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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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2008
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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BUT holds emergency
meeting with the

Minister of Education: a

â„¢@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

STUDENTS and teachers at
Government High School have
been forced to use one staircase
to enter and leave the school after
repairs on about five other stair-
cases stopped three weeks ago.

The Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers President Belinda Wilson said
contractors stopped the work
because they were no longer
being paid.

“There was a contractor who
was working on the campus and
this is the third week now that-he
hasn’t come back. We understand
that funds are not available for
him to complete the work, but
we are hoping that today in the
meeting with the Minister, he is
able to give us some concrete
answers as to when the contractor
will return to have the school
staircases and catwalks repaired,” -
said Mrs Wilson.

The BUT called an emergency

ABOVE: President of the BUT
Belinda Wilson speaks to the
" media yesterday.

RIGHT: Damaged staircases at
Government High School.

meeting with Education Minister
Carl Bethel yesterday to discuss
the disrepair throughout the
school.

Mrs Wilson said Mr Bethel told
GHS teachers during the
impromptu meeting that he has
already been in contact with
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“He has been in conversation
with the contractor and the Min-
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ing to have some funds in short
order so they can have the work

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Broker suing Bank
of the Bahamas for
alleged missing money

BANK of the Bahamas is being sued bya
broker for hundreds of thousands of dollars,
which are alleged to be “missing.”

In an originating summons filed on Tues-
day in the Supreme Court, Bank of the
Bahamas Limited and Darrel Bartlett are
listed as first and second defendants in the

action taken by True Value Associated Bro-

kers Limited of Nassau.

That company is demanding. relief in the.,,

form of an order by the court “directing (the
first and second defendants) to show that the
entire amount of $181,213 which was received
from the attorney. of True Value Associated
Brokers Limited (TVABL) on November
2004 by Bank of the Bahamas was not
deposited directly to account 135000927 and
is still missing from account 135000927.”
Furthermore, they want the court to

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A FAMILY member of a miss-
ing man is furious about reports

that a skull found by police in the,

eastern area of New Providence-is
the partial remains of Captain
Bernard Burrows. —

Earlier this week, a radio talk
show host said that a detached
skull found by police in Glenis-
ton Gardens was that of Captain

- Burrows, who disappeared from
- the Eastwood subdivision on Sep-

tember 8.

Yesterday a relative — who
asked not to be named — said
that while police are comparing
Mr Burrows' DNA with the

the two. The relative believes
police are just going through, a
process of elimination of missing
persons and that Captain Burrows
is still alive.

"It has not been proven by the

‘police as yet. They are trying to

investigate it and do some DNA
work to determine whose (skull)
it is and it wasn't determined that
it was Mr Burrows' or anybody's
yet because the police report has
not been finalised as yet.

"The police are still investigat-
ing, we're still praying and. looking
that one day he comes home
soon. We don't believe it's him,

SEE page 14

Rumoured impending layoffs at

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

‘THE rumoured impending layoffs at the Our
Lucaya Resort is a last resort for the struggling hotel
to remain viable considering Grand Bahama's debil-
itated economy, member of parliament for West
End Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

Mr Wilchombe said while he feels the owners of
Our Lucaya remain committed to Grand Bahama,

Our Lucaya are ‘last resort for hotel’



they are strapped for ways.to keep the resort.afloat.



"The job market in Grand Bahamas terrible and unfortunately this
is a manifestation of the deterioration that we saw developing over the
last two years. It's been bacefor a long time — I don't want to put blame
on any particular group — but it's gotten progressively, worse over the



last two years.

UT TC CC
arraigned on manslaughter charge

A JITNEY driver is expected to be arraigned
this morning on a manslaughter charge in the
death of a man who was run over on Monday.

ASP Glenn Miller, head of the Central
Detective Unit, told the Tribune yesterday that
the man who was killed in the jitney incident
has been identified as Elton Rufus Butler of.-

_ Union Village. Butler was killed on his 18th
_ birthday after he was reportedly pursued by
the driver of a jitney that crashed through a wall

. trapping him underneath the bus. The incident

occurred near the Seagrape Shopping Centre
on Prince Charles Drive, around 11am on Mon-
day. Reports suggested that the victim, who
died at the scene, had attempted to rob the jit-
ney. It is claimed that he tried to flee on foot
before he met his death.

Police had initially classified the incident as
an accidental death, pending further investi-
gations. Late yesterday afternoon, however,
ASP Miller confirmed that police intend to
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‘Union executive says

hotel workers’ march
‘doesn’t make sense’

‘™ By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

ON THE day that a group of hotel workers
plan to march on-parliament, a hotel union
executive has condemned the idea, saying it
“doesn’t make sense.” __

“I would not make myself look foolish
because neither the government, nor Kirk
Wilson (first vice-president af the union, ‘vho

- is organising the march), or anybody, can do

anything.

“T say the best thing for Bahamians to do,
instead of all this talk, is to start trying to get
together to build or own some hotels so we
can hire Bahamians to work,” said secretary-
general of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU), Leo

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Second home
community fires
| Abaco economy

a By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter



AS unemployment figures continue to. rise in many communities
throughout the Bahamas, local officials are identifying the Abaconian
economy as one. of the most resilient.

Chief councillor Steve Pedican told The Tribune that because of the
large influx of second home owners hoping to escape winter weather
in America, many businesses have benefited and, despite some chal-
lenges, are performing well.

Mr Pedican said: “While businesses have not closed, many have
decided to cut employee work hours to 32 hours per week, but one of
the good things about Abaco is that we have a good second ‘home com-
munity.”

Mr Pedican said that although second home residents don’t affect
hotel occupancy levels, they do have a substantial financial impact
on many of the bars, restaurants, grocery’stores, salons. They often
employ construction ‘workers as well.

Mr Pedican said unemployment remained well below five per cent,
with only about 20 per cent of employees experiencing reduced work
weeks. He said that with the island’s economy expected to be main-
tained until the April exodus of second home residents, things are
expected to get much worse should the Bahamian economy continue
its downward spiral.

Commenting on the worrying economic conditions on other Fami-
ly Islands, Minister of State for Finance Zhivago Laing said yesterday
that one of the main factors is the lack of development projects.

He said: “The reality is that the conditions on the islands are not



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: INSPECTOR Warren Johnson, the bodyguard of.former Prime Minis- much different than they would have been seven or eight months ago.
Best Price!!! ter Perry Christie received a Commissioner’s Commendation for his In the southern islands we know they have been for a long time yearn-
fF efforts to save the life of a New Jersey police officer who was shot dur- ing for economic activity.”
4 ing an armed robbery while on vacation in Nassau in May. Inspector Mr Laing said the same situation exists in Eleuthera, Exuma and oth-
. Johnson responded to the scene and commandeered a private vehi- ers. However, he said, one of the most affected islands is Grand
cle to take the victum to hospital. ‘Bahama. Mr Laing said that since being severely battered by several
He is pictured receiving his commendation during aceremony on — storms in 2006 and 2007, the island had struggled.

November 12 in the Paul Farquharson complex at Police headquarters. ". The reported development freeze on the Ginn project had also had

He will also be honoured by the New Jersey Police Association tomor- 3 negative impact on the island’s economic outlook.



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‘Posh and
Becks’ offered
Sim tc appear
at Atlantis party
in Dubai — claim

POP STAR Victoria Beckham,
“Posh Spice,” and her husband,
soccer star David Beckham.

ENGLAND soccer star
David Beckham and his wife
Victoria — known as Posh —
have reportedly been offered
$1 million just to show their
faces at tonight’s Atlantis
launch party in Dubai. |

. The celebrity couple, who
now live in Los Angeles, are
seen as top attractions in
showbiz circles and their
attendance at the glittering
bash would be regarded as a
major coup.

The $1 million “lure” was
. reported in The People, the
London Sunday tabloid, which
said the Beckhams were seen
as possible star guests at “the
party to end all parties”.

Two thousand celebrities
and leading politicians are set
to gather at the $1.5 billion
resort hotel, which is madelled
on the Paradise Island origi-
nal. Oprah Winfrey, Janet
Jackson, Kylie Minogue,
Robert de Niro, Denzil Wash-
ington and a host of other
Stars aye listed to attend.

Man found

hanging is
identifien..,
By DENISE MAYC GK...

Tribune Freeport
Reporter





dmaycock@tribunemedia.net.

FREEPORT ~ The man
found dead hanging in a>
house in Pinedale, Eight
Mile Rock, has been identi-:
fied as 30-year-old Baron
Taylor, police reported yes-
terday.

According to réports, Mr
Taylor, a resident of King’s
Subdivision, on Tuesday
mae a call to his mother to
apologise and was later dis-
covered dead as a result of
an apparent suicide.

The man’s death has not
yet been classified as a sui-

_ cide as police are awaiting

the results of an autopsy to .
determine the « cause, or
death.

Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said investigations
into the matter are continu-
ing. According to initial
reports, police received a call
around 2.22pm on Tuesday
ofa suicide in Pinedale.

Family members discov-
ered the victim hanging in an
unfinished section of the
house. Reports are that the
mother had rushed home
afier receiving a very somber
call from her son. Mr Taylor
was pronounced dead at the
scene at 3pm by a doctor on
duty at the Eight Mile Rock
Chinic.

Correction §

- EN an article published on
the fromt page of The Tri-

bune on October 20, under.
the heading “Gentleman’s
‘club owner beaten and.
threatened with death”, it
was alleged that Wayne
' Munroe was a majority

shareholder im [usions, an

“upscale private gentleman’s
club” located on East Bay

‘Street.
. Wayne Munroe is not a
‘shareholder in Hlusions as
Teported, Soo
The Tribune apologises to
‘Wayne Munroe for the error
ia the report.

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marijuana at a private residence. |

Shortly after 9am on Tuesday,
officers from the Drug Enforce-
ment.Unit (DEU) travelled toa
home on West Avenue, off
Carmichael Road, which was
occupied by a 27-year-old woman.

As the police approached the
house, the woman reportedly ran
to the back door of the home,
where officers saw her throw a
ziploc bag outside.

The package contained 100
packets of marijuana. Inside the
house police found 76 packets of
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Twenty-five stores reportedly close in the last two years

‘Bay Street at its

BAY STREET i is at its “lowest
ebb ever”, with 25 stores closing

' in the last two years, business

sources claimed yesterday.

Even before the credit crunch
and financial crisis began to bite,
downtown Nassau had had the

life sucked out of it by Aaldntis,

one source claimed.

“T think Bay Street is worse
than it’s ever been,” he added,
“Atlantis has been like a Hoover
—it has sucked up everything.”

His comments came as Nassau -

struggled to cope with a marked
tourist downturn, with more job
losses feared in the wake of the
940 lay-offs on Paradise Island
over the last week.

“Bay Street is suffering — 25
stores have gone in the main
stretch and on East Bay Street
over the last two years,” he said.
These have included a once-pop-
ular candy store, a once thriving
shoe shop and several liquor and
luxury goods outlets.

Arnold Forbes, owner of Dei

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“What Atlantis is basically
doing is encouraging people to

stay on their property. They don’t _

make it very easy to open a store
on their property in Paradise
island. It does affect our num-
bers in that our main pull is main-
ly from cruise liners.

, hop aIntong some people and a

“We don’t see very much
Atlantis guests who buy from us
because when we cash our regis-
ter, we do our own survey on the
spot to ask them if they are from
cruise liners or hotels and 90 per
cent of them are from cruise lin-
ers, So we don’t really benefit very
much from guests who come from
Atlantis. It does have an effect
because without cruise liners most
of these stores would not survive
and that’s why I feel we are feel-
ing the pinch now. Atlantis does
have an effect on us here in the
downtown area. It is not a posi-
tive effect but it is a negative
effect that they have on our sales
on Bay Sireet,” Mr Forbes said.

While the credit crunch has had
an impact, some businesses feel
Bay Street has suffered a long
decline since the AIDS epidemic
began in the 1980s, with Atlantis
accelerating the process from the
mid-1990s onwards.

‘The introduction of cable tele-
vision, the unpopularity of hip-




Bahamian trade, sources
imed. And they do not see any
way back for Bay Street business
uiiless stakeholders are prepared
to invest millions.

They feel a Costly clean-up and
upgrade are required to get Nas-
sau On a par with Savannah or
Key West.

“But I can’t see it happening,”

things will pick up in future.
St

lowest ebb ever’

said one businessman. “The gov-
ernment is not going to do it.
However, we could make a start
by getting the drug dealers and
beggars off the streets. Bay Street
needs to be comparable to Mari-
na Village.”

Edward Hoffer, owner and
operator of Hoffersport, told The
Tribune that in his opinion, gov-
ernment has failed to live up to its
promises to revitalise Bay Street.

“Atlantis has taken the lion’s
share of business from Bay Street
because they run.a tight ship.
They have a beautification pro-
gramme to take care of the
grounds and the amenities. It is
no fault of Atlantis, but it’s the
fault of the government entities
that are involved, (they) have not
lived up to the expectations that

were discussed over and over -

again and it. doesn’t seem to be

happening in the now,” he said.
However, some downtown

businesses remain optimistic that

started. We have been | here fora
jong time and I’m hoping that we
will be. I have been on Bay Street

since I was a kid and our store i

has been here a long time and it is’:
quite sad to me now when I walk .

downtown and I see all the emp- *

ty spots.”



Pizza Hut may reopen as another eatery |

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

THE Pizza Hut restaurant that was shut down
on Tuesday may be reopened as another eatery
_ with the possibility of the laid-off workers being
rehired, a former franchise holder for Pizza Hut

claimed yesterday.

- ZNS reported on Tuesday night that 32 employ-
-ees were made redundant when the restaurant closed
its doors for good. Donald Archer, one of the Pizza
Hut franchise holders; told The Tribune yesterday
the workers who were laid off by the company will
be “contacted by the end of the week” about their

severance packages.

Mr Archer said that the plan is for the location to
be re-opened as another resiaurant and “the inten-
tion” is that employees may be rehired at that time.

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rant was closed after Pizza Hut refused to further
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With the Mackey Street Pizza Hut restaurant
having closed last year, this leaves only one Pizza
Hut in the Bahamas - in Freeport.

. The franchise there was taken over by business-

man Ken Symoneite this month.

Yesterday Mr Archer, who held the franchise in
partnership with a Florida-based company, World
Industries, said he “doesn’t know the details” about
the closure and lay-offs, but claimed he doesn’t
think the number of jobless workers amounts to as
many as 32, as was reported by ZNS.

He said his paitner is “in charge of the day-to-day

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THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR >

The tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The L:ogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisr..'r/Editor 1903-1914

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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a Spless are being misled by others

; OOPS! We beg your pardon, and do apolo-
gise to our readers for assuming that the House
of Assembly was meeting as usual yesterday
when — at the request of the Opposition —
Opposition Day would have been devoted to a
debate on the state of the economy.

| We were a day too early. In fact the House
meets today — Thursday— when the debate
that wé told you in this column would take
place yesterday, in fact is expected to take place
today.

: However, everything we wrote in this column
yesterday about time wasting and useless fin-
gerpointing still stands with even greater empha-
Sis, especially as the jobless, who have been
encouraged to demonstrate before the House
today, are being tragically misled by people
who should know better.

: If these leaders were in fact really interested
in the welfare of these unemployed they would
be sitting down with them to try to find ways
and means to help them reorganise their lives
and find employment.

| Instead they are taking them on a hot and
senseless walk from the Western Esplanade to
parliament. And when these marchers return
home —other than their ears ringing with a lot
of political hot air— what do they find? They

will find that their pot on the stove is still emp-
eir bills are still unpaid. The marches



was in vain.

As a reverend gentleman once itreverently
commented in another context: “Principle don’t
put bread on the table.” We might add: Nor
do dead-end marches. They will just wear out
the shoes of men and women who, without jobs,
do not have the cash to replace them.

The hotel workers’ union, which has tried to
help its members, has been wrongly accused of

sitting down with ‘Atlantis executives and having -

staff fired who would be a threat to union pres-
ident Roy Colebrooke in the union’s May elec-
tions next year.

Of course, as our readers can guess, the claim
was made by members in the union who hope to
grab the posts for themselves come election

| day.

However, nothing could be further from the
truth. The unionist, who has been speaking to
the press asa union spokesman, was not with
Mr Colebrooke, Leo Douglas or the other union
executives when they met with Atlantis execu-
tives.

He, therefore, does not know what took
place, and cannot speak on behalf of the union.

On the day of the layoffs, the owners of
Bahamian media houses were invited to Atlantis
to be briefed on what was taking place.

It was made clear that Atlantis had been

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meeting with union leaders for almost a month

to discuss procedure and to make certain that all
contractual requirements were being met. At no
time during those discussions did the union
know who was being considered for lay-offs,
should that daycome. .

The first that Mr Colebrooke learned of who
would be fired was on the night before the
announcement was made to staff.

And as for Paul Moss — who has political
aspirations with an eye on the St Cecilia’s con-

" stituency.— he wants government to be “open”

about its involvement in the firings. Is Paul
Moss a budding politician who believes that
governments in a free entérprise system have a
right to interfere with private enterprise and
dictate how they run their operations and when
they should or should not fire? “Tell the truth
about what happened behind closed doors, as to
whether the government responded correctly or
not,” Mr Moss demanded.

What résponse would one expect from a gov-
ernment when told that a business had been
brought to the ground and had to let staff go to
survive? Maybe Mr Moss should tell us.

Prime Minister Ingraham and Opposition
leader Christie were told, about a week before
the announcement, that Atlantis was faced with

the inevitable —.800 staff had to:go;-and if vis-« 9}
_itor arrivals kept dropping more ae toHOwe =
*“ There was no more to be said. -

No one — not even Mr Moss -— had canitral

over the world’s financial collapse that was forc-
ing these hard decisions on business leaders.
' The inevitable had to be faced. So it is wrong
for people like Mr Moss and unionist Kirk Wil-
son to give people hope that decisions can be
reversed.

However, the only result that we can see
from this march is to make it impossible. for
the demonstrators to get their old jobs back
should the tourist industry return to normal.

When asked if he would participate in today’s

* march, union secretary-general Leo Douglas
replied that he wouldn’t make himself look so |

foolish “because neither the government, nor
Kirk Wilson (who has organised the march)
can do anything about it.”

“I say the best thing for Bahamians to do,
“is to
start trying to get together to build our own
hotels so we can hire Bahamians to work.”

And do you know what: If faced with the
same problem that has forced Atlantis to lay off
staff, they too would be firing, but without the

tremendous consideration that Atlantis has. -

shown in trying to cushion the blow for those
who are no longer under its roof.



Dr King’s
mountain top
finally seems
within grasp

EDITOR, The Tribune.

As America embarks on the
inauguration of its 44th presi-
dent, there are many who still
don’t realise how momentous
an occasion we had witnessed.

Personally I never doubted

the outcome. I did, however,

realise that I may never see a
more historic day in my life-
time. I have always wondered
why with all the powerful and
intelligent African American
men that reside in the United
States, so few have offered for
president. Having watched
Barack Obama for the past four
years, I now know why. Presi-
dent-elect Obama was able to
utilise his skills to connect with
all Americans in an unprece-
dented mauner. He was bold,
pragmatic, and innovative in his
revolution of American politics.

Historians will certainly look

~ back at January 3, 2008 as the

oh

defining moment of his cam-:

paign. The people of Iowa, an
overwhelming white state
showed the world that they
would set the pace in bringing
change to America.

While some blacks initially
doubted his ability to win,
Iowans shocked America and
left the world in awe. Barack
Obama’s life story is beyond
phenomenal. While many belit-
tled his community organiser
past, he used those skills to
organise enough of the Ameri-
can community to make him
president. As for the experience

‘factor; “Americans were ‘about

“as concerned:about that as they. -
“were with Joe the plumber’s

impact. I personally would take
good judgment over experience
any day. The botched war in
Iraq was a good example of his
good judgment. Hé not only
opposed the war, he was proven

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right in his reasons for doing so.
I recall after his speech in 2004
at the Democratic National
Convention, I thought
wow...this guy is presidential.
Many have been critical of his
eloquence, however, when sub-
stance meets eloquence, intelli-
gent people listen. Barack Oba-
ma is special. Why else would a
very ill senator defy his doctor’s
order and travel to speak on his
behalf, as Senator Ted Kennedy
did. Why would Republicans
cross over in so large numbers
to vote for him? And why
would Americans who hadn’t
voted since Vietnam show such
exuberance in doing so? This
guy is unique. He has the invel-
ligence, the passion and. the
determination of Martin Luther
King, President Reagan and
JFK.

Despite his age, he connects
with all. His ability to endure
and remain focused even in
bereavement is astovnding.

Despite the criticism and
scrutiny and all the vile things

said and written about him, on

January 20th they will call him
Mr President.

Mr Obama’s ideology on the
world and how America shapes
it has caused him to be cele-
brated worldwide.

People don’t just-hear him, -
they. feel him, they see his pas- :

sion and his ability to change
the world.

His interracial parenting and
exposure to multiple cultures
makes him see the world as you
and I may not. His rallies and
convention proved how all

inclusive he is. While Mr Oba-
‘ma’s following resembled a
mass ‘United Nations outdoor
gathering, Senator McCain’s
crowd always mirrored a Utah
Jazz home game. In one day

- America matured and showed

the world why they are a great
nation. In one day America
caused the world to smile again
and begin to wipe away the pain
of the last eight years. Barack’s
victory will have a great impact
on race relations worldwide. His
victory proves that the marches
in the 60’s and the fight for
equality were not in vain. While
Martin Luther King smiles, we
realise the dream may. not be
fully accomplished, at least the
nightmares of injustice among
blacks are closer to ending.

Mr Obama has shown that |
his was never a campaign, it was
a powerful and purposeful
movement. His journey began
in Springfield, Illinois where he
announced his candidacy... and
it will end on Washington’s
‘Pennsylvania Avenue. Children
around the world now know the
real purpose of hope. They can
look at his journey as a blue-
print for success. I know Mr
Obama will make an excep-
tional president despite the task
at hand. While a new day dawns
in America, the world rejoices.
Truth is, America has changed,
and while Barack’s victory will
not single handedly end
inequality, it does make the
mountain top Dr King spoke
about seem within grasp.
Though all the changing scenes
of life, the audacity of hope just
may be the realisation of a
dream.

RICARDO W WRIGHT -
Exuma,
November 17, 2008.

A bright spot for the Bahamas service industry

EDITOR, The Tribune.

‘You published a letter written
by Michael Patrick on Monday,
November 17th which I would

. like to comment on.

I agree with most of Mr
Patrick’s comments and in par-
ticular the idiocy of i increasing
the departure tax (even if it is
hidden in the airfare these days)

‘when the Bahamas is trying to

encourage tourists to come here
rather than other destinations
while ‘he world’s economies are
crashing around our ears and
people are being laid off. Clean
up the place as he suggests is

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selves and encouraging us to
really believe “It is better in the
Bahamas” also as Mr Patrick
suggests fix some of the roads
and for goodness sake get the
traffic signals working.
However, this letter is to
highlight a bright spot for the

-future of the Bahamas service

industry.
My wife was at the super-

market last week and the young |

lad who helped her to the car
with her purchases, said to her.
“How was your day?” “Fine”,

she said, “and how was yours?”
“Great”, he said, “I had a great
day at school”.

How many people can say
that when they come home
from work in the “Service
Industry”. I had a.great day
helping tourists to enjoy their
vacation. I-know some can but
should not we all and that might
bring the tourists ‘to the
Bahamas and not Cuba!

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November 17. 2008.

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POLICE took a 29-year-
old man into custody on
Tuesday after finding a
small quantity of marijua- -
na in his tennis shoes.

Officers from the Eliza-
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_ East Boulevard around
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‘carry’ staff through Christmas

HOTELS and other busi-
nesses facing hard times have
been urged to “carry” their
employees for another six
weeks to get through the Christ-
mas period.

Churchmen have appealed to
the “heart and soul” of busi-
nessmen to show compasison
until the New Year.

Bishop Simeon Hall, senior
pastor at New Covenant Baptist
Church, hit out at some “reck-
less-and ruthless”. employers
and those guilty of “corporate
greed” and exploiting Bahami-
an workers.

And he said the hard-working
people of the Bahamas
deserved “greater consideration
that goes beyond profits” in urg-

ing employers to go “the sec- .

ond mile” in helping workers.
Bishop Hall’s remarks came
yesterday in a press statement
headed “In the name of Jesus,
stop the lay-offs.”
It followed the loss of 940
jobs in less than a week at

Atlantis, Paradise Island, where
800 lay-offs at the main hotel
were swiftly followed by 140
more at the Harborside time-
share development. ©

Hotel unions are now brac-

-ing themselves for more lay-

offs, with the British Colonial
Hilton cited as possibly plan-
ning to terminate a tenth of its
staff. .

Bishop Hall said while some
employers, had shown compas-
sion and gone the extra mile,
others had to be condemned for

corporate greed and exploita- -
_ tion.”

“Two months ago — up until
August — most hotels were
doing well and even now some
are full, yet the lay-offs contin-

” said the statement.

“Again, we make the call for

hotel owners and other institu-

_tions to carry their employees

for another six weeks until the
Christmas holidays pass.

“While we understand the -

hard and sometimes cruel real-

The Bahamas ‘may be vulnerable to
piracy’ as it pursues trade increase

lâ„¢ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter —

MODERN-DAY piracy could
threaten the Bahamas’ trade with

other countries if allowed to’

develop even further, officials are
warning.

Director General of the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs Joshua
Sears told The Tribune that: the

‘Bahamas may be especially vul-

nerable to piracy as it pursues an -

increase in trade with European

countries as a result of the Eco-.

nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA).

This comes after a Bahamas-
based shipping company this
week said that one of its vessels
was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden,
and 13 of its crew members are
now being held hostage by. Soma-
li pirates.

Mr Sears said that the interna-
tional community has been aware
of the issue of modern-day piracy
for some time.

Modern-day pirates have

become a menace to numerous .
- cargo ships and vessels travelling

near Africa and Europe.

The Bahamas has the third °

largest ship registry in the world

and many of its ships frequent |

the watérs of Southeast Asia,
India, parts of South America,
the Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of
Aden, which are all common
areas of vessel hijackings and rob-

Robbery

This year alone, Mr Sears said,
there have been 74 incidents of
robbery, and hijackings initiated
by various piracy groups, which in
most cases abduct crew members
and demand ransoms.

“The matter is actually being
' discusséd in not only the Inter-

national Maritime Organisation,
but also in the United Nations

framework. The Bahamas and

other countries are working to
see how best the situation can be



resolved,” he said.

Mr Sears said that the threat

of piracy on the open seas is. of
major concern to many countries
around the world. He said the
elimination of these illegal forces.
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first time the intuitive artist from
Nassau has recorded his life’s
work in musical score.

‘Songs of the Bahamas’
includes the lyrics and guitar
chords of around 35 of Mr Minns’
original tracks with lyrics telling
stories of the Bahamas, and sim-
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generations.

The 78-year-old artist, who
grew up above his grandmoth-
er’s grocery store on the corner
of Kemp Road and Shirley
Street, started writing music after
he moved to Canada at age 20,
when Calypso was on the scene.
There he became the drummer
of a musical trio circuiting the
Toronto, Ontario club scene for
26 years, and writing his own
music.

On a visit home in 1975, he
recorded his songs with King Eric
and His Knights, and ‘Fox Hill
Gal’ was an instant hit — as was

‘Island Boy’, and ‘Once is Not.
Enough, and ‘Take the Man from '

Out of the Island’.

Mr Minns recorded the ‘Seven
hit songs of the Bahamas’, and
artists such as Ronnie Butler and
Dry Bread covered the hit tracks.

“You could see the Bahamas,
and Nassau, and the people a lot
different when you are away than
when you are right here,” Mr
Minns said.

“Like a person who grew up
here doesn’t see the potential,
and they don’t see the beauty of
the water and the music and so
forth, until they leave and go
away, and then they miss it, and

- you can think, and write, and sing

about it moreso. You can see it
from a different perspective.”

The perspective he gained of
his home was moulded during a
childhood surrounded by rela-
tives.and friends who recited
poetry and music in the home.
He was inspired by his teacher
Emma Poitier, a cousin of the
famous Sidney Poitier, at East-
ern Senior School (now the
Shirley Street post office), who
first inspired his love of theatre.

He was also inspired by the
churches he frequented in the
area which he saw as hubs of cre-
ativity.

“T would go to all the churches,
and for me, it was all show busi-
ness. ‘The costumes, the perfor-
mance, the music and artistry,”
he said.

He painted the Stations of the
Cross — as he had studied them in
St Matthew’s Church ~ on the
walls of his grandparent’s house.

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National Youth Choir director Cleophas Adderley.

As he grew up, Eric Minns
indulged his love of show busi-
ness and ‘entertaining and per-

. formed as one half of the comedy

duo ‘Bill and Sam’ in the 1940s,

making crowds laugh at the Silver

Slipper, Ardastra Gardens and
Paul Meeres Cabaret.

He said: “It was lots of fun in
those days. The hotels were
booming, the ni shiclaps were
booming.”

As he toured the club scene in
Canada, Mr Minns said he was
always an entertainer as well as a
musician, and has written the
joke book, ‘Did ya hear the one
about the guy in Spanish Wells?’,
as well as painting professionally
and writing music.

As his collection built up, he
decided to produce a song book
for local schools, musicians,
singers, music teachers and col-
lectors of Bahamian music to
enjoy.

He said: “I would record the
songs and have the lyrics down,
but I didn’t have the music writ-
ten so all that-I had was the
recordings, but it’s good to have
something written for posterity
now.

“J hope that if other writers -

see something like this done they
will record their stuff. Like KB
probably never did it yet but he
should have a book of his songs.
Learning from listening won’t
always get the lyrics right, and
the lyrics are the most impor-
tant.”

Presenting the songbook to
Cleophas Adderley, founder and
director of the Bahamas Nation-
al Youth Choir and executive
director of National Musical Her-

4

itage Research, at the Ministry
of Culture in Deans Lane on

: Wednesday, he said he hopes the

book will reach as many musi-
cians and collectors of Bahamian
music as possible.

Mr Adderley, who has led the
National Youth Choir in Mr
Minns;. songs on successful world
tours, said he is grateful he will
no longer need to decipher the
chords from original recordings,
and for the historical record of
his music.

' “T feel that every Bahamian
musician should be grateful for a
book like this,” he said.

“In the Bahamas we don’t doc-
ument enough, not just our his-
tory and every day occurrences,
but even in the arts we don’t doc-
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“We have persons out there
who can give a soliloquy off the
top of their heads, musicians can
improvise wonderfully on the
spot. We have Calypsonians who
write wonderful Calypso songs
with humour and social com- -
mentary at the drop of a hat, and
we can’t find any of this when
we try because it hasn’ t been doc-
umented. |

“What Eric Minns has done
through this book is relate his
extensive catalogue of Bahamian
creations for the general public
and for those Bahamians yet to
be born to have at their finger-
tips, and I think that’s wonder-
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of the government and _ the
“commendable service” of
the country’s healthcare pro-
fessionals, Minister of Health

Dr Hubert Minnis told a—

group of regional healthcare
managers. '
Addressing the 25th
Caribbean Expanded Pro-
gramme on Immunistion
(EPI). Managers Meeting
which opened in New Provi-
dence Monday, the Health
Minister said that as a result
of the commitment to the
EPI, the country has been
able to meet the United
Nation’s Millennium Devel-
opment Goals (MDGs) of
increasing national vaccina-
tion coverage to 90 per cent
since ‘the year 2000, while
making a reduction in mor-
bidity and mortality for vac-
cine preventable diseases a

reality.
Dr Minnis said the
Bahamas has recorded

_ tremendous success with

regards to the treatment of

measles as there have been
no reported cases of measles
in a child since the year 1990,

while the last confirmed case’

of measles in an adult. was
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because these diseases are
non-existent or rare,” Dr
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tinuously worked to increase
immunisation coverage and
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vaccines recommended by the
Pan American Health Organ-

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Vaccines

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1970s - has been to standard-

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able, while reducing the num-.

ber of deaths and cases of dis-
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through immunisation.

Dr Minnis said initial
efforts were directed toward

i

the prevention of diseases
such as diphtheria, pertussis
(whooping cough), tetanus,
polio, measles and tubercu-
losis, but that the list had
been expanded to include
haemophilus influenza Type
B, hepatitis, mumps and
rubella. He said vaccines for
yellow fever and influenza are
also available in the public
sector. .
The Health Minister said
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of the country’s national
immunisation schedule.
“While acknowledging our
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global EPI goals,” Dr Minnis
said.

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WHEN Hurricane Ike hit the
island of Inagua in the first week of
September, the storm inflicted seri-
ous damage and disrupted the lives
of hundreds of residents.

A BEC team worked hard to get
power restored as quickly as possi-
ble. Now, another group of BEC
personnel, the disconnectors, are
assisting with a donation: to the
National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) to aid Inaguans.

Peter Rutherford, Sr, acting gen-

eral manager of customer services’

at BEC, commended the fifteen

donors fat what he said was an
important initiative, especially in
the light of the negative stereotypes
with which BEC disconnectors are
often branded.

“Knowing that we are service~
committed individuals, the discon-
nectors thought it would be a good
idea to make this contribution. I
fully endorse this because in most
cases the BEC disconnectors carry
a negative stigma, as people tend to
look at them as heartless, but they

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Encouraging others to adopt the
same attitude of giving back to the
community, he added, “This is a
genuine gesture that came directly
from them, with no directives from
management. They went into their
own pockets voluntarily and con-
tributed $1,000 to this worthy
cause.”

Kevin Basden, general manager
of BEC, congratulated the contrib-
utors for the selfless act of kind-
ness to the less fortunate.

“Many. times in this country we
find persons who are only con-

- cerned about themselves: This was -

a good gesture, a spirit of commu-
nity in helping our brothers and sis-
ters, and even though BEC as an
organisation assisted the hurricane
survivors to a large extent, this per-
sonal sacrifice made is to be com-
mended,” he said.

Dave Williams, BEC disconnec-
tor, who came up with the idea to
make the donation, said that the
negative public perception of dis-

connectors was in fact the inspira- .

tion to do something positive for
the community.

“Over the years we have made
contributions to other charitable

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events. However, recognising that a
storm had just passed and persons
were facing financial difficulties, we
wanted to make a contribution to
give something back to society. The
idea emerged to make a donation
from our earnings to those who
were affected by the hurricane,” he
added.

Mr Williams noted that this ini-
tiative also cultivated a sense of sol-
idarity within the department.

“We now leave it in the hands
of NEMA, knowing that whatever
decision they make will be a posi-

tive one. This also motivated our
guys to understand the importance
of giving back to others. The Lord
has been good to us and it’s not all
about getting, but giving back,” he
said.

On behalf of NEMA, Comman-
der Stephen Russell expressed grat-

itude for the financial donation.

made by the BEC disconnectors.
“As BEC disconnectors, they
have a difficult task in disconnecting
electricity from peoples’ homes,
especially in these economic
(tough) times, but we are pleased to



see how they fave come forward in
this way to assist persons in dis-
tress,” he said.

“Furthermore, on behalf of the
government, we, the staff at
NEMA, are appreciative of this ges-
ture. As a Bahamian people, we
must be able to bear one another’s
burdens. Those who are able to,
individually or collectively, are
encouraged to step forward and
assist,” he said.

Commander Russell plans on
investigating outstanding repairs in
Matthew Town, Inagua, this week.



PARISHIONERS of St George’s Anglican Church and. other well-wishers will gather on Saturday evening, Novem-
ber 22, at 6.30pm at the church in the Valley to celebrate the ministry of the church’s principal organist, Bren-
da Robinson-Archer, who has served in that capacity for 51 uninterrupted years. °

“We chose November 22, the Feast Day of St Cecilia, Patron of Music, to celebrate the many years that Bren-
da has served in her musical capacity here at St George’s,” said Monica Sands, a member of the church’s music

_ committee.

“She has served unselfishly over these many years, playing for hundreds of masses, weddings, funerals and
other special occasions and we mean to say thank you in this very important way.”

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(L-R) ALFRED DEAN, Department of Culture; Sergeant Rolean Smith, prison public affairs coordinator; Sergeant
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dent of Prisons; Assistant Superintendent Bernardette Murray, director of prison rehabilitative services; Assistant
Superintendent Rendal Coleby, prison staff officer; Canon B Leopold Cox, prison chaplain.

DR Elliston Rahming, Superintendent of Pris-
ons, made a courtesy call on Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turnquest to present him
with a copy of the prison inmates choir’s first
gospel CD.

Minister Turnquest applauded the inmates for
their efforts, as well as the officers and volun-
teers that assisted with the project.

‘He called the CD project “yet another demon-
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After months of preparation, and with the con-
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week-long celebrations to
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presence in the country.

Bahamian Catholic Schools
will also be celebrating with
sister schools in the United
States. |

The event is the annual cel-
ebration of Catholic schools
and their contribution to
their communities and the
nation.

“Catholic Schools Week”
is set for January 25 - 30,
2009, in.-the Bahamas.

The theme is “Catholic

Schools Light the Way,”

which highlights the mission
of Catholic schools to pro-

vide a faith-based education °

that supports students acad-
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ally and physically, and
prepares them for future suc-
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“It is evident that as a
result of the excellent, multi-
faceted education they
receive, Catholic school stu-
dents have received through-
out the past 120 years, they
continue to ‘light the way’ to
a brighter future through

_ their leadership in our

communities, govern-
businesses and
families,” the school system
said in a press release yester-
day.

Throughout the Bahamas,
Catholic schools will observe
the week with the following
events:

e Opening Mass on. Sun-
day, January 25, 2009 at
11am at Saint Francis Cathe-
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School Exhibition, an acade-

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RBDF conducts
pre- ‘retirement
seminar

IN AN effort to effectively
plan for the future, members
of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force were given
advice on how to have a suc-
cessful career after they retire
from the force.

The one-day seminar, which :

was recently held at the Coral
Harbour Base, proved to be
an eye-opener for those in
attendance.

Spearheaded by Pastor
Prince Bodie, chaplain of the
Defence Force, the pre-retire-

ment and future planning sem- }

inar was geared towards edu-

cating the men and women of -:

the Defence Force who have
spent more than 20 years in
service.

For these particular indi-
viduals, retirement is immi-
nent, and the best way to pre-
pare for it is to be knowledge-
able.

With the goal of acquiring
as much, information as possi-
ble, persons from various pri-
vate sectors were on hand to
advise participants on how to
best be prepared for the
immediate future.

Speakers included Ter-
rance Hanna, assistant manag-
er for Commonwealth Bank,
Clothie Lockhart, branch
manager of Colina Imperial
Insurance Company, and °
Khalila Dorsette, a registered
assistant of the Evans and Co
law firm.

They all spoke candidly of

the consequences encountered :

by persons who failed to pre-
pare themselves by not taking
the necessary steps, such as
having savings plans, insur-
ance, investments and wills in
place.

Bringing opening remarks
was Commodore Clifford
Scavella, who encouraged the
individuals present to learn as
much as possible, and remind-
ed them that the road to
retirement is one that most
people will travel.

He expressed appreciation
for the efforts of the presen-
ters, and said he anticipates

more of these types of produc-

tive seminars in then near «
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Hundreds flock to
Sacred Heart event

SACRED Heart’s annual
Steak Out and Mini-Fair was
as popular as ever this year,
drawing hundreds of people

from all over Nassau to the ©

church grounds on the corner
of Shirley Street and Shirley
Park.

“Tt is always such a pleasure
to see so many people attend
from our parish family,
friends, neighbours and the
general public,” said Sacred
Heart Catholic Church pas-
tor, Father Mel Taylor.

“We have become known
for our delicious steak and
chicken meals and this year
they were as much in demand
as ever as was.our mini-fair.
This event brings together the
community. Our goal is to
offer everyone a fun-filled
afternoon of good food and
fun that appeals to the whole

’ family. It was wonderful to see

so many people enjoy them-
selves.”
‘Each year the event features

delicious steak and chicken ;

dinners, home-made cakes
and sweets, conch fritters,
hoopla, face painting, balloon
creations, bingo, a bouncy cas-
tle, books, a white elephant
stall and an in-house raffle.
This year a plant stall was

added and was very popular. -

“The Steak Out and Mini
Fair was a great success and
we would like to thank every-
one who bought tickets and
came out for an afternoon of

delicious food and family fun,”

said Angela Fox, Sacred Heart
parishioner and Steak-Out
chairperson.

“Many thanks also to our

parishioners, friends and.

guests who volunteered their
time and talents to make this

' such a great success.”

All Steak-Out and Mini-
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Hotel workers’ march

FROM page one

Douglas.

The demonstrators are expect-
ed to include some of the almost
1,000 employees laid-off from
Atlantis and Harborside Resort
on Paradise Island in the last
week.

Mr Wilson said the march will
start at 8am from. the Western
Esplanade to the House of
Assembly.

The proposed demonstration
comes as parliamentarians are
scheduled to debate the econo-

my today, as Bahamians increas-.

ingly feel the brunt of the global
economic downturn. ,

The march is not being attend-
ed by BHCAWU president Roy
Colebrooke or Mr Douglas, as
infighting continues within the
union.

Mr Douglas said: “I thought
the prime minister addressed the
nation and said what the govern-.
ment would do to assist in any
way they can with persons that
fall into hardship, I think that’s
as much as they could have done.

. “He made some attempts when
it comes to helping people with
their power bill and things which
people appreciated very much
because some people said they
would never see light again, so
that was a great assistance.

“We’ve got to understand that
we cannot just depend on gov-
ernment. Government is limited.

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have problems financing-wise, if
the government is not receiving
taxes from businesses, tourism,
etc, how does the treasury keep
moving?” asked the unionist.

He added: “You just have to
understand, this is all over the
world so what can we do?”

Paul Moss, activist and con-
tender for the PLP deputy lead-
ership, said he hopes “that by
marching and coming to confront
these leaders that they spark
some discussion in terms of how
they are going to assist these per-
sons to have some semblance of a
life.”

He has questioned the legality
of the terminations at the resort,
as well as criticising the govern-
ment for failing to yet announce
when or in what form the unem-
ployment assistance and mort-
gage payment relief it has
announced will come into effect.

Yesterday, he said he would

’ like to see the government elab-

orate on these plans during
today’s debate, as well as “being
open” about its involvement in
the firings.

“Tell the truth about what hap-
pened behind closed doors, as to

whether the government respond-

ed correctly or not. It is incum-
bent for a government that prides
itself about openness and trans-
parency so that they can let peo-
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He said he expects the govern-
ment to also “tell people how
they are going to lower the cost of
doing business for businesses in
this country.”

“Part of the problem was the
high rise in BEC costs over the
summer. It more than doubled.
The government has it within
their purview to deal with BEC to
make sure that businesses get a
prime rate if they agree they will
not lay off persons in short and
medium term. That’s an impor-
tant incentive to keep people on,”
he said.

Atlantis’ managing director
George Markantonis told The
Tribune that both Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham and Oppo-
sition leader Perry Christie were
notified of the lay-offs a week
before they were carried out.

He also said that, before the

' terminations, the resort had been

engaged in a cost-saving exercise
which had already allowed it to
save $25 million. However, this
came on the heels of a $20 million
increase in its power bill this year.

¢ SEE EDITORIAL ON |
PAGE FOUR

Broker suing Bank
_ of the Bahamas
for alleged

missing money
FROM page one

demand the defendants give a
reason why $48,720, which “was
received from the attorney of -
TVABL in 2004 by Bank of the
Bahamas was not deposited
directly to account 135000927 and
is still missing from account
135000927.”
The court action calls. for the
bank to “provide concrete evi-
dence” which shows the defen-
dants “were authorised to dis- -

’ burse funds” from the same

account and to hand over imme-
diately the bank statements relat-

ing to it “which have been with-

held from TVABL for four years,
although more than 20 requests
were made in person, in writing,
in person and by telephone.”

The company is also looking
for, among other things, further
other relief “for the irreparable
pain, suffering, losses and dam-
age caused by the actions of the ,
Bank of the Bahamas and Darrel :
Bartlett.” }

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The successful Gandidate should possess:-
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Sound knowledge of company law and law relating to AML/CTF
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Competent with standard Microsoft software applications
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completed,” said Mrs Wilson.
“He is saying that it probably will
take two to three weeks and we
are very, very concerned.”

Some of the staircases at the
school were visible. safety haz-
ards.

Steel rebar protruded from the
concrete in one staircase, and
another, which had been pre-
pared for repair, had no sign or
barricade to prevent students
from walking on it.

During their lunch and while
teachers met with Mr Bethel, stu-
dents sat on-a staircase which was
still under repair. A scaffold and
-areas of bare, unpainted concrete
on the staircase, were the only
signs that progress was being
‘made.

repairs

Throughout the school, how-
ever, there were catwalks and
staircases with concrete chipped
from their undersides, exposing
the steel beneath.

In other areas water pipes were
exposed.

The Principal of Government
High School told reporters that
workers had chipped away the
pieces of the buildings that may
have been a hazard to students,
,had they broken off and fallen.
‘He did not want to say any more.

A grave concern for adminis-
trators was their inability to con-

at GHS

duct fire safety procedures.
“The school administration
wanted to do a fire drill and they
_ couldn’t do that,” said Mrs Wil-

son. “They had to postpone that ,

because they have to make sure
that the school is structurally safe.

“In a meeting last week the
teachers expressed concern about
the safety at the school and as
you would have seen, there are
about five staircases and there is
only one that is available for
entrance and exit for the entire
school and I think there are
approximately 1,200 students and

Relative af missing man Is angry at skull reports

FROM page one

but they (the police) have to do what they have to

do."

The relative said that much to the family’s dismay
they were inundated with concerned calls following

the radio report.

Police said yesterday that they are actively i inves-
tigating the circumstances surrounding the find of a
human skull on "the side of the street" on Spring

Road, Gleniston Gardens.

. Although police have not released many details
surrounding the gruesome discovery, Chief Super-
intendent Glenn Miller said police discovered the

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uncover the rest of the remains and time of death.

"We checked that area all day yesterday and last

week and we're continuing to check that area with
canines and other crime scene recruits, but we

haven't uncovered anything else as yet," he said.

Captain Burrows went missing on September 8,
according to his family, on Paton Crescent in the
Eastwood subdivision. He was last seen wearing a

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Mr Bethel, as he arrived at the
‘school, did not want to speak to
members of the press and Mr
Grant could not be reached for
comment up to press time yester-
day.

Mrs Wilson said if nothing is
done within the weeks promised
by Mr Bethel, the BUT will
return to GHS.

“If nothing is done we will be
back and we will set out to make

. sufe that it is done or else the

teachers will have to look at oth-
er measures,” she said.

According to her, the BUT is
also concerned about RM Bai-
ley’s principal, who she said has
been asking teachers to circum-
vent.union shop stewards and
come directly to him with their
issues.

Our Lucaya
FROM page one

_ "And this is now the com-
bination of all that we saw and
tight now the hotel is really,
really finding it very hard to
even keep the doors open to
be honest with you. There are
perhaps at the last and final
straw, because they've really
tried, the problem is there is
no money to advertise Grand
Bahama. The problem is
we've been unable to gener-
ate business and the problem
is we don't have airlift,” he
told The Tribune yesterday.

According to earlier reports,
lay offs may be imminent at
the resort because one of the
hotels — the Sheraton — is
closed for renovations and 400
workers are now on work rota- -
tion. Mr Wilchcombe said
many employees at the resort
are expecting the worst. .

"They're deeply concerned,
but they've been concerned
now for several months. We
raised it several months ago

| because at the time my deep
concern was the announce-
ment that they were going to
have a cut-back in the num-
ber of the airlifts that come to
Grand Bahama so that trig-
gered major concern and then
the occupancy levels have
been as low as nine per cent,
14 per cent, 23 per cent — so
it's not been a consistent,
growth pattern, but rather a
consistent pattern of decline.

"And that very seriously
caused many of the employ-

1{.€e§,,to believe that it, was,,

inevitable that something was
about to happen. They were
working one day, two days —
and some people taking no
money at home at all, and; of
‘course, the truth is it’s going to
eventually have a wear and |
‘tear on the organisation but
also on the employees. Now
we're beginning to see the |
stages in my view which will
eventually lead to massive lay
offs."

Despite this, the ‘former
minister of tourism believes
Grand Bahama is an untapped

"gold mine" that only neéds
strong leadership to overcome
its hurdles, one of which is
reduced international flights
to the island.



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15

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20,








2008

Celtics beat
Knicks without

Garnett...
See page 18



C R Walker
beats C V Bethel

@ By RENALDO DORSETT .
Sports Reporter



he GSSSA senior girls division is assured
of a new champion after the defending
title holders were eliminated in the semi-
finals yesterday.

_ The C R Walker Knights ousted last year’s cham-
pions, the C V Bethel Stingrays 17-12, 15-17, 15-9 ina

gruelling three-set thriller to.advance to the champi-" —

onship round.

The Knights showed no signs of fatigue, playing in
their second game of the evening after advancing to
the playoffs in the previous match with a 15-8 win over
the C I Gibson Rattlers.. }

The defending champions got out to an early 5-1
lead in the first set before the Knights rallied.

After a timeout by coach Floyd Armbrister, the
Knights came back to take a 6-5 lead.

The remainder of the first set featured four’ties
and five lead changes before the Knights we able to
pull away late.

Tied at 10, they ended the set.on a 7-2 run to gain
the first set advantage.

The Knights’ momentum carried over into the sec-
ond set as they took an early 5-1 lead. .

Reminiscent of the first set, the trailing team rallied .

to tie the game early on at five.
Also just as in the first set, a series of ties and lead
changes lasted until the final points of the set.

Tied at 15, the Stingrays’ scored the final two points

to force a third and final set.

The third set was all C R Walker as they took an
early 8-5 advantage and maintained the.margin
throughout to advance to the championship. |

The Knights will advance to take on the winners of
the other:semifinal match between the Rattlers and
the C C Sweeting Cobras, results of which were
unavailable up to press time last le

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lakers rebound from
_ first loss of season

Pau Gasol, Lakers, scored a season-high 34
points and Los Angeles rebounded from its first:
loss of the season with a.116-109 victory over

~ Chicago... d
See page 18

A C Milan defeats Chievo

_ ROME (AP) —
disputed penalty by
Kaka earned AC
Milan a 1-0 victory
over last-place Chievo
Verona on Sunday and
moved the Rossoneri
within a point of Inter
Milan in Serie A. |

The Brazilian star
was tripped while
attempting to collect a pass, although TV replays
suggested the foul occurréd outside the area.

_ “Tt could be, that the foul was outside the
“. area, but only the replays could establish that,”
‘Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "Nobody
could be sure when they saw it live...
\ See page 17



Pacman hopes to return soon

FORT WORTH, Texas
(AP) — Suspended Cow-
boys cornerback Adam
"Pacman" Jones has com-
pleted the inpatient por-
tion of his NFL-ordered
alcohol treatment and has ©
returned to Texas, where he is hopeful of soon

_ being able to rejoin the team.

Jones' attorney, Worrick Robinson, said the
player is handing personal matters while waiting
for commissioner Roger Goodell to determine
if Jones will be reinstated and be able to play
again this season or in the future...



See page 16

Bethel’s Oquilene Lutus

CR WALKER’ s Angelena Tinker (right) bumps the ball over C V rte en encn

B Major/Tribune staff



CHARMIKA BULLARD makes a dig...



THE Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture’s attempt to relive the
old rivalry between the Beck’s
‘Cougars and the Kentucky
Colonels wasn’t quite what many

expected Saturday night.

Unlike their last meeting two
years ago, there weren’t that many

_ fans in the Kendal Isaacs Gymna-

sium. And while there were less
than half of the legends who com-

- peted in the latter encounter, fans
‘were treated to a much younger
- version of the showdown.

Not that it mattered, but the
Colonels prevailed with the victo-
ry as Craig 'Magic' Walkine, one of
the younger players on the court,
led the attack. John 'Blocks' John-

_ son, another one of the more
youthful players, sparked the \

Cougars.

That leaves the suggestion that
the ministry and the New Provi-
dence Basketball Association
should look.at expanding the list of
participation of the players from
yester-year.

Either bring some of the other

teams who played against the '

Cougars and the Colonels like the

Fox Hill Bombers, Smirnoff Nan-:

goes or the Heastie' s. Collegians,
just to name a few.
In the event that the organisers

can't find sufficient players to,
make up any of the teams, then’

they should look at the possibility

of putting together two All-Star

teams from within all of the teams.
There have been many players
who graced the hardwood and

made a significant impact to the

Sports Reporter



A BAHAMIAN gridiron star is
garnering much attention across
the United States for his efforts

on the field and in the classroom: '

Justin Campbell, a senior at Vic-
tory Christian Center School in
Charlotte, North Carolina, has
achieved a number of accolades
during his brief stint in the high
school so far. He was recently
selected to play in one of the most
prestigious football classics in the
US.

Campbell,.a 671” 265-pound
offensive and defensive lineman
and an Academic All-American,
has been named to the 44-man ros-
ter for the 2008 Oasis All Star
Shrine Classic, scheduled for
‘November 28 in Charlotte, North
Carolina.

The event pits the best players
from independent schools in the
Carolinas in a north versus south
matchup. ~

The North Carolina roster also
boasts two of Campbell’s team-
mates at Victory Christian,
Michael Stanton and Justin Foxx.

Grand Bahamian August Camp-
bell, out of Christ School in North



OPINION

game. Many of these players



_ undoubtedly feel left out because
. the emphasis is once again placed

on the Cougars and the Colonels.
I am not taking anything away
from the two teams because they
produced:a matchup that will con-
tinue to linger in. our minds as we
reflect on the past and present
state of basketball in the country.
‘But it’s time that we look at giv-
ing more of the former players a

Carolina, was also named to the
Shriners Classic. :

. The 63” 207-pound senior. has
committed to Duke University
next year on a full athletic schol-
arship.

The Oasis Shriners annually host

some of the best football players.

around the country and produced
the first high school all star game in
America in 1937.

Career

Campbell’s brief career began
modestly in New Providence while
in 10th grade at Jordan Prince
William High School.

He participated in sevefal train-
ing sessions and spent time in the
Commonwealth American Foot-
ball League before his parents

‘made the decision to continue his

education with the potential of
playing football in the US.

Campbell arrived at Victory
Christian with the season already
two games in progress, however
by game four he was named a
starter.

For his academic prowess,
Campbell was named an All-
American and was invited to a
three day familiarisation with oth-

chance to display whatever skills

-they have left in their not so young

legs. I’m sure many of them would
be up for the challenge as those
did for the Colonels and the
Cougars.

Bring on more of the 1egedid,

There’s talk that another big
rivalry is in the making, this time in
softball with the Budweiser Eagles
playing the T-Bird Flyers. Many
will remember the classic
matchups between these two
teams.

Maybe the ministry should take —

the legends classic across the board
and host a rematch of the past
rivals in all-of the major sports.
I'm sure that there are many
who would like to see some of the
former stars come back to strut

- their stuff on their old playground.

Talking about playground, the

Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools: |

championship is currently into its
best-of-three series and it's a
rematch of last year's final

between defending champions St’

Thomas More Sparks and. the St
Bede's Crushers.

Many of you would remember
the old days when your playground
at school was just that - a play-
ground. There was no organised
basketball leagues to participate
in, whether or not you were in the
private or public schools.

Sure, you had an opportunity to
play basketball and some of the

' other sports, but most of the time

it was just during physical educa-

‘tion classes.
Foday, private and public high?

er top students in the region at the
University of North Carolina. -
Of his more than 40 scholarship

, offers'to universities, Campbell has

received attention for his produc-
tivity in the classroom.

His father,‘ Dwight Campbell,
said the discipline instilled in his
character at a young age set the
tone for his son’s success in such a
structured programme.

“The discipline we tried to give
him from home as a kid I think,

. and all the guidance that was

instilled in him at a young. age,
makes the transition much easier
for him over there playing in that
system and learning in that system
and excelling at both,” he said.
“When he got over there and was
forced into hard work, that.foun-
dation was already there so the
adjustment has not been difficult
for him. The environment over
there is a very strict one and it
helps him‘to get better in every
aspect.”

Campbell said his son has always
been a keen student of the game
and sought a means to play the
game at the highest level.

“He always loved football and
he has always been a disciplined
guy. So we knew once he got the

‘Bring on more of the legends’
STUBBS

schools organise sporting events.
And the two leagues have been
the breeding ground for many of

“the players who have gone on to

‘excel inthe high'school system.

The Catholic Diocesan Primary
Schools league is a prime exam-
ple.

If you have the opportunity on
Monday.or Wednesday, it would
be.a good time to go to Loyola
Hall .on Gladstone Road to view
the young stars in action. It promis-
es to be quite a matchup.

“Who knows where. these play-
ers will eventually end up playing
some day? At least you can look

“back and say ‘hey I remember
‘ when:so and so played a key role’
for their respective team.

So while you may not have had
the opportunity to view the players
from days gone by perform last
weekend, you have a chance to see
the future stars when they com-
pete for the coveted Htle next
week.

You'll be surprised to see the
‘level of enthusiasm exhibited, not
just from the players but from their
parents and family members as

‘they try to take over the coaching .

chores‘on the sidelines. _

‘And for those who are guilty of.
interfering, please.allow the coach-
es to do their jobs. The players are
simply too young to be distracted
by all of the plays that are hurled
at them from every direction.

The players have to learn now
that the coaches are the ones they
have to:respond to on the court -
not the parents.

Bahamian football star blazing o on field, in classroom

_ Mt By RENALDO DORSETT

opportunity. to play at: that level
he would be able to compete with
some of the best,” he.said. “Playing
in the US was always a dream of
his because he was intent on learn-
ing the fundamentals of the game.
The great thing about Justin is he
knows he has a long way to go so
he is still developing every game
and he wants to get better.”

Campbell said his son is prov-
ing to be an attractive recruit to
many of the top universities in the
US because of his performance on
the field and in the classroom.

“The fact he does'so well in the
classroom I think makes him more
attractive to some of the schools
because a few of the schools that
have shown him interest have
mentioned that specifically in their
letters that his performance in both
areas is a definite benefit,” he said.
“He knows if he doesn’t do well
academically he cannot play and if
you do not do well they will sit you
out for four games so that has
forced him to keep a particular
GPA.”

At Victory Christian, Campbell
is the roommate of another
Bahamian standout, Clyson Beck-
ford, who excels on the hardwood
in basketball.



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‘Pacman’ hopes to return soon

f By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)
— Suspended Cowboys corner-
back Adam "Pacman" Jones
has completed the inpatient

‘ portion of his NFL-ordered

alcohol treatment and has
returned to. Texas, where he is

hopeful of soon being able to

rejoin the team.

Jones’ attorney, Worrick
Robinson, said the player is
handing personal matters while
waiting for commissioner Roger
Goodell to determine if Jones
will be reinstated and be able
to play again this season or in
the future.

"He's using this t time to focus
on himself and focus on his pri-
orities, which is to stay commit-
ted to the program he started,"
Robinson told the AP late

. Tuesday night. "He's re-estab-

lishing his life in Dallas with this
program being a priority."
Jones was suspended indefi-

nitely last month for violating

the league's personal conduct

- policy. The commissioner.said;
‘then that the suspension would
_ be a minimum.of four.games.........

and that he would evaluate the
situation after that time.

The fourth game was Sunday,
and Jones took part in a pro-
gram in the Boston area during
the month while he wasn't play-

-ing.

Robin said:there has "not
been any timetable for when a
decision will be made by the
commissioner."

Only six weeks after being

reinstated from a 17-month sus- .

pension because of repeated
legal problems, the cornerback
was involved in an alcohol-relat-

ed scuffle Oct. 7 with one of his - .
bodyguards at a private party

at an upscale Dallas hotel. The

Cowboys had employed the

bodyguards to try to keep Jones
out of trouble.

The league said: then that
reinstatement would depend on
strict compliance with treatment
plans and an evaluation by
"clinical experts." -

In an interview Tuesday on
the NFL Network, Goodell said
he would be hearing later this
week from professionals who
have been evaluating Jones
over the past month.
The.commissioner said.a

decision with respect to Jones'
status would be made “some
time in the coming days."

Robinson said Jones will be
establishing an outpatient rela-
tionship in Dallas as he contin-
ues with his program.

"He is staying true to his pro-
gram, but he is also a 25-year-
old young man who is a profes-
sional football player and.he
would like to return to his fam-
ily, which is the Cowboys,"

‘Robinson said. "He and I-have

had several discussions that the
only thing he can control is what
he's doing and how he's
addressing his personal issues,
and the rest of that is out of his

control."

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
said last week that he would
welcome Adam Jones back to
the team if he's reinstated and
didn't expect it to be a distrac-
tion if the player returned.

"No, not if he's adhering to
the kind of things that .he has -
to: address," the owner. said.
"He was a hard worker, hard
practicer and certainly con-

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@ By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer_.

BOSTON (AP) — It was
quiet — too quiet — in the
Boston locker room before the

game. On the floor, the Celtics |

managed to replace Kevin Gar-
nett's intensity just fine.

"Not having a great player

out there, you definitely miss
him," point guard Rajon Ron-
do said after Boston beat the
New York Knicks 110-101 on
Tuesday night while Garnett
served a one-game suspension.
"But we tried to go out tonight
and get the ball moving and
that's what we did. ... A lot of
guys got shots."

Starting in place of Garnett,
Brian Scalabrine hit a3-point-
er with 1:14 left to help Boston
recover after its 15-point,
fourth-quarter lead -was
trimmed to four. Paul Piercé
scored 22 with eight rebounds,
Kendrick Perkins had 16 points

and eight rebounds and Rondo: °

had 15 points, eight boards and
seven assists.

> "It was kind of a different
atmosphere in the locker room,
a little bit quieter than usual,"

Pierce said. "Thank goodness
we were able to take up the
slack for one game and get the
win. '

Wilson Chandler scored 23,
and Zach Randolph had 18
points and eight rebounds for
New York. The Knicks tried
to muscle their way closer in
the Atlantic Division — they
were called for three technicals

— but instead lost to Boston |

for the seventh consecutive
time.

"T'm just real curious to see
what those guys will be saying
if we weren't in a basketball
league and didn't have refer-
ees," Knicks forward Quentin
Richardson said. "I mean, it
wouldn't be the same story. I
mean, they are the world cham-
pions and rah, rah, rah, but the
tough part I don't factor.

"I come from a neighbor-
hood where you can say what
you want to say, but until you
do something, it don't mean
nothing."

Garnett did not miss a game.

last season until Jan. 27, when
he began a nine-game stint in

» street clothes because of an

abdominal strain; the Celtics

were 9-2 in all without him dur-
ing their NBA championship
run. But he was suspended for

throwing a punch at Milwau- ,

kee's Andrew Bogut on Satur-
day and forced to sit out one
game.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers
decided to start Scalabrine, the
little-used big man, rather than
pull Leon Powe off the second
unit and upset his rotation.
Powe scored 14 with seven
rebounds off the bench and
played most of the fourth quar-
ter, but Scalabrine came back
in with 1:50 left after the
Knicks used runs of 11-2 and 5-
0 to get to 103-99.

Pierce hit one of two free
throws to make it:a five-point
game, then Scalabrine hit a 3-

pointer from the left corner..
Scalabrine also hit back-to--

back long jumpers in the third,
one of them a 3-pointer, for his
only other baskets of the night.

"He played good defense
and hit two big 3s and, I just
feel good for him," Celtics
guard Eddie House said. "He

‘got his number called and he

was ready. He was a true pro-
fessional."

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Tuastay’ s game in Boston...



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Thursday, November 20

Detroit at Boston (8 pm
EST). The Pistons and Celtics
renew their rivalry when Allen
Iverson and crew visit the

. defending NBA champions.
Kevin Garnett returns from a .

one-game suspension for
Boston.

‘STARS |

Tuesday

— LeBron James, Cavaliers,
had 31 points, eight rebounds
and four assists in a 106-82 vic-
tory at New Jersey, leading

Cleveland to its eighth straight -
‘win. ;

. — Pau Gasol, Lakers, scored
a season-high 34 points and Los
Angeles rebounded from its
first loss of the season with a
116-109 victory over Chicago.

_— Danny Granger, Pacers,
scored 34 points in’a 113-96 vic-

Hawks, losers of four straight

dfter.a.6-0 start Sig ene Boi Lat we!

y

-. SOMETHING TO SMILE

ABOUT
. Dirk Nowitzki scored 32
points and Dallas never trailed
in a 100-83 rout of Charlotte,
delighting owner Mark Cuban a

day after he was charged with

insider trading.

With Cuban sitting along the
baseline, as animated as usual,
the Mavericks toyed with the
lifeless, undermanned Bobcats

‘in their second'consecutive win.

Charlotte fell behind 15-0

while playing again without top .

scorer Jason Richardson (knee).

The Bobcats didn't score until
nearly seven minutes had
elapsed in a woeful perfor-
mance’ that kept them winless
against Dallas.

WORTH THE HYPE ..

Greg Oden ‘and Derrick
Rose, the past two No. 1 draft
picks, both had big games’ as

_their teams lost Tuesday night.

Oden, the top selection in

~ tory over the slumping Atlanta -.'2007had® 22pdints and 10°” '

rebounds for Portiand in a i11-

106.defeat at Golden: State. — —

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the best night of his five-game
NBA career. Back. from

- injuries, he went 8-for-12 and

played 30 minutes through foul
trouble as the Trail Blazers lost
their seventh straight in Oak-
land. Rose, chosen first by
Chicago in June, led the Bulls
with 25 points and nine assists in

a 116-109 loss to the Los Ange-

les Lakers,

SUPER SUB

Starting in place of suspended
Kevin Garnett, little-used big
man Brian Scalabrine hit a 3-
pointer with 1:14 left to help the
Boston Celtics seal a.110-101
victory over New York after
their 15-point, fourth-quarter
lead was trimmed to four. Gar-

, nett was disciplined for throw-
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--days when he reached. 11,000.
points with. the Los. Angeles

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was surprised. I thought it was a

ridiculous suspension," Boston
coach Doc Rivers said before
the game. "I just want more
consistency from our league."
Rivers said Garnett was hit in
the face twice from the side and

‘he flailed out.an arm as a reflex.

"TI guess that. constitutes a
punch," he said.

YOUNG GUNS
LeBron James replaced Kobe
Bryant as the youngest player in

.NBA history to score 11,000
points. James (23 years, 323°

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Trail Blazers.

CAPITAL COLLAPSE

The Washington Wizards
dropped to 1-7 with a 94-87 loss
to Miami, the franchise's worst
start since 1999, Dwyane Wade
had 19 points, 10 assists and six
rebounds for the Heat, leading
six scorers in double figures as
Miami beat the Wizards for the
second tite 1. ve days.

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FOREIGN second home
owners in the Family ee
have expressed “shock” a
real property tax increases
caused by the 2008-2009
Budget changes, which have
been defended by the min-
ister of state for finance.

Zhivargo Laing, at a
recent Bahamas Financial
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SEE page 6B



Recession going
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painful’ this time

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

THE current economic reces-

sion will be “particularly
painful” for the Bahamas, a
leading banker has told Tribune
Business, because the downturn
in the US economy - whose for-
tunes are inextricably linked

with those of this nation - is like- ©

ly to be deeper and longer-last-

ing than previous contractions:

Answer Sunderji,. Fidelity
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Bahamas ‘in a real bind’ Thompson
over ‘marginal’ resorts

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he. Bahamian
hotel industry’s
“marginal prof-
itability” has made
this nation’s
largest industry “vulnerable” to
the downturn-induced mass lay-
offs witnessed in the past week,
a leading economist telling Tri-
bune Business yesterday: “The

country has got itself in a real.
bind and getting out of it is not

going to be easy.”
Ralph Massey, the Bahamas-
based economist who played a

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‘vulnerability’ to economic downturn

* Economist criticises former PM’s ‘fantasy
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key role in putting pasted the
influential Tourism Taskforce
on Trade Liberalisation report
in 2003, said the Bahamian
hotel industry’s woes and sub-
sequent staff unemployment

were being exacerbated by the
issues addressed in the report -
high operating costs structure,
low productivity and poor edu-
cational grounding. :
Adding that “for better or

‘worse, its main industry is

tourism”, Mr Massey said the

‘Bahamas’ failure to address the

weaknesses cited in the report

- SEE page 4B



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Unionist: Economy’s ‘flawed foundations’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL ©
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian economy’s foundations
are “flawed” due to its regressive tax system
and the fact “we are pricing ourselves out of
the market” on tourism, a veteran trade
unionist said yesterday, in urging the Gov-

ernment to cape an income tax sys- "
* tem.

Arguing that it was unfair that the current
import duty system required middle class
and lower-income Bahamians to “pay a
higher percentage of their salary in taxes
than a guy making a higher salary”, Hued-

‘ley Moss said it was imperative that living

costs be ‘kept down for visitors and Balan:
ans alike.

“We believe the foundations of our coun-
try are flawed, and if that is flawed, it does
not matter what type of furniture or fix-

short, sharp shock, where it con-
tracted and then rapidly recov-
ered.

Rather, it seemed set to be
an ‘L- -shaped’ recession, where
the US economy contracted-and
then, instead of rebounding
quickly, continued to bump
along the bottom for some time
without entering a new Srowth
cycle:

“I think we’re going to have

derji said.

“This time, the recession: is.
not going to be very short,
where there is a:sharp drop and
rapid recovery, but more ‘L- |
shaped’ like Japan’s [in the
1990s], where there was a sharp
drop in economic activity and
it stayed there for some years.
It’s going to be particularly
painful, this one.”

. Any ‘L-shaped’ US recession
would be especially bad news
for the Bahamas, given its
dependency on tourism and the

of visitors to this nation come
from the US.

That would indicate a much
deeper and longer-lasting US
recession than previous down-
turns, such as the one triggered
by the September 11, 2001, ter-
ror attacks, which were of the.
short-sharp shock variety.

Given that there is usually a
six-month lag between events
in the US and their subsequent
impact on the Bahamian econ-
omy, it now appears likely that
it will be the 2010 first half at

SEE page 9B

* Bahamas ‘pricing itself out of the market’ on tourism,

and hurting tourists and visifors 4]
tax.system that keeps costs high

* Call for income tax

tures are put in the building,” Mr Moss told

Tribune Business.

“It is flawed because we are largely
dependent on tourism..We all agree that is
a yery competitive industry, and we are

basically pricing ourselves out of the mar- .

ket.
“We don’t aderstand that we have a
regressive tax system in place. We are rely-

_ing on the middle class and the lower class

to pay the bulk of the Government’s taxes.”

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pricing ourselves out of the market. We are
not giving value for money, and simply
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wholesaler Thompson Trading
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tor, Tribune Business was told
yesterday, with agency shop
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Huedley Moss, the Bahamas
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The office, which will
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was Officially opened by
| developer Roger Stein, with

the project set to start during

the second quarter of 2009.

The $867 million New

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Mr Stein. The office open-

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Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Film Studios’ owner
and chairman yesterday told Tribune
Business that the Supreme Court had
thrown out a damages and breach of
employment contract claim filed
against him by one of the project’s
three founding partners.

Ross Fuller, in an e-mail sent to this
newspaper, said Supreme Court Justice
John Lyons had thrown the action filed
by the late Paul Quigley out on
November 12, 2008, having been
informed about this development by
his attorneys, Lennox Paton.

Marco Turnquest, the Lennox Paton
attorney representing Mr Fuller and



PRIME MINISTER HUBERT INGRAHAM

the Bahamas Film Studios, said yes-
terday when contacted by this news-
paper that while he understood the
action had been thrown out, he had
not been present when it occurred. '

The Lennox Paton attorney who had
attended court was now on holiday,
and Mr Turnquest said: “That [the
default judgment] has been set aside
and the injunction set aside. That’s as
much as I know.”

Mr Quigley had filed the action
against Mr Fuller and the Bahamas
Film Studios in March 2007, initially
seeking an injunction to prevent the
former from taking proceeds worth up
to $1.6 million out of the Bahamas if
he was successful in selling the pro-
ject to other investors.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 3B

Mr Quigley subsequently is under-
stood to have obtained a default judg-
ment for a sum between $ ..8-$2 mil-
lion, but both that and the injunction
have now been set aside.

Tribune Business reported last year
how, in documents to support his case,
Mr Quigley had alleged that ‘the
Bahamas Film Studios project had
been undercapitalised from the start.
He was then “left alone” to run the
project after his two fellow partners,
Hans Schutte and Michael Collyer,
pre-deceased him in April 2005 and
December 2004 respectively.

Mr Quigley alleged that he had
“invested a substantial portion of my
net worth in the company” to keep
the Bahamas Film Studios operational,



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Film Studios action dismissed by court

charging some $160,000 worth of
expenses to his credit card, mortgaging

‘ both his and his mother’s house, using

up his savings and selling his car.

Mr Fuller took over the project after
Mr Schutte’s death, Mr Quigley
alleged, but their relationship broke
down in 2006, leading to Mr Fuller
sending him an e-mail telling him he
had been dismissed as an officer and
director of Gold Rock Creek Enter-
prises, the Bahamas-incorporated
holding vehicle for the Bahamas Film
Studios.

Separately, Tribune Business has
been told that Mr Quigley’s estate had
indicated earlier this year that they
may not pursue the action against Mr
Fuller or the Bahamas Film Studios.

PM leads speaker list
for Business Outlook

PRIME Minister Hubert

Ingraham will deliver the
keynote address at the
Bahamas Business Outlook
scheduled for January 15, 2009,
focusing on strategies for a
strong economic rebound.
Joan Albury, president ‘of

‘The Counsellors, the seminar’s
organisier, said the Business:

Outlook will place a strong
emphasis on strategies for mov-
ing ahead and putting collec-
tive Bahamian talents togeth-
er to effect positive change in
the aftermath of tough eco-
nomic problems affecting not
just the Bahamas, but the
world.

“There is no doubt that
economies around the world

and, certainly that of the
Bahamas, are being shaken by
the double blow of the melt-
down in the sub-prime mort-
gage market and constantly
fluctuating oil prices,” she said.

“We also accept that both of
these developments are fuelling
the rising cost of consumer

items. That is the reality, and

it is understandable that peo:
ple are concerned.

“Tt is not our intention, how-
ever, to focus on what has hap-
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to help our economy and indi-
vidual businesses to rebound
for the benefit of Bahamians
generally. The Bahamas Busi-
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reflect our company’s optimism
that there is hope. There is
much we can do to realise that
hope, but we must be willing
to stop the hand-wringing at
this point and put our shoul-
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annual Bahamas Business Out-
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he helped produce five years
ago “makes the country more

-vulnerable” to a global eco-
nomic downturn and the prob- -

lems experienced in the past
few weeks.
High global oil prices, which

fed into Bahamian electricity -

prices and airline ticket fees,
“makes the Bahamas more
marginal, because global travel
becomes more expensive, and
in a recession all travel becomes

expensive.

“The Bahamas is in a posi-
tion where it’s got a great loca-

tion, great natural resources, ©

but it’s a very high cost country
and you don’t have high quality
service.”

If anything, the 800 lay-offs
at Atlantis appear to have con-
centrated minds among the
remaining staff, if what Mr

. Massey told Tribune Business

yesterday is anything to go by.

Recalling a meal his wife and
some of her friends enjoyed at
the Paradise Island resort last
week, he said: “They noticed
an incredible increase in all the
service at an Atlantis restaurant
within the last week. They left a
larger tip [as a result].”

Criticising the development
models employed by previous
governments, and especially the
former Christie administration,
Mr Massey said developers had
increasing:,’ become reliant on
sales of surrounding land for
real estate development as the
avenue to generate their profits,
given that the main hotel com-
ponent’s profit margins were so
minimal.

As a result, huge tracts of
Bahamian land had been allo-
cated for mixed-use resort

_developments in the hope that

some would come through to
create Bahamian jobs.

“You get this fantasy world
that Perry [Christie] was in,
where they [the developers]

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er profits at the front-end, and
they’re going to get out of the
business as rapidly as possible,
because the hotel is not prof-
itable enough.

“Until hotels down here can
be profitable in and of them-
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estate gains and all the ancil-
lary land products, that is not
real development.”

Mr Massey said the so-called
‘anchor property’ strategy, as
developed by successive FNM
and PLP administrations, had
involved “trying to put one mas-
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education system.”

The Tourism Taskforce’s
2003 report compared a Nassau
hotel with properties in the
Caribbean with ,similar sizes,
occupancy rates and average
daily room rates.

The report said “the real
shocker” was that gross oper-
ating profits for the Nassau
resort were just 9 per cent, com-
pared to 22 per cent for the
Caribbean resort and:35 per
cent for the US resort, placing

the Bahamian hotel some 59 __

per cent and 74 per cent below

_ their counterparts.

In addition, the Nassau
hotel’s room payroll was 40 per

_ cent greater than the Caribbean

hotel’s and 17 per cent greater
than that for the US hotel, with
food and beverage payrolls
some 25 per cent and 17 per
cent greater.

- Food and beverage expenses
in Nassau were some 183 per
cent above the equivalent for
the US hotel, something the
report said reflected the “high
cost of pilferage and waste”,
with utility and mechanical costs
some 114 per cent higher. And
that was before this year’s BEC

_ price increases.

All this had impacted the rate
of return on investment for
Bahamian hotel operators, with
the return on the Atlantis casi-
no during its first year in oper-
ation standing at 10 per cent,
compared to the’average 17.1
per cent for 11 Las Vegas casi-
nos.

All this adds up to a high-
cost, inefficient and low pro-

§ = ductivity hotel! sector that puts it

at a competitive disadvantage
against. its regional and global
rivals. °-

And in the current context,
Mr Massey yesterday said the
situation in the Bahamian hotel
industry was likely to get worse,
as “I don’t ihink we’ll see where
the bottom is until we roll

“through the Christmas season,

get through the year-end and
get into those Spring bookings”.
















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BUSINESS

MEMBERS of the BFSB’s Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee (I-r) : Wendy Warren, Suzanne Black (chair), lvylyn Cas sar, Venetia Gibson

BFSB to celebrate
10th anniversary

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) is mark-
ing its 10th anniversary with a
celebration of-the people, part-
ners and the pursuit of excel-
lence within the industry.

Initiatives planned to com-
memorate the occasion includ-
ed the launching of a banner
on Shirley Street, a radio and
' television show, and — to cap
off the celebrations - a Cock-
tail Reception and Silent Auc-
tion on November 22nd.

BFSB Board director and
anniversary committee chair,
Suzanne Black, said: “Given
these challenging times, I think
it’s important that we stop and

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recognise our accomplishments.
We hope and would encourage
all financial industry partici-
pants and friends of the indus-
try to join the celebrations.”
Wendy Warren, BFSB’s
chief executive and executive
director, added: “BFSB has
been so privileged to assist in

‘the development and marketing

of the financial services industry
for 10 years.”

She explained that any suc-
cess achieved was as a result of
the partnership between the
public and private sectors, and
their determination to improve
the business environment in the
Bahamas. "BFSB is very thank-

ful for the stakeholders of our
‘ financial services sector; they

contribute so much, many times
without being asked and with-
out complaint,” Ms Warren
added.

The sponsors for: the

-November 22 event include

Abaco Beach Resort & Boat
Harbour, Antonius Roberts
Studios, Bahamasair, Bahamas
Business Solutions, Bahamas
Ferries, Bimini. Bay Resort &
Marina, British Airways, British
Colonial Hilton Nassau, BTC,
Café Matisse, Coin of the
Realm Limited, Colombian
Emeralds International, Cus-
tom Computers, Emerald

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. Airline, The Skin Centre

and Windermere Day Spa &
Salon.

The BFSB, a private-public
partnership, officially began
operation in July 1998. Cur-
rently, it has more than 160
members from banking, trust,
investment advisory services,
insurance and investment fund
administration, as well as legal,
accounting and management
professionals.:

For a complete list of BFSB
members, visit www.bfsb-
bahamas.com

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Unionist: Economy’ S BIFDerry S shares drop
‘flawed foundations’

FR countries that offer the best val- system, the Governme:nt’s rev-
OM page 1B ue.” enue raising mechanisims would
become fairer, more progres-
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Mr Moss added that by

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implementing an income tax













a year, that would not solve our
problems because Americans
are only spending money in the

needs.
“Unless the Government
. realises the importance of keep-
ing costs down for visitors and
our own people, we are always ..
going to be experiencing what
we are now experiericing,” Mr
Moss said.

He added that clespite the
reduction in global. oil prices,
the cost of utilities. and other
products had not come down,
implying that many in the busi-
ness community had - in his |
eyes - used the increase as a
cover to increase prices.

The Government has tradi-
tionally been reluctant to imple-
ment an income tax in the
Bahamas, largely due to the
major cultural change this
would require, change in col-
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A BURBERRY store window displaying some of their trademark goods in London Wednesday. The British
luxury goods company Burberry Group PLC Tuesday reported a 13 per cent rise in first half net prof-
it, but its shares dropped as it said second-half business was proving more difficult, particularly in the
United States. Burberry, known for its distinctive beige plaid, posted net profits of 74.8 million pounds
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Tax bill
FROM page 1B

were “shocked by how high the
bill was compared to last year”.
She wondered if there was any
plan by the Government to
revisit the issue.

Mr Laing said that although
the $35,000 cap formerly in
place had been removed, no
other major tax structure

changes had been implement-:

ed.

The minister explained that

one possible explanation for the
increase was that many of the

tourists and sales of the company's handijags, from 449.1 million pounds.

‘shock’
SNnoc

homes had not undergone a val-

ation process for a while.

“Therefore, when they would
have done the valuation recent-

_ly, their property value was

higher and so the bill that they
would receive would be higher
as well,” the minister said.

Mr Laing added that any
change to the fee structure
would have to made at Budget
time, as the Bahamas was

dependent-on: that projected:

revenue-to- meet its obligations,

which continue to increase.
Further, he pointed out that

the Government could not sim-




(AP Photo: Alastair Grant)

G
:

ply change its policies to pro-
vide relief for second home
owners and not extend the same
relief and courtesy to Bahamian
homeowners.

“We have Bahamians whe
are asking for relief on their real
property tax as well,” he said. !

Mr Laing said it was likely
that the only way the Govern-
ment could consider a change
was if there was a realistic pro-

:posal that-would clearly justify

lowering the tax requirements,
since it would have to raise rev+
enues in another way to Com
pensate for this.

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CAPE ELEUTHERA - MAINTENANCE-MECHANIC |

Developer of the 4,300 acre Cape Eleuthera Resort in The Bahamas
is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Maintenance
Mechanic. The resort includes a 55 slip marina and 19 units operated
under a hotel management arrangement. The associate will be
responsible for the physical maintenance of the resort properties

‘vehicles, heavy equipment including on-going equipment preventative
- maintenance programs. Candidates must have mechanic maintenance

experience with at least 2 years working experience with certification
on Diesel and Gas engines.

P} : j = dk 0 Pp off e Gi; es to Experience in the following areas is also preferred:
The Tribune

Power generation, diesel engines, water and ice factory experience,
water purification/reverse osmosis and WWTP operations

The Maintenance Mechanic will assist the Chief Engineer on
projects as required. Position requires Bahamian employment
authorization..Please submit resume, cover letter and work
references along with your salary history/requirement.




Shitley & Deweaux Streets
or email: tribune@ tribunemedia.net
c/o Sales Manager.

Please apply in writing to: Skappeler@capeeleuthera.com or Fax
242-334-8507 or PO Box EL 26089, Rock Sound, Eleuthera,
Bahamas.



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THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 7B

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7"

| BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE



| ASSISTANT ENGINEER- MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE
ENERGY SUPPLY DIVISION



ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN — LONG ISLAND

x vacancy exists in the fon Bi Supply Division for Assistant Engineer-Mechanical FAMILY ISLANDS DIVISION

‘Maintenance at the Clifton Pier Power Station. |

| | ,
| R nsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the followin
eee : ; : a A vacancy exists at the Long Island Operations -Family Islands Division for the

i}; « > Maintains maintenance records - re post of Electrical Technician.
|. » Plans and supervises mechanical plant repairs and route maintenance of

_ diesel engines and auxiliaries with the use of schematics and analysts of
operational parameters

Carries out monthly port inspections on all engines during engine
shutdowns

Gives technical advice to subordinate staff as required on mechanical
areas of plant

Prepares and executes budget reports

Orders spares, material and pee etc., through requisitions and local
purchase orders

Prepares monthly reports _

Conducts regular staff meetings

Troubleshoots and repairs on various engine and ay systems to
ensure engine reliability

Carries out engine performance analysis on all engines to increase engine
reliability and availability

Performs a variety of administrative functions e.g., performance
appraisals, training, vacation, overtime assignments, union matters etc.



Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists with preparing cost estimates for persons wishing to connect to the
Corporation’s supply and accompanying technical reports
_Assists with advising local managers on various distribution matters. This
may include visiting various islands to gather information and providing
recommendations to improve operations
- Assists with conducting research and preparing fenotis for various
distribution related activities including coordination of shipping and
receiving of goods to local distribution departments
Assists with the planning and . ‘execution of distribution projects and
_ ensures that there is uniformity in the interpretation of policies related to
the department for local managers
Assists with investigating and recommending customer claims for
damages ‘

vViov VV Y EVV

Job requirements include:

Successful completion of Ordinary Technical Diploma Program
(Electrical) or an Associate degree in Electrical Engineering
A minimum 4-5 years of experience’

Job requirements include:

> Bachelor degree/HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

outa nanan d f di ' d : A good working knowledge of distribution system construction and
oun owledge of diesel engine operon and maintenance operations maintenance and technical knowledge of electrical schematics,
procedures circuitry, and equipment

Ability to make reasonable judgments

Ability to make decisions based on information available

Oral and written communication skills

Ability to read schematics and interpret technical reports and drawings:
Good time management skills ‘

Knowledge of safety procedures and basic mechanical fundamentals’.
Sound knowledge of project management

The ability to read schematic diagrams and written and verbal
communication skills

Proficiency with specialized tools, such as meggars, digital meters and
voltage detector meters

The ability to operate heavy-duty equipment to assist roving crews during
barging

VVVVVVV Vv

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an 1 Application Form to:
The Manager — Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker Road, P. O.’Box.N-7509 - Nassau Bahamas on or

before: Monday, November 24, 2008.

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application
} Form to: The Manager — Human Resources & Training Department,
| ‘Bahamas ‘Electricity: Corporation," Blue’ Hill :& Tucker Road, P. O. Box
{ 'N-7509° - Nassau “Bahamas' ‘on: or ‘before: Monday, November 24, 2008.

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE ~



MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN
FAMILY ISLANDS DIVISION

_ FAMILY ISLAND MANAGER — NORTH/CENTRAL ANDROS .
‘FAMILY ISLANDS DIVISION °

A vacancy exists in the Family Islands Division for the post of Family Island Manager-North/
Central Andros.

; RS : ;

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

A vacancy exists in the Ceppancn? for the post of Moctiatical Technician (Special Projects),
Family Islands Division.

Responsibilities of the position inelade but are not limited to, the folowing:

“e Oversees the local operations and takes an active part in dealing with ;
administrative and technical problems..Reports regularly to the AGM-Northern
Bahamas.

“se Performs administrative duties for the protection of the corporations’ assets

such as power stations, lands and buildings etc. also administrates cost control
ee (local contracts), er pendinire accounts, collection of accounts and
anki

“ Installs and maintains an accurate and efficient metering system at the
customers point of service and ensures proper and timely billing of consumers
collections and preparation of bank deposits.

“ Operates and maintains generation and distribution systems in a safe, reliable
and economical manner, while maintaining, accurate and efficient protection
systems for the corporation’s generation and distribution systems that fall under
the Operation.

“se Operates the systems in such a manner as to maximize systems availability and
minimize the length of any outage to the customer.
“se Ensures system controls for both generation and distribution’system operations

to optimize customer service and satisfaction while minimizing the cost of
operating the’ systems.

“Prepares the annual business plan and budgets for the local operations and
assists with the preparation of other long-term plans for the local operation.
“se Provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the activities and ;

performance of the operation so that the degree to which the operation is
achieving its objectives and adhering to corporate policies is known.

3 Maintains adequate area staffing through BI-annual review of the organization
and recommends necessary recruitment. Implements Corporate and FID
performance standards and ensures they are achieved. Recommends specific

‘ training/development needs for staff.

“se Manages subordinate staff, administers discipline, conducts performance

appraisals and recommends increments/performance incentive payments.

Responds to forced outages and corrective maintenance occurrences in such a

manner as to minimize downtime and forced outages.

o,
~e

Job requirements include:

Bachelor degree/HND in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
qualifications 7 years experience in generation repair and maintenance
operations and/or 7 years in distribution construction, repair and maintenance
operations ;

Good judgment and sound reasoning ability.

Good time management skills

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to interpret technical reports and drawings

Sound knowledge of distribution and transmission systems and their planning,
and operations ‘

Sound knowledge of safety procedures

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Me eo ee ee eo /

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~~

Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical defects is on the power plant
equipment. This oe the use of schematic, and the analysis of
operational parameters (i.¢., temperatures, pressures, etc.)

Performs routine maintenance and major overhauls on generator sets and
auxiliaries. This includes a range of mechanical tasks such as: qualifying
or pee various, and equipment installation and assembly, which
usually requires precision alignments

Plans mechanical based jobs. This includes the preparation ofa proposal
(including budget, funding, materials) liaison with vendors (domestic and
international) a out prices, product validity and shipping arrangements,
and the co-ordination of mechanical tasks with peers/ subordinates

Leads related staff members and contractors by giving instructions, and
reviewing and inspecting completed work to ensure adherence to
specifications and quality controls

Leads related staff in the maintenance and repair of mechanical/electrical
sea auxiliaries and land and buildings. This involves cleaning,
overhauling, calibrating and testing tasks performed on various gas
turbines, motors, generators and other plant equipment, and station
building repairs and fuel systems. It also involves performing technical
a sow land and building duties e.g. fuel line work self/contract land
building

Crordinates the delivery of fuel to Family Island Stations by maintaining
fuel supply statistics and liaising with vendors to arrange shipments
Prepares technical reports with regards to the performance of plant
equipment and assignments. This includes reports such as: defects report,
performance, and assignment progress reports

Job requirements include:

Successful completion of Ordinary Technical Diploma Program (Plant
Mechanics Fluids and Hydraulics)

A minimum 4-5 years of experience

Knowledge of electrical, schematics, circuitry and e ment to maintain
and repair electrical and auxiliary equipment as nee

Ability to interpret various plant systems.and equipment schematics in
terms of mechanical function

Knowledge of Excel and AutoCAD software for statistical reports
components and technical drawings

Proficiency with specialized tools, statistics such as: precision line
measuring devices (e.g., micrometers, dial gauge indicators, etc.),
machining tools, and equipment specific tools e g., hydraulic bolt
tensioners, etc.)

Basic planning management skills

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to: The Manager
— Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill &
Tucker Road, P. O. Box N-7509 - Nassau Bahamas on or before: Monday, November 24, 2008,

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to: The
Manager — Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill & Tucker Road, P. O. Box N-7509 - Nassau Bahamas on or before: Monday,
November 24, 2008.









PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC CONSULTATION |

Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s Application to

Modify Schedule 1 of its Interim License

The Public Utilities ‘Commission (“PUC” or “the Commission”),
The Bahamas’ regulator of the telecommunications sector, is pleased’
to invite comments on its consultation document on the captioned
application from the Bahamas Telecommunications Cee Ltd. (BTC).

The obje ectives of this public consultation are to:

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

b) indicate the Cominission” s intention for the application eenival
from BTC; and

c) invite comments from the public and interested parties.

_ The Commission is required to exercise its powers and functions in a manner

that is timely, transparent, objective, non-discriminatory and consistent with
the objectives of the Telecommunications Act, 1999, and any other relevant

documents.

‘ The Public Consultation Document can be obtained from the Commission’s

office located at 4" Terrace East, Collins Avenue, Nassau or downloaded
from the Commission’s web site at www.pucbahamas. gov.bs.. Written
comments should be submitted by November 28, 2008 via post, hand delivery,
facsimile or e-mail to:

Mr. Michael J. Syimonctte,
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
P.O. Box N — 4860
Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas - ~

Telephone: 242 322 4437
Fax: 242 323 7288

Email: PUC@pucbahamas.gov.bs.



THE TRIBUNE



Thompson Trading
in Pepsi-Cola talks

FROM page 1B

‘ uling for November 28. Whole-

sale industry sources said it was

|» ~likely to be the Pepsi-Cola deal. .
'. Meanwhile, Mr Moss said

Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas) had
promised to pay the non-man-
agerial staff represented by the
union more than they were enti-
tled to under the Employment
Act and industrial agreement,
and “most of the matters [out-
standing between the two par-
ties] would have been resolved
and settled”.

“The only matter we are con-
cerned with now relates to the
agency shop dues for all non-
managerial staff,” Mr Moss told
Tribune Business yesterday.

““We’ve spoken to Pepsi, met
with them and let them know
that aspect of the industrial
agreement is non-negotiable.
The law requires them to pay

- it, and there ought to be some

closure to this concern.”
Agency shop dues involve the

practice, agreed between the

employer and union, where the
former collects union member-
ship fees on behalf of bargaining
unit employees via salary

TEACHING VACANCIES.

The Anglican Central Education Authority
invites applications from qualified Teachers

for positions available.

Two (2) MUSIC TEACHERS

3 Only qualified Teachers, with Bachelor or.

_ Master Degrees from an accredited University
or College and Teaching Certificate need apply.

For further details and application form, please .
contact the Anglican Central Education |
Authority on Sands Road at ferephone (242)

_322-3015/6/7.

Letters of application and/or completed

application forms with copies of required
- documents must be sent by Friday, December
- 5th, 2008 to the Anghean Education
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- The Director of Education.
Anglican Central Education Authority _
P.O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas



deductions, then remits that
amount to the union.
’ When asked how Pepsi’s
management had responded on
the union dues issue, Mr Moss:
told Tribune Business: “They
did not say yes or no. They
attempted to persuade me not
to pursue that.

“Their position was: ‘We
intend to give the workers more
than they are entitled to’. But

‘you have a statutory responsi-:

bility to pay agency shop dues.
We are watching that closely.”
When contacted by Tribune
Business for comment yester-
day, a Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas)
executive, who requested
anonymity, said all matters
between the union and the com-
pany had been passed on to its
attorneys. They refused to
divulge who the attorneys were.
Still, Mr Moss said: “For the
most part, we are pleased, and
the membership is pleased, with

- the way this thing is going. The

severance package is being paid
in accordance with our agree-
ment. We are not in the busi-
ness of pushing for what we did
not negotiate for.”

He added that between 25-
30 non-managerial staff and
supervisors had already
received their severance pack-
age after Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas)
closed its manufacturing opera-
tions on November 14, 2008,
leaving some 35-45 staff there.
They are set to be terminated

on December 5, when the sales

and distribution operation

_winds down.

Mr Moss and the union had
previously warned Pepsi-Cola
(Bahamas) that unless the com-
pany resolved all outstanding.
labour disputes by October 31,

. 2008, it would seek a Supreme

Court injunction to prevent it
from removing all liquid funds
and assets from this nation.
There appears to have been
no need for this, with Mr Moss
telling Tribune Business that
Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas) had

y...agreed to pay maternity benefits

for-a,xpregnant union member,
along with benefits based on the

. number of years staff had

worked for the company.

The Pepsi-Cola situation,
though, had sent a warning to
Bahamian workers and trade

‘unions everywhere. “It is impor-

tant for people to be making a
profit, and that the bottom line:
is being visibly improved,” Mr
Moss said.
“Tf it isn’t, people should
become concerned because a
company will not be in business
for any period of time if it is not
getting a reasonable return on

their bottom line.”

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Interested persons should submit a résumé and a copy of degree(s) and transcript to:

The Human Resources Manager

c/o: The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
DA 68923
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Deadline: Friday, November 28, 2008.





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Prices drop after energy costs fall

@ By JACK HEALY
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

IN another sign that the
struggling economy continues
to slow, consumer prices tum-
bled by a record amount in
October, carried lower by skid-
ding energy and transportation
prices and new home construc-
tion continued to fall.

The Consumer Price Index,

a key measure of how much
Americans spend on groceries,
clothing, ente.tainment and oth-
er goods and services, fell by 1
percent in October compared
with prices in the previous
month, the Labor Department
reported Wednesday morning.
It was the steepest single-month
drop in the 61-year history of
the pricing survey.

“It’s funny that just a few
months ago everyone was

wringing their hands over infla- .

tion,” said Nariman Behravesh,

chief economist at Global

Insight. “It’s gone. It’s over.”
Energy prices led the decline,

’ falling 8.6 percent in October

as the price of gasoline contin-
ued its steady slide from highs
of more than $4 a gallon. The

costs of transportation fell 5.4 .

percent while clothing prices
fell 1 percent.

“The dominant and common
factor is the. plunge in gasoline
prices, which drove the bulk of
the weakness,” said James
O’Sullivan; United States econ-
omist at UBS. “You’re going to
see huge declines.in a month’s
time in the November reports.
That’s the biggest part of the
weakness.”

A report on the beleaguered
real estate market showed that

‘housing starts fell 4.5 percent

in October, to a seasonally

adjusted 791,000. Housing starts .

last month were 38 percent low-
er than their October 2007 lev-
els. :

Shares on Wall Street were
lower following the reports. The
Dow Jones industrial average
was 108 points or 1.3 percent
Lower, the Nasdaq composite
was 1.8 percent down and
broader Standard & Poor’s 500-
stock index was down 1.7 per-
cent.

Economists said the tumbling
consumer prices offered more
evidence that companies rang-
ing from boutiques to airlines
to car dealerships were begin-
ning to offer deep discounts to
compete for a shrinking pool of
disposable cash. Americans
have tightened their spending
as job losses mounted and easy
credit dried up, and retailers are
bracing for a punishing holiday
shopping season.

“We're looking ‘at a pretty

deep recession now,”
Behravesh said. “All of a sud-
den, any pricing power that
companies might have had is
gone. You’re going to see dis-

Recession going to be
‘especially painful

FROM page 1B

the earliest before this nation
sees the first signs of economic
recovery. °

Mr Sunderji’s analysis is sim-
ilar to that of many US com-
mentators, including Newsweek
magazine, which said the fact
that the US economy was not
responding to the Federal
Reserve’s aggressive interest
rate cuts showed that business-
es and consumers were effec-
- tively ‘maxed out’ on credit, and

needed to deleverage or reduce -

their debt levels.

The magazine also noted the
parallels between the US’s cur-
rent economic situation and
Japan in the late 1980s and
1990s, noting that while initia-
tives such as the US govern-
ment’ s oy billion Pattont

might stave off another Great
Depression, they were unlikely

to unleash another growth

cycle.

All this is bad news for the
Bahamas. Mr Sunderji told Tri-
bune Business: “I don’t see the
pain easing for another 12
months. The tourism industry
is 80 per cent reliant on the US,
and I don’t think holidays in the
Bahamas feature on their list of
things to do.

“T can see it’s going to take us

several months before the US is
in better shape, and consumer
confidence returns.”

Referring to the impact that
last week’s 800 Atlantis lay-offs
were likely to have, coupled
with redundancies at Harbor-
side and other businesses, Mr
Sunderji said: “There’s a direct
correlation between jobs and

NOTICE

NOTICE ‘is hereby given that IPHOXSA DULCIO-JEAN
LOUIS of IMPERIAL.PARK #2, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who: knows any reason why registration/
naturalization. should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 13TH day of NOVEMBER 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CAMBERLEY HOLDINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

is applying to. the Minister -|

the ability to spend money.
“When people get laid off,
lose income and are unable to
meet their basic needs, con-
sumption drops very quickly.
“Jobs get impacted in related
industries, government rev-
enues get impacted and every-
one needs to re-tool their
spending habits and come up

With a plan to survive this very

severe downturn ahead of us.

“We will see it everywhere as
people cut back on purchases
and spending. Each one of these
jobs supports a family, so it’s
going to be difficult for middle
class Bahamians.”

To give an idea of the likely
unemployment increase in the
Bahamas as a result of the
downturn, Mr Smith said: “The
US is predicting unemployment

rates next year of as possibly as ~

high as 8 per cent, and when
they were at 5 per cent we were
at 8 per cent.

“I would not be surprised if
we were up to 12-13-per cent
next year. That’s very possible.”

Mr Smith added that Bahami-
an small businesses were “going

' to take it really hard. The banks

are going to be reluctant to give
them a lifeline. If sales shrink,
the economy falters, they’re not
going to allow you to run up an
overdraft”.

A 3-5 per.cent contraction in
the Bahamian economy, Mr
Smith said, was “conceivable”
for “the remainder of 2008 and
into 2009 right.up to the third
quarter. The economy is begin-
ning to shrink, and unless we
stimulate demand and try to
retain jobs, it could get a lot

Mr Smith added that many
Bahamian businesses and
households were already carry-
ing a lot of debt, and had no
“head room” to. take on more,
especially during an economic
crisis.

counting like crazy going on.
All kinds of sales. You’re going
to see all kinds of prices being
slashed.”

With consumers pulling back,
many analysts are expecting a
difficult Christmas shopping
season. Retail sales, for exam-
ple, were down 2.8 percent in
October from September, and
4.1 percent from October 2007
as consumers pared their spend-
ing.

In Wednesday’s report, even

excluding volatile food and -

energy prices, prices dropped
0.1 percent in October. It was

- the first such decline in more

than two decades and raises the
specter of deflation as the econ-

omy contracts and demand for —

goods and services across the
board plunges. ~

“This month it’s more than
slowing, it’s outright contrac-
tion,” O’Sullivan said. “And
yes, if you extrapolate that, it’s
deflation.”

O’Sullivan added that he
expects core prices, which are
up 2.1 percent this year, to con-
tinue to fall back, but he does
not expect them to slip into neg-
ative territory.

The price of food and bever-
ages edged up in October, and
was still 6.1 percent higher than
the same period last year. Alco-
hol, cereal, meat, fish and
desserts were all more expen-
sive in October while the price
of produce and dairy products
dipped slightly.

And while energy prices fell
sharply in October, they. were











PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, RAQUEL SHONELL mother
of KENDESHA TENAZ SWEETING, a minor, of Seabreeze Lane
in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas intend my
daughter’s name to KENDESHA TENAZ ADDERLEY. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-
'742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

still an unadjusted 11.7 percent
higher than a year ago, thanks
to a long run-up in oil and ener-
gy costs. The decline in con-
sumer prices was just the latest
symptom of an ailing economy.
On Tuesday, the government
reported that wholesale prices
dropped a record 2.8 percent
last month as commodities
prices plummeted on slumping
worldwide demand. Crude oil
prices, which peaked near $150
a barrel this summer, are now
hovering at $55 a barrel, and
the prices for gold, silver and
other metals have collapsed.



~ GN-783

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry Of Transport & Aviation
Department Of Civil Aviation
Publication By The Ministry Of Transport & Aviation
Department Of Civil Aviation
Particulars Of An Application To Operate Scheduled

Air Services

In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 9 of the Civil Aviation
(Licensing of Air Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible
for Aviation hereby publishes the following particulars of the under-
mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services S to and from

The Bahamas.

ait
+ >

a

PARTICULARS sk ipuicirion’

. Application: SKYBAHAMAS AIRLINES. LTD.

. Date of first publication: 20th November, 2008
. Routes: BETWEEN NASSAU ON THE ONE HAND AND ARTHUR’S

TOWN AND NEW BIGHT ON THE OTHER.
. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail and freight.

. Provisional time table:

NASSAU/ARTHUR’S TOWN

ARTHUR’S TOWN/NASSAU

NASSAU/ARTHUR’S TOWN
ARTHUR’S TOWN/NASSAU
NASSAU/NEW BIGHT

NEW BIGHT/NASSAU
-NASSAU/NEW BIGHT

NEW BIGHT/NASSAU

Local Times

09300/1015
1030/1115
1630/1715
1730/1815
0900/0945 ~
1000/1045

Daily

_ 1600/1645

1700/1745

6. Frequency of flights: See above time-table.
7. Type of Aircraft: BEECH 1900 & SAAB340A

Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with
Regulation 10 must be received by the permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Transport & Aviation & the Department of Civil Aviation within fourteen
(14) days after the date of first publication of the Notice.

Signed
HYACINTH PRATT

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on PERMANENT SECRETARY

the 18th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, |



EG CAPITAL MARKETS
a ROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

Bahamas.

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas
Colina.Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital :

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + A Prime + 1.75%
O Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + A 5 T%

19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

HOUSE OF UNITY LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
20 RND Holdings

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 18th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ABDAB

Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund

Colina Money Market Fund

Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

Fidelity Prime Income Fund

‘CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

CFAL High Grade Bond Fund

Fidelity International Investment Fund

FG Financial Preferred Income Fund

FG iclal Growth Fun
cial Diversified Fund —



: 3 1-Oct-08

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
652wk-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 isteek Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
1 Stock Split - Effective Da

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 Vaiue

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



Health insurers
eye reform deal

Bf By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The health insurance industry
said Wednesday it will support a
national health care overhaul
that requires them to accept all
customers, regardless of pre-
existing medical conditions, but
in return it wants lawmakers to
mandate that everyone buy cov-
erage.

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former President Clinton’s
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Monday night. The board
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states. ‘

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tribution to help members of
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— KASSAFINA TOWELS |

The Public Workers’ Co-operative
Credit Union Limited

Education Committee

Presents a Free Seminar

On Health Issues
Speakers: Dr. Cyprian A. Strachan on Medical Health.)
Dr. Wendy Stuart on Oral Health | ~~

Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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-
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Special giveaways to first twenty persons.

Refreshments will be served!!! :

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of the trade group. “We’re
going to provide all the techni-
cal background that we have .
assembled, all the experience
we’ve assembled at the state
level, and we’re going to work
very hard with members of
Congress on both sides of the
aisle. We want to make sure
that whatever reforms are
advanced, no one falls through
the cracks.”,

Obama’s health plan‘calls for
a health insurance exchange, a
sort of government-run shop-
ping center where customers
could go to select from private
plans or a plan administered by
the federal government.. Any
insurer that wants to participate
in that exchange must accept all
customers regardless of pre-
existing health conditions, such
as diabetes or heart disease.

Insurers will want to partici-
pate in the exchange because
government subsidies will make
it easier for millions of people to
buy coverage from them. But
the insurers say that experience

‘in the states shows the cover-

age guarantee often made it
harder for people to find coy-
erage. That’s because insurers
raised premiums to. meet the
expense of covering all appli-
cants with chronic health con-
ditions. | i

“They ended up making the
problem much worse,” Ignagni
said of the state efforts. “The
data-is clear about the need to
have everyone part of the sys-
tem.”

Analysts say Massachusetts
is an example where the cover-
age guarantee has worked well,
but it’s also a state that requires
everyone to buy health cover-

_age or suffer a tax penalty.

Some key Democratic law-
makers have already expressed
support for an individual man-
date. The concept was a center-
piece of Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton’s health care plan. It
was also part of the blueprint
offered last week by Sen. Max
Baucus, chairman of the Sen-
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MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES



Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq
ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville
which is situated in the southern district of New Providence
located on this property is an approximately 25yr old single
family residence comprising of approximately 1,162 sq ft &
consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living, dining room
& carport. The land is on a grade and level; the site appears to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways
around the premises. The yard has chained linked fencing at the sides and back.

ss Appraisal: $149,016.00

Traveling East Street South, turn right at porky’s service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th corner on the right (Raynell
Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.



Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT
NO. 1, BLOCK NO: 45, ,

SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet’
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch
on the upper level is Bpproximnatnly 148sq. ft. There is also a.water cistern under the dining room floor area. -All utilities
and services available.

“Abpraeah $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores. |



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WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300
sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known
as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the
Eastern District of the Island of N¢w Providence, Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
residence with an attached effici¢ncy (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living
area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building
is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the
house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining
room, family room, powder ‘oom, utility room, breakfast
nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided
by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation

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_ enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective

age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with
improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located
in the backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with
metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

\ Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right

onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side
painted beige trimmed white.



Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral
Harbour
/

_ All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot #
186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways,
situated in the western district of New Providence. Located
on this property is a single family residence comprising of
approximately 2,482 sq. ft. of enclosed living space consisting
of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living,
dining, family &-utility rooms with office (loft), the residence
is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic doors the
land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy





rainy periods.

Appraisal: $427,726.80
Take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the ‘canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive. the
subject property will be the Ist house on the right side painted all white.



KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main ‘entrance to:
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
, withgarage.



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DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land
is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt
shingle roof and L-shape in design: with a total length
of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ‘ceiling i is sheet rock and
the.floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 1 2, BLOCK 3, MILLAR? S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s

Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr.old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375.sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment +
complex. The land is ona grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern. sides.
Appraisal: $239,500,

Traveling west on 1 Carmichael Road,-enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately chee Topps Laundromat: Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around ‘the:ourve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is ‘the 9th building on the vont before-the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white. .

Vala ey —~

Bogue North Eleuthera. All-utilities and services available.







Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New °



Lot No. 3 Yamacraw , Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being
lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
.Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-’
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land
is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
/sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
/ during annual heavy rainy periods of the year...
Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw -
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, ‘the said subdivision situated
in the southern. district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2- bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and: an approximately
Qyr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the

‘ "year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete, walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides



: and back.
_ Appraisal: $202,225.40

Traveling south om East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on -the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.



Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No.

217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

All that lot of land having an-area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
said subdivision situated in the Southern. District. of New
Providence Bahamas. ‘Located on this property is a structure
_comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence

consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living ‘space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
‘appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.

Appraisal: $127,988.00

Traveling south on East Street tothe junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision, go all the way.to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left (sapodilla blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right pees yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.



ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera,
this site encompasses a commercial building consisting of a restaurant and disco thet is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which
includes male. & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining:room, commercial kitchen and storages inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda,
752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building i is central air-conditioned. ‘ i

Appraisal: $490, 671.00

This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly.of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower

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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft.; and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth Tt;
outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 ‘hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Caridon Limited and,running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utlities and services available. . :
3 : APPRAISAL: $51,421.00








ISLAND HARBOUR BEACH, EXUMA

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour
Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The
property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view

of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00 ~



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing { acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement

‘of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is

bounded. and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by. the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 huhdredth ft. This property having an: area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00 i

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

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LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham’s Pond and. Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by-Lot No. 3B and
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot-No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running
thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs.and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach.: This neighborhood is zoned residential development and.is quiet and peaceful with a topoatany of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed
with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00





MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA :
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and
designated “F” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Goridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the
main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this
neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography’ of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

For conditions of sale and other information contact

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LOT NO.2 MORIGOLD FARM SUBDIVISION

sq. ft. being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as
Marigold Farm Subdivision, the said subdivision situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence and located
Lumumba Lane North off Marigold Road situated on
the property is a 6year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living,
dining, kitchen and utility room. The Land is on a grade
and level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open
from the front but has chain linked fencing at the sides
and back. ‘

Appraisal: $197,107.60
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right
onto Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject properly.® is about the eight house
on the right hand side of the road.



Lot No. 7, Dick’s Point Subdivision

All that lot of land having an area of 17,555 sq ft, being
lot # 7, of the subdivision known as Dick’s Point
Subdivision, situated in the eastern district of New
Providence.Located on this property is a 40 yr old 1

ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 4-bedrooms
3-bathrooms, living, room, foyer, dining room, family
room, kitchen, laundry & utility room. special features;
stepped-up masier bathtub with coral stone facing on
wall, marble tiles in foyer & open beam timbered living
room ceiling with octagonal window in living room. The
building appears fo be structurally sound but is only in
fair condition with additional repairs needed. Also located
on this property is a 2-storey building under contruction
which is about 60% complete. This building will comprise
2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living-dining & kitchen with an enclosed floor area of 2,073 sq..ft. & a 1-storey guest
apartment building also under construction which is 65% complete & comprising of 1-bedroom, 1-bath, living-dining
room & kitchen. ther is also a 2nd guest apartment with 1-bedroom & 1-bathroom. floor area is approximately 1,225
sq. ft. of living space. Landscaping includes a grass lawn. other improvements consist of patios partially bordered with
concrete walls, boat ramp, reinforced seawall, & boundary enclosures which includes concrete walls.
Appraisal: $645,000.00



Heading east going pass the Montaqu Ramp, take the Ist corner left with sign saying Dick’s Point. Go around the bend

& the property will be the 2nd on the left painted white trim white with splash of green in certain areas.

HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated in the settlement of
Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island, and
comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and
is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level.

This site encompasses a 35yr structure. A simple
style home consisting of two bedrooms, one
bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. the
home however is consisted of 2 separate,
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete
construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction
all amenities are to the property such as electricity,

water, cable and telephone.



Appraisal: $67,000.00. °
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.:

LOT NO. 359, ELIZABETH :
ESTATES

All that lot of land being Lot No. 359,
in the subdivision known as Elizabeth §;
Estates situated in the eastern district of
New Providence, Bahamas & having an
area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located
on the subject property is a 22 year old
single family residence comprising of
approximately 871 sq, ft of enclosed
living space consisting of 3-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen &
laundry room. The land is flat but appears _
to be sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low |
. shrubs, flowering & fruit trees :



Appraisal: $123,425.00

Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates —
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right — St. Vincent
Ave. the subject property will be located on the next corer on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white.

Lot No. 3, Block 8, Derby Subdivision Freeport

- All that lot of land having an area of .26 acres, being Lot # 3, Block 8, Unit 3, of the subdivision. known
as Derby Subdivision, situate on ihe, Island of Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

Appraisal: $65,000.00
This property is located on Henny Terrace & about 500 yards from Casuarina Drive & 150 yards from the
Queens Highway. All service & utilities included. The subdivision is zonned as single family residential.

LOT NO. 6, BLOCK 2, MILLARS HEIGHTS

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights,
the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi
family / single family. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow -
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

APPRAISAL: $355,000.00

Travelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The
subject property will be on the left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a. patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways
through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured
as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The
said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.

Appraisal: $41,275.00 \

For conditions of sale and other information contact

All that lot of land having an area of approintately 5,638 .

storied residence comprising of approximately 3,368 sq. '



Lot No. 5, Block 20 Millar’s Heights

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq,
ft, being Lot 5 block 20, of the subdivision
known as Millar’s, the said subdivision situated
in the southwestern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an
approximately 19 yr old single-storey duplex
apartment consisting of approximately 1,524
sq. ft. of enclosed living space with two 2-
bedrooms 1|-bathroom, living, dining rooms &
kitchen. Ventilation is by wall air-conditioning
units in the bedrooms. Minor repairs needed.
The land is on a grade and level; however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainyperiods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area &
walking pathway. The yard is inclosed with chain linked fencing at the back & southern sides, with low
wall in front



Appraisal: $182,536.00 : .

Traveling west on carmichael road, go pass the intersection of faith avenue heading towards Bamboo
Shack. Take the corner opposite Bamboo Shack where washhouse is located. Heading south all the way
through, the subject property will be the 3rd on the left side after passing the 3rd corner painted yellow
trimmed green.

Lot #4 J ackfish Drive, Golden Gate #1




LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS,
“LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq
ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage
& running back 200 ft at its most is located
within the Stella Maris Subdivision in North
Long Island one of the Island of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Located on
this property is a 6yr old split level residence
consiting of approximately 3,058 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space with 2-bedrooms, 2-

-bathroms, living, dining & tv rooms, kitchen & breakfast room; also a garage which serves as a laundry

room. There is also attached to the home a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled patio.

Appraisal: $658,000.00.

“(LOT NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE)
ELEUTHERA

‘All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of
about 34,210sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12
year old single storney home comprising of 4
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining,
breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room, with

: a total living area of approximately 2,342.06.

| Property also includes a double car garage, and
front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately

655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well ae with crab grass, fiascos

and some y Eat trees. *

“Appraisal: $229,426.00

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the-area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original,
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal
conditions.

Lot No. 1010 # 1011, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot # 1010 & 1011, of the subdivision known as
Pinewood Garden, situate in the, southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject

property is a foundation of a proposed structure. the land is on a grade & level; however the site appears
sufficiently elevated to disallow flooding during’ heavy’ rainy periods,

Appraisal: $140,000. 00
Travelling from East Street south, take Sappodilla Blvd then turn onto Pigeon Plum St heading south, the
subject property is located on the corner of Pigeon Plum & Cordia Street.
Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
Hills Estates, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property

is vacant land and is zonned residential - single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards

Appraisal: $65,000.00

’ Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to Hillside

Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right on orange
Blossom Ave & the subject property is‘the 2nd on the left side.

Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract “A? &
being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and
services available.

Appraisal: $65,832.00

This property is situatedat Spann Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto-Point Soyth Eleuthera
district.

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot'No. B and
is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.

Appraisal: $290,000.00

Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property
on the left hand side of the road near the pond.

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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES

Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the | subdivision
known as . Westridge Estates
| Addition. Situate in the Western
: District on the island of New
Providence,

Located on the subject property is
» a newly con-structed single storey
_. structure comprising 6,000 feet of
‘living space with a three Car
Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths
study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first.
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on ‘the right
hand side of the road.



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Lot 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK

Located an this 4,200 square feet
single/multi family. property is a
20-year-old building of T-111 wood
with concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198 square feet
of enclosed space. The structure
was formerly used as a retail
store and storage facility.
Directions: From Golden . Gates
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after.
passing Farmer’s Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close) subject by the fourth property on the —
Right white trimmed black.

Appraisal: $136,000.00

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LOT #1440 GOLDEN GATES. Appraisal: $335,000.00








. Located on this 6,000 square. feet
property is a split level single family
dwelling comprising four bedrooms,
two and a half bathrooms, living and
dining rooms, kitchen and TV room.
Attached to the main house is two
one bedroom. apartments.

Directions: ‘Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church, Cedar
Way, then take first corner on the right, Tagaerine Street: Subject will be about the second on
the right hand side of the road.

_ ROPERS ERDOHROEROENOOEROOHOOHDORD

#7 MALCOLM ROAD

Lot 18, House #7, Malcoim Road
West having an area of 5,000;
square feet. Existing thereon is.
a 40-year-old split leveled |
residence divided into five (5) :
one bedroom, one. bathroom
apartments, four located on the
main floor and one on the upper
portion is made of durock and is

about 50% complete. The?
building is in fair condition and
is ia: SEFiousS need of

‘| maintenance.

Directions: From Baillou Hill Road Hbadiid South pass S.C. McPherson
| School, take Maicolm Road heading East. Pass the first corner on the left to
House #7 painted white trimmed green.

POBMOKCHOREORGOEUSORSORHAEHEEREOH

Lot 20 COOPER’S TERRACE —_ Appraisal: $91,000.00

OFF KEMP ROAD

The property has a total
area of approximately
4,550 sq. ft. Located on the
subject property are 2
structures. Building © 1
comprise an approximately
25-30 year old single family
residence consisting of
approx. 937 sq. ft. of living
space with 3 . bedrooms
with closets, 1 bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
porch.
Building 2 comprises a single storey building of poured concrete
foundation approximately 20 years old. Floors are tiled; ceilings are sheet
rock with standard plumbing and electrical fixtures. The building appears to
| be occupted as a residence having an area of approximately 283 sq. ft.
‘DIRECTIONS: Take Kemp Road heading north, turn left on to Cooper’s
Terrace go about midway through, subject will be located on the left hand
side oF the road.







Appraisal: $156,747.50







PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT
ELEUTHERA

Appraisal: $112,105.00













All that piece, parcel or lot of
sland 2,743. feet East of the
+ junction of the Palmetto Point
road and main Eleuthera
Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-
year-old single storey concrete
structure of approximately 832
square feet of enclosed floor
) space inclusive of shop space
a and rest room facilities. |

HROCRDOED OER OEROORSOERDENDOEROEH

ELEUTHERA
Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY

|

‘Appraisal: $101,023.00



Located on this ate: of 5, 500 square feat is a 20-year- dtd
single family residence of approximately 1,635 square feet of
‘living space, Included in this home is three bedrooms, two
‘bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The house is in need
of repairs.

RIGHASSHANSHRHSEPATHRHHRHEMEHSRTORS

EXUMA |
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS.129 &.130..,
EXUMA. BARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673, 075. 00°



is

: located on Kingway Road and:
developed with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is

The subject property is

a residence comprised of 3,645 square feet of living
accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry
and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of
600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket fencing
and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.

SROATHARHDEHHSHHSEHHEHREHREDOHHO HS

EXUMA
BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665

The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square
feet and the lower floor
comprises 460 square feet. All
plumbing and electrical rough .
work has been completed. The block work i is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.

Appraisal: $220,180.00



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com
or
PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077
E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com

Send bids to Fax:.356-3851 or P. O. Box N-7518 Rosetta Street,



Nassau, Bahamas





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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



MUST SELL

FREEPORT



Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit: 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
Appraisal: $718,000.00

FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA



Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom afd two bathrooms per unit,

SPSTSHERORRSEKRSSHKHTOCHEKSERHSEKRROHRBOE

Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION, .
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00



All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year. old duplex. structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining
room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage cioset.. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
_chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foat
wali, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate. ‘

HOCHSOASORHOAURETHOREROUSOARORHD

Lot 7 Block 8 - BAHAMIA SECTION IV
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $799,560.00

Located on the property of 1.08 acres
that has been zoned for multifamily.
development are four buildings: A, B,
C and. D. Houses A’ and B. are
positioned along the road. and they
face each other. Houses C and D are
located to the rear of the building and
are facing. each other. The
constructions of Houses A and B are
Jjust,about completed, houses C and D
are incomplete. The lot is enclosed
with chain linked fence except along
the front where a concrete wall is
erected. A concrete driveway (also
used for parking and about the centre
of the lot) leads from the road and
runs through the middie of the yard
separating House A and B.

Each building contains a total area of ;
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet, inclusive of the entrance
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

Each house contains an entrance
porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet space.

POSRSGRLSOHTOHROSHROSHROHROSEMEERTS

Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2 7
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT Appraisal: $54,000.00

The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi- fen zoned.





FREEPORT



Lot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA
REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION
Appraisal: $290,000.00

FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA



Situated on this property of 12,500 square feet is a 36-year-old
quadroplex apartment building containing two 2 bedrooms and 2
bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit
contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen.

”

ROEROHROOPROEROEN OCHO OTROEROENOD

Lot 4 Block U BAHAMIA SECTION 1

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $348,721.00

The property has four unequal
sides for a total area of .
approximately .38 | acres.
Located on the subject
property is a-split leveled
structure | — comprising
approximately 4,427 square
feet of enclosed living space.
The space consist of five
bedrooms, three bathrooms,
kitchen, living room, dining
area, two Bahama rooms, a double car garage and laundry area. :



SPERISPRSPROTHKOEPESHROEROGHRETROE

Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00



Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the
cul-de-sac, Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear

boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear

road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one
point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of
125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is an incomplete building of a proposed
single storey house. The living space is approximately 3,228 square
feet; inclusive of foyer, livin Lasers sasnusi shes rooms, kitchen, breakfast

nook;.four bedrooms, threé bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study Ane ample: closet aid storage Space.

BOKKRORKRORHHOHHOERHORSOENSERHERHO
”

Lot 14, Block 1
DERBY SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT Appraisals $112,680.00

Lot 14, Block 11 Derby
Subdivision. Located on the
subject property of 11,259
square feet, is. an incomplete
single” storey single family
house of approximately 1,008
square feet of enclosed living
_space. The space consist ‘of
one bedroom, one bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen. There
_ are porches at the front and
rear entrances. |












-FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com
ols

PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077
E-mail philiowhite@scotiabank.com
Send bids to Fax: 356-3851 or P. O. Box N- Leas RCOksisl ais) Sas ae Nassau, OCU





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sharply lowers forecasts, hints of rate cut

i By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Federal Reserve on
Wednesday sharply lowered its

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projections for economic activ-
ity this year and next, and sig-
naled that additional interest
rate reductions may be needed
to help combat the worst finan-
cial crisis to jolt the country in
more than a half-century.

With the economy forecast
to lose traction, or even jolt into
reverse, unemployment will

‘ move higher, the Fed predicted.
Facing the likelihood of "sig- °

nificant weakness" in the econ-
omy, some Fed officials sug-
gested "additional policy eas-
ing could well be appropriate
at future meetings," according
to documents from the Fed's
most recent closed-door delib-
erations on interest rate policy
at the end of October.

At that October 29 session,
the Fed ratcheted down rates
to one per cent, a level seen
only once before in the last half-
century. Many economists pre-
dict the Fed will lower rates
again at its last meeting of the
year on December 16, to help
brace the sinking economy.

Even while hinting that
another rate reduction could be
forthcoming, Fed officials wor-
ried that the effectiveness of
previous rate cuts "may have
been diminished by the financial
dislocations, suggesting that fur-
ther policy action might have
limited efficacy in promoting a
recovery in economic growth,"

‘the documents said.

’ To help ease financial turmoil



FREEPORT

| Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2



GREENING GLADE |
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

35 of an
acre property is a sixteen-

Located on this

TERT

year-old single

bedroomis,

3,016 square feet.

residence comprising four |
two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. The
total area of living space is

family

Appraisal: $254,355.00





and spur banks to lend money
more freely again to customers,
the Fed has taken a series of
other unprecedented steps,
including offering short-term

cash loans and buying up ,

mounds of short-term debt that
companies rely on to pay day-
to-day expenses like payrolls
and supplies.

Economic

Under its new economic fore-
cast, the Fed now believes gross
domestic product could be flat
or grow by just 0.3 per cent this
year. GDP could actually shrink
or expand by 1.1 per cent next
year. Both sets of projections
are lower than the Fed's fore-

casts delivered to Congress in

» July.

GDP is the value of value of
all goods and services produced
within the U.S. and is the best
measure of the country's eco-
nomic health.

The forecasts are based on
what the Fed calls its "central
tendencies," which exclude the
three highest and three lowest
forecasts.made by Fed officials.
The Fed also gives a range of all
forecasts that showed some Fed
officials projecting a 0.3 per cent
dip this year, followed by a
deeper one per cent contraction
next year.

The prospects for weaker

“economic activity will push up
unemployment. The Fed pro- :

jected that the national unem-
ployment rate will rise to
between 6.3 per cent and 6.5
per cent this year. ‘The rate in
October was 6.5 per cent, and
last year the rate averaged 4.6

’ per cent.

Next year, the Fed expects

the jobless rate to climb to
between 7.1 per cent and 7.6
per cent — also higher than its
summer forecast.
_ Inflation, meanwhile, is
expected to be lower this year
and next compared with the
Fed's previous forecast. A glob-
al economic slowdown is sap-
ping demand for energy, food
and other commodities, driving
down prices and reducing infla-
tion risks.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
MUST SELL

ita

Lot 36 SUNRISE PARK SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Appraisal: $95,000.00

Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00



Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

| apt 9, VILLA MARTINIQUE CONDOMINIUMS
| FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA __ Appraisal: $125,000.00





The unit is a one bedroom flat consisting an open area living and
dining room, bedroom, kitchen, linen closet and bathroom. The total
living area is approximately 660 square feet. The porch has an area of
approximately 75 square feet.



The property has a total area of approximately .28 acres or 100 by 125
feet. Located on the subject property is a Duplex apartment building.
Apartment 36 A contains a total of approximately 1,526 sq. ft. of living
space. The space consist of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living
room, dining area, a den and laundry area. \

Apt. 101 - FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUMS
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA _ Appraisal: $62,000.00



The unit is a one bedroom unit consists of a living and dining room,
bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a laundry room facility on
each floor, a common swimming pool, and fencing with an electronic
gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the —

‘subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is

approximately 897 savers feet.

.

DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11, 250 sq. ft. and is in a
single family residential area.



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail Hea mr ree LEU eer

or

PHILIP WHITE © 502-3077
E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
Stal bids to Fax: 356-3851 or P. O. Box N-7518 Rosetta Street, Nassau, Bahamas



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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Floridians to reduce Christmas spending

. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)
— ’Twas the month before
Christmas and all through the
mall, not many Floridians were
shopping, their wallets were
small.

Tough economic times are
forcing Florida consumers to
drastically cut back on plans for
holiday spending, according to
surveys conducted in Septem-
ber and October by the Uni-
versity of Florida Bureau of
Economic and _ Business
Research. More than 500 con-
sumers participated each month
in the telephone survey. The

polls have a margin of error of ©

three per cent..

“The 2008 holiday season will
be one of the worst for retailers
in decades. In sharp contrast to
previous years,. decreased
spending intentions were
reported across all income
brackets,” said Barton Weitz,

executive director of the David :

F. Miller Center for Retailing
Education and Research at UF.



Consumer plans for spend-
ing fell as the holiday shopping
season grew Closer. The Sep-
tember survey showed a 38 per
cent decrease from last year,
from $1,328 per resident to
$824. The average dropped
again in October to $802.

The bad news extended to
shopping malls, which can
expect a 15 per cent drop in the
number of consumers planning
to shop there, compared with
2007. Online shopping is
expected to drop by one per
cent.

Gift cards, however, continue
to appéal to consumers, with
more than 60 per cent indicat-
ing they will spend the same or
more for them than in 2007, the
surveys showed. Constimers,
however, are staying away from
buying gift cards from retailers
having financial difficulties,
Weitz said.

Department and specialty

stores will be vulnerable to
downturns in sales, but dis-

counters such as Wal-Mart and
Target may have opportunities
to lure middle and high-income
shoppers into their stores, Weitz
said.

Stores selling luxury items
will suffer, Weitz said, adding
that for the first time since 2003,
high-income households,
defined as those making more
than $100,000 a year, expect to
decrease spending. He said data
only exists for the last five years.

“A lot of these people had
speculative investments,” Weitz
said.

Last year, high-income: con-
sumers had planned td spend
$2,490, compared with plans
this year for $1,624.

Retailers may be able to sur-
vive the disappointing holiday
season by maintaining slim
inventories and holding down
operating costs.

But Weitz was not all gloom
and doom.

“Next year, the holiday peri-

od will be better,” he said.

GN-782

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry of National Security
Police Department |
PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

By Order of

The Commissioner of Police
~- The Royal Bahamas Police Force
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

WHAT:

An assortment of:

Bicycles, motor bikes, scooter, televisions, videos, amplifiers,
receivers, stereos, radios, cassettes, DVD players and speakers,
household items, tools, jewelry, telephones (cell and other),

handset, miscellaneous items, car parts, play station and related
games, electronic items:.. as set our below under schedule of
items being auctioned.

LOCATION:

Basketball Court
Elizabeth Estates Police Station

Eastern Division
Prince Charles Drive
Nassau, Bahamas

TIME:

Until Auction time at the site.

Terms: *

10:30am - Saturday - November 22nd, 2008
Preview and Inspection from 9:00am

All items Sold Where Is As Is For Cash, Cashier’s Check or

current Bank Guarantee Letter. No purchase(s) will be released

~ until paid for in full. Where a deposit is required, the s same is
non refundable.

Any and all Notices or amendments by Auctioneer on said’ Auction Day whether

written or verbal shall supercede this or any subsequent advertisement.

) For further information contact I.G. Stubbs at 322-2028 or 393-1616 or Fax: 328-

8086 or Email: igstubbs@coralwave.com

GN-781

> GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry of Finance
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby notified that a Public Auction will be conducted by the
oe Department on un-entered goods at the places and times listed
elow:-



1. Customs Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, 1st December’
2008, 10am to 12 noon.

2. Bahmar/Cavalier, Bay Street, 1st December, 2008, 2pm - 4pm.

3. Bae ae Lynden Pindling International Airport, 2nd December |

4. i Warehouse, John F. Kennedy Drive, 3rd & 4th December,

5. Union Wharf, Bay Street, 5th December, 2008.
6. Marsh Harbour Dock, Abaco, 8th December, 2008.

7. Governor’s Harbour Dock, Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, 10th
December, 2008.

8. Smith’s:Bay Dock, Smith’s Bay, Cat Island, 12th December, 2008.
The above goods will be sold under the Provision of Section 43 of The
ial Management Act and the auction wl commence. at 10:00 a.m.

aily.
A list of the goods to be auctioned can be viewed at Customs Headquarters,
Thompson Boulevard, Customs Warehouse, John F. Kennedy Drive, Air
Freight, Lynden Pindling International Airport, and the various docks.
The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids tendered.

Financial Secretary

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 17B



GN-780

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

- Judicial And Legal Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRESIDENT
BAHAMAS INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to
the post of Vice-President, Bahamas Industrial Tribunal, Office of the Attorney
General and Ministry of Legal Affairs.




i

ies ay
SR,



Applicants must be a Counsel and Attorney called to The Bahamas Bar who
(0) previously practiced thereto as Counsel for a period of not less than ten
10) years.

The successful candidate shall assist the President in performing the following:

(a) hearing and determining trade esputee within an essential service or
in non-essential service;

(b) registering industrial agreements relating to an essential service or a
non-essential service;

(c) hearing and determining matters relating to the registration of such
agreements;

(d) hearing and determining any other matter brought before the Tne!
in accordance mn the Industrial Relations Act.

The salary of the Boat is in Scale JL8 Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00)
per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments. Application
forms may be obtained from the Department of Public Service, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting and Augusta Streets. They must be returned, complete with
original qualifications and documentary proof of relevant experience, to the
Secretary, Judicial and Legal Service Commission, Office of the Judiciary,
Ansbacher House, East Street no later than the 5th December 2008. .

. VACANCY FOR REGISTRAR GENERAL

-REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL &
MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS ~

Applications are invited from suitably qualified officers to fill the position of
Registrar General within the Registrar General’s Department, Office of the

| Attorney General and he Ministry of Legal Affairs. .

Requirements For The Post:

a) amember of at least five (5) years standing of the English, Irish,
Scottish or Bahamas Bar, or of the Bar of any other country of the
. Commonwealth to which a. member of The Bahamas Bar is admitted
without examination; or

b) at least (5) years practice as a solicitor in England, Ireland or Scotland,
or in any other country of the Commonwealth in which a member of
The Bahamas Bar is permitted to practice as a solicitor without
examination.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE, who will also be deemed to be the Registrar’

of Records, will report to and advise the Permanent Secretary on matters
relative to the overall administration of the Department.

e Implementing and enforcing in the Department all legal requirements
under the relevant laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas nee
of the following:-

1) Conveyance and Law of Property Act

2). Companies Act

3) International Business Companies Act

4) Registration of Business Name Act

5) Registration of Records Act

6) Copyright Act

7) Trade Marks Act

8) Marriage Act

9) Financial and Corporate Service Providers Act
10) Industrial Property Act

e Overseeing the daily administrative functions of the Department inclusive -
of:-

Accounts.

Human Resources

Births & Death Registration

Births & Deaths Section

Business Names

Central Registry . ef a
Copyright ,

Deeds & Documents
Financial and Corporate Service Providers

Industrial Properties ees
Management Information Services, and eee

Marriages
‘

e Advising the Minister when necessary on draft laws, regulations and
procedures and participate, when required, in various governmental fora,
locally and internationally.

&

Ceo s

Arr TQS
_—“

—
a

e Assisting with matters relative to the licensing of Marriage Officers for
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and as necessary, Pe the
duties of a Marriage Officer.

¢ Performing duties of Inspector of Financial & Corporate Service Providers
through overseeing the inspectorate of Financial and Corporate Services
Providers staff and licensing and inspecting of licensees.

° ee duties of Registrar of Copyright and overseeing the Copynght
ection

The salary of the post is in Scale JL12 - $51,550 x 700 - $57,150.00 per
annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments. Application
forms may be obtained from the Department of Public Service, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting and Augusta Streets. They must be returned, complete with
original qualification and documentary proof of relevant experience, to the
Secretary, Judicial & Legal Service Commission, Office of the Judiciary,
Ansbacher House, East Street & Bank Lane, no later than 5th December,
2008.



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Big Three automakers beg for $25bn lifeline

@ By JULIE HIRSCHFELD
DAVIS

Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) —

Detroit's Big Three automak-
ers pleaded with Congress
Tuesday for a $25 billion life-
line to save their once-proud
companies from collapse, warn-
ing of broader peril for the
national economy as well.

_It was an uphill battle, with
the plan stalled on Capitol Hill
amid opposition from Repub-
licans and the Bush administra-
tion. But congressional leaders
worked behind the scenes in an
effort to hammer out a com-
promise that could speed some

- aid to the automakers before

year's end.
The executives of Chrysler

LLC, Ford Motor Co. and Gen-
eral Motors Corp., as well as
the United Auto Workers
union chief, were pleading their
case Tuesday afternoon before
the Senate Banking Commit-
tee. A House panel was, to hear
from them Wednesday.

Majority

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
said Congress might have to
return in December — rather
than adjourning for the year this
week, as expected — to push
through an auto bailout.

"Dealing with the automo-
bile crisis is a pressing need. We

are talking about a lot of people
... and a great consequence to

our economy," said Hoyer, D- °

Md. "Obviously we are going

Legal Notice

NOTICE -

ROBESPIERRE INVESTMENT LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

to be back here, we think, in
December."

. The financial situation for the
automakers grows more pre-
carious by the day. Cash-
strapped GM said it will delay
reimbursing its dealers for
rebates and other sales incen-

tives and could run out of cash .

by year's end without govern-
ment aid.

In the Senate, leaders were
focusing on a plan favored by
the White House and GOP law-
makers to let the auto industry
use a $25 billion loan pro-
gramme created by Congress in
September — designed to help
the companies develop more
fuel-efficient vehicles — to tide
them over financially until Pres-.
ident-elect Barack Obama takes
office. ;

* However, House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and oth-
er senior Democrats, who count
environmental groups among

. their strongest supporters, have
vehemently opposed that.

approach because it would
divert federal money that was
supposed to go toward the
development of vehicles that
use less gasoline.

Instead, they want to draw a
separate $25 billion for the

industry from the $700 billion
Wall Street bailout — bringing
the government's total aid to
the car companies to $50 bil-
lion.

A Senate vote on that-plan,
which would also extend job-
less benefits, could come as ear-

ly as Thursday, but aides in both

parties and lobbyists tracking
the effort privately acknowl-
edge it doesn't have the sup-
port to advance. Treasury Sec-
retary Henry Paulson renewed

. the administration's opposition

on Tuesday.
Even the car companies'
strongest supporters conceded

“Tuesday that changing the

terms of the fuel-efficiency loan
program might be the only way
to secure funding for them with
Congress set to depart for the
year and the firms in tough
financial shape.

Retooling

"While I believe we have to
have retooling going into next
year, if in the short run the only

.way we have to be able to get

some immediate help is to take
a portion of that, I would very
reluctantly do that — but only

’ because I believe President-

elect Obama is going to be
focused on retooling and on a
manufacturing strategy next
year," said Sen. Debbie
Stabenow, D-Mich.

The White House said the
government shouldn't send any
more money to the struggling
auto industry on top of the
already-approved loans.

“We don't think that taxpay-
ers should be asked to throw
money at a company that can't
prove that it has a long-term
path for success," said White
House Press Secretary Dana
Perino.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-
Ky., the minority leader, said
that redirecting the existing
loans was "a sound way to go
forward," and that he was work-
ing with Democratic Leader
Harry Reid of Nevada to set a
vote on such a plan.

"The auto industry obviously
is ‘very important, very impor-
tant to my state, but there is a
way to do this," said
McConnell, who has two Ford
plants and a GM plant in his
state.

Paulson, testifying on the
House side, defended the

- administration's handling of the

massive $700 billion bailout for
the financial industry and said it
should remain off-limits for

Detroit, no matter how badly’ ’
the automakers need help.
"There are other ways" to
help them, he'said.
At the same time, he testi-
fied, "I think it would be not a

* good thing, it would be some-

thing to be avoided, having one
of the auto companies fail, par-
ticularly during this period of .
time."

Industry

The industry mounted a
feverish lobbying effort.to
secure funds they said were vital
to their survival — and the
health of the broader economy.

In an e-mail marked "urgent"
and sent to owners of GM vehi-
cles, Troy A. Clarke, president
of GM North America, pleaded
with them to e-mail their rep-
resentatives in the House and

, senate in support of a "bridge

loan" for the industry — and
ask their friends and family to
do the same.

"Despite what you may be

hearing, we are not asking Con-
gress for a bailout but rather a
loan that will be repaid," Clarke
said in the message.
_ That argument could be vital .
as bailout fatigue threatens to
sep support for the carmaker
aid.

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 6th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
Â¥ is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

_NICOLAN NA SYSTEMS CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of NICOLANNA SYSTEMS CORP. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
‘the mens has therefore been struck off the Repister

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
'- (Liquidator)

> Legal Notice

NOTICE

TESSA RESOURCES LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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Bahamas.

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LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has

been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off

the Register.

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j the 4th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
| is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, |

I Bahamas.

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THE TRIBUNE



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Paulson and Bernanke defend $700bn bailout

@ By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Treasury Secretary Henry Paul-
son expressed fresh reservations
Tuesday about tapping a $700
billion bailout pool to provide
mortgage guarantees to help
stem soaring home foreclosures.

Paulson and Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke
defended their management of
the bailout programme on Capi-
tol Hill,.just one week after the
administration. officially aban-
doned its original rescue strate-
gy of buying rotten assets from
financial institutions.

The US has "turned a cor-
ner" in averting a financial col-
lapse, but more work needs to
be done to get things back to
normal, Paulson told the House
Financial Services Committee.

He again cautioned against
using some of the bailout mon-
ey to provide guarantees for
mortgages at risk of falling. into
foreclosure, but said the admin-
istration will look for ways to
provide foreclosure relief.

In a break with the adminis-
tration, Federal Deposit Insur-
ance Corp. Chairman Sheila
Bair, also testifying before the
panel, pressed anew for using
$24 billion of the bailout money
to help some American house-
holds avoid foreclosure. As
foreclosures mount, the gov-
ernment is "clearly falling
behind the curve," she warned.

Paulson also said that

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want.

"I don't see this as the pur-
pose" of the bailout pro-
gramme, which is intended to
stabilize jittery financial mar-
kets and get lending flowing
more freely again, which even-
tually should help revive the ail-
ing economy, Paulson said.

Focusing the bailout pro- |

gramme on infusing billions into
banks — and possibly. other
types of companies — to pump
up their capital and bolster

' lending to customers was

deemed a faster and more effec-
tive approach to stabilizing the
financial system than the origi-
nal centerpiece of the plan,
Paulson said.

Buying financial institutions’
toxic debts would have required
a "massive commitment" of the
bailout money, Paulson told the
panel. As economic and finan-
cial conditions quickly wors-
ened, it became clear that the

first installment of the money .

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pose "simply isn't enough fire-
power," he said.

It's crucial that the adminis-
tration be nimble in assessing
changing conditions and adapt
the bailout strategy accordingly,
the Treasury chief said. "If we
have learned anything through-
out this year, we have learned
that this financial crisis is unpre-
dictable and difficult to coun-
teract," Paulson said.

Last week, Paulson changed
course and said the government
would not use any of the $700

- billion to buy bad assets from

banks. That had been the focus
of the plan Paulson and
Bernanke originally pitched to
lawmakers.

"There is no playbook for
responding to turmoil we have
never faced," Paulson said. "We
adjusted our strategy to reflect
the facts of a severe market cri-
sis."

But lawmakers worried the
administration was sending con-
fusing signals to taxpayers and
Wall Street investors. "We all
understand that when condi-
tions on the ground change, pol-
icymakers must be agile enough
to adjust to those changed cir-
cumstances," said Rep. Spencer
Bachus, R-Ala. "But changing
too quickly, without adequately
explaining why you've changed
or what you're going to do next,
risks sending mixed signals to.
a marketplace that is in dire
need of certainty and a sense
of direction."

Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa.,
compldined about the adminis-

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Going forward, the ability of
Treasury to use the bailout pro-
gram for capital injections and
to take other steps to stabilize
the financial system — including
any actions needed to prevent
the disorderly failure of a major
financial institution — "will be
critical for restoring confidence
and promoting the return of
credit markets to more normal
functioning," Bernanke told the
panel.

Paulson said the department
will focus on rolling out a capi-
tal injection program to pour
$250 billion into banks in return
for partial ownership stakes in
them.

Treasury also will search for
new ways to boost the avail-

ability of auto loans, student

loans and credit cards, which

have been become harder to get

due to the credit crisis.
Specifically, the department

’ along with the Federal Reserve,

is exploring using some of the
bailout money to bankroll a
new loan. facility designed to
help companies that issue cred-
it cards, make student loans and
finance car purchases. Paulson
said he expected putting up only
a "relatively modest share" of

the bailout money for this facil-

ity.
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ment has pledged $250 billion





for banks and has agreed to
devote $40 billion to troubled
insurer American International
Group— its first slice of funds
going to a company other than a
bank. That leaves just $60 bil-
lion available from Congress'
first bailout installment of $350
billion.

Paulson said he is not plan-
ning to initiate another capital
injection program beyond those
already announced. Thus he's
unlikely to tap the remaining
$350 billion before the Bush
administration leaves office on
January 20. That would mean
the incoming administration of
President-elect Barack’ Obama
would decide whether and how
the money should be spent.

The idea behind the capital

injection program is for banks
to use the money to rebuild
reserves and lend more freely
to customers. However, banks
do have the leeway to use the
money for other things, such as
buying other banks, paying div-
idends to investors or bonuses .
to executives. That has touched
a nerve with some lawmakers.

Locked-up lending is a prime
reason why the US is suffering
through the worst financial cri-
sis since the 1930s. All the fall-
out from the housing, credit and
financial crises have badly hurt
the economy, which is almost
certainly in recession, analysts
say.

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Gordon contributed to this
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Delay’s photo of two terrified girls separated
from family in Congo’s chaotic war leads to a
search for their relatives. This is his account.

BH KIWANJA, Congo

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Pro-
tegee carried her sobbing niece
on her back as they searched for
relatives in a sea of people in east-
ern Congo, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.

' An Associated Press photo-
graph of the girl — using her
filthy T-shirt to wipe the tears
from her face as 3-year-old
Reponse glung to her neck and
wailed — prompted hundreds of
e-mails from people around the
world hoping to help them.

I returned to Kiwanja on Sun-
day to try to reunite the girls with
family and even succeeded in
finding them. But it turned out
that not all problems in Congo
can be solved by an outsider’s
sympathy. 7

When I first photographed Pro-
tegee on Nov. 6 in a crowd of
thousands in the town of Kiwan-
ja, she told me only her first name
and that she was looking for her
mother.
~ IT learned later that she and
Reponse had wandered alone for
three days after being separated
from Protegee’s mother on Nov.
3 as the family fled on foot from
their village of Kiseguru, about
12 miles away.

Protegee had spent one night
sleeping in a church, huddled with
Reponse under a flimsy scarf. “I
had no food or water,” she said,
speaking in the Kiswahili lan-
guage.

Hundreds of children have
been separated from their families
since fighting flared in eastern
Congo in August and more than
1,600 children in the province
were seeking their parents last
week alone, according to
UNICEF. The children’s young
ages and inability to give detailed
information — plus the lack of
official records in the Congolese
countryside — make it even more
difficult to track down their fam-
ilies. a

When I set out to search for

‘Protegee, I had little certainty of

success but I was determined to
try to help. As a journalist, I’ve
photographed war and refugees
all over the world since the early
1980s.

But I was particularly moved
by readers’ reactions to this pho=

tograph of two little girls, their.

faces wrenched in fear and des-
peration. I knew that the chances
of finding them again were slim,
as I see children walking alone
on the roads every day. But I
found myself imagining how it

would feel if I were searching for -

my own daughters — and having

two, that was not difficult:

Years of sporadic violence in
eastern Congo intensified in
August, and fighting between the
army and fighters loyal to rebel
leader Laurent Nkunda has dis+
placed at least 250,000 people

since then — despite the pres--

ence of the largest U.N. peace-
keeping force in the world. Some
fear Congo’s current crisis could
again draw in neighboring coun-
tries. Congo’s devastating 1998-
2002 war split the vast nation into
rival fiefdoms and involved half a
dozen African armies.

Reaching Kiwanja meant cross-
ing an uneasy front line just a few
miles north of Goma, with hun-
dreds of heavily armed rebels and

government troops deployed on -

either side. Then it was a bone-
jarring two-hour drive on what
was once a paved road, and is
now one giant pothole.

Kiwanja is a typical African
town, with one strip of dirt road as
the main drag, a few small shops
on each side, one roundabout,
one crossroad, and huts sprawling
to infinity on the hills to the east
and the valley to the north.

The search

Armed with the photograph of :

Protegee and Reponse, I started
asking around. Women frowned
— they did not know the girls. I
traveled to the school yard, to
the clinic. No luck. ‘

As I was about to head back to
Goma, I stopped near a U.N.
base. Just a few days earlier its
outskirts were refuge to thou-
sands. But now it was a nearly
empty lot with the skeletons of

makeshift huts and. a-white

UNHCR tent: I ventured inside
the tent. There, Maria Mukeshi-
mani’s eyes lit up at the sight of
the photo — the woman, who
had been displaced herself by the
violence, knew these children.
She had seen them in that very
tent five days earlier. And she
knew Protegee’s mother: Her
name is Esperance Nirakagori.

Esperance — the French word ~

for hope.

Esperance had taken refuge at
the local Catholic church in
Kiwanja. ‘

Before I left, I gave Esperance

"the photograph of her daughter

and granddaughter. She handed
it to Protegee, who, with Reponse

in her lap, gazed at the image. I ©

left them there on their cot,
clutching the photo, one of their
few possessions. ‘

Asked when they would return
to théir village, Esperance
replied: “When the war is over.”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 21

INTERNATIONAL NEWS)... -

IN THIS Nov. 6, 2008 file photo, Protegee carries her n





iece, Response, left, as she looks for her parents in the village Kiwanja, 90 kms

north of Goma, eastern Congo. When photographed on Nov. 6, Protegee was in a crowd of thousands in the town of Kiwanja, having
walked for three days by herself after being separated from her mother as they fled on foot from her town about 12 miles (20 kilometers)
away. Protegee finally found her mother, Esperance Nirakagori, in Kiwanja at a makeshift refugee camp six days after they were separated.

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ing of the Tibetan exiles in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, Nov.18, 2008. The prime minister of Tibet's
exiled government said Tuesday that leaders would push for Tibetan independence if a key meeting of
exiles this week decides to drop the Dalai Lama's measured path of compromise.

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WITH Tibetan exiles now
considering whether to push for
independence, China on Tues-
day reaffirmed its hard-line
stance on the future of the
Himalayan region, saying that
any move to separate Tibet from
China was “doomed”, accord-
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The comments from Foreign
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came as more than 500 Tibetan
exile leaders in India held all-
day closed door discussions
Tuesday as part of a weeklong
meeting, the first major re-eval-

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region.

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India hill town of Dharmsala,
the base of Tibet’s self-pro-
claimed government-in-exile,
was called by the Dalai Lama,
the exiled Tibetan spiritual
leader. It comes after he
expressed frustration over years

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follows this spring’s uprising by
Tibetans across western China
that was aggressively put down
by Beijing.

“Any attempt to separate
Tibet from Chinese territory
will be doomed. The so-called
Tibet government in exile is not
recognized by any government
in the world,” Qin‘told a news
conference Tuesday.

Similar statements in the past
from China have led the exiled
leaders to question their own
methods. sy

“The middle way approach
has failed, it has not produced
any results,” said Karma
Chophel, speaker of the exile
Parliament. “In that light, the
Tibetan public should come.out

with an opinion about what to
do.”

China insists Tibet has been
part of its territory for 700 years,

‘although many Tibetans say,

they were effectively indepen-
dent for most of that time. Chi-
nese forces invaded shortly after
thé 1949 communist revolution
and the Dalai Lama fled to

' India in 1959 amid an unsuc-

cessful uprising.

Large numbers of Tibetans
remain fervently Buddhist and
loyal to the Dalai Lama. If the
exiles choose a more confronta-
tional approach, Tibetans living
under Chinese rule would bear
the brunt of any government
response. |

Much of the debate is expect-
ed to boil down to two main
choices: whether to continue
pursuing the politics of compro-
mise’ or to begin a long-shot
independence movement — a
move almost certain to end talks

held intermittently with Beijing

since 2002.
Some factions are urging more
protests, angrier protests, or
more pressure on Western
nations, with one very small
group even pushing for sabotage
of China’s infrastructure.
Samdhong Rinpoche, the exile
prime minister, told the meet-
ing Monday there would be an
“open and frank discussion.” He
said the meeting may not lead
to a new approach,-and that any
new path needs to have “the
clear mandate of the people.”



The Dalai Lama was not:

expected to attend; he said he
did not want to tilt the debate.

Any deviation from current
policies was almost certain to
scuttle the tenuous ties with Bei-
jing, which has long accused ,the
Dalai Lama of fomenting an
independence movement.

Analysts said ‘a strong anti-
Beijing sentiment could play
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Tibet at Columbia University.
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China and make contacts with

the international community

very difficult.”
' That would be fine with some
delegates.

“We can’t live with China,”
said Lobsang Phelgye, 55, who
came to Dharmsala from the
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with them styles that suited
their hometowns in Texas and
Arkansas, but that wouldn’t
have held up in any fashion
capital, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.

Tastemakers have higher
hopes for Michelle Obama,
who is expected to fill her clos-
et at 1600 Pennsylvania

Avenue with sophisticated "|

styles that match her modern

image but maintain the sensi-

bility inherent to Chicago.
The ‘image of Obama walk-

‘ing the inaugural parade route

in something like the domed,
wide-brimmed hat that has
haunted Clinton since 1993
seems unlikely. And she prob-
ably won’t show up to the
inaugural ball in mother-of-
the-bride-style gowns with
dyed-to-match pumps like
Bush has worn — twice.

Over time, both Clinton and
Bush did grow more accus-
tomed to their new surround-
ings, and their wardrobe
reflected that.

For example, Bush wore a
Sunday-best peacock blue coat
with sensible shoes to the chilly
inaugural ceremony in 2001,

’ but chose a chic winter-white

coat ensemble with camel-col-
ored high heels — a top pick of
fashion insiders — in 2005.

Clinton also chose a mod-
ern, luxe gold lace gown by
Oscar de la Renta for her sec-
ond tour of inaugural balls
unlike the fussy purple
princess number the first go-
around. (Remember the spark-
ly belt buckle?)

Still, Bush and Clinton fit
into the expectations of what
earlier generations thought a

president’s wife should look ©

like. Obama has the opportu-
nity to break the mold.

“Most previous first ladies
have appeared to believe that
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“rally in Chicago. The fashion wor!d has ‘high hopes for Michelle

Obama, who is expected to fill her closet at 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue with sophisticated styles that match her modern image but
maintain the sensibility inherent to Chicago.

importance of their role.
They’ve subscribed to the old-
fashioned view that a woman
should de-sexualize herself or
dress like a man if she wants to
be regarded as intelligent and
of good conscience,” says Man-
di Norwood, the former editor
in chief of Shop Etc. who is
now writing a style guide
directed to Obama for pub-
lisher Avon A.

“Mrs. Obama, however, has
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cutting edge, though, says
Andrea Reynders, chair of the
fashion department at the Art
Institute of Chicago. This is
where Obama’s roots will
come in handy.

“Trends seem to happen on
both coasts, but in the Midwest
we look for the value in cloth-
ing. Chicago is a wonderful
place where.you can find
women buying garments with
wonderful fabrics, detailing and
fit. It lends itself wonderfully to
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Aruha police

pursue new

evidence in

Holloway case

| MSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

A NEW witness has come

i forward in the 2005 disap-

; pearance of American

: teenager Natalee Holloway in
; Aruba, and prosecutors said

: Tuesday they are seeking

; more evidence against the

: only remaining suspect,

: according to the Associated

: Press.

A woman told Dutch

; police this month that Joran

: van der Sloot confessed to

: her years ago that he was

: involved in Holloway’s disap-
; pearance, according to Ann ©
; Angela, a spokeswoman for

; the Aruba Prosecutors’

Office. But the Dutch /
Caribbean island’s chief pros-
ecutor said authorities still

i lack proof they need to con-
: vict Van der Sloot, who has

: been arrested twice and

: released for lack of evidence.

“After three years of inves-

: tigating, it is very, very diffi-
: cult to find that evidence,”

: prosecutor Hans Mos told —
: The Associated Press. “We
: have to be realistic.”

Holloway, an 18-year-old .

: from Mountain Brook,

Alabama, was last seen in

i May 2005 leaving a bar in the
; Aruban capital Oranjestad

.; with Van der Sloot on the
: final night of a high school
: graduation trip to the island.
: Extensive searches have
i found no trace of her.

Investigators reopened the

: case earlier this year based on
: hidden-camera recordings
: made by a Dutch TV crime
: show. On the video, Van der
: Sloot says Holloway col-
: lapsed on the beach after
; they left the bar and that he
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Across: 1 Siesta, 4 Relation, 9 Tactic, .
10 Stampede, 12 Rook, 13 Beard, 14
Axle, 17 Sick and tired, 20 Capital
gains, 23 Oral, 24 Wives, 25 Isle, 28
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Sensational piece of luck
getting free (5)

In the clear — not by
merit (4)
He brought fresh weight to
laws of motion (6)

Idle indication that the ©
clock has stopped? (4,4)
Louvre’s new material (7)
Stages in funerals,
perhaps (11)
Well-attended church
service? (4,7)

Deciding to make no .
further moves? (8)

One reaching across for a
tool (7)

Cried when | left, having
taken it on trust (6)
First-class letter (5)

A grasping worker (4)

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across: 1 Sicily, 4 Measured, 9

Afresh, 10 Scot-free, 12 Chip, 13.
Watch, 14 Stir, 17 Professional, 20
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25 Judo, 28 Cast-iron, 29 Gambit,

30 Play safe, 31 Hearty.

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Lose, 5 Encyclopedia, 6 Site, 7

Rarity, 8 Dreary, 11 Raise the roof,
15 Deify, 16 Harry, 18 Cucumber, 19
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this deal, which was published as a
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to cash the trump ace at trick two.
Cashing the ace of trumps would
inevitably prove fatal. If you don’t
believe it, try playing the ace at once
and see what eventually happens.

South next plays a diamond to the
queen, ruffs a heart, then a diamond
to the king, ruffs a heart, followed by
a diamond to the ace and another
heart ruff. This reduces declarer’s
hand to five cards — a club and the
K-J-9-8 of spades — while dummy
has the ace of trumps, a low diamond
and the A-4-2 of clubs.

South then plays a club to the ace
and returns a club, forcing East to
ruff as declarer in turn overruffs.
Next comes the nine of spades to the
ace, followed by a diamond or a club.
East’s last two cards, the Q-10 of
spades, then succumb to the K-J to
put a final touch on the extremely
rare — and in this case, contrived'\—
quadruple trump grand coup.

Tomorrow: A nonobligatory finesse.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 27





@ WASHINGTON

DETROIT'S Big Three
automakers pleaded with a
reluctant Congress Tuesday for
a $25 billion lifeline to save the
once-proud titans of U.S.
industry, pointedly warning of
a national economic catastro-
phe should they collapse,
according to the Associated
Press. ;

Millions of layoffs would fol-
low their demise, they said, as
damaging effects rippled across
an already-faltering economy.

But the new rescue plan
appeared stalled on Capitol
Hill, opposed by the Bush
administration and Republi-
cans in Congress who don't
want to dip into the Treasury
Department's $700 billion
financial bailout program to
come up with.the $25 billion
in loans.

‘Rank and file Republicans
and Democrats from states
heavily impacted by the auto
industry worked behind the
scenes trying to hammer out a
compromise that could speed
some aid to the automakers
before year's-end. But it was
an uphill fight.

"Our industry ... needs a
bridge to span the financial
chasm that has opened up
‘before us," General Motors
Corp. CEO Rick Wagoner told
. the Senate Banking Commit-
tee. He blamed the. industry's
predicament not on manage-
ment failures but on the deep-
ening global financial crisis.

And Robert Nardelli, CEO
of Chrysler LLC, told the pan-
el the bailout would be "the
least costly alternative" when
compared with damage from
bankruptcy.

Under questioning from
skeptical senators, both said
they'd be willing to consider
slashing their salaries to $1 to
show a willingness to sacrifice
for federal help.

Sympathy for the industry
was sparse, however, with
bailout fatigue dominating
Capitol Hill. Lawmakers bris-
tled with pent-up criticism of
the auto industry, and ques-
tioned whether a stopgap loan
would really cure what ails the
companies.

At the start of a more than
four hour grilling before his
committee, Sen. Christopher
Dodd, D-Conn., told the lead-
ers of GM, Chrysler and Ford

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as aid stalls

Motor Co. that the industry
was "seeking treatments for
wounds that I believe to a
large extent were self-inflict-
ed."

"You're asking an awful
lot,""Dodd, the panel chair-
man, said at the close of the
session. "I'd like to tell that
you in the next couple of days
this is going to happen. I don't
think it is."

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.,
complained that, the larger
financial crisis "is not the only
reason why the domestic auto
industry is in trouble."

He cited "inefficient pro-
duction" and "costly labor
agreements" that put the U.S.
automakers at a disadvantage
to foreign companies.

Ford CEO Alan Mulally
told senators the auto indus-
try was "a pillar of our econo-
my."

GM's Wagoner refuted crit-
icism that his company was not
keeping pace with the times,
saying it had been on the brink
of a turnaround before the
financial meltdown hit, reduc-
ing sales to the lowest per-capi-
ta level since World War II.

Failure of the auto industry
"would be catastrophic," he said,
resulting in three million jobs
lost within the first year and
“economic devastation (that)
would far exceed the govern-
ment support that our industry
needs to weather the current cri-
sis."

Chrysler's Nardelli sought to
respond to those who. suggest
the automakers seek Chapter 11
bankruptcy protection, as have
some airlines that later emerged
restructured and leaner.

"We just cannot be confi-
dent that we will be able to
successfully emerge from
bankruptcy," Nardelli said.

Chrysler was bailed out. by
the federal government once
before, in 1979, with $1.2 bil-
lion in loan guarantees. The
company repaid the loan, plus
interest, ahead of schedule.
Back then, former Chrysler
CEO Lee Iacocca reduced his:
salary to $1.

Under questioning from Sen.
Jon Tester, D-Mont., Mulally
didn't join the other two execu-
tives in saying he'd do the same
now.

"I sure respect the intent of it,
but the most important thing is
that we not degrade our ability
to be competitive and deliver
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â„¢@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

STUDENTS and teachers at
Government High School have
been forced to use one staircase
to enter and leave the school after
repairs on about five other stair-
cases stopped three weeks ago.

The Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers President Belinda Wilson said
contractors stopped the work
because they were no longer
being paid.

“There was a contractor who
was working on the campus and
this is the third week now that-he
hasn’t come back. We understand
that funds are not available for
him to complete the work, but
we are hoping that today in the
meeting with the Minister, he is
able to give us some concrete
answers as to when the contractor
will return to have the school
staircases and catwalks repaired,” -
said Mrs Wilson.

The BUT called an emergency

ABOVE: President of the BUT
Belinda Wilson speaks to the
" media yesterday.

RIGHT: Damaged staircases at
Government High School.

meeting with Education Minister
Carl Bethel yesterday to discuss
the disrepair throughout the
school.

Mrs Wilson said Mr Bethel told
GHS teachers during the
impromptu meeting that he has
already been in contact with
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Broker suing Bank
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alleged missing money

BANK of the Bahamas is being sued bya
broker for hundreds of thousands of dollars,
which are alleged to be “missing.”

In an originating summons filed on Tues-
day in the Supreme Court, Bank of the
Bahamas Limited and Darrel Bartlett are
listed as first and second defendants in the

action taken by True Value Associated Bro-

kers Limited of Nassau.

That company is demanding. relief in the.,,

form of an order by the court “directing (the
first and second defendants) to show that the
entire amount of $181,213 which was received
from the attorney. of True Value Associated
Brokers Limited (TVABL) on November
2004 by Bank of the Bahamas was not
deposited directly to account 135000927 and
is still missing from account 135000927.”
Furthermore, they want the court to

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A FAMILY member of a miss-
ing man is furious about reports

that a skull found by police in the,

eastern area of New Providence-is
the partial remains of Captain
Bernard Burrows. —

Earlier this week, a radio talk
show host said that a detached
skull found by police in Glenis-
ton Gardens was that of Captain

- Burrows, who disappeared from
- the Eastwood subdivision on Sep-

tember 8.

Yesterday a relative — who
asked not to be named — said
that while police are comparing
Mr Burrows' DNA with the

the two. The relative believes
police are just going through, a
process of elimination of missing
persons and that Captain Burrows
is still alive.

"It has not been proven by the

‘police as yet. They are trying to

investigate it and do some DNA
work to determine whose (skull)
it is and it wasn't determined that
it was Mr Burrows' or anybody's
yet because the police report has
not been finalised as yet.

"The police are still investigat-
ing, we're still praying and. looking
that one day he comes home
soon. We don't believe it's him,

SEE page 14

Rumoured impending layoffs at

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

‘THE rumoured impending layoffs at the Our
Lucaya Resort is a last resort for the struggling hotel
to remain viable considering Grand Bahama's debil-
itated economy, member of parliament for West
End Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

Mr Wilchombe said while he feels the owners of
Our Lucaya remain committed to Grand Bahama,

Our Lucaya are ‘last resort for hotel’



they are strapped for ways.to keep the resort.afloat.



"The job market in Grand Bahamas terrible and unfortunately this
is a manifestation of the deterioration that we saw developing over the
last two years. It's been bacefor a long time — I don't want to put blame
on any particular group — but it's gotten progressively, worse over the



last two years.

UT TC CC
arraigned on manslaughter charge

A JITNEY driver is expected to be arraigned
this morning on a manslaughter charge in the
death of a man who was run over on Monday.

ASP Glenn Miller, head of the Central
Detective Unit, told the Tribune yesterday that
the man who was killed in the jitney incident
has been identified as Elton Rufus Butler of.-

_ Union Village. Butler was killed on his 18th
_ birthday after he was reportedly pursued by
the driver of a jitney that crashed through a wall

. trapping him underneath the bus. The incident

occurred near the Seagrape Shopping Centre
on Prince Charles Drive, around 11am on Mon-
day. Reports suggested that the victim, who
died at the scene, had attempted to rob the jit-
ney. It is claimed that he tried to flee on foot
before he met his death.

Police had initially classified the incident as
an accidental death, pending further investi-
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‘Union executive says

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‘doesn’t make sense’

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Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

ON THE day that a group of hotel workers
plan to march on-parliament, a hotel union
executive has condemned the idea, saying it
“doesn’t make sense.” __

“I would not make myself look foolish
because neither the government, nor Kirk
Wilson (first vice-president af the union, ‘vho

- is organising the march), or anybody, can do

anything.

“T say the best thing for Bahamians to do,
instead of all this talk, is to start trying to get
together to build or own some hotels so we
can hire Bahamians to work,” said secretary-
general of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU), Leo

SEE page 12
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Second home
community fires
| Abaco economy

a By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter



AS unemployment figures continue to. rise in many communities
throughout the Bahamas, local officials are identifying the Abaconian
economy as one. of the most resilient.

Chief councillor Steve Pedican told The Tribune that because of the
large influx of second home owners hoping to escape winter weather
in America, many businesses have benefited and, despite some chal-
lenges, are performing well.

Mr Pedican said: “While businesses have not closed, many have
decided to cut employee work hours to 32 hours per week, but one of
the good things about Abaco is that we have a good second ‘home com-
munity.”

Mr Pedican said that although second home residents don’t affect
hotel occupancy levels, they do have a substantial financial impact
on many of the bars, restaurants, grocery’stores, salons. They often
employ construction ‘workers as well.

Mr Pedican said unemployment remained well below five per cent,
with only about 20 per cent of employees experiencing reduced work
weeks. He said that with the island’s economy expected to be main-
tained until the April exodus of second home residents, things are
expected to get much worse should the Bahamian economy continue
its downward spiral.

Commenting on the worrying economic conditions on other Fami-
ly Islands, Minister of State for Finance Zhivago Laing said yesterday
that one of the main factors is the lack of development projects.

He said: “The reality is that the conditions on the islands are not



Franklyn G Ferguson, JP

: INSPECTOR Warren Johnson, the bodyguard of.former Prime Minis- much different than they would have been seven or eight months ago.
Best Price!!! ter Perry Christie received a Commissioner’s Commendation for his In the southern islands we know they have been for a long time yearn-
fF efforts to save the life of a New Jersey police officer who was shot dur- ing for economic activity.”
4 ing an armed robbery while on vacation in Nassau in May. Inspector Mr Laing said the same situation exists in Eleuthera, Exuma and oth-
. Johnson responded to the scene and commandeered a private vehi- ers. However, he said, one of the most affected islands is Grand
cle to take the victum to hospital. ‘Bahama. Mr Laing said that since being severely battered by several
He is pictured receiving his commendation during aceremony on — storms in 2006 and 2007, the island had struggled.

November 12 in the Paul Farquharson complex at Police headquarters. ". The reported development freeze on the Ginn project had also had

He will also be honoured by the New Jersey Police Association tomor- 3 negative impact on the island’s economic outlook.



row. Pictured left to right: Patrice Johnson — his wife, Acting Police

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soccer star David Beckham.

ENGLAND soccer star
David Beckham and his wife
Victoria — known as Posh —
have reportedly been offered
$1 million just to show their
faces at tonight’s Atlantis
launch party in Dubai. |

. The celebrity couple, who
now live in Los Angeles, are
seen as top attractions in
showbiz circles and their
attendance at the glittering
bash would be regarded as a
major coup.

The $1 million “lure” was
. reported in The People, the
London Sunday tabloid, which
said the Beckhams were seen
as possible star guests at “the
party to end all parties”.

Two thousand celebrities
and leading politicians are set
to gather at the $1.5 billion
resort hotel, which is madelled
on the Paradise Island origi-
nal. Oprah Winfrey, Janet
Jackson, Kylie Minogue,
Robert de Niro, Denzil Wash-
ington and a host of other
Stars aye listed to attend.

Man found

hanging is
identifien..,
By DENISE MAYC GK...

Tribune Freeport
Reporter





dmaycock@tribunemedia.net.

FREEPORT ~ The man
found dead hanging in a>
house in Pinedale, Eight
Mile Rock, has been identi-:
fied as 30-year-old Baron
Taylor, police reported yes-
terday.

According to réports, Mr
Taylor, a resident of King’s
Subdivision, on Tuesday
mae a call to his mother to
apologise and was later dis-
covered dead as a result of
an apparent suicide.

The man’s death has not
yet been classified as a sui-

_ cide as police are awaiting

the results of an autopsy to .
determine the « cause, or
death.

Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said investigations
into the matter are continu-
ing. According to initial
reports, police received a call
around 2.22pm on Tuesday
ofa suicide in Pinedale.

Family members discov-
ered the victim hanging in an
unfinished section of the
house. Reports are that the
mother had rushed home
afier receiving a very somber
call from her son. Mr Taylor
was pronounced dead at the
scene at 3pm by a doctor on
duty at the Eight Mile Rock
Chinic.

Correction §

- EN an article published on
the fromt page of The Tri-

bune on October 20, under.
the heading “Gentleman’s
‘club owner beaten and.
threatened with death”, it
was alleged that Wayne
' Munroe was a majority

shareholder im [usions, an

“upscale private gentleman’s
club” located on East Bay

‘Street.
. Wayne Munroe is not a
‘shareholder in Hlusions as
Teported, Soo
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‘Wayne Munroe for the error
ia the report.

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ment.Unit (DEU) travelled toa
home on West Avenue, off
Carmichael Road, which was
occupied by a 27-year-old woman.

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Twenty-five stores reportedly close in the last two years

‘Bay Street at its

BAY STREET i is at its “lowest
ebb ever”, with 25 stores closing

' in the last two years, business

sources claimed yesterday.

Even before the credit crunch
and financial crisis began to bite,
downtown Nassau had had the

life sucked out of it by Aaldntis,

one source claimed.

“T think Bay Street is worse
than it’s ever been,” he added,
“Atlantis has been like a Hoover
—it has sucked up everything.”

His comments came as Nassau -

struggled to cope with a marked
tourist downturn, with more job
losses feared in the wake of the
940 lay-offs on Paradise Island
over the last week.

“Bay Street is suffering — 25
stores have gone in the main
stretch and on East Bay Street
over the last two years,” he said.
These have included a once-pop-
ular candy store, a once thriving
shoe shop and several liquor and
luxury goods outlets.

Arnold Forbes, owner of Dei

.. Sol Wee told The f.



? ae
“What Atlantis is basically
doing is encouraging people to

stay on their property. They don’t _

make it very easy to open a store
on their property in Paradise
island. It does affect our num-
bers in that our main pull is main-
ly from cruise liners.

, hop aIntong some people and a

“We don’t see very much
Atlantis guests who buy from us
because when we cash our regis-
ter, we do our own survey on the
spot to ask them if they are from
cruise liners or hotels and 90 per
cent of them are from cruise lin-
ers, So we don’t really benefit very
much from guests who come from
Atlantis. It does have an effect
because without cruise liners most
of these stores would not survive
and that’s why I feel we are feel-
ing the pinch now. Atlantis does
have an effect on us here in the
downtown area. It is not a posi-
tive effect but it is a negative
effect that they have on our sales
on Bay Sireet,” Mr Forbes said.

While the credit crunch has had
an impact, some businesses feel
Bay Street has suffered a long
decline since the AIDS epidemic
began in the 1980s, with Atlantis
accelerating the process from the
mid-1990s onwards.

‘The introduction of cable tele-
vision, the unpopularity of hip-




Bahamian trade, sources
imed. And they do not see any
way back for Bay Street business
uiiless stakeholders are prepared
to invest millions.

They feel a Costly clean-up and
upgrade are required to get Nas-
sau On a par with Savannah or
Key West.

“But I can’t see it happening,”

things will pick up in future.
St

lowest ebb ever’

said one businessman. “The gov-
ernment is not going to do it.
However, we could make a start
by getting the drug dealers and
beggars off the streets. Bay Street
needs to be comparable to Mari-
na Village.”

Edward Hoffer, owner and
operator of Hoffersport, told The
Tribune that in his opinion, gov-
ernment has failed to live up to its
promises to revitalise Bay Street.

“Atlantis has taken the lion’s
share of business from Bay Street
because they run.a tight ship.
They have a beautification pro-
gramme to take care of the
grounds and the amenities. It is
no fault of Atlantis, but it’s the
fault of the government entities
that are involved, (they) have not
lived up to the expectations that

were discussed over and over -

again and it. doesn’t seem to be

happening in the now,” he said.
However, some downtown

businesses remain optimistic that

started. We have been | here fora
jong time and I’m hoping that we
will be. I have been on Bay Street

since I was a kid and our store i

has been here a long time and it is’:
quite sad to me now when I walk .

downtown and I see all the emp- *

ty spots.”



Pizza Hut may reopen as another eatery |

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

THE Pizza Hut restaurant that was shut down
on Tuesday may be reopened as another eatery
_ with the possibility of the laid-off workers being
rehired, a former franchise holder for Pizza Hut

claimed yesterday.

- ZNS reported on Tuesday night that 32 employ-
-ees were made redundant when the restaurant closed
its doors for good. Donald Archer, one of the Pizza
Hut franchise holders; told The Tribune yesterday
the workers who were laid off by the company will
be “contacted by the end of the week” about their

severance packages.

Mr Archer said that the plan is for the location to
be re-opened as another resiaurant and “the inten-
tion” is that employees may be rehired at that time.

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a Spless are being misled by others

; OOPS! We beg your pardon, and do apolo-
gise to our readers for assuming that the House
of Assembly was meeting as usual yesterday
when — at the request of the Opposition —
Opposition Day would have been devoted to a
debate on the state of the economy.

| We were a day too early. In fact the House
meets today — Thursday— when the debate
that wé told you in this column would take
place yesterday, in fact is expected to take place
today.

: However, everything we wrote in this column
yesterday about time wasting and useless fin-
gerpointing still stands with even greater empha-
Sis, especially as the jobless, who have been
encouraged to demonstrate before the House
today, are being tragically misled by people
who should know better.

: If these leaders were in fact really interested
in the welfare of these unemployed they would
be sitting down with them to try to find ways
and means to help them reorganise their lives
and find employment.

| Instead they are taking them on a hot and
senseless walk from the Western Esplanade to
parliament. And when these marchers return
home —other than their ears ringing with a lot
of political hot air— what do they find? They

will find that their pot on the stove is still emp-
eir bills are still unpaid. The marches



was in vain.

As a reverend gentleman once itreverently
commented in another context: “Principle don’t
put bread on the table.” We might add: Nor
do dead-end marches. They will just wear out
the shoes of men and women who, without jobs,
do not have the cash to replace them.

The hotel workers’ union, which has tried to
help its members, has been wrongly accused of

sitting down with ‘Atlantis executives and having -

staff fired who would be a threat to union pres-
ident Roy Colebrooke in the union’s May elec-
tions next year.

Of course, as our readers can guess, the claim
was made by members in the union who hope to
grab the posts for themselves come election

| day.

However, nothing could be further from the
truth. The unionist, who has been speaking to
the press asa union spokesman, was not with
Mr Colebrooke, Leo Douglas or the other union
executives when they met with Atlantis execu-
tives.

He, therefore, does not know what took
place, and cannot speak on behalf of the union.

On the day of the layoffs, the owners of
Bahamian media houses were invited to Atlantis
to be briefed on what was taking place.

It was made clear that Atlantis had been

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_ instead of all this talk,” said Mr Douglas,

meeting with union leaders for almost a month

to discuss procedure and to make certain that all
contractual requirements were being met. At no
time during those discussions did the union
know who was being considered for lay-offs,
should that daycome. .

The first that Mr Colebrooke learned of who
would be fired was on the night before the
announcement was made to staff.

And as for Paul Moss — who has political
aspirations with an eye on the St Cecilia’s con-

" stituency.— he wants government to be “open”

about its involvement in the firings. Is Paul
Moss a budding politician who believes that
governments in a free entérprise system have a
right to interfere with private enterprise and
dictate how they run their operations and when
they should or should not fire? “Tell the truth
about what happened behind closed doors, as to
whether the government responded correctly or
not,” Mr Moss demanded.

What résponse would one expect from a gov-
ernment when told that a business had been
brought to the ground and had to let staff go to
survive? Maybe Mr Moss should tell us.

Prime Minister Ingraham and Opposition
leader Christie were told, about a week before
the announcement, that Atlantis was faced with

the inevitable —.800 staff had to:go;-and if vis-« 9}
_itor arrivals kept dropping more ae toHOwe =
*“ There was no more to be said. -

No one — not even Mr Moss -— had canitral

over the world’s financial collapse that was forc-
ing these hard decisions on business leaders.
' The inevitable had to be faced. So it is wrong
for people like Mr Moss and unionist Kirk Wil-
son to give people hope that decisions can be
reversed.

However, the only result that we can see
from this march is to make it impossible. for
the demonstrators to get their old jobs back
should the tourist industry return to normal.

When asked if he would participate in today’s

* march, union secretary-general Leo Douglas
replied that he wouldn’t make himself look so |

foolish “because neither the government, nor
Kirk Wilson (who has organised the march)
can do anything about it.”

“I say the best thing for Bahamians to do,
“is to
start trying to get together to build our own
hotels so we can hire Bahamians to work.”

And do you know what: If faced with the
same problem that has forced Atlantis to lay off
staff, they too would be firing, but without the

tremendous consideration that Atlantis has. -

shown in trying to cushion the blow for those
who are no longer under its roof.



Dr King’s
mountain top
finally seems
within grasp

EDITOR, The Tribune.

As America embarks on the
inauguration of its 44th presi-
dent, there are many who still
don’t realise how momentous
an occasion we had witnessed.

Personally I never doubted

the outcome. I did, however,

realise that I may never see a
more historic day in my life-
time. I have always wondered
why with all the powerful and
intelligent African American
men that reside in the United
States, so few have offered for
president. Having watched
Barack Obama for the past four
years, I now know why. Presi-
dent-elect Obama was able to
utilise his skills to connect with
all Americans in an unprece-
dented mauner. He was bold,
pragmatic, and innovative in his
revolution of American politics.

Historians will certainly look

~ back at January 3, 2008 as the

oh

defining moment of his cam-:

paign. The people of Iowa, an
overwhelming white state
showed the world that they
would set the pace in bringing
change to America.

While some blacks initially
doubted his ability to win,
Iowans shocked America and
left the world in awe. Barack
Obama’s life story is beyond
phenomenal. While many belit-
tled his community organiser
past, he used those skills to
organise enough of the Ameri-
can community to make him
president. As for the experience

‘factor; “Americans were ‘about

“as concerned:about that as they. -
“were with Joe the plumber’s

impact. I personally would take
good judgment over experience
any day. The botched war in
Iraq was a good example of his
good judgment. Hé not only
opposed the war, he was proven

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right in his reasons for doing so.
I recall after his speech in 2004
at the Democratic National
Convention, I thought
wow...this guy is presidential.
Many have been critical of his
eloquence, however, when sub-
stance meets eloquence, intelli-
gent people listen. Barack Oba-
ma is special. Why else would a
very ill senator defy his doctor’s
order and travel to speak on his
behalf, as Senator Ted Kennedy
did. Why would Republicans
cross over in so large numbers
to vote for him? And why
would Americans who hadn’t
voted since Vietnam show such
exuberance in doing so? This
guy is unique. He has the invel-
ligence, the passion and. the
determination of Martin Luther
King, President Reagan and
JFK.

Despite his age, he connects
with all. His ability to endure
and remain focused even in
bereavement is astovnding.

Despite the criticism and
scrutiny and all the vile things

said and written about him, on

January 20th they will call him
Mr President.

Mr Obama’s ideology on the
world and how America shapes
it has caused him to be cele-
brated worldwide.

People don’t just-hear him, -
they. feel him, they see his pas- :

sion and his ability to change
the world.

His interracial parenting and
exposure to multiple cultures
makes him see the world as you
and I may not. His rallies and
convention proved how all

inclusive he is. While Mr Oba-
‘ma’s following resembled a
mass ‘United Nations outdoor
gathering, Senator McCain’s
crowd always mirrored a Utah
Jazz home game. In one day

- America matured and showed

the world why they are a great
nation. In one day America
caused the world to smile again
and begin to wipe away the pain
of the last eight years. Barack’s
victory will have a great impact
on race relations worldwide. His
victory proves that the marches
in the 60’s and the fight for
equality were not in vain. While
Martin Luther King smiles, we
realise the dream may. not be
fully accomplished, at least the
nightmares of injustice among
blacks are closer to ending.

Mr Obama has shown that |
his was never a campaign, it was
a powerful and purposeful
movement. His journey began
in Springfield, Illinois where he
announced his candidacy... and
it will end on Washington’s
‘Pennsylvania Avenue. Children
around the world now know the
real purpose of hope. They can
look at his journey as a blue-
print for success. I know Mr
Obama will make an excep-
tional president despite the task
at hand. While a new day dawns
in America, the world rejoices.
Truth is, America has changed,
and while Barack’s victory will
not single handedly end
inequality, it does make the
mountain top Dr King spoke
about seem within grasp.
Though all the changing scenes
of life, the audacity of hope just
may be the realisation of a
dream.

RICARDO W WRIGHT -
Exuma,
November 17, 2008.

A bright spot for the Bahamas service industry

EDITOR, The Tribune.

‘You published a letter written
by Michael Patrick on Monday,
November 17th which I would

. like to comment on.

I agree with most of Mr
Patrick’s comments and in par-
ticular the idiocy of i increasing
the departure tax (even if it is
hidden in the airfare these days)

‘when the Bahamas is trying to

encourage tourists to come here
rather than other destinations
while ‘he world’s economies are
crashing around our ears and
people are being laid off. Clean
up the place as he suggests is

DON STAINTON

PROTECTION

x

an obvious start to helping our-

selves and encouraging us to
really believe “It is better in the
Bahamas” also as Mr Patrick
suggests fix some of the roads
and for goodness sake get the
traffic signals working.
However, this letter is to
highlight a bright spot for the

-future of the Bahamas service

industry.
My wife was at the super-

market last week and the young |

lad who helped her to the car
with her purchases, said to her.
“How was your day?” “Fine”,

she said, “and how was yours?”
“Great”, he said, “I had a great
day at school”.

How many people can say
that when they come home
from work in the “Service
Industry”. I had a.great day
helping tourists to enjoy their
vacation. I-know some can but
should not we all and that might
bring the tourists ‘to the
Bahamas and not Cuba!

PATRICK H THOMSON
Nassau,
November 17. 2008.

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‘carry’ staff through Christmas

HOTELS and other busi-
nesses facing hard times have
been urged to “carry” their
employees for another six
weeks to get through the Christ-
mas period.

Churchmen have appealed to
the “heart and soul” of busi-
nessmen to show compasison
until the New Year.

Bishop Simeon Hall, senior
pastor at New Covenant Baptist
Church, hit out at some “reck-
less-and ruthless”. employers
and those guilty of “corporate
greed” and exploiting Bahami-
an workers.

And he said the hard-working
people of the Bahamas
deserved “greater consideration
that goes beyond profits” in urg-

ing employers to go “the sec- .

ond mile” in helping workers.
Bishop Hall’s remarks came
yesterday in a press statement
headed “In the name of Jesus,
stop the lay-offs.”
It followed the loss of 940
jobs in less than a week at

Atlantis, Paradise Island, where
800 lay-offs at the main hotel
were swiftly followed by 140
more at the Harborside time-
share development. ©

Hotel unions are now brac-

-ing themselves for more lay-

offs, with the British Colonial
Hilton cited as possibly plan-
ning to terminate a tenth of its
staff. .

Bishop Hall said while some
employers, had shown compas-
sion and gone the extra mile,
others had to be condemned for

corporate greed and exploita- -
_ tion.”

“Two months ago — up until
August — most hotels were
doing well and even now some
are full, yet the lay-offs contin-

” said the statement.

“Again, we make the call for

hotel owners and other institu-

_tions to carry their employees

for another six weeks until the
Christmas holidays pass.

“While we understand the -

hard and sometimes cruel real-

The Bahamas ‘may be vulnerable to
piracy’ as it pursues trade increase

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MODERN-DAY piracy could
threaten the Bahamas’ trade with

other countries if allowed to’

develop even further, officials are
warning.

Director General of the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs Joshua
Sears told The Tribune that: the

‘Bahamas may be especially vul-

nerable to piracy as it pursues an -

increase in trade with European

countries as a result of the Eco-.

nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA).

This comes after a Bahamas-
based shipping company this
week said that one of its vessels
was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden,
and 13 of its crew members are
now being held hostage by. Soma-
li pirates.

Mr Sears said that the interna-
tional community has been aware
of the issue of modern-day piracy
for some time.

Modern-day pirates have

become a menace to numerous .
- cargo ships and vessels travelling

near Africa and Europe.

The Bahamas has the third °

largest ship registry in the world

and many of its ships frequent |

the watérs of Southeast Asia,
India, parts of South America,
the Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of
Aden, which are all common
areas of vessel hijackings and rob-

Robbery

This year alone, Mr Sears said,
there have been 74 incidents of
robbery, and hijackings initiated
by various piracy groups, which in
most cases abduct crew members
and demand ransoms.

“The matter is actually being
' discusséd in not only the Inter-

national Maritime Organisation,
but also in the United Nations

framework. The Bahamas and

other countries are working to
see how best the situation can be



resolved,” he said.

Mr Sears said that the threat

of piracy on the open seas is. of
major concern to many countries
around the world. He said the
elimination of these illegal forces.
is key to the further growth of
global trade.

Mr Sears said that many coun-
tries and companies have begun
the practice of having their vessels
escorted by warships through the

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first time the intuitive artist from
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work in musical score.

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includes the lyrics and guitar
chords of around 35 of Mr Minns’
original tracks with lyrics telling
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‘Songs of the Bahamas’

generations.

The 78-year-old artist, who
grew up above his grandmoth-
er’s grocery store on the corner
of Kemp Road and Shirley
Street, started writing music after
he moved to Canada at age 20,
when Calypso was on the scene.
There he became the drummer
of a musical trio circuiting the
Toronto, Ontario club scene for
26 years, and writing his own
music.

On a visit home in 1975, he
recorded his songs with King Eric
and His Knights, and ‘Fox Hill
Gal’ was an instant hit — as was

‘Island Boy’, and ‘Once is Not.
Enough, and ‘Take the Man from '

Out of the Island’.

Mr Minns recorded the ‘Seven
hit songs of the Bahamas’, and
artists such as Ronnie Butler and
Dry Bread covered the hit tracks.

“You could see the Bahamas,
and Nassau, and the people a lot
different when you are away than
when you are right here,” Mr
Minns said.

“Like a person who grew up
here doesn’t see the potential,
and they don’t see the beauty of
the water and the music and so
forth, until they leave and go
away, and then they miss it, and

- you can think, and write, and sing

about it moreso. You can see it
from a different perspective.”

The perspective he gained of
his home was moulded during a
childhood surrounded by rela-
tives.and friends who recited
poetry and music in the home.
He was inspired by his teacher
Emma Poitier, a cousin of the
famous Sidney Poitier, at East-
ern Senior School (now the
Shirley Street post office), who
first inspired his love of theatre.

He was also inspired by the
churches he frequented in the
area which he saw as hubs of cre-
ativity.

“T would go to all the churches,
and for me, it was all show busi-
ness. ‘The costumes, the perfor-
mance, the music and artistry,”
he said.

He painted the Stations of the
Cross — as he had studied them in
St Matthew’s Church ~ on the
walls of his grandparent’s house.

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National Youth Choir director Cleophas Adderley.

As he grew up, Eric Minns
indulged his love of show busi-
ness and ‘entertaining and per-

. formed as one half of the comedy

duo ‘Bill and Sam’ in the 1940s,

making crowds laugh at the Silver

Slipper, Ardastra Gardens and
Paul Meeres Cabaret.

He said: “It was lots of fun in
those days. The hotels were
booming, the ni shiclaps were
booming.”

As he toured the club scene in
Canada, Mr Minns said he was
always an entertainer as well as a
musician, and has written the
joke book, ‘Did ya hear the one
about the guy in Spanish Wells?’,
as well as painting professionally
and writing music.

As his collection built up, he
decided to produce a song book
for local schools, musicians,
singers, music teachers and col-
lectors of Bahamian music to
enjoy.

He said: “I would record the
songs and have the lyrics down,
but I didn’t have the music writ-
ten so all that-I had was the
recordings, but it’s good to have
something written for posterity
now.

“J hope that if other writers -

see something like this done they
will record their stuff. Like KB
probably never did it yet but he
should have a book of his songs.
Learning from listening won’t
always get the lyrics right, and
the lyrics are the most impor-
tant.”

Presenting the songbook to
Cleophas Adderley, founder and
director of the Bahamas Nation-
al Youth Choir and executive
director of National Musical Her-

4

itage Research, at the Ministry
of Culture in Deans Lane on

: Wednesday, he said he hopes the

book will reach as many musi-
cians and collectors of Bahamian
music as possible.

Mr Adderley, who has led the
National Youth Choir in Mr
Minns;. songs on successful world
tours, said he is grateful he will
no longer need to decipher the
chords from original recordings,
and for the historical record of
his music.

' “T feel that every Bahamian
musician should be grateful for a
book like this,” he said.

“In the Bahamas we don’t doc-
ument enough, not just our his-
tory and every day occurrences,
but even in the arts we don’t doc-
ument enough.

“We have persons out there
who can give a soliloquy off the
top of their heads, musicians can
improvise wonderfully on the
spot. We have Calypsonians who
write wonderful Calypso songs
with humour and social com- -
mentary at the drop of a hat, and
we can’t find any of this when
we try because it hasn’ t been doc-
umented. |

“What Eric Minns has done
through this book is relate his
extensive catalogue of Bahamian
creations for the general public
and for those Bahamians yet to
be born to have at their finger-
tips, and I think that’s wonder-
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and/or reducing vaccine pre-
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try is due to the commitment
of the government and _ the
“commendable service” of
the country’s healthcare pro-
fessionals, Minister of Health

Dr Hubert Minnis told a—

group of regional healthcare
managers. '
Addressing the 25th
Caribbean Expanded Pro-
gramme on Immunistion
(EPI). Managers Meeting
which opened in New Provi-
dence Monday, the Health
Minister said that as a result
of the commitment to the
EPI, the country has been
able to meet the United
Nation’s Millennium Devel-
opment Goals (MDGs) of
increasing national vaccina-
tion coverage to 90 per cent
since ‘the year 2000, while
making a reduction in mor-
bidity and mortality for vac-
cine preventable diseases a

reality.
Dr Minnis said the
Bahamas has recorded

_ tremendous success with

regards to the treatment of

measles as there have been
no reported cases of measles
in a child since the year 1990,

while the last confirmed case’

of measles in an adult. was
recorded in 1997.

He pointed out that the.

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reaped significant dividends”
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“No deaths due to vaccine
preventable diseases have
occurred in many years
because these diseases are
non-existent or rare,” Dr
Minnis said. “We have con-
tinuously worked to increase
immunisation coverage and
to keep updated with new
vaccines recommended by the
Pan American Health Organ-

isation (PAHO)/World

Health Organisation

(WHO).”
Vaccines

Dr Minnis told the regional
delegates that the objective
of the Bahamas’ programme
— since its inception in the late
1970s - has been to standard-

- ise the types of vaccines avail-
able, while reducing the num-.

ber of deaths and cases of dis-
eases that are preventable

through immunisation.

Dr Minnis said initial
efforts were directed toward

i

the prevention of diseases
such as diphtheria, pertussis
(whooping cough), tetanus,
polio, measles and tubercu-
losis, but that the list had
been expanded to include
haemophilus influenza Type
B, hepatitis, mumps and
rubella. He said vaccines for
yellow fever and influenza are
also available in the public
sector. .
The Health Minister said
number of vaccines have
been introduced and “rou-
tinely” administered as part
of the country’s national
immunisation schedule.
“While acknowledging our
achievements, the govern-
ment of the Bahamas has
strengthened its commitment

‘to achieving national and

global EPI goals,” Dr Minnis
said.

“From a global perspective,
the Bahamas supports the
WHO resolution to imple-
ment strategies to reduce
measles mortality and. to
achieve and sustain greater

than 95 per cent immunisa- ,

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WHEN Hurricane Ike hit the
island of Inagua in the first week of
September, the storm inflicted seri-
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of hundreds of residents.

A BEC team worked hard to get
power restored as quickly as possi-
ble. Now, another group of BEC
personnel, the disconnectors, are
assisting with a donation: to the
National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) to aid Inaguans.

Peter Rutherford, Sr, acting gen-

eral manager of customer services’

at BEC, commended the fifteen

donors fat what he said was an
important initiative, especially in
the light of the negative stereotypes
with which BEC disconnectors are
often branded.

“Knowing that we are service~
committed individuals, the discon-
nectors thought it would be a good
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Encouraging others to adopt the
same attitude of giving back to the
community, he added, “This is a
genuine gesture that came directly
from them, with no directives from
management. They went into their
own pockets voluntarily and con-
tributed $1,000 to this worthy
cause.”

Kevin Basden, general manager
of BEC, congratulated the contrib-
utors for the selfless act of kind-
ness to the less fortunate.

“Many. times in this country we
find persons who are only con-

- cerned about themselves: This was -

a good gesture, a spirit of commu-
nity in helping our brothers and sis-
ters, and even though BEC as an
organisation assisted the hurricane
survivors to a large extent, this per-
sonal sacrifice made is to be com-
mended,” he said.

Dave Williams, BEC disconnec-
tor, who came up with the idea to
make the donation, said that the
negative public perception of dis-

connectors was in fact the inspira- .

tion to do something positive for
the community.

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events. However, recognising that a
storm had just passed and persons
were facing financial difficulties, we
wanted to make a contribution to
give something back to society. The
idea emerged to make a donation
from our earnings to those who
were affected by the hurricane,” he
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Mr Williams noted that this ini-
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“We now leave it in the hands
of NEMA, knowing that whatever
decision they make will be a posi-

tive one. This also motivated our
guys to understand the importance
of giving back to others. The Lord
has been good to us and it’s not all
about getting, but giving back,” he
said.

On behalf of NEMA, Comman-
der Stephen Russell expressed grat-

itude for the financial donation.

made by the BEC disconnectors.
“As BEC disconnectors, they
have a difficult task in disconnecting
electricity from peoples’ homes,
especially in these economic
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see how they fave come forward in
this way to assist persons in dis-
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“Furthermore, on behalf of the
government, we, the staff at
NEMA, are appreciative of this ges-
ture. As a Bahamian people, we
must be able to bear one another’s
burdens. Those who are able to,
individually or collectively, are
encouraged to step forward and
assist,” he said.

Commander Russell plans on
investigating outstanding repairs in
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PARISHIONERS of St George’s Anglican Church and. other well-wishers will gather on Saturday evening, Novem-
ber 22, at 6.30pm at the church in the Valley to celebrate the ministry of the church’s principal organist, Bren-
da Robinson-Archer, who has served in that capacity for 51 uninterrupted years. °

“We chose November 22, the Feast Day of St Cecilia, Patron of Music, to celebrate the many years that Bren-
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other special occasions and we mean to say thank you in this very important way.”

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(L-R) ALFRED DEAN, Department of Culture; Sergeant Rolean Smith, prison public affairs coordinator; Sergeant
Eric Josey, assistant chaplain; Tommy Turnquest, Minister of National Security; Dr Elliston Rahming, Superinten-
dent of Prisons; Assistant Superintendent Bernardette Murray, director of prison rehabilitative services; Assistant
Superintendent Rendal Coleby, prison staff officer; Canon B Leopold Cox, prison chaplain.

DR Elliston Rahming, Superintendent of Pris-
ons, made a courtesy call on Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turnquest to present him
with a copy of the prison inmates choir’s first
gospel CD.

Minister Turnquest applauded the inmates for
their efforts, as well as the officers and volun-
teers that assisted with the project.

‘He called the CD project “yet another demon-
stration of prison reform inaction.”

After months of preparation, and with the con-
tribution of Alfred Dean of the Department of

_ Culture, the choir finally realised its goal of releas-

ing the CD under the theme “God is not finished
with me yet.” ,

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THE Catholic School sys-
tem in the Bahamas will hold
week-long celebrations to
commemorate its 120-year
presence in the country.

Bahamian Catholic Schools
will also be celebrating with
sister schools in the United
States. |

The event is the annual cel-
ebration of Catholic schools
and their contribution to
their communities and the
nation.

“Catholic Schools Week”
is set for January 25 - 30,
2009, in.-the Bahamas.

The theme is “Catholic

Schools Light the Way,”

which highlights the mission
of Catholic schools to pro-

vide a faith-based education °

that supports students acad-
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ally and physically, and
prepares them for future suc-
cess.

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“It is evident that as a
result of the excellent, multi-
faceted education they
receive, Catholic school stu-
dents have received through-
out the past 120 years, they
continue to ‘light the way’ to
a brighter future through

_ their leadership in our

communities, govern-
businesses and
families,” the school system
said in a press release yester-
day.

Throughout the Bahamas,
Catholic schools will observe
the week with the following
events:

e Opening Mass on. Sun-
day, January 25, 2009 at
11am at Saint Francis Cathe-
dral, West Hill.Street.

¢ The Catholic Week’s
School Exhibition, an acade-

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‘to share reflections of their

time in Bahamian Catholic
schools are asked to do so by
submitting their pieces to the
Catholic Board of Education.

Volunteer

“As we look forward to
these approaching historical
events, we encourage any
persons who may wish to
serve on any of the commit-
tees or volunteer any services
to make these events a mem-
orable success to contact any
committee chairpersons or
the Bahamas Catholic Board
of Education,” the commit-
tee said.

All schools under the j juris-
diction of the Catholic Board
of Education are grounded
upon the fundamental prin-
ciples of Christianity and the
teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church. All instruc-
tion within the Catholic
schools is rooted in the spiri-
tual and moral precepts of
the church and aims to meet
the highest academic stan-
dards.

All teachers are’ ee yented
to live and work in harmony
with the religious aims and
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE.11



RBDF conducts
pre- ‘retirement
seminar

IN AN effort to effectively
plan for the future, members
of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force were given
advice on how to have a suc-
cessful career after they retire
from the force.

The one-day seminar, which :

was recently held at the Coral
Harbour Base, proved to be
an eye-opener for those in
attendance.

Spearheaded by Pastor
Prince Bodie, chaplain of the
Defence Force, the pre-retire-

ment and future planning sem- }

inar was geared towards edu-

cating the men and women of -:

the Defence Force who have
spent more than 20 years in
service.

For these particular indi-
viduals, retirement is immi-
nent, and the best way to pre-
pare for it is to be knowledge-
able.

With the goal of acquiring
as much, information as possi-
ble, persons from various pri-
vate sectors were on hand to
advise participants on how to
best be prepared for the
immediate future.

Speakers included Ter-
rance Hanna, assistant manag-
er for Commonwealth Bank,
Clothie Lockhart, branch
manager of Colina Imperial
Insurance Company, and °
Khalila Dorsette, a registered
assistant of the Evans and Co
law firm.

They all spoke candidly of

the consequences encountered :

by persons who failed to pre-
pare themselves by not taking
the necessary steps, such as
having savings plans, insur-
ance, investments and wills in
place.

Bringing opening remarks
was Commodore Clifford
Scavella, who encouraged the
individuals present to learn as
much as possible, and remind-
ed them that the road to
retirement is one that most
people will travel.

He expressed appreciation
for the efforts of the presen-
ters, and said he anticipates

more of these types of produc-

tive seminars in then near «
future.

Hundreds flock to
Sacred Heart event

SACRED Heart’s annual
Steak Out and Mini-Fair was
as popular as ever this year,
drawing hundreds of people

from all over Nassau to the ©

church grounds on the corner
of Shirley Street and Shirley
Park.

“Tt is always such a pleasure
to see so many people attend
from our parish family,
friends, neighbours and the
general public,” said Sacred
Heart Catholic Church pas-
tor, Father Mel Taylor.

“We have become known
for our delicious steak and
chicken meals and this year
they were as much in demand
as ever as was.our mini-fair.
This event brings together the
community. Our goal is to
offer everyone a fun-filled
afternoon of good food and
fun that appeals to the whole

’ family. It was wonderful to see

so many people enjoy them-
selves.”
‘Each year the event features

delicious steak and chicken ;

dinners, home-made cakes
and sweets, conch fritters,
hoopla, face painting, balloon
creations, bingo, a bouncy cas-
tle, books, a white elephant
stall and an in-house raffle.
This year a plant stall was

added and was very popular. -

“The Steak Out and Mini
Fair was a great success and
we would like to thank every-
one who bought tickets and
came out for an afternoon of

delicious food and family fun,”

said Angela Fox, Sacred Heart
parishioner and Steak-Out
chairperson.

“Many thanks also to our

parishioners, friends and.

guests who volunteered their
time and talents to make this

' such a great success.”

All Steak-Out and Mini-
Fair proceeds benefit Sacred
Heart Catholic Church.

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Roles in Finance and Accounting

Due to the changed business environment, growth. in business operations as well as
significant level of investment in the Company several opporuinives exist for seasoned

financial professionals.

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Chief Project Engineer

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for ensuring the execution of the
Capital Projects per design and meets required specifications and standards. Furthermore you are
responsible for coordinating with contractors and others on engineering matters. This covers both
mechanical and civil as well as E&I engineering activities. You will have a technical background,
most likely with a’Bachelors degree in mechanical and.or electrical engineering. You will have

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you would have a functional line to the Senior Controller. As
Project Controller you are responsible for the financial accounting and controlling of the Capital Projects.
Managing and balancing budgets, project cash flow and the financial reporting related fo the Capital
Projects. You will have a Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting or Finance with a CA or CPA certification.
You will have several years of experience in an accounting and controlling role. You preferably have
experience controlling large projects. You are pro-active, accurate and have an eye for details. You are
a strong communicator and are able to deal with people at different levels in different functions both
inside and outside of the Company.

Roles in Project Management & Engineering

To manage the various significant Capital Projects, Vopak Bahamas is setting up a
professional Project Management department. The department is headed by the Capital
Projects Manager who also is a member of the Vopak Bahamas Management Team.

Project Coordinator
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for planning and coordinating all activities
related to the execution of large capital projects and coordinating and expediting all site works carried
out by contractors. The aim is to ensure safe, timely and on budget delivery of these projects. You play
an important role coordinating between the project team and the rest of the organisation as well as with
contractors and sub-contractors. You will have a strong technical background, a BSc-engineering degree
with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
You will be able to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and take decisions under pressure. You will have
had experience negotiating with and managing contractors/vendors and monitoring the execution of large
capital projects. Experience within storage tank construction, marine constructions and/or the (petro)
chemical industry is preferred.

Contract Administrator / Planner

Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for managing awarded construction
contracts for Capital Projects and safeguarding the company against excessive claims for extra work etc.
You will support the Project Coordinators in managing the logistics of all ongoing projects to ensure all
projects are executed smoothly and mitigate project delays. You will make detailed project plans, measure
progress, and assist in progress reporting. Where required you will also liaise with contractors and other
departments in the company. You will process and manage contractor claims, file counter clams where
appropriate, control change-order process, take minutes of meetings etc. You are likely to have a legal
background or at least have a strong affinity with legal work and probably have worked within claims
management department within larger construction environments. You will also have a sound understanding
of construction projects and related engineering aspects, with several years of relevant experience in
project planning and execution. You are familiar with project planning tools such as Primavera or MS
Project. You will be methodical and precise, taking a pro-Active approach to identify and remove potential
‘roadblocks’ before they occur. You will be outgoing and an excellent communicator both orally and in
writing. You will be punctual and have a strong eye for detail whist maintaining clear sight of the bigger
picture. You will be able to work under pressure and be able to manage and hold your own in difficult
situations. You are a team player and are able to develop creative solutions to balance potentially conflicting
priorities.

more than 5 years of experience in relevant project work and aré both able and comfortable dealing
with contractors and specialists in all areas of construction. Experience in tank construction or
similar industry is strongly preferred. You will lead a team of Quality Control and Assurance (QCA) .
Enginerss specialised in the various engineering areas for the day to day QC in the field.

Quality Control and Assurance Engineers

Reporting to the Chief Project Engineer, as QCA Engineers you are specialised in a specific area
of mechanical, electrical or civil construction. You are responsible for the day to day monitoring
and supervision of construction activities in the field and the inspection and validation of executed
work, ensuring it meets design and specifications. You will also have a Strong eye for safety standards
and safety awareness demonstrated in the execution of the activities. You will have a technical
background and will be qualified in one of the three engineering disciplines: mechanical, civil or
electrical & instrumentation. You will have several years of experience in supervising construction
activities and performing quality inspections.

To support the refurbishment of our existing facilities and prepare for growth we are also looking
to strengthen the capabilities of our Maintenance department.

Maintenance Manager

Reporting to the Techincal Operations Director, you will be responsible for all technical & engmeering
aspects of maintaining the technical integrity of existing facilities (both for land and marine assets).
Besides performing basic engineering tasks, this also entails developing technical scopes for projects
and executing these projects with outside contractors. Additionally you will assist the Maintenance
Manager with development and implementation of long term.maintenance strategy, maintenance
plans and maintenance budgets. You will coordinate the execution of maintenance activities with
other departments (commercial and operations) to ensure minimal disruption to ongoing operations. You

will have at least a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and have at least 5 years of relevant
experience within industry. You will have a sound understanding of modern maintenance
strategies. You will be a highly energetic individual and able to interact with different departments.
A specialist in your field you still are able to see the bigger picture and prioritise accordingly.

Global Fulfiliment Services Ltd., PO Box F-42607, Freeport, Grand
Bahama Or by email to:vopakapps@globalfulfillmentitd.com |

All vacancies are open to Bahamian Citizens and or Bahamian Residents. Vopak is an
equal opportunity employer and all applications will be weighed on their merits regardiess
of race and gender. A psychological assessment may be part of the recruitment process.
Current employees are also invited to apply to these positions. All information SS oer
will be treated confidentially.

Applicants are to be aware that any inquiry, made by telephone or office’ visit
to Global Fulfiliment Services, Ltd in reference to any application may render
it ineligible for process. Applicants will be notified by written letter on the
status of his/her submission.



The deadline for application is Friday, December 5th, 2008
PAGE 12, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008

PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY

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TECHNICAL SERVICE OFFICER

The Public Hospitals Authority invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the
post of Technical Service Officer 1 in the Information Management System Unit, Public .
Hospitals Authority, Corporate Office.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

° Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or equivalent; :

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Perform routine daily operations . and backups

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Assists with planning, managing and coordinating work
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Ensures compliance with security protocols and integrity of systems;

Installs, maintains and upgrades operating systems and
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Performs essential network functions; configures: network users, -
creates and maintains user profiles and other basic functions;

Performs backup, monitors AS400 system utilities and maintains
program libraries; ° . ;

Assists users with AS400 terminal | operations and request Query
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Prepares managerial reports for distribution to functional
departments;

Researches current and new fechnolsgigs and recommends —
business enhancing processes and procedures;

10. Assists with coordination and providing end user training;
11. . Assists with projects with the Unit;

12. Maintains logs and operations procedures. manuals (Linus/Unix
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The 5 salary of the post is in Scale HAIS6 ($26, 150 x 700 - $32,450) _
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Hotel workers’ march

FROM page one

Douglas.

The demonstrators are expect-
ed to include some of the almost
1,000 employees laid-off from
Atlantis and Harborside Resort
on Paradise Island in the last
week.

Mr Wilson said the march will
start at 8am from. the Western
Esplanade to the House of
Assembly.

The proposed demonstration
comes as parliamentarians are
scheduled to debate the econo-

my today, as Bahamians increas-.

ingly feel the brunt of the global
economic downturn. ,

The march is not being attend-
ed by BHCAWU president Roy
Colebrooke or Mr Douglas, as
infighting continues within the
union.

Mr Douglas said: “I thought
the prime minister addressed the
nation and said what the govern-.
ment would do to assist in any
way they can with persons that
fall into hardship, I think that’s
as much as they could have done.

. “He made some attempts when
it comes to helping people with
their power bill and things which
people appreciated very much
because some people said they
would never see light again, so
that was a great assistance.

“We’ve got to understand that
we cannot just depend on gov-
ernment. Government is limited.

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have problems financing-wise, if
the government is not receiving
taxes from businesses, tourism,
etc, how does the treasury keep
moving?” asked the unionist.

He added: “You just have to
understand, this is all over the
world so what can we do?”

Paul Moss, activist and con-
tender for the PLP deputy lead-
ership, said he hopes “that by
marching and coming to confront
these leaders that they spark
some discussion in terms of how
they are going to assist these per-
sons to have some semblance of a
life.”

He has questioned the legality
of the terminations at the resort,
as well as criticising the govern-
ment for failing to yet announce
when or in what form the unem-
ployment assistance and mort-
gage payment relief it has
announced will come into effect.

Yesterday, he said he would

’ like to see the government elab-

orate on these plans during
today’s debate, as well as “being
open” about its involvement in
the firings.

“Tell the truth about what hap-
pened behind closed doors, as to

whether the government respond-

ed correctly or not. It is incum-
bent for a government that prides
itself about openness and trans-
parency so that they can let peo-
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He said he expects the govern-
ment to also “tell people how
they are going to lower the cost of
doing business for businesses in
this country.”

“Part of the problem was the
high rise in BEC costs over the
summer. It more than doubled.
The government has it within
their purview to deal with BEC to
make sure that businesses get a
prime rate if they agree they will
not lay off persons in short and
medium term. That’s an impor-
tant incentive to keep people on,”
he said.

Atlantis’ managing director
George Markantonis told The
Tribune that both Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham and Oppo-
sition leader Perry Christie were
notified of the lay-offs a week
before they were carried out.

He also said that, before the

' terminations, the resort had been

engaged in a cost-saving exercise
which had already allowed it to
save $25 million. However, this
came on the heels of a $20 million
increase in its power bill this year.

¢ SEE EDITORIAL ON |
PAGE FOUR

Broker suing Bank
_ of the Bahamas
for alleged

missing money
FROM page one

demand the defendants give a
reason why $48,720, which “was
received from the attorney of -
TVABL in 2004 by Bank of the
Bahamas was not deposited
directly to account 135000927 and
is still missing from account
135000927.”
The court action calls. for the
bank to “provide concrete evi-
dence” which shows the defen-
dants “were authorised to dis- -

’ burse funds” from the same

account and to hand over imme-
diately the bank statements relat-

ing to it “which have been with-

held from TVABL for four years,
although more than 20 requests
were made in person, in writing,
in person and by telephone.”

The company is also looking
for, among other things, further
other relief “for the irreparable
pain, suffering, losses and dam-
age caused by the actions of the ,
Bank of the Bahamas and Darrel :
Bartlett.” }

COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Atlantic Medical Insurance (AMD), part of the Colonial Group of Catibeuids
(CGI) with headquarters in Bermuda, is seeking a Compliance Officer who
will provide support services to all of the Colonial [ Companiess in The

Bahamas.

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CGI,. with offices.in Bermuda, the Cavan Islands, the British Virgin
Islands as well as The Bahamas, offers a complete range of premier financial
and insurance services and, over the past few years, has undertaken
significant growth: This is an opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing
innovative company, focusing on providing clients with first class service
and access to competitive products.

The Compliance Officer for The Bahamas operation will report to the
Colonial Group Compliance Officer in Bermuda and administratively, to
she business unit leaders for each of The Bahamas compaies.

The primary purpose of this job is to support management in the achievement
. of their objectives in accordance with company policies and procedures
and also to ensure compliance with corporate requirements under applicable
laws, regulations, and guidance. The post will also be responsible for Anti
Money Laundering and Counter- Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF).

The successful Gandidate should possess:-
e . ABachelors degree in law or other relevant subject
A professional compliance designation is preferred
Relevant experience in compliance
Sound knowledge of company law and law relating to AML/CTF
compliance in The Bahamas
- Knowledge and experience in an insurance environment is preferred
Competent with standard Microsoft software applications
Good communication, presentation, and writing skills

Conipensation for the succbésfal candidate will be attractive and linked to
performance. AMI offers an attractive benefits package that includes
comprehensive medical insurance, contributory pensicn plan, life, and long

term disability coverage.

If you have a keen commitment to quality results and want to contribute
your talents to a dynamic company, contact us about this opportunity.
Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be made

in writing to:

Atlantic Medical Insurance

Attn: Human Resources

PO Box SS 5915
Nassau, Bahamas

Or email to:

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The closing date for applications is sth December, 2008


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Workers stop

Royal Bahamian Resort & Offshore Island

Invites application for the position of:

-DIRECTOR OF
ENTERTAINMENT

The applicant should have the following minimum
requirements

Five years experience as an Entertainment Director in
a Hotel Environment —

Must Have excellent communication skills and effective
public speaking skills

Ability to conceptualize and demonstrate a high degree
of original creative thinking

Ability to work collaboratively with corporate .
colleagues and staff to create a,result driven, team
oriented environment.

Proficiency in use of computer software applications
Ability to develop and implement a cohesive guest
activities and entertainment program.

Applications should be email to:.
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completed,” said Mrs Wilson.
“He is saying that it probably will
take two to three weeks and we
are very, very concerned.”

Some of the staircases at the
school were visible. safety haz-
ards.

Steel rebar protruded from the
concrete in one staircase, and
another, which had been pre-
pared for repair, had no sign or
barricade to prevent students
from walking on it.

During their lunch and while
teachers met with Mr Bethel, stu-
dents sat on-a staircase which was
still under repair. A scaffold and
-areas of bare, unpainted concrete
on the staircase, were the only
signs that progress was being
‘made.

repairs

Throughout the school, how-
ever, there were catwalks and
staircases with concrete chipped
from their undersides, exposing
the steel beneath.

In other areas water pipes were
exposed.

The Principal of Government
High School told reporters that
workers had chipped away the
pieces of the buildings that may
have been a hazard to students,
,had they broken off and fallen.
‘He did not want to say any more.

A grave concern for adminis-
trators was their inability to con-

at GHS

duct fire safety procedures.
“The school administration
wanted to do a fire drill and they
_ couldn’t do that,” said Mrs Wil-

son. “They had to postpone that ,

because they have to make sure
that the school is structurally safe.

“In a meeting last week the
teachers expressed concern about
the safety at the school and as
you would have seen, there are
about five staircases and there is
only one that is available for
entrance and exit for the entire
school and I think there are
approximately 1,200 students and

Relative af missing man Is angry at skull reports

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but they (the police) have to do what they have to

do."

The relative said that much to the family’s dismay
they were inundated with concerned calls following

the radio report.

Police said yesterday that they are actively i inves-
tigating the circumstances surrounding the find of a
human skull on "the side of the street" on Spring

Road, Gleniston Gardens.

. Although police have not released many details
surrounding the gruesome discovery, Chief Super-
intendent Glenn Miller said police discovered the

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uncover the rest of the remains and time of death.

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week and we're continuing to check that area with
canines and other crime scene recruits, but we

haven't uncovered anything else as yet," he said.

Captain Burrows went missing on September 8,
according to his family, on Paton Crescent in the
Eastwood subdivision. He was last seen wearing a

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80 teachers.”

Mr Bethel, as he arrived at the
‘school, did not want to speak to
members of the press and Mr
Grant could not be reached for
comment up to press time yester-
day.

Mrs Wilson said if nothing is
done within the weeks promised
by Mr Bethel, the BUT will
return to GHS.

“If nothing is done we will be
back and we will set out to make

. sufe that it is done or else the

teachers will have to look at oth-
er measures,” she said.

According to her, the BUT is
also concerned about RM Bai-
ley’s principal, who she said has
been asking teachers to circum-
vent.union shop stewards and
come directly to him with their
issues.

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_ "And this is now the com-
bination of all that we saw and
tight now the hotel is really,
really finding it very hard to
even keep the doors open to
be honest with you. There are
perhaps at the last and final
straw, because they've really
tried, the problem is there is
no money to advertise Grand
Bahama. The problem is
we've been unable to gener-
ate business and the problem
is we don't have airlift,” he
told The Tribune yesterday.

According to earlier reports,
lay offs may be imminent at
the resort because one of the
hotels — the Sheraton — is
closed for renovations and 400
workers are now on work rota- -
tion. Mr Wilchcombe said
many employees at the resort
are expecting the worst. .

"They're deeply concerned,
but they've been concerned
now for several months. We
raised it several months ago

| because at the time my deep
concern was the announce-
ment that they were going to
have a cut-back in the num-
ber of the airlifts that come to
Grand Bahama so that trig-
gered major concern and then
the occupancy levels have
been as low as nine per cent,
14 per cent, 23 per cent — so
it's not been a consistent,
growth pattern, but rather a
consistent pattern of decline.

"And that very seriously
caused many of the employ-

1{.€e§,,to believe that it, was,,

inevitable that something was
about to happen. They were
working one day, two days —
and some people taking no
money at home at all, and; of
‘course, the truth is it’s going to
eventually have a wear and |
‘tear on the organisation but
also on the employees. Now
we're beginning to see the |
stages in my view which will
eventually lead to massive lay
offs."

Despite this, the ‘former
minister of tourism believes
Grand Bahama is an untapped

"gold mine" that only neéds
strong leadership to overcome
its hurdles, one of which is
reduced international flights
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20,








2008

Celtics beat
Knicks without

Garnett...
See page 18



C R Walker
beats C V Bethel

@ By RENALDO DORSETT .
Sports Reporter



he GSSSA senior girls division is assured
of a new champion after the defending
title holders were eliminated in the semi-
finals yesterday.

_ The C R Walker Knights ousted last year’s cham-
pions, the C V Bethel Stingrays 17-12, 15-17, 15-9 ina

gruelling three-set thriller to.advance to the champi-" —

onship round.

The Knights showed no signs of fatigue, playing in
their second game of the evening after advancing to
the playoffs in the previous match with a 15-8 win over
the C I Gibson Rattlers.. }

The defending champions got out to an early 5-1
lead in the first set before the Knights rallied.

After a timeout by coach Floyd Armbrister, the
Knights came back to take a 6-5 lead.

The remainder of the first set featured four’ties
and five lead changes before the Knights we able to
pull away late.

Tied at 10, they ended the set.on a 7-2 run to gain
the first set advantage.

The Knights’ momentum carried over into the sec-
ond set as they took an early 5-1 lead. .

Reminiscent of the first set, the trailing team rallied .

to tie the game early on at five.
Also just as in the first set, a series of ties and lead
changes lasted until the final points of the set.

Tied at 15, the Stingrays’ scored the final two points

to force a third and final set.

The third set was all C R Walker as they took an
early 8-5 advantage and maintained the.margin
throughout to advance to the championship. |

The Knights will advance to take on the winners of
the other:semifinal match between the Rattlers and
the C C Sweeting Cobras, results of which were
unavailable up to press time last le

Sportsbeat... :



lakers rebound from
_ first loss of season

Pau Gasol, Lakers, scored a season-high 34
points and Los Angeles rebounded from its first:
loss of the season with a.116-109 victory over

~ Chicago... d
See page 18

A C Milan defeats Chievo

_ ROME (AP) —
disputed penalty by
Kaka earned AC
Milan a 1-0 victory
over last-place Chievo
Verona on Sunday and
moved the Rossoneri
within a point of Inter
Milan in Serie A. |

The Brazilian star
was tripped while
attempting to collect a pass, although TV replays
suggested the foul occurréd outside the area.

_ “Tt could be, that the foul was outside the
“. area, but only the replays could establish that,”
‘Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "Nobody
could be sure when they saw it live...
\ See page 17



Pacman hopes to return soon

FORT WORTH, Texas
(AP) — Suspended Cow-
boys cornerback Adam
"Pacman" Jones has com-
pleted the inpatient por-
tion of his NFL-ordered
alcohol treatment and has ©
returned to Texas, where he is hopeful of soon

_ being able to rejoin the team.

Jones' attorney, Worrick Robinson, said the
player is handing personal matters while waiting
for commissioner Roger Goodell to determine
if Jones will be reinstated and be able to play
again this season or in the future...



See page 16

Bethel’s Oquilene Lutus

CR WALKER’ s Angelena Tinker (right) bumps the ball over C V rte en encn

B Major/Tribune staff



CHARMIKA BULLARD makes a dig...



THE Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture’s attempt to relive the
old rivalry between the Beck’s
‘Cougars and the Kentucky
Colonels wasn’t quite what many

expected Saturday night.

Unlike their last meeting two
years ago, there weren’t that many

_ fans in the Kendal Isaacs Gymna-

sium. And while there were less
than half of the legends who com-

- peted in the latter encounter, fans
‘were treated to a much younger
- version of the showdown.

Not that it mattered, but the
Colonels prevailed with the victo-
ry as Craig 'Magic' Walkine, one of
the younger players on the court,
led the attack. John 'Blocks' John-

_ son, another one of the more
youthful players, sparked the \

Cougars.

That leaves the suggestion that
the ministry and the New Provi-
dence Basketball Association
should look.at expanding the list of
participation of the players from
yester-year.

Either bring some of the other

teams who played against the '

Cougars and the Colonels like the

Fox Hill Bombers, Smirnoff Nan-:

goes or the Heastie' s. Collegians,
just to name a few.
In the event that the organisers

can't find sufficient players to,
make up any of the teams, then’

they should look at the possibility

of putting together two All-Star

teams from within all of the teams.
There have been many players
who graced the hardwood and

made a significant impact to the

Sports Reporter



A BAHAMIAN gridiron star is
garnering much attention across
the United States for his efforts

on the field and in the classroom: '

Justin Campbell, a senior at Vic-
tory Christian Center School in
Charlotte, North Carolina, has
achieved a number of accolades
during his brief stint in the high
school so far. He was recently
selected to play in one of the most
prestigious football classics in the
US.

Campbell,.a 671” 265-pound
offensive and defensive lineman
and an Academic All-American,
has been named to the 44-man ros-
ter for the 2008 Oasis All Star
Shrine Classic, scheduled for
‘November 28 in Charlotte, North
Carolina.

The event pits the best players
from independent schools in the
Carolinas in a north versus south
matchup. ~

The North Carolina roster also
boasts two of Campbell’s team-
mates at Victory Christian,
Michael Stanton and Justin Foxx.

Grand Bahamian August Camp-
bell, out of Christ School in North



OPINION

game. Many of these players



_ undoubtedly feel left out because
. the emphasis is once again placed

on the Cougars and the Colonels.
I am not taking anything away
from the two teams because they
produced:a matchup that will con-
tinue to linger in. our minds as we
reflect on the past and present
state of basketball in the country.
‘But it’s time that we look at giv-
ing more of the former players a

Carolina, was also named to the
Shriners Classic. :

. The 63” 207-pound senior. has
committed to Duke University
next year on a full athletic schol-
arship.

The Oasis Shriners annually host

some of the best football players.

around the country and produced
the first high school all star game in
America in 1937.

Career

Campbell’s brief career began
modestly in New Providence while
in 10th grade at Jordan Prince
William High School.

He participated in sevefal train-
ing sessions and spent time in the
Commonwealth American Foot-
ball League before his parents

‘made the decision to continue his

education with the potential of
playing football in the US.

Campbell arrived at Victory
Christian with the season already
two games in progress, however
by game four he was named a
starter.

For his academic prowess,
Campbell was named an All-
American and was invited to a
three day familiarisation with oth-

chance to display whatever skills

-they have left in their not so young

legs. I’m sure many of them would
be up for the challenge as those
did for the Colonels and the
Cougars.

Bring on more of the 1egedid,

There’s talk that another big
rivalry is in the making, this time in
softball with the Budweiser Eagles
playing the T-Bird Flyers. Many
will remember the classic
matchups between these two
teams.

Maybe the ministry should take —

the legends classic across the board
and host a rematch of the past
rivals in all-of the major sports.
I'm sure that there are many
who would like to see some of the
former stars come back to strut

- their stuff on their old playground.

Talking about playground, the

Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools: |

championship is currently into its
best-of-three series and it's a
rematch of last year's final

between defending champions St’

Thomas More Sparks and. the St
Bede's Crushers.

Many of you would remember
the old days when your playground
at school was just that - a play-
ground. There was no organised
basketball leagues to participate
in, whether or not you were in the
private or public schools.

Sure, you had an opportunity to
play basketball and some of the

' other sports, but most of the time

it was just during physical educa-

‘tion classes.
Foday, private and public high?

er top students in the region at the
University of North Carolina. -
Of his more than 40 scholarship

, offers'to universities, Campbell has

received attention for his produc-
tivity in the classroom.

His father,‘ Dwight Campbell,
said the discipline instilled in his
character at a young age set the
tone for his son’s success in such a
structured programme.

“The discipline we tried to give
him from home as a kid I think,

. and all the guidance that was

instilled in him at a young. age,
makes the transition much easier
for him over there playing in that
system and learning in that system
and excelling at both,” he said.
“When he got over there and was
forced into hard work, that.foun-
dation was already there so the
adjustment has not been difficult
for him. The environment over
there is a very strict one and it
helps him‘to get better in every
aspect.”

Campbell said his son has always
been a keen student of the game
and sought a means to play the
game at the highest level.

“He always loved football and
he has always been a disciplined
guy. So we knew once he got the

‘Bring on more of the legends’
STUBBS

schools organise sporting events.
And the two leagues have been
the breeding ground for many of

“the players who have gone on to

‘excel inthe high'school system.

The Catholic Diocesan Primary
Schools league is a prime exam-
ple.

If you have the opportunity on
Monday.or Wednesday, it would
be.a good time to go to Loyola
Hall .on Gladstone Road to view
the young stars in action. It promis-
es to be quite a matchup.

“Who knows where. these play-
ers will eventually end up playing
some day? At least you can look

“back and say ‘hey I remember
‘ when:so and so played a key role’
for their respective team.

So while you may not have had
the opportunity to view the players
from days gone by perform last
weekend, you have a chance to see
the future stars when they com-
pete for the coveted Htle next
week.

You'll be surprised to see the
‘level of enthusiasm exhibited, not
just from the players but from their
parents and family members as

‘they try to take over the coaching .

chores‘on the sidelines. _

‘And for those who are guilty of.
interfering, please.allow the coach-
es to do their jobs. The players are
simply too young to be distracted
by all of the plays that are hurled
at them from every direction.

The players have to learn now
that the coaches are the ones they
have to:respond to on the court -
not the parents.

Bahamian football star blazing o on field, in classroom

_ Mt By RENALDO DORSETT

opportunity. to play at: that level
he would be able to compete with
some of the best,” he.said. “Playing
in the US was always a dream of
his because he was intent on learn-
ing the fundamentals of the game.
The great thing about Justin is he
knows he has a long way to go so
he is still developing every game
and he wants to get better.”

Campbell said his son is prov-
ing to be an attractive recruit to
many of the top universities in the
US because of his performance on
the field and in the classroom.

“The fact he does'so well in the
classroom I think makes him more
attractive to some of the schools
because a few of the schools that
have shown him interest have
mentioned that specifically in their
letters that his performance in both
areas is a definite benefit,” he said.
“He knows if he doesn’t do well
academically he cannot play and if
you do not do well they will sit you
out for four games so that has
forced him to keep a particular
GPA.”

At Victory Christian, Campbell
is the roommate of another
Bahamian standout, Clyson Beck-
ford, who excels on the hardwood
in basketball.
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f By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)
— Suspended Cowboys corner-
back Adam "Pacman" Jones
has completed the inpatient

‘ portion of his NFL-ordered

alcohol treatment and has
returned to. Texas, where he is

hopeful of soon being able to

rejoin the team.

Jones’ attorney, Worrick
Robinson, said the player is
handing personal matters while
waiting for commissioner Roger
Goodell to determine if Jones
will be reinstated and be able
to play again this season or in
the future.

"He's using this t time to focus
on himself and focus on his pri-
orities, which is to stay commit-
ted to the program he started,"
Robinson told the AP late

. Tuesday night. "He's re-estab-

lishing his life in Dallas with this
program being a priority."
Jones was suspended indefi-

nitely last month for violating

the league's personal conduct

- policy. The commissioner.said;
‘then that the suspension would
_ be a minimum.of four.games.........

and that he would evaluate the
situation after that time.

The fourth game was Sunday,
and Jones took part in a pro-
gram in the Boston area during
the month while he wasn't play-

-ing.

Robin said:there has "not
been any timetable for when a
decision will be made by the
commissioner."

Only six weeks after being

reinstated from a 17-month sus- .

pension because of repeated
legal problems, the cornerback
was involved in an alcohol-relat-

ed scuffle Oct. 7 with one of his - .
bodyguards at a private party

at an upscale Dallas hotel. The

Cowboys had employed the

bodyguards to try to keep Jones
out of trouble.

The league said: then that
reinstatement would depend on
strict compliance with treatment
plans and an evaluation by
"clinical experts." -

In an interview Tuesday on
the NFL Network, Goodell said
he would be hearing later this
week from professionals who
have been evaluating Jones
over the past month.
The.commissioner said.a

decision with respect to Jones'
status would be made “some
time in the coming days."

Robinson said Jones will be
establishing an outpatient rela-
tionship in Dallas as he contin-
ues with his program.

"He is staying true to his pro-
gram, but he is also a 25-year-
old young man who is a profes-
sional football player and.he
would like to return to his fam-
ily, which is the Cowboys,"

‘Robinson said. "He and I-have

had several discussions that the
only thing he can control is what
he's doing and how he's
addressing his personal issues,
and the rest of that is out of his

control."

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
said last week that he would
welcome Adam Jones back to
the team if he's reinstated and
didn't expect it to be a distrac-
tion if the player returned.

"No, not if he's adhering to
the kind of things that .he has -
to: address," the owner. said.
"He was a hard worker, hard
practicer and certainly con-

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ROME (AP) — A disputed
penalty by Kaka earned AC
Milan a 1-0 victory over last-
place Chievo Verona on Sun-
day and moved the Rossoneri
within a point of Inter Milan in
Serie A.

The Brazilian star was tripped
while attempting to collect a
pass, although TV replays sug-
zested the foul occurred out-
side the area.

"It could be that the foul was
outside the area; but only the
replays could establish that,"
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti
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when they saw it live.

"The only negative note was
that we didn't finish the ‘game
off sooner with all that we cre-
ated. We shouldn't have let the
score stay 1-0 until the end."

The victory keeps Milan a
- point behind Inter, which has

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Napoli fell behind in the title
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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Celtics beat Knicks without Garnett

@ By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer_.

BOSTON (AP) — It was
quiet — too quiet — in the
Boston locker room before the

game. On the floor, the Celtics |

managed to replace Kevin Gar-
nett's intensity just fine.

"Not having a great player

out there, you definitely miss
him," point guard Rajon Ron-
do said after Boston beat the
New York Knicks 110-101 on
Tuesday night while Garnett
served a one-game suspension.
"But we tried to go out tonight
and get the ball moving and
that's what we did. ... A lot of
guys got shots."

Starting in place of Garnett,
Brian Scalabrine hit a3-point-
er with 1:14 left to help Boston
recover after its 15-point,
fourth-quarter lead -was
trimmed to four. Paul Piercé
scored 22 with eight rebounds,
Kendrick Perkins had 16 points

and eight rebounds and Rondo: °

had 15 points, eight boards and
seven assists.

> "It was kind of a different
atmosphere in the locker room,
a little bit quieter than usual,"

Pierce said. "Thank goodness
we were able to take up the
slack for one game and get the
win. '

Wilson Chandler scored 23,
and Zach Randolph had 18
points and eight rebounds for
New York. The Knicks tried
to muscle their way closer in
the Atlantic Division — they
were called for three technicals

— but instead lost to Boston |

for the seventh consecutive
time.

"T'm just real curious to see
what those guys will be saying
if we weren't in a basketball
league and didn't have refer-
ees," Knicks forward Quentin
Richardson said. "I mean, it
wouldn't be the same story. I
mean, they are the world cham-
pions and rah, rah, rah, but the
tough part I don't factor.

"I come from a neighbor-
hood where you can say what
you want to say, but until you
do something, it don't mean
nothing."

Garnett did not miss a game.

last season until Jan. 27, when
he began a nine-game stint in

» street clothes because of an

abdominal strain; the Celtics

were 9-2 in all without him dur-
ing their NBA championship
run. But he was suspended for

throwing a punch at Milwau- ,

kee's Andrew Bogut on Satur-
day and forced to sit out one
game.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers
decided to start Scalabrine, the
little-used big man, rather than
pull Leon Powe off the second
unit and upset his rotation.
Powe scored 14 with seven
rebounds off the bench and
played most of the fourth quar-
ter, but Scalabrine came back
in with 1:50 left after the
Knicks used runs of 11-2 and 5-
0 to get to 103-99.

Pierce hit one of two free
throws to make it:a five-point
game, then Scalabrine hit a 3-

pointer from the left corner..
Scalabrine also hit back-to--

back long jumpers in the third,
one of them a 3-pointer, for his
only other baskets of the night.

"He played good defense
and hit two big 3s and, I just
feel good for him," Celtics
guard Eddie House said. "He

‘got his number called and he

was ready. He was a true pro-
fessional."

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Tuastay’ s game in Boston...



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Detroit at Boston (8 pm
EST). The Pistons and Celtics
renew their rivalry when Allen
Iverson and crew visit the

. defending NBA champions.
Kevin Garnett returns from a .

one-game suspension for
Boston.

‘STARS |

Tuesday

— LeBron James, Cavaliers,
had 31 points, eight rebounds
and four assists in a 106-82 vic-
tory at New Jersey, leading

Cleveland to its eighth straight -
‘win. ;

. — Pau Gasol, Lakers, scored
a season-high 34 points and Los
Angeles rebounded from its
first loss of the season with a
116-109 victory over Chicago.

_— Danny Granger, Pacers,
scored 34 points in’a 113-96 vic-

Hawks, losers of four straight

dfter.a.6-0 start Sig ene Boi Lat we!

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ABOUT
. Dirk Nowitzki scored 32
points and Dallas never trailed
in a 100-83 rout of Charlotte,
delighting owner Mark Cuban a

day after he was charged with

insider trading.

With Cuban sitting along the
baseline, as animated as usual,
the Mavericks toyed with the
lifeless, undermanned Bobcats

‘in their second'consecutive win.

Charlotte fell behind 15-0

while playing again without top .

scorer Jason Richardson (knee).

The Bobcats didn't score until
nearly seven minutes had
elapsed in a woeful perfor-
mance’ that kept them winless
against Dallas.

WORTH THE HYPE ..

Greg Oden ‘and Derrick
Rose, the past two No. 1 draft
picks, both had big games’ as

_their teams lost Tuesday night.

Oden, the top selection in

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the best night of his five-game
NBA career. Back. from

- injuries, he went 8-for-12 and

played 30 minutes through foul
trouble as the Trail Blazers lost
their seventh straight in Oak-
land. Rose, chosen first by
Chicago in June, led the Bulls
with 25 points and nine assists in

a 116-109 loss to the Los Ange-

les Lakers,

SUPER SUB

Starting in place of suspended
Kevin Garnett, little-used big
man Brian Scalabrine hit a 3-
pointer with 1:14 left to help the
Boston Celtics seal a.110-101
victory over New York after
their 15-point, fourth-quarter
lead was trimmed to four. Gar-

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was surprised. I thought it was a

ridiculous suspension," Boston
coach Doc Rivers said before
the game. "I just want more
consistency from our league."
Rivers said Garnett was hit in
the face twice from the side and

‘he flailed out.an arm as a reflex.

"TI guess that. constitutes a
punch," he said.

YOUNG GUNS
LeBron James replaced Kobe
Bryant as the youngest player in

.NBA history to score 11,000
points. James (23 years, 323°

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of the final minutes while
Stephen Jackson and Corey
Maggette barely held off the
Trail Blazers.

CAPITAL COLLAPSE

The Washington Wizards
dropped to 1-7 with a 94-87 loss
to Miami, the franchise's worst
start since 1999, Dwyane Wade
had 19 points, 10 assists and six
rebounds for the Heat, leading
six scorers in double figures as
Miami beat the Wizards for the
second tite 1. ve days.

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Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama in new audio message

| By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
CAIRO, Egypt



Al-Qaida's No. 2 slurred Barack Oba-
ma with a demeaning racial term for a
black American who does the bidding
of whites in a new Web message Wednes-
day intended to dent the president-elec-
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sympathetic than white leaders to what
"the
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explains the term, saying black slaves
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real property tax increases
caused by the 2008-2009
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been defended by the min-
ister of state for finance.

Zhivargo Laing, at a
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SEE page 6B



Recession going
to be ‘especially
painful’ this time

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

THE current economic reces-

sion will be “particularly
painful” for the Bahamas, a
leading banker has told Tribune
Business, because the downturn
in the US economy - whose for-
tunes are inextricably linked

with those of this nation - is like- ©

ly to be deeper and longer-last-

ing than previous contractions:

Answer Sunderji,. Fidelity
International Bank & trust’s
chairman and chief executive,
said all the evidence indicated

that the current US downturn -

was unlikely to be a ‘V-shaped’

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Bahamas ‘in a real bind’ Thompson
over ‘marginal’ resorts

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he. Bahamian
hotel industry’s
“marginal prof-
itability” has made
this nation’s
largest industry “vulnerable” to
the downturn-induced mass lay-
offs witnessed in the past week,
a leading economist telling Tri-
bune Business yesterday: “The

country has got itself in a real.
bind and getting out of it is not

going to be easy.”
Ralph Massey, the Bahamas-
based economist who played a

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influential Tourism Taskforce
on Trade Liberalisation report
in 2003, said the Bahamian
hotel industry’s woes and sub-
sequent staff unemployment

were being exacerbated by the
issues addressed in the report -
high operating costs structure,
low productivity and poor edu-
cational grounding. :
Adding that “for better or

‘worse, its main industry is

tourism”, Mr Massey said the

‘Bahamas’ failure to address the

weaknesses cited in the report

- SEE page 4B



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Unionist: Economy’s ‘flawed foundations’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL ©
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian economy’s foundations
are “flawed” due to its regressive tax system
and the fact “we are pricing ourselves out of
the market” on tourism, a veteran trade
unionist said yesterday, in urging the Gov-

ernment to cape an income tax sys- "
* tem.

Arguing that it was unfair that the current
import duty system required middle class
and lower-income Bahamians to “pay a
higher percentage of their salary in taxes
than a guy making a higher salary”, Hued-

‘ley Moss said it was imperative that living

costs be ‘kept down for visitors and Balan:
ans alike.

“We believe the foundations of our coun-
try are flawed, and if that is flawed, it does
not matter what type of furniture or fix-

short, sharp shock, where it con-
tracted and then rapidly recov-
ered.

Rather, it seemed set to be
an ‘L- -shaped’ recession, where
the US economy contracted-and
then, instead of rebounding
quickly, continued to bump
along the bottom for some time
without entering a new Srowth
cycle:

“I think we’re going to have

derji said.

“This time, the recession: is.
not going to be very short,
where there is a:sharp drop and
rapid recovery, but more ‘L- |
shaped’ like Japan’s [in the
1990s], where there was a sharp
drop in economic activity and
it stayed there for some years.
It’s going to be particularly
painful, this one.”

. Any ‘L-shaped’ US recession
would be especially bad news
for the Bahamas, given its
dependency on tourism and the

of visitors to this nation come
from the US.

That would indicate a much
deeper and longer-lasting US
recession than previous down-
turns, such as the one triggered
by the September 11, 2001, ter-
ror attacks, which were of the.
short-sharp shock variety.

Given that there is usually a
six-month lag between events
in the US and their subsequent
impact on the Bahamian econ-
omy, it now appears likely that
it will be the 2010 first half at

SEE page 9B

* Bahamas ‘pricing itself out of the market’ on tourism,

and hurting tourists and visifors 4]
tax.system that keeps costs high

* Call for income tax

tures are put in the building,” Mr Moss told

Tribune Business.

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dependent on tourism..We all agree that is
a yery competitive industry, and we are

basically pricing ourselves out of the mar- .

ket.
“We don’t aderstand that we have a
regressive tax system in place. We are rely-

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to pay the bulk of the Government’s taxes.”

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pricing ourselves out of the market. We are
not giving value for money, and simply
think the answer to our concerns is to bring
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ROYALFidelity Merchant
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the expansion of its operations
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the relatively few Bahamas-
based companies to venture
beyond this nation’s borders.

RoyalFidelity is a 50/50 joint
venture between Royal Bank
of Canada (RBC) and
Bahamas-based Fidelity Bank
& Trust International, the for-
mer having acquired a 50 per
cent interest in the latter’s
Fidelity Merchant Bank &
Trust subsidiary.

As part of the deal, Royal
Bank transferred its Barbados
investment management and

* trust business to a Barbados

subsidiary. of RoyalFidelity:
Royal Fidelity now operates in
Barbados and the Bahamas
with assets under management
and. administration in excess
of US$1 billion.

Anwer Sunderji, Fidelity’s
chairman and chief executive,
said: “Our transformative part-
nership with RBC will accel-
erate the growth of the mer-
chant bank. Royal Fidelity will
now not only be the leading
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“Clients of the new Royal-
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RoyalFidelity provides cor-
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project.

The office, which will
house some of the develop-
ment’s 60 staff members, °
was Officially opened by
| developer Roger Stein, with

the project set to start during

the second quarter of 2009.

The $867 million New

South Ocean development,

located in south-west New

Providence, is being led by

Mr Stein. The office open-

ing was viewed as a sign that

the developer remains com-
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these tough economic times.
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Film Studios’ owner
and chairman yesterday told Tribune
Business that the Supreme Court had
thrown out a damages and breach of
employment contract claim filed
against him by one of the project’s
three founding partners.

Ross Fuller, in an e-mail sent to this
newspaper, said Supreme Court Justice
John Lyons had thrown the action filed
by the late Paul Quigley out on
November 12, 2008, having been
informed about this development by
his attorneys, Lennox Paton.

Marco Turnquest, the Lennox Paton
attorney representing Mr Fuller and



PRIME MINISTER HUBERT INGRAHAM

the Bahamas Film Studios, said yes-
terday when contacted by this news-
paper that while he understood the
action had been thrown out, he had
not been present when it occurred. '

The Lennox Paton attorney who had
attended court was now on holiday,
and Mr Turnquest said: “That [the
default judgment] has been set aside
and the injunction set aside. That’s as
much as I know.”

Mr Quigley had filed the action
against Mr Fuller and the Bahamas
Film Studios in March 2007, initially
seeking an injunction to prevent the
former from taking proceeds worth up
to $1.6 million out of the Bahamas if
he was successful in selling the pro-
ject to other investors.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 3B

Mr Quigley subsequently is under-
stood to have obtained a default judg-
ment for a sum between $ ..8-$2 mil-
lion, but both that and the injunction
have now been set aside.

Tribune Business reported last year
how, in documents to support his case,
Mr Quigley had alleged that ‘the
Bahamas Film Studios project had
been undercapitalised from the start.
He was then “left alone” to run the
project after his two fellow partners,
Hans Schutte and Michael Collyer,
pre-deceased him in April 2005 and
December 2004 respectively.

Mr Quigley alleged that he had
“invested a substantial portion of my
net worth in the company” to keep
the Bahamas Film Studios operational,



ees, II sR TTS I SN et Sa a a «|
Film Studios action dismissed by court

charging some $160,000 worth of
expenses to his credit card, mortgaging

‘ both his and his mother’s house, using

up his savings and selling his car.

Mr Fuller took over the project after
Mr Schutte’s death, Mr Quigley
alleged, but their relationship broke
down in 2006, leading to Mr Fuller
sending him an e-mail telling him he
had been dismissed as an officer and
director of Gold Rock Creek Enter-
prises, the Bahamas-incorporated
holding vehicle for the Bahamas Film
Studios.

Separately, Tribune Business has
been told that Mr Quigley’s estate had
indicated earlier this year that they
may not pursue the action against Mr
Fuller or the Bahamas Film Studios.

PM leads speaker list
for Business Outlook

PRIME Minister Hubert

Ingraham will deliver the
keynote address at the
Bahamas Business Outlook
scheduled for January 15, 2009,
focusing on strategies for a
strong economic rebound.
Joan Albury, president ‘of

‘The Counsellors, the seminar’s
organisier, said the Business:

Outlook will place a strong
emphasis on strategies for mov-
ing ahead and putting collec-
tive Bahamian talents togeth-
er to effect positive change in
the aftermath of tough eco-
nomic problems affecting not
just the Bahamas, but the
world.

“There is no doubt that
economies around the world

and, certainly that of the
Bahamas, are being shaken by
the double blow of the melt-
down in the sub-prime mort-
gage market and constantly
fluctuating oil prices,” she said.

“We also accept that both of
these developments are fuelling
the rising cost of consumer

items. That is the reality, and

it is understandable that peo:
ple are concerned.

“Tt is not our intention, how-
ever, to focus on what has hap-
pened.but on what can be done
to help our economy and indi-
vidual businesses to rebound
for the benefit of Bahamians
generally. The Bahamas Busi-
ness Outlook theme for this

reflect our company’s optimism
that there is hope. There is
much we can do to realise that
hope, but we must be willing
to stop the hand-wringing at
this point and put our shoul-
ders to the wheel.”

Now in its 18th year, the
annual Bahamas Business Out-
look is a community develop- |
ment initiative conceived by:
The Counsellors. Attracting an
attendance drawn from all sec-
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the forumbrings together local
and international business lead-
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FROM page 1B

he helped produce five years
ago “makes the country more

-vulnerable” to a global eco-
nomic downturn and the prob- -

lems experienced in the past
few weeks.
High global oil prices, which

fed into Bahamian electricity -

prices and airline ticket fees,
“makes the Bahamas more
marginal, because global travel
becomes more expensive, and
in a recession all travel becomes

expensive.

“The Bahamas is in a posi-
tion where it’s got a great loca-

tion, great natural resources, ©

but it’s a very high cost country
and you don’t have high quality
service.”

If anything, the 800 lay-offs
at Atlantis appear to have con-
centrated minds among the
remaining staff, if what Mr

. Massey told Tribune Business

yesterday is anything to go by.

Recalling a meal his wife and
some of her friends enjoyed at
the Paradise Island resort last
week, he said: “They noticed
an incredible increase in all the
service at an Atlantis restaurant
within the last week. They left a
larger tip [as a result].”

Criticising the development
models employed by previous
governments, and especially the
former Christie administration,
Mr Massey said developers had
increasing:,’ become reliant on
sales of surrounding land for
real estate development as the
avenue to generate their profits,
given that the main hotel com-
ponent’s profit margins were so
minimal.

As a result, huge tracts of
Bahamian land had been allo-
cated for mixed-use resort

_developments in the hope that

some would come through to
create Bahamian jobs.

“You get this fantasy world
that Perry [Christie] was in,
where they [the developers]

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need more land, the need quick-
er profits at the front-end, and
they’re going to get out of the
business as rapidly as possible,
because the hotel is not prof-
itable enough.

“Until hotels down here can
be profitable in and of them-
selves, separate from all the real
estate gains and all the ancil-
lary land products, that is not
real development.”

Mr Massey said the so-called
‘anchor property’ strategy, as
developed by successive FNM
and PLP administrations, had
involved “trying to put one mas-
sive Atlantis on each island”.

Describing this as a “govern-
ment-imagined building block
model” that was unlikely to suc-
ceed, Mr Massey said the
Bahamas instead should look
towards Abaco as a model of
Family Island development,
focusing on a “slower, meticu-
lous development policy” and
exploiting each island’s unique
characteristics.

Mr Massey added: “The tra-
ditional hotel,model remains
marginally profitable [in the
Bahamas]. They’ve always been
marginally profitable, and will
remain like this economy will
remain if no one wakes up to
the education problem and the

’ need for changes in the public

education system.”

The Tourism Taskforce’s
2003 report compared a Nassau
hotel with properties in the
Caribbean with ,similar sizes,
occupancy rates and average
daily room rates.

The report said “the real
shocker” was that gross oper-
ating profits for the Nassau
resort were just 9 per cent, com-
pared to 22 per cent for the
Caribbean resort and:35 per
cent for the US resort, placing

the Bahamian hotel some 59 __

per cent and 74 per cent below

_ their counterparts.

In addition, the Nassau
hotel’s room payroll was 40 per

_ cent greater than the Caribbean

hotel’s and 17 per cent greater
than that for the US hotel, with
food and beverage payrolls
some 25 per cent and 17 per
cent greater.

- Food and beverage expenses
in Nassau were some 183 per
cent above the equivalent for
the US hotel, something the
report said reflected the “high
cost of pilferage and waste”,
with utility and mechanical costs
some 114 per cent higher. And
that was before this year’s BEC

_ price increases.

All this had impacted the rate
of return on investment for
Bahamian hotel operators, with
the return on the Atlantis casi-
no during its first year in oper-
ation standing at 10 per cent,
compared to the’average 17.1
per cent for 11 Las Vegas casi-
nos.

All this adds up to a high-
cost, inefficient and low pro-

§ = ductivity hotel! sector that puts it

at a competitive disadvantage
against. its regional and global
rivals. °-

And in the current context,
Mr Massey yesterday said the
situation in the Bahamian hotel
industry was likely to get worse,
as “I don’t ihink we’ll see where
the bottom is until we roll

“through the Christmas season,

get through the year-end and
get into those Spring bookings”.













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BUSINESS

MEMBERS of the BFSB’s Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee (I-r) : Wendy Warren, Suzanne Black (chair), lvylyn Cas sar, Venetia Gibson

BFSB to celebrate
10th anniversary

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) is mark-
ing its 10th anniversary with a
celebration of-the people, part-
ners and the pursuit of excel-
lence within the industry.

Initiatives planned to com-
memorate the occasion includ-
ed the launching of a banner
on Shirley Street, a radio and
' television show, and — to cap
off the celebrations - a Cock-
tail Reception and Silent Auc-
tion on November 22nd.

BFSB Board director and
anniversary committee chair,
Suzanne Black, said: “Given
these challenging times, I think
it’s important that we stop and

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recognise our accomplishments.
We hope and would encourage
all financial industry partici-
pants and friends of the indus-
try to join the celebrations.”
Wendy Warren, BFSB’s
chief executive and executive
director, added: “BFSB has
been so privileged to assist in

‘the development and marketing

of the financial services industry
for 10 years.”

She explained that any suc-
cess achieved was as a result of
the partnership between the
public and private sectors, and
their determination to improve
the business environment in the
Bahamas. "BFSB is very thank-

ful for the stakeholders of our
‘ financial services sector; they

contribute so much, many times
without being asked and with-
out complaint,” Ms Warren
added.

The sponsors for: the

-November 22 event include

Abaco Beach Resort & Boat
Harbour, Antonius Roberts
Studios, Bahamasair, Bahamas
Business Solutions, Bahamas
Ferries, Bimini. Bay Resort &
Marina, British Airways, British
Colonial Hilton Nassau, BTC,
Café Matisse, Coin of the
Realm Limited, Colombian
Emeralds International, Cus-
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Palms, Four Seasons Resort,
Impressions, John Bull, Old
Fort Bay Club, SkyBahamas

. Airline, The Skin Centre

and Windermere Day Spa &
Salon.

The BFSB, a private-public
partnership, officially began
operation in July 1998. Cur-
rently, it has more than 160
members from banking, trust,
investment advisory services,
insurance and investment fund
administration, as well as legal,
accounting and management
professionals.:

For a complete list of BFSB
members, visit www.bfsb-
bahamas.com

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Unionist: Economy’ S BIFDerry S shares drop
‘flawed foundations’

FR countries that offer the best val- system, the Governme:nt’s rev-
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become fairer, more progres-
Added sive and enable it to raise the

Mr Moss added that by

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implementing an income tax













a year, that would not solve our
problems because Americans
are only spending money in the

needs.
“Unless the Government
. realises the importance of keep-
ing costs down for visitors and
our own people, we are always ..
going to be experiencing what
we are now experiericing,” Mr
Moss said.

He added that clespite the
reduction in global. oil prices,
the cost of utilities. and other
products had not come down,
implying that many in the busi-
ness community had - in his |
eyes - used the increase as a
cover to increase prices.

The Government has tradi-
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Tax bill
FROM page 1B

were “shocked by how high the
bill was compared to last year”.
She wondered if there was any
plan by the Government to
revisit the issue.

Mr Laing said that although
the $35,000 cap formerly in
place had been removed, no
other major tax structure

changes had been implement-:

ed.

The minister explained that

one possible explanation for the
increase was that many of the

tourists and sales of the company's handijags, from 449.1 million pounds.

‘shock’
SNnoc

homes had not undergone a val-

ation process for a while.

“Therefore, when they would
have done the valuation recent-

_ly, their property value was

higher and so the bill that they
would receive would be higher
as well,” the minister said.

Mr Laing added that any
change to the fee structure
would have to made at Budget
time, as the Bahamas was

dependent-on: that projected:

revenue-to- meet its obligations,

which continue to increase.
Further, he pointed out that

the Government could not sim-




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ply change its policies to pro-
vide relief for second home
owners and not extend the same
relief and courtesy to Bahamian
homeowners.

“We have Bahamians whe
are asking for relief on their real
property tax as well,” he said. !

Mr Laing said it was likely
that the only way the Govern-
ment could consider a change
was if there was a realistic pro-

:posal that-would clearly justify

lowering the tax requirements,
since it would have to raise rev+
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Mechanic. The resort includes a 55 slip marina and 19 units operated
under a hotel management arrangement. The associate will be
responsible for the physical maintenance of the resort properties

‘vehicles, heavy equipment including on-going equipment preventative
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may include visiting various islands to gather information and providing
recommendations to improve operations
- Assists with conducting research and preparing fenotis for various
distribution related activities including coordination of shipping and
receiving of goods to local distribution departments
Assists with the planning and . ‘execution of distribution projects and
_ ensures that there is uniformity in the interpretation of policies related to
the department for local managers
Assists with investigating and recommending customer claims for
damages ‘

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Job requirements include:

Successful completion of Ordinary Technical Diploma Program
(Electrical) or an Associate degree in Electrical Engineering
A minimum 4-5 years of experience’

Job requirements include:

> Bachelor degree/HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

outa nanan d f di ' d : A good working knowledge of distribution system construction and
oun owledge of diesel engine operon and maintenance operations maintenance and technical knowledge of electrical schematics,
procedures circuitry, and equipment

Ability to make reasonable judgments

Ability to make decisions based on information available

Oral and written communication skills

Ability to read schematics and interpret technical reports and drawings:
Good time management skills ‘

Knowledge of safety procedures and basic mechanical fundamentals’.
Sound knowledge of project management

The ability to read schematic diagrams and written and verbal
communication skills

Proficiency with specialized tools, such as meggars, digital meters and
voltage detector meters

The ability to operate heavy-duty equipment to assist roving crews during
barging

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Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an 1 Application Form to:
The Manager — Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker Road, P. O.’Box.N-7509 - Nassau Bahamas on or

before: Monday, November 24, 2008.

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application
} Form to: The Manager — Human Resources & Training Department,
| ‘Bahamas ‘Electricity: Corporation," Blue’ Hill :& Tucker Road, P. O. Box
{ 'N-7509° - Nassau “Bahamas' ‘on: or ‘before: Monday, November 24, 2008.

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE ~



MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN
FAMILY ISLANDS DIVISION

_ FAMILY ISLAND MANAGER — NORTH/CENTRAL ANDROS .
‘FAMILY ISLANDS DIVISION °

A vacancy exists in the Family Islands Division for the post of Family Island Manager-North/
Central Andros.

; RS : ;

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

A vacancy exists in the Ceppancn? for the post of Moctiatical Technician (Special Projects),
Family Islands Division.

Responsibilities of the position inelade but are not limited to, the folowing:

“e Oversees the local operations and takes an active part in dealing with ;
administrative and technical problems..Reports regularly to the AGM-Northern
Bahamas.

“se Performs administrative duties for the protection of the corporations’ assets

such as power stations, lands and buildings etc. also administrates cost control
ee (local contracts), er pendinire accounts, collection of accounts and
anki

“ Installs and maintains an accurate and efficient metering system at the
customers point of service and ensures proper and timely billing of consumers
collections and preparation of bank deposits.

“ Operates and maintains generation and distribution systems in a safe, reliable
and economical manner, while maintaining, accurate and efficient protection
systems for the corporation’s generation and distribution systems that fall under
the Operation.

“se Operates the systems in such a manner as to maximize systems availability and
minimize the length of any outage to the customer.
“se Ensures system controls for both generation and distribution’system operations

to optimize customer service and satisfaction while minimizing the cost of
operating the’ systems.

“Prepares the annual business plan and budgets for the local operations and
assists with the preparation of other long-term plans for the local operation.
“se Provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the activities and ;

performance of the operation so that the degree to which the operation is
achieving its objectives and adhering to corporate policies is known.

3 Maintains adequate area staffing through BI-annual review of the organization
and recommends necessary recruitment. Implements Corporate and FID
performance standards and ensures they are achieved. Recommends specific

‘ training/development needs for staff.

“se Manages subordinate staff, administers discipline, conducts performance

appraisals and recommends increments/performance incentive payments.

Responds to forced outages and corrective maintenance occurrences in such a

manner as to minimize downtime and forced outages.

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~e

Job requirements include:

Bachelor degree/HND in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
qualifications 7 years experience in generation repair and maintenance
operations and/or 7 years in distribution construction, repair and maintenance
operations ;

Good judgment and sound reasoning ability.

Good time management skills

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to interpret technical reports and drawings

Sound knowledge of distribution and transmission systems and their planning,
and operations ‘

Sound knowledge of safety procedures

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Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical defects is on the power plant
equipment. This oe the use of schematic, and the analysis of
operational parameters (i.¢., temperatures, pressures, etc.)

Performs routine maintenance and major overhauls on generator sets and
auxiliaries. This includes a range of mechanical tasks such as: qualifying
or pee various, and equipment installation and assembly, which
usually requires precision alignments

Plans mechanical based jobs. This includes the preparation ofa proposal
(including budget, funding, materials) liaison with vendors (domestic and
international) a out prices, product validity and shipping arrangements,
and the co-ordination of mechanical tasks with peers/ subordinates

Leads related staff members and contractors by giving instructions, and
reviewing and inspecting completed work to ensure adherence to
specifications and quality controls

Leads related staff in the maintenance and repair of mechanical/electrical
sea auxiliaries and land and buildings. This involves cleaning,
overhauling, calibrating and testing tasks performed on various gas
turbines, motors, generators and other plant equipment, and station
building repairs and fuel systems. It also involves performing technical
a sow land and building duties e.g. fuel line work self/contract land
building

Crordinates the delivery of fuel to Family Island Stations by maintaining
fuel supply statistics and liaising with vendors to arrange shipments
Prepares technical reports with regards to the performance of plant
equipment and assignments. This includes reports such as: defects report,
performance, and assignment progress reports

Job requirements include:

Successful completion of Ordinary Technical Diploma Program (Plant
Mechanics Fluids and Hydraulics)

A minimum 4-5 years of experience

Knowledge of electrical, schematics, circuitry and e ment to maintain
and repair electrical and auxiliary equipment as nee

Ability to interpret various plant systems.and equipment schematics in
terms of mechanical function

Knowledge of Excel and AutoCAD software for statistical reports
components and technical drawings

Proficiency with specialized tools, statistics such as: precision line
measuring devices (e.g., micrometers, dial gauge indicators, etc.),
machining tools, and equipment specific tools e g., hydraulic bolt
tensioners, etc.)

Basic planning management skills

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to: The Manager
— Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill &
Tucker Road, P. O. Box N-7509 - Nassau Bahamas on or before: Monday, November 24, 2008,

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to: The
Manager — Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill & Tucker Road, P. O. Box N-7509 - Nassau Bahamas on or before: Monday,
November 24, 2008.






PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008

ThelUnica|System

One Day Seminar on
Unico System Small Duct
High Velocity Air Conditioning

Pras join us for a one doy seminar on small duct high velocty air conditioning.
This product hos enjoyed widespread use in high-end homes and buildings for
mony years in the the United States, Canada ond Edrope. There are currently g
number of projec underway in The Bahamas using this innovetive produc.

Where: Wyndham Hossay Resort ° Wher: Tuesday’ November 25

Program
9:00 40
9:20-9:30
9:30-1:30
1130-1230

Registration and continent brekfas
Remarks- Graphite Engineering Ld. /Bahumas Society of Engingers
General Overview Unico System - Eduardo Oyarce

Lunch provided ~ Graphite Engineering principal Sonia Brown
~ wil ive o presentation on her use af Unico System in The Bahamas

2:30-3:30 Tecnical Presentation - Unica System - Eduardo Oye
Attendance will be limited so please call to make your Joa

today. A cost of $50 is 0 to attend the seminar,
indudes breakfast, bu and refreshments.

Call Sher Forhes/Juanita Smith at Graphite Eniening And, 242-393-6465 7;
Email: shokeraforbes@hotmal com; soniabrown@graphitebahomas.com

We look forward to seeing you there,



PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC CONSULTATION |

Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s Application to

Modify Schedule 1 of its Interim License

The Public Utilities ‘Commission (“PUC” or “the Commission”),
The Bahamas’ regulator of the telecommunications sector, is pleased’
to invite comments on its consultation document on the captioned
application from the Bahamas Telecommunications Cee Ltd. (BTC).

The obje ectives of this public consultation are to:

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

b) indicate the Cominission” s intention for the application eenival
from BTC; and

c) invite comments from the public and interested parties.

_ The Commission is required to exercise its powers and functions in a manner

that is timely, transparent, objective, non-discriminatory and consistent with
the objectives of the Telecommunications Act, 1999, and any other relevant

documents.

‘ The Public Consultation Document can be obtained from the Commission’s

office located at 4" Terrace East, Collins Avenue, Nassau or downloaded
from the Commission’s web site at www.pucbahamas. gov.bs.. Written
comments should be submitted by November 28, 2008 via post, hand delivery,
facsimile or e-mail to:

Mr. Michael J. Syimonctte,
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
P.O. Box N — 4860
Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas - ~

Telephone: 242 322 4437
Fax: 242 323 7288

Email: PUC@pucbahamas.gov.bs.



THE TRIBUNE



Thompson Trading
in Pepsi-Cola talks

FROM page 1B

‘ uling for November 28. Whole-

sale industry sources said it was

|» ~likely to be the Pepsi-Cola deal. .
'. Meanwhile, Mr Moss said

Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas) had
promised to pay the non-man-
agerial staff represented by the
union more than they were enti-
tled to under the Employment
Act and industrial agreement,
and “most of the matters [out-
standing between the two par-
ties] would have been resolved
and settled”.

“The only matter we are con-
cerned with now relates to the
agency shop dues for all non-
managerial staff,” Mr Moss told
Tribune Business yesterday.

““We’ve spoken to Pepsi, met
with them and let them know
that aspect of the industrial
agreement is non-negotiable.
The law requires them to pay

- it, and there ought to be some

closure to this concern.”
Agency shop dues involve the

practice, agreed between the

employer and union, where the
former collects union member-
ship fees on behalf of bargaining
unit employees via salary

TEACHING VACANCIES.

The Anglican Central Education Authority
invites applications from qualified Teachers

for positions available.

Two (2) MUSIC TEACHERS

3 Only qualified Teachers, with Bachelor or.

_ Master Degrees from an accredited University
or College and Teaching Certificate need apply.

For further details and application form, please .
contact the Anglican Central Education |
Authority on Sands Road at ferephone (242)

_322-3015/6/7.

Letters of application and/or completed

application forms with copies of required
- documents must be sent by Friday, December
- 5th, 2008 to the Anghean Education
Department addressed to:-

- The Director of Education.
Anglican Central Education Authority _
P.O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas



deductions, then remits that
amount to the union.
’ When asked how Pepsi’s
management had responded on
the union dues issue, Mr Moss:
told Tribune Business: “They
did not say yes or no. They
attempted to persuade me not
to pursue that.

“Their position was: ‘We
intend to give the workers more
than they are entitled to’. But

‘you have a statutory responsi-:

bility to pay agency shop dues.
We are watching that closely.”
When contacted by Tribune
Business for comment yester-
day, a Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas)
executive, who requested
anonymity, said all matters
between the union and the com-
pany had been passed on to its
attorneys. They refused to
divulge who the attorneys were.
Still, Mr Moss said: “For the
most part, we are pleased, and
the membership is pleased, with

- the way this thing is going. The

severance package is being paid
in accordance with our agree-
ment. We are not in the busi-
ness of pushing for what we did
not negotiate for.”

He added that between 25-
30 non-managerial staff and
supervisors had already
received their severance pack-
age after Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas)
closed its manufacturing opera-
tions on November 14, 2008,
leaving some 35-45 staff there.
They are set to be terminated

on December 5, when the sales

and distribution operation

_winds down.

Mr Moss and the union had
previously warned Pepsi-Cola
(Bahamas) that unless the com-
pany resolved all outstanding.
labour disputes by October 31,

. 2008, it would seek a Supreme

Court injunction to prevent it
from removing all liquid funds
and assets from this nation.
There appears to have been
no need for this, with Mr Moss
telling Tribune Business that
Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas) had

y...agreed to pay maternity benefits

for-a,xpregnant union member,
along with benefits based on the

. number of years staff had

worked for the company.

The Pepsi-Cola situation,
though, had sent a warning to
Bahamian workers and trade

‘unions everywhere. “It is impor-

tant for people to be making a
profit, and that the bottom line:
is being visibly improved,” Mr
Moss said.
“Tf it isn’t, people should
become concerned because a
company will not be in business
for any period of time if it is not
getting a reasonable return on

their bottom line.”

VACANCY NOTICE
_ DEPUTY MANAGER, OPERATIONS

Core Functions:

@

: Plan, direct and coordinate the Systems Administration and Support Services of
the Information Technology Department to ensure that the institution's information
_ technology requirements are satisfied. :

- Assist the Department Manager with handling administrative responsibilities.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Requirements:

* Master’s degree in computer science, information technology or related discipline, or
equivalent industry certification plus five (5) years managerial experience.
* Sound knowledge of systems analysis methods and operations.
* Sound knowledge of computer hardware components and their operations.
* Sound knowledge of networked systems architecture.

_*» Sound oral and.written communication skills.

* Proven presentation and training skills.

* Experience with IP network security utilizing Cisco PIX and. VPN Concentrator.

-- Solid knowledge of TCP/IP, LDAP, HTTP, DHCP, WINS and DNS.

.* Significant experience with Active Directory, Exchange 2003, Group Policy, Internet
Information Server 6.0 and CiscoWorks.
* Cisco CCNA or CCNP certification a plus: ,

* Microsoft certification highly desired: ‘
* Real world experience in configuring, troubleshooting, implementing and managing
Cisco networking infrastructure.

* Self motivated, drives to closure, results and detail oriented.

”

Interested persons should submit a résumé and a copy of degree(s) and transcript to:

The Human Resources Manager

c/o: The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
DA 68923
Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline: Friday, November 28, 2008.


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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Prices drop after energy costs fall

@ By JACK HEALY
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

IN another sign that the
struggling economy continues
to slow, consumer prices tum-
bled by a record amount in
October, carried lower by skid-
ding energy and transportation
prices and new home construc-
tion continued to fall.

The Consumer Price Index,

a key measure of how much
Americans spend on groceries,
clothing, ente.tainment and oth-
er goods and services, fell by 1
percent in October compared
with prices in the previous
month, the Labor Department
reported Wednesday morning.
It was the steepest single-month
drop in the 61-year history of
the pricing survey.

“It’s funny that just a few
months ago everyone was

wringing their hands over infla- .

tion,” said Nariman Behravesh,

chief economist at Global

Insight. “It’s gone. It’s over.”
Energy prices led the decline,

’ falling 8.6 percent in October

as the price of gasoline contin-
ued its steady slide from highs
of more than $4 a gallon. The

costs of transportation fell 5.4 .

percent while clothing prices
fell 1 percent.

“The dominant and common
factor is the. plunge in gasoline
prices, which drove the bulk of
the weakness,” said James
O’Sullivan; United States econ-
omist at UBS. “You’re going to
see huge declines.in a month’s
time in the November reports.
That’s the biggest part of the
weakness.”

A report on the beleaguered
real estate market showed that

‘housing starts fell 4.5 percent

in October, to a seasonally

adjusted 791,000. Housing starts .

last month were 38 percent low-
er than their October 2007 lev-
els. :

Shares on Wall Street were
lower following the reports. The
Dow Jones industrial average
was 108 points or 1.3 percent
Lower, the Nasdaq composite
was 1.8 percent down and
broader Standard & Poor’s 500-
stock index was down 1.7 per-
cent.

Economists said the tumbling
consumer prices offered more
evidence that companies rang-
ing from boutiques to airlines
to car dealerships were begin-
ning to offer deep discounts to
compete for a shrinking pool of
disposable cash. Americans
have tightened their spending
as job losses mounted and easy
credit dried up, and retailers are
bracing for a punishing holiday
shopping season.

“We're looking ‘at a pretty

deep recession now,”
Behravesh said. “All of a sud-
den, any pricing power that
companies might have had is
gone. You’re going to see dis-

Recession going to be
‘especially painful

FROM page 1B

the earliest before this nation
sees the first signs of economic
recovery. °

Mr Sunderji’s analysis is sim-
ilar to that of many US com-
mentators, including Newsweek
magazine, which said the fact
that the US economy was not
responding to the Federal
Reserve’s aggressive interest
rate cuts showed that business-
es and consumers were effec-
- tively ‘maxed out’ on credit, and

needed to deleverage or reduce -

their debt levels.

The magazine also noted the
parallels between the US’s cur-
rent economic situation and
Japan in the late 1980s and
1990s, noting that while initia-
tives such as the US govern-
ment’ s oy billion Pattont

might stave off another Great
Depression, they were unlikely

to unleash another growth

cycle.

All this is bad news for the
Bahamas. Mr Sunderji told Tri-
bune Business: “I don’t see the
pain easing for another 12
months. The tourism industry
is 80 per cent reliant on the US,
and I don’t think holidays in the
Bahamas feature on their list of
things to do.

“T can see it’s going to take us

several months before the US is
in better shape, and consumer
confidence returns.”

Referring to the impact that
last week’s 800 Atlantis lay-offs
were likely to have, coupled
with redundancies at Harbor-
side and other businesses, Mr
Sunderji said: “There’s a direct
correlation between jobs and

NOTICE

NOTICE ‘is hereby given that IPHOXSA DULCIO-JEAN
LOUIS of IMPERIAL.PARK #2, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who: knows any reason why registration/
naturalization. should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 13TH day of NOVEMBER 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CAMBERLEY HOLDINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

is applying to. the Minister -|

the ability to spend money.
“When people get laid off,
lose income and are unable to
meet their basic needs, con-
sumption drops very quickly.
“Jobs get impacted in related
industries, government rev-
enues get impacted and every-
one needs to re-tool their
spending habits and come up

With a plan to survive this very

severe downturn ahead of us.

“We will see it everywhere as
people cut back on purchases
and spending. Each one of these
jobs supports a family, so it’s
going to be difficult for middle
class Bahamians.”

To give an idea of the likely
unemployment increase in the
Bahamas as a result of the
downturn, Mr Smith said: “The
US is predicting unemployment

rates next year of as possibly as ~

high as 8 per cent, and when
they were at 5 per cent we were
at 8 per cent.

“I would not be surprised if
we were up to 12-13-per cent
next year. That’s very possible.”

Mr Smith added that Bahami-
an small businesses were “going

' to take it really hard. The banks

are going to be reluctant to give
them a lifeline. If sales shrink,
the economy falters, they’re not
going to allow you to run up an
overdraft”.

A 3-5 per.cent contraction in
the Bahamian economy, Mr
Smith said, was “conceivable”
for “the remainder of 2008 and
into 2009 right.up to the third
quarter. The economy is begin-
ning to shrink, and unless we
stimulate demand and try to
retain jobs, it could get a lot

Mr Smith added that many
Bahamian businesses and
households were already carry-
ing a lot of debt, and had no
“head room” to. take on more,
especially during an economic
crisis.

counting like crazy going on.
All kinds of sales. You’re going
to see all kinds of prices being
slashed.”

With consumers pulling back,
many analysts are expecting a
difficult Christmas shopping
season. Retail sales, for exam-
ple, were down 2.8 percent in
October from September, and
4.1 percent from October 2007
as consumers pared their spend-
ing.

In Wednesday’s report, even

excluding volatile food and -

energy prices, prices dropped
0.1 percent in October. It was

- the first such decline in more

than two decades and raises the
specter of deflation as the econ-

omy contracts and demand for —

goods and services across the
board plunges. ~

“This month it’s more than
slowing, it’s outright contrac-
tion,” O’Sullivan said. “And
yes, if you extrapolate that, it’s
deflation.”

O’Sullivan added that he
expects core prices, which are
up 2.1 percent this year, to con-
tinue to fall back, but he does
not expect them to slip into neg-
ative territory.

The price of food and bever-
ages edged up in October, and
was still 6.1 percent higher than
the same period last year. Alco-
hol, cereal, meat, fish and
desserts were all more expen-
sive in October while the price
of produce and dairy products
dipped slightly.

And while energy prices fell
sharply in October, they. were











PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, RAQUEL SHONELL mother
of KENDESHA TENAZ SWEETING, a minor, of Seabreeze Lane
in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas intend my
daughter’s name to KENDESHA TENAZ ADDERLEY. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-
'742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

still an unadjusted 11.7 percent
higher than a year ago, thanks
to a long run-up in oil and ener-
gy costs. The decline in con-
sumer prices was just the latest
symptom of an ailing economy.
On Tuesday, the government
reported that wholesale prices
dropped a record 2.8 percent
last month as commodities
prices plummeted on slumping
worldwide demand. Crude oil
prices, which peaked near $150
a barrel this summer, are now
hovering at $55 a barrel, and
the prices for gold, silver and
other metals have collapsed.



~ GN-783

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry Of Transport & Aviation
Department Of Civil Aviation
Publication By The Ministry Of Transport & Aviation
Department Of Civil Aviation
Particulars Of An Application To Operate Scheduled

Air Services

In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 9 of the Civil Aviation
(Licensing of Air Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible
for Aviation hereby publishes the following particulars of the under-
mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services S to and from

The Bahamas.

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a

PARTICULARS sk ipuicirion’

. Application: SKYBAHAMAS AIRLINES. LTD.

. Date of first publication: 20th November, 2008
. Routes: BETWEEN NASSAU ON THE ONE HAND AND ARTHUR’S

TOWN AND NEW BIGHT ON THE OTHER.
. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail and freight.

. Provisional time table:

NASSAU/ARTHUR’S TOWN

ARTHUR’S TOWN/NASSAU

NASSAU/ARTHUR’S TOWN
ARTHUR’S TOWN/NASSAU
NASSAU/NEW BIGHT

NEW BIGHT/NASSAU
-NASSAU/NEW BIGHT

NEW BIGHT/NASSAU

Local Times

09300/1015
1030/1115
1630/1715
1730/1815
0900/0945 ~
1000/1045

Daily

_ 1600/1645

1700/1745

6. Frequency of flights: See above time-table.
7. Type of Aircraft: BEECH 1900 & SAAB340A

Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with
Regulation 10 must be received by the permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Transport & Aviation & the Department of Civil Aviation within fourteen
(14) days after the date of first publication of the Notice.

Signed
HYACINTH PRATT

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on PERMANENT SECRETARY

the 18th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, |



EG CAPITAL MARKETS
a ROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

Bahamas.

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas
Colina.Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital :

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + A Prime + 1.75%
O Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + A 5 T%

19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

HOUSE OF UNITY LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
20 RND Holdings

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 18th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ABDAB

Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund

Colina Money Market Fund

Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

Fidelity Prime Income Fund

‘CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

CFAL High Grade Bond Fund

Fidelity International Investment Fund

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1 Stock Split - Effective Da

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

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EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



Health insurers
eye reform deal

Bf By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The health insurance industry
said Wednesday it will support a
national health care overhaul
that requires them to accept all
customers, regardless of pre-
existing medical conditions, but
in return it wants lawmakers to
mandate that everyone buy cov-
erage.

Lawmakers have signaled
their intent to craft health care
legislation early next year, and
the insurance industry’s support
would make passage easier.
That legislation is expected to
closely track the proposals of
president-elect Barack Obama.
However, Obama separated
himself from his Democratic

challengers by opposing an indi-
vidual mandate for adults to
buy health insurance.

More lawmakers may agree
to a mandate if it means the
insurance industry will back
those efforts. They’ll remember
it was the industry’s opposition
15 years ago that helped scuttle’
former President Clinton’s
health plan.

The board of directors for
America’s Health Insurance
Plans agreed to'the trade-off
Monday night. The board
endorsed the proposal after a
series of hearings in various
states. ‘

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tribution to help members of
Congress fashion their propos-
al,” said Karen Ignagni, presi-
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Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Bahamas Co-operative League Building
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assembled, all the experience
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level, and we’re going to work
very hard with members of
Congress on both sides of the
aisle. We want to make sure
that whatever reforms are
advanced, no one falls through
the cracks.”,

Obama’s health plan‘calls for
a health insurance exchange, a
sort of government-run shop-
ping center where customers
could go to select from private
plans or a plan administered by
the federal government.. Any
insurer that wants to participate
in that exchange must accept all
customers regardless of pre-
existing health conditions, such
as diabetes or heart disease.

Insurers will want to partici-
pate in the exchange because
government subsidies will make
it easier for millions of people to
buy coverage from them. But
the insurers say that experience

‘in the states shows the cover-

age guarantee often made it
harder for people to find coy-
erage. That’s because insurers
raised premiums to. meet the
expense of covering all appli-
cants with chronic health con-
ditions. | i

“They ended up making the
problem much worse,” Ignagni
said of the state efforts. “The
data-is clear about the need to
have everyone part of the sys-
tem.”

Analysts say Massachusetts
is an example where the cover-
age guarantee has worked well,
but it’s also a state that requires
everyone to buy health cover-

_age or suffer a tax penalty.

Some key Democratic law-
makers have already expressed
support for an individual man-
date. The concept was a center-
piece of Sen. Hillary Rodham
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MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES



Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq
ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville
which is situated in the southern district of New Providence
located on this property is an approximately 25yr old single
family residence comprising of approximately 1,162 sq ft &
consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living, dining room
& carport. The land is on a grade and level; the site appears to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways
around the premises. The yard has chained linked fencing at the sides and back.

ss Appraisal: $149,016.00

Traveling East Street South, turn right at porky’s service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th corner on the right (Raynell
Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.



Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT
NO. 1, BLOCK NO: 45, ,

SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet’
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch
on the upper level is Bpproximnatnly 148sq. ft. There is also a.water cistern under the dining room floor area. -All utilities
and services available.

“Abpraeah $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores. |



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WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300
sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known
as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the
Eastern District of the Island of N¢w Providence, Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
residence with an attached effici¢ncy (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living
area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building
is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the
house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining
room, family room, powder ‘oom, utility room, breakfast
nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided
by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation

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_ enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective

age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with
improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located
in the backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with
metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

\ Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right

onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side
painted beige trimmed white.



Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral
Harbour
/

_ All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot #
186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways,
situated in the western district of New Providence. Located
on this property is a single family residence comprising of
approximately 2,482 sq. ft. of enclosed living space consisting
of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living,
dining, family &-utility rooms with office (loft), the residence
is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic doors the
land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy





rainy periods.

Appraisal: $427,726.80
Take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the ‘canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive. the
subject property will be the Ist house on the right side painted all white.



KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main ‘entrance to:
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
, withgarage.



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DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land
is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt
shingle roof and L-shape in design: with a total length
of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ‘ceiling i is sheet rock and
the.floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 1 2, BLOCK 3, MILLAR? S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s

Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr.old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375.sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment +
complex. The land is ona grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern. sides.
Appraisal: $239,500,

Traveling west on 1 Carmichael Road,-enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately chee Topps Laundromat: Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around ‘the:ourve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is ‘the 9th building on the vont before-the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white. .

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Lot No. 3 Yamacraw , Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being
lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
.Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-’
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land
is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
/sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
/ during annual heavy rainy periods of the year...
Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw -
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, ‘the said subdivision situated
in the southern. district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2- bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and: an approximately
Qyr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the

‘ "year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete, walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides



: and back.
_ Appraisal: $202,225.40

Traveling south om East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on -the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.



Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No.

217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

All that lot of land having an-area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
said subdivision situated in the Southern. District. of New
Providence Bahamas. ‘Located on this property is a structure
_comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence

consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living ‘space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
‘appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.

Appraisal: $127,988.00

Traveling south on East Street tothe junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision, go all the way.to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left (sapodilla blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right pees yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.



ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera,
this site encompasses a commercial building consisting of a restaurant and disco thet is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which
includes male. & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining:room, commercial kitchen and storages inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda,
752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building i is central air-conditioned. ‘ i

Appraisal: $490, 671.00

This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly.of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower

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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft.; and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth Tt;
outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 ‘hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Caridon Limited and,running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utlities and services available. . :
3 : APPRAISAL: $51,421.00








ISLAND HARBOUR BEACH, EXUMA

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour
Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The
property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view

of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00 ~



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing { acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement

‘of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is

bounded. and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by. the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 huhdredth ft. This property having an: area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00 i

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

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LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham’s Pond and. Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by-Lot No. 3B and
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot-No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running
thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs.and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach.: This neighborhood is zoned residential development and.is quiet and peaceful with a topoatany of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed
with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00





MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA :
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and
designated “F” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Goridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the
main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this
neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography’ of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

For conditions of sale and other information contact

Phi im White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 © email harry. ell ASTooh tele com ¢ Fax 356-3851


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LOT NO.2 MORIGOLD FARM SUBDIVISION

sq. ft. being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as
Marigold Farm Subdivision, the said subdivision situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence and located
Lumumba Lane North off Marigold Road situated on
the property is a 6year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living,
dining, kitchen and utility room. The Land is on a grade
and level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open
from the front but has chain linked fencing at the sides
and back. ‘

Appraisal: $197,107.60
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right
onto Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject properly.® is about the eight house
on the right hand side of the road.



Lot No. 7, Dick’s Point Subdivision

All that lot of land having an area of 17,555 sq ft, being
lot # 7, of the subdivision known as Dick’s Point
Subdivision, situated in the eastern district of New
Providence.Located on this property is a 40 yr old 1

ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 4-bedrooms
3-bathrooms, living, room, foyer, dining room, family
room, kitchen, laundry & utility room. special features;
stepped-up masier bathtub with coral stone facing on
wall, marble tiles in foyer & open beam timbered living
room ceiling with octagonal window in living room. The
building appears fo be structurally sound but is only in
fair condition with additional repairs needed. Also located
on this property is a 2-storey building under contruction
which is about 60% complete. This building will comprise
2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living-dining & kitchen with an enclosed floor area of 2,073 sq..ft. & a 1-storey guest
apartment building also under construction which is 65% complete & comprising of 1-bedroom, 1-bath, living-dining
room & kitchen. ther is also a 2nd guest apartment with 1-bedroom & 1-bathroom. floor area is approximately 1,225
sq. ft. of living space. Landscaping includes a grass lawn. other improvements consist of patios partially bordered with
concrete walls, boat ramp, reinforced seawall, & boundary enclosures which includes concrete walls.
Appraisal: $645,000.00



Heading east going pass the Montaqu Ramp, take the Ist corner left with sign saying Dick’s Point. Go around the bend

& the property will be the 2nd on the left painted white trim white with splash of green in certain areas.

HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated in the settlement of
Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island, and
comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and
is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level.

This site encompasses a 35yr structure. A simple
style home consisting of two bedrooms, one
bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. the
home however is consisted of 2 separate,
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete
construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction
all amenities are to the property such as electricity,

water, cable and telephone.



Appraisal: $67,000.00. °
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.:

LOT NO. 359, ELIZABETH :
ESTATES

All that lot of land being Lot No. 359,
in the subdivision known as Elizabeth §;
Estates situated in the eastern district of
New Providence, Bahamas & having an
area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located
on the subject property is a 22 year old
single family residence comprising of
approximately 871 sq, ft of enclosed
living space consisting of 3-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen &
laundry room. The land is flat but appears _
to be sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low |
. shrubs, flowering & fruit trees :



Appraisal: $123,425.00

Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates —
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right — St. Vincent
Ave. the subject property will be located on the next corer on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white.

Lot No. 3, Block 8, Derby Subdivision Freeport

- All that lot of land having an area of .26 acres, being Lot # 3, Block 8, Unit 3, of the subdivision. known
as Derby Subdivision, situate on ihe, Island of Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

Appraisal: $65,000.00
This property is located on Henny Terrace & about 500 yards from Casuarina Drive & 150 yards from the
Queens Highway. All service & utilities included. The subdivision is zonned as single family residential.

LOT NO. 6, BLOCK 2, MILLARS HEIGHTS

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights,
the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi
family / single family. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow -
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

APPRAISAL: $355,000.00

Travelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The
subject property will be on the left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a. patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways
through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured
as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The
said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.

Appraisal: $41,275.00 \

For conditions of sale and other information contact

All that lot of land having an area of approintately 5,638 .

storied residence comprising of approximately 3,368 sq. '



Lot No. 5, Block 20 Millar’s Heights

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq,
ft, being Lot 5 block 20, of the subdivision
known as Millar’s, the said subdivision situated
in the southwestern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an
approximately 19 yr old single-storey duplex
apartment consisting of approximately 1,524
sq. ft. of enclosed living space with two 2-
bedrooms 1|-bathroom, living, dining rooms &
kitchen. Ventilation is by wall air-conditioning
units in the bedrooms. Minor repairs needed.
The land is on a grade and level; however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainyperiods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area &
walking pathway. The yard is inclosed with chain linked fencing at the back & southern sides, with low
wall in front



Appraisal: $182,536.00 : .

Traveling west on carmichael road, go pass the intersection of faith avenue heading towards Bamboo
Shack. Take the corner opposite Bamboo Shack where washhouse is located. Heading south all the way
through, the subject property will be the 3rd on the left side after passing the 3rd corner painted yellow
trimmed green.

Lot #4 J ackfish Drive, Golden Gate #1




LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS,
“LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq
ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage
& running back 200 ft at its most is located
within the Stella Maris Subdivision in North
Long Island one of the Island of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Located on
this property is a 6yr old split level residence
consiting of approximately 3,058 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space with 2-bedrooms, 2-

-bathroms, living, dining & tv rooms, kitchen & breakfast room; also a garage which serves as a laundry

room. There is also attached to the home a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled patio.

Appraisal: $658,000.00.

“(LOT NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE)
ELEUTHERA

‘All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of
about 34,210sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12
year old single storney home comprising of 4
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining,
breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room, with

: a total living area of approximately 2,342.06.

| Property also includes a double car garage, and
front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately

655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well ae with crab grass, fiascos

and some y Eat trees. *

“Appraisal: $229,426.00

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the-area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original,
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal
conditions.

Lot No. 1010 # 1011, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot # 1010 & 1011, of the subdivision known as
Pinewood Garden, situate in the, southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject

property is a foundation of a proposed structure. the land is on a grade & level; however the site appears
sufficiently elevated to disallow flooding during’ heavy’ rainy periods,

Appraisal: $140,000. 00
Travelling from East Street south, take Sappodilla Blvd then turn onto Pigeon Plum St heading south, the
subject property is located on the corner of Pigeon Plum & Cordia Street.
Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
Hills Estates, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property

is vacant land and is zonned residential - single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards

Appraisal: $65,000.00

’ Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to Hillside

Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right on orange
Blossom Ave & the subject property is‘the 2nd on the left side.

Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract “A? &
being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and
services available.

Appraisal: $65,832.00

This property is situatedat Spann Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto-Point Soyth Eleuthera
district.

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot'No. B and
is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.

Appraisal: $290,000.00

Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property
on the left hand side of the road near the pond.

U

Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 * email harry.collie@scotiabank.com * Fax 356-3851


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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES

Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the | subdivision
known as . Westridge Estates
| Addition. Situate in the Western
: District on the island of New
Providence,

Located on the subject property is
» a newly con-structed single storey
_. structure comprising 6,000 feet of
‘living space with a three Car
Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths
study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first.
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on ‘the right
hand side of the road.



REPARIS RISE MVSKVSEHRIGGPUVSHRSHEOEBHH

Lot 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK

Located an this 4,200 square feet
single/multi family. property is a
20-year-old building of T-111 wood
with concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198 square feet
of enclosed space. The structure
was formerly used as a retail
store and storage facility.
Directions: From Golden . Gates
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after.
passing Farmer’s Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close) subject by the fourth property on the —
Right white trimmed black.

Appraisal: $136,000.00

*
ROISCHLSSFKROSHMSOSHROSKRSSHRHSHLOSCHOOHRS

LOT #1440 GOLDEN GATES. Appraisal: $335,000.00








. Located on this 6,000 square. feet
property is a split level single family
dwelling comprising four bedrooms,
two and a half bathrooms, living and
dining rooms, kitchen and TV room.
Attached to the main house is two
one bedroom. apartments.

Directions: ‘Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church, Cedar
Way, then take first corner on the right, Tagaerine Street: Subject will be about the second on
the right hand side of the road.

_ ROPERS ERDOHROEROENOOEROOHOOHDORD

#7 MALCOLM ROAD

Lot 18, House #7, Malcoim Road
West having an area of 5,000;
square feet. Existing thereon is.
a 40-year-old split leveled |
residence divided into five (5) :
one bedroom, one. bathroom
apartments, four located on the
main floor and one on the upper
portion is made of durock and is

about 50% complete. The?
building is in fair condition and
is ia: SEFiousS need of

‘| maintenance.

Directions: From Baillou Hill Road Hbadiid South pass S.C. McPherson
| School, take Maicolm Road heading East. Pass the first corner on the left to
House #7 painted white trimmed green.

POBMOKCHOREORGOEUSORSORHAEHEEREOH

Lot 20 COOPER’S TERRACE —_ Appraisal: $91,000.00

OFF KEMP ROAD

The property has a total
area of approximately
4,550 sq. ft. Located on the
subject property are 2
structures. Building © 1
comprise an approximately
25-30 year old single family
residence consisting of
approx. 937 sq. ft. of living
space with 3 . bedrooms
with closets, 1 bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
porch.
Building 2 comprises a single storey building of poured concrete
foundation approximately 20 years old. Floors are tiled; ceilings are sheet
rock with standard plumbing and electrical fixtures. The building appears to
| be occupted as a residence having an area of approximately 283 sq. ft.
‘DIRECTIONS: Take Kemp Road heading north, turn left on to Cooper’s
Terrace go about midway through, subject will be located on the left hand
side oF the road.







Appraisal: $156,747.50







PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT
ELEUTHERA

Appraisal: $112,105.00













All that piece, parcel or lot of
sland 2,743. feet East of the
+ junction of the Palmetto Point
road and main Eleuthera
Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-
year-old single storey concrete
structure of approximately 832
square feet of enclosed floor
) space inclusive of shop space
a and rest room facilities. |

HROCRDOED OER OEROORSOERDENDOEROEH

ELEUTHERA
Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY

|

‘Appraisal: $101,023.00



Located on this ate: of 5, 500 square feat is a 20-year- dtd
single family residence of approximately 1,635 square feet of
‘living space, Included in this home is three bedrooms, two
‘bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The house is in need
of repairs.

RIGHASSHANSHRHSEPATHRHHRHEMEHSRTORS

EXUMA |
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS.129 &.130..,
EXUMA. BARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673, 075. 00°



is

: located on Kingway Road and:
developed with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is

The subject property is

a residence comprised of 3,645 square feet of living
accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry
and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of
600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket fencing
and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.

SROATHARHDEHHSHHSEHHEHREHREDOHHO HS

EXUMA
BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665

The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square
feet and the lower floor
comprises 460 square feet. All
plumbing and electrical rough .
work has been completed. The block work i is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.

Appraisal: $220,180.00



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com
or
PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077
E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com

Send bids to Fax:.356-3851 or P. O. Box N-7518 Rosetta Street,



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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit: 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
Appraisal: $718,000.00

FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA



Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom afd two bathrooms per unit,

SPSTSHERORRSEKRSSHKHTOCHEKSERHSEKRROHRBOE

Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION, .
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00



All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year. old duplex. structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining
room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage cioset.. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
_chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foat
wali, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate. ‘

HOCHSOASORHOAURETHOREROUSOARORHD

Lot 7 Block 8 - BAHAMIA SECTION IV
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $799,560.00

Located on the property of 1.08 acres
that has been zoned for multifamily.
development are four buildings: A, B,
C and. D. Houses A’ and B. are
positioned along the road. and they
face each other. Houses C and D are
located to the rear of the building and
are facing. each other. The
constructions of Houses A and B are
Jjust,about completed, houses C and D
are incomplete. The lot is enclosed
with chain linked fence except along
the front where a concrete wall is
erected. A concrete driveway (also
used for parking and about the centre
of the lot) leads from the road and
runs through the middie of the yard
separating House A and B.

Each building contains a total area of ;
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet, inclusive of the entrance
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

Each house contains an entrance
porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet space.

POSRSGRLSOHTOHROSHROSHROHROSEMEERTS

Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2 7
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT Appraisal: $54,000.00

The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi- fen zoned.





FREEPORT



Lot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA
REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION
Appraisal: $290,000.00

FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA



Situated on this property of 12,500 square feet is a 36-year-old
quadroplex apartment building containing two 2 bedrooms and 2
bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit
contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen.

”

ROEROHROOPROEROEN OCHO OTROEROENOD

Lot 4 Block U BAHAMIA SECTION 1

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $348,721.00

The property has four unequal
sides for a total area of .
approximately .38 | acres.
Located on the subject
property is a-split leveled
structure | — comprising
approximately 4,427 square
feet of enclosed living space.
The space consist of five
bedrooms, three bathrooms,
kitchen, living room, dining
area, two Bahama rooms, a double car garage and laundry area. :



SPERISPRSPROTHKOEPESHROEROGHRETROE

Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00



Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the
cul-de-sac, Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear

boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear

road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one
point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of
125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is an incomplete building of a proposed
single storey house. The living space is approximately 3,228 square
feet; inclusive of foyer, livin Lasers sasnusi shes rooms, kitchen, breakfast

nook;.four bedrooms, threé bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study Ane ample: closet aid storage Space.

BOKKRORKRORHHOHHOERHORSOENSERHERHO
”

Lot 14, Block 1
DERBY SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT Appraisals $112,680.00

Lot 14, Block 11 Derby
Subdivision. Located on the
subject property of 11,259
square feet, is. an incomplete
single” storey single family
house of approximately 1,008
square feet of enclosed living
_space. The space consist ‘of
one bedroom, one bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen. There
_ are porches at the front and
rear entrances. |












-FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com
ols

PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077
E-mail philiowhite@scotiabank.com
Send bids to Fax: 356-3851 or P. O. Box N- Leas RCOksisl ais) Sas ae Nassau, OCU


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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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sharply lowers forecasts, hints of rate cut

i By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Federal Reserve on
Wednesday sharply lowered its

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projections for economic activ-
ity this year and next, and sig-
naled that additional interest
rate reductions may be needed
to help combat the worst finan-
cial crisis to jolt the country in
more than a half-century.

With the economy forecast
to lose traction, or even jolt into
reverse, unemployment will

‘ move higher, the Fed predicted.
Facing the likelihood of "sig- °

nificant weakness" in the econ-
omy, some Fed officials sug-
gested "additional policy eas-
ing could well be appropriate
at future meetings," according
to documents from the Fed's
most recent closed-door delib-
erations on interest rate policy
at the end of October.

At that October 29 session,
the Fed ratcheted down rates
to one per cent, a level seen
only once before in the last half-
century. Many economists pre-
dict the Fed will lower rates
again at its last meeting of the
year on December 16, to help
brace the sinking economy.

Even while hinting that
another rate reduction could be
forthcoming, Fed officials wor-
ried that the effectiveness of
previous rate cuts "may have
been diminished by the financial
dislocations, suggesting that fur-
ther policy action might have
limited efficacy in promoting a
recovery in economic growth,"

‘the documents said.

’ To help ease financial turmoil



FREEPORT

| Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2



GREENING GLADE |
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

35 of an
acre property is a sixteen-

Located on this

TERT

year-old single

bedroomis,

3,016 square feet.

residence comprising four |
two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. The
total area of living space is

family

Appraisal: $254,355.00





and spur banks to lend money
more freely again to customers,
the Fed has taken a series of
other unprecedented steps,
including offering short-term

cash loans and buying up ,

mounds of short-term debt that
companies rely on to pay day-
to-day expenses like payrolls
and supplies.

Economic

Under its new economic fore-
cast, the Fed now believes gross
domestic product could be flat
or grow by just 0.3 per cent this
year. GDP could actually shrink
or expand by 1.1 per cent next
year. Both sets of projections
are lower than the Fed's fore-

casts delivered to Congress in

» July.

GDP is the value of value of
all goods and services produced
within the U.S. and is the best
measure of the country's eco-
nomic health.

The forecasts are based on
what the Fed calls its "central
tendencies," which exclude the
three highest and three lowest
forecasts.made by Fed officials.
The Fed also gives a range of all
forecasts that showed some Fed
officials projecting a 0.3 per cent
dip this year, followed by a
deeper one per cent contraction
next year.

The prospects for weaker

“economic activity will push up
unemployment. The Fed pro- :

jected that the national unem-
ployment rate will rise to
between 6.3 per cent and 6.5
per cent this year. ‘The rate in
October was 6.5 per cent, and
last year the rate averaged 4.6

’ per cent.

Next year, the Fed expects

the jobless rate to climb to
between 7.1 per cent and 7.6
per cent — also higher than its
summer forecast.
_ Inflation, meanwhile, is
expected to be lower this year
and next compared with the
Fed's previous forecast. A glob-
al economic slowdown is sap-
ping demand for energy, food
and other commodities, driving
down prices and reducing infla-
tion risks.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
MUST SELL

ita

Lot 36 SUNRISE PARK SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Appraisal: $95,000.00

Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00



Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

| apt 9, VILLA MARTINIQUE CONDOMINIUMS
| FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA __ Appraisal: $125,000.00





The unit is a one bedroom flat consisting an open area living and
dining room, bedroom, kitchen, linen closet and bathroom. The total
living area is approximately 660 square feet. The porch has an area of
approximately 75 square feet.



The property has a total area of approximately .28 acres or 100 by 125
feet. Located on the subject property is a Duplex apartment building.
Apartment 36 A contains a total of approximately 1,526 sq. ft. of living
space. The space consist of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living
room, dining area, a den and laundry area. \

Apt. 101 - FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUMS
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA _ Appraisal: $62,000.00



The unit is a one bedroom unit consists of a living and dining room,
bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a laundry room facility on
each floor, a common swimming pool, and fencing with an electronic
gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the —

‘subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is

approximately 897 savers feet.

.

DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11, 250 sq. ft. and is in a
single family residential area.



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail Hea mr ree LEU eer

or

PHILIP WHITE © 502-3077
E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
Stal bids to Fax: 356-3851 or P. O. Box N-7518 Rosetta Street, Nassau, Bahamas



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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Floridians to reduce Christmas spending

. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)
— ’Twas the month before
Christmas and all through the
mall, not many Floridians were
shopping, their wallets were
small.

Tough economic times are
forcing Florida consumers to
drastically cut back on plans for
holiday spending, according to
surveys conducted in Septem-
ber and October by the Uni-
versity of Florida Bureau of
Economic and _ Business
Research. More than 500 con-
sumers participated each month
in the telephone survey. The

polls have a margin of error of ©

three per cent..

“The 2008 holiday season will
be one of the worst for retailers
in decades. In sharp contrast to
previous years,. decreased
spending intentions were
reported across all income
brackets,” said Barton Weitz,

executive director of the David :

F. Miller Center for Retailing
Education and Research at UF.



Consumer plans for spend-
ing fell as the holiday shopping
season grew Closer. The Sep-
tember survey showed a 38 per
cent decrease from last year,
from $1,328 per resident to
$824. The average dropped
again in October to $802.

The bad news extended to
shopping malls, which can
expect a 15 per cent drop in the
number of consumers planning
to shop there, compared with
2007. Online shopping is
expected to drop by one per
cent.

Gift cards, however, continue
to appéal to consumers, with
more than 60 per cent indicat-
ing they will spend the same or
more for them than in 2007, the
surveys showed. Constimers,
however, are staying away from
buying gift cards from retailers
having financial difficulties,
Weitz said.

Department and specialty

stores will be vulnerable to
downturns in sales, but dis-

counters such as Wal-Mart and
Target may have opportunities
to lure middle and high-income
shoppers into their stores, Weitz
said.

Stores selling luxury items
will suffer, Weitz said, adding
that for the first time since 2003,
high-income households,
defined as those making more
than $100,000 a year, expect to
decrease spending. He said data
only exists for the last five years.

“A lot of these people had
speculative investments,” Weitz
said.

Last year, high-income: con-
sumers had planned td spend
$2,490, compared with plans
this year for $1,624.

Retailers may be able to sur-
vive the disappointing holiday
season by maintaining slim
inventories and holding down
operating costs.

But Weitz was not all gloom
and doom.

“Next year, the holiday peri-

od will be better,” he said.

GN-782

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry of National Security
Police Department |
PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

By Order of

The Commissioner of Police
~- The Royal Bahamas Police Force
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

WHAT:

An assortment of:

Bicycles, motor bikes, scooter, televisions, videos, amplifiers,
receivers, stereos, radios, cassettes, DVD players and speakers,
household items, tools, jewelry, telephones (cell and other),

handset, miscellaneous items, car parts, play station and related
games, electronic items:.. as set our below under schedule of
items being auctioned.

LOCATION:

Basketball Court
Elizabeth Estates Police Station

Eastern Division
Prince Charles Drive
Nassau, Bahamas

TIME:

Until Auction time at the site.

Terms: *

10:30am - Saturday - November 22nd, 2008
Preview and Inspection from 9:00am

All items Sold Where Is As Is For Cash, Cashier’s Check or

current Bank Guarantee Letter. No purchase(s) will be released

~ until paid for in full. Where a deposit is required, the s same is
non refundable.

Any and all Notices or amendments by Auctioneer on said’ Auction Day whether

written or verbal shall supercede this or any subsequent advertisement.

) For further information contact I.G. Stubbs at 322-2028 or 393-1616 or Fax: 328-

8086 or Email: igstubbs@coralwave.com

GN-781

> GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry of Finance
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby notified that a Public Auction will be conducted by the
oe Department on un-entered goods at the places and times listed
elow:-



1. Customs Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, 1st December’
2008, 10am to 12 noon.

2. Bahmar/Cavalier, Bay Street, 1st December, 2008, 2pm - 4pm.

3. Bae ae Lynden Pindling International Airport, 2nd December |

4. i Warehouse, John F. Kennedy Drive, 3rd & 4th December,

5. Union Wharf, Bay Street, 5th December, 2008.
6. Marsh Harbour Dock, Abaco, 8th December, 2008.

7. Governor’s Harbour Dock, Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, 10th
December, 2008.

8. Smith’s:Bay Dock, Smith’s Bay, Cat Island, 12th December, 2008.
The above goods will be sold under the Provision of Section 43 of The
ial Management Act and the auction wl commence. at 10:00 a.m.

aily.
A list of the goods to be auctioned can be viewed at Customs Headquarters,
Thompson Boulevard, Customs Warehouse, John F. Kennedy Drive, Air
Freight, Lynden Pindling International Airport, and the various docks.
The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids tendered.

Financial Secretary

!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 17B



GN-780

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

- Judicial And Legal Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRESIDENT
BAHAMAS INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to
the post of Vice-President, Bahamas Industrial Tribunal, Office of the Attorney
General and Ministry of Legal Affairs.




i

ies ay
SR,



Applicants must be a Counsel and Attorney called to The Bahamas Bar who
(0) previously practiced thereto as Counsel for a period of not less than ten
10) years.

The successful candidate shall assist the President in performing the following:

(a) hearing and determining trade esputee within an essential service or
in non-essential service;

(b) registering industrial agreements relating to an essential service or a
non-essential service;

(c) hearing and determining matters relating to the registration of such
agreements;

(d) hearing and determining any other matter brought before the Tne!
in accordance mn the Industrial Relations Act.

The salary of the Boat is in Scale JL8 Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00)
per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments. Application
forms may be obtained from the Department of Public Service, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting and Augusta Streets. They must be returned, complete with
original qualifications and documentary proof of relevant experience, to the
Secretary, Judicial and Legal Service Commission, Office of the Judiciary,
Ansbacher House, East Street no later than the 5th December 2008. .

. VACANCY FOR REGISTRAR GENERAL

-REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL &
MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS ~

Applications are invited from suitably qualified officers to fill the position of
Registrar General within the Registrar General’s Department, Office of the

| Attorney General and he Ministry of Legal Affairs. .

Requirements For The Post:

a) amember of at least five (5) years standing of the English, Irish,
Scottish or Bahamas Bar, or of the Bar of any other country of the
. Commonwealth to which a. member of The Bahamas Bar is admitted
without examination; or

b) at least (5) years practice as a solicitor in England, Ireland or Scotland,
or in any other country of the Commonwealth in which a member of
The Bahamas Bar is permitted to practice as a solicitor without
examination.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE, who will also be deemed to be the Registrar’

of Records, will report to and advise the Permanent Secretary on matters
relative to the overall administration of the Department.

e Implementing and enforcing in the Department all legal requirements
under the relevant laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas nee
of the following:-

1) Conveyance and Law of Property Act

2). Companies Act

3) International Business Companies Act

4) Registration of Business Name Act

5) Registration of Records Act

6) Copyright Act

7) Trade Marks Act

8) Marriage Act

9) Financial and Corporate Service Providers Act
10) Industrial Property Act

e Overseeing the daily administrative functions of the Department inclusive -
of:-

Accounts.

Human Resources

Births & Death Registration

Births & Deaths Section

Business Names

Central Registry . ef a
Copyright ,

Deeds & Documents
Financial and Corporate Service Providers

Industrial Properties ees
Management Information Services, and eee

Marriages
‘

e Advising the Minister when necessary on draft laws, regulations and
procedures and participate, when required, in various governmental fora,
locally and internationally.

&

Ceo s

Arr TQS
_—“

—
a

e Assisting with matters relative to the licensing of Marriage Officers for
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and as necessary, Pe the
duties of a Marriage Officer.

¢ Performing duties of Inspector of Financial & Corporate Service Providers
through overseeing the inspectorate of Financial and Corporate Services
Providers staff and licensing and inspecting of licensees.

° ee duties of Registrar of Copyright and overseeing the Copynght
ection

The salary of the post is in Scale JL12 - $51,550 x 700 - $57,150.00 per
annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments. Application
forms may be obtained from the Department of Public Service, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting and Augusta Streets. They must be returned, complete with
original qualification and documentary proof of relevant experience, to the
Secretary, Judicial & Legal Service Commission, Office of the Judiciary,
Ansbacher House, East Street & Bank Lane, no later than 5th December,
2008.
PAGE 18B, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

THE TRIBUNE



Big Three automakers beg for $25bn lifeline

@ By JULIE HIRSCHFELD
DAVIS

Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) —

Detroit's Big Three automak-
ers pleaded with Congress
Tuesday for a $25 billion life-
line to save their once-proud
companies from collapse, warn-
ing of broader peril for the
national economy as well.

_It was an uphill battle, with
the plan stalled on Capitol Hill
amid opposition from Repub-
licans and the Bush administra-
tion. But congressional leaders
worked behind the scenes in an
effort to hammer out a com-
promise that could speed some

- aid to the automakers before

year's end.
The executives of Chrysler

LLC, Ford Motor Co. and Gen-
eral Motors Corp., as well as
the United Auto Workers
union chief, were pleading their
case Tuesday afternoon before
the Senate Banking Commit-
tee. A House panel was, to hear
from them Wednesday.

Majority

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
said Congress might have to
return in December — rather
than adjourning for the year this
week, as expected — to push
through an auto bailout.

"Dealing with the automo-
bile crisis is a pressing need. We

are talking about a lot of people
... and a great consequence to

our economy," said Hoyer, D- °

Md. "Obviously we are going

Legal Notice

NOTICE -

ROBESPIERRE INVESTMENT LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

to be back here, we think, in
December."

. The financial situation for the
automakers grows more pre-
carious by the day. Cash-
strapped GM said it will delay
reimbursing its dealers for
rebates and other sales incen-

tives and could run out of cash .

by year's end without govern-
ment aid.

In the Senate, leaders were
focusing on a plan favored by
the White House and GOP law-
makers to let the auto industry
use a $25 billion loan pro-
gramme created by Congress in
September — designed to help
the companies develop more
fuel-efficient vehicles — to tide
them over financially until Pres-.
ident-elect Barack Obama takes
office. ;

* However, House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and oth-
er senior Democrats, who count
environmental groups among

. their strongest supporters, have
vehemently opposed that.

approach because it would
divert federal money that was
supposed to go toward the
development of vehicles that
use less gasoline.

Instead, they want to draw a
separate $25 billion for the

industry from the $700 billion
Wall Street bailout — bringing
the government's total aid to
the car companies to $50 bil-
lion.

A Senate vote on that-plan,
which would also extend job-
less benefits, could come as ear-

ly as Thursday, but aides in both

parties and lobbyists tracking
the effort privately acknowl-
edge it doesn't have the sup-
port to advance. Treasury Sec-
retary Henry Paulson renewed

. the administration's opposition

on Tuesday.
Even the car companies'
strongest supporters conceded

“Tuesday that changing the

terms of the fuel-efficiency loan
program might be the only way
to secure funding for them with
Congress set to depart for the
year and the firms in tough
financial shape.

Retooling

"While I believe we have to
have retooling going into next
year, if in the short run the only

.way we have to be able to get

some immediate help is to take
a portion of that, I would very
reluctantly do that — but only

’ because I believe President-

elect Obama is going to be
focused on retooling and on a
manufacturing strategy next
year," said Sen. Debbie
Stabenow, D-Mich.

The White House said the
government shouldn't send any
more money to the struggling
auto industry on top of the
already-approved loans.

“We don't think that taxpay-
ers should be asked to throw
money at a company that can't
prove that it has a long-term
path for success," said White
House Press Secretary Dana
Perino.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-
Ky., the minority leader, said
that redirecting the existing
loans was "a sound way to go
forward," and that he was work-
ing with Democratic Leader
Harry Reid of Nevada to set a
vote on such a plan.

"The auto industry obviously
is ‘very important, very impor-
tant to my state, but there is a
way to do this," said
McConnell, who has two Ford
plants and a GM plant in his
state.

Paulson, testifying on the
House side, defended the

- administration's handling of the

massive $700 billion bailout for
the financial industry and said it
should remain off-limits for

Detroit, no matter how badly’ ’
the automakers need help.
"There are other ways" to
help them, he'said.
At the same time, he testi-
fied, "I think it would be not a

* good thing, it would be some-

thing to be avoided, having one
of the auto companies fail, par-
ticularly during this period of .
time."

Industry

The industry mounted a
feverish lobbying effort.to
secure funds they said were vital
to their survival — and the
health of the broader economy.

In an e-mail marked "urgent"
and sent to owners of GM vehi-
cles, Troy A. Clarke, president
of GM North America, pleaded
with them to e-mail their rep-
resentatives in the House and

, senate in support of a "bridge

loan" for the industry — and
ask their friends and family to
do the same.

"Despite what you may be

hearing, we are not asking Con-
gress for a bailout but rather a
loan that will be repaid," Clarke
said in the message.
_ That argument could be vital .
as bailout fatigue threatens to
sep support for the carmaker
aid.

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 6th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
Â¥ is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

“ HILLTOP BILLOWS INC.

isso olution of sari (AG Bh BILLOWS ING ‘has thet com >

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

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

_NICOLAN NA SYSTEMS CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of NICOLANNA SYSTEMS CORP. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
‘the mens has therefore been struck off the Repister

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
'- (Liquidator)

> Legal Notice

NOTICE

TESSA RESOURCES LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SUN SPRINKLES INC.
_ (In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby. given.that_ itia above named
Company is in, diss

‘is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 2. OX N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC:
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TRENT ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS LTD.

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

the dissolution of TRENT ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS |

LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has

been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off

the Register.

--ARGOSA CORP. INC.
ms (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

YARROW VALLEY INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 4
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2009, the: es
dissolution of YARROW VALLEY INC. has ‘been com-" |

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

A

_~ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)













qian, which commenced |
i on the 29th day of October 2008. The Liquidator .

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOANES JEAN LOUIS of |
IMPERIAL PARK #2, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
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 tacts within twenty-eight days
from the 13TH day of NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister
responsible. for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Freepori,.Bahamas.



Legal Notice.

NOTICE

ENTERPRISE SENSEI LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

| Notice is hereby given that the above: named }
|’ Company is in dissolutiof:which commenced on: |

j the 4th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
| is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, |

I Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLAVENDISH INC.

SS aR

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 :
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the §
dissolution of CLAVENDISH INC. has been completed; |

a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com- |
pany has therefore been struck off the Register

ARGOSA CORP. INC. . -
(Liquidator) bi: abe

Legal Notice

NOTICE

URDINITE CORP.:
Me ge og

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

ts P dissolution of URDINITE CORP. has been'completed; a
Â¥ Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and. the Com- |
"}.’f, pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)









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THE TRIBUNE



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Paulson and Bernanke defend $700bn bailout

@ By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Treasury Secretary Henry Paul-
son expressed fresh reservations
Tuesday about tapping a $700
billion bailout pool to provide
mortgage guarantees to help
stem soaring home foreclosures.

Paulson and Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke
defended their management of
the bailout programme on Capi-
tol Hill,.just one week after the
administration. officially aban-
doned its original rescue strate-
gy of buying rotten assets from
financial institutions.

The US has "turned a cor-
ner" in averting a financial col-
lapse, but more work needs to
be done to get things back to
normal, Paulson told the House
Financial Services Committee.

He again cautioned against
using some of the bailout mon-
ey to provide guarantees for
mortgages at risk of falling. into
foreclosure, but said the admin-
istration will look for ways to
provide foreclosure relief.

In a break with the adminis-
tration, Federal Deposit Insur-
ance Corp. Chairman Sheila
Bair, also testifying before the
panel, pressed anew for using
$24 billion of the bailout money
to help some American house-
holds avoid foreclosure. As
foreclosures mount, the gov-
ernment is "clearly falling
behind the curve," she warned.

Paulson also said that

although having a U.S. auto



Pmiovin’ it

company fail [
during sucha |)
fragile time
for the econ-

ee :
diverting $25

billion of the se AR
bailout mon-

ey to aid Detroit as the panel's
chairman Rep. Barney Frank,
D-Mass., and other Democrats
want.

"I don't see this as the pur-
pose" of the bailout pro-
gramme, which is intended to
stabilize jittery financial mar-
kets and get lending flowing
more freely again, which even-
tually should help revive the ail-
ing economy, Paulson said.

Focusing the bailout pro- |

gramme on infusing billions into
banks — and possibly. other
types of companies — to pump
up their capital and bolster

' lending to customers was

deemed a faster and more effec-
tive approach to stabilizing the
financial system than the origi-
nal centerpiece of the plan,
Paulson said.

Buying financial institutions’
toxic debts would have required
a "massive commitment" of the
bailout money, Paulson told the
panel. As economic and finan-
cial conditions quickly wors-
ened, it became clear that the

first installment of the money .

— $350 billion — for that pur-

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pose "simply isn't enough fire-
power," he said.

It's crucial that the adminis-
tration be nimble in assessing
changing conditions and adapt
the bailout strategy accordingly,
the Treasury chief said. "If we
have learned anything through-
out this year, we have learned
that this financial crisis is unpre-
dictable and difficult to coun-
teract," Paulson said.

Last week, Paulson changed
course and said the government
would not use any of the $700

- billion to buy bad assets from

banks. That had been the focus
of the plan Paulson and
Bernanke originally pitched to
lawmakers.

"There is no playbook for
responding to turmoil we have
never faced," Paulson said. "We
adjusted our strategy to reflect
the facts of a severe market cri-
sis."

But lawmakers worried the
administration was sending con-
fusing signals to taxpayers and
Wall Street investors. "We all
understand that when condi-
tions on the ground change, pol-
icymakers must be agile enough
to adjust to those changed cir-
cumstances," said Rep. Spencer
Bachus, R-Ala. "But changing
too quickly, without adequately
explaining why you've changed
or what you're going to do next,
risks sending mixed signals to.
a marketplace that is in dire
need of certainty and a sense
of direction."

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compldined about the adminis-

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going?" Kanjorski asked.

Going forward, the ability of
Treasury to use the bailout pro-
gram for capital injections and
to take other steps to stabilize
the financial system — including
any actions needed to prevent
the disorderly failure of a major
financial institution — "will be
critical for restoring confidence
and promoting the return of
credit markets to more normal
functioning," Bernanke told the
panel.

Paulson said the department
will focus on rolling out a capi-
tal injection program to pour
$250 billion into banks in return
for partial ownership stakes in
them.

Treasury also will search for
new ways to boost the avail-

ability of auto loans, student

loans and credit cards, which

have been become harder to get

due to the credit crisis.
Specifically, the department

’ along with the Federal Reserve,

is exploring using some of the
bailout money to bankroll a
new loan. facility designed to
help companies that issue cred-
it cards, make student loans and
finance car purchases. Paulson
said he expected putting up only
a "relatively modest share" of

the bailout money for this facil-

ity.
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for banks and has agreed to
devote $40 billion to troubled
insurer American International
Group— its first slice of funds
going to a company other than a
bank. That leaves just $60 bil-
lion available from Congress'
first bailout installment of $350
billion.

Paulson said he is not plan-
ning to initiate another capital
injection program beyond those
already announced. Thus he's
unlikely to tap the remaining
$350 billion before the Bush
administration leaves office on
January 20. That would mean
the incoming administration of
President-elect Barack’ Obama
would decide whether and how
the money should be spent.

The idea behind the capital

injection program is for banks
to use the money to rebuild
reserves and lend more freely
to customers. However, banks
do have the leeway to use the
money for other things, such as
buying other banks, paying div-
idends to investors or bonuses .
to executives. That has touched
a nerve with some lawmakers.

Locked-up lending is a prime
reason why the US is suffering
through the worst financial cri-
sis since the 1930s. All the fall-
out from the housing, credit and
financial crises have badly hurt
the economy, which is almost
certainly in recession, analysts
say.

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from family in Congo’s chaotic war leads to a
search for their relatives. This is his account.

BH KIWANJA, Congo

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Pro-
tegee carried her sobbing niece
on her back as they searched for
relatives in a sea of people in east-
ern Congo, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.

' An Associated Press photo-
graph of the girl — using her
filthy T-shirt to wipe the tears
from her face as 3-year-old
Reponse glung to her neck and
wailed — prompted hundreds of
e-mails from people around the
world hoping to help them.

I returned to Kiwanja on Sun-
day to try to reunite the girls with
family and even succeeded in
finding them. But it turned out
that not all problems in Congo
can be solved by an outsider’s
sympathy. 7

When I first photographed Pro-
tegee on Nov. 6 in a crowd of
thousands in the town of Kiwan-
ja, she told me only her first name
and that she was looking for her
mother.
~ IT learned later that she and
Reponse had wandered alone for
three days after being separated
from Protegee’s mother on Nov.
3 as the family fled on foot from
their village of Kiseguru, about
12 miles away.

Protegee had spent one night
sleeping in a church, huddled with
Reponse under a flimsy scarf. “I
had no food or water,” she said,
speaking in the Kiswahili lan-
guage.

Hundreds of children have
been separated from their families
since fighting flared in eastern
Congo in August and more than
1,600 children in the province
were seeking their parents last
week alone, according to
UNICEF. The children’s young
ages and inability to give detailed
information — plus the lack of
official records in the Congolese
countryside — make it even more
difficult to track down their fam-
ilies. a

When I set out to search for

‘Protegee, I had little certainty of

success but I was determined to
try to help. As a journalist, I’ve
photographed war and refugees
all over the world since the early
1980s.

But I was particularly moved
by readers’ reactions to this pho=

tograph of two little girls, their.

faces wrenched in fear and des-
peration. I knew that the chances
of finding them again were slim,
as I see children walking alone
on the roads every day. But I
found myself imagining how it

would feel if I were searching for -

my own daughters — and having

two, that was not difficult:

Years of sporadic violence in
eastern Congo intensified in
August, and fighting between the
army and fighters loyal to rebel
leader Laurent Nkunda has dis+
placed at least 250,000 people

since then — despite the pres--

ence of the largest U.N. peace-
keeping force in the world. Some
fear Congo’s current crisis could
again draw in neighboring coun-
tries. Congo’s devastating 1998-
2002 war split the vast nation into
rival fiefdoms and involved half a
dozen African armies.

Reaching Kiwanja meant cross-
ing an uneasy front line just a few
miles north of Goma, with hun-
dreds of heavily armed rebels and

government troops deployed on -

either side. Then it was a bone-
jarring two-hour drive on what
was once a paved road, and is
now one giant pothole.

Kiwanja is a typical African
town, with one strip of dirt road as
the main drag, a few small shops
on each side, one roundabout,
one crossroad, and huts sprawling
to infinity on the hills to the east
and the valley to the north.

The search

Armed with the photograph of :

Protegee and Reponse, I started
asking around. Women frowned
— they did not know the girls. I
traveled to the school yard, to
the clinic. No luck. ‘

As I was about to head back to
Goma, I stopped near a U.N.
base. Just a few days earlier its
outskirts were refuge to thou-
sands. But now it was a nearly
empty lot with the skeletons of

makeshift huts and. a-white

UNHCR tent: I ventured inside
the tent. There, Maria Mukeshi-
mani’s eyes lit up at the sight of
the photo — the woman, who
had been displaced herself by the
violence, knew these children.
She had seen them in that very
tent five days earlier. And she
knew Protegee’s mother: Her
name is Esperance Nirakagori.

Esperance — the French word ~

for hope.

Esperance had taken refuge at
the local Catholic church in
Kiwanja. ‘

Before I left, I gave Esperance

"the photograph of her daughter

and granddaughter. She handed
it to Protegee, who, with Reponse

in her lap, gazed at the image. I ©

left them there on their cot,
clutching the photo, one of their
few possessions. ‘

Asked when they would return
to théir village, Esperance
replied: “When the war is over.”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, PAGE 21

INTERNATIONAL NEWS)... -

IN THIS Nov. 6, 2008 file photo, Protegee carries her n





iece, Response, left, as she looks for her parents in the village Kiwanja, 90 kms

north of Goma, eastern Congo. When photographed on Nov. 6, Protegee was in a crowd of thousands in the town of Kiwanja, having
walked for three days by herself after being separated from her mother as they fled on foot from her town about 12 miles (20 kilometers)
away. Protegee finally found her mother, Esperance Nirakagori, in Kiwanja at a makeshift refugee camp six days after they were separated.

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EXILE Tibetans leave the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the venue of an ongoing special meet-
ing of the Tibetan exiles in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, Nov.18, 2008. The prime minister of Tibet's
exiled government said Tuesday that leaders would push for Tibetan independence if a key meeting of
exiles this week decides to drop the Dalai Lama's measured path of compromise.

China stance on

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talks in India

@ BEIJING

WITH Tibetan exiles now
considering whether to push for
independence, China on Tues-
day reaffirmed its hard-line
stance on the future of the
Himalayan region, saying that
any move to separate Tibet from
China was “doomed”, accord-
ing to the Associated Press. —

The comments from Foreign
Ministry spokesman Qin Gang
came as more than 500 Tibetan
exile leaders in India held all-
day closed door discussions
Tuesday as part of a weeklong
meeting, the first major re-eval-

uation of their strategy since the

Dalai Lama in 1988 outlined his

Nobel Peace Prize-winning:

“middle way,” which pushes for
autonomy but not outright inde-
pendence for the Himalayan
region.

The meeting in the northern
India hill town of Dharmsala,
the base of Tibet’s self-pro-
claimed government-in-exile,
was called by the Dalai Lama,
the exiled Tibetan spiritual
leader. It comes after he
expressed frustration over years

of fruitless talks with China and:

follows this spring’s uprising by
Tibetans across western China
that was aggressively put down
by Beijing.

“Any attempt to separate
Tibet from Chinese territory
will be doomed. The so-called
Tibet government in exile is not
recognized by any government
in the world,” Qin‘told a news
conference Tuesday.

Similar statements in the past
from China have led the exiled
leaders to question their own
methods. sy

“The middle way approach
has failed, it has not produced
any results,” said Karma
Chophel, speaker of the exile
Parliament. “In that light, the
Tibetan public should come.out

with an opinion about what to
do.”

China insists Tibet has been
part of its territory for 700 years,

‘although many Tibetans say,

they were effectively indepen-
dent for most of that time. Chi-
nese forces invaded shortly after
thé 1949 communist revolution
and the Dalai Lama fled to

' India in 1959 amid an unsuc-

cessful uprising.

Large numbers of Tibetans
remain fervently Buddhist and
loyal to the Dalai Lama. If the
exiles choose a more confronta-
tional approach, Tibetans living
under Chinese rule would bear
the brunt of any government
response. |

Much of the debate is expect-
ed to boil down to two main
choices: whether to continue
pursuing the politics of compro-
mise’ or to begin a long-shot
independence movement — a
move almost certain to end talks

held intermittently with Beijing

since 2002.
Some factions are urging more
protests, angrier protests, or
more pressure on Western
nations, with one very small
group even pushing for sabotage
of China’s infrastructure.
Samdhong Rinpoche, the exile
prime minister, told the meet-
ing Monday there would be an
“open and frank discussion.” He
said the meeting may not lead
to a new approach,-and that any
new path needs to have “the
clear mandate of the people.”



The Dalai Lama was not:

expected to attend; he said he
did not want to tilt the debate.

Any deviation from current
policies was almost certain to
scuttle the tenuous ties with Bei-
jing, which has long accused ,the
Dalai Lama of fomenting an
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Tibet at Columbia University.
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China and make contacts with

the international community

very difficult.”
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delegates.

“We can’t live with China,”
said Lobsang Phelgye, 55, who
came to Dharmsala from the
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image but maintain the sensi-

bility inherent to Chicago.
The ‘image of Obama walk-

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in something like the domed,
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seems unlikely. And she prob-
ably won’t show up to the
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Bush has worn — twice.

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with sensible shoes to the chilly
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coat ensemble with camel-col-
ored high heels — a top pick of
fashion insiders — in 2005.

Clinton also chose a mod-
ern, luxe gold lace gown by
Oscar de la Renta for her sec-
ond tour of inaugural balls
unlike the fussy purple
princess number the first go-
around. (Remember the spark-
ly belt buckle?)

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earlier generations thought a

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Obama, who is expected to fill her closet at 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue with sophisticated styles that match her modern image but
maintain the sensibility inherent to Chicago.

importance of their role.
They’ve subscribed to the old-
fashioned view that a woman
should de-sexualize herself or
dress like a man if she wants to
be regarded as intelligent and
of good conscience,” says Man-
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in chief of Shop Etc. who is
now writing a style guide
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“Trends seem to happen on
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| MSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

A NEW witness has come

i forward in the 2005 disap-

; pearance of American

: teenager Natalee Holloway in
; Aruba, and prosecutors said

: Tuesday they are seeking

; more evidence against the

: only remaining suspect,

: according to the Associated

: Press.

A woman told Dutch

; police this month that Joran

: van der Sloot confessed to

: her years ago that he was

: involved in Holloway’s disap-
; pearance, according to Ann ©
; Angela, a spokeswoman for

; the Aruba Prosecutors’

Office. But the Dutch /
Caribbean island’s chief pros-
ecutor said authorities still

i lack proof they need to con-
: vict Van der Sloot, who has

: been arrested twice and

: released for lack of evidence.

“After three years of inves-

: tigating, it is very, very diffi-
: cult to find that evidence,”

: prosecutor Hans Mos told —
: The Associated Press. “We
: have to be realistic.”

Holloway, an 18-year-old .

: from Mountain Brook,

Alabama, was last seen in

i May 2005 leaving a bar in the
; Aruban capital Oranjestad

.; with Van der Sloot on the
: final night of a high school
: graduation trip to the island.
: Extensive searches have
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: made by a Dutch TV crime
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through choice (11)
9 In war Eric is involved, 3
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illness (4) 5
12 Fruit for the shy (8)
T : 14. Result of a questionable 6
W action? (6) 7
; : 16 He should honour his
0 agreement to the letter (6) 8
; 7 | 18 ‘Where to stay for long
| , periods of the year (8) 13
. N 19 Inclination to admit
incompetence (4) 15
Z 22 Nun that is upset by lack
O of interest (5) 17
N 23 Dad, after commercial,
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24 Hardly dark thoughts! (6,5)





Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Siesta, 4 Relation, 9 Tactic, .
10 Stampede, 12 Rook, 13 Beard, 14
Axle, 17 Sick and tired, 20 Capital
gains, 23 Oral, 24 Wives, 25 Isle, 28
Warrants, 29 Quoits, 30 Backyard, 31
Quaker.

Exterminated, 6 Alms, 7 Ice axe, 8
Nieces, 11 Bend sinister, 15 Japan, 16
Wedge, 18 Lipstick, 19 Assessor, 21
Cobweb, 22 Fabric, 26 Lazy, 27 Tutu.

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Down |

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Sensational piece of luck
getting free (5)

In the clear — not by
merit (4)
He brought fresh weight to
laws of motion (6)

Idle indication that the ©
clock has stopped? (4,4)
Louvre’s new material (7)
Stages in funerals,
perhaps (11)
Well-attended church
service? (4,7)

Deciding to make no .
further moves? (8)

One reaching across for a
tool (7)

Cried when | left, having
taken it on trust (6)
First-class letter (5)

A grasping worker (4)

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across: 1 Sicily, 4 Measured, 9

Afresh, 10 Scot-free, 12 Chip, 13.
Watch, 14 Stir, 17 Professional, 20
Off the ground, 23 Away, 24 Belie,
25 Judo, 28 Cast-iron, 29 Gambit,

30 Play safe, 31 Hearty.

Down: 1 Seascape, 2 Corridor, 3

Lose, 5 Encyclopedia, 6 Site, 7

Rarity, 8 Dreary, 11 Raise the roof,
15 Deify, 16 Harry, 18 Cucumber, 19
Adroitly, 21 Madcap, 22 Nausea,

Miss, 27 Gaze.



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HEN, SUSIE, CAN T BORROW
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puzile, Slack tweatens Kxd6
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~~ capturing the d7 pawn, the pride
of White's position. Speedy action
is needed, and White (to play}
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10 Distressed (3,2)

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Bring up (4)

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12 A Spanish dance (8)
14

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morose (4) 17 Burrowing animal (6)

22 Amatter (5) 20. Reveal a

23 Reinforce (7) secret (3,2)

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Opening lead — jack of clubs.

There’s approximately one
chance in 500,000 of being dealt a
hand containing 30 high-card points.
And so, anytime you see one in a
book or a bridge column, it’s very
likely that the hand was composed
by somebody, and not actually dealt.

That would certainly be true of
this deal, which was published as a
double-dummy problem in The
Bridge World Magazine in the 1930s
to illustrate what was then called a
quadruple trump grand coup.

Given East’s holding of the Q-10-

7-3 of trumps, making seven spades
would seem to be an impossible task.
But of course the deed can be done,
or the hand would not be presented
here. If you would like to test your
problem-solving skills first, assume
West leads a club and do not read
past this point.

After taking the club. king,
declarer next leads a heart and
trumps it instead of doing what
comes much more naturally, which is
to cash the trump ace at trick two.
Cashing the ace of trumps would
inevitably prove fatal. If you don’t
believe it, try playing the ace at once
and see what eventually happens.

South next plays a diamond to the
queen, ruffs a heart, then a diamond
to the king, ruffs a heart, followed by
a diamond to the ace and another
heart ruff. This reduces declarer’s
hand to five cards — a club and the
K-J-9-8 of spades — while dummy
has the ace of trumps, a low diamond
and the A-4-2 of clubs.

South then plays a club to the ace
and returns a club, forcing East to
ruff as declarer in turn overruffs.
Next comes the nine of spades to the
ace, followed by a diamond or a club.
East’s last two cards, the Q-10 of
spades, then succumb to the K-J to
put a final touch on the extremely
rare — and in this case, contrived'\—
quadruple trump grand coup.

Tomorrow: A nonobligatory finesse.
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@ WASHINGTON

DETROIT'S Big Three
automakers pleaded with a
reluctant Congress Tuesday for
a $25 billion lifeline to save the
once-proud titans of U.S.
industry, pointedly warning of
a national economic catastro-
phe should they collapse,
according to the Associated
Press. ;

Millions of layoffs would fol-
low their demise, they said, as
damaging effects rippled across
an already-faltering economy.

But the new rescue plan
appeared stalled on Capitol
Hill, opposed by the Bush
administration and Republi-
cans in Congress who don't
want to dip into the Treasury
Department's $700 billion
financial bailout program to
come up with.the $25 billion
in loans.

‘Rank and file Republicans
and Democrats from states
heavily impacted by the auto
industry worked behind the
scenes trying to hammer out a
compromise that could speed
some aid to the automakers
before year's-end. But it was
an uphill fight.

"Our industry ... needs a
bridge to span the financial
chasm that has opened up
‘before us," General Motors
Corp. CEO Rick Wagoner told
. the Senate Banking Commit-
tee. He blamed the. industry's
predicament not on manage-
ment failures but on the deep-
ening global financial crisis.

And Robert Nardelli, CEO
of Chrysler LLC, told the pan-
el the bailout would be "the
least costly alternative" when
compared with damage from
bankruptcy.

Under questioning from
skeptical senators, both said
they'd be willing to consider
slashing their salaries to $1 to
show a willingness to sacrifice
for federal help.

Sympathy for the industry
was sparse, however, with
bailout fatigue dominating
Capitol Hill. Lawmakers bris-
tled with pent-up criticism of
the auto industry, and ques-
tioned whether a stopgap loan
would really cure what ails the
companies.

At the start of a more than
four hour grilling before his
committee, Sen. Christopher
Dodd, D-Conn., told the lead-
ers of GM, Chrysler and Ford

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‘Carmakers beg
for $25 billion
as aid stalls

Motor Co. that the industry
was "seeking treatments for
wounds that I believe to a
large extent were self-inflict-
ed."

"You're asking an awful
lot,""Dodd, the panel chair-
man, said at the close of the
session. "I'd like to tell that
you in the next couple of days
this is going to happen. I don't
think it is."

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.,
complained that, the larger
financial crisis "is not the only
reason why the domestic auto
industry is in trouble."

He cited "inefficient pro-
duction" and "costly labor
agreements" that put the U.S.
automakers at a disadvantage
to foreign companies.

Ford CEO Alan Mulally
told senators the auto indus-
try was "a pillar of our econo-
my."

GM's Wagoner refuted crit-
icism that his company was not
keeping pace with the times,
saying it had been on the brink
of a turnaround before the
financial meltdown hit, reduc-
ing sales to the lowest per-capi-
ta level since World War II.

Failure of the auto industry
"would be catastrophic," he said,
resulting in three million jobs
lost within the first year and
“economic devastation (that)
would far exceed the govern-
ment support that our industry
needs to weather the current cri-
sis."

Chrysler's Nardelli sought to
respond to those who. suggest
the automakers seek Chapter 11
bankruptcy protection, as have
some airlines that later emerged
restructured and leaner.

"We just cannot be confi-
dent that we will be able to
successfully emerge from
bankruptcy," Nardelli said.

Chrysler was bailed out. by
the federal government once
before, in 1979, with $1.2 bil-
lion in loan guarantees. The
company repaid the loan, plus
interest, ahead of schedule.
Back then, former Chrysler
CEO Lee Iacocca reduced his:
salary to $1.

Under questioning from Sen.
Jon Tester, D-Mont., Mulally
didn't join the other two execu-
tives in saying he'd do the same
now.

"I sure respect the intent of it,
but the most important thing is
that we not degrade our ability
to be competitive and deliver
this plan," Mulally said.







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Ron Gettelfinger, left,
Ford CEO Alan Mulally,
second left, and
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