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The Tribune
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ANY 'TIME..-ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1

BAHAMAS EDITION

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009



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SEE PAGE ELEVEN





clean-cut robber’

GENCE NACE

Victim’s husband
sends out images from
security cameras.

@ By ALEX MISSICK
‘Tribune Staff Reporter

AN E-MAIL is circulat-
ing on the internet warning
Bahamians to “look over
their shoulders and be care-
ful” as a result of an armed
robbery that took place last
week by someone who does
not appear. to look like the
average robber.

The victim’s husband sent

ment in the hope that s some-
one would recognise the
thief and-tolet people know
that there is a “clean cut”
robber going around the
island.
“We spend all this money
on surveillance equipment
so why not let people know
that there is a robber out
there? The police found the
car that was stolen from one
of the managers. We don’t

out pictures from his securi-
ty cameras at his establish-

SEE page 12

Greg ant Tanya Cash barred from legal
action without leave of . or judge

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

JUSTICE campaigners Greg |
and Tanya Cash have been barred |,
from taking:any further legal }
action without leave of the court
or a judge it was.ruled yesterday.

The couple who have waged a
six year legal battle with the Baptist
education authorities were declared "vexatious litigants" by
Senior Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen yesterday.



nya and Greg Cash

_ Since Mr Cash alleged that he was wrongfully dismissed from ,

his job as a physical education teacher at Jordan Prince William

SEE page 12

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On







Anger over
ambulance
response time to
jet-ski accident

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

OUTRAGE brewed, yes-
terday over the ambulance
response time to.a jet-ski
accident on a Paradise Island
beach, which left a 20-year-
old American tourist in seri-
ous condition in hospital.

The victim, identified by
police as New Jersey native

SEE page 12

Pall aca a psee'y

- @ By NATARIO



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff




ORLANDO JERMAINE
leaves court yesterday.

McKENZIE
Tribune Staff
Reporter












A 19-YEAR-OLD
Jamaican of Wilson Tract.
was arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court 5 yesterday
on a murder charge.
Police have charged
Orlando Jermaine with
the September 2008 mur-
der of Archange Augus-
tine. It is alleged that Jer-
maine, being concerned
with another intentional-
ly caused Augustine's
death on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 9, 2008. Police say
that Augustine was shot
to death on Key West
Street as he attempted to
flee from robbers.
Jermaine, who
appeared before Magis-
trate Derrence Rolle in
Court 5, Bank Lane, was

SEE page 12


























lm By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham
extended a warm welcome to former
Independent, now FNM MP for Kennedy
Kenyatta Gibson as he announced late
last night his decision to join the govern-
ing FNM.

In a statement issued to the media last
night, Prime Minister Ingraham said that
Mr Gibson, in his decision to “cross the
floor” follows in the footsteps of many
distinguished Bahamian political person-
alities who, over the years, “came to the |
conclusion that their Hee in. the PLP was no’ longer

Kenyatta ¢



- tenable.”

“He (Mr Gibson) has obviously come to the Souetusion that
the people of the Kennedy constituency and the wider Bahami-
an community would be better served by his membership in the
Free National Movement. bois

“In keeping with the.tradition of our party, I should like to
assure Mr Gibson that he will find a warm welcome at all levels
of our party and that he will-immediately be accorded all the
privileges of full membership. We look forward to working
with him to further the interests of the Bahamian people whom
we have the honour to represent,” he said.

SEE page 12

Minister: teacher alleged
to have molested students
due in Nassau yesterday

@ By ALISON
LOWE
Tribune Staff
Reporter
alowe@

_ tribunemedia.net

A TEACHER
alleged to’ have |.
molested students at |
Eight Mile Rock
High School in Grand
Bahama was due to
arrive in Nassau yes-
terday, according to
Minister of Educa-
tion, Carl Bethel.

Stating that he had been in a
meeting all day yesterday on
another matter, Mr Bethel could
only confirm that the male
teacher was “summoned” to the
capital. .

He added that the Ministry
has been “asking anyone with
information” relating to the alle-
gations to come forward.

As to what would happen
now, Mr Bethel said: “It’s a mat-
ter that the department will deal
with. If there’s anything that has
to be done further there’s an
established procedure to refer
matters on for other considera-
tion.”

Parent Teacher Association

(PTA) President at Eight Mile

Rock High, Troy Garvey,
revealed on Friday that allega-
tions of sexual molestation of

Marsh Harbour:

Carl Bethel



male students by a
teacher at the
school surfaced
during the end of
2008.

Mr Garvey said
one of the alleged
victims is a 19-year-
old boy who claims to
have been preyed
upon when he was.in
seventh grade. :

He said that when
he started investigat-
ing the claims other
teachers began giving
him information
anonymously and parents called
on him to help deal with the sit-
uation.

He claimed that the accused
teacher was told not to return
to the Grand Bahama school by
Ministry of Education officials
in Freeport, while further calling
on officials to ensure the teacher
is removed from the education-
al system.

Yesterday Mr Bethel said he
could not confirm that the
teacher has already been
removed from the school per-
manently, but only that he was
ordered to Nassau.

Messages left for Acting
Director of Education, Lionel
Sands, and Permanent Secre-
tary, Elma Garraway, seeking
further details were not
returned up to press time.

356.7764
352.6676/7
367.3135

Nassau:
Freeport:

FIDELITY

30" ANNIVERSARY



PAGE 2, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



RESIDENT HITS OUT AT WATER AND SEWAGE CORPORATION

‘Tm fed up with not
having running water’

a

THE funeral of well
loved Sports Broadcaster
Phil Smith was held Sat-
urday at St Francis Xavier
Cathedral.

The following is a poem
written in his honour by
Bahamian poet Obediah
Michael Smith:

for Phil Smith

i.

what or where did he try
to climb

and couldn’t get over

what final accomplish-
ment attempted
responsible for his
demise

so many battles faced in © Seren

half-a-century
and won

just one more and no more
finally that straw added and a camel collapses

or another bag of charcoal
and a boat sinks

down under/gone down
‘ sports reporter with no more to report

after hundreds of stories, probably thousands

inimitable, we’ll miss him for sure
irreplaceable, we’ll have to make do
with substitutes

had he been trained to sing
how like Paul Robeson
he’d have sounded

il.
clothes to wash to go out

compare this with having to,
three times éach week,

4 hours each session,

clean the blood

to be able to go on with career, with life

decide it’s too much bother

you choose to end life,

switch off lights, hang up gloves
throw your towel in

Po Abocales for Animal Ri ghis,

The Bahamas Humane Sccily, ‘ad ARK |

invite you to aitendl a presentation by

Se

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

A DISGRUNTLED resident of Oak Hill
off Skyline Drive said she is fed up with the
Water and Sewage Corporation, which has
not delivered the service she paid for last

"year.

Joann Behagg said she wants her $2,500
back —
amount to the corporation last year to be
connected to the public water supply after
living in the area for 19 years without run-
ning water.

'“They told us they would deliver ‘the
water to whoever pays the money. We paid
them way back in June of last year — that’s

over six months without. having any city

water,” Mrs Behagg said.
She said she is sick of living in the 21st
century — in a city — without proper utilities.

plus the interest. She paid this |



“When the power goes
off we don’t have a
generator. What are we
supposed to do when
the power goes off? ”



Joann Behagg

“When the power goes off we don’t have
a generator. What are we supposed to do
when the power goes off? We are then
handicapped — we have no running water
and no electricity when that happens,” Mrs
Behagg said.

She said she has had’ aidugh of being
treated with contempt in her own country
and although the area MP Dr Hubert Min-

. nis has been doing what he can to help, her

problems have not been resolved.
Chairman of the Water and Sewage Cor-
“ poration, Anton Saunders, said he is aware
of the situation, and that Mrs Behagg’s
home is among three in the area without
water.
“There is a whole area there where there
is not a water main and we keep promising
the area to put a main in, which has not

- happened to date and hopefully by the next

two months there should be one,” Mr Saun-
ders said.

He said the corporation has decided to
refund Mrs Behagg’s money, with that of the
other two families — plus interest.

“No money should have been collected
from those residents but it was thought that
the main would have been put in place in a
timely fashion, but it was not delivered,”
Mr Saunders said.

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ety held the first Betty Kenning
B-Humane Awards last month
in recognition of the dedicated

Humane Society Board presi-
dent Betty Kenning.

' The very first award was giv-
en to Mrs Kenning, the second
went to Maggie Crouch-
Thompson and Julian Jakusz, a
pair of animal lovers from Eng-

‘Pink Potcake’.

The two women have lived in
the Bahamas for more than 25
years and started the ‘Pink Pot-
cake’ after Ms Crouch-Thomp-
son saw a small injured potcake
near the old Montagu Hotel.
To her horror, one of the dog’s
front legs was almost complete-
ly severed, hanging only by a
thread.

With the help of tranquilizers
and food, Ms Crouch-Thomp-
son managed to catch the dog

’ and take it to the Bahamas

to be put to.sleep.
Ms Couch-Thompson said
she never forgot that little



THE Bahamas Humane Soci- |

service of former Bahamas.

land who call themselves the

Humane Society where it had |

lovers recognised



brown potcake because it was
her very first venture into dog
catching.

Some weeks later she hap-
péned to mention to a friend

that if she was to continue to:

be involved with animal work
she would need somebody to
help her. She found Julian
Jakusz and the Pink Potcake
animal rescue team.

Over the years, the pair have
become involved:in a spay and
neuter programme and have
assisted thousands of pet own-
ers who do not have the means
to pay for veterinary expenses
themselves.

They are also called upon to

. catch stray, injured and sick ani-
mals, particularly dogs, and:
have been able to relieve the:

suffering of many of the « ani-

mals on the streets:of Nassau. =:

Driving vans they have kitted
out at their own expense with
traps, catch poles, muzzles and a
variety of enticing food items,
they can often be seen buzzing
around the back streets of Nas-
sau:

Although they have also

‘Pink Potcake’ animal

aggie erotenaneinicenn

worked with other animal
groups, including Proud Paws

and ARK, they say that they

could ‘not possibly have

achieved as much as they have |

without the help of the
Bahamas Humane Society.
The Humane Society is the

only: animal shelter ‘facility in”
. Nassau that is open 24 hours,

and will give shelter to animals

picked up in the middle of the »

night.

Kim Aranha, President of
the Bahamas Humane Society,
said there were quite a few
nominations for the B-Humane
Award and the process to
choose the recipient was not

, taken lightly.




Julian Jakusz.

“We did a lot of research,
and it was decided that Pink

' Potcake was the most deserv-

ing recipient for the award in
2008.:

“We are looking forward to
giving out the award to other
deserving persons in November
“of this year

“Meanwhile it gives-us all at’
the BHS great pleasure to see

two dedicated ‘animal lovers like

Maggie and Julian be publicly

‘recognised for their immense-

ly good and hard work to make
a better life for the animals of
New Providence. ~ ;
“It is on behalf of those ani-
mals that we thank Pink Pot-
cake most sincerely,” she at

WILLIAM FIELDING

on the link between animal cruelty









Minister considers moves to boost food security

and domestic violence MINISTER of m BY GLADSTONE THURSTON |
a oro eae THE Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is considering
The Nassau Yacht Club, East Bay Street. Resources Larry a direct intervention in the management of commercial food stocks to
Cartwright (left) foster the maintenance of minimum levels of certain critical items for
meets Brian up to 12'weeks.

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 at 6:00pm

Sager, Lord of
Leigh, past presi-







Giving a weekend address to the Rotary Club of West Nassau on
“Challenges facing Agriculture”, Minister of Agriculture Larry
Cartwright said that the goal is to ensure availability of critical food

: : dent of the ; items in the event of'a disruption of supplies.
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Fleetwood. and maintain appropriate storage levels to ensure short-term food



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‘supplies, he said. -

The Ministry, he said, also wants to increase production of selected
basic items to ensure the medium term availability of certain levels of
carbohydrates and protein.

The Ministry .is also considering to do the following:

¢ Increasing the availability of agricultural equipment

¢ Accelerating the widespread adoption of greenhouse technology

¢ Promoting the development of crops best suited to the recog-
nised climatic zones

¢ Increasing the budget for land preparation and feeder farm roads

¢ Expanding the range of duty-free items that are available to reg-
istered farmers

© Creating a land bank to provide for the protection of agricultural
lands

¢ Initiating a tenure system to permit the financing of agricultural
entities based. on the collateral value of the land.and crop insurance.

About 2,000 farmers and school groups throughout the islands will
receive assistance through the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s ini-

tiative “Soaring Food Prices”, Mr Cartwright said.

Based on their production capacity, farmers and schools with gardens
will be given input to help them immediately increase their production.
Assistance will include selected seeds, fertilisers and planting materi-
al. These interventions are tailored to respond to the immediate needs
of the population affected by rising food prices, Mr Cartwright said.

They seek also to provide a sound base on which to reactivate agri-
cultural activities and to contribute to the social and economic devel-
opment of Bahamians, he said.

The inventions, he added, are in line with government policies and
strategies for coping with soaring food prices.

“We are strongly committed to the pursuit of these initiatives in keep-
ing with the spirit of our vision to provide self-sufficiency and food secu-
rity for this country in as short a time as possible,” Mr Cartwright said.

At no other time in the history of the Bahamas, he said, “has the
urgency to attain a reasonable level of food security been more critical.”

Major producers of primary food products such as wheat-and rice
have responded to rising prices by limiting exports, he told Rotarians.

’ “A net importer of food, the Bahamas is more than most countries, sus-

ceptible to the effects of rising food prices and insecurity of guaranteed
supplies of food,” he said.

The hundreds of millions of dollars in food impdrted into the
Bahamas each year, he said, “indicates the vast potential for agricul-
ture.”

However, “there are impediments/and challenges preventing this
potential from being fully exploited,”}he added.

Agriculture must become modernised in stich a way that it is eco-
nomically efficient and is able to sustain incomes that are comparable
to those in other sectors of the economy, the minister said.

Also, it must be able to provide high- quality food at prices compa-
rable to the imported products. .

There is a significant gap between total production and the pro-
duction currently marketed.through the public marketing system, he
said, Small producers “are severely disadvantaged by their‘inability to
market their production.”



THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 3





Man, 32,
charged
with causing
grievous
harm

A 32-year-old man was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
5 yesterday on the charge of
causing grievous harm.

It is alleged that Lamont
Bernard Neymour of West Bay
Street caused grievous harm to
Jamal Hamilton.

Neymour, who appeared
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle in Court 5, Bank Lane,
pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecutor Sergeant Godfrey
Brennen objected to Neymour
being granted bail, stating that
the victim is in the Intensive
Care Unit in a vegetative state.
Sergeant Brennen told the court
that according to doctors, it is
possible that the victim could
die. Neymour's attorney Ian
Cargill told the court that his
client had turned himself into
police as soon as he became
aware that they were looking
for him. He also told the court
that Neymour has a job and sey-
eral children for whom to pro-
vide.

Neymour was granted bail in
the sum of $15,000 with one
surety. The case was adjourned
to April 14.

Calling all
cars: Cuba
recruits free-
market taxis

@ HAVANA

Cubans with classic American
cars — or even rusty Russian
sedans — are being encouraged
to apply for taxi licenses and set
their own prices for the first
time in nearly a decade as the
communist government turns to
the free market to improve its
woeful transportation system,
according to the Associated
Press. Under regulations pub-
lished into law this week, Cuba

is applying a larger. dose,of sup-:: |»

ply-and-demand to an economy
that remains 90 percent under-
state control. The move by Pres-
ident Raul Castro’s government
also breaks with the policies of
his ailing brother Fidel, who
long accused private taxis —
legal and otherwise — of seek-
ing “juicy profits” and foment-
ing a black market for state-sub-
sidized gasoline that Cuba “had
sweated and bled” to obtain.

New taxi licenses have not
been approved since October
1999, and it is not clear how
many new cabs will be allowed.
The measure orders officials to
determine what combination of
“autos, jeeps, panel trucks,
microbuses, three-wheelers and
motorcycles” will best meet
each area’s needs.

“Without these taxis, espe-
cially in the city of Havana but
also in the provinces, the coun-
try would practically grind to a
halt,” said Oscar Espinosa
Chepe, a state-trained econo-
mist who became an anti-com- -
munist dissident and has written
essays on pirate taxis.

He noted that new govern-
ment buses have improved pub-
lic transportation somewhat,
“but it’s not enough.”

In cities, the government will
let more private cabs charge
based on supply and demand,
though a state commission will
establish fare limits to discour-.
age price gouging.

In the countryside, owners of
cars, trucks.and even motorcy-
cle sidecars will be encouraged
to ferry passengers at-state-
determined prices in areas
where bus service is spotty,
especially along desolate high-
ways connecting remote vil-
lages. Those doing so will
receive subsidized gasoline.

Havana retiree Barbara Costa
said she would encourage her
son-in-law to give up his job as a
state engineer and use a 1950s
Chevy that had belong to his
father as a taxi.

“It could be a great help, an
economic help to the family but

. also to the entire population
since public transportation is
still very difficult,” the 71-year-
old said. Sales of new cars.are
tightly controlled, and many of
the vehicles on Cuban roads
predate Fidel Castro’s 1959 rev-

‘ olution, though drivers often
replace their original engines
with diesel motors that are foul-
smelling but cheaper to operate.

Thousands of hulking 1950s
Oldsmobiles, Dodges and
Fords, as well as long-gone
models like Packards and DeSo-
tos, already operate as licensed,
private taxis. Known as
“maquinas” — literally
“machines” — or “almen-
drones,” which translates as
“almond shells,” the vehicles
adhere to set routes and charge
set fares.

In brief |ELDERLY PATIENT POINTS FINGER AT ELIZABETH EsTAaTES CLINIC

Government clinic hit by

‘wrong prescriptions’ clair

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

A GOVERNMENT clinic has been
hit with the claim that it administered
mislabelled prescriptions with the
wrong dosage of critical medication to
patients, The Tribune has learned.

An elderly patient, who asked to
remain anonymous, claimed employees
at the Elizabeth Estates Clinic admin-
istered at least two inaccurate pre-
scriptions on December 19 — one of
which was not noticed by a family
member until three days later.

According to the patient, after a .

lengthy wait in the clinic on the day in
question, he was given one box of cho-
lesterol medication, the contents of
which represented only half of what
his doctor had prescribed.

The patient said this was brought to
pharmacist’s attention, “corrected right
away” and the’patient was given anoth-
er box of medicine.

Three days later the patient report-

_edly noticed another prescription was

wrong; this time the label for his blood
pressure medicine instructed him to
take half the dose his doctor had pre-
scribed.





“This is high blood pressure

medication so you can appreciate the

danger in this kind of mistake.”



A close rela-
tive of the
patient said
when pharma-
cy officials
were confront-
ed with the
discrepancy,
they claimed
the clinic was
short on medi-
cine, and had
therefore
issued only
half the pre-
scription.

“This is high
blood pressure
medication so
you can

Hubert Minnis

Relative of patient

appreciate the danger in this- kind of
mistake,” said the relative, who also
asked to remain anonymous, “I went
back to the ‘clinic to report the addi-
tional mistake and J was told ‘Oh, that
day we were only giving half the med-
icine, we were short so we gave credit
on the labels.’ I pointed out that no
indication was made that it was half'a
month’s prescription, rather the label
has (the patient) taking half the dose
and no credit for more pills was indi-
cated on the label”. :

When contacted for comment yes-
terday an official at the pharmacy, who
claimed to have no knowledge of the

incident, admitted that at times the

pharmacy does not have enough med-
ication to meet demand, but said that
under no circumstances should a phar-



macist or technician alter dosages.
“Tt is a health hazard — we would

never change the dosage that was pre-

scribed,” said the pharmacist.

“Tf this happened I would like to
know why the dosage was changed
because it isn’t supposed to happen.”

A letter of complaint was sent to
Minister of Health Hubert Minnis on
January 9, however when contacted
for comment he said he had not seen it.

Because he did not know the partic-
ulars: surrounding the complaint, Dr
Minnis said he could not comment, but
said he was glad the matter was
brought to his attention.

He said his ministry is “fighting” to
ensure that pharmacies are functional-

* ly equipped with medication.

“First of all the pharmacy shouldn’t
be short on medication.

“There are certain medications which
you call fast-moving drugs and there-
fore you should have proper inventory

‘mechanisms to make sure that the

medications are never short.

“T’m introducing very soon an inven-
tory inspector (to the public health sys-
tem).to stop all this rubbish and make
sure everything is done properly,” he
said.

Hopes voiced of ‘drastic

reduction’ in crime figures



@ By ALISON LOWE
: Fribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

IF .the adjustments made to the,

Royal Bahamas Police Force are
coupled with.a strong commit-
ment to support the work of the
organisation, the public can
expect to see a “drastic reduc-
tion” in crime figures, according
to the chairman of the Police Staff
Association Bradley Sands.
Backing government on last
week’s changes to the police
force, Mr Sands said “early can-
vassing” indicates that the rank
and file are satisfied with what
has been done and with the idea
floated by Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest of
imposing a time limit on the
tenure of a Police Commissioner.
“It’s the right time. I believe
the restructuring of the force will
assist in taking the force into the
future. I believe that it will mean
we have new ideologies, new per-

spectives, fresh minds. It’ llgoa
long way.

“We hope and trust that as a
result of these new appointments
it will also improve the police’s
capability and response time to
the criminal element, and that
will affect Bahamian society at
large,” said Inspector Sands, who
has served as chairman of the
staff association for six years.

The staff association, which
represents the interests of junior
officers (up to the Chief Inspector
rank), suggested “long ago” that
Commissioners in the Bahamas,
as in other parts of the Caribbean,
should be contracted to carry out
the job for specific periods of
time, according to Inspector
Sands.

“To keep one Commissioner
in office for 20 or even 15 years is
really too long. Look at Mr (B
K) Bonamy who was there from
(19)87 to 2001 — that’s too long.

“The reconstruction will
improve morale. Officers now

have this hope, this burning desire
that based on their qualifications,

: that the top is in view and we can
‘get there if we want to. There’s no

shortage when it comes to quali-
fied persons,” he said.

The government. last week
asked 16 senior officers. to retire,
reportedly offering them sub-
stantial severance packages.

Younger officers have now
been promoted, including recent-
ly returned officers Ellison
Greenslade and Marvin Dames,
while the upper echelons of the
organisation have been, signifi-
cantly slimmed down.

Inspector Sands said the asso-
ciation approves of this move as
there were simply “too many
chiefs” under the structure put in
place by the former government.

He explained that with 10

- Assistant Commissioners, there

were “Assistant Commissioners
without portfolios, getting in one
another’s way, and one another’s
areas of concern.’

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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History repeating itself?

ON THURSDAY The Miami Herald
reported an interesting court case that result-
ed in two brothers, described as “once pillars
of the community”, being sent to prison for
nine years because of fraud.

We didn’t find the case interesting because
two seeming paragons of virtue had been
found wanting. Today such a social tragedy is
becoming more common and after Bernie
Madoff’s $50 billion scandal — considered

the world’s largest hedge fund fraud — noth-

ing surprises.

However, what did make us sit up and
think was the judge’s reason for handing
down a harsh sentence, despite South Flori-

da’s leaders pleading for leniency because of —

the brothers’ active participation in many
South Florida charities.

US District Judge Patricia A Seitz said
the brothers had been “two-faced for too
long” in bilking Kendall Regional Medical
Centre out of $5 million in a fraud that lasted
14 years, according to The Miami Herald.

The judge explained to the brothers’ sup-
porters that she had to be stern because she
did not want Miami to crumble as happened
to the Roman Empire, because of a lack of
“civic virtue.”

And it is that lack-of “civic virtue” that is
threatening our whole Western. civilization,
not just the city of Miami.

From tiny hamlets ‘spread among. Italy’ s
lakes and mountains a hardy race was born.
They grew in numbers and organised mighty
armies that eventually conquered and ruled
the then known world. Three hundred years
later mighty Rome had fallen. It has been
noted that many nations had not lasted as
long as it took Rome to fall. For centuries his-
torians have followed that 300-year slow

‘death, from pinnacle to grave, to try to dis-
cover what brought down that once mighty
western empire that is the bedrock of our
own civilization.

Some historians blamed it on the malarial
swamps around Rome whose mosquitoes
infected and decimated the population. Oth-
ers pointed to the barbarian hordes from the
north, which descended on a defenceless peo-

ple and crushed their cities. English historian —

Edward Gibbon blamed it on Christianity —

a warlike race had turned soft when it learned

to “turn the other cheek.”
All of these were a part of the collapse,
but none was the cause. The cause lay in the

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venality. As American historian Will Durant
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“Moral disintegration had begun with the
Roman conquest of Greece, and had culmi-
nated under Nero; thereafter Roman morals
improved, and the ethical influence of Chris-
tianity upon Roman life was largely a whole-
some one. It was because Rome was already
dying that Christianity grew so rapidly. Men

. lost faith in the state not because Christiani-

ty held them aloof, but because the state
defended wealth against poverty, fought to
capture slaves, taxed toil to support luxury,
and failed to protect its people from famine,
pestilence, invasion, and destitution; forgiv-
ably they turned from Caesar preaching war
to Christ preaching peace, from incredible
brutality to unprecedented charity, from.a
life without hope or dignity to a faith that
consoled their poverty and honoured their
humanity. Rome was not destroyed by Chris-
tianity, any more than by barbarian invasion;
it was an empty shell when Christianity rose
to influence and invasion came.”

It is frightening to study the final collapse

’ of Rome’s western empire and compare it

to what is happening in our world today.
There are so many similarities that weak-
ened that-empire and is now weakening ours.
In addition to unbridled immorality and

. crime, Rome’s.economy was on-the same

downward slide that we see all around us
today. Trade was in confusion; the empire’s
imports were higher than its exports, the trea-
sury was being bled to support its armies,
high taxation, immigration of capital and
labour, and among many other ills, its courts
needed reform.

Some even blamed it on the weather. St
Cyrian, writing in 250 AD, in answer to the
charge that Christians were the source of the
empire’s troubles, could have penned the fol-
lowing as a commentary of today’s world:

“You must know that the world has grown
old, and does not remain in its former vigour.
It bears witness to its own decline. The rain-
fall-and the sun’s warmth are both diminish-
ing; the metals are nearly exhausted; the hus-
bandman is failing in the fields.”

As the Bible says “there is no new thing
under the sun.’

No wonder Judge Seitz, in her own small
way, is trying to stop history repeating itself in
South Florida. It would be cause for great
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Improvements
badly needed

at Department
of Road Traffic

EDITOR, The Tribune.

- As Bahamians we usually
tend to procrastinate especially
when it comes to the renewal
of our driver’s license as well
as the inspection and licensing
of our vehicles.

Last week on New Year’s eve
many Bahamians flocked the
Department of Road Traffic to
ensure that their vehicles were
licensed and inspected before
New Year’s day in order to
parade our prestigious streets
in an orderly and legal manner.

I myself was one of those
individuals.

As J arrived to the depart-
ment’s headquarters on Thomp-
son Blvd the place was disas-
trous and the wait seemed nev-
er ending.

Then I wondered why were
the inspection officials on the
exterior of the Clarence A Bain
building moving at.a moderate
pace; it was because of the
department’s lack of manage-
ment.

LETTERS

letters@tribunemedcia.net



Once the inspection segment
of the licensing process was
completed disgruntled and
impatient people flocked to the
interior to continue and finalise
the licensing process.

The line for written docu-
mentation and processing
moved at a satisfying speed.

The other line which served
for the collection of funds and
distributions of additional
licensing stickers was over-
crowded and somewhat stag-
nant; this particular line
stemmed from the inside to the
parking lot.

It was so uncontrollable and
confusing. that a police officer
had, to manage the positioning
and direction of both lines.

The area for payment has
only been designed to occupy
a limited capacity and it has evi-

dently surpassed that expectan-
cy.

Many issues that “we the peo-
ple” of the Bahamas face at our
Government agencies are reme-
dial and can easily be dissolved
through simplicity and a little
common sense.

The problem was that there
were four clerks preparing the
documents on one line and
there were only two cashiers on
the other.

You didn’t need a degree to
determine what the problem
was.

My suggestions to the depart-
ment’s headare: make analyti-
cal assessments periodically to
see where improvements are
drastically needed in order to
ensure effective and efficient
service to the Bahamian peo-

_ ple and use a little common

sense.

ELKIN SUTHERLAND Jr
Nassau,
January 8, 2009.

Pleading Vilnaire Destine’s case for

I wish to plead the case for a

good Haitian friend of mine,
who has applied for perma-
nent residence in the
Bahamas. His name is Vil-
naire Destine.

‘Vilnaire has lived in the
Bahamas for approximately
23 years, and he has been an
upstanding member of society
here in Abaco, and a dedicat-
ed employee to his employer
since I have known him, which
has been for the last twenty
years or thereabout.

As. directed, he completed
an interview with Immigration
officials here in Abaco last
January (2008), but to date he
has not heard anything back
from them.

I know there are many
Bahamians who have very
poor opinions about, and atti-
tudes toward Haitians.

- However, I am willing to
stake my own reputation on
the fact that Vilnaire is not

merely a decent Haitian
national, but rather a decent
and solid member of Bahami-
an society here in Abaco.

I wish to ask your vast read-
ing audience what some of the

qualifications should be for .

persons seeking permanent
residence in our country.

Let me offer a few of my
own:

The applicant should:

(1) have lived in “ihe

Bahamas for at least ten years;.

(2) have a good basic
understanding of our form of
government;

(3) have a steady form of
income — a job;

(4) speak fluent English;
and so on.

Vilnaire possesses.all of the
above requirements and then
some, such as —

(a) he owns his own car
which he pays licensing and
insurance fees on;

(b) he pays a mortgage — to
a local Bahamian bank — for a
house he built on private land

‘permanent residence in the Bahamas

EDITOR, The Tribune..

that he bought;

(c) his children attend pri-
vate school, which is not
cheap;

(d) he is extremely trust-
worthy;

(e) he is educated, oe
speaks French and a bit of
Spanish, and English obvious-

y;

(f) he has ambition;

(g) he is not a burden to
Bahamian taxpayers;

(h) for all intents and pur-
poses he is a Bahamian.

Finally, I wish to implore
our Immigration Department
— to whom I have sent a simi-
lar letter — to give the great
gift of permanent residence to
Vilnaire Destine this Christ-
mas.

It is a gift he strongly desires
and deserves.

- WILLIAM (BILLY)
’ ROBERTS
Abaco,
Bahamas,
December 10, 2008.

Scotia Bank’s ‘Dream Team’

EDITOR, The Tribune. —

Please permit me a little
space in your prestigious col-
umn to direct a deserving
spotlight onto a small section
at Scotia Bank’s Main Branch.

Usually, I’m not easily
impressed, however, in this
section. great things are. hap-
pening.

There, diligence, hard work
and good results are so-com-

mon-place that they may eas-
ily be taken for granted.
Instead of making that mis-
take, however, by assuming
that the individuals who com-
prise the section’s brilliant
team know that I, a frequent
customer, appreciate their
commitment to service, I
thought it best to lift my pen
to express this view.

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leadership, for ensuring
smooth sailing, and for being
class acts, as they toil at the
helm of so pivotal an opera-
tion. The efficiency of their
energetic department is excep-
tional.

I would especially like to
thank their highly capable
supporting cast that assists me
on a regular basis and, at
times, on a moment’s notice:
Ms Monishka Deveaux, Mrs
Hilda Carlos, Mrs Monalisa
Saunders, Mr William Ingra-
ham, Mrs Nixon, AJ, Tedra
and Mr Drexel Smith.

It would be remiss of me
not to mention a few other
persons from neighbouring
departments whose impecca-
ble devotion to service has

- assisted me greatly over the

years: Mrs C Christie, Ms
Sharon Colebrooke, Mrs
Valeria Archer, Ms Bertha
Richie, Ms Patrice Hall, Ms
Antonique Smith and Ms
Fountain.

These individuals are all
persons with whom I have
been interacting for the bet-
ter part of the past twelve
months, thus allowing more
than sufficient time for-a good
and professional opinion of
them to crystallise in my mind.

“Life,” as is said, “is not
about the number of breaths
we take; it’s about the few spe-
cial moments that take our
breath away.”

THE CUSTOMER
Nassau,
December, 2008.



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In brief

Lowest

surcharge
rate since
May 2007

THE Grand Bahama Power }
Company has announced that
the fuel surcharge for January :
2009 has dropped to 5.4 cents ;
per kWh. i

The company noted that this :
is the fourth consecutive month- }
ly decline and that the rate has :
now reached its lowest since :
May 2007. .

This was attributed to the ;
dramatic drop in fuel oil prices ;
on the worldwide market late :
last year. i

The current rate reflects the :
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Acting Deputy Commissioner Marvin Dames



LOCAL NEWS

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

missioner Marvin Dames officially took
command as the new police chief here
on Grand Bahama on Monday.

Mr Dames said he is excited about his
new appointment and will work to
improve the quality of life on the island
for residents and visitors.

“We have a lot of work to do and we
will start right away,” he said during a
press conference held at Police Head-
quarters. '

“We are going to look at the priority
issues and we will deal with them one
by one with the hope that we can bring
the level of. crime down within this
beautiful community, and reduce homi-
cides, take more firearms off the streets,
and put drug traffickers and dealers
behind bars and deal with all those per-

Ferguson said Mr.Dames met with
police officers on Grand Bahama today.
Mr Dames is among the six officers

FREEPORT - Acting Deputy Com- |

sons who have no respect for the law.” .
Commissioner of Police Reginald °

who were appointed to the top ranks
as part of a major restructuring of

.the senior command of the Royal

Bahamas Police Force.
Assistant Commissioner of Police

Eugene Cartwright and Chief Super--

intendent of Police Basil Rahming of
Grand Bahama were among the 15

officers who accepted government’s
_ offer to voluntarily retire. '

Chief Superintendent Emrick Sey-

mour replaces Mr Rahming as sec-.

ond in command of Grand Bahama.

Concern

Mr Dames said his primary con-
cern as police chief is ensuring that
the citizens of Grand Bahama and
those who visit the island are secured.

One of‘his first priorities is to
increase police visibility here on the
island. .

“We will work relentlessly to
ensure that we can continue to
improve the quality of life on this

‘island. You have my assurance of

that,” he said.

The new Grand Bahama police
chief officially takes command

“We have a core of officers here -
who are committed just as any officer
anywhere in the Bahamas and every-
where else in the world

“You will be seeing a lot of me, I
will be in all of the communities.

“I am your servant and I will be
open to any of your concerns, any
issues you may have because we have
a tremendous task ahead of us.”

Mr Dames said his experience in
Canada with the Toronto Police Ser-
vice, as well as his experiences in
Montreal, Ontario, and New York
have been very beneficial.

“It was a tremendous experience. I
looked at all aspects of policing from
management of major city police ser-
vice to dealing with crime related
issues and dealing with community
related issues.

‘““T hope the experience I would
have garnered over the past year, that
I can bring some of those positive

- experiences here to Grand Bahama
and improve on policing services in
Grand Bahama and by extension the
police service throughout RBPF,” he
said.

Despite this great news for

Claim that eight laid-off from Sandals ‘weren’t
properly registered as hotel union officials’

~ consumers, the Grand Bahama

Power Company encourages
customers to continue to prac-
tice energy conservation given
the uncertainty of future oil
prices.

Inter-American
Development .

Bank forum

@ By LLOYD ALLEN

Tribune Staff Reporter

AN INTER-AMERICAN
Development Bank forum on
improving public budget
processes was held in Nassau
yesterday, bringing together
several'public-finance repre='
sentatives from throughout
the region. sob te

The day-long session, held
at the British Colonial
Hilton, addressed specific
budgetary challenges shared
by Caribbean and Latin
American countries, with
results-based budgeting at
the top of the agenda.

Zhivargo Laing, State

Minister for Finance said dur- :

ing the meeting’s opening
that significant amounts of
capital and resources are
invested in public budget
processes. :

Mr Laing said because
most budget revenue comes
from consumer taxes, the
public is becoming more

aware of budgeting practices. | :

He said: “The extent to
which we in the region and in
the wider hemisphere are
able to embrace policies. ..

that help us to truly have an -

evidence-based performance
measurement for the way we
conduct our affairs in respect
to the budget, is the extent to
which we are able to-deliver

- the results.” ;
IDB country representative

Oscar Spencer said that
beginning in 2001, the IDB
launched several regional
policy dialogue programmes
to assist developing states.
Some of these include:

‘trade and integration, central

banks, poverty and social. ,

protection, environment, nat- 4
‘ural disasters, and science

and technology.

Mr Spencer said: “The pur-
pose is to promote dialogue
between member countries
on the issue of budgeting for
results, managing for results,
and it seeks to bring practi-
tioners in the region together
to discuss and share experi-
ences and lessons learned.”

Five countries took part in
the sub-regional initiative:
the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti,
Dominican Republic.and
Belize.

Dr Allan Schick, a profes-
sor from the University of
Maryland’s school of public
policy, consulted with the
group and provided findings
and analysis from a multina-
tional study on budget prac-
tices.

Although no legislation is
expected to result from the

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

peeebeceees

EIGHT people claiming
to be executive members of
the Bahamas Hotel Mainte-
nance and Allied Workers

- Union who were laid-off
from Sandals in what trade
unionist Obie Ferguson
called a “union-busting tac-
tic”, were never properly
registered as officials of that
union, it has been alleged.

_The eight executives,
?~ including president Lynden

4» Taylor, were among 150 laid
: off from Sandals in Decem-
ber last year. ©

Allegations of irregulari-

ties in their positions
appeared in letters dating
from 2006 to late 2008 from
the founder of the union to
the Department of Labour,
Obie Ferguson and Mr Tay-
lor.
' A Ministry of Labour
source confirmed yesterday
that, as claimed in the let-
ters, union founder Shavon

Bethel was and remains reg-
istered as the interim presi-
dent of the union, rather
than Mr Taylor.

Letters

Mr Bethel suggested in
his letters to the Depart-
ment of Labour in 2008 that
he never submitted the

names of any Sandals work-

ers to be registered as offi-
cials of thé union prior to
his resignation as president
in 2006. :
Meanwhile, he hit out at
Mr Taylor and Mr Ferguson
in letters to each for
attempting to, conduct
BHMAWU union business
“without his consent.”



However, the claims made
in the letters were chal-
lenged by Mr Ferguson,
who alleges that “the union
does not belong to an indi-
vidual.”

He maintained that Mr
Bethel formally resigned as
president of the union in
2006 and if he remains reg-

istered with the department -

as the organisation’s presi-
dent “then there’s some-

_thing fundamentally wrong.”

Mr Ferguson said Mr
Bethel registered the San-
dals workers with the

- department prior to his

departure, quoting what he
said were the minutes of a
July 3, 2006 meeting held by

Mr Bethel with the board ©

members,

“He was the only officer
who was not an employee
of Sandals,” said Mr Fergu-
son, adding that it was
therefore natural that the
union would continue in his
absence. :

But a labour source sug-
gested to The Tribune that
the alleged irregularities in
their executive status may
have reflected Sandals’ deci-
sion to remain silent in the
face. of calls for the rein-
statement of the eight
employees.

Mr Bethel claims to have
founded the BHMAWU
with 11 other individuals
employed at the Holiday
Inn and the former Sun
International hotel.

He told the Department
of Labour in 2008 that
despite a series of meetings
with Sandals staff members
between June and July 2006
the BHMAWU’s involve-
ment with Sandals workers
ultimately. came to an end
— in part, he felt, because
there was “too much out-





side influence” from others.
He claimed he “never
submitted any names from
any employees from the
Sandals Resort to the
Department of Labour, or
the Registrar of Trade
Unions informing them that
these are the list of persons —
who have been selected to
serve as interim officers pri-
or to resigning.”

And he alleged that his
resignation was only from
‘the position of “president -
dealing with Sandals work-

“ers” and’ that he did not’
7 “give the union up.” s

si. Mr Ferguson suggested



this assertion was nonsensi-
cal and alleged that the for-
mer president only moved
to reassert his control over

“ the union after his employ-

ment at a government
agency ended.

- Thanks

He pointed to the fact
that Mr Bethel expressed

‘his thanks to “all of the

interim’ executive officers”
in his letter notifying one of
them: of his. resignation in
July..2006.as. evidence that

“he-recognised'he had'‘sent

the individuals’ names to
the government for regis-
tration prior to resigning.
This information comes
days after Mr Ferguson
called a press conference in
which he hit out at Labour
Minister Dion Foulkes and
Sandals for failing to rehire
the alleged executive offi-
cers.
Prior to the lay-offs at
Sandals, the BHMAWU
and the Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union were battling
“over which union would get”’
ankO gepresent the, hotel's

oWOrkers.




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Executive Director
International Centre For
Spiritual Renewal

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and the Bahamas government
said they expect greater bud-
get efficiency as a result of
the initiative.

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Downturn may result in ‘bold changes’ in Bahamas business

THE downturn in the economy may
result in “bold changes” in the way the
Bahamas does business, President of the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Dion-
isio D’ Aguilar said.

Speaking at a press conference to
announce plans for the 18th Annual
Bahamas Business Outlook last week,
Mr D’ Aguilar said:

“T think that our business community is
crying out for some dynamic change and
wants that change to take place. And
maybe the fact that we are going into a
recession and there is all this doom and
gloom coming out of the United States,
we will say ‘okay, now is the time that we
can make these bold changes’.”

Mr D’Aguilar, who is also president

PROSPECTUS

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

of Super Wash Laundromat and a certi-
fied public accountant by profession, will
be one of the featured presenters at the
much anticipated Bahamas Business Out-
look, which continues to attract some of
the brightest minds from various fields to
focus on ways to improve the Bahamas.

The Chamber president’s speech at
this year’s Bahamas Business Outlook
will focus on “Doing Business in the
Bahamas, the Challenges and Possible
Solutions.”

“It seems like we are very much a sta-
tus quo group of people, and the fact
that you attempt to change and challenge
the status quo sometimes brings up a lot
of resistance. And as a result we tend to

back off very quickly,” he said.

Joan Albury, president of the Coun-
sellors Limited, said she is delighted that
the Bahamas Business Outlook is now
into its 18th year.

“We are really thankful to our speak-
ers and to our sponsors and to the media
who’ve really supported Business Out-
look over the years.”

Ms Albury said. this year, despite of
the predictions, she believes that at the
Outlook will help persons discover strate-
gies that they can focus on, that will real-
ly help businesses, and individuals get
through 2009.

Therefore, she said, Counsellors have
decided on a very positive theme for its
annual Outlook - “Effective Strategies
for A Strong Economic Rebound.”

BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032 AND 2033

ISSUE OF B$107,226, 000.00 .

Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized. by Resolutions of the House of Assembly,

14th June, 2008.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 8th January, 2009 and

The Registrar

The keynote address at this year’s -

Bahamas Business Outlook will be deliv-
ered by Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, who will outline his government’s
plans for 2009.

Also addressing the event will be
Sarkis Izmirlian, Chairman and CEO, of
Baha Mar, who is expected to make an
announcement about the future of the
Cable Beach resorts.

Minister of Tourism Senator Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace will address the
Bahamas Business Outlook for the 18th,
time. The Outlook will also feature a
number of other presenters including
Lawrence Bascom, an independent con-
sultant to the Goldman Sachs Urban
Investment Group. ,

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PRESIDENT OF the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce Dionisio D’Aguilar addresses a
press conference organised by Joan Albury,
president of the Counsellors Limited.

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THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 7



Contractor criticises workers who

complained they had not been paid





ABOVE: The Bahamas delega-
tion which travelled via Defence
Force aircraft. The use of the air-
craft was signifigant in cutting
costs for the visit to Jamaica.

LEFT: Viewing the EM System.
Pictured from left: Senator
Arthur Williams, Minister of
State, Ministry of National Secu-
rity, Jamaica, Minister Turn-
quest, Mrs June Spencer-Jarret,
Assistant Commissioner of Cor-
rections, Jamaica.

Turnquest observes the
Jamaican govt’s electronic
monitoring pilot project

NATIONAL Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest led.a delegation
of government officials to Jamaica
to observe the country’s electronic
monitoring pilot project as it pre-
pares to launch a pilot project in
the Bahamas.

Parliament adopted legislation to
permit the electronic monitoring of
offenders in November, and gov-
ernment plans to launch ‘its own
pilot project in the next few months.

An alternative to incarceration,
electronic monitoring could impact
recidivism among offenders, over-
crowding in prisons, money spent
in corrections of offenders and the
supervision of offenders, propo-





nents say.

The system could also help to
maintain the family unit, provide a
smooth transition for those leaving
an institution, allow: offenders to
maintain employment and support
their families.

And it could cut the cost of hous- .
ing inmates, currently around $35
per day per inmate, by almost 50
per cent, Mr Turnquest said.

As Jamaica was able to learn of
Bahamian legislation for electronic

“monitoring, the Minister was able to
see first hand the work of Califor-
nia-based Dilieu Technology that
implemented the first phase of the
two year Jamaican Electronic Mon-
itoring Project in Jamaica in
November 2008 and ‘completed it
on Saturday. It is one of the four
companies to have expressed an
interest in providing the system in

stration of tagging an offender.

the Bahamas.

The Jamaican EM System is
administered by the government
department of corrections, and in
preparation for the pilot project cor-
rections officials and probation after
care workers were trained in tag-
ging and monitoring.

A monitoring centre was estab-
lished, equipped with computers
configured for monitoring and
tracking.

And because Jamaica does not
have the legal framework for the
EM System, volunteers were select-
ed to participate in the pat pro-
ject.

The first volunteers were tagged

"in November, and now 48 volun-

Bahamian judo documentary
wins international award



AN INTERNATIONAL award-winning documentary on the sport .

of Judo will premier locally tonight.

At 7pm, Cable 12-will show the documentary: Be Inspired - Howa
Small country can win at Judo.

Through interviews and background footage the documentary shows
how Judo, is impacting Bahamian families, the Bahamian school system,
the Special Olympics, social development programs as well as devel-
oping elite athletes.

The documentary, produced late last year, led to the Bahamas Judo
programme winning an award of $15,500 from the International Judo
Federation.

Judo is the Olympic Sport of Japanese wrestling. It is quickly becom--

ing a mainstream sport in the Bahamas, and is actively practiced by hun-
dreds of students at more than 30 different locations.

"It is one thing to tell people about the work you are doing with
sport, but it is another thing to actually show them," said D'Arcy
Rahming, president of the Bahamas Judo Federation (BJF).

"Judo builds confidence and self-esteem, while teaching people

about their strengths, weaknesses and limitations. The international -

community is impressed that we are able to deliver these benefits
while developing competitive elite athletes,” he said.

The documentary was made possible by a $6,000 grant from Cable
Cares to the Bahamas Junior Open which will be held on February 7.

The film features Director of Catholic Education Claudette Rolle and
former chief superintendent of Police Keith Bell, who both extol the
virtues of a structured discipline programme for the country.

Other parents tell of how Judo programme is their children with
banker Joerg Schlueter explaining how the Judo programme in the
Bahamas is comparable to those in Britain and Germany.

Bahamas Judo has also received a $10,000 donation from Lyford Cay
Foundation; $2,500 from First Caribbean Bank, $1,000 from Royal
Bank of Canada and has been aided in the preparations for the Feb-
ruary 7 tournament by numerous families and friends.

Mr Rahming said anyone interested in helping with the event can call
364-6773 or contact the BJF at www.bahamasjudo.com.

NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Tommy Turnquest observes a denen:

teers have been tagged and tracking
has started throughout all parishes.
Mr Turnquest and the Bahamian
delegation were able to tour the
facility. and see the tagging, moni-
toring and tracking of volunteers in
real time throughout Jamaica’s
rugged, mountainous terrain.
Jamaican authorities indicated that
the system has successfully tracked
the movement of all volunteers.
Electronic, GPS and web-based

technology that makes it possible .

to tag, monitor and track offend-
ers. It has only recently been utilised
in the Caribbean region.






lm By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE contractor who hired
unemployed persons to clean up
the Garden Hills constituency
criticised those workers who
complained to the press that they
had not been paid.

Last week, the workers in
question called on MP Brensil
Rolle to ensure that they would
paid, but contractor Richmond
Maycock dismissed their com-
plaints as playing “political
games,

On Wednesday, The Tribune
reported that at least 13 workers
from a clean-up campaign in
Garden Hills, had not been paid
and were looking to Garden
Hills MP Brensil Rolle for their
wages. ;

According to constituency
chairperson Ursula Dean, con-
tractor Richmond Maycock was

solely responsible for hiring and

paying the workers.

“At no time did Mr Brensil/
Rolle hire anybody to perform’

clean-ups in the Garden Hills
constituency. What he did was
he hired a private contractor who
was from Garden Hills, and the





LAST WEEK, the workers in question
called on MP Brensil Rolle (above) to

t

ensure that they would paid.

only stipulation he put on him
was to hire individuals also from
the Garden Hills constituency,”
she said.

Since the completion of the
work, which occurred before the
Christmas holidays, Mrs Dean
said an invoice was received and

has since been sent to the Min-

istry of Works for payment.







The Tribune spoke with Mr
Maycock who said all but three
of the workers had been paid.

Mr Maycock said he did not
know why any of the workers
would decide to contact the press
on the matter as he had
explained that there would be a
three to four week wait for pay-
ment,

He thinks the situation was
“blown out of proportion” for
political gain, and was an attempt
to ruin the image of the Free
National Movement.

Mr Maycock explained that it
was he who suggested the project

. to Mr Rolle in an attempt to give

financial support to struggling.
community members.

He said where most commu-
nity clean-up projects offer work-
ers a maximum of $60 a day,
these workers were given much
more.

Mr Maycock said he is tired
of the political games that con-
tinue to plague the Bahamian
society. He urged those guilty of
trying to damage the reputation
of the FNM to follow Mr Rolle’s
example in empowering disad-
vantaged workers, rather than
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In Loving Memory of

——aw

G eorge Patrick Stewart

June 14, 1941 = January 13,

2008

specialist, and doctoral degrees.

As we mark the first anniversary of the passing of our beloved Husband and Father, George Patrick Stewart,
we wish to express our heartfelt.appreciation to all who have supported, comforted, and prayed for us during

this difficult period.

Your expressions of love and empathy have undergirded our family throughout this

challenging year. We are assured by your personal testimonials that George touched the lives of so many, and

that his contribution to the development of his country is well observed.

As we continue to be blessed by your outreach, your thoughts and your prayers, we in turn give thanks to God

for you, and pray that He multiplies His blessings to you and yours.

We love you Daddy, and await that sweet day of reunion. Rest on in the safe and comforting presence of the

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PAGE 8, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009

AS usual, the Bahamas Association of
Athletic Associations spent time in church at
the beginning of the new season.

This year, they attended the Church of St
Christopher, the Martyr in Lyford Cay on
Sunday where The Venerable Keith N.
Cartwrught is the Rector and the Rev Fr
Peter A G Scott is the associate priest.

Kaas

Magic | join t Cites, Laker

NBA Today

By The Associated Press



SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Los Angeles Lakers at Hous-
ton (8:30 p.m. EST). The Lakers
(30-6) are the only Western
Conference team with 30 wins.

STARS

Sunday

— Jamal Crawford, Wartlors
scored 32 points and hit the go-
ahead 3-pointer with 11:3 sec-

onds:leftin:Golden State's .120- -

117 win over Indiana.

— Ray Allen, Celtics, scored
a season- ee 36 points, includ-
ing eight 3-pointers, to help
Boston beat Toronto 94-88.

— Andrew Bynum, Lakers,
scored a season-high 24 points,
including the go-ahead putback
hs 18.5 seconds remaining to

help Los Angeles beat Miami
108-105.

FANTASTIC FINISH

Jamal Crawford scored 32
points and hit the go-ahead 3-
pointer with 11.3 seconds left
in a pell-mell fourth quarter,
and Golden State snapped its
five-game losing streak with a
120-117 victory over Indiana on
Sunday night. The final minutes
were a sublime exchange
between Crawford and Danny
Granger. Crawford hit four 3-
pointers and didn't miss any of
his eight free throws. Granger,

who scored 15 of his career ©

high-tying 42 points in the
fourth quarter, went 14-for-14
from the free throw line and
added seven rebounds for the
Pacers.

BIG THREE-OH

The Lakers beat Miami 108-
105 Sunday to become the first
Western Conference team to 30
wins. Los Angeles (30-6)
reached the mark the same dav
as Boston (30-9) and Orlando
(30-8).

SNAPPED ©

Golden State snapped its five-
game losing streak with a
thrilling 120-117 victory over
Indiana. ... Sacramento ended
its five-game losing streak by
beating Dallas 102-95 Sunday. ...
Boston withstood a late Toron-
to rally to beat the Raptors 94-
88 and end a four-game losing
streak.

SPEAKING

"Feed the pig, that's what we
always say. He was the hot guy,
so we want to keep feeding
him."

after Ray Allen had.a season-
high 36 points in the Celtics' 94-
88 win over Toronto on Sun-
day.

| ati the We
etter (e/a) 4
on Mondays



— Boston coach Doc Rivers

on 30-victory plateau —

m@ By The Associated Press.

ADD San Antonio to the
impressive list of places the
Orlando Magic have won in this

season. ne
“And with that, add the Mag-

‘de to'a group of 30-win teams

that.also includes last year's
NBA finalists.

Dwight Howard scored 24
points, Jameer Nelson had eight
of his 22 in the final two min-
utes, and the Magic beat the
Spurs 105-98 on Sunday night.

-Hedo.Turkoglu added 21
points for the Magic (30-8), who

‘are tied with the Boston Celtics

and Los Angeles Lakers for the

NBA lead in victories. Orlando |

has won four straight and 13 of
15.

"Tt feels good," Howard said.
"We've been playing great bas-
ketball, but to come here and
beat a great San Antonio team
says a lot about our growth and
maturity."

Boston reached 30 wins first
by beating Toronto 94-88 earli-

er Sunday to snap its four-game *

losing streak. The Lakers got
there with a 108-105 victory
over Miami later in the night.
In other NBA games Sunday,
it was: Philadelphia 109,

Atlanta 94; Phoenix 109, the

Los Angeles Clippers 103;
Sacramento 102, Dallas 95; and

‘Golden State 120, Indiana 117.

The Magic have a league-
high 14 road wins, including vic-
tories in Dallas, Portland and
Utah.

with the Spurs.

"We knew the team that: of

made the stops toward the end

was going to win," Howard
said. "We came up with some -

good stops and got a good win."

Tony Parker scored 31 points

for the Spurs (24-12) but missed
a pair of layups in the final two
minutes. San. Antonio closed
the game by missing’six of sev-
en shots. ©

The Magic were 14-of-22
from 3-point range.’

"They did a great job from
the 3-point line and really
knocked them down," ‘said
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich,
whose team has the best 3-point
percentage in the NBA this sea-
son but was 3-of-13 on Sunday.
"Some nights we don't shoot as
well or get as many shots.
That's just the way it is, and
that was the difference."<.,

Celtics 94, Raptors 88

At Toronto, Ray Allen
scored a season-high 36 points,
including eight 3-pointers, and
Boston withstood a late. rally to
snap a four-game losing streak.

Allen, who made a career-
high 10 3-pointers against Char-
lotte on April 14, 2002, finished
8-for-10 from 3-point range.

Rajon Rondo had 14 points
and 11 assists and Kevin Gar-
nett added.10 points and 11

rebounds for Boston, which had -

lost seven of nine coming in.

The win Sunday. gave them.
a sweep of the season Sees

Pictured above outside the church are (I-r)
Father Scott; Frank Rahming, BAAA’s exec-

“ utive; Kermit Taylor, BAAA’s executive;
Curt Hollingsworth, BAAA’s Interum Pres-
ident; Mrs Hollingsworth with her grand-
daughter; Arch Deacon Keith Cartwright;
Rosamund Carey, BAAA’s executive;
Tyrone Burrows, BAAA’s executive; Ronald

MAC



Cartwright, BAAA’s field coach and Julie

Wilson, BAAA’s executive.

. In the back back row (I-r) are Alpheus
Finlayson, BAAA’s Past President; Anita
Doherty, GBAAA President and Ralf McK-

inney, BACO President.

The BAAA will now focus on the new
season as they host their first event for the

seen) during the first half of a game in Orlando on January 9...

Andrea Bargnani led Toron-
to with 17 points while Chris

. Bosh and Jamario Moon each

had 15.<

Lakers 108, Heat 105

At Los Angeles, Andrew
Bynum scored a season-high 24

points, including the go-ahead
basket with 18.5 seconds
remaining for Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant added 19 points
and seven assists, Pau Gasol
had 14 points and 18 rebounds
to match a career high, and

TRIBUNE SPOR}.

year on Saturday at the Thomas A Robinson

Track and Field Stadium.

The Odd Distance Track and Field Meet,
which was orginally scheduled for Saturday
past, but was postponed due to the funeral

service of the late ZNS Sports Director, Phil

at 1 pm.



‘ ORLANDO MAGIC center Dwight Howard reacts after dunking the ball in front of Hawks guard Mike Bibby (not

AP Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack

Derek Fisher had 13 points and
a season-high 11 assists as the
Lakers (30-6) won for the ninth
time in 10 games.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat
(19-17) with 27 points and nine
assists, and rookie Michael

‘Smoker’ Smith, will now take place starting





Beasley scored 17 of-his 23

points in the fourth quarter.<
76ers 109, Hawks 94
At Atlanta, Andre Iguodala

scored 27 points, and Philadel-

‘phia took advantage of Al Hor-

ford's absence to dominate near
the basket and notch its first
four-game winning streak of the
season.

The 76ers scored 56 points in
the paint and had a combined
49 points by their starting: for-
wards. Thaddeus Young added.
22 points and nine rebounds:as
the Hawks struggled without
Horford, the starting center

- who was ‘held out with a knee

injury. ;
The Hawks have lost four of

- five in January, including their:

first three-game losing streak
since Dec. 6-10. Joe Johnson:
led Atlanta with 25 points and
Mike Bibby had 22.<

Suns 109, Clippers 103

At Los Angeles, Amare

- Stoudemire overcame early foul

trouble to score 26 points, Jason’
Richardson and Grant Hill each
had 21, and Phoenix sént the
Clippers to their 11th straighy
loss.

Steve Nash had 14 points and
12 assists for the Suns; who
blew a 15-point lead before

. moving a season-best eight

games over .500. They have
won five of their last six overall,
including a 106-98 home victo-
ry over the Clippers on Jan. 2.
Shaquille O'Neal had 15

points and 10 rebounds.

Al Thornton had 23 points
and eight rebounds for the Clip-
pers, whose losing streak is their
longest since a 13- -game stretch
late in the in 2003-04 season.<

Kings 102, Mavericks: 95

At Sacramento, Calif., Kevin.

Martin scored 21 points, Fran-

cisco Garcia had seven during a
key fourth-quarter stretch, and
the Kings ended a five-game
losing streak.

Beno Udrih had 16 points,
five rebounds and six assists for
Sacramento, which hadn't won:
since. beating the Clippers 92-90
on Dec. 30.and won only its sec-
ond in its last 10 games against
the Mavericks. —

Jason Terry scored a season-
high 33 points for Dallas.<

Warriors 120, Pacers 117.

At Oakland, Calif., Jamal
Crawford scored 32 points and
hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with
11.3 seconds left, and Golden
State snapped its five-game los-
ing streak.

Kelenna Azubuike added 21
points and eight rebounds for
the Warriors, hitting a free
throw with 5.6 seconds left as
road-weary ‘Golden: State
opened a seven-game homes+
tand with its first victory since
Dec. 29.

. Danny Granger scored 15 of
his career high-tying 42 points
for Indiana in the fourth quar-
ter, including a 3-pointer that
put the Pacers up 117-116 with.
23.8 seconds left in a wild final
period that had 12 lead changes.



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LOCAL SPORTS



Tigers soar to 47-29 victory
over the Golden Eagles






































TIGERS leading scorer Kenrico”
Lockhart (with ball) was held to
just two points in the opening _
quarter, but his team still held a
slim 11-9 advantage after the










































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Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net



A F Adderley adjusted well to L W
Youhg’s physical style of play and
patiently bounced their way to a decisive
victory.

The Tigers cruised by the Golden
Eagles 47-29 yesterday in Junior Boys’
GSSSA basketball play at the D W
Davis Gymnasium.

Tigers’ head coach Ricardo Ferguson
called it a matter of his team forcing
the issue with their own style of play.

“Early on I felt they got caught up in
the game playing like L W in that rough
and tumble style and that is not our
game,” he said. “We have to get our
mental game together because right now
they are still making a lot of mental mis-
takes on both ends of the floor.”

The Tigers offense struggled in the
first half, and was limited by the Golden
Eagles stifling full court press.

Tigers leading scorer Kenrico Lock-
hart was held to just two points in the
opening quarter, but his team still held
a slim 11-9 advantage after the first.

The second quarter saw the A F
Adderley halfcourt defense limit the
Eagles to just one basket as they led 19-
11 at the half.

Lockhart came alive offensively in.
the second half and after posting six
points in the first, erupted for 16 of his
game high 22 points in the second.

He scored eight points in the third
and ‘his basket at the buzzer gave the
Tigers a 31-20 advantage heading into
the final quarter.

The lead ballooned to as much as 22
points in the fourth as the Golden
Eagles struggled to find consistency.
offensively. :

While Lockhart paced the Tigers,
Dario McKenzie scored 12 points while
Alvano Miller added seven.

Donovan Rolle led the Golden Eagles
with eight points.

Ferguson said he expects his team to
continue to support Lockhart on the

. offensive end with better decision mak-

_ ing...

’ “Part of our game is looking inside
to him (Lockhart), but when they col-
lapse on him I feel as if the guards could
have been a little smarter in making
adjustments,” he said. “My point guard
did not have a good day at all: Hopefully
as time goes on they will begin to gel
more and more.” poy?

Despite the win, Ferguson added that

his team still has many improvements to:

make to reach an elite level.

“Our defense is still flat and not where
I want it to be, but when we meet the
more talented teams we are going to
have to do better than we did today,” he -
said. “Just before this game, this week-
end J talked to them about breaking the
press, doing the things they need to do
like spreading the floor and passing and
later on in the game they did some of ;

_that.

“Breaking the press is something that
they know how to do...it just was a mat-
ter of time before they executed it.”

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Football Association.

in the 66th and 72nd.

minute.

In one of the two matches played at
the National Developmental Center,
Caledonia’s win-loss record climbed to
4-2, while the Dynamos dropped to 1-4.

Marcus Trail struck for two consec-
utive goals in the 2nd and 56th minute,
while Damian Neville got one in the
48th and Frank Negri added two more

Dynamos’ lone goal came in-the 6th

Teams “Pp

Caledonia
Bears
Cavalier
Sharks

Baha Juniors
Dynamos
FC Nassau



AC MILAN soccer star David
Beckham challenges for the ball
with AS Roma defender John
Arne Riise during the Italian
Serie A soccer match at the
Olympic stadium in Rome on

Sunday...

Oia ULC et (ee) AC)

Beckham is solid in

In the other game played, the Baha
Juniors improved to 3-3 as they handed



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’ the FC Nassau an identical 5-1 loss.
Lakheem Rahming got goals in the

Caledonia pulls off 5-1 victory over Dynamos

CALEDONIA Football Club pulled
off a 5-1 victory over the Dynamos
Football Club on Sunday to remain on
top of the standings in the Bahamas



4th and 23th minutes; Andrew Pratt in
the 8th; Danny Lockhart in the 37th
and Kevin Vangehr in the 41st.

William Quintero ‘scored FC. Nas-
sau’s lone goal in the 38th.

NOTE: The BFA will be back in
action on Sunday with another double
header.

In the 1 pm opener, the Dynamos
will play Cavalier and at 3 pm, FC Nas-
sau will face the Bears.

SOCCER











Italian

debut for AC Milan

MILAN, Italy (AP) — David

Beckham made a surprising
start in his Italian league debut
Sunday, a solid 89-minute per-
formance for AC Milan in a 2-2
draw with AS Roma.
Beckham failed to score in

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- Milan into third place.

"I felt good in the game, very
strong and I enjoyed it," Beck-
ham said. "I enjoyed playing
with these players ‘and in this
city."

Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti ;

said Saturday it would be." dif-
to start Beckham
















because the former England
captain has been inactive for
two months. However, Beck-

-ham lined up alongside Andrea

Pirlo and Clarence Seedorf in
midfield.

"T don't want to have regrets
in my career," Beckham said.
"I am very lucky to have this
chance with this great club and
I want to’ enjoy it."

Inter Milan leads the league
with 43 points, followed by

Juventus with 39, Milan with 34.

and Napoli with 33.

Juventus downed Siena 1-0,
creating few chances and need-
ing a free kick by. Alessandro
Del Piero in the 33rd minute:

‘ Inter slipped up Saturday by

drawing 1-1 with Cagliari.
Napoli made.a sluggish return
after the winter break, but even-

tually moved into the Champi-

ons League. qualification places
by beating Catania 1,0. Napoli's
win put it ahead of Fiorentina,
which lost to Lecce 2-1.

Man U gets 3-0 win

over Chelsea
. LONDON (AP) —.Man-
chester United beat a major
rival for the first time this sea-
son, a 3-0 win over Chelsea that
moved the defending champi-
ons within five points of the
Premier League lead.

Nemanja Vidic, Wayne
Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov
scored at Old Trafford to give
the Red Devils 41 points, one
fewer, than -second-place
Chelsea.

United has played two fewer
games than both teams above
it because of the European
Super Cup and last month's trip
to Japan, where it won the Club
World Cup. Victories in its next
games against Wigan and
Bolton could put United on top
for the first time this season.

Clue #15:

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in the Secret Sound.



United has not conceded a
goal in eight Premier League
matches and has ‘the league's
best defense with 10 goals
allowed..

Liverpool leads the league
with 46 points, four ahead of
Chelsea, which never tested
United goalkeeper Edwin van

- der Sar. This was Chelsea's first

road loss of the season. _
Ryan Giggs thought he had
set up United's opening goal in
the 45th minute after Rooney
took a. disguised short corner
by rolling the ball into play.
With Chelsea still thinking the

corner had yet to been, Giggs:

crossed the ball and Cristiano
Ronaldo headed it in.

The referee disallowed the
goal because he had not given
permission for the corner to be

taken. When he did, Vidic made -

it 1-0 with a header at the far
post.

Ronaldo set up the second
goal in the 63rd with a back-
heeled pass down the left wing
that Patrice Evra crossed for
Rooney to hit through Ashley
Cole's legs and past goalkeeper
Petr Cech. The Portugal winger
then crossed to Berbatov for an
87th-minute tap in.

Also, Maynor Figueroa

scored his first goal for Wigan in.

injury time to give his team a
1-0 win over relegation-threat-
ened Tottenham.

Real Madrid cruises to 3-0

victory over Mallorca

MADRID, Spain (AP) —
Raul Gonzalez marked his
500th Spanish league game for
Real Madrid with a goal as the
two-time defending champion
cruised to a.3-0 victory over
Mallorca.

The Spanish striker is only
the sixth player to reach the
milestone. In the 17th minute,
he used a deft backheel to make
it 2-0 with his 212th league goal.
In the third minute, Arjen
Robben slid a left-footed shot
under goalkeeper Dudu
Aouate. Sergio Ramos added
the third goal in the 66th by vol-
leying in Fernando Gago’s
cross.

Madrid joined Sevilla'in sec-
ond place with 35 points after its
third straight win under coach
Juande Ramos.

Fernando Llorente scored
two goals, including the second-
half winner, as Athletic Bilbao
rallied for a 3-2 victory at Atleti-
co Madrid.

Barcelona can stretch its
nine-point lead later Sunday
when it plays at last-place
Osasuna, while Espanyol also
played Almeria later.

Hearts reach fifth

round of Scottish. Cup

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)
— Hearts won 2-0 at 10-man
Edinburgh rival Hibernian to
reach the fifth-round of the

: Scottish Cup.

Striker Steven Fletcher was
ejected for the home team.in
the 30th minute for a late chal-
lenge on Christophe Berra.
Hearts went ahead eight min-
utes later when Christian Nade
scored from a pass by Andrew

- Driver. ©

Dundee United also pro-
gressed from the fourth round
with a 4-0 win at East Stirling.

Bordeaux beats Paris

Saint-Germain 4-0

BORDEAUX, France (AP)
— Second-place Bordeaux cut
Lyon's lead at the top of the
French league to one point by
beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-

Souleymane Diawara scored
the opening goal for. Bordeaux
in the 10th minute with a head-
er. Fernando Cavenaghi dou-
bled the lead in the 35th with his
12th goal of the season to tie
Andre-Pierre Gignac as the top
striker in the league. Yoann
Gourcuff made it 3-0 in the 71st
before Brazil's Fernando sealed
the win in the 87th: .

Defending champion Lyon
leads the league with 39 points
from 20 matches despite draw-
ing 1-1 with Lorient on Satur-
day.

Rennes stretched its unbeat-
en streak to 18 to keep third
place with 37 points, two ahead
of Marseille.














NOTES

Brent Stubbs/Tribune staff



BASKETBALL
_NPWBA

THE New Providence Wom-
en’s Basketball Association will
be back in action, starting
tonight at the DW Davis Gym-
nasium after taking a break for
the Christmas holiday.

In the 7:30pm opener, the
Junior All-Stars will play the
Cybots, followed by the Bom-
mer G Angels against the John-

_ son Lady Truckers. .

BASKETBALL
NPBA

THE New Providence Bas-
ketball Association, which
resumed play on Monday night
after taking a break for the
Christmas holiday, will be back
in action on Wednesday night at
the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

In,the 7 pm opener, the Coca-
Cola Explorers will meet the
Commonwealth Bank Giants
and in the nightcap, the Police
Crimestoppers will battle the
Entertainers.

BASKETBALL
GSSSA

THE Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association will
be back in action today at the
CI Gibson Gymnasium with a
full slate of games on tap, start-
ing at 4 pm. The junior girls and
boys will play first, followed by
the senior girls and boys.

BASKETBALL
BAISS

THE Bahamas Association
of Independent Secondary
Schools will be back in action
today at various sites beginning
at 4 pm. The junior girls and
senior boys will be playing. The
junior boys and senior girls will
play on Wednesday. .

BASEBALL
JBLN OPENER

THE Junior Baseball League
of Nassau opened it's 2009 sea-
son on Saturday at the St.

---Andrew’s Field of Dreams with

the following results Bese

COACH PITCH (7-8)°

- Diamondbacks'def. Blue Jays
14-3; Astros def. Cubs 13-1;
Athletics def. Angels 13-3.

MINOR LEAGUE (9-10)
Mets def. Red Sox 14-8;
Rockies def. Rays 8-4.

MAJOR LEAGUE (11-12)
Indians def. Marlins 6-3; Reds
def. Mariners 4-3.

J UNIOR LEAGUE (13-14)
Yankees def. Cardinals. 9-5;
Dodgers def. Twins 10-0.

SENIOR LEAGUE
Tigers def. Phillies 8-6; Pirates
def. Rangers 13-8. ;

TEE BALL (5-6) -

EXHIBITION GAMES

Sidewinders deef. Sand Gnats
22-11; Grasshoppers def. Blue
Claws 23-8; Knights def. Rap-
tors 18-16

BASEBALL

FREEDOM Farm opened its
new season over the weekend
with the following results post-
ed:

Friday

Coach pitch: =>

Bees def. Sandflies 14-3

11-12:

Hurricanes def. Divers 8-6
(team from Spanish Wells)

Saturday

Coach Pitch:

Boas def. Mosquitoes 14-4
11-12:

Wild Dogs def. Conchs 4-2;
Divers def. Iguanas 12-6
13-15: ;

Owlz def. Potcakes 8-4

Sunday

9-10:

Octopus def. Dolphins 11-10

11-12:Groupers def. Green

Parrots 10-3

13-15:

Sharks and Stingrays played
to 11-11 tie due to failing light.

The game will be completed at

a later date.

INSIGHT

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behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays



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9 < Junior boys GSSSA basketball action at D Sym Dy Nae

Magic join
Celtics, Lakers
on 30-victory

plateau...
See page 8






‘The Tank’ withdraws from
fight due to fractured hand

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

ust when Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams |
was hoping to turn around his profes-
sional boxing career under his new man-
agement team, he got a major blow.
During practice last week, Williams suffered a
fractured left hand, forcing him to withdraw from

_ Expected to be out of action for up to four months

Friday night’s main event bout in Key West,
Florida, against American Darrel Madison, the

heavyweight champion from New York.
“Last week Monday in sparring, I suffered an

said

“The fortunate part of it, I can still go back
to the gym and do some physical workout,
but I just can’t use my left hand...”

— Sherman Williams

With his hand now in splits after having them

injury, but I didn’t realise how bad it was,”
Williams, who noted that it wasn’t until Friday
when he found out that the i injury was worse than
first anticipated.

What exactly happened?

“The sparring was going okay. I was working on
my game plan for the fight, which was to get in,
get close and work on the body,” stated Williams
yesterday after he left a bone specialist with
whom he began therapy.

“In between my body assaults, I caught an
elbow and I ended up fracturing my left hand. My
elbow swelled, we iced it up and we didn’t do
anymore sparring until Friday.”

As the pain was too much to bear when he
tried to spar again on Friday, Williams said he
“looked.good and felt good,” but when he tried to
throw the left hook, he reaggravated the injury.

Rushed to the emergency room of the hospital,
Williams said it was discovered that he had a left
hand fracture and his index finger joint had sep-
arated. ie ie

“So it’s unfortunate. l m. totally disappointed,
but when it comes to injuries, unfortunately, it’s

~ a part of what boxers go through some times,” he
stated.

re-set yesterday, Williams said he will be out of
action for the next 6-8 weeks as he was advised by
the therapist not to do anything harsh with the
hand.

“Physically I feel good. I was getting in shape,
but it’s just the mental part that I have to deal
with now,” he claimed. “I’m disappointed, but I
can’t blame anybody.

“Tt was just one of those things. I have to accept
it. I can’t pass a physical with a broken risk. I
took four days off for the Christmas holiday and
I was back in the gym after boxing day and I was
trying hard.”

If he obeys the doctor’s orders, Williams said he
should be ready for action in March or April, so
he has no other choice but to sit back and wait.

“The fortunate part of it, I can still go back to
the gym and do some physical workout, but I
just can’t use my left hand,” he pointed out.

“I won't call this a setback, just a delay. I just
want to be ready and healthy to go back out there
at 110 per cent when the injury is over.’

Williams, a native of Grand Bahama living in.

Vero Beach, Florida, said he will still attend the
boxing show because there was some promotions
for a possible show in the Bahamas that he has an



LARIKAH RUSSELL (not shown, ) Nikita Fountain (left) and Kerrie Cartwright (right) are getting ready for

Americas Zone Group One in Montreal February 4-6...

i

BLTA selects Bahamas’ best.
female trio for Fed Cup

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

THE three best female play-
ers in the country have been
selected by the Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association for the Fed
Cup in Canada next month.

But BLTA president Wesley
Rolle said they are still waiting
on confirmation from veteran
doubles specialist Mark
Knowles about whether or not
he will travel with the Davis
Cup team to Paraguay in
March.

- Rolle confirmed yesterday
‘that Larikah Russell, Nikita
Fountain and Kerrie Cartwright
are slated to travel along with
coach Sean Cartwright to Mon-
treal from February 4-6 where
they will play in the Americas
Zone Group One round robin
format. against Canada,
_ Paraguay, Venezuela, Brazil,
Colombia and Puerto Rico.
“That’s a pretty strong team

and we’re playing in the round ©
robin format, so we’re hoping"

for some good things from
them,” Rolle said. “They’re a
little more experienced, so I
think they should do extremely
well.”

The teams are expected to

be divided into two round--

round pools. The winners of
each pool will play off with the
winning team advancing to the

, World Group II players 3 in
April.

The teams finishing third in
each pool will play against each
other with the loser relegated to
Americas Zone Group II in

2010 along with the team fin-

ishing fourth in the pool of four
teams.

: As for the Davis Cup team.

heading to Paraguay from
March 6-8 for the Americas
Zone Group II tie, already
named are Devin Mullings,
Timothy Neilly, Bjorn Munroe
and Marvin Rolle.

John Farrington will be back
as the team captain.

Wesley Rolle, however, said
they are still waiting on ¢confir-
mation from Knowles as to
whether or not he will play.

If he decides to play, Rolle
said there’s the possibility that
he could team up with Marvin
Rolle to play the pivotal dou-
bles. If he decides not to make
the trip, then Marvin Rolle and
Bjorn Munroe will team up.

In any event, with the quartet
of young players already select-
ed, Wesley Rolle said he’s con-
fident that the Bahamas will be
well represented.

Marvin Rolle, like most peo-
ple are leaning on the team
going to Paraguay without
Knowles, has indicated in the
past that he’s no longer inter-

ested in playing in South Amer-

ica because of the “hostile envi-

ronment” that he played in dur-
ing past Davis Cup ties.

“We have a good chance.
Devin and BJ have proven to
be good players. They have
played at this level before, so I

feel we can play right there with -

them,” said Marvin-Rolle, who
is home working out.

With the tie being on the red
clay, Marvin Rolle said once
they can get to Paraguay and
play in a tournament or two
before the competition begins,
they should be able to make
the necessary adjustment to the
surface.

And with or without
Knowles, he indicated that the
team will be up for the task
ahead of them.

If the team wins, the
Bahamas will advance to the
semifinal against the winner of
Guatemala and the Dominican
Republic over the weekend of

. July 10-12 for the rights to get a

chance at advancing to’: Group
One in 2010.

But if the team loses, the
Bahamas will have to play the
loser of Guatemala and the
Dominican Republic in July in
a bid to avoid being relegated
to Zone I in 2010.

Last year with Knowles on
the team! the Bahamas defeat-
ed Venezuela 4-1 in the first
round of Zone II, but lost 4-1 to

_ Paraguay at the National Ten-

nis Center.







SHERMAN WILLIAMS has suffered a fractured left
hand, forcing him to withdraw from Friday night’s
main event bout against American Darrel Madison,
the heavyweight champion from New York, in Key
West, Florida...

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Williams, aged 36, was going into his second
fight in two months. He last fought after more
than a year of inactivity on December 12 when he
won an unanimous six-round decision over Amer-
ican Andrew Greeley at the Bourbon Street Sta-
tion in Jacksonville, Florida.

His manager Si Stern, who had set up the

‘December fight as the first in a series scheduled
for this year, said it definitely wasn’t what their
promotional team had anticipated because there
was.a lot of hype surrounding the. show in Key
West.’

“I haven’t seen it, but from what I gathered, he
will be out of action anywhere from 6-8 weeks and
so by the time he’s back in the ring and training
again, he probably won’t fight ior the next 3-4
months.

“Everybody was looking forward to seeing him
down here in his first fight here,” Stern said. “But
we have to hold back and wait until it’s okay for
him to fight again.

“J had some big plans for him, but that rw has
to take a back seat until he’s better. So that is very
disappointing because this was going to be his
debut here and everybody was looking forward to

it ”

The fight was scheduled to be a part of the
ESPN Friday Night fights, but Stern said that is
also thrown out of the window because: of
Williams’ withdrawal.

Madison, a 32-year-old with a 12-1 win-loss
record, is now scheduled to take on 36-year-old
Domonic Jenkins (13-10) at the Mallory Square.




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Greg and Tanya Cash barred from legal
action without leave of court or judge

Man charged
with murder

FROM page one

not required to enter a
plea to the murder
charge. Jermaine, who
was not represented by a
lawyer, was informed by
Magistrate Rolle that the

issue of bail did not arise. .

A preliminary inquiry will
be held to determine
whether there is sufficient
evidence against Jermaine
for him to stand trial in
the Supreme Court. The
matter was adjourned to
March 10.

Jermaine was also
called on to give an expla-
nation as to why he had
failed to appear in Court
5 on July 18 in relation to
another matter. A war-
rant of arrest had been
issued after his non-
appearance. Jermaine
told the court that he
thought the matter had
been adjourned to August
2009. The warrant of
arrest was subsequently
cancelled. Jermaine was
remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison yester-
day.

E-mail
warns of
‘clean-cut
robber’

FROM page one

have any other clues. We
sent over video, we sent
over pictures and so far
we have not heard any-
thing,” he said.
The victim’s husband

said his wife with two
other employees were

‘not physically hurt from

the attack.

“TI think she and the
other two ladies, both
managers, were pretty
shaken up at the time.
We had to get her car re-
keyed and we had to do
a whole lot of things to
make her feel better

because itis never easy |

for anybody to go
through that,” he said.

The victim’s husband
said there is a huge cost
in upgrading surveillance
from those types of cul-
prits.

“We have had to hire
24-hour security and all
kinds of stuff to upgrade
security. When persons
take the couple thousand
dollars you work hard

for it makesit hard for

anybody,” he said.
Assistant Commis-
sioner of Crime, Ray-

-mond Gibson, said the
‘police are aware of what

took place as well as:the
e-mail that is being cir-
culated. —

“We know about the.
information and the e-

‘mail as well and are

looking into this mat-
ter,” Mr Gibson said.
The victim’s husband -

_said this could happen to

anybody and he just

- wants the public to be

aware of this robber.

“T told my wife that
that guy looks like he
just walked off a yacht to

me. This guy looks like

anybody. He looks nor-
mal to me and that’s
what was surprising —
that he could be any-
body,” the victim’s hus-
band said.

FROM page one

High School in October, 2002,
he and his wife have made a
number of allegations includ-
ing claims of unfair dismissal
as well as breach of human
and constitutional rights.
Senior Justice Allen ruled
yesterday that the couple was
also barred from continuing
any legal action or having any-

one initiate any proceedings -

on their behalf. Justice Allen
said that the couple could ini-
tiate proper proceedings with
leave of the court. The Attor-

ney General's Office had filed
an application in Supreme
Court against the couple,
seeking a court ruling that
they be barred from taking
any further legal action
because most of them are vex-
atious. Mrs Cash, who did not
attend court yesterday, is
receiving treatment at Sandi-
lands Rehabilitation Centre,
Mr Cash told the court.
Justice Allen noted yester-
day that accessibility to the
courts is essential to the judi-
cial system and that it was her
obligation to protect against
the misuse and abuse of the

court's processes. Before the
judgment was delivered Mr
Cash asked the court for an
adjournment, claiming that he
wanted an opportunity to
properly defend himself. Mr
Cash argued that the Attor-
ney General's case had no
merit and that denying him
the opportunity to properly
defend himself would be in
breach of his constitutional
rights.

Kayla Green-Smith of the

‘Attorney General's Office,

who appeared with Wendy
Poitier Albury, objected to the

stating that at every stage of
the proceedings the couple
had been afforded the oppor-
tunity to be heard. She told
the court that it would be

unfair to grant a further -

adjournment at that stage. Jus-
tice Allen refused the appli-
cation for an adjournment
stating that it would not be
fair to reopen the case at that
stage.

Last December the Court
of Appeal struck out an
appeal by the couple, ruling

that they had failed to file a .

proper record of appeal in
accordance with the order of

the Registrar. The couple had -
filed for an appeal for a retri-
al in their case against the
Bahamas Baptist Missionar-
ies and Education Conven-
tion. The Cashes made head-
lines last October when Pres-
ident of the Court of Appeal
Dame Joan Sawyer ordered
Mrs Cash to either publish an
apology for scandalising the
court or be jailed for con-
tempt. Mrs Cash refused to,
publish an apology. However,
she was not jailed for con-

. tempt as a differently consti-

tuted court said that the issue
was “done with.”

request for an adjournment _

PM welcomes Kenyatta |
Gibson to the governing FNM



FROM page one

Shortly before the Prime Minister’s

address, Mr Gibson himself issued a_

statement, saying that he had informed
the Speaker of the House of Assembly
of his decision to join the FNM’s Par-
liamentary caucus.

“This decision was arrived at after a
carefully conducted consultative
process, during which I listened to and
deliberated with residents of the great
Constituency of Kennedy throughout

the length and breath of the con-

stituency,” Mr Gibson said. “Every
effort was made to weigh all possible
options in the balance. Indeed my
paramount consideration was to act in
the best interest of the people of my

“The founding fathers of this Com-
monwealth had in their ranks great
Bahamians of different origins and dif-
ferent creeds. In their midst were men
who proclaimed themselves members
of different political parties. Some
were loyal PLP’s, others pledged alle-

_ giance to the FNM. Yet through their

partisan differences, their love of
“country first” was the principal and
overwhelming theme. It isin the best
tradition of those framers of our con-

stitution and co-architects of the mod- _

ern Bahamas that I have made this
decision. Rightly, I have put my coun-
try and my constituency above, ay for-
mer party,” he said.

Mr Gibson said he has no ‘reserva-
tions in stating that he believes that

-his decision to join the FNM at this

point in time is in the best interest of
his constituents and country.

“In this regard, I shall make a full
and plenary statement at the next sit-
ting of the. Parliament of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas. May God
continue to bless my constituents in
all-the communities of Kennedy and
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,”

; he said.

An official reaction-from the Gna!
sition was not available up to press
time last night, however PLP leader
Perry Christie said yesterday he will
hold a meeting today with the leader-
ship council of the PLP when they will |
discuss matters relating to the party,
including the departure of former

Kennedy independent MP Kenyatta

Gibson.

constituency.
|

Anger over
ambulance
response time to
jet-ski accident

FROM page one

James Roberts, was report-
edly a passenger on the Roy-
al Caribbean cruise ship.
According to police reports,
the victim and three other

passengers from the ship .

went to Cabbage ‘Beach on
Paradise Island where they
rented two jet skis shortly
before 1 pm Sunday.

While in the water, with .

two persons on each jet ski,

" the 20-year-old victim fell off

the back his jet ski only to be

accidentally rolled over by

the other jet ski, Assistant:
Superintendent Walter Evans

said.

Patrick Smith, a beach-goer
who made an emergency call
for an.ambulance, expressed
his anger to The Tribune
over a “20 minute ambulance
response” to the gory scene.
- “It was a very dramatic
scene — I was on the beach

and this jet ski comes out of ©

the water, and two people are
holding onto their injured
friend, basically just holding
his head together,” he said.
“He was covered in blood,
his friends were covered in
blood and you could see he
had a head injury.”

The witness said he called
for an ambulance at 2pm
from his mobile phone, but
one didn’t arrive on the scene
until about 20 minutes later.

“I just can’t understand
why it took them about 20

minutes to get there. Every- |

one knows, especially with a
head injury, you need to get
there as quickly as possible
— there's brain damage
issues, swelling of the skull,
and all that. To make it worse
all the jet ski operators
seemed more concerned with
moving their jet skis out of
the way and absolving them-
selves of responsibility, than
helping the victim.

“The whole thing was a
mess of incompetence,” said
the witness.

Yesterday Public Hospital
Field Director Paul Newbold

was said to be out of office..,

However an official at the
Public Hospital Authority
(PHA) said she would have
to inspect its call records to
determine if EMS from PHA
responded to the incident
before making a specific
statement.

The victim was taken to
hospital where he is detained
in the Intensive Care Unit in
serious condition.



A NEW satellite image of the Guantanamo Bay
prison facility, supplied by GeoEye, was col-
lected by an IKONOS satellite on Jan. 1, 2009,
from.423 miles in space as the satellite :
moved over the Caribbean from north to
south at 17,000 mph. Advisers to President-
elect Barack Obama say Monday, Jan. 12,
2009, that one of his first duties in office will
be to order the closing of the U.S. military
prison at Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay
is located on the eastern tip of Cuba.



GeoEye/AP





Obama is ‘preparing
order to close Gitmo’

@ WASHINGTON
ADVISERS to Presi-

' dent-elect Barack Obama

say one of his first duties
in office will be to order

the closing of the U.S. mil-.

itary prison at Guan-
tanamo Bay, according to
Associated Press.

That executive order is

expected during Obama’s

first week on the job —
and possibly on his first
day, according to two tran-
sition team advisers. Both
spoke Monday on condi-
tion of anonymity because
they were not authorized
to speak publicly.
Obama’s order will direct
his administration to figure
out what to do with the
estimated 250 al-Qaida and

Taliban suspects. and
potential witnesses who
are being held at Guan-
tanamo:

It’s still unlikely the
prison would be closed any
time soon.

Obama last weekend said
it would be “a challenge”
to close it even within the
first 100 days of his admin-
istration.









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13, 2009

capital base boost

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ank of the

Bahamas Inter-

national is likely

‘to tap the capital

markets for addi-
tional financing “soon” after its
shareholders likely approve its
ability to increase its capital
base by $100 million through
the creation of seven new pref-
erence share classes, its manag-
ing director yesterday saying
the additional funds would be
used to bolster key capital
ratios.

» Paul McWeeney said the res-
olution to create the new pref-
erence share classes, D-J, each
featuring 10,000 shares with a
par value of $1,000 each, was
intended to provide Bank of the
Bahamas International with the
necessary tools and flexibility
to bolster its capital base when-
ever the Board of Directors saw
fit.

“The intent is that we’re plan-

ning for the long-term develop-
ment and growth of the bank,
and we have to have at our dis-

* Bank of the Bahamas International seeks investor approval
to expand share capital from $50m to $150m through
seven new preference share classes

* Plans to go to market ‘soon’ after shareholder backing,
in bid to boost key capital ratio from 12.5% to 15%

* Aborted planned rights issue because of economic downturn

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Cable moves to reverse
core TV growth decline

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

_ CABLE Bahamas has
embarked on a marketing
offensive in a bid to reverse the
slowdown in its cable television
category’s growth, with the
company understood to still be
making progress on the pro-
~ posed buyout of its majority
shareholder, Columbus Com-
munications. ;
* ‘In his 2008 third quarter mes-
sage to shareholders, Brendan
Paddick, Cable Bahamas’ chair-
man, said several initiatives,
including “a wide range” of
marketing plans, were being
explored to “mitigate” the

decline 11 cable TV growth that '

was experienced in the period.
All products, he added, would
be subjected to new marketing
campaigns, including cross-
channel promotions on the
‘company’s own systems.

Still, for the first nine months
in 2008, Mr Paddick said rev-
enues generated by Cable
Bahamas’ cable TV business
had increased by 4 per cent
compared to the same period
in 2007, rising from $32.1 mil-
lion to $33.4 million.

He added that Oceans Digital
premium sales had been steady,
with some 3,400 residential cus-
tomers taking up the company’s
rental offerings for this prod-
uct.

Elsewhere, Mr Paddick’said

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Coralwave Internet business
broke through the 42,000 barri-
er in the 2008 third quarter.
And for the nine months to
September 30, 2008, Cable
Bahamas saw Internet revenues
grow by 11.2 per cent, jumping
from $16.6 million to $18.4 mil-
lion.
“Compared to the same peri-
od in the prior year, Coralwave
continued to show notable
growth with an increase of 3,387

Internet subscribers or 9 per.

cent,” Mr Paddick said.

“The company has continued
its efforts in upgrading our core
broadband Internet network.
Significant improvements have
been made to our IP network
through core switching and
metro loop infrastructure
upgrades. In tandem, we have
also taken the customer care
initiatives to improve service
delivery and, ultimately,
improve our customer ‘experi-
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posal the financing instruments
necessary to allow us to raise
capital,” Mr McWeeney
explained. .

“The bank always needs to

‘be in a position where it has the -

appropriate tools to raise capital
when necessary. We just want
to be in a position with the
appropriate togls to put into
play, and assist the bank’s
growth and development.”

The BISX-listed commercial
bank did not need capital to
provide additional funds for
onward lending, Mr McWeeney
said, but instead wanted to bol-
ster a key capital ratio - total
shareholders’ equity as a per-
centage of the bank’s total
assets.

This ratio currently stood at
12.5 per cent, and Mr
McWeeney said Bank of the
Bahamas International pre-
ferred it to be around 15 per
cent. The figure had dropped
in recent years as a result of the
91.32 per cent growth in total
assets to $736.14 million the
bank had enjoyed between fis-
cal 2005 and its fiscal 2008 year-
end on June 30 last year, the
target having been assets of

- $647 million.

While the ratio drop was not
harmful to Bank of the
Bahamas International, Mr
McWeeney said the company
had “strategic ambitions to

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HARBOUR Island might be a recession-proof travel destination,
some Brilanders said yesterday. with its resorts ~ossibly seeing
growth during a turbulent economic year. But for realtors, who want
visitors to one day call the island home, business is slow.

_‘For Sale’ signs are currently an ubiquitous part of the Harbour
Island landscape, with numerous houses and properties displaying
their availability, and some their vacancy.

Geraldine Albury, owner of Island Real Estate, told Tribune
Business they have not made any sales as yet for the New Year, but

demand for rentals persists.

She was reluctant to blame the
real estate slowdown on the glob-

SEE page 6B

Increase in banks paying
clients’ home insurance

M@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

WITH Bahamian commercial -

banks. having seen an increase
in the number of mortgage
clients whose homeowners’
insurance they have had to take
over paying,-one institution yes-
terday told Tribune Business it
had moved to mitigate this by
placing such loans.under a
group policy.

Anwer Sunderji, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) chief execu-
tive, told Tribune Business that
most of the bank’s mortgage

clients paid the bank a monthly
premium as part of their loan.
repayments. That premium por-
tion was then placed into an
escrow account, which then paid
out the group homeowners’
insurance policy premium to the
carrier. .
- “The bulk of our homes have
the insurance covered by us,”
Mr Sunderji explained. “We
finance them. Each month, they
pay as part of their mortgage, a
premium that goes into an
escrow account. We have not

SEE page 6B

Resort growth model creating ‘obsolete relics’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has been urged to move away
from its focus on traditional mega-resort projects
as an economic growth/development tool, a report
on long-term planning needs warning that such
facilities are often unsustainable and can degen-
erate into “obsolete and unmanageable relics”.

The Planning Abaco report, a document pro-
duced by students from US-based Andrews Uni-
versity’s School of Architecture, with guidance
and assistance from private sector professionals,
took Nassau as an example of an island that was
being, “increasingly defined by its dysfunctional
settlement patterns”, with tourists visiting resorts
that weie effectively “artificial islands” far
removed from Bahamians and their culture.

The report, which was sanctioned by Earl
Deveaux, minister of the environment, in rec-

SEE page 4B

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and environment, with their nature imposing -
often-unsustainable burdens on nation’s
infrastructure

* Planning Abaco urges eco-tourism focus,
with renewable energy focus saving $800,000
in three years in supply to 30 units

* Embrace of US-style planning and move away
from traditions root cause of Nassau woes,
with resorts now ‘artificial reefs’ separate
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THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 3B

a
Commission hopes for two to

three month Act consultations



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Securities Commission
is hoping that industry consul-
tation on the revised Securities
Industry Act and its accompa-
nying regulations will take only
two to three months, once the
draft version is released to the
sector.

Although declining to give a
timeline on when the proposed
legislation would be released
for feedback, Hillary Deveaux,

the Securities Commission's ,

executive director, told Tribune
Business. ‘We got the draft reg-
ulations from the consultant.
We have reviewed it and sent it
back, and are waiting for the
consultant to respond. Once
that happens, we will go
through the industry consulta-
tion process.

“We will hopefully get a draft
we can then push out to the
industry for consultation, and
hopefully consultation will be
between two to three months.
Once that is completed, we will
have the Act ready to go to Par-
liament and the regulations
complete to go to the Minister.”

Tribune Business under-
stands that the Securities Com-
mission is eyeing a timeline
towards the end of the 2009 first
quarter for the release of the
draft Act and its regulations to
the private sector.

The revised Securities Indus-
try Act was released for indus-
try consultation at the end of

January 2008, without the reg-

ulations. The plan was to draft
the regulations in ‘parallel’ with
the Act’s review, leading some
to argue that the Government
and Securities Commission
were looking for the industry
to draft the regulations for
them.

While the Act sets out the
legal parameters and-frame-
work for oversight; it is the
accompanying regulations that
give it enforcement: teeth, With+



out the latter, the Act cannot
be implemented and brought
into law, and this was one issue
that gave the securities indus-
try cause for concern. As a
result, it was withdrawn from
consultation.

A major concern voiced by
many in the Bahamian capital
markets was that the regulations
were critically important, given
that provisions omitted from
the first Securities Industry Act
— such as trading from a bro-
ker’s own account and the short
selling prohibition — were sup-
posed to have been transferred
to the regulations. If anything,
this increased the void caused
by the regulations’ non-release
and non-development.

The Securities Commission
opted to place the main require-
ments and real details into the
regulations and rules it can
make, leaving the legislation to
set out the general obligations,
so it could better keep pace with

evolving international best prac-

tices and global standards.
Placing the main details into
the regulations is designed to
enable the Securities Commis-
sion to avoid having to seek
Parliamentary approval every

time any change — however.
minor — is needed to the Act;.

thus avoiding time-consuming
delays.

ThexAct has long been seen:

Top doctor set to
address conference

' ONE of the
country’s lead-
ing ophthal-
mologists and
businessmen,
Dr.. K.
Jonathan
Rodgers, will
present the
topic ,}{
“Thoughis on |
the Manage- |
ment of the
Present Eco-
nomic Recession, at the upcom-
ing Bahamas Business Outlook
conference, which will be held
on January 15 at the Wyndham
Nassau Resort.

“My talk will outline my
thoughts as to how Govern-
ment can and should make bet-

ter use of fiscal and monetary.

policy to help stimulate our
economy,” said Dr Rodgers.
“I will also review some of
the current structural econom-
ic deficiencies in our economy
that will hinder our recovery
from the recession, as they have
hindered it in the past, and will

‘for ad tate



continue to retard economic
growth in the future unless they

are addressed and rectified. '

Solutions to these deficiencies

. are also proposed.”

Dr Rodgers went into private
practice in 1984, establishing
Pearle Vision in Nassau. He
was educated in the United
Kingdom, attending St Bart’s
Medical School, London Uni-
versity and furthered his Oph-
thalmology training at the Uni-
versity of Toronto, followed
there by fellowships in his spe-
cialty.

He obtained several post-
graduate diplomas, is a fellow
of the Royal College of Sur-
geons, and fellow of the Royal
College of Ophthalmology. His
appointments are inclusive of
Consultant Ophthalmologist at
Memorial University, St John’s,
Newfoundland and at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
herein Nassau.

Since 1996 he has also acted
as associate medical staff mem-
ber at Mt Sinai Hospital in
Toronto, Canada.



as ‘lacking teeth’ when it comes
to the regulatory and enforce-
ment powers provided to the
Securities Commission. Other
weaknesses identified include
the absence of a Takeover Code
to regulate the acquisition of
majority stakes in Bahamian
public companies, protection
and safeguards for minority
shareholder rights, and the
absence of power to compel
Bahamian companies to make
timely disclosures on material
events or changes.

The new legislation will clar-
ify and specify the activities all
participants in the Bahamian
capital markets are engaged in
and licence them accordingly,
whereas the current Securities
Industry Act only talks about

different categories of market °

participant.

For example, the Securities
Industry Act 1999 makes provi-
sion for four classes of bro-
ker/dealer from one to four, but
categories three and four have
never been used, one and two
having been sufficient to date.

The draft legislation will also
stipulate corporate governance
provisions, with, all directors,
officers and employees of pub-
lic companies complying with
and adhering to a Code of Busi-
ness Conduct and Ethics. And
all securities issuers, registered
firms and market participants
will have to, from the outset,
notify the Securities Commis-
sion of who they have appoint-
ed as external auditor.

SOUTHEASTERN
UNIVERSITY

NOVE

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seeking a motivated, committed, and effective academic advisor for the School of
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student populations in a fast-paced environment located in Nassau, Bahamas.
‘Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to establish effective relationships
with students, solve problems, communicate effectively, orally and in writing, think

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean Bank offering a full range of market-leading financial
services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth Management, Capital
Markets and Treasury. We are the largest regionally listed_bank.in the English-speaking _
Caribbean with over 3,500 staff, 100 branches and banking centres, and offices in 17.
regional markets, serving 800, 000 active accounts. We a are re fooking to fill the following

positions:

DIRECTOR, ey dU VHLe) hy | al

ae

Email applications to Deangelia Deleveaux, HR Business Associate -
(Email address: deangelia. cee .

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develop, review, revise and enact the overall long-term strategy of the Ghats Centre of Excel Jehce for the Bank i in the region.
* Embed best practices and veer a strong team of Desaicr personnel thati is Rrowledgeatle, experienced and efficient in processing of

bank's business.

* Lead the global transition of the Operations from the present structure to the ‘Centre of Excellence. ‘
* Lead, develop and motivate a team of Operations Heads of the specialised businesses, such as Card Operations, Treasury Operations and

International Business Operations, in order to achieve the overall objectives and goals of the business.

-» Deliver key regional specialised Operations functions of the Operations Department, including | but not limited to Centralised cnties:
International Banking, Treasury Operations, Card Operations, Wealth Management Cotte Asset Management ‘Operations, Capital
Market Operations, Custadial Services, ett.

® Partner with Technology, Change Management and key business and support functions i in order to pote a high level of productivity and

operational efficiency.

_@ This role fs critical to success of the Bank in materially reducing its unit cast pet transaction wand i Srovding consistent high- Quality service to its

CUMOMEPS.

PREREQUISITES:

* Extensive knowledge of the Banking busi yess with specific emphasis o on n Loans, Remitlances, interational Banking, Treasury and Cards.
* Proven track record of achievement in the specialised Operations arena that contributed | to the overall growth and profitability of the bank.
* Well-ceveloped relationship management and negotiation skills with senior level executives ¢ area must.
« Well-developed business analysis and problem-solving skills are a must.
_ « Well-developed planning and project management skills are amust.
«Fair understanding of Compliance, Legal, Audit and Information Technol ogy is requited.
* Fair Krew! eae of the products policies and processes of the Bank's business and suppor units ba must.

Sar TIT

i KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

| Email applications to Deangelia Deleveaux, HR Business —
(Email address: deangelia APleveaux@frstiarbeanbank co)

¢ Responsible for achieving the goals and tage set for the sector, and ‘maintaining exceptionally high quality of delivery to internal and

external customers,

maintaining a fully controlled environment.

* Lead the Operations areas responsible for t ne execution ofa i banking trans

_@ Responsible for Operationat processing activities in the Bahamas, Cayman, TCI, BVI, Jamaica and Belize.

-» Lead, motivate and develop a team of Operations, Managers and their staff within the FirstCaribbean Operations Centres; including Regional
Processing Centres for the Ba hamas and Jamaica, International Payment, Centres, Records Centres and Securities Centres.

* Ensure smooth transition of International Bales and the securities processing to the Centre of Excellence being established in pursuance of
strategic business objecttves.

* Actively raise awareness in Qnerational Risk, Comprar: and Information Security matters to minimise all ‘potential losses and reputational

_ damage.

PREREQUISITES:

* 12 to 15 years experiance in different areas of banking operations, with 3.10 5 years in a senior position.

“# Track record of delivering consistent arid compliant aperational objectives,

¢ Ability to manage, lead and motivate large teams.

» Previous experience in a large, regional, multi-country Operations environment within the financial services industry.
* Experience in preparing and presenting business plans to executive teams.

* An understanding of the full range of products and services provided! by FirstCaribbean across all segments.
* Knowledge of the policies and strategies of the functional lines.

* Extensive knowledge of service delivery within the Retail, Corporate and Offshore Banking markets.

» Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the Bank's bookkeeping and office procédures.

* Thorough knowledge of internal and external audit requirements,

* Sound understanding of Operational Risk, Compliance and Information Technology controls,

* The ability to analyze financial information to aid decision making pracesses.

2

Please complete or fentinnty matching Applicants are requested to submit their resume

ae skills and experience to the role and «with a cover letter by January 16th, 2008.
ighlighting your professianal

qualifications or equivatent.

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INTERNATIONAL BANK
GET THERE. TOGETHER.

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PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009

THE TRIBUNE ,



TS nS ee ee
Resort growth model creating ‘obsolete relics’

FROM page 1B

ommending that the Bahamas
“readopt the model of tradi-
tional resort settlements”, said:
“Conventional resort develop-
ment typically features rela-
tively large hotels, a closed envi-
ronment, golf courses, and a
conventional utility infrastruc-
ture that demands high water
use and distant power trans-
mission.

“The model typically relies
on a cheap labour force, high
numbers of visitors, and intense
access to amenities such as
beaches, marinas and nearby
transportation (airports). The
nature of the construction type
and scale often demands a high
degree of imported construc-
tion labour, materials and main-
tenance.

“Visitors of conventional
resorts are more likely to expect
conventional amenities, which
place higher demands on air
conditioning and electrical
appliances. When systems fail,
projects can become difficult to
maintain because the Bahamas
does not provide a sophisticated
maintenance industry to sustain
such a scale of development.

“This can mean further

reliance on imported labour, or |

the gradual transformation of
the project into an obsolete and
unmanageable relic.”



FROM page 1B

Meanwhile, revenue from
Cable Bahamas’ data business
increased by 20.5 per cent for
the first nine months in 2008,
rising from $7.5 million to $9
million. Mr Paddick said this

business segment was showing —

“steady growth”. j
Some $4.3 million was‘invest-

ed by Cable Bahamas in new

capital projects during the 2008

tre at Robinson Road. This was
largely completed by end-

August 2008, while construction ’
-of the company’s:new Freeport~»



Nassau, Bahamas. -

NOTICE is hereby given that DEMARIO DUNKLEY OF
GLADSTONE TERRACE, GRAND. BAHAMA, THE BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any. reason why:
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 6TH day of JANUARY, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,

The Planning Abaco report
added: “The scale of such pro-
jects typically demands foreign
financing that may or may not
maintain a responsible rela-
tionship to Bahamian interests.

“As economic conditions
change, mismanagement occurs,

revenue expectations are found -

to have been inflated, or
tourism preferences alter, con-
ventional resort projects are
sometimes abandoned with dev-
astating ‘effects on the local job
market and economy (ie. the
Four Seasons on Exuma).”

The environmental impact
from such mega-resort devel-
opments, the Planning Abaco
report warned, could be “irrev-
ocable” harm to -natural
Bahamian eco-systems as a
result of their sheer size and the
“contaminating elements” they
brought with them.

Such development, the report
added, was‘ not in south Aba-
co’s environmental, cultural or
economic interests long-term,
especially given that the area
contained several National
Parks and other areas of out-
standing natural beauty and val-
ue.
The Planning Abaco report
advocated that if development
were to be permitted on pri-
vately-owned land in southern
Abaco, it should follow the eco-
tourism and eco-resort/eco-set-
tlement model.

. head office and renovations to
its customer care building in .

Nassau continue.
Cable Bahamas is understood

‘'to be making steady progress

towards being in a position to
launch its $40 million private
placement offering, the pro-
ceeds of which will be used to
part-finance the proposed buy-
out of the 30 per cent stake held

‘by its largest shareholder,
- Columbus Communications.
' The management services
third quarter, including the. - ’
expansion of its new Data Cen-_.

agreement between Cable
Bahamas and Columbus Com-
munications is said by sources to
have been the main discussion *
oint between the company and :

‘its ‘shareholders; while ‘other '

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

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of KENORA MANAGEMENT CO.
LTD. hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of KENORA
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. has been completed in accordance with
the Articles of Dissolution and that KENORA MANAGEMENT CO.
LTD. has been dissolved as of 10th day of December, 2008.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited. .
_ Liquidator

C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
(Company number 54,591 B) |

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited; Liquidator of C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGE-
MENT CO. LTD. hereby certify. that the winding up and dissolution
of C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution and that
C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. has been dis-
solved as of 23rd day of December, 2008.

Dated this.9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator



Such projects needed a heavy
emphasis on using sustain-
able/renewable energy
resources, the report proposing
that they not be connected to
the electricity grid and rely on
the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration (BEC).

“Such alternative systems
would not only avoid the harm-
ful waste of natural resources,
but represent responsible eco-
nomic investment,” the Plan-
ning Abaco document said.

“For example, on average,

‘using conventional Bahamian

electricity to power 30 units
over three years might cost in
excess of $1 million. Powered
by a composite renewable ener-
gy system, the same power pro-
vision may cost.as little as
$200,000 for a cost reduction of
$800,000.

“Such a cost-saving system
would glean 90 per cent of its
energy from solar photovoltaic
thin-film laminates, similar to
strips of tape that are adhered

to a metal roof. The remaining,

10 per cent of this network’s
energy would come from a ver-
tical-axis wind turbine placed
strategically atop a landmark
tower in the settlement’s main
plaza.”

~ Citing Nassau as an example
of planning, architecture and
development problems, the
Planning Abaco report con-
trasted traditional Bahamian

documents required for the
transaction to be completed
have also needed to be finalised.

Essentially, both Cable
Bahamas and its controlling
shareholder are moving to. get

‘*all their ducks lined up in a

row’ before going to market,
with every ‘t’ crossed and ‘i’ dot-
ted.

Cable Bahamas confirmed
last month Tribune Business’s
earlier revelations that it was
mulling a $40 million private

-placement of preference shares

to buy-out the 30.2 per cent
stake held by Columbus Com-
munications at a price of $14.28
per share.

“Cable Bahamas said that
price represented a modest 1
per cent premium to the price at
which its shares had traded at

recently. Given that Columbus’

Communications owns

5,954,600 shares, it would value .

Cable Bahamas’ stake at
$85.174 million, right where Tri-
bune Business had revealed,
with the entire company valued
at $282.035 million.

Cable Bahamas, in its state-
ment, confirmed that it was
“further exploring” the deal
with Columbus Communica-
tions, the $40 milliom private

settlement development, fea-
turing compact, pedestrianised
communities with a variety of
uses and amenities within walk-
ing distance, with the US-style
planning and development prac-
tices this nation had embraced
in its post-independence years.

The latter practices, based on
standards and norms, rather
than embracing traditions and
historical culture, had.led to the
Bahamas adopting road stan-
dards and building setbacks
consistent with automobile-
dominated US zoning require-

_ments.

The Planning Abaco report
said commercial buildings in the
Bahamas were constructed
according to standards devised
for strip malls in the Carolinas,
with new residential buildings
constructed to specifications
engineered in Florida.

The end result, the report
said, had been the creation of
an urban sprawl on New Provi-
dence, which lacked a sense of
place and community, with dif-
ferent types of development
separate and distinct from one
another. This separation had

encouraged the creation of an |

automobile-dominated econo-
my and immense traffic con-
gestion, and split the commu-
nity away from the tourism
product and resort industry.
Many beaches and harbours
were now in gated, walled-off

preference share placement and
the re-financing of its existing
debt facility to help fund the
buy-out. The private placement
would be possibly the largest
deal of its kind in the Bahamian
capital markets.

Sources

Sources have suggested that
the preference shares would be
convertible to ordinary shares
or equity in Cable Bahamas
after a three-year period, and
carry an interest rate/coupon of

7 per cent. If investors did not.
want to take up the equity con- ©

version option, the suggestion

‘was that they would mature.

after about eight years.
Initially, the shares purchased
by the company from Colum-
bus Communications would be
retired, sources suggested,
thereby increasing the stake of
all existing shareholders by
some 30 per cent prior to their
dilution. :
As previously revealed by
Tribune Business, the $50 mil-
lion bank financing for the
Columbus deal has been pro-
posed as a syndicated loan led
by Royal Bank of Canada, with
participation from other insti-

NAPCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Company number 151,750 B)

- An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of NAPCO HOLDINGS LIM-
ITED hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of NAPCO
HOLDINGS LIMITED has been completed in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution and that NAPCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
has been dissolved as of 10th day of December, 2008.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator’



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

An International Business Company _

a

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of LOGAN INVESTMENT HOLD-
ING INC. hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of
LOGAN INVESTMENT HOLDING INC. has been completed
in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution and that LOGAN
INVESTMENT HOLDING INC. has been dissolved as of 10th day

of December, 2008.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator



residential and resort commu-
nities, leading the Planning
Abaco report to conclude: “The
settlement and the resort are
now two separate ideas and
entities, yielding a gulf between
local community and tourist
pleasure grounds that is evident
throughout cantemporary
Bahamian culture, society, pol-
itics, its economy and land-
scapes.

“In the end, most visitors
(whose activity accounts for at
least two-thirds of the nation’s
economy) are no longer visit-
ing the Bahamas, but only arti-
ficial islands removed from its
settlements and culture. We
have even stopped calling them
settlements. They are now
referred to as subdivisions.”

And the Planning Abaco
report concluded: “In less than
two generations, most of the
island [New Providence] has
been carpeted with single-use
subdivisions, strip malls, parking
lots, shopping centres, condo-
minium complexes, office parks,
resort compounds, special use
districts, cul-de-sacs and arteri-
al roadways.......

“And while conditions may
seem crowded because land is
running out for a burgeoning
population of 260,000, the aver-
age population density of New
Providence is only about five
people (or less than two house-
holds per acre) - roughly com-

Cable moves to reverse core TV growth decline

tutions such as Scotiabank.

Cable Bahamas’ independent
directors, former deputy prime
minister Frank Watson, and ex-
Securities Commission execu-
tive director, Sandra Knowles,
had also sought a third-party
‘fairness’ report'to ensure the
transaction - if it is consum-'
mated and goes ahead - is total-
ly transparent and ‘absolutely
fair’ to the 70 per cent minority
shareholders.

Such reports are sought as a
‘matter of course’ in such trans-
actions involving public com-
panies worldwide, particularly.
when leading figures have an
interest in both sides of the deal,
so as to avoid any impression
of a conflict of interest.



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CORPORATION

Effective January 12, 2009

THE BAHAMAS MORTGAGE
CORPORATION (BMC)

will RELOCATE its
Loans Administratiom Department to

The Mortgage Adjustment Recovery Centre (MARC) in the Hillside
Plaza, Thompson Boulevard, Nassau, The Bahamas.

242) 326-5120
242) 326-5140
242) 326-5150
242) 326-5162
242) 323-6181

The new office provides a descreet.and camfortable environment
where clients may visit our administrative staff to discuss
solutionary plans of action.

Our administrative staff are eager to serve our valued customers,
who are-experiencing difficulty with their mortgages.
Take the first step to mortgage recovery.

Visit our team at our new ~

Mortgage Adjustment Recovery Centre (MARC).

e are here to serve you.

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Rock Crusher Road
Nassau, Bahamas

parable to outlying suburban
communities in Florida or the
midwest.

“By comparison, the settle-
ment density within Dunmore '
Town, Harbour Island is at least
10 households per square acre.
Efficiency of land-use is not one
of the hallmarks of modern
Bahamian settlement patterns.
The effects on the ecology, traf-
fic, waste management, infra-
structure maintenance, access
to services, property values,
gasoline budgets, beauty and
identity are self-evident.”

And saving its key conclusion
for last, the Planning Abaco
report said: “In such an envi-
ronment, it is not surprising that
New Providence has increas-
ingly come to rely on the cruise
ship industry and isolated resort
complexes to fuel its tourist-
dependent economy.

“This, of course, has only
exacerbated the problem, yield-
ing development but a decay-
ing downtown; jobs but social
and economic segregation; for-
eign investment but at the cost
of artificially supported infra-
structure; fun and cheap week-
end getaways for visitors but
barriers that prevent Bahami-
ans from accessing their own
landscape. Most Bahamians
already know or sense this. But
few have recognised the vital
part that the form of settlement
plays in this challenge.”



They are also designed to
protect minority shareholders
and the companies in which
they are invested, to prevent

_ them from over-paying or being

disadvantaged by the transac-
tion.

In Cable Bahamas’ case, its
chairman Brendan Paddick is .
also Columbus Communica-
tions’ chairman and chief exec-
utive, while another Columbus
director, John Risley, also sits
on Cable Bahamas’ Board.

Maxwell Parsons is the third
Columbus appointee to sit on
Cable, Bahamas’ Board, .as
Columbus enjoys special man-
agement rights to. appoint .at::
least three directors to the
BISX-listed entity’s Board.






























THE TRIBUNE

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Bank seeks
$100m

Capital

base boost

FROM page 1B

maintain certain capital ratios.
The bank has experienced
tremendous growth over the
last several years, and we have
to be sure we meet certain fun-
damentals appropriate to us”.

The Bank of the Bahamas
International managing direc-
tor said he believed. the bank’s
shareholders were likely to
approve the creation of the sev-
en new preference share classes,
which would increase its autho-
rised share capital to $150 mil-
lion from $50 million, at the
annual general meeting (AGM)
on January 29, 2009.

When asked when the bank
would look to place the prefer-
ence shares with investors and
raise capital, Mr McWeeney
replied: “Hopefully soon there-
after. We’re embarking on cer-
tain capital initiatives right now,
but once the shareholders
approve it, we want to move as
soon as possible after that.”

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national is highly unlikely to
seek the full $100 million sum in
one go immediately, and will
likely issue the different pref-
erence share classes in stages,
in accordance with its
-capital/financing needs and mar-
ket demands. ras

Mr McWeeney revealed to
Tribune Business that Bank of
the Bahamas International had
been contemplating raising the
necessary capital via equity dur-
ing its last financial year, in the
form of a rights issue to existing
ordinary shareholders.

The bank felt that this would
have been a less ‘expensive way

to: raise capital than through

a

expanding its deposit base, but
aborted the proposed rights

‘issue idea after “the economy

and the market turned”. ‘

“Tn our view, it did not suit a
common offering,” Mr
McWeeney explained. “We
thought the market was. more
attractive for a preference share
issue, and that’s the avenue
we’re going to pursue to raise
the same capital. It’s not.ideal,
but in the circumstances it’s the
best route to go.”

A rights issue to ordinary
shareholders would offer the
same terms, the number of
shares to be issued and the
price, to all existing. investors
pro rata.’

However, Mr McWeeney
said Bank of the Bahamas
International feared that many
of its smaller shareholders, who
made up the vast majority of its
4,500 investors, had been hit
hard by the economic downturn
and would not be in a position
to exercise their rights, with the
resultant impact being the dilu-
tion of their shares.

Given that preference share
issues were subscribed by insti-
tutional investors, such as pen-
sion funds and insurance com-
panies,-who were less impact-
ed by the downturn as a result
of their deeper pockets, Mr
McWeeney said the bank felt
demand for this paper tool
would be stronger.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s two largest share-
holders are the National Insur-
ance Board, with 27.78 per cent,
and the Treasury, with 24.04 per
cent, giving the Government
majority control with 51.82 per
cent. :

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that YALLANA BOSTON of LOT
#89 ILLYRIA Rd., ARDENT FOREST, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who



knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13th day of
JANUARY, 2009 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147; ‘Freeport, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE



Legal Notice

NOTICE

AIRBORNE VENTURES INC.

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

CRINITOMA INVESMENTS LTD.

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

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the.

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE
HIGH CYCLE LTD.

oO

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

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

dissolution of HIGH CYCLE 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)



-ROYALQFIDELITY

‘Money at Work

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MARFIM INVESTMENTS CORP.

3



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MARFIM INVESTMENTS CORP. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

VIEDMANN S.A.

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

PARK ROW HOLDINGS INC.

Noticé:is hereby given that:ih accordance with Section 138,
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PARK ROW HOLDINGS INC. has been >
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Re gister.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



FG CAPITAL

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Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
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Freeport Concrete 5 7 0.00 .
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1000.00. Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + 7% ‘ .19 October 2017
1000.00. Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75% 19 October 2022
1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + 100.00 0.00 \ 7% 30 May 2013
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4.540 0.000 9.0 0.00%

14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 0.300 N/M 2.36%
0.40 RND Holdings ’ ‘ 0.000 261.9 —

S2wk-Hi 52wk-Low

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

9,

WINMORE OPPORTUNITIES INC.

i NAV Date

30-Nov-08

2.9401 A 7 aa . 31-Dec-08
1.4346 zl 2 2-Jan-09

3.3856 2 31-Dec-08

12.5597 30-Nov-08

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, 100.5606 . 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.5606 31-Dec-08
100.0000 96.4070 _ CFAL Global Equity Fund 96.4070 31-Dec-08

the dissolution of WINMORE OPPORTUNITIES INC. | [1.9009 1.0000CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.0000 31-Deo-07

10.5000 9.0950 Fidelity International Investment Fund 31-Dec-08

f a : 1.0264 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.0264 31-Oct-08

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been 10289 1.0000... FG. Financial Growth: Fund 31-Oct-08
1.0000 31-Oct-08

MER

Fund Name
Colina Bond Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
Fidelity Prime Income Fund

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

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

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
7111/2007
sens “ a0 we

BASE RRA ASANO CE Us TN ABH
SOR QAR ANY RW QM GAMA AVR GGG
SUSE R NE TOORT SORRNERR RRR

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009

THE TRIBUNE





We are currently seeking a qualified, energeticand confident individual on behalf of
a Trust Company for the position of





TRUST PROFESSIONAL





Ideal applicant will:




Possess LLB or other law degree.



e Have approximately 3-5 years experience infinancial services in the areas of




trust, banking and investments.



e Have the ability to review sometimes complex legal documents relating to




special projects and to confidently communicate with overseas legal and tax




advisors on the same.

Be a seasoned professional who is capable of leading a project and



coordinating its various parts.



e Be capable of understanding and admisiering complex fiduciary structures.



e Be comfortable in reviewing finanéal statements, and have a basic



understanding of investmentnd financial transactions. |




e Have a full understanding of corporate stictures and the responsibilities of



Directors and corporate formalities.



e . Have the ability to work under pressure and without constant supervision.



Have uncompromising persnal and business ethics.





Successful candidate will work directly with Senior Management in the
administration of complex private fiduciaryarrangements. Reponsibilities include
regular contact. with overseas affiliates,associated trust, banking and investmen
professionals, as well as legd counsel and advisors.






Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by Friday January 30, 2009
to: Trust Professional - 012, P.O. Box N123, Nassau, Bahamas or dbowe
@kpmg.com.bs




AUDIT ® TAX ® ADVISORY



© 2009 KPMG, a Bahamian partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member
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PRODUCTION MANAGER
THE TRIBUNE

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‘For sale’ signs dominate —

Harbour Island landscape

FROM page 1B

al economic crisis, and said
many houses and properties on
Harbour Island have been on
the market for one to three
years.

“This is the most we have had
for sale in a very long time,”
said Ms Albury..

She said she was not sure if

demand for Harbour Island .

properties was what-it once was,

but is not overly concerned
about the upcoming year. “I
think we are always in a better
position than Nassau because
we get a different quality of
clientele,” Ms Albury said.
Harbour Island hotels and
rental properties were almost
full to capacity during the

. Christmas season, and were
‘ completely saturated for the
New Year, according to one ©

hotelier.

Owner and manager of
Tingum Village, Juanita Per-
centie, said she recently encoun-
tered a family who ventured to
Harbour Island on a day trip
and decided to extend their trip
to the island.

“Harbour Island is the hottest
market and people are trying
to capitalise on it,” said Ms Per-
centie. She said the friendly Bri-
landers:appeal to visitors who
keep on coming back.

Increase in banks paying
clients’ home insurance

FROM page 1B

had to do much.

“We actively discourage peo-
ple from insuring their own
homes, because they typically
underinsure, trying to save
money, and when they’re look-
ing to save money they simply
don’t pay.

“I don’t know that it is a big
problem but I would not be sur-
prised if borrowers, when they

are short, will avoid making
insurance payments they think
are not necessary to pay imme-
diately. They’ll just postpone
and defer, and ultimately never
pay.”

Paul McWeeney, Bank of the
Bahamas International’s man-
aging director, confirmed that
his bank had seen “an increase”

in the number of mortgagors on °

whose behalf the bank had been
required to take over home-

owners insurance payments.

This situation, he added, had
come as no surprise given the
economic downturn, and Bank
of the Bahamas International
had no choice in the matter, giv-
en the need to secure and pro-
tect its assets from fire, hurri-
canes and the like. If a property
without insurance |. was
destroyed, both the homeowner
and the bank would unlikely to
able to recover their loss.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The law firm of

is pleased to welcome

LENNOX PATON

Mr. Lorris Ganpatsingh _

Mr. Ganpatsingh is acting as a Consultant to the firm,
and offering his services as an Arbitrator to the public

Fort Nassau Centre, Marlborough Street
P.O. Box N-4875, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242)502-5000 ~ Fax: (242)328-0566



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‘Across Down

Lubricant uséd jointly by 2 We hear unofficial reports
hard workers? (5,6)

Shocking in respect to

about vegetables (5) .

Love a note repeatedly
certain individuals (7) played in the orchestra (4)
Now so upset as to
faint (5)

Touch with an oral

Gets.us to become
visitors (6)

Note a hundred still in.a
greeting (4) trance (8)
Decent painting turns up in Well directed, it may finish
an exhibition (8) off the game (7)

7 Pedestrian injured? (7,4)

8 It will be presented by a

Change planes in Italy (6)
Dennis.did the wrong thing

when he made a group at one (6,5)

comeback (6) See 23 Across
Canst not be shaken! (8)
A crystal box (4)

A step in the making of a

It gives accommodation Across
-.1 Liberal (5-6)

9 Worrisome (7)

inside a speed:boat (7)

ODO0SMHOTO mMz0°

Branch of the deer
street song (5)
and 13 Down: Light
discourses informing those
in the dark (7,8)

24 Suits oneself? (4,7)

family (6)

Not all the pianist
plays (5)

Limits one’s

11 Exposed (4)

EASY PUZZLE

ambitions (4) 14 Position

strategically (6)
Scattered (6)

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Cajole, 4:As one man, 9
Myopia, 10 Emporium, 12 Lear, 13
Bully, 14 Flee, 17 Indian summer, 20
Announcement, 23 Role, 24 Alley,
25 Gobi, 28 Doggerel, 29 Desist, 30
Ruthless, 31 Frisky. ;
Down: 1 Complain, 2 Jeopardy, 3
Lair, 5 Simple-minded, 6 Neon, 7
Mainly, 8 Number, 11 Rub shoul-
ders, 15 Taunt, 16 Jewel, 18 |
Aerobics, 19 Strictly, 21 Trader, 22
Plight, 26 Deal, 27 Bear.

~ Across: 1 Stalls, 4 Affected, 9
Lammas, 10 Misplace, 12 Lien, 13
Steam, 14 Rime; 17 Settle a score, 20

- Table manners, 23 Ream, 24 Baulk,
25 Vera, 28 Finds out, 29 Drives, 30
Thrushes, 31 Tendon.

Down: 1 Selfless, 2 Armrests, 3 Leap,
5 Fait accompli, 6 Espy, 7 Tragic, 8
Diesel, 11 It’s a pleasure, 15 Cloak, 16
Wrong, 18 Reserved, 19 Assassin, 21 |
Profit, 22 Earner, 26 Uses, 27 Free.

An opening (8)
Sticky earth (4)

Hotchpotch (7)

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Jewelled coronet (5)

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several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
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Paul Keres v Giuseppe Stalda,
postal game 1934. Estonia's
Keres was one of the finest
players never to become world .
champion. His career was
blighted when he competed in «
wartime German tournaments. .
On his return home Soviet -
authorities, who favoured
Keres’s Russian rival Mikhail
Botvinnik, coerced him with
threats to his family. Though 10
_ smoking gun has emerged,
suspicions linger that Keres
< chose to play below form whe:

event. As a youthful talent,
Keres honed his game by postal
chess, taking on 150 opponents

at once. When he died,

thousands attended his funeral
and he was honoured with his
image on astamp. Here Keres
looks set for victory with his Qg6
mat¢ threat, while the queen also
stops Qxe2 +. it looks resignable
for Stalda, but the italian produced
a surprise resource, What
happened?

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Parched (4)
Large wine bottle (6)
Propose for office (8)
Approve openly (7)
Aesthetically pleasing
(2,4,5)
Watch attentively
(4,2,3,2)
Opposite (8)
Win through (7)
Gain (6)
South American pack
~ animal (5)
Fight (4)

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This deal was played in a pairs
contest at the 1982 world champi-

onships in Biarritz, France. Our story °

concerns itself with the table where
East-West were respectively Elsacid
Izzeldin and Ehsan Abbasi of
Kuwait, and where North-South
arrived at six hearts on the sequence
shown.

North’s two-diamond response
to one notrump was a transfer bid

guarantecing at least five hearts and _
forcing South to bid two hearts. The .
three-diamond bid showed at least —
five diamonds and implied interest in
a slam. Three spades:and four’ clubs °-
by South. were cuebids. confirming
good support for one or both of
North’s suits, but the other bids that .
propelled them. into..a slam. were.
based more on optimism than on the. -
appropriate high-card strength.:
Abbasi, on opening lead, chose to
start with the ten of trumps from his
doubleton Q-10! Izzeldin won with
the ace and returned a spade to’.
South’s ace. Declarer. thereupon .
crossed to dummy’s king of clubs
and retumed a trump toward the K-J,
After East followed low, declarer,
completely confident that. West °
would not have led a trump from the
Q-10 doubleton, finessed the jack

_ and showed his cards at the same

time, saying: “Iwill next draw the
queen of trumps with the king. and
the rest are mine.” ‘ :

At this point, Abbasi, a perfect
model of politeness at the table or
away from it, replied with a courte-
ous smile: :

“I'd be pleased to concede your
claim, but the rules require me to fol-
low suit, and unfortunately, I do not
possess a small trump to duck with. |
therefore have no choice but to win
your jack with the queen. However,
the rest of the tricks are indeed
yours.”

Tomorrow: Triumph of mind over matter,
©2009 King Features Syndicate Inc.





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TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 9B



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Foot Pain Increases
in Jaiwary!



Each : :ar among those New
Year resolutions is the desire to
lose weight. While many are anx-
ious to get started, it is important
that you are fitted with the correct
exercise footwear for the physical
activity recomménded in your
weight loss program.

In an article in the January 6,
2009 edition of the Chicago Tri-
bune, foot and ankle surgeons
predicted an increase in foot pain
during the month of January as
people try to keep fitness resolu-
tions. It was further suggested
that the most common problems
for those who go from couch
potato to high intensity work-outs
are sore Achilles tendons, heel
pain and pinched nerves.

Foot structure

Let us reflect on the make-up
of the foot, which is a complex
structure composed of bones,
muscles, ligaments, fascial struc-
tures, nerves, and blood vessels.
The foot must support the entire

weight of the body during walking.

and standing. During running and
jumping, the forces on the foot
can be several times greater than
the weight of the body.

The human foot is truly a mir-
acle of design, with the capacity to:
withstand the wear and tear of
thousands of steps every day
throughout life. Given the. change
in surfaces: over the past 100
years, it is essential that we realize
how important it is to get the
appropriate footwear to support
the foot and avoid the injuries
and.discumfort to our feet.

Transition

In terms of our fitness program,
it is suggested that you ease into
exercise. Alternating a hard work-
out one day with an easy workout
the next day. may help avoid some
of the injuries associated with a
rigid workout.

Appropriate equipment

Footwear today is designed for
specific activities, having the sup-
port in the area where pressure
may be present, given that par-
ticular activity. For example, if
you are walking for fitness, then
you shoud purchase a 'walker-
sneaker' because the préssures
on. the foot would be very differ-
ent than if you were running. Sim-
ilarly, many walkers complain of
knee pains, which may be because
they are using footwear designed
for other activities.

Many sports related injuries
occur as a result of extrinsic fac-
tors such as footwear and sur-
faces. Sprains, heel pain, inter-
digital neuroma and stress frac-
tures of the foot are common
_ results that athletes suffer in rela-
tion to these factors. As a result,
revolutionary footwear has been
introduced to combat many prope
lems related to the foot. ;

For example, the 'MBT" and
the 'Chung Shi’ line of footwear
have been scientifically designed

as dynamic workout tools. Their

unique 'rocker sole' design bene-
’ fits the user by:

° Helping to reduce cellulite

e Toning muscles

® Increasing circulation

¢ Improving posture

© Reducing lower back pain

e Strengthening joints; and

e Diminishing spider and vari-
cose veins

Avoid foot pain by seeking

professional help to assist you
with the correct footwear and
support (orthotic) to not only sup-
port your body and foot type but
to adequately offload the pres-
sure presented by the underlying
terrain. Runners, who want to
‘continue running for many more’
years, need to ensure that there is
enough support between your
foot and the flat and, hard sur-
faces you run on. Depending on
the activity to which you are
doing, you need to seek the
appropriate footwear and support
for that purpose. A professional
in the field of footwear can help
you best with your selection.

¢ Bernadette D. Gibson, a Board Certified
Pedorthist, is the proprietor of Foot Solu-
tions, a health and wellness franchise
that focuses on foot care and proper
shoe fit, located in the Sandyport Plaza,
Nassau.

"The views expressed are those of the
author and does not necessarily repre-
sent those of Foot Solutions Incorpo-
rated or any of its subsidiary and/or affil-
lated companies. Please direct any ques-
tions or comments to nassau@footso-
lutions.com or 327-FEET (3338).

| i for life.

Forgivene ss in the new year

life's potential (ie retraining for a job in another field
or talking to amend relationships with a partner or
family member), some people spend the rest of
their lives trying to please others."

This kind of reaction is also common in the
Bahamas, pointed out the psychologist. "Conformity
in small communities often leads to a person ignor-
ing their true calling or potential,” he said.

Political reductionism (literally defined as some-
one thinking they're only powerful if living in the
city with big time, flashy accomplishments under
their belt) is also a common theme in the small
communities of the Bahamas. "We think that hav-
ing these types of accomplishments - lots. of money
or flakey admirers for example - means we're suc-
cessful as human beings, which is wrong in many cas-
es. Ordinary people who lead good lives are the
ones who are successful as human beings in my
eyes. You might never see them in the paper or
winning awards, but success. is being able to face
your own pain and failure at the end of the day."
He advised that a happy person is one who for-
gives himself, is content in life, faces trying situations
with patience, appreciates what they have, and most
importantly, seeks to love despite sejenoy or fail-
ure.

"As people, we're often defined by our job and
money which becomes very difficult when any one

Forgiving yourself

, “It is human nature,
famous psychologist Sig-
mund Freud once said, to
keep blaming oneself for
bad things in your life. Its
ironic then that often we
forgive others with little
difficulty,” said Dr David
Allen of the Renascence
Institute International. "I
call this chronic penance,
what Freud believed to be
a natural occurrence.
When human beings fail
(be it in the workforce,
marriage or family rela-
tions) they tend to get
involved in negative.
behaviours."

He said is particularly
prevalent in the Bahamas,
and especially. in this time
of economic downturn.
"Because of a limited
scope, people feel they
are stuck.in the same old
thing," he said, "they

| ml By LISA LAWLOR
: Tribune Features Writer

CARRYING bad
: karma into the New
' Year can be a very
- unhealthy thing,
psychologists and.
psychiatrists agree.
Learning forgive-
ness can avoid a
| potentially horrific
: future while teach-
: ing younger gener-
_ ations the value of
: a healthy conscious

don't feel they deserve to assert themselves (to
become anything more or better)."

Self forgiveness then, is a major issue here. "It's
the only mechanism in life that can heal a wound.
from the past that cannot be changed," he pointed
out, "But to reach the point of forgiveness, you
must first feel the pain."

Note: so called 'cheap forgiveness' is not as satis-
fying, helping neither the person needing real for-
giveness, nor the person whom the offence was
originally committed upon.

"This is also much more common among men,"
said Dr Allen, "because men tend to ignore or sup-
press their pain, turning it into guilt (example: think-
ing "I made a mistake") or shame (example: think-
ing "I am a mistake")." \

A person suffering shame may seek "hiddeness"
Dr Allen said, both hiding from yourself and other
people by. taking up mindless activities such as
watching television for hours on end, playing games
in solitude or excessive sleeping.

“" Instead of forgiving yourself and setting up to fix

of us may be losing our job tomorrow. A true defi-
nition of self should come from a person's ability to

- face challenges, to feel, accept, forgive yourself and

then move on."

Forgiving others

Dr Barrett, a psychiatrist with the Community
Counseling and Assessment Centre said that for-
giveness is in fact a gift to yourself. "Every time
you remember the offense or whatever it is that
has caused distress, you see the offending person in
a negative.light. More than that, you're experienc-
ing those negative emotions over and over again.
This is not a good way to live:your life," he advised.

Bad emotions. must be managed, but unfortu-
nately there are a lot of people who preach the
message "forgive and forget", he said.

"The problem here is that humans don't have

the capacity to forget, only to forgive."

Most importantly, he explained that forgiveness is
not an event, but rather an attitude towards life. "It

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; needed to counteract signs of
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: Poisoning usually happen around

:. the holidays, when pet owners have

; candy more readily available.

: Chocolate is made from roasted

: seeds of cocoa plants and contains a

: substance called theobromine which is
: toxic to pets. Theobromine is related °

: the dogs and cats nervous system.

: Essentially the obromine shifts the

; pets nervous system into overdrive.

: Milk:chocolate found in Hershey’s
; kisses contain about 1.5 mg of theo-

; bromine per gram. A toxic.dose of

: milk chocolate is 5 ounce per pound
i of body weight-meaning néarly two

; pounds of milk chocolate for.a seven
; pound cat or dog.

i Unsweetened baking chocolate is much more dangerous

; because it contains nearly ten times as much theobromine as milk
: chocolate does, about 450 g of theobromine per ounce. Baking

:, chocolate is used to make brownies, chocolate cake and other

: desserts. That means your cat or dog can become sick by just



: Signs of chocolate poisoning are often delayed for up to eight

: hours following ingestion, with death’ occurring 12 to 24 hours

: post poisoning. Some dogs show few signs, then suddenly die of

: heart failure. If you suspect your dog or cat has eaten chocolate

: don’t wait for symptoms, get help immediately.

: Affected cats show a wide variety of signs. Dogs and cats

: drool, and most eventually suffer vomiting and/or diarrhea. Dogs
: and cats pass so much urine that they may appear incontinent as
: aresult of the diuretic affects of the drug which also relaxes blad-
: ‘der control. The drug not only stimulates the nervous system, but
: itcan also speed up the heart or cause an irregular heartbeat.



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; absorption of the poison and hasten elimination along with

; asymptomatic treatment of the signs of poisoning.

; When you know your dog or cat has eaten chocolate, it’s gen-

: erally recommended that the owner make the pet throw up as

; soon as possible. Chocolate isn’t absorbed very quickly, so emec-
: tics may be helpful 6-8 hours
; after ingestion.

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. FORGIVING others will move the focus your mind has

on the negative memory or emotion, allowing you to
move on, gain a new start and build new or better rela-.
tionships.

every time an offending matter comes up," he said,
quoting Jesus in the Bible, who said we must con-
stantly forgive each.day.

Forgiveness of others is helping yourself to get on
with life, and to put past events behind you. "It
may effect the other person positively, but it will also
do wonders for your own mental, emotional and
spiritual health. It can even affect your physical
health in the long run," the doctor said.

The body, mind and spirit must find a balance, he
pointed out, stating that these three are often treat-
ed as separate entities when they're all one. "You
must pay attention to the point of balance between
different parts of your life," said Dr Barrett.

"Forgiveness doesn't mean responsibility for the
bad behaviour is erased, it is only the mindset you
must have towards:the incident and person. And it
doesn't always mean you want to reconcile a friend-
ship with the offending party either," he said.

But, forgiving others will move the focus your
mind has on the negative memory or emotion,
allowing you to move on, gain a new start and build
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What happens during
the cycle

There are a number
of things that you can
do to improve your
menstruation. But
before you take action
against those painful
cramps, you must first
understand what hap-
pens during your men-
strual cycle.

Menstruation is the
most visible phase of the
menstrual cycle. It is
counted from the first
day of menstrual bleed-
ing, because the onset
of menstruation corre-
sponds closely with the
hormonal cycle.

Most menstruation
begins at age 11, but it
may occur as early as 8
or as late as 16.

Anthony Carey MD
7 of Centreville Medical
Centre says “Menstruation is the shedding of
the endometrium (lining of the uterus) and
when a woman begins menstruation, this signals

maturation entering her reproductive years”

he told Tribune Health.

“ The cycle begins the first day of your peri-
od, during this time a series of chemical reac-
tions take place. During this time the lining of
uterus is very thin, under nourished and unpre-
pared for implantation.”

The menstrual cycle is controlled by the
brain (pituitary gland) which send signals to the
hormones (estrogen & progesterone). “After
day five of your cycle, the brain sends a signal
to the hormones which trigger the endometri-

um to grow and thicken for a possible preg- '

nancy” he said.

Dr Carey went on to explain: “On or around
day 14 of your cycle, an egg is released from
one of the ovaries and by day 28 of your cycle
if the egg is not fertilized the endometrium is
shed by bleeding and the cycle begins again”.

What Causes pain during menstruation

Every woman has probably experience it,
the intolerable strong cramps (dysmenorrhea),
that causes mood swings, and deprives us from
enjoying those everyday activities that we take
pleasure in. Some women experience heavy
painful menstrual, while others experience light
flowing painless periods. “The uterus is a mus-
cle and like all muscles, it contracts and relax-

“es. During your period your uterus contracts

hore stronply ‘arid -thesé:contractions.are due to ©
prostaglandins whichiis substance:madeby the .

endometrium. The level of prostaglandin pre-
sent determines how strong the contraction
will be. If there is a high level of prostaglandin,
then the contraction will be strong resulting

PAGE, 10B,°, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009

urviving your perioa!

_ RELAX, take a deep
breath it’s just your
period! | know what
you are probably
wondering: how can
you relax, since the
antagonizing discom-
fort of this ongoing
cycle is sometimes
pretty unbearable.
By being fully aware
of your cycle, engag-
ing yourself in activi-
ties, modifying your
life, you can positive-
ly contribute to better
menstrual periods.

KEY TERMS TO

FORGIVENESS

| "Then Peter came up and said to him,

Le

“Lard, how often will my brother sin
against me, and | forgive him? As many
as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do
not say to you seven times, but seventy

times seven."
MATTHEW 18:21-22



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e Chronic penance: failing at one thing
(such as a marriage), not forgiving your-
‘ self and then becoming involved in a mul-
| titude of negative behaviours, such as
. drugs, prostitution, murder or stealing.

* Political Reductionism: thinking you're
powerful and important just because of
where you live. Thinking that future happi-
ness will come to you because of accom-
plishments such as earning a lot of money.





° Success: being able to face your failures
with a positive attitude, resolving to
improve yourself for you.

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and
over but expecting a different result

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¢ Forgiveness: not an event, but a lifestyle
attitude. :

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in strong cramps”

To decrease the level of contractions most
women turn to non steriodal anti-inflamma-
tory drugs (NSAIDS).

Irregular cycles

Some women have irregular menstrual cycles
where it either comes later than usual or they
miss a cycle. While there are times when irreg-
ular cycles are not necessarily a cause for con-
cetn, you should pay close attention to any
changes, and modify your lifestyle since there
are many factors that contribute to irregular

’

periods. “Women who have irregular cycles -

are not ovulating every month. Inconsistent
ovulating is the most common cause of irregu-
lar cycle.

Stress can also play a role in making peri-
ods, so it is important to stay stress free and
maintain good mental and emotional health.

Weight gain also is also an element in incon-

' sistent periods. “The natural events that con-

tribute to irregular cycles are events like stress,
traveling, illness, infection, prescription med-
ication, which can all disrupt the delicate bal-
ance that control the menstrual cycle,” Dr
Carey said. .

To improve the balance of your cycle, its
good to engage in regular exercise, get enough
rest and eat healthy.

KY AGU

Menorrhagia

This is characterized by excessive blood clot-
‘ting that lasts more than seven days and if

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‘ untreated can be a serious problem. “Any

woman who experiences abnormal bleeding
or excessive clotting should contact a board
certified gynecologists immediately,” Dr Carey
said.

He also said that women should always be
aware of their bodies and take note of the
dates, times and symptoms of their cycles.

Further, he advised women to eat healthy,
exercise and maintain mental and emotional
stability. You can be your own doctor and find
a remedy for those excruciating cramps that
accompany your cycle.

Tips to relieve cramps
° Relax your muscles

¢ Take a hot bath or place a hot water bottle
on your stomach and lower back

e Breath deeply and listen to soothing music

¢ Get some exercise. Sitting and lying
around may actually make you feel worse
Swimming or walking are good since they are
gentle and non stressful. Certain stretches
and yoga positions will also help to relieve
the pain
e Avoid standing for long periods
iY Seplenmoks ety Jia TEL Usd iia.
e Massage your lower back to relieve pain
tension and pain

(source: www.ehow.com)



MCR/Photo

It is four in the afternoon on
a school day and Cole Carey
and his father are strolling along
the golf course looking for balls
with a golf ball retriever. Cole
looks under bushes, along the

lake and down the fairways. .

Neighbours along the course
leave bags of balls outside their
homes for him to collect as do
the workers on the golf course.
Everyone Cole sees smiles and
waves to him. He is well-known
here.

After their salvage mission,
Cole and his dad will bag the
golf balls, 12 to a zip-loc bag,
and Mario will then sell them
back to various golf clubs at $10
a bag. Not a bad way to make
some extra money.

Except that Cole is no ordi-
nary school boy and Mario is
no ordinary dad and this is no
ordinary father-son money-
making scheme. Cole was diag-
nosed with Asperger's Syn-
drome when he was 5 years old,
which at the time was a new
form of autism, and since then
Mario and his wife Venita have
committed themselves to rais-
ing him with all the resources
they can lay their hands on.

One of the ways they want to
ensure their son has the bright-
est possible future is by donat-
ing money, time and resources
to the REACH programme in
Nassau,



Resources & Education for
Autism & Related Challenges is
a voluntary support and advo-
cacy group for parents of chil-
dren with autism and related
developmental disorders. It was
started as the brainchild of a
parent, a special education
teacher and a speech therapist,
who wrote a cradle-to-grave
proposal for services that the
Ministry of Education used to
establish the first programme
for autistic children in 1998.
Currently there is an Autistic
Centre at the Garvin Tynes Pri-
mary School with an enrollment
of 40 and a waiting list.

Mr Carey, one of the coun-
try's most successful real estate
brokers, says awareness of
autism and neurological disor-
ders. falls short of where it

should be here, though it is ,

gaining momentum elsewhere.
He and his family want most of
all to pull parents and caregivers
together, to share information,
to act as a support and to
improve the lives of their chil-
dren who live with the condi-
tion that can leave them feel-
ing separate, alone, troubled by
certain sounds and unable to
connect as other children seem
to do so easily.

"One in every six children is
diagnosed with a neurological
disorder or a form of autism,"
says Carey, "and yet most peo-

ple have no idea what it is or
what it is like to organise your
very life around someone who
has it. The wrong sound can
upset them horribly, yet that
same child might be fine with
the music. of Mozart. Their
entire lives have to follow a set
schedule.

Anything out of the order of
things can upset them. Things
we take for granted from other
children like their listening to
the words, ‘Take your shoes off,
please, and leave them by the
door," could take months of
training and yet within that
brain that does not connect nor-
mally, there are signs of genius.
And what you wouldn't give
some times just for a hug."

Mario and Venita Carey
believe recognition is the first
step in getting support for par-
ents and children with special-
ists, seminars, teachers and pro-
grammes. He's working locally
with the group called REACH.

The Careys were able to col-
lect $5000 from the golf-ball col-
lection campaign along with pri-
vate donations, including one
from an individual donor which
enabled REACH to fund a sec-
ond workshop teaching parents
how best to set up their chil-
dren's bedrooms, and teachers
on optimal classré6om set-up to
accommodate special needs stu-
dents. Cole recently presented

T IWS

MARIO CAREY
and his 11 year-
old son Cole
Mason Carey pre-
sents a cheque to
DeCosta Bethel,
President of
Resources &
Education for
Autism & Related
Challenges
(REACH), a vol-
untary support
and advocacy
| group for parents
1 of children with
autism and relat-
ed developmental
disorders. The
funds were accu-

XX
S

the donation to REACH, hand-
ing, over the cheque with a
flourish like any 11-year-old,
thrilled with the publicity. "I
may even get my picture in the
newspaper,” he crowed to his
parents.

"My wife is very involved in
our son's education and our
daughter Abigail does her part
by going on walkathons to sup-
port REACH. So many parents
do not know what to look for
and are embarrassed to seek
help when they realize there is a
problem. We want to get past
that mind-set so we can get our
children the help they need.
Autism is the fastest growing
disease or condition in the
world and we must respond to
the needs. These children are
not retarded. They are not dis-
obedient because they are 'bad.’
They are operating the best
they can with the neurological
system they inherited as part of
their DNA and there is so much
we can do to make their lives
easier for them and allow them
to reach their potential."

¢ For more information on
REACH you may contact DeCosta
Bethel, President at 557-2554 or
Kim Gibson, Public Relations offi-
cer at 357-3900 or send an e-
mail to reach_bahamas@hot-
mail.com

Ice cream social raises



funds for kids playground



INCLUDED in the photo L-R are: Paul Haven, VP Human Resources,
Amy Trinquite, Social Committee Member, Sonia Rolle, Vice Princi-

pal, Maria. Adderley, Social Committee Member, Tessa Nottage, Prin-
cipal and Inez Nixon, Social Committee Member.

Kids between the ages
of 2 and 12 are said to be
the biggest ice-screamers,
eating more than half of
the ice cream sandwiches,
bars, and cones made each
year, but you could not
tell that by looking at the
steady stream of Doctors
Hospital associates recent-
ly lined up to purchase
scoops of ice cream in
cups and cones.

Each year, just before
the Christmas Holidays,
Doctors Hospital's Social
Committee organizes a
fund raiser to benefit a
deserving group in the
Bahamian Community.
And as they searched for
an idea for this year's
fundraiser, they knew they
had hit the jackpot when
they decided on an ice
cream social. Ice cream -
who doesn't love it!

Judging from the hand-
some amount raised, it’
would seem as if everyone
in fact does love ice
cream. Flavors of choco-
late, strawberry, rum
raisin, butter pecan and
vanilla with an array of
toppings set the stage fora

very successful event. In
their continued generosity,
the executive team at Doc-
tors Hospital made a deci-
sion on behalf of the hos-
pital to match the amount
of monies made by the
Social Committee.

Benefiting from the
fundraising effort will be
the deserving children of
the Bahamas Red Cross
Centre for the Deaf whose
recent move to a new
school location forced
them to leave behind their
old playground equip-
ment.

Past fundraisers have
seen donations to The
Children's Emergency
Hostel, the Sister Sister
Breast Cancer Group, The
Bahamas Red Cross Dis-
aster Relief Fund and The

‘Bahamas Association for

the Physically Disabled.
The Social Committee
recently presented the
check to the Centre for
the Deaf's principal and
look forward to the sounds:
of laughter in the play-
ground at the school in the
new year as the children
enjoy their gift



THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 11B



What goals have you defined for 2009

“If you aim at nothing specific, you will
get nothing specific.”

MICHELLE MILLER

Here we grow again! It's a brand
new year filled with new opportuni-
ties and enormous possibilities. The
question is how many will you take
hold of, develop and express? Will
you continue with the same old con-
cepts and achieve the same unfulifilling
results? Or will you shed the old and
embrace a new approach that will
enable you to experience the quality of
life that you truly desire?

Believe it or not, you always have a
choice to make the necessary decisions
to improve yourself; but nothing will
change until you change. Defining spe-
cific goals for your life is a critical step
in your journey; if you fail to plan, you

literally nlan to fail. Moreover, if you °

aim at nothing specific, you will get
nothing specific. The greater challenge



-for most people is accepting the

responsibility for creating a personal
vision of what they want; without a
vision or sense of direction, you will
continue to oscillate in a cycle of frus-
tration.

Each of us has a goal, dream or some
sort of objective for our personal and
professional life. While most of us talk
about our goals, very few of us are
actually doing something to make it
happen. Think about the many times
that you may have declared that you
want to better manage your weight,

save some money, go back to school,
improve your career etc., still you have
yet to focus your mind on creating an
intentional plan or maybe you start
but lose momentum after a while.
This is not because of the goal itself;
it's because of your strategy (or the
lack thereof). There is a big difference
between saying you want to achieve
something and actually setting out a

plan to get it done.

'Self' Is Always First Cause .

You are always the first cause. Every-
thing that happens or fails to happen
as it relates to your personal success
begins and ends with you and the
degree to which you have created a suc-
cess mindset. Many people have goals
but they want to remain the same and
expect the world around them to change
in order for them to achieve it. For you
to do something that you've never done,

you must become someone that you've
never been.
Take a look at your goals and ask

" yourself how many internal changes are

you willing to make to get it done? Rec-
ognize that you cannot 'duck' your inner
mirror; you must boldly face your fears.
You are the total sum of what you
believe about yourself and what you
conclude is possible for your life.

It begins with your willingness to
unravel your inner wiring to understand
what you're made of, what matters to
you most and why; your attitude, behav-
ior and overall mindset must be con-
gruent with your intentions.

Final thoughts...

It's important to note that the world
is moving towards a deeper level of con-
sciousness, where materialistic ideals
are being exchanged for intrinsic qual-
ities of substance, empathy and grati-

tude. If you still believe that ‘things’

alone validate who you are or who you
can become, then you have completely
missed the mark; regardless of how
beautifully you paint a dilapidated
building, it's still a dilapidated build-
ing. You need to do more than merely
‘look the part’ you must first develop
the skills to execute the role. Success is
an inside job; it's not about what you
get, but what you continue to do with
what you've got.

_ No matter where’ you are or what you
are facing, you can take a different
approach for 2009 and let this be the
year that you not only ‘talk' about it
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Marketing yourself

FROM page 12

Last, you must think
whether you 'd do this job if
you weren't getting paid. Are
you so passionate about the
job that money is not your pri-
mary motivator? "Of course
everybody wants the careers
that are lucrative — the lawyer,

doctor or accountant — but can -

you get up everyday and look
forward to a day of doing any
of these things?" she questions.

As Confucius says, "If you
find the job you love, you'll
never work a day in your life.”

This.is where people are in
the Bahamas," said Ms Bowe,

"they're doing jobs but they're
not happy. Love of what you

do is what carries you through
it all, and gets you out of bed
every morning. When you
don't want to get up, that's
your first sign that you need to
switch careers."

To prepare yourself mental-
ly is one thing, but physical
appearance is another thing
altogether, says image consul-
tant Stacia Williams, of the
Total Image Management &
Communications Company
(TIMC).

"The truth is, people are siz-
ing you up in the first three to
four seconds of meeting you,"
she told Tribune Woman, "at
seven seconds they are mak-
ing judgments about your abil-
ities and character and within

30 seconds they have made at
least 11 assumptions about
you."

you dress. Communication
skills, body language, overall
grooming, facial expression,
eye contact and vocal tone also
contribute to the way you are
perceived by an employer.

To show you just how séri-
ous a first impression is in the
business world, Ms Williams
conducted a survey in which
she found the number one rea-
son for rejecting an employee
applicant was poor appearance.

"This is more important to. }

employers than being late for

an interview without,a good | :

reason," she said.



inappropriate sexital behaviours in the workplace

FROM page 12

advised to take such matters
seriously. -

“Once a complaint is made,
the alleged harasser should be

~addressed and asked to cease
his offensive behaviour; have
the impact ofthis behaviour
explained; be advised that his
behaviour is contrary to com-
pany policy; have confirmed
the standard of behaviour
required; be advised of the
consequences of his continu-
ance of the behaviour as well
as offer assistance to the victim
-or alleged harasser as needed,”
the attorney said.

“In cases where there is sex-
ual harassment, women should
want a formal investigation to
take place where the employer

investigates both the harasser .

and the victim.”

_ In the case of a formal inves-
tigation, the attorney gives a
few tips on what should be

done. “Set out. terms of refer--

ence of the investigation for
example when the complaint
was first received, what is being
investigated and by whom. Set
out a time frame for the inves-

tigation.”

» She continued: “The com-
plainant and the alleged
harasser should know how the
investigation will be carried out
and who they will be dealing
with. They have the right to be
represented by a person of
their choice for example a col-
league, a union Tepresentative,
or an attorney.”

Many people may think that
harassment is only directed at
certain individuals, but that is
not the case.

“Harassment can include
circulating dirty e-mails, telling
dirty jokes, eyeing someone up
and leering, making person-
al/intrusive comments about
physique or clothing, pester-

ing someone for a relationship .

or a date, stalking or continu-
ously following someone
around,” she added.

To ensure that all employ-
ees are aware of the policy
regarding sexual harassment in
the workplace employers

‘should make it clear to all, what

is tolerated and what is not tol-
erated.

“They can do this by estab-
lishing guidelines clearly stating

harasser,”

the do’s and don’ts. With that
being said everyone should be
aware of what to do and what
not to do,” the officer said.
After a formal or informal
investigation has been com-
pleted then the officer advises
the complainant to keep out
of contact with the harasser.
“At this point you might
want to avoid the harasser,
never put yourself in an awk-
ward situation with the harass-
er. If you can’t avoid the
harasser completely then you
might want stay away from the
she said.
Harassment can happen any-
where — at work, at an out-
ing, or out on a day of fun, but
if you are met with a situation
as such “lay the cards on the
table” and let the harasser
know that you have no toler-
ance for such inappropriate
behaviour, if the harasser con-
tinues to pursue you sexually,
even after you have made it
clear that you won’t tolerate
it, then make a complaint. It is

~ your business to. protect your-

self, and discourage any behav-
iour that can lead to something
much more serious.



Image is not only the way

I always marvel when I sit in
meetings when assigned actions
were not taken and the respon-
sible Manager would say, “I
gave that project to one of my
supervisors and they were
unable to finish.” The under-
lying message in this blaming

statement is that the manager |

delegated the responsibility so
he doesn't have to be held
accountable.

What is Blame?

When you blame others for.
your short comings, you are
appointing fault or responsi-
bility to someone else in an
effort to distract attention from
your responsibility. This
approach can slow down the
decision making process in
some companies as the issue
degenerates and becomes
“Who's fault is it?” instead of,
“What-:went wrong and how
can we fix it?”

We all play a part in unmet
goals. If you are a leader, it
may be as simple as seeing
someone struggling and not
offering assistance because it
is.their job or it may be that
your instructions were not
clear. Whatever the reason,
blame is based on your per-
ception of the facts and peo-
ple who become agile blamers
are usually great at the art of
spin.

Blame is usually intended as
a criticism and is driven by
emotions. It is really a form
of cowardice, a lack of courage
to admit to your mistakes or
short comings. It sometimes

happens in the presence of the _

person being blamed.. In cases
like this, the person being
blamed may not feel they are in

a position to contradict the -

blamer because of their influ-
ence or position. This is just as
cowardly as blaming someone
in their absence.
' Forms of Blame

Finger pointing: This form

. of blame is straightforward. It

is about using your perception

-of the situation to formulate a

way to displace fault.

“You” Language”: When

you use “You” language, you

point out how someone else
contributed to the situation
overlooking your involvement.
It takes you out of the equa-
tion altogether and is perceived
as an attack.

Excuses: Many people come .

up with rational, compelling
excuses and expect account-
ability to be waived. The bot-
tom line is that the project or
assignment should be done and
an authentic discussion should
occur if you were unable to do
something. Take ownership
and make a commitment to
correct the situation.

Planting the seeds of doubt:

Some people have a system of ,

blame they develop over time
by planting seeds of doubt
about someone else. This is
done by questioning people's

_competencies or relentlessly

pointing out their shortcom-
ings. Constant complaining is
another tactic. Persons who
use these tactics usually do this
behind the backs of their
coworkers, when something
goes wrong it is very easy to
assign blame because you set
the stage. Sometimes this
approach works so seamlessly
that the blame will automati-
cally shift to the persons.

Why does blame happen
(root causes)

Blame usually occurs when .

there is fear and distrust. In
an office environment, when
accountabilities and responsi-
bilities are not clearly defined in
job descriptions there can be



misunderstandings caused by
responsibility overlap. As a
leader, one of the first steps in
ensuring you create the ground-
work for an environment for

professionalism and collabora-.

tion is to prepare job descrip-
tions.

Blame is a self.preservation
tactic. It is used ta cover up
your perceived incompetence
because you are afraid of
embarrassment: or being

attacked. Some of us prefer:to. .:;

deflect than. to suffer humilia-
tion. Another reason why
blame occurs as a self preser-
vation tactic is because a per-
son may read any form of criti-
cism, constructive or otherwise,
as an attack. Rather than suffer
through a perceived attack, they
prefer to deflect responsibility.

Another reason people may
blame others is because they
link performance to their earn-
ing potential. They don't want
their salary increase or bonus
to.be affected by anything or
anyone so they protect their
earning potential by blaming
others. Always keep in mind
that making yourself look good
by-making others appear incom-
petent is not a sound tactic. It

can catch up with you and |

expose you...

There are people who assign

their self worth to being per-
fect. They fear any perceived
form of failure. They associate
failure, no matter how small,

' with reputational risk not real-

izing they are sacrificing their
reputation by blaming.
There is another type of per-

.son who blames others because

of jealousy. They feel you
should not have gotten that pro-
motion or you should not be
making more money than them.
They perceive a grave injustice
has taken place and they are
seeking to restructure the play-

ing field by proving themselves °

more suitable for your job.

The Aftermath of Blame

Blame is a destroyer of
trust. At its root is a lack of
integrity and a lack of emo-
tional discipline. Here is how
it can affect your team:

- Reduced productivity

- Reciprocal doubt - When
doubt is created, it has a way
of being reflected back at the
person who created the doubt
because distrust moves like a
virus.

- The real team issues may |
remain undefined and unat- ©
tended because they are
buried beneath the blame
game.

No-one can win the blame
game. If you are a blamer, it
may appear that you have
won but you are whittling
away the trust of the team.

' Creating a Blame Free
Environment
1. Take appropriate respon-
sibility. There are people
who take responsibility for
more issues than they should
and there are others who take

responsibility for nothing at

The Anatomy of blame



all. If you are assigned a pro-
ject, whether or not: you dele-
gated the project or parts of
it, you are responsible until
the goals are met. If things
didn't go the way you
planned, ask yourself ques-
tions like, “What part did I
play in the creation of this sit-
uation?” “What.could I have
done differently?”

2. Build your Integrity:
Admit when you are wrong,
say what you intend to do to
correct the situation and then
correct it. If you are a leader,
remember, don't blame your
team, they are an extension of

you
3. "Avoid taking sides: In
many instances multiple par-
ties contributed to the situa-
tion.
4. Stick to the Facts: If you

‘can extrapolate the facts and

focus on a solution you can
get things done. Otherwise
you will get mired in unpro-
ductive discussions about who
is at fault. Use discernment
to understand the real issues.
and then set the objective to
take aifair course. of action

5. Use Emotional Intelli-
gence to change your blaming
behaviour.

- Identify your emotional.
patterns: Do you feel desta-
bilised when something goes
wrong? Is blaming someone
else an optimal solution for
you and.the team? Once you
identify your emotions and
patterns, take responsibility
for the circumstances. Fear
usually drives blaming behav-
iour. Identify your fears and
take concrete steps to over-
come. them.

- Think about the conse-
quences of your actions: As a
leader or member of a team
you should always be aware
of the possible outcomes of
your actions or inactions. If
you can master this skill and
think about possible conse--
quences of your actions and
course correct, you can proac-
tively seek to circumvent
problematic outcomes.

6. Leadership |

- As a leader, manage
blaming discussions by focus-
ing the group on the facts and
not taking sides. Also,
remember to recognise your
biases or assumptions.
Blamers will always come to
you with spin and draw you
into their web if you allow
‘them.

Protecting youre against
blame ;

~ You can't stop anyone from
blaming you for anything but
you can nullify the effects. of
blame by establishing sound
relationships with your: cowork-
ers and boss.

One way to do this is to let
your boss know what you are
doing. We tend to feel we
shouldn't have to “blow our
own horns” but keeping your

-boss in the loop (within reason)

can protect you. Be sure your
boss and coworkers have facts
that can be proven so that oth-
er people's opinions can't com-
promise your efforts.

This means you need to com-
municate effectively. . Keep in
mind that some of the right peo-
ple to communicate with need
not be the bosses. There may
be persons of influence at lower
ranks within the organization
who your bosses .and cowork-
ers listen to and trust. ;

Maintain your integrity: Be
someone your boss can trust so
if you say something, you will
be believed and respected.
Especially when things go
wrong and your coworkers are
actively pointing their fingers
at you.












































WOMEN in the work place can become targets of,attraction and while.
there is no harm in being an attraction to the opposite sex, there are
times when this can turn into persistent sexual pursuits, also SSW as
sexual harassment.

RE RIE IP

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@ By JEFFARAH GIBSON

WOMEN in the work place
can become targets of attrac-
tion and while there is no harm
in being an attraction to the
opposite sex, there are times
when this can turn into persis-
tent sexual pursuits, also known
as sexual harassment.

“The workplace is an office
of professionalism, and a male
colleague making aggressive
sexual passes to a female col-
league is unacceptable and
should be handled according-
ly,” a. senior female officer of
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force said.

“Sexual harassment can be

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13,



Inappropriate sexual
behaviours in the workplace

anything. It can be a male mak-
ing sexual advancements
towards a female colleague. It
can come in the form of any-
thing, for example an employer
can say to an employee ‘if you
give me sex I will give you job

benefits’,” she told Tribune

Woman.

According to an expert attor-
ney under Section 26 of
Bahaniian law,” it is unlawful
for a prospective employer or
co-worker to'solicit sexual
favours from another person
under the promise or threat of
any advantage or disadvantage
in the place of employment.”

While men are also victims
of harassment, in most cases



2009

women are more often the vic-
tims and men, the perpetrators.

“Anyone found guilty of sex-
ual harassment is liable to a fine
of $5000, or will: spend up to
two years in prison or both,”
the attorney said.

Employers should have a
strict no, tolerance policy
towards sexual harassment in
the workplace and if a com-
plaint is made, the employer
should handle the matter at
their discretion. If a situation
arises where the victim does not
want to endure a criminal inves-
tigation, which is sometimes the
best thing to do, employers are

SEE page 11

By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX



Parenting
101 respoise

LAST week Tribune
Woman asked. our readers:

“ Ts it irresponsible par-
enting to allow young chil-
dren to remain unsuper-
vised at the movies while
waiting for their adult com-
panions?”

Here are some of your
responses:

e“My first thought when
I read your article was the
kind of disciplinary meth-
ods thé parents use to
keep their children so calm
and well behaved in a pub-
lic area alone.

Tam not sure if they are
taught this at home where
it maybe is common for a
parent to be more “rough"
with their children if not
behaved. Or as I have dis-
cussed with a few Bahami-
ans (and not understood)
who say that they do not
mind their children being
punished by their teachers
or close relatives if need-
ed.

I have unfortunately
seen children being hit,
pinched or scolded by
their parents in public in
Nassau. I have not dared
to intervene in the fear of
being hit, pinched or scold-
ed myself...

-But to get back to your
response. I don't think any .
parent should take for
granted the fact of living in
a country where child
abduction thank God is
unheard of. A child should
not have to carry the bur-
den and the huge responsi-
bility to care for its
younger siblings. Too
much could happen, too
much is at stake.

Not everyone can afford
a baby-sitter especially
now days, but then find
another way, by eithe1 ask-
ing a friend or relative to
mind the children rather
than leaving them alone
and unattended.

I thank you for your arti-
cle and I hope you have
made some people more
aware of keeping their
children safe.

A WORRIED PARENT

e “Don't know if it's
: insanity, stupidity, naiveté
or a combination of all
three, but leaving three
young child under the age
of seven in a darkened
movie theatre is an invita-
tion to trouble. Teenage
and adult child molesters
look for such opportuni-
ties to prey on your trust-
ing child. No responsible
parent would leave their
child in a potentially dan-
gerous situation where
they could be anxious and
frightened. Madness!

We need a license to
drive, I think we should
have a license to parent
too.

PARENT OF TWO



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clean-cut robber’

GENCE NACE

Victim’s husband
sends out images from
security cameras.

@ By ALEX MISSICK
‘Tribune Staff Reporter

AN E-MAIL is circulat-
ing on the internet warning
Bahamians to “look over
their shoulders and be care-
ful” as a result of an armed
robbery that took place last
week by someone who does
not appear. to look like the
average robber.

The victim’s husband sent

ment in the hope that s some-
one would recognise the
thief and-tolet people know
that there is a “clean cut”
robber going around the
island.
“We spend all this money
on surveillance equipment
so why not let people know
that there is a robber out
there? The police found the
car that was stolen from one
of the managers. We don’t

out pictures from his securi-
ty cameras at his establish-

SEE page 12

Greg ant Tanya Cash barred from legal
action without leave of . or judge

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

JUSTICE campaigners Greg |
and Tanya Cash have been barred |,
from taking:any further legal }
action without leave of the court
or a judge it was.ruled yesterday.

The couple who have waged a
six year legal battle with the Baptist
education authorities were declared "vexatious litigants" by
Senior Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen yesterday.



nya and Greg Cash

_ Since Mr Cash alleged that he was wrongfully dismissed from ,

his job as a physical education teacher at Jordan Prince William

SEE page 12

in Ue
On







Anger over
ambulance
response time to
jet-ski accident

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

OUTRAGE brewed, yes-
terday over the ambulance
response time to.a jet-ski
accident on a Paradise Island
beach, which left a 20-year-
old American tourist in seri-
ous condition in hospital.

The victim, identified by
police as New Jersey native

SEE page 12

Pall aca a psee'y

- @ By NATARIO



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff




ORLANDO JERMAINE
leaves court yesterday.

McKENZIE
Tribune Staff
Reporter












A 19-YEAR-OLD
Jamaican of Wilson Tract.
was arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court 5 yesterday
on a murder charge.
Police have charged
Orlando Jermaine with
the September 2008 mur-
der of Archange Augus-
tine. It is alleged that Jer-
maine, being concerned
with another intentional-
ly caused Augustine's
death on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 9, 2008. Police say
that Augustine was shot
to death on Key West
Street as he attempted to
flee from robbers.
Jermaine, who
appeared before Magis-
trate Derrence Rolle in
Court 5, Bank Lane, was

SEE page 12


























lm By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham
extended a warm welcome to former
Independent, now FNM MP for Kennedy
Kenyatta Gibson as he announced late
last night his decision to join the govern-
ing FNM.

In a statement issued to the media last
night, Prime Minister Ingraham said that
Mr Gibson, in his decision to “cross the
floor” follows in the footsteps of many
distinguished Bahamian political person-
alities who, over the years, “came to the |
conclusion that their Hee in. the PLP was no’ longer

Kenyatta ¢



- tenable.”

“He (Mr Gibson) has obviously come to the Souetusion that
the people of the Kennedy constituency and the wider Bahami-
an community would be better served by his membership in the
Free National Movement. bois

“In keeping with the.tradition of our party, I should like to
assure Mr Gibson that he will find a warm welcome at all levels
of our party and that he will-immediately be accorded all the
privileges of full membership. We look forward to working
with him to further the interests of the Bahamian people whom
we have the honour to represent,” he said.

SEE page 12

Minister: teacher alleged
to have molested students
due in Nassau yesterday

@ By ALISON
LOWE
Tribune Staff
Reporter
alowe@

_ tribunemedia.net

A TEACHER
alleged to’ have |.
molested students at |
Eight Mile Rock
High School in Grand
Bahama was due to
arrive in Nassau yes-
terday, according to
Minister of Educa-
tion, Carl Bethel.

Stating that he had been in a
meeting all day yesterday on
another matter, Mr Bethel could
only confirm that the male
teacher was “summoned” to the
capital. .

He added that the Ministry
has been “asking anyone with
information” relating to the alle-
gations to come forward.

As to what would happen
now, Mr Bethel said: “It’s a mat-
ter that the department will deal
with. If there’s anything that has
to be done further there’s an
established procedure to refer
matters on for other considera-
tion.”

Parent Teacher Association

(PTA) President at Eight Mile

Rock High, Troy Garvey,
revealed on Friday that allega-
tions of sexual molestation of

Marsh Harbour:

Carl Bethel



male students by a
teacher at the
school surfaced
during the end of
2008.

Mr Garvey said
one of the alleged
victims is a 19-year-
old boy who claims to
have been preyed
upon when he was.in
seventh grade. :

He said that when
he started investigat-
ing the claims other
teachers began giving
him information
anonymously and parents called
on him to help deal with the sit-
uation.

He claimed that the accused
teacher was told not to return
to the Grand Bahama school by
Ministry of Education officials
in Freeport, while further calling
on officials to ensure the teacher
is removed from the education-
al system.

Yesterday Mr Bethel said he
could not confirm that the
teacher has already been
removed from the school per-
manently, but only that he was
ordered to Nassau.

Messages left for Acting
Director of Education, Lionel
Sands, and Permanent Secre-
tary, Elma Garraway, seeking
further details were not
returned up to press time.

356.7764
352.6676/7
367.3135

Nassau:
Freeport:

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RESIDENT HITS OUT AT WATER AND SEWAGE CORPORATION

‘Tm fed up with not
having running water’

a

THE funeral of well
loved Sports Broadcaster
Phil Smith was held Sat-
urday at St Francis Xavier
Cathedral.

The following is a poem
written in his honour by
Bahamian poet Obediah
Michael Smith:

for Phil Smith

i.

what or where did he try
to climb

and couldn’t get over

what final accomplish-
ment attempted
responsible for his
demise

so many battles faced in © Seren

half-a-century
and won

just one more and no more
finally that straw added and a camel collapses

or another bag of charcoal
and a boat sinks

down under/gone down
‘ sports reporter with no more to report

after hundreds of stories, probably thousands

inimitable, we’ll miss him for sure
irreplaceable, we’ll have to make do
with substitutes

had he been trained to sing
how like Paul Robeson
he’d have sounded

il.
clothes to wash to go out

compare this with having to,
three times éach week,

4 hours each session,

clean the blood

to be able to go on with career, with life

decide it’s too much bother

you choose to end life,

switch off lights, hang up gloves
throw your towel in

Po Abocales for Animal Ri ghis,

The Bahamas Humane Sccily, ‘ad ARK |

invite you to aitendl a presentation by

Se

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

A DISGRUNTLED resident of Oak Hill
off Skyline Drive said she is fed up with the
Water and Sewage Corporation, which has
not delivered the service she paid for last

"year.

Joann Behagg said she wants her $2,500
back —
amount to the corporation last year to be
connected to the public water supply after
living in the area for 19 years without run-
ning water.

'“They told us they would deliver ‘the
water to whoever pays the money. We paid
them way back in June of last year — that’s

over six months without. having any city

water,” Mrs Behagg said.
She said she is sick of living in the 21st
century — in a city — without proper utilities.

plus the interest. She paid this |



“When the power goes
off we don’t have a
generator. What are we
supposed to do when
the power goes off? ”



Joann Behagg

“When the power goes off we don’t have
a generator. What are we supposed to do
when the power goes off? We are then
handicapped — we have no running water
and no electricity when that happens,” Mrs
Behagg said.

She said she has had’ aidugh of being
treated with contempt in her own country
and although the area MP Dr Hubert Min-

. nis has been doing what he can to help, her

problems have not been resolved.
Chairman of the Water and Sewage Cor-
“ poration, Anton Saunders, said he is aware
of the situation, and that Mrs Behagg’s
home is among three in the area without
water.
“There is a whole area there where there
is not a water main and we keep promising
the area to put a main in, which has not

- happened to date and hopefully by the next

two months there should be one,” Mr Saun-
ders said.

He said the corporation has decided to
refund Mrs Behagg’s money, with that of the
other two families — plus interest.

“No money should have been collected
from those residents but it was thought that
the main would have been put in place in a
timely fashion, but it was not delivered,”
Mr Saunders said.

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ety held the first Betty Kenning
B-Humane Awards last month
in recognition of the dedicated

Humane Society Board presi-
dent Betty Kenning.

' The very first award was giv-
en to Mrs Kenning, the second
went to Maggie Crouch-
Thompson and Julian Jakusz, a
pair of animal lovers from Eng-

‘Pink Potcake’.

The two women have lived in
the Bahamas for more than 25
years and started the ‘Pink Pot-
cake’ after Ms Crouch-Thomp-
son saw a small injured potcake
near the old Montagu Hotel.
To her horror, one of the dog’s
front legs was almost complete-
ly severed, hanging only by a
thread.

With the help of tranquilizers
and food, Ms Crouch-Thomp-
son managed to catch the dog

’ and take it to the Bahamas

to be put to.sleep.
Ms Couch-Thompson said
she never forgot that little



THE Bahamas Humane Soci- |

service of former Bahamas.

land who call themselves the

Humane Society where it had |

lovers recognised



brown potcake because it was
her very first venture into dog
catching.

Some weeks later she hap-
péned to mention to a friend

that if she was to continue to:

be involved with animal work
she would need somebody to
help her. She found Julian
Jakusz and the Pink Potcake
animal rescue team.

Over the years, the pair have
become involved:in a spay and
neuter programme and have
assisted thousands of pet own-
ers who do not have the means
to pay for veterinary expenses
themselves.

They are also called upon to

. catch stray, injured and sick ani-
mals, particularly dogs, and:
have been able to relieve the:

suffering of many of the « ani-

mals on the streets:of Nassau. =:

Driving vans they have kitted
out at their own expense with
traps, catch poles, muzzles and a
variety of enticing food items,
they can often be seen buzzing
around the back streets of Nas-
sau:

Although they have also

‘Pink Potcake’ animal

aggie erotenaneinicenn

worked with other animal
groups, including Proud Paws

and ARK, they say that they

could ‘not possibly have

achieved as much as they have |

without the help of the
Bahamas Humane Society.
The Humane Society is the

only: animal shelter ‘facility in”
. Nassau that is open 24 hours,

and will give shelter to animals

picked up in the middle of the »

night.

Kim Aranha, President of
the Bahamas Humane Society,
said there were quite a few
nominations for the B-Humane
Award and the process to
choose the recipient was not

, taken lightly.




Julian Jakusz.

“We did a lot of research,
and it was decided that Pink

' Potcake was the most deserv-

ing recipient for the award in
2008.:

“We are looking forward to
giving out the award to other
deserving persons in November
“of this year

“Meanwhile it gives-us all at’
the BHS great pleasure to see

two dedicated ‘animal lovers like

Maggie and Julian be publicly

‘recognised for their immense-

ly good and hard work to make
a better life for the animals of
New Providence. ~ ;
“It is on behalf of those ani-
mals that we thank Pink Pot-
cake most sincerely,” she at

WILLIAM FIELDING

on the link between animal cruelty









Minister considers moves to boost food security

and domestic violence MINISTER of m BY GLADSTONE THURSTON |
a oro eae THE Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is considering
The Nassau Yacht Club, East Bay Street. Resources Larry a direct intervention in the management of commercial food stocks to
Cartwright (left) foster the maintenance of minimum levels of certain critical items for
meets Brian up to 12'weeks.

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 at 6:00pm

Sager, Lord of
Leigh, past presi-







Giving a weekend address to the Rotary Club of West Nassau on
“Challenges facing Agriculture”, Minister of Agriculture Larry
Cartwright said that the goal is to ensure availability of critical food

: : dent of the ; items in the event of'a disruption of supplies.
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‘supplies, he said. -

The Ministry, he said, also wants to increase production of selected
basic items to ensure the medium term availability of certain levels of
carbohydrates and protein.

The Ministry .is also considering to do the following:

¢ Increasing the availability of agricultural equipment

¢ Accelerating the widespread adoption of greenhouse technology

¢ Promoting the development of crops best suited to the recog-
nised climatic zones

¢ Increasing the budget for land preparation and feeder farm roads

¢ Expanding the range of duty-free items that are available to reg-
istered farmers

© Creating a land bank to provide for the protection of agricultural
lands

¢ Initiating a tenure system to permit the financing of agricultural
entities based. on the collateral value of the land.and crop insurance.

About 2,000 farmers and school groups throughout the islands will
receive assistance through the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s ini-

tiative “Soaring Food Prices”, Mr Cartwright said.

Based on their production capacity, farmers and schools with gardens
will be given input to help them immediately increase their production.
Assistance will include selected seeds, fertilisers and planting materi-
al. These interventions are tailored to respond to the immediate needs
of the population affected by rising food prices, Mr Cartwright said.

They seek also to provide a sound base on which to reactivate agri-
cultural activities and to contribute to the social and economic devel-
opment of Bahamians, he said.

The inventions, he added, are in line with government policies and
strategies for coping with soaring food prices.

“We are strongly committed to the pursuit of these initiatives in keep-
ing with the spirit of our vision to provide self-sufficiency and food secu-
rity for this country in as short a time as possible,” Mr Cartwright said.

At no other time in the history of the Bahamas, he said, “has the
urgency to attain a reasonable level of food security been more critical.”

Major producers of primary food products such as wheat-and rice
have responded to rising prices by limiting exports, he told Rotarians.

’ “A net importer of food, the Bahamas is more than most countries, sus-

ceptible to the effects of rising food prices and insecurity of guaranteed
supplies of food,” he said.

The hundreds of millions of dollars in food impdrted into the
Bahamas each year, he said, “indicates the vast potential for agricul-
ture.”

However, “there are impediments/and challenges preventing this
potential from being fully exploited,”}he added.

Agriculture must become modernised in stich a way that it is eco-
nomically efficient and is able to sustain incomes that are comparable
to those in other sectors of the economy, the minister said.

Also, it must be able to provide high- quality food at prices compa-
rable to the imported products. .

There is a significant gap between total production and the pro-
duction currently marketed.through the public marketing system, he
said, Small producers “are severely disadvantaged by their‘inability to
market their production.”
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LOCAL NEWS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 3





Man, 32,
charged
with causing
grievous
harm

A 32-year-old man was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
5 yesterday on the charge of
causing grievous harm.

It is alleged that Lamont
Bernard Neymour of West Bay
Street caused grievous harm to
Jamal Hamilton.

Neymour, who appeared
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle in Court 5, Bank Lane,
pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecutor Sergeant Godfrey
Brennen objected to Neymour
being granted bail, stating that
the victim is in the Intensive
Care Unit in a vegetative state.
Sergeant Brennen told the court
that according to doctors, it is
possible that the victim could
die. Neymour's attorney Ian
Cargill told the court that his
client had turned himself into
police as soon as he became
aware that they were looking
for him. He also told the court
that Neymour has a job and sey-
eral children for whom to pro-
vide.

Neymour was granted bail in
the sum of $15,000 with one
surety. The case was adjourned
to April 14.

Calling all
cars: Cuba
recruits free-
market taxis

@ HAVANA

Cubans with classic American
cars — or even rusty Russian
sedans — are being encouraged
to apply for taxi licenses and set
their own prices for the first
time in nearly a decade as the
communist government turns to
the free market to improve its
woeful transportation system,
according to the Associated
Press. Under regulations pub-
lished into law this week, Cuba

is applying a larger. dose,of sup-:: |»

ply-and-demand to an economy
that remains 90 percent under-
state control. The move by Pres-
ident Raul Castro’s government
also breaks with the policies of
his ailing brother Fidel, who
long accused private taxis —
legal and otherwise — of seek-
ing “juicy profits” and foment-
ing a black market for state-sub-
sidized gasoline that Cuba “had
sweated and bled” to obtain.

New taxi licenses have not
been approved since October
1999, and it is not clear how
many new cabs will be allowed.
The measure orders officials to
determine what combination of
“autos, jeeps, panel trucks,
microbuses, three-wheelers and
motorcycles” will best meet
each area’s needs.

“Without these taxis, espe-
cially in the city of Havana but
also in the provinces, the coun-
try would practically grind to a
halt,” said Oscar Espinosa
Chepe, a state-trained econo-
mist who became an anti-com- -
munist dissident and has written
essays on pirate taxis.

He noted that new govern-
ment buses have improved pub-
lic transportation somewhat,
“but it’s not enough.”

In cities, the government will
let more private cabs charge
based on supply and demand,
though a state commission will
establish fare limits to discour-.
age price gouging.

In the countryside, owners of
cars, trucks.and even motorcy-
cle sidecars will be encouraged
to ferry passengers at-state-
determined prices in areas
where bus service is spotty,
especially along desolate high-
ways connecting remote vil-
lages. Those doing so will
receive subsidized gasoline.

Havana retiree Barbara Costa
said she would encourage her
son-in-law to give up his job as a
state engineer and use a 1950s
Chevy that had belong to his
father as a taxi.

“It could be a great help, an
economic help to the family but

. also to the entire population
since public transportation is
still very difficult,” the 71-year-
old said. Sales of new cars.are
tightly controlled, and many of
the vehicles on Cuban roads
predate Fidel Castro’s 1959 rev-

‘ olution, though drivers often
replace their original engines
with diesel motors that are foul-
smelling but cheaper to operate.

Thousands of hulking 1950s
Oldsmobiles, Dodges and
Fords, as well as long-gone
models like Packards and DeSo-
tos, already operate as licensed,
private taxis. Known as
“maquinas” — literally
“machines” — or “almen-
drones,” which translates as
“almond shells,” the vehicles
adhere to set routes and charge
set fares.

In brief |ELDERLY PATIENT POINTS FINGER AT ELIZABETH EsTAaTES CLINIC

Government clinic hit by

‘wrong prescriptions’ clair

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

A GOVERNMENT clinic has been
hit with the claim that it administered
mislabelled prescriptions with the
wrong dosage of critical medication to
patients, The Tribune has learned.

An elderly patient, who asked to
remain anonymous, claimed employees
at the Elizabeth Estates Clinic admin-
istered at least two inaccurate pre-
scriptions on December 19 — one of
which was not noticed by a family
member until three days later.

According to the patient, after a .

lengthy wait in the clinic on the day in
question, he was given one box of cho-
lesterol medication, the contents of
which represented only half of what
his doctor had prescribed.

The patient said this was brought to
pharmacist’s attention, “corrected right
away” and the’patient was given anoth-
er box of medicine.

Three days later the patient report-

_edly noticed another prescription was

wrong; this time the label for his blood
pressure medicine instructed him to
take half the dose his doctor had pre-
scribed.





“This is high blood pressure

medication so you can appreciate the

danger in this kind of mistake.”



A close rela-
tive of the
patient said
when pharma-
cy officials
were confront-
ed with the
discrepancy,
they claimed
the clinic was
short on medi-
cine, and had
therefore
issued only
half the pre-
scription.

“This is high
blood pressure
medication so
you can

Hubert Minnis

Relative of patient

appreciate the danger in this- kind of
mistake,” said the relative, who also
asked to remain anonymous, “I went
back to the ‘clinic to report the addi-
tional mistake and J was told ‘Oh, that
day we were only giving half the med-
icine, we were short so we gave credit
on the labels.’ I pointed out that no
indication was made that it was half'a
month’s prescription, rather the label
has (the patient) taking half the dose
and no credit for more pills was indi-
cated on the label”. :

When contacted for comment yes-
terday an official at the pharmacy, who
claimed to have no knowledge of the

incident, admitted that at times the

pharmacy does not have enough med-
ication to meet demand, but said that
under no circumstances should a phar-



macist or technician alter dosages.
“Tt is a health hazard — we would

never change the dosage that was pre-

scribed,” said the pharmacist.

“Tf this happened I would like to
know why the dosage was changed
because it isn’t supposed to happen.”

A letter of complaint was sent to
Minister of Health Hubert Minnis on
January 9, however when contacted
for comment he said he had not seen it.

Because he did not know the partic-
ulars: surrounding the complaint, Dr
Minnis said he could not comment, but
said he was glad the matter was
brought to his attention.

He said his ministry is “fighting” to
ensure that pharmacies are functional-

* ly equipped with medication.

“First of all the pharmacy shouldn’t
be short on medication.

“There are certain medications which
you call fast-moving drugs and there-
fore you should have proper inventory

‘mechanisms to make sure that the

medications are never short.

“T’m introducing very soon an inven-
tory inspector (to the public health sys-
tem).to stop all this rubbish and make
sure everything is done properly,” he
said.

Hopes voiced of ‘drastic

reduction’ in crime figures



@ By ALISON LOWE
: Fribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

IF .the adjustments made to the,

Royal Bahamas Police Force are
coupled with.a strong commit-
ment to support the work of the
organisation, the public can
expect to see a “drastic reduc-
tion” in crime figures, according
to the chairman of the Police Staff
Association Bradley Sands.
Backing government on last
week’s changes to the police
force, Mr Sands said “early can-
vassing” indicates that the rank
and file are satisfied with what
has been done and with the idea
floated by Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest of
imposing a time limit on the
tenure of a Police Commissioner.
“It’s the right time. I believe
the restructuring of the force will
assist in taking the force into the
future. I believe that it will mean
we have new ideologies, new per-

spectives, fresh minds. It’ llgoa
long way.

“We hope and trust that as a
result of these new appointments
it will also improve the police’s
capability and response time to
the criminal element, and that
will affect Bahamian society at
large,” said Inspector Sands, who
has served as chairman of the
staff association for six years.

The staff association, which
represents the interests of junior
officers (up to the Chief Inspector
rank), suggested “long ago” that
Commissioners in the Bahamas,
as in other parts of the Caribbean,
should be contracted to carry out
the job for specific periods of
time, according to Inspector
Sands.

“To keep one Commissioner
in office for 20 or even 15 years is
really too long. Look at Mr (B
K) Bonamy who was there from
(19)87 to 2001 — that’s too long.

“The reconstruction will
improve morale. Officers now

have this hope, this burning desire
that based on their qualifications,

: that the top is in view and we can
‘get there if we want to. There’s no

shortage when it comes to quali-
fied persons,” he said.

The government. last week
asked 16 senior officers. to retire,
reportedly offering them sub-
stantial severance packages.

Younger officers have now
been promoted, including recent-
ly returned officers Ellison
Greenslade and Marvin Dames,
while the upper echelons of the
organisation have been, signifi-
cantly slimmed down.

Inspector Sands said the asso-
ciation approves of this move as
there were simply “too many
chiefs” under the structure put in
place by the former government.

He explained that with 10

- Assistant Commissioners, there

were “Assistant Commissioners
without portfolios, getting in one
another’s way, and one another’s
areas of concern.’

Scientists to investigate shoreline of Long Island

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foreign team of scientists led by
principal scientist Dr Kathleen
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Long Island up until January
14. This work is funded by the
Earthwatch Institute and is part
of a 10-year project studying the
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Bahamas.

Since 2001 Earthwatch vol-
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focus” has' now been brpueut

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“We almost had as many Assis-

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It said it “believes the steps
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History repeating itself?

ON THURSDAY The Miami Herald
reported an interesting court case that result-
ed in two brothers, described as “once pillars
of the community”, being sent to prison for
nine years because of fraud.

We didn’t find the case interesting because
two seeming paragons of virtue had been
found wanting. Today such a social tragedy is
becoming more common and after Bernie
Madoff’s $50 billion scandal — considered

the world’s largest hedge fund fraud — noth-

ing surprises.

However, what did make us sit up and
think was the judge’s reason for handing
down a harsh sentence, despite South Flori-

da’s leaders pleading for leniency because of —

the brothers’ active participation in many
South Florida charities.

US District Judge Patricia A Seitz said
the brothers had been “two-faced for too
long” in bilking Kendall Regional Medical
Centre out of $5 million in a fraud that lasted
14 years, according to The Miami Herald.

The judge explained to the brothers’ sup-
porters that she had to be stern because she
did not want Miami to crumble as happened
to the Roman Empire, because of a lack of
“civic virtue.”

And it is that lack-of “civic virtue” that is
threatening our whole Western. civilization,
not just the city of Miami.

From tiny hamlets ‘spread among. Italy’ s
lakes and mountains a hardy race was born.
They grew in numbers and organised mighty
armies that eventually conquered and ruled
the then known world. Three hundred years
later mighty Rome had fallen. It has been
noted that many nations had not lasted as
long as it took Rome to fall. For centuries his-
torians have followed that 300-year slow

‘death, from pinnacle to grave, to try to dis-
cover what brought down that once mighty
western empire that is the bedrock of our
own civilization.

Some historians blamed it on the malarial
swamps around Rome whose mosquitoes
infected and decimated the population. Oth-
ers pointed to the barbarian hordes from the
north, which descended on a defenceless peo-

ple and crushed their cities. English historian —

Edward Gibbon blamed it on Christianity —

a warlike race had turned soft when it learned

to “turn the other cheek.”
All of these were a part of the collapse,
but none was the cause. The cause lay in the

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venality. As American historian Will Durant
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“Moral disintegration had begun with the
Roman conquest of Greece, and had culmi-
nated under Nero; thereafter Roman morals
improved, and the ethical influence of Chris-
tianity upon Roman life was largely a whole-
some one. It was because Rome was already
dying that Christianity grew so rapidly. Men

. lost faith in the state not because Christiani-

ty held them aloof, but because the state
defended wealth against poverty, fought to
capture slaves, taxed toil to support luxury,
and failed to protect its people from famine,
pestilence, invasion, and destitution; forgiv-
ably they turned from Caesar preaching war
to Christ preaching peace, from incredible
brutality to unprecedented charity, from.a
life without hope or dignity to a faith that
consoled their poverty and honoured their
humanity. Rome was not destroyed by Chris-
tianity, any more than by barbarian invasion;
it was an empty shell when Christianity rose
to influence and invasion came.”

It is frightening to study the final collapse

’ of Rome’s western empire and compare it

to what is happening in our world today.
There are so many similarities that weak-
ened that-empire and is now weakening ours.
In addition to unbridled immorality and

. crime, Rome’s.economy was on-the same

downward slide that we see all around us
today. Trade was in confusion; the empire’s
imports were higher than its exports, the trea-
sury was being bled to support its armies,
high taxation, immigration of capital and
labour, and among many other ills, its courts
needed reform.

Some even blamed it on the weather. St
Cyrian, writing in 250 AD, in answer to the
charge that Christians were the source of the
empire’s troubles, could have penned the fol-
lowing as a commentary of today’s world:

“You must know that the world has grown
old, and does not remain in its former vigour.
It bears witness to its own decline. The rain-
fall-and the sun’s warmth are both diminish-
ing; the metals are nearly exhausted; the hus-
bandman is failing in the fields.”

As the Bible says “there is no new thing
under the sun.’

No wonder Judge Seitz, in her own small
way, is trying to stop history repeating itself in
South Florida. It would be cause for great
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Improvements
badly needed

at Department
of Road Traffic

EDITOR, The Tribune.

- As Bahamians we usually
tend to procrastinate especially
when it comes to the renewal
of our driver’s license as well
as the inspection and licensing
of our vehicles.

Last week on New Year’s eve
many Bahamians flocked the
Department of Road Traffic to
ensure that their vehicles were
licensed and inspected before
New Year’s day in order to
parade our prestigious streets
in an orderly and legal manner.

I myself was one of those
individuals.

As J arrived to the depart-
ment’s headquarters on Thomp-
son Blvd the place was disas-
trous and the wait seemed nev-
er ending.

Then I wondered why were
the inspection officials on the
exterior of the Clarence A Bain
building moving at.a moderate
pace; it was because of the
department’s lack of manage-
ment.

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Once the inspection segment
of the licensing process was
completed disgruntled and
impatient people flocked to the
interior to continue and finalise
the licensing process.

The line for written docu-
mentation and processing
moved at a satisfying speed.

The other line which served
for the collection of funds and
distributions of additional
licensing stickers was over-
crowded and somewhat stag-
nant; this particular line
stemmed from the inside to the
parking lot.

It was so uncontrollable and
confusing. that a police officer
had, to manage the positioning
and direction of both lines.

The area for payment has
only been designed to occupy
a limited capacity and it has evi-

dently surpassed that expectan-
cy.

Many issues that “we the peo-
ple” of the Bahamas face at our
Government agencies are reme-
dial and can easily be dissolved
through simplicity and a little
common sense.

The problem was that there
were four clerks preparing the
documents on one line and
there were only two cashiers on
the other.

You didn’t need a degree to
determine what the problem
was.

My suggestions to the depart-
ment’s headare: make analyti-
cal assessments periodically to
see where improvements are
drastically needed in order to
ensure effective and efficient
service to the Bahamian peo-

_ ple and use a little common

sense.

ELKIN SUTHERLAND Jr
Nassau,
January 8, 2009.

Pleading Vilnaire Destine’s case for

I wish to plead the case for a

good Haitian friend of mine,
who has applied for perma-
nent residence in the
Bahamas. His name is Vil-
naire Destine.

‘Vilnaire has lived in the
Bahamas for approximately
23 years, and he has been an
upstanding member of society
here in Abaco, and a dedicat-
ed employee to his employer
since I have known him, which
has been for the last twenty
years or thereabout.

As. directed, he completed
an interview with Immigration
officials here in Abaco last
January (2008), but to date he
has not heard anything back
from them.

I know there are many
Bahamians who have very
poor opinions about, and atti-
tudes toward Haitians.

- However, I am willing to
stake my own reputation on
the fact that Vilnaire is not

merely a decent Haitian
national, but rather a decent
and solid member of Bahami-
an society here in Abaco.

I wish to ask your vast read-
ing audience what some of the

qualifications should be for .

persons seeking permanent
residence in our country.

Let me offer a few of my
own:

The applicant should:

(1) have lived in “ihe

Bahamas for at least ten years;.

(2) have a good basic
understanding of our form of
government;

(3) have a steady form of
income — a job;

(4) speak fluent English;
and so on.

Vilnaire possesses.all of the
above requirements and then
some, such as —

(a) he owns his own car
which he pays licensing and
insurance fees on;

(b) he pays a mortgage — to
a local Bahamian bank — for a
house he built on private land

‘permanent residence in the Bahamas

EDITOR, The Tribune..

that he bought;

(c) his children attend pri-
vate school, which is not
cheap;

(d) he is extremely trust-
worthy;

(e) he is educated, oe
speaks French and a bit of
Spanish, and English obvious-

y;

(f) he has ambition;

(g) he is not a burden to
Bahamian taxpayers;

(h) for all intents and pur-
poses he is a Bahamian.

Finally, I wish to implore
our Immigration Department
— to whom I have sent a simi-
lar letter — to give the great
gift of permanent residence to
Vilnaire Destine this Christ-
mas.

It is a gift he strongly desires
and deserves.

- WILLIAM (BILLY)
’ ROBERTS
Abaco,
Bahamas,
December 10, 2008.

Scotia Bank’s ‘Dream Team’

EDITOR, The Tribune. —

Please permit me a little
space in your prestigious col-
umn to direct a deserving
spotlight onto a small section
at Scotia Bank’s Main Branch.

Usually, I’m not easily
impressed, however, in this
section. great things are. hap-
pening.

There, diligence, hard work
and good results are so-com-

mon-place that they may eas-
ily be taken for granted.
Instead of making that mis-
take, however, by assuming
that the individuals who com-
prise the section’s brilliant
team know that I, a frequent
customer, appreciate their
commitment to service, I
thought it best to lift my pen
to express this view.

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supporting cast that assists me
on a regular basis and, at
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years: Mrs C Christie, Ms
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These individuals are all
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surcharge
rate since
May 2007

THE Grand Bahama Power }
Company has announced that
the fuel surcharge for January :
2009 has dropped to 5.4 cents ;
per kWh. i

The company noted that this :
is the fourth consecutive month- }
ly decline and that the rate has :
now reached its lowest since :
May 2007. .

This was attributed to the ;
dramatic drop in fuel oil prices ;
on the worldwide market late :
last year. i

The current rate reflects the :
price of fuel purchased in ;
November 2008 i

The dramatic decline in the }
surcharge started right after the :
September peak of 24.5 cents }
per kWh noted Tony Lopez, :
Vice President of Finance, for }
Grand Bahamas Power Com- }
pany. “This decline represents-a :
78 per cent reduction from the :
September peak and also rep- 3.
resents a.savings of $114 for the
average customer using :
600kWh per month.” ;



Acting Deputy Commissioner Marvin Dames



LOCAL NEWS

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

missioner Marvin Dames officially took
command as the new police chief here
on Grand Bahama on Monday.

Mr Dames said he is excited about his
new appointment and will work to
improve the quality of life on the island
for residents and visitors.

“We have a lot of work to do and we
will start right away,” he said during a
press conference held at Police Head-
quarters. '

“We are going to look at the priority
issues and we will deal with them one
by one with the hope that we can bring
the level of. crime down within this
beautiful community, and reduce homi-
cides, take more firearms off the streets,
and put drug traffickers and dealers
behind bars and deal with all those per-

Ferguson said Mr.Dames met with
police officers on Grand Bahama today.
Mr Dames is among the six officers

FREEPORT - Acting Deputy Com- |

sons who have no respect for the law.” .
Commissioner of Police Reginald °

who were appointed to the top ranks
as part of a major restructuring of

.the senior command of the Royal

Bahamas Police Force.
Assistant Commissioner of Police

Eugene Cartwright and Chief Super--

intendent of Police Basil Rahming of
Grand Bahama were among the 15

officers who accepted government’s
_ offer to voluntarily retire. '

Chief Superintendent Emrick Sey-

mour replaces Mr Rahming as sec-.

ond in command of Grand Bahama.

Concern

Mr Dames said his primary con-
cern as police chief is ensuring that
the citizens of Grand Bahama and
those who visit the island are secured.

One of‘his first priorities is to
increase police visibility here on the
island. .

“We will work relentlessly to
ensure that we can continue to
improve the quality of life on this

‘island. You have my assurance of

that,” he said.

The new Grand Bahama police
chief officially takes command

“We have a core of officers here -
who are committed just as any officer
anywhere in the Bahamas and every-
where else in the world

“You will be seeing a lot of me, I
will be in all of the communities.

“I am your servant and I will be
open to any of your concerns, any
issues you may have because we have
a tremendous task ahead of us.”

Mr Dames said his experience in
Canada with the Toronto Police Ser-
vice, as well as his experiences in
Montreal, Ontario, and New York
have been very beneficial.

“It was a tremendous experience. I
looked at all aspects of policing from
management of major city police ser-
vice to dealing with crime related
issues and dealing with community
related issues.

‘““T hope the experience I would
have garnered over the past year, that
I can bring some of those positive

- experiences here to Grand Bahama
and improve on policing services in
Grand Bahama and by extension the
police service throughout RBPF,” he
said.

Despite this great news for

Claim that eight laid-off from Sandals ‘weren’t
properly registered as hotel union officials’

~ consumers, the Grand Bahama

Power Company encourages
customers to continue to prac-
tice energy conservation given
the uncertainty of future oil
prices.

Inter-American
Development .

Bank forum

@ By LLOYD ALLEN

Tribune Staff Reporter

AN INTER-AMERICAN
Development Bank forum on
improving public budget
processes was held in Nassau
yesterday, bringing together
several'public-finance repre='
sentatives from throughout
the region. sob te

The day-long session, held
at the British Colonial
Hilton, addressed specific
budgetary challenges shared
by Caribbean and Latin
American countries, with
results-based budgeting at
the top of the agenda.

Zhivargo Laing, State

Minister for Finance said dur- :

ing the meeting’s opening
that significant amounts of
capital and resources are
invested in public budget
processes. :

Mr Laing said because
most budget revenue comes
from consumer taxes, the
public is becoming more

aware of budgeting practices. | :

He said: “The extent to
which we in the region and in
the wider hemisphere are
able to embrace policies. ..

that help us to truly have an -

evidence-based performance
measurement for the way we
conduct our affairs in respect
to the budget, is the extent to
which we are able to-deliver

- the results.” ;
IDB country representative

Oscar Spencer said that
beginning in 2001, the IDB
launched several regional
policy dialogue programmes
to assist developing states.
Some of these include:

‘trade and integration, central

banks, poverty and social. ,

protection, environment, nat- 4
‘ural disasters, and science

and technology.

Mr Spencer said: “The pur-
pose is to promote dialogue
between member countries
on the issue of budgeting for
results, managing for results,
and it seeks to bring practi-
tioners in the region together
to discuss and share experi-
ences and lessons learned.”

Five countries took part in
the sub-regional initiative:
the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti,
Dominican Republic.and
Belize.

Dr Allan Schick, a profes-
sor from the University of
Maryland’s school of public
policy, consulted with the
group and provided findings
and analysis from a multina-
tional study on budget prac-
tices.

Although no legislation is
expected to result from the

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

peeebeceees

EIGHT people claiming
to be executive members of
the Bahamas Hotel Mainte-
nance and Allied Workers

- Union who were laid-off
from Sandals in what trade
unionist Obie Ferguson
called a “union-busting tac-
tic”, were never properly
registered as officials of that
union, it has been alleged.

_The eight executives,
?~ including president Lynden

4» Taylor, were among 150 laid
: off from Sandals in Decem-
ber last year. ©

Allegations of irregulari-

ties in their positions
appeared in letters dating
from 2006 to late 2008 from
the founder of the union to
the Department of Labour,
Obie Ferguson and Mr Tay-
lor.
' A Ministry of Labour
source confirmed yesterday
that, as claimed in the let-
ters, union founder Shavon

Bethel was and remains reg-
istered as the interim presi-
dent of the union, rather
than Mr Taylor.

Letters

Mr Bethel suggested in
his letters to the Depart-
ment of Labour in 2008 that
he never submitted the

names of any Sandals work-

ers to be registered as offi-
cials of thé union prior to
his resignation as president
in 2006. :
Meanwhile, he hit out at
Mr Taylor and Mr Ferguson
in letters to each for
attempting to, conduct
BHMAWU union business
“without his consent.”



However, the claims made
in the letters were chal-
lenged by Mr Ferguson,
who alleges that “the union
does not belong to an indi-
vidual.”

He maintained that Mr
Bethel formally resigned as
president of the union in
2006 and if he remains reg-

istered with the department -

as the organisation’s presi-
dent “then there’s some-

_thing fundamentally wrong.”

Mr Ferguson said Mr
Bethel registered the San-
dals workers with the

- department prior to his

departure, quoting what he
said were the minutes of a
July 3, 2006 meeting held by

Mr Bethel with the board ©

members,

“He was the only officer
who was not an employee
of Sandals,” said Mr Fergu-
son, adding that it was
therefore natural that the
union would continue in his
absence. :

But a labour source sug-
gested to The Tribune that
the alleged irregularities in
their executive status may
have reflected Sandals’ deci-
sion to remain silent in the
face. of calls for the rein-
statement of the eight
employees.

Mr Bethel claims to have
founded the BHMAWU
with 11 other individuals
employed at the Holiday
Inn and the former Sun
International hotel.

He told the Department
of Labour in 2008 that
despite a series of meetings
with Sandals staff members
between June and July 2006
the BHMAWU’s involve-
ment with Sandals workers
ultimately. came to an end
— in part, he felt, because
there was “too much out-





side influence” from others.
He claimed he “never
submitted any names from
any employees from the
Sandals Resort to the
Department of Labour, or
the Registrar of Trade
Unions informing them that
these are the list of persons —
who have been selected to
serve as interim officers pri-
or to resigning.”

And he alleged that his
resignation was only from
‘the position of “president -
dealing with Sandals work-

“ers” and’ that he did not’
7 “give the union up.” s

si. Mr Ferguson suggested



this assertion was nonsensi-
cal and alleged that the for-
mer president only moved
to reassert his control over

“ the union after his employ-

ment at a government
agency ended.

- Thanks

He pointed to the fact
that Mr Bethel expressed

‘his thanks to “all of the

interim’ executive officers”
in his letter notifying one of
them: of his. resignation in
July..2006.as. evidence that

“he-recognised'he had'‘sent

the individuals’ names to
the government for regis-
tration prior to resigning.
This information comes
days after Mr Ferguson
called a press conference in
which he hit out at Labour
Minister Dion Foulkes and
Sandals for failing to rehire
the alleged executive offi-
cers.
Prior to the lay-offs at
Sandals, the BHMAWU
and the Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union were battling
“over which union would get”’
ankO gepresent the, hotel's

oWOrkers.




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Bishop William M. Wilson
Executive Director
International Centre For
Spiritual Renewal

forum immediately, the IDB
and the Bahamas government
said they expect greater bud-
get efficiency as a result of
the initiative.

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Downturn may result in ‘bold changes’ in Bahamas business

THE downturn in the economy may
result in “bold changes” in the way the
Bahamas does business, President of the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Dion-
isio D’ Aguilar said.

Speaking at a press conference to
announce plans for the 18th Annual
Bahamas Business Outlook last week,
Mr D’ Aguilar said:

“T think that our business community is
crying out for some dynamic change and
wants that change to take place. And
maybe the fact that we are going into a
recession and there is all this doom and
gloom coming out of the United States,
we will say ‘okay, now is the time that we
can make these bold changes’.”

Mr D’Aguilar, who is also president

PROSPECTUS

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

of Super Wash Laundromat and a certi-
fied public accountant by profession, will
be one of the featured presenters at the
much anticipated Bahamas Business Out-
look, which continues to attract some of
the brightest minds from various fields to
focus on ways to improve the Bahamas.

The Chamber president’s speech at
this year’s Bahamas Business Outlook
will focus on “Doing Business in the
Bahamas, the Challenges and Possible
Solutions.”

“It seems like we are very much a sta-
tus quo group of people, and the fact
that you attempt to change and challenge
the status quo sometimes brings up a lot
of resistance. And as a result we tend to

back off very quickly,” he said.

Joan Albury, president of the Coun-
sellors Limited, said she is delighted that
the Bahamas Business Outlook is now
into its 18th year.

“We are really thankful to our speak-
ers and to our sponsors and to the media
who’ve really supported Business Out-
look over the years.”

Ms Albury said. this year, despite of
the predictions, she believes that at the
Outlook will help persons discover strate-
gies that they can focus on, that will real-
ly help businesses, and individuals get
through 2009.

Therefore, she said, Counsellors have
decided on a very positive theme for its
annual Outlook - “Effective Strategies
for A Strong Economic Rebound.”

BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032 AND 2033

ISSUE OF B$107,226, 000.00 .

Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized. by Resolutions of the House of Assembly,

14th June, 2008.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 8th January, 2009 and

The Registrar

The keynote address at this year’s -

Bahamas Business Outlook will be deliv-
ered by Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, who will outline his government’s
plans for 2009.

Also addressing the event will be
Sarkis Izmirlian, Chairman and CEO, of
Baha Mar, who is expected to make an
announcement about the future of the
Cable Beach resorts.

Minister of Tourism Senator Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace will address the
Bahamas Business Outlook for the 18th,
time. The Outlook will also feature a
number of other presenters including
Lawrence Bascom, an independent con-
sultant to the Goldman Sachs Urban
Investment Group. ,

THE TRIBUNE





PRESIDENT OF the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce Dionisio D’Aguilar addresses a
press conference organised by Joan Albury,
president of the Counsellors Limited.

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BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK. 2028, 2029 , 2030, 2031, 2032 AND 2033



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THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 7



Contractor criticises workers who

complained they had not been paid





ABOVE: The Bahamas delega-
tion which travelled via Defence
Force aircraft. The use of the air-
craft was signifigant in cutting
costs for the visit to Jamaica.

LEFT: Viewing the EM System.
Pictured from left: Senator
Arthur Williams, Minister of
State, Ministry of National Secu-
rity, Jamaica, Minister Turn-
quest, Mrs June Spencer-Jarret,
Assistant Commissioner of Cor-
rections, Jamaica.

Turnquest observes the
Jamaican govt’s electronic
monitoring pilot project

NATIONAL Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest led.a delegation
of government officials to Jamaica
to observe the country’s electronic
monitoring pilot project as it pre-
pares to launch a pilot project in
the Bahamas.

Parliament adopted legislation to
permit the electronic monitoring of
offenders in November, and gov-
ernment plans to launch ‘its own
pilot project in the next few months.

An alternative to incarceration,
electronic monitoring could impact
recidivism among offenders, over-
crowding in prisons, money spent
in corrections of offenders and the
supervision of offenders, propo-





nents say.

The system could also help to
maintain the family unit, provide a
smooth transition for those leaving
an institution, allow: offenders to
maintain employment and support
their families.

And it could cut the cost of hous- .
ing inmates, currently around $35
per day per inmate, by almost 50
per cent, Mr Turnquest said.

As Jamaica was able to learn of
Bahamian legislation for electronic

“monitoring, the Minister was able to
see first hand the work of Califor-
nia-based Dilieu Technology that
implemented the first phase of the
two year Jamaican Electronic Mon-
itoring Project in Jamaica in
November 2008 and ‘completed it
on Saturday. It is one of the four
companies to have expressed an
interest in providing the system in

stration of tagging an offender.

the Bahamas.

The Jamaican EM System is
administered by the government
department of corrections, and in
preparation for the pilot project cor-
rections officials and probation after
care workers were trained in tag-
ging and monitoring.

A monitoring centre was estab-
lished, equipped with computers
configured for monitoring and
tracking.

And because Jamaica does not
have the legal framework for the
EM System, volunteers were select-
ed to participate in the pat pro-
ject.

The first volunteers were tagged

"in November, and now 48 volun-

Bahamian judo documentary
wins international award



AN INTERNATIONAL award-winning documentary on the sport .

of Judo will premier locally tonight.

At 7pm, Cable 12-will show the documentary: Be Inspired - Howa
Small country can win at Judo.

Through interviews and background footage the documentary shows
how Judo, is impacting Bahamian families, the Bahamian school system,
the Special Olympics, social development programs as well as devel-
oping elite athletes.

The documentary, produced late last year, led to the Bahamas Judo
programme winning an award of $15,500 from the International Judo
Federation.

Judo is the Olympic Sport of Japanese wrestling. It is quickly becom--

ing a mainstream sport in the Bahamas, and is actively practiced by hun-
dreds of students at more than 30 different locations.

"It is one thing to tell people about the work you are doing with
sport, but it is another thing to actually show them," said D'Arcy
Rahming, president of the Bahamas Judo Federation (BJF).

"Judo builds confidence and self-esteem, while teaching people

about their strengths, weaknesses and limitations. The international -

community is impressed that we are able to deliver these benefits
while developing competitive elite athletes,” he said.

The documentary was made possible by a $6,000 grant from Cable
Cares to the Bahamas Junior Open which will be held on February 7.

The film features Director of Catholic Education Claudette Rolle and
former chief superintendent of Police Keith Bell, who both extol the
virtues of a structured discipline programme for the country.

Other parents tell of how Judo programme is their children with
banker Joerg Schlueter explaining how the Judo programme in the
Bahamas is comparable to those in Britain and Germany.

Bahamas Judo has also received a $10,000 donation from Lyford Cay
Foundation; $2,500 from First Caribbean Bank, $1,000 from Royal
Bank of Canada and has been aided in the preparations for the Feb-
ruary 7 tournament by numerous families and friends.

Mr Rahming said anyone interested in helping with the event can call
364-6773 or contact the BJF at www.bahamasjudo.com.

NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Tommy Turnquest observes a denen:

teers have been tagged and tracking
has started throughout all parishes.
Mr Turnquest and the Bahamian
delegation were able to tour the
facility. and see the tagging, moni-
toring and tracking of volunteers in
real time throughout Jamaica’s
rugged, mountainous terrain.
Jamaican authorities indicated that
the system has successfully tracked
the movement of all volunteers.
Electronic, GPS and web-based

technology that makes it possible .

to tag, monitor and track offend-
ers. It has only recently been utilised
in the Caribbean region.






lm By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE contractor who hired
unemployed persons to clean up
the Garden Hills constituency
criticised those workers who
complained to the press that they
had not been paid.

Last week, the workers in
question called on MP Brensil
Rolle to ensure that they would
paid, but contractor Richmond
Maycock dismissed their com-
plaints as playing “political
games,

On Wednesday, The Tribune
reported that at least 13 workers
from a clean-up campaign in
Garden Hills, had not been paid
and were looking to Garden
Hills MP Brensil Rolle for their
wages. ;

According to constituency
chairperson Ursula Dean, con-
tractor Richmond Maycock was

solely responsible for hiring and

paying the workers.

“At no time did Mr Brensil/
Rolle hire anybody to perform’

clean-ups in the Garden Hills
constituency. What he did was
he hired a private contractor who
was from Garden Hills, and the





LAST WEEK, the workers in question
called on MP Brensil Rolle (above) to

t

ensure that they would paid.

only stipulation he put on him
was to hire individuals also from
the Garden Hills constituency,”
she said.

Since the completion of the
work, which occurred before the
Christmas holidays, Mrs Dean
said an invoice was received and

has since been sent to the Min-

istry of Works for payment.







The Tribune spoke with Mr
Maycock who said all but three
of the workers had been paid.

Mr Maycock said he did not
know why any of the workers
would decide to contact the press
on the matter as he had
explained that there would be a
three to four week wait for pay-
ment,

He thinks the situation was
“blown out of proportion” for
political gain, and was an attempt
to ruin the image of the Free
National Movement.

Mr Maycock explained that it
was he who suggested the project

. to Mr Rolle in an attempt to give

financial support to struggling.
community members.

He said where most commu-
nity clean-up projects offer work-
ers a maximum of $60 a day,
these workers were given much
more.

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June 14, 1941 = January 13,

2008

specialist, and doctoral degrees.

As we mark the first anniversary of the passing of our beloved Husband and Father, George Patrick Stewart,
we wish to express our heartfelt.appreciation to all who have supported, comforted, and prayed for us during

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AS usual, the Bahamas Association of
Athletic Associations spent time in church at
the beginning of the new season.

This year, they attended the Church of St
Christopher, the Martyr in Lyford Cay on
Sunday where The Venerable Keith N.
Cartwrught is the Rector and the Rev Fr
Peter A G Scott is the associate priest.

Kaas

Magic | join t Cites, Laker

NBA Today

By The Associated Press



SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Los Angeles Lakers at Hous-
ton (8:30 p.m. EST). The Lakers
(30-6) are the only Western
Conference team with 30 wins.

STARS

Sunday

— Jamal Crawford, Wartlors
scored 32 points and hit the go-
ahead 3-pointer with 11:3 sec-

onds:leftin:Golden State's .120- -

117 win over Indiana.

— Ray Allen, Celtics, scored
a season- ee 36 points, includ-
ing eight 3-pointers, to help
Boston beat Toronto 94-88.

— Andrew Bynum, Lakers,
scored a season-high 24 points,
including the go-ahead putback
hs 18.5 seconds remaining to

help Los Angeles beat Miami
108-105.

FANTASTIC FINISH

Jamal Crawford scored 32
points and hit the go-ahead 3-
pointer with 11.3 seconds left
in a pell-mell fourth quarter,
and Golden State snapped its
five-game losing streak with a
120-117 victory over Indiana on
Sunday night. The final minutes
were a sublime exchange
between Crawford and Danny
Granger. Crawford hit four 3-
pointers and didn't miss any of
his eight free throws. Granger,

who scored 15 of his career ©

high-tying 42 points in the
fourth quarter, went 14-for-14
from the free throw line and
added seven rebounds for the
Pacers.

BIG THREE-OH

The Lakers beat Miami 108-
105 Sunday to become the first
Western Conference team to 30
wins. Los Angeles (30-6)
reached the mark the same dav
as Boston (30-9) and Orlando
(30-8).

SNAPPED ©

Golden State snapped its five-
game losing streak with a
thrilling 120-117 victory over
Indiana. ... Sacramento ended
its five-game losing streak by
beating Dallas 102-95 Sunday. ...
Boston withstood a late Toron-
to rally to beat the Raptors 94-
88 and end a four-game losing
streak.

SPEAKING

"Feed the pig, that's what we
always say. He was the hot guy,
so we want to keep feeding
him."

after Ray Allen had.a season-
high 36 points in the Celtics' 94-
88 win over Toronto on Sun-
day.

| ati the We
etter (e/a) 4
on Mondays



— Boston coach Doc Rivers

on 30-victory plateau —

m@ By The Associated Press.

ADD San Antonio to the
impressive list of places the
Orlando Magic have won in this

season. ne
“And with that, add the Mag-

‘de to'a group of 30-win teams

that.also includes last year's
NBA finalists.

Dwight Howard scored 24
points, Jameer Nelson had eight
of his 22 in the final two min-
utes, and the Magic beat the
Spurs 105-98 on Sunday night.

-Hedo.Turkoglu added 21
points for the Magic (30-8), who

‘are tied with the Boston Celtics

and Los Angeles Lakers for the

NBA lead in victories. Orlando |

has won four straight and 13 of
15.

"Tt feels good," Howard said.
"We've been playing great bas-
ketball, but to come here and
beat a great San Antonio team
says a lot about our growth and
maturity."

Boston reached 30 wins first
by beating Toronto 94-88 earli-

er Sunday to snap its four-game *

losing streak. The Lakers got
there with a 108-105 victory
over Miami later in the night.
In other NBA games Sunday,
it was: Philadelphia 109,

Atlanta 94; Phoenix 109, the

Los Angeles Clippers 103;
Sacramento 102, Dallas 95; and

‘Golden State 120, Indiana 117.

The Magic have a league-
high 14 road wins, including vic-
tories in Dallas, Portland and
Utah.

with the Spurs.

"We knew the team that: of

made the stops toward the end

was going to win," Howard
said. "We came up with some -

good stops and got a good win."

Tony Parker scored 31 points

for the Spurs (24-12) but missed
a pair of layups in the final two
minutes. San. Antonio closed
the game by missing’six of sev-
en shots. ©

The Magic were 14-of-22
from 3-point range.’

"They did a great job from
the 3-point line and really
knocked them down," ‘said
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich,
whose team has the best 3-point
percentage in the NBA this sea-
son but was 3-of-13 on Sunday.
"Some nights we don't shoot as
well or get as many shots.
That's just the way it is, and
that was the difference."<.,

Celtics 94, Raptors 88

At Toronto, Ray Allen
scored a season-high 36 points,
including eight 3-pointers, and
Boston withstood a late. rally to
snap a four-game losing streak.

Allen, who made a career-
high 10 3-pointers against Char-
lotte on April 14, 2002, finished
8-for-10 from 3-point range.

Rajon Rondo had 14 points
and 11 assists and Kevin Gar-
nett added.10 points and 11

rebounds for Boston, which had -

lost seven of nine coming in.

The win Sunday. gave them.
a sweep of the season Sees

Pictured above outside the church are (I-r)
Father Scott; Frank Rahming, BAAA’s exec-

“ utive; Kermit Taylor, BAAA’s executive;
Curt Hollingsworth, BAAA’s Interum Pres-
ident; Mrs Hollingsworth with her grand-
daughter; Arch Deacon Keith Cartwright;
Rosamund Carey, BAAA’s executive;
Tyrone Burrows, BAAA’s executive; Ronald

MAC



Cartwright, BAAA’s field coach and Julie

Wilson, BAAA’s executive.

. In the back back row (I-r) are Alpheus
Finlayson, BAAA’s Past President; Anita
Doherty, GBAAA President and Ralf McK-

inney, BACO President.

The BAAA will now focus on the new
season as they host their first event for the

seen) during the first half of a game in Orlando on January 9...

Andrea Bargnani led Toron-
to with 17 points while Chris

. Bosh and Jamario Moon each

had 15.<

Lakers 108, Heat 105

At Los Angeles, Andrew
Bynum scored a season-high 24

points, including the go-ahead
basket with 18.5 seconds
remaining for Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant added 19 points
and seven assists, Pau Gasol
had 14 points and 18 rebounds
to match a career high, and

TRIBUNE SPOR}.

year on Saturday at the Thomas A Robinson

Track and Field Stadium.

The Odd Distance Track and Field Meet,
which was orginally scheduled for Saturday
past, but was postponed due to the funeral

service of the late ZNS Sports Director, Phil

at 1 pm.



‘ ORLANDO MAGIC center Dwight Howard reacts after dunking the ball in front of Hawks guard Mike Bibby (not

AP Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack

Derek Fisher had 13 points and
a season-high 11 assists as the
Lakers (30-6) won for the ninth
time in 10 games.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat
(19-17) with 27 points and nine
assists, and rookie Michael

‘Smoker’ Smith, will now take place starting





Beasley scored 17 of-his 23

points in the fourth quarter.<
76ers 109, Hawks 94
At Atlanta, Andre Iguodala

scored 27 points, and Philadel-

‘phia took advantage of Al Hor-

ford's absence to dominate near
the basket and notch its first
four-game winning streak of the
season.

The 76ers scored 56 points in
the paint and had a combined
49 points by their starting: for-
wards. Thaddeus Young added.
22 points and nine rebounds:as
the Hawks struggled without
Horford, the starting center

- who was ‘held out with a knee

injury. ;
The Hawks have lost four of

- five in January, including their:

first three-game losing streak
since Dec. 6-10. Joe Johnson:
led Atlanta with 25 points and
Mike Bibby had 22.<

Suns 109, Clippers 103

At Los Angeles, Amare

- Stoudemire overcame early foul

trouble to score 26 points, Jason’
Richardson and Grant Hill each
had 21, and Phoenix sént the
Clippers to their 11th straighy
loss.

Steve Nash had 14 points and
12 assists for the Suns; who
blew a 15-point lead before

. moving a season-best eight

games over .500. They have
won five of their last six overall,
including a 106-98 home victo-
ry over the Clippers on Jan. 2.
Shaquille O'Neal had 15

points and 10 rebounds.

Al Thornton had 23 points
and eight rebounds for the Clip-
pers, whose losing streak is their
longest since a 13- -game stretch
late in the in 2003-04 season.<

Kings 102, Mavericks: 95

At Sacramento, Calif., Kevin.

Martin scored 21 points, Fran-

cisco Garcia had seven during a
key fourth-quarter stretch, and
the Kings ended a five-game
losing streak.

Beno Udrih had 16 points,
five rebounds and six assists for
Sacramento, which hadn't won:
since. beating the Clippers 92-90
on Dec. 30.and won only its sec-
ond in its last 10 games against
the Mavericks. —

Jason Terry scored a season-
high 33 points for Dallas.<

Warriors 120, Pacers 117.

At Oakland, Calif., Jamal
Crawford scored 32 points and
hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with
11.3 seconds left, and Golden
State snapped its five-game los-
ing streak.

Kelenna Azubuike added 21
points and eight rebounds for
the Warriors, hitting a free
throw with 5.6 seconds left as
road-weary ‘Golden: State
opened a seven-game homes+
tand with its first victory since
Dec. 29.

. Danny Granger scored 15 of
his career high-tying 42 points
for Indiana in the fourth quar-
ter, including a 3-pointer that
put the Pacers up 117-116 with.
23.8 seconds left in a wild final
period that had 12 lead changes.
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LOCAL SPORTS



Tigers soar to 47-29 victory
over the Golden Eagles






































TIGERS leading scorer Kenrico”
Lockhart (with ball) was held to
just two points in the opening _
quarter, but his team still held a
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A F Adderley adjusted well to L W
Youhg’s physical style of play and
patiently bounced their way to a decisive
victory.

The Tigers cruised by the Golden
Eagles 47-29 yesterday in Junior Boys’
GSSSA basketball play at the D W
Davis Gymnasium.

Tigers’ head coach Ricardo Ferguson
called it a matter of his team forcing
the issue with their own style of play.

“Early on I felt they got caught up in
the game playing like L W in that rough
and tumble style and that is not our
game,” he said. “We have to get our
mental game together because right now
they are still making a lot of mental mis-
takes on both ends of the floor.”

The Tigers offense struggled in the
first half, and was limited by the Golden
Eagles stifling full court press.

Tigers leading scorer Kenrico Lock-
hart was held to just two points in the
opening quarter, but his team still held
a slim 11-9 advantage after the first.

The second quarter saw the A F
Adderley halfcourt defense limit the
Eagles to just one basket as they led 19-
11 at the half.

Lockhart came alive offensively in.
the second half and after posting six
points in the first, erupted for 16 of his
game high 22 points in the second.

He scored eight points in the third
and ‘his basket at the buzzer gave the
Tigers a 31-20 advantage heading into
the final quarter.

The lead ballooned to as much as 22
points in the fourth as the Golden
Eagles struggled to find consistency.
offensively. :

While Lockhart paced the Tigers,
Dario McKenzie scored 12 points while
Alvano Miller added seven.

Donovan Rolle led the Golden Eagles
with eight points.

Ferguson said he expects his team to
continue to support Lockhart on the

. offensive end with better decision mak-

_ ing...

’ “Part of our game is looking inside
to him (Lockhart), but when they col-
lapse on him I feel as if the guards could
have been a little smarter in making
adjustments,” he said. “My point guard
did not have a good day at all: Hopefully
as time goes on they will begin to gel
more and more.” poy?

Despite the win, Ferguson added that

his team still has many improvements to:

make to reach an elite level.

“Our defense is still flat and not where
I want it to be, but when we meet the
more talented teams we are going to
have to do better than we did today,” he -
said. “Just before this game, this week-
end J talked to them about breaking the
press, doing the things they need to do
like spreading the floor and passing and
later on in the game they did some of ;

_that.

“Breaking the press is something that
they know how to do...it just was a mat-
ter of time before they executed it.”

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Football Association.

in the 66th and 72nd.

minute.

In one of the two matches played at
the National Developmental Center,
Caledonia’s win-loss record climbed to
4-2, while the Dynamos dropped to 1-4.

Marcus Trail struck for two consec-
utive goals in the 2nd and 56th minute,
while Damian Neville got one in the
48th and Frank Negri added two more

Dynamos’ lone goal came in-the 6th

Teams “Pp

Caledonia
Bears
Cavalier
Sharks

Baha Juniors
Dynamos
FC Nassau



AC MILAN soccer star David
Beckham challenges for the ball
with AS Roma defender John
Arne Riise during the Italian
Serie A soccer match at the
Olympic stadium in Rome on

Sunday...

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Beckham is solid in

In the other game played, the Baha
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’ the FC Nassau an identical 5-1 loss.
Lakheem Rahming got goals in the

Caledonia pulls off 5-1 victory over Dynamos

CALEDONIA Football Club pulled
off a 5-1 victory over the Dynamos
Football Club on Sunday to remain on
top of the standings in the Bahamas



4th and 23th minutes; Andrew Pratt in
the 8th; Danny Lockhart in the 37th
and Kevin Vangehr in the 41st.

William Quintero ‘scored FC. Nas-
sau’s lone goal in the 38th.

NOTE: The BFA will be back in
action on Sunday with another double
header.

In the 1 pm opener, the Dynamos
will play Cavalier and at 3 pm, FC Nas-
sau will face the Bears.

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MILAN, Italy (AP) — David

Beckham made a surprising
start in his Italian league debut
Sunday, a solid 89-minute per-
formance for AC Milan in a 2-2
draw with AS Roma.
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"I felt good in the game, very
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city."

Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti ;

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because the former England
captain has been inactive for
two months. However, Beck-

-ham lined up alongside Andrea

Pirlo and Clarence Seedorf in
midfield.

"T don't want to have regrets
in my career," Beckham said.
"I am very lucky to have this
chance with this great club and
I want to’ enjoy it."

Inter Milan leads the league
with 43 points, followed by

Juventus with 39, Milan with 34.

and Napoli with 33.

Juventus downed Siena 1-0,
creating few chances and need-
ing a free kick by. Alessandro
Del Piero in the 33rd minute:

‘ Inter slipped up Saturday by

drawing 1-1 with Cagliari.
Napoli made.a sluggish return
after the winter break, but even-

tually moved into the Champi-

ons League. qualification places
by beating Catania 1,0. Napoli's
win put it ahead of Fiorentina,
which lost to Lecce 2-1.

Man U gets 3-0 win

over Chelsea
. LONDON (AP) —.Man-
chester United beat a major
rival for the first time this sea-
son, a 3-0 win over Chelsea that
moved the defending champi-
ons within five points of the
Premier League lead.

Nemanja Vidic, Wayne
Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov
scored at Old Trafford to give
the Red Devils 41 points, one
fewer, than -second-place
Chelsea.

United has played two fewer
games than both teams above
it because of the European
Super Cup and last month's trip
to Japan, where it won the Club
World Cup. Victories in its next
games against Wigan and
Bolton could put United on top
for the first time this season.

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United has not conceded a
goal in eight Premier League
matches and has ‘the league's
best defense with 10 goals
allowed..

Liverpool leads the league
with 46 points, four ahead of
Chelsea, which never tested
United goalkeeper Edwin van

- der Sar. This was Chelsea's first

road loss of the season. _
Ryan Giggs thought he had
set up United's opening goal in
the 45th minute after Rooney
took a. disguised short corner
by rolling the ball into play.
With Chelsea still thinking the

corner had yet to been, Giggs:

crossed the ball and Cristiano
Ronaldo headed it in.

The referee disallowed the
goal because he had not given
permission for the corner to be

taken. When he did, Vidic made -

it 1-0 with a header at the far
post.

Ronaldo set up the second
goal in the 63rd with a back-
heeled pass down the left wing
that Patrice Evra crossed for
Rooney to hit through Ashley
Cole's legs and past goalkeeper
Petr Cech. The Portugal winger
then crossed to Berbatov for an
87th-minute tap in.

Also, Maynor Figueroa

scored his first goal for Wigan in.

injury time to give his team a
1-0 win over relegation-threat-
ened Tottenham.

Real Madrid cruises to 3-0

victory over Mallorca

MADRID, Spain (AP) —
Raul Gonzalez marked his
500th Spanish league game for
Real Madrid with a goal as the
two-time defending champion
cruised to a.3-0 victory over
Mallorca.

The Spanish striker is only
the sixth player to reach the
milestone. In the 17th minute,
he used a deft backheel to make
it 2-0 with his 212th league goal.
In the third minute, Arjen
Robben slid a left-footed shot
under goalkeeper Dudu
Aouate. Sergio Ramos added
the third goal in the 66th by vol-
leying in Fernando Gago’s
cross.

Madrid joined Sevilla'in sec-
ond place with 35 points after its
third straight win under coach
Juande Ramos.

Fernando Llorente scored
two goals, including the second-
half winner, as Athletic Bilbao
rallied for a 3-2 victory at Atleti-
co Madrid.

Barcelona can stretch its
nine-point lead later Sunday
when it plays at last-place
Osasuna, while Espanyol also
played Almeria later.

Hearts reach fifth

round of Scottish. Cup

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)
— Hearts won 2-0 at 10-man
Edinburgh rival Hibernian to
reach the fifth-round of the

: Scottish Cup.

Striker Steven Fletcher was
ejected for the home team.in
the 30th minute for a late chal-
lenge on Christophe Berra.
Hearts went ahead eight min-
utes later when Christian Nade
scored from a pass by Andrew

- Driver. ©

Dundee United also pro-
gressed from the fourth round
with a 4-0 win at East Stirling.

Bordeaux beats Paris

Saint-Germain 4-0

BORDEAUX, France (AP)
— Second-place Bordeaux cut
Lyon's lead at the top of the
French league to one point by
beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-

Souleymane Diawara scored
the opening goal for. Bordeaux
in the 10th minute with a head-
er. Fernando Cavenaghi dou-
bled the lead in the 35th with his
12th goal of the season to tie
Andre-Pierre Gignac as the top
striker in the league. Yoann
Gourcuff made it 3-0 in the 71st
before Brazil's Fernando sealed
the win in the 87th: .

Defending champion Lyon
leads the league with 39 points
from 20 matches despite draw-
ing 1-1 with Lorient on Satur-
day.

Rennes stretched its unbeat-
en streak to 18 to keep third
place with 37 points, two ahead
of Marseille.














NOTES

Brent Stubbs/Tribune staff



BASKETBALL
_NPWBA

THE New Providence Wom-
en’s Basketball Association will
be back in action, starting
tonight at the DW Davis Gym-
nasium after taking a break for
the Christmas holiday.

In the 7:30pm opener, the
Junior All-Stars will play the
Cybots, followed by the Bom-
mer G Angels against the John-

_ son Lady Truckers. .

BASKETBALL
NPBA

THE New Providence Bas-
ketball Association, which
resumed play on Monday night
after taking a break for the
Christmas holiday, will be back
in action on Wednesday night at
the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

In,the 7 pm opener, the Coca-
Cola Explorers will meet the
Commonwealth Bank Giants
and in the nightcap, the Police
Crimestoppers will battle the
Entertainers.

BASKETBALL
GSSSA

THE Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association will
be back in action today at the
CI Gibson Gymnasium with a
full slate of games on tap, start-
ing at 4 pm. The junior girls and
boys will play first, followed by
the senior girls and boys.

BASKETBALL
BAISS

THE Bahamas Association
of Independent Secondary
Schools will be back in action
today at various sites beginning
at 4 pm. The junior girls and
senior boys will be playing. The
junior boys and senior girls will
play on Wednesday. .

BASEBALL
JBLN OPENER

THE Junior Baseball League
of Nassau opened it's 2009 sea-
son on Saturday at the St.

---Andrew’s Field of Dreams with

the following results Bese

COACH PITCH (7-8)°

- Diamondbacks'def. Blue Jays
14-3; Astros def. Cubs 13-1;
Athletics def. Angels 13-3.

MINOR LEAGUE (9-10)
Mets def. Red Sox 14-8;
Rockies def. Rays 8-4.

MAJOR LEAGUE (11-12)
Indians def. Marlins 6-3; Reds
def. Mariners 4-3.

J UNIOR LEAGUE (13-14)
Yankees def. Cardinals. 9-5;
Dodgers def. Twins 10-0.

SENIOR LEAGUE
Tigers def. Phillies 8-6; Pirates
def. Rangers 13-8. ;

TEE BALL (5-6) -

EXHIBITION GAMES

Sidewinders deef. Sand Gnats
22-11; Grasshoppers def. Blue
Claws 23-8; Knights def. Rap-
tors 18-16

BASEBALL

FREEDOM Farm opened its
new season over the weekend
with the following results post-
ed:

Friday

Coach pitch: =>

Bees def. Sandflies 14-3

11-12:

Hurricanes def. Divers 8-6
(team from Spanish Wells)

Saturday

Coach Pitch:

Boas def. Mosquitoes 14-4
11-12:

Wild Dogs def. Conchs 4-2;
Divers def. Iguanas 12-6
13-15: ;

Owlz def. Potcakes 8-4

Sunday

9-10:

Octopus def. Dolphins 11-10

11-12:Groupers def. Green

Parrots 10-3

13-15:

Sharks and Stingrays played
to 11-11 tie due to failing light.

The game will be completed at

a later date.

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behind the news,
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on Mondays
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‘The Tank’ withdraws from
fight due to fractured hand

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

ust when Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams |
was hoping to turn around his profes-
sional boxing career under his new man-
agement team, he got a major blow.
During practice last week, Williams suffered a
fractured left hand, forcing him to withdraw from

_ Expected to be out of action for up to four months

Friday night’s main event bout in Key West,
Florida, against American Darrel Madison, the

heavyweight champion from New York.
“Last week Monday in sparring, I suffered an

said

“The fortunate part of it, I can still go back
to the gym and do some physical workout,
but I just can’t use my left hand...”

— Sherman Williams

With his hand now in splits after having them

injury, but I didn’t realise how bad it was,”
Williams, who noted that it wasn’t until Friday
when he found out that the i injury was worse than
first anticipated.

What exactly happened?

“The sparring was going okay. I was working on
my game plan for the fight, which was to get in,
get close and work on the body,” stated Williams
yesterday after he left a bone specialist with
whom he began therapy.

“In between my body assaults, I caught an
elbow and I ended up fracturing my left hand. My
elbow swelled, we iced it up and we didn’t do
anymore sparring until Friday.”

As the pain was too much to bear when he
tried to spar again on Friday, Williams said he
“looked.good and felt good,” but when he tried to
throw the left hook, he reaggravated the injury.

Rushed to the emergency room of the hospital,
Williams said it was discovered that he had a left
hand fracture and his index finger joint had sep-
arated. ie ie

“So it’s unfortunate. l m. totally disappointed,
but when it comes to injuries, unfortunately, it’s

~ a part of what boxers go through some times,” he
stated.

re-set yesterday, Williams said he will be out of
action for the next 6-8 weeks as he was advised by
the therapist not to do anything harsh with the
hand.

“Physically I feel good. I was getting in shape,
but it’s just the mental part that I have to deal
with now,” he claimed. “I’m disappointed, but I
can’t blame anybody.

“Tt was just one of those things. I have to accept
it. I can’t pass a physical with a broken risk. I
took four days off for the Christmas holiday and
I was back in the gym after boxing day and I was
trying hard.”

If he obeys the doctor’s orders, Williams said he
should be ready for action in March or April, so
he has no other choice but to sit back and wait.

“The fortunate part of it, I can still go back to
the gym and do some physical workout, but I
just can’t use my left hand,” he pointed out.

“I won't call this a setback, just a delay. I just
want to be ready and healthy to go back out there
at 110 per cent when the injury is over.’

Williams, a native of Grand Bahama living in.

Vero Beach, Florida, said he will still attend the
boxing show because there was some promotions
for a possible show in the Bahamas that he has an



LARIKAH RUSSELL (not shown, ) Nikita Fountain (left) and Kerrie Cartwright (right) are getting ready for

Americas Zone Group One in Montreal February 4-6...

i

BLTA selects Bahamas’ best.
female trio for Fed Cup

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

THE three best female play-
ers in the country have been
selected by the Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association for the Fed
Cup in Canada next month.

But BLTA president Wesley
Rolle said they are still waiting
on confirmation from veteran
doubles specialist Mark
Knowles about whether or not
he will travel with the Davis
Cup team to Paraguay in
March.

- Rolle confirmed yesterday
‘that Larikah Russell, Nikita
Fountain and Kerrie Cartwright
are slated to travel along with
coach Sean Cartwright to Mon-
treal from February 4-6 where
they will play in the Americas
Zone Group One round robin
format. against Canada,
_ Paraguay, Venezuela, Brazil,
Colombia and Puerto Rico.
“That’s a pretty strong team

and we’re playing in the round ©
robin format, so we’re hoping"

for some good things from
them,” Rolle said. “They’re a
little more experienced, so I
think they should do extremely
well.”

The teams are expected to

be divided into two round--

round pools. The winners of
each pool will play off with the
winning team advancing to the

, World Group II players 3 in
April.

The teams finishing third in
each pool will play against each
other with the loser relegated to
Americas Zone Group II in

2010 along with the team fin-

ishing fourth in the pool of four
teams.

: As for the Davis Cup team.

heading to Paraguay from
March 6-8 for the Americas
Zone Group II tie, already
named are Devin Mullings,
Timothy Neilly, Bjorn Munroe
and Marvin Rolle.

John Farrington will be back
as the team captain.

Wesley Rolle, however, said
they are still waiting on ¢confir-
mation from Knowles as to
whether or not he will play.

If he decides to play, Rolle
said there’s the possibility that
he could team up with Marvin
Rolle to play the pivotal dou-
bles. If he decides not to make
the trip, then Marvin Rolle and
Bjorn Munroe will team up.

In any event, with the quartet
of young players already select-
ed, Wesley Rolle said he’s con-
fident that the Bahamas will be
well represented.

Marvin Rolle, like most peo-
ple are leaning on the team
going to Paraguay without
Knowles, has indicated in the
past that he’s no longer inter-

ested in playing in South Amer-

ica because of the “hostile envi-

ronment” that he played in dur-
ing past Davis Cup ties.

“We have a good chance.
Devin and BJ have proven to
be good players. They have
played at this level before, so I

feel we can play right there with -

them,” said Marvin-Rolle, who
is home working out.

With the tie being on the red
clay, Marvin Rolle said once
they can get to Paraguay and
play in a tournament or two
before the competition begins,
they should be able to make
the necessary adjustment to the
surface.

And with or without
Knowles, he indicated that the
team will be up for the task
ahead of them.

If the team wins, the
Bahamas will advance to the
semifinal against the winner of
Guatemala and the Dominican
Republic over the weekend of

. July 10-12 for the rights to get a

chance at advancing to’: Group
One in 2010.

But if the team loses, the
Bahamas will have to play the
loser of Guatemala and the
Dominican Republic in July in
a bid to avoid being relegated
to Zone I in 2010.

Last year with Knowles on
the team! the Bahamas defeat-
ed Venezuela 4-1 in the first
round of Zone II, but lost 4-1 to

_ Paraguay at the National Ten-

nis Center.







SHERMAN WILLIAMS has suffered a fractured left
hand, forcing him to withdraw from Friday night’s
main event bout against American Darrel Madison,
the heavyweight champion from New York, in Key
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Williams, aged 36, was going into his second
fight in two months. He last fought after more
than a year of inactivity on December 12 when he
won an unanimous six-round decision over Amer-
ican Andrew Greeley at the Bourbon Street Sta-
tion in Jacksonville, Florida.

His manager Si Stern, who had set up the

‘December fight as the first in a series scheduled
for this year, said it definitely wasn’t what their
promotional team had anticipated because there
was.a lot of hype surrounding the. show in Key
West.’

“I haven’t seen it, but from what I gathered, he
will be out of action anywhere from 6-8 weeks and
so by the time he’s back in the ring and training
again, he probably won’t fight ior the next 3-4
months.

“Everybody was looking forward to seeing him
down here in his first fight here,” Stern said. “But
we have to hold back and wait until it’s okay for
him to fight again.

“J had some big plans for him, but that rw has
to take a back seat until he’s better. So that is very
disappointing because this was going to be his
debut here and everybody was looking forward to

it ”

The fight was scheduled to be a part of the
ESPN Friday Night fights, but Stern said that is
also thrown out of the window because: of
Williams’ withdrawal.

Madison, a 32-year-old with a 12-1 win-loss
record, is now scheduled to take on 36-year-old
Domonic Jenkins (13-10) at the Mallory Square.




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Greg and Tanya Cash barred from legal
action without leave of court or judge

Man charged
with murder

FROM page one

not required to enter a
plea to the murder
charge. Jermaine, who
was not represented by a
lawyer, was informed by
Magistrate Rolle that the

issue of bail did not arise. .

A preliminary inquiry will
be held to determine
whether there is sufficient
evidence against Jermaine
for him to stand trial in
the Supreme Court. The
matter was adjourned to
March 10.

Jermaine was also
called on to give an expla-
nation as to why he had
failed to appear in Court
5 on July 18 in relation to
another matter. A war-
rant of arrest had been
issued after his non-
appearance. Jermaine
told the court that he
thought the matter had
been adjourned to August
2009. The warrant of
arrest was subsequently
cancelled. Jermaine was
remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison yester-
day.

E-mail
warns of
‘clean-cut
robber’

FROM page one

have any other clues. We
sent over video, we sent
over pictures and so far
we have not heard any-
thing,” he said.
The victim’s husband

said his wife with two
other employees were

‘not physically hurt from

the attack.

“TI think she and the
other two ladies, both
managers, were pretty
shaken up at the time.
We had to get her car re-
keyed and we had to do
a whole lot of things to
make her feel better

because itis never easy |

for anybody to go
through that,” he said.

The victim’s husband
said there is a huge cost
in upgrading surveillance
from those types of cul-
prits.

“We have had to hire
24-hour security and all
kinds of stuff to upgrade
security. When persons
take the couple thousand
dollars you work hard

for it makesit hard for

anybody,” he said.
Assistant Commis-
sioner of Crime, Ray-

-mond Gibson, said the
‘police are aware of what

took place as well as:the
e-mail that is being cir-
culated. —

“We know about the.
information and the e-

‘mail as well and are

looking into this mat-
ter,” Mr Gibson said.
The victim’s husband -

_said this could happen to

anybody and he just

- wants the public to be

aware of this robber.

“T told my wife that
that guy looks like he
just walked off a yacht to

me. This guy looks like

anybody. He looks nor-
mal to me and that’s
what was surprising —
that he could be any-
body,” the victim’s hus-
band said.

FROM page one

High School in October, 2002,
he and his wife have made a
number of allegations includ-
ing claims of unfair dismissal
as well as breach of human
and constitutional rights.
Senior Justice Allen ruled
yesterday that the couple was
also barred from continuing
any legal action or having any-

one initiate any proceedings -

on their behalf. Justice Allen
said that the couple could ini-
tiate proper proceedings with
leave of the court. The Attor-

ney General's Office had filed
an application in Supreme
Court against the couple,
seeking a court ruling that
they be barred from taking
any further legal action
because most of them are vex-
atious. Mrs Cash, who did not
attend court yesterday, is
receiving treatment at Sandi-
lands Rehabilitation Centre,
Mr Cash told the court.
Justice Allen noted yester-
day that accessibility to the
courts is essential to the judi-
cial system and that it was her
obligation to protect against
the misuse and abuse of the

court's processes. Before the
judgment was delivered Mr
Cash asked the court for an
adjournment, claiming that he
wanted an opportunity to
properly defend himself. Mr
Cash argued that the Attor-
ney General's case had no
merit and that denying him
the opportunity to properly
defend himself would be in
breach of his constitutional
rights.

Kayla Green-Smith of the

‘Attorney General's Office,

who appeared with Wendy
Poitier Albury, objected to the

stating that at every stage of
the proceedings the couple
had been afforded the oppor-
tunity to be heard. She told
the court that it would be

unfair to grant a further -

adjournment at that stage. Jus-
tice Allen refused the appli-
cation for an adjournment
stating that it would not be
fair to reopen the case at that
stage.

Last December the Court
of Appeal struck out an
appeal by the couple, ruling

that they had failed to file a .

proper record of appeal in
accordance with the order of

the Registrar. The couple had -
filed for an appeal for a retri-
al in their case against the
Bahamas Baptist Missionar-
ies and Education Conven-
tion. The Cashes made head-
lines last October when Pres-
ident of the Court of Appeal
Dame Joan Sawyer ordered
Mrs Cash to either publish an
apology for scandalising the
court or be jailed for con-
tempt. Mrs Cash refused to,
publish an apology. However,
she was not jailed for con-

. tempt as a differently consti-

tuted court said that the issue
was “done with.”

request for an adjournment _

PM welcomes Kenyatta |
Gibson to the governing FNM



FROM page one

Shortly before the Prime Minister’s

address, Mr Gibson himself issued a_

statement, saying that he had informed
the Speaker of the House of Assembly
of his decision to join the FNM’s Par-
liamentary caucus.

“This decision was arrived at after a
carefully conducted consultative
process, during which I listened to and
deliberated with residents of the great
Constituency of Kennedy throughout

the length and breath of the con-

stituency,” Mr Gibson said. “Every
effort was made to weigh all possible
options in the balance. Indeed my
paramount consideration was to act in
the best interest of the people of my

“The founding fathers of this Com-
monwealth had in their ranks great
Bahamians of different origins and dif-
ferent creeds. In their midst were men
who proclaimed themselves members
of different political parties. Some
were loyal PLP’s, others pledged alle-

_ giance to the FNM. Yet through their

partisan differences, their love of
“country first” was the principal and
overwhelming theme. It isin the best
tradition of those framers of our con-

stitution and co-architects of the mod- _

ern Bahamas that I have made this
decision. Rightly, I have put my coun-
try and my constituency above, ay for-
mer party,” he said.

Mr Gibson said he has no ‘reserva-
tions in stating that he believes that

-his decision to join the FNM at this

point in time is in the best interest of
his constituents and country.

“In this regard, I shall make a full
and plenary statement at the next sit-
ting of the. Parliament of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas. May God
continue to bless my constituents in
all-the communities of Kennedy and
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,”

; he said.

An official reaction-from the Gna!
sition was not available up to press
time last night, however PLP leader
Perry Christie said yesterday he will
hold a meeting today with the leader-
ship council of the PLP when they will |
discuss matters relating to the party,
including the departure of former

Kennedy independent MP Kenyatta

Gibson.

constituency.
|

Anger over
ambulance
response time to
jet-ski accident

FROM page one

James Roberts, was report-
edly a passenger on the Roy-
al Caribbean cruise ship.
According to police reports,
the victim and three other

passengers from the ship .

went to Cabbage ‘Beach on
Paradise Island where they
rented two jet skis shortly
before 1 pm Sunday.

While in the water, with .

two persons on each jet ski,

" the 20-year-old victim fell off

the back his jet ski only to be

accidentally rolled over by

the other jet ski, Assistant:
Superintendent Walter Evans

said.

Patrick Smith, a beach-goer
who made an emergency call
for an.ambulance, expressed
his anger to The Tribune
over a “20 minute ambulance
response” to the gory scene.
- “It was a very dramatic
scene — I was on the beach

and this jet ski comes out of ©

the water, and two people are
holding onto their injured
friend, basically just holding
his head together,” he said.
“He was covered in blood,
his friends were covered in
blood and you could see he
had a head injury.”

The witness said he called
for an ambulance at 2pm
from his mobile phone, but
one didn’t arrive on the scene
until about 20 minutes later.

“I just can’t understand
why it took them about 20

minutes to get there. Every- |

one knows, especially with a
head injury, you need to get
there as quickly as possible
— there's brain damage
issues, swelling of the skull,
and all that. To make it worse
all the jet ski operators
seemed more concerned with
moving their jet skis out of
the way and absolving them-
selves of responsibility, than
helping the victim.

“The whole thing was a
mess of incompetence,” said
the witness.

Yesterday Public Hospital
Field Director Paul Newbold

was said to be out of office..,

However an official at the
Public Hospital Authority
(PHA) said she would have
to inspect its call records to
determine if EMS from PHA
responded to the incident
before making a specific
statement.

The victim was taken to
hospital where he is detained
in the Intensive Care Unit in
serious condition.



A NEW satellite image of the Guantanamo Bay
prison facility, supplied by GeoEye, was col-
lected by an IKONOS satellite on Jan. 1, 2009,
from.423 miles in space as the satellite :
moved over the Caribbean from north to
south at 17,000 mph. Advisers to President-
elect Barack Obama say Monday, Jan. 12,
2009, that one of his first duties in office will
be to order the closing of the U.S. military
prison at Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay
is located on the eastern tip of Cuba.



GeoEye/AP





Obama is ‘preparing
order to close Gitmo’

@ WASHINGTON
ADVISERS to Presi-

' dent-elect Barack Obama

say one of his first duties
in office will be to order

the closing of the U.S. mil-.

itary prison at Guan-
tanamo Bay, according to
Associated Press.

That executive order is

expected during Obama’s

first week on the job —
and possibly on his first
day, according to two tran-
sition team advisers. Both
spoke Monday on condi-
tion of anonymity because
they were not authorized
to speak publicly.
Obama’s order will direct
his administration to figure
out what to do with the
estimated 250 al-Qaida and

Taliban suspects. and
potential witnesses who
are being held at Guan-
tanamo:

It’s still unlikely the
prison would be closed any
time soon.

Obama last weekend said
it would be “a challenge”
to close it even within the
first 100 days of his admin-
istration.






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Bank seeks $100m



13, 2009

capital base boost

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ank of the

Bahamas Inter-

national is likely

‘to tap the capital

markets for addi-
tional financing “soon” after its
shareholders likely approve its
ability to increase its capital
base by $100 million through
the creation of seven new pref-
erence share classes, its manag-
ing director yesterday saying
the additional funds would be
used to bolster key capital
ratios.

» Paul McWeeney said the res-
olution to create the new pref-
erence share classes, D-J, each
featuring 10,000 shares with a
par value of $1,000 each, was
intended to provide Bank of the
Bahamas International with the
necessary tools and flexibility
to bolster its capital base when-
ever the Board of Directors saw
fit.

“The intent is that we’re plan-

ning for the long-term develop-
ment and growth of the bank,
and we have to have at our dis-

* Bank of the Bahamas International seeks investor approval
to expand share capital from $50m to $150m through
seven new preference share classes

* Plans to go to market ‘soon’ after shareholder backing,
in bid to boost key capital ratio from 12.5% to 15%

* Aborted planned rights issue because of economic downturn

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Cable moves to reverse
core TV growth decline

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

_ CABLE Bahamas has
embarked on a marketing
offensive in a bid to reverse the
slowdown in its cable television
category’s growth, with the
company understood to still be
making progress on the pro-
~ posed buyout of its majority
shareholder, Columbus Com-
munications. ;
* ‘In his 2008 third quarter mes-
sage to shareholders, Brendan
Paddick, Cable Bahamas’ chair-
man, said several initiatives,
including “a wide range” of
marketing plans, were being
explored to “mitigate” the

decline 11 cable TV growth that '

was experienced in the period.
All products, he added, would
be subjected to new marketing
campaigns, including cross-
channel promotions on the
‘company’s own systems.

Still, for the first nine months
in 2008, Mr Paddick said rev-
enues generated by Cable
Bahamas’ cable TV business
had increased by 4 per cent
compared to the same period
in 2007, rising from $32.1 mil-
lion to $33.4 million.

He added that Oceans Digital
premium sales had been steady,
with some 3,400 residential cus-
tomers taking up the company’s
rental offerings for this prod-
uct.

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And for the nine months to
September 30, 2008, Cable
Bahamas saw Internet revenues
grow by 11.2 per cent, jumping
from $16.6 million to $18.4 mil-
lion.
“Compared to the same peri-
od in the prior year, Coralwave
continued to show notable
growth with an increase of 3,387

Internet subscribers or 9 per.

cent,” Mr Paddick said.

“The company has continued
its efforts in upgrading our core
broadband Internet network.
Significant improvements have
been made to our IP network
through core switching and
metro loop infrastructure
upgrades. In tandem, we have
also taken the customer care
initiatives to improve service
delivery and, ultimately,
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posal the financing instruments
necessary to allow us to raise
capital,” Mr McWeeney
explained. .

“The bank always needs to

‘be in a position where it has the -

appropriate tools to raise capital
when necessary. We just want
to be in a position with the
appropriate togls to put into
play, and assist the bank’s
growth and development.”

The BISX-listed commercial
bank did not need capital to
provide additional funds for
onward lending, Mr McWeeney
said, but instead wanted to bol-
ster a key capital ratio - total
shareholders’ equity as a per-
centage of the bank’s total
assets.

This ratio currently stood at
12.5 per cent, and Mr
McWeeney said Bank of the
Bahamas International pre-
ferred it to be around 15 per
cent. The figure had dropped
in recent years as a result of the
91.32 per cent growth in total
assets to $736.14 million the
bank had enjoyed between fis-
cal 2005 and its fiscal 2008 year-
end on June 30 last year, the
target having been assets of

- $647 million.

While the ratio drop was not
harmful to Bank of the
Bahamas International, Mr
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& By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter.

HARBOUR Island might be a recession-proof travel destination,
some Brilanders said yesterday. with its resorts ~ossibly seeing
growth during a turbulent economic year. But for realtors, who want
visitors to one day call the island home, business is slow.

_‘For Sale’ signs are currently an ubiquitous part of the Harbour
Island landscape, with numerous houses and properties displaying
their availability, and some their vacancy.

Geraldine Albury, owner of Island Real Estate, told Tribune
Business they have not made any sales as yet for the New Year, but

demand for rentals persists.

She was reluctant to blame the
real estate slowdown on the glob-

SEE page 6B

Increase in banks paying
clients’ home insurance

M@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

WITH Bahamian commercial -

banks. having seen an increase
in the number of mortgage
clients whose homeowners’
insurance they have had to take
over paying,-one institution yes-
terday told Tribune Business it
had moved to mitigate this by
placing such loans.under a
group policy.

Anwer Sunderji, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) chief execu-
tive, told Tribune Business that
most of the bank’s mortgage

clients paid the bank a monthly
premium as part of their loan.
repayments. That premium por-
tion was then placed into an
escrow account, which then paid
out the group homeowners’
insurance policy premium to the
carrier. .
- “The bulk of our homes have
the insurance covered by us,”
Mr Sunderji explained. “We
finance them. Each month, they
pay as part of their mortgage, a
premium that goes into an
escrow account. We have not

SEE page 6B

Resort growth model creating ‘obsolete relics’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has been urged to move away
from its focus on traditional mega-resort projects
as an economic growth/development tool, a report
on long-term planning needs warning that such
facilities are often unsustainable and can degen-
erate into “obsolete and unmanageable relics”.

The Planning Abaco report, a document pro-
duced by students from US-based Andrews Uni-
versity’s School of Architecture, with guidance
and assistance from private sector professionals,
took Nassau as an example of an island that was
being, “increasingly defined by its dysfunctional
settlement patterns”, with tourists visiting resorts
that weie effectively “artificial islands” far
removed from Bahamians and their culture.

The report, which was sanctioned by Earl
Deveaux, minister of the environment, in rec-

SEE page 4B

tock Brokerage
* Corporate Finance
* Investment Management

|e Trusts & Estate Planning

* Mega-resort failures have ‘devastating
effect’ on Bahamian jobs, island economies
and environment, with their nature imposing -
often-unsustainable burdens on nation’s
infrastructure

* Planning Abaco urges eco-tourism focus,
with renewable energy focus saving $800,000
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* Embrace of US-style planning and move away
from traditions root cause of Nassau woes,
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Commission hopes for two to

three month Act consultations



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Securities Commission
is hoping that industry consul-
tation on the revised Securities
Industry Act and its accompa-
nying regulations will take only
two to three months, once the
draft version is released to the
sector.

Although declining to give a
timeline on when the proposed
legislation would be released
for feedback, Hillary Deveaux,

the Securities Commission's ,

executive director, told Tribune
Business. ‘We got the draft reg-
ulations from the consultant.
We have reviewed it and sent it
back, and are waiting for the
consultant to respond. Once
that happens, we will go
through the industry consulta-
tion process.

“We will hopefully get a draft
we can then push out to the
industry for consultation, and
hopefully consultation will be
between two to three months.
Once that is completed, we will
have the Act ready to go to Par-
liament and the regulations
complete to go to the Minister.”

Tribune Business under-
stands that the Securities Com-
mission is eyeing a timeline
towards the end of the 2009 first
quarter for the release of the
draft Act and its regulations to
the private sector.

The revised Securities Indus-
try Act was released for indus-
try consultation at the end of

January 2008, without the reg-

ulations. The plan was to draft
the regulations in ‘parallel’ with
the Act’s review, leading some
to argue that the Government
and Securities Commission
were looking for the industry
to draft the regulations for
them.

While the Act sets out the
legal parameters and-frame-
work for oversight; it is the
accompanying regulations that
give it enforcement: teeth, With+



out the latter, the Act cannot
be implemented and brought
into law, and this was one issue
that gave the securities indus-
try cause for concern. As a
result, it was withdrawn from
consultation.

A major concern voiced by
many in the Bahamian capital
markets was that the regulations
were critically important, given
that provisions omitted from
the first Securities Industry Act
— such as trading from a bro-
ker’s own account and the short
selling prohibition — were sup-
posed to have been transferred
to the regulations. If anything,
this increased the void caused
by the regulations’ non-release
and non-development.

The Securities Commission
opted to place the main require-
ments and real details into the
regulations and rules it can
make, leaving the legislation to
set out the general obligations,
so it could better keep pace with

evolving international best prac-

tices and global standards.
Placing the main details into
the regulations is designed to
enable the Securities Commis-
sion to avoid having to seek
Parliamentary approval every

time any change — however.
minor — is needed to the Act;.

thus avoiding time-consuming
delays.

ThexAct has long been seen:

Top doctor set to
address conference

' ONE of the
country’s lead-
ing ophthal-
mologists and
businessmen,
Dr.. K.
Jonathan
Rodgers, will
present the
topic ,}{
“Thoughis on |
the Manage- |
ment of the
Present Eco-
nomic Recession, at the upcom-
ing Bahamas Business Outlook
conference, which will be held
on January 15 at the Wyndham
Nassau Resort.

“My talk will outline my
thoughts as to how Govern-
ment can and should make bet-

ter use of fiscal and monetary.

policy to help stimulate our
economy,” said Dr Rodgers.
“I will also review some of
the current structural econom-
ic deficiencies in our economy
that will hinder our recovery
from the recession, as they have
hindered it in the past, and will

‘for ad tate



continue to retard economic
growth in the future unless they

are addressed and rectified. '

Solutions to these deficiencies

. are also proposed.”

Dr Rodgers went into private
practice in 1984, establishing
Pearle Vision in Nassau. He
was educated in the United
Kingdom, attending St Bart’s
Medical School, London Uni-
versity and furthered his Oph-
thalmology training at the Uni-
versity of Toronto, followed
there by fellowships in his spe-
cialty.

He obtained several post-
graduate diplomas, is a fellow
of the Royal College of Sur-
geons, and fellow of the Royal
College of Ophthalmology. His
appointments are inclusive of
Consultant Ophthalmologist at
Memorial University, St John’s,
Newfoundland and at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
herein Nassau.

Since 1996 he has also acted
as associate medical staff mem-
ber at Mt Sinai Hospital in
Toronto, Canada.



as ‘lacking teeth’ when it comes
to the regulatory and enforce-
ment powers provided to the
Securities Commission. Other
weaknesses identified include
the absence of a Takeover Code
to regulate the acquisition of
majority stakes in Bahamian
public companies, protection
and safeguards for minority
shareholder rights, and the
absence of power to compel
Bahamian companies to make
timely disclosures on material
events or changes.

The new legislation will clar-
ify and specify the activities all
participants in the Bahamian
capital markets are engaged in
and licence them accordingly,
whereas the current Securities
Industry Act only talks about

different categories of market °

participant.

For example, the Securities
Industry Act 1999 makes provi-
sion for four classes of bro-
ker/dealer from one to four, but
categories three and four have
never been used, one and two
having been sufficient to date.

The draft legislation will also
stipulate corporate governance
provisions, with, all directors,
officers and employees of pub-
lic companies complying with
and adhering to a Code of Busi-
ness Conduct and Ethics. And
all securities issuers, registered
firms and market participants
will have to, from the outset,
notify the Securities Commis-
sion of who they have appoint-
ed as external auditor.

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services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth Management, Capital
Markets and Treasury. We are the largest regionally listed_bank.in the English-speaking _
Caribbean with over 3,500 staff, 100 branches and banking centres, and offices in 17.
regional markets, serving 800, 000 active accounts. We a are re fooking to fill the following

positions:

DIRECTOR, ey dU VHLe) hy | al

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Email applications to Deangelia Deleveaux, HR Business Associate -
(Email address: deangelia. cee .

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develop, review, revise and enact the overall long-term strategy of the Ghats Centre of Excel Jehce for the Bank i in the region.
* Embed best practices and veer a strong team of Desaicr personnel thati is Rrowledgeatle, experienced and efficient in processing of

bank's business.

* Lead the global transition of the Operations from the present structure to the ‘Centre of Excellence. ‘
* Lead, develop and motivate a team of Operations Heads of the specialised businesses, such as Card Operations, Treasury Operations and

International Business Operations, in order to achieve the overall objectives and goals of the business.

-» Deliver key regional specialised Operations functions of the Operations Department, including | but not limited to Centralised cnties:
International Banking, Treasury Operations, Card Operations, Wealth Management Cotte Asset Management ‘Operations, Capital
Market Operations, Custadial Services, ett.

® Partner with Technology, Change Management and key business and support functions i in order to pote a high level of productivity and

operational efficiency.

_@ This role fs critical to success of the Bank in materially reducing its unit cast pet transaction wand i Srovding consistent high- Quality service to its

CUMOMEPS.

PREREQUISITES:

* Extensive knowledge of the Banking busi yess with specific emphasis o on n Loans, Remitlances, interational Banking, Treasury and Cards.
* Proven track record of achievement in the specialised Operations arena that contributed | to the overall growth and profitability of the bank.
* Well-ceveloped relationship management and negotiation skills with senior level executives ¢ area must.
« Well-developed business analysis and problem-solving skills are a must.
_ « Well-developed planning and project management skills are amust.
«Fair understanding of Compliance, Legal, Audit and Information Technol ogy is requited.
* Fair Krew! eae of the products policies and processes of the Bank's business and suppor units ba must.

Sar TIT

i KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

| Email applications to Deangelia Deleveaux, HR Business —
(Email address: deangelia APleveaux@frstiarbeanbank co)

¢ Responsible for achieving the goals and tage set for the sector, and ‘maintaining exceptionally high quality of delivery to internal and

external customers,

maintaining a fully controlled environment.

* Lead the Operations areas responsible for t ne execution ofa i banking trans

_@ Responsible for Operationat processing activities in the Bahamas, Cayman, TCI, BVI, Jamaica and Belize.

-» Lead, motivate and develop a team of Operations, Managers and their staff within the FirstCaribbean Operations Centres; including Regional
Processing Centres for the Ba hamas and Jamaica, International Payment, Centres, Records Centres and Securities Centres.

* Ensure smooth transition of International Bales and the securities processing to the Centre of Excellence being established in pursuance of
strategic business objecttves.

* Actively raise awareness in Qnerational Risk, Comprar: and Information Security matters to minimise all ‘potential losses and reputational

_ damage.

PREREQUISITES:

* 12 to 15 years experiance in different areas of banking operations, with 3.10 5 years in a senior position.

“# Track record of delivering consistent arid compliant aperational objectives,

¢ Ability to manage, lead and motivate large teams.

» Previous experience in a large, regional, multi-country Operations environment within the financial services industry.
* Experience in preparing and presenting business plans to executive teams.

* An understanding of the full range of products and services provided! by FirstCaribbean across all segments.
* Knowledge of the policies and strategies of the functional lines.

* Extensive knowledge of service delivery within the Retail, Corporate and Offshore Banking markets.

» Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the Bank's bookkeeping and office procédures.

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* Sound understanding of Operational Risk, Compliance and Information Technology controls,

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ighlighting your professianal

qualifications or equivatent.

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PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009

THE TRIBUNE ,



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Resort growth model creating ‘obsolete relics’

FROM page 1B

ommending that the Bahamas
“readopt the model of tradi-
tional resort settlements”, said:
“Conventional resort develop-
ment typically features rela-
tively large hotels, a closed envi-
ronment, golf courses, and a
conventional utility infrastruc-
ture that demands high water
use and distant power trans-
mission.

“The model typically relies
on a cheap labour force, high
numbers of visitors, and intense
access to amenities such as
beaches, marinas and nearby
transportation (airports). The
nature of the construction type
and scale often demands a high
degree of imported construc-
tion labour, materials and main-
tenance.

“Visitors of conventional
resorts are more likely to expect
conventional amenities, which
place higher demands on air
conditioning and electrical
appliances. When systems fail,
projects can become difficult to
maintain because the Bahamas
does not provide a sophisticated
maintenance industry to sustain
such a scale of development.

“This can mean further

reliance on imported labour, or |

the gradual transformation of
the project into an obsolete and
unmanageable relic.”



FROM page 1B

Meanwhile, revenue from
Cable Bahamas’ data business
increased by 20.5 per cent for
the first nine months in 2008,
rising from $7.5 million to $9
million. Mr Paddick said this

business segment was showing —

“steady growth”. j
Some $4.3 million was‘invest-

ed by Cable Bahamas in new

capital projects during the 2008

tre at Robinson Road. This was
largely completed by end-

August 2008, while construction ’
-of the company’s:new Freeport~»



Nassau, Bahamas. -

NOTICE is hereby given that DEMARIO DUNKLEY OF
GLADSTONE TERRACE, GRAND. BAHAMA, THE BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any. reason why:
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 6TH day of JANUARY, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,

The Planning Abaco report
added: “The scale of such pro-
jects typically demands foreign
financing that may or may not
maintain a responsible rela-
tionship to Bahamian interests.

“As economic conditions
change, mismanagement occurs,

revenue expectations are found -

to have been inflated, or
tourism preferences alter, con-
ventional resort projects are
sometimes abandoned with dev-
astating ‘effects on the local job
market and economy (ie. the
Four Seasons on Exuma).”

The environmental impact
from such mega-resort devel-
opments, the Planning Abaco
report warned, could be “irrev-
ocable” harm to -natural
Bahamian eco-systems as a
result of their sheer size and the
“contaminating elements” they
brought with them.

Such development, the report
added, was‘ not in south Aba-
co’s environmental, cultural or
economic interests long-term,
especially given that the area
contained several National
Parks and other areas of out-
standing natural beauty and val-
ue.
The Planning Abaco report
advocated that if development
were to be permitted on pri-
vately-owned land in southern
Abaco, it should follow the eco-
tourism and eco-resort/eco-set-
tlement model.

. head office and renovations to
its customer care building in .

Nassau continue.
Cable Bahamas is understood

‘'to be making steady progress

towards being in a position to
launch its $40 million private
placement offering, the pro-
ceeds of which will be used to
part-finance the proposed buy-
out of the 30 per cent stake held

‘by its largest shareholder,
- Columbus Communications.
' The management services
third quarter, including the. - ’
expansion of its new Data Cen-_.

agreement between Cable
Bahamas and Columbus Com-
munications is said by sources to
have been the main discussion *
oint between the company and :

‘its ‘shareholders; while ‘other '

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

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of KENORA MANAGEMENT CO.
LTD. hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of KENORA
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. has been completed in accordance with
the Articles of Dissolution and that KENORA MANAGEMENT CO.
LTD. has been dissolved as of 10th day of December, 2008.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited. .
_ Liquidator

C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
(Company number 54,591 B) |

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited; Liquidator of C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGE-
MENT CO. LTD. hereby certify. that the winding up and dissolution
of C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution and that
C.E. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. has been dis-
solved as of 23rd day of December, 2008.

Dated this.9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator



Such projects needed a heavy
emphasis on using sustain-
able/renewable energy
resources, the report proposing
that they not be connected to
the electricity grid and rely on
the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration (BEC).

“Such alternative systems
would not only avoid the harm-
ful waste of natural resources,
but represent responsible eco-
nomic investment,” the Plan-
ning Abaco document said.

“For example, on average,

‘using conventional Bahamian

electricity to power 30 units
over three years might cost in
excess of $1 million. Powered
by a composite renewable ener-
gy system, the same power pro-
vision may cost.as little as
$200,000 for a cost reduction of
$800,000.

“Such a cost-saving system
would glean 90 per cent of its
energy from solar photovoltaic
thin-film laminates, similar to
strips of tape that are adhered

to a metal roof. The remaining,

10 per cent of this network’s
energy would come from a ver-
tical-axis wind turbine placed
strategically atop a landmark
tower in the settlement’s main
plaza.”

~ Citing Nassau as an example
of planning, architecture and
development problems, the
Planning Abaco report con-
trasted traditional Bahamian

documents required for the
transaction to be completed
have also needed to be finalised.

Essentially, both Cable
Bahamas and its controlling
shareholder are moving to. get

‘*all their ducks lined up in a

row’ before going to market,
with every ‘t’ crossed and ‘i’ dot-
ted.

Cable Bahamas confirmed
last month Tribune Business’s
earlier revelations that it was
mulling a $40 million private

-placement of preference shares

to buy-out the 30.2 per cent
stake held by Columbus Com-
munications at a price of $14.28
per share.

“Cable Bahamas said that
price represented a modest 1
per cent premium to the price at
which its shares had traded at

recently. Given that Columbus’

Communications owns

5,954,600 shares, it would value .

Cable Bahamas’ stake at
$85.174 million, right where Tri-
bune Business had revealed,
with the entire company valued
at $282.035 million.

Cable Bahamas, in its state-
ment, confirmed that it was
“further exploring” the deal
with Columbus Communica-
tions, the $40 milliom private

settlement development, fea-
turing compact, pedestrianised
communities with a variety of
uses and amenities within walk-
ing distance, with the US-style
planning and development prac-
tices this nation had embraced
in its post-independence years.

The latter practices, based on
standards and norms, rather
than embracing traditions and
historical culture, had.led to the
Bahamas adopting road stan-
dards and building setbacks
consistent with automobile-
dominated US zoning require-

_ments.

The Planning Abaco report
said commercial buildings in the
Bahamas were constructed
according to standards devised
for strip malls in the Carolinas,
with new residential buildings
constructed to specifications
engineered in Florida.

The end result, the report
said, had been the creation of
an urban sprawl on New Provi-
dence, which lacked a sense of
place and community, with dif-
ferent types of development
separate and distinct from one
another. This separation had

encouraged the creation of an |

automobile-dominated econo-
my and immense traffic con-
gestion, and split the commu-
nity away from the tourism
product and resort industry.
Many beaches and harbours
were now in gated, walled-off

preference share placement and
the re-financing of its existing
debt facility to help fund the
buy-out. The private placement
would be possibly the largest
deal of its kind in the Bahamian
capital markets.

Sources

Sources have suggested that
the preference shares would be
convertible to ordinary shares
or equity in Cable Bahamas
after a three-year period, and
carry an interest rate/coupon of

7 per cent. If investors did not.
want to take up the equity con- ©

version option, the suggestion

‘was that they would mature.

after about eight years.
Initially, the shares purchased
by the company from Colum-
bus Communications would be
retired, sources suggested,
thereby increasing the stake of
all existing shareholders by
some 30 per cent prior to their
dilution. :
As previously revealed by
Tribune Business, the $50 mil-
lion bank financing for the
Columbus deal has been pro-
posed as a syndicated loan led
by Royal Bank of Canada, with
participation from other insti-

NAPCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Company number 151,750 B)

- An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of NAPCO HOLDINGS LIM-
ITED hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of NAPCO
HOLDINGS LIMITED has been completed in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution and that NAPCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
has been dissolved as of 10th day of December, 2008.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator’



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

An International Business Company _

a

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of LOGAN INVESTMENT HOLD-
ING INC. hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of
LOGAN INVESTMENT HOLDING INC. has been completed
in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution and that LOGAN
INVESTMENT HOLDING INC. has been dissolved as of 10th day

of December, 2008.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator



residential and resort commu-
nities, leading the Planning
Abaco report to conclude: “The
settlement and the resort are
now two separate ideas and
entities, yielding a gulf between
local community and tourist
pleasure grounds that is evident
throughout cantemporary
Bahamian culture, society, pol-
itics, its economy and land-
scapes.

“In the end, most visitors
(whose activity accounts for at
least two-thirds of the nation’s
economy) are no longer visit-
ing the Bahamas, but only arti-
ficial islands removed from its
settlements and culture. We
have even stopped calling them
settlements. They are now
referred to as subdivisions.”

And the Planning Abaco
report concluded: “In less than
two generations, most of the
island [New Providence] has
been carpeted with single-use
subdivisions, strip malls, parking
lots, shopping centres, condo-
minium complexes, office parks,
resort compounds, special use
districts, cul-de-sacs and arteri-
al roadways.......

“And while conditions may
seem crowded because land is
running out for a burgeoning
population of 260,000, the aver-
age population density of New
Providence is only about five
people (or less than two house-
holds per acre) - roughly com-

Cable moves to reverse core TV growth decline

tutions such as Scotiabank.

Cable Bahamas’ independent
directors, former deputy prime
minister Frank Watson, and ex-
Securities Commission execu-
tive director, Sandra Knowles,
had also sought a third-party
‘fairness’ report'to ensure the
transaction - if it is consum-'
mated and goes ahead - is total-
ly transparent and ‘absolutely
fair’ to the 70 per cent minority
shareholders.

Such reports are sought as a
‘matter of course’ in such trans-
actions involving public com-
panies worldwide, particularly.
when leading figures have an
interest in both sides of the deal,
so as to avoid any impression
of a conflict of interest.



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parable to outlying suburban
communities in Florida or the
midwest.

“By comparison, the settle-
ment density within Dunmore '
Town, Harbour Island is at least
10 households per square acre.
Efficiency of land-use is not one
of the hallmarks of modern
Bahamian settlement patterns.
The effects on the ecology, traf-
fic, waste management, infra-
structure maintenance, access
to services, property values,
gasoline budgets, beauty and
identity are self-evident.”

And saving its key conclusion
for last, the Planning Abaco
report said: “In such an envi-
ronment, it is not surprising that
New Providence has increas-
ingly come to rely on the cruise
ship industry and isolated resort
complexes to fuel its tourist-
dependent economy.

“This, of course, has only
exacerbated the problem, yield-
ing development but a decay-
ing downtown; jobs but social
and economic segregation; for-
eign investment but at the cost
of artificially supported infra-
structure; fun and cheap week-
end getaways for visitors but
barriers that prevent Bahami-
ans from accessing their own
landscape. Most Bahamians
already know or sense this. But
few have recognised the vital
part that the form of settlement
plays in this challenge.”



They are also designed to
protect minority shareholders
and the companies in which
they are invested, to prevent

_ them from over-paying or being

disadvantaged by the transac-
tion.

In Cable Bahamas’ case, its
chairman Brendan Paddick is .
also Columbus Communica-
tions’ chairman and chief exec-
utive, while another Columbus
director, John Risley, also sits
on Cable Bahamas’ Board.

Maxwell Parsons is the third
Columbus appointee to sit on
Cable, Bahamas’ Board, .as
Columbus enjoys special man-
agement rights to. appoint .at::
least three directors to the
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IPULOVATI, JAINUAPIT bo, cUuUY, | num OD



oe oe Ness
Bank seeks
$100m

Capital

base boost

FROM page 1B

maintain certain capital ratios.
The bank has experienced
tremendous growth over the
last several years, and we have
to be sure we meet certain fun-
damentals appropriate to us”.

The Bank of the Bahamas
International managing direc-
tor said he believed. the bank’s
shareholders were likely to
approve the creation of the sev-
en new preference share classes,
which would increase its autho-
rised share capital to $150 mil-
lion from $50 million, at the
annual general meeting (AGM)
on January 29, 2009.

When asked when the bank
would look to place the prefer-
ence shares with investors and
raise capital, Mr McWeeney
replied: “Hopefully soon there-
after. We’re embarking on cer-
tain capital initiatives right now,
but once the shareholders
approve it, we want to move as
soon as possible after that.”

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national is highly unlikely to
seek the full $100 million sum in
one go immediately, and will
likely issue the different pref-
erence share classes in stages,
in accordance with its
-capital/financing needs and mar-
ket demands. ras

Mr McWeeney revealed to
Tribune Business that Bank of
the Bahamas International had
been contemplating raising the
necessary capital via equity dur-
ing its last financial year, in the
form of a rights issue to existing
ordinary shareholders.

The bank felt that this would
have been a less ‘expensive way

to: raise capital than through

a

expanding its deposit base, but
aborted the proposed rights

‘issue idea after “the economy

and the market turned”. ‘

“Tn our view, it did not suit a
common offering,” Mr
McWeeney explained. “We
thought the market was. more
attractive for a preference share
issue, and that’s the avenue
we’re going to pursue to raise
the same capital. It’s not.ideal,
but in the circumstances it’s the
best route to go.”

A rights issue to ordinary
shareholders would offer the
same terms, the number of
shares to be issued and the
price, to all existing. investors
pro rata.’

However, Mr McWeeney
said Bank of the Bahamas
International feared that many
of its smaller shareholders, who
made up the vast majority of its
4,500 investors, had been hit
hard by the economic downturn
and would not be in a position
to exercise their rights, with the
resultant impact being the dilu-
tion of their shares.

Given that preference share
issues were subscribed by insti-
tutional investors, such as pen-
sion funds and insurance com-
panies,-who were less impact-
ed by the downturn as a result
of their deeper pockets, Mr
McWeeney said the bank felt
demand for this paper tool
would be stronger.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s two largest share-
holders are the National Insur-
ance Board, with 27.78 per cent,
and the Treasury, with 24.04 per
cent, giving the Government
majority control with 51.82 per
cent. :

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that YALLANA BOSTON of LOT
#89 ILLYRIA Rd., ARDENT FOREST, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who



knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13th day of
JANUARY, 2009 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147; ‘Freeport, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE



Legal Notice

NOTICE

AIRBORNE VENTURES INC.

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

CRINITOMA INVESMENTS LTD.

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

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the.

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE
HIGH CYCLE LTD.

oO

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

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

dissolution of HIGH CYCLE 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)



-ROYALQFIDELITY

‘Money at Work

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MARFIM INVESTMENTS CORP.

3



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MARFIM INVESTMENTS CORP. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

VIEDMANN S.A.

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

PARK ROW HOLDINGS INC.

Noticé:is hereby given that:ih accordance with Section 138,
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PARK ROW HOLDINGS INC. has been >
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Re gister.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



FG CAPITAL

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BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

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Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference K : 0.00 4,000
Freeport Concrete 5 7 0.00 .
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1000.00. Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75% 19 October 2022
1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + 100.00 0.00 \ 7% 30 May 2013
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NOTICE . : : . : -0.041 0.300 N/M
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; 0,001 oo 0.000 256.6 eo soos 00%
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4.540 0.000 9.0 0.00%

14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 0.300 N/M 2.36%
0.40 RND Holdings ’ ‘ 0.000 261.9 —

S2wk-Hi 52wk-Low

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

9,

WINMORE OPPORTUNITIES INC.

i NAV Date

30-Nov-08

2.9401 A 7 aa . 31-Dec-08
1.4346 zl 2 2-Jan-09

3.3856 2 31-Dec-08

12.5597 30-Nov-08

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, 100.5606 . 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.5606 31-Dec-08
100.0000 96.4070 _ CFAL Global Equity Fund 96.4070 31-Dec-08

the dissolution of WINMORE OPPORTUNITIES INC. | [1.9009 1.0000CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.0000 31-Deo-07

10.5000 9.0950 Fidelity International Investment Fund 31-Dec-08

f a : 1.0264 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.0264 31-Oct-08

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been 10289 1.0000... FG. Financial Growth: Fund 31-Oct-08
1.0000 31-Oct-08

MER

Fund Name
Colina Bond Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
Fidelity Prime Income Fund

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

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

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
7111/2007
sens “ a0 we

BASE RRA ASANO CE Us TN ABH
SOR QAR ANY RW QM GAMA AVR GGG
SUSE R NE TOORT SORRNERR RRR

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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‘For sale’ signs dominate —

Harbour Island landscape

FROM page 1B

al economic crisis, and said
many houses and properties on
Harbour Island have been on
the market for one to three
years.

“This is the most we have had
for sale in a very long time,”
said Ms Albury..

She said she was not sure if

demand for Harbour Island .

properties was what-it once was,

but is not overly concerned
about the upcoming year. “I
think we are always in a better
position than Nassau because
we get a different quality of
clientele,” Ms Albury said.
Harbour Island hotels and
rental properties were almost
full to capacity during the

. Christmas season, and were
‘ completely saturated for the
New Year, according to one ©

hotelier.

Owner and manager of
Tingum Village, Juanita Per-
centie, said she recently encoun-
tered a family who ventured to
Harbour Island on a day trip
and decided to extend their trip
to the island.

“Harbour Island is the hottest
market and people are trying
to capitalise on it,” said Ms Per-
centie. She said the friendly Bri-
landers:appeal to visitors who
keep on coming back.

Increase in banks paying
clients’ home insurance

FROM page 1B

had to do much.

“We actively discourage peo-
ple from insuring their own
homes, because they typically
underinsure, trying to save
money, and when they’re look-
ing to save money they simply
don’t pay.

“I don’t know that it is a big
problem but I would not be sur-
prised if borrowers, when they

are short, will avoid making
insurance payments they think
are not necessary to pay imme-
diately. They’ll just postpone
and defer, and ultimately never
pay.”

Paul McWeeney, Bank of the
Bahamas International’s man-
aging director, confirmed that
his bank had seen “an increase”

in the number of mortgagors on °

whose behalf the bank had been
required to take over home-

owners insurance payments.

This situation, he added, had
come as no surprise given the
economic downturn, and Bank
of the Bahamas International
had no choice in the matter, giv-
en the need to secure and pro-
tect its assets from fire, hurri-
canes and the like. If a property
without insurance |. was
destroyed, both the homeowner
and the bank would unlikely to
able to recover their loss.

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‘Across Down

Lubricant uséd jointly by 2 We hear unofficial reports
hard workers? (5,6)

Shocking in respect to

about vegetables (5) .

Love a note repeatedly
certain individuals (7) played in the orchestra (4)
Now so upset as to
faint (5)

Touch with an oral

Gets.us to become
visitors (6)

Note a hundred still in.a
greeting (4) trance (8)
Decent painting turns up in Well directed, it may finish
an exhibition (8) off the game (7)

7 Pedestrian injured? (7,4)

8 It will be presented by a

Change planes in Italy (6)
Dennis.did the wrong thing

when he made a group at one (6,5)

comeback (6) See 23 Across
Canst not be shaken! (8)
A crystal box (4)

A step in the making of a

It gives accommodation Across
-.1 Liberal (5-6)

9 Worrisome (7)

inside a speed:boat (7)

ODO0SMHOTO mMz0°

Branch of the deer
street song (5)
and 13 Down: Light
discourses informing those
in the dark (7,8)

24 Suits oneself? (4,7)

family (6)

Not all the pianist
plays (5)

Limits one’s

11 Exposed (4)

EASY PUZZLE

ambitions (4) 14 Position

strategically (6)
Scattered (6)

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Cajole, 4:As one man, 9
Myopia, 10 Emporium, 12 Lear, 13
Bully, 14 Flee, 17 Indian summer, 20
Announcement, 23 Role, 24 Alley,
25 Gobi, 28 Doggerel, 29 Desist, 30
Ruthless, 31 Frisky. ;
Down: 1 Complain, 2 Jeopardy, 3
Lair, 5 Simple-minded, 6 Neon, 7
Mainly, 8 Number, 11 Rub shoul-
ders, 15 Taunt, 16 Jewel, 18 |
Aerobics, 19 Strictly, 21 Trader, 22
Plight, 26 Deal, 27 Bear.

~ Across: 1 Stalls, 4 Affected, 9
Lammas, 10 Misplace, 12 Lien, 13
Steam, 14 Rime; 17 Settle a score, 20

- Table manners, 23 Ream, 24 Baulk,
25 Vera, 28 Finds out, 29 Drives, 30
Thrushes, 31 Tendon.

Down: 1 Selfless, 2 Armrests, 3 Leap,
5 Fait accompli, 6 Espy, 7 Tragic, 8
Diesel, 11 It’s a pleasure, 15 Cloak, 16
Wrong, 18 Reserved, 19 Assassin, 21 |
Profit, 22 Earner, 26 Uses, 27 Free.

An opening (8)
Sticky earth (4)

Hotchpotch (7)

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Jewelled coronet (5)

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Paul Keres v Giuseppe Stalda,
postal game 1934. Estonia's
Keres was one of the finest
players never to become world .
champion. His career was
blighted when he competed in «
wartime German tournaments. .
On his return home Soviet -
authorities, who favoured
Keres’s Russian rival Mikhail
Botvinnik, coerced him with
threats to his family. Though 10
_ smoking gun has emerged,
suspicions linger that Keres
< chose to play below form whe:

event. As a youthful talent,
Keres honed his game by postal
chess, taking on 150 opponents

at once. When he died,

thousands attended his funeral
and he was honoured with his
image on astamp. Here Keres
looks set for victory with his Qg6
mat¢ threat, while the queen also
stops Qxe2 +. it looks resignable
for Stalda, but the italian produced
a surprise resource, What
happened?

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Parched (4)
Large wine bottle (6)
Propose for office (8)
Approve openly (7)
Aesthetically pleasing
(2,4,5)
Watch attentively
(4,2,3,2)
Opposite (8)
Win through (7)
Gain (6)
South American pack
~ animal (5)
Fight (4)

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This deal was played in a pairs
contest at the 1982 world champi-

onships in Biarritz, France. Our story °

concerns itself with the table where
East-West were respectively Elsacid
Izzeldin and Ehsan Abbasi of
Kuwait, and where North-South
arrived at six hearts on the sequence
shown.

North’s two-diamond response
to one notrump was a transfer bid

guarantecing at least five hearts and _
forcing South to bid two hearts. The .
three-diamond bid showed at least —
five diamonds and implied interest in
a slam. Three spades:and four’ clubs °-
by South. were cuebids. confirming
good support for one or both of
North’s suits, but the other bids that .
propelled them. into..a slam. were.
based more on optimism than on the. -
appropriate high-card strength.:
Abbasi, on opening lead, chose to
start with the ten of trumps from his
doubleton Q-10! Izzeldin won with
the ace and returned a spade to’.
South’s ace. Declarer. thereupon .
crossed to dummy’s king of clubs
and retumed a trump toward the K-J,
After East followed low, declarer,
completely confident that. West °
would not have led a trump from the
Q-10 doubleton, finessed the jack

_ and showed his cards at the same

time, saying: “Iwill next draw the
queen of trumps with the king. and
the rest are mine.” ‘ :

At this point, Abbasi, a perfect
model of politeness at the table or
away from it, replied with a courte-
ous smile: :

“I'd be pleased to concede your
claim, but the rules require me to fol-
low suit, and unfortunately, I do not
possess a small trump to duck with. |
therefore have no choice but to win
your jack with the queen. However,
the rest of the tricks are indeed
yours.”

Tomorrow: Triumph of mind over matter,
©2009 King Features Syndicate Inc.


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Foot Pain Increases
in Jaiwary!



Each : :ar among those New
Year resolutions is the desire to
lose weight. While many are anx-
ious to get started, it is important
that you are fitted with the correct
exercise footwear for the physical
activity recomménded in your
weight loss program.

In an article in the January 6,
2009 edition of the Chicago Tri-
bune, foot and ankle surgeons
predicted an increase in foot pain
during the month of January as
people try to keep fitness resolu-
tions. It was further suggested
that the most common problems
for those who go from couch
potato to high intensity work-outs
are sore Achilles tendons, heel
pain and pinched nerves.

Foot structure

Let us reflect on the make-up
of the foot, which is a complex
structure composed of bones,
muscles, ligaments, fascial struc-
tures, nerves, and blood vessels.
The foot must support the entire

weight of the body during walking.

and standing. During running and
jumping, the forces on the foot
can be several times greater than
the weight of the body.

The human foot is truly a mir-
acle of design, with the capacity to:
withstand the wear and tear of
thousands of steps every day
throughout life. Given the. change
in surfaces: over the past 100
years, it is essential that we realize
how important it is to get the
appropriate footwear to support
the foot and avoid the injuries
and.discumfort to our feet.

Transition

In terms of our fitness program,
it is suggested that you ease into
exercise. Alternating a hard work-
out one day with an easy workout
the next day. may help avoid some
of the injuries associated with a
rigid workout.

Appropriate equipment

Footwear today is designed for
specific activities, having the sup-
port in the area where pressure
may be present, given that par-
ticular activity. For example, if
you are walking for fitness, then
you shoud purchase a 'walker-
sneaker' because the préssures
on. the foot would be very differ-
ent than if you were running. Sim-
ilarly, many walkers complain of
knee pains, which may be because
they are using footwear designed
for other activities.

Many sports related injuries
occur as a result of extrinsic fac-
tors such as footwear and sur-
faces. Sprains, heel pain, inter-
digital neuroma and stress frac-
tures of the foot are common
_ results that athletes suffer in rela-
tion to these factors. As a result,
revolutionary footwear has been
introduced to combat many prope
lems related to the foot. ;

For example, the 'MBT" and
the 'Chung Shi’ line of footwear
have been scientifically designed

as dynamic workout tools. Their

unique 'rocker sole' design bene-
’ fits the user by:

° Helping to reduce cellulite

e Toning muscles

® Increasing circulation

¢ Improving posture

© Reducing lower back pain

e Strengthening joints; and

e Diminishing spider and vari-
cose veins

Avoid foot pain by seeking

professional help to assist you
with the correct footwear and
support (orthotic) to not only sup-
port your body and foot type but
to adequately offload the pres-
sure presented by the underlying
terrain. Runners, who want to
‘continue running for many more’
years, need to ensure that there is
enough support between your
foot and the flat and, hard sur-
faces you run on. Depending on
the activity to which you are
doing, you need to seek the
appropriate footwear and support
for that purpose. A professional
in the field of footwear can help
you best with your selection.

¢ Bernadette D. Gibson, a Board Certified
Pedorthist, is the proprietor of Foot Solu-
tions, a health and wellness franchise
that focuses on foot care and proper
shoe fit, located in the Sandyport Plaza,
Nassau.

"The views expressed are those of the
author and does not necessarily repre-
sent those of Foot Solutions Incorpo-
rated or any of its subsidiary and/or affil-
lated companies. Please direct any ques-
tions or comments to nassau@footso-
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Forgivene ss in the new year

life's potential (ie retraining for a job in another field
or talking to amend relationships with a partner or
family member), some people spend the rest of
their lives trying to please others."

This kind of reaction is also common in the
Bahamas, pointed out the psychologist. "Conformity
in small communities often leads to a person ignor-
ing their true calling or potential,” he said.

Political reductionism (literally defined as some-
one thinking they're only powerful if living in the
city with big time, flashy accomplishments under
their belt) is also a common theme in the small
communities of the Bahamas. "We think that hav-
ing these types of accomplishments - lots. of money
or flakey admirers for example - means we're suc-
cessful as human beings, which is wrong in many cas-
es. Ordinary people who lead good lives are the
ones who are successful as human beings in my
eyes. You might never see them in the paper or
winning awards, but success. is being able to face
your own pain and failure at the end of the day."
He advised that a happy person is one who for-
gives himself, is content in life, faces trying situations
with patience, appreciates what they have, and most
importantly, seeks to love despite sejenoy or fail-
ure.

"As people, we're often defined by our job and
money which becomes very difficult when any one

Forgiving yourself

, “It is human nature,
famous psychologist Sig-
mund Freud once said, to
keep blaming oneself for
bad things in your life. Its
ironic then that often we
forgive others with little
difficulty,” said Dr David
Allen of the Renascence
Institute International. "I
call this chronic penance,
what Freud believed to be
a natural occurrence.
When human beings fail
(be it in the workforce,
marriage or family rela-
tions) they tend to get
involved in negative.
behaviours."

He said is particularly
prevalent in the Bahamas,
and especially. in this time
of economic downturn.
"Because of a limited
scope, people feel they
are stuck.in the same old
thing," he said, "they

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: Tribune Features Writer

CARRYING bad
: karma into the New
' Year can be a very
- unhealthy thing,
psychologists and.
psychiatrists agree.
Learning forgive-
ness can avoid a
| potentially horrific
: future while teach-
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don't feel they deserve to assert themselves (to
become anything more or better)."

Self forgiveness then, is a major issue here. "It's
the only mechanism in life that can heal a wound.
from the past that cannot be changed," he pointed
out, "But to reach the point of forgiveness, you
must first feel the pain."

Note: so called 'cheap forgiveness' is not as satis-
fying, helping neither the person needing real for-
giveness, nor the person whom the offence was
originally committed upon.

"This is also much more common among men,"
said Dr Allen, "because men tend to ignore or sup-
press their pain, turning it into guilt (example: think-
ing "I made a mistake") or shame (example: think-
ing "I am a mistake")." \

A person suffering shame may seek "hiddeness"
Dr Allen said, both hiding from yourself and other
people by. taking up mindless activities such as
watching television for hours on end, playing games
in solitude or excessive sleeping.

“" Instead of forgiving yourself and setting up to fix

of us may be losing our job tomorrow. A true defi-
nition of self should come from a person's ability to

- face challenges, to feel, accept, forgive yourself and

then move on."

Forgiving others

Dr Barrett, a psychiatrist with the Community
Counseling and Assessment Centre said that for-
giveness is in fact a gift to yourself. "Every time
you remember the offense or whatever it is that
has caused distress, you see the offending person in
a negative.light. More than that, you're experienc-
ing those negative emotions over and over again.
This is not a good way to live:your life," he advised.

Bad emotions. must be managed, but unfortu-
nately there are a lot of people who preach the
message "forgive and forget", he said.

"The problem here is that humans don't have

the capacity to forget, only to forgive."

Most importantly, he explained that forgiveness is
not an event, but rather an attitude towards life. "It

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. FORGIVING others will move the focus your mind has

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move on, gain a new start and build new or better rela-.
tionships.

every time an offending matter comes up," he said,
quoting Jesus in the Bible, who said we must con-
stantly forgive each.day.

Forgiveness of others is helping yourself to get on
with life, and to put past events behind you. "It
may effect the other person positively, but it will also
do wonders for your own mental, emotional and
spiritual health. It can even affect your physical
health in the long run," the doctor said.

The body, mind and spirit must find a balance, he
pointed out, stating that these three are often treat-
ed as separate entities when they're all one. "You
must pay attention to the point of balance between
different parts of your life," said Dr Barrett.

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bad behaviour is erased, it is only the mindset you
must have towards:the incident and person. And it
doesn't always mean you want to reconcile a friend-
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What happens during
the cycle

There are a number
of things that you can
do to improve your
menstruation. But
before you take action
against those painful
cramps, you must first
understand what hap-
pens during your men-
strual cycle.

Menstruation is the
most visible phase of the
menstrual cycle. It is
counted from the first
day of menstrual bleed-
ing, because the onset
of menstruation corre-
sponds closely with the
hormonal cycle.

Most menstruation
begins at age 11, but it
may occur as early as 8
or as late as 16.

Anthony Carey MD
7 of Centreville Medical
Centre says “Menstruation is the shedding of
the endometrium (lining of the uterus) and
when a woman begins menstruation, this signals

maturation entering her reproductive years”

he told Tribune Health.

“ The cycle begins the first day of your peri-
od, during this time a series of chemical reac-
tions take place. During this time the lining of
uterus is very thin, under nourished and unpre-
pared for implantation.”

The menstrual cycle is controlled by the
brain (pituitary gland) which send signals to the
hormones (estrogen & progesterone). “After
day five of your cycle, the brain sends a signal
to the hormones which trigger the endometri-

um to grow and thicken for a possible preg- '

nancy” he said.

Dr Carey went on to explain: “On or around
day 14 of your cycle, an egg is released from
one of the ovaries and by day 28 of your cycle
if the egg is not fertilized the endometrium is
shed by bleeding and the cycle begins again”.

What Causes pain during menstruation

Every woman has probably experience it,
the intolerable strong cramps (dysmenorrhea),
that causes mood swings, and deprives us from
enjoying those everyday activities that we take
pleasure in. Some women experience heavy
painful menstrual, while others experience light
flowing painless periods. “The uterus is a mus-
cle and like all muscles, it contracts and relax-

“es. During your period your uterus contracts

hore stronply ‘arid -thesé:contractions.are due to ©
prostaglandins whichiis substance:madeby the .

endometrium. The level of prostaglandin pre-
sent determines how strong the contraction
will be. If there is a high level of prostaglandin,
then the contraction will be strong resulting

PAGE, 10B,°, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009

urviving your perioa!

_ RELAX, take a deep
breath it’s just your
period! | know what
you are probably
wondering: how can
you relax, since the
antagonizing discom-
fort of this ongoing
cycle is sometimes
pretty unbearable.
By being fully aware
of your cycle, engag-
ing yourself in activi-
ties, modifying your
life, you can positive-
ly contribute to better
menstrual periods.

KEY TERMS TO

FORGIVENESS

| "Then Peter came up and said to him,

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“Lard, how often will my brother sin
against me, and | forgive him? As many
as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do
not say to you seven times, but seventy

times seven."
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(such as a marriage), not forgiving your-
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| titude of negative behaviours, such as
. drugs, prostitution, murder or stealing.

* Political Reductionism: thinking you're
powerful and important just because of
where you live. Thinking that future happi-
ness will come to you because of accom-
plishments such as earning a lot of money.





° Success: being able to face your failures
with a positive attitude, resolving to
improve yourself for you.

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in strong cramps”

To decrease the level of contractions most
women turn to non steriodal anti-inflamma-
tory drugs (NSAIDS).

Irregular cycles

Some women have irregular menstrual cycles
where it either comes later than usual or they
miss a cycle. While there are times when irreg-
ular cycles are not necessarily a cause for con-
cetn, you should pay close attention to any
changes, and modify your lifestyle since there
are many factors that contribute to irregular

’

periods. “Women who have irregular cycles -

are not ovulating every month. Inconsistent
ovulating is the most common cause of irregu-
lar cycle.

Stress can also play a role in making peri-
ods, so it is important to stay stress free and
maintain good mental and emotional health.

Weight gain also is also an element in incon-

' sistent periods. “The natural events that con-

tribute to irregular cycles are events like stress,
traveling, illness, infection, prescription med-
ication, which can all disrupt the delicate bal-
ance that control the menstrual cycle,” Dr
Carey said. .

To improve the balance of your cycle, its
good to engage in regular exercise, get enough
rest and eat healthy.

KY AGU

Menorrhagia

This is characterized by excessive blood clot-
‘ting that lasts more than seven days and if

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‘ untreated can be a serious problem. “Any

woman who experiences abnormal bleeding
or excessive clotting should contact a board
certified gynecologists immediately,” Dr Carey
said.

He also said that women should always be
aware of their bodies and take note of the
dates, times and symptoms of their cycles.

Further, he advised women to eat healthy,
exercise and maintain mental and emotional
stability. You can be your own doctor and find
a remedy for those excruciating cramps that
accompany your cycle.

Tips to relieve cramps
° Relax your muscles

¢ Take a hot bath or place a hot water bottle
on your stomach and lower back

e Breath deeply and listen to soothing music

¢ Get some exercise. Sitting and lying
around may actually make you feel worse
Swimming or walking are good since they are
gentle and non stressful. Certain stretches
and yoga positions will also help to relieve
the pain
e Avoid standing for long periods
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e Massage your lower back to relieve pain
tension and pain

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MCR/Photo

It is four in the afternoon on
a school day and Cole Carey
and his father are strolling along
the golf course looking for balls
with a golf ball retriever. Cole
looks under bushes, along the

lake and down the fairways. .

Neighbours along the course
leave bags of balls outside their
homes for him to collect as do
the workers on the golf course.
Everyone Cole sees smiles and
waves to him. He is well-known
here.

After their salvage mission,
Cole and his dad will bag the
golf balls, 12 to a zip-loc bag,
and Mario will then sell them
back to various golf clubs at $10
a bag. Not a bad way to make
some extra money.

Except that Cole is no ordi-
nary school boy and Mario is
no ordinary dad and this is no
ordinary father-son money-
making scheme. Cole was diag-
nosed with Asperger's Syn-
drome when he was 5 years old,
which at the time was a new
form of autism, and since then
Mario and his wife Venita have
committed themselves to rais-
ing him with all the resources
they can lay their hands on.

One of the ways they want to
ensure their son has the bright-
est possible future is by donat-
ing money, time and resources
to the REACH programme in
Nassau,



Resources & Education for
Autism & Related Challenges is
a voluntary support and advo-
cacy group for parents of chil-
dren with autism and related
developmental disorders. It was
started as the brainchild of a
parent, a special education
teacher and a speech therapist,
who wrote a cradle-to-grave
proposal for services that the
Ministry of Education used to
establish the first programme
for autistic children in 1998.
Currently there is an Autistic
Centre at the Garvin Tynes Pri-
mary School with an enrollment
of 40 and a waiting list.

Mr Carey, one of the coun-
try's most successful real estate
brokers, says awareness of
autism and neurological disor-
ders. falls short of where it

should be here, though it is ,

gaining momentum elsewhere.
He and his family want most of
all to pull parents and caregivers
together, to share information,
to act as a support and to
improve the lives of their chil-
dren who live with the condi-
tion that can leave them feel-
ing separate, alone, troubled by
certain sounds and unable to
connect as other children seem
to do so easily.

"One in every six children is
diagnosed with a neurological
disorder or a form of autism,"
says Carey, "and yet most peo-

ple have no idea what it is or
what it is like to organise your
very life around someone who
has it. The wrong sound can
upset them horribly, yet that
same child might be fine with
the music. of Mozart. Their
entire lives have to follow a set
schedule.

Anything out of the order of
things can upset them. Things
we take for granted from other
children like their listening to
the words, ‘Take your shoes off,
please, and leave them by the
door," could take months of
training and yet within that
brain that does not connect nor-
mally, there are signs of genius.
And what you wouldn't give
some times just for a hug."

Mario and Venita Carey
believe recognition is the first
step in getting support for par-
ents and children with special-
ists, seminars, teachers and pro-
grammes. He's working locally
with the group called REACH.

The Careys were able to col-
lect $5000 from the golf-ball col-
lection campaign along with pri-
vate donations, including one
from an individual donor which
enabled REACH to fund a sec-
ond workshop teaching parents
how best to set up their chil-
dren's bedrooms, and teachers
on optimal classré6om set-up to
accommodate special needs stu-
dents. Cole recently presented

T IWS

MARIO CAREY
and his 11 year-
old son Cole
Mason Carey pre-
sents a cheque to
DeCosta Bethel,
President of
Resources &
Education for
Autism & Related
Challenges
(REACH), a vol-
untary support
and advocacy
| group for parents
1 of children with
autism and relat-
ed developmental
disorders. The
funds were accu-

XX
S

the donation to REACH, hand-
ing, over the cheque with a
flourish like any 11-year-old,
thrilled with the publicity. "I
may even get my picture in the
newspaper,” he crowed to his
parents.

"My wife is very involved in
our son's education and our
daughter Abigail does her part
by going on walkathons to sup-
port REACH. So many parents
do not know what to look for
and are embarrassed to seek
help when they realize there is a
problem. We want to get past
that mind-set so we can get our
children the help they need.
Autism is the fastest growing
disease or condition in the
world and we must respond to
the needs. These children are
not retarded. They are not dis-
obedient because they are 'bad.’
They are operating the best
they can with the neurological
system they inherited as part of
their DNA and there is so much
we can do to make their lives
easier for them and allow them
to reach their potential."

¢ For more information on
REACH you may contact DeCosta
Bethel, President at 557-2554 or
Kim Gibson, Public Relations offi-
cer at 357-3900 or send an e-
mail to reach_bahamas@hot-
mail.com

Ice cream social raises



funds for kids playground



INCLUDED in the photo L-R are: Paul Haven, VP Human Resources,
Amy Trinquite, Social Committee Member, Sonia Rolle, Vice Princi-

pal, Maria. Adderley, Social Committee Member, Tessa Nottage, Prin-
cipal and Inez Nixon, Social Committee Member.

Kids between the ages
of 2 and 12 are said to be
the biggest ice-screamers,
eating more than half of
the ice cream sandwiches,
bars, and cones made each
year, but you could not
tell that by looking at the
steady stream of Doctors
Hospital associates recent-
ly lined up to purchase
scoops of ice cream in
cups and cones.

Each year, just before
the Christmas Holidays,
Doctors Hospital's Social
Committee organizes a
fund raiser to benefit a
deserving group in the
Bahamian Community.
And as they searched for
an idea for this year's
fundraiser, they knew they
had hit the jackpot when
they decided on an ice
cream social. Ice cream -
who doesn't love it!

Judging from the hand-
some amount raised, it’
would seem as if everyone
in fact does love ice
cream. Flavors of choco-
late, strawberry, rum
raisin, butter pecan and
vanilla with an array of
toppings set the stage fora

very successful event. In
their continued generosity,
the executive team at Doc-
tors Hospital made a deci-
sion on behalf of the hos-
pital to match the amount
of monies made by the
Social Committee.

Benefiting from the
fundraising effort will be
the deserving children of
the Bahamas Red Cross
Centre for the Deaf whose
recent move to a new
school location forced
them to leave behind their
old playground equip-
ment.

Past fundraisers have
seen donations to The
Children's Emergency
Hostel, the Sister Sister
Breast Cancer Group, The
Bahamas Red Cross Dis-
aster Relief Fund and The

‘Bahamas Association for

the Physically Disabled.
The Social Committee
recently presented the
check to the Centre for
the Deaf's principal and
look forward to the sounds:
of laughter in the play-
ground at the school in the
new year as the children
enjoy their gift
THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009, PAGE 11B



What goals have you defined for 2009

“If you aim at nothing specific, you will
get nothing specific.”

MICHELLE MILLER

Here we grow again! It's a brand
new year filled with new opportuni-
ties and enormous possibilities. The
question is how many will you take
hold of, develop and express? Will
you continue with the same old con-
cepts and achieve the same unfulifilling
results? Or will you shed the old and
embrace a new approach that will
enable you to experience the quality of
life that you truly desire?

Believe it or not, you always have a
choice to make the necessary decisions
to improve yourself; but nothing will
change until you change. Defining spe-
cific goals for your life is a critical step
in your journey; if you fail to plan, you

literally nlan to fail. Moreover, if you °

aim at nothing specific, you will get
nothing specific. The greater challenge



-for most people is accepting the

responsibility for creating a personal
vision of what they want; without a
vision or sense of direction, you will
continue to oscillate in a cycle of frus-
tration.

Each of us has a goal, dream or some
sort of objective for our personal and
professional life. While most of us talk
about our goals, very few of us are
actually doing something to make it
happen. Think about the many times
that you may have declared that you
want to better manage your weight,

save some money, go back to school,
improve your career etc., still you have
yet to focus your mind on creating an
intentional plan or maybe you start
but lose momentum after a while.
This is not because of the goal itself;
it's because of your strategy (or the
lack thereof). There is a big difference
between saying you want to achieve
something and actually setting out a

plan to get it done.

'Self' Is Always First Cause .

You are always the first cause. Every-
thing that happens or fails to happen
as it relates to your personal success
begins and ends with you and the
degree to which you have created a suc-
cess mindset. Many people have goals
but they want to remain the same and
expect the world around them to change
in order for them to achieve it. For you
to do something that you've never done,

you must become someone that you've
never been.
Take a look at your goals and ask

" yourself how many internal changes are

you willing to make to get it done? Rec-
ognize that you cannot 'duck' your inner
mirror; you must boldly face your fears.
You are the total sum of what you
believe about yourself and what you
conclude is possible for your life.

It begins with your willingness to
unravel your inner wiring to understand
what you're made of, what matters to
you most and why; your attitude, behav-
ior and overall mindset must be con-
gruent with your intentions.

Final thoughts...

It's important to note that the world
is moving towards a deeper level of con-
sciousness, where materialistic ideals
are being exchanged for intrinsic qual-
ities of substance, empathy and grati-

tude. If you still believe that ‘things’

alone validate who you are or who you
can become, then you have completely
missed the mark; regardless of how
beautifully you paint a dilapidated
building, it's still a dilapidated build-
ing. You need to do more than merely
‘look the part’ you must first develop
the skills to execute the role. Success is
an inside job; it's not about what you
get, but what you continue to do with
what you've got.

_ No matter where’ you are or what you
are facing, you can take a different
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FROM page 12

Last, you must think
whether you 'd do this job if
you weren't getting paid. Are
you so passionate about the
job that money is not your pri-
mary motivator? "Of course
everybody wants the careers
that are lucrative — the lawyer,

doctor or accountant — but can -

you get up everyday and look
forward to a day of doing any
of these things?" she questions.

As Confucius says, "If you
find the job you love, you'll
never work a day in your life.”

This.is where people are in
the Bahamas," said Ms Bowe,

"they're doing jobs but they're
not happy. Love of what you

do is what carries you through
it all, and gets you out of bed
every morning. When you
don't want to get up, that's
your first sign that you need to
switch careers."

To prepare yourself mental-
ly is one thing, but physical
appearance is another thing
altogether, says image consul-
tant Stacia Williams, of the
Total Image Management &
Communications Company
(TIMC).

"The truth is, people are siz-
ing you up in the first three to
four seconds of meeting you,"
she told Tribune Woman, "at
seven seconds they are mak-
ing judgments about your abil-
ities and character and within

30 seconds they have made at
least 11 assumptions about
you."

you dress. Communication
skills, body language, overall
grooming, facial expression,
eye contact and vocal tone also
contribute to the way you are
perceived by an employer.

To show you just how séri-
ous a first impression is in the
business world, Ms Williams
conducted a survey in which
she found the number one rea-
son for rejecting an employee
applicant was poor appearance.

"This is more important to. }

employers than being late for

an interview without,a good | :

reason," she said.



inappropriate sexital behaviours in the workplace

FROM page 12

advised to take such matters
seriously. -

“Once a complaint is made,
the alleged harasser should be

~addressed and asked to cease
his offensive behaviour; have
the impact ofthis behaviour
explained; be advised that his
behaviour is contrary to com-
pany policy; have confirmed
the standard of behaviour
required; be advised of the
consequences of his continu-
ance of the behaviour as well
as offer assistance to the victim
-or alleged harasser as needed,”
the attorney said.

“In cases where there is sex-
ual harassment, women should
want a formal investigation to
take place where the employer

investigates both the harasser .

and the victim.”

_ In the case of a formal inves-
tigation, the attorney gives a
few tips on what should be

done. “Set out. terms of refer--

ence of the investigation for
example when the complaint
was first received, what is being
investigated and by whom. Set
out a time frame for the inves-

tigation.”

» She continued: “The com-
plainant and the alleged
harasser should know how the
investigation will be carried out
and who they will be dealing
with. They have the right to be
represented by a person of
their choice for example a col-
league, a union Tepresentative,
or an attorney.”

Many people may think that
harassment is only directed at
certain individuals, but that is
not the case.

“Harassment can include
circulating dirty e-mails, telling
dirty jokes, eyeing someone up
and leering, making person-
al/intrusive comments about
physique or clothing, pester-

ing someone for a relationship .

or a date, stalking or continu-
ously following someone
around,” she added.

To ensure that all employ-
ees are aware of the policy
regarding sexual harassment in
the workplace employers

‘should make it clear to all, what

is tolerated and what is not tol-
erated.

“They can do this by estab-
lishing guidelines clearly stating

harasser,”

the do’s and don’ts. With that
being said everyone should be
aware of what to do and what
not to do,” the officer said.
After a formal or informal
investigation has been com-
pleted then the officer advises
the complainant to keep out
of contact with the harasser.
“At this point you might
want to avoid the harasser,
never put yourself in an awk-
ward situation with the harass-
er. If you can’t avoid the
harasser completely then you
might want stay away from the
she said.
Harassment can happen any-
where — at work, at an out-
ing, or out on a day of fun, but
if you are met with a situation
as such “lay the cards on the
table” and let the harasser
know that you have no toler-
ance for such inappropriate
behaviour, if the harasser con-
tinues to pursue you sexually,
even after you have made it
clear that you won’t tolerate
it, then make a complaint. It is

~ your business to. protect your-

self, and discourage any behav-
iour that can lead to something
much more serious.



Image is not only the way

I always marvel when I sit in
meetings when assigned actions
were not taken and the respon-
sible Manager would say, “I
gave that project to one of my
supervisors and they were
unable to finish.” The under-
lying message in this blaming

statement is that the manager |

delegated the responsibility so
he doesn't have to be held
accountable.

What is Blame?

When you blame others for.
your short comings, you are
appointing fault or responsi-
bility to someone else in an
effort to distract attention from
your responsibility. This
approach can slow down the
decision making process in
some companies as the issue
degenerates and becomes
“Who's fault is it?” instead of,
“What-:went wrong and how
can we fix it?”

We all play a part in unmet
goals. If you are a leader, it
may be as simple as seeing
someone struggling and not
offering assistance because it
is.their job or it may be that
your instructions were not
clear. Whatever the reason,
blame is based on your per-
ception of the facts and peo-
ple who become agile blamers
are usually great at the art of
spin.

Blame is usually intended as
a criticism and is driven by
emotions. It is really a form
of cowardice, a lack of courage
to admit to your mistakes or
short comings. It sometimes

happens in the presence of the _

person being blamed.. In cases
like this, the person being
blamed may not feel they are in

a position to contradict the -

blamer because of their influ-
ence or position. This is just as
cowardly as blaming someone
in their absence.
' Forms of Blame

Finger pointing: This form

. of blame is straightforward. It

is about using your perception

-of the situation to formulate a

way to displace fault.

“You” Language”: When

you use “You” language, you

point out how someone else
contributed to the situation
overlooking your involvement.
It takes you out of the equa-
tion altogether and is perceived
as an attack.

Excuses: Many people come .

up with rational, compelling
excuses and expect account-
ability to be waived. The bot-
tom line is that the project or
assignment should be done and
an authentic discussion should
occur if you were unable to do
something. Take ownership
and make a commitment to
correct the situation.

Planting the seeds of doubt:

Some people have a system of ,

blame they develop over time
by planting seeds of doubt
about someone else. This is
done by questioning people's

_competencies or relentlessly

pointing out their shortcom-
ings. Constant complaining is
another tactic. Persons who
use these tactics usually do this
behind the backs of their
coworkers, when something
goes wrong it is very easy to
assign blame because you set
the stage. Sometimes this
approach works so seamlessly
that the blame will automati-
cally shift to the persons.

Why does blame happen
(root causes)

Blame usually occurs when .

there is fear and distrust. In
an office environment, when
accountabilities and responsi-
bilities are not clearly defined in
job descriptions there can be



misunderstandings caused by
responsibility overlap. As a
leader, one of the first steps in
ensuring you create the ground-
work for an environment for

professionalism and collabora-.

tion is to prepare job descrip-
tions.

Blame is a self.preservation
tactic. It is used ta cover up
your perceived incompetence
because you are afraid of
embarrassment: or being

attacked. Some of us prefer:to. .:;

deflect than. to suffer humilia-
tion. Another reason why
blame occurs as a self preser-
vation tactic is because a per-
son may read any form of criti-
cism, constructive or otherwise,
as an attack. Rather than suffer
through a perceived attack, they
prefer to deflect responsibility.

Another reason people may
blame others is because they
link performance to their earn-
ing potential. They don't want
their salary increase or bonus
to.be affected by anything or
anyone so they protect their
earning potential by blaming
others. Always keep in mind
that making yourself look good
by-making others appear incom-
petent is not a sound tactic. It

can catch up with you and |

expose you...

There are people who assign

their self worth to being per-
fect. They fear any perceived
form of failure. They associate
failure, no matter how small,

' with reputational risk not real-

izing they are sacrificing their
reputation by blaming.
There is another type of per-

.son who blames others because

of jealousy. They feel you
should not have gotten that pro-
motion or you should not be
making more money than them.
They perceive a grave injustice
has taken place and they are
seeking to restructure the play-

ing field by proving themselves °

more suitable for your job.

The Aftermath of Blame

Blame is a destroyer of
trust. At its root is a lack of
integrity and a lack of emo-
tional discipline. Here is how
it can affect your team:

- Reduced productivity

- Reciprocal doubt - When
doubt is created, it has a way
of being reflected back at the
person who created the doubt
because distrust moves like a
virus.

- The real team issues may |
remain undefined and unat- ©
tended because they are
buried beneath the blame
game.

No-one can win the blame
game. If you are a blamer, it
may appear that you have
won but you are whittling
away the trust of the team.

' Creating a Blame Free
Environment
1. Take appropriate respon-
sibility. There are people
who take responsibility for
more issues than they should
and there are others who take

responsibility for nothing at

The Anatomy of blame



all. If you are assigned a pro-
ject, whether or not: you dele-
gated the project or parts of
it, you are responsible until
the goals are met. If things
didn't go the way you
planned, ask yourself ques-
tions like, “What part did I
play in the creation of this sit-
uation?” “What.could I have
done differently?”

2. Build your Integrity:
Admit when you are wrong,
say what you intend to do to
correct the situation and then
correct it. If you are a leader,
remember, don't blame your
team, they are an extension of

you
3. "Avoid taking sides: In
many instances multiple par-
ties contributed to the situa-
tion.
4. Stick to the Facts: If you

‘can extrapolate the facts and

focus on a solution you can
get things done. Otherwise
you will get mired in unpro-
ductive discussions about who
is at fault. Use discernment
to understand the real issues.
and then set the objective to
take aifair course. of action

5. Use Emotional Intelli-
gence to change your blaming
behaviour.

- Identify your emotional.
patterns: Do you feel desta-
bilised when something goes
wrong? Is blaming someone
else an optimal solution for
you and.the team? Once you
identify your emotions and
patterns, take responsibility
for the circumstances. Fear
usually drives blaming behav-
iour. Identify your fears and
take concrete steps to over-
come. them.

- Think about the conse-
quences of your actions: As a
leader or member of a team
you should always be aware
of the possible outcomes of
your actions or inactions. If
you can master this skill and
think about possible conse--
quences of your actions and
course correct, you can proac-
tively seek to circumvent
problematic outcomes.

6. Leadership |

- As a leader, manage
blaming discussions by focus-
ing the group on the facts and
not taking sides. Also,
remember to recognise your
biases or assumptions.
Blamers will always come to
you with spin and draw you
into their web if you allow
‘them.

Protecting youre against
blame ;

~ You can't stop anyone from
blaming you for anything but
you can nullify the effects. of
blame by establishing sound
relationships with your: cowork-
ers and boss.

One way to do this is to let
your boss know what you are
doing. We tend to feel we
shouldn't have to “blow our
own horns” but keeping your

-boss in the loop (within reason)

can protect you. Be sure your
boss and coworkers have facts
that can be proven so that oth-
er people's opinions can't com-
promise your efforts.

This means you need to com-
municate effectively. . Keep in
mind that some of the right peo-
ple to communicate with need
not be the bosses. There may
be persons of influence at lower
ranks within the organization
who your bosses .and cowork-
ers listen to and trust. ;

Maintain your integrity: Be
someone your boss can trust so
if you say something, you will
be believed and respected.
Especially when things go
wrong and your coworkers are
actively pointing their fingers
at you.









































WOMEN in the work place can become targets of,attraction and while.
there is no harm in being an attraction to the opposite sex, there are
times when this can turn into persistent sexual pursuits, also SSW as
sexual harassment.

RE RIE IP

THE TRIBUNE



@ By JEFFARAH GIBSON

WOMEN in the work place
can become targets of attrac-
tion and while there is no harm
in being an attraction to the
opposite sex, there are times
when this can turn into persis-
tent sexual pursuits, also known
as sexual harassment.

“The workplace is an office
of professionalism, and a male
colleague making aggressive
sexual passes to a female col-
league is unacceptable and
should be handled according-
ly,” a. senior female officer of
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force said.

“Sexual harassment can be

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13,



Inappropriate sexual
behaviours in the workplace

anything. It can be a male mak-
ing sexual advancements
towards a female colleague. It
can come in the form of any-
thing, for example an employer
can say to an employee ‘if you
give me sex I will give you job

benefits’,” she told Tribune

Woman.

According to an expert attor-
ney under Section 26 of
Bahaniian law,” it is unlawful
for a prospective employer or
co-worker to'solicit sexual
favours from another person
under the promise or threat of
any advantage or disadvantage
in the place of employment.”

While men are also victims
of harassment, in most cases



2009

women are more often the vic-
tims and men, the perpetrators.

“Anyone found guilty of sex-
ual harassment is liable to a fine
of $5000, or will: spend up to
two years in prison or both,”
the attorney said.

Employers should have a
strict no, tolerance policy
towards sexual harassment in
the workplace and if a com-
plaint is made, the employer
should handle the matter at
their discretion. If a situation
arises where the victim does not
want to endure a criminal inves-
tigation, which is sometimes the
best thing to do, employers are

SEE page 11

By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX



Parenting
101 respoise

LAST week Tribune
Woman asked. our readers:

“ Ts it irresponsible par-
enting to allow young chil-
dren to remain unsuper-
vised at the movies while
waiting for their adult com-
panions?”

Here are some of your
responses:

e“My first thought when
I read your article was the
kind of disciplinary meth-
ods thé parents use to
keep their children so calm
and well behaved in a pub-
lic area alone.

Tam not sure if they are
taught this at home where
it maybe is common for a
parent to be more “rough"
with their children if not
behaved. Or as I have dis-
cussed with a few Bahami-
ans (and not understood)
who say that they do not
mind their children being
punished by their teachers
or close relatives if need-
ed.

I have unfortunately
seen children being hit,
pinched or scolded by
their parents in public in
Nassau. I have not dared
to intervene in the fear of
being hit, pinched or scold-
ed myself...

-But to get back to your
response. I don't think any .
parent should take for
granted the fact of living in
a country where child
abduction thank God is
unheard of. A child should
not have to carry the bur-
den and the huge responsi-
bility to care for its
younger siblings. Too
much could happen, too
much is at stake.

Not everyone can afford
a baby-sitter especially
now days, but then find
another way, by eithe1 ask-
ing a friend or relative to
mind the children rather
than leaving them alone
and unattended.

I thank you for your arti-
cle and I hope you have
made some people more
aware of keeping their
children safe.

A WORRIED PARENT

e “Don't know if it's
: insanity, stupidity, naiveté
or a combination of all
three, but leaving three
young child under the age
of seven in a darkened
movie theatre is an invita-
tion to trouble. Teenage
and adult child molesters
look for such opportuni-
ties to prey on your trust-
ing child. No responsible
parent would leave their
child in a potentially dan-
gerous situation where
they could be anxious and
frightened. Madness!

We need a license to
drive, I think we should
have a license to parent
too.

PARENT OF TWO



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