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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Nassau tribune
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Tribune
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2008
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Daily, except Sunday
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Customs hit by
$14 million loss



@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas Customs

department has lost $14 million —

in revenue this year compared
to last year, due to the eco-
nomic downturn affecting world
markets, according to acting
comptroller of Customs Antho-
ny Adderley.

This number did not include
revenue lost due to corruption
and tax evasion. However, Mr
Adderley revealed that $250,000
had been recovered thanks to
the department’s task force
charged with going after tax
evaders.

An officer who was a part of
this task force had her house
burned to the ground in a sus-

pected arson attack on Wednes-

day afternoon. |

During six months of investi-
gations officers recovered only a
portion of the duties lost as a
result of illegal activities and
investigations are still continu-
ing, according to Mr Adderley.

“Some of these cases would
not be completed until we
would have worked with some
of the suppliers in foreign coun-
tries to get documents, so there
is still that which is outstand-
ing, but the way it looks we
would be collecting much more
than the $250,000,” he said.

Mr Adderley blamed the cor-
ruption of Customs officers



ACTING CUSTOMS COMPTROLLER anthn Adderley at a press conference yesterday at Customs head office

on Thompson Boulevard.

directly on the public who

import goods into the country.

“Whatever leakage there is
it’s a direct result of members of
the public,” he said. “An officer
cannot be party to revenue eva-
sion without the members of
the public. The importer would

Customs officers should receive
weapons training — union chief

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

CUSTOMS officers investigat-
ing illegal activity should be

trained to use weapons to pro-'

tect themselves and be subject to
phone-tapping so that threatening
calls against them can be traced,
said president of the Bahamas
Public Service Union John Pin-
der.

Fire officials have now con-
firmed that a major blaze at the
home of customs officer Roslyn
Ritchie, a member of a special
task force charged with clamping
down on Customs fraud, was
started by an arsonist on Wednes-
day.

Mr Pinder said the attitude dis-
played towards the incident by
acting comptroller of Customs

. Anthony Adderley will discour-

age officers from doing difficult
and necessary jobs such as those
performed by the task force to
which Ms Ritchie was posted.
“When a person loses their
home because it is believed or
speculated that they are a part of
a special task force to investigate
fraud of customs duties then he
needs to take that more seriously
because now other officers are of
the view that if that’s the kind of
attitude he displays towards them
then they are not going to go

SEE page 8

— Figure does not account for corruption, tax evasion

Problem blamed on worldwide economic downturn



@ PHOTOS: Felipé Major/Tribune staff

have to agree to do some
things.”

Mr Adderley explained that
his officers would not become
involved in illegal activities if
offers were not dangled in front
of them.

“Tf you do not give me an’

inducement why would I want
to do something for you?” he
asked. .

“He couldn’t (customs offi-
cer) accept them (bribes) if
nobody gives it to him.”

SEE page 8

PM sends
condolences
over Mumbai
attacks

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham has sent condo-
lences to the Indian govern-
ment in the wake of the
Mumbai attacks.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, he said: “We have
watched with horror and dis-
may the unfolding tragedy of
multiple terrorist attacks on
India, the world’s most pop-

SEE page 8



@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter









THE Customs boss who is under fire from his own:staff for alleged-
ly turning a blind eye to what’s going on in his department has denied
accusations of corruption and nepotism among officers.

Acting comptroller Anthony Adderley also said officers who felt at
risk and unable to serve should find jobs elsewhere. .

His comments came at:a press conference called to discuss this
week’s fire-bombing of the home of Roslyn Ritchie, the woman Cus-
toms officer in charge of an anti-corruption task force. .

“Those officers who feel that they can no-longer serve, then perhaps
they have to find another job to pursue,” he told reporters.

Mr Adderley told the conference at Customs’ Thompson Boulevard
headquarters that, though the organisation is concerned about staff safe-
ty, it is not the department’s position to initiate investigations into sus-

pected arson or similar matters.

Though The Tribune repeatedly asked whether the department
would react to the suspicion of foul play in the destruction of Mrs
Ritchie’s home, he said simply that Customs officers are fully aware of
what is required of them, and the dangers.

‘He added that officers should take necessary precautions to avoid

serious incidents.

SEE page 8

Abaco murder leaves
community in shock

By NATARIO McKENZIE

THE senseless killing of a
young man on Abaco has left a
family devastated and a com-
munity reeling from shock.

Roderick Strachan, propri-
etor. of M and R foodstore in
Marsh Harbour, recalled leav-
ing his. shop on Thursday night
to take a customer home, only
to return 15 minutes later to dis-
cover that his son Brendon had
been killed.

Police say that Dion “Bren-
don” Strachan, 24, was shot in
his father’s foodstore while

attempting to flee from gunmen:

who were robbing the-estab-

BEG says sorry

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

BEC apologised yesterday for
the severe traffic back-up caused
by “emergency” repair work on a
damaged cable in East Bay Street.

General manager Kevin Bas-
den said it was vital that the cable
be repaired immediately so as not
to disrupt power in the eastern
area.

He said had the work been rou-
tine, BEC would not have cho-
sen to repair the cable during high
traffic hours.

“Tt was a critical circuit that
needed to be repaired so as not to
put the persons in the eastern area
at risk (of power loss). And that
was why they had to deal with it at
that point and time.’ We apolo-

lishment.

Last night police were said to
be holding two Nassau and two
Abaco men after they were
detained at Marsh Harbour air-
port.

A source alleged police were
contacted by representatives
from Abaco Air who refused to
allow the men to board their
flight to Nassau as they sus-
pected that they had blood on |
their clothes, although The Tri-
bune could not confirm this with
police up to press time.

Police stated that shortly
before 8pm Thursday two men

SEE page 8

for traffic chaos

gise for that but it was an emer-
gency situation that we had to
address.

“Tf it was just routine work then
we would have planned it outside
of the normal working hours,” Mr
Basden told The Tribune yesters,
day.

According to Mr Basden, work-
ers were dispatched to repair the
cable on East Bay Street around
9am Thursday and did not finish
the repairs until sometime after
9.30pm that day.

On Thursday night, The Tri-
bune was inundated with calls
from angry motorists who were
trapped in the standstill traffic.

One driver claimed it took him
an hour to get from Dowdeswell

SEE page 8



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The Bahamas Co-operative
League and its affitiated credit
unions said they empathise with
members that are struggling in
these difficult economic times.

“We hold dear our core value
of people helping people to help
themselves,” the league said in a
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serve them. It is therefore expect-
ed that credit union members that
are experiencing difficulty in
meeting their commitments to
their credit union would come in
and meet with their credit union
on the matter. Each'member will
receive personalised service and
appropriate plans will be sug-
gested to get through the current
economic crisis.’

_ The statement said that mem-
bers who were previously in
arrears but have never sought to
resolve the situation may not.ben-
efit from any initiatives the league
puts in place.

Credit unions are also hosting
seminars to share budgeting and
saving.tips. These seminars are
open to members and non-mem-
bers and will be advertised, the
league said.

WOM O.q Keio
condolences

over Mumbai —
terrorism deaths

THE Progressive Liberal Party
has offered its condolences to
Kailash Lal Agrawal, Ambas-
sador of India; over the terrorists
attacks which have rocked the



~ city of Mumbai over the last few

days.

The message read: “Please
accept on behalf of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party, our leader Per-
ry Christie, and all of our mem-

‘bers and supporters in the

Bahamas our sincere condolences
on the deaths and injuries as a
result of the appalling incident in
Mumbai.

“We are deeply concerned
about the welfare of your people
and wish to express our solidarity
with your government and people
at this sad time. Our thoughts will

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Man, 28,
charged with
attempted
murder

A 28-year-old man was
arraigned in a Freeport Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday on an
attempted murder charge.

Calvin Leslie Newbold of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, was
arraigned before Magistrate
Helen Jones in Magistrate’s
Court Three on the charge of
attempted murder.

Newbold was charged in the
November 14 attempted mur-
der of Troy Johnson-Rolle.
The incident occurred in the
Garden Villas area Freeport,
Grand Bahama.

The accused was not
required to enter a plea and
the case was adjourned for a
preliminary inquiry on March
10, 2009. ;

Newbold was remanded to
Her Majesty’s Prison.

Police quiz trio
after firearm,
ammo find

THREE Grand Bahama
men are being questioned fol-
lowing the discovery of a
firearm and ammunition on

Thursday night. .

- According to reports,
around 8.20pm, officers were
on patrol in the area of East
Atlantic Drive and Bruce
Avenue in Grand Bahama
when they stopped and
searched a white 1999 Buick
Century.

During the search, the offi-
cers found a black 9mm Smith
and Wesson pistol with a clip
containing four 9mm rounds.

'. The three men who were
taken into police custody in
connection with the incident
are between the ages of 30 and
35.

Plea over boy

needing kidney: |’
transplant

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South Floridians to help a
Bahamian toddler get a life-
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Mourning knows what it's
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transplant himself five years

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Miami from the Bahamas two
months ago to get medical
help. The boy has liver failure
and doctors say he may not
live until Christmas. But since
he's not a United States citi-
zen, Omar isn't automatically
covered by the publicly fund-
ed Holtz Children's Hospital.

The basketball star has
donated $50,000 toward the
boy's operation. He says if
25,000 people gave just $10
each, the remaining cost
would be covered.

Rescued man:
I survived by
drinking —
rainwater

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A 34-year-old man js safe
after missing for more than
three weeks and being rescued
from a remote island in the
Bahamas, according to the
Associated Press. ;

The man's name was not
released, but the United
States Coast Guard said he is
one of two men reported miss-
ing November 4 and whose
boat was found capsised. The
US Coast Guard issued a
statement on Monday saying
the men appear to have been
involved in smuggling
migrants.

The man told rescuers he
survived by drinking rainwater
and eating discarded food
scraps. A second boater
reported missing November 4
has not been found.

The man was spotted on
Sunday after a US Coast
Guard patrol helicopter saw a
person on Elbow Key.

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@ BY ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIANS yesterday lauded the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company
(BTC) for helping out the “small man” by
permanently eliminating the costs for all basic
mobile features. BTC announced on Thursday
that it has decided to give back to its cus-
tomers during these hard times and make a
few of its mobile features free to both pre-paid
and post-paid customers as of December 1.

Arch Cheriea Strachan, a BTC mobile cus-
tomer for four years, told The Tribune that she
is very happy that BTC decided not to charge

for the extra features anymore.

“I think it is a cool thing BTC is doing to
help out the small man. I would normally be
negative $5 a month, so that extra $5 savings

LOCAL NEWS

can go a long way,” Ms Strachan said.

BTC’s vice-president of sales and marketing
Marlon Johnson said the telecommunications
company wants to improve the mobile expe-
rience for all of its customers.

“We have had persons saying that the neg-
ative balances they receive have been an
inconvenience. We have made requests to the
PUC (Public Utilities Commission) to cater to
our post-paid packages and have those
reduced, as well as have them reduce the long
distance charges on our card rates. We really
just wanted to excite our customers and we
appreciate their business,” he said.

Mr Johnson explained that caller ID, call
waiting, voice mail and multi-party calling are
now permanent free features.

‘We want to demonstrate to our customers
that we do understand what they are going

BIC praised for helping out the ‘small man’

through and there will be no negative bal-
ances as this is all free from now on,” he said.

Mr Johnson added, however, that those
persons who want to keep premium features,
such as selective call blocking, will have to
pay for those services.

“Those other features that involve anything
other than the basic features, customers will
have to come in and pay for those services,” he .
said. Mr Johnson explained that those per-
sons who do not wish to have the free features,
or want to have some, but not all of the fea- |
tures added to their phones, do not have to
keep them. .

“It isn’t compulsory that they keep those
features. They just have to call in and give us
their mobile number or just come in and let us
know and the features they do not want can be
removed,” he said.



unkanoo bonanza!

Fourteen groups receive funds from Sunshine Group

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

FOURTEEN junkanoo groups
have much to be grateful for as
they all received their share of
the tens of thousands of dollars
the Sunshine Group donated yes-

terday to assist in the costume *

building process for the New
Year’s and Boxing Day parades.
President of Sunshine Insur-
ance, Brian Moodie, said one of
the core values at Sunshine Hold-
ings and Sunshine Insurance is to
contribute to the common good
of all people in the Bahamas.
“Junkanoo is a unique expres-
sion of Bahamian culture as it
impacts Bahamians throughout
the length and breath of the arch-
ipelago and it also extends its
influence out to the visitors and
tourists to afford them a unique

â„¢ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

SISTER Annie Thompson of
the Nazareth.Centre, a tempo-
tary protective home for children,
believes that children must be
“roots and wings”.

“You ground them, train them
and then let them fly when that
time comes.”

The 57-year-old administrator .

runs the residential centre for
abused, abandoned, neglected or
orphaned children located in Mil-
lenium Gardens.

At ‘the centre, children have
structure and routine injected into
their lives, sometimes for the first
time and with what she hopes will
be lasting effect. ,

“The only thing is that there’s
not that one-on-one or two-on-
one interaction, but the structure
is here,” said Sister Annie.

“We had one child who came
here last year and when he came
here he was a bit rebellious, not
rough or rude but he wasn’t used
to being one place all the time.

“Now he has that scheduled sit-
uation, three meals a day and so
on and so forth, this year they are
signing his praises in the school
ioe he has settled down nice-

y.”

The centre is part funded by
the government and the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese, with help
from private donors and other
churches throughout the year.

More than 40 children between
0 to 12 years are currently being
cared for by around 30 full time
staff at the home and other vol-
unteers.

Children remain there at the
discretion of Social Services until
“until parents or guardians can
get themselves back together to
take the children back into their
homes.”

The average stay ranges in
length from a few months to sev-
eral years.

While at the centre, children
of school age — 25 of them — con-
tinue to attend classes outside the
centre. All the children partici-
pate in extra-curricular activities
organised by the centre.

These include regular sewing

glimpse of the dynamic experi-
ence of Bahamians. We believe
that our support of junkanoo is
tangible evidence of that we don’t
just talk the talk, we walk the
walk,” Mr Moodie said.

He said Sunshine Insurance
understands that in the current
economic conditions, corporate
institutions are tempted to tight-
en their belts — and close to 100
per cent of all junkanoo financing
comes form corporate sponsors.

However, Mr Moodie said the
Sunshine Group has no interest in
holding back its support.

“We believe that junkanoo is of
such importance both culturally
and socially that we have dug
deep into our resources and are
pleased to confirm that we will
not be cutting back with our sup-
port for the junkanoo groups this
year-and we have expanded the



‘Children must be
roots and wings’



lessons for the older children so
that they will have a a trade to
fall back on “in case you can’t
make a living any other way.”
Sister Annie would like to pro-
cure the services of an additional
homework supervisor, as well as
someone who can teach the chil-

- dren sports and music.

“I would like to find people in
the music industry. There’s one
little boy who, when he realised
that I knew the keyboard, he’s
been after me to teach him the
keyboard. I gave him a start but I
can’t do it on a regular basis,”
said Sister Annie.

Each night, between 4 and
5.15pm the children take part in
supervised homework sessions
but according to the administra-
tor, the centre could do with more
hands on deck.

“We need people who would
come to help with homework and
not get the children too attached
to them. It’s very hard to find
those people. That’s why I don’t
put it out there too far.”

Sister Annie admits that she
too finds it hard not to become
emotionally tied to the children.

“I do. But I have decided that I
can’t, that much. But how do you
draw the line? I’ve seen it because
some of them go and it hurts my
heart to see them go. But I am
happy to see them go because I

know they are going to a better .

situation in so far as they will
have that one-on-one love, care,
and attention. Institutions are not
for children,” she said.

There are a number of women

number of groups we support,”
Mr Moodie said.

Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister
applauded the Sunshine Group
of Companies for.their consis-
tency in giving support to the cul-
tural heritage of the Bahamas.

“They have given tens of thou-
sands of dollars over the years
and we applaud Mr Moodie for
not cutting back this year but giv-
ing more.:Junkanoo is the
strength of our cultural heritage
and it is good to have this kind of
support to stimulate the growth
our culture in this country,” Mr
Bannister said.

Leader of the Roots junkanoo
group and chairman of the

- Junkanoo Corporation of New

Providence, Leslie Johnson,
expressed the junkanoo commu-
nity’s.gratitude for the generous

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who volunteer to engage with the
children one-on-one for a few
hours on a weekly basis, but there
is unfortunately a distinct lack of
male figures.

Although she is keen to have
more suitable male role models
play a part in the children’s lives,
for example by listening to them
read, it is hard to find suitable
people who want to do so.

“T encourage the men to come
in and do service, because you
will see, when we go in there now;
the children will say ‘Daddy!’.
One fella came here and one little
boy that we have here that does-
n’t usually go up to people regu-
larly, he ran up to him, grabbed
him round the leg and said “This
my daddy!” His complexion was
pretty much the same (as the
boy’s father),” said Sister Annie.

“The service clubs, they focus
on service, more manual service
than anything else. To get some
of them to spend time with the
boys, to give that male image is
another story,” she added.

Sister Annie is guided by the
hope that the children, even after
they leave the centre, will grow up
to be adults who make sensible
life choices. “J am almost in a
rocking chair, and when I get
there I want to know that these
people are out there making the
right decisions for our lives,” said
the 57-year-old.

If you are interested in help-
ing the Nazareth Centre, either
through offering funding or vol-
unteering, contact the Depart-
ment of Social Services.



and constant support of the Sun-
shine Group.
“We believe that the pillars

upon which this company was .

built, has some of the same kinds
of qualities that we try to com-
mit to the shacks and to
junkanoo. We want to go a step
beyond and beg of this company
not to only come here to collect
cheques but maybe to draw on
their expertise to make junkanoo
the viable and self-sustainable
production it ought to be,” Mr
Johnson said.

Mr Moodie urged other corpo-
rate leaders to recognise the cul-
tural impact of junkanoo.

“We want them to join us and
continue to support this wonder-
ful cause and by doing so we can
keep alive this. wonderful tradi-
tion,” Mr Moodie said...

NAZARETH CENTRE: Temporary protective home for youngsters

A STAFF MEMBER makes beds in
the boy’s cottage while the older
children are out at school.




PHOTOS:
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Tribune staff







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BIC privatisation
committee chairman to
address Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce

BTC privatisation committce
chairman TB Donaldson will

_address the Bahamas Chamber

of Commerce at a special lunch
on Thursday, December 4 at the
British Colonial Hilton.

“The subject of privatisation is
very important to the future
development of business in this
country,” said Philip Simon, exec-
utive director of the chamber.
“The world of commerce today
spins on information ~ how fast
we get it, absorb it, exchange it,
use it, build on it.

“And nothing drives us further

- or impedes us more than the |

speed and quality of how we com-
municate that information,
whether by e-mail, fixed line or
wireless.

“Tf we are serious about grow-
ing business in the Bahamas, then
we must be just as serious about
delivering the fastest, most rcli-
able communications so we at the
chamber definitely look forward
to Mr Donaldson’s presentation
and an update on when the pri-
vatisation will take place and
under what terms and conditions,
what the new partner is likely to
look like and what we can expect
in the way of change following
the sale of the majority share of
BTC.”

Movement toward privatisa-
tion has picked up speed ‘since
the new BTC privatisation com-
mittee headed by Mr Donaldson
was named earlier this year. The
deputy chairman is former gov-
ernor of the Central Bank Julian
Francis, who is also chairman of
BTC. Government has
announced its intention to sell 51
per cent of the telecom provider
and open fixed line service to
competition immediately follow-
ing the sale. Wireless service will
be open for competitive licenc-

‘ing a year after the sale with the

first call from a licenced com-
petitor planned for the two-year
anniversary.

Observers expect dramatic
growth in the telecom sector, fol-
lowing the end to the monopoly
BTC has enjoyed on some ser-

. Vices, pointing to the break-up of

AT&T in the US, which gave rise .
to eight Baby Bells, lower rates
and more services.

According to Mr Simon, the
potential for growth in the
Bahamas is significant.

“The tremendous potential

“wrapped-within‘the telecommu-

nications infrastructure that exists’
currently within the Bahamas has”
yet to be fully and effectively
utilised,” he said. :

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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.) LED.) Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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A FEW MONTHS ago I found myself at a

meeting of economists and finance officials, dis- .

cussing — what else? — the crisis. There was a
lot of soul-searching going on..One senior pol-

icymaker asked, ‘ Why didn’t we see this com- |

ing?”

There was, of course, only one thing to sayin ~

reply, so I said it: “What do you mean ‘we,’
white man?”

Seriously, though, the official had a point.
Some people say that the current crisis is
unprecedented, but the truth is that there were
plenty of precedents, some’ of them of very
recent vintage. Yet these precedents were
ignored. And the story of how “we” failed to see
this coming has a clear policy implication —
namely, that financial'market reform should be
_ pressed quickly, that it shouldn’t wait until the
crisis is resolved.

About those precedents: Why did so many
observers dismiss the obvious signs of a housing
_ bubble, even though the 1990s dot-com bub-
- ble was fresh in our memories?

Why did so many people insist that our finan-
cial system was “resilient,” as Alan Greenspan
put it, when in 1998 the collapse of a single
hedge fund, Long-Term Capital Management,

temporarily paralyz ed credit markets around
~ the world?

Why did almost everyone believe in the

omnipotence: of the Federal Reserve when its
counterpart, the Bank of Japan, spent a decade

trying and failing to jump-start a stalled econo-

my?
One answer to these questions is that nobody

‘| likes a party pooper.

While the housing bubble was still inflating,
lenders were making lots of money issuing mort-

gages to anyone who walked in the door; invest-’

ment banks were making even more money
repackaging those mortgages into shiny new
securities; and money managers who: booked
big paper profits by buying those securities with
borrowed funds looked like geniuses, and were
paid accordingly.

Who wanted to hear from dismal economists rs

warning that the whole thing was, in effect, a
giant Ponzi scheme?

There’s also another reason the economic :

policy establishment failed to see the current cri-
"sis coming.

The crises of the 1990s and the early years of
this decade should have been seen as dire
omens, as intimations of still-worse troubles to
_ come,

But everyone was too busy celebrating our

success in getting through those crises to notice. -

Consider, in particular, what happened after
the crisis of 1997-98. This crisis showed that the

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modern financial system, with its deregulated
markets, highly leveraged. players and global
capital flows, was becoming dangerously fragile.
But when the crisis abated, the order of the

~ day was triumphalism, not soul-searching.

Time magazine famously named Greenspan,
Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers “The
Committee to Save the World” — the “Three
Marketeers” who “prevented a global melt-
down.” In effect, everyone declared a victory
party over our pullback from the brink, while
forgetting to ask how we got.so close to the
brink in the first place.

In fact, both the crisis of 1997-98 and the
bursting of the dot-com bubble probably had the

perverse effect of making both investors and -

public officials more, not less, complacent.:
Because neither crisis quite lived up to our
worst fears, because neither brought about

another Great Depression, investors came to

believe that Greenspan had the magical power
to solve all problems — and so, one suspects, did
Greenspan himself, who opposed all proposals
for prudential regulation of the financial system.

Now we’ré in the midst of another crisis, the
worst since the 1930s.

For the moment, all eyes are on the immedi-
ate. response to that crisis. Will the Fed’s ever
more aggressive efforts to unfreeze the credit
markets finally start getting somewhere?

Will the Obama administration’s fiscal stim-

ulus turn output and employment around? (I’m.

still not sure, by the way; whether the econom-
ic team is thinking big énough).

And because we’re all so worried about ne
current crisis, it’s hard to focus on the longer-
term issues — on reining in our out-of-control
financial system, so as to prevent or at least
limit the next crisis.

Yet the experience of the last decade ‘sug-
gests that we should be worrying about financial
reform, above all regulating the “shadow bank-
ing system” at the heart of the current - mess,
sooner rather than later.

For once the economy is on the road to recov-
ery, the wheeler-dealers will be making easy
money again — and will lobby hard against
anyone who tries to limit their bottom lines.
Moreover, the success of recovery efforts will
come to seem preordained, even though it was-
n’t, and the urgency of action will be lost.

So here’s my plea: Even though the incoming
administration’s agenda is already very full, it
should not put off financial reform.

The time to start preventing the next crisis is
now, :

(This article was written by Paul Krugman -
c.2008 New York Times News Service). —

















Obama
victory
was an act
of union

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THERE have been few
nights in the annals of the
United States of America
equal to the one the world

‘ awoke.from last Tuesday.
The first true democracy,

which survived its revolution
and its civil war, defeated the
dictators and reached the
moon, last Tuesday night
elected a black president. Sud-
denly, “historic” seems too
small a word.

Historic, also, are the chal-
lenges facing the man who will
be the 44th president of the
United States.

The economy teeters on the
abyss; foes and competitors
test the restless giant on every
front.

And rarely has a president ©
come to office with so little.

experience in rising to such
challenges.

Yet Mr Obama confronts
this grim agenda with a pow-
erful weapon not available to
any of his recent predecessors:
While previous presidential
elections have revealed the

cultural fissures that plagued -

America, last Tuesday night
was an act of union.

The defining question of the
coming years is whether he
can hold that union together.

The president-elect har-
bours no doubt that he is the
harbinger of yet another
American renaissance.

Mr .Obama’s. victory
spanned the nation.

‘He won in the grim cities of
the decaying industrial Mid-
west, and the cockpit of seg-

regation, Virginia.

He owned the farm fields of
Iowa and the desert and peaks
of New Mexico.

He united the Atlantic with
the Pacific with the Great
Lakes with Mississippi with
the Gulf.

He united passionately
enthused African-Americans
with grudgingly accepting
working-class whites.

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denly infused with old-fash-
ioned sixties idealism with
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They voted in big numbers,
standing in line for hours,
sometimes in the rain, to make
this day.

They knew what the day
was about.

A country that, in eléctions
past, seemed increasingly
polarised. by race, class and
religious commitment voted
for reconciliation, for unity of
purpose in the face of dangers

the nation confronts from —

within and without.

What we don’t know is
whether Mr Obama can
entrench this new Democratic
coalition of New Southerners,
liberal northerners, wary blue-
collars, African Americans,
Latinos and the suddenly
mobilised youth, or whether
it will dissolve as he struggles
to reverse economic decline
and financial panic at home
and a plethora of challenges
and threats abroad.

Mr Obama’s new coalition
is freshly minted and fragile.

If he under performs, it
could unravel by the mid-term
elections. But he rises to this
difficult occasion, the Démoc-
ratic Party could enjoy a depth
and breath of support not seen
in many decades..

As for the Republicans, it
was a bad night for the party
as it was for John McCain. .

To his credit, the Arizona
senator refused to drag Jere-
miah Wright, Mr Obama’s for-

‘mer pastor, into the race,

because he feared it would
worsen racial tensions.

His surrogates were by no
means so circumspect.

The crowd in Phoenix: was
far less gracious than the
grand old warrior was in his
concession speech.

He tried to tell them of the
importance of this night.

He and president-elect Oba-
ma “both recognise that
though we have come a long
way from the old injustices
that once stained our nation’s
reputation...the memory of

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For too many such lines,
they booed.

Mr McCain’s choice of
Alaska Governor Sarah Pallin
will be second-guessed forev-
er. Without her, he would nev-
er have rallied the base; with
her, he lost the centrist inde-
pendents.

But in the end, he fought
the campaign he fought, and
will return to the Senate to
ponder the results.

The bad news for the
Republican Party is that many
of its remaining moderates,
people such as New Hamp-
shire’s John Sununu, were
brought down, leaving the
party weakened and prey to
the radical evangelicals and
talk show hosts who dominate
its right wing.

If the GOP clings to that
base, perhaps with Ms Pallin
as its champion, the party has
no future.Never mind all that.

This is a dawn to savour for
everyone who believes that
the future of America is the
future of the free world.

Its citizens have risen mag-
nificently to a magnificent
occasion, demonstrating that
the affliction of race resent-

ments can bé surmounted.

Once. again we have learned
the lesson we keep forgetting:
that entrenched assumptions |
can be uprooted.

Peace can come to Ireland.
The Cold War can end.

America’s racial wounds
can start to heal. In the best of
worlds, it will take half a cen-
tury to heal them completely.

But the nation is now firmly

headed in the right direction.

Americans have shown us
yet again what a fascinating, .
frustrating, complicated peo-
ple they are.

They have chosen « young
black man with little: experi-

ence in high office .o lead

them in a time of danger and
complexity. People of good-

will everywhere will wish him

well.

JERRY ROKER
Nassau,
November, 2008.

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EARLIER this year, Collins House was re-landscaped as. part of a major restoration of the historic site on
Shirley Street. On Monday evening, the restored grounds will be unveiled during the Festival of Lights when
Governor General Arthur Hanna switches on lights as the public joins in Christmas carols and eggnog. The 30-
. minute event is hosted by the National Museum and the Antiquities, Monuments ane Museums Corporation.



Haiti and Jamaica tagged aS two of the

world's most Uangendus countries:

TWO of the Bahamas’ near-
est neighbours have been list-
ed-among 20 of the world’s
most dangerous places.

Haiti and Jamaica have both
been earmarked as violent
countries where tourists go at
their peril.

And Mexico, another fairly

close neighbour, also earns a
place among countries to avoid.
The list appears in The Daily
Telegraph of London, which has
published British Foreign Office
advisories on the world’s most
hazardous trouble spots.

In Jamaica, the Telegraph
spotlights gun crime as the main
danger.

“Although Kingston has a rep-
utation for gun crime and vio-
lence, most incidents take place
in the central residential neigh-
bourhoods which tourists rarely
visit. However, visitors should
remain vigilant in isolated rural
areas and deserted beaches,
even in daylight hours,” it says.

Haiti is cited for its political
volatility, and the risk of kid-





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

"I vex because I was stuck
in bumper to bumper traffic

nappings.
“The Foreign Office advises

against all but essential travel

to Haiti, due to violent attacks
and kidnappings for ransom,”
the newspaper says.
“Demonstrations over the high
price of basic food have fre-
quently turned violent. A recent
series of hurricanes have result-
ed in flooding and substantial
loss of life.

“There is no British Embassy

in Haiti and operations at the .

British consulate in Port-au-
Prince have been suspended
since July, 2005, due to the secu-
rity situation.”

Colombia, source of the
cocaine which formed the basis
of the Bahamas’ drug trade in
the 1980s, is also among the top
20 danger spots.

And Mexico is named for its
high rate of street crime.

“While threats from terrorism
are low, Mexico has a high inci-
dence of street crime, and it is
increasing,” says the Telegraph.
“Tourists in urban centres and

on public transport should
remain vigilant. Other risks
include those from earthquakes

and the hurricane season, which .

runs from June to November.
There have been threé shark
attacks along the Pacific coast
this year, all involving surfers.”

This week’s Mumbai massacre,

-and threats of terrorism elsé-

where in the country, have
added India to the world’s worst
danger spots along with its polit-

ically unstable neighbour, Pak- .

istan.
Thailand, once one of the most
peaceful destinations on earth,
is also in the top 20 because of
recent political unrest, which
has closed two of the nation’s
main airports.

Iraq and Afghanistan are, not
surprisingly, listed as off-limits
for tourists because of the wars

’ raging there.

But many of the countries on

the Telegraph’s list are in
Africa, with Burundi, Sudan,
Eritrea, South Africa, Liberia
and Nigeria among them.

“mean the ones who ain' ga' have food to eat.
. "I just hope people who laid off are spending
whatever money they have wisely,"

- NAT, NASSAU.

"I vex because I ordered a package from the

for hours on Thursday night!
I left work 10 minutes to five;
hoping I would beat some of
thé rush hour traffic, but I
was in for a surprise. East Bay Street was chock-
er block with a bunch of cars all at a standstill!



"I spent two hours in traffic trying to get from

East Bay Street to Prince Charles Drive. All the
side roads were blocked, it wasn't anyway to get
onto a side road to try and escape that madness.
As fool as I am, I even went'back out into traffic
around seven last night to get my girlfriend food
and I was stuck behind the wheel for another
hour and a half. I ain' know what cause that mess,
but it almost drive me out of my mind.”

- ANGRY MOTORIST.

"I vex since a politician years ago fool me when
he said ain't many Haitians being born at PMH in
da papers and a journalist recently in a front page
story used the words 'thousands' and 'masses' of
young Haitians eligible for lower COB fees. Boy
da politician sure fool me."

- FOOL, NASSAU.

"I vex because Christmas coming and so many
. people out of jobs, people ain' have'no money. I
keep thinking bout all those poor families who
won't have any ham and turkey this year. I ain’
mean the ones who might not get a Playstation - I

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_ States and they shipped it through one of those US

mail box places. The store I ordered from didn't
send an invoice with my package, so the mail box
place told me Customs wouldn't release the pack-
age until I sent them a copy of the invoice.

Now I can understand that, so I faxed Customs
a copy of the invoice, but when I called the mail
box place they say my package ain' there, on top
of that they say I have to send the invoice to them
again.

"So I fax it to them two more times and still J ain
get the package. My stuff has been sitting up in
Customs for over two weeks, even though I sent
my invoice to them. I will freak myself out when I
go there this evening and my stuff ain’ there. I'm

_ not going through that anymore, next time I goin'

to Miami to bring my things over myself.”
- VERY DISGRUNTLED CUSTOMER, NASSAU.

-“T vex at the bathroom situation at the mall.
How in da world can it be so difficult to maintain
clean bathrooms?

Last time I been in there, there was some
woman who I think ‘sposed to be a cleaning lady,
but all she did was stand there and tell people ‘dat
sink don’t work’, ‘there ain’t now water in that
one’. The situation with the bathrooms in the
movies has finally gotten a tiny bit better, but
the ones in the mall remain disgusting,”

- VEXED SHOPPER.

/

‘Festival of Lights’
begins Monday

THE grounds of one of the
nation’s most historic sites will
come to life on Monday when
Governor General Arthur
Hanna flips the switch and the
lights come on in the gardens
of Collins House - launching
the month-long “Festival of
Lights” celebration.

The event, hosted by the
Antiquities, Monuments and
Museums Corporation
(AMMC) at the site on Shirley
Street, begins at 7pm.

It is open to the public free
of charge and includes music
and eggnog:

“Centreville or Collins ©

House, as it is better known, is
a national treasure that is
being professionally restored;”
said Dr Keith Tinker, director
of the National Museum of the
Bahamas.

“While the interior is not yet
ready for public viewing, a lot
of work has gone into the
grounds with landscaping and
lighting and we thought what
better way to re-introduce the

public to this majestic treasure
than to decorate it for the hol-
idays, light thé grounds and
invite everyone to join the cel-
ebration.”

Monday’s celebration, which
will last about 30 minutes, will
include Christmas carolling on
the lawn led by the Centre-
ville Seventh Day Adventist
Chorale.

Dr Tinker said that the Fes-
tival of Lights kicks off a
month of activities that
includes a school singing com-
petition on December 4, also
on the grounds of Collins
House; Christmas Magic, a
holiday open house at Balcony
House on December 13, and
Christmas at Fort Charlotte
on December 21, a lavish con-
cert and Yuletide celebration
co-hosted by the Ministry of
Tourism with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Band
in concert.

The first Centreville House
was built of wood more than
100 years ago. When it was

destroyed by the hurricane of
1929, then-owner businessman
Ralph Gregory Collins - often
credited with being one of the
architects of the tourism indus-
try in the Bahamas -had it
rebuilt of solid concrete with
engineering strength to with-
stand the fiercest storms. No
expense was spared. Collins
died in 1946. Four years later,
it was purchased by St
Andrew’s School, which occu-
pied the premises until 1971
when the school moved to
larger grounds in Yamacraw
and the government bought
the nearly six-acre property
east of the heart of downtown
Nassau. The Ministry of Edu-
cation occupied the building
until 2003 when it, too, moved
into its new home, leaving
Collins House boarded up and
empty except for hundreds o}
pigeons that roosted in it:

caves.

Parking for Monday’s even
is available through the Collin:
Avenue entrance.

In Celebration of the
Life of

Christopher
R. Esfakis

28th November, 1959
22nd April, 2002

‘This Monday j past my. huseeeaineat ied bs
_And with my family I have cried.

oped and prayed that he would stay
- But it wasn’t to be that way
And while I feel this isn’t fair
I guess he’s needed more up there
I hope there’s music where he’s gone —

he can play and sing along -
or each of us within his life
ds, his kin, his loving wife

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fi REEPORT - At the opening of the first Bahamas Internation-
ptt IViaritime Conference and Trade Show, Prime Minister Hubert
‘graham said the Bahamas Ship Registry continues to grow, sur-
| gassing the 50 million gross tonnage mark earlier this year.
_Mr Ingraham, who opened the conference earlier this month at the
BP ur Lucaya Resort, said the ship registry has grown since 1977 to
scome the third largest in the world.
“I was pleased to learn that earlier this year the Bahamas Ship
_-tegistry surpassed the 50 million gross tonnage mark.
‘Let me hasten to add, however, that it was never our objective to
ome the largest ship registry. Instead we have concentrated and
{scused our efforts on becoming a well regulated and properly
super vised registry capable of delivering quality service,” he said.
ir Ingraham said the maritime industry continues to present
i potential for development locally and internationally.
e noted that an appropriate legislative and administrative frame-
ork is necessary to properly and adequately monitor and regulate
1c sector. Mr Ingraham also stated that by that providing state-of-
att port and maritime support facilities, the country is well
k Poised to benefit from growth and development in the sector.

“Indeed, we are readying ourselves for a major enlargement of
hi: dvbour facilities in our capital city of Nassau so that the port will be
pathle Lo accommodate the largest cruise vessels now under con-
ae uction,” he said.

rg. re lated project, he said, will relocate commercial shipping out-
te the Nassau downtown city centre. Prime Minister Ingraham also
sated that the government anticipates the enhancement of land-
side cruisé ship port facilities in Grand Bahama.
| He stressed that tourism is the principal engine of the economy
| and the sea has always been an integral part of that sector.
\” Wir Ingraham reported that the country’s cruise sector has expand-
ito rival and surpass hotel-based tourism during the past 25 years
NOE SO. Today, cruise lines operate private ports-of-call at five locations
vin (he Bahamas — at Great Sturrup Cay and Little Sturrup Cay in the
« ‘Gerry Islands; Castaway Cay and Gorda Cay in the Abacos; Princess
“ IC =iy near Bannerman Town in Eleuthera; and Half Moon Cay (Lit-
ile San Salvador) between Eleuthera and Cat Island, he said.
i y(r Ingraham said Grand Bahama has become an important mar- |
lyitgne hub for the country.
A rm loday, the Freeport Container Port, eperated by Hutchinson
irjort Holding in conjunction with its industry partner, Mediter-
iireriean Shipping Company (MSC), sits on the deepest port in our
on, is the 72nd busiest container terminal in the world and the 4th
est hub for MSC,” he said.
“Mr Ingraham also noted that the Phase V expansion of the port
; Will increase its capacity by 50 per cent.
| Lege ic also said employment at the port will increase from nearly 900
@(O as many as 1,200 employees when the expansion project is com-
#ipleted toward the end of 2010. Mr Ingraham noted that the Grand
8ahama Shipyard is another significant development. It operates two
ct loating dry docks and two wet berths capable of repairing some of
ibe lar vest and most advanced vessels in the world.
we “The location of these two important maritime-based enterpris-
>> in Grand Bahama has proven beneficial to both the investors and
® to-our country. Indeed, the rapid expansion of operations at the Con-
ner Port and at the Shipyard is indicative, I believe, of the eco-
wonnc success of their undertakings,” he said.
» Because of the rapid growth in the maritime industry, Mr Ingra-
fam said, the Bahamas Maritime Authority was created in 1995 with
“he following goals and objectives:
Gi * to promote, facilitate and encourage the. development of ship
egistration and maritime administration
* @ to regulate and control all matters related to merchant shipping
® to participate in international organisations dealing with mar-
| itime-related matters
|, © to advise the government on any matter relating to merchant
| shipping, marine pollution prevention and control
© to expand and create maritime employment opportunities for
» Bahamians
The Bahamas Maritime Authority. maintains overseas offices in
London, and New York.
° -Mr Ingraham said the Bahamas has been a member and active
rticipant in the activities of the International Maritime Organi-
sation (IMO) since 1976.
The country served as a member of the IMO Council between
1991 and 1995, and again from 1999 to 2007, arid won re-lection to
that body last November.

“Our membership on the IMO Council has afforded us the oppor-
iunily to participate in discussions leading to the development of new
international maritime laws and regulations including discussion
Wof threats to the industry.

“These threats cover .a wide gamut — from the illicit traffic in
rcotics and human trafficking to marine environment protection,
able fuel prices and the resurgence of. marine piracy particularly
‘the coast of parts of Asia and east Africa,” Mr Ingraham said.
The prime minister said that the IMO seeks to co-ordinate a
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Royal Bank of Canada
branch on Bay Street and
Victoria Avenue closed its
doors for a final time yes-
terday. The branch will be
consolidated with RBC’s
Main Branch a few blocks
away on Bay Street as part
of RBC’s strategy to recon-
figure its branch network to
accommodate growth and
population shifts in New
Providence.

When the Bay and Victo-
ria Avenue branch opened
in 1947 it was known as the
East End branch. It was the
first branch opened by the
bank and started an explo-
sion of branch openings
through the islands in the
subsequent decades.

RBC has observed major
growth in the southwest
section of New Providence
and as such will be opening
its largest branch to date, in
the Carmichael Road area in
November of this year, }
marking their 100th
anniversary of doing busi-
ness in the Bahamas.

Five Public Works contracts |
signed for Grand Bahama

By Simon Lewis
Bahamas Information
Services

FREEPORT - GIVING

Grand Bahama’s economy_a |

much needed boost, Minister for

‘Public Works and Transport

Neko Grant signed five public
works contracts totalling approx-
imately $650,000 for work in the
island’s three districts.

‘Minister Grant said during the
signings on Thursday that the
government’s “infrastructure cru-
sade continues in Grand Bahama
today.”

Contracts were signed for the
reconstruction of Water Cay
dock; repairs to the West End
Post Office; installation of a
boundary fence and gates at the
West End Post Office; repairs to
the Ministry.of Agriculture’s Pro-
duce Exchange Building in
Freeport, and repairs to the
Williams/Russell Town Cemetery
Road.

Addressing the media at the
Office of the Prime Minister in
Freeport, Mr Grant reiterated
that the Water Cay Dock was
destroyed some four years ago by
Hurricane Frances,

“It is regrettable that the good

. people of this fine Cay have been

inconvenienced for so long. We
have come today to Bang relief,”
he said. '

“A contract will be signed with
Treasure Coast Marine Company
Limited in the amount of
$146,126 for the reconstruction

of the Water Cay Dock. The.

work is expected to be completed

‘45 days after the commence- ~

ment.”

Signing on behalf of Treasure
Coast Marine was Crystal Lowe,
the company’s managing direc-

- tor, who assured Minister Grant

that the work will be completed
to the government’s and the peo-
ple’s satisfaction and in a timely
manner. |
Chief Councilor for East
Grand Bahama Lawrence Laing,
who was present for the signing,
thanked the minister on behalf

of the people of East Grand









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WATER CAY DOCK SIGNING — Minister of Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signs a contract with Treasure Coast Marine Company Limited
in the amount of $146,126 for the reconstruction of the Water Cay Dock.
Pictured left to right are Anita Bernard, permanent secretary in the Min-
istry of Public Works and Transport; Gordon Major, acting director of Pub-
lic Works; Works Minister Neko Grant; Crystal Lowe, managing director

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2008

_ There will be no services held at Central on Sunday.
Services will be held at the Wyndham Nassau Resorts
10:00 am. The 130th Anniversary Lucheon of the Assemblies
Biehten will be held a at al 30 p.m.

of Treasure Coast Marine, and Lawrence Laing, Chief Councilor sor East

Grand Bahama.

Bahama, particularly the people
of north Water Cay.

“The people of Water Cay
were crying for this for a long
time and now they have a Christ-

_mas treat,” he said.

Drawing attention to the West
End Post Office, Mr Grant said,
“West End is the capital of Grand
Bahama. For West End to be
without a post office for over two
years is unacceptable.”

' He then went on to sign a con-
tract in the amount of $124,361

. with Coastline Builders to com-
plete what he described as “long

overdue repairs” to the West End
Post Office. The work is sched-
uled to be completed within three
months from commencement.

A further contract in the
amount of $12,250 was signed
with Professional Services to
install a boundary fence and gates
in order to secure the property.

Chief Councilor for West

Grand Bahama Majorie Darville
pointed out that West End:is a
large settlement and needs to
have its postal services restored.

She. thanked the minister and ©

the government for their efforts in

‘that regard. Focusing on the Pro-
duce Exchange Building in down-

town Freeport, Mr Grant said the

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facility has been in a state of dis-
repair for some time now.

He then went onto sign a con-
tract in the amount of $336,680
with Golden Triangle Construc-
tion Company for repairs to the
facility. Work is scheduled to be
completed within ten weeks from
date of commencement.

Commenting on that signing,
Chief Councilor for the City of
Freeport Alvin Smith said, “On
behalf of the good citizens of the

' City of Freeport District, I would

really like to say thank you to the
minister and to the government
for seeing that the Produce
Exchange is being refurbished.

“We know that it is not just
going to be an economic boost,, :
but a beautification boost for the
downtown area. The Produce
Exchange has been in a state of
disrepair for quite some time, and
sO we just want to thank the gov-
ernment for seeing that the City
of Freeport is beautified just in

‘time for the holidays,” Mr Smith

said. Minister Grant also dis-
cussed the issue of the road head-
ing into, the Williams/Russell .
Town Cemetery.

“The condition of this road has
been in a most undesirable state
of disrepair for years. In addition
to persons visiting the resting
place of their loved ones, tourists
frequenting this quaint settlement
also visit the monument located
to the west of.the cemetery,” he
said. Mr Grant then signed a con-
tract.in the amount of. $25,000
with Bahamas Dredging and
Marine Construction for the
repairs of the road. ;

That work is schedule for com- -
pletion in 30 days.

Congratulating the contractors

_ on winning the bids for the

respective projects, Mr Grant told
them that the government expects
“on time completion and work of
high quality.”

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7:00 am: Bro. Ernest Miller/Rev. Carla Culmer
11:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmer/ Bro. Jamicko Forde.
7:00 pm: Regional Advent Service
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Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

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COME TO WORSHIP, LEAVE TO SERVE







@ By ROB MAADDI
AP Sports Writer



PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Donovan McNabb watched the
end of another game from the
sideline. After a vintage per-
‘formance, he earned a seat on
the bench.

McNabb threw four touch-
down passes, Brian Westbrook
tied a team record with four
scores and the Philadelphia
Eagles beat the Arizona Cardi-
nals 48-20 on Thursday night.

Just four days earlier, McN-
abb was benched for the first
time in his career at halftime of
a 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The
Eagles only trailed 10-7 when
coach Andy Reid decided to
put Kevin Kolb in after McN-
abb threw five interceptions and
lost two fumbles in his previous
seven quarters.

But Reid gave McNabb
another chance — and the five-
time Pro Bowl quarterback

‘responded with his best game
since Week 1. He completed 27
of 39 passes for 260 yards and a
passer rating.of 121.7. Kolb ran
out the clock while McNabb cel-
ebrated the win.

"You have ups and downs
and you have tough times,"
McNabb said. "It's all how yeu
overcome that."

In Thursday's other NFL
games, it was: Tennessee 47,
Detroit 10; and Dallas 34, Seat-
tle 9.

Westbrook, playing with a
sore ankle and knee, had 110
yards rushing and 20 more
receiving. He had two TDs on

the ground and two receiving.

Wideout Irving Fryar was the
last Eagles player to score four
TDs in 1996.

"We needed this game. It:was
a little vindication for my offen-
sive line. We did a great job,"
Westbrook said.

The Eagles (6-5-1) desper-
ately needed to win to maintain
their slim playoff hopes. They'll
have a few extra days to pre-
pare for the New York Giants
(10-1) on Dec. 7.

The Cardinals (7-5) will
clinch their first division title in

33 years if San Francisco loses .

at Buffalo on Sunday.

“"F don't know if we* were
mentally prepared," Arizona
coach Ken Whisentunt said.

J

"We played hard, but obvious-
ly made too many mistakes. We
weren't as crisp as we had
been."

Kurt Warner threw for 235
yards with three TDs and thive
interceptions.

"It's not the game we wanted
to play," Warner said. "I came
out and forced one early. We

just didn't have our game today .

and it was across the board."
McNabb looked like the guy
who led the Eagles to four
straight NFC championship
games and one Super Bowl. He

was 5-for-5 for 38 yards on the °

opening drive, capping it with a
5-yard TD pass to Westbrook.
"He was very determined, he

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS.

McNabb, Westbrook lead Eagles to victory

commanded the offense, he
relaxed and played very. well,"
Reid said. "He blocked every-
thing out and went about his

'- business. It's a credit to him and

the kind of guy he is."
Whoever was calling the

plays — Reid or offensive coor-

dinator Marty Mornhinweg —
finally mixed it up instead of
relying heavily on the pass. The
running backs carried six times
during the 12-play drive.
Joselio Hanson, starting for
the injured Asante Samuel, set
up the next score with his first
career interception and a 13-

yard return to the Arizona 41.

Warner's pass into tight cover-

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Bradley. Westbrook ran four

straight plays, scoring from the

1 to make it 14-0. He caught a 2-
yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead.
Warner tossed a 1-yard TD

.pass to Larry Fitzgerald to cut it

to 21-7 late in the second quar-
ter. It was his 20th straight game

with a TD pass, breaking Neil

Lomax's franchise record.
Westbrook had a 9-yard TD
run in the third quarter to put

Philadelphia ahead 31-7. McN-

abb connected with Jackson for
24 yards on third-and-23 one
play earlier.

‘Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9

At Irving, Texas, Tony Romo

tN NN Ll

might not want to take the
splint off his passing hand the
way he and the Cowboys are
playing.

Romo crisply guided Dallas
to touchdowns on its first three
drives and points on the first
four, then turned the early surge
into a victory over Seattle.

The Cowboys won their third
straight, matching their best roll
of the season, all coming since
Romo returned from a broken
right pinkie. Dallas is 8-4 and
back near the top of the NFC
playoff race. Now comes the
hard part — staying there.

The Cowboys: next three
games are against Pittsburgh,
the New York Giants and Bal-
timore. That stretch will be even
tougher if they're without line-
backer DeMarcus Ware and
running back Marion Barber.
Both left with injuries in the
third quarter, Ware because of
a sprained left knee and Bar-
ber with a bruised right pinkie
toe.

The Seahawks lost their fifth

straight game and fell to 2-10. It -

matches the most losses outgo-
ing coach Mike Holmgren has
had in his 17 years in the NFL,
and there are four games left.



Titans 47, Lions 10

At Detroit, Chris Johnson
was untouched on a short run
to the outside and a long gain
up the middle.

The two plays were symbol-
ic of the canyon-like gap
between the once-beaten Ten-
nessee Titans and the winless
Lions.

Johnson ran for two touch-
downs in the first quarter,
LenDale White scored twice-in
the second and Tennessee
coasted.

Johnson finished with 125
yards rushing and White added
106 on the ground as Ten-
nessee met its goal of re-estab-
lishing the running game.

The Titans (11-1) bounced
back from their first defeat of
the season, surging to a 28-3
lead in the opening minute of
the second, and have their best
12-game record in franchise
history.

The Lions (0-12) moved a
step closer to becoming the
NFL's first 0-16 team, losing
by a franchise-worst 37 points
and giving up a franchise-
record 47 points in their 69th
game on Thanksgiving.

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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 1ST
day of DECEMBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizens ip, 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 29TH day of NOVEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible. for Nationality and
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Abaco murder leaves

community in shock
FROM page one

armed with guns entered M and R Foodstore. One approached
Strachan, who was. operating the cash register, and gun-butted
him, police say.

Strachan was shot as he attempted to flee. His body was discoy-
ered near the foodstore’s storage room.

The gunmen reportedly fled into bushes with the store’s cash.

Strachan’s death pushes the country’s murder count to 72 and is
the first on Abaco this year. The country recorded a record-break-
ing 79 murders in 2007 as well as five suspicious deaths.

The victim, who has a twin brother, was described by his father
as a good son.

“He was a very good boy. I couldn’t have asked for a better son.
It’s just sad it happened this way, it’s just devastating,” Mr Strachan
told The Tribune yesterday.

“He stayed at the shop with me from open to close. There were
few times that he took a day off.

“He worked from Monday to Friday and I opened the store on
Saturdays and Sundays and he would still come in and stay with me
all day,” he said.

Mr Strachan said the gunmen escaped with $1,350. The father-of-
six said the community was outraged and shocked by the incident.

Cleophas Cornish, 66, of Dundas Town, who has lived on Aba-
co his entire life, said the incident was disturbing and upsetting.

“Abaco has been a pretty quiet place all of my life. It’s very upset-
ting, we have our differences but it’s been pretty nice here.

“It’s really shocking to everyone to hear what happened.”

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ulous democracy and a sister state in the Cénmoawealth:

“These vicious attacks come at a time when there are already too
many violent conflicts in the world and when the nations are facing
the additional challenge of financial and economic instability.

“On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas, I
should like publicly to express our sympathy to the Government of
India, especially the residents of the City of Mumbai (Bombay).

“T assure them of our solidarity with them and our commitment

_to collaborate with all civilized peoples in the global struggle

against terrorism, the wanton killing of innocent people and destruc-
tion of property including historic landmarks.

“We trust that the ordeal will soon end, that the perpetrators will
be identified and brought to justice and that these incidents will not
adversely affect efforts to develop more cordial relations between

India and Pakistan. These. sentiments are also being expressed |

through the usual diplomatic channels.”

BEC says sorry for traffic chaos
FROM page one
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Drivers reported that side streets off Shirley Street were blocked with

cars as desperate motorists searched for an alternative route home.
Yesterday, officer-in-charge of the traffic division, Supt Melvin Lundy,

- said an officer was dispatched around 5.15pm to assist with the chaot-

ic scene.
“An officer went there around 5.15pm or so to help with alleviating

.the traffic problem. He was able to help free up that traffic which

was travelling east, in other words, he had to divert the traffic (that) was
travelling west through Johnson Road, so the traffic travelling east could
move freely,” the officer said.

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Customs hit by $14m loss
FROM page one

Mr Adderley, though, said he was not trying to place blame.

He said he does not suspect there will be a significant dive in Cus-
toms revenue as the year progresses into next year.

According to him revenue might even out as government projects
come into effect. °

“We may very well stabilise it a bit,” said Mr Adderley.

“T think the prime minister made it clear that what he plans to do
is go ahead with some of those infrastuctural programmes and
that’s going to mean work and people will buy things - we import
everything, so if people have some money to buy then revenue can
be collected.”

Customs boss denies accusations
FROM page one

Mr Adderley said for those officers stationed in areas viewed as high
risk, steps are made to first train then issue on-the-job firearms for their
protection. But he said there was no other security offered.

With the special fraud unit being established in June, Mr Adderley
explained that its role is to assist officers with examining imports, and
also to collect revenues that may have been missing.

With Customs being one of government’s major revenue collec-
tion agencies, and with numerous demands from inside and outside the
department calling for an independent investigation unit, Mr Adder-
ley remained confident that there is no such need.

At a special meeting on Thursday, many senior officers said that, due
to the apparent lack of support from Mr Adderley for the officer who
had lost her home, it was felt that the comptroller’s resignation was in
order. However, Mr Adderley said there are no incidents of nepotism
or corruption that he is aware of, and added that the only person who
he is concerned about when it comes to his performance is the prime
minister. Mr Adderley also claimed The Tribune was incorrect when it
had reported that he was evading the press in recent months.

However, a Tribune reporter following the case of a Customs officer
who was still working while under investigation said Mr Adderley
had not been available for interviews and did not return phone calls.

The reporter confirmed that, though Mr Adderley had stated months
ago that he would maintain an open relationship with the press, it
had been extremely difficult verifying information with the comptrol-
ler who in many cases did not return calls until days or weeks later.

Union president calls for weapons Haining
FROM page one

beyond the call of duty to ensure that the customs revenue is collect-
ed,” said Mr Pinder.

“Customs revenue is already down $14 million. So what is he saying?
That it doesn’t matter to him, the life of the customs officers, or the .rev-

‘ enue being collected? That’s a bad sign to show,” he added.

Mr Pinder claimed Mr Adderley “doesn’t appear to be showing
any sensitivity or sympathy towards the officers involved overall.”
The attack gutted the officer’s home leaving her and her family

with nothing. In the wake of the incident, fellow officers hit out at Mr

Adderley’s allegedly “heartless” response to the incident.

At a press conference held yesterday Mr Adderley reiterated what
he had been alleged to have said to officers privately: “That those offi-
cers who feel that they can no longer serve” should “perhaps have to
find another job to pursue.”

Mr Pinder said that the murder of customs officer Sean Symonette
in 1999 should have meant Mr Adderley was “sensitised to the fact that
there’s a need to be more sensitive to this issue (of officers’ security).”

Mr Symonette was taking part in'an undercover Customs operation.
As was alleged in the case of Ms Ritchie, Mr Symonette had received
death threats. He asked for a gun or police protection, but received nei-
ther. “We cannot allow citizens to think they have the right to defraud
customs or the Bahamas government out of its revenue and that any-
one who tries to bring them to justice will suffer some property dam-
age or personal infliction. We cannot allow that kind of thing to hap-
pen in this country,” said Mr Pinder.

He said Mr Adderley should use his influence to speak “head to
head” with the Commissioner of Police to ensure that greater effort is
taken to investigate damage done to officers’ property, or threats
made against them.

Traffic fatality in Abaco

One person was killed in a traffic accident in north Abaco last
night.’ '

The crash happened at Cedar Harbour, Little Abaco, north
“of Cooper’s Town. A Marsh Harbour source told The Tri-
bune: “No other details are available at this time, but we can
confirm there is one fatality.”

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tational Basketball Tour-
nament got underway yes-
terday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium with only the
boys’ teams in action..

Among the results posted
were: C W Saunders pri-
mary boys 22-15 over
Teleos; Mt. Carmel def. St.
Anne’s primary boys 19-18;
Westminister primary boys
defeated Temple Christian
20-9; Anatol intermediate
boys 30-17 over HO Nash;
CV Bethel. intermediate |
boys 27-24 over Zion Chris-
tian and Westminister def.
Galilee junior boys 25-17.

A total of 90 teams are
signed up to play in the pri-
mary boys and girls, junior
boys and girls, intermedi. ,
ate boys and, senior girls.
divisions.

Some of the summaries
are as follows:

CW Saunders 22, Teleos
15: M Glinton scored eight
and K Thompson and R
Chisholm both chipped in
with four in the win for the
Cougars’ intermediate
boys.

Anatol 30, HO Nash 17:
Trevez Evand scored a
game high 11, Dario
Thompson had eight and
Antonio Hanna six as Ana-
tol won their first game in
the tournament in the inter-
mediate boys division.

Chet Johnson and Ran-
don Swaby both had six
and Dwayne Thurston four
in a losing effort.

CV Bethel 27, Zio
Christian 24: Jeffery Wood-
side scored eight, Kenwick
Rahming had seven and
Thevaughn Moss six in the
win for the Stingrays.

Nathan Ellis had a game
high 10, Anthony Oliver
eight and Ansenio Wood-
side four in a losing effort.

Today, the action will
continue at 10 am with a
number of games being
played on two separate
courts.

In the eastern division,
Aquinas College will play
St John’s junior boys;
Queen’s College will play .
DW Davis junior boys.

In the western division,
HO Nash will play CC
Sweeting junior boys; CH
Reeves will play SC
McPherson intermediate
boys and Our Lady’s will
face Nassau Christian
Academy.

The tournament will take
a break on Sunday, but will
pick up on Monday. Next
week, Family Island teams
are expected to arrive to
start play.’







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ST BEDE’S CRUSHERS guard Kyle “Flash” Turnquest drives during yesterday's game...













SPARKS’ Ashton Munroe tries to control the ball...

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CRUSHERS’ Donzel Huyler goes for a layup...



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

h how sweet it is to
finally be called the
Catholic Diocesan

Primary Schools basketball

champions again.

In three gruelling games, the
St Bede’s Crushers snapped the
St Thomas More Sparks’ stran-
glehold on the tournament fo
win their first title in more than
a decade.

It came down to the deciding
game yesterday as the Crush-
ers prevailed with a 41-37 tri-
umph that they hope to carry
into.the 24th Father Marcian
Peters Invitational at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium next
week as they defend their title.

Avoiding a total collapse
from Jast year when their per-
fect season was ruined, the
repeat pennant winning Crush-
ers made sure that the title did-
n't slip away from them - again.

“This almost feels as good as
Father Marcian Peters. I have to
give it up to these guys,” said
Donnie Culmer, who along with
Ricardo Freemantle coached
the Crushers.

“They worked real hard for
this. We’ve been there some
long hard strenuous hours and it
finally paid off. It finally paid
off.”

Freemantle said they have
been working with the boys up
to six days a week and they did
exactly what they were taught.

“T’m really proud of them,”
Mantle stated. “We are hoping
to go to Father Marcian for the
same results. Anywhere, any-
time, we are ready.”

Shaking off their hard break-
ing two-point loss on Wednes-
day, Kyle ‘Flash’ Turnquest
produced 13 points, Dwight
Wheatley had 12 and Donzel
Huyler chipped tn with seven
to spark the Crushers’ champt-
onship feat.

The Sparks eventually lost
center Joél Morris to five fouls
with about one minute and 41
seconds remaining on the clock
with the Crushers holding a slim
36-35 advantage.

Sebastian Grey stepped up °

and finished with a game high
14, but Daejour Adderley was
limited to just seven, while Mor-
ris and Shequille Sands both
had six.

Alter Sands canned a pair of
free throws to tie the score at
37-37 with 1:30 on the clock,
Turnquest’s lay-up at L:23-gave
St Bede’s a 39-37 margin.

Then with 4.3 seconds to go,
Wheatley went to the charity

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three pointer
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stripe and converted his pair of
free throws to put the final nail
in the Sparks’ coffin,

“We worked ‘real hard
because we didn’t want to lose
again like we did. on Wednes-
day,” said Turnquest, the flashy
guard, who still has another
year at St Bede’s.

He said he was,pleased to
have hit the big basket when he
did to put the Crushers ahead
for good. y

“Last year we couldn’t pull it
off, but this year it finally
worked out’ for us,” Wheatley
stressed. “Our school hasn't
won a championship in the last
11 years, so it’s good to get. that
feeling again.”

Nobody was more elated with
the victory than principal Mar-
va Coakley.

“It’s an awesome feeling. It’s
a great feeling,” she lamented.



_ “Um a proud principal. ’m-

proud of how the boys struck
together and followed the plan
given by coaches Freemantle
and Culmer. Thank you.”

Despite losing it all, the
Sparks hard to retain their title.
But coach Nkomo Ferguson
said they had to play second fid-
dle. to the best team in the
league this year.

“Foul trouble, foul trouble,”
were the words that Ferguson
echoed in trying to sum up the
loss. “We-couldn’t keep the big
meninthe game.

“We just have to take it in

' strides, but we will see them

again in Father Marcian Peters.
We have to beat them then.”
Morris said St Bede’s
desetved to win. -
“They played hard. They
came at us with their best and
they beat us,” he stated. “They
were definitely the best team

- out there today.”

St Bede’s came out firing on
all cylinders as they opened a
12-4 lead in the first quarter as
Wheatley came up with three
big baskets. They went on to

‘hold onto a 19-12 margin at the

half as Turnquest stepped in to
make his contribution.

But throughout the second
half, the lead seesawed with nei-
ther team taking more than a
four-point margin with the
Crushers up 28-24 at the end of
the third.

- St Thomas More had rallied
to open a 35-30 lead on a basket
from Markyle Major. But Adri-
an Mackey canned a free throw,
Turnquest got a lay-up and
Donzel Huyler added a pair of
free throws and St.Bede’s

surged back on top 35-34 and

they never trailed as they went
on to secure the win.



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LAST CUSTOMER: RBC branch on Bay Street and Victoria Avenue closes

Bahamas Ship Registry
surpasses 50 million
eross tonnage mark

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












































































































FREEPORT - At the opening of the first Bahamas Internation-
al Maritime Conference and Trade Show, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said the Bahamas Ship Registry continues to grow, sur-
passing the 50 million gross tonnage mark earlier this year.

Mr Ingraham, who opened the conference earlier this month at the
Our Lucaya Resort, said the ship registry has grown since 1977 to
become the third largest in the world.

“T was pleased to learn that earlier this year the Bahamas Ship
Registry surpassed the 50 million gross tonnage mark. .

“Let me hasten to add, however, that it was never our objective to
become the largest ship registry. Instead we have concentrated and
focused our efforts on becoming a well regulated and properly
supervised registry capable of delivering quality service,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said the maritime industry continues to present
great potential for development locally and internationally.

He noted that an appropriate legislative and administrative frame-
work is necessary to properly and adequately monitor and regulate
the sector. Mr Ingraham also stated that by that providing:state-of-
the-art port and maritime support facilities, the country is well
poised to benefit from growth and development in the sector.

“Indeed, we are readying ourselves for a major enlargement of
harbour facilities in our capital city of Nassau so that the port will be
able to accommodate the largest cruise vessels now under con-
struction,” he said.

A related project, he said, will relocate eBininircial shipping out-
side the Nassau downtown city centre. Prime Minister Ingraham also
indicated that the government anticipates the enhancement of land-
side cruise ship port facilities in Grand Bahama.

He stressed that tourism is the principal engine of the economy
and the sea has always been an integral part of that sector.

Mr Ingraham reported that the country’s cruise sector has expand-
ed to rival and surpass hotel-based tourism during the past 25 years
or so. Today, cruise lines operate private ports-of-call at five locations
in the Bahamas — at Great Sturrup Cay and Little Sturrup Cay in the
Berry Islands; Castaway Cay and Gorda Cay in the Abacos; Princess

Cay near Bannerman Town in Eleuthera; and Half Moon Cay (Lit- |

tle San Salvador) between Eleuthera and Cat Island, he said.

Mr Ingraham said Grand Bahama has become an important mar-
itime hub for the country. —.

“Today, the Freeport Container Port, operated by Hutchinson
Port Holding in conjunction with its industry partner, Mediter-
ranean Shipping Company (MSC), sits on the deepest port in our

.| region, is the 72nd busiest container terminal in the world and the 4th
busiest hub for MSC,” he, said.

_| Mr Ingraham also noted that the Phase V expansion of the port
will increase its capacity by.50 per cent.

-He also said employment at the port will increase from nearly 900
to as many as 1,200 employees when the expansion project is com-
pleted toward the end of 2010, Mr Ingraham noted that the Grand
Bahama Shipyard is another significant development. It operates two
floating dry docks and two wet berths capable of repairing some of
the largest and most advanced vessels in the world.

“The location of these two important maritime-based enterpris-
es in Grand Bahama has proven beneficial to both the investors and
to our country. Indeed, the rapid expansion of operations at the Con-
tainer Port and:at the Shipyard is indicative, I believe, of the eco-
nomic success of their undertakings,” he said.,

Because of the rapid growth in the maritime industry, Mr Ingra-
ham said, the Bahamas Maritime Authority was created i in 1995 with
the following goals and objectives:

° to promote, facilitate and ‘encourage the development of ship

. registration and maritime administration

° to regulate and control all matters related to merchant shipping

¢ to participate in international organisations dealing with mar-
itime-related matters

* to advise the government on any matter relating to merchant
shipping, marine pollution prevention and control

¢ to.expand and create maritime employment opportunities for
Bahamians

The Bahamas Maritime ‘Authority maintains overseas offices i in
London, and New York. ‘

Mr Ingraham said the Bahamas has been a member and active
participant in the activities of the International Maritime Organi-
sation (IMO) since 1976.

The country served as a member of the IMO Council between

1991 and 1995, and again from 1999 to 2007, and won re-lection to
that body last November.
_ “Our membership on the IMO Council has afforded | us’ the oppor-
tunity to participate in discussions leading to the development of new
international maritime laws and regulations acl ecree discussion.
of threats to the industry.

“These threats cover a wide gamut — from the illicit traffic in
narcotics and human trafficking to marine environment protection,
unstable fuel prices and the resurgence of marine piracy particularly |
off the coast of parts of Asia and east Africa,” Mr Ingraham said.

United Nations response to the serious challenge which piracy pre-
sents.

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Five Public Works contracts

@ By Simon Lewis
Bahamas Information
Services

FREEPORT - GIVING
Grand Bahama’s economy a
much needed boost, Minister for
Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signed five public
works contracts totalling approx-

imately $650,000 for work in the -

island’s three districts. ©

Minister Grant said during the
signings.on Thursday that the
government's “infrastructure cru-
sade continues in Grand Bahama
today.”

Contracts were signed for the
reconstruction of Water Cay
dock; repairs to the West End
Post Office; installation of a
boundary fence and gates at the
West End Post Office; repairs to
the Ministry of Agriculture’s Pro-
duce Exchange Building’ in
Freeport, and. repairs to the
Williams/Russell Town Cemetery
Road.

Addressing the media ‘at the
Office of the Prime-Minister in
Freeport, Mr Grant reiterated
that the Water ,Cay Dock was
destroyed some four years ago by
Hurricane Frances.

“Tt is regrettable that the good
people of this fine Cay have been
inconvenienced for so long. We
have come today to bring relief,”
he said.

“A contract will be signed with

- Treasure Coast Marine Company

Limited in the amount of

$146,126 for the reconstruction °

of the Water Cay Dock. The
work is expected to be completed
45 days after the commence-
ment.”

Signing on behalf of Treasure
Coast Marine was Crystal Lowe,
the company’s managing direc-
tor, who assured Minister Grant
that the work will be completed
to the government’s and the peo-
ple’s satisfaction and in a timely
manner.

Chief: Councilor for East
Grand Bahama Lawrence Laing,
who was present for the signing,
thanked the minister on behalf

of the people of East Grand















signed for Grand Bahama. :

WATER CAY Dock. SIGNING Minister of Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signs a contract with Treasure Coast Marine Company Limited
in the amount of $146,126 for the reconstruction of the Water Cay Dock.
Pictured left to right are Anita Bernard, permanent secretary in the Min-
istry of Public Works and Transport; Gordon Major, acting director of Pub-
lic Works; Works Minister Neko Grant; Crystal Lowe, managing director

BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn —

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Bahama, aucun the people
of north Water Cay.

“The people of Water Cay
were crying for this for a long
time and now they have a Christ-
mas treat,” he said.

Drawing attention to, the West
End Post Office, Mr Grant said,
“West End is the capital of Grand
Bahama. For West End to be
without a post office for over two
years is unacceptable.”

He then went on to sign a con-
tract in the amount of $124,361
with Coastline Builders to com-
plete what he described as “long
overdue repairs” to the West End
Post Office. The work is sched-
uled to be completed within three
months from commencement.

A further contract in the .

amount of $12,250 was. signed
with Professional Services to
install a boundary fence and gates
in order to secure the property.
Chief Councilor for West
Grand Bahama Majorie Darville
pointed out that West End is a
large settlement and needs to

have its postal services restored.

She thanked the minister and
the government for their efforts in
that regard. Focusing on the Pro-
duce Exchange Building in down-
town Freeport, Mr Grant said the

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_ Tepair for some time now.

He then went onto sign a con-
tract in the: amount of $336,680
with Golden Triangle Construc-
tion Company for repairs to the

. facility. Work is scheduled to be

completed within ten weeks from
date of commencement.
Commenting on that signing,
Chief Councilor for the City of
Freeport Alvin Smith said, “On
behalf of the good citizens of the
City of Freeport District, I would
really like to say thank you to the
minister and to the government
for seeing that the Produce
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Royal Bank of Canada
branch on Bay Street and
Victoria Avenue closed its
doors for a final time yes-
terday.. The branch will bé
consolidated with RBC’s4

| Main Branch a few, blocksnl
away on Bay Street as pattie
of RBC’s strategy to recon, })
figure its branch network to, +
accommodate growth anc
population shifts in New,
Providence.

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ria Avenue branch opened”
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East End branch. It was the"?
first branch opened by thi .
bank and started an ‘explo!4s
sion of branch openings"!
through the islands in the: |6
subsequent decades. © 36

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growth in the southwestiq
section of New Providencéds
and as such will be openingzpI
its largest branch to date, inypz2
the Carmichael Road area ir
November of this yeatgd,
marking their 100th,
anniversary of doing busi;,
ness in the Bahamas.

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but a beautification boost for fhe
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Exchange has been in a state.
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so we just want to thank the gov
ernment for seeing that the
of Freeport is beautified just,in
time for the holidays,” Mr > ae
said. Minister Grant also
cussed the issue‘of the road head?
ing into the Williams/Russe
Town Cemetery.

“The condition of this voad ie
been in a most undesirable sta
of disrepair for years. In addittoul
to persons visiting the restimg
place of their loved: ones; tourists)
frequenting this quaint settlemEnt
also visit the monument locatéth
to the west of the cemetery,” lee
said. Mr Grant then signed a con;

tract.in the amaunt of, $25,000
with Bahamas. Dredging, a
Marine Construction: for. ue
repairs of the road. “~** “*

That work is schedule for com-
pletion in 30 days. 90> >

Congratulating the contractors
on winning the bids for the
respective projects, Mr Grant told
them that the government expects
“on time completion and work o
high quality.”

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| PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Donovan McNabb watched the
end of another game from the
sideline. After a vintage per-
formance, he earned a seat on
the bench.

| McNabb threw four touch-
down passes, Brian Westbrook
tied a team record with four
‘scores and the Philadelphia
Hagles beat the Arizona Cardi-
nals 48-20 on Thursday night.

i Just four days earlier, McN-
abb was benched for the first
time in his career at halftime of
al 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The

agles only trailed 10-7 when
coach Andy Reid decided to

t Kevin Kolb in after McN-

abb threw five interceptions and
Ist two fumbles in his previous
seven quarters.

;But Reid gave McNabb
a nother chance — and the five-

tie Pro Bowl quarterback.

responded with his best game
since Week 1. He completed 27
of 39 passes for 260 yards and a
passer rating of 121.7. Kolb ran
out the clock while McNabb cel-
ated the win.
“You have ups and downs
and you have tough times,"

McNabb said. "It's all how you .

overcome that."

’ In Thursday's other NFL
games, it was: Tennessee 47,
Detroit 10; and Dallas 34, Seat-
tle 9.

ieWestbrook, playing with a
sodre ankle and knee, had 110
yaids rushing and 20 more
réceiving. He had two TDs on
the ground and two receiving.
Wideout Irving Fryar was the
last Eagles player to score four
TDs i in. 1996.

4nWe needed this game. It was.

Ai hittle vindication for my offen-
siye line. We did a great job,"
Westbrook said.

The Eagles (6-5-1) desper-
ately needed to win to maintain
their slim playoff hopes. They'll
have a few extra days to pre-
pare for the New York Giants
(40-1) on Dec. 7.
inoThe Cardinals (7-5) .will
clinch their first division title in
33! years if San Francisco loses
at Buffalo on Sunday.

OT don't know if we were

Aéntally prepared," Arizona
coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

"We played hard, but obvious-
ly made too many mistakes, We
weren't as crisp as we had
been."

Kurt Warner threw for 235
yards with three TDs and three
interceptions.

"It's not the game we wanted
to play," Warner said. "I came
out and forced one early. We
just didn't have our game today
and it was across the board."

McNabb looked like the guy:

who led the Eagles to four
straight NFC championship
games and one Super Bowl. He
was 5-for-5 for 38 yards on the
opening drive, capping it with a
5-yard TD pass to Westbrook.

"He was very determined, he

commanded the offense; he
relaxed and played very well,"
Reid said. "He blocked every-
thing out and went about his
business. It's a credit to him and
the kind of guy he is,"
Whoever was calling the
plays — Reid or offensive coor-
dinator Marty Mornhinweg —
finally mixed it up instead of
relying heavily on.the pass. The
running backs carried six times
during the 12-play drive.
Joselio Hanson, starting for
the injured Asante Samuel, set
up the next. score with his first
career interception and a 13-
yard return to the Arizona 41.
Warner's pass into tight cover-
age was tipped by Stewart

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Bradley. Westbrook ran four
straight plays, scoring from the
1 to make it 14-0. He caught a 2-
yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead.

- Warner tossed a 1-yard TD
pass to Larry Fitzgerald to cut it
to 21-7 late in the second quar-
ter. It was his 20th straight game

with a TD pass, breaking Neil |

Lomax's franchise record.

Westbrook had a 9-yard TD
run in the third quarter to put
Philadelphia ahead 31-7. McN-
abb connected with Jackson for
24 yards on third-and-23 one
play earlier.

Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9

At Irving, Texas, Tony Romo

4

might not want to take the
splint off his passing hand the
way he and the Cowboys are
playing.

Romo crisply guided Dallas
to touchdowns on its first three
drives and points on the first
four, then turned the early surge
into a victory over Seattle.

The Cowboys won their third
straight, matching their best roll
of the season, all coming since
Romo returned from a broken
right pinkie. Dallas is 8-4 and
back near the top of the NFC
playoff race. Now comes the
hard part — staying there.

The Cowboys' next three
games are against Pittsburgh,
the New York Giants and Bal-
timore. That stretch will be even

. tougher if they're without line-

backer DeMarcus Ware and
running back Marion Barber.
Both left with injuries in the
third quarter, Ware because of
a sprained left knee and Bar-
ber with a bruised right pinkie
toe. ;
The Seahawks lost their fifth
straight game and fell to 2-10. It
matches the most losses outgo-
ing coach Mike Holmgren has
had in his 17 years in the NFL,
and there are four games left.

Titans 47, Lions 10

At Detroit, Chris Johnson
was untouched on a short run
to the outside and a long gain
up the middle.

The two plays were symbol-
ic of the canyon-like gap
between the once-beaten Ten-
nessee Titans and the winless
Lions.

Johnson ran for two touch-
downs in the first quarter,
LenDale White scored twice in
the second and Tennessee
coasted.

Johnson finished with 125
yards rushing and White added
106 on the ground as:Ten-
nessee met its goal of re-estab-
lishing the running game.

The Titans (11-1) bounced
back from their first defeat of
the season, surging to a 28-3
lead in the opening minute of
the second, and have their best
12-game record in franchise
history.

The Lions (0-12) moved a
step closer to becoming the

‘NFL's first 0-16 team, losing

by a franchise-worst 37 points
and giving up a franchise-
record 47 points in their 69th
game on Thanksgiving.

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' 23 Getting on in life (7)

on hedge (3,3)
4 Run or climb up it (6)
9 Greek letter included impo-
lite name for
ex-premier (7)
10 Does nothing to correct the

. Slide (5)
11 Pained expression (5) 6
12. Afternoon meal served by 7

airlines? (4,3)

13 More than mere business 8

acquaintances (4,7)

18 Incorrect ruling for a rugby 14

formation? (4-3):
20 This dance can go wild (5)
22 Acreditor | would shortly
make bitter (5)

17
24 Possibly seated, and quite
composed (6). 19
25 They also multiply,

naturally (6) 21

. Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Apostle, 5 Pipit, 8 Hot on
the trail, 9 Siege, 10 Melanie, 11
Chaste, 12 Campus, 15 Lie-abed, 17
Avast, 19 Infant prodigy, 20 Gates, 21
Sleight. ;

Down: 1 Ashes, 2 On the face of it, 3.
Tangent, 4 Exhume, 5 Petal, 6 Plain
speaking, 7 Tellers, 11 Calling, 13 Ala
‘mode, 14 Adopts, 16 Banns, 18 Tryst.

2 Old friends are unlikely to

_ is not bound to have (7)

have grave
consequences (6)

meet at this club (5)
A precious possession one



Imitating the sound of a
bullet? (5)

Not straight (7)

A car’s crashed and left by
a villain (6)

Writer is about to restrict
the powers that be (11)
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woods (6) > ;
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out (2,3) x 11 Great wave (5) 6 Word of opposite
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13 Subversive 7 Protective
Yesterday’s Easy Solution infiltrators (5,6) headgear (6)
Across: 1 Mascara, 5 Basis, 8 18 Filled (7) 8 Heated
Revolutionary, 9 Tenor, 10 Steeple, 20 Up to the time argument (11)
11 By hand, 12 Madras, 15 ,
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20 Genie, 21 Lottery. 22 Unaccompanied (5) 15 Symbol of victory (7)
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Aileron, 4 Artist, 5 Broke, 6 Sharp .
practice, 7 Shyness, 11 Bearing, 13 24 Conclusion (6) 17 Customer (6)
Adamant, 14 Serial, 16 Aisle, 18 25 State 19 Inexperienced (5)
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East dealer.
East-West vulnerable.*

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East South West North
lv | NT Pass 2 NT
Pass 3 NT

Opening lead — five of spades.

Assume you get to three notrump
as shown and West leads the spade
five. You win East’s king with the
ace and return the queen of clubs,
which loses to the king. Back comes
the seven of spades, and West makes
the correct play of letting dummy’
win with the jack.

You are now headed for defeat
because, when you get around to
leading a heart to try to score your
ninth trick, East takes the ace and
returns a spade, and West cashes

Fair Exchange Is. No Robbery

three spade winners for down one.
What’s wrong with this picture,
you might ask? The answer is that

‘you lost the contract at trick one,

when you should have ducked East’s
king of spades! True, this means that
you wind up with only one spade
trick rather than two, but in exchange
you make three notrump instead of
going down. You lose the first two

-spade tricks and later lose a club and

a heart, but the rest of the tricks are
yours,

While it’s granted that it’s mighty
difficult to play the spade six at trick
one instead of the ace — you're sac-
rificing a sure second spade trick by
doing so — that’s what you have to
do to make the contract.

The clue to the winning play lies
in the bidding, East is marked by his
opening bid with nearly all the miss-
ing high cards, including the ace of
hearts and king of clubs. If declarer
can dislodge both of these cards
without going down while doing so,
he can score four clubs, two hearts,
two diamonds and a spade.

The lone threat is West's: pre-
sumed long spade suit. That threat is
eliminated by holding up the ace
until the third round. South then
takes a club finesse, wins any return
and next forces out the ace of hearts
to secure nine tricks.



Tomorrow: Diversionary tactics.
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Russian president visits | 7 ,

Cold War ally Castro

@ HAVANA

RUSSIA’S president met with
ailing revolutionary icon Fidel
Castro on Friday, winding up a
visit aimed at freshening rela-
tions with his country’s old Cold
War ally and raising Moscow’s
profile across the rest of the Latin
America, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.

Dmitry Medvedev spent hours
talking and sightseeing with Pres-
ident Raul Castro before meet-
ing privately with his 82-year-old
older brother.

Medvedev and Raul Castro
Jaid a wreath at a monument to
Soviet soldiers who died while
serving in Cuba in the early
1960s, a symbol of Cuba’s once-
prominent part in the commu-
nist bloc and the history of its
ties to Russia.

Wearing a gray suit instead of .

his traditional olive-green army
uniform and clutching Medvede-
v’s arm, Raul Castro shouted to
television cameras, “It has been a
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see Fidel.”

Russian officials deny that
Medvedev’s four-nation trip is
meant to provoke the United
States, but the chat with Fidel
Castro capped meetings with
Washington’s staunchest oppo-
nents in the region. Details about
the meeting with the older Cas-
tro were not immediately avail-
able.

Strengthening ties

Medvedev toured a visiting
Russian warship on Thursday
with Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez and earlier met
with Bolivia’s Evo Morales and
Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, say-
ing Russia might participate in a
socialist trade bloc founded by
Chavez and Cuba.

Medvedev also signed deals
with Brazil and Peru, part of an

’ effort to strengthen Russia’s

political, economic and military

connections across a region long

dominated by U.S. influence.
“One must admit, to put it

simply, we have never had a
serious presence here,”
Medvedev told reporters.

“We visited states that’ no
Russian leader, and no Soviet
leader, ever visited. This means
one thing: that attention simply
was not paid to these countries,”
he said. “And in some ways we
are only now beginning full-
fledged, full-format and, I hope,
mutually beneficial contacts with
the leaders of these states...

“We should not be shy and

‘fear competition. We must

bravely enter the fight.”

Medvedev’s Latin America
tour is in some ways a response
to U.S. moves in eastern
Europe, where Russia sees its
own security threatened by U.S.
plans to build a missile-defense
system in former Soviet satel-
lite states.

Medvedev said he and Raul
Castro had discussed economic
and “military-technical cooper-
ation” — apparently arms sales
— “as well as security and
regional cooperation.”.



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| POLICE OFFICERS at the:
scene of a restaurant attack in
Mumbai, India in this image
made from television,
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008.
Gunmen targeted luxury
hotels, a popular tourist
attraction and a crowded train
station in at least seven
attacks in India's financial
capital Wednesday, wounding
25 people, police and wit-
nesses said. A.N Roy police
commissioner of Maharash-
tra state, of which Mumbai is
the capital, said several peo-
ple.had been wounded in the
attacks and police were bat-

ists have used automatic -
weapons and in some places
grenades have been lobbed,”
said Roy. Gunmen opened
fire on two of the City's best
known Luxury hotels, the Taj
Mahal and the Oberoi. They
also attacked the crowded
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
station in southern Mumbai
and Leopold's restaurant, a
Mumbai landmark. It was. not
immediately clear what the
motive was for the attacks.

said.

The commandos weré hampered,
too, because they could not use
overwhelming force for fear of hit-"
ting the hundreds of civilians who
were caught in the hotels.

Many guests hid in their rooms
until they were rescued. Others
were not so lucky.

The gunmen “appeared to be a

‘determined lot, wanting to create
and spread terror,” a commando
said.

Pulithara found panicked diners
and staff running through the hotel
bar. In the chaos, ittookhima —
moment to realize he had been shot.

“My friend said there was a hole
in my pants, and I was bleeding,”
said Pulithara, 22, who was hit in the



leg.
- He saw another colleague shot in
the head — “She died on the spot,”

he said — but he said he managed
to pull a tourist to safety through a
fire exit. Then he ran down a flight
of stairs, and was free.

For hundreds of others inside the

Javier Galeano/AP Photo

AT FIRST, waiter Joseph Joy
Pulithara thought the blasts were
rows of liquor bottles exploding for
some ‘reason behind the Mumbai
hotel’s sleek bar. Running to the

scene, he found a woman screaming

— and a young man spraying gun-
fire, according to the Associated
Press.

The gunman was a member of a
team that was well-armed, well-pre-
pared and had just begun a two-day
siege that would shut down India’s
financial and entertainment capital,
leave more than 150 people dead
and 370 injured, and turn the city’s
ritzy seaside district into a scene of
horror, .

There was almost no time to
escape. “Within two minutes, they
were on us,” Andreina Varagona of
Nashville, Tenn., said from her hos-

Wounded in the right leg and right
arm, her curly brown hair was still
caked with a friend’s blood two days
later.

An Indian commando said the
attackers were indiscriminate.
“Whoever came in front of them, ©

. they fired.”

There were 10 targets across the

- city, including two five-star hotels, a

train station, a popular restaurant
and an ultra-orthodox Jewish cen-
ter.

Inside the Taj Mahal and the
Oberoi hotels, with their hundreds
of rooms, the gunmen often seemed
to have the advantage.

“These people were very, very
familiar with the hotel layouts and it
appears they had carried out a sur-
vey before,” said an unidentified
member of India’s Marine Com-
mando unit, his face wrapped ina

J ranklyn G. 3

ore

The gunmen moved skillfully

- through corridors slick with blood,

thwarting efforts to._pin them down,
and switched off lights and plunged
the rooms into darkness to further
confuse the commandos.

The militants were ready for a
long siege. One backpack the com-
mandos found had 400 rounds of
ammunition inside. Some of the
gunmen carried almonds. They also
had dollars, rupees and credit cards
from local and international banks.

One gunman, who was still roam-
ing the Taj Mahal nearly 48 hours
after the assault began, was hiding
in a ballroom, said army comman-
der Lt. Gen. N. Thamburaj.

“He is moving in two floors.
There is a dance floor area where he
has cut off all the lights. Sometimes
he gets holed up in the rooms and
makes that area dark,” Thamburaj

Cra

_ hotels, however, the ordeal was just
beginning.

Varagona, 45, a meditation
teacher, says on her Web site she

_ had taken the name: Rudrani Devi,

Sanskrit for “one who takes the pain
away from others,” in 2002. She was
having dinner with friends in the’
Oberoi’s plush restaurant when the
gunshots rang out.

Survivors said the gunmen’
checked passports and looked for
Americans and Britons, but Varago-
na said they just sprayed the room
and didn’t seem to care who they
killed.

“They might have been targeting °
Westerners, but they still shot the
wait staff,” she said. “They were of ©
Indian, Asian descent. There wasn’t
a foreigner among them.”

Varagona said the gunmen kept
firing, and bodies fell to the floor, at

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THOUSANDS of people

i fleeing a new rebel offensive

: could spread cholera and
i méasles through eastern
: Congo in a rising threat to
: the devastated region, relief
: agencies warned Friday,
i according to the Associated
i Press.

Doctors Without Borders

: said four children sufféring
: from measles have died in
: the village of Birundule,
¢ which the group reached
: Thursday with a mobile clin;
i ic.

The agency is using sport

i utility vehicles carrying med-
: ical supplies, equipment and
: at least one doctor and one
: nurse to try to treat some of
i the tens of thousands of peo-
; ple trying to stay ahead of
: the fighting.

A rebel offensive against

:,Rwandan Hutu militiamen
i drove 13,000 people into
: Uganda on Wednesday and
i Thursday.

The Us N. Children’s Fund

: said fighting in the town of
; Masisi on Thursday inter-
: rupted measles vaccinations
: for thousands of children.

“Cases of cholera (are)

i likely to spread to areas
: where
i moves,
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i: spreading from frequent
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i have no access to medical
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A suicide bomber blew him-

i self up among worshippers
: waiting to be searched outside
} a mosque run by followers of

_} anti-American Shiite cleric
: Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday,
: killing at least 12 people, Iraqi
i Officials said, according to the
: Associated Press.

The blast in Musayyite

i south of Baghdad, occurred a
: day after Iraqi lawmakers
i: approved a security pact with
; the United States that will
? allow U.S. forces to stay in
+ Iraq for three more years.

Proponents of the deal,

i which awaits the expected rat-
: ification by the three-member
i presidency, say the Americans
i are still needed because Iraqi

‘| forces aren’t ready to take
i: Over security on their own
: despite a sharp drop in vio-
: lence since last year.

. The U.S. military handed

i responsibility for security in
: Babil province, where the sui-
: cide bombing occurred Friday,
+ to Iraqi forces last month.

The security pact was

i backed by the ruling coali-
? tion’s Shiite and Kurdish blocs
: and the largest Sunni Arab
? bloc, which wanted conces-
: sions for supporting the deal:
? But al-Sadr, who commands
: a 30-seat bloc in the 275-seat
; parliament, rejected the pact
; and said U.S. troops should
; withdraw immediately.

A key aide to al-Sadr linked

i Friday’s bombing to the agree-
; ment and warned that the
; American presence can only |
to. more violence. He
; appeared to be suggesting that
: U.S. forces are a source of
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Customs hit by
$14 million loss



@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas Customs

department has lost $14 million —

in revenue this year compared
to last year, due to the eco-
nomic downturn affecting world
markets, according to acting
comptroller of Customs Antho-
ny Adderley.

This number did not include
revenue lost due to corruption
and tax evasion. However, Mr
Adderley revealed that $250,000
had been recovered thanks to
the department’s task force
charged with going after tax
evaders.

An officer who was a part of
this task force had her house
burned to the ground in a sus-

pected arson attack on Wednes-

day afternoon. |

During six months of investi-
gations officers recovered only a
portion of the duties lost as a
result of illegal activities and
investigations are still continu-
ing, according to Mr Adderley.

“Some of these cases would
not be completed until we
would have worked with some
of the suppliers in foreign coun-
tries to get documents, so there
is still that which is outstand-
ing, but the way it looks we
would be collecting much more
than the $250,000,” he said.

Mr Adderley blamed the cor-
ruption of Customs officers



ACTING CUSTOMS COMPTROLLER anthn Adderley at a press conference yesterday at Customs head office

on Thompson Boulevard.

directly on the public who

import goods into the country.

“Whatever leakage there is
it’s a direct result of members of
the public,” he said. “An officer
cannot be party to revenue eva-
sion without the members of
the public. The importer would

Customs officers should receive
weapons training — union chief

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

CUSTOMS officers investigat-
ing illegal activity should be

trained to use weapons to pro-'

tect themselves and be subject to
phone-tapping so that threatening
calls against them can be traced,
said president of the Bahamas
Public Service Union John Pin-
der.

Fire officials have now con-
firmed that a major blaze at the
home of customs officer Roslyn
Ritchie, a member of a special
task force charged with clamping
down on Customs fraud, was
started by an arsonist on Wednes-
day.

Mr Pinder said the attitude dis-
played towards the incident by
acting comptroller of Customs

. Anthony Adderley will discour-

age officers from doing difficult
and necessary jobs such as those
performed by the task force to
which Ms Ritchie was posted.
“When a person loses their
home because it is believed or
speculated that they are a part of
a special task force to investigate
fraud of customs duties then he
needs to take that more seriously
because now other officers are of
the view that if that’s the kind of
attitude he displays towards them
then they are not going to go

SEE page 8

— Figure does not account for corruption, tax evasion

Problem blamed on worldwide economic downturn



@ PHOTOS: Felipé Major/Tribune staff

have to agree to do some
things.”

Mr Adderley explained that
his officers would not become
involved in illegal activities if
offers were not dangled in front
of them.

“Tf you do not give me an’

inducement why would I want
to do something for you?” he
asked. .

“He couldn’t (customs offi-
cer) accept them (bribes) if
nobody gives it to him.”

SEE page 8

PM sends
condolences
over Mumbai
attacks

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham has sent condo-
lences to the Indian govern-
ment in the wake of the
Mumbai attacks.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, he said: “We have
watched with horror and dis-
may the unfolding tragedy of
multiple terrorist attacks on
India, the world’s most pop-

SEE page 8



@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter









THE Customs boss who is under fire from his own:staff for alleged-
ly turning a blind eye to what’s going on in his department has denied
accusations of corruption and nepotism among officers.

Acting comptroller Anthony Adderley also said officers who felt at
risk and unable to serve should find jobs elsewhere. .

His comments came at:a press conference called to discuss this
week’s fire-bombing of the home of Roslyn Ritchie, the woman Cus-
toms officer in charge of an anti-corruption task force. .

“Those officers who feel that they can no-longer serve, then perhaps
they have to find another job to pursue,” he told reporters.

Mr Adderley told the conference at Customs’ Thompson Boulevard
headquarters that, though the organisation is concerned about staff safe-
ty, it is not the department’s position to initiate investigations into sus-

pected arson or similar matters.

Though The Tribune repeatedly asked whether the department
would react to the suspicion of foul play in the destruction of Mrs
Ritchie’s home, he said simply that Customs officers are fully aware of
what is required of them, and the dangers.

‘He added that officers should take necessary precautions to avoid

serious incidents.

SEE page 8

Abaco murder leaves
community in shock

By NATARIO McKENZIE

THE senseless killing of a
young man on Abaco has left a
family devastated and a com-
munity reeling from shock.

Roderick Strachan, propri-
etor. of M and R foodstore in
Marsh Harbour, recalled leav-
ing his. shop on Thursday night
to take a customer home, only
to return 15 minutes later to dis-
cover that his son Brendon had
been killed.

Police say that Dion “Bren-
don” Strachan, 24, was shot in
his father’s foodstore while

attempting to flee from gunmen:

who were robbing the-estab-

BEG says sorry

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

BEC apologised yesterday for
the severe traffic back-up caused
by “emergency” repair work on a
damaged cable in East Bay Street.

General manager Kevin Bas-
den said it was vital that the cable
be repaired immediately so as not
to disrupt power in the eastern
area.

He said had the work been rou-
tine, BEC would not have cho-
sen to repair the cable during high
traffic hours.

“Tt was a critical circuit that
needed to be repaired so as not to
put the persons in the eastern area
at risk (of power loss). And that
was why they had to deal with it at
that point and time.’ We apolo-

lishment.

Last night police were said to
be holding two Nassau and two
Abaco men after they were
detained at Marsh Harbour air-
port.

A source alleged police were
contacted by representatives
from Abaco Air who refused to
allow the men to board their
flight to Nassau as they sus-
pected that they had blood on |
their clothes, although The Tri-
bune could not confirm this with
police up to press time.

Police stated that shortly
before 8pm Thursday two men

SEE page 8

for traffic chaos

gise for that but it was an emer-
gency situation that we had to
address.

“Tf it was just routine work then
we would have planned it outside
of the normal working hours,” Mr
Basden told The Tribune yesters,
day.

According to Mr Basden, work-
ers were dispatched to repair the
cable on East Bay Street around
9am Thursday and did not finish
the repairs until sometime after
9.30pm that day.

On Thursday night, The Tri-
bune was inundated with calls
from angry motorists who were
trapped in the standstill traffic.

One driver claimed it took him
an hour to get from Dowdeswell

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The Bahamas Co-operative
League and its affitiated credit
unions said they empathise with
members that are struggling in
these difficult economic times.

“We hold dear our core value
of people helping people to help
themselves,” the league said in a
statement. ,

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serve them. It is therefore expect-
ed that credit union members that
are experiencing difficulty in
meeting their commitments to
their credit union would come in
and meet with their credit union
on the matter. Each'member will
receive personalised service and
appropriate plans will be sug-
gested to get through the current
economic crisis.’

_ The statement said that mem-
bers who were previously in
arrears but have never sought to
resolve the situation may not.ben-
efit from any initiatives the league
puts in place.

Credit unions are also hosting
seminars to share budgeting and
saving.tips. These seminars are
open to members and non-mem-
bers and will be advertised, the
league said.

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condolences

over Mumbai —
terrorism deaths

THE Progressive Liberal Party
has offered its condolences to
Kailash Lal Agrawal, Ambas-
sador of India; over the terrorists
attacks which have rocked the



~ city of Mumbai over the last few

days.

The message read: “Please
accept on behalf of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party, our leader Per-
ry Christie, and all of our mem-

‘bers and supporters in the

Bahamas our sincere condolences
on the deaths and injuries as a
result of the appalling incident in
Mumbai.

“We are deeply concerned
about the welfare of your people
and wish to express our solidarity
with your government and people
at this sad time. Our thoughts will

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Man, 28,
charged with
attempted
murder

A 28-year-old man was
arraigned in a Freeport Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday on an
attempted murder charge.

Calvin Leslie Newbold of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, was
arraigned before Magistrate
Helen Jones in Magistrate’s
Court Three on the charge of
attempted murder.

Newbold was charged in the
November 14 attempted mur-
der of Troy Johnson-Rolle.
The incident occurred in the
Garden Villas area Freeport,
Grand Bahama.

The accused was not
required to enter a plea and
the case was adjourned for a
preliminary inquiry on March
10, 2009. ;

Newbold was remanded to
Her Majesty’s Prison.

Police quiz trio
after firearm,
ammo find

THREE Grand Bahama
men are being questioned fol-
lowing the discovery of a
firearm and ammunition on

Thursday night. .

- According to reports,
around 8.20pm, officers were
on patrol in the area of East
Atlantic Drive and Bruce
Avenue in Grand Bahama
when they stopped and
searched a white 1999 Buick
Century.

During the search, the offi-
cers found a black 9mm Smith
and Wesson pistol with a clip
containing four 9mm rounds.

'. The three men who were
taken into police custody in
connection with the incident
are between the ages of 30 and
35.

Plea over boy

needing kidney: |’
transplant

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Miami Heat All Star: Alon-
zo Mourning is callingon
South Floridians to help a
Bahamian toddler get a life-
saving kidney transplant.

Mourning knows what it's
like — he needed a kidney
transplant himself five years

. ago. :

Three-year-old Omar Fer-

guson and his mother came to. ©

Miami from the Bahamas two
months ago to get medical
help. The boy has liver failure
and doctors say he may not
live until Christmas. But since
he's not a United States citi-
zen, Omar isn't automatically
covered by the publicly fund-
ed Holtz Children's Hospital.

The basketball star has
donated $50,000 toward the
boy's operation. He says if
25,000 people gave just $10
each, the remaining cost
would be covered.

Rescued man:
I survived by
drinking —
rainwater

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A 34-year-old man js safe
after missing for more than
three weeks and being rescued
from a remote island in the
Bahamas, according to the
Associated Press. ;

The man's name was not
released, but the United
States Coast Guard said he is
one of two men reported miss-
ing November 4 and whose
boat was found capsised. The
US Coast Guard issued a
statement on Monday saying
the men appear to have been
involved in smuggling
migrants.

The man told rescuers he
survived by drinking rainwater
and eating discarded food
scraps. A second boater
reported missing November 4
has not been found.

The man was spotted on
Sunday after a US Coast
Guard patrol helicopter saw a
person on Elbow Key.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIANS yesterday lauded the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company
(BTC) for helping out the “small man” by
permanently eliminating the costs for all basic
mobile features. BTC announced on Thursday
that it has decided to give back to its cus-
tomers during these hard times and make a
few of its mobile features free to both pre-paid
and post-paid customers as of December 1.

Arch Cheriea Strachan, a BTC mobile cus-
tomer for four years, told The Tribune that she
is very happy that BTC decided not to charge

for the extra features anymore.

“I think it is a cool thing BTC is doing to
help out the small man. I would normally be
negative $5 a month, so that extra $5 savings

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can go a long way,” Ms Strachan said.

BTC’s vice-president of sales and marketing
Marlon Johnson said the telecommunications
company wants to improve the mobile expe-
rience for all of its customers.

“We have had persons saying that the neg-
ative balances they receive have been an
inconvenience. We have made requests to the
PUC (Public Utilities Commission) to cater to
our post-paid packages and have those
reduced, as well as have them reduce the long
distance charges on our card rates. We really
just wanted to excite our customers and we
appreciate their business,” he said.

Mr Johnson explained that caller ID, call
waiting, voice mail and multi-party calling are
now permanent free features.

‘We want to demonstrate to our customers
that we do understand what they are going

BIC praised for helping out the ‘small man’

through and there will be no negative bal-
ances as this is all free from now on,” he said.

Mr Johnson added, however, that those
persons who want to keep premium features,
such as selective call blocking, will have to
pay for those services.

“Those other features that involve anything
other than the basic features, customers will
have to come in and pay for those services,” he .
said. Mr Johnson explained that those per-
sons who do not wish to have the free features,
or want to have some, but not all of the fea- |
tures added to their phones, do not have to
keep them. .

“It isn’t compulsory that they keep those
features. They just have to call in and give us
their mobile number or just come in and let us
know and the features they do not want can be
removed,” he said.



unkanoo bonanza!

Fourteen groups receive funds from Sunshine Group

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

FOURTEEN junkanoo groups
have much to be grateful for as
they all received their share of
the tens of thousands of dollars
the Sunshine Group donated yes-

terday to assist in the costume *

building process for the New
Year’s and Boxing Day parades.
President of Sunshine Insur-
ance, Brian Moodie, said one of
the core values at Sunshine Hold-
ings and Sunshine Insurance is to
contribute to the common good
of all people in the Bahamas.
“Junkanoo is a unique expres-
sion of Bahamian culture as it
impacts Bahamians throughout
the length and breath of the arch-
ipelago and it also extends its
influence out to the visitors and
tourists to afford them a unique

â„¢ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

SISTER Annie Thompson of
the Nazareth.Centre, a tempo-
tary protective home for children,
believes that children must be
“roots and wings”.

“You ground them, train them
and then let them fly when that
time comes.”

The 57-year-old administrator .

runs the residential centre for
abused, abandoned, neglected or
orphaned children located in Mil-
lenium Gardens.

At ‘the centre, children have
structure and routine injected into
their lives, sometimes for the first
time and with what she hopes will
be lasting effect. ,

“The only thing is that there’s
not that one-on-one or two-on-
one interaction, but the structure
is here,” said Sister Annie.

“We had one child who came
here last year and when he came
here he was a bit rebellious, not
rough or rude but he wasn’t used
to being one place all the time.

“Now he has that scheduled sit-
uation, three meals a day and so
on and so forth, this year they are
signing his praises in the school
ioe he has settled down nice-

y.”

The centre is part funded by
the government and the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese, with help
from private donors and other
churches throughout the year.

More than 40 children between
0 to 12 years are currently being
cared for by around 30 full time
staff at the home and other vol-
unteers.

Children remain there at the
discretion of Social Services until
“until parents or guardians can
get themselves back together to
take the children back into their
homes.”

The average stay ranges in
length from a few months to sev-
eral years.

While at the centre, children
of school age — 25 of them — con-
tinue to attend classes outside the
centre. All the children partici-
pate in extra-curricular activities
organised by the centre.

These include regular sewing

glimpse of the dynamic experi-
ence of Bahamians. We believe
that our support of junkanoo is
tangible evidence of that we don’t
just talk the talk, we walk the
walk,” Mr Moodie said.

He said Sunshine Insurance
understands that in the current
economic conditions, corporate
institutions are tempted to tight-
en their belts — and close to 100
per cent of all junkanoo financing
comes form corporate sponsors.

However, Mr Moodie said the
Sunshine Group has no interest in
holding back its support.

“We believe that junkanoo is of
such importance both culturally
and socially that we have dug
deep into our resources and are
pleased to confirm that we will
not be cutting back with our sup-
port for the junkanoo groups this
year-and we have expanded the



‘Children must be
roots and wings’



lessons for the older children so
that they will have a a trade to
fall back on “in case you can’t
make a living any other way.”
Sister Annie would like to pro-
cure the services of an additional
homework supervisor, as well as
someone who can teach the chil-

- dren sports and music.

“I would like to find people in
the music industry. There’s one
little boy who, when he realised
that I knew the keyboard, he’s
been after me to teach him the
keyboard. I gave him a start but I
can’t do it on a regular basis,”
said Sister Annie.

Each night, between 4 and
5.15pm the children take part in
supervised homework sessions
but according to the administra-
tor, the centre could do with more
hands on deck.

“We need people who would
come to help with homework and
not get the children too attached
to them. It’s very hard to find
those people. That’s why I don’t
put it out there too far.”

Sister Annie admits that she
too finds it hard not to become
emotionally tied to the children.

“I do. But I have decided that I
can’t, that much. But how do you
draw the line? I’ve seen it because
some of them go and it hurts my
heart to see them go. But I am
happy to see them go because I

know they are going to a better .

situation in so far as they will
have that one-on-one love, care,
and attention. Institutions are not
for children,” she said.

There are a number of women

number of groups we support,”
Mr Moodie said.

Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister
applauded the Sunshine Group
of Companies for.their consis-
tency in giving support to the cul-
tural heritage of the Bahamas.

“They have given tens of thou-
sands of dollars over the years
and we applaud Mr Moodie for
not cutting back this year but giv-
ing more.:Junkanoo is the
strength of our cultural heritage
and it is good to have this kind of
support to stimulate the growth
our culture in this country,” Mr
Bannister said.

Leader of the Roots junkanoo
group and chairman of the

- Junkanoo Corporation of New

Providence, Leslie Johnson,
expressed the junkanoo commu-
nity’s.gratitude for the generous

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who volunteer to engage with the
children one-on-one for a few
hours on a weekly basis, but there
is unfortunately a distinct lack of
male figures.

Although she is keen to have
more suitable male role models
play a part in the children’s lives,
for example by listening to them
read, it is hard to find suitable
people who want to do so.

“T encourage the men to come
in and do service, because you
will see, when we go in there now;
the children will say ‘Daddy!’.
One fella came here and one little
boy that we have here that does-
n’t usually go up to people regu-
larly, he ran up to him, grabbed
him round the leg and said “This
my daddy!” His complexion was
pretty much the same (as the
boy’s father),” said Sister Annie.

“The service clubs, they focus
on service, more manual service
than anything else. To get some
of them to spend time with the
boys, to give that male image is
another story,” she added.

Sister Annie is guided by the
hope that the children, even after
they leave the centre, will grow up
to be adults who make sensible
life choices. “J am almost in a
rocking chair, and when I get
there I want to know that these
people are out there making the
right decisions for our lives,” said
the 57-year-old.

If you are interested in help-
ing the Nazareth Centre, either
through offering funding or vol-
unteering, contact the Depart-
ment of Social Services.



and constant support of the Sun-
shine Group.
“We believe that the pillars

upon which this company was .

built, has some of the same kinds
of qualities that we try to com-
mit to the shacks and to
junkanoo. We want to go a step
beyond and beg of this company
not to only come here to collect
cheques but maybe to draw on
their expertise to make junkanoo
the viable and self-sustainable
production it ought to be,” Mr
Johnson said.

Mr Moodie urged other corpo-
rate leaders to recognise the cul-
tural impact of junkanoo.

“We want them to join us and
continue to support this wonder-
ful cause and by doing so we can
keep alive this. wonderful tradi-
tion,” Mr Moodie said...

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A STAFF MEMBER makes beds in
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BIC privatisation
committee chairman to
address Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce

BTC privatisation committce
chairman TB Donaldson will

_address the Bahamas Chamber

of Commerce at a special lunch
on Thursday, December 4 at the
British Colonial Hilton.

“The subject of privatisation is
very important to the future
development of business in this
country,” said Philip Simon, exec-
utive director of the chamber.
“The world of commerce today
spins on information ~ how fast
we get it, absorb it, exchange it,
use it, build on it.

“And nothing drives us further

- or impedes us more than the |

speed and quality of how we com-
municate that information,
whether by e-mail, fixed line or
wireless.

“Tf we are serious about grow-
ing business in the Bahamas, then
we must be just as serious about
delivering the fastest, most rcli-
able communications so we at the
chamber definitely look forward
to Mr Donaldson’s presentation
and an update on when the pri-
vatisation will take place and
under what terms and conditions,
what the new partner is likely to
look like and what we can expect
in the way of change following
the sale of the majority share of
BTC.”

Movement toward privatisa-
tion has picked up speed ‘since
the new BTC privatisation com-
mittee headed by Mr Donaldson
was named earlier this year. The
deputy chairman is former gov-
ernor of the Central Bank Julian
Francis, who is also chairman of
BTC. Government has
announced its intention to sell 51
per cent of the telecom provider
and open fixed line service to
competition immediately follow-
ing the sale. Wireless service will
be open for competitive licenc-

‘ing a year after the sale with the

first call from a licenced com-
petitor planned for the two-year
anniversary.

Observers expect dramatic
growth in the telecom sector, fol-
lowing the end to the monopoly
BTC has enjoyed on some ser-

. Vices, pointing to the break-up of

AT&T in the US, which gave rise .
to eight Baby Bells, lower rates
and more services.

According to Mr Simon, the
potential for growth in the
Bahamas is significant.

“The tremendous potential

“wrapped-within‘the telecommu-

nications infrastructure that exists’
currently within the Bahamas has”
yet to be fully and effectively
utilised,” he said. :

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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.) LED.) Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, RO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
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A FEW MONTHS ago I found myself at a

meeting of economists and finance officials, dis- .

cussing — what else? — the crisis. There was a
lot of soul-searching going on..One senior pol-

icymaker asked, ‘ Why didn’t we see this com- |

ing?”

There was, of course, only one thing to sayin ~

reply, so I said it: “What do you mean ‘we,’
white man?”

Seriously, though, the official had a point.
Some people say that the current crisis is
unprecedented, but the truth is that there were
plenty of precedents, some’ of them of very
recent vintage. Yet these precedents were
ignored. And the story of how “we” failed to see
this coming has a clear policy implication —
namely, that financial'market reform should be
_ pressed quickly, that it shouldn’t wait until the
crisis is resolved.

About those precedents: Why did so many
observers dismiss the obvious signs of a housing
_ bubble, even though the 1990s dot-com bub-
- ble was fresh in our memories?

Why did so many people insist that our finan-
cial system was “resilient,” as Alan Greenspan
put it, when in 1998 the collapse of a single
hedge fund, Long-Term Capital Management,

temporarily paralyz ed credit markets around
~ the world?

Why did almost everyone believe in the

omnipotence: of the Federal Reserve when its
counterpart, the Bank of Japan, spent a decade

trying and failing to jump-start a stalled econo-

my?
One answer to these questions is that nobody

‘| likes a party pooper.

While the housing bubble was still inflating,
lenders were making lots of money issuing mort-

gages to anyone who walked in the door; invest-’

ment banks were making even more money
repackaging those mortgages into shiny new
securities; and money managers who: booked
big paper profits by buying those securities with
borrowed funds looked like geniuses, and were
paid accordingly.

Who wanted to hear from dismal economists rs

warning that the whole thing was, in effect, a
giant Ponzi scheme?

There’s also another reason the economic :

policy establishment failed to see the current cri-
"sis coming.

The crises of the 1990s and the early years of
this decade should have been seen as dire
omens, as intimations of still-worse troubles to
_ come,

But everyone was too busy celebrating our

success in getting through those crises to notice. -

Consider, in particular, what happened after
the crisis of 1997-98. This crisis showed that the

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modern financial system, with its deregulated
markets, highly leveraged. players and global
capital flows, was becoming dangerously fragile.
But when the crisis abated, the order of the

~ day was triumphalism, not soul-searching.

Time magazine famously named Greenspan,
Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers “The
Committee to Save the World” — the “Three
Marketeers” who “prevented a global melt-
down.” In effect, everyone declared a victory
party over our pullback from the brink, while
forgetting to ask how we got.so close to the
brink in the first place.

In fact, both the crisis of 1997-98 and the
bursting of the dot-com bubble probably had the

perverse effect of making both investors and -

public officials more, not less, complacent.:
Because neither crisis quite lived up to our
worst fears, because neither brought about

another Great Depression, investors came to

believe that Greenspan had the magical power
to solve all problems — and so, one suspects, did
Greenspan himself, who opposed all proposals
for prudential regulation of the financial system.

Now we’ré in the midst of another crisis, the
worst since the 1930s.

For the moment, all eyes are on the immedi-
ate. response to that crisis. Will the Fed’s ever
more aggressive efforts to unfreeze the credit
markets finally start getting somewhere?

Will the Obama administration’s fiscal stim-

ulus turn output and employment around? (I’m.

still not sure, by the way; whether the econom-
ic team is thinking big énough).

And because we’re all so worried about ne
current crisis, it’s hard to focus on the longer-
term issues — on reining in our out-of-control
financial system, so as to prevent or at least
limit the next crisis.

Yet the experience of the last decade ‘sug-
gests that we should be worrying about financial
reform, above all regulating the “shadow bank-
ing system” at the heart of the current - mess,
sooner rather than later.

For once the economy is on the road to recov-
ery, the wheeler-dealers will be making easy
money again — and will lobby hard against
anyone who tries to limit their bottom lines.
Moreover, the success of recovery efforts will
come to seem preordained, even though it was-
n’t, and the urgency of action will be lost.

So here’s my plea: Even though the incoming
administration’s agenda is already very full, it
should not put off financial reform.

The time to start preventing the next crisis is
now, :

(This article was written by Paul Krugman -
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Obama
victory
was an act
of union

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THERE have been few
nights in the annals of the
United States of America
equal to the one the world

‘ awoke.from last Tuesday.
The first true democracy,

which survived its revolution
and its civil war, defeated the
dictators and reached the
moon, last Tuesday night
elected a black president. Sud-
denly, “historic” seems too
small a word.

Historic, also, are the chal-
lenges facing the man who will
be the 44th president of the
United States.

The economy teeters on the
abyss; foes and competitors
test the restless giant on every
front.

And rarely has a president ©
come to office with so little.

experience in rising to such
challenges.

Yet Mr Obama confronts
this grim agenda with a pow-
erful weapon not available to
any of his recent predecessors:
While previous presidential
elections have revealed the

cultural fissures that plagued -

America, last Tuesday night
was an act of union.

The defining question of the
coming years is whether he
can hold that union together.

The president-elect har-
bours no doubt that he is the
harbinger of yet another
American renaissance.

Mr .Obama’s. victory
spanned the nation.

‘He won in the grim cities of
the decaying industrial Mid-
west, and the cockpit of seg-

regation, Virginia.

He owned the farm fields of
Iowa and the desert and peaks
of New Mexico.

He united the Atlantic with
the Pacific with the Great
Lakes with Mississippi with
the Gulf.

He united passionately
enthused African-Americans
with grudgingly accepting
working-class whites.

He united young voters sud-
denly infused with old-fash-
ioned sixties idealism with
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They voted in big numbers,
standing in line for hours,
sometimes in the rain, to make
this day.

They knew what the day
was about.

A country that, in eléctions
past, seemed increasingly
polarised. by race, class and
religious commitment voted
for reconciliation, for unity of
purpose in the face of dangers

the nation confronts from —

within and without.

What we don’t know is
whether Mr Obama can
entrench this new Democratic
coalition of New Southerners,
liberal northerners, wary blue-
collars, African Americans,
Latinos and the suddenly
mobilised youth, or whether
it will dissolve as he struggles
to reverse economic decline
and financial panic at home
and a plethora of challenges
and threats abroad.

Mr Obama’s new coalition
is freshly minted and fragile.

If he under performs, it
could unravel by the mid-term
elections. But he rises to this
difficult occasion, the Démoc-
ratic Party could enjoy a depth
and breath of support not seen
in many decades..

As for the Republicans, it
was a bad night for the party
as it was for John McCain. .

To his credit, the Arizona
senator refused to drag Jere-
miah Wright, Mr Obama’s for-

‘mer pastor, into the race,

because he feared it would
worsen racial tensions.

His surrogates were by no
means so circumspect.

The crowd in Phoenix: was
far less gracious than the
grand old warrior was in his
concession speech.

He tried to tell them of the
importance of this night.

He and president-elect Oba-
ma “both recognise that
though we have come a long
way from the old injustices
that once stained our nation’s
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wound,” he explained.

For too many such lines,
they booed.

Mr McCain’s choice of
Alaska Governor Sarah Pallin
will be second-guessed forev-
er. Without her, he would nev-
er have rallied the base; with
her, he lost the centrist inde-
pendents.

But in the end, he fought
the campaign he fought, and
will return to the Senate to
ponder the results.

The bad news for the
Republican Party is that many
of its remaining moderates,
people such as New Hamp-
shire’s John Sununu, were
brought down, leaving the
party weakened and prey to
the radical evangelicals and
talk show hosts who dominate
its right wing.

If the GOP clings to that
base, perhaps with Ms Pallin
as its champion, the party has
no future.Never mind all that.

This is a dawn to savour for
everyone who believes that
the future of America is the
future of the free world.

Its citizens have risen mag-
nificently to a magnificent
occasion, demonstrating that
the affliction of race resent-

ments can bé surmounted.

Once. again we have learned
the lesson we keep forgetting:
that entrenched assumptions |
can be uprooted.

Peace can come to Ireland.
The Cold War can end.

America’s racial wounds
can start to heal. In the best of
worlds, it will take half a cen-
tury to heal them completely.

But the nation is now firmly

headed in the right direction.

Americans have shown us
yet again what a fascinating, .
frustrating, complicated peo-
ple they are.

They have chosen « young
black man with little: experi-

ence in high office .o lead

them in a time of danger and
complexity. People of good-

will everywhere will wish him

well.

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Nassau,
November, 2008.

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Shirley Street. On Monday evening, the restored grounds will be unveiled during the Festival of Lights when
Governor General Arthur Hanna switches on lights as the public joins in Christmas carols and eggnog. The 30-
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Haiti and Jamaica tagged aS two of the

world's most Uangendus countries:

TWO of the Bahamas’ near-
est neighbours have been list-
ed-among 20 of the world’s
most dangerous places.

Haiti and Jamaica have both
been earmarked as violent
countries where tourists go at
their peril.

And Mexico, another fairly

close neighbour, also earns a
place among countries to avoid.
The list appears in The Daily
Telegraph of London, which has
published British Foreign Office
advisories on the world’s most
hazardous trouble spots.

In Jamaica, the Telegraph
spotlights gun crime as the main
danger.

“Although Kingston has a rep-
utation for gun crime and vio-
lence, most incidents take place
in the central residential neigh-
bourhoods which tourists rarely
visit. However, visitors should
remain vigilant in isolated rural
areas and deserted beaches,
even in daylight hours,” it says.

Haiti is cited for its political
volatility, and the risk of kid-





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"I vex because I was stuck
in bumper to bumper traffic

nappings.
“The Foreign Office advises

against all but essential travel

to Haiti, due to violent attacks
and kidnappings for ransom,”
the newspaper says.
“Demonstrations over the high
price of basic food have fre-
quently turned violent. A recent
series of hurricanes have result-
ed in flooding and substantial
loss of life.

“There is no British Embassy

in Haiti and operations at the .

British consulate in Port-au-
Prince have been suspended
since July, 2005, due to the secu-
rity situation.”

Colombia, source of the
cocaine which formed the basis
of the Bahamas’ drug trade in
the 1980s, is also among the top
20 danger spots.

And Mexico is named for its
high rate of street crime.

“While threats from terrorism
are low, Mexico has a high inci-
dence of street crime, and it is
increasing,” says the Telegraph.
“Tourists in urban centres and

on public transport should
remain vigilant. Other risks
include those from earthquakes

and the hurricane season, which .

runs from June to November.
There have been threé shark
attacks along the Pacific coast
this year, all involving surfers.”

This week’s Mumbai massacre,

-and threats of terrorism elsé-

where in the country, have
added India to the world’s worst
danger spots along with its polit-

ically unstable neighbour, Pak- .

istan.
Thailand, once one of the most
peaceful destinations on earth,
is also in the top 20 because of
recent political unrest, which
has closed two of the nation’s
main airports.

Iraq and Afghanistan are, not
surprisingly, listed as off-limits
for tourists because of the wars

’ raging there.

But many of the countries on

the Telegraph’s list are in
Africa, with Burundi, Sudan,
Eritrea, South Africa, Liberia
and Nigeria among them.

“mean the ones who ain' ga' have food to eat.
. "I just hope people who laid off are spending
whatever money they have wisely,"

- NAT, NASSAU.

"I vex because I ordered a package from the

for hours on Thursday night!
I left work 10 minutes to five;
hoping I would beat some of
thé rush hour traffic, but I
was in for a surprise. East Bay Street was chock-
er block with a bunch of cars all at a standstill!



"I spent two hours in traffic trying to get from

East Bay Street to Prince Charles Drive. All the
side roads were blocked, it wasn't anyway to get
onto a side road to try and escape that madness.
As fool as I am, I even went'back out into traffic
around seven last night to get my girlfriend food
and I was stuck behind the wheel for another
hour and a half. I ain' know what cause that mess,
but it almost drive me out of my mind.”

- ANGRY MOTORIST.

"I vex since a politician years ago fool me when
he said ain't many Haitians being born at PMH in
da papers and a journalist recently in a front page
story used the words 'thousands' and 'masses' of
young Haitians eligible for lower COB fees. Boy
da politician sure fool me."

- FOOL, NASSAU.

"I vex because Christmas coming and so many
. people out of jobs, people ain' have'no money. I
keep thinking bout all those poor families who
won't have any ham and turkey this year. I ain’
mean the ones who might not get a Playstation - I

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_ States and they shipped it through one of those US

mail box places. The store I ordered from didn't
send an invoice with my package, so the mail box
place told me Customs wouldn't release the pack-
age until I sent them a copy of the invoice.

Now I can understand that, so I faxed Customs
a copy of the invoice, but when I called the mail
box place they say my package ain' there, on top
of that they say I have to send the invoice to them
again.

"So I fax it to them two more times and still J ain
get the package. My stuff has been sitting up in
Customs for over two weeks, even though I sent
my invoice to them. I will freak myself out when I
go there this evening and my stuff ain’ there. I'm

_ not going through that anymore, next time I goin'

to Miami to bring my things over myself.”
- VERY DISGRUNTLED CUSTOMER, NASSAU.

-“T vex at the bathroom situation at the mall.
How in da world can it be so difficult to maintain
clean bathrooms?

Last time I been in there, there was some
woman who I think ‘sposed to be a cleaning lady,
but all she did was stand there and tell people ‘dat
sink don’t work’, ‘there ain’t now water in that
one’. The situation with the bathrooms in the
movies has finally gotten a tiny bit better, but
the ones in the mall remain disgusting,”

- VEXED SHOPPER.

/

‘Festival of Lights’
begins Monday

THE grounds of one of the
nation’s most historic sites will
come to life on Monday when
Governor General Arthur
Hanna flips the switch and the
lights come on in the gardens
of Collins House - launching
the month-long “Festival of
Lights” celebration.

The event, hosted by the
Antiquities, Monuments and
Museums Corporation
(AMMC) at the site on Shirley
Street, begins at 7pm.

It is open to the public free
of charge and includes music
and eggnog:

“Centreville or Collins ©

House, as it is better known, is
a national treasure that is
being professionally restored;”
said Dr Keith Tinker, director
of the National Museum of the
Bahamas.

“While the interior is not yet
ready for public viewing, a lot
of work has gone into the
grounds with landscaping and
lighting and we thought what
better way to re-introduce the

public to this majestic treasure
than to decorate it for the hol-
idays, light thé grounds and
invite everyone to join the cel-
ebration.”

Monday’s celebration, which
will last about 30 minutes, will
include Christmas carolling on
the lawn led by the Centre-
ville Seventh Day Adventist
Chorale.

Dr Tinker said that the Fes-
tival of Lights kicks off a
month of activities that
includes a school singing com-
petition on December 4, also
on the grounds of Collins
House; Christmas Magic, a
holiday open house at Balcony
House on December 13, and
Christmas at Fort Charlotte
on December 21, a lavish con-
cert and Yuletide celebration
co-hosted by the Ministry of
Tourism with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Band
in concert.

The first Centreville House
was built of wood more than
100 years ago. When it was

destroyed by the hurricane of
1929, then-owner businessman
Ralph Gregory Collins - often
credited with being one of the
architects of the tourism indus-
try in the Bahamas -had it
rebuilt of solid concrete with
engineering strength to with-
stand the fiercest storms. No
expense was spared. Collins
died in 1946. Four years later,
it was purchased by St
Andrew’s School, which occu-
pied the premises until 1971
when the school moved to
larger grounds in Yamacraw
and the government bought
the nearly six-acre property
east of the heart of downtown
Nassau. The Ministry of Edu-
cation occupied the building
until 2003 when it, too, moved
into its new home, leaving
Collins House boarded up and
empty except for hundreds o}
pigeons that roosted in it:

caves.

Parking for Monday’s even
is available through the Collin:
Avenue entrance.

In Celebration of the
Life of

Christopher
R. Esfakis

28th November, 1959
22nd April, 2002

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fi REEPORT - At the opening of the first Bahamas Internation-
ptt IViaritime Conference and Trade Show, Prime Minister Hubert
‘graham said the Bahamas Ship Registry continues to grow, sur-
| gassing the 50 million gross tonnage mark earlier this year.
_Mr Ingraham, who opened the conference earlier this month at the
BP ur Lucaya Resort, said the ship registry has grown since 1977 to
scome the third largest in the world.
“I was pleased to learn that earlier this year the Bahamas Ship
_-tegistry surpassed the 50 million gross tonnage mark.
‘Let me hasten to add, however, that it was never our objective to
ome the largest ship registry. Instead we have concentrated and
{scused our efforts on becoming a well regulated and properly
super vised registry capable of delivering quality service,” he said.
ir Ingraham said the maritime industry continues to present
i potential for development locally and internationally.
e noted that an appropriate legislative and administrative frame-
ork is necessary to properly and adequately monitor and regulate
1c sector. Mr Ingraham also stated that by that providing state-of-
att port and maritime support facilities, the country is well
k Poised to benefit from growth and development in the sector.

“Indeed, we are readying ourselves for a major enlargement of
hi: dvbour facilities in our capital city of Nassau so that the port will be
pathle Lo accommodate the largest cruise vessels now under con-
ae uction,” he said.

rg. re lated project, he said, will relocate commercial shipping out-
te the Nassau downtown city centre. Prime Minister Ingraham also
sated that the government anticipates the enhancement of land-
side cruisé ship port facilities in Grand Bahama.
| He stressed that tourism is the principal engine of the economy
| and the sea has always been an integral part of that sector.
\” Wir Ingraham reported that the country’s cruise sector has expand-
ito rival and surpass hotel-based tourism during the past 25 years
NOE SO. Today, cruise lines operate private ports-of-call at five locations
vin (he Bahamas — at Great Sturrup Cay and Little Sturrup Cay in the
« ‘Gerry Islands; Castaway Cay and Gorda Cay in the Abacos; Princess
“ IC =iy near Bannerman Town in Eleuthera; and Half Moon Cay (Lit-
ile San Salvador) between Eleuthera and Cat Island, he said.
i y(r Ingraham said Grand Bahama has become an important mar- |
lyitgne hub for the country.
A rm loday, the Freeport Container Port, eperated by Hutchinson
irjort Holding in conjunction with its industry partner, Mediter-
iireriean Shipping Company (MSC), sits on the deepest port in our
on, is the 72nd busiest container terminal in the world and the 4th
est hub for MSC,” he said.
“Mr Ingraham also noted that the Phase V expansion of the port
; Will increase its capacity by 50 per cent.
| Lege ic also said employment at the port will increase from nearly 900
@(O as many as 1,200 employees when the expansion project is com-
#ipleted toward the end of 2010. Mr Ingraham noted that the Grand
8ahama Shipyard is another significant development. It operates two
ct loating dry docks and two wet berths capable of repairing some of
ibe lar vest and most advanced vessels in the world.
we “The location of these two important maritime-based enterpris-
>> in Grand Bahama has proven beneficial to both the investors and
® to-our country. Indeed, the rapid expansion of operations at the Con-
ner Port and at the Shipyard is indicative, I believe, of the eco-
wonnc success of their undertakings,” he said.
» Because of the rapid growth in the maritime industry, Mr Ingra-
fam said, the Bahamas Maritime Authority was created in 1995 with
“he following goals and objectives:
Gi * to promote, facilitate and encourage the. development of ship
egistration and maritime administration
* @ to regulate and control all matters related to merchant shipping
® to participate in international organisations dealing with mar-
| itime-related matters
|, © to advise the government on any matter relating to merchant
| shipping, marine pollution prevention and control
© to expand and create maritime employment opportunities for
» Bahamians
The Bahamas Maritime Authority. maintains overseas offices in
London, and New York.
° -Mr Ingraham said the Bahamas has been a member and active
rticipant in the activities of the International Maritime Organi-
sation (IMO) since 1976.
The country served as a member of the IMO Council between
1991 and 1995, and again from 1999 to 2007, arid won re-lection to
that body last November.

“Our membership on the IMO Council has afforded us the oppor-
iunily to participate in discussions leading to the development of new
international maritime laws and regulations including discussion
Wof threats to the industry.

“These threats cover .a wide gamut — from the illicit traffic in
rcotics and human trafficking to marine environment protection,
able fuel prices and the resurgence of. marine piracy particularly
‘the coast of parts of Asia and east Africa,” Mr Ingraham said.
The prime minister said that the IMO seeks to co-ordinate a
nited Nations responserto the serious challenge which piracy pré-







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Royal Bank of Canada
branch on Bay Street and
Victoria Avenue closed its
doors for a final time yes-
terday. The branch will be
consolidated with RBC’s
Main Branch a few blocks
away on Bay Street as part
of RBC’s strategy to recon-
figure its branch network to
accommodate growth and
population shifts in New
Providence.

When the Bay and Victo-
ria Avenue branch opened
in 1947 it was known as the
East End branch. It was the
first branch opened by the
bank and started an explo-
sion of branch openings
through the islands in the
subsequent decades.

RBC has observed major
growth in the southwest
section of New Providence
and as such will be opening
its largest branch to date, in
the Carmichael Road area in
November of this year, }
marking their 100th
anniversary of doing busi-
ness in the Bahamas.

Five Public Works contracts |
signed for Grand Bahama

By Simon Lewis
Bahamas Information
Services

FREEPORT - GIVING

Grand Bahama’s economy_a |

much needed boost, Minister for

‘Public Works and Transport

Neko Grant signed five public
works contracts totalling approx-
imately $650,000 for work in the
island’s three districts.

‘Minister Grant said during the
signings on Thursday that the
government’s “infrastructure cru-
sade continues in Grand Bahama
today.”

Contracts were signed for the
reconstruction of Water Cay
dock; repairs to the West End
Post Office; installation of a
boundary fence and gates at the
West End Post Office; repairs to
the Ministry.of Agriculture’s Pro-
duce Exchange Building in
Freeport, and repairs to the
Williams/Russell Town Cemetery
Road.

Addressing the media at the
Office of the Prime Minister in
Freeport, Mr Grant reiterated
that the Water Cay Dock was
destroyed some four years ago by
Hurricane Frances,

“It is regrettable that the good

. people of this fine Cay have been

inconvenienced for so long. We
have come today to Bang relief,”
he said. '

“A contract will be signed with
Treasure Coast Marine Company
Limited in the amount of
$146,126 for the reconstruction

of the Water Cay Dock. The.

work is expected to be completed

‘45 days after the commence- ~

ment.”

Signing on behalf of Treasure
Coast Marine was Crystal Lowe,
the company’s managing direc-

- tor, who assured Minister Grant

that the work will be completed
to the government’s and the peo-
ple’s satisfaction and in a timely
manner. |
Chief Councilor for East
Grand Bahama Lawrence Laing,
who was present for the signing,
thanked the minister on behalf

of the people of East Grand









IS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn

WATER CAY DOCK SIGNING — Minister of Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signs a contract with Treasure Coast Marine Company Limited
in the amount of $146,126 for the reconstruction of the Water Cay Dock.
Pictured left to right are Anita Bernard, permanent secretary in the Min-
istry of Public Works and Transport; Gordon Major, acting director of Pub-
lic Works; Works Minister Neko Grant; Crystal Lowe, managing director

CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL

CHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS ¢ Tel: 325-2921

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2008

_ There will be no services held at Central on Sunday.
Services will be held at the Wyndham Nassau Resorts
10:00 am. The 130th Anniversary Lucheon of the Assemblies
Biehten will be held a at al 30 p.m.

of Treasure Coast Marine, and Lawrence Laing, Chief Councilor sor East

Grand Bahama.

Bahama, particularly the people
of north Water Cay.

“The people of Water Cay
were crying for this for a long
time and now they have a Christ-

_mas treat,” he said.

Drawing attention to the West
End Post Office, Mr Grant said,
“West End is the capital of Grand
Bahama. For West End to be
without a post office for over two
years is unacceptable.”

' He then went on to sign a con-
tract in the amount of $124,361

. with Coastline Builders to com-
plete what he described as “long

overdue repairs” to the West End
Post Office. The work is sched-
uled to be completed within three
months from commencement.

A further contract in the
amount of $12,250 was signed
with Professional Services to
install a boundary fence and gates
in order to secure the property.

Chief Councilor for West

Grand Bahama Majorie Darville
pointed out that West End:is a
large settlement and needs to
have its postal services restored.

She. thanked the minister and ©

the government for their efforts in

‘that regard. Focusing on the Pro-
duce Exchange Building in down-

town Freeport, Mr Grant said the

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Worship time: Ilam & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am

Prayer time: 6:30pm

Place:
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facility has been in a state of dis-
repair for some time now.

He then went onto sign a con-
tract in the amount of $336,680
with Golden Triangle Construc-
tion Company for repairs to the
facility. Work is scheduled to be
completed within ten weeks from
date of commencement.

Commenting on that signing,
Chief Councilor for the City of
Freeport Alvin Smith said, “On
behalf of the good citizens of the

' City of Freeport District, I would

really like to say thank you to the
minister and to the government
for seeing that the Produce
Exchange is being refurbished.

“We know that it is not just
going to be an economic boost,, :
but a beautification boost for the
downtown area. The Produce
Exchange has been in a state of
disrepair for quite some time, and
sO we just want to thank the gov-
ernment for seeing that the City
of Freeport is beautified just in

‘time for the holidays,” Mr Smith

said. Minister Grant also dis-
cussed the issue of the road head-
ing into, the Williams/Russell .
Town Cemetery.

“The condition of this road has
been in a most undesirable state
of disrepair for years. In addition
to persons visiting the resting
place of their loved ones, tourists
frequenting this quaint settlement
also visit the monument located
to the west of.the cemetery,” he
said. Mr Grant then signed a con-
tract.in the amount of. $25,000
with Bahamas Dredging and
Marine Construction for the
repairs of the road. ;

That work is schedule for com- -
pletion in 30 days.

Congratulating the contractors

_ on winning the bids for the

respective projects, Mr Grant told
them that the government expects
“on time completion and work of
high quality.”

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Preaching
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Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

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(www.gtwesley.org): «

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2008

7:00 am: Bro. Ernest Miller/Rev. Carla Culmer
11:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmer/ Bro. Jamicko Forde.
7:00 pm: Regional Advent Service
(Curry Memorial Methodist Church)
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FUNDAMENTAL )).
11am & 7:30pm EVANGELISTIC

Pastor:H. Mills

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(WHERE GOD IS ADORED AND EVERYONE IS AFFIRMED)

Worship time: Ilam & 6pm

Prayer Time: 10:15am to 10:45am

Church School during Worship Service

Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

PO. Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587

COME TO WORSHIP, LEAVE TO SERVE




@ By ROB MAADDI
AP Sports Writer



PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Donovan McNabb watched the
end of another game from the
sideline. After a vintage per-
‘formance, he earned a seat on
the bench.

McNabb threw four touch-
down passes, Brian Westbrook
tied a team record with four
scores and the Philadelphia
Eagles beat the Arizona Cardi-
nals 48-20 on Thursday night.

Just four days earlier, McN-
abb was benched for the first
time in his career at halftime of
a 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The
Eagles only trailed 10-7 when
coach Andy Reid decided to
put Kevin Kolb in after McN-
abb threw five interceptions and
lost two fumbles in his previous
seven quarters.

But Reid gave McNabb
another chance — and the five-
time Pro Bowl quarterback

‘responded with his best game
since Week 1. He completed 27
of 39 passes for 260 yards and a
passer rating.of 121.7. Kolb ran
out the clock while McNabb cel-
ebrated the win.

"You have ups and downs
and you have tough times,"
McNabb said. "It's all how yeu
overcome that."

In Thursday's other NFL
games, it was: Tennessee 47,
Detroit 10; and Dallas 34, Seat-
tle 9.

Westbrook, playing with a
sore ankle and knee, had 110
yards rushing and 20 more
receiving. He had two TDs on

the ground and two receiving.

Wideout Irving Fryar was the
last Eagles player to score four
TDs in 1996.

"We needed this game. It:was
a little vindication for my offen-
sive line. We did a great job,"
Westbrook said.

The Eagles (6-5-1) desper-
ately needed to win to maintain
their slim playoff hopes. They'll
have a few extra days to pre-
pare for the New York Giants
(10-1) on Dec. 7.

The Cardinals (7-5) will
clinch their first division title in

33 years if San Francisco loses .

at Buffalo on Sunday.

“"F don't know if we* were
mentally prepared," Arizona
coach Ken Whisentunt said.

J

"We played hard, but obvious-
ly made too many mistakes. We
weren't as crisp as we had
been."

Kurt Warner threw for 235
yards with three TDs and thive
interceptions.

"It's not the game we wanted
to play," Warner said. "I came
out and forced one early. We

just didn't have our game today .

and it was across the board."
McNabb looked like the guy
who led the Eagles to four
straight NFC championship
games and one Super Bowl. He

was 5-for-5 for 38 yards on the °

opening drive, capping it with a
5-yard TD pass to Westbrook.
"He was very determined, he

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS.

McNabb, Westbrook lead Eagles to victory

commanded the offense, he
relaxed and played very. well,"
Reid said. "He blocked every-
thing out and went about his

'- business. It's a credit to him and

the kind of guy he is."
Whoever was calling the

plays — Reid or offensive coor-

dinator Marty Mornhinweg —
finally mixed it up instead of
relying heavily on the pass. The
running backs carried six times
during the 12-play drive.
Joselio Hanson, starting for
the injured Asante Samuel, set
up the next score with his first
career interception and a 13-

yard return to the Arizona 41.

Warner's pass into tight cover-

age was tipped by Stewart

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Bradley. Westbrook ran four

straight plays, scoring from the

1 to make it 14-0. He caught a 2-
yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead.
Warner tossed a 1-yard TD

.pass to Larry Fitzgerald to cut it

to 21-7 late in the second quar-
ter. It was his 20th straight game

with a TD pass, breaking Neil

Lomax's franchise record.
Westbrook had a 9-yard TD
run in the third quarter to put

Philadelphia ahead 31-7. McN-

abb connected with Jackson for
24 yards on third-and-23 one
play earlier.

‘Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9

At Irving, Texas, Tony Romo

tN NN Ll

might not want to take the
splint off his passing hand the
way he and the Cowboys are
playing.

Romo crisply guided Dallas
to touchdowns on its first three
drives and points on the first
four, then turned the early surge
into a victory over Seattle.

The Cowboys won their third
straight, matching their best roll
of the season, all coming since
Romo returned from a broken
right pinkie. Dallas is 8-4 and
back near the top of the NFC
playoff race. Now comes the
hard part — staying there.

The Cowboys: next three
games are against Pittsburgh,
the New York Giants and Bal-
timore. That stretch will be even
tougher if they're without line-
backer DeMarcus Ware and
running back Marion Barber.
Both left with injuries in the
third quarter, Ware because of
a sprained left knee and Bar-
ber with a bruised right pinkie
toe.

The Seahawks lost their fifth

straight game and fell to 2-10. It -

matches the most losses outgo-
ing coach Mike Holmgren has
had in his 17 years in the NFL,
and there are four games left.



Titans 47, Lions 10

At Detroit, Chris Johnson
was untouched on a short run
to the outside and a long gain
up the middle.

The two plays were symbol-
ic of the canyon-like gap
between the once-beaten Ten-
nessee Titans and the winless
Lions.

Johnson ran for two touch-
downs in the first quarter,
LenDale White scored twice-in
the second and Tennessee
coasted.

Johnson finished with 125
yards rushing and White added
106 on the ground as Ten-
nessee met its goal of re-estab-
lishing the running game.

The Titans (11-1) bounced
back from their first defeat of
the season, surging to a 28-3
lead in the opening minute of
the second, and have their best
12-game record in franchise
history.

The Lions (0-12) moved a
step closer to becoming the
NFL's first 0-16 team, losing
by a franchise-worst 37 points
and giving up a franchise-
record 47 points in their 69th
game on Thanksgiving.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that AYANA D. REMY OF #503
HAMPTON RIDGE, WESTRIDGE ESTATES, P.O. BOX CR-
56774, 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 1ST
day of DECEMBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereb

iven that DOYLE SOUFFRANT of

EAST STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying tothe
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizens ip, 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 29TH day of NOVEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible. for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Abaco murder leaves

community in shock
FROM page one

armed with guns entered M and R Foodstore. One approached
Strachan, who was. operating the cash register, and gun-butted
him, police say.

Strachan was shot as he attempted to flee. His body was discoy-
ered near the foodstore’s storage room.

The gunmen reportedly fled into bushes with the store’s cash.

Strachan’s death pushes the country’s murder count to 72 and is
the first on Abaco this year. The country recorded a record-break-
ing 79 murders in 2007 as well as five suspicious deaths.

The victim, who has a twin brother, was described by his father
as a good son.

“He was a very good boy. I couldn’t have asked for a better son.
It’s just sad it happened this way, it’s just devastating,” Mr Strachan
told The Tribune yesterday.

“He stayed at the shop with me from open to close. There were
few times that he took a day off.

“He worked from Monday to Friday and I opened the store on
Saturdays and Sundays and he would still come in and stay with me
all day,” he said.

Mr Strachan said the gunmen escaped with $1,350. The father-of-
six said the community was outraged and shocked by the incident.

Cleophas Cornish, 66, of Dundas Town, who has lived on Aba-
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ulous democracy and a sister state in the Cénmoawealth:

“These vicious attacks come at a time when there are already too
many violent conflicts in the world and when the nations are facing
the additional challenge of financial and economic instability.

“On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas, I
should like publicly to express our sympathy to the Government of
India, especially the residents of the City of Mumbai (Bombay).

“T assure them of our solidarity with them and our commitment

_to collaborate with all civilized peoples in the global struggle

against terrorism, the wanton killing of innocent people and destruc-
tion of property including historic landmarks.

“We trust that the ordeal will soon end, that the perpetrators will
be identified and brought to justice and that these incidents will not
adversely affect efforts to develop more cordial relations between

India and Pakistan. These. sentiments are also being expressed |

through the usual diplomatic channels.”

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cars as desperate motorists searched for an alternative route home.
Yesterday, officer-in-charge of the traffic division, Supt Melvin Lundy,

- said an officer was dispatched around 5.15pm to assist with the chaot-

ic scene.
“An officer went there around 5.15pm or so to help with alleviating

.the traffic problem. He was able to help free up that traffic which

was travelling east, in other words, he had to divert the traffic (that) was
travelling west through Johnson Road, so the traffic travelling east could
move freely,” the officer said.

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Mr Adderley, though, said he was not trying to place blame.

He said he does not suspect there will be a significant dive in Cus-
toms revenue as the year progresses into next year.

According to him revenue might even out as government projects
come into effect. °

“We may very well stabilise it a bit,” said Mr Adderley.

“T think the prime minister made it clear that what he plans to do
is go ahead with some of those infrastuctural programmes and
that’s going to mean work and people will buy things - we import
everything, so if people have some money to buy then revenue can
be collected.”

Customs boss denies accusations
FROM page one

Mr Adderley said for those officers stationed in areas viewed as high
risk, steps are made to first train then issue on-the-job firearms for their
protection. But he said there was no other security offered.

With the special fraud unit being established in June, Mr Adderley
explained that its role is to assist officers with examining imports, and
also to collect revenues that may have been missing.

With Customs being one of government’s major revenue collec-
tion agencies, and with numerous demands from inside and outside the
department calling for an independent investigation unit, Mr Adder-
ley remained confident that there is no such need.

At a special meeting on Thursday, many senior officers said that, due
to the apparent lack of support from Mr Adderley for the officer who
had lost her home, it was felt that the comptroller’s resignation was in
order. However, Mr Adderley said there are no incidents of nepotism
or corruption that he is aware of, and added that the only person who
he is concerned about when it comes to his performance is the prime
minister. Mr Adderley also claimed The Tribune was incorrect when it
had reported that he was evading the press in recent months.

However, a Tribune reporter following the case of a Customs officer
who was still working while under investigation said Mr Adderley
had not been available for interviews and did not return phone calls.

The reporter confirmed that, though Mr Adderley had stated months
ago that he would maintain an open relationship with the press, it
had been extremely difficult verifying information with the comptrol-
ler who in many cases did not return calls until days or weeks later.

Union president calls for weapons Haining
FROM page one

beyond the call of duty to ensure that the customs revenue is collect-
ed,” said Mr Pinder.

“Customs revenue is already down $14 million. So what is he saying?
That it doesn’t matter to him, the life of the customs officers, or the .rev-

‘ enue being collected? That’s a bad sign to show,” he added.

Mr Pinder claimed Mr Adderley “doesn’t appear to be showing
any sensitivity or sympathy towards the officers involved overall.”
The attack gutted the officer’s home leaving her and her family

with nothing. In the wake of the incident, fellow officers hit out at Mr

Adderley’s allegedly “heartless” response to the incident.

At a press conference held yesterday Mr Adderley reiterated what
he had been alleged to have said to officers privately: “That those offi-
cers who feel that they can no longer serve” should “perhaps have to
find another job to pursue.”

Mr Pinder said that the murder of customs officer Sean Symonette
in 1999 should have meant Mr Adderley was “sensitised to the fact that
there’s a need to be more sensitive to this issue (of officers’ security).”

Mr Symonette was taking part in'an undercover Customs operation.
As was alleged in the case of Ms Ritchie, Mr Symonette had received
death threats. He asked for a gun or police protection, but received nei-
ther. “We cannot allow citizens to think they have the right to defraud
customs or the Bahamas government out of its revenue and that any-
one who tries to bring them to justice will suffer some property dam-
age or personal infliction. We cannot allow that kind of thing to hap-
pen in this country,” said Mr Pinder.

He said Mr Adderley should use his influence to speak “head to
head” with the Commissioner of Police to ensure that greater effort is
taken to investigate damage done to officers’ property, or threats
made against them.

Traffic fatality in Abaco

One person was killed in a traffic accident in north Abaco last
night.’ '

The crash happened at Cedar Harbour, Little Abaco, north
“of Cooper’s Town. A Marsh Harbour source told The Tri-
bune: “No other details are available at this time, but we can
confirm there is one fatality.”

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THE week-long 24th
Father Marcian Peters Invi-
tational Basketball Tour-
nament got underway yes-
terday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium with only the
boys’ teams in action..

Among the results posted
were: C W Saunders pri-
mary boys 22-15 over
Teleos; Mt. Carmel def. St.
Anne’s primary boys 19-18;
Westminister primary boys
defeated Temple Christian
20-9; Anatol intermediate
boys 30-17 over HO Nash;
CV Bethel. intermediate |
boys 27-24 over Zion Chris-
tian and Westminister def.
Galilee junior boys 25-17.

A total of 90 teams are
signed up to play in the pri-
mary boys and girls, junior
boys and girls, intermedi. ,
ate boys and, senior girls.
divisions.

Some of the summaries
are as follows:

CW Saunders 22, Teleos
15: M Glinton scored eight
and K Thompson and R
Chisholm both chipped in
with four in the win for the
Cougars’ intermediate
boys.

Anatol 30, HO Nash 17:
Trevez Evand scored a
game high 11, Dario
Thompson had eight and
Antonio Hanna six as Ana-
tol won their first game in
the tournament in the inter-
mediate boys division.

Chet Johnson and Ran-
don Swaby both had six
and Dwayne Thurston four
in a losing effort.

CV Bethel 27, Zio
Christian 24: Jeffery Wood-
side scored eight, Kenwick
Rahming had seven and
Thevaughn Moss six in the
win for the Stingrays.

Nathan Ellis had a game
high 10, Anthony Oliver
eight and Ansenio Wood-
side four in a losing effort.

Today, the action will
continue at 10 am with a
number of games being
played on two separate
courts.

In the eastern division,
Aquinas College will play
St John’s junior boys;
Queen’s College will play .
DW Davis junior boys.

In the western division,
HO Nash will play CC
Sweeting junior boys; CH
Reeves will play SC
McPherson intermediate
boys and Our Lady’s will
face Nassau Christian
Academy.

The tournament will take
a break on Sunday, but will
pick up on Monday. Next
week, Family Island teams
are expected to arrive to
start play.’







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2008



ST BEDE’S CRUSHERS guard Kyle “Flash” Turnquest drives during yesterday's game...













SPARKS’ Ashton Munroe tries to control the ball...

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CRUSHERS’ Donzel Huyler goes for a layup...



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

h how sweet it is to
finally be called the
Catholic Diocesan

Primary Schools basketball

champions again.

In three gruelling games, the
St Bede’s Crushers snapped the
St Thomas More Sparks’ stran-
glehold on the tournament fo
win their first title in more than
a decade.

It came down to the deciding
game yesterday as the Crush-
ers prevailed with a 41-37 tri-
umph that they hope to carry
into.the 24th Father Marcian
Peters Invitational at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium next
week as they defend their title.

Avoiding a total collapse
from Jast year when their per-
fect season was ruined, the
repeat pennant winning Crush-
ers made sure that the title did-
n't slip away from them - again.

“This almost feels as good as
Father Marcian Peters. I have to
give it up to these guys,” said
Donnie Culmer, who along with
Ricardo Freemantle coached
the Crushers.

“They worked real hard for
this. We’ve been there some
long hard strenuous hours and it
finally paid off. It finally paid
off.”

Freemantle said they have
been working with the boys up
to six days a week and they did
exactly what they were taught.

“T’m really proud of them,”
Mantle stated. “We are hoping
to go to Father Marcian for the
same results. Anywhere, any-
time, we are ready.”

Shaking off their hard break-
ing two-point loss on Wednes-
day, Kyle ‘Flash’ Turnquest
produced 13 points, Dwight
Wheatley had 12 and Donzel
Huyler chipped tn with seven
to spark the Crushers’ champt-
onship feat.

The Sparks eventually lost
center Joél Morris to five fouls
with about one minute and 41
seconds remaining on the clock
with the Crushers holding a slim
36-35 advantage.

Sebastian Grey stepped up °

and finished with a game high
14, but Daejour Adderley was
limited to just seven, while Mor-
ris and Shequille Sands both
had six.

Alter Sands canned a pair of
free throws to tie the score at
37-37 with 1:30 on the clock,
Turnquest’s lay-up at L:23-gave
St Bede’s a 39-37 margin.

Then with 4.3 seconds to go,
Wheatley went to the charity

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stripe and converted his pair of
free throws to put the final nail
in the Sparks’ coffin,

“We worked ‘real hard
because we didn’t want to lose
again like we did. on Wednes-
day,” said Turnquest, the flashy
guard, who still has another
year at St Bede’s.

He said he was,pleased to
have hit the big basket when he
did to put the Crushers ahead
for good. y

“Last year we couldn’t pull it
off, but this year it finally
worked out’ for us,” Wheatley
stressed. “Our school hasn't
won a championship in the last
11 years, so it’s good to get. that
feeling again.”

Nobody was more elated with
the victory than principal Mar-
va Coakley.

“It’s an awesome feeling. It’s
a great feeling,” she lamented.



_ “Um a proud principal. ’m-

proud of how the boys struck
together and followed the plan
given by coaches Freemantle
and Culmer. Thank you.”

Despite losing it all, the
Sparks hard to retain their title.
But coach Nkomo Ferguson
said they had to play second fid-
dle. to the best team in the
league this year.

“Foul trouble, foul trouble,”
were the words that Ferguson
echoed in trying to sum up the
loss. “We-couldn’t keep the big
meninthe game.

“We just have to take it in

' strides, but we will see them

again in Father Marcian Peters.
We have to beat them then.”
Morris said St Bede’s
desetved to win. -
“They played hard. They
came at us with their best and
they beat us,” he stated. “They
were definitely the best team

- out there today.”

St Bede’s came out firing on
all cylinders as they opened a
12-4 lead in the first quarter as
Wheatley came up with three
big baskets. They went on to

‘hold onto a 19-12 margin at the

half as Turnquest stepped in to
make his contribution.

But throughout the second
half, the lead seesawed with nei-
ther team taking more than a
four-point margin with the
Crushers up 28-24 at the end of
the third.

- St Thomas More had rallied
to open a 35-30 lead on a basket
from Markyle Major. But Adri-
an Mackey canned a free throw,
Turnquest got a lay-up and
Donzel Huyler added a pair of
free throws and St.Bede’s

surged back on top 35-34 and

they never trailed as they went
on to secure the win.



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Bahamas Ship Registry
surpasses 50 million
eross tonnage mark

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












































































































FREEPORT - At the opening of the first Bahamas Internation-
al Maritime Conference and Trade Show, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said the Bahamas Ship Registry continues to grow, sur-
passing the 50 million gross tonnage mark earlier this year.

Mr Ingraham, who opened the conference earlier this month at the
Our Lucaya Resort, said the ship registry has grown since 1977 to
become the third largest in the world.

“T was pleased to learn that earlier this year the Bahamas Ship
Registry surpassed the 50 million gross tonnage mark. .

“Let me hasten to add, however, that it was never our objective to
become the largest ship registry. Instead we have concentrated and
focused our efforts on becoming a well regulated and properly
supervised registry capable of delivering quality service,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said the maritime industry continues to present
great potential for development locally and internationally.

He noted that an appropriate legislative and administrative frame-
work is necessary to properly and adequately monitor and regulate
the sector. Mr Ingraham also stated that by that providing:state-of-
the-art port and maritime support facilities, the country is well
poised to benefit from growth and development in the sector.

“Indeed, we are readying ourselves for a major enlargement of
harbour facilities in our capital city of Nassau so that the port will be
able to accommodate the largest cruise vessels now under con-
struction,” he said.

A related project, he said, will relocate eBininircial shipping out-
side the Nassau downtown city centre. Prime Minister Ingraham also
indicated that the government anticipates the enhancement of land-
side cruise ship port facilities in Grand Bahama.

He stressed that tourism is the principal engine of the economy
and the sea has always been an integral part of that sector.

Mr Ingraham reported that the country’s cruise sector has expand-
ed to rival and surpass hotel-based tourism during the past 25 years
or so. Today, cruise lines operate private ports-of-call at five locations
in the Bahamas — at Great Sturrup Cay and Little Sturrup Cay in the
Berry Islands; Castaway Cay and Gorda Cay in the Abacos; Princess

Cay near Bannerman Town in Eleuthera; and Half Moon Cay (Lit- |

tle San Salvador) between Eleuthera and Cat Island, he said.

Mr Ingraham said Grand Bahama has become an important mar-
itime hub for the country. —.

“Today, the Freeport Container Port, operated by Hutchinson
Port Holding in conjunction with its industry partner, Mediter-
ranean Shipping Company (MSC), sits on the deepest port in our

.| region, is the 72nd busiest container terminal in the world and the 4th
busiest hub for MSC,” he, said.

_| Mr Ingraham also noted that the Phase V expansion of the port
will increase its capacity by.50 per cent.

-He also said employment at the port will increase from nearly 900
to as many as 1,200 employees when the expansion project is com-
pleted toward the end of 2010, Mr Ingraham noted that the Grand
Bahama Shipyard is another significant development. It operates two
floating dry docks and two wet berths capable of repairing some of
the largest and most advanced vessels in the world.

“The location of these two important maritime-based enterpris-
es in Grand Bahama has proven beneficial to both the investors and
to our country. Indeed, the rapid expansion of operations at the Con-
tainer Port and:at the Shipyard is indicative, I believe, of the eco-
nomic success of their undertakings,” he said.,

Because of the rapid growth in the maritime industry, Mr Ingra-
ham said, the Bahamas Maritime Authority was created i in 1995 with
the following goals and objectives:

° to promote, facilitate and ‘encourage the development of ship

. registration and maritime administration

° to regulate and control all matters related to merchant shipping

¢ to participate in international organisations dealing with mar-
itime-related matters

* to advise the government on any matter relating to merchant
shipping, marine pollution prevention and control

¢ to.expand and create maritime employment opportunities for
Bahamians

The Bahamas Maritime ‘Authority maintains overseas offices i in
London, and New York. ‘

Mr Ingraham said the Bahamas has been a member and active
participant in the activities of the International Maritime Organi-
sation (IMO) since 1976.

The country served as a member of the IMO Council between

1991 and 1995, and again from 1999 to 2007, and won re-lection to
that body last November.
_ “Our membership on the IMO Council has afforded | us’ the oppor-
tunity to participate in discussions leading to the development of new
international maritime laws and regulations acl ecree discussion.
of threats to the industry.

“These threats cover a wide gamut — from the illicit traffic in
narcotics and human trafficking to marine environment protection,
unstable fuel prices and the resurgence of marine piracy particularly |
off the coast of parts of Asia and east Africa,” Mr Ingraham said.

United Nations response to the serious challenge which piracy pre-
sents.

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Five Public Works contracts

@ By Simon Lewis
Bahamas Information
Services

FREEPORT - GIVING
Grand Bahama’s economy a
much needed boost, Minister for
Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signed five public
works contracts totalling approx-

imately $650,000 for work in the -

island’s three districts. ©

Minister Grant said during the
signings.on Thursday that the
government's “infrastructure cru-
sade continues in Grand Bahama
today.”

Contracts were signed for the
reconstruction of Water Cay
dock; repairs to the West End
Post Office; installation of a
boundary fence and gates at the
West End Post Office; repairs to
the Ministry of Agriculture’s Pro-
duce Exchange Building’ in
Freeport, and. repairs to the
Williams/Russell Town Cemetery
Road.

Addressing the media ‘at the
Office of the Prime-Minister in
Freeport, Mr Grant reiterated
that the Water ,Cay Dock was
destroyed some four years ago by
Hurricane Frances.

“Tt is regrettable that the good
people of this fine Cay have been
inconvenienced for so long. We
have come today to bring relief,”
he said.

“A contract will be signed with

- Treasure Coast Marine Company

Limited in the amount of

$146,126 for the reconstruction °

of the Water Cay Dock. The
work is expected to be completed
45 days after the commence-
ment.”

Signing on behalf of Treasure
Coast Marine was Crystal Lowe,
the company’s managing direc-
tor, who assured Minister Grant
that the work will be completed
to the government’s and the peo-
ple’s satisfaction and in a timely
manner.

Chief: Councilor for East
Grand Bahama Lawrence Laing,
who was present for the signing,
thanked the minister on behalf

of the people of East Grand















signed for Grand Bahama. :

WATER CAY Dock. SIGNING Minister of Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signs a contract with Treasure Coast Marine Company Limited
in the amount of $146,126 for the reconstruction of the Water Cay Dock.
Pictured left to right are Anita Bernard, permanent secretary in the Min-
istry of Public Works and Transport; Gordon Major, acting director of Pub-
lic Works; Works Minister Neko Grant; Crystal Lowe, managing director

BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn —

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Bahama, aucun the people
of north Water Cay.

“The people of Water Cay
were crying for this for a long
time and now they have a Christ-
mas treat,” he said.

Drawing attention to, the West
End Post Office, Mr Grant said,
“West End is the capital of Grand
Bahama. For West End to be
without a post office for over two
years is unacceptable.”

He then went on to sign a con-
tract in the amount of $124,361
with Coastline Builders to com-
plete what he described as “long
overdue repairs” to the West End
Post Office. The work is sched-
uled to be completed within three
months from commencement.

A further contract in the .

amount of $12,250 was. signed
with Professional Services to
install a boundary fence and gates
in order to secure the property.
Chief Councilor for West
Grand Bahama Majorie Darville
pointed out that West End is a
large settlement and needs to

have its postal services restored.

She thanked the minister and
the government for their efforts in
that regard. Focusing on the Pro-
duce Exchange Building in down-
town Freeport, Mr Grant said the

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He then went onto sign a con-
tract in the: amount of $336,680
with Golden Triangle Construc-
tion Company for repairs to the

. facility. Work is scheduled to be

completed within ten weeks from
date of commencement.
Commenting on that signing,
Chief Councilor for the City of
Freeport Alvin Smith said, “On
behalf of the good citizens of the
City of Freeport District, I would
really like to say thank you to the
minister and to the government
for seeing that the Produce
Exchange is being refurbished.

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Royal Bank of Canada
branch on Bay Street and
Victoria Avenue closed its
doors for a final time yes-
terday.. The branch will bé
consolidated with RBC’s4

| Main Branch a few, blocksnl
away on Bay Street as pattie
of RBC’s strategy to recon, })
figure its branch network to, +
accommodate growth anc
population shifts in New,
Providence.

When the Bay and Victo-” ‘
ria Avenue branch opened”
in 1947 it was known as the’?
East End branch. It was the"?
first branch opened by thi .
bank and started an ‘explo!4s
sion of branch openings"!
through the islands in the: |6
subsequent decades. © 36

RBC has observed majosg>
growth in the southwestiq
section of New Providencéds
and as such will be openingzpI
its largest branch to date, inypz2
the Carmichael Road area ir
November of this yeatgd,
marking their 100th,
anniversary of doing busi;,
ness in the Bahamas.

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“We sige that it is not fast
going to be an economic bossa
but a beautification boost for fhe
downtown area. The Prodygs;
Exchange has been in a state.
disrepair for quite some time,
so we just want to thank the gov
ernment for seeing that the
of Freeport is beautified just,in
time for the holidays,” Mr > ae
said. Minister Grant also
cussed the issue‘of the road head?
ing into the Williams/Russe
Town Cemetery.

“The condition of this voad ie
been in a most undesirable sta
of disrepair for years. In addittoul
to persons visiting the restimg
place of their loved: ones; tourists)
frequenting this quaint settlemEnt
also visit the monument locatéth
to the west of the cemetery,” lee
said. Mr Grant then signed a con;

tract.in the amaunt of, $25,000
with Bahamas. Dredging, a
Marine Construction: for. ue
repairs of the road. “~** “*

That work is schedule for com-
pletion in 30 days. 90> >

Congratulating the contractors
on winning the bids for the
respective projects, Mr Grant told
them that the government expects
“on time completion and work o
high quality.”

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| PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Donovan McNabb watched the
end of another game from the
sideline. After a vintage per-
formance, he earned a seat on
the bench.

| McNabb threw four touch-
down passes, Brian Westbrook
tied a team record with four
‘scores and the Philadelphia
Hagles beat the Arizona Cardi-
nals 48-20 on Thursday night.

i Just four days earlier, McN-
abb was benched for the first
time in his career at halftime of
al 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The

agles only trailed 10-7 when
coach Andy Reid decided to

t Kevin Kolb in after McN-

abb threw five interceptions and
Ist two fumbles in his previous
seven quarters.

;But Reid gave McNabb
a nother chance — and the five-

tie Pro Bowl quarterback.

responded with his best game
since Week 1. He completed 27
of 39 passes for 260 yards and a
passer rating of 121.7. Kolb ran
out the clock while McNabb cel-
ated the win.
“You have ups and downs
and you have tough times,"

McNabb said. "It's all how you .

overcome that."

’ In Thursday's other NFL
games, it was: Tennessee 47,
Detroit 10; and Dallas 34, Seat-
tle 9.

ieWestbrook, playing with a
sodre ankle and knee, had 110
yaids rushing and 20 more
réceiving. He had two TDs on
the ground and two receiving.
Wideout Irving Fryar was the
last Eagles player to score four
TDs i in. 1996.

4nWe needed this game. It was.

Ai hittle vindication for my offen-
siye line. We did a great job,"
Westbrook said.

The Eagles (6-5-1) desper-
ately needed to win to maintain
their slim playoff hopes. They'll
have a few extra days to pre-
pare for the New York Giants
(40-1) on Dec. 7.
inoThe Cardinals (7-5) .will
clinch their first division title in
33! years if San Francisco loses
at Buffalo on Sunday.

OT don't know if we were

Aéntally prepared," Arizona
coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

"We played hard, but obvious-
ly made too many mistakes, We
weren't as crisp as we had
been."

Kurt Warner threw for 235
yards with three TDs and three
interceptions.

"It's not the game we wanted
to play," Warner said. "I came
out and forced one early. We
just didn't have our game today
and it was across the board."

McNabb looked like the guy:

who led the Eagles to four
straight NFC championship
games and one Super Bowl. He
was 5-for-5 for 38 yards on the
opening drive, capping it with a
5-yard TD pass to Westbrook.

"He was very determined, he

commanded the offense; he
relaxed and played very well,"
Reid said. "He blocked every-
thing out and went about his
business. It's a credit to him and
the kind of guy he is,"
Whoever was calling the
plays — Reid or offensive coor-
dinator Marty Mornhinweg —
finally mixed it up instead of
relying heavily on.the pass. The
running backs carried six times
during the 12-play drive.
Joselio Hanson, starting for
the injured Asante Samuel, set
up the next. score with his first
career interception and a 13-
yard return to the Arizona 41.
Warner's pass into tight cover-
age was tipped by Stewart

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Bradley. Westbrook ran four
straight plays, scoring from the
1 to make it 14-0. He caught a 2-
yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead.

- Warner tossed a 1-yard TD
pass to Larry Fitzgerald to cut it
to 21-7 late in the second quar-
ter. It was his 20th straight game

with a TD pass, breaking Neil |

Lomax's franchise record.

Westbrook had a 9-yard TD
run in the third quarter to put
Philadelphia ahead 31-7. McN-
abb connected with Jackson for
24 yards on third-and-23 one
play earlier.

Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9

At Irving, Texas, Tony Romo

4

might not want to take the
splint off his passing hand the
way he and the Cowboys are
playing.

Romo crisply guided Dallas
to touchdowns on its first three
drives and points on the first
four, then turned the early surge
into a victory over Seattle.

The Cowboys won their third
straight, matching their best roll
of the season, all coming since
Romo returned from a broken
right pinkie. Dallas is 8-4 and
back near the top of the NFC
playoff race. Now comes the
hard part — staying there.

The Cowboys' next three
games are against Pittsburgh,
the New York Giants and Bal-
timore. That stretch will be even

. tougher if they're without line-

backer DeMarcus Ware and
running back Marion Barber.
Both left with injuries in the
third quarter, Ware because of
a sprained left knee and Bar-
ber with a bruised right pinkie
toe. ;
The Seahawks lost their fifth
straight game and fell to 2-10. It
matches the most losses outgo-
ing coach Mike Holmgren has
had in his 17 years in the NFL,
and there are four games left.

Titans 47, Lions 10

At Detroit, Chris Johnson
was untouched on a short run
to the outside and a long gain
up the middle.

The two plays were symbol-
ic of the canyon-like gap
between the once-beaten Ten-
nessee Titans and the winless
Lions.

Johnson ran for two touch-
downs in the first quarter,
LenDale White scored twice in
the second and Tennessee
coasted.

Johnson finished with 125
yards rushing and White added
106 on the ground as:Ten-
nessee met its goal of re-estab-
lishing the running game.

The Titans (11-1) bounced
back from their first defeat of
the season, surging to a 28-3
lead in the opening minute of
the second, and have their best
12-game record in franchise
history.

The Lions (0-12) moved a
step closer to becoming the

‘NFL's first 0-16 team, losing

by a franchise-worst 37 points
and giving up a franchise-
record 47 points in their 69th
game on Thanksgiving.

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today's puzzle. Material is level,
and though both players are
attacking Black's threats appear
stronger. Snarheim immediately
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KB 3 Rxg?+ of Ke6 3 Qd6+ or KG 3 Qxuc3+. If
Qxf7 2 Qxc3 threatens R or Qh8 mate.

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' 23 Getting on in life (7)

on hedge (3,3)
4 Run or climb up it (6)
9 Greek letter included impo-
lite name for
ex-premier (7)
10 Does nothing to correct the

. Slide (5)
11 Pained expression (5) 6
12. Afternoon meal served by 7

airlines? (4,3)

13 More than mere business 8

acquaintances (4,7)

18 Incorrect ruling for a rugby 14

formation? (4-3):
20 This dance can go wild (5)
22 Acreditor | would shortly
make bitter (5)

17
24 Possibly seated, and quite
composed (6). 19
25 They also multiply,

naturally (6) 21

. Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Apostle, 5 Pipit, 8 Hot on
the trail, 9 Siege, 10 Melanie, 11
Chaste, 12 Campus, 15 Lie-abed, 17
Avast, 19 Infant prodigy, 20 Gates, 21
Sleight. ;

Down: 1 Ashes, 2 On the face of it, 3.
Tangent, 4 Exhume, 5 Petal, 6 Plain
speaking, 7 Tellers, 11 Calling, 13 Ala
‘mode, 14 Adopts, 16 Banns, 18 Tryst.

2 Old friends are unlikely to

_ is not bound to have (7)

have grave
consequences (6)

meet at this club (5)
A precious possession one



Imitating the sound of a
bullet? (5)

Not straight (7)

A car’s crashed and left by
a villain (6)

Writer is about to restrict
the powers that be (11)
Paid no attention to
negroid development (7)















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plain (7) al 1 Make pretence of (6). 1 To estimate (6)
Folds in the cloth result in N 4 Whiten by chemical 2 Intense nervous
plates being broken (6) :
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Possibly strays in the QO. .
9 Various (7) 3 Up-to-date (7)
woods (6) > ;
Rumour | don't put o 10 Absolute (5) 5 Respite (3-2)
out (2,3) x 11 Great wave (5) 6 Word of opposite
Steel or brass (5) LU 12 Wide extent (7) meaning (7)
13 Subversive 7 Protective
Yesterday’s Easy Solution infiltrators (5,6) headgear (6)
Across: 1 Mascara, 5 Basis, 8 18 Filled (7) 8 Heated
Revolutionary, 9 Tenor, 10 Steeple, 20 Up to the time argument (11)
11 By hand, 12 Madras, 15 ,
Average, 17 Accra, 19 Investigation, whenlS) de Maly BGR SerHe)
20 Genie, 21 Lottery. 22 Unaccompanied (5) 15 Symbol of victory (7)
Down: 1 Merit, 2 Seventh heaven, 3 93 Former (3-4) 16 Recently (2,4)
Aileron, 4 Artist, 5 Broke, 6 Sharp .
practice, 7 Shyness, 11 Bearing, 13 24 Conclusion (6) 17 Customer (6)
Adamant, 14 Serial, 16 Aisle, 18 25 State 19 Inexperienced (5)
Annoy. categorically (6) 21 Hackneyed (5)






East dealer.
East-West vulnerable.*

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East South West North
lv | NT Pass 2 NT
Pass 3 NT

Opening lead — five of spades.

Assume you get to three notrump
as shown and West leads the spade
five. You win East’s king with the
ace and return the queen of clubs,
which loses to the king. Back comes
the seven of spades, and West makes
the correct play of letting dummy’
win with the jack.

You are now headed for defeat
because, when you get around to
leading a heart to try to score your
ninth trick, East takes the ace and
returns a spade, and West cashes

Fair Exchange Is. No Robbery

three spade winners for down one.
What’s wrong with this picture,
you might ask? The answer is that

‘you lost the contract at trick one,

when you should have ducked East’s
king of spades! True, this means that
you wind up with only one spade
trick rather than two, but in exchange
you make three notrump instead of
going down. You lose the first two

-spade tricks and later lose a club and

a heart, but the rest of the tricks are
yours,

While it’s granted that it’s mighty
difficult to play the spade six at trick
one instead of the ace — you're sac-
rificing a sure second spade trick by
doing so — that’s what you have to
do to make the contract.

The clue to the winning play lies
in the bidding, East is marked by his
opening bid with nearly all the miss-
ing high cards, including the ace of
hearts and king of clubs. If declarer
can dislodge both of these cards
without going down while doing so,
he can score four clubs, two hearts,
two diamonds and a spade.

The lone threat is West's: pre-
sumed long spade suit. That threat is
eliminated by holding up the ace
until the third round. South then
takes a club finesse, wins any return
and next forces out the ace of hearts
to secure nine tricks.



Tomorrow: Diversionary tactics.
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Russian president visits | 7 ,

Cold War ally Castro

@ HAVANA

RUSSIA’S president met with
ailing revolutionary icon Fidel
Castro on Friday, winding up a
visit aimed at freshening rela-
tions with his country’s old Cold
War ally and raising Moscow’s
profile across the rest of the Latin
America, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.

Dmitry Medvedev spent hours
talking and sightseeing with Pres-
ident Raul Castro before meet-
ing privately with his 82-year-old
older brother.

Medvedev and Raul Castro
Jaid a wreath at a monument to
Soviet soldiers who died while
serving in Cuba in the early
1960s, a symbol of Cuba’s once-
prominent part in the commu-
nist bloc and the history of its
ties to Russia.

Wearing a gray suit instead of .

his traditional olive-green army
uniform and clutching Medvede-
v’s arm, Raul Castro shouted to
television cameras, “It has been a
magnificent visit and now he will



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see Fidel.”

Russian officials deny that
Medvedev’s four-nation trip is
meant to provoke the United
States, but the chat with Fidel
Castro capped meetings with
Washington’s staunchest oppo-
nents in the region. Details about
the meeting with the older Cas-
tro were not immediately avail-
able.

Strengthening ties

Medvedev toured a visiting
Russian warship on Thursday
with Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez and earlier met
with Bolivia’s Evo Morales and
Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, say-
ing Russia might participate in a
socialist trade bloc founded by
Chavez and Cuba.

Medvedev also signed deals
with Brazil and Peru, part of an

’ effort to strengthen Russia’s

political, economic and military

connections across a region long

dominated by U.S. influence.
“One must admit, to put it

simply, we have never had a
serious presence here,”
Medvedev told reporters.

“We visited states that’ no
Russian leader, and no Soviet
leader, ever visited. This means
one thing: that attention simply
was not paid to these countries,”
he said. “And in some ways we
are only now beginning full-
fledged, full-format and, I hope,
mutually beneficial contacts with
the leaders of these states...

“We should not be shy and

‘fear competition. We must

bravely enter the fight.”

Medvedev’s Latin America
tour is in some ways a response
to U.S. moves in eastern
Europe, where Russia sees its
own security threatened by U.S.
plans to build a missile-defense
system in former Soviet satel-
lite states.

Medvedev said he and Raul
Castro had discussed economic
and “military-technical cooper-
ation” — apparently arms sales
— “as well as security and
regional cooperation.”.



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RUSSIA'S President Dmitry Medvedey, left, stands with Cuba's

President Raul Castro during a ceremony at the tomb of the
unknown ao solider in Havana, Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.

| POLICE OFFICERS at the:
scene of a restaurant attack in
Mumbai, India in this image
made from television,
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008.
Gunmen targeted luxury
hotels, a popular tourist
attraction and a crowded train
station in at least seven
attacks in India's financial
capital Wednesday, wounding
25 people, police and wit-
nesses said. A.N Roy police
commissioner of Maharash-
tra state, of which Mumbai is
the capital, said several peo-
ple.had been wounded in the
attacks and police were bat-

ists have used automatic -
weapons and in some places
grenades have been lobbed,”
said Roy. Gunmen opened
fire on two of the City's best
known Luxury hotels, the Taj
Mahal and the Oberoi. They
also attacked the crowded
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
station in southern Mumbai
and Leopold's restaurant, a
Mumbai landmark. It was. not
immediately clear what the
motive was for the attacks.

said.

The commandos weré hampered,
too, because they could not use
overwhelming force for fear of hit-"
ting the hundreds of civilians who
were caught in the hotels.

Many guests hid in their rooms
until they were rescued. Others
were not so lucky.

The gunmen “appeared to be a

‘determined lot, wanting to create
and spread terror,” a commando
said.

Pulithara found panicked diners
and staff running through the hotel
bar. In the chaos, ittookhima —
moment to realize he had been shot.

“My friend said there was a hole
in my pants, and I was bleeding,”
said Pulithara, 22, who was hit in the



leg.
- He saw another colleague shot in
the head — “She died on the spot,”

he said — but he said he managed
to pull a tourist to safety through a
fire exit. Then he ran down a flight
of stairs, and was free.

For hundreds of others inside the

Javier Galeano/AP Photo

AT FIRST, waiter Joseph Joy
Pulithara thought the blasts were
rows of liquor bottles exploding for
some ‘reason behind the Mumbai
hotel’s sleek bar. Running to the

scene, he found a woman screaming

— and a young man spraying gun-
fire, according to the Associated
Press.

The gunman was a member of a
team that was well-armed, well-pre-
pared and had just begun a two-day
siege that would shut down India’s
financial and entertainment capital,
leave more than 150 people dead
and 370 injured, and turn the city’s
ritzy seaside district into a scene of
horror, .

There was almost no time to
escape. “Within two minutes, they
were on us,” Andreina Varagona of
Nashville, Tenn., said from her hos-

Wounded in the right leg and right
arm, her curly brown hair was still
caked with a friend’s blood two days
later.

An Indian commando said the
attackers were indiscriminate.
“Whoever came in front of them, ©

. they fired.”

There were 10 targets across the

- city, including two five-star hotels, a

train station, a popular restaurant
and an ultra-orthodox Jewish cen-
ter.

Inside the Taj Mahal and the
Oberoi hotels, with their hundreds
of rooms, the gunmen often seemed
to have the advantage.

“These people were very, very
familiar with the hotel layouts and it
appears they had carried out a sur-
vey before,” said an unidentified
member of India’s Marine Com-
mando unit, his face wrapped ina

J ranklyn G. 3

ore

The gunmen moved skillfully

- through corridors slick with blood,

thwarting efforts to._pin them down,
and switched off lights and plunged
the rooms into darkness to further
confuse the commandos.

The militants were ready for a
long siege. One backpack the com-
mandos found had 400 rounds of
ammunition inside. Some of the
gunmen carried almonds. They also
had dollars, rupees and credit cards
from local and international banks.

One gunman, who was still roam-
ing the Taj Mahal nearly 48 hours
after the assault began, was hiding
in a ballroom, said army comman-
der Lt. Gen. N. Thamburaj.

“He is moving in two floors.
There is a dance floor area where he
has cut off all the lights. Sometimes
he gets holed up in the rooms and
makes that area dark,” Thamburaj

Cra

_ hotels, however, the ordeal was just
beginning.

Varagona, 45, a meditation
teacher, says on her Web site she

_ had taken the name: Rudrani Devi,

Sanskrit for “one who takes the pain
away from others,” in 2002. She was
having dinner with friends in the’
Oberoi’s plush restaurant when the
gunshots rang out.

Survivors said the gunmen’
checked passports and looked for
Americans and Britons, but Varago-
na said they just sprayed the room
and didn’t seem to care who they
killed.

“They might have been targeting °
Westerners, but they still shot the
wait staff,” she said. “They were of ©
Indian, Asian descent. There wasn’t
a foreigner among them.”

Varagona said the gunmen kept
firing, and bodies fell to the floor, at

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Mass flight
‘may spread
‘Cholera and
‘Measles in
Congo

GOMA, Congo

THOUSANDS of people

i fleeing a new rebel offensive

: could spread cholera and
i méasles through eastern
: Congo in a rising threat to
: the devastated region, relief
: agencies warned Friday,
i according to the Associated
i Press.

Doctors Without Borders

: said four children sufféring
: from measles have died in
: the village of Birundule,
¢ which the group reached
: Thursday with a mobile clin;
i ic.

The agency is using sport

i utility vehicles carrying med-
: ical supplies, equipment and
: at least one doctor and one
: nurse to try to treat some of
i the tens of thousands of peo-
; ple trying to stay ahead of
: the fighting.

A rebel offensive against

:,Rwandan Hutu militiamen
i drove 13,000 people into
: Uganda on Wednesday and
i Thursday.

The Us N. Children’s Fund

: said fighting in the town of
; Masisi on Thursday inter-
: rupted measles vaccinations
: for thousands of children.

“Cases of cholera (are)

i likely to spread to areas
: where
i moves,
: Murthy said. “The disease is
i: spreading from frequent
L _ } movement of people.” :)
tling the gunmen. "The terror- © :

the population
spokesman Jaya

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i they become killers when
: people, especially children,
i have no access to medical
i care,.are short of food and
: clean water and are crowd-

wr eETe ssi '
bomber kills 12.
7 south of Baghdad.

| Ml BAGHDAD



A suicide bomber blew him-

i self up among worshippers
: waiting to be searched outside
} a mosque run by followers of

_} anti-American Shiite cleric
: Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday,
: killing at least 12 people, Iraqi
i Officials said, according to the
: Associated Press.

The blast in Musayyite

i south of Baghdad, occurred a
: day after Iraqi lawmakers
i: approved a security pact with
; the United States that will
? allow U.S. forces to stay in
+ Iraq for three more years.

Proponents of the deal,

i which awaits the expected rat-
: ification by the three-member
i presidency, say the Americans
i are still needed because Iraqi

‘| forces aren’t ready to take
i: Over security on their own
: despite a sharp drop in vio-
: lence since last year.

. The U.S. military handed

i responsibility for security in
: Babil province, where the sui-
: cide bombing occurred Friday,
+ to Iraqi forces last month.

The security pact was

i backed by the ruling coali-
? tion’s Shiite and Kurdish blocs
: and the largest Sunni Arab
? bloc, which wanted conces-
: sions for supporting the deal:
? But al-Sadr, who commands
: a 30-seat bloc in the 275-seat
; parliament, rejected the pact
; and said U.S. troops should
; withdraw immediately.

A key aide to al-Sadr linked

i Friday’s bombing to the agree-
; ment and warned that the
; American presence can only |
to. more violence. He
; appeared to be suggesting that
: U.S. forces are a source of
: instability,.rather than part of
: the solution to the Iraqi con-
: flict.







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