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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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2008
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- Legal action is file

against blll Un inte

Comptroller of Customs and
Treasury Department seeking
millions of dollars from firm
owned by former PLP candidate

a By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN APPLICATION for sum-

mary judgment has been filed for
Global United to answer four sep-

arate civil suits, filed by the Comp-

troller. of Customs and the Trea-
sury Department, in which they
seek to collect millions of dollars in
outstanding fees and taxes.

A writ of summons. was also
filed on November 6 against Glob-
al United, which is owned by for-
mer PLP election candidate Jack-
son Ritchie.

- Attorney General Michael Bar-
nett told The Tribune that the
application for summary judgment
would hve been filed between
Wednesday and Friday last week.
' An application for summary
judgment asks the court to give
an immediate judgment, based on

the defence having no real -

prospect of success and that there
is no other reason why the case
or issue should be dealt with at
trial.

In the first writ, filed August 27,
the Treasury said it was seeking
to retrieve funds Global United
collected from Carnival Cruise
Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines and cargo vessels calling on
ports of Nassau, Arawak Cay and
Freeport.

The writ claims that Global

United was “at all times obligated _

to ‘smsabately pay” the funds col-

lected from the ships to the Trea-.

sury. The writ also claims ‘that

' between October, 2006 and Janu-

ary, 2008 Global United wrote bad

cheques to the Public Treasury _

totalling $2,603,965.30.
“By letter dated January 15,
2008, the defendant through its

president and director. admitted

that it tendered the said cheques,
which were dishonoured and
promised to pay the monies that
were due and owing to the plain-
tiff,” the writ said.

The letter is part of an affidavit
filed by the plaintiff in support of
its claims.

Despite the defendant’s promis- .
es to pay the amount of the dis-’

honoured cheques, the writ says,
Global United had failed to repay
the funds. In addition to the above
amount, the Treasurer is also suing
Global United for interest on the
money at a “rate the court deems
just” and court costs. -

The second writ, filed by the
Treasurer, says Global United is
being sued on behalf of the Port
Controller. The writ claims Glob-
‘al United collected dues from its
clients for tug services provided
by the Port Controller.

Between September, 2004.and
January, 2008 the defendant had
received $613,376.61 for these ser-
vices, the court document further

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TEN-YEAR-OLD Boy Scout Christopher McPhee of Charles W Saunders
School and Chief Scout Alexander Gibson look on at the Remembrance
Day Service at the Gardens of Remembrance at the Cenotaph.



A REPORT published in The
Tribune on October 15 of a case
before the Appeal Court gave
the impression that Court of
Appeal President Dame Joan
Sawyer was expressing her own
opinion on the handling of mur-
der convictions when in fact she

COURT OF APPEAL REPORT |

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was reviewing the opinion of the
Privy Council.

The article in question under
the heading “Dame Joan
Sawyer: Murderers should not
be atitomatically sentenced to
death” said that instead of the

SEE page 12















Bahamas i is given all
clear from Tropical
Depression Paloma



THE “all clear” signal has been
given by the Department of Mete-
orology for the entire Bahamas as
Tropical Depression Paloma is
expected to continue to downgrade
to an area of low pressure today.

Yesterday afternoon, National
Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) deactivated its operation
centre.

After pummeling Cuba over the
weekend as.a category four hurri-
cane, Paloma weakened rapidly to
a tropical storm with winds of only
60 miles per hour.

Islands which are now projected

_to be in the path of the significant-

ly weakened system include
Ragged Island, Exuma, Cat Island,

’ Long Island, San Salvador, Rum
. Cay, -Acklins and Crooked Island. -

At llam yesterday, the Meteo-

rology Department issued alert’

number 16 on Tropical storm Palo-
ma which at that time was contin-
uing to drop torrential rains

over st Ciba.

At 10am, the centre of tropical
storm Paloma was located near lat-
itude 21.2 degrees north and lon-
gitude 77.9 degrees west, or near

' Camaguey, Cuba, some 150 miles

west-southwest of Ragged Island
and 255 miles south of New Prov-
idence.

Forecaster Amold King in his
statement from the Meteorology
Department said that Paloma was
drifting north-northeast near two
miles per hour, and that a slow
north-northeast to northeast
motion was expected during the
next day or two.

“On the forecast track, the cen-
tre of Paloma should be near the
north coast of Cuba later today

_and be approaching the central
. Bahamas by (this) morning.

“Maximum sustained winds are
near 60 miles per hour with higher

SEE page 12

‘Very successful’ council
meeting held by the PLP

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

THE Progressive Liberal Party held a “very suc-
cessful” council meeting in Grand Bahama over the
weekend where a number of internal party and’
national issues were discussed, said PLP chairman

Glenys Hanna-Martin.

By bringing together representatives from each
constituency on the island, the party was better able
to share information on what was happening in each
community and-‘to make an assessment of what was
taking place economically in Grand Bahama.

Following the two-day event, which took place

Glenys Hanna-Martin

on Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8,
Mrs Hanna-Martin said that the PLP in Grand Bahama are now starting to
prepare to organise itself for the next general election — whenever it is

called.

SEE page 12

Brothers stabbed in possible
case of mistaken identity

A CASE of mistaken identity
may have been the cause of a
double stabbing that left two
brothers from Eleuthera serious-
ly injured.

- The brothers were airlifted to
New Providence over the week-
end after being stabbed in a fight
in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera. |
While one the brothers has
been stabilised, the other is still
fighting for his life in hospital.

Police reported yesterday that
the two brothers were allegedly
stabbed in an altercation with a
41-year-old man in the settlement
of Palmetto Point.

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Harbour police station told The
Tribune that the brothers, Ken-
rick and Alexander McSweeney,
along with a third brother, Ken-
neth McSweeney, got into a phys-
ical fight with the 41-year-old man
at9.50pmon Friday. | -
The suspect, who is still in
police custody in Eleuthera, told
the officers that the three broth-
ers mistook him for someone else.
He claimed that that was why the
fight broke out. He told the police
that he does not know the three
brothers. Police said that they are
investigating this claim.

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PM is set to
address nation
on economic —
aroblems —

WITH no end in sight to
the financial hardships
being experienced by
Bahamians, Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham is
scheduled to deliver an
address to the nation
tonight to discuss the eco-
nomic problenis facing the
nation.

He is expected to .-
address the backgrounds
and root causes of the eco-’
nomic difficulties that .
Bahamians are experienc:
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Although some have. |

criticised the prime minis-

ter for not addressing the
economic crisis earlier,
government has in the past
weeks unveiled plans to
assist Bahamians in this
time of financial hardship,
including an increase in the
amount of aid that Social
Services distributes to
those in need and assis-
tance to individuals in dan-
ger of defaulting on their
mortgages.

Pinewood Gardens’ man
was taken to hospital in a
private vehicle on Dee
after being’ shot in his left
thigh and left cheek at lam.
while: attending a party in
his neighbourhood. His :

condition i is listed as stable: ay

& POLICE are inyesti-

gating an armed robbery, :

which occurred on Friday .
in the eastern part of New
Providence.

'. A 51-year-old man was
in front of his home at
11pm when he was
approached and robbed by
a masked gunman.

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HUNDREDS OF Bahamians took part
in the Cancer Society of the Bahamas’
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
"Stride for Life Walk" on Saturday
morning. The event was part of the
Ongoing effort to raise awareness of
breast cancer in the Bahamas.




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THE final termination of the TDMA eter in the

“Family Islands has now been completed, the Bahamas -

Telecommunications Company announced yesterday.
“Our GSM expansion project in the Family Islands

is now completed, and we are'confident that residents »
and visitors alike, will be able to attest to the superior

quality of service,” said Marlon Johnson, BTC’s vice-
‘president of marketing, sales and business develop:
‘ment.

. Just nine months ago, BTC faunghed the aggressive

“Switch it Up” campaign geared towards migrating its. -

TDMA customers,to the GSM platform.

— As of today, TDMA services in all the Family °
Islands: have been terminated and all cellular cus- .

tomers are now using the internationally approved

standard for wireless communications, GSM.

“This is certainly a red letter day for BTC; as we

have successfully managed to migrate all of our Fam-

ily Island customers to the GSM network,” Mr John-
son said.

The company has spent more than $40 million in
GSM upgrades this year‘alone. BTC expanded its cell

towers to accommodate data services, and it has also_

added numerous sites throughout the Family Islands.
It is expected that customers will have the same cov-
erage with their GSM phones throughout the Bahamas

as they did with TDMA,
“There will still be some optimisation work that ,

needs to be done in all the islands to bring the service

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- into full and complete nperation: \
“We are also still constructing additional sites
- throughout the country to expand coverage and capac-

ity.on the GSM system. This work will take us through
the end of the year and when we get to that point, we
are confident that customers will be duly impressed
with their quality of service,” Mr Johnson said.

~ “New Providence will be the last island to be shut
_ down.on November 16, representing the completion of

the nationwide TDMA shut-down.

. BIC has developed its wireless networks from:
TDMA to GSM 0: ithe Second Generation Network.

(2G).

. The company has now moved to othe Next Genera-
tion Network (2.5G) and are actively working on a a 3G te

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The ‘GSM platform offers twice the. amount. of
capacity, This expansion project undertaken by BTC
allows.the company.to provide advanced data ser-
vices including GPRS, EDGE, Multi-Media Messag-,

ing (MMS), Office Tools, Bluetooth and.a ‘myriad of:

others and other value added services to, support the

‘growing customer needs.

GSM also provides customers with more options on
advanced handsets, mobile phones and devices at rea-
sonable prices.

This network provides pre-paid and post-paid cus-

_tomers with the ability to roam with voice and data in

more than 145 countries across the globe.

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WITH anecdotal informa-
tion

there isa high incidence of

breast cancer in young.

Bahamian women, efforts to
raise awareness of the dis-
ease have become increas-

ingly important, in ‘the ‘coun-, .
_ an cancer.

try.

joined the Cancer Society of
the Bahamas and. the Susan
G Komen for the Cure
Breast Cancer Foundation,
for its fourth annual. “Stride
For Life” health walk.

The walk began at 6am.
There were six different

categories, including a spe- -

cial category for cancer sur-
vivots. °

The Susan G ‘Komen
Foundation is.the world’s,

largest grassroots network of

. breast cancer survivors and. |
activists fighting to save lives, |
empower. people, ensure ,

quality care for all and find a.
cure for the disease. ;



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women with breast or var is

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cancer study began in, 2002,
after Dr Judith Hurt: eys.a
breast cancer specialist from |.
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.

The Tribune Limited

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Daunting task for new president

AMONG the daunting set of tasks ahead for
the U. S. president-elect, perhaps the most basic

is to restore a sense of fairness to and faith in our .

economic system — much as Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt did in the 1930s.

For, too many years, too many Americans
watched helplessly as the economic world passed
them by, the top dogs prospered, and their
national government either sat by passively or
intervened to help the "haves." No wonder trust
in the system plummeted. It was hanging by a

. thread when the financial crisis erupted. Now, it
has been destroyed.

An economy isn't supposed to work that way.
Our celebrated capitalist democracy is designed
‘to be a participation sport — not a spectator
sport — and one in which the average American

_can still win. So the new president's most fun-
damental job is to restore the people's confi-
dence that the economy will perform — for
them. While any new president would prefer a
loftier starting point, Barack Obama will have to
begin with the troubled Troubled Asset Relief
Programme. The way the Bush administration

- started it has left the $700 billion bank bailout in

. danger of becoming the most unpopular use of

‘public money in the history of the republic —
unless something is done fast.

If it's not already too late, the new president
must convince Americans that the bailout is
being managed for. their benefit, not for Wall
Street's. Because the first $250 billion or so is
being doled out to. banks without asking any-
thing i in return, this will be no easy task. Quick

; changes i in the bailout programme — and] mean.

g changes that ordinary people can “understand —
are necessary.” ee

I'd start by sending a large dollop of that

* bailout money to Main Street — literally. That

means devoting substantial sums to refinancing

home mortgages that might otherwise go into

foreclosure, which is what the head of the Fed- .

eral Deposit Insurance Corp., Sheila Bair, has
been urging for months. The president-elect can
bea powerful ally for Bair.

There are a number of ways to imitigate the
impending wave of foreclosures. To those who
object that refinancing mortgages one at a time
is too slow, Obama should have two replies.
First, let's end the delays and get started. Second,

the Home Owners' Loan’ Corp. took on a much

larger task — relative to the economy's size — in
the New Deal, and succeeded admirably. Can't
we match the speed of the 1930s? Yes, we can.

Next up, after-reforming the bailout plan, is

the Economic Recovery Act of 2009. Given the ©

likely severity of the economic slide, a large dose
of fiscal stimulus — amounting to perhaps 2.per-
cent of GDP, or roughly $280 billion — is need-
ed either in the lame-duck congressional ses-
sion this month or soon after Inauguration Day.
The new president must guide Congress away
from passing an unprincipled hodgepodge of

members' favourite projects that would just
remind the public of what's wrong with Wash-
ington. Instead, we need a bill that has clear
objectives, is well designed to achieve them, does
not do long-term harm in the name of short-run

help — and can be explained to the body politic.

Regarding objectives, I'd suggest sticking to
two: creating jobs by creating new spending and
alleviating the misery that accompanies deep
recessions. The first criterion points toward

such items as more generous unemployment’
insurance and food-stamp benefits, because that -

money will be spent quickly. It also points toward
grants and loans to hard-pressed state and local
governments, so they don't cut their spending or
raise taxes. Because this recession will likely be
lengthy, not fleeting, a large-scale public infra-
structure programme — with vigorous anti-pork
provisions — also makes sense.

Again, the New Deal offers examples. Tem-
porary institutions like the Civilian Conservation

- Corps and the Works Progress Administration
provided much-needed jobs but also left a lega- .

cy of new public infrastructure — the.people's
capital, if you will.

The second criterion’ again points toward
more generous unemployment insurance and
food-stamp benefits, but also toward policies
like these: expanded trade adjustment assistance
for displaced workers, more home heating assis-
tance for low-income households, broader health
insurance coverage — a step toward universal
coverage — and a plan that gets serious about
job retraining. (Here, tiny Denmark may be a
good model). These and related programmes are
often referred to as the "social safety net," and
America's is in tatters. But we need both repairs
and a new metaphor. Lyndon B. Johnson had it
right when he called upon the government to
provide a "hand up, not a handout." The Obama
administration ‘should seek to create a new
"social trampoline" that not only catches people
when they fall, but also propels them back into
productive employment. If properly designed,
such a social trampoline would both ease the

short-run pain of recession and facilitate the ©

long-run adjustment to: 2}coalization.
And at every step along the way, Obama
should'‘make abundant use of the presidential

bully pulpit to, explain, to cajole and to bring

along not just the Congress, but also the people
—— just as Roosevelt did. Americans need to
feel, once again, that it's their economy, and
that the government is working on their behalf.

Here, a little eloquence can go a long way. For- |

tunately, we just elected a man who has a lot.

(Alan S. Blinder, who has written this article, is

- a professor of economics and. public affairs at
' Princeton and former vice chairman of the Fed-

eral Reserve. He has advised many Democratic

politicians — c. e208 New York Times News Ser-

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Govt on immigration

EDITOR, The Tribune.

As we all know, we have a seri-
ous immigration problem in our
country and it is destroying us.
This problem is nationwide,
affecting every area of our
Bahamaland and we as citizens
are expecting the government to

’ fix this problem as we should, but

we can’t expect the government
to fight this battle alone, we as
citizens of this country have to

_ work along with government to

preserve what’s left of our her-
itage. If we don’t, we will have

nothing for our children and their

children and we will become
strangers in our own country.

Before going any further, I
want to say hats off to Mr
McCartney, The Department of
Immigration, and the Defence
Force for the recent efforts in
eradicating this insurmountable
immigration problem. You are in
our prayers.

In light of last week’s article
about the immigration problem
in the Straw Market, I agree that
several weeks ago Immigration
raided the downtown straw mar-
ket taking away twenty-some
Haitian immigrants. This was all
over the news for the next couple
days, but I am here to say that in
a couple of hours the same. people
taken away returned to work like
nothing had ever happened. I

don’t understand this. Every orga- -

nization has its set of policies and
procedures and my understanding
is that there are no permits given
by immigration nor are there pro-
visions under Ministry of Works
for immigrants to work in the

EDITOR, The Tribune.

From the horse’s mouth it came,

. as I sat and listened,.while a white

north American gentleman, who is
married to a black Bahamian lady,
told me a harrowing story of what
he experienced, behind the scenes,

. among ‘some of his former peers

here in this city. His opinion is that
nothing has changed and that his
is a story that can, no doubt, be
told again and again all over. the
country. To say that I was annoyed
and disappointed, at the same time,
at what he was telling me, would,
be putting it mildly.

Mr. Story teller told me that,*
awhile back, he hung out with a
number of German immigrants to
Freeport, most of whom are still
working and doing business here. It
was their daily routine, he told me,
to come together after work, at one
of the more popular bar/restaurants
in the International Bazaar, for
evening drinks and friendly chat-

ter. All went well until his German -

friends decided to adopt a new top-
ic for their evening chatter —
“Bahamian nigger bashing.”

The story teller claimed that his
friends would go on and on describ-
ing Bahamians in the worst kind of

" way, but mainly as dirty, lazy, good-

for-nothing niggers; he said they
said that for the Bahamian, the
objective is always to get something
for nothing; that we are dishonest
and should never be trusted:

He told me that their venomous
criticisms were directed at all
Bahamians — no. particular, eth-
nic, grouping — so I am assuming

_ they included our white Bahamian







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Straw Market. Ministry of Works
has always emphasized that the

‘market is reserved for Bahami-

ans only and this is the way it

should be. I applaud Mr Walter

Rolle (one of the managers of the
market plaza) and the team from
The Ministry of Works, the police

' officers, and the majority of the
straw vendors for the efforts .

made in working with immigra-
tion on this problem.

With all the efforts being made,
we continue to have a handful of
individuals vh9 are intensifying
the problem by continuing to

employ illegal immigrants while

trying to use whatever means they
can to keep these people. At the
Straw Market, there have been
several individuals trying to create
chaos and discontent in the orga-
nization by encouraging certain
Haitian workers to maintain their
posts even though Immigration
as well as Ministry of Works (the
governing body of the Straw Mar-
ket) asked them to leave. The
laws are the laws and they must
stand forall, * —

If we as citizens of this country
want a country for our children
and grandchildren, we have to
put forth valiant efforts. now to

preserve our country. Don’t think:

for a moment that the immigra-
tion problems don’t affect bank-

ing, fishing, accounting, nursing,

insurance or ones areas. pe our

brothers and sisters as well. I was
disappointed, to say the least, and a
bit shocked, because I am well
acquainted, personally, with some
of the individuals he was talking
about. I never thought them to be
racists. I never thought them to
have a prejudiced bone in their

. bodies. As a’matter of fact, one of

the guys included, as part of the
group was, indeed, married to a
beautiful brown skinned, Bahamian

_ girl (he is now deceased). This is,
not the way you get invited to a

person’s house for dinner, guys.

To the storyteller's credit, he’

claimed he finally had enough; told
them about their behinds and left
the group.

I am not one of those narrow-
minded individuals who would
paint all immigrants from Germany
or anywhere else to our shores, for
that matter, with the same paint-
brush. I do, however, feel that bad
apples like these few could con-
ceivably cause liberal-minded peo-
ple like myself to stand back and
take a second look. No one likes
to be abused, especially. by, people
who pretend to be your friends.
How can they come to-our
Bahamas, take up residence in our
country, enjoy all our amenities,
accept permanent residency, marry

“our women, accept our citizenship

and not learn to cs us for who
we are?

How can they not prepare them-
selves to coexist with us in harmo-
ny and dignity? We welcome immi-
grants, from all over'the world, to
come and live among us and to
work side by side with us, but we

ask only one thing of them, that .
they leave their dirty, nasty, racial

and other prejudices behind them,
at the border. Bahamians, both
black and white, have, over the
years, moved past that narrow-
minded way of thinking and we
have learned, for the most part, to

country, or that it only affects the
Straw Market; it affects every
facet of our nation and we have to
strategise on how to fight this
problem. Keep in mind, the straw .
market is an entry point to out
country so, yes, this is an area of
major concern. Sometimes this is
the first or the only stop our visi-
tors make. when they leave the
cruise ships and we are allowing
foreigners to represent us to the
rest of the world. We can’t allow
this. If we kill the tourism indus-
try every other business in this
country will suffer and what will
be have left. We can’t allow this
to happen; we have to take this
country back. ,

Heaven knows this problem
isn’t going away overnight, it took
some time to reach this extreme
and it’s going to take time and
lots of effort.to be fixed. As citi-
zens of this country, we can’t just
rely of the efforts of any one enti-
ty, whether it be government or
the straw vendors, or whatever
area we may feel is most affected
by this problem. We have to work
together with government; we
have to comply with the laws of
the country and assist wherever
needed to fix this problem mov-
ing forward and preserve what
little Bahamian heritage we have
left. I know I am not prepared to
live as a stranger or second class
citizen in my own country and I

-am sure my fellow Bahamians.

feel the same way.

EXTREMELY

CONCERNED CITIZEN
. Nassau,

November 2008

Immigrants should leave prejudices behind them

get along together. We have
learned to respect each other and
we have learned to live in harmony
and peace with each other. We
don't need people from foreign
lands coming here and stirring up
these old prejudices again. We
have, long since, shed the mantle of
those terrible, bad practices and -

- have put them behind us; we don't

need to welcome any other who’
would wish to disrupt our banqul
way of life.

I am repeating this story for
what it is worth in the hope that
those immigrants, from whatever
country they came to.us, who pos-
sess like tendencies would decide,
in and of themselves, to sit down
and do some self examination, with
the view to mending their dastard-
ly ways and their way of thinking
for the good of us all. It is not pos-
sible, in my view, to live harmo-
niously in such close proximity to
each other, as we do in Freeport,
and harbour these kinds of lean-
ings.

Yes, I know very well that, as a
people, we have our challenges just
like people all over the world, but
to come here as our guests and
insult us to our faces, is a bit much
to ignore.

Ignorance we can forgive, but a
superiority complex? Well that is
another matter.

The revealing of this story will
in no way endanger the many
friendships which I have personal-
ly developed over the years, and
which IJ hold near and dear to me,
however it might cause me, as it
will others I am sure, to exercise a
bit more caution in developing any
others in the future.

FORRESTER J CARROLL
J.P

Freeport,

Grand Bahama,

November 6, 2008

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Police stage
“Operation
Ge Get Them’

THE police this weekend
continued to make their pres-
ence on the streets of New :
Providence known as they}
conducted.a special operation
with the goal of apprehend-
ing haw- -breakers within a spe-
cific area.

During the evening hours
on Friday, officers from the
Southern Police Station car-
tied out "Operation Go Get
Them" within that station’ s
-boundaries,

The aim was to eradicate ;
crime within the Farm Road, »}
Coconut Grove and Market:
Street areas, The following are
the results of this initiative:

‘Twenty-two. persons were
cited for traffic violations. Two
persons, both 24-year-old
men, were taken into police
custody and accused of being
in possession of a small quan-
tity of marijuana,

WITH the number of Chinese
tourists projected to be more than 56
million worldwide by 2010, Bahami-
ans now have an opportunity to
learn Mandarin Chinese at the Inter-
national Languages and Cultures
Institute (ILCI) .

The ILCI is partnering with vari-
ous government ministries and the
United Haitian Association of the
Bahamas to put on courses in Hait-
ian Creole and Mandarin Chinese in
addition to its regular offerings in
French and'Spanish.

The Mandarin classes have been ~

very popular and will play an
increasingly important role as Chi-
na’s global influence grows.

Ata press conference held at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to
announce the awarding of four lan-
guage scholarships by the govern-
ment of the People’s Republic of

China, Irene Moss, coordinator of -
..ILCL, said, “We at the Internation:
al Languages and Cultures Institute, -

or ILCI as it is known, were very
pleased to partner with the Ministry
of Tourism and Majestic Tours in
facilitating the Mandarin language
courses and we hope to put-on

more. I am_ sure that the recent _

opening of the Bahamas Embassy in
Beijing will mean more Chinese vis-
itors to our islands which will
increase the demand for Mandarin

LOCAL NEWS

courses in the country,”

The scholarship recipi- |
ents, Terrance Strachan |
and Francenia Clarke from
the Ministry of Tourism,
and Crystal Evans and |
Crystal Fowler from }
Majestic Tours, all fol- }
lowed courses at ILCI }
under the instruction of
visiting Mandarin lecturer,
Professor Xu Xianwen,
and will now embark on a
four-month intensive Chinese train-
ing programme in Beijing at the Bei-
jing Chinese Language and Culture
College.

College alumna Vernice Walkine,
Director General of Tourism,
reminded everyone.of the vast num-
bers of Chinese people and said, “It
is projected that Chinese tourists
will grow by an annual rate of 10 to
15 per cent, which means there will

~ be more than 56. million by .2010. -

“China ismaking a robust contribu-

tion to world tourism and the
Bahamas wants to be one of their
options.”

Pledging her and the Ministry of
Tourism’s support for the Mandarin
language programmes, she added,
“If Chinese visitors are to enjoy the
Bahamas fully we must be able to
communicate. with them clearly and
without complication, That is why

Sacred Space stage play



By CHARO R WALKER

IN 2005, Bahamian artist Anto- [

nious Roberts created Sacred

Space, an art site near Clifton Pier f

that made use of rooted casuarina
. trees to create sculptures depicting
slave women looking back
towards Africa.
The site, which bordered a for-
met sugar plantation, the Whylly
_ Plantation, was a landing site for
some af the first African slaves
that were brought to the
Bahamas. _
Sacred Space was well received
by the Bahamian public at that
' time and has now given birth toa
play of the same name.
Sacred Space’s playwright,
Rupert Missick Jr , said that his
creation was inspired by Antonius



leals with slavery issues

“liberal” slave owner'who treated
his slaves better than most.-Mr.
Missick asked rhetorically, “What
does that mean? Seriously? Is

’ there a nice form of slavery?”

Mr Missick’s choice, then, to
use the slave master’s names for
the characters in his play rather
than give them West African
names was to merely ensure his-
torical accuracy. .

Mr Missick also reasoned that
there was no reason to change
their names for a second time as
he’d be doing the same thing
Whylly did — changing the names
to please him and to make them

| more acceptable to his sensibili-

ties.

With respect to his ability to
tell the story of the slave women,
Mr Missick stated that he knew

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we are clearing a path to
better welcome Chinese
guests and to better assist
7 them in our airports, in
our hotels and on our
streets.”
; Chinese Ambassador
to the Bahamas, His
Excellency Hu Dingxian,
who later presented the
scholarship recipients
with their plane tickets,
spoke of the way lan-
guage can enhance friendship and
mutual understanding and encour-

aged the four Bahamian travellers

by saying, “You will find every Chi-
nese hospitable and eager to help,
but your challenge may not be how
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Deputy Prime Minister and Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette congratulated the four
recipients and expressed his grati-
tude to the College of the Bahamas
for running the classes.

“Since 1997, when diplomatic
relations between the Bahamas and
China began, China has become a



inbrek =e for Bahamians to learn Mandarin Chinese

good friend to us. We are now work-
ing to build on the foundations that
have been laid for fruitful Chinese
Bahamian cooperation in the inter-
ests of tourism, business and trade
that will enhance the mutually ben-
eficial relationship that already exists
betweén our two countries,” Mr
Symonette said.

Mandarin classes will begin again
at ILCI on Saturday, November 15,
at the Munnings Building adjacent
to KFC on Nassau Street.

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physical freedom and-the concept that all life is

“sacred space.”

Sacred Space, therefore, seems to have been
written, in part, to further serious social dialogue
regarding African slavery; something that is very
much lacking in our society.

Mr Missick stated that that we, as Bahamians, .

need to remember our history and as time goes on
‘we need to continuously throw off the emotional
and mental shackles that we still carry.

He added that we can’t do this, however, unless
we acknowledge that there is no such thing as slav-
ery without pain.

Hopefully, Sacred Space will allow us to remem-
ber and also allow. us to continue to heal asa DEO

ole.

When speaking of his views on slavery | in the
Bahamas, Mr Missick challenged the notion that
African slaves in The Bahamas were treated better
than other slaves in the Caribbean.

He also challenged claims that Whylly was a

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When asked whether he had any words of advice
for young playwrights, Mr Missick prefaced his
comments by stating that he was nowhere near

where he would like to be as a writer and then.

encouraged young writers to keep writing and read-
ing anything they could get their hands on — espe-
cially things they would not ordinarily read:

The play stars six women, Taneka Thompson,,
Terneille "TaDa" Burrows — in her first theatrical .

performance, Juanita Kelly, Norma Ash, Onike
Archer and Christine Wilson.

While the production of Sacred Space has been
funded, primarily, by Mr Missick he also got support

from the Clifton Heritage Authority and Coca Cola. }

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summer, will open on November 21 at the Holy

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the backing of top executives of
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce, who recently received an
extensive tour of the upscale
mixed use resort that is anticipat-
ed to further enhance the coun-
try’s tourism industry.

Executives. of the Chamber’s

board of directors were led by
Dionisio D’Aguilar, President
and Philip Simon, Executive
Director, who both expressed
confidence in Albany, particular-
ly its ability to continue its devel-
opment works while employing
significant numbers of Bahami-
ans in the construction field
despite a downturn in the world
economy.

Albany is a joint venture
between the Tavistock Group,
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.
When completed it will include
approximately 350 residences and
a luxury boutique hotel, breath-
taking 18-Hole Championship
Golf Course, mega yacht marina,
beach club, family restaurant,
adult pool and lounge, children’s

clubhouse, spa and fitness and

equestrian centres.

The resort development will.

be completed in two phases with
the initial phase totalling an esti-
mated $300 million. The first
phase of Albany will include the

golf course, marina, beach front .

amenities, hotel, club house, spa
and fitness centre along with the
first phase lots and infrastructure
and is projected to be completed
by December 2009 and the first

quarter of 2010. The second

phase, which will include the lux-
ury marina apartments, is esti-
mated to cost in excess of $600
million.

Albany’s Vice President and

head of Sales and Marketing, -

Jason Callender, along with

‘Patrick Nihon, Albany’s Sales
-. Associate, were delighted to host

members of the Chamber’s exec-

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PICTURED from left to right in the first row is Odley Aritas, BCOC Direc-
tor; Philip Simon, Executive Director; Jason Callender, Albany’s Vice
President and head of Sales and Marketing; |.Chester Cooper, BCOC
Treasurer; Yvette Sands, BCOC Director; and Khaalis Rolle, BCOC First Vice:
President. Pictured in the second row are Crestwell Gardiner, BCOC
Director and Patrick Nihon, Albany’s Sales Associate.

utive board of directors on a tour
of the resort development.
“Albany will establish The
Bahamas as the premiere desti-
nation for first-class, luxurious
mixed use residential community
developments, which is a grow-

ing trend in the world of resort.

and residential development,” Mr
Callender said. “We truly believe
that Albany will be the most lux-
urious mixed use resort and resi-
dential community the world has
ever seen.”

Speaking on the various
employment.opportunities, which
Albany continues to create, Mr
Callender said, ‘We are delighted
to provide job opportunities for
Bahamians in Albany at a time
when there is economic hardship
in the country and certainly
throughout the world. So for us
during these trying times, to be
able to provide opportunities for
employment, and for the
advancement of Bahamians, is
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The Chamber’s chief praised
the Albany developers for their
vision.

“The Albany Resort and
development is an incredibly
impressive project, which I was
very delighted to see first hand
along with my board of executive
directors,” said Mr D’ Aguilar. “I .
was truly blown away by the
scale, magnitude, and the quality
of the construction. And I must
add that it is really encouraging to
see all of the construction activity-
taking place at the site...despite
all this economic doom and
gloom. It is great to see this pro-
ject in motion as well as the num-
ber of Bahamians who are bene-
fiting from the project in terms
of employment opportunities.”

Mr D’ Aguilar noted that upon
its completion, the resort devel-
opment will be on the level of
Kerzner International’s flagship
property Atlantis, Paradise
Island. He noted that Albany will
not pose any competition for
Atlantis, which caters to transient
visitors. But rather it will cater to
affluent persons wishing to pur-
chase second homes and those .
planning to relocate to The
Bahamas on a full time basis.

“It is very impressive, and
these are the type of investors

| :.: that The Bahamas likes to attract.
Joe: Lewis lives in The Bahamas.

He. has an attachment-.to The

-Bahamas. He has a home here —

and he is well funded and con-
cerned about The Bahamas,” Mr
D’ Aguilar said. .

“It’s very impressive. I think it
brings a new dimension to the
economy. It has significant poten-
tial to really grow our economy
even further, and that is always a
good thing,” said Mr Simon. “The
Albany Resort Development will
bring not only an in flow of direct
investment, but also new oppor-
tunities, for not just careers, but
the construction industry, and
obviously the resort will have to
be maintained, and it’s here to
stay.”

Gershan Major, Second Vice
President of The Chamber and
Chief Executive Officer of Mail-
boxes Etc stated, “It was an
enlightening, opportunity to see
the scope and size of what is tak-
ing place at the Albany project
and the progress that is being
made.

“I think as they continue to
complete each phase of the pro-
ject it is going to certainly serve
The Bahamas well in terms of the
market that they are seeking to
attract and the high quality of
development that is apparent...”

“When Albany comes to
fruition, the Bahamas will boast a
landmark residential community
like no other in the world.
Because of the quality with which
Albany will be developed, it will

- provide many. tangible and intan-

gible benefits, adding to the pres-
tige of the Western district and
will be regarded as a benchmark
for such a niche community.
According to the plan presented,
the impressive luxury resort pro-
ject will create jobs for Bahami-
ans and is forecast to inject mil-
lions into the Bahamian econo-
my,” said Michelle Rassin, Cham- .
ber Director, who also serves as
Vice President of Operations at
Doctors Hospital.

Chamber Director, Merrit
Storr described Albany as a high
quality development that is going
to have a significant economic
impact on The Bahamas.

“T think it was appropriate for
The Chamber to be invited to
view the project, particularly in
light of the current economic
environment. Anything that is

" ongoing that can stimulate the

economy, I think The Chamber
needs to be aware of and it needs
to be in a position to advise its
members whether there are spin
off benefits that can result from
such projects,” said Storr who is
also a Partner with Chancellors
Chambers, a full service com-
mercial law firm.

Other executives of. The
Chamber participating in the tour
included Khaalis Rolle, First
Vice President, Directors Yvette
Sands, Crestwell Gardiner, I.
Chester Cooper, Odley Aritas,
and Caroline Moncur.



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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008, PAGE 7

Problems with the judicial
ystem of the Bahamas

@ By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

! HE Bahamas’ judicial
system is an unholy

‘mess where there seems to be a

lack of transparency and a mas-
sive case. backlog.
In our adversarial judicial

system, the appearance: ‘of judi-< -

cial activism is leaving many
Bahamians with the impression
that certain. members of the
legal fraternity may be carried
away by power.

It is widely acknowledged
that in a fair judicial system, no
judge should exhibit a predilec-
tion or favouritism towards cer-
tain cases coming before them;
be ill-prepared to hear some
cases; give off the appearance
of impropriety; and/or seem-
ingly adopt an ill-temperament.

The concept of judicial
integrity around the world
refers to a judiciary that is
impartial in the discharge of its
duties. However, as in most
professions, across the world
there are a few errant judges
who engage in judicial malfea-
sance, whether they are engag-
ing in fraudulent or conspira-
torial activities, discount the
material facts of a case, appear
to hinder due process of the
law, violate constitutional rights
and/or ‘make a hash of the law.

Before adopting an epilep-
tic predisposition to robe rage,
judges around the world are
urged to remember their oath
to adhere to the universal phi-
losophy of civility and humane-
ness. Furthermore, it seems to
me as | follow court cases in
other countries that the
issuance of gag orders that dis-
allow free speech, holding per-
sons in contempt because they
criticise the judiciary/decisions,
or the banishment of persons
from court rooms because their
opinion differs from that of a
sitting judge, are all abuses of
the bench and undemocratic

» means of prohibiting the public
‘from discovering the details of

a case or a complaint. Aren’t
the courts supposed to be a
democratic institution?

Where can someone turn if
they are seeking remedy for
charges against jurists? Is there
an applicable constitutional
standard whereby judges are
held accountable to any enti-
ty?

As I understand it the role of
a judge is to uphold the law and
ensure the administration of
justice while maintaining a neu-
tral stance and not appearing
to be in pursuit of personal or
political ideologies when mak-
ing a ruling. The perception of
judicial arrogance arises from
the notion that certain courts
overseen by certain judges can
appear to be judicial hellholes.

Quite frankly, the Bahamas
Bar Association, an indepen-
dent body (eg Ombudsman)
and the public should press for
yearly judicial performance
evaluations.

A judicial survey would be a
starting point for analysing and
rating the performance of sit-
ting judges and should be
undertaken by bar association
members — in good standing
— whose grading of judges
could be the basis for judicial
review/evaluations.

It is my view that judges
should be rated on categories
such as their temperament,
knowledge of the law, fairness,
timeliness, among other cate-
gories.

I also believe that a good
judge is not one who is seen to
behave officiously, but instead -
behaves as a jurist who is com- '
petent and is seen to be impar-
tial and independent minded.
In the United States, safeguards
are in place to ensure that
judges conduct themselves eth-
ically.

The Judicial Conference’s
Code of Conduct committee
offers opinions on judicial
issues and citizens/residents are
allowed to lodge complaints
about judicial misconduct as is
set out by the Judicial Conduct
and Disability Act of 1980.

The depressingly long casé
backlog is a matter of grave
concern in the Bahamas, par-
ticularly since citizens/residents

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tice on several fronts. It is unac-
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der cases are disposed of per ‘

year.

The increasing incidents of
violent/commercial crimes are
almost overwhelming and are
almost certainly due to the
snail-paced, molasses-like dis-
posal of cases.

In addition to recruiting
more judges, I have previously
suggested that the government
establish tribunals and utilise
fair-minded Justices of the
Peace to settle minor disputes
and deliver justice in a timely
manner. This recommendation,
along with other legislative
changes, such as amending the
Bail Act, passing a Jurors Act
and implementing a law that
supports plea bargaining, will
no doubt help to alleviate the
60,000-plus case backlog.

The inexcusable shortage of
judges, court and registry staff
also contributes to the frequent
mismanagement of cases and
court records. With one justice
recently retiring, it appears that
the current judge-general pop-
ulation ratio is one of the worst
in the world.

What's more,. technological
upgrades are desperately need-
ed as court staff are still forced
to use antiquated means for
record-keeping, particularly
since numerous court buildings
lack computers, the internet

and the other relevant tech- -

nologies of 21st century soci-
eties.
The Bahamas has yet to

catch up with the developed.

world who now ‘e-manage’ case
files, documents, warrants,
judgments, notices and other
court-related work.

This can unquestionably be
an improvement over the pre-
sent situation and reduce the
likelihood of files suddenly
being “lost” or “missing.”

To ensure the administra-
tion of justice, the government
must invest in the construction
of new court houses. It should

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not be seen that the necessary

‘infrastructural. improvements ©

are being withheld or that the
judiciary is being held hostage
by the executive and legislative

branches of government. More- ©

over, those unscrupulous
lawyers who constantly delay
court proceedings or contribute
to the backlog of cases by seek-
ing frivolous appeals and

- adjournments should be sanc-

tioned. -

Frankly, it is my belief that
prospective judges — at certain
levels of the judiciary — should
be nominated and elected to
serve on the bench for a cer-
tain time, instead of the cur-
rent set-up. All judges should

- always maintain their fidelity

to the law and serve as
guardians of the Constitution.
No judge should be seen as a
“free agent”, venting from the
bench instead of using legal rea-
soning to provide a balanced
interpretation of the Bahamas’
constitution.

AN HISTORIC DAY

B ahamians — and the
J world — have taken a
keen interest in the US presi-
dential elections, which fea-
tured Democratic Senator
Barack Obama — a transcen-
dent political figure — and
Republican Senator John
McCain, a so-called maverick.
Tuesday’s poll concluded the
most awe-inspiring election
cycle in recent American/world
history.

‘Barack Obama represents a
stark contrast and fundamen-
tal departure from the stained
Bush administration and its uni-
lateralist, disastrous policies.

After eight nightmarish years
in which America and the
world have had to endure the
horrendous leadership of the

-worst, most incompetent presi-

dent in US history — George
W Bush — I am glad that
Americans showed the capaci-
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Caribbean diplomat)

E HAVE lived

through a truly
historic moment. The elec-
tion of Barack Obama as
President of the United
States of America defied all
odds and lifted the hopes
and aspirations of people
of all races and nationali-
ties.

But, his election has cre+
ated unreasonable hopes
amongst many simply
because he is half-black.
Evidence of this has been
the official statements. of
several Caribbean govern-
ments that they expect the
US government to pay
more attention now to the
development needs of their
countries.

On the morning after the
elections, when asked by
the Caribbean Media Cor-
poration for a comment on
what the Caribbean could
expect from an Obama vic-
tory, I said the following:

“Obama's election will
bring no new and special
attention to the Caribbean.
His priorities will be right-
ing an American economy
gone wrong, fulfilling his
promise to take US troops
out of Iraq, . settling
Afghanistan, improving a
cooperative relationship
with a resurgent Russia and
managing a difficult trade
and economic relationship

- with China. Given the $900

billion hole in the US Trea-
sury that followed the bail
out of US financial institu-
tions, some of his own
domestic campaign pledges
will have to be delayed. In
this connection, the

Caribbean - except for

Haiti and Cuba — will not
be a priority. There are
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outsourcing services —
both of which will affect
the Caribbean. 'This will
call for Caribbean govern-
ments to be pro-active now
in putting their case before
the Obama transition team
as soon as it becomes func-
tional in the next few days.
In the wider context,

‘Caribbean people, ‘whose

history is marked by, slav-

“For all the
talk of shifting
global power
and the
creation of
new alliances
—all of vee
is true —
equal toutes is
that, for the
Caribbean, the
US remains —
the nation to.
which the
Caribbean
must pay
closest
attention.”





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racial discrimination, are
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which acknowledges the
equality of all men.”

It is important that
everyone tempers their
expectations. Obama is
quite obviously a unique
man — visionary, focused
and hardworking — with
the capacity to select high-
ly capable people to help
him achieve his objectives.
But, he did not promise the
myriad things that people
all over the world scem to
expect him to deliver.
Therefore, they must not
be disappointed when their
own hopes rather than his
promises are unfulfiiled.

he eminent West
Indian Professor,
Dr Norman Girvan,

‘summed up this matter of

Caribbean expectations in
én eloquent essay written
0) the night of the election.
He said: “I dislike the
asiumptions that underlie
the question, ‘What can the
Caibbean expect from an
Obama Presidency?’ It is
not ust that the expecta-
tionsare unrealistic: they
are msplaced. Barack Oba-
ma my have a global fol-
lowing, but his political
‘constitiency is domestic.
Within ‘he United States,
he mustfind the means to
carry Olt his ambitious
agenda ithe midst of an
economic :risis that is tak-
ing the kderal deficit
towards tle one-trillion
dollar mark Overseas, he
must obey tie imperatives
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means, and in style. Oba-
ma understands — or
seems to understand — that
diplomacy, negotiation and
winning hearts and minds
are more effective means
of pursuing American
interests than the ready
exercise of brute force.
And such a willingness to
see and understand the
point of view of 'The:Oth-
er' must be welcomed. The
opportunities are to be
grasped. Only the naive
would expect U.S. Presi-
dent Obama to put the
interests of other countries
above those of the United
States; whether in trade,
security, or in the matter of
offshore tax centres. The
responsibility to define and
defend our interests

remains with us. The-

opportunities lie in the pos-
sibility of more construc-
tive engagement. No, Oba-
ma cannot be our saviour.”

For all the talk of shift-
ing global power and the
creation of new alliances —

all of which is true — an’

equal truism is that, for the
Caribbean, the US remains
the nation to which the
Caribbean must pay closest
attention. It is the country.
that houses the majority of
our people (other than our
own countries); it is the sin-

gle largest source of our ,

tourists; apart from our
own universities, it is the
location for the tertiary
education of the majority
of our péople, and it is our
biggest single trading part-
ner.

Strong Caribbean sup-
porters and advocates in
Washington have despaired
at the lack of strong action
by Caribbean governments

in, Washington. One of

them, David Lewis of Man-
chester Trade, now says:

“The Caribbean has moved ©

from being the only region
in the world with a prefer-
ential economic relation
with the US (CBI 1983) to
being at the 'bottom of the
pile’ iiterally as all other
nations in the Americas
and elsewhere have posi-
tioned themselves strategi-
cally up-front and in-line
with US interests... try to
play 'catch-up' based on

some misunderstood notion '

of ‘key Caribbean-Ameri-
can players’ just will not cut
it in the competitive envi-
ronment of Washington...
it is very sad but we have
only ourselves and our
inactivity and lack of strat-
egy and vision as responsi-
ble for this state of affairs.”

We in the Caribbean
must not expect Obama to
do for us what we are not
doing for ourselves. His
has a different task - and
it is related to his own peo-'
ple in America.

To a certain extent by his
very election he has deliv-
ered to young, black peo-
ple. On the night of
November 3rd I participat-
ed in an election-watch
gathering with a group of
‘black West Indians in
Canada. They were full of
guarded hope for they
knew only too well the bit-
terness of disappointment.
When the announcement
came, they formed a circle
and joined hands in prayer,
and one young man
thanked the Almighty that
he was able to witness this

great moment in his life-.

time.

It made true and telling
the observation that: “Rosa
sat so Martin could
walk...Martin walked so
Obama could run...Obama
ran so our children can fly.”

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FROM page one

claimed. The Treasurer claims
Global United is liable for the pay-
ment of $613,376.61 along with
interest, costs, and further or “oth-
er relief as may be just.”

The Comptroller of Customs
also filed two writs in the Supreme
Court on August 27 against Glob-
al United, which it lists as a ship-

Legal action

ping agent in the Bahamas for
Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal
Caribbean Cruise Lines, MSC
Cruise Lines and Discovery Cruise
Lines (the principals). |

The Comptroller claims, in the
writ, that the defendant acted as a
shipping agent for various tankers

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and tugs at Arawak Cay, Nassau
and Freeport. By virtue of this
agency, the defendant received
monies from the clients or “oth-
erwise owed monies to the plaintiff
(the Comptroller) in respect of
pierage charges and tonnage dues
owed by the principals and/or
owners of various tankers and tugs
at Arawak Cay to the plaintiff for
payment to the Treasurer.”

Between October, 2006 and
January, 2008 Global received not
less than $156,126.04 from the
principals and/or other tankers
and tugs for landing rates
(wharfage), pierage charges and
tonnage dues owed to the Comp-
troller.

The writ also says Global is
indebted to the Comptroller for
$408,197.83 in overtime fees for
“the attendance of customs offi-
cers outside the hours of general
attendance or at any place at
which customs officers do not gen-
erally attend.”

The Comptroller is therefore
suing Global for the sum of
$564,323.87, interest on this
amount, and court costs, according
to the first writ.

In its second suit, the Comp-
troller is suing Global for
$2,218,479.42 it received in depar-
tute taxes between October, 2006
and January, 2008 from clients on
behalf of the Comptroller. 5

“By letters dated January 15,
2008 and April 16, 2008, the defen-
dant (Global) has admitted that
it is indebted to the Plaintiff in the
sum of $2,218,479.42 in respect of
departure taxes — but notwith-

standing that admission has failed.
the Comptroller .

to pay the sum,”
claims. °

The Comptroller is suing for
these sums in addition to interest,
and court costs.

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: ‘automatic death sentence in murder cases, accused

should be judged and sentenced according to their

crime. This was the opinion of the Privy Council.
Up until the Privy Council’s decision, a death sen-

tence was the automatic penalty of a murder convic- .

tion. The Penal Code states: “Whoever commits
murder shall be liable to suffer death.”

In view of the Privy Council’s decision in the case
of Forrester Bowe Jr and Trono Davis in March

: 2006, Dame Joan Sawyer, sitting with Justice Lorris
; Ganpatsingh and Emmanuel Osadebay on October

14, was reviewing appeals from nine convicted killers

: to re-evaluate their convictions and sentences.

In reading the judgment on Max Tido's appeal

: against his murder conviction and death penalty,
: Dame Joan said: "The effect of the decision in Bowe
: and Davis is that the death penalty must now be
: regarded as. the maximum that can be imposed fol-

COURT OF APPEAL

therefore able to pass appropriate sentences of impris-
onment ranging in duration from life imprisonment to
a fixed term of years, depending on the circumstances
of the case and those of the convict.

"In this regard,” she continued, “it should be
remembered that in recent years, in view of the
prevalence of violent crime in the country, this court
has upheld sentences ranging from 18 years to 35
years imprisonment following convictions for
manslaughter and life imprisonment where there
was evidence that the person convicted of manslaugh-
ter was suffering from diminished responsibility."

She added: "In light of the Privy Council's decision
in Bowe and Davis, it is for consideration whether or
not the Code should be amended to make similar pro-
visions: However; that is a matter for the Parliament
of the Bahamas."

: lowing conviction for murder and the courts are

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littered throughout the Eastern Cemetery. Located in the vicinity of the St
Matthew’s cemetery, the garbage is an eyesore to those who visit the

FROM page one

“One observation we made is that

‘Grand Bahama has been called
FNM country, and it is in fact now -
- populated by four or five Members -

of Parliament, three of them are

~ Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary

secretary and a few Senators. They
are noticeably yet silent about the
circumstances in Grand Bahama
which are circumstances of great
hardship.

“People are out of work, people
are struggling to meet the basic
necessities of life, and the massive
government representation is not
reflected in terms of what is hap-
pening in Grand Bahama. And that
is only one observation that we
made, but our preoccupation was to
ensure that we make the preparato-
ry steps in paving the way for our
being poised for the next general
election,” she said.

CODING
REQUIRED

‘qrounes to pay their reves at the graves of loved ones.

PLP meeting

Noting the deteriorating working
conditions in Grand Bahama, where
many are unemployed today, Mrs
Hanna-Martin said. government has
been “behind the ball” on truly

_Tewarding the island for the massive

representation that it gave the FNM
in the 2007 general election:

“Grand Bahama has been
absolutely abandoned by this gov-
ernment. But we discussed issues
this weekend that affect Grand
Bahama, and the country nationally.
And it was a very fruitful, productive
meeting,” she said.



_- FROM page one

E gusti, Continued weakening is
expected today (Sunday) and Palo-
-ma is forecast to degenerate to a
weak area of low pressure by Mon-
day,” the statement read...

Tropical storm force winds,
however, can still be felt up to 140
miles from the centre of the storm.

Commander Stephen Russell,
NEMA director, said yesterday
that he was pleased with the level
of preparation and response by the
team at NEMA, and the Local
Government representatives on
the Family Islands.

He added that he was also

pleased that the storm turned away

= : from the Bahamas, but sympa-
i> : thised with the people of Cuba -
12 : who suffered the brunt of the cat-
3 i: egory four hurricane.
= Commander Russell also paid
& : his condolences to residents in
‘= : Haiti, who lost scores of children
}= +: whena-school collapsed Friday.
ed :
‘= Brothers stabbed

FROM page one

Kenrick: and Alexander
McSweeney .were seriously
injured in. the altercation and
were airlifted to New Providence,
where they arrived shortly after
midnight. on Saturday and were
taken immediately to hospital
for medical treatment. _

One of the-brothers, a 20-year-
old, was stabbed in his arm. pit.

: He is in stable condition in the

hospital. The other brother,
whose age is. unknown,. was
stabbed in his upper chest. He is
in critical condition. Eo

Eleuthera police said yester-
day that, they believe that the.
third brother, Kenneth’
McSweeney, was also injured in
Friday’s fight. However, the
extent of those injuries. is

Travelling with Mrs Hanna-Mar- : unknown.
tin to the conclave was PLP leader : _ Press liaison officer Assistant
Perry Christie, MP for South Andros i Superintendent Walter Evans

Picewell Forbes, MP for Fox Hill
Fred Mitchell, Senator Jerome
Fitzgerald, MP for Bains and Grants
Town Dr Bernard Nottage and par-
ty strategist Ron Rolle. ;

reported yesterday that police
believe that the altercation, in
which the two brothers were
injured, stemmed from an earlier
argument.

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Brother Aaron Thompson, assisted by Bro. Raymond
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internment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier'Road, Nassau.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Donald, in
August of this year; her parents, Robert and Lilah
Stratton, one sister, Persis Higgs; two brothers, Lucien
and Stewart Stratton; two brothers-in-law, Hartman
Higgs and Peter Lowe; two sisters-in-law, Phemie
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law Alice and Sheila Roberts; one son-in-law, Wendell
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Kelly, Bernell Turner, long-time family friend, Marc
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THE fire safety system on a
brand-new Russian nuclear sub-
marine accidentally turned on

as the sub was being tested in ©

the Sea of Japan, spewing a gas
that-suffocated 20 people and
sent 21 others to the hospital,
officials said Sunday, according
to Associated Press.

The Russian Navy said the
submarine itself was not dam-
aged in Saturday's accident and
returned to its base on Russia's
Pacific coast under its own pow-

er Sunday. The accident also did.

not pose any radiation danger,
the navy said.
Yet it was Russia's worst

‘naval accident since torpedo
. explosions

sank another
nuclear-powered submarine, the
Kursk, in the Barents Sea in
2000, killing all 118 seamen
aboard.

Overcrowding may have
been a significant factor on Sat-
urday.

The submarine being tested
had 208 people aboard, includ-
ing 81 seamen, according to
Russian navy spokesman Capt.
Igor Dygalo. Yet Russian news
agencies said a sub of this type,
normally carries only a crew of
73.

"A submarine i is the most vul-
nerable during trials. With both
navy and civilian personnel on
board, it's very dificult to keep
such a large number of people
organized," Gennady Illarionov,
a retired submarine officer, told
the RIA Novosti news agency.

The victims suffocated after
the submarine's fire-extinguish-
ing system released Freon gas,
said Vladimir Markin, an offi-
cial with Russia's top investiga-

tive agency. He said forensic -

tests found Freon in the victims'
lungs.

Seventeen civilians and three
seamen died in the accident and
21 others were hospitalized after
being evacuated to shore, Dyga-
lo said, adding that none of the
injuries were life-threatening.

"The submarine's nuclear
reactor was operating normally
and radiation levels were nor-
mal," Dygalo.said, explaining
that the accident affected two

sections of the submarine closest: |-

to the bow.

_. Markin's agency, the. Inves-’
tigative Committee under the

Prosecutor General's office, has
launched a probe into the acci-



A SOVIET-BUILT Akula class nuclear submarine is moored at a harbor
on the Pacific peninsula of Kamchatka, in this Saturday, July 29, 2007
file photo. An accident aboard a Russian nuclear-powered submarine
similar to this one during sea trials in the Sea of Japan killed at least a0
people, Officials said Sunday Nov. 9, 2008.

dent, which he said will focus
on what activated the firefight-
ing system and possible viola-
tions of submarine Sper
rules,

Lev Fyodorov, a top Russian

_ chemical expert, agreed that the -

Freon pushed oxygen out, caus-
ing those inside to die of suffo-
cation. But he wondered why
the individual breathing kits that
everyone on board is supposed
to have did not keep people
from dying.

“People on board the sub may
have failed to use their breath-
ing equipment when they found
themselves in an emergency,"

he told the AP.

Igor Kurdin, a retired navy

officer who heads an associa--

tion of former submariners, told
Ekho Moskvy radio that the
high death toll probably result-
ed from shipyard workers who
lacked experience in dealing
with the breathing kits.

A siren warning the crew that
the firefighting system was turn-
ing on also may have failed,

RIA Novosti quoted an uniden- ©

tified navy official as saying, so
those on board might not have
realized that Freon was being
released until it was too late.
The submarine returned Sun-
day, to Bolshoi. Kamen, a mili-

tary, shipyard and a navy base

near Vladivostok. Officials at
the Amur Shipbuilding Factory
said they built the submarine
and it is called the Nerpa. Dyga-
lo said it was to be commis-

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November, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

sioned by the navy later this

-year.

Construction of the Nerpa, an
Akula II class attack: submarine,
started in 1991 but was sus-
pended for years because of a
shortage of funding, they said.
Testing on the submarine began

last month and it submerged for
- the first time last week.

The U.S.-based intelligence
risk assessment agency Stratfor
said the Akula is an established

design, with the Nerpa being the

11th ship of the class.
"Such a catastrophic accident
calls into question the way the

Russian navy has sustained its

THE

institutional knowledge in terms
of design expertise, not to men-
tion issues of quality control,
both in fabrication and inspec-
tion," Stratfor said.

Saturday's accident came as
the Kremlin is seeking to restore -
Russia's naval reach, part of a
drive to show off the nuclear-
armed country's clout amid
strained ties with the West. A
naval squadron is heading to
Venezuela for joint exercises
this month in a.show of force
hear U.S. waters.

Despite a major boost in mil-
itary spending during Vladimir
Putin's eight years as president,
Russia's military is stil! ham-
pered by decrepit infrastructure,
aging weapons and problems
with corruption and incompe-

_ tence.

‘Tllarionov said the accident
appeared to reflect the loss of
crucial skills, in conducting sea -

‘trials.

. "During the Soviet times, we

_ commissioned three to five sub-

marines a year, and now we get
just one in five years," Illari-
onov was quoted by RIA
Novosti as saying. "People for-
got caution and lost their skills."

The Kremlin said: President
Dmitry Medvedev was told
about the accident immediately
and ordered a thorough investi-
gation. Putin, now prime minis-
ter, was criticized for his slow
response to the Kursk disaster.

In 2003, 11 people also died
when a Russian submarine that
was being taken out of service
sank in the Barents Sea.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AGATHA NEELY

Archdeacon Keith Cartwright and Fr Michael
Gittens will officiate.

Sir John is survived by his sons, Dr. John M.
Templeton, Jr., known as Jack and his wife
Josephine (Pina) and Christopher Templeton
and his wife, Marion; his stepdaughter, Wendy
Brooks; three grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren and many cherished relatives,
friends and business associates, including Mena
Griffiths, Mary Walker, Euphemia Poitier, Marie
Souder, Betty Roberts, Ryan Knowles, Bill
Thomson, Daphanie Moss and his loyal personal
staff, Linford (Roy) Williams, Judy Rolle-Brown,
Franklyn Smith, Henri Elson and Rosalie
Williams.

Sir John was pre-deceased by his wives, Mrs.
Judith Folk Templeton and Lady Irene Templeton;
daughter, Anne Templeton Zimmerman and his
stepson, Malcolm Butler.

In lieu of flowers, persons wishing to remember
Sir John may do so by making a donation to The
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc., Sir John Templeton
Memorial Scholarships, P.O.BOX N.7776,
Nassau, The Bahamas.



April 8, 1969 - November 9,2007

She is gone, but not forgotten.

Her memory lives on.

Agatha, you were a blessing, who fulfilled our lives
Now our eyes are filled with sorrow

For without you is how we faced tomorrow

| remember you best, full of faith, sunshine and
happiness

Your children. family, friends and a good cheer
Were just a few of the things that you held dear

Holidays and Birthdays will never be the same
Without you there to tell us how Family should stay
the same.

.We miss you so much, we will always love you.

Your Loving Brother. Rev. Ellerston Smith. Children -
Larae and Laren Neely, Aunts Janet Bain and Cleora ©
Pratt, Uncle - Mervin Fynes and a host of relatives
and friends.



Continue to rest in peace!



THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10,







2008

Venus Williams
wins the WTA
championship...

See page 17



Bullit Marquez/AP Photo

AN UNIDENTIFIED trainer’s hand retrieves the tennis
ball during practice by the world’s top eight players for
the upcoming Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, Chi-
na Friday Nov.7, 2008.

Knowles, Bhupathi
off to winning start

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

MARK Knowles and Mahesh Bhupathi got off to a
great start at the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai,
China.

In their first match in-the week-long year-ending
men’s singles and doubles tournament, the number
three seed Bahamian-Indian combo posted a 6-2, 6-3
win over No.5 Jeff Coetzee and Wesley Moodie in the
Red Group doubles competition.

They converted all three break points to easily take
the first of three round robin matches they have to
play this week in order to advance to the playoffs. —

It was thé second time this year that Knowles and

Bhupathi prevailed over Coetzee and Moodie. They .

also defeated them at the Masters Series in Monte-
Carlo in April.

On Tuesday, Knowles and Bhupathi are scheduled to
play the No.8 team of Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna.
They lost to the top seeded team of American Bob
and Mike Bryan 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the other Red Group
match.

The Bryans will play Coetzee and Moodie..

Then on Thursday, Knowles and Bhupathi will face
the Bryans, to whom they have lost-2-1 in their head-to-
head confrontation this year. ©

The top two teams out of the Red Group will

SEE page 16 - —



| Calzaghe punishes Jones je

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Calzaghe toiled —
for years in relative obscurity, winning titles
and building a virtually unmatched résumé —
but never venturing from Europe to challenge
boxing’s best.

It turns out he should have done: so long ago. -
There was nothing at all to fear.

The popular undefeated Welshman overcame
a first-round knockdown to beat Roy Jones Jr in
a bloody one-sided unanimous decision Saturday
night, delighting a raucous crowd at Madison —
Square Garden that seemed to be heavily in his .
favour...

See page 18

NBA: ‘Shaq’ and Suns beat Bucks

MILWAUKEE
(AP) — If Shaquille
O'Neal wants time off,

it's just fine with
Phoenix Suns coach
Terry Porter.

O'Neal had 29 points

and 11 rebounds in his
-return from a one- }
game break, leading -
the Phoenix Suns toa
104-96 victory over the
Milwaukee Bucks on
Saturday night...



See page 17

- Masters Cup: Djokovic, Davytenke win

SHANGHATL, China
(AP) — Novak
Djokovic fed off the
crowd's cheers. For
Nikolay Davydenko, a [i
handful of backers was
enough. Djokovic has ~
developed quite a following in China even
though he failed to win a set in thrée matches
during his Shanghai debut last year. Capturing
the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics
likely helped, and he generated a huge roar '
Sunday with a simple "Thank you" in Chi-
nese after starting off Masters Cup round-
robin play with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Argenti-
na's Juan Martin del Potro...



See page 17



BASKETBALL

Bahamian duo closer

to fulfilling NBA dream

@ Iwo local players in same team in Developmental League

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

THE Bahamas legacy in the National Basket-
ball Association could continue soon now there

there’s two players on the same team in the Devel-

opmental League.

On Friday during the D-League Draft held in
Atlanta, Georgia, Bennet Davis was selected as
the ninth pick in the third of 10 rounds by the
Utah Flash. In the seventh round, Torrington Cox
was also picked up by Utah, making it the first
time that two Bahamians have considered by any
one team at the same time in any team selection.

A total 0f 16 teams make up the D-League.
The draft picked 10 players each with seven
returning from last year and the others coming
from local tryouts.

The team rosters will be reduced to 12 by
November 20 and then cut down to the final 10 by
November 26. The D-League will officially get
started on November 28.

Each team will play. one pre-season game
between November 19-25. Both Davis and Cox
are hoping that they will be on the final roster-as

"they get closer to fulfilling their dream of playing

in the NBA. Davis is a 24-year-old 6-foot, 9-inch-
es forward, who was an All-CAA member at
Northeastern University. The Grand Bahama
native played at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg,
Massachusetts before he enrolled Northeastern.

At Northeastern, Davis earned Third Team



All-Colonial honors as a
senior. He finished his colle-
giate career as Northeast-
ern’s ‘14th all-time leading
scorer with 1,185 points for
an average of 9.6 per game.

He also ranks second in
school history in blocked
shots with 170 and ninth in
rebound with 757. He started
in 102 in their 123 games and
dashed out 141 assists,
stripped 94 steals and came
up with.170 blocks.

Davis, who majored in art, is following i in ‘the
footsteps of his father, Bennet Sr., who ‘played
basketball at Minnesota State-Mankato. Davis
also attended St. George’s School in Grand
Bahama, Northwest Christian Academy and Mil-
ford Academy.

Cox, on the other hand, starred for King’s Col-
lege. The 6-7 forward was named Third Team
NATA Division II All-American as a senior.

He averaged 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds as a
senior in his only year at King College after one
season each at Southwest Missouri State-West
Plains and Motlow State Community College in
Tennessee. In his junior year, Cox averaged 17.9
points with 8.3 rebounds.

The Bahamas doesn’t have any players in the
NBA, but four have played in the league before.
They were Mychal ‘Sweet Bells’ Thompson, Ian

Seat ANS

‘Foots’ Lockhart, Dexter Cambridge and Rick

Fox. Thompson was the first, having been drafted
as the first pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in
1978. In addition to Portland, he also played with
the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lak-
ers, having won back-to-back titles in 1987 and
1988 before he retired in 1991.

Lockhart was the second Bahamian to play in
the NBA. He signed with the Phoenix Suns on
September 6, 1990, but he only played one game,
scoring four points in two minutes. On August 6,
1991, he signed to play with Cholet, in France.

Cambridge, a standout at the AF Adderley
High School, followed Lockhart as the third
Bahamian in the NBA when he signed with the
Dallas Mavericks in 1993. © ;

He came out of Lon Morris Junior College
where he was an All-American and the Universi- “
ty of Texas. He played with a few different teams
in Europe before he returned to coach the Jordan
Prince William Falcons to the BAISS junior and
senior boys basketball titles.

Then he returned home-to Eleuthera to coach
at Governor’s Harbour High last year.

Fox, born to a Bahamian father and.a Canadi-
an mother, attended Kingsway Academy, but
flourished at high school in Warsaw, Indiana
before he excelled with the North Carolina Tar
Heels and was drafted as the number 24 pick in
the first round by the Boston Celtics in 1991.

Traded to the Lakers in 1997, Fox went on to
win three NBA titles before he retired in 2005 to
launch his acting career, having starred in numer-
ous movies.



- FOOTBALL ROUND. UP

NAST eS aa VICTORY

PHOTOS:

Felipé Major/Tribune staff



CHARLIE EDWARDS, running back for The Pros, tries to break the defence of the Stingrays yesterday at
D W Davis field. The Pros came out on top, winning 22-6.



STRINGRAYS running back William Hunt breaks
tackle against the Pros yesterday.

The Destroyers

stitle Warriors

comeback tor
first win Of
the season

lm By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter

The Defense Force Destroyers with-
stood turnover after turnover, but with
a valiant late game goal line stand, sti-
fled a comeback effort by the King-
dom Warriors for a hard fought first
win of the season.

The Destroyers controlled the line
of scrimmage when it mattered most
and forced a fumble at their goal line
with less than one minute left to play
to hold on for the 34-30 Saturday at the

D.W. Davis Field. The win improved
their record.to 1-3.

The game appeared to be on pace
for another lopsided blowout early for

the Warriors, who hav? struggled this .

season against some of the league’s
stronger teams, with 90-6 and 52-0
defeats at the hands of the Pros and
Jets.

The Destroyers marched down field
with little resistance to score on their
first three possessions of the game.

Antonio Bullard hauled in two
touchdown receptions from quarter-

back Brian Anderson, while Louis
Hart added the third score on a short
yardage run to give the Defense Force
a 20-0 lead.

For much of the first half, the War-
riors’ offence was relatively futile, as
they struggled to pick up first downs,
and gave a one dimensional look. The
Destroyers consistently stacked eight
in the box against the Full House for-
mation and while stopping the run,
seemed poised to register a shutout.

SEE page 16









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FROM page 15

advance to the playoff where they
will face the top two teams in the
Gold Group, :

Leading the group is No.2
seeds Danicl Nestor and Nenad
Zimonjic. At No.4 are Jorfas
Bjorkman and IXevin Ullett, while
the team of Lukas Dloughy and
Leander Paes ere No.6 and Mar- |
iusz Frystenberg and Marcin
Matkowski are No.7.

Knowles and Nestor from
Canada won the title last year as
they broke up their 11 year part-
nership.

Each team playing in the tour-
nament will earn $50,000. Every
round they win, they will collect
$15,000. If they advance-to the
semifinal or playoff, another
$25,000 will be added to. their
purse. °

Andres Leighton/AP Photo



| Both Knowles/Bhupathi and

And the winner ah the tourna-
ment will pocket $100,000 with
$220,000 awarded to the team

the Bryans are still in the running

: for the latter pot. The Gold

Group was to begin play today.

° See also Page 17

The Destroyers stifle Warriors
FROM; page 15 |

The comeback effort began with just one second remaining in the
first half, when Warriors’ quarterback Jordan Hanna connected with
Jamal Curry deep downfield for their only passing touchdown of the
game. With a successful conversion, they trimmed the deficit 20-8 at
halftime. The Destroyers responded in the third quarter on their open-
ing possession with a successful drive culminating in a short yardage
touchdown run by David Longley.

Shorthanded.with just 15 players available on the afternoon playing
on both sides of the ball, the defensive unit began to wear down in the
second half. The stops they registered in the first half turned into
effective gains in the second half due to the bruising running style of the
Warriors three back system. The Warriors pounded the ball downfield
for the second score, on a short yardage run by an obviously limping
Jamal Coleby to make the score, 28-16.

Showing their resilience on the very next play, the Destroyers
regained a three score advantage. when Tamiko Gibson fielded a
kickoff near the left sideline and revered field for a 70 yard touchdown
return. Gibson’s special teams score gave the Destroyers a 34-16
advantage. The Warriors continued an offense predicated on the
ground game, marching down the field to eventually score on one of
their most frequently called plays, a bootleg quarterback keeper for
Hanna.

Following another successful conversion, the Warriors trailed 34-24,

Their momentum continued to build following a turnover on downs
the Warriors were in a position to come within one score.

After just crossing into Destroyers territory, Hanna, on yet another
bootleg, was injured folldWing a vicious hit and did not return to the
game. The Warriors continued to drive the ball downfield however fum-
bled in the redzone to turn the ball over to the Destroyers.

Backed up against their own end zone, the Destroyers failed on a
questionable fourth and long conversion, giving the Warriors another
scoring opportunity. The Destroyers defence once again forced a
turnover with 2 fumble recovery at the goaline.

On the very next play, the Destroyers fumbled the ball in their own
endzone, which was recovered by the Warriors for the score and after
the conversion. made it a one possession game, 34-30. :

The Warriors defense came up with yet another turnover when
Philip Lockhar: intercepted a pass from Anderson near midfield.

Lockhart, who also filled in at quarterback following the injury to
Hanna,.completed.a long pass play to Curry, placing the Warriors in
scoring position facing first and goal with 44 seconds left to play.

After two failed attempts to pound it into the endzone, the Warriors

that goes unde: ‘eated.

gave up their third fumble in the redzone on third down as the Destroy-

ers recovered the ball to seal the win.

Longley, who doubles as head coach for the Destroyers, said his team
showed resilience in overcoming the issue of being shorthanded with
just 15 players available: “It was a hard fought game, we started out
short because cf the demands of the job, some people had to come in
from sea to ccme straight to the game and we lost a few persons
because some of them had to leave from here to go to work as well,”
he said, “We kind of took them for granted but our defense came
through with that last stand. We have to make sure our defence per-
forms properly in terms of closing up the middle while at the same time
containing outside.

Longley said the remainder of the league should expect the Destroy-
ers to continue to press on, irrespective of off the field issues.

“We're marines,” he said, “We’re going to keep coming, no matter
the circumstances, we are going to keep fighting, once we have 11
suited up, we will go out there and we will oes and we will perform.”

The Warriors fell to 0-4.

i

[Macedonia win slugfest

‘IT took two extra innings for Macedonia Bap-

tist to pull off a 28-20 slugfest on Saturday and
hand Faith United their first loss in the {7-and-
under division of the Baptist Sports Council's
Rev. Dr. William Thompson Softball Classic.

As action resumed at the Baillou Hills Sport-
ing Complex after a week's break for the
Bahamas Softball Federation's National Round
Robin Tournament, Macedonia's victory climbed
to 3-1 to take sole possession of second place
behind idled undefeated Temple Fellowship (2-
0), handing Faith United their first loss in three
games as they hold onto third. < S.

In two key men's games played Shaw AME
Zion and defending champions Transfiguration
both stayed tie for first-place. -

While Shaw AME Zion nipped Temple Fel-
lowship 11-10, Transfiguration posted another
shutout stopping Golden Gates 10-0 in three
innings via the ten-run rule. :

‘Shaw AME Zion and. Transfiguration were
scheduled to play.a double header, but Trans-
figuration lost the game on a technicility for
their first loss of the season.

_ Both Shaw AME Zion. and Tr ansfiguration
now sit on top of the standings at 6-1 with three
games left as they battle it out for the pennant.
In their double header, Temple Fellowship
bounced back to knock off Calvary Bible 12-2'to
lead three teams in fourth place at 4-2 with three
games left.

Calvary Bible closed out their season by los-

ing.a heartbreaking 14-11 decision to Faith Unit-

ed, who along with Golden Gates are also 4-2.
‘e Here's a summary of the games played:
Macedonia 28, Faith United 20 (17-and-

under): Lambrent Bullard had a perfect 6-for-6

run fourth and a pair of triples (three RBIs and
two RBIs) in the 15-run second extra inning in
the seventh, finishing with seven RBIs and five
runs to'lead Macedonia.

Ishan Rolle was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and
four runs scored; Crandon Wallace 4-for-6 with
five runs; Kyle Rolle 2-for-5 with a homer and
four runs and Bernard Ferguson 4-for-6 with
three RBIs and'four runs in the win.

Wallace took over from Bullard on the mound
in the third for the win. D'Angelo Cartwright es
the loss.

Stephen Russell was 3-for-4 with four runs;
Leslie Darville 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three
runs; Cartwright was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and
two runs; Ahmad Burns was 3-for-5 with a two[-
run homer, finishing with four RBIs and a run
and Sanchez Morley had two hits with a RBI and
two runs scored for Faith United.

Faith United 14, Calvary 11 (Men): Gorado
Mackey was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three

runs scored; Stephen Russell and Rev. Harrinson °
Thompson both had a hit with a RBI, scoring a -

run. and Keavaughn Sands and Darvin Dun-
combe both scored twice for Faith United. Collin
Knowles came in relief of John Woodside for the
win on the mound over Basil Miller:

Terrance Pinder was 4-for-4 with three RBIs

_ and three runs; Khalid Curry only had-only hit,

but scored three times and Miller helped his
own cause with a 2-for-4 day, scoring twice.

‘Shaw AME 11, Temple Fellowship 10 (M): After

Valentino Munroe belted a solo home run to
tie the score ‘in the bottom of the fifth, Edwin
Culmer drove in Tory Stevens on his RBI single
for the game winning run.

Munroe had a perfect 3-for-3 day with two.

cause on the mound; Stevens had a solo homer
with three runs scored; Darren Stevens was 4-
for-4 with two RBIs and a run and Lavardo
Gilbert had a two-run homer.

Brian Armbrister was 3-for-3 with a RBI and
run scored; Ricardo Major 2-for-3 with three
runs for Temple Fellowship. Vernon Bowles
was the losing pitcher.

Transfiguration 10, Golden Gates 0 (Men):
Alexander Bain fired a one-hitter with four
strike outs in three innings and he helped his
cause with a 2-for-2 day, including cracking a
three-run homer.

Raynaldo_ Russell was 3-for-3 with-a homer
and two runs scored and Stephen Brown had a
single and scored twice in the shutout.

Foster Dorsett suffered the loss. .

Temple Fellowship 12, Calvary Bible 2 (Men):
Addie Finley was 2-for-4 with a solo homer;
Brian Armbrister 3-for-4 with a RBI and two

‘runs and Kurth Stubbs 2-for-2 with three RBIs

and a run scored to lead Calvary Bible. Alfred
Mupnings got the win over Ken Curry on the
mound.

Terrance Pinder and Khalid Curry scored

- Calvary Bible's only two runs.

e With two, more weeks left in the regular
season season, here's how they will play on Sat-
urday:

Field one - 10 a.m. Calvary Deliverance vs
Temple Fellowship (M); 1 p.m. Shawn AME
Zion vs Calvary Deliverance (M).

Field two - 10 a.m. GoJden Gates vs Faith
United (M); 11 a.m. Temple Fellowship vs Gold-
en Gates (17); Noon Golden Gates vs Macedo-
nia (Co-ed); 1 p.m. Temple Fellowship vs Gold-
en Gates (M); 2 p.m. Faith United vs Transfig-
uration (M).

day, including a two-run home run in a four-

BASKETBALL

RBIs and three runs scored to help his winning

Cybots pull off 98-96 double overtime victory

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

COACH Wayde Watson knew
that with all of the firepower he
had in his arsenal, it would only
be a matter of time before his
Electro Telecom Cybots electri-
fied the New Providence Basket-
ball Association. .

Saturday night at the CI Gib-

son Gymnasium, it took the:

Cybots double ‘overtime before

they prevailed with a 98-96 victo-'

ry over the Sunshine Auto Ruff
Ryders to remain undefeated in

their first two games of the sea-

son. Renaldo Forbes canned a big
three-pointer to start the rally and

after Nelson '"Mandella”' Joseph-

completed a three-point play

before fouling out, Tyrone Sands,

closed out thé extra five minutes
with his second jumper to secure
a 10-4 spurt that sealed the deal.

The game was tied at 88-88 at
the end of the first overtime and
79-79 after regulation.

“I didn’t expect us to go to
double overtime. I expected to
beat them by at least 10 or more
points,” said Watson of his last
year’s runners-up in the final. “I

didn’t expect them to play this .

well because they just started
practicing.”

Watson, however, said the per-
formance of his Cybots just
showed the character, they pos-
sess after coming back from as
much as 15 points in the second
half. He credited their condition-

ing during the off season for their
fast start. In the other game
played, the Police Royal.pulled
away in the fourth quarter for a
107-94 decision over the Cable
Bahamas Technicians to bounce
back from their season opening

83-73 loss to the Y-Care Destroy-

ers on Friday night.

Also on Friday night, Sunshine
Auto posted a 95-87 win over the
Coca-Cola Destroyers, but first
year ‘coach Shawn Lockhart, who
took over from Mario Bowleg,
said he anticipated a good
matchup against Electro Telecom
on Saturday.

“We just have to work on one

‘or two areas that we fell down on

that caused the Cybots to come
back in the fourth quarter when
we had the lead,” Lockhart noted.
“We will work on that for sure.”

Lockhart pinpointed their
defence or lack thereof down the
stretch that made the difference

’ in the keenly contested ball game.
When they should have tightened
_ up on it, they tried to concentrate

a little too much.on their offense.

The Cybots, who are prepar-
ing for the big rematch with
defending champions Common-
wealth Bank Giants on Saturday
night at the Kendal Isaacs Gym-
nasium during the festivities for
the Legends Classic, didn’t have
to worry as much about either
end of the court. Despite losing a
big part of their interior defence
when Marvin Barr fouled out,
Tyrone Sands stepped in and
helped out, taking a couple of off

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‘was a tower of strength on the

boards. And on the offensive end,
while Brian Bain and Nelson

Joseph connected on 25 and 20 |

points respectively, Sands along
with Delvonne.Duncombe con-
tributed 11. Renaldo Forbes had
nine, Cecil Mackey eight, ‘Barr

_ seven and Billy Sands eight.

For the Ruff Ryders, Mario
Pickstock lit up the nets for seven
three-pointers to finish with a
game high 26: Alfred Delancy
worked in side for 18, Danny
McKenzie had 14, Darren Stuart
14 and Kramer Taylor 11.

The play off the game came
with about three minutes and
three seconds left in the second
overtime when Joseph powered
inside for a one-handed dunk
over Taylor, was fouled on the
play and completed a three-point
play for a Cybots’ 96-90 advan-
tage.

Sunshine Auto had a chance
to win the game-in regulation
when they took a 79-75 margin
as Garvin Stuart completed a

four-point play when he canned a .

three-pointer.
But they watched as Electro

Telecom rallied to trim the deficit -

to 79-78 on Bain’s lay-up with
1:19 to play and they tied it on
Sands’ one of two free throws at
79-79 to force the first extra five
minutes. In the extra period, the
Cybots built a 88-84 lead on
Forbes' three-pointer with 1:16
remaining. But Danny McKen-
zie converted a three-point play

for a 88-87 deficit at 57.5 and at
37.9, Taylor hit one of two free
throws for an 88-88 tie to force
the second overtime in which
Electro Telecom prevailed.

‘Royals 107, Technicians 94:
Valentino Richardson pumped in
a side high 18’points and Freddie
Lightbourne added 12 to lead the
Police as they pulled even at 1-1. |

Adrian ‘Scavalla shared high
honours with 18 and Gary Russell
chipped in with 15 in a losing
effort for hapless Cable Bahamas.

The score was close through-
out the first three quarters,
although the Police struck a cou- .
ple of times. It wasn’t until the
fourth when the Police took
advantage of the fatigued Cable —
Bahamas, who only had six play-
ers in uniform. “It was a good
effort, but I still feel we have a lot
of things to work on,” said Roy-
als’ coach Anthony ‘Cops’ Rolle.
“This is the first tiome that the
Police has fielded a team in a
while that is a full Police team.

“It’s a good bunch of young
guys and I believe that the more
we play together, the better we
will get. It’s very young be
because guys-like Kerry Baker,
Kenny Pirider and Marino Hinds
have all retired from playing bas-
ketball.”

Rolle said he’s gioving this
team three years before they
eventually win the NPBA title.

. © The NPBA will be back in
action tonight at the CI Gibson
Gym with another double header
on tap starting at 7 p.m. :

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Djokovic and
Davydenko win
at Masters Cup

@ By PAUL ALEXANDER
Associated Press Writer

SHANGHAI, China (AP) —
Novak Djokovic fed off the
crowd's cheers. For Nikolay
Davydenko, a handful of back-
ers was enough.

Djokovic has developed quite
a following in China even
though he failed to win a set in
three matches during his Shang-
- hai debut last year.

Capturing the bronze medal
at the Beijing Olympics likely
helped, and he generated a huge
roar Sunday with a simple
"Thank you" in Chinese after
starting off Masters Cup round-
robin play with a 7-5, 6-3 victory
over Argentina's Juan Martin
del Potro.

"I have the best fans here in
China," Djokovic said. "I get
presents every day I get back to
the hotel."

The stcic Davydenko had to
overcome Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
and the popular Frenchman's
vocal fans for a 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6
(0) victory in the other Gold
group match.

"Sometimes I really enjoy
playing not at home," the fifth-
ranked Russian said. "I don't
think about any pressure. A few
guys support me, it's anaey

* enough."

While ranked third, Djokovic

was a question mark coming

into the season-ending tourna- ©

ment for the top eight players.
He was exhausted late last year
from a heavy schedule in his rise
to No. 3, and he lost. in the
round of 16 in his past two tour-
naments this year.

"I was a bit intimidated by the
fact of not winning a single
match last year, that's for sure,'
Djokovic said. "But this year is
different. I feel more confident,
. stronger player on the court,
more mature. ... In important

moments, I played my best ten-

nis."
Djokovic broke early for a 3-
1 lead. Then his serve and strat-

egy let‘him down when serving
for the first set at 5-3. He dou- .

ble-faulted to give del Potro
break point, then weakly
dumped a backhand drop-shot
attempt into the net to put the
match back on serve.

A tiebreaker loomed. Then
del Potro netted a forehand
while serving at 5-6, 30-30. The
20-year-old Argentine, making
his Masters Cup debut as the
youngest player in the draw, had

Djokovic lunging from side to -

side on the next point only to
see the Serb hit a forehand
crosscourt winner to take the
set.

Del Potro, who jumped to
eighth in the rankings from No.
65 on July 7, angrily spiked his
racket but recovered to break
Djokovic .or a 2-1 edge in the
second set.

Djokovic broke back in the
next game. After del Potro held
to make it 3-3, Djokovic ran off
the last three games.

Del Pot -9, nursing a sore toe
since the U.S. Open, was left to
lament what might have been.

"When you play against

. (Rafael) Nadal, (Roger) Fec er-
er or Djokovic, you have just
one chance or two. I had a break
point. I didn't get it."

Tsonga, who lost the Aus-
tralian Open final to Djokovic in
January and later sat out three
months with a knee injury, fell
behind 0-40 in his first service
game before coming back to
hold. -

The Masters Cup newcomer
quickly won over the fans with
his easy smile and go-for-broke
style, even leaping the net while
unsuccessfully trying to track
down a drop shot in the first- set
tiebreaker.

Tsonga faltered while serving
at 4-5 in the second set. He just
missed a forehand passing shot
to give Davydenko a set point
that the Russian converted with
a winner that just caught the
baseline.

Davydenko raced to a 3-0
lead in the deciding set. Sery-
ing at 2-5, Tsonga staved off a
match point with a gutsy drop
shot winner from the baseline,

then broke to get back on serve '

with another great drop.

On the edge of their-seats, the
crowd chanted Tsonga's name.
But the tiebreaker proved to be
anticlimactic as he suddenly lost
his touch.

Tsonga gave credit to his
opponent.

"It was a'tough match," he
said. "He was just better than
me at the end."

The Red Group, .which
includes Federer, Andy Murray,
Andy Roddick and’ Gilles
- Simon, gets into action Monday.
Nadal, who already has clinched
the No. 1 ranking for the year,
withdrew. with tendinitis in his
right knee, hoping to be ready
for Spain's Davis Cup final
against Argentina on Nov. 21-
23, ee

_ Shanghai.

Shaq returns to lead

Suns past Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Shaquille |

O'Neal! wants time off, it's just fine with
Phoenix Suns coach Terry Porter.

O'Neal had 29 points and 11 rebounds in
his return from a one-game break, leading
the Phoenix Suns to a 104-96 victory over
the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

O'Neal was 12-of-16 from the field a night
after skipping a game in Chicago as part
of a strategy to occasionally rest him during
the season.

"Iam all for that day off now," Porter
said. "We don't have to talk about that
again. At this rate, he's getting a day off

on back-to-backs. He can have as many .

days off on back-to-backs as he wants if he
plays like this."

O'Neal appreciated getting the chance © .

to save his body from the grind of the game.
"When I get two days, I feel kind of

-fresh," he said. "Thanks to upper manage-

ment for that decision. It really Pad off
well tonight."

O'Neal had three points and six rebounds
against Indiana on Wednesday night, but
then Porter sat O'Neal for Friday night's
game against Chicago.

"Two days off, you can't complain about
that," O'Neal said. "That is plenty of rest.
and I was really ready to go tonight."*

O'Neal played ‘the final 10 minutes of

the game and was key to stopping the"

Bucks' late rally.

The Suns led by nine at the start of the
fourth, but Milwaukee cut it to 81-80 with a
13-5 run that Joe Alexander, the Bucks'
top pick in the June draft, capped with an
18-foot jumper.

O'Neal answered with a baseline hook
and then, he forced Ramon Sessions to miss
a layup on the Bucks' next possession. -

‘said of his big center.



SHAQUILLE O'Neal (32) slam dunks in front of
Bucks' Andrew Bogut (6) during the first half of
Saturday’s game in Milwaukee...

"He had a lot of energy tonight," Porter

him to be a force for us offensively. he real-

ly was.'

* Leandro Barbosa hit a a 3- -pointer for
the Suns to make it 86-80 with 6:28 to play.
Then O'Neal scored on a jump shot, hit
two free throws and-added one more from
the line after Amare Stoudemire made two
free throws. Nash's 3-pointer gave the Suns
a 12-point margin that helped seal the vic-
tory.

Scott Skiles said the Bucks had their

OTE Al

"When we needed’

opportunities in the fourth, but just could-
n't get over the hump.
"We played in spurts tonight and just

weren't good enough," he said. "Defen- °

sively, we weren't very sharp and offen-
sively, we did a lot of one-on-one tonight."

Phoenix lost to the Bulls 100-83 on Friday
night.

"We will just have to figure it out on the -

nights he is not going to play," Porter said.

Stoudemire, who had 24 points and seven
rebounds against Chicago on Friday night
and 49 points against Indiana on Wednes-
day night, added 22 points, making 18 of 20

‘free throws to help the Suns beat the Bucks

for the fifth straight time.

Grant Hill had 13 points and 11 rebounds,
and Steve Nash added 16 points and seven
assists for Phoenix.

Sessions scored 23 points for the Bucks. .

Charlie Bell added 16, and Richard Jeffer-
son and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute each
had 14 for Milwaukee, which played with-
out guard Michael Redd (sprained right
knee) for the third straight game.

O'Neal's dunk with 2:46 left in the third
gave the Suns their biggest lead of the game
at 73-60.

O'Neal set the tone for the game right
away.

. The Bucks missed their first seven shots
and: O'Neal scored the first two baskets.
He had grabbed four defensive rebounds
before Charlie Bell's 16-foot shot for Mil-

waukee made it 7-2 with 8:39 left in the:

quarter.
O'Neal played 11 minutes, scored Sait
points and had seven rebounds in the first.

Porter led the Bucks to the playoffs as a

coach, but was fired after the 2004-05 season
when Milwaukee finished 30-52.

Venus beats Zvonareva to win WTA championship

@ By CHRISTOPHER
TORCHIA
Associated Press Writer

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — :
Venus Williams rallied to win’ |
the WTA’s Sony Ericsson
Championships for the first
time, defeating Vera Zvonareva
6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 Sunday at the
season- ending event.

The Wimbledon champion
took command in the last two
sets with powerful serving,
smashes and aggressive ground-
strokes against her Russian
opponent.

"I'm so excited," Williams
said. "That was a hard-fought
match, every point, right down
to the end."

Williams won $1.34 million
at the event, which for the first
time offered the same prize
money as the men at the ATP's
season-ending Masters Cup in

The first lady of Qatar, a con-
servative Muslim sheikdom,
presented the trophy to
Williams, shaking her hand and



VENUS WILLIAMS returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva during the final of the Sony Ericsson Tennis Championship ;
in Doha, Qatar, yesterday...

kissing her on both cheeks.
Sheika Mozah bint Nasser al-
Missned wore a traditional
black head scarf and robe.

"Thanks to your Royal High-
ness for coming. Wow!"
Williams said.

Such a public appearance by
a ruler's wife is unusual in the
region. Mozah might be one of

several wives; many emirs and .

kings in the Gulf have multiple
wives — up to the four permit-
ted by Islam.

Billie Jean King sat with
Mozah and other dignitaries
during the match and joined
Williams on the court for the
awards ceremony. The trophy
is named for King. Williams'
ranking will improve to No. 6
from No. 8, while the ninth-

ranked Zvonareva also will
move up two spots. The two

were the lowest-ranked players’

at the event, which featured the
top eight players in the world.
"I know I can. go- higher" in

the rankings, said the 28-year-

old Williams, a former No. 1.
who defeated top-ranked Jelena
Jankovic in the semifinals.
Zvonareva became increas-
ingly frustrated and collapsed
to the ground in tears when
Williams broke her in the final
set to go up 3-1. Williams, who
lost in their first meeting at the
2003 French Open, now holds a
6-1 record against Zvonareva.
Zvonareva surged to 5-2 in

the first set, and led 5-3, 40-0.

But she was unable to convert

four set points in that game, and °

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break point. . | -

In the tiebreaker, Zyonareva
fell behind 1-5, but rallied to
win it on her fifth set point

when her backhand slice’

clipped the net cord and

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@ By The Associated
Press

SCOREBOARD

Monday, November 10

Portland at Orlando (7 pm
EST). Orlando has won four
straight. after opening with
two losses.

STARS
Saturday

* — LeBron James, Cava-
liers, scored 41 points against

| Chicago for the second time

in four days, leading Cleve-
land to a 106-97 victory.

— Dwight Howard, Mag-
ic, had a season-high 31 |
points and 16 rebounds and
also blocked three shots to
help Orlando beat Washing-
ton 106-81.

— Chris Paul, Hornets,
had 21 points and 13 assists
for his sixth straight double-
double in New Orleans' 100-
89 victory over Miami. Paul:
set an NBA record for con-
secutive games at the start

| of a season with at least 20
‘ points and 10 assists, break-
. ing the mark set by Oscar

Robertson in 1968.

. — Shaquille O'Neal, Suns,
had 29 points and 11
rebounds.in his return from
a one-game break, helping
Phoenix beat Milwaukee
104-96.

STATS

T.J. Ford nearly had a.
triple-double in Indiana's 98-
90 victory over New Jersey
on Saturday night, finishing
with 13 ‘points, nine
rebounds and eight assists.
.. Washington (0-5) is the
lone winless team in the
Eastern Conference.

STATUS

Chicago guard Kirk Hin-
rich needs surgery to repair a
torn ligament in his right
thumb and will miss up to
three months. Hinrich was
hurt Friday night in
Chicago's victory over
Phoenix.

New Jersey guard Devin

| Harris missed the Nets'

game at Indiana because of a
sprained left ankle. on Fri-
day night, he had a career-
high 38 points in victory over
Detroit.

SPEAKING

"T've seen him have num-
bers like that before, but I'm
not sure he's played a better

| game since I've been here.

On top of being dominant
physically, which he always
is, he was just so patient. He
wasn't forcing anything, just
letting the game come to
him. He looked like a more
mature, professional guy
down in the-low post."

— Orlando coach Stan
Van Gundy after Dwight
Howard had a season-high
31 points, 16 rebounds and
blocked three shots in the
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‘AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe
Calzaghe toiled for years in rel-
ative obscurity, winning titles
and. building a virtually
unmatched résumé — but nev-
er venturing from Europe to.
challenge boxing’s best.

It turns out-he should have
done so long ago. There was
'. nothing at all to fear.

... The popular undefeated

Welshman overcame a first-
round knockdown to beat Roy
Jones Jr in a bloody one-sided
‘unanimous decision Saturday
night, delighting a raucous
crowd at Madison Square Gar-
den that seemed to be heavily in
his favour.

After winning a close deci-
sion over savvy veteran Bernard
Hopkins in April, Calzaghe has
little left to prove on boxing’s

him if he follows fellow British ,
star Lennox Lewis into retire-
ment at his peak.

"This year I just beat two leg- :
ends, with Hopkins and Jones,
‘and J came to the United States
to do it," Calzaghe said. "I took:
"the risk. They didn't come Sy
me. I took the risk." ‘

With blazing hand speed aad :
a constant push forward, Calza-
ghe (46-0) opened a deep gash
over Jones' left eye in the sev-
enth round, forcing the ringside
doctor to take a close look at».
it. The bout was allowed to con- ©
. tinue, blood flowing down
.. Jones' face, but it hardly mat‘.

‘tered after that. :

"Super" Joe indeed looked
‘super. :

All three judges scored the

for Calzaghe, as did The Asso-
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to him after the first. ;
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He won the fight. He definitely
won the fight."

up.
' Calzaghe threw a staggering

985 punches, landing 344 of.

them, to just 475 for Jones,
according to CompuBox statis-

‘tics. The number landed by

Calzaghe was the most by a
Jones opponent in 31 fights
tracked by CompuBox.

"I knew I had to make Roy
Jones respect my punches,"
Calzaghe said. "I think I did. I

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exchanges. '
Calzaghe said he doesn't fan-

cy rematches, but Hopkins was:

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Chad Dawson, ‘who called -

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moment the fight ended, issuing
a press release in which he
offered to fight in Wales.

"I just stepped out of the ring

15. minutes ago," Calzaghe. said,
smiling. "Let me enjoy the fight
now before I think about anoth-
er fight. What ‘do you think i
am, man, a sadist?"

The bout figured to hinge on
Calzaghe's ability to pressure
Jones, who works well against
the ropes, without getting
caught by his speedy left hook.

It landed right off the bat,
knocking Calzaghe to the floor

‘midway through the first round,

not unlike the flash knockdown
Hopkins scored against him in

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the crowd undoubtedly pleased
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But just like the Hopkins

fight, Calzaghe began to out-

work his opponent.

The taller Welshman backed
Jones against the ropes and into,
corners, pounding him with
relentless body shots. When the.
36-year-old Calzaghe circled
back to the middle of the ring,
Jones walked directly into
another barrage of hands that
seemed to,come at all angles. ’

When Jones put his gloves to
his face in defense, Calzaghe

» would drop his own and lean in
close, peering in as if looking .
‘ight into Jones' eyes. Then -

another flurry of punches would
spring forward, most of them

catching flush.

‘"I felt really relaxed tonight

‘with my hands at my side,"

Calzaghe said. "That's just my

_ Style and I felt in the rhythm.

After the first round I was a lit-
tle weary, but I knew if I just
fought my style: would be
OK: Wy ie

Jones has had trouble with
slick southpaws in the past, los-
ing a stunning second-round
knockout to Antonio Tarver in
May 2004, then losing‘ their
rematch by decision. Along with
a knockout loss to Glen John-
son, many began calling for
Jones to spare his steliar career
any more embarrassment.
_ Dropping their promoters to
put the fight together them-
selves assures Calzaghe and
Jones, taking a 50-50 split, each
a hefty payday.

That along with the severe

..beating he received might be

enough for Jones to finally hang
it up himself, after four losses in —
his last seven fights.

"I don't know what's next,"
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL ~
Business Editor

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
applied for regulatory permis-
- sion to reduce the rates for ‘its
GSM cellular post-paid and
long-distance Hello card pack-
_ ages, as it looks to develop new
product and revenue streams.

Marlon Johnson, BTC’s vice-
president of marketing, sales
and business development, told
Tribune Business that while the
proposed reduction would
“change the dynamics of our
business”, the GSM cellular
conversion would create prod-
uct and service opportunities to
generate new revenue streams.

“We have made an applica-
tion-to the Public Utilities Com-
mission (PUC) to revise the
GSM package for post-paid cus-
tomers,” Mr Johnson told Tri-
-bune Business. “We want to

}+ move in the reverse direction.

We want to bring prices down.

We are looking at our long-dis-
~tance Hellocard tates and GSM

rates in post-paid packages.”

Mr Johnson added that BTC
was also assessing the fees it
charged for. services and fea-
tures such as call waiting and
caller ID, but “it’s not finalised
yet”. pa

BTC’s goal was to “find ways
to provide better value pack-
ages for our customers”.

“We recognise these things
change the dynamics of our
business; and we believe that
we can find some value propo-
sitions for our customers that
they. wi find meaningful,” Mr
Johnsor said. “We’re not look-
ing to increase prices, but move
in the opposite direction where
it makes sense for us and our
customers.”

- With the phasing-out of the
former TDMA cellular net-
work, and conversion to a 10-0
per cent GSM network, Mr
Johnson indicated that it would
have a platform to launch new

products and services. These, in _

turn, would generate new rev-

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Freeze cost telecoms operator
$80,000 and 10 ‘major clients’

- B By NEIL HARTNELL

Business Editor

Bahamian
telecommunica-
tions operator lost
$80,000 in revenue
and 10 major clients, including
some of this nation’s top hotels,
as a result of a now-lifted
Supreme Court injunction that
virtually shut down its business
for two months this year.
Justice Neville Adderley
ordered on October 3, 2008,
that the injunction he had
imposed some two months ago
on One World Communications
and its proprietor, Maggie Cole-
brook, be discharged and the
damages caused by its imposi-
tion assessed.
The August 19, 2008, injunc-

‘ Bahamian operator wins removal of injunction that virtually shut down business
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* Call for tougher regulation of operator-assisted phone services in the Bahamas

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of BBG Global and BBG Hold-

ings, which style themselves as |

the global “industry leader” for
operator-assisted telephone
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Adderley.

In discharging the injunction,
the judge ordered. that “an
inquiry be made as to the dam-
ages” sustained by Ms Cole-

brook and One World, which —

BBG’s attorney — Senator

. Allyson Maynard-Gibson of

Gibson & Co - undertook
would be paid when the August
19 injunction was granted. |

~ Justice Adderley gave as his
reason for lifting the injunction

‘'the fact that Ms Colebrook,

One World and BBG Holdings
had, in their original Novem-
ber 7, 2000, contract and a sub-

sequent March 7, 2001, agree-_

ment “agreed to Tefer to arbi-
tration” the issue brought
before him.

The dispute essentially
revolved around competing
“breach of contract” claims,

with One World alleging that
BBG was the party at fault. In
turn, BBG claimed that One
World “breached their exclu-

sive representative agreement.
with BBG Global AG”.

One World had previously

been employing BBG Global -

to provide collection:and billing

services for its operator-assisted .
_telephone calls business in the
Bahamas, This market segment, '
which is mainly focused on’.

hotels, ports and marinas — any

iSEE TELECOMS, SB

Airport managers in talks on two-year extension

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor .

THE Government is in talks
about extending Vancouver
Airport Services (YVRAS) 10-
year management agreement
for the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport (LPIA) for a
further two years, Tribune Busi-
ness can reveal.

Details on the talks were con-
tained in a financing document
for the Nassau Airport Devel-

opment Company (NAD), the
entity that is managing the air- —

port under a 30-year lease from
the. Airport Authority.

YVRAS,-in- turn; is: providing

management/operating services

Bahamas

slips on
economic
freedom

“By NEIL HARTNELL

_Business Editor

THE Bahamas has continued

its slight slippage in global eco-
-nomic freedom rankings, ~

despite being ranked by a lead-

ing right-wing US economic

think-tank as being the world’s
24th freest economy. -

The Heritage Foundation, in
its Index of Economic Freedom
2008, ranked the Bahamas fifth
out of the 29 Caribbean nations
it rated, finding that its economy
was 71.1 per-cent free.

However, the think-tank not- -

ed that the Bahamas scored 0.9
percentage points lower than in
2007, “primarily because of
worsening trade freedom”.
There will be little surprise
there, with the Bahamas scoring
only 32 per cent and 40 per cent
for trade and investment free-
dom respectively, primarily due
to the tariff-based tax system
and National Investment Policy.

The Heritage Foundation
said: “According to the World
Bank, the Bahamas' weighted

‘ average tariff rate was a high

29 per cent in 2005. The Gov-
ernment imposes occasional
import bans and implements
import licensing procedures.
“Most imports are subject to
a 7 per cent ‘stamp tax’, and
higher stamp taxes are charged
on some duty-free goods,
including china, crystal, wrist-
watches, clocks, jewelry, table
linens, leather goods, perfume,

SEE page 4B

; for NAD, running ‘the company

through the five-strong execu-
tive team it has brought in to

oversee the airport’s transfor-

mation.

“NAD is in discussions with
the Government to allow for an
automatic extension of the
Management Agreement for a

two-year term, unless at least.
- six-months prior.to the expira- :

tion date an acceptable replace-
ment operator or other alter-
native arrangements acceptable
to debt lenders have been
agreed upon,” the document
said.

That indicates a key ance
eration-for-investors,-who-have
been. solicited t to finance the




Lynden Pindling International
Airport’s (LPIA) $409.5 million
reconstruction, is the continu-
ation of YVRAS’s involvement
beyond the expiration of its 10-
year management agreement
that was signed in 2007.

NAD is looking to raise $310
million for the first financing
phase via a private placement

of various bond tranches and: °

bank debt, Only institutional
and high net-worth investors

will be targeted, so members of
the public need not apply as. it is 1:

not a public offering.

Meanwhile, the NAD den"

ment revealed that the Lynden

(LPIA) is Een Seaved by

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30 airlines that. offer 3,700
inbound flights — with 188, 000

_total seats — per month from 49

destinations.
‘Bahamasair still has the
largest market share, with 23

: per cent of flights and.28 per

cent of seats inbound into LPIA
during NAD’s last financial

year, which closed on June 30,

2008. - °

The national flag carrier’s
biggest competitor was Ameri-
can Eagle, which had a 12 per
cent.and 14 per cent share. of

«total flights and seats respec-
‘tively. Behind that airline came

Delta Airlines, US Airways and ~
. Pindling. International:Airport=«..-.-sexen.

~ SEE AIRPORT, 2B



eenieei

‘Investor
‘eyes $2.5-om
annual profits
from the GB

Power stake

* Canadian power giant
.. eyeing tidal and wind power
as alternative energy sources
for Bahamian firm

* Planning further $250-400m

investment in Caribbean over’

~ . next 3-5 years

* Interested in BEC
opportunities

| By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor

A CANADIAN energy sup-
plier believes its 25 per cent
stake in Grand Bahama Power
Company will generate an extra
$2:5-$5 million in per annum
net income, and told Tribune
Business it is eyeing. the explo-
ration of tidal power in ‘the
Bahamas.

- Jennifer Nicholson, Emera’s
director of investor relations
and strategic development, said
the Canadian power giant was
“definitely” looking at the
development of sustainable,
renewable energy supplies for
its Bahamian investment.

»“We’re certainly looking at
that; no question,” Ms Nichol-

> son told Tribune Business when -
’ asked whether alternative ener-
‘gy sources were something ~

Emera was looking to assist

~~" SEE POWER, 8B



PAGE 2B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008



THE TRIBUNE





i By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets

TRADING momentum
declined significantly this week
in the Bahamian stock market,
with investors trading in seven
out of the 24 listed securities.
Of those, one saw its stock price
advance, four declined and two

AIRPORT, from 1B

Spirit in that order.

The NAD document said
that unlike other Caribbean
airports, LPIA was likely to
see increased flight services
via Delta and Jet Blue in
2008-early 2009. “One major
reason for this trend is due to
the higher realizable flight
yield of $0.18 per mile to US
carriers at LPIA, compared
to an average flight yield of
$0.13 per mile for domestic

i
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a
7

Paul Andy Goma: CA
Managing Partner
Grant Thornton - Bahamas

Standards (“IFRS”).







remained unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 29,058 shares
changed hands, representing a
decrease of 60,903 shares, or a
67.7 per cent fall versus last
week's trading volume of 89,961
shares.

J.S. Johnson & Company

US services in 2006 and $0.12 |
per mile for international des-
tinations,” it added.
International traffic at
LPIA, NAD said, had grown
at a rate of 2 per cent per
annum between 1995 to 2007, '
advancing from 2.1 million
passengers to 2.7 million pas- |
sengers. For the nine months
to. September 30, 2008, inter- |
national and domestic pas-
sengers totalled 2.1 million
and 519,000 passengers
respectively.







Kendrick K. Christie, CA, CFE
Partner
Grant Thornton - Bahamas

offshore trusts and investment holding companies.

SYZ & CO Bank & Trust Ltd.

An

(JSJ) was the ae advancer of
the week with 1,000 shares trad-
ing, its price rising by $0.10 or
0.91 per cent to close at $11.10.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
was the volume leader, with
13,798 of its shares trading, its
stock ending the week
unchanged at $7.30.

Doctors Hospital Health Sys-
tems (DHL) and Finance Cor-
poration of the Bahamas

(FIN) were the lead declin-
ers of the week, both dropping
in price by $0.11. Some 8,150
shares of FIN traded, the stock
ending at a new 52-week low of
$11.89. DHS traded 3,000 of its
shares, closing at $2.66. er

BOND MARKET
No notes traded: in the
Bahamian market this week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases
Cable .Bahamas (CAB)

(ORNTON TO CONDUCT “TECHNICAL UPDATE” |
INTATION DURING ACCOUNTANTS’ WEEK =|

Lizette Keller, CPA
‘ artner
Grant Thornton - E] Salvador

The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (“the BICA”) will host “Accountants’ Week 2008” at the British Colonial - ff]
Hilton Hotel on Monday November 10th through Thursday November 13th under the theme “Surviving the Financial Crisis.”

This year for the first time, an emerging growth Firm in The Bahamas, Grant Thornton, Chartered Accountants, will coordinate ~
_and present the “Technical Update” seminar which takes place during the November 11th session, addressing primarily the
. recent changes and developments in the Accounting Industry while highlighting specific International Financial Reporting

Grant Thornton’s “Managing Parier ‘Paul, ae, Gomer said that the Rand is “anni delighted to nate eh aked i the
BICA to participate in the Technical Update section of Accountants’ Week and wishes to thank President Danny Ferguson
and Council members for its “progressive inclusion policy.’ He further stated that traditionally the older Firms have presented
the Technical Update, and it is good that the Institute has afforded Grant Thornton the opportunity to do so this year,
considering the financial challenges worldwide and the Laws and Regulations that are expected to be enacted by the United
States Congress, that will no doubt are Accounting Standards around the world.



released unaudited financial
results for the nine months end-
ing September 30, 2008.

For the most recent ‘quarter,
net income stood at $5.9 mil-
lion,‘compared to $5.3 million
for the 2007 third quarter, an
increase of $595, 000 or 11.3 per
cent.

CAB reported operating
income of $6.9 million for the
quarter, an increase of $277,000
or 4.2 per cent quart r-ovets
quarter.

CAB's quarterly revenues of
$20.5 million increased by $1.4
million or seven per cent quar-
ter-over-quarter, while its oper-
ating expenses of $10.6 million
increased by $902,000 or 9 per
cent.

Basic and diluted earnings
per share for the quarter
increased from $0.27 in the 2007
third quarter to $0.30, repre-
senting an increase of $0.03 or
11.11 per cent.

D>>>>S>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yasir Mirza, CA
Senior Manager
Grant Thornton - Bahamas

‘t

The Technical Update will be led by Grant Thornton Partner, Kendrick Christie, who is the Immediate Past President of
The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, and who serves on Grant Thornton’s Global Audit Review Team. He will,
be joined by Mrs. Lizette Keller, a partner with Grant Thornton - El Salvador, who is responsible for all IFRS matters at
her Firm, and as a professor of accountancy at a local University in El Salvador. They will be assisted by Mr. Yasir Mirza,
an audit and assurarice senior manager at Grant Thornton Bahamas, who has significant experience auditing mutual funds,

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FINDEX 867.41 YTD (-8.89%)

BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE: CHANGE
AML $1.71 ge 0 3.01%
BBL $0.81 - — $-0:08 1,000 -4.71%
BOB $7.64 $- 0 -20.50%
BPF $11.80 $- 0 0.00%
BSL $14.60 $- Oe 0.00%
BWL $3.49 <. 0 4.64%
CAB’) $1415 Se 0 17.43%
CBE $7.30 $- 13,798 -13,40% .
CHL $2.83 $- 0 -10.16%
CIB $11.60 e 1,110 -20.55%
GCWCB $2.79 $0.05. ..0 -44.64%
DHS | $2.66 $011 3,000 13.19%
FAM _ $7.80 $- 0 8.33%
FBB $2.37 $- 0) -10.57%
FCC $0.33 $-0.03 1,000 -57.14%
FCL $520 e 0 0.39%
FCLB $1.00 $- 0 0.00%
FIN $11.89 $-0.11 8,150 8.19%
ICD $6.81 $- 0 6.07%
JSJ $11.10 . $0.10 1,000 0.91%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%
DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

¢ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) has declared a quarterly dividend
of $0.06 per share, payable on November 11, 2008, to all share-
holders of record date October 31, 2008.

_ «FAMGUARD Corporation (FAM) has declared a quarterly
dividend of $0.06 per share, payable on November 14, 2008, to
all shareholders of record date November 7, 2008.

° Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) has declared a semi-annual
dividend of $0.16 per share, payable on November 25, 2008, to
all shareholders of record date November 17, 2008.

PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERINGS:

° FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced it will be extending the

_ deadline of its private placement offering. The preferred shares

will be paying a dividend rate of prime + 1.75 per cent, payable
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. By ‘CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL |
Business Reporter

THE Bahamas’ ‘Obama-
nia’ during Tuesday’s night
US presidential election
translated into a.major sales
boost for several restaurants

~and bars, who used the his-
toric evening to hold view-
ing and celebration parties.

-Elbin Ferguson II, a man-

ager: at. the. Coconuts
Bahama Grill‘on ‘West Bay

_ Street, said the eatery had a_
very successful and popular
election night.

“Having an election night
party turned out to be an
excellént idea,” he told Tri-
bune Business, saying
Coconuts had a good cus-

‘tomer turnout. That included

~anum »er of Americans who

. were closely watching the

results.

~ “You know, I think that

- the only reason that we did

not have a bigger turnout is

‘because of the intimacy of

the event-- you know, the
fact that people wanted to

be able to hear what was

- going on television,” Mr Fer-

“guson said. —

To cater to. the expanded
clientele; Mr Ferguson said
the restaurant changed sev: -

eral items on the menu to
reflect, the. two candidates -.
John McCain and Barack
Obama.

“We had special shots
-made up - McCain shots and. -
_ Obama shots.- which were

available, and a round of
Obama shots was passed.

“around. when... -they.
announced that Mr Obama

' was the presidenelecs os he
‘added.

“We also had two types of
buffalo wings that we sold,
the le wings and the right
wings, which were both a
huge hit.”

Jeleah Turnquest, who
owns TJ’s sports and bar
lounge on Elizabeth Avenue,
agreec that holding a view-

ing pacty was an excellent
way to drum up additional
business during a time when -
the economic downturn is.
placing a strain on business-






“q knew thi pesple would .
be reeds ‘the Seni

Ms Fuadies used the
upper level of her restaurant
for the viewing party and
_ offered food and drinks and
a flat screen TV away from
the activity downstairs.

“It went very well. When .
you are in business, you
_always have to find creative
ways to drive sales,”

Said. i

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Pay day lender: Business falls despite demand rise

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL

Business Reporter



MANY Bahamians facing challeng-
ing economic times are unable to receive
salary advances or pay day loans because
they are already over-extended on cred-

it.

Kurth Wallace, owner of Absolute
Lending Solutions, told Tribune Busi-
ness that although he had seen an
increase in demand from more people
approaching him for pay day and credit
advances, his actual business has declined
because persons simply cannot meet the

BISX-listed firm
seeking stock buy-
back approval

CONSOLIDATED Water Company, the BISX-listed reverse
osmosis. plant operator, will seék shareholder approval for
amendments that will allow the firm to initiate a share buy-back






















scheme.

future.

cash on hand.



The company will hold a shareholders meeting on January 8,
2009, in Grand Cayman to obtain investor approval to amend
its Articles of Association to allow the Board of Directors to
authorise a share buy-back programme at some time in the

As presently constituted, Consolidated Water’s Articles pro-
hibit the repurchase of any previously issued shares without
shareholder approval. All Company shareholders of record as
of November 14, 2008, will be eligible to vote at this meeting.

Assuming shareholder approval is obtained, any. decision
by the company to subsequently initiate a share buy-back pro-
gram will be based upon a number of future factors.

These include Consolidated Water’s financial outlcok, busi-
ness conditions (including liquidity and capital requirements),
stock price and alternative investment options.

Any repurchase of shares would be conducted in accordance
with the rules and regulations of the US Securities and
Exchange Commission, and would be funded with available

standing loans.



(L+ R): ry mneeko’ Collie
(president of The Key-
west’ Office); Peter
McLeod, (partner of DHP
Associates); . Julian
Brown (president of
Benchmark. Bahamas);
vand Cyril Knowles (pres-
ident of Cyril E. Knowles
Construction Company)

Benchmark’s $3m realty —

CYRIL E. Knowles Con-
struction Company beat off
competition from five rival bid-
ders to win the contract for
Benchmark (Bahamas) $3 mil-
lion commercial office and retail
project at the Catmichael and

‘Fire Trail Roads junction. The

development will create some
50 jobs.

The company was recom-
mended for the construction
contract by DHP Associates,
the chartered surveyors and
project managers for the pro-
ject, which broke ground on
October 30, 2008.
~ Benchmark (Bahamas) said

the complex, featuring 15,000 |

square feet of commercial retail
Space and two standalone struc-
tures, was expected to take 12
months to construct.

The anchor tenant will be a
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5,000 square feet. The remain-
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our project will employ on aver-
age about 50 persons through-
out the life of the develop-
ment.”

A wholly-owned Benchmark

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ties (Bahamas), will oversee the
- project. Jernnifer Saunders

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“This is something that was always a
problem, even before everything that
happened with the economy. People
tend to have a very large percentage of
consumer loans,” Mr Wallace said.

He added that in many cases, Bahami-
ans have a debt service ratio that has



* Increase in salary advance applicants, but fewer qualifying because already over-extended on credit
* Many Bahamians have 45 per cent debt service level for consumer loans alone

qualifications required. In turn, this is
because they already have so many out-

approached the maximum 45 per cent
on consumer loans alone, even before
they begin to seek financing for sound
investments such as a home.

Problem

“This is a very serious problem, and it
is something that Bahamians need to
really stop and think about, because what

happens is that by the time they do go
out and decide they want a home or have
an emergency and need some help, they
are not in the position to qualify and get
the financing that they need,” Mr Wal-
lace said. “So they really need to think
_about their future before they go and
commit themselves to so many unneces-
sary loans, which will hinder them when
they need to make major purchase.”

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enue streams to compensate for
anything lost as a result in the
GSM post-paid and Hello card

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Excellent organizational skills and leadership skills

,

‘Main Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements for the Company and
its subsidiaries in accordance with International Financial Reporting

_ Standards

Analytical review of the financial statements and other financial
information to identify & investigate significant variances of actual vs.
budget and/or prior year on a consolidated basis and on a more detailed
level (line of business, cost centre, geographical region) and
recommending, as needed, appropriate corrective action of financial
performance against plan and projected targets to ensure sustained

profitability

Supervision of the investment accounting team
Assisting financial managers with.development of long-term n financial
plans for the Company

Compiling budgets and preparing forecasts
Responsibility for ensuring filing of Statutory reports in all jurisdictions
where the Company operates.
Coordination of internal and statutory financial audits.

Please apply in writing on or before November 14, 2008 to:

Manager, Human Resources

#308 East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-4728 or

careers@colinaimperial.com

GSM rates in its interim licence
when services were introduced

in 2004.

As a result, the only cellular
pricing currently included in
BTC’s interim licence is the
“markedly different” TDMA
pricing, and that service is now
being phased out.

BTC is proposing six new
GSM monthly post-paid pack-
ages. They are:

e A $10 pay as you go option

e $19.999 per month for 100
minutes, with caller ID and
Voicemail

e $29.99 per month for 160
minutes, with caller ID and
Voicemail

Those three options will have
out-of-plan rates of $0.20 per
minute for weekdays; $0.10 per
minute for evenings; and $0,10
for weekends.

The final three options are:

e $59.99 for 375 minutes, with
caller ID, call waiting and for-
warding, Voicemail, Multi-Par-
ty Calling

e $99.99 for 650 minutes, with
caller ID, call waiting and for-
warding, Voicemail, Multi-Par-
ty Calling and 100 text messages

e $139.99 for 1,100 minutes,
with caller ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling and 300 text mes-

sages

The rates for the first two of
those options will be $0.15 per
minute on week days, $0.10 per
minute in the evenings, and
$0.10 at weekends. The latter
will be $0.20 per minute for
week days, $0.10 for evenings,
and $0.15 for weekends.

The PUC said post-paid
packages were designed to give
customers “greater choice and
flexibility”, adding that BTC’s
proposed GSM post-paid and
pre-paid rates, and the out-of-
plan charges, were “broadly
commensurate” with what was
offered in the US, UK< Canada
and other Caribbean jurisdic-

. tions.

For that reason, the PUC said
it was “minded to approve” the
proposed BTC prices and
licence modification.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson said
some 40,000 former TDMA

‘customers had kept the same

numbers in their conversion to
the GSM system. He added,
though, that BTC was unable
to determine the number of
‘TDMA converts who had taken
a new number.

BTC felt “pretty confident”
that the “vast majority” of
TDMA customers had switched
to GSM, with the former’s Fam-

-ily Island network already shut

down. The New Providence

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TDMA network will be the last
to close on November 16, 2008.
Mr Johnson said BTC was
expanding the existing 1900
MHZ frequency that GSM cur-
rently operated on with an 850
MHZ overlay. The latter had
been employed by the old
TDMA network, and Mr John-
son said the overlay would give
“increased capacity and cover-
age”, because both improve as
the frequency goes lower.

“It depends on your location,
but it can as much as double
your coverage area,” Mr John-
son added of the overlay. “Cus-
tomers should experience ser-
vice comparable to TDMA and
even better.”

However, he warned ‘that
GSM customers in New Provi-
dence and Grand, Bahama
might only feel “the full effects”
in two weeks’ time, as the over-
lay takes longer to do in dense-
ly populated areas.

Taking into account the cur-
rent economic downturn, Mr
Johnson added that BTC had
moved to be flexible on the
TDMA transition. Previously,
it had required all converts to
pay their outstanding TDMA
balances in full, but had modi-
fied this stance to permit the
conversion provided payment
arrangements were worked out
beforehand.

Bahamas slips on
economic freedom

especially on fiscal freedom, its 96.2 per cent
rating being put down to having “one of the
lowest tax burdens in the world”.

Government spending and inflation were rel- |:

FROM page 1B

wine, and liquor.

“The Government also uses import permits to °
restrict imports of some agricultural goods. An
additional 10 percentage points is deducted from
the Bahamas' trade freedom score to account for
The tariff system was also
described as a “barrier to greater prosperity and

non-tariff barriers.”

closer regional integration”.

On the investment front, apart from the
restrictions on foreign. ownership i in certain sec-
tors of the Bahamian econoniy, exchange con-
trols and the failure to privatise the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC); the Her-
itage Foundation also cited the need for Invest-
ments Board approval for foreign purchases of

land greater than five acres.

Elsewhere, the Bahamas generally scored well,

atively low, but the Heritage Foundation deduct-
ed 15 points from the Bahamas’ 76.5 per cent
monetary freedom rating “to adjust for price-
control measures that distort domestic prices
for such "breadbasket" items as drugs, gasoline,
diesel oil, and petroleum gas”

' The business freedom category produced an

slow”.

80 per cent rating for the Bahamas, even though
regulations “can be subject:to official whim”
and the licence issuing process was “burden-
some” due td:a lack of transparency.

The Heritage Foundation identified software,
music and video piracy as a problem for the
Bahamas, with “existing copyright laws ignored”.
The judicial process was also branded “very

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Freeze cost telecoms operator $80,000 and 10 ‘major clients’ -

area with a high tourist traffic
volume — allow visitors to make
collect calls, which they do not
pay for at the time unless by
credit card, back home and to
other global locations.

The visitors are then billed
for those calls when they return
home, but One World switched
to another billing and collec-
tions company following the dis-
agreement with BBG.

That prompted BBG and its
attorney, Mrs Maynard-Gibson,

.to seek the ex-parte injunction
from the Supreme Court on the
grounds that One World had
breached its exclusivity agree-
ment and was soliciting its

‘ clients to switch to a different
company.

The August 19, 2008, injunc-
tion, a copy of which has been
obtained by Tribune Business,
shows that BBG obtained a
wide-ranging Supreme Court
order that prevented Ms Cole-
brook -nd One World from
“entering into contracts with
any hotel or any other business”

that wa: previously a client of-

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BEGET UTSARTET ES

their relationship.

That, in effect, froze One
World’s business for the seven
weeks the injunction was in
force. The injunction also
required Systems Resource
Group (SRG), the IndiGo Net-
works parent, which provided
services to the One World/BBG
arrangement from diverting
calls away from the call centre
used in their November 2000
agreement.

SRG was also ordered to
programme its equipment to
ensure all calls coming from
One World numbers be divert-
ed to BBG’s call centre, and
that.telephone numbers previ-
ously assigned to. BBG be
returned to it.

Other aspects of the i injunc-
tion involved:

Preventing ‘One World from -

requiring clients to divert calls
to any call other than BBG’s
- One World restoring PBX
systems at hotels and other busi-
ness clients to their status pre-
dispute.

Preventing One World from

“interfering with the business
of the BBG/One World Joint
Venture.

Ensuring One World and Ms
Colebrook assigned any con-
tracts they had entered into to
the BBG/One World joint ven-
ture.

Sources familiar with the sit-
uation told Tribune Business

-that as a result of the injunc-

tion, One World had to make
staff part-time as opposed to
full-time. “They lost clients in
Freeport and Nassau,” one told
Tribune Business.

“They lost the Our Lucaya
hotel in Freeport, the British
Colonial Hilton in Nassau and
the Wyndham at Cable Beach.
They lost about 10 clients, and
most of them were large
clients.” The source alleged
that One World had lost about
$80,000 in revenues as a result.

Ms Colebrook declined to
comment when contacted by
Tribune Business, but docu-
ments obtained by this newspa-
per show BBG did its best to
ensure One. World was effec-

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

‘Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s Application to
Modify Schedule 1 of its Interim License

The. Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”

or “the Commission”),

The Bahamas’ regulator of the telecommuhications sector, is pleased
to. invite comments on its consultation document on the captioned
application from the Bahamas Telecommunjcations Company Ltd. (BTC).

The objectives of this public consultation are to:

a) inform the public and interested parties of BTC’s application to
modify Schedule 1 of their Interim Licence to include rates for ~
various GSM Cellular Mobile Services;

indicate the Commission’s intention for the application received
from BTC; and

c) invite comments from the public and interested parties.

The Commission is required to exercise its powers and functions in a manner
that is timely, transparent, objective, non-discriminatory and consistent with
the objectives of the Telecommunications Act, 1999, and any elhr relevant.

documents.

The Public Consultation Document can be obtained from the Commission’s
office located at 4 Terrace East, Collins Avenue, Nassau or downloaded
from the Commission’s web site at www.pucbahamas.gov.bs. Written
comments should be submitted by November 28, 2008. via post, hand delivery,

facsimile or e-mail to:

tively shut down for the length
of the injunction.

A September 15, 2008, let-
ter from BBG’s US attorney,
Jerry Grumpel at Sheppard,
Mullin, Richter & Hampton,
warned Russ Lovell of ILD, a
rival collections and billing ser-
vice, not to do business with
One World. :

Referring to One World as
BBG’s “exclusive agents” in the
Bahamas, the letter said: “We
understand that you are work-
ing with the agents (and their
company JTel) to divert busi-
ness in the Bahamas from BBG
to ILD or other providers of
operator services.

“We caution you not to
engage in any activity that inter-
feres with BBG’s exclusivity
rights with respect to the agents
and the contract they procured
in the Bahamas...... BBG will
take all-appropriate measures
to hold you accountable should
you induce, facilitate or partic-
ipate in any violation of the
Order by the BBG agents or
interfere with BBG’s contrac-



New Providence

Lot #39 (25°x1 D0")
wrhse 1,3704sq, ., Blk
ASS hse #64-Lincoin
Bivd (Appraised
Vaiue 57,780.00)

Vacant tot #302
(8,900sq. f.} mare or
fess- Winton weadows
Sub #2 (Appraised
Yaiue $85,000.00)

Lot #13, Bik #84
{50'x1 20°) wifbuliding . —

. {59 Bsq. f.}-East St

Lot (50?x300")
wibullding (1,91 2sq.
Â¥t.}- Deveaux St
(Appraised Value
% 429,000.00)

Lot #16 (60°x107")
whouse-Smith Ave

Gardens Sub

Lor #2174 {50'x100"}
wiise ax upholstery
shap -- Roosevelt Ave
{Appraised Value
$137,000.00}

Lot #48, Bk #1
(50's OO") with cwe
storey 4 units building
west of Famity St off
Solider Rd (Appraised. —
Vakie
$238,000.00)

9. | Lot #29 a #30,
{30’x300"), Bik #47
wfbhuliding (1, 1 40sq.
ft.)}~ Matthew St,
Nassau Village
{Appraised Value
$145,000.00)

12. Low #5 ax #6
(150x100) wihse-
Sitver Paim Lu imperial
Park (Appraixed

Value i
$343,650.00)

23. Lem MEFS (41 xd PT}
wehse (SOSsq. ft.}-Otd
Cedar St. Yellow Elder
{Appraised Vaine
$45,000.00)

42. Lows #3 a #4, Bik
#4&7 (SORI00")
‘widuplex (1,532sq. .
ft.)-Forbes St Nassau
Vilage {Appraised

- Vatue
& £2G,O0V.00)

43. Lots #3 ar #Z
(10, Q000sq. fr.) Bik
#354 witwo starey
bantiding (5,%820q. f.}-
Pik. Rose Ave’ ax
Chita S¢

14. Loc #29 (SOR 100%)
Bik M11 wehse
£3, S67 sq. f.)-New
Hope De Jaan’s Heights
West Sub

1S. Lot #338
(GO'RE 7, 24) wihse
(4. 735sq. Arawak
Ave Pytrom’s Addition
{Appraised Vahiw
$432,000.00) |

1G Lot AS, Bik #13
(7,32 80sq. f&)- ;
Yorksitve St Westward.
Villas (Ageraiced .
Walae
$400,000.00)

Asdros :
YF. Lor MVT9 (22, SOOsg.
ft.3 wécomplex
£3, 440sq. fe.) Sie
Henry Morgan Dr
Andras Beach Colony
Sub Nichotts's Town

18, Beach Fron tor
(9,000sq. fr.)
wihuilding (2, bQ0sdq.
ft.3-- Pinders
Mangrove Cay Andros

Vessels

tual rights.”

The Grumpel letter added,
apparently incorrectly, although
the injunction was then still in
force, that One World’s dis-
charge application had been
“denied” by the Supreme Court
and that the Bahamian firm was
prevented from diverting busi-
ness away from BBG.

And an October 15, 2008,
letter from BBG to Bahamas-
based clients did nothing to dis-
pel the impression that the
Supreme Court injunction was
still in full effect: While the let-
ter does not mention anything
about the injunction, it does not
say its has been removed.

The letter, from BBG rep-
resentative Ricardo Singer, con-
firmed the company was work-
ing through Bahamas.Commu-

- nications Services, a One World

competitor in which PLP MP
Shane Gibson is said by sources

to have an-interest, to provide —

operator-assisted services in the
Bahamas. ....

The letter denied that BBG
had “breached any of its: ee

ations” to One World, and
added: “Our guarantee has
always been to pay the highest
commission, while maintaining
commercial call rates and excel-
lent customer service.

“In these times of extremely.
low occupancy and economic
uncertainty, we will be
approaching you with creative
proposals that will ensure prof-
itability for your telephone
department.”

One source told Tribune
Business that operator-assisted
telephone services was a sector
of the Bahamian telecoms mar-
ket that was relatively unregu-
lated, and needed tougher
supervision from the Public
Utilities Commission (PUC).

“The PUC started doing it
and then stopped,” the source
said, saying its regulatory plans
were tied to the proposed
licence for resale of voice ser-
vices that it hoped to issue.

“Right now, the operator-
assisted services industry is run-
ning free and doing what it
likes.”

| BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK

_ Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.0.Box N-3034 °
, _ Nassau, Bahamas
- Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Bax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258 —
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

Properties

' (hporaised Value
$206,000.00)

9. Lot (4, 3440q. f2.) |
widuplex building .
(3,17 45q: f.}-Fresh

(Appraised Value
$94,640.00)

ZO. Lot #43 (9Q'K100")
w/bullding- Russell Sc
Mantuww. Town ingaua
(Appraised Vatue
$120,000.09) .

Grand Basham |
Zi, Vacant Lot #8. Bik

WIZ Link #F f

{11,250sq. ‘fey 4,

_ Henry Ave Derhy Sub

(100"x 150") with .
howuse a Duplex: ;
’ Nelcon 8d Poinciana
Gardens Grand
Bahama (Agpraised .-
Value $76,000.00):

23. Loe #37 (SO SO}
with six plex 2-storey

apartment buliding &t-~
Laundromat

. £5,400sq., fr. }-Mardn :
Town, Kings Sub Eight
Mile Rock Grand

‘Bahama (Appraised

“Ne aRaae
‘ SV, 2
24, Lot with

00)

On 4.99 acres off ;
beach tront-High | Rock’
Grand Bahama |”
{Appraised Value
$1, 400,000.00)
25. Vacart tot #13, Bik
#S9, Unk #3
(22,7528. &.) 45°
or canal front:
Dagenham Circle at
Ingrave Dr Emerald’
Bay Sub Grand ~
Baharna (Appraised
Value :
$410,000.00) -
26, Vacant toc #21, Bik
#3 (14,161sq. ft.)
Waterfall Dr Seahorse |
Village Sub Grand
Bahama (Appraised
| Maine $403,000.00) |
27. unt #BSE2 (10,0008q.
ft.) section #1 with
duplex foundation-
Sahtash a& Tresco Rd
Freeport Ridge Sub
Grand Bahama —
{Ageraised Value
$42,000.00) i
28. Loe #15, Bik #15
Unit @3 (SOx? 257)—
Derby Sub Grand |
Bahams (Appraised ,
Vahwe $23,000.00)
29. Vacant foe #25, Bik:
#US (07, 884sq. fR)--
| Ctrowaver La Shannon:
Cauntry Club Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Vatue
$3B,000.00}°
30. Vacant for #190
Section #1
(12, 500sq. ft.) -
Boefish St oc’ Polaris °
Dr, Carvel Beach:
Grand Bahama 3
(Appraleed Vahie
$40,000.00)
31. Loe #59 (17,276sa.
. 4.) Section #1 wih
an tncomplecs: x
fourplex—Amberjack *:
Sta Polaris Or Carvel
Beach Grand Bahama,
(Appraired Value _
$74,970.00).
32. Lac #2 (20,000sq.
te.) w/building
complex, ax coin
Laundromat—Queens
Highway Haimes Rock
Cormmonage Grand

ASSETS

Me ‘

(10) unt
Havel (5,000sq. FY

Bahama’

Vaiue $178,600.00}
33. Vacarw lor #5, Bik

#33, Section B~Royal

Baharnian Estate Sub

Grand « .

BahamatAppriived

Vatue $31,000.00)

- Abaco
3%, Lon #54 E 6, 500sq.
tt.3 wétripiex
» foundation {2,788sq.
f.)-Murphy Town
Abaco (Appraised -
Value $24,896.06}
3S. Lowes Vacant 2_
atres-Fox Town
Abaco (appraised
Valve £523, 200.000)

. 36. Loe #51 (15,000sa.

ft.3 awfbuliding-—-
Murphy Town Abaca
(Appraised Vaine
$102,420.00).

37. Portion of lot #69
(25, OOsq, ft.}-Fronc
St Murphy Town
_ Abaco. (Appraised
Value $297,250.00}

38, Lot 9.30084. ft.

” webonefisly lodge
4,300sq. f.- Sandy
Point Abaco
(Appraised Value
$523,008.00)

oe Be. Lot #85 (6,900sq.

ft. wibuliding—~
Murphy Town Abaca
(Appraised Value -
$82,075.00)

40, Lot #45 (60°x1 Soy"

; effsaliding UX, 900sq.
. itp Sandy Pofic
' Abaco (Appraised
Wahre
$485,709.00)

41. Lot 87,1 20sq. ft.
wifour cottages and
one storage building
rotafing (4, 1 Bisa.
ft.}-Sand Banks
Treasure Cay Abaco

(Appraised Value
$880,308.00)

NN
42, Property 32119"
whouse Lord St -

43, Vacant portion of lot
7 (SORE IO7}— West
James Cistern
Eleuthera {Appraised
Value $18,000.00)

&

7 Gat, Racbaeryed
44. Property w/twelve
roem motel 1.39
acres—Arthin’s Town
Cat islenel
Vahve

«
$SIOG,0GE.05)

45. Vacare &.§ acres-
Arthur’s Town Cat
island.

‘ Exons
4&, Lot #8 vacant

(&8, 2O0sq. ft) -Moass
Town Exuma
{Appraised Vatue
ae 11%, 188.00)
~ Lote (87, 3Q0sq, ft.)
I oak smait hotel
totaling (6,540sq.

_ and excitssive
beach-Forbes Hill

Rexaarna ‘

48, Vacant lot #1264
{&, 800sq. ft.}-
‘Oceanic Rd Bahama

Sound Section #5
~ Exuma (Appraised
Value $18,150.00)

49. Vacant jot #95
L160’x1 257)
Commadore Rd

Elizabeth Harbour Est.
Exuma (Appraised
Value $45,000.00)

vehicles

(1) 03 Dodge Caravan

(t) 96 Ford Explorer

(1) 97 Dodge Stratus

(1) O14 Ryundal H-1 Van

(1) 01 Kia Bus 12 Seacer

(1) 78 L OO Ford Boom Truck

(1}.02 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX.

(1) 06 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX (Sliver)
(1). Konchen Tandern Cherokee Traller

45! (1992) Defender Vessel (Limnos)

48" (1989) North Carolina Hull

52’ (1979) Hatters Vessel (MY Buddy)

51’ (1981) Defender Vessel (Equility)

80' Custom Steel Hull Vessel (Lady Kristy)

94° Steel Hull Gulf Coast Shrimp Trawler Vessel
{1980} with (2) Volvo Diesel engine (Sweet Charlotte)
122° Single Screw Steel Hull (1940) MV Lisa J fl,
yessel has a new engine requiring Installation. And

can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama

_Mr. Michael J. Symonette,
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
. P.O. Box N — 4860
Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone: 242 322 4437
Fax: 242 323 7288

Email: PUC@pucbahamas.gov.bs.

The public ts invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender” to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O. Box
N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or
telephone 327-5780 for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned
properties and assets should be received by or on November 14, 2008, The Bahamas Development Bank
reserves the right to reject any or all offers, All assets are sold as-is.





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NOTICE

The office of MMG Bahamas
Ltd. has relocated to:







Suite 102, Saffrey Square
Bank Lane & Bay Street

Please note that the telephone and
fax numbers reinain the same

“EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Performance Air Limited a leading regional airline
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Pilot:

Successful applicant should possess the fallowing
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Bahamas leads Caribbean
on top realtor designation

THE Bahamas is the
Caribbean country with the
highest percentage of realtors
who have passed the Council of
Residential Specialists (CRS)
designation.

William Wong, the Bahamas.

Real Estate Association’s

(BREA) president, said: “Less .

than 4 per cent of all US real-

.tors hold this designation. We

have a much higher percentage
in the Bahamas, probably
around 7 per cent, and certain-
ly the highest percentage in the
Caribbean region”.

BREA recently organised a
members’ course conducted by
visiting lecturer, Tina Daniel,
of Searcy, Arkansas. Some 25

Bahamian realtors attended the
course ‘CRS 204, Creating
Wealth through Real Estate
Investments’.

Ms. Daniel said: “This course
is very:concentrated. We used
to take three days to cover the
material, but we now complete
the topics in two days. Those
attending really have to

focus, since the final day
examination is most demand-
ing.

“Successful realtors silk real-
ly have earned their designa-
tion ‘Council of Residential
Specialists’ (C.R.S.), which is
the highest professional qualifi-
cation awarded to realtors in
the residential sales field”.

VISITING real estate lecturer for
the Council of Residential Special-
ists, Tina Daniels, is seen with’
William Wong, CRS, president of
_the Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion (BREA), during a break in the
CRS 204 Course ‘Creating Wealth
through Real Estate Investments’,
held recently at the Sandals Resort.

Photo: Keith Parker,
PS News/Features

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WATERSEDGE INVESTMENTS LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 7, 2008
when its Articles.of Dissolution were submitted and tegustered, by the
Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas. ;

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are re-
quired on or-before the 22nd day of December, 2008 to-send their names -
and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of
the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

November 10, 2008
SHAKIRA BURROWS

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPAR

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SAINTIRA DUMERCY
of MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS . is.

applying to the Minister responsible: for Nationality ‘and NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen ; :

of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any : OF .
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from. the 3RD day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and’ Citizenship, P.O.Box:"N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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THE TR!3UNE



Public Hospitals Authority
~ Commonweatt of The Bahamas

Request for Proposals for
HEALTH SECTOR REVIEW CONSULTANCY:
Princess B Matdaret nigspital Replacement Project

The Public: ‘Hospitals ‘athority of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas iis. seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide

consultancy services for completing a comprehensive review of the
Health and Healthcare Sector of The Bahamas. The purpose of this
review is'to guide the planning process for the construction of a new
general boat in New Providence.

1 The: colenud ae will be required to design nd lead the assessment
exercise and’ deliver. a full: report on findings, detailing and
benchmarking against international standards trends in the areas of .
demography, hospitals services operations, financing, construction —
and competition from both in-country and out-of-country facilities,

1 among other. areas which should be considered in the planning for the

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ea renmaent and the interconnections of its

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BFSB training a key ‘foundation’

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) organised
a training session for staff at
the Registrar General’s
Department’s Companies
Department, in a bid to keep
them abreast of industry prod-
uct development.

The lecturer was Nadia Tay-
lor, a member of BFSB’s Reg-
istry Services Working Group

and an associate at law firm

Higgs & Johnson. The session
incorporated an introduction
to Foundations, the registra-
tion process and an overview
of the powers and duties of the
Registrar under Part X of the
Foundations Act.

As a member of the Registry

~ Services Working Group, Ms

Taylor has also produced a
Guidance Note on the Contin-
uation (Redomiciliation) of a
Foundation for use by the Reg-
istrar General’s Department.
Foundations are increasingly
are being recognised as an

POWER, from 1B

Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny with.
“We've just made the acqui-

' sition and have been on the

ground recently, taking some
time to see what the opportuni-
ties are,” she added. “But we’re
definitely looking at that
[renewable energy].

“Wind is something we are

pursuing, and also the possibil-

ities for tidal. We believe that
may work off the coast of the
Bahamas. Again, it’s very early
stages, but it’s something we’re
going to invest in and pursue.”

Emera holds a 7.4 per cent

"Stake in OpenHydro, an Irish-

based renewable tidal energy
company, which has been oper-
ating an electricity-producing
tidal turbine for the past two
years off the Scottish coast.
Ms Nicholson said Emera
eventually hoped to install
between 200-300 tidal turbines,

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE BAHAMAS
Common Law and Equity Division

important product for wealth
management.

Foundation

The Foundation is a vehicle
used for holding private assets
for the benefit of a persons or
purposes. These assets are
endowed to the Foundation to
be managed in accordance with
the objects or purposes speci-
fied in the Charter. The Foun-
dations Act 2004 created the
Bahamian Foundation, touted
at that time as a milestone
because the Bahamas
became the first premier com-
mon law jurisdiction with legal
provision for foundations.

Foundations represent an
expansion of this jurisdiction's
capability to service a new
client base. The Foundations
(Amendment) Act 2007 fleshed
out the provisions of the Foun-
dations Act, 2004,

Some of the more important

at an as-yet unspecified loca-

‘tion, and tie them together to

generate a large amount of elec-
tricity. It had just won a con-
tract with EDF, the French
power supplier, to build tidal

turbines off the French coast.

As for where the Bahamas
fits in on tidal power, Ms
Nicholson added: “It has the
potential, certainly. There has
to be an investigation into what
the seabed is like there. We
believe it is a possibility, but it’s
going to fake quite a lot of
work.”

EContitming that Emera
would be “interested” in acquir-
ing the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC) should the
Government decide to privatise

‘it, Ms Nicholson said the com-
pany was seeking to invest a.

further $250-$400 million in the
Caribbean region over the next
three to five years.

“We’re looking at investing

2008/CLE/qui/916

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel
or lot of land situate in the Settlement of Salt Pond
in the Island of Long Island one of the islands of
the said Commonwealth of The Bahamas which
said lot is bounded Northwardl land now or
ced the PePaty claimed ' ie ohn Knowles

‘and running together thereon Three hundred

and Sixty Seven fan Five hundredths (367.05)
feet Southwardly by land now or formerly the
property of the said George Knowles and running
thereon One hundred and Seventy Two and Fifty
Eight hundredths (172.58) feet Westwardly
partially by land now or formerly the pbery
of John Knowles and partially by land now or
formerly the property of George Knowles and
running thereon Two hundred and Two and
Fifteen hundredths (202.15) feet and Eastwardly
by a. (30) feet wide road reservation and
uo ereon Two hundred: and Sixty Seven
(267) feet which said piece parcel or lot of land
has such position boundaries shape marks and
dimensions as are on a plan filed herein and

‘thereon coloured Pink:

‘IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act,

1959

‘AND IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of

Randolph Lawrence Knowles.

NOTICE

The Quieting Titles Act, 1959

The, Petition of RANDOLPH LAWRENCE KNOWLES of the |
Imperial Park subdivision in the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate
in the Settlement of Salt Pond in the Island
of Long Island one of the islands ofthe said

-Commonwealth. of The Bahamas which. said

lot is bounded Northwardly by land_now. or
formerly the property claimed by John Knowles
and running together thereon: Three. hundred
and Sixty Seven rand Five hundredths Bor 05)
feet Southwardly by land now_or formerly
the property of the said George Knowles and
running thereon One hundred and Seventy
Two ane Ey Eight pace (172.58) feet
Westwardly partially by land now or formerly
iz roperty of Toh Roses and partially by

now or formerly i property of oe
oni and .running thereon Two hundred
and Two and Fifteen hundredths (202.15) feet

amendments related to the
appointment of a Foundation
agent, the compulsory nature
of the Foundation Council, and
the rights of a beneficiary.
Members of BFSB's Registry
Services Working Group are
Antoinette Russell/Tanya Pin-
der/Shantelle Ferguson, Credit
Suisse Trust; Bryan Glinton,
Glinton Sweeting & O’Brien;
Bryinda Carroll, Callenders &
Co.; Charmaine Tucker, Lom-
bard Odier Darier Hentsch
Bank & Trust; Cordelia Fer-
nander, UBS _ Trustees
Bahamas; Crystal
Butler/Rochelle Sealy, Price-
waterhouseCoopers; Hollie
Lunn/Nadia Taylor, Higgs &
Johnson; Lamantha ! aycock,
Lennox Paton; Maria McDon-
ald, MMG Bahamas Ltd.;
Michelle Pindling-Sands, Gra-
ham, Thompson & Co.; Pamela

: Klonaris, Klonaris & Co.: and

Yolanda Coakley, Trident ‘Cor-
porate Services.

$250-$400 million more over the
next three to five years in the
region,. and ‘are looking at all
opportunities,” Ms Nicholson
said, when asked what percent-
age of that investment would
be in the Bahamas.

Emera acquired its 25 per ~
cent Grand Bahama Power .
Company interest via its $42
million purchase of Lady Hen-
rietta St George’s 50 per cent
stake in ICD Utilities. That is
the BISX-listed holding com-
pany for a 50 per cent stake in
the Power Company.

Emera executives now domi-
nate the ICD Utilities Board,
and Ms Nicholson said the com-
pany was attracted to the.

Bahamas and wider Caribbean .

by the prospect of relatively
higher investment returns than
it would get elsewhere.

The Canadian power pro-
ducer entered the Cari. bean in
January 2007, when it pur-
chased a 19 per cent stake in
LUCILEC, the St Lucia-based
electricity supplier. Ms Nichol-
son explained that Emera was
not necessarily interested in a
controlling interest in its acqui-
sitions, but targeted. opportuni-
ties that presented a good
return, and where other share-
holders allowed it to bring its
full range of talents and exper-
tise to the table.

“That was our first foray into
the Caribbean,” she said of the
LUCILEC deal. “From that
point on, we decided to invest
further in the region. We see a
lot of opportunities for us, and
the investment returns are high-
er there. There are higher
growth rates in the region, and-
the Bahamas has one of thé}
highest growth tates in the:
region.

“We have a good ‘elitionshif
with Marubeni [Grand Bahama
Power Company’s 55.4 er cent
majority owner] and feel we can
work with them to imp: ove the: .
utility for everyone’s benefit. in

“Our goal is to have influence
where we are, not necessarily!
control. We want to partner.
with investors who think we:
have something to add, and:
allow us to bring our expertise.
to the table.”

Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany has about 19,000 customer
and generation capacity of 137:
megawatts (MW). “We think
we can help the utility with:
potential new generation and
growth,” Ms Nicholson said.

“The generation used now is!
not as efficient and clean as-
we’d like, and the people of:
Grand Bahama would like, so:
we’re looking at Oeporunies;
to improve that.

“But it’s really very early to
say what is going to happen. I
know we have people working:

and Eashwardly by a thirt veo feet wide road
reservation and running thereon Two hundred
and Sixty Seven-(267) fe

' onit as a focus, and I know we!
had some people down in the-
Bahamas a couple of weeks ago.
We’ve not spent much time get-
ting in there to decide what the
priorities are.” :

Emera financed its purchase:
of Lady Henrietta’s ICD stake
with its existing credit facilities; |
valuing its long-term in\ stment:
at $85.9 million with a $41 mil:
lion discount for not having a‘
controlling interest.

_ The transaction with Emera:
priced Lady Henrietta’s stake:
at $8.20 per share, a price that:
some might say represents a
‘generous 47.2 per cent premium |
to the $5.57 closing price for
ICD Utilities shares in Money)
‘September 15, 2008. i
’ Through its two subsidiaries!
Nova Scotia Power and Bangor-
Hydro-Electric Power, Emera
supplies power to some 600,000
customers in Canada. Nova
Scotia Power supplies 97 per:
cent of that region’s power,)
serving 478,000 customers:
through $3 billion in assets and
1,700 employees. Bangor
Hydro-Electric Power, mean-:
while, serves 116, are customers
in'Maine.

Randolph Lawrence Knowles claims to be the owner of the fee
simple estate in possession of the said piece parcel or tract of land
free from encumbrances.

And the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said piece parcel or tract
of land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower or a
right to dower or an adverse claim ora claim not recognised in the
Petition shall by the end of 30 days after the final publication in the
newspapers of this Notice on December 8, 2008 file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statement of
his claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement
es Claim within the time prescribed will operate as a bar to such
claim.

Copies of the filed lan may be inspected at the Resiey of the
Supreme Court, and at the chambers of Messrs. Harry B. Sands,
Lobosky & Company situated at Fifty Shirley Street, Nassau,
Bahamas during normal business hours.

DATED the 15" day of October A. D., 2008

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY & COMPANY
Fift Shirle ’ Street
ley House
Nassau, Taahirans

Attorneys for the Petitioner





MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008

The last best
hope for US
and mankind?

DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate,

Senator Barack Obama, sheds tea
talks about his grandmother,

Bim ile
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Payne Dunham, at a rally in Charlotte on

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a By JOHN ‘MARQUIS
Manaaie Editor



n his rapid but wedious climb
to the US presidency, Barack
Obama promoted a whole-

some creed based on family .

values, equal opportunities for. -

all, fair reward for a hard day’s work,
and a true belief that anything is pos-
sible in the land of the free if you'r re
willing to strive for it,

Throughout his almost flawless cam-
paign, Obama transcended age, race,
gender, class and religion to convey'a

message of compassion and lend sub- -

stance to the American dream.

In the process, he laid a template
for politicians everywhere, including
the Bahamas, where idealism, fairness

and consideration for the less fortu- -

‘nate in society have rarely figured_as
priorities among a ruling class fired
primarily by self-interest and greed.

To be fair, the examples set by colo-
nial administrations were hardly exem-
plary, while truly inspirational leader-
ship like that apparently offered by
Obama has been rare to the point of
virtual non-existence in the post-war
era. Gandhi and Kennedy aside, you
have to search hard and long for politi-
cians with the power to make grown
men weep with joy.

In my lifetime, ’'ve seen no-one in

international politics whose offer of

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“Throughout his almost flawless campaign,
Obama transcended age, race, gender, class and
religion to convey a message of compassion
and lend substance to the American dream.



In the process, he laid a template for politicians

everywhere, including the Bahamas, where

idealism, fairness and consideration for the.

less fortunate in society have rarely figured
as priorities among a ruling class fired
primarily by selfinterest and greed...”

—John Marquis



hope has been so widely embraced. To
see the Japanese chanting Obama’s
name so ecstatically was uplifting for all
those who yearn for global harmony.

_ His appeal is virtually limitless.

And his resounding victory tells. us

that the United States of America, 232

years after independence, 143 years
after the Civil War, and four decades
after the Civil Rights Bill, has finally
come of age.

Qbama’s triumph has resonated
throughout the free world, especially
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The day after his win, Obama’s first
task was to take his daughters to
school, having expressed his bound-
less love for them: during. his accep-
tance address. Throughout his cam-
paign, it became evident that.Obama’s
family background — though he effec-
tively lost both parents at an early age

'—— is the bedrock of his success. -

The man has substance born of
adversity. He is a truly international
being, the exact opposite of his
appalling predecessor. And he is the
best orator I can recall since Winston.

Churchill and Aneurin Bevan, far bet- i

ter, in fact, than either John F Kennedy
or Martin Luther King.
Let’s hope that Bahamian politicians,

in particular, will take note of this —

man’s vision, his apparent humility, his
undoubted ability, and the inclusive-
ness of his cause. _

If he is half what he appears to be,
Obama could literally change the
world, if only in its perception of the
United States, which under George W
Bush became virtually a pariah power
with no moral compass and the kind of
coarse, brazen hubris others found dis-
tasteful.

Like all political leaders, Obama will
be judged, not simply. by his personal
qualities, but by those he chooses to
serve in his inner circle.

If he repeats the policy he adopted



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so admirably as editor of the Harvard
Law Review, when he fazed fellow

‘black liberals by including three right-
.wing Republicans on the editorial

board, he will prove beyond doubt that
his inclusivity is genuinely felt.

He seems to recognise that Ameri-
ca’s plight is so deep in so many areas
that a purely partisan approach to tal-
ent selection is neither useful nor
appropriate.

Most impressive of all, though, is
that he saw himself as a man of destiny,
almost from the start, with a genuine

_ mission to help those less gifted and

fortunate than himself.

Having aced his course at Harvard,
he could have had the pick of the top
banks, law firms and corporations in

‘pursuing his legal career. Instead he

went off to Chicago as a community
organiser fuelled not by self-aggran-

: ‘disement or personal gain, but by a

real desire to help those who could not
help themselves.

Can anyone tell me, please, where
we can find this brand of self- -denying
idealism in the Bahamian political
class, a cadre of people who are — for
the most ‘part — fired up only by a
desire to get on the government payroll
and ride out five years of self-preening
futility?

Can anyone identify a single soul in

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politics here who has even a
shred of Obama’s idealism and
vision, a genuine desire to uplift
his or her nation and promote
the welfare of its people?
Instead, large swathes of Nas-
sau’s political community con-
tinue to laud.a man — Sir Lyn-
den Pindling — who not only
lacked vision, but contributed
enormously to the country’s
ignominy in the 1980s, when it
was almost taken over by
Colombian drug lords.
“Pindling never had a nation-
al plan,” a political insider told

Insight, “nor was he particular- °

ly motivated by the cause of the
people. In fact, though he was

‘brought up over the hill, he -

found it difficult to identify with
other people because he lived
such an enclosed existence.”
Far from being a man of the
people, the source said, Pindling
was a cosseted only child whose
parents disliked him mixing
with others of his own age and
class. Hence, by. the time he
emerged on the political scene
in the ‘mid-1950s, having attend-
ed law school in London, he
was really quite disconnected
from grassroots Bahamians,
though he quickly learned to
_address the issues closest to

_ trasted with John McCain’s




their hearts.

By contrast, Obama rose
from humble beginnings to pro-
mote the cause of ordinary folk,
a mission which brought him
into contact with the Rev Jere-
miah Wright, a ranting racist
preacher who came closest to
de-railing his drive for The
White House.

Gbama’s success was well
deserved for many reasons, but
his ability to overcome the
handicaps of his own colour, his
own name, the curse of Jeremi-
ah Wright, the formidable chal-
lenge of Hillary Clinton, and
the vicious onslaught of the
Republicans and John McCain
marks him as a man who is not
to be taken lightly. —

Behind the affable exterior,
the imperturbable calm, and the
celebrity smile lies a core of
steel, according to his associ-
ates.

. Though some of his campaign
colleagues showed arrogance
early on, they quickly learned
from their mistakes and carried

out their mission in a way that -

impressed veterans of the pres-
idential election ‘circus.
Even a day or so before the
poll, Obama was described by
MSNBC anchor Rachel Mad-
dow as the coolest guy in town,
and it was this coolness, con-

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ous behaviour, that won many
over to his cause.

Following, as he does, the
thoroughly discredited regime
of George W Bush in a time of
national crisis, Obama has the
opportunity to become the
great president America is seek-
ing.

Generally speaking, great
presidents are not produced in
the good times, but in the bad,
as when Abraham Lincoln had
to hold the union together

. through a bloody civil war.

Times have scarcely been
worse for America than at the
present time, so Obama will
have to produce solutions to
myriad problems on several
fronts, including two costly wars
and a financial crisis that threat-
ens to undermine America’s
power base.

If he fulfils the immense
hopes and expectations of his
supporters, and re-establishes
America’s status in world
affairs, Obama will indeed join
the upper-ranks of US. presi-
dents, setting a new standard
‘for governance in the modern
era.

Meanwhile, politicians in the

- Bahamas need to pick up a few

tips from the new president-

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How ‘Calamity Jane’
finished off John McCain

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Managing Editor
JUDGED purely on her

looks, Sarah Palin is a cracker.

Hardly a single red-blooded

male in North America has not

had outrageous thoughts about

Mrs Palin over the past nine

weeks.

She walks well, she talks well,
has a mouth as enticing as a
bowlful of sugared raspberries,
and, doggone it, a wink that
must have made Joe Sixpack,
Joe the Plumber and every Joe
Blow south of Ice Station Zebra
go watery round the knee-caps.

When she began gyrating
seductively to the music on Sat-
urday Night Live - ‘You
betcha!’ - there was barely a
male on the planet who didn’t
feel the earth move.

There is no doubt that, had
presidential races been won
strictly on an ability to make
otherwise sane and rational
men howl plaintively at the
moon, Sarah Palin — together
with her rather, less sexually
engaging sidekick John McCain
— would by now be preparing
themselves for a triumphant dri-
ve down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Unfortunately for McCain,
all but the Republican Party’s
intellectually challenged hard-
core base saw through Mrs Pal-
in’s superficial appeal and took
fully into account the truly
awful implications of her selec-
tion.

McCain’s credibility, until
then fairly sound, evaporated
soon after he reached out to
America’s North-West Frontier
to enlist the services of Alaska’s
physically alluring governor.

For in picking Palin to add
colour and glamour to his fast-
fading campaign, McCain dis-
played such appalling lack of
judgment that he could no
longer be considered a realistic
option for president in psa
dangerous world. -



Had McCain chosen wisely, if

there is little doubt the presi-
dential race would have been
much closer. Right up to the
end of the Democratic conven-
tion, I thought the Vietnam vet-
eran had more than a fighting
chance of eclipsing the phe-
nomenon that is Obama.

However, he allowed himself:

to be panicked into a corner by
the sheer magnificence of Oba-
ma’s convention speech. Fran-
tically seeking glitz over sub-
stance, he plucked Sarah from
the ice-bound wastes of Alas-
ka in an act of cynical voter
manipulation that backfired
badly.

It will go down as one of the
truly classic boo-boos of mod-
ern political history.

McCain and his backers knew
what was needed. They sought a
God-fearing, pro-life, gun-lob-
byist frontierswoman to ride
shotgun as he steered his bat-
tered buckboard into the
increasingly hostile territory of
the Wild West battleground

' states.

They needed someone who
could pick off the marauders
with an unerring eye if the
wheels came loose on the plains
and deserts of middle and west-
ern America.

He thought he was getting
Annie Oakley, armed to the
teeth with a Winchester rifle

and a couple of Buntline Spe- .

cials. What he got was Calamity
Jane.

INSIGHT, being essentially
diffident in such matters, rarely
looks back and says: “I told you
so.” But here’s what we said on
September 15, not long after
Palin was picked:

The question now is whether
Palin will be able to sustain her
appeal once the novelty has
worn off or whether her short-
comings will become grotesque-
ly obvious before polling day on
November 4.

The ‘bounce’ her appearance
(at the convention) gave McCain
in the opinion polls is meaning-
less in that all bounces go up
before coming down, and my
guess is, based on what I’ve seen
over the past week, that Palin
could become a weight round
McCain’s neck once more is
known about her.

It gives us no pleasure to
record that these misgivings
proved to be resoundingly right
in every sense.

After all, America’s president
is our leader, too. We need
knowledge, judgment and grav-
itas in the higher reaches of gov-
ernment, not a woman who had
no passport until a year ago, has
never been to Europe, and

4

What could and should have been a close race for The White House ended
for John McCain the day he chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential
running mate. INSIGHT picks over the remains of a failed campaign...

thinks she knows about foreign
policy because Russia’s barren
and extremely remote north-
eastern tip can be seen from her
kitchen window.

Leaving aside Troopergate,
the $150,000 campaign
wardrobe, the family jollies at
taxpayers’ expense and allega-
tions of high-handed tyranny
from the Alaskan pitbull, Palin’s
real problem was that she

seemed to know abolutely noth-.

ing worth knowing.
It says little for Idaho State

University that she graduated, .

from its journalism programme
while apparently having no
insight at all into the world’s
newspapers or magazines.
When asked which publica-
tions she read, Palin couldn’t

‘remember a single title.

J-Schools attract America’s
brightest young people, the type
who can think quickly on their
feet, have wide-ranging inter-
ests, and boundless curiosity
about the world around them.
They are destined to be the
best-informed of their genera-
tion, the media movers who will

. set the nation’s agenda for

decades to come.

Even the bluffers among
them could rattle off The New
York Times, the Boston Globe,
The Baltimore Sun and The
Washington Post without giv-
ing it too much thought.

Smarter ones might even men-

tion Time, Newsweek and The
Economist. But Palin couldn’t
even name her local paper, the
Anchorage Daily News, among
her regular reads.

It was among the first of her
crushingly embarrassing con-
frontations with the press. But it
was not the last, and it so hap-
pened that the appalling lack of
curiosity implied by her limit-
ed reading habits proved to be
an accurate reflection of her
small town mindset.

As Palin galumphed her way
from one campaign podium to

- the next, mouthing banal sound-

bite phrases fed to her by
increasingly frenetic Republi-
can speech-writers, the down-
ward trajectory of that initial
“bounce” began to become
painfully pronounced.

The “star” of her party’s con-
vention began to wane so
alarmingly that fhere were fears
she might disappear over the
horizon completely, especially
when it became clear that she
didn't even know what a vice-
president did for a living, some-
how believing that her office
would give her control of the
Senate.

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famously suggested there was
still time for her to pull out and

“save McCain’s chances — and
blushes.

By then it was too, late. Old
John’s buckboard was veering

' crazily, wheels buckling on
every bump, with his sidekick
firing wildly over the enemy’s
heads.

Did she deally believe Oba-
ma was a nascent terrorist? Did
she really believe he was a far-
left socialist with Marxist ideals?
Did she really think that only
Americans who thought like her

_ were “real” and patriotic Amer-
icans? Did she really believe
that Obama’s graduated tax
plan, aimed at spreading wealth
to all Americans, was minted in
the Kremlin?

It was apparently all going
down well with the extreme
Republican right,.but Ameri-.;
cans with IQs over 75 were oe
ing none of it. ots

As desperation set in, per |
insinuations became progres-.
sively unpleasant, wrecking |

. McCain’s “good guy” image in
the process and making one
wonder whether he was actual-
ly. aware of the often ‘disturb-
ing things being said in his,
name.

Eventually, intoxicated — as
all A-type women are — by the
attention she was getting, head-
strong Palin veered off-script
and began belittling the tactics.
-of the campaign she had been

’ called in to salvage.

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vices was now being punished in
the most brazen and offensive
way.

It was like putting his faith
and trust in a pretty young wife
who repaid his good nature by
running off with the guy next

door.

In the end, it seemed that
McCain’s campaign had no
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Democrats was seized upon for
endless, and often farcical,
extrapolation to the point where
no-one — not even the Repub-
licans themselves — could
believe what was being said.

Only dopes like Sean Hanni-
ty kept the faith, but this extra-
ordinarily dim-witted former
construction worker’s views are
so utterly discredited that he
can safely be discounted along
with the poor old duffer who
told McCain on air that Oba-
ma was an Arab.

Usually so adept in the dark

arts of political spin and char-

acter assassination, the Repub-
licans became reckless in their

‘final days, wild-eyed at the tow-
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defeat as some of the big names

_ of their party began defecting

to the Obama camp.

When fanatically Republican
names like Goldwater began
disappearing over the side, it
was clear that McCain’s cause
was lost.

When Joe the Pihinber: a
self-promoting exhibitionist,

- became the dominant theme of.

the campaign, even though
most people could not. quite
grasp the significance of his
position, it was clear that
McCain-Palin was destined to
become the most dysfunctional

duo since Samson and Delilah. |

Joe was portrayed as an
enterprising small businessman

_ who would suffer greatly in the

face of Obama’s plan to raise
taxes on those earning more
than $250,000 a year.

Yet it turned out that Joe —
whose real name is Sam — is
not a qualified plumber at.all,
nor does he own a business, and
nor does he earn $250,000 a
year. In fact, he took home
$40,000 a year as an employee
of someone else until his swift
elevation to campaign mascot
for McCain, with a lucrative
book deal in the offing and a
career in Country music a possi-
ble by-product of his new
celebrity status.

Finally came Mrs Palin’s
attempt at rubbishing public
spending on fruit fly research.
As more knowledgeable mem-



IN THIS AP FILE PHOTO, President-elect Obama responds to questions
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right, listens.

bers of her party crawled under
every available table to hide
their embarrassment, she waded
into this admirable scientific
work unaware that. such
research lies right at the heart of
the fight to help autistic chil-
dren.

As a strident advocate of chil-
dren with special needs, and
mother of a mentally disabled
baby, Mrs Palin ought to have
known how important fruit flies
are in the scientists’ battle to
combat autism.

Yet she didn’t, once more dis-
playing her appalling ignorance,
even in areas where she ought
to have been well-briefed.

With that single utterance,
the cause of Sarah Palin, and
by association John McCain,
was lost in the eyes of every-
one in America with a brain
bigger than a blueberry.

Calamity Jane was a disaster
for the Republican ticket, a last-_

ing indictment of McCain’s
judgment, and — in her emer-
gence as a heroine among some
misguided Americans — a sym-
bol of that-country’s often wor-
rying insularity and unworldli-
ness.

In fact, disgruntled Republi-
can aides are now revealing that
she did not. know. Africa.was.a
continent (she thought it was a

3

country) and that she could not
name the nations which make
up North America.

If, as some people fear, she
re-emerges in 2012 as the
Republicans’ presidential nom-
inee, then America’s fiercest
critics will be forced to conclude
that a sizeable proportion of the
great republic’s population is
seriously bereft of sound judg-
ment and unworthy of the
weighty responsibilities they
bear.

Physically attractive as she i is,
it would be a sad day indeed if
Mrs Palin came to represent the
western world’s obsession with
image over substance, crlebnty,
over sanity.

If she has.a future, let.it be in
the shallow world of television,
where she began her career as a

. sports anchor, or as.a high-pro-

file cheerleader for a candidate
with sounder credentials.

Having her at the top of the
ticket would only confirm that
the Republican movement is so
much in retreat, so utterly
devoid. of intellect and sound
judgment, that it may never
again be considered a safe alter-
native in the struggle for power
in America.

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elect and look around themselves for a figure in

the Obama mould.

It has been clear for many years that this coun-
try needs a true statesman, a true luminarty, to set

a new course for the 21st century.

In just the same way that Obama will have to
break the back of Washington and its entrenched
elite, a Bahamian leader of the future will have to
break the back of the self-styled elite here, plac-
ing the national interest above their own and
being gutsy enough to challenge the status quo.



‘past and an even greater unwillingness to embrace

a better, more oe and more uplifting

future.

If the Bahamas tequires a real role model, a

true harbinger of better times ahead, it might do

well to watch Obama, a man who begins his unen-
viable task in mid-January with the aspirations of

the entire world resting on his shoulders.

The fact that Pindling is still cited as a role

model for the Bahamas is bad, bad news. It indi-
cates ‘an unwillingness to break with an unsavoury

If he fails, it’s hard to imagine where we would
turn next. Obama is burdened not only with the
adoration of millions, but also the risk of immea-
surable disillusionment among those who think
he’s the last best hope, not just for America, but
the whole of mankind.

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where culture, and opening Finally, whilst your excellen
one’s mind, are not of the Insight articles wil] he eren'|s
utmost importance. Do we have missed bi y many Tribu
any choices? ers after you retire and
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to let you know that there are = good job o! training, iy
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who feel exactly the same. If similar articles during yo
-you can think of any ideas that | absences on vacati |

see themselves as they really
are — in rejecting Brokeback
Mountain — maybe this is also
the reason many find the Gib-
son film distasteful? It shows
religious zealots as they really
are. They will kill and destroy
anything and anybody who gets
in their way of controlling
everyone — even our Lord
himself — whom.the religious.
zealots of that day felt needed
to be destroyed.

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with the big sign. He’s not stu-
pid like us. His grade average is
much higher than a D+. He
learned His lesson the first
time.

Please keep the sensible

newspaper articles coming —
thank you again,
— John Roberts

Again today you have
penned an article that has
prompted me to write a
response to you. I agree in prin-
ciple with what you have to
say. First of all, I don’t think
‘anyone should assume the
authority to tell any adult what
they can eat, drink, look at,.or
listen to in the proper setting.

I, too, have been absent from
the theatre for years, going only
once or twice in the last ten
years, for the same reasons that
you mentioned. I made a con-
scious decision not to see what
was being offered. And that is
what we really ought to have, a
choice!

I am a devoted Christian but
will probably see both of the
banned films. I have had many
discussions with atheists and
find some of them quite inter-
esting and intellectual. I have
no difficulty with having my
views held up to scrutiny and I
certainly don’t need any board
to tell me what I am mature
enough to handle. In order for
them to make this decision they
must have seen both films. And
if they did, what harm have

they suffered from having seen

them? People need to demand
that the establishment stop
treating them us idiots who can
make a sensible decision for
themselves.

I have a different view from
you as to the Mel Gibson’s
“Passion” movie. I am a stu-
dent of history and have always
wanted to know the type and
scope of the punishmeant dur-
ing the time of Christ. Yes, it
was a very bloody movie but
riveting. I was a bit annoyed at
those who sat there sniffling
and claiming that they had a
life changing experience

because of all of the blood let-.

ting. But for me it was some-
thing I wanted to see for the
reasons stated.

But here is what I have writ-
ten to say, it’s a very simple
thing, really. If we truly want a
free society we need to enforce
freedom on all of its citizens,
then hold them account-
able. Who wants to gorge them-
selves with filth will soon see
the result of stuffing their minds
with garbage. It is really that
simple.

Hreedomis too wonderful a



. thing for us to let slip and slide

because a few people, think they
know what is best for the Test of

‘society.

_ — David Forbes

MAY I say that I don’t agree
with at least half of what you

. Said about religion and “The

Passion”, but once again the
argument was flawlessly pre-
sented, and I do agree that we
need more choice in our cine-
mas, which seem only to cater
for the lowest common denom-
inator.
—G. Ableman

As a director of The
Bahamas International Film
Festival, I was disappointed .
that there was no mention at
all of the one-week long inter-
national film festival which is
held each year in early Decem-
ber. We show some 70 to 80
films of all genres during the
festival, which is open to the

. Bahamian public. We strive to

show a broad range of films,
aimed directly at the “intelli-
gent movie-goer.” We have
worked tirelessly since 2004 to
help develop a “cine-literate”
movie-going public in this coun-
try, with; I might add, the sup-
port of your newspaper, which
has run numerous articles on
the festival. It is quite sad
that the complaints communi-
cated in your article were not
balanced by at least the partial
solution offered by this world-
class festival.

The festival’s mission state-
ment is very clear:

The Bahamas International
Film Festival (BIFF) is a non-
profit organisation committed
to providing the local commu-
nity and International festival
goers with a diverse. presenta-
tion of films from The Bahamas

. and around the world. In addi-

tion to showcasing films that
might not otherwise be released
theatrically, BIFF provides
unique cultural experiences,
educational programmes, and
forums for exploring the past,
present and future of cinema.
BIFF aims to raise the level of
film-making, participation and
education throughout The
Bahamas and the world.

If you would like more infor-
mation on The Bahamas Inter-
national Film Festival, I invite
you and your readers to visit
our website: www.bintlfilm-
fest.com or to contact the
founder and executive director
of the festival, Miss Leslie Van-
derpool. Passes are now on sale
and we welcome you to adver-

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count out a hand. In many deals, as
the play proceeds, a stage is reached
when the distribution of each oppo-
nent’s hand can be established with
absolute certainty. This advantage
often makes the difference between
the success or failure of the contract.
The knack of counting out a hand
is one that can be easily acquired.
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and the will to do so.

Take this case’ where South
became declarer at six notrump as
shown. He won the opening diamond
lead and tried the club finesse, losing
to the king. East returned a diamond,
and declarer then cashed all his
hearts, diamonds and clubs, leaving
him with four spades in each hand.
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contract.

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to dummy’s king, West played the
eight and East the deuce. Declarer
now proceeded on the basis that the
eight was either a singleton or would
be followed by the jack, but when he
cashed the queen of spades and East
showed out, the slam went down the
drain.

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of work, but it should not have suc-
ceeded. If South had kept track of the
play more carefully, he would have
known after the ninth trick that. East
started with six hearts (West had
shown out on the second round of
that suit), three diamonds and three
clubs, and therefore at most one
spade. ;

West’s clever play of the eight of
spades then could not have deceived
declarer, and the slam would have
come rolling home.

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- Legal action is file

against blll Un inte

Comptroller of Customs and
Treasury Department seeking
millions of dollars from firm
owned by former PLP candidate

a By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN APPLICATION for sum-

mary judgment has been filed for
Global United to answer four sep-

arate civil suits, filed by the Comp-

troller. of Customs and the Trea-
sury Department, in which they
seek to collect millions of dollars in
outstanding fees and taxes.

A writ of summons. was also
filed on November 6 against Glob-
al United, which is owned by for-
mer PLP election candidate Jack-
son Ritchie.

- Attorney General Michael Bar-
nett told The Tribune that the
application for summary judgment
would hve been filed between
Wednesday and Friday last week.
' An application for summary
judgment asks the court to give
an immediate judgment, based on

the defence having no real -

prospect of success and that there
is no other reason why the case
or issue should be dealt with at
trial.

In the first writ, filed August 27,
the Treasury said it was seeking
to retrieve funds Global United
collected from Carnival Cruise
Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines and cargo vessels calling on
ports of Nassau, Arawak Cay and
Freeport.

The writ claims that Global

United was “at all times obligated _

to ‘smsabately pay” the funds col-

lected from the ships to the Trea-.

sury. The writ also claims ‘that

' between October, 2006 and Janu-

ary, 2008 Global United wrote bad

cheques to the Public Treasury _

totalling $2,603,965.30.
“By letter dated January 15,
2008, the defendant through its

president and director. admitted

that it tendered the said cheques,
which were dishonoured and
promised to pay the monies that
were due and owing to the plain-
tiff,” the writ said.

The letter is part of an affidavit
filed by the plaintiff in support of
its claims.

Despite the defendant’s promis- .
es to pay the amount of the dis-’

honoured cheques, the writ says,
Global United had failed to repay
the funds. In addition to the above
amount, the Treasurer is also suing
Global United for interest on the
money at a “rate the court deems
just” and court costs. -

The second writ, filed by the
Treasurer, says Global United is
being sued on behalf of the Port
Controller. The writ claims Glob-
‘al United collected dues from its
clients for tug services provided
by the Port Controller.

Between September, 2004.and
January, 2008 the defendant had
received $613,376.61 for these ser-
vices, the court document further

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TEN-YEAR-OLD Boy Scout Christopher McPhee of Charles W Saunders
School and Chief Scout Alexander Gibson look on at the Remembrance
Day Service at the Gardens of Remembrance at the Cenotaph.



A REPORT published in The
Tribune on October 15 of a case
before the Appeal Court gave
the impression that Court of
Appeal President Dame Joan
Sawyer was expressing her own
opinion on the handling of mur-
der convictions when in fact she

COURT OF APPEAL REPORT |

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was reviewing the opinion of the
Privy Council.

The article in question under
the heading “Dame Joan
Sawyer: Murderers should not
be atitomatically sentenced to
death” said that instead of the

SEE page 12















Bahamas i is given all
clear from Tropical
Depression Paloma



THE “all clear” signal has been
given by the Department of Mete-
orology for the entire Bahamas as
Tropical Depression Paloma is
expected to continue to downgrade
to an area of low pressure today.

Yesterday afternoon, National
Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) deactivated its operation
centre.

After pummeling Cuba over the
weekend as.a category four hurri-
cane, Paloma weakened rapidly to
a tropical storm with winds of only
60 miles per hour.

Islands which are now projected

_to be in the path of the significant-

ly weakened system include
Ragged Island, Exuma, Cat Island,

’ Long Island, San Salvador, Rum
. Cay, -Acklins and Crooked Island. -

At llam yesterday, the Meteo-

rology Department issued alert’

number 16 on Tropical storm Palo-
ma which at that time was contin-
uing to drop torrential rains

over st Ciba.

At 10am, the centre of tropical
storm Paloma was located near lat-
itude 21.2 degrees north and lon-
gitude 77.9 degrees west, or near

' Camaguey, Cuba, some 150 miles

west-southwest of Ragged Island
and 255 miles south of New Prov-
idence.

Forecaster Amold King in his
statement from the Meteorology
Department said that Paloma was
drifting north-northeast near two
miles per hour, and that a slow
north-northeast to northeast
motion was expected during the
next day or two.

“On the forecast track, the cen-
tre of Paloma should be near the
north coast of Cuba later today

_and be approaching the central
. Bahamas by (this) morning.

“Maximum sustained winds are
near 60 miles per hour with higher

SEE page 12

‘Very successful’ council
meeting held by the PLP

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

THE Progressive Liberal Party held a “very suc-
cessful” council meeting in Grand Bahama over the
weekend where a number of internal party and’
national issues were discussed, said PLP chairman

Glenys Hanna-Martin.

By bringing together representatives from each
constituency on the island, the party was better able
to share information on what was happening in each
community and-‘to make an assessment of what was
taking place economically in Grand Bahama.

Following the two-day event, which took place

Glenys Hanna-Martin

on Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8,
Mrs Hanna-Martin said that the PLP in Grand Bahama are now starting to
prepare to organise itself for the next general election — whenever it is

called.

SEE page 12

Brothers stabbed in possible
case of mistaken identity

A CASE of mistaken identity
may have been the cause of a
double stabbing that left two
brothers from Eleuthera serious-
ly injured.

- The brothers were airlifted to
New Providence over the week-
end after being stabbed in a fight
in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera. |
While one the brothers has
been stabilised, the other is still
fighting for his life in hospital.

Police reported yesterday that
the two brothers were allegedly
stabbed in an altercation with a
41-year-old man in the settlement
of Palmetto Point.

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Tribune that the brothers, Ken-
rick and Alexander McSweeney,
along with a third brother, Ken-
neth McSweeney, got into a phys-
ical fight with the 41-year-old man
at9.50pmon Friday. | -
The suspect, who is still in
police custody in Eleuthera, told
the officers that the three broth-
ers mistook him for someone else.
He claimed that that was why the
fight broke out. He told the police
that he does not know the three
brothers. Police said that they are
investigating this claim.

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PM is set to
address nation
on economic —
aroblems —

WITH no end in sight to
the financial hardships
being experienced by
Bahamians, Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham is
scheduled to deliver an
address to the nation
tonight to discuss the eco-
nomic problenis facing the
nation.

He is expected to .-
address the backgrounds
and root causes of the eco-’
nomic difficulties that .
Bahamians are experienc:
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Although some have. |

criticised the prime minis-

ter for not addressing the
economic crisis earlier,
government has in the past
weeks unveiled plans to
assist Bahamians in this
time of financial hardship,
including an increase in the
amount of aid that Social
Services distributes to
those in need and assis-
tance to individuals in dan-
ger of defaulting on their
mortgages.

Pinewood Gardens’ man
was taken to hospital in a
private vehicle on Dee
after being’ shot in his left
thigh and left cheek at lam.
while: attending a party in
his neighbourhood. His :

condition i is listed as stable: ay

& POLICE are inyesti-

gating an armed robbery, :

which occurred on Friday .
in the eastern part of New
Providence.

'. A 51-year-old man was
in front of his home at
11pm when he was
approached and robbed by
a masked gunman.

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HUNDREDS OF Bahamians took part
in the Cancer Society of the Bahamas’
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
"Stride for Life Walk" on Saturday
morning. The event was part of the
Ongoing effort to raise awareness of
breast cancer in the Bahamas.




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THE final termination of the TDMA eter in the

“Family Islands has now been completed, the Bahamas -

Telecommunications Company announced yesterday.
“Our GSM expansion project in the Family Islands

is now completed, and we are'confident that residents »
and visitors alike, will be able to attest to the superior

quality of service,” said Marlon Johnson, BTC’s vice-
‘president of marketing, sales and business develop:
‘ment.

. Just nine months ago, BTC faunghed the aggressive

“Switch it Up” campaign geared towards migrating its. -

TDMA customers,to the GSM platform.

— As of today, TDMA services in all the Family °
Islands: have been terminated and all cellular cus- .

tomers are now using the internationally approved

standard for wireless communications, GSM.

“This is certainly a red letter day for BTC; as we

have successfully managed to migrate all of our Fam-

ily Island customers to the GSM network,” Mr John-
son said.

The company has spent more than $40 million in
GSM upgrades this year‘alone. BTC expanded its cell

towers to accommodate data services, and it has also_

added numerous sites throughout the Family Islands.
It is expected that customers will have the same cov-
erage with their GSM phones throughout the Bahamas

as they did with TDMA,
“There will still be some optimisation work that ,

needs to be done in all the islands to bring the service

Dorr

- into full and complete nperation: \
“We are also still constructing additional sites
- throughout the country to expand coverage and capac-

ity.on the GSM system. This work will take us through
the end of the year and when we get to that point, we
are confident that customers will be duly impressed
with their quality of service,” Mr Johnson said.

~ “New Providence will be the last island to be shut
_ down.on November 16, representing the completion of

the nationwide TDMA shut-down.

. BIC has developed its wireless networks from:
TDMA to GSM 0: ithe Second Generation Network.

(2G).

. The company has now moved to othe Next Genera-
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others and other value added services to, support the

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WITH anecdotal informa-
tion

there isa high incidence of

breast cancer in young.

Bahamian women, efforts to
raise awareness of the dis-
ease have become increas-

ingly important, in ‘the ‘coun-, .
_ an cancer.

try.

joined the Cancer Society of
the Bahamas and. the Susan
G Komen for the Cure
Breast Cancer Foundation,
for its fourth annual. “Stride
For Life” health walk.

The walk began at 6am.
There were six different

categories, including a spe- -

cial category for cancer sur-
vivots. °

The Susan G ‘Komen
Foundation is.the world’s,

largest grassroots network of

. breast cancer survivors and. |
activists fighting to save lives, |
empower. people, ensure ,

quality care for all and find a.
cure for the disease. ;



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

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Daunting task for new president

AMONG the daunting set of tasks ahead for
the U. S. president-elect, perhaps the most basic

is to restore a sense of fairness to and faith in our .

economic system — much as Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt did in the 1930s.

For, too many years, too many Americans
watched helplessly as the economic world passed
them by, the top dogs prospered, and their
national government either sat by passively or
intervened to help the "haves." No wonder trust
in the system plummeted. It was hanging by a

. thread when the financial crisis erupted. Now, it
has been destroyed.

An economy isn't supposed to work that way.
Our celebrated capitalist democracy is designed
‘to be a participation sport — not a spectator
sport — and one in which the average American

_can still win. So the new president's most fun-
damental job is to restore the people's confi-
dence that the economy will perform — for
them. While any new president would prefer a
loftier starting point, Barack Obama will have to
begin with the troubled Troubled Asset Relief
Programme. The way the Bush administration

- started it has left the $700 billion bank bailout in

. danger of becoming the most unpopular use of

‘public money in the history of the republic —
unless something is done fast.

If it's not already too late, the new president
must convince Americans that the bailout is
being managed for. their benefit, not for Wall
Street's. Because the first $250 billion or so is
being doled out to. banks without asking any-
thing i in return, this will be no easy task. Quick

; changes i in the bailout programme — and] mean.

g changes that ordinary people can “understand —
are necessary.” ee

I'd start by sending a large dollop of that

* bailout money to Main Street — literally. That

means devoting substantial sums to refinancing

home mortgages that might otherwise go into

foreclosure, which is what the head of the Fed- .

eral Deposit Insurance Corp., Sheila Bair, has
been urging for months. The president-elect can
bea powerful ally for Bair.

There are a number of ways to imitigate the
impending wave of foreclosures. To those who
object that refinancing mortgages one at a time
is too slow, Obama should have two replies.
First, let's end the delays and get started. Second,

the Home Owners' Loan’ Corp. took on a much

larger task — relative to the economy's size — in
the New Deal, and succeeded admirably. Can't
we match the speed of the 1930s? Yes, we can.

Next up, after-reforming the bailout plan, is

the Economic Recovery Act of 2009. Given the ©

likely severity of the economic slide, a large dose
of fiscal stimulus — amounting to perhaps 2.per-
cent of GDP, or roughly $280 billion — is need-
ed either in the lame-duck congressional ses-
sion this month or soon after Inauguration Day.
The new president must guide Congress away
from passing an unprincipled hodgepodge of

members' favourite projects that would just
remind the public of what's wrong with Wash-
ington. Instead, we need a bill that has clear
objectives, is well designed to achieve them, does
not do long-term harm in the name of short-run

help — and can be explained to the body politic.

Regarding objectives, I'd suggest sticking to
two: creating jobs by creating new spending and
alleviating the misery that accompanies deep
recessions. The first criterion points toward

such items as more generous unemployment’
insurance and food-stamp benefits, because that -

money will be spent quickly. It also points toward
grants and loans to hard-pressed state and local
governments, so they don't cut their spending or
raise taxes. Because this recession will likely be
lengthy, not fleeting, a large-scale public infra-
structure programme — with vigorous anti-pork
provisions — also makes sense.

Again, the New Deal offers examples. Tem-
porary institutions like the Civilian Conservation

- Corps and the Works Progress Administration
provided much-needed jobs but also left a lega- .

cy of new public infrastructure — the.people's
capital, if you will.

The second criterion’ again points toward
more generous unemployment insurance and
food-stamp benefits, but also toward policies
like these: expanded trade adjustment assistance
for displaced workers, more home heating assis-
tance for low-income households, broader health
insurance coverage — a step toward universal
coverage — and a plan that gets serious about
job retraining. (Here, tiny Denmark may be a
good model). These and related programmes are
often referred to as the "social safety net," and
America's is in tatters. But we need both repairs
and a new metaphor. Lyndon B. Johnson had it
right when he called upon the government to
provide a "hand up, not a handout." The Obama
administration ‘should seek to create a new
"social trampoline" that not only catches people
when they fall, but also propels them back into
productive employment. If properly designed,
such a social trampoline would both ease the

short-run pain of recession and facilitate the ©

long-run adjustment to: 2}coalization.
And at every step along the way, Obama
should'‘make abundant use of the presidential

bully pulpit to, explain, to cajole and to bring

along not just the Congress, but also the people
—— just as Roosevelt did. Americans need to
feel, once again, that it's their economy, and
that the government is working on their behalf.

Here, a little eloquence can go a long way. For- |

tunately, we just elected a man who has a lot.

(Alan S. Blinder, who has written this article, is

- a professor of economics and. public affairs at
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Govt on immigration

EDITOR, The Tribune.

As we all know, we have a seri-
ous immigration problem in our
country and it is destroying us.
This problem is nationwide,
affecting every area of our
Bahamaland and we as citizens
are expecting the government to

’ fix this problem as we should, but

we can’t expect the government
to fight this battle alone, we as
citizens of this country have to

_ work along with government to

preserve what’s left of our her-
itage. If we don’t, we will have

nothing for our children and their

children and we will become
strangers in our own country.

Before going any further, I
want to say hats off to Mr
McCartney, The Department of
Immigration, and the Defence
Force for the recent efforts in
eradicating this insurmountable
immigration problem. You are in
our prayers.

In light of last week’s article
about the immigration problem
in the Straw Market, I agree that
several weeks ago Immigration
raided the downtown straw mar-
ket taking away twenty-some
Haitian immigrants. This was all
over the news for the next couple
days, but I am here to say that in
a couple of hours the same. people
taken away returned to work like
nothing had ever happened. I

don’t understand this. Every orga- -

nization has its set of policies and
procedures and my understanding
is that there are no permits given
by immigration nor are there pro-
visions under Ministry of Works
for immigrants to work in the

EDITOR, The Tribune.

From the horse’s mouth it came,

. as I sat and listened,.while a white

north American gentleman, who is
married to a black Bahamian lady,
told me a harrowing story of what
he experienced, behind the scenes,

. among ‘some of his former peers

here in this city. His opinion is that
nothing has changed and that his
is a story that can, no doubt, be
told again and again all over. the
country. To say that I was annoyed
and disappointed, at the same time,
at what he was telling me, would,
be putting it mildly.

Mr. Story teller told me that,*
awhile back, he hung out with a
number of German immigrants to
Freeport, most of whom are still
working and doing business here. It
was their daily routine, he told me,
to come together after work, at one
of the more popular bar/restaurants
in the International Bazaar, for
evening drinks and friendly chat-

ter. All went well until his German -

friends decided to adopt a new top-
ic for their evening chatter —
“Bahamian nigger bashing.”

The story teller claimed that his
friends would go on and on describ-
ing Bahamians in the worst kind of

" way, but mainly as dirty, lazy, good-

for-nothing niggers; he said they
said that for the Bahamian, the
objective is always to get something
for nothing; that we are dishonest
and should never be trusted:

He told me that their venomous
criticisms were directed at all
Bahamians — no. particular, eth-
nic, grouping — so I am assuming

_ they included our white Bahamian







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Straw Market. Ministry of Works
has always emphasized that the

‘market is reserved for Bahami-

ans only and this is the way it

should be. I applaud Mr Walter

Rolle (one of the managers of the
market plaza) and the team from
The Ministry of Works, the police

' officers, and the majority of the
straw vendors for the efforts .

made in working with immigra-
tion on this problem.

With all the efforts being made,
we continue to have a handful of
individuals vh9 are intensifying
the problem by continuing to

employ illegal immigrants while

trying to use whatever means they
can to keep these people. At the
Straw Market, there have been
several individuals trying to create
chaos and discontent in the orga-
nization by encouraging certain
Haitian workers to maintain their
posts even though Immigration
as well as Ministry of Works (the
governing body of the Straw Mar-
ket) asked them to leave. The
laws are the laws and they must
stand forall, * —

If we as citizens of this country
want a country for our children
and grandchildren, we have to
put forth valiant efforts. now to

preserve our country. Don’t think:

for a moment that the immigra-
tion problems don’t affect bank-

ing, fishing, accounting, nursing,

insurance or ones areas. pe our

brothers and sisters as well. I was
disappointed, to say the least, and a
bit shocked, because I am well
acquainted, personally, with some
of the individuals he was talking
about. I never thought them to be
racists. I never thought them to
have a prejudiced bone in their

. bodies. As a’matter of fact, one of

the guys included, as part of the
group was, indeed, married to a
beautiful brown skinned, Bahamian

_ girl (he is now deceased). This is,
not the way you get invited to a

person’s house for dinner, guys.

To the storyteller's credit, he’

claimed he finally had enough; told
them about their behinds and left
the group.

I am not one of those narrow-
minded individuals who would
paint all immigrants from Germany
or anywhere else to our shores, for
that matter, with the same paint-
brush. I do, however, feel that bad
apples like these few could con-
ceivably cause liberal-minded peo-
ple like myself to stand back and
take a second look. No one likes
to be abused, especially. by, people
who pretend to be your friends.
How can they come to-our
Bahamas, take up residence in our
country, enjoy all our amenities,
accept permanent residency, marry

“our women, accept our citizenship

and not learn to cs us for who
we are?

How can they not prepare them-
selves to coexist with us in harmo-
ny and dignity? We welcome immi-
grants, from all over'the world, to
come and live among us and to
work side by side with us, but we

ask only one thing of them, that .
they leave their dirty, nasty, racial

and other prejudices behind them,
at the border. Bahamians, both
black and white, have, over the
years, moved past that narrow-
minded way of thinking and we
have learned, for the most part, to

country, or that it only affects the
Straw Market; it affects every
facet of our nation and we have to
strategise on how to fight this
problem. Keep in mind, the straw .
market is an entry point to out
country so, yes, this is an area of
major concern. Sometimes this is
the first or the only stop our visi-
tors make. when they leave the
cruise ships and we are allowing
foreigners to represent us to the
rest of the world. We can’t allow
this. If we kill the tourism indus-
try every other business in this
country will suffer and what will
be have left. We can’t allow this
to happen; we have to take this
country back. ,

Heaven knows this problem
isn’t going away overnight, it took
some time to reach this extreme
and it’s going to take time and
lots of effort.to be fixed. As citi-
zens of this country, we can’t just
rely of the efforts of any one enti-
ty, whether it be government or
the straw vendors, or whatever
area we may feel is most affected
by this problem. We have to work
together with government; we
have to comply with the laws of
the country and assist wherever
needed to fix this problem mov-
ing forward and preserve what
little Bahamian heritage we have
left. I know I am not prepared to
live as a stranger or second class
citizen in my own country and I

-am sure my fellow Bahamians.

feel the same way.

EXTREMELY

CONCERNED CITIZEN
. Nassau,

November 2008

Immigrants should leave prejudices behind them

get along together. We have
learned to respect each other and
we have learned to live in harmony
and peace with each other. We
don't need people from foreign
lands coming here and stirring up
these old prejudices again. We
have, long since, shed the mantle of
those terrible, bad practices and -

- have put them behind us; we don't

need to welcome any other who’
would wish to disrupt our banqul
way of life.

I am repeating this story for
what it is worth in the hope that
those immigrants, from whatever
country they came to.us, who pos-
sess like tendencies would decide,
in and of themselves, to sit down
and do some self examination, with
the view to mending their dastard-
ly ways and their way of thinking
for the good of us all. It is not pos-
sible, in my view, to live harmo-
niously in such close proximity to
each other, as we do in Freeport,
and harbour these kinds of lean-
ings.

Yes, I know very well that, as a
people, we have our challenges just
like people all over the world, but
to come here as our guests and
insult us to our faces, is a bit much
to ignore.

Ignorance we can forgive, but a
superiority complex? Well that is
another matter.

The revealing of this story will
in no way endanger the many
friendships which I have personal-
ly developed over the years, and
which IJ hold near and dear to me,
however it might cause me, as it
will others I am sure, to exercise a
bit more caution in developing any
others in the future.

FORRESTER J CARROLL
J.P

Freeport,

Grand Bahama,

November 6, 2008

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Police stage
“Operation
Ge Get Them’

THE police this weekend
continued to make their pres-
ence on the streets of New :
Providence known as they}
conducted.a special operation
with the goal of apprehend-
ing haw- -breakers within a spe-
cific area.

During the evening hours
on Friday, officers from the
Southern Police Station car-
tied out "Operation Go Get
Them" within that station’ s
-boundaries,

The aim was to eradicate ;
crime within the Farm Road, »}
Coconut Grove and Market:
Street areas, The following are
the results of this initiative:

‘Twenty-two. persons were
cited for traffic violations. Two
persons, both 24-year-old
men, were taken into police
custody and accused of being
in possession of a small quan-
tity of marijuana,

WITH the number of Chinese
tourists projected to be more than 56
million worldwide by 2010, Bahami-
ans now have an opportunity to
learn Mandarin Chinese at the Inter-
national Languages and Cultures
Institute (ILCI) .

The ILCI is partnering with vari-
ous government ministries and the
United Haitian Association of the
Bahamas to put on courses in Hait-
ian Creole and Mandarin Chinese in
addition to its regular offerings in
French and'Spanish.

The Mandarin classes have been ~

very popular and will play an
increasingly important role as Chi-
na’s global influence grows.

Ata press conference held at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to
announce the awarding of four lan-
guage scholarships by the govern-
ment of the People’s Republic of

China, Irene Moss, coordinator of -
..ILCL, said, “We at the Internation:
al Languages and Cultures Institute, -

or ILCI as it is known, were very
pleased to partner with the Ministry
of Tourism and Majestic Tours in
facilitating the Mandarin language
courses and we hope to put-on

more. I am_ sure that the recent _

opening of the Bahamas Embassy in
Beijing will mean more Chinese vis-
itors to our islands which will
increase the demand for Mandarin

LOCAL NEWS

courses in the country,”

The scholarship recipi- |
ents, Terrance Strachan |
and Francenia Clarke from
the Ministry of Tourism,
and Crystal Evans and |
Crystal Fowler from }
Majestic Tours, all fol- }
lowed courses at ILCI }
under the instruction of
visiting Mandarin lecturer,
Professor Xu Xianwen,
and will now embark on a
four-month intensive Chinese train-
ing programme in Beijing at the Bei-
jing Chinese Language and Culture
College.

College alumna Vernice Walkine,
Director General of Tourism,
reminded everyone.of the vast num-
bers of Chinese people and said, “It
is projected that Chinese tourists
will grow by an annual rate of 10 to
15 per cent, which means there will

~ be more than 56. million by .2010. -

“China ismaking a robust contribu-

tion to world tourism and the
Bahamas wants to be one of their
options.”

Pledging her and the Ministry of
Tourism’s support for the Mandarin
language programmes, she added,
“If Chinese visitors are to enjoy the
Bahamas fully we must be able to
communicate. with them clearly and
without complication, That is why

Sacred Space stage play



By CHARO R WALKER

IN 2005, Bahamian artist Anto- [

nious Roberts created Sacred

Space, an art site near Clifton Pier f

that made use of rooted casuarina
. trees to create sculptures depicting
slave women looking back
towards Africa.
The site, which bordered a for-
met sugar plantation, the Whylly
_ Plantation, was a landing site for
some af the first African slaves
that were brought to the
Bahamas. _
Sacred Space was well received
by the Bahamian public at that
' time and has now given birth toa
play of the same name.
Sacred Space’s playwright,
Rupert Missick Jr , said that his
creation was inspired by Antonius



leals with slavery issues

“liberal” slave owner'who treated
his slaves better than most.-Mr.
Missick asked rhetorically, “What
does that mean? Seriously? Is

’ there a nice form of slavery?”

Mr Missick’s choice, then, to
use the slave master’s names for
the characters in his play rather
than give them West African
names was to merely ensure his-
torical accuracy. .

Mr Missick also reasoned that
there was no reason to change
their names for a second time as
he’d be doing the same thing
Whylly did — changing the names
to please him and to make them

| more acceptable to his sensibili-

ties.

With respect to his ability to
tell the story of the slave women,
Mr Missick stated that he knew

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we are clearing a path to
better welcome Chinese
guests and to better assist
7 them in our airports, in
our hotels and on our
streets.”
; Chinese Ambassador
to the Bahamas, His
Excellency Hu Dingxian,
who later presented the
scholarship recipients
with their plane tickets,
spoke of the way lan-
guage can enhance friendship and
mutual understanding and encour-

aged the four Bahamian travellers

by saying, “You will find every Chi-
nese hospitable and eager to help,
but your challenge may not be how
to use chopsticks but how to start a

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lish.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette congratulated the four
recipients and expressed his grati-
tude to the College of the Bahamas
for running the classes.

“Since 1997, when diplomatic
relations between the Bahamas and
China began, China has become a



inbrek =e for Bahamians to learn Mandarin Chinese

good friend to us. We are now work-
ing to build on the foundations that
have been laid for fruitful Chinese
Bahamian cooperation in the inter-
ests of tourism, business and trade
that will enhance the mutually ben-
eficial relationship that already exists
betweén our two countries,” Mr
Symonette said.

Mandarin classes will begin again
at ILCI on Saturday, November 15,
at the Munnings Building adjacent
to KFC on Nassau Street.

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physical freedom and-the concept that all life is

“sacred space.”

Sacred Space, therefore, seems to have been
written, in part, to further serious social dialogue
regarding African slavery; something that is very
much lacking in our society.

Mr Missick stated that that we, as Bahamians, .

need to remember our history and as time goes on
‘we need to continuously throw off the emotional
and mental shackles that we still carry.

He added that we can’t do this, however, unless
we acknowledge that there is no such thing as slav-
ery without pain.

Hopefully, Sacred Space will allow us to remem-
ber and also allow. us to continue to heal asa DEO

ole.

When speaking of his views on slavery | in the
Bahamas, Mr Missick challenged the notion that
African slaves in The Bahamas were treated better
than other slaves in the Caribbean.

He also challenged claims that Whylly was a

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When asked whether he had any words of advice
for young playwrights, Mr Missick prefaced his
comments by stating that he was nowhere near

where he would like to be as a writer and then.

encouraged young writers to keep writing and read-
ing anything they could get their hands on — espe-
cially things they would not ordinarily read:

The play stars six women, Taneka Thompson,,
Terneille "TaDa" Burrows — in her first theatrical .

performance, Juanita Kelly, Norma Ash, Onike
Archer and Christine Wilson.

While the production of Sacred Space has been
funded, primarily, by Mr Missick he also got support

from the Clifton Heritage Authority and Coca Cola. }

The play, which has been in production since this
summer, will open on November 21 at the Holy

Trinity Activities Centre and wil run until Novem-"

ber 22.

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the backing of top executives of
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce, who recently received an
extensive tour of the upscale
mixed use resort that is anticipat-
ed to further enhance the coun-
try’s tourism industry.

Executives. of the Chamber’s

board of directors were led by
Dionisio D’Aguilar, President
and Philip Simon, Executive
Director, who both expressed
confidence in Albany, particular-
ly its ability to continue its devel-
opment works while employing
significant numbers of Bahami-
ans in the construction field
despite a downturn in the world
economy.

Albany is a joint venture
between the Tavistock Group,
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.
When completed it will include
approximately 350 residences and
a luxury boutique hotel, breath-
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Golf Course, mega yacht marina,
beach club, family restaurant,
adult pool and lounge, children’s

clubhouse, spa and fitness and

equestrian centres.

The resort development will.

be completed in two phases with
the initial phase totalling an esti-
mated $300 million. The first
phase of Albany will include the

golf course, marina, beach front .

amenities, hotel, club house, spa
and fitness centre along with the
first phase lots and infrastructure
and is projected to be completed
by December 2009 and the first

quarter of 2010. The second

phase, which will include the lux-
ury marina apartments, is esti-
mated to cost in excess of $600
million.

Albany’s Vice President and

head of Sales and Marketing, -

Jason Callender, along with

‘Patrick Nihon, Albany’s Sales
-. Associate, were delighted to host

members of the Chamber’s exec-

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PICTURED from left to right in the first row is Odley Aritas, BCOC Direc-
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President and head of Sales and Marketing; |.Chester Cooper, BCOC
Treasurer; Yvette Sands, BCOC Director; and Khaalis Rolle, BCOC First Vice:
President. Pictured in the second row are Crestwell Gardiner, BCOC
Director and Patrick Nihon, Albany’s Sales Associate.

utive board of directors on a tour
of the resort development.
“Albany will establish The
Bahamas as the premiere desti-
nation for first-class, luxurious
mixed use residential community
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and residential development,” Mr
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that Albany will be the most lux-
urious mixed use resort and resi-
dential community the world has
ever seen.”

Speaking on the various
employment.opportunities, which
Albany continues to create, Mr
Callender said, ‘We are delighted
to provide job opportunities for
Bahamians in Albany at a time
when there is economic hardship
in the country and certainly
throughout the world. So for us
during these trying times, to be
able to provide opportunities for
employment, and for the
advancement of Bahamians, is
extremely satisfying as we seek

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to deliver on what we are com-
mitted to do.”

The Chamber’s chief praised
the Albany developers for their
vision.

“The Albany Resort and
development is an incredibly
impressive project, which I was
very delighted to see first hand
along with my board of executive
directors,” said Mr D’ Aguilar. “I .
was truly blown away by the
scale, magnitude, and the quality
of the construction. And I must
add that it is really encouraging to
see all of the construction activity-
taking place at the site...despite
all this economic doom and
gloom. It is great to see this pro-
ject in motion as well as the num-
ber of Bahamians who are bene-
fiting from the project in terms
of employment opportunities.”

Mr D’ Aguilar noted that upon
its completion, the resort devel-
opment will be on the level of
Kerzner International’s flagship
property Atlantis, Paradise
Island. He noted that Albany will
not pose any competition for
Atlantis, which caters to transient
visitors. But rather it will cater to
affluent persons wishing to pur-
chase second homes and those .
planning to relocate to The
Bahamas on a full time basis.

“It is very impressive, and
these are the type of investors

| :.: that The Bahamas likes to attract.
Joe: Lewis lives in The Bahamas.

He. has an attachment-.to The

-Bahamas. He has a home here —

and he is well funded and con-
cerned about The Bahamas,” Mr
D’ Aguilar said. .

“It’s very impressive. I think it
brings a new dimension to the
economy. It has significant poten-
tial to really grow our economy
even further, and that is always a
good thing,” said Mr Simon. “The
Albany Resort Development will
bring not only an in flow of direct
investment, but also new oppor-
tunities, for not just careers, but
the construction industry, and
obviously the resort will have to
be maintained, and it’s here to
stay.”

Gershan Major, Second Vice
President of The Chamber and
Chief Executive Officer of Mail-
boxes Etc stated, “It was an
enlightening, opportunity to see
the scope and size of what is tak-
ing place at the Albany project
and the progress that is being
made.

“I think as they continue to
complete each phase of the pro-
ject it is going to certainly serve
The Bahamas well in terms of the
market that they are seeking to
attract and the high quality of
development that is apparent...”

“When Albany comes to
fruition, the Bahamas will boast a
landmark residential community
like no other in the world.
Because of the quality with which
Albany will be developed, it will

- provide many. tangible and intan-

gible benefits, adding to the pres-
tige of the Western district and
will be regarded as a benchmark
for such a niche community.
According to the plan presented,
the impressive luxury resort pro-
ject will create jobs for Bahami-
ans and is forecast to inject mil-
lions into the Bahamian econo-
my,” said Michelle Rassin, Cham- .
ber Director, who also serves as
Vice President of Operations at
Doctors Hospital.

Chamber Director, Merrit
Storr described Albany as a high
quality development that is going
to have a significant economic
impact on The Bahamas.

“T think it was appropriate for
The Chamber to be invited to
view the project, particularly in
light of the current economic
environment. Anything that is

" ongoing that can stimulate the

economy, I think The Chamber
needs to be aware of and it needs
to be in a position to advise its
members whether there are spin
off benefits that can result from
such projects,” said Storr who is
also a Partner with Chancellors
Chambers, a full service com-
mercial law firm.

Other executives of. The
Chamber participating in the tour
included Khaalis Rolle, First
Vice President, Directors Yvette
Sands, Crestwell Gardiner, I.
Chester Cooper, Odley Aritas,
and Caroline Moncur.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008, PAGE 7

Problems with the judicial
ystem of the Bahamas

@ By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

! HE Bahamas’ judicial
system is an unholy

‘mess where there seems to be a

lack of transparency and a mas-
sive case. backlog.
In our adversarial judicial

system, the appearance: ‘of judi-< -

cial activism is leaving many
Bahamians with the impression
that certain. members of the
legal fraternity may be carried
away by power.

It is widely acknowledged
that in a fair judicial system, no
judge should exhibit a predilec-
tion or favouritism towards cer-
tain cases coming before them;
be ill-prepared to hear some
cases; give off the appearance
of impropriety; and/or seem-
ingly adopt an ill-temperament.

The concept of judicial
integrity around the world
refers to a judiciary that is
impartial in the discharge of its
duties. However, as in most
professions, across the world
there are a few errant judges
who engage in judicial malfea-
sance, whether they are engag-
ing in fraudulent or conspira-
torial activities, discount the
material facts of a case, appear
to hinder due process of the
law, violate constitutional rights
and/or ‘make a hash of the law.

Before adopting an epilep-
tic predisposition to robe rage,
judges around the world are
urged to remember their oath
to adhere to the universal phi-
losophy of civility and humane-
ness. Furthermore, it seems to
me as | follow court cases in
other countries that the
issuance of gag orders that dis-
allow free speech, holding per-
sons in contempt because they
criticise the judiciary/decisions,
or the banishment of persons
from court rooms because their
opinion differs from that of a
sitting judge, are all abuses of
the bench and undemocratic

» means of prohibiting the public
‘from discovering the details of

a case or a complaint. Aren’t
the courts supposed to be a
democratic institution?

Where can someone turn if
they are seeking remedy for
charges against jurists? Is there
an applicable constitutional
standard whereby judges are
held accountable to any enti-
ty?

As I understand it the role of
a judge is to uphold the law and
ensure the administration of
justice while maintaining a neu-
tral stance and not appearing
to be in pursuit of personal or
political ideologies when mak-
ing a ruling. The perception of
judicial arrogance arises from
the notion that certain courts
overseen by certain judges can
appear to be judicial hellholes.

Quite frankly, the Bahamas
Bar Association, an indepen-
dent body (eg Ombudsman)
and the public should press for
yearly judicial performance
evaluations.

A judicial survey would be a
starting point for analysing and
rating the performance of sit-
ting judges and should be
undertaken by bar association
members — in good standing
— whose grading of judges
could be the basis for judicial
review/evaluations.

It is my view that judges
should be rated on categories
such as their temperament,
knowledge of the law, fairness,
timeliness, among other cate-
gories.

I also believe that a good
judge is not one who is seen to
behave officiously, but instead -
behaves as a jurist who is com- '
petent and is seen to be impar-
tial and independent minded.
In the United States, safeguards
are in place to ensure that
judges conduct themselves eth-
ically.

The Judicial Conference’s
Code of Conduct committee
offers opinions on judicial
issues and citizens/residents are
allowed to lodge complaints
about judicial misconduct as is
set out by the Judicial Conduct
and Disability Act of 1980.

The depressingly long casé
backlog is a matter of grave
concern in the Bahamas, par-
ticularly since citizens/residents

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tice on several fronts. It is unac-
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der cases are disposed of per ‘

year.

The increasing incidents of
violent/commercial crimes are
almost overwhelming and are
almost certainly due to the
snail-paced, molasses-like dis-
posal of cases.

In addition to recruiting
more judges, I have previously
suggested that the government
establish tribunals and utilise
fair-minded Justices of the
Peace to settle minor disputes
and deliver justice in a timely
manner. This recommendation,
along with other legislative
changes, such as amending the
Bail Act, passing a Jurors Act
and implementing a law that
supports plea bargaining, will
no doubt help to alleviate the
60,000-plus case backlog.

The inexcusable shortage of
judges, court and registry staff
also contributes to the frequent
mismanagement of cases and
court records. With one justice
recently retiring, it appears that
the current judge-general pop-
ulation ratio is one of the worst
in the world.

What's more,. technological
upgrades are desperately need-
ed as court staff are still forced
to use antiquated means for
record-keeping, particularly
since numerous court buildings
lack computers, the internet

and the other relevant tech- -

nologies of 21st century soci-
eties.
The Bahamas has yet to

catch up with the developed.

world who now ‘e-manage’ case
files, documents, warrants,
judgments, notices and other
court-related work.

This can unquestionably be
an improvement over the pre-
sent situation and reduce the
likelihood of files suddenly
being “lost” or “missing.”

To ensure the administra-
tion of justice, the government
must invest in the construction
of new court houses. It should

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not be seen that the necessary

‘infrastructural. improvements ©

are being withheld or that the
judiciary is being held hostage
by the executive and legislative

branches of government. More- ©

over, those unscrupulous
lawyers who constantly delay
court proceedings or contribute
to the backlog of cases by seek-
ing frivolous appeals and

- adjournments should be sanc-

tioned. -

Frankly, it is my belief that
prospective judges — at certain
levels of the judiciary — should
be nominated and elected to
serve on the bench for a cer-
tain time, instead of the cur-
rent set-up. All judges should

- always maintain their fidelity

to the law and serve as
guardians of the Constitution.
No judge should be seen as a
“free agent”, venting from the
bench instead of using legal rea-
soning to provide a balanced
interpretation of the Bahamas’
constitution.

AN HISTORIC DAY

B ahamians — and the
J world — have taken a
keen interest in the US presi-
dential elections, which fea-
tured Democratic Senator
Barack Obama — a transcen-
dent political figure — and
Republican Senator John
McCain, a so-called maverick.
Tuesday’s poll concluded the
most awe-inspiring election
cycle in recent American/world
history.

‘Barack Obama represents a
stark contrast and fundamen-
tal departure from the stained
Bush administration and its uni-
lateralist, disastrous policies.

After eight nightmarish years
in which America and the
world have had to endure the
horrendous leadership of the

-worst, most incompetent presi-

dent in US history — George
W Bush — I am glad that
Americans showed the capaci-
ty to look past race and focus

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Like so many around the
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McCain, instead of seeking a

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mary School located on Tuck-
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initiative launchedoy Educa-
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readings and discussions on
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that they understood what was -
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between the main characters
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to do their school work, and to

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only Mr. Skippings read to
them and that the school has
accommodated. them since
they have shown an increased

interest in reading and overall '

school work.
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resident of Big Pond, Mr.
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President of the area’s Neig-
bourhood Crime Watch Asso-
ciation. :

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has decided to lend its sup-

port to Mabel Walker Prima- -

ry School by ensuring that
they have a constant roster of
readers. He added that his col-
leagues see the reading pro-

gramme as a major anti-crime.

initiative since it is focused on
keeping children’s minds on
education and away from neg-
ative behaviours.

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revealed that when. the chil-
dren see him on the streets
they always hail him and tell
whomever they are with, that

- he ‘is their volunteer reader —

“That brings me joy to know
that the children respect me

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SANDERS

(The writer is a business
consultant and former
Caribbean diplomat)

E HAVE lived

through a truly
historic moment. The elec-
tion of Barack Obama as
President of the United
States of America defied all
odds and lifted the hopes
and aspirations of people
of all races and nationali-
ties.

But, his election has cre+
ated unreasonable hopes
amongst many simply
because he is half-black.
Evidence of this has been
the official statements. of
several Caribbean govern-
ments that they expect the
US government to pay
more attention now to the
development needs of their
countries.

On the morning after the
elections, when asked by
the Caribbean Media Cor-
poration for a comment on
what the Caribbean could
expect from an Obama vic-
tory, I said the following:

“Obama's election will
bring no new and special
attention to the Caribbean.
His priorities will be right-
ing an American economy
gone wrong, fulfilling his
promise to take US troops
out of Iraq, . settling
Afghanistan, improving a
cooperative relationship
with a resurgent Russia and
managing a difficult trade
and economic relationship

- with China. Given the $900

billion hole in the US Trea-
sury that followed the bail
out of US financial institu-
tions, some of his own
domestic campaign pledges
will have to be delayed. In
this connection, the

Caribbean - except for

Haiti and Cuba — will not
be a priority. There are
some negatives. Obama has

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outsourcing services —
both of which will affect
the Caribbean. 'This will
call for Caribbean govern-
ments to be pro-active now
in putting their case before
the Obama transition team
as soon as it becomes func-
tional in the next few days.
In the wider context,

‘Caribbean people, ‘whose

history is marked by, slav-

“For all the
talk of shifting
global power
and the
creation of
new alliances
—all of vee
is true —
equal toutes is
that, for the
Caribbean, the
US remains —
the nation to.
which the
Caribbean
must pay
closest
attention.”





ery; indentured labour and
racial discrimination, are
better off because through

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which acknowledges the
equality of all men.”

It is important that
everyone tempers their
expectations. Obama is
quite obviously a unique
man — visionary, focused
and hardworking — with
the capacity to select high-
ly capable people to help
him achieve his objectives.
But, he did not promise the
myriad things that people
all over the world scem to
expect him to deliver.
Therefore, they must not
be disappointed when their
own hopes rather than his
promises are unfulfiiled.

he eminent West
Indian Professor,
Dr Norman Girvan,

‘summed up this matter of

Caribbean expectations in
én eloquent essay written
0) the night of the election.
He said: “I dislike the
asiumptions that underlie
the question, ‘What can the
Caibbean expect from an
Obama Presidency?’ It is
not ust that the expecta-
tionsare unrealistic: they
are msplaced. Barack Oba-
ma my have a global fol-
lowing, but his political
‘constitiency is domestic.
Within ‘he United States,
he mustfind the means to
carry Olt his ambitious
agenda ithe midst of an
economic :risis that is tak-
ing the kderal deficit
towards tle one-trillion
dollar mark Overseas, he
must obey tie imperatives
of Americ.'s strategic
interests. Toittempt to do
otherwise woud be to court
political suicile. The main
difference frum the past
will. not be in :nds, but in

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means, and in style. Oba-
ma understands — or
seems to understand — that
diplomacy, negotiation and
winning hearts and minds
are more effective means
of pursuing American
interests than the ready
exercise of brute force.
And such a willingness to
see and understand the
point of view of 'The:Oth-
er' must be welcomed. The
opportunities are to be
grasped. Only the naive
would expect U.S. Presi-
dent Obama to put the
interests of other countries
above those of the United
States; whether in trade,
security, or in the matter of
offshore tax centres. The
responsibility to define and
defend our interests

remains with us. The-

opportunities lie in the pos-
sibility of more construc-
tive engagement. No, Oba-
ma cannot be our saviour.”

For all the talk of shift-
ing global power and the
creation of new alliances —

all of which is true — an’

equal truism is that, for the
Caribbean, the US remains
the nation to which the
Caribbean must pay closest
attention. It is the country.
that houses the majority of
our people (other than our
own countries); it is the sin-

gle largest source of our ,

tourists; apart from our
own universities, it is the
location for the tertiary
education of the majority
of our péople, and it is our
biggest single trading part-
ner.

Strong Caribbean sup-
porters and advocates in
Washington have despaired
at the lack of strong action
by Caribbean governments

in, Washington. One of

them, David Lewis of Man-
chester Trade, now says:

“The Caribbean has moved ©

from being the only region
in the world with a prefer-
ential economic relation
with the US (CBI 1983) to
being at the 'bottom of the
pile’ iiterally as all other
nations in the Americas
and elsewhere have posi-
tioned themselves strategi-
cally up-front and in-line
with US interests... try to
play 'catch-up' based on

some misunderstood notion '

of ‘key Caribbean-Ameri-
can players’ just will not cut
it in the competitive envi-
ronment of Washington...
it is very sad but we have
only ourselves and our
inactivity and lack of strat-
egy and vision as responsi-
ble for this state of affairs.”

We in the Caribbean
must not expect Obama to
do for us what we are not
doing for ourselves. His
has a different task - and
it is related to his own peo-'
ple in America.

To a certain extent by his
very election he has deliv-
ered to young, black peo-
ple. On the night of
November 3rd I participat-
ed in an election-watch
gathering with a group of
‘black West Indians in
Canada. They were full of
guarded hope for they
knew only too well the bit-
terness of disappointment.
When the announcement
came, they formed a circle
and joined hands in prayer,
and one young man
thanked the Almighty that
he was able to witness this

great moment in his life-.

time.

It made true and telling
the observation that: “Rosa
sat so Martin could
walk...Martin walked so
Obama could run...Obama
ran so our children can fly.”

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FROM page one

claimed. The Treasurer claims
Global United is liable for the pay-
ment of $613,376.61 along with
interest, costs, and further or “oth-
er relief as may be just.”

The Comptroller of Customs
also filed two writs in the Supreme
Court on August 27 against Glob-
al United, which it lists as a ship-

Legal action

ping agent in the Bahamas for
Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal
Caribbean Cruise Lines, MSC
Cruise Lines and Discovery Cruise
Lines (the principals). |

The Comptroller claims, in the
writ, that the defendant acted as a
shipping agent for various tankers

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and tugs at Arawak Cay, Nassau
and Freeport. By virtue of this
agency, the defendant received
monies from the clients or “oth-
erwise owed monies to the plaintiff
(the Comptroller) in respect of
pierage charges and tonnage dues
owed by the principals and/or
owners of various tankers and tugs
at Arawak Cay to the plaintiff for
payment to the Treasurer.”

Between October, 2006 and
January, 2008 Global received not
less than $156,126.04 from the
principals and/or other tankers
and tugs for landing rates
(wharfage), pierage charges and
tonnage dues owed to the Comp-
troller.

The writ also says Global is
indebted to the Comptroller for
$408,197.83 in overtime fees for
“the attendance of customs offi-
cers outside the hours of general
attendance or at any place at
which customs officers do not gen-
erally attend.”

The Comptroller is therefore
suing Global for the sum of
$564,323.87, interest on this
amount, and court costs, according
to the first writ.

In its second suit, the Comp-
troller is suing Global for
$2,218,479.42 it received in depar-
tute taxes between October, 2006
and January, 2008 from clients on
behalf of the Comptroller. 5

“By letters dated January 15,
2008 and April 16, 2008, the defen-
dant (Global) has admitted that
it is indebted to the Plaintiff in the
sum of $2,218,479.42 in respect of
departure taxes — but notwith-

standing that admission has failed.
the Comptroller .

to pay the sum,”
claims. °

The Comptroller is suing for
these sums in addition to interest,
and court costs.

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: ‘automatic death sentence in murder cases, accused

should be judged and sentenced according to their

crime. This was the opinion of the Privy Council.
Up until the Privy Council’s decision, a death sen-

tence was the automatic penalty of a murder convic- .

tion. The Penal Code states: “Whoever commits
murder shall be liable to suffer death.”

In view of the Privy Council’s decision in the case
of Forrester Bowe Jr and Trono Davis in March

: 2006, Dame Joan Sawyer, sitting with Justice Lorris
; Ganpatsingh and Emmanuel Osadebay on October

14, was reviewing appeals from nine convicted killers

: to re-evaluate their convictions and sentences.

In reading the judgment on Max Tido's appeal

: against his murder conviction and death penalty,
: Dame Joan said: "The effect of the decision in Bowe
: and Davis is that the death penalty must now be
: regarded as. the maximum that can be imposed fol-

COURT OF APPEAL

therefore able to pass appropriate sentences of impris-
onment ranging in duration from life imprisonment to
a fixed term of years, depending on the circumstances
of the case and those of the convict.

"In this regard,” she continued, “it should be
remembered that in recent years, in view of the
prevalence of violent crime in the country, this court
has upheld sentences ranging from 18 years to 35
years imprisonment following convictions for
manslaughter and life imprisonment where there
was evidence that the person convicted of manslaugh-
ter was suffering from diminished responsibility."

She added: "In light of the Privy Council's decision
in Bowe and Davis, it is for consideration whether or
not the Code should be amended to make similar pro-
visions: However; that is a matter for the Parliament
of the Bahamas."

: lowing conviction for murder and the courts are

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littered throughout the Eastern Cemetery. Located in the vicinity of the St
Matthew’s cemetery, the garbage is an eyesore to those who visit the

FROM page one

“One observation we made is that

‘Grand Bahama has been called
FNM country, and it is in fact now -
- populated by four or five Members -

of Parliament, three of them are

~ Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary

secretary and a few Senators. They
are noticeably yet silent about the
circumstances in Grand Bahama
which are circumstances of great
hardship.

“People are out of work, people
are struggling to meet the basic
necessities of life, and the massive
government representation is not
reflected in terms of what is hap-
pening in Grand Bahama. And that
is only one observation that we
made, but our preoccupation was to
ensure that we make the preparato-
ry steps in paving the way for our
being poised for the next general
election,” she said.

CODING
REQUIRED

‘qrounes to pay their reves at the graves of loved ones.

PLP meeting

Noting the deteriorating working
conditions in Grand Bahama, where
many are unemployed today, Mrs
Hanna-Martin said. government has
been “behind the ball” on truly

_Tewarding the island for the massive

representation that it gave the FNM
in the 2007 general election:

“Grand Bahama has been
absolutely abandoned by this gov-
ernment. But we discussed issues
this weekend that affect Grand
Bahama, and the country nationally.
And it was a very fruitful, productive
meeting,” she said.



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E gusti, Continued weakening is
expected today (Sunday) and Palo-
-ma is forecast to degenerate to a
weak area of low pressure by Mon-
day,” the statement read...

Tropical storm force winds,
however, can still be felt up to 140
miles from the centre of the storm.

Commander Stephen Russell,
NEMA director, said yesterday
that he was pleased with the level
of preparation and response by the
team at NEMA, and the Local
Government representatives on
the Family Islands.

He added that he was also

pleased that the storm turned away

= : from the Bahamas, but sympa-
i> : thised with the people of Cuba -
12 : who suffered the brunt of the cat-
3 i: egory four hurricane.
= Commander Russell also paid
& : his condolences to residents in
‘= : Haiti, who lost scores of children
}= +: whena-school collapsed Friday.
ed :
‘= Brothers stabbed

FROM page one

Kenrick: and Alexander
McSweeney .were seriously
injured in. the altercation and
were airlifted to New Providence,
where they arrived shortly after
midnight. on Saturday and were
taken immediately to hospital
for medical treatment. _

One of the-brothers, a 20-year-
old, was stabbed in his arm. pit.

: He is in stable condition in the

hospital. The other brother,
whose age is. unknown,. was
stabbed in his upper chest. He is
in critical condition. Eo

Eleuthera police said yester-
day that, they believe that the.
third brother, Kenneth’
McSweeney, was also injured in
Friday’s fight. However, the
extent of those injuries. is

Travelling with Mrs Hanna-Mar- : unknown.
tin to the conclave was PLP leader : _ Press liaison officer Assistant
Perry Christie, MP for South Andros i Superintendent Walter Evans

Picewell Forbes, MP for Fox Hill
Fred Mitchell, Senator Jerome
Fitzgerald, MP for Bains and Grants
Town Dr Bernard Nottage and par-
ty strategist Ron Rolle. ;

reported yesterday that police
believe that the altercation, in
which the two brothers were
injured, stemmed from an earlier
argument.

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Wednesday, 12th November, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.

Brother Aaron Thompson, assisted by Bro. Raymond
Albury and. Bro. Charles Kemp will officiate and
internment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier'Road, Nassau.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Donald, in
August of this year; her parents, Robert and Lilah
Stratton, one sister, Persis Higgs; two brothers, Lucien
and Stewart Stratton; two brothers-in-law, Hartman
Higgs and Peter Lowe; two sisters-in-law, Phemie
and Lily Stratton and one nephew, Van Stratton.

She is survived by two sons, Michael and Gregory;
one daughter, Gaylene Gahagan; two daughters-in-
law Alice and Sheila Roberts; one son-in-law, Wendell
Gahagan; three grandsons, Brian Gahagan, Donnie
and Joshua Roberts; three granddaughters, Lisa Berg,
Heather Wells and Rachel Roberts; two grandsons-
in-law, Scott Berg and Anthony Wells; one
granddaughter-in-law, Jody Gahagan; four great-
grandsons, Christopher, Connor, and Cullen Gahagan
and Mark Berg; one great-granddaughter, Lauren
Berg; one sister-in-law, Agnes Lowe; nieces, Amarylis
Key, Astrid Stratton, Eldwyth Roberts, Gaye Albury,
June Russell, Janet Albury, Marsha and Cheryl Lowe
and Charlyne Sked; nephews, Rowan and Bobby
Higgs, Andy, Keith and Gill Stratton, and a host of
other family and friends, especially Sheila Kentish
and Jennifer Levene, her faithful care-givers, Dr. Ian
Kelly, Bernell Turner, long-time family friend, Marc
Tertulien, the Sir George Roberts family, Ross Pinder
and the City Lumber Yard family, the Bible Truth
Hall family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bible
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THE fire safety system on a
brand-new Russian nuclear sub-
marine accidentally turned on

as the sub was being tested in ©

the Sea of Japan, spewing a gas
that-suffocated 20 people and
sent 21 others to the hospital,
officials said Sunday, according
to Associated Press.

The Russian Navy said the
submarine itself was not dam-
aged in Saturday's accident and
returned to its base on Russia's
Pacific coast under its own pow-

er Sunday. The accident also did.

not pose any radiation danger,
the navy said.
Yet it was Russia's worst

‘naval accident since torpedo
. explosions

sank another
nuclear-powered submarine, the
Kursk, in the Barents Sea in
2000, killing all 118 seamen
aboard.

Overcrowding may have
been a significant factor on Sat-
urday.

The submarine being tested
had 208 people aboard, includ-
ing 81 seamen, according to
Russian navy spokesman Capt.
Igor Dygalo. Yet Russian news
agencies said a sub of this type,
normally carries only a crew of
73.

"A submarine i is the most vul-
nerable during trials. With both
navy and civilian personnel on
board, it's very dificult to keep
such a large number of people
organized," Gennady Illarionov,
a retired submarine officer, told
the RIA Novosti news agency.

The victims suffocated after
the submarine's fire-extinguish-
ing system released Freon gas,
said Vladimir Markin, an offi-
cial with Russia's top investiga-

tive agency. He said forensic -

tests found Freon in the victims'
lungs.

Seventeen civilians and three
seamen died in the accident and
21 others were hospitalized after
being evacuated to shore, Dyga-
lo said, adding that none of the
injuries were life-threatening.

"The submarine's nuclear
reactor was operating normally
and radiation levels were nor-
mal," Dygalo.said, explaining
that the accident affected two

sections of the submarine closest: |-

to the bow.

_. Markin's agency, the. Inves-’
tigative Committee under the

Prosecutor General's office, has
launched a probe into the acci-



A SOVIET-BUILT Akula class nuclear submarine is moored at a harbor
on the Pacific peninsula of Kamchatka, in this Saturday, July 29, 2007
file photo. An accident aboard a Russian nuclear-powered submarine
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tions of submarine Sper
rules,

Lev Fyodorov, a top Russian

_ chemical expert, agreed that the -

Freon pushed oxygen out, caus-
ing those inside to die of suffo-
cation. But he wondered why
the individual breathing kits that
everyone on board is supposed
to have did not keep people
from dying.

“People on board the sub may
have failed to use their breath-
ing equipment when they found
themselves in an emergency,"

he told the AP.

Igor Kurdin, a retired navy

officer who heads an associa--

tion of former submariners, told
Ekho Moskvy radio that the
high death toll probably result-
ed from shipyard workers who
lacked experience in dealing
with the breathing kits.

A siren warning the crew that
the firefighting system was turn-
ing on also may have failed,

RIA Novosti quoted an uniden- ©

tified navy official as saying, so
those on board might not have
realized that Freon was being
released until it was too late.
The submarine returned Sun-
day, to Bolshoi. Kamen, a mili-

tary, shipyard and a navy base

near Vladivostok. Officials at
the Amur Shipbuilding Factory
said they built the submarine
and it is called the Nerpa. Dyga-
lo said it was to be commis-

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Construction of the Nerpa, an
Akula II class attack: submarine,
started in 1991 but was sus-
pended for years because of a
shortage of funding, they said.
Testing on the submarine began

last month and it submerged for
- the first time last week.

The U.S.-based intelligence
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drive to show off the nuclear-
armed country's clout amid
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appeared to reflect the loss of
crucial skills, in conducting sea -

‘trials.

. "During the Soviet times, we

_ commissioned three to five sub-

marines a year, and now we get
just one in five years," Illari-
onov was quoted by RIA
Novosti as saying. "People for-
got caution and lost their skills."

The Kremlin said: President
Dmitry Medvedev was told
about the accident immediately
and ordered a thorough investi-
gation. Putin, now prime minis-
ter, was criticized for his slow
response to the Kursk disaster.

In 2003, 11 people also died
when a Russian submarine that
was being taken out of service
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Judith Folk Templeton and Lady Irene Templeton;
daughter, Anne Templeton Zimmerman and his
stepson, Malcolm Butler.

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Sir John may do so by making a donation to The
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc., Sir John Templeton
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April 8, 1969 - November 9,2007

She is gone, but not forgotten.

Her memory lives on.

Agatha, you were a blessing, who fulfilled our lives
Now our eyes are filled with sorrow

For without you is how we faced tomorrow

| remember you best, full of faith, sunshine and
happiness

Your children. family, friends and a good cheer
Were just a few of the things that you held dear

Holidays and Birthdays will never be the same
Without you there to tell us how Family should stay
the same.

.We miss you so much, we will always love you.

Your Loving Brother. Rev. Ellerston Smith. Children -
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Pratt, Uncle - Mervin Fynes and a host of relatives
and friends.



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THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10,







2008

Venus Williams
wins the WTA
championship...

See page 17



Bullit Marquez/AP Photo

AN UNIDENTIFIED trainer’s hand retrieves the tennis
ball during practice by the world’s top eight players for
the upcoming Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, Chi-
na Friday Nov.7, 2008.

Knowles, Bhupathi
off to winning start

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

MARK Knowles and Mahesh Bhupathi got off to a
great start at the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai,
China.

In their first match in-the week-long year-ending
men’s singles and doubles tournament, the number
three seed Bahamian-Indian combo posted a 6-2, 6-3
win over No.5 Jeff Coetzee and Wesley Moodie in the
Red Group doubles competition.

They converted all three break points to easily take
the first of three round robin matches they have to
play this week in order to advance to the playoffs. —

It was thé second time this year that Knowles and

Bhupathi prevailed over Coetzee and Moodie. They .

also defeated them at the Masters Series in Monte-
Carlo in April.

On Tuesday, Knowles and Bhupathi are scheduled to
play the No.8 team of Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna.
They lost to the top seeded team of American Bob
and Mike Bryan 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the other Red Group
match.

The Bryans will play Coetzee and Moodie..

Then on Thursday, Knowles and Bhupathi will face
the Bryans, to whom they have lost-2-1 in their head-to-
head confrontation this year. ©

The top two teams out of the Red Group will

SEE page 16 - —



| Calzaghe punishes Jones je

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Calzaghe toiled —
for years in relative obscurity, winning titles
and building a virtually unmatched résumé —
but never venturing from Europe to challenge
boxing’s best.

It turns out he should have done: so long ago. -
There was nothing at all to fear.

The popular undefeated Welshman overcame
a first-round knockdown to beat Roy Jones Jr in
a bloody one-sided unanimous decision Saturday
night, delighting a raucous crowd at Madison —
Square Garden that seemed to be heavily in his .
favour...

See page 18

NBA: ‘Shaq’ and Suns beat Bucks

MILWAUKEE
(AP) — If Shaquille
O'Neal wants time off,

it's just fine with
Phoenix Suns coach
Terry Porter.

O'Neal had 29 points

and 11 rebounds in his
-return from a one- }
game break, leading -
the Phoenix Suns toa
104-96 victory over the
Milwaukee Bucks on
Saturday night...



See page 17

- Masters Cup: Djokovic, Davytenke win

SHANGHATL, China
(AP) — Novak
Djokovic fed off the
crowd's cheers. For
Nikolay Davydenko, a [i
handful of backers was
enough. Djokovic has ~
developed quite a following in China even
though he failed to win a set in thrée matches
during his Shanghai debut last year. Capturing
the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics
likely helped, and he generated a huge roar '
Sunday with a simple "Thank you" in Chi-
nese after starting off Masters Cup round-
robin play with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Argenti-
na's Juan Martin del Potro...



See page 17



BASKETBALL

Bahamian duo closer

to fulfilling NBA dream

@ Iwo local players in same team in Developmental League

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

THE Bahamas legacy in the National Basket-
ball Association could continue soon now there

there’s two players on the same team in the Devel-

opmental League.

On Friday during the D-League Draft held in
Atlanta, Georgia, Bennet Davis was selected as
the ninth pick in the third of 10 rounds by the
Utah Flash. In the seventh round, Torrington Cox
was also picked up by Utah, making it the first
time that two Bahamians have considered by any
one team at the same time in any team selection.

A total 0f 16 teams make up the D-League.
The draft picked 10 players each with seven
returning from last year and the others coming
from local tryouts.

The team rosters will be reduced to 12 by
November 20 and then cut down to the final 10 by
November 26. The D-League will officially get
started on November 28.

Each team will play. one pre-season game
between November 19-25. Both Davis and Cox
are hoping that they will be on the final roster-as

"they get closer to fulfilling their dream of playing

in the NBA. Davis is a 24-year-old 6-foot, 9-inch-
es forward, who was an All-CAA member at
Northeastern University. The Grand Bahama
native played at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg,
Massachusetts before he enrolled Northeastern.

At Northeastern, Davis earned Third Team



All-Colonial honors as a
senior. He finished his colle-
giate career as Northeast-
ern’s ‘14th all-time leading
scorer with 1,185 points for
an average of 9.6 per game.

He also ranks second in
school history in blocked
shots with 170 and ninth in
rebound with 757. He started
in 102 in their 123 games and
dashed out 141 assists,
stripped 94 steals and came
up with.170 blocks.

Davis, who majored in art, is following i in ‘the
footsteps of his father, Bennet Sr., who ‘played
basketball at Minnesota State-Mankato. Davis
also attended St. George’s School in Grand
Bahama, Northwest Christian Academy and Mil-
ford Academy.

Cox, on the other hand, starred for King’s Col-
lege. The 6-7 forward was named Third Team
NATA Division II All-American as a senior.

He averaged 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds as a
senior in his only year at King College after one
season each at Southwest Missouri State-West
Plains and Motlow State Community College in
Tennessee. In his junior year, Cox averaged 17.9
points with 8.3 rebounds.

The Bahamas doesn’t have any players in the
NBA, but four have played in the league before.
They were Mychal ‘Sweet Bells’ Thompson, Ian

Seat ANS

‘Foots’ Lockhart, Dexter Cambridge and Rick

Fox. Thompson was the first, having been drafted
as the first pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in
1978. In addition to Portland, he also played with
the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lak-
ers, having won back-to-back titles in 1987 and
1988 before he retired in 1991.

Lockhart was the second Bahamian to play in
the NBA. He signed with the Phoenix Suns on
September 6, 1990, but he only played one game,
scoring four points in two minutes. On August 6,
1991, he signed to play with Cholet, in France.

Cambridge, a standout at the AF Adderley
High School, followed Lockhart as the third
Bahamian in the NBA when he signed with the
Dallas Mavericks in 1993. © ;

He came out of Lon Morris Junior College
where he was an All-American and the Universi- “
ty of Texas. He played with a few different teams
in Europe before he returned to coach the Jordan
Prince William Falcons to the BAISS junior and
senior boys basketball titles.

Then he returned home-to Eleuthera to coach
at Governor’s Harbour High last year.

Fox, born to a Bahamian father and.a Canadi-
an mother, attended Kingsway Academy, but
flourished at high school in Warsaw, Indiana
before he excelled with the North Carolina Tar
Heels and was drafted as the number 24 pick in
the first round by the Boston Celtics in 1991.

Traded to the Lakers in 1997, Fox went on to
win three NBA titles before he retired in 2005 to
launch his acting career, having starred in numer-
ous movies.



- FOOTBALL ROUND. UP

NAST eS aa VICTORY

PHOTOS:

Felipé Major/Tribune staff



CHARLIE EDWARDS, running back for The Pros, tries to break the defence of the Stingrays yesterday at
D W Davis field. The Pros came out on top, winning 22-6.



STRINGRAYS running back William Hunt breaks
tackle against the Pros yesterday.

The Destroyers

stitle Warriors

comeback tor
first win Of
the season

lm By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter

The Defense Force Destroyers with-
stood turnover after turnover, but with
a valiant late game goal line stand, sti-
fled a comeback effort by the King-
dom Warriors for a hard fought first
win of the season.

The Destroyers controlled the line
of scrimmage when it mattered most
and forced a fumble at their goal line
with less than one minute left to play
to hold on for the 34-30 Saturday at the

D.W. Davis Field. The win improved
their record.to 1-3.

The game appeared to be on pace
for another lopsided blowout early for

the Warriors, who hav? struggled this .

season against some of the league’s
stronger teams, with 90-6 and 52-0
defeats at the hands of the Pros and
Jets.

The Destroyers marched down field
with little resistance to score on their
first three possessions of the game.

Antonio Bullard hauled in two
touchdown receptions from quarter-

back Brian Anderson, while Louis
Hart added the third score on a short
yardage run to give the Defense Force
a 20-0 lead.

For much of the first half, the War-
riors’ offence was relatively futile, as
they struggled to pick up first downs,
and gave a one dimensional look. The
Destroyers consistently stacked eight
in the box against the Full House for-
mation and while stopping the run,
seemed poised to register a shutout.

SEE page 16






PAGE 16, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008

TRIBUNE SPORTS



FROM page 15

advance to the playoff where they
will face the top two teams in the
Gold Group, :

Leading the group is No.2
seeds Danicl Nestor and Nenad
Zimonjic. At No.4 are Jorfas
Bjorkman and IXevin Ullett, while
the team of Lukas Dloughy and
Leander Paes ere No.6 and Mar- |
iusz Frystenberg and Marcin
Matkowski are No.7.

Knowles and Nestor from
Canada won the title last year as
they broke up their 11 year part-
nership.

Each team playing in the tour-
nament will earn $50,000. Every
round they win, they will collect
$15,000. If they advance-to the
semifinal or playoff, another
$25,000 will be added to. their
purse. °

Andres Leighton/AP Photo



| Both Knowles/Bhupathi and

And the winner ah the tourna-
ment will pocket $100,000 with
$220,000 awarded to the team

the Bryans are still in the running

: for the latter pot. The Gold

Group was to begin play today.

° See also Page 17

The Destroyers stifle Warriors
FROM; page 15 |

The comeback effort began with just one second remaining in the
first half, when Warriors’ quarterback Jordan Hanna connected with
Jamal Curry deep downfield for their only passing touchdown of the
game. With a successful conversion, they trimmed the deficit 20-8 at
halftime. The Destroyers responded in the third quarter on their open-
ing possession with a successful drive culminating in a short yardage
touchdown run by David Longley.

Shorthanded.with just 15 players available on the afternoon playing
on both sides of the ball, the defensive unit began to wear down in the
second half. The stops they registered in the first half turned into
effective gains in the second half due to the bruising running style of the
Warriors three back system. The Warriors pounded the ball downfield
for the second score, on a short yardage run by an obviously limping
Jamal Coleby to make the score, 28-16.

Showing their resilience on the very next play, the Destroyers
regained a three score advantage. when Tamiko Gibson fielded a
kickoff near the left sideline and revered field for a 70 yard touchdown
return. Gibson’s special teams score gave the Destroyers a 34-16
advantage. The Warriors continued an offense predicated on the
ground game, marching down the field to eventually score on one of
their most frequently called plays, a bootleg quarterback keeper for
Hanna.

Following another successful conversion, the Warriors trailed 34-24,

Their momentum continued to build following a turnover on downs
the Warriors were in a position to come within one score.

After just crossing into Destroyers territory, Hanna, on yet another
bootleg, was injured folldWing a vicious hit and did not return to the
game. The Warriors continued to drive the ball downfield however fum-
bled in the redzone to turn the ball over to the Destroyers.

Backed up against their own end zone, the Destroyers failed on a
questionable fourth and long conversion, giving the Warriors another
scoring opportunity. The Destroyers defence once again forced a
turnover with 2 fumble recovery at the goaline.

On the very next play, the Destroyers fumbled the ball in their own
endzone, which was recovered by the Warriors for the score and after
the conversion. made it a one possession game, 34-30. :

The Warriors defense came up with yet another turnover when
Philip Lockhar: intercepted a pass from Anderson near midfield.

Lockhart, who also filled in at quarterback following the injury to
Hanna,.completed.a long pass play to Curry, placing the Warriors in
scoring position facing first and goal with 44 seconds left to play.

After two failed attempts to pound it into the endzone, the Warriors

that goes unde: ‘eated.

gave up their third fumble in the redzone on third down as the Destroy-

ers recovered the ball to seal the win.

Longley, who doubles as head coach for the Destroyers, said his team
showed resilience in overcoming the issue of being shorthanded with
just 15 players available: “It was a hard fought game, we started out
short because cf the demands of the job, some people had to come in
from sea to ccme straight to the game and we lost a few persons
because some of them had to leave from here to go to work as well,”
he said, “We kind of took them for granted but our defense came
through with that last stand. We have to make sure our defence per-
forms properly in terms of closing up the middle while at the same time
containing outside.

Longley said the remainder of the league should expect the Destroy-
ers to continue to press on, irrespective of off the field issues.

“We're marines,” he said, “We’re going to keep coming, no matter
the circumstances, we are going to keep fighting, once we have 11
suited up, we will go out there and we will oes and we will perform.”

The Warriors fell to 0-4.

i

[Macedonia win slugfest

‘IT took two extra innings for Macedonia Bap-

tist to pull off a 28-20 slugfest on Saturday and
hand Faith United their first loss in the {7-and-
under division of the Baptist Sports Council's
Rev. Dr. William Thompson Softball Classic.

As action resumed at the Baillou Hills Sport-
ing Complex after a week's break for the
Bahamas Softball Federation's National Round
Robin Tournament, Macedonia's victory climbed
to 3-1 to take sole possession of second place
behind idled undefeated Temple Fellowship (2-
0), handing Faith United their first loss in three
games as they hold onto third. < S.

In two key men's games played Shaw AME
Zion and defending champions Transfiguration
both stayed tie for first-place. -

While Shaw AME Zion nipped Temple Fel-
lowship 11-10, Transfiguration posted another
shutout stopping Golden Gates 10-0 in three
innings via the ten-run rule. :

‘Shaw AME Zion and. Transfiguration were
scheduled to play.a double header, but Trans-
figuration lost the game on a technicility for
their first loss of the season.

_ Both Shaw AME Zion. and Tr ansfiguration
now sit on top of the standings at 6-1 with three
games left as they battle it out for the pennant.
In their double header, Temple Fellowship
bounced back to knock off Calvary Bible 12-2'to
lead three teams in fourth place at 4-2 with three
games left.

Calvary Bible closed out their season by los-

ing.a heartbreaking 14-11 decision to Faith Unit-

ed, who along with Golden Gates are also 4-2.
‘e Here's a summary of the games played:
Macedonia 28, Faith United 20 (17-and-

under): Lambrent Bullard had a perfect 6-for-6

run fourth and a pair of triples (three RBIs and
two RBIs) in the 15-run second extra inning in
the seventh, finishing with seven RBIs and five
runs to'lead Macedonia.

Ishan Rolle was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and
four runs scored; Crandon Wallace 4-for-6 with
five runs; Kyle Rolle 2-for-5 with a homer and
four runs and Bernard Ferguson 4-for-6 with
three RBIs and'four runs in the win.

Wallace took over from Bullard on the mound
in the third for the win. D'Angelo Cartwright es
the loss.

Stephen Russell was 3-for-4 with four runs;
Leslie Darville 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three
runs; Cartwright was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and
two runs; Ahmad Burns was 3-for-5 with a two[-
run homer, finishing with four RBIs and a run
and Sanchez Morley had two hits with a RBI and
two runs scored for Faith United.

Faith United 14, Calvary 11 (Men): Gorado
Mackey was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three

runs scored; Stephen Russell and Rev. Harrinson °
Thompson both had a hit with a RBI, scoring a -

run. and Keavaughn Sands and Darvin Dun-
combe both scored twice for Faith United. Collin
Knowles came in relief of John Woodside for the
win on the mound over Basil Miller:

Terrance Pinder was 4-for-4 with three RBIs

_ and three runs; Khalid Curry only had-only hit,

but scored three times and Miller helped his
own cause with a 2-for-4 day, scoring twice.

‘Shaw AME 11, Temple Fellowship 10 (M): After

Valentino Munroe belted a solo home run to
tie the score ‘in the bottom of the fifth, Edwin
Culmer drove in Tory Stevens on his RBI single
for the game winning run.

Munroe had a perfect 3-for-3 day with two.

cause on the mound; Stevens had a solo homer
with three runs scored; Darren Stevens was 4-
for-4 with two RBIs and a run and Lavardo
Gilbert had a two-run homer.

Brian Armbrister was 3-for-3 with a RBI and
run scored; Ricardo Major 2-for-3 with three
runs for Temple Fellowship. Vernon Bowles
was the losing pitcher.

Transfiguration 10, Golden Gates 0 (Men):
Alexander Bain fired a one-hitter with four
strike outs in three innings and he helped his
cause with a 2-for-2 day, including cracking a
three-run homer.

Raynaldo_ Russell was 3-for-3 with-a homer
and two runs scored and Stephen Brown had a
single and scored twice in the shutout.

Foster Dorsett suffered the loss. .

Temple Fellowship 12, Calvary Bible 2 (Men):
Addie Finley was 2-for-4 with a solo homer;
Brian Armbrister 3-for-4 with a RBI and two

‘runs and Kurth Stubbs 2-for-2 with three RBIs

and a run scored to lead Calvary Bible. Alfred
Mupnings got the win over Ken Curry on the
mound.

Terrance Pinder and Khalid Curry scored

- Calvary Bible's only two runs.

e With two, more weeks left in the regular
season season, here's how they will play on Sat-
urday:

Field one - 10 a.m. Calvary Deliverance vs
Temple Fellowship (M); 1 p.m. Shawn AME
Zion vs Calvary Deliverance (M).

Field two - 10 a.m. GoJden Gates vs Faith
United (M); 11 a.m. Temple Fellowship vs Gold-
en Gates (17); Noon Golden Gates vs Macedo-
nia (Co-ed); 1 p.m. Temple Fellowship vs Gold-
en Gates (M); 2 p.m. Faith United vs Transfig-
uration (M).

day, including a two-run home run in a four-

BASKETBALL

RBIs and three runs scored to help his winning

Cybots pull off 98-96 double overtime victory

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

COACH Wayde Watson knew
that with all of the firepower he
had in his arsenal, it would only
be a matter of time before his
Electro Telecom Cybots electri-
fied the New Providence Basket-
ball Association. .

Saturday night at the CI Gib-

son Gymnasium, it took the:

Cybots double ‘overtime before

they prevailed with a 98-96 victo-'

ry over the Sunshine Auto Ruff
Ryders to remain undefeated in

their first two games of the sea-

son. Renaldo Forbes canned a big
three-pointer to start the rally and

after Nelson '"Mandella”' Joseph-

completed a three-point play

before fouling out, Tyrone Sands,

closed out thé extra five minutes
with his second jumper to secure
a 10-4 spurt that sealed the deal.

The game was tied at 88-88 at
the end of the first overtime and
79-79 after regulation.

“I didn’t expect us to go to
double overtime. I expected to
beat them by at least 10 or more
points,” said Watson of his last
year’s runners-up in the final. “I

didn’t expect them to play this .

well because they just started
practicing.”

Watson, however, said the per-
formance of his Cybots just
showed the character, they pos-
sess after coming back from as
much as 15 points in the second
half. He credited their condition-

ing during the off season for their
fast start. In the other game
played, the Police Royal.pulled
away in the fourth quarter for a
107-94 decision over the Cable
Bahamas Technicians to bounce
back from their season opening

83-73 loss to the Y-Care Destroy-

ers on Friday night.

Also on Friday night, Sunshine
Auto posted a 95-87 win over the
Coca-Cola Destroyers, but first
year ‘coach Shawn Lockhart, who
took over from Mario Bowleg,
said he anticipated a good
matchup against Electro Telecom
on Saturday.

“We just have to work on one

‘or two areas that we fell down on

that caused the Cybots to come
back in the fourth quarter when
we had the lead,” Lockhart noted.
“We will work on that for sure.”

Lockhart pinpointed their
defence or lack thereof down the
stretch that made the difference

’ in the keenly contested ball game.
When they should have tightened
_ up on it, they tried to concentrate

a little too much.on their offense.

The Cybots, who are prepar-
ing for the big rematch with
defending champions Common-
wealth Bank Giants on Saturday
night at the Kendal Isaacs Gym-
nasium during the festivities for
the Legends Classic, didn’t have
to worry as much about either
end of the court. Despite losing a
big part of their interior defence
when Marvin Barr fouled out,
Tyrone Sands stepped in and
helped out, taking a couple of off

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‘was a tower of strength on the

boards. And on the offensive end,
while Brian Bain and Nelson

Joseph connected on 25 and 20 |

points respectively, Sands along
with Delvonne.Duncombe con-
tributed 11. Renaldo Forbes had
nine, Cecil Mackey eight, ‘Barr

_ seven and Billy Sands eight.

For the Ruff Ryders, Mario
Pickstock lit up the nets for seven
three-pointers to finish with a
game high 26: Alfred Delancy
worked in side for 18, Danny
McKenzie had 14, Darren Stuart
14 and Kramer Taylor 11.

The play off the game came
with about three minutes and
three seconds left in the second
overtime when Joseph powered
inside for a one-handed dunk
over Taylor, was fouled on the
play and completed a three-point
play for a Cybots’ 96-90 advan-
tage.

Sunshine Auto had a chance
to win the game-in regulation
when they took a 79-75 margin
as Garvin Stuart completed a

four-point play when he canned a .

three-pointer.
But they watched as Electro

Telecom rallied to trim the deficit -

to 79-78 on Bain’s lay-up with
1:19 to play and they tied it on
Sands’ one of two free throws at
79-79 to force the first extra five
minutes. In the extra period, the
Cybots built a 88-84 lead on
Forbes' three-pointer with 1:16
remaining. But Danny McKen-
zie converted a three-point play

for a 88-87 deficit at 57.5 and at
37.9, Taylor hit one of two free
throws for an 88-88 tie to force
the second overtime in which
Electro Telecom prevailed.

‘Royals 107, Technicians 94:
Valentino Richardson pumped in
a side high 18’points and Freddie
Lightbourne added 12 to lead the
Police as they pulled even at 1-1. |

Adrian ‘Scavalla shared high
honours with 18 and Gary Russell
chipped in with 15 in a losing
effort for hapless Cable Bahamas.

The score was close through-
out the first three quarters,
although the Police struck a cou- .
ple of times. It wasn’t until the
fourth when the Police took
advantage of the fatigued Cable —
Bahamas, who only had six play-
ers in uniform. “It was a good
effort, but I still feel we have a lot
of things to work on,” said Roy-
als’ coach Anthony ‘Cops’ Rolle.
“This is the first tiome that the
Police has fielded a team in a
while that is a full Police team.

“It’s a good bunch of young
guys and I believe that the more
we play together, the better we
will get. It’s very young be
because guys-like Kerry Baker,
Kenny Pirider and Marino Hinds
have all retired from playing bas-
ketball.”

Rolle said he’s gioving this
team three years before they
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Djokovic and
Davydenko win
at Masters Cup

@ By PAUL ALEXANDER
Associated Press Writer

SHANGHAI, China (AP) —
Novak Djokovic fed off the
crowd's cheers. For Nikolay
Davydenko, a handful of back-
ers was enough.

Djokovic has developed quite
a following in China even
though he failed to win a set in
three matches during his Shang-
- hai debut last year.

Capturing the bronze medal
at the Beijing Olympics likely
helped, and he generated a huge
roar Sunday with a simple
"Thank you" in Chinese after
starting off Masters Cup round-
robin play with a 7-5, 6-3 victory
over Argentina's Juan Martin
del Potro.

"I have the best fans here in
China," Djokovic said. "I get
presents every day I get back to
the hotel."

The stcic Davydenko had to
overcome Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
and the popular Frenchman's
vocal fans for a 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6
(0) victory in the other Gold
group match.

"Sometimes I really enjoy
playing not at home," the fifth-
ranked Russian said. "I don't
think about any pressure. A few
guys support me, it's anaey

* enough."

While ranked third, Djokovic

was a question mark coming

into the season-ending tourna- ©

ment for the top eight players.
He was exhausted late last year
from a heavy schedule in his rise
to No. 3, and he lost. in the
round of 16 in his past two tour-
naments this year.

"I was a bit intimidated by the
fact of not winning a single
match last year, that's for sure,'
Djokovic said. "But this year is
different. I feel more confident,
. stronger player on the court,
more mature. ... In important

moments, I played my best ten-

nis."
Djokovic broke early for a 3-
1 lead. Then his serve and strat-

egy let‘him down when serving
for the first set at 5-3. He dou- .

ble-faulted to give del Potro
break point, then weakly
dumped a backhand drop-shot
attempt into the net to put the
match back on serve.

A tiebreaker loomed. Then
del Potro netted a forehand
while serving at 5-6, 30-30. The
20-year-old Argentine, making
his Masters Cup debut as the
youngest player in the draw, had

Djokovic lunging from side to -

side on the next point only to
see the Serb hit a forehand
crosscourt winner to take the
set.

Del Potro, who jumped to
eighth in the rankings from No.
65 on July 7, angrily spiked his
racket but recovered to break
Djokovic .or a 2-1 edge in the
second set.

Djokovic broke back in the
next game. After del Potro held
to make it 3-3, Djokovic ran off
the last three games.

Del Pot -9, nursing a sore toe
since the U.S. Open, was left to
lament what might have been.

"When you play against

. (Rafael) Nadal, (Roger) Fec er-
er or Djokovic, you have just
one chance or two. I had a break
point. I didn't get it."

Tsonga, who lost the Aus-
tralian Open final to Djokovic in
January and later sat out three
months with a knee injury, fell
behind 0-40 in his first service
game before coming back to
hold. -

The Masters Cup newcomer
quickly won over the fans with
his easy smile and go-for-broke
style, even leaping the net while
unsuccessfully trying to track
down a drop shot in the first- set
tiebreaker.

Tsonga faltered while serving
at 4-5 in the second set. He just
missed a forehand passing shot
to give Davydenko a set point
that the Russian converted with
a winner that just caught the
baseline.

Davydenko raced to a 3-0
lead in the deciding set. Sery-
ing at 2-5, Tsonga staved off a
match point with a gutsy drop
shot winner from the baseline,

then broke to get back on serve '

with another great drop.

On the edge of their-seats, the
crowd chanted Tsonga's name.
But the tiebreaker proved to be
anticlimactic as he suddenly lost
his touch.

Tsonga gave credit to his
opponent.

"It was a'tough match," he
said. "He was just better than
me at the end."

The Red Group, .which
includes Federer, Andy Murray,
Andy Roddick and’ Gilles
- Simon, gets into action Monday.
Nadal, who already has clinched
the No. 1 ranking for the year,
withdrew. with tendinitis in his
right knee, hoping to be ready
for Spain's Davis Cup final
against Argentina on Nov. 21-
23, ee

_ Shanghai.

Shaq returns to lead

Suns past Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Shaquille |

O'Neal! wants time off, it's just fine with
Phoenix Suns coach Terry Porter.

O'Neal had 29 points and 11 rebounds in
his return from a one-game break, leading
the Phoenix Suns to a 104-96 victory over
the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

O'Neal was 12-of-16 from the field a night
after skipping a game in Chicago as part
of a strategy to occasionally rest him during
the season.

"Iam all for that day off now," Porter
said. "We don't have to talk about that
again. At this rate, he's getting a day off

on back-to-backs. He can have as many .

days off on back-to-backs as he wants if he
plays like this."

O'Neal appreciated getting the chance © .

to save his body from the grind of the game.
"When I get two days, I feel kind of

-fresh," he said. "Thanks to upper manage-

ment for that decision. It really Pad off
well tonight."

O'Neal had three points and six rebounds
against Indiana on Wednesday night, but
then Porter sat O'Neal for Friday night's
game against Chicago.

"Two days off, you can't complain about
that," O'Neal said. "That is plenty of rest.
and I was really ready to go tonight."*

O'Neal played ‘the final 10 minutes of

the game and was key to stopping the"

Bucks' late rally.

The Suns led by nine at the start of the
fourth, but Milwaukee cut it to 81-80 with a
13-5 run that Joe Alexander, the Bucks'
top pick in the June draft, capped with an
18-foot jumper.

O'Neal answered with a baseline hook
and then, he forced Ramon Sessions to miss
a layup on the Bucks' next possession. -

‘said of his big center.



SHAQUILLE O'Neal (32) slam dunks in front of
Bucks' Andrew Bogut (6) during the first half of
Saturday’s game in Milwaukee...

"He had a lot of energy tonight," Porter

him to be a force for us offensively. he real-

ly was.'

* Leandro Barbosa hit a a 3- -pointer for
the Suns to make it 86-80 with 6:28 to play.
Then O'Neal scored on a jump shot, hit
two free throws and-added one more from
the line after Amare Stoudemire made two
free throws. Nash's 3-pointer gave the Suns
a 12-point margin that helped seal the vic-
tory.

Scott Skiles said the Bucks had their

OTE Al

"When we needed’

opportunities in the fourth, but just could-
n't get over the hump.
"We played in spurts tonight and just

weren't good enough," he said. "Defen- °

sively, we weren't very sharp and offen-
sively, we did a lot of one-on-one tonight."

Phoenix lost to the Bulls 100-83 on Friday
night.

"We will just have to figure it out on the -

nights he is not going to play," Porter said.

Stoudemire, who had 24 points and seven
rebounds against Chicago on Friday night
and 49 points against Indiana on Wednes-
day night, added 22 points, making 18 of 20

‘free throws to help the Suns beat the Bucks

for the fifth straight time.

Grant Hill had 13 points and 11 rebounds,
and Steve Nash added 16 points and seven
assists for Phoenix.

Sessions scored 23 points for the Bucks. .

Charlie Bell added 16, and Richard Jeffer-
son and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute each
had 14 for Milwaukee, which played with-
out guard Michael Redd (sprained right
knee) for the third straight game.

O'Neal's dunk with 2:46 left in the third
gave the Suns their biggest lead of the game
at 73-60.

O'Neal set the tone for the game right
away.

. The Bucks missed their first seven shots
and: O'Neal scored the first two baskets.
He had grabbed four defensive rebounds
before Charlie Bell's 16-foot shot for Mil-

waukee made it 7-2 with 8:39 left in the:

quarter.
O'Neal played 11 minutes, scored Sait
points and had seven rebounds in the first.

Porter led the Bucks to the playoffs as a

coach, but was fired after the 2004-05 season
when Milwaukee finished 30-52.

Venus beats Zvonareva to win WTA championship

@ By CHRISTOPHER
TORCHIA
Associated Press Writer

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — :
Venus Williams rallied to win’ |
the WTA’s Sony Ericsson
Championships for the first
time, defeating Vera Zvonareva
6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 Sunday at the
season- ending event.

The Wimbledon champion
took command in the last two
sets with powerful serving,
smashes and aggressive ground-
strokes against her Russian
opponent.

"I'm so excited," Williams
said. "That was a hard-fought
match, every point, right down
to the end."

Williams won $1.34 million
at the event, which for the first
time offered the same prize
money as the men at the ATP's
season-ending Masters Cup in

The first lady of Qatar, a con-
servative Muslim sheikdom,
presented the trophy to
Williams, shaking her hand and



VENUS WILLIAMS returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva during the final of the Sony Ericsson Tennis Championship ;
in Doha, Qatar, yesterday...

kissing her on both cheeks.
Sheika Mozah bint Nasser al-
Missned wore a traditional
black head scarf and robe.

"Thanks to your Royal High-
ness for coming. Wow!"
Williams said.

Such a public appearance by
a ruler's wife is unusual in the
region. Mozah might be one of

several wives; many emirs and .

kings in the Gulf have multiple
wives — up to the four permit-
ted by Islam.

Billie Jean King sat with
Mozah and other dignitaries
during the match and joined
Williams on the court for the
awards ceremony. The trophy
is named for King. Williams'
ranking will improve to No. 6
from No. 8, while the ninth-

ranked Zvonareva also will
move up two spots. The two

were the lowest-ranked players’

at the event, which featured the
top eight players in the world.
"I know I can. go- higher" in

the rankings, said the 28-year-

old Williams, a former No. 1.
who defeated top-ranked Jelena
Jankovic in the semifinals.
Zvonareva became increas-
ingly frustrated and collapsed
to the ground in tears when
Williams broke her in the final
set to go up 3-1. Williams, who
lost in their first meeting at the
2003 French Open, now holds a
6-1 record against Zvonareva.
Zvonareva surged to 5-2 in

the first set, and led 5-3, 40-0.

But she was unable to convert

four set points in that game, and °

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In the tiebreaker, Zyonareva
fell behind 1-5, but rallied to
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@ By The Associated
Press

SCOREBOARD

Monday, November 10

Portland at Orlando (7 pm
EST). Orlando has won four
straight. after opening with
two losses.

STARS
Saturday

* — LeBron James, Cava-
liers, scored 41 points against

| Chicago for the second time

in four days, leading Cleve-
land to a 106-97 victory.

— Dwight Howard, Mag-
ic, had a season-high 31 |
points and 16 rebounds and
also blocked three shots to
help Orlando beat Washing-
ton 106-81.

— Chris Paul, Hornets,
had 21 points and 13 assists
for his sixth straight double-
double in New Orleans' 100-
89 victory over Miami. Paul:
set an NBA record for con-
secutive games at the start

| of a season with at least 20
‘ points and 10 assists, break-
. ing the mark set by Oscar

Robertson in 1968.

. — Shaquille O'Neal, Suns,
had 29 points and 11
rebounds.in his return from
a one-game break, helping
Phoenix beat Milwaukee
104-96.

STATS

T.J. Ford nearly had a.
triple-double in Indiana's 98-
90 victory over New Jersey
on Saturday night, finishing
with 13 ‘points, nine
rebounds and eight assists.
.. Washington (0-5) is the
lone winless team in the
Eastern Conference.

STATUS

Chicago guard Kirk Hin-
rich needs surgery to repair a
torn ligament in his right
thumb and will miss up to
three months. Hinrich was
hurt Friday night in
Chicago's victory over
Phoenix.

New Jersey guard Devin

| Harris missed the Nets'

game at Indiana because of a
sprained left ankle. on Fri-
day night, he had a career-
high 38 points in victory over
Detroit.

SPEAKING

"T've seen him have num-
bers like that before, but I'm
not sure he's played a better

| game since I've been here.

On top of being dominant
physically, which he always
is, he was just so patient. He
wasn't forcing anything, just
letting the game come to
him. He looked like a more
mature, professional guy
down in the-low post."

— Orlando coach Stan
Van Gundy after Dwight
Howard had a season-high
31 points, 16 rebounds and
blocked three shots in the
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‘AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe
Calzaghe toiled for years in rel-
ative obscurity, winning titles
and. building a virtually
unmatched résumé — but nev-
er venturing from Europe to.
challenge boxing’s best.

It turns out-he should have
done so long ago. There was
'. nothing at all to fear.

... The popular undefeated

Welshman overcame a first-
round knockdown to beat Roy
Jones Jr in a bloody one-sided
‘unanimous decision Saturday
night, delighting a raucous
crowd at Madison Square Gar-
den that seemed to be heavily in
his favour.

After winning a close deci-
sion over savvy veteran Bernard
Hopkins in April, Calzaghe has
little left to prove on boxing’s

him if he follows fellow British ,
star Lennox Lewis into retire-
ment at his peak.

"This year I just beat two leg- :
ends, with Hopkins and Jones,
‘and J came to the United States
to do it," Calzaghe said. "I took:
"the risk. They didn't come Sy
me. I took the risk." ‘

With blazing hand speed aad :
a constant push forward, Calza-
ghe (46-0) opened a deep gash
over Jones' left eye in the sev-
enth round, forcing the ringside
doctor to take a close look at».
it. The bout was allowed to con- ©
. tinue, blood flowing down
.. Jones' face, but it hardly mat‘.

‘tered after that. :

"Super" Joe indeed looked
‘super. :

All three judges scored the

for Calzaghe, as did The Asso-
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to him after the first. ;
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won the fight."

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' Calzaghe threw a staggering

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them, to just 475 for Jones,
according to CompuBox statis-

‘tics. The number landed by

Calzaghe was the most by a
Jones opponent in 31 fights
tracked by CompuBox.

"I knew I had to make Roy
Jones respect my punches,"
Calzaghe said. "I think I did. I

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exchanges. '
Calzaghe said he doesn't fan-

cy rematches, but Hopkins was:

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offered to fight in Wales.

"I just stepped out of the ring

15. minutes ago," Calzaghe. said,
smiling. "Let me enjoy the fight
now before I think about anoth-
er fight. What ‘do you think i
am, man, a sadist?"

The bout figured to hinge on
Calzaghe's ability to pressure
Jones, who works well against
the ropes, without getting
caught by his speedy left hook.

It landed right off the bat,
knocking Calzaghe to the floor

‘midway through the first round,

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the crowd undoubtedly pleased
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But just like the Hopkins

fight, Calzaghe began to out-

work his opponent.

The taller Welshman backed
Jones against the ropes and into,
corners, pounding him with
relentless body shots. When the.
36-year-old Calzaghe circled
back to the middle of the ring,
Jones walked directly into
another barrage of hands that
seemed to,come at all angles. ’

When Jones put his gloves to
his face in defense, Calzaghe

» would drop his own and lean in
close, peering in as if looking .
‘ight into Jones' eyes. Then -

another flurry of punches would
spring forward, most of them

catching flush.

‘"I felt really relaxed tonight

‘with my hands at my side,"

Calzaghe said. "That's just my

_ Style and I felt in the rhythm.

After the first round I was a lit-
tle weary, but I knew if I just
fought my style: would be
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Jones has had trouble with
slick southpaws in the past, los-
ing a stunning second-round
knockout to Antonio Tarver in
May 2004, then losing‘ their
rematch by decision. Along with
a knockout loss to Glen John-
son, many began calling for
Jones to spare his steliar career
any more embarrassment.
_ Dropping their promoters to
put the fight together them-
selves assures Calzaghe and
Jones, taking a 50-50 split, each
a hefty payday.

That along with the severe

..beating he received might be

enough for Jones to finally hang
it up himself, after four losses in —
his last seven fights.

"I don't know what's next,"
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to lower cell,
phone card
costs

@ By NEIL HARTNELL ~
Business Editor

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
applied for regulatory permis-
- sion to reduce the rates for ‘its
GSM cellular post-paid and
long-distance Hello card pack-
_ ages, as it looks to develop new
product and revenue streams.

Marlon Johnson, BTC’s vice-
president of marketing, sales
and business development, told
Tribune Business that while the
proposed reduction would
“change the dynamics of our
business”, the GSM cellular
conversion would create prod-
uct and service opportunities to
generate new revenue streams.

“We have made an applica-
tion-to the Public Utilities Com-
mission (PUC) to revise the
GSM package for post-paid cus-
tomers,” Mr Johnson told Tri-
-bune Business. “We want to

}+ move in the reverse direction.

We want to bring prices down.

We are looking at our long-dis-
~tance Hellocard tates and GSM

rates in post-paid packages.”

Mr Johnson added that BTC
was also assessing the fees it
charged for. services and fea-
tures such as call waiting and
caller ID, but “it’s not finalised
yet”. pa

BTC’s goal was to “find ways
to provide better value pack-
ages for our customers”.

“We recognise these things
change the dynamics of our
business; and we believe that
we can find some value propo-
sitions for our customers that
they. wi find meaningful,” Mr
Johnsor said. “We’re not look-
ing to increase prices, but move
in the opposite direction where
it makes sense for us and our
customers.”

- With the phasing-out of the
former TDMA cellular net-
work, and conversion to a 10-0
per cent GSM network, Mr
Johnson indicated that it would
have a platform to launch new

products and services. These, in _

turn, would generate new rev-

SEE BTC, page 4B



MONDAY,

NOVEMBER

10,

2008

a

Colinalmperial|

Freeze cost telecoms operator
$80,000 and 10 ‘major clients’

- B By NEIL HARTNELL

Business Editor

Bahamian
telecommunica-
tions operator lost
$80,000 in revenue
and 10 major clients, including
some of this nation’s top hotels,
as a result of a now-lifted
Supreme Court injunction that
virtually shut down its business
for two months this year.
Justice Neville Adderley
ordered on October 3, 2008,
that the injunction he had
imposed some two months ago
on One World Communications
and its proprietor, Maggie Cole-
brook, be discharged and the
damages caused by its imposi-
tion assessed.
The August 19, 2008, injunc-

‘ Bahamian operator wins removal of injunction that virtually shut down business
* Damages from international opponent represented by PLP Senator to be calculated
* Call for tougher regulation of operator-assisted phone services in the Bahamas

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tion had been granted in favour
of BBG Global and BBG Hold-

ings, which style themselves as |

the global “industry leader” for
operator-assisted telephone
calls, following an ex-parte
hearing (meaning only one side
was represented) before Justice
Adderley.

In discharging the injunction,
the judge ordered. that “an
inquiry be made as to the dam-
ages” sustained by Ms Cole-

brook and One World, which —

BBG’s attorney — Senator

. Allyson Maynard-Gibson of

Gibson & Co - undertook
would be paid when the August
19 injunction was granted. |

~ Justice Adderley gave as his
reason for lifting the injunction

‘'the fact that Ms Colebrook,

One World and BBG Holdings
had, in their original Novem-
ber 7, 2000, contract and a sub-

sequent March 7, 2001, agree-_

ment “agreed to Tefer to arbi-
tration” the issue brought
before him.

The dispute essentially
revolved around competing
“breach of contract” claims,

with One World alleging that
BBG was the party at fault. In
turn, BBG claimed that One
World “breached their exclu-

sive representative agreement.
with BBG Global AG”.

One World had previously

been employing BBG Global -

to provide collection:and billing

services for its operator-assisted .
_telephone calls business in the
Bahamas, This market segment, '
which is mainly focused on’.

hotels, ports and marinas — any

iSEE TELECOMS, SB

Airport managers in talks on two-year extension

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor .

THE Government is in talks
about extending Vancouver
Airport Services (YVRAS) 10-
year management agreement
for the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport (LPIA) for a
further two years, Tribune Busi-
ness can reveal.

Details on the talks were con-
tained in a financing document
for the Nassau Airport Devel-

opment Company (NAD), the
entity that is managing the air- —

port under a 30-year lease from
the. Airport Authority.

YVRAS,-in- turn; is: providing

management/operating services

Bahamas

slips on
economic
freedom

“By NEIL HARTNELL

_Business Editor

THE Bahamas has continued

its slight slippage in global eco-
-nomic freedom rankings, ~

despite being ranked by a lead-

ing right-wing US economic

think-tank as being the world’s
24th freest economy. -

The Heritage Foundation, in
its Index of Economic Freedom
2008, ranked the Bahamas fifth
out of the 29 Caribbean nations
it rated, finding that its economy
was 71.1 per-cent free.

However, the think-tank not- -

ed that the Bahamas scored 0.9
percentage points lower than in
2007, “primarily because of
worsening trade freedom”.
There will be little surprise
there, with the Bahamas scoring
only 32 per cent and 40 per cent
for trade and investment free-
dom respectively, primarily due
to the tariff-based tax system
and National Investment Policy.

The Heritage Foundation
said: “According to the World
Bank, the Bahamas' weighted

‘ average tariff rate was a high

29 per cent in 2005. The Gov-
ernment imposes occasional
import bans and implements
import licensing procedures.
“Most imports are subject to
a 7 per cent ‘stamp tax’, and
higher stamp taxes are charged
on some duty-free goods,
including china, crystal, wrist-
watches, clocks, jewelry, table
linens, leather goods, perfume,

SEE page 4B

; for NAD, running ‘the company

through the five-strong execu-
tive team it has brought in to

oversee the airport’s transfor-

mation.

“NAD is in discussions with
the Government to allow for an
automatic extension of the
Management Agreement for a

two-year term, unless at least.
- six-months prior.to the expira- :

tion date an acceptable replace-
ment operator or other alter-
native arrangements acceptable
to debt lenders have been
agreed upon,” the document
said.

That indicates a key ance
eration-for-investors,-who-have
been. solicited t to finance the




Lynden Pindling International
Airport’s (LPIA) $409.5 million
reconstruction, is the continu-
ation of YVRAS’s involvement
beyond the expiration of its 10-
year management agreement
that was signed in 2007.

NAD is looking to raise $310
million for the first financing
phase via a private placement

of various bond tranches and: °

bank debt, Only institutional
and high net-worth investors

will be targeted, so members of
the public need not apply as. it is 1:

not a public offering.

Meanwhile, the NAD den"

ment revealed that the Lynden

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30 airlines that. offer 3,700
inbound flights — with 188, 000

_total seats — per month from 49

destinations.
‘Bahamasair still has the
largest market share, with 23

: per cent of flights and.28 per

cent of seats inbound into LPIA
during NAD’s last financial

year, which closed on June 30,

2008. - °

The national flag carrier’s
biggest competitor was Ameri-
can Eagle, which had a 12 per
cent.and 14 per cent share. of

«total flights and seats respec-
‘tively. Behind that airline came

Delta Airlines, US Airways and ~
. Pindling. International:Airport=«..-.-sexen.

~ SEE AIRPORT, 2B



eenieei

‘Investor
‘eyes $2.5-om
annual profits
from the GB

Power stake

* Canadian power giant
.. eyeing tidal and wind power
as alternative energy sources
for Bahamian firm

* Planning further $250-400m

investment in Caribbean over’

~ . next 3-5 years

* Interested in BEC
opportunities

| By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor

A CANADIAN energy sup-
plier believes its 25 per cent
stake in Grand Bahama Power
Company will generate an extra
$2:5-$5 million in per annum
net income, and told Tribune
Business it is eyeing. the explo-
ration of tidal power in ‘the
Bahamas.

- Jennifer Nicholson, Emera’s
director of investor relations
and strategic development, said
the Canadian power giant was
“definitely” looking at the
development of sustainable,
renewable energy supplies for
its Bahamian investment.

»“We’re certainly looking at
that; no question,” Ms Nichol-

> son told Tribune Business when -
’ asked whether alternative ener-
‘gy sources were something ~

Emera was looking to assist

~~" SEE POWER, 8B
PAGE 2B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008



THE TRIBUNE





i By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets

TRADING momentum
declined significantly this week
in the Bahamian stock market,
with investors trading in seven
out of the 24 listed securities.
Of those, one saw its stock price
advance, four declined and two

AIRPORT, from 1B

Spirit in that order.

The NAD document said
that unlike other Caribbean
airports, LPIA was likely to
see increased flight services
via Delta and Jet Blue in
2008-early 2009. “One major
reason for this trend is due to
the higher realizable flight
yield of $0.18 per mile to US
carriers at LPIA, compared
to an average flight yield of
$0.13 per mile for domestic

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Paul Andy Goma: CA
Managing Partner
Grant Thornton - Bahamas

Standards (“IFRS”).







remained unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 29,058 shares
changed hands, representing a
decrease of 60,903 shares, or a
67.7 per cent fall versus last
week's trading volume of 89,961
shares.

J.S. Johnson & Company

US services in 2006 and $0.12 |
per mile for international des-
tinations,” it added.
International traffic at
LPIA, NAD said, had grown
at a rate of 2 per cent per
annum between 1995 to 2007, '
advancing from 2.1 million
passengers to 2.7 million pas- |
sengers. For the nine months
to. September 30, 2008, inter- |
national and domestic pas-
sengers totalled 2.1 million
and 519,000 passengers
respectively.







Kendrick K. Christie, CA, CFE
Partner
Grant Thornton - Bahamas

offshore trusts and investment holding companies.

SYZ & CO Bank & Trust Ltd.

An

(JSJ) was the ae advancer of
the week with 1,000 shares trad-
ing, its price rising by $0.10 or
0.91 per cent to close at $11.10.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
was the volume leader, with
13,798 of its shares trading, its
stock ending the week
unchanged at $7.30.

Doctors Hospital Health Sys-
tems (DHL) and Finance Cor-
poration of the Bahamas

(FIN) were the lead declin-
ers of the week, both dropping
in price by $0.11. Some 8,150
shares of FIN traded, the stock
ending at a new 52-week low of
$11.89. DHS traded 3,000 of its
shares, closing at $2.66. er

BOND MARKET
No notes traded: in the
Bahamian market this week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases
Cable .Bahamas (CAB)

(ORNTON TO CONDUCT “TECHNICAL UPDATE” |
INTATION DURING ACCOUNTANTS’ WEEK =|

Lizette Keller, CPA
‘ artner
Grant Thornton - E] Salvador

The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (“the BICA”) will host “Accountants’ Week 2008” at the British Colonial - ff]
Hilton Hotel on Monday November 10th through Thursday November 13th under the theme “Surviving the Financial Crisis.”

This year for the first time, an emerging growth Firm in The Bahamas, Grant Thornton, Chartered Accountants, will coordinate ~
_and present the “Technical Update” seminar which takes place during the November 11th session, addressing primarily the
. recent changes and developments in the Accounting Industry while highlighting specific International Financial Reporting

Grant Thornton’s “Managing Parier ‘Paul, ae, Gomer said that the Rand is “anni delighted to nate eh aked i the
BICA to participate in the Technical Update section of Accountants’ Week and wishes to thank President Danny Ferguson
and Council members for its “progressive inclusion policy.’ He further stated that traditionally the older Firms have presented
the Technical Update, and it is good that the Institute has afforded Grant Thornton the opportunity to do so this year,
considering the financial challenges worldwide and the Laws and Regulations that are expected to be enacted by the United
States Congress, that will no doubt are Accounting Standards around the world.



released unaudited financial
results for the nine months end-
ing September 30, 2008.

For the most recent ‘quarter,
net income stood at $5.9 mil-
lion,‘compared to $5.3 million
for the 2007 third quarter, an
increase of $595, 000 or 11.3 per
cent.

CAB reported operating
income of $6.9 million for the
quarter, an increase of $277,000
or 4.2 per cent quart r-ovets
quarter.

CAB's quarterly revenues of
$20.5 million increased by $1.4
million or seven per cent quar-
ter-over-quarter, while its oper-
ating expenses of $10.6 million
increased by $902,000 or 9 per
cent.

Basic and diluted earnings
per share for the quarter
increased from $0.27 in the 2007
third quarter to $0.30, repre-
senting an increase of $0.03 or
11.11 per cent.

D>>>>S>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yasir Mirza, CA
Senior Manager
Grant Thornton - Bahamas

‘t

The Technical Update will be led by Grant Thornton Partner, Kendrick Christie, who is the Immediate Past President of
The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, and who serves on Grant Thornton’s Global Audit Review Team. He will,
be joined by Mrs. Lizette Keller, a partner with Grant Thornton - El Salvador, who is responsible for all IFRS matters at
her Firm, and as a professor of accountancy at a local University in El Salvador. They will be assisted by Mr. Yasir Mirza,
an audit and assurarice senior manager at Grant Thornton Bahamas, who has significant experience auditing mutual funds,

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FINDEX 867.41 YTD (-8.89%)

BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE: CHANGE
AML $1.71 ge 0 3.01%
BBL $0.81 - — $-0:08 1,000 -4.71%
BOB $7.64 $- 0 -20.50%
BPF $11.80 $- 0 0.00%
BSL $14.60 $- Oe 0.00%
BWL $3.49 <. 0 4.64%
CAB’) $1415 Se 0 17.43%
CBE $7.30 $- 13,798 -13,40% .
CHL $2.83 $- 0 -10.16%
CIB $11.60 e 1,110 -20.55%
GCWCB $2.79 $0.05. ..0 -44.64%
DHS | $2.66 $011 3,000 13.19%
FAM _ $7.80 $- 0 8.33%
FBB $2.37 $- 0) -10.57%
FCC $0.33 $-0.03 1,000 -57.14%
FCL $520 e 0 0.39%
FCLB $1.00 $- 0 0.00%
FIN $11.89 $-0.11 8,150 8.19%
ICD $6.81 $- 0 6.07%
JSJ $11.10 . $0.10 1,000 0.91%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%
DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

¢ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) has declared a quarterly dividend
of $0.06 per share, payable on November 11, 2008, to all share-
holders of record date October 31, 2008.

_ «FAMGUARD Corporation (FAM) has declared a quarterly
dividend of $0.06 per share, payable on November 14, 2008, to
all shareholders of record date November 7, 2008.

° Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) has declared a semi-annual
dividend of $0.16 per share, payable on November 25, 2008, to
all shareholders of record date November 17, 2008.

PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERINGS:

° FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced it will be extending the

_ deadline of its private placement offering. The preferred shares

will be paying a dividend rate of prime + 1.75 per cent, payable
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. By ‘CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL |
Business Reporter

THE Bahamas’ ‘Obama-
nia’ during Tuesday’s night
US presidential election
translated into a.major sales
boost for several restaurants

~and bars, who used the his-
toric evening to hold view-
ing and celebration parties.

-Elbin Ferguson II, a man-

ager: at. the. Coconuts
Bahama Grill‘on ‘West Bay

_ Street, said the eatery had a_
very successful and popular
election night.

“Having an election night
party turned out to be an
excellént idea,” he told Tri-
bune Business, saying
Coconuts had a good cus-

‘tomer turnout. That included

~anum »er of Americans who

. were closely watching the

results.

~ “You know, I think that

- the only reason that we did

not have a bigger turnout is

‘because of the intimacy of

the event-- you know, the
fact that people wanted to

be able to hear what was

- going on television,” Mr Fer-

“guson said. —

To cater to. the expanded
clientele; Mr Ferguson said
the restaurant changed sev: -

eral items on the menu to
reflect, the. two candidates -.
John McCain and Barack
Obama.

“We had special shots
-made up - McCain shots and. -
_ Obama shots.- which were

available, and a round of
Obama shots was passed.

“around. when... -they.
announced that Mr Obama

' was the presidenelecs os he
‘added.

“We also had two types of
buffalo wings that we sold,
the le wings and the right
wings, which were both a
huge hit.”

Jeleah Turnquest, who
owns TJ’s sports and bar
lounge on Elizabeth Avenue,
agreec that holding a view-

ing pacty was an excellent
way to drum up additional
business during a time when -
the economic downturn is.
placing a strain on business-






“q knew thi pesple would .
be reeds ‘the Seni

Ms Fuadies used the
upper level of her restaurant
for the viewing party and
_ offered food and drinks and
a flat screen TV away from
the activity downstairs.

“It went very well. When .
you are in business, you
_always have to find creative
ways to drive sales,”

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Pay day lender: Business falls despite demand rise

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL

Business Reporter



MANY Bahamians facing challeng-
ing economic times are unable to receive
salary advances or pay day loans because
they are already over-extended on cred-

it.

Kurth Wallace, owner of Absolute
Lending Solutions, told Tribune Busi-
ness that although he had seen an
increase in demand from more people
approaching him for pay day and credit
advances, his actual business has declined
because persons simply cannot meet the

BISX-listed firm
seeking stock buy-
back approval

CONSOLIDATED Water Company, the BISX-listed reverse
osmosis. plant operator, will seék shareholder approval for
amendments that will allow the firm to initiate a share buy-back






















scheme.

future.

cash on hand.



The company will hold a shareholders meeting on January 8,
2009, in Grand Cayman to obtain investor approval to amend
its Articles of Association to allow the Board of Directors to
authorise a share buy-back programme at some time in the

As presently constituted, Consolidated Water’s Articles pro-
hibit the repurchase of any previously issued shares without
shareholder approval. All Company shareholders of record as
of November 14, 2008, will be eligible to vote at this meeting.

Assuming shareholder approval is obtained, any. decision
by the company to subsequently initiate a share buy-back pro-
gram will be based upon a number of future factors.

These include Consolidated Water’s financial outlcok, busi-
ness conditions (including liquidity and capital requirements),
stock price and alternative investment options.

Any repurchase of shares would be conducted in accordance
with the rules and regulations of the US Securities and
Exchange Commission, and would be funded with available

standing loans.



(L+ R): ry mneeko’ Collie
(president of The Key-
west’ Office); Peter
McLeod, (partner of DHP
Associates); . Julian
Brown (president of
Benchmark. Bahamas);
vand Cyril Knowles (pres-
ident of Cyril E. Knowles
Construction Company)

Benchmark’s $3m realty —

CYRIL E. Knowles Con-
struction Company beat off
competition from five rival bid-
ders to win the contract for
Benchmark (Bahamas) $3 mil-
lion commercial office and retail
project at the Catmichael and

‘Fire Trail Roads junction. The

development will create some
50 jobs.

The company was recom-
mended for the construction
contract by DHP Associates,
the chartered surveyors and
project managers for the pro-
ject, which broke ground on
October 30, 2008.
~ Benchmark (Bahamas) said

the complex, featuring 15,000 |

square feet of commercial retail
Space and two standalone struc-
tures, was expected to take 12
months to construct.

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5,000 square feet. The remain-
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“This is something that was always a
problem, even before everything that
happened with the economy. People
tend to have a very large percentage of
consumer loans,” Mr Wallace said.

He added that in many cases, Bahami-
ans have a debt service ratio that has



* Increase in salary advance applicants, but fewer qualifying because already over-extended on credit
* Many Bahamians have 45 per cent debt service level for consumer loans alone

qualifications required. In turn, this is
because they already have so many out-

approached the maximum 45 per cent
on consumer loans alone, even before
they begin to seek financing for sound
investments such as a home.

Problem

“This is a very serious problem, and it
is something that Bahamians need to
really stop and think about, because what

happens is that by the time they do go
out and decide they want a home or have
an emergency and need some help, they
are not in the position to qualify and get
the financing that they need,” Mr Wal-
lace said. “So they really need to think
_about their future before they go and
commit themselves to so many unneces-
sary loans, which will hinder them when
they need to make major purchase.”

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BTC, from 1B

enue streams to compensate for
anything lost as a result in the
GSM post-paid and Hello card

rate cuts.

the ability to Wave interne!
access from a Bahamian cell

phone, plus the downloading of

music and games. Mr Johnson
said NTC had already conduct-
ed a soft launch of its ‘Internet
on the Go’ package for cus-

tomers who came in and signed
up for it.

“By making this investment
[in the TDMA conversion], our

chances are that we will gener-,

ate new revenue streams and
increase returns through the
roll-out of new products and
services,” Mr Johnson added.
BTC has invested between
$42-$43 million in its GSM con-
version to date, some $22-$23
million spent in the Family
Islands, with the remainder

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OUR LUCAYA

Resort

invested in Grand Bahama,
Abaco and New Providence.
Cellular is the most vital com-
ponent of BTC’s business, its
retail, wholesale and intercon-
nection monopoly generating
some 60 per cent of its revenues
today.

In its consultation document
on the proposed BTC rate
reductions, the PUC acknowl-
edged that it had made an
“omission” in failing to include
the state-owned incumbent’s

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Grand Bahama Island

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including its 13 restaurants and bars, room service, kitchen, stewarding and conventions
and catering departments.

The successful candidate must possess the following minimum requirements:
Previous experience as a Food and Beverage Director with 5-7 years
comprehensive experience in Food and Beverage Management inclusive of

the above areas with a He record of accomplishments.

Strong product knowledge of Food and Beverage including current trends in the

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JOB TITLE: Financial Analyst
DEPARTMENT: Finance Department

Position Summary:

Overall responsibility for the preparation of timely, accurate, and meaningful
Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Reports, analysis of
various elements of the financial statements, and Statutory Reporting.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, ability to meet deadlines
Minimum of three (3) years work experience in an accounting or auditing

field

Insurance industry knowledge a plus
Knowledge of general ledger systems.
Ability to function under pressure and to make decisions within areas

- of responsibility and provide recommendations for action to management.
Excellent organizational skills and leadership skills

,

‘Main Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements for the Company and
its subsidiaries in accordance with International Financial Reporting

_ Standards

Analytical review of the financial statements and other financial
information to identify & investigate significant variances of actual vs.
budget and/or prior year on a consolidated basis and on a more detailed
level (line of business, cost centre, geographical region) and
recommending, as needed, appropriate corrective action of financial
performance against plan and projected targets to ensure sustained

profitability

Supervision of the investment accounting team
Assisting financial managers with.development of long-term n financial
plans for the Company

Compiling budgets and preparing forecasts
Responsibility for ensuring filing of Statutory reports in all jurisdictions
where the Company operates.
Coordination of internal and statutory financial audits.

Please apply in writing on or before November 14, 2008 to:

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GSM rates in its interim licence
when services were introduced

in 2004.

As a result, the only cellular
pricing currently included in
BTC’s interim licence is the
“markedly different” TDMA
pricing, and that service is now
being phased out.

BTC is proposing six new
GSM monthly post-paid pack-
ages. They are:

e A $10 pay as you go option

e $19.999 per month for 100
minutes, with caller ID and
Voicemail

e $29.99 per month for 160
minutes, with caller ID and
Voicemail

Those three options will have
out-of-plan rates of $0.20 per
minute for weekdays; $0.10 per
minute for evenings; and $0,10
for weekends.

The final three options are:

e $59.99 for 375 minutes, with
caller ID, call waiting and for-
warding, Voicemail, Multi-Par-
ty Calling

e $99.99 for 650 minutes, with
caller ID, call waiting and for-
warding, Voicemail, Multi-Par-
ty Calling and 100 text messages

e $139.99 for 1,100 minutes,
with caller ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling and 300 text mes-

sages

The rates for the first two of
those options will be $0.15 per
minute on week days, $0.10 per
minute in the evenings, and
$0.10 at weekends. The latter
will be $0.20 per minute for
week days, $0.10 for evenings,
and $0.15 for weekends.

The PUC said post-paid
packages were designed to give
customers “greater choice and
flexibility”, adding that BTC’s
proposed GSM post-paid and
pre-paid rates, and the out-of-
plan charges, were “broadly
commensurate” with what was
offered in the US, UK< Canada
and other Caribbean jurisdic-

. tions.

For that reason, the PUC said
it was “minded to approve” the
proposed BTC prices and
licence modification.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson said
some 40,000 former TDMA

‘customers had kept the same

numbers in their conversion to
the GSM system. He added,
though, that BTC was unable
to determine the number of
‘TDMA converts who had taken
a new number.

BTC felt “pretty confident”
that the “vast majority” of
TDMA customers had switched
to GSM, with the former’s Fam-

-ily Island network already shut

down. The New Providence

THE TRIBUNE

TDMA network will be the last
to close on November 16, 2008.
Mr Johnson said BTC was
expanding the existing 1900
MHZ frequency that GSM cur-
rently operated on with an 850
MHZ overlay. The latter had
been employed by the old
TDMA network, and Mr John-
son said the overlay would give
“increased capacity and cover-
age”, because both improve as
the frequency goes lower.

“It depends on your location,
but it can as much as double
your coverage area,” Mr John-
son added of the overlay. “Cus-
tomers should experience ser-
vice comparable to TDMA and
even better.”

However, he warned ‘that
GSM customers in New Provi-
dence and Grand, Bahama
might only feel “the full effects”
in two weeks’ time, as the over-
lay takes longer to do in dense-
ly populated areas.

Taking into account the cur-
rent economic downturn, Mr
Johnson added that BTC had
moved to be flexible on the
TDMA transition. Previously,
it had required all converts to
pay their outstanding TDMA
balances in full, but had modi-
fied this stance to permit the
conversion provided payment
arrangements were worked out
beforehand.

Bahamas slips on
economic freedom

especially on fiscal freedom, its 96.2 per cent
rating being put down to having “one of the
lowest tax burdens in the world”.

Government spending and inflation were rel- |:

FROM page 1B

wine, and liquor.

“The Government also uses import permits to °
restrict imports of some agricultural goods. An
additional 10 percentage points is deducted from
the Bahamas' trade freedom score to account for
The tariff system was also
described as a “barrier to greater prosperity and

non-tariff barriers.”

closer regional integration”.

On the investment front, apart from the
restrictions on foreign. ownership i in certain sec-
tors of the Bahamian econoniy, exchange con-
trols and the failure to privatise the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC); the Her-
itage Foundation also cited the need for Invest-
ments Board approval for foreign purchases of

land greater than five acres.

Elsewhere, the Bahamas generally scored well,

atively low, but the Heritage Foundation deduct-
ed 15 points from the Bahamas’ 76.5 per cent
monetary freedom rating “to adjust for price-
control measures that distort domestic prices
for such "breadbasket" items as drugs, gasoline,
diesel oil, and petroleum gas”

' The business freedom category produced an

slow”.

80 per cent rating for the Bahamas, even though
regulations “can be subject:to official whim”
and the licence issuing process was “burden-
some” due td:a lack of transparency.

The Heritage Foundation identified software,
music and video piracy as a problem for the
Bahamas, with “existing copyright laws ignored”.
The judicial process was also branded “very

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008, PAGE 5B



Freeze cost telecoms operator $80,000 and 10 ‘major clients’ -

area with a high tourist traffic
volume — allow visitors to make
collect calls, which they do not
pay for at the time unless by
credit card, back home and to
other global locations.

The visitors are then billed
for those calls when they return
home, but One World switched
to another billing and collec-
tions company following the dis-
agreement with BBG.

That prompted BBG and its
attorney, Mrs Maynard-Gibson,

.to seek the ex-parte injunction
from the Supreme Court on the
grounds that One World had
breached its exclusivity agree-
ment and was soliciting its

‘ clients to switch to a different
company.

The August 19, 2008, injunc-
tion, a copy of which has been
obtained by Tribune Business,
shows that BBG obtained a
wide-ranging Supreme Court
order that prevented Ms Cole-
brook -nd One World from
“entering into contracts with
any hotel or any other business”

that wa: previously a client of-

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BEGET UTSARTET ES

their relationship.

That, in effect, froze One
World’s business for the seven
weeks the injunction was in
force. The injunction also
required Systems Resource
Group (SRG), the IndiGo Net-
works parent, which provided
services to the One World/BBG
arrangement from diverting
calls away from the call centre
used in their November 2000
agreement.

SRG was also ordered to
programme its equipment to
ensure all calls coming from
One World numbers be divert-
ed to BBG’s call centre, and
that.telephone numbers previ-
ously assigned to. BBG be
returned to it.

Other aspects of the i injunc-
tion involved:

Preventing ‘One World from -

requiring clients to divert calls
to any call other than BBG’s
- One World restoring PBX
systems at hotels and other busi-
ness clients to their status pre-
dispute.

Preventing One World from

“interfering with the business
of the BBG/One World Joint
Venture.

Ensuring One World and Ms
Colebrook assigned any con-
tracts they had entered into to
the BBG/One World joint ven-
ture.

Sources familiar with the sit-
uation told Tribune Business

-that as a result of the injunc-

tion, One World had to make
staff part-time as opposed to
full-time. “They lost clients in
Freeport and Nassau,” one told
Tribune Business.

“They lost the Our Lucaya
hotel in Freeport, the British
Colonial Hilton in Nassau and
the Wyndham at Cable Beach.
They lost about 10 clients, and
most of them were large
clients.” The source alleged
that One World had lost about
$80,000 in revenues as a result.

Ms Colebrook declined to
comment when contacted by
Tribune Business, but docu-
ments obtained by this newspa-
per show BBG did its best to
ensure One. World was effec-

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

‘Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s Application to
Modify Schedule 1 of its Interim License

The. Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”

or “the Commission”),

The Bahamas’ regulator of the telecommuhications sector, is pleased
to. invite comments on its consultation document on the captioned
application from the Bahamas Telecommunjcations Company Ltd. (BTC).

The objectives of this public consultation are to:

a) inform the public and interested parties of BTC’s application to
modify Schedule 1 of their Interim Licence to include rates for ~
various GSM Cellular Mobile Services;

indicate the Commission’s intention for the application received
from BTC; and

c) invite comments from the public and interested parties.

The Commission is required to exercise its powers and functions in a manner
that is timely, transparent, objective, non-discriminatory and consistent with
the objectives of the Telecommunications Act, 1999, and any elhr relevant.

documents.

The Public Consultation Document can be obtained from the Commission’s
office located at 4 Terrace East, Collins Avenue, Nassau or downloaded
from the Commission’s web site at www.pucbahamas.gov.bs. Written
comments should be submitted by November 28, 2008. via post, hand delivery,

facsimile or e-mail to:

tively shut down for the length
of the injunction.

A September 15, 2008, let-
ter from BBG’s US attorney,
Jerry Grumpel at Sheppard,
Mullin, Richter & Hampton,
warned Russ Lovell of ILD, a
rival collections and billing ser-
vice, not to do business with
One World. :

Referring to One World as
BBG’s “exclusive agents” in the
Bahamas, the letter said: “We
understand that you are work-
ing with the agents (and their
company JTel) to divert busi-
ness in the Bahamas from BBG
to ILD or other providers of
operator services.

“We caution you not to
engage in any activity that inter-
feres with BBG’s exclusivity
rights with respect to the agents
and the contract they procured
in the Bahamas...... BBG will
take all-appropriate measures
to hold you accountable should
you induce, facilitate or partic-
ipate in any violation of the
Order by the BBG agents or
interfere with BBG’s contrac-



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Lot #39 (25°x1 D0")
wrhse 1,3704sq, ., Blk
ASS hse #64-Lincoin
Bivd (Appraised
Vaiue 57,780.00)

Vacant tot #302
(8,900sq. f.} mare or
fess- Winton weadows
Sub #2 (Appraised
Yaiue $85,000.00)

Lot #13, Bik #84
{50'x1 20°) wifbuliding . —

. {59 Bsq. f.}-East St

Lot (50?x300")
wibullding (1,91 2sq.
Â¥t.}- Deveaux St
(Appraised Value
% 429,000.00)

Lot #16 (60°x107")
whouse-Smith Ave

Gardens Sub

Lor #2174 {50'x100"}
wiise ax upholstery
shap -- Roosevelt Ave
{Appraised Value
$137,000.00}

Lot #48, Bk #1
(50's OO") with cwe
storey 4 units building
west of Famity St off
Solider Rd (Appraised. —
Vakie
$238,000.00)

9. | Lot #29 a #30,
{30’x300"), Bik #47
wfbhuliding (1, 1 40sq.
ft.)}~ Matthew St,
Nassau Village
{Appraised Value
$145,000.00)

12. Low #5 ax #6
(150x100) wihse-
Sitver Paim Lu imperial
Park (Appraixed

Value i
$343,650.00)

23. Lem MEFS (41 xd PT}
wehse (SOSsq. ft.}-Otd
Cedar St. Yellow Elder
{Appraised Vaine
$45,000.00)

42. Lows #3 a #4, Bik
#4&7 (SORI00")
‘widuplex (1,532sq. .
ft.)-Forbes St Nassau
Vilage {Appraised

- Vatue
& £2G,O0V.00)

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(10, Q000sq. fr.) Bik
#354 witwo starey
bantiding (5,%820q. f.}-
Pik. Rose Ave’ ax
Chita S¢

14. Loc #29 (SOR 100%)
Bik M11 wehse
£3, S67 sq. f.)-New
Hope De Jaan’s Heights
West Sub

1S. Lot #338
(GO'RE 7, 24) wihse
(4. 735sq. Arawak
Ave Pytrom’s Addition
{Appraised Vahiw
$432,000.00) |

1G Lot AS, Bik #13
(7,32 80sq. f&)- ;
Yorksitve St Westward.
Villas (Ageraiced .
Walae
$400,000.00)

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Mangrove Cay Andros

Vessels

tual rights.”

The Grumpel letter added,
apparently incorrectly, although
the injunction was then still in
force, that One World’s dis-
charge application had been
“denied” by the Supreme Court
and that the Bahamian firm was
prevented from diverting busi-
ness away from BBG.

And an October 15, 2008,
letter from BBG to Bahamas-
based clients did nothing to dis-
pel the impression that the
Supreme Court injunction was
still in full effect: While the let-
ter does not mention anything
about the injunction, it does not
say its has been removed.

The letter, from BBG rep-
resentative Ricardo Singer, con-
firmed the company was work-
ing through Bahamas.Commu-

- nications Services, a One World

competitor in which PLP MP
Shane Gibson is said by sources

to have an-interest, to provide —

operator-assisted services in the
Bahamas. ....

The letter denied that BBG
had “breached any of its: ee

ations” to One World, and
added: “Our guarantee has
always been to pay the highest
commission, while maintaining
commercial call rates and excel-
lent customer service.

“In these times of extremely.
low occupancy and economic
uncertainty, we will be
approaching you with creative
proposals that will ensure prof-
itability for your telephone
department.”

One source told Tribune
Business that operator-assisted
telephone services was a sector
of the Bahamian telecoms mar-
ket that was relatively unregu-
lated, and needed tougher
supervision from the Public
Utilities Commission (PUC).

“The PUC started doing it
and then stopped,” the source
said, saying its regulatory plans
were tied to the proposed
licence for resale of voice ser-
vices that it hoped to issue.

“Right now, the operator-
assisted services industry is run-
ning free and doing what it
likes.”

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9. Lot (4, 3440q. f2.) |
widuplex building .
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(Appraised Value
$94,640.00)

ZO. Lot #43 (9Q'K100")
w/bullding- Russell Sc
Mantuww. Town ingaua
(Appraised Vatue
$120,000.09) .

Grand Basham |
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WIZ Link #F f

{11,250sq. ‘fey 4,

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(100"x 150") with .
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’ Nelcon 8d Poinciana
Gardens Grand
Bahama (Agpraised .-
Value $76,000.00):

23. Loe #37 (SO SO}
with six plex 2-storey

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Laundromat

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Mile Rock Grand

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{Appraised Value
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#S9, Unk #3
(22,7528. &.) 45°
or canal front:
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Ingrave Dr Emerald’
Bay Sub Grand ~
Baharna (Appraised
Value :
$410,000.00) -
26, Vacant toc #21, Bik
#3 (14,161sq. ft.)
Waterfall Dr Seahorse |
Village Sub Grand
Bahama (Appraised
| Maine $403,000.00) |
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duplex foundation-
Sahtash a& Tresco Rd
Freeport Ridge Sub
Grand Bahama —
{Ageraised Value
$42,000.00) i
28. Loe #15, Bik #15
Unit @3 (SOx? 257)—
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Bahams (Appraised ,
Vahwe $23,000.00)
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Grand Bahama
(Appraised Vatue
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Section #1
(12, 500sq. ft.) -
Boefish St oc’ Polaris °
Dr, Carvel Beach:
Grand Bahama 3
(Appraleed Vahie
$40,000.00)
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Beach Grand Bahama,
(Appraired Value _
$74,970.00).
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complex, ax coin
Laundromat—Queens
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Murphy Town Abaca
(Appraised Vaine
$102,420.00).

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wifour cottages and
one storage building
rotafing (4, 1 Bisa.
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Treasure Cay Abaco

(Appraised Value
$880,308.00)

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whouse Lord St -

43, Vacant portion of lot
7 (SORE IO7}— West
James Cistern
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49. Vacant jot #95
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Commadore Rd

Elizabeth Harbour Est.
Exuma (Appraised
Value $45,000.00)

vehicles

(1) 03 Dodge Caravan

(t) 96 Ford Explorer

(1) 97 Dodge Stratus

(1) O14 Ryundal H-1 Van

(1) 01 Kia Bus 12 Seacer

(1) 78 L OO Ford Boom Truck

(1}.02 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX.

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48" (1989) North Carolina Hull

52’ (1979) Hatters Vessel (MY Buddy)

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122° Single Screw Steel Hull (1940) MV Lisa J fl,
yessel has a new engine requiring Installation. And

can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama

_Mr. Michael J. Symonette,
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
. P.O. Box N — 4860
Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone: 242 322 4437
Fax: 242 323 7288

Email: PUC@pucbahamas.gov.bs.

The public ts invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender” to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O. Box
N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or
telephone 327-5780 for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned
properties and assets should be received by or on November 14, 2008, The Bahamas Development Bank
reserves the right to reject any or all offers, All assets are sold as-is.


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NOTICE

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Ltd. has relocated to:







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Bank Lane & Bay Street

Please note that the telephone and
fax numbers reinain the same

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Performance Air Limited a leading regional airline
invites successful applicants for the position of Line
Pilot:

Successful applicant should possess the fallowing
qualifcaions:

A minimum of 2,500 flight hours, a Bahamian pilot’s
license with minimum rating.of Airplane Single and
Multi-Engine Land, Commercial. with instrument
rating.

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Bahamas leads Caribbean
on top realtor designation

THE Bahamas is the
Caribbean country with the
highest percentage of realtors
who have passed the Council of
Residential Specialists (CRS)
designation.

William Wong, the Bahamas.

Real Estate Association’s

(BREA) president, said: “Less .

than 4 per cent of all US real-

.tors hold this designation. We

have a much higher percentage
in the Bahamas, probably
around 7 per cent, and certain-
ly the highest percentage in the
Caribbean region”.

BREA recently organised a
members’ course conducted by
visiting lecturer, Tina Daniel,
of Searcy, Arkansas. Some 25

Bahamian realtors attended the
course ‘CRS 204, Creating
Wealth through Real Estate
Investments’.

Ms. Daniel said: “This course
is very:concentrated. We used
to take three days to cover the
material, but we now complete
the topics in two days. Those
attending really have to

focus, since the final day
examination is most demand-
ing.

“Successful realtors silk real-
ly have earned their designa-
tion ‘Council of Residential
Specialists’ (C.R.S.), which is
the highest professional qualifi-
cation awarded to realtors in
the residential sales field”.

VISITING real estate lecturer for
the Council of Residential Special-
ists, Tina Daniels, is seen with’
William Wong, CRS, president of
_the Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion (BREA), during a break in the
CRS 204 Course ‘Creating Wealth
through Real Estate Investments’,
held recently at the Sandals Resort.

Photo: Keith Parker,
PS News/Features

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WATERSEDGE INVESTMENTS LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 7, 2008
when its Articles.of Dissolution were submitted and tegustered, by the
Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas. ;

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are re-
quired on or-before the 22nd day of December, 2008 to-send their names -
and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of
the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

November 10, 2008
SHAKIRA BURROWS

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPAR

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SAINTIRA DUMERCY
of MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS . is.

applying to the Minister responsible: for Nationality ‘and NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen ; :

of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any : OF .
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from. the 3RD day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and’ Citizenship, P.O.Box:"N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

JCATRTAR, ae

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| Notice is hereby given that liquaticn of the above
company commenced on the 06th day of November,
2008, Credit Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas
Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, RO.Box
N-3023, Nassau, The Bahamas has_ been eppoinied
Liquidator of the Company. |

NOTICE

MI HIPPI D.
Which airline operates from’
terminal? :
Which airline terminal has compliment).
service? :
Which airline offers full concierge. service to their passengers?

Pursuant. to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby
given that the above-named Company has been dissolved and
Which airline offers complimentary bottle water on ail of it flights struck off ‘the Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution
Which terminal area offers passe gers free Water, Coffee, Tea issued by the Registrar General on the 31st day of October,
and. Popcorn? ee A.D., 2008.
Which airline offers its passengers free. parking with 24hrs.
| security? _ a
Which airline rewards you
purchase?
Which airline has

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
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Public Hospitals Authority
~ Commonweatt of The Bahamas

Request for Proposals for
HEALTH SECTOR REVIEW CONSULTANCY:
Princess B Matdaret nigspital Replacement Project

The Public: ‘Hospitals ‘athority of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas iis. seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide

consultancy services for completing a comprehensive review of the
Health and Healthcare Sector of The Bahamas. The purpose of this
review is'to guide the planning process for the construction of a new
general boat in New Providence.

1 The: colenud ae will be required to design nd lead the assessment
exercise and’ deliver. a full: report on findings, detailing and
benchmarking against international standards trends in the areas of .
demography, hospitals services operations, financing, construction —
and competition from both in-country and out-of-country facilities,

1 among other. areas which should be considered in the planning for the

esponisible for analyzing and Jesinitlatng the
) that it is useful to decision, makers both to’
ea renmaent and the interconnections of its

.Org at copy. to: Pienee hetlaahe org) It
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efor submission of proposals.

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BFSB training a key ‘foundation’

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) organised
a training session for staff at
the Registrar General’s
Department’s Companies
Department, in a bid to keep
them abreast of industry prod-
uct development.

The lecturer was Nadia Tay-
lor, a member of BFSB’s Reg-
istry Services Working Group

and an associate at law firm

Higgs & Johnson. The session
incorporated an introduction
to Foundations, the registra-
tion process and an overview
of the powers and duties of the
Registrar under Part X of the
Foundations Act.

As a member of the Registry

~ Services Working Group, Ms

Taylor has also produced a
Guidance Note on the Contin-
uation (Redomiciliation) of a
Foundation for use by the Reg-
istrar General’s Department.
Foundations are increasingly
are being recognised as an

POWER, from 1B

Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny with.
“We've just made the acqui-

' sition and have been on the

ground recently, taking some
time to see what the opportuni-
ties are,” she added. “But we’re
definitely looking at that
[renewable energy].

“Wind is something we are

pursuing, and also the possibil-

ities for tidal. We believe that
may work off the coast of the
Bahamas. Again, it’s very early
stages, but it’s something we’re
going to invest in and pursue.”

Emera holds a 7.4 per cent

"Stake in OpenHydro, an Irish-

based renewable tidal energy
company, which has been oper-
ating an electricity-producing
tidal turbine for the past two
years off the Scottish coast.
Ms Nicholson said Emera
eventually hoped to install
between 200-300 tidal turbines,

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE BAHAMAS
Common Law and Equity Division

important product for wealth
management.

Foundation

The Foundation is a vehicle
used for holding private assets
for the benefit of a persons or
purposes. These assets are
endowed to the Foundation to
be managed in accordance with
the objects or purposes speci-
fied in the Charter. The Foun-
dations Act 2004 created the
Bahamian Foundation, touted
at that time as a milestone
because the Bahamas
became the first premier com-
mon law jurisdiction with legal
provision for foundations.

Foundations represent an
expansion of this jurisdiction's
capability to service a new
client base. The Foundations
(Amendment) Act 2007 fleshed
out the provisions of the Foun-
dations Act, 2004,

Some of the more important

at an as-yet unspecified loca-

‘tion, and tie them together to

generate a large amount of elec-
tricity. It had just won a con-
tract with EDF, the French
power supplier, to build tidal

turbines off the French coast.

As for where the Bahamas
fits in on tidal power, Ms
Nicholson added: “It has the
potential, certainly. There has
to be an investigation into what
the seabed is like there. We
believe it is a possibility, but it’s
going to fake quite a lot of
work.”

EContitming that Emera
would be “interested” in acquir-
ing the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC) should the
Government decide to privatise

‘it, Ms Nicholson said the com-
pany was seeking to invest a.

further $250-$400 million in the
Caribbean region over the next
three to five years.

“We’re looking at investing

2008/CLE/qui/916

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel
or lot of land situate in the Settlement of Salt Pond
in the Island of Long Island one of the islands of
the said Commonwealth of The Bahamas which
said lot is bounded Northwardl land now or
ced the PePaty claimed ' ie ohn Knowles

‘and running together thereon Three hundred

and Sixty Seven fan Five hundredths (367.05)
feet Southwardly by land now or formerly the
property of the said George Knowles and running
thereon One hundred and Seventy Two and Fifty
Eight hundredths (172.58) feet Westwardly
partially by land now or formerly the pbery
of John Knowles and partially by land now or
formerly the property of George Knowles and
running thereon Two hundred and Two and
Fifteen hundredths (202.15) feet and Eastwardly
by a. (30) feet wide road reservation and
uo ereon Two hundred: and Sixty Seven
(267) feet which said piece parcel or lot of land
has such position boundaries shape marks and
dimensions as are on a plan filed herein and

‘thereon coloured Pink:

‘IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act,

1959

‘AND IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of

Randolph Lawrence Knowles.

NOTICE

The Quieting Titles Act, 1959

The, Petition of RANDOLPH LAWRENCE KNOWLES of the |
Imperial Park subdivision in the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate
in the Settlement of Salt Pond in the Island
of Long Island one of the islands ofthe said

-Commonwealth. of The Bahamas which. said

lot is bounded Northwardly by land_now. or
formerly the property claimed by John Knowles
and running together thereon: Three. hundred
and Sixty Seven rand Five hundredths Bor 05)
feet Southwardly by land now_or formerly
the property of the said George Knowles and
running thereon One hundred and Seventy
Two ane Ey Eight pace (172.58) feet
Westwardly partially by land now or formerly
iz roperty of Toh Roses and partially by

now or formerly i property of oe
oni and .running thereon Two hundred
and Two and Fifteen hundredths (202.15) feet

amendments related to the
appointment of a Foundation
agent, the compulsory nature
of the Foundation Council, and
the rights of a beneficiary.
Members of BFSB's Registry
Services Working Group are
Antoinette Russell/Tanya Pin-
der/Shantelle Ferguson, Credit
Suisse Trust; Bryan Glinton,
Glinton Sweeting & O’Brien;
Bryinda Carroll, Callenders &
Co.; Charmaine Tucker, Lom-
bard Odier Darier Hentsch
Bank & Trust; Cordelia Fer-
nander, UBS _ Trustees
Bahamas; Crystal
Butler/Rochelle Sealy, Price-
waterhouseCoopers; Hollie
Lunn/Nadia Taylor, Higgs &
Johnson; Lamantha ! aycock,
Lennox Paton; Maria McDon-
ald, MMG Bahamas Ltd.;
Michelle Pindling-Sands, Gra-
ham, Thompson & Co.; Pamela

: Klonaris, Klonaris & Co.: and

Yolanda Coakley, Trident ‘Cor-
porate Services.

$250-$400 million more over the
next three to five years in the
region,. and ‘are looking at all
opportunities,” Ms Nicholson
said, when asked what percent-
age of that investment would
be in the Bahamas.

Emera acquired its 25 per ~
cent Grand Bahama Power .
Company interest via its $42
million purchase of Lady Hen-
rietta St George’s 50 per cent
stake in ICD Utilities. That is
the BISX-listed holding com-
pany for a 50 per cent stake in
the Power Company.

Emera executives now domi-
nate the ICD Utilities Board,
and Ms Nicholson said the com-
pany was attracted to the.

Bahamas and wider Caribbean .

by the prospect of relatively
higher investment returns than
it would get elsewhere.

The Canadian power pro-
ducer entered the Cari. bean in
January 2007, when it pur-
chased a 19 per cent stake in
LUCILEC, the St Lucia-based
electricity supplier. Ms Nichol-
son explained that Emera was
not necessarily interested in a
controlling interest in its acqui-
sitions, but targeted. opportuni-
ties that presented a good
return, and where other share-
holders allowed it to bring its
full range of talents and exper-
tise to the table.

“That was our first foray into
the Caribbean,” she said of the
LUCILEC deal. “From that
point on, we decided to invest
further in the region. We see a
lot of opportunities for us, and
the investment returns are high-
er there. There are higher
growth rates in the region, and-
the Bahamas has one of thé}
highest growth tates in the:
region.

“We have a good ‘elitionshif
with Marubeni [Grand Bahama
Power Company’s 55.4 er cent
majority owner] and feel we can
work with them to imp: ove the: .
utility for everyone’s benefit. in

“Our goal is to have influence
where we are, not necessarily!
control. We want to partner.
with investors who think we:
have something to add, and:
allow us to bring our expertise.
to the table.”

Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany has about 19,000 customer
and generation capacity of 137:
megawatts (MW). “We think
we can help the utility with:
potential new generation and
growth,” Ms Nicholson said.

“The generation used now is!
not as efficient and clean as-
we’d like, and the people of:
Grand Bahama would like, so:
we’re looking at Oeporunies;
to improve that.

“But it’s really very early to
say what is going to happen. I
know we have people working:

and Eashwardly by a thirt veo feet wide road
reservation and running thereon Two hundred
and Sixty Seven-(267) fe

' onit as a focus, and I know we!
had some people down in the-
Bahamas a couple of weeks ago.
We’ve not spent much time get-
ting in there to decide what the
priorities are.” :

Emera financed its purchase:
of Lady Henrietta’s ICD stake
with its existing credit facilities; |
valuing its long-term in\ stment:
at $85.9 million with a $41 mil:
lion discount for not having a‘
controlling interest.

_ The transaction with Emera:
priced Lady Henrietta’s stake:
at $8.20 per share, a price that:
some might say represents a
‘generous 47.2 per cent premium |
to the $5.57 closing price for
ICD Utilities shares in Money)
‘September 15, 2008. i
’ Through its two subsidiaries!
Nova Scotia Power and Bangor-
Hydro-Electric Power, Emera
supplies power to some 600,000
customers in Canada. Nova
Scotia Power supplies 97 per:
cent of that region’s power,)
serving 478,000 customers:
through $3 billion in assets and
1,700 employees. Bangor
Hydro-Electric Power, mean-:
while, serves 116, are customers
in'Maine.

Randolph Lawrence Knowles claims to be the owner of the fee
simple estate in possession of the said piece parcel or tract of land
free from encumbrances.

And the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said piece parcel or tract
of land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower or a
right to dower or an adverse claim ora claim not recognised in the
Petition shall by the end of 30 days after the final publication in the
newspapers of this Notice on December 8, 2008 file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statement of
his claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement
es Claim within the time prescribed will operate as a bar to such
claim.

Copies of the filed lan may be inspected at the Resiey of the
Supreme Court, and at the chambers of Messrs. Harry B. Sands,
Lobosky & Company situated at Fifty Shirley Street, Nassau,
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The last best
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n his rapid but wedious climb
to the US presidency, Barack
Obama promoted a whole-

some creed based on family .

values, equal opportunities for. -

all, fair reward for a hard day’s work,
and a true belief that anything is pos-
sible in the land of the free if you'r re
willing to strive for it,

Throughout his almost flawless cam-
paign, Obama transcended age, race,
gender, class and religion to convey'a

message of compassion and lend sub- -

stance to the American dream.

In the process, he laid a template
for politicians everywhere, including
the Bahamas, where idealism, fairness

and consideration for the less fortu- -

‘nate in society have rarely figured_as
priorities among a ruling class fired
primarily by self-interest and greed.

To be fair, the examples set by colo-
nial administrations were hardly exem-
plary, while truly inspirational leader-
ship like that apparently offered by
Obama has been rare to the point of
virtual non-existence in the post-war
era. Gandhi and Kennedy aside, you
have to search hard and long for politi-
cians with the power to make grown
men weep with joy.

In my lifetime, ’'ve seen no-one in

international politics whose offer of

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religion to convey a message of compassion
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everywhere, including the Bahamas, where

idealism, fairness and consideration for the.

less fortunate in society have rarely figured
as priorities among a ruling class fired
primarily by selfinterest and greed...”

—John Marquis



hope has been so widely embraced. To
see the Japanese chanting Obama’s
name so ecstatically was uplifting for all
those who yearn for global harmony.

_ His appeal is virtually limitless.

And his resounding victory tells. us

that the United States of America, 232

years after independence, 143 years
after the Civil War, and four decades
after the Civil Rights Bill, has finally
come of age.

Qbama’s triumph has resonated
throughout the free world, especially
Europe, but its greatest impact will

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eties where post-colonial governance
has been far'from stellar.

Let’s hope he shows the same impa-
tience with the likes of Robert Mugabe
as he does with black Americans who

.constantly fall back on excuses for their
lack of progress in life.

Let’s hope he continues his drive to
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The day after his win, Obama’s first
task was to take his daughters to
school, having expressed his bound-
less love for them: during. his accep-
tance address. Throughout his cam-
paign, it became evident that.Obama’s
family background — though he effec-
tively lost both parents at an early age

'—— is the bedrock of his success. -

The man has substance born of
adversity. He is a truly international
being, the exact opposite of his
appalling predecessor. And he is the
best orator I can recall since Winston.

Churchill and Aneurin Bevan, far bet- i

ter, in fact, than either John F Kennedy
or Martin Luther King.
Let’s hope that Bahamian politicians,

in particular, will take note of this —

man’s vision, his apparent humility, his
undoubted ability, and the inclusive-
ness of his cause. _

If he is half what he appears to be,
Obama could literally change the
world, if only in its perception of the
United States, which under George W
Bush became virtually a pariah power
with no moral compass and the kind of
coarse, brazen hubris others found dis-
tasteful.

Like all political leaders, Obama will
be judged, not simply. by his personal
qualities, but by those he chooses to
serve in his inner circle.

If he repeats the policy he adopted



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so admirably as editor of the Harvard
Law Review, when he fazed fellow

‘black liberals by including three right-
.wing Republicans on the editorial

board, he will prove beyond doubt that
his inclusivity is genuinely felt.

He seems to recognise that Ameri-
ca’s plight is so deep in so many areas
that a purely partisan approach to tal-
ent selection is neither useful nor
appropriate.

Most impressive of all, though, is
that he saw himself as a man of destiny,
almost from the start, with a genuine

_ mission to help those less gifted and

fortunate than himself.

Having aced his course at Harvard,
he could have had the pick of the top
banks, law firms and corporations in

‘pursuing his legal career. Instead he

went off to Chicago as a community
organiser fuelled not by self-aggran-

: ‘disement or personal gain, but by a

real desire to help those who could not
help themselves.

Can anyone tell me, please, where
we can find this brand of self- -denying
idealism in the Bahamian political
class, a cadre of people who are — for
the most ‘part — fired up only by a
desire to get on the government payroll
and ride out five years of self-preening
futility?

Can anyone identify a single soul in

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politics here who has even a
shred of Obama’s idealism and
vision, a genuine desire to uplift
his or her nation and promote
the welfare of its people?
Instead, large swathes of Nas-
sau’s political community con-
tinue to laud.a man — Sir Lyn-
den Pindling — who not only
lacked vision, but contributed
enormously to the country’s
ignominy in the 1980s, when it
was almost taken over by
Colombian drug lords.
“Pindling never had a nation-
al plan,” a political insider told

Insight, “nor was he particular- °

ly motivated by the cause of the
people. In fact, though he was

‘brought up over the hill, he -

found it difficult to identify with
other people because he lived
such an enclosed existence.”
Far from being a man of the
people, the source said, Pindling
was a cosseted only child whose
parents disliked him mixing
with others of his own age and
class. Hence, by. the time he
emerged on the political scene
in the ‘mid-1950s, having attend-
ed law school in London, he
was really quite disconnected
from grassroots Bahamians,
though he quickly learned to
_address the issues closest to

_ trasted with John McCain’s




their hearts.

By contrast, Obama rose
from humble beginnings to pro-
mote the cause of ordinary folk,
a mission which brought him
into contact with the Rev Jere-
miah Wright, a ranting racist
preacher who came closest to
de-railing his drive for The
White House.

Gbama’s success was well
deserved for many reasons, but
his ability to overcome the
handicaps of his own colour, his
own name, the curse of Jeremi-
ah Wright, the formidable chal-
lenge of Hillary Clinton, and
the vicious onslaught of the
Republicans and John McCain
marks him as a man who is not
to be taken lightly. —

Behind the affable exterior,
the imperturbable calm, and the
celebrity smile lies a core of
steel, according to his associ-
ates.

. Though some of his campaign
colleagues showed arrogance
early on, they quickly learned
from their mistakes and carried

out their mission in a way that -

impressed veterans of the pres-
idential election ‘circus.
Even a day or so before the
poll, Obama was described by
MSNBC anchor Rachel Mad-
dow as the coolest guy in town,
and it was this coolness, con-

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over to his cause.

Following, as he does, the
thoroughly discredited regime
of George W Bush in a time of
national crisis, Obama has the
opportunity to become the
great president America is seek-
ing.

Generally speaking, great
presidents are not produced in
the good times, but in the bad,
as when Abraham Lincoln had
to hold the union together

. through a bloody civil war.

Times have scarcely been
worse for America than at the
present time, so Obama will
have to produce solutions to
myriad problems on several
fronts, including two costly wars
and a financial crisis that threat-
ens to undermine America’s
power base.

If he fulfils the immense
hopes and expectations of his
supporters, and re-establishes
America’s status in world
affairs, Obama will indeed join
the upper-ranks of US. presi-
dents, setting a new standard
‘for governance in the modern
era.

Meanwhile, politicians in the

- Bahamas need to pick up a few

tips from the new president-

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How ‘Calamity Jane’
finished off John McCain

m@ By JOHN MARQUIS
Managing Editor
JUDGED purely on her

looks, Sarah Palin is a cracker.

Hardly a single red-blooded

male in North America has not

had outrageous thoughts about

Mrs Palin over the past nine

weeks.

She walks well, she talks well,
has a mouth as enticing as a
bowlful of sugared raspberries,
and, doggone it, a wink that
must have made Joe Sixpack,
Joe the Plumber and every Joe
Blow south of Ice Station Zebra
go watery round the knee-caps.

When she began gyrating
seductively to the music on Sat-
urday Night Live - ‘You
betcha!’ - there was barely a
male on the planet who didn’t
feel the earth move.

There is no doubt that, had
presidential races been won
strictly on an ability to make
otherwise sane and rational
men howl plaintively at the
moon, Sarah Palin — together
with her rather, less sexually
engaging sidekick John McCain
— would by now be preparing
themselves for a triumphant dri-
ve down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Unfortunately for McCain,
all but the Republican Party’s
intellectually challenged hard-
core base saw through Mrs Pal-
in’s superficial appeal and took
fully into account the truly
awful implications of her selec-
tion.

McCain’s credibility, until
then fairly sound, evaporated
soon after he reached out to
America’s North-West Frontier
to enlist the services of Alaska’s
physically alluring governor.

For in picking Palin to add
colour and glamour to his fast-
fading campaign, McCain dis-
played such appalling lack of
judgment that he could no
longer be considered a realistic
option for president in psa
dangerous world. -



Had McCain chosen wisely, if

there is little doubt the presi-
dential race would have been
much closer. Right up to the
end of the Democratic conven-
tion, I thought the Vietnam vet-
eran had more than a fighting
chance of eclipsing the phe-
nomenon that is Obama.

However, he allowed himself:

to be panicked into a corner by
the sheer magnificence of Oba-
ma’s convention speech. Fran-
tically seeking glitz over sub-
stance, he plucked Sarah from
the ice-bound wastes of Alas-
ka in an act of cynical voter
manipulation that backfired
badly.

It will go down as one of the
truly classic boo-boos of mod-
ern political history.

McCain and his backers knew
what was needed. They sought a
God-fearing, pro-life, gun-lob-
byist frontierswoman to ride
shotgun as he steered his bat-
tered buckboard into the
increasingly hostile territory of
the Wild West battleground

' states.

They needed someone who
could pick off the marauders
with an unerring eye if the
wheels came loose on the plains
and deserts of middle and west-
ern America.

He thought he was getting
Annie Oakley, armed to the
teeth with a Winchester rifle

and a couple of Buntline Spe- .

cials. What he got was Calamity
Jane.

INSIGHT, being essentially
diffident in such matters, rarely
looks back and says: “I told you
so.” But here’s what we said on
September 15, not long after
Palin was picked:

The question now is whether
Palin will be able to sustain her
appeal once the novelty has
worn off or whether her short-
comings will become grotesque-
ly obvious before polling day on
November 4.

The ‘bounce’ her appearance
(at the convention) gave McCain
in the opinion polls is meaning-
less in that all bounces go up
before coming down, and my
guess is, based on what I’ve seen
over the past week, that Palin
could become a weight round
McCain’s neck once more is
known about her.

It gives us no pleasure to
record that these misgivings
proved to be resoundingly right
in every sense.

After all, America’s president
is our leader, too. We need
knowledge, judgment and grav-
itas in the higher reaches of gov-
ernment, not a woman who had
no passport until a year ago, has
never been to Europe, and

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What could and should have been a close race for The White House ended
for John McCain the day he chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential
running mate. INSIGHT picks over the remains of a failed campaign...

thinks she knows about foreign
policy because Russia’s barren
and extremely remote north-
eastern tip can be seen from her
kitchen window.

Leaving aside Troopergate,
the $150,000 campaign
wardrobe, the family jollies at
taxpayers’ expense and allega-
tions of high-handed tyranny
from the Alaskan pitbull, Palin’s
real problem was that she

seemed to know abolutely noth-.

ing worth knowing.
It says little for Idaho State

University that she graduated, .

from its journalism programme
while apparently having no
insight at all into the world’s
newspapers or magazines.
When asked which publica-
tions she read, Palin couldn’t

‘remember a single title.

J-Schools attract America’s
brightest young people, the type
who can think quickly on their
feet, have wide-ranging inter-
ests, and boundless curiosity
about the world around them.
They are destined to be the
best-informed of their genera-
tion, the media movers who will

. set the nation’s agenda for

decades to come.

Even the bluffers among
them could rattle off The New
York Times, the Boston Globe,
The Baltimore Sun and The
Washington Post without giv-
ing it too much thought.

Smarter ones might even men-

tion Time, Newsweek and The
Economist. But Palin couldn’t
even name her local paper, the
Anchorage Daily News, among
her regular reads.

It was among the first of her
crushingly embarrassing con-
frontations with the press. But it
was not the last, and it so hap-
pened that the appalling lack of
curiosity implied by her limit-
ed reading habits proved to be
an accurate reflection of her
small town mindset.

As Palin galumphed her way
from one campaign podium to

- the next, mouthing banal sound-

bite phrases fed to her by
increasingly frenetic Republi-
can speech-writers, the down-
ward trajectory of that initial
“bounce” began to become
painfully pronounced.

The “star” of her party’s con-
vention began to wane so
alarmingly that fhere were fears
she might disappear over the
horizon completely, especially
when it became clear that she
didn't even know what a vice-
president did for a living, some-
how believing that her office
would give her control of the
Senate.

One woman columnist















































famously suggested there was
still time for her to pull out and

“save McCain’s chances — and
blushes.

By then it was too, late. Old
John’s buckboard was veering

' crazily, wheels buckling on
every bump, with his sidekick
firing wildly over the enemy’s
heads.

Did she deally believe Oba-
ma was a nascent terrorist? Did
she really believe he was a far-
left socialist with Marxist ideals?
Did she really think that only
Americans who thought like her

_ were “real” and patriotic Amer-
icans? Did she really believe
that Obama’s graduated tax
plan, aimed at spreading wealth
to all Americans, was minted in
the Kremlin?

It was apparently all going
down well with the extreme
Republican right,.but Ameri-.;
cans with IQs over 75 were oe
ing none of it. ots

As desperation set in, per |
insinuations became progres-.
sively unpleasant, wrecking |

. McCain’s “good guy” image in
the process and making one
wonder whether he was actual-
ly. aware of the often ‘disturb-
ing things being said in his,
name.

Eventually, intoxicated — as
all A-type women are — by the
attention she was getting, head-
strong Palin veered off-script
and began belittling the tactics.
-of the campaign she had been

’ called in to salvage.

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FROM page 3C

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vices was now being punished in
the most brazen and offensive
way.

It was like putting his faith
and trust in a pretty young wife
who repaid his good nature by
running off with the guy next

door.

In the end, it seemed that
McCain’s campaign had no
cohesion, no coherence, no
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dust, with Mrs Palin taking off
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Democrats was seized upon for
endless, and often farcical,
extrapolation to the point where
no-one — not even the Repub-
licans themselves — could
believe what was being said.

Only dopes like Sean Hanni-
ty kept the faith, but this extra-
ordinarily dim-witted former
construction worker’s views are
so utterly discredited that he
can safely be discounted along
with the poor old duffer who
told McCain on air that Oba-
ma was an Arab.

Usually so adept in the dark

arts of political spin and char-

acter assassination, the Repub-
licans became reckless in their

‘final days, wild-eyed at the tow-
ering prospect of humiliating ©

defeat as some of the big names

_ of their party began defecting

to the Obama camp.

When fanatically Republican
names like Goldwater began
disappearing over the side, it
was clear that McCain’s cause
was lost.

When Joe the Pihinber: a
self-promoting exhibitionist,

- became the dominant theme of.

the campaign, even though
most people could not. quite
grasp the significance of his
position, it was clear that
McCain-Palin was destined to
become the most dysfunctional

duo since Samson and Delilah. |

Joe was portrayed as an
enterprising small businessman

_ who would suffer greatly in the

face of Obama’s plan to raise
taxes on those earning more
than $250,000 a year.

Yet it turned out that Joe —
whose real name is Sam — is
not a qualified plumber at.all,
nor does he own a business, and
nor does he earn $250,000 a
year. In fact, he took home
$40,000 a year as an employee
of someone else until his swift
elevation to campaign mascot
for McCain, with a lucrative
book deal in the offing and a
career in Country music a possi-
ble by-product of his new
celebrity status.

Finally came Mrs Palin’s
attempt at rubbishing public
spending on fruit fly research.
As more knowledgeable mem-



IN THIS AP FILE PHOTO, President-elect Obama responds to questions
during a news conference in Chicago as vice president-elect Joe Biden,
right, listens.

bers of her party crawled under
every available table to hide
their embarrassment, she waded
into this admirable scientific
work unaware that. such
research lies right at the heart of
the fight to help autistic chil-
dren.

As a strident advocate of chil-
dren with special needs, and
mother of a mentally disabled
baby, Mrs Palin ought to have
known how important fruit flies
are in the scientists’ battle to
combat autism.

Yet she didn’t, once more dis-
playing her appalling ignorance,
even in areas where she ought
to have been well-briefed.

With that single utterance,
the cause of Sarah Palin, and
by association John McCain,
was lost in the eyes of every-
one in America with a brain
bigger than a blueberry.

Calamity Jane was a disaster
for the Republican ticket, a last-_

ing indictment of McCain’s
judgment, and — in her emer-
gence as a heroine among some
misguided Americans — a sym-
bol of that-country’s often wor-
rying insularity and unworldli-
ness.

In fact, disgruntled Republi-
can aides are now revealing that
she did not. know. Africa.was.a
continent (she thought it was a

3

country) and that she could not
name the nations which make
up North America.

If, as some people fear, she
re-emerges in 2012 as the
Republicans’ presidential nom-
inee, then America’s fiercest
critics will be forced to conclude
that a sizeable proportion of the
great republic’s population is
seriously bereft of sound judg-
ment and unworthy of the
weighty responsibilities they
bear.

Physically attractive as she i is,
it would be a sad day indeed if
Mrs Palin came to represent the
western world’s obsession with
image over substance, crlebnty,
over sanity.

If she has.a future, let.it be in
the shallow world of television,
where she began her career as a

. sports anchor, or as.a high-pro-

file cheerleader for a candidate
with sounder credentials.

Having her at the top of the
ticket would only confirm that
the Republican movement is so
much in retreat, so utterly
devoid. of intellect and sound
judgment, that it may never
again be considered a safe alter-
native in the struggle for power
in America.

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elect and look around themselves for a figure in

the Obama mould.

It has been clear for many years that this coun-
try needs a true statesman, a true luminarty, to set

a new course for the 21st century.

In just the same way that Obama will have to
break the back of Washington and its entrenched
elite, a Bahamian leader of the future will have to
break the back of the self-styled elite here, plac-
ing the national interest above their own and
being gutsy enough to challenge the status quo.



‘past and an even greater unwillingness to embrace

a better, more oe and more uplifting

future.

If the Bahamas tequires a real role model, a

true harbinger of better times ahead, it might do

well to watch Obama, a man who begins his unen-
viable task in mid-January with the aspirations of

the entire world resting on his shoulders.

The fact that Pindling is still cited as a role

model for the Bahamas is bad, bad news. It indi-
cates ‘an unwillingness to break with an unsavoury

If he fails, it’s hard to imagine where we would
turn next. Obama is burdened not only with the
adoration of millions, but also the risk of immea-
surable disillusionment among those who think
he’s the last best hope, not just for America, but
the whole of mankind.

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Readers have their say ©
‘movies with a messag:





tise this fact, encouraging the = goers went along, to
Bahamian public to try some- listen to the auc
thing different to the usual than the io:

Re: Movies with a message

YOUR article makes some

good points, and I agree with it “Hollywood blockbusters”. went to the cinemiy
,»more than disagree. I also Yours sincerely, more noise from th
appreciate you placing such a — Christopher Southgate than from the soun
thought-provoking article into Director and that’s saying samet hi
our spineless newspapers in the The Bahamas International — West Bay

first place. Thank you. Film Festival

_ However, I must take issue : Sa « ; Dear Mr Marqut'
with your words “highly dis- : _ The stories behind the news INSIGHT replies: Point tak- | greatly oni
tasteful” when referring to the oT en. However, the article was your recent exe iivis
Mel Gibson film. I felt this was . Ee aimed at commercial cinemas article about 1!

a very accurate portrayal of the
last hours of Jesus’ life. Being
_ crucified is probably not a day
‘at the park.
Religious people love to talk
about how “God gave his only
son to die on'the cross...blah
blah blah” -. but do they ever
really think about the meaning
of those words? Have they ever
truly considered a lashing with

and the 51 weeks of the year trashy violent fils iid lack +
when the festival isn’t running. good quality films tho
Shown in Bahamian cin

Hear, hear! I read your arti- = As is the case wilh) wi]

cle yesterday and I was over- articles, it was i)

joyed to know that there are’ = mark.

other people here who care For many ‘ I heave

about culture! I am originally Geappoitie - wilh ih

from Boston, but have been liv- number of films alors

ing-here for the past 20 years and containing far tao m

hose ; iolence, often-quile eratuilo
INEELLIGENT movie-goers and for t past 20 years I violence, often-c grat





a whip which tears at the skin, — byerywhere have been raving about the ‘ a have been astounded at the fact = which appear in local cing
or how a crown of thorns can liver Stone film W - portraying George : . that the culture here seems to and on televisi: it an CUI
be worn? Do Catholics and Vo Bush in bis wilderness years - be narrowing as. we vinced that films of this natuy
Anglicans think (truly) about fod the irreverent romp called ; eb. speak. When “Brokeback. greatly contribute to th
the meaning of their words to [Re !¥sulous’. brainchild of the brilliant : |. Mountain” came and'went,I increased amount of erin
re estas American comedian Bill Maher. : i race of : ‘i weed cp ac:

eat the body of Christ” and fr. pad new : ; ; ot was horrified, angry and embar- — which now takes place 4
Pcie , 3 . . he bad news for Nassau audiences fs that 3 i ie 5 , ee

drink his blood” during Com- _fhey will net be seeing either. rassed about living here. Over = sau, Freeport and ch
munion? INSIGHT investigates... the years, as you said, we have the Bahamas :

When you say: that Bahami- By JOHN MAROUIE a eee missed dozens of fantastic So far as good qual
ans might not have wanted to toe aa ae i movies and this is a crime. are concerned, perhaps ( rall

}

There are many intellectual could set aside 0;
people out there who are starv- screens to sho ich Silins
ing for something more and did RN at iis Prince ©lriri
couldn’t agree with you more’ cinema a few years ago
on that point. The thing is, what ° although | have to adit 1!
do we do, or what can we do — such films were not particul
in reality? We live in a place ly well-attended.
where culture, and opening Finally, whilst your excellen
one’s mind, are not of the Insight articles wil] he eren'|s
utmost importance. Do we have missed bi y many Tribu
any choices? ers after you retire and
Anyway, just wanted to the Bahamas next yes
share my thoughts with youand = that you have been
to let you know that there are = good job o! training, iy
many, many frustrated people Bahamian journais!s (9 wri
who feel exactly the same. If similar articles during yo
-you can think of any ideas that | absences on vacati |

see themselves as they really
are — in rejecting Brokeback
Mountain — maybe this is also
the reason many find the Gib-
son film distasteful? It shows
religious zealots as they really
are. They will kill and destroy
anything and anybody who gets
in their way of controlling
everyone — even our Lord
himself — whom.the religious.
zealots of that day felt needed
to be destroyed.

If Jesus came to Earth today
he would likely end up in
Guantanamo, real quick. He
might say something that some:










body important found “offen- might change the course of forward to reading then

sive.” Heck, he might even things, please let me know. . cles after your departure. | 4

engage in a little “hate speech.” Thanks for speaking your look forward to reading
But guess what? Don’t.wor- mind! books which you intend 1





ry. He’s not coming back,:even — Susan Katz Lightbourn write duriig your retiremen
though that young lady walks : oo wt. from journalism. ©
up and down Bay Street all day THE FRO NT PAGE of the eH 3 edition of INSIGHT... I THOUGHT Nassau movie- — Anthony C Hepburn: N

i



with the big sign. He’s not stu-
pid like us. His grade average is
much higher than a D+. He
learned His lesson the first
time.

Please keep the sensible

newspaper articles coming —
thank you again,
— John Roberts

Again today you have
penned an article that has
prompted me to write a
response to you. I agree in prin-
ciple with what you have to
say. First of all, I don’t think
‘anyone should assume the
authority to tell any adult what
they can eat, drink, look at,.or
listen to in the proper setting.

I, too, have been absent from
the theatre for years, going only
once or twice in the last ten
years, for the same reasons that
you mentioned. I made a con-
scious decision not to see what
was being offered. And that is
what we really ought to have, a
choice!

I am a devoted Christian but
will probably see both of the
banned films. I have had many
discussions with atheists and
find some of them quite inter-
esting and intellectual. I have
no difficulty with having my
views held up to scrutiny and I
certainly don’t need any board
to tell me what I am mature
enough to handle. In order for
them to make this decision they
must have seen both films. And
if they did, what harm have

they suffered from having seen

them? People need to demand
that the establishment stop
treating them us idiots who can
make a sensible decision for
themselves.

I have a different view from
you as to the Mel Gibson’s
“Passion” movie. I am a stu-
dent of history and have always
wanted to know the type and
scope of the punishmeant dur-
ing the time of Christ. Yes, it
was a very bloody movie but
riveting. I was a bit annoyed at
those who sat there sniffling
and claiming that they had a
life changing experience

because of all of the blood let-.

ting. But for me it was some-
thing I wanted to see for the
reasons stated.

But here is what I have writ-
ten to say, it’s a very simple
thing, really. If we truly want a
free society we need to enforce
freedom on all of its citizens,
then hold them account-
able. Who wants to gorge them-
selves with filth will soon see
the result of stuffing their minds
with garbage. It is really that
simple.

Hreedomis too wonderful a



. thing for us to let slip and slide

because a few people, think they
know what is best for the Test of

‘society.

_ — David Forbes

MAY I say that I don’t agree
with at least half of what you

. Said about religion and “The

Passion”, but once again the
argument was flawlessly pre-
sented, and I do agree that we
need more choice in our cine-
mas, which seem only to cater
for the lowest common denom-
inator.
—G. Ableman

As a director of The
Bahamas International Film
Festival, I was disappointed .
that there was no mention at
all of the one-week long inter-
national film festival which is
held each year in early Decem-
ber. We show some 70 to 80
films of all genres during the
festival, which is open to the

. Bahamian public. We strive to

show a broad range of films,
aimed directly at the “intelli-
gent movie-goer.” We have
worked tirelessly since 2004 to
help develop a “cine-literate”
movie-going public in this coun-
try, with; I might add, the sup-
port of your newspaper, which
has run numerous articles on
the festival. It is quite sad
that the complaints communi-
cated in your article were not
balanced by at least the partial
solution offered by this world-
class festival.

The festival’s mission state-
ment is very clear:

The Bahamas International
Film Festival (BIFF) is a non-
profit organisation committed
to providing the local commu-
nity and International festival
goers with a diverse. presenta-
tion of films from The Bahamas

. and around the world. In addi-

tion to showcasing films that
might not otherwise be released
theatrically, BIFF provides
unique cultural experiences,
educational programmes, and
forums for exploring the past,
present and future of cinema.
BIFF aims to raise the level of
film-making, participation and
education throughout The
Bahamas and the world.

If you would like more infor-
mation on The Bahamas Inter-
national Film Festival, I invite
you and your readers to visit
our website: www.bintlfilm-
fest.com or to contact the
founder and executive director
of the festival, Miss Leslie Van-
derpool. Passes are now on sale
and we welcome you to adver-

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~ South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.

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The bidding:
South West North East
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Opening lead — jack of diamonds.
One of the indispensable adjuncts
of good dummy play is the ability to
count out a hand. In many deals, as
the play proceeds, a stage is reached
when the distribution of each oppo-
nent’s hand can be established with
absolute certainty. This advantage
often makes the difference between
the success or failure of the contract.
The knack of counting out a hand
is one that can be easily acquired.
The recipe consists of two simple
ingredients: the ability to couni to 13,

The Cards Speak for Themselves

and the will to do so.

Take this case’ where South
became declarer at six notrump as
shown. He won the opening diamond
lead and tried the club finesse, losing
to the king. East returned a diamond,
and declarer then cashed all his
hearts, diamonds and clubs, leaving
him with four spades in each hand.
He had to win them all to make the
contract.

When South next led a low spade
to dummy’s king, West played the
eight and East the deuce. Declarer
now proceeded on the basis that the
eight was either a singleton or would
be followed by the jack, but when he
cashed the queen of spades and East
showed out, the slam went down the
drain.

West’s falsecard was a fine piece
of work, but it should not have suc-
ceeded. If South had kept track of the
play more carefully, he would have
known after the ninth trick that. East
started with six hearts (West had
shown out on the second round of
that suit), three diamonds and three
clubs, and therefore at most one
spade. ;

West’s clever play of the eight of
spades then could not have deceived
declarer, and the slam would have
come rolling home.

Tomorrow: Bidding quiz.
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