immediate future. Lehman

Brothers collapsed, leaving machinery stand- -

ing idle on Rose Island and the future of the
Ritz Carlton resort in question.

Projects throughout New Providence and
the Family Islands are hanging in suspended
animation, leaving our capital account almost as
bare as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard.

In other words with investment drying up,
there will not be a sufficient surplus from the

capital account to finance the deficit in the
country’s current account.

The only project seemingly proceeding
unhindered is the Albany development, which
obviously had its funding intact before the boom
was lowered and the lending banks closed their
doors.

With jobs evaporating, Government plans to
move forward with construction plans to create
employment while at the same time improving
the island’s infrastructure, environment and
services. —

However, to do this it will have to face major
borrowing. It is estimated that at least $150 to
$200 million will have to be borrowed to carry
out building programmes that will create jobs.

New Providence’s road improvement pro- ©

gramme, the contract for which has been signed,
will start immediately.

Already $100 million has been secured for
this project. Before the end of the year work will
start on the Nassau Street court house.
¢ That will be another $6 million investment.
Renovations have started on the courts, and
the Garden of Remembrance will get a much
needed facelift. A new court complex, which
when completed will house the Supreme Court,
is planned forthe Buena Vista grounds on
Delancey Street.

Dredging will start on the harbour, and plans
are well underway for the removal of the con.

tainer port from Bay Street to Arawak Cay. It is
estimated that from:start to finish this project
will take about 18 months.

And, of course, there are plans belween the
public and private sector for the complete trans-
formation of Bay Street, the renovation of the
warehouse on Prince George dock for the local
craft market, and the building of a new straw
market.

It is now obvious that the only tourists ‘who
will be travelling in the foreseeable future are
the wealthy,

These people are unlikely to be attracted to
Bay Street'in its present condition.

It is important that a new, exciting and attrac-
tive Bay Street be created that will provide
jobs for many Bahamians — shopkeepers, taxi
drivers, straw vendors, and boatmen. This
should take priority.

And so while the finance wizards sort out the
world’s financial problems, Bahamians will be
put to work to rebuild'a Bahamas that will be
the gem of the Caribbean and be ready to wel-
come tourists as soon as business starts to flow
again.

It is important that no time be wasted in.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please allow me a little of the
valuable space in.your newspa-

per to pay tribute to another. .

Bahamian sports legend who
has passed on, and I speak of
none other than Donald “Nine”
Rolle.

We both grew up in the
Kemp Road area of New Prov-
idence and were friends from
our pre-teen years. It all starte
when “Nine” wanted to borro
nry new Union Jack roller

’ skates and I refused his request

and stated that I would rent
them to him but he could not
borrow them. After our negoti-
ations, I agreed to let him use
the skates for a nominal fee of
6p (six pence).

’ Using only two straps of
black rubber from a discarded
bicycle inner tube and with bare
feet, “Nine” donned the skates
but had difficulty maintaining
his balance and fell repeatedly.
This was more than I had bar-
gained for — not only did I
“earn” 6p that day, but got free
entertainment as well. This
rental agreement was in effect
for several days afterwards and
“Nine” got progressively bet-
ter. Within a matter of two
weeks, not only was he able to
successfully negotiate Pinder
Hill on Kemp Road, but he was

- leaping over two 55 gallon

drums that were lying side-by-
side. In a month’s time, in addi-
tion to skating both forward and

backward, he was also carving |

out elaborate patterns on the
ground and became reputed as
one of the fanciest roller skaters
“out east”.

It is said that the only differ-
ence between men and boys is
the size and cost of their toys
and naturally, “Nine” was the
first among his contemporarie
to own an automobile. He als
developed a reputation as au
excellent fisherman, casting his
bait from the docks and rocks
on Montagu Beach and in the
lake behind that historic hotel.
He was an exceptional pool
shooter, which proved to be a
good source for “pocket mon-
ey” and no one in the area who
was in their right mind would
challenge him to a game of
pool.

He honed his tennis skills by
playing with the father/son team
of Percy and Anthony
Munnings and not many would
recall his athletic prowess, but I
can remember attending the
Track and Field meets at St

- Augustine’s College with him.

‘While the meet was in progres
“Nine” would stage his ow
high jump competition on the
sideline, daring-persons to jump

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wearing street clothes, would.

jump higher than the athletes
in the official competition. On
weekends, we would stage our
own track meets in the sand at
Montagu and again, “Nine”
would be the one to beat.
Employment opportunities
sent me to Grand Bahama and
while working at the Jack Tar in

‘West End, my friend “Nine”

would come and visit. On one
occasion, he had been playing
on the Tennis Court for two
days and created such an

‘impression -with both the Man-

agement and guests that he. was
offered the job as the Resident
Pro. As impressive as the offer
was, he simply said, “Man, I
can’t stay in Grand Bahama!”

As his good fortune would have .

it, he went back to Nassau and
almost immediately took up the
sport of golf and the rest, they
say, is history...

Donald “Nine” Rolle became
a trailblazer for Bahamian pro-
fessional golfers and even tried
to get me to play the game, but
I simply did not have that kind
of patience. On a subsequent
trip to Grand Bahama, I made
the mistake of suggesting that
he give up the sport of golf, but
in a very dignified way, as he
presented me with my first set
of clubs as a gift, he politely
said, “It’s too late now, I’m
heavily into golf.” This sport

afforded him the opportunity
to travel extensively, both in
competition and as a Goodwill
Ambassador for his country.
In addition to the sport of
golf, perhaps his second love
was politics. Here again he was
fiercely loyal to what he strong-
ly believed and lent his support
to whatever cause that his polit-
ical affiliation demanded of him.
He truly had a heart of gold and
was a true, genuine friend. in
every sense.of the word.
“Nine” came to Freeport two
months before his demise to -
attend a party and would not
rest or be at ease until my wife,
Anne and J arrived. He pulled
me aside into our own little cor-
ner as we reminisced about old
times and the fact that I decided
to make Grand Bahama my
home. He declared his inten-
tion to make a trip to Cuba
upon his return to Nassau and
we can resume our talks when
he got back to The Bahamas. I
drove him back to his hotel and
my wife and I walked him to
his room. We all said “(Good
night” but five short days later,
someone told me that my life-
long friend, Donald “Nine” °

_ Rolle had passed away.

“Nine” was a colourful char- .
acter who was full of life —‘he
did not merely exist, he lived. I
will miss my friend greatly.
Thanks for all of those good
memories: Rest In Peace.

_ F GEORGE “PECAS”
CURTIS
Nassau,
October 15, 2008.

Court ruling was incredible

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IT WAS with incredulity that I recently read that a Supreme
Court Justice had ordered that court appointed ‘liquidators’
fees be paid from funds held in trust by the company in liqui-

dation.

I am sure that this ruling was read throughout the world,
and, it is not difficult to see that it can be the:start of the death
knell for trust and related services in the country. This could not
have come at a worse time given the state of the global econo-
my and the difficulties which our number one industry, tourism,

is experiencing.’

-Thope that this ruling is being apreniea and that the news of
an appeal being lodged also reaches the far corners of the

world.

Also, at a time when the judiciary is "under fire, in many
instances unjustifiably, itis indeed unfortunate that the Court of
Appeal should have apparently thrown judicial temperament to
the wind in dealing with the matter of Tanya Cash as reported
in your newspaper on October 13, 2008. Regardless of what Mrs.

-Cash may have done it is not in the best interest of justice and
. indeed the decorum of the court for a litigant, particularly an
unrepresented one, to be eviscerated in that manner.

This kind

of incident makes it difficult for right minded persons to defend

the judiciary.

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BROTHERS PETER AND LENJOHN VAN DER WELL HAVE EXPERIENCED PLENTY OF DRAMA ON THEIR ROUND THE WORLD VOYAGE

@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
GLOBAL sailors Peter and

Lenjohn Van Der Well have lost

300 miles, hit a sleeping whale

and nearly broke the mast in the

first 2,434 miles of their sail
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But the optimistic brothers
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PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
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yesterday, honouring him as a
nation-builder of the first order.

Friends and family of Captain

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for the late

of High Vista Estates will be held at Calvary
Bible Church, Collins Ave. at 4pm on
Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 2008. ;

He was predeceased by his parents Donald
Roy and Janette Loretta Fox, sister Ann
and brother Albert.He is survived by his
dedicated wife, Donna; son, Ricky;
daughter, Michelle; daughter in-law,
Marlene and two grandchildren, Ashley
and Megan; step-mother, Margaret; mother
in-law, Jean Lowe; three brothers; Roy,
Leslie and Doyle. Four sisters Kay Graham,
Bonnie Culmer; Sharon Sweeting and
Monica Cook. Brothers in-law, Dave Lowe;
Robert Eldon; Wesley Treco; Gregory
Graham; Robert Culmer; Owen Sweeting
and Richard Cook. Sisters in-law, Sandra
Eldon; Nita Treco; Lera Fox; Peggy Fox,

Ruth Fox and-Carol Lowe. Godson, Wes:

Treco and uncles, Cecil and Charlie Fox.
Special friends Dr. Lynna and Ko Kishore,
Andrew Barr and Cheryl Lowe and family.
Numerous cousins, neices, nephews, and a
host of other relatives and friends including
Wayde Sands, Frankie Pinder,Donald
Johnson and the staff of Sanpin Motors
where he was employed for 28 years.

A very special thank you to the staff of
Lyford Cay Hospital, especially Dr. Dean
Tseretopoulos, Dr. Angela Kunz, Nurses

-Tadzia, Linda and Shelly who went above

and beyond their duty in caring for Sidney
over the past several years.Sincere gratitude
is expressed to all family members and
friends who have helped comfort the family
during their time of grief.

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@ By GLADSTONE
THURSTON
Bahamas Information
Services
NORTH ANDROS

Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
executive chairman Edison Key
uged government agencies to
access their fruit and vegetables
from Bahamian farmers.

BAIC, he said, was calculating
the amount, cost and point of

_ access of food products used by

government agencies and depart-
ments. “To the extent that they
are not doing so, we want them to
support Bahamian farmers ‘and
save the country on hard curren-
cy during these uncertain eco-
nomic times,” said Mr Key, a for-
mer large-scale farmer.

The executive chairman was.

the keynote speaker at BAIC’s

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Scotiabank is sponsoring
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The Scientific Assembly of
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Shooting spree:
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in custody |

FROM page one

sure at the end of the day it is going to lead to something very
positive in. this,” said CSP Miller.

He added that police have no evidence at this point to
determine if the victims knew the assailant or if the shootings
were linked to gang or drug violence or some form of retal-
iation.

The first incident occurred around 11pm Thursday, when
witnesses said a hooded:gunman - about 5ft 6in tall dressed
in blue jeans - approached a group of men outside the High
Noon Club on Wulff Road and opened fire.

’ Bullets hit two of the men in the neck and Percentie was
struck in the abdomen. They were all rushed to hospital
and at 6am Friday, Percentie died of his injuries.

The other men, listed in critical condition, are still in hos-
pital.

Later that evening, a gunman dressed in dark clothing
. approached a 28-year-old man. near his home on Shady
Tree Street and shot him in the left arm. He was taken to
’ hospital where his condition was serious but not life-threat-
ening. He has since been released.

Police said the same type of handgun was used in both inci-
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uniform purchases and in some cases for
utility payments.

As the country continues to feel the
impact of rising food, electricity and gas
prices due to international oil prices coupled
with a softened tourism and construction
sector, the BPSU is also feeling an eco-
nomic pinch.

Higher operating costs are limiting the
amount of emergency funding and some of
the union’s accounts are in arrears, Mr Pin-
der told The Tribune. ,

“Because we’re not a lending institution

‘ and we are not a credit union, we have this

$500 emergency loan in place and believe
you me in four months time we lent out
$125,000 worth of $500 emergency loans.
Now in some cases, some persons had some
real emergencies that we might have (lent)

as much as $800, but the thing about it is
even though the cost of living has increased
to them operational expenses have
increased to the union.
“It puts us in a position where we are
not-able to lend as much as we used to lend,
we have one or two of our accounts in
arrears - we are operating overdrafts - that’s
not a good business practice. But when your

‘members come crying and they really need

help sometimés you have to try to do your
best and assist them,” he said.

While government provided the civil ser-
vice with a salary increase of $62.52 a

month, Mr Pinder said this does not reflect .

the rise in the cost of living over the past
two years. He added that when union mem-
bers are faced with rising household costs
and stagnant income, many stop paying
monthly union dues.

To counteract this and‘entice new mem-

_ bers, union executives are planning to lob-

-BPSU ‘gives out over $100,000".

by foodstores and other businesses to pro-
vide discounts for members.

“The unions are now trying their best to
strategise as to how we can cause our mem-

bers to see the importance of being

unionised...and the only way we can do that
is to pass savings on to them. And so
presently we are trying to put a database
together (so) we can approach more busi-
ness establishments. for more increases in
(union discounts) for the necessities.”
While the union’s emergency loan pro-
gramme has a cap of $500 he said in
extreme cases the amount was increased
to $800. Repayments for the loans are salary
deducted and negotiated at a very low inter-
est rate, said Mr Pinder. ° ,
The second largest trade union in the
country, the BPSU has about 5,000 mem-
bers of all categories employed in the vari-
ous government ministries, boards and cor-
porations throughout the Bahamas.

Police Foree detection rate

FROM page one



the country’s homicides, CSP Miller said.

However, the head of the Central Detective Unit
remains optimistic that the force will close the
unsolved cases soon.

He said: “The (detection) rate, based on the last
couple of.(murders) we had that are not solved, I
think bring it down to about 61 per cent, somewhere
around there. It was higher than that but because of
the last four or five (murders) we had back-to-back in
Grand Bahama and (in New Providence)” have
brought the RBPF’s detection rate down.

“That’s going to be improved soon because we’re
looking at some very positive things and we hope to
(solve) some cases in respect to that. Certainly it’s
going to improve - we had some very recent matters
that we’re making some very good progress on.”

Up to press time last night the country’s murder
count stood at 65.

A Grand Bahama man, identified by neighbours as
‘Bucket’, was the latest homicide victim. Reports state
that he was the victim of a deadly home invasion.
He, along with his wife, were reportedly held hostage
in their Coral Reef Estates home by gunmen early Sat-
urday morning.

Police discovered his body on the floor inside the
house. His wife and child were unharmed, police said.
The suspects; reportedly clad in dark clothing, fled the
‘scene. .

- On Thursday, Jebbron Percentie, 40, one of three
men shot by an unidentified gunman while standing
outside the High Noon Nightclub.on Wulff Road,
was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe the gunman, who was on the loose up
to press time last night, is also responsible for a shoot-
ing of another man late Thursday night. The same
handgun was said tq be used in both incidents.

The recent murders of police officer Romel Dames
and fitness instructor Paul Whylly are still unsolved.






































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FROM page one

with her brother, realised he had
passed away.

But the family are sure the devout
Christian and vestryman at St Agnes
Church in Blue Hill Road has gone
to a better place. :

His son said: “One of the things he
took very seriously was his relation-
ship with his family and his God.
When I.was a child we spent many
mornings praying together and him
telling us that we must keep our feet
on the ground and understand some
of the traditional values I am sure he
got from his parents.”

Franklyn Butler Sr was committed
to providing financial stability to his

parents and nine siblings during his .

father’s political career, taking his
first job at the public treasury before
going into the family business, food
distributors Milo B Butler and Sons.

He went on to also be director of
Commonwealth Bank, a position he
held for around 20 years, and direc-
tor of Bahamas Supermarkets and
Abaco Markets, as well as deputy
chairman of the Bahamas Agricul-
tural and Industrial Corporation

under Hubert Ingraham’s first ©

administration. -

“My father had a passion for this
country, there is no doubt about
that,” Mr Butler Jr said. “But he
always had time for his family.”

Mr Butler Sr is also credited with
bridging the racial divide in Nassau
as a young man, always striving to
set an example to black families by

- showing they could achieve whatev-

er they wanted with hard work.
“T think he prided himself on try-
ing to cross the divide that stood

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back then,” his son remarked.

Minister of State for Social Ser-
vices Loretta Butler-Turner said Mr
Butler Sr was her favourite uncle,
her confidant, who she had spoken
to just the night before-he died.

She said: “He was an absolutely
outstanding, patriotic Bahamian.
And because he was a communica-
tor he left many things in place that
we can just emulate.”

Franklyn Butler Sr is survived by
four sons and a daughter, seven
grandchildren and five siblings. His
funeral will be held on Sunday,
November 2, at St Agnes Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be
sent to the Franklyn A Butler Birth-
day Fund at the College of the
Bahamas.

Man dead after
home invasion.
FROM page one _

police revealed that the culprits
gained entrance to the house and
accosted the man. After a lengthy
conversation with the victim, gun-
fire was heard.

Mr Rahming said the suspects,
who were wearing dark clothing, fled
the scene.

‘Anyone with information that can
assist police is asked to call the Cen-
tral Detective Unit at telephone 350--
3106.or 7.

_ Social Services Dept
not paying money
owed for overtime

FROM page one

hard times.

However, when an employee
received his cheque he noticed
that overtime pay and time and a
half was missing.

Yesterday Minister of State for
Social Development Loretta But-
ler-Turner expressed her grati-
tude to staff who have been work-
ing longer hours since the imple-
mentation of the expanded social
relief scheme, but added there
has been no policy change regard-
ing overtime pay.

She added that those workers
will be compensated for their
overtime work but could not
specify when.

“The reality is I know they.
have been working extremely dili-
gently and many of them have
been working late into the night.
I am aware that there is going to
be overtime payments for those
people (who are) almost work-
ing around the clock. But I cannot
comprehensively speak on the
matter at this time,” she told The
Tribune late last night.

The employee said he took the
matter to the Public Service
Workers Union in hopes that
they would be able to help him
settle the payment matter, but he
was told by a union member that
he should take what he could get.

- The prime minister unveiled a
new social assistance plan early
this month that increased the dol-
lar amount allotted to applicants
for many of the services offered
by the department.

The worker said lines for assis-
tance have been out the door
since this plan came into effect
and thus work hours increased
for employees.

However, he said, a contract
was offered for him to sign that
would require him to work extra
hours without extra pay.

_ Yesterday Minister Turner dis-
puted this, saying she was not
aware of employees of the depart-
ment being asked to sign a con-
tract of that nature at this. point.

According to the employee,
officials at the department said
because of the current economic
situation they would not be able
to offer overtime pay.

The worker also accused peo-
ple in managerial positions at
social services of being rude and
impatient with individuals apply-
ing for help from the government.

He said during these hard times
it is like they are kicking them
while they are down.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008, PAGE 13



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1/2) Bathrooms.

Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. will sell as mortgagee
under power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated

28th day of September, A.D., 2004

ALL THAT piece, patcel or lot of land situate in
the vicinity of Johnson Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence and
having the Number 5 in the Valentine’s
Extension Number 2 Subdivision.

The Subject Property consist of the following
accommodations:- (3) 1 Bed Room Apartments
each with Living Room, Dining Room and
Kitchen. (2) - 2 Bed Room Apartments each
with:Living Roem, Dining Room and Kitchen.

Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. (i ormerly. Imperial
Life Financial) will sell as mortgagee under
power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated
30th. Day of November, A.D., 1990, stamped
and recorded in Volume 5548 at Pages 90 to

114.

ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land
situate in the Subdivision called and
known as Vista Marina Subdivision
having the Lot number seven (7) in
Block number sixteen (16) situated in
the Western District in the Island of
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ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of
land situate in the Subdivision

called and known as Centreville
having the number twenty-two
(22) in Block number fourteen
(14). Commercial /Residential.
Property size: 10,500 sq. ft.
Building size: 3000 sq. ft.

Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd.

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Section Three (3) of the Subdivision called and
known as Sea Breeze Estates having the
number Seventeen(17) in Block Number

Thirteen (13). : ;

The Subject Property consist of the following
accommodations :- (3) Bedrooms, (2)
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Room and Utility Room.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly oo.
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to be received no later than the close of business on
November 30th, 2008.


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to an earlier draft were still
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Sadiq al-Rikabi said Sunday's
extraordinary meeting was can-
celed because "proposals are
still arriving." The Cabinet rou-
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draft, which has been negotiat-
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gas law has finally been sent’by
the Cabinet to parliament for
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wealth, which Iraq needs to
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Iraq's Cabinet endorsed the
bill in February 2007 but dis-
putes later emerged between
the Kurds and central govern-
ment, mainly over who has the
final say in managing oil and
gas fields.

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Meanwhile, rare thunder-
storms hit swaths of the country
over the weekend.

The rain was welcomed by
many, but it also flooded many
streets and turned sidewalks
into mush — drawing new.com-
plaints about the government's
failure to provide basic services
despite recent security gains.

"It is shameful that the capital
should be in this miserable sit-
uation because of rain in spite
of all that we heard about
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for Baghdad's roads and sewage
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vices are taking care of minor
things like cleaning gardens. at
squares in Baghdad and planti-
ng roses and neglecting the
most important thing of rebuild-
ing the capital's damaged infra-
structure, he said.

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farmers, welcomed the rain
after months of drought.

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wasn't able to harvest anything,
but thanks to God the rain this

-year will bring blessings with
it," said Karim Eysa, a 60-year-.

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Rebels seize east
Congo army camp,
thousands flee

@ By MICHELLE FAUL
KIBUMBA, Congo .

Rebels seized an east Congo
army base and the headquar-
ters of a refuge housing some
of the world's last mountain
gorillas, in heavy fighting Sun-
day that sent thousands of
civilians fleeing, U.N. officials
and:rebels said.

An unknown number of sol-
diers, rebels and civilians were
killed in the renewed fighting
in North Kivu province,
according to civilians who said
the onslaught began around 2
a.m. Government troops raced
down the road north from the
provincial capital of Goma to
reinforce a counterattack Sun-
day morning.

One tank careened into a
group of fleeing civilians and

‘killed three teenage boys,

civilians said.

Associated Press reporters
who watched the fathers bury-
ing their sons in a cabbage’
patch outside Kibumba could
hear bombing from army
tanks about 12 miles (20 kilo-
meters) from Rumangabo
army camp.

Sunday's attack marked the
second time rebels have seized
the Rumangabo base since
Aug. 28, when rebel leader
Gen. Laurent Nkunda went
on the offensive charging that
government troops had bro-
ken a January cease-fire
agreement.

More than 200,000 people —

have fled their homes since
then, joining at least 1.2 mil-
lion displaced when the con-
flict began in 2007, the United
Nations said.

Accident

"There's heavy fighting. A
lot of people have been killed
— ‘rebels, soldiers, civilians.
We're lucky we got away,
says Jean-Baptiste Bushu
Mbusho, a builder who works
for the Italian aid agency
AVSI.

U.N. peacekeepers from
India who tried to investigate
the accident involving the

three boys were instead:

turned away by angry civilians
hurling stones.

Such attacks have become
comman, with civilians accus-
ing the U.N. peacekeeping
mission — the biggest in the
world with 17,000 troops —
of not fulfilling its mandate to
protect the population.

The U.N. force has failed to
halt the fighting in the vast.
region of rural hills and
forests, and both sides in the
combat also accuse the United
Nations of siding with the oth-
er.
On Wednesday near
Kibumba, a hurled rock
smashed the nose of a deputy
commander in the Indian
force. | ;

"He has hadatwo major
surgeries," U.N: spokes-
woman Sylvie van den

Wildenberg said.

"He will be disfigured for
the rest of his life."

The United Nations
deployed a rapid reaction
force on Sunday and appealed
to both sides to cease fire — at
least to allow civilians to
escape. {

"But nobody is listening to
us. and they keep fighting,"
van den Wildenberg said.

Nkunda's fighters, who
claim to be protecting the
region's Tutsi minority, have

occupied parts of Virunga
‘National Park for nearly a

year, but attacked the head-
quarters for the first time Sun-
day.

Park Director Emmanuel
de Merode called the seizure
of the headquarters "unprece-
dented, even in all the years of
conflict in the region."

More than 50 park rangers
fled into the forest and were
making their way on foot to
Kibumba, he said in a state-
ment.

is chaotic and dangerous, and
we cannot.-allow our rangers

‘to become targets," he said.

The park is home to 200 of
the world's 700 remaining
mountain gorillas, which are
considered critically endan-
gered. .

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killed last year, including two
Silverbacks, causing an inter-

national outcry.

Meanwhile, many of the
civilians who have been dis-
placed are malnourished and
some are dying of hunger, the
U.N. World Food Program
said Friday.

The Geneva-based agency
is seeking $46 million in dona-
tions for food aid needed to
sustain refugees through
March. The fighting has also
jeopardized aid deliveries, and
the U.N. agency said some
contractors were refusing to
go to certain areas.

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Sand snatchers shrink

@ By DANICA COTO
Associated Press Writer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
(AP) — Ahh, the Caribbean.
Sun, surf. But where’s the sand?

It is disappearing at alarming
rates as thieves feed a local con-
struction boom.

Caribbean round grains,
favoured in creating smooth
surfaces for plastering and fin-
ishing, are being. hauled away
by the truckload late at night.
On some islands not much big-
ger than Manhattan, towns and
ecologically sensitive areas are
now exposed to tidal surges and
rough seas.

In Puerto Rico, thieves once
mined the dunes in the northern
coastal town of Isabela, said
Ernesto Diaz of the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources. But
now they are stealing the beach-
es of the tiny island of Vieques
— 52 square.miles where the

US military only recently halted
its controversial bombing prac-
tice.

Among the hardest hit is
Grenada, where officials are
building a $1.2 million seawall
to protect the 131-square-mile
island. Large-scale sand thefts
have exposed north-coast towns
to rough seas, said Joseph
Gilbert, the minister of works
and environment.

One of the region’s largest
sand thefts targeted Jamaica,
where nearly 100 truckloads
were swiped from private prop-
erty in the northwest, exposing
protected mangroves and a
limestone forest to wind and
waves. :

Roughly 706,000 cubic feet of
sand were taken in late July,
enough to fill roughly 10
Olympic-sized pools, said
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Police have refused to com-
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Illegal sand mining in the
Caribbean began in the 1970s,
when people with shovels stole
small amounts for construction
because most homes were built
with wood. But the thefts
increased as builders switched
to concrete homes and have
only gotten bigger with the rise
in construction of resorts and
hotels — built, ironically, for
tourists drawn
Caribbean’s immaculate beach-
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Some islands offer local quar-
ries or designate certain beach-
es for mining, but large-scale
nighttime thefts persist despite
police patrols. Front loaders and
other heavy equipment are now
used instead of shovels to steal
sand, which sells for nearly $200
for one cubic yard,

“If we continue to mine the
beaches the way we’ve been
doing, we will have no sand to
boast about. Just sea and sun,”
Gilbert said.

No one knows how much
sand in all has been-carted
away, but the islands of Tortola,
Anguilla and St Vincent are
now vulnerable to flooding, said
Gillian Cambers, associate
researcher at the University of
Puerto Rico. Up to two-thirds



of sand dunes in Tortola and
Nevis have been decimated, she
added.

On Grenada’s 13- -square-mile
Carriacou island, population
6,000, the beach is shrinking by
three linear feet every year from
illegal sand mining, Gilbert said.

In Barbuda, illegal sand min-
ers dug a 23-foot crater that
damaged a freshwater aquifer.
Saltwater seeped in, and drop-
pings from cows and donkeys
contaminated the exposed
aquifer, which is now unusable,

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If caught, thieves face light
fines and jail time that critics
say are unequal to the crime.
Grenada, for example, imposes
up to $190 in fines, less than
the cost of a single load of sand.

"Qne could go out, engage
in sand mining, pay all the fines
and .,. still come out making a
profit," said Randolph
Edmead, director of St. Kitts’
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Grenada legislators expect to
triple that amount and extend
prison terms from three months
io two years. Jamaica also plans
to approve new maximumidines
of $11,000 and allow police to
seize sand-mining equipment.

Some islands have consid-
ered importing sand to replen-
ish their beaches, but say it is
expensive and worry about
shifting the problem elsewhere.

Gilbert said he is "appalled"
and called for more oversight to
prevent loss of the region's trea-
sured shores, :

"We-should take action
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ISRAELI Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni speaks
to reporters following a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres
at his residence yesterday, In Jerusalem...

broadcast on national TV. She
pledged to lead Kadima to elec-
tons. ‘
Elections for Israel's 120-seat
parliament, scheduled for
November 2010, are likely to
be moved up to February or
March, political commentators
have said. In his ceremonial
role, Peres makes the final deci-
sion on whether and when to
hold elections.

Early elections had appeared
likely since Friday, when the
ultra-Orthodox Shas Party
announced it would not join a
Livni-led government.

* Livniresisted Shas’ demands
that she refuse to negotiate a
power-sharing arrangement

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illegitimate, I decided to call off
(talks) and go to elections,” she
said. me

Livni briefly postponed a
meeting to formally convey her
decision to President Shimon
Peres alter parliament speaker
Dalia Itzik embarked upon a
last-ditch bid ‘to salvage the
coalition talks.

But those efforts failed and
Livni headed to Peres’ official
residence where she told Peres
she had done everything she
could, but could not give in to
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with the- Palestinians for
Jerusalem, whose eastern sector
the Palestinians claini as capital
of their hoped-for state. She
also refused to promise Shas
the hundreds of millions of dol-
lars tt demanded for social wel-
fare and its religious seminaries,
aides said.

Shas has been a key member
of the ovigoing coalition, and
without the party's support, it
would be difficult for Livni to
maintain a parliamentary
majority.

-eres could ask another
politician to try to form a gov-
ernment, but as leader of the
largest party in parliament,
Livni is the only candidate with
a realistic chance of forming a
coalition.

She could have ruled with a

narrow parliamentary majori-
ty. but such a government
would have difficulty shep-

’ herding through a peace accord
with the Palestinians that would
require painful Israeli conces-
sions. Israel is alsa holding indi-
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an eight-year freeze.













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Livni has been serving as
Israel's chief peace negotiator
with the Palestinians sinee talks
were formally relaunched last
November at a U.S.-hosted
suminit. The sides had hoped
to reach a final peace accord

by the end of the year, though —

both Olmert and Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas
now call that target unrealistic.

An aide to Abbas warned the
Israeli political turmoil could
threaten peacemaking.

_ “Fime ts precious. The next
few months will be wasted
because of new elections and
the LLS. elections." Nabil Abu
Rdeneh said.

Before Livni's coalition-
building efforts faltered, opin-
ion polls had given her‘and
Netanyahu even odds on tak-
ing power, Some voters might
be impressed by her tough
stand against Shas, or by any
breakthroughs in negotiations
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A. cease-fire that has nearly
ended rocket barrages on Israel
from the Gaza Strip since June
could also play in her favor if
the truce is extended beyond
its December deadline.

But any resumption of the
attacks from Gaza could hurt
Livni. And her failure to muster
a government could hurt her
political standing.

Peacemaking foundered dur-

-ing Netanyahu's 3-year tenure

as prime minister in the 1990s,
and his positions have not soft-
ened since.

He quit Ariel Sharon's gov-
ernment because he opposed
Israel's 2005 withdrawal from
the Gaza Strip and opposes
ceding sovereignty over any
part of east Jerusalem, which
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a peacemaking breakthrough.

Last month, Olmert said
Israel would have to give up
nearly all of the West Bank and
east Jerusalem if it wants peace
with the Palestinians. He also

_said Israel would have to relin-

quish the Golan Heights, like-

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 , PAGE 21





wise captured in 1967, to obtain
peace with Syria,

A meeting between Olmert
and Abbas, which had been
scheduled for Monday, was
postponed until further notice
because of the Israeli political
upheaval, Abu Rdeneh said.

Peacemaking has been fur-
ther hobbled by the dueling
Palestinian governments in the
West Bank, which Abbas rules,
and the Gaza Strip, controlled



by the Islamic militant Hamas
since a violent June 2007
takeover.

On Sunday, Hamas called on
Palestinians to resume talks on
healing their political rift.

“The call for early elections
and Livni's failure to form a
coalition government in Israel is
a slap in the face to those who
still dream of negotiations,"
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu
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DALIA NAMMARI
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-TURMUS AYYA, West
Bank (AP) — The olive har-
vest was off to a bad start for
Said Abu Aliya — branches
torn from the Palestinian
farmer's trees lay scattered on

~ the ground, along with bright-

green olives.

He blamed Israeli settlers in a
nearby hilltop camp, and Israeli
soldiers patrolled as a buffer
while he and his family picked
the remaining crop.

"Without their presence, we
wouldn't be able to enter our
lands because the settlers would
attack us," said the 47-year-old,

For many Palestinians, the
fall harvest of some 10 million
trees used to be a joyful ritual
steeped in tradition. But the
West Bank's olive groves have
increasingly become a target of
extremist Jewish settlers who,
hilltop by hilltop, seek to
expand their control over land
they say they were promised by
God,

Just in the first two weeks of
this season, farmers say,
assailants beat a 63-year-old
olive picker, slashed another
man's car tires, tried to chase
Palestinians out of several
groves and stole or damaged
some of the crop. In one inci-
dent captured on video, four
settlers punched and kicked a
Palestinian photographer and a
foreign acuivist in an olive grove.

Compounding the farmers’
problems, more trees are hard-
er to reach because they lie
beyond Israel's lengthening
West Bank separation barrier
or close to Jewish settlements
and their multiplying satellite
camps. :

Israeli human rights activists
say securing the harvest is an
important test of Israel's oblig-
ation as an occupying power to
protect Palestinians. They say

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the West Bank village of Qabatyah, Saturday. Palestinians began to har- |
vest olives in October, a staple for many local farmers that also use them
to make oll...

the military and police are doing
a better job than in the past, but
have failed to protect crops or
bring vigilantes to justice.

This week Palestinian Presi-
dent Mahmoud Abbas com-
plained that the army isn't doing
its job, raising questions about
whether Israel is serious about
peace with Palestinians. Israeli
Defense Minister Ehud Barak
denounced those attacking
farmers as "hooligans," but said
troops are making a major

effort.te protect farmers. The.

military said soldiers have been
briefed about the importance
of the harvest, jeeps patrol trou-
ble areas and officers are given
maps to rule on ownership dis-
putes.

In the past, Israeli troaps
have destroyed thousands of
Palestinian olive trees along
roadsides to protect against
snipers and stone throwers.
Palestinians still complain that
settlers are often given free rein
by the military. For example,
the settlers who were filmed
attacking the photographer
were allowed to walk away,
while police arrested three
Israelis helping with the harvest
for entering a “closed military
area."

A settler leader, Yitzhak
Shadmi, dismissed reports of








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vandalism as staged.

Growing numbers of Israelis
and foreigners are flocking éo
the groves to help the farmers.
Yaakov Manor's Harvest Coali-
tion helped arrange West Bank
trips for hundreds of Israelis last
year.

Thousands of Palestinians ©

take part in the harvest, with
students given time off to help
and professionals returning to
their villages. Olive oil is a food
staple, and even the leftovers
from the oil presses are used as
fuel. | ‘ :

The economic benefits are
relatively modest — about $100
million from an expected 21,000
tons of olive oil this year — but
the extra income reaches some
100,000 families. For some, it's
just pocket money, for others
enough to plan a wedding or
build a house.

Near the village of Burin,
Amneh Abdel Qader sat on a
tarpaulin under a tree, as her
son; daughter-in-law and three
grandsons combed the branches
with handheld rakes. The olives
tumbled onto the tarp, and the
70-year-old sorted them, the
plumpest for eating and the rest
for ou.

“We used to bring a radio
and have fun, sing and enjoy

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“But from the day they came,"
she said, referring to Israeli set-
tlements near her village, "we
can't relax anymore."

Burin's farmers can only
reach lands near the settlements
of Yitzhar and Bracha with spe-
cial coordination from security
forces. Farmers say they're
allowed to visit those areas only
twice a year, for planting and
harvesting, and that they need
more access to hang traps for
olive flies, prune branches and
clear underbrush...

Israel's Civil Administration,
the branch of the military deal-
ing with the Palestinians’ day- :
to-day life, denied any quota on
visits, but a senior official said
the idea is to keep settlers and
farmers away from each other.

“You can smell the fuel in the
air,” the official said on condi-
tion of anonymity, in line with
briefing regulations. "We don't
want to have a situation where
the olive harvest is setting off
the atmosphere again."

At times; there's also lack of
coordination within, the mili-
tary. : "aes wees,

In the village of Naalin this
month, near Israel's separation
barrier, border police fired tear
gas and stun grenades as vil-
lagers and volunteers tried. to
reach a grove. The army had
given a permit for the Naalin -
harvest but apparently not
briefed the-border police, said
Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rab-
bis for Human Rights. Several
Israelis were injured and three
detained, he said. » —

’ The Palestinian olive harvest
falls about 5 to 10 percent short
of its potential every year
because of settler violence and
Israeli restrictions, estimated
Palestinian economist Samir
Hleileh. Israel requires permits
for villagers who have land in
the roughly 10 percent of the
West Bank swallowed up on the
"Israeli" side of the barrier.

Eighty percent of the people
who used to work these lands
no longer get permits, according
to U.N. monitors.

Mohammed Jabareen, may-
or of the village of Taibeh,
which has 250 dunams (60
acres) of land beyond the bar-
rier, said landowners have
received permits, but not all of
the workers needed for the har-
vest. The army says it's issuing

-extra permits during the har-

vest.
~ Some are trying to improve
output by teaching farmers how
to grow premium oils for
export. Industrialist Bassem
Khoury has invested in a pre-
mium oil storage facility with
30 steel vats, even though busi-
ness prospects are uncertain.
“To me," he said, "the olive

tree is a symbol of Palestine."

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Daraghmeh in Azmut. ,

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Oscar Tulio Lizcano, 62, was
rescued early Sunday in a rural
part of Choco province in west-
ern Colombia, said Henry
Murillo, governing secretary of
Caldas province, where the ex-
lawmaker was. originally
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Martha de Lizcano wept
upon being told of her hus-
band's rescue.

"It's been-eight years of great
suffering,” she told local media
outlet Caracol.

Colombian police and mili-
tary did not release details of
the operation to free Lizcano
from the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
_ A press conference with
Defense Minister Juan Manuel
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cue was scheduled for later
Sunday in the city of Cali.

Lizcano was transported to
Cali for a medical examination
since his health ts delicate,
Cesar Velasquez, a spokesman
for the president's office, said in
a telephone interview.

Lizcano, an economist, was
abducted on August 5, 2000, in
the village of Riosucio in Cal-
das province, northwest of the
capital, Bogota.

At the time of his kidnap-
ping, he was a Conservative
Party's representative in Con-
gress.

His freeing follows the July 2
high-profile military rescue of
former presidential candidate
Ingrid Betancourt from the
hands of the PARC,

Military intelligence agents
freed 15 rebel-held hostages —
including the French-Colom-
bian Betancourt — by posing
as aid workers on a mock
humanitarian mission that
rebels were told would ferry
their hostages by helicopter to
another camp for talks on a
prisoner swap.

The hostage rescue was a
major blow to Latin America's
last remaining major rebel
arniy.

In April, the FARC had
released a so-called "proof-of-
life" video of Lizcano in which
the pleaded with Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez to do
"the utmost to get us out of
here because we are rotting in
the jungle."

@ By HABIB KHAN
Associated Press Writer .

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) —
Troops fought Taliban militants
in separate battles in northwest-
ern Pakistan on Sunday, killing
11 in an insurgent stronghold
overlooking the Afghan border,
an official said.

Jamil Khan, the No. 2 gov-

ernment representative in Bajur,
said eight fighters died and sev-
eral others were, injured when
helicopters and artillery shelled
several areas Sunday morning.
_ Three more insurgents died in
a gunbattle at a checkpoint in
Tang Khata, a village supposed-
ly under the control of security
forces, Khan said. Khan said
there were no troop casualties
in either battle.

USS. officials have praised the
two-month offensive in Bajur, a
tribally governed region consid-
ered a possible hiding place for
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida
No.2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

Pakistan's army launched the
offensive after officials declared
ita "mega-sanctuary" for Tal-
iban and al-Qaida militants who
had set up a virtual mini-state
and were funneling fighters over
the mountainous border into
Afghanistan.

On Saturday, the military
escorted reporters to Loi Sam, a
strategic town captured earlier
in the week from militants.

The town sits on the intersec-
tion of roads linking Bajur with
the Afghan border and several
neighboring areas. of Pakistan.
Military commanders say its fall
will severely disrupt militant
operations.

The operation has caused
severe hardship for residents in
the already impoverished region.
Almost 200,000 people have fled
the fighting, many to rough
camps in Pakistan’ and
Afghanistan.

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road from the main town of
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lion in sales revenues is “antic-
ipating” obtaining all final Min-
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its Bahamian developer telling
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projects.

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Canada is probably the most
Stringent lender of the three
Canadian banks here, and for
them to endorse our develop-
ment is pretty comforting,” Mr
Kinsale told Tribune Business.

“Obviously, you look at your
business plan and think it’s
great, but when the bank vest it,
that’s the true test.”

BISX-listed FINCO, Royal
Bank’s mortgage lending arm,
will be providing prospective

* homeowners at The Balmoral

with financing. “Right now,
we’re anticipating having final
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-sion itself will be bonded. We’ve

already pushed through the
roads, which is permitted.
We’ve just not started the infra-
structure yet until we get every-

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Mr Kinsale said The Bal-:

moral, which will feature sev-
eral hundred town homes and
condominiums, plus 70 single
family lots, would cost “some-
where in the range of $55-$60
million to construct”. °

The target age group demo-
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26-45 years-old, with The Bal-
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residents — as opposed to sec-

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SEE page 8B

Bahamas attorney targeted in ‘murder for hire’ scheme

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN attorney
was targeted in a kidnapping
and murder-for-hire plot over
the same alleged $175 million
investment scam that has result-
ed in two Canadians being
charged for trying to kill a
Freeport-resident businessman.

The alleged role played by
the attorney, whose name is
known to Tribune Business but
cannot be disclosed for legal
reasons, was contained in an
affidavit filed to support the US
government's case against the

= two accused by an Immigration

and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) agent.
Nicholas Djokich, 57, of Cal-

$100m worth
of Freeport
investments
suffer delay

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE court injunction, and
subsequent stay on its discharge,
that prevented Roddie Fleming
from acquiring the Hayward
family trust’s 50 per cent stake
in the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) holding
company has prevented some
$100 million in investment cap-
ital from flowing into Freeport
at a time when it is most need-
ed, the British banker’s consul-
tants said.

Rob Millard, director of inter-
national business at Grand
Bahama-based Global Fulfill-
ment Services, told Tribune
Business that his company had
taken a conservative ‘back-of-
the-envelope’ look at where
Freeport might be now if the
Fleming purchase had been
completed before the injunc-
tion was imposed some 15
months ago in August, 2007.

“We looked at money that
would have come into the
island, to Bahamian businesses
and been spent — hard cash,”
Mr Millard told Tribune Busi-
ness. “It’s about $100 million.”

The ‘assessment, which
looked at where Mr Fleming
and the GBPA “would be” if

theit purchase had gone |

through immediately, examined
a number of areas at the heart
of the UK banker’s proposed
business plan for Freeport’s
future growth and development.

“The Skills Centre was right

SEE page 7B

Accused alleged he played key role in $175m investment scam

gary, and Eginardo Deangelis,
72, of La Salle, Quebec, alleged-
ly hired someone - who turned
out to be an undercover US
immigration agent — for $40,000
to kidnap and kill Richard
Devries, a Canadian attorney
and businessman living in
Freeport.

Yet the affidavit from ICE
agent Derek Dunn alleged that
the attorney, who is a Bahamian
national, played a key role in
managing a company at the cen-
tre-of-the-claimed investment
scam.

Mr Dunn alleged: “Djokich

‘extensively discussed the basis

for his dispute with Devries and

[his partner, William Lenz]. He
indicated that he and others
invested money with a company
that Devries and Lenz owned,
and that they were guaranteed
that they would not lose money,
and that their investment capital
would always stay in a specified
account.

“He stated that it was a scam,
and that Devries and others,
including a director of the

-investment company named

[the Bahamian: attorney]: were

trading with his money and'con- ©

tinued to take new investment

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were others he wanted to attend
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* Chairman says: 2008,
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BAHAMAS Supermarkets
chairman has ‘ ‘emphatically”
denied rumours sweeping t
capital markets and grocer
tradethat its net loss for fiscal

2008 will be as high as $18

lion, telling Tribune Business t

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ure.
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not $18 million”.

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m@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL

Tribune Business Reporter _

CHE Ministry of Tourism will be
sending some 600,000 birthday and

anniversary cards to visitors as part of

its plans to put the message out that it
is better to vacation in the Bahamas,

Speaking at the third annual Exuma
Business Outlook conference, tourism
minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace
said the Ministry intends to use the
vast amount of information it receives



from its exit surveys to promote the
Bahamas.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said that
starting last Friday, the Ministry was
starting to send its visitors birthday
cards and anniversary cards, with
offers and incentives to return to the
Bahamas.

The minister pointed out that one
business category that has. remained
fairly consistent for the Bahamas,
despite the global economic down-

turn, is the destination weddings and

BUSINESS

honeymoons market due to the long
lead time involved in planning those
events,

The Ministry of Tourism is also
launching a massive e-mail campaign,
where it will be sending persons A,B,C
or D messages with special offers if
they make a trip to the Bahamas.

And the minister himself will: be
personally promoting the number of
international companies which do
business here.

“Lve got a list of all of them, and

a aa

will be contacting them to encourage
them to have their business’s meet-
ings and events here. We have all this
information and we need 4o use it.
Why aren’t we partnering with our
banks and companies, to encourage
them to have their affiliates come to
the Bahamas?” Mr Vanderpool-Wal-
lace asked.

Noting the current economic cli-
mate and the decline in tourism arrival
numbers, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said
there were still persons interested in



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travelling and who were travelling,
and the Ministry needed to target its
efforts to attract those persons.

He added that the Ministry’s biggest

‘ success measurement will be in the

number of persons willing to recom-
mend the Bahamas as a destination
to their family and friends.

“Every single day that goes by, anc
we have people who are not willing
to recommend the country to othe1
people, then we have failed,” Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace said:

The Bahamian Stock Market

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& mt By RoyalFidelity Capital close at $14.15. FOCOL Hold- COMPANY NEWS two core businesses of commer- BR CPOSING SEs VOL CHANGE
Markets ings (FCL) was this week's vol- . Earnings Releases: cial real estate rentals and the
IT was a moderate trading ume leader, with 22,000 shares RND_ Holdings (RND) _ TicketXpress business in order to “AML $1.71 $- 0 3.01%
_ weekin the Bahamian stock mar- __ trading. Its share pri¢e decreased _ released its unaudited financial maximise their total earnings . BBL $0.89 $- 0 4.71%
‘et, with investors trading in six by $0.19 or 3.65 per cent, ending __ results for the first quarter ended __ potential. BOB $7.64 $- 0 -20.50%
out of the 24 listed securities. Of | at a new 52-week low of $5.01. May 31, 2008. RND reported a Total assets and liabilities stood BPF $11 80 $. 0 000%
these, two saw their. stocks Colina Holdings (Bahamas) net profit of $63,300 versus a net — at $11.8 million and $4.7 million BSL $14.60 $ 0 0.00%
advance and four declined. (CHL). followed with:16,575 profit of $9,700 for the same com- __ respectively. BWL. $3 49 $- 0 4.64%,
shares, its stock declining by $0.02 parative period in 2007, } fies sawn
EQUITY MARKET - to also end at a new 52-week low Gross margin stood at Investment Tip CAB $14.15 $40.01 5,000 17.43 %
A total of 57,091 shares — of $2.83. FAMGUARD Corpo- $383,900, representing an increase Putting Market Volatility CBL $7.28 $+0.01 11,516 -13.64 te
changed hands, representing a — ration (FAM) declined the most — of $15,700 or 4.28 per cent. Total into Perspective CHL $2.83 $-0,02 16,575 -10.16%
. slight decline of 3,615 shares or6 this week, its stock dropping by operating expenses declined by Any sharp decline in the stock CIB $11.60 | $- 0 -20.55%
per cent versus last week's trading $0.26 or 3.23 percent ona volume $28,300 or 10.3 per cent to markets is often accompanied by CWCB $2.21 $-0.36 : 0 -56.15%
yolume of 60,706 shares. of 1,000 shares. Freeport Con- $246,000, versus $274,800 in 2007, | dire newspaper headlines, with = DHS_ $2.77 $- 0 17.87%
Commonwealth Bank (CBL) — crete (FCC) also decréased this © due primarily to a decline in words of turmoil or crisis. Buta .' FAM $7.80 $-0.26 1,000 8.33%
and Cable Bahamas (CAB) were — week to a new 52-week low of _ salary expense. ‘more accurate word would be FBB . $2.37 $- 0 -10.57% -
the only two advancers of the ~ $0.36, declining by $0.04 or 11.11 For the most-recent quarter, ‘normal’, »'\) FEC — $0.36 $-0.04 1,000 -53.25%
week. Some 11,516 shares in — percent with 1,000 shares trading. earnings per share stood at-$0.01 The average investor will like- FCL $5.01 $-0.19 22,000 -3.28%
CBL traded, rising by $0.01 to : versus $0 in comparison to the — ly benefit from a brief timeout to FCLB $1.00. $- 0 0.00%
end the week at $7.28. CAB saw. BOND MARKET prior year. . reflect and figure out what to do FIN $12.00 $- 0 -7.34%
trading in 5,000 of its shares, its No notes traded in the Bahami- RND said the company's short- next. The international markets, ICD $8.20 hoe. 0 13.10%
stock also gaining by $0.01 to an market this week. term strategy is to focus on its particularly the US, have seen sig- ISI $11.00 $- 0 0.00%
nificant volatility over the last few PRE $10.00 $uc4 0 0.00%
months. While market declines ,
are bound to be unsettling, DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

volatility is a normal part of
investing.

From a local perspective, a
review of FINDEX, an index of
Bahamian publicly traded com-
panies, shows that fluctuations

- are simply par for the course.
Even significant declines are not
unusual. There have been
declines in the history of Bahami-
an stocks since records began dur-
ing the 1994 to 2007 period.

This includes the 2000-2002
bear market, which was the most
severe downturn yet. Market
declines have been followed by
even greater recoveries. In other
words, the stock market moves
in short-term cycles, but the long-
term trend is up. In fact, the
FINDEX has posted an average
annual return of 16 per cent over
the 14 years ending December
31, 2007.

¢ Consolidated Water Company BDRs (CW: CB) has declared
a quarterly dividend of $0.013 per share, payable on November
7, 2008, to all shareholders of record date September 30, 2008.

¢ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) has declared a quarterly dividend*
of $0.006 per share, payable on November 11, 2008, to all share-
holders of record date October.31, 2008. ~

PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERINGS:

e FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced that it will be extend-
ing the deadline of its private placement offering. The pre-
ferred shares will be paying a dividend rate of prime + 1.75 per
cent, payable semi-annually.





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Minister reassures over FAA airport audit concerns

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

TOURISM and Aviation
Minister, Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, has reassured the avi-
ation industry that his ministry
will do everything in its power
to ensure the Lynden Pindling

_ International Airport (LPIA)
retains its Category 1 status fol-



@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business

Reporter

EXUMA has suffered from
an almost doubling in the home
foreclosure rate and a decrease
in the population, causing the
president of.the island’s Cham-
ber of Commerce to demand
to propel its economy forward.

Reginald Smith told persons
attending the island’s third
annual Exuma Business Out-
look conference that the rate
of foreclosures had almost dou-
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If the Bahamas does not pass
this audit and is downgraded to
a Category 2 status, it would
mean that while the FAA
would allow flights from LPIA
into the US, it would not allow
this country to expand airline

routes into and from the US. °

This is something that would
have a detrimental affect on the

employment have left either
due to a lack of work or the

high cost of living on Exuma. |

“It is visibly slow,” he said of
the Exuma economy, pointing
out that the island has lost the
Delta. Airlines Atlanta to
Georgetown direct flight, and
was dependent on a single ship-
ping carrier to service the island
from the US. ,

Still, Mr Smith said he would
like to see the island trans-
formed and launched as the
next hot destination in the
Bahamas, with a new and
improved Georgetown.

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numbers. «

It was early 2001 when the
FAA last cited the Bahamas for
failing to comply with interna-

‘tional standards for oversight
of its airline industry, and gave
the Bahamas a Category 2 rat-
ing.(down from Category 1),
saying it fell short in several
areas.

in home foreclosures

has: centred on the develop-
‘ment .of New Providence/Par-
adise Island and Grand
Bahama. However, he pointed
out that Exuma was able to
attract a different type of clien-
tele.

Mr Smith said that if this was
to be achieved there also need-
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Speaking at the third annual
Exuma Business Outlook con-

ference, Randy Butler, presi-

dent of private airline Sky

Bahamas, said LPIA was about -

to undergo a new FAA audit.
He expressed concern that giv-
en the currént state c* “he air-

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ness.

“It’s not enough to want a
job; we have to want a way of
life,” he added.

Mr Smith said Georgetown
desperately needed a new and
improved port area, and called
on the Government and rele-
vant authorities to invest as
much as possible --and to a

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the areas that need addressing
would require laws and regula-

tions being put in place. He.

added that many of the regula-
tions at LPIA are simply out of
date and irrelevant for 2008.
Mr Butler said, for example,
that domestic passengers were
paying the facility user fees to
fund security measures cur-
rently only implemented in the
international terminals.

‘The FAA looks at whether a .

country has properly qualified
inspectors, accurate mainte- ’
nance records and safety checks
among other things

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remarks, Mr Vanderpool —Wal-
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mer’s ever simply by providing
what the customer wants.

Mr Bowe explained that
there were still wealthy persons,

who will not be affected by the .

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close up. What are people sup-
posed to eat if everyone is
closed? I-am opened 363 days of
the year, closed only on Good
Friday and Christmas Day,” he

added.

Mr Bowe said his business
was able to sustain itself
through a slow season because
he was able to cater to an
increasing European clientele.

“The one thing I have learnt
about the Europeans is that
when they come to eat, they are
interested in dining, and so they
will eat a very large meal, unlike
the Americans who want a
quick bite. Europeans are not
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been the slower, tourism
months, and said persons in the
industry needed to ensure that
when times were good they put
aside something to tide them-
selves over during the shower
periods.

In talking to- his guests, Mr
Bowe said Exuma could cer-
tainly benefit from exclusive
coffee shops, cafes and cigar
bars.

He also touched on the idea
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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
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OCTOBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
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November 2008, to allow time
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relating to the case.
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his New Hope Holdings com-
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court-appointed receivership —
at least temporarily — after his
main financial backer alleged

~ they defaulted on repaying $23-

$24 million worth of loans.
Attorneys acting for Ameri-

‘can investor Tony Gonzalez, of

Gonzalez & Co, obtained a

Mareva Injunction to freeze the -

New Hope’s assets, which
included the Port Lucaya Mari-
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plus the Grand Bahama Yacht
Club and significant parcels of
surrounding land.

It is understood they are
alleging that he lent $23-$24



~ million, secured by two promis-
sory notes, to Mr Olsen and
New Hope Holdings to finance
the acquisition of the Port
Lucaya Marina and associated
properties, but this has not been
repaid. They are also claiming
he financed other obligations
of New Hope Holdings.

Yet Mr Olsen and his own
attorneys will vigorously con-
test both the default allegations
and seek to overturn the injunc-
tion at the earliest possible
opportunity.

Tribune Business under-
stands that Mr Olsen’s side is
alleging that responsibility for ,
any loan repayment default lies
squarely with Mr Gonzalez.
They are claiming that he failed
to live up to several obligations,
one of which was to provide
New Hope Holdings with $12
million in working capital — over
and above the initial purchase
price - to fund its operations. ,

This, Mr Olsen is alleging,
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Saturday, October 23" 2008
National Craft Week Church Service:
Hillview 7" Day Adventist Church
Tonique Darling Highway
Honoree: Mrs, Pear! MeMillian, Centurion,
Straw Vendor
Monday/Tuesday ~ Oct. 27" -28"
Visil to High Schools
‘Two day Training Program ~ Decorative
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SuperClub Breeze- West Bay St.
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6:30 a.m. Bahamas ‘At Suntise~ Live
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Keynote Speaker : The Rt, Hon, Hubert A.
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1:00 p.m, Royal Bahamas Defense Foree
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2:00 pan. Baitle of the Bands ~High School
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1:00 p.m, PathFinders Marching Band
2:00 pan. Voices of Praise Gospel Group
3:00 p.m. Royal Bahamas Police Force
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$100m project eyeing

FROM page 1B

ond home buyers — at price
points Mr Kinsale believes com-
pare favourably with competi-
tive developments in western
New Providence.

“There’s not really a lot out
west in terms of gated commu-

nity options in the young, pro-
fessional, fist-time buyer mar-
ket we are targeting,” Mr Kin-
sale said. “I feel we have a sig-
nificant niche.” The family lots
will be priced at $250,000.

The town homes were set to
have an average price of
$350,000, he added, which stood
up well alongside the $500,000

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In addition, The Balmoral
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Develop

Mr Kinsale said The Bal-
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home units to start with, and
added: “We’re not in a rush to
sell these things. Our last pro-
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this one will, too. We have a
five-year build-out plan on the
town homes.

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mouth and people driving by.
It’s been very strong, and we’re
still fielding calls from people.”

The Balmoral will encompass
the Sandford Drive property
formerly known as High Tor,
which is located just to the east
of the US Ambassador’s resi-
dence. Mr Kinsale and his part-
ners acquired it from the Tom-
linson family, one of whose
members was the former Cana-
dian Ambassador to the
Bahamas.

When completed, the project
will include the Mark Knowles
Tennis Academy, a “totally ren-
ovated” 17,000 square foot club-
house (the existing High Tor
property), a pool, children’s
pool, children-friendly outdoor
playsets, games room for adults,
entertainment room, and super-
vised children’s room with com-

30-day final approvals

puters.

“The home will be a private
club similar to Old Fort Bay,”
Mr Kinsale said, “which will be
available to residents as well as
non-residents. What we’re try-
ing to provide is where you can
come with your family in a con-
trolled, secure environment.”

As for the key to success in
real estate development, Mr
Kinsale added: “You really
have to add value. That’s our
motto — not to get too greedy

' and add as much measurable

value as you can.

“The customer is going to get
a little more savvy, and our
clients are very demanding.
There’s always been a shortage
of available land here, and that’s
what’s saved us” from experi-
encing similar turmoil to the US
property market. °

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

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PARK ROW HOLDINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

on the 20th day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

OPPORTUNITIES DRAGON LIMITED

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

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dissolution of POLYTEC INVESTMENT HOLDING
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been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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ORANGE HILL GROUP LTD.

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(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ORANGE HILL GROUP 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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WHITE VALLEY LILLIES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

HILLTOP BILLOWS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2008. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, —

Bahamas.

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(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

LAVINIA ALPINE CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

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BURNT OAK LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
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on the 15th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P- O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 PAGE 7B



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FROM page 1B

at the top,” Mr Millard said of

Mr Fleming's proposed entre-
preneurial and workforce skills
training academy.

Adding that the Skills Cen-
tre had been identified by
Grand Bahama business and
community leaders as being
among the island’s most press-
ing needs, Mr Millard said: “We
would have liked to have the
Skills Centre completed by now.
What we would have anticipat-

ed right now‘is for the entre--

preneurial and skills training
centre to be up and running in
temporary premises, much like
Ross University is doing. The

“centre itself would have been
half-built.”

Given that the Skills Centre’s
construction costs were esti-
mated to be $30 million, Mr
Millard said a 50 per cent build-
out would have meant some $15
million being pumped into the
construction industry and wider
Grand Bahama economy by
now.

As for other projects, Mr Mil-
lard said Fleming had hoped the
new non-US international ter-
minal at the Grand Bahama
International Airport would
also have been half-built by
now, opening up the island to
European business and leisure
travellers.

While Hutchison Whampoa,
Port Group Ltd’s 50/50 partner
in the Grand Bahama Interna-
tional Airport Company, had
pegged the proposed terminal’s
construction costs at $23 mil-
lion, Mr Millard said he and
Fleming felt it was more than
that, based on similar airport
investments elsewhere in the
Caribbean.

Global Fulfillment Services

had previously projected the -

non-US international terminal
would cost between $75 million
to $100 million to construct.
Taking the bottom figure, and
dividing that by two, indicated

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FROM page 1B



ICE had been tipped off
about the plot by an informant,
who had allegedly been
approached. by Djokich and
asked whether he was “willing
to travel to the Bahamas to kid-
nap Devries and force Devries
to wire transfer as much of the
money as possible back to him.

“Djokich told the informant
that after the money was wired,
he did not mind if the informant

that a further $37.5 million in
construction spending could
have been pumped into Grand
Bahama by now.

Emphasising that the poten-
tial investment had not been
lost, but simply delayed, Mr
Millard said Fleming would also
have hoped to progress to a 20
per cent build-out on Phase
One of its international financial
centre plans.

“That’s probably another $15
million worth of construction
that would have happened,” he
said, adding that Mr Fleming’s
plan to focus the centre on
international commerce and
capital markets could not be
better timed given the current
global turmoil and search for
more transparent, better-regu-
lated jurisdictions.

Tied into the international
financial centre plans was the
need to address the “huge
shortage” of upscale housing
for high net worth individuals,

’ financial executives and their

families on Grand Bahama.

If Mr Fleming and the GBPA
had managed to construct 100
units targeted at this market, as
they had intended to do before
the injunction, Mr Millard said
that priced at $250,000 each,
another $25 million in con-
struction spend would have
been generated.

And if 50 new, high income

‘families had been attracted to

Grand Bahama within that time

period, Mr Millard said they
would have each spent an esti-
mated $7,500 per month on
items such as rent and school
fees. That translated into
$375,000 per month, or $2.25
million over six months.

Impacts

Mr Millard added that his cal-
culations only looked at direct
spending impacts, and did not
account for the secondary or
money multiplier effects as each
dollar of spending circulated

‘within Freeport. The impact, he

added, would have been “far-
reaching”.’

“T’ve seen such-a deteriora-.

tion in the island. This place is
in agony,” Mr Millard said. “If
Mr Fleming had been here in

August, 2007, he would have |

been able to alleviate the cash
flow problems, provide more
funding to Ginn, and provide
guarantees to Bahamian retail
banks to help businesses not
able to access credit. With an
extra $100 million coming into
the island, businesses would not

-have to lay people off.”

He added: “He’s [Mr Flem-
ing] not 1 per cent less deter-
mined to complete this deal
than he was a year ago. We’re
going to see that money [$100
million] at some point in the
future.

“But instead of being in the
pre-planning stages, we would

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IBC N° 99,272 B
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(a) of the International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000,
Blueprint Media Enterprises Limited 1s in dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the above-named Company 1s
required on or before the 25th August 2008 to send their name,
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the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from the
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be very much finished with the
first tranche of projects, and be
picking up speed. Absolutely
critical is the nature of the
GBPA as a regulator. That reg-
ulator, to attract the kind of
capital he’s looking at, has to
be absolutely beyond reproach,
have the highest standards of
corporate governance and no
conflicts of interest, in that per-
sons working in the regulator
cannot be owning businesses or
investments. °

“That’s the prime reason why
Fleming wants. to buy 100 per
cent of the GBPA, as not every-
one is aligned with that aspira-
tion.” ,

Mr Millard added that Mr
Fleming would also have want-
ed to complete by now the
strategic environmental assess-

ment for all Grand Bahama,
plus feasibility studies for the
proposed oil refinery and liq-
uefied natural gas (LNG) ter-
minal.

Tribune Business recently
revealed that Supreme Court
Justice Neville Adderley lifted
the stay on the order to dis-
charge the injunction preventing
Mr Fleming from proceeding
with the $100 million purchase
of the 50 per cent Interconti-
nental Diversified Corporation
stake held by Seashells Invest-,
ments, an investment vehicle
owned by the Sir Jack Hayward
family trust.

When asked what was hap-
pening now, Mr Millard said: “I
just know they’re busy with
their due diligence, and hope-
fully there will be an announce-

ffer delay

ment soon.”

However, the muddy waters ~
at the GBPA would not neces-
sarily be any clearer in terms of
ownership, as even if the pur-
chase went through, Mr Flem-
ing would find himself as a 50/50
partner with the late Edward St
George’s estate. The estate has -
made it clear it does not want to
work or partner with Mr Flem-
ing. .

Meanwhile, Mr Millard said it
was “absolutely critical” for
Freeport to cement its econom-
ic competitiveness’ now given
that the long-term scenario was
“not promising at all” given the
likelihood that the US and
Cuba would normalise relations,
opening up the latter to Amer-
ican tourists at some point in
the future.





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took Devries fishing and he
never came back.”

The informant was given a
photograph of Devries and his
home address in a gated com-
munity in Freeport, which ICE
investigators found to be accu-
rate. Devries was.alleged by Mr
Dunn to have been-a principal ‘

in, several investment compa- °

nies, including entities called Judgment Debtor:

Koan Investment Corporation. Alexander Smith
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Premier Importers Limited

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ICE agents were also provid-
ed with the documents Djokich
gave the informant, including
the claim that his company,
Astral Enterprises, entered into
an investment agreement with a
company called GSF Ltd. That
agreement, in turn, was based
on a contract between Mr
Devries’ Koan Investment Cor-
poration and GSF Ltd.

The agents also obtained
copies of investment agree-
ments between GSF Lid, which
the Bahamian attorney alleged-
ly managed, and Koan Invest-
ment Corporation.

The alleged plot to kidnap
and kill Mr Devries started. in
Montreal, included multiple
meetings in Boston and an
August JJ, 200%, meeting at a
Starbucks in Williston where |

the ICE agent was piven a ‘ : .
$10,000 cash down payment, it Vehicles can be viewed from 7:30am
was alleged. to 4:30pm at Premier Importers,
St Albans Drive.

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Premier Importers Limited

Judgment Debtor:
Beverley E. Lewis
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The last meeting was on
October 15, 2008, at a restau-
rant at Logan Airport in
Boston, where Djokich alleged-
ly met with the undercover
agent to finalise the details of
the killing, which was to take
place in Florida.

The agent allegedly asked
Dyjokich, the only suspect pre-
sent, to clarify that he wanted
the target killed.

Bids must be in writing on or
before November 16th, 2008.

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Tenders are invited for a one [1] year contract for the making and
supplying of Uniforms for Security Officers, Screeners and
Firefighters of the Airport Authority as follows:

*Navy Blue Trousers with stripe down the side [male/female]
*Long Sleeve Navy Blue Jacket [male/female]

*Navy blue windbreaks with heavy lining - A/A Logo Patch
*Rain coats with hoods A/A Logo

*Female skirt with stripe down the side

*White shirts [long/short]sleeve
*Shoulder Patch |
*Shoulder Badges

Shoes [male/female]

Stockings

Socks

*Caps [male/female]

*Cap Badge

*Neck Ties ,

*Leather black belts 2" wide

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*Samples of the uniforms may be inspected at the Security Offices
located in the former Police Station, LPIA between the hours of
9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily Monday to Friday.

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Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes addressed to
the Actg. General Manager, Airport Authority, Lynden Pindling
International Airport and must specify "TENDER FOR
UNIFORMS". The Airport Authority reserves the right to
reject any envelope not properly addressed and/or not
specifying "TENDER FOR UNIFORMS". Faxed Tenders
will not be considered. The Authority also reserves the right
to reject any and all Tenders without assigning any reason[s].

Tenders must be received by Friday, October 31, 2008 no
later than 4 p.m.

Opening of Tenders will be held on Tuesday, November 4,
2008 in the Board Room of the Security Department at which
time-all bidders are invited to attend.



Public Utilities Commission

GER SESSA

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT (Ch. 304)
SECTION 6(S) |

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION
_ DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

THE TRIBUNE



FROM page 1B

86,000 square foot Bahamas
warehouse.

When contacted by Tribune
Business after this newspaper
was tipped-off about the talks,
Mr Wilchcombe confirmed that
he and Ms Bridgewater were in
negotiations to lease the prop-
erty and establish their own
logistics/distribution business,
in a bid to breathe new life into
a stagnating Grand Bahama
business environment.

Emphasising that no agree-
ment had been concluded, and
that Bahamians should not get
their hopes up just yet, Mr

Wilchcombe said: “We’re try- -

ing to find a way for Bahamians
to get jobs.

“It’s a building that’s sitting
there, with enormous potential

. to serve a whole range of local

suppliers with food, toys and
appliances. We sought a meet-
ing with the owners to see if it
was possible to acquire it, and
play a role in reinvigorating the
Grand Bahama economy.

“We are in advanced negoti-
ations, and we have a lease
agreement in place, which we
are now formalising...... This
is an opportunity we are seeking
to create. We are not engaged
with anyone else on this. We
are colleagues, friends. We have
a lot of people who are not
working, and at the end of the
day all Bahamians are going to
have to step in to play a role in
revitalizing the economy.”

BAHAMAS SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS

www.bahamasengineers.org

NOTICE

The Bahamas Society of Engineers will hosts its
Annual General Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday,
October 29, 2008 at M.A.B. House, Sixth Terrace,
Centerville (opposite Centeville Food Store)

AGENDA

I. REVIEW OF MINUTES OF THE LAST AGM
II. PRESENTATION OF THE ANNUAL REPORT
III. PRESENTATION OF THE ANNUAL FINANCIALS

IV. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Members are requested to be present and are re-
minded to ensure that their fees are current if they
intend to participate in the business meeting.

Refreshments will be served immediately follow-

ing the meeting.

‘For additional details, please contact Mrs. Grace
Sharma at 456-8408 or 364-3459, the President at
302-1215, or any other'member of the Executive. oa

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Mr Wilchcombe said he and
Ms Bridgewater had been hop-
ing to conclude the deal with
Associated Grocers within the
next week or two. If they were
successful, they hoped “to
immediately hire 50 people.

“Over the next few weeks, as
we grow and expand opera-
tions, we hope to hire 200 peo-
ple,” Mr Wilchcombe told Tri-
bune Business. “There are lots
of things we are looking at, and
are hoping to expand and go
beyond that.

“It’s a building sitting there.
It’s a good concept. They don’t
have any further need for that
property. We can take it, broad-
en the market and reduce the
cost of living.”

Sources close to the situation
had told Tribune Business that
Associated Grocers had been
seeking $12 million for an out-
right purchase of its Grand
Bahama warehouse, which cost
some $8 million to construct.

‘Rob Millard, the director of
international business at Grand
Bahama-based Global Fulfill-
ment Services, the consultant
to Roddie Fleming, also con-
firmed to Tribune Business that
the Associated Grocers ware-
house was “up for sale”.

This newspaper was told that
apart from Mr Wilchcombe and
Ms Bridgewater, another inter-
ested party was the Trinidadian -
conglomerate, Neal & Massey. ’
That company, through its pur-
chase of Barbados Shipping &
Trading (BS&T), is the largest
shareholder in BSL Holdings,
the buyout group which owns
a 78 per cent stake in Bahamas
Supermarkets, the holding com-
pany for the 12-strong City
Markets chain. ,

Given its role as City Mar-
kets’ operator, the Associated
Grocers warehouse would hold
obvious attractions for Neal &
Massey. It could use the facility
as a means to reduce costs, and
thus consumer prices, for the
Bahamian supermarket chain
by bringing in product to
Freeport directly.

Not only would it assist cash
flow by storing goods in a bond-
ed Freeport warehouse until
they were needed, thus reducing
up-front import duty payments,
but the Grand Bahama ware-
house would also enable Neal &
Massey to avoid US import and
export taxes by not having to
ship product through Florida.

oxen, Aad besides the Bahamas,
“=the warehouse could also fulfill

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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.gov.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 :

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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 5:00 PM on 10! November,
2008.

Dated 6" 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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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 , PAGE 98



Top politicians are seeking to take over Freeport business —

its original business model —
under Neal & Massey’s care —
by supplying the company’s oth-
er Caribbean supermarket
chains in ‘Trinidad and Barba-
dos.

When asked about the $12
million purchase price, Mr
Wilchcombe told Tribune Busi-
ness: “We are not in-that ball
park to purchase it immediate-
ly. We do have in our lease
agreement an option to pur-
chase if we are able to build a
business.” He was unaware of
Neal & Massey’s interest.

The former tourism minister
said he and Ms Bridgewater
wanted to conclude the agree-
ment with Associated Grocers
“in the shortest possible period
of time”. The pair were ensur-
ing they did it “the right way”
through obtaining all the nec-
essary Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) permits and
approvals.

Arguing that Bahamians
could not “sit and wait” for for-
eign direct investment to kick
start the economy, Mr Wilch-
combe said this nation needed
to follow the lead of others in
creating a burgeoning Bahami-
an-owned small business sector.
Currently, “we let other people
run the economy”.

“We want to step in and do
something in Grand Bahama,”
Mr Wilchcombe said. “That’s
my home. We really want to do
what we can. We’ve got to help
ourselves and find ways in
which Bahamians get.involved

in creating business and job

opportunities.”

As for the Grand Bahama
economy’s current health, Mr
Wilchcombe described it as
“very bad. It is the worst it has
ever been”. He added that
“thousands” of his West End



constituents were without work,
despite looking for jobs.

If Mr Wilchcombe and Ms
Bridgewater are to succeed,
they will have to develop a
strong retail/wholesale customer
base and secure supply chain.
It is critical that the Associated
Grocers warehouse, which was
owned by its International Dis-
tributors of Grand Bahama sub-
sidiary, succeeds because it was
the first venture to take physical
form in the Sea/Air Business

Centre.

And, furthermore, it was very
much the prototype model for
the logistics/transshipment/dis-
tribution hub that Freeport
seems ideally suited for. Fail-
ure would send a bad message

‘ to international investors and

businesses, with the Bahamas
losing the opportunity cost — the
‘what might have been’ —-
through Associated Grocers’
decision to exit.

That move, though, will come
as little surprise, given that
Calvin Miller, Associated Gro-
cers’ president and chief execu-
tive, had said earlier this year
that the company was placing
the Grand Bahama warehouse
and business plan ‘on hold tem-
porarily’. The sale move comes
almost one year after the ware-
house was officially opened,
with Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham in attendance.

Neither he nor Roy Deffler,
International Distributors’ pres-
ident, returned Tribune Busi-
ness calls seeking comment, but
it is highly likely that the com-
pany lost patience with long
wait for the Government and
Port Authority to amend their
licence and let the Freeport
warehouse sell directly to major
Bahamas-based wholesalers and
food store chains.

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The licence change was key
because the rationale for the
Freeport warehouse business
model had disappeared. It had
originally been designed as a
distribution/transshipment hub
that would allow Associated
Grocers to supply customers in
46 Caribbean and Latin Amer-
ican countries with product that
do not have to go through the
US, thus eliminating US
import/export taxes and: addi-
tional supply chain costs from
the LOSS nD eRe of con-
tainers.

However, Associated Gro-

cers has since developed its own’ .

bonded warehouse in Fort
Lauderdale, next to the major
ports and shipping companies,
which allows it to avoid those
taxes any way. It then sought
to supply the domestic Bahami-
an market from the Freeport
facility, believing that it had a
strong argument, given the rise
in food prices and general cost
of living. :

Mr Deffler had previously
told The Tribune that the
restriction preventing it from
selling any goods in the
Bahamas through Freeport

meant “the real positive impact -

will sadly be missed” in Grand
Bahama, New Providence and
other Bahamian islands.
He explained: “Most items
we procure from anywhere out-
side of the United States will

. stop in Freeport. To supply any

retailer located in the Bahamas,
the product must then be sold
and shipped to Florida to our
parent company, Associated
Grocers. Associated Grocers
would then re-load the item(s)
back on a container destined to
a retailer located in the
Bahamas.

“This entire process adds

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unnecessary costs to all retailers
of the Bahamas, and these addi-
tional costs are most certainly
born by you and I, the con-
sumer. All of our other retailers
throughout the Caribbean and
South/Central America will
benefit greatly, as we can dis-
tribute the product either direct-
ly from the manufacturer or
through our Freeport facility.”
- Speaking at the warehouse
opening, which took place just
over one year ago today, Mr Mr
Deffler had said: “Eventually,
our goal is to have.about 1.5
million square feet of ware-
house space and we could very
well become one of the eco-

‘nomic engines for Grand

Bahama.” He added: “We will
probably employ about 400 to
500. persons when we are all
done with the three phases of
construction.”

He had previously told The
Tribune that a major invest-
ment by the Chinese electron-
ics/industrial conglomerate,
CITIC, which had signed an
agreement with International
Distributors in June 2007, could
transform Grand Bahama into a
free trade zone rivalling the
Free Trade Zone in Panama.

CITIC had been planning to
construct warehouse and show-
room facilities at the Sea Air
Business Centre, on Grand
Bahama, the same site where
International Distributors is
located, turning the area into a
‘buyers emporium’. Potential
purchasers and buyers would
be attracted from across the
Western Hemisphere to come
to Grand Bahama, where they
would view a variety of Chi-
nese-made goods.

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said he was
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He denied that delays on the
government’s part had con-
tributed to the move, saying.
that the company’s circum- ,

stances had changed “$0 clearly °

the business opportunity \ was -

lost already”.

Mr Laing added that the pro."
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ther $2.5 million in equity capi- with greater speed and ques-
tal to boost cash flow and pay. tioned management more
down trade payables. aggressively”, in addition to
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CARIBBEAN CENTER FOR CHILD |
DEVELOLPMENT

The Caribbean Center for Child Development would like to
invite applications from qualified and experienced candidates
for the following vacancy, with immediate effect. Candidates
should hold the following qualifications including an
education/teaching certificate .

Teaching specialist in communication disorders: Position
duties include the selection of assessment tools and evaluate
children for speech/language delays and oral motor/feeding
difficulties. Design and implement a treatment plan according
to the needs of the children. Be able to provide training to the
child's family and school-based staff. .

Position Requirements: Masters degree or higher in speech-
language pathology, teacher certified, board certified, five years
experience working with disabled children in the school
environment, training in working with children with an autism
spectrum disorder and children who are hearing impaired.
Fluency in sign language a plus!

Last Name:. __ First Name:
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Teaching specialist In occupational therapy: Position duties
include providin veeey services to children from birth to 21
year of age. This individual performs evaluations, planning,
ntervention to a variety of children with disabilities including
developmental delay, sensory integration dysfunction, cerebral
palsy and children with autism spectrum disorders.

Position Requirements: Bachelors degree of higher in
occupational therapy/physical therapy, teacher certified, board
certified, five years experience working with disabled children
in the school environment. Specialized sensory integration
training a plus!

All interested candidates should apply as set out below by
letter, email or fax (864-5427) as soon as possible. Applications
MUST include the following:

letter of application

a personal statement

a full curriculum vitae,

either the names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax and
email numbers of three people who may be approached for
confidential professional references or the name and address
of the recruiting agency from which the candidate's
confidential dossiers may be obtained.

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Information on the position being offered may be obtained from
the undersigned.

Michelle Major-Sanabria, Ph.D., NCSP
Clinical Director

Caribbean Genter for Child Development
28 Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza
Harbour Bay Medical Center

Box SS-19407

Nassau, Bahamas

Email: mmajor@childproviderspecialist.org

No matter what your schedule re
let us be the first on your list.

Applications from unqualified candidates, applications arriving
without the full information requested, or applications received
after November Sth will not be considered.

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high heart. At this point South held

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14 Neutral, 16 Smooth, 17 Mascot,
19 Trait.

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Assume you, South, are declarer
at seven spades, and West Icads a
heart. How would you play the hand?

Your only ‘possible loser is your
fourth diamond. Obviously, if the
opposing, diamonds are divided 3-3,
you will be home free. But since a 3-
3 division is just slightly better than a
L-in-3 chance (36 percent), you have
cause for concern, and should there-
fore look for a way to improve your
chances,

the @ AK73 and @ J, while dummy
had the @ Q65 and # 87. East, in the
meantime, had been reduced to the
& K and @ J1084.

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spade jack, discarding a club trom
dummy, East had no safe discard, No
matter what he did, South would
score the rest of the tricks. Observe
that the same would be true if West
rather than East had held the length
in both clubs and diamonds.

Tomorrow: Bidding quiz.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 , PAGE 13B



Re: Last of the Big
Senders (Credit crunch)

TWENTY years ago Eddie Minnis
wrote a song about the finance man, but
nobody listened!

Credit has indeed been the downfall of
many people: and the merchants must
share a large portion of the blame. How
many flyers do we see with glossy pic-
tures of furniture and TVs and the cap-
tion: “Yours for only $75 per month!”
No price. No indication of the number of
months. No interest rate quoted. No indi-
cation of total interest payments.

The banks are also culpable, spending
as they do a lot of money advertising their,
credit facilities and credit cards. Do they
advertise interest rates and cost of bor-
rowing? Of course not!

Banks do not tell the punters that a

car loan of $30,000 for five years at nine
per cent (if you are lucky!) would cost
$7,365 in interest. Do people think about
that? Increase the rate to 12 per cent, and
the interest totals more than $10,000!

I believe there is a law in place obliging
car dealers to indicate the sale price on the
windshield of cars offered for sale, but
this is rarely honoured and I am sure,
never enforced.

Simple laws, properly enforced, could
do much to educate people. Minimum
deposits for credit transactions. A prohi-
bition against advertisements that offer
credit without disclosing, in at least 8pt
type, FULL details of the loan costs. This
would spread a lot of hardship around,
(car and furniture vendors would be hurt,
as would government, which collects vefy
substantial car taxes), but in the long term
the country as a whole would benefit.

Will it happen? Not a chance!
Kind regards,
Retired Banker -

THE story about the couple who gave

up their home together so they could buy |
a $36,000 car sounds too ridiculous tobe .

true, except that I know it happened
because I know the people involved. It
probably says better than anything just
how twisted and hopeless our values are.
As you say, a return to better days is long
overdue.

Dismayed Onlooker

I KNOW a 20-year-old who has a so-so
job with an insurance firm. I guess he
makes about $18,000 a year.

However, he sees a car’as essential. He
sees a laptop computer as essential. He
sees a cellphone and its associated expens-
es as essential. He sees a DVD player as
essential. And he sees his trailbike, which
he uses at weekends, as essential. None of
these things is essential. He needs to get a
life.

-JTT. Prince Charles

- YOU write about distorted values.
How about this? My brother pays his girl-

friend’s cellphone expenses, which can )

run to hundreds a month. He’s picking
up the tab while this airhead yatters on
endlessly to her equally airheaded friends.

x

“MAHATMA

INSIGHT

FEEDBACK



Are guys crazy or what?
Darlene (not my real name)

I HAVE a relative in the UK who
retired early from banking because he
could no longer tolerate the way they did
business.

When he started out as a young banker
in the 1960s, the banks were all about
service, offering a trustworthy refuge for
people’s hard-earned money. He began in
a tiny bank called District which, as years

went by, was merged with a bigger bank -

which, in turn, was swallowed by an even
bigger one.

As this process went on, the emphasis
changed from attending to people’ s needs
to exploiting customers at all costs, using
the bank’s strength to lead clients into
arrangements that were not always in
their best interests.

I have always felt that banks should be
under very tight regulations, and these
latest revelations confirm that belief.

Capitalist societies are all very well,
but they must be controlled, so that every-
one — not just the greedy few — benefit
from the generation of wealth.

T Welton (Expat)

Dear John,

I’ve missed your insightful Satins
recently. Please, whenever you are going
to be away from The Bahamas for any
length of time, inform your devoted and
fanatical fans, inclusive ot myself, that
you'll be away.

‘The last of the big spenders’ was one
of the best columns you have written in
recent times. Yes, here in this country we
have been living high on the hog for so
long that we think that it is automatically

something to which we are entitled by

God Himself.

The drug culture of the 70s and
80s ushered in an era where anybody and
everybody with a modicum of common-

~ sense of street smarts could pull in, legit-

imately or otherwise, big bucks with little
or no apparent consequences.

Living ‘large’, especially in the’ profes-
sional, political and business classes,
became the accepted and expected norm
of the day.

With the arrival of ‘hard times’ in The
Bahamas and the world, Bahamians are in
for a relatively rough ride. Many will fall
by the wayside and the rest will be rele-
gated to picking peas out of shaving
cream. The politicians, across the board,
are clueless:and whatever they attempt
to do will be a mere reactionary and
immatory reflex.

Government bailouts for Bahamians
who are accustomed to living large, with

piereye) ah (sy) Sau

5 fe RICE ae

‘taxpayers’ monies? Socialism or a stimu-

lus to the economy? Who are the eco-
nomic advisers to the FNM administration
and what are their qualifications? How
will we now be affected by the much cel-
ebrated and now executed European Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement (EPA)?
What will it cost The Bahamas, in terms of
legislation; Competition Commission and
Commissioners to comply with the neces-

“sities that will come? |

As a trained lawyer and an armchair
economist, I would strongly.advise the
average Bahamian to take stock of his or
her current financial status. Cut back on

- all unnecessary expenses; resolve to save

at least 25 per cent of whatever pay
cheque you may receive; eliminate all
‘sweethearts’; cut back on trips over to
the USA and, of course, find ways and
means to increase your productivity and
efficiency on the job or in your business
place.

It must always be remembered, how-

ever, that tough times don’t last but tough

people do. Ortland H Bodie Jr. survived
almost two decades of disbarment; surely,
I will thrive in this economic recession! To
God then, that Great Provider, in all
things, be the glory!

Ortland H Bodie, Jr

YOU are right. The financial crisis

could have many positive results, but only:

if it’s long and really hard. People need to
live differently and to those who need
glossy things to show off, I say this: Grow
up:

‘Ally’ McDonald

DID you know there is a woman who
drives around Nassau in a high-priced ’car
who actually has Louis Vuitton leather
upholstery with matching purse and hand-
bag? All this on an island where there is
nowhere to go and where the roads are -
as you so correctly pointed out - “more
cratered than a Flanders battlefield.”

Jan, Oakes Field

THE couple who bought a car for
$36,000 will probably pay $46,000 for it
before their ‘hire purchase’ arrangement
comes to an end.

- They can then sell it for $20,000, if

they’re very lucky.

Net loss: $26,000. Doesn’t make much
sense, does it?

Brian T, Nassau

¢ Do know any examples of,
irresponsible spending?

Fax 328-2398 or e-mail
jJmarquis@tribunemedia.net

FROM page 14B

strength disinfectants, deodorisers,
steamers and chemical foggers.

Dougherty now uses some of the lat-
est forensic sciences equipment. “We
have an expensive thermal imaging
camera. With infra-red rays we can see
traces of blood unseen by the human
eye. We can see where a body has lain
on a concrete floor. In one case an old
lady who lived in a terrible mess with 39
cats, died and was removed along with
33 of her pets. The thermal imaging
camera found six more dead felines in
the apartment. e

Joan is continually hiring new
recruits: “Most are off-duty policemen,
firemen and paramedics. But we turn
down more than 70 per-cent, They like
the big money they can earn. (About
$200,000 a year) Many of them can
stand the sight of blood but a lot lose
control when they see vomit or a dead
pet: It’s very hard work cleaning crime
scene areas while sweating in a hot haz-
mat suit, sucking in air in a respirator
while trying to see through a fogged
mask.”

In just a few years Joan Dougherty
has expanded from two employees to 18
dispatched by radio from headquarters.

Don McNulty and his Kansas City
company, Bio Cleaning Services of .

America, has expanded into three
American states.

“This may be the least known and
fastest growing of all businesses, “says
McNulty. “Humans have to clean up
after their dead. This is a new industry in
the modern world.”

McNulty says people learn how to
make bombs on the internet and it’s a
problem but, the internet is also the
greatest place to help new industries
form. “All our association members
confer every day on the Internet.”

Some cases he remembers well. “My
company murder-cleaned a rented
Kansas City home in which five men
were shot to death. Three were killed
first. The killer lived in the house for two
weeks with the bodies, then killed two

more men who came by before fleeing. .

A man was later arrested and is now

‘awaiting execution on death row.

“The landlord paid almost $3,000
for the clean-up. The five bodies lay
undiscovered for a week. And yet the
home of a young man shot in the head
with a big 357 Magnum a week earlier
took even more work.”

America’s murder cleaners have seen
it all, including bodies that lay undis-
covered for weeks and months on end.

Don McNulty says his worst case
was just such an ‘unattended’.

An 82 year-old man who lived by

“i himself died. i in his bathroom near
Kansas Cifys: Migs: “am-the-middle; of:
| S\aj £own business. We havea job,.a terrible

winters a
“He lay dead for ten days with the
thermostat turned up to 90 degrees

Abhi Se

Business is
booming for
Murder Cleaners

Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) until police were
notified and the body was removed. It
took’ a week to get the house back to
normal.” :

-Says McNulty: “It was hard to
breathe, and so unhealthy, even through

“my respirator, that I suffered from flu-
like symptoms for a week, had night-
mares for a year and have never gotten
over it.”

Sometimes the work is easy and weil
paid. Other times it’s the roughest job
imaginable but even then murder clean-
ers earn about $400 an hour.

Says Dougherty: “My most tragic
case was a 12-year-old’ boy who com-
mitted suicide with a shotgun in his
divorced mother’s bedroom when he
was home alone. I broke down and
cried.

“The mother was totally distraught.
In a suicide every survivor feels guilt
whether it’s deserved or not. What
could a 12-year-old boy be possibly
thinking of to take his own life?

“T see suicides every week. It is the
most terrible and selfish of all crimes
because the person who dies also-:mur-
ders the minds and hearts of the people
who love them for the rest of their
lives.”

' Don McNulty described just two
days in April in Kansas City: “First, a
man murdered his two children and
wife and a brother-in-law. Then he fled
to Nicaragua and killed himself there.
Four days later a nearby man shot his

. live-in girlfriend and her seven year-old
daughter, then their pet dog and finally
himself.”

Says Joan Dougherty in Florida:
“Some of my employees say they sense
the presence of souls around murder
scenes. And, if the killer has not been
captured, they lock themselves inside
a dwelling fearing he might return.”

Don McNulty founded a Trauma
Counselling Network to which anyone
involved in violent death is provided
free help. Many attending are police.
McNulty says he actually enjoys his
work and finds it fulfilling.

“T talk to the family of the dead at
the beginning. I hold them and cry with
them and somehow he’n © then
through the pain. When ij go nome a
night I sleep soundly, knowing I did
some good for those suffering so much
bad.”

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The stories behind the news





Business is homing
for are —

Mopping up
blood is all

inaday’s -

work for
thriving US
industry

@ By RON LAYTNER
Copyright 2008
Edit International

THE United States is facing so
many disasters - its biggest banks
and brokerage houses going broke
.or being taken over, Texas hurri-
cane losses, more than a million
homes lost to banks, killer torna-
does, crops drowned - that more

and more troubled people are:

committing suicide’ or resorting
to murder.

That’s why the strange US
Murder Cleaners industry is
booming.

Murder cleaning is a secretive
almost unknown American busi-
ness. The country has so. many
guns and violent deaths that more
than 100 of its biggest cities have
murder cleaners at work.

The US is not the most dan-

gerous place on earth. America °

with 300 million people has about
13,000 murders a year. South
Africa, with 47 million has 22,000.

We’ve all glimpsed murder

cleaners in the movies, pulling up
»in small, unmarked white vans in
films like La Femme Nikita and
Pulp Fiction.

They work for secret US gov-
ernment agencies and get rid of
bodies and ‘all traces of those
killed in the line of national inter-
ests;

In American real life gangsters
and serial killers still dispose of
bodies in the desert around Las
Vegas and in the Florida Ever-
_glades. Most are never found.

But in every US city local gov-
ernment or federal coroners do
legitimate body removal. The
murder cleaners come in next to
remove all traces of what hap-
pened.

The American industry was
pioneered by Joan Dougherty, a
petite middle-aged woman living

in-Fort Lauderdale, 20 miles north
of Miami. Violent death has made’

her wealthy and successful.

“A relative was killed about
25 years ago. I asked the police
who would clean it up and they
told me ‘You will. There’s nobody
else that does such a job.”



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ABOVE: Kansas City in Kansas
has five of these rather shocking
signs looking for work for murder
cleaners and Kansas City,
Missouriwill Soon have its own
signs. Owner Don McNulty
says:the signs bring in business,
fulfilling a need.

RIGHT: Joan Dougherty founded

,, the Murder, Cleaner industry
some 20 years ago. “I just clean
and clean and never concentrate

onthe entire subject of what | am
- doing or | would go crazy,” she
says. On the computer

- screen behind her is a closeup

of a suicide note written in

blood on a wall:

Members of companies like
Joan Dougherty’s. AA Trauma
Cleaning Service of Fort Laud-
erdale, McNulty’s American Bio
Cleaners of Missouri and Texas’
Houston Trauma Cleanup which

» ismade up of off-duty police offi-

«cers, do everything else.

They are part of the continent-
wide American Bio Recovery
Association with almost 100 mem-
bers.

The costs of restoring a site to

‘ pre-murder or suicide averages

about $3,000. It must be protected
against diseases carried by blood
and air - AIDS, hepatitis and
tuberculosis.

Blood saturated carpets, cur-
tains:or furniture are cut up, bro-
ken down, put in plastic-lined con-
tainers, dated and disposed of
within 30 days at special bio haz-
ard dumps where the material is
incinerated,

“When we are finished no-one
will ever find a single drop of
blood or piece of human tissue,”
says Dougherty proudly. “We
make it safe for people to move
back in.”

With the floods across the Mis-
sissippi basin affecting hundreds of





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mr Tri Ten il where'a body was on the floor

American towns industry work-
ers will be also be fighting mould
and damage in saving homes that
were’under water. ‘

Joan Dougherty and her col-
leagues in various American cities
enter crime scenes wearing ‘space
like’ level C protective suits made
of nylon with all ends taped over
and special rubber stockings inside
heavy rubber boots.

They wear a double set of rub-

ber gloves and breathe through a
full face respirator containing its
own oxygen supply. _

“T just detach myself. My head
tells me I am just going in and
cleaning. | would go crazy if I
focused on anything other. than
that,” Dougherty says. “T usually
go in these days to train new
recrujts. Most of my time is spent
getting contracts and dispatching

crews to crime scenes.”

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WHEN CALLED to this bloody crime scene, Murder Cleaners found a
congealed dried mess of blood covering this bathroom.

Sometimes Joan and her
employees even bring new evi-
dence to police investigations.
“We often find spent bullets inves-
tigators niissed hidden inside walls
or furniture. Murder weapons
such

as knives sometimes

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name

show up.”

For as long as it takes, Mur-

der Cleaners scrub and sanitise
the crime scene using industrial

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