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The Tribune
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2008
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Union braced
for further job
losses in Nassau

MORE job losses are expect-
ed at another of Nassau’s major
hotels, delivering a third harsh
blow to the local economy within

“aweek.

The Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) is bracing itself for

_ lay-offs at the British Colonial
Hilton, which ‘could lose ‘up to a
tenth of its staff.

Leo.Douglas. BHCA WU?s sec-
retary-general, told The Tribune
that due to reduced room inven-
tory from extensive renovations,
management may terminate up














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

-FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama police are investi-
‘ gating an apparent suicide
at Pinedale, Eight Mile
Rock, where a man was
found dead yesterday after-
noon.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
reported that police received
‘a report of a suicide around
2.22pm.

Plainclothes and uni-
formed officers were dis-.
-patched to Pinedale, where
the body of a male was dis-
covered and pronounced
dead by doctors at 3pm.

Ms Mackey said thé" vic-
‘tim’s identity is being with-

held pending notification of
next of kin. She said investi-
gations are continuing.











Police TIMI
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to 30 employees from its staff of
300.

However, despite continuing -

lay-offs at a number of hotels in
New Providence, industry insid-

ers are optimistic that things will -

pick up, sooner rather than later.
Over the last few weeks, sev-
eral hotels have laid off workers,

blaming the worsening global

economy for dwindling tourism
arrivals.

Most notably, the Atlantis :

Resort and Casino — the.coun-

_try's largest private employer —.

let 800 workers go because of low
occupancy. And on Monday, the
Harborside Resort at Atlantis
fired about 140 employees
because of “global economic chal-
lenges.”

Mr Douglas said the staioeed
lay-offs at the Hilton are a “very
small group of people” compared

SEE page eight

Cable Beach
Pizza Hut
closes down

MORE Bahamians have
been left jobless as Pizza Hut
in the Cable Beach shopping
centre closed its doors for good.

The US pizza and Italian food .

franchise had to let 32 people go
with severance, packages
promised for the future.

Employees of the restaurant
said they did not know when
they will receive the packages.

The company explained that
it is in the process of selling the
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Govt optimistic over Marco |

City election court case

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

AS JUDGES in the Marco City
election court case pore over the
evidence presented in relation to
the 95 contested votes, the govern-
ment says it is optimistic and making

“no plans whatsoever” to prepare f@

*for the possibility that a Cabinet

minister could lose his seat in par- THE COURT battle etna)

liament.

he page eight

Zhivargo Laing and PLP senator —
Pleasant Bridgewater is in its

final stages.

SuperCluts resort chain founder taking legal
action over alleged ‘defamatory statements’

THE founder and chairman
of the popular SuperClubs
resort chain is taking legal
action against persons who
allegedly used the internet to
spread “defamatory state-
ments” about him and his fam-
ily.

_ John Issa, who also heads the
SuperClubs Breezes Bahamas
resort on Cable Beach, is asking
a Florida court to award him



compensatory damages of an
unspecified amount for the
“malicious publication” made
and circulated by Roger
Seivright and Valentin Flores
through e-mails. Mr Seivright’s
wife, Stanja Seivright, is also
named as a defendant in the
court documents. All three
defendants reside in Miami,

SEE page eight

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29-YEAR-OLD Jermaine
Francis (centre) outside of




@ By MEGAN REYNOLDS.
' Tribune Staff Reporter









SUPPORTERS shouted
words of encouragement. to
29-year-old Jermaine Francis
as he was escorted into Court
One, Bank Lane, yesterday to
be formally charged with the
manslaughter of his brother.

The Wilson Tract resident
is accused of causing the
‘death of 25-year-old Tarmal
| Johnson in Wilson Tract on.
Saturday, November 16.

Supporters called out to the
' accused: “Be strong buddy,
we with you. Hold your head
up buddy, hold your head up,”
as he was led, handcuffed, into
court.

Dressed in olive-green kha-
ki trousers, a beige plaid shirt
and blue jacket, the accused
looked at the floor as Chief
‘Magistrate Roger Gomez read
the charge. He was barely
audible when responding that
he understood the charge.
Francis was not required to
enter'a plea. -

The court room was filled
with friends and relations of
the accused and the deceased.

Prosecutor Sergeant Sean
Thurston said: “The charge is
an indictable offence, and tak-
ing account of the severity of
the charge, the defendant is
liable upon conviction. of a
sentence of life imprison-
ment.”

Francis, a taxi driver and
former S C McPherson stu-
dent, was to appear in Court
Five, Bank Lane, on Friday,
November 21. He has been
remanded in custody.










































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Hundreds of
workers on
rotation at
Our Lucaya
Resort _

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

FREEPORT - Lay-offs may
be imminent at the Our Lucaya
Resort, where one of the hotels
is currently closed for renova-
tions and hundreds of workers
are now on work rotation.

Although management did
not want to comment, union
officials in Freeport report that
the Sheraton Hotel has been
closed for renovations for the
past three weeks and 400 work- .
ers are on a rotation schedule.

Lionel Morley, second vice-
president of the BHCAWU in
Freeport, believes that the steps
taken by management seem to
indicate that it is moving in the
direction of lay-offs.

Mr Morley and union trustee
Jan Neely met with manage-
ment at the resort yesterday.
He said workers are very con-
cerned.

“Workers at Our Lucaya are
working week on and week off,
and the whole idea of that is

SEE page eight

Lawyers and _
union members
to probe legality

of Atlantis and
Harborside firings

‘@ By CHESTER ROBARDS

Tribune Staff Reporter

LAWYERS and union mem-
bers plan to probe the legality of
the Atlantis and Harborside fir-
ings that have now left ‘almost
1,000 persons jobless.
’ Speaking at the foot of the bust
of his grandfather, Sir Milo Butler,
in Rawson Square yesterday,
lawyer Craig Butler appealed to
government to help to quell the
hardship caused by the layoffs and
vowed to look into how the fir-
ings were handled from the desks

_ of Atlantis management and from

the desks of Bahamas Hotel and
Allied Workers Union officials.
“We are not saying certain
measure didn’t have to be taken.
We are saying that at this time

SEE page eight













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LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



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AN ACCIDENT
near the Kemp
Rd and Shirley
St junction left
one street-light
down, causing
havoc during
Tuesday morn-
ing rush hour.



THE arts and crafts exhibition at this year’s
Christmas Jollification will feature more than 75
artisans. Crafts, jewellery and gifts will be on sale on
Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23.

‘here are several new exhibitors this. year, say
organisers at the Bahamas National Trust.

Andy Albury of Hope Town, Abaco, will have his
wooden half model sailboats, Joanne Bradley will
feature handmade wooden boxes and Christmas
ornamens, Victoria Forbes will have sea glass jew-
ellery and Darcia Christie will feature her shell-
craft. Kimberly Roberts of Bahama Dawn Designs
returns with art quilts, hand painted furniture, home
lccor items, ceramics and fun and funky signage
all with a tropical theme.

Linda Sands returns with her cork work as does

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More than 75 artisans to be featured at Christmas Jollification

- Linda Turtle with her stained glass ornaments and

designs. Nicole’s butterfly kisses also will be back
with proceeds from this special booth going to sup-
port the Cancer Society of the Bahamas.

Christmas Jollification will be open to the public

on Saturday, November 22, from 11am until Spm

and on Sunday, November 23, from-noon until Spm.

Admission for adults is $10 and $2 for children
under 12. BNT members pay $5. “This is a won-
derful event that supports The Retreat Garden, one
of 25 National Parks. We hope that the event will be
well supported, many of our exhibitors work through
the year preparing their crafts for the event,” said
BNT executive director Lynn Gape. Those who
want more information about Jollification can call
393-1317 or email bnt@bnt.bs.


































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COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS student Brittany Moss turns her head while nurse Vianna Williams injects her

with a testing needle.

@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

IN an effort to educate more
young people about the impor-
tance of getting tested for
HIV/AIDS, the College of the
Bahamas yesterday hosted its
second annual free AIDS test-
ing initiative, drawing more
than 300 students. —

Minister for Health Dr
Hubert Minnis spoke at the offi-
cial opening of the event yes-
terday morning. :

“What this initiative is doing
is sending the message to the
community that the stigma of
AIDS is no longer there, it will
in many. ways reduce the barri-
er of fear which has prevented
many from getting tested i in the

‘Past, ” he said,.

‘Dr ‘Minnis said’ that through
these types of,initiatives, which
encourage individuals to learn

‘their status and'minimise mis-

conceptions about the disease,
he feels the fight against the
HIV/AIDS epidemic will be
won much quicker and with far
less casualties.

Youth Ambassador and
event co-ordinator Keith Kemp

COB hosts sécond oe
annual free initiative

Hubert Minnis

said that many young people

have adopted. promiscuous
lifestyles and are therefore vul-
nerable to contracting the dis-
ease.

“Young people need to take

a serious look at their sexual .
behaviour, and a serious look a -
their partners and the persons - .

they sleep with. We want to
encourage them that before
they sleep with that person, find
out their HIV status,” he said.



Mr Kemp said that due to an”
increase in the use of drugs,
alcohol, and other risky activi-
ties, many persons end up con-
tracting the disease without any
real idea about who infected
them.

Sunday Ferguson, a junior at

COB, said that although she
was .anxious about being test-
ed, she felt. that it was impor-
tant to show other students that
knowing your status allows you
to feel more confident about
your future. —
, “Even though you may not
‘be sexually active, it is impor-
‘tant for your peace of mind to
know your status. However, a
lot of young persons are intim-
idated by the whole process and
what it stands for,” she said.

“Knowing your HIV and
AIDS status is not only a choice
a person makes for him or her-
self, but it also helps to protect
the persons that they claim to
love.”



Police quiz jitney ¢ driver over alleged robber’ S death

OA JITNEY driver is being

questioned by police’ in connec-

tion with the death of an alleged
robber.

The man - whose death police
have classified as accidental,
pending the results of an inves-
tigation - was pronounced dead

at the scene after being trapped |





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Bernard Rd - Mackey St - Thompson Blvd

underneath a jitney: bus on
Tuesday.

Chief Superintendent Glen
Miller, officer in-charge of the
Central Detective Unit (CDU),
said yesterday that it has yet to
be determined if any charges
will be pressed against the dri-
ver.

"Yes, we're still talking to him
and we'll be making a decision
soon," Mr Miller said: when
asked what, if any, charges may
be brought against the driver.

"We have to review the mat-
ter carefully and consult with
the director of public prosecu-
tions and that a be done
soon".

According to reports, the:

deceased allegedly tried to rob
the bus driver.and was killed as
the driver pursued him in the

jitney and crashed through a

wall, trapping him underneath.

The incident happened Mon-
day near the Seagrape Shopping
Centre on Prince Charles Drive.
Press liaison officer Walter
Evans said the incident hap-
pened around 11am after the
bus, with one male passenger
aboard, parked outside a store.

“They stopped at the shop-
ping centre out east at the
Wendy’s Restaurant in that
area,” Mr Evans said.

When the driver returned to
the bus after calling at the
restaurant, he saw the passen-
ger stealing coins before fleeing

_ on foot.

As the driver pursued the pas-
senger in his bus, the vehicle
struck a wall, trapping the man
under the bus. He died from his
injuries at the scene, said Mr
Evans.



THE TRIBUNE





In brief

86 approved
for citizenship
or permanent
residence,
audit reveals

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

SOME 86 people have so far
been approved for citizenship or
permanent residence out of a
total 1,936 individuals who came
forward during the Immigration
audit conducted last year, offi-
cials have revealed.

Of:those approved, 47 are of
Haitian descent, while the
Tena are listed as of “oth-

” nationalities.

*t Twenty-five of the persons
approved reside in New Provi-
dence, 38 in Grand Bahama and
23 in Abaco.

Meanwhile, of those refused
citizenship or permanent resi-
dency, none lived in New Provi-
dence, 17 lived in Grand
Bahama and five in Abaco.

The public audit was held in
August 2007 on three different
islands — New Providence,
Grand Bahama and Abaco.

Information about the audit’s
outcome, was released after
almost a year of deferred
requests from The Tribune.

Former Director of Immigra-
tion Vernon Burrows said in
early January that “the majori-
ty” of persons who came for-
ward during the audit would
receive an answer to their appli-
‘cation by the end of that month.

Immigration Department sta-
tistics show that there are still
467 applications pending from
those submitted to the depart-

LOCAL NEWS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008, PAGE 3

]

!

After Atlantis layotts, Kerzner
plans $1bn expansion in Dubai

WH $30m extravaganza to mark tomorrow's official opening

SOL KERZNER is planning to pour another bil-
lion dollars into his new Dubai resort, claiming he is
looking to the Middle East and Far East to offset
trading difficulties in the United States, which are
hitting his Bahamas operation.

As business at Atlantis, Paradise Island, continues
to be depressed — with only 60 per cent occupancy
expected for Thanksgiving — the new Dubai resort
looks buoyant as it prepares for tomorrow’s glit-
tering official launch.

Kerzner’s ambitious plans for the new Atlantis at
The Palm, Dubai, are revealed by Gulf News, a
major Middle East newspaper.

“We sill probably do more things in the Middle
East and are considering the Far East, but at the
same time, with the economic environment you
have to be careful...but we are in discussions,”
Kerzner told local media.

Even before tomorrow’s celebrations begin with

a $30 million extravaganza described as “the biggest ©

party .ever seen” Kerzner International is planning a
$1 billion expansion.

The $1.5 billion Atlantis resort occupies only 50
per cent of the land area that Kerzner Internation-
al owns and there are plans to develop a mixed-use
Cove Atlantis on the remaining land.

“We're working on.a concept very similar to what
we have in the Cove, Bahamas,” Alan Leibman,
managing director of Kerzner International, told
Gulf News. “That’s in the design phase right now.”

He added: “It will be a Cove with other elements.
It’ll be mixed-use with the hotel and condos and
we're right in the middle of design right now,” Leib-

Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo



A WORKER cleans up a fountain statue at the
Poseidon hall with a view of the giant aquarium of
the Atlantis hotel in Palm Island in Dubai. -

man added. The Dubai operation will cater primar-
ily for a European clientele, with more emphasis

' on cuisine from a team of top chefs. Ninety-seven _,

per cent of the Bahamas operation’s business is
from the United States.

Singer Janet Jackson, actors Robert de Niro and
Denzil Washington and a host of other stars are
expected to attend tomorrow’s opening, with Kylie
Minogue booked to give a 60-minute concert for a $3
million fee. The firework display will be seven times
bigger than those at the Beijing Olympics and will be

. visible from the international space station.
Last week, Atlantis on Paradise Island laid off.

800 workers in response to the business downturn,
and 140 more were let go from the Harborside time-
share development this week. Employees fear more
redundancies could be announced in the New Year
if occupancy figures don’t improve.

Special unit established for
work permit processing —

mg BY LINDSAY THOMPSON








Established in 1956 by an old Bahamian family

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Crystal Court at Atlantis, Paradise Island Tel: 363-4161/2

ment during the audit in New A SPECIAL unit has been
Providence, along with 183 in established.in the Department of
Grand Bahama and 109 in Aba- | Immigration to accommodate



co. ‘| requests for work permits and

Additionally, a further 969
applications submitted at the ©
three locations fall under the
headings “deferred” (13); “sub-
mitted to Immigration Board”
(116); “Cabinet briefs” (169);

_ “does not qualify” (107);
“requested outstanding docu-
ments, interview, inspection”
(393); “work or residence per-
mit renewals pending” (88) or
“dppliéd’ for other status” (83)

“THe government said the :
audit was aimed at getting ‘the
Department of Immigration in
touch with individuals who had
applied for status in the
Bahamas prior to April 30,

2007, but for whom they may
not have had updated contacts
and other information required
to finish processing their claims.

The government admitted
that it is “a well-known fact”
that large numbers of applica-
tions by persons with “legiti-
mate claims or entitlements to
immigration status have had
their applications unduly °
delayed.”

It does not contribute to good
order and peace if large num-
bers of people who qualify for
status are “forced to live outside
of the law and outside the full .
protection the law provides”,
the Department of the Immigra-
tion said at the time the audit
was conducted.

Minister of State for Immi-

gration Branville McCartney
"has promised to improve the
efficiéncy of the immigration
status application process.






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renewal applications, Minister of
State for Immigration Branville
McCartney announced.

The minister made, this
announcement while addressing
the closing luncheon of the recent
Bahamas Financial Services

Board Bahamas (BFSB) Brief-.

ing.
“The significance of permanent

resident applications is recognised
viedged by the gov-
ernment jas a, tool, of economic, ,



and‘ 'acknov

development, » Mr McCartney
Said. He explained that the gov-
ernment is also aware of the BFS-
B’s concern for a more “efficient
policy and process”. that.can be
communicated to potential clients
about the business and financial
opportunities in the country.
“But while appreciating that
by its nature the international
financial services sector will
always require the presence of a

| number of international execu-

tives in its operations in the
Bahamas, the government is com-
mitted to ensuring expanded
opportunities for greater expo-
sure and advancement for suit-
able qualified, trained and com-
petent Bahamians,” Mr McCart-
ney said.






MINISTER of State forlininlgration Branville McCartney addressing.
the closing luncheon of the Bahamas. Financial Services Board.
Bahamas Briefing, held at Graycliff, Restaurant. wd

‘He commendéd the BFSB for.
achieving its mandate of “devel-
oping the financial services indus-
try in the Bahamas by consistent-
ly putting forward constructive
proposals for policies, regulato-
ry framework and administrative
functions relating to the financial
services sector.” ©

“This government recognises
that the financial services sector

provides the Bahamas with:

important exposure, increasing
the profile of the Bahamas inter-
nationally, resulting in future
expansion in the sector, but also
increasing new opportunities for
increased upscale tourism,” Mr
McCartney said.

The financial services sector,
the second pillar of the Bahamian

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economy, contributes between
to 20 per cent of the Gross
Domestic Product (GDP).
“Apart from the revenue flow-
ing from licences and permits
required by the sector, financial
services business have been
important in the expansion of the
construction industry, commer-
cial and residential,” Mr McCart-
ney said. Very importantly, the
sector presents highly lucrative
avenues for high value, quality
jobs for professionally trained
Bahamian nationals.” :
He said the government is ful-
ly aware that for the sector to
grow, there must be continuous
dialogue between government
and the private sector, which is
“critical” to the success of the
industry. :
“From the government’s per-
spective and in particular from
the immigration standpoint, we
are committed to providing the
necessary service to be as accom-
modating within the pillars of the
law as possible,” ” Mr McCartney
said.
“Tt is our desire to rid ourselves
of the bureaucracy and be more
effective in our process.”

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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PLP to discuss economy in House

TODAY is Opposition day in the House
when the Opposition will control the subject
of debate. Opposition members have already
selected the economy as their topic.

‘Unless they have some concrete sugges-.
’ tions that will contribute to revitalising the

economy, this promises to be a time-wasting
day, especially if fingerpointing is the object
of the exercise. Already on Monday a PLP
member forecast the direction of the debate
by blaming the country’s economic down-
turn on the Ingraham administration.

__ If this is where. the blame is to lie, then
everyone’s time is being wasted. No one in
the Bahamas has any control over the loss of
investors or tourists. The world’s financial
markets have collapsed. It has caught people
off guard, heavily in debt, and with no lifeline
in sight. As a result there is a global belt
tightening as individuals try to salvage what
they can. Many have put vacations and trav-
el on the backburner, resulting in an almost
overnight collapse of our tourist industry.
Hotels with empty rooms have been forced to
lay off staff. There is no sense blaming the
unions, they cannot save jobs that have dis-
appeared. And it is useless to blame hotels
that no longer need staff to make empty beds,
or serve at empty tables.

.. Anyone who has sent a ball rolling down,,. »,
the lane of.a bowling alley knows what, hap-...::.

pens when the ball hits one of the 10 pins. If
the bowler is good and his hit is direct, the.
pins start falling in rapid succession, one after
the other. Today that is what the world is
witnessing in the financial markets, and no
one knows how to stop the free fall. Each
one of us is being hit in different ways.
Speaking to the media last week, Opposi-
tion leader Perry Christie said that the Oppo-
sition is willing and ready to assist govern-

ment in turning this economic recession

around.

“We in the PLP,” he said, “stand ready,
willing and able to assist. We encourage all
those who have ideas to come forward to
assist. In thése times, all of us must con-.
tribute. The PLP stands ready to do its part
and to cooperate fully with the government in
such an endeavour.” He pointed out that in
extraordinary times such as these “national
togetherness” is “the only way we can move
forward for the betterment of our country.”

Today’s debate will determine whether
we are to take him or his party seriously.

The Bahamas’ total work force is 100,095.

Before the Atlantis layoffs 16,400 or 8.7 per

cent of that workforce was unemployed. Since’

the layoffs the unemployment total is now
nearer 9 per cent.

' The Bahamas has no cash cow to cushion
such a blow.. However, despite its limitations,
government accepted that something had to
be done.

In trying to give “enhanced financial sup-
port to those families in most need” assis-
tance under the various programmes of the
Department of Social Services were
increased. A number of clearing banks were
discussing with their home-mortgage clients
ways to protect them from losing their homes.
And.atemporary unemployment assistance
programme was being worked out using NIB
funds. Government is also reviewing its cap-
ital investment programme to get as many
projects off the drawing board and into con-
struction to help reduce the unemployment.
In the meantime government is aggressively
going after whatever tourist dollats might be
out there by advertising this country’s BRO:
imity-to the United States.

But let us look at some other periods in
our country when unemployment was even
higher than it is now and the government of

_ he day never suggested any of the pro-

prammes now. being implemented; to relieve
the situation. .

In 2003 — during Mr ‘Christie’ s Scie

tration — unemployment was about 18,300
or, 10.2 per cent, falling in the next year to
18,100, but still higher than it.is today.

When the first Ingraham administration
entered government in 1992 it inherited from
Sir Lynden Pindling’s administration the high-
est unemployment figure for an independent
Bahamas — 19,100 or 14.8 per cent of the
total work force.

And to make matters even worse, in 1992
the country’s foreign reserves had: fallen to
$150 million, dangerously lower than what
is required for a three month reserve.

Today our reserves are $626 million, one
third higher than at the same period last year.
Domestic bank liquidity is about 50 per cent
higher. We are, therefore, in a better position
to meet the challenge, but as Mr Ingraham
pointed out, his government will be following

he advice of the IMF.:

“Tt should be obvious,” he said, “that there
can be no broad single-stroke response to
this global crisis but, rather, measured and
incremental response as the crisis develops.”



_ 1s a member of the PLP ...
not possibly agree — and do not .

Judge’s ruling
upholds the Prime
Minister’s position

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I should be grateful if you
would allow me space in your
valuable columns to comment on
some matters arising from the
recent ruling of Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall in connection with
the appointment of three Sena-
tors.

While we are disappointed
with the ruling of the Chief Jus-
tice as it relates to the appoint-
ment to the Senate of Anthony
Musgrove, I should like to refute
suggestions that the ruling
amounted to a victory for the
Opposition party. The Chief Jus-
tice, in fact, rejected the PLP's
claim.

In his judgment of NuveniBer
5, 2008, the Chief Justice con-
firmed Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham's position that it was
his decision as to who should be
appointed the three Senators and
not that of PLP Leader Perry
Christie, as was claimed on Mr
Christie's behalf.

_The Chief Justice also con-
firmed Prime Minister Ingraham's
position that he was not required
to appoint the persons recom-
mended by Mr Christie nor was
he required to appoint members
of the PLP as the three Senators
under Article 39(4) of the Con-
stitution.

The attempt by the PLP to por-
tray the Chief.Justice's ruling-as a
victory for them is misleading.
The facts of the case are simple
and straightforward.

After the general elections of
May 2, 2008, Mr Ingraham, as

Prime Minister, caused to be -

appointed nine senators as
required by Article 39(2) of the
Constitution, and Mr. Christie as

' Leader of the Opposition caused

to be appointed four Senators as
required by Article 39(3).

Three additional Senators were
required to be appointed by the
Governor General on the advice
of the Prime Minister after con-
sultation with the Leader of the
Opposition. In a letter dated May
8, 2008, Mr. Christie told Mr.
Ingraham that it was his position

“three representatives of my par-
ty nominated by me” as the three
additional Senators.

On May 17, 2008, Mr. Ingra-
ham rejected that claim and
advised Mr. Christie that he was
prepared to appoint one person
nominated by him but that he
proposed to appoint Anthony
Musgrove, a Trust Relationship
Manager at.Cititrust Bahamas,
and Tanya Wright, a former
banker, attorney and outgoing
President of the Chamber of
Commerce, as the other two per-
sons to fill the final three posi-
tions.

On May 18th, Mr. Christie
rejected the Prime Minister's
position. He said: “Since neither
Mrs. Wright nor Mr. Musgrove
I can-

agree — to either of them being
appointed.”

Mr Christie then proposed four
persons to Mr Ingraham, namely,






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- Michael Halkitis, Raynard Rig-

by, Fayne Thompson and Ricardo
Treco. He said he hoped Mr
Ingraham would agree to the
appointment of three of the four
persons recommended by him.

That same day, Mr Ingraham
replied to Mr Christie advising
him of his intention to appoint
Mr Halkitis and Ms Wright to the
Senate and invited further con-
sultation with respect to the iden-
tity of the third person to be
appointed. |

Mr Christie replied on May

20, 2007, and repeated his posi-
tion that “all three Senate seats
under Article 39(4) must be filled
from among the PLP after con-
sultation between the Prime Min-
ister and the Leader of the Oppo-
sition.” :
He insisted that Ms Wright
should not be appointed and that
in addition to Mr Halkitis the oth-
er two persons must be appointed
by Mr Ingraham from the names
recommended by Mr Christie.

The same day, Mr Ingraham
responded to Mr Christie and told
him that he was not prepared to
advise the Governor General to
appoint any of the persons rec-
ommended by Mr Christie other
than Mr Halkitis.

Mr Ingraham then proposed to
Mr Christie that he would appoint
Mr Leslie Miller as the third Sen-
ator in addition to Ms Wright and
Mr Halkitis. He gave Mr Christie
until the following day for fur-
ther consultation as parliament
was soon to open.

Mr Christie then brought an
action in the Supreme Court
seeking “a Declaration that the
decision of:the Governor Gener-
al to appoint Mrs Tanya Wright
to the Senate on May 25, 2007,
as he must on the advice of the
Prime Minister was unconstitu-
tional.”

This action brought by Mr

;, Christie lay undetermined for
that Mr. Ingraham must appoint *~’

months, and‘in January, 2008,
(some nine months after.the May
2, 2007, general elections) Mr

‘Ingraham determined that he

must fill the final Senate seat. .

On January 30, 2008, Mr Ingra-
ham wrote to Mr Christie and
reminded him of their consulta-
tion in the Committee Room of
the House of Assembly a week
earlier and his proposal to Mr
Christie that the final Senate seat
should be filled by either Mr Mus-
grove or Mr John Pinder, the
President of the Bahamas Public
Services Union and President of
the National Congress of Trade
Unions. He advised Mr Christie
that upon further reflection he
proposed the appointment of Mr
Musgrove to the final Senate
position. This-was again rejected
by Mr Christie who referred to
his letter of May 18, 2007.

Mr Christie then sought a fur-
ther declaration “that the deci-
sion of the Governor General to
appoint Mr Anthony Musgrove

to the Senate on the 31st Janu-
ary, 2008, as he must on the
advice of the Prime Minister was
unconstitutional.”

A review of the ruling will
show that the Chief Justice reject-
ed the claims by Mr Christie.

The Chief Justice said: ““What-
ever political balance means in
Article 40, I am wholly unper-
suaded that it-is synonymous with
membership in a political party
as Mr. [Paul] Adderley insists.

. That is too narrow a view and, in

any event, following the tortuous
discussions that were pursued by
the political framers of the Con-
stitution in 1973, the final instruc-
tions to the draftsman was 'polit-
ical balance' and not 'member-
ship in a political party' ”

In short, the Chief Justice
rejected Mr Christie's claim that
the three persons had to be mem-
bers of the PLP. The Chief Jus-
tice rejected a further claim made
on behalf of Mr Christie. He con-
firmed the Prime Minister's posi-
tion that he was not required to
appoint persons recommended
by Mr Christie.

The Chief Justice said: “It is
common ground between the par-
ties that the effective power to
appoint the three senators under
article 39(4) lies with the Prime
Minister and that his duty to con-
sult does not require him to’select
from a list conceived by the
Leader of the Opposition, as Mr
Adderley suggests.” (My empha-
sis throughout).

The Chief Justice confirmed
Mr Ingraham's position that “in
arriving at his decision, it is
assumed that the Prime Minister, -

_ apart from his constitutional man-

date to 'consult' the Leader of
the Opposition, would have
access to information from a wide
range of sources.”

Indeed, the Chief Justice said:

“Accordingly, in my view, in the
context of matters presumably
within his own knowledge the
Prime Minister was correct when
in his letter of the 18th May, 2007,
to the Leader of the Opposition
he stated: Article 40 does not
require the Prime Minister to put
forward the names of persons
who are members of one particu-
lar political party or another.”
- Whilst the FNM is disappoint-
ed with the view of the Chief Jus-
tice as to the propriety of the
appointment of Mr Musgrove, it
is pleased with the Chief Justice's
acceptance that:

(a) the decision as to who
should be the three Senators to be
appointed to the Senate is that of
Mr Ingraham and not Mr
Christie;

(b) that the Prime Minister was
not obliged to appoint the per-
sons on any list prepared by Mr
Christie; and

(c) the Prime Minister is not
required to appoint members of
the PLP as the three Senators.

JOHNLEY FERGUSON
(Senator)
Chairman,
Free National Movement,
Nassau,
November 2008

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Calvin Newton

Man sought
in connection
with murder

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@
tribun~ media.net

FREEPORT - A 25-
year-old Freeport man is
being sought by police in
connection with an
attempted murder last Fri-
day.

Calvin Newton, a resi-
dent of 168 Grenfell
Avenue, is being sought for
questioning in the shooting
of a 29-year-old man at
Garden Villas.

' The shooting occurred
around 10.53am on Friday
at Building 47 at Garden
Villas, where a male victim
was discovered with multi-
ple injuries about the body.
According to reports, the
victim was involved in an
argument with another man
before the shooting.

Newton is considered
armed and extremely dan-
gerous and should be
approached with caution.
He is of medium brown
complexion with brown
eyes. He is five feet, six
inches tall of muscular
build and weighs about 180
Ibs.

Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said anyone with
information concerning the
suspect should call Police in
Grand Bahama at 352-
9774/5 or 350-3107/8,
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Father of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter says he wants another child

Birkhead would like brother
or a sister for Dannielynn

LARRY BIRKHEAD, who
became a popular figure in Nassau.
while battling for custody of his baby °
daughter early last year, says he would
like a brother or sister for the now
gorgeous blond toddler Dannielynn.

“J want to have another child,” he
told Life and Style magazine, “It would
be tough for me to do it right now, but
in a couple of years, definitely.”

Birkhead, a Hollywood photogra-
pher, won custody of baby Dannielynn
in the Nassau courts after her mother,
cover girl Anna Nicole Smith, died at
a Florida hotel in February last year.

He battled to prove paternity in a
protracted face-off with Anna Nicole’s

_attorney and constant companion

Howard K Stern, gaining massive sup-
port from the Bahamian public.

“Right now I’m so busy taking care
of Dannielynn, I don’t have time to
get out there and date,” Birkhead told -
the magazine, “So while I'd love to

THE Bahamas Division of the
Salvation Army will kick-off its
Christmas Kettle Campaign this
weekend at the Mall at
Marathon.

The festivities start on Satur-
day at 2pm outside of the eastern.
entrance of the mall near
Clarke’s.

The event will begin with wel-
coming words from Divisional
Commander Major Lester Fer-
guson and include the telling of
the Christmas Story, the singing
of carols, and musical selections
by the Royal Bahamas Roles
Force Band.

Guest of honour Tim Zuniga.
Brown, Deputy Chief of Mission
for the United States Embassy,
will be officially launching the
kettle drive.

The 2008 Christmas Kettle
Campaign will run from Novem-
ber 22 through December 24.

City Market and Super Value
locations. Last year, the drive
raised over $100,000 thanks to

_ have another baby of my own, I’d be

happy to adopt a little brother or sister
for her.”

Birkhead’s high-profile fight for his
child made him and his attorney,
Debra Opri, star turns on television
night after night during the late sum-
mer of 2006.

Attorneys

Their working relationship eventu-
ally foundered when Opri said Stern’s
attorneys were trying to influence her
client. They split up amid rancour over
her $600,000-plus fee, which Birkhead
claimed was excessive.

Birkhead eventually left the

-Bahamas for Los Angeles with his

baby daughter after the Nassau courts
ruled that DNA tests proved he was
Dannielynn’s father.

Since then he has come under fire

the generosity of the community
‘and the many service clubs and
church groups that volunteered '

from the Hollywood Gossip website
for allegedly posing with his daughter
for celebrity magazines.

Early this year, Birkhead brought
Dannielynn back to Nassau to see
her mother’s grave at Lakeview Ceme-
tery.

Anna Nicole is buried alongside her
20-year-old son Daniel, who died at
Doctors Hospital, Nassau, while visit-
ing his mother and three-day-old
sister.

An inquest later found that Daniel,
had died from drug use after a ““cock-
tail” of substances, including
methadone, had been found in his
body. ;

Anna Nicole, who lived at a house
on Eastern Road, never recovered
from the tragedy and died six months
later while staying at a hotel in Holly-
wood, Florida.

Her death was found to be due to an
“accidental” overdose.

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economic climate, the’ Salvation
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With the increasingly rough:



Army is receiving more and more
requests for assistance from all
of its social service programmes,
including local food banks.

As the Salvation Army helps
more people in need, it in turn
needs more help from the com-
munity. Donations are now more
important than ever, especially
with the damage caused by this
year’s hurricane season, the Sal-

_ vation Army said yesterday in a

statement.

The red kettles help to raise:
much needed funds that provide
special meals for needy individu-
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for disadvantaged children, per-

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ly and institutionalised, and vital
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@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

‘THE One Bahamas Foun-
dation has officially kicked
off its annual celebrations
for the month of November
in an effort to further edu-
cate yvung Bahamians
about their heritage.

Since the foundation’s
first celebrations in 1992,
the goal has been to instill
in all Bahamian citizens a
sense of pride in and
respect for the Bahamian
culture and national sym-
bols.

Pat Francis, executive
director of the One
Bahamas Foundation, said
the foundation is planning
to visit a number of schools
to talk with students.

“We will be’ visiting a
number of schools. We are
hoping to have a special
guest for the children and
those travelling with us will
include Algernon Allen, Sir
Orville Turnquest, Sir Dur-
ward Knowles, Freddie
Munnings, Pat Clare and
many others,” Mrs Francis
said..

Mrs Francis said that in
addition to visiting the
schools, Sir Orville will be
producing an article
addressing the economic
downturn in the country
and how Bahamians can be
their brother’s keepers
through these difficult
times.

“He wants to make sure
that people understand that
even though we may not
have everything we want,
we have each other, and if
we can share then we share.
He is very serious about our
future being our young peo-
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LOCAL NEWS



Why we must transform our energy economy

"As for your list of ‘unfinished
business', good job. Now let’s see
how much (the FNM) accomplish.
Pleaseeee come back in 12 months
with a column grading them on
how much of what you listed is
achieved." — Observer

eee eeeccecc ene ecencenceseesceseaseccessensaeeonge

UST over a year ago,

sthis anonymous com-

mentator responded to
a Tough Call column
headed: "Bahamian Politicos
Should Work on National Agen-
da". Back then‘we were in the
midst of an ongoing partisan war,
with both sides lobbing aggres-
sive and irresponsible remarks
about election fraud and ques-
tioning each others' political legit-
imacy.

These antics flew in the face of ©

a consensus among thinking
Bahamians that our leaders were
simply avoiding all the hard choic-
es and as a result the chickens
were coming home to roost and
we would soon be reaping what
we had sowed — to use a mixed
agricultural metaphor.

_ That harvest includes thou-
sands of illiterate and unemploy-
able high school graduates, vio-
lent crime that is spiraling out of
control, an increasingly chaotic
‘urban environment, a nationwide
refusal to follow rules or set
examples, an unassimilated immi-
grant underclass, and a massive,
unproductive and expanding pub-
lic sector.

"Rather than wasting our lim-
ited time and energies on these
nasty and unproductive political
exercises," we wrote at the time,
“both parties should get down to
the unfinished business of their
national agendas. Here's a par-
tial refresher list:

"Formulate an energy policy
and ensure that power genera-
tion capacity meets demand, leg-
islate a management authority for
Bay Street and deal with the con-
tainer ports, end water barging
from Andros and replace. 100
miles of old pipelines, eliminate
prison bus transfers, facilitate a
workable public transit system,
enforce traffic and vendor regu-
lations, upgrade the airport,
develop a master plan for New
Providence and the country as a
whole, insulate ZNS from politi-
cal control, privatise BTC and
Bahamasair, implement freedom
of information, increase the num-
ber of courts and judges, reform
the education system, and enact a



LARRY SMITH

parliamentary code of conduct.

"After all, as Alistair Camp- —

bell (Tony Blair's former press
secretary) said, in a democracy
political power is the means to
produce change and promote

- progress. It is not a license to talk

nonsense for five years. And
don't get me wrong — we are all
in this together, and we all share
some responsibility. Both political
elites have dropped the ball
because we let them. If we want
to avoid that dreaded tipping
point, we should all get down to
business. Let's dispense with the

political myopia and partisan:

histrionics."

Well that was written just over
a year.ago. So it's time to respond
to Observer. The airport has
already been upgraded and is on
the way to redevelopment. So we
selected two other key items to
update (the others will have to

’ wait for another opportunity).

’ Formulate an
energy policy

For years the International
Energy Agency — which moni-
tors energy supplies for 30 rich
nations of the OECD — has been

_ calling for a green revolution to

stave off environmental: disaster

and transition to a new global.
economy based on clean energy’

technologies.

Power demand in the Bahamas

is growing at 8 per cent a year,
forcing us to spend. hundreds of

. millions in scarce foreign

exchange on oil that pollutes our
air and Contributes to global

_ warming, which will eventually

inundate our islands. So you
would think that a ‘clean energy
policy combining public invest-
ment, private sector incentives,
regulatory changes and conser-
vation education would be among

the Christie administration.
According to Philip Weech, the
civil servant who is leading this
process, the committee is now on
revision six of its policy proposal

_and is still collecting comments

on the latest IDB information on .

the energy sector.

In addition to policy proposals
on energy conservation and alter-
native fuels, the committee is also
preparing an implementation
plan, Weech says.

But critics say this project —
which has been in the planning
stages for at least four years under
two governments — has come
down with a bad case of "civilser-
viceitis". It may go to cabinet
sometime this month, but it could
have been floated long ago as a
matter of urgency. In the mean-
time, oil prices have skyrocketed

’. and then crashed. They may well

soar again before this policy sees
the light of day.

One of the key planks of any
energy policy for the Bahamas is

“a change in the legal regime. The

law has to be amended just to
allow alternative energy produc-
ers to generate power, as well as
to implement net metering so that

_consumers can earn credits from

BEC for electricity they may pro-
duce via solar panels or wind
vanes.

Changes to the Electricity Act
must be made before BEC can
consummate a deal with any of
the 30 private firms that are offer-
ing to. generate energy on New
Providence and other islands
using renewable technologies —

. including wind and solar power,
-ocean thermal. conversion, and

any Bahamian government’ s top”.

priorities.
The Ingraham government

. appointed a new energy policy

committee earlier this year to
review drafts of a document that

had been produced by the Inter- .

American Development Bank for

an earlier’eémmittee set up by

waste-to-energy processes.
. BEC is currently reviewing

these proposals and says it may ~

have agreements in place by mid-
2009; although actual generation

‘of power is likely to take much
. longer to achieve. And even then,
we are only looking at ashare of ©
. 10 per cent of energy. needs on

any one.island to be generatéd
from renewable sources, the cor-
poration says.

Meanwhile, Hawaii recently
unveiled a Clean Energy Initia-
tive, which mandates that 70 per
cent of electricity generation and

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“A comprehensive policy is
needed sooner rather than later —
it could be the most effective way
to create new jobs, build new
businesses and boost demand in
the face of what many believe will
be a long and deep recession.”



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few months ago, the state amend-
ed its building code to require
solar hot water heaters in all new
homes. A plan for utilities to

. install photovoltaic systems at

commercial, institutional, and res-
idential sites will be in place by
next March, and no new fossil
fuel power plants will be
approved.

Renewable energy projects
already in place or under devel-
opment in Hawaii include waste-
to-energy, wind, biofuel, solar
concentrating, geothermal, wave
and ocean thermal conversion.
As an archipelago that relies on
imported fossil fuels, Hawaii's
energy policy offers a real-life
example for the Bahamas to emu-
late. And the new administration
of President-elect Barrack Oba-
ma plans to invest billions in clean
energy technologies to create mil-
lions of new green jobs and help
boost industrial demand in
response to the global recession.

However, there is no denying
that the investment environment
for renewables has changed as oil
prices have collapsed. This means
it is even more important for the

government to take the lead to’

begin the transformation of our
energy economy. A comprehen-
sive policy is needed sooner
rather than later — it could be
the most effective way to create
new jobs, build new businesses
and boost demand in the face of
what many believe will be a long
and deep recession. :

Legislate a downtown
management authority

’The National Trust for His-
toric Preservation in Washington,
DC, says the downtown area of a
city is the most visible indicator of
community pride, as well as of
economic and social health. It is
either an asset or a liability.

Bahamians know this, because

ever since the 1960s, we have
spent millions on study after study
by both local and foreign experts
advising us to clean up our act,
preserve what's left of our cul-
ture, protect our environment and
preserve Nassau as an historic
and healthy Bahamian commu-
nity. And every year we disre-
gard this costly advice.

In fact, in the five years that
Tough Call has been published,
the redevelopment of Nassau has
always seemed imminent — wait-
ing only on this pending report,
that study, the next cabinet meet-
ing or the forthcoming election.
And it was exactly the same dur-
ing the five years before that.

The downtown task force that
pursues this dream today was a
holdover from the Christie
administration. And it developed
from initiatives taken during the
first Ingraham government, which
grew out of Norman Solomon's
efforts in the 1980s under the Pin-
dling regime. This task force has
prepared detailed development
plans which are described in a
white paper calling on the gov-
ernment to legislate a manage-
ment authority for the city.

The actual planning process
began prior to the 2002 general
election, which swept the PLP to
power. And it was something the
Christie administration was get-
ting close to finalising before it
was replaced by a new Ingraham
government in the 2007 general
election. It seems that political
stamps of approval are so critical
that it is a wonder anything gets
done at all in this town.

« For example, the big news
under the previous government
was a redevelopment plan drafted
by the EDAW group, an inter-
national firm hired in 2004. It out-
lined seven districts along the
waterfront from Arawak Cay to

Montagu, each building upon the’

character of the particular area:
“The reclamation of this valuable

waterfront area is essential for'

creating a downtown Nassau that
is a liveable place for residents
and an attractive destination for
tourists,” the plan said.

_ Shipping not only takes up
over half of the waterfront area,
but the main eastbound commer-
cial road cuts right through the
historic heart of the city, causing
congestion as well as commercial
blight. But the $250 million rec-
ommendation to move the con-
tainer port to Clifton was ignored
by the incoming FNM adminis-
tration, which tipped Arawak Cay
as a better and less costly loca-
tion. A shipping task force, with
agreement in principle from the
government, is now developing a
plan for a new corporation to
build and manage the port.

As we said earlier, the down-
town task force's plan for the city
called for an independent man-
agement authority. At the top of
the list of priorities are parking ©
and public safety issues as well as
physical upgrades, and an author-
ity to generate the revenue need-
ed to undertake these improve-
ments is seen as vital to the whole
project. '

That's partly because security,
environmental care, infrastruc-
ture, landscaping, vendor man-
agement, transportation, parking,
and planning are all divided
among several government agen-
cies — many with overlapping
responsibilities but few with any
enforcement capabilities.

Legislation to establish an
authority to manage the city was
supposed to. have been drafted -
before the 2007 general election
— which means that it probably
went into the political cuisinart
when the government changed.
But the white paper has now been
re-tooled for the current politi-
cal class to ponder — a momen- '
tous event that is supposed to
happen next week. So we could
see some movement on this vital
initiative soon. Then again — if
precedent is anything to go by —
we may not. The national energy
policy and the revitalisation of
Nassau are both top priorities on

_the national agenda that demand

our full attention. They should -
not be allowed to become politi-
cal footballs, or to disappear into
the public sector decision-mak-
ing quicksand.

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Nassall send
food, clothing to
Storm-hit Haiti

CATHOLICS in Nassau
have sent shipments of
food and clothing to
storm-ravaged Haiti,
which was hit by four hur-
ricanes during the 2008
season.

Serious loss of life and
devastation of homes fol-
lowed strikes by Hurri-
canes Fay, Gustav, Hanna
and Ike. Families are still
struggling to cope with
their loss.

For several weeks the
Catholic Archdiocese of
Nassau has been appealing
to the public for food and
clothing to send to Haiti.

The initiative was spear-
headed by Father Alaine
‘Laverne, pastor of St
Bede’s Catholic parish, off
Kemp Road.

Father Laverne reports
that the appeal was very
successful. Last week two
40-foot containers were
shipped to Port-au-Prince,
Haiti, by Seaboard Marine .
with food, clothing, baby
products, water, blankets
and medical supplies.

One container was_
shipped from Freeport and
the other from Nassau. On
arrival CARITAS,a
Catholic relief organisa-
tion, will undertake distri-
bution of goods to ensure
that those most in need
benefit.

The Very Rev Patrick
Pinder, Archbishop of
Nassau, registered his
appreciation to the
Bahamian community for
their generosity, and
reminded parishes of their
Christian duty to assist
those in need.

The archdiocese has also -
sent a cash donation to
supplement relief efforts.
A similar donation was
made to communities in
the Turks and-Caicos
Islands..,

we

-Pro-hanging marchers set to
take to the streets of Nassau

WITH the murder rate continuing
to soar, pro-hanging marchers will take
to the streets of Nassau again this
weekend in a bid to ensure all killers
face the death penalty.

Organisers hope hundreds will join
the march, which starts at Tom Grant
Park, Graham Drive, Yellow Elder
Gardens, at 9am on Saturday.

A group calling itself Families of
Murder Victims, backed by the Work-
ers Party, is the driving force behind
what it hopes will be a “noisy motor-
cade and march” through Nassau’s

‘streets.

The demonstration will take in Blue
Hill Road, Robinson Road, Marathon
Road, Wulff Road, East Street, Ross

Nassau Street and Poinciana Drive
before ending up back at the park.

The same group held a_pro-hang-
ing march during the summer which
attracted a big turnout.

Noise

“We are in crisis,” said a spokesman
for the group, “We want people to join
us and make as much noise as they can
to show the government that we expect
the law to be carried out.”

He said killers who had exhausted
the appeal process should now have
the death sentence read to them by the
Provost Marshal and be executed in
accordance with the law.

“It is up to the government to
instruct the Provost Marshal, that is
the Acting Police Commissioner, to
carry out his duties in this regard,” he
said.

“We are extending invitations to all
concerned citizens, and families of
murder victims, to join us in this march
and motorcade,” he added.

The group says it is time the gov-
ernment “removed all impediments”
to implementation of the death penal-
ty. °
“We are in crisis and this is the only
way to save the Bahamas from what
is going on at the present time,” the
source said.

The marchers will also call for all
murder suspects to be held in custody

instead of being granted bail.

Currently, the death penalty remains
on the Bahamas statute books, but the
last man to hang was Haitian-Bahami-
an David Mitchell, who was executed
in January, 2000, for the murder of an
expatriate couple in their Abaco holi-
day home. i

Nassau beautician and hairdresser:
John Higgs was due to hang the same’
morning for the murder of his wife;'
but he was found dead in his cell the’
night before, having apparently cut his
wrists.

Over the weekend, a stabbing death:
brought the country’s murder tally for
the year to 68. Another killing since
then is-also expected to be listed as a;
homicide.

Corner, Market Street, Chapel Street,

Legislative agenda to bolster anti-crime campaign

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Bahamas said it is seeking to
ensure that the country’s law
enforcement and criminal jus-
tice systems both have the legal

‘framework to effectively

counter not only the existing
crime situation, but also new
and emerging forms of crime,
Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest said.

Mr Turnquest said a “dynam-
ic legislative agenda” has
brought matters such as elec-
tronic monitoring, plea-bar-
gaining and human trafficking
to the forefront to ensure that

law enforcement entities and

the criminal justice system are
able to “appropriately address
these issues.”

He said it is part of a com-
prehensive “anti-crime fighting
strategy” that has been devel-
oped by the Ministry of Nation-
al Security in conjunction with
its law enforcement agencies.

The anti-crime strategy also
includes programmes such as
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force’s Peer Leadership Pro-
gramme for youth, in addition
to Her Majesty’s Prison’s com-
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crime prevention and criminal
justice strategy,” Mr Turnquest
said.

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nomic and social, to moral and
ethical, from old-fashioned
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Govt optimistic over Marco

City election court case

FROM page one

to the Atlantis lay-offs.

“This. is a very small, small
group of people you're talking
about. It’s not like Atlantis, I
think the biggest thing that hit
the country is the Atlantis (lay
offs),” he said.

Recently, employees in the
Wyndham Nassau Resort’s
receiving department were told
they would be temporarily laid-
off for four weeks: More than 40
employees from the hotel’s line
staff were made redundant and
over 40 employees from the
Sheraton Hotel were terminat-
ed.

Despite these bleak numbers,
Mr Douglas remained confident
the industry will soon rebound.

“T think things will come back,

‘I talked to one of the smaller
hotels, they’re saying they have
like 75 per cent (occupancy) on

- weekends and maybe 40 to 50
per cent during the week — but
those are some hotels that cater
to domestic tourists.

“I saw September 11 — there
was not one tourist in this coun-
try and when I looked the (indus-
try) bounced right back. So peo-
ple must stop panicking, I think
we’re really making this thing
worse than it‘is because at least
the country is still operating, we
still have some tourists in the
country,” he said.

Executive vice-president of the
Bahamas Hotel Association

Frank Comito shared the. union

official’s optimism: “We are ina
very difficult situation unlike any
that we’ve ever been in and the
immediate outcome is: not
known, (but) we have survived
and thrived beyond these types
’ of situations in the past and with

due diligence on the part of all

stakeholders, we’re hopeful that

we can come out of this sooner
- rather than later. But the future
_ is unknown,” he told The Tri-

Union braced for further .
job losses in Nassau

He said at a time when Amer-
icans are travelling less due to
their recession, the local hotel
industry and Ministry of Tourism
was focused on “aggressively
marketing the destination.”

“The most effective thing that
we can do now, and as an indus-
try we’re doing it, is to try to get
people to try to maximise the
number of visitors that we can
get to come to the Bahamas and
minimise the impact and dura-
tion of the (economic) situation.”

When asked if he felt the hefty
lay-offs from larger properties
like Atlantis would set a danger-
ous precedent for smaller hotels,
Mr Comito said any hotel down-
sizing was only a measure to
keep properties viable in the soft
economy.

“Staff reductions are only
occurring to be able to ensure
the future viability of the com-
panies — it’s unfortunate that
people’s lives had to be affected
but what’s important is that the
industry is able to survive
through this crisis and come out

of it in a manner where it can be: .

an even stronger force in the
future. There have been smaller
numbers of lay-offs and staff
reductions that have been occur-
ring over the six past weeks or so,
and again it remains to be seen to
what extent if at all, any lay-offs
will continue. But we’re hopeful
that they won’t — that’s a last
resort, companies want to retain

‘good people because they’re crit-

ical to the viability of the opera-
tion,” he said.

Yesterday, union officials were
in day one of negotiations with

' the Hilton to determine the fate

of the employees in question.
“We're in a meeting now dis-
cussing with management'to see

which is the best way to go. I
think all the major hotels have
been trying to hold (on to staff)
and we're waiting now to see —
we’re in discussions with man-
agement to determine what will

be the end result,” Mr Douglas

said yesterday.

When pressed for the estimat-
ed number of persons who may
be let go, Mr Douglas said it
would only be a small percentage
of the hotel’s staff.

«If it comes to that (lay-offs) it
will be a small amount. The most
it may be — it wouldn’t be more
than 30 workers if anything from
different categories, if we come
to a conclusion. Under the indus-
trial agreement, if it comes to the

_ Stage management does have the

rights under the agreement for
lay-offs but they have to discuss
that (with the union) after they
try everything else.”

Mr Douglas said Hilton offi-
cials had informed them of the
possibility of the lay-offs last
week and had requested a meet-

ing.

“They told us beforehand that
renovations were going to take
place and many of their rooms
were going to, be out of opera-
tion. So the question is what do
you do with X amount of
employees? It affects the whole
operation and it’s not anything
intentional and it’s not political.
If the tourists don’t come in this
country, what do you do in the

- hotel industry?” he asked.

When contacted yesterday,

- Hilton manager Peter Webster

declined to comment.

He acknowledged that the
hotel had 120 rooms out of
inventory for renovations which
won’t be complied until Spring,
2009.

FROM page one

“You can’t preempt the
court. So we’re not in a mood to
do that,” FNM chairman John-
ley Ferguson told The Tribune
yesterday.

“The FNM doesn’t function
like that. Hubert Ingraham, the
prime minister, doesn’t function
like that. We have a job to do,
we are doing our job and what-
ever obstacle we meet, we have
to. overcome it and continue to
serve the Bahamian people.”

Mr Ferguson said the gov-
erning party is “of course” opti-
mistic that the incumbent MP
and Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing will be
the victor in the ongoing elec-
tion court case.

The nine-month long court
battle between current MP for
Marco City Mr Laing, and his
predecessor in that Grand
Bahama. seat; PLP senator
Pleasant Bridgewater, is in its
final stages at present.

Should Mr Laing lose the
case and be ejected from the
House of Assembly, removing
an FNM senator from the Sen-
ate so that Mr Laing could be
appointed to the upper chamber
appears to be the only way for-
ward should the prime minister
be determined to keep Mr
Laing on as his “junior minis-
ter” in the Ministry of Finance
— a role in which Mr Laing has

been very active.

Among the FNM senators in
the upper chamber are: Minister
of Labour and Maritime Affairs
Dion Foulkes, party chairman
Johnley Ferguson, Tourism
Minister Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, Attorney General
Michael Barnett, Senate presi-
dent Lynn Holowesko, David
Thompson, Kay Forbes-Smith,
Reverend Frederick McAlpine

. and Jacinta Higgs.

Two weeks ago, Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall ruled that
Prime Minister Ingraham’s
appointment of Anthony Mus-
grove to the Senate was invalid
as there-is evidence of his FNM
affiliation, while Tanya Wright
was allowed to keep her seat as
he determined the evidence was
not clear in her case. The PLP
had claimed that both were
FNM supporters, and said the
two seats should have been give
to PLPs based on the balance of
power in the House of Assem-

“ bly.

The departure of Mr Mus-

' grove leaves a seat already open

in the Senate, however, with the
precedent already set that no

FNM affiliate can hold the seat,

Mr Laing could not take up that
appointment.

Last week, lawyers for both
sides presented their final tally
of contested votes to the judges,
who are now reviewing the evi-
dence with respect to the valid-

ity of each vote ready to make a.

determination about which will
be thrown out.

Judges have not yet
announced when the next court
session will be held, but it is
expected that the judgement on
the case will be issued at that
time.

Some 73 votes are being chal-
lenged by Mrs Bridgewater and
22 by Mr Laing. Mrs Bridgewa-
ter lost the seat, which she had

* held since 2002, by 47 votes.

Asked yesterday how confi-
dent he is about the likely suc-
cess of his client, attorney for
Mrs Bridgewater and PLP MP
for Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador, Phillip Davis,
said: “Well, we don’t know how

- those persons (whose votes they

are challenging the validity of)
voted, even though we chal-
lenged them. We. hope,. we
think that they may have voted
in the way we think (for Mr
Laing), but we never know
that.”

In the Pinewood election
court case, which was contested
by senator Allyson Maynard-
Gibson, FNM MP Byron
Woodside kept his seat.despite
judges throwing out 103 votes
contested by Mrs Gibson and
only seven contested by Mr
Woodside.

“It still turned out that over
half of them (that were thrown
out) voted for us; so it didn’t
affect the majority,” Mr Davis
said yesterday.

SuperClubs Resort chain founder

FROM page one

that the industrial agreement talks about the
‘rotation and what should happen in times of
lays-off and how it should be applied,” he said.

“Management has said there would be no
lay-offs, but according to the industrial agree-
ment they are positioning themselves for lay-
offs.”

Mr Morley said 860 workers are employed

at Our Lucaya. He said workers are struggling to.

take care of their families and pay. their bills.
“The managing director told us that they
would not close down the Sheraton...they said
they are only changing the branding,” he said.
Mr Morley said the Sheraton brand is due to
expire on December 19. 3° vit ar

He said they expect to meet with the cae c

Hundreds of workers on
rotation at Our Lucaya Resort

at Workers House tomorrow.
“We have.a responsibility to be true to the

membership. I.don’t want anyone to say that

Lionel Morley and the executives in Freeport
did not warn them and hide the information
from'them. _.

“I do not want to pre-empt anything, but we
want our people to know what is coming and we
want management to know that we will not be
silent,” he said.

Mr Morley claims that he has spoken with
Mr Roy Colebrook regarding the situation in

‘Freeport, but received no Seu ‘from ‘the

union president: | ania

O THE WORLD

FROM page one

Florida, the court documents state.

Both Mr Seivright and Mr Flores are employed
at Unique Vacations, the worldwide representa-
tive of the Sandals Group — SuperClubs’ long-time
rival.

Messrs Seivright and Flores work in Unique

- Vacations’ information technology department.

According to documents filed last month in
the Miami-Dade country court, Mr Issa “has
incurred actual damages to his reputation’ and
standing in the community as a result of the mali-
cious publication of these false and defamatory
statements.”

“On November 1, 2007, defendants Roger

Seivright and Stanja Seivright wrote and.sent a..
, defamatory, e-mail:from their home computer in

Miami, Florida using an. e-mail address they cre-
ated: ‘journalistforja@hotmail.com’

“Upon information and belief, the Seivrights
collaborated with the other defendants to send the
defamatory communication to a list of individuals
and entities in the US, Caribbean and Jamaican
tourism industry, and to other individuals known
to Mr Issa and his family,” it is stated in the court
documents filed. :

The court documents state that Mr Issa deter-
mined the real identities of the defendants from
the internet service provider (ISP) that issued

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the e-mail addresses to Mr Seivright and Mr Flo-
res.

Once Mr Issa learned the internet provider
(IP) address of the e-mail sender, he was able to
learn which local ISP owned the IP address, the

‘court documents said.

“An IP address is much like a fingerprint - —it is
a unique signature assigned to a specific com-
puter by a local company that provides the actu-
al internet to a user, such as BellSouth or Comcasr
Cable,” the court documents state. - .

The local ISP then provided Mr Issa with infor-
mation to identify the defendants.

“Upon information and belief, all of the defen-
dant’s defamatory communications originated

from distinct e-mail addresses that the defen-

dants obtained through free internet- -based e-

mail services provided by internet service

providers (ISPs) like, Microsoft, Yahoo and
Google,” it is stated in court documents.

In the court documents it is stated that
"between approximately November 1, 2007, and
May 13, 2008, the defendants distributed elec-
tronic mail (e- mail) messages disparaging Mr
Issa, his family and his reputation."

According to the court documents, the e-mail.
that was circulated “makes false factual state-
ments regarding (Mr Issa’s) business practices,
criminal activity and social mores, and makes
cruel personal attacks on his family.”

Lawyers and union members

PUBLIC NOTICE
PROCEDURES FOR
RESTAURANT OPERATORS

This notification is for restaurant operators who
currently accept BIC meal vouchers. |

As per established guidelines, please ensure that

and in this fashion what Kerzner
International did was not only
unfair, but we are also looking to
see exactly where it was also prob-
ably illegal,” said Mr Butler.

He said government and the
union have not done their duty
of speaking out for the many
Bahamians, who were at risk of
losing their ‘jobs.

“We are out here today to talk .

on behalf of those who cannot
talk on behalf of:themselves,” said

‘Mr Butler. >

“There has been an abject fail-
ure of those who have the:respon-
sibility and the right to talk on
their behalf — namely the union,
the government and the opposi-
tion.

“What we fear is that these peo-
ple have been taken advantage of
— yes there is a downturn in the
world financial markets, but is

Kerzner International using this
as reason to purge their staff?”
Mr Butler bolstered his argu-
ment against Kerzner’s need to
layoff hundreds of its employees

because of economic woes, by cit- ©

ing the company’s planned $30
million opening ceremony for its
newest property in Dubai.

‘He called the resort’s layoff
exercise a “preemptive strike.”

“Kerzner International, accord-
ing to themselves, has not yet lost
any money,” he said. “They
expect lower numbers during Jan-
uary and December and because
of that they are cutting people.”

Lawyer and civic activist Paul
Moss, who joined Mr Butler in
Rawson Square, said that Kerzn-
er International displayed “bad,
bad” business practices by laying
off their employees the way they

did.

“You have them using decep- '
tive measures to get people to
come into work to terminate
them,” he said.

“Persons were terminated after
their shifts and persons who were
in the middle of Serving guests
were terminated,” he alleged.

He too made a plea to govern-

“ment to assist those individuals
who have been decimated by the

mass firing.

“We know this is not going to
be the traditional Christmas that
many of them had planned for,”
said Mr Moss. .

Kirk Wilson, second vice pres-
ident of the BHCA WU, appealed
for all those Atlantis workers who
were laid off, and those still
presently employed, to come out
to the Western Esplanade on
Thursday, November 20, to rally
against the layoffs.

persons redeeming meal vouchers show at all.

times their company issued identification cards.

Further, please ensure that employees write their
name, employee number and date of redemp-
tion on the reverse side of the voucher, and that
the voucher is properly endorsed.

BIC will not honor any meal vouchers presented
by restaurateurs for settlement without these
required details. The company is not responsible
for any loss by any restaurant operator for failure
to comply with this procedure. BIC LS you for
your cooperation.

‘

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“We have to let the govern-
ment and the opposition know
that this will be the last of this —
we will not stand for it anymore,”
he said.

“There has to be a clear cut
message to each and every per-
son in authority to understand the
plight of the common man.”

Mr Butler noted that they do
not dislike Kerzner Internation-
al, but that they want them to
understand the plight oF the
Bahamian people.

“See what it is that you can do
to alleviate the pain and the
stress,” he said.

“You know what the stress
must be for a young mother going
into Christmas who. has been let

go.

“She needs to think about
school fees for the next term, she
needs to think about food on the
table and if the downturn in the
world economy is going to con-
tinue, when is she going to get a
job again?”

“We already have a large dis-
enfranchised set of Bahamian
people, we already have a crime
problem and now we have added
on top of that, disgusted and dis-
gruntled people and the way that
they are being handled and the
way that no one is speaking on
their behalf is not right.”



THE TRIBUNE



| meyer VAS |

Persons with disabilities
urged to fill out National
Registry questionnaire

m@ By LLONELLA GILBERT



OVER the past two years, National
Registry Questionnaires for Persons
with Disabilities (PWDs) have been
distributed across the country, with
close to 2,000 having been returned to
the Department of Social Services Dis-
ability Affairs Division thus far.

_ Consultant to the division Iris

Adderley said that Social Services is
urging more people to turn in the ques-
tionnaires so that it can be determined
to what extent disabled persons are
discriminated against in the job market,
and if there are any patterns of dis-
ability in the Bahamas.

She explained that there are good
‘ reasons for the country to have reli-
able disability statistics, such as the
need for these statistics when requests
are made for funding from interna-
tional agencies for programmes to help
disabled persons.

“In order for us to figure out a way
to get these numbers, we at the division
realised we could not wait for the cen-
sus, because the next census is in 2010,”
Ms Adderley said, pointing out that
worldwide, it is known that about 10 to
12 per cent of a country’s population

Royal Bahamas
- Defence Force
increases its fleet

will have a disability.

When the initiative began, the divi-
sion distributed the forms to the
Department of Social Services offices
throughout the islands and to non-gov-
ernment organisations that are dis-
ability related.

To get the forms out to more peo-
ple, the division also plans to distribute
them to healthcare facilities, ministries
and other locations.

Ms Adderley said persons are reluc- ~

tant to fill out the questionnaire
because they have fears of being
stereotyped or feel they may be sub-
jected to prejudice.

This also means that they might not
want their names on the forms for fear
of persons finding out that they have a
disability, she said.

Ms Adderley emphasised that the
questionnaires are extremely confi-
dential.

The names, she noted, are needed to
ensure persons who might have the
same names are not mixed up, or if
the division wants to track down a per-
son for a programme it thinks might fit

- his or her needs.

She also explained why other infor-
mation is needed when persons fill out

the questionnaire.

Ms Adderley said the division asks
for a person’s age so it can see whether
there are trends for certain disabilities
within certain age groups.

The questionnaire asks for gender
because the division wants to know
whether certain disabilities are more
prevalent in men than in women, and
asks for marital status to determine
the percentage of disabled persons who
are single, married or divorced, Ms
Adderley said.

She said that statistics worldwide
show that husbands usually leave their
spouses if they become disabled, while
in most cases women stay with their
husbands if they become disabled.

The division wants to see whether
this trend is the same for the Bahamas,
Ms Adderley said.

The division also wants to be able
to ascertain whether individuals were
allowed to continue with their educa-
tion if they became disabled, or at what
level they were able to continue with
their education if they were born with
a disability, she said.

Ms Adderley said it is important to-
find out whether persons were
employed if they became disabled lat-

B By MATT MAURA
Bahamas Information
Services

THE size of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force’s fleet
‘of short, medium and long--
“range ‘ sea- going vessels: ‘signifi-'”

“cantly increased following thé

“receipt of two new 40-foot
coastal patrol boats. The boats

were built at a cost of $1.6mil- _

lion.

. The two new boats boosted
the number of sea-going assets
the Force has received over an
‘11-month period to ten.

Minister of National Security
Tommy ‘Turnquest said the

‘ boats are part of the govern-
ment’ strategy to “systemati-

cally remove constraints” from .

the capacity of the Defence
Force to counter trans-national
crime, including organised
crime, by providing the Force
with the sea and air assets nec-
essary for it to carry out its man-
-date.

He said that the Defence
Force’s initiatives are especially
focused on confronting the “sig-
nificant” illegal drugs and gun
trade in addition to human
smuggling and illegal migration,
which he said are having “seri-
ous implications for the unac-
ceptable levels of crime and
criminality in our country.”

Mr Turnquest said the
Defence Force is expected to
“soon take delivery” of two air-
craft that have been purchased
to assist it in its mission and
mandate.

He said the Defence Force
will be provided with addition-
al sea-going assets as part of the
government’s “phased acquisi-
tion plan for the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force.”

“The government’s objective
is clear,” Mr Turnquest said. “It
‘is to equip the Defence Force to
meet threats to the sovereignty
and territorial integrity of the
Bahamas and to guard our her-
itage.”

Mr Turnquest said that giv-
en the country’s geographical
location, many of the “signifi-
cant threats” to the national
security of the Bahamas “will
always come from the sea.”

He said it is a fact that the
Bahamas has its unique securi-
ty challenges, many of them
stemming from its proximity to
the United States and the trans-
national criminal activity that
targets that country.

The National Security Min-
ister said while the acquisition
and maintenance of sea and air
assets are both “costly propo-
sitions for small states such as
the Bahamas,” the government
is committed to ensuring that
the country’s sovereignty and
territorial water is protected.

“In late October of this year,
the Commander of the Defence
Force joined forces with-the
Commissioner of Police (Act-
ing) in hosting the Joint Meet-

ing of the Caribbean ‘Commu-
nity (CARICOM) Standing
Comfnittees for Commissioners
of Police and Military Chiefs in
New Providence. The meeting
stressed the importance of mar-
itime assets to the protection of

“4 the countries of CARICOM,”
‘Mr Turnquest Said 2S 4 URLO8 ons

' “This is so notwithstanding
that the acquisition and main-
tenance of such assets is a cost-

ly proposition for small states. -

The Bahamas knows this only
too well. We also know that
maritime assets, critical though
they are, cannot in and of them-
selves remove dangér from our
seas and from our country. The

_vessels we have acquired, and
will continue to acquire, are but
instruments in the hands of the
officers and marines of the Roy-
al Bahamas Defence Force.

“There are significant respon-

sibilities and serious risks inher-
‘ent in’sérvice in the Royal |
‘Bahamtas 'Defencé Forte;”’Mr
Turnquest continued, “let me
express the confidence of the
government of the Bahamas
that the officers and marines to
whom we entrust P-44 and P-
45, will ensure that they and the

vessels they command are
always up. to the task of pro-

tecting our borders while guard-
ing our heritage.”

Demeritte’s Funeral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY.
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

SAS)

SHEMICA
NEFATERIA
NATASHA |
CUNNINGHAM-
LYLES, 35

a resident of Garden Hills.

| #3 will be held at St.

| Barnabas Anglican Church,

Baillou Hill and: Wulff

road, on Thursday at 11:00

a.m. Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes. Interment
follows in the Western Cemetery, Nassau St.

| Left to cherish her memories are, her husband, Dwight
| Lyles; children, Ashley, Rayven, Lanae, Shoshanna-
} and Aaliyah; mother, Brenda Cunningham
| (predeceased by her husband Sidney Cunningham;
| brothers, Duran and Sean Cunningham; sisters,
Sherese Cunningham and Sherell Cox; aunts, Eleanor
Bain and Theresa Lamm; Uncles, Ronnie and Rusty
| Armbrister, Ehurd and Phillip Cunningham; step
|} grandmother, Viola Cunningham; niece, Xenia Cox;
| nephew, Tyrique Cox; cousins, Gina Ferguson, Yvette
Rahming, Kent, Carlos, Chester, Garvin and Demetrius
Bain; Michelle Smith, Sophia, Marco, Edgadro and
Omar Armbrister; Buscheme, Ricardo and Anya
Armbrister, Anastacia, Veronica Armbrister, Michael,
Marcus, Rudy Cunningham, Brittany Lamm; mother-
in-law, Sharon Neilly-Lyles; sister-in-law, Shevette
Lyles-Edwards; brother-in-law, Robert Cox; neice-
in-law, Marqueya Edwards; nephew-in-Iaw, Demjai
Edwards. Cousins-in-law, Kevin Ferguson, Phyillis,
Ingrid, Christine Bain, Christopher Rahming, Rechelle
Smith, Tiska Armbrister; special friends, Heather
Hanlan, Jillian Dorsett, Portia Lightbourne and family,
Shirleen Bullard and family, Aunt Lois of Ft.

Snoopy.

| Lauderdale, The staff of Walgreen's, The family Pet

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
} Funeral Home on today at 1:00 pm-5:00 pm and on
Thursday at the church at 10am until service time.



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008, PAGE Q:



THE MINISTRY of Labour and Social Development Department of Social Services Dis- :
ability Affairs Division’s consultant Iris Adderley explains why filling out the National ~

er in life, or whether. being disabled
affected their ability to get a job even if
they had ‘an education, which would
be discrimination.

“So we want to know then whether
your job is permanent because some-
times what happens is when you
become disabled you are medically
boarded and they send you home to
rot as we call it. They do not under-
stand that your brain still works,” she
said. -



Layee)

~ Registry Questionnaires for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is so important.

The division also wants to look at
the occupations of persons with: dis-
abilities, their income levels, whether
they are being paid the same as some=
one without a disability, and whether
they were on National Insurance.

She said the last section of the ques-
tionnaire allows.respondents to state
whether they are receiving the social
services they need. These may include
a need for food, shelter and medical
care.



: "Patrick Hanna/BIs

THE.CREWS. of P- 44 and P-45 stand at.attention onboard the two 40-foot Dauntless patrol boats during,
: commissioning ceremonies on Friday; November: 14, 2008,-

PROPOSED GENERATOR BUILDING AND
CE UCALAE Ve UONIGe);

Tender can be collected from our Adminishation Building,
~ John F. Kennedy Drive during the hours of 9:30AM fo 5:00PM,

Tender should be addressed as follows:

Mr. Kirk Griffin

Acting President & CEO

Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.

John F. Kennedy Drive

P.O. Box N-3048
Nassau, Bahamas

Tender should be marked as follows:

TENDER FOR GENERATOR BUILDING AND

GENERATOR INSTALLATION FOR POINCIANA DRIVE BUILDING

Proposals should be received no later than 12: NOON,
DECEMBER 11, 2008,

www.btcbahamas.com





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2008

BSA hosts
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@ By BRENT STUBBS
» Senior Sports Reporter
' bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

to rom the doldrums of a dis-
i appointing performance at
her fifth Olympic Games in
Beijing, China, Jackie
Edwards got a major boost

|

for her storied long jump career when °

She was inducted into Stanford Univer-
sity’s Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2008 ceremony tank
place on Saturday as Edwards joined six
other alumnus from six different sports
for their collegian performances for the
Cardinals and in their post-collegiate
careers.

All inductees would Have had to be
graduated from Stanford University for
more than 10 years.

| As a 1992 graduate and five-time All-.
American, Edwards left:an' indelible
mark with the Cardinals where she still
holds ‘the long jump record of 21-feet,

11 3/4-inches and the triple jump of 43-4

1/2.

The 1987 graduate of Queen’s, Col-
lege, who also still holds the Carifta
under-17 girls long jump record and is
tied with Shonel Ferguson for the
Bahamas national record, said she never
envisioned being inducted into Stan-

: field over the weekend.

only athlete inducted from track and

Edwards, 37, had the opportunity to.

. invite nine persons to share the moment

with her and she indicated that she was

quite-pleased that they all showed up.

Heading the list were her parents Rev
Nymphas and Lois' Edwards, her broth-
er Dr John Edwards, her long-time coach

ford’s Hall of Fame.
“They don’t do very many people, so it
was quite an honour,” said Edwards, the

Sportsbeat...



Jazz end losing streak

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Carlos Boozer

_ had to take a look at the box score before believ:
ing it.

, - It wasn't Boozer's.21 points and 15 rebounds

_ that surprised him — it was Shaquille O'Neal's
rebound numbers — or, rather, his rebound
number.

_. Boozer and the Jazz Bot O'Neal and Steve
Nash into early foul trouble and pulled away in
the second half of a 109-97 win over Phoenix

- 109-97 on Monday night, holding O'Neal.to a

_ single rebound while dominating the boards 47-
26...

/ . See page 14

Browns’ field goal victory.

ORCHARD
PARK, N.Y. (AP) —
Phil Dawson wasn't
about to quit during

Cleveland's latest
fourth-quarter melt-
down. Turned out,
neither did the rest of
the Browns.

With a confident
nod to coach Romeo
Crennel, Dawson went
out and calmly hit a
career-long 56-yard
field goal with 1:39 left
that sent Cleveland to a .29-27 win over the
Buffalo Bills on Monday night...

See page 12

Confident over De La Hoya

|

| LOS ANGELES
(AP) — Trainer
| Freddie Roach
believes Manny
| — Pacquiao will have
| one significant edge |
' when he fights
| Oscar De La Hoya:
| concentration.

i Roach said the
' 35-year-old De La °

Hoya has changed since his younger days as
one of the most dominant fighters...

See page 13

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JACKIE with her long-time coach Brooks Johnson...

c
tanford’s Hall of Fame



MPER JACKIE EDWARDS. Her induction award can also. be seen...





JACKIE with her brother Dr John Edwards...

Rugby
Sevens:
Bahamian
duo on
West
pat

m By = DORSETT
Sports Reporter

THE Bahamas continues to
stake his claim as an impact
player on the international rug-
by scene as two, of the nation’s

_players were named to the

region’s top Sevens sides.
- Jeremico Cooper and Devon
Woodside will represent the
Bahamas as members of the
West Indies team selected for
the 20th edition of the Punte
Del Este International Sevens.
Dennis Dwyer, chairman of

‘the West Indies Management

Committee, officially
announced the team this week,
which was selected from a list of
24 players originally chosen’
after the last months NAWIRA
Sevens held here in the
Bahamas.
. The tournament takes place
in Punte Del Este, Uraguay,
January 3-4, 2009.

Woodside will play the Prop

’ position while Cooper will play

Flyhalf/Prop.
Other members of the team
- include Albert LaRose,

Claudius Butts and Kevin
McKenzie of Guyana, Jason
Clarke, Andre Carbera and

Luther Burrell of Trinidad and

Tobago, Hollis Green of St Vin-
cent andthe Grenadines and

Tom Healy of Bermuda.. :

Barbadian ‘coach Joe Whip-

‘ple was named as the Fea’ s

head coach. -
Whipple, who also serves as

chairman of the selectors com-

mittee, said participation in the
Punte Del Este and the upcom-

ing Trinidad and Tobago

Enthusiasts International Sev-
ens will serve as preparation for
the International Rugby Board-
’s Sevens World Series in Hong
Kong.
~The team for the Trinidadian
tournament, which is scheduled
to take place December 6-7, will
be announced shortly.
The team for the iRB Sevens

‘World Series will largely be

made up of the current field and
will also include approximately
three players playing Premiere
League Rugby in the UK.



Cricket:

‘developmental athletes’

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

AUBURN University assistant
coach Henry Rolle is calling on the

' Bahamas Government to revisit the

subvention for the “developmental

athletes” before those in college -

lose their eligibility.

Rolle, a Bahamian who. has
recruited a few Bahamian athletes
on scholarships at Auburn, said the
report of the status of the subven-
tion in the Bahama Journal has

been published in Track and Field,

News.

As a result of the report, Rolle -

said Auburn University has
received a number of calls from oth-
er schools who are concerned about
the Bahamian athletes who have

been listed and are on Auburn’s -

track and field roster. ;

“We are in a situation where it
has to be proven that these athletes
didn’t receive any monies from the
Bahamian government,” Rolle

_ pointed out.
“Our compliance department saw

the story on the website and they
contacted me and I contacted Mr
(Archie) Nairn, (permanent secre-
tary at the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture) that we will need some
supporting documents.”

Rolle said other schools in the
Southeastern Conference, of which
Auburn is a member, have made it
an issue and so Auburn has to clar-
ify the matter or the athletes could

lose their eligibility
If there is any consolation, Rolle

-- said the athletes in question (whom

he declined to mention), have been
interviewed by the university and
they have indicated that they have
not received any money.

“I have contacted their parents
and they have told me that they
have not received any money,” said
Rolle, who noted that the parents
are going to have to be interviewed
by their compliance department as

‘ well.

“In fact, the parents have told me
that they didn’t even know that

their children were on the subven-
tion list because they have not

received anything in writing from
the Ministry of Sports.”

Rolle, a former coach at St John’s
College, said there’s no problem
with the way the ministry has
restructured the subvention pro-
gramme where they have placed
some athletes on probation and
some have been removed from the
list because of their performances.

But he noted that the problem
comes with the “developmental.ath-
letes” who are identified as the ath-
letes who are either still in college
or are eligible for college.

“One of the things with providing
the subvention to the college ath-
letes is that we are making them
feel as if they are accomplished
when they really are not,” he said.

“They still have a long way to go
because they first have to complete
college, regardless of whether or

not they win a national or interna-

tional title.”

Rolle said their main concern.is
that proof is provided that the ath-
letes have not received any fund-

ing from the ministry or they could

end up losing their eligibility.

The ministry’s staff could not be
contacted up to press time last
night, but Martin Lundy, the direc-
tor of sports, said the athletes on
the “developmental list” would not

receive any funding directly, but:

instead their funds would be sent
to the local track and field federa-
tion (Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations).

Currently, Auburn University has
two track and field athletes and two
swimmers on scholarships, whose
names appear on the subvention

list as “developmental athletes.”

Rather than providing funding ,

for the athletes, who are taken care
of by the colleges while on scholar-
ship, Rolle said the ministry could
look at distributing the money

through a more sustainable pro- -

gramme in the high school system.

“That is what Jamaica is doing
and that is why they are so far
ahead of us,” Rolle said. “We are
concentrating more on the club sys-
tem and that is just not working for
us.

“Trinidad & Tobago is doing the
same thing and they are in the same
situation as us. We have to get more

» funding for the school system so

that we can produce a lot more ath-
letes.”



Paratise

THE Bahamas Cricket
Association League playoffs
began on Saturday with the
Dockindale Titans playing
‘Scotia Bank Paradise.

It was a great match
between the two premier |
teams. Dockindale batted
first. and amassed a total of
322 runs for the loss of eight

-| wickets in the allotted 40

overs.’ Top scorers were

| Kevin Surujlal of the

Bahamas national team with
124 runs and Rohan Parks,
also of the national team,
with 66 runs.
' Bowling for the bank’s
team, Brent Fullerton took
three wickets and Hamilton
Guilyard took two wickets.
Scotia Bank Paradise, at
bat, scored 267 runs all out
-to lose a well played match

‘| by 55 runs. Their top scorers

were hational team player
Gregory Irving with 143 runs,
Chris Thomas 33 and nation-
al team player Gary Bell with
32 runs.

Paradise bowling was errat-
ic. They yielded 47 wides and
10 no-balls.

On Sunday, St Agnes did
not show up for their match
with the T-Bird Flyers. The
latter advanced and is sched-
uled to play the Dynasty Stars
on Saturday. The winner is
slated to play the Dockindale
Titans in the final.





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PAGE 12, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008

Dawson’s 56-yard
field goal lifts the
Browns to victory

@ By JOHN WAWROW
APS orts Writer

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.
(AP) — Phil Dawson wasn't
about to quit during Cleve-
land's latest fourth-quarter
meltdown. Turned out, neither
did the rest of the Browns.

With a confident nod to —
coach Romeo Crennel, Daw- |
son went out and calmly hit a
career-long 56-yard field goal
with 1:39 left that sent Cleve-
land to a 29-27 win over the
Buffalo Bills on Monday night.

Dawson's fifth field goal of
the game capped a wild finish.
The teams traded leads during :
a 46-second span in the final 2?
minutes — after the Browns
‘appeared ready to squander a
13-point lead for the third
straight week: And the game
wasn't decided until Buffalo's
Rian Lindell missed a 47-yard
field-goal attempt wide right
with 38 seconds remaining,
allowing Cleveland to run out
the clock.

Suddenly, the Browns (4-6)
have something to feel good .
about after they were on the
verge of unraveling. Running
back Jamal Lewis even ques-
tioned whether his teammates
had quit during a 34-30 loss to
Denver on Nov. 6.

"We got 'tired of what hap+
pened the previous two weeks,
getting a lead and losing it in ;
the fourth quarter," receiver
Braylon Edwards said. "As a
team, we rallied. We came
together when we were sup-
posed to and made the plays
_ necessary to win.’ ,

Brady Quinn earned his first
win in the second career start
for the 2007 first-round draft
pick. And the Browns’ once.
porous defense — which
allowed 993 yards of-offense in
its previous two games com-
bined — held the Bills to 334
yards while generating four
turnovers. «

"You can't. say ‘enough,’ ",
-Crennel said. "The guy: hung in

Give Crennel credit, too.

Without hesitation, he made
‘the decision to send Dawson

out after the Browns' seven-
play, 28-yard drive stalled at
the Bills 39 after Edwards
couldn't hold onto Quinn's pass
at the right sideline on third-
and-10.

"On the spur of the moment,
you've got to be confident,"
Dawson said. "So-as. soon as
we threw the incomplete pass
on third down, I was ready to
go. I gave Romeo a nod, and
he had the confidence to send
me out there."

It was a better ending for
Dawson, too: He missed a
potential game-tying 54-yard
field goal in the final minute of
a 14-11 loss at Washington on
Oct, 19.

“It's the Bills (5-5) who now
face questions about unravel:
ing. They've lost four straight
— their longest skid'since 2005
— and five of six, looking noth-
ing like the upstart team that

. opened the season 4-0.

Much of the blame for this
loss falls on the shoulders of
quarterback Trent Edwards,
who threw three interceptions.
on his first four possessions,

: putting the Bills in a deep hole.
"It's frustrating right now. I
don't really have any good

answers," he said. "I'm frus-
trated with myself and the way
I performed."

The miscues — two: poor
reads and a pass tipped by
defensive tackle Shaun Rogers
at the line of scrimmage —
were an extension of the trou-
bles Trent Edwards had in his -



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first quarter against Cleveland,
he threw eight interceptions,
lost two. fumbles and gave up
a safety. ,

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harder. He was emotionally

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay suspended soc-
cer in all divisions until further notice Monday, a day after
more than 100 fans fought with sticks and metal on the field. »

The violence came after a game between top-division teams
Danubio and Nacional. The fight at Danubio's stadium lasted
several minutes before riot police intervened.

Interior Minister Daisy Tourne said police responded slowly
because most officers were watching for post-game violence
outside the stadium.

"(Clubs) foment violent behavior," she said. "We have to
cast our gaze at other participants because the attitude of the

_ clubs leaves much to be desired."

Tourne also criticized Montevideo municipal authorities for
allowing games at Danubio's stadium despite warnings it lacked
adequate security.

‘Nacional president Ricardo Alarcon told the El Pais news-
paper he felt "distressed" and "pained" over the violence.

The Uruguay Football Association said the soccer ban extend-

“ed to youth leagues.

With sore back,
Federer beats Blake
in exhibition match

@ By VIJAY JOSHI
Associated Press Writer

for.a few weeks."

The 10th-ranked Blake beat
Federer the last time they
KUALA LUMPUR, _ played, at the Beijing Olympics.
Malaysia (AP) — Roger Fed-
erer overcame an ailing back to
beat James Blake in a one-set
exhibition Tuesday.

Federer rallied from 3-1
down to win 7-6, taking the

last few years, Federer began
the year recovering. usa
mononucleosis.

He still managed to iene
three major finals and the semi-
finals at the fourth.

His U.S. Open win pulled
him within one title of Pete
Sampras' Grand Slam record,
‘but Federer was undecided on
whether he would prefer to win
his first French Open crown in
2009 or his sixth Wimbledon.

"That's a pretty hard ques-
tion to answer," Federer said.
"TH probably have the answer
in August."

In another singles match,
McEnroe beat Borg 7-6 (13-11).

"I'm delighted to have won
this match as it was really
tough," said McEnroe, who is

came days after a sore back
contributed his struggles at the
Masters Cup, where he failed
to reach the semifinals.

John McEnroe and Bjorn
Borg also played at the "Show-
down of Champions," which
included four one-set matches.

Federer, now ranked No. 2,
lost his No. 1 ranking to Rafael
Nadal before winning his 13th
Grand Slam title at the U.S.
Open. He was forced to with-
draw from the Paris Masters
because of his back and said he
needs a break from tennis.

"It has been a tough season
with lots of traveling and I could
just sleep for a month," he said.
"I felt fine during the game, but
obviously after a hard season I
would need some time off. I'm
glad we are at the end of the
season and I will take it easy

calls.
"I hate to say this but the
linesmen did a good job."
Federer and Borg then
teamed to play McEnroe and
Blake in doubles, and the
Americans won 7-5.

After dominating tennis the _

famous for angrily disputing line

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Lynch
retires
after 15
years in

the NFL

@ By FRED GOODALL
AP Sports Writer



TAMPA, Florida (AP) —
No more bone-jarring tackles
for John Lynch.

The hard-hitting, nine-time
Pro Bowl safety retired Mon-
day, saying it was time to
begin a new phase of life after
11 seasons with the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers and four
more with the Denver Bron-
cos.

He felt so strongly about
the relationships he bu ‘Jt with
both clubs that he decided
against stepping down in the
colors of either team.

Nevertheless, returning to
Tampa for the announcement
spoke volumes.

"I played 11 years here. We
won a Super Bowl. But much
more important was the jour-
ney and the way we did
things," Lynch said.

“I'm proud to be a part of
this organization, just like the
Broncos. I'm proud of the way
I played my career. You don't
give yourself a pat on the back
too much. But at the end of
the day, I'm filled with pride

and thankfulness."

A third-round draft pick of
the Bucs in 1993, Lynch was
part of a core of young players ©
— along with Derrick Brooks,
Warren Sapp, Mike Alstott,
Warrick Dunn and Ronde
Barber — who helped trans-
form Tampa Bay from a
laughingstock into a champi- ;
onship team.’

The 37-year-old made five
trips to the Pro Bowl as a Buc-
caneer and four as a Bronco
after Tampa Bay released him
following the 2003 season in
what generally was viewed as
a cost-cutting move, even
though Lynch was willing to

__take:less money to stay.

He left Denver on more
pleasant terms in July.after
being ‘bumped from his start-
ing role and signed with New
England during training camp.
The Patriots cut him two
weeks later, and Lynch had
been pondering retirement
ever since.

"I knew in my heart I was
done when I walked out of
there," he said during a news
conference attended by sev-
eral former teammates,
including Brooks, Dunn; Bar-
ber and Alstott, who.
announced his retirement ear-
lier this year.

Lynch finished with 1 277
tackles, 100 pass breakups and
26 interceptions in 224 regu-
lar-season games.

"I remember a core group
of players, coaches and own-
ers here believing we could
change a culture of losing. We
were the 'Yucks.' We were the
worst franchise in football,"
Lynch said. "But having a
belief and looking each other
in the eye and saying we can
change this.thing, and we're
going to change this thing, it
made it so sweet when we
eventually did."

In addition’to thanking the
Bucs and Broncos, who sent a
representative to Tampa for
the occasion, Lynch paid
homage to the four coaches
— Sam Wyche, Tony Dungy,
Jon Gruden and Mike Shana-
han — he played for.in the
NFL

He also mentioned four for-
mer Tampa Bay assistants —
Herman Edwards, Mike Tom-
lin, Rod Marinelli and Lovie
Smith — who are currently
head coaches and talked
about Bill Belichick granting
his wish to play all of New

-England's preseason finale.

It wound up being his last
game.

Now, he's preparing for his
broadcasting debut with Fox

-next week in Jacksonville,

where he'll be part of the
Jaguars-Minnesota Vikings
telecast.

"I'm looking forward to
being a rookie all over again,"
Lynch said.

He said he might be inter-
ested in coaching at some
point, but was less definitive
about speculation that he
might go into politics.

"There was.a report last
week that I was running for
governor of Colorado. I don't
know where that came from,"
Lynch said. "I try not to rule
things out, but I really have a
passion for this game and:
want to do something that's
around that. But we'll see.
Like I said, there's a lot of
unknowns."



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Edwards inducted XScxscrr ees

into Stanford’
Hall of Fame

FROM page 11.

Brook Johnson and legendary
football player Jerry Rice, one
of her close friends.

During her acceptance
speech, Edwards thanked Stan-
ford for the award and the sup-
port she has gotten over the
years from her family and the
training from Johnson.

~ As a matter of fact, Johnson

was in Beijing to assist Edwards .
with her training at the
Olympics, especially after the
drama that she had to endure
with the Bahamas Olympic
Association.

After she failed to post a
-mark during the preliminary
rounds, Edwards said Johnson
was there waiting for her on the
warm-up track where he was
able to console her.

“I said who would have
thought that this same

believed in me even at Stanford
when I had two knee surgeries
and I had put on a bunch of
weight, that I would be the best
collegiate long jumper, was
‘there for me. in Beijing,”
Edwards reflected.

“He was telling me after I
came off the track to look at
the bigger picture because who
I was could not be defined by
one performance and that the
sum of who I am could not be
measured in feet and inches.”

By the time Johnson had fin-
ished his speech, Edwards said
she felt as if she had actually .
won something because he
encouraged her to “pick my
head up” and “not drag around
the Village.”

Coming off that dismal per-
formance, Edwards said she is
encouraged much more because

Pacquiao confident as he
prepares for De La Hoya

@ By KEN PETERS
AP Sports Writer

_ LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Trainer Freddie Roach believes
Manny Pacquiao will have one
significant edge when he fights
Oscar De La Hoya: concentra-
tion.

Roach said the 35-year-old
De La Hoya has changed since
his younger days as one of the
most dominant fighters.

"He's not quite as active, he's
a little more patient, and he
tires a little bit quicker," Roach
said Monday at the Hollywood
gym where he trains Pacquiao.
"He has had trouble focusing
on the game plan. His mind
wanders in there.

"He's weak-minded. I'm not
saying nothing bad about him.
But some people are very
strong-minded, like Manny
Pacquiao, and he can hold the
game plan throughout."

Pacquiao, who faces De La
Hoya on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas,
said he doesn't know if his
opponent is weak-minded. The
29-year-old from the Philip-
pines also is concentrating on
his preparation ahead of the
bout.

"Spiritual, physical and men-
tal. You have to focus on that,"
he said.

The fight will be literally the
biggest ever for Pacquiao, who

first fought at 106 pounds and

, who _
“was my’ coach way back’ ‘then, ue

receiving the award was one of
the most defining moments in
her athletic career.

“It’s pretty high up there
because Stanford has been
around for more than 100
years,” Edwards said. “When
you have athletes like Tiger
Woods and John Elway and
John McEnroe, all of those peo--
ple who have been to Stanford,
you don’t know if you’re going
to be included in their best of
their best athletes.

“It’s the highest award that
Stanford gives to their athletes
so it’s a pretty big deal. It’s one
of those things that you don’t
think about because it’s collec-
tive of your éntire career. It’s

' not like when I made the final

in Sydney (at the 2000
Olympics). It’s taking every-
thing into consideration.”

. Listed as one of the top three
moments in, her life, Edwards.
‘said'sheé was just elated to savor
the achievement with her par-
ents at her side.

“Sometimes athletes, includ-
ing myself, get caught up in just

. doing and you don’t have time

to stop and think and reflect on

vall that you have accom-

plished,” she insisted.

“You are just training and
before you know it, your career
is done. So I just took that time
to reflect on my career. I had a.
very good career, even though
some people might not think
so, but for me it has been really
good and if I could change some
things I would.”

Edwards, an NCAA Division
I indoor and outdoor as well as
PAC 10 champion, who has
made the final at the Pan Amer-
ican Games (winning a silver
and bronze), Commonwealth
Games and World Indoor and



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will be
fighting at
the welter-
weight limit
of 147. He
has gained
weight
while De
La Hoya
has been
losing. At 5-
foot-10,
some 4
inches taller than Pacquiao, De
La Hoya has fought at 160
pounds but is down to 145.

De La Hoya has said he con-
siders himself a natural welter-
weight.

Pacquiao, who weighs 151,
noted the difference in height,
but did not seem concerned
about any weight issues for the
bout.

"I'm very comfortable at this
weight. There are a lot of peo-
ple saying that Manny Pac-
quiao is moving up a weight
division and, 'Is he going to be
fast or is he going to be slow?'"
Pacquiao said. "In training, we
focus on speed, because the
speed will be the key in this
fight."

Roach thinks weight also will
be a factor that will work in
Pacquiao's favor. After the

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three points in a field of 28 com-
petitors.

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got a third, second and eighth,
was second with 13 points.
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Outdoor Championships in
addition to the Olympics, said
she’s not done yet.

“I’m not going to end my
career. on such a horrible note
as I did at the Olympics,” she
promised. “I’m trying to be real-
ly positive next year. I’m into ~
my fourth week of training, I’m
healthy and my mind is reawak-
ened to really try andexcel.”

With the [AAF World Cham-
pionships scheduled for August
in Berlin, Germany, Edwards
said she’s focusing on rekindling
her career and she expects to
be in tip top shape under the
training of Dan Pfaff, who
coached her from 1998-2003.

parents, Rev Edwards and
Lois Edwards...

weigh-in for his 134-pound
bout against David Diaz in
June, Pacquiao was up to 147
when he stepped into the ring.

"I expected him to be slug-
gish, thought he put too much
weight on," Roach said. "You
know what? He didn't. He was
great that night, he was explo-
sive. I think it was the best fight
he's ever fought. He was very
disciplined. There'll be a lot of
similarities in this fight."

Pacquiao stopped Diaz in the
ninth round.

Roach said Pacquiao was
stronger now that he's gotten
heavier, adding De La Hoya

"might be at weight now, but I
know he's killing himself mak-
ing it and I think he's going to
be weak going into the fight."

Pacquiao said he is preparing
for whatever tactics De La

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of the opportunity presented
by going up against one of box-
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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Jazz end 3-game losing streak
with 109-97 win over Suns ©

@ By DOUG ALDEN
AP’ Sports Writer



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —
Carlos Boozer had to take a
look at the box score before
believing it.

It wasn't Boozer's 21 points
_ and 15 rebounds that surprised

him — it was Shaquille O'Neal's
rebound numbers — or, rather,
his rebound number.

Boozer and the Jazz got
O'Neal and Steve Nash into

early foul trouble and pulled {

away in the second half of a

109-97:win over Phoenix 109- —

97 on Monday night, holding
O'Neal to a single rebound
while dominating the boards 47-
26. .

"That gave us SO many more:

possessions," Boozer said. "It
was all defense. We got stop
after stop after stop."

The Jazz had 17 offensive
rebounds to Phoenix's five and
outrebounded the Suns 16-6 in
the fourth quarter.

Utah ended a three-game los-
ing streak after going 1-4 ona
road trip last week.

The Jazz again played with-
out point guard Deron Williams
and center Mehmet Okur, but
even the short-handed lineup
was too much for the Suns after
O'Neal and Nash both picked
up their fourth fouls early in the
third quarter.

In the only other NBA games
Monday, Houston beat Okla-
homa City 100-89 and San

Antonio. edged the Los Angeles

Clippers 86-83.

Andrei Kirilenko added 19

points and two big blocks on
O'Neal as Utah pulled away in
the fourth quarter ‘and
improved to 5-0 at home. The
Jazz had their highest-scoring

game of the season without.

Williams, still recovering from a
sprained ankle that's. limited
him to two games.

The Suns were sluggish one

" night after beating Detroit 104-

86 in Phoenix and unraveled as
Nash and O'Neal tried to avoid
fouling out. Utah capitalized

with 13 straight points during a





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SHAQUILLE O'NEAL is double teamed by Utah Jazz nid Ronnie Price (left) and forward Carlos Boozer during
the third quarter of Monday’ s.game in Salt Lake City...

17-2 run that sealed it.

"Defensively we just had too
many breakdowns," Phoenix
coach Terry Porter said. "One
of their best offenses was just
to shoot it and go get it."

O'Neal finished: with ‘one.

rebound for just the second
time in his, career.
"T-had two quick fouls, so I
had'to go to my finesse game,"
O'Neal said. ;
.C.J. Miles scored a season-
high 21 points and Brevin

‘Knight had six assists and 12,
points, going 6- for-7 from the
_ floor.

Coach Jerry Sloan was
pleased with the performance,

but seems perplexed as to why

the Jazz can play so poorly on
the road and so well at home

~ just a few days later.

"Where's it been? That's the

question I ask," Sloan said.
"They're expected to do that

"every night."

Amare. Stoudemire led
Phoenix with 30 points and
eight rebounds. Nash had 14

points and, eight assists, but- .
O'Neal finished with just nine _

points.

Rockets 100, Thunder 89

At Oklahoma City, Luis Sco-
la scored 23 points, Yao Ming
added 19 points and. 12
rebounds, and Houston made
a second-half surge without
injured seven-time All-Star Tra-
cy McGrady.

McGrady left the game in the
opening: minute of the second
half after aggravating his surgi-
cally repaired left kneé, but the
Rockets were still able to mount
a 14-3 run powered by Scola

and Yao.

Kevin Durant had 29 points
to lead the Thunder, Jeff Green
scored 16 and Russell West-
brook added 14 points.

' Spurs:86, Clippers 83
At Los Angeles,
Mason's 3-pointer with 8.4 sec-
onds remaining lifted San Anto-
nio to its third straight victory.
Tim Duncan: had 20 points,

15 rebounds and six blocked '

shots. Michael Finley added 19
points for the short-handed
Spurs, who have won nine
straight and 17 of 18 over the
Clippers.

_Cuttino Mobley led the: Clip- ,

pers (1-9) with 18 points. Chris
Kaman added 17 points and 13
rebounds, and Baron Davis had
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SCOREBOARD

Wednesday, November 19

Chicago at Portland. (10:30
pm). The last two No. 1 overall
draft picks, Portland's Greg
Oden and Chicago rookie Der-
rick Rose, meet for the first
time.

STARS
Monday

— Tim Duncan and Roger .

Mason, Spurs. Duncan had 20
points, 15 rebounds and six
blocked shots. and Mason
scored 21 points and made a 3-
pointer with 8.4 seconds
remaining that lifted San Anto-

nio to an 86-83 victory over the

Los Angeles Clippers. -

— Luis Scola, Rockets,
scored 23 points,.one shy of his
career high, in Houston's 100-89
victory over Oklahoma City.

— Carlos Boozer, Jazz, had
21 points and 15 rebounds as
Utah snapped a three-game los-
ing streak with a 109-97 VEO
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CUBAN CHARGED

ation on a stock sale to
‘avoid more than $750,000 in
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agreed to keep the information
private. Cuban disputed the
SEC's allegations and said he

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HURTING IN HOUSTON ~
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Rockets' 100-89 victory at Okla-
homa City in the,opening
minute of the second half afte:
aggravating his left knee, which
was operated on this offseason
to -have loose bodies removed.
He didn't return.

Also, offseason acquisition
Ron Artest was limping heavily
following the game after hurting
his right ankle in a group of
photographers on the baseline
on a drive to the basket in the
final minute.

- PENALIZED

- The NBA suspended Boston
Celtics star Kevin Garnett for
one game and fined Phoenix
center Shaquille O'Neal $25,000
for separate incidents over the
weekend. Garnett was penal-
ized for hitting Milwaukee's
Andrew Bogut in the face near
the end of Saturday's game and

~ will sit out Tuesday night when

the Celtics host the New York
Knicks.

Also, Bogut's foul on Gar-
nett was upgraded to a flagrant,
foul penalty one. O'Neal was
fined for verbally abusing an
official and failing to leave the
court quickly after being ejected
Sunday night against Detroit.

SPEAKING |

"I want to play, man. I want
to play. Just to get off to this
start, for me personally this is a
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ing Houston's 100-89 victory
over Oklahoma City in the
opening minute of the second
half after aggravating his left
knee, which was operated on this
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British government wants

US says its troops fired
at insurgents in Pakistan

Muhammad Iqhal/AP Photo 2



SUPPORTERS of a Pakistani-religious party Jamaat-e-lslami chant
slogan during a rally against the ongoing military operation in the
country's tribal areas, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Pakistani security forces are engaged in fierce fighting against mil-
itants and Talibans, mostly in Pakistani tribal areas along Afghanistan
border.

@ By FISNIK ABRASHI
KABUL, Afghanistan



USS. troops in Afghanistan launched a barrage of artillery at
insurgents attacking their position from inside Pakistan's volatile
tribal region, in‘a cross-border strike coordinated with Pakistan's
military, U.S. and NATO officials said Tuesday, according to
the Associated Press.

The strike less than a mile inside Pakistan came after the mil- |

itants fired rockets at a U.S. position in Afghanistan. Al-Qaida and
Taliban militants have long found refuge in the border region,
where they launch attacks on U.S. and NATO forces in
Afghanistan. Sunday's operation highlights growing cooperation
between Afghan, Pakistani and U.S. officers, military officials said.
Coordination meetings have resumed between Afghan, Pak-
istani and U.S. officers, while the U.S. has deployéd extra troops
to help seal the border while Pakistan's military conducts an
offensive against militants in Bajur, an unruly tribal area that is. a
rumored hiding place of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

"This recent event is yet another example of our close coop-..
eration with Pakistan's military and our-(Afghan National Secu. }

rity Forces) partners in responding to a common-enéemy," said Lt.
Col..Rumi Nielson-Green; a U.S. military spokesman in

Afghanistan. Sunday's operation came:at an especially sensitive |

_ time, with a surge in U.S. missile strikes deepening already wide-
spread antipathy among Pakistanis toward the presence of West-
ern forces in the region.

Pakistan, which has publicly protested the missile strikes, would
not confirm any military operation on its side of the frontier — an
indication of the delicate balance it has struck in the face of pub-
lic discontent over its role in the U.S.-led war on terror.

Since mid-August, the United States is suspected of launching

' 19 missiles from unmanned drones based in Afghanistan, killing
scores of suspected extremists and angering the Pakistani gov-
ernment. On Sunday, U.S. troops in the Bermel area in
Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province fired 20 rounds into Pak-

_ istan after insurgents across the border launched the rockets at

their outpost, officials said. The U.S. troops were there as part of

a NATO-led force.

The artillery barrage hit nearly 1,200 feet inside Pakistan, said

a NATO spokesman, who requested anonymity in line with

NATO. eee





crackdown on sex trade |

@ By PAISLEY DODDS
LONDON

The British government wants
to make it illegal to pay for sex
and is considering a plan to
“name and shame" men who vis-
it prostitutes — a move critics say
would turn back the clock to Vic-
torian times, according to the
Associated Press.

The'sex trade is already heavi-
ly restricted in Britain, unlike in
many of its European neighbors
where prostitution and solicita-

tion are tolerated in some form.

Denmark has even decriminal-
ized the business.

But Britain wants to go its own
way, marking yet another foray
into human foibles by a govern-
ment many people call overly
moralistic.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown,
the son of a Presbyterian minister,
has already backed a series of sin
taxes on alcohol and cigarettes,
called for tougher drug laws and
scrapped plans for Britain's first
Las Vegas-style casino.

Officials say there is also a need

- for a crackdown on prostitution.

"Basically, if it means fewer
people are able to go out and pay
for sex I think that would be a
good thing," Home Secretary
Jacqui Smith told The Guardian
newspaper over the weekend,
ahead of the government's
announcement of the plan's
details Wednesday.

Any changes will have to be
‘approved by Parliament, where

Brown's Labour Party has a 63-

seat majority. Debate is expected. -

next month. :

The proposal would make pay-
ing for sex illegal and carry addi-
tional penalties for men who have
sex with women forced into pros-
titution, the Home Office said.
But it declined to give details on
fines and other penalties before
the formal announcement.

Men who frequent prostitutes
could also be identified publicly,
as they are in the London bor-
ough of Lambeth, where police
send warning letters to the homes
of drivers whose license plate
numbers are caught on closed-

. circuit television picking up street

walkers.
In addition, the plan would

make it a criminal offense to pay



Matt Dunham/AP Photo

CARDS are seen inside a phone box advertising sex and personal favors,
in London, Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008. Britain plans to make it illegal to pay
for sex and will embark on a “name and shame" campaign for people who
visit prostitutes, changes that some say will only make sex workers more
vulnerable, and put more women at risk. "Basically, if it means fewer peo-
ple. are able to go out and pay for sex, | think that would be a good
thing," Britain's Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has said ahead of the
announcement expected on Wednesday Nov. 19.

for sex with a prostitute "con-
trolled-for another person's gain"
and could bring rape charges
against men who knowingly paid
for sex with a woman forced to
work as a prostitute.

Under current laws in England
and Wales, it is illegal to loiter
and sell sex on the streets or else-
where in public. Keeping a broth-
el is unlawful, but a lone woman
selling sex inside is not. Similarly,
paying for sex is legal. But solici-
tation in public — commonly
known as "curb crawling".— is
not.

Some 80,000 prostitutes are

estimated to be working in:

Britain, the same as during the
Victorian Age — an era when a
raft of laws were enacted in a vain
effort to curb the flourishing sex
trade. These days, cards adver-
tising purported escort sérvices
and erotic sites.on the Web are
plastered inside the country's

‘iconic red telephone booths.

Sex workers criticized the gov-
ernment's proposal. They said
they might be put at greater risk if
they had. to-ply..their. trade in

remote neighborhoods or to work:

alone.
"The plan is puritanical," said
Cari Mitchell, spokeswoman for

the English Collective of Prosti-
tutes.

"If they make solicitation ille-
gal and start outing clients, men
are going to be more nervous and
women will be forced to make
hasty decisions to survive eco-
nomically. As Britain and the rest
of the world face dire economic
circumstances, the government
should try to help women rather
than make things harder."

_ Britain made global headlines
in 2006 when a man murdered
five prostitutes in Ipswich, about
70-miles northeast of London.
Recent headlines, however, have
focused on police raids-on broth-
els where women from eastern
Europe, Asia and Africa have
been forced into the sex trade.

There is growing debate on
whether a crackdown would
lessen violence or cut down on
human trafficking.

Scottish cities such as Edin- -

burgh used to have "tolerance
zones" where prostitutes were
allowed to work freely.

But when the zones were

. Scrapped in several cities years

ago and curb crawling was made
illegal, reported attacks on sex
workers increased because pros-
titutes were forced to work in

i
9

more isolated areas, according to
the Scottish Prostitutes Educa+
tion Project, which represents
workers in the sex industry.

In the Pacific nation of New
Zealand, where prostitution wag
decriminalized in 2003, sex work
ers said the change has given
women greater legal protection,

"I do think it's extraordinary
that the U.K. is considering such
a dreadful turn," Catherine
Healy, national coordinator for
New Zealand's Prostitutes' Cok

lective, told The Associated Press

on Tuesday. "We know from @
lot of research ... that sex workers
in this country are feeling much
safer, better protected."

The Home Office said the gow
ernment's plan was put together
after top officials visited Sweden,
where selling sex is legal but pay-
ing for it is not. Norway plans t®
introduce similar legislation. 4

Prostitution also is illegal in
Britain's closest neighbor, Francé,
but it is largely tolerated in Aus-
tria, the Netherlands, Spain ang

. Greece.

The sex trade is legal in ment
parts of Germany. In Cologne,
the first German city to introducé
a prostitution tax, the government
collected more than $1 million i °
revenue in 2006.

In London, sex workers
expressed opposition to the gov
ernment plan. 4

"We all support measures to
protect prostitutes, but this isn't,
the way," said a 36-year-old pros-
titute in London who spoke to
the AP on condition of anonym#&
ty because of the risk of prose
cution.

In the United States, where
prostitution is illegal except ata
few brothels in Nevada, authori-
ties have recently taken aim at
cracking down on prostitution
arranged over the Internet.

As' part of Craigslist's agree-
ment with attorneys general
around the U.S., anyone who
posts an. "erotic services" ad will
be required to provide a working

‘phone number and pay a fee with

a valid credit card, which would
make it easier for authorities to

- track: them.dewn.

Associated Press writer Ray Lil-
ley in Wellington, New Zealand,
contributed to this report.



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Union meeting over ‘20-30° Hilton lay-offs

m@ By CARA BRENNEN- BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

otel union executives

were yesterday meet-

ing met British Colo- | ff

nial Hilton manage-.

ment to discuss the
possibility of “20-30” layoffs at that
property, Tribune Business can reveal,
which would amount to around 10 per
cent of the 300-strong workforce.

Leo Douglas, secretary-general of
the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and
Allied Workers Union, said yesterday:
“We are going to meet with Hilton
‘management today to discuss where -
we are. There is a possibility that there

SEE page 4B

Court upholds Port 50%

share transfer ruling —

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Court of Appeal yester-
day refused an application by the
Grand Bahama Port Authority’s
(GBPA) immediate holding com-
pany to stay an order that itself
and another key company in the

Appeal judges refuse stay
on putting ownership in St
George estate’s name, but
rule any stake sale must
be court-approved

ownership, dispute amend their share register to reflect the late
Edward St George’s estate as a 50 per cent beneficial owner.

But while it refused to grant the stay sought by Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation (IDC), and its attorney, Sir Orville Turn-
quest, and approved the share register changes, the Court of
‘Appeal ruled that the St George estate could not sell-its 50 per cent

stake without court.approval.

IDC had gone before the Court

SEE page 4B

Union concern

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Hi By:CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL f 4
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE hotel union yesterday
said it was unhappy with with
how Grand Bahama’s Our
Lucaya property had rostered
employees, arguing that the
‘ schedule violates the industrial
. agreement between the two
parties.

Leo Douglas, secretary-gen-
eral of the Bahamas Hotel,

Catering and Allied Workers - .

Union, told Tribune Business
that tensions were beginning to
flare between the union and the
Our Lucaya manager, Veronica
Clarke, over the amount of time
employees are to work.

He said the union had found
it difficult to negotiate with Ms
Clarke, who has filled the shoes
of the departed former chief

executive.* . -

Like the majority of proper-
ties facing low occupancies,
hotel staff at Our Lucaya were
on limited work weeks - some-
thing the hotel union under-
stands was necessary.

However, Mr Douglas cid
Our Lucaya had decided to put
staff on a “week on, week off”
roster.

“They just decided to do this
with no consulation, despite the

‘fact that we had an agreement

and the fact that they had given
their word” he claimed.
Mr Douglas said the hotel

union was hopeful it could.

resolve the issue before it
became problematic.
- Tribune Business:was told by

Ms Clarke’s assistant that she-

would not be issuing any com-
ment on the situation when Tri-
bune Business called the Our

Lucaya resort yesterday.

Citibank declines to
comment on lay-offs

LESS than a day after
Citibank (Bahamas) announced
that it was “carefully managing
headcount levels” and target-

ing a 58 per cent efficiency ratio,

it ' declined to comment on
reports reaching Tribune Busi-
ness that seven staff were in the
process of being laid-off.



As its global head office
moves to cut some 50,000 per-
sons, or 20 per cent of the
bank’s worldwide workforce,
Citibank (Bahamas) spokes-
woman Rose Ferguson said she
had no comment and was
unable to speak on the matter
any further.

This came in response to Tri-:

bune Business inquiries, after
this newspaper was told by
financial industry sources that
some seven staff members were
in the process of being laid-off.

Reuters has reported earlier
that Citibank was cutting anoth-
er 53,000 persons (14 per cent of
its global workforce) from its
payroll.

The cuts are expected in the
near-term and are on top of the
roughly 23,000 jobs eliminated
by the second- -largest US bank
between January and Septem-
ber 2008. This would leave Cit-
igroup with about 300,000 jobs
worldwide, down 20 per cent
from the end of 2007.

Cuts are.expected from lay-
offs, the sale of units and attri-
tion. Citigroup plans to slash
expenses by 20 percent from
peak levels and spend $50 bil-
lion to $52 billion in 2009, com-
pared with $59.8 billion in 2007.

AN outside view of the British
Colonial Hilton, Bay Street...





la By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor ~*'





real estate developer acted in
“bad faith” over a lot sale,
the Court of Appeal has
ruled, by breaching a sales
contract with the intended
purchaser and selling the lot
to someone it had repos-
sessed the same land from 10
‘years before:

‘The Appeals Court, in
upholding Acting Justice
Norris Carroll’s verdict that
Bahama Reef Development
Company should pay Elva
Strachan $85,000 in damages



















” company’s arguments: that it




to the lot when it was repos-
sessed.
Recalling the backsound
to. the case, the Court of
ppeal judgment said Grand
shaitta Reef Development
compen and Ms Strachan
had entered-into a purchase
agreement on July 25, 1994,
for her to by the freehold title
to lot 23, block five of the
Bahama Reef Yacht & Coun-
try Club subdivision in















A GRAND Bahama-based —

and a further $12,000 in spe- _
cial damages, coupled with -
interest levied at a 6 per cent '
per annum rate, dismissed the .

failed to re-acquire good title

Property developer
‘acted in bad faith’

Freeport.

The purchase. price was
$9,000, and the sales agree-
ment stipulated that Ms Stra-
chan would pay.a 20 per cent
deposit. The remaining bal-
ance would be settled by her

-making 48 monthly instal-

ments with a 14 per cent
interest rate attached.
In return, Grand Bahama

‘Reef Development Compa-

ny executed ,the. conveyance
to Ms Strachan upon the con-

. tract’s signing, with both par-

ties agreeing it would be held
in escrow by the company’s
attorney until she paid the
purchase price in full. '

There was no'problem with
the title documents to the lot,
the court said, and Ms Stra-
chan also started paying an
annual service charge from
the date the contract was exe-
cuted. Yet by May 28, 1998,

. when she had paid the full
purchase price, the Grand:

Bahama Reef Development
Company’s attorney did not

release the title deeds to her. -

“In the normal course of
events, the appellants [Grand
Bahama Reef Development

Company] would very likely |

have been engaged to con-

SEE page 5B






* Meeting yesterday on downtown Nassau
resort's plans to lay-off up to 10% of staff
* Hotel declines comment, but says 42 per
_cent of rooms out of inventory due to $15m
upgrades to be completed by May 2009
* Union says Atlantis lay-offs appear to have
_ prompted other properties to follow suit
* Nassau Palm a ‘bright spot’, with 75
be cent oc panes rates

Baker’ s Bay still
‘ageressive’ with
$240m | now spent

= By NEIL HARTNELL

: Business Editor

WITH $240 million already
invested “in the ground” ‘the
Baker’s Bay. Golf & Ocean
Club is “going to continue to
be aggressive” ‘in attracting real
estate buyers, Tribune Business

was told yesterday, although the’

Abaco-based project has adjust-
ed its construction pace to cope
with the economic downturn.

’ Dr Livingstone Marshall,
Baker’s Bay’s senior vice-pres-
ident ‘for environmental and
community affairs, said the
Great Guana Cay-based pro-
ject currently employed

' between 250-270 staff - spread

between the developers and
their contractors - with the
marina “now 90-95 per cent
done”..

Dr Marshall explained that
the marina village was “the hub
of our activities” for the Baker’s
Bay developer, Arizona-based
Discovery Land Company, with
the project “well on the way in
terms of having Phase Two
infrastructure in place”.

The Baker’s Bay project,

? along with the likes of Albany,

provide something of an anti-
&

Soa 250- 270
employed, with
marina ‘90-95% done’
at Great Guana Cay
project

dote’ when it comes to the
‘doom and gloom’. enveloping
the Bahamian economy and its
foreign direct investment
prospects.

They prove that well-capi-
talised, well-financed projects ~
that are initiated by proven
developers with a strong,
proven track record can make
progress, even in the toughest of
times.

‘Although the Marina Village
was “the focus right now”, with
Baker’s Bay staff and contrac-
tors busy putting in walkways,
paving roads, and completing
utilities and other infrastruc-

. ture, Dr Marshall conceded:

“Things are progressing; but at
a slower pace.

“Everyone’s been affected by
this [downturn]. A lot of the
construction and development

SEE page 5B

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008, PAGE 3B



PES RR inet an OILS SS Sac eee nn |
A survival guide for small business

@ By MARK A TURNQUEST



THE management team of
the Small Business Resource
Centre is distraught because
many small and medium-sized
businesses (SMBs) have dis-
continued operations in 2008.
We recognise that owners ‘of
these failed businesses had to
make hard decisions, and I hope
they will successfully reopen
their businesses and keep the
‘entrepreneurial spirit’ alive in
the Bahamas. Entrepreneurs
should realise that failure is only
a “temporary setback and not a
permanent roadblock”.

Management teams for small
and medium-sized businesses
which will continue operations
in 2009 should:

* Immediately develop a_

recession action plan for 2009.
This plan should focus on the
entire business model (general
management, marketing,
human resources, operations,
accounting, finance and infor-
mation technology).

Listed below are the areas of
your existing business model
that need to be addressed when
developing a recession action
plan.

GENERAL
MANAGEMENT

* Planning: You should con-
duct research to determine what
negative/positive macroeco-
nomic (political, economic,

technological and social-cultur- -

al) and microeconomic (cus-
tomers, suppliers, competitors,
labour market and industry
costs) impacts this recession will
have On you company’s differ-
ent departments.

Afterwards, set specific mea-
surable, attainable, and time-
oriented goals to solve poten-
_ tial problems, and take advan-
tage of market opportunities.

* Organising: After planning,
make sure you identify, prepare
and allocate resources (employ-
ees, money) that will be needed
to solve problems or take
advantage of market opportu-
nities.



explain ‘t alle employees the
strategies you are going to

implement to survive this reces-
sion. Remember, “it is not what

1

you say —but how you say it”!

* Execution and Monitoring:

Design action plans for all

departments. You should align
resources that are required and
effectively deploy them in a
timely manner. Create control
plans (Budgets, schedules) so
that you can determine what
corrective measures must be
taken in the event that activi-
ties do not go as planned.
Remember: “You cannot man-
age what you cannot measure.”

MARKETING

* Segmenting and Targeting:
Always focus your attention on
satisfying loyal customers.

* Positioning: Make sure new
customers clearly understand
the value and benefits of your
products/services, because you
might not get a second chance
to convince them.

* Pricing: Give discounts on
old/dead stock. Price your prod-
uct competitively.

* Promotions: DO NOT
STOP ADVERTISING. Use a
variety of promotional activi-
ties (newspapers, radio,

brochures, coupons etc) and

determine which ones are the
most effective. Customers
should be surveyed to deter-
mine the impact of each pro-
motional activity, and only con-
tinue the ones that are effec-
tive.

* Customer Service and Dis-
tribution: Make certain that it is
convenient/easy for your cus-
tomers. to buy your

‘products/services, and do your '

best to attract, maintain and
retain loyal customers.

HUMAN RESOURCES

* Hiring: If you must hire new
staff, make sure they can per-
form multiple tasks. It will be
great if you can hire two
employees that could perform
the jobs of four. However, you
must be fair when setting their
pay scale and reward them for
excellent performance...

“Training: It is a good time =:

new- to start cross-training

employees, because you might
have to lay-off some staff. At
least you will have some staff

who can perform multiple tasks.

* Retaining Staff: Do your

best to keep loyal employees. .
It is highly recommended not

to fire workers, but when hard-
er times occur, try to keep them
on part-time or set up a flexible
time schedule so that they can
get a second job to cover their
living expenses. Communicate
to them that as soon as the
recession is over they will
resume regular working hours.

OPERATIONS

* Inventory: You must dili-
gently manage your inventory.
Only purchase what you need
and try to buy fast-moving stock
in bulk only if you will receive
good discounts. When receiv-
ing stock, triple check for “short
shipped and damaged items”.
Inventory should be properly

stored in order to reduce “dam-:

age and out-dated products”.
Inventory control is very
important. Stock taking should
be conducted regularly in order
to deter employees from mis-
managing your products. Out-
going stock should be carefully
checked against sales invoices.

* Utilities: Decrease electric-

.ity expenses by installing ener-

gy-saving light bulbs. Also,
clean your air-conditioning fil-
ters regularly. Decrease your
water bill by inspecting your

water system for leaks, and ©

always properly turn off faucets.

* Telephone: Consider pur-
chasing the “VIBE, Vonage or
Magic Jack” if you make a lot of
international and Family Island
telephone calls.

* Risk Management: Ensure
you have adequate business and
personal insurances, and that

‘your business has quality secu-

rity and monitoring systems
such as security guards, Closed-
Circuit Television (CCTV) and
a global positioning system
(GPS) for vehicles.

Ensure that strategic con-
tracts are legally binding in the
event you have to sue a third
party.

These: are all-important,
because during a recession it

would be near impossible to
withstand internal and pre-
ventable losses that you cannot
recover.

ACCOUNTING

* Accounts Receivable: Sig-
nificantly limit the amount of
new charge customers. Stream-
line existing charge accounts.
Encourage current charge cus-
tomers to pay early by offering
discounts (if possible), and
enforce penalties on customers
who deliberately make late pay-
menis on their account.
Remember, everyone is trying
to save money and reduce
costs/expenses during this peri-
od.

* Accounts Payable: If you
do not properly manage your
accounts payables you will get
in trouble with your creditors.
Negotiate to receive extra dis-
counts if you pay your account
in full early. Alternatively,
arrange to extend your payment
on account time period to 30-45
days. You will only be success-
ful with this if you are an excel-
lent or very important cus-
tomer.

FINANCE

* Cash Flow: “CASH IS
KING AND QUEEN”. Try to
receive cash early from charge
customers and pay suppliers lat-
er than usual. This is an excel-

NOTICE

lent strategy only if it is negoti-
ated beforehand, and if you do
not ruin your relationship with
your customers and suppliers.

* Asset Management: Try not
to buy fixed assets such as
equipment and vehicles. Evalu-
ate the relative benefits/costs of
leasing new equipment or
repairing old equipment. Prop-
erly maintain your fixed assets
on a regular basis so that they
do not lose value beyond depre-
ciation costs.

* Money Management: Do
not keep using your business

SEE page 6B

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THE TRIBUNE



Deer enone A Lona OLS STS SO a
Union meeting over ‘20-30’ Hilton lay-offs

FROM page 1B

will be some lay-offs. It will
probably be a small number,
somewhere between 20-30 peo-
ple, so we will see what they
have to say.”

Peter Webster, the British
Colonial Hilton’s general man-
ager, said the hotel did not have
any comment. He explained,
though, that at the moment, the
resort is undergoing a $15 mil-
~ lion renovation exercise.

“It involves 120 rooms of our -

288 rooms being refurbished, as
well as the lobby, meeting
spaces, and next year we will

begin work on the restaurant. —

We expect the renovations to
be completed by the end of May
2009,” Mr Webster said.

The British Colonial Hilton
has a relatively unique market

. niche in the Bahamian hotel

industry, acting as downtown
Nassau’s largest resort and a
key anchor for Bay Street.

Its clientele base is oriented

more towards the business trav-
eller market, meaning it has not
been impacted by the leisure
travel market downturn that has
impacted the likes of Atlantis.
Still, due to the effects of the
credit crunch, global stock mar-
ket downturn and general reces-
sionary trend, the Hilton is like-
ly to have experienced a fall-off
in business travel demand.

And with almost 42 per cent
of its rooms currently out of
inventory for renovation, the
Hilton will not require as large
a staff to operate them.

The British Colonial Hilton’s
immediate holding company

has just completed a $40 mil-:

lion re-financing with First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas), as revealed previ-

- ously by Tribune Business.

A spokesman said at the
time: “We just completed a suc-
cessful re-financing of the
British Colonial with First-
Caribbean. We replaced Sco-
tiabank and added an addition-

al.$15 million to refinance the

Court upholds

FROM page 1B

of Appeal yesterday after
. Supreme Court Justice Neville
Adderley had refused to grant
its stay application, which aimed
to prevent the share registers
of IDC and another Cayman-
based company, Fiduciary Man-
agement Services (FMS), from
being changed. to transfer a 50
per cent ownership stake in
each to the St George estate’s
three executors. .

The St George estate has long
sought the share register
changes, which would transfer
the ownership of the 1,735,143
IDC shares registered in FMS’s
name to Lady Henrietta St
George, her brother Lord
Euston, and Christopher Caf-
ferata, as a way to. prevent Sir

Jack Hayward and the Hayward |
family trust from - as they

would see it - controlling both
companies and their Boards.

- Justice Adderley had last
week ordered that by 4pm
today, IDC replace FMS on its

Legal Notice

“NOTICE |

HARI INVESTMENTS LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC. |
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

VICTORY INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice é

NOTICE

ORCHID LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced,on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

British Colonial.

“As we speak right now, the
plans are underway to refurbish
all 300 rooms and add better
restaurants, bars etc, using that
$15 million.

The possibility of British
Colonial Hilton lay-offs comes
on the heels of almost 1000 per-
sons being laid off from the
Atlantis and Harborside resorts
on Paradise Island, develop-
ments that to many stressed
how just dire travel market con-
ditions are, and the bleak situa-
tion facing the hotel and wider
tourism industry.

Mr Douglas said that once
Atlantis started the ball rolling
with lay-offs, other properties
seem to be more inclined to fol-
low suit, and the union has been

in intense negotiations with the

hotels to save as many of its
members’ jobs as possible.

Mr Douglas said that while
the union understands the posi-
tion the hotels are in as the eco-
nomic downturn grips the
Bahamas, all they ask is that the

hotels be upfront with the union
and fair in the financial sever-
ance packages they give

employees.

As it relates to the Atlantis
redundancies, Mr Douglas stat-
ed emphatically that the union
had no hand in the decisions
that determined which employ-
ees would be terminated.
Rather, he noted that that deci-
sion fell to the managers of

_ Atlantis’ various departments.

“We have union members
coming to us demanding to
know why we were terminated,
and we don’t know what to tell
them. But the. managers were
the ones who .made the deci-
sion, and there is the feeling
that there may have been some
personal issues in that,” he
added.

Mr Douglas said the union
had some “minor issues” with
the amount of some of the sev-
erance packages - namely those
involving persons classed as
captains and hostesses.

“Under the industrial agree-

Port 50% share

share register with the names

of the three executors to show
them as beneficial owners of a
50 per cent IDC stake. That, in
turn, translates into 50 per cent
ownership of the GBPA and its
Port Group Ltd affiliate.
Justice Adderley’s order had
clarified an earlier ruling made
by Justice Anita Allen when she
decided that the GBPA and
‘Port Group Ltd ownership was
split 50/50: between Sir Jack
_ Hayward’s family’s trust and
the late Mr St George (now the
estate).

Some observers believe the
share transfer and registration
of the St George estate as ben-
eficial owners could pave the
way to a settlement of the two-
year legal battle, although it is
understood that Seashells
Investments,-the vehicle that
holds the Hayward family
trust’s GBPA stake, is also like-
ly to appeal the stay. ruling.

In his share register ruling last
week, Justice Adderley noted
that FMS had approved the
transfer of the 50 per cent IDC
stake it held in trust to the

Legal Notice
NOTICE

IOHANYA:LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) JOHANYA LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137(4) of the
__ International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on |
the 18th November, 2008 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General. .

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

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Dated this 19th day of November, A.D. 2008

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



Legal Notice

NOTICE

‘ DUNWELL PLAINES LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

WANTAGE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

ment, those persons are classed
as supervisors and are supposed
to be paid a severance package
of four weeks for every year
that they were employed. They
[Atlantis] did not do that - they
paid them at two weeks a year -
but they have promised to cor-
rect that and those persons will
get the rest of their money,” Mr
Douglas said.

While many dismissed
employees complained about
the amount of the severance
package as compared to the
length of time they were
employed with Atlantis, Mr
Douglas pointed out that much
of those persons’ take-home
pay was gratuity-based, which
was not factored in.

“So if they were making a
base salary, that is what was
used to determine the sever-
ance, and that is the amount
Atlantis is required to pay,” the
union executive said.

Mr Douglas said Atlantis had
agreed that should it need them,
they will invite some of the for-

mer staff to work select occa-
sions where the hotel may need
additional help.

“For example, there is a big
event this weekend where they
may need persons ,and they
have said that they will call
some of the staff in. A lot of
those positions in food and bey-
erage are based on gratuities,
and the gratuities are sometimes
more than the salary, so that
can be a big help to those per-
sons,” he added.

Mr Douglas said the union
continues to provide financial
assistance to its members by
providing them with cheques to
meet their bills, and said that
their “no cash handout” has
proven very effective.

The one bright spot, he
added, was that the Nassau
Palm Resort on West Bay
Street was seeing steady occu;

‘ pancy levels, with some week-

ends projected at 75 per cent,
which was very good news for
the industry. “So we’re upbeat
about that,” Mr Douglas said.

transfer ruling

executors at its December 17,
2007, Board meeting. Yet IDC
‘had refused to amend its share
register during its Board meet-
ing that same day.

Referring to Justice Allen’s
previously unperfected Order
on the share transfers, Justice
Adderley said this required that
“FMS must cause the share-
holding in IDC to reflect that
the estate, and not FMS, is the
legal owner of the 1,735,143
shares by having FMS’s name
replaced as shareholder on
IDC’s Register of Members
with that of the names of the
executors.

“I cannot see how Justice -

Allen could have had any other
intention because the share
ownership was the subject mat-
ter of the ownership proceed-



WANTED

_ Applications for the position of,

ings,” Justice Adderley added.

“This necessarily required the
co-operation of IDC, who was
present by counsel when the
ruling was delivered.”

As a result, IDC was now
“estopped” from objecting to
the share register change, and
“cannot be said to be acting

bona fide in now raising objec- .

tions to such registration”.
While IDC had give reasons
for not registering the share

‘transfer, Justice Adderley said

that under a court order it
would not be exposed to any
“tracing claim” by Caroline St
George “if it still exists” or any
other form of liability.

As a result, Justice Adderley
found that Justice Allen’s order
on the share ownership trans-
fer was “a substantive order that
must be obeyed.”

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Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: .

(a) AMC MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
‘the 18th November, 2008 when the Articles of ,
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 19th day of November, A.D. 2008.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NIRVANA VENTURES LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

’

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 9th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC..
(Liquidator)







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Property developer ‘acted in bad faith’

FROM page 1B

struct the duplex the respon-
dent had in mind, next to the
golf course” the Court of
Appeal said.

“But there were other factors
at play, which the evidence sug-
gests stemmed from the appel-
lant’s bad faith.”

Fred Smith, the Callenders &

Co attorney and partner, rep- —

resenting Grand Bahama Reef
Development Company, argued
that a previous purchaser of lot
23, Anthony Rahming, still had
a legal and beneficial interest
in the land.

A “central thrust” of Mr
Smith’s argument, the court
said, was that Grand Bahama
Reef Developinent Company
had failed to acquire a good title
to lot 23 on its re-possession
because it had not affixed a

notice to the property to inform .

Mr Rahming had had defaulted
on his service charges. o
Mr Rahming had filed a
Supreme Court writ in July
1995, alleging he was still lot
23’s owner, and obtained an
injunction on March 2, 1998, to
prevent its sale to Ms Strachan.
As a result, Mr Smith had
argued that Grand Bahama
Reef Development Company’s

title had become defective, or as
an alternative, was defective
“because it hold sold the lot to
Mr Rahming in 1999 in order
to settle his claim, and that con-

. veyanice was carried out in good

faith”.

Dismissing this argument, the
Court of Appeal said it had
been held by the UK courts that
“an unwillingness on the part
of a vendor to use. his best
endeavours to fulfill his con-
tractual obligations is sufficient
to amount to... bad faith”.

The court added: “A vendor
cannot escape paying substan-
tial damages for loss of bar-
gain...., where the breach is due
not merely to his defective title
but to his own fault. A vendor
must do everything within his
power to enable completion of
the contract.”

The Court of Appeal also
rejected Mr Smith’s submission
that by failing to affix a notice to

lot 23 was “fatal” to Grand.

Bahama Reef Development
Company re-acquiring good
title to the land once it re-pos-

sessed it from Mr Rahming.'

This, the court said, was no pre-
condition for regaining good
title on re-entry.

In its judgment, the Court of

Appeal said documents filed in
support of the case showed that
lot 23 was originally sold and
conveyed to Development
Engineering Ltd in 1986. That
conveyance stipulated that the
buyer would -pay a service
charge, and Grand Bahama
Reef Development Company
had the power to enter and re-
possess the property if the year-
ly service charge was not paid
for two years after becoming
due.

The service charge covenant
also bound any subsequent pur-
chasers. The upshot was that,
after Development Engineer-
ing conveyed lot 23 to Mr Rah-
ming in 1983, he fell into arrears
on the payment of service
charges for more than five
years, forcing Grand Bahama
Reef Development Company
to repossess on September 20,
1998.

“It is very clear to us that
Rahming could not thereafter
claim to have any legal or ben-

‘eficial interest in the lot,” the ©
, Court of Appeal found.

“Not only did the appellant
acquire a good title to the lot
on re-entry upon the land pur-
suant to its right and power
under the deed of conveyance

to Rahming, but the latter nev-
er at any time challenged its
legality.”

Describing Mr Rahming’s
writ, and its claim that on Feb-
ruary 14, 1991, that Grand
Bahama Reef Development
Company had agreed to accept
$2,800, a sum ten times the lot
service charges owed, as “dubi-
ous”, the Court of Appeal said
that in ‘no way did it affect the
company’s title.

The writ had been filed some
seven years after lot 23 was
repossessed, and Mr Rahming’s
injunction was obtained on.
“very tenuous grounds”.

The Court of Appeal noted
that Grand Bahama Reef
Development Company had
written to Ms Strachan on Feb-
ruary 2, 1996, assuring her that
she was the owner of record for
lot 23. ;

And Dupuch & Turnquést,
the previous attorneys for
Grand Bahama Reef Develop-
ment Company, had expressed
confidence to her that they
would defend Mr Rahming’s
action, “stating confidently and
correctly, in our view, that the

‘property was in the possession

of their client and its reposses-
sion remained unchallenged”.

Baker’s Bay still ‘aggressive’ with $240m now spent

FROM page 1B.

work planned, it’s still ongoing
but we have had to adjust the
pace to reflect the economic cli-
mate.

“We’re still working on all
fronts, but we have to make
adjustments in development
timelines to reflect the eco-
nomic realities.”

Baker’s Bay was “continuing
to make our sales pitch” to
prospective real estate buyers,
Dr Marshall said, although it
had needed to “revisit” its
potential client list to take
account of the hit many had
taken from the economic down-
turn, credit crunch and stock
- market crash.

Sales, though, were still being
closed, Dr Marshall telling Tri-











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that was thought to be worth’

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“We’re continuing to be
aggressive, because even in
today’s climate, there are still a
few buyers out there,” he
added. “You’ve got to work
more aggressively to identify
them and encourage them to
come down here:and visit the
site.”

Dr Marshall said Baker’s Bay
had re-started its sales effort
some two weeks ago, having
eased off for the slow summer
season and hurricane season,
and was gearing up for a strong
push over the next year.

“We started off with some

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seeking to deliver. Even in chal-
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terms of quality buyers and the
interest continues,” Dr Marshall
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“We still have some identi-
fied prospects. We’ve already
put $240 million in the ground,
and with that kind of outlay
we’re going to continue to be
aggressive and attract buyers.

“For the most part we’re debt
free, and we’re going to hunker
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we can in the next few months.
There will be a continued focus
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Dr Marshall said Baker’s Bay

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in terms of project completion
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Currently, the. wastewater
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Dr Marshall added that six to
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But on April 26, 1999, Grand
Bahama Reef Development
Company’s new attorneys, Cal-
lender’s & Co; contacted Ms
Strachan to tell her they would
be unable to convey lot 23 to
her, and instead offered her an
equivalent plot of land.

Yet none matched lot 23,
léading to the filing of the writ.




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that its 1988 re-possession was
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Interested Bidders may collect the bidding documents from the Purchasing/Supplies
Section of the Ministry of Education Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from Monday 24" November,
2008, and obtain further information, at the second address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed envelope bearing no
identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject bided on (e.g. “School Computers and

Printers’).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first address, on or before Friday, 12 4
December, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. (local time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person
since they may be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

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PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



ME a ea i a aT
October wholesale prices plunge record 2.8 per cent

@ By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Wholesale prices plunged a
record amount in October as
energy prices fell by the largest
amount in 22 years.

The Labor Department
reported Tuesday that whole-
sale prices dropped by 2.8 per
cent in October, the biggest
one-month decline on records
that go back more than 60
years. The previous record
holder was a 1.6 per cent fall in
October 2001, the month after

the terrorist attacks.

' The overall decline in the
department's Producer Price

Index was bigger than the 1.8 .

per cent drop analysts had
expected. However, core infla-
tion, which excludes energy and

food, was not as well-behaved,
rising by a bigger-than-expected
0.4 per cent.

The 0.4 per cent rise in core

inflation did not alter the view —

that plunging energy prices and
a sharply slowing economy were
combining to slash inflation
pressures.

Analysts said much of the
jump in core prices reflected the
lingering impact of the huge rise
in energy costs earlier in the

year and should retreat in com-.

ing months as those costs con-
tinue to fall.

Ian Shepherdson, chief US
economist at High Frequency
Economics, predicted that core

’ wholesale prices would retreat

significantly in coming months.

The 2:8 per cent overall
decrease marked the third
straight month that wholesale
prices have fallen.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ELVEUS ESTERLIN of
ROCK SOUND, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight ans from the 12TH day of NOVEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Many economists believe the
economy has fallen into a reces-
sion that could be the worst
downturn in more than two
decades. The expectation is
falling inflation pressures will
give the Federal Reserve room
to cut interest rates further to
combat the downturn.

The Fed cut interest rates by
a half-point in a coordinated
move with other central banks

on October 8 when the turmoil °

in financial markets was gain-
ing intensity and followed with
another half-point reduction on
October 29.

That pushed the target rate

A survival guide for

for the federal funds rate, the
interest that banks charge each
other, down to one per cent,
matching a low seen only once
before in the past half-century.

Economists

Many economists believe the
Fed will cut the funds rate again
when officials hold their last
regular meeting of the year on
December 16. ,

The PPI report showed that
energy prices dropped by 12.8
per cent in October, the biggest
one-month fall since a 14 per
cent decline in July 1986.

All types of energy showed
big declines with gasoline falling
by a record 24.9 per cent, sur-
passing the old mark of a 22.1
per cent drop in March 1986.

Home heating oil prices were
down 9.6 per cent, natural gas
intended for home uses fell by
5.9 per cent, and liquefied

petroleum gas dropped by 27.6 °

per cent, the biggest decline in
more than three decades.

Light, sweet crude for’

December delivery rose slightly
Tuesday morning after falling
$2.09 to settle at $54.95 a barrel
Monday, the lowest since Janu-
ary 2007. Prices have fallen

more than 60 per cent since
reaching a record-above $147 a
barrel in mid-July.

Food costs edged down 0.2
per cent last month, as declines
in the price of milk and meats
offset a big jump in vegetable
prices.

Excluding food and energy,
the 0.4 per cent increase in core
prices reflected higher costs for
light trucks, the category that
includes sport utility vehicles.
The price of tires, civilian air-
craft and malt beverages also
were higher, although the cost
of passenger cars fell by 1.7 per

cent.

small business



FROM page 3B

not keep using your. business
credit card during this period

‘on anything (products, supplies)

that have a net value close to
your credit card interest fee (18

. per cent and up). Try to obtain

a line of credit now. It might be
useful in the future when you

can buy inventory at a signifi-.

cantly reduced dollar value.
Try to refinance your busi-
ness loan now, but only if you
are going to pay the same inter-
est rate or less. It might be too
late or too costly to refinance
your business loan later in the
recession, because banks. will

uate your recordkeeping system
(accounting, sales, marketing,
human resources, inventory) to
determine if it is causing your
business to operate in an effec-
tive and efficient manner.

If it is not doing so, correct it
because during a recession your
business does not need the bur-
den ofincurring extra costs and
expenses.

* New Technology: Only pur-
chase new computer systems,
application/operating software
(a point-of-sale system) and

equipment (fax, copy machines °

) now if they are going to

Remember, the only way to
successfully operate a business

_ during a recession is to evaluate
‘all areas of your present busi-

ness model and refine it by
focusing on reducing operating
costs and expenses; improving
staff morale and productivity
levels; increasing customer ser-
vice activities; and stabilizing

sales potential and profit mar-

gins. Small and medium-sized

\

business owners should now
adapt a business survival strat-
egy, and their mission should
be: “Staying Open for Business
during a Recession.”

NB: To obtain more infor-
mation about this article, con-~
tact Mark A Turnquest at tel:
(242) 326-6748/ 427-3640 or log
on to web site: markturnquest-
consulting.com

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IN THE SUPREME COURT ~
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put atighter squeeze onlending increase the productivity and

money. profit levels of your business.
You need to properly manage

INFORMATION the cash flow of your business
TECHNOLOGY because it will be challenging

* Existing Technology: Eval- during a recession.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, STEFAN
BROZOZOG of Yellow Elder, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to STEPHON MACKEY.
If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the date
of publication of this notice.

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| Pursuant to the provisions of Section 235 B of the Companies Act, 1990, notice

is hereby given that PHB LIMITED is in voluntary liquidation. Presents a Free Seminar

On Health Issues
Speakers: Dr. Cyprian A. Strachan on Medical Health
Dr. Wendy Stuart on Oral Health








The date of Commencement of the Liquidation is the 14th day of November,
2008.



The Liquidator of the said company is Mrs. Alena Moxey of Winterbotham
Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau, The Baha-
mas. ; ?





Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.








All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
to submit their names, addresses and particular of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator on or before the 13th day of December, 2008 or-in default thereof,
they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made. i













Location: The Bahamas Co-operative League Building
(Next to Wendy’s Resturant in Oakes Field)
Tell a friend, and bring a friend. Open to all members, and per-
sons interested in becoming members of the Credit Union.







Dated this 17th of November, 2008.



Special giveaways to first twenty persons.




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11.80 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200 11.1 1.69%
19.68 7.64 Bank of Bahamas 7.64 “7.64 0.00 0.319 0.160 23.9 2.09%
10.99 0.73 Benchmark * LY 0.81 0.73 -0.08 1,000 -0.877 0.020 N/M 2.74%
13.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 ‘0.00 , 0.152 0.090 23.0 2.58%
2.70 1.95 Fidelity Bank : , 2.37 2.37 : 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.15 11.18 Cable Bahamas . 14.15 14.15 0.00 1.255 0.240 11.3 1.70%
3.15 2.83 Colina Holdings 7 2.83 2.83 0.00 0.118 0.040 24.0 1.41%)
18.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.30 . 7.20 -0.10 8,000 0.446 0.300 16.1 4.17%
6.59 1.99 Consolidated Water BDRs 2.15 2.03 -0.12 6,500 0.122 0.052 16.6 2.56%)
3.00 2.26 - Doctor's Hospital 2.65 2.65 0.00 0.256 0.040 10.4 1.51%)
18.10 6.02 Famguard 7.80 7.80 0.00 0.535 0.280 14.6 3.59%
13.01 11.89 Finco $ 11.89 11.89 0.00 0.66S 0.570 17.9 4.79%
14.66 11.50 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.50 11.50 0.00 0.682 0.450 16.9 3.91%
16.04 5.01 Focol (S) 5.20 5.20 0.00 0.385 0.170 13.5 3.27%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0,00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.33 Freeport Concrete 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.035
5.50 ICD Utilities 6.81




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Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Seri D) +

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Fund Name
Colina Bond Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund






7-Nov-08






1.4268 1.3641 Colina Money Market Fund 1.4268 3.76 4.60 14-Nov-08
3.7969 3.5562 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.5399 -6.77 0.03 31-Oct-08
12.4456 11.8789 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.4456 4.29 5.78 30-Sep-08
100.2421 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.2421 0.24 0.24 " 30-Sep-08
100.9600 96.7492 CFAL Global Equity Fund 96.7492 -3.25 -3.25 30-Sep-08
4.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.0000 0.00 0.00 31-Dec-07
10.5000 9.0935 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.0935 -13.40 -13.40 31-Oct-08
1.0264 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 31-Oct-08



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Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX< - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

y closing price



S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price In last 52 weeks

62wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume

Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume

Change - Change in closing price from day to day :

Dally Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV & - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
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Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT TRACT of Land
comprising 53.513 acres being a portion of Crown Grant
I-42 to George Farquharson and situate in Braemar Settlement,
Crooked Island, Bahamas, approximately 1.2. miles Southeast
of Major’s Cay
Landing :

AND

JN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act of 1959.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Japheth Edison
Deleveaux

; NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 9"
day of June, A.D. 2008.

The Petition of Japheth Edison Deleveaux _ of
Imperial '. Park, ‘Seabreeze “Estate in. the Eastern
District-of New Providence, ofie of the Islands of The
Commonwealth-Of The Bahamas showeth in respect of:



' ALL THAT tract of land comprising 53.513 acres being

a portion of Crown Grant I-42 to George Farquharson

. and. situate in Braemar. Settlement, Crooked Island,

Bahamas, approximately 1.2 miles Southeast of Major’s
Cay Landing and bounded Easterly by another portion
of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Forty-seven and Thirty-fivehundredths
(1,947.35) feet and on the South by another portion of
Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon One Thousand
Four Hundred and Eighteen and Thirty-one hundredths
(1,418.31°) feet and on the West partly by another portion
of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon One Thousand
One Hundred and Nine and Fifty-six hundredths
(1,109.56’) feet and partly by land said to be the
property of the Bain family and running thereon Seven
Hundred and Ninety-eight and Forty-fivehundredths
(798.45) feet and on the Northwest by another portion
of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon Sixty-three and
Fifty-nine hundredths (63.59) feet, and Northerly by
another portion of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon
Sixty-three and fifty-nine hundredths (63.59’) feet.

_ The Petitioner, Japheth Edison Deleveaux, herein

claims to betheowner in fee simple in possession of
the said tract of land and 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 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 that Act.

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries
shape marks and dimensions of the said tract of land may
be. inspected during normal office hours at the following
places:

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, East Street’
North, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b). The Chambers of Joseph C. Lédée, Suite No. 6,
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street, Nassau,
Bahamas.

(c) The Administrator’s office at Major’s Cay,
Crooked Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower
or right to Dower or. an Adverse Claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on or before the expiration of
Thirty (30) days after the final publication of these
presents file at the Registry of The Supreme Court
in the City of Nassau, Bahamas, and serve on the

- Petitioner or on the undersigned an Adverse Claim

in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be
filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve an
Adverse .Claim on or before the expiration of
Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
these presents shall operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED THIS 9â„¢ DAY OF JUNE, A.D. 2008.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE, ESQ.
Chamber Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attomey for the Petitioner





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CRYPTIC PUZZLE ie

Across Down
Seat is put out for'a 1. He scorns to earn a living
snooze’ after lunch (6) as a writer (8)
Strange oriental tale (8) 2 Intrude by chance or
Trick makes cat turn and — mistake (8)
twitch (6) 3 An outing in the fall (4)
; Once finished,
Stock market reaction to destroyed (12)
panic? (8) . They’re given to those who
Game bird? (4)

: beg for weapons, we
Feature of barley that may hear (4)

be used to make bread (5) It cuts the pack (3,3)

A centre of revolution (4) Scene | produced for the
In need of a rest- girls (6)

cure? (4,3,5) Bred in sin, set about
London, perhaps,. profits

showing one’s
pedigree? (4,8)
from a cause of
taxation (7,5)

Where to find father in the
A test for which there is

beginning of the year (5)
something to be said (4)

Club lodge (5)

Oral application for beauty
Husbands may hold
different views (5)

treatment (8)
He values a vessel having
| stole away to an isolated an arrangement of
spot (4) _roses (8)
Justifies battle cries (8) Homespun gin? (G).
No score in even game (6)
Dray behind the house (8)

Building frame (6)

One doesn’t do much to
Friend who can’t keep.
still? (6)

Across
[Italian island (6)
Deliberate (8)
Once more (6) -

Keep in view (5)
earn such a reputation (4) Rouse (4)
Two similar bits of tulle for

a ballet skirt (4)

EASY PUZZLE

a job (12)

Up and
running (3,3,6)
Absent (4)

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Umber, 4 Sparred, 8 Has, 9
Placatory, 10 Reapers, 11 Argon, .13
Diddle, 15 Strain, 18 Corgi, 19
Imagine, 21 Untouched, 23 Nut, 24
Student, 25 Essay.

Across: 1 Brink, 4 Cast off, 8 Dip, 9
At a low ebb, 10 Inspect, 11 Probe,
13 Gaiety, 15 Gospel, 18 Pagan, 19
Libeyty, 21 Out of hand, 23 Oil, 24
Finally, 25 Enemy.

Form of unarmed
combat (4)
Rigid (4-4)

Without penalty (4-4)
Gaming counter (4)

Highly competent in

Run counter to (5)

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Sunday

Sudoku Puzzle —

Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each -
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to

IM LOSING THE GAME, BUT
WINNING AN AMBULATORY
ADULTHOOD.

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Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left,.and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number

same block more than once. The difficulty

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“and sequences, 50 that
even a strong grandmaster may bé ,
lufled into talse security and make
a routine sesponse when a direct _ *
tactical strike is available. Today's.
puzzle is such a case. The diagram
comes from the English Opening
1c4 with Black countering in the
ome by eS and 65, ten 6 ‘

vig Woke 's exchange

fixd5. ia's number one
Gheorghiu suspected nathing and
continued to mobitise his army by
1 BD2. knstead, a vistually forced
threa-move sequence gains 2
piece. Can you find the surprise
winning plan the grandmaster -
missed?

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PLEIN ) Pa Ls alee
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Marine painting (8)
Passageway (8)
Mislay (4)
Comprehensive
reference work (12)
Locate (4)
Infrequent
occurrence (6)

8 Dull and tedious (6)
Create a
disturbance (5,3,4)
Treat as a god (5)
Ravage (5)

A salad vegetable (8)
Dexterously (8)
Hotheaded

Down: 1 Ushered, 2 Bystander, 3

Rupee, 4 Sparse, 5 Adamant, 6 Rio, 7

Doyen, 12 Gradients, 14 Leisure, 16
No entry, 17 With-it, 18 Clubs, 20
Addle, 22 Tau.

Down: 1 Budding, 2 In passing, 3
Knave, 4 Chaste, 5 Scorpio, 6 One,
7 Fable, 12 On purpose, 14 Tuneful,
16 Loyalty, 17 Bleary, 18 Proof, 20
Budge, 22 Tin.

Opening move (6)
Take no .
chances (4,4)
Exuberantly
cordial (6)

person (6)

Sickening disgust (6)
Feel the absence

of (4)

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| NT Pass 3 NT

Opening lead — five of hearts.

On many deals where there is no
clear-cut line of play, declarer has to
feel his way along until he learns
more about the opposing distribu-
tion. If all goes well, he may eventu-
ally acquire enough knowledge
about the lie of the opposing cards to
bring about a successful resolution.

Consider this deal where South
ended in three notrump after West
had overcalled with one heart.
Declarer allowed East’s jack to hold
the first trick, then took the heart












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word, each leer may'be nsec once
ses. only, Bach must contain the centre
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continuation with the ace; learning in
the process that West had_ started
with no more than five hearts for his
overcall,

At this stage, South could count
eight sure. tricks — four spades, a
heart; two diamonds and a club —
but it was not apparent where the
ninth might come from. Putting that

_ problem on the back burner for the

moment, declarer cashed four
spades, discarding a heart and a club
while West let go of a club.

South now turned his attention
to diamonds, cashing the A-K. Had
West dropped the jack or queen
under one of the top diamonds,
declarer would have led a diamond
toward the ten as the best chance to
set up his ninth trick, hoping East
had started with Q-x-x-x or J-x-x-x.

When West discarded a club on
the second diamond, though, the plan
to set up an extra diamond trick went
up in smoke. But this development
opened up another possibility, and
declarer was quick to exploit it.

At trick nine, he led the heart ten
from dummy, allowing West to col-
lect three heart tricks. This left
declarer with the Q-6 of clubs in
dummy opposite his A-9, and West
on lead with the K-J. When West
exited with the jack and dummy’s
queen held, the contract came sailing
home.

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The association of eating a hot-dog while watch-
ing a film has long been a part of the enjoyment of
going to the movies. But while having a great hot
dog to go along with a great flick is a bonus, the
cinema isn’t the only place you can get a taste ofa
satisfying hot dog.

From your neighbourhood gas station, to the
petty shop around the corner, the lowly hot dog _
has risen from its status as a.childhood snack and
simple breakfast fare - it goes great with grits and
eggs - to take on the hunger pangs of working
adults the Bahamas over.

So, when you're. craving a delicious, mouth-

ee



e Along with serving up great home-style burgers,

- Johnny Rockets offers diners creative, mouthwatering

hot dogs and chili dogs (pictured above).

Hot dogs at Johnny Rockets are dangerously good -
the all-beef dogs are bursting with steaming flavour that
offers a palate pleasing-blend of salty sweetness that'll”
have you begging for more. As you sink your teeth into
the soft bread and the thick, hot dogs bursting with juici-
ness, you'll discover big, bold flavours and deliciously

warm and satisfying goodness.

Offering hot dogs that range from 6 inches to 12 inch-
es, Johnny Rocket's hot dogs can be personalized by
adding a hint of traditional condiments, from mayon-
naise, mustard, relish, ketchup and hot sauce, to create a
sensation that will blow your taste buds away.

Taking on a unique flavour identity of its own is the
chili dog. Starting out with the basic goodness of the beef
hot dog safely sandwiched between the buns of a hot dog
roll, the hot dog is smothered in a rich, spicy chili that
boasts undertones of chili peppers, ground beef, garlic
and onions - it's enough to antagonize your tongue. -

‘watering, juicy dog, visit-one of Nassau's best hot
dog eateries, where reasonable prices and over
the top flavours are the order of the day.





e Eating a hot dog from Donna’s Delectabl
Hot Dog stand is about as good as it gets, the 3)
taste of the sweet home made bread, the jalepenos
with chili cheese, and onions is a guaranteed
mouth watering experience. :

Have you ever tasted all of these flavours in one
bite. Well the hot dog just described is an explo-
sion of cheesy goodness, with strong undertones
of sweet and spicy, all coming together with the _

‘rich beefiness of the hot dog, and it will definitely
have you coming back for more.

Donna Miller, owner of Donna's, says although
the great taste of the hot dog makes the sandwich
very good, it is often how the food is presented and

the way the service is offered that tops it off. _

“What makes my. hot dogs great is the homemade
bread and the beef hot dog. People are able to come
to my stand and they have a variety of toppings
they can choose for the hot dogs.”

_ Ms Miller also feels that a person's love and gen-
uine passion for what. they do plays a part..“I also
believe that if a person loves what they do then
they would do their best to ensure that what they are
serving people is of good quality and:taste."

e Donna's delectable hot dogs are available on week-
days from early morning to late afternoon.”





e I know what you are
thinking, how could I be talk-
ing about hot dogs and not
mention the movies. This is
the place where back-to-basics
‘is the name of the game and
patrons can personalized their
12-inch dog with the tradition-
al condiments, such as sweet
pickle relish or adding a hint
of spicy hot sauce or the never
to be forgotten ketchup.

The movies are a great
place to get a good hot dog,
and truth be told, some of the

persons sitting next to you in
the theatre are really only
there because of the hot-dog
they are eating.

“I'm not here to see no
movie, ['m here to get the hot
dog. The reason I like the
movies' hot-dog is because the
bread is nice and soft and they
give you the real beef and I
could pick and choose the
things I want on my hot-dog
and how much I want on my
hot-dog,” a Galleria patron
told Tribune Taste.




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Garden of Remembrance

FROM page 12

that Father Thompson's ascend-

ing into heaven and so his shoes
are on the pedestal and he's fly-
ing up into heaven. The paint-
ing is expressive of something
Catholic Archbishop Lawrence

Burke told the artist years ago,-,

that you should try to see Jesus in
all of the people ‘you meet along
life's journey.

"Since every human being is
made in the image of God, you
should be able to see Him in
every person. All people are
expressive of a supreme being
no matter how high or low a
caste they may come from."

In other pieces Mr Burnside
shows the process of human
aging, suffering, wanting and

_ praying. In 'Thoughts and
Prayers’ he shows the faces of
two women hoping and praying
for a better existence. "It's like a
Madonna and child, but deeper
than that." The two women have
nothing but each other, and so
they relate and hoid each other
in an embrace, holding on for
dear life.

"I wanted to give these women
a, sense of dignity and show that
they are going to rise above their
circumstances, with a certain
resilience and strength. In this

PROSEUAAEIA AAS CERI ELSIE CESAR RO DES IAS PRA SIRASAEE AS RASOEIA SEA EE ASLEN OLN RUA LEALRASLON IE tle

Legend says Bahamian culture is dead

piece, I show.that even though’

they are down, they are definite-
ly not out," the artist explained.

For Burnside, the piece also
reflects many of the images seen
on the news over the past year.
"It's the people of New Orleans
who suffered Hurricane Katri-
na, the people affected by Bosn-
ian wars, it's the Haitian child
who has to board a little dinghy
boat to come across the
Caribbean Ocean to the

‘’. Bahamas or the US and. it's just

showing people who are at the
end of the rope and have no
more possibilities."

In another piece, ‘Missing
you', Mr Burnside shows a single

-woman looking wistfully to the

outer realms of the painting.
"There's a spirit in females that is
uniquely female, a reverie that
only women can express that is
very beautiful," he said, "I was
trying to record and convey this
look here — when a woman is lost
in thought — she is the most beau-
tiful being right in front of your
eyes, yet out of your reach."

In this painting Mr Burnside
leaves a lot of the details to the
viewer. "We all bring our own
baggage to the piece, and missing
someone is an intrinsically
human trait that we all will feel at
some point or another," he said.

In 'You are my sunshine’, Mr

Burnside uses a very unique
technique that holds his art piece

in three separate frames. The -

triptych serves to break the

. image up showing half the sub-

ject's face in the optical real form
that is recognizable, and the oth-
er half is synthetic, fantastical
and unbelievable.

In showing his subject with a
marijuana joint, Mr Burnside is
also engaging in social commen-
tary that confronts and questions
the box most people put Rasta-

farians in. "He is using marijuana °

as a sacrament, and this is some-
thing frowned on by most of soci-
ety. Rastas consider this a sacred
herb that is part of their worship
and practice of paying homage to
their deity," he explained.

Although we might not agree
with it or practice it, it's part of
their lifestyle, "and I'm not going
to make a judgment," he said.
"As far as I'm concerned it's left
up to every viewer how they feel
about it. Marijuana is depicted
here as the Rastafarians' sun-
shine and I wanted to create a
sense of natural roots."

Painted on raw linen to get the
quality that lends itself to the
subject matter, Mr Burnside used
transparent applications when
he constructed the piece so that
the grey linen would show
through.





@ By LISA LAWLOR
Tribune Features Writer

RAKE n' scrape folk artist
Peanuts Taylor, a name synony-
mous with the best of Bahamian
entertainment, was born in a
time when rake n' scrape music
had a large following among
Bahamians and tourists alike.

"We were the Caribbean
equivalent to the south of France
in entertainment," Mr Taylor
told Tribune Entertainment, "
were the entertainment capital
of the Caribbean from 1956 until
1975."

Looking at the increasing
numbers of tourists at local hot
spots, Mr Taylor pointed out
that as tourist business rose,
interest by Bahamians waned,
with their numbers reflecting the
decreasing interest of Bahami-
ans in their own national art. In
1964, he said, 25 per.cent of the
business Bahamian clubs were
experiencing came from the
tourist market. By 1992 howev-
er, he estimates that 85 per cent
of the business was coming from
visitors to Bahamian shores.

"T don't believe that we were
conscious at all af how valuable
our entertainment culture was,"
he said, explaining that as soon
as the hotels opéned up, the
night clubs lost a lot of their busi-
ness.

"The only notion our young
people have of the Bahamian
culture is the J unkanoo and the
little bit of rake n' scrape there
still is. Everything else is gone.

"I believe that as we became
more passionate about politics
in the Bahamas and who was

going to be elected, we lost our .

passion for the thing that was so
natural-to us," he said.

The old days

Remembering when he was.a ,

"young peanut", Mr Taylor said .,

~ "we. didn't have all these cars.

and big fancy. houses, and we def-
initely had a family structure that
didn't centre around television.
The TV is now a family replace-
ment, and we borrow the culture
we see there. This is a sad thing."
Mr Taylor also noted that this is
the source of the Americaniza-

‘tion of the Bahamian people.

Mr Taylor reminisced on the
start of his career‘in the mid
1930s. Brazenly approaching the
drum beat coming from The Paul
Meeres Club, he saw the icon
dancing and went up to him, "I
could dance better than you," che

told him:

At that moment his iconic
name: was born, as Mr Meeres

_ replied, "A little peanut like you

think you could dance better
tharf me?" Mr Meeres then invit-
ed him to come back to the club
at night and prove his claim.

Mr Taylor ‘and his partner,
Renny Vogt, opened their first
club, The Tropicana, in 1957. It
was so popular they did three
shows per night, but that did not
last for long as it was burnt down
in 1958 - the result of arson, Mr
Taylor believes.

In the fire he lost every single

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.

Talking of the stereotypes so
many people use to judge oth-
ers with, Mr Burnside said he
painted the Rasta wearing a suit
to challenge the one dimension-
al impressions a lot of people
have.

In "Butterfly", Mr Burnside
pays homage to his brother-in-
law Peter who passed away a
few years ago. On the largely
white canvas, the only one in

the room, he makes the viewer
concentrate on Peter's smiling
face and the bright splashes of
colour show happiness and his
unending generosity for other
people.

"He would just buy a brand
new television and then give it
away to almost a complete
stranger, he would sell a brand
new car for just $200, acts like
these made him who he was and

possession, from drums, cos-

tumes and money to all personal
belongings.

"Luckily, I was booked to go
to Newfoundland to perform at
the University there, and the

‘tickets had already been

bought," Mr Taylor said. He
would perform in minus thirty
degree weather, but he loved the
feeling of performing too much
to give it up, even at the lowest
point possible — in the inter-
minable cold with nothing to his
name.

Mr Taylor would tour Canada
for a few weeks and returned
home to be greeted by the best
news of his life. Bil] Saunders of
Majestic Tours and Howard
Johnson of Howard Johnson
Tours approached him to open
another club in Oakes Field.
They renamed a club leased from
Freddie Munnings, and The
Goombay Club was born.

"I was still going on tours with
the Ministry of Tourism, pro-
moting travel to the Bahamas
for which I received a stipend.
There was a group of us - Richie
Delamore, George Symonette,
Blind Blake, Eloise Lewis, Dea-

con Whilly, Becky Chipman the -

fire dancer,.and her husband
Don "Chippie" Chipman. We

were the good will ambassadors '

of the country," Mr Taylor said.

Through this work, he made
a lot of entertainment connec-
tions, and met a Canadian
named Peter Nesbitt Thompson
who offered to finance the open-
ing of another club. From there,
Mr Taylor arranged with his
uncle Charlie Taylor to use the
property on Flemming and Mar-
ket Street and in the Easter of
1964 he opened the Drumbeat
Club.

Mr Taylor continued to pros-
per and have success in his club,
but decided to switch locations in

1975 to the heart of the hotel and

tourism centre at the asta.
. Beach Hotel. +
“Tal the 1970s," Mr Taylor said,’ ’

"a lot of independent Bahami. ’

an clubs were closing down due
to the competition of foreign
headed hotels."

Mr Taylor fought to keep the
Drumbeat open, relying on
tourists coming from the cruise
ships, but all along he saw his
dream was dying.

The death ofa culture

In 1999, the last semblance of
the Bahamian culture died. The
Drumbeat; Yellow Bird, Banana
Boat, Cat and Fiddle, Zanzibar,
Flowers and The Conch Shell
had all closed down and "over
the hill" music was dead, Mr
Taylor said.

Today, there is not one sin-
gle Bahamian club or bar a
tourist can visit. to experience
the true Bahamian culture,
"because this just doesn't. exist
anymore," he said.

This fact, especially when
compared to the.1960s when
there were at least half a dozen
clubs boasting-Bahamian talent,
shows the nation's dying culture,
he said.





he placed absolutely no value
on material things in this world,"
Mr Burnside said.

° Garden of Remembrance is
on display at the Stan Burnside
Gallery, Eastern Road at Tower
Heights. For a private viewing by
appointment email: stanburn-
side@coralwave.com or call
324.7397 or 424.8810

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lm By JEFFARAH GIBSON

THE artistry, diversity and
creativity of the Carlos Valenti-
no line - featuring abold —
colour palette, strong, yet intri-
cate lines and a range of tex-
tures, fabrics and patterns -
graced the runway at this mon-
th's Islands of the World Fash-
ion Week and left audience
members and aspiring design-
ers with new styles and trends

to emulate.

Created by Bahamian fashion designer Charles
Kemp, the Carlos Valentino line showcased cou-
ture, ready-to-wear and casual wear, along with
various accessories, including hand bags.

Starting off the show and sparking a fashion
explosion, the couture segment unleashed a fab-
ulously fashionable blend of colour for this years
fail season onto the runway. -

Among the highlights of Mr Kemp's designs
was an updated pant suit that featured a turquoise
trouser, a ruffled, gold blouse and a tweed coat. A
second number, a green skirt with a sassy French
cut inspired coat, was a nod to the European influ-
ences that inspired the designer. . *

The ready to wear portion of the show not only
highlighted women’s wear, but also introduced
Kemp's male designs. The male models strutted
onto the runway in designer business suits which
clearly made.a statement that they were men of
today: knowledgeable, confident, self aware and
innovative. Although this segment featured some
of the more classic suits for men, one male mod-

el worked a blue pinstriped suit and office bag,

that articulated an executive statement.

The show reached it’s climax when the male
models stepped onto the runway wearing nothing
but blue denim jeans against their oil drenched,
muscle-rippling bodies. The women in the audi-
ence were in awe of the spectacular physiques,
and were totally enchanted as their presence dom-
inated the catwalk.

As the show came to a close designer Charles
Kemp stepped onto the runway and gave a wave

- of gratitude and satisfaction to the heady applause

of adoring fans.

Pleased with the way the show turned out, and

quick to point out that the show was well organ-
ised, Mr Kemp told Tribune ‘Arts however, that the
Bahamian designers should have been given more
recognition.

“The show gave.me the opportunity to present
py work to a number of international fashion
/fans, but I do believe that some things could have
been done a little -better. I thought that more
recognition should have been given to the local
designers. But as far as all of that goes I think it
was well organised and put together well,” Mr
Kemp said.

He noted also that for the fashion industry in the
Bahamas to reach a level that will accommodate
designers like himself, there must be more oppor-

tunities like the Islands of the World Fashion:
Event so that designers can have a chance to pro- ,

duce for an international audience.
And although hé is grateful for the Bahamians

that support and admire his work; Mr Kemp said *”

that his main goal is to cross international borders

_where his creative and artistic ideas can be fully

appreciated.

A veteran of the fashion industry, Mr Kemp
started designing when he was 19 years old. He
attended the Jeffrey Taylor school here in the
Bahamas where learned his fundamentals. The
talented 39 year old has alo studied film produc-

_ tion.

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Union braced
for further job
losses in Nassau

MORE job losses are expect-
ed at another of Nassau’s major
hotels, delivering a third harsh
blow to the local economy within

“aweek.

The Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) is bracing itself for

_ lay-offs at the British Colonial
Hilton, which ‘could lose ‘up to a
tenth of its staff.

Leo.Douglas. BHCA WU?s sec-
retary-general, told The Tribune
that due to reduced room inven-
tory from extensive renovations,
management may terminate up














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

-FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama police are investi-
‘ gating an apparent suicide
at Pinedale, Eight Mile
Rock, where a man was
found dead yesterday after-
noon.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
reported that police received
‘a report of a suicide around
2.22pm.

Plainclothes and uni-
formed officers were dis-.
-patched to Pinedale, where
the body of a male was dis-
covered and pronounced
dead by doctors at 3pm.

Ms Mackey said thé" vic-
‘tim’s identity is being with-

held pending notification of
next of kin. She said investi-
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to 30 employees from its staff of
300.

However, despite continuing -

lay-offs at a number of hotels in
New Providence, industry insid-

ers are optimistic that things will -

pick up, sooner rather than later.
Over the last few weeks, sev-
eral hotels have laid off workers,

blaming the worsening global

economy for dwindling tourism
arrivals.

Most notably, the Atlantis :

Resort and Casino — the.coun-

_try's largest private employer —.

let 800 workers go because of low
occupancy. And on Monday, the
Harborside Resort at Atlantis
fired about 140 employees
because of “global economic chal-
lenges.”

Mr Douglas said the staioeed
lay-offs at the Hilton are a “very
small group of people” compared

SEE page eight

Cable Beach
Pizza Hut
closes down

MORE Bahamians have
been left jobless as Pizza Hut
in the Cable Beach shopping
centre closed its doors for good.

The US pizza and Italian food .

franchise had to let 32 people go
with severance, packages
promised for the future.

Employees of the restaurant
said they did not know when
they will receive the packages.

The company explained that
it is in the process of selling the
business.

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Govt optimistic over Marco |

City election court case

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

AS JUDGES in the Marco City
election court case pore over the
evidence presented in relation to
the 95 contested votes, the govern-
ment says it is optimistic and making

“no plans whatsoever” to prepare f@

*for the possibility that a Cabinet

minister could lose his seat in par- THE COURT battle etna)

liament.

he page eight

Zhivargo Laing and PLP senator —
Pleasant Bridgewater is in its

final stages.

SuperCluts resort chain founder taking legal
action over alleged ‘defamatory statements’

THE founder and chairman
of the popular SuperClubs
resort chain is taking legal
action against persons who
allegedly used the internet to
spread “defamatory state-
ments” about him and his fam-
ily.

_ John Issa, who also heads the
SuperClubs Breezes Bahamas
resort on Cable Beach, is asking
a Florida court to award him



compensatory damages of an
unspecified amount for the
“malicious publication” made
and circulated by Roger
Seivright and Valentin Flores
through e-mails. Mr Seivright’s
wife, Stanja Seivright, is also
named as a defendant in the
court documents. All three
defendants reside in Miami,

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SUPPORTERS shouted
words of encouragement. to
29-year-old Jermaine Francis
as he was escorted into Court
One, Bank Lane, yesterday to
be formally charged with the
manslaughter of his brother.

The Wilson Tract resident
is accused of causing the
‘death of 25-year-old Tarmal
| Johnson in Wilson Tract on.
Saturday, November 16.

Supporters called out to the
' accused: “Be strong buddy,
we with you. Hold your head
up buddy, hold your head up,”
as he was led, handcuffed, into
court.

Dressed in olive-green kha-
ki trousers, a beige plaid shirt
and blue jacket, the accused
looked at the floor as Chief
‘Magistrate Roger Gomez read
the charge. He was barely
audible when responding that
he understood the charge.
Francis was not required to
enter'a plea. -

The court room was filled
with friends and relations of
the accused and the deceased.

Prosecutor Sergeant Sean
Thurston said: “The charge is
an indictable offence, and tak-
ing account of the severity of
the charge, the defendant is
liable upon conviction. of a
sentence of life imprison-
ment.”

Francis, a taxi driver and
former S C McPherson stu-
dent, was to appear in Court
Five, Bank Lane, on Friday,
November 21. He has been
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Hundreds of
workers on
rotation at
Our Lucaya
Resort _

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

FREEPORT - Lay-offs may
be imminent at the Our Lucaya
Resort, where one of the hotels
is currently closed for renova-
tions and hundreds of workers
are now on work rotation.

Although management did
not want to comment, union
officials in Freeport report that
the Sheraton Hotel has been
closed for renovations for the
past three weeks and 400 work- .
ers are on a rotation schedule.

Lionel Morley, second vice-
president of the BHCAWU in
Freeport, believes that the steps
taken by management seem to
indicate that it is moving in the
direction of lay-offs.

Mr Morley and union trustee
Jan Neely met with manage-
ment at the resort yesterday.
He said workers are very con-
cerned.

“Workers at Our Lucaya are
working week on and week off,
and the whole idea of that is

SEE page eight

Lawyers and _
union members
to probe legality

of Atlantis and
Harborside firings

‘@ By CHESTER ROBARDS

Tribune Staff Reporter

LAWYERS and union mem-
bers plan to probe the legality of
the Atlantis and Harborside fir-
ings that have now left ‘almost
1,000 persons jobless.
’ Speaking at the foot of the bust
of his grandfather, Sir Milo Butler,
in Rawson Square yesterday,
lawyer Craig Butler appealed to
government to help to quell the
hardship caused by the layoffs and
vowed to look into how the fir-
ings were handled from the desks

_ of Atlantis management and from

the desks of Bahamas Hotel and
Allied Workers Union officials.
“We are not saying certain
measure didn’t have to be taken.
We are saying that at this time

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AN ACCIDENT
near the Kemp
Rd and Shirley
St junction left
one street-light
down, causing
havoc during
Tuesday morn-
ing rush hour.



THE arts and crafts exhibition at this year’s
Christmas Jollification will feature more than 75
artisans. Crafts, jewellery and gifts will be on sale on
Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23.

‘here are several new exhibitors this. year, say
organisers at the Bahamas National Trust.

Andy Albury of Hope Town, Abaco, will have his
wooden half model sailboats, Joanne Bradley will
feature handmade wooden boxes and Christmas
ornamens, Victoria Forbes will have sea glass jew-
ellery and Darcia Christie will feature her shell-
craft. Kimberly Roberts of Bahama Dawn Designs
returns with art quilts, hand painted furniture, home
lccor items, ceramics and fun and funky signage
all with a tropical theme.

Linda Sands returns with her cork work as does

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More than 75 artisans to be featured at Christmas Jollification

- Linda Turtle with her stained glass ornaments and

designs. Nicole’s butterfly kisses also will be back
with proceeds from this special booth going to sup-
port the Cancer Society of the Bahamas.

Christmas Jollification will be open to the public

on Saturday, November 22, from 11am until Spm

and on Sunday, November 23, from-noon until Spm.

Admission for adults is $10 and $2 for children
under 12. BNT members pay $5. “This is a won-
derful event that supports The Retreat Garden, one
of 25 National Parks. We hope that the event will be
well supported, many of our exhibitors work through
the year preparing their crafts for the event,” said
BNT executive director Lynn Gape. Those who
want more information about Jollification can call
393-1317 or email bnt@bnt.bs.


































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COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS student Brittany Moss turns her head while nurse Vianna Williams injects her

with a testing needle.

@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

IN an effort to educate more
young people about the impor-
tance of getting tested for
HIV/AIDS, the College of the
Bahamas yesterday hosted its
second annual free AIDS test-
ing initiative, drawing more
than 300 students. —

Minister for Health Dr
Hubert Minnis spoke at the offi-
cial opening of the event yes-
terday morning. :

“What this initiative is doing
is sending the message to the
community that the stigma of
AIDS is no longer there, it will
in many. ways reduce the barri-
er of fear which has prevented
many from getting tested i in the

‘Past, ” he said,.

‘Dr ‘Minnis said’ that through
these types of,initiatives, which
encourage individuals to learn

‘their status and'minimise mis-

conceptions about the disease,
he feels the fight against the
HIV/AIDS epidemic will be
won much quicker and with far
less casualties.

Youth Ambassador and
event co-ordinator Keith Kemp

COB hosts sécond oe
annual free initiative

Hubert Minnis

said that many young people

have adopted. promiscuous
lifestyles and are therefore vul-
nerable to contracting the dis-
ease.

“Young people need to take

a serious look at their sexual .
behaviour, and a serious look a -
their partners and the persons - .

they sleep with. We want to
encourage them that before
they sleep with that person, find
out their HIV status,” he said.



Mr Kemp said that due to an”
increase in the use of drugs,
alcohol, and other risky activi-
ties, many persons end up con-
tracting the disease without any
real idea about who infected
them.

Sunday Ferguson, a junior at

COB, said that although she
was .anxious about being test-
ed, she felt. that it was impor-
tant to show other students that
knowing your status allows you
to feel more confident about
your future. —
, “Even though you may not
‘be sexually active, it is impor-
‘tant for your peace of mind to
know your status. However, a
lot of young persons are intim-
idated by the whole process and
what it stands for,” she said.

“Knowing your HIV and
AIDS status is not only a choice
a person makes for him or her-
self, but it also helps to protect
the persons that they claim to
love.”



Police quiz jitney ¢ driver over alleged robber’ S death

OA JITNEY driver is being

questioned by police’ in connec-

tion with the death of an alleged
robber.

The man - whose death police
have classified as accidental,
pending the results of an inves-
tigation - was pronounced dead

at the scene after being trapped |





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Bernard Rd - Mackey St - Thompson Blvd

underneath a jitney: bus on
Tuesday.

Chief Superintendent Glen
Miller, officer in-charge of the
Central Detective Unit (CDU),
said yesterday that it has yet to
be determined if any charges
will be pressed against the dri-
ver.

"Yes, we're still talking to him
and we'll be making a decision
soon," Mr Miller said: when
asked what, if any, charges may
be brought against the driver.

"We have to review the mat-
ter carefully and consult with
the director of public prosecu-
tions and that a be done
soon".

According to reports, the:

deceased allegedly tried to rob
the bus driver.and was killed as
the driver pursued him in the

jitney and crashed through a

wall, trapping him underneath.

The incident happened Mon-
day near the Seagrape Shopping
Centre on Prince Charles Drive.
Press liaison officer Walter
Evans said the incident hap-
pened around 11am after the
bus, with one male passenger
aboard, parked outside a store.

“They stopped at the shop-
ping centre out east at the
Wendy’s Restaurant in that
area,” Mr Evans said.

When the driver returned to
the bus after calling at the
restaurant, he saw the passen-
ger stealing coins before fleeing

_ on foot.

As the driver pursued the pas-
senger in his bus, the vehicle
struck a wall, trapping the man
under the bus. He died from his
injuries at the scene, said Mr
Evans.
THE TRIBUNE





In brief

86 approved
for citizenship
or permanent
residence,
audit reveals

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

SOME 86 people have so far
been approved for citizenship or
permanent residence out of a
total 1,936 individuals who came
forward during the Immigration
audit conducted last year, offi-
cials have revealed.

Of:those approved, 47 are of
Haitian descent, while the
Tena are listed as of “oth-

” nationalities.

*t Twenty-five of the persons
approved reside in New Provi-
dence, 38 in Grand Bahama and
23 in Abaco.

Meanwhile, of those refused
citizenship or permanent resi-
dency, none lived in New Provi-
dence, 17 lived in Grand
Bahama and five in Abaco.

The public audit was held in
August 2007 on three different
islands — New Providence,
Grand Bahama and Abaco.

Information about the audit’s
outcome, was released after
almost a year of deferred
requests from The Tribune.

Former Director of Immigra-
tion Vernon Burrows said in
early January that “the majori-
ty” of persons who came for-
ward during the audit would
receive an answer to their appli-
‘cation by the end of that month.

Immigration Department sta-
tistics show that there are still
467 applications pending from
those submitted to the depart-

LOCAL NEWS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008, PAGE 3

]

!

After Atlantis layotts, Kerzner
plans $1bn expansion in Dubai

WH $30m extravaganza to mark tomorrow's official opening

SOL KERZNER is planning to pour another bil-
lion dollars into his new Dubai resort, claiming he is
looking to the Middle East and Far East to offset
trading difficulties in the United States, which are
hitting his Bahamas operation.

As business at Atlantis, Paradise Island, continues
to be depressed — with only 60 per cent occupancy
expected for Thanksgiving — the new Dubai resort
looks buoyant as it prepares for tomorrow’s glit-
tering official launch.

Kerzner’s ambitious plans for the new Atlantis at
The Palm, Dubai, are revealed by Gulf News, a
major Middle East newspaper.

“We sill probably do more things in the Middle
East and are considering the Far East, but at the
same time, with the economic environment you
have to be careful...but we are in discussions,”
Kerzner told local media.

Even before tomorrow’s celebrations begin with

a $30 million extravaganza described as “the biggest ©

party .ever seen” Kerzner International is planning a
$1 billion expansion.

The $1.5 billion Atlantis resort occupies only 50
per cent of the land area that Kerzner Internation-
al owns and there are plans to develop a mixed-use
Cove Atlantis on the remaining land.

“We're working on.a concept very similar to what
we have in the Cove, Bahamas,” Alan Leibman,
managing director of Kerzner International, told
Gulf News. “That’s in the design phase right now.”

He added: “It will be a Cove with other elements.
It’ll be mixed-use with the hotel and condos and
we're right in the middle of design right now,” Leib-

Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo



A WORKER cleans up a fountain statue at the
Poseidon hall with a view of the giant aquarium of
the Atlantis hotel in Palm Island in Dubai. -

man added. The Dubai operation will cater primar-
ily for a European clientele, with more emphasis

' on cuisine from a team of top chefs. Ninety-seven _,

per cent of the Bahamas operation’s business is
from the United States.

Singer Janet Jackson, actors Robert de Niro and
Denzil Washington and a host of other stars are
expected to attend tomorrow’s opening, with Kylie
Minogue booked to give a 60-minute concert for a $3
million fee. The firework display will be seven times
bigger than those at the Beijing Olympics and will be

. visible from the international space station.
Last week, Atlantis on Paradise Island laid off.

800 workers in response to the business downturn,
and 140 more were let go from the Harborside time-
share development this week. Employees fear more
redundancies could be announced in the New Year
if occupancy figures don’t improve.

Special unit established for
work permit processing —

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ment during the audit in New A SPECIAL unit has been
Providence, along with 183 in established.in the Department of
Grand Bahama and 109 in Aba- | Immigration to accommodate



co. ‘| requests for work permits and

Additionally, a further 969
applications submitted at the ©
three locations fall under the
headings “deferred” (13); “sub-
mitted to Immigration Board”
(116); “Cabinet briefs” (169);

_ “does not qualify” (107);
“requested outstanding docu-
ments, interview, inspection”
(393); “work or residence per-
mit renewals pending” (88) or
“dppliéd’ for other status” (83)

“THe government said the :
audit was aimed at getting ‘the
Department of Immigration in
touch with individuals who had
applied for status in the
Bahamas prior to April 30,

2007, but for whom they may
not have had updated contacts
and other information required
to finish processing their claims.

The government admitted
that it is “a well-known fact”
that large numbers of applica-
tions by persons with “legiti-
mate claims or entitlements to
immigration status have had
their applications unduly °
delayed.”

It does not contribute to good
order and peace if large num-
bers of people who qualify for
status are “forced to live outside
of the law and outside the full .
protection the law provides”,
the Department of the Immigra-
tion said at the time the audit
was conducted.

Minister of State for Immi-

gration Branville McCartney
"has promised to improve the
efficiéncy of the immigration
status application process.






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renewal applications, Minister of
State for Immigration Branville
McCartney announced.

The minister made, this
announcement while addressing
the closing luncheon of the recent
Bahamas Financial Services

Board Bahamas (BFSB) Brief-.

ing.
“The significance of permanent

resident applications is recognised
viedged by the gov-
ernment jas a, tool, of economic, ,



and‘ 'acknov

development, » Mr McCartney
Said. He explained that the gov-
ernment is also aware of the BFS-
B’s concern for a more “efficient
policy and process”. that.can be
communicated to potential clients
about the business and financial
opportunities in the country.
“But while appreciating that
by its nature the international
financial services sector will
always require the presence of a

| number of international execu-

tives in its operations in the
Bahamas, the government is com-
mitted to ensuring expanded
opportunities for greater expo-
sure and advancement for suit-
able qualified, trained and com-
petent Bahamians,” Mr McCart-
ney said.






MINISTER of State forlininlgration Branville McCartney addressing.
the closing luncheon of the Bahamas. Financial Services Board.
Bahamas Briefing, held at Graycliff, Restaurant. wd

‘He commendéd the BFSB for.
achieving its mandate of “devel-
oping the financial services indus-
try in the Bahamas by consistent-
ly putting forward constructive
proposals for policies, regulato-
ry framework and administrative
functions relating to the financial
services sector.” ©

“This government recognises
that the financial services sector

provides the Bahamas with:

important exposure, increasing
the profile of the Bahamas inter-
nationally, resulting in future
expansion in the sector, but also
increasing new opportunities for
increased upscale tourism,” Mr
McCartney said.

The financial services sector,
the second pillar of the Bahamian

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economy, contributes between
to 20 per cent of the Gross
Domestic Product (GDP).
“Apart from the revenue flow-
ing from licences and permits
required by the sector, financial
services business have been
important in the expansion of the
construction industry, commer-
cial and residential,” Mr McCart-
ney said. Very importantly, the
sector presents highly lucrative
avenues for high value, quality
jobs for professionally trained
Bahamian nationals.” :
He said the government is ful-
ly aware that for the sector to
grow, there must be continuous
dialogue between government
and the private sector, which is
“critical” to the success of the
industry. :
“From the government’s per-
spective and in particular from
the immigration standpoint, we
are committed to providing the
necessary service to be as accom-
modating within the pillars of the
law as possible,” ” Mr McCartney
said.
“Tt is our desire to rid ourselves
of the bureaucracy and be more
effective in our process.”

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PLP to discuss economy in House

TODAY is Opposition day in the House
when the Opposition will control the subject
of debate. Opposition members have already
selected the economy as their topic.

‘Unless they have some concrete sugges-.
’ tions that will contribute to revitalising the

economy, this promises to be a time-wasting
day, especially if fingerpointing is the object
of the exercise. Already on Monday a PLP
member forecast the direction of the debate
by blaming the country’s economic down-
turn on the Ingraham administration.

__ If this is where. the blame is to lie, then
everyone’s time is being wasted. No one in
the Bahamas has any control over the loss of
investors or tourists. The world’s financial
markets have collapsed. It has caught people
off guard, heavily in debt, and with no lifeline
in sight. As a result there is a global belt
tightening as individuals try to salvage what
they can. Many have put vacations and trav-
el on the backburner, resulting in an almost
overnight collapse of our tourist industry.
Hotels with empty rooms have been forced to
lay off staff. There is no sense blaming the
unions, they cannot save jobs that have dis-
appeared. And it is useless to blame hotels
that no longer need staff to make empty beds,
or serve at empty tables.

.. Anyone who has sent a ball rolling down,,. »,
the lane of.a bowling alley knows what, hap-...::.

pens when the ball hits one of the 10 pins. If
the bowler is good and his hit is direct, the.
pins start falling in rapid succession, one after
the other. Today that is what the world is
witnessing in the financial markets, and no
one knows how to stop the free fall. Each
one of us is being hit in different ways.
Speaking to the media last week, Opposi-
tion leader Perry Christie said that the Oppo-
sition is willing and ready to assist govern-

ment in turning this economic recession

around.

“We in the PLP,” he said, “stand ready,
willing and able to assist. We encourage all
those who have ideas to come forward to
assist. In thése times, all of us must con-.
tribute. The PLP stands ready to do its part
and to cooperate fully with the government in
such an endeavour.” He pointed out that in
extraordinary times such as these “national
togetherness” is “the only way we can move
forward for the betterment of our country.”

Today’s debate will determine whether
we are to take him or his party seriously.

The Bahamas’ total work force is 100,095.

Before the Atlantis layoffs 16,400 or 8.7 per

cent of that workforce was unemployed. Since’

the layoffs the unemployment total is now
nearer 9 per cent.

' The Bahamas has no cash cow to cushion
such a blow.. However, despite its limitations,
government accepted that something had to
be done.

In trying to give “enhanced financial sup-
port to those families in most need” assis-
tance under the various programmes of the
Department of Social Services were
increased. A number of clearing banks were
discussing with their home-mortgage clients
ways to protect them from losing their homes.
And.atemporary unemployment assistance
programme was being worked out using NIB
funds. Government is also reviewing its cap-
ital investment programme to get as many
projects off the drawing board and into con-
struction to help reduce the unemployment.
In the meantime government is aggressively
going after whatever tourist dollats might be
out there by advertising this country’s BRO:
imity-to the United States.

But let us look at some other periods in
our country when unemployment was even
higher than it is now and the government of

_ he day never suggested any of the pro-

prammes now. being implemented; to relieve
the situation. .

In 2003 — during Mr ‘Christie’ s Scie

tration — unemployment was about 18,300
or, 10.2 per cent, falling in the next year to
18,100, but still higher than it.is today.

When the first Ingraham administration
entered government in 1992 it inherited from
Sir Lynden Pindling’s administration the high-
est unemployment figure for an independent
Bahamas — 19,100 or 14.8 per cent of the
total work force.

And to make matters even worse, in 1992
the country’s foreign reserves had: fallen to
$150 million, dangerously lower than what
is required for a three month reserve.

Today our reserves are $626 million, one
third higher than at the same period last year.
Domestic bank liquidity is about 50 per cent
higher. We are, therefore, in a better position
to meet the challenge, but as Mr Ingraham
pointed out, his government will be following

he advice of the IMF.:

“Tt should be obvious,” he said, “that there
can be no broad single-stroke response to
this global crisis but, rather, measured and
incremental response as the crisis develops.”



_ 1s a member of the PLP ...
not possibly agree — and do not .

Judge’s ruling
upholds the Prime
Minister’s position

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I should be grateful if you
would allow me space in your
valuable columns to comment on
some matters arising from the
recent ruling of Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall in connection with
the appointment of three Sena-
tors.

While we are disappointed
with the ruling of the Chief Jus-
tice as it relates to the appoint-
ment to the Senate of Anthony
Musgrove, I should like to refute
suggestions that the ruling
amounted to a victory for the
Opposition party. The Chief Jus-
tice, in fact, rejected the PLP's
claim.

In his judgment of NuveniBer
5, 2008, the Chief Justice con-
firmed Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham's position that it was
his decision as to who should be
appointed the three Senators and
not that of PLP Leader Perry
Christie, as was claimed on Mr
Christie's behalf.

_The Chief Justice also con-
firmed Prime Minister Ingraham's
position that he was not required
to appoint the persons recom-
mended by Mr Christie nor was
he required to appoint members
of the PLP as the three Senators
under Article 39(4) of the Con-
stitution.

The attempt by the PLP to por-
tray the Chief.Justice's ruling-as a
victory for them is misleading.
The facts of the case are simple
and straightforward.

After the general elections of
May 2, 2008, Mr Ingraham, as

Prime Minister, caused to be -

appointed nine senators as
required by Article 39(2) of the
Constitution, and Mr. Christie as

' Leader of the Opposition caused

to be appointed four Senators as
required by Article 39(3).

Three additional Senators were
required to be appointed by the
Governor General on the advice
of the Prime Minister after con-
sultation with the Leader of the
Opposition. In a letter dated May
8, 2008, Mr. Christie told Mr.
Ingraham that it was his position

“three representatives of my par-
ty nominated by me” as the three
additional Senators.

On May 17, 2008, Mr. Ingra-
ham rejected that claim and
advised Mr. Christie that he was
prepared to appoint one person
nominated by him but that he
proposed to appoint Anthony
Musgrove, a Trust Relationship
Manager at.Cititrust Bahamas,
and Tanya Wright, a former
banker, attorney and outgoing
President of the Chamber of
Commerce, as the other two per-
sons to fill the final three posi-
tions.

On May 18th, Mr. Christie
rejected the Prime Minister's
position. He said: “Since neither
Mrs. Wright nor Mr. Musgrove
I can-

agree — to either of them being
appointed.”

Mr Christie then proposed four
persons to Mr Ingraham, namely,






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letters@tribunemedia.net

- Michael Halkitis, Raynard Rig-

by, Fayne Thompson and Ricardo
Treco. He said he hoped Mr
Ingraham would agree to the
appointment of three of the four
persons recommended by him.

That same day, Mr Ingraham
replied to Mr Christie advising
him of his intention to appoint
Mr Halkitis and Ms Wright to the
Senate and invited further con-
sultation with respect to the iden-
tity of the third person to be
appointed. |

Mr Christie replied on May

20, 2007, and repeated his posi-
tion that “all three Senate seats
under Article 39(4) must be filled
from among the PLP after con-
sultation between the Prime Min-
ister and the Leader of the Oppo-
sition.” :
He insisted that Ms Wright
should not be appointed and that
in addition to Mr Halkitis the oth-
er two persons must be appointed
by Mr Ingraham from the names
recommended by Mr Christie.

The same day, Mr Ingraham
responded to Mr Christie and told
him that he was not prepared to
advise the Governor General to
appoint any of the persons rec-
ommended by Mr Christie other
than Mr Halkitis.

Mr Ingraham then proposed to
Mr Christie that he would appoint
Mr Leslie Miller as the third Sen-
ator in addition to Ms Wright and
Mr Halkitis. He gave Mr Christie
until the following day for fur-
ther consultation as parliament
was soon to open.

Mr Christie then brought an
action in the Supreme Court
seeking “a Declaration that the
decision of:the Governor Gener-
al to appoint Mrs Tanya Wright
to the Senate on May 25, 2007,
as he must on the advice of the
Prime Minister was unconstitu-
tional.”

This action brought by Mr

;, Christie lay undetermined for
that Mr. Ingraham must appoint *~’

months, and‘in January, 2008,
(some nine months after.the May
2, 2007, general elections) Mr

‘Ingraham determined that he

must fill the final Senate seat. .

On January 30, 2008, Mr Ingra-
ham wrote to Mr Christie and
reminded him of their consulta-
tion in the Committee Room of
the House of Assembly a week
earlier and his proposal to Mr
Christie that the final Senate seat
should be filled by either Mr Mus-
grove or Mr John Pinder, the
President of the Bahamas Public
Services Union and President of
the National Congress of Trade
Unions. He advised Mr Christie
that upon further reflection he
proposed the appointment of Mr
Musgrove to the final Senate
position. This-was again rejected
by Mr Christie who referred to
his letter of May 18, 2007.

Mr Christie then sought a fur-
ther declaration “that the deci-
sion of the Governor General to
appoint Mr Anthony Musgrove

to the Senate on the 31st Janu-
ary, 2008, as he must on the
advice of the Prime Minister was
unconstitutional.”

A review of the ruling will
show that the Chief Justice reject-
ed the claims by Mr Christie.

The Chief Justice said: ““What-
ever political balance means in
Article 40, I am wholly unper-
suaded that it-is synonymous with
membership in a political party
as Mr. [Paul] Adderley insists.

. That is too narrow a view and, in

any event, following the tortuous
discussions that were pursued by
the political framers of the Con-
stitution in 1973, the final instruc-
tions to the draftsman was 'polit-
ical balance' and not 'member-
ship in a political party' ”

In short, the Chief Justice
rejected Mr Christie's claim that
the three persons had to be mem-
bers of the PLP. The Chief Jus-
tice rejected a further claim made
on behalf of Mr Christie. He con-
firmed the Prime Minister's posi-
tion that he was not required to
appoint persons recommended
by Mr Christie.

The Chief Justice said: “It is
common ground between the par-
ties that the effective power to
appoint the three senators under
article 39(4) lies with the Prime
Minister and that his duty to con-
sult does not require him to’select
from a list conceived by the
Leader of the Opposition, as Mr
Adderley suggests.” (My empha-
sis throughout).

The Chief Justice confirmed
Mr Ingraham's position that “in
arriving at his decision, it is
assumed that the Prime Minister, -

_ apart from his constitutional man-

date to 'consult' the Leader of
the Opposition, would have
access to information from a wide
range of sources.”

Indeed, the Chief Justice said:

“Accordingly, in my view, in the
context of matters presumably
within his own knowledge the
Prime Minister was correct when
in his letter of the 18th May, 2007,
to the Leader of the Opposition
he stated: Article 40 does not
require the Prime Minister to put
forward the names of persons
who are members of one particu-
lar political party or another.”
- Whilst the FNM is disappoint-
ed with the view of the Chief Jus-
tice as to the propriety of the
appointment of Mr Musgrove, it
is pleased with the Chief Justice's
acceptance that:

(a) the decision as to who
should be the three Senators to be
appointed to the Senate is that of
Mr Ingraham and not Mr
Christie;

(b) that the Prime Minister was
not obliged to appoint the per-
sons on any list prepared by Mr
Christie; and

(c) the Prime Minister is not
required to appoint members of
the PLP as the three Senators.

JOHNLEY FERGUSON
(Senator)
Chairman,
Free National Movement,
Nassau,
November 2008

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008, PAGE 5







Calvin Newton

Man sought
in connection
with murder

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@
tribun~ media.net

FREEPORT - A 25-
year-old Freeport man is
being sought by police in
connection with an
attempted murder last Fri-
day.

Calvin Newton, a resi-
dent of 168 Grenfell
Avenue, is being sought for
questioning in the shooting
of a 29-year-old man at
Garden Villas.

' The shooting occurred
around 10.53am on Friday
at Building 47 at Garden
Villas, where a male victim
was discovered with multi-
ple injuries about the body.
According to reports, the
victim was involved in an
argument with another man
before the shooting.

Newton is considered
armed and extremely dan-
gerous and should be
approached with caution.
He is of medium brown
complexion with brown
eyes. He is five feet, six
inches tall of muscular
build and weighs about 180
Ibs.

Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said anyone with
information concerning the
suspect should call Police in
Grand Bahama at 352-
9774/5 or 350-3107/8,
5911.. aysoed aay

' Kettlés canbe found outside
Many businesses, including most.



LOCAL NEWS

Father of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter says he wants another child

Birkhead would like brother
or a sister for Dannielynn

LARRY BIRKHEAD, who
became a popular figure in Nassau.
while battling for custody of his baby °
daughter early last year, says he would
like a brother or sister for the now
gorgeous blond toddler Dannielynn.

“J want to have another child,” he
told Life and Style magazine, “It would
be tough for me to do it right now, but
in a couple of years, definitely.”

Birkhead, a Hollywood photogra-
pher, won custody of baby Dannielynn
in the Nassau courts after her mother,
cover girl Anna Nicole Smith, died at
a Florida hotel in February last year.

He battled to prove paternity in a
protracted face-off with Anna Nicole’s

_attorney and constant companion

Howard K Stern, gaining massive sup-
port from the Bahamian public.

“Right now I’m so busy taking care
of Dannielynn, I don’t have time to
get out there and date,” Birkhead told -
the magazine, “So while I'd love to

THE Bahamas Division of the
Salvation Army will kick-off its
Christmas Kettle Campaign this
weekend at the Mall at
Marathon.

The festivities start on Satur-
day at 2pm outside of the eastern.
entrance of the mall near
Clarke’s.

The event will begin with wel-
coming words from Divisional
Commander Major Lester Fer-
guson and include the telling of
the Christmas Story, the singing
of carols, and musical selections
by the Royal Bahamas Roles
Force Band.

Guest of honour Tim Zuniga.
Brown, Deputy Chief of Mission
for the United States Embassy,
will be officially launching the
kettle drive.

The 2008 Christmas Kettle
Campaign will run from Novem-
ber 22 through December 24.

City Market and Super Value
locations. Last year, the drive
raised over $100,000 thanks to

_ have another baby of my own, I’d be

happy to adopt a little brother or sister
for her.”

Birkhead’s high-profile fight for his
child made him and his attorney,
Debra Opri, star turns on television
night after night during the late sum-
mer of 2006.

Attorneys

Their working relationship eventu-
ally foundered when Opri said Stern’s
attorneys were trying to influence her
client. They split up amid rancour over
her $600,000-plus fee, which Birkhead
claimed was excessive.

Birkhead eventually left the

-Bahamas for Los Angeles with his

baby daughter after the Nassau courts
ruled that DNA tests proved he was
Dannielynn’s father.

Since then he has come under fire

the generosity of the community
‘and the many service clubs and
church groups that volunteered '

from the Hollywood Gossip website
for allegedly posing with his daughter
for celebrity magazines.

Early this year, Birkhead brought
Dannielynn back to Nassau to see
her mother’s grave at Lakeview Ceme-
tery.

Anna Nicole is buried alongside her
20-year-old son Daniel, who died at
Doctors Hospital, Nassau, while visit-
ing his mother and three-day-old
sister.

An inquest later found that Daniel,
had died from drug use after a ““cock-
tail” of substances, including
methadone, had been found in his
body. ;

Anna Nicole, who lived at a house
on Eastern Road, never recovered
from the tragedy and died six months
later while staying at a hotel in Holly-
wood, Florida.

Her death was found to be due to an
“accidental” overdose.

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requests for assistance from all
of its social service programmes,
including local food banks.

As the Salvation Army helps
more people in need, it in turn
needs more help from the com-
munity. Donations are now more
important than ever, especially
with the damage caused by this
year’s hurricane season, the Sal-

_ vation Army said yesterday in a

statement.

The red kettles help to raise:
much needed funds that provide
special meals for needy individu-
als and families, toys and clothing
for disadvantaged children, per-

- sonal care products for the elder-

ly and institutionalised, and vital
funding for year round pro-
‘grammes, the Salvation Army
said.

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and can be placed in the red ket-
tles, or sent to the Salvation
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‘THE One Bahamas Foun-
dation has officially kicked
off its annual celebrations
for the month of November
in an effort to further edu-
cate yvung Bahamians
about their heritage.

Since the foundation’s
first celebrations in 1992,
the goal has been to instill
in all Bahamian citizens a
sense of pride in and
respect for the Bahamian
culture and national sym-
bols.

Pat Francis, executive
director of the One
Bahamas Foundation, said
the foundation is planning
to visit a number of schools
to talk with students.

“We will be’ visiting a
number of schools. We are
hoping to have a special
guest for the children and
those travelling with us will
include Algernon Allen, Sir
Orville Turnquest, Sir Dur-
ward Knowles, Freddie
Munnings, Pat Clare and
many others,” Mrs Francis
said..

Mrs Francis said that in
addition to visiting the
schools, Sir Orville will be
producing an article
addressing the economic
downturn in the country
and how Bahamians can be
their brother’s keepers
through these difficult
times.

“He wants to make sure
that people understand that
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Why we must transform our energy economy

"As for your list of ‘unfinished
business', good job. Now let’s see
how much (the FNM) accomplish.
Pleaseeee come back in 12 months
with a column grading them on
how much of what you listed is
achieved." — Observer

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UST over a year ago,

sthis anonymous com-

mentator responded to
a Tough Call column
headed: "Bahamian Politicos
Should Work on National Agen-
da". Back then‘we were in the
midst of an ongoing partisan war,
with both sides lobbing aggres-
sive and irresponsible remarks
about election fraud and ques-
tioning each others' political legit-
imacy.

These antics flew in the face of ©

a consensus among thinking
Bahamians that our leaders were
simply avoiding all the hard choic-
es and as a result the chickens
were coming home to roost and
we would soon be reaping what
we had sowed — to use a mixed
agricultural metaphor.

_ That harvest includes thou-
sands of illiterate and unemploy-
able high school graduates, vio-
lent crime that is spiraling out of
control, an increasingly chaotic
‘urban environment, a nationwide
refusal to follow rules or set
examples, an unassimilated immi-
grant underclass, and a massive,
unproductive and expanding pub-
lic sector.

"Rather than wasting our lim-
ited time and energies on these
nasty and unproductive political
exercises," we wrote at the time,
“both parties should get down to
the unfinished business of their
national agendas. Here's a par-
tial refresher list:

"Formulate an energy policy
and ensure that power genera-
tion capacity meets demand, leg-
islate a management authority for
Bay Street and deal with the con-
tainer ports, end water barging
from Andros and replace. 100
miles of old pipelines, eliminate
prison bus transfers, facilitate a
workable public transit system,
enforce traffic and vendor regu-
lations, upgrade the airport,
develop a master plan for New
Providence and the country as a
whole, insulate ZNS from politi-
cal control, privatise BTC and
Bahamasair, implement freedom
of information, increase the num-
ber of courts and judges, reform
the education system, and enact a



LARRY SMITH

parliamentary code of conduct.

"After all, as Alistair Camp- —

bell (Tony Blair's former press
secretary) said, in a democracy
political power is the means to
produce change and promote

- progress. It is not a license to talk

nonsense for five years. And
don't get me wrong — we are all
in this together, and we all share
some responsibility. Both political
elites have dropped the ball
because we let them. If we want
to avoid that dreaded tipping
point, we should all get down to
business. Let's dispense with the

political myopia and partisan:

histrionics."

Well that was written just over
a year.ago. So it's time to respond
to Observer. The airport has
already been upgraded and is on
the way to redevelopment. So we
selected two other key items to
update (the others will have to

’ wait for another opportunity).

’ Formulate an
energy policy

For years the International
Energy Agency — which moni-
tors energy supplies for 30 rich
nations of the OECD — has been

_ calling for a green revolution to

stave off environmental: disaster

and transition to a new global.
economy based on clean energy’

technologies.

Power demand in the Bahamas

is growing at 8 per cent a year,
forcing us to spend. hundreds of

. millions in scarce foreign

exchange on oil that pollutes our
air and Contributes to global

_ warming, which will eventually

inundate our islands. So you
would think that a ‘clean energy
policy combining public invest-
ment, private sector incentives,
regulatory changes and conser-
vation education would be among

the Christie administration.
According to Philip Weech, the
civil servant who is leading this
process, the committee is now on
revision six of its policy proposal

_and is still collecting comments

on the latest IDB information on .

the energy sector.

In addition to policy proposals
on energy conservation and alter-
native fuels, the committee is also
preparing an implementation
plan, Weech says.

But critics say this project —
which has been in the planning
stages for at least four years under
two governments — has come
down with a bad case of "civilser-
viceitis". It may go to cabinet
sometime this month, but it could
have been floated long ago as a
matter of urgency. In the mean-
time, oil prices have skyrocketed

’. and then crashed. They may well

soar again before this policy sees
the light of day.

One of the key planks of any
energy policy for the Bahamas is

“a change in the legal regime. The

law has to be amended just to
allow alternative energy produc-
ers to generate power, as well as
to implement net metering so that

_consumers can earn credits from

BEC for electricity they may pro-
duce via solar panels or wind
vanes.

Changes to the Electricity Act
must be made before BEC can
consummate a deal with any of
the 30 private firms that are offer-
ing to. generate energy on New
Providence and other islands
using renewable technologies —

. including wind and solar power,
-ocean thermal. conversion, and

any Bahamian government’ s top”.

priorities.
The Ingraham government

. appointed a new energy policy

committee earlier this year to
review drafts of a document that

had been produced by the Inter- .

American Development Bank for

an earlier’eémmittee set up by

waste-to-energy processes.
. BEC is currently reviewing

these proposals and says it may ~

have agreements in place by mid-
2009; although actual generation

‘of power is likely to take much
. longer to achieve. And even then,
we are only looking at ashare of ©
. 10 per cent of energy. needs on

any one.island to be generatéd
from renewable sources, the cor-
poration says.

Meanwhile, Hawaii recently
unveiled a Clean Energy Initia-
tive, which mandates that 70 per
cent of electricity generation and

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“A comprehensive policy is
needed sooner rather than later —
it could be the most effective way
to create new jobs, build new
businesses and boost demand in
the face of what many believe will
be a long and deep recession.”



ground transport must use renew-

able fuels by the year 2030. And a
few months ago, the state amend-
ed its building code to require
solar hot water heaters in all new
homes. A plan for utilities to

. install photovoltaic systems at

commercial, institutional, and res-
idential sites will be in place by
next March, and no new fossil
fuel power plants will be
approved.

Renewable energy projects
already in place or under devel-
opment in Hawaii include waste-
to-energy, wind, biofuel, solar
concentrating, geothermal, wave
and ocean thermal conversion.
As an archipelago that relies on
imported fossil fuels, Hawaii's
energy policy offers a real-life
example for the Bahamas to emu-
late. And the new administration
of President-elect Barrack Oba-
ma plans to invest billions in clean
energy technologies to create mil-
lions of new green jobs and help
boost industrial demand in
response to the global recession.

However, there is no denying
that the investment environment
for renewables has changed as oil
prices have collapsed. This means
it is even more important for the

government to take the lead to’

begin the transformation of our
energy economy. A comprehen-
sive policy is needed sooner
rather than later — it could be
the most effective way to create
new jobs, build new businesses
and boost demand in the face of
what many believe will be a long
and deep recession. :

Legislate a downtown
management authority

’The National Trust for His-
toric Preservation in Washington,
DC, says the downtown area of a
city is the most visible indicator of
community pride, as well as of
economic and social health. It is
either an asset or a liability.

Bahamians know this, because

ever since the 1960s, we have
spent millions on study after study
by both local and foreign experts
advising us to clean up our act,
preserve what's left of our cul-
ture, protect our environment and
preserve Nassau as an historic
and healthy Bahamian commu-
nity. And every year we disre-
gard this costly advice.

In fact, in the five years that
Tough Call has been published,
the redevelopment of Nassau has
always seemed imminent — wait-
ing only on this pending report,
that study, the next cabinet meet-
ing or the forthcoming election.
And it was exactly the same dur-
ing the five years before that.

The downtown task force that
pursues this dream today was a
holdover from the Christie
administration. And it developed
from initiatives taken during the
first Ingraham government, which
grew out of Norman Solomon's
efforts in the 1980s under the Pin-
dling regime. This task force has
prepared detailed development
plans which are described in a
white paper calling on the gov-
ernment to legislate a manage-
ment authority for the city.

The actual planning process
began prior to the 2002 general
election, which swept the PLP to
power. And it was something the
Christie administration was get-
ting close to finalising before it
was replaced by a new Ingraham
government in the 2007 general
election. It seems that political
stamps of approval are so critical
that it is a wonder anything gets
done at all in this town.

« For example, the big news
under the previous government
was a redevelopment plan drafted
by the EDAW group, an inter-
national firm hired in 2004. It out-
lined seven districts along the
waterfront from Arawak Cay to

Montagu, each building upon the’

character of the particular area:
“The reclamation of this valuable

waterfront area is essential for'

creating a downtown Nassau that
is a liveable place for residents
and an attractive destination for
tourists,” the plan said.

_ Shipping not only takes up
over half of the waterfront area,
but the main eastbound commer-
cial road cuts right through the
historic heart of the city, causing
congestion as well as commercial
blight. But the $250 million rec-
ommendation to move the con-
tainer port to Clifton was ignored
by the incoming FNM adminis-
tration, which tipped Arawak Cay
as a better and less costly loca-
tion. A shipping task force, with
agreement in principle from the
government, is now developing a
plan for a new corporation to
build and manage the port.

As we said earlier, the down-
town task force's plan for the city
called for an independent man-
agement authority. At the top of
the list of priorities are parking ©
and public safety issues as well as
physical upgrades, and an author-
ity to generate the revenue need-
ed to undertake these improve-
ments is seen as vital to the whole
project. '

That's partly because security,
environmental care, infrastruc-
ture, landscaping, vendor man-
agement, transportation, parking,
and planning are all divided
among several government agen-
cies — many with overlapping
responsibilities but few with any
enforcement capabilities.

Legislation to establish an
authority to manage the city was
supposed to. have been drafted -
before the 2007 general election
— which means that it probably
went into the political cuisinart
when the government changed.
But the white paper has now been
re-tooled for the current politi-
cal class to ponder — a momen- '
tous event that is supposed to
happen next week. So we could
see some movement on this vital
initiative soon. Then again — if
precedent is anything to go by —
we may not. The national energy
policy and the revitalisation of
Nassau are both top priorities on

_the national agenda that demand

our full attention. They should -
not be allowed to become politi-
cal footballs, or to disappear into
the public sector decision-mak-
ing quicksand.

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Catholics in
Nassall send
food, clothing to
Storm-hit Haiti

CATHOLICS in Nassau
have sent shipments of
food and clothing to
storm-ravaged Haiti,
which was hit by four hur-
ricanes during the 2008
season.

Serious loss of life and
devastation of homes fol-
lowed strikes by Hurri-
canes Fay, Gustav, Hanna
and Ike. Families are still
struggling to cope with
their loss.

For several weeks the
Catholic Archdiocese of
Nassau has been appealing
to the public for food and
clothing to send to Haiti.

The initiative was spear-
headed by Father Alaine
‘Laverne, pastor of St
Bede’s Catholic parish, off
Kemp Road.

Father Laverne reports
that the appeal was very
successful. Last week two
40-foot containers were
shipped to Port-au-Prince,
Haiti, by Seaboard Marine .
with food, clothing, baby
products, water, blankets
and medical supplies.

One container was_
shipped from Freeport and
the other from Nassau. On
arrival CARITAS,a
Catholic relief organisa-
tion, will undertake distri-
bution of goods to ensure
that those most in need
benefit.

The Very Rev Patrick
Pinder, Archbishop of
Nassau, registered his
appreciation to the
Bahamian community for
their generosity, and
reminded parishes of their
Christian duty to assist
those in need.

The archdiocese has also -
sent a cash donation to
supplement relief efforts.
A similar donation was
made to communities in
the Turks and-Caicos
Islands..,

we

-Pro-hanging marchers set to
take to the streets of Nassau

WITH the murder rate continuing
to soar, pro-hanging marchers will take
to the streets of Nassau again this
weekend in a bid to ensure all killers
face the death penalty.

Organisers hope hundreds will join
the march, which starts at Tom Grant
Park, Graham Drive, Yellow Elder
Gardens, at 9am on Saturday.

A group calling itself Families of
Murder Victims, backed by the Work-
ers Party, is the driving force behind
what it hopes will be a “noisy motor-
cade and march” through Nassau’s

‘streets.

The demonstration will take in Blue
Hill Road, Robinson Road, Marathon
Road, Wulff Road, East Street, Ross

Nassau Street and Poinciana Drive
before ending up back at the park.

The same group held a_pro-hang-
ing march during the summer which
attracted a big turnout.

Noise

“We are in crisis,” said a spokesman
for the group, “We want people to join
us and make as much noise as they can
to show the government that we expect
the law to be carried out.”

He said killers who had exhausted
the appeal process should now have
the death sentence read to them by the
Provost Marshal and be executed in
accordance with the law.

“It is up to the government to
instruct the Provost Marshal, that is
the Acting Police Commissioner, to
carry out his duties in this regard,” he
said.

“We are extending invitations to all
concerned citizens, and families of
murder victims, to join us in this march
and motorcade,” he added.

The group says it is time the gov-
ernment “removed all impediments”
to implementation of the death penal-
ty. °
“We are in crisis and this is the only
way to save the Bahamas from what
is going on at the present time,” the
source said.

The marchers will also call for all
murder suspects to be held in custody

instead of being granted bail.

Currently, the death penalty remains
on the Bahamas statute books, but the
last man to hang was Haitian-Bahami-
an David Mitchell, who was executed
in January, 2000, for the murder of an
expatriate couple in their Abaco holi-
day home. i

Nassau beautician and hairdresser:
John Higgs was due to hang the same’
morning for the murder of his wife;'
but he was found dead in his cell the’
night before, having apparently cut his
wrists.

Over the weekend, a stabbing death:
brought the country’s murder tally for
the year to 68. Another killing since
then is-also expected to be listed as a;
homicide.

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Legislative agenda to bolster anti-crime campaign

lm By MATT MAURA

THE government of the
Bahamas said it is seeking to
ensure that the country’s law
enforcement and criminal jus-
tice systems both have the legal

‘framework to effectively

counter not only the existing
crime situation, but also new
and emerging forms of crime,
Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest said.

Mr Turnquest said a “dynam-
ic legislative agenda” has
brought matters such as elec-
tronic monitoring, plea-bar-
gaining and human trafficking
to the forefront to ensure that

law enforcement entities and

the criminal justice system are
able to “appropriately address
these issues.”

He said it is part of a com-
prehensive “anti-crime fighting
strategy” that has been devel-
oped by the Ministry of Nation-
al Security in conjunction with
its law enforcement agencies.

The anti-crime strategy also
includes programmes such as
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force’s Peer Leadership Pro-
gramme for youth, in addition
to Her Majesty’s Prison’s com-
munity-t -based initiatives such as

—" iF Be
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. Tommy Turnquest

Partners Against Crime (PAC)
and Students Against Violence
Everywhere (SAVE).

“This approach is of particu-'

lar interest because crime pre-
vention is also a critical com-
ponent of the government’s
crime prevention and criminal
justice strategy,” Mr Turnquest
said.

“To prevent crime, we must
counter it on all fronts from law
enforcement to legal, from eco-
nomic and social, to moral and
ethical, from old-fashioned
policing to policing using new

technologies. Preventing crime

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is not something we do once
and it is done, it is an ongoing
process that goes hand-in-hand
with criminal justice. It is the
process by which we make it
clear to those who commit
crime that the odds of getting
caught are too great for them
to try.”

Addressing the 2008
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s Crime Prevention Sem-
inar, Mr Turnquest said the
issues the Bahamas is facing
with regards to crime, criminal-
ity and violence is not unique
to this country. |

He'said his recent participa-
tion at the Eleventh Meeting of
Ministers of National security
and Law Enforcement (CON-
SLE) of the. Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) confirms
this.

“The intelligence brief Min-
isters received in CONSLE
detailed the expansive scope
and enormity of the crime and
criminality challenges facing vir-
tually all CARICOM coun-
tries,” Mr Turnquest said.

“The core security threats to
CARICOM countries are basi-
cally the same. Prominent
among these are violent crime,

including murder, “drugs and

arms trafficking, migrant smug-
gling, trans-national organised
crime, money-laundering, iden-

tity theft, fraud and cyber,

crime.”,

Mr Turnquest said there is
“good reason” why govern-
ment, law enforcement and
national'security officials must
focus on halting and reversing
violent crime in the Bahamas, as
criminal activity has “profound,
negative consequences for our
country at multiple levels.”

Mr Turnquest said one way
of doing this is through the
development and implementa-
tion of the government’s “anti-
crime fighting strategy.”

He said one part of that strat-
egy calls for the continued
acquisition of new, strategic
technologies for the country’s
security forces.

“State-of-the-art communi-
cations and forensic equipment,
for example, is strengthening
the hand of law enforcement in
protecting our communities,
including our business commu-
nity and visitors to our coun-
try,” Mr Turnquest said.

“We have taken a firm posi-
tion on protecting our law
enforcement officers in the con-
duct of thei dutiss, (as) all

frontline officers are to be pro-
vided with bulletproof vests. At’
‘Her Majesty’s Prison, a new,
reform agenda is preparing,
inmates for reintegration into,
their communities upon release.
Focused on rehabilitation, the,
reform agenda aims to provide,
inmates with the academic and,
technical skills they need to be;
gainfully employed after serv-
ing their sentences.

“The remarkable Royah
Bahamas Police Force Cadet:
Corps Programme and the Roy-’
al Bahamas Defence Forcé!
Cadet Corps are keeping young!
people focused on making their!
contribution to nation-building.
These programmes are also pro-?
viding a human resource pool:
from which many of the next!
generation of Police and,
Defence Force Officers aré,
being drawn,” the minister,
added.

Mr Turnquest said other pro-!
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THE TRIBUNE



Govt optimistic over Marco

City election court case

FROM page one

to the Atlantis lay-offs.

“This. is a very small, small
group of people you're talking
about. It’s not like Atlantis, I
think the biggest thing that hit
the country is the Atlantis (lay
offs),” he said.

Recently, employees in the
Wyndham Nassau Resort’s
receiving department were told
they would be temporarily laid-
off for four weeks: More than 40
employees from the hotel’s line
staff were made redundant and
over 40 employees from the
Sheraton Hotel were terminat-
ed.

Despite these bleak numbers,
Mr Douglas remained confident
the industry will soon rebound.

“T think things will come back,

‘I talked to one of the smaller
hotels, they’re saying they have
like 75 per cent (occupancy) on

- weekends and maybe 40 to 50
per cent during the week — but
those are some hotels that cater
to domestic tourists.

“I saw September 11 — there
was not one tourist in this coun-
try and when I looked the (indus-
try) bounced right back. So peo-
ple must stop panicking, I think
we’re really making this thing
worse than it‘is because at least
the country is still operating, we
still have some tourists in the
country,” he said.

Executive vice-president of the
Bahamas Hotel Association

Frank Comito shared the. union

official’s optimism: “We are ina
very difficult situation unlike any
that we’ve ever been in and the
immediate outcome is: not
known, (but) we have survived
and thrived beyond these types
’ of situations in the past and with

due diligence on the part of all

stakeholders, we’re hopeful that

we can come out of this sooner
- rather than later. But the future
_ is unknown,” he told The Tri-

Union braced for further .
job losses in Nassau

He said at a time when Amer-
icans are travelling less due to
their recession, the local hotel
industry and Ministry of Tourism
was focused on “aggressively
marketing the destination.”

“The most effective thing that
we can do now, and as an indus-
try we’re doing it, is to try to get
people to try to maximise the
number of visitors that we can
get to come to the Bahamas and
minimise the impact and dura-
tion of the (economic) situation.”

When asked if he felt the hefty
lay-offs from larger properties
like Atlantis would set a danger-
ous precedent for smaller hotels,
Mr Comito said any hotel down-
sizing was only a measure to
keep properties viable in the soft
economy.

“Staff reductions are only
occurring to be able to ensure
the future viability of the com-
panies — it’s unfortunate that
people’s lives had to be affected
but what’s important is that the
industry is able to survive
through this crisis and come out

of it in a manner where it can be: .

an even stronger force in the
future. There have been smaller
numbers of lay-offs and staff
reductions that have been occur-
ring over the six past weeks or so,
and again it remains to be seen to
what extent if at all, any lay-offs
will continue. But we’re hopeful
that they won’t — that’s a last
resort, companies want to retain

‘good people because they’re crit-

ical to the viability of the opera-
tion,” he said.

Yesterday, union officials were
in day one of negotiations with

' the Hilton to determine the fate

of the employees in question.
“We're in a meeting now dis-
cussing with management'to see

which is the best way to go. I
think all the major hotels have
been trying to hold (on to staff)
and we're waiting now to see —
we’re in discussions with man-
agement to determine what will

be the end result,” Mr Douglas

said yesterday.

When pressed for the estimat-
ed number of persons who may
be let go, Mr Douglas said it
would only be a small percentage
of the hotel’s staff.

«If it comes to that (lay-offs) it
will be a small amount. The most
it may be — it wouldn’t be more
than 30 workers if anything from
different categories, if we come
to a conclusion. Under the indus-
trial agreement, if it comes to the

_ Stage management does have the

rights under the agreement for
lay-offs but they have to discuss
that (with the union) after they
try everything else.”

Mr Douglas said Hilton offi-
cials had informed them of the
possibility of the lay-offs last
week and had requested a meet-

ing.

“They told us beforehand that
renovations were going to take
place and many of their rooms
were going to, be out of opera-
tion. So the question is what do
you do with X amount of
employees? It affects the whole
operation and it’s not anything
intentional and it’s not political.
If the tourists don’t come in this
country, what do you do in the

- hotel industry?” he asked.

When contacted yesterday,

- Hilton manager Peter Webster

declined to comment.

He acknowledged that the
hotel had 120 rooms out of
inventory for renovations which
won’t be complied until Spring,
2009.

FROM page one

“You can’t preempt the
court. So we’re not in a mood to
do that,” FNM chairman John-
ley Ferguson told The Tribune
yesterday.

“The FNM doesn’t function
like that. Hubert Ingraham, the
prime minister, doesn’t function
like that. We have a job to do,
we are doing our job and what-
ever obstacle we meet, we have
to. overcome it and continue to
serve the Bahamian people.”

Mr Ferguson said the gov-
erning party is “of course” opti-
mistic that the incumbent MP
and Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing will be
the victor in the ongoing elec-
tion court case.

The nine-month long court
battle between current MP for
Marco City Mr Laing, and his
predecessor in that Grand
Bahama. seat; PLP senator
Pleasant Bridgewater, is in its
final stages at present.

Should Mr Laing lose the
case and be ejected from the
House of Assembly, removing
an FNM senator from the Sen-
ate so that Mr Laing could be
appointed to the upper chamber
appears to be the only way for-
ward should the prime minister
be determined to keep Mr
Laing on as his “junior minis-
ter” in the Ministry of Finance
— a role in which Mr Laing has

been very active.

Among the FNM senators in
the upper chamber are: Minister
of Labour and Maritime Affairs
Dion Foulkes, party chairman
Johnley Ferguson, Tourism
Minister Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, Attorney General
Michael Barnett, Senate presi-
dent Lynn Holowesko, David
Thompson, Kay Forbes-Smith,
Reverend Frederick McAlpine

. and Jacinta Higgs.

Two weeks ago, Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall ruled that
Prime Minister Ingraham’s
appointment of Anthony Mus-
grove to the Senate was invalid
as there-is evidence of his FNM
affiliation, while Tanya Wright
was allowed to keep her seat as
he determined the evidence was
not clear in her case. The PLP
had claimed that both were
FNM supporters, and said the
two seats should have been give
to PLPs based on the balance of
power in the House of Assem-

“ bly.

The departure of Mr Mus-

' grove leaves a seat already open

in the Senate, however, with the
precedent already set that no

FNM affiliate can hold the seat,

Mr Laing could not take up that
appointment.

Last week, lawyers for both
sides presented their final tally
of contested votes to the judges,
who are now reviewing the evi-
dence with respect to the valid-

ity of each vote ready to make a.

determination about which will
be thrown out.

Judges have not yet
announced when the next court
session will be held, but it is
expected that the judgement on
the case will be issued at that
time.

Some 73 votes are being chal-
lenged by Mrs Bridgewater and
22 by Mr Laing. Mrs Bridgewa-
ter lost the seat, which she had

* held since 2002, by 47 votes.

Asked yesterday how confi-
dent he is about the likely suc-
cess of his client, attorney for
Mrs Bridgewater and PLP MP
for Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador, Phillip Davis,
said: “Well, we don’t know how

- those persons (whose votes they

are challenging the validity of)
voted, even though we chal-
lenged them. We. hope,. we
think that they may have voted
in the way we think (for Mr
Laing), but we never know
that.”

In the Pinewood election
court case, which was contested
by senator Allyson Maynard-
Gibson, FNM MP Byron
Woodside kept his seat.despite
judges throwing out 103 votes
contested by Mrs Gibson and
only seven contested by Mr
Woodside.

“It still turned out that over
half of them (that were thrown
out) voted for us; so it didn’t
affect the majority,” Mr Davis
said yesterday.

SuperClubs Resort chain founder

FROM page one

that the industrial agreement talks about the
‘rotation and what should happen in times of
lays-off and how it should be applied,” he said.

“Management has said there would be no
lay-offs, but according to the industrial agree-
ment they are positioning themselves for lay-
offs.”

Mr Morley said 860 workers are employed

at Our Lucaya. He said workers are struggling to.

take care of their families and pay. their bills.
“The managing director told us that they
would not close down the Sheraton...they said
they are only changing the branding,” he said.
Mr Morley said the Sheraton brand is due to
expire on December 19. 3° vit ar

He said they expect to meet with the cae c

Hundreds of workers on
rotation at Our Lucaya Resort

at Workers House tomorrow.
“We have.a responsibility to be true to the

membership. I.don’t want anyone to say that

Lionel Morley and the executives in Freeport
did not warn them and hide the information
from'them. _.

“I do not want to pre-empt anything, but we
want our people to know what is coming and we
want management to know that we will not be
silent,” he said.

Mr Morley claims that he has spoken with
Mr Roy Colebrook regarding the situation in

‘Freeport, but received no Seu ‘from ‘the

union president: | ania

O THE WORLD

FROM page one

Florida, the court documents state.

Both Mr Seivright and Mr Flores are employed
at Unique Vacations, the worldwide representa-
tive of the Sandals Group — SuperClubs’ long-time
rival.

Messrs Seivright and Flores work in Unique

- Vacations’ information technology department.

According to documents filed last month in
the Miami-Dade country court, Mr Issa “has
incurred actual damages to his reputation’ and
standing in the community as a result of the mali-
cious publication of these false and defamatory
statements.”

“On November 1, 2007, defendants Roger

Seivright and Stanja Seivright wrote and.sent a..
, defamatory, e-mail:from their home computer in

Miami, Florida using an. e-mail address they cre-
ated: ‘journalistforja@hotmail.com’

“Upon information and belief, the Seivrights
collaborated with the other defendants to send the
defamatory communication to a list of individuals
and entities in the US, Caribbean and Jamaican
tourism industry, and to other individuals known
to Mr Issa and his family,” it is stated in the court
documents filed. :

The court documents state that Mr Issa deter-
mined the real identities of the defendants from
the internet service provider (ISP) that issued

FROM page one

the e-mail addresses to Mr Seivright and Mr Flo-
res.

Once Mr Issa learned the internet provider
(IP) address of the e-mail sender, he was able to
learn which local ISP owned the IP address, the

‘court documents said.

“An IP address is much like a fingerprint - —it is
a unique signature assigned to a specific com-
puter by a local company that provides the actu-
al internet to a user, such as BellSouth or Comcasr
Cable,” the court documents state. - .

The local ISP then provided Mr Issa with infor-
mation to identify the defendants.

“Upon information and belief, all of the defen-
dant’s defamatory communications originated

from distinct e-mail addresses that the defen-

dants obtained through free internet- -based e-

mail services provided by internet service

providers (ISPs) like, Microsoft, Yahoo and
Google,” it is stated in court documents.

In the court documents it is stated that
"between approximately November 1, 2007, and
May 13, 2008, the defendants distributed elec-
tronic mail (e- mail) messages disparaging Mr
Issa, his family and his reputation."

According to the court documents, the e-mail.
that was circulated “makes false factual state-
ments regarding (Mr Issa’s) business practices,
criminal activity and social mores, and makes
cruel personal attacks on his family.”

Lawyers and union members

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and in this fashion what Kerzner
International did was not only
unfair, but we are also looking to
see exactly where it was also prob-
ably illegal,” said Mr Butler.

He said government and the
union have not done their duty
of speaking out for the many
Bahamians, who were at risk of
losing their ‘jobs.

“We are out here today to talk .

on behalf of those who cannot
talk on behalf of:themselves,” said

‘Mr Butler. >

“There has been an abject fail-
ure of those who have the:respon-
sibility and the right to talk on
their behalf — namely the union,
the government and the opposi-
tion.

“What we fear is that these peo-
ple have been taken advantage of
— yes there is a downturn in the
world financial markets, but is

Kerzner International using this
as reason to purge their staff?”
Mr Butler bolstered his argu-
ment against Kerzner’s need to
layoff hundreds of its employees

because of economic woes, by cit- ©

ing the company’s planned $30
million opening ceremony for its
newest property in Dubai.

‘He called the resort’s layoff
exercise a “preemptive strike.”

“Kerzner International, accord-
ing to themselves, has not yet lost
any money,” he said. “They
expect lower numbers during Jan-
uary and December and because
of that they are cutting people.”

Lawyer and civic activist Paul
Moss, who joined Mr Butler in
Rawson Square, said that Kerzn-
er International displayed “bad,
bad” business practices by laying
off their employees the way they

did.

“You have them using decep- '
tive measures to get people to
come into work to terminate
them,” he said.

“Persons were terminated after
their shifts and persons who were
in the middle of Serving guests
were terminated,” he alleged.

He too made a plea to govern-

“ment to assist those individuals
who have been decimated by the

mass firing.

“We know this is not going to
be the traditional Christmas that
many of them had planned for,”
said Mr Moss. .

Kirk Wilson, second vice pres-
ident of the BHCA WU, appealed
for all those Atlantis workers who
were laid off, and those still
presently employed, to come out
to the Western Esplanade on
Thursday, November 20, to rally
against the layoffs.

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“We have to let the govern-
ment and the opposition know
that this will be the last of this —
we will not stand for it anymore,”
he said.

“There has to be a clear cut
message to each and every per-
son in authority to understand the
plight of the common man.”

Mr Butler noted that they do
not dislike Kerzner Internation-
al, but that they want them to
understand the plight oF the
Bahamian people.

“See what it is that you can do
to alleviate the pain and the
stress,” he said.

“You know what the stress
must be for a young mother going
into Christmas who. has been let

go.

“She needs to think about
school fees for the next term, she
needs to think about food on the
table and if the downturn in the
world economy is going to con-
tinue, when is she going to get a
job again?”

“We already have a large dis-
enfranchised set of Bahamian
people, we already have a crime
problem and now we have added
on top of that, disgusted and dis-
gruntled people and the way that
they are being handled and the
way that no one is speaking on
their behalf is not right.”
THE TRIBUNE



| meyer VAS |

Persons with disabilities
urged to fill out National
Registry questionnaire

m@ By LLONELLA GILBERT



OVER the past two years, National
Registry Questionnaires for Persons
with Disabilities (PWDs) have been
distributed across the country, with
close to 2,000 having been returned to
the Department of Social Services Dis-
ability Affairs Division thus far.

_ Consultant to the division Iris

Adderley said that Social Services is
urging more people to turn in the ques-
tionnaires so that it can be determined
to what extent disabled persons are
discriminated against in the job market,
and if there are any patterns of dis-
ability in the Bahamas.

She explained that there are good
‘ reasons for the country to have reli-
able disability statistics, such as the
need for these statistics when requests
are made for funding from interna-
tional agencies for programmes to help
disabled persons.

“In order for us to figure out a way
to get these numbers, we at the division
realised we could not wait for the cen-
sus, because the next census is in 2010,”
Ms Adderley said, pointing out that
worldwide, it is known that about 10 to
12 per cent of a country’s population

Royal Bahamas
- Defence Force
increases its fleet

will have a disability.

When the initiative began, the divi-
sion distributed the forms to the
Department of Social Services offices
throughout the islands and to non-gov-
ernment organisations that are dis-
ability related.

To get the forms out to more peo-
ple, the division also plans to distribute
them to healthcare facilities, ministries
and other locations.

Ms Adderley said persons are reluc- ~

tant to fill out the questionnaire
because they have fears of being
stereotyped or feel they may be sub-
jected to prejudice.

This also means that they might not
want their names on the forms for fear
of persons finding out that they have a
disability, she said.

Ms Adderley emphasised that the
questionnaires are extremely confi-
dential.

The names, she noted, are needed to
ensure persons who might have the
same names are not mixed up, or if
the division wants to track down a per-
son for a programme it thinks might fit

- his or her needs.

She also explained why other infor-
mation is needed when persons fill out

the questionnaire.

Ms Adderley said the division asks
for a person’s age so it can see whether
there are trends for certain disabilities
within certain age groups.

The questionnaire asks for gender
because the division wants to know
whether certain disabilities are more
prevalent in men than in women, and
asks for marital status to determine
the percentage of disabled persons who
are single, married or divorced, Ms
Adderley said.

She said that statistics worldwide
show that husbands usually leave their
spouses if they become disabled, while
in most cases women stay with their
husbands if they become disabled.

The division wants to see whether
this trend is the same for the Bahamas,
Ms Adderley said.

The division also wants to be able
to ascertain whether individuals were
allowed to continue with their educa-
tion if they became disabled, or at what
level they were able to continue with
their education if they were born with
a disability, she said.

Ms Adderley said it is important to-
find out whether persons were
employed if they became disabled lat-

B By MATT MAURA
Bahamas Information
Services

THE size of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force’s fleet
‘of short, medium and long--
“range ‘ sea- going vessels: ‘signifi-'”

“cantly increased following thé

“receipt of two new 40-foot
coastal patrol boats. The boats

were built at a cost of $1.6mil- _

lion.

. The two new boats boosted
the number of sea-going assets
the Force has received over an
‘11-month period to ten.

Minister of National Security
Tommy ‘Turnquest said the

‘ boats are part of the govern-
ment’ strategy to “systemati-

cally remove constraints” from .

the capacity of the Defence
Force to counter trans-national
crime, including organised
crime, by providing the Force
with the sea and air assets nec-
essary for it to carry out its man-
-date.

He said that the Defence
Force’s initiatives are especially
focused on confronting the “sig-
nificant” illegal drugs and gun
trade in addition to human
smuggling and illegal migration,
which he said are having “seri-
ous implications for the unac-
ceptable levels of crime and
criminality in our country.”

Mr Turnquest said the
Defence Force is expected to
“soon take delivery” of two air-
craft that have been purchased
to assist it in its mission and
mandate.

He said the Defence Force
will be provided with addition-
al sea-going assets as part of the
government’s “phased acquisi-
tion plan for the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force.”

“The government’s objective
is clear,” Mr Turnquest said. “It
‘is to equip the Defence Force to
meet threats to the sovereignty
and territorial integrity of the
Bahamas and to guard our her-
itage.”

Mr Turnquest said that giv-
en the country’s geographical
location, many of the “signifi-
cant threats” to the national
security of the Bahamas “will
always come from the sea.”

He said it is a fact that the
Bahamas has its unique securi-
ty challenges, many of them
stemming from its proximity to
the United States and the trans-
national criminal activity that
targets that country.

The National Security Min-
ister said while the acquisition
and maintenance of sea and air
assets are both “costly propo-
sitions for small states such as
the Bahamas,” the government
is committed to ensuring that
the country’s sovereignty and
territorial water is protected.

“In late October of this year,
the Commander of the Defence
Force joined forces with-the
Commissioner of Police (Act-
ing) in hosting the Joint Meet-

ing of the Caribbean ‘Commu-
nity (CARICOM) Standing
Comfnittees for Commissioners
of Police and Military Chiefs in
New Providence. The meeting
stressed the importance of mar-
itime assets to the protection of

“4 the countries of CARICOM,”
‘Mr Turnquest Said 2S 4 URLO8 ons

' “This is so notwithstanding
that the acquisition and main-
tenance of such assets is a cost-

ly proposition for small states. -

The Bahamas knows this only
too well. We also know that
maritime assets, critical though
they are, cannot in and of them-
selves remove dangér from our
seas and from our country. The

_vessels we have acquired, and
will continue to acquire, are but
instruments in the hands of the
officers and marines of the Roy-
al Bahamas Defence Force.

“There are significant respon-

sibilities and serious risks inher-
‘ent in’sérvice in the Royal |
‘Bahamtas 'Defencé Forte;”’Mr
Turnquest continued, “let me
express the confidence of the
government of the Bahamas
that the officers and marines to
whom we entrust P-44 and P-
45, will ensure that they and the

vessels they command are
always up. to the task of pro-

tecting our borders while guard-
ing our heritage.”

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CUNNINGHAM-
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a resident of Garden Hills.

| #3 will be held at St.

| Barnabas Anglican Church,

Baillou Hill and: Wulff

road, on Thursday at 11:00

a.m. Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes. Interment
follows in the Western Cemetery, Nassau St.

| Left to cherish her memories are, her husband, Dwight
| Lyles; children, Ashley, Rayven, Lanae, Shoshanna-
} and Aaliyah; mother, Brenda Cunningham
| (predeceased by her husband Sidney Cunningham;
| brothers, Duran and Sean Cunningham; sisters,
Sherese Cunningham and Sherell Cox; aunts, Eleanor
Bain and Theresa Lamm; Uncles, Ronnie and Rusty
| Armbrister, Ehurd and Phillip Cunningham; step
|} grandmother, Viola Cunningham; niece, Xenia Cox;
| nephew, Tyrique Cox; cousins, Gina Ferguson, Yvette
Rahming, Kent, Carlos, Chester, Garvin and Demetrius
Bain; Michelle Smith, Sophia, Marco, Edgadro and
Omar Armbrister; Buscheme, Ricardo and Anya
Armbrister, Anastacia, Veronica Armbrister, Michael,
Marcus, Rudy Cunningham, Brittany Lamm; mother-
in-law, Sharon Neilly-Lyles; sister-in-law, Shevette
Lyles-Edwards; brother-in-law, Robert Cox; neice-
in-law, Marqueya Edwards; nephew-in-Iaw, Demjai
Edwards. Cousins-in-law, Kevin Ferguson, Phyillis,
Ingrid, Christine Bain, Christopher Rahming, Rechelle
Smith, Tiska Armbrister; special friends, Heather
Hanlan, Jillian Dorsett, Portia Lightbourne and family,
Shirleen Bullard and family, Aunt Lois of Ft.

Snoopy.

| Lauderdale, The staff of Walgreen's, The family Pet

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
} Funeral Home on today at 1:00 pm-5:00 pm and on
Thursday at the church at 10am until service time.



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008, PAGE Q:



THE MINISTRY of Labour and Social Development Department of Social Services Dis- :
ability Affairs Division’s consultant Iris Adderley explains why filling out the National ~

er in life, or whether. being disabled
affected their ability to get a job even if
they had ‘an education, which would
be discrimination.

“So we want to know then whether
your job is permanent because some-
times what happens is when you
become disabled you are medically
boarded and they send you home to
rot as we call it. They do not under-
stand that your brain still works,” she
said. -



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~ Registry Questionnaires for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is so important.

The division also wants to look at
the occupations of persons with: dis-
abilities, their income levels, whether
they are being paid the same as some=
one without a disability, and whether
they were on National Insurance.

She said the last section of the ques-
tionnaire allows.respondents to state
whether they are receiving the social
services they need. These may include
a need for food, shelter and medical
care.



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his sidekick Derek put ay

some smiles on your

kids’s faces.



Bring your children to the
McHappy Hour at McDonald's in
Oakes Field every Thursday
from 3:30pm to 4:30pm during the
month of November 2008.

Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19,



2008

BSA hosts
regatta at
Montagu Bay...

See page 13





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t

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

to rom the doldrums of a dis-
i appointing performance at
her fifth Olympic Games in
Beijing, China, Jackie
Edwards got a major boost

|

for her storied long jump career when °

She was inducted into Stanford Univer-
sity’s Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2008 ceremony tank
place on Saturday as Edwards joined six
other alumnus from six different sports
for their collegian performances for the
Cardinals and in their post-collegiate
careers.

All inductees would Have had to be
graduated from Stanford University for
more than 10 years.

| As a 1992 graduate and five-time All-.
American, Edwards left:an' indelible
mark with the Cardinals where she still
holds ‘the long jump record of 21-feet,

11 3/4-inches and the triple jump of 43-4

1/2.

The 1987 graduate of Queen’s, Col-
lege, who also still holds the Carifta
under-17 girls long jump record and is
tied with Shonel Ferguson for the
Bahamas national record, said she never
envisioned being inducted into Stan-

: field over the weekend.

only athlete inducted from track and

Edwards, 37, had the opportunity to.

. invite nine persons to share the moment

with her and she indicated that she was

quite-pleased that they all showed up.

Heading the list were her parents Rev
Nymphas and Lois' Edwards, her broth-
er Dr John Edwards, her long-time coach

ford’s Hall of Fame.
“They don’t do very many people, so it
was quite an honour,” said Edwards, the

Sportsbeat...



Jazz end losing streak

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Carlos Boozer

_ had to take a look at the box score before believ:
ing it.

, - It wasn't Boozer's.21 points and 15 rebounds

_ that surprised him — it was Shaquille O'Neal's
rebound numbers — or, rather, his rebound
number.

_. Boozer and the Jazz Bot O'Neal and Steve
Nash into early foul trouble and pulled away in
the second half of a 109-97 win over Phoenix

- 109-97 on Monday night, holding O'Neal.to a

_ single rebound while dominating the boards 47-
26...

/ . See page 14

Browns’ field goal victory.

ORCHARD
PARK, N.Y. (AP) —
Phil Dawson wasn't
about to quit during

Cleveland's latest
fourth-quarter melt-
down. Turned out,
neither did the rest of
the Browns.

With a confident
nod to coach Romeo
Crennel, Dawson went
out and calmly hit a
career-long 56-yard
field goal with 1:39 left
that sent Cleveland to a .29-27 win over the
Buffalo Bills on Monday night...

See page 12

Confident over De La Hoya

|

| LOS ANGELES
(AP) — Trainer
| Freddie Roach
believes Manny
| — Pacquiao will have
| one significant edge |
' when he fights
| Oscar De La Hoya:
| concentration.

i Roach said the
' 35-year-old De La °

Hoya has changed since his younger days as
one of the most dominant fighters...

See page 13

SEE page 13





a

JACKIE with her long-time coach Brooks Johnson...

c
tanford’s Hall of Fame



MPER JACKIE EDWARDS. Her induction award can also. be seen...





JACKIE with her brother Dr John Edwards...

Rugby
Sevens:
Bahamian
duo on
West
pat

m By = DORSETT
Sports Reporter

THE Bahamas continues to
stake his claim as an impact
player on the international rug-
by scene as two, of the nation’s

_players were named to the

region’s top Sevens sides.
- Jeremico Cooper and Devon
Woodside will represent the
Bahamas as members of the
West Indies team selected for
the 20th edition of the Punte
Del Este International Sevens.
Dennis Dwyer, chairman of

‘the West Indies Management

Committee, officially
announced the team this week,
which was selected from a list of
24 players originally chosen’
after the last months NAWIRA
Sevens held here in the
Bahamas.
. The tournament takes place
in Punte Del Este, Uraguay,
January 3-4, 2009.

Woodside will play the Prop

’ position while Cooper will play

Flyhalf/Prop.
Other members of the team
- include Albert LaRose,

Claudius Butts and Kevin
McKenzie of Guyana, Jason
Clarke, Andre Carbera and

Luther Burrell of Trinidad and

Tobago, Hollis Green of St Vin-
cent andthe Grenadines and

Tom Healy of Bermuda.. :

Barbadian ‘coach Joe Whip-

‘ple was named as the Fea’ s

head coach. -
Whipple, who also serves as

chairman of the selectors com-

mittee, said participation in the
Punte Del Este and the upcom-

ing Trinidad and Tobago

Enthusiasts International Sev-
ens will serve as preparation for
the International Rugby Board-
’s Sevens World Series in Hong
Kong.
~The team for the Trinidadian
tournament, which is scheduled
to take place December 6-7, will
be announced shortly.
The team for the iRB Sevens

‘World Series will largely be

made up of the current field and
will also include approximately
three players playing Premiere
League Rugby in the UK.



Cricket:

‘developmental athletes’

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

AUBURN University assistant
coach Henry Rolle is calling on the

' Bahamas Government to revisit the

subvention for the “developmental

athletes” before those in college -

lose their eligibility.

Rolle, a Bahamian who. has
recruited a few Bahamian athletes
on scholarships at Auburn, said the
report of the status of the subven-
tion in the Bahama Journal has

been published in Track and Field,

News.

As a result of the report, Rolle -

said Auburn University has
received a number of calls from oth-
er schools who are concerned about
the Bahamian athletes who have

been listed and are on Auburn’s -

track and field roster. ;

“We are in a situation where it
has to be proven that these athletes
didn’t receive any monies from the
Bahamian government,” Rolle

_ pointed out.
“Our compliance department saw

the story on the website and they
contacted me and I contacted Mr
(Archie) Nairn, (permanent secre-
tary at the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture) that we will need some
supporting documents.”

Rolle said other schools in the
Southeastern Conference, of which
Auburn is a member, have made it
an issue and so Auburn has to clar-
ify the matter or the athletes could

lose their eligibility
If there is any consolation, Rolle

-- said the athletes in question (whom

he declined to mention), have been
interviewed by the university and
they have indicated that they have
not received any money.

“I have contacted their parents
and they have told me that they
have not received any money,” said
Rolle, who noted that the parents
are going to have to be interviewed
by their compliance department as

‘ well.

“In fact, the parents have told me
that they didn’t even know that

their children were on the subven-
tion list because they have not

received anything in writing from
the Ministry of Sports.”

Rolle, a former coach at St John’s
College, said there’s no problem
with the way the ministry has
restructured the subvention pro-
gramme where they have placed
some athletes on probation and
some have been removed from the
list because of their performances.

But he noted that the problem
comes with the “developmental.ath-
letes” who are identified as the ath-
letes who are either still in college
or are eligible for college.

“One of the things with providing
the subvention to the college ath-
letes is that we are making them
feel as if they are accomplished
when they really are not,” he said.

“They still have a long way to go
because they first have to complete
college, regardless of whether or

not they win a national or interna-

tional title.”

Rolle said their main concern.is
that proof is provided that the ath-
letes have not received any fund-

ing from the ministry or they could

end up losing their eligibility.

The ministry’s staff could not be
contacted up to press time last
night, but Martin Lundy, the direc-
tor of sports, said the athletes on
the “developmental list” would not

receive any funding directly, but:

instead their funds would be sent
to the local track and field federa-
tion (Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations).

Currently, Auburn University has
two track and field athletes and two
swimmers on scholarships, whose
names appear on the subvention

list as “developmental athletes.”

Rather than providing funding ,

for the athletes, who are taken care
of by the colleges while on scholar-
ship, Rolle said the ministry could
look at distributing the money

through a more sustainable pro- -

gramme in the high school system.

“That is what Jamaica is doing
and that is why they are so far
ahead of us,” Rolle said. “We are
concentrating more on the club sys-
tem and that is just not working for
us.

“Trinidad & Tobago is doing the
same thing and they are in the same
situation as us. We have to get more

» funding for the school system so

that we can produce a lot more ath-
letes.”



Paratise

THE Bahamas Cricket
Association League playoffs
began on Saturday with the
Dockindale Titans playing
‘Scotia Bank Paradise.

It was a great match
between the two premier |
teams. Dockindale batted
first. and amassed a total of
322 runs for the loss of eight

-| wickets in the allotted 40

overs.’ Top scorers were

| Kevin Surujlal of the

Bahamas national team with
124 runs and Rohan Parks,
also of the national team,
with 66 runs.
' Bowling for the bank’s
team, Brent Fullerton took
three wickets and Hamilton
Guilyard took two wickets.
Scotia Bank Paradise, at
bat, scored 267 runs all out
-to lose a well played match

‘| by 55 runs. Their top scorers

were hational team player
Gregory Irving with 143 runs,
Chris Thomas 33 and nation-
al team player Gary Bell with
32 runs.

Paradise bowling was errat-
ic. They yielded 47 wides and
10 no-balls.

On Sunday, St Agnes did
not show up for their match
with the T-Bird Flyers. The
latter advanced and is sched-
uled to play the Dynasty Stars
on Saturday. The winner is
slated to play the Dockindale
Titans in the final.


4

PAGE 12, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008

Dawson’s 56-yard
field goal lifts the
Browns to victory

@ By JOHN WAWROW
APS orts Writer

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.
(AP) — Phil Dawson wasn't
about to quit during Cleve-
land's latest fourth-quarter
meltdown. Turned out, neither
did the rest of the Browns.

With a confident nod to —
coach Romeo Crennel, Daw- |
son went out and calmly hit a
career-long 56-yard field goal
with 1:39 left that sent Cleve-
land to a 29-27 win over the
Buffalo Bills on Monday night.

Dawson's fifth field goal of
the game capped a wild finish.
The teams traded leads during :
a 46-second span in the final 2?
minutes — after the Browns
‘appeared ready to squander a
13-point lead for the third
straight week: And the game
wasn't decided until Buffalo's
Rian Lindell missed a 47-yard
field-goal attempt wide right
with 38 seconds remaining,
allowing Cleveland to run out
the clock.

Suddenly, the Browns (4-6)
have something to feel good .
about after they were on the
verge of unraveling. Running
back Jamal Lewis even ques-
tioned whether his teammates
had quit during a 34-30 loss to
Denver on Nov. 6.

"We got 'tired of what hap+
pened the previous two weeks,
getting a lead and losing it in ;
the fourth quarter," receiver
Braylon Edwards said. "As a
team, we rallied. We came
together when we were sup-
posed to and made the plays
_ necessary to win.’ ,

Brady Quinn earned his first
win in the second career start
for the 2007 first-round draft
pick. And the Browns’ once.
porous defense — which
allowed 993 yards of-offense in
its previous two games com-
bined — held the Bills to 334
yards while generating four
turnovers. «

"You can't. say ‘enough,’ ",
-Crennel said. "The guy: hung in

Give Crennel credit, too.

Without hesitation, he made
‘the decision to send Dawson

out after the Browns' seven-
play, 28-yard drive stalled at
the Bills 39 after Edwards
couldn't hold onto Quinn's pass
at the right sideline on third-
and-10.

"On the spur of the moment,
you've got to be confident,"
Dawson said. "So-as. soon as
we threw the incomplete pass
on third down, I was ready to
go. I gave Romeo a nod, and
he had the confidence to send
me out there."

It was a better ending for
Dawson, too: He missed a
potential game-tying 54-yard
field goal in the final minute of
a 14-11 loss at Washington on
Oct, 19.

“It's the Bills (5-5) who now
face questions about unravel:
ing. They've lost four straight
— their longest skid'since 2005
— and five of six, looking noth-
ing like the upstart team that

. opened the season 4-0.

Much of the blame for this
loss falls on the shoulders of
quarterback Trent Edwards,
who threw three interceptions.
on his first four possessions,

: putting the Bills in a deep hole.
"It's frustrating right now. I
don't really have any good

answers," he said. "I'm frus-
trated with myself and the way
I performed."

The miscues — two: poor
reads and a pass tipped by
defensive tackle Shaun Rogers
at the line of scrimmage —
were an extension of the trou-
bles Trent Edwards had in his -



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first quarter against Cleveland,
he threw eight interceptions,
lost two. fumbles and gave up
a safety. ,

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harder. He was emotionally

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cer in all divisions until further notice Monday, a day after
more than 100 fans fought with sticks and metal on the field. »

The violence came after a game between top-division teams
Danubio and Nacional. The fight at Danubio's stadium lasted
several minutes before riot police intervened.

Interior Minister Daisy Tourne said police responded slowly
because most officers were watching for post-game violence
outside the stadium.

"(Clubs) foment violent behavior," she said. "We have to
cast our gaze at other participants because the attitude of the

_ clubs leaves much to be desired."

Tourne also criticized Montevideo municipal authorities for
allowing games at Danubio's stadium despite warnings it lacked
adequate security.

‘Nacional president Ricardo Alarcon told the El Pais news-
paper he felt "distressed" and "pained" over the violence.

The Uruguay Football Association said the soccer ban extend-

“ed to youth leagues.

With sore back,
Federer beats Blake
in exhibition match

@ By VIJAY JOSHI
Associated Press Writer

for.a few weeks."

The 10th-ranked Blake beat
Federer the last time they
KUALA LUMPUR, _ played, at the Beijing Olympics.
Malaysia (AP) — Roger Fed-
erer overcame an ailing back to
beat James Blake in a one-set
exhibition Tuesday.

Federer rallied from 3-1
down to win 7-6, taking the

last few years, Federer began
the year recovering. usa
mononucleosis.

He still managed to iene
three major finals and the semi-
finals at the fourth.

His U.S. Open win pulled
him within one title of Pete
Sampras' Grand Slam record,
‘but Federer was undecided on
whether he would prefer to win
his first French Open crown in
2009 or his sixth Wimbledon.

"That's a pretty hard ques-
tion to answer," Federer said.
"TH probably have the answer
in August."

In another singles match,
McEnroe beat Borg 7-6 (13-11).

"I'm delighted to have won
this match as it was really
tough," said McEnroe, who is

came days after a sore back
contributed his struggles at the
Masters Cup, where he failed
to reach the semifinals.

John McEnroe and Bjorn
Borg also played at the "Show-
down of Champions," which
included four one-set matches.

Federer, now ranked No. 2,
lost his No. 1 ranking to Rafael
Nadal before winning his 13th
Grand Slam title at the U.S.
Open. He was forced to with-
draw from the Paris Masters
because of his back and said he
needs a break from tennis.

"It has been a tough season
with lots of traveling and I could
just sleep for a month," he said.
"I felt fine during the game, but
obviously after a hard season I
would need some time off. I'm
glad we are at the end of the
season and I will take it easy

calls.
"I hate to say this but the
linesmen did a good job."
Federer and Borg then
teamed to play McEnroe and
Blake in doubles, and the
Americans won 7-5.

After dominating tennis the _

famous for angrily disputing line

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Lynch
retires
after 15
years in

the NFL

@ By FRED GOODALL
AP Sports Writer



TAMPA, Florida (AP) —
No more bone-jarring tackles
for John Lynch.

The hard-hitting, nine-time
Pro Bowl safety retired Mon-
day, saying it was time to
begin a new phase of life after
11 seasons with the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers and four
more with the Denver Bron-
cos.

He felt so strongly about
the relationships he bu ‘Jt with
both clubs that he decided
against stepping down in the
colors of either team.

Nevertheless, returning to
Tampa for the announcement
spoke volumes.

"I played 11 years here. We
won a Super Bowl. But much
more important was the jour-
ney and the way we did
things," Lynch said.

“I'm proud to be a part of
this organization, just like the
Broncos. I'm proud of the way
I played my career. You don't
give yourself a pat on the back
too much. But at the end of
the day, I'm filled with pride

and thankfulness."

A third-round draft pick of
the Bucs in 1993, Lynch was
part of a core of young players ©
— along with Derrick Brooks,
Warren Sapp, Mike Alstott,
Warrick Dunn and Ronde
Barber — who helped trans-
form Tampa Bay from a
laughingstock into a champi- ;
onship team.’

The 37-year-old made five
trips to the Pro Bowl as a Buc-
caneer and four as a Bronco
after Tampa Bay released him
following the 2003 season in
what generally was viewed as
a cost-cutting move, even
though Lynch was willing to

__take:less money to stay.

He left Denver on more
pleasant terms in July.after
being ‘bumped from his start-
ing role and signed with New
England during training camp.
The Patriots cut him two
weeks later, and Lynch had
been pondering retirement
ever since.

"I knew in my heart I was
done when I walked out of
there," he said during a news
conference attended by sev-
eral former teammates,
including Brooks, Dunn; Bar-
ber and Alstott, who.
announced his retirement ear-
lier this year.

Lynch finished with 1 277
tackles, 100 pass breakups and
26 interceptions in 224 regu-
lar-season games.

"I remember a core group
of players, coaches and own-
ers here believing we could
change a culture of losing. We
were the 'Yucks.' We were the
worst franchise in football,"
Lynch said. "But having a
belief and looking each other
in the eye and saying we can
change this.thing, and we're
going to change this thing, it
made it so sweet when we
eventually did."

In addition’to thanking the
Bucs and Broncos, who sent a
representative to Tampa for
the occasion, Lynch paid
homage to the four coaches
— Sam Wyche, Tony Dungy,
Jon Gruden and Mike Shana-
han — he played for.in the
NFL

He also mentioned four for-
mer Tampa Bay assistants —
Herman Edwards, Mike Tom-
lin, Rod Marinelli and Lovie
Smith — who are currently
head coaches and talked
about Bill Belichick granting
his wish to play all of New

-England's preseason finale.

It wound up being his last
game.

Now, he's preparing for his
broadcasting debut with Fox

-next week in Jacksonville,

where he'll be part of the
Jaguars-Minnesota Vikings
telecast.

"I'm looking forward to
being a rookie all over again,"
Lynch said.

He said he might be inter-
ested in coaching at some
point, but was less definitive
about speculation that he
might go into politics.

"There was.a report last
week that I was running for
governor of Colorado. I don't
know where that came from,"
Lynch said. "I try not to rule
things out, but I really have a
passion for this game and:
want to do something that's
around that. But we'll see.
Like I said, there's a lot of
unknowns."
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THERON MAILLIS (seen with his parents) emerged as the overall cham-
pion of the Green Parrot Opti Regatta...

Edwards inducted XScxscrr ees

into Stanford’
Hall of Fame

FROM page 11.

Brook Johnson and legendary
football player Jerry Rice, one
of her close friends.

During her acceptance
speech, Edwards thanked Stan-
ford for the award and the sup-
port she has gotten over the
years from her family and the
training from Johnson.

~ As a matter of fact, Johnson

was in Beijing to assist Edwards .
with her training at the
Olympics, especially after the
drama that she had to endure
with the Bahamas Olympic
Association.

After she failed to post a
-mark during the preliminary
rounds, Edwards said Johnson
was there waiting for her on the
warm-up track where he was
able to console her.

“I said who would have
thought that this same

believed in me even at Stanford
when I had two knee surgeries
and I had put on a bunch of
weight, that I would be the best
collegiate long jumper, was
‘there for me. in Beijing,”
Edwards reflected.

“He was telling me after I
came off the track to look at
the bigger picture because who
I was could not be defined by
one performance and that the
sum of who I am could not be
measured in feet and inches.”

By the time Johnson had fin-
ished his speech, Edwards said
she felt as if she had actually .
won something because he
encouraged her to “pick my
head up” and “not drag around
the Village.”

Coming off that dismal per-
formance, Edwards said she is
encouraged much more because

Pacquiao confident as he
prepares for De La Hoya

@ By KEN PETERS
AP Sports Writer

_ LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Trainer Freddie Roach believes
Manny Pacquiao will have one
significant edge when he fights
Oscar De La Hoya: concentra-
tion.

Roach said the 35-year-old
De La Hoya has changed since
his younger days as one of the
most dominant fighters.

"He's not quite as active, he's
a little more patient, and he
tires a little bit quicker," Roach
said Monday at the Hollywood
gym where he trains Pacquiao.
"He has had trouble focusing
on the game plan. His mind
wanders in there.

"He's weak-minded. I'm not
saying nothing bad about him.
But some people are very
strong-minded, like Manny
Pacquiao, and he can hold the
game plan throughout."

Pacquiao, who faces De La
Hoya on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas,
said he doesn't know if his
opponent is weak-minded. The
29-year-old from the Philip-
pines also is concentrating on
his preparation ahead of the
bout.

"Spiritual, physical and men-
tal. You have to focus on that,"
he said.

The fight will be literally the
biggest ever for Pacquiao, who

first fought at 106 pounds and

, who _
“was my’ coach way back’ ‘then, ue

receiving the award was one of
the most defining moments in
her athletic career.

“It’s pretty high up there
because Stanford has been
around for more than 100
years,” Edwards said. “When
you have athletes like Tiger
Woods and John Elway and
John McEnroe, all of those peo--
ple who have been to Stanford,
you don’t know if you’re going
to be included in their best of
their best athletes.

“It’s the highest award that
Stanford gives to their athletes
so it’s a pretty big deal. It’s one
of those things that you don’t
think about because it’s collec-
tive of your éntire career. It’s

' not like when I made the final

in Sydney (at the 2000
Olympics). It’s taking every-
thing into consideration.”

. Listed as one of the top three
moments in, her life, Edwards.
‘said'sheé was just elated to savor
the achievement with her par-
ents at her side.

“Sometimes athletes, includ-
ing myself, get caught up in just

. doing and you don’t have time

to stop and think and reflect on

vall that you have accom-

plished,” she insisted.

“You are just training and
before you know it, your career
is done. So I just took that time
to reflect on my career. I had a.
very good career, even though
some people might not think
so, but for me it has been really
good and if I could change some
things I would.”

Edwards, an NCAA Division
I indoor and outdoor as well as
PAC 10 champion, who has
made the final at the Pan Amer-
ican Games (winning a silver
and bronze), Commonwealth
Games and World Indoor and



BOXING



will be
fighting at
the welter-
weight limit
of 147. He
has gained
weight
while De
La Hoya
has been
losing. At 5-
foot-10,
some 4
inches taller than Pacquiao, De
La Hoya has fought at 160
pounds but is down to 145.

De La Hoya has said he con-
siders himself a natural welter-
weight.

Pacquiao, who weighs 151,
noted the difference in height,
but did not seem concerned
about any weight issues for the
bout.

"I'm very comfortable at this
weight. There are a lot of peo-
ple saying that Manny Pac-
quiao is moving up a weight
division and, 'Is he going to be
fast or is he going to be slow?'"
Pacquiao said. "In training, we
focus on speed, because the
speed will be the key in this
fight."

Roach thinks weight also will
be a factor that will work in
Pacquiao's favor. After the

Pacquiao



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off a clean sweep in all three
races to accumulate a total of
three points in a field of 28 com-
petitors.

Devaughn Williamson, who
got a third, second and eighth,
was second with 13 points.
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Outdoor Championships in
addition to the Olympics, said
she’s not done yet.

“I’m not going to end my
career. on such a horrible note
as I did at the Olympics,” she
promised. “I’m trying to be real-
ly positive next year. I’m into ~
my fourth week of training, I’m
healthy and my mind is reawak-
ened to really try andexcel.”

With the [AAF World Cham-
pionships scheduled for August
in Berlin, Germany, Edwards
said she’s focusing on rekindling
her career and she expects to
be in tip top shape under the
training of Dan Pfaff, who
coached her from 1998-2003.

parents, Rev Edwards and
Lois Edwards...

weigh-in for his 134-pound
bout against David Diaz in
June, Pacquiao was up to 147
when he stepped into the ring.

"I expected him to be slug-
gish, thought he put too much
weight on," Roach said. "You
know what? He didn't. He was
great that night, he was explo-
sive. I think it was the best fight
he's ever fought. He was very
disciplined. There'll be a lot of
similarities in this fight."

Pacquiao stopped Diaz in the
ninth round.

Roach said Pacquiao was
stronger now that he's gotten
heavier, adding De La Hoya

"might be at weight now, but I
know he's killing himself mak-
ing it and I think he's going to
be weak going into the fight."

Pacquiao said he is preparing
for whatever tactics De La

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toe to toe."

And Pacquiao is fully aware
of the opportunity presented
by going up against one of box-
ing's best-known stars.

"This is the biggest fight in
my boxing career," he said.
"This is my (chance) that the
name Manny Pacquiao will be
known not only in the Philip-
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Jazz end 3-game losing streak
with 109-97 win over Suns ©

@ By DOUG ALDEN
AP’ Sports Writer



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —
Carlos Boozer had to take a
look at the box score before
believing it.

It wasn't Boozer's 21 points
_ and 15 rebounds that surprised

him — it was Shaquille O'Neal's
rebound numbers — or, rather,
his rebound number.

Boozer and the Jazz got
O'Neal and Steve Nash into

early foul trouble and pulled {

away in the second half of a

109-97:win over Phoenix 109- —

97 on Monday night, holding
O'Neal to a single rebound
while dominating the boards 47-
26. .

"That gave us SO many more:

possessions," Boozer said. "It
was all defense. We got stop
after stop after stop."

The Jazz had 17 offensive
rebounds to Phoenix's five and
outrebounded the Suns 16-6 in
the fourth quarter.

Utah ended a three-game los-
ing streak after going 1-4 ona
road trip last week.

The Jazz again played with-
out point guard Deron Williams
and center Mehmet Okur, but
even the short-handed lineup
was too much for the Suns after
O'Neal and Nash both picked
up their fourth fouls early in the
third quarter.

In the only other NBA games
Monday, Houston beat Okla-
homa City 100-89 and San

Antonio. edged the Los Angeles

Clippers 86-83.

Andrei Kirilenko added 19

points and two big blocks on
O'Neal as Utah pulled away in
the fourth quarter ‘and
improved to 5-0 at home. The
Jazz had their highest-scoring

game of the season without.

Williams, still recovering from a
sprained ankle that's. limited
him to two games.

The Suns were sluggish one

" night after beating Detroit 104-

86 in Phoenix and unraveled as
Nash and O'Neal tried to avoid
fouling out. Utah capitalized

with 13 straight points during a





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the third quarter of Monday’ s.game in Salt Lake City...

17-2 run that sealed it.

"Defensively we just had too
many breakdowns," Phoenix
coach Terry Porter said. "One
of their best offenses was just
to shoot it and go get it."

O'Neal finished: with ‘one.

rebound for just the second
time in his, career.
"T-had two quick fouls, so I
had'to go to my finesse game,"
O'Neal said. ;
.C.J. Miles scored a season-
high 21 points and Brevin

‘Knight had six assists and 12,
points, going 6- for-7 from the
_ floor.

Coach Jerry Sloan was
pleased with the performance,

but seems perplexed as to why

the Jazz can play so poorly on
the road and so well at home

~ just a few days later.

"Where's it been? That's the

question I ask," Sloan said.
"They're expected to do that

"every night."

Amare. Stoudemire led
Phoenix with 30 points and
eight rebounds. Nash had 14

points and, eight assists, but- .
O'Neal finished with just nine _

points.

Rockets 100, Thunder 89

At Oklahoma City, Luis Sco-
la scored 23 points, Yao Ming
added 19 points and. 12
rebounds, and Houston made
a second-half surge without
injured seven-time All-Star Tra-
cy McGrady.

McGrady left the game in the
opening: minute of the second
half after aggravating his surgi-
cally repaired left kneé, but the
Rockets were still able to mount
a 14-3 run powered by Scola

and Yao.

Kevin Durant had 29 points
to lead the Thunder, Jeff Green
scored 16 and Russell West-
brook added 14 points.

' Spurs:86, Clippers 83
At Los Angeles,
Mason's 3-pointer with 8.4 sec-
onds remaining lifted San Anto-
nio to its third straight victory.
Tim Duncan: had 20 points,

15 rebounds and six blocked '

shots. Michael Finley added 19
points for the short-handed
Spurs, who have won nine
straight and 17 of 18 over the
Clippers.

_Cuttino Mobley led the: Clip- ,

pers (1-9) with 18 points. Chris
Kaman added 17 points and 13
rebounds, and Baron Davis had
11 points and eight assists, but
shot just 5-of-17.

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@ By The Associated Press
SCOREBOARD

Wednesday, November 19

Chicago at Portland. (10:30
pm). The last two No. 1 overall
draft picks, Portland's Greg
Oden and Chicago rookie Der-
rick Rose, meet for the first
time.

STARS
Monday

— Tim Duncan and Roger .

Mason, Spurs. Duncan had 20
points, 15 rebounds and six
blocked shots. and Mason
scored 21 points and made a 3-
pointer with 8.4 seconds
remaining that lifted San Anto-

nio to an 86-83 victory over the

Los Angeles Clippers. -

— Luis Scola, Rockets,
scored 23 points,.one shy of his
career high, in Houston's 100-89
victory over Oklahoma City.

— Carlos Boozer, Jazz, had
21 points and 15 rebounds as
Utah snapped a three-game los-
ing streak with a 109-97 VEO
over Phoenix.

CUBAN CHARGED

ation on a stock sale to
‘avoid more than $750,000 in
losses. In a civil lawsuit filed in

‘federal court in Dallas, the

Securities and Exchange Com-
mission alleged that in June
2004, Cuban was invited to get
in on the coming stock offering
by Mamma.com Inc. after he
agreed to keep the information
private. Cuban disputed the
SEC's allegations and said he

‘would contest them.

HURTING IN HOUSTON ~
Tracy McGrady left the.

Rockets' 100-89 victory at Okla-
homa City in the,opening
minute of the second half afte:
aggravating his left knee, which
was operated on this offseason
to -have loose bodies removed.
He didn't return.

Also, offseason acquisition
Ron Artest was limping heavily
following the game after hurting
his right ankle in a group of
photographers on the baseline
on a drive to the basket in the
final minute.

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for separate incidents over the
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Andrew Bogut in the face near
the end of Saturday's game and

~ will sit out Tuesday night when

the Celtics host the New York
Knicks.

Also, Bogut's foul on Gar-
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foul penalty one. O'Neal was
fined for verbally abusing an
official and failing to leave the
court quickly after being ejected
Sunday night against Detroit.

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something that I don't have
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THE TRIBUNE



British government wants

US says its troops fired
at insurgents in Pakistan

Muhammad Iqhal/AP Photo 2



SUPPORTERS of a Pakistani-religious party Jamaat-e-lslami chant
slogan during a rally against the ongoing military operation in the
country's tribal areas, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Pakistani security forces are engaged in fierce fighting against mil-
itants and Talibans, mostly in Pakistani tribal areas along Afghanistan
border.

@ By FISNIK ABRASHI
KABUL, Afghanistan



USS. troops in Afghanistan launched a barrage of artillery at
insurgents attacking their position from inside Pakistan's volatile
tribal region, in‘a cross-border strike coordinated with Pakistan's
military, U.S. and NATO officials said Tuesday, according to
the Associated Press.

The strike less than a mile inside Pakistan came after the mil- |

itants fired rockets at a U.S. position in Afghanistan. Al-Qaida and
Taliban militants have long found refuge in the border region,
where they launch attacks on U.S. and NATO forces in
Afghanistan. Sunday's operation highlights growing cooperation
between Afghan, Pakistani and U.S. officers, military officials said.
Coordination meetings have resumed between Afghan, Pak-
istani and U.S. officers, while the U.S. has deployéd extra troops
to help seal the border while Pakistan's military conducts an
offensive against militants in Bajur, an unruly tribal area that is. a
rumored hiding place of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

"This recent event is yet another example of our close coop-..
eration with Pakistan's military and our-(Afghan National Secu. }

rity Forces) partners in responding to a common-enéemy," said Lt.
Col..Rumi Nielson-Green; a U.S. military spokesman in

Afghanistan. Sunday's operation came:at an especially sensitive |

_ time, with a surge in U.S. missile strikes deepening already wide-
spread antipathy among Pakistanis toward the presence of West-
ern forces in the region.

Pakistan, which has publicly protested the missile strikes, would
not confirm any military operation on its side of the frontier — an
indication of the delicate balance it has struck in the face of pub-
lic discontent over its role in the U.S.-led war on terror.

Since mid-August, the United States is suspected of launching

' 19 missiles from unmanned drones based in Afghanistan, killing
scores of suspected extremists and angering the Pakistani gov-
ernment. On Sunday, U.S. troops in the Bermel area in
Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province fired 20 rounds into Pak-

_ istan after insurgents across the border launched the rockets at

their outpost, officials said. The U.S. troops were there as part of

a NATO-led force.

The artillery barrage hit nearly 1,200 feet inside Pakistan, said

a NATO spokesman, who requested anonymity in line with

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crackdown on sex trade |

@ By PAISLEY DODDS
LONDON

The British government wants
to make it illegal to pay for sex
and is considering a plan to
“name and shame" men who vis-
it prostitutes — a move critics say
would turn back the clock to Vic-
torian times, according to the
Associated Press.

The'sex trade is already heavi-
ly restricted in Britain, unlike in
many of its European neighbors
where prostitution and solicita-

tion are tolerated in some form.

Denmark has even decriminal-
ized the business.

But Britain wants to go its own
way, marking yet another foray
into human foibles by a govern-
ment many people call overly
moralistic.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown,
the son of a Presbyterian minister,
has already backed a series of sin
taxes on alcohol and cigarettes,
called for tougher drug laws and
scrapped plans for Britain's first
Las Vegas-style casino.

Officials say there is also a need

- for a crackdown on prostitution.

"Basically, if it means fewer
people are able to go out and pay
for sex I think that would be a
good thing," Home Secretary
Jacqui Smith told The Guardian
newspaper over the weekend,
ahead of the government's
announcement of the plan's
details Wednesday.

Any changes will have to be
‘approved by Parliament, where

Brown's Labour Party has a 63-

seat majority. Debate is expected. -

next month. :

The proposal would make pay-
ing for sex illegal and carry addi-
tional penalties for men who have
sex with women forced into pros-
titution, the Home Office said.
But it declined to give details on
fines and other penalties before
the formal announcement.

Men who frequent prostitutes
could also be identified publicly,
as they are in the London bor-
ough of Lambeth, where police
send warning letters to the homes
of drivers whose license plate
numbers are caught on closed-

. circuit television picking up street

walkers.
In addition, the plan would

make it a criminal offense to pay



Matt Dunham/AP Photo

CARDS are seen inside a phone box advertising sex and personal favors,
in London, Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008. Britain plans to make it illegal to pay
for sex and will embark on a “name and shame" campaign for people who
visit prostitutes, changes that some say will only make sex workers more
vulnerable, and put more women at risk. "Basically, if it means fewer peo-
ple. are able to go out and pay for sex, | think that would be a good
thing," Britain's Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has said ahead of the
announcement expected on Wednesday Nov. 19.

for sex with a prostitute "con-
trolled-for another person's gain"
and could bring rape charges
against men who knowingly paid
for sex with a woman forced to
work as a prostitute.

Under current laws in England
and Wales, it is illegal to loiter
and sell sex on the streets or else-
where in public. Keeping a broth-
el is unlawful, but a lone woman
selling sex inside is not. Similarly,
paying for sex is legal. But solici-
tation in public — commonly
known as "curb crawling".— is
not.

Some 80,000 prostitutes are

estimated to be working in:

Britain, the same as during the
Victorian Age — an era when a
raft of laws were enacted in a vain
effort to curb the flourishing sex
trade. These days, cards adver-
tising purported escort sérvices
and erotic sites.on the Web are
plastered inside the country's

‘iconic red telephone booths.

Sex workers criticized the gov-
ernment's proposal. They said
they might be put at greater risk if
they had. to-ply..their. trade in

remote neighborhoods or to work:

alone.
"The plan is puritanical," said
Cari Mitchell, spokeswoman for

the English Collective of Prosti-
tutes.

"If they make solicitation ille-
gal and start outing clients, men
are going to be more nervous and
women will be forced to make
hasty decisions to survive eco-
nomically. As Britain and the rest
of the world face dire economic
circumstances, the government
should try to help women rather
than make things harder."

_ Britain made global headlines
in 2006 when a man murdered
five prostitutes in Ipswich, about
70-miles northeast of London.
Recent headlines, however, have
focused on police raids-on broth-
els where women from eastern
Europe, Asia and Africa have
been forced into the sex trade.

There is growing debate on
whether a crackdown would
lessen violence or cut down on
human trafficking.

Scottish cities such as Edin- -

burgh used to have "tolerance
zones" where prostitutes were
allowed to work freely.

But when the zones were

. Scrapped in several cities years

ago and curb crawling was made
illegal, reported attacks on sex
workers increased because pros-
titutes were forced to work in

i
9

more isolated areas, according to
the Scottish Prostitutes Educa+
tion Project, which represents
workers in the sex industry.

In the Pacific nation of New
Zealand, where prostitution wag
decriminalized in 2003, sex work
ers said the change has given
women greater legal protection,

"I do think it's extraordinary
that the U.K. is considering such
a dreadful turn," Catherine
Healy, national coordinator for
New Zealand's Prostitutes' Cok

lective, told The Associated Press

on Tuesday. "We know from @
lot of research ... that sex workers
in this country are feeling much
safer, better protected."

The Home Office said the gow
ernment's plan was put together
after top officials visited Sweden,
where selling sex is legal but pay-
ing for it is not. Norway plans t®
introduce similar legislation. 4

Prostitution also is illegal in
Britain's closest neighbor, Francé,
but it is largely tolerated in Aus-
tria, the Netherlands, Spain ang

. Greece.

The sex trade is legal in ment
parts of Germany. In Cologne,
the first German city to introducé
a prostitution tax, the government
collected more than $1 million i °
revenue in 2006.

In London, sex workers
expressed opposition to the gov
ernment plan. 4

"We all support measures to
protect prostitutes, but this isn't,
the way," said a 36-year-old pros-
titute in London who spoke to
the AP on condition of anonym#&
ty because of the risk of prose
cution.

In the United States, where
prostitution is illegal except ata
few brothels in Nevada, authori-
ties have recently taken aim at
cracking down on prostitution
arranged over the Internet.

As' part of Craigslist's agree-
ment with attorneys general
around the U.S., anyone who
posts an. "erotic services" ad will
be required to provide a working

‘phone number and pay a fee with

a valid credit card, which would
make it easier for authorities to

- track: them.dewn.

Associated Press writer Ray Lil-
ley in Wellington, New Zealand,
contributed to this report.



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Union meeting over ‘20-30° Hilton lay-offs

m@ By CARA BRENNEN- BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

otel union executives

were yesterday meet-

ing met British Colo- | ff

nial Hilton manage-.

ment to discuss the
possibility of “20-30” layoffs at that
property, Tribune Business can reveal,
which would amount to around 10 per
cent of the 300-strong workforce.

Leo Douglas, secretary-general of
the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and
Allied Workers Union, said yesterday:
“We are going to meet with Hilton
‘management today to discuss where -
we are. There is a possibility that there

SEE page 4B

Court upholds Port 50%

share transfer ruling —

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Court of Appeal yester-
day refused an application by the
Grand Bahama Port Authority’s
(GBPA) immediate holding com-
pany to stay an order that itself
and another key company in the

Appeal judges refuse stay
on putting ownership in St
George estate’s name, but
rule any stake sale must
be court-approved

ownership, dispute amend their share register to reflect the late
Edward St George’s estate as a 50 per cent beneficial owner.

But while it refused to grant the stay sought by Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation (IDC), and its attorney, Sir Orville Turn-
quest, and approved the share register changes, the Court of
‘Appeal ruled that the St George estate could not sell-its 50 per cent

stake without court.approval.

IDC had gone before the Court

SEE page 4B

Union concern

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Hi By:CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL f 4
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE hotel union yesterday
said it was unhappy with with
how Grand Bahama’s Our
Lucaya property had rostered
employees, arguing that the
‘ schedule violates the industrial
. agreement between the two
parties.

Leo Douglas, secretary-gen-
eral of the Bahamas Hotel,

Catering and Allied Workers - .

Union, told Tribune Business
that tensions were beginning to
flare between the union and the
Our Lucaya manager, Veronica
Clarke, over the amount of time
employees are to work.

He said the union had found
it difficult to negotiate with Ms
Clarke, who has filled the shoes
of the departed former chief

executive.* . -

Like the majority of proper-
ties facing low occupancies,
hotel staff at Our Lucaya were
on limited work weeks - some-
thing the hotel union under-
stands was necessary.

However, Mr Douglas cid
Our Lucaya had decided to put
staff on a “week on, week off”
roster.

“They just decided to do this
with no consulation, despite the

‘fact that we had an agreement

and the fact that they had given
their word” he claimed.
Mr Douglas said the hotel

union was hopeful it could.

resolve the issue before it
became problematic.
- Tribune Business:was told by

Ms Clarke’s assistant that she-

would not be issuing any com-
ment on the situation when Tri-
bune Business called the Our

Lucaya resort yesterday.

Citibank declines to
comment on lay-offs

LESS than a day after
Citibank (Bahamas) announced
that it was “carefully managing
headcount levels” and target-

ing a 58 per cent efficiency ratio,

it ' declined to comment on
reports reaching Tribune Busi-
ness that seven staff were in the
process of being laid-off.



As its global head office
moves to cut some 50,000 per-
sons, or 20 per cent of the
bank’s worldwide workforce,
Citibank (Bahamas) spokes-
woman Rose Ferguson said she
had no comment and was
unable to speak on the matter
any further.

This came in response to Tri-:

bune Business inquiries, after
this newspaper was told by
financial industry sources that
some seven staff members were
in the process of being laid-off.

Reuters has reported earlier
that Citibank was cutting anoth-
er 53,000 persons (14 per cent of
its global workforce) from its
payroll.

The cuts are expected in the
near-term and are on top of the
roughly 23,000 jobs eliminated
by the second- -largest US bank
between January and Septem-
ber 2008. This would leave Cit-
igroup with about 300,000 jobs
worldwide, down 20 per cent
from the end of 2007.

Cuts are.expected from lay-
offs, the sale of units and attri-
tion. Citigroup plans to slash
expenses by 20 percent from
peak levels and spend $50 bil-
lion to $52 billion in 2009, com-
pared with $59.8 billion in 2007.

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Business Editor ~*'





real estate developer acted in
“bad faith” over a lot sale,
the Court of Appeal has
ruled, by breaching a sales
contract with the intended
purchaser and selling the lot
to someone it had repos-
sessed the same land from 10
‘years before:

‘The Appeals Court, in
upholding Acting Justice
Norris Carroll’s verdict that
Bahama Reef Development
Company should pay Elva
Strachan $85,000 in damages



















” company’s arguments: that it




to the lot when it was repos-
sessed.
Recalling the backsound
to. the case, the Court of
ppeal judgment said Grand
shaitta Reef Development
compen and Ms Strachan
had entered-into a purchase
agreement on July 25, 1994,
for her to by the freehold title
to lot 23, block five of the
Bahama Reef Yacht & Coun-
try Club subdivision in















A GRAND Bahama-based —

and a further $12,000 in spe- _
cial damages, coupled with -
interest levied at a 6 per cent '
per annum rate, dismissed the .

failed to re-acquire good title

Property developer
‘acted in bad faith’

Freeport.

The purchase. price was
$9,000, and the sales agree-
ment stipulated that Ms Stra-
chan would pay.a 20 per cent
deposit. The remaining bal-
ance would be settled by her

-making 48 monthly instal-

ments with a 14 per cent
interest rate attached.
In return, Grand Bahama

‘Reef Development Compa-

ny executed ,the. conveyance
to Ms Strachan upon the con-

. tract’s signing, with both par-

ties agreeing it would be held
in escrow by the company’s
attorney until she paid the
purchase price in full. '

There was no'problem with
the title documents to the lot,
the court said, and Ms Stra-
chan also started paying an
annual service charge from
the date the contract was exe-
cuted. Yet by May 28, 1998,

. when she had paid the full
purchase price, the Grand:

Bahama Reef Development
Company’s attorney did not

release the title deeds to her. -

“In the normal course of
events, the appellants [Grand
Bahama Reef Development

Company] would very likely |

have been engaged to con-

SEE page 5B






* Meeting yesterday on downtown Nassau
resort's plans to lay-off up to 10% of staff
* Hotel declines comment, but says 42 per
_cent of rooms out of inventory due to $15m
upgrades to be completed by May 2009
* Union says Atlantis lay-offs appear to have
_ prompted other properties to follow suit
* Nassau Palm a ‘bright spot’, with 75
be cent oc panes rates

Baker’ s Bay still
‘ageressive’ with
$240m | now spent

= By NEIL HARTNELL

: Business Editor

WITH $240 million already
invested “in the ground” ‘the
Baker’s Bay. Golf & Ocean
Club is “going to continue to
be aggressive” ‘in attracting real
estate buyers, Tribune Business

was told yesterday, although the’

Abaco-based project has adjust-
ed its construction pace to cope
with the economic downturn.

’ Dr Livingstone Marshall,
Baker’s Bay’s senior vice-pres-
ident ‘for environmental and
community affairs, said the
Great Guana Cay-based pro-
ject currently employed

' between 250-270 staff - spread

between the developers and
their contractors - with the
marina “now 90-95 per cent
done”..

Dr Marshall explained that
the marina village was “the hub
of our activities” for the Baker’s
Bay developer, Arizona-based
Discovery Land Company, with
the project “well on the way in
terms of having Phase Two
infrastructure in place”.

The Baker’s Bay project,

? along with the likes of Albany,

provide something of an anti-
&

Soa 250- 270
employed, with
marina ‘90-95% done’
at Great Guana Cay
project

dote’ when it comes to the
‘doom and gloom’. enveloping
the Bahamian economy and its
foreign direct investment
prospects.

They prove that well-capi-
talised, well-financed projects ~
that are initiated by proven
developers with a strong,
proven track record can make
progress, even in the toughest of
times.

‘Although the Marina Village
was “the focus right now”, with
Baker’s Bay staff and contrac-
tors busy putting in walkways,
paving roads, and completing
utilities and other infrastruc-

. ture, Dr Marshall conceded:

“Things are progressing; but at
a slower pace.

“Everyone’s been affected by
this [downturn]. A lot of the
construction and development

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008, PAGE 3B



PES RR inet an OILS SS Sac eee nn |
A survival guide for small business

@ By MARK A TURNQUEST



THE management team of
the Small Business Resource
Centre is distraught because
many small and medium-sized
businesses (SMBs) have dis-
continued operations in 2008.
We recognise that owners ‘of
these failed businesses had to
make hard decisions, and I hope
they will successfully reopen
their businesses and keep the
‘entrepreneurial spirit’ alive in
the Bahamas. Entrepreneurs
should realise that failure is only
a “temporary setback and not a
permanent roadblock”.

Management teams for small
and medium-sized businesses
which will continue operations
in 2009 should:

* Immediately develop a_

recession action plan for 2009.
This plan should focus on the
entire business model (general
management, marketing,
human resources, operations,
accounting, finance and infor-
mation technology).

Listed below are the areas of
your existing business model
that need to be addressed when
developing a recession action
plan.

GENERAL
MANAGEMENT

* Planning: You should con-
duct research to determine what
negative/positive macroeco-
nomic (political, economic,

technological and social-cultur- -

al) and microeconomic (cus-
tomers, suppliers, competitors,
labour market and industry
costs) impacts this recession will
have On you company’s differ-
ent departments.

Afterwards, set specific mea-
surable, attainable, and time-
oriented goals to solve poten-
_ tial problems, and take advan-
tage of market opportunities.

* Organising: After planning,
make sure you identify, prepare
and allocate resources (employ-
ees, money) that will be needed
to solve problems or take
advantage of market opportu-
nities.



explain ‘t alle employees the
strategies you are going to

implement to survive this reces-
sion. Remember, “it is not what

1

you say —but how you say it”!

* Execution and Monitoring:

Design action plans for all

departments. You should align
resources that are required and
effectively deploy them in a
timely manner. Create control
plans (Budgets, schedules) so
that you can determine what
corrective measures must be
taken in the event that activi-
ties do not go as planned.
Remember: “You cannot man-
age what you cannot measure.”

MARKETING

* Segmenting and Targeting:
Always focus your attention on
satisfying loyal customers.

* Positioning: Make sure new
customers clearly understand
the value and benefits of your
products/services, because you
might not get a second chance
to convince them.

* Pricing: Give discounts on
old/dead stock. Price your prod-
uct competitively.

* Promotions: DO NOT
STOP ADVERTISING. Use a
variety of promotional activi-
ties (newspapers, radio,

brochures, coupons etc) and

determine which ones are the
most effective. Customers
should be surveyed to deter-
mine the impact of each pro-
motional activity, and only con-
tinue the ones that are effec-
tive.

* Customer Service and Dis-
tribution: Make certain that it is
convenient/easy for your cus-
tomers. to buy your

‘products/services, and do your '

best to attract, maintain and
retain loyal customers.

HUMAN RESOURCES

* Hiring: If you must hire new
staff, make sure they can per-
form multiple tasks. It will be
great if you can hire two
employees that could perform
the jobs of four. However, you
must be fair when setting their
pay scale and reward them for
excellent performance...

“Training: It is a good time =:

new- to start cross-training

employees, because you might
have to lay-off some staff. At
least you will have some staff

who can perform multiple tasks.

* Retaining Staff: Do your

best to keep loyal employees. .
It is highly recommended not

to fire workers, but when hard-
er times occur, try to keep them
on part-time or set up a flexible
time schedule so that they can
get a second job to cover their
living expenses. Communicate
to them that as soon as the
recession is over they will
resume regular working hours.

OPERATIONS

* Inventory: You must dili-
gently manage your inventory.
Only purchase what you need
and try to buy fast-moving stock
in bulk only if you will receive
good discounts. When receiv-
ing stock, triple check for “short
shipped and damaged items”.
Inventory should be properly

stored in order to reduce “dam-:

age and out-dated products”.
Inventory control is very
important. Stock taking should
be conducted regularly in order
to deter employees from mis-
managing your products. Out-
going stock should be carefully
checked against sales invoices.

* Utilities: Decrease electric-

.ity expenses by installing ener-

gy-saving light bulbs. Also,
clean your air-conditioning fil-
ters regularly. Decrease your
water bill by inspecting your

water system for leaks, and ©

always properly turn off faucets.

* Telephone: Consider pur-
chasing the “VIBE, Vonage or
Magic Jack” if you make a lot of
international and Family Island
telephone calls.

* Risk Management: Ensure
you have adequate business and
personal insurances, and that

‘your business has quality secu-

rity and monitoring systems
such as security guards, Closed-
Circuit Television (CCTV) and
a global positioning system
(GPS) for vehicles.

Ensure that strategic con-
tracts are legally binding in the
event you have to sue a third
party.

These: are all-important,
because during a recession it

would be near impossible to
withstand internal and pre-
ventable losses that you cannot
recover.

ACCOUNTING

* Accounts Receivable: Sig-
nificantly limit the amount of
new charge customers. Stream-
line existing charge accounts.
Encourage current charge cus-
tomers to pay early by offering
discounts (if possible), and
enforce penalties on customers
who deliberately make late pay-
menis on their account.
Remember, everyone is trying
to save money and reduce
costs/expenses during this peri-
od.

* Accounts Payable: If you
do not properly manage your
accounts payables you will get
in trouble with your creditors.
Negotiate to receive extra dis-
counts if you pay your account
in full early. Alternatively,
arrange to extend your payment
on account time period to 30-45
days. You will only be success-
ful with this if you are an excel-
lent or very important cus-
tomer.

FINANCE

* Cash Flow: “CASH IS
KING AND QUEEN”. Try to
receive cash early from charge
customers and pay suppliers lat-
er than usual. This is an excel-

NOTICE

lent strategy only if it is negoti-
ated beforehand, and if you do
not ruin your relationship with
your customers and suppliers.

* Asset Management: Try not
to buy fixed assets such as
equipment and vehicles. Evalu-
ate the relative benefits/costs of
leasing new equipment or
repairing old equipment. Prop-
erly maintain your fixed assets
on a regular basis so that they
do not lose value beyond depre-
ciation costs.

* Money Management: Do
not keep using your business

SEE page 6B

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Deer enone A Lona OLS STS SO a
Union meeting over ‘20-30’ Hilton lay-offs

FROM page 1B

will be some lay-offs. It will
probably be a small number,
somewhere between 20-30 peo-
ple, so we will see what they
have to say.”

Peter Webster, the British
Colonial Hilton’s general man-
ager, said the hotel did not have
any comment. He explained,
though, that at the moment, the
resort is undergoing a $15 mil-
~ lion renovation exercise.

“It involves 120 rooms of our -

288 rooms being refurbished, as
well as the lobby, meeting
spaces, and next year we will

begin work on the restaurant. —

We expect the renovations to
be completed by the end of May
2009,” Mr Webster said.

The British Colonial Hilton
has a relatively unique market

. niche in the Bahamian hotel

industry, acting as downtown
Nassau’s largest resort and a
key anchor for Bay Street.

Its clientele base is oriented

more towards the business trav-
eller market, meaning it has not
been impacted by the leisure
travel market downturn that has
impacted the likes of Atlantis.
Still, due to the effects of the
credit crunch, global stock mar-
ket downturn and general reces-
sionary trend, the Hilton is like-
ly to have experienced a fall-off
in business travel demand.

And with almost 42 per cent
of its rooms currently out of
inventory for renovation, the
Hilton will not require as large
a staff to operate them.

The British Colonial Hilton’s
immediate holding company

has just completed a $40 mil-:

lion re-financing with First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas), as revealed previ-

- ously by Tribune Business.

A spokesman said at the
time: “We just completed a suc-
cessful re-financing of the
British Colonial with First-
Caribbean. We replaced Sco-
tiabank and added an addition-

al.$15 million to refinance the

Court upholds

FROM page 1B

of Appeal yesterday after
. Supreme Court Justice Neville
Adderley had refused to grant
its stay application, which aimed
to prevent the share registers
of IDC and another Cayman-
based company, Fiduciary Man-
agement Services (FMS), from
being changed. to transfer a 50
per cent ownership stake in
each to the St George estate’s
three executors. .

The St George estate has long
sought the share register
changes, which would transfer
the ownership of the 1,735,143
IDC shares registered in FMS’s
name to Lady Henrietta St
George, her brother Lord
Euston, and Christopher Caf-
ferata, as a way to. prevent Sir

Jack Hayward and the Hayward |
family trust from - as they

would see it - controlling both
companies and their Boards.

- Justice Adderley had last
week ordered that by 4pm
today, IDC replace FMS on its

Legal Notice

“NOTICE |

HARI INVESTMENTS LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC. |
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

VICTORY INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice é

NOTICE

ORCHID LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced,on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

British Colonial.

“As we speak right now, the
plans are underway to refurbish
all 300 rooms and add better
restaurants, bars etc, using that
$15 million.

The possibility of British
Colonial Hilton lay-offs comes
on the heels of almost 1000 per-
sons being laid off from the
Atlantis and Harborside resorts
on Paradise Island, develop-
ments that to many stressed
how just dire travel market con-
ditions are, and the bleak situa-
tion facing the hotel and wider
tourism industry.

Mr Douglas said that once
Atlantis started the ball rolling
with lay-offs, other properties
seem to be more inclined to fol-
low suit, and the union has been

in intense negotiations with the

hotels to save as many of its
members’ jobs as possible.

Mr Douglas said that while
the union understands the posi-
tion the hotels are in as the eco-
nomic downturn grips the
Bahamas, all they ask is that the

hotels be upfront with the union
and fair in the financial sever-
ance packages they give

employees.

As it relates to the Atlantis
redundancies, Mr Douglas stat-
ed emphatically that the union
had no hand in the decisions
that determined which employ-
ees would be terminated.
Rather, he noted that that deci-
sion fell to the managers of

_ Atlantis’ various departments.

“We have union members
coming to us demanding to
know why we were terminated,
and we don’t know what to tell
them. But the. managers were
the ones who .made the deci-
sion, and there is the feeling
that there may have been some
personal issues in that,” he
added.

Mr Douglas said the union
had some “minor issues” with
the amount of some of the sev-
erance packages - namely those
involving persons classed as
captains and hostesses.

“Under the industrial agree-

Port 50% share

share register with the names

of the three executors to show
them as beneficial owners of a
50 per cent IDC stake. That, in
turn, translates into 50 per cent
ownership of the GBPA and its
Port Group Ltd affiliate.
Justice Adderley’s order had
clarified an earlier ruling made
by Justice Anita Allen when she
decided that the GBPA and
‘Port Group Ltd ownership was
split 50/50: between Sir Jack
_ Hayward’s family’s trust and
the late Mr St George (now the
estate).

Some observers believe the
share transfer and registration
of the St George estate as ben-
eficial owners could pave the
way to a settlement of the two-
year legal battle, although it is
understood that Seashells
Investments,-the vehicle that
holds the Hayward family
trust’s GBPA stake, is also like-
ly to appeal the stay. ruling.

In his share register ruling last
week, Justice Adderley noted
that FMS had approved the
transfer of the 50 per cent IDC
stake it held in trust to the

Legal Notice
NOTICE

IOHANYA:LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) JOHANYA LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137(4) of the
__ International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on |
the 18th November, 2008 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General. .

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

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Dated this 19th day of November, A.D. 2008

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



Legal Notice

NOTICE

‘ DUNWELL PLAINES LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

WANTAGE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

ment, those persons are classed
as supervisors and are supposed
to be paid a severance package
of four weeks for every year
that they were employed. They
[Atlantis] did not do that - they
paid them at two weeks a year -
but they have promised to cor-
rect that and those persons will
get the rest of their money,” Mr
Douglas said.

While many dismissed
employees complained about
the amount of the severance
package as compared to the
length of time they were
employed with Atlantis, Mr
Douglas pointed out that much
of those persons’ take-home
pay was gratuity-based, which
was not factored in.

“So if they were making a
base salary, that is what was
used to determine the sever-
ance, and that is the amount
Atlantis is required to pay,” the
union executive said.

Mr Douglas said Atlantis had
agreed that should it need them,
they will invite some of the for-

mer staff to work select occa-
sions where the hotel may need
additional help.

“For example, there is a big
event this weekend where they
may need persons ,and they
have said that they will call
some of the staff in. A lot of
those positions in food and bey-
erage are based on gratuities,
and the gratuities are sometimes
more than the salary, so that
can be a big help to those per-
sons,” he added.

Mr Douglas said the union
continues to provide financial
assistance to its members by
providing them with cheques to
meet their bills, and said that
their “no cash handout” has
proven very effective.

The one bright spot, he
added, was that the Nassau
Palm Resort on West Bay
Street was seeing steady occu;

‘ pancy levels, with some week-

ends projected at 75 per cent,
which was very good news for
the industry. “So we’re upbeat
about that,” Mr Douglas said.

transfer ruling

executors at its December 17,
2007, Board meeting. Yet IDC
‘had refused to amend its share
register during its Board meet-
ing that same day.

Referring to Justice Allen’s
previously unperfected Order
on the share transfers, Justice
Adderley said this required that
“FMS must cause the share-
holding in IDC to reflect that
the estate, and not FMS, is the
legal owner of the 1,735,143
shares by having FMS’s name
replaced as shareholder on
IDC’s Register of Members
with that of the names of the
executors.

“I cannot see how Justice -

Allen could have had any other
intention because the share
ownership was the subject mat-
ter of the ownership proceed-



WANTED

_ Applications for the position of,

ings,” Justice Adderley added.

“This necessarily required the
co-operation of IDC, who was
present by counsel when the
ruling was delivered.”

As a result, IDC was now
“estopped” from objecting to
the share register change, and
“cannot be said to be acting

bona fide in now raising objec- .

tions to such registration”.
While IDC had give reasons
for not registering the share

‘transfer, Justice Adderley said

that under a court order it
would not be exposed to any
“tracing claim” by Caroline St
George “if it still exists” or any
other form of liability.

As a result, Justice Adderley
found that Justice Allen’s order
on the share ownership trans-
fer was “a substantive order that
must be obeyed.”

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for a RETAIL STORE.

Must have experience in managing people.
Must have excellent organizational skills,
excellent customer service and sales skills.

Please mail
Resume and photograph to:

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Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: .

(a) AMC MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
‘the 18th November, 2008 when the Articles of ,
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 19th day of November, A.D. 2008.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NIRVANA VENTURES LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

’

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 9th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC..
(Liquidator)




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Property developer ‘acted in bad faith’

FROM page 1B

struct the duplex the respon-
dent had in mind, next to the
golf course” the Court of
Appeal said.

“But there were other factors
at play, which the evidence sug-
gests stemmed from the appel-
lant’s bad faith.”

Fred Smith, the Callenders &

Co attorney and partner, rep- —

resenting Grand Bahama Reef
Development Company, argued
that a previous purchaser of lot
23, Anthony Rahming, still had
a legal and beneficial interest
in the land.

A “central thrust” of Mr
Smith’s argument, the court
said, was that Grand Bahama
Reef Developinent Company
had failed to acquire a good title
to lot 23 on its re-possession
because it had not affixed a

notice to the property to inform .

Mr Rahming had had defaulted
on his service charges. o
Mr Rahming had filed a
Supreme Court writ in July
1995, alleging he was still lot
23’s owner, and obtained an
injunction on March 2, 1998, to
prevent its sale to Ms Strachan.
As a result, Mr Smith had
argued that Grand Bahama
Reef Development Company’s

title had become defective, or as
an alternative, was defective
“because it hold sold the lot to
Mr Rahming in 1999 in order
to settle his claim, and that con-

. veyanice was carried out in good

faith”.

Dismissing this argument, the
Court of Appeal said it had
been held by the UK courts that
“an unwillingness on the part
of a vendor to use. his best
endeavours to fulfill his con-
tractual obligations is sufficient
to amount to... bad faith”.

The court added: “A vendor
cannot escape paying substan-
tial damages for loss of bar-
gain...., where the breach is due
not merely to his defective title
but to his own fault. A vendor
must do everything within his
power to enable completion of
the contract.”

The Court of Appeal also
rejected Mr Smith’s submission
that by failing to affix a notice to

lot 23 was “fatal” to Grand.

Bahama Reef Development
Company re-acquiring good
title to the land once it re-pos-

sessed it from Mr Rahming.'

This, the court said, was no pre-
condition for regaining good
title on re-entry.

In its judgment, the Court of

Appeal said documents filed in
support of the case showed that
lot 23 was originally sold and
conveyed to Development
Engineering Ltd in 1986. That
conveyance stipulated that the
buyer would -pay a service
charge, and Grand Bahama
Reef Development Company
had the power to enter and re-
possess the property if the year-
ly service charge was not paid
for two years after becoming
due.

The service charge covenant
also bound any subsequent pur-
chasers. The upshot was that,
after Development Engineer-
ing conveyed lot 23 to Mr Rah-
ming in 1983, he fell into arrears
on the payment of service
charges for more than five
years, forcing Grand Bahama
Reef Development Company
to repossess on September 20,
1998.

“It is very clear to us that
Rahming could not thereafter
claim to have any legal or ben-

‘eficial interest in the lot,” the ©
, Court of Appeal found.

“Not only did the appellant
acquire a good title to the lot
on re-entry upon the land pur-
suant to its right and power
under the deed of conveyance

to Rahming, but the latter nev-
er at any time challenged its
legality.”

Describing Mr Rahming’s
writ, and its claim that on Feb-
ruary 14, 1991, that Grand
Bahama Reef Development
Company had agreed to accept
$2,800, a sum ten times the lot
service charges owed, as “dubi-
ous”, the Court of Appeal said
that in ‘no way did it affect the
company’s title.

The writ had been filed some
seven years after lot 23 was
repossessed, and Mr Rahming’s
injunction was obtained on.
“very tenuous grounds”.

The Court of Appeal noted
that Grand Bahama Reef
Development Company had
written to Ms Strachan on Feb-
ruary 2, 1996, assuring her that
she was the owner of record for
lot 23. ;

And Dupuch & Turnquést,
the previous attorneys for
Grand Bahama Reef Develop-
ment Company, had expressed
confidence to her that they
would defend Mr Rahming’s
action, “stating confidently and
correctly, in our view, that the

‘property was in the possession

of their client and its reposses-
sion remained unchallenged”.

Baker’s Bay still ‘aggressive’ with $240m now spent

FROM page 1B.

work planned, it’s still ongoing
but we have had to adjust the
pace to reflect the economic cli-
mate.

“We’re still working on all
fronts, but we have to make
adjustments in development
timelines to reflect the eco-
nomic realities.”

Baker’s Bay was “continuing
to make our sales pitch” to
prospective real estate buyers,
Dr Marshall said, although it
had needed to “revisit” its
potential client list to take
account of the hit many had
taken from the economic down-
turn, credit crunch and stock
- market crash.

Sales, though, were still being
closed, Dr Marshall telling Tri-











literate.

benefits. :

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bune Business that Baker’s Bay
had recently completed the sale
of a flat in its Marina Village

that was thought to be worth’

around $2 million.

“We’re continuing to be
aggressive, because even in
today’s climate, there are still a
few buyers out there,” he
added. “You’ve got to work
more aggressively to identify
them and encourage them to
come down here:and visit the
site.”

Dr Marshall said Baker’s Bay
had re-started its sales effort
some two weeks ago, having
eased off for the slow summer
season and hurricane season,
and was gearing up for a strong
push over the next year.

“We started off with some

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very strong foundations and

* fundamentals in terms of client

interest, the product we were
seeking to deliver. Even in chal-
lenging times, we are still get-
ting some decent traction in
terms of quality buyers and the
interest continues,” Dr Marshall
said.

“We still have some identi-
fied prospects. We’ve already
put $240 million in the ground,
and with that kind of outlay
we’re going to continue to be
aggressive and attract buyers.

“For the most part we’re debt
free, and we’re going to hunker
down and be as successful as
we can in the next few months.
There will be a continued focus
on lot sales and the construc-
tion of custom-built homes.”



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Dr Marshall said Baker’s Bay

“was “going to be a bit flexible”

in terms of project completion
deadlines, although it was seek-
ing to complete all utilities by
2011.

Currently, the. wastewater
treatment plant and reverse

‘osmosis plant are completed,

along with the electricity gen-
eration supply, and testing of
the water and sewerage lines
had commenced. The marina
docks and pilings were already
in place, landscaping work was
being conducted at the Marina
Village, and work on the golf
course was ongoing.

Dr Marshall added that six to
10 real estate buyers wanted to
get started on the construction
of their custom-built homes
very shortly, and some of those
were likely to be seen rising
from the ground within the next
year.

Procurement of School Computers & Printers

But on April 26, 1999, Grand
Bahama Reef Development
Company’s new attorneys, Cal-
lender’s & Co; contacted Ms
Strachan to tell her they would
be unable to convey lot 23 to
her, and instead offered her an
equivalent plot of land.

Yet none matched lot 23,
léading to the filing of the writ.




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Eight months later, Grand
Bahama Reef Development
Company conveyed lot 23 to
Mr Rahming for $10, even
though the latter acknowledged
that its 1988 re-possession was
“valid and effective”.

Harvey Tynes QC and
Ntshonda Tynes represented
Ms Strachan.



Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
At Doctors Hospital * Time 4-8 p.m

+ Do you have a history of smoking?
*Do you cough regularly?

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«Do even simple chores make you breathless?

«Do you wheeze when you exert yourself, or at night?

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If you have answered “YES” to 2 or more of these questions,
you may need to be tested for a chronic lung condition known as COPD.

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The Department of Education, (hereafter called the “Purchaser’) now invites sealed bids, from
Suppliers, for the procurement of school computers and printers for Ministry of Education Schools.

Interested Bidders may collect the bidding documents from the Purchasing/Supplies
Section of the Ministry of Education Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from Monday 24" November,
2008, and obtain further information, at the second address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed envelope bearing no
identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject bided on (e.g. “School Computers and

Printers’).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first address, on or before Friday, 12 4
December, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. (local time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person
since they may be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in‘the presence of those Bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday 16 December, 2008 at the first

address below.

(1) The Chairman Tenders Board

Ministry of Finance

Cecil Wallace Whitfield

Cable Beach
P.O. Box N3017

Nassau, The Bahamas

Tele: (242)327-1530

Purchasing/Supplies Section

Ministry of Education
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-322-4546 or 242-322-2576
Fax: 242-326-3509

Resumes should be submitted along with relevant documents and a
copy of the official school transcripts.

The Department reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders


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ME a ea i a aT
October wholesale prices plunge record 2.8 per cent

@ By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Wholesale prices plunged a
record amount in October as
energy prices fell by the largest
amount in 22 years.

The Labor Department
reported Tuesday that whole-
sale prices dropped by 2.8 per
cent in October, the biggest
one-month decline on records
that go back more than 60
years. The previous record
holder was a 1.6 per cent fall in
October 2001, the month after

the terrorist attacks.

' The overall decline in the
department's Producer Price

Index was bigger than the 1.8 .

per cent drop analysts had
expected. However, core infla-
tion, which excludes energy and

food, was not as well-behaved,
rising by a bigger-than-expected
0.4 per cent.

The 0.4 per cent rise in core

inflation did not alter the view —

that plunging energy prices and
a sharply slowing economy were
combining to slash inflation
pressures.

Analysts said much of the
jump in core prices reflected the
lingering impact of the huge rise
in energy costs earlier in the

year and should retreat in com-.

ing months as those costs con-
tinue to fall.

Ian Shepherdson, chief US
economist at High Frequency
Economics, predicted that core

’ wholesale prices would retreat

significantly in coming months.

The 2:8 per cent overall
decrease marked the third
straight month that wholesale
prices have fallen.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ELVEUS ESTERLIN of
ROCK SOUND, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight ans from the 12TH day of NOVEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Many economists believe the
economy has fallen into a reces-
sion that could be the worst
downturn in more than two
decades. The expectation is
falling inflation pressures will
give the Federal Reserve room
to cut interest rates further to
combat the downturn.

The Fed cut interest rates by
a half-point in a coordinated
move with other central banks

on October 8 when the turmoil °

in financial markets was gain-
ing intensity and followed with
another half-point reduction on
October 29.

That pushed the target rate

A survival guide for

for the federal funds rate, the
interest that banks charge each
other, down to one per cent,
matching a low seen only once
before in the past half-century.

Economists

Many economists believe the
Fed will cut the funds rate again
when officials hold their last
regular meeting of the year on
December 16. ,

The PPI report showed that
energy prices dropped by 12.8
per cent in October, the biggest
one-month fall since a 14 per
cent decline in July 1986.

All types of energy showed
big declines with gasoline falling
by a record 24.9 per cent, sur-
passing the old mark of a 22.1
per cent drop in March 1986.

Home heating oil prices were
down 9.6 per cent, natural gas
intended for home uses fell by
5.9 per cent, and liquefied

petroleum gas dropped by 27.6 °

per cent, the biggest decline in
more than three decades.

Light, sweet crude for’

December delivery rose slightly
Tuesday morning after falling
$2.09 to settle at $54.95 a barrel
Monday, the lowest since Janu-
ary 2007. Prices have fallen

more than 60 per cent since
reaching a record-above $147 a
barrel in mid-July.

Food costs edged down 0.2
per cent last month, as declines
in the price of milk and meats
offset a big jump in vegetable
prices.

Excluding food and energy,
the 0.4 per cent increase in core
prices reflected higher costs for
light trucks, the category that
includes sport utility vehicles.
The price of tires, civilian air-
craft and malt beverages also
were higher, although the cost
of passenger cars fell by 1.7 per

cent.

small business



FROM page 3B

not keep using your. business
credit card during this period

‘on anything (products, supplies)

that have a net value close to
your credit card interest fee (18

. per cent and up). Try to obtain

a line of credit now. It might be
useful in the future when you

can buy inventory at a signifi-.

cantly reduced dollar value.
Try to refinance your busi-
ness loan now, but only if you
are going to pay the same inter-
est rate or less. It might be too
late or too costly to refinance
your business loan later in the
recession, because banks. will

uate your recordkeeping system
(accounting, sales, marketing,
human resources, inventory) to
determine if it is causing your
business to operate in an effec-
tive and efficient manner.

If it is not doing so, correct it
because during a recession your
business does not need the bur-
den ofincurring extra costs and
expenses.

* New Technology: Only pur-
chase new computer systems,
application/operating software
(a point-of-sale system) and

equipment (fax, copy machines °

) now if they are going to

Remember, the only way to
successfully operate a business

_ during a recession is to evaluate
‘all areas of your present busi-

ness model and refine it by
focusing on reducing operating
costs and expenses; improving
staff morale and productivity
levels; increasing customer ser-
vice activities; and stabilizing

sales potential and profit mar-

gins. Small and medium-sized

\

business owners should now
adapt a business survival strat-
egy, and their mission should
be: “Staying Open for Business
during a Recession.”

NB: To obtain more infor-
mation about this article, con-~
tact Mark A Turnquest at tel:
(242) 326-6748/ 427-3640 or log
on to web site: markturnquest-
consulting.com

i

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT ~
CLE/qui/No. 00578

put atighter squeeze onlending increase the productivity and

money. profit levels of your business.
You need to properly manage

INFORMATION the cash flow of your business
TECHNOLOGY because it will be challenging

* Existing Technology: Eval- during a recession.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, STEFAN
BROZOZOG of Yellow Elder, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to STEPHON MACKEY.
If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the date
of publication of this notice.

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| Pursuant to the provisions of Section 235 B of the Companies Act, 1990, notice

is hereby given that PHB LIMITED is in voluntary liquidation. Presents a Free Seminar

On Health Issues
Speakers: Dr. Cyprian A. Strachan on Medical Health
Dr. Wendy Stuart on Oral Health








The date of Commencement of the Liquidation is the 14th day of November,
2008.



The Liquidator of the said company is Mrs. Alena Moxey of Winterbotham
Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau, The Baha-
mas. ; ?





Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.








All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
to submit their names, addresses and particular of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator on or before the 13th day of December, 2008 or-in default thereof,
they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made. i













Location: The Bahamas Co-operative League Building
(Next to Wendy’s Resturant in Oakes Field)
Tell a friend, and bring a friend. Open to all members, and per-
sons interested in becoming members of the Credit Union.







Dated this 17th of November, 2008.



Special giveaways to first twenty persons.




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11.80 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200 11.1 1.69%
19.68 7.64 Bank of Bahamas 7.64 “7.64 0.00 0.319 0.160 23.9 2.09%
10.99 0.73 Benchmark * LY 0.81 0.73 -0.08 1,000 -0.877 0.020 N/M 2.74%
13.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 ‘0.00 , 0.152 0.090 23.0 2.58%
2.70 1.95 Fidelity Bank : , 2.37 2.37 : 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.15 11.18 Cable Bahamas . 14.15 14.15 0.00 1.255 0.240 11.3 1.70%
3.15 2.83 Colina Holdings 7 2.83 2.83 0.00 0.118 0.040 24.0 1.41%)
18.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.30 . 7.20 -0.10 8,000 0.446 0.300 16.1 4.17%
6.59 1.99 Consolidated Water BDRs 2.15 2.03 -0.12 6,500 0.122 0.052 16.6 2.56%)
3.00 2.26 - Doctor's Hospital 2.65 2.65 0.00 0.256 0.040 10.4 1.51%)
18.10 6.02 Famguard 7.80 7.80 0.00 0.535 0.280 14.6 3.59%
13.01 11.89 Finco $ 11.89 11.89 0.00 0.66S 0.570 17.9 4.79%
14.66 11.50 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.50 11.50 0.00 0.682 0.450 16.9 3.91%
16.04 5.01 Focol (S) 5.20 5.20 0.00 0.385 0.170 13.5 3.27%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0,00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.33 Freeport Concrete 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.035
5.50 ICD Utilities 6.81




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1000.00
1000.00

Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
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Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Seri D) +

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Fund Name
Colina Bond Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund






7-Nov-08






1.4268 1.3641 Colina Money Market Fund 1.4268 3.76 4.60 14-Nov-08
3.7969 3.5562 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.5399 -6.77 0.03 31-Oct-08
12.4456 11.8789 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.4456 4.29 5.78 30-Sep-08
100.2421 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.2421 0.24 0.24 " 30-Sep-08
100.9600 96.7492 CFAL Global Equity Fund 96.7492 -3.25 -3.25 30-Sep-08
4.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.0000 0.00 0.00 31-Dec-07
10.5000 9.0935 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.0935 -13.40 -13.40 31-Oct-08
1.0264 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 31-Oct-08



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Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX< - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

y closing price



S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price In last 52 weeks

62wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume

Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume

Change - Change in closing price from day to day :

Dally Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV & - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT TRACT of Land
comprising 53.513 acres being a portion of Crown Grant
I-42 to George Farquharson and situate in Braemar Settlement,
Crooked Island, Bahamas, approximately 1.2. miles Southeast
of Major’s Cay
Landing :

AND

JN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act of 1959.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Japheth Edison
Deleveaux

; NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 9"
day of June, A.D. 2008.

The Petition of Japheth Edison Deleveaux _ of
Imperial '. Park, ‘Seabreeze “Estate in. the Eastern
District-of New Providence, ofie of the Islands of The
Commonwealth-Of The Bahamas showeth in respect of:



' ALL THAT tract of land comprising 53.513 acres being

a portion of Crown Grant I-42 to George Farquharson

. and. situate in Braemar. Settlement, Crooked Island,

Bahamas, approximately 1.2 miles Southeast of Major’s
Cay Landing and bounded Easterly by another portion
of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Forty-seven and Thirty-fivehundredths
(1,947.35) feet and on the South by another portion of
Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon One Thousand
Four Hundred and Eighteen and Thirty-one hundredths
(1,418.31°) feet and on the West partly by another portion
of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon One Thousand
One Hundred and Nine and Fifty-six hundredths
(1,109.56’) feet and partly by land said to be the
property of the Bain family and running thereon Seven
Hundred and Ninety-eight and Forty-fivehundredths
(798.45) feet and on the Northwest by another portion
of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon Sixty-three and
Fifty-nine hundredths (63.59) feet, and Northerly by
another portion of Crown Grant I-42 and running thereon
Sixty-three and fifty-nine hundredths (63.59’) feet.

_ The Petitioner, Japheth Edison Deleveaux, herein

claims to betheowner in fee simple in possession of
the said tract of land and 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 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 that Act.

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries
shape marks and dimensions of the said tract of land may
be. inspected during normal office hours at the following
places:

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, East Street’
North, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b). The Chambers of Joseph C. Lédée, Suite No. 6,
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street, Nassau,
Bahamas.

(c) The Administrator’s office at Major’s Cay,
Crooked Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower
or right to Dower or. an Adverse Claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on or before the expiration of
Thirty (30) days after the final publication of these
presents file at the Registry of The Supreme Court
in the City of Nassau, Bahamas, and serve on the

- Petitioner or on the undersigned an Adverse Claim

in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be
filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve an
Adverse .Claim on or before the expiration of
Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
these presents shall operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED THIS 9â„¢ DAY OF JUNE, A.D. 2008.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE, ESQ.
Chamber Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attomey for the Petitioner


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Across Down
Seat is put out for'a 1. He scorns to earn a living
snooze’ after lunch (6) as a writer (8)
Strange oriental tale (8) 2 Intrude by chance or
Trick makes cat turn and — mistake (8)
twitch (6) 3 An outing in the fall (4)
; Once finished,
Stock market reaction to destroyed (12)
panic? (8) . They’re given to those who
Game bird? (4)

: beg for weapons, we
Feature of barley that may hear (4)

be used to make bread (5) It cuts the pack (3,3)

A centre of revolution (4) Scene | produced for the
In need of a rest- girls (6)

cure? (4,3,5) Bred in sin, set about
London, perhaps,. profits

showing one’s
pedigree? (4,8)
from a cause of
taxation (7,5)

Where to find father in the
A test for which there is

beginning of the year (5)
something to be said (4)

Club lodge (5)

Oral application for beauty
Husbands may hold
different views (5)

treatment (8)
He values a vessel having
| stole away to an isolated an arrangement of
spot (4) _roses (8)
Justifies battle cries (8) Homespun gin? (G).
No score in even game (6)
Dray behind the house (8)

Building frame (6)

One doesn’t do much to
Friend who can’t keep.
still? (6)

Across
[Italian island (6)
Deliberate (8)
Once more (6) -

Keep in view (5)
earn such a reputation (4) Rouse (4)
Two similar bits of tulle for

a ballet skirt (4)

EASY PUZZLE

a job (12)

Up and
running (3,3,6)
Absent (4)

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

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Placatory, 10 Reapers, 11 Argon, .13
Diddle, 15 Strain, 18 Corgi, 19
Imagine, 21 Untouched, 23 Nut, 24
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13 Gaiety, 15 Gospel, 18 Pagan, 19
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continuation with the ace; learning in
the process that West had_ started
with no more than five hearts for his
overcall,

At this stage, South could count
eight sure. tricks — four spades, a
heart; two diamonds and a club —
but it was not apparent where the
ninth might come from. Putting that

_ problem on the back burner for the

moment, declarer cashed four
spades, discarding a heart and a club
while West let go of a club.

South now turned his attention
to diamonds, cashing the A-K. Had
West dropped the jack or queen
under one of the top diamonds,
declarer would have led a diamond
toward the ten as the best chance to
set up his ninth trick, hoping East
had started with Q-x-x-x or J-x-x-x.

When West discarded a club on
the second diamond, though, the plan
to set up an extra diamond trick went
up in smoke. But this development
opened up another possibility, and
declarer was quick to exploit it.

At trick nine, he led the heart ten
from dummy, allowing West to col-
lect three heart tricks. This left
declarer with the Q-6 of clubs in
dummy opposite his A-9, and West
on lead with the K-J. When West
exited with the jack and dummy’s
queen held, the contract came sailing
home.

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PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008



The association of eating a hot-dog while watch-
ing a film has long been a part of the enjoyment of
going to the movies. But while having a great hot
dog to go along with a great flick is a bonus, the
cinema isn’t the only place you can get a taste ofa
satisfying hot dog.

From your neighbourhood gas station, to the
petty shop around the corner, the lowly hot dog _
has risen from its status as a.childhood snack and
simple breakfast fare - it goes great with grits and
eggs - to take on the hunger pangs of working
adults the Bahamas over.

So, when you're. craving a delicious, mouth-

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e Along with serving up great home-style burgers,

- Johnny Rockets offers diners creative, mouthwatering

hot dogs and chili dogs (pictured above).

Hot dogs at Johnny Rockets are dangerously good -
the all-beef dogs are bursting with steaming flavour that
offers a palate pleasing-blend of salty sweetness that'll”
have you begging for more. As you sink your teeth into
the soft bread and the thick, hot dogs bursting with juici-
ness, you'll discover big, bold flavours and deliciously

warm and satisfying goodness.

Offering hot dogs that range from 6 inches to 12 inch-
es, Johnny Rocket's hot dogs can be personalized by
adding a hint of traditional condiments, from mayon-
naise, mustard, relish, ketchup and hot sauce, to create a
sensation that will blow your taste buds away.

Taking on a unique flavour identity of its own is the
chili dog. Starting out with the basic goodness of the beef
hot dog safely sandwiched between the buns of a hot dog
roll, the hot dog is smothered in a rich, spicy chili that
boasts undertones of chili peppers, ground beef, garlic
and onions - it's enough to antagonize your tongue. -

‘watering, juicy dog, visit-one of Nassau's best hot
dog eateries, where reasonable prices and over
the top flavours are the order of the day.





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Hot Dog stand is about as good as it gets, the 3)
taste of the sweet home made bread, the jalepenos
with chili cheese, and onions is a guaranteed
mouth watering experience. :

Have you ever tasted all of these flavours in one
bite. Well the hot dog just described is an explo-
sion of cheesy goodness, with strong undertones
of sweet and spicy, all coming together with the _

‘rich beefiness of the hot dog, and it will definitely
have you coming back for more.

Donna Miller, owner of Donna's, says although
the great taste of the hot dog makes the sandwich
very good, it is often how the food is presented and

the way the service is offered that tops it off. _

“What makes my. hot dogs great is the homemade
bread and the beef hot dog. People are able to come
to my stand and they have a variety of toppings
they can choose for the hot dogs.”

_ Ms Miller also feels that a person's love and gen-
uine passion for what. they do plays a part..“I also
believe that if a person loves what they do then
they would do their best to ensure that what they are
serving people is of good quality and:taste."

e Donna's delectable hot dogs are available on week-
days from early morning to late afternoon.”





e I know what you are
thinking, how could I be talk-
ing about hot dogs and not
mention the movies. This is
the place where back-to-basics
‘is the name of the game and
patrons can personalized their
12-inch dog with the tradition-
al condiments, such as sweet
pickle relish or adding a hint
of spicy hot sauce or the never
to be forgotten ketchup.

The movies are a great
place to get a good hot dog,
and truth be told, some of the

persons sitting next to you in
the theatre are really only
there because of the hot-dog
they are eating.

“I'm not here to see no
movie, ['m here to get the hot
dog. The reason I like the
movies' hot-dog is because the
bread is nice and soft and they
give you the real beef and I
could pick and choose the
things I want on my hot-dog
and how much I want on my
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ARTS

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Amercanisation







Garden of Remembrance

FROM page 12

that Father Thompson's ascend-

ing into heaven and so his shoes
are on the pedestal and he's fly-
ing up into heaven. The paint-
ing is expressive of something
Catholic Archbishop Lawrence

Burke told the artist years ago,-,

that you should try to see Jesus in
all of the people ‘you meet along
life's journey.

"Since every human being is
made in the image of God, you
should be able to see Him in
every person. All people are
expressive of a supreme being
no matter how high or low a
caste they may come from."

In other pieces Mr Burnside
shows the process of human
aging, suffering, wanting and

_ praying. In 'Thoughts and
Prayers’ he shows the faces of
two women hoping and praying
for a better existence. "It's like a
Madonna and child, but deeper
than that." The two women have
nothing but each other, and so
they relate and hoid each other
in an embrace, holding on for
dear life.

"I wanted to give these women
a, sense of dignity and show that
they are going to rise above their
circumstances, with a certain
resilience and strength. In this

PROSEUAAEIA AAS CERI ELSIE CESAR RO DES IAS PRA SIRASAEE AS RASOEIA SEA EE ASLEN OLN RUA LEALRASLON IE tle

Legend says Bahamian culture is dead

piece, I show.that even though’

they are down, they are definite-
ly not out," the artist explained.

For Burnside, the piece also
reflects many of the images seen
on the news over the past year.
"It's the people of New Orleans
who suffered Hurricane Katri-
na, the people affected by Bosn-
ian wars, it's the Haitian child
who has to board a little dinghy
boat to come across the
Caribbean Ocean to the

‘’. Bahamas or the US and. it's just

showing people who are at the
end of the rope and have no
more possibilities."

In another piece, ‘Missing
you', Mr Burnside shows a single

-woman looking wistfully to the

outer realms of the painting.
"There's a spirit in females that is
uniquely female, a reverie that
only women can express that is
very beautiful," he said, "I was
trying to record and convey this
look here — when a woman is lost
in thought — she is the most beau-
tiful being right in front of your
eyes, yet out of your reach."

In this painting Mr Burnside
leaves a lot of the details to the
viewer. "We all bring our own
baggage to the piece, and missing
someone is an intrinsically
human trait that we all will feel at
some point or another," he said.

In 'You are my sunshine’, Mr

Burnside uses a very unique
technique that holds his art piece

in three separate frames. The -

triptych serves to break the

. image up showing half the sub-

ject's face in the optical real form
that is recognizable, and the oth-
er half is synthetic, fantastical
and unbelievable.

In showing his subject with a
marijuana joint, Mr Burnside is
also engaging in social commen-
tary that confronts and questions
the box most people put Rasta-

farians in. "He is using marijuana °

as a sacrament, and this is some-
thing frowned on by most of soci-
ety. Rastas consider this a sacred
herb that is part of their worship
and practice of paying homage to
their deity," he explained.

Although we might not agree
with it or practice it, it's part of
their lifestyle, "and I'm not going
to make a judgment," he said.
"As far as I'm concerned it's left
up to every viewer how they feel
about it. Marijuana is depicted
here as the Rastafarians' sun-
shine and I wanted to create a
sense of natural roots."

Painted on raw linen to get the
quality that lends itself to the
subject matter, Mr Burnside used
transparent applications when
he constructed the piece so that
the grey linen would show
through.





@ By LISA LAWLOR
Tribune Features Writer

RAKE n' scrape folk artist
Peanuts Taylor, a name synony-
mous with the best of Bahamian
entertainment, was born in a
time when rake n' scrape music
had a large following among
Bahamians and tourists alike.

"We were the Caribbean
equivalent to the south of France
in entertainment," Mr Taylor
told Tribune Entertainment, "
were the entertainment capital
of the Caribbean from 1956 until
1975."

Looking at the increasing
numbers of tourists at local hot
spots, Mr Taylor pointed out
that as tourist business rose,
interest by Bahamians waned,
with their numbers reflecting the
decreasing interest of Bahami-
ans in their own national art. In
1964, he said, 25 per.cent of the
business Bahamian clubs were
experiencing came from the
tourist market. By 1992 howev-
er, he estimates that 85 per cent
of the business was coming from
visitors to Bahamian shores.

"T don't believe that we were
conscious at all af how valuable
our entertainment culture was,"
he said, explaining that as soon
as the hotels opéned up, the
night clubs lost a lot of their busi-
ness.

"The only notion our young
people have of the Bahamian
culture is the J unkanoo and the
little bit of rake n' scrape there
still is. Everything else is gone.

"I believe that as we became
more passionate about politics
in the Bahamas and who was

going to be elected, we lost our .

passion for the thing that was so
natural-to us," he said.

The old days

Remembering when he was.a ,

"young peanut", Mr Taylor said .,

~ "we. didn't have all these cars.

and big fancy. houses, and we def-
initely had a family structure that
didn't centre around television.
The TV is now a family replace-
ment, and we borrow the culture
we see there. This is a sad thing."
Mr Taylor also noted that this is
the source of the Americaniza-

‘tion of the Bahamian people.

Mr Taylor reminisced on the
start of his career‘in the mid
1930s. Brazenly approaching the
drum beat coming from The Paul
Meeres Club, he saw the icon
dancing and went up to him, "I
could dance better than you," che

told him:

At that moment his iconic
name: was born, as Mr Meeres

_ replied, "A little peanut like you

think you could dance better
tharf me?" Mr Meeres then invit-
ed him to come back to the club
at night and prove his claim.

Mr Taylor ‘and his partner,
Renny Vogt, opened their first
club, The Tropicana, in 1957. It
was so popular they did three
shows per night, but that did not
last for long as it was burnt down
in 1958 - the result of arson, Mr
Taylor believes.

In the fire he lost every single

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.

Talking of the stereotypes so
many people use to judge oth-
ers with, Mr Burnside said he
painted the Rasta wearing a suit
to challenge the one dimension-
al impressions a lot of people
have.

In "Butterfly", Mr Burnside
pays homage to his brother-in-
law Peter who passed away a
few years ago. On the largely
white canvas, the only one in

the room, he makes the viewer
concentrate on Peter's smiling
face and the bright splashes of
colour show happiness and his
unending generosity for other
people.

"He would just buy a brand
new television and then give it
away to almost a complete
stranger, he would sell a brand
new car for just $200, acts like
these made him who he was and

possession, from drums, cos-

tumes and money to all personal
belongings.

"Luckily, I was booked to go
to Newfoundland to perform at
the University there, and the

‘tickets had already been

bought," Mr Taylor said. He
would perform in minus thirty
degree weather, but he loved the
feeling of performing too much
to give it up, even at the lowest
point possible — in the inter-
minable cold with nothing to his
name.

Mr Taylor would tour Canada
for a few weeks and returned
home to be greeted by the best
news of his life. Bil] Saunders of
Majestic Tours and Howard
Johnson of Howard Johnson
Tours approached him to open
another club in Oakes Field.
They renamed a club leased from
Freddie Munnings, and The
Goombay Club was born.

"I was still going on tours with
the Ministry of Tourism, pro-
moting travel to the Bahamas
for which I received a stipend.
There was a group of us - Richie
Delamore, George Symonette,
Blind Blake, Eloise Lewis, Dea-

con Whilly, Becky Chipman the -

fire dancer,.and her husband
Don "Chippie" Chipman. We

were the good will ambassadors '

of the country," Mr Taylor said.

Through this work, he made
a lot of entertainment connec-
tions, and met a Canadian
named Peter Nesbitt Thompson
who offered to finance the open-
ing of another club. From there,
Mr Taylor arranged with his
uncle Charlie Taylor to use the
property on Flemming and Mar-
ket Street and in the Easter of
1964 he opened the Drumbeat
Club.

Mr Taylor continued to pros-
per and have success in his club,
but decided to switch locations in

1975 to the heart of the hotel and

tourism centre at the asta.
. Beach Hotel. +
“Tal the 1970s," Mr Taylor said,’ ’

"a lot of independent Bahami. ’

an clubs were closing down due
to the competition of foreign
headed hotels."

Mr Taylor fought to keep the
Drumbeat open, relying on
tourists coming from the cruise
ships, but all along he saw his
dream was dying.

The death ofa culture

In 1999, the last semblance of
the Bahamian culture died. The
Drumbeat; Yellow Bird, Banana
Boat, Cat and Fiddle, Zanzibar,
Flowers and The Conch Shell
had all closed down and "over
the hill" music was dead, Mr
Taylor said.

Today, there is not one sin-
gle Bahamian club or bar a
tourist can visit. to experience
the true Bahamian culture,
"because this just doesn't. exist
anymore," he said.

This fact, especially when
compared to the.1960s when
there were at least half a dozen
clubs boasting-Bahamian talent,
shows the nation's dying culture,
he said.





he placed absolutely no value
on material things in this world,"
Mr Burnside said.

° Garden of Remembrance is
on display at the Stan Burnside
Gallery, Eastern Road at Tower
Heights. For a private viewing by
appointment email: stanburn-
side@coralwave.com or call
324.7397 or 424.8810

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THE TRIBUNE

lm By JEFFARAH GIBSON

THE artistry, diversity and
creativity of the Carlos Valenti-
no line - featuring abold —
colour palette, strong, yet intri-
cate lines and a range of tex-
tures, fabrics and patterns -
graced the runway at this mon-
th's Islands of the World Fash-
ion Week and left audience
members and aspiring design-
ers with new styles and trends

to emulate.

Created by Bahamian fashion designer Charles
Kemp, the Carlos Valentino line showcased cou-
ture, ready-to-wear and casual wear, along with
various accessories, including hand bags.

Starting off the show and sparking a fashion
explosion, the couture segment unleashed a fab-
ulously fashionable blend of colour for this years
fail season onto the runway. -

Among the highlights of Mr Kemp's designs
was an updated pant suit that featured a turquoise
trouser, a ruffled, gold blouse and a tweed coat. A
second number, a green skirt with a sassy French
cut inspired coat, was a nod to the European influ-
ences that inspired the designer. . *

The ready to wear portion of the show not only
highlighted women’s wear, but also introduced
Kemp's male designs. The male models strutted
onto the runway in designer business suits which
clearly made.a statement that they were men of
today: knowledgeable, confident, self aware and
innovative. Although this segment featured some
of the more classic suits for men, one male mod-

el worked a blue pinstriped suit and office bag,

that articulated an executive statement.

The show reached it’s climax when the male
models stepped onto the runway wearing nothing
but blue denim jeans against their oil drenched,
muscle-rippling bodies. The women in the audi-
ence were in awe of the spectacular physiques,
and were totally enchanted as their presence dom-
inated the catwalk.

As the show came to a close designer Charles
Kemp stepped onto the runway and gave a wave

- of gratitude and satisfaction to the heady applause

of adoring fans.

Pleased with the way the show turned out, and

quick to point out that the show was well organ-
ised, Mr Kemp told Tribune ‘Arts however, that the
Bahamian designers should have been given more
recognition.

“The show gave.me the opportunity to present
py work to a number of international fashion
/fans, but I do believe that some things could have
been done a little -better. I thought that more
recognition should have been given to the local
designers. But as far as all of that goes I think it
was well organised and put together well,” Mr
Kemp said.

He noted also that for the fashion industry in the
Bahamas to reach a level that will accommodate
designers like himself, there must be more oppor-

tunities like the Islands of the World Fashion:
Event so that designers can have a chance to pro- ,

duce for an international audience.
And although hé is grateful for the Bahamians

that support and admire his work; Mr Kemp said *”

that his main goal is to cross international borders

_where his creative and artistic ideas can be fully

appreciated.

A veteran of the fashion industry, Mr Kemp
started designing when he was 19 years old. He
attended the Jeffrey Taylor school here in the
Bahamas where learned his fundamentals. The
talented 39 year old has alo studied film produc-

_ tion.

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soul's image of Father William Caucasian heritage can all fol-
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