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The Tribune

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Title:
The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Nassau tribune
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Tribune
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Copyright Date:
2008
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Daily, except Sunday
daily
normalized irregular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Bahamas

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Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.

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Tribune Staff
Reporter

PRIME Minister

Hubert Ingraham has |
. pledged his support to |g
customs officer Roslyn |
Ritchie, who lost her |
house in a suspected |
arson attack on.
Wednesday.

The customs officer
of 23 years claims she
began receiving death threats
after joining the task force when it
was formed six months ago to
prevent individuals and business-
es from evading import taxes.

Mr Ingraham invited Mrs
Ritchie to meet with him yester-
day, when she told him she

believes the attack was directed at

her because she has been putting
her best efforts into her job.

She said: “I relayed to him
everything and he was very con-
cerned and sympathetic. He did-
n’t make any promises but I am
confident that he will do every-
thing he can.

“At least it made me feel a lot
better because it showed me that
‘I am not alone out there, that

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they do care.”

The athe of-three
fas not been offered any
accommodation or finan-
cial assistance by Mr
Ingraham or Comptrol-
ler of Customs Anthony
Adderley, and is staying
with her husband and

| homes.
Her ten-room house in

Haven Estates, off East
Street South, Nassau,
burned for nearly four hours on
Wednesday afternoon leaving
nothing behind.

- Neighbours reported seeing a
red car pass the house shortly
before it burst into flames and
police have launched an inten-
sive investigation into the sus-

_ pected arson attack.

Customs officers concerned for
their own safety have attacked
the comptroller for allegedly hav-
ing a heartless response to the

suspected attack, and criticised ©

him for not offering her protec-
tion earlier.

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PICTURED IS ONE of the hundreds of babies that. have been cared for in
the Nazareth Centre since it opened in 2001. Administrator Sister Annie
. Thompson says many of them end up there because their mothers have

‘fallen through the cracks’ in society. ° SEE STORY PAGE TWO

Comptroller of
Customs speaks
out on corruption
investigations

@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

AFTER a sustained silence

in the face of frequent media
inquiries, the comptroller of
customs has finally decided to
speak out on the growing deba-
cle surrounding internal cor-
ruption investigations facing the

-. department.

At an arranged press confer-
ence to be held at Customs

headquarters on Thompson

Boulevard today, media repre-
sentatives are expected to quiz
comptroller Anthony Adderley
on several looming issues.
Allegations of arson against
officer Roslyn Ritchie’s home,

SEE page eight

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“MOTORISTS flooded. The

Tribune with calls last night to
express outrage that govern-
ment workers were digging up

Eastern road during rush hour —

causing huge traffic jams. -

One driver said it had taken
him an hour to get from
Dowdeswell Street to the Esso
On The Run station on East
Bay Street, where he was sit-
ting at a standstill at 7pm.

- “This is absolutely ridiculous;
I had to turn around and go”™

back t to work: or face hours i in

traffic,” one caller.

' “People are starting to lose
it. They are shouting at each
other and going the wrong way
down one streets!” added °

-another.

Traffic was virtually frozen.
and backed up through the east-
ern part of downtown up to
press time last night.

Side streets off Shirley Street

SEE page eight

COB to drop deferred —
payment rate for students

@ By ALEX MISSICK
- Tribune Staff Reporter

THE College of the Bahamas has announced
that it will drop the deferred payment rate for stu-
dents and offer counselling services for those

who lost their jobs.

COB president Janyne Hodder said there are
three distinct groups she feels need to be focused
on — students who are studying abroad, those
who lost their jobs and the current students and

their families.

“Anything that we have done in the past year
has been to benefit the students.. We have decid-

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to put on that deferred payment plan, It was 60 per cent and we are now

SEE page eight

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‘Striking out’ application made

in case of church appointments

_@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

SUBMISSIONS on a “strik-
ing out” application in the case
of a founding member of First
Baptist Church and the church’s
pastor and pastor-elect were

presented in Supreme Court

yesterday.

-Rev Harold-Bodie, a found-
ing member of First Baptist
Church, is seeking a Supreme

Court declaration that the
appointment of Rev Diana
Francis as pastor-elect and co-
pastor of the church is null and
void and deemed a contraven-
tion of article 16 of the associa-
tion’s memorandum. ;
Rev Bodie is also seeking a
declaration that all positions of
the church’s executive board

SEE page 10

Staff at pre-school voice concern
about drug dealers in the area

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

STAFF at a local pre-school say the area is infested with drug
dealers and undesirables, but that their calls for help have fallen on

- deaf ears.

Dieon Rolle, managing director of Mother’s Heart Nursery and
Pre-school on Golden Sun Drive, said a group of men in the area

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Many children at Nazareth Centre because

aehens have ‘fallen through the cracks’

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

AS ITS 40 plus children —
abandoned, neglected, abused
and orphaned — prepare to enjoy
a donated thanksgiving meal,
Nazareth Centre administrator
Sister Annie Thompson says
many of them end up there
because their mothers have “fall-
en through the cracks” in society.

This week The Bahamas cele-
brates National Women’s Week.






It is intended to commemorate
great women, the 46th anniver-
sary of women’s right to vote and
to serve as a platform to discuss
the status of women in society.

Suffering

According to Sister Annie,
who also sits on the National
Women’s Advisory Council and
the Bureau of Women’s Affairs,
although the country has many
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the “masses” are “stuck in a rut”,
suffering from a lack of self
belief.

She draws a link between this
and the number of children

which are admitted to the tem- |

porary protective shelter.

One four month old baby, who
has been in the centre since she
was only a few weeks old, arrived
after being abandoned at a
friend’s home by her mother who
was herself being abused by her
daughter’s father.

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keep the baby, the Department
of Social Services came into the
picture and shortly afterwards
she was placed in the care of the
Nazareth Centre, located in Mil-
lenium Gardens, and its 30 staff
and volunteers.

“We tend in the Bahamas to,
since some women have come so
far, we tend to look at the few
successful women and think that
on a whole we are going places.

Approach

“But the masses are still falling
through the cracks and my ques-
tion was how do we assist these
women to get out of this rut? I

don’t have the answer but J think |

it’s a gradual approach and
method of trying to get women
to believe in themselves. That’s
the key,” said the 57-year-old

administrator and former school’

principal.

Over and above the number
of stable, successful women in
the Bahamas are “a lot more”
who have “not found their
niche”, she added.

“And so my thinking is that to
whom much is given, much is

‘asked.

“We need to as much as we
possibly can, reach out to these
women so that they can avoid
getting into these situations
because ‘of stupid reasons,” said
the nun. ne

Of the “43 to 46” children
between the ages of 0 and 12 in
the centre at present around a
quarter fall into each of the
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed categories, with about one per
cent orphaned.

- Most stay at the centre from
anywhere between two to three
months to three years, with the
hope that eventually their par-
ents can elevate themselves to a

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SRG Bs with one of the children at the Nazareth Centre.

point where they can successful-
ly nurture their child.

Sister Annie said problems for
their mothers, reflected in their
inability to care for their depen-
dents, can arise out of the fact

that their low self-esteem inclines ,

them towards becoming involved
with men who hold on to the
“old image that women are sup-
posed to be barefoot and in the
kitchen.”

“You’re not supposed to be
out working. If you’re out work-
ing and you’re making more
money than J am, then that’s a
problem. They don’t know how
to really balance that kind of
thing. So you will find that the
people who are in these situa-
tions are caught up with these
fellas who are still. in that mind-
set. The fellas that move from
that mindset need to assist the
young men coming up,” said Sis-
ter Annie.

The Nazareth Centre opened
in April 2001 and is administered
by the government in conjunc-

tion with the Roman Catholic

Archdiocese.
Since it opened, “several hun-
dred” children have slept. in its

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neatly kept dormitories. Only
around 15 per cent of the chil-
dren enjoy supervised visits from
a parent, at the discretion of
Social Services.

At present, the facility is |
slightly over capacity and occa-
sionally has to turn down chil-
dren recommended for protec-
tion by Social Services. They will
then seek shelter for them at one
of several other children’ s homes

on the island.

Attention

Sister Annie says this is for the
best, as children will not get the
attention they deserve.

“If you have two or three peo- °
ple taking care of 14 children, or

' 16 children, that’s a lot. ©

“We have been over for neces-
sity cases, but you don’t want to
just house them, you also want to
give them individual attention —
spiritually, emotionally and edu- ©
cationally.

» “J evaluate it and if I think ©

we’re really going to be doing a
disservice to the child, I say no,”
said Sister Annie. .











THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL aS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, PAGE 3



Push for legal
gambling for
Bahamians
continues

THE Ad-Hoc Committee
for Gaming Reform
announced yesterday that it
would hold a public forum to
discuss the country’s “discrim-
inatory and restrictive” gam-
ing laws.

In the latest step in its fight
against the ban on gambling
by locals, the committee said it
will shortly extend invitations
to senior government officials,
church leaders, gaming indus-
try stakeholders, special inter-
est groups and various profes-
sionals.

“Prohibition of Bahamians
from gaming is unacceptable
in the minds of the majority of

Bahamians, including the i

Gaming Board. It has openly
advocated for a review of gam-
ing law and publicly offered
that Bahamians should be
allowed to legally wager,” said
the committee in a statement.

The forum is tentatively
scheduled for the second week
in December with the time,
exact date and location to be
announced shortly, the com-
mittee'said.

“Media‘discussion of the
matter has been frequent and
probing. Membership of the
committee has grown and pub-
lic debate has heightened,” the
committee said.

Committee members said
they have met with the Gam-
ing Board and there is agree-
ment on the need for govern-
ment to appoint a select com-
mittee to work out a legisla-
tive reform package immedi-
ately.

ages illegal gaming across the
country,” the statement said.”
Private interests are profiting
in the current context to the
considerable disadvantage of
the public treasury.”

Sidney Strachan, chairman
for the Ad-Hoc Gaming
Reform Committee, said: “We

intend to make it a public -

event and hope to see broad
discussion of the issue. The
audience will be invited to ask
questions of the panel.
Undoubtedly there will be con-
siderable interest in the gov-
ernment’ Ss position.”

St Andrew's Schoo!
celebrates 60
years of excellence
in elucation

ST Andrew’s School was
established in 1948 and since
then has made its mark as one
of the most outstanding insti-
tutions in the Bahamas.

On Saturday, the school will
celebrate its 60th anniversary
with the Diamond Jubilee
Celebration at the Atlantis
Crown Ballroom on Paradise
Island.

Proceeds from the event
will benefit the school’s pro-
grammes, as well as support
the school’s endowment funds.

The Diamond Jubilee Cele-
bration will feature entertain-
ment by the Portobello
Ceilidh Band and Modern
Vintage.

Other highlights of the .
evening will include a silent
auction featuring luxurious
hotel stays, spectacular jewelry
and unique art.

“When St Andrew’s School
first opened its doors at the
Kirk, it was impossible to fore-
see in 1948 that our journey
. into the future would bring to
the students of St Andrew’s
learning opportunities through
integrated studies, experiential
~ learning, scholarship pro-
grammes, athletics, the arts
and community partnerships,”
said Bob Wade, principal of St
Andrew’s School.

lm CORRECTION

IN YESTERDAY ’S Tri-
bune Obituaries, it was incor-,
rectly reported that Rev
Timothy Stewart would cel-
ebrate 26 years as pastor of
Bethel Baptist Church on
December 30, 2008.

In fact, Rev Stewart will
commemorate the anniver-

_ sary at the historic church on
Meeting Street on Sunday
November 30, with a service
at 9.30am.

A second service will
begin at 6.30pm.

The Tribune would like to
apologise for'any inconve-
nience this error may have
caused.

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“Current legislation encour- :

Some banks to ease
burden on those who
can’t meet car payments

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter



IN THE wake of mass lay-offs due to a depressed
economy, it is expected that banks will have had to
start repossessing the most common items for which
persons take out loans — vehicles. However, some
banks in the Bahamas have taken a different
approach to those who can no longer make. pay-
ments, offering them payment package options to
ease their burden.

One car lot owner told The Tribune yesterday
that he has seen an increase in the number of vehi-
cles in his lot which formerly belonged persons who
could not afford to pay the banks on time.

But, he added: “Even though I see an increase of

cars coming in, many go right back out to the same
person who owned it, as the banks are now seeming
to try to work with those persons.”

One of the head managers at Commonwealth

Bank said it is the best interest of the bank to work
with the customer, which is something Common-
wealth Bank has already started to do.

“What the industry is doing is trying to assist cus-
tomers in any way possible. At the end of the day,
you can repossess someone’s car who isn’t work-
ing and they still cannot pay you. So all you have is
a vehicle and a loan that is still standing so it’s in the
best interest of the bank to work something out
with that customer. It might not be the payment
that you want but it is better than getting nothing at
all,” he said.

Senior vice president of credit risk at Caminbne
wealth Bank, Denise Turnquest, said vehicle repos-
sessions is a last resort for the bank, as the staff are
doing everything they can to work with their cus-
tomers.

. “We certainly have not seen an increase (in repos-
sessions) when we compare this year with last year.
We are working with our customers due to the eco-
nomic situation.

“We are trying every option to work with cus-
tomers on a case by case basis because everyone’s

situation is different. We will do all we can to work °

with them until the economic environment changes,”
Mrs Turnquest said.

Attorney announces his
plan to ‘save the nation’

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter.

AS ECONOMIC and social

try, a prominent attorney yes- -
terday announced his plan to
“save the nation.”

Godfrey ‘Pro’ Pinder told
reporters at a press conference
in Rawson Square that Bahami-
ans must learn to deal with their
own problems and come up
with a plan to save the nation. |

He said that in order to
ensure that this plan is a suc-
cess, Bahamians must put God
first.

Outlining his nine-point plan
to “save the nation,” Mr Pin-
der said Bahamians must first
learn to be their brother’s keep-
er. He said the country’s politi-
cal climate also needs to change.

“We must get away from the
patronising attitude of merely
making promises to people
every five years during election
time,” he said.

“The people must be able to
complain about their assembly-
man, about genuine problems
and expect genuine solutions,”
he added.

Mr Pinder called for eco-
nomic diversification and the
strengthening of the middle
class by establishing small busi-
nesses and creating jobs. He
said that Bahamians must fish,
farm and harvest raw materials
for pharmaceuticals. poe 9

He also called for better edu-
cation, as D+ is the national
average.

Mr Pinder said greater effort
needs to be made to curb crime
in the country.

He called on professionals
and members of the religious
sector to get involved.

Mr Pinder said the govern-
ment cannot address these ills
alone.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Need for technicians

LAST MONTH Education Minister Carl
Bethel, speaking at the opening of National
Careers Day, told of the desperate need to let
Bahamian students see “the dignity that there is
in the technical side of education.” He said he

wanted the youth to be exposed to the “dignity .

of hard work.”

He said that this country needs more than
doctors and lawyers. It was in desperate need of
medical technicians, engineers, plumbers and
electricians.

“We need electricians,”
carpenters.”

We also need investors and construction
work to start to create employment for both
the skilled and unskilled.

And if there are not enough skilled Bahami-
ans for jobs to start, then to get both the skilled

he said, “we need

_and unskilled workers in this country employed, ©
Immigration will have to grant needed work .

permits to get shovels in the ground.

“Tn the last several weeks hundreds and hun-
dreds of Bahamian workers have been sent
home, whether by way of terminations or layoffs
as a claimed result by employers of the dire
economic conditions presently being experi-
enced in this country. The numbers of the unem-
ployed are steadily swelling with new members
being added almost every day,” said PLP chair-
man Glenys Hanna-Martin. She urged govern-
ment to “reinstate with uncompromising vigour
the policy of Bahamianisation, bending over
backwards to ensure that no job vacancy in this
country will be filled by an expatriate when
there is a Bahamian who is. able to competent-
‘ly fill that post.”

Our experience with Immigration is. that it
has never ceased to ensure that no Bahamian is
waiting in the wings who is both competent and
willing to do the job. Also what many Bahami-
ans, particularly those blinded by politics, fail to
realise is that.an employer would prefer to hire
a competent Bahamian with the right attitude
and work ethic over a foreigner if only for the

fact that it is less expensive to do so. Immigra- |

tion work permit fees are climbing to such pro-
hibitive heights that a company will only hire a
foreigner if he is essential to the business and a
Bahamian of equal skills can’t be found.

So it is useless for unionists to say that no
work permit should be granted if Bahamians are
jobless. Should immigration follow this policy as
stupidly and vindictively as did the Pindling
government, employment in the country will
not increase. No construction can continue if
there are not enough carpenters, plumbers,
electricians and other skilled members of the
trade to undertake a large project.

‘Most of the Bahamians now being laid off are
waiters, waitresses, bell boys, porters and per-
sons doing unskilled jobs in the tourist industry.
They haven’t the skills needed in the construc-
tion trade. Therefore, if construction is to be
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persons, this country will certainly be in a sorry
state.

If Bahamianisation is to be feinstated with
the “uncompromising vigour” ofthe Pindling

era, then this country will be béaten to the .

ground, and Bahamians will suffer a lengthy
recession.

The Tribune can write a best seller on the
PLP meaning of “uncompromising” Bahami-

anisation and how it stifles and slows down

industry. :

In our case the “uncompromising” victimi-
sation was used politically to crush this news-
paper. It is only because we refused — even to
the detriment of our own health — to bow to
the dictates of the little tyrant that Bahamians
today can express themselves freely and change
their governments when they go to the polls.

However, what PLP Bahamianisation meant
to The Tribune was that instead of creating

jobs for Bahamians, it removed all our training —

programmes, and shut off employment. Depart-
ments were closed, people were replaced by
modern technology. The editorial department,
where we did a lot of training ourselves, suffered
the most. As the only two qualified persons in
this department — the Editor and Managing
Editor — had to devote themselves totally,

‘almost around the clock, to producing a daily

newspaper, all training programmes had to stop.
We also had a training school, which operated
successfully for a year. At the end of the year it
had to be closed when the permit for the qual-
ified journalist, hired to do nothing but instruct
young Bahamian writers in a.classroom setting,
was refused by Immigration.

Hopefully.we have matured from the dark
ages. We now have. an enlightened immigra-
tion minister in the person of Mr Branville
McCartney, who, having been in business him-
self, knows how employers suffer at the hands of
persons who fail to understand the needs of
employers, and cannot comprehend that when
time is wasted, so is money. Of course, when
money is wasted, businesses close and-workers

.walk the streets. That is what PLP Bahamiani-

sation meant to this country, and that is why
there were so many unemployed persons when
the Pindling government was defeated.

Pindling promised jobs for all by 1980. He .

failed to deliver. On the defeat of his govern-
ment in 1992 he told a reporter: “We knew peo-
ple were hurting, we knew that homes were
being sold, we knew that parents were taking
kids out’ of school. We-didn’t think that this
would have affected them so drastically in deter-
mining what they would do during the elec-
tion.”

We have to get people back to work, but it
has to be done in such a way. that businesses can
function and hiring can continue. The Immi-
gration Department has to handle the granting

» or denial. of work permits with intelligence and

a sensitivity to the needs of the market.



Embarrassing
elays plague
judicial system

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Opposition Member of Par-
liament for Cat Island, Mr
Philip “Brave” Davis recently
said in Parliament that it is his

view that because of the num-

ber of persons currently charged
with murder, it is likely that
some of those persons so

_charged, may never be tried.

This is indeed very scary.

Embatrassing delays plague
our judicial system.

We have a system that pro-
vides trials set so far into the
future that further serious
crimes are committed while
accused persons are out on bail.

A basic premise of Bahamian
law is that a person charged
with a crime is presumed inno-
cent until proven guilty.

Bail is intended to recognise
that presumption and allow
people who are charged with
an offence to continue in their
daily lives until and unless they
are convicted and sentenced.

In fact, bail is so important
that the Constitution speaks to
persons charged with an offence
having the right not to be
denied reasonable bail without
just cause. ~

But the presumption of inno-

cence does not require that bail
must always be granted toevery |

person charged with an offence.

Bail is not allowed to people -

who are likely to run off, com-
mit other crimes while on






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release, or whose crimes are so

shocking as to make.their -

release scandalous.

Bail requires a balancing of
the rights of an accused and the
safety of society.

And it is that balancing that is
set awry by delays in the crimi-
nal justice system as a whole.

The trouble is that bail is
intended to be a brief interim

step in the process leading to,
trial. But time between arrest |

and trial is no longer brief.

It is now common to see cas-
es where the crimes alleged
took place five years or more
before the trial.

What happened to the days

when a murder committed in °

January, the accused had a jury
trial in June and the Court of
Appeal decision in November?

Back in the day, less signifi-
cant cases moved even faster.

Today, we have a completely
different situation.

The enormous system delays
make the decision to grant or
deny bail vastly more important
than ever before.

Failure to grant bail can send
an innocent accused to jail for
years; granting bail wrongly,
puts society at terrible risk.

The decision to grant bail,
inevitably, is coloured by the
realisation that a refusal to grant
bail can lead to a lengthy prison
sentence for someone who has
not been, and may not be, con-
victed of a crime.

The only way to fix this prob-
lem is to make the system move
faster.

The underlying laws govern-
ing bail needs to be revisited to

‘protect society and'the .ights of

accused.

This will require ensuring that
criminal trials really do take
place promptly and tnat will
require an overhaul to the sys-
tem as a whole.

More than mere tinkering is
needed.

We have to accept that a
speedy trial is essential to hav-
ing a fair justice system and the
failure to move cases along puts
everyone, not just‘the accused
at risk.

Changes can be made but we
need strong leadership. The
need to change our system is
not a matter of being “tough on
crime” or politics at all, it is a
matter of making the system
work.

We know what must be done.

We now need to summon the
courage to do it.

JERRY ROKER
‘ Nassau
November 26, 2008.

Why not move the capital
from Nassau to —* |

EDITOR, The Tribune.

“YES we can” is the catch-
phrase of the year. |

It is all too obvious that Nas-
sau is, overcrowded, hit.--and -
miss utilities, bad roads, and the
list goes on.

Freeport has wide open
spaces, good roads and a com-
plete absence of horrendous
traffic jams.

What to do?’

Why not move either the
Judiciary or the Legislature, or

+ -sfeaery both, i i.e. the capital
from Nassau to Freeport and
leave Nassau as the main Finan-
cial Centre.

The result?

_A shot in the arm for
Freeport and the saving of a
creaking, run down, over-
‘crowded Nassau.

For Nassau - read, for exam-
ple, New York/Wall Street/a
vacation centre.

For Freeport - uaa Wash-
ington, DC.

And then - Why not build

that bridge from Abaco to
Grand Bahama.

The cost? ...

Make it a toll bridge and issue
bonds for the construction.

Needless to say all this will
soak up a lot of the present
unemployment:

INTERESTED
SPECTATOR
Nassau,
November, 2008.

Profits are nice, gouging is not

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I DON’T know if anybody
else is watching but oil, on the
international markets, closed
below $50 per barrel last Fri-

day, the 21 November, the first:

time it has been to this price
since late in 2006. I trust that

BEC will be able to bring down
its “fuel surcharge” to reflect
this dramatic drop. Just so that
everybody can be on the same
page, the fuel surcharge on my
December .2006 billing was
0.099141 and the same charge
on my last bill for Septem-
ber/October 2008 was 0.212803!

While I am moaning I would
also like to remind the garages
and motoring stores selling oil
of this huge movement in the

price of oil. One day last week I |

purchased a gallon of Cas-



trol GTX 10w-30 engine oil ata -
price of $27.15; this was, I think,
two days after I had seen an
advertisement on American TV
where Advance Auvo Parts
stores in Florida are selling
exactly the same product at
$15.99!

I appreciate that profits are
nice, but gouging is definitely
not.

PETER ARMSTRONG
Nassau,
N ovember, 2008.

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Abaco’s volunteer
firefighters fear they
are ill-equipped for
airport emergencies

VOLUNTEER firefighters
in Abaco are concerned that
they are ill-equipped to tackle
emergencies at Marsh Har-
bour’s international airport.

They fear their inability to
meet FAA standards will result
in a cut in flights from the Unit-
ed States, worsening an already
declining island economy.

The local voluntary unit was
given the job of taking care of
airport fires after a govern-
ment-owned firetruck devel-
oped transmission problems
last week.

“But one source told The Tri-
bune yesterday: “We are not
really equipped to do this, and
our fear is that the FAA will
step in and halt international
flights into Marsh Harbour.
That would be very bad for the
island economy.’

He added: “If we take on the
job, we don’t have a whole lot
of confidence in the govern-
ment getting the truck fixed.”

Local sources claim the
government firetruck had
been bought against expert
advice. /

Apart from costing twice as
much as the truck recom-
mended by local firemen, it has
no proper radio and an auto-
matic transmission that can’t
be fixed on the island, it is
claimed.

“Now we have a situation
where the truck doesn’t work -
and we have been asked to step
in and fill the gap,’ > the source
added.

Marsh Harbour handles
heavy international traffic from
Miami, Fort Lauderdale and
West Palm Beach.

Apart from commercial
flights, it is popular. with pri-
vate fliers, especially those who
have second homes on Abaco.

The airport is a vital key to
Abaco’s economic success, as
American tourists and the sec-
ond home market are impor-
tant revenue earners.

Galls to the Manager at
Marsh:Harbour airport were
not. returned up to press time
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THANKSGIVING weekend
spells sales for thousands of shop-

pers but this year’s economic cri-

sis has led airlines to reduce
flights and consumers to hold
back.

Although flights from Nassau
to Miami, Ft Lauderdale and
Orlando are fully booked this
weekend, there are fewer flights
than at this time last year.

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decline in the number of flights
operating to Florida this year dur-
ing the Thanksgiving holiday peri-
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to abandon their plans or change
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Understanding on visa waiver for diplomats

THE Bahamas and the Republic of Haiti have signed a Memorandum
of Understanding on the waiver of visas for holders of diplomatic and
official passports.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symon-
ette signed on behalf of the Bahamas and Ambassador Louis Harold
Joseph on behalf of the Republic of Haiti..

“This Memorandum of Understanding is'a reciprocal agreement .

providing for the waiver of visa requirement for diplomats and officials
from both countries,” Mr Symonette said. :

“This waiver will also facilitate the closer collaboration between our
two countries, as both Haitian and Bahamian diplomats and officials can
travel to the respective country without a visa.

“This ease of travel by our diplomats and officials is a sign of the deep-
ening of our relationship and a further strengthening of the bonds that
have shaped the social and historical development of the two countries.”

Mr Symonette thanked the Haitian Ambassador for his work in

assisting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in fostering relations between.

both countries, which he considered to be “working as smoothly as pos-
sible and we look forward to 2009 being a very productive year.”
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Recommended books on Bahamian subjects

GARTH Buckner recently sent
me an advance copy of his new
novel (Thine is the Kingdom,
Ravenna Press, 2008). But since
part of Tough Call's day job is
the distribution of Bahamian
books (or more accurately, books
on Bahamian-related subjects), I
did not feel able to offer an exclu-
sive review in this space. So I
picked a selection of books at ran-
dom to give readers a few ideas
for holiday reading (a complete
list can be
www.bahamasmedia.com

Buckner's 235-page novel
opens with a real slice of island

found at.



life — this particular island, in
fact, and this particular life. A
comical traffic confrontation with
a boat trailer at the infamous
Montagu ramp, where our hero is
regarded as an undesirable inter-
loper by white and black Bahami-

ans alike.

We soon learn precisely why
he deserved such derision. His
father was an American expat
who married a white Bahamian.
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zenship. As he explains: "I fancy
people of the government ilk got
great satisfaction in seeing fami-
lies like mine broken up. They
liked to whittle down the num-
bers of those they fancied did not
belong, those who opposed them
politically. They saw no distinc-
tion between nationality:and their
nationalist party. Everyone else
was suspect."

A pretty accurate description
of Bahamian attitudes during the
Pindling era. Attitudes that have
only lately ameliorated. Buckn-
er throws in lots of charming ver-
nacular phrases to back this up
like: "foreign bitches should car-
ry they stink ass"

Aside from the cultural
cameos such as diving conch,
killing snakes, spearing crawfish,
mutton fishing, drinking, market
brawling and burglar chasing, the
story is all about our hero's quest
for legitimacy — as in citizenship
papers: "You better bribe some-
one quick before they lose your
file," a friend knowingly advises.
"That's how it is...When you're
straight you tell them to carry
their ass. But you, you need to
grease that wheel. That's all them
cocksuckers understand — power
and money. And they trade the
first for the last."

There's even a subplot to burn

the market at the Montagu ramp: .

"This is the right thing to do,"
our hero is told. "These people
have no business license...they
never pay a cent in tax, this mar-
ket is a health hazard: all those
fish guts and conch-slop sitting
out in the hot sun at low tide and

‘then getting carried down to the
- bathing beach. What kind of bac-

teria do you think's in there?
Look, there's no running
water...where do you think these
guys go to the toilet?...It's a pub-
lic health hazard and a blot on
the environment."

All sentiments we can easily
agree with. But eventually,
because by some peculiar twist

of fate our hero js the legitimate °

son of a foreign father and a
Bahamian mother, he pays his
immigration bribe and is sudden-
ly transformed into a person wor-
thy of politeness and attention,
who is commended to have "a
blessed day." ©

This book is a series of cultur-

al cameos that most Bahamians
will find familiar and entertain-
ing, if not always agreeable. Buck-

_ ner no doubt draws on his child-

hood in this regard. Born in Lon-
don, he came to Nassau at the
age of six in 1977 and is now a
citizen who serves on the board of
BTC. "I wanted to write a novel
about Nassau... the colour, the
seascapes, the architecture, the
history, the music," he told Tough
Call. "There is a lot that is beau-

tiful and of value. But there is a
darker side, one of lawlessness
and a disrespect for others."

Educated in Boston and New
York, Buckner has an under-
graduate degree in politics and a
Master's in land development and
finance, which puts him in good
stead as a realtor. His father,
Hugh Buckner, developed Sandy-
port out west. :

"By the time I moved to New
York I had read a great deal and
was trying to write," he told me.
"I met Gordon Lish, a former
Esquire and Knopf editor, who
had been known as 'Captain Fic-
tion' in the 70s'and 80s. Lish took
me under his wing and taught me
the craft of writing. Through him
I met some of the New York lit-
erary set. I went on to publish a
few short stories in leading liter-
ary journals and Lish championed
my first novel, The Origins of
Solitude, and after it was rejected
by the big publishing houses, he
found me a home with the small
but respected Ravenna Press."

According to Buckner, the
hero of his new novel is "forced
by circumstances to make a
choice he would rather not make.
The novel is the story of how he
comes to this: juncture and how

his choice changes him...the book .

is really about a very basic human

conflict and could be set any- ¢

where. But by grounding it in a
real place that I know, I hope to
better to show these things."

Bahama Saga

Bahamian novelists are a rare
breed (even when we use the
term very loosely). In addition to
Buckner they include Peter Bar-

-Tatt, a British-born architect who

came here in 1964 and helped
design Freeport, becoming a
founder of the Lucayan National
Park. His 2003 novel, Bahama

- Saga, was revised and republished

this year by AuthorHouse Pub-
lishers. Barratt/wrote the defini-

tive history of Grand Bahama.

(which carries the same name)
but his 340-page novel covers the
full sweep of Bahamian history
from Lucayan Indian occupation

‘to the present day, following two

families of different race over a
dozen. generations to give a
human dimension to the story.
According to historian Sandra
Riley. (author of Homeward
Bound and The Lucayans),
"Bahama Saga is richly textured
with historical detail and human
motivation....For those who like
their history fictionalised and |
their fiction historicalised, this is ~
the book to choose?i..Fot ‘the ©
modern period.Barratt heightens
the narrative by presenting real-
life characters in thinly-veiled dis-
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this autobiographic coming-of-
age novel published by Lynne
Rienner in 1997. It is described
by one reviewer as “a ‘journey
within' in both a. personal and
political sense. In following the
rites of passage of Tree Bodie,
Strachan provides the reader with
the internal struggles, pleasures,
and pain of growing up in the
Bahamas."
Cleolamae

Bahamas-based Trini lawyer
Joseph Ledee published this his-
torical novel (Media Enterprises,
1999) and followed it up with a
compendium of short stories and
creative writings called Hydra-
cote (Media Enterprises, 2001).
Cleolamae is described as a fable
of Bahamian life that "highlights
the history and culture of the
Bahamian people with whom the
author has spent most of his life."

Folk Tales of Andros Island,
Bahamas -

If you want "real" folk tales
from Andros, look no further
than this reprint by Elsi Clews
Parsons. Originally published in
1918 by the American Folklore
Society it has been reissued by
Kessinger Publishing. This 168-
page paperback features an intro-
duction and list of informants that
will be of interest to anyone. of
Androsian descent, together with
over a hundred amusing stories
from our childhood's childhood.
"Resemblances between the
Bahamas and the Cape Verde
Islands tales, not only in patterns
but in many minor details, I found
startling," Parsons says. "What-
ever may have been the prove-
nance of the tales in Africa, Por-
tuguese or other, I have no doubt
that by far the greater number of
the Bahama tales were learned
there...in Africa." ,

A Shift in the Light

Former COB lecturer Patricia
Glinton-Meicholas' 2001 novel
(Guanma Press, 347 pages):is an
expression of cultural national-
ism, offering a chronology of a
Bahamian family and a socio-
political history spanning the last
half century.. According to review-
er Marjorie Brooks-Jones, the
novel "instantiates the modula-
tion from an unqualified asser-
tion of nation to a more complex
representation and interrogation
of nation and nationalism."
Ahem.

The Island Airman

For lighter fare, turn to this
well-written autobiography by
former airline pilot Paul Aranha
‘(Media Enterprises,’ 2006), This

‘i; 243-page paperback; coveérs:the
period from 1936 to the 1970s. It
is a tale that wanders through the
history and geography of the
Bahamas. Aranha obtained his
', pilot's license at the age‘of17 and
never looked back - logging

. 16,000 hours in over 50 years of
flying, and eventually coming to ©
own the largest air taxi service in
the Bahamas, Trans Island Air-
ways.

Pirates of the Bahamas

This colourfully illustrated and
easily read book (Media Enter-
prises, 2008, 64 pages) was written
by David Cook, a British-born
teacher who spent many years in
the Bahamian school system and
lives on Grand Bahama. "This:
book is about piracy in the
Bahamas," he says in the pref-
ace, "and in it I shall try to explain
why these islands played such an
important rdle and how piracy
was ended here, only for the
romantic view of piracy to emerge
afresh in the 21st century." The

‘book summarises everything you
need to know about pirates, con-
cluding with an account of the

filming of "Pirates of the
Caribbean" on Grand Bahama.
The author, as it turns out, played
a bit part as a double for Boot-
strap Jack. °

Harbour Island Story

Here's another trip down nos-
talgia lane. Written by the late
Paul Albury's daughter, Anne,
and her husband, Jim Lawlor, this
308-page book (Macmillan
caribbean, 2008) covers the
breadth of Harbour Island's
development. Dunmore Town
once ranked as the country's most
important settlement, and today
its Loyalist architecture and pink
sand beach support a lucrative.
upscale tourism and second home
sector. In fact, the island is a vic-
tim of its own success — perched
on a tipping point of social break-
down and environmental disas-
ter. This book, gives some insight
into how this predicament
evolved. According to a foreword
by Gail Saunders, ‘it is written in
a free-flowing style and chapters
on shipbuilding, wrecking and
hurricanes are particularly enjoy-
able, incorporating some of Dr
Paul Albury's wonderful stories."
It is described as a significant
addition to Bahamian historiog-
raphy, even though my 85-year-

. Old father (who was posted to the

island during the second world
war) insists that no American
troops ever set foot there, as the
authors suggest.
New Negroes from Africa
This is the intriguing title of a
book (Indiana University Press,
2006) by Rosanne Marion Adder-
, ley on free African settlement in
the Bahamas and Trinidad during
the 19th century. The author
(who is Paul Adderley's daugh-

SEE page nine



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THE Bahamas Internation-
al Film Festival (BIFF) is giv-
ing away five golden tickets
which will grant winners
unprecedented access to the
gala events, behind the scenes
activities, the attending celebri-
ties, and a possible crack at
stardom.

The much anticipated open-
ing of film festival (BIFF),
which runs from December 4
to December 11, marks the
fifth year anniversary of this
Bahamian event.

To ensure that the festival is
enjoyed by as many Bahami-
ans as possible, BIFF, in part-
nership with Starbucks, has

launched the first-time “Gold- -

en Ticket to Cinema in Par-
adise” contest, allowing five
lucky winners to get up close
to behind the scenes discus-
sions, parties, celebrity net-
working and possibly a walk-
on role:in an upcoming film.

Contestants

Potential contestants can vis-
it one of seven Star Bucks loca-

tions up-until December 3 to

see if they can make a lucky
pick from the Golden Ticket
Contest Box.

There are four all-access pass

Golden Tickets valued at $500

each, allowing the winners to
attend the Chopard/Versace
VIP reception; the opening
night film “Rain”, which was
filmed in the Bahamas; the
closing night gala film "Miracle
At St Anna" from director
Spike Lee; the closing night
party at Luciano's; 48 screening



LESLIE VANDERPOOL said she
feels it is important that ‘BIFF
continues to be accessible to all of
those who love movies and are
interested in the film industry.’

vouchers and access to the

filmmaker's lounge.

The fifth Golden Ticket win-
ner will get a walk-on role for
an upcoming film shot here in
the Bahamas.

A live remote with Cool 98.7
will be broadcast from Star-
bucks on Saturday, November
29. People will be able to enjoy
Starbucks refreshments and
watch trailers from select films
which will be shown at this
year's festival.

The winners. will be
announced in The Tribune on
Thursday, December 3.

“The contest is a part of our
commitment to making sure
that the local community will
support BIFF events and
screenings," said BIFF founder
and executive director Leslie
Vanderpool. -

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provide access to its buffet of
culture to everyone and has
created a way to do that for the
contest winners. This isn't the
only way to be a part of the
festival, but it is one fun way
that people can participate.
BIFF offers many opportuni-
ties via parties, film screenings,
and workshops to be a part of
this global perspective to inde-
pendent film right here on the
island,” festival organisers said
yesterday in a press statement.

Ms Vanderpool said she feels
it is important that "BIFF con-
tinues to be accessible to all of
those who love movies and are
interested in the film industry.”

“In celebrating our fifth
year, it is very important that
we give back to the community
that has brought it so much
success in such a short period
of time"

BIFF has also come full cir-
cle by showcasing the movie
"Rain", which started with a
script at BIFF's 2005 Filmmak-
er Residency programme and
recently premiered to critical
acclaim at the Toronto Inter-

national Film Festival.

“Rain”, from Bahamian
writer/director Maria Govan,
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At the BIFF Filmmaker Res-
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received much warranted
attention — connecting director
Maria Govan to producers who
participated in the residency
programme, and who then
helped open the door to fund-
ing and making the film a real-
ity.

“Rain” will be showh on
Thursday, December 4, as the
opening night film for BIFF at
the National Performing Arts
Centre on Shirley Street.

Film

This year, BIFF will show-
case 80 films from 22 different
countries.

The ticket price for each film
screening at the National Per-

forming Arts Center and the
Galleria 6 JFK will be $5.

The full BIFF programme is _
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at www. bintlfilmfest.com.

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November 30th 2008 at 10:00am at New Providence Seventh
Day Adventist Church, Soldier Road. Officiating will be Pastor
Jeremiah Duncombe, Assisted by other. ministers-of the gospel
and Interment will follow in Old Trail Cemetery. Services have
been entrusted to GateWay Memorial Funeral: a Chapel, Mount
Royal Ave and Kenwood Street.





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Left to cherish his memories are, his wife, Lerigan Rahming; |
daughter, Vv. Caroline Rahming;1 son,lsaace; atthe All Jr. of Ft.
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“Phillip and Nathaniel Adams, and Betram. Sands uinnreny
Lashanda, Lavar and. Lavon Albury, ‘Kendall ‘and | Ajeannie
Clarke; great grandchild, Fraira. Seymour; neices ‘and nephews
including, William Rahming’ of Freeport, Elgin, Christopher,
Cyril Jr., of Miami Fla, Pauletate; Elkino, Ashley, Shania, Phillip
Jr., Phillipa, Krystal, Phillton and Kenny Adams, Monique Chase -
of West Palm Beach Fla, Monique and Valicia-Bennet, Hilton,
’ Tracy, DeAngelo Lowenstein Rahming,; Dwight, Percival and
Tavanto Sands, Cleopatra. Miller, Michael, ‘Michelle, Caroline Jr.,
Mark and Christine McKenzie;. Kenday ASdams of Ft.
Lauderdale Fla; aunt, Zelpha McPhee; cousins, Lena Munroe,
Geleta Simon, Edgar McPhee Jr.,. Floyd ‘McPhee, Babara
McPhee, Clara Burket,. Rebecca and Brenda Rolle, Cinderella
Kelly, Ester Rahming, Jenetta Ferguson, Angie: Thompson and
Laura Forbes, and Mary Pierre, Norris Lennis. and. Alvin
Rahming, Jethro and Jervis Rahming, Joe. Forbes, . Francis
McPhee, Lolli Rahming, Isaac Rolle, Henry. Bullard, Arthur
McPhee and family, Howard. McPhee and ‘family, Jeremiah
Duncombe and family, Stanly McPhee and family; other relative
and friends, Catherine Roker, ‘Icilin: Murphy, Glenda. Andrews,
Isaacs Rolle and family, Cedric Rahming and family, Cynthia and
family, Eric Thompson and family, ‘Gold Misgrove "Candie" the
staff of Princess Margret: Hospital Male Ward. 2, the New
Englerston SDA Church, The Macedonia SDA Church and the
New Providence SDA Church. :

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Saturday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm and.< on Sener ree am.to.
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of New York and formerly of Matthew Town jagulsna will be held on
Saturday November 29th 2008 at 1:30 pm at Zion Baptist Church, East
and Shirley Strteet. Officiating will be the Rev. T.G. Morrison Assisted
by Rev. Olric Smiath and Interment will follow in the Old Trail Cemetery,
Olds Trail Road. Services have been’ entrusted:to’ GateWay. Memorial
Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal and ‘Kenwood Street:











Her memory will live on in the hearts of her daughter, Maria 1 McDonald;
2 grandsons, Gary and Kirk; 1 Sister, Mrs. Doris Fraser of New York;
nieces and nephews, Veronica Smith, Melberth “Charlton, Juanita
Symonette, Caroline and Alexander Major, Jennimae and Yelverton Cox,
Dorothy and Donald Smith, Aramintha and. Bernard ‘Rousseau of
Columbus Ohio, USA, Mrs, Laverne :Wildgoose,, Charles and Crystal
Wildgoose, Mrs. Clarice Wildgooge,Joann Rolle, Robert and Michelle
Wildgoose, Elizabeth and Andre Dean, Melanie and John Beckford,
Adrianne and Cedric Johnson of Long Island, New York; 1 sister-in-law,

Mrs. Rhoda Wildgoose, Lincoln Taylor, Hilda Moss Grand Nephews and
Grand Nieces, Rev. Roderick and Veronica Rolle, Renee Bridgewater,
Deidre and Jason Fritzgerald, Erika Brown, Supt. Sean and Sherinette
Smith, Eric Smith, Rev, Ulric Smith‘and Bonnie Smith, Stanton and
Nadine Charlton, Debroah Charlton, Val Charlton, Alexander Phillip and
Charmine Major, Gregory Major, Lynette Major, Saron and Sharell Cox,
Caleb Cox, Darcy and Kayla Cok, Jade Cox, Terrance and Michelle
Smith, Feodore and Antoinette Smith, 'Nijia Smith, Cassandraa Rosseau
of St. Louis Missouri, Kimberly Rosseau of Ohio, Thomas, Trevor and
Tiffany Wildgoose, Dr. Charles Edward and Danzara Wildgoose, Lacara
and Brandon Wildgoose, Raquelle and Shantell Wildgoose, Corp. Deon
and Khrishna Brown, Deandrea Rolle, Inga Remiska, Shelly and Makhail
Wildgoose, Latya Wildgoose, Erique and Elissa Johnson; 26 Great Grand
Neices and Nephews and a host of other Relative and Friends including,
Mrs. Gertude Clarke and family, Mrs. BettyJo Howard and family, and
other members of the Johnson family Reunion. USA, Mrs. Inez
Farquharson and family of Matthew Town Inagua, Mr. and -Mrs. Vernon
Symonette and family, Mrs. Ida Hanna, The Ford family, The Palacious
family, Henry and Sislyn McIntosh and family, Alice Watson and family,
The Babbs family, Mrs Francie Carey, Rev. Terrance’ and Sis. Royanne
Morrison and The Zion Church family, Ghenen Lindo, Carolyn Ellis,
Albert Gray and Rey. Rocklyn Barbes Jr.






























Friends may pay their last respect at the Funeral Chapel Home on Friday
from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon and
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FROM page one

going to set it down to a third of
the student’s tuition fee and this is
effective right away,” Ms Hod-
der said.

She added that the deferred

‘payment plan was reduced to

make it more accessible for sty-
dents — especially those studying
abroad.

“We know that there may be
situations where families of stu-
dents studying abroad are strug-
gling with how to meet the
demands of their tuition and fees
for the next semester and we are
open to students who want to
come back in this semester for
courses they need,” Mrs Hodder
said.

She urged students and families
who have been affected by job
losses to come in for a college
education.

“We want them to come to us
for upgrading and training and
also for counselling and career
advice. We have planned a lot of
special seminar series for those
persons who have been affected
by job losses,” Ms Hodder said.

LOCAL NEWS

Deferred payment rate

Mr Stanely Smith, director of
counselling and health services,
said his department had realised
that the economic situation the
country is going through has a
far-reaching impact on families.

“We have put together a pro-
gramme which we want to offer
to persons who have lost their
jobs. Our objectives include pro-
viding psychological assistance
and support to these persons, to
provide career planning and
development skills, and to pro-
vide educational information on
coping skills and guidelines for
seeking re-employment,” Mr
Smith said.

As for those who want to con-
tinue with their education or gain
anew skill, Dr Pandora Johnson,
vice-president of the college’s out-
reach programme, said continuing

education and extension services

(CEES) were particularly impor-
tant to what the college wants to
do.

“We have marshalled all of the
forces in our continuing educa-

PM pledges support for customs officer

FROM page one

threats themselves, are calling on Mr Adderley to protect his staff .

and make it clear threats will not be tolerated.
Mrs Ritchie said: “The officers want to see how they deal with this
because it could have been any of them.

“So how they deal with the situation regarding me will determine if |

they have somebody else to pick up the mantle, to try to do the right
thing, or whether they allow the'criminal element to win.
“Not all customs officers are corrupt, there are still some of us out

‘there who are trying to do the right thing and make a difference.”

Mrs Ritchie’s brother, customs officer Livingston Ferguson, claims
the comptroller refused to acknowledge the suspected arson and said
officers who believe their lives are being threatened should leave the
department when he met with him in private yesterday.

Mr Adderley declined to comment on Ms Ferguson’s claims or the

suspicious fire.

A press conference will be held by the Coinpiroller of Customs at
Customs Department headquarters in Thompson Boulevard at 11am

today.

tion unit to highlight those pro-
grammes that we have that lead
almost immediately to employ-
ment,

“So we are inviting persons
who may not have had the oppor-
tunity but have the desire to use
this as a time to come back and
complete their upgrading,” Dr
Johnson said.

Ms Hodder said the college

‘ would hore co see an increase in

all student registrations next Sep-
tember and not a decrease.

“This is not an easy time for
the country but it is going to be an
even worse time in the future if
we don’t take advantage of this
opportunity for people to come in
and get those skills that will make
them more employable,” Ms
Hodder said.

Govt work causes huge traffic jams

FROM page one

were clogged with vehicles as motorists tried to find an alternative

route to head east.

Another driver said that whichever corporation is responsible for
the work, someone at, the top should lose their job.

“What sort of ridiculous incompetent person makes the decision
to do this work at this time. They inconvenienced every single
person who had to drive towards the Eastern end of the island, and

it cannot be that urgent,”

he said.

Another caller said: “They don’t care about people. They have
no consideration for the general public...it shows in their service and
in how they manage the traffic flow when they knock off.”

The Tribune was unable to reach Government officials for com-
ment on the situation up to press time last night.



FROM page one

and growing speculation of a
divide between Customs
staffers and Mr Adderley, are
expected to feature at the con-
ference.

Mr Adderley is also expect-
ed to respond to claims made
over several months of ram-
pant nepotism and corruption
within the department.

Upon his appointment as
comptroller earlier this year,
Mr Adderley promised to
make every effort to keep an
open relationship with the
press.

However, he has consis-
tently been evasive in
responding to media inquiries.

Yesterday, while attempt-



Comptroller

ing to contact Mr Adderley
on several issues surrounding
the Customs department, The
Tribune was guaranteed that
he would allow an interview.

However, one hour later,
his secretary Mrs Taylor
claimed that, due to a busy
schedule, Mr Adderley would
not be able to commit to the
interview.

When Mr Adderley left his
office to go to his car, a
reporter was forced to posi-
tion a recorder between the
car door and its body in an
effort to get a response to sev-

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Costs for

basic mobile
features to be

eliminated
FROM page one

year, we will be eliminating for-
ever the charges for some basic
mobile services.”

The four free features are
call-waiting, caller-ID, voice-
mail and multi-party calling.
Previously the cost for these
features was $2 each, a total
of $8 per month for cus-
tomers who had all of these
features.

This means that customers
will no longer be in a “nega-
tive” balance and all GSM
customers will now be able
to receive calls even if they
do not have credit on their

. phones.

“This gesture is a part of
BTC’s commitment to pro-
viding superior service and
the most modern, cost effec-
tive telecommunications solu-

tions for its customers. These.

features are now being acti-
vated for all mobile cus-
tomers,” BTC said.

-BTC will be adding these
features to customers’ phones
up until December 1. Some
customers may now already
see some or all of the features
on their phones. There will
be no charge for the features,
the company said.

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their messages.

Multi-party calling allows
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Customers will be charged
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FROM page six

ter) is an associate professor of
history at Tulane University in
Louisiana.. Her 338-page book
describes the encounter between
English-speaking colonists and
the new African immigrants tak-
en from captured slave ships after
the British abolished the slave
trade. She points out how these

"new negroes from Africa" cre-
ated distinctive cultural spaces.
Over 5,000 liberated Africans set-
tled in the Bahamas between 1807
and 1861, with many arriving

before Emancipation. They had a *

significant impact in shaping the
culture of the colony and are
credited with adding new or
renewed African influences. The
following statement by a group
of prominent white’ Bahamians
in 1816 is instructive: "Africans
introduced into the colony under
indentures from condemned slave
ships constitute the most worth-
less and troublesome class of
black people in the town of Nas-
sau."

A-Z of Bahamas Heritage

This 416-page compendium
(Macmillan caribbean, 2007) of
facts and background was writ-
ten by that venerable Canadian
curator of the Bahamas, Michael
Craton. It is targeted at all those
who have an interest in the her-
itage and culture of the country
— including adults, students and
visitors. Craton defines heritage
as “everything which renders (a
people) distinctively different
from any other in the world".
Accordingly, this book is about
as diverse an account of the
Bahamian experience as you are
likely to find, sharing the features
of a gazeteer, a who's who, a nat-
ural history and a cultural survey.
"Overall," Craton says, "it is the
widest-ranging of all books yet
written on the Bahamas — com-
pletely original in its form and
array of information."

What do you think?

Send comments to
larry@tribunemedia.net

Or visit
www.bahamapundit.com

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LOT NO. 6521 Section 8 East

_ PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family

Lot, 10,000 sa. ft.
LOCATION: 11 miles west
of George Town and 2 miles

northwest of Moss Town Airport.‘

APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000

. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 19 Block 20
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.27 acres

LOCATION: Western side of
Perth Court cul-de-sac
APPRAISED VALUE: $27,000

10. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 28 Block 19

. PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family

Lot, 0.25 acres

LOCATION: Northern side of
Columbus Way.

APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000

. DEVONSHIRE SUBDIVISION.

- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 24 Block 11 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Lot,
11,500 sq. ft. .

LOCATION: West on Ashwater
Drive.

APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000

12. FREEPORT RIDGE

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NOS. 500 and 501
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lots, 0.27 and 0.28 acres
respectively

LOCATION: Property located
on the curved section of the a
minor cul-de-sac on Penryn Place
(unpaved road).

APPRAISED VALUE: $12,500
EACH

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

12. BAHAMIA SECTION X111

LOT NO. 1 Block 36

- PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

Single Family Residence,

3 beds/ 2-1/2 baths,
PROPERTY SIZE: 0:26 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located on the northern side of a
cul-de-sac in the Collector Street
area on Yorkshire Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $256,500

13. YEOMAN WOOD - FREEPORT.

LOT NO. 6 Block 58 Unit 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,

3 beds/ 2 baths ;
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.27 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located at the end of a short’
unnamed and unpaved Cul-de-
sac which connects to Birnam
Place which connects to Spinney
Road.

APPRAISED VALUE: $122,000

14. CARAVEL BEACH SUBDIVISION

- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 75

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Six-Piex Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,055 sa. ft.
LOCATION: The property is
located,on, Bonita Lane, and.
Bluefish Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $567, 000°

. 15. HERITAGE SUBDIVISION ay

FREEPORT):

LOT NO. 3 Block 8
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,

3 beds / 2 baths

PROPERTY SIZE::19;219 sq. ft
LOCATION: Intersection of
Independence Avenue and
Sergeant Major North Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $173,280

16. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 104

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Residential/ Duplex
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,866 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Galleon Avenue & :
Outrigger Court 7 ;
APPRAISED VALUE: $300,000

13. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION

- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 1 Block 7 Unit 5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.37 acres.

LOCATION: Southern section
of the intersection of Edgeware
Street and Edgeware Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500

14. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION :

- FREEPORT
LOT NO. 37 Block 17 Unit. 1

. PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family

Lot, 0.37 acres.

LOCATION: Northern side of
Total Avenue '

APPRAISED VALUE; $15, 500

15. SUNRISE: PARK SUBDIVISION

~FREEPORT .

LOT NO. 57

PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex. Lot;
0.29 acres

LOCATION: On Gladstone
Terrace
APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000. :

16. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION

- FREEPORT ®

LOT NO. ‘17 Block 25 Unit 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.37 acres.

LOCATION: East of Sussex Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500°

17. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES

LOT NO. 12 Block 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
and Commercial Lot, 0.82 acres
LOCATION: North of the
intersection of Beachway Drive
and Brigantine Boulevard
APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000

18. DOVER SOUND SUBDIVISION

~ FREEPORT

LOT.NO. 25 Block 8 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Canal Frontage Lot, 0.72 acres
LOCATION: Along the end side
of a minor cul-de-sac called
Stansted Place and Stansted
Road

APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000

17. FREEPORT CITY SECTION 2
- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 113

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Four-plex Apartment Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,564 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North of Nansen ~
Avenue and East of Forbisher
Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $200,000

18. GRAND BAHAMA EAST
SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 210 Block “C” Section 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Two Single Family Residences,

1 bed /1 bath each

PROPERTY SIZE: 9,594 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Alongthe ~~
southwestern section ‘of the
intersection of Knowles Way and
Wallace’ “Avenue

APPRAISED VALUE: $80,000

19. ROYAL. BAHAMIAN ESTATES
SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17 .

’ PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residences, -

3 beds / 2. baths

PROPERTY SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North along —
Dominica Avenue and East of
Beach Way Drive. .
APPRAISED VALUE: $250,000

VACANT LOTS

19. HOLMES ROCK GRAND

BAHAMA._

LOT NO. Tract of Land
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.20 acres

LOCATION: Southern side of
Queens Highway and eastern

. side of PC Plaza
APPRAISED APUG: $20, 000

20.HUDSON ESTATES
SUBDIVISION; FREEPORT
LOFNO. 393 ©
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 7,493'sq, ft,
LOCATION: Nansen Avenue &
West of Coral Road

APPRAISED VALUE: $34,000

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Staff at pre-school voice

concern about drug
dealers in the area

FROM page one

are causing hard-working citi-
zens such as herself to suffer —
not to mention the possible
effect on the children.

Mrs Rolle said she had
been complaining for years
to police about the men who
hang about the farmers’ mar-
ket behind her school.

“They hang out in the mar-
ket on a daily basis selling
drugs, playing loud offensive
music, and smoking marijua-
na. You name it they are
doing it,” Mrs Rolle said.

She explained that officers
had come on occasion to con-
duct raids but as soon as all is

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clear, the men are back.

“T have written letters to
the commissioner of police
and liaisoned with an officer
at Carmichael Road police
station. They agreed to help
but the tent is still there,” Mrs
Rolle said.

She said she had tried her
best and is just a law-abiding
citizen trying to run an honest
business.

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babies, toddlers and pre-
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no regard if we smell the mar-
ijuana and the children catch
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tomers,” Mrs Rolle said.
Theresa Moxey-Ingraham,
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quent the far end of the mar-
ket have not been very good
neighbors.

“The property itself is gov-
ernment owned. The farmers’
market in truth did become
inhabited every once in a
while by undesirables. Some
of them had set up a car

‘cleaning business so between

the car cleaners, the basket-
ball players and the conch
persons, it became not a
desirable part of any neigh-
bourhood.

“T have received complaints
about the young men that
have been hanging around
that area,” Ms Ingraham said.

However, Supt Wayne
Miller at Carmichael Road
police station said they had
been doing all they could to
address the problem.

“What we do is conduct
regular patrols there and sev-
eral times we have made

arrests related to drugs but
the farmers’ market is set up
where the area is covered,”
Mr Miller said.

The farmers’ market had
been left in disrepair for a
long time and the area need-
ed some sort of beautifica-
tion, he added.

“The area has been left to
defend itself. What is need-
ed is to beautify the area - cut
down the sheds. At least it
will minimise the number of
persons coming and hanging
out. There is only so much
we can do. We don’t have the
authority to break anything
down but the MP for that
area, Shane Gibson, has met
with some of the persons
involved and they are trying
to deal with the situation,”
Mr Miller said.

Shane Gibson was not
available for comment up to
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application
made in case
of church
appointments
FROM page one

presently constituted by
appointment of the pastor
be null and void and all
records and financial books
or documents be turned over
to him.

First Baptist Church pas-
tor Earle Francis and his
daughter Diana Francis, who
was installed as pastor-elect
last December, are listed as
second and third defendants
in the action.

First Baptist Church
Incorporated is listed as the
first defendant in the action.
The case is being heard
before Justice Chery!
Albury.

Yesterday attorney
Sharon Wilson, representing
the defendants, told the
court that on Wednesday an
amended application was
filed to have the matter dis-
missed. The initial strike-out
application was filed in
April, she said.

Mrs Wilson told the court
that the defendants’ position
is that the declarations have
no merit and amount to an
abuse of the court’s process
because certain corporate
resolutions have already
been made with respect to -
the matter.

Attorney Romona Far-
quharson, representing Rev
Bodie, argued that the mat-
ter should not be struck out
and that the resolutions of
which Mrs Wilson spoke
were a nullity and improper
as they were made just last
month. These resolutions,
she argued, were not
retroactive to Ms Francis’
appointment.

Justice Albury has
reserved her judgment on
the strike-out application.
The court also heard testi-
mony from Rev Bodie, the
plaintiff, yesterday. The
hearing resumes nude. at
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a No. 12 Tennessee

Overpowers game
Siena, 78 - 64

Scotty Hopson,

center, and
Siena guard

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WAYNE CHISM scored 15
points to lead No. 12 Tennessee
to a 78-64 win over Siena in the
first round of the Old Spice
Classic on Thursday.

Renaldo Woolridge and Tyler
Smith, each added 14 for the
Vols (4-0). Alex Franklin led
Siena (2-1) with 17.

The Vols went on an 18-0 run
late in the first half and pulled
away to a 47-27 halftime lead.
Siena scored the first 11 points
of the second half, but could not
get closer than nine. The Vols
led by as many as 21 in the sec-
ond half.

Bothered by the Vols’ man
pressure defense and inside
strength, Siena missed seven
shots and turned the ball over
seven times during Tennessee’s
first half run, including on four ;
straight possessions.

Siena broke out a running
game and zone press of its own
to start the second half and
scored the first 11 points to draw
within 47-38. Siena could get no
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game, as a Wayne Chism 3 ignit-
ed a Vols run that extended the
lead to as many as 21.

Tennessee, coming off its best
season, which included 31 wins
and regular-season stay at No. 1,
continues to find some answers
in replacing half its offense from
a year ago.

.The more-athletic Vols
exploited Siena’s zone early,
working 6-foot-7 forward Tyler
Smith inside for drives or layups.

Tennessee continued its hot
3 8 TENNESSEE guard Josh Tabb (25) is fouled by Siena forward Ryan shooting. The Vols, who came
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In the spirit of the Holiday
season and.in remembrance of
that fateful day when the Pil-
grims came to a new home and
introduced the sacred custom
of eating a lot watching foot-
ball and passing out ... I ram-
ble on with my list of things I’m
thankful for.

-— The Advancements in
Microfracture Surgery

There has not been a single
global event within the past
decade that has been closer to
sinking me into clinical depres-
sion than the day I learnt Greg
Oden would miss the entire

2007-08. It got even worse when:

I heard iWlicrofracture Surgery,
what most people called a
“career leath sentence.” This
is the saine injury that virtually
drove the final nail in the coffin
of the careers of Jamal Mash-
burn ad Terell Brandon,
destroyed Brian Grant, Anto-
nio McDyess, Chris Webber,
and Allan Houston. The glim-
~ mer of hope was that Oden was
just 19 when he had the surgery
and his youth gave him a better
chance of recovering and com-
ing out on the Amare
Stoudamire end than the Penny
end. Fast forward to this sea-
-son and Greg Oden has four
double doubles in nine games.
He doesn’t have to be the next
Bill Russell, Pll just settle for
him being better than Andrew
Bynum.

— The brief time period at the
beginning of last season when
Kobe was on the trading block.

Remember last season when
the Bulls were an inch away
from trading for Kobe? It was
right there, this was a done deal.
There was no speculation, this
was going to happen. The Bulls
were willing to give up every-
body including the bronze
. Michael Jordan statue in front
of the United Center. What
held the deal up ... Kobe. He
threatened to veto any trade
that involved Deng being sent
to LA. Of course the Lakers
refused to trade the greatest

player of the post-Jordan era »
for a poo. poo platter (a la -
Gasol/Kwame trade), so the.

deal eventually fell through.
__ Eventually Bynum grew a pair,
the Lakers got a franchise play-
er for nothing and became
Championship favourites. Even
when it’s off the court, Kobe
Bryant, he always finds a way to
get me doesn’t he?

— Brett Favre crying to get
out of Green Bay
If Favre hadn’t created the
whole catastrophe in Green Bay
and left for the Jets, and they in
turned hadn’t released Chad
Pennington, do you know who
‘the Dolphins would be
embroi'ed in a heated John
Beck vs Chad Henne quarter-
back controversy. What’s the
chance this team is even in the
playoff hunt with that dastardly
duo.

— The excuse “economic
downturn” this Holiday season

Every red-blooded male with
a girlfriend should feel free to
use this during the upcoming
Christmas season. It’s our only
hope. If this fails, and we can’t

save money this year ... we may
never be able to.
— That I’m not in Kentucky to



Giving thanks

personally witness the collapse
of UK basketball

There’s no way to fully fath-
om the terror of what’s going
on right now unless u went to
school in a city where college
sports is the sole breadwinner.
People in Lexington physically
bleed Wildcat blue. They live
and die with the success or lack
thereof of UK basketball. Much
like people in Auburn or South
Bend do with football. After a
season opening loss to Virginia
Military Institute and a drub-
bing at the hands of North Car-
olina...they’re dying. Not exact-
ly a good time to be amidst
Wildcat Nation.

— 808s and Heartbreak

Fresh off a very public
breakup and armed with the T-
Pain machine Kanye West did
for men what not even Jay Z
could ... offer a rebuttal to Bey-
once and her hate music while
simultaneously giving us our
best opportunity to shut up her
self righteous “put a ring on it
blah blah blah” fanbase. I don’t
think we all realize how dan-
gerous Beyonce is right now.
This presents a greater threat
to the youth than gangster rap
did when N.W.A and 2 Live
Crew first hit the scene. In the
same way the Woodrow Wilson
Administration declared Asa
Randolph “the most dangerous
Negro in America” I say the
Bush administration in its final
valiant act should declare Bey-
once the “most dangerous
Negro in America,” nay, the
world.

— Brandon Roy

Nothing better than a super-
star that relishes the spotlight
. and produces.

— The Jason Kidd trade

If Devin Harris was still run-
ning the point for the Mavs,
they’d be a lot scarier than they

are right now. This Blazers have.

a much better chance of beating
out this Mavs team for a playoff
spot than the one with the
NBA’s ninth leading scorer at
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— The Gasol trade

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don’t even have Kwame Brown
on their roster anymore? I get
to complain about this trade for
the next 10 years.

— Phoenix for selling draft
picks

I absolutely love the Suns.
front office. By selling draft
picks like they were at a yard
sale the Blazers netted Sergio
Rodriguez and Rudy Fernan-
dez for straight cash considera-
tions.

— Trick Plays

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SEER Et

e The Bengals have: officially
undergone a descent of Steve
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- they last made the playoffs in

2005.
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¢ THE BILLS.SCORED 51
POINTS AND THAT
GAME ONLY PUSHED
THEM TO ONE ABOVE
THE .500 MARK. THE
SAINTS, ONE OF SIX
TEAMS AT 6-5, ALSO

SCORED 51, MAKING 6-.

5 TEAMS UNDOUBTED-
LY THE COOLEST

“RECORD TO HAVE THIS

WEEK.

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per in 2006 because they
thought Brees would never
recover from shoulder surgery.

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Titans upset, I’m not letting that
happen with the Giants. But this
isn’t it this week.

MIAMI DOLPHINS



e If the Dolphins win out,

which would,have to include a

week 17 win against the Jets,
the Colts would more than like-
ly be the main adversaries for
the final wild card spot. Natu-
rally as a means of limiting my
happiness the football gods
have chosen to make this as dif-
ficult as possible by magically
making the Colts offence func-
tionable again. Thanks.

gee COLTS OVER



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aren’t there 100 “Oh he sucks
he finally got his shot and now
he’s hurt” stories about Brady
Quinn? This is unfair.

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° It’s officially time to give
up on the Packers, but this is
by no means a condemnation
of Aaron Rodgers .. .it’s a con-
demnation of Ryan Grant.

ATLANTA FALCONS OVER
peel DIEGO CHARGERS

e Why is Matt Ryan this good
already? I don’t understand this.
He’s a rookie and we knew he
was supposed to be good but
he wasn’t supposed to be

_ Lebron James.

DENVER BRONCOS OVER
YORE BETS

e Giving up 31 points to the
Raiders last week was inexplic-
able. Beating the Jets at home
this week will be even more
inexplicablier (I just made up a
word).

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OAKLAND RAIDERS OVER

BENGBS CY CHILES

© One day ’ll have to accept
the fact that Tyler Thigpen is a
relevant quarterback. Not this
day.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
OVER CHICAGO BEoes
e The NFC North is in an
intense battle with the AFC
West to see who can lose their
way to a division record. If there
was a way the Bears and
Vikings could both lose this
game ... they would.

HOUSTON TEXANS OVER
SRCRSONVILLE JAGS

¢ If you told me before the
season that the Jags and Tex-
ans would have the same record
11 weeks into the season ... I
wouldn’t have cared.




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Green in Jacksonville

FROM page 15

Green suffered his third con-
secutive loss, Williams said he
feel he’s done sufficient work
to get himself ready for the
show.

“I don’t think the lack of
activity in the ring will have
any affect because I have been
active in training,” Williams
pointed out. “I brought the
year in in Hamburg, Germany
until March.

“I was to have a fight in
March, but that didn’t happen.
Then I went back to Munich,
Germany in June for another
training camp that lasted for
about two months. Then I just
spent about seven weeks in
Austria.”

Based on kis training,
Williams said he was confident.

FREI

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he seemed to be a strong guy,”
Williams said.

that he’s not a stronger mover.
He’s slow.

“He is a strong guy with a
big punch. But if he is looking :
to bully me around and use :
that strong punch, I will use :
; season begins.

my jab and try to take him out.

I feel being the shorter of the :
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He noted that Green was just :

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? were both reassigned to Utah

“T’ve seen him fight twice. ; by the Celtics. Both players led

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FROM page 15

boards. .
Drafted after he graduated

he weighs 220 pounds as a for-

ward.
It’s not known whether or

not Davis will start when the

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Williams set to
take on Green
in Jacksonville

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NOT since his knockout
win over American heavy-
weight Wade Lewis on Clif-

ford Park last year has:‘Sher-

man ‘the Tank’ Williams
been in the ring.

On December 14 at the
Bourbon Street Station in
Jacksonville, Florida,
Williams will be back in the
ring when he takes on Matt
Green in the main event.

Williams, 36, will take a

433 (19 KO)-10-2 win-loss-
draw record in the 10 round
bout against the 41-year-old
Green, who is 14 (10)19.

After training in Europe,
Williams said his manager
was able to get a deal and

secured the fight. He said he :
was particularly pleased that :
he was going to be the head- :

liner.

“I’ve been in training in
multiple camps since Sep-
tember, but I’ve had one
fight that fell through,”
Williams said. “But now

that this fight is coming up, I

want to go and take advan-
tage of it.” _

Williams said Green, who
fights out of Sanford, North.
Carolina, said he was going
to put on a show as he tried
to make up for the disap-
pointments of not being
able to fight.

“T’m going to try and re-
establish my jaw and take
the fight to Matt Green,”
Williams said. “He has the’
height advantage of me, but
I hope to take the fight to
him.”

While Williams stands at
5-11, Green is listed at 6-5
and 260 pounds. Green is
known as a slugger, but
Williams said his plan is to
go inside and work from
there. .

“He’s not so much an
aggressive fighter. He basi-

' cally just stands around,”
said Williams, of what he’s
seen on video tapes of his
opponent. “I will have to
work my way on the inside
with the jab and wait for
him to drop his hand and
then I can put him to sleep
with an overhand right.”

Having been inactive for !
the past 15 months, compared }
to the 6-7 months when:

SEE page 14

















FRIDAY,

NOVEMBER 28,





2008

Major signs new contract

Finalises deal with
New York promoter

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

WHILE First Class Promo-

‘tions deal with their one-year

suspension by the Bahamas
Boxing Commission, light-
weight Meacher ‘Pain’ Major
has decided to jet off to the
United States to. continue his
promising professional career.

Major, 27, secured a deal to
fight under the banner of X-

‘Cel Worldwide LLC that is

based in Ridge, New York. It’s
headed by former NFL star
Rob Burnett and Nick Garone.

Although it was in the mak-
ing for quite some time, Major
said the details (which he
declined to elaborate) was just
finalized on Wednesday night.

“T just want to thank God for
giving me the opportunity to
work with a big promotional
company,” said Major, who has
inked his name on a three-year
deal.

“T was always looking for-
ward to working with them so
I’m very happy that I finally
got this opportunity. It couldn’t
have come at a better time.” .

After First Class Promotions

got suspended, Major said he»

re-negotiated talks with
Garone, who indicated that





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

AFTER the Utah Flash
made its final cut for the 2008
NBA Development League,
Bahamian Bennet Davis has
secured a spot on their 12-man
roster.

Davis, 22, survived the last
cut made on Wednesday on the
eve of Utah’s season opener
tonight against the Austin

- Tores in Austin, Texas.

On Saturday, Utah will trav-
el to Rio Grande Valley to play
the Vipers.

Their first home game will
be on Monday when they play
host to: Bakerfield at the McK-
ay Events Center.

Davis, along with Torrington
Cox, was drafted by Utah, the
affiliates of the NBA world
champions Boston Celtics and
the Utah Jazz. While Davis was
kept on the team, Cox was cut.

In their lone exhibition game
played on November 22, Davis
saw 2- minutes of action in
which he went 4-for-5 from the
field, 1-for-1 from the three-
point line and 6-of-8 from: the
free throw line for a total of 15
points.

Davis also highlighted his
stats with six rebounds, four
defensive, one assist and a steal.

He had one turnover to his.

credit and picked up five fouls.

Utah went on to pull off a
91-65 win over the Idaho Stam-
pede at the Bobcat Gym in
Burley, Idaho.

they were pleased to bring him’

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on board with the three other
fighters they are promoting —
Byron Mitchell, Michael Grant

‘and Adrian More.

Major, riding a three win
streak from June 30, 2007 to
May 24, said after one door
closed with First Class Promo-
tions, the other opened with X-
Cel.

“Everything happens for a
reason. I’ve been in contact
with them for a while, but
through my respect for First
Class Promotions, I just decid-
ed to stick with them,” Major
reflected.

“But after that door was
closed, I just decided to take
up this opportunity and travel
because I’m really trying to get
a world title shot.”

With yesterday being the -

Thanksgiving holiday in the
United States, Garone was
unavailable for comments. But
he indicated that Garone has

advised him that they intend

for him to travel to Las Vegas
next month to start preparing

After the game, Flash’s head
coach Brad Jones said he was
pleased with the performance,
especially from Davis..

“T was proud of our defen-
sive effort,” said Jones on their
website. “Idaho is a good bas-
ketball team and we put togeth-
er a pretty decent effort.

“It goes without saying the
Walker and Giddens played
well, but I was also proud of
the effort by Bennet Davis.”

Jones was referring to JR

SEE page 14

for his first fight in January.

“They also plan to come here
to stage some fights as soon as
they can get their promoter’s
licence,” Major said. “Once
they do that, I think we will
work on trying to help our
some of’ the other local fight-
ers. :

“This is a big opportunity for
me, but it will only open the
door for some of the other
fighters. This one is a much bet-
ter deal, so it’s a great oppor-
tunity for me. It’s no spiteful
move against First Class. I just
have to look out for my
career.”

Major thanked his pastor, the:

Rev..Dr. Ivan Butler.from the
Kemp Road Ministries, his fam-
ily, friends and the sponsors
and he asked that everybody
keep him in his prayers.

“I haven’t reached my full
potential. The best in me hasn’t
come out yet,” Major said. “I’m

really excited ‘about this deal. -

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Business leaders hit
at ‘knee-jerk’
reaction to rising
unemployment,
saying ban would
hurt business
erowth and wider
economy

Dionisio D’Aguilar



_MBy NEIL HARTNELE

Tribune Business Editor

Business leaders yesterday
described trade union calls for a

one-yéar ‘ban’ on new work.

permits as “extremely populist
but not practical”, warning that
it would damage Bahamian
companies by denying. them
access to essential skilled labour
at a time when they and the
economy could least. afford it.
Responding’to calls by John
Pinder, the National Congress
of Trade Unions (NCTU) pres-
ident, for a one-year moratori-
um on any new.work permits
issued, Dionisio
D’ Aguilar, the’Chamber of

-Commerce’s president, said the
- Bahamas needed to be careful
‘svabout the messages it sent to

both international and Bahami-
an investors.

“T think it’s a knee jerk reac-
tion:to an imposed circum-
stance,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tri-
bune Business of Mr Pinder’s
comments. “I don’t think it’s

pa ‘well thought

through.’

“Businesses need talent, and
if their labour needs cannot be
fulfilled“in this jurisdiction, it
would be immensely disruptive
at a time when we don’t need
any kind of disruption.”

Expressing concern that any -

work permit moratorium would
give “major international
investors the impression they
could not bring in essential
expatriate staff, and potentially
scaring them away from the
Bahamas, Mr D’ Aguilar added:
“It would certainly send the
wrong message to anyone look-
ing at this jurisdiction.

“It would suggest that we are
a jurisdiction that makes knee-
jerk reactions. There are cer-
tain work areas where foreigns
ers are needed, whether it’s
senior management, middle
management........ o

The Chamber president said

that, in particular, the Bahamas
suffered from a dearth of mid-
dle management Bahamian tal-
ent, something that was espe-
cially troubling given that
almost all companies rely on
middle managers for their
smooth functioning.

He added that it was “just not

acceptable” for Bahamas-based

companies to be forced to hire
Bahamians who did -not have

. the skills and education to hold

a middle-management position,
as it hampered the efficiency
and effectiveness of their -busi-
ness.

“You simply cannot apply a
blanket to this situation,” Mr
D’ Aguilar said of Mr Pinder’s
proposals.

SEE page 10B

Bahamas fulfilling ‘5%’ of
global shipping potential

fig Govt and Port Authority in ‘advanced stages of dialogue’ with private
sector over Bahamas Maritime Institute to train Bahamians for sector

EA Industry executive says nation scratched just “25%” of industry's domestic

potential

li By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas has fulfilled
“less than 5 per cent” of its
potential in the international
shipping industry, a sector exec-
utive said yesterday, as Tribune
Business was told the Govern-
ment was “in the advanced
stage of discussions” over the
creation of a Bahamas-based
Maritime Training Academy.

Khaalis Rolle, Bahamas Fer-
ries’ chief marketing officer,
when asked by Tribune Busi-
ness whether the Bahamas had
fulfilled its true potential as a
maritime and shipping industry
hub, replied: “I think we’re talk-
ing about 25 per cent of the
available potential of the indus-
try from a domestic standpoint,
and from an international stand-
point, it’s probably less than 5
per cent.”



Earl Deveaux

Emphasising that he did not
begrudge the company’s suc-
cess, Mr Rolle pointed out that
Florida-based and owned ship-
ping company, G&G, had built
its fleet up and become the

‘Lack of trust’ impacts South
Ocean audit co-operation

‘@ By NEIL HARTNELL »

Tribune Business Editor

The developer behind the
$867 million South Ocean resort
project has refuted claims it did
not co-operate with its main
financial backeron a key audit,
and alleged that a lack of
“trust” was why it did not give
the latter control over the devel-
opment’s original accounting
records. —

In its injunction petition to
the New York Supreme Court.
to prevent Connecticut-based
hedge fund, Plainfield Asset
Management, and its Seaside
Heights investment vehicle
from removing it as general or
development partner on the
South Ocean project, RHS
Ventures said it had also
refused to turn over to its erst-
while partner documents it had
“no right” to possess.

RHS Ventures, whose prin-
cipal is Roger Stein, the South
Ocean project’s managing direc-
tor, alleged: “[RHS Ventures]
has turned over numerous doc- .
uments to [Seaside’s] represen-

tatives. The only things which .

RHS Ventures has refused to
produce are things to which,
Seaside has no right - for exam-»

ple, witness interviews, sworn ’,

statements and the financial
records of other companies.
“{Seaside] has dealt with the

' audit by preserving the integri-

ty of the partnership’s books
and records, but it has refused
to give. Seaside control over
those original accounting
records.

“The reason for this refusal
is that RHS Ventures does not
trust Seaside, which never

‘sought to exercise any audit

SEE page 9B






Developer
alleges financial
backer had ‘no
right’ to certain

documents,
with audit a key

factor in
Bahamian court |
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operation it has today through
shipping goods to the Family
Islands.

“They built their business out
of the Bahamas,’ Mr Rolle

explained. “Give me a’reason |

why a Bahamian company

~ could not have done it. There’s

no big reason why G&G could
not be a Bahamian company
running from Florida to the
Bahamas. We could do a lot

- more, and there is more capi--
tal.available to do it as.a fully
.. Bahamian flag.”

Foreigners had been more
ready and willing to exploit
maritime industry opportunities
than Bahamians, Mr Rolle said,
even though there were very
good Bahamian operators
around, such as his own com-
pany, The Mailboat and Dean’s

SEE page 3B





— 90% of BTVI applicants do
not pass ‘math, English grade 6





Investments in mutual fund ‘in range of $11m’,
as annuities see significant third-quarter rise

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Family Guardian yesterday said it had experienced a three-
fold increase in new group health insurance accounts won dur-
ing the first nine months of 2008, compared to the same period
last year, and remained “hopeful” its financial performance
would continue to improve in the fourth quarter despite the
slumping economy.

Patricia Hermanns, president of the Bahamian life and health
insurer and its BISX-listed parent, FamGuard Corporation,
said it was likely the dramatic surge in new accounts had
increased the company’s share of the group health insurance
market, although the absence of comprehensive market data
made this impossible to confirm.

“We've had very strong gains in terms of new business for

“ group health,” Ms Hermanns told Tribune Business. “For new

accounts coming on, we had three times more volume than we
did in the same period in 2007.

“We don’t have access to overall market data, but usually with
that type of growth, unless everything is growing at the same

tate, it does indicate some market share gain. My suspicion is

that it does indicate a little bit of market share zrowily on the

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Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) are unable
to pass grade six level Eng-
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Bahamian Contractors’
‘ Association’s president
revealed yesterday.
Stephen Wrinkle said his
organisation and BTVI

them [construction work-
ers] up to a level that. at
least will enable them to
understand the basic Eng-
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BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

The recently-issued tender

_for preliminary construction

work on the Lynden Pindling
International Airport’s
(LPIA) new US departure ter-
minal is one of the few bright
spots in an industry that is
still reeling from the effects of
a declining global economy, a
senior contractor said yester-
day.

“Certainly, the construction
industry is struggling with a
lack of quality projects,”
Stephen Wrinkle, president of
the Bahamian Contractors
Association (BCA), told West
Rotarians.

He said it was hard to give a

percentage of how many con- .

tractors, sub-contractors and
labourers were currently

|. working, because although

many do have work, it is a
“pick, pick” or small jobs here
and there.

Mr Wrinkle said. the
Bahamian economy’s down-
turn had led to several pro-
jects halting, but the one
bright spot for a large project
with sizeable construction

industry employment poten-

tial was the $409.3 million

LPIA redevelopment.
That had just requested bids |

for construction ofthe foun-

_ dation for the new US depar-

tures terminal, which was a
185,0000 square foot building.

While last year the Govern-
ment was considering some $9
billion in supposed foreign
direct investments, Mr Wrin-
kle said less than 10 per cent
have received approval or
broken ground thus far.

He said this was a clear indi-
cation that the Bahamas need-
ed to have an appropriate
national development plan,
separate and apart from for-
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market base, forcing their.

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Tribune Business Editor

Developers of a proposed mega resort pro-
ject for eastern Grand Bahama, which would
involve a $2.2 billion investment in its first
phase alone, have.met with the minister of
the environment to discuss the steps required
for it to obtain all necessary environmental
approvals.

Dr Earl Deveaux confirmed to Tribune
Business that he had met with the principals of
the Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company project to go through the environ-
mental approval processes with them, at the
request of High Rock MP, and minister of
housing, Ken Russell.

“We met with the principals at the request
of a colleague, and just outlined the approval
process required to obtain a favourable rec-
ommendation,” Dr Deveaux said. “It’s not
been considered further [by government] to
this date.”

He explained that the Bahamas Golden
Beach Development Company project’s prin-
cipals had wanted to “get an understanding of
the steps they have to go through”, and Dr
Deveaux and his officials had “outlined to
them the procedures they have to follow to get
this thing through”.

This had been his only contact with them,
Dr Deveaux told Tribune Business, suggesting
the Bahamas Golden Beach Development

- Company project has some way to go before
it obtains all the necessary permits and.
approvals for it to become reality.

The Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company project is understood to be ear-

Bahamas fulfilling ‘5%’ of global shipping potential

marked for a site east of Pelican Point in east-
ern Grand Bahama, and involves a four
hotel/four casino facility. It has overcome the
Government’s initial reluctance to give the
go-ahead due to the amount of Crown Land
required. The developers had initially sought
a site covering some 2,000 acres of Crown
Land in eastern Grand Bahama, a position
that contrasted totally with the one taken up
by the governing FNM party prior to its May
2007 election, which wanted to prevent size-
able Crown acreage being taken up by such
projects. However, Tribune Business was told
that Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company appeared to have surmounted that
particular obstacle, at least for the moment, by
reducing the amount of Crown Land sought
from over 2,000 acres to slightly more than
1,000 acres. In addition, it had earlier this
year shown the Government that there was no
other suitable site for its project in eastern
Grand Bahama.

Bahamas.Golden Beach Development
Company has since been conducting environ-
mental studies and test borings on the pro-
posed development site, Tribune Business has
been told, and has adjusted its plans after dis-
covering a fresh water lense some 50 feet
below the surface.

As a result, sources suggested the devel-
opers had decided to move the proposed mari-
na and its entrance some 2,000 feet further

-down the beach. In addition, the marina’s

sides will lined by specialist materials designed
to prevent the sea’s salt water from contami-
nating the lense.

Furthermore, Tribune Business has been
told that the developers’ main partners, Fox- .

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, PAGE 3B

woods Development Company and Planet
Hollywood, plus financial backer UBS, are
still willing to be involved despite the global
economic turmoil that has left the credit and
stock markets in chaos. Tribune Business
understands that Bahamas Golden Beach
Development Company is still proposing to
construct four hotel/casinos, private airport, a
major cruise ship port via an offshore buoy,
and general entertainment district.

The Government, though is likely to be
skeptical — and understandably so — about
Bahamas Golden Beach Development Com-
pany’s ability to pull such a project off, given
the global economic turbulence that has
impacted existing resorts, both those under
construction and in existence. Atlantis, once
considered impregnable, has laid-off 800 staff
already. Still, given the grim predictions for the
Bahamian economy for 2009, it is also hard to
argue against developments that could provide
a major employment and economic activity
boost. Tribune Business previously reported
that initial projections for the Bahamas Gold-
en Beach Development project had pegged
peak construction employment at about just
under 3,000 jobs, with a total annual wage
bill of over $143 million.

When full operations of the resort complex
began, more than 3,000 permanent jobs' were
slated for creation, with the first phase alone
involving the build-out of 2,400 rooms. -

The developers and their strategic partners
are all understood to be willing to invest a
total of $265 million in equity into Bahamas
Golden Beach Development, with UBS hav-
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Shipping.

“Are we maximising our
potential? Lately, no,” Mr Rolle
said. “How do we go about it?
More capital and initiative.”

Despite being the world’s
third-largest shipping registry,
with more than 50 million gross
tonnes under the Bahamian
flag, the Bahamas has yet to
leverage this reputation to its
full advantage and move the
shipping industry in this nation

far beyond just being a registry. -

Mr Rolle added: “I have
absolutely nothing against the
ship registry. For us, it’s more a
point of prestige than anything
else. We have a ship registry,
but in terms of Bahamian own-
ership in the international sec-
tor, particularly on the major
route between Florida and the
Bahamas, we still have a long
| way to go.”

-. Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of

the environment, who has
responsibility for the maritime
industry, agreed that the eco-
nomic potential the sector held

‘for the Bahamas was “huge”.

“We're in the advanced stage

of dialogue with the owners of.

Algoship Designer, which is
affiliated with Campbell Ship-
ping,” Dr Deveaux said. “They

are in discussions with the’

Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty, the Ministry of the Environ-
ment, the Ministry of Educa-
tion to establish a Bahamas
Maritime. Institute in Grand
Bahama to train Bahamian sea-
farers.

“They believe, and we agree,
that such an institution would
prepare the Bahamas to go to
the next level in terms of a com-
plete offering to the maritime

_industry.”

Dr Deveaux said such an

Institute would train Bahami- .

ans to meet the global shortage
of captains, engineers, ae

hands and other posts in the
global shipping industry.

Its graduates could work on
Bahamian mailboats, ferries and
pleasure craft, Dr Deveaux said,
giving an indication, when it
came to the shipping industry,
of “how big it could be” for the
Bahamas.

Major global shipping com-
panies and ship management
firms, such as Teekay, the Clip-
per Group and Dockendale
Shipping, already have a major
office presence here, and the
Bahamas’ natural location - just
off the US east coast, on the
major shipping lanes between
Asia and Europe - make it a
natural domicile for the global
shipping industry.

There is infrastructure aplen- —

ty here, especially in Grand
Bahania, with its deep water
harbour, Freeport Container
Port, Grand Bahama Shipyard

and Bradford Marine. These ..

provide ship repair and tran-

shipment/logistics facilities, cou-
pled with the involvement of

Mediterranean Shipping Com-: |

pany and Hutchison Whampoa.

Then there are the attractions
of the Bahamas’ tax-neutral
platform for the shipping indus-
try, and the potential for this
nation to link the growth of its
maritime sector to its financial
services industry, with the latter
providing ship financing and
other products. An expanding
shipping industry, with more
companies based in the
Bahamas, would also provide
more work for accountants,
attorneys and a host of service
providers.

Meanwhile, Mr _ Rolle
described the maritime indus-
try as “one of the most impor-
tant'sectors when you evaluate
the opportunities for economic
growth, particularly in the Fam-
ily Islands. Most destinations
relys on the sea trade to sustain
them”.

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Pee eee USINESS sei |
FamGuard sees three-fold rise

in new group health accounts

FROM page 1B

group health side.”

FamGuard shrugged off the
declining economic environ-
ment in the 2008 third quarter,
positing a 40 per cent net
income increase to $2.195 mil-
lion, compared to $1.568 mil-
lion, for the three months to
September 30, 2008.

This was largely driven by
a 20.8 per cent increase in net
premium revenue and
deposits to $19.219 million,
compared to $15.913 million
for the same period in 2007.

Ms Hermanns’said that for
the first nine months in 2008,
premium income from the
company’s ordinary life.and
group health business had
increased year-over-year. by
14.5 per cent or $6.9 million,
with a “noticeable” increase
in annuity demand and
deposits during the third quar-
ter. While that was “possibly”
due to Bahamian investors
viewing annuities as a rela-
tively safe haven for their
long-term investments and
pensions, as the financial
crunch bit, Ms Hermanns said:

“It may be a response to bank
rates being lower than the
rates we offer.”

The Family Guardian pres-
ident said 2009 was likely to
be a “consolidation” year for
the company, joking that “we
need a breather, man” after a
year in which it had launched
its new FG Financial and FG
Capital Markets units, plus
their associated mutual fund,
three new products in its
home service division, and
moved several divisions into
the former IBM building at
the foot of the ‘on’ Paradise
Island bridge.

Ms Hermanns said the com-
pany’s mutual fund, and its
three sub-funds, had “in the
range of $11 million” now
invested in them, adding that
their diversified structure - not
being solely reliant on equity
investments - had ensured
they were “coming along pret-

‘ty good in terms of yield”.

Family Guardian was also
“encouraged” by FG Finan-
cial’s and FG’Capital-Markets’
performance.

“They’re continuing to
grow, although it slowed just a

.

little bit over the last quarter,”
Ms Hermanns added of the
two units. “We are getting all
the systems in place, which is
taking us a little longer than
planned in terms of software
implementation. That will
allow clients access to their
account information online.
We’re working to ensure it’s
up and running at the earliest
possible date.”

Looking ahead, Ms Her-
manns said: “We are doing
everything we can to ensure
revenue streams remain sta-
ble, and premiums revenues
grow and progress upwards as
normal. We are hopeful we
will continue through the end
of 2008 in a positive mode,
improving over the third quar-
ter.

“One of the goals next year
is to consolidate our position
and anchor it properly, so we
can exploit any opportunities
there may be in the wider
market.”

Family Guardian had seen
“nothing tremendously signif-
icant” in terms of policy laps-
es to date, although Ms Her-
manns acknowledged this

could change in the Néw
Year, once laid-off hotel
workers had spent their
redundancy packages, and
with new hires by businesses
likely to remain slow.

With death claims return-
ing to levels predicted by Fam-
ily Guardian’s actuaries, the
company noted in its third
quarter results announcement
that the major factor impact-
ing its 2008 year-to-date per-
formance was the overall
Bahamian stock market weak-
ness. Net income for the first
nine months was down almost
20 per cent, from $6.527 mil-
lion to $5.22 million, with the
company having suffered a
$2.14 million swing on the
paper value of its investments
- a $737,000 unrealised loss in
2008, compared to a $1.37 mil-
lion gain in the first nine
months of 2007. Taking out
unrealised gains/losses on its
investment portfolio for 2008
and 2007, Family Guardian
said its net income for the first
nine months this year would
have stood 15 per cent ahead
of last year, at $5.96 million
compared to $5.2 million.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ELMITA CAMELUS of
210 SW APT. #3, 2ND COURT, POMPANO BEACH, FT.

‘LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33060-4045,

is applying to

the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,

for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and. that any person who’ knows any’ reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28TH day of NOVEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, | PO.Box

2008

N-7147,

NOTICE

-IN THE ESTATE OF
FREDA JANE WHITE,

and late of 7963 Wellington

Road 109 Arthur, Ontario, =
Canadaandof _.. Spel ei
Marsh: Harbour, een
The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 5" December, 2008 after which
date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which
they shall then have notice AND all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 5% December,

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attomeys for the Executors
P.O. Box AB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas.









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BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SEKYVICES

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF .
DIANE A. REUKAUF,
and late of 13 Withington
Street, Newbury, Essex
County, Massachusetts,

U.S.A deceased

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

| Estat

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 5" December, 2008 after which
date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
wee —— et ‘to the claims, demands or interests of which
they shall then have notice AND. all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 5° December,
2008

1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
1000.00 _ Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
1000.90 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +

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RND Holdings

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sisted Matual Funds SE
YTD% Last 12 Months
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Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund

31-Oct-08
77-Nov-08
14-Nov-08
31-Oct-08
30-Sep-08
30-Sep-08
30-Sep-08
31-Dec-O7 .
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CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
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EG Financial Diversified Fund

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors

P.O. Box AB-20405

Bay Street, Marsh Harbour

Abaco, The Bahamas

31-Oct-08
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Bahamian realtor ‘eats’
through $20m in sales

A Bahamian real estate bro-
ker has notched $20 million
in sales at Paradise Island’s
22-storey The Reef complex,
through focusing on long-term
real estate investments for
clients who can still afford to
buy.

Dave ‘Crocodile’
McCorquodale, a 10-year vet-
eran who.has spent the last
four years with ERA Dupuch
Real Estate, believes the key
to success is focusing on what
high net worth individuals
want, finding properties that
allow them to profit tomor-
row by investing today.

“There’s no question that
casual lookers and sales have
slowed down,” said Mr

ON dee et hy ee ~) Fouts Seo east, eS



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GERMY CHARLES of EAST
STREET, off WULFF ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21ST day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
























NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF
ROBERT GEORGE
NISBET late of domiciled
of No.2828 W. Antioch
Lane, Citrus Country,
Florida, U.S.A., deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned



McCorquodale, who spe- oo on or before 19" December, 2008 after which

alises'in hieh-end . a. : : : ia
calises i List CRC Proper iss ic date the Executrix will proceed to distribute
throughout the Bahamas and S f the’ hase dont
has completed a the assets of the Estate aving regard only
10 sales at The e to the claims, demands or interests of which
Reef despite 3 : z
eects “I ouess you = then shall then have had notice.

meltdown. iT d sav Croc «

But wealthy AA0\y vy WINNING ALL HONOURS: Trophy properties such as The Reef are keeping the lux-

persons still
want to travel,
they still expect
the best and
they still want

ury real estate market hot, says Dave McCorquodale, pictured at The Reef with Mark
Pordes, vice-president of residential development for Turnberry and ERA Dupuch
founder Peter Dupuch.

took a bite out
of the high-end
Fecoyalerom selca|

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.





solid invest- T h e_ of the high-end condo hotel © wish he were still in the restau- Attomeys for the Executrix _
ment. That’s a market and we Reef,” market and we couldn’t be rant business.” PO. Box AB-20405
combination F said Mr _ happier, particularly given cur- That’s the irony of the top- \
that drives couldn 1 be Pordes, rent conditions.” selling Reef realtor — he was, Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
sales in a con- D “he also “These are very tough for most of his life, a restau-
do hotel like happier, sold the times and thisisa highly com- _rateur. Abaco, The Bahamas
The Reef, G single _ petitive market,” said Peter “Maybe there is a common
where every. pe bweCall ese hy most Dupuch, founder of ERA _ thread,” said Mr Dupuch. “A
luxury and | expensive Dupuch Real Estate. hunger for success.”
amenity imag- MA LE eels unit, the “So when you see results
inable is avail- Wereyatahinle)s k-paa Ocean - like those that Dave, the Croc,
able. V.iew_ has turned in, you have to

“Where you Resort appreciate how hard he works NVESTMENT PPORTUNITY
can arrange for Wee eee for $7.6 to make it happen and how
a masseuse million. I well he knows the industry. ”
from Mandara Spa to come to guess you Weare all proud of his accom- COMMERCIAL BUILDING

you, or request a chef to cre-
ate a meal en suite or handle a
cocktail party, or ask the
‘ concierge to book a fishing
trip or stock your vacation res-
idence with the finest cham-
pagne and gourmet food.”
If the availability of at-your-

fingertips gourmet foods and»

at-your-beck-and-call fishing
charters seem a far cry from
traditional real estate, they are

precisely what is bolstering an’

otherwise sultry property mar-
ket.

“The concept of a condo
hotel is appealing because the
buyer can use the residence
for up to 90 days a year, and
when they are not there, it is
managed by Atlantis, with
income shared with the owner.
Many of these people have
two, three and four homes and
this is effortless ownership.

Plus one day it will have paid —

for itself, so they have a fabu-
lous place to stay with breath-
taking views, they’re earning
income and they are building
an investment that will appre-
ciate in
McCorquodale said.

_ According to Mark Pordes,
vice-president of residential
development for Turnberry
Ltd, the Florida-based devel-
oper who partnered with
Kerzner to build The Reef,
Mr McCorquodale’s perfor-
mance puts him in a class by
himself.

“Croc, as we call him, has
not only sold the most inven-
tory, a total of $20 million in

could say Croc took a bite out





value,” Mr.

NOTICE is hereby given that THOMAS VOLPONI of PORT
‘NEW PROVIDENCE, S.P. #34, P.O. BOX EE-15609,

NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible

for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 28TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

LEACOCK MANAGEMENT LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(4) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45
of 2000), LEACOCK MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in
dissolution. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets,
Nassau, The Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator before 25th day of December, 2008.

Liquidator



ny is looking for a

ee t ns Oi

spans erate

to manage day-to-day operations.

Serious inquiries only please send resume
detailing qualifications, experience, and
work history to P.O. Box N-4401

Attention: Mr. Lightbourne
or [iir. Sawyer



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Main Building Comprises Approx. 3,640 sq. ft.
Detached Storage: 756 sq. ft.








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Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
"The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us on or before December 5, 2008.

For further information, please contact: 356-1608 or 356-1685.

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4/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted Vinaigrette
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
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41/2 tsp, pepper

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Santa Claus.

Dec 6-NPAC 10:30am
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Dec. 10-Galleria 4:30pm.



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Direcled - Xiao Xiao

Tong lives with his: grandpa
dind grandma because his
parents are. working in a >
different city. '
Dec §-Galleria 39m

Dec 8-Galleria 2:30om




World Cinema

Directed.- Chai Vasarhelyi
Senegdlese pop sensation
Youssou Ndour has spent
the jast 20-yrs in the spotlight
ds a renowned musician /
“voice. of Affica.”

Dec 6-Galleria 99m

Dec 8-NPAC 8pm




Catipbbean Spotlight

Director- Brooke Burnside

A-young man’s journey

to find the remote contro}
‘that can fix his television,

Dec 5-Galleria 1:30pm

Dec 9-NPAC 7pm




World Cinema
Director - Mark Forstmann
A group of five friends. in
search of the world's rarest
tree, descend into the
ravines ond canyons of.
the Blue Mountains.

Dec 7-Galleria 4:30pm
Dec 10-Galleria 55m

Directed - Haik Katsikian
Ars: returns home after.
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mother’s funeral.

Dec 4-Galleria 1:30em
Dec TI1-NPAC 4:309m

Spirit of Freedom Domentary
Directed - C. Karim Chrobag
Early 1980's, at the age of

7, Jal was swept into Sudan's
” Drutal civil war, becoming

one of 10,000'child soldiers.
Dec é-Gallera 3pm
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oN
New Visions
Directed - Eva Serhaug.
A.mulfi:plot drama about
5.pedple who alll live in the
same rieighbourhood at
Majorstua in Osto,
Dec 7-NPAC 2pm.
Dec 9-Galleria 6:30pm

New. Visions
Director -
Francis Xavier Pasion

Jay;.a gay-schoolteacher,

is brutally murdered in

‘ON apparent sex-crime.

Dec.6-NPAG 7pm
Dec 9-Galleria 3:30pm

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Short Films
Director - Anya Belkina
A story of a lecherous bath
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overcemes his carnal
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Dec S-NPAC &:30prn
Dec 10-Galleria 12pm

Directed - John Stewart Muller

This sexy, energetic and

provocative twist onthe
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jealousy, commiiment,

maturity, understanding &
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Dec 5-NPAC 3:30pm

Dec 8-Gallleria 8pm

Spirit of Freedom Narrative
Direcled - Veronica Boliow,
The igar Yala Collective
A young indigenous feen
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Panama City struggies to
acclimate to'chootic
urban life.
Dec 6-Galleria 8:30prn

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Directed -

Mirko Echghi-Ghamsari
A WWil German Soldier
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World Cinema
Director - Jaffar Mahmood

Armerncan-born Ray Rehman

comes home'one night ta
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Dec 5-Galleria 6pm

Dec: 7-NPAC 9:309m

Ward Cinerna ;
Director - Jim Donovan
Five destinies. converge,
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Dec 8-Galleria 5:306m
Dec 10-Galletia 12pm

2

Directed -

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Donkey in. Lahore tells the
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Dec 5-Galleria 4prn

Dec 8-NPAC 5:30pn7

Short Filrs

Directed -~ Nicolas Daeriens:

Money is. what Mario, Tom.
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Dec 6-Galleria 99m

Dec 11-NPAC lpm

Short Films .
Directed - Mayo Anand
rebellious indian-American
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Dec 6-Galleria Fom
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Opening Night

New Visions

Director - Maria Govan
Stary of a spied young
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Islan for the big cily of Nassau,

Dec 4-NPAC 8pm
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World Cinema
Director - Davich Connolly
& Hannah Davis
Terminally unemployed
actress rooming with ari
eguaily unsuccessful
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Dec 7-Galleria 6:3:06m
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Directed - Andrew Gallery '
This pawerful mock-news >

broadcast follows the lives

of four teenagers aver the

course of their high school

graduation day.

Dec 6-Galleria 9arn

Dec 11-NPAC Tom

Caribbean Spotlight
Direcied - Karen Arthur
& Thomas Neuwirth

A documentary film
that explores the lives
and artistic works of
eleven of the seminal

visual artis!s of the Bahamas.

Dec 5-Galleria } 30pm
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Directed ~ Austin: Chick
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Dec &NPAC 4:30pm
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Short Filrns

Director - Paul Brady
Story of young five year
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Family Films
Director - Owen Thomas
Karma, condenseci.

A group of people help
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Dec 10-Gatleria 4:300rn



Directed « Cayman Grant

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‘cigains? poverty in c small deal
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werys. fouch those oround him “owhei

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Giovanna Federica
AS yr old aspiring
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Mothers attention.

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ranked bullfighter.

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Director - Jeffrey Goodman

The Last Lullaby is a story

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the future.

Dec 7-Galieria 12:30pm
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his dirt-digging stories, &
the less famous ones for his
legendary one-nigh! stands.
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PAGE 8B, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008

~ NAPCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Company number 151,750 B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137.(4) of the International Business Companies

Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-
ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,
P.O. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008

Pine Limited
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SARDON S.A.

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

dissolution of SARDON S.A. has been completed; a Cer-
| tificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company
has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

BEYOND PARADISE LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the’ above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The'Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

}

VINSON CORPORATION

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on ©

the 14th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

THE TOPIARY INVESTMENTS LTD.

ss, gee

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

THE TRIBUNE



90% of BIVI applicants do
not pass math, English grade 6

FROM page 1B

Mr Wrinkle said his organisation had
just recently completed a successful series
of level one seminars for the construc-
tion industry, which helped to address
some of the deficiencies in the adminis-
trative side of the job.

More than 200 persons attended, and
the plan was to offer something similar on
the various Family Islands.

BTVI is also looking to adapt its cur-
riculum to help students.

Mr Wrinkle said the BCA and BTVI
are continuing their push for the Con-
tractors Bill to be passed, as this will serve

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PAYSON CORP. -

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of PAYSON CORP. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-
_| pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

to regulate the industry by certifying the
level of skills that a worker possesses,
and will also impose stricter fines for con-
tractors who do shoddy work.

The programme which will be taught at
BTVI_ begins at level one - basic con-
struction - and then builds up to certifi-
cation for the most complex of jobs.

Each level of certification, requires a
certain level of training and a certification
exam to proceed.

The Contractors Bill is now in its fourth
revision since 1992.

Poor educational achievement, as out-
lined by Mr Wrinkle, continues to hamper
Bahamians when it comes to obtaining
employment, and is one factor why com-

panies so frequently have to go outside
the Bahamas to obtain expatriate labour
- only doing this as a last resort because it
is much more expensive.

Carl Bethel, the: minister of education,
speaking at the opening of National
Careers Day, told of the desperate need
to let Bahamian students see “the digni-
ty that there is in the technical side of
education”.

He said he wanted Bahamian youth to
be exposed to the “dignity of hard work”.

He said the Bahamas needed more:
than doctors and lawyers; and was in des-
perate need of medical technicians, engi-
neers, carpenters, plumbers and electri-
cians.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INPEER GREEN

INVESTMENTS LTD.

' (In Voluntary Liquidation)

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

: Legal Notice

NOTICE

GABRIELLA ANGELICA LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. .

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PROSPERITY PEACHES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidatiori)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

Bahamas.

BENENDEN LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GAP LEMAN LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GAP LEAMAN LIMITED. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissu.ation has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. ae

\

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice. ,

NOTICE,

_ NIVI HOLDINGS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 21st day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

ARGOSA CORP. INC. _

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BIRDFORTH
INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, PAGE 9B



RRR Ma OS ET
‘Lack of trust impacts South Ocean audit co-operation

FROM page 1B

rights until after it started to make accusations
against RHS Ventures, and does not want to run
the risk that Seaside may seek to help its litigation
position by altering the records.

The audit issue appeared to assume critical

‘ importance when Senior Justice John Lyons ruled
against RHS Ventures’ application for an injunc-
tion in the Bahamas to prevent Seaside invoking
a clause in their agreement that would allow it to
replace Mr Stein as the general or managing part-
ner for the project.

Saying that he had to take into account the
“wider issue”, Justice Lyons said Oscar Johnson,
the Higgs & Johnson attorney acting for RHS
Ventures, made “a damning admission that the
management has not been undertaken with the
degree of skill expected in these times” when he
said the audit information was “in the pipeline”
and would be provided by the South Ocean pro-
ject’s financial controller shortly. _

Justice Lyons took the view that any project
should have all its financial records available via



“One cannot reasonably
expect investors to pour
money into a project that is
managed by a managing
partner who apparently
cannot quickly give com-
prehensive
bookkeeping/cash flow
records.”



Senior Justice John Lyons

computer instantly, with the amounts on every
accounting line calculated down to “the last cent”.

Noting that hedge funds such as Plainfield had
come under massive pressure as a result of the
ongoing financial market crisis and.credit crunch,
with many struggling to meet investor redemption
requests, Justice Lyons said that in his opinion it

was understandable that the fund and its sub-
sidiary would want more control over the South
Ocean development.

“One cannot reasonably expect investors to
pour money into a project that is managed by a
managing partner who apparently cannot quick-
ly give comprehensive bookkeeping/cash flow
records,” Justice Lyons said, urging that RHS
Ventures and Mr Stein step aside and be replaced
by Plainfield and its subsidiary. That, though, has
not happened, and likely will be settled in New
York.

Justice Lyons i in is ruling appeared to be heav-
ily swayed by which of RHS Ventures and Plain-
field was more capable of taking on the South
Ocean redevelopment and bringing it to a suc-
cessful conclusion.

Plainfield, although it is a hedge fund with
some $5 billion in assets, was said by the Wall
Street Journal to have seen its value decline by 8
per cent in October, and to have received investor
redemption requests equivalent to one-third of its
assets.

The August 6, 2007, partnership agreement
with RHS Ventures did give Seaside/Plainfield a

high degree of supervision.and control, although
Mr Stein’s real estate development background
ensured he was selected as general partner even
though RHS Ventures owned only 49 per cent of
the partnership. .

In the original arbitration proceedings that
RHS Ventures filed with the American Arbitra-
tion Association in New York on October 30,
2008, it made the thinly-veiled allegation that °
Plainfield/Seaside wanted to take control at South
Ocean so they could recover the $100 million
invested to date, and generate badly-needed
cash/liquidity, by ‘flipping’ the project to another
buyer.

RHS Ventures had alleged that Seaside’s “cur-
rent conduct with respect to the partnership must
be viewed in the context of the overall credit
market and equity market conditions that have
prevailed over the past year”.

Tribune Business exclusively revealed details of
those proceedings on November 7, 2008, in which
it was alleged that Seaside had contributed $57
million in loans and some $42.7 million in equity
to the South Ocean project — in total, some $100
million.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SUNFLOWER GARDEN
_ INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In vomumeny puleauon)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company i is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

Bahamas.

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC.”
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLEAN BOARDS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) |

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on >

the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. _
(Liquidator).

- LOGAN INVESTMENT HOLDING INC.
(Company number 127,859 B)

An International Business Company
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
‘Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies

"Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-

ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,

PO. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008

Pine Limited
Liquidator

KENORA MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
(Company number 127,846 B)

An International Business Company
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-
ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,
PO. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008

Pine Limited
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ILONA COMPANY LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby. given that the above named |

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TOURMALINE VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named Company

| is in. dissolution, which commenced on the 9th day —

of September 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., P: O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

' This notice replaces the publication of 26th November,

2008 in this Gazette wherein the date was incorrectly
reffered to as 19th September, 2008.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

WELL BEING GROUP ' TD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P- O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CAPRERA VALLEY INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CAPRERA VALLEY INC. 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)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

HORSHAM VENTURES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of HORSHAM VENTURES LTD. has been

‘ completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
- (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

- the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

‘Legal Notice

NOTICE

TANGBOON LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

. | the 26th day of November 2008.:The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

WAVEBIRD CAVES INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of WAVEBIRD CAVES INC. 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)





PAGE 10B, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



DME
Work permit moratorium ‘not practical’

FROM page 1B

“Jt would be extremely dis-
ruptive.

“I can see what they’re try-'

ing to do - create jobs for
Bahamians who have been dis-
placed, but if you were a waiter
or restaurant manager at
Atlantis, that doesn’t necessar-
ily make you a food store man-
ager.”

Substantial re-training would
first be required, and the Cham-
ber president said: “What Mr
Pinder is saying is extremely
populist, and will appeal to.the
masses, but it’s not practical.

“I’m sure the Government
will pay him the lip service he
need, and ignore him.

“It’s extremely populist, but
it’s not practical.”





Mr D’ Aguilar was backed by
Brian Nutt, the Bahamas

Employers Confederation’ S_

(BECon) president, who told

. Tribune Business that Mr Pin-

der’s proposals were “not prac-

der Bahamian business by cut-
ting of access to key skilled
labour.

“T really don’t see that as
being a realistic approach,” Mr
Nutt told Tribune Business.
“It’s a situation where, when
opportunities may arise to
attract foreign direct invest-
ment, I would hate to tell those
businesses that they can’t have
permits for their staff.

“It’s not a practical solution. I
feel the ability to obtain work
permits in cases where foreign-
ers are needed has to remain

' open.”

“As for the level of work per-
mits [being issued now], I am

_hoping that Bahamians become

available to do jobs now given
to permit holders, whether
they’re high-end or low-end
jobs.

“That would be much more
progressive, rather than have a
rigid system.”

With unemployment soaring
as a result of resort industry lay-
offs, with some 940 persons let-
go on Paradise Island, a further
100 at Cable Beach and 18 at
the British Colonial Hilton, not
to mention the 114 and 60 jobs
lost with the closure of Bacardi
and Pepsi-Cola’s manufactur-
ing plants, work permits and the
need to find jobs for Bahamians
has already assumed political
importance.

Glenys Hanna-Martin, the
PLP’s chairman, last week
urged: “It is at times such as
these that the Government must
be very cautious in its approach
to the approval of work permit
applications. The Government
_ must immediately review its poli-

cies, procedures and practices as
it relates to the grant of- work
permits.

“Today more than.ever it is
of critical importance that it
seeks to reinstate with uncom-
promising vigour the policy ‘of
Bahamianisation, bending over
backwards to ensure that no job
vacancy in this country will be
filled by an expatriate when
there is a Bahamian who is able
to competently fill that post.”

Not to be outdone, Dion
Foulkes, ininister of labour, ear-
lier this week said the Depart-
ment of Labour was working
very closely with the Depart-
ment of Immigration to ensure
that “there's absolutely no
Bahamian in the Bahamas who
is available” and qualified to do
the job when a work permit is
applied for.

Mr Foulkes said the Depart-
ment of Labour has retarded the
process of granting work per-
mits to allow for further scrutiny,
and ensure there are no Bahami-
ans available for the position
before the document is granted.

"In order for a work permit
to be granted the Department
of Labour has to issue a labour .
certificate to the applicant and
that person has to advertise
(about) three times in the classi-
fied section of the dailies for that
position, so we have stepped up ~
our vigilance in terms of ensur-
ing that there are absolutely no
Bahamians available for each of
these positions.

“We have slowed down the
process in terms of the issuance
of work permits just to make
sure that that’s the case," he said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TARAN VENTURES LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation) |

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity side

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
“AND e

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Richard A Knowles

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or Lot of land comprising
Four Hundred and Sixty Six. and Twenty Three Hundredths (466.23) acres
and situate in Weymss, Long Island, in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
which said piece parcel or lot of land has such shapes dimension and position
as shown on a plan recorded in The Dee of Lands and Surveys as
L].931 and is thereon coloured PINK.

‘NOTICE

The Petition of Richard A. Knowles of the Eastern District of New
Providence one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
respect of:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land bane a portion of the original Crown
Grant to Peter Weymss (D-103) and also a portion of the original crown grant
to Alexander C. Wylly (D139) comprising an area of three hundred and fifty
four and fifty hundredths(354.50) acres and situate in Weymss, Long Island,
in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and bounded on the North by portion
of crown grant to Peter Weymss(D103) but now known.as The Knowles Tract
and running thereon six thousand six hundred and eleven and ninety six
hundredths (6611.96) feet on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and running
thereon four thousand three hundred and thirty six and four hundredths
(4336.04)feet on the South by land now known as the Knowles Tract and
running thereon five thousand three hundred and sixty one and fifty hundredths
(5361.50) feet and partly by a strip of land reserved by the Knowles family
for a road access and running thereon seven hundred and seventy six hundredths
(776.60)feet on the West partly by a strip of land reserved by the Knowles
family for a road access and running thereon two thousand one hundred and
thirty five and thirty seven hundredths (2135.37)feet and partly by the Queen’s
Highway and running thereon six hundred and two and six hundredths
(602.60)feet and also that portion being portion of original crown grant to
John Duncombe (D-116) and portion of original crown grant to Peter Weymss(D-
103)but now known as the Knowles Tract comprising an area of one hundred

and fourteen and ten hundredths (114.10) acres bounded on the North partly .

by another portion of the crown grant to John Duncombe (D116)and partly
by another portion of the crown grant to Peter Weymss(D-103) and running
jointly thereon four thousand six hundred and forty and forty seven hundredths
(4640.47) feet on the East partly by the Queen’s Highway and running thereon
six hundred and seventeen and thitty two hundredths (617.32)feet and partly
by the property of Edward Knowles and running thereon four hundred and six
and seventeen hundredths (406.17) feet on the South partly by the property
of Edward Knowles and running thereon two hundred and forty nine and six
_ hundredths (249.86)feet and partly by original crown grant to Helen Mackinen
and running thereon five thousand four hundred and forty eight and sixty seven
hundredths (5448.67) feet and on the West by the Atlantic Ocean and running
thereon one thousand four hundred and ninety two and fifty six hundredths
(1492.56)feet which said piece parcel or lot of land has such shapes dimensions
as shown on a plan recorded in the Department of Land and pare as L1.931
‘and is thereon coloured PINK.

Richard A. Knowles the Petitioner herein claims to be the owner in fee
simple in possession of the said parcel of land and has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3
of the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said land and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a certificate to be granted by
the court in accordance with the provisions of that act.

A copy of the plan showing position boundaries shape and dimensions
of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours at the following
places:

(1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, East Street North,
Nassau Bahamas

(2) The Chambers of Dorsey McPhee & Co. Smith’s House, Shirley Park
Avenue & Shirley Street, Nassau Bahamas .

(3) Office of Administrator Simms Long Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right to dower
or an adverse claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the
28th day of January 2009 A.D. file at the Registry of the Supreme Court
in the city of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or his Attorney
a statement of the claim in the prescribed form verified by an affidavit
to be filed therewith. Failure of any person to file and serve a statement
of claim on or before 28th day of January 2009 A.D will operate as a
bar to such claim.

Dated this 26th day of November 2008 A.D.

DORSEY McPHEE & CO
Attorneys for the Petitioner

tical” and would actually hin-

2008
No. QUI/CLE/01353

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

INVESCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companits Act (No. 45 of 2000),
INVESCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

’ The date of commencement of dissolution is the 14th day of October, 2008.

Andreas Isenschmid and Markus Amrein
_ Todistrasse 51 © ,
..CH 8002, Zurich
Switzerland
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SPRINGLEAF LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above’ named:

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on

the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GOLDHAWK
INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 21st day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) ©

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ISPARTA CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

IPSO VALLEY INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas. -

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) :

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ANANAS VISTA INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of November 2008. The Liquidator:

‘is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O: Box N-7757 Nassau,
‘Bahamas. :

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

THE IMAGO GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

.GLOBAL GROUP HOLDINGS LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





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Across Down

1 Remains precisely as
he is (5)

Where the hands are on

1 After getting in the beer
he went round

preaching (7)
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An outside line to ring (7)
Get up late? (6)

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fashionable (1,2,4)
Assumes as one’s
own? (6)

Compulsory premarital

His rise is postponed (3-4)
A huge shipping order? (5)
Little wonder! (6,7)

New stage entrances (5) reading matter (5)
Quickness of the hand is Meeting in a country

station (5)

EASY PUZZLE

unimportant, we hear (7)

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across: 1 Joint, 8 Nauseous, 9
Agate, 10 Draining, 11 Antic, 12 Ado,
16 Dishes, 17 Rioted, 18 Pie, 23
Demon, 24 Sea songs, 25 Plain, 26
Interval, 27 Aditss
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Sacred, 5 Aspic, 6 Solid, 7 Usage, 12
Asp, 13 Ore, 14 Modelled, 15
Melodist, 19 In gear, 20 Astir, 21

’ Earth, 22 Board.

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Herod, 10 Walkover, 11 Rival, 12
Pea, 16 Recede, 17 Six-gun, 18
Nap, 23 Hardy, 24 Reaction, 25
False, 26 Preclude, 27 Peach.
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tactic. White sacrifices 1 Rxf6 then
follows up by Qxf6 2 Qh7+ Kf8 3
Qh8+ mating. Except that here it
isn’t mate, Black responds 3...Ke7
4 Ba3+ d6 when White is suddenly
iosing, with both queen and
knight attacked. The idea is right,
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Indian city (6)
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Capital of Ghana (5)

Opening lead — king of diamonds.

One of ‘the most commonly
encountered problems in bridge is
trying to decide which way to finesse
for a queen when the finesse can be
taken in either direction. Some play-
ers enjoy the challenge of solving
this thorny problem, but most mor-
tals don’t relish it one bit.

Take this case where declarer can
make four hearts by finessing against
West for the queen, ultimately losing
only two diamonds and a club, But if
he elects to finesse against East, he
goes down one.

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dealing. with which way to fincsse’is
not to finesse at all. The problem can
be resolved simply by circumventing
it! :

Let’s say East-West start out with
three rounds of diamonds. Declarer
ruffs the third diamond and, since a
club must be lost in any case, con-
centrates all his energies on avoiding
a trump loser. But instead of trying to
guess the location. of the queen out-
right — a 50-50 proposition -—
South skirts the issue entirely.

He cashes three spades, discard-
ing a club from dummy, and then
plays the A-K of clubs, ending in
dummy. At this point, with five tricks
to go and having lost only two tricks
to date, South has the A-J-9-6 of
hearts and nine of clubs, while
dummy has the K-10-8 of hearts, a
diamond and a club.

Declarer next leads dummy’s
remaining diamond and ruflS it as
East discards a spade. South’ then
exits with the nine of clubs.

As a result of this serics of plays,
the contract is now secure. It does
not matter to declarer which oppo-
nent wins the club. He has the A-J-9
of trumps facing the K-10-8, and a
defender is on lead. The queen is
trapped regardless of what happens
next. ‘

In effect, South makes no direct
effort to locate the missing queen. He
simply lets nature take its course.

Tomorrow: Fair exchange is no robbery.
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PRIME Minister

Hubert Ingraham has |
. pledged his support to |g
customs officer Roslyn |
Ritchie, who lost her |
house in a suspected |
arson attack on.
Wednesday.

The customs officer
of 23 years claims she
began receiving death threats
after joining the task force when it
was formed six months ago to
prevent individuals and business-
es from evading import taxes.

Mr Ingraham invited Mrs
Ritchie to meet with him yester-
day, when she told him she

believes the attack was directed at

her because she has been putting
her best efforts into her job.

She said: “I relayed to him
everything and he was very con-
cerned and sympathetic. He did-
n’t make any promises but I am
confident that he will do every-
thing he can.

“At least it made me feel a lot
better because it showed me that
‘I am not alone out there, that

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they do care.”

The athe of-three
fas not been offered any
accommodation or finan-
cial assistance by Mr
Ingraham or Comptrol-
ler of Customs Anthony
Adderley, and is staying
with her husband and

| homes.
Her ten-room house in

Haven Estates, off East
Street South, Nassau,
burned for nearly four hours on
Wednesday afternoon leaving
nothing behind.

- Neighbours reported seeing a
red car pass the house shortly
before it burst into flames and
police have launched an inten-
sive investigation into the sus-

_ pected arson attack.

Customs officers concerned for
their own safety have attacked
the comptroller for allegedly hav-
ing a heartless response to the

suspected attack, and criticised ©

him for not offering her protec-
tion earlier.

The officers, some of whom
claim to have been subjected to

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PICTURED IS ONE of the hundreds of babies that. have been cared for in
the Nazareth Centre since it opened in 2001. Administrator Sister Annie
. Thompson says many of them end up there because their mothers have

‘fallen through the cracks’ in society. ° SEE STORY PAGE TWO

Comptroller of
Customs speaks
out on corruption
investigations

@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

AFTER a sustained silence

in the face of frequent media
inquiries, the comptroller of
customs has finally decided to
speak out on the growing deba-
cle surrounding internal cor-
ruption investigations facing the

-. department.

At an arranged press confer-
ence to be held at Customs

headquarters on Thompson

Boulevard today, media repre-
sentatives are expected to quiz
comptroller Anthony Adderley
on several looming issues.
Allegations of arson against
officer Roslyn Ritchie’s home,

SEE page eight

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“MOTORISTS flooded. The

Tribune with calls last night to
express outrage that govern-
ment workers were digging up

Eastern road during rush hour —

causing huge traffic jams. -

One driver said it had taken
him an hour to get from
Dowdeswell Street to the Esso
On The Run station on East
Bay Street, where he was sit-
ting at a standstill at 7pm.

- “This is absolutely ridiculous;
I had to turn around and go”™

back t to work: or face hours i in

traffic,” one caller.

' “People are starting to lose
it. They are shouting at each
other and going the wrong way
down one streets!” added °

-another.

Traffic was virtually frozen.
and backed up through the east-
ern part of downtown up to
press time last night.

Side streets off Shirley Street

SEE page eight

COB to drop deferred —
payment rate for students

@ By ALEX MISSICK
- Tribune Staff Reporter

THE College of the Bahamas has announced
that it will drop the deferred payment rate for stu-
dents and offer counselling services for those

who lost their jobs.

COB president Janyne Hodder said there are
three distinct groups she feels need to be focused
on — students who are studying abroad, those
who lost their jobs and the current students and

their families.

“Anything that we have done in the past year
has been to benefit the students.. We have decid-

Janyne ws



ed to decrease the amount that one first needed
to put on that deferred payment plan, It was 60 per cent and we are now

SEE page eight

é

‘Striking out’ application made

in case of church appointments

_@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

SUBMISSIONS on a “strik-
ing out” application in the case
of a founding member of First
Baptist Church and the church’s
pastor and pastor-elect were

presented in Supreme Court

yesterday.

-Rev Harold-Bodie, a found-
ing member of First Baptist
Church, is seeking a Supreme

Court declaration that the
appointment of Rev Diana
Francis as pastor-elect and co-
pastor of the church is null and
void and deemed a contraven-
tion of article 16 of the associa-
tion’s memorandum. ;
Rev Bodie is also seeking a
declaration that all positions of
the church’s executive board

SEE page 10

Staff at pre-school voice concern
about drug dealers in the area

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

STAFF at a local pre-school say the area is infested with drug
dealers and undesirables, but that their calls for help have fallen on

- deaf ears.

Dieon Rolle, managing director of Mother’s Heart Nursery and
Pre-school on Golden Sun Drive, said a group of men in the area

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aehens have ‘fallen through the cracks’

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

AS ITS 40 plus children —
abandoned, neglected, abused
and orphaned — prepare to enjoy
a donated thanksgiving meal,
Nazareth Centre administrator
Sister Annie Thompson says
many of them end up there
because their mothers have “fall-
en through the cracks” in society.

This week The Bahamas cele-
brates National Women’s Week.






It is intended to commemorate
great women, the 46th anniver-
sary of women’s right to vote and
to serve as a platform to discuss
the status of women in society.

Suffering

According to Sister Annie,
who also sits on the National
Women’s Advisory Council and
the Bureau of Women’s Affairs,
although the country has many
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the “masses” are “stuck in a rut”,
suffering from a lack of self
belief.

She draws a link between this
and the number of children

which are admitted to the tem- |

porary protective shelter.

One four month old baby, who
has been in the centre since she
was only a few weeks old, arrived
after being abandoned at a
friend’s home by her mother who
was herself being abused by her
daughter’s father.

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keep the baby, the Department
of Social Services came into the
picture and shortly afterwards
she was placed in the care of the
Nazareth Centre, located in Mil-
lenium Gardens, and its 30 staff
and volunteers.

“We tend in the Bahamas to,
since some women have come so
far, we tend to look at the few
successful women and think that
on a whole we are going places.

Approach

“But the masses are still falling
through the cracks and my ques-
tion was how do we assist these
women to get out of this rut? I

don’t have the answer but J think |

it’s a gradual approach and
method of trying to get women
to believe in themselves. That’s
the key,” said the 57-year-old

administrator and former school’

principal.

Over and above the number
of stable, successful women in
the Bahamas are “a lot more”
who have “not found their
niche”, she added.

“And so my thinking is that to
whom much is given, much is

‘asked.

“We need to as much as we
possibly can, reach out to these
women so that they can avoid
getting into these situations
because ‘of stupid reasons,” said
the nun. ne

Of the “43 to 46” children
between the ages of 0 and 12 in
the centre at present around a
quarter fall into each of the
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed categories, with about one per
cent orphaned.

- Most stay at the centre from
anywhere between two to three
months to three years, with the
hope that eventually their par-
ents can elevate themselves to a

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point where they can successful-
ly nurture their child.

Sister Annie said problems for
their mothers, reflected in their
inability to care for their depen-
dents, can arise out of the fact

that their low self-esteem inclines ,

them towards becoming involved
with men who hold on to the
“old image that women are sup-
posed to be barefoot and in the
kitchen.”

“You’re not supposed to be
out working. If you’re out work-
ing and you’re making more
money than J am, then that’s a
problem. They don’t know how
to really balance that kind of
thing. So you will find that the
people who are in these situa-
tions are caught up with these
fellas who are still. in that mind-
set. The fellas that move from
that mindset need to assist the
young men coming up,” said Sis-
ter Annie.

The Nazareth Centre opened
in April 2001 and is administered
by the government in conjunc-

tion with the Roman Catholic

Archdiocese.
Since it opened, “several hun-
dred” children have slept. in its

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neatly kept dormitories. Only
around 15 per cent of the chil-
dren enjoy supervised visits from
a parent, at the discretion of
Social Services.

At present, the facility is |
slightly over capacity and occa-
sionally has to turn down chil-
dren recommended for protec-
tion by Social Services. They will
then seek shelter for them at one
of several other children’ s homes

on the island.

Attention

Sister Annie says this is for the
best, as children will not get the
attention they deserve.

“If you have two or three peo- °
ple taking care of 14 children, or

' 16 children, that’s a lot. ©

“We have been over for neces-
sity cases, but you don’t want to
just house them, you also want to
give them individual attention —
spiritually, emotionally and edu- ©
cationally.

» “J evaluate it and if I think ©

we’re really going to be doing a
disservice to the child, I say no,”
said Sister Annie. .








THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL aS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, PAGE 3



Push for legal
gambling for
Bahamians
continues

THE Ad-Hoc Committee
for Gaming Reform
announced yesterday that it
would hold a public forum to
discuss the country’s “discrim-
inatory and restrictive” gam-
ing laws.

In the latest step in its fight
against the ban on gambling
by locals, the committee said it
will shortly extend invitations
to senior government officials,
church leaders, gaming indus-
try stakeholders, special inter-
est groups and various profes-
sionals.

“Prohibition of Bahamians
from gaming is unacceptable
in the minds of the majority of

Bahamians, including the i

Gaming Board. It has openly
advocated for a review of gam-
ing law and publicly offered
that Bahamians should be
allowed to legally wager,” said
the committee in a statement.

The forum is tentatively
scheduled for the second week
in December with the time,
exact date and location to be
announced shortly, the com-
mittee'said.

“Media‘discussion of the
matter has been frequent and
probing. Membership of the
committee has grown and pub-
lic debate has heightened,” the
committee said.

Committee members said
they have met with the Gam-
ing Board and there is agree-
ment on the need for govern-
ment to appoint a select com-
mittee to work out a legisla-
tive reform package immedi-
ately.

ages illegal gaming across the
country,” the statement said.”
Private interests are profiting
in the current context to the
considerable disadvantage of
the public treasury.”

Sidney Strachan, chairman
for the Ad-Hoc Gaming
Reform Committee, said: “We

intend to make it a public -

event and hope to see broad
discussion of the issue. The
audience will be invited to ask
questions of the panel.
Undoubtedly there will be con-
siderable interest in the gov-
ernment’ Ss position.”

St Andrew's Schoo!
celebrates 60
years of excellence
in elucation

ST Andrew’s School was
established in 1948 and since
then has made its mark as one
of the most outstanding insti-
tutions in the Bahamas.

On Saturday, the school will
celebrate its 60th anniversary
with the Diamond Jubilee
Celebration at the Atlantis
Crown Ballroom on Paradise
Island.

Proceeds from the event
will benefit the school’s pro-
grammes, as well as support
the school’s endowment funds.

The Diamond Jubilee Cele-
bration will feature entertain-
ment by the Portobello
Ceilidh Band and Modern
Vintage.

Other highlights of the .
evening will include a silent
auction featuring luxurious
hotel stays, spectacular jewelry
and unique art.

“When St Andrew’s School
first opened its doors at the
Kirk, it was impossible to fore-
see in 1948 that our journey
. into the future would bring to
the students of St Andrew’s
learning opportunities through
integrated studies, experiential
~ learning, scholarship pro-
grammes, athletics, the arts
and community partnerships,”
said Bob Wade, principal of St
Andrew’s School.

lm CORRECTION

IN YESTERDAY ’S Tri-
bune Obituaries, it was incor-,
rectly reported that Rev
Timothy Stewart would cel-
ebrate 26 years as pastor of
Bethel Baptist Church on
December 30, 2008.

In fact, Rev Stewart will
commemorate the anniver-

_ sary at the historic church on
Meeting Street on Sunday
November 30, with a service
at 9.30am.

A second service will
begin at 6.30pm.

The Tribune would like to
apologise for'any inconve-
nience this error may have
caused.

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Some banks to ease
burden on those who
can’t meet car payments

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter



IN THE wake of mass lay-offs due to a depressed
economy, it is expected that banks will have had to
start repossessing the most common items for which
persons take out loans — vehicles. However, some
banks in the Bahamas have taken a different
approach to those who can no longer make. pay-
ments, offering them payment package options to
ease their burden.

One car lot owner told The Tribune yesterday
that he has seen an increase in the number of vehi-
cles in his lot which formerly belonged persons who
could not afford to pay the banks on time.

But, he added: “Even though I see an increase of

cars coming in, many go right back out to the same
person who owned it, as the banks are now seeming
to try to work with those persons.”

One of the head managers at Commonwealth

Bank said it is the best interest of the bank to work
with the customer, which is something Common-
wealth Bank has already started to do.

“What the industry is doing is trying to assist cus-
tomers in any way possible. At the end of the day,
you can repossess someone’s car who isn’t work-
ing and they still cannot pay you. So all you have is
a vehicle and a loan that is still standing so it’s in the
best interest of the bank to work something out
with that customer. It might not be the payment
that you want but it is better than getting nothing at
all,” he said.

Senior vice president of credit risk at Caminbne
wealth Bank, Denise Turnquest, said vehicle repos-
sessions is a last resort for the bank, as the staff are
doing everything they can to work with their cus-
tomers.

. “We certainly have not seen an increase (in repos-
sessions) when we compare this year with last year.
We are working with our customers due to the eco-
nomic situation.

“We are trying every option to work with cus-
tomers on a case by case basis because everyone’s

situation is different. We will do all we can to work °

with them until the economic environment changes,”
Mrs Turnquest said.

Attorney announces his
plan to ‘save the nation’

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter.

AS ECONOMIC and social

try, a prominent attorney yes- -
terday announced his plan to
“save the nation.”

Godfrey ‘Pro’ Pinder told
reporters at a press conference
in Rawson Square that Bahami-
ans must learn to deal with their
own problems and come up
with a plan to save the nation. |

He said that in order to
ensure that this plan is a suc-
cess, Bahamians must put God
first.

Outlining his nine-point plan
to “save the nation,” Mr Pin-
der said Bahamians must first
learn to be their brother’s keep-
er. He said the country’s politi-
cal climate also needs to change.

“We must get away from the
patronising attitude of merely
making promises to people
every five years during election
time,” he said.

“The people must be able to
complain about their assembly-
man, about genuine problems
and expect genuine solutions,”
he added.

Mr Pinder called for eco-
nomic diversification and the
strengthening of the middle
class by establishing small busi-
nesses and creating jobs. He
said that Bahamians must fish,
farm and harvest raw materials
for pharmaceuticals. poe 9

He also called for better edu-
cation, as D+ is the national
average.

Mr Pinder said greater effort
needs to be made to curb crime
in the country.

He called on professionals
and members of the religious
sector to get involved.

Mr Pinder said the govern-
ment cannot address these ills
alone.

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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Need for technicians

LAST MONTH Education Minister Carl
Bethel, speaking at the opening of National
Careers Day, told of the desperate need to let
Bahamian students see “the dignity that there is
in the technical side of education.” He said he

wanted the youth to be exposed to the “dignity .

of hard work.”

He said that this country needs more than
doctors and lawyers. It was in desperate need of
medical technicians, engineers, plumbers and
electricians.

“We need electricians,”
carpenters.”

We also need investors and construction
work to start to create employment for both
the skilled and unskilled.

And if there are not enough skilled Bahami-
ans for jobs to start, then to get both the skilled

he said, “we need

_and unskilled workers in this country employed, ©
Immigration will have to grant needed work .

permits to get shovels in the ground.

“Tn the last several weeks hundreds and hun-
dreds of Bahamian workers have been sent
home, whether by way of terminations or layoffs
as a claimed result by employers of the dire
economic conditions presently being experi-
enced in this country. The numbers of the unem-
ployed are steadily swelling with new members
being added almost every day,” said PLP chair-
man Glenys Hanna-Martin. She urged govern-
ment to “reinstate with uncompromising vigour
the policy of Bahamianisation, bending over
backwards to ensure that no job vacancy in this
country will be filled by an expatriate when
there is a Bahamian who is. able to competent-
‘ly fill that post.”

Our experience with Immigration is. that it
has never ceased to ensure that no Bahamian is
waiting in the wings who is both competent and
willing to do the job. Also what many Bahami-
ans, particularly those blinded by politics, fail to
realise is that.an employer would prefer to hire
a competent Bahamian with the right attitude
and work ethic over a foreigner if only for the

fact that it is less expensive to do so. Immigra- |

tion work permit fees are climbing to such pro-
hibitive heights that a company will only hire a
foreigner if he is essential to the business and a
Bahamian of equal skills can’t be found.

So it is useless for unionists to say that no
work permit should be granted if Bahamians are
jobless. Should immigration follow this policy as
stupidly and vindictively as did the Pindling
government, employment in the country will
not increase. No construction can continue if
there are not enough carpenters, plumbers,
electricians and other skilled members of the
trade to undertake a large project.

‘Most of the Bahamians now being laid off are
waiters, waitresses, bell boys, porters and per-
sons doing unskilled jobs in the tourist industry.
They haven’t the skills needed in the construc-
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persons, this country will certainly be in a sorry
state.

If Bahamianisation is to be feinstated with
the “uncompromising vigour” ofthe Pindling

era, then this country will be béaten to the .

ground, and Bahamians will suffer a lengthy
recession.

The Tribune can write a best seller on the
PLP meaning of “uncompromising” Bahami-

anisation and how it stifles and slows down

industry. :

In our case the “uncompromising” victimi-
sation was used politically to crush this news-
paper. It is only because we refused — even to
the detriment of our own health — to bow to
the dictates of the little tyrant that Bahamians
today can express themselves freely and change
their governments when they go to the polls.

However, what PLP Bahamianisation meant
to The Tribune was that instead of creating

jobs for Bahamians, it removed all our training —

programmes, and shut off employment. Depart-
ments were closed, people were replaced by
modern technology. The editorial department,
where we did a lot of training ourselves, suffered
the most. As the only two qualified persons in
this department — the Editor and Managing
Editor — had to devote themselves totally,

‘almost around the clock, to producing a daily

newspaper, all training programmes had to stop.
We also had a training school, which operated
successfully for a year. At the end of the year it
had to be closed when the permit for the qual-
ified journalist, hired to do nothing but instruct
young Bahamian writers in a.classroom setting,
was refused by Immigration.

Hopefully.we have matured from the dark
ages. We now have. an enlightened immigra-
tion minister in the person of Mr Branville
McCartney, who, having been in business him-
self, knows how employers suffer at the hands of
persons who fail to understand the needs of
employers, and cannot comprehend that when
time is wasted, so is money. Of course, when
money is wasted, businesses close and-workers

.walk the streets. That is what PLP Bahamiani-

sation meant to this country, and that is why
there were so many unemployed persons when
the Pindling government was defeated.

Pindling promised jobs for all by 1980. He .

failed to deliver. On the defeat of his govern-
ment in 1992 he told a reporter: “We knew peo-
ple were hurting, we knew that homes were
being sold, we knew that parents were taking
kids out’ of school. We-didn’t think that this
would have affected them so drastically in deter-
mining what they would do during the elec-
tion.”

We have to get people back to work, but it
has to be done in such a way. that businesses can
function and hiring can continue. The Immi-
gration Department has to handle the granting

» or denial. of work permits with intelligence and

a sensitivity to the needs of the market.



Embarrassing
elays plague
judicial system

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Opposition Member of Par-
liament for Cat Island, Mr
Philip “Brave” Davis recently
said in Parliament that it is his

view that because of the num-

ber of persons currently charged
with murder, it is likely that
some of those persons so

_charged, may never be tried.

This is indeed very scary.

Embatrassing delays plague
our judicial system.

We have a system that pro-
vides trials set so far into the
future that further serious
crimes are committed while
accused persons are out on bail.

A basic premise of Bahamian
law is that a person charged
with a crime is presumed inno-
cent until proven guilty.

Bail is intended to recognise
that presumption and allow
people who are charged with
an offence to continue in their
daily lives until and unless they
are convicted and sentenced.

In fact, bail is so important
that the Constitution speaks to
persons charged with an offence
having the right not to be
denied reasonable bail without
just cause. ~

But the presumption of inno-

cence does not require that bail
must always be granted toevery |

person charged with an offence.

Bail is not allowed to people -

who are likely to run off, com-
mit other crimes while on






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release, or whose crimes are so

shocking as to make.their -

release scandalous.

Bail requires a balancing of
the rights of an accused and the
safety of society.

And it is that balancing that is
set awry by delays in the crimi-
nal justice system as a whole.

The trouble is that bail is
intended to be a brief interim

step in the process leading to,
trial. But time between arrest |

and trial is no longer brief.

It is now common to see cas-
es where the crimes alleged
took place five years or more
before the trial.

What happened to the days

when a murder committed in °

January, the accused had a jury
trial in June and the Court of
Appeal decision in November?

Back in the day, less signifi-
cant cases moved even faster.

Today, we have a completely
different situation.

The enormous system delays
make the decision to grant or
deny bail vastly more important
than ever before.

Failure to grant bail can send
an innocent accused to jail for
years; granting bail wrongly,
puts society at terrible risk.

The decision to grant bail,
inevitably, is coloured by the
realisation that a refusal to grant
bail can lead to a lengthy prison
sentence for someone who has
not been, and may not be, con-
victed of a crime.

The only way to fix this prob-
lem is to make the system move
faster.

The underlying laws govern-
ing bail needs to be revisited to

‘protect society and'the .ights of

accused.

This will require ensuring that
criminal trials really do take
place promptly and tnat will
require an overhaul to the sys-
tem as a whole.

More than mere tinkering is
needed.

We have to accept that a
speedy trial is essential to hav-
ing a fair justice system and the
failure to move cases along puts
everyone, not just‘the accused
at risk.

Changes can be made but we
need strong leadership. The
need to change our system is
not a matter of being “tough on
crime” or politics at all, it is a
matter of making the system
work.

We know what must be done.

We now need to summon the
courage to do it.

JERRY ROKER
‘ Nassau
November 26, 2008.

Why not move the capital
from Nassau to —* |

EDITOR, The Tribune.

“YES we can” is the catch-
phrase of the year. |

It is all too obvious that Nas-
sau is, overcrowded, hit.--and -
miss utilities, bad roads, and the
list goes on.

Freeport has wide open
spaces, good roads and a com-
plete absence of horrendous
traffic jams.

What to do?’

Why not move either the
Judiciary or the Legislature, or

+ -sfeaery both, i i.e. the capital
from Nassau to Freeport and
leave Nassau as the main Finan-
cial Centre.

The result?

_A shot in the arm for
Freeport and the saving of a
creaking, run down, over-
‘crowded Nassau.

For Nassau - read, for exam-
ple, New York/Wall Street/a
vacation centre.

For Freeport - uaa Wash-
ington, DC.

And then - Why not build

that bridge from Abaco to
Grand Bahama.

The cost? ...

Make it a toll bridge and issue
bonds for the construction.

Needless to say all this will
soak up a lot of the present
unemployment:

INTERESTED
SPECTATOR
Nassau,
November, 2008.

Profits are nice, gouging is not

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I DON’T know if anybody
else is watching but oil, on the
international markets, closed
below $50 per barrel last Fri-

day, the 21 November, the first:

time it has been to this price
since late in 2006. I trust that

BEC will be able to bring down
its “fuel surcharge” to reflect
this dramatic drop. Just so that
everybody can be on the same
page, the fuel surcharge on my
December .2006 billing was
0.099141 and the same charge
on my last bill for Septem-
ber/October 2008 was 0.212803!

While I am moaning I would
also like to remind the garages
and motoring stores selling oil
of this huge movement in the

price of oil. One day last week I |

purchased a gallon of Cas-



trol GTX 10w-30 engine oil ata -
price of $27.15; this was, I think,
two days after I had seen an
advertisement on American TV
where Advance Auvo Parts
stores in Florida are selling
exactly the same product at
$15.99!

I appreciate that profits are
nice, but gouging is definitely
not.

PETER ARMSTRONG
Nassau,
N ovember, 2008.

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Abaco’s volunteer
firefighters fear they
are ill-equipped for
airport emergencies

VOLUNTEER firefighters
in Abaco are concerned that
they are ill-equipped to tackle
emergencies at Marsh Har-
bour’s international airport.

They fear their inability to
meet FAA standards will result
in a cut in flights from the Unit-
ed States, worsening an already
declining island economy.

The local voluntary unit was
given the job of taking care of
airport fires after a govern-
ment-owned firetruck devel-
oped transmission problems
last week.

“But one source told The Tri-
bune yesterday: “We are not
really equipped to do this, and
our fear is that the FAA will
step in and halt international
flights into Marsh Harbour.
That would be very bad for the
island economy.’

He added: “If we take on the
job, we don’t have a whole lot
of confidence in the govern-
ment getting the truck fixed.”

Local sources claim the
government firetruck had
been bought against expert
advice. /

Apart from costing twice as
much as the truck recom-
mended by local firemen, it has
no proper radio and an auto-
matic transmission that can’t
be fixed on the island, it is
claimed.

“Now we have a situation
where the truck doesn’t work -
and we have been asked to step
in and fill the gap,’ > the source
added.

Marsh Harbour handles
heavy international traffic from
Miami, Fort Lauderdale and
West Palm Beach.

Apart from commercial
flights, it is popular. with pri-
vate fliers, especially those who
have second homes on Abaco.

The airport is a vital key to
Abaco’s economic success, as
American tourists and the sec-
ond home market are impor-
tant revenue earners.

Galls to the Manager at
Marsh:Harbour airport were
not. returned up to press time
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THANKSGIVING weekend
spells sales for thousands of shop-

pers but this year’s economic cri-

sis has led airlines to reduce
flights and consumers to hold
back.

Although flights from Nassau
to Miami, Ft Lauderdale and
Orlando are fully booked this
weekend, there are fewer flights
than at this time last year.

Nassau Airport Development
company (NAD) spokeswoman
Lori Chambers said: “We are see-

“In addition, we've seen a
decline in the number of flights
operating to Florida this year dur-
ing the Thanksgiving holiday peri-
od, however the airlines report
the flights that are operating are
full.”

Theresa Neilly at Stuart's Tour
and Travel Service in East Street
South said some shoppers have
been trying to book flights this
week regardless of economic
“warnings, but have been forced
to abandon their plans or change
their schedule.

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ing an approximate 10 per cent
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Understanding on visa waiver for diplomats

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of Understanding on the waiver of visas for holders of diplomatic and
official passports.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symon-
ette signed on behalf of the Bahamas and Ambassador Louis Harold
Joseph on behalf of the Republic of Haiti..

“This Memorandum of Understanding is'a reciprocal agreement .

providing for the waiver of visa requirement for diplomats and officials
from both countries,” Mr Symonette said. :

“This waiver will also facilitate the closer collaboration between our
two countries, as both Haitian and Bahamian diplomats and officials can
travel to the respective country without a visa.

“This ease of travel by our diplomats and officials is a sign of the deep-
ening of our relationship and a further strengthening of the bonds that
have shaped the social and historical development of the two countries.”

Mr Symonette thanked the Haitian Ambassador for his work in

assisting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in fostering relations between.

both countries, which he considered to be “working as smoothly as pos-
sible and we look forward to 2009 being a very productive year.”
Ambassador Joseph said Haiti was “very grateful” for the assistance

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Recommended books on Bahamian subjects

GARTH Buckner recently sent
me an advance copy of his new
novel (Thine is the Kingdom,
Ravenna Press, 2008). But since
part of Tough Call's day job is
the distribution of Bahamian
books (or more accurately, books
on Bahamian-related subjects), I
did not feel able to offer an exclu-
sive review in this space. So I
picked a selection of books at ran-
dom to give readers a few ideas
for holiday reading (a complete
list can be
www.bahamasmedia.com

Buckner's 235-page novel
opens with a real slice of island

found at.



life — this particular island, in
fact, and this particular life. A
comical traffic confrontation with
a boat trailer at the infamous
Montagu ramp, where our hero is
regarded as an undesirable inter-
loper by white and black Bahami-

ans alike.

We soon learn precisely why
he deserved such derision. His
father was an American expat
who married a white Bahamian.
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zenship. As he explains: "I fancy
people of the government ilk got
great satisfaction in seeing fami-
lies like mine broken up. They
liked to whittle down the num-
bers of those they fancied did not
belong, those who opposed them
politically. They saw no distinc-
tion between nationality:and their
nationalist party. Everyone else
was suspect."

A pretty accurate description
of Bahamian attitudes during the
Pindling era. Attitudes that have
only lately ameliorated. Buckn-
er throws in lots of charming ver-
nacular phrases to back this up
like: "foreign bitches should car-
ry they stink ass"

Aside from the cultural
cameos such as diving conch,
killing snakes, spearing crawfish,
mutton fishing, drinking, market
brawling and burglar chasing, the
story is all about our hero's quest
for legitimacy — as in citizenship
papers: "You better bribe some-
one quick before they lose your
file," a friend knowingly advises.
"That's how it is...When you're
straight you tell them to carry
their ass. But you, you need to
grease that wheel. That's all them
cocksuckers understand — power
and money. And they trade the
first for the last."

There's even a subplot to burn

the market at the Montagu ramp: .

"This is the right thing to do,"
our hero is told. "These people
have no business license...they
never pay a cent in tax, this mar-
ket is a health hazard: all those
fish guts and conch-slop sitting
out in the hot sun at low tide and

‘then getting carried down to the
- bathing beach. What kind of bac-

teria do you think's in there?
Look, there's no running
water...where do you think these
guys go to the toilet?...It's a pub-
lic health hazard and a blot on
the environment."

All sentiments we can easily
agree with. But eventually,
because by some peculiar twist

of fate our hero js the legitimate °

son of a foreign father and a
Bahamian mother, he pays his
immigration bribe and is sudden-
ly transformed into a person wor-
thy of politeness and attention,
who is commended to have "a
blessed day." ©

This book is a series of cultur-

al cameos that most Bahamians
will find familiar and entertain-
ing, if not always agreeable. Buck-

_ ner no doubt draws on his child-

hood in this regard. Born in Lon-
don, he came to Nassau at the
age of six in 1977 and is now a
citizen who serves on the board of
BTC. "I wanted to write a novel
about Nassau... the colour, the
seascapes, the architecture, the
history, the music," he told Tough
Call. "There is a lot that is beau-

tiful and of value. But there is a
darker side, one of lawlessness
and a disrespect for others."

Educated in Boston and New
York, Buckner has an under-
graduate degree in politics and a
Master's in land development and
finance, which puts him in good
stead as a realtor. His father,
Hugh Buckner, developed Sandy-
port out west. :

"By the time I moved to New
York I had read a great deal and
was trying to write," he told me.
"I met Gordon Lish, a former
Esquire and Knopf editor, who
had been known as 'Captain Fic-
tion' in the 70s'and 80s. Lish took
me under his wing and taught me
the craft of writing. Through him
I met some of the New York lit-
erary set. I went on to publish a
few short stories in leading liter-
ary journals and Lish championed
my first novel, The Origins of
Solitude, and after it was rejected
by the big publishing houses, he
found me a home with the small
but respected Ravenna Press."

According to Buckner, the
hero of his new novel is "forced
by circumstances to make a
choice he would rather not make.
The novel is the story of how he
comes to this: juncture and how

his choice changes him...the book .

is really about a very basic human

conflict and could be set any- ¢

where. But by grounding it in a
real place that I know, I hope to
better to show these things."

Bahama Saga

Bahamian novelists are a rare
breed (even when we use the
term very loosely). In addition to
Buckner they include Peter Bar-

-Tatt, a British-born architect who

came here in 1964 and helped
design Freeport, becoming a
founder of the Lucayan National
Park. His 2003 novel, Bahama

- Saga, was revised and republished

this year by AuthorHouse Pub-
lishers. Barratt/wrote the defini-

tive history of Grand Bahama.

(which carries the same name)
but his 340-page novel covers the
full sweep of Bahamian history
from Lucayan Indian occupation

‘to the present day, following two

families of different race over a
dozen. generations to give a
human dimension to the story.
According to historian Sandra
Riley. (author of Homeward
Bound and The Lucayans),
"Bahama Saga is richly textured
with historical detail and human
motivation....For those who like
their history fictionalised and |
their fiction historicalised, this is ~
the book to choose?i..Fot ‘the ©
modern period.Barratt heightens
the narrative by presenting real-
life characters in thinly-veiled dis-
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this autobiographic coming-of-
age novel published by Lynne
Rienner in 1997. It is described
by one reviewer as “a ‘journey
within' in both a. personal and
political sense. In following the
rites of passage of Tree Bodie,
Strachan provides the reader with
the internal struggles, pleasures,
and pain of growing up in the
Bahamas."
Cleolamae

Bahamas-based Trini lawyer
Joseph Ledee published this his-
torical novel (Media Enterprises,
1999) and followed it up with a
compendium of short stories and
creative writings called Hydra-
cote (Media Enterprises, 2001).
Cleolamae is described as a fable
of Bahamian life that "highlights
the history and culture of the
Bahamian people with whom the
author has spent most of his life."

Folk Tales of Andros Island,
Bahamas -

If you want "real" folk tales
from Andros, look no further
than this reprint by Elsi Clews
Parsons. Originally published in
1918 by the American Folklore
Society it has been reissued by
Kessinger Publishing. This 168-
page paperback features an intro-
duction and list of informants that
will be of interest to anyone. of
Androsian descent, together with
over a hundred amusing stories
from our childhood's childhood.
"Resemblances between the
Bahamas and the Cape Verde
Islands tales, not only in patterns
but in many minor details, I found
startling," Parsons says. "What-
ever may have been the prove-
nance of the tales in Africa, Por-
tuguese or other, I have no doubt
that by far the greater number of
the Bahama tales were learned
there...in Africa." ,

A Shift in the Light

Former COB lecturer Patricia
Glinton-Meicholas' 2001 novel
(Guanma Press, 347 pages):is an
expression of cultural national-
ism, offering a chronology of a
Bahamian family and a socio-
political history spanning the last
half century.. According to review-
er Marjorie Brooks-Jones, the
novel "instantiates the modula-
tion from an unqualified asser-
tion of nation to a more complex
representation and interrogation
of nation and nationalism."
Ahem.

The Island Airman

For lighter fare, turn to this
well-written autobiography by
former airline pilot Paul Aranha
‘(Media Enterprises,’ 2006), This

‘i; 243-page paperback; coveérs:the
period from 1936 to the 1970s. It
is a tale that wanders through the
history and geography of the
Bahamas. Aranha obtained his
', pilot's license at the age‘of17 and
never looked back - logging

. 16,000 hours in over 50 years of
flying, and eventually coming to ©
own the largest air taxi service in
the Bahamas, Trans Island Air-
ways.

Pirates of the Bahamas

This colourfully illustrated and
easily read book (Media Enter-
prises, 2008, 64 pages) was written
by David Cook, a British-born
teacher who spent many years in
the Bahamian school system and
lives on Grand Bahama. "This:
book is about piracy in the
Bahamas," he says in the pref-
ace, "and in it I shall try to explain
why these islands played such an
important rdle and how piracy
was ended here, only for the
romantic view of piracy to emerge
afresh in the 21st century." The

‘book summarises everything you
need to know about pirates, con-
cluding with an account of the

filming of "Pirates of the
Caribbean" on Grand Bahama.
The author, as it turns out, played
a bit part as a double for Boot-
strap Jack. °

Harbour Island Story

Here's another trip down nos-
talgia lane. Written by the late
Paul Albury's daughter, Anne,
and her husband, Jim Lawlor, this
308-page book (Macmillan
caribbean, 2008) covers the
breadth of Harbour Island's
development. Dunmore Town
once ranked as the country's most
important settlement, and today
its Loyalist architecture and pink
sand beach support a lucrative.
upscale tourism and second home
sector. In fact, the island is a vic-
tim of its own success — perched
on a tipping point of social break-
down and environmental disas-
ter. This book, gives some insight
into how this predicament
evolved. According to a foreword
by Gail Saunders, ‘it is written in
a free-flowing style and chapters
on shipbuilding, wrecking and
hurricanes are particularly enjoy-
able, incorporating some of Dr
Paul Albury's wonderful stories."
It is described as a significant
addition to Bahamian historiog-
raphy, even though my 85-year-

. Old father (who was posted to the

island during the second world
war) insists that no American
troops ever set foot there, as the
authors suggest.
New Negroes from Africa
This is the intriguing title of a
book (Indiana University Press,
2006) by Rosanne Marion Adder-
, ley on free African settlement in
the Bahamas and Trinidad during
the 19th century. The author
(who is Paul Adderley's daugh-

SEE page nine
i a ee ore



THE Bahamas Internation-
al Film Festival (BIFF) is giv-
ing away five golden tickets
which will grant winners
unprecedented access to the
gala events, behind the scenes
activities, the attending celebri-
ties, and a possible crack at
stardom.

The much anticipated open-
ing of film festival (BIFF),
which runs from December 4
to December 11, marks the
fifth year anniversary of this
Bahamian event.

To ensure that the festival is
enjoyed by as many Bahami-
ans as possible, BIFF, in part-
nership with Starbucks, has

launched the first-time “Gold- -

en Ticket to Cinema in Par-
adise” contest, allowing five
lucky winners to get up close
to behind the scenes discus-
sions, parties, celebrity net-
working and possibly a walk-
on role:in an upcoming film.

Contestants

Potential contestants can vis-
it one of seven Star Bucks loca-

tions up-until December 3 to

see if they can make a lucky
pick from the Golden Ticket
Contest Box.

There are four all-access pass

Golden Tickets valued at $500

each, allowing the winners to
attend the Chopard/Versace
VIP reception; the opening
night film “Rain”, which was
filmed in the Bahamas; the
closing night gala film "Miracle
At St Anna" from director
Spike Lee; the closing night
party at Luciano's; 48 screening



LESLIE VANDERPOOL said she
feels it is important that ‘BIFF
continues to be accessible to all of
those who love movies and are
interested in the film industry.’

vouchers and access to the

filmmaker's lounge.

The fifth Golden Ticket win-
ner will get a walk-on role for
an upcoming film shot here in
the Bahamas.

A live remote with Cool 98.7
will be broadcast from Star-
bucks on Saturday, November
29. People will be able to enjoy
Starbucks refreshments and
watch trailers from select films
which will be shown at this
year's festival.

The winners. will be
announced in The Tribune on
Thursday, December 3.

“The contest is a part of our
commitment to making sure
that the local community will
support BIFF events and
screenings," said BIFF founder
and executive director Leslie
Vanderpool. -

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provide access to its buffet of
culture to everyone and has
created a way to do that for the
contest winners. This isn't the
only way to be a part of the
festival, but it is one fun way
that people can participate.
BIFF offers many opportuni-
ties via parties, film screenings,
and workshops to be a part of
this global perspective to inde-
pendent film right here on the
island,” festival organisers said
yesterday in a press statement.

Ms Vanderpool said she feels
it is important that "BIFF con-
tinues to be accessible to all of
those who love movies and are
interested in the film industry.”

“In celebrating our fifth
year, it is very important that
we give back to the community
that has brought it so much
success in such a short period
of time"

BIFF has also come full cir-
cle by showcasing the movie
"Rain", which started with a
script at BIFF's 2005 Filmmak-
er Residency programme and
recently premiered to critical
acclaim at the Toronto Inter-

national Film Festival.

“Rain”, from Bahamian
writer/director Maria Govan,
stars Renel Brown, an 11th

grade student at C V Bethel

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At the BIFF Filmmaker Res-
idency programme, the script
received much warranted
attention — connecting director
Maria Govan to producers who
participated in the residency
programme, and who then
helped open the door to fund-
ing and making the film a real-
ity.

“Rain” will be showh on
Thursday, December 4, as the
opening night film for BIFF at
the National Performing Arts
Centre on Shirley Street.

Film

This year, BIFF will show-
case 80 films from 22 different
countries.

The ticket price for each film
screening at the National Per-

forming Arts Center and the
Galleria 6 JFK will be $5.

The full BIFF programme is _
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at www. bintlfilmfest.com.

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November 30th 2008 at 10:00am at New Providence Seventh
Day Adventist Church, Soldier Road. Officiating will be Pastor
Jeremiah Duncombe, Assisted by other. ministers-of the gospel
and Interment will follow in Old Trail Cemetery. Services have
been entrusted to GateWay Memorial Funeral: a Chapel, Mount
Royal Ave and Kenwood Street.





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Left to cherish his memories are, his wife, Lerigan Rahming; |
daughter, Vv. Caroline Rahming;1 son,lsaace; atthe All Jr. of Ft.
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“Phillip and Nathaniel Adams, and Betram. Sands uinnreny
Lashanda, Lavar and. Lavon Albury, ‘Kendall ‘and | Ajeannie
Clarke; great grandchild, Fraira. Seymour; neices ‘and nephews
including, William Rahming’ of Freeport, Elgin, Christopher,
Cyril Jr., of Miami Fla, Pauletate; Elkino, Ashley, Shania, Phillip
Jr., Phillipa, Krystal, Phillton and Kenny Adams, Monique Chase -
of West Palm Beach Fla, Monique and Valicia-Bennet, Hilton,
’ Tracy, DeAngelo Lowenstein Rahming,; Dwight, Percival and
Tavanto Sands, Cleopatra. Miller, Michael, ‘Michelle, Caroline Jr.,
Mark and Christine McKenzie;. Kenday ASdams of Ft.
Lauderdale Fla; aunt, Zelpha McPhee; cousins, Lena Munroe,
Geleta Simon, Edgar McPhee Jr.,. Floyd ‘McPhee, Babara
McPhee, Clara Burket,. Rebecca and Brenda Rolle, Cinderella
Kelly, Ester Rahming, Jenetta Ferguson, Angie: Thompson and
Laura Forbes, and Mary Pierre, Norris Lennis. and. Alvin
Rahming, Jethro and Jervis Rahming, Joe. Forbes, . Francis
McPhee, Lolli Rahming, Isaac Rolle, Henry. Bullard, Arthur
McPhee and family, Howard. McPhee and ‘family, Jeremiah
Duncombe and family, Stanly McPhee and family; other relative
and friends, Catherine Roker, ‘Icilin: Murphy, Glenda. Andrews,
Isaacs Rolle and family, Cedric Rahming and family, Cynthia and
family, Eric Thompson and family, ‘Gold Misgrove "Candie" the
staff of Princess Margret: Hospital Male Ward. 2, the New
Englerston SDA Church, The Macedonia SDA Church and the
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Saturday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm and.< on Sener ree am.to.
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of New York and formerly of Matthew Town jagulsna will be held on
Saturday November 29th 2008 at 1:30 pm at Zion Baptist Church, East
and Shirley Strteet. Officiating will be the Rev. T.G. Morrison Assisted
by Rev. Olric Smiath and Interment will follow in the Old Trail Cemetery,
Olds Trail Road. Services have been’ entrusted:to’ GateWay. Memorial
Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal and ‘Kenwood Street:











Her memory will live on in the hearts of her daughter, Maria 1 McDonald;
2 grandsons, Gary and Kirk; 1 Sister, Mrs. Doris Fraser of New York;
nieces and nephews, Veronica Smith, Melberth “Charlton, Juanita
Symonette, Caroline and Alexander Major, Jennimae and Yelverton Cox,
Dorothy and Donald Smith, Aramintha and. Bernard ‘Rousseau of
Columbus Ohio, USA, Mrs, Laverne :Wildgoose,, Charles and Crystal
Wildgoose, Mrs. Clarice Wildgooge,Joann Rolle, Robert and Michelle
Wildgoose, Elizabeth and Andre Dean, Melanie and John Beckford,
Adrianne and Cedric Johnson of Long Island, New York; 1 sister-in-law,

Mrs. Rhoda Wildgoose, Lincoln Taylor, Hilda Moss Grand Nephews and
Grand Nieces, Rev. Roderick and Veronica Rolle, Renee Bridgewater,
Deidre and Jason Fritzgerald, Erika Brown, Supt. Sean and Sherinette
Smith, Eric Smith, Rev, Ulric Smith‘and Bonnie Smith, Stanton and
Nadine Charlton, Debroah Charlton, Val Charlton, Alexander Phillip and
Charmine Major, Gregory Major, Lynette Major, Saron and Sharell Cox,
Caleb Cox, Darcy and Kayla Cok, Jade Cox, Terrance and Michelle
Smith, Feodore and Antoinette Smith, 'Nijia Smith, Cassandraa Rosseau
of St. Louis Missouri, Kimberly Rosseau of Ohio, Thomas, Trevor and
Tiffany Wildgoose, Dr. Charles Edward and Danzara Wildgoose, Lacara
and Brandon Wildgoose, Raquelle and Shantell Wildgoose, Corp. Deon
and Khrishna Brown, Deandrea Rolle, Inga Remiska, Shelly and Makhail
Wildgoose, Latya Wildgoose, Erique and Elissa Johnson; 26 Great Grand
Neices and Nephews and a host of other Relative and Friends including,
Mrs. Gertude Clarke and family, Mrs. BettyJo Howard and family, and
other members of the Johnson family Reunion. USA, Mrs. Inez
Farquharson and family of Matthew Town Inagua, Mr. and -Mrs. Vernon
Symonette and family, Mrs. Ida Hanna, The Ford family, The Palacious
family, Henry and Sislyn McIntosh and family, Alice Watson and family,
The Babbs family, Mrs Francie Carey, Rev. Terrance’ and Sis. Royanne
Morrison and The Zion Church family, Ghenen Lindo, Carolyn Ellis,
Albert Gray and Rey. Rocklyn Barbes Jr.






























Friends may pay their last respect at the Funeral Chapel Home on Friday
from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon and
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FROM page one

going to set it down to a third of
the student’s tuition fee and this is
effective right away,” Ms Hod-
der said.

She added that the deferred

‘payment plan was reduced to

make it more accessible for sty-
dents — especially those studying
abroad.

“We know that there may be
situations where families of stu-
dents studying abroad are strug-
gling with how to meet the
demands of their tuition and fees
for the next semester and we are
open to students who want to
come back in this semester for
courses they need,” Mrs Hodder
said.

She urged students and families
who have been affected by job
losses to come in for a college
education.

“We want them to come to us
for upgrading and training and
also for counselling and career
advice. We have planned a lot of
special seminar series for those
persons who have been affected
by job losses,” Ms Hodder said.

LOCAL NEWS

Deferred payment rate

Mr Stanely Smith, director of
counselling and health services,
said his department had realised
that the economic situation the
country is going through has a
far-reaching impact on families.

“We have put together a pro-
gramme which we want to offer
to persons who have lost their
jobs. Our objectives include pro-
viding psychological assistance
and support to these persons, to
provide career planning and
development skills, and to pro-
vide educational information on
coping skills and guidelines for
seeking re-employment,” Mr
Smith said.

As for those who want to con-
tinue with their education or gain
anew skill, Dr Pandora Johnson,
vice-president of the college’s out-
reach programme, said continuing

education and extension services

(CEES) were particularly impor-
tant to what the college wants to
do.

“We have marshalled all of the
forces in our continuing educa-

PM pledges support for customs officer

FROM page one

threats themselves, are calling on Mr Adderley to protect his staff .

and make it clear threats will not be tolerated.
Mrs Ritchie said: “The officers want to see how they deal with this
because it could have been any of them.

“So how they deal with the situation regarding me will determine if |

they have somebody else to pick up the mantle, to try to do the right
thing, or whether they allow the'criminal element to win.
“Not all customs officers are corrupt, there are still some of us out

‘there who are trying to do the right thing and make a difference.”

Mrs Ritchie’s brother, customs officer Livingston Ferguson, claims
the comptroller refused to acknowledge the suspected arson and said
officers who believe their lives are being threatened should leave the
department when he met with him in private yesterday.

Mr Adderley declined to comment on Ms Ferguson’s claims or the

suspicious fire.

A press conference will be held by the Coinpiroller of Customs at
Customs Department headquarters in Thompson Boulevard at 11am

today.

tion unit to highlight those pro-
grammes that we have that lead
almost immediately to employ-
ment,

“So we are inviting persons
who may not have had the oppor-
tunity but have the desire to use
this as a time to come back and
complete their upgrading,” Dr
Johnson said.

Ms Hodder said the college

‘ would hore co see an increase in

all student registrations next Sep-
tember and not a decrease.

“This is not an easy time for
the country but it is going to be an
even worse time in the future if
we don’t take advantage of this
opportunity for people to come in
and get those skills that will make
them more employable,” Ms
Hodder said.

Govt work causes huge traffic jams

FROM page one

were clogged with vehicles as motorists tried to find an alternative

route to head east.

Another driver said that whichever corporation is responsible for
the work, someone at, the top should lose their job.

“What sort of ridiculous incompetent person makes the decision
to do this work at this time. They inconvenienced every single
person who had to drive towards the Eastern end of the island, and

it cannot be that urgent,”

he said.

Another caller said: “They don’t care about people. They have
no consideration for the general public...it shows in their service and
in how they manage the traffic flow when they knock off.”

The Tribune was unable to reach Government officials for com-
ment on the situation up to press time last night.



FROM page one

and growing speculation of a
divide between Customs
staffers and Mr Adderley, are
expected to feature at the con-
ference.

Mr Adderley is also expect-
ed to respond to claims made
over several months of ram-
pant nepotism and corruption
within the department.

Upon his appointment as
comptroller earlier this year,
Mr Adderley promised to
make every effort to keep an
open relationship with the
press.

However, he has consis-
tently been evasive in
responding to media inquiries.

Yesterday, while attempt-



Comptroller

ing to contact Mr Adderley
on several issues surrounding
the Customs department, The
Tribune was guaranteed that
he would allow an interview.

However, one hour later,
his secretary Mrs Taylor
claimed that, due to a busy
schedule, Mr Adderley would
not be able to commit to the
interview.

When Mr Adderley left his
office to go to his car, a
reporter was forced to posi-
tion a recorder between the
car door and its body in an
effort to get a response to sev-

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Costs for

basic mobile
features to be

eliminated
FROM page one

year, we will be eliminating for-
ever the charges for some basic
mobile services.”

The four free features are
call-waiting, caller-ID, voice-
mail and multi-party calling.
Previously the cost for these
features was $2 each, a total
of $8 per month for cus-
tomers who had all of these
features.

This means that customers
will no longer be in a “nega-
tive” balance and all GSM
customers will now be able
to receive calls even if they
do not have credit on their

. phones.

“This gesture is a part of
BTC’s commitment to pro-
viding superior service and
the most modern, cost effec-
tive telecommunications solu-

tions for its customers. These.

features are now being acti-
vated for all mobile cus-
tomers,” BTC said.

-BTC will be adding these
features to customers’ phones
up until December 1. Some
customers may now already
see some or all of the features
on their phones. There will
be no charge for the features,
the company said.

Call waiting shows if you
have a second call and allows
you to put your current call
on hold while you take anoth-
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ing the phone. The caller’s
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advised to personalise the
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their messages.

Multi-party calling allows
BTC customers to speak
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Customers will be charged
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FROM page six

ter) is an associate professor of
history at Tulane University in
Louisiana.. Her 338-page book
describes the encounter between
English-speaking colonists and
the new African immigrants tak-
en from captured slave ships after
the British abolished the slave
trade. She points out how these

"new negroes from Africa" cre-
ated distinctive cultural spaces.
Over 5,000 liberated Africans set-
tled in the Bahamas between 1807
and 1861, with many arriving

before Emancipation. They had a *

significant impact in shaping the
culture of the colony and are
credited with adding new or
renewed African influences. The
following statement by a group
of prominent white’ Bahamians
in 1816 is instructive: "Africans
introduced into the colony under
indentures from condemned slave
ships constitute the most worth-
less and troublesome class of
black people in the town of Nas-
sau."

A-Z of Bahamas Heritage

This 416-page compendium
(Macmillan caribbean, 2007) of
facts and background was writ-
ten by that venerable Canadian
curator of the Bahamas, Michael
Craton. It is targeted at all those
who have an interest in the her-
itage and culture of the country
— including adults, students and
visitors. Craton defines heritage
as “everything which renders (a
people) distinctively different
from any other in the world".
Accordingly, this book is about
as diverse an account of the
Bahamian experience as you are
likely to find, sharing the features
of a gazeteer, a who's who, a nat-
ural history and a cultural survey.
"Overall," Craton says, "it is the
widest-ranging of all books yet
written on the Bahamas — com-
pletely original in its form and
array of information."

What do you think?

Send comments to
larry@tribunemedia.net

Or visit
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Moor Drive’ & Moor Close
APPRAISED VALUE: $31,000

. BAHAMA SOUND - EXUMA

LOT NO. 6521 Section 8 East

_ PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family

Lot, 10,000 sa. ft.
LOCATION: 11 miles west
of George Town and 2 miles

northwest of Moss Town Airport.‘

APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000

. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 19 Block 20
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.27 acres

LOCATION: Western side of
Perth Court cul-de-sac
APPRAISED VALUE: $27,000

10. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 28 Block 19

. PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family

Lot, 0.25 acres

LOCATION: Northern side of
Columbus Way.

APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000

. DEVONSHIRE SUBDIVISION.

- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 24 Block 11 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Lot,
11,500 sq. ft. .

LOCATION: West on Ashwater
Drive.

APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000

12. FREEPORT RIDGE

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NOS. 500 and 501
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lots, 0.27 and 0.28 acres
respectively

LOCATION: Property located
on the curved section of the a
minor cul-de-sac on Penryn Place
(unpaved road).

APPRAISED VALUE: $12,500
EACH

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

12. BAHAMIA SECTION X111

LOT NO. 1 Block 36

- PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

Single Family Residence,

3 beds/ 2-1/2 baths,
PROPERTY SIZE: 0:26 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located on the northern side of a
cul-de-sac in the Collector Street
area on Yorkshire Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $256,500

13. YEOMAN WOOD - FREEPORT.

LOT NO. 6 Block 58 Unit 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,

3 beds/ 2 baths ;
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.27 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located at the end of a short’
unnamed and unpaved Cul-de-
sac which connects to Birnam
Place which connects to Spinney
Road.

APPRAISED VALUE: $122,000

14. CARAVEL BEACH SUBDIVISION

- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 75

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Six-Piex Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,055 sa. ft.
LOCATION: The property is
located,on, Bonita Lane, and.
Bluefish Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $567, 000°

. 15. HERITAGE SUBDIVISION ay

FREEPORT):

LOT NO. 3 Block 8
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,

3 beds / 2 baths

PROPERTY SIZE::19;219 sq. ft
LOCATION: Intersection of
Independence Avenue and
Sergeant Major North Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $173,280

16. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES

SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 104

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Residential/ Duplex
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,866 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Galleon Avenue & :
Outrigger Court 7 ;
APPRAISED VALUE: $300,000

13. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION

- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 1 Block 7 Unit 5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.37 acres.

LOCATION: Southern section
of the intersection of Edgeware
Street and Edgeware Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500

14. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION :

- FREEPORT
LOT NO. 37 Block 17 Unit. 1

. PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family

Lot, 0.37 acres.

LOCATION: Northern side of
Total Avenue '

APPRAISED VALUE; $15, 500

15. SUNRISE: PARK SUBDIVISION

~FREEPORT .

LOT NO. 57

PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex. Lot;
0.29 acres

LOCATION: On Gladstone
Terrace
APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000. :

16. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION

- FREEPORT ®

LOT NO. ‘17 Block 25 Unit 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.37 acres.

LOCATION: East of Sussex Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500°

17. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES

LOT NO. 12 Block 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
and Commercial Lot, 0.82 acres
LOCATION: North of the
intersection of Beachway Drive
and Brigantine Boulevard
APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000

18. DOVER SOUND SUBDIVISION

~ FREEPORT

LOT.NO. 25 Block 8 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Canal Frontage Lot, 0.72 acres
LOCATION: Along the end side
of a minor cul-de-sac called
Stansted Place and Stansted
Road

APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000

17. FREEPORT CITY SECTION 2
- FREEPORT

LOT NO. 113

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Four-plex Apartment Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,564 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North of Nansen ~
Avenue and East of Forbisher
Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $200,000

18. GRAND BAHAMA EAST
SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 210 Block “C” Section 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Two Single Family Residences,

1 bed /1 bath each

PROPERTY SIZE: 9,594 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Alongthe ~~
southwestern section ‘of the
intersection of Knowles Way and
Wallace’ “Avenue

APPRAISED VALUE: $80,000

19. ROYAL. BAHAMIAN ESTATES
SUBDIVISION - FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17 .

’ PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residences, -

3 beds / 2. baths

PROPERTY SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North along —
Dominica Avenue and East of
Beach Way Drive. .
APPRAISED VALUE: $250,000

VACANT LOTS

19. HOLMES ROCK GRAND

BAHAMA._

LOT NO. Tract of Land
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.20 acres

LOCATION: Southern side of
Queens Highway and eastern

. side of PC Plaza
APPRAISED APUG: $20, 000

20.HUDSON ESTATES
SUBDIVISION; FREEPORT
LOFNO. 393 ©
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 7,493'sq, ft,
LOCATION: Nansen Avenue &
West of Coral Road

APPRAISED VALUE: $34,000

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Staff at pre-school voice

concern about drug
dealers in the area

FROM page one

are causing hard-working citi-
zens such as herself to suffer —
not to mention the possible
effect on the children.

Mrs Rolle said she had
been complaining for years
to police about the men who
hang about the farmers’ mar-
ket behind her school.

“They hang out in the mar-
ket on a daily basis selling
drugs, playing loud offensive
music, and smoking marijua-
na. You name it they are
doing it,” Mrs Rolle said.

She explained that officers
had come on occasion to con-
duct raids but as soon as all is

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clear, the men are back.

“T have written letters to
the commissioner of police
and liaisoned with an officer
at Carmichael Road police
station. They agreed to help
but the tent is still there,” Mrs
Rolle said.

She said she had tried her
best and is just a law-abiding
citizen trying to run an honest
business.

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no regard if we smell the mar-
ijuana and the children catch
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tomers,” Mrs Rolle said.
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quent the far end of the mar-
ket have not been very good
neighbors.

“The property itself is gov-
ernment owned. The farmers’
market in truth did become
inhabited every once in a
while by undesirables. Some
of them had set up a car

‘cleaning business so between

the car cleaners, the basket-
ball players and the conch
persons, it became not a
desirable part of any neigh-
bourhood.

“T have received complaints
about the young men that
have been hanging around
that area,” Ms Ingraham said.

However, Supt Wayne
Miller at Carmichael Road
police station said they had
been doing all they could to
address the problem.

“What we do is conduct
regular patrols there and sev-
eral times we have made

arrests related to drugs but
the farmers’ market is set up
where the area is covered,”
Mr Miller said.

The farmers’ market had
been left in disrepair for a
long time and the area need-
ed some sort of beautifica-
tion, he added.

“The area has been left to
defend itself. What is need-
ed is to beautify the area - cut
down the sheds. At least it
will minimise the number of
persons coming and hanging
out. There is only so much
we can do. We don’t have the
authority to break anything
down but the MP for that
area, Shane Gibson, has met
with some of the persons
involved and they are trying
to deal with the situation,”
Mr Miller said.

Shane Gibson was not
available for comment up to
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application
made in case
of church
appointments
FROM page one

presently constituted by
appointment of the pastor
be null and void and all
records and financial books
or documents be turned over
to him.

First Baptist Church pas-
tor Earle Francis and his
daughter Diana Francis, who
was installed as pastor-elect
last December, are listed as
second and third defendants
in the action.

First Baptist Church
Incorporated is listed as the
first defendant in the action.
The case is being heard
before Justice Chery!
Albury.

Yesterday attorney
Sharon Wilson, representing
the defendants, told the
court that on Wednesday an
amended application was
filed to have the matter dis-
missed. The initial strike-out
application was filed in
April, she said.

Mrs Wilson told the court
that the defendants’ position
is that the declarations have
no merit and amount to an
abuse of the court’s process
because certain corporate
resolutions have already
been made with respect to -
the matter.

Attorney Romona Far-
quharson, representing Rev
Bodie, argued that the mat-
ter should not be struck out
and that the resolutions of
which Mrs Wilson spoke
were a nullity and improper
as they were made just last
month. These resolutions,
she argued, were not
retroactive to Ms Francis’
appointment.

Justice Albury has
reserved her judgment on
the strike-out application.
The court also heard testi-
mony from Rev Bodie, the
plaintiff, yesterday. The
hearing resumes nude. at
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a No. 12 Tennessee

Overpowers game
Siena, 78 - 64

Scotty Hopson,

center, and
Siena guard

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WAYNE CHISM scored 15
points to lead No. 12 Tennessee
to a 78-64 win over Siena in the
first round of the Old Spice
Classic on Thursday.

Renaldo Woolridge and Tyler
Smith, each added 14 for the
Vols (4-0). Alex Franklin led
Siena (2-1) with 17.

The Vols went on an 18-0 run
late in the first half and pulled
away to a 47-27 halftime lead.
Siena scored the first 11 points
of the second half, but could not
get closer than nine. The Vols
led by as many as 21 in the sec-
ond half.

Bothered by the Vols’ man
pressure defense and inside
strength, Siena missed seven
shots and turned the ball over
seven times during Tennessee’s
first half run, including on four ;
straight possessions.

Siena broke out a running
game and zone press of its own
to start the second half and
scored the first 11 points to draw
within 47-38. Siena could get no
closer than nine the rest of the ©
game, as a Wayne Chism 3 ignit-
ed a Vols run that extended the
lead to as many as 21.

Tennessee, coming off its best
season, which included 31 wins
and regular-season stay at No. 1,
continues to find some answers
in replacing half its offense from
a year ago.

.The more-athletic Vols
exploited Siena’s zone early,
working 6-foot-7 forward Tyler
Smith inside for drives or layups.

Tennessee continued its hot
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In the spirit of the Holiday
season and.in remembrance of
that fateful day when the Pil-
grims came to a new home and
introduced the sacred custom
of eating a lot watching foot-
ball and passing out ... I ram-
ble on with my list of things I’m
thankful for.

-— The Advancements in
Microfracture Surgery

There has not been a single
global event within the past
decade that has been closer to
sinking me into clinical depres-
sion than the day I learnt Greg
Oden would miss the entire

2007-08. It got even worse when:

I heard iWlicrofracture Surgery,
what most people called a
“career leath sentence.” This
is the saine injury that virtually
drove the final nail in the coffin
of the careers of Jamal Mash-
burn ad Terell Brandon,
destroyed Brian Grant, Anto-
nio McDyess, Chris Webber,
and Allan Houston. The glim-
~ mer of hope was that Oden was
just 19 when he had the surgery
and his youth gave him a better
chance of recovering and com-
ing out on the Amare
Stoudamire end than the Penny
end. Fast forward to this sea-
-son and Greg Oden has four
double doubles in nine games.
He doesn’t have to be the next
Bill Russell, Pll just settle for
him being better than Andrew
Bynum.

— The brief time period at the
beginning of last season when
Kobe was on the trading block.

Remember last season when
the Bulls were an inch away
from trading for Kobe? It was
right there, this was a done deal.
There was no speculation, this
was going to happen. The Bulls
were willing to give up every-
body including the bronze
. Michael Jordan statue in front
of the United Center. What
held the deal up ... Kobe. He
threatened to veto any trade
that involved Deng being sent
to LA. Of course the Lakers
refused to trade the greatest

player of the post-Jordan era »
for a poo. poo platter (a la -
Gasol/Kwame trade), so the.

deal eventually fell through.
__ Eventually Bynum grew a pair,
the Lakers got a franchise play-
er for nothing and became
Championship favourites. Even
when it’s off the court, Kobe
Bryant, he always finds a way to
get me doesn’t he?

— Brett Favre crying to get
out of Green Bay
If Favre hadn’t created the
whole catastrophe in Green Bay
and left for the Jets, and they in
turned hadn’t released Chad
Pennington, do you know who
‘the Dolphins would be
embroi'ed in a heated John
Beck vs Chad Henne quarter-
back controversy. What’s the
chance this team is even in the
playoff hunt with that dastardly
duo.

— The excuse “economic
downturn” this Holiday season

Every red-blooded male with
a girlfriend should feel free to
use this during the upcoming
Christmas season. It’s our only
hope. If this fails, and we can’t

save money this year ... we may
never be able to.
— That I’m not in Kentucky to



Giving thanks

personally witness the collapse
of UK basketball

There’s no way to fully fath-
om the terror of what’s going
on right now unless u went to
school in a city where college
sports is the sole breadwinner.
People in Lexington physically
bleed Wildcat blue. They live
and die with the success or lack
thereof of UK basketball. Much
like people in Auburn or South
Bend do with football. After a
season opening loss to Virginia
Military Institute and a drub-
bing at the hands of North Car-
olina...they’re dying. Not exact-
ly a good time to be amidst
Wildcat Nation.

— 808s and Heartbreak

Fresh off a very public
breakup and armed with the T-
Pain machine Kanye West did
for men what not even Jay Z
could ... offer a rebuttal to Bey-
once and her hate music while
simultaneously giving us our
best opportunity to shut up her
self righteous “put a ring on it
blah blah blah” fanbase. I don’t
think we all realize how dan-
gerous Beyonce is right now.
This presents a greater threat
to the youth than gangster rap
did when N.W.A and 2 Live
Crew first hit the scene. In the
same way the Woodrow Wilson
Administration declared Asa
Randolph “the most dangerous
Negro in America” I say the
Bush administration in its final
valiant act should declare Bey-
once the “most dangerous
Negro in America,” nay, the
world.

— Brandon Roy

Nothing better than a super-
star that relishes the spotlight
. and produces.

— The Jason Kidd trade

If Devin Harris was still run-
ning the point for the Mavs,
they’d be a lot scarier than they

are right now. This Blazers have.

a much better chance of beating
out this Mavs team for a playoff
spot than the one with the
NBA’s ninth leading scorer at
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— The Gasol trade

Did you know the Grizzlies
don’t even have Kwame Brown
on their roster anymore? I get
to complain about this trade for
the next 10 years.

— Phoenix for selling draft
picks

I absolutely love the Suns.
front office. By selling draft
picks like they were at a yard
sale the Blazers netted Sergio
Rodriguez and Rudy Fernan-
dez for straight cash considera-
tions.

— Trick Plays

The Wildcat. 6-5.
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SEER Et

e The Bengals have: officially
undergone a descent of Steve
Francis-like proportions since

- they last made the playoffs in

2005.
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¢ THE BILLS.SCORED 51
POINTS AND THAT
GAME ONLY PUSHED
THEM TO ONE ABOVE
THE .500 MARK. THE
SAINTS, ONE OF SIX
TEAMS AT 6-5, ALSO

SCORED 51, MAKING 6-.

5 TEAMS UNDOUBTED-
LY THE COOLEST

“RECORD TO HAVE THIS

WEEK.

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thought Brees would never
recover from shoulder surgery.

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Titans upset, I’m not letting that
happen with the Giants. But this
isn’t it this week.

MIAMI DOLPHINS



e If the Dolphins win out,

which would,have to include a

week 17 win against the Jets,
the Colts would more than like-
ly be the main adversaries for
the final wild card spot. Natu-
rally as a means of limiting my
happiness the football gods
have chosen to make this as dif-
ficult as possible by magically
making the Colts offence func-
tionable again. Thanks.

gee COLTS OVER



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aren’t there 100 “Oh he sucks
he finally got his shot and now
he’s hurt” stories about Brady
Quinn? This is unfair.

CAROLINA PANTHERS OVER



° It’s officially time to give
up on the Packers, but this is
by no means a condemnation
of Aaron Rodgers .. .it’s a con-
demnation of Ryan Grant.

ATLANTA FALCONS OVER
peel DIEGO CHARGERS

e Why is Matt Ryan this good
already? I don’t understand this.
He’s a rookie and we knew he
was supposed to be good but
he wasn’t supposed to be

_ Lebron James.

DENVER BRONCOS OVER
YORE BETS

e Giving up 31 points to the
Raiders last week was inexplic-
able. Beating the Jets at home
this week will be even more
inexplicablier (I just made up a
word).

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OAKLAND RAIDERS OVER

BENGBS CY CHILES

© One day ’ll have to accept
the fact that Tyler Thigpen is a
relevant quarterback. Not this
day.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
OVER CHICAGO BEoes
e The NFC North is in an
intense battle with the AFC
West to see who can lose their
way to a division record. If there
was a way the Bears and
Vikings could both lose this
game ... they would.

HOUSTON TEXANS OVER
SRCRSONVILLE JAGS

¢ If you told me before the
season that the Jags and Tex-
ans would have the same record
11 weeks into the season ... I
wouldn’t have cared.




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Williams set to take on
Green in Jacksonville

FROM page 15

Green suffered his third con-
secutive loss, Williams said he
feel he’s done sufficient work
to get himself ready for the
show.

“I don’t think the lack of
activity in the ring will have
any affect because I have been
active in training,” Williams
pointed out. “I brought the
year in in Hamburg, Germany
until March.

“I was to have a fight in
March, but that didn’t happen.
Then I went back to Munich,
Germany in June for another
training camp that lasted for
about two months. Then I just
spent about seven weeks in
Austria.”

Based on kis training,
Williams said he was confident.

FREI

to get rid off.
he seemed to be a strong guy,”
Williams said.

that he’s not a stronger mover.
He’s slow.

“He is a strong guy with a
big punch. But if he is looking :
to bully me around and use :
that strong punch, I will use :
; season begins.

my jab and try to take him out.

I feel being the shorter of the :
* two will work in my favour.”

Williams, who is riding an :
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‘Davis survives
NBA D-League
‘final cut

that he was prepared for any
challenge that came his way. :

He noted that Green was just :

another opponent that he had ; Giddens and Bill Walker, who

? were both reassigned to Utah

“T’ve seen him fight twice. ; by the Celtics. Both players led

He’s 6-foot-5, 220 pounds.and ; the way for Utah with 16 points.

: Gidden also pulled down five



FROM page 15

boards. .
Drafted after he graduated

he weighs 220 pounds as a for-

ward.
It’s not known whether or

not Davis will start when the

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Williams set to
take on Green
in Jacksonville

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NOT since his knockout
win over American heavy-
weight Wade Lewis on Clif-

ford Park last year has:‘Sher-

man ‘the Tank’ Williams
been in the ring.

On December 14 at the
Bourbon Street Station in
Jacksonville, Florida,
Williams will be back in the
ring when he takes on Matt
Green in the main event.

Williams, 36, will take a

433 (19 KO)-10-2 win-loss-
draw record in the 10 round
bout against the 41-year-old
Green, who is 14 (10)19.

After training in Europe,
Williams said his manager
was able to get a deal and

secured the fight. He said he :
was particularly pleased that :
he was going to be the head- :

liner.

“I’ve been in training in
multiple camps since Sep-
tember, but I’ve had one
fight that fell through,”
Williams said. “But now

that this fight is coming up, I

want to go and take advan-
tage of it.” _

Williams said Green, who
fights out of Sanford, North.
Carolina, said he was going
to put on a show as he tried
to make up for the disap-
pointments of not being
able to fight.

“T’m going to try and re-
establish my jaw and take
the fight to Matt Green,”
Williams said. “He has the’
height advantage of me, but
I hope to take the fight to
him.”

While Williams stands at
5-11, Green is listed at 6-5
and 260 pounds. Green is
known as a slugger, but
Williams said his plan is to
go inside and work from
there. .

“He’s not so much an
aggressive fighter. He basi-

' cally just stands around,”
said Williams, of what he’s
seen on video tapes of his
opponent. “I will have to
work my way on the inside
with the jab and wait for
him to drop his hand and
then I can put him to sleep
with an overhand right.”

Having been inactive for !
the past 15 months, compared }
to the 6-7 months when:

SEE page 14

















FRIDAY,

NOVEMBER 28,





2008

Major signs new contract

Finalises deal with
New York promoter

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

WHILE First Class Promo-

‘tions deal with their one-year

suspension by the Bahamas
Boxing Commission, light-
weight Meacher ‘Pain’ Major
has decided to jet off to the
United States to. continue his
promising professional career.

Major, 27, secured a deal to
fight under the banner of X-

‘Cel Worldwide LLC that is

based in Ridge, New York. It’s
headed by former NFL star
Rob Burnett and Nick Garone.

Although it was in the mak-
ing for quite some time, Major
said the details (which he
declined to elaborate) was just
finalized on Wednesday night.

“T just want to thank God for
giving me the opportunity to
work with a big promotional
company,” said Major, who has
inked his name on a three-year
deal.

“T was always looking for-
ward to working with them so
I’m very happy that I finally
got this opportunity. It couldn’t
have come at a better time.” .

After First Class Promotions

got suspended, Major said he»

re-negotiated talks with
Garone, who indicated that





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

AFTER the Utah Flash
made its final cut for the 2008
NBA Development League,
Bahamian Bennet Davis has
secured a spot on their 12-man
roster.

Davis, 22, survived the last
cut made on Wednesday on the
eve of Utah’s season opener
tonight against the Austin

- Tores in Austin, Texas.

On Saturday, Utah will trav-
el to Rio Grande Valley to play
the Vipers.

Their first home game will
be on Monday when they play
host to: Bakerfield at the McK-
ay Events Center.

Davis, along with Torrington
Cox, was drafted by Utah, the
affiliates of the NBA world
champions Boston Celtics and
the Utah Jazz. While Davis was
kept on the team, Cox was cut.

In their lone exhibition game
played on November 22, Davis
saw 2- minutes of action in
which he went 4-for-5 from the
field, 1-for-1 from the three-
point line and 6-of-8 from: the
free throw line for a total of 15
points.

Davis also highlighted his
stats with six rebounds, four
defensive, one assist and a steal.

He had one turnover to his.

credit and picked up five fouls.

Utah went on to pull off a
91-65 win over the Idaho Stam-
pede at the Bobcat Gym in
Burley, Idaho.

they were pleased to bring him’

TLL RO en

on board with the three other
fighters they are promoting —
Byron Mitchell, Michael Grant

‘and Adrian More.

Major, riding a three win
streak from June 30, 2007 to
May 24, said after one door
closed with First Class Promo-
tions, the other opened with X-
Cel.

“Everything happens for a
reason. I’ve been in contact
with them for a while, but
through my respect for First
Class Promotions, I just decid-
ed to stick with them,” Major
reflected.

“But after that door was
closed, I just decided to take
up this opportunity and travel
because I’m really trying to get
a world title shot.”

With yesterday being the -

Thanksgiving holiday in the
United States, Garone was
unavailable for comments. But
he indicated that Garone has

advised him that they intend

for him to travel to Las Vegas
next month to start preparing

After the game, Flash’s head
coach Brad Jones said he was
pleased with the performance,
especially from Davis..

“T was proud of our defen-
sive effort,” said Jones on their
website. “Idaho is a good bas-
ketball team and we put togeth-
er a pretty decent effort.

“It goes without saying the
Walker and Giddens played
well, but I was also proud of
the effort by Bennet Davis.”

Jones was referring to JR

SEE page 14

for his first fight in January.

“They also plan to come here
to stage some fights as soon as
they can get their promoter’s
licence,” Major said. “Once
they do that, I think we will
work on trying to help our
some of’ the other local fight-
ers. :

“This is a big opportunity for
me, but it will only open the
door for some of the other
fighters. This one is a much bet-
ter deal, so it’s a great oppor-
tunity for me. It’s no spiteful
move against First Class. I just
have to look out for my
career.”

Major thanked his pastor, the:

Rev..Dr. Ivan Butler.from the
Kemp Road Ministries, his fam-
ily, friends and the sponsors
and he asked that everybody
keep him in his prayers.

“I haven’t reached my full
potential. The best in me hasn’t
come out yet,” Major said. “I’m

really excited ‘about this deal. -

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Business leaders hit
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reaction to rising
unemployment,
saying ban would
hurt business
erowth and wider
economy

Dionisio D’Aguilar



_MBy NEIL HARTNELE

Tribune Business Editor

Business leaders yesterday
described trade union calls for a

one-yéar ‘ban’ on new work.

permits as “extremely populist
but not practical”, warning that
it would damage Bahamian
companies by denying. them
access to essential skilled labour
at a time when they and the
economy could least. afford it.
Responding’to calls by John
Pinder, the National Congress
of Trade Unions (NCTU) pres-
ident, for a one-year moratori-
um on any new.work permits
issued, Dionisio
D’ Aguilar, the’Chamber of

-Commerce’s president, said the
- Bahamas needed to be careful
‘svabout the messages it sent to

both international and Bahami-
an investors.

“T think it’s a knee jerk reac-
tion:to an imposed circum-
stance,” Mr D’Aguilar told Tri-
bune Business of Mr Pinder’s
comments. “I don’t think it’s

pa ‘well thought

through.’

“Businesses need talent, and
if their labour needs cannot be
fulfilled“in this jurisdiction, it
would be immensely disruptive
at a time when we don’t need
any kind of disruption.”

Expressing concern that any -

work permit moratorium would
give “major international
investors the impression they
could not bring in essential
expatriate staff, and potentially
scaring them away from the
Bahamas, Mr D’ Aguilar added:
“It would certainly send the
wrong message to anyone look-
ing at this jurisdiction.

“It would suggest that we are
a jurisdiction that makes knee-
jerk reactions. There are cer-
tain work areas where foreigns
ers are needed, whether it’s
senior management, middle
management........ o

The Chamber president said

that, in particular, the Bahamas
suffered from a dearth of mid-
dle management Bahamian tal-
ent, something that was espe-
cially troubling given that
almost all companies rely on
middle managers for their
smooth functioning.

He added that it was “just not

acceptable” for Bahamas-based

companies to be forced to hire
Bahamians who did -not have

. the skills and education to hold

a middle-management position,
as it hampered the efficiency
and effectiveness of their -busi-
ness.

“You simply cannot apply a
blanket to this situation,” Mr
D’ Aguilar said of Mr Pinder’s
proposals.

SEE page 10B

Bahamas fulfilling ‘5%’ of
global shipping potential

fig Govt and Port Authority in ‘advanced stages of dialogue’ with private
sector over Bahamas Maritime Institute to train Bahamians for sector

EA Industry executive says nation scratched just “25%” of industry's domestic

potential

li By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas has fulfilled
“less than 5 per cent” of its
potential in the international
shipping industry, a sector exec-
utive said yesterday, as Tribune
Business was told the Govern-
ment was “in the advanced
stage of discussions” over the
creation of a Bahamas-based
Maritime Training Academy.

Khaalis Rolle, Bahamas Fer-
ries’ chief marketing officer,
when asked by Tribune Busi-
ness whether the Bahamas had
fulfilled its true potential as a
maritime and shipping industry
hub, replied: “I think we’re talk-
ing about 25 per cent of the
available potential of the indus-
try from a domestic standpoint,
and from an international stand-
point, it’s probably less than 5
per cent.”



Earl Deveaux

Emphasising that he did not
begrudge the company’s suc-
cess, Mr Rolle pointed out that
Florida-based and owned ship-
ping company, G&G, had built
its fleet up and become the

‘Lack of trust’ impacts South
Ocean audit co-operation

‘@ By NEIL HARTNELL »

Tribune Business Editor

The developer behind the
$867 million South Ocean resort
project has refuted claims it did
not co-operate with its main
financial backeron a key audit,
and alleged that a lack of
“trust” was why it did not give
the latter control over the devel-
opment’s original accounting
records. —

In its injunction petition to
the New York Supreme Court.
to prevent Connecticut-based
hedge fund, Plainfield Asset
Management, and its Seaside
Heights investment vehicle
from removing it as general or
development partner on the
South Ocean project, RHS
Ventures said it had also
refused to turn over to its erst-
while partner documents it had
“no right” to possess.

RHS Ventures, whose prin-
cipal is Roger Stein, the South
Ocean project’s managing direc-
tor, alleged: “[RHS Ventures]
has turned over numerous doc- .
uments to [Seaside’s] represen-

tatives. The only things which .

RHS Ventures has refused to
produce are things to which,
Seaside has no right - for exam-»

ple, witness interviews, sworn ’,

statements and the financial
records of other companies.
“{Seaside] has dealt with the

' audit by preserving the integri-

ty of the partnership’s books
and records, but it has refused
to give. Seaside control over
those original accounting
records.

“The reason for this refusal
is that RHS Ventures does not
trust Seaside, which never

‘sought to exercise any audit

SEE page 9B






Developer
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backer had ‘no
right’ to certain

documents,
with audit a key

factor in
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operation it has today through
shipping goods to the Family
Islands.

“They built their business out
of the Bahamas,’ Mr Rolle

explained. “Give me a’reason |

why a Bahamian company

~ could not have done it. There’s

no big reason why G&G could
not be a Bahamian company
running from Florida to the
Bahamas. We could do a lot

- more, and there is more capi--
tal.available to do it as.a fully
.. Bahamian flag.”

Foreigners had been more
ready and willing to exploit
maritime industry opportunities
than Bahamians, Mr Rolle said,
even though there were very
good Bahamian operators
around, such as his own com-
pany, The Mailboat and Dean’s

SEE page 3B





— 90% of BTVI applicants do
not pass ‘math, English grade 6





Investments in mutual fund ‘in range of $11m’,
as annuities see significant third-quarter rise

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Family Guardian yesterday said it had experienced a three-
fold increase in new group health insurance accounts won dur-
ing the first nine months of 2008, compared to the same period
last year, and remained “hopeful” its financial performance
would continue to improve in the fourth quarter despite the
slumping economy.

Patricia Hermanns, president of the Bahamian life and health
insurer and its BISX-listed parent, FamGuard Corporation,
said it was likely the dramatic surge in new accounts had
increased the company’s share of the group health insurance
market, although the absence of comprehensive market data
made this impossible to confirm.

“We've had very strong gains in terms of new business for

“ group health,” Ms Hermanns told Tribune Business. “For new

accounts coming on, we had three times more volume than we
did in the same period in 2007.

“We don’t have access to overall market data, but usually with
that type of growth, unless everything is growing at the same

tate, it does indicate some market share gain. My suspicion is

that it does indicate a little bit of market share zrowily on the

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Some 90 per cent of “So much of the time
applicants to the Bahamas nowis spent trying to bring

Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) are unable
to pass grade six level Eng-
lish and Maths exams, the
Bahamian Contractors’
‘ Association’s president
revealed yesterday.
Stephen Wrinkle said his
organisation and BTVI

them [construction work-
ers] up to a level that. at
least will enable them to
understand the basic Eng-
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for the construction indus-
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BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

The recently-issued tender

_for preliminary construction

work on the Lynden Pindling
International Airport’s
(LPIA) new US departure ter-
minal is one of the few bright
spots in an industry that is
still reeling from the effects of
a declining global economy, a
senior contractor said yester-
day.

“Certainly, the construction
industry is struggling with a
lack of quality projects,”
Stephen Wrinkle, president of
the Bahamian Contractors
Association (BCA), told West
Rotarians.

He said it was hard to give a

percentage of how many con- .

tractors, sub-contractors and
labourers were currently

|. working, because although

many do have work, it is a
“pick, pick” or small jobs here
and there.

Mr Wrinkle said. the
Bahamian economy’s down-
turn had led to several pro-
jects halting, but the one
bright spot for a large project
with sizeable construction

industry employment poten-

tial was the $409.3 million

LPIA redevelopment.
That had just requested bids |

for construction ofthe foun-

_ dation for the new US depar-

tures terminal, which was a
185,0000 square foot building.

While last year the Govern-
ment was considering some $9
billion in supposed foreign
direct investments, Mr Wrin-
kle said less than 10 per cent
have received approval or
broken ground thus far.

He said this was a clear indi-
cation that the Bahamas need-
ed to have an appropriate
national development plan,
separate and apart from for-
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Tribune Business Editor

Developers of a proposed mega resort pro-
ject for eastern Grand Bahama, which would
involve a $2.2 billion investment in its first
phase alone, have.met with the minister of
the environment to discuss the steps required
for it to obtain all necessary environmental
approvals.

Dr Earl Deveaux confirmed to Tribune
Business that he had met with the principals of
the Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company project to go through the environ-
mental approval processes with them, at the
request of High Rock MP, and minister of
housing, Ken Russell.

“We met with the principals at the request
of a colleague, and just outlined the approval
process required to obtain a favourable rec-
ommendation,” Dr Deveaux said. “It’s not
been considered further [by government] to
this date.”

He explained that the Bahamas Golden
Beach Development Company project’s prin-
cipals had wanted to “get an understanding of
the steps they have to go through”, and Dr
Deveaux and his officials had “outlined to
them the procedures they have to follow to get
this thing through”.

This had been his only contact with them,
Dr Deveaux told Tribune Business, suggesting
the Bahamas Golden Beach Development

- Company project has some way to go before
it obtains all the necessary permits and.
approvals for it to become reality.

The Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company project is understood to be ear-

Bahamas fulfilling ‘5%’ of global shipping potential

marked for a site east of Pelican Point in east-
ern Grand Bahama, and involves a four
hotel/four casino facility. It has overcome the
Government’s initial reluctance to give the
go-ahead due to the amount of Crown Land
required. The developers had initially sought
a site covering some 2,000 acres of Crown
Land in eastern Grand Bahama, a position
that contrasted totally with the one taken up
by the governing FNM party prior to its May
2007 election, which wanted to prevent size-
able Crown acreage being taken up by such
projects. However, Tribune Business was told
that Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company appeared to have surmounted that
particular obstacle, at least for the moment, by
reducing the amount of Crown Land sought
from over 2,000 acres to slightly more than
1,000 acres. In addition, it had earlier this
year shown the Government that there was no
other suitable site for its project in eastern
Grand Bahama.

Bahamas.Golden Beach Development
Company has since been conducting environ-
mental studies and test borings on the pro-
posed development site, Tribune Business has
been told, and has adjusted its plans after dis-
covering a fresh water lense some 50 feet
below the surface.

As a result, sources suggested the devel-
opers had decided to move the proposed mari-
na and its entrance some 2,000 feet further

-down the beach. In addition, the marina’s

sides will lined by specialist materials designed
to prevent the sea’s salt water from contami-
nating the lense.

Furthermore, Tribune Business has been
told that the developers’ main partners, Fox- .

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, PAGE 3B

woods Development Company and Planet
Hollywood, plus financial backer UBS, are
still willing to be involved despite the global
economic turmoil that has left the credit and
stock markets in chaos. Tribune Business
understands that Bahamas Golden Beach
Development Company is still proposing to
construct four hotel/casinos, private airport, a
major cruise ship port via an offshore buoy,
and general entertainment district.

The Government, though is likely to be
skeptical — and understandably so — about
Bahamas Golden Beach Development Com-
pany’s ability to pull such a project off, given
the global economic turbulence that has
impacted existing resorts, both those under
construction and in existence. Atlantis, once
considered impregnable, has laid-off 800 staff
already. Still, given the grim predictions for the
Bahamian economy for 2009, it is also hard to
argue against developments that could provide
a major employment and economic activity
boost. Tribune Business previously reported
that initial projections for the Bahamas Gold-
en Beach Development project had pegged
peak construction employment at about just
under 3,000 jobs, with a total annual wage
bill of over $143 million.

When full operations of the resort complex
began, more than 3,000 permanent jobs' were
slated for creation, with the first phase alone
involving the build-out of 2,400 rooms. -

The developers and their strategic partners
are all understood to be willing to invest a
total of $265 million in equity into Bahamas
Golden Beach Development, with UBS hav-
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Shipping.

“Are we maximising our
potential? Lately, no,” Mr Rolle
said. “How do we go about it?
More capital and initiative.”

Despite being the world’s
third-largest shipping registry,
with more than 50 million gross
tonnes under the Bahamian
flag, the Bahamas has yet to
leverage this reputation to its
full advantage and move the
shipping industry in this nation

far beyond just being a registry. -

Mr Rolle added: “I have
absolutely nothing against the
ship registry. For us, it’s more a
point of prestige than anything
else. We have a ship registry,
but in terms of Bahamian own-
ership in the international sec-
tor, particularly on the major
route between Florida and the
Bahamas, we still have a long
| way to go.”

-. Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of

the environment, who has
responsibility for the maritime
industry, agreed that the eco-
nomic potential the sector held

‘for the Bahamas was “huge”.

“We're in the advanced stage

of dialogue with the owners of.

Algoship Designer, which is
affiliated with Campbell Ship-
ping,” Dr Deveaux said. “They

are in discussions with the’

Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty, the Ministry of the Environ-
ment, the Ministry of Educa-
tion to establish a Bahamas
Maritime. Institute in Grand
Bahama to train Bahamian sea-
farers.

“They believe, and we agree,
that such an institution would
prepare the Bahamas to go to
the next level in terms of a com-
plete offering to the maritime

_industry.”

Dr Deveaux said such an

Institute would train Bahami- .

ans to meet the global shortage
of captains, engineers, ae

hands and other posts in the
global shipping industry.

Its graduates could work on
Bahamian mailboats, ferries and
pleasure craft, Dr Deveaux said,
giving an indication, when it
came to the shipping industry,
of “how big it could be” for the
Bahamas.

Major global shipping com-
panies and ship management
firms, such as Teekay, the Clip-
per Group and Dockendale
Shipping, already have a major
office presence here, and the
Bahamas’ natural location - just
off the US east coast, on the
major shipping lanes between
Asia and Europe - make it a
natural domicile for the global
shipping industry.

There is infrastructure aplen- —

ty here, especially in Grand
Bahania, with its deep water
harbour, Freeport Container
Port, Grand Bahama Shipyard

and Bradford Marine. These ..

provide ship repair and tran-

shipment/logistics facilities, cou-
pled with the involvement of

Mediterranean Shipping Com-: |

pany and Hutchison Whampoa.

Then there are the attractions
of the Bahamas’ tax-neutral
platform for the shipping indus-
try, and the potential for this
nation to link the growth of its
maritime sector to its financial
services industry, with the latter
providing ship financing and
other products. An expanding
shipping industry, with more
companies based in the
Bahamas, would also provide
more work for accountants,
attorneys and a host of service
providers.

Meanwhile, Mr _ Rolle
described the maritime indus-
try as “one of the most impor-
tant'sectors when you evaluate
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Pee eee USINESS sei |
FamGuard sees three-fold rise

in new group health accounts

FROM page 1B

group health side.”

FamGuard shrugged off the
declining economic environ-
ment in the 2008 third quarter,
positing a 40 per cent net
income increase to $2.195 mil-
lion, compared to $1.568 mil-
lion, for the three months to
September 30, 2008.

This was largely driven by
a 20.8 per cent increase in net
premium revenue and
deposits to $19.219 million,
compared to $15.913 million
for the same period in 2007.

Ms Hermanns’said that for
the first nine months in 2008,
premium income from the
company’s ordinary life.and
group health business had
increased year-over-year. by
14.5 per cent or $6.9 million,
with a “noticeable” increase
in annuity demand and
deposits during the third quar-
ter. While that was “possibly”
due to Bahamian investors
viewing annuities as a rela-
tively safe haven for their
long-term investments and
pensions, as the financial
crunch bit, Ms Hermanns said:

“It may be a response to bank
rates being lower than the
rates we offer.”

The Family Guardian pres-
ident said 2009 was likely to
be a “consolidation” year for
the company, joking that “we
need a breather, man” after a
year in which it had launched
its new FG Financial and FG
Capital Markets units, plus
their associated mutual fund,
three new products in its
home service division, and
moved several divisions into
the former IBM building at
the foot of the ‘on’ Paradise
Island bridge.

Ms Hermanns said the com-
pany’s mutual fund, and its
three sub-funds, had “in the
range of $11 million” now
invested in them, adding that
their diversified structure - not
being solely reliant on equity
investments - had ensured
they were “coming along pret-

‘ty good in terms of yield”.

Family Guardian was also
“encouraged” by FG Finan-
cial’s and FG’Capital-Markets’
performance.

“They’re continuing to
grow, although it slowed just a

.

little bit over the last quarter,”
Ms Hermanns added of the
two units. “We are getting all
the systems in place, which is
taking us a little longer than
planned in terms of software
implementation. That will
allow clients access to their
account information online.
We’re working to ensure it’s
up and running at the earliest
possible date.”

Looking ahead, Ms Her-
manns said: “We are doing
everything we can to ensure
revenue streams remain sta-
ble, and premiums revenues
grow and progress upwards as
normal. We are hopeful we
will continue through the end
of 2008 in a positive mode,
improving over the third quar-
ter.

“One of the goals next year
is to consolidate our position
and anchor it properly, so we
can exploit any opportunities
there may be in the wider
market.”

Family Guardian had seen
“nothing tremendously signif-
icant” in terms of policy laps-
es to date, although Ms Her-
manns acknowledged this

could change in the Néw
Year, once laid-off hotel
workers had spent their
redundancy packages, and
with new hires by businesses
likely to remain slow.

With death claims return-
ing to levels predicted by Fam-
ily Guardian’s actuaries, the
company noted in its third
quarter results announcement
that the major factor impact-
ing its 2008 year-to-date per-
formance was the overall
Bahamian stock market weak-
ness. Net income for the first
nine months was down almost
20 per cent, from $6.527 mil-
lion to $5.22 million, with the
company having suffered a
$2.14 million swing on the
paper value of its investments
- a $737,000 unrealised loss in
2008, compared to a $1.37 mil-
lion gain in the first nine
months of 2007. Taking out
unrealised gains/losses on its
investment portfolio for 2008
and 2007, Family Guardian
said its net income for the first
nine months this year would
have stood 15 per cent ahead
of last year, at $5.96 million
compared to $5.2 million.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ELMITA CAMELUS of
210 SW APT. #3, 2ND COURT, POMPANO BEACH, FT.

‘LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33060-4045,

is applying to

the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,

for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and. that any person who’ knows any’ reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28TH day of NOVEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, | PO.Box

2008

N-7147,

NOTICE

-IN THE ESTATE OF
FREDA JANE WHITE,

and late of 7963 Wellington

Road 109 Arthur, Ontario, =
Canadaandof _.. Spel ei
Marsh: Harbour, een
The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 5" December, 2008 after which
date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which
they shall then have notice AND all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 5% December,

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attomeys for the Executors
P.O. Box AB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas.









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BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SEKYVICES

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF .
DIANE A. REUKAUF,
and late of 13 Withington
Street, Newbury, Essex
County, Massachusetts,

U.S.A deceased

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

| Estat

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 5" December, 2008 after which
date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
wee —— et ‘to the claims, demands or interests of which
they shall then have notice AND. all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 5° December,
2008

1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
1000.00 _ Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
1000.90 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +

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RND Holdings

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sisted Matual Funds SE
YTD% Last 12 Months
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Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund

31-Oct-08
77-Nov-08
14-Nov-08
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30-Sep-08
30-Sep-08
30-Sep-08
31-Dec-O7 .
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CFAL Global Bond Fund

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CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
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EG Financial Diversified Fund

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors

P.O. Box AB-20405

Bay Street, Marsh Harbour

Abaco, The Bahamas

31-Oct-08
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Bahamian realtor ‘eats’
through $20m in sales

A Bahamian real estate bro-
ker has notched $20 million
in sales at Paradise Island’s
22-storey The Reef complex,
through focusing on long-term
real estate investments for
clients who can still afford to
buy.

Dave ‘Crocodile’
McCorquodale, a 10-year vet-
eran who.has spent the last
four years with ERA Dupuch
Real Estate, believes the key
to success is focusing on what
high net worth individuals
want, finding properties that
allow them to profit tomor-
row by investing today.

“There’s no question that
casual lookers and sales have
slowed down,” said Mr

ON dee et hy ee ~) Fouts Seo east, eS



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GERMY CHARLES of EAST
STREET, off WULFF ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21ST day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
























NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF
ROBERT GEORGE
NISBET late of domiciled
of No.2828 W. Antioch
Lane, Citrus Country,
Florida, U.S.A., deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned



McCorquodale, who spe- oo on or before 19" December, 2008 after which

alises'in hieh-end . a. : : : ia
calises i List CRC Proper iss ic date the Executrix will proceed to distribute
throughout the Bahamas and S f the’ hase dont
has completed a the assets of the Estate aving regard only
10 sales at The e to the claims, demands or interests of which
Reef despite 3 : z
eects “I ouess you = then shall then have had notice.

meltdown. iT d sav Croc «

But wealthy AA0\y vy WINNING ALL HONOURS: Trophy properties such as The Reef are keeping the lux-

persons still
want to travel,
they still expect
the best and
they still want

ury real estate market hot, says Dave McCorquodale, pictured at The Reef with Mark
Pordes, vice-president of residential development for Turnberry and ERA Dupuch
founder Peter Dupuch.

took a bite out
of the high-end
Fecoyalerom selca|

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.





solid invest- T h e_ of the high-end condo hotel © wish he were still in the restau- Attomeys for the Executrix _
ment. That’s a market and we Reef,” market and we couldn’t be rant business.” PO. Box AB-20405
combination F said Mr _ happier, particularly given cur- That’s the irony of the top- \
that drives couldn 1 be Pordes, rent conditions.” selling Reef realtor — he was, Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
sales in a con- D “he also “These are very tough for most of his life, a restau-
do hotel like happier, sold the times and thisisa highly com- _rateur. Abaco, The Bahamas
The Reef, G single _ petitive market,” said Peter “Maybe there is a common
where every. pe bweCall ese hy most Dupuch, founder of ERA _ thread,” said Mr Dupuch. “A
luxury and | expensive Dupuch Real Estate. hunger for success.”
amenity imag- MA LE eels unit, the “So when you see results
inable is avail- Wereyatahinle)s k-paa Ocean - like those that Dave, the Croc,
able. V.iew_ has turned in, you have to

“Where you Resort appreciate how hard he works NVESTMENT PPORTUNITY
can arrange for Wee eee for $7.6 to make it happen and how
a masseuse million. I well he knows the industry. ”
from Mandara Spa to come to guess you Weare all proud of his accom- COMMERCIAL BUILDING

you, or request a chef to cre-
ate a meal en suite or handle a
cocktail party, or ask the
‘ concierge to book a fishing
trip or stock your vacation res-
idence with the finest cham-
pagne and gourmet food.”
If the availability of at-your-

fingertips gourmet foods and»

at-your-beck-and-call fishing
charters seem a far cry from
traditional real estate, they are

precisely what is bolstering an’

otherwise sultry property mar-
ket.

“The concept of a condo
hotel is appealing because the
buyer can use the residence
for up to 90 days a year, and
when they are not there, it is
managed by Atlantis, with
income shared with the owner.
Many of these people have
two, three and four homes and
this is effortless ownership.

Plus one day it will have paid —

for itself, so they have a fabu-
lous place to stay with breath-
taking views, they’re earning
income and they are building
an investment that will appre-
ciate in
McCorquodale said.

_ According to Mark Pordes,
vice-president of residential
development for Turnberry
Ltd, the Florida-based devel-
oper who partnered with
Kerzner to build The Reef,
Mr McCorquodale’s perfor-
mance puts him in a class by
himself.

“Croc, as we call him, has
not only sold the most inven-
tory, a total of $20 million in

could say Croc took a bite out





value,” Mr.

NOTICE is hereby given that THOMAS VOLPONI of PORT
‘NEW PROVIDENCE, S.P. #34, P.O. BOX EE-15609,

NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible

for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 28TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

LEACOCK MANAGEMENT LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(4) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45
of 2000), LEACOCK MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in
dissolution. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets,
Nassau, The Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator before 25th day of December, 2008.

Liquidator



ny is looking for a

ee t ns Oi

spans erate

to manage day-to-day operations.

Serious inquiries only please send resume
detailing qualifications, experience, and
work history to P.O. Box N-4401

Attention: Mr. Lightbourne
or [iir. Sawyer



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Main Building Comprises Approx. 3,640 sq. ft.
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Located approximately 152 feet south of Shirley Street

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
"The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us on or before December 5, 2008.

For further information, please contact: 356-1608 or 356-1685.

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1/2 cup sliced scallions
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4/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted Vinaigrette
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 thsp, olive oil
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41/2 tsp, pepper

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A group of people help
karma along, passing
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Director - Jeffrey Goodman

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PAGE 8B, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008

~ NAPCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Company number 151,750 B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137.(4) of the International Business Companies

Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-
ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,
P.O. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008

Pine Limited
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SARDON S.A.

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

dissolution of SARDON S.A. has been completed; a Cer-
| tificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company
has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

BEYOND PARADISE LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the’ above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The'Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

}

VINSON CORPORATION

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on ©

the 14th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

THE TOPIARY INVESTMENTS LTD.

ss, gee

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

THE TRIBUNE



90% of BIVI applicants do
not pass math, English grade 6

FROM page 1B

Mr Wrinkle said his organisation had
just recently completed a successful series
of level one seminars for the construc-
tion industry, which helped to address
some of the deficiencies in the adminis-
trative side of the job.

More than 200 persons attended, and
the plan was to offer something similar on
the various Family Islands.

BTVI is also looking to adapt its cur-
riculum to help students.

Mr Wrinkle said the BCA and BTVI
are continuing their push for the Con-
tractors Bill to be passed, as this will serve

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PAYSON CORP. -

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of PAYSON CORP. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-
_| pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

to regulate the industry by certifying the
level of skills that a worker possesses,
and will also impose stricter fines for con-
tractors who do shoddy work.

The programme which will be taught at
BTVI_ begins at level one - basic con-
struction - and then builds up to certifi-
cation for the most complex of jobs.

Each level of certification, requires a
certain level of training and a certification
exam to proceed.

The Contractors Bill is now in its fourth
revision since 1992.

Poor educational achievement, as out-
lined by Mr Wrinkle, continues to hamper
Bahamians when it comes to obtaining
employment, and is one factor why com-

panies so frequently have to go outside
the Bahamas to obtain expatriate labour
- only doing this as a last resort because it
is much more expensive.

Carl Bethel, the: minister of education,
speaking at the opening of National
Careers Day, told of the desperate need
to let Bahamian students see “the digni-
ty that there is in the technical side of
education”.

He said he wanted Bahamian youth to
be exposed to the “dignity of hard work”.

He said the Bahamas needed more:
than doctors and lawyers; and was in des-
perate need of medical technicians, engi-
neers, carpenters, plumbers and electri-
cians.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INPEER GREEN

INVESTMENTS LTD.

' (In Voluntary Liquidation)

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

: Legal Notice

NOTICE

GABRIELLA ANGELICA LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. .

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PROSPERITY PEACHES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidatiori)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

Bahamas.

BENENDEN LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GAP LEMAN LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GAP LEAMAN LIMITED. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissu.ation has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. ae

\

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice. ,

NOTICE,

_ NIVI HOLDINGS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 21st day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

ARGOSA CORP. INC. _

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BIRDFORTH
INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, PAGE 9B



RRR Ma OS ET
‘Lack of trust impacts South Ocean audit co-operation

FROM page 1B

rights until after it started to make accusations
against RHS Ventures, and does not want to run
the risk that Seaside may seek to help its litigation
position by altering the records.

The audit issue appeared to assume critical

‘ importance when Senior Justice John Lyons ruled
against RHS Ventures’ application for an injunc-
tion in the Bahamas to prevent Seaside invoking
a clause in their agreement that would allow it to
replace Mr Stein as the general or managing part-
ner for the project.

Saying that he had to take into account the
“wider issue”, Justice Lyons said Oscar Johnson,
the Higgs & Johnson attorney acting for RHS
Ventures, made “a damning admission that the
management has not been undertaken with the
degree of skill expected in these times” when he
said the audit information was “in the pipeline”
and would be provided by the South Ocean pro-
ject’s financial controller shortly. _

Justice Lyons took the view that any project
should have all its financial records available via



“One cannot reasonably
expect investors to pour
money into a project that is
managed by a managing
partner who apparently
cannot quickly give com-
prehensive
bookkeeping/cash flow
records.”



Senior Justice John Lyons

computer instantly, with the amounts on every
accounting line calculated down to “the last cent”.

Noting that hedge funds such as Plainfield had
come under massive pressure as a result of the
ongoing financial market crisis and.credit crunch,
with many struggling to meet investor redemption
requests, Justice Lyons said that in his opinion it

was understandable that the fund and its sub-
sidiary would want more control over the South
Ocean development.

“One cannot reasonably expect investors to
pour money into a project that is managed by a
managing partner who apparently cannot quick-
ly give comprehensive bookkeeping/cash flow
records,” Justice Lyons said, urging that RHS
Ventures and Mr Stein step aside and be replaced
by Plainfield and its subsidiary. That, though, has
not happened, and likely will be settled in New
York.

Justice Lyons i in is ruling appeared to be heav-
ily swayed by which of RHS Ventures and Plain-
field was more capable of taking on the South
Ocean redevelopment and bringing it to a suc-
cessful conclusion.

Plainfield, although it is a hedge fund with
some $5 billion in assets, was said by the Wall
Street Journal to have seen its value decline by 8
per cent in October, and to have received investor
redemption requests equivalent to one-third of its
assets.

The August 6, 2007, partnership agreement
with RHS Ventures did give Seaside/Plainfield a

high degree of supervision.and control, although
Mr Stein’s real estate development background
ensured he was selected as general partner even
though RHS Ventures owned only 49 per cent of
the partnership. .

In the original arbitration proceedings that
RHS Ventures filed with the American Arbitra-
tion Association in New York on October 30,
2008, it made the thinly-veiled allegation that °
Plainfield/Seaside wanted to take control at South
Ocean so they could recover the $100 million
invested to date, and generate badly-needed
cash/liquidity, by ‘flipping’ the project to another
buyer.

RHS Ventures had alleged that Seaside’s “cur-
rent conduct with respect to the partnership must
be viewed in the context of the overall credit
market and equity market conditions that have
prevailed over the past year”.

Tribune Business exclusively revealed details of
those proceedings on November 7, 2008, in which
it was alleged that Seaside had contributed $57
million in loans and some $42.7 million in equity
to the South Ocean project — in total, some $100
million.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SUNFLOWER GARDEN
_ INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In vomumeny puleauon)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company i is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

Bahamas.

_ ARGOSA CORP. INC.”
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLEAN BOARDS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) |

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on >

the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. _
(Liquidator).

- LOGAN INVESTMENT HOLDING INC.
(Company number 127,859 B)

An International Business Company
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
‘Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies

"Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-

ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,

PO. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008

Pine Limited
Liquidator

KENORA MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
(Company number 127,846 B)

An International Business Company
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-
ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,
PO. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008

Pine Limited
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ILONA COMPANY LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby. given that the above named |

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TOURMALINE VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named Company

| is in. dissolution, which commenced on the 9th day —

of September 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., P: O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

' This notice replaces the publication of 26th November,

2008 in this Gazette wherein the date was incorrectly
reffered to as 19th September, 2008.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

WELL BEING GROUP ' TD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P- O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CAPRERA VALLEY INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CAPRERA VALLEY INC. 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)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

HORSHAM VENTURES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of HORSHAM VENTURES LTD. has been

‘ completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
- (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

- the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

‘Legal Notice

NOTICE

TANGBOON LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

. | the 26th day of November 2008.:The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

WAVEBIRD CAVES INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of WAVEBIRD CAVES INC. 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)


PAGE 10B, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



DME
Work permit moratorium ‘not practical’

FROM page 1B

“Jt would be extremely dis-
ruptive.

“I can see what they’re try-'

ing to do - create jobs for
Bahamians who have been dis-
placed, but if you were a waiter
or restaurant manager at
Atlantis, that doesn’t necessar-
ily make you a food store man-
ager.”

Substantial re-training would
first be required, and the Cham-
ber president said: “What Mr
Pinder is saying is extremely
populist, and will appeal to.the
masses, but it’s not practical.

“I’m sure the Government
will pay him the lip service he
need, and ignore him.

“It’s extremely populist, but
it’s not practical.”





Mr D’ Aguilar was backed by
Brian Nutt, the Bahamas

Employers Confederation’ S_

(BECon) president, who told

. Tribune Business that Mr Pin-

der’s proposals were “not prac-

der Bahamian business by cut-
ting of access to key skilled
labour.

“T really don’t see that as
being a realistic approach,” Mr
Nutt told Tribune Business.
“It’s a situation where, when
opportunities may arise to
attract foreign direct invest-
ment, I would hate to tell those
businesses that they can’t have
permits for their staff.

“It’s not a practical solution. I
feel the ability to obtain work
permits in cases where foreign-
ers are needed has to remain

' open.”

“As for the level of work per-
mits [being issued now], I am

_hoping that Bahamians become

available to do jobs now given
to permit holders, whether
they’re high-end or low-end
jobs.

“That would be much more
progressive, rather than have a
rigid system.”

With unemployment soaring
as a result of resort industry lay-
offs, with some 940 persons let-
go on Paradise Island, a further
100 at Cable Beach and 18 at
the British Colonial Hilton, not
to mention the 114 and 60 jobs
lost with the closure of Bacardi
and Pepsi-Cola’s manufactur-
ing plants, work permits and the
need to find jobs for Bahamians
has already assumed political
importance.

Glenys Hanna-Martin, the
PLP’s chairman, last week
urged: “It is at times such as
these that the Government must
be very cautious in its approach
to the approval of work permit
applications. The Government
_ must immediately review its poli-

cies, procedures and practices as
it relates to the grant of- work
permits.

“Today more than.ever it is
of critical importance that it
seeks to reinstate with uncom-
promising vigour the policy ‘of
Bahamianisation, bending over
backwards to ensure that no job
vacancy in this country will be
filled by an expatriate when
there is a Bahamian who is able
to competently fill that post.”

Not to be outdone, Dion
Foulkes, ininister of labour, ear-
lier this week said the Depart-
ment of Labour was working
very closely with the Depart-
ment of Immigration to ensure
that “there's absolutely no
Bahamian in the Bahamas who
is available” and qualified to do
the job when a work permit is
applied for.

Mr Foulkes said the Depart-
ment of Labour has retarded the
process of granting work per-
mits to allow for further scrutiny,
and ensure there are no Bahami-
ans available for the position
before the document is granted.

"In order for a work permit
to be granted the Department
of Labour has to issue a labour .
certificate to the applicant and
that person has to advertise
(about) three times in the classi-
fied section of the dailies for that
position, so we have stepped up ~
our vigilance in terms of ensur-
ing that there are absolutely no
Bahamians available for each of
these positions.

“We have slowed down the
process in terms of the issuance
of work permits just to make
sure that that’s the case," he said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TARAN VENTURES LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation) |

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity side

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
“AND e

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Richard A Knowles

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or Lot of land comprising
Four Hundred and Sixty Six. and Twenty Three Hundredths (466.23) acres
and situate in Weymss, Long Island, in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
which said piece parcel or lot of land has such shapes dimension and position
as shown on a plan recorded in The Dee of Lands and Surveys as
L].931 and is thereon coloured PINK.

‘NOTICE

The Petition of Richard A. Knowles of the Eastern District of New
Providence one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
respect of:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land bane a portion of the original Crown
Grant to Peter Weymss (D-103) and also a portion of the original crown grant
to Alexander C. Wylly (D139) comprising an area of three hundred and fifty
four and fifty hundredths(354.50) acres and situate in Weymss, Long Island,
in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and bounded on the North by portion
of crown grant to Peter Weymss(D103) but now known.as The Knowles Tract
and running thereon six thousand six hundred and eleven and ninety six
hundredths (6611.96) feet on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and running
thereon four thousand three hundred and thirty six and four hundredths
(4336.04)feet on the South by land now known as the Knowles Tract and
running thereon five thousand three hundred and sixty one and fifty hundredths
(5361.50) feet and partly by a strip of land reserved by the Knowles family
for a road access and running thereon seven hundred and seventy six hundredths
(776.60)feet on the West partly by a strip of land reserved by the Knowles
family for a road access and running thereon two thousand one hundred and
thirty five and thirty seven hundredths (2135.37)feet and partly by the Queen’s
Highway and running thereon six hundred and two and six hundredths
(602.60)feet and also that portion being portion of original crown grant to
John Duncombe (D-116) and portion of original crown grant to Peter Weymss(D-
103)but now known as the Knowles Tract comprising an area of one hundred

and fourteen and ten hundredths (114.10) acres bounded on the North partly .

by another portion of the crown grant to John Duncombe (D116)and partly
by another portion of the crown grant to Peter Weymss(D-103) and running
jointly thereon four thousand six hundred and forty and forty seven hundredths
(4640.47) feet on the East partly by the Queen’s Highway and running thereon
six hundred and seventeen and thitty two hundredths (617.32)feet and partly
by the property of Edward Knowles and running thereon four hundred and six
and seventeen hundredths (406.17) feet on the South partly by the property
of Edward Knowles and running thereon two hundred and forty nine and six
_ hundredths (249.86)feet and partly by original crown grant to Helen Mackinen
and running thereon five thousand four hundred and forty eight and sixty seven
hundredths (5448.67) feet and on the West by the Atlantic Ocean and running
thereon one thousand four hundred and ninety two and fifty six hundredths
(1492.56)feet which said piece parcel or lot of land has such shapes dimensions
as shown on a plan recorded in the Department of Land and pare as L1.931
‘and is thereon coloured PINK.

Richard A. Knowles the Petitioner herein claims to be the owner in fee
simple in possession of the said parcel of land and has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3
of the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said land and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a certificate to be granted by
the court in accordance with the provisions of that act.

A copy of the plan showing position boundaries shape and dimensions
of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours at the following
places:

(1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, East Street North,
Nassau Bahamas

(2) The Chambers of Dorsey McPhee & Co. Smith’s House, Shirley Park
Avenue & Shirley Street, Nassau Bahamas .

(3) Office of Administrator Simms Long Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right to dower
or an adverse claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the
28th day of January 2009 A.D. file at the Registry of the Supreme Court
in the city of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or his Attorney
a statement of the claim in the prescribed form verified by an affidavit
to be filed therewith. Failure of any person to file and serve a statement
of claim on or before 28th day of January 2009 A.D will operate as a
bar to such claim.

Dated this 26th day of November 2008 A.D.

DORSEY McPHEE & CO
Attorneys for the Petitioner

tical” and would actually hin-

2008
No. QUI/CLE/01353

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

INVESCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companits Act (No. 45 of 2000),
INVESCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

’ The date of commencement of dissolution is the 14th day of October, 2008.

Andreas Isenschmid and Markus Amrein
_ Todistrasse 51 © ,
..CH 8002, Zurich
Switzerland
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SPRINGLEAF LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above’ named:

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on

the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GOLDHAWK
INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 21st day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) ©

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ISPARTA CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

IPSO VALLEY INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas. -

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) :

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ANANAS VISTA INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of November 2008. The Liquidator:

‘is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O: Box N-7757 Nassau,
‘Bahamas. :

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

THE IMAGO GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

.GLOBAL GROUP HOLDINGS LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


THE TRIBUNE

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1 Remains precisely as
he is (5)

Where the hands are on

1 After getting in the beer
he went round

preaching (7)
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An outside line to ring (7)
Get up late? (6)

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fashionable (1,2,4)
Assumes as one’s
own? (6)

Compulsory premarital

His rise is postponed (3-4)
A huge shipping order? (5)
Little wonder! (6,7)

New stage entrances (5) reading matter (5)
Quickness of the hand is Meeting in a country

station (5)

EASY PUZZLE

unimportant, we hear (7)

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across: 1 Joint, 8 Nauseous, 9
Agate, 10 Draining, 11 Antic, 12 Ado,
16 Dishes, 17 Rioted, 18 Pie, 23
Demon, 24 Sea songs, 25 Plain, 26
Interval, 27 Aditss
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Sacred, 5 Aspic, 6 Solid, 7 Usage, 12
Asp, 13 Ore, 14 Modelled, 15
Melodist, 19 In gear, 20 Astir, 21

’ Earth, 22 Board.

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Herod, 10 Walkover, 11 Rival, 12
Pea, 16 Recede, 17 Six-gun, 18
Nap, 23 Hardy, 24 Reaction, 25
False, 26 Preclude, 27 Peach.
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tactic. White sacrifices 1 Rxf6 then
follows up by Qxf6 2 Qh7+ Kf8 3
Qh8+ mating. Except that here it
isn’t mate, Black responds 3...Ke7
4 Ba3+ d6 when White is suddenly
iosing, with both queen and
knight attacked. The idea is right,
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Indian city (6)
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Capital of Ghana (5)

Opening lead — king of diamonds.

One of ‘the most commonly
encountered problems in bridge is
trying to decide which way to finesse
for a queen when the finesse can be
taken in either direction. Some play-
ers enjoy the challenge of solving
this thorny problem, but most mor-
tals don’t relish it one bit.

Take this case where declarer can
make four hearts by finessing against
West for the queen, ultimately losing
only two diamonds and a club, But if
he elects to finesse against East, he
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dealing. with which way to fincsse’is
not to finesse at all. The problem can
be resolved simply by circumventing
it! :

Let’s say East-West start out with
three rounds of diamonds. Declarer
ruffs the third diamond and, since a
club must be lost in any case, con-
centrates all his energies on avoiding
a trump loser. But instead of trying to
guess the location. of the queen out-
right — a 50-50 proposition -—
South skirts the issue entirely.

He cashes three spades, discard-
ing a club from dummy, and then
plays the A-K of clubs, ending in
dummy. At this point, with five tricks
to go and having lost only two tricks
to date, South has the A-J-9-6 of
hearts and nine of clubs, while
dummy has the K-10-8 of hearts, a
diamond and a club.

Declarer next leads dummy’s
remaining diamond and ruflS it as
East discards a spade. South’ then
exits with the nine of clubs.

As a result of this serics of plays,
the contract is now secure. It does
not matter to declarer which oppo-
nent wins the club. He has the A-J-9
of trumps facing the K-10-8, and a
defender is on lead. The queen is
trapped regardless of what happens
next. ‘

In effect, South makes no direct
effort to locate the missing queen. He
simply lets nature take its course.

Tomorrow: Fair exchange is no robbery.
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