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The Tribune
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2008
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@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
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Police say PRIVATE AIRCRAFT CRASH LANDS
incident 3

happened
in the Mud

H By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE are investigating a case of arson
after fire engulfed a portion of male dormi-
tory number one at the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre yesterday.

‘This came as the Ministry of Immigration.
made preparations to carry out repatriation
exercises that could take off as early as today.

According to Immigration Minister
Branville McCartney, his department plans to”
send around 66 illegal Haitians back home on
two flights carrying 33 people aboard each.

“We hope to send some more back before

SEE page eight
Mitchell calls for PM to step | down



Branville McCartney

AN ABACO community is

left in shock after an argument

- between two men turned dead-
ly, according to police. -

In an area of the Marsh Har-
bour community, referred to as
the Mud, police report that
around 5 o’clock Monday after-
noon an argument broke out
between two men believed to
be of Haitian descent, which
resulted in one man being killed
at the scene by a single bullet.

- Acting Police Commissioner
Reginald Ferguson said that
based on initial police reports,
the deceased is believed to be in

his early 30s and a resident of

that community.

SEE page nine

THE AIRCRAFT crash-landed Evil its main:-landing gears collapsed.

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

FREEPORT - A small private aircraft
crash landed at Grand Bahama Interna-
tional Airport on Sunday morning after its
main landing gears collapsed during touch
down.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming said five per-
sons were onboard the white twin-engine

occurred around 11.30am at runway 24.

The aircraft, with registration number
C6DAB, was being piloted by Brevis Cox,
33, of Yellow Elder Gardens, New Provi-
dence. ;

Mr Cox took off from the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport around 10.50am
with four passengers — Ashnell Miller,
21, of Caravel Beach, Freeport, Thera Sey-
mour, 19, Swaziland Crescent, New Provi-

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Chaotic day leaves hundreds of
Bahamasair passengers stranded

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

HUNDREDS of Bahamasair passengers
were stranded, both in Miami and in Nassau
on Friday, during a chaotic day when mechan-
ical failures and illness among flight crew con-
tributed to a major logjam of flights during

Travellers criticised the airline’s handling of
the delay, saying Miami staff never apolo-
gised for the delays and claiming they felt
“misled” when repeatedly told the flights

SEE page nine

FROM LEFT: Pastor Rex Major, Advocate
Alfred Stewart, Bishop John Humes, President
of the Jewish congregation John Hoffer and
Jay Koment.

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

OPPOSITION spokesman on
Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell
has called on the prime minister
to step down as leader of the
FNM at the end of his third non-
consecutive term in office.

He lambasted Prime Minis-
ter, Hubert Ingraham's leader-
ship style as overbearing and
full of "inconsistencies" citing
recent conflicting statements by
Mr Ingraham on Petro Caribe

and diversification of the econ- ;
omy. He added that the PLP is:
now scrutinising the future lead-»
ers of the FNM as the party gal-:
vanises towards the 2012 elect
tion.
et think he's overstayed his
. he's de-energised. I think’
that he is not really paying .
attention to the government and:
at the same time his style of gov-
ernance is to be minister of’
everything and when you do

that, you start running into mis-

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first day of Hanukkah yesterday.
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THE TRIBUNE

Some Bahamas car dealers optimistic — despite US crisis

& By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net



THE AUTO industry crisis
hitting the United States and
Japan is not affecting some car

Take An

Additional

dealers in the Bahamas, who
remain optimistic about business.

As the US government dished
out $17.4 billion in emergency
loans to General Motors and
Chrysler, Japan’s auto giant Toy-

ota reported an expected loss of

150 billion yen, or $1.7 billion —
the first loss in 70 years in its core
vehicle making business.

Toyota saw its sales drop 33.9
per cent in November, while GM
suffered a 41 per cent decline and
needs $11 billion to pay the bills.

Chrysler will halt vehicle pro-

‘ duction for the next month while

it organises a $4 billion revamp in
federal loans.

The US’s third largest auto
company has had its production
capacity reduced by 1.2 million

Our Already 30%
Discounted Prices

units since August 2007, and cut
33,000 jobs. But Chrysler dealer
Ben Albury at Bahamas Bus and
Truck said business is better now
than. it has been in months, and
the operations manager is not
concerned about the auto indus-
try going under with government
bailouts. “I have more cars than I
need and more.are always avail-
able,” Mr Albury said. “The US
government wouldn’t allow them
to shut down because it would
affect thousands of jobs, and have
an effect on a much broader scale

‘than just the auto industry.”

More cars:have been sold at
Bahamas Bus and Truck in Mon-

trose Avenue this month than in
the last three; and Mr Albury has
sold 20 more vehicles so far in
December than throughout
November.

He said: “Any business in the
world right now is slower than a
year ago, and I wouldn’t say we’re
not, feeling anything, but I have
been here for 13 years and I have
seen slower times.

“We are still paying our staff
and bills and we continue to
remain profitable when a lot of
different companies are not prof-
iting, so I feel confident that we |
will weather the storm better than
most.” ,

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GB Police
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shooting of
man, 29

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police are investigat-
ing the shooting of a 29-year-
old man at the Mason Lodge
Hall on Sunday evening.

The victim, who has been
identified as Sylvanus Stra-
chan of Fawcett Lane, was
attending a party when an
unknown gunman opened fire

inside the lodge hall, shooting .

him in the abdomen.

Mr Strachan is detained in
stable condition at the hospi- -
tal. The motive for the shoot- .
ing is unknown at this time.

Chief Superintendent Basil
Rahming said persons were
attending a social function
held at the Lodge Hall on East
Sunrise Highway around
11.30pm when the incident
occurred.

Mr Rahming said patrons
reported hearing a loud noise
and then saw a young man
running from the lodge hall
toward the highway. The sus-
pect got into a waiting vehicle
which then sped away.

Shortly afterwards it was
discovered that Mr Strachan
had been shot. He was taken
to Rand Memorial Hospital
for treatment.

Mr Rahming said police are
continuing their investigation
into incident.

Anyone who has informa-
tion that can assist police with
their investigation is asked to
call the Central Detective
Unit at 350-3089.

St Albans Drive
resident, 38,
denies charge
of stealing

aur

A 38-year-old of St Albans
Drive accused of stealing
$2,000 by reason of employ-
ment was arraigned in a
Magistrate’s Court on Fri-
day.

Eduige Belot was
arraigned on the charge
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel in Court 8, Bank
Lane. It is alleged in the
court dockets that Belot,
between Saturday, Novem-
ber 1, and Tuesday, Decem-
ber 16, stole from Alley
LaFleur cash in the amount
of $2,000.

Belot pleaded not guilty to .

the charge and was granted
bail in the sum of $7,500.
The case was adjourned to
July 2, 2009."

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

MEMBER of Parliament for
Fox Hill Fred Mitchell yester-
day defended his suggestion
that government purchase the
abandoned Royal Oasis resort
in Grand Bahama in an effort to
restore employment and eco-
nomic vitality to that island.

His comments came after
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham reportedly dismissed his
suggestion in another daily and
said the government was not in
the business of running hotels.
During his monthly press brief-
ing, Mr Mitchell criticised the
prime minister for what he
called SO ACICHONE in these
statements.

"The government is. out of
the hotel business, we got out of
the business, we're going to stay
out of the business, and we're
not going back into the busi-
ness," the prime minister was
_ quoted as say-
jing. "While I
‘| have great sym-
pathy (for) and
supported the
government's
| entry into the
hotel sector in

S 1974... The
Hubert overnment.,
Ingraham. stayed in too

long, and lost too
much money by staying in too
long. I was pleased to get out
of the business by disposing of
all the hotels in Grand Bahama,
and the one in Eleuthera, and
two of the three in Nassau.’And
I supported (Perry) Christie's
government when it got rid of
the last one. And hope that we
never have to go back into a
business that we know nothing
about and have demonstrated
that we have no competence to
deal with whatsoever".

Said Mr Mitchell yesterday:
"It is interesting that Mr Ingra-
ham says now that he agreed
with Perry Christie to sell the
Cable Beach Hotel. This again

contradicts what he said during... : :}

his campaign that he disagreed
with its sale. It also flies in the

‘face of what seemed to many

in the PLP as a deliberate effort
by Mr Ingraham’s government
to wreck the plans for the Baha

Mar development of Cable

Beach". 5

While he saying is not an
advocate for government-run
hotels, Mr Mitchell claimed the
government's policy of buying
hotels "was a roaring success"
as it saved jobs and spurred
development.

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his hotel, the government of the
Bahamas would have little
choice but to take the property
off his hands to save the jobs.
The situation then is equally as
grave in Grand Bahama where
it will be at least a year before
the Harcourt Group is able to
find money to start their pro-
ject. In the meantime, capital
in the form of the hotel plant
in Grand Bahama is idle and
unused," he said.

The Royal Oasis property
closed in 2004 after damage

“It is interesting
that Mr Ingraham
says now that he
agreed with Perry
Christie to sell the

‘Cable Beach

Hotel. This again
contradicts what
he said during his
campaign that he
disagreed with its
sale.”

Fred Mitchell

from two major hurricanes.

Mr Mitchell also voiced con-
cerned about the state of the
tourism product in Nassau.

In an effort to help re-brand
Dowdeswell Street — an area of
"jll-repute" at night — he said
he will soon tap a number of
businessmen about possibly
turning it into a hotspot for
tourists.

"I am thinking that it may be
possible under the new legisla-

_ tion to come together and

develop Dowdeswell Street as a
bed and breakfast area for

tourists who are interested in
that kind of experience.

"It would mean the purchase
or lease of properties in the area

and their redevelopment as bed

and breakfast establishments,

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PAGE 4, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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IT IS ABOUT time that someone
reminded PLP Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
that the general election is over and that we
have another four years to go before.anoth-
er is called.

Mr Mitchell should also. be reminded °

that the FNM won'that election and,
although former prime minister Perry
Christie seemed stunned by the results and
reluctant to move on, he eventually relin-
quished his position as head of state.

In 2007 the Bahamian people elected
Hubert Ingraham as their prime minister
with a five year mandate.

He has four more years to serve out his
term before wasting time deciding if he
will run for office again in 2012.

But Mr Mitchell, who is busy “testing

the waters” to find out his own chances.

for a leadership position in his party —
preferably party leader within striking dis-
tance of becoming prime minister in 2012

— is urging Mr Ingraham to agree now to

step down at the next election.

We can understand Mr Mitchell — who
never lets an idea rest once it gets lodged in
his brain — fearing a: a run against Mr Ingra-
ham.

He knows that he would have no chitite
against such a formidable opponent.

So already he is starting to clear his path
to the throne.

Mr Mitchell seems irked that Mr Ingra-
ham — like most Bahamians — is too busy
trying to discover how to ease the suffering
of a Bahamian people faced with a bleak
economic future than to pay any attention
to the Mitchell side show.

Yesterday Mr Mitchell called what he
later described as his last monthly brief-
ing in the Opposition Room of the House
of Assembly..

We are not certain if it was the last for
the year, or the last in the Opposition
Room or whether he was abandoning his
press briefings for good.

It would seem that these briefings should
be done by either Opposition Leader Per-
‘ry Christie, who shies away from such ses-
sions, or PLP chairman, ey: Hanna-
Martin.

But, obviously, true to form, Mr Mitchell
has elected himself party spokesman.

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And it appears that Mr Ingraham is to be
his brief.

As we all know Mr Mitchell’s nature, we
can expect that, like the proverbial dog
who never lets a bone go once he gets it
between its teeth, the demand for Mr
Ingraham to step down will be echoed

throughout the country for the next four

years.

He will so chew on that bone that
Bahamians will cease to hear his.message.

No wonder FNM Chairman Johnley
Ferguson laughed off Mr.Mitchell’s state-
ments yesterday at his “last” briefing. What
Mr Mitchell was sayirig to Mr Ingraham
was what he desperately, wants to say to
PLP party leader Perry Christie. Move
over, PC, “it’s really time for another gen-
eration” was the Mitchell message. We
hope Mr Christie understood for whom it
was meaut.

"It's a red-herring,” said Mr Ferguson.
“Mr Mitchell has a leader who is older
than Mr Ingraham, and instead of putting
Mr Christie up who he wants to talk about,
he puts Mr Ingraham up.

“Because if he puts Mr Christie up, the
PLP will eat him alive. What he is saying
about Mr Ingraham is really what he wants
to\tell Mr Christie."

And Bahamians are sniggering behind
the back of their hands as they see Mr
Mitchell’s pathetic attempt to transform
himself into “our brother Barack”.

Like President-elect Obama, Mr Mitchel-
l’s mission is “to promote the ideas for
change.”

“All I say is you cannot simply talk the
language of change,” said Mr-Mitchell.
“You must change. Everyone wants to talk
change, but when it comes to change no
one wants to change.”

As soon as Mr Mitchell gets more deeply
into his transformation, we expect to hear
our balmy nights punctuated with the tri-
umphant cheer: “Yes, we can!”

Of course, hot air is being blown into Mr
Mitchell’s over inflated ego by several blog-
gers who liken him to the Bahamas’ own
Barack Obama.

_We know that miracles do happen — |
_ but Fred Mitchell becoming a Barack Oba-

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by a friend in the United States.
I think it so appropriate to our
problems here that I would like
The Tribune to publish it.

It is certainly food for ©

thought. Where they mentioned
“America”, I substituted the
word Bahamas. Following is the
extract:

True ... God bless the par-
ents, who drugged us.

The other day, a friend read
that a Methamphetamine lab
had been found in an old farm-
house in another country and
he asked me a rhetorical ques-
tion: “Why didn’t we have a
drug problem when you and I
were growing up?”

I replied, I had a drug prob-
lem when I was young I was
drug to church on Sunday
morning.

I was drug to church for wed-
dings and funerals.

ass

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I was drug to family reunions
and community socials no mat-
ter the weather. ;

I was drug by my ears when I
was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to the figura-
tive woodshed when I dis-
obeyed my parents, told a lie,
brought home a less than
acceptable report card, did not
speak with respect, spoke ill of
the teacher or the preacher, or if
I didn’t put-forth my best effort

in everything that was asked of

me.
I was drug: to the kitchen sink
to have my mouth washed out
with soap if I uttered a profan-
ity.

I was drug out to pull weeds
in mom’s' garden and

flowerbeds sometimes fill in for

- Dad’s yard man.

‘I was drug to the homes of
family, friends and neighbours
to help out some poor soul who
had no one to mow the yard, or
make some home repair; and,
if my mother had ever suspect-
ed that I took a single dime as a
tip for this kindness, she would
have drug me in search of a big
switch.

Those drugs are still in my
veins and they affect my behav-
iour in everything I think, say,
or do.

They are stronger than
cocaine, crack, or heroin, and, if

- today’s children had this kind

of drug problem, the Bahamas
would be a better place.

God bless the parents. who
drugged us.

ELLIS SHAD
Nassau,
December, 2008.

Leave our exemption alone

EDITOR, The Tribune.

- IT seems like every year around at this yuletide
season: the Chamber of Commerce, our+local busi-
ness houses and others look for excuses for sagging

sales.

The one thing our business owners always seem to
want to point to is our exemption quota.

’ Cut the $300 duty exemption is always the cry. By
doing this they claim that Bahamians would be
encouraged to shop more at home, but this is not the

- case.

For the past 60 years or more ever since Bahami-.
ans started flying, going to Miami at Christmas time
has become almost like a pilgrimage.

I recall the now defunct Pan American and
Bahamas Airways how they advertised this year
énd package deal which included the college footbalf
championship game which was commonly referred
to as the “classics.” We can recall in 1966 just after
we changed from British sterling to local dollars
how the old Bahamas Airways advertised “$27.00
round trip airfare to Miami.” So the whole idea was
for Bahamians to make the trip, enjoy the games and
do some shopping at the same time. This concept is
nothing new and I cry shame on the Bahamas Cham-

ber of Commerce and our local businesses for con-
tinuously bringing up this notion that our govern-

ment should cut out our “exemption.” —
This island called New Providence is only 21 by
seven or about 58 square miles and Bahamians

should be encouraged to travel at least once a’ year

in order to maintain one’s sanity from the criminal
element and other turmoil that exists in our society.
The days of the “classics” at the Orange Bowl
are just about history now for our latest generation
of travelling Bahamians, but the thrill and joy of

going away at Christmas time is still very much a part

a) service,

Nassau,

of our culture. Just ask the personnel at Bahamasair.
how important this yuletide travelling season is to
them from a business outlook.
What our Chamber of Commerce and local busi-
_ hess merchants should be Soncenm Aung on are,

b) quality ‘of product,

c) competitive pricing,

d) policing your business and

e) getting full productivity from your employees.
BRIAN O CLARKE

December 18, 2008.

Too many bus drivers are setting a bad example

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please publish this open letter
to the Road Traffic Depart-
ment.

Dear Mr Rahming,

I rode on a PTAB No. 7 bus
today, NP 369. I could not believe
what this driver was doing —
shelling peanuts out of his win-
dow and letting the shells fall in
the street as he drove as well as
while he waited in traffic.

When I was certain this is what

he was doing, I shouted, “Driver, °

are you littering?” His response
was something about providing

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something for people to clean up.
Foolishly implying, I suppose, that
he was aiding in the creation of
jobs.

Shocked and too upset at this
example for the passengers on his
bus, some of them quite young
still and impressionable, and not

wanting to debate foolishness, I:

said not another word.

It got worse. A passenger sit-
ting up front, facing the passen-
gers, upon a seat near the driver,
collecting as passengers got off,
had a bottle, of whatever he’d
been drinking, in a bag.

There I was complaining about
peanut shells.

We got on, I think it’s Balfour
Avenue, and out of the door he
throws his empty bottle when the
bus paused to let passengers off.

If I was speechless before, I
was livid now.

What absolutely amazing
things — what irresponsible
behaviour one encounters on our
public buses.

Is there no school through
which these bus drivers must pass
to learn responsible behaviour —
to come to understand the roles

of leadership they’re in?

I see drivers do, over and over
again, things which are quite
unlawful — consuming alcohol
while driving, for example — as if
their passengers were blind.

To see and say nothing makes
us passengers accomplices — sug-
gest we sanctioned, approved
their transgressions which we wit-
ness.

I do not approve. I want to see
them set the highest examples of
citizenship and of love for law
and order.

Too many of them make their
own rules and set the worst and
the lowest examples.

Another quarter has been
added to the bus fare but the ser-
vice has not improved, the unnec-
essary, annoying, unbearable
entertainment has not been elim-
inated.

I often walk long distances to
avoid having to get on these bus-
es at all.

An unhappy customer.

OBEDIAH SMITH
Nassau,
December, 2008.

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Man in court on drug.
possession changes

A 29-YEAR-OLD man was
arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court’:
yesterday on marijuana and }
cocaine possession charges. i

It is alleged that Aaron Arm- ;
brister of Petty Court Lane was :
found in possession of a quantity :
of marijuana on Sunday, Decem- :
ber 21, which authorities believed :
he intended to supply to anoth- ;
er. It is further alleged that on the :
same day, Armbrister was found ;
in possession of a quantity of :
cocaine which authorities believed :
he intended to supply to anoth- }
er. Armbrister, who appeared }
before Magistrate Carolita Bethel :
in Court 8, Bank Lane, pleaded :

not guilty to the charges. Accord- ;'

ing to the prosecutor, Inspector :
Ercell Dorsette, Armbrister was :
allegédly found in possession of :
two pounds of marijuana as well :
as 20 packages containing 30 :
grammes of cocaine. ;

Armbrister was also charged }
with resisting arrest and causing }
damage. Court dockets allege that :
Armbrister on Sunday, Decem- :
ber 21, resisted the lawful arrest of :
Police Constables 3218 Rolle and :
1498 Murphy. It is also alleged :
that Armbrister caused $50 worth :

of damage to Constable Rolle’s

uniform. Armbrister pleaded not :
guilty to the charges. Armbrister :
was remanded to Her Majesty’s :
Prison and returns to court on }
December 24 for a bail hearing. :

The accused is represented by ; |

lawyer Cecil Hilton. :

@ A MAN was ordered to }
receive counselling after admit- }
ting that he sent “annoying” text :
messages for several months to a }
person he thought was his ex-girl- :
friend, but was actually a woman
police officer. ;

Fernard Decade, 20, of Allan
Drive, appeared before Chief ;
Magistrate Roger Gomez in }
Court One, Bank Lane, yester- :
day, charged with unlawful use of }
the telecommunications system
In the court dockets it is alleged :
that Decade, between July and :
December, sent text and voice }
messages to the cellular telephone }
number of Valencia Roberts, to :
her annoyance and inconvenience. :

Decade pleaded guilty to the }
charge and was ordered by the :
presiding Magistrate to receive :
counselling. :

He was also bound over to}
keep the peace for one year and :
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BPSU claims 112 IT staff have not

had salary increases since 2003

m@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

MORE than 100 angry public
servants have been waiting
more than five years for pro-
motions and salary upgrades
due to a hold on information
technology pay scale amend-
ments, according to the
Bahamas Public Service Union.

‘-BPSU president John Pinder
said around 112 IT personnel in
various government ministries
and agencies have not received
any salary increases since 2003.

In-every government depart-
ment, these IT personnel ensure
that computers and related
equipment are maintained and
upgraded, and also deal with
any malfunctioning soitware or
hardware.

Blaming the government for
dragging its feet on the issue,
Mr Pinder said a union task
force has been doing its part to
make sure these workers can
be promoted.

Regarding the work of this
task force, he said: “We are at
the point where the first phase
has been completed, and that
first phase speaks to persons
who were on the IT scales, and
those who had IT qualifications
or were performing IT functions
being transferred to the IT
scales.”

‘With the initial work of the
task force completed, Mr Pinder
said that a report was submitted
to Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing to review in
August. -

The second phase — inter-
viewing people with IT qualifi-
cations who are not performing
IT functions at this time — has
also been completed.

“Tt’s the minister responsible
for public service Zhivargo
Laing who is: holding this
process up now, because the
task force did its work and he
sought to send the report to
someone else to put in more
input and remarks. They are
actually retarding the process
at this time,” Mr Pinder said.

_ The BPSU Y presidents said that

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recognition of the need for an
IT pay scale, which first took
place in January 2006, paved
the way for those operating in
that capacity to receive retroac-
tive compensation from then
until now.

Mr Pinder added that.some
IT workers who were denied

. promotions because IT scales

were absent should receive
retroactive adjustments as far
back as 2003.

Mr Laing told The Tribune
that the IT scale amendments
are an important step for many
IT personnel.

“That is an ongoing exercise
and we are making progress in
respect to bringing that to com-
pletion,” said Mr Laing.

When.asked how long it

would take to’make the neces-:

sary adjustments to the IT pay
scale, Mr Laing said: “The mat-
ter is under consideration and
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at me with a dying spirit in its eyes.
This is the climax of Giddae, a
voodoo ceremony held nation-wide
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celebrating life.

A wrinkled elderly woman sits
atop the slaughtered beast, her face
covered with white powder and
shaded by huge sun glasses. She
dons the white robe and purple
headdress as the others do at the
ceremony.

She has played the important
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stained by the blood of the slaugh-
tered beast.

Cornmeal is sprinkled onto the
goat by other prominent figures in
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supporters
celebrating
his historical

life. they focus on the very essential
aspect of procreation.

New York, November 4: I stand
in the centre of Time Square.
Somehow I have managed to make
my way to the forefront of ABC’s
newscast location on the street.
“Yes We Can” was the cry echoing
throughout the city's neon streets
moments after the announcement
of president-elect Barak Hussein
Obama.

‘There were white people, black
people and all colours and ethnici-
ties in between, hopefully wringing
their hands and shedding tears of
joy and disbelief. They watched the
historic saga unfold on mammoth
monitors towering high above the
hundreds. of thousands of people
chanting in unison "Barak....Oba-
ma, Barak....Obama".

"IT can't believe we did it, we
actually did it," a man said to me
with tears in his eyes. "I am 36 years
old, man, and this is the first time
that I've ever voted. There is no

‘excuse now man, that's what I

believe and that's what I tell my

children when I go home. Anything ,

is possible now."

Walking through the crowd of
those celebrating, now forming
large groups and pep rallies, anoth-
er man extends his hand and shakes
mine, "We don't have to worry any-
more, we all have jobs now. We
don't have to worry about food

now, I ain't gonna starve. We are .

finally gonna get our economy
back."

I smile and shrug my head in dis-
belief. Some people were not just
voting for Obama for president
they were actually voting for him as
the savior of not only the country
but of the modern world. Some-
how I got the impression that there
were people out there who really
believed that Obama would walk
into the White House then travel
the world on Air Forcé One waving
a magic wand, healing the world of
all the social and economic ills
affecting us all.

I was drawn into another large
crowd gathered under the spotlights
of a nearby movie cinema which
dramatically lighted the passionate
victory dances of the crowd
beneath. They were chanting "Oba-
ma bomaye!" (translated Obama:
kill him, reminiscent of the popular

GIDDAE
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moments
after the

Zimbabwe cry "Ali Bomaye"
chanted in the days leading up to
and during Mohammad Ali's his-
toric 'Rumble in the Jungle’ fight
against George Foreman in 1974).

Moving further into the centre
of the crowd I came upon a white
man and a black man, both hug-
ging a life size cut out of Barak .
Obama sandwiched between them.
They were jumping up and down in
jubilation leading the crowd in
impromptu songs, stopping to give
an occasional speech or two on the
significance of the moment and
their feelings of elation. It was def-
initely a most joyous occasion.

A Jewish young man then breaks
through the crowd caped in a large
American flag, he reaches the cen-
tre of the mob and raises it high.
Everyone grabs to cling to it. With
clenched fists of red white and blue,
people of all colours, genders, ages
and ethnicities hold tightly to their
flag; the reaffirming symbol of
promise and hope. They continued

’ ‘their songs of peace and of homage

to Barak Obama.

Viewing the state of mind and
the emotional extremes these peo-
ple.were experiencing in their des-
perate hope for change, I found it

_ very comparable to the voodoo cer-

emony I had witnessed just hours
before in Haiti. It was*as though
they were in a trance.

-They conjured up hope and
allowed it to possess them leading
to physical catharsis, spiritual cries -
and a fostering of unity that tran-
scended the self; in order for this
change to come it had to be of a
unity of one, not just of one type.

This is what I had journeyed all
this way to witness, the universal

nature of man to come together as

one, to unify in times of hardship in
order to reach a common goal for
the betterment of the collective;
the intrinsic need for man to have
something to believe in; the uni-
versal nature of man to express
himself in song and dance. We have
all seen it played out on television
screens from places all over the
world.

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takes and I think that's what
the issue is here.. It's really
time for another generation,"
the Fox Hill MP told reporters
yesterday at what he said was
to be the last of his monthly
press briefings in the Opposi-

tion Room in the House of

Assembly.

Mr Ingraham served two
consecutive terms as the
nation's chief between 1992
and 2002. At that time he said
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However, Mr Ingraham later
said he meant he would only
serve two consecutive terms,
and not two collectively.

When asked whether he will
seek a fourth term in office at
his second 'meet-the-press'
event earlier this month, Mr
Ingraham said he was focused
on the job at hand and airected
reporters to get back to him in
two years time.

Yesterday, FNM Chairman
Johnley Ferguson laughed off
Mr Mitchell's statements and
accused him of trying to divert
the issue of a leadership chal-
lenge from the PLP onto the
FNM. ©

"It's a red- herring, Mr
Mitchell has a leader who is
older than Mr Ingraham, and
instead of putting Mr Christie
up who he wants to talk about,
he puts Mr Ingraham up.
Because if he puts Mr Christie
up, the PLP will eat him alive.
What he is saying about Mr
Ingraham is really what he
wants to tell Mr Christie."

On whether Mr Ingraham
will offer himself for another
term, the chairman said:
"We're still three and a half
years from the next election so
there's no discussion on that
at this time. And Hubert
Ingraham doesn't waste time,

he doesn't need a year to

decide whether or not he will
run again. And when we got
something we'll tell you."
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ter Carl Bethel, State Finance
Minister Zhirvargo Laing and
State Immigration Minister
Branville McCartney as possi-
ble successors to Mr Ingraham.
"I am certainly looking at all
of them so we can see what we
have to do to meet an organi-
sation. with them at its head.
Indeed we have to also allow
for the real possibility of Mr
Ingraham staying, infected as
he is with the disease that
many leaders have (of) not
knowing when it is time to go.
This is his third time and
enough is enough. Mr Ingra-
ham needs to step down: So in
this respect Mr Christie is not
the issue. Mr Ingraham is."
Referencing the country's

deputy prime minister in par-
ticular, Mr Mitchell said race
should not be an issue to his
prospective candidacy.

"The question for example
when people look at Brent
Symonette, I see this organ-
ised campaign that's going on
and making comparisons with
the United States— to me the
wrong question is being asked
by the pundits. I would say
race is an irrelevant factor to
the choice of who leads this
country.

“The question is compe-
tence, the question is are you
relevant to the country, the
question is can you actually
lead people.

“Do you connect to people,
do you connect. with their
themes? And those questions
have to be asked of every sin-
gle one of those names that I
listed.

Pastors wait in vain

FROM page one

joined pastor Alfred Stewart from Mount Zion Baptist Church
who had called on the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) at
lpm yesterday to put back the menorah. ~

The symbolic candelabra was taken down after some Anglican
and Greek Orthodox Christians complained.

But the action sparked a row in the community, and a number of

Christian pastors have called for the Menorah to be put back up.

Mr Basden told The Tribune that the menorah would be rein-
stated on Bay Street on December 12, however he has not respond-
ed to calls since, and it is still absent from downtown Nassau 10 days
later,

Pastor Stewart said: “We believe the vast majority of Christians
in the Bahamas do not find the placement of the menorah deco-
ration in Rawson Square to be in any way offensive, especially in
light of the fact Christianity is rooted in the Jewish faith. ,

“We also believe that in a world of rising anti-Semitism, the
removal of the menorah might send the wrong message to our
local Jewish community, and to the rest of the world.”

Replacing the symbol would also be better for business as Jew-
ish people who make up a large percentage of tourists, and some of
Nassau’s most important business executives, would appreciate
the gesture.

BEC Chairman Fred Gottlieb was away when the menorah was
removed. In his opinion it should never have been taken down. He
also felt it should be put back right away.

However, others at BEC must agree with him before anything is
done, he said.

“T have absolutely no objection morally, religiously or on any oth-
er grounds to the menorah being put up there, but I am not ina
position to make that decision myself,” Mr Gottlieb said.

Meanwhile Christian pastors are losing patience.

Disappointed by BEC’s failure to respond to his call, Pastor
Stewart said: “Monday marked the beginning of the Hanukkah fes-
tival and we felt it would be very appropriate that in recognition of
and respect for the significance of this festival — the cleansing
and rededication of the second Temple — that the menorah be rein-

stated.

“We wish to reaffirm our solidarity with and support for Israel

and the Jewish ‘people. Christians“and’ Jews worship ‘the same"

God.”
- FROM page one

Christmas,” said Mr McCart-
ney. “We’re trying to send peo-
ple home for the holidays.”

Among the 66 Haitians to be
sent back, are 50 who were
picked up by the Defence Force
near Inagua yesterday.

Mr: McCartney said the
planes will be sent to pick those’
persons up from Inagua and fly

_ them directly to Haiti.

According to him, because
of the number of illegal immi-
grants who have been repatri-
ated recently, there is ample
housing in other dormitories at
the detention centre for the 21

‘people who were occupying the

now fire ravaged building.
Assistant Police Superinten-
dent Hulan Hanna said the dor-
mitory fire started some time
after 9.30 in the morning. There
were no reported injuries.
According to him, the illegal
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Arson fire

facility had to be evacuated, but
were kept on the compound
while fire fighters worked to put
out the blaze.

“Three units responded and
they met one of the dorms fully
involved with fire,” said Mr
Hanna. “The blaze was even-
tually extinguished but the fire
left in its wake extensive dam-
age to that building.”

According to Mr McCartney,
that particular dormitory hous-
es the centre’s Cuban popula-
tion. However, at the time of
the fire other nationalities were
being housed there.

He said police will now con-
duct an extensive investigation
to find the suspect..

“If what we suspect is right,
we will certainly have them
prosecuted to the fullest extent

. of the law,” said Mr McCart-

ney.

11:30p.m.

9:00a.m.

11:30p.m.



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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008, PAGE 9



FROM page one

would leave “within the hour.”

Departures scheduled
throughout the day were set
back by up to eight hours on
Friday, with some that were
due to arrive that afternoon
not landing at Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
until after 2 o’clock the fol-
lowing morning.

Ticket holders complained
that the wait was made worse
because food vouchers, and
extra diapers for infants were
not readily dispersed by
Bahamasair staff, despite the
company’s own policy that
provisions are made available
after four hours.

Passenger Wendy Lowe
said: “It was unacceptable.
Our flight was meant to leave
at 4pm and we didn’t get any
food vouchers until 10pm.
This other guy who was
meant to be on an 11am flight
kept going up to the desk
(with his infant son) and say-
ing: ‘There’s only so much
this (diaper) can hold!’ But
they didn’t have any.”

The 11am flight left Miami
at 18.52pm, the 4pm flight
departed at 1.30am and an
8pm flight shortly after that.

Yesterday Bahamasair’s
general manager, Henry
Woods, called the situation
“very unusual and unfortu-
nate” but added that the com-
pany “tried its best.”

He refuted suggestions that _

passengers would not have
been .provided with “any
necessities.”

Problems began when a
flight attendant on the 9.30am
flight from Nassau to Miami
fainted and had to be taken
to a Florida hospital.

Short of a full crew, the jet ©

was then stuck in Miami
unable to take off on time for
the next morning flight from
Miami to Nassau.

The first Bahamasair flight
that could have taken a
replacement attendant to
Miami, scheduled for 2pm,
failed to fly because it had
mechanical failures. That 2pm
flight was ultimately unable
to leave Nassau until 9.50pm
— after US pre-clearance had

closed at 7.30pm.

This compounded the con-
fusion, as 65 passengers and
their baggage who did not
have US visas had to be
removed from the already

Chaotic day leaves hundreds of
Bahamasair passengers stranded

boarded flight to fly the fol-
lowing morning when U.S.
pre-clearance re-opened.

All passengers who were

able to travel aboard that
plane then had to clear cus-
toms and immigration in the
US, further extending their
already stretched travel
schedules.

Bahamasair staff yesterday
complained that another jet
belonging to the airline that
could have been flown to
Miami to deliver the atten-
dant and pick up the stranded
passengers was sent to Fort
Lauderdale at 3.45pm instead,
allowing for a 5.25pm flight

which had Bahamasair chair-

man J.Barrie Farrington
onboard, to return on time.

“Instead of sending the oth-
er one to Miami (from Nas-
sau at 2pm) and allowing the
delayed (11am) flight to go
first they decided to keep the
Fort Lauderdale on time,” an
employee claimed.

After driving in rush hour
traffic from Fort Lauderdale

‘to Miami, the replacement

attendant arrived for the
flight with only minutes: to
spare before the entire crew
which she was to join would
have “timed out” — having
over run the 14 hour flight
duty time limit, it was
claimed.

“They were potentially cre-
ating an even more huge issue
(by sending the attendant to
Fort Lauderdale). The whole
crew could’ve been stuck in
Miami,” explained the
Bahamasair source.

But yesterday Mr Woods
and director of flight opera-

tions Paulo Cartwright said.

the flight had to go to Fort
Lauderdale as scheduled
because Bahamasair would
otherwise have been in viola-
tion of its “code. share part-
nership” with US Airways.
“We have a lot of US Air-
ways traffic on that who
would connect out of Fort
Lauderdale, so it’s a priority
flight for us because of all
those connecting passengers,”
said Mr Woods. “Had it not
been flying those code share
passengers we would’ve taken
that plane into Miami.”
However, a Bahamasair



staff member said the 2pm
flight into Miami would have
also carried such “priority”
passengers who had connec-
tions to make once in the U.S.

Denying the suggestion that
the plane was sent to Fort
Lauderdale to accommodate
Mr Farrington, Mr Woods
vehemently stated , that
Bahamasair “wouldn’t do
anything of the sort.”

Meanwhile, Mr Cartwright
yesterday said it “just would-
n’t be logical to put standby
crews everywhere we fly.”
Bahamasair services four air-
ports in Florida.

“You've got to weigh the
possibility of something
occurring against the proba-
bility of something occur-
ring,” he said.

Mr Woods said that those
passengers who were incon-
venienced by the delays can
contact Bahamasair about
compensation, although this

‘will not be in the form of a

refund.

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Police say no arrest has yet been made into
this latest shooting, however investigations con-
tinue.

Police also indicate that there may be some
challenges to the investigation because resi-
dents of the predominantly Haitian communi-
ty are usually reluctant to release information.
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31, who jumped off
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PREEPORT — The 31-year-
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while on the ship Seawind on
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search was conducted on Fri-
day and Saturday with no suc-
cess.

According to reports, Sandy
Point police received informa-
tion at about 5.30pm from the
MV Seawind that a male pas-
senger had jumped overboard.

_The vessel was headed Nas-
sau and was three miles off
Sandy Point, Abaco, when the
incident occurred. _

The captain made u-turn in
an attempt to retrieve the man

from the water, but when the
vessel returned to the spot, the
man had disappeared.

Mr Rahming said crew mem-
bers boarded a dinghy and
searched for Walkes, but could
not locate him.

Police officers boarded a pri-
vate vessel and went out to
assist crew members in their

search.

He said the search was called
off at dark on Friday evening.

The Royal Bahamas Defence
Force and United States Coast
Guards resumed the search on
Saturday morhing.

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efforts to locate the missing man
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dancy fund so when these
companies go ‘belly up’ the
little man can go there ina
orderly fashion, make an
application and get some
relief.”

-Mr Ferguson said that
under the proposal the TUC
intends to bring to the gov-
ernment, each employer will
be required to pay into the
fund an amount which will
only be used if the company
ever goes bankrupt.

“It is critically important
that as we take this country
forward to provide for those
who are a fortunate than
us.

“They (investors) come
and we negotiate heads of
agreements, but in those
heads of agreements I see
nothing that reflects the
interest of the little man.

“So we have a duty — when
they come we welcome
them, we facilitate them but
the working man must be
apart of any social arrange-
ment We arrive at in this
country.

“It we do this it will goa
long way,” Mr Ferguson
said.

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hile the selec-

tion process is

complete, the

Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associa-
tions is now putting the final
touches omits annual End of
the Year Awards Presenta-
tion.

This year’s presentation is
scheduled to take place at the
Sandals Royal Bahamian
resort 7pm Saturday, but will
take the form of a reception
with Sir Durward Knowles as
the patron.

“The approach this year is
have a reception as opposed
to a banquet and we have
downsized the price from
$75.00-$100.00 to $35.00
because of the economic times
and most of these kids have
parents who are really strug-
gling,” said BAAA’s public
relations officer Kermit Tay-
lor.

“That.is why we have decid-
ed to go with the reception
this year and most of the kids
have complained that we
allow the banquet to run on
with so much tributes to the
old-timers and other area of
awards that when it gets to -
their awards, they are either
bored and ready to leave.”

Evans said the executive
board has agreed to keep
everything tight and they
intend to make the pro-





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“The approach this
year is have a reception
as opposed to a banquet

and we have downsized -
the price from $75.00-
$100.00 to $35.00

- because of the economic.

times and most of these
kids have parents who
are really struggling.”

— Kermit Taylor

gramme a very compact one
with only the presentation of :
the awards to deserving ath-
letes.

The Royal Bahamas
Defense Force Pop Band is
expected to provide the enter-
tainment.

For the first time this year,
the BAAA has invited the
local journalists to cast their
votes for the Athlete of the
Year, as well as the Senior
Male and Female Athlete of
the Year, the Junior Male and
Female Athlete of the Year
and the Coach of the Year.

The nominees for those
awards are as follows:

Senior Male Athlete

of the Year

e Leevan ‘Superman’ Sands,
the Olympic Games’ triple
jump bronze medallist

e Chris ‘Bay’ Brown, the
World Indoor Champi- ©
onship’s gold medallist and
fourth place finisher in the
400m at the Olympics where
he also anchored the men’s 4 x
400 relay team to the silver
medal

e Shamar Sands lowered his
national 110m hurdle record
while making it to the semifi-
nal at the Olympics

e Andretti Bain won the
NCAA Indoor and Outdoor

400m championship titles;

reached the semifinal of the
men’s 400m and ran the open-
ing leg on the men’s 4 x 400
silver medal relay team at the
Olympics.

Senior Female Athlete

of the Year

e Debbie Ferguson-McKen-
zie was a double seventh place
finisher in the 100 and 200)
final at the Olympics.

e Chandra Sturrup made it





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to the semifinal of the wom-
en’s 100 at the Olympics.

e Christine Amertil made it
to the semis of the women’s
400 at the Olympics.

e Bianca Stuart just missed
making the cut for the
Olympics after she had a stel-
lar collegiate year.

Junior Male Athlete

of the Year

e Aaron Wilmore set a
record in winning the gold in
the under-17 boys 110 hurdles
at the Carifta Games in St
Kitts & Nevis.

e Raymond Higgs won the
men’s high jump at the
National Open Track and
Field Championships after he
won the gold at the Carifta
Games in the under-20 boys
division. He went on to com-
pete at the World Junior

_ Championships, finishing

eighth in the final of the high
jump.
¢ Nejmi Burnside - set a

- record in winning the gold in

the under-17 boys 400 hurdles
at the Carifta Games. He also
competed at the World Junior
Championships where he did-
n’t advance out of the first
round of the men’s 400 hur-
dles.

Junior Female Athlete

of the Year

e Sheniqua ‘Q’ Ferguson
won the bronze in the 100 and
ran the first leg on the wom-
en’s 4x 100 record setting
relay team at Carifta.

She went on to win the gold
in the 100 and the bronze in
the 200 as well as ran the first
leg on the women’s 4 x 100
relay team that finished fourth
at the World Junior Champi-
onships, qualifying for the
Olympics where she ran
through to the second round
of the 200.

e Nivea Smith won the gold
in the 200 and anchored the
women’s record setting 4 x
100 relay team and she also
anchored the women’s 4 x 400
relay team that finished fourth
at Carifta. She also ran at the
World Junior Championships,
advancing to the semifinal of
the 200 and anchoring the 4 x
1 relay team to fourth.

e V’Alonee Robinson won |
the gold in the under-17 girls’
long jump, the bronze in the
100 and ran the second leg on

_ the 4x 1 relay team that got

the bronze at Carifta. She also
ran the lead off leg in-the
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TRIBUNE SPORTS



Devard Darling has best game

of season in loss to Dolphins |

@ By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH his team attempting
to play the role of spoilers in
the AFC playoff race, Devard
Darling had a breakout perfor-
mance in a losing effort.

Darling had his best game of
the season in the Chiefs 38-31
loss to the Miami Dolphins Sun-
day afternoon at Arrowhead
Stadium.

He caught three passes for 69
yards, including a 33 yard touch-
down.

The fourth year receiver
recorded season highs in recep-
tions, yards and touchdowns. |

Darling caught his first score
of the year early in the second
quarter with his team trailing
10-0.

Tyler Thigpen connected with
Darling on the 33 yard pass to
give the Chiefs their first score
of the game.

It was his first touchdown _

catch of the season.

Another big play opportunity
came late in the third quarter
when Thigpen connected with
Darling for a 32 yard gain.

The Chiefs eventually capped
the drive with a score onan
eight yard scramble from Thig-
pen, giving the Chiefs a 28-24
lead.

Darling went over 30 receiv-
ing yards for the first time all
season since week one when he
caught a 68 yard pass.

Darling displayed the big play
ability the Chiefs expected
when they signed him to a
lucrative three year contract in
the offseason after a three year
stint with the Baltimore Ravens.

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his final season with the Ravens. .

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45 yards receiving, including a
four catch, 107 yards, and one
touchdown performance in an

overtime win against Cincinnati.

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NBA Today

By The Associated Press

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, December 23

Philadelphia at Boston (7:30
pm EST). The Celtics (26-2) can
set a team record with their 19th
straight win and an NBA mark
for best start to a season by a
team with two losses.

STARS

Sunday

— LeBron James, Cavaliers,
scored 31 points as Cleveland
finished a four-game road trip
with a 102-91 win over Okla-
homa City.

— Rajon Rondo, Celtics,
scored 18 of his 26 points in the
third quarter to help the Celtics
tie a franchise record with their
18th straight win, 124-105 over
New York. '

EIGH (EEN AND COUNT-
ING

Boston tied a team record by
winning its 18th straight game,
124-105 over New York on Sun-

day night. The Celtics (26-2) can_

break the record Tuesday night
against Philadelphia. The
defending NBA champions also
tied a league record for best
start by a team with two losses.

Coincidentally, Boston tied the .

Knicks and 76ers at 26-2. New
York did it in 1969-70 and
Philadelphia in 1966-67 — each
going on to win NBA titles.

DISAPPEARING ACT

For the fourth game in a row,
Washington was held under 20
points in the fourth quarter. This
time, Jason Kidd took over with
six of his 11 assists in the game's
final 6:05 to help Dallas send
Washington to its sixth straight
loss, 97-86 Sunday night.

HOME FOR THE

HOLIDAYS

Cleveland followed a loss at
Atlanta by winning the final
three games on a road trip that
matched its longest of the sea-
son. Now, the Cavs (23-4) head
home for a three-game homes-
tand:

NO MORE

Mike Bibby put an end to
Detroit's domination of the
Hawks, scoring a season-high
27 points to lead Atlanta to an

85-78 win over the Pistons on,

Sunday. The Pistons swept the
four-game series with the
Hawks last season, but each of
the games came before Atlanta
acquired Bibby from Sacra-
mento on Feb. 16. Detroit had
won 12 of the last 16 games in
the series in Atlanta.

SPEAKING

"The greatest point guard in
the world. The best who's ever
done it. He can always impact
the game even if he doesn't
score any points. He had so
many assists. In the last four
minutes of the game, he totally
controlled the game."

— Dallas' Jason Terry on
Jason Kidd, who had 11 assists
in the Mavericks' 97-86 win in
Washington.

record, win 18th straight

BOSTON (AP) — The
Boston Celtics will only talk
about one streak they're work-
ing on — and pretend not to
notice each time they extend
their win streak.

Rajon Rondo scored 18 of his
26 points in the third quarter
and the Celtics tied their fran-
chise record for consecutive
wins by beating the New York
Knicks 124-105 on Sunday for
their 18th straight victory.

"We did what?" Kevin Gar-
nett said. "We wouldn't know
because we work on our
defense every day."

. The win improved Boston's
to 26-2, matching the NBA
mark for the best start by a
team with two losses. The
Celtics can break the record at
home against the Philadelphia
76ers on Tuesday night.

Coincidentally, Boston tied
both the Knicks and 76ers at
26-2. New York did it in 1969-
70 and Philadelphia in 1966-67
— each going on to win NBA
titles.

After Tuesday, its out to Los
Angeles for a Christmas Day

_rematch against the Lakers,

who the Celtics beat in six
games in last season's NBA
finals.

"We'll talk about Christmas
when Christmas comes," Gar-
nett said. "One game at a time."

In the only other NBA games
on Sunday it was: Atlanta 85,
Detroit 78; Dallas 97, Washing-

ton 86; and Cleveland 102,

Oklahoma City 91.

New York entered the game
ranked next-to-last in team
defense, and it showed.

The Knicks trailed 69-63
before Rondo took advantage
of some poor interior defense,
driving past defenders — most-
ly Chris Duhon and Quentin
Richardson — for layups and
all of Boston's points in a 10-4
run that put the Celtics ahead
by 12. They led 98-87 after three
quarters.

Ray Allen finished with 18
points, Paul Pierce 17, and Gar-
nett and Kendrick Perkins each
had 12 for the Celtics.

Boston's 1981-82 team also
won 18 consecutive games.

Richardson led the Knicks
with 29 points and Nate Robin-
son had 23. Duhon added 20
with 10 assists.

"He (Rondo) was more
aggressive. He's not usually as
aggressive as he was tonight,"
Richardson said. "Tonight he
was trying to go to the rim."

New York lost its fourth

‘straight and eighth in a row to

Boston.

The Celtics scored the first
seven points of the final quarter,
turning the game into a rout

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Rondo helps Celtics tie



IN THIS May 4, 2008 file photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, front, is tackled by Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams on a drive to the bas-
ket in the second half of Game 7 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series in Boston. Williams was ejected on the play.

when Brian Scalabrine's 3 made
it 105-87 with 10:28 to play.

Cavaliers 102, Thunder 91

At Oklahoma City, LeBron
James scored 31 points, Mo
Williams added 20 and Cleve-
land finished a four-game road
trip. |

James eclipsed 30 points for
the fourth straight game, but
the Cavs needed much longer to
deliver the knockout punch
than in their first meeting with
the Thunder.

Cleveland dominated that
game and ended up with a 35-
point rout, but this time could-
n't take a double-digit lead until
the end of the third quarter.

Kevin Durant scored 26 for
the Thunder. Russell West-
brook added 22 points and
matched his career-high with 11
assists and Jeff Green scored
16 points and grabbed 10
rebounds.

Delonte West hit his first five
shots and finished with 18
points against his former team
and Cleveland won for the 22nd
time in 24 games to extend the
best start in team history. -

Mavericks 97, Wizards 86

At Washington, Jason Terry
scored 25 points and Dirk Now-
itzki had 23 to help Dallas send
the Washington Wizards to
their sixth straight loss.

Washington tied a 42-year-
old franchis& record for its worst
start — the 1966-67 Baltimore
Bullets also started 4-21.

The win was Dallas' 13th in
17 games, even though the
Mavericks made only five of 30
3-point attempts two nights
after a 24-point loss at New Jer-

sey. .
Hawks 85, Pistons 78
At Atlanta, Mike Bibby put
an end to Detroit's domination
of the Hawks with a season-
high 27 points. .

Detroit trailed by 18 points
early in the second half before
launching a steady comeback
in the matchup of second-place
teams. ;

The Pistons cut the lead to
80-76 on a basket by Rasheed

Wallace with 2:30 remaining, .

but Bibby answeréd with a

(AP Photo: Charles Krupa)

jumper. ©

The Pistons swept the four-
game series with the Hawks last
season, but each of the games
came before Atlanta acquired
Bibby from Sacramento on Feb.
16. Detroit had won 12 of the
last 16 in Atlanta.

Joe Johnson had 19 points
and seven assists. Al Horford
added 11 points and 11
rebounds and Josh Smith also
had 11 points for Atlanta. Rod-
ney Stuckey and Wallace each
had 20 points for Detroit. .

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Russia licenses
faith healers

m@ MOSCOW

MIKHAIL FADKIN claims
he can cure a long list of disor-
ders — pancreatitis, bronchitis,
digestive problems, even infer-
tility — by using his hands to
manipulate what he describes as
a person’s “bio-energy field”,
according to Associated Press.

Many laugh at such ideas and
might call him a quack. But the
63-year-old healer, who practices
out of an office in a Moscow sub-
urb, holds a license from the
Russian government.

For the past two years, the
Federal Health Service has been
issuing licenses to practitioners
of what it calls “traditional med-
icine,” meaning anything from
the use of herbal treatments to
the manipulation of “auras.” His
claims buttressed by officialdom,
Fadkin charges patients 3,500
rubles ($150) per session.

And he says business is very
good.

“Every day I learn something
new,” the smiling Muscovite
says, gesturing to what he says is
an invisible aura surrounding
him — “because all the infor-
mation I need is out there, inthe
vast energy field surrounding
us.”

So far, 130 healers, including
Fadkin, have passed the service’s
voluntary testing program, which

promoters in the government say .

can determine whether someone
has the inherent ability to cure.
The program is limited to
Moscow, but a Russian lawmak-
er is pushing to extend it nation-
wide and make it mandatory.

Skeptics scoff at the notion
that such testing is meaningful
and criticize the government for
lending credibility to people who
claim paranormal powers.

“JT think that this entire sys-
tem is a result of ignorance and
corruption,” says Eduard
Kruglyakov, a laser physicist,
member of the Russian Acade-
my of Sciences. “Science has cer-
tain rules that must be followed,
and this system of certification
hasn’t passed any serious scien-
tific tests.”

He deplores the whole notion
of legitimizing folk healing
through licensing.

“This kind of healing has
nothing to do with science or
medicine,” he said.
~ > The program includes a back-
ground check, a scan of électrical
activity in the brain and a com-
mittee review of the results. The
agency charges applicants 10,000
rubles ($428) for the tests.

- Andrei Karpeev, director of
the Federal Scientific Clinical
Center for Traditional Methods
of Diagnostics and Healing,
which administers the tests,
insists that folk medicine, includ-

ing psychic healing, is backed by °

scientific studies. While he
acknowledges some of the crite-
tia for determining who has
healing powers are subjective,
he claims the tests are able to
wean out “charlatans.” Accord-
ing to Karpeev, there are per-
haps 100,000 people in Russia

offering to use magic, psychic or *

other extra-sensory methods to
cure illnesses, read minds or cast
spells. .

Faith in magic and the occult
lingered for centuries in Russia,
long after the Renaissance, with
its emphasis on rationalism and
empiricism, weakened similar
beliefs in Western Europe.

Russia is among a small num-
ber of nations where traditional
healers are licensed at any level.
In Indonesia, where mysticism
is deeply rooted in traditional
culture, local governments certi-
fy those claiming to use magical
charms or psychic powers for
-healing. And in India, a country
with ancient folk medicine tra-
ditions, the government licenses
healers who use yoga and home-
opathy, although not people who
claim extra-sensory powers.

Albina Domolazova, 70, paid
3,600 rubles ($156) to an unli-
censed clairvoyant to cure her
son of drug addiction. When the
woman recommended Domola-
zova toss chunks of beef to black
.dogs,and then light a candle in
seven churches, she dutifully
obeyed.

- After completing the ritual,
which included burying the last
chunk of meat in a graveyard,
Domolazova’s son was still
addicted. The healer refused to
refund the fee — which repre-
sented half of Domolazova’s
monthly pension. While Domo-
lazova is now more wary, her
faith that some people have
’ healing powers has not been
shaken.

Every year, thousands of Rus-
sians claim to have been
defrauded by people calling
themselves clairvoyants,
occultists, and self-styled witch-
es, who advertise their services
in Russian media. In July a
Moscow court handed an 11-
year prison sentence lo Grigory
Grabovoi, a cult l¢ader who
allegedly promised to resurrect
children killed in/the Beslan
school siege in 2004. He report-
edly charged grieying relatives
some 40,000 rublgs ($1,700).

In response fo cases like

Grabovoi’s, legislators in the
Duma, or lower house of parlia-
ment, have proposed a law ban-
ning traditional healers from
advertising.

But Lyudmila Stebenkova, a
deputy in the Moscow city legis-
lature, said the answer is to weed
out the false healers from the
true ones. She wants to expand
Moscow’s testing and licensing

"system to the rest of the country

and make it mandatory, creat-
ing a licensing system similar to
the one for physicians.

“The measures we’re propos-
ing will protect Russia’s popu-
lation from _ fraudsters,”
Stebenkova said.

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The doors open at the
TENTS

THE historic Balcony House Museum held an
open house on Saturday, December 13. Bahamians
and visitors toured the historic sight. Balcony House
is about 220 years old and is the oldest existing
‘wooden residential building in the Bahamas. The
balcony, from which the house derives its name,
overlooks Market Street (formerly Prison Lane), is
supported by wooden knee braces — a signature.
architectural feature of the 18th century loyalists,

‘The Central Bank of the Bahamas acquired the
house in 1985, and later commenced its restoration.
In conjunction with the Department of National
Archives, the property was opened as the Balcony

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spread Monda* from the Midwest
to the East, forcing millions to
bundle up and scurry from place
to place. Snowfall in northern New
England topped 40 inches in one
town, and travel remained dis-
rupted as the days ticked town
toward Christmas.

"It's.so cold, it feels like nee-
dles are pricking my eyes," grum-
bled 19-year-old Ashley Sarpong
of Chicago, a fur-lined hood pulled
around her face Sunday. "This is
the coldest I've felt all year."

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Hampshire and parts of Massa-
chusetts topped a foot or more as
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day and early Monday.

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Maine received a whopping 41.8
inches by Monday morning. Eric

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er Service called it "the sweet spot
of the storm."

For residents, however, it wasn't
so sweet.

"It's beautiful but it's a little
crazy," said Linda Shane, who had
to call for help when the snow
jammed her car doors shut as she
tried to get’ out of her driveway.
Finally at her job at Camden
National Bank, she looked out the
window and said: "You can't see
the gas station across the street."

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ly 11,000 customers still in the dark
from an ice storm more than a
week earlier.

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AUTHORITIES say two Tampa men. got into a fight: that
escalated into one going for a gun and the other grabbing a
machete, according to Associated Press. ’

Deputies arrested the man with the gun, 28-year-old Luis
Cruz, Sunday evening. He was charged with simple battery
and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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Ark., was visiting New York for
the first time and bundled up
Monday so that the cold wouldn't
keep her from her plans.

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about in it," she said as she
checked out Macy's holiday win-
dows along 34th Street.

Monday morning commuters in
Dayton, Ohio, were greeted with
zero-degree temperatures, the
National Weather Service report-
ed. It was in the single digits in
Toledo, Cincinnati and Colum-
bus.

The cold also added to power-
outage headaches in the Midwest.
Nearly 50,000 customers remain
without power across northern
Indiana because of last week's ice
storm.’ There were also more than
7,000 customers still out in Illinois
on Monday and about 5,000 in
northwest Ohio. :

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‘rare snowstorm over the week-
end, limited service resumed Mon- °

day at Sea-Tac Airport, but thou-
sands of people were stranded
because of all the flight cancella-
tions over the weekend.

Sea-Tac spokesman Perry
Cooper said Monday the airport
had been distributing water and
blankets and he hopes no one
stranded Monday will still be on
hold at Christmas.

The Portland, Ore., airport also
had many flight cancellations,
though it remained open.

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Thompson, spokesman for the
Oregon Department of Trans-
portation. "You say to yourself:
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killed Sunday when a car spun out
of control on an icy toll road near
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS . |

Two 4,300-year-old
tombs are unveiled
south of Cairo

m@ SAGQARA, Egypt

A PAIR of 4,300-year-old
pharaonic tombs discovered
at Saqqara indicate that the
sprawling necropolis south of
Cairo is even larger than pre-
viously thought, Egypt’s top
archaeologist said Monday,
according to Associated Press.

The rock-cut tombs were
built for high officials — one
responsible for the «quarries
used to build the nearby pyra-
mids and another for a woman
in charge of procuring enter-
tainers for the pharaohs.

“We announce today a
major, important discovery at
Saqqara, the discovery of two
new tombs dating back to
4,300 years ago,” said Zahi
Hawass, as he showed



reporters around the site
Monday. “The discovery of
the two tombs are the begin-
ning of a big, large cemetery.”

The discovery indicates that
there is even more to the vast
necropolis of Saqqara, located
12 miles south of the capital,
Cairo, he added.

In the past, excavations
have focused on just one side
of the two nearby pyramids
— the Step Pyramid of King
Djoser and that of Unas, the
last king of the 5th Dynasty.
The area where the two tombs
were found, to the southwest,
has been largely untouched.

“This means the royal
cemetery is bigger than we
thought,” said Saleh Suleiman,

the archaeologist responsible-

for the excavation of the two

tombs.

Hawass, the head of £ Egypt’ s
Supreme Council of Antiqui-
ties, said excavations will con-
tinue and further finds should
shed light on.the 5th and 6th
dynasties of the Old Kingdom,
which ruled over 4,000 years
ago.

One of the tombs, about a
yard wide and 2.75 yards long,
has a description above the
entrance about the man, Yaa-
mat, for whom it was built.
The second tomb is twice the
size and includes inscriptions
and an image of a seated
woman.

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in the Saqqara burial site of the rulers of ancient Memphis, about 12 miles, 19 kilometers south of Cairo,
Egypt Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. Egypt's top archaeologist says two pharaonic tombs discovered this year at
Saqqara indicate the sprawling necropolis south of Cairo is even larger than previously thought.

was not involved in the dig,
said that while the tombs
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with an antiquities dealer in
Britain.

Hawass said Egypt and the
dealer were eventually able to

significant, the possibility of a
much larger cemetery is.

“It shows that the blank
areas of the maps of Saqqara
aren't really empty at all. It’s
just that archaeologists haven’t
got round to digging them,”
he said.

Excavations have been
going on at Saqgara for about
150 years, uncovering a vast
‘necropolis of pyramids, tombs
and funerary complexes most-
ly from the Old Kingdom, but
including sites as recent as the
Roman era.

But despite the years of
excavation, new finds are con-
stantly being made.

In November, Hawass
announced the discovery of a
new pyramid at Saqqara, the
118th in Egypt, and the
12th to be found just in
Saqqara.

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30 percent of Egypt’s monu-
ments have been uncovered,
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or looted over the yeats. The
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since 2002. Hawass said he
also expects the return of four
statues from Sweden in the
next two weeks. Siss,
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statues of Amenhotep III, the
ninth pharaoh of the 18th
dynasty, who ruled for almost
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Norway's Carisan, 18 years ald,
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ward champion, and the
asspagmend wil become
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computer millionaire Jaap ¥ an
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praved lacking and he finished
neat the bottam in this secting,
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games he really impressed,
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ssi North = East South West
performance (5) 1¢ Pass 3& Pass
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19 Animal doctor (3)
20 Doze (3)
21 Subtracts (7)
22 Pig (3)
23 Of the sea (6)
24 Single entity (4)
25 Dig up (6)
"26 Baa (5)
27 Hop kilns (5)
28 Anger (3)
30 Peek (4)

Opening lead — king of hearts.

It is often said that the mark of a
good player is his ability to correctly
guess two-way finesses for queens.

player’s skill, an even better gauge is
the ability to eliminate the guess-
work altogether by substituting an
entirely different approach to. the
problem.

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club contract. Without the heart lead,
the slam would be ice-cold even if
declarer misguessed .the location of
the queen of diamonds. But with the
heart lead, South must very much
mind his p’s and q’s to get home

sately.

Instead of torturing himself by
searching for clues to the location of
the missing damsel, South should
come at the problem from an entirely
different direction.

After winning the opening heart
lead with the ace, he should draw
two rounds of trump, cash his three
top spades, discarding a heart from

~ dummy, and exit with .the jack of

hearts. .
Once he does this, South can table

his cards and claim six. West wins

the heart with the queen but. is then at
the end of his rope. He must either
return a diamond, relieving South of
the guess for the queen, of return a
spade or a heart, allowing declarer to
ruff in dummy as he discards a dia-
mond from his hand.

It is true that South relinquishes
all chance of making seven by adopt-
ing this method of play, but the guar-
anteed result — scoring a vulnerable
slam — far outweighs the impor-
tance of a relatively insignificant
overtrick.

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British minister: Mugabe

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

will have to step aside

m LONDON

ZIMBABWEAN President
Robert Mugabe must step
down from office if a power-
sharing government is to suc-
ceed, Britain’s minister for
Africa said Monday, signaling
a hardening of London’s
stance on its former colony,
according to Associated Press.

. Mark Malloch Brown told

BBC radio that Mugabe was
incapable of making good on
a deal to govern alongside
opposition leader Morgan
Tsvangirai and would likely
be forced to quit.

His comments follow
remarks made over the week-
end by the top U.S. envoy for
Africa, who said Washington
can no longer support a Zim-
babwean deal that leaves
Mugabe in office as president.

“Power-sharing isn’t dead
but Mugabe has become an
absolute impossible obstacle
to achieving it,” Malloch
Brown said. “He’s so distrust-
ed by all sides that I think the
Americans are absolutely

right — he’s going to have to
step aside.”

Mugabe, 84, has ruled the
country since its 1980 inde-
pendence from Britain and
refused to leave office follow-
ing disputed elections in
March. A power-sharing
agreement with the opposi-
tion was struck in September,
but has been stalled by an

impasse over how to divide

Cabinet posts.

Mugabe has faced renewed
criticism amid a humanitari-
an crisis that has pushed thou-
sands of Zimbabweans to the
point of starvation and left
more than 1,000: people dead

from cholera since August. .

President George W. Bush,
British Prime Minister Gor-
don Brown and French Presi-
dent Nicolas Sarkozy have
called for Mugabe to step
down.

“The final death throes of
these kinds of situations seem
terribly slow and grim‘and

“unnecessary,” Malloch Brown

said.
Jendayi Frazer, the U-S.





assistant secretary of state for
African affairs, said she had
become convinced Mugabe is
incapable of sharing power. If
Mugabe’s neighbors were to
unite and “go to Mugabe and
tell him to go, I do think he
would go,” she said Sunday.

Malloch Brown said: he
doubted that Mugabe would
willingly leave his office.

“In this era of the interna-
tional criminal court, it’s very
hard for any particular coun-
try to offer that guarantee,”
he said. “I think that if Presi-
dent Mugabe was to come to
the U.K. and the U.S. or oth-
er third parties — African
neighbors — and say "Pll go if
I can be offered a quiet retire-
ment,’ I expect people would
look at what’s possible,” he
toldthe BBC. —

Malloch Brown acknowl-
edged that Britain has been
slow to restrict the activities of
businesses linked to Mugabe’s
regime that are based in
Britain,

The U.S. Office of Foreign

Assets Control last month .

blacklisted 21 businesses tied
to Mugabe — 18 of which are
based in Britain, or British
territories overseas — but
Malloch Brown said the firms
don’t yet have restrictions on
their activities in the U.K.
“Where the U.S. moves, we
try to stay as closely in line
with them as possible. Our
procedures, because they’re
done through Europe, are
slower,” Malloch Brown said.
“Tt is the case that totally

owned Zimbabwean sub-.

sidiaries of companies regis-
tered here in the U.K. do still
have freedom to operate, but
we do not believe that there
are sanction-busting activities
being run out of the U.K.”

ZIMBABWE President Robert

Mugabe speaks at his ZANU

PF's 10th annual Congress in
Bindura, Zimbabwe, Friday,
Dec. 19, 2008. Mugabe said

Friday that "Zimbabwe is mine"
and vowed never to surrender,
saying no African nation is
brave-enough to topple (AP)

AP)



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otal credit growth in
the Bahamas is like-
ly to slow by one-

third to around $300 |

million in 2009, a commercial
bank chief executive told Tri-
bune Business yesterday, with
the likely timetable for this
nation’s economic recovery
pushed back to the 2010 second
half.

Anwer Sunderji, Head of
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas), told
Tribune Business that
credit/loan growth to con-
sumers, consisting chiefly of res-
idential mortgages and con-
sumer loans, was “going to
show a very sharp decline” next
year.

“If you look at the Central
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* Total residential mortgage and consumer lending likely to fall from $450m in 2008 to $300m next year
* Mortgage lending drops by 1/3.to $200m in 2008, a $100m fall, while consumer loans down 550m or 25%
* Bahamian economic recovery may not happen until 2010 second half, based on US woes

consumer lending.
Mr Sunderji added: “The
growth in 2007 was roughly

$200 million in consumer cred-

it growth, and $300 million in

' residential mortgages.

‘In 2008, we saw a decline,
with consumer credit growth at
roughly $150 million, $50 mil-
lion (25 per cent) off the previ*
ous year, and residential mort-
gage loans at $200 million, one-
third off. .

“We’re forecasting a down-
ward trend in 2009, with credit
growth to consumers less than
$300 million. We’ll have to

“equip ourselves. to deal with

substantially lower credit
growth.”

Reduced consumer credit
growth will mean less money in
circulation in the Bahamian



Anwer Sentai

tions. With unemployment like-

employing. With the percent-
age of commercial bank loans
either in arrears or non-per-
forming on the rise, 2009 will
be one of consolidation,
expense control and loan port-
folio management for Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) and its peers.

Mr Sunderji acknowledged as
much, telling Tribune Business
that Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
would “be managing our
expenses, managing our loan
book, credit quality and assist-
ing our customers to weather
the storm”.

With the US remaining the
primary market for 85 per cent
of visitors to the Bahamas, and
the emerging economic news

’ from that nation still grim, Mr

Sunderji projected that this
nation’s economy would not

ery in the US, even with zero
interest rates, because it’s not
rates but the availability of cred-
it and the fear of losing job”
that had caused consumer
demand to dry up.

Many consumers had chosen
to either defer or simply not
spend, Mr Sunderji said, mean-
ing that demand for Bahamian
vacations had waned substan-
tially: The high debt levels many
were carrying meant they were
unresponsive to the Federal
Reserve’s interest rate cuts,
because they were simply

‘maxed out’ on debt.

“US consumer demand is a
central component of our econ-
omy, and if they defer holidays
and put off spending, we will
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BTC ‘concern’
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evidence

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor —

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications, Company (BTC) is
“concerned” about the position
the telecoms industry regulator
is planning to take on the evi-
dence needed to determine a
dispute between operators, and
urged it to employ a standard
greater than “on a balance ‘of
probabilities”.

Responding to the Public
Utilities Commission’s (PUC)
consultation document on dis+
pute resolution procedures,
Felicity Johnson, BTC’s vice;
president of legal, regulatory
and interconnection, said: “BTC
is concerned with the PUC’s
position on the Burden of Proof
to be used to determine a dis-
pute as being ‘on a balance of

“For 2008, it is estimated to economy, and reduced pur- ly to rise further in the New _ start recovering until “the ewes employment resides,” Mr Sun- probabilities, but less than the
be $450 million, and in 2009 itis | chasing power for consumers. Year, as some business go _ part of 2010”. derji-said. proof beyond a reasonable
estimated to be around $300 That, in turn, will manifest itself under and the tourism sector’s This was due to the sixth? Unless US consumers start- doubt’, which requires clarifi-

million, so there’s going to be a
very sharp decline.”

The projected total. growth
for loans made to consumers by
commercial banks in 2009 is

some 33 per cent lower than.

2008’s estimated total, and 50
per cent less than 2007 figures
for combined mortgage and

in power sales and profits for a
host of Bahamas- based: busi-
nesses.

That will come as no surprise
to most observers, given the
contracting Bahamian econo-
my, complete with mass hotel
sector lay-offs, reduced work
hours and salary income reduc-

e

Regulator approves
lower cellular rates

Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC)
believes its newly-approved cel-
lular prices will lower per

minute calling rates for the
higher-priced GSM post-paid /
packages, and boost consumer .

choice and flexibility.

The Public Utilities Commis-
sion (PUC), in approving BTC’s
application to modify its licence
to account for the new cellular
rates, said the carrier - which
currently enjoys a monopoly

’ over the service - felt the

changes would “bring about

i By-NEIL HARFNELL-~-----BTC¢’s GSM subscibers

to enjoy more post-paid
minutes for their money

improved benefits to GSM sub-
scribers in the Bahamas.
“These benefits include lower
per minute calling rates due to
the additional minutes includ-
ed in the amended post-paid
GSM packages; lower off-peak

‘calling rates on evenings and

weekends for out-of-plan calls;
greater pricing flexibility for
subscribers as a result of the

SEE page 5B

US tax proposal could ‘prevent’
captive take-off for the Bahamas

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

weakness filters through into

‘other industries, loan demand

is likely to be substantially
reduced.

And not just by job fears or
loss, but because increasing
numbers of borrowers will be
unable to qualify due to the
tighter criteria banks are

‘Used car

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Re orter



BAHAMIAN used car deal-
erships are bracing themselves
for a tough 2009 after experi-
encing almost no sales for the
month of December to date,
Tribune Business was told yes-
terday.

One dealer, from R and B
Auto Company, described sales
this month as “non-existent”,
and said that there was no com-
parison between how things
were now and how they were.in
December 2007.

“T have not even seen anyone
even walking in. I may have
seen 15 people walk in this
month, where before people

month time-lag between a like-
ly US rebound and a Bahamian
recovery, with the banking chief
adding: “We’re totally depen-
dent on how the US economy
fares, and it’s likely the US
economy will not see a recovery
until 2010.

“I don’t see a speedy recov-

_ ed spending, there was

“not
going to be a sufficient recovery
in the US, and there will not be
a sufficient recovery in the
Bahamas”.

There is some $6 billion ‘in’

outstanding Bahamian dollar

SEE page 4B

sales ‘non-existent’

used to walk in every day. There
is hardly anyone coming in,” the
dealer said.

~ He-added that R and B Auto
Company was bracing itself for
a tough year ahead. “I do not
see any improvements over the
next several months, based on
what has been going on, so, it’s
going to be very tough,”
dealer said.

He added that the greater
challenge will be the amount of
potential customers who want
to purchase their vehicles
through in-house financing,
something many car dealers
can’t do.

“We may benefit from per-
sons who would have wanted to
have purchased a new vehicle,
but since they can’t afford to,

the ©

will look at buying a used one.

But the problem is. that even if
persons want to purchase vehi-
cles, they-may-have trouble
securing loans and financing,
and so if they do not have the
cash at hand, then they will still
not be able to buy,” the dealer
said.

Another dealer added that
one of the challenges he faced is

‘from potential customers who

try to bargain the prices down.
“Sales are slow. Last year, we
did. a few car sales around
Christmas time, but this year we
have not had a single sale yet.
People are looking, though, but
they are trying to negotiate bet-
ter prices, which would more
or less mean that we were giving
the cars away,” the dealer said.

cation.

“[BTC] submits that the
intention may have been 4'Stan-
dard/burden that is less than
beyond reasonable doubt, but
more than on a balance of prob;
abilities.”

SEE page 7B



THE Bahamas’ efforts to re-establish itself as an international and
captive insurance jurisdiction could be “prevented or delayed” if US
Senate legislative proposals targeted at ‘offshore’ insurance ever
come to fruition, an industry executive told Tribune Business yes-
terday.

Guilden Gilbert, a former Bahamas Insurance Brokers Associ-
ation (BIBA) president who has been closely involved with moves
to regain this nation’s standing as an international insurance juris-
diction, said that while the US

-Senate was chiefly taking aim at
Bermuda, its plans could also

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with the British Virgin Islands
(BVI) government over the Bar
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Consolidated Water
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Ocean Conversion (OC-BVI),
and the BVI government, on
December 19 executed a bind-
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of water by the BVI govern-
ment from the Bar Bay plant.

The agreement will govern
the terms of sale of water by
OC-BVI to the BVI govern-

ment-until the parties execute a.

definitive contract. Consolidat-
ed Water owns a 43.5 per cent
equity interest in OC-BVI.
According to the release,
OC-BVI will deliver up to
600,000 US gallons of water per
day to the BVI government
from the Bar Bay plant. How-
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BVI Government-owned reser-
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the BVI Government's piped
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Regulator approves |
lower cellular rates

FROM page 1B

introduction of new Pay As
You Go pricing plans for voice
and SMS.”

When it came to the lower
per minute calling rates, the
PUC said that for the Mercury-
pac post-paid GSM package,
worth $29.99 per month, sub-
scribers would receive a 60 per
cent increase in available min-
utes - from 100 per month to
160. On the Venuspac package,
worth $54.99 per month, GSN
subscribers would see their
available minutes increase from
300 per month to 375; on the
$99.99 Moonpac package, GSM
minutes will increase from 600
to 650; and on the $139.99
Earthpac package, available

minutes will rise from 1,000 to

1,100.

In addition, the PUC said
BTC had also promoted the fact
that some services, which were
previously priced, such as fea-
ture activation, reconnection
fees and rate plan. changes
would now be offered as ‘free
services’.

The 100 per cent state-owned
carrier, which is currently in the
midst of being privatised, also

filed a November .28 amend-.

ment to its cellular rate appli-
cation, reducing to zero month-
ly charges for basic calling fea-
tures such as voice mail, call
waiting, caller identification and
multi-party calling. This reduc-
tion, the PUC said, applied to
both pre-paid and post-paid
GSB customers. .

“BTC notes the elimination
of the monthly charges for the
aforementioned calling features
is designed to avoid customers’
accounts showing a negative
monthly balance, and will pro-
vide additional benefits for
GSM subscribers, ”* the PUC
said.

“The Commission concurs
with BTC that the modification,

as requested by BTC, will gen-°

erate improved benefits for the
Bahamian public. However, the
Commission considers that the
actual level of savings and ben-
efits received by a subscriber

~ :will ultinvately depénd on»

among other factors} the ability

of the subscriber to select the
calling plan or package that best
suits his or her budget and com-
munications needs.”

The PUC indicated that the
fact that BTC’s GSM rates were
broadly in line with rates
charged in rival jurisdictions,
some of which had been liber-
alised and open to competition,
plus the fact that the rates
would be lowered, weighed
heavily in its decision.

The regulatory blessing also
corrects a previous oversight,
as BTC’s original GSM pack-
ages and rates had never been
approved by the PUC, and the

carrier’s licence was not modi- :

fied to include them.
As the cellular monopoly in

the Bahamas, the PUC said it ©

would have to continue price

» regulating this aspect of BTC’s

operations to ensure consumers
received proper protection.
Cellular is by far BT'C’s most
valuable business segment, gen-
erating 65 per cent or $211.6
million of the company’s total
2006 revenues, with some

- 291,156 subscribers at year-end. .

BTC will now have six new
GSM monthly post-paid pack-
ages. They are:

e * A $10 pay as you go
option

e * $19.999 per month for 100

minutes, with caller ID and

Voicemail
e * $29.99 per month for 160

minutes, with caller ID and
Voicemail

Those three options will have
out-of-plan rates of $0.20 per
minute for weekdays; $0.10 per
minute for evenings; and $0.10
for weekends.

‘The final three options are:

e * $59.99 for 375 minutes, .

with caller ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling

e * $99.99 for 650 minutes,
with caller ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling and 100 text mes-
sages

e * $139.99 for 1,100 minutes,
with caller. ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling and 300 text mes-
sages

The tates for the first two of
those options will bé $0.15 per

minute on week days, $0.10 per

minute in the evenings, and
$0.10 at weekends. The latter
will be $0.20 per minute for
week days, $0.10 for evenings,
and $0.15 for weekends.

The PUC said BTC’s pro-
posed GSM post-paid and pre-
paid rates, and the out-of-plan
charges, were “broadly com-
mensurate” with what was
offered in the US, UK, Canada
and other Caribbean jurisdic-
tions.

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Stock Interest Rate

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PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008

THE TRIBUNE



hmm Se ee
US tax proposal could ‘prevent’ captive take-off for Bahamas

FROM page 1B.

impact all rival jurisdictions.
The draft legislation, put for-

ward by the Senate Finance’

Committee after a similar Bill

was brought to the House of

Representatives in September
2008, aims to tax related-party
transactions involving Bermu-
dan and other non-US insurers.

It would apply in cases where
a Bermuda-based insurer’s US

subsidiary collects premiums in
the US on its behalf. These
companies can lower their US
tax bill by taking out reinsur-
ance with their Bermuda par-
ents - taking profits outside the
US tax free - something that US
insurers argue gives their off-
shore rivals a competitive
advantage.

Both large and medium-sized
captives, which insure a corpo-

rate parent or provide. insur-

ance to high risk groups such
as doctors, would potentially be
caught in the net.

Mr Gilbert said of the possi-
ble impact: “As you know, the
Bahamas is looking to re-estab-
lish itself as a captive or off-
shore insurance ‘domicile, and
this would prevent or delay that
from happening. If the target
market is US corporations,
those corporations will be some-
what hindered in creating cap-

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While there were potentially
“sufficient markets” for an
external/international insurance
jurisdiction to tap into outside
of the US, Mr Gilbert said:
“Unfortunately, if this Bill is
successful it could also impact
the likelihood of the Bahamas
progressing swiftly with its re-
establishment.

“Personally, I think any Bill
targeted at the ‘tax havens’ is

nothing but short sighted. Some:

members of the US Congress
are clearly not aware of the role
that the Bermuda market
played in the payment of claims
after the September 11 attacks,
Hurricane Katrina, etc.

“They are also not aware, or
choose to ignore the fact, that
the capital committed to these
entities would not necessarily
be used as insurance capital
onshore. By shutting down the
‘tax havens’ they will cause the
cost of insurance for the US
insurance purchasers to rise sig-
nificantly, because the cost of
capital would be that much
greater, and the available capac-
ity will shrink, which means
higher insurance premiums.
Bermuda participates in near-
ly every property programme
in the world."

And Mr Gilbert added of the
US proposals: “I think, from the
insurance side, that it would to
some extent impede the
Bahamas from becoming an off-
shore jurisdiction, because it

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through the process.

“How will it impact the
Bahamas in trying to re-estab-
lish itself? It remains to be
seen.”

Mr Gilbert had previously
told Tribune Business that
insurance “can be the third and
strongest pillar’ of the Bahami-
an economy if this nation was to
re-establish itself as a captive
insurance domicile. ~

Mr Gilbert said the Bahamas
should not compete directly
with his homeland for the large
corporate captive business, but
instead establish a different
niche and target market by
going after the likes of associate
captives, such as those that pro-
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Mr Gilbert suggested the
Bahamas go after business from
companies just below that, who
generated $100-$200 million in
revenues per year.

Those companies were look-
ing for “alternative ways to con-
tain premium costs”, and Mr
Gilbert said: “That would be an
ideal market for the Bahamas,
as the opportunities there are
greater because they can cap-
ture a much greater percentage
of the market than just by focus-
ing on Fortune 1000 compa-
nies.”

Turning to the potential eco-
nomic benefits a captive insur-
ance industry could bring to the
Bahamas, Mr Gilbert said it
would support the accounting,
hotel, legal, office space and
rental markets directly - and just
about any industry in this.
nation.

“The trickle down effect is
enormous,” Mr Gilbert told Tri-
bune Business..

“In Carolina, they created
captive legislation six to seven
years ago, and in the first two to
three years some extra $300 mil-
lion in revenue was injected into
the local economy.”

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BIC ‘concern’ on dispute evidence

FROM page 1B

Ms Johnson said the PUC
should not adopt the same pro-
cedures for resolving consumer-
related telecoms disputes as
those proposed for operator-
related ones. She urged that the
Bahamas adopt a similar mech-
anism to the UK for resolving
consumer disputes.

“BTC is of the view that the
Commission ought to consider
the adoption of a similar mech-
anism to that found in the
telecommunications sector in
the United Kingdom,” Ms
Johnson said on BTC’s behalf.

“The United Kingdom has
established a Telecommunica-
tions Ombudsman Service,
which handles consumer com-
plaints about its members with-
in a prescribed framework. Its
members are the licensed oper-
ators who provide statutory
telecommunications services.

“BTC suggests, and would
trust that the PUC supports the
view, that an Ombudsman ser-
vice proportionally funded by
all licensed operators, and
empowered with the ability to
make final decisions, should be
created after the passage of new
legislation, and a new telecom-
munications sector policy to
address consumer complaints

in the sector.”

Ms Johnson said that, having
been embroiled in five separate
interconuection disputes with
rival operator, Systems
Resource Group (SRG), at the
same time, BTC had a “sense”
of what was needed for dispute
resolution.

“BTC believes it is fair to

state that the creation of a dis-

pute process on the spot was
not the most efficient nor satis-
factory approach,” she wrote.

“BTC agrees that in-order to
ensure and to support a robust,
competitive telecommunica-
tions sector, it is essential that
disputes are resolved quickly,
efficiently and effectively. This
position supports not only oper-
ators in the sector but also the
consumer, who is the end user
of the services provided by
licensed telecommunications
operators.

“BTC also holds the view that
the Commission should be
reminded that with further lib-
eralisation of the telecommuni-
cations sector, and the enact-
ment of converged legislation,
the Commission will have to
revisit these procedures with
the intention of augmenting
them to meet the growth of the
sector and the new dynamics
presented by an increase in the

number of licensed operators.”

As revealed by Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, Paul Hutton-
Ashkenny, Systems Resource
Group’s (SRG) president,
argued that the PUC did not
have “all encompassing pow-
ers” that allow it to hear every
telecommunications sector dis-
pute, with there being “no auto-
matic right” for every complaint
to be heard.

Referring to the Telecom-
munications Act, Mr Hutton-
Ashkenny argued: “It is clear
from a proper reading of the
[Act] that the PUC is not
empowered to hear complaints
as a function under the Act, but
to solely hear complaints when
carrying out one of its functions
under the Act. The distinction is
not an obtuse one.

“SRG is of the:view that the

PUC does not have the power
to hear any complaint brought
before it, unless it can be shown
that the PUC must hear the
complaint in order to carry out
one of the functions that are
articulated in section 6.1 of the
Act. Under the Act, there is no
automatic right for a complaint
to be heard, and no all-encom-
passing power conferred upon
the PUC to hear complaints
whatever the situation.”

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NOTICE

CORONATION SPRING LTD.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CORONATION SPRING LTD. has been

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MATHIAS ISRAEL of PODOLEO
STREET, P.O. BOX N-10326, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister resposible 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 9TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
~ RMC GROUP INC. |

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

RESOURCE HILLS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of RESOURCE HILLS INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
PORTREE S.A.
mo

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PORTREE S.A. has been completed; a Cer-
tificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company

has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

OLEO VILLAS INC.

.o"

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of OLEO VILLAS INC. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MACA VENTURES LIMITED

— by

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MACA VENTURES LIMITED has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TOYZTIME INVESTMENTS LIMITED

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ee

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TOYZTIME INVESTMENTS LIMITED

| has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008, PAGE 7B

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HARP GROUP LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 11th day of December 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
RMC GROUP INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

\

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

on the 26th day of June 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PARAMOUNT STAR LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of PARAMOUNT STAR LTD. has been com- |

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

- Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

‘GOLD VEIN LID.

’

«

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GOLD VEIN LTD. has been completed: a

Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MADAR SPRINGS LTD.

onset +, a
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MADAR SPRINGS LTD. has been com
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)



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MEMBERS of the historic
St Matthew's Anglican
Church welcomed the
Region Bells during the
Sunday services. The group
is celebrating 60 years of
singing gospel music in the
Bahamas. Members of the
group are joined by rector
of St Matthew's Father
James Moultrie, (in cere-
monial robe) and Governor
General Arthur Hanna,
(sixth from left). Also on far
left is ACM president Mr
Berchnal Moss. ~ fi

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_BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED

Bank of The Bahamas

I N T BRON. A'T I ON ACL UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD
ENDED SECTEMBER 30, 2008

For the three months ended September 30,2008
with comparatives for the three month penog er ended September 30, 2007
Expressed:in Ba amian dollars ¥



The Bank cantinués to “Sustain its .growth Saorisntunt and build financial strength * >
despite - the daunting challenges facing local and international economies. In.



particular, we are pleased with the financial results of the first quarter of fiscal year Share Share Treasury ~ Retained ~
2009 as supported by positive performance indicators. The achievements noted __Capital__ Premium ___Shares____Earnings ___Total__
therein shore up. our posture and reaffirm initiatives aimed at achieving long term Balance at July 1, 2007 $ 30,364,990: $ 28,587,866 $ (237,329) $ 34,060,507 $ 92,776,034
profitability and consistent creation of shareholders’ value. Notably, Net income Net income for the period 3,045,023 ‘
(before interest on Preference Shares) was $2.8 Million or $0.16 per common share. Sale of treasury shares - - 207,085 - 207,085
aeeny ¢ STs ; \ Dividends on preference . :
Despite the continued systemic liquidity challenges, overall deposits stood at $613 shares : 2 a - (281.250) (281,250)
Million representing an increase of 6% over the previous quarter and 20% or $112.8 Dividends me lacs - - Sane -
Million year-over-year, Interest expense supporting the deposits grew by 13% or Balance at September 30, 2007 $ 30,364,990 $ 28,587,866 $ (30,244) $ 36,824,280 $ 92,701,869
_approximately $0.7 Million quarter-over-quarter. Given the uncertain short-term as Sel te ea TC
outlook and the potential negative implications on liquidity and cost of funds the Bank
continues to-review long-term strategic alternatives to improve capital and thus reduce - Balance at July. 1, 2008 - $30,364,990 $ 28,587,866 $ (30,244) $ 34,980,703. $ 93,903,315
interest expense. The ‘Bank is also pleased to report that despite a significant Nerincnme: : f 2 2.830.921 Bea es
expansion of its operating and service delivery apparatuses operating efficiency Dividends on aretereies * (081.250) (281.250)
remained stable over the year with capacity building opportunities now being realized. Dividends 3 7 ‘ : !
Following the recognition of B$0.6 Million in provisions for loan losses Net Income Balance at September 30, 2008 § 30,364,990 §_28587,866 § _GO244) $ 37530374 § 96,432,986





ended the quarter with a strong performance and just shy of the record setting
performance a year ago.

The Bank continues to seek. positive lending and investment opportunities. However,
given the anemic economic conditions and weak short-term outlook, credit activities
have been subdued. Nevertheless, total assets continue to grow and stood at $772
Million at the review quarter-end compared to $736 Million for the previous quarter and

$660 Million as at September 30, 2007. BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Expressed in Bahamian Dollars) ;

Period Ended Period Ended
September 30. September 30

With soft market indicators and further global economic challenges anticipated in
2009, management’s nimble response through focused and sustained’ initiatives is

____paramount to the Bank’s success. We, however, maintain a positive stance and
anticipate the continued strength of our business and sustained value creation for all
stakeholders.: :





2008 os 2007
| We recognize the importance and effectiveness of all employees and Directors and CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
_ remain grateful for the confidence and support of our growing customer and Net income $ 2,830,921 «$3,045,023
| shareholder base. Adjustments for. | a
r . Non Cash items ; 3,972,723 3,601,584
; me Ne Change in operating assets and liabilities (2,422,927) (1,549,908)
; Increase in loans and advances to customers, net (13,020,561) (6,159,310)
% i : Increase in deposits from customers and banks 33,264,262 (5,527,236)
Paul J. |. McWeeney Net cash from operating activities 21,793,497 (9,634,870)
Managing Director :
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED Purchase of investments (1,567,700)
gdies pet ee ; Proceeds from the maturity of investments 2,500,000
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET Purchase of fixed assets. cat (780,442) (898,689)
Sg paca: Sine RG ‘Net cash used in investing activities ~ (2;348,142) 1,601,311
| (Expressed:in Bahamian dollars) ay : im OR : . RE oe
September 30, June 36, CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
‘ 2008 2008 Dividends on preference shares _ (281,250) (187,500)
ASSETS . z
Cash and due from banks $ 132,217,935 $ 113,865,736 : . =
Account with The Central Bank of The Bahamas 54,073,559. 53,261,653 Net cash from financing activities (281,250) (187,500)
Investments ; 26,890,700 25,323,000 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 19,164,105 (8,221,059)
Loans and advances to customers, net 534,535,783 $22,111,807 é
Accrued interest receivable 732,958 584,095 Net cash.and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 167,127,389 124,629,757
Prepaid expenses and other assets 6,438,704 4,527,770 sey
Investment property : 3,601,500 3,601,500: Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 186,291,494 116,408,698
Intangible assets, net. Serie Pe : 3,699,461 3,720,595 ; ; ? é Sa te ES) tes ee Seg ee
Fixed assets, net | : ‘ ; 5,420,067 5,242,957
Customers' liabilities under acceptances, : :
guarantees and letters of credit 4,203,038 3,905,038
TOTAL ee $71,813,705 $_736,144,151 BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
SeuRete Ai Selected Explanatecvy Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements
LIABILITIES ‘ ea
Deposits from customers and banks - $ 613,433,168 $ 580,168,906 For the period ended September 30, 2008
Bonds payable 17,000,000 17,000,000 (Expressed in Bahamian Dollars)
Mortgage backed bonds. 20,000,000 20,000,000
Cheques and other items in, transit 13,178,275 11,564,332 3
Accounts payable and other liabilities 3,102,344 4,668,359 1. General Information
Deferred loan fees 3,563,164 3,642,413 :
Interest payable on bonds 599,480 729,288 Bank of the Bahamas Limited (the “Bank’”), trading as Bank of The Bahamas
Dividends payable preference shares 281,250 562,500 International is incorporated under the laws of The Commonwealth of The
Acceptances, guarantees and letters of credit 4,203,038 3,905,038 Bahamas. The Bank. is licensed under the provisions of the Bank and Trust
Total liabilities 675,360,719 642,240,836 Companies Regulations Act 2000. The Bank is also licensed as an authorized
EQUITY dealer pursuant to the Exchange Control Regulations Act. The Bank is holder of
Share capital 30,364,990 30,364,990 a broker dealer license from the Securities Commission.
Share premium 28,587,866 28,587,866
Treasury shares ae (30,244). (30,244) The Bank’s shares are publicly traded and listed on The Bahamas International
‘Retained earnings —— 37,530,374. “__34,980,703 Securities Exchange. The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Total equity ___ 96,452,986 — _93,903,315. and The National Insurance Board own 51% of the issued shares. The remaining
TOTAL : $__771,813,705 = $__ 736,144,151 shares are owned by approximately 4,000 Bahamian shareholders. The Banks

‘head office is located at Claughton House, Shirley and Charlotte Streets. The
registered office is located at Sassoon House ‘Shirley Street, Victoria Avenue,

BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
ote, Nassau, The Bahamas.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM INCOME STATEMENT
For the three months ended September 30, 2008 2. Significant Accounting Policies

with comparatives for the three month period ended September 30, 2007 :
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)



The significant accounting policies and methods of computation followed in the
preparation of these interim consolidated financial statements are the same as



















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NET INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME: -of the Bank for the year ended June 30, 2008. The annual consolidated financial
Interest income $ 13,645,307 $ 12,077,282 oe , : : : :
titereaPokoereeee 6.106114 5 308 357 statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting

Net interest income 7.539.193 6.678.925 Standards (“IFRS”) and under the historical cost convention, as modified by the
Less net provision for loath: losses 596,585 (41,061) revaluation of certain financial assets and liabilities and investment property that
Net interest income after net provision for loan losses 6,942,608 6,719,986 are required to be remeasured at estimated fair value.
Other banking income : 2,714,834 2,168,672
I 5 °
Net Revenue 9,657,442 8,888,658 3. Cash and Cash Equivalents
NORA IERESy Expenste ® 6,826,520 : Sela Bas Pica tianetnicemensinemapeiget heen Sune gy
NET INCOME ses $ 2,830,921 § 3,045,023 Foca Saki bataaen te nseeati
ai Cash $ 6,756,122. = $ 6,667,999
EARNINGS PER SHARE CALCULATION: / Due from Banks 125,461,813 107,197,737
NET INCOME $ 2.830.921 $ 3,045,023 Jesstnrnentneniepeabartnne inn mien
PREFERENCE SHARE DIVIDENDS (281,250) (281,250) rs as a qa DITIOAe LE CAROLE aaa
fe acre Rta aT RG Fg aa ae ee -Cash and = from Banks 132,217,935 113,865,736
COMMON SHAREHOLDERS $ 2,549,671 $ 2,763,773 Account with The Central Bank of The Bahamas 54,073,559 53.261 5653
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF 186,291,494 167,127,389
COMMON SHARES 15,600,000 15,557,613 eg ee
EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.16 $ 0.18



THE TRIBUNE

# By LISA LAWLOR
Tribune Features Writer

ABSTINENCE is still
the right choice for
many, said Dr Valerie
Knowles, a child and
teen psychologist, and
author of 'African Chil-
dren Cry', an explo-
ration of sexual tensions
and issues faced by
Bahamian teens.

In an interview with The Tribune,
Dr Knowles said that while abstinence
should be taught alongside safe sex and

the various methods of protection,
handing out condoms is like telling

- Relieve stress and get relaxed





AH MASSAGE utilizes a special chair to
provide the relaxation and satisfaction of
a massage without the use of a table.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008, PAGE 9B

young people that they are expected
to use them, It's a message of "sex, sex,
sex" she said.

A primary concern when teaching
about safe sex and methods of protec-
tion against sexually transmitted dis-
eases (STDs) and AIDS, is that teens
may feel they should be having sex,
when in fact they aren't mentally pre-

ared.

"I have seen first hand the damage
that is done when a teenager armed
with a condom assumes that he or she is
sufficiently ready for 'love'. Techniques
for delay and abstinence must be taught
in a country that denies by law and cul-
ture access to contraceptives for
females under the age of 16," she said.

"This takes into account the need
for restraint, delay, commitment, matu-
rity, good decision-making and other
forms of contraceptive technology,
especially in cases where there is an
imbalance in the gender power dynam-
ic. Some women are reluctant to or do

not have the communication skills and
guile to negotiate condom use. In such
relationships or sexual contact, con-
doms are only used when the man
wants to use them," she said.

Dr Knowles is also concerned that
Bahamian society has given in to the
collapse of the nation's younger gener-
ation. With the heightening crime rates,
teen pregnancy and AIDS infection
rates, people may simply be submitting
to the disarray, instead of challenging it.

"We've given up on trying to talk ©

about self control as:a lifestyle change
in the sexual domain, giving license to
sexual child abuse, serial polygamy,
sexual harassment, socialized prostitu-
tion, and other sexual/social issues."

She compared the issue to the health
programme being put forward by the
Bahamas Medical Association, that
encourages Bahamians to consume five
fruit and vegetables per day.

Just because Bahamians usually eat
peas and rice, macaroni and cheese

with fried fish, it doesn't mean the rec-
ommended food consumption should
turn around and say eating these things
is acceptable, Dr Knowles suggested.
"Teenagers in the Bahamas are
taught via massive campaigns to control
their aggression, and to 'silence the vio-
lence'. Why should they not be taught
to also control their sexual behaviour?
Delaying sexual involvement until per-

_ sons are mature enough and are in cir-

cumstances that can minimize the risks
associated with sexual activity is not an
outdated message."

Dr Knowles believes that teenagers
who are legally obligated to wait and
those who choose to delay should be
given the same respect as those who
chose to become sexually active.

"Virginity is not a disease, and absti-
nence isn't necessarily a church dic-
tate," Dr Knowles pointed out. "In a
country where 70 per cent of babies
are born out of wedlock, there are few
saintly examples to follow."



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with an ‘Ah Massage’

@ By JEFFARAH GIBSON

WANT to relieve stress,
increase circulation, eliminate
toxins from the body, boost your
immune system, improve alert-

so then 'Ah Massage’ is for you.

Ah Massage utilizes a special
chair to provide the relaxation
and satisfaction of a massage
without the use of a table. For
those of you who may be won-
dering how a chair massage
works, Nicolette White, owner
of Ah Massage, and a massage
therapist herself, said the chair
massage is similar to a regular
table massage, but you're not
lying down, and you don’t have
to take off any of your clothing.

This type of massage targets
the upper body - the neck, back,
shoulders,.arms and head. The
massage is done on an ergonom-
ically designed chair. Although
the massage is short, it lasts
between five and twenty min-

)

ness, and job performance? If

utes, it has the ability to improve
the physical and mental health
of the body. :

Ms White said also that the
chair massage improves relax-
ation and peacefulness, which
benefits the whole body. |

“Chair massages are perfect
for those who experience ten-
sion in their muscles. Through
the chair massage therapists are
able to reach the pressure
points, they are able to detect
any tension in the neck, back,
arms, shoulders, and head. And
through a deep tissue massage
they are able to alleviate the
strain and stress.”

Many people may think that
massages are only necessary if
you're feeling physical pressure
or strain on your body, but just
as a massage can help you to
recuperate, it can restore the
intimate connection between a
person's body, mind, and soul. It
can decrease depression and
anxiety, improve self esteem,

also reduce stress and fatigue.
It is amazing how well a chair
massage penetrates through a
fully clad body. Ms White said
that many clients are amazed at
how well the massage works
with clothing on. “During the
chair massage there is no need
for clients to take off their cloth-
ing. They are usually fully
clothed. There are also no oils or
creams used in the massage for
lubrication. Many times clients
are shocked when they realize
that the massage penetrated
through clothing so well.”
While an effective alternate
to the more traditional massages
that have the individual lying
down on a table, the chair mas-
sage is also cost effective.

"Accessible, affordable, and °

sate, it feels great, and does the
body good, " Ms White said.
"This service is easy to use and
costs less than a haircut. One of
the main reasons for the popu-
larity and interest in the chair

y





Teenagers in the
Bahamas are taught
via massive cam-
paigns to control
their aggression, and

to ‘silence the vio-
lence’. Why should
they not be taught to
also control their sex-
ual behaviour?



"DR VALERIE KNOWLES



massage is the ability to get a
good quality massage at an
incredible price," she said.

Ah Massage is a mobile com-
pany, and their services extend
to both house and business calls.
Included in their services are
table massages, facials, nail ser-
vices, and private spa parties.
“At Ah Massage you can expe-
rience these service in the com-
fort of your home, office, yacht,
or at an event - family reunion,
staff appreciation or a church
function.”

Now that the holiday is here
Ah Massage is offering weekly
pampering parties that include a
massage, mini facials, waxing,
manicures, pedicures, delicious
treats, drinks, gifts and other
exciting sétvices.

¢ For more information on Ah
Massage, contact 364.2012 or
436.5203 or email ah_mas-
sage@hotmail.com



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THE TRIBUNE |





Sati bits |

SKIN colour is mainly i
determined by the amount of :
melanin present in the skin.

¢ Constitutive skin colour
is genetically inherited with-
out any influence from sun
exposure or hormones. Fac-
ultative skin colour is the
result of influences such as
sunlight and hormones. Fac-
ultative skin colour is the
most treatable with skin care
products and professional
skin treatments.

e When treating hyperpig-

- mentation, SPF30 must be
worn everyday. Failure to
wear SPF everyday, even
when UV exposure is
unforeseen (overcasts days,
days spent mostly inside,
etc), will counteract treat-
ment, causing hyperpigmen-
tation to remain prevalent on :
skin.

e Skin must be prepped ;
properly before treating with :
actives, this means skin must :
be cleansed and exfoliated to :
help remove dulling surface — :
debris. This step will also i
help lessen the appearance
of hyperpigmentation cur-
rently visible on skin's sur-
face, and allow pigmentation :
fighting ingredients toenter
the skin.

¢ Look for a complete :
treatment system rather than :
relying on one “miracle” i
product. Relying only on one :
product to treat hyperpig-
mentation will either prolong }
the wait until results are visi- :
ble or not-deliver results at
all.

This information was taken
from www.dermalogica.bs

° Sarah Simpson is a skin
care therapist at the Dermal
Clinic. Visit her and her team of:
skin and body therapists at One :
Sandyport Plaza (the same °°"
building as Ballys Gym). For”? «©
more information visit www.der- :
mal-clinic.com or call 327.6788 :

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‘'té’church patlucks, the meats, s
sauces of traditional Christmas feasts have started their tempting
descent upon us.

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Provided by Adelma Penn,
Camelta Barnes, Shandera
Smith and Lathera Lotmore,
nutritionists from the Depart-

_ ment of Public Health/Ministry
of Health

OH yeah, the holidays are
here again. The parties, ban-
quets, weddings, family get-
togethers have started, and
even birthdays. And what do
all of these have in common?
Lots of food and drink.

Yes, from dinner parties to
church potlucks, the meats,
sweets and sauces of tradi-
tional Christmas feasts have
started their tempting
descent upon us. So in a sea-
son of candies, fruit cake and
eggnog, how can we keep our
waistlines intact and still have
a jolly good time?

The following are holiday
eating tips so that you can
still look good and be healthy
in January without having to
feel guilty or deprive your-
self of all the holiday treats.

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL TIPS:

e Exercise - get your heart
rate up, at least an hour a
day. It helps to burn calories,
relieve stress, and improve
your mood. Get the whole
family involved.

e Don't try to diet to lose
weight during the holidays.
Rather, set a goal of main-
taining weight or if you are
really motivated, you go right
ahead and shed _ those
pounds.

e Don't skip meals and
starve yourself especially if

_you have an event to attend.

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3 to.avoid ov. cane.

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¢ Take the edge off your

hunger before a function.
Feeling hungry can sabotage
even the strongest willpow-
er, sO eat a small, low-fat
snack such as fruit or low-fat
cheese or a tablespoon of
peanut butter before you
head out the door. This will
help you avoid rushing to the
buffet table when you arrive.

e Meet and greet. Conver-
sation is calorie-free. Get a
beverage (try sparkling water
and a lime twist rather than
alcohol) and settle into the
festivities by catching up with
old friends and making new
ones.

¢ Eat slowly and engage in
conversation to help control
portions consumed at meals.
It takes your brain about 20
minutes to get the signal that
it's full.

e Watch your portion sizes.
Just because we see food in
abundance doesn't mean we
must eat in abundance. Go
for small portions. This way
you can sample all the differ-
ent foods. Make moderation
your best friend.

e Watch out for the fat, salt

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and sugar. Although we need '

a certain amount of these
nutrients in our diet, we must
be careful not to exceed the
amount. Some foods to
watch out for are fried foods,
cream-based soup, candied
sweet potatoes, potatoes au
gratin, cheese-filled

casseroles, pies, cheese cake, ‘

eggnog, processed meats such

as salami and sausages, some.
pastries, chips, cookies:.and

other baked goods. **:

"you really Want:te eavand
keep portions small. Often



just a taste satisfies a food
craving or curiosity. Stand
away from the buffet table.
Fill your plate once and step
away rather than hanging
around and being tempted to
nibble.

e If you are at a sit-down
dinner party, cut your first
helping in half. That way, you
can enjoy seconds (and your
host or hostess will feel good
about that) and the total

‘amount of food you eat will

be about the same as a nor-
mal-size portion.

e Always drink plenty of
water. Having other drinks
around is no excuse not to
drink water. Especially with
all the alcoholic and caf-
feinated beverages which will
be around, if we drink these
we will need to drink a lot of
water because they dehy-
drate our bodies.. Keep in
mind, there is no substitute
for pure water.

e When you shop, eat
before you leave home so
you won't be tempted by all
the goodies around.

e If you attend a party try
new foods rather than going
for the macaroni and cheese.
If you try new items, you

tend to eat smaller portions.

e If you are having a
potluck, modify the dish/food
item to make it low-fat, low

sugar, low salt or reduced :
calorie so there is at least one ‘

item that is safe to eat.

e Prepare your favourite

meals using whole grain _
products, fruits and vegeta- °

bles...

And most of all enjoy the’

season, not just the food!

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UNLIKE tweez-
ing and razors
that increase
the chances of
ingrown hair,

n't. Threading
is more pre-

slower, and
there is no
burning or
peeling.



Enhance your look with
eyebrow threading

History of threading

EYEBROW threading is a hair removal tech-

nique which has been traced back to India,
although it was also practiced in the Middle East.
Indians have been practicing the art of threading
on Middle Eastern clients for decades before it
became popular in international urban centres
such as New York, London, Paris and Sydney.
This ancient art of hair removal is used on the
entire face, including upper lip, chin, eyebrows,
sideburns and cheeks.

What is threading of eyebrows?

Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece
of thread, usually 100 per cent cotton and prefer-
ably Indian cotton thread, into a double strand.

There are two methods to thread. The beauti-
cian either uses her hands and the thread, or
holds one end of the thread between her teeth for
a grip. The thread can also be anchored around
the neck of the beautician, with the other end
held firmly with the left hand. The index and the
middle fingers of the right hand then form a twist
in the centre of the thread. The thread, after it is
twisted, is rolled along the surface of the skin to
grip a line of hair which is then pulled out of the
hair follicle. Baby powder is sometimes used to
absorb any oils that may prevent hairs from slip-
ping out of the thread as it is pulled.

Threading of eyebrow compared to waxing,
tweezing and razors

Eyebrow threading is very precise and allows
the beautician to have better control of the eye-
brow shaping than waxing. The thread can be
angled in a way waxing can't, and it is very effec-
tive in removing the finest type of hair.

Waxing is a form of exfoliation, it involves heat
and chemicals that can burn and peel very sensi-
tive skin. Over a period of time, waxing can age
the skin and cause the eye area to wrinkle faster.

For some, threading is less painful than tweez-






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ing. Instead of removing one or two strands at a
time, a whole line of hair can be removed at a sin-

threading does- ,

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back finer, and_






gle time, The skin remains smooth for longer, ;
and hair re-growth is finer. Threading is recom- |

mended for persons who use accutane, Retina-A,
and similar products that peel the skin.

Unlike tweezing and razors that increase the
chances of ingrown hair, threading doesn't.

Threading is more precise, hair grows back finer, »

and slower, and there is no burning or peeling.
This method is also effective for reducing the
chance of getting ingrown hairs.

Where can you get your eyebrows threaded?

Finding someone who threads is difficult, but
there is one place in Nassau that has been pro-
viding the service for almost a year now, Baha-
Retreat Spa, located in an historical building on
East Bay Street, between Lucianos and Green
Parrot Restaurant. This ancient, skilled practiced
is among many other wonderful spa treatments,
including an alternative to the botox facial,
offered by Baha-Retreat. Many clients who have
experienced the threading absolutely love it. If
you're looking for a more natural beauty regimen,
eyebrow threading is a good choice. :

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° Kenya Mortimer-McKenzie is an Anti-Aging Skin
Care Specialist at Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa, East
Bay Street, East of Lucianos. For more information ‘

call 323-6711 or 323-615 or check out www. bahare- ~-

treat.com or email kenya@baharetreat.com

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MICHELLE BURROWS
(pictured left) along
with her daughter
Waianya "Lemon" Wil-
son colaborated to write
‘Sewing at Home’, a
step by step guide on
how to get started
sewing; from exact
descriptions on the
anatomy of the sewing
machine, choosing the
right type and amount
of fabric, how to prop-
erly measure a person's
| body, and how to finish
the stitching process,








off other things,

@ By LISA LAWLOR
Tribune Features Writer

BUILDING on the tradition
of the Bahamian family busi-

ness, where members of a fam- -

ily contribute their time and
skill to help grow the invest-
ment for the good of all,
Waianya "Lemon" Wilson
works closely with her mother,
Michelle Burrows, owner of

Lemon and Christy's Uniform —

Centre on Sapodilla Boulevard,
Pinewood Gardens.
Just 19, Lemon, as she is

affectionately called, already.

knows that learning an essen-
tial trade like sewing means that
you will never be out of work.
And in her eyes, sewing is an
age-old trade that must be
brought back to the fore in
Bahamian society, especially
during these tough economic
times.

"A lot of young people don't
know how to use their hands.
We need to get back to the days
of hard work in masonry, wood-
cutting, crafts like that," she
said.

In 2001, after being laid off
from Bahamas Copiers, Mrs
Burrows successfully launched a
home-based sewing business.

Wanting to share her talent

“with others, Mrs Burrows

turned her attention to writing a
how-to-guide, "Sewing at Home
with Michelle Burrows", for
would be seamstresses and fash-
ion designers. The book was an
offshoot of "Sewing at Home",
a Cable 12 television show that
featured Mrs Burrows.

The book offers step by step
instructions on how to get start-
ed; from exact descriptions on
the anatomy of the sewing
machine, choosing the right

type and amount of fabric, how ©

to properly measure a person's
body, and how to finish the
stitching process.

With these skills under your
belt, readers can move on to
chapters that talk about how to

- sew a top, a skirt, a pair of

pants, as well as a dress.
Lemon told Tribune Woman

, that she and her mother believe

that with the amount of talent in
the Bahamas, it will be easy for
anyone to learn from their
guide. "We just need to bring
back knowledge of the trade,
and in time we'll have a lot
more Bahamian designers and
the: possibility of an export
trade." |

The two also host summer
school classes for girls aged 11
through 17, where they make
blouses, pants and uniforms for
school. ;

"People should try to tap into
their hidden talents at a time
like this. Sewing enhances your
creativity and can get your mind
" Lemon said.

Plus, there's the unquestion-
able: advantage \ ‘of designing
your own clothes, and the great
feeling you'll get every time you
enter a room wearing a unique
piece that you know absolutely
no one else will be wearing
since you designed and made
the outfit yourself.

This timely book serves
Bahamians in three ways:

e it allows for distinctive
clothing in a limited shopping
area where many end up buying
the same old things

° it allows for the possibility
of an income at a time when
many are being laid off

® it allows for the hope of
building an industry of Bahami-
an designed clothing for export
trade:

According to Mrs Burrows,
sewing can be a hobby or can
become a career choice. "Your
success in sewing may be

achieved through practice and

_ determination," she said.

. "Any person who can read
can make their own garments,"
Lemon added.

Mrs Burrows encourages all
to sew - she's even converted
her husband Usias Burrows
(grudgingly) into a master

"needlepointer".

"When you begin to’ sew do
not be afraid to make mistakes.
The best seamstress has made
mistakes in sewing, but they did
not give up, instead, they
learned from their slip ups and
pressed on," she said, adding
“what you sew you will reap."

With the publication of her

_ book, Mrs Burrows now hopes

to get "Sewing at Home with
Michelle Burrows" into the

school system for home eco-::

nomic students.

Available at a moderate cost,

the book may be purchased at

Bookworld and Stationers'on -

Mackey Street, and at Lemon
and Christy's Uniform Centre
on Sapodilla Boulevard,
Pinewood Gardens.




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Police say PRIVATE AIRCRAFT CRASH LANDS
incident 3

happened
in the Mud

H By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE are investigating a case of arson
after fire engulfed a portion of male dormi-
tory number one at the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre yesterday.

‘This came as the Ministry of Immigration.
made preparations to carry out repatriation
exercises that could take off as early as today.

According to Immigration Minister
Branville McCartney, his department plans to”
send around 66 illegal Haitians back home on
two flights carrying 33 people aboard each.

“We hope to send some more back before

SEE page eight
Mitchell calls for PM to step | down



Branville McCartney

AN ABACO community is

left in shock after an argument

- between two men turned dead-
ly, according to police. -

In an area of the Marsh Har-
bour community, referred to as
the Mud, police report that
around 5 o’clock Monday after-
noon an argument broke out
between two men believed to
be of Haitian descent, which
resulted in one man being killed
at the scene by a single bullet.

- Acting Police Commissioner
Reginald Ferguson said that
based on initial police reports,
the deceased is believed to be in

his early 30s and a resident of

that community.

SEE page nine

THE AIRCRAFT crash-landed Evil its main:-landing gears collapsed.

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

FREEPORT - A small private aircraft
crash landed at Grand Bahama Interna-
tional Airport on Sunday morning after its
main landing gears collapsed during touch
down.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming said five per-
sons were onboard the white twin-engine

occurred around 11.30am at runway 24.

The aircraft, with registration number
C6DAB, was being piloted by Brevis Cox,
33, of Yellow Elder Gardens, New Provi-
dence. ;

Mr Cox took off from the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport around 10.50am
with four passengers — Ashnell Miller,
21, of Caravel Beach, Freeport, Thera Sey-
mour, 19, Swaziland Crescent, New Provi-

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Bahamasair passengers stranded

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

HUNDREDS of Bahamasair passengers
were stranded, both in Miami and in Nassau
on Friday, during a chaotic day when mechan-
ical failures and illness among flight crew con-
tributed to a major logjam of flights during

Travellers criticised the airline’s handling of
the delay, saying Miami staff never apolo-
gised for the delays and claiming they felt
“misled” when repeatedly told the flights

SEE page nine

FROM LEFT: Pastor Rex Major, Advocate
Alfred Stewart, Bishop John Humes, President
of the Jewish congregation John Hoffer and
Jay Koment.

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

OPPOSITION spokesman on
Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell
has called on the prime minister
to step down as leader of the
FNM at the end of his third non-
consecutive term in office.

He lambasted Prime Minis-
ter, Hubert Ingraham's leader-
ship style as overbearing and
full of "inconsistencies" citing
recent conflicting statements by
Mr Ingraham on Petro Caribe

and diversification of the econ- ;
omy. He added that the PLP is:
now scrutinising the future lead-»
ers of the FNM as the party gal-:
vanises towards the 2012 elect
tion.
et think he's overstayed his
. he's de-energised. I think’
that he is not really paying .
attention to the government and:
at the same time his style of gov-
ernance is to be minister of’
everything and when you do

that, you start running into mis-

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Some Bahamas car dealers optimistic — despite US crisis

& By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net



THE AUTO industry crisis
hitting the United States and
Japan is not affecting some car

Take An

Additional

dealers in the Bahamas, who
remain optimistic about business.

As the US government dished
out $17.4 billion in emergency
loans to General Motors and
Chrysler, Japan’s auto giant Toy-

ota reported an expected loss of

150 billion yen, or $1.7 billion —
the first loss in 70 years in its core
vehicle making business.

Toyota saw its sales drop 33.9
per cent in November, while GM
suffered a 41 per cent decline and
needs $11 billion to pay the bills.

Chrysler will halt vehicle pro-

‘ duction for the next month while

it organises a $4 billion revamp in
federal loans.

The US’s third largest auto
company has had its production
capacity reduced by 1.2 million

Our Already 30%
Discounted Prices

units since August 2007, and cut
33,000 jobs. But Chrysler dealer
Ben Albury at Bahamas Bus and
Truck said business is better now
than. it has been in months, and
the operations manager is not
concerned about the auto indus-
try going under with government
bailouts. “I have more cars than I
need and more.are always avail-
able,” Mr Albury said. “The US
government wouldn’t allow them
to shut down because it would
affect thousands of jobs, and have
an effect on a much broader scale

‘than just the auto industry.”

More cars:have been sold at
Bahamas Bus and Truck in Mon-

trose Avenue this month than in
the last three; and Mr Albury has
sold 20 more vehicles so far in
December than throughout
November.

He said: “Any business in the
world right now is slower than a
year ago, and I wouldn’t say we’re
not, feeling anything, but I have
been here for 13 years and I have
seen slower times.

“We are still paying our staff
and bills and we continue to
remain profitable when a lot of
different companies are not prof-
iting, so I feel confident that we |
will weather the storm better than
most.” ,

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GB Police
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shooting of
man, 29

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police are investigat-
ing the shooting of a 29-year-
old man at the Mason Lodge
Hall on Sunday evening.

The victim, who has been
identified as Sylvanus Stra-
chan of Fawcett Lane, was
attending a party when an
unknown gunman opened fire

inside the lodge hall, shooting .

him in the abdomen.

Mr Strachan is detained in
stable condition at the hospi- -
tal. The motive for the shoot- .
ing is unknown at this time.

Chief Superintendent Basil
Rahming said persons were
attending a social function
held at the Lodge Hall on East
Sunrise Highway around
11.30pm when the incident
occurred.

Mr Rahming said patrons
reported hearing a loud noise
and then saw a young man
running from the lodge hall
toward the highway. The sus-
pect got into a waiting vehicle
which then sped away.

Shortly afterwards it was
discovered that Mr Strachan
had been shot. He was taken
to Rand Memorial Hospital
for treatment.

Mr Rahming said police are
continuing their investigation
into incident.

Anyone who has informa-
tion that can assist police with
their investigation is asked to
call the Central Detective
Unit at 350-3089.

St Albans Drive
resident, 38,
denies charge
of stealing

aur

A 38-year-old of St Albans
Drive accused of stealing
$2,000 by reason of employ-
ment was arraigned in a
Magistrate’s Court on Fri-
day.

Eduige Belot was
arraigned on the charge
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel in Court 8, Bank
Lane. It is alleged in the
court dockets that Belot,
between Saturday, Novem-
ber 1, and Tuesday, Decem-
ber 16, stole from Alley
LaFleur cash in the amount
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Belot pleaded not guilty to .

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bail in the sum of $7,500.
The case was adjourned to
July 2, 2009."

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MEMBER of Parliament for
Fox Hill Fred Mitchell yester-
day defended his suggestion
that government purchase the
abandoned Royal Oasis resort
in Grand Bahama in an effort to
restore employment and eco-
nomic vitality to that island.

His comments came after
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham reportedly dismissed his
suggestion in another daily and
said the government was not in
the business of running hotels.
During his monthly press brief-
ing, Mr Mitchell criticised the
prime minister for what he
called SO ACICHONE in these
statements.

"The government is. out of
the hotel business, we got out of
the business, we're going to stay
out of the business, and we're
not going back into the busi-
ness," the prime minister was
_ quoted as say-
jing. "While I
‘| have great sym-
pathy (for) and
supported the
government's
| entry into the
hotel sector in

S 1974... The
Hubert overnment.,
Ingraham. stayed in too

long, and lost too
much money by staying in too
long. I was pleased to get out
of the business by disposing of
all the hotels in Grand Bahama,
and the one in Eleuthera, and
two of the three in Nassau.’And
I supported (Perry) Christie's
government when it got rid of
the last one. And hope that we
never have to go back into a
business that we know nothing
about and have demonstrated
that we have no competence to
deal with whatsoever".

Said Mr Mitchell yesterday:
"It is interesting that Mr Ingra-
ham says now that he agreed
with Perry Christie to sell the
Cable Beach Hotel. This again

contradicts what he said during... : :}

his campaign that he disagreed
with its sale. It also flies in the

‘face of what seemed to many

in the PLP as a deliberate effort
by Mr Ingraham’s government
to wreck the plans for the Baha

Mar development of Cable

Beach". 5

While he saying is not an
advocate for government-run
hotels, Mr Mitchell claimed the
government's policy of buying
hotels "was a roaring success"
as it saved jobs and spurred
development.

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his hotel, the government of the
Bahamas would have little
choice but to take the property
off his hands to save the jobs.
The situation then is equally as
grave in Grand Bahama where
it will be at least a year before
the Harcourt Group is able to
find money to start their pro-
ject. In the meantime, capital
in the form of the hotel plant
in Grand Bahama is idle and
unused," he said.

The Royal Oasis property
closed in 2004 after damage

“It is interesting
that Mr Ingraham
says now that he
agreed with Perry
Christie to sell the

‘Cable Beach

Hotel. This again
contradicts what
he said during his
campaign that he
disagreed with its
sale.”

Fred Mitchell

from two major hurricanes.

Mr Mitchell also voiced con-
cerned about the state of the
tourism product in Nassau.

In an effort to help re-brand
Dowdeswell Street — an area of
"jll-repute" at night — he said
he will soon tap a number of
businessmen about possibly
turning it into a hotspot for
tourists.

"I am thinking that it may be
possible under the new legisla-

_ tion to come together and

develop Dowdeswell Street as a
bed and breakfast area for

tourists who are interested in
that kind of experience.

"It would mean the purchase
or lease of properties in the area

and their redevelopment as bed

and breakfast establishments,

‘with restaurants and other sim-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

God bless the



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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master
LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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IT IS ABOUT time that someone
reminded PLP Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
that the general election is over and that we
have another four years to go before.anoth-
er is called.

Mr Mitchell should also. be reminded °

that the FNM won'that election and,
although former prime minister Perry
Christie seemed stunned by the results and
reluctant to move on, he eventually relin-
quished his position as head of state.

In 2007 the Bahamian people elected
Hubert Ingraham as their prime minister
with a five year mandate.

He has four more years to serve out his
term before wasting time deciding if he
will run for office again in 2012.

But Mr Mitchell, who is busy “testing

the waters” to find out his own chances.

for a leadership position in his party —
preferably party leader within striking dis-
tance of becoming prime minister in 2012

— is urging Mr Ingraham to agree now to

step down at the next election.

We can understand Mr Mitchell — who
never lets an idea rest once it gets lodged in
his brain — fearing a: a run against Mr Ingra-
ham.

He knows that he would have no chitite
against such a formidable opponent.

So already he is starting to clear his path
to the throne.

Mr Mitchell seems irked that Mr Ingra-
ham — like most Bahamians — is too busy
trying to discover how to ease the suffering
of a Bahamian people faced with a bleak
economic future than to pay any attention
to the Mitchell side show.

Yesterday Mr Mitchell called what he
later described as his last monthly brief-
ing in the Opposition Room of the House
of Assembly..

We are not certain if it was the last for
the year, or the last in the Opposition
Room or whether he was abandoning his
press briefings for good.

It would seem that these briefings should
be done by either Opposition Leader Per-
‘ry Christie, who shies away from such ses-
sions, or PLP chairman, ey: Hanna-
Martin.

But, obviously, true to form, Mr Mitchell
has elected himself party spokesman.

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his brief.

As we all know Mr Mitchell’s nature, we
can expect that, like the proverbial dog
who never lets a bone go once he gets it
between its teeth, the demand for Mr
Ingraham to step down will be echoed

throughout the country for the next four

years.

He will so chew on that bone that
Bahamians will cease to hear his.message.

No wonder FNM Chairman Johnley
Ferguson laughed off Mr.Mitchell’s state-
ments yesterday at his “last” briefing. What
Mr Mitchell was sayirig to Mr Ingraham
was what he desperately, wants to say to
PLP party leader Perry Christie. Move
over, PC, “it’s really time for another gen-
eration” was the Mitchell message. We
hope Mr Christie understood for whom it
was meaut.

"It's a red-herring,” said Mr Ferguson.
“Mr Mitchell has a leader who is older
than Mr Ingraham, and instead of putting
Mr Christie up who he wants to talk about,
he puts Mr Ingraham up.

“Because if he puts Mr Christie up, the
PLP will eat him alive. What he is saying
about Mr Ingraham is really what he wants
to\tell Mr Christie."

And Bahamians are sniggering behind
the back of their hands as they see Mr
Mitchell’s pathetic attempt to transform
himself into “our brother Barack”.

Like President-elect Obama, Mr Mitchel-
l’s mission is “to promote the ideas for
change.”

“All I say is you cannot simply talk the
language of change,” said Mr-Mitchell.
“You must change. Everyone wants to talk
change, but when it comes to change no
one wants to change.”

As soon as Mr Mitchell gets more deeply
into his transformation, we expect to hear
our balmy nights punctuated with the tri-
umphant cheer: “Yes, we can!”

Of course, hot air is being blown into Mr
Mitchell’s over inflated ego by several blog-
gers who liken him to the Bahamas’ own
Barack Obama.

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parents who
drugged us

EDITOR, The Tribune.

This extract was sent to-me
by a friend in the United States.
I think it so appropriate to our
problems here that I would like
The Tribune to publish it.

It is certainly food for ©

thought. Where they mentioned
“America”, I substituted the
word Bahamas. Following is the
extract:

True ... God bless the par-
ents, who drugged us.

The other day, a friend read
that a Methamphetamine lab
had been found in an old farm-
house in another country and
he asked me a rhetorical ques-
tion: “Why didn’t we have a
drug problem when you and I
were growing up?”

I replied, I had a drug prob-
lem when I was young I was
drug to church on Sunday
morning.

I was drug to church for wed-
dings and funerals.

ass

letters@tribunemedia.net



I was drug to family reunions
and community socials no mat-
ter the weather. ;

I was drug by my ears when I
was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to the figura-
tive woodshed when I dis-
obeyed my parents, told a lie,
brought home a less than
acceptable report card, did not
speak with respect, spoke ill of
the teacher or the preacher, or if
I didn’t put-forth my best effort

in everything that was asked of

me.
I was drug: to the kitchen sink
to have my mouth washed out
with soap if I uttered a profan-
ity.

I was drug out to pull weeds
in mom’s' garden and

flowerbeds sometimes fill in for

- Dad’s yard man.

‘I was drug to the homes of
family, friends and neighbours
to help out some poor soul who
had no one to mow the yard, or
make some home repair; and,
if my mother had ever suspect-
ed that I took a single dime as a
tip for this kindness, she would
have drug me in search of a big
switch.

Those drugs are still in my
veins and they affect my behav-
iour in everything I think, say,
or do.

They are stronger than
cocaine, crack, or heroin, and, if

- today’s children had this kind

of drug problem, the Bahamas
would be a better place.

God bless the parents. who
drugged us.

ELLIS SHAD
Nassau,
December, 2008.

Leave our exemption alone

EDITOR, The Tribune.

- IT seems like every year around at this yuletide
season: the Chamber of Commerce, our+local busi-
ness houses and others look for excuses for sagging

sales.

The one thing our business owners always seem to
want to point to is our exemption quota.

’ Cut the $300 duty exemption is always the cry. By
doing this they claim that Bahamians would be
encouraged to shop more at home, but this is not the

- case.

For the past 60 years or more ever since Bahami-.
ans started flying, going to Miami at Christmas time
has become almost like a pilgrimage.

I recall the now defunct Pan American and
Bahamas Airways how they advertised this year
énd package deal which included the college footbalf
championship game which was commonly referred
to as the “classics.” We can recall in 1966 just after
we changed from British sterling to local dollars
how the old Bahamas Airways advertised “$27.00
round trip airfare to Miami.” So the whole idea was
for Bahamians to make the trip, enjoy the games and
do some shopping at the same time. This concept is
nothing new and I cry shame on the Bahamas Cham-

ber of Commerce and our local businesses for con-
tinuously bringing up this notion that our govern-

ment should cut out our “exemption.” —
This island called New Providence is only 21 by
seven or about 58 square miles and Bahamians

should be encouraged to travel at least once a’ year

in order to maintain one’s sanity from the criminal
element and other turmoil that exists in our society.
The days of the “classics” at the Orange Bowl
are just about history now for our latest generation
of travelling Bahamians, but the thrill and joy of

going away at Christmas time is still very much a part

a) service,

Nassau,

of our culture. Just ask the personnel at Bahamasair.
how important this yuletide travelling season is to
them from a business outlook.
What our Chamber of Commerce and local busi-
_ hess merchants should be Soncenm Aung on are,

b) quality ‘of product,

c) competitive pricing,

d) policing your business and

e) getting full productivity from your employees.
BRIAN O CLARKE

December 18, 2008.

Too many bus drivers are setting a bad example

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please publish this open letter
to the Road Traffic Depart-
ment.

Dear Mr Rahming,

I rode on a PTAB No. 7 bus
today, NP 369. I could not believe
what this driver was doing —
shelling peanuts out of his win-
dow and letting the shells fall in
the street as he drove as well as
while he waited in traffic.

When I was certain this is what

he was doing, I shouted, “Driver, °

are you littering?” His response
was something about providing

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Foolishly implying, I suppose, that
he was aiding in the creation of
jobs.

Shocked and too upset at this
example for the passengers on his
bus, some of them quite young
still and impressionable, and not

wanting to debate foolishness, I:

said not another word.

It got worse. A passenger sit-
ting up front, facing the passen-
gers, upon a seat near the driver,
collecting as passengers got off,
had a bottle, of whatever he’d
been drinking, in a bag.

There I was complaining about
peanut shells.

We got on, I think it’s Balfour
Avenue, and out of the door he
throws his empty bottle when the
bus paused to let passengers off.

If I was speechless before, I
was livid now.

What absolutely amazing
things — what irresponsible
behaviour one encounters on our
public buses.

Is there no school through
which these bus drivers must pass
to learn responsible behaviour —
to come to understand the roles

of leadership they’re in?

I see drivers do, over and over
again, things which are quite
unlawful — consuming alcohol
while driving, for example — as if
their passengers were blind.

To see and say nothing makes
us passengers accomplices — sug-
gest we sanctioned, approved
their transgressions which we wit-
ness.

I do not approve. I want to see
them set the highest examples of
citizenship and of love for law
and order.

Too many of them make their
own rules and set the worst and
the lowest examples.

Another quarter has been
added to the bus fare but the ser-
vice has not improved, the unnec-
essary, annoying, unbearable
entertainment has not been elim-
inated.

I often walk long distances to
avoid having to get on these bus-
es at all.

An unhappy customer.

OBEDIAH SMITH
Nassau,
December, 2008.

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Man in court on drug.
possession changes

A 29-YEAR-OLD man was
arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court’:
yesterday on marijuana and }
cocaine possession charges. i

It is alleged that Aaron Arm- ;
brister of Petty Court Lane was :
found in possession of a quantity :
of marijuana on Sunday, Decem- :
ber 21, which authorities believed :
he intended to supply to anoth- ;
er. It is further alleged that on the :
same day, Armbrister was found ;
in possession of a quantity of :
cocaine which authorities believed :
he intended to supply to anoth- }
er. Armbrister, who appeared }
before Magistrate Carolita Bethel :
in Court 8, Bank Lane, pleaded :

not guilty to the charges. Accord- ;'

ing to the prosecutor, Inspector :
Ercell Dorsette, Armbrister was :
allegédly found in possession of :
two pounds of marijuana as well :
as 20 packages containing 30 :
grammes of cocaine. ;

Armbrister was also charged }
with resisting arrest and causing }
damage. Court dockets allege that :
Armbrister on Sunday, Decem- :
ber 21, resisted the lawful arrest of :
Police Constables 3218 Rolle and :
1498 Murphy. It is also alleged :
that Armbrister caused $50 worth :

of damage to Constable Rolle’s

uniform. Armbrister pleaded not :
guilty to the charges. Armbrister :
was remanded to Her Majesty’s :
Prison and returns to court on }
December 24 for a bail hearing. :

The accused is represented by ; |

lawyer Cecil Hilton. :

@ A MAN was ordered to }
receive counselling after admit- }
ting that he sent “annoying” text :
messages for several months to a }
person he thought was his ex-girl- :
friend, but was actually a woman
police officer. ;

Fernard Decade, 20, of Allan
Drive, appeared before Chief ;
Magistrate Roger Gomez in }
Court One, Bank Lane, yester- :
day, charged with unlawful use of }
the telecommunications system
In the court dockets it is alleged :
that Decade, between July and :
December, sent text and voice }
messages to the cellular telephone }
number of Valencia Roberts, to :
her annoyance and inconvenience. :

Decade pleaded guilty to the }
charge and was ordered by the :
presiding Magistrate to receive :
counselling. :

He was also bound over to}
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BPSU claims 112 IT staff have not

had salary increases since 2003

m@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

MORE than 100 angry public
servants have been waiting
more than five years for pro-
motions and salary upgrades
due to a hold on information
technology pay scale amend-
ments, according to the
Bahamas Public Service Union.

‘-BPSU president John Pinder
said around 112 IT personnel in
various government ministries
and agencies have not received
any salary increases since 2003.

In-every government depart-
ment, these IT personnel ensure
that computers and related
equipment are maintained and
upgraded, and also deal with
any malfunctioning soitware or
hardware.

Blaming the government for
dragging its feet on the issue,
Mr Pinder said a union task
force has been doing its part to
make sure these workers can
be promoted.

Regarding the work of this
task force, he said: “We are at
the point where the first phase
has been completed, and that
first phase speaks to persons
who were on the IT scales, and
those who had IT qualifications
or were performing IT functions
being transferred to the IT
scales.”

‘With the initial work of the
task force completed, Mr Pinder
said that a report was submitted
to Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing to review in
August. -

The second phase — inter-
viewing people with IT qualifi-
cations who are not performing
IT functions at this time — has
also been completed.

“Tt’s the minister responsible
for public service Zhivargo
Laing who is: holding this
process up now, because the
task force did its work and he
sought to send the report to
someone else to put in more
input and remarks. They are
actually retarding the process
at this time,” Mr Pinder said.

_ The BPSU Y presidents said that

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recognition of the need for an
IT pay scale, which first took
place in January 2006, paved
the way for those operating in
that capacity to receive retroac-
tive compensation from then
until now.

Mr Pinder added that.some
IT workers who were denied

. promotions because IT scales

were absent should receive
retroactive adjustments as far
back as 2003.

Mr Laing told The Tribune
that the IT scale amendments
are an important step for many
IT personnel.

“That is an ongoing exercise
and we are making progress in
respect to bringing that to com-
pletion,” said Mr Laing.

When.asked how long it

would take to’make the neces-:

sary adjustments to the IT pay
scale, Mr Laing said: “The mat-
ter is under consideration and
the government expects to be
able to deal with it soon.”

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the warm blood of a freshly sacri-
ficed goat with a cut throat staring
at me with a dying spirit in its eyes.
This is the climax of Giddae, a
voodoo ceremony held nation-wide
in Haiti, honouring the dead and
celebrating life.

A wrinkled elderly woman sits
atop the slaughtered beast, her face
covered with white powder and
shaded by huge sun glasses. She
dons the white robe and purple
headdress as the others do at the
ceremony.

She has played the important
role of executioner and now sits
stained by the blood of the slaugh-
tered beast.

Cornmeal is sprinkled onto the
goat by other prominent figures in
the ceremony, who draw intricate
symbols designed to.conjure up the
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elect Barack
Obama
between

two elated
supporters
celebrating
his historical

life. they focus on the very essential
aspect of procreation.

New York, November 4: I stand
in the centre of Time Square.
Somehow I have managed to make
my way to the forefront of ABC’s
newscast location on the street.
“Yes We Can” was the cry echoing
throughout the city's neon streets
moments after the announcement
of president-elect Barak Hussein
Obama.

‘There were white people, black
people and all colours and ethnici-
ties in between, hopefully wringing
their hands and shedding tears of
joy and disbelief. They watched the
historic saga unfold on mammoth
monitors towering high above the
hundreds. of thousands of people
chanting in unison "Barak....Oba-
ma, Barak....Obama".

"IT can't believe we did it, we
actually did it," a man said to me
with tears in his eyes. "I am 36 years
old, man, and this is the first time
that I've ever voted. There is no

‘excuse now man, that's what I

believe and that's what I tell my

children when I go home. Anything ,

is possible now."

Walking through the crowd of
those celebrating, now forming
large groups and pep rallies, anoth-
er man extends his hand and shakes
mine, "We don't have to worry any-
more, we all have jobs now. We
don't have to worry about food

now, I ain't gonna starve. We are .

finally gonna get our economy
back."

I smile and shrug my head in dis-
belief. Some people were not just
voting for Obama for president
they were actually voting for him as
the savior of not only the country
but of the modern world. Some-
how I got the impression that there
were people out there who really
believed that Obama would walk
into the White House then travel
the world on Air Forcé One waving
a magic wand, healing the world of
all the social and economic ills
affecting us all.

I was drawn into another large
crowd gathered under the spotlights
of a nearby movie cinema which
dramatically lighted the passionate
victory dances of the crowd
beneath. They were chanting "Oba-
ma bomaye!" (translated Obama:
kill him, reminiscent of the popular

GIDDAE
‘ VOODOO
| ceremony
moments
after the

Zimbabwe cry "Ali Bomaye"
chanted in the days leading up to
and during Mohammad Ali's his-
toric 'Rumble in the Jungle’ fight
against George Foreman in 1974).

Moving further into the centre
of the crowd I came upon a white
man and a black man, both hug-
ging a life size cut out of Barak .
Obama sandwiched between them.
They were jumping up and down in
jubilation leading the crowd in
impromptu songs, stopping to give
an occasional speech or two on the
significance of the moment and
their feelings of elation. It was def-
initely a most joyous occasion.

A Jewish young man then breaks
through the crowd caped in a large
American flag, he reaches the cen-
tre of the mob and raises it high.
Everyone grabs to cling to it. With
clenched fists of red white and blue,
people of all colours, genders, ages
and ethnicities hold tightly to their
flag; the reaffirming symbol of
promise and hope. They continued

’ ‘their songs of peace and of homage

to Barak Obama.

Viewing the state of mind and
the emotional extremes these peo-
ple.were experiencing in their des-
perate hope for change, I found it

_ very comparable to the voodoo cer-

emony I had witnessed just hours
before in Haiti. It was*as though
they were in a trance.

-They conjured up hope and
allowed it to possess them leading
to physical catharsis, spiritual cries -
and a fostering of unity that tran-
scended the self; in order for this
change to come it had to be of a
unity of one, not just of one type.

This is what I had journeyed all
this way to witness, the universal

nature of man to come together as

one, to unify in times of hardship in
order to reach a common goal for
the betterment of the collective;
the intrinsic need for man to have
something to believe in; the uni-
versal nature of man to express
himself in song and dance. We have
all seen it played out on television
screens from places all over the
world.

A true example of the universal
human experience.

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time for another generation,"
the Fox Hill MP told reporters
yesterday at what he said was
to be the last of his monthly
press briefings in the Opposi-

tion Room in the House of

Assembly.

Mr Ingraham served two
consecutive terms as the
nation's chief between 1992
and 2002. At that time he said
he only wanted to serve two
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Mitchell calls for PM to step down at end of term

However, Mr Ingraham later
said he meant he would only
serve two consecutive terms,
and not two collectively.

When asked whether he will
seek a fourth term in office at
his second 'meet-the-press'
event earlier this month, Mr
Ingraham said he was focused
on the job at hand and airected
reporters to get back to him in
two years time.

Yesterday, FNM Chairman
Johnley Ferguson laughed off
Mr Mitchell's statements and
accused him of trying to divert
the issue of a leadership chal-
lenge from the PLP onto the
FNM. ©

"It's a red- herring, Mr
Mitchell has a leader who is
older than Mr Ingraham, and
instead of putting Mr Christie
up who he wants to talk about,
he puts Mr Ingraham up.
Because if he puts Mr Christie
up, the PLP will eat him alive.
What he is saying about Mr
Ingraham is really what he
wants to tell Mr Christie."

On whether Mr Ingraham
will offer himself for another
term, the chairman said:
"We're still three and a half
years from the next election so
there's no discussion on that
at this time. And Hubert
Ingraham doesn't waste time,

he doesn't need a year to

decide whether or not he will
run again. And when we got
something we'll tell you."
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ter Carl Bethel, State Finance
Minister Zhirvargo Laing and
State Immigration Minister
Branville McCartney as possi-
ble successors to Mr Ingraham.
"I am certainly looking at all
of them so we can see what we
have to do to meet an organi-
sation. with them at its head.
Indeed we have to also allow
for the real possibility of Mr
Ingraham staying, infected as
he is with the disease that
many leaders have (of) not
knowing when it is time to go.
This is his third time and
enough is enough. Mr Ingra-
ham needs to step down: So in
this respect Mr Christie is not
the issue. Mr Ingraham is."
Referencing the country's

deputy prime minister in par-
ticular, Mr Mitchell said race
should not be an issue to his
prospective candidacy.

"The question for example
when people look at Brent
Symonette, I see this organ-
ised campaign that's going on
and making comparisons with
the United States— to me the
wrong question is being asked
by the pundits. I would say
race is an irrelevant factor to
the choice of who leads this
country.

“The question is compe-
tence, the question is are you
relevant to the country, the
question is can you actually
lead people.

“Do you connect to people,
do you connect. with their
themes? And those questions
have to be asked of every sin-
gle one of those names that I
listed.

Pastors wait in vain

FROM page one

joined pastor Alfred Stewart from Mount Zion Baptist Church
who had called on the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) at
lpm yesterday to put back the menorah. ~

The symbolic candelabra was taken down after some Anglican
and Greek Orthodox Christians complained.

But the action sparked a row in the community, and a number of

Christian pastors have called for the Menorah to be put back up.

Mr Basden told The Tribune that the menorah would be rein-
stated on Bay Street on December 12, however he has not respond-
ed to calls since, and it is still absent from downtown Nassau 10 days
later,

Pastor Stewart said: “We believe the vast majority of Christians
in the Bahamas do not find the placement of the menorah deco-
ration in Rawson Square to be in any way offensive, especially in
light of the fact Christianity is rooted in the Jewish faith. ,

“We also believe that in a world of rising anti-Semitism, the
removal of the menorah might send the wrong message to our
local Jewish community, and to the rest of the world.”

Replacing the symbol would also be better for business as Jew-
ish people who make up a large percentage of tourists, and some of
Nassau’s most important business executives, would appreciate
the gesture.

BEC Chairman Fred Gottlieb was away when the menorah was
removed. In his opinion it should never have been taken down. He
also felt it should be put back right away.

However, others at BEC must agree with him before anything is
done, he said.

“T have absolutely no objection morally, religiously or on any oth-
er grounds to the menorah being put up there, but I am not ina
position to make that decision myself,” Mr Gottlieb said.

Meanwhile Christian pastors are losing patience.

Disappointed by BEC’s failure to respond to his call, Pastor
Stewart said: “Monday marked the beginning of the Hanukkah fes-
tival and we felt it would be very appropriate that in recognition of
and respect for the significance of this festival — the cleansing
and rededication of the second Temple — that the menorah be rein-

stated.

“We wish to reaffirm our solidarity with and support for Israel

and the Jewish ‘people. Christians“and’ Jews worship ‘the same"

God.”
- FROM page one

Christmas,” said Mr McCart-
ney. “We’re trying to send peo-
ple home for the holidays.”

Among the 66 Haitians to be
sent back, are 50 who were
picked up by the Defence Force
near Inagua yesterday.

Mr: McCartney said the
planes will be sent to pick those’
persons up from Inagua and fly

_ them directly to Haiti.

According to him, because
of the number of illegal immi-
grants who have been repatri-
ated recently, there is ample
housing in other dormitories at
the detention centre for the 21

‘people who were occupying the

now fire ravaged building.
Assistant Police Superinten-
dent Hulan Hanna said the dor-
mitory fire started some time
after 9.30 in the morning. There
were no reported injuries.
According to him, the illegal
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Arson fire

facility had to be evacuated, but
were kept on the compound
while fire fighters worked to put
out the blaze.

“Three units responded and
they met one of the dorms fully
involved with fire,” said Mr
Hanna. “The blaze was even-
tually extinguished but the fire
left in its wake extensive dam-
age to that building.”

According to Mr McCartney,
that particular dormitory hous-
es the centre’s Cuban popula-
tion. However, at the time of
the fire other nationalities were
being housed there.

He said police will now con-
duct an extensive investigation
to find the suspect..

“If what we suspect is right,
we will certainly have them
prosecuted to the fullest extent

. of the law,” said Mr McCart-

ney.

11:30p.m.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008, PAGE 9



FROM page one

would leave “within the hour.”

Departures scheduled
throughout the day were set
back by up to eight hours on
Friday, with some that were
due to arrive that afternoon
not landing at Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
until after 2 o’clock the fol-
lowing morning.

Ticket holders complained
that the wait was made worse
because food vouchers, and
extra diapers for infants were
not readily dispersed by
Bahamasair staff, despite the
company’s own policy that
provisions are made available
after four hours.

Passenger Wendy Lowe
said: “It was unacceptable.
Our flight was meant to leave
at 4pm and we didn’t get any
food vouchers until 10pm.
This other guy who was
meant to be on an 11am flight
kept going up to the desk
(with his infant son) and say-
ing: ‘There’s only so much
this (diaper) can hold!’ But
they didn’t have any.”

The 11am flight left Miami
at 18.52pm, the 4pm flight
departed at 1.30am and an
8pm flight shortly after that.

Yesterday Bahamasair’s
general manager, Henry
Woods, called the situation
“very unusual and unfortu-
nate” but added that the com-
pany “tried its best.”

He refuted suggestions that _

passengers would not have
been .provided with “any
necessities.”

Problems began when a
flight attendant on the 9.30am
flight from Nassau to Miami
fainted and had to be taken
to a Florida hospital.

Short of a full crew, the jet ©

was then stuck in Miami
unable to take off on time for
the next morning flight from
Miami to Nassau.

The first Bahamasair flight
that could have taken a
replacement attendant to
Miami, scheduled for 2pm,
failed to fly because it had
mechanical failures. That 2pm
flight was ultimately unable
to leave Nassau until 9.50pm
— after US pre-clearance had

closed at 7.30pm.

This compounded the con-
fusion, as 65 passengers and
their baggage who did not
have US visas had to be
removed from the already

Chaotic day leaves hundreds of
Bahamasair passengers stranded

boarded flight to fly the fol-
lowing morning when U.S.
pre-clearance re-opened.

All passengers who were

able to travel aboard that
plane then had to clear cus-
toms and immigration in the
US, further extending their
already stretched travel
schedules.

Bahamasair staff yesterday
complained that another jet
belonging to the airline that
could have been flown to
Miami to deliver the atten-
dant and pick up the stranded
passengers was sent to Fort
Lauderdale at 3.45pm instead,
allowing for a 5.25pm flight

which had Bahamasair chair-

man J.Barrie Farrington
onboard, to return on time.

“Instead of sending the oth-
er one to Miami (from Nas-
sau at 2pm) and allowing the
delayed (11am) flight to go
first they decided to keep the
Fort Lauderdale on time,” an
employee claimed.

After driving in rush hour
traffic from Fort Lauderdale

‘to Miami, the replacement

attendant arrived for the
flight with only minutes: to
spare before the entire crew
which she was to join would
have “timed out” — having
over run the 14 hour flight
duty time limit, it was
claimed.

“They were potentially cre-
ating an even more huge issue
(by sending the attendant to
Fort Lauderdale). The whole
crew could’ve been stuck in
Miami,” explained the
Bahamasair source.

But yesterday Mr Woods
and director of flight opera-

tions Paulo Cartwright said.

the flight had to go to Fort
Lauderdale as scheduled
because Bahamasair would
otherwise have been in viola-
tion of its “code. share part-
nership” with US Airways.
“We have a lot of US Air-
ways traffic on that who
would connect out of Fort
Lauderdale, so it’s a priority
flight for us because of all
those connecting passengers,”
said Mr Woods. “Had it not
been flying those code share
passengers we would’ve taken
that plane into Miami.”
However, a Bahamasair



staff member said the 2pm
flight into Miami would have
also carried such “priority”
passengers who had connec-
tions to make once in the U.S.

Denying the suggestion that
the plane was sent to Fort
Lauderdale to accommodate
Mr Farrington, Mr Woods
vehemently stated , that
Bahamasair “wouldn’t do
anything of the sort.”

Meanwhile, Mr Cartwright
yesterday said it “just would-
n’t be logical to put standby
crews everywhere we fly.”
Bahamasair services four air-
ports in Florida.

“You've got to weigh the
possibility of something
occurring against the proba-
bility of something occur-
ring,” he said.

Mr Woods said that those
passengers who were incon-
venienced by the delays can
contact Bahamasair about
compensation, although this

‘will not be in the form of a

refund.

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Police say no arrest has yet been made into
this latest shooting, however investigations con-
tinue.

Police also indicate that there may be some
challenges to the investigation because resi-
dents of the predominantly Haitian communi-
ty are usually reluctant to release information.
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PREEPORT — The 31-year-
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while on the ship Seawind on
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could not smoke aboard the
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search was conducted on Fri-
day and Saturday with no suc-
cess.

According to reports, Sandy
Point police received informa-
tion at about 5.30pm from the
MV Seawind that a male pas-
senger had jumped overboard.

_The vessel was headed Nas-
sau and was three miles off
Sandy Point, Abaco, when the
incident occurred. _

The captain made u-turn in
an attempt to retrieve the man

from the water, but when the
vessel returned to the spot, the
man had disappeared.

Mr Rahming said crew mem-
bers boarded a dinghy and
searched for Walkes, but could
not locate him.

Police officers boarded a pri-
vate vessel and went out to
assist crew members in their

search.

He said the search was called
off at dark on Friday evening.

The Royal Bahamas Defence
Force and United States Coast
Guards resumed the search on
Saturday morhing.

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efforts to locate the missing man
proved futile and the search was
discontinued, ” Mr Rahming
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reduced.

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to the government, to the
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lish in this country a redun-
dancy fund so when these
companies go ‘belly up’ the
little man can go there ina
orderly fashion, make an
application and get some
relief.”

-Mr Ferguson said that
under the proposal the TUC
intends to bring to the gov-
ernment, each employer will
be required to pay into the
fund an amount which will
only be used if the company
ever goes bankrupt.

“It is critically important
that as we take this country
forward to provide for those
who are a fortunate than
us.

“They (investors) come
and we negotiate heads of
agreements, but in those
heads of agreements I see
nothing that reflects the
interest of the little man.

“So we have a duty — when
they come we welcome
them, we facilitate them but
the working man must be
apart of any social arrange-
ment We arrive at in this
country.

“It we do this it will goa
long way,” Mr Ferguson
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hile the selec-

tion process is

complete, the

Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associa-
tions is now putting the final
touches omits annual End of
the Year Awards Presenta-
tion.

This year’s presentation is
scheduled to take place at the
Sandals Royal Bahamian
resort 7pm Saturday, but will
take the form of a reception
with Sir Durward Knowles as
the patron.

“The approach this year is
have a reception as opposed
to a banquet and we have
downsized the price from
$75.00-$100.00 to $35.00
because of the economic times
and most of these kids have
parents who are really strug-
gling,” said BAAA’s public
relations officer Kermit Tay-
lor.

“That.is why we have decid-
ed to go with the reception
this year and most of the kids
have complained that we
allow the banquet to run on
with so much tributes to the
old-timers and other area of
awards that when it gets to -
their awards, they are either
bored and ready to leave.”

Evans said the executive
board has agreed to keep
everything tight and they
intend to make the pro-





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“The approach this
year is have a reception
as opposed to a banquet

and we have downsized -
the price from $75.00-
$100.00 to $35.00

- because of the economic.

times and most of these
kids have parents who
are really struggling.”

— Kermit Taylor

gramme a very compact one
with only the presentation of :
the awards to deserving ath-
letes.

The Royal Bahamas
Defense Force Pop Band is
expected to provide the enter-
tainment.

For the first time this year,
the BAAA has invited the
local journalists to cast their
votes for the Athlete of the
Year, as well as the Senior
Male and Female Athlete of
the Year, the Junior Male and
Female Athlete of the Year
and the Coach of the Year.

The nominees for those
awards are as follows:

Senior Male Athlete

of the Year

e Leevan ‘Superman’ Sands,
the Olympic Games’ triple
jump bronze medallist

e Chris ‘Bay’ Brown, the
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400m at the Olympics where
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400 relay team to the silver
medal

e Shamar Sands lowered his
national 110m hurdle record
while making it to the semifi-
nal at the Olympics

e Andretti Bain won the
NCAA Indoor and Outdoor

400m championship titles;

reached the semifinal of the
men’s 400m and ran the open-
ing leg on the men’s 4 x 400
silver medal relay team at the
Olympics.

Senior Female Athlete

of the Year

e Debbie Ferguson-McKen-
zie was a double seventh place
finisher in the 100 and 200)
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en’s 100 at the Olympics.

e Christine Amertil made it
to the semis of the women’s
400 at the Olympics.

e Bianca Stuart just missed
making the cut for the
Olympics after she had a stel-
lar collegiate year.

Junior Male Athlete

of the Year

e Aaron Wilmore set a
record in winning the gold in
the under-17 boys 110 hurdles
at the Carifta Games in St
Kitts & Nevis.

e Raymond Higgs won the
men’s high jump at the
National Open Track and
Field Championships after he
won the gold at the Carifta
Games in the under-20 boys
division. He went on to com-
pete at the World Junior

_ Championships, finishing

eighth in the final of the high
jump.
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- record in winning the gold in

the under-17 boys 400 hurdles
at the Carifta Games. He also
competed at the World Junior
Championships where he did-
n’t advance out of the first
round of the men’s 400 hur-
dles.

Junior Female Athlete

of the Year

e Sheniqua ‘Q’ Ferguson
won the bronze in the 100 and
ran the first leg on the wom-
en’s 4x 100 record setting
relay team at Carifta.

She went on to win the gold
in the 100 and the bronze in
the 200 as well as ran the first
leg on the women’s 4 x 100
relay team that finished fourth
at the World Junior Champi-
onships, qualifying for the
Olympics where she ran
through to the second round
of the 200.

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in the 200 and anchored the
women’s record setting 4 x
100 relay team and she also
anchored the women’s 4 x 400
relay team that finished fourth
at Carifta. She also ran at the
World Junior Championships,
advancing to the semifinal of
the 200 and anchoring the 4 x
1 relay team to fourth.

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the gold in the under-17 girls’
long jump, the bronze in the
100 and ran the second leg on

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Devard Darling has best game

of season in loss to Dolphins |

@ By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH his team attempting
to play the role of spoilers in
the AFC playoff race, Devard
Darling had a breakout perfor-
mance in a losing effort.

Darling had his best game of
the season in the Chiefs 38-31
loss to the Miami Dolphins Sun-
day afternoon at Arrowhead
Stadium.

He caught three passes for 69
yards, including a 33 yard touch-
down.

The fourth year receiver
recorded season highs in recep-
tions, yards and touchdowns. |

Darling caught his first score
of the year early in the second
quarter with his team trailing
10-0.

Tyler Thigpen connected with
Darling on the 33 yard pass to
give the Chiefs their first score
of the game.

It was his first touchdown _

catch of the season.

Another big play opportunity
came late in the third quarter
when Thigpen connected with
Darling for a 32 yard gain.

The Chiefs eventually capped
the drive with a score onan
eight yard scramble from Thig-
pen, giving the Chiefs a 28-24
lead.

Darling went over 30 receiv-
ing yards for the first time all
season since week one when he
caught a 68 yard pass.

Darling displayed the big play
ability the Chiefs expected
when they signed him to a
lucrative three year contract in
the offseason after a three year
stint with the Baltimore Ravens.

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er, Darling set career highs in

his final season with the Ravens. .

He had four games of at least
45 yards receiving, including a
four catch, 107 yards, and one
touchdown performance in an

overtime win against Cincinnati.

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NBA Today

By The Associated Press

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, December 23

Philadelphia at Boston (7:30
pm EST). The Celtics (26-2) can
set a team record with their 19th
straight win and an NBA mark
for best start to a season by a
team with two losses.

STARS

Sunday

— LeBron James, Cavaliers,
scored 31 points as Cleveland
finished a four-game road trip
with a 102-91 win over Okla-
homa City.

— Rajon Rondo, Celtics,
scored 18 of his 26 points in the
third quarter to help the Celtics
tie a franchise record with their
18th straight win, 124-105 over
New York. '

EIGH (EEN AND COUNT-
ING

Boston tied a team record by
winning its 18th straight game,
124-105 over New York on Sun-

day night. The Celtics (26-2) can_

break the record Tuesday night
against Philadelphia. The
defending NBA champions also
tied a league record for best
start by a team with two losses.

Coincidentally, Boston tied the .

Knicks and 76ers at 26-2. New
York did it in 1969-70 and
Philadelphia in 1966-67 — each
going on to win NBA titles.

DISAPPEARING ACT

For the fourth game in a row,
Washington was held under 20
points in the fourth quarter. This
time, Jason Kidd took over with
six of his 11 assists in the game's
final 6:05 to help Dallas send
Washington to its sixth straight
loss, 97-86 Sunday night.

HOME FOR THE

HOLIDAYS

Cleveland followed a loss at
Atlanta by winning the final
three games on a road trip that
matched its longest of the sea-
son. Now, the Cavs (23-4) head
home for a three-game homes-
tand:

NO MORE

Mike Bibby put an end to
Detroit's domination of the
Hawks, scoring a season-high
27 points to lead Atlanta to an

85-78 win over the Pistons on,

Sunday. The Pistons swept the
four-game series with the
Hawks last season, but each of
the games came before Atlanta
acquired Bibby from Sacra-
mento on Feb. 16. Detroit had
won 12 of the last 16 games in
the series in Atlanta.

SPEAKING

"The greatest point guard in
the world. The best who's ever
done it. He can always impact
the game even if he doesn't
score any points. He had so
many assists. In the last four
minutes of the game, he totally
controlled the game."

— Dallas' Jason Terry on
Jason Kidd, who had 11 assists
in the Mavericks' 97-86 win in
Washington.

record, win 18th straight

BOSTON (AP) — The
Boston Celtics will only talk
about one streak they're work-
ing on — and pretend not to
notice each time they extend
their win streak.

Rajon Rondo scored 18 of his
26 points in the third quarter
and the Celtics tied their fran-
chise record for consecutive
wins by beating the New York
Knicks 124-105 on Sunday for
their 18th straight victory.

"We did what?" Kevin Gar-
nett said. "We wouldn't know
because we work on our
defense every day."

. The win improved Boston's
to 26-2, matching the NBA
mark for the best start by a
team with two losses. The
Celtics can break the record at
home against the Philadelphia
76ers on Tuesday night.

Coincidentally, Boston tied
both the Knicks and 76ers at
26-2. New York did it in 1969-
70 and Philadelphia in 1966-67
— each going on to win NBA
titles.

After Tuesday, its out to Los
Angeles for a Christmas Day

_rematch against the Lakers,

who the Celtics beat in six
games in last season's NBA
finals.

"We'll talk about Christmas
when Christmas comes," Gar-
nett said. "One game at a time."

In the only other NBA games
on Sunday it was: Atlanta 85,
Detroit 78; Dallas 97, Washing-

ton 86; and Cleveland 102,

Oklahoma City 91.

New York entered the game
ranked next-to-last in team
defense, and it showed.

The Knicks trailed 69-63
before Rondo took advantage
of some poor interior defense,
driving past defenders — most-
ly Chris Duhon and Quentin
Richardson — for layups and
all of Boston's points in a 10-4
run that put the Celtics ahead
by 12. They led 98-87 after three
quarters.

Ray Allen finished with 18
points, Paul Pierce 17, and Gar-
nett and Kendrick Perkins each
had 12 for the Celtics.

Boston's 1981-82 team also
won 18 consecutive games.

Richardson led the Knicks
with 29 points and Nate Robin-
son had 23. Duhon added 20
with 10 assists.

"He (Rondo) was more
aggressive. He's not usually as
aggressive as he was tonight,"
Richardson said. "Tonight he
was trying to go to the rim."

New York lost its fourth

‘straight and eighth in a row to

Boston.

The Celtics scored the first
seven points of the final quarter,
turning the game into a rout

SECURITY

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Rondo helps Celtics tie



IN THIS May 4, 2008 file photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, front, is tackled by Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams on a drive to the bas-
ket in the second half of Game 7 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series in Boston. Williams was ejected on the play.

when Brian Scalabrine's 3 made
it 105-87 with 10:28 to play.

Cavaliers 102, Thunder 91

At Oklahoma City, LeBron
James scored 31 points, Mo
Williams added 20 and Cleve-
land finished a four-game road
trip. |

James eclipsed 30 points for
the fourth straight game, but
the Cavs needed much longer to
deliver the knockout punch
than in their first meeting with
the Thunder.

Cleveland dominated that
game and ended up with a 35-
point rout, but this time could-
n't take a double-digit lead until
the end of the third quarter.

Kevin Durant scored 26 for
the Thunder. Russell West-
brook added 22 points and
matched his career-high with 11
assists and Jeff Green scored
16 points and grabbed 10
rebounds.

Delonte West hit his first five
shots and finished with 18
points against his former team
and Cleveland won for the 22nd
time in 24 games to extend the
best start in team history. -

Mavericks 97, Wizards 86

At Washington, Jason Terry
scored 25 points and Dirk Now-
itzki had 23 to help Dallas send
the Washington Wizards to
their sixth straight loss.

Washington tied a 42-year-
old franchis& record for its worst
start — the 1966-67 Baltimore
Bullets also started 4-21.

The win was Dallas' 13th in
17 games, even though the
Mavericks made only five of 30
3-point attempts two nights
after a 24-point loss at New Jer-

sey. .
Hawks 85, Pistons 78
At Atlanta, Mike Bibby put
an end to Detroit's domination
of the Hawks with a season-
high 27 points. .

Detroit trailed by 18 points
early in the second half before
launching a steady comeback
in the matchup of second-place
teams. ;

The Pistons cut the lead to
80-76 on a basket by Rasheed

Wallace with 2:30 remaining, .

but Bibby answeréd with a

(AP Photo: Charles Krupa)

jumper. ©

The Pistons swept the four-
game series with the Hawks last
season, but each of the games
came before Atlanta acquired
Bibby from Sacramento on Feb.
16. Detroit had won 12 of the
last 16 in Atlanta.

Joe Johnson had 19 points
and seven assists. Al Horford
added 11 points and 11
rebounds and Josh Smith also
had 11 points for Atlanta. Rod-
ney Stuckey and Wallace each
had 20 points for Detroit. .

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dence; Darren Rahming, 35,
of Caravel Beach, Freeport,
and Jinnah Forde, 35, Staple-
don Gardens, New Providence
— for Grand Bahama.

When the aircraft touched
down at GBIA, both main
landing gears collapsed. The
aircraft slid down the runway
on its belly.

Airport Crash Rescue per-
sonnel responded to the scene

and discovered that the air-
craft had landed on its belly
at an angle on the runway.
Mr Rahming said police
also responded. He said offi-
cers observed damage to the
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Russia licenses
faith healers

m@ MOSCOW

MIKHAIL FADKIN claims
he can cure a long list of disor-
ders — pancreatitis, bronchitis,
digestive problems, even infer-
tility — by using his hands to
manipulate what he describes as
a person’s “bio-energy field”,
according to Associated Press.

Many laugh at such ideas and
might call him a quack. But the
63-year-old healer, who practices
out of an office in a Moscow sub-
urb, holds a license from the
Russian government.

For the past two years, the
Federal Health Service has been
issuing licenses to practitioners
of what it calls “traditional med-
icine,” meaning anything from
the use of herbal treatments to
the manipulation of “auras.” His
claims buttressed by officialdom,
Fadkin charges patients 3,500
rubles ($150) per session.

And he says business is very
good.

“Every day I learn something
new,” the smiling Muscovite
says, gesturing to what he says is
an invisible aura surrounding
him — “because all the infor-
mation I need is out there, inthe
vast energy field surrounding
us.”

So far, 130 healers, including
Fadkin, have passed the service’s
voluntary testing program, which

promoters in the government say .

can determine whether someone
has the inherent ability to cure.
The program is limited to
Moscow, but a Russian lawmak-
er is pushing to extend it nation-
wide and make it mandatory.

Skeptics scoff at the notion
that such testing is meaningful
and criticize the government for
lending credibility to people who
claim paranormal powers.

“JT think that this entire sys-
tem is a result of ignorance and
corruption,” says Eduard
Kruglyakov, a laser physicist,
member of the Russian Acade-
my of Sciences. “Science has cer-
tain rules that must be followed,
and this system of certification
hasn’t passed any serious scien-
tific tests.”

He deplores the whole notion
of legitimizing folk healing
through licensing.

“This kind of healing has
nothing to do with science or
medicine,” he said.
~ > The program includes a back-
ground check, a scan of électrical
activity in the brain and a com-
mittee review of the results. The
agency charges applicants 10,000
rubles ($428) for the tests.

- Andrei Karpeev, director of
the Federal Scientific Clinical
Center for Traditional Methods
of Diagnostics and Healing,
which administers the tests,
insists that folk medicine, includ-

ing psychic healing, is backed by °

scientific studies. While he
acknowledges some of the crite-
tia for determining who has
healing powers are subjective,
he claims the tests are able to
wean out “charlatans.” Accord-
ing to Karpeev, there are per-
haps 100,000 people in Russia

offering to use magic, psychic or *

other extra-sensory methods to
cure illnesses, read minds or cast
spells. .

Faith in magic and the occult
lingered for centuries in Russia,
long after the Renaissance, with
its emphasis on rationalism and
empiricism, weakened similar
beliefs in Western Europe.

Russia is among a small num-
ber of nations where traditional
healers are licensed at any level.
In Indonesia, where mysticism
is deeply rooted in traditional
culture, local governments certi-
fy those claiming to use magical
charms or psychic powers for
-healing. And in India, a country
with ancient folk medicine tra-
ditions, the government licenses
healers who use yoga and home-
opathy, although not people who
claim extra-sensory powers.

Albina Domolazova, 70, paid
3,600 rubles ($156) to an unli-
censed clairvoyant to cure her
son of drug addiction. When the
woman recommended Domola-
zova toss chunks of beef to black
.dogs,and then light a candle in
seven churches, she dutifully
obeyed.

- After completing the ritual,
which included burying the last
chunk of meat in a graveyard,
Domolazova’s son was still
addicted. The healer refused to
refund the fee — which repre-
sented half of Domolazova’s
monthly pension. While Domo-
lazova is now more wary, her
faith that some people have
’ healing powers has not been
shaken.

Every year, thousands of Rus-
sians claim to have been
defrauded by people calling
themselves clairvoyants,
occultists, and self-styled witch-
es, who advertise their services
in Russian media. In July a
Moscow court handed an 11-
year prison sentence lo Grigory
Grabovoi, a cult l¢ader who
allegedly promised to resurrect
children killed in/the Beslan
school siege in 2004. He report-
edly charged grieying relatives
some 40,000 rublgs ($1,700).

In response fo cases like

Grabovoi’s, legislators in the
Duma, or lower house of parlia-
ment, have proposed a law ban-
ning traditional healers from
advertising.

But Lyudmila Stebenkova, a
deputy in the Moscow city legis-
lature, said the answer is to weed
out the false healers from the
true ones. She wants to expand
Moscow’s testing and licensing

"system to the rest of the country

and make it mandatory, creat-
ing a licensing system similar to
the one for physicians.

“The measures we’re propos-
ing will protect Russia’s popu-
lation from _ fraudsters,”
Stebenkova said.

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TENTS

THE historic Balcony House Museum held an
open house on Saturday, December 13. Bahamians
and visitors toured the historic sight. Balcony House
is about 220 years old and is the oldest existing
‘wooden residential building in the Bahamas. The
balcony, from which the house derives its name,
overlooks Market Street (formerly Prison Lane), is
supported by wooden knee braces — a signature.
architectural feature of the 18th century loyalists,

‘The Central Bank of the Bahamas acquired the
house in 1985, and later commenced its restoration.
In conjunction with the Department of National
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to place. Snowfall in northern New
England topped 40 inches in one
town, and travel remained dis-
rupted as the days ticked town
toward Christmas.

"It's.so cold, it feels like nee-
dles are pricking my eyes," grum-
bled 19-year-old Ashley Sarpong
of Chicago, a fur-lined hood pulled
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er Service called it "the sweet spot
of the storm."

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so sweet.

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crazy," said Linda Shane, who had
to call for help when the snow
jammed her car doors shut as she
tried to get’ out of her driveway.
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National Bank, she looked out the
window and said: "You can't see
the gas station across the street."

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ly 11,000 customers still in the dark
from an ice storm more than a
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AUTHORITIES say two Tampa men. got into a fight: that
escalated into one going for a gun and the other grabbing a
machete, according to Associated Press. ’

Deputies arrested the man with the gun, 28-year-old Luis
Cruz, Sunday evening. He was charged with simple battery
and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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colder.

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Ark., was visiting New York for
the first time and bundled up
Monday so that the cold wouldn't
keep her from her plans.

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want to see stuff so we're out and |

about in it," she said as she
checked out Macy's holiday win-
dows along 34th Street.

Monday morning commuters in
Dayton, Ohio, were greeted with
zero-degree temperatures, the
National Weather Service report-
ed. It was in the single digits in
Toledo, Cincinnati and Colum-
bus.

The cold also added to power-
outage headaches in the Midwest.
Nearly 50,000 customers remain
without power across northern
Indiana because of last week's ice
storm.’ There were also more than
7,000 customers still out in Illinois
on Monday and about 5,000 in
northwest Ohio. :

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‘rare snowstorm over the week-
end, limited service resumed Mon- °

day at Sea-Tac Airport, but thou-
sands of people were stranded
because of all the flight cancella-
tions over the weekend.

Sea-Tac spokesman Perry
Cooper said Monday the airport
had been distributing water and
blankets and he hopes no one
stranded Monday will still be on
hold at Christmas.

The Portland, Ore., airport also
had many flight cancellations,
though it remained open.

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portation. "You say to yourself:
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS . |

Two 4,300-year-old
tombs are unveiled
south of Cairo

m@ SAGQARA, Egypt

A PAIR of 4,300-year-old
pharaonic tombs discovered
at Saqqara indicate that the
sprawling necropolis south of
Cairo is even larger than pre-
viously thought, Egypt’s top
archaeologist said Monday,
according to Associated Press.

The rock-cut tombs were
built for high officials — one
responsible for the «quarries
used to build the nearby pyra-
mids and another for a woman
in charge of procuring enter-
tainers for the pharaohs.

“We announce today a
major, important discovery at
Saqqara, the discovery of two
new tombs dating back to
4,300 years ago,” said Zahi
Hawass, as he showed



reporters around the site
Monday. “The discovery of
the two tombs are the begin-
ning of a big, large cemetery.”

The discovery indicates that
there is even more to the vast
necropolis of Saqqara, located
12 miles south of the capital,
Cairo, he added.

In the past, excavations
have focused on just one side
of the two nearby pyramids
— the Step Pyramid of King
Djoser and that of Unas, the
last king of the 5th Dynasty.
The area where the two tombs
were found, to the southwest,
has been largely untouched.

“This means the royal
cemetery is bigger than we
thought,” said Saleh Suleiman,

the archaeologist responsible-

for the excavation of the two

tombs.

Hawass, the head of £ Egypt’ s
Supreme Council of Antiqui-
ties, said excavations will con-
tinue and further finds should
shed light on.the 5th and 6th
dynasties of the Old Kingdom,
which ruled over 4,000 years
ago.

One of the tombs, about a
yard wide and 2.75 yards long,
has a description above the
entrance about the man, Yaa-
mat, for whom it was built.
The second tomb is twice the
size and includes inscriptions
and an image of a seated
woman.

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in the Saqqara burial site of the rulers of ancient Memphis, about 12 miles, 19 kilometers south of Cairo,
Egypt Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. Egypt's top archaeologist says two pharaonic tombs discovered this year at
Saqqara indicate the sprawling necropolis south of Cairo is even larger than previously thought.

was not involved in the dig,
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dealer were eventually able to

significant, the possibility of a
much larger cemetery is.

“It shows that the blank
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got round to digging them,”
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Norway's Carisan, 18 years ald,
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ward champion, and the
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ssi North = East South West
performance (5) 1¢ Pass 3& Pass
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19 Animal doctor (3)
20 Doze (3)
21 Subtracts (7)
22 Pig (3)
23 Of the sea (6)
24 Single entity (4)
25 Dig up (6)
"26 Baa (5)
27 Hop kilns (5)
28 Anger (3)
30 Peek (4)

Opening lead — king of hearts.

It is often said that the mark of a
good player is his ability to correctly
guess two-way finesses for queens.

player’s skill, an even better gauge is
the ability to eliminate the guess-
work altogether by substituting an
entirely different approach to. the
problem.

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club contract. Without the heart lead,
the slam would be ice-cold even if
declarer misguessed .the location of
the queen of diamonds. But with the
heart lead, South must very much
mind his p’s and q’s to get home

sately.

Instead of torturing himself by
searching for clues to the location of
the missing damsel, South should
come at the problem from an entirely
different direction.

After winning the opening heart
lead with the ace, he should draw
two rounds of trump, cash his three
top spades, discarding a heart from

~ dummy, and exit with .the jack of

hearts. .
Once he does this, South can table

his cards and claim six. West wins

the heart with the queen but. is then at
the end of his rope. He must either
return a diamond, relieving South of
the guess for the queen, of return a
spade or a heart, allowing declarer to
ruff in dummy as he discards a dia-
mond from his hand.

It is true that South relinquishes
all chance of making seven by adopt-
ing this method of play, but the guar-
anteed result — scoring a vulnerable
slam — far outweighs the impor-
tance of a relatively insignificant
overtrick.

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British minister: Mugabe

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

will have to step aside

m LONDON

ZIMBABWEAN President
Robert Mugabe must step
down from office if a power-
sharing government is to suc-
ceed, Britain’s minister for
Africa said Monday, signaling
a hardening of London’s
stance on its former colony,
according to Associated Press.

. Mark Malloch Brown told

BBC radio that Mugabe was
incapable of making good on
a deal to govern alongside
opposition leader Morgan
Tsvangirai and would likely
be forced to quit.

His comments follow
remarks made over the week-
end by the top U.S. envoy for
Africa, who said Washington
can no longer support a Zim-
babwean deal that leaves
Mugabe in office as president.

“Power-sharing isn’t dead
but Mugabe has become an
absolute impossible obstacle
to achieving it,” Malloch
Brown said. “He’s so distrust-
ed by all sides that I think the
Americans are absolutely

right — he’s going to have to
step aside.”

Mugabe, 84, has ruled the
country since its 1980 inde-
pendence from Britain and
refused to leave office follow-
ing disputed elections in
March. A power-sharing
agreement with the opposi-
tion was struck in September,
but has been stalled by an

impasse over how to divide

Cabinet posts.

Mugabe has faced renewed
criticism amid a humanitari-
an crisis that has pushed thou-
sands of Zimbabweans to the
point of starvation and left
more than 1,000: people dead

from cholera since August. .

President George W. Bush,
British Prime Minister Gor-
don Brown and French Presi-
dent Nicolas Sarkozy have
called for Mugabe to step
down.

“The final death throes of
these kinds of situations seem
terribly slow and grim‘and

“unnecessary,” Malloch Brown

said.
Jendayi Frazer, the U-S.





assistant secretary of state for
African affairs, said she had
become convinced Mugabe is
incapable of sharing power. If
Mugabe’s neighbors were to
unite and “go to Mugabe and
tell him to go, I do think he
would go,” she said Sunday.

Malloch Brown said: he
doubted that Mugabe would
willingly leave his office.

“In this era of the interna-
tional criminal court, it’s very
hard for any particular coun-
try to offer that guarantee,”
he said. “I think that if Presi-
dent Mugabe was to come to
the U.K. and the U.S. or oth-
er third parties — African
neighbors — and say "Pll go if
I can be offered a quiet retire-
ment,’ I expect people would
look at what’s possible,” he
toldthe BBC. —

Malloch Brown acknowl-
edged that Britain has been
slow to restrict the activities of
businesses linked to Mugabe’s
regime that are based in
Britain,

The U.S. Office of Foreign

Assets Control last month .

blacklisted 21 businesses tied
to Mugabe — 18 of which are
based in Britain, or British
territories overseas — but
Malloch Brown said the firms
don’t yet have restrictions on
their activities in the U.K.
“Where the U.S. moves, we
try to stay as closely in line
with them as possible. Our
procedures, because they’re
done through Europe, are
slower,” Malloch Brown said.
“Tt is the case that totally

owned Zimbabwean sub-.

sidiaries of companies regis-
tered here in the U.K. do still
have freedom to operate, but
we do not believe that there
are sanction-busting activities
being run out of the U.K.”

ZIMBABWE President Robert

Mugabe speaks at his ZANU

PF's 10th annual Congress in
Bindura, Zimbabwe, Friday,
Dec. 19, 2008. Mugabe said

Friday that "Zimbabwe is mine"
and vowed never to surrender,
saying no African nation is
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otal credit growth in
the Bahamas is like-
ly to slow by one-

third to around $300 |

million in 2009, a commercial
bank chief executive told Tri-
bune Business yesterday, with
the likely timetable for this
nation’s economic recovery
pushed back to the 2010 second
half.

Anwer Sunderji, Head of
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas), told
Tribune Business that
credit/loan growth to con-
sumers, consisting chiefly of res-
idential mortgages and con-
sumer loans, was “going to
show a very sharp decline” next
year.

“If you look at the Central
Bank of the Bahamas statistics
for the consumer sector, in 2007
the credit growth was some-
thing like $600 million,” Mr
Sunderji said.

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* Bahamian economic recovery may not happen until 2010 second half, based on US woes

consumer lending.
Mr Sunderji added: “The
growth in 2007 was roughly

$200 million in consumer cred-

it growth, and $300 million in

' residential mortgages.

‘In 2008, we saw a decline,
with consumer credit growth at
roughly $150 million, $50 mil-
lion (25 per cent) off the previ*
ous year, and residential mort-
gage loans at $200 million, one-
third off. .

“We’re forecasting a down-
ward trend in 2009, with credit
growth to consumers less than
$300 million. We’ll have to

“equip ourselves. to deal with

substantially lower credit
growth.”

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growth will mean less money in
circulation in the Bahamian



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tions. With unemployment like-

employing. With the percent-
age of commercial bank loans
either in arrears or non-per-
forming on the rise, 2009 will
be one of consolidation,
expense control and loan port-
folio management for Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) and its peers.

Mr Sunderji acknowledged as
much, telling Tribune Business
that Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
would “be managing our
expenses, managing our loan
book, credit quality and assist-
ing our customers to weather
the storm”.

With the US remaining the
primary market for 85 per cent
of visitors to the Bahamas, and
the emerging economic news

’ from that nation still grim, Mr

Sunderji projected that this
nation’s economy would not

ery in the US, even with zero
interest rates, because it’s not
rates but the availability of cred-
it and the fear of losing job”
that had caused consumer
demand to dry up.

Many consumers had chosen
to either defer or simply not
spend, Mr Sunderji said, mean-
ing that demand for Bahamian
vacations had waned substan-
tially: The high debt levels many
were carrying meant they were
unresponsive to the Federal
Reserve’s interest rate cuts,
because they were simply

‘maxed out’ on debt.

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central component of our econ-
omy, and if they defer holidays
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evidence

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor —

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications, Company (BTC) is
“concerned” about the position
the telecoms industry regulator
is planning to take on the evi-
dence needed to determine a
dispute between operators, and
urged it to employ a standard
greater than “on a balance ‘of
probabilities”.

Responding to the Public
Utilities Commission’s (PUC)
consultation document on dis+
pute resolution procedures,
Felicity Johnson, BTC’s vice;
president of legal, regulatory
and interconnection, said: “BTC
is concerned with the PUC’s
position on the Burden of Proof
to be used to determine a dis-
pute as being ‘on a balance of

“For 2008, it is estimated to economy, and reduced pur- ly to rise further in the New _ start recovering until “the ewes employment resides,” Mr Sun- probabilities, but less than the
be $450 million, and in 2009 itis | chasing power for consumers. Year, as some business go _ part of 2010”. derji-said. proof beyond a reasonable
estimated to be around $300 That, in turn, will manifest itself under and the tourism sector’s This was due to the sixth? Unless US consumers start- doubt’, which requires clarifi-

million, so there’s going to be a
very sharp decline.”

The projected total. growth
for loans made to consumers by
commercial banks in 2009 is

some 33 per cent lower than.

2008’s estimated total, and 50
per cent less than 2007 figures
for combined mortgage and

in power sales and profits for a
host of Bahamas- based: busi-
nesses.

That will come as no surprise
to most observers, given the
contracting Bahamian econo-
my, complete with mass hotel
sector lay-offs, reduced work
hours and salary income reduc-

e

Regulator approves
lower cellular rates

Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC)
believes its newly-approved cel-
lular prices will lower per

minute calling rates for the
higher-priced GSM post-paid /
packages, and boost consumer .

choice and flexibility.

The Public Utilities Commis-
sion (PUC), in approving BTC’s
application to modify its licence
to account for the new cellular
rates, said the carrier - which
currently enjoys a monopoly

’ over the service - felt the

changes would “bring about

i By-NEIL HARFNELL-~-----BTC¢’s GSM subscibers

to enjoy more post-paid
minutes for their money

improved benefits to GSM sub-
scribers in the Bahamas.
“These benefits include lower
per minute calling rates due to
the additional minutes includ-
ed in the amended post-paid
GSM packages; lower off-peak

‘calling rates on evenings and

weekends for out-of-plan calls;
greater pricing flexibility for
subscribers as a result of the

SEE page 5B

US tax proposal could ‘prevent’
captive take-off for the Bahamas

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

weakness filters through into

‘other industries, loan demand

is likely to be substantially
reduced.

And not just by job fears or
loss, but because increasing
numbers of borrowers will be
unable to qualify due to the
tighter criteria banks are

‘Used car

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Re orter



BAHAMIAN used car deal-
erships are bracing themselves
for a tough 2009 after experi-
encing almost no sales for the
month of December to date,
Tribune Business was told yes-
terday.

One dealer, from R and B
Auto Company, described sales
this month as “non-existent”,
and said that there was no com-
parison between how things
were now and how they were.in
December 2007.

“T have not even seen anyone
even walking in. I may have
seen 15 people walk in this
month, where before people

month time-lag between a like-
ly US rebound and a Bahamian
recovery, with the banking chief
adding: “We’re totally depen-
dent on how the US economy
fares, and it’s likely the US
economy will not see a recovery
until 2010.

“I don’t see a speedy recov-

_ ed spending, there was

“not
going to be a sufficient recovery
in the US, and there will not be
a sufficient recovery in the
Bahamas”.

There is some $6 billion ‘in’

outstanding Bahamian dollar

SEE page 4B

sales ‘non-existent’

used to walk in every day. There
is hardly anyone coming in,” the
dealer said.

~ He-added that R and B Auto
Company was bracing itself for
a tough year ahead. “I do not
see any improvements over the
next several months, based on
what has been going on, so, it’s
going to be very tough,”
dealer said.

He added that the greater
challenge will be the amount of
potential customers who want
to purchase their vehicles
through in-house financing,
something many car dealers
can’t do.

“We may benefit from per-
sons who would have wanted to
have purchased a new vehicle,
but since they can’t afford to,

the ©

will look at buying a used one.

But the problem is. that even if
persons want to purchase vehi-
cles, they-may-have trouble
securing loans and financing,
and so if they do not have the
cash at hand, then they will still
not be able to buy,” the dealer
said.

Another dealer added that
one of the challenges he faced is

‘from potential customers who

try to bargain the prices down.
“Sales are slow. Last year, we
did. a few car sales around
Christmas time, but this year we
have not had a single sale yet.
People are looking, though, but
they are trying to negotiate bet-
ter prices, which would more
or less mean that we were giving
the cars away,” the dealer said.

cation.

“[BTC] submits that the
intention may have been 4'Stan-
dard/burden that is less than
beyond reasonable doubt, but
more than on a balance of prob;
abilities.”

SEE page 7B



THE Bahamas’ efforts to re-establish itself as an international and
captive insurance jurisdiction could be “prevented or delayed” if US
Senate legislative proposals targeted at ‘offshore’ insurance ever
come to fruition, an industry executive told Tribune Business yes-
terday.

Guilden Gilbert, a former Bahamas Insurance Brokers Associ-
ation (BIBA) president who has been closely involved with moves
to regain this nation’s standing as an international insurance juris-
diction, said that while the US

-Senate was chiefly taking aim at
Bermuda, its plans could also

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day received a welcome - but
modest - Christmas present as
the company revealed it had
reached a tentative agreement
with the British Virgin Islands
(BVI) government over the Bar
Bay revérse osmosis plant.

Consolidated Water
announced that its affiliate,
Ocean Conversion (OC-BVI),
and the BVI government, on
December 19 executed a bind-
ing term sheet for the purchase
of water by the BVI govern-
ment from the Bar Bay plant.

The agreement will govern
the terms of sale of water by
OC-BVI to the BVI govern-

ment-until the parties execute a.

definitive contract. Consolidat-
ed Water owns a 43.5 per cent
equity interest in OC-BVI.
According to the release,
OC-BVI will deliver up to
600,000 US gallons of water per
day to the BVI government
from the Bar Bay plant. How-
ever, until completion of the

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construction of the first phase of
certain additional facilities by
OC-BVI, the BVI Government -
is not obligated to purchase any
minimum volumes of water
from OC-BVI.

The first construction phase
involves the installation of
water pipes from the plant to a
BVI Government-owned reser-
voir site, and from this site to
the BVI Government's piped
water distribution system. This
phase must be completed with-
in six months of the signing of
the proposed definitive con-
tract. :

After completion of this first
phase, the BVI Government
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least 600,000 US gallons of
water per day from the plant.

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Regulator approves |
lower cellular rates

FROM page 1B

introduction of new Pay As
You Go pricing plans for voice
and SMS.”

When it came to the lower
per minute calling rates, the
PUC said that for the Mercury-
pac post-paid GSM package,
worth $29.99 per month, sub-
scribers would receive a 60 per
cent increase in available min-
utes - from 100 per month to
160. On the Venuspac package,
worth $54.99 per month, GSN
subscribers would see their
available minutes increase from
300 per month to 375; on the
$99.99 Moonpac package, GSM
minutes will increase from 600
to 650; and on the $139.99
Earthpac package, available

minutes will rise from 1,000 to

1,100.

In addition, the PUC said
BTC had also promoted the fact
that some services, which were
previously priced, such as fea-
ture activation, reconnection
fees and rate plan. changes
would now be offered as ‘free
services’.

The 100 per cent state-owned
carrier, which is currently in the
midst of being privatised, also

filed a November .28 amend-.

ment to its cellular rate appli-
cation, reducing to zero month-
ly charges for basic calling fea-
tures such as voice mail, call
waiting, caller identification and
multi-party calling. This reduc-
tion, the PUC said, applied to
both pre-paid and post-paid
GSB customers. .

“BTC notes the elimination
of the monthly charges for the
aforementioned calling features
is designed to avoid customers’
accounts showing a negative
monthly balance, and will pro-
vide additional benefits for
GSM subscribers, ”* the PUC
said.

“The Commission concurs
with BTC that the modification,

as requested by BTC, will gen-°

erate improved benefits for the
Bahamian public. However, the
Commission considers that the
actual level of savings and ben-
efits received by a subscriber

~ :will ultinvately depénd on»

among other factors} the ability

of the subscriber to select the
calling plan or package that best
suits his or her budget and com-
munications needs.”

The PUC indicated that the
fact that BTC’s GSM rates were
broadly in line with rates
charged in rival jurisdictions,
some of which had been liber-
alised and open to competition,
plus the fact that the rates
would be lowered, weighed
heavily in its decision.

The regulatory blessing also
corrects a previous oversight,
as BTC’s original GSM pack-
ages and rates had never been
approved by the PUC, and the

carrier’s licence was not modi- :

fied to include them.
As the cellular monopoly in

the Bahamas, the PUC said it ©

would have to continue price

» regulating this aspect of BTC’s

operations to ensure consumers
received proper protection.
Cellular is by far BT'C’s most
valuable business segment, gen-
erating 65 per cent or $211.6
million of the company’s total
2006 revenues, with some

- 291,156 subscribers at year-end. .

BTC will now have six new
GSM monthly post-paid pack-
ages. They are:

e * A $10 pay as you go
option

e * $19.999 per month for 100

minutes, with caller ID and

Voicemail
e * $29.99 per month for 160

minutes, with caller ID and
Voicemail

Those three options will have
out-of-plan rates of $0.20 per
minute for weekdays; $0.10 per
minute for evenings; and $0.10
for weekends.

‘The final three options are:

e * $59.99 for 375 minutes, .

with caller ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling

e * $99.99 for 650 minutes,
with caller ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling and 100 text mes-
sages

e * $139.99 for 1,100 minutes,
with caller. ID, call waiting and
forwarding, Voicemail, Multi-
Party Calling and 300 text mes-
sages

The tates for the first two of
those options will bé $0.15 per

minute on week days, $0.10 per

minute in the evenings, and
$0.10 at weekends. The latter
will be $0.20 per minute for
week days, $0.10 for evenings,
and $0.15 for weekends.

The PUC said BTC’s pro-
posed GSM post-paid and pre-
paid rates, and the out-of-plan
charges, were “broadly com-
mensurate” with what was
offered in the US, UK, Canada
and other Caribbean jurisdic-
tions.

Notice
Notice is hereby given of the loss of Bahamas Government Registered

Stock Certificate as follow:

Stock Interest Rate

2007-2011 0.7500 APR

~-Cert.No.

47075

Maturity Date © Amount

7/5108 $300.00

I intend to request The Registrar to issue a replacement
certificate. If this certificate is found please write to
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US tax proposal could ‘prevent’ captive take-off for Bahamas

FROM page 1B.

impact all rival jurisdictions.
The draft legislation, put for-

ward by the Senate Finance’

Committee after a similar Bill

was brought to the House of

Representatives in September
2008, aims to tax related-party
transactions involving Bermu-
dan and other non-US insurers.

It would apply in cases where
a Bermuda-based insurer’s US

subsidiary collects premiums in
the US on its behalf. These
companies can lower their US
tax bill by taking out reinsur-
ance with their Bermuda par-
ents - taking profits outside the
US tax free - something that US
insurers argue gives their off-
shore rivals a competitive
advantage.

Both large and medium-sized
captives, which insure a corpo-

rate parent or provide. insur-

ance to high risk groups such
as doctors, would potentially be
caught in the net.

Mr Gilbert said of the possi-
ble impact: “As you know, the
Bahamas is looking to re-estab-
lish itself as a captive or off-
shore insurance ‘domicile, and
this would prevent or delay that
from happening. If the target
market is US corporations,
those corporations will be some-
what hindered in creating cap-

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While there were potentially
“sufficient markets” for an
external/international insurance
jurisdiction to tap into outside
of the US, Mr Gilbert said:
“Unfortunately, if this Bill is
successful it could also impact
the likelihood of the Bahamas
progressing swiftly with its re-
establishment.

“Personally, I think any Bill
targeted at the ‘tax havens’ is

nothing but short sighted. Some:

members of the US Congress
are clearly not aware of the role
that the Bermuda market
played in the payment of claims
after the September 11 attacks,
Hurricane Katrina, etc.

“They are also not aware, or
choose to ignore the fact, that
the capital committed to these
entities would not necessarily
be used as insurance capital
onshore. By shutting down the
‘tax havens’ they will cause the
cost of insurance for the US
insurance purchasers to rise sig-
nificantly, because the cost of
capital would be that much
greater, and the available capac-
ity will shrink, which means
higher insurance premiums.
Bermuda participates in near-
ly every property programme
in the world."

And Mr Gilbert added of the
US proposals: “I think, from the
insurance side, that it would to
some extent impede the
Bahamas from becoming an off-
shore jurisdiction, because it

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through the process.

“How will it impact the
Bahamas in trying to re-estab-
lish itself? It remains to be
seen.”

Mr Gilbert had previously
told Tribune Business that
insurance “can be the third and
strongest pillar’ of the Bahami-
an economy if this nation was to
re-establish itself as a captive
insurance domicile. ~

Mr Gilbert said the Bahamas
should not compete directly
with his homeland for the large
corporate captive business, but
instead establish a different
niche and target market by
going after the likes of associate
captives, such as those that pro-
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Mr Gilbert suggested the
Bahamas go after business from
companies just below that, who
generated $100-$200 million in
revenues per year.

Those companies were look-
ing for “alternative ways to con-
tain premium costs”, and Mr
Gilbert said: “That would be an
ideal market for the Bahamas,
as the opportunities there are
greater because they can cap-
ture a much greater percentage
of the market than just by focus-
ing on Fortune 1000 compa-
nies.”

Turning to the potential eco-
nomic benefits a captive insur-
ance industry could bring to the
Bahamas, Mr Gilbert said it
would support the accounting,
hotel, legal, office space and
rental markets directly - and just
about any industry in this.
nation.

“The trickle down effect is
enormous,” Mr Gilbert told Tri-
bune Business..

“In Carolina, they created
captive legislation six to seven
years ago, and in the first two to
three years some extra $300 mil-
lion in revenue was injected into
the local economy.”

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BIC ‘concern’ on dispute evidence

FROM page 1B

Ms Johnson said the PUC
should not adopt the same pro-
cedures for resolving consumer-
related telecoms disputes as
those proposed for operator-
related ones. She urged that the
Bahamas adopt a similar mech-
anism to the UK for resolving
consumer disputes.

“BTC is of the view that the
Commission ought to consider
the adoption of a similar mech-
anism to that found in the
telecommunications sector in
the United Kingdom,” Ms
Johnson said on BTC’s behalf.

“The United Kingdom has
established a Telecommunica-
tions Ombudsman Service,
which handles consumer com-
plaints about its members with-
in a prescribed framework. Its
members are the licensed oper-
ators who provide statutory
telecommunications services.

“BTC suggests, and would
trust that the PUC supports the
view, that an Ombudsman ser-
vice proportionally funded by
all licensed operators, and
empowered with the ability to
make final decisions, should be
created after the passage of new
legislation, and a new telecom-
munications sector policy to
address consumer complaints

in the sector.”

Ms Johnson said that, having
been embroiled in five separate
interconuection disputes with
rival operator, Systems
Resource Group (SRG), at the
same time, BTC had a “sense”
of what was needed for dispute
resolution.

“BTC believes it is fair to

state that the creation of a dis-

pute process on the spot was
not the most efficient nor satis-
factory approach,” she wrote.

“BTC agrees that in-order to
ensure and to support a robust,
competitive telecommunica-
tions sector, it is essential that
disputes are resolved quickly,
efficiently and effectively. This
position supports not only oper-
ators in the sector but also the
consumer, who is the end user
of the services provided by
licensed telecommunications
operators.

“BTC also holds the view that
the Commission should be
reminded that with further lib-
eralisation of the telecommuni-
cations sector, and the enact-
ment of converged legislation,
the Commission will have to
revisit these procedures with
the intention of augmenting
them to meet the growth of the
sector and the new dynamics
presented by an increase in the

number of licensed operators.”

As revealed by Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, Paul Hutton-
Ashkenny, Systems Resource
Group’s (SRG) president,
argued that the PUC did not
have “all encompassing pow-
ers” that allow it to hear every
telecommunications sector dis-
pute, with there being “no auto-
matic right” for every complaint
to be heard.

Referring to the Telecom-
munications Act, Mr Hutton-
Ashkenny argued: “It is clear
from a proper reading of the
[Act] that the PUC is not
empowered to hear complaints
as a function under the Act, but
to solely hear complaints when
carrying out one of its functions
under the Act. The distinction is
not an obtuse one.

“SRG is of the:view that the

PUC does not have the power
to hear any complaint brought
before it, unless it can be shown
that the PUC must hear the
complaint in order to carry out
one of the functions that are
articulated in section 6.1 of the
Act. Under the Act, there is no
automatic right for a complaint
to be heard, and no all-encom-
passing power conferred upon
the PUC to hear complaints
whatever the situation.”

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

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NOTICE

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STREET, P.O. BOX N-10326, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
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that any person who knows any reason why registration/
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and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 9TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

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NOTICE
~ RMC GROUP INC. |

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

RESOURCE HILLS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of RESOURCE HILLS INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
PORTREE S.A.
mo

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PORTREE S.A. has been completed; a Cer-
tificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company

has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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NOTICE

OLEO VILLAS INC.

.o"

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of OLEO VILLAS INC. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MACA VENTURES LIMITED

— by

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MACA VENTURES LIMITED has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TOYZTIME INVESTMENTS LIMITED

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ee

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TOYZTIME INVESTMENTS LIMITED

| has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008, PAGE 7B

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HARP GROUP LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 11th day of December 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
RMC GROUP INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

\

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

on the 26th day of June 2008. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PARAMOUNT STAR LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of PARAMOUNT STAR LTD. has been com- |

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

- Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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‘GOLD VEIN LID.

’

«

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GOLD VEIN LTD. has been completed: a

Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MADAR SPRINGS LTD.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MADAR SPRINGS LTD. has been com
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

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MEMBERS of the historic
St Matthew's Anglican
Church welcomed the
Region Bells during the
Sunday services. The group
is celebrating 60 years of
singing gospel music in the
Bahamas. Members of the
group are joined by rector
of St Matthew's Father
James Moultrie, (in cere-
monial robe) and Governor
General Arthur Hanna,
(sixth from left). Also on far
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Bank of The Bahamas

I N T BRON. A'T I ON ACL UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD
ENDED SECTEMBER 30, 2008

For the three months ended September 30,2008
with comparatives for the three month penog er ended September 30, 2007
Expressed:in Ba amian dollars ¥



The Bank cantinués to “Sustain its .growth Saorisntunt and build financial strength * >
despite - the daunting challenges facing local and international economies. In.



particular, we are pleased with the financial results of the first quarter of fiscal year Share Share Treasury ~ Retained ~
2009 as supported by positive performance indicators. The achievements noted __Capital__ Premium ___Shares____Earnings ___Total__
therein shore up. our posture and reaffirm initiatives aimed at achieving long term Balance at July 1, 2007 $ 30,364,990: $ 28,587,866 $ (237,329) $ 34,060,507 $ 92,776,034
profitability and consistent creation of shareholders’ value. Notably, Net income Net income for the period 3,045,023 ‘
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aeeny ¢ STs ; \ Dividends on preference . :
Despite the continued systemic liquidity challenges, overall deposits stood at $613 shares : 2 a - (281.250) (281,250)
Million representing an increase of 6% over the previous quarter and 20% or $112.8 Dividends me lacs - - Sane -
Million year-over-year, Interest expense supporting the deposits grew by 13% or Balance at September 30, 2007 $ 30,364,990 $ 28,587,866 $ (30,244) $ 36,824,280 $ 92,701,869
_approximately $0.7 Million quarter-over-quarter. Given the uncertain short-term as Sel te ea TC
outlook and the potential negative implications on liquidity and cost of funds the Bank
continues to-review long-term strategic alternatives to improve capital and thus reduce - Balance at July. 1, 2008 - $30,364,990 $ 28,587,866 $ (30,244) $ 34,980,703. $ 93,903,315
interest expense. The ‘Bank is also pleased to report that despite a significant Nerincnme: : f 2 2.830.921 Bea es
expansion of its operating and service delivery apparatuses operating efficiency Dividends on aretereies * (081.250) (281.250)
remained stable over the year with capacity building opportunities now being realized. Dividends 3 7 ‘ : !
Following the recognition of B$0.6 Million in provisions for loan losses Net Income Balance at September 30, 2008 § 30,364,990 §_28587,866 § _GO244) $ 37530374 § 96,432,986





ended the quarter with a strong performance and just shy of the record setting
performance a year ago.

The Bank continues to seek. positive lending and investment opportunities. However,
given the anemic economic conditions and weak short-term outlook, credit activities
have been subdued. Nevertheless, total assets continue to grow and stood at $772
Million at the review quarter-end compared to $736 Million for the previous quarter and

$660 Million as at September 30, 2007. BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Expressed in Bahamian Dollars) ;

Period Ended Period Ended
September 30. September 30

With soft market indicators and further global economic challenges anticipated in
2009, management’s nimble response through focused and sustained’ initiatives is

____paramount to the Bank’s success. We, however, maintain a positive stance and
anticipate the continued strength of our business and sustained value creation for all
stakeholders.: :





2008 os 2007
| We recognize the importance and effectiveness of all employees and Directors and CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
_ remain grateful for the confidence and support of our growing customer and Net income $ 2,830,921 «$3,045,023
| shareholder base. Adjustments for. | a
r . Non Cash items ; 3,972,723 3,601,584
; me Ne Change in operating assets and liabilities (2,422,927) (1,549,908)
; Increase in loans and advances to customers, net (13,020,561) (6,159,310)
% i : Increase in deposits from customers and banks 33,264,262 (5,527,236)
Paul J. |. McWeeney Net cash from operating activities 21,793,497 (9,634,870)
Managing Director :
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED Purchase of investments (1,567,700)
gdies pet ee ; Proceeds from the maturity of investments 2,500,000
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET Purchase of fixed assets. cat (780,442) (898,689)
Sg paca: Sine RG ‘Net cash used in investing activities ~ (2;348,142) 1,601,311
| (Expressed:in Bahamian dollars) ay : im OR : . RE oe
September 30, June 36, CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
‘ 2008 2008 Dividends on preference shares _ (281,250) (187,500)
ASSETS . z
Cash and due from banks $ 132,217,935 $ 113,865,736 : . =
Account with The Central Bank of The Bahamas 54,073,559. 53,261,653 Net cash from financing activities (281,250) (187,500)
Investments ; 26,890,700 25,323,000 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 19,164,105 (8,221,059)
Loans and advances to customers, net 534,535,783 $22,111,807 é
Accrued interest receivable 732,958 584,095 Net cash.and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 167,127,389 124,629,757
Prepaid expenses and other assets 6,438,704 4,527,770 sey
Investment property : 3,601,500 3,601,500: Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 186,291,494 116,408,698
Intangible assets, net. Serie Pe : 3,699,461 3,720,595 ; ; ? é Sa te ES) tes ee Seg ee
Fixed assets, net | : ‘ ; 5,420,067 5,242,957
Customers' liabilities under acceptances, : :
guarantees and letters of credit 4,203,038 3,905,038
TOTAL ee $71,813,705 $_736,144,151 BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
SeuRete Ai Selected Explanatecvy Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements
LIABILITIES ‘ ea
Deposits from customers and banks - $ 613,433,168 $ 580,168,906 For the period ended September 30, 2008
Bonds payable 17,000,000 17,000,000 (Expressed in Bahamian Dollars)
Mortgage backed bonds. 20,000,000 20,000,000
Cheques and other items in, transit 13,178,275 11,564,332 3
Accounts payable and other liabilities 3,102,344 4,668,359 1. General Information
Deferred loan fees 3,563,164 3,642,413 :
Interest payable on bonds 599,480 729,288 Bank of the Bahamas Limited (the “Bank’”), trading as Bank of The Bahamas
Dividends payable preference shares 281,250 562,500 International is incorporated under the laws of The Commonwealth of The
Acceptances, guarantees and letters of credit 4,203,038 3,905,038 Bahamas. The Bank. is licensed under the provisions of the Bank and Trust
Total liabilities 675,360,719 642,240,836 Companies Regulations Act 2000. The Bank is also licensed as an authorized
EQUITY dealer pursuant to the Exchange Control Regulations Act. The Bank is holder of
Share capital 30,364,990 30,364,990 a broker dealer license from the Securities Commission.
Share premium 28,587,866 28,587,866
Treasury shares ae (30,244). (30,244) The Bank’s shares are publicly traded and listed on The Bahamas International
‘Retained earnings —— 37,530,374. “__34,980,703 Securities Exchange. The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Total equity ___ 96,452,986 — _93,903,315. and The National Insurance Board own 51% of the issued shares. The remaining
TOTAL : $__771,813,705 = $__ 736,144,151 shares are owned by approximately 4,000 Bahamian shareholders. The Banks

‘head office is located at Claughton House, Shirley and Charlotte Streets. The
registered office is located at Sassoon House ‘Shirley Street, Victoria Avenue,

BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
ote, Nassau, The Bahamas.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM INCOME STATEMENT
For the three months ended September 30, 2008 2. Significant Accounting Policies

with comparatives for the three month period ended September 30, 2007 :
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)



The significant accounting policies and methods of computation followed in the
preparation of these interim consolidated financial statements are the same as



















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a taes 2008 2007 those followed in the preparation of the annual consolidated financial statements
NET INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME: -of the Bank for the year ended June 30, 2008. The annual consolidated financial
Interest income $ 13,645,307 $ 12,077,282 oe , : : : :
titereaPokoereeee 6.106114 5 308 357 statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting

Net interest income 7.539.193 6.678.925 Standards (“IFRS”) and under the historical cost convention, as modified by the
Less net provision for loath: losses 596,585 (41,061) revaluation of certain financial assets and liabilities and investment property that
Net interest income after net provision for loan losses 6,942,608 6,719,986 are required to be remeasured at estimated fair value.
Other banking income : 2,714,834 2,168,672
I 5 °
Net Revenue 9,657,442 8,888,658 3. Cash and Cash Equivalents
NORA IERESy Expenste ® 6,826,520 : Sela Bas Pica tianetnicemensinemapeiget heen Sune gy
NET INCOME ses $ 2,830,921 § 3,045,023 Foca Saki bataaen te nseeati
ai Cash $ 6,756,122. = $ 6,667,999
EARNINGS PER SHARE CALCULATION: / Due from Banks 125,461,813 107,197,737
NET INCOME $ 2.830.921 $ 3,045,023 Jesstnrnentneniepeabartnne inn mien
PREFERENCE SHARE DIVIDENDS (281,250) (281,250) rs as a qa DITIOAe LE CAROLE aaa
fe acre Rta aT RG Fg aa ae ee -Cash and = from Banks 132,217,935 113,865,736
COMMON SHAREHOLDERS $ 2,549,671 $ 2,763,773 Account with The Central Bank of The Bahamas 54,073,559 53.261 5653
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF 186,291,494 167,127,389
COMMON SHARES 15,600,000 15,557,613 eg ee
EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.16 $ 0.18
THE TRIBUNE

# By LISA LAWLOR
Tribune Features Writer

ABSTINENCE is still
the right choice for
many, said Dr Valerie
Knowles, a child and
teen psychologist, and
author of 'African Chil-
dren Cry', an explo-
ration of sexual tensions
and issues faced by
Bahamian teens.

In an interview with The Tribune,
Dr Knowles said that while abstinence
should be taught alongside safe sex and

the various methods of protection,
handing out condoms is like telling

- Relieve stress and get relaxed





AH MASSAGE utilizes a special chair to
provide the relaxation and satisfaction of
a massage without the use of a table.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008, PAGE 9B

young people that they are expected
to use them, It's a message of "sex, sex,
sex" she said.

A primary concern when teaching
about safe sex and methods of protec-
tion against sexually transmitted dis-
eases (STDs) and AIDS, is that teens
may feel they should be having sex,
when in fact they aren't mentally pre-

ared.

"I have seen first hand the damage
that is done when a teenager armed
with a condom assumes that he or she is
sufficiently ready for 'love'. Techniques
for delay and abstinence must be taught
in a country that denies by law and cul-
ture access to contraceptives for
females under the age of 16," she said.

"This takes into account the need
for restraint, delay, commitment, matu-
rity, good decision-making and other
forms of contraceptive technology,
especially in cases where there is an
imbalance in the gender power dynam-
ic. Some women are reluctant to or do

not have the communication skills and
guile to negotiate condom use. In such
relationships or sexual contact, con-
doms are only used when the man
wants to use them," she said.

Dr Knowles is also concerned that
Bahamian society has given in to the
collapse of the nation's younger gener-
ation. With the heightening crime rates,
teen pregnancy and AIDS infection
rates, people may simply be submitting
to the disarray, instead of challenging it.

"We've given up on trying to talk ©

about self control as:a lifestyle change
in the sexual domain, giving license to
sexual child abuse, serial polygamy,
sexual harassment, socialized prostitu-
tion, and other sexual/social issues."

She compared the issue to the health
programme being put forward by the
Bahamas Medical Association, that
encourages Bahamians to consume five
fruit and vegetables per day.

Just because Bahamians usually eat
peas and rice, macaroni and cheese

with fried fish, it doesn't mean the rec-
ommended food consumption should
turn around and say eating these things
is acceptable, Dr Knowles suggested.
"Teenagers in the Bahamas are
taught via massive campaigns to control
their aggression, and to 'silence the vio-
lence'. Why should they not be taught
to also control their sexual behaviour?
Delaying sexual involvement until per-

_ sons are mature enough and are in cir-

cumstances that can minimize the risks
associated with sexual activity is not an
outdated message."

Dr Knowles believes that teenagers
who are legally obligated to wait and
those who choose to delay should be
given the same respect as those who
chose to become sexually active.

"Virginity is not a disease, and absti-
nence isn't necessarily a church dic-
tate," Dr Knowles pointed out. "In a
country where 70 per cent of babies
are born out of wedlock, there are few
saintly examples to follow."



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with an ‘Ah Massage’

@ By JEFFARAH GIBSON

WANT to relieve stress,
increase circulation, eliminate
toxins from the body, boost your
immune system, improve alert-

so then 'Ah Massage’ is for you.

Ah Massage utilizes a special
chair to provide the relaxation
and satisfaction of a massage
without the use of a table. For
those of you who may be won-
dering how a chair massage
works, Nicolette White, owner
of Ah Massage, and a massage
therapist herself, said the chair
massage is similar to a regular
table massage, but you're not
lying down, and you don’t have
to take off any of your clothing.

This type of massage targets
the upper body - the neck, back,
shoulders,.arms and head. The
massage is done on an ergonom-
ically designed chair. Although
the massage is short, it lasts
between five and twenty min-

)

ness, and job performance? If

utes, it has the ability to improve
the physical and mental health
of the body. :

Ms White said also that the
chair massage improves relax-
ation and peacefulness, which
benefits the whole body. |

“Chair massages are perfect
for those who experience ten-
sion in their muscles. Through
the chair massage therapists are
able to reach the pressure
points, they are able to detect
any tension in the neck, back,
arms, shoulders, and head. And
through a deep tissue massage
they are able to alleviate the
strain and stress.”

Many people may think that
massages are only necessary if
you're feeling physical pressure
or strain on your body, but just
as a massage can help you to
recuperate, it can restore the
intimate connection between a
person's body, mind, and soul. It
can decrease depression and
anxiety, improve self esteem,

also reduce stress and fatigue.
It is amazing how well a chair
massage penetrates through a
fully clad body. Ms White said
that many clients are amazed at
how well the massage works
with clothing on. “During the
chair massage there is no need
for clients to take off their cloth-
ing. They are usually fully
clothed. There are also no oils or
creams used in the massage for
lubrication. Many times clients
are shocked when they realize
that the massage penetrated
through clothing so well.”
While an effective alternate
to the more traditional massages
that have the individual lying
down on a table, the chair mas-
sage is also cost effective.

"Accessible, affordable, and °

sate, it feels great, and does the
body good, " Ms White said.
"This service is easy to use and
costs less than a haircut. One of
the main reasons for the popu-
larity and interest in the chair

y





Teenagers in the
Bahamas are taught
via massive cam-
paigns to control
their aggression, and

to ‘silence the vio-
lence’. Why should
they not be taught to
also control their sex-
ual behaviour?



"DR VALERIE KNOWLES



massage is the ability to get a
good quality massage at an
incredible price," she said.

Ah Massage is a mobile com-
pany, and their services extend
to both house and business calls.
Included in their services are
table massages, facials, nail ser-
vices, and private spa parties.
“At Ah Massage you can expe-
rience these service in the com-
fort of your home, office, yacht,
or at an event - family reunion,
staff appreciation or a church
function.”

Now that the holiday is here
Ah Massage is offering weekly
pampering parties that include a
massage, mini facials, waxing,
manicures, pedicures, delicious
treats, drinks, gifts and other
exciting sétvices.

¢ For more information on Ah
Massage, contact 364.2012 or
436.5203 or email ah_mas-
sage@hotmail.com
PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008

THE TRIBUNE |





Sati bits |

SKIN colour is mainly i
determined by the amount of :
melanin present in the skin.

¢ Constitutive skin colour
is genetically inherited with-
out any influence from sun
exposure or hormones. Fac-
ultative skin colour is the
result of influences such as
sunlight and hormones. Fac-
ultative skin colour is the
most treatable with skin care
products and professional
skin treatments.

e When treating hyperpig-

- mentation, SPF30 must be
worn everyday. Failure to
wear SPF everyday, even
when UV exposure is
unforeseen (overcasts days,
days spent mostly inside,
etc), will counteract treat-
ment, causing hyperpigmen-
tation to remain prevalent on :
skin.

e Skin must be prepped ;
properly before treating with :
actives, this means skin must :
be cleansed and exfoliated to :
help remove dulling surface — :
debris. This step will also i
help lessen the appearance
of hyperpigmentation cur-
rently visible on skin's sur-
face, and allow pigmentation :
fighting ingredients toenter
the skin.

¢ Look for a complete :
treatment system rather than :
relying on one “miracle” i
product. Relying only on one :
product to treat hyperpig-
mentation will either prolong }
the wait until results are visi- :
ble or not-deliver results at
all.

This information was taken
from www.dermalogica.bs

° Sarah Simpson is a skin
care therapist at the Dermal
Clinic. Visit her and her team of:
skin and body therapists at One :
Sandyport Plaza (the same °°"
building as Ballys Gym). For”? «©
more information visit www.der- :
mal-clinic.com or call 327.6788 :

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‘'té’church patlucks, the meats, s
sauces of traditional Christmas feasts have started their tempting
descent upon us.

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Provided by Adelma Penn,
Camelta Barnes, Shandera
Smith and Lathera Lotmore,
nutritionists from the Depart-

_ ment of Public Health/Ministry
of Health

OH yeah, the holidays are
here again. The parties, ban-
quets, weddings, family get-
togethers have started, and
even birthdays. And what do
all of these have in common?
Lots of food and drink.

Yes, from dinner parties to
church potlucks, the meats,
sweets and sauces of tradi-
tional Christmas feasts have
started their tempting
descent upon us. So in a sea-
son of candies, fruit cake and
eggnog, how can we keep our
waistlines intact and still have
a jolly good time?

The following are holiday
eating tips so that you can
still look good and be healthy
in January without having to
feel guilty or deprive your-
self of all the holiday treats.

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL TIPS:

e Exercise - get your heart
rate up, at least an hour a
day. It helps to burn calories,
relieve stress, and improve
your mood. Get the whole
family involved.

e Don't try to diet to lose
weight during the holidays.
Rather, set a goal of main-
taining weight or if you are
really motivated, you go right
ahead and shed _ those
pounds.

e Don't skip meals and
starve yourself especially if

_you have an event to attend.

wadding oii k
3 to.avoid ov. cane.

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”

¢ Take the edge off your

hunger before a function.
Feeling hungry can sabotage
even the strongest willpow-
er, sO eat a small, low-fat
snack such as fruit or low-fat
cheese or a tablespoon of
peanut butter before you
head out the door. This will
help you avoid rushing to the
buffet table when you arrive.

e Meet and greet. Conver-
sation is calorie-free. Get a
beverage (try sparkling water
and a lime twist rather than
alcohol) and settle into the
festivities by catching up with
old friends and making new
ones.

¢ Eat slowly and engage in
conversation to help control
portions consumed at meals.
It takes your brain about 20
minutes to get the signal that
it's full.

e Watch your portion sizes.
Just because we see food in
abundance doesn't mean we
must eat in abundance. Go
for small portions. This way
you can sample all the differ-
ent foods. Make moderation
your best friend.

e Watch out for the fat, salt

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and sugar. Although we need '

a certain amount of these
nutrients in our diet, we must
be careful not to exceed the
amount. Some foods to
watch out for are fried foods,
cream-based soup, candied
sweet potatoes, potatoes au
gratin, cheese-filled

casseroles, pies, cheese cake, ‘

eggnog, processed meats such

as salami and sausages, some.
pastries, chips, cookies:.and

other baked goods. **:

"you really Want:te eavand
keep portions small. Often



just a taste satisfies a food
craving or curiosity. Stand
away from the buffet table.
Fill your plate once and step
away rather than hanging
around and being tempted to
nibble.

e If you are at a sit-down
dinner party, cut your first
helping in half. That way, you
can enjoy seconds (and your
host or hostess will feel good
about that) and the total

‘amount of food you eat will

be about the same as a nor-
mal-size portion.

e Always drink plenty of
water. Having other drinks
around is no excuse not to
drink water. Especially with
all the alcoholic and caf-
feinated beverages which will
be around, if we drink these
we will need to drink a lot of
water because they dehy-
drate our bodies.. Keep in
mind, there is no substitute
for pure water.

e When you shop, eat
before you leave home so
you won't be tempted by all
the goodies around.

e If you attend a party try
new foods rather than going
for the macaroni and cheese.
If you try new items, you

tend to eat smaller portions.

e If you are having a
potluck, modify the dish/food
item to make it low-fat, low

sugar, low salt or reduced :
calorie so there is at least one ‘

item that is safe to eat.

e Prepare your favourite

meals using whole grain _
products, fruits and vegeta- °

bles...

And most of all enjoy the’

season, not just the food!

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UNLIKE tweez-
ing and razors
that increase
the chances of
ingrown hair,

n't. Threading
is more pre-

slower, and
there is no
burning or
peeling.



Enhance your look with
eyebrow threading

History of threading

EYEBROW threading is a hair removal tech-

nique which has been traced back to India,
although it was also practiced in the Middle East.
Indians have been practicing the art of threading
on Middle Eastern clients for decades before it
became popular in international urban centres
such as New York, London, Paris and Sydney.
This ancient art of hair removal is used on the
entire face, including upper lip, chin, eyebrows,
sideburns and cheeks.

What is threading of eyebrows?

Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece
of thread, usually 100 per cent cotton and prefer-
ably Indian cotton thread, into a double strand.

There are two methods to thread. The beauti-
cian either uses her hands and the thread, or
holds one end of the thread between her teeth for
a grip. The thread can also be anchored around
the neck of the beautician, with the other end
held firmly with the left hand. The index and the
middle fingers of the right hand then form a twist
in the centre of the thread. The thread, after it is
twisted, is rolled along the surface of the skin to
grip a line of hair which is then pulled out of the
hair follicle. Baby powder is sometimes used to
absorb any oils that may prevent hairs from slip-
ping out of the thread as it is pulled.

Threading of eyebrow compared to waxing,
tweezing and razors

Eyebrow threading is very precise and allows
the beautician to have better control of the eye-
brow shaping than waxing. The thread can be
angled in a way waxing can't, and it is very effec-
tive in removing the finest type of hair.

Waxing is a form of exfoliation, it involves heat
and chemicals that can burn and peel very sensi-
tive skin. Over a period of time, waxing can age
the skin and cause the eye area to wrinkle faster.

For some, threading is less painful than tweez-






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ing. Instead of removing one or two strands at a
time, a whole line of hair can be removed at a sin-

threading does- ,

cise, hair grows .
back finer, and_






gle time, The skin remains smooth for longer, ;
and hair re-growth is finer. Threading is recom- |

mended for persons who use accutane, Retina-A,
and similar products that peel the skin.

Unlike tweezing and razors that increase the
chances of ingrown hair, threading doesn't.

Threading is more precise, hair grows back finer, »

and slower, and there is no burning or peeling.
This method is also effective for reducing the
chance of getting ingrown hairs.

Where can you get your eyebrows threaded?

Finding someone who threads is difficult, but
there is one place in Nassau that has been pro-
viding the service for almost a year now, Baha-
Retreat Spa, located in an historical building on
East Bay Street, between Lucianos and Green
Parrot Restaurant. This ancient, skilled practiced
is among many other wonderful spa treatments,
including an alternative to the botox facial,
offered by Baha-Retreat. Many clients who have
experienced the threading absolutely love it. If
you're looking for a more natural beauty regimen,
eyebrow threading is a good choice. :

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° Kenya Mortimer-McKenzie is an Anti-Aging Skin
Care Specialist at Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa, East
Bay Street, East of Lucianos. For more information ‘

call 323-6711 or 323-615 or check out www. bahare- ~-

treat.com or email kenya@baharetreat.com

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THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008, PAGE 11B

ot rel
time





MICHELLE BURROWS
(pictured left) along
with her daughter
Waianya "Lemon" Wil-
son colaborated to write
‘Sewing at Home’, a
step by step guide on
how to get started
sewing; from exact
descriptions on the
anatomy of the sewing
machine, choosing the
right type and amount
of fabric, how to prop-
erly measure a person's
| body, and how to finish
the stitching process,








off other things,

@ By LISA LAWLOR
Tribune Features Writer

BUILDING on the tradition
of the Bahamian family busi-

ness, where members of a fam- -

ily contribute their time and
skill to help grow the invest-
ment for the good of all,
Waianya "Lemon" Wilson
works closely with her mother,
Michelle Burrows, owner of

Lemon and Christy's Uniform —

Centre on Sapodilla Boulevard,
Pinewood Gardens.
Just 19, Lemon, as she is

affectionately called, already.

knows that learning an essen-
tial trade like sewing means that
you will never be out of work.
And in her eyes, sewing is an
age-old trade that must be
brought back to the fore in
Bahamian society, especially
during these tough economic
times.

"A lot of young people don't
know how to use their hands.
We need to get back to the days
of hard work in masonry, wood-
cutting, crafts like that," she
said.

In 2001, after being laid off
from Bahamas Copiers, Mrs
Burrows successfully launched a
home-based sewing business.

Wanting to share her talent

“with others, Mrs Burrows

turned her attention to writing a
how-to-guide, "Sewing at Home
with Michelle Burrows", for
would be seamstresses and fash-
ion designers. The book was an
offshoot of "Sewing at Home",
a Cable 12 television show that
featured Mrs Burrows.

The book offers step by step
instructions on how to get start-
ed; from exact descriptions on
the anatomy of the sewing
machine, choosing the right

type and amount of fabric, how ©

to properly measure a person's
body, and how to finish the
stitching process.

With these skills under your
belt, readers can move on to
chapters that talk about how to

- sew a top, a skirt, a pair of

pants, as well as a dress.
Lemon told Tribune Woman

, that she and her mother believe

that with the amount of talent in
the Bahamas, it will be easy for
anyone to learn from their
guide. "We just need to bring
back knowledge of the trade,
and in time we'll have a lot
more Bahamian designers and
the: possibility of an export
trade." |

The two also host summer
school classes for girls aged 11
through 17, where they make
blouses, pants and uniforms for
school. ;

"People should try to tap into
their hidden talents at a time
like this. Sewing enhances your
creativity and can get your mind
" Lemon said.

Plus, there's the unquestion-
able: advantage \ ‘of designing
your own clothes, and the great
feeling you'll get every time you
enter a room wearing a unique
piece that you know absolutely
no one else will be wearing
since you designed and made
the outfit yourself.

This timely book serves
Bahamians in three ways:

e it allows for distinctive
clothing in a limited shopping
area where many end up buying
the same old things

° it allows for the possibility
of an income at a time when
many are being laid off

® it allows for the hope of
building an industry of Bahami-
an designed clothing for export
trade:

According to Mrs Burrows,
sewing can be a hobby or can
become a career choice. "Your
success in sewing may be

achieved through practice and

_ determination," she said.

. "Any person who can read
can make their own garments,"
Lemon added.

Mrs Burrows encourages all
to sew - she's even converted
her husband Usias Burrows
(grudgingly) into a master

"needlepointer".

"When you begin to’ sew do
not be afraid to make mistakes.
The best seamstress has made
mistakes in sewing, but they did
not give up, instead, they
learned from their slip ups and
pressed on," she said, adding
“what you sew you will reap."

With the publication of her

_ book, Mrs Burrows now hopes

to get "Sewing at Home with
Michelle Burrows" into the

school system for home eco-::

nomic students.

Available at a moderate cost,

the book may be purchased at

Bookworld and Stationers'on -

Mackey Street, and at Lemon
and Christy's Uniform Centre
on Sapodilla Boulevard,
Pinewood Gardens.




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