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The Tribune

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

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Bahamas

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

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@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
‘Tribune Staff Reporter

SANDALS Royal Bahamian
Resort and Spa Cable Beach laid
off 150 employees yesterday in
an exercise many workers said
they did not see coming.

Laid-off staff poured out of the
resort’s employee entrance hold-
ing white envelopes containing
their final pay cheques.

Some were crying, some hurl-
ing profanities and others made a
beeline for the liquor store just
across tne street. :

Uniformed policemen, plain-
clothes officers and other law

enforcement personnel were sta-.

tioned throughout the resort as
a precautionary measure, while
now unemployed workers gath-
ered in a parking lot across the
Street from the property.

Staff were told they were to
assemble for a 10am meeting
where they found out that they
were to be laid-off.

Lynette ‘Taylor, a chef super-

AT THE Sandals press conference
yesterday are (from left):

Don Cook, Sandals consultant;
Michael James, Sandals general
manager and Steven Hector,
Sandals group international
public relations manager.

visor and a gold medal winning
chef at the resort, was a Sandals
employee for 12 years.

She said management was not
sympathetic to staff during the
meeting and that the general

SEE page six

Atlantis and Harborside staff plan to
take legal action against employers

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

A GROUP of former Atlantis and Harborside workers plan to
‘take legal action against their employers for alleged discrepancies in
their severance packages unless management agrees to an out-of-
court settlement.

According to attorneys Fayne Thompson and Craig Butler, a group
of about 25 former workers from both resorts is expected to file action
in the Supreme Court next week over what they term inaccurate cal-

culations in their severance pay.

SEE page six

Darold Miller suing 17
persons for list of damages

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the writ.

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Sean McWeeney
} (partner of Graham
Thompson and Co),
Dr Wayne Thomp-
son, the Commis-
sioner of Police, the Attorney
General’s Office, two officers
from the Detective Unit, four

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who lost their jobs.

Pregnant mother of three in
tears after Sandals layoffs



Tribune Staff Reporter

A SIX months pregnant
woman walked out of the San-
dals Royal Bahamian Resort
and Spa yesterday in tears.

Takera Thompson, 26, was
one of 150 employees of San-
dals. who had just lost their jobs.

Wiping a stream of tears from
her face, Ms Thompson said:
“Now I have to explain to my
three children that [Tam not
working.”

She is the mother of three
boys with another child on the
way. Losing her job has put her
in a position of uncertainty.

According to her, at this stage



in her pregnancy she would not
be able to find another job, but
still she has many financial
obligations.

“T have two children who go
to private school and that’s $600
a month,” she said.

“T have to pay - their daddy
don’t take care of them and I
have a son who is in grade four.
I have a car, J have a loan to
pay - who’s gonna pay that for
me?”

She said though she lives with
her mother, she is reluctant to
ask her for help because she ts
nota child anymore.

“My mother could help me

SEE page six







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‘Christie: PLP



as to arrange

leadership
succession

FOLLOWING the
party’s final unsuc-
cessful election court
challenge, former
Prime Minister Perry
Christie has admitted
that the PLP is now in

has to arrange a suc-
cession in terms of
leadership”.

For those interested
in politics, Mr Christie
said there are
“tremendous opportu-
nities” for them if they
joined the PLP as the party ris
actively looking “for new candi-
dates to come in”.

“For me as leader, my legacy
must include ensuring orderly
succession. So it’s a long time now
until the next election, but also
it’s a short time and so-work must

commence immediately and so ~

you will find as we begin the new
year, that there will be new levels
of energy on all our parts to
ensure that we remain in the fore-
front of politics in the Bahamas
and as a very viable alternative
to the Free National Movement.

“In the meantime, however,”
he said, “we must all work togeth-
er to ensure that our country
overcomes the present challenges



that we are faced
with.”
With regard to the
loss of Pleasant
Bridgewater’s chal-
lenge for the Marco
City seat, Mr Christie
said he was “disap-
pointed” but still
emboldened by the
fact that the result still
demonstrated that the
country was “very
evenly divided”.
“And so the results
“= show that Marco City
was won by 27 votes...and if you
look at the four or five seats that
the government won with less
than 60 votes then you can see
how evenly divided the country is
and how, with the slightest swing,
and that swing is already in
process now, that governments
can change in the Bahamas.
“And so really, the cost aside,
because the costs are obviously
formidable that have been award-
ed, it is a demonstration of how
evenly divided the country is and
quite frankly that we have to work
at ensuring that our parliamentary
democracy minimises the oppor-
tunities for people to take advan-
tage of the system by voting in
areas that they should not vote.”

Claim that union officers,
hotel employers ‘breached’
industrial agreement

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



SOME members of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers
Union (BHCAWU) condemned union officers and hotel employers for
allegedly "breaching" their industrial agreement. ,

"The Unity Team", led by former union president Thomas Bastian,
claimed that more than 1,000 workers were terminated and not laid off.

He claimed the terminations violated the union's industrial agree-

ment, which allows for "natural justice"

and a "right to proper notice to

terminate the contract of employment".
According to Mr Bastian, under the industrial act the union should

demand from employers a listing of all names and classifications, meet and
discuss with the executive board, and put to membership the board's con-

clusion before discussions can take place between employers and the

union to find the best solution.

Mr Bastian added that this process prevents employers from termi-
nating workers instead of laying them off.

"When anemployee is laid off by definition and practice those employ-
ees who are laid off contracts of employment will continue to exist and

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SEE page six

More than 15,000 students
‘involved in local gangs’

@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

MORE than 15,000 school stu-
dents are estimated to be
involved in local gangs with some
members as young as cight years
old, according to an anti-gang
activist.

Founder and president of the
Youth Against Violence organi-
sation Carlos Reid told The Tri-
bune yesterday that he estimates
there are 54 gangs active in the
Bahamas and that many students
in senior, junior and primary
schools are involved.

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four major gangs at the school
which include both boys and girls.

Although many groups collide
on the school’s campus, the area
of Ponciana Avenue, which is
used by many students, has
become known as “The Gaza
Strip.”

“There is the Zoe Pound,
Nike, Gun Dogs, and the Pond
Boys. A lot of these young boys

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. Tribune Staff Reporter.
* mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

. POLICE inspectors and
sergeants celebrated the com-
pletion of an Anti Terrorism
Assistance programme run by
the United States Embassy at

the British Colonial Hilton.

yesterday.

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three women, took part in an

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ACTING Assistant Commissioner

of Police Hulan Hanna

US Embassy regional secu-
rity officer Albert De Jong
said: “The Bahamian police
force and Bahamas govern-
ment recognise that terrorism
is a global threat and we have
to be prepared for it.

“One of the things we are
hoping to do through courses
like this, is to build the capac-
ity for the Bahamian police
force to be able to design and
implement training to inter-
national standards so they can
train people here and in other
countries. And they can tai-
lor their training to their.own
unique circumstances.”

The US government have
provided ATA training cours-
es in 70 to 80 thousand places
around the world, cultivating
an international language to
communicate methods and
means to fight international

threats.

Mr De Jong said: “It teach-
es how we think about it and
gives you some different ideas
about how you can think
about it, look at how you train
your people right now, and
how you might adapt your
training methods to meet new
threats.” :

Acting Assistant Commis-

_ sioner of Police Hulan Han-

na said the Bahamas needs to
toughen up its image as a soft
target by keeping up with
international terror fighting
trends.

The Bahamas’ unique chal-
lenges consist of protecting
ocean borders and having suf-
ficient security at internation-
al airports welcoming tourists
from all over the world, Mr |
Hanna said.

He added: “Through our
international policing links we
are able to exchange informa-
tion and receive information
when things or people are
likely to be high risk.”

Local terrorism, however, is
not a major threat, Mr Hanna
said.

He said: “Terrorism is an
ideology, and people here are
open to ideologies as much as
others are. But we have a
credible information network
here and a very oral society.

“Generally Bahamians are
not good at keeping secrets so
some way or another it gets
out.

“We also try to encourage

‘Bahamians to have a love for

country and think in terms of
national security and national
safety to get on the right
track.”

Two in hospital after
separate knife attacks

TWO persons are in hospital, one fighting for his life, after two

separate knife attacks.

A 21-year-old man of Turnquest Alley is in critical condition in
hospital after being stabbed in his stomach in the early hours of yes-

terday morning.

The victim was at his home at 1:40am when he heard sounds out-
side the house. He observed two men attempting to steal a motor-

bike.

The men confronted the Turnquest Alley resident and a relative
of his, which resulted in the 21-year-old man receiving a stab

wound to the stomach.

Another man, who police want to question in connection with the
attempted robbery, was stabbed in the shoulder and is currently
being detained under police watch. Another suspect is still at large

and is being actively sought.

Just a few hours before this incident, shortly after 10pm, a 16-
year-old boy was with a male friend when a group of young men ran

in their direction.

The juvenile was stabbed in the left side of his chest by a mem-
ber of the group. He was taken to hospital where his condition is

_ listed as stable.

No arrests have beén made in connection with this incident.



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Boy, 14, is convicted
On Weapons antl
ammunitions charge

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was
yesterday ordered to spend six :
months in the Simpson Penn :
Centre for boys after he was con-
victed on a weapons and ammu- }

nitions charge.

The juvenile, arésident of Ida :
Street, was arraigned before Mag- :
istrate Carolita Bethel along with :
Samantha Morley, 35, Deon :
Rolle, 33, and a 16-year-old boy :
on Tuesday, charged with pos- ;
session of an unlicensed black :
and brown Ruger Magnum .357 :
revolver as well as possession of :
eight rounds of .357 ammunition. :

The juvenile pleaded guilty to :
the charges at his arraignment. :
Yesterday, the teenager returned :
to Court 8 and Magistrate Bethel :
ordered that he serve six months :
in the Simpson Penn Centre for :
boys. The other defendants were :
each granted bail in the sum of :
$10,000. The case was adjourned ;

to January 12, 2009.

HA MAN and a 14-year-old :
boy will remain on remand at Her :
Majesty’s Prison while prosecu- :
tors inquire after the status of a :
man they are accused of attempt- :

ing to kill.

Jeffrey Holbert, 22, of Blue :
Hills Estates, and a 14-year-old :
boy of Blue Hills are charged in :
the attempted murder of Terry :
Fernander on Sunday, Decem- i

ber 6.

in Court 8, Bank Lane.

The accused returned to court :
yesterday for a bail hearing, but :
were further remanded after the :
prosecutor, Inspector Ercell i
Dorsette, informed the court that ;
the prosecution needs to deter- }

mine the complainant’s status.

According to police, the vic- :
tim was taken to hospital after :
being stabbed twice in the back. :
The victim’s lungs reportedly col- :

lapsed due to the injuries.

MH TWO men were granted bail :
in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday :
on a marijuana possession charge. :

Jonell Pierre, 24, and Kennuth :
Cummings, 19, are charged with :
possession of 24 grammes of mar- :
ijuana with the intent to supply. It
is alleged that the men were :
found in possession of the drugs :
on Wednesday, December 3. :
Both men were arraigned on the :
charge before Magistrate Caroli- :

ta Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane,

on December 5. They both plead- :
ed not guilty to the charge and }
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LOCAL NEWS

“Pleasant Bridgewater ‘could be over $1m
er election court loss

out of pocket’

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

SENATOR Pleasant Bridge-
water may end up over a mil-
lion dollars out of pocket fol-
lowing her unsuccessful chal-
lenge of Zhivargo Laimg’s vic-
tory in the Marco City con-
stituency, The Tribune has
learned.

The court has so far ordered
Ms Bridgewater, who initiated
the challenge to Mr Laing’s

electoral victory, to paythe as.

yet undetermined costs in the
case, which concluded on Thurs-
day.

Attorney for Mr Laing, Fred
Smith of the law firm Callen-
dars and Co, told The Tribune
yesterday that Ms Bridgewater
will not automatically have to
pay what is likely to be a “very
substantial” bill, as it is subject
to review and appeal if she
chooses.

The total cost for the chal-
lenge will be inflated by the



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numerous delays in the adjudi-
cation process, and will include
the payment of investigators,
airfares and hotel stays for wit-
nesses flown to Nassau from
Grand Bahama.

Mr Smith said: “There’s a
process of review that,goes on
and that can be quite a long
laborious process. It’s like a
mini trial in itself. We prepare
the bill, the court reviews it and



Panenet Laing

has a hearing and determines
what costs are or are not rea-
sonable and gives a certificate
and she (Ms Bridgewater) has
the right to have (the certifi-
cate) reviewed by a judge in the
Supreme Court, and if she’s still
not happy with the result either
party can still take that amount
to the Court of Appeal.”

He said the figure will be “no
mean sum” because the case



On Tuesday the two accused
pleaded not guilty to the charge :
before Magistrate Carolita Bethel :



Call for regional solidarity
strategy for the Caribbean

REGIONAL solidarity is the only possible strat-
egy for the Caribbean in these unstable times, a
representative of a Cuban international friendship
group says.

Yamil Martinez Marrero, of the Cuban Institute
of Friendship with the People (ICAP), will be in
the Bahamas until December 18.

ICAP is a non-governmental organisation which
promotes solidarity with Cuba around the world,
and Mr Martinez is hoping to meet as many Bahami-
ans as possible who are interested in his country’s
revolution and want to learn more about it.

“My intention is to look for ways to strengthen the
interaction between our two people,” he told The
Tribune yesterday.

Mr Martinez explained that ICAP has more than
2,000 friendship groups in 142 countries, including
the United States. He pointed out that this number
is not far short of the membership of the United
Nations, “so that means a great deal of solidarity
with Cuba.” |

He said ICAP was created in 1960, just a year
after the revolution, because of the growing interest
in the new social structure developing in Cuba.

“There were a lot of people who wanted to know
what was happening in Cuba, the reality of the
emerging revolution,” he said.

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them the consequences of the US embargo against
Cuba.

Asked why regional solidarity is important at this
time, Mr Martinez said: “There is a world econom-
ic crisis, and the poor countries are the ones who are
going to suffer the most. In order to lessen the effect,
we have to be integrated, to share and to find com-
mon solutions to ‘these problems. We are pretty
sure that we can do that, we must do that.”

He noted that poor countries did not create the
situation they find themselves in, which was imposed

- upon them by the bad decisions of others.

Today at 3pm, Mr Martinez will he hosting a
screening of the film KAMGAMBA at the Michael

Eldon Building at the College of Bahamas.

He described the film as a war story about the
Cuban-soldiérs who fought to help liberate several
African nations.

It centres on the 1983 battle of Cangamba, a town
in central Angola.

Mr Martinez noted that the film, which was
released earlier this year, is a 100 per cent Cuban
production.

“Its a very good film and we want Bahamians to
see it, to increase their knowledge about what.Cuba
did in Africa,” he said.

The film is open to everyone.

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itself has gone on for over a year
and there has been ten months
of trial work.

Attorneys initially sought to
have the case moved from Nas-
sau to Freeport in order to
reduce the expense involved,
but this request was denied by
presiding Justices Anita Allen
and Jon Isaacs at the end of
March.

‘Ms Bridgewater challenged
the Grand Bahama constituency
election victory by Mr Laing,
who has served as Minister of
State for Finance since the May
2007 election.

Some 73 votes cast in the con-
stituency were ultimately con-
tested by Ms Bridgewater and
22 by Mr Lang.

After reviewing the evidence
regarding each of the contested
votes, the judges said that 57 of
the total 95 votes would be scru-
tinised on Thursday morning.

With these 57 votes thrown
out, it emerged that Mr Laing -
who originally won the seat by
47 votes - remained the victor
by a margin of 27 votes.

Speaking with another local
daily on Thursday, Ms Bridge-
water said she did not regret
challenging the result, as it
revealed weaknesses and inade-

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toral system, which she
described as antiquated.

The case was the last of the
election court challenges, with
the first - that by Senator
Allyson Maynard Gibson of
Byran Woodside’s win in the
Pinewood constituency - alse
ending with the incumbent FNM
MP keeping his seat.

The PLP had also indicated
an intention to contest the out-
come in the Blue Hills con-
stituency, where Sidney Collie
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GOP: Focus on solutions first, ideology second

WASHINGTON — Following the last two
election cycles, a debate now rages about how
to extract the Republican Party from the polit-
ical ditch. Some argue the GOP lost its way by
abandoning conservative principles. Profligate
spending and too much big government are
the culprits, they say.

Others blame corruption. Sex and lobbying
scandals turned off voters, transforming the
party from reformers to hypocrites.

Or maybe the electorate changed? The par-
ty needs to attract more swing voters by shift-
ing to the centre — capturing the 35 per cent of
self-identified conservatives is a necessary, but
not sufficient, condition for winning majori-
ties in the future.

All are partially right. But as Karl Rove
wrote in Newsweek recently, this debate looks
like a “pundit-driven shoutfest . . . that presents
a sterile and unnecessary choice.” And the
conflict-driven media only amplifies the alleged
intra-party war.

I’d argue there is more consensus'than
schism. The real problem may not be the direc-
tion of the party, but the quality of its ideas and
the style of its language. Many Republican
leaders are now coalescing around this theme.
But the details — and how to apply a solu-

tions narrative to federal programmes — ‘

require more development.

True, fresh position papers or new slogans
alone will not heal the GOP. Elections are
won through a mix of messages, messengers
and money. Successful campaigns also deploy
superior tactics — like using technology to
advance candidates, mobilize supporters and
raise resources. Activists such as Patrick Ruffi-
ni, who began RebuildTheParty.com, are on
the right track when it comes to technology

_ and activist journalism.

Let me focus on one recommended change:
messaging — the narrative and ideas that
inspire winning campaigns and political parties.

- Developing new ideas and more effective ways °

to talk about them — not changing ideology —
is part of the solution for the GOP.

Some worry this approach is unprincipled
pragmatism in disguise. Former White House
aide Peter Wehner wrote in Commentary Mag-
azine recently that deemphasizing ideology
could devolve into expediency and “deal-cut-
ting.” That’s certainly a risk, but it doesn’ t
have to turn out that way.

Here’s the real problem, Too often Repub-
licans begin by talking ideology as opposed to
solutions. They start with cutting taxes,-bal-
ancing the budget and less government, but
forget to say, “Why?” Instead, begin with out-
comes — more jobs, affordable health care

and better education. Ideology is a means to
these ends — not the end itself.

Many Republican governors understand
these narrative nuances. Minnesota’s Tim Paw-
lenty has it right when he says the GOP must
appeal to “Sam’s Club” as opposed to “coun-
try club” voters. Mississippi Gov. Haley Bar-
bour said in a recent interview that his party
needs to ask: “How do free markets and capi-
talism apply to the question ‘Can I make a liv-
ing?’”

Excessive “ideology-speak” particilarly
harms Republicans with swing voters. Research
shows these Americans are more interested
in solutions than philosophical debates. Pro-
moting ideology first makes Republicans sound
out of touch or even wacky to those who don’t
live and breathe politics.

How would Republicans apply this approach
to an issue such as health care? Instead of
starting by offering a tax credit, why not say
this: “We understand your anxiety. We will
make health care more affordable by allowing
insurance companies to compete and giving
you a chance to purchase health care that best
fits your family’s needs. You and your doctor,
not the government, should decide what works
best. Republicans will further cut costs by tak-
ing on trial lawyers to curb frivolous lawsuits.

Let’s also use American ingenuity and tech-
nology to reduce your health-care costs. Tak-
en together, these changes will make health
care more affordable for you and your family.”
Changing tax policy may be a means to the
end, but it’s not the final goal — affordability
and quality are.

Republicans should apply this outcomes-

.based approach across the policy spectrum —

promoting exceptional schools, providing bet-
ter jobs, raising stagnant wages, creating inde-
pendence from foreign oil.

How? This can be achieved through com-
petition, markets that spur innovation and low-
er prices, a government closer to the people,
and modernizing bureaucracy. But note the
ideological underpinnings are the period in
the sentence, not the opening line.

This solutions first, ideology second
approach is emerging as a way forward for
electorally beleaguered Republicans. Many
GOP governors are on the forefront of devel-
oping the ideas and rhetoric that apply con-
servative principles to real-world problems.
Congressional Republicans should import
these statehouse smarts to improve their dam-
aged Washington brand.

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Let’s get
back to the
soil now

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ONE of the quickest ways to
rejuvenate our people and
return our nation to a more
peaceful, serene and productive
existence is to get them back to
the soil.

The aftermath of the recent
hurricanes practically demol-
ished the tourism industry on
Grand Bahama; and now again
the global economic meltdown
has resulted in even greater
hardship to the people, not only
on Grand Bahamas, but
throughout the Commonwealth.

However, in spite of these
calls by the universe to awaken
us to a more sustainable and
productive self-driven econo-
my, based upon the natural
resources with which we have
been so abundantly blessed, we
still stand basically idle awaiting
some miracle to happen. °.

When Minister Larry
Cartwright was on Grand
Bahama with his officers some
months ago, I questioned him as
to why such a farming project
presently in progress in Andros
could not be mounted on Grand
Bahama with the vast acreage
available here.

The answer given was that
Grand Bahama, unlike North
Andros, falls within the direct
path of recurring hurricanes and
would therefore be more at risk
for the destruction of crops.
This argument really does not
hold much water since this
island could go some twenty-
five years without any major
storms.

Abundant crops, namely
limes, papayas, avocados,
bananas, etc, have been grown
for many, many years without
any. adverse circumstances. on
this island.

For a very long time now I
have advocated to successive
governments that unless we
afford our people, and espe-
cially our young, some owner-
ship in our natural heritage of
land and sea, they will never
come to appreciate and accept
their responsibility in building
this nation.

There is much less tendency
to destroy what you own than
that in which you have no vest-
ed interest.

Particularly on Grand
Bahama, and specifically
Freeport, many Bahamians tend
to feel, and are often made to
feel, as if they are foreigners in
their own land.

This disenfranchisement must:

be obliterated if we are to
become passionate stewards of
our heritage.

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ing each with a parcel of land to
cultivate. There is sufficient
acreage on this island to give
one to every high school gradu-
ate. This alone will give them a
sense of belonging, pride and
ownership. Much of the vio-
lence experienced today among
the young results from the
absence of any closeness to
Mother Earth and the gentle
power of her creative force. Too
many of our young people do
not even know how things grow;
they spend no time planting,
watching and awaiting a harvest
from the soil. How can anyone
become violent who follows this
path of patient and joyous
expectation from the planting
of a seed to the harvesting of
the fruit?

Hidden crops of marijuana,
with their consequential dam-
aging effects on our youth,
thrive annually in the pine bar-
rens of Grand Bahama. Can
you imagine, therefore, what
can be produced by our young
people from a organised, pri-
vate and government funded
project? The results could elim-
inate the hundreds of millions of
dollars spent each year by this
island alone on imports, as we
savour the fruits of our own
hands.

With such ready access to the
abundant ocean, just imagine
the joyful hands and hearts of
those who could fish, farm fish,
shrimp, conch and even lobster
to feed millions around the
world!

This resource, so richly and
unconditionally bestowed upon
us by the Creator, has all the
essential ingredients to garner
from it whatever is necessary
for us and others to survive and
flourish.

It is indeed sad that so many
of our citizens were ‘driven’
from the beauty and blessings of
the land.

The result has been an.aver-
sion by our people, especially
the young, to this type of work.
Consequently, many view this
occupation as a menial task.
This is indeed a tragedy, for
such a mentality rejects the very
physical essence of our exis-
tence as human beings.

How can we so disdain it as
being unworthy of our atten-
tion? As this unfortunate atti-
tude had been systematically
ingrained into the mindset of
our people, it can similarly be

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decoded. We remember when
and how it began and, there-
fore, we are knowledgeable in
how to obliterate it once again.
We will certainly perish unless
we return to the bosom of
Mother Earth and be.sustained
by her fruits of land, sea and
air.

In recent times, we have had .

some powerful lessons in relying
almost solely upon what I term
parasitic economies, such as
tourism, off-shore banking, drug
trafficking, gun running, as well
as human trafficking.

The artificiality of tourism,
for example, has caused us to
literally abandon our natural
and abundant resources of land
and sea.

The political directorate of
our small country has over the
past twenty years or longer lost
sight of the unlimited treasure
of our only ‘solid’ heritage.

The proverbial goose laying
the golden eggs may not be
dead, but she is in an advanced
state of geriatric disintegration.
The sad fact is we have not
allowed one single one of her
golden eggs to hatch into anoth-
er young and vibrant goose.

Give a group of experienced
farmers an enthusiastic thou-
sand Bahamian youths, with the
necessary resources with which
to work, and they will shock the
country with what can be pro-
duced.

What a wonderful way, as
well, to ennoble and enable our
young, taking them off the
streets and giving them owner-
ship of their heritage. It grieves
me to hear so often from so
many aspiring farmers how dif-
ficult it is, or pretty much
impossible, for them to secure
the necessary assistance and/or
land from government to pro-
duce food from our land. ‘

This is certainly one very nat-
ural and meaningful way to save
our young. In fact, if we do not
bring them back to honour the
soil, they will destroy it, them-
selves and the rest of us in the
process. ‘

It is reprehensible, criminal
and inexcusable what we do to
our young graduates every
June.

We send them forth by the
thousands without a clue as to
what they are to do, or should
do, as they continue along a
dangerous path to a very uncer-
tain future.

We literally set them up for a
life of failure, for we neglect to
give them the tools with which
to survive.

They are left, then, to be
dragged into the abyss of crime,
violence and societal destruc-
tion, as they believe these being
the only avenues for survival.
What demons, then, do we face
in the future if we do not prep
our land to become the creative
cradle for our thousands of
young people as they leave our
high schools!

We are stewards of this noble
inheritance and unless we grace
her with loving and grateful
attention, we shall lose her. I
again appeal to our govern-
ment, and with all our might,
to bring an enlightened and
dynamic approach to the abun-
dant utilisation of our natural
resources of land and sea, fresh
water and perfect climate. In
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ting Mother Earth, she will lav-
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ing results.

The soil, Mother Earth, the
water (fresh and salt), all these
natural, beautiful and peaceful
gifts await our urgent attention.
So maybe an agricultural com-
mittee, instead of a crime com-
mission, could more quickly
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and an enduring quality of life
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It is way beyond time that we
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cultural mouth is and employ
the thousands of young people
to work before they reach the
level of total frustration and
wreak havoc upon our land.

JOSEPH DARVILLE
Freeport,
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THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008, PAGE 5



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@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE “Tempo Turns 3” concert gets underway this weekend and
video disc jockeys (veejays) from the television network said they are
here to promote peace and unity among the young people of the
Bahamas in an effort to help curb crime in the Caribbean region.

Host of the network’s cross Caribbean countdown show, Jah
Bami, said Tempo has embraced the idea that “we are all one in the
Caribbean.”

“There is no difference. The only differences are the colours of the
flags, but we are all one people. So until we can get one passport and
one flag it is our mission to promote oneness,” Jah Bami said.

Lydia Patel, the newest addition to the Tempo veejay family,
said she feels the network is doing a great job by promoting unity
throughout the Caribbean. :

“J think it’s a great start with what Tempo is doing and promot-
ing ‘badness outta style’, with all of us promoting love and unity. It’s
a good start, but it’s only a start. We need the papers and the media
to really cet involved in it to change the mindset of the people,” Ms
Patel said. ,

One of the main acts at the concert, Omari, said he is trying to
encourage young people to stay away from crime and violence.

“Sometimes I go around the region and I see how our music
influencc the youth. That is why I take the time to go back and write
positive music and go back around the region. I am happy with
what Tempo is doing and encouraging positive music,” Omari said.

He explained that one of the major things he has noticed is that a

Acs Youn

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urged to play

more active role in party

MP says it’s easy to
criticise instead of helping
to make change happen

lot of young people do not acknowledge the presence of God in their |

lives. ;
“They don’t fear God anymore.

“They don’t acknowledge God anymore and that sense of awe (of)

God is not there anymore. So that’s why I am happy Tempo is
embracing the whole God factor in the midst of all of this, because
the youths need to get back to that place where they acknowledge
God and realise that there is a God. We are working to get that back
into the society,” Omari said.

Educational personnel meet for PRIE workshop

MINISTRY of Education |
officers from the Bahamas,
Grenada, Trinidad, Jamaica,
Surinam, and the United
States met to participate in
a three-day workshop on
the Project for Regional
Indicators in Education
(PRIE).

Bringing remarks at the
event on behalf Education
Minister Carl Bethel was
Deputy Director of Educa-
tion Patricia Collins, who
welcomed the participants
and told them that their
presence will ensure that
the Caribbean is position-
ing itself to secure maxi-
mum gains in education.

She. explained that the
effort, which is sponsored
by the Organisation of

information

indicators.

collection
processes to facilitate the
elaboration of internation-
ally comparable education

YOUNG members of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party (PLP) were yes-
terday encouraged to play a more
active role within their party, instead
of constantly criticising the organi-
sation and demanding change from
without the party unit.

A vocal and prominent figure with-
in the PLP yesterday made a num-
ber of suggestions for these young
persons who feel either disenfran-
chised, overlooked, or are just dis-
appointed in their party.

The MP, who spoke on the condi-

tion of anonymity, said that it is easy
for persons to criticise and demand a
transformation of the PLP-from with-
out, instead of getting involved
and helping make this change hap-
pen.
Another source within the organi-
sation told The Tribune yesterday
that as a young and active member,
he sees only a few options that would
truly reflect the idea of “change” in
the PLP.

This idea of change within the PLP
has been floating around since the
party’s loss at the polls in 2007. Many



senting the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organisation
(UNESCO), said that his’,
organisation supports edu-

education systems in differ-
ent countries.

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members, including, Parliamentari-
ans, have unsuccessfully pushed for
the removal of Perry Christie as par-
ty leader.

However, Mr Christie, who was ini-
tially blamed by many for the PLP’s
loss of the election, has since
strengthened his position within the

party.
Interest

Waiting in the wings have been
PLP MP Dr Bernard Nottage, along
with West End and Bimini MP Obie
Wilchcombe, who both publicly
expressed their interest in a leader-

ship position in the party - either that
of leader, or deputy leader.

St Cecilia hopeful Paul Moss has
also expressed his desire to one day
hold a leadership position within the
party - despite his somewhat recent
membership of the PLP.

Mr Moss, along with other hope-

fuls, such as the presumptive candi-

date for the Marathon constituency
Jerome. Fitzgerald, Fox Hill MP Fred
Mitchell, and even the party’s for-
mer chairman Raynard Rigby,
have all been touted as possible
“change candidates” that could re-
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are laid off
from Sandals

FROM page one

manager simply read his prepared statement and walked off.

According to her, Gordon Butch Stewart, owner of the Sandals
chain, should have been the one to conduct the firings.

“He should have come and shown empathy towards people
who have worked in this company for 12-plus years, who have put
in endearing service and professionalism,” said Ms Taylor.

“The way we were treated in there, they didn’t even give us
thanks - they didn’t thank us or appreciate us for the amount of
years we were there.”

She said she and her colleagues, especially those who had
worked at the resort since its opening, gave 12 years of hard
labour, even giving up half their salaries to the hotel during the
opening.

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_F ROM page one

and girls are forced to travel through that
area to avoid passing through rival territo-
ries, and as a result end up colliding and fight-
ing each other.”

Even if one individual tries to make their
way through another gang’s territory, “all they
have to do is walk like they bad” to be chal-
lenged.

Mr Reid said the country’s numerous gangs
have turned many communities into war-
zones.

But, out of the 72 reported murders for
2008, not all were committed by gang-bangers

: or criminals, he said.

“Law-abiding citizens are now taking mat-
ters into their own hands because they don’t
feel they are finding justice in the system,”
he said.

In numerous cases, Mr Reid said, a known
killer would roam free while the family mem-
bers become frustrated with the slow pace of

Local gangs

like ain’t nothing happen, so it ain’t ga be

long before they kill that person or pay some-

one to do it.”

He said the gangster lifestyle had made its .

way into the mainstream culture which has
had a significant impact on students.

The Tribune spoke with a 15-yéar-old C C
Sweeting student who said he had been a
member of the Raiders gang for about two

. years.

According to the teen, one reason many
students join gangs is for “stripes.”

He said gang members frequently use graf-
fiti to display their symbols around schools,
sell drugs, and skip classes’ to smoke marijua-
na and gamble.

For him the gang offers both protection
and love from people who understand him.

He said although his family wants him to get
out, “leaving a gang it not a simple thing.”

On occasions when he tried, he was beaten

One 22-year-old man, a former gang-
ster, said his decision to leave a gang was
just as hard, but was a choice that had to be
made.

Declining to give his name, the man said
at 14 he, too, was lured into joining a gang.
He said many of his gang peers were more
interested in stealing and drugs, but his
main reason for joining was to fight.

He said anytime a fight erupted, he had
to be there.

After many fights which dragged he and
his mother to court, he quit after almost
killing another boy.

“I was,in a fight where I stabbed a boy
twice in his chest. Right then my life flashed
before my eyes,” he said.

He never wanted to kill anyone, and that
day he almost did, he added.

Since then he said life had become a mis-
sion to take care of himself, and to put
friends on the side.

The young musician said his only focus is
to produce music and stay on a path which
doesn’t inVQIVe violence.

n't have the courtesy to give it back,” said Ms Taylor.

Sometimes she and her colleagues even used their own supplies
and, according to her, worked tirelessly with limited supplies to .
still produce the product that was expected of them.

“At the end of the shift we make that food look like paradise
on the table for those guests,” she said. -

Hotel executives told a press conference that the world eco-
nomic downturn was the reason for reducing staff, who were let
go from various departments throughout the hotel.

According to a statement by Sandals general manager Michael
James, they had delayed the lay-offs for as long as they could.

“Sandals Resorts International sincerely regrets having to
take the decision to reduce our staff complement throughout the
Caribbean at this time.

“Given the measures which have already been put in place in
many business sectors we delayed this action for as long as we
possibly could because our first priority is always to support
the people who make up this organisation,” he said.

“However, due to the unprecedented world financial crisis,
which is having a tremendously negative effect on the tourism
industry, both regionally and globally, we have had no choice but
to streamline operations and trim expenditures.”

According to Sandals consultant John Cook, the Sandals brand
will be reducing its staff throughout the Caribbean.

The company is expected to lay off 1,200 to 1,400 employees
altogether from properties in Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, Turks
and Caicos and The Bahamas. F

Staff connected to an umbrella union called the Bahamas
Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union were concerned
that they were fired because of their connection with the organ-
isation, which they say is recognised by the Bahamian govern-
ment.

However, Mr Cook said the only union Sandals recognises is
the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union.

“We recognise the BHCAWU and for all intent and purposes,
our entire staff is covered under that umbrella. We recognise no
other union,” he said.

According to Mr Cook, workers were let go based on pro-
duction, attitude and behaviour across the board, based on their
employee files.

He said the resort is not expecting to conduct any further lay-
offs unless the economic situation becomes drastically worse.

According to him, hotel occupancy is expected to be down
about 35.to 38 per cent in January and February and around 45
per cent in March.

. These lay-offs follow almost 1,000 lay-offs from Atlantis and
around 18 from the British Colonial Hilton.

“CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2008

11:30 AM Speaker:
Senior Pastor Emeritus Rex Major
ae EVENING SERVICE





THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
svemeen P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
texwemea Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135

tame CHURCH SERVICES
SUNDAY,DECEMBER 14, 2008
m g THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT .

AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
11:00AM Rey. Mark Carey

ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH,
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rey. Dr. Laverne Lockhart

COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, ‘
Bernard Road
11:00AM ©

-CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Zion Boulevard

10:00AM

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,

East Shirley Street

11:00AM Rey. Charles New
7:00PM Rev. Charles New

GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
Queen’s College Campus
9:30AM Rey. James Neily/HC

ST. MICHAEL’S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00AM Connections-Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rey. Philip Stubbs

TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
Rev. William R. Higgs

KREKKKEKEREKEREREEKEK EERE EKER

RADIO PROGRAMMES

‘RENEWAL’ on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1

Your Host: Rey. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart
‘METHODIST MOMENTS’ on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart

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Pastor Henry Whyte

Mr. Henry Knowles

CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH - 25th
Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, DDecember 14,.
2008 at 10:30 am under the Theme: Standing On A
Firm Foundation at their Sanctuary on Zion Boulevard,
South Beach.



Grant 6 7 Wi Wesley. Methodist
(Baillou Hil Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046

The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley.org)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER | 4TH, 2008
7:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Ernest Miller
11:00 am: Sis. Nathaile Thompson/ Rev. Carla Culmer(B)
7:00 pm: Sis. Tezel Anderson/Board of Children,

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justice.
“That relative will think, he walking around —_up and threatened.
FROM page one —_|pufustrial agreement claim

employees will return to work
when business improves but ter-
mination is a repudiation of con-
tract, hence the relationship ends,"
he told the media at the House of
Labour yesterday, flanked by
members of the Unity Team and
the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Mr Bastian also claimed that
under the industrial rule of fair-
ness, where workers are to be
made, redundant by termination,
the rule of “last in, first out" applies
to remove bias or dislike from the
exercise.

If the Unity Team were in office,
with Mr Bastian at its helm, the
terminations would not have
occurred, it was said yesterday.

Some 800 workers were let go
from Atlantis in November, with
hotel executives blaming the eco-
nomic crisis for the redundancies.
Days later the Harborside at
Atlantis Resort’ terminated more
than 100 and the British Colonial
Hilton let go 18 of its workers.

Yesterday, some 150 workers
were let go from the Sandals
Resort on Cable Beach.

Mr Bastian claimed to have



knowledge that another 500 work-
ers will be let go from the hotel
sector in January. In light of this,
he called on the government, union
and the Christian Council to meet
“post haste" to combat the prob-
lem.

Recently, union president Roy
Colebrook was quoted in another
daily saying about 100 workers
have been called back to work by
Atlantis.

Yesterday, Mr Bastian chal-
lenged Mr Colebrook to disclose
the names of these employees.

Mr Bastian said the round of
terminations had lowered employ-
ee morale and confidence in the
union's president.

"The hotel workers in this coun-
try...their morale is at the lowest
ever, and the government who is
promoting service in this industry
should not allow this to take place
in the largest industry in the
Bahamas. The people who are
there cannot perform adequately
and properly with this threat hang-
ing over their head, because they
don't know (what) tomorrow will
bring forth."

-—Darold Miller Suing 17 hersons
FROM page one

female staffers at GEMs, the Southern Times, and The Tribune
Limited.

One of the arguments in the writ suggests that the seventh
defendant (Dr Thompson) conspired with the second defen-
dant through the 13th defendant to “slander” Mr Miller by
implying through “false psychological diagnoses” that he had sex-
ually abused three staff members at the GEMs radio and TV sta-
tion.

“The seventh defendant acted negligently and or intentional-
ly in mis-diagnosing the condition of the said tenth, ninth, and
eighth defendants, respectively, so as to cause the plaintiff to be
either convicted or criminally tainted or to get him out of the way
so that he could take over the plaintiff's slot as talk show host on
the first defendant’s radio station,” the document read.

In the writ, Mr Miller is seeking - among other things - damages
for breach of contract, loss of income, loss of talent fees, defama-

i’ ,tion of character, false imprisonment, stress, conspiracy to frame

the plaintiff on charges of having committed crimes of sexual
harassment, indecent assault and rape, malicious persecution, libel
and or slander, and any other relief that the courts may seem just
in the circumstances.

The named plaintiffs were esmmanded to respond to the writ
within 14 days of it being served. As of press time last night, The
Tribune was only aware of GEMs 105.9 being served.

Pregnant mother

FROM page one

but I don’t want her to help me

Atlantis and Harhorside staff

FROM page one

"We intend to go to the full extent of the law in terms of those
who have had these redundancy packages offered to them under
what we term to be extortionist rates," said Mr Thompson, who was
joined by about eight former employees, Mr Butler and attorney
Paul Moss.

He claimed that a number of persons had come forward claiming
their settlements were less than 30 per cent of what they were
entitled to recieve.

Mr Butler said over the past three weeks the lawyers had been
looking at individual cases to discern which employees had a case
ta. make. However, the group is hoping management will meet
with them to settle the matter.

"We are giving Starwood and its advisers an opportunity to call
us in and make good. We will provide them with copies of the
precedent and any other proof they would need. Their failure to
contact us will result in us moving full steam ahead and pulling out
all stops available to us in the law."

Last month, about 140 staff were let go from Harborside's sales,
marketing and administrative areas, days after the Atlantis Resort
and Casino - Harborside's joint venture partner - let go 800 employ-
ees.

A conciliation hearing before the Labour Board in reference
to the firings is scheduled for January 8, 2009, the lawyers said.







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because I am a woman and
that’s my responsibility,” said
Ms Thompson.

The hotel employed she and
her sister as kitchen staff. She
had. been employed there for
less than two years when her sis-
ter was fired.

She said things went downhill
for her at work after that.

“They just fired my sister the
early part of this year and ever
since I been having problems,”
she said.

“I didn’t come here to make
no friends, I came here to do

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my work and go home - my
friends are my children. At the
end of the day when my friends
leave me, my children won’t
leave me.”

According to her, she is going
to try to make the best of a bad
situation. But she is not, sure
what she will do in the new year.

She has aspirations of going
back to school, but her first pri-
ority is to her sons. “If they see
me like this they won’t be able
to focus, so I have to be strong
for them and be strong for my
unborn son,” said Ms Taylor.

Pastor:H. Mills

“Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are”
Pastor: H. Mills ¢ Phone: 393-0563 ¢ Box N-3622



Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: llam & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am

Prayer time: 6:30pm

Place:
The Madeira
Shopping Center

Rey. Dr. Franklin Knowles

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O Box EE-16807
dad number. 325-5712
AIL - lynnk@ batelnet.bs

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Prayer Time: 10:15am to 10:45am

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SPECIAL SERVICES
Candlelight - Dec. 21 @ 7pm
Christmas Vigil - Dec. 24 @ 11pm
Watchnight - Dec. 31 @ 11pm

Place:Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive
Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
PO. Box S$-5631

Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number; 324-2587

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© THE annual Junior Junkanoo parade rocked Bay Street with a sea of
colour, a mix of pulsating beats and lively dance moves.

Participants from 15 of the nation's schools competed for the coveted
title of Junior Junkanoo champions as thousands of spectators cheered
them on with thunderous excitement.

The results are as follows:

>> PRIMARY SCHOOL

Second place: REVERE ACADEMY °
First place: WOODCOCK PRIMARY

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Third place: KO NASH
Second place: AF ADDERLEY
First place: LW YOUNG



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Fourth. plae: CC SWEETING

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FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Mary
Triphemia
"Sister"
Collins, 71

a resident of Lewis
Street, will be held at
First Baptist Church,

~ Market & Coconut
Grove, on Monday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Earle Francis. Interment
follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, East Shirley
Street. .







She was survived by her children, Ronald

Kelly, Raymond Kelly, Mario Kelly,
Ruthmae McKenzie; her children in the
United States of America, Sandra Bell,
Bridgette Price, Cherie Collins, Princess
Joy Gibson, Steven Peterson; four brothers,
Vincent Sketta Collins, Ted Collins, Kermit

Collins, Colyn Collins; sister-in-law, Ruth
Collins, Ethell Collins of Jackson, Fl.; son-
in-law, John Smith of Abaco, Alvin Price
of Miami,Fl.; daugther-in-law, Lina Kelly,
Patricia Peterson of Jacksonville; numerous
nephews and nieces,grandchildren and
great-grandchildren and many other loving _ __. si a
family and friends including, cousin PN ae oe ae
Vandaline Johnson Aadeley. Batenan oo COLOMBIAN EMERALDS po
Bain,Sally Colebrooke, Lewis St. and Okra oe , POEMS . ‘ey .
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Friends may pay their last respects at
Demeritte’s Funeral Home, Market Street,

NASSAU: Rawson Squate, Bay Street, + 240 Bay Street
from 12 noon-6:00 p.m. on Sunday & on | . Atlantis, Beach Tower + Atlantis, Royal Towers + Marina Village at Aclancis

Monday from 9-11:00 a.m. & at the church |
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Roland Berzinsch v Igors Rausis,
Riga 1993, Latvia's former world
champion Mikhail Tal had died a
year earlier, so the tournament
celebrated his memory, Tal was
famous for his imaginative
tactical style, so naturally they
offered a special prize for the
best sacrificial finish. Today's
position won the award, but!
reckon it had Tal spinning in his
grave. His phenomenal vision
would have spotted White's
routine finish even in a blitz
game or a simultaneous display.
Looking for a chess book, set, or
computer?

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Chess solution 8434 : 1 Rxh5 gxh5 2 Qg5+ khB3
Ba?+ 8xq7 4 QxaS and Black resigned.

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words in there must be at least on:

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body of
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Good 13; very good 20;
excelent 26 (or more).
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35, M-ain-e 39, Rita

May (3)

ACROSS: 9, Meant-I-me 10, Two'too) 11, Attire’ 12, S-pre-ad 13,
Inten-d-s 14, Aunt 15, Bear with me 17, Off and on 18, Arrange

DOWN: 1, Deep regret 2, On-c-e 3, Fiddling 4, De-tight 5, Down

to earth 6, Bags of time 7, Strain 8, B-Ring o-ut 10, (bat) Title 16,
Re-aders 20, A-bout 22, Coup-Les 23, Devil of ajob 25, Least of all
26, Tidy income 28, In-action 31, Overtime 32, Incense 34, Sights

Friday's easy solutions

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ACROSS: 9, Anecdote 10, Sir 11, Ideals 12, Poseur 13, Rhubarb
14, Onyx 15, Scaredy-cat 17, Narrator 38, Carvers 19, Tofu 21,

DOWN: 1, Insouciant 2, Acre 3, Carridor 4, Derrick 5,
Dreadnought 6, Timber wolf 7, Fedora 8, Claymore 10,Spurt 16,
Riviera 20, Ounce 22, Abolish 23, Blunderbuss 25, Ineligible 26, /

Statuesque 28, Repartee 31, Dueilist 32, Spiders 34, Eloped 35, i
e.

Libra 39, Ache

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24 Injurious (7)
26 Shuts (6)
29 Afflict (3)

. 31 Reddish dye (5)
32 Generous (7)
34 Keyboard

instrument (5)
35 Belonging to us
3

19, Sag-a 21, Incite (in sight) 24, The sleep of the just 27, '-esta | Orated 24, The Mill on the Floss 27, Arcane 29, Need 30, Admiral 36 Glory (5)
29, lota 30, Collide 33, False-tto 35, Monkey suit 36, Stag (rev.) 37, | 33, Appetite 35, Leprechaun 36, Ergo 37, Imbibed 38, Liaise 40, 37 Plimsolls (5)
Fr-agile 38, Thri-c-e 40, Port-al(ley) 41, On-E 42, Sometime Cereal 41, Sea 42, Rush hour 38 Trivial (5)

17 Condescend (5)
19 Sure (7)

'2° Timepiece (5)
:21 Don (3,2)

- (23 Preclude (4,3)
“24 Funeral car (6)
25 Petty lie (3)
27 Slacken (3,2)

28 Pry (5)

30 Twists (5)
32 Ultimate (4)
33 Spirit (3)

It is sometimes said that members
of the fair sex are not aggressive
enough: in the bidding, but you'd
never prove it by this deal played in
the women’s world team champi-
onship back in 1960. The hand
occurred in the match between
Switzerland and Great Britain.

At the first table, the Swiss West
‘opened three hearts, and North over-
called with three notrump. As
played, somewhat peculiarly, by the
British pair, this bid was primarily
for takeout, asking South to bid her

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anaesthetic? (5) disturbing way (5)
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fitments (7) 9 At darts, not over a hundred (3) F amous H and
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21 Stares at pairs? (7) 17 Check out many a good plant (5) : ed Beas A943 she decided to show her extra values
# 4 22 A first-class railway is light (4) 19 A giant with roots in California ems ea ¥A92 by jumping to five diamonds. The
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doubt that this contract could be
made by doubling. This proved to be
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West collected 700 points when the
Swiss declarer went down four
(+800 in today’s scoring).

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on the deal, with all the players at
both tables bidding their hands to the
hilt — and then some. Let it not be
said that the ladies are in any way
lacking in fortitude!

Tomorrow: Preparing for the unexpected.
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13, 2008









Celtics beat
Wizards for
13th straight

victory...
See page 13






Events
on Tap

HERE’S a glance of
sporting events slated for
this week:







TOwAY

Softball

e 10 am - Baptist Sports
Council’s best-of-five
championship series at the
Banker’s Field, Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex -
Macedonia vs Golden
Gates (Co-ed); Macedonia
vs Temple Fellowship (17-
and-under); Transfigura-
tion vs Shaw AME Zion
(M).
e 11 am - Masters Soft-
ball League triple header
at the Archdeacon William
Thompson Softball Park at
the Southern Recreation _
Grounds - Augusta Street
Bulls vs St. Agnes Lions,
followed by Alco Raiders
vs Andeaus Insurance
Brokers, followed by Six
Pack Abs vs Miller Lite
Royals.

Football
e 1:30 pm - Common-
wealth American Football
League’s action at the DW
Davis playing field.

_ Basketball
e 9 am - Cybots Basket-
ball Club Primary Youth
‘Community Development
Programme double elimi-
nation basketball tourna-
ment at the CI Gibson
Gymnasium.

e 2 pm - College of the

_ Bahamas hosting Savan-
nah College Arts and
Designs at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium with
the ladies’ game, followed
by the men.

e 7 pm - New Provi-
dence Basketball Associ-
ation’s double header at
the CI Gibson Gymnasi-
um -.Coca-Cola Explorers:
vs Southwest Printing Fal-
cons, followed by Y-Care
Wreckers vs __ Police
Crimestoppers.

e 7:30 pm - New Provi-
dence Women’s Basketball
Association’s double head-
er at the DW Davis Gym-
nasium - Sunshine Auto
Cheetahs vs Johnson’s
Lady fruckers, followed
by Junior All-Stars vs
Bommer George Lady

Angels.

SUNDAY
Football

¢ 1:30 pm - Common-
wealth American Football
League’s action at the DW
Davis playing field.





























































Soccer

1:30 pm - Bahamas
Football Association’s
double header at the
National Development
Center - Sharks FC vs
Caledonia FC, followed by
Cavalier FC vs Baha
Juniors FC.

~ Softball

¢ 2 pm - Masters Soft-
ball League’s action at the
Archdeacon William
Thompson Softball Park at
the Southern Recreation
Grounds - Michelite Stro-
kers vs Bamboo Shack
Bulls.




















NOTE: Sporting Organsa-
tions are invited to submit
information on their sporting
leagues to:
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
or bstubbo@yahoo.com,
or fax 328-2398, for
publication in The Tribune

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Top bodybuilders awarded

FAYE Rolle...



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» Asland..

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

s the year starts to wind
down, accolades for the
2008 Athletes of the Year
in respect of the various
sports are beginning to be revealed.

The first to make their announce-
ment is the Bahamas Bodybuilding
and Fitness Federation, whose presi-
dent Danny Sumner said they had an
extremely successful year which includ-
ed the hosting of ‘the 36th Central
American and Caribbean Champi-
onships in September.

The federation’s awardees are fit-
ness competitors Teshell Mackey and
Jan Johnson, female bodybuilder Faye
Rolle, male bodybuilders James Dar-
ling, Paul Wilson and Lynden Fowler
and executive Omar Daly.

“As president, this was a very chal-
lenging year for me, the most chal-
lenging and most eventful,” Sumner
stated. “To top it off, it was very event-
ful.

“We had all of our events this year
and they were all successful. We had
the Novice in the High Schools, the
Nationals, Grand Bahama had their
tournament and we also had the CAC,
which we are still getting a lot of praise
for what they are calling the best ever.”

If there was any major disappoint-
ment, Sumner said it would be the lack
of corporate sponsorship, which he
said is now trickling down to culture
events like junkanoo.

“It’s a dilemma that will be around
for a long time. That was why I called

‘for the implementation of the nation-

al lottery many times,” Sumner
stressed.

“But my call for the national lottery
was not just for sports, but for youth,
education and culture. I think we need —
the national lottery to supplement the
demands for all of the events that are

“currently going on in our country.”

Sumner reiterated that government
needs to take a serious look at the
implementation of the lottery, which
will go a long way in helping the coun-
try get through the tough economic
recession. ;

There was a lot of progression on
the part of the athletes who were nom-

‘inated for the various awards by the

federation. ;

In the fitness category, Teshell
Mackey beat out Lakeisha Miller for
the Fitness of the Year award. Both
competitors, according to Sumner, did
body fitness for the first time after
transferring from bodybuilding.

In the Body Fitness category, the
nominees were Dominique Wilkinson
from Grand Bahama, CJ Hilton and
Jan Johnson, formerly from Grand
Bahama.

In the end, Johnson was named the
Body Fitness Athlete of the Year, who
according to Sumner, had a great year,
winning a title in Australia, in Grand
Bahama, at the Nationals, the Antilles
and was fourth in her category in the
CAC.

“She did a little more than the other
body fitness competitors,” said Sumn-
er. “But CJ and Dominique performed
very well this year, so we want to con-
gratulate them as well.”

In the women’s bodybuilding, Sum-
ner said Faye Rolle was the unani-
mous. winner.

Rolle was the national champion
and she teamed up with Raymond
Tucker to win the silver medal in the
Mixed Pairs at the CAC Champi-
onships.

“She demonstrated in her short term
in bodybuilding that she has made a lot
of stride from the first day she came
in,” Sumner said. “She should be a
very dominant competitor, taking over
from Maxine Darville and Gena Mack-
ey.”

Three names were nominated’ for
the Male Body of the Year. They were
lightweight Paul Wilson, middleweight
James Darling and heavyweight Aaron
Green.

At the end of the voting, Darling
retained his title. Darling not only won
the national title, but he also clinched

’ the gold in his category in CAC.

“Paul, Jay and Aaron all performed
very good this year,” Sumner said.

Wilson was named the Most
Improved Male Bodybuilder after he
dethroned Lionel ‘Ian’ Williams as the
top lightweight competitor this year.

The Paul Wong award, presented to
the athlete who demonstrated good
sportsmanship, was Lynden Fowler,

‘who edged out Omar Daley of Long

Â¥



Daley, however, was awarded the
Executive of the Year award. He won
over Grand Bahamian Trevor Bethel.
Daley was credited for personally
sponsoring six competitors from Long
Island to compete in the Novice Cham-
pionships.



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silver behind the United States at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008... —

‘Red carpet’
for Chris
Bay’ Brown

ELEUTHERA residents are
expected to roll out the red car-
pet today as they welcome
home their native son,
Olympian Chris ‘Bay’ Brown.

A motorcade is scheduled to
go through the streets of the
island as the natives celebrate
Brown’s achievement at the
2008 Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China, in August.

Brown, a native of Green

Castle, just missed out on win-
ning a medal in the men’s
400m at the Bird’s Nest when
American David Neville dove

across the finish line for the -
bronze. Brown had to settle for
fourth. .

However, Brown anchored

‘the men’s 4 x 400m relay team

to win the silver behind the US. -
Other members of the Bahami-
an team were Andretti Bain,
Michael Mathieu, Andrae
Williams, Avard Moncur and
Ramon Miller.

It will be a double celebra-
tion for the island as they will
get a chance to greet Brown
for the first time since he got
married in October.

NPBFA to be

formed in ‘09

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

IN the new year, the
Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fit-
ness Federation hopes to wel-
come a New Providence Body-
building and Fitness Associa-
tion,

Federation president Danny
Sumner said that the formation
of the new association will
allow the BBFF to function
with four affiliated bodies.

The NPBFA is expected to
join the Grand Bahama, Long
Island and Abaco associations,
according to Sumner, who indi-
cated that they were hoping to
have the new association estab-
lished “for quite some time.”

Basketball
tourney is
underway

ONE of the biggest basket-
ball tournaments in the coun-
try, the annual Catholic High
Invitational Basketball Tour-
nament, is currently underway
at the Jack Hayward Gymnasi-
um in Grand Bahama.

Results of Thursday’s games
(day two) are as follows:

CC Sweeting Cobras nipped
the Catholic High Crusaders 38-
36, Eight Mile Rock Bluejays
knocked off the Sunland
Lutheran Stingers 45-37;

* Church of God Flames were too

hot for the RM Bailey Pacers
to handle in a 58-48 decision;
St John’s Giants stomped St
George’s Jaguars 59-53; Taber-
nacle Falcons blasted CC
Sweeting 55-37; Church of God
won 54-51 over Catholic High
and RM Bailey over Bishop
Michael Eldon Warriors 50-45.

Action will continue 10 am
today.



“We have been in discussions
‘with persons in New Provi-
dence for quite some time |
about the formation of the asso-
ciation,” Sumner pointed out.

“We have tried at various —
times to get the association off °
the ground, but we were not
able to do so until now. We
have had talks with a number ~
of persons and they have
agreed to spearhead the asso-
ciation.” :

Aaron Green, according to

- Sumner, has been tipped to act

as the initial chairman of the
new association, which will be
responsible for hosting their
own bodybuilding an“ fitness
championships.

Sumner said that wil!’ enable
the federation to concentrate
on the National Championships
that is usually held in July and’
on the national teams that the
bodybuilders will be on.

“We Grand Bahama, Abaco
and: Long Island having their
own associations, we only feel
that it is fitting for Néw Provi-
dence to have its own as well,”
Sumner stated.

“We have a steering com-
mittee that is currently work-
ing on putting everything in
place. Hopefully by the begin-
ning of the year, the associa-
tion will be officially launched.”

Bodybuilding is one of the
two major sporting bodies that
have the federation carrying
out the function of the associa-
tion in New Providence.

The other is the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Asso-
ciations, which is also in the
process of forming a New Prov-
idence Amateur Athletic Asso-
ciation.

Sumner said they are so
pleased to note that they are
very close to having the New
Providence association formed
so that the proper emphasis will
be placed on the local athletes.

The federation, according to
Sumner, has its own mandate
to carry out and therefore
should not be running the
affairs of a local association.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereb

given that LUCKSON ANASTOL

AMY of KEY WEST STREET, 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 an

reason why registration/ naturalization

should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight

days from

the 6TH day

of DECEMBER 2008

to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau,



Bahamas.



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Celtics beat Wizards for 15th straight win

Bobcats
sign
Howard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
— The Charlotte Bobcats have
signed Juwan Howard three
days after reaching an agree-
ment with the veteran forward.

The move on Friday comes
as new Bobcats Boris Diaw,
Raja Bell and Sean Singletary
reported to the team for physi-
cals. They were’ acquired
Wednesday in a trade that sent
top scorer Jason Richardson
and forward Jared Dudley to
Phoenix

The bobcats waived little-
used forward Dwayne Jones to
make room on the roster for
the four new players.

Howard. had been without a
job since being released by
Denver after the Allen Iverson
trade las: month. A former All-
Star in his 15th season,
Howard's numbers have
declined in the past few seasons.

He averaged 1.1 points in 50
games with Dallas last season.

NBA Today

ll By The Associated Press
SCOREBOARD ?

Saturday, December 13

Detroit at Charlotte (7 pm
EST). Raja Bell, Boris Diaw
and Sean Singletary are expect-
ed to make their Charlotte
debuts. The Phoenix Suns sent
Bell, Diaw and Singletary to the
Bobcats on Wednesday for
Jason Richardson, Jared Dud-
ley and a 2010 second-round
draft pick.

STARS

Thursday

— Dirk Nowitzki and Jason
Terry, Mavericks. Nowitzki hit a
key 3-pointer with less than 30
seconds..to, play,.and finished
with: nts



tory over Charlotte.

— Mehmet Okur, Jazz,
scored 21 of his 27 points in the
first half and added 10 rebounds
in Utah's 97-88 victory over
Portland.

— Ray Allen and Paul Pierce,
Celtics, scored 22 points apiece
in Boston's 13th straight victory,
122-88 over Washington:

STAR VOTING

Orlando center Dwight |

Howard led early balloting for
the February 15 NBA All-Star
game in Phoenix with 775,933
votes. Kobe Bryant was second
with 7° ),252, followed by
LeBron James with 643,786,
according to returns released
by the league.

STATUS

New York guard Cuttino
Mobley retired. because of a
heart disease that he said has
gotten worse. Acquired last
month from the Los Angeles
Clippers, Mobley never played
for the Knicks after his physical
exam and subsequent visits with
specialists showed his condition
was worse than previously
thought.

STATS

Charlotte's Emeka Okafor
had a season-high 27 points and
17 rebounds in the Bobcats' 95-
90 loss in Dallas. Dallas is 10-0
against Charlotte.

SIDELINED

Houston forward Ron Artest
will sit out the next two games
because of a sprained right
ankle. Cleveland center
_ Zydrunas Ilgauskas will miss at

-least two games because of a
sprained left ankle. ... Okla-
homa City forward Chris
Wilcox will be sidelined 10 to
14 days after dislocating his left
ring finger.

SPEAKING
. "I've been a big fan of histo-
ry. To establish ourselves in that
history that's so enriched with
culture and prestige and tradi-
tion is a great thing."

— Boston's Kevin Garnett
after the Celtics beat Washing-
ton 122-88 on Thursday night
for their 13th straight victory
and a franchise-best 21-2 start.

ym eect st
behind the news,

read Insight
on Mondays



-23-poipts. and. Terry. had...
26 points ist Dallas' 95-90 vic-

@ By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Sports Writer



WASHINGTON (AP) —
This season's Boston Celtics led
by Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce
and Ray Allen are 21-2, the best
start in the storied franchise's
history.

Better than any Celtics team
led by Bill Russell or Larry
Bird,

Better than any Celtics team
coached by Red Auerbach.

Still, that doesn't necessarily
mean the current group thinks
it's any better than the team
that won the most recent NBA
championship.

And it certainly doesn't mean
they're above looking for a little
extra motivation here and
there, even when it comes to
playing the worst-in-the-East
Washington Wizards:

After all, not only did Wash-
ington win three of four games
against Boston last season, but
Celtics coach Doc Rivers over-

heard his players chatting
before Thursday night's 122-88
victory about something a
member of the Wizards had
said.

"It doesn't take them much. I
swear they, like, search the
newspapers to find something,"
Rivers said. "I didn't need to
give a rah-rah speech."

Not with this roster.

Allen and Pierce scored 22
points apiece, Garnett had 11
points, 12 rebounds and seven
assists, and seven Celtics scored
in double-figures in the team's
13th consecutive victory. It's
Boston's longest winning streak
since a 14-game run in 1985-86.

"We came in here with a little

something on our shoulder, .

too," said Garnett, who sat out
the fourth quarter to rest up for
Friday's home game against
Chris Paul and Southwest Divi-
sion-leading New Orleans. "To
be. honest, Washington have
played us probably the best of
any of the teams in the league.

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Williams (2) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game...

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at least two games
with sprained ankle

They've got a little swag with
them, so tonight, there really
wasn't much to be said."

Caron Butler scored 19
points for the Wizards, who
matched their franchise's slow-
est start by dropping to 4-16 for
the first time since the 1966-67
Baltimore Bullets.

"You saw the best team in
the. league," Wizards interim
coach Ed Tapscott said. "And
in case you weren't watching,
it wasn't us. It wasthem."

In the only other NBA games
Thursday night, Dallas beat

_ Charlotte 95-90, and Utah beat

Portland 97-88.

The Wizards led 12-11 about
4 minutes in on a 9-foot floater
by Antawn Jamison.

That's when Allen — and
Boston — got in gear. He com-
pleted a four-point play to start

a 19-5 run, putting the Celtics .

ahead 30-17 with about 2? min-

utes left in the first quarter.
Allen scored 13 points in the

first quarter with four 3s, com-

- bining with Pierce's 10 points

to outscore the Wizards all by

themselves. The period ended -

with the Celtics ahead 36-21.
Washington never got closer
than 10 the rest of the way.
"They punched us in the
mouth," Tapscott said. "It's like
Mike Tyson says, ‘Everybody's
got a plan, until they get
punched in the mouth. Then
you'll find out if the plan holds
or not.' They punched us in the

. mouth, and our plan didn't
hold. So we've got to strength-

en our plan."

And as for the Celtics' plan?
How does it compare to a year
ago?

"We're winning games, but I
don't know if we're better,"
Rivers said. "Matter of fact, I
would say we're not yet."

Pierce, who contributed eight
assists and six rebounds and
went 12-for-12 on free throws,
isn't quite ready to make the
comparison.

"We don't know yet. That
question is yet to be found out,"
he said. "It's just only a quarter
of the season over with. Ask
me April 18, and I'll give you a
better answer."

That, of course, is the day the
playoffs begin.

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a key 3-pointer with less than 30
seconds to play and finished
with 23 points to help Dallas
beat trade-depleted Charlotte.

Jason Terry had 26 points for
the Mavericks, who are 10-0
against the Bobcats.

Emeka Okafor had a season-
high 27 points and 17 rebounds
for Charlotte.

The Bobcats were short-
handed after the trade Wednes-
day that sent Jason Richardson,
Jared Dudley and a 2010 sec-
ond-round draft pick to the
Phoenix Suns for Raja Bell,
Boris Diaw and Sean Single-







CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas
is expected to miss at least two games after spraining his left
ankle in a win at Philadelphia on Wednesday, the second sig-
nificant Cleveland player to go down with an injury this week.

Ilgauskas rolled his ankle when he tried to block former
teammate Donyell Marshall's shot in the fourth quarter and
came down on the foot of the 76ers forward. The 7-foot-3
Ilgauskas, who had reconstructive surgery on his left foot a few
years back, was able to limp to the locker room without assis-
tance.

X-rays taken on Ilgauskas' ankle were negative, but the
Cavaliers, who have won 10 straight games and are 18-1 since
Nov. 3, said he will sit out Friday's home game against Philadel-
phia. The team called it a moderate sprain but did not provide
a timetable on Ilgauskas' return in its statement and said his
status will be "updated as appropriate."

General manager Danny Ferry believes Ilgauskas will also
miss Cleveland's game on Saturday in Atlanta, the first stop on
a four-game road trip.

Ilgauskas' injury came one game after reserve guard Daniel
Gibson was lost for two weeks when he sprained a big toe ina
win over Toronto.

Without Ilgauskas, the Cavs' leading rebounder at 7.6 per
game, coach Mike Brown will have to juggle his starting line-
up as well as the minutes for his reserves.

Anderson Varejao could take Ilgauskas' place in the start-
ing lineup, but that would mean he would be playing alongside
Ben Wallace. Neither big man is known for their offensive

skills, so Brown may opt to move LeBron James from small °

forward to power forward and'start Wally Szczerbiak up front
with Wallace.

Ilgauskas has been playing some of the best ball of his
career this season. He's averaging 14.8 points and became
Cleveland's career rebounding leader in the win over the
Raptors.



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Bahamas, celebrated his 50th birthday
Mardi Gras style on Friday, November
21.

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ly, friends, patients, colleagues and
political personalities. Among those
who spoke at the event were United
States Ambassador Ned Siegel, Bishop
Neil Ellis and Rev Terrance G Morri-
son. The master of ceremonies for the
bash was Ed Fields, senior vice-presi-
dent of in charge of public affairs at
Atlantis.

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nis Dean, live music by Visage, a fire
dance performance by Angelique of
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an exercise many workers said
they did not see coming.

Laid-off staff poured out of the
resort’s employee entrance hold-
ing white envelopes containing
their final pay cheques.

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were to be laid-off.

Lynette ‘Taylor, a chef super-

AT THE Sandals press conference
yesterday are (from left):

Don Cook, Sandals consultant;
Michael James, Sandals general
manager and Steven Hector,
Sandals group international
public relations manager.

visor and a gold medal winning
chef at the resort, was a Sandals
employee for 12 years.

She said management was not
sympathetic to staff during the
meeting and that the general

SEE page six

Atlantis and Harborside staff plan to
take legal action against employers

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

A GROUP of former Atlantis and Harborside workers plan to
‘take legal action against their employers for alleged discrepancies in
their severance packages unless management agrees to an out-of-
court settlement.

According to attorneys Fayne Thompson and Craig Butler, a group
of about 25 former workers from both resorts is expected to file action
in the Supreme Court next week over what they term inaccurate cal-

culations in their severance pay.

SEE page six

Darold Miller suing 17
persons for list of damages

POPULAR radio
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Miller has issued a |
lawsuit through his
attorney, Godfrey }
‘Pro’ Pinder, suing
some 17 persons or
entities for a list of
damages, including
loss of income, false
imprisonment, stress,
and conspiracy to
frame him on charges of pos-
session of dangerous drugs.

GEMS 105.9 FM’s co-own-
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Cyprianna McWeeney, are

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%) along with their com-
i pany, Bartlett-
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nications Limited in
the writ.

Also named was
Sean McWeeney
} (partner of Graham
Thompson and Co),
Dr Wayne Thomp-
son, the Commis-
sioner of Police, the Attorney
General’s Office, two officers
from the Detective Unit, four

SEE page six

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who lost their jobs.

Pregnant mother of three in
tears after Sandals layoffs



Tribune Staff Reporter

A SIX months pregnant
woman walked out of the San-
dals Royal Bahamian Resort
and Spa yesterday in tears.

Takera Thompson, 26, was
one of 150 employees of San-
dals. who had just lost their jobs.

Wiping a stream of tears from
her face, Ms Thompson said:
“Now I have to explain to my
three children that [Tam not
working.”

She is the mother of three
boys with another child on the
way. Losing her job has put her
in a position of uncertainty.

According to her, at this stage



in her pregnancy she would not
be able to find another job, but
still she has many financial
obligations.

“T have two children who go
to private school and that’s $600
a month,” she said.

“T have to pay - their daddy
don’t take care of them and I
have a son who is in grade four.
I have a car, J have a loan to
pay - who’s gonna pay that for
me?”

She said though she lives with
her mother, she is reluctant to
ask her for help because she ts
nota child anymore.

“My mother could help me

SEE page six







the period where “it

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‘Christie: PLP



as to arrange

leadership
succession

FOLLOWING the
party’s final unsuc-
cessful election court
challenge, former
Prime Minister Perry
Christie has admitted
that the PLP is now in

has to arrange a suc-
cession in terms of
leadership”.

For those interested
in politics, Mr Christie
said there are
“tremendous opportu-
nities” for them if they
joined the PLP as the party ris
actively looking “for new candi-
dates to come in”.

“For me as leader, my legacy
must include ensuring orderly
succession. So it’s a long time now
until the next election, but also
it’s a short time and so-work must

commence immediately and so ~

you will find as we begin the new
year, that there will be new levels
of energy on all our parts to
ensure that we remain in the fore-
front of politics in the Bahamas
and as a very viable alternative
to the Free National Movement.

“In the meantime, however,”
he said, “we must all work togeth-
er to ensure that our country
overcomes the present challenges



that we are faced
with.”
With regard to the
loss of Pleasant
Bridgewater’s chal-
lenge for the Marco
City seat, Mr Christie
said he was “disap-
pointed” but still
emboldened by the
fact that the result still
demonstrated that the
country was “very
evenly divided”.
“And so the results
“= show that Marco City
was won by 27 votes...and if you
look at the four or five seats that
the government won with less
than 60 votes then you can see
how evenly divided the country is
and how, with the slightest swing,
and that swing is already in
process now, that governments
can change in the Bahamas.
“And so really, the cost aside,
because the costs are obviously
formidable that have been award-
ed, it is a demonstration of how
evenly divided the country is and
quite frankly that we have to work
at ensuring that our parliamentary
democracy minimises the oppor-
tunities for people to take advan-
tage of the system by voting in
areas that they should not vote.”

Claim that union officers,
hotel employers ‘breached’
industrial agreement

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



SOME members of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers
Union (BHCAWU) condemned union officers and hotel employers for
allegedly "breaching" their industrial agreement. ,

"The Unity Team", led by former union president Thomas Bastian,
claimed that more than 1,000 workers were terminated and not laid off.

He claimed the terminations violated the union's industrial agree-

ment, which allows for "natural justice"

and a "right to proper notice to

terminate the contract of employment".
According to Mr Bastian, under the industrial act the union should

demand from employers a listing of all names and classifications, meet and
discuss with the executive board, and put to membership the board's con-

clusion before discussions can take place between employers and the

union to find the best solution.

Mr Bastian added that this process prevents employers from termi-
nating workers instead of laying them off.

"When anemployee is laid off by definition and practice those employ-
ees who are laid off contracts of employment will continue to exist and

INTE a a iS: Qe y

SEE page six

More than 15,000 students
‘involved in local gangs’

@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

MORE than 15,000 school stu-
dents are estimated to be
involved in local gangs with some
members as young as cight years
old, according to an anti-gang
activist.

Founder and president of the
Youth Against Violence organi-
sation Carlos Reid told The Tri-
bune yesterday that he estimates
there are 54 gangs active in the
Bahamas and that many students
in senior, junior and primary
schools are involved.

Mr Reid claimed the reported



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He said there are as many as
four major gangs at the school
which include both boys and girls.

Although many groups collide
on the school’s campus, the area
of Ponciana Avenue, which is
used by many students, has
become known as “The Gaza
Strip.”

“There is the Zoe Pound,
Nike, Gun Dogs, and the Pond
Boys. A lot of these young boys

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ACTING Assistant Commissioner

of Police Hulan Hanna

US Embassy regional secu-
rity officer Albert De Jong
said: “The Bahamian police
force and Bahamas govern-
ment recognise that terrorism
is a global threat and we have
to be prepared for it.

“One of the things we are
hoping to do through courses
like this, is to build the capac-
ity for the Bahamian police
force to be able to design and
implement training to inter-
national standards so they can
train people here and in other
countries. And they can tai-
lor their training to their.own
unique circumstances.”

The US government have
provided ATA training cours-
es in 70 to 80 thousand places
around the world, cultivating
an international language to
communicate methods and
means to fight international

threats.

Mr De Jong said: “It teach-
es how we think about it and
gives you some different ideas
about how you can think
about it, look at how you train
your people right now, and
how you might adapt your
training methods to meet new
threats.” :

Acting Assistant Commis-

_ sioner of Police Hulan Han-

na said the Bahamas needs to
toughen up its image as a soft
target by keeping up with
international terror fighting
trends.

The Bahamas’ unique chal-
lenges consist of protecting
ocean borders and having suf-
ficient security at internation-
al airports welcoming tourists
from all over the world, Mr |
Hanna said.

He added: “Through our
international policing links we
are able to exchange informa-
tion and receive information
when things or people are
likely to be high risk.”

Local terrorism, however, is
not a major threat, Mr Hanna
said.

He said: “Terrorism is an
ideology, and people here are
open to ideologies as much as
others are. But we have a
credible information network
here and a very oral society.

“Generally Bahamians are
not good at keeping secrets so
some way or another it gets
out.

“We also try to encourage

‘Bahamians to have a love for

country and think in terms of
national security and national
safety to get on the right
track.”

Two in hospital after
separate knife attacks

TWO persons are in hospital, one fighting for his life, after two

separate knife attacks.

A 21-year-old man of Turnquest Alley is in critical condition in
hospital after being stabbed in his stomach in the early hours of yes-

terday morning.

The victim was at his home at 1:40am when he heard sounds out-
side the house. He observed two men attempting to steal a motor-

bike.

The men confronted the Turnquest Alley resident and a relative
of his, which resulted in the 21-year-old man receiving a stab

wound to the stomach.

Another man, who police want to question in connection with the
attempted robbery, was stabbed in the shoulder and is currently
being detained under police watch. Another suspect is still at large

and is being actively sought.

Just a few hours before this incident, shortly after 10pm, a 16-
year-old boy was with a male friend when a group of young men ran

in their direction.

The juvenile was stabbed in the left side of his chest by a mem-
ber of the group. He was taken to hospital where his condition is

_ listed as stable.

No arrests have beén made in connection with this incident.



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Boy, 14, is convicted
On Weapons antl
ammunitions charge

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was
yesterday ordered to spend six :
months in the Simpson Penn :
Centre for boys after he was con-
victed on a weapons and ammu- }

nitions charge.

The juvenile, arésident of Ida :
Street, was arraigned before Mag- :
istrate Carolita Bethel along with :
Samantha Morley, 35, Deon :
Rolle, 33, and a 16-year-old boy :
on Tuesday, charged with pos- ;
session of an unlicensed black :
and brown Ruger Magnum .357 :
revolver as well as possession of :
eight rounds of .357 ammunition. :

The juvenile pleaded guilty to :
the charges at his arraignment. :
Yesterday, the teenager returned :
to Court 8 and Magistrate Bethel :
ordered that he serve six months :
in the Simpson Penn Centre for :
boys. The other defendants were :
each granted bail in the sum of :
$10,000. The case was adjourned ;

to January 12, 2009.

HA MAN and a 14-year-old :
boy will remain on remand at Her :
Majesty’s Prison while prosecu- :
tors inquire after the status of a :
man they are accused of attempt- :

ing to kill.

Jeffrey Holbert, 22, of Blue :
Hills Estates, and a 14-year-old :
boy of Blue Hills are charged in :
the attempted murder of Terry :
Fernander on Sunday, Decem- i

ber 6.

in Court 8, Bank Lane.

The accused returned to court :
yesterday for a bail hearing, but :
were further remanded after the :
prosecutor, Inspector Ercell i
Dorsette, informed the court that ;
the prosecution needs to deter- }

mine the complainant’s status.

According to police, the vic- :
tim was taken to hospital after :
being stabbed twice in the back. :
The victim’s lungs reportedly col- :

lapsed due to the injuries.

MH TWO men were granted bail :
in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday :
on a marijuana possession charge. :

Jonell Pierre, 24, and Kennuth :
Cummings, 19, are charged with :
possession of 24 grammes of mar- :
ijuana with the intent to supply. It
is alleged that the men were :
found in possession of the drugs :
on Wednesday, December 3. :
Both men were arraigned on the :
charge before Magistrate Caroli- :

ta Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane,

on December 5. They both plead- :
ed not guilty to the charge and }
were each granted bail yesterday :

in the sum of $7,500.










LOCAL NEWS

“Pleasant Bridgewater ‘could be over $1m
er election court loss

out of pocket’

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

SENATOR Pleasant Bridge-
water may end up over a mil-
lion dollars out of pocket fol-
lowing her unsuccessful chal-
lenge of Zhivargo Laimg’s vic-
tory in the Marco City con-
stituency, The Tribune has
learned.

The court has so far ordered
Ms Bridgewater, who initiated
the challenge to Mr Laing’s

electoral victory, to paythe as.

yet undetermined costs in the
case, which concluded on Thurs-
day.

Attorney for Mr Laing, Fred
Smith of the law firm Callen-
dars and Co, told The Tribune
yesterday that Ms Bridgewater
will not automatically have to
pay what is likely to be a “very
substantial” bill, as it is subject
to review and appeal if she
chooses.

The total cost for the chal-
lenge will be inflated by the



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numerous delays in the adjudi-
cation process, and will include
the payment of investigators,
airfares and hotel stays for wit-
nesses flown to Nassau from
Grand Bahama.

Mr Smith said: “There’s a
process of review that,goes on
and that can be quite a long
laborious process. It’s like a
mini trial in itself. We prepare
the bill, the court reviews it and



Panenet Laing

has a hearing and determines
what costs are or are not rea-
sonable and gives a certificate
and she (Ms Bridgewater) has
the right to have (the certifi-
cate) reviewed by a judge in the
Supreme Court, and if she’s still
not happy with the result either
party can still take that amount
to the Court of Appeal.”

He said the figure will be “no
mean sum” because the case



On Tuesday the two accused
pleaded not guilty to the charge :
before Magistrate Carolita Bethel :



Call for regional solidarity
strategy for the Caribbean

REGIONAL solidarity is the only possible strat-
egy for the Caribbean in these unstable times, a
representative of a Cuban international friendship
group says.

Yamil Martinez Marrero, of the Cuban Institute
of Friendship with the People (ICAP), will be in
the Bahamas until December 18.

ICAP is a non-governmental organisation which
promotes solidarity with Cuba around the world,
and Mr Martinez is hoping to meet as many Bahami-
ans as possible who are interested in his country’s
revolution and want to learn more about it.

“My intention is to look for ways to strengthen the
interaction between our two people,” he told The
Tribune yesterday.

Mr Martinez explained that ICAP has more than
2,000 friendship groups in 142 countries, including
the United States. He pointed out that this number
is not far short of the membership of the United
Nations, “so that means a great deal of solidarity
with Cuba.” |

He said ICAP was created in 1960, just a year
after the revolution, because of the growing interest
in the new social structure developing in Cuba.

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what was happening in Cuba, the reality of the
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them the consequences of the US embargo against
Cuba.

Asked why regional solidarity is important at this
time, Mr Martinez said: “There is a world econom-
ic crisis, and the poor countries are the ones who are
going to suffer the most. In order to lessen the effect,
we have to be integrated, to share and to find com-
mon solutions to ‘these problems. We are pretty
sure that we can do that, we must do that.”

He noted that poor countries did not create the
situation they find themselves in, which was imposed

- upon them by the bad decisions of others.

Today at 3pm, Mr Martinez will he hosting a
screening of the film KAMGAMBA at the Michael

Eldon Building at the College of Bahamas.

He described the film as a war story about the
Cuban-soldiérs who fought to help liberate several
African nations.

It centres on the 1983 battle of Cangamba, a town
in central Angola.

Mr Martinez noted that the film, which was
released earlier this year, is a 100 per cent Cuban
production.

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itself has gone on for over a year
and there has been ten months
of trial work.

Attorneys initially sought to
have the case moved from Nas-
sau to Freeport in order to
reduce the expense involved,
but this request was denied by
presiding Justices Anita Allen
and Jon Isaacs at the end of
March.

‘Ms Bridgewater challenged
the Grand Bahama constituency
election victory by Mr Laing,
who has served as Minister of
State for Finance since the May
2007 election.

Some 73 votes cast in the con-
stituency were ultimately con-
tested by Ms Bridgewater and
22 by Mr Lang.

After reviewing the evidence
regarding each of the contested
votes, the judges said that 57 of
the total 95 votes would be scru-
tinised on Thursday morning.

With these 57 votes thrown
out, it emerged that Mr Laing -
who originally won the seat by
47 votes - remained the victor
by a margin of 27 votes.

Speaking with another local
daily on Thursday, Ms Bridge-
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described as antiquated.

The case was the last of the
election court challenges, with
the first - that by Senator
Allyson Maynard Gibson of
Byran Woodside’s win in the
Pinewood constituency - alse
ending with the incumbent FNM
MP keeping his seat.

The PLP had also indicated
an intention to contest the out-
come in the Blue Hills con-
stituency, where Sidney Collie
won for the FNM.

However, former MP Leslie
Miller said he had no interest
in challenging the outcome as
elections were “won and lost in
the polling booth” and he did
not wish to expend his own
funds on the matter.

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Ms Bridgewater seeking a com-
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GOP: Focus on solutions first, ideology second

WASHINGTON — Following the last two
election cycles, a debate now rages about how
to extract the Republican Party from the polit-
ical ditch. Some argue the GOP lost its way by
abandoning conservative principles. Profligate
spending and too much big government are
the culprits, they say.

Others blame corruption. Sex and lobbying
scandals turned off voters, transforming the
party from reformers to hypocrites.

Or maybe the electorate changed? The par-
ty needs to attract more swing voters by shift-
ing to the centre — capturing the 35 per cent of
self-identified conservatives is a necessary, but
not sufficient, condition for winning majori-
ties in the future.

All are partially right. But as Karl Rove
wrote in Newsweek recently, this debate looks
like a “pundit-driven shoutfest . . . that presents
a sterile and unnecessary choice.” And the
conflict-driven media only amplifies the alleged
intra-party war.

I’d argue there is more consensus'than
schism. The real problem may not be the direc-
tion of the party, but the quality of its ideas and
the style of its language. Many Republican
leaders are now coalescing around this theme.
But the details — and how to apply a solu-

tions narrative to federal programmes — ‘

require more development.

True, fresh position papers or new slogans
alone will not heal the GOP. Elections are
won through a mix of messages, messengers
and money. Successful campaigns also deploy
superior tactics — like using technology to
advance candidates, mobilize supporters and
raise resources. Activists such as Patrick Ruffi-
ni, who began RebuildTheParty.com, are on
the right track when it comes to technology

_ and activist journalism.

Let me focus on one recommended change:
messaging — the narrative and ideas that
inspire winning campaigns and political parties.

- Developing new ideas and more effective ways °

to talk about them — not changing ideology —
is part of the solution for the GOP.

Some worry this approach is unprincipled
pragmatism in disguise. Former White House
aide Peter Wehner wrote in Commentary Mag-
azine recently that deemphasizing ideology
could devolve into expediency and “deal-cut-
ting.” That’s certainly a risk, but it doesn’ t
have to turn out that way.

Here’s the real problem, Too often Repub-
licans begin by talking ideology as opposed to
solutions. They start with cutting taxes,-bal-
ancing the budget and less government, but
forget to say, “Why?” Instead, begin with out-
comes — more jobs, affordable health care

and better education. Ideology is a means to
these ends — not the end itself.

Many Republican governors understand
these narrative nuances. Minnesota’s Tim Paw-
lenty has it right when he says the GOP must
appeal to “Sam’s Club” as opposed to “coun-
try club” voters. Mississippi Gov. Haley Bar-
bour said in a recent interview that his party
needs to ask: “How do free markets and capi-
talism apply to the question ‘Can I make a liv-
ing?’”

Excessive “ideology-speak” particilarly
harms Republicans with swing voters. Research
shows these Americans are more interested
in solutions than philosophical debates. Pro-
moting ideology first makes Republicans sound
out of touch or even wacky to those who don’t
live and breathe politics.

How would Republicans apply this approach
to an issue such as health care? Instead of
starting by offering a tax credit, why not say
this: “We understand your anxiety. We will
make health care more affordable by allowing
insurance companies to compete and giving
you a chance to purchase health care that best
fits your family’s needs. You and your doctor,
not the government, should decide what works
best. Republicans will further cut costs by tak-
ing on trial lawyers to curb frivolous lawsuits.

Let’s also use American ingenuity and tech-
nology to reduce your health-care costs. Tak-
en together, these changes will make health
care more affordable for you and your family.”
Changing tax policy may be a means to the
end, but it’s not the final goal — affordability
and quality are.

Republicans should apply this outcomes-

.based approach across the policy spectrum —

promoting exceptional schools, providing bet-
ter jobs, raising stagnant wages, creating inde-
pendence from foreign oil.

How? This can be achieved through com-
petition, markets that spur innovation and low-
er prices, a government closer to the people,
and modernizing bureaucracy. But note the
ideological underpinnings are the period in
the sentence, not the opening line.

This solutions first, ideology second
approach is emerging as a way forward for
electorally beleaguered Republicans. Many
GOP governors are on the forefront of devel-
oping the ideas and rhetoric that apply con-
servative principles to real-world problems.
Congressional Republicans should import
these statehouse smarts to improve their dam-
aged Washington brand.

(This article was written by Gary J Andres
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Let’s get
back to the
soil now

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ONE of the quickest ways to
rejuvenate our people and
return our nation to a more
peaceful, serene and productive
existence is to get them back to
the soil.

The aftermath of the recent
hurricanes practically demol-
ished the tourism industry on
Grand Bahama; and now again
the global economic meltdown
has resulted in even greater
hardship to the people, not only
on Grand Bahamas, but
throughout the Commonwealth.

However, in spite of these
calls by the universe to awaken
us to a more sustainable and
productive self-driven econo-
my, based upon the natural
resources with which we have
been so abundantly blessed, we
still stand basically idle awaiting
some miracle to happen. °.

When Minister Larry
Cartwright was on Grand
Bahama with his officers some
months ago, I questioned him as
to why such a farming project
presently in progress in Andros
could not be mounted on Grand
Bahama with the vast acreage
available here.

The answer given was that
Grand Bahama, unlike North
Andros, falls within the direct
path of recurring hurricanes and
would therefore be more at risk
for the destruction of crops.
This argument really does not
hold much water since this
island could go some twenty-
five years without any major
storms.

Abundant crops, namely
limes, papayas, avocados,
bananas, etc, have been grown
for many, many years without
any. adverse circumstances. on
this island.

For a very long time now I
have advocated to successive
governments that unless we
afford our people, and espe-
cially our young, some owner-
ship in our natural heritage of
land and sea, they will never
come to appreciate and accept
their responsibility in building
this nation.

There is much less tendency
to destroy what you own than
that in which you have no vest-
ed interest.

Particularly on Grand
Bahama, and specifically
Freeport, many Bahamians tend
to feel, and are often made to
feel, as if they are foreigners in
their own land.

This disenfranchisement must:

be obliterated if we are to
become passionate stewards of
our heritage.

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ing each with a parcel of land to
cultivate. There is sufficient
acreage on this island to give
one to every high school gradu-
ate. This alone will give them a
sense of belonging, pride and
ownership. Much of the vio-
lence experienced today among
the young results from the
absence of any closeness to
Mother Earth and the gentle
power of her creative force. Too
many of our young people do
not even know how things grow;
they spend no time planting,
watching and awaiting a harvest
from the soil. How can anyone
become violent who follows this
path of patient and joyous
expectation from the planting
of a seed to the harvesting of
the fruit?

Hidden crops of marijuana,
with their consequential dam-
aging effects on our youth,
thrive annually in the pine bar-
rens of Grand Bahama. Can
you imagine, therefore, what
can be produced by our young
people from a organised, pri-
vate and government funded
project? The results could elim-
inate the hundreds of millions of
dollars spent each year by this
island alone on imports, as we
savour the fruits of our own
hands.

With such ready access to the
abundant ocean, just imagine
the joyful hands and hearts of
those who could fish, farm fish,
shrimp, conch and even lobster
to feed millions around the
world!

This resource, so richly and
unconditionally bestowed upon
us by the Creator, has all the
essential ingredients to garner
from it whatever is necessary
for us and others to survive and
flourish.

It is indeed sad that so many
of our citizens were ‘driven’
from the beauty and blessings of
the land.

The result has been an.aver-
sion by our people, especially
the young, to this type of work.
Consequently, many view this
occupation as a menial task.
This is indeed a tragedy, for
such a mentality rejects the very
physical essence of our exis-
tence as human beings.

How can we so disdain it as
being unworthy of our atten-
tion? As this unfortunate atti-
tude had been systematically
ingrained into the mindset of
our people, it can similarly be

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decoded. We remember when
and how it began and, there-
fore, we are knowledgeable in
how to obliterate it once again.
We will certainly perish unless
we return to the bosom of
Mother Earth and be.sustained
by her fruits of land, sea and
air.

In recent times, we have had .

some powerful lessons in relying
almost solely upon what I term
parasitic economies, such as
tourism, off-shore banking, drug
trafficking, gun running, as well
as human trafficking.

The artificiality of tourism,
for example, has caused us to
literally abandon our natural
and abundant resources of land
and sea.

The political directorate of
our small country has over the
past twenty years or longer lost
sight of the unlimited treasure
of our only ‘solid’ heritage.

The proverbial goose laying
the golden eggs may not be
dead, but she is in an advanced
state of geriatric disintegration.
The sad fact is we have not
allowed one single one of her
golden eggs to hatch into anoth-
er young and vibrant goose.

Give a group of experienced
farmers an enthusiastic thou-
sand Bahamian youths, with the
necessary resources with which
to work, and they will shock the
country with what can be pro-
duced.

What a wonderful way, as
well, to ennoble and enable our
young, taking them off the
streets and giving them owner-
ship of their heritage. It grieves
me to hear so often from so
many aspiring farmers how dif-
ficult it is, or pretty much
impossible, for them to secure
the necessary assistance and/or
land from government to pro-
duce food from our land. ‘

This is certainly one very nat-
ural and meaningful way to save
our young. In fact, if we do not
bring them back to honour the
soil, they will destroy it, them-
selves and the rest of us in the
process. ‘

It is reprehensible, criminal
and inexcusable what we do to
our young graduates every
June.

We send them forth by the
thousands without a clue as to
what they are to do, or should
do, as they continue along a
dangerous path to a very uncer-
tain future.

We literally set them up for a
life of failure, for we neglect to
give them the tools with which
to survive.

They are left, then, to be
dragged into the abyss of crime,
violence and societal destruc-
tion, as they believe these being
the only avenues for survival.
What demons, then, do we face
in the future if we do not prep
our land to become the creative
cradle for our thousands of
young people as they leave our
high schools!

We are stewards of this noble
inheritance and unless we grace
her with loving and grateful
attention, we shall lose her. I
again appeal to our govern-
ment, and with all our might,
to bring an enlightened and
dynamic approach to the abun-
dant utilisation of our natural
resources of land and sea, fresh
water and perfect climate. In
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ing results.

The soil, Mother Earth, the
water (fresh and salt), all these
natural, beautiful and peaceful
gifts await our urgent attention.
So maybe an agricultural com-
mittee, instead of a crime com-
mission, could more quickly
lead us toa fearless, abundant
and an enduring quality of life
in our beautiful Bahamaland.

It is way beyond time that we
put our money where our agri-
cultural mouth is and employ
the thousands of young people
to work before they reach the
level of total frustration and
wreak havoc upon our land.

JOSEPH DARVILLE
Freeport,
December 10, 2008.
THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008, PAGE 5



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@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE “Tempo Turns 3” concert gets underway this weekend and
video disc jockeys (veejays) from the television network said they are
here to promote peace and unity among the young people of the
Bahamas in an effort to help curb crime in the Caribbean region.

Host of the network’s cross Caribbean countdown show, Jah
Bami, said Tempo has embraced the idea that “we are all one in the
Caribbean.”

“There is no difference. The only differences are the colours of the
flags, but we are all one people. So until we can get one passport and
one flag it is our mission to promote oneness,” Jah Bami said.

Lydia Patel, the newest addition to the Tempo veejay family,
said she feels the network is doing a great job by promoting unity
throughout the Caribbean. :

“J think it’s a great start with what Tempo is doing and promot-
ing ‘badness outta style’, with all of us promoting love and unity. It’s
a good start, but it’s only a start. We need the papers and the media
to really cet involved in it to change the mindset of the people,” Ms
Patel said. ,

One of the main acts at the concert, Omari, said he is trying to
encourage young people to stay away from crime and violence.

“Sometimes I go around the region and I see how our music
influencc the youth. That is why I take the time to go back and write
positive music and go back around the region. I am happy with
what Tempo is doing and encouraging positive music,” Omari said.

He explained that one of the major things he has noticed is that a

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urged to play

more active role in party

MP says it’s easy to
criticise instead of helping
to make change happen

lot of young people do not acknowledge the presence of God in their |

lives. ;
“They don’t fear God anymore.

“They don’t acknowledge God anymore and that sense of awe (of)

God is not there anymore. So that’s why I am happy Tempo is
embracing the whole God factor in the midst of all of this, because
the youths need to get back to that place where they acknowledge
God and realise that there is a God. We are working to get that back
into the society,” Omari said.

Educational personnel meet for PRIE workshop

MINISTRY of Education |
officers from the Bahamas,
Grenada, Trinidad, Jamaica,
Surinam, and the United
States met to participate in
a three-day workshop on
the Project for Regional
Indicators in Education
(PRIE).

Bringing remarks at the
event on behalf Education
Minister Carl Bethel was
Deputy Director of Educa-
tion Patricia Collins, who
welcomed the participants
and told them that their
presence will ensure that
the Caribbean is position-
ing itself to secure maxi-
mum gains in education.

She. explained that the
effort, which is sponsored
by the Organisation of

information

indicators.

collection
processes to facilitate the
elaboration of internation-
ally comparable education

YOUNG members of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party (PLP) were yes-
terday encouraged to play a more
active role within their party, instead
of constantly criticising the organi-
sation and demanding change from
without the party unit.

A vocal and prominent figure with-
in the PLP yesterday made a num-
ber of suggestions for these young
persons who feel either disenfran-
chised, overlooked, or are just dis-
appointed in their party.

The MP, who spoke on the condi-

tion of anonymity, said that it is easy
for persons to criticise and demand a
transformation of the PLP-from with-
out, instead of getting involved
and helping make this change hap-
pen.
Another source within the organi-
sation told The Tribune yesterday
that as a young and active member,
he sees only a few options that would
truly reflect the idea of “change” in
the PLP.

This idea of change within the PLP
has been floating around since the
party’s loss at the polls in 2007. Many



senting the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organisation
(UNESCO), said that his’,
organisation supports edu-

education systems in differ-
ent countries.

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members, including, Parliamentari-
ans, have unsuccessfully pushed for
the removal of Perry Christie as par-
ty leader.

However, Mr Christie, who was ini-
tially blamed by many for the PLP’s
loss of the election, has since
strengthened his position within the

party.
Interest

Waiting in the wings have been
PLP MP Dr Bernard Nottage, along
with West End and Bimini MP Obie
Wilchcombe, who both publicly
expressed their interest in a leader-

ship position in the party - either that
of leader, or deputy leader.

St Cecilia hopeful Paul Moss has
also expressed his desire to one day
hold a leadership position within the
party - despite his somewhat recent
membership of the PLP.

Mr Moss, along with other hope-

fuls, such as the presumptive candi-

date for the Marathon constituency
Jerome. Fitzgerald, Fox Hill MP Fred
Mitchell, and even the party’s for-
mer chairman Raynard Rigby,
have all been touted as possible
“change candidates” that could re-
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are laid off
from Sandals

FROM page one

manager simply read his prepared statement and walked off.

According to her, Gordon Butch Stewart, owner of the Sandals
chain, should have been the one to conduct the firings.

“He should have come and shown empathy towards people
who have worked in this company for 12-plus years, who have put
in endearing service and professionalism,” said Ms Taylor.

“The way we were treated in there, they didn’t even give us
thanks - they didn’t thank us or appreciate us for the amount of
years we were there.”

She said she and her colleagues, especially those who had
worked at the resort since its opening, gave 12 years of hard
labour, even giving up half their salaries to the hotel during the
opening.

“J gave them half my salary when they opened up and they did-

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and girls are forced to travel through that
area to avoid passing through rival territo-
ries, and as a result end up colliding and fight-
ing each other.”

Even if one individual tries to make their
way through another gang’s territory, “all they
have to do is walk like they bad” to be chal-
lenged.

Mr Reid said the country’s numerous gangs
have turned many communities into war-
zones.

But, out of the 72 reported murders for
2008, not all were committed by gang-bangers

: or criminals, he said.

“Law-abiding citizens are now taking mat-
ters into their own hands because they don’t
feel they are finding justice in the system,”
he said.

In numerous cases, Mr Reid said, a known
killer would roam free while the family mem-
bers become frustrated with the slow pace of

Local gangs

like ain’t nothing happen, so it ain’t ga be

long before they kill that person or pay some-

one to do it.”

He said the gangster lifestyle had made its .

way into the mainstream culture which has
had a significant impact on students.

The Tribune spoke with a 15-yéar-old C C
Sweeting student who said he had been a
member of the Raiders gang for about two

. years.

According to the teen, one reason many
students join gangs is for “stripes.”

He said gang members frequently use graf-
fiti to display their symbols around schools,
sell drugs, and skip classes’ to smoke marijua-
na and gamble.

For him the gang offers both protection
and love from people who understand him.

He said although his family wants him to get
out, “leaving a gang it not a simple thing.”

On occasions when he tried, he was beaten

One 22-year-old man, a former gang-
ster, said his decision to leave a gang was
just as hard, but was a choice that had to be
made.

Declining to give his name, the man said
at 14 he, too, was lured into joining a gang.
He said many of his gang peers were more
interested in stealing and drugs, but his
main reason for joining was to fight.

He said anytime a fight erupted, he had
to be there.

After many fights which dragged he and
his mother to court, he quit after almost
killing another boy.

“I was,in a fight where I stabbed a boy
twice in his chest. Right then my life flashed
before my eyes,” he said.

He never wanted to kill anyone, and that
day he almost did, he added.

Since then he said life had become a mis-
sion to take care of himself, and to put
friends on the side.

The young musician said his only focus is
to produce music and stay on a path which
doesn’t inVQIVe violence.

n't have the courtesy to give it back,” said Ms Taylor.

Sometimes she and her colleagues even used their own supplies
and, according to her, worked tirelessly with limited supplies to .
still produce the product that was expected of them.

“At the end of the shift we make that food look like paradise
on the table for those guests,” she said. -

Hotel executives told a press conference that the world eco-
nomic downturn was the reason for reducing staff, who were let
go from various departments throughout the hotel.

According to a statement by Sandals general manager Michael
James, they had delayed the lay-offs for as long as they could.

“Sandals Resorts International sincerely regrets having to
take the decision to reduce our staff complement throughout the
Caribbean at this time.

“Given the measures which have already been put in place in
many business sectors we delayed this action for as long as we
possibly could because our first priority is always to support
the people who make up this organisation,” he said.

“However, due to the unprecedented world financial crisis,
which is having a tremendously negative effect on the tourism
industry, both regionally and globally, we have had no choice but
to streamline operations and trim expenditures.”

According to Sandals consultant John Cook, the Sandals brand
will be reducing its staff throughout the Caribbean.

The company is expected to lay off 1,200 to 1,400 employees
altogether from properties in Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, Turks
and Caicos and The Bahamas. F

Staff connected to an umbrella union called the Bahamas
Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union were concerned
that they were fired because of their connection with the organ-
isation, which they say is recognised by the Bahamian govern-
ment.

However, Mr Cook said the only union Sandals recognises is
the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union.

“We recognise the BHCAWU and for all intent and purposes,
our entire staff is covered under that umbrella. We recognise no
other union,” he said.

According to Mr Cook, workers were let go based on pro-
duction, attitude and behaviour across the board, based on their
employee files.

He said the resort is not expecting to conduct any further lay-
offs unless the economic situation becomes drastically worse.

According to him, hotel occupancy is expected to be down
about 35.to 38 per cent in January and February and around 45
per cent in March.

. These lay-offs follow almost 1,000 lay-offs from Atlantis and
around 18 from the British Colonial Hilton.

“CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL
CHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS » Tel: 325-2921
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2008

11:30 AM Speaker:
Senior Pastor Emeritus Rex Major
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THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
svemeen P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
texwemea Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135

tame CHURCH SERVICES
SUNDAY,DECEMBER 14, 2008
m g THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT .

AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
11:00AM Rey. Mark Carey

ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH,
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rey. Dr. Laverne Lockhart

COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, ‘
Bernard Road
11:00AM ©

-CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Zion Boulevard

10:00AM

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,

East Shirley Street

11:00AM Rey. Charles New
7:00PM Rev. Charles New

GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
Queen’s College Campus
9:30AM Rey. James Neily/HC

ST. MICHAEL’S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00AM Connections-Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rey. Philip Stubbs

TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
Rev. William R. Higgs

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Your Host: Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart

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Pastor Henry Whyte

Mr. Henry Knowles

CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH - 25th
Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, DDecember 14,.
2008 at 10:30 am under the Theme: Standing On A
Firm Foundation at their Sanctuary on Zion Boulevard,
South Beach.



Grant 6 7 Wi Wesley. Methodist
(Baillou Hil Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046

The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley.org)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER | 4TH, 2008
7:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Ernest Miller
11:00 am: Sis. Nathaile Thompson/ Rev. Carla Culmer(B)
7:00 pm: Sis. Tezel Anderson/Board of Children,

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justice.
“That relative will think, he walking around —_up and threatened.
FROM page one —_|pufustrial agreement claim

employees will return to work
when business improves but ter-
mination is a repudiation of con-
tract, hence the relationship ends,"
he told the media at the House of
Labour yesterday, flanked by
members of the Unity Team and
the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Mr Bastian also claimed that
under the industrial rule of fair-
ness, where workers are to be
made, redundant by termination,
the rule of “last in, first out" applies
to remove bias or dislike from the
exercise.

If the Unity Team were in office,
with Mr Bastian at its helm, the
terminations would not have
occurred, it was said yesterday.

Some 800 workers were let go
from Atlantis in November, with
hotel executives blaming the eco-
nomic crisis for the redundancies.
Days later the Harborside at
Atlantis Resort’ terminated more
than 100 and the British Colonial
Hilton let go 18 of its workers.

Yesterday, some 150 workers
were let go from the Sandals
Resort on Cable Beach.

Mr Bastian claimed to have



knowledge that another 500 work-
ers will be let go from the hotel
sector in January. In light of this,
he called on the government, union
and the Christian Council to meet
“post haste" to combat the prob-
lem.

Recently, union president Roy
Colebrook was quoted in another
daily saying about 100 workers
have been called back to work by
Atlantis.

Yesterday, Mr Bastian chal-
lenged Mr Colebrook to disclose
the names of these employees.

Mr Bastian said the round of
terminations had lowered employ-
ee morale and confidence in the
union's president.

"The hotel workers in this coun-
try...their morale is at the lowest
ever, and the government who is
promoting service in this industry
should not allow this to take place
in the largest industry in the
Bahamas. The people who are
there cannot perform adequately
and properly with this threat hang-
ing over their head, because they
don't know (what) tomorrow will
bring forth."

-—Darold Miller Suing 17 hersons
FROM page one

female staffers at GEMs, the Southern Times, and The Tribune
Limited.

One of the arguments in the writ suggests that the seventh
defendant (Dr Thompson) conspired with the second defen-
dant through the 13th defendant to “slander” Mr Miller by
implying through “false psychological diagnoses” that he had sex-
ually abused three staff members at the GEMs radio and TV sta-
tion.

“The seventh defendant acted negligently and or intentional-
ly in mis-diagnosing the condition of the said tenth, ninth, and
eighth defendants, respectively, so as to cause the plaintiff to be
either convicted or criminally tainted or to get him out of the way
so that he could take over the plaintiff's slot as talk show host on
the first defendant’s radio station,” the document read.

In the writ, Mr Miller is seeking - among other things - damages
for breach of contract, loss of income, loss of talent fees, defama-

i’ ,tion of character, false imprisonment, stress, conspiracy to frame

the plaintiff on charges of having committed crimes of sexual
harassment, indecent assault and rape, malicious persecution, libel
and or slander, and any other relief that the courts may seem just
in the circumstances.

The named plaintiffs were esmmanded to respond to the writ
within 14 days of it being served. As of press time last night, The
Tribune was only aware of GEMs 105.9 being served.

Pregnant mother

FROM page one

but I don’t want her to help me

Atlantis and Harhorside staff

FROM page one

"We intend to go to the full extent of the law in terms of those
who have had these redundancy packages offered to them under
what we term to be extortionist rates," said Mr Thompson, who was
joined by about eight former employees, Mr Butler and attorney
Paul Moss.

He claimed that a number of persons had come forward claiming
their settlements were less than 30 per cent of what they were
entitled to recieve.

Mr Butler said over the past three weeks the lawyers had been
looking at individual cases to discern which employees had a case
ta. make. However, the group is hoping management will meet
with them to settle the matter.

"We are giving Starwood and its advisers an opportunity to call
us in and make good. We will provide them with copies of the
precedent and any other proof they would need. Their failure to
contact us will result in us moving full steam ahead and pulling out
all stops available to us in the law."

Last month, about 140 staff were let go from Harborside's sales,
marketing and administrative areas, days after the Atlantis Resort
and Casino - Harborside's joint venture partner - let go 800 employ-
ees.

A conciliation hearing before the Labour Board in reference
to the firings is scheduled for January 8, 2009, the lawyers said.







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because I am a woman and
that’s my responsibility,” said
Ms Thompson.

The hotel employed she and
her sister as kitchen staff. She
had. been employed there for
less than two years when her sis-
ter was fired.

She said things went downhill
for her at work after that.

“They just fired my sister the
early part of this year and ever
since I been having problems,”
she said.

“I didn’t come here to make
no friends, I came here to do

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my work and go home - my
friends are my children. At the
end of the day when my friends
leave me, my children won’t
leave me.”

According to her, she is going
to try to make the best of a bad
situation. But she is not, sure
what she will do in the new year.

She has aspirations of going
back to school, but her first pri-
ority is to her sons. “If they see
me like this they won’t be able
to focus, so I have to be strong
for them and be strong for my
unborn son,” said Ms Taylor.

Pastor:H. Mills

“Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are”
Pastor: H. Mills ¢ Phone: 393-0563 ¢ Box N-3622



Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: llam & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am

Prayer time: 6:30pm

Place:
The Madeira
Shopping Center

Rey. Dr. Franklin Knowles

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O Box EE-16807
dad number. 325-5712
AIL - lynnk@ batelnet.bs

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SPECIAL SERVICES
Candlelight - Dec. 21 @ 7pm
Christmas Vigil - Dec. 24 @ 11pm
Watchnight - Dec. 31 @ 11pm

Place:Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive
Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
PO. Box S$-5631

Telephone number: 324-2538
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Participants from 15 of the nation's schools competed for the coveted
title of Junior Junkanoo champions as thousands of spectators cheered
them on with thunderous excitement.

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Triphemia
"Sister"
Collins, 71

a resident of Lewis
Street, will be held at
First Baptist Church,

~ Market & Coconut
Grove, on Monday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Earle Francis. Interment
follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, East Shirley
Street. .







She was survived by her children, Ronald

Kelly, Raymond Kelly, Mario Kelly,
Ruthmae McKenzie; her children in the
United States of America, Sandra Bell,
Bridgette Price, Cherie Collins, Princess
Joy Gibson, Steven Peterson; four brothers,
Vincent Sketta Collins, Ted Collins, Kermit

Collins, Colyn Collins; sister-in-law, Ruth
Collins, Ethell Collins of Jackson, Fl.; son-
in-law, John Smith of Abaco, Alvin Price
of Miami,Fl.; daugther-in-law, Lina Kelly,
Patricia Peterson of Jacksonville; numerous
nephews and nieces,grandchildren and
great-grandchildren and many other loving _ __. si a
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Roland Berzinsch v Igors Rausis,
Riga 1993, Latvia's former world
champion Mikhail Tal had died a
year earlier, so the tournament
celebrated his memory, Tal was
famous for his imaginative
tactical style, so naturally they
offered a special prize for the
best sacrificial finish. Today's
position won the award, but!
reckon it had Tal spinning in his
grave. His phenomenal vision
would have spotted White's
routine finish even in a blitz
game or a simultaneous display.
Looking for a chess book, set, or
computer?

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Chess solution 8434 : 1 Rxh5 gxh5 2 Qg5+ khB3
Ba?+ 8xq7 4 QxaS and Black resigned.

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words in there must be at least on:

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TODAY'S TARGET
Good 13; very good 20;
excelent 26 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

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fetta flat flea FLUCTUATE
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Friday's cryptic solutions

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35, M-ain-e 39, Rita

May (3)

ACROSS: 9, Meant-I-me 10, Two'too) 11, Attire’ 12, S-pre-ad 13,
Inten-d-s 14, Aunt 15, Bear with me 17, Off and on 18, Arrange

DOWN: 1, Deep regret 2, On-c-e 3, Fiddling 4, De-tight 5, Down

to earth 6, Bags of time 7, Strain 8, B-Ring o-ut 10, (bat) Title 16,
Re-aders 20, A-bout 22, Coup-Les 23, Devil of ajob 25, Least of all
26, Tidy income 28, In-action 31, Overtime 32, Incense 34, Sights

Friday's easy solutions

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ACROSS: 9, Anecdote 10, Sir 11, Ideals 12, Poseur 13, Rhubarb
14, Onyx 15, Scaredy-cat 17, Narrator 38, Carvers 19, Tofu 21,

DOWN: 1, Insouciant 2, Acre 3, Carridor 4, Derrick 5,
Dreadnought 6, Timber wolf 7, Fedora 8, Claymore 10,Spurt 16,
Riviera 20, Ounce 22, Abolish 23, Blunderbuss 25, Ineligible 26, /

Statuesque 28, Repartee 31, Dueilist 32, Spiders 34, Eloped 35, i
e.

Libra 39, Ache

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24 Injurious (7)
26 Shuts (6)
29 Afflict (3)

. 31 Reddish dye (5)
32 Generous (7)
34 Keyboard

instrument (5)
35 Belonging to us
3

19, Sag-a 21, Incite (in sight) 24, The sleep of the just 27, '-esta | Orated 24, The Mill on the Floss 27, Arcane 29, Need 30, Admiral 36 Glory (5)
29, lota 30, Collide 33, False-tto 35, Monkey suit 36, Stag (rev.) 37, | 33, Appetite 35, Leprechaun 36, Ergo 37, Imbibed 38, Liaise 40, 37 Plimsolls (5)
Fr-agile 38, Thri-c-e 40, Port-al(ley) 41, On-E 42, Sometime Cereal 41, Sea 42, Rush hour 38 Trivial (5)

17 Condescend (5)
19 Sure (7)

'2° Timepiece (5)
:21 Don (3,2)

- (23 Preclude (4,3)
“24 Funeral car (6)
25 Petty lie (3)
27 Slacken (3,2)

28 Pry (5)

30 Twists (5)
32 Ultimate (4)
33 Spirit (3)

It is sometimes said that members
of the fair sex are not aggressive
enough: in the bidding, but you'd
never prove it by this deal played in
the women’s world team champi-
onship back in 1960. The hand
occurred in the match between
Switzerland and Great Britain.

At the first table, the Swiss West
‘opened three hearts, and North over-
called with three notrump. As
played, somewhat peculiarly, by the
British pair, this bid was primarily
for takeout, asking South to bid her

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i another (5) : 2 Praise for a barker (nice chap)
B ‘| 8 Asleeping aid to get {un out of! | (4,3) PL Re
: (5) 4 In which room-mates may swot
. U q 10 Like a shrew who's been called | (4) Fadl s ||
mousy? (5) | 5 Bachelor about to speak 20 21
N 11 Cry some more, love (3) | enthusiastically of warriors (6) ee ee
E 12’ Where the alcohol's an ‘6 They cheapen things in a less Bak :
anaesthetic? (5) disturbing way (5)
: 13 Pass a fellow the furniture 7 Play trumpets badly? No pet! (5) Roa || oi
fitments (7) 9 At darts, not over a hundred (3) F amous H and
“JT | 15 She looks a star (5) 12 The heartless dog looks ee da whe
W 18 Not all troubadours are so poor lecherously around for books (7) I 32 West dealer. best suit.
8) 14 Prisoner of the Gulag? (3) eS Hoke East-West vulnerable. South was looking at a hand far
oO 19 Go on - recap! (6) 16 Might joggers do so jointly? (5) 34 ae NORTH better than it might have been, and
21 Stares at pairs? (7) 17 Check out many a good plant (5) : ed Beas A943 she decided to show her extra values
# 4 22 A first-class railway is light (4) 19 A giant with roots in California ems ea ¥A92 by jumping to five diamonds. The
“04 23 Eager to be one half of a famous (7) 55 Swiss East, rather pleased by this
| couple (4) 20 It’s rough when you make a mess | || ey puke PAQ82 development, doubled. South played
N 24 One gets such points for helping - of things outright (5) WEST EAST the hand very well and went down
: with the housework (7) 21 Having some grapes toeatis | ACROSS _ | DOWN @K52 #10876 only two — 300 points. .
| 26 Phony American private eye (6 lovely (5 [i He 3 Precodoit gi “14. French capital (5) VQ) 108763 ¥54 , At the second table, the British
oo 29 Something smooth and round to ff 23 Something flappy on the wing (7)' | | je Pay 8 hs outfit (5) a el ae acs 6 Aas moe ee Teo
ane Hallet.) O25 24 In some measure, he has anew ' | 10 Gain access to 4 biblical character SOUTH trying to make things difficult for the
epg] 31 Dislikes putting topping things out driver to coach (6) 2 . A) ’ 8 oa Be at Sac
N of the way (5) 25 It can mean a clean sheet (3) , 11 Rodent (3) 5 Woman's name 4QI opponents, then bid four hearts!
~ 32 With loot due for disposal, give to 27 Thea’s frantic rush (5) I 12 Foot lever (5) (6) vK _ This effort was successful in a
E the needy! (4,3) 28 Can free on ac al INE f 13 Cily fortress (7) 6 Riotous fight (5) Q76432 fashion, though not in precisely the
: 34 Atop man in the lead (5) Se 6) yee csaueae N 15 Lukewarm (5) _7 Fertile spot (5), #754 way East expected. South, obviously
35 Ovine charger? (3) 40 alvanitoel (5) = in eee tas : 9 Flying mamma The bidding: a fearless soul, entered the fray all by
3h Forde tango fish Sacer 2 a o : | Qh Uae 7 12 Mythical horse West North East South — herself with five diamonds! West
ae g bi ae , Many a map goes to > remedy (7) (7) 39 3NT Pass 5¢@ passed, and North, having exercised
to wear! (5) : pieces! (4) ' 2 22 Adjoin (4) Shoo ae Pass Pass Dble enormous restraint on the previous
37 To name a wine (5) , 33. Tree that looks good around mid-' ') pay 23 Encircle (4) 4 ria (5) Opening lead — queen of hearts. round, very reasonably went on to

six diamonds.

East thereupon expressed her
doubt that this contract could be
made by doubling. This proved to be
an accurate assessment, and East-
West collected 700 points when the
Swiss declarer went down four
(+800 in today’s scoring).

So the British gained 400 points
on the deal, with all the players at
both tables bidding their hands to the
hilt — and then some. Let it not be
said that the ladies are in any way
lacking in fortitude!

Tomorrow: Preparing for the unexpected.
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SATURDAY,

PAGE 11

DECEMBER



13, 2008









Celtics beat
Wizards for
13th straight

victory...
See page 13






Events
on Tap

HERE’S a glance of
sporting events slated for
this week:







TOwAY

Softball

e 10 am - Baptist Sports
Council’s best-of-five
championship series at the
Banker’s Field, Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex -
Macedonia vs Golden
Gates (Co-ed); Macedonia
vs Temple Fellowship (17-
and-under); Transfigura-
tion vs Shaw AME Zion
(M).
e 11 am - Masters Soft-
ball League triple header
at the Archdeacon William
Thompson Softball Park at
the Southern Recreation _
Grounds - Augusta Street
Bulls vs St. Agnes Lions,
followed by Alco Raiders
vs Andeaus Insurance
Brokers, followed by Six
Pack Abs vs Miller Lite
Royals.

Football
e 1:30 pm - Common-
wealth American Football
League’s action at the DW
Davis playing field.

_ Basketball
e 9 am - Cybots Basket-
ball Club Primary Youth
‘Community Development
Programme double elimi-
nation basketball tourna-
ment at the CI Gibson
Gymnasium.

e 2 pm - College of the

_ Bahamas hosting Savan-
nah College Arts and
Designs at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium with
the ladies’ game, followed
by the men.

e 7 pm - New Provi-
dence Basketball Associ-
ation’s double header at
the CI Gibson Gymnasi-
um -.Coca-Cola Explorers:
vs Southwest Printing Fal-
cons, followed by Y-Care
Wreckers vs __ Police
Crimestoppers.

e 7:30 pm - New Provi-
dence Women’s Basketball
Association’s double head-
er at the DW Davis Gym-
nasium - Sunshine Auto
Cheetahs vs Johnson’s
Lady fruckers, followed
by Junior All-Stars vs
Bommer George Lady

Angels.

SUNDAY
Football

¢ 1:30 pm - Common-
wealth American Football
League’s action at the DW
Davis playing field.





























































Soccer

1:30 pm - Bahamas
Football Association’s
double header at the
National Development
Center - Sharks FC vs
Caledonia FC, followed by
Cavalier FC vs Baha
Juniors FC.

~ Softball

¢ 2 pm - Masters Soft-
ball League’s action at the
Archdeacon William
Thompson Softball Park at
the Southern Recreation
Grounds - Michelite Stro-
kers vs Bamboo Shack
Bulls.




















NOTE: Sporting Organsa-
tions are invited to submit
information on their sporting
leagues to:
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
or bstubbo@yahoo.com,
or fax 328-2398, for
publication in The Tribune

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Top bodybuilders awarded

FAYE Rolle...



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» Asland..

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

s the year starts to wind
down, accolades for the
2008 Athletes of the Year
in respect of the various
sports are beginning to be revealed.

The first to make their announce-
ment is the Bahamas Bodybuilding
and Fitness Federation, whose presi-
dent Danny Sumner said they had an
extremely successful year which includ-
ed the hosting of ‘the 36th Central
American and Caribbean Champi-
onships in September.

The federation’s awardees are fit-
ness competitors Teshell Mackey and
Jan Johnson, female bodybuilder Faye
Rolle, male bodybuilders James Dar-
ling, Paul Wilson and Lynden Fowler
and executive Omar Daly.

“As president, this was a very chal-
lenging year for me, the most chal-
lenging and most eventful,” Sumner
stated. “To top it off, it was very event-
ful.

“We had all of our events this year
and they were all successful. We had
the Novice in the High Schools, the
Nationals, Grand Bahama had their
tournament and we also had the CAC,
which we are still getting a lot of praise
for what they are calling the best ever.”

If there was any major disappoint-
ment, Sumner said it would be the lack
of corporate sponsorship, which he
said is now trickling down to culture
events like junkanoo.

“It’s a dilemma that will be around
for a long time. That was why I called

‘for the implementation of the nation-

al lottery many times,” Sumner
stressed.

“But my call for the national lottery
was not just for sports, but for youth,
education and culture. I think we need —
the national lottery to supplement the
demands for all of the events that are

“currently going on in our country.”

Sumner reiterated that government
needs to take a serious look at the
implementation of the lottery, which
will go a long way in helping the coun-
try get through the tough economic
recession. ;

There was a lot of progression on
the part of the athletes who were nom-

‘inated for the various awards by the

federation. ;

In the fitness category, Teshell
Mackey beat out Lakeisha Miller for
the Fitness of the Year award. Both
competitors, according to Sumner, did
body fitness for the first time after
transferring from bodybuilding.

In the Body Fitness category, the
nominees were Dominique Wilkinson
from Grand Bahama, CJ Hilton and
Jan Johnson, formerly from Grand
Bahama.

In the end, Johnson was named the
Body Fitness Athlete of the Year, who
according to Sumner, had a great year,
winning a title in Australia, in Grand
Bahama, at the Nationals, the Antilles
and was fourth in her category in the
CAC.

“She did a little more than the other
body fitness competitors,” said Sumn-
er. “But CJ and Dominique performed
very well this year, so we want to con-
gratulate them as well.”

In the women’s bodybuilding, Sum-
ner said Faye Rolle was the unani-
mous. winner.

Rolle was the national champion
and she teamed up with Raymond
Tucker to win the silver medal in the
Mixed Pairs at the CAC Champi-
onships.

“She demonstrated in her short term
in bodybuilding that she has made a lot
of stride from the first day she came
in,” Sumner said. “She should be a
very dominant competitor, taking over
from Maxine Darville and Gena Mack-
ey.”

Three names were nominated’ for
the Male Body of the Year. They were
lightweight Paul Wilson, middleweight
James Darling and heavyweight Aaron
Green.

At the end of the voting, Darling
retained his title. Darling not only won
the national title, but he also clinched

’ the gold in his category in CAC.

“Paul, Jay and Aaron all performed
very good this year,” Sumner said.

Wilson was named the Most
Improved Male Bodybuilder after he
dethroned Lionel ‘Ian’ Williams as the
top lightweight competitor this year.

The Paul Wong award, presented to
the athlete who demonstrated good
sportsmanship, was Lynden Fowler,

‘who edged out Omar Daley of Long

Â¥



Daley, however, was awarded the
Executive of the Year award. He won
over Grand Bahamian Trevor Bethel.
Daley was credited for personally
sponsoring six competitors from Long
Island to compete in the Novice Cham-
pionships.
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silver behind the United States at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008... —

‘Red carpet’
for Chris
Bay’ Brown

ELEUTHERA residents are
expected to roll out the red car-
pet today as they welcome
home their native son,
Olympian Chris ‘Bay’ Brown.

A motorcade is scheduled to
go through the streets of the
island as the natives celebrate
Brown’s achievement at the
2008 Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China, in August.

Brown, a native of Green

Castle, just missed out on win-
ning a medal in the men’s
400m at the Bird’s Nest when
American David Neville dove

across the finish line for the -
bronze. Brown had to settle for
fourth. .

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‘the men’s 4 x 400m relay team

to win the silver behind the US. -
Other members of the Bahami-
an team were Andretti Bain,
Michael Mathieu, Andrae
Williams, Avard Moncur and
Ramon Miller.

It will be a double celebra-
tion for the island as they will
get a chance to greet Brown
for the first time since he got
married in October.

NPBFA to be

formed in ‘09

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

IN the new year, the
Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fit-
ness Federation hopes to wel-
come a New Providence Body-
building and Fitness Associa-
tion,

Federation president Danny
Sumner said that the formation
of the new association will
allow the BBFF to function
with four affiliated bodies.

The NPBFA is expected to
join the Grand Bahama, Long
Island and Abaco associations,
according to Sumner, who indi-
cated that they were hoping to
have the new association estab-
lished “for quite some time.”

Basketball
tourney is
underway

ONE of the biggest basket-
ball tournaments in the coun-
try, the annual Catholic High
Invitational Basketball Tour-
nament, is currently underway
at the Jack Hayward Gymnasi-
um in Grand Bahama.

Results of Thursday’s games
(day two) are as follows:

CC Sweeting Cobras nipped
the Catholic High Crusaders 38-
36, Eight Mile Rock Bluejays
knocked off the Sunland
Lutheran Stingers 45-37;

* Church of God Flames were too

hot for the RM Bailey Pacers
to handle in a 58-48 decision;
St John’s Giants stomped St
George’s Jaguars 59-53; Taber-
nacle Falcons blasted CC
Sweeting 55-37; Church of God
won 54-51 over Catholic High
and RM Bailey over Bishop
Michael Eldon Warriors 50-45.

Action will continue 10 am
today.



“We have been in discussions
‘with persons in New Provi-
dence for quite some time |
about the formation of the asso-
ciation,” Sumner pointed out.

“We have tried at various —
times to get the association off °
the ground, but we were not
able to do so until now. We
have had talks with a number ~
of persons and they have
agreed to spearhead the asso-
ciation.” :

Aaron Green, according to

- Sumner, has been tipped to act

as the initial chairman of the
new association, which will be
responsible for hosting their
own bodybuilding an“ fitness
championships.

Sumner said that wil!’ enable
the federation to concentrate
on the National Championships
that is usually held in July and’
on the national teams that the
bodybuilders will be on.

“We Grand Bahama, Abaco
and: Long Island having their
own associations, we only feel
that it is fitting for Néw Provi-
dence to have its own as well,”
Sumner stated.

“We have a steering com-
mittee that is currently work-
ing on putting everything in
place. Hopefully by the begin-
ning of the year, the associa-
tion will be officially launched.”

Bodybuilding is one of the
two major sporting bodies that
have the federation carrying
out the function of the associa-
tion in New Providence.

The other is the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Asso-
ciations, which is also in the
process of forming a New Prov-
idence Amateur Athletic Asso-
ciation.

Sumner said they are so
pleased to note that they are
very close to having the New
Providence association formed
so that the proper emphasis will
be placed on the local athletes.

The federation, according to
Sumner, has its own mandate
to carry out and therefore
should not be running the
affairs of a local association.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereb

given that LUCKSON ANASTOL

AMY of KEY WEST STREET, 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 an

reason why registration/ naturalization

should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight

days from

the 6TH day

of DECEMBER 2008

to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau,



Bahamas.
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Celtics beat Wizards for 15th straight win

Bobcats
sign
Howard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
— The Charlotte Bobcats have
signed Juwan Howard three
days after reaching an agree-
ment with the veteran forward.

The move on Friday comes
as new Bobcats Boris Diaw,
Raja Bell and Sean Singletary
reported to the team for physi-
cals. They were’ acquired
Wednesday in a trade that sent
top scorer Jason Richardson
and forward Jared Dudley to
Phoenix

The bobcats waived little-
used forward Dwayne Jones to
make room on the roster for
the four new players.

Howard. had been without a
job since being released by
Denver after the Allen Iverson
trade las: month. A former All-
Star in his 15th season,
Howard's numbers have
declined in the past few seasons.

He averaged 1.1 points in 50
games with Dallas last season.

NBA Today

ll By The Associated Press
SCOREBOARD ?

Saturday, December 13

Detroit at Charlotte (7 pm
EST). Raja Bell, Boris Diaw
and Sean Singletary are expect-
ed to make their Charlotte
debuts. The Phoenix Suns sent
Bell, Diaw and Singletary to the
Bobcats on Wednesday for
Jason Richardson, Jared Dud-
ley and a 2010 second-round
draft pick.

STARS

Thursday

— Dirk Nowitzki and Jason
Terry, Mavericks. Nowitzki hit a
key 3-pointer with less than 30
seconds..to, play,.and finished
with: nts



tory over Charlotte.

— Mehmet Okur, Jazz,
scored 21 of his 27 points in the
first half and added 10 rebounds
in Utah's 97-88 victory over
Portland.

— Ray Allen and Paul Pierce,
Celtics, scored 22 points apiece
in Boston's 13th straight victory,
122-88 over Washington:

STAR VOTING

Orlando center Dwight |

Howard led early balloting for
the February 15 NBA All-Star
game in Phoenix with 775,933
votes. Kobe Bryant was second
with 7° ),252, followed by
LeBron James with 643,786,
according to returns released
by the league.

STATUS

New York guard Cuttino
Mobley retired. because of a
heart disease that he said has
gotten worse. Acquired last
month from the Los Angeles
Clippers, Mobley never played
for the Knicks after his physical
exam and subsequent visits with
specialists showed his condition
was worse than previously
thought.

STATS

Charlotte's Emeka Okafor
had a season-high 27 points and
17 rebounds in the Bobcats' 95-
90 loss in Dallas. Dallas is 10-0
against Charlotte.

SIDELINED

Houston forward Ron Artest
will sit out the next two games
because of a sprained right
ankle. Cleveland center
_ Zydrunas Ilgauskas will miss at

-least two games because of a
sprained left ankle. ... Okla-
homa City forward Chris
Wilcox will be sidelined 10 to
14 days after dislocating his left
ring finger.

SPEAKING
. "I've been a big fan of histo-
ry. To establish ourselves in that
history that's so enriched with
culture and prestige and tradi-
tion is a great thing."

— Boston's Kevin Garnett
after the Celtics beat Washing-
ton 122-88 on Thursday night
for their 13th straight victory
and a franchise-best 21-2 start.

ym eect st
behind the news,

read Insight
on Mondays



-23-poipts. and. Terry. had...
26 points ist Dallas' 95-90 vic-

@ By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Sports Writer



WASHINGTON (AP) —
This season's Boston Celtics led
by Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce
and Ray Allen are 21-2, the best
start in the storied franchise's
history.

Better than any Celtics team
led by Bill Russell or Larry
Bird,

Better than any Celtics team
coached by Red Auerbach.

Still, that doesn't necessarily
mean the current group thinks
it's any better than the team
that won the most recent NBA
championship.

And it certainly doesn't mean
they're above looking for a little
extra motivation here and
there, even when it comes to
playing the worst-in-the-East
Washington Wizards:

After all, not only did Wash-
ington win three of four games
against Boston last season, but
Celtics coach Doc Rivers over-

heard his players chatting
before Thursday night's 122-88
victory about something a
member of the Wizards had
said.

"It doesn't take them much. I
swear they, like, search the
newspapers to find something,"
Rivers said. "I didn't need to
give a rah-rah speech."

Not with this roster.

Allen and Pierce scored 22
points apiece, Garnett had 11
points, 12 rebounds and seven
assists, and seven Celtics scored
in double-figures in the team's
13th consecutive victory. It's
Boston's longest winning streak
since a 14-game run in 1985-86.

"We came in here with a little

something on our shoulder, .

too," said Garnett, who sat out
the fourth quarter to rest up for
Friday's home game against
Chris Paul and Southwest Divi-
sion-leading New Orleans. "To
be. honest, Washington have
played us probably the best of
any of the teams in the league.

ZYDRUNAS Ilgauskas (right) celebrates a 3-point shot with Mo
Williams (2) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game...

@ By. TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

(AP Photo: Mark Duncan)

Ilgauskas to miss |
at least two games
with sprained ankle

They've got a little swag with
them, so tonight, there really
wasn't much to be said."

Caron Butler scored 19
points for the Wizards, who
matched their franchise's slow-
est start by dropping to 4-16 for
the first time since the 1966-67
Baltimore Bullets.

"You saw the best team in
the. league," Wizards interim
coach Ed Tapscott said. "And
in case you weren't watching,
it wasn't us. It wasthem."

In the only other NBA games
Thursday night, Dallas beat

_ Charlotte 95-90, and Utah beat

Portland 97-88.

The Wizards led 12-11 about
4 minutes in on a 9-foot floater
by Antawn Jamison.

That's when Allen — and
Boston — got in gear. He com-
pleted a four-point play to start

a 19-5 run, putting the Celtics .

ahead 30-17 with about 2? min-

utes left in the first quarter.
Allen scored 13 points in the

first quarter with four 3s, com-

- bining with Pierce's 10 points

to outscore the Wizards all by

themselves. The period ended -

with the Celtics ahead 36-21.
Washington never got closer
than 10 the rest of the way.
"They punched us in the
mouth," Tapscott said. "It's like
Mike Tyson says, ‘Everybody's
got a plan, until they get
punched in the mouth. Then
you'll find out if the plan holds
or not.' They punched us in the

. mouth, and our plan didn't
hold. So we've got to strength-

en our plan."

And as for the Celtics' plan?
How does it compare to a year
ago?

"We're winning games, but I
don't know if we're better,"
Rivers said. "Matter of fact, I
would say we're not yet."

Pierce, who contributed eight
assists and six rebounds and
went 12-for-12 on free throws,
isn't quite ready to make the
comparison.

"We don't know yet. That
question is yet to be found out,"
he said. "It's just only a quarter
of the season over with. Ask
me April 18, and I'll give you a
better answer."

That, of course, is the day the
playoffs begin.

Mavericks 95, Bobcats 90
At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki hit

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(left) and forward Antawn Jamison during the first quarter of Thursday’s

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a key 3-pointer with less than 30
seconds to play and finished
with 23 points to help Dallas
beat trade-depleted Charlotte.

Jason Terry had 26 points for
the Mavericks, who are 10-0
against the Bobcats.

Emeka Okafor had a season-
high 27 points and 17 rebounds
for Charlotte.

The Bobcats were short-
handed after the trade Wednes-
day that sent Jason Richardson,
Jared Dudley and a 2010 sec-
ond-round draft pick to the
Phoenix Suns for Raja Bell,
Boris Diaw and Sean Single-







CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas
is expected to miss at least two games after spraining his left
ankle in a win at Philadelphia on Wednesday, the second sig-
nificant Cleveland player to go down with an injury this week.

Ilgauskas rolled his ankle when he tried to block former
teammate Donyell Marshall's shot in the fourth quarter and
came down on the foot of the 76ers forward. The 7-foot-3
Ilgauskas, who had reconstructive surgery on his left foot a few
years back, was able to limp to the locker room without assis-
tance.

X-rays taken on Ilgauskas' ankle were negative, but the
Cavaliers, who have won 10 straight games and are 18-1 since
Nov. 3, said he will sit out Friday's home game against Philadel-
phia. The team called it a moderate sprain but did not provide
a timetable on Ilgauskas' return in its statement and said his
status will be "updated as appropriate."

General manager Danny Ferry believes Ilgauskas will also
miss Cleveland's game on Saturday in Atlanta, the first stop on
a four-game road trip.

Ilgauskas' injury came one game after reserve guard Daniel
Gibson was lost for two weeks when he sprained a big toe ina
win over Toronto.

Without Ilgauskas, the Cavs' leading rebounder at 7.6 per
game, coach Mike Brown will have to juggle his starting line-
up as well as the minutes for his reserves.

Anderson Varejao could take Ilgauskas' place in the start-
ing lineup, but that would mean he would be playing alongside
Ben Wallace. Neither big man is known for their offensive

skills, so Brown may opt to move LeBron James from small °

forward to power forward and'start Wally Szczerbiak up front
with Wallace.

Ilgauskas has been playing some of the best ball of his
career this season. He's averaging 14.8 points and became
Cleveland's career rebounding leader in the win over the
Raptors.



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AMY of JOE -FARRINGTON ROAD, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying, to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of DECEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send
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2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
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Jazz 97, Trail Blazers 88

At Salt Lake City, Mehmet
Okur scored 21 of his 27 points
in the first half and added 10
rebounds for Utah.

Paul Millsap had his 10th
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e Dr Conville Brown, considered a
pioneer in the field of cardiology in the
Bahamas, celebrated his 50th birthday
Mardi Gras style on Friday, November
21.

The party was well-attended by fami-
ly, friends, patients, colleagues and
political personalities. Among those
who spoke at the event were United
States Ambassador Ned Siegel, Bishop
Neil Ellis and Rev Terrance G Morri-
son. The master of ceremonies for the
bash was Ed Fields, senior vice-presi-
dent of in charge of public affairs at
Atlantis.

Catering was provided by Chef Den-
nis Dean, live music by Visage, a fire
dance performance by Angelique of
The Falcons, fireworks by Fireworks
Unlimited, and entrance and table
décor by Floral Arts.

(L-R) VIRGINIA Fox shows her
love for her son Dr Conville Brown.

FAIR!

SUPPORTING Staff - (I-r) Laurika Flowers, medical representative of
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(L R) DR Conville Brown and Dr
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(L-R) VAN-"
DETTE. Smith,
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Brown, Eunice
Thompson,
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Brown a haema-
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gist; Dr Conville
Brown a cardiolo-
gist; Chelsea

Brown and Corey

Brown, both stu-
dents at St Augus-
tine College.