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a BY MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter _

OUTRAGED bus drivers:

are refusing to service new
routes released by govern-
ment yesterday and called for
an alteration of the “nonsen-
sical” new fare scheme.
Officers and members of
the Public Transport Associa-
tion of the Bahamas (PTAB),
the largest bus company in
Nassau with about 180 buses,
have rejected routes released
by the Road Traffic Depart-
ment.claiming they show total
disregard for: passengers’
needs identified by PTAB.

During a press conference -

at PTAB's Edmira Plaza
headquarters.on Soldier, Road,
association president Reuben

Rahming said he was shocked |

by the routes that show no evi-
dence of the long negotiations
between PTAB and govern-
ment.

He said PTAB has been
working for years to identify
passengers’ needs and ser-
viceable routes, and although
their association relayed this
information to government

through daily negotiations,

their advice has been ignored.

~ Mr Rahming said: “These
new routes are either not prof-
itable or nonsensical. They do
not reflect what we did.

“We pushed the issue that .

new routes were needed, and

we researched them, but to’

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at least show the respect to
work in partnership with the
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These new routes are
either not profitable, or
nonsensical. They do not.
reflect what we did.

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have been rejected,” he said.
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drivers ‘will, not service the.

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Tribune Staff Reporter —

alowe@tribunemedia. net

Afoit week struggle lies ahead of eight
“Wyndham hotel, staff members who became
the latest at the property to fall victim to the

touristn downturn on Friday. .:

After a meeting between hotel management,
the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union (RBHCAWU) and the employees
themselves, it was decided that the cocktail
waitresses would be laid off for a month start-

ing Monday.

The meeting was the second in a week
between hotel management and the union, the
first having taken place on Monday. It ended

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Traffic Depatnent to rene-
gotiate.

PTAB's six proposed
routes designed to meet public
demand include’ the. 22a
around Cowpen Road, Mar-

shall Road and the new South

Vest Junior School, as well as

‘the’ 22b along East Street, and
another from Fox Hill to Sea

_ Breeze Lane.

Mr Rahming said: “The

persons in Marshall Road and

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without a (dees resolution on the workers’ fate.

The union was keen to have the Wyndham
Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace casino take
the staff back and yesterday Robert Sands,

vice president of external affairs for Bahamar,
said “that’s what’s been agreed.”
The.employees’ loss could translate into a

minor win for the remaining 15 waitresses,

weeks.

who may now experience. an increase in their
work hours, Mr Sands confirmed.

Last week, employees in the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort’s receiving department were. told
they would be temporarily laid-off for four

More than 40 line staff employees were made

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alowe@tribunemedia.net

CURRENT projections
have Hurricane Paloma being

downgraded. to.a Tropical:

Storm by the time it reaches

the Bahamas, but forecasters |
warn the islands to be pre->

pared for flooding as it may
stall'and dump rain for days.
Strong winds and heavy rain

could appear in the southern’.
- and central Bahamas. during:

Sunday while New Providence
could also get some showers
from the outer bands of the
storm over the weekend.

At 5.30pm last night the
16th named storm of the 2008
Atlantic hurricane season was

-35 miles south of the Cayman -

Islands located ‘at. 18.7 north
and 81.3 west. ~

Moving towards Cuba,
which has already suffered an
estimated $9 billion damage

’. in five storms including two
hurriganes this year, the cate-

gory two hurricane is expected
to strengthen toa category

’, three within the next 12 hours.

Reaching the east central

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day night early Sunday, it is
then forecast to weaken as it
heads north to the Bahamas

-— and then “things get

tricky.”

.What’s left of Paloma may
even come toa slow down
between Cuba and the
Bahamas early next week,”
said Bob Smerbeck, senior
with
Accuweather.com.

“Probably the earliest we
could see some winds.and rain
reaching the (central)
Bahamas would be during the
day. Sunday, out ahead of
Paloma.”

The central Bahamas
includes Exuma, Cat Island,
Long Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador. m

“So there’s going to be:

‘heavy rain that spreads north

across the Bahamas. Maybe -
people are hoping for a little

_ water for the cistern — they

could like this — but unfor:
tunately you could have some

_ flooding and some potentially

damaging winds as well,” said

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We are ready for storm,
says NEMA director

NEMA Director, Commander Stephen Russell, said
yesterday he is satisfied that his team and “all relevant
subcommittees” are prepared to “respond as necessary” to

Hurricane Paloma.

The hurricane, expected to be. a tropical storm by the
time it reaches the Bahamas with heavy rain accompanying
it, was swirling off the coast of the Cayman Islands last night

as a category two storm.

Commander Russell said that having met with the
National Disaster Committee yesterday morning he has
been assured that all relevant Government agencies have
“personnel on standby who would go into the islands to do
a rapid damage assessment” if needed in the wake of Palo-

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THE TRIBUNE



Last night for Islands of
the World Fashion Week |

Islands of the World Fashion Week
will draw to a close tonight, but there is
still time to buy tickets for the grand
finale.

The event has been held over the past
several days at the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel and the Atlantis Resort.

The event is intended to showcase the
work of established and new designers of
both garments and accessories either
based in or originating from the various
islands around the world, providing them
with a means to expose their designs to
international media, retailers, merchan-
disers and agents.

The event is endorsed by the United

Nations Educational, Scientific and Cul--

tural Organisation (UNESCO) due to





the concurrent promotion of the themes

of cultural diversity, the environment
and climate change, the education of
youth on HIV/AIDS, and poverty alle-
viation as they impact small, developing
island states.

The event will contribute financial sup-
port to work in these areas through the
charitable organisations of YouthAIDS
and the Small Island States Foundation.

Fashion Week has featured the work of
Nick Verreos, the noted designer behind

“the label Nikolaki. , , (

Nick Verreos is best known as one of
the breakout designers.from Bravo’s Pro-
ject Runway (second season), and winner
of the Barbie Challenge.

Launched in 2001, with his partner

David Paul, the line Nikolaki is carried in
stores such as Henri Bendel, Nordstrom,
Fred Segal, Diavolina, Aero & Co. and
Mushi Mushi.

Celebrities such as Marlee Matlin, Hei-
di Klum, Eva Longoria and Brenda
Strong of Desperate Housewives, Patri-
cia Arquette, Kathy Griffin and Nikka
Costa have all worn his creations.

So far this week, the British Colonial
and the Atlantis have been buzzing with
models strutting couture, ready-to-wear,
resort, swimwear, and accessories designs
from Barbados, British Virgin Islands,

Cuba, Fiji; Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica,.

Madagascar, St Lucia, St Vincent and
‘the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago,
and the Bahamas.

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Cole from the USA who will receive the
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Buyers and agents from boutiques and
major clothing stores in the USA and
Japan are in attendance, looking for that
unique and attention-grabbing collection
to acquire.

More 30 fashion editors, journalists,
television crews and fashion photogra-
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Ohama hailed
as man whom
black men

Can admire

â„¢ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE emergence of
Barack Obama, a dedicated
family man, as the next
leader of the United States
may inspire Bahamian men
to reassert themselves as
patriarchs of their families.

Rey Patrick Paul, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Christ-
ian Council, told The Tri-
bune yesterday that for a
long time, the image of the
idéal father who loves his
wife and children has been
absent from the black com-
munity.

Instead, he said, young
men have been mostly
exposed to the gang lifestyle,
illicit music lyrics, and other
elements which encourage
negative lifestyles.

Added to this, many chil-
dren in the country are
forced.to grow up without
the support of their fathers,
and can therefore be more
easily led astray, he said.

“Barack Obama stands as
a man who persons can
admire and one whose fami-
ly values can be modelled
after. There is no doubt that
Mr Obama’s success will
impact the next generation
of those who are growing up
without having a father in
their home,” Rev Paul said.

Dr Sandra Dean-Patter-
son, head of the Crisis Cen-
tre, said she understands

* that many local children

have been following the suc-
cess of president-elect Oba- _
ma. She said the first family-
to-be is “a great display of a
healthy family relationship.”

Mr Obama, she said, is not
only concerned about suc-
cess in terms of the election,
but also when it comes to his
family.

Dr Dean-Patterson also
noted that although it is

!_ good to stress the impor-

tance of a healthy, complete

i family, “it is also important

for persons to understand
that if they come froma sin-
gle parent family, it doesn’t
necessarily mean that they’
will have difficulties in start-
ing or maintaining their own
family as a complete and
healthy unit.”

She said as long as the
most influential parent is
one who is nurturing and
caring, but also supports or
allows for a child to interact
with the other parent, that
child should be able to
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© In brief

Shooting
victim, 25,
in ‘serious’
condition

A 25-year-old man from
Cowpen Road is in serious
condition in hospital after
being shot early yesterday
morning.

The.man was in the area of
Carmichael Road and Faith
Avenue yesterday at 4am
when an unknown gunman
approached firing shots from
a weapon. The Cowpen
Road man sustained gunshot
wounds to his neck and ,
head. He was transported to
hospital for treatment. Inves-
tigations are ongoing.

Man, 26, in
custody —
after drugs
discovery

A 26-year-old man was
taken into police custody at
Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport on Thursday
in connection with the pos-
session of $20,000 worth of
cocaine.

Officers of the Airport
Police Station at 10am on
Thursday apprehended the
suspect, a resident of Augus-
ta Street, after airport securi-
ty screeners carried out a
routine checkpoint search
and discovered the illegal
drugs. The security screeners
found one kilo of cocaine
strapped to the suspect’s
stomach. The man was
attempting to leave the
Bahamas for the United
States. The cocaine, which
was concealed in a yellow
taped package, has a local
street value of $20,000.

Augusta Street
Iman accused
of possessing
cocaine

“A 26-year-old Augusta
Street man was arraigned in a
Magistrate's Court yesterday
on cocaine possession charges.

It is alleged that Timothy
Gittens on Thursday, Novem-
ber 6, took preparatory steps
to export a quantity of cocaine
out of the Bahamas. It is also ~
alleged that he was found in
possession of.a quantity of
cocaine with intent to supply.

Gittens, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita :
Bethel at Court No. 8, Bank
Lane, pleaded not guilty yes-

terday to the charges. Accord- ~

ing to the prosecution, Gittens
was found in possession of two
and a half pounds of cocaine.
Gittens was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. His case was
adjourned to November 15 for
a report and fixture for hear-

ing.
Teenager admits:
drugs, weapons
allegations

AN 18-year-old youth of

Deveaux Street pleaded guilty ~

in Magistrate’s Court yester-
day to drugs and weapons
charges.

Jermaine H Taylor of
Deveaux Street pleaded guilty
yesterday to possession of an
unlicensed black Pierto Baret-
ta 9 mm pistol and eight live
rounds of ammunition. He
also pleaded guilty to posses-
sion of a quantity of marijuana
and cocaine with intent to sup-
ply. Taylor was arraigned
with 10 others also from
Deveaux Street, before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at Court
No. 8, Bank Lane, yesterday.
The accused were all repre-
sented by lawyer Roger Min-
nis. They pleaded not guilty to
the charges. Three of the 11
accused persons, including

Taylor, were not granted bail -

yesterday. The case was
adjourned to November 14.

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McCartney stands

LOCAL NEWS

y Mavado ban

@ BY ALEX MISSICK

MINISTER of State for
Immigration Branville McCart-
ney said he would not have
changed his decision to deny
reggae singer Mavado entry into
the country, even if he had
known that funds from the Mil-
lennium Countdown Concert
were to be given to charitable
organisations.

Mr McCartney also claimed

the promoters of the event met.

with the director of immigration

and were told to “cease and’

desist” advertising that Mava-
do was to perform. sé
“They were told before Mava-
do came into the country that
he was not to perform and they
allowed him to come. They
defied what we told them to do
and if there is any embarrass-
ment they caused it on them-

ll Educators see tutors as useful supplementary source of education



Immigration Minister said decision would
remain even if concert funds went to charity

selves,” Mr McCartney said.

The minister said he had not
been aware that the singer was
allowed into the country three
months ago to perform. Had he
known about it, Mr McCartney
said, Movado would have been
denied entry on that occasion
as well.

“The prime minister has put
me in this position to make
those kinds of decisions and I
make these decisions everyday.
We have to determine whether
or not it is in the best interest of

- the-country,” Mr McCartney |

said.
»He.said that as long as he is
Minister of State for Immigra-

tion, he will maintain the view
that promoters should not waste
their time bringing applications

‘for persons who promote vio-

lence and aggression towards
women.

“TI take into consideration my
daughters as well when I make
decisions pertaining to issues
that can affect young people. I
am obligated to do what is best
for the country and I am not
going to encourage persons who
promote aggression towards
women and violence to come
and perform in the Bahamas;”
he said.

Mr McCartney said his min-
istry does not want to disen-

franchise any person, business
or performer but wants to
ensure that they do what is best
for the country.

Sigma Management propri-
etor, Frank Forbes said there is
a long list of organisations and
individuals that benefit from the
funds made from the event.

“We specifically go through
the poor communities and pay
light bills for poor people. We
don’t operate for any lime light.
We operate to help Bahamians
and the Bahamas. I have this
event to help Bahamians and I
listen to my people destroy
themselves and destroying the

people that are trying to help

Doris Johnson aims to make the grade!

i School makes tutoring mandatory for 12th graders before BGCSE exams



m@ BY ALEX MISSICK

TO improve the academic perfor-
mances of its students, one public high
school is making it mandatory for 12th
graders to be tutored before they sit their
BGCSE exams.

Doris Johnson Senior High School’s
principal Linda Major told The Tribune
that her school has identified many sub-
ject specific teachers who will be paid a
minimum of $20 an hour to give tutoring
sessions to the senior students. ~

“T find that the students who are inter-
ested are the ones who attend (the tutor-
ing lessons). Our deputy head boy last
year received eight A’s in all eight
BGCSE, subjects he took. So he took

advantage. of the. tutoring sessions pro-



normally wouldn’t attend, to increase
their chances of doing well in exams,”
Ms Major said. ig ane

With the national grade average at a
‘D+’, many Bahamians believe that stu-
dents should step up their studies by tak-

ing advantage of tutors to assist them in

specific areas in which they may be strug-

gling. .
Gail Wisdom, director of Academia
and Special Education, said she believes
that tutoring is important, and that chil-
dren of all ages should be treated as indi-
viduals. oe ,

“Tt is my philosophy that not everyone
is capable of writing the BGCSE because

there are some children who should not
be taking the exam. That’s why the
national average is so low. “Teachers
need to realise that not everyone is not
going to be at the same level at the same
time, allow children to develop at their
own pace and give them the support that
they need,” she said.

“If they were screening the children
for the exam and choose those who
passed the mock exams, the national
average would probably be a ‘C’ or ‘C+’.
It’s more important to allow children to
become equipped with the skills they

‘need in realising their optimum level of

achievement.”

Patricia Collins, government’s deputy
director of education for administrative
and support services, said the Ministry

vided and‘it worked out im his best'inter# of Education offers tutoring séssions at

est. So now we are targeting those who ~

the ministry forall’ ages*and also pro-
vides a homework centre specifically for
12th. grade students.

“We offer study halls and homework
centres for senior high school students
which are operated on select afternoons
every week, and it can vary from school
to school depending on the school’s need
because one can not micro manage,”,Ms
Collins said. Ms.Collins said students are
invited to come to the study halls, which
are always supervised and where they
can receive assistance in the core sub-
jects of English and mathematics.

“At the senior high school level, we
Offer subject specific homework centres
(for) students who need assistance in

areas like biology or any specific subject.

This is their last chance for what we call
free tutoring services,” Ms Collins said.
Ayanna Cartwright-Clarke, owner of
the Excelsior Tutoring Centre, specialis-
es in national exam preparation and has
decided to launch an initiative to assist
students who are interested in building a

robust educational foundation. She has ©

seen many of her students excel and suc-
cessfully navigate through life.
“One-on-one tutoring can be of
tremendous help in bringing. up our
national exam performances. Results are
based on the child's understanding as
well as application of the material. The
extra practice that tutoring gives allows
for a higher amount of exposure. to par-

ticular,concepts, or subjects, thus giving.

- the:student a better chance of performing
“We have such a great need for tutor-
ing in general. However, in-my. experi-
ence, I have found that subjects needing
particular attention are reading, language,
math and science,” Ms Cartwright-Clarke
said.
She further said that while tutoring is
needed, it should never take the focus
off the school system - the primary means
of receiving a good education.

“Tutors must understand that they
work in conjunction with the system, not
as main educators, but as a supplemen-
tary source of education. We are the
assistants to the system,” Ms Cartwright-
Clarke said.

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them,” Mr Forbes said.
President of the Bahamas
Christian Council, Rev Patrick
Paul, said they did not wish to
take food out of poor people’s
mouths, but added that not

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if

everyone that provides for,;,

someone really loves that per-
son.

“Not because someone gives
you something means that they
are truly looking out for you,”
he said.

The wealth of a society is built

‘ on integrity and our responsi-

bility as a church to up hold that
integrity,” Rev Paul said.

“We will work in tangent with
the government in relation to
what we believe: the church and
state work together to the

degree that is best for the people;
and when it is in violation of â„¢
what the scripture teaches, we}
have-to take astand,” he said. jy





One-on-one tutor-
ing can be of
tremendous help
in bringing up our
national exam per-
formances.

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Clarke





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Five Bahamian war veterans to be honoured in Grand Bahama

â„¢@ BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

‘FREEPORT - Five Bahami-
an war veterans will be honored:
at the 10th annual Remembrance
Day Parade. in Grand Bahama on
Sunday.

Gerald Wildgoose, a resident
of Hunters; Wilburn Miller, of
Lewis Yard; James Roker, of
West End; Don Williams, of
Freeport; and Cecil Hepburn of
Eight Mile Rock are all Bahami- ,
an World War II veterans who
are still living.

The 2008 parade will begin at
the Martin Town Primary School
at 3pm, and end at the St
Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Zhivargo Laing, Minister of
State for Finance and the Public
Service, will be keynote speaker.

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ensures that generations of.

Bahamians and future genera-
tions will never forget the indi-
viduals, including Bahamians,
who made the ultimate sacrifice
and paid the ultimate price for

the freedoms, liberties, and civil —

and human rights that are
enjoyed today. Pa
Thompson said individuals
responsible for the establishment
of the Remembrance Day

Parade, in 1999, on Grand ©

Bahama, will also be recognised.

. They were: the late Mary
Nabb, retired educator and World
War II veteran; Monsignor
Ambrose McKennon, Rector of
Mary Star of the Sea Catholic
Church; Cecil Hepburn, World
War II Veteran; Cecil Thomp-
son, former district superinten-

dent for Grand Bahama District;



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Stephen Plakaris, former direc-
tor of Operation Hope; and Greg
Christie, director of public rela-
tions. ‘

Mr Thompson said the
parade’s founding members felt
they had a moral duty to ensure
that students throughout Grand
Bahama remember the war
heroes and veterans around the
world. *

He said that Mrs Nabb, a well
known educator and human
rights activist who died in January
2004, was a decorated World War
II veteran. Mrs Nabb lied about
her age so that she could serve in
the war.

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still living are Bimini residents
Ralph Levarity, Salathiel Rolle
and Anthony Vega. All seven
veterans from Grand Bahama
and Bimini who served in World

War I (1914-1919) are now.

deceased.
Some 37 Bahamians who have
served in World War II (1939-

1945) have since died. oS

Special services will be taking
place all over the world on Sun-
day. In many parts of the world,

two minutes -of. silence aré™

observed at 11am as:a sign of
respect for the eight.million who

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- In the US, the day is recognised ‘

“as Veteran’s Day, and in the

British Commonwealth Nations
it is known as Remembrance
Day. Armistice Day is an official
holiday in France. And, in Bel-
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Welcome dilemma for newly re- -elected Kerry

J OHN KERRY i is in a public relations
pickle. .

It’s bad form to seem n hungry for a Cabinet
post, particularly if you’ve just run for re-

election professing that there’s nothing more -

in the once-vast realm of your, ambition than
serving the good and decent people of Mass-
achusetts.

But despite his office’ 's attempt to knock
the story down, Kerry is not only eyeing the
secretary of state’s job, he has emerged as a
top contender for Foggy Bottom.

“I think it’s serious — and Kerry. wants
it,” says.one person close to Barack Oba-
ma’s campaign. “If you look at the list of

possibilities, you’ve got to see him among’

the top contenders.”

Now, Kerry is easy to make sport of
because he tends to wear his ambition on his
sleeve.

And his collar.-And his lapel. And a half-
dozen other places about his person.

But let’s be clear: He’d be a terrific choice
for the job.

He’s hardly the only one who’s interest-
ed, of course. Another top contender would
have to be former UN ambassador Richard
Holbrooke, who was making the public

rounds in Denver during the Democratic

convention.

Indeed, in one eye-catching moment at a
foreign policy forum, Holbrooke dramati-
cally rebuked an apologist who tried to min-
imize Russia’s invasion of Georgia.

Speaking to Holbrooke afterward, I noted
that Joe Biden’s selection as Obama’s tick-
etmate removed one of the former ambas-
sador’s major rivals for secretary of state.

To hear Holbrooke’s reaction, one might
have thought he had no interest:in a job he’s
coveted for years.

Nevertheless, the tour d’horizon he
authored in a recent edition of Foreign
Affairs magazine was viewed by insiders as an
audition for the position.

Susan Rice, a former assistant secretary of
state under Bill Clinton, is also sometimes

mentioned, as is Washington mega-lawyer -

and former Ted Kennedy aide Greg Craig,
though he’s seen as a better fit for White
House counsel.

But no one brings more to the table than
Kerry would.

His years of service on the Senate Foreign

Relations Committee has given him deep

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ers. (With Senator Chris Dodd’s decision to

stay at the helm of the banking committee,,.
Kerry will assume the chairmanship of For- -

eign Relations next yeay should he remain in

the Senate).

Meanwhile, because: of his own presidential
campaign, Kerry is an internationally known
figure.

Put it together, and his appointment as
secretary of state would send just the signal
that Obama wants to convey about the

importance he puts on improving US rela- -

tions in the world.

When Joe Biden won Obama’s VP nod,
some tea-leaf readers viewed that as a posi-
tive for Kerry, thinking it removed a potential
rival for the nation’s top diplomatic job. But
here’s an interesting question: Would Biden
want Kerry at state?.

The two senators are genuine friends. Still,
if Biden wants to be the new administration’s
foreign policy czar, it wouldn’t necessarily
be in his interest to have Kerry — a high-
profile figure with his own power base and
political relationships — in the post. Howev-
er, The New Yorker recently quoted a Biden
spokesman as saying Biden has told Obama

he doesn’t want to be a shadow secretary of

State.

Either way, Kerry has credit in the bank -

with the president-elect.

His choice of Obama as keynote speaker at
the 2004 Democratic convention catapulted
the little-known US Senate candidate from
Illinois into the national limelight.

An early endorser of Obama, Kerry was
also a tough and able campaign surrogate,
so much so that he was the campaign’s choice
to speak for the nominee on the last episode
of “Meet the Press” before the election.

With his own dream of being president
over, expect Kerry to jump if he gets offered
the secretary of state post.

And if he does, here’s how he could make
up for his campaign dissembling: He could
reach into his political funds and donate to
the state — or even to charity — the couple
of million it costs to run a special election. .

That would make it a win-win for EvETYONE,

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Street at 11:00 am.,
_ morning service at 8:30 a.m.
November 9th, 2008.

Are Socialist
- policies the
right approach
for our Govt?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Over the past few weeks,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has obviously been feel-
ing helpless with the many
requests that he confronts for
help from people grappling

with the unkind effects of .

what is becoming a world wide
recession.

Decent Bahamians from all
walks’ of life are beginning to
feel the pinch. »

So in an effort to help, Mr.
Ingraham has announced sey-
eral programmes to assist peo-
ple who might be negatively
impacted.

First there was the demand’

that the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation turn the power
back on for clients adversely
affected by increased fuel
costs this summer.

Then there were increased
social service provisions fol-
lowed by help with electricity
bills from the private power
plant in Grand Bahama.

Faced with even more bad
economic news, Mr. Ingraham
has now announced mortgage
assistance for those falling on
hard times.

No details on how this

might work have been
released yet, but these will no
doubt follow.

It makes one wonder:

1. How people who have
previously lost their homes
when times were not so tough
will feel? Their equity is lost
until they. can get back on
their feet. Are they deserving
of help too?

2. With the National debt .

already over $3 billion how
does the government intend
to fund this new expenditure?

3. What impact will this

have on the country's foreign:

reserves?

Dawa

letters@tribunemedia.net



4. How will this all impact
liquidity — working capital
loans, etc?

5. Was a cost benefit analy-
sis done on this?

6. How many of these kinds
of programmes, like educa-

- tional-loans, etc, have ever

been successfully repaid?

7. How long will National
Insurance, the lone social
assurance entity, last in the
face of all this? Will the equi-
ty of the thousands of
Bahamian taxpayers go down
the drain in some other effort
to help?

8. Where and when will this
so-called assistance end?

9. Who will decide who is
worthy of help and who is
not?

The list could .go on, and

_ on.
God knows, no one wants >

to lose their home and the
equity they have accumulat-

ed after years of making mort-.

gage payments, but is this
Socialism of losses. the right
approach for a government to
take?

Why don't we hear Mr.
Ingraham and his supporters,
or Mr.‘ Christie; leader‘of the
PLP andhis supporters, sug-
gesting that these are times
that families must come
together to help each other?

Why don't they lead the
way by donating from their

public salaries to start a pri- -

vate fund to help the less for-
tunate?

A fund that will be properly
managed, with appropriate
safeguards to protect the
future prospects of collecting

the funds that are loaned out?

It's because they can dip
into the Public Treasury at
their whim.

To paraphrase Milton
Friedman, it's always easier to
spend other people’s money,
and why worry about it when
you have nothing to give but
what you take from the tax-
payers in the first place.

At the end of the day, it all
starts with the best of inten-
tions but ends with a country
in misery.

History is replete with

examples.
_ Presumably Mr Ingraham
and the Bahamian Parliament
believe they can create a wel-
fare state that is different than
those that have existed in the
past, with outcomes that will
have no impact on future gen-
erations.

But we all know, when
something seems too good to
be true...it is.

Just ask the millions of
Americans and other citizens
of the world suffering the ill
effects: of another financial .
bubble that has burst.

It's too bad, but this pre-
sent crop of so-called leaders
might not be here to witness
the destruction of the Socialist
policies they are implement-
ing.

Nor will they see or feel the
long road to recovery when
the country is finally dowr
graded to a basket case.

But at the present clip,
maybe that day is not as far
off as we hope?

Maybe some economic

‘realism will prevail before the

country goes any further down
this road.

RICK LOWE
www.weblogbahamas.com

Is BEC buying from the right source?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read. the article quoting

Mr Basden of BEC comment- '
ing on Dionisio D'Aguilar's.

comments on the transparen-
cy of the fuel surcharge that
BEC is charging.

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registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person’ who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization. should: not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas:



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| Service at Christ Church Cathedral, George

there will be one
on Sunday

If Mr Basden has "No
Objection" to an outside audit
of the surcharge then one

‘assumes it is either too :com-

plicated for any ordinary mor-
tal to understand or it is okay,
according to the rules of the
game.

What we should be look-
ing at is whether the buying
policy of BEC is what it

_ should be and the initial cost

of the fuel is as low as we
should expect.
In other words are they buy-
ing from the right source?
And then we should be

looking at BEC's other costs ©

and perhaps then they can
become really transparent and
honest by explaining why their
initial charge to the customer
is so high —15 cents per Kw

and why we pay more if we

use more — 18 cents a Kw
over 800 Kws.

Surely the cost of produc-
ing power must go down the
more you produce.

.Perhaps Mr D'Aguilar
would like to extend the terms
of his audit.

We are fast approaching
the dark days of winter when
we all neéd power and until
the alternative energy plan of
BEC comes to fruition. which
does not look like happening
in the immediate future if, of
course at all; we all should
keep hammering away at the
politicians and management
to make things right for the
Bahamian public.

PATRICK H THOMSON
Nassau,
October 31, 2008.

My conference speech
never alluded to Cuba

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I READ with interest a letter that appeared in your paper on
Thursday, October 30, 2008 captioned “A reckless approach to
other people’s money” by Mr Charles Poitier in which he
claimed that I gave a speech at the Globalization Conference
hosted by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce in which I
“alluded to the fact that Cuba was coming back and would be a

threat to our tourism product.”

I simply point out that I never alluded to Cuba in my speech
at all. Tread from a written text, which text I submit to you fo:
your own ease of reference. Further, I do not share the view that
Cuba now or when it “opens up”, as people like to say, is or
would be a threat to The Bahamas.

If Mr Poitier heard thoughts about Cuba, he did not hear them
from me. Ordinarily I would not answer such a letter but the
misrepresentation is so blatant I felt compelled to do so. As for
the other thoughts which Mr. Poitier expressed in his letter, I
leave them to the good sense of your readers,

ZHIVARGO LAING
Minister of State
Ministry of Finance
Nassau,

October 30, 2008



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Tribune Staff Reporter :
whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net :

"I am vex because I heard
the Minister of State for
Immigration Branville i
McCartney on the radio talk- :
ing about he sees around 500 :
job permit applications a i
week for illegal immigrants.

"He said while the majori-
ty of them are for menial
jobs, these are all jobs
Bahamian citizens could
have - these same citizens
who are crying poor mouth
and saying they are jobless. ;
Yes, I know that no one ;
aspires to be a housekeeper
or gardener; but these are i

good, honest jobs that would 7

put money in your pocket

and food on the table. In the
face of these hard times we
need to stop being proud and
realise a job is a job.” i

— Hard Worker, Nassau.

"Tam vex that no matter
how much people complain
and make noise, it seem like
government can'tkeepour
traffic lights on! I am tired of :
the traffic being backed up
on East Bay Street, bythe
bridge, because three traffic:
lights are not working. +33

"That creates a chaotic sit- }
uation, especially in rush i
hour traffic. It's unsafe and I
don't understand why Min-
istry of Works or whoeveris
‘in charge ofitcan'thandle ;
what seems like a simple task :
like that." i

— Angry Motorist.

"I vex because it seems
every other day when I go in
the food-store my money
seems to buy less and less.
Now I am a single woman

‘and I am shocked at how
expensive it is to buy gro- i
ceries for the week and every :
shopping trip Iwonder how :
big families make it. ;

"And I agree with -the arti- :
cle The Tribune ranearlier
this week where a nutrition- :
ist said more people will turn :
to eating cheap, bad foods :

_because it's too expensive to
eat well. We as a country
really need to focus on pro-
ducing as much as we can
locally because pretty soon
we won't be able to eat.”

— Frugal Shopper, Nassau.

"Well you know I am hap-
py, happy, happy about
Barack Obama's historical
win on November 4. His vic- :
tory is important on so many
levels - with race just being:
one of them. I never thought
the American people would
reject the Republican party
so forcefully as they did, but
it seems they got some sense
and realised the past eight
years of hell George Bush
left them and the rest of the
world in.”

- Bahama Mama for Obama.

"Lis happy with da' recent
annual police parade in the
Kemp Road area. Dey even’
find a stolen car in the
church yard almost next to
the Urban Renewal office
plus a rusty knife.

"Yinna can imagine how
happier people would be if
they were more regular with
dem police patrols. 1 remem- :
ber those bicycle police who ;
use to ride through alldem_
lil' alleyways, what happened :
to them? We mussey need }
business people or da MPs to :
donate bicycles for police
bicycle patrols to clean up
our streets and even save da
country gas money.”

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FREEPORT - Minister of
Education Carl Bethel
announced that he is in the
process of establishing a teach-
ers service commission that is
“exclusively devoted” to
addressing the concerns of edu-
cators.

While speaking with teachers
at the Eight Mile Rock High
School on Thursday, Mr Bethel
said that there is a huge backlog
of concerns that need to be
addressed by the Ministry of
Education.

Minister Bethel said many
educators are awaiting reclassi-
fication, and many others are
still owed thousands of dollars in
salaries, rent allowances, and



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m@ By LLOYD ALLEN

Tribune Staff Reporter

ESPITE spending most of her life
D confined to a wheelchair, having
her leg amputated and facing
numerous medical complications, one

young woman says she is optimistic about
life and strives continuously to make the

best of her situation.

Kaleisha Rolle told The Tribune that

other payments.

“T have now sent a written
proposal to the Prime Minister -
what I want is a de facto teach-
ers service commission and a
sub-committee set up with pub-
lic servants that are devoted
exclusively to addressing the
concerns of teachers,” he.said.:

“When I became minister
there was a backlog and there is
still a great backlog, but we have
worked ‘so hard. We struggle
daily and we have addressed
most of the 1,200 concerns

before the ministry, but there .

are probably many more that
have piled up again.

“T am always on my people
because you cannot expect
human beings to give their best
if you treat them with contempt,
if you do not pay them what you
owe them,” the minister said.

Mr Bethel, who was criticised »
for walking out on teachers last

week, was applauded by Eight
Mile Rock teachers who had
assembled in the school’s gym-
nasium on Thursday for a sched-
uled meeting with the minister
to voice any concerns they may
have regarding the recent health
and environmental issues at the
school.

Support

Bahamas Union of Teachers
president Belinda Wilson said
that a teachers service commis-
sion would be greatly welcomed
and supported by the union.

“The BUT is 100 per cent for
that and our members are in
support of it,” she said.

Mrs Wilson said that a teach-
ers service commission is long
overdue and will be very bene-
ficial for addressing teachers
concerns in a timely manner.

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She noted that hundreds of
teachers are still waiting salary
reassessment, rent allowance,
and some retired teachers are
still awaiting pension and gra-
tuity payments.

“We have persons who have

retired.and are waiting to

receive their money. It is hard
after you would have spent your
entire life in the profession and
still waiting, sometimes a year
and two years, to get your gra-
tuity and pension,” she said.

Mrs Wilson said that a
teacher service commission was
one of the only items passed in
the 2001 referendum.

“Tam happy to hear the min-
ister speak about a de facto
teachers commission, but I am
also disappointed that we have
so many lawyers in parliament
and they allowed a referendum
to go to the people without
doing their background work.





With her workplace nestled
in the heart of Bay Street, she
says the lack of wheelchair
access makes her daily naviga-
tion to lunch spots, banks, and
even public restrooms a con-
stant nightmare.

“The government needs to
put railings on the side of the
roads, install ramps for street
access and buildings, and
enlarge the doorways to public
building so persons in wheel-
chairs can get in,” she said.




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‘Ms Rolle said more than .
anything else, she wants to be
treated like a normal person.

“T have feelings, I have
ambitions, I am a human just
like everyone else, it would be

' so much more comforting to

know that when people see me,
they see me for who I am
inside.”

Ms Rolle has ambitions of
being a lawyer, and says she is
well on her way to making that
dream come true.

when she was eight years old, it was discov-
ered during a routine medical examination
that there was a severe problem with her left
leg. She said that after doctors conducted
further tests, she was diagnosed with bone
cancer. -

Ms Rolle says she remembers it “as clear
as day” when the doctors gave her the ulti-
matum of having her leg amputated or fac-
ing a slow and painful death.

“When I gave the answer yes, I was pre-
pared for whatever the consequences would
be, because I understand that I was at a
major crossroad in my life,” she said.

Ms Rolle explained that even though she
didn’t have a full understanding of what los-
ing her leg truly meant, it was the right deci-
sion based on the options.

As she advanced through primary and
high school, Ms Rolle says she was confront-
ed with mixed attitudes from classmates —
some where helpful, assisting her around
campus, but with others poked her with pen-
cils and pulled her hair. She said she con-
stantly reminded herself that someday things
would get better. ;

However before that could happen, things
got a lot worse. As soon as she entered the ©



12th grade, Ms Rolle suffered a massive
stroke.

She said that with doctors uncertain about
the cause of her stroke, she was confined to
a hospital bed for about two months.

Despite these obstacles, Ms Moss says
today, she is an independent and confident
woman on a mission. Employed at
Solomon’s Mines as a sales clerk, she says
her greatest achievement is being indepen-
dent and going where she wants to go with
little or no assistance. /

On a daily basis, Ms Moss said, she
encounters obstacles to wheelchair mobility,
and this impacts her level of independence
and makes her feel disabled.





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Health Minister stresses ee

importance of oral health

@ By Matt Maura
Bahamas Information.
Services

UNHEALTHY diets,
tobacco use, harmful alcohol
use and poor oral hygiene are
risk factors that can lead to
oral diseases such as peri-
odontitis, Minister of Health
Dr Hubert Minnis said during
his address at the opening ses-
sion of the Bahamas Dental
Association’s (BDA) Annual
Scientific Conference,
Wednesday night.

Dr Minnis said the preven-
tion of periodontitis (gum dis-
ease) may turn out to be an
“important step” in maintain-
ing overall health, given the
potential link between the dis-
ease and “systemic health
problems.”

“Scientists, healthcare
providers, policy. makers and
the public must stand all stand
together to emphasise how
crucial good, oral health, is to
overall health,” Dr Minnis
said.

“Our understanding of the
links between oral health and
some of the chronic, non-com-
municable diseases (CNCDs)
that plague our people has
increased in recent times.

“Conferences such as this



BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna

MINISTER of Health Dr Hubert Minnis addresses delegates dttending
the Bahamas Dental Association's (BDA) Annual Scientific Conference
which opened:on Wednesday night at the Sheraton Cable Beach
Resort under the theme: "Balancing Oral and Systemic Health to
Achieve Optimal Health." The conference ends Saturday, November 8.
Pictured to Dr Minnis’ left is BDA President Dr S Andre Rollins, DMD.

Annual Scientific Conference
underscore the role of oral
health in the complete well-
ness of individuals,” he said
Dr Minnis said the man-
date of the Ministry of Health

is to promote oral health

awareness and increase den-
tal patient education through-
out the Bahamas, ~

He said this is done, in part,
by emphasising primary and
preventative healthcare and
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ans to adopt healthy lifestyles,
including adopting good oral
practices.

“Our understanding of the
causes and consequences of ill
health is changing,” Dr Minnis
said.

“Health systems, including
oral health systems, have
become more complex as are

people’s expectations of

healthcare.

“We promote preventative

dental measures and urge util-
isation of all public dental
facilities.”

Dr Minnis said. dental sys-
tems can expose health issues
since dentists can find signs

that point to anemia, diabetes, ©

heart and liver disease, diet
deficiencies and.eating disor-

ders, gastrointestinal prob-

lems, arthritis, HIV, osteo-
porosis and.even some preg-
nancv risks during an exami-
nation.

The minister said the World
Health Organisation (WHO)
defines oral health as a state of
being free from chronic mouth
and facial pain, oral and throat
cancer, oral sores, birth
defects such as cleft lip and
palate, periodontal (gum) dis-
eases, tooth decay and tooth
loss, in addition to other dis-
eases and/or disorders that
affect the oral cavity.

The Health Minister said -

WHO has identified four
strategic aims that have impli-



“The needs of |
an aging
population are
also supported
by promoting
quality dental
programmes,
increasing oral
health awareness
and increasing

dental patient

education.”



Hubert Minnis

cations for the Oral Health
Programme as part of its over-
all goal of building healthy
populations and communities,

‘while combating ill health.

These include reducing oral
disease burden:and disability,
especially in poor and mar-

ginalised populations; pro--

moting healthy lifestyles and

reducing risk factors to oral -
health that arise from enyi- _

ronmental, economic, social
and behavioural causes.
Other goals include. devel-

oping oral health systems that -

equitably improve oral health

outcomes, respond to people’s'

legitimate demands and are
financially fair, and by framing

policies in oral health, based ©

on integration of oral health

into national and community

health programmes, in addi-
tion to promoting oral health
as an effective dimension for
development policy of ; soci-
ety, he said.

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past 11 years, the Bahamas

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| Nurses from the public and private sector will
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Students come out in numbers
to learn about job market



COLLEGE of the Bahamas stu-
dents took full advantage of
COB’s Careers and Jobs Fair
2008 held at the Oakes Field
campus on Thursday. More
than 20 companies and insti-
tutions from the public and pri-
vate sector were represented.

Photo courtesy. of COB’s
Office of Communications

STUDENTS of the College of the Bahamas were
advised during this year’s Careers and Job Fair that
today’s job market has significantly changed from
what it was just five years ago and that require-
ments now are far more complex.

Speaking at the fair on Thursday, president of
the College of the Bahamas Janyne Hodder declared
that the College will not be distracted from its quest
to become the University of the Bahamas and
remains focused on its aspiration of helping to drive
national development.

The Careers and Job Fair 2008 featured more

than 20 employers from the public and private sec- °

tor and garnered high interest from the College’s stu-
dents. ’

COB’s Counselling and Health Services Depart-
ment coordinated the event which included involve-
ment fro:a the Job Placement Advisory committee.

As she officially opened the event, Mrs Hodder
told the atténdees that a job is a purpose. She made
her remarks as:concerns reverberate around the
world about job prospects in this current economic
and financial crisis.

“If you want to be successful with anything in

life, you iieed not be frightened of having high lev- .

els of ambition because you learn through failure,
you learn through challenges,” Mrs Hodder told
the crowd gathered on COB’s Oakes Field campus.
“Where you don’t learn and where you fail is if you
keep your ambitions low and you keep your expec-
tations of yourself.low.”

She reiterated that one of the College’s core pur-
poses is to help drive national development in all its
forms.

“We do that through the quality of education we
offer to our students; by meeting your aspirations
and expectations as employers; through research
and innovation that will help transform the eco-
nomic landscape of this country and allow for eco-
tourism and a diversification of our economy, the
development of new products and service in the
financial sector and through service in our econo-
my,” said Mrs Hodder.

“That is our purpose and we accept that we will be
. measured by the extent to which we reach that pur-
pose.”

COB students also got the opportunity to be edi-
fied through several presentations by working pro-
fessionals on career exploration, skills and values.
The sessions were designed to provide practical
advice for successful career planning and develop-
ment. Some of the areas covered were. innovations

in agriculture; planning for a career in architecture; .

workplace appearance, etiquette, ethics and pro-
ductivity, and getting the job and keeping it.
Vice-president of Student Affairs Colyn Major
explained that the event was a culmination of many
months of organisational meetings and delibera-
tions between the College’s Job Placement Adviso-
ry Committee and the vast amount of firms, com-









“Where you don’t learn
and where you fail is if you
keep your ambitions low

and keep your expectations |

of yourself low.”



Janyne Hodder

panies and employers in New Providence.

“The College of the Bahamas is serious about
nation building — equipping our students to succeed
in the global market,” he said.

“We are serious about providing opportunities

for our students to learn and develop the skills that ,

will make them leaders in their careers and fields of
study. ; :

“We are serious about building relationships and
partnerships with employers who provide not only
jobs, but internships for our students, many of whom
are still undecided about what they want to pursue
in the world of work.”

He reminded students that the workplace today is
far different from what it was a mere five years ago.

“Requirements now are far more complex. Job
positions require a far higher skill factor and far
higher levels of productivity, measured standards
of performance and efficiency.

“Employers today want proactive go-getters, fast
thinkers and employees with the right work ethic or
attitude to work,” Mr Major said.

The company representatives who participated
in the fair appeared optimistic about their chance to
establish face-to-face contact with COB students
interested in entering the professional job market.

“Development of our youth is of utmost impor-
tance and we are hoping to attract young profes-
sional persons who are seeking employment in the
finance industry,” said Nicolette Eldon, senior mar-

_-kéting and public relations assistant manager at

Scotiabank.

On Thursday, Scotiabank also niade a financial
donation to the College, which Mrs Hodder accept-
ed. : me

“The advantage of us being (at the job fair) is
that you get to come on-site, see the students, be able
to talk to them and share with them and find out if,
in fact, they are on the correct career path and if not,
help to guide them through this process,” she said.

Among the companies and institutions repre-
sented were Lucayan Tropical Produce; Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre; First Caribbean International
Bank; KPMG; Price. WaterHouse Coopers; the
Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas; the Roy-

al Bahamas Police Force; the Bahamas Customs ~

Department, and Doctors Hospital.

COLLEGE of the Bahamas
students took full advan-
tage of COB’s Careers and
Jobs Fair 2008 held at the
Oakes Field campus on
Thursday.







4 the education and research committee, NACB.

Patrick Hanna/BIS Photo



Nurses conference to focus

on continuing education

@ By Matt Maura
Bahamas Information
Services

@

NURSES from the public
and private sector will meet
next week to discuss a number
of issues relating to the deliv-
ery of quality healthcare at the
Nurses Association of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas’
32nd annual conference.

The conference will take
place on Thursday, November
13, at Worker’s House and will
address a number of key issues,
including the importance of
continuing education for nurse
professionals and the role it will
play in the delivery of quality
healthcare to all patients.

Association officials said one
of the major objectives of the
conference, is to empower nurs-
es from all sectors of society,
“to develop thé effective lead-
ership skills that will lead to the
continued delivery of quality
healthcare to all patients and/or
clients while allowing Bahamian
nurses to compete in the global
arena.”

“Tt is our intent that nurses
will leave this conference
empowered to take a leader-
ship role in defining the future
of nursing and that they will
develop or enhance those lead-
ership skills and return to their
respective areas with a view to
continuing the provision of
quality healthcare to all clients,”
said Nurse Persephone
Munnings, chairperson of the
NACB’s education and
research committee.

Nurse Munnings said the
delivery of quality healthcare is
inextricably linked to the com-
petence of the nurses providing
that care. She said that compe-
tence is developed from partic-
ipating in continued education,
training and development pro-
grammes. /

’ “Quality care really involves
giving the patients the safest
and best quality of care that any
client can ever receive,” she
said.

“And so the nurse provid-
ing that care must first be com-
petent and comfortable in her
delivery of care. It is our objec-
tive to ensure that the nurses
who are providing that care are
competent and qualified.”

Mrs Munnings said the nurs-



“We now live
in a global
environment
and so we must
have our nut'ses
prepared to
meet the
changes that |
come along with
globalisation.”



Prescola Rolle

ing profession has changed to
the extent where nurses now
have to treat the patient as a
whole, while meeting their
every need.

“When a nurse comes into
contact with a patient, she not
only has to manage the health-
care needs of the patient, but is
also required to meet all of their
other needs whether that
includes dealing with family
members, dealing with the fact
that the client may be the sole
bread winner in the family and
can no longer work which can

present challenges for families, -

or whether the patient may
have to have a limb removed —
for example a leg — which also
has an impact on the patient
and his or her family...

“As nurse professionals, we
have to,take. all of these. things
into consideration while simiul-
taneously helping the patient to
find solutions to some of these
challenges.

“Nurses are not just called
upon to look after only the
health needs of the patient, but
we are also called upon to
ensure that their social, spiritu-
al and other needs are met so
that they can have a smooth
transition when they return
home,” she said.

Nurse Munnings said the
conference will also provide
nurse professionals with the
opportunity to share best prac-
tices:

“It will also provide us with
an opportunity to network with
our colleagues from throughout

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“Through networking, we
can learn best practices from
each other and it is my belief
that this collaboration can only
bode well for the future of the
nursing profession at all levels
in the Bahamas.”

.NACB President Prescola
Rolle said conference partici-
pants will be addressed by
experts in the nursing profes-
sion.

She said one of the key goals
of the Association is to have a
nurse “who is educated and
who is able to be flexible in
meeting every situation with
which they are confronted, head
on.”

“We now live ina global
environment and so we must
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“The way we can.do this is
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leadership skills and expertise
they will need to compete in a
global market against the Nurs-
es from India, China, the Philip-
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“The nursing profession in
the Bahamas has evolved so
much so that we not only have
nurses providing the bedside
and other clinical functions of
the client, but we also have
nurses who are involved in the
day-to-day administration of the
healthcare system in the
Bahamas, those who are help-
ing to shape policy with regards
to the delivery of healthcare and
nurses who are involved in
strategic planning.

“We have nurses who pos-
sess PhD’s and Master’s degrees
to gé along with Bachelor’s and
Associate degrees and so we
can see where our profession
has really moved forward and is
impacting the country in a pos-°
itive way.

“We want to continue that
trend by promoting continuing ©
education, training and \devel-
opment for all of our nurses,”
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PALM TREES and warning flags are blown by strong winds brought by the arrival of Hurricane Paloma in George Town, Grand Cayman, Friday,
ov. 7, 2008. Late-season Hurricane Paloma’s center was expected to pass near Grand Cayman late Friday or early, Saturday, then gain strength

as it moves toward Cuba which is already suffering from billions of dollars in damage from two previous hurricanes this season.



WAVES ‘caused by the arrival of Hineicaie: Paloma are seen in peoanaat seange Town, “tong the
southern coast of Grand Cayman, Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.





mM TURNS FROM FRONT PAGE
Beware flooding from
Paloma, forecasters warn

FROM page one

Mr Smerbeck.

“Once we get into early next week, Paloma may tend to stall
and rain could last for days. There’s the potential here that
Monday through Wednesday we could have rain in The
Bahamas,” he added.

The central and southern Bahamas will “take the brunt” of the
rain, said the meteorologist.

We are ready for storm,
‘says NEMA director

FROM page one

ma.

“The Red Cross has assured us they have some basic relief
supplies on hand so if we need to mount an initial relief response
we have those things like water, , plastic sheeting,” said Mr Rus-
sell.

According to Mr Russell, as of this week repairs to property
in Inagua were “95 per cent complete.”

A shipment of building materials, donated courtesy of Pinder
Enterprises and valued at $27,000, was sent to the island this
week to help finish things off.

Another $23,000 worth of supplies is available to NEMA
should they be required post-Paloma.

Mr Russell said he is “always concerned with these storms
because they are unpredictable sometimes.”

“When it comes across Cuba it will probably be a tropical
storm, probably 70 miles per hour, that can still be dangerous to
a certain extent. There’s quite a bit of rain that comes with it.

“We know in the past, seven years ago when hurricane
Michelle came across Cuba she approached from the south

and produced quite a bit of water and we had some affect to the,

island of the Exuma cays so we’re mindful of that as well.”

He said NEMA’s operation centre will be fully activated
tomorrow to monitor the storm until it leaves Bahamian terri-
tory.

“The thing with these systems they can increase rapidly— on
the hour we must track and monitor to see if there’s any change
in speed.

“So we have to constantly keep our administrators informed

of what is going on and when they can be impacted by this '

storm so we will be fully prepared to respond,” he said.

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The next few months should give
an indication whether he can end
the Iraq war without risking new
violence that could threaten U.S.
interests throughout the Middle
East. Ending the war, which the
Congressional Budget Office says
costs $145 billion a year, would
fulfill an important campaign
promise and free up military
resources for the fight against al-
Qaida and the Taliban in
Afghanistan. |,

But can Iraq stand on its own
without the U.S. presence?

After so many sacrifices, can
the U.S. afford to watch a country
of 27 million people, strategically
located next to Iran, Syria and
Saudi Arabia and with one of the

‘world's major sources of oil, col-
lapse into chaos?

The first signs of where Iraq is
headed should come soon after
the president-elect takes office
Jan. 20, when Iraqis choose ruling
councils in most of the country's
18 provinces.

At the same time, the Iraqis
will be assuming more control of
Baghdad and integrating former
Sunni insurgents into’the security
forces or civilian government
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last year. If they don't, the new
president would have to decide
whether to slow the U.S. depar-
ture despite his promise to
remove American combat troops

within his first 16 months in office. ,

Provincial elections have been
widely seen as a major step in
forging power-sharing agreements
among Iraq's religious and eth-
nic communities that the U.S.
believes are key to lasting peace.

The Bush administration has
‘been pressing the Iraqis to hold
those elections to empower the
Sunnis, who launched the insur-
gency in 2003. Many Sunnis have

Stopped fighting and forged ties

with the U.S.

But Sunnis largely boycotted
the last provincial ballot in Janu-
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in the volatile city of Mosul and
elsewhere. Trouble is also possi-
ble in the heavily Shiite south,
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Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's _

party and the Supreme Islamic
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parties in the national govern-
ment.

Both face a common challenge
from followers of anti-American
cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who
maintains a following among
impoverished Shiites despite the
defeat of his Mahdi Army militia
in fighting last spring.

The Supreme Council, which
controls most southern provinces,
wants to establish a nine-province
Shiite self-ruled region in the
south similar to a Kurdish area
in the north that has enjoyed
broad autonomy since 1991.

To do that, the Supreme Coun-
cil needs to maintain its grip on
local governments-in those
provinces, which contain much of
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Those parties hope to pick ‘up
support at the expense of the
;, Supreme Council. whose track
“record in providing services to its

The three major contenders,
all of which maintain links to,

armed groups,'need.a strong:
showing in the provincial ballot-

ing as they gear up for national
elections at the end of the year.

At the same time, the elections
will also show whether Iraq's
army and police, which now con-
trol all southern provinces, can
provide security without favoring
any political party. In the north,
Kurdish units from the Iraqi army
will face the same test.

The U.S. plans to hand over
security in Baghdad to the Iraqis
and move all U.S. soldiers out of
the city by June 30 under a pro-
posed security agreement that has
yet to be ratified. U.S. troops are
already handing over more and
more responsibility in the capital
to the Iraqis. Their performance
has been mixed. Although vio-
lence is down sharply, a string of
attacks in the city this week has
killed more than 30 people since
Monday. That shows that extrem-
ists are still active within Baghdad
and could step up operations once
the Americans are gone.

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bureau chief for The Associated
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Outrage over

new bus routes

FROM page one

other areas who we are committed to will now have to expect-a
delay until Road Traffic will allow us to serve them in the way
the community said they want to be serviced.”

The association has ‘also called on the Ministry éf Trans-
port to simplify descriptions in the Omni Bus Fare Schedule
released last week. Rather than confusing drivers and passen-
gers by having a fare for uniformed students, PTAB has asked
to give the $1 fare to students with a valid ID, create a standard
adult fare of $1.25, and a $1.50 maximum fare to travel from end
to end of the downtown to Adelaide route.

PTAB vice-president Percy Moss said: “Although Road
Traffic are the governing body of transportation, they have to
consider that we are out there every single day serving our
customers and we hear their cry.”

Wyndham waitresses
face month’s lay-off

FROM page one

redundant and over 40 employees from the Sheraton Hotel

-were terminated.

As for whether there will be any further lay-offs, Mr Sands
said yesterday it all depends on factors outside the hotel’s con-
trol. “I can’t tell you if the economic situation will get better or
worse. We are hoping that it gets better and if it gets better we
don’t anticipate any additional lay-offs.”

The hotel union was under strain last week after announcing

it would make available millions of dollars in funds to its mem- °

bers who had their work weeks slashed in September and Octo-
ber, offering to pay their bills up to a value of $1,000.

Thousands of workers showed up at the union’s head office to
apply for assistance, with some turned away when they discov-
ered that the hotel for which they work does not contribute to
the fund. The Tribune tried to reach BHCAWU Secretary
General Leo Douglas yesterday for comment but a message was
not returned up to press time.

OVERSEAS NEWS
Chama refers to seance hy Nancy Reagan

â„¢ WASHINGTON



In his preparation to become president, Barack Obama said Friday
that he has had discussions with all former presidents — or almost all
of them.

"I've spoken to all of them that are living," the president- elect said
in a lighter moment during his first press conference since his victory.

"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know,
doing any seances," he joked. It actually wasn't Nancy Reagan who was
linked to conversations with the dead; it was Obama's top Democra-
tic challenger for the presidency, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

In either case, use of the word "seance" might be overstated.

Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer to help set her husband's
schedule, wrote former White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan.
The revelation created a furor and President Reagan even broke with
his policy of not commenting on books by former White House staffers.
"No policy or decision in my mind has ever been influenced by astrol-
ogy," Reagan said. In his book "The Choice," Washington Post reporter
Bob Woodward described how Clinton consulted with a spiritual
adviser who led her through imaginary conversations with her personal
hero, Eleanor Roosevelt. Newsweek magazine, which was promoting
the book, characterized the visits as "seances," a term that White
House officials quickly tried to squelch.

"These were people who were helping her laugh, helping her think,"
said Neel Lattimore, the first lady's spokesman. "These were not
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Opening lead — jack of hearts.

Players who bid tod, much consti-
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playing fraternity. So much so that

one frequently hears it said that the’

hardest word to pronounce in bridge
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Today’s hand, surprisingly
enough, was played in a world cham-
pionship match between Italy and the
U.S. When the Italians were North-
South, they wound up in fur clubs
doubled on the bidding ‘shown.
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points — scoring only the A-K of

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partscore was not worth fighting for.
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up at three spades.

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the queen-of-clubs lead, and North
shifted to a heart. South ruffed and
cashed the A-K of diamonds, North
discarding the jack of clubs. North
trumped the diamond return and
gave South another heart ruff. Then
South returned a club, ruffed» by
North.

The Italian declarer thus lost the
first seven tricks to go down three —
300 points — and the U.S. team
gained 800 points on the deal.

Tomorrow: Tie cards speak for themselves.
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@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

hey are known as
the most celebrated
sports rivalry that
has ever graced our
‘shores in any discipline.

Next Saturday, although
many of them are no longer in
their prime, will lace up their
tennis shoes and dress in new
Beck’s Cougars and Kentucky
Colonels uniforms for one
‘more memorial game as they
compete in the first Legends
Basketball Classic at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Minister of Youth, Sports
\ and Culture Desmond Bannis-
ter, whose ministry is sanction-
ing the event, said it’s a fitting
tribute to the superstars of

yester-year as they continue to ©

reflect on the induction of 15
‘Bahamian sporting heroes into
the National Hall of Fame last
month.

“This initiative is consistent ©

with this-ministry’s attempt to
reconnect its fans and specta-

tors with the great athletes and _

teams to excite the minds of so
many Bahamians who wit-
nessed the historic achieve-
ments," Bannister pointed.

Too many times, Bannister
said, Bahamians forget to cele-
brate the achievement of our
very own, but would rather be
more concerned about what is
being portrayed in the ay
media.

“In response to these false
arguments, my ministry has
moved to revitalise the nation-

Sportsbeat



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withdraw from WTA |

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Ana Ivanovic withdrew from the WTA's season-
ending event on Friday, when top-ranked Jele- _

~ na Jankovic advanced despite losing 2-6, 63,

6-4 to Vera Zvonareva.

Zvonareva and Jankovic both advariced to
- the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Champi-
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- robin stage of the tournament. Zvonareva plays
‘Elena Dementieva and Jankovic faces Venus

Williams on Saturday...

Portland’s overtime victory,

PORTLAND, Oregon |
(AP) — Brandon Roy
_ immediately started look-
ing for an opportunity to
redeem himself after he
‘made a big mistake
Thursday night.

He didn't have to wait
very long. Roy made a 30-
foot jumper as time
expired in overtime to lift

“the Portland Trail Blaz-
ers to a thrilling 101-99

. win over the Houston
Rockets...

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8,

Basketball legends’ showdown

al Hall of Fame programme,
which resulted in the elevation

of 15 of our greatest sons and:

daughters, sporting pioneers
into the country’s National Hall
of Fame," he said.

"In an effort to continue to
develop this undertaking, we
have initiated the annual
National Hall of Fame game,
showcasing some of our Hall
of Famers and once again per-
mitting them to take the field of
play."

That field of play is sched-
uled for November 15. at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium
when Martin Lundy, director
of sports, will. coach the

‘Colonels to what they antici-

pate will be another victory in
their head-to-head confronta-
tion.

The last time the two teams
met was on October; 26, 2006
when the Colonels pulled off a
32-31 decision, over: the
Cougars. Two. years later. and
a little rustier, both teams are
just waiting until they get on
the court to see what happens
this time around.

Among the Colonels expect-

ed to participate are Hall of.

Famers Sterling ‘Robert Lloyd’
Quant, Eddie Ford, :Keith
‘Belzee’ Smith, Carlyle Bourne,
Reginald ‘Billy’ Austin, Chris
‘CD’ Deleveaux, Burke
Williams, Charlie ‘Softly’

Robins, now in Bimini, Mark |

‘T-Fat’ Clarke, Sharon ‘The

General’ Storr, Marco Arm- -

brister, Michael ‘Zack’ Hall,

Arthur Minns and Trevor

Burgzorg.
The Colonels team is expect-

Photos: Themba Hadebe/AP





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2008.



(L-R): Steven ‘Stretch’ Culmer and Calvin Balfour, of the Beck’s Cougars, and Martin Lundy and Keith ‘Belzee’
Smith, of the Kentucky Colonels, hold up the players’ uniforms in front of the trophy...

ed to be managed by Edward

. ‘Shark’ Deveaux.

Keith Smith, president of the
New Providence Basketball

. Association, said while he has a
dual role as a player on the

Colonels’ team, he said they are
looking forward to one of the
best displays of talent as the
players shake off their rust and

_ come back to compete.
_. Calvin Balfour, an undersec-°
retary at the ministry, said the

Cougars will definitely be ready
for the challenge.
“Over the years these two

_ teams have created a rivarly

and we’ve been asked to do it
again,” Balfour stated. “Most
of us will have to bring out all
the ligaments and the braces,
but as it’s something the fans
have been asking for, we will

_ attempt to give them something

that will be entertaining for the
entire family.”

Joining Balfour was Steven
“Stretch” Culmer, one of the
newest members of the rivar-
ly, but he said they will be out
to try and even the score when
they put their line-up on the
court.

While it is hoped that either
Fred ‘Papa’ Smith or Arthur

‘Gully’ Rolle will coach the -

team, the Cougars have Sam-
my ‘Bookie’ Johnson, Fred
‘Slab’ Laing, Allan Ingraham
(from Grand Bahama), RH
Curry, Clifford ‘Spike’ Rah-
ming, Joe Delancy, Reggie
Forbes, Peter ‘Macaroni’ Qil-
cud, Hallie Moultrie, Calvin

Balfour, Steven, Culmer, Ken-.

neth ‘Father-Boy’ Rolle, Dud-

’ ley Siefiet, Michael Brennen,
Michael Major and Henry

‘John Blocks’ Johnson.
Additionally, the NPBA will

host a rematch of last year’s

championship when the defend-

ing champions Commonwealth .

Bank Giants will square off
against last year’s runners-up
Electro Telecom Cybots.
Although the NPBA season
got started this week, Smith
said they had intended to hold
this particular game on the
night of the legends so that they

can project some of the future

stars of the sport.

“T think that in itself will be a -

very entertaining game,” he
promised. "I do hope that as a
result of that game, the same
type of rivalry that existed
between the Kentucky Colonels
and the Becks’ Cougars will be

carried over by these two great

teams."

A SOUTH AFRICAN cricket fan jumps over the stumps as he runs onto the field during the 1st ODI cricket match between
South Africa and Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, South Africa, yesterday. South Africa won by 61 runs...



‘Best of Sports World’ on ZNS TV 13

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Broncos defeat Browns

CLEVELAND (AP)
— John Elway isn't the
only Denver quarter-
back capable of break-
ing Cleveland's heart.

Jay Cutler pulled off
this fourth-quarter
comeback, turning
Brady Quinn's big night
into his own prime-time
showcase.

Cutler passed for a
career-high 447 yards |
and threw three touch-
down passes in the final
Bs minutes Thursday night...



_ See page 12

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

IF you have been glued to ZNS

TV 13 for the past four Thursday

nights, you would have seen the
“Best of Sports World.”

“Best of Sports World” is a new
sports television programme that is
being produced by Carlos Mackey.
It'has a total of 13 series that will be
aired every Thursday at 9 pm.

The shows, taped at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel, is designed
to provide a forumi to display the
vast amount of sports talent in the
Bahamas. “We have some well gift-
ed athletes,” Mackey said. “And in
each of these shows, we want to give
the public an idea of just exactly
what is out there.

“Through the airing of these

shows, we are hoping that we will be
able to inspire a lot more young
people to want to desire to be like
some of the people that we show.”

The latest show, aired on Thurs-
day night, stepped away from the
norm as it featured Peter Nygard,
the Canadian businessman who has
developed a fabulous beach volley-
ball atmosphere on the grounds of
his home in Lyford Cay.

Nygard, who had at one time par-
ticipated in the Olympic Games, has
also helped to sponsor a number of
local sporting.events and athletes in
their quest to reach the top.

Michael Wilson, a former colle-
giate football player, was also fea-
tured along with Olympians Taure-
ano ‘Reno’ Johnson and Leevan
‘Superman’ Sands during the pre-
vious three episodes.

Wilson was awarded a scholar-

ship when Mackey brought the
biggest collegiate football game to
town more than a decade ago; John-
son got to the semifinal of the wel-
terweight division at the Olympics in
Beijing, China in August and Sands
was the only Bahamian to medal,
taking the bronze in the men’s triple
jump at the Games. .

As the show continues, Mackey

said he intends to feature other per- |

sonalities such as Sir Durward ‘Sea
Wolf’ Knowles, the first Bahamian
to win an Olympic medal and Ed
Armbrister, the only Bahamian to
have played in a World Series in
baseball with the Cincinnati Reds.

“We have had a lot of sporting
greats in our country whose story
has not really been told,” Mackey
said. “I’m hoping that through this
show, I can focus a little on their
achievements.”

Austin stops
Golota after

one round...
See page 14



Ministry has
not been
formally
asked to
intervene
in dispute

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

THERE has been an outcry
for the Ministry of Youth,
Sports .and Culture to intervene
in the dispute between First
Class Promotions and the
Bahamas Boxing Commission.

But Director of Sports Mar-
tin Lundy ‘said they have not
formally been asked to do so

-and will not do so unless the

request has been made.

At a press coriference yes-
terday for the Legends Hall of
Fame basketball game that will
be played on November 15 at.
the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium,
Lundy was asked if a request
was made by any of the parties
concerned to intervene.

He replied: “Yes, verbally.”

When asked if that means
that the Ministry will intervene,
Lundy explained: “The
Bahamas Boxing Commission
is set up in such ‘a way that it
takes care-of itself.”

Lundy was referring to the
fact that First Class Promotions’
chief executive officer Michelle
Minus called upon the ministry
2 intervene after her organi-

ation was ‘hit with a 12‘month

sispennroInbyERE conimission.

Attorditig. to-thé-commis-
“sion, headed by Pat ‘The Cen-

i terville Assassin’ Strachan,

Minus has refused from time
to time-to provide vital infor-
mation regarding the hosting
of her professional boxing
matches on a timely basis.

And the commission also
claims that. Minus owes the
Michael Gbenga more money
for fighting Jermaine ‘Choo
Choo’ Mackey for the British
Commonwealth title:

Minus, who was also accused
of having words with one of the
executives of the commission,
has vehemently denied all of
the allegations and said that her

organisation has always been

“straight and up front” in all of
their dealings. :

‘However, Lundy said while
they have been verbally asked
to intervene, he can not say if
they will.

The commission is appointed
by the Government of the
Bahamas and is mandated to
serve as the watchdog for pro-
fessional boxing.

Strachan is a former cruiser-
weight champion of the
Bahamas, who has fougnt in a
number of international fights
both here and abroad.

Practice
match for

cricket.
team



THE Bahamas’ cricket
team, now in training for the
2009 Stanford 20/20 Tourna-
ment in Antigua, will play a
practice match 10:30am Sun-
day at Windsor Park.

The team is scheduled to
play against the Common- |
wealth Wanderers Masters,
who aré preparing for their
visit to South Florida on the
weekend of December 5.

The masters team, consist-
ing of players over 45 years of
age, will be Venris Bennett,
Jaiuram Mangra, Gary Brath-
waite, Andy Ford, Mario
Ford, Vianny Jacques, Byron
Brown, Chris Brown, Henry
Williams, Greogry Taylor,
Ramdeo Ramadass, Belville
Edwards, Davavan Morrison,
Wayne Patrick and Edmund
Lewis.

Players are asked to be at
the park around 10 am.































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Cutler rallies Broncos EZ

\

past Quinn, Browns

@ By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — John
Elway isn't the only Denver
quarterback capable of break-
ing Cleveland's heart.

Jay Cutler pulled off this
fourth-quarter comeback, turn-
ing Brady Quinn's big night into
his own prime-time showcase.

Cutler passed for a career-
high 447 yards and threw three
touchdown passes in the final
15. minutes Thursday night —
the last an 11-yarder to Bran-
don Marshall with 1:14 remain-
ing — to rally the broken Bron-
cos to a 34-30 win over the
Browns, spoiling Quinn's high-
ly hyped debut as an NFL
starter.

The Broncos (5-4) entered
the fourth quarter trailing 23-
13, but Cutler, borrowing a page

‘ out of Elway's comeback play-
book, brought Denver back. He
recorded his fifth career fourth-
quarter comeback victory
despite losing two more run-
ning backs to injuries and only
having his fullback to carry the
ball.

"It was a big, big win for us,"
Cutler said. ‘To be down 13

-and have an empty backfield
and to come back like this, it
means a lot."

Cutler threw-a 93-yard TD
pass to rookie wide receiver
Eddie Royal, a 28-yarder to
tight end Daniel Graham and
then finished off the Browns
like so many Denver teams
have done in the past with his
toss to Marshall in the corner
of the end zone.

The Broncos have beaten
Cleveland eight straight times
and been the Browns' longtime
nemesis, with Elway beating
them three times in AFC title
games.

Cutler finished 24-of-42 with
three TDs and one interception.
He piled.up 204 yards passing in
the fourth quarter alone,

Quinn threw two TD passes
to- Kellen Winslow and went 23-
of-35 for 239 yards, but thought
he could have done more.

"I told everyone, this one is
flat on me," Quinn said. "I
know I am good enough that I
can make a play at the end and
win. I felt comfortable out
there, it's my home away from
home." :

After hauling in Cutler's final
TD pass, Marshall, who spent
the week exchanging barbs with
Dolphins linebacker Joey
Porter, was about to pull some-
thing out of his pants when

teammate Brandon Stokley ran
over and stopped him from get-
ting a possible personal foul.
After the game, Marshall said
he had a black-and-white glove
designed to honor President-
elect Barack Obama and for-
mer Olympians Tommie Smith
and John Carlos, who made
controversial black power

‘salutes at the 1968 Games in

Mexico City.

Quinn had one last chance,
getting the ball back with 1:10
remaining. The former Notre
Dame star, who waited 25
games to take over Cleveland's
offense, completed a 9-yard
pass to Winslow on first down
before two,incompletions gave
him no margin for error. On
fourth down, Quinn whipped a
high pass to Winslow that sailed
through the hands of the Pro
Bowl tight end.

"[ just can't get that last play
out of my head," Winslow said.
"The great ones, the legends

make those plays. That's where ~

I want to be and I'm going to
take it as a lesson."

Denver's bench burst into cel-
ebration while the Browns sus-
tained another gut-wrenching
loss after blowing a 14-point
lead in the second half Sunday

_ against Baltimore.

That loss cost Derek Ander-
son his starting job. He was
benched by coach Romeo Cren-
nel in favor of fan favorite
Quinn, who made plays and was

. efficient moving the ball by

throwing mostly underneath.
Quinn completed passes to

eight different receivers with .

Winslow catching 10 passes for
111 yards.

Quinn had the Browns (3-6)

in position to win, but once
again Cleveland's defense
couldn't come up with a:stop as
Denver racked up 564 total
yards.
» "We let them throw the ball
over:our head, couldn't tackle
and let the game get away,"
Crennel said. "It's disappointing
that your defense can't. do some
simple things and does some
other things poorly. A 93-yard
touchdown pass should never
happen — ever."

Royal had six catches for 164

yards and Marshall caught six

passes for 89 yards.

Cutler was playing at-a huge
disadvantage with Denver's
running game going backward
because of injuries. It hardly
mattered.

With starter Michael Pittman
and backup Andre Hall already
out with season-ending injuries,

JAY CUTLER (6) celebrates with offensive tackle Ryan Clady after Cutler’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Brandon



Marshall late in the Broncos’ 34-30 win over the Cleveland Browns Thursday night in Glavalanet

rookie Ryan ‘Terai made his
first start with third-year pro
Selvin Young as his backup.
Torain scored on a 1-yard run
in the first quarter but sprained
his left knee midway through
the second when he got bent
backward underneath a pile of
players. He was replaced by
Young, who gained 2 yards on

his first carry but left a few plays
later with a groin injury and did-
n't return.

‘Those losses forced the Bron-

cos to use fullback Peyton Hillis
as their primary ball carrier, and

the rookie from Arkansas came.

through on Denver's final scor-

ing drive by blasting his way:

through the line for a crucial

first down on 4th-and- 1 at the
Cleveland 45. ’

From there, Cutler completed
a 14-yard pass to Graham
before catching the Browns off
guard with a quarterback draw
for 18 yards. After missing Mar-
shall in the end zone on first
down, Cutler had his wideout
run the same route against cor-





















ean
alle ts
CCI

JACKSONVILLE,
Florida (AP) — Line-
backer Mike Peterson was
back with the Jaguars after
being sent home and not
practicing for two straight
days.

The team's leading tack-
ler and emotional leader
met with coach Jack Del
Rio on Friday morning and
rejoined the team for
meetings and practice.

Peterson planned to
address the situation later
in the day.

It was unclear whether
Peterson will play Sunday
at Detroit.

According to team-
mates, Del Rio called out
Peterson in a team meeting
Wednesday for his muscle-
flexing celebration at
Cincinnati. Del Rio was
upset that Peterson was
reveling a play in a game
the Jaguars trailed 21-3.



nerback Brandon McDonald
for the game-winner.

Earlier, McDonald was
burned by Royal for the 93-yard
TD, the fourth-longest in Den-
ver history.

The Browns played up Quin-
n's pregame introduction, sav-
ing him to be the last player to
run from the smoke-filled tun-
nel. He received a huge ovation
from Cleveland fans, who
despite having a Pro Bowl QB
in Anderson, have spent many
Sunday afternoons chanting
"Bra-dy, Bra-dy" for most of
the past two seasons.

Quinn didn't disappoint,

throwing two TD passes to

Winslow in the first half to help
the Browns open ‘a 20-10 lead.

_ It was a night the 25-year-old
Quinn had dreamed of since he
was alittle kid in Dublin, Ohio.
He grew up in the Columbus
suburb cheering for the Browns
and he still has a picture of him-
self wearing a No. 19 Bernie
Kosar jersey.

Quinn's No. 10 jersey dotted
every corner of Browns Stadi-
um and a white bed sheet with
"Save Us Brady" hung from the
second deck.

But in thesend, there was
nothing he or anyone else in
orange helmets could do to ee
Cutler.

TO says Cowboys let doubt creep in weeks ago

‘i By SCHUYLER DIXON

Associated Press Writer

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Terrell
Owens admitted what his Dallas team-
mates couldn't a month ago — at least
publicly: The Cowboys were spring-

ing leaks long before Tony Romo.

broke his pinkie and their Super Bowl
hopes started sinking.

Owens said doubt crept in as early as
the first month of the season, when
the Cowboys lost their first game
against Washington then answered
with an unimpressive victory against
then-winless Cincinnati.

After beating the Bengals, the Cow-
boys complained about having to
defend a win and reminded everyone
they were 4-1. They did at least
acknowledge that what they were say-
ing for the cameras might be different
from what they were telling each oth-
er. Owens said it for the cameras
Wednesday; during Dallas' bye week.

"I think the loss to Washington
made a lot of people raise a lot of eye-
brows," Owens said. "I think those
two games alone kind of let everybody
in this locker room know you got to
have sort of a self check like, 'OK,
we're probably not as good as we think
we are, or probably not as good as
hyped.'"

The Cowboys went 1-2 without
Romo after he injured his throwing
hand during the first play of overtime
in a loss to Arizona. The offense was
anemic in all three games, even set-
ting a franchise record for fewest yards
in a win when they beat Tampa Bay
13-9.

But Dallas was 1-2 in the last three
games with Romo, too, always scor-
ing enough points to win but going
through uncharacteristically long
stretches of ineffectiveness on offense
while the defense struggled to make
key stops.

If they want to latch on to some-
thing positive, the Cowboys have this:
The Redskins rematch — on Nov. 16
— could be the first time on the field
together for Romo, Owens, recently



acquired receiver Roy Williams, tight
end Jason Witten, running back Mar-
ion Barber and budding star Felix
Jones, a rookie who backs up Barber
and has emerged as a kickoff return
ace.

Witten is trying to play through a
broken rib from the Tampa Bay game,
and Jones is expected to return after
missing the same amount of time as
Romo with a hamstring injury.

"When you go in with a full deck of
cards, everybody in their starting posi-
tions, you go in with a lot of energy,

high expectations, as we did earlier in
the year," Owens said. "It seems like
one by one, at different positions, guys
have been going down. It's very unfor-
tunate, but there are two halves to the

season."

It's been three-fourths of a season
since Owens had a 100-yard game.
He's averaging less than four catches
and barely 50 yards per game this sea-
son, but he hasn't come close to com-
plaining about it since he was criti-

_ cized for saying after the Washington

game that he needed to get the ball

ab Ata (81) is ae by New
York Giants safety Kenny Phillips (21)
during the third quarter of a game Sunday.

The Giants won 35-14...



more. He made the comments after
catching seven passes, taking two
handoffs and having 11 other balls
thrown his way.

"I can sit up here and say I need the
ball more, then you guys will go back
and dissect how many balls are thrown
my way so I'm not going to get into
that," Owens said.

"I know I am a playmaker. I've
always been that, and I still consider
myself that. I think it shows when I
get my hands on the ball, things hap-
pen."

(AP Photo: Julie. Jacobson)

Instead of building the best record in
the NFC like they did last year, the
Cowboys find themselves in last place
in the NFC East more than halfway
through the season. But Owens says
that hasn't changed the team's out-
look.

"We're still a very confident group
of guys," Owens said. "As a unit, we
know why we aren't winning. We just
have to get those mistakes corrected."

© AP Sports Writer Jaime Aron con-
tributed to this report.



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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Roy sinks 3-pointer to give
- Portland win in overtime

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP)
— Brandon Roy immediately
started looking for an opportu-
nity to redeem himself after he
made a big mistake Thursday
night.

He didn't have to wait very
long.

Roy made a 30-foot. jumper

as time expired in overtime to.

lift the Portland Trail Blazers
to a thrilling 101-99 win over
the Houston Rockets.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27
points and nine rebounds for
the Blazers, who snapped a five-

* game losing streak to the Rock-
ets in a game that featured three
dramatic shots in the final 1.9
seconds. ngs

Roy first hit a turnaround 21-
footer that put the Blazers up
98-96 and sent a sold-out Rose
Garden into a frenzy. But Yao
Ming scored and drew a foul
against Roy on the other end
with 0.8 seconds left, then made
the free throw to give Houston
the lead. Shaheed:

"I was so disappointed with
myself over that foul I just told
Steve (Blake) to give me a
chance to make up for it," Roy
said. us

Portland called timeout and
Blake inbounded the ball to
Roy, who swished the. winner

to send a charge through the

‘delirious crowd. ye

"I saw it fall in the net and I
was like, 'Wow, that was an
unbelievable show,'" Roy said.
"It was a blessing from above."

Tracy McGrady scored 24 of
his 30 points after halftime and
Luis Scola had 14 for the Rock-

ets (3-2), who absorbed a diffi- -

cult loss in the opener a five-
game road trip.

_ Roy finished 6-for-18 from
the field and had 17 points for
Portland, which. last beat the
Rockets on Dec. 20, 2006. _

"We have to move on. We
have a schedule to be played,"
Houston guard Rafer Alston
said. .

Portland led by as many as
10 in the fourth quarter but
McGrady rallied the Rockets,



@ By The Associated Press
. G

Parker, S.A.
Johnson, Atl.
Duncan,.S.A.
Bosh, Tor.
James, Clev.
Stoudemire, Phoe.
Granger, Ind.
Bryant, LAL
Nowitzki, Dall.
Wade, Mia.
Jackson, G.S.
Jefferson, Minn.
McGrady, Hou.
Paul, N.O.
Martin, Sac.
Boozer, Utah
West, N.O.
Butler, Wash.
Gay, Mem.

_ Heward, Orl.
Lewis, Orl.

FG PERCENTAGE

Haslem, Mia. 28
Stoudemire, Phoe.
O'Neal, Phoe. 22
Bogut, Mil. 27
Nene,Den. 22
Boozer, Utah 37
. Okafor, Char. 19
Howard, Orl. 39
Mason, S.A. 23
‘Carter,Den. 21

REBOUNDS

Biedrins, G.S.
Howard, Orl.
Jefferson, Minn.
Brand, Phil.
Duncan, S.A.
Okafor, Char.
Murphy, Ind.
Dalembert, Phil.
Bosh, Tor.
Gasol, LAL |

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Paul, N.O.
Calderon, Tor.
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Sessions, Mil.
James, Clev. |
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Wade, Mia.
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| NBA ee

“I saw it fall in

the net andI —

was like, ‘Wow,
that was an_
unbelievable
show,””...It was
a blessing from

above.”
— Brandon Roy

and both teams had a chance
to win it in regulation. Roy
drove to the basket with 10.1

seconds left but Ron Artest got
in front of him, causing him to.

kick the ball. McGrady couldn't
convert an alley-oop inbound
pass at the buzzer, sending the
game to overtime tied at 90.
Blazers fans didn't get to see
a long-awaited meeting between

prized rookie center Greg Oden.

and Yao. Oden has been out
since the first game with a
sprained foot.

Yao, who was just 4-of-14 in
Houston's 103-99 home loss to
Boston on Tuesday, continued

: to struggle. He mad just four of

13 shots and had 14 points.
Rudy Fernandez scored five
straight points in the fourth
quarter to help Portland open
an 81-71 lead.
But Artest hit a 3 at 7:02 and

. McGrady scored five straight

points to cut the Trail Blazer's
lead to 84-83.

Fernandez had 15 points for

the Blazers. Aaron Brooks
scored 14 for Houston

SEE

SST









BRANDON ROY (7) shoots over Houston Rockets’ Ron Artest (96) during overtime Thursday...

STEPHON MARBURY watches the Knicks’
game against Milwaukee Bucks from the bench
at Madison Square Garden in New York.

(AP Photo: Stephen Chernin) .



(AP Photo/Greg WahI-Stephens)

NBA Today

@ By The Associated
Press

SCOREBOARD

Saturday, November 8

Miami at New Orleans
(8 pm EST). Dwyane
Wade and the Miami Heat
take on the New Orleans
Hornets in the second
game of tough back-to-
back road games. The
Heat open at San Antonio
on Friday night.

STARS

Thursday

— LaMarcus Aldridge,
Trail Blazers, had 27 points
and nine rebounds in Port-
land's 101-99 overtime vic-
tory over the Houston
Rockets.

— Hedo: Turkoglu and
Rashard Lewis, Magic,

- scored 20 points apiece to
lead Orlando to a 98-88:
win over the Philadelphia
76ers.

— Tracy McGrady,
Rockets, scored 24 of his
30 points after halftime in
Houston's 101-99 overtime
loss to the Portland Trail
Blazers.

— Andre Iguodala,
76ers, finished with 16
points, 11 rebounds and
eight assists in Philadel-
phia's 98-88 loss to the
Orlando Magic.

wow

_ The Portland Trail Blaz-
ers' 101-99 overtime victo-
ry over the Houston Rock-
ets featured three dramat-
ic shots in the final 1.9 sec-
onds. Brandon Roy first hit
a turnaround 21-footer
that put the Blazers up 98-
96.

- But Yao Ming scored
and drew a foul against
Roy on the other end with
0.8 seconds left, then made
the free throw-to give
Houston the lead.

Portland called time out
and the inbounds play
went to Roy, who swished
a 30-foot winning jumper
as time expired.

«

‘| 2 “HELPING HAND: =:

With Dwight Howard’
hampered by foul trouble,
the Orlando Magic turned
to some of their secondary
options in a 98-88 victory
over. the Philadelphia
76ers.

Jameer Nelson had a
season-high 16 points and
nine assists, and Hedo
Turkoglu and Rashard
Lewis scored 20 points
apiece to give Orlando a
third straight win.

_SPEAKING.

"I saw it fall in the net
and I was like, 'Wow, that
was an unbelievable show. '
It was.a blessing from .

above."
-— Brandon Roy after he
made. a.30-foot jumper as
‘time expired in overtime to
lift the Portland Trail Blaz-
ers to- victory over the
Rockets. -

Marbury backs
off plan to practice
with his old high
school team

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Knicks guard Stephon Mar-
bury backed off Friday on a
plan to practice with his old
high school team while he's not
getting playing time with New
York.

Marbury had expressed
interest Thursday in practicing
with his alma mater, Abraham
Lincoln High School in Brook-
lyn, to stay in shape while he's
stuck on the bench for the
Knicks.

"I'm not going to do it,"
Marbury said Friday. "I spoke
to the Players' Association and

they said it wouldn't be a good .

idea."

Although Marbury dressed
for the team's Friday morning
shootaround, the guard hasn't
appeared in any games this sea-
son and isn't expected to play
against the Washington Wiz-
ards on Friday night.

Knicks coach Mike D'An-
toni hadn't heard of Marbury's
plan when asked about it
before the shootaround, but

had no problem with the idea.

"[ think the main thing is he
wants to stay ready," D'An-
toni said. "And in this day and
age I think that's commend-
able." ;

Marbury said he felt practic-
ing with his old high school
team would help him stay in
shape, as well as help the
young players. He may still go
and watch the school practice.

"It would be a lot of fun just
to be there and talking with
them about the game," he said.

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the
news, read
Insight on
Mondays





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Austin
stops |
Golota
after one
round

CHENGDU, China (AP) —
Ray Austin o! the United States
earned a victory over Andrew
Golota on Friday when the Pol-
ish fighter declined to come out

for the second round of their ©

non-title WBC heavyweight
bout.

Austin knocked down Golota
only 10 seconds into the bout
between former title contenders
promoted by Don King. Golota
hit the deck a second time in

’ the round, but referee Mike










Griffin ruled it a slip.

Golota-complained of an
injury to his left biceps appar-
ently from the first round, offi-

- cials said.

"It feels great to redeem
myself," said Austin, who lost a
heavyweight title fight last year
to Vladimir Klitschko. "I did-
n't get to show all that I wanted,
but I'm happy I won."

There were three other fights
on the card. th

In a WBC strawweight title
fight, Juan Palacios of
Nicaragua won a seventh-round
TKO over Teruo Misawa of
Japan when the referee stopped
the fight 2:28 in the round.

Marco Antonio Barrera of
Mexico Sammy Ventura of

Mexico:on.a fourth-round TKO

eit lightweight fight and

ee

Devon Alexander of the United -

States improved to 16-0 with a
fourth-round TKO over Lee
Sun-haeng of South Korea.

Alexander is the WBC's No.
1 title contender at super light-
weight and is in line for a title
fight with Timothy Bradley.

The fight card in Chengdu
coincided with a World Boxing
Council convention being held
in the city.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

RAY AUSTIN is seen with his gold belt after beating Poland’s
Andrew Golota during the WBC USNBC International Heavyweight
Championship in Chengdu, Southwestern China's Sichuan
province, yesterday,.




































Bart








RAY AUSTIN (right above and left) fights with Poland’s Andrew Golota (/eft) during the WBC USNBC International
Heavyweight Championship...



v.

ams, Ivanovic withdraw

from the WTA Championships









“semifinals.

@ By CHRISTOPHER.
TORCHIA
Associated Press. Writer

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sere-
na Williams and Ana Ivanovic

son-ending event on Friday,
when top-ranked Jelena
Jankovic advanced despite los-
ing 2-6, 6-3, 64 to Vera
Zvonareva. .
Zvonareva and Jankovic both
advanced to the semifinals of
the Sony Ericsson Champi-
onships because of winning
records in the round-robin stage: .
of the tournament. ;
Zvonareva. plays Elena

. Dementieva and Jankovic faces



mus Willianis on Saturday.
“Serena Williams pulled out
vith a stomach injury before
“match aga:nst Dementieva,
Handing the F.ussian a spot in
the final four.

"I did feel pain last-night,"
the U.S. Open champion said.
"I was still in pain just getting
out of bed."

Williams lost to her ‘sister,
Venus, 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 Thursday.

Earlier, [vanovic withdrew
from her match against Svet-
lana Kuznetsova because of a
virus. The players' losing
records meant neither had a-
chance of advancing to the

J

fankovic si id she did not
know the circt mstances of the
withdrawals and could not com-
ment. She noted that she also
has ailments, including a back
problem | that requires
painkillers before she plays.
"This is the last tournament
of the year," she said. "I also
have problems, but I'm willing
to try my best."
_ Williams. bristled and pointed



a finger at a journalist who syig-
gested she should have played
Friday despite her injury.

"I should make you work out
.. for like 22 years and make
you have a severe stomach
strain, and then tell you to play
for the sponsors," she said.
"You should try it."

The world's top eight players
were divided into two groups,
with the top two in each group
advancing to the elimination
stage.

The ninth-ranked Zvonareva
is the lowest-ranked player in
the eight-woman field but put
on a poised performance.

She broke Jankovic at 3-3 in
the third set, pressuring the Ser-
bian with deep groundstrokes
and occasional trips to the net.
The Russian improved to 4-6
against Jankovic.

. Declined

Williams declined to say
whether she would play next
year at Indian Wells, Califor-
nia, one of the Tour's nine top
tournaments. The Williams sis-
ters haven't played there since
2001, when the family was
booed after Venus withdrew
just before a semifinal match
against Serena.

"We'll see. Who knows," Ser-
ena said.

"We've had a lot of discus-
sions with a lot of people. I
don't want to get into that right

‘now. I just want to keep focused

on other things."

Under a restructuring of the
WTA calendar and tourna-
ments, top-10 players who miss
the top tournaments could be
suspended, though players can
avoid the punishment if they
make promotional appearances.

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DR BERNARD NOTTAGE poses with undersec-
retary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture Car-
men Gomez. Dr Nottage’s wife, Portia, stands
next to Dr Perry Gomez, head of internal medi-
cine at the Princess Margaret Hospital.






LEFT TO RIGHT: Given Knowles, chairperson of the National Women’s .- ST AUGUSTINE’S College class Rf 1975 (left to-right:) Avis Munroe, Sharon Che, Peter + Campbell
toro eat with Mrs Nottage, and Dr Ronnie Knowles, a former Min- Mrs Nottage, Ruth Adderley, and Jennifer Williams. .
ister of Healt

FORMER istics Ruby Nottage with Mrs Portia :
Nottage s mother, Mrs Louise Butterfield.



. PORTIA NOTTAGE poses with Maal stale ay Evans and Corrine ‘Sha-
lamr’ Harris. ;

Celebrating her 50th birthday with a small and intimate dinner party at their residence,
‘Chichcharney’, in Buttonwood Hills, on Friday, October 24th, was Mrs Portia Nottage, wife of Dr
Bernard Nottage. The sumptuous meal was catered by Nina Maynard of the Corner Hotel.

Portia’s lifelong friend and formerentertainer and choreographer, Magistrate Carolyn Vogt
Evans, organized an exciting programme of entertainers, inclyding the strolling singing guitarist,
Barry ‘Fat Cat’ Hawkins, who pefformed during the meal. °

After dinner entertainment featured all star entertainers led by Rick Carey, lead singer of
BahaMen, and included Nita Ellis, Spice, and Bertram Archer in an impressive musical extrava-
ganza. Music for the evening was provided by Traffic Jam-of the Falcons Music Comoraton.

A great time was had by all!

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down on his knees to
serenade his wife.
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portion of the night,
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Tribune Staff Reporter _

OUTRAGED bus drivers:

are refusing to service new
routes released by govern-
ment yesterday and called for
an alteration of the “nonsen-
sical” new fare scheme.
Officers and members of
the Public Transport Associa-
tion of the Bahamas (PTAB),
the largest bus company in
Nassau with about 180 buses,
have rejected routes released
by the Road Traffic Depart-
ment.claiming they show total
disregard for: passengers’
needs identified by PTAB.

During a press conference -

at PTAB's Edmira Plaza
headquarters.on Soldier, Road,
association president Reuben

Rahming said he was shocked |

by the routes that show no evi-
dence of the long negotiations
between PTAB and govern-
ment.

He said PTAB has been
working for years to identify
passengers’ needs and ser-
viceable routes, and although
their association relayed this
information to government

through daily negotiations,

their advice has been ignored.

~ Mr Rahming said: “These
new routes are either not prof-
itable or nonsensical. They do
not reflect what we did.

“We pushed the issue that .

new routes were needed, and

we researched them, but to’

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“It is fundamental that you
at least show the respect to
work in partnership with the
industry. 2

“We try to strive for what is

These new routes are
either not profitable, or
nonsensical. They do not.
reflect what we did.

Reuben Rabming

99

right and what is good and we.
have been rejected,” he said.
Mr Rahming said PTAB

drivers ‘will, not service the.

routes in their current format,
and have contacted the Road

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Afoit week struggle lies ahead of eight
“Wyndham hotel, staff members who became
the latest at the property to fall victim to the

touristn downturn on Friday. .:

After a meeting between hotel management,
the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union (RBHCAWU) and the employees
themselves, it was decided that the cocktail
waitresses would be laid off for a month start-

ing Monday.

The meeting was the second in a week
between hotel management and the union, the
first having taken place on Monday. It ended

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Traffic Depatnent to rene-
gotiate.

PTAB's six proposed
routes designed to meet public
demand include’ the. 22a
around Cowpen Road, Mar-

shall Road and the new South

Vest Junior School, as well as

‘the’ 22b along East Street, and
another from Fox Hill to Sea

_ Breeze Lane.

Mr Rahming said: “The

persons in Marshall Road and

SEE page 8:

without a (dees resolution on the workers’ fate.

The union was keen to have the Wyndham
Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace casino take
the staff back and yesterday Robert Sands,

vice president of external affairs for Bahamar,
said “that’s what’s been agreed.”
The.employees’ loss could translate into a

minor win for the remaining 15 waitresses,

weeks.

who may now experience. an increase in their
work hours, Mr Sands confirmed.

Last week, employees in the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort’s receiving department were. told
they would be temporarily laid-off for four

More than 40 line staff employees were made

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CURRENT projections
have Hurricane Paloma being

downgraded. to.a Tropical:

Storm by the time it reaches

the Bahamas, but forecasters |
warn the islands to be pre->

pared for flooding as it may
stall'and dump rain for days.
Strong winds and heavy rain

could appear in the southern’.
- and central Bahamas. during:

Sunday while New Providence
could also get some showers
from the outer bands of the
storm over the weekend.

At 5.30pm last night the
16th named storm of the 2008
Atlantic hurricane season was

-35 miles south of the Cayman -

Islands located ‘at. 18.7 north
and 81.3 west. ~

Moving towards Cuba,
which has already suffered an
estimated $9 billion damage

’. in five storms including two
hurriganes this year, the cate-

gory two hurricane is expected
to strengthen toa category

’, three within the next 12 hours.

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day night early Sunday, it is
then forecast to weaken as it
heads north to the Bahamas

-— and then “things get

tricky.”

.What’s left of Paloma may
even come toa slow down
between Cuba and the
Bahamas early next week,”
said Bob Smerbeck, senior
with
Accuweather.com.

“Probably the earliest we
could see some winds.and rain
reaching the (central)
Bahamas would be during the
day. Sunday, out ahead of
Paloma.”

The central Bahamas
includes Exuma, Cat Island,
Long Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador. m

“So there’s going to be:

‘heavy rain that spreads north

across the Bahamas. Maybe -
people are hoping for a little

_ water for the cistern — they

could like this — but unfor:
tunately you could have some

_ flooding and some potentially

damaging winds as well,” said

SEE page 8

We are ready for storm,
says NEMA director

NEMA Director, Commander Stephen Russell, said
yesterday he is satisfied that his team and “all relevant
subcommittees” are prepared to “respond as necessary” to

Hurricane Paloma.

The hurricane, expected to be. a tropical storm by the
time it reaches the Bahamas with heavy rain accompanying
it, was swirling off the coast of the Cayman Islands last night

as a category two storm.

Commander Russell said that having met with the
National Disaster Committee yesterday morning he has
been assured that all relevant Government agencies have
“personnel on standby who would go into the islands to do
a rapid damage assessment” if needed in the wake of Palo-

SEE page 8



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THE TRIBUNE



Last night for Islands of
the World Fashion Week |

Islands of the World Fashion Week
will draw to a close tonight, but there is
still time to buy tickets for the grand
finale.

The event has been held over the past
several days at the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel and the Atlantis Resort.

The event is intended to showcase the
work of established and new designers of
both garments and accessories either
based in or originating from the various
islands around the world, providing them
with a means to expose their designs to
international media, retailers, merchan-
disers and agents.

The event is endorsed by the United

Nations Educational, Scientific and Cul--

tural Organisation (UNESCO) due to





the concurrent promotion of the themes

of cultural diversity, the environment
and climate change, the education of
youth on HIV/AIDS, and poverty alle-
viation as they impact small, developing
island states.

The event will contribute financial sup-
port to work in these areas through the
charitable organisations of YouthAIDS
and the Small Island States Foundation.

Fashion Week has featured the work of
Nick Verreos, the noted designer behind

“the label Nikolaki. , , (

Nick Verreos is best known as one of
the breakout designers.from Bravo’s Pro-
ject Runway (second season), and winner
of the Barbie Challenge.

Launched in 2001, with his partner

David Paul, the line Nikolaki is carried in
stores such as Henri Bendel, Nordstrom,
Fred Segal, Diavolina, Aero & Co. and
Mushi Mushi.

Celebrities such as Marlee Matlin, Hei-
di Klum, Eva Longoria and Brenda
Strong of Desperate Housewives, Patri-
cia Arquette, Kathy Griffin and Nikka
Costa have all worn his creations.

So far this week, the British Colonial
and the Atlantis have been buzzing with
models strutting couture, ready-to-wear,
resort, swimwear, and accessories designs
from Barbados, British Virgin Islands,

Cuba, Fiji; Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica,.

Madagascar, St Lucia, St Vincent and
‘the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago,
and the Bahamas.

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Buyers and agents from boutiques and
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Ohama hailed
as man whom
black men

Can admire

â„¢ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE emergence of
Barack Obama, a dedicated
family man, as the next
leader of the United States
may inspire Bahamian men
to reassert themselves as
patriarchs of their families.

Rey Patrick Paul, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Christ-
ian Council, told The Tri-
bune yesterday that for a
long time, the image of the
idéal father who loves his
wife and children has been
absent from the black com-
munity.

Instead, he said, young
men have been mostly
exposed to the gang lifestyle,
illicit music lyrics, and other
elements which encourage
negative lifestyles.

Added to this, many chil-
dren in the country are
forced.to grow up without
the support of their fathers,
and can therefore be more
easily led astray, he said.

“Barack Obama stands as
a man who persons can
admire and one whose fami-
ly values can be modelled
after. There is no doubt that
Mr Obama’s success will
impact the next generation
of those who are growing up
without having a father in
their home,” Rev Paul said.

Dr Sandra Dean-Patter-
son, head of the Crisis Cen-
tre, said she understands

* that many local children

have been following the suc-
cess of president-elect Oba- _
ma. She said the first family-
to-be is “a great display of a
healthy family relationship.”

Mr Obama, she said, is not
only concerned about suc-
cess in terms of the election,
but also when it comes to his
family.

Dr Dean-Patterson also
noted that although it is

!_ good to stress the impor-

tance of a healthy, complete

i family, “it is also important

for persons to understand
that if they come froma sin-
gle parent family, it doesn’t
necessarily mean that they’
will have difficulties in start-
ing or maintaining their own
family as a complete and
healthy unit.”

She said as long as the
most influential parent is
one who is nurturing and
caring, but also supports or
allows for a child to interact
with the other parent, that
child should be able to
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© In brief

Shooting
victim, 25,
in ‘serious’
condition

A 25-year-old man from
Cowpen Road is in serious
condition in hospital after
being shot early yesterday
morning.

The.man was in the area of
Carmichael Road and Faith
Avenue yesterday at 4am
when an unknown gunman
approached firing shots from
a weapon. The Cowpen
Road man sustained gunshot
wounds to his neck and ,
head. He was transported to
hospital for treatment. Inves-
tigations are ongoing.

Man, 26, in
custody —
after drugs
discovery

A 26-year-old man was
taken into police custody at
Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport on Thursday
in connection with the pos-
session of $20,000 worth of
cocaine.

Officers of the Airport
Police Station at 10am on
Thursday apprehended the
suspect, a resident of Augus-
ta Street, after airport securi-
ty screeners carried out a
routine checkpoint search
and discovered the illegal
drugs. The security screeners
found one kilo of cocaine
strapped to the suspect’s
stomach. The man was
attempting to leave the
Bahamas for the United
States. The cocaine, which
was concealed in a yellow
taped package, has a local
street value of $20,000.

Augusta Street
Iman accused
of possessing
cocaine

“A 26-year-old Augusta
Street man was arraigned in a
Magistrate's Court yesterday
on cocaine possession charges.

It is alleged that Timothy
Gittens on Thursday, Novem-
ber 6, took preparatory steps
to export a quantity of cocaine
out of the Bahamas. It is also ~
alleged that he was found in
possession of.a quantity of
cocaine with intent to supply.

Gittens, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita :
Bethel at Court No. 8, Bank
Lane, pleaded not guilty yes-

terday to the charges. Accord- ~

ing to the prosecution, Gittens
was found in possession of two
and a half pounds of cocaine.
Gittens was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. His case was
adjourned to November 15 for
a report and fixture for hear-

ing.
Teenager admits:
drugs, weapons
allegations

AN 18-year-old youth of

Deveaux Street pleaded guilty ~

in Magistrate’s Court yester-
day to drugs and weapons
charges.

Jermaine H Taylor of
Deveaux Street pleaded guilty
yesterday to possession of an
unlicensed black Pierto Baret-
ta 9 mm pistol and eight live
rounds of ammunition. He
also pleaded guilty to posses-
sion of a quantity of marijuana
and cocaine with intent to sup-
ply. Taylor was arraigned
with 10 others also from
Deveaux Street, before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at Court
No. 8, Bank Lane, yesterday.
The accused were all repre-
sented by lawyer Roger Min-
nis. They pleaded not guilty to
the charges. Three of the 11
accused persons, including

Taylor, were not granted bail -

yesterday. The case was
adjourned to November 14.

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MINISTER of State for
Immigration Branville McCart-
ney said he would not have
changed his decision to deny
reggae singer Mavado entry into
the country, even if he had
known that funds from the Mil-
lennium Countdown Concert
were to be given to charitable
organisations.

Mr McCartney also claimed

the promoters of the event met.

with the director of immigration

and were told to “cease and’

desist” advertising that Mava-
do was to perform. sé
“They were told before Mava-
do came into the country that
he was not to perform and they
allowed him to come. They
defied what we told them to do
and if there is any embarrass-
ment they caused it on them-

ll Educators see tutors as useful supplementary source of education



Immigration Minister said decision would
remain even if concert funds went to charity

selves,” Mr McCartney said.

The minister said he had not
been aware that the singer was
allowed into the country three
months ago to perform. Had he
known about it, Mr McCartney
said, Movado would have been
denied entry on that occasion
as well.

“The prime minister has put
me in this position to make
those kinds of decisions and I
make these decisions everyday.
We have to determine whether
or not it is in the best interest of

- the-country,” Mr McCartney |

said.
»He.said that as long as he is
Minister of State for Immigra-

tion, he will maintain the view
that promoters should not waste
their time bringing applications

‘for persons who promote vio-

lence and aggression towards
women.

“TI take into consideration my
daughters as well when I make
decisions pertaining to issues
that can affect young people. I
am obligated to do what is best
for the country and I am not
going to encourage persons who
promote aggression towards
women and violence to come
and perform in the Bahamas;”
he said.

Mr McCartney said his min-
istry does not want to disen-

franchise any person, business
or performer but wants to
ensure that they do what is best
for the country.

Sigma Management propri-
etor, Frank Forbes said there is
a long list of organisations and
individuals that benefit from the
funds made from the event.

“We specifically go through
the poor communities and pay
light bills for poor people. We
don’t operate for any lime light.
We operate to help Bahamians
and the Bahamas. I have this
event to help Bahamians and I
listen to my people destroy
themselves and destroying the

people that are trying to help

Doris Johnson aims to make the grade!

i School makes tutoring mandatory for 12th graders before BGCSE exams



m@ BY ALEX MISSICK

TO improve the academic perfor-
mances of its students, one public high
school is making it mandatory for 12th
graders to be tutored before they sit their
BGCSE exams.

Doris Johnson Senior High School’s
principal Linda Major told The Tribune
that her school has identified many sub-
ject specific teachers who will be paid a
minimum of $20 an hour to give tutoring
sessions to the senior students. ~

“T find that the students who are inter-
ested are the ones who attend (the tutor-
ing lessons). Our deputy head boy last
year received eight A’s in all eight
BGCSE, subjects he took. So he took

advantage. of the. tutoring sessions pro-



normally wouldn’t attend, to increase
their chances of doing well in exams,”
Ms Major said. ig ane

With the national grade average at a
‘D+’, many Bahamians believe that stu-
dents should step up their studies by tak-

ing advantage of tutors to assist them in

specific areas in which they may be strug-

gling. .
Gail Wisdom, director of Academia
and Special Education, said she believes
that tutoring is important, and that chil-
dren of all ages should be treated as indi-
viduals. oe ,

“Tt is my philosophy that not everyone
is capable of writing the BGCSE because

there are some children who should not
be taking the exam. That’s why the
national average is so low. “Teachers
need to realise that not everyone is not
going to be at the same level at the same
time, allow children to develop at their
own pace and give them the support that
they need,” she said.

“If they were screening the children
for the exam and choose those who
passed the mock exams, the national
average would probably be a ‘C’ or ‘C+’.
It’s more important to allow children to
become equipped with the skills they

‘need in realising their optimum level of

achievement.”

Patricia Collins, government’s deputy
director of education for administrative
and support services, said the Ministry

vided and‘it worked out im his best'inter# of Education offers tutoring séssions at

est. So now we are targeting those who ~

the ministry forall’ ages*and also pro-
vides a homework centre specifically for
12th. grade students.

“We offer study halls and homework
centres for senior high school students
which are operated on select afternoons
every week, and it can vary from school
to school depending on the school’s need
because one can not micro manage,”,Ms
Collins said. Ms.Collins said students are
invited to come to the study halls, which
are always supervised and where they
can receive assistance in the core sub-
jects of English and mathematics.

“At the senior high school level, we
Offer subject specific homework centres
(for) students who need assistance in

areas like biology or any specific subject.

This is their last chance for what we call
free tutoring services,” Ms Collins said.
Ayanna Cartwright-Clarke, owner of
the Excelsior Tutoring Centre, specialis-
es in national exam preparation and has
decided to launch an initiative to assist
students who are interested in building a

robust educational foundation. She has ©

seen many of her students excel and suc-
cessfully navigate through life.
“One-on-one tutoring can be of
tremendous help in bringing. up our
national exam performances. Results are
based on the child's understanding as
well as application of the material. The
extra practice that tutoring gives allows
for a higher amount of exposure. to par-

ticular,concepts, or subjects, thus giving.

- the:student a better chance of performing
“We have such a great need for tutor-
ing in general. However, in-my. experi-
ence, I have found that subjects needing
particular attention are reading, language,
math and science,” Ms Cartwright-Clarke
said.
She further said that while tutoring is
needed, it should never take the focus
off the school system - the primary means
of receiving a good education.

“Tutors must understand that they
work in conjunction with the system, not
as main educators, but as a supplemen-
tary source of education. We are the
assistants to the system,” Ms Cartwright-
Clarke said.

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them,” Mr Forbes said.
President of the Bahamas
Christian Council, Rev Patrick
Paul, said they did not wish to
take food out of poor people’s
mouths, but added that not

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if

everyone that provides for,;,

someone really loves that per-
son.

“Not because someone gives
you something means that they
are truly looking out for you,”
he said.

The wealth of a society is built

‘ on integrity and our responsi-

bility as a church to up hold that
integrity,” Rev Paul said.

“We will work in tangent with
the government in relation to
what we believe: the church and
state work together to the

degree that is best for the people;
and when it is in violation of â„¢
what the scripture teaches, we}
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Five Bahamian war veterans to be honoured in Grand Bahama

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Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

‘FREEPORT - Five Bahami-
an war veterans will be honored:
at the 10th annual Remembrance
Day Parade. in Grand Bahama on
Sunday.

Gerald Wildgoose, a resident
of Hunters; Wilburn Miller, of
Lewis Yard; James Roker, of
West End; Don Williams, of
Freeport; and Cecil Hepburn of
Eight Mile Rock are all Bahami- ,
an World War II veterans who
are still living.

The 2008 parade will begin at
the Martin Town Primary School
at 3pm, and end at the St
Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Zhivargo Laing, Minister of
State for Finance and the Public
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Remembrance Day Parade

ensures that generations of.

Bahamians and future genera-
tions will never forget the indi-
viduals, including Bahamians,
who made the ultimate sacrifice
and paid the ultimate price for

the freedoms, liberties, and civil —

and human rights that are
enjoyed today. Pa
Thompson said individuals
responsible for the establishment
of the Remembrance Day

Parade, in 1999, on Grand ©

Bahama, will also be recognised.

. They were: the late Mary
Nabb, retired educator and World
War II veteran; Monsignor
Ambrose McKennon, Rector of
Mary Star of the Sea Catholic
Church; Cecil Hepburn, World
War II Veteran; Cecil Thomp-
son, former district superinten-

dent for Grand Bahama District;



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Stephen Plakaris, former direc-
tor of Operation Hope; and Greg
Christie, director of public rela-
tions. ‘

Mr Thompson said the
parade’s founding members felt
they had a moral duty to ensure
that students throughout Grand
Bahama remember the war
heroes and veterans around the
world. *

He said that Mrs Nabb, a well
known educator and human
rights activist who died in January
2004, was a decorated World War
II veteran. Mrs Nabb lied about
her age so that she could serve in
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still living are Bimini residents
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and Anthony Vega. All seven
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and Bimini who served in World

War I (1914-1919) are now.

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Some 37 Bahamians who have
served in World War II (1939-

1945) have since died. oS

Special services will be taking
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day. In many parts of the world,

two minutes -of. silence aré™

observed at 11am as:a sign of
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- In the US, the day is recognised ‘

“as Veteran’s Day, and in the

British Commonwealth Nations
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Day. Armistice Day is an official
holiday in France. And, in Bel-
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Welcome dilemma for newly re- -elected Kerry

J OHN KERRY i is in a public relations
pickle. .

It’s bad form to seem n hungry for a Cabinet
post, particularly if you’ve just run for re-

election professing that there’s nothing more -

in the once-vast realm of your, ambition than
serving the good and decent people of Mass-
achusetts.

But despite his office’ 's attempt to knock
the story down, Kerry is not only eyeing the
secretary of state’s job, he has emerged as a
top contender for Foggy Bottom.

“I think it’s serious — and Kerry. wants
it,” says.one person close to Barack Oba-
ma’s campaign. “If you look at the list of

possibilities, you’ve got to see him among’

the top contenders.”

Now, Kerry is easy to make sport of
because he tends to wear his ambition on his
sleeve.

And his collar.-And his lapel. And a half-
dozen other places about his person.

But let’s be clear: He’d be a terrific choice
for the job.

He’s hardly the only one who’s interest-
ed, of course. Another top contender would
have to be former UN ambassador Richard
Holbrooke, who was making the public

rounds in Denver during the Democratic

convention.

Indeed, in one eye-catching moment at a
foreign policy forum, Holbrooke dramati-
cally rebuked an apologist who tried to min-
imize Russia’s invasion of Georgia.

Speaking to Holbrooke afterward, I noted
that Joe Biden’s selection as Obama’s tick-
etmate removed one of the former ambas-
sador’s major rivals for secretary of state.

To hear Holbrooke’s reaction, one might
have thought he had no interest:in a job he’s
coveted for years.

Nevertheless, the tour d’horizon he
authored in a recent edition of Foreign
Affairs magazine was viewed by insiders as an
audition for the position.

Susan Rice, a former assistant secretary of
state under Bill Clinton, is also sometimes

mentioned, as is Washington mega-lawyer -

and former Ted Kennedy aide Greg Craig,
though he’s seen as a better fit for White
House counsel.

But no one brings more to the table than
Kerry would.

His years of service on the Senate Foreign

Relations Committee has given him deep

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relationship with pivotal Middle Eastern lead-

ers. (With Senator Chris Dodd’s decision to

stay at the helm of the banking committee,,.
Kerry will assume the chairmanship of For- -

eign Relations next yeay should he remain in

the Senate).

Meanwhile, because: of his own presidential
campaign, Kerry is an internationally known
figure.

Put it together, and his appointment as
secretary of state would send just the signal
that Obama wants to convey about the

importance he puts on improving US rela- -

tions in the world.

When Joe Biden won Obama’s VP nod,
some tea-leaf readers viewed that as a posi-
tive for Kerry, thinking it removed a potential
rival for the nation’s top diplomatic job. But
here’s an interesting question: Would Biden
want Kerry at state?.

The two senators are genuine friends. Still,
if Biden wants to be the new administration’s
foreign policy czar, it wouldn’t necessarily
be in his interest to have Kerry — a high-
profile figure with his own power base and
political relationships — in the post. Howev-
er, The New Yorker recently quoted a Biden
spokesman as saying Biden has told Obama

he doesn’t want to be a shadow secretary of

State.

Either way, Kerry has credit in the bank -

with the president-elect.

His choice of Obama as keynote speaker at
the 2004 Democratic convention catapulted
the little-known US Senate candidate from
Illinois into the national limelight.

An early endorser of Obama, Kerry was
also a tough and able campaign surrogate,
so much so that he was the campaign’s choice
to speak for the nominee on the last episode
of “Meet the Press” before the election.

With his own dream of being president
over, expect Kerry to jump if he gets offered
the secretary of state post.

And if he does, here’s how he could make
up for his campaign dissembling: He could
reach into his political funds and donate to
the state — or even to charity — the couple
of million it costs to run a special election. .

That would make it a win-win for EvETYONE,

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Street at 11:00 am.,
_ morning service at 8:30 a.m.
November 9th, 2008.

Are Socialist
- policies the
right approach
for our Govt?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Over the past few weeks,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has obviously been feel-
ing helpless with the many
requests that he confronts for
help from people grappling

with the unkind effects of .

what is becoming a world wide
recession.

Decent Bahamians from all
walks’ of life are beginning to
feel the pinch. »

So in an effort to help, Mr.
Ingraham has announced sey-
eral programmes to assist peo-
ple who might be negatively
impacted.

First there was the demand’

that the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation turn the power
back on for clients adversely
affected by increased fuel
costs this summer.

Then there were increased
social service provisions fol-
lowed by help with electricity
bills from the private power
plant in Grand Bahama.

Faced with even more bad
economic news, Mr. Ingraham
has now announced mortgage
assistance for those falling on
hard times.

No details on how this

might work have been
released yet, but these will no
doubt follow.

It makes one wonder:

1. How people who have
previously lost their homes
when times were not so tough
will feel? Their equity is lost
until they. can get back on
their feet. Are they deserving
of help too?

2. With the National debt .

already over $3 billion how
does the government intend
to fund this new expenditure?

3. What impact will this

have on the country's foreign:

reserves?

Dawa

letters@tribunemedia.net



4. How will this all impact
liquidity — working capital
loans, etc?

5. Was a cost benefit analy-
sis done on this?

6. How many of these kinds
of programmes, like educa-

- tional-loans, etc, have ever

been successfully repaid?

7. How long will National
Insurance, the lone social
assurance entity, last in the
face of all this? Will the equi-
ty of the thousands of
Bahamian taxpayers go down
the drain in some other effort
to help?

8. Where and when will this
so-called assistance end?

9. Who will decide who is
worthy of help and who is
not?

The list could .go on, and

_ on.
God knows, no one wants >

to lose their home and the
equity they have accumulat-

ed after years of making mort-.

gage payments, but is this
Socialism of losses. the right
approach for a government to
take?

Why don't we hear Mr.
Ingraham and his supporters,
or Mr.‘ Christie; leader‘of the
PLP andhis supporters, sug-
gesting that these are times
that families must come
together to help each other?

Why don't they lead the
way by donating from their

public salaries to start a pri- -

vate fund to help the less for-
tunate?

A fund that will be properly
managed, with appropriate
safeguards to protect the
future prospects of collecting

the funds that are loaned out?

It's because they can dip
into the Public Treasury at
their whim.

To paraphrase Milton
Friedman, it's always easier to
spend other people’s money,
and why worry about it when
you have nothing to give but
what you take from the tax-
payers in the first place.

At the end of the day, it all
starts with the best of inten-
tions but ends with a country
in misery.

History is replete with

examples.
_ Presumably Mr Ingraham
and the Bahamian Parliament
believe they can create a wel-
fare state that is different than
those that have existed in the
past, with outcomes that will
have no impact on future gen-
erations.

But we all know, when
something seems too good to
be true...it is.

Just ask the millions of
Americans and other citizens
of the world suffering the ill
effects: of another financial .
bubble that has burst.

It's too bad, but this pre-
sent crop of so-called leaders
might not be here to witness
the destruction of the Socialist
policies they are implement-
ing.

Nor will they see or feel the
long road to recovery when
the country is finally dowr
graded to a basket case.

But at the present clip,
maybe that day is not as far
off as we hope?

Maybe some economic

‘realism will prevail before the

country goes any further down
this road.

RICK LOWE
www.weblogbahamas.com

Is BEC buying from the right source?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read. the article quoting

Mr Basden of BEC comment- '
ing on Dionisio D'Aguilar's.

comments on the transparen-
cy of the fuel surcharge that
BEC is charging.

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GATES #2, P.O. BOX CR-55647, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person’ who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization. should: not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas:



Due to The Traditional Remembrance Day
| Service at Christ Church Cathedral, George

there will be one
on Sunday

If Mr Basden has "No
Objection" to an outside audit
of the surcharge then one

‘assumes it is either too :com-

plicated for any ordinary mor-
tal to understand or it is okay,
according to the rules of the
game.

What we should be look-
ing at is whether the buying
policy of BEC is what it

_ should be and the initial cost

of the fuel is as low as we
should expect.
In other words are they buy-
ing from the right source?
And then we should be

looking at BEC's other costs ©

and perhaps then they can
become really transparent and
honest by explaining why their
initial charge to the customer
is so high —15 cents per Kw

and why we pay more if we

use more — 18 cents a Kw
over 800 Kws.

Surely the cost of produc-
ing power must go down the
more you produce.

.Perhaps Mr D'Aguilar
would like to extend the terms
of his audit.

We are fast approaching
the dark days of winter when
we all neéd power and until
the alternative energy plan of
BEC comes to fruition. which
does not look like happening
in the immediate future if, of
course at all; we all should
keep hammering away at the
politicians and management
to make things right for the
Bahamian public.

PATRICK H THOMSON
Nassau,
October 31, 2008.

My conference speech
never alluded to Cuba

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I READ with interest a letter that appeared in your paper on
Thursday, October 30, 2008 captioned “A reckless approach to
other people’s money” by Mr Charles Poitier in which he
claimed that I gave a speech at the Globalization Conference
hosted by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce in which I
“alluded to the fact that Cuba was coming back and would be a

threat to our tourism product.”

I simply point out that I never alluded to Cuba in my speech
at all. Tread from a written text, which text I submit to you fo:
your own ease of reference. Further, I do not share the view that
Cuba now or when it “opens up”, as people like to say, is or
would be a threat to The Bahamas.

If Mr Poitier heard thoughts about Cuba, he did not hear them
from me. Ordinarily I would not answer such a letter but the
misrepresentation is so blatant I felt compelled to do so. As for
the other thoughts which Mr. Poitier expressed in his letter, I
leave them to the good sense of your readers,

ZHIVARGO LAING
Minister of State
Ministry of Finance
Nassau,

October 30, 2008
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lm By TANEKA THOMPSON |
Tribune Staff Reporter :
whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net :

"I am vex because I heard
the Minister of State for
Immigration Branville i
McCartney on the radio talk- :
ing about he sees around 500 :
job permit applications a i
week for illegal immigrants.

"He said while the majori-
ty of them are for menial
jobs, these are all jobs
Bahamian citizens could
have - these same citizens
who are crying poor mouth
and saying they are jobless. ;
Yes, I know that no one ;
aspires to be a housekeeper
or gardener; but these are i

good, honest jobs that would 7

put money in your pocket

and food on the table. In the
face of these hard times we
need to stop being proud and
realise a job is a job.” i

— Hard Worker, Nassau.

"Tam vex that no matter
how much people complain
and make noise, it seem like
government can'tkeepour
traffic lights on! I am tired of :
the traffic being backed up
on East Bay Street, bythe
bridge, because three traffic:
lights are not working. +33

"That creates a chaotic sit- }
uation, especially in rush i
hour traffic. It's unsafe and I
don't understand why Min-
istry of Works or whoeveris
‘in charge ofitcan'thandle ;
what seems like a simple task :
like that." i

— Angry Motorist.

"I vex because it seems
every other day when I go in
the food-store my money
seems to buy less and less.
Now I am a single woman

‘and I am shocked at how
expensive it is to buy gro- i
ceries for the week and every :
shopping trip Iwonder how :
big families make it. ;

"And I agree with -the arti- :
cle The Tribune ranearlier
this week where a nutrition- :
ist said more people will turn :
to eating cheap, bad foods :

_because it's too expensive to
eat well. We as a country
really need to focus on pro-
ducing as much as we can
locally because pretty soon
we won't be able to eat.”

— Frugal Shopper, Nassau.

"Well you know I am hap-
py, happy, happy about
Barack Obama's historical
win on November 4. His vic- :
tory is important on so many
levels - with race just being:
one of them. I never thought
the American people would
reject the Republican party
so forcefully as they did, but
it seems they got some sense
and realised the past eight
years of hell George Bush
left them and the rest of the
world in.”

- Bahama Mama for Obama.

"Lis happy with da' recent
annual police parade in the
Kemp Road area. Dey even’
find a stolen car in the
church yard almost next to
the Urban Renewal office
plus a rusty knife.

"Yinna can imagine how
happier people would be if
they were more regular with
dem police patrols. 1 remem- :
ber those bicycle police who ;
use to ride through alldem_
lil' alleyways, what happened :
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FREEPORT - Minister of
Education Carl Bethel
announced that he is in the
process of establishing a teach-
ers service commission that is
“exclusively devoted” to
addressing the concerns of edu-
cators.

While speaking with teachers
at the Eight Mile Rock High
School on Thursday, Mr Bethel
said that there is a huge backlog
of concerns that need to be
addressed by the Ministry of
Education.

Minister Bethel said many
educators are awaiting reclassi-
fication, and many others are
still owed thousands of dollars in
salaries, rent allowances, and



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ESPITE spending most of her life
D confined to a wheelchair, having
her leg amputated and facing
numerous medical complications, one

young woman says she is optimistic about
life and strives continuously to make the

best of her situation.

Kaleisha Rolle told The Tribune that

other payments.

“T have now sent a written
proposal to the Prime Minister -
what I want is a de facto teach-
ers service commission and a
sub-committee set up with pub-
lic servants that are devoted
exclusively to addressing the
concerns of teachers,” he.said.:

“When I became minister
there was a backlog and there is
still a great backlog, but we have
worked ‘so hard. We struggle
daily and we have addressed
most of the 1,200 concerns

before the ministry, but there .

are probably many more that
have piled up again.

“T am always on my people
because you cannot expect
human beings to give their best
if you treat them with contempt,
if you do not pay them what you
owe them,” the minister said.

Mr Bethel, who was criticised »
for walking out on teachers last

week, was applauded by Eight
Mile Rock teachers who had
assembled in the school’s gym-
nasium on Thursday for a sched-
uled meeting with the minister
to voice any concerns they may
have regarding the recent health
and environmental issues at the
school.

Support

Bahamas Union of Teachers
president Belinda Wilson said
that a teachers service commis-
sion would be greatly welcomed
and supported by the union.

“The BUT is 100 per cent for
that and our members are in
support of it,” she said.

Mrs Wilson said that a teach-
ers service commission is long
overdue and will be very bene-
ficial for addressing teachers
concerns in a timely manner.

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She noted that hundreds of
teachers are still waiting salary
reassessment, rent allowance,
and some retired teachers are
still awaiting pension and gra-
tuity payments.

“We have persons who have

retired.and are waiting to

receive their money. It is hard
after you would have spent your
entire life in the profession and
still waiting, sometimes a year
and two years, to get your gra-
tuity and pension,” she said.

Mrs Wilson said that a
teacher service commission was
one of the only items passed in
the 2001 referendum.

“Tam happy to hear the min-
ister speak about a de facto
teachers commission, but I am
also disappointed that we have
so many lawyers in parliament
and they allowed a referendum
to go to the people without
doing their background work.





With her workplace nestled
in the heart of Bay Street, she
says the lack of wheelchair
access makes her daily naviga-
tion to lunch spots, banks, and
even public restrooms a con-
stant nightmare.

“The government needs to
put railings on the side of the
roads, install ramps for street
access and buildings, and
enlarge the doorways to public
building so persons in wheel-
chairs can get in,” she said.




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“Because from my understand-
ing we needed to change legis-
lation in order to bring a teach-
ing service commission into
being,” she said.



‘Ms Rolle said more than .
anything else, she wants to be
treated like a normal person.

“T have feelings, I have
ambitions, I am a human just
like everyone else, it would be

' so much more comforting to

know that when people see me,
they see me for who I am
inside.”

Ms Rolle has ambitions of
being a lawyer, and says she is
well on her way to making that
dream come true.

when she was eight years old, it was discov-
ered during a routine medical examination
that there was a severe problem with her left
leg. She said that after doctors conducted
further tests, she was diagnosed with bone
cancer. -

Ms Rolle says she remembers it “as clear
as day” when the doctors gave her the ulti-
matum of having her leg amputated or fac-
ing a slow and painful death.

“When I gave the answer yes, I was pre-
pared for whatever the consequences would
be, because I understand that I was at a
major crossroad in my life,” she said.

Ms Rolle explained that even though she
didn’t have a full understanding of what los-
ing her leg truly meant, it was the right deci-
sion based on the options.

As she advanced through primary and
high school, Ms Rolle says she was confront-
ed with mixed attitudes from classmates —
some where helpful, assisting her around
campus, but with others poked her with pen-
cils and pulled her hair. She said she con-
stantly reminded herself that someday things
would get better. ;

However before that could happen, things
got a lot worse. As soon as she entered the ©



12th grade, Ms Rolle suffered a massive
stroke.

She said that with doctors uncertain about
the cause of her stroke, she was confined to
a hospital bed for about two months.

Despite these obstacles, Ms Moss says
today, she is an independent and confident
woman on a mission. Employed at
Solomon’s Mines as a sales clerk, she says
her greatest achievement is being indepen-
dent and going where she wants to go with
little or no assistance. /

On a daily basis, Ms Moss said, she
encounters obstacles to wheelchair mobility,
and this impacts her level of independence
and makes her feel disabled.





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Just as they were getting off
the bus, one of the men pro-
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the driver of cash and a cellular
telephone. The two men then

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The gunman is described as
being 5'9" tall with a dark com-
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about 140lbs and was wearing a

white T-shirt and multi-

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of the robbery. Police said he
had short “rasta type hair.”

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as being approximately five feet
tall, of medium build and dark
complexion.

He was last seen wearing a

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pants. Police have launched an
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men.

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Health Minister stresses ee

importance of oral health

@ By Matt Maura
Bahamas Information.
Services

UNHEALTHY diets,
tobacco use, harmful alcohol
use and poor oral hygiene are
risk factors that can lead to
oral diseases such as peri-
odontitis, Minister of Health
Dr Hubert Minnis said during
his address at the opening ses-
sion of the Bahamas Dental
Association’s (BDA) Annual
Scientific Conference,
Wednesday night.

Dr Minnis said the preven-
tion of periodontitis (gum dis-
ease) may turn out to be an
“important step” in maintain-
ing overall health, given the
potential link between the dis-
ease and “systemic health
problems.”

“Scientists, healthcare
providers, policy. makers and
the public must stand all stand
together to emphasise how
crucial good, oral health, is to
overall health,” Dr Minnis
said.

“Our understanding of the
links between oral health and
some of the chronic, non-com-
municable diseases (CNCDs)
that plague our people has
increased in recent times.

“Conferences such as this



BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna

MINISTER of Health Dr Hubert Minnis addresses delegates dttending
the Bahamas Dental Association's (BDA) Annual Scientific Conference
which opened:on Wednesday night at the Sheraton Cable Beach
Resort under the theme: "Balancing Oral and Systemic Health to
Achieve Optimal Health." The conference ends Saturday, November 8.
Pictured to Dr Minnis’ left is BDA President Dr S Andre Rollins, DMD.

Annual Scientific Conference
underscore the role of oral
health in the complete well-
ness of individuals,” he said
Dr Minnis said the man-
date of the Ministry of Health

is to promote oral health

awareness and increase den-
tal patient education through-
out the Bahamas, ~

He said this is done, in part,
by emphasising primary and
preventative healthcare and
by being “focused in its

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efforts” to encourage Bahami-
ans to adopt healthy lifestyles,
including adopting good oral
practices.

“Our understanding of the
causes and consequences of ill
health is changing,” Dr Minnis
said.

“Health systems, including
oral health systems, have
become more complex as are

people’s expectations of

healthcare.

“We promote preventative

dental measures and urge util-
isation of all public dental
facilities.”

Dr Minnis said. dental sys-
tems can expose health issues
since dentists can find signs

that point to anemia, diabetes, ©

heart and liver disease, diet
deficiencies and.eating disor-

ders, gastrointestinal prob-

lems, arthritis, HIV, osteo-
porosis and.even some preg-
nancv risks during an exami-
nation.

The minister said the World
Health Organisation (WHO)
defines oral health as a state of
being free from chronic mouth
and facial pain, oral and throat
cancer, oral sores, birth
defects such as cleft lip and
palate, periodontal (gum) dis-
eases, tooth decay and tooth
loss, in addition to other dis-
eases and/or disorders that
affect the oral cavity.

The Health Minister said -

WHO has identified four
strategic aims that have impli-



“The needs of |
an aging
population are
also supported
by promoting
quality dental
programmes,
increasing oral
health awareness
and increasing

dental patient

education.”



Hubert Minnis

cations for the Oral Health
Programme as part of its over-
all goal of building healthy
populations and communities,

‘while combating ill health.

These include reducing oral
disease burden:and disability,
especially in poor and mar-

ginalised populations; pro--

moting healthy lifestyles and

reducing risk factors to oral -
health that arise from enyi- _

ronmental, economic, social
and behavioural causes.
Other goals include. devel-

oping oral health systems that -

equitably improve oral health

outcomes, respond to people’s'

legitimate demands and are
financially fair, and by framing

policies in oral health, based ©

on integration of oral health

into national and community

health programmes, in addi-
tion to promoting oral health
as an effective dimension for
development policy of ; soci-
ety, he said.

Dr Minnis said that over the
past 11 years, the Bahamas

_has improved its oral-health-~
status by reducing its decayed, _
missing and filling teeth

(DMFT) Index-from five to a
DMFT Index of less than
three.

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A hillside school where roughly 500 students crowded
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killing at least 30 people and injuring many more, accord-
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More children were believed buried in the rubble of the

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Police commissioner Francene Moreau says the preach-
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charges.

Parent said roughly 500 students from kindergarten
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the group's director in Haiti.

Volunteers arrived with shovels and axes and said they
would try to deliver water to people trapped inside.

A swelling crowd erupted with wails and prayers as the
injured were carried away and emergency vehicles raced up
a winding hill to the school.

"My child, my child!" one mother yelled.

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Students come out in numbers
to learn about job market



COLLEGE of the Bahamas stu-
dents took full advantage of
COB’s Careers and Jobs Fair
2008 held at the Oakes Field
campus on Thursday. More
than 20 companies and insti-
tutions from the public and pri-
vate sector were represented.

Photo courtesy. of COB’s
Office of Communications

STUDENTS of the College of the Bahamas were
advised during this year’s Careers and Job Fair that
today’s job market has significantly changed from
what it was just five years ago and that require-
ments now are far more complex.

Speaking at the fair on Thursday, president of
the College of the Bahamas Janyne Hodder declared
that the College will not be distracted from its quest
to become the University of the Bahamas and
remains focused on its aspiration of helping to drive
national development.

The Careers and Job Fair 2008 featured more

than 20 employers from the public and private sec- °

tor and garnered high interest from the College’s stu-
dents. ’

COB’s Counselling and Health Services Depart-
ment coordinated the event which included involve-
ment fro:a the Job Placement Advisory committee.

As she officially opened the event, Mrs Hodder
told the atténdees that a job is a purpose. She made
her remarks as:concerns reverberate around the
world about job prospects in this current economic
and financial crisis.

“If you want to be successful with anything in

life, you iieed not be frightened of having high lev- .

els of ambition because you learn through failure,
you learn through challenges,” Mrs Hodder told
the crowd gathered on COB’s Oakes Field campus.
“Where you don’t learn and where you fail is if you
keep your ambitions low and you keep your expec-
tations of yourself.low.”

She reiterated that one of the College’s core pur-
poses is to help drive national development in all its
forms.

“We do that through the quality of education we
offer to our students; by meeting your aspirations
and expectations as employers; through research
and innovation that will help transform the eco-
nomic landscape of this country and allow for eco-
tourism and a diversification of our economy, the
development of new products and service in the
financial sector and through service in our econo-
my,” said Mrs Hodder.

“That is our purpose and we accept that we will be
. measured by the extent to which we reach that pur-
pose.”

COB students also got the opportunity to be edi-
fied through several presentations by working pro-
fessionals on career exploration, skills and values.
The sessions were designed to provide practical
advice for successful career planning and develop-
ment. Some of the areas covered were. innovations

in agriculture; planning for a career in architecture; .

workplace appearance, etiquette, ethics and pro-
ductivity, and getting the job and keeping it.
Vice-president of Student Affairs Colyn Major
explained that the event was a culmination of many
months of organisational meetings and delibera-
tions between the College’s Job Placement Adviso-
ry Committee and the vast amount of firms, com-









“Where you don’t learn
and where you fail is if you
keep your ambitions low

and keep your expectations |

of yourself low.”



Janyne Hodder

panies and employers in New Providence.

“The College of the Bahamas is serious about
nation building — equipping our students to succeed
in the global market,” he said.

“We are serious about providing opportunities

for our students to learn and develop the skills that ,

will make them leaders in their careers and fields of
study. ; :

“We are serious about building relationships and
partnerships with employers who provide not only
jobs, but internships for our students, many of whom
are still undecided about what they want to pursue
in the world of work.”

He reminded students that the workplace today is
far different from what it was a mere five years ago.

“Requirements now are far more complex. Job
positions require a far higher skill factor and far
higher levels of productivity, measured standards
of performance and efficiency.

“Employers today want proactive go-getters, fast
thinkers and employees with the right work ethic or
attitude to work,” Mr Major said.

The company representatives who participated
in the fair appeared optimistic about their chance to
establish face-to-face contact with COB students
interested in entering the professional job market.

“Development of our youth is of utmost impor-
tance and we are hoping to attract young profes-
sional persons who are seeking employment in the
finance industry,” said Nicolette Eldon, senior mar-

_-kéting and public relations assistant manager at

Scotiabank.

On Thursday, Scotiabank also niade a financial
donation to the College, which Mrs Hodder accept-
ed. : me

“The advantage of us being (at the job fair) is
that you get to come on-site, see the students, be able
to talk to them and share with them and find out if,
in fact, they are on the correct career path and if not,
help to guide them through this process,” she said.

Among the companies and institutions repre-
sented were Lucayan Tropical Produce; Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre; First Caribbean International
Bank; KPMG; Price. WaterHouse Coopers; the
Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas; the Roy-

al Bahamas Police Force; the Bahamas Customs ~

Department, and Doctors Hospital.

COLLEGE of the Bahamas
students took full advan-
tage of COB’s Careers and
Jobs Fair 2008 held at the
Oakes Field campus on
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Nurses conference to focus

on continuing education

@ By Matt Maura
Bahamas Information
Services

@

NURSES from the public
and private sector will meet
next week to discuss a number
of issues relating to the deliv-
ery of quality healthcare at the
Nurses Association of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas’
32nd annual conference.

The conference will take
place on Thursday, November
13, at Worker’s House and will
address a number of key issues,
including the importance of
continuing education for nurse
professionals and the role it will
play in the delivery of quality
healthcare to all patients.

Association officials said one
of the major objectives of the
conference, is to empower nurs-
es from all sectors of society,
“to develop thé effective lead-
ership skills that will lead to the
continued delivery of quality
healthcare to all patients and/or
clients while allowing Bahamian
nurses to compete in the global
arena.”

“Tt is our intent that nurses
will leave this conference
empowered to take a leader-
ship role in defining the future
of nursing and that they will
develop or enhance those lead-
ership skills and return to their
respective areas with a view to
continuing the provision of
quality healthcare to all clients,”
said Nurse Persephone
Munnings, chairperson of the
NACB’s education and
research committee.

Nurse Munnings said the
delivery of quality healthcare is
inextricably linked to the com-
petence of the nurses providing
that care. She said that compe-
tence is developed from partic-
ipating in continued education,
training and development pro-
grammes. /

’ “Quality care really involves
giving the patients the safest
and best quality of care that any
client can ever receive,” she
said.

“And so the nurse provid-
ing that care must first be com-
petent and comfortable in her
delivery of care. It is our objec-
tive to ensure that the nurses
who are providing that care are
competent and qualified.”

Mrs Munnings said the nurs-



“We now live
in a global
environment
and so we must
have our nut'ses
prepared to
meet the
changes that |
come along with
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ing profession has changed to
the extent where nurses now
have to treat the patient as a
whole, while meeting their
every need.

“When a nurse comes into
contact with a patient, she not
only has to manage the health-
care needs of the patient, but is
also required to meet all of their
other needs whether that
includes dealing with family
members, dealing with the fact
that the client may be the sole
bread winner in the family and
can no longer work which can

present challenges for families, -

or whether the patient may
have to have a limb removed —
for example a leg — which also
has an impact on the patient
and his or her family...

“As nurse professionals, we
have to,take. all of these. things
into consideration while simiul-
taneously helping the patient to
find solutions to some of these
challenges.

“Nurses are not just called
upon to look after only the
health needs of the patient, but
we are also called upon to
ensure that their social, spiritu-
al and other needs are met so
that they can have a smooth
transition when they return
home,” she said.

Nurse Munnings said the
conference will also provide
nurse professionals with the
opportunity to share best prac-
tices:

“It will also provide us with
an opportunity to network with
our colleagues from throughout

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hotels,” Mrs Munnings added.

“Through networking, we
can learn best practices from
each other and it is my belief
that this collaboration can only
bode well for the future of the
nursing profession at all levels
in the Bahamas.”

.NACB President Prescola
Rolle said conference partici-
pants will be addressed by
experts in the nursing profes-
sion.

She said one of the key goals
of the Association is to have a
nurse “who is educated and
who is able to be flexible in
meeting every situation with
which they are confronted, head
on.”

“We now live ina global
environment and so we must
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“The way we can.do this is
by providing them with the
leadership skills and expertise
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global market against the Nurs-
es from India, China, the Philip-
pines and any other country.

“The nursing profession in
the Bahamas has evolved so
much so that we not only have
nurses providing the bedside
and other clinical functions of
the client, but we also have
nurses who are involved in the
day-to-day administration of the
healthcare system in the
Bahamas, those who are help-
ing to shape policy with regards
to the delivery of healthcare and
nurses who are involved in
strategic planning.

“We have nurses who pos-
sess PhD’s and Master’s degrees
to gé along with Bachelor’s and
Associate degrees and so we
can see where our profession
has really moved forward and is
impacting the country in a pos-°
itive way.

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PALM TREES and warning flags are blown by strong winds brought by the arrival of Hurricane Paloma in George Town, Grand Cayman, Friday,
ov. 7, 2008. Late-season Hurricane Paloma’s center was expected to pass near Grand Cayman late Friday or early, Saturday, then gain strength

as it moves toward Cuba which is already suffering from billions of dollars in damage from two previous hurricanes this season.



WAVES ‘caused by the arrival of Hineicaie: Paloma are seen in peoanaat seange Town, “tong the
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mM TURNS FROM FRONT PAGE
Beware flooding from
Paloma, forecasters warn

FROM page one

Mr Smerbeck.

“Once we get into early next week, Paloma may tend to stall
and rain could last for days. There’s the potential here that
Monday through Wednesday we could have rain in The
Bahamas,” he added.

The central and southern Bahamas will “take the brunt” of the
rain, said the meteorologist.

We are ready for storm,
‘says NEMA director

FROM page one

ma.

“The Red Cross has assured us they have some basic relief
supplies on hand so if we need to mount an initial relief response
we have those things like water, , plastic sheeting,” said Mr Rus-
sell.

According to Mr Russell, as of this week repairs to property
in Inagua were “95 per cent complete.”

A shipment of building materials, donated courtesy of Pinder
Enterprises and valued at $27,000, was sent to the island this
week to help finish things off.

Another $23,000 worth of supplies is available to NEMA
should they be required post-Paloma.

Mr Russell said he is “always concerned with these storms
because they are unpredictable sometimes.”

“When it comes across Cuba it will probably be a tropical
storm, probably 70 miles per hour, that can still be dangerous to
a certain extent. There’s quite a bit of rain that comes with it.

“We know in the past, seven years ago when hurricane
Michelle came across Cuba she approached from the south

and produced quite a bit of water and we had some affect to the,

island of the Exuma cays so we’re mindful of that as well.”

He said NEMA’s operation centre will be fully activated
tomorrow to monitor the storm until it leaves Bahamian terri-
tory.

“The thing with these systems they can increase rapidly— on
the hour we must track and monitor to see if there’s any change
in speed.

“So we have to constantly keep our administrators informed

of what is going on and when they can be impacted by this '

storm so we will be fully prepared to respond,” he said.

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Obama faces a test in Iraq

= By ROBERT H. REID
BAGHDAD

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Barack Obama's skill in weigh-

ing options and measuring risks.
The next few months should give
an indication whether he can end
the Iraq war without risking new
violence that could threaten U.S.
interests throughout the Middle
East. Ending the war, which the
Congressional Budget Office says
costs $145 billion a year, would
fulfill an important campaign
promise and free up military
resources for the fight against al-
Qaida and the Taliban in
Afghanistan. |,

But can Iraq stand on its own
without the U.S. presence?

After so many sacrifices, can
the U.S. afford to watch a country
of 27 million people, strategically
located next to Iran, Syria and
Saudi Arabia and with one of the

‘world's major sources of oil, col-
lapse into chaos?

The first signs of where Iraq is
headed should come soon after
the president-elect takes office
Jan. 20, when Iraqis choose ruling
councils in most of the country's
18 provinces.

At the same time, the Iraqis
will be assuming more control of
Baghdad and integrating former
Sunni insurgents into’the security
forces or civilian government
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support at the expense of the
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“record in providing services to its

The three major contenders,
all of which maintain links to,

armed groups,'need.a strong:
showing in the provincial ballot-

ing as they gear up for national
elections at the end of the year.

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will also show whether Iraq's
army and police, which now con-
trol all southern provinces, can
provide security without favoring
any political party. In the north,
Kurdish units from the Iraqi army
will face the same test.

The U.S. plans to hand over
security in Baghdad to the Iraqis
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the city by June 30 under a pro-
posed security agreement that has
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already handing over more and
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lence is down sharply, a string of
attacks in the city this week has
killed more than 30 people since
Monday. That shows that extrem-
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and could step up operations once
the Americans are gone.

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Outrage over

new bus routes

FROM page one

other areas who we are committed to will now have to expect-a
delay until Road Traffic will allow us to serve them in the way
the community said they want to be serviced.”

The association has ‘also called on the Ministry éf Trans-
port to simplify descriptions in the Omni Bus Fare Schedule
released last week. Rather than confusing drivers and passen-
gers by having a fare for uniformed students, PTAB has asked
to give the $1 fare to students with a valid ID, create a standard
adult fare of $1.25, and a $1.50 maximum fare to travel from end
to end of the downtown to Adelaide route.

PTAB vice-president Percy Moss said: “Although Road
Traffic are the governing body of transportation, they have to
consider that we are out there every single day serving our
customers and we hear their cry.”

Wyndham waitresses
face month’s lay-off

FROM page one

redundant and over 40 employees from the Sheraton Hotel

-were terminated.

As for whether there will be any further lay-offs, Mr Sands
said yesterday it all depends on factors outside the hotel’s con-
trol. “I can’t tell you if the economic situation will get better or
worse. We are hoping that it gets better and if it gets better we
don’t anticipate any additional lay-offs.”

The hotel union was under strain last week after announcing

it would make available millions of dollars in funds to its mem- °

bers who had their work weeks slashed in September and Octo-
ber, offering to pay their bills up to a value of $1,000.

Thousands of workers showed up at the union’s head office to
apply for assistance, with some turned away when they discov-
ered that the hotel for which they work does not contribute to
the fund. The Tribune tried to reach BHCAWU Secretary
General Leo Douglas yesterday for comment but a message was
not returned up to press time.

OVERSEAS NEWS
Chama refers to seance hy Nancy Reagan

â„¢ WASHINGTON



In his preparation to become president, Barack Obama said Friday
that he has had discussions with all former presidents — or almost all
of them.

"I've spoken to all of them that are living," the president- elect said
in a lighter moment during his first press conference since his victory.

"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know,
doing any seances," he joked. It actually wasn't Nancy Reagan who was
linked to conversations with the dead; it was Obama's top Democra-
tic challenger for the presidency, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

In either case, use of the word "seance" might be overstated.

Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer to help set her husband's
schedule, wrote former White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan.
The revelation created a furor and President Reagan even broke with
his policy of not commenting on books by former White House staffers.
"No policy or decision in my mind has ever been influenced by astrol-
ogy," Reagan said. In his book "The Choice," Washington Post reporter
Bob Woodward described how Clinton consulted with a spiritual
adviser who led her through imaginary conversations with her personal
hero, Eleanor Roosevelt. Newsweek magazine, which was promoting
the book, characterized the visits as "seances," a term that White
House officials quickly tried to squelch.

"These were people who were helping her laugh, helping her think,"
said Neel Lattimore, the first lady's spokesman. "These were not
seances." : A


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Across; 1 Despair, 4 Stave, 7 Noah,
8 Ferrymen, 10 Malingered, 12
Roughs, 13:Athene, 15 Sweepstake,
18 Approach, 19 Mint, 20 Sprig, 21
Syringa.

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Reeled, 4 Screen test, 5 Aims, 6
Ennoble, 9 In the wrong, 11 Relation,
12 Runways, 14 Fences, 16 Extra, 17
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Fetter, 13 Breezy, 15 Fair enough, -
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Opening lead — jack of hearts.

Players who bid tod, much consti-
tute a large segment of the bridge-
playing fraternity. So much so that

one frequently hears it said that the’

hardest word to pronounce in bridge
is “Pass.” \

Today’s hand, surprisingly
enough, was played in a world cham-
pionship match between Italy and the
U.S. When the Italians were North-
South, they wound up in fur clubs
doubled on the bidding ‘shown.
Declarer went down three — 500

points — scoring only the A-K of

diamonds, two diamond ruffs jin

partscore was not worth fighting for.
But East found himself psychologi-
cally unable to pass, and West wound
up at three spades.

West did not fare well. He ducked
the queen-of-clubs lead, and North
shifted to a heart. South ruffed and
cashed the A-K of diamonds, North
discarding the jack of clubs. North
trumped the diamond return and
gave South another heart ruff. Then
South returned a club, ruffed» by
North.

The Italian declarer thus lost the
first seven tricks to go down three —
300 points — and the U.S. team
gained 800 points on the deal.

Tomorrow: Tie cards speak for themselves.
©2008 King Features Syndicate Inc.


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

hey are known as
the most celebrated
sports rivalry that
has ever graced our
‘shores in any discipline.

Next Saturday, although
many of them are no longer in
their prime, will lace up their
tennis shoes and dress in new
Beck’s Cougars and Kentucky
Colonels uniforms for one
‘more memorial game as they
compete in the first Legends
Basketball Classic at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Minister of Youth, Sports
\ and Culture Desmond Bannis-
ter, whose ministry is sanction-
ing the event, said it’s a fitting
tribute to the superstars of

yester-year as they continue to ©

reflect on the induction of 15
‘Bahamian sporting heroes into
the National Hall of Fame last
month.

“This initiative is consistent ©

with this-ministry’s attempt to
reconnect its fans and specta-

tors with the great athletes and _

teams to excite the minds of so
many Bahamians who wit-
nessed the historic achieve-
ments," Bannister pointed.

Too many times, Bannister
said, Bahamians forget to cele-
brate the achievement of our
very own, but would rather be
more concerned about what is
being portrayed in the ay
media.

“In response to these false
arguments, my ministry has
moved to revitalise the nation-

Sportsbeat



S Williams, Ivanovic
withdraw from WTA |

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Serena Williams and -
Ana Ivanovic withdrew from the WTA's season-
ending event on Friday, when top-ranked Jele- _

~ na Jankovic advanced despite losing 2-6, 63,

6-4 to Vera Zvonareva.

Zvonareva and Jankovic both advariced to
- the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Champi-
onships because of winning records in the round-
- robin stage of the tournament. Zvonareva plays
‘Elena Dementieva and Jankovic faces Venus

Williams on Saturday...

Portland’s overtime victory,

PORTLAND, Oregon |
(AP) — Brandon Roy
_ immediately started look-
ing for an opportunity to
redeem himself after he
‘made a big mistake
Thursday night.

He didn't have to wait
very long. Roy made a 30-
foot jumper as time
expired in overtime to lift

“the Portland Trail Blaz-
ers to a thrilling 101-99

. win over the Houston
Rockets...

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8,

Basketball legends’ showdown

al Hall of Fame programme,
which resulted in the elevation

of 15 of our greatest sons and:

daughters, sporting pioneers
into the country’s National Hall
of Fame," he said.

"In an effort to continue to
develop this undertaking, we
have initiated the annual
National Hall of Fame game,
showcasing some of our Hall
of Famers and once again per-
mitting them to take the field of
play."

That field of play is sched-
uled for November 15. at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium
when Martin Lundy, director
of sports, will. coach the

‘Colonels to what they antici-

pate will be another victory in
their head-to-head confronta-
tion.

The last time the two teams
met was on October; 26, 2006
when the Colonels pulled off a
32-31 decision, over: the
Cougars. Two. years later. and
a little rustier, both teams are
just waiting until they get on
the court to see what happens
this time around.

Among the Colonels expect-

ed to participate are Hall of.

Famers Sterling ‘Robert Lloyd’
Quant, Eddie Ford, :Keith
‘Belzee’ Smith, Carlyle Bourne,
Reginald ‘Billy’ Austin, Chris
‘CD’ Deleveaux, Burke
Williams, Charlie ‘Softly’

Robins, now in Bimini, Mark |

‘T-Fat’ Clarke, Sharon ‘The

General’ Storr, Marco Arm- -

brister, Michael ‘Zack’ Hall,

Arthur Minns and Trevor

Burgzorg.
The Colonels team is expect-

Photos: Themba Hadebe/AP





See page 14




2008.



(L-R): Steven ‘Stretch’ Culmer and Calvin Balfour, of the Beck’s Cougars, and Martin Lundy and Keith ‘Belzee’
Smith, of the Kentucky Colonels, hold up the players’ uniforms in front of the trophy...

ed to be managed by Edward

. ‘Shark’ Deveaux.

Keith Smith, president of the
New Providence Basketball

. Association, said while he has a
dual role as a player on the

Colonels’ team, he said they are
looking forward to one of the
best displays of talent as the
players shake off their rust and

_ come back to compete.
_. Calvin Balfour, an undersec-°
retary at the ministry, said the

Cougars will definitely be ready
for the challenge.
“Over the years these two

_ teams have created a rivarly

and we’ve been asked to do it
again,” Balfour stated. “Most
of us will have to bring out all
the ligaments and the braces,
but as it’s something the fans
have been asking for, we will

_ attempt to give them something

that will be entertaining for the
entire family.”

Joining Balfour was Steven
“Stretch” Culmer, one of the
newest members of the rivar-
ly, but he said they will be out
to try and even the score when
they put their line-up on the
court.

While it is hoped that either
Fred ‘Papa’ Smith or Arthur

‘Gully’ Rolle will coach the -

team, the Cougars have Sam-
my ‘Bookie’ Johnson, Fred
‘Slab’ Laing, Allan Ingraham
(from Grand Bahama), RH
Curry, Clifford ‘Spike’ Rah-
ming, Joe Delancy, Reggie
Forbes, Peter ‘Macaroni’ Qil-
cud, Hallie Moultrie, Calvin

Balfour, Steven, Culmer, Ken-.

neth ‘Father-Boy’ Rolle, Dud-

’ ley Siefiet, Michael Brennen,
Michael Major and Henry

‘John Blocks’ Johnson.
Additionally, the NPBA will

host a rematch of last year’s

championship when the defend-

ing champions Commonwealth .

Bank Giants will square off
against last year’s runners-up
Electro Telecom Cybots.
Although the NPBA season
got started this week, Smith
said they had intended to hold
this particular game on the
night of the legends so that they

can project some of the future

stars of the sport.

“T think that in itself will be a -

very entertaining game,” he
promised. "I do hope that as a
result of that game, the same
type of rivalry that existed
between the Kentucky Colonels
and the Becks’ Cougars will be

carried over by these two great

teams."

A SOUTH AFRICAN cricket fan jumps over the stumps as he runs onto the field during the 1st ODI cricket match between
South Africa and Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, South Africa, yesterday. South Africa won by 61 runs...



‘Best of Sports World’ on ZNS TV 13

See page 13

Broncos defeat Browns

CLEVELAND (AP)
— John Elway isn't the
only Denver quarter-
back capable of break-
ing Cleveland's heart.

Jay Cutler pulled off
this fourth-quarter
comeback, turning
Brady Quinn's big night
into his own prime-time
showcase.

Cutler passed for a
career-high 447 yards |
and threw three touch-
down passes in the final
Bs minutes Thursday night...



_ See page 12

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

IF you have been glued to ZNS

TV 13 for the past four Thursday

nights, you would have seen the
“Best of Sports World.”

“Best of Sports World” is a new
sports television programme that is
being produced by Carlos Mackey.
It'has a total of 13 series that will be
aired every Thursday at 9 pm.

The shows, taped at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel, is designed
to provide a forumi to display the
vast amount of sports talent in the
Bahamas. “We have some well gift-
ed athletes,” Mackey said. “And in
each of these shows, we want to give
the public an idea of just exactly
what is out there.

“Through the airing of these

shows, we are hoping that we will be
able to inspire a lot more young
people to want to desire to be like
some of the people that we show.”

The latest show, aired on Thurs-
day night, stepped away from the
norm as it featured Peter Nygard,
the Canadian businessman who has
developed a fabulous beach volley-
ball atmosphere on the grounds of
his home in Lyford Cay.

Nygard, who had at one time par-
ticipated in the Olympic Games, has
also helped to sponsor a number of
local sporting.events and athletes in
their quest to reach the top.

Michael Wilson, a former colle-
giate football player, was also fea-
tured along with Olympians Taure-
ano ‘Reno’ Johnson and Leevan
‘Superman’ Sands during the pre-
vious three episodes.

Wilson was awarded a scholar-

ship when Mackey brought the
biggest collegiate football game to
town more than a decade ago; John-
son got to the semifinal of the wel-
terweight division at the Olympics in
Beijing, China in August and Sands
was the only Bahamian to medal,
taking the bronze in the men’s triple
jump at the Games. .

As the show continues, Mackey

said he intends to feature other per- |

sonalities such as Sir Durward ‘Sea
Wolf’ Knowles, the first Bahamian
to win an Olympic medal and Ed
Armbrister, the only Bahamian to
have played in a World Series in
baseball with the Cincinnati Reds.

“We have had a lot of sporting
greats in our country whose story
has not really been told,” Mackey
said. “I’m hoping that through this
show, I can focus a little on their
achievements.”

Austin stops
Golota after

one round...
See page 14



Ministry has
not been
formally
asked to
intervene
in dispute

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

THERE has been an outcry
for the Ministry of Youth,
Sports .and Culture to intervene
in the dispute between First
Class Promotions and the
Bahamas Boxing Commission.

But Director of Sports Mar-
tin Lundy ‘said they have not
formally been asked to do so

-and will not do so unless the

request has been made.

At a press coriference yes-
terday for the Legends Hall of
Fame basketball game that will
be played on November 15 at.
the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium,
Lundy was asked if a request
was made by any of the parties
concerned to intervene.

He replied: “Yes, verbally.”

When asked if that means
that the Ministry will intervene,
Lundy explained: “The
Bahamas Boxing Commission
is set up in such ‘a way that it
takes care-of itself.”

Lundy was referring to the
fact that First Class Promotions’
chief executive officer Michelle
Minus called upon the ministry
2 intervene after her organi-

ation was ‘hit with a 12‘month

sispennroInbyERE conimission.

Attorditig. to-thé-commis-
“sion, headed by Pat ‘The Cen-

i terville Assassin’ Strachan,

Minus has refused from time
to time-to provide vital infor-
mation regarding the hosting
of her professional boxing
matches on a timely basis.

And the commission also
claims that. Minus owes the
Michael Gbenga more money
for fighting Jermaine ‘Choo
Choo’ Mackey for the British
Commonwealth title:

Minus, who was also accused
of having words with one of the
executives of the commission,
has vehemently denied all of
the allegations and said that her

organisation has always been

“straight and up front” in all of
their dealings. :

‘However, Lundy said while
they have been verbally asked
to intervene, he can not say if
they will.

The commission is appointed
by the Government of the
Bahamas and is mandated to
serve as the watchdog for pro-
fessional boxing.

Strachan is a former cruiser-
weight champion of the
Bahamas, who has fougnt in a
number of international fights
both here and abroad.

Practice
match for

cricket.
team



THE Bahamas’ cricket
team, now in training for the
2009 Stanford 20/20 Tourna-
ment in Antigua, will play a
practice match 10:30am Sun-
day at Windsor Park.

The team is scheduled to
play against the Common- |
wealth Wanderers Masters,
who aré preparing for their
visit to South Florida on the
weekend of December 5.

The masters team, consist-
ing of players over 45 years of
age, will be Venris Bennett,
Jaiuram Mangra, Gary Brath-
waite, Andy Ford, Mario
Ford, Vianny Jacques, Byron
Brown, Chris Brown, Henry
Williams, Greogry Taylor,
Ramdeo Ramadass, Belville
Edwards, Davavan Morrison,
Wayne Patrick and Edmund
Lewis.

Players are asked to be at
the park around 10 am.




























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Cutler rallies Broncos EZ

\

past Quinn, Browns

@ By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — John
Elway isn't the only Denver
quarterback capable of break-
ing Cleveland's heart.

Jay Cutler pulled off this
fourth-quarter comeback, turn-
ing Brady Quinn's big night into
his own prime-time showcase.

Cutler passed for a career-
high 447 yards and threw three
touchdown passes in the final
15. minutes Thursday night —
the last an 11-yarder to Bran-
don Marshall with 1:14 remain-
ing — to rally the broken Bron-
cos to a 34-30 win over the
Browns, spoiling Quinn's high-
ly hyped debut as an NFL
starter.

The Broncos (5-4) entered
the fourth quarter trailing 23-
13, but Cutler, borrowing a page

‘ out of Elway's comeback play-
book, brought Denver back. He
recorded his fifth career fourth-
quarter comeback victory
despite losing two more run-
ning backs to injuries and only
having his fullback to carry the
ball.

"It was a big, big win for us,"
Cutler said. ‘To be down 13

-and have an empty backfield
and to come back like this, it
means a lot."

Cutler threw-a 93-yard TD
pass to rookie wide receiver
Eddie Royal, a 28-yarder to
tight end Daniel Graham and
then finished off the Browns
like so many Denver teams
have done in the past with his
toss to Marshall in the corner
of the end zone.

The Broncos have beaten
Cleveland eight straight times
and been the Browns' longtime
nemesis, with Elway beating
them three times in AFC title
games.

Cutler finished 24-of-42 with
three TDs and one interception.
He piled.up 204 yards passing in
the fourth quarter alone,

Quinn threw two TD passes
to- Kellen Winslow and went 23-
of-35 for 239 yards, but thought
he could have done more.

"I told everyone, this one is
flat on me," Quinn said. "I
know I am good enough that I
can make a play at the end and
win. I felt comfortable out
there, it's my home away from
home." :

After hauling in Cutler's final
TD pass, Marshall, who spent
the week exchanging barbs with
Dolphins linebacker Joey
Porter, was about to pull some-
thing out of his pants when

teammate Brandon Stokley ran
over and stopped him from get-
ting a possible personal foul.
After the game, Marshall said
he had a black-and-white glove
designed to honor President-
elect Barack Obama and for-
mer Olympians Tommie Smith
and John Carlos, who made
controversial black power

‘salutes at the 1968 Games in

Mexico City.

Quinn had one last chance,
getting the ball back with 1:10
remaining. The former Notre
Dame star, who waited 25
games to take over Cleveland's
offense, completed a 9-yard
pass to Winslow on first down
before two,incompletions gave
him no margin for error. On
fourth down, Quinn whipped a
high pass to Winslow that sailed
through the hands of the Pro
Bowl tight end.

"[ just can't get that last play
out of my head," Winslow said.
"The great ones, the legends

make those plays. That's where ~

I want to be and I'm going to
take it as a lesson."

Denver's bench burst into cel-
ebration while the Browns sus-
tained another gut-wrenching
loss after blowing a 14-point
lead in the second half Sunday

_ against Baltimore.

That loss cost Derek Ander-
son his starting job. He was
benched by coach Romeo Cren-
nel in favor of fan favorite
Quinn, who made plays and was

. efficient moving the ball by

throwing mostly underneath.
Quinn completed passes to

eight different receivers with .

Winslow catching 10 passes for
111 yards.

Quinn had the Browns (3-6)

in position to win, but once
again Cleveland's defense
couldn't come up with a:stop as
Denver racked up 564 total
yards.
» "We let them throw the ball
over:our head, couldn't tackle
and let the game get away,"
Crennel said. "It's disappointing
that your defense can't. do some
simple things and does some
other things poorly. A 93-yard
touchdown pass should never
happen — ever."

Royal had six catches for 164

yards and Marshall caught six

passes for 89 yards.

Cutler was playing at-a huge
disadvantage with Denver's
running game going backward
because of injuries. It hardly
mattered.

With starter Michael Pittman
and backup Andre Hall already
out with season-ending injuries,

JAY CUTLER (6) celebrates with offensive tackle Ryan Clady after Cutler’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Brandon



Marshall late in the Broncos’ 34-30 win over the Cleveland Browns Thursday night in Glavalanet

rookie Ryan ‘Terai made his
first start with third-year pro
Selvin Young as his backup.
Torain scored on a 1-yard run
in the first quarter but sprained
his left knee midway through
the second when he got bent
backward underneath a pile of
players. He was replaced by
Young, who gained 2 yards on

his first carry but left a few plays
later with a groin injury and did-
n't return.

‘Those losses forced the Bron-

cos to use fullback Peyton Hillis
as their primary ball carrier, and

the rookie from Arkansas came.

through on Denver's final scor-

ing drive by blasting his way:

through the line for a crucial

first down on 4th-and- 1 at the
Cleveland 45. ’

From there, Cutler completed
a 14-yard pass to Graham
before catching the Browns off
guard with a quarterback draw
for 18 yards. After missing Mar-
shall in the end zone on first
down, Cutler had his wideout
run the same route against cor-





















ean
alle ts
CCI

JACKSONVILLE,
Florida (AP) — Line-
backer Mike Peterson was
back with the Jaguars after
being sent home and not
practicing for two straight
days.

The team's leading tack-
ler and emotional leader
met with coach Jack Del
Rio on Friday morning and
rejoined the team for
meetings and practice.

Peterson planned to
address the situation later
in the day.

It was unclear whether
Peterson will play Sunday
at Detroit.

According to team-
mates, Del Rio called out
Peterson in a team meeting
Wednesday for his muscle-
flexing celebration at
Cincinnati. Del Rio was
upset that Peterson was
reveling a play in a game
the Jaguars trailed 21-3.



nerback Brandon McDonald
for the game-winner.

Earlier, McDonald was
burned by Royal for the 93-yard
TD, the fourth-longest in Den-
ver history.

The Browns played up Quin-
n's pregame introduction, sav-
ing him to be the last player to
run from the smoke-filled tun-
nel. He received a huge ovation
from Cleveland fans, who
despite having a Pro Bowl QB
in Anderson, have spent many
Sunday afternoons chanting
"Bra-dy, Bra-dy" for most of
the past two seasons.

Quinn didn't disappoint,

throwing two TD passes to

Winslow in the first half to help
the Browns open ‘a 20-10 lead.

_ It was a night the 25-year-old
Quinn had dreamed of since he
was alittle kid in Dublin, Ohio.
He grew up in the Columbus
suburb cheering for the Browns
and he still has a picture of him-
self wearing a No. 19 Bernie
Kosar jersey.

Quinn's No. 10 jersey dotted
every corner of Browns Stadi-
um and a white bed sheet with
"Save Us Brady" hung from the
second deck.

But in thesend, there was
nothing he or anyone else in
orange helmets could do to ee
Cutler.

TO says Cowboys let doubt creep in weeks ago

‘i By SCHUYLER DIXON

Associated Press Writer

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Terrell
Owens admitted what his Dallas team-
mates couldn't a month ago — at least
publicly: The Cowboys were spring-

ing leaks long before Tony Romo.

broke his pinkie and their Super Bowl
hopes started sinking.

Owens said doubt crept in as early as
the first month of the season, when
the Cowboys lost their first game
against Washington then answered
with an unimpressive victory against
then-winless Cincinnati.

After beating the Bengals, the Cow-
boys complained about having to
defend a win and reminded everyone
they were 4-1. They did at least
acknowledge that what they were say-
ing for the cameras might be different
from what they were telling each oth-
er. Owens said it for the cameras
Wednesday; during Dallas' bye week.

"I think the loss to Washington
made a lot of people raise a lot of eye-
brows," Owens said. "I think those
two games alone kind of let everybody
in this locker room know you got to
have sort of a self check like, 'OK,
we're probably not as good as we think
we are, or probably not as good as
hyped.'"

The Cowboys went 1-2 without
Romo after he injured his throwing
hand during the first play of overtime
in a loss to Arizona. The offense was
anemic in all three games, even set-
ting a franchise record for fewest yards
in a win when they beat Tampa Bay
13-9.

But Dallas was 1-2 in the last three
games with Romo, too, always scor-
ing enough points to win but going
through uncharacteristically long
stretches of ineffectiveness on offense
while the defense struggled to make
key stops.

If they want to latch on to some-
thing positive, the Cowboys have this:
The Redskins rematch — on Nov. 16
— could be the first time on the field
together for Romo, Owens, recently



acquired receiver Roy Williams, tight
end Jason Witten, running back Mar-
ion Barber and budding star Felix
Jones, a rookie who backs up Barber
and has emerged as a kickoff return
ace.

Witten is trying to play through a
broken rib from the Tampa Bay game,
and Jones is expected to return after
missing the same amount of time as
Romo with a hamstring injury.

"When you go in with a full deck of
cards, everybody in their starting posi-
tions, you go in with a lot of energy,

high expectations, as we did earlier in
the year," Owens said. "It seems like
one by one, at different positions, guys
have been going down. It's very unfor-
tunate, but there are two halves to the

season."

It's been three-fourths of a season
since Owens had a 100-yard game.
He's averaging less than four catches
and barely 50 yards per game this sea-
son, but he hasn't come close to com-
plaining about it since he was criti-

_ cized for saying after the Washington

game that he needed to get the ball

ab Ata (81) is ae by New
York Giants safety Kenny Phillips (21)
during the third quarter of a game Sunday.

The Giants won 35-14...



more. He made the comments after
catching seven passes, taking two
handoffs and having 11 other balls
thrown his way.

"I can sit up here and say I need the
ball more, then you guys will go back
and dissect how many balls are thrown
my way so I'm not going to get into
that," Owens said.

"I know I am a playmaker. I've
always been that, and I still consider
myself that. I think it shows when I
get my hands on the ball, things hap-
pen."

(AP Photo: Julie. Jacobson)

Instead of building the best record in
the NFC like they did last year, the
Cowboys find themselves in last place
in the NFC East more than halfway
through the season. But Owens says
that hasn't changed the team's out-
look.

"We're still a very confident group
of guys," Owens said. "As a unit, we
know why we aren't winning. We just
have to get those mistakes corrected."

© AP Sports Writer Jaime Aron con-
tributed to this report.
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Roy sinks 3-pointer to give
- Portland win in overtime

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP)
— Brandon Roy immediately
started looking for an opportu-
nity to redeem himself after he
made a big mistake Thursday
night.

He didn't have to wait very
long.

Roy made a 30-foot. jumper

as time expired in overtime to.

lift the Portland Trail Blazers
to a thrilling 101-99 win over
the Houston Rockets.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27
points and nine rebounds for
the Blazers, who snapped a five-

* game losing streak to the Rock-
ets in a game that featured three
dramatic shots in the final 1.9
seconds. ngs

Roy first hit a turnaround 21-
footer that put the Blazers up
98-96 and sent a sold-out Rose
Garden into a frenzy. But Yao
Ming scored and drew a foul
against Roy on the other end
with 0.8 seconds left, then made
the free throw to give Houston
the lead. Shaheed:

"I was so disappointed with
myself over that foul I just told
Steve (Blake) to give me a
chance to make up for it," Roy
said. us

Portland called timeout and
Blake inbounded the ball to
Roy, who swished the. winner

to send a charge through the

‘delirious crowd. ye

"I saw it fall in the net and I
was like, 'Wow, that was an
unbelievable show,'" Roy said.
"It was a blessing from above."

Tracy McGrady scored 24 of
his 30 points after halftime and
Luis Scola had 14 for the Rock-

ets (3-2), who absorbed a diffi- -

cult loss in the opener a five-
game road trip.

_ Roy finished 6-for-18 from
the field and had 17 points for
Portland, which. last beat the
Rockets on Dec. 20, 2006. _

"We have to move on. We
have a schedule to be played,"
Houston guard Rafer Alston
said. .

Portland led by as many as
10 in the fourth quarter but
McGrady rallied the Rockets,



@ By The Associated Press
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Parker, S.A.
Johnson, Atl.
Duncan,.S.A.
Bosh, Tor.
James, Clev.
Stoudemire, Phoe.
Granger, Ind.
Bryant, LAL
Nowitzki, Dall.
Wade, Mia.
Jackson, G.S.
Jefferson, Minn.
McGrady, Hou.
Paul, N.O.
Martin, Sac.
Boozer, Utah
West, N.O.
Butler, Wash.
Gay, Mem.

_ Heward, Orl.
Lewis, Orl.

FG PERCENTAGE

Haslem, Mia. 28
Stoudemire, Phoe.
O'Neal, Phoe. 22
Bogut, Mil. 27
Nene,Den. 22
Boozer, Utah 37
. Okafor, Char. 19
Howard, Orl. 39
Mason, S.A. 23
‘Carter,Den. 21

REBOUNDS

Biedrins, G.S.
Howard, Orl.
Jefferson, Minn.
Brand, Phil.
Duncan, S.A.
Okafor, Char.
Murphy, Ind.
Dalembert, Phil.
Bosh, Tor.
Gasol, LAL |

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Paul, N.O.
Calderon, Tor.
Nash, Phoe.
Kidd, Dall.
Sessions, Mil.
James, Clev. |
Parker, S.A.
Wade, Mia.
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| NBA ee

“I saw it fall in

the net andI —

was like, ‘Wow,
that was an_
unbelievable
show,””...It was
a blessing from

above.”
— Brandon Roy

and both teams had a chance
to win it in regulation. Roy
drove to the basket with 10.1

seconds left but Ron Artest got
in front of him, causing him to.

kick the ball. McGrady couldn't
convert an alley-oop inbound
pass at the buzzer, sending the
game to overtime tied at 90.
Blazers fans didn't get to see
a long-awaited meeting between

prized rookie center Greg Oden.

and Yao. Oden has been out
since the first game with a
sprained foot.

Yao, who was just 4-of-14 in
Houston's 103-99 home loss to
Boston on Tuesday, continued

: to struggle. He mad just four of

13 shots and had 14 points.
Rudy Fernandez scored five
straight points in the fourth
quarter to help Portland open
an 81-71 lead.
But Artest hit a 3 at 7:02 and

. McGrady scored five straight

points to cut the Trail Blazer's
lead to 84-83.

Fernandez had 15 points for

the Blazers. Aaron Brooks
scored 14 for Houston

SEE

SST









BRANDON ROY (7) shoots over Houston Rockets’ Ron Artest (96) during overtime Thursday...

STEPHON MARBURY watches the Knicks’
game against Milwaukee Bucks from the bench
at Madison Square Garden in New York.

(AP Photo: Stephen Chernin) .



(AP Photo/Greg WahI-Stephens)

NBA Today

@ By The Associated
Press

SCOREBOARD

Saturday, November 8

Miami at New Orleans
(8 pm EST). Dwyane
Wade and the Miami Heat
take on the New Orleans
Hornets in the second
game of tough back-to-
back road games. The
Heat open at San Antonio
on Friday night.

STARS

Thursday

— LaMarcus Aldridge,
Trail Blazers, had 27 points
and nine rebounds in Port-
land's 101-99 overtime vic-
tory over the Houston
Rockets.

— Hedo: Turkoglu and
Rashard Lewis, Magic,

- scored 20 points apiece to
lead Orlando to a 98-88:
win over the Philadelphia
76ers.

— Tracy McGrady,
Rockets, scored 24 of his
30 points after halftime in
Houston's 101-99 overtime
loss to the Portland Trail
Blazers.

— Andre Iguodala,
76ers, finished with 16
points, 11 rebounds and
eight assists in Philadel-
phia's 98-88 loss to the
Orlando Magic.

wow

_ The Portland Trail Blaz-
ers' 101-99 overtime victo-
ry over the Houston Rock-
ets featured three dramat-
ic shots in the final 1.9 sec-
onds. Brandon Roy first hit
a turnaround 21-footer
that put the Blazers up 98-
96.

- But Yao Ming scored
and drew a foul against
Roy on the other end with
0.8 seconds left, then made
the free throw-to give
Houston the lead.

Portland called time out
and the inbounds play
went to Roy, who swished
a 30-foot winning jumper
as time expired.

«

‘| 2 “HELPING HAND: =:

With Dwight Howard’
hampered by foul trouble,
the Orlando Magic turned
to some of their secondary
options in a 98-88 victory
over. the Philadelphia
76ers.

Jameer Nelson had a
season-high 16 points and
nine assists, and Hedo
Turkoglu and Rashard
Lewis scored 20 points
apiece to give Orlando a
third straight win.

_SPEAKING.

"I saw it fall in the net
and I was like, 'Wow, that
was an unbelievable show. '
It was.a blessing from .

above."
-— Brandon Roy after he
made. a.30-foot jumper as
‘time expired in overtime to
lift the Portland Trail Blaz-
ers to- victory over the
Rockets. -

Marbury backs
off plan to practice
with his old high
school team

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Knicks guard Stephon Mar-
bury backed off Friday on a
plan to practice with his old
high school team while he's not
getting playing time with New
York.

Marbury had expressed
interest Thursday in practicing
with his alma mater, Abraham
Lincoln High School in Brook-
lyn, to stay in shape while he's
stuck on the bench for the
Knicks.

"I'm not going to do it,"
Marbury said Friday. "I spoke
to the Players' Association and

they said it wouldn't be a good .

idea."

Although Marbury dressed
for the team's Friday morning
shootaround, the guard hasn't
appeared in any games this sea-
son and isn't expected to play
against the Washington Wiz-
ards on Friday night.

Knicks coach Mike D'An-
toni hadn't heard of Marbury's
plan when asked about it
before the shootaround, but

had no problem with the idea.

"[ think the main thing is he
wants to stay ready," D'An-
toni said. "And in this day and
age I think that's commend-
able." ;

Marbury said he felt practic-
ing with his old high school
team would help him stay in
shape, as well as help the
young players. He may still go
and watch the school practice.

"It would be a lot of fun just
to be there and talking with
them about the game," he said.

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the
news, read
Insight on
Mondays


-

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TRIBUNE SPORTS



Austin
stops |
Golota
after one
round

CHENGDU, China (AP) —
Ray Austin o! the United States
earned a victory over Andrew
Golota on Friday when the Pol-
ish fighter declined to come out

for the second round of their ©

non-title WBC heavyweight
bout.

Austin knocked down Golota
only 10 seconds into the bout
between former title contenders
promoted by Don King. Golota
hit the deck a second time in

’ the round, but referee Mike










Griffin ruled it a slip.

Golota-complained of an
injury to his left biceps appar-
ently from the first round, offi-

- cials said.

"It feels great to redeem
myself," said Austin, who lost a
heavyweight title fight last year
to Vladimir Klitschko. "I did-
n't get to show all that I wanted,
but I'm happy I won."

There were three other fights
on the card. th

In a WBC strawweight title
fight, Juan Palacios of
Nicaragua won a seventh-round
TKO over Teruo Misawa of
Japan when the referee stopped
the fight 2:28 in the round.

Marco Antonio Barrera of
Mexico Sammy Ventura of

Mexico:on.a fourth-round TKO

eit lightweight fight and

ee

Devon Alexander of the United -

States improved to 16-0 with a
fourth-round TKO over Lee
Sun-haeng of South Korea.

Alexander is the WBC's No.
1 title contender at super light-
weight and is in line for a title
fight with Timothy Bradley.

The fight card in Chengdu
coincided with a World Boxing
Council convention being held
in the city.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

RAY AUSTIN is seen with his gold belt after beating Poland’s
Andrew Golota during the WBC USNBC International Heavyweight
Championship in Chengdu, Southwestern China's Sichuan
province, yesterday,.




































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ams, Ivanovic withdraw

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“semifinals.

@ By CHRISTOPHER.
TORCHIA
Associated Press. Writer

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sere-
na Williams and Ana Ivanovic

son-ending event on Friday,
when top-ranked Jelena
Jankovic advanced despite los-
ing 2-6, 6-3, 64 to Vera
Zvonareva. .
Zvonareva and Jankovic both
advanced to the semifinals of
the Sony Ericsson Champi-
onships because of winning
records in the round-robin stage: .
of the tournament. ;
Zvonareva. plays Elena

. Dementieva and Jankovic faces



mus Willianis on Saturday.
“Serena Williams pulled out
vith a stomach injury before
“match aga:nst Dementieva,
Handing the F.ussian a spot in
the final four.

"I did feel pain last-night,"
the U.S. Open champion said.
"I was still in pain just getting
out of bed."

Williams lost to her ‘sister,
Venus, 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 Thursday.

Earlier, [vanovic withdrew
from her match against Svet-
lana Kuznetsova because of a
virus. The players' losing
records meant neither had a-
chance of advancing to the

J

fankovic si id she did not
know the circt mstances of the
withdrawals and could not com-
ment. She noted that she also
has ailments, including a back
problem | that requires
painkillers before she plays.
"This is the last tournament
of the year," she said. "I also
have problems, but I'm willing
to try my best."
_ Williams. bristled and pointed



a finger at a journalist who syig-
gested she should have played
Friday despite her injury.

"I should make you work out
.. for like 22 years and make
you have a severe stomach
strain, and then tell you to play
for the sponsors," she said.
"You should try it."

The world's top eight players
were divided into two groups,
with the top two in each group
advancing to the elimination
stage.

The ninth-ranked Zvonareva
is the lowest-ranked player in
the eight-woman field but put
on a poised performance.

She broke Jankovic at 3-3 in
the third set, pressuring the Ser-
bian with deep groundstrokes
and occasional trips to the net.
The Russian improved to 4-6
against Jankovic.

. Declined

Williams declined to say
whether she would play next
year at Indian Wells, Califor-
nia, one of the Tour's nine top
tournaments. The Williams sis-
ters haven't played there since
2001, when the family was
booed after Venus withdrew
just before a semifinal match
against Serena.

"We'll see. Who knows," Ser-
ena said.

"We've had a lot of discus-
sions with a lot of people. I
don't want to get into that right

‘now. I just want to keep focused

on other things."

Under a restructuring of the
WTA calendar and tourna-
ments, top-10 players who miss
the top tournaments could be
suspended, though players can
avoid the punishment if they
make promotional appearances.

Jankovic set to play V Williams and
Zvonareva to face Dementieva today



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DR BERNARD NOTTAGE poses with undersec-
retary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture Car-
men Gomez. Dr Nottage’s wife, Portia, stands
next to Dr Perry Gomez, head of internal medi-
cine at the Princess Margaret Hospital.






LEFT TO RIGHT: Given Knowles, chairperson of the National Women’s .- ST AUGUSTINE’S College class Rf 1975 (left to-right:) Avis Munroe, Sharon Che, Peter + Campbell
toro eat with Mrs Nottage, and Dr Ronnie Knowles, a former Min- Mrs Nottage, Ruth Adderley, and Jennifer Williams. .
ister of Healt

FORMER istics Ruby Nottage with Mrs Portia :
Nottage s mother, Mrs Louise Butterfield.



. PORTIA NOTTAGE poses with Maal stale ay Evans and Corrine ‘Sha-
lamr’ Harris. ;

Celebrating her 50th birthday with a small and intimate dinner party at their residence,
‘Chichcharney’, in Buttonwood Hills, on Friday, October 24th, was Mrs Portia Nottage, wife of Dr
Bernard Nottage. The sumptuous meal was catered by Nina Maynard of the Corner Hotel.

Portia’s lifelong friend and formerentertainer and choreographer, Magistrate Carolyn Vogt
Evans, organized an exciting programme of entertainers, inclyding the strolling singing guitarist,
Barry ‘Fat Cat’ Hawkins, who pefformed during the meal. °

After dinner entertainment featured all star entertainers led by Rick Carey, lead singer of
BahaMen, and included Nita Ellis, Spice, and Bertram Archer in an impressive musical extrava-
ganza. Music for the evening was provided by Traffic Jam-of the Falcons Music Comoraton.

A great time was had by all!

DR NOTTAGE gets.
down on his knees to
serenade his wife.
Imitating James
Brown during this
portion of the night,
Dr Nottage was then.
cloaked by his
nephew, lawyer -
Kendal Nottage Jr.



THE NOTTAGES | pose with their godchi, Jomarie Marshall, an IT officer
at the Securities Comission



PATRICK ‘RICK’ CAREY, son, Jeru Bootle,
grandson, Yaschika ‘Shekie’ Carey, and daugh-
ter-in-law with Mrs Nottage.



PORTIA NOTTAGE i is é flanked by her brothers-in- au Philip and Kendal and
«her husband, Dr Bernard Nottage.

SHARON
| CLEARE, for-
mer COB lec-
turer and
wife of
Campbell
Cleare,
embraces
1 PLP. leader
Perry. ,
Christie.



MINISTER of State for Culture Charles May- : , :
nard dances with Mrs Portia Nowage ather MARSHA MAJOR (sister), Gordon Major (brother-in- law) Gina (niece), Mare sTmaphiel) and Mats
z 50th birthday party. . Maura (niece), pose for a photo with Mrs Nottage.