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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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2009
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009

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corrupt officials

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Ingraham gives
warning in first
national address
for the year

B By TANEKA
THOMPSON.
Tribune Staff meperer
tthompson@
tribunemedia.net

PUBLIC agencies susceptible
to corruption and "slackness" will
be vigorously policed: and
reformed by government without .
fear of any political fallout, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
warned during his first national
address for the year.

Critical agencies need constant
review to ensure adherence to the
highest values and mandates, he
said, supported by a culture intol-
erant of unethical practices. With
this in mind, government intends
to strengthen, and where neces-
sary, reform all areas of the pub-
lic sector.

"We fully intend to work
towards a new culture of excel-
lence in the service of the
Bahamian people, a culture of
ethical conduct on the part of
those who serve, a culture that is
hostile to slackness and corrupt
practices. We' expect that some
elements of this process will be
painful and we fully expect to be
criticized. We may even have to
pay.a political price," Mr Ingra-
ham said, in part.

"But we believe that we have a
duty to position our country more
securely on its constitutional

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@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
lallen@tribunemedia.net

A COMPLETE medical facility
and X-ray analysis unit is what
Health Minister Dr Hubert Minnis
intends to achieve at Her Majesty’s

During the official launch of its
new diagnostic and pharmaceutical
unit, Dr Minnis identified the need
for upgrades at the facility.

In his address, he said that out of
the more than 1,380 inmates at HMP, there

| are 115 who were identified with a chronic ill-
hess, and at least 90 who tested positive for a
communicable disease.
Dr Minnis said these figures show that at
any given time, an inmate may require med-
ical treatment that should be available on

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He explained, over the past two
years there have been several ini-
tiatives introduced leading to
advancing medical and health care
at the prison.

In that time, a fully functional
clinic was established-in the maxi-
mum, security unit, with an auxil-
iary unit erected in the remand cen-
| tre intended to reduce the strain on
the facility’s main clinic. There has
also been the removal of the
unhealthy practice of the use of slop
buckets.

Dr Minnis explained: “My ministry has
embarked on a programme, where our X-
ray facilities at the South Beach clinic, would
be compatible with that of Princess Margaret
Hospital, and therefore X-rays would be eas-
ily read by our staff at PMH without having to

SEE page six







Government to launch prescription

drug benefit for specified illnesses

GOVERNMENT will soon
introduce a prescription drug ben-
efit that will be universally avail-
able for specified chronic and cat-
astrophic illnesses, Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham said yester-
day in his national address.

“Tt is our intention and purpose
to provide to all our citizens the
best health care we can afford.
.. Improving the health infrastruc-

ture of our country and thereby .

facilitating and promoting a

healthy population remain top pri- -

orities for the Government,” the
Prime Minister said.

Mr Ingraham said government .

will expand programmes of the
Ministry of Health to promote
healthy lifestyles, to maintain and
sustain gains achieved in infant
and child immunization, infant and
maternal health, and to combat
the spread of HIV/AIDS and oth-
er sexually transmitted diseases.
Initiatives, he said, remain in

place to continue the upgrade of

facilities on which Bahamians
must rely for their health care
needs. Government has begun the
process for the planning and con-

struction of a new and improved :

institution as a replacement for
the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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WHILE 2009 is likely to be a dif-
ficult year, Prime Minister, Hubert
Ingraham said government is able to
put in place a stimulus package to
assist in softening the impact of the
crisis without endangering the coun-
try’s national economic welfare and
passing on to future generations an

. unsustainable debt burden.

“The prudent fiscal administration of our country’s
finances means that the Government is able to intervene
to assist and to reduce the impacts of the downturn of
the economy without jeopardizing our long term eco-
nomic stability,” Mr Ingraham said.

The Department of Bavironineatal Health com-
menced, in early December, a stepped-up programme to
clean up and maintain our general environment in New

Some 267 persons and 116 small contractors were
engaged to undertake this programme.

‘The Government has also determined to ‘accelerate a
number of infrastructure projects providing stimulus to
job creation and thereby cushioning the effect of job loss-
es in other parts of the economy. . *

“The projects to be implemented are not new. Rather,
they form part of the Government’s planned response to
the need to address the inadequate infrastructure which
exists around our country. Works will include improve-
ment of roads, docks and airports; expansion of school
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Four are questioned
in connection with
_ Onado Newbold death

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

POLICE are questioning four
people in connection with the
shooting death of 32-year-old
Onado Newbold on Sunday.

Chief Supt Glen Miller, head of
the Central Detective Unit, said
there are “conflicting reports”
about the motivation behind the

_killing of Newbold, who was shot

up to 12 times in Nassau Village.

Newbold grew up in Bain
Town, off Hospital Lane, but had
reportedly been living in Nassau
Village with a brother for several
months,

“Some are saying it might be
over a woman, while others are
suggesting that drugs were
involved,” Mr Miller said yester-
day.

Meanwhile, police are still fol-
lowing leads in the hope of making
arrests in the killings of two other

men who died within three hours
on Tuesday, leading into Wednes-
day.

Murder convict Ashley Sey-
mour Newbold and 32-year-old
Ignacio Ivan Smith were gunned
down within hours of each other.

Newbold, 43, who was found
guilty of killing Club 601 manager
Joyanne Cartwright in March,
2003, was shot at around llpm
near Toote Shop Corner while
Smith was killed in South Beach at
around 1.30am, by the A and S
Restaurant.

Mr Miller yesterday said police
are investigating whether their
deaths, both from bullet wounds,
are connected.

“Oneée we bring all the persons
concerned into custody and see
all the necessary witnesses I think
we'll be able to make a better
determination,” said Mr Miller.

He said early evidence suggest-
ed that drugs may have played a
part in both killings.

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THE TRIBUNE



Health risk fears over court fungus

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

A DARK fungus growing on
the walls of a Nassau court build-

ing is putting the health of staff
and visitors at risk, court employ-
ees fear. —

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family matters respectively, has

had a mould problem for many

months, employees claim.

And the largest colony is in the
family court which children
attend daily for domestic matters.
“The mould is everywhere,” a
staff member who wanted to
remain anonymous told The Tri-
bune.

“It’s on the walls and the ceil-
ing in court three, where children
congregate every day. So it’s not
just a health hazard, for the staff,
it’s also a danger for the public.”

Thick black mould growing
behind the Magistrate’s bench
and up the wall in court three
could not be photographed by
Tribune staff who were not per-

_ mitted to°take pictures in the
* court room, but the photograph-

er was able to capture a less dense
example of the fungus growing in
the adjacent hallway.

Court'staff said the mould has
spread throughout the building.

“It has been here for a long
time but they continue to house
us here,” the employee said.
“And the mould has really grown
— it’s a living organism. If it isn’t
cleaned I guess it can be bad.”



“It’s on the walls and the ceiling
in court three, where children
congregate every day. So it’s not
just a health hazard for the staff,
it’s also a danger for the public.”



Mould growth in buildings can
lead to a variety of problems, and
when present in large quantities
can present a health hazard to
humans, causing allergic reactions
and respiratory problems.

Some mould also produces
mycotoxins which can pose seri-
ous risks to humans and animals,
and exposure to high levels of
mycotoxins can lead to neurolog-
ical problems and in some cases,
death. Prolonged exposure, such
as in the daily work place, can be
particularly harmful.

However Department of Envi-
ronmental Health Services senior
lab technologist Arithony Ryan
said the mould situation in the
court rooms is no cause for alarm.

He inspected the building in
Victoria Gardens, off Shirley

Street, yesterday following a call
from The Tribune.

Mr Ryan said: “Like most
buildings it may have flood leaks
and it might get growths as a
result of that, but mould doesn’t
kill people.

“Tf you have an underlying res-
piratory condition it could exac-

erbate it, but it won’t cause a ~

problem and it won’t kill any-
body. .

“T didn’t see anything remark-
able in the building that would
require people to move out.”

Mr Ryan, who has 18 years
experience of inspecting build-
ings, has compiled a report for
the Department of Environmen-
tal Health Services Director, in
an effort to initiate the necessary

-remedial action.



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MOULDS growing along the walls
and ceiling of the courts.

PLPs express support for Pleasant Bridgewater

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terday declared support for their
embattled colleague.

“We-.are undaunted — this is
certainly a setback and a surprise,
but we are giving her the benefit
of the doubt,” said Brian Sey-
mour,'an executive member of
the PLP.

Mr Seymour said party mem-
bers in Grand Bahama are very
supportive of Ms Bridgewater,
the former MP for Marco City.

Concerns

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Mr Seymour expressed

. grave concerns about the lack of

“civility” displayed by some
Bahamians, who booed and made
remarks as Ms Bridgewater was
escorted to court on Wednesday.

Ms Bridgewater was charged,
along with ambulance driver Tani-
no Lightbourne, with conspiracy

‘to extort $25 million from actor

John Travolta. They were each
granted $50,000 bail.



Mr Sey-
mours
stressed that
Bahamians,
must know
when to put
politics
aside.

“What

P| F has caused
easant me great

Bridgwater concern is

that some of
us are so polarised by this
FNM/PLP thing and they forget
we are all one people in the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas,” he
said. “When the news is broad-
cast internationally, the media
don’t make the distinction of
FNM or PLP — all they see is the
Bahamas and a Bahamian.

“I think our people ought to
be more judicious in the way they
conduct themselves, and we ought
to know when politics should end
and when humanity and civility
should come into play because
we are in the this boat called the
Bahamas together,” he said.

Mr Seymour has known Ms

Bridgewater for 15 years and con-
siders her a personal friend.

“In the sunshine or rain you
don’t desert your friends when

. they are down,” he said.

“In our system we believe in
the presumption of innocence
until proven guilty. I know her
personally and at this stage J will

_ support her to the end,” he said.

PLP executive member For-
rester Carroll believes that Ms
Bridgewater did the honourable
thing by immediately resigning
from the Senate.

“We expected the negativity,
but the PLP council, supporters,
and people generally in Grand
Bahama support her.

“I support her as a colleague,
but most of all as an individual
who J have known for many
years” said Mr Carroll.

Mr Travolta and his wife were
on holiday in the Bahamas when
their 16-year-old son, Jett Tra-
volta, died of a seizure on January
2 at the family’s vacation home at
West End, Grand Bahama.

Reports of the alleged extor-
tion attempt emerged days later.

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Two students
are charged
with causing
grievous harm

FREEPORT - Two male
students of Jack Hayward
High School were formally
charged with causing griev-
ous harm in the Freeport
Magistrate Court yesterday.

. The teenagers, aged 16
and 18, appeared in Court
One, where they pleaded not
guilty to the charge.

It is alleged that on Janu-
ary 26, the accused boys

stabbed three students at ;

Jack Hayward High.

The boys were each grant-
ed $1,000 bail with two
sureties. The matter was
adjourned to July 2, 2009.

Man arrested
in connection
with discovery
of suspicious —
substance

A MAN was arrested on
Meadow Street yesterday
in connection with the dis-
covery of 125 packages of a
suspicious substance.

Police say they believe
the packages contain
cocaine. :

According to Assistant
Superintendent Walter
Evans, just after 2am,
Mobile Division offjcers on
patrol in that area conduct-
ed a routine search.

As a result of the discov
ery of the packages, the
man, a 22-year-old from the
area, was taken into cus-
tody.

Police confiscate
illegal firearm
and ammunition |

confiscated an: illegal -
firearm and ammunition.
when a concerned citizen:
stumbled upon the weapon
hidden in a yard.

Around 10am on .
Wednesday, the resident of
south western New Provi-
dence found a plastic bag
containing a revolver and
41 live rounds of ammuni-
tion.

Students with
payment difficulties

can still attend classes

STUDENTS of the Col-
lege of the Bahamas who
are experiencing difficul-
ties paying their tuition
fees in a timely manner
due to the current eco-_
nomic downturn, will still
be able to attend classes,
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said during his:
address to the nation Jes:
terday.

He said that in such cas-
eS, appropriate arrange- °
ments will be put in place
to defer and reschedule
tuition payments.

Annual Cursillo
Retreat to

take place

on Saturday

THE Annual Cursillo—
Retreat will take place on
Saturday, January 31 at
the All Saints Paris Cen-
tre in South Beach.

The event will be held
from 9am to lpm.

_ The topic for considera-
tion this year is: “Carrying
out God’s will” and will
be conducted by Rev
Gilbert Thompson, Assis-
tant Bishop of the Angli-
can Diocese.

All cursillistas and oth-
er interested church mem-
bers are invited.

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‘PM: fight against crime cannot
be left to the police alone

THE fight against cate must
be multi-faceted and cannot be
left to the police alone, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
during his address to the nation
last night.

“The causes of crime are com-
plex and require intervention on
many fronts.

“We must agree in our daily
lives not to give aid or protection
to persons who choose to live
outside the law. We must act
responsibly to remove ourselves
from dangerous situations when-
ever possible and to secure and
protect our property and our
places of business so as to make
them less attractive to crimi-
nals,” he said.

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“We must

agree in our

daily lives not to give aid or
protection to persons who
choose to live outside the law.”



Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham .-

rates continue to disturb our
communities and so it is not sur-
prising that addressing the crime
issue, including reducing the fear
of crime, remains a priority of
the government," the prime min-
ister said.

Mr Ingraham noted that in

2008, the country saw a decrease
in homicides, however, police
also recorded a decrease in the
number of murder cases solved.

"It cannot be overstated that
support for our police is essential
if we are to reduce incidents of
crime and achieve a higher rate

The government ‘needs to

work harder in education’

THE slow improvement in the overall
achievement level of students leaving high
school indicates that government needs to work
harder in this area, Prime Minister Ingraham
said in a national address yesterday.

“The critical importance of a good educa-
tion to the welfare of our nation cannot be

over-emphasised.

An educated and trained workforce provides
an important basis from which to strengthen
and expand the economy, which in turn grows
employment; leads to improved incomes and
advances the standard of living,”

ham said.

Last year, the Ministry of Education imple-

mented several School Improvement Pro-
grammes which placed renewed focus on core
subjects throughout the school system from
kindergarten to grade 12.

Emphasis

At is hoped that this new emphasis on the

Mr Ingra-

basics will result in a gradual improvement in
the achievement of students in the years ahead.
The prime minister said that the ministry’s
expanded “magnet programmes” in technical

‘ and career education are critically important if

the country is to meet the demand for better

skilled graduates.

Govt has begun process of filling

vacant seats on Court of Appeal

THE government has identi-
fied potential justices to fill
vacant seats on the Court of
Appeal and has begun the
process of filling those positions,

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said during his national

address last night.

The need for new justices
comes as a result of the retire-
ment of Justice Milton Gan-
patsingh in October 2008 and
the impending retirement of
Justice Emmanuel Osadebay.

Article 102 of the Bahamas
Constitution states that a jus-

tice of appeal shall hold office ~

until he attains the age of 68.

The Constitution also allows
for the governor general, after
consulting the prime minister,
to allow a justice to sit until the
age of 70.

Prime Minister Ingraham said ©

the new Magistrates Court
Complex on South Street,
which will house 12 courts, will
help reduce the delays that have
plagued the judiciary for many
years.

He said: “In addition, the
Supreme Court building in
downtown Nassau will be refur-
bished to improve the condi-
tions under which judges,

lawyers and support personnel -

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Freeport, Grand Bahama.”
“There is an urgent need for
stipendiary and circuit magis-
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made available to facilitate the
appointments of additional

judges and magistrates, legal

and ‘support staff to fill all
vacant posts in the legal and
judicial service,” Mr Ingraham
said.

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of crime resolution in our com-
munities. It must not be lost on
us that the detection and reso-
lution of crime — that’is bringing
criminals to justice — is a most
effective deterrent to future
crime,” the prime minister said.

He said that a properly
trained, equipped and managed
police force is fundamental to
fighting crime.

“As early as 1999, the govern-
ment of the Bahamas commis-
sioned a strategic review of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force to

- guide the phased modernisation

of its management which is
meant to improve the efficiency
and effectiveness of policing.
The implementation of the rec-
ommendations of that review
has not been as speedily
addressed as it should have
been.

“Still, considerable progress
is being achieved in better
equipping our police and by pro-
viding them access to sophisti-
cated state-of-the-art technology
for the detection of crime,” he
said.

The prime minister said that:

the new organisational structure
which has been implemented in
the police force is désigned to

“reduce bureaucracy and pro-

vide an improved framework in.
‘which the force can more readi-





. fear of crime,”

Hubert Ingraham

ly achieve and maintain the
highest standards of policing.”
“Just recently, a Bill for a new
Police Act was introduced in the
House of Assembly. This new
legislation, when enacted, will
provide the legislative support
for a modern and efficient police
force. It is expected that this
more responsive and efficient
structure will assist in building

' public confidence in the police

force, and hence in reducing the
Mr Ingraham
said.

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Prime Minister’s pep talk to nation

LAST NIGHT Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham in his first new year’s address to the nation,
encouraged Bahamians to come. together, raise
national standards of service, improve their
work ethic, fight crime and help each other
weather the international storm that is now bat-
tering our shores and threatening our jobs.

Within the country’s limited financial capac-
ity, he pledged his government’s best efforts to
cushion the economic blow caused by the glob-
al financial meltdown over which no one has
control, nor has anyone discovered a cure. But
everyone is now trying to climb out of a seem-

ingly bottomless pit with no historic signposts to’

point the way forward.

Despite this, Mr Ingraham believed that “the
global economy will rebound and that the
promise of better times for us and for future
generations of Bahamians will be realised.”

He recognised that neither he nor any other
leader can “accurately predict how long the
present global economic crisis will last.”

However, he told Bahamians that it will
depend upon how quickly they act as to how
prepared the Bahamas will be “to take full
advantage of the economic upturn when it hap-
pens.”

As was to be expected, he said, the country is’

experiencing weakness in revenue performance
for the 2008/09 fiscal year. However, what he
found remarkable, was that that performance
was keeping pace with the performance of the
previous fiscal period.

He said that the foreign direct investment —,
which is the lifeblood of our economy — seems °

to be continuing. Foreign investment through
September 2008, said Mr Ingraham, recorded an
increase of $83. 3 million or 7.3 per cent above
the corresponding period of the previous year.

“As a consequence of this, and the modera-
tion in credit expansion,” he said, “our inter-
national reserves position recorded an increase
of $108.8 million at the end of 2008 which com-
pares with a decrease of $45.6 million at the
end of the previous year.”

Despite significant spikes in commodity

. prices during the year, inflation on a year-on-
year basis at the end of November, posted a
moderate 4.3 per cent or.just 1.8 percentage
points above the level of a year earlier.

It was fortunate, he said, “that our macro-
economic fundamentals and especially our fiscal
targets permit us some flexibility in confronting
the economic crisis.’

In particular, he pointed. out, the country’s
level of national debt to GDP of 42 per cent and

. the level of foreign currency debt to GDP of less
than 10 per cent permits government “to put in
place a stimulus package to assist in softening
the impact of the crisis without endangering
our national economic welfare and passing on to

future generations an unsustainable debt bur-
den.” :
Having said this, he warned Bahamians of

_ the importance of “prudent management” of

their financial affairs. “This is the time,” he
advised, “to establish priorities with regard to
household and personal expenditures.”

This is not the time for “excessive discre-
tionary spending.” It is rather a time, he said,
“for us to remember the saying. ‘Don’t hang
your hat higher than you can reach.”

The dramatic drop in oil prices, resulting in

~ cheaper energy costs, should not lull Bahamians
into a false comfort zone. They have to. con-

tinue to prepare for the day when those prices
might again rise dramatically.

He noted the number of large projects that
were stalled when the money fell out of the
markets and investors could no longer get
financing to continue their plans.

However, on the flip side of the coin, even
though 2008 statistics showed a decrease in new
building applications by just under 7 per cent,
the number of approvals granted increased by
just over 3 per cent with a value of $656.6 mil-
lion, an increase of 32.7 per cent over the pre-
vious year.

In the meantime, his government was doing
everything in its power to stimulate the cre-
ation, of new jobs while trying to preserve exist-
ing ones, and helping to soften the impact on
“our most vulnerable citizens.”

Business persons will be particularly inter-,
ested in the proposed shift system in the Cus-;

toms department. This system.is designed to
reduce overtime charges, which are now trans-

~ ferred to freight shippers. This reduction alone

has the potential of reducing the cost of import-
ed food and other supplies for consumers.
Also, he said, “where such extra customs

costs accrue on the bottom lines of airlines,

cruise lines and hotel operators, they increase
the cost of our tourism product, negatively
impacting our competitiveness internationally.

“Any reduction in such overtime charges
will assist in reducing the cost of our tourism
product and thereby contribute to the improved
competitiveness of our destinations — an impor-
tant objective in these difficult economic times.”

The day will come, he said, when persons will

start to travel again. In the meantime, each one

of us has a role to play. “In the tourism sector
in particular,” he said, “we must make a special
effort to give good, friendly service to our guests.
Those of us who are not directly involved in
tourism can also play their part by showing
utmost courtesy and helpfulness to visitors with
whom they come into contact.”

Government, he said, was doing its best: to
maintain stability, but Bahamians “must remem-
ber that our resources are limited.”



Why has our
Parliament failed to
repair the judiciary?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Reluctantly this letter is
being written. As commen-
taries alight in the media from
different quarters of this
nation regarding the effec-
tiveness of the judiciary; it is
interesting to see that these
commentators have failed to
include a major factor in their
dialogues.

Complaining of social ills,
economic downturns and oth-
er negative elements can
sometimes be justified and the
topic of the judiciary, if per-
sons desire, should not be
exempted. However, and this
should-be of fundamental
importance, the error of pri-

-marily blaming the judiciary

for its antiquated state and
case backlog is illogical.

I have asked before and
now ask again: Why has Par-
liament consistently failed to
repair, support and maintain
this core pillar of society?
From appearances, it seems
that the concept of “conse-
quence” is lost on our legisla-
tors; let alone the concept of
“manifestation”. We can
argue, postulate and deny all

. we want, but the manifesta-

tion as it exists regarding the
physical state of the judiciary
is undeniable; and to fortify
these assertions, it is best to
ask these questions.

Can it be suggested that suc-
cessive Parliaments have
failed to think, plan or even
briefly consider what would
occur if they neglected certain
duties, ie, revamping and revi-
talising the judiciary? Did they
know that a fundamental tenet

After reading my good friend

Bishop Simeon Hall’s address
to the Rotary Club of Freeport
last Thursday, January 22, I was
amazed at his comments on the
choice. of where the ‘judiciary
has chosen to worship.
_ I don’t need to defend the
local Anglican clergy, who are
eminently quite capable of
defending themselves.

A few years ago I recalled
Bishop Hall’s statement on the
said subject about the Anglican
Church not being the state
church, or something to that
effect; again asking questions
as to why state services are held
at Christ Church Cathedral?

My question to Bishop Hall

-is: Where would you suggest the

_ service be held?

At New Covenant? If so why
don’t you invite the judiciary to

worship with you and your con-

gregation?

Tee ere
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of any progressive society is
the access to and the adminis-
tration of justice? According-
ly is it fair to infer that Par-
liament’s actions are inten-
tional, and that for the past 30

years, our leaders have
encouraged this decay?

It must be made clear here
that this article is not address-
ing the competency of mem-
bers of the judiciary, but
instead addressing the curious
way how over the years, our
politicians have blatantly
failed to address issues that
affect the public’s access to
justice. Sadly, it is safe to
assume that politics have
intentionally, negligently or
recklessly screwed up the: judi-
ciary.

If it has not; then ‘nae can
we explain or ignore the con-
fusion that we now see? There

* must be something inherently

wrong with this scenario in
that we have justices scattered
all over downtown.

The following is how the
revered pillar has been dimin-
ished: There are two judges
and one registrar in the British
American Building (George
Street). There are two judges
in the Chase building (Shirley
Street).

There is one judge in the
Senate Building (Parliament
Street side).

There are two judges in Saf-

frey Square (East Street

north).

The Roman Catholics holda
Red Mass for the judiciary the
beginning of the year, those
who choose to attend go on
invitation.

Bishop, maybe you could
come up with a similar service, I
am certain that the judiciary is
not made up of Anglicans or
Catholics alone.

When you look at some of
these persons parading around
as men of God, looking for
acceptance, and. approval, and

the disorder and confusion

some of your brothers carry on
with, God is not a God of con-
fusion, he is a God of order,
that is what I believe the judi-
ciary is seeking, for godly,
sound, Christian teaching in fac-
ing the new year.
Their concentration should
be on the Word, not what some
of your Reverend Bishops,
Apostles, now copying from
some of your confused Ameri-
can money-making brothers, in
delivering their sermons, with
their big towels from their exer-
cising and profuse perspiration,
the shouting, screaming, reiter-
ating, you would think that God

There is one judge and
three registrars in the Ans-
bacher Building (East Street
north). There is one judge in
the Supreme Court Building
(Bank Lane) and there is the
Court of Appeal on Shirley
Street.

This helter-skelter attitude
towards providing the proper
physical space for members of
the judiciary has resulted in
inconvenience, disjointedness
and perhaps even hampering
intellectual stimulation and
bonding among their peers.
So the judges suffer because
they have no inner sanctum
(environment) in which to
confer with each other, the
economy suffers because for-
eign investors are horrified at
the lack of support shown
towards the bench; and the
citizens suffer because there
is no one edifice that they can
identify with. There is no sin-
gle existing building to which
the citizen can point to and
say: “Within thus and so build-
ing I can find justice.”

This state of affairs cannot
continue; the decay is both

physical and psychological.

Perhaps the attention of Par-
liament should be drawn to
the remarks of Quintus
Mutius Scaevola who told
Servius Sulpicius: “It was a
shame for a patrician, a noble-
man, and an orator of causes
to be ignorant of that law in
which he was so peculiarly
concerned.” Still the question
remains: Are they concerned?

DWAYNE J HANNA
Nassau,
January, 2009.

Amazed by Bishop Simeon Hall’s comments

“EDITOR, The Tribune.

and tell them, one foolishness
followed by another, the Amer-
ican way.

Why would my good friend
Bishop Hall want to subject
these learned men to such pain
and suffering?

Don’t get me wrong, Iam
told that in our Anglican wor-
ship there are a few misguided

‘souls who are practising this
new wave of entettainment of

(touch your neighbour) this dis-
traction is just. that, are you
there to touch your neighbour,
or concentrate on the Word?
During the greeting of peace,
is where the peace is given, with
a kiss of peace if you so desire.
You can then touch your neigh-
bour.

Your advice to’our incoming

Bishop Laish Boyd who has a

big shoe to fill is laughable, our
standards in the Anglican tra-
dition are very high. You being
a learned man should pass on to
your less enlightened brothers
about keeping order in their
deportment of orderly worship.

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Man charged |
with armed
robhery and —
kidnapping

A 21-YEAR-OLD
Pinewood Gardens man,
charged with armed robbery
and kidnapping, was yester-
day remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. ;

-Ahmad Babbs appeared
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane,

- on Wednesday, charged in the
armed robbery and kidnap-
ping of Franklyn Nesbitt.

It is alleged that Babbs

_ together with Melbourn Bain,
alias “Snatcher”, 23, Desmond
Poitier, 24, and-Kendall Han-
na, 33, on Sunday January 13,
2008, while armed with a
handgun robbed Franklyn
Nesbitt of $2,000 cash and
$6,000 in cheques, the prop-
erty of General Brokers Insur-
ance Agency.

It is further alleged that on
the same day, Babbs along
with the three men kidnapped
Franklyn Nesbitt.

Babbs was not required to
plead to the charges and was
remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison.

The case has been
adjourned to February 4.
Bain, Poitier and Hanna are
presently standing trial before
Magistrate Bethel-on the

- charges.

Threatened
sea turtles to
get protection
in Florida

lm NEW ORLEANS

IN A blow to Florida fish-
ermen, regulators voted
Thursday to take steps to
shut down a common type
of fishing that uses long
lines affixed with hooks and
squid bait because it may be
killing hundreds of threat- .
ened sea turtles every year,
according to. Associated
Press.

«.The Gulf of Mexico Fish-'
ery Management Council
voted 10-7 during a meeting
in Bay St. Louis, Miss., to
close fishing with long-line
gear in shallow waters off
the coast of Florida for six
months. The shutdown may
start by June.
. The National Marine
Fisheries Service must
approve the shutdown, but

‘itis likely to do so because
of mounting evidence that
long-line fishing is killing
sea turtles like the logger-
head, a species protected by
the Endangered Species

_ Act.

“We have obligations to
protect them,” said Roy.
Crabtree, the southeast
regional administrator for
NMFS. :

He said his agency would
act as “quickly as we can”
to order a six-month shut-
down.

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LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 5

In brief | Minister: no formal complaint lodged






over lay-offs at Our Lucaya Resort

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

LABOUR and Maritime Affairs Min-_

ister Dion Foulkes said yesterday that
no formal complaint regarding lay-offs at
the Our Lucaya Resort:in Grand
Bahama has been lodged with his depart-
ment.

“It is very difficult for my department
to do anything unless we are aware of
what the complaint is,” Mr Foulkes told
The Tribune yesterday. .

Anger over the size of severance pack-
ages and the timing of the lay-offs has
been highlighted in The Tribune over
the past several days. ~

The Our Lucaya Resort laid off 181
workers last week, in what was yet
another blow to a Grand Bahamas econ-
omy already facing significant challenges.

“There are three major things that we

ensure that the employer
complies with in any redun-
dancy or lay-off procedure,”
Mr Foulkes said.

“They are: to comply with
the Employment Act and its
provisions and the Industrial
Relations Act which also
includes the industrial rela- |
tions code that sets out cer-
tain provisions. Secondly,
where a union is represent-
ing the workers, talks are to
be held with the union so that
the agreement between the
union and employer and
those provisions are fol-
lowed,” he said.

He added that the employment of
union officers, whether they be shop
stewards or elected members, should
also be protected.

Dion Foulkes



“In my discussion with Our
Lucaya those are the things I
mentioned to them.

“If we receive any com-
plaints from the union or any
employee that they were
unfairly. dealt with, we will
investigate it and take th
necessary action.

“So far, as of today I have
not received any formal com-
plaints from any person
involved in the Our Lucaya
matter,” Mr Foulkes said.

/ “We get.ona weekly basis
complaints from a number of

officers investigate on many
islands and here in Nassau. It’s some-
thing that never gets in the press and its
something that we do on a weekly basis,”
Mr Foulkes said. ae

properties, that my labour’

“All of these properties and other
major employers have their lawyers who
would certainly advise in terms of the
law and what they need to do.

“Where a union is represented in the
matter, there are terms of the contract
that speak to how a redundancy is sup-
posed to occur.

“If that union has a complaint,
they are mandated to notify me
formally so that my labour officers can
launch an investigation,” Mr Foulkes
said.

Reports of possible lay-offs at the
resort surfaced. last November after
Atlantis laid off 800 employees as its
occupancy figures continued to fall.

Speaking to reporters earlier this
week, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
called the situation regrettable but a real-
ity in light of declining visitor arrivals
and a slowing global economy.

Criticism for PLP members blaming —

Former US Ambassador

named finance chairman for Maynard-Gibson over Travolta scaridal
Republican Party in Florida _ |

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

FORMER United States

Ambassador to the Bahamas
John Rood will play a key role
in securing the Republican
Party’s electoral viability in
the state of Florida, having
been named the new finance
chairman for the Republican
Party in the state. .

- After raising over $300,000
on behalf of the party, Mr
Rood was appointed US
Ambassador to the Bahamas
in 2004. |

Since then, Mr Rood’s
recognition within the party
has reached new heights.

On Wednesday, Republican
Party of Florida (RPOF)
chairman Jim Greer said of
Mr Road; “Ambassador Rood
is both a long-time supporter
of the party and a successful
entrepreneur. We look for-
.ward to working with him to
develop our short and long-
term financial goals and to
secure the resources. necessary
to elect Republican candidates
across Florida.”

Since leaving the Bahamas
in 2007, Mr Rood has been
working in Jacksonville, Flori-
da, with his firm, JOR Com-
panies, developing multi-fam-
ily properties in Florida, the
Carolinas.and Texas.

A popular ambassador dur-
ing his time in the Bahamas,
the Florida resident was both
outspoken about issues he felt
deserved attention - such as
the ‘state of the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
and Samuel . “Ninety”

Knowles’ “folk hero status” - °

and committed to communi-
ty projects like the US



non Rood

Embassy’s .literacy pro-
gramme.

In December 2006, he told
The Tribune that his experi-
ence as ambassador to the



_Bahamas had been the most
significant and rewarding '
thing he had done in his life- ;

time so far.
“It’s going to be hard to

replace this. But like in every-

thing you kind of have to look
at your gut and know when to
move on,” he said.

Mr Rood was succeeded by
former President George W
Bush appointee Ambassador
Ned Siegel, who returned to
his native Florida earlier this
month after a short tenure in
the Bahamas.

The country now awaits the
appointment of a new ambas-
sador who will be selected by
democratic President Barack
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LEADER of the Workers
Party and community activist
Rodney Moncur hit out at
members of PLP who are
blaming Senator Allyson May-
nard Gibson for the party’s
predicament as a result of the
Travolta scandal. ~ .

“We find it absolutely abhor-
rent to the process that there
are persons within the PLP
who feel that the conduct of |
former attorney general Mrs
Allyson Maynard-Gibson
should merit some discipline
by her organisation,” Mr Mon-
cur said.

He said the PLP ought to remember
that in the 1980s, it was the testimony of a
close relative of PLP leader Lynden Pin-
dling which led to the prosecution of a.
former PLP member of parliament.

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“Taking all of these incidents
into consideration it would
appear that there are very few
students of history in the PLP
only carpetbaggers and emo-
tional dumb-dumbs who would
do the organisation and our
system of governance invalu-
able assistance if they would
just follow what appears to be
| the gentle political diplomacy
of the Rt Honourable Perry G
Christie in this crisis,” he said.

Mr Moncur said that PLPs
ought remain calm and listen
to their respected leaders.

_. “While PLP personalities stand accused,
our system still demands that due process
be given and people are innocent until
proven guilty. _.

“The PLP must be very careful that it
does not.do more damage to its future
political integrity and viability by pan-
dering to subjective elements rather than
enunciating. its re-wired policies,
principles and plans for the country,” he
said.








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Minister

aims for

complete prison
medical facility.

FROM page one

travel to South Beach. That
would be an excellent pro-
gramme for the prison.”

Dr Minnis said this would ©

remove the need for inmates to
be forced to wait for X-ray analy-
sis, and could result in a quicker
diagnosis, and essentially an
expedient recovery for the
inmate.

“People who are incarcerated
are entitled to a standard of med-
ical care that is at least equivalent
to that provided in the greater
community.”

Dr Minnis said this has been
achieved by the provision of
medical and health profession-
als from Sandilands Rehabilita-



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tion Centre, and from Princess
Margaret Hospital, who are dis-
patched to the prison on a week-
ly basis.

Dr Minnis also said that with
the constant flow of people in
and out of the prison, the threat

- of disease spreading is highlight-

ed and re-establishes the respon-
sibility for his ministry ta pro-
vide complete medical access and
treatment to incarcerated indi-
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Although he was unable to say
when such a facility could be
erected, or how much it could
cost the government, he insists
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FROM LEFT: Minister of Health Hubert Minnis, Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler Turner, Minister of National Security Tom-.

my Turnquest and Superintendent of Her Majesty's Prison Fox Hill Dr. Elliston Rahming cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new Health Diagnostic

Unit yesterday.

The PM targets
corrupt officials

FROM page one

foundations of democratic government;
equal access to the rights, privileges and
protections which citizenship bestows; and
the rule oflaw. .

"The Bahamian people deserve no less
than a country with a modern, responsive
public service, a country that is.equipped
to function in an increasingly competitive
world, a country that is stable, a country
that can hold its head high as a respected
member of the international community."

The prime minister's remarks came after

‘the early retirement of many officers in
senior management at the Departments of
Immigration,.Customs.and.the Royal
Bahamas Police Force. Government hopes
the overhaul of the upper echelons of these
agencies will reduce incidences that enabled
sweeping power and "abuses" in the sys-
tem. | oe

On Sunday, Mr Ingraham told reporters
that, after Customs, there would be no more
restructuring at public agencies.

Last week 24 Customs officers were

. offered early retirement packages, two

weeks ago 17 senior police officers were

retired to form a streamlined team of qual-
ified younger officers. Last November, sev-
en senior Immigration officers were given
similar retirement offers.

Most of the affected persons had all
reached retirement age or served at least
30 years in the civil service and were given

short notice to accept the offers.

Customs and Immigration have long been
the centre of widespread corruption claims.
However, it was said that the retirements
had nothing to do with these reports.

In last night's address, Mr Ingraham said
the restructuring will streamline and mod-
ernise the Immigration and Customs
Departments while paving the way for
younger qualified officers to take over lead-
ership spots in those organisations.

In addition to management concerns, out-
dated practices in the Department of Immi-
gration that hinder persons with a legiti-
mate claim to status in the country; unac-
ceptable delays-in work permit processing;
and the enforcement of immigration law
are all government priorities:

"The new. senior management team °

recently deployed to the Department of
Immigration has been directed to imple-
ment improvements to all procedures and
processes bearing on the timely considera-
tion and response to applicants for nation-
ality, residency status and work permits.

"We are confident that, moving forward,
and particularly following the introduction
of tampef-resistant immigration permits and
certificates, the opportunities for abuse in
the system will be brought to an irreducible
minimum," said Mr Ingraham, adding that
the desired efficiency in that department
needs public compliance and respect of
immigration laws.

He added that the modernisation of Cus-
toms was some 10 years in the making. The

new Tariff and Excise Tax regime intro-
duced in the 2008/09 Budget exercise is
meant to "reduce discretion in the applica-
tion of duty rates to imports and to improve
the ability of customs officers to accurately

- and efficiently attach the correct duty to

imported items and hence maximize the col-
lection of government revenue."

Updated management tools and a shift
system will be introduced to the department
to lower, if not eliminate, exorbitant annu-
al overtime costs incurred by that depart-
ment, Mr Ingraham said.

"The transfer of commercial shipping
from three locations in the heart of down-
town Nassau to one centralized location at
Arawak Cay is expected to prodtce
increaséd éfficienciés in the deployment of
staff, including the realization of an effective
shift system.

"To the extent that the shift system is
able to reduce overtime charges now trans-
ferred to freight shippers, this can poten-
tially reduce the cost of products imported
for resale to Bahamians. "Where such extra
customs costs accrue on the bottom lines
of airlines, cruise lines and hotel operators,
they increase the cost of our tourism prod-
uct, negatively impacting our competitive-
ness internationally. ~

"Any reduction in such overtime charges
will assist in reducing the cost of our tourism
product and thereby contribute to the

‘improved competitiveness of our destina-

tions — an important objective in these dif-
ficult economic times," said Mr Ingraham.

FROM page one

or refurbishment of govern-

ister said.

Mr Ingraham said coupled
with his administration’s
public sector infrastructure
stimulus programme, a num-

will create new employment
and business opportunities
in the economy and thereby

tive experiences of 2008.
However, he said, the gov-

ernment is doing all that it

can to help soften the impact

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ber of construction projects’

mitigate some of the nega-

on Bahamians, but warned
that resources are limited.

The Prime Minister said
that the country needs to be
better positioned to mitigate
the effects of world econom-
ic events which are “beyond
our control.”

“Now is the time for us to
delve deep into our tradition
of overcoming adversity and

of finding special reserves of °

strength and courage,” he
said.

However, there was some
good news in the prime min-
ister’s address.

Foreign direct investment
through September 2008
recorded an increase of $83.3
million or 7.3 per cent above
the corresponding period of
the previous year, and this
firmness in investment inflow
appears to be continuing.

The moderation in credit
expansion and international
reserves position recorded
an increase of $108.8 million
at the end of 2008 which
compares with a decrease of
$45.6 million at the end of
the previous year and infla-
tion has increased only
slightly over the previous
year.

Even though statistics for
2008 reflect a decrease in
new building applications the
number of approvals granted
increased with a value of
$656.6 million, an increase of
32.7 per cent over the previ-
ous year.

However, he said that this
is not a time for excessive
discretionary spending;

Government stimulus package to
soften impact of economic crisis

rather, this is a time for
Bahamians to remember the
saying, “Don’t hang your hat
higher than you can reach.”

“In this regard, I advise
that the current lower price
for oil, and consequently for
other forms of energy,
should not cause us to let
down our guard.

“The price may skyrocket
again when overall econom-
ic recovery is achieved, or if
and when the oil producers
decide to drive up the price
by reducing production,” he
said.

In the meantime he. said
protecting home-ownership
is critical.

He urged persons to dis-
cuss their situation with their
bank as early as is possible.

“Continue to pay whatever
sums you are able toward
meeting your mortgage
obligation. The banks have
all indicated their prepared-
ness to work with mortgage
clients who are adversely
impacted by this economic
downturn. Take them up on
their pledges,” he said.

The prime Minster said
new job creation in banking,
insurance and securities —
will probably remain sub-
dued in the foreseeable
future.

“The Government will
continue to keep develop-
ments in the global economy
under close scrutiny as
regards their current impact
and potential further impact
upon our economy in the
months ahead,” he said.



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HIV/AIDS expert has hopes for technology for women

By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

A LOCAL HIV/AIDS expert
is excited about the potential of a
cutting-edge preventative technol-
ogy for women — who are much
more as risk of contracting the dis-
ease than men in the Bahamas.

The development of “micobi-
cides” is still in the experimental
stage, but it is hoped that the tech-
nology will be compatible with a
wide array of delivery systems —
from gels, and creams, to sponges
and rings — which will have the
ability to shield women from con-
tracting HIV and other sexually
transmitted diseases.

Director of the HIV and AIDS
Centre Rosamac Bain said micro-
bicide technology will be revolu-



SHELL SAXONS Superstars leader Percy ‘Vola’ Francis (céntre)

tionary — if and when it is approved
to be used along with the male or
female condom.

“It is something that has been
talked about for many years.
Women are not empowered to
protect ourselves and we depend
on our men. This is why the female
condom is so good. However, it is
bulky so it will be good when we
have additional preventative tools
that could help us and stop us from
becoming infected,” Mrs Bain said.

A microbicide is a compound
made of chemicals that is applied
to the vaginal area. The compound
begins as a liquid, changes to a sol-
id when applied prior to sex, and
reverts to liquid form when actu-
ally needed.

After application, the liquid
solidifies and becomes a barrier

coating vaginal tissue, like a con-
dom. When this barrier comes into
contact with semen, it again
becomes a liquid and releases sub-
stances which neutralise the semen
and antiviral chemicals which kill
any STD which might be present.

Microbicides are seen as a way
for women to gain power over
their sexual health, particularly in
impoverished nations where AIDS
is widespread, where rape is ram-
pant, or where conventional con-
doms are either taboo, not reliably
available or rejected by men.

Led by the Global Campaign
for Microbicides, these chemicals
have been in development for
almost 20 years.

There are 10 microbicide prod-
ucts currently in clinical trials.
Three of these are now in

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Rodgers (left) on the Mall in Washington, DC.

SCORES of Bahamians,
including members of the
Shell Superstar Saxons,
attended the promotional
event whieh was put together
by the Broadcasting Corpo-
ration of the Bahamas for |
the swearing-in of United
States President Barack
Obama. .

Jeff Rodgers, trip organis-
er, said that he thought it was
a great idea for the Saxons
to join the hundreds of
Bahamians who travelled to
Washington, DC, to witness
the historic inauguration.

“The group stayed in Vir-
ginia and they were able to’
take a 15-man junkanoo
group led by Percy ‘Vola’
Francis. They performed to a
black-tie affair at the Zanz-



and: Jeff

ibar night club, where they
opened for one of the Whis-
pers. .

The crowd was impressed
by the display.

“The corporation was able
to pull off the event that it
was promising and was very
successful. 7

“The corporation also held
a small banquet for the
group and had the former
Speaker of the House Itelia
Johnson Ruby Ann Darling,”
Mr Rodgers said.

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advanced trials and are sparking
a great deal of excitement.

The first, BufferGel, creates an
acid buffer that keeps the vagina
acidic even in the presence of
semen and creates a physical bar-
rier that stops or slows down the
passage of pathogens into the vagi-
nal and cervical walls. It is expect-
ed to be contraceptive and may
protect against HIV, HPV, HSV,
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Car-
bopol 974, the major nonaqueous
component of BufferGel, is com-

monly used as a gelling or tableting

agent.

The second is called Pro 2000
(a napthalene sulphonate polymer)
which is an entry and fusion

inhibitor that binds to viruses and

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LEO LOUISE CAREY, 83

of Hawkins Hill, Nassau,
The Bahamas, will be
held at God’s Temple of
Praise, Taylor Street,
Nassau Village, Nassau











on Saturday, 3lst
January, 2009. at
11:00am. ates



Suffragan Bishop
Ezekiel Munnings and
Bishop Adrian James
will officiate.










She is survived by her son, Terry Eugene Carey;
grandsons, Jermaine Carey, Darren and Demetrius
Carey, Maurice Carey; granddaughters, Nadine
| Carey, Sherise Carey and (adopted granddaughter)
_ Arlene Maxwell; sisters, Joyce Carey (New York);
daughter-in-law, Patricia Carey; grandsons-in-law,
Stephen Carey Sr., Leviticus Rolle Sr.; great
grandchildren, Stephen Carey Jr., Nastasia and
Nakeisha Carey, Brianna Rolle, Brandon Rolle,
Levardo Rolle, Leviticus Rolle Jr.; sister-in-law,
Genevia Carey; other relatives and friends, Mr and
Mrs Ed Carey, J.M. Pinder and family, Mr. Charlie
Carey and family, Leroy and Hazel Carey and
family, Terecitha Carey and family, Cyprianna Fox
and family, Dr. C. Munnings and Margaret Rodgers,
(caregiver) Doreen Wright, Gods Temple of Praise
family, Brent and Shantell Johnson, Merlene Lewis,
Piescoh and Jennifer Haven, Eric Rolle, Norma
Butler and family, Sarah Ferguson and family,
Robert Cartwright and family, Honorable M.P. Frank
Smith, Hawkins Hill and Canaan Lane family.





















Relatives and friends may pay their respects at
Kemp’s Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale
“Avenue, Palmdale, Nassau on Friday, 30th January,
2009 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.






Instead of flowers the family request that donations
be sent to God’s Temple of Praise Building Fund,
P.O. Box N-8410, Nassau, The Bahamas in memory
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Counterfeit cigars — the

joke is on the Bahamas

@ By AN AVID SMOKER

RECENTLY, I decided to
take a cigar vacation/retreat. At
the end of a year, I like to take a
few days in contemplative
review and begin thinking about
and planning for the new year.

This type of exercise lends itself ©

well to the consumption of cig-
ars — many of them.

I needed a place that I could .

smoke everywhere — in the bath-
tub, on the toilet, in my room, in

: the public places of the hotel.

Since Havana remains a political
pariah for a US citizen and this
past New Year coincided with
the 50th anniversary of Castro's
regime — Cuba was out.

I boiled my worldwide choic-
es down to Caricun and Nassau.
The Melia resort in Cancun is
cigar friendly and the city has
one of the first and best La Casa
del Habanos (LCDH) fran-
chised stores.

Nassau was home to the ven-
erable Graycliff Inn, a smoker's
haven. And it had the lure of
the Avelino Lara and smoke-
able non-Cubans- the Graycliff
lines, Crystal and Espresso. I
had never been to the Bahamas
and my ultimate decision was
made on the simple factor of
not wanting to deal with any lan-.
guage barrier — I picked Gray-

’ cliff because they spoke English

there (well, as it turns out, bro-
ken English).

I booked and reserved a suite.

and flights — using my frequent

' flyer miles from the busy year.

So'I set out on an internet
search for LCDH in Nassau.
NONE. Any Cuban cigars any-
where? HARDLY. Couldn't
find any on the web.

Except Havana Humidor in
the Atlantis. I thought, "Good
God, I don't want to be at a casi-
no in a kiddie family resort. I'll
find somewhere else I'm sure."
Just in case, I brought an assort-
ment of 20 Havanas in my trav-
elhumidor,

Guess’ what? ‘There was
nowhere else on the island that
I found with a single authentic

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under-filled and burned hot.
The one's I smoked from
Havana Humidor were whop-
pers — the best new cigar I
smoked all year. .

I finally got to try the Partagas

Cuban! Upon arrival at Gray-
cliff, I smoked a Partagas 8-9-8
Varnished and then set out on
foot to Bay Street to find a cig-
ars.

The "Cuban" bar, Flamingo
Cafe had locks on its doors with
a notice that they lost their lease
for failure to pay rent (that's a
bad sign). |

A few package stores claimed
to have Cuban cigars but most
of the vitolas they claimed to be
Havanas do not even exist: a
2007 Partagas Piramides EL, a
Cohiba Piramides 2005 EL, for
example. Ay)

One. cigar really stuck out —

And the RA 8-9-8, out of pro-
duction was a special treat (I
smoked a great one and a
mediocre one). |
Back to Bay Street. It's clear,
even to a vacationing observer,
what's going on. They are fleec-
ing cruisers. One afternoon, I
/ was sitting in the smoking
/ lounge in the cigar factory at
Graycliff when two guys from
Jersey walk in fresh off the ship.
Each held a

Regional Belicosos. This cigar -
baggie of

is four months old! How did




they get the band to look so. 10 “Mon-
real? It blew my mind. If they tecristo
are counterfeiting this vitola- #25".

they have way too much intelli-
gence. I trod back to Graycliff,
so glad I toted along my travel
humidor. - t

The next morning, after a
dip in the pool and a Ramon
Allones Specially Selected, I
took a cigar rolling lesson and
twisted three gigantic double
pyramids (uncut feet) at Gray-
cliff and then called.a cab. to
Atlantis. I was blown away by
the stock, particularly the ELs
(Limited Editions), the most
I've ever seen in one place. The
problem: these great sticks were
all 100 per cent more expensive
than the cigars I buy from
LCDH - that's TWICE as
expensive for every cigar.

Guess what? It's only money.
These were real cigars and I got
to sample about 20 with the
manager Adam. The real reve-
lation was the H Upmann Mag-
num 50 regular release. I love
the 2005 ELs. I have a 50 cabi-
net in'my humidor: But'the
2008's I‘had smoked all. were

Oo In brief
Military :
skydiver dies
after landing —
in Tampa area

TAMPA, Fla.



A MILITARY skydiver has
died after being found uncon-
scious in a. Tampa-area lake,
according to Associated Press.

Tampa Fire Rescue says they
received a call at 9:26 a.m. Thurs-
day reporting the skydiver down.
Two witnesses fishing in the lake
say they saw the skydiver clear a
power line, land in the lake,.and
then disappear underwater.

The witnesses tried to find the
man and were unsuccessful when
their canoe flipped over in the
process. \

Rescuers eventually found the
man and pulled him to shore.

The man has not been identi-
fied. He was stationed at MacDill
Air Force Base. MacDill has con-
vened a safety board to investi-
gate the accident. \

Official: Iraqi



Cherished memories will

he resettled
in Florida
= MIAMI :

A UNITED NATIONS official
says many Iraqi refugees will be
resettled in Florida and. around
the nation, according to Associat-
ed Press. ;

Larry Yungk, a U.N. High
Commissioner for Refugees senior
resettlement officer, made the
comments at a conference Thurs-
day. He says Iraqis displaced by
the war are among new groups of .
refugees who will increasingly be
resettled in Florida and in the U.S.

The U.N. has referred more
than 42,000 Iraqis for resettlement
in the U.S. Of them, 15,000 have
already arrived.

Florida resettles 25,000 to 28,000
refugees annually, three times
more than any other state.

The majority are placed in
South Florida.

The Miami conference was. '
attended by case workers, educa-
tors and social service providers
for refugees.

Eleuthera.

D1 EL - a truly special cigar.,

Bethel Brothers Mortcians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.0.Box N-1026 ..

“|+ Harbour Public Cemetery, Governor's

forever dwell in the hearts of her sister, Rev. Enid Cooper;
nephews, Bishop Clifford N. Petty, Rev. Charles Sands, Deacon Prince Petty, ur., John
Petty, Rev. Sylvanus Petty, Brent Petty, Franklyn Petty, Anthony Petty, Leo Petty, Granville
Cooper, James Cooper, Trevor Cooper; Frank Cooper; nieces, Emily Russell, Retella
Davis, Bertha Pinder, Emily Petty, Lisa Similien, Joyce Culmer, Emily Ferguson, Ethel
Cooper, Pauline Cooper, Olga Wilchcombe; grand nieces, Dale Hepburn, Janet Burrows,
Kathy Davis, Dorothy Jones, Pattie Hepburn, Carol Davis, Leah Davis, Apostle Margaret
Seymour, Clementina Petty, Hyacinth Sands, Bemadette Robinson, Brendalee Petty,
Rosa Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Patrice McCardy, Thelja Pinder, Therice Thomas, Donna
Petty, Wonda Culmer, Rhonda Petty, Aretha Rolle, Avis Bethel, Vanessa Mayne,
Lashanda Burrows, Dayna Burrows, Jennifer Ferguson, Monique Johnson, Clarice
Decosta, Stacey Rodgers, Maria Gardiner, George Bames, Bernadette Bain; grand
nephews, Raymond Sands, Deacon Troy Sands” John Petty, Jerome Davis, Howard
Johnson, Alfred Petty, Harry Petty, Cecil Petty, George Petty, Garfield Bethel, William
Bethel, Jonathan Burrows, Jason Peity, Frederick Petty, Leo Petty, Egra Petty, Thaddeus
Petty, Anthony Petty, Anthony Petty Jr., Sylvanus Petty, Jr; Rev. Keith Sands, David
Pinder, Terrel Pinder, Christopher Curry, Kenny Bain, Johnny Bain, Edie Bain; other
relatives, Evangelist Velma Peity, Merolyn Sands, Dolly Petty, Lula Petty, Antoinette Petty,
Beulah Petty, Vernell Petty, Rev. Godfrey and Elmena Bethell, Gladstone Petty, George
Petty, Theodore Petty, Gregory Petty, Pamela Moss, Harriet Petty, Joyce Petty, Sherry
Petty, Rev. Arlene Isaacs and family, Geraldine Wilson and family, Clarence Gibson and
family, Ruthmae Burrows and family, Luella Prescod and family, Rev. S. B. Pinder,
Osborne Pinder, Sarah Pinder, Henry Wood and family, Ena Sands and family, Edith
Hanna and family, Carl Pinder and family, Crystal Culmer and family, Campbell Dean and
family, Stephanie Culmer and family, the Scavella family. of Gregory Town/Hatchet Bay,
Gwendolyn Wilson and family of Gregory Town, Tanya Johnson and family, the Pinder
family of Hatchet Bay; godchild, James Gaitor Jr.; special friends, Eulie Fernander, Ellen
Johnson, Admiral Ferguson, Hon., Philip M. Bethel and family, Joshua Culmer, Roscoe
Rolle, Irene Griffin, Agatha Cumberbatch and family, Netta Hall and Brenda Johnson, Anita
Willams, Sharon McKinney, Windsor Bethel, Lowell Bethel, Richard Rolle, J.P.; Shiney
Rolle, Agnes Bethel, Noe! Thompson, Eleanor Hunt, Janet Gierzewski, Joyce Gibson,
Veronica Sands, Gordon and Florence Sands, Lillian Demeritte, Rita Moss, Eula Culmer,
Elizabeth Stubbs, K=Jack and Zalia Carty, John and Barbara Farringdon, Arlington and
Adlean Johnson, Felicia Bethel, Hannah Farrington, Livingstone Parks, the Gaitor family
of Eleuthera and Nassau, Carmen Rolle, Arthur Rolle, Roderick Ill and Juanita Pinder,
Cyril and Carol Griffin, Leigh and Thelma Burrows, Joyce and Tommy Pinder, Sidney and
Kathleen Burrows, Ella Delancy, Diane Farrington, Paul and Judy Simmons, Carla
Roberts, Mark Thompson and family, Vernice Rolle, Shirley Burrows and the entire
Burrows family, Delano, Delmar and Devon Hepburn, Edith Rolle, Shauna Nairn, Andre
- Butler, Fredericka Johnson, Hon, J. Oswald J,Ingraham, J.P., M.P.,, Dr. Ajero, Nurse Turner
and the staff at Levy Medical Center, and the entire community of Governor's Harbour,

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians on Friday from 10:00 a
m. 40 12:00 noon and at the church in Cupid's Cay, Governor's Harbour from 7:00 p.m.
until 12:00 midnight and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time,

They were nice guys, middle-
aged and away from their wives
for an hour. They chose to
spend that hour smoking.

I asked them if I could hold

_their cigars. Poor guys, $10

bucks a stick for weak fakes —
ammonia-smelling, light tan
wrappers, box-pressed figura-
dos with flimsy thin bands.

This is not just criminal, it's.
immoral: And the joke will be
on Nassau when the trade
embargo is lifted and all these
cruisers know what a real Monte
2 looks like. Then, there won't
be the big kickback ‘money to’
pay off local politicos. And sure-
ly, the local politicos will then
lock up these dockside mob-
sters. It's only money.

The Tribune has brought Nas-
sau’s counterfeit cigar problem to
the attention of both the police
and the Customs Department
following several complaints
from American and European
visitors. So far it seems, nothing

has been done - ED







of Cupid's Cay, Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday
January 3ist, 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer
Baptist Church, Cupid's Cay,
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera. Rev,
Kipling Johnson Rev. Sylvanus Petty
and Bishop Clifford Petty will officiate.
interment will follow in Governor's














Harbour,













































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US Northern Command.
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Commodore Scave

BRIGADIER General
Robert Feldman, Deputy
Director of Plans, Policy
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30,

PAGE 11

2009





Knowles and Bhupathi
into doubles finals |

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



AFTER falling short in the semifinal

last year, Mark Knowles and Mahesh *

Bhupathi earned their first appearance
in the final of the Australian Open yes-
terday.

Knowles and Bhupathi, the number
three seeds, pulled off an easy 6-3, 6-1
win over the unseeded Polish-Austrian
pair Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach
to set up a much anticipated showdown
against the American identical twin
brothers Bob and Mike Bryan.

The Bryans, seeded No.2, pulled off
an identical 6-3, 6-3 decision over the
No.4 seeds Lukas Dloughy and Leander
Paes yesterday as well to earn their:trip
to the final.

“It feels great. Our first Grand Slam
final. We made the semifinal here last
year; so our goal was to get-back to the
final,” Knowles said.

“It’s really special. This is my fourth
Australian Open final and so anytime
‘you get to a Grand Slam final, it’s real-
ly special. This is my tenth overall and
we had a really tough draw coming in,
but ‘we played great theouehout the
tournament.”

The Bryans are playing in their fifth

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ACTION from the Bahamas Scholastic Association’s Basketball Playoffs yesterday at the CLC Gymnasi-
um. The Zion Christian Eagles and Teleos Cherubims advanced to the finals in thé junior boys division.
The Cherubims also made the finals in the Senior Boys and Girls divisions. The Senior Girls will face the
Mt. Caramel Cavaliers while the results of the Senior Boys’ semifinal was unavailable to presstime.



MARK KNOWLES and Mahesh Bhupathi will face the pag Brothers in the final of the

Australian Open.

Austrlian Open final in six years, fin-
ishing up as runners-up in.2004 and 2005
before they won back-to-back titles in
2006 and 2007. Last year they were
ousted in the semifinal by Knowles and
Bhupathi.

_ “They’ve been my biggest rivals my
whole career,” Knowles reflected. “I
played them so much I feel like I’m
playing them everyday.

“They’ve won a lot and I’ve won a
lot, but they’ve been pretty much the
best team for the past decade, so they’re
a tough team to put away.”



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But Knowles said he likes the old
adage that “to be the best, you have to
beat the best. So we know they will be a

. real tough task.”

Last week, Knowles and Bhupathi
lost to the Bryans in the semifinal in a
third set tie-breaker. But Knowles said
if they can execute the way they have
been doing all tournament long, they
should be able to come.out on top.

“J think we’re ready. We’ve been
playing well,” Knowles said. “We
played them in the semifinal last year
and beat them on the same court. It’s

kind of ironic, but it’s exciting going up
against one of the best teams in the
world and playing them in the Grand

- Slam final.”

Their match will be played following
the women’s final between defending
champions Serena Williams of the Unit-
ed States, who is seeded at No.2, and
No.3 seed Dinera Safina from Russia.

Asked if there’s any pressure,
Knowles.quickly answered: “Yes there
is.”

But he indicated that “we want to
win this tournament, so there’s pres-
sure from that standpoint. But there’s
excitement. as well. We still want to
compete at that level and do well.

“So there’s a lot of pressure because
you never know if you will get another
opportunity to play for another Grand
Slam title. So you go there hoping to
win it, but it it doesn’t happen, I’m just
going to enjoy it.”

Knowles assured the Bahamian pub-
lic that they will definitely go out and
play at the best of their ability. The
match is expected to be carried live on

-the Tennis Channel.

While Knowles and his former part-
ner Daniel Nestor of Canada won their

_ first Australian Open title in 2002, Bhu-

pathi and fellow Indian Leander Paes
were runners-up in 1999.



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Cherubims and Eagles
ativance to finals

& By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

The junior, boys division of
the Bahamas Scholastic Asso-

‘ ciation produced a pair of

thrilling finishes, setting the
stage for a highly anticipated
finals series beginning on Mon-
day at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs
Gymnasium.

TELEOS CHERUBIMS ~ 45
GALILEE MIRACLES - 40

The Cherubims became the

first team to advance to the

finals overcoming a double dig-
it second half deficit in the
process.

The Miracles led 25-13 mid-
way through the third quarter
before a stifling full court trap

and scoring from their captain

and co-captains vaulted the
Cherubims ahead.

Henry Rolle and Brian Fran-
cis led the Teleos comeback
charge, sparking an 11-2 to

bring the Cherubims back into

contention.

Rolle, who finished ‘with a
team high 17 points, scored sev-
en consecutive points and Fran-
cis capped the run when he was
fouled on offensive rebound
and putback which he convert-
ed for the three point play.

Galilee led 27-24 heading into
the fourth quarter.

Francis, who finished with 15
points, gave Teleos their first
lead since the opening quarter
when he converted on an assist
from Rolle to give his team a
32-31 advantage.

The Cherubims maintained a |

four point advantage for much
of the fourth, however the Mir-
acles trimmed the deficit to one
when David Strawn made one
of two shots from the line to
make the score 40-39 with 45

to extend his team’s lead to
three.

Strawn, who finished with a
game high 25 points again
missed an opportunity to bring
his team closer when he made
just one of two from the line.

Rolle sealed the game with
one of several assists in the final
period when he threaded a nee-
dle to find Rashad Bastian
under the rim who converted

- to give the Creibums a four

point lead with just over 20 sec-
onds remaining.

Teleos Head Coach Ray
Evans said his team attributed
the win to a dose of divine inter-
vention and the play of his two
team leaders.

“We forgot to pray before the
game and my captain said
‘coach I know why we are play-
ing so badly, we forgot to pray’.
So we decided to go ahead to
do our normal routine. We
decided.to do a Box-and-One
on David and make it hard for
him to score and we know the
harder he works the harder his
team will have to work,” he
said. “My two captains they put
us on their back and led us to
the. victory. Advancing to the
finals, it makes everything we

_have done throughout the sea-

son mean that much more and
whoever we face we just have to
prepare the same way and be
ready to play.”

ZION CHRISTIAN EAGLES - 78
BLAIRWOOD BLAZERS - 76

The Blazers had no answer
for Anthony Oliver, who
became a commanding pres-
ence and took over the game in
the fourth quarter and overtime
period to lead the Eagles into
the finals.

Oliver scored seven of his
team high 32 points in overtime
and his three point play with 45

seconds remaining.

seconds remaining gave the

SEE page 13

Francis responded, making
both free throws from the line





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49 and 50-and-over. There
will also be a division for Pas-
tors and Ministers. And a tro-
phy will be presented to the
Church with the most finish-
ers.

The entry féei is $10.00.

Trophies will be presented
to the first three finishers in
each category. Certificates
will also ‘be distributed to all
competitors.



BSC MEETING

e THE Baptist Sports
Council will hold a meeting
on Saturday at 10 am at the
Charles W. Saunders High
School for all Churches inter-
ested in participating in the
2009 Joyce Minus Basketball
Classic.

The classic will begin on
Saturday, February 21 at the
Baillou Hills Sporting Com-
plex. Competition will take
place in the 15-and-under, 19-
and-under, men and ladies
divisions.

The entry fee is $100.00 per
team in each division.



BAAA'S NATIONAL
HIGH SCHOOL RELAY

e THE Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations
will hold its annual National
High School Relays on Sat-
urday at the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field
Stadium. .

The event will begin at 1
pm and will feature competi-
tion in the under-15, under-
17 and under-20.boys and
girls 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400, 4
x 800 metres, sprint medley
and distance medley relays.



ALLIN-ONE REGATTA

e THE Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture will close
out the All-In-One Regatta in
Montagu Beach this weekend
with competition in the A and
B Classes as well as the Opti-
mist Sailing, starting at 9 am.

The competition close out

: the week long activities that

included the C Class, held last
weekend, a Church service, an
exhibition in Rawson Square
and a forum at the Ministry
of Sports.

On Monday at 7 pm, the
awards presentation will take
place at Government House.

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
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Stuart looks to final y

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

OVER the past three years,
Bianca Stuart has established
herself as the greatest long
jumper to wear a Saluki uni-
form and compete for the
Southern Illinois University.

As she prepares to wind
down her fourth and final year

- of eligibility, the Queen’s Col-
lege graduate is aiming for the
top of the Bahamian chart for
the second consecutive year.

After opening up the season
with a personal best of 21-feet,
1/2-inches in winning the long
jump at the 2009 SASP Invi-
tational at home in Carbon-
.dale over the weekend of Jan-
uary 16-17, Stuart came back
over the weekend and soared
20-6 1/4 for another first place
at the Carle/Health Alliance
Invitational.

While both of her marks this
year have enabled her to sur-
pass the Saluki’s All-Time
indoor record of 19-10 3/4 that
was held by Joy Williamson
since 1996, Stuart has also
qualified for the NCAA
Indoor Championships, March
13-14 in College State, Texas.

Outstanding

On Tuesday, Stuart was
named Missouri Valley Con-
ference Women’s Field Ath-
lete of the Week for winning
her third consecutive long jump
title at the Carle/Health
Alliance Invitational.

For the 20-year-old said her °

performance so far is just a tip
of the iceberg.

“T still feel I have a lot more
in me,” said Stuart, who is hop-
ing she can win her fourth
national indoor title. “I still
have a long way to go because
the season is very long.

“T’m just taking it one step
at a time, but I’m pretty happy
with the way I’ve jumped so
far.”

This weekend, Stuart will be
back in action at the McDon-
ald’s Invitational at home
where she will just concentrate
on the 60 metres.

She’s already ran 7.65 sec-

onds, showing off her speed. .

But she intends to pick it up
again in the long jump over the









weekend of February 6-7 at the
Rod McCravy Invitational in
_Lexington, Kentucky.

“T just want to stay healthy.
Having already qualified for
Nationals, I just want to
improve on what I did last
year,” said Stuart, who fell
short of making the.final and
earning her All-American hon-
ours. é

“My goal is to become an
All-American indoor and just
continue to do my best for the
rest of the season.”

This is the third straight year
that Stuart has qualified for the
NCAA Indoors, but she’s look-
ing forward to making her sec-
ond consecutive appearance in
‘the outdoor nationals over the
weekend of June 10-13 in
Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Her coach Andre Scott has
nothing but high marks for Stu-
art.

“From a,very young athlete,
she has matured to an excel-
lent long jumper,” he said.
“She’s still a very young com-
petitor when it comes to the





long jump.

“She’s just getting to the
training where I can push her
body to handle the training.
Before she was too young in

‘terms of lifting weights and oth-

er techniques. So I can see her
going another foot.”

°

Goal

Scott, an assistant coach at
Southern Illinois, said his goal is
to get Stuart ready for both

indoor and outdoor nationals .

and eventually the IAAF
World Championships in
Berlin, Germany in August.

As long as she continue to
train hard and stay healthy, Stu-
art said she’s confident that she
can fulfill all of the goals that
have been set out for her by
Scott.

Although she’s still a bit shy,
Scott said Stuart is a very coach-
able athlete, who definitely
have the potential to become a
great international long jumper
and he intends to ensure that

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she’s put in the position to suc-
ceed. ;

Last year, Stuart achieved a
major feat when she won the
title at the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations’
National Championships in
June at the Thomas A. Robin-
son Track and Field Stadium.

Her performances all season

long were better than that of

Jackie Edwards. But by virtue
of producing the A standard,
Edwards eventually represent-
ed the Bahamas at the Olympic
Games in Beijing, China, while
Stuart had to stay home.

Future
With the World Champi-

onships as the major interna-
tional meet on the agenda this

-year, Stuart said she doesn’t
intend to let last year’s history

repeat itself.

“TJ want to qualify for the

ee Guide to Bright, He





World Championships,” she
charged. “But it ain’t all.about
beating Jackie. It’s all about me
going out and improving on my

. performances.

“So it’s not about beating her.
I have other competition out
there. I just want to try and
improve every time that I go
out there and jump.”

And if there’s any projection
for Stuart this year, it would be
to jump at least 22 feet, becom-
ing the first Bahamian female
to accomplish the feat.

ear

STUART was
named Missouri
Valley Conference
Women’s Field Ath-
lete of the Week for
winning her third
consecutive long
jump title at the
Carle/Health
Alliance Invitational.









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SPORTS . i

Cherubims and Eagles
atlvance to finals
FROM page 11

Eagles a 76-70 advantage.

The Blazers’ Dominic Stu- ;



Super Bowl vs

art led all scorers with 35:

points, but fouled. out in over- :
time leaving his team without :
their number one scoring :

option. :

Blairwood led 21-14 after :
the first quarter but the:
Eagles second quarter effort :
brought them back into the:

game.

The Eagles opened the:
quarter on 6-0 and took their :
first lead of the game on a:
Philip Hanna lay-up early in :
the period giving them a 30-29 :

advantage.

Both teams traded baskets
for much of the second period :
and took a 37 all time into the :

final quarter.

The Eagles opened a 53-41
lead in the fourth, forcing a:
series of turnovers with a sti- :

fling full court trap.

The Blazers clawed their
way back into the game led:
by Stuart and point guard:

Kyle Newbold.

Newbold, who finished with :
18, made a runner with just :
over a minute remaining and :

tied the game at 59.

' The final minute of regula-
tion featured six ties and five :

lead changes.

Oliver’s three point play :
gave the Eagles a 66-63:
advantage before Stuart came :
up with a steal on the ensu- :
ing possession and was fouled :
on his way to the basket, con- :
verting the three point play to :
send the game into overtime :

tied at 66. -

For the Eagles Arsenio:
Woodside finished with 15, :
Hanna added eight, and:
Shakiel Hepburn finished with :

S1X.

The Senior Girls title game
is all set after the Mt. Caramel :

SH

n Bull Jets WR Ishmail Sutherland Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu

Cavaliers advanced with a 15- }

8 win over Freedom Baptist.

The Cavs will face Teleos :
in the finals after the pennant :
winners received a bye into:

the final round.

At press time, only one half
of the Senior Boys’ final was.:

decided.

Teleos advanced with a 54-

~ 42 win over Pace Academy:

Chauncey Cooper led all :.. 4

_ scorers with 31 points,

F"W'Nhe most wonderful weekend of the year (I will forever suggest it
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.\. awful the matchup is, how unexpected and baffled we are that the Car-
dinals made it this far and how eerily quiet the buzz-was heading into this week-
end...it’s still the Super Bowl. Super Bowl aside, there has to be at least one good
game this weekend because the day before the big game, we have a game that’s
even bigger to a select group of Bahamians. The Boil Fish Bowl. I’m not kidding,
that’s really the name. z
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@ TENNIS
MELBOURNE, Australia
. Associated Press

ROGER FEDERER moved
within one victory of tying Pete
Sampras’ record of 14 Grand
Slam titles by dominating Andy
Roddick 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 Thursday

final.

Roddick, who undertook a
rigorous offseason training
regime designed to help him
beat Federer and top-ranked
Rafael Nadal, was in good form.

But the second-ranked Fed-
erer outplayed him in every
phase of the game. Ripping win-
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usually forcing Roddick to hit
more than one good shot to win
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‘“T served well in the first set
and that gave me a lot of confi-

-dence,” Federer said. “I was

moving well and getting a lot of
balls back and making it diffi-

cult for Andy to get the upper °

hand from the baseline. That
was kind of what I was hoping
for.”

Federer, seeking his fourth

Australian title, will face the win-.

ner of Friday’s semifinal
between Nadal and fellow Span-

ish left-hander Fernando Ver-—

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dasco.

“I don’t have to wait to see
who wins, I can start preparing
for a lefty tonight,” Federer said.

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bourne’s oppressive heat wave
— to end Olympic champion
Elena Dementieva’s 15-match
winning streak with a 6-3, 6-4
victory. .

All that stands between her
and a 10th'Grand Slam titlé is
third-seeded Dinara Safina, who
is hungry to take home her first
major trophy to go along with
the two that brother Marat Safin
has earned. Safina ousted fellow
Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 7-
6 (4) in the other semifinal. The
winner Saturday also will rise to
the No. 1 ranking.

By the time Federer and Rod-
dick were on court in the
evening, temperatures had
dropped to 91 degrees from 112
in the afternoon — news reports
called it Melbourne’s hottest
January day since 1939 —so the
retractable roof was open.

That would seem to have giv-.
en Roddick, who grew up in the
heat of Texas and Florida; an
edge. Against a hot Federer, it
didn’t matter. A behind-the-back
hit right to the ballboy after a
Roddick fault in the first. game
was a dead giveaway.

Although Roddick won their
last meeting, Federer held a 15-
2 edge over him coming into the
match. :

“The last time J lost, so com-
ing into this match there was a
bit of pressure,” Federer said.

It didn’t show. Instead, this
one played out like many of the
Swiss star’s previous victories.

Blunting Roddick’s blistering

- serves, Federer broke twice in

the first set. Adding to Roddick’s
frustration was a call that went
against him as Federer served at
4-1.

A Federer shot was called out,
but he successfully challenged.
Chair umpire Enric Molina ruled
that Roddick couldn’t have got-
ten to the ball.and gave the point
to Federer. Roddick argued he-
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High-end
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High-end Bahamian real
estate prices have dropped
by 10 per cent from "what
they should have been" a

syear ago, a leading Bahami-
an realtor said yesterday, as
sellers adjust what they are
seeking to more realistic lev-
els.

Coldwell Banker Light-
bourn Realty president,
Mike Lightbourn, tolda —,
large group of investors that
the Bahamas real estate mar-
ket was brisk until last year,
but prices were now adjust-
ing to more realistic levels.

Addressing members of
FreedomFest at the Atlantis
resort on Paradise Island, Mr
Lightbourn ‘guesstimated'
that prices have probably
dropped by 10 per cent from
"what they. should have
been" a year ago. Freedom-
Fest is described as the
world's largest annual gath-
ering of free minds.

Mr. Lightbourn said
worldwide events had
impacted the Bahamian real
estate market.

He said that as the
Bahamas Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) was only
introduced last year, it was
difficult to give statistical fig-
ures on price reductions yet.

"We have had along peri-
od of time where over-priced ©
listings dominated the mar-
ket, and I would suggest that
last year many price reduc-
tions were actually bringing
prices down to where they
should have been in the first

_ place," Mr Lightbourn said.

His 'guesstimate' of a 10

SEE page 6B





Car sector's ‘worst
year for a decade’

ij New car sales drop 30.88% in 12 months to December 31,
i being up against tough comparatives
fi Decline in car sales of 1,200, but industry ‘confident we can
survive’ if current business levels maintained
(i Fall in vehicle imports, oil prices hitting 40-50% of

eovernment Budget revenues

Mi By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian new car dealers suffered their
“worst year in a decade” during 2008 with a
30.88 per cent year-over-year sales decline,
Tribune Business was told yesterday, but while
trends continue to decline its members are

“confident they can survive” if current perfor- |

mance levels hold.

Based on that percentage, total new car sales .

by Bahamas Motor Dealers Association
(BMDA) members dropped to 2,893 in 2008,
compared to 4,185 unit sales in 2007. For the
last two quarters in 2008, new car sales fell by
more than 30 per cent.

Still, Rick Lowe, Nassau Motor Company’s
(NMC) director and operations manager, said
the sector was still managing to focus on the
positives, with consumers “still looking” for

’

vehicles on visits to car dealerships, and no
moves yet by any business to lay-off any mem-
ber of the industry’s estimated 600-strong work-
force.

He pointed out that 2008’s sales were also up
against tough prior year comparatives, 2007
having been the ‘banner’ or ‘peak’ year for
new car sales within the last decade,

But the impact of any downturn among new
car dealerships is felt outside the industry’s
immediate confines, due to the fact that vehicle
imports — and their parts — coming into the
Bahamas are amgng the Government's highest
margin revenue generators.

Mr Lowe estimated that 40-50 per cent of the
Government’s Budget revenues came from
taxes on the auto industry, parts and related oil-
based products.

SEE page 9B

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A company seeking to epi the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC) with renewable energy from
ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) yesterday

told Tribune Business that its technology delivered
“a bigger bank for your buck” when it came to invest-
ment returns, since it could help spawn spin-off indus-
tries such as aquaculture and agriculture.

Harry Jackson, Hawaii-based OCEES Internation-
al’s president, said that while his company could not
reveal precise details on its proposal to BEC, the
OTEC technology “fits very well in tropical island
communities”, bringing not only energy benefits but

water as well.

The water by-product, Mr Jackson explained, could
be used by in-shore aquaculture projects, major resort-
based development projects, and to support agriculture
development, “things like that”.

Therefore, in addition to providing the Bahamas
with a renewable energy source that was price com-
petitive, preserved this nation’s foreign exchange
reserves and benefited the environment by reducing the
carbon footprint from fossil fuel emissions, Mr Jackson
said the technology that was employed by OCEES,
which was founded in 1988, generated “more return on
your investment” through its benefits for spin-off indus-

tries.

SEE page 8B



Airline’s concerns on Grand Bahama Airport facilities

lm By CHESTER
ROBARDS
Business Reporter

CANADIAN Airline West-
jet has expressed concern
about the infrastructure at the
Grand Bahama International
Airport and its ability to sup-
port any service into the air-
lift-deprived island, tourism’
officials revealed yesterday,
while negotiations to reduce
airfares into the Bahamas con-
tinue.



“The question is how do we
ensure that they travel to the
Bahamas as opposed to some
place else.” | os



Vernice Walkine

Vernice Walkine, the Min-
istry of Tourism’s director-
general, said talks have been
ongoing with Westjet about
starting flights into Grand
Bahama from Toronto, Van-
couver and Calgary. “They

have always been interested,”

she said.

“One of the issues they had
was the capacity of the termi-
nal in‘'Grand Bahama to
accommodate their passengers
comfortably, as well as some

of the turnaround costs and ©
those kinds of considerations.

“They are still interested
and they have expressed to us
recently that they are actively
looking now at how they
might schedule the service, so
we’re hopeful that it might be
done in time for Fall or next
Winter.”

Tribune Business also

‘revealed this week that West-

Minister in plea for
tax evasion witnesses

to ‘come forward’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A government minister yes-
terday issued a plea for mem-
bers of the Bahamian. private
sector and general public to
“come forward” and report what
evidence they had on illegal tax
and Customs duty evasion,
telling Tribune Bustess it would
be impossible to prosecute
offenders and close loopholes
unless they did so.

Responding to comments from
a Bahamian businessman, who
said the Government’s continu-
ing failure to close tax and Cus-

Zhivargo.Laing

toms duty evasion loopholes would increasingly cause “legitimate,
honest, tax-paying businesses to close down”, Zhivargo Laing,
minister of state for finance, said it would be impossible for the
administration to take action against alleged offenders unless it was

supported by evidence.

SEE page 11B



jet’s decision could be imped-
ed by Our Lucaya’s failure to
thus far deliver room rates and
occupancy details to the air-
line, according to reliable
sources.

Growth

According to Ms Walkine,

visitor growth from Canada.

increased by double digits in

2008, and represented one of

PTC aCe FINANCIAL PLANNING &

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the largest markets for the
Bahamas outside of the US.

‘She said growth was,also seen
last year in European markets ~

such as Germany, France and
Spain, with significant soften-
ing experienced in the UK
market.

“Canada actually over-

delivered for us last year,
which was very good because
the impacts of the global
recession were late to come
into Canada. So, in many ways
that. was.very helpful to us
because their economy was
still very vibrant and, of
course, Canadians love to

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Port chair
steps down



Erik Christiansen has resigned from the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) and Port Group Ltd (PGL) Boards
' with immediate effect, it was announced last night.

Speaking on his resignation, Mr
Christiansen said in a statement
“Ihave been happy to assist bot
PGL and GBPA in this interim
; period. I agreed to act, and was
appointed to help steward the
companies whilst there were
; court-ordered restraints on both
; the Boards of those companies |
f and on their shareholders. Now }
' that those restraints have been |
[ dissolved, my job is done.” 5
f The sudden, abrupt nature- of |
_ Mr Christiansen’s departure came

as a surprise to many sources on |
— Grand Bahama, who were left: |
f. grappling for an explanation.

f However, most suggested that
f Mr Christiansen was no longer |
|, needed to perform his current role
f due to the return of former
| GBPA and Port Group Ltd chairman, Hannes Babak. Mr
& Babak, who was ousted in late 2006 due to legal action initiated
| by the late Edward St George’s estate, has been able to return
to the Boards after the Supreme Court removed the injunction
| preventing him from having any role in the companies’ man-
/ agement.

| Inaseparate development, Carey Leonard, the GBPA’s in-
‘ house counsel, is also understood to have left the company.

















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; - Jenging job, which he had discharged with utmost skill and
' integrity. The companies thank him for his efforts. He remains
; an important member of the business community in Freeport,
; and the companies both wish him well and look forward to
s working with him in the future.









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BUSINESS

THE TRIBUNE

Hotel union executive warns that
industrial deal may add to divisions

i By CHESTER ROBARDS

Business Reporter



A LEADING hotel union official yes-
terday warned that the industrial agree-
ment currently being negotiated with the
Bahamas Hotel Employers Association
(BHEA) could create further division
within the already-polarised organisation,
as its membership and the majority. of
executive council members had thus far
been kept ‘in the dark’ on developments.

Kirk Wilson, the Bahamas Hotel,
Catering and Allied Workers Union’s
first vice-president, said the new industrial
agreement, which is currently being nego-
tiated, could induce further division with-

in the union, as the agreement has to be
approved by the executive council and

the membership.

Arguing that neither had been kept
abreast of ongoing developments, Mr
Wilson said: “That is going to be a serious
bone of contention, because the executive
council, along with the membership, has
to ratify whatisdone. —

“Persons are definitely going to ques-
tion what is going on with the industrial
agreement when there are so much things
going on in the industry.”

The hotel union, which has been split
into factions amid infighting among lead-
ing executives, is seeking a way to pick up
the pieces after.a tumultuous 2008.

Mr Wilson said last year dealt a blow to
the union, via the firing of hundreds of

‘ hotel workers and the division within the

organisation.
















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a money order,



“We are met with all
sorts of red tape |
from the employer,
from the Govern-
ment and from other
entities I dare not
name. But there are
entities and forces
out there that don’t
want to see the
union function like it
should.”

Kirk Wilson

He alleged that Roy/Colebrooke, the
union president, had failed to call any
union council meetings for almost a year.

Last summer, some hotel union execu-
tives found themselves without pay

cheques because the necessary signatures —

on payroll were not obtained. A court
order was later filed, ordering those who

. had signatory authority on the union’s

account to endorse all cheques deemed
important by union executives. Yet fur-
ther delay resulted before the cheques
were signed.

PUBLIC NOTICE

From Department of -
Civil Aviation

All cheques for services or facilities of
the Department of Civil Aviation must be
made payable to the Public Treasury.

All payments must be in the form of |
‘bank draft, certified
cheque or cash, No personal or company:
cheques will be oer

-Payments are to be sent directly to the
Accounts Section at Civil Aviation Head
Office, Seaban House, Crawford Street.

Effective Immediately:

According to Mr Wilson, there are
internal and external forces that do not
have the best interest of the union and its

' members at heart.

“The majority of the executive council,
who are focused on the membership, can

‘see the wrong and are trying to correct

it,” he said.

“We are met with all sorts of red tape
from the employer, from the Govern-
ment and from other entities I dare not
name. But there are entities and forces
out there that don’t want to see the union
function like it should.”

Mr Wilson suggested that the hotel
union become more proactive in assisting
workers who found themselves on the
unemployment line last year,

He suggested the union, along with the
Government, introduce a hospitality
training programme to ready workers for
when the economy takes a turn for the.
better.

He added that if he were the union
president, he would have turned Workers
House into a training centre.

“We could get the international seople
in here to certify our’ people, so when
they go back into the industry they will be
prepared and there would not be. this
thing about these persons aren't quali--
fied,” said'‘Mr Wilson. '

“There might be some persons. who
want to méve into a different depart-
ment. We can start our training at Work-
ers House. These are the progressive
steps we need to start to take for our
members.”
























































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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 3B



eo Ee
Minister: Oil price rises
harmed tax cuts impact

@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

INVESTOR interest in the
Bahamas has not foundered
with the global economic down-
turn, the minister of state for
finance, Zhivargo Laing,
believes, as there are market
niches that can produce posi-
tive growth during a recession.

Speaking to reporters at the
launch of Generali Worldwide
insurance company, Mr Laing
said investors were still inter-
ested in doing business in the
Bahamas, though he could not
reveal which businesses have

expressed interest because some .

have pending applications for
approval.

“There is definitely an inter-
est in doing business in the
Bahamas - maybe not the vol-
ume we’ve seen in times past
because of the economic cli-
mate that we’re in - but clearly
there continues to be an interest
in the tourism sector, interest
in the external insurance. area
and in the broader financial ser-
vices area, so there is clearly an
interest in doing business in the
Bahamas,” the minister said.

’

Recessions. -

According to.Mr Laing,
recessions were general eco-
nomic declines, but did not
mean that pockets in the econ-
omy could not still thrive. He
said.even the movement of
Generali into the Bahamian
market speaks to the possibility
of economic growth.

Last year, the: Government
attempted to assist consumers
as the economy began to tight-
en by relaxing taxes on goods
such as food items.

However, Mr Laing said the
tax cuts did not have the desired
effect because of external mar-
ket forces that drove the price
of goods up while Government
was reducing taxes

“You have other things play-

ing themselves outy* he*said:-> :

“You can reduce the cost by
two or three percentage points,
but if you have increases that

1805

were fed by increases in the cost
of oil and other factors; then
that can play against what it is
that you were seeking to do.

“I think the inflation in the
country may have registered
around 4.3 per cent, and I think
at the end of the day people
would not have felt real savings
like we would have wanted.”

Mr Laing said the distribu-



tion of food price cuts were not
felt equally by all islands.

“In terms of the food items
that we have traced, it has been
mixed. In some islands there
have been overall declines in
the cost of food to the tune of 3
per cent, and in other islands
like Grand Bahama and New
Providence, there has been an
increase of 3 per cent.”

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Invites qualified applicants for tiie following position:-

REQUIRED SKILLS:-

- Commitment to excellent customer service.
- Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet
strict deadlines.
- Must be a team player.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent problem solving and organisational skills.
-- Proficiency in a variety of software applications including
Microsoft Office.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
At least five (5) years related experience in a Private Bank
or Trust Company.
Professional qualification (LLB, CPA, ACCA, CA) preferred.
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration,
Finance or Accounting.
Experience in the preparation of regulatory and special
information reports.
In-depth knowledge of The Bank & Trust Companies
Regulation Act, 2000.
In-depth knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering, KYC
(Know Your Customer) and Countering the Finance of

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ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE —
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New Providence
. Lot #1246 (5,000sq. ft.)

w/hse 2,257sq. ft.-
Golden Way Dr, Golden

Gates #2 (Appraised
Value $244,845.00)

Lot #13 (50’x120’)

. w/building 598sq. ft.-
East St (Appraised
Value $120,000.00)

Vacant lot #5 (7,180sq.
ft), Blk #13-Yorkshire St,
Westward Villas
(Appraised Value
$100,000.00)

Lot #52 (40’x100’)
w/hse 845sq. ft.-Water St
Big Pond Sub
(Appraised Value
$73,000.00)

Unit #8 (409sq. ft.) 1
Bedroom, Bathroom,
living, dining room &
kitchen-West Bay St
Westward Villas Sub
Bomar Apartments
(Appraised Value
$125,000.00)

Lot #6 (7,000sq. ft.)
w/duplex 2,032sq. ft.-
Kool Acres Sub
(Appraised Value —
$265,000.00)

Lot (50°x100’)
w/building 1,912sq. ft.-

Deveaux St (Appraised

Value $189,000.00)
Lots #29 & #30,
(50°x100"), BIk #47
w/building 1,140sq. ft-
Matthew St, Nassau

_ Village (Appraised

Value $145,000.00)
Lots #5 & #6
(150°x100') w/hse-
Silver Palm Ln Imperial
Park (Appraised Value
$313,650.00)

10. ‘Lot #135 (50°x90’)

—
—

13,

us

wihse 1,342sq. ft-



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Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.0.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas _
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
- www. bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

Audros
17. Beach front lot 9,000sq.

Abaco
. Lot #54 E (6,500sq. ft.)

30
Ft, w/building 2,100sq. w/triplex foundation
' ft-Pinders Mangrove 2,788sq. ft~Murphy
Cay Andros (Appraised Town Abaco
Value $200,000.06) | (Appraised Value
‘ 18. Lot 4,344sq, ft. w/duplex $24,896.00)
building 1,174sq, fi.- 3]. Vacant lot #6 (2 acres) -
Fresh Creek. Andros -— - Fox Town Abaco
(Appraised Value (Appraised Value
$94,640, 00); $50,000.00)
. . 32. Lot #51(15,000sq. ft)
19, Vacant Lot #8 Blk #12- w/building~Murphy
Unit #3 (11,250sq. ft} Town Abaco

‘Henny Ave Derby Sub- (Appraised Value.

_ Grand Bahama $102,420.00)
(Appraised Value, - 33. Portion of lot #69
$65,000.00) (15,000sq. ft.)-Front St

20. Lot #43 B(100°x150’) — _ Murphy Town Abaco
w/hse & Duplex-Nelson (Appraised Value
Rd Poinciana Gardens $29,250.00)
Grand Bahama. . 34. Lot 9,300sq. Ft. beach
(Appraised Vatue front w/8 room.bonefish _ -
. $96,000.00) . lodge 4,300sq. ft.-Sandy
21. Lot #37 (50°x150°) ig Se cise
w/sixplex 2-storey ; cas 600.00)
000,
apartment building & 35. Lot #55 (6,900sq, ft.)
Church 5,400sq, ft.- ne
w/building~Murphy
Martin Town, Kings Town Abaco
Sub Eight Mile Rock . (A ised Val
Grand Bahama ° ppraised Value
om $82,075.00)
(Appraised Value -
_ $211,200.00) : 36. Lot #45 (60’x160’)
22. Lot w/10 room hotel ih io sco rie sans
5,000sq. ft. on 4.99 ee ‘ eae
acres of beach front- Value $485,700.00
High Rock Grand eee ees
37. Lot 87,120sq. Ft. w/4
Bahama (Appraised cottages & | storage
Value $1,160,000.00) building totaling

23, Vacant lot #13, Bik #59,

4,186sq. ft.-Sand Banks

Unit #3 (22,752sq. ft.) - Treasure Cay Abaco

45” on canal front- (Appraised Value
~ Dagenham Circle & ~ $880,308.00)

Ingrave Dr Emerald Bay Eleuthera

Sub Grand Bahama 38. Property 3h xi i

- (Appraised Value z an Lord St Taprum
$110,000.06): ay Clenthete.
(Appraised Value

24. Vacant-tot #21; ‘Bik #3 $40,900.00) ~~

(14, 161sq. ft. )- Waterfall 39. Lots #1 2-#15

__ Dr Seahorse Village Sub
Grand Bahama

(49,200sq. ft) Blk #21
Sec B w/hotel 8,242sq.

Sunflower (south) = Saba sacle | Foie wires Beach
Sunshine Park Sub Hse ‘4 000.89) 2582 Manor (Appraised :
_ #8 (Appraised Value 25. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit ° “Value 1,107,000.00)
$139,000.00) ~ #3 90’x125’)-Derby 40. Vacant portion of lot #7
Lot #18, Blk #16 Sub Grand Bahama | . _ (50°x110°}-West James
(50°x100’) w/hse | (Appraised Value Cistern Eleuthera
1,155sq. ft-Talbot St - $23,000.00) (Appraised Value
(east) Shirley Heights 26. vaca Ue ot pe #15 ae
Sub (Appraised Value (17,866sq. ft.)}-Cutwater 41. Lotw/l2 1
$130,000.00) Ln Shannon Country ” sb ectes Actos
12, Lot #11 (107°x100) Club Sub Grand Bahama Town Cat Island
_ whse 2,026sq. ft,-Sunset. (Appraised Value (Appraised Value
Ridge Dr, Sunset Ridge $38,000.00) $630,000.00)
Sub Hse #28 (Appraised 27. Vacant lot #110 Sec: #l ny Exuma
Value $206,000.00) (12,500sq. ft.)-Bonefish ph acaey tot oe (05 2008
L St & Polaris Dr, Carvel. ft.)-Moss Town Exuma
ot #23, Blk #1 re ,
‘ Beach-Grand Bahama - (Appraised Value
(17,150sq. ft.) w/split (Appraised Value $116,188.00)
level hse-Captain Rd, ; ieee 080) 43. Lot (30,400sq, ft.) w/
Coral Heights Est. PEND Eas : ; small hotel 4,520sq. ft.
(Appraised Value . . 28, Lot #59 (17,276sq. ft.) & exclusive beach-
$480,000.00) Sec #1 w/incomplete _ Forbes Hill Exuma
14. Lot #176 (41’x113’) fourplex—Amberjack St” (Appraised Value
whse 903sq. ft-Old & Polaris Dr Carvel ‘a ee
Cedar St Yellow Elder Beach Grand Bahama : (6.600sq ft)-Oceani¢
(Appraised Value ea Value Rd Bahama Sound Sec
$65,000.00) ease ) nigh &) 43 Exwna (Appraised
Lots #3 & #4, Blk #47 = Dyers pee! Value $18,150.00)
hens 3 : w/building complex & 45.V. lot #95
(50°x100’) w/duplex te Te ar Edd shoe
1,532sq. fl-Forbes St coin: Laundromat (80°x 122°) Commodore
Nassau Village Queens Highway Rd Elizabeth Harbour
Appraised Val Holmes Rock Est. Exuma (Appraised
( Bea nant Commonage Grand _ Valuc $45,000.00)
2,340sq. ft-Mollie St Sie
EnglerstonSub .
_ (Appraised Value
$239,460.00)
Vessels - Vehicles
20 (1996) Robolo Vessel with 115 HP engine (1) 03 Dodge Caravan
48° (1989) North Carolina Hull (1) 96 Ford Explorer
52’ (1979) Hatters Vessel (MV Buddy) (1) 97 Dodge Stratus
51° (1981) Defender Vessel (Equility) _(1) 01 Hyundai H-1 Van:
80° Custom Steel Hull Vessel (Lady Kristy) (1) OL Kia Bus 12 Seater
~ 94° Stee] Hull Gulf Coast Shrimp Trawler Vessel * (1) 78 L800 Ford Boom Truck
(1980) with (2) Volvo Diesel engine (Sweet Charlotte) i 1) 02 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX
122? Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa J lll, (1) 06 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX (Silver)

vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama
19 (1989) Fiberglass Sports Vessel (Hull Only):

(1) 01 Kitchen Tandem Cherokee Trailer
(1) 00 Ford Ranger Truck

60 (1982) Defender Vessel (Queen Vashti)

Steel Building 70°x50’ Six (6) Windows, Two (2) Eatry Doors, Two (2) 5’x10” Rollup Doors White trimmed Blue
Approved plans and engineering drawings are available $50,000.00

The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas dnacel Bank; P.O. Box N-3034, Nassau,

Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-5780 for additional

information, The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject any or all offers. AN assets are sold as is,



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THE TRIBUNE



a

Chamber teams up with
business guide publisher

TM ac eracann Va aan Lean nse

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ROSADO INC.

‘(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

-ARGOSA CORP. INC.
~. (Liquidator) - -



Legal Notice

NOTICE
OVER THE WATERFALLS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given: that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 23rd day’ of December 2008.:The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., . O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

‘ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) ~

Legal Notice

_ NOTICE.
- MUTZKO LAPINOU INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

‘Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 23rd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.Q. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas. .

"ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GOLDEN GATES
ASSETS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 27th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
‘is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

The publishing, research and consul-
tancy firm, Oxford Business Group
(OBG), has teamed up with the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce to publish its first
annual business guide to the country, The
Report: The Bahamas 2009.

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce

will work with OBG’s editorial team to’

provide information on the challenges
which Bahamian companies face and the
opportunities available to them. -

Laura Herréro, OBG’s country direc- .

tor, said that The Report: The Bahamas

2009 would outline the continued direc-

tion the Bahamas was moving in at a key
point in its economic development.

“As an open and strategically-located
economy, the Bahamas will continue to
be affected by international events, and
this will shape the challenges and oppor-
tunities that are of interest to our inter-
national subscribers,” she said.

Philip Simon, the Chamber’s executive

t

director, said the organisation was pleased ~

to have the opportunity to collaborate
with OBG “We look forward to providing
our knowledge and experience of the pri-

’. vate sector to OBG’s The Report: The

Bahamas 2009,” he said. .
The Report: The Bahamas 2009 will

“The Chamber has

detailed knowledge
and experience of
the business
environment in
which its members
are Operating. We
are pleased it will
contribute its _
knowledge to the
production of this
report.”



Laura Herrero

provide a comprehensive guide to the
many facets of the Bahamas, including
its macroeconomics, infrastructure, polit-
ical landscape, banking and sectoral
developments.

_ It will also contain a separate focus on
the Grand Bahama economy.

The publication will make. use of the
most extensive, independent and accu-
rate intelligence available, compiled and
written by a team of OBG analysts based
in Nassau for six months, who will con-
duct over 100 interviews with leading
political and economic figures.

Ms Herrero said the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce would make a valu-

- able contribution to OBG’s first piojert in
the country.

“The Chamber has detailed knowledge
and experience of the business environ-
ment in which its members are operating.
We are pleased it will contribute its
knowledge to-the production of this
report,” she said.

Ms Herrero said The Report: The
Bahamas 2009 would be the most com-
prehensive economic analysis produced
onthe Bahamas.- —_-

“We are delighted to add it to our col-
lection of 33 other annual publications
around the world,” she said.

Available in print form or online, The
Report: The Bahamas 2009 will be part of

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that AVON ROGJET LEE of
FAITH AVENUE NORTH, P.O. BOX CR-54774, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible: for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of
January, 2009 to the. Minister. responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
NYANZA HOLDINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) .

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company jis-in dissolution,-which:commenced::} »
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator ~

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator).

Legal Notice
NOTICE
-PLASSIC VIEW LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 7th day of January 2009. The Liquidator

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

‘Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SIERRA VISTA
HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

the range of OBG’s publications..:

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Legal Notice

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-SANDSOIN COVE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above- named.

Company i is in dissolution, which commenced on’ |
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
. Bahamas.

ARGOSA.CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) .

Legal Notice

- NOTICE
GOLDEN DRAGON.
GROUP LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
. (Liquidator)

Legal Notice |

NOTICE
SLOW SEARCH LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





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FROM page 1B

travel,” Ms Walkine said.
“For the Bahamas it was
really more about ensuring
that the Bahamas was really
what they decided on. We
know that they are going to
travel. The question is how do

we ensure that they travel to —

the Bahamas as opposed to
some place else.”

The Ministry of Tourism
has been in talks with various
airlines to negotiate a reduc-

which was to have been rolled
out by the end of the month.

However, according to Ms
Walkine, airline cost struc-
tures, which are different
throughout the industry, could
affect their ability to slash cer-
tain fees and taxes, thus reduc-
ing their ability to offer
reduced airfares.

“We’re looking at a whole
menu of fees, charges, and
what not, and we’re address-
ing with each of the carriers
to see how the reduction or
elimination of some of them

er their cost to the customer,”
she said.

“At the end of the day, our
goal is to have reduced airfare
that the customer pays, so that
the customer begins to appre-
ciate the value of the destina-



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Bahamas six times per week.

Ms Walkine said airlift pric-
ing was a crucial part of a
vacationer’s decision to travel.

She said people traditionally -

tend to book ‘their airfare
before arranging any other
part of their vacation. -

“Most customers do their
arrangement a-la-carte, so
we’re finding that more than
half the people who come to
the Bahamas from the US
actually make their own book-
ings online,” said Ms Walkine.

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Legal Notice

NOTICE
BLUECHIP HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation) —

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 23rd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc.; P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

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ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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NOTICE |
HANDYCAP THIRTY LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is “hereby given that the above-named
Company: is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 6th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc.; P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, °

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
STRIKER GOLD LTD.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

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

dissolution of STRIKER GOLD LTD. has been com-

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) |



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GRACIOUS GLOBAL SERVICES LTD.

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

‘(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given. that..the, above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, |

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
: (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

_ NOTICE

GREY CLOSING INC.

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
DIE-BSRANT COMPANY LIMITED

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

and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my son’s name to

DERRON RICO BROWN to DERRON RICO BROWN-DAMES If }

~ | there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you

may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
- date of publication of this notice.



Legal Notice

NOTICE 7
RATNA BLESSINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is.hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 27th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, ~

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE

RUSSIAN CAMEROON INC.

mes

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Séetion 138”
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution’ of RUSSIAN CAMEROON INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has een issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. -

"ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

OIGIHAR CORP.

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

“the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

”

MARLOW WEDER CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MARLOW WEDER CORPORATION
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register,

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

JONATHAN MORRIS CONSULTING LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, the

Dissolution of JONATHAN MORRIS CONSULTING LIMITED

has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued.and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date of -

completion of the dissolution was the 29th day of December, 2008.

LIQUIDATOR



Our client a global leader in the insurance
industry is seeking the services of a:

Client Services
Manager

- The: Client Services Manager, will maintain
the day to day responsibility for ensuring the
development and maintenance of all aspects
of client services including but not limited to
customer support systems inclusive of service,
help desk, underwriting coordination, billing and
enrollment systems and internal service policy
development. The ideal. candidate should
‘possess strong leadership and communication
skills.

The Client Services Manager will report directly
to the Chief Executive Officer and serve as a
member of the management team.

Job Requirements:

¢ Minimum 3 years of customer/client services
related experience in a healthcare/medical
insurance environment

¢ Bachelor’s Degree in Business or another
related discipline

* Must have functional knowledge of MS Office
applications; specifically Word, PowerPoint
and Excel

¢ Previous experience providing team
leadership in a fast paced environment

¢ Must possess strong organizational and time
management skills

+ Excellent written and verbal communication
skills

All interested parties should email their resume
and salary requirements to:
perspective.hri@gmail.com.

Only those short-listed candidates

a will be contacted.

ROYAL @FIDELITY e&

: Money at Work

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

.
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Premier Real Estate

Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity oo. Note 13 (Series C) +

i D) +

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

Bahamas Supermarkets

Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

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

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Change - Change in closing price from day to day
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High-end real estate
prices decline 10%

FROM page 1B

per cent drop in prices from what they
should have been one year ago applied
to the high end market.

Mr Lightbourn said that for the low-
er end, generally under $500,000, the
market has held "fairly firm" and "sales
are relatively brisk”.

Mr. Lightbourn added that due to its

. Close proximity to the US, the Bahamas .

was a very popular stop-off point for

US visitors who comprise about 90 per
cent of tourist visitors. About 70 per
cent of tourists come by cruise ships
and visit many islands throughout the
archipelago.

Downturn

Since the world downturn, Mr. Light-
bourn said the country's tourism figures
have gone down somewhere - in the
region of 6-8 per cent - “which to me is

a remarkably small decrease consider-
ing all the factors.

“We have had job layoffs as have oth-
er countries, including 10 per cent of
the work force at Atlantis. Govern-
ment revenues are down.

"The long and the short of it is that
we are doing better than I personally
expected considering all the exterior
influences.

However, we will Have to wait and
see what happens down the road later
this year.’

NOTICE

NOTICE is heteby given that JOSEPH FONTAIN of
WILSON STREET OFF MARKET STREET, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for

Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization |

as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows 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 23" day of
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ILLANETTE OCTELUS of
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my daughter's name to
LAZAUN LAMONT CURRY to LAZAUN LAMONT CURRY-
DAMES If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN PHILIPPE SELDRAC
of NORTH SIDE WULFF ROAD, DIRECTLY OPPOSITE
PEARDALE ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed. statement~of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 30 day of January, 2009.to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, SYRETTA MOIYER DAMES
of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my daughter's name

to LIZANDRIA_SIDNEKA LIGHTBOURNE to LIZANDRIA

SIDNEKA LIGHTBOURNE-DAMES If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections

to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KEVIN FREDERIC of
JOE FARRINGTON ROAD, KOOL ACRES, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SAMANTHA DORSAINVIL
of CARMICHAEL ROAD, P.O. BOX N-12627, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister, responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WAVE TRADING LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions of The
International Business Companies Act 2000

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 28, 2009 when its
Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered byt the eRepias General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of as Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims. against. the above-named Company are
required on or before the 10th day of March, 2009 to send their names and ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company
or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

January 30, 2009
SHAKIRA BURROWS i rie
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY '

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HARILELA CORP. is in dissolution under the provisions of The
International Business Companies Act 2000

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 28, 2009
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 10th day of March, 2009 to send their names and ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company
or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved. :

January 30, 2009
SHAKIRA BURROWS
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ANDROMEDA HOLDING LTD. regular company registered under The
Companies Act of 1992 is in dissolution.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 29, 2009 when its
shareholders minute was submitted and registered by Registrar General.

() The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of and Terrace Wes,
Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are requested
to submit particulars of such claims and proof thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Shakira Burrows, P.O.Box N-7755, Nassau, Bahamas no later than the 12th day of
March, 2009 after which the books will be closed and the agsets of the company will
be distributed.

e)Notice is also given in accordance with The Companies Act that an Extraordinary
General Meeting of the above named company will be held at the offices of Helvetic
Management Services Ltd., 2nd Terrace West Centreville on the 29th day of January
at 10:00 0’ clock in the forenoon for purpose of having an account laid before them
showing the manner in which the winding up has been conducted and the
property of the company disposed of hearing any explanation that may be given by the
Liquidators, and also of determining by Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
the books, account and documents of the company and of the Liquidator, shall be
disposed of.

J amuary 30, 2009
SHAKIRA BURROWS
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 7B



Ce eS. cc
Tourism initiative to ‘fully

engage’ all Bahamians

m@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

THE MINISTRY of Tourism
is hoping to become a.com-
pletely transparent department
with the launch of its newest
‘initiative called the “Tourism
Today Network” (TTN), which
cost a nominal $50,000-$60,000
to launch.

Vernice Walkine, the Min-
istry’s director-general, said
much of the ground work had
been in place for the launch of
the TTN, which kept star-tup
costs relatively low and allowed
the Ministry to be expedient in
unveiling the product.

She said the TTN was

designed to get more Bahami-.

ans on board with the tourism
sector, and provide them with
greater access to current infor-
mation about what is going on
in the industry, the activities in
the Ministry of Tourism, all of
its promotional activities, how
they were performing, and how
the Bahamas was performing
compared its closest competi-
tors, plus job opportunities
within the industry.

“Tt is important for us to
make sure that the Bahamian
people are fully aware of every-
thing that the. Ministry of
Tourism and the private sector
in the tourism industry does
every day to encourage people
to come to the islands of The
Bahamas, because that’s then
how they understand what they
have to do in order to ensure

that the visitor has a positive -

experience,” said Ms Walkine.

“Tt is clear to us that the most
effective way to communicate
with people today is the online

media. That is ‘true for our cus- .

tomers, and that is increasingly
true for Bahamians, so tourism-
today.com is just one compo-
nent of the Tourism Today Net-
work.”

. Ms Walkine spoke at a ques-
tion and answer forum, hosted
by Tribune News Network

tadio anchor Jessica Robertsonj?


FOCUS ON TOURISM: Pictured, left to right, are tourism conference
hosts Gabriella Fraser, Juan McCartney, David Johnson, deputy director

Of General, MOTA, and Robert “Sandy” Sands, president, Bahamas Hotel

Association and Vice President, Baha Mar.

terday. And it was not without
technical difficulties, but pro-
ducers of the show, which fea-
tured prominent Bahamian
tourism figures and business
persons, worked out the kinks
as they came.

The Tourism Today Network
bundle of services is to include
the website tourismtoday.com,

the previously running televi-

sion show “Tourism Today”, a
new radio show and print vari-

_ ous print media.

Ms Walkine said she hopes
Bahamians will embrace TTN
and realize their investment in
the government-sponsored
tourism agency has been money
well spent.

“It’s important for the
Bahamian public to understand

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 2000
AXIS-IND LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) Axis-IND Ltd is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the Intemational Business

Companies Act, 2000.

(b) + The dissolution of the said company commenced on
January 27", 2009 when the Articles-of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said: company is Shareece E. Scott,
Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, Deltec House, Lyford'Cay,
_ P.O. Box N-3229, Nassau, Bahamas.

‘

Shareece E. Scott

which was.streamed liveron the oo fs.e) Hee wry

new.tourismtoday.com site yes-

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Effective February 3rd2009, The Bridge Authority will eliminate
tokens as a part of our cash collection process. This change will
better assist all patrons utilizing the western bridge in accessing

Paradise Island. To improve traffic flow, we are phasing out the
coin machines and converting to a coinless toll collection system.

All ‘Transponder and Smartcard device customers will continue

to Operate as usual.

To significantly reduce the waiting time and ensure a continuous.
smooth flow of traffic, the following measures will be

implemented:

(1) Toll operators i in Danes 1, 2 and 3 will have change for
small bills ONLY. You are required to have Exact Toll.

—(Q)

- Only Lanes 1, 2, and 3.

3)

a cashless Lane.

(4)

transponder ora ana Card.

Simarecard users will no longer have access to Lane 4;

All PI: Residents and other transponder users are
encouraged to use the designated Lane. 4 which remains

Frequent patrons are encouraged to apply for a

During this transitional process, installation and testing will be
implemented Lane by Lane which may result in lane down-time.
However, as far as practical, all traffic lanes will be fully
operational during peak traffic hours (6am to 9am and 3pm to

~ 6 pm).

We thank you for your cooperation and patience and apologize
for any inconvenience caused during this time.

what ‘It’s better in the
Bahamas’ means,” she said.
“Bahamians will get a better
appreciation of the impact that
they.can have in ensuring that

' their investment is paid off.

“We have-the obligation and
the opportunity to say here
what’s being done to drive busi-
ness to the Bahamas, and here
is what you need to do to ensure
that these people who make the
decision to come, have made
the right decision, so that they
can in fact leave here saying ‘It’s

better in the Bahamas’, because ©

we would have given them the
kind of experience that exceeds
their expectations. The network
is intended to allow us to have
Bahamians become more
engaged.”



PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that, SYRETTAMOIYER DAMES of
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my son's name to DARREN
RICARDO BROWN to DARREN RICARDO BROWN-DAMES If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you .
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742; Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that BERNADETTE JOSEPH of
MOUNT ROYAL AVENUE, P.O. BOX N-805, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of |
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.













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The Manager, Credit Risk Management,

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Bahamas Association of Compliance
Officer’ s Annual General Meeting &
| Election of Officers

The Annual General Meeting of the Bahamas

Association

of Compliance Officers will

be held on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at
5:30pm at the British Colonial Hilton. Only
financial members will be allowed to vote.

A new Executive Committee for 2009 i 1S

to be elected:

President

Vice President

Executive Vice President

Secretary

Assistant Secretary

Treasurer

| Public Relations Committee
Education Committee
Membership Committee

If you have not paid your 2008 membership,
please do so on or before the AGM. |





PAGE 8B, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



Ocean energy supplier pledges:
‘Bigger bank for investment buck’

FROM page 1B

“We’re excited about this
opportunity,” Mr Jackson told
Tribune Business in relation
to the Bahamas. “I think
there’s tremendous potential.
There’s a tremendous need
there, and we feel OTEC can

bring more return for your’

investment, a bigger bang for
your buck.”

OTEC is an energy tech-
nology that converts solar
radiation to electric power by
using.what is called the
ocean's natural thermal gra-
dient - the fact that the ocean's

layers of water have different
temperatures. The Tongue of

the Ocean between Andros |

and New Providence has long
been seen as an ideal location
for this.

As long as the temperature
between the warm surface
water and the cold deep water
differs by about 20°C , an
OTEC system can produce a
significant amount of power.

OTEC energy systems not
only produce electricity, but
also fresh water for reverse
osmosis plants, nutrient-rich
cold water that can be har-
nessed for mariculture and
aquaculture developments,

and chilled water that could
be used for eel agri-
culture.

Renewable

Mr Jackson said all these
potential water use spin-offs
from an OTEC power supply

’ meant this renewable energy

form had a substantial “base
load” that was available in
abundant supply, “24/7”, and
constantly renewable.

_ OCEES International was
working with the US Navy to
take its OTEC product to a

wider commercial level, Mr |

Jackson said, saying it was

“very competitive with exist- .

ing costs for kilowatt hours”.
He added that the size of
the potential OTEC facility

they would build in the.

Bahamas, and the amount of
electricity it would produce,

. would depend on whatever

agreement was reached with
BEC. OCEES International
was the only OTEC energy
supplier to make it through to
the second round of BEC’s
search for renewable energy
suppliers.

The others were:

Bahamas Renewable

Energy Corporation

Wind/Solar

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MENKAR LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
| dissolution of MENKAR LIMITED 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
JONAAL TRADING LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is. hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which, commenced
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FRANKSTON INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.

—4—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the lnterniational Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of FRANKSTON INVESTMENTS PTE.
LID. 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
ZOULINE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 6th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
‘is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N- 7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
RIPTIDE CURRENT LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HALLSCOMBE
INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 8th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. ne. P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SULMONA LASCO LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced’
on the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ADDEISH LIMITED

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

7 Energy Consortium
Bahamas Renewable Waste to Energy
Energy Resources _@
Waste to Energy ‘GPEC Global Inc. + Ener-
° gy Solutions Bahamas
Cambridge Development, Waste to Energy

Inc. : °

Waste to Energy Norwin America LLC
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Legal Notice

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL
SHIPPING SERVICES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, |

‘Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SCATTERGUN LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that. the.-above-named

. Company jis in dissolution, which commenced

on the 9th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. ine: P06; Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas. ©

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

' Legal Notice

NOTICE
KEEGAN VENTURES LIMITED

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

and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ASSETS CONNECTION
WORLDWIDE INC.

— $y —

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





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 9B



Car sectot’s ‘worst year

FROM page one

Adding that the auto dealer
industry was focused on sur-
viving the current economic
downturn without incurring
any lay-offs, Mr Lowe told
Tribune Business on 2008:
“We’ve not seen years like
that in a long time - in a
decade, looking back at the

numbers. 2007 was the peak

in the last decade.”

Going forward, he added:
“Basically, the consensus
seems to be more of the same

for 2009. If we can all stay at:

the level we’re at, we'll be
confident we can survive. We
don’t want to get into a posi-
tion where we have to lay peo-
ple off. Near-term is not look-

ing bright, but people will still
need cars.’

Demand for new vehicles
among Bahamian consumers
would still exist, albeit on a
smaller scale, due to the need
to replace worn and broken
down cars.

Imports

Mr Lowe said that new car

dealers were not the only ones.

feeling the economic pinch, as
had seen. figures indicating
used car imports coming into
the Bahamas, especially
Japanese-made vehicles, had
also fallen off considerably in
numbers over recent months.

“It would appear that we’re

‘all in the same boat,” Mr

Lowe said. “There don’t
appear to be many bright
spots.

“But we'll weather the
storm. We’ll hopefully start to
see some pick-up at the end
of the second quarter, but that
depends on the world econo-

y.”

' The BMDA has seven
members, each selling a num-
ber of franchises, meaning
they supply several different
car models to the Bahamian
market. :
Tribune Business was told

that, industry-wide, new .car

sales were down against 2007
comparatives by 54.89 per
cent for the months of Decem-
ber.

A review of this newspa-

per’s files confirmed that the
rate of decline in new car sales
had increased through 2008,
with November producing an
even greater 57.6 per cent
drop. For September 2008,
new car sales were down by
24.6 per cent, and in October
by 33.23 per cent.

Talks

Mr Lowe said there had
been talks at his own firm,

Nassau.Motor Company+

(NMC), about. “how we can
shore up our end ourselves,
and look at a number of
improvements, improving cus-
tomer sérvice, and go in a pos-
itive direction.

“The last thing anyone

wants to do is lay anyone off.

We’re not at.the low end of .

the spectrum either, as far as
pay and benefits.”

With sales down, Mr Lowe
said Bahamian new car deal-

‘ers would have inventory in

stock for longer, meaning they
would cut down on order vol-
umes, resulting in fewer cars
coming into the Bahamas.

As a result, the “Govern-
ment’s revenues are going to
continue to shrink, at least
from the auto sector”.

Under the new Excise Tax
structure, the tax rates levied
on vehicle imports are:

- 55 per cent - autos prices
between $0-$9,999

60 per cent - autos prices
between $10,000-$19,999

for a decade’

75 per cent - autos priced
between $20,000-$25,000 .

85 per cent - autos priced at
$25,000 and upwards

‘And the reduction in tax
revenues from having fewer
vehicle imports does not

. include the oil-related and
~ gasoline products the vehicles

run on, as the decline in glob-
al oil prices has also resulted
in a decline in government
revenues from this source - at

_ atime when the Public Trea-

sury can least afford this.
“There’s one good thing,”
Mr Lowe said.
“People are still buying.

‘Maybe the consumer has
‘become a lot more conscious

on what they’re buying.”

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CRANBERYANNE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby. given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
_(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PAINTFLASH CORP.
~ (In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 't0th day of hédember 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc.,.P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
_LEBARON >
INVESTMENTS LTD.

(in volunay Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given “that the above-named ©

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator

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

Baharia:

ARGOSA CORP. INC. ©
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

MAXITREAT GLOBAL LTD.

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

EMIVAL LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

| ‘Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 16th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. -
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

UPTOWN HEIGHTS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Conipatiies Act 2000, the | °
"dissolution of UPTOWN HEIGHTS INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
. (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LESOTHO
INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa oe Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Panne

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE.

ENTERPRISE SENSEI LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ENTERPRISE SENSEI 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
COLDPLAY GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in. dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757. Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE |
ASHFORD VENTURES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) -

Notice is hereby given that the above- hand

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

| Bahamas.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) -

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ANILLO SLOPES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

“Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 7th day of January 2009. The Liquidator.
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BLASSI JUNIV INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of BLASSI JUNIV INC. has been completed,

' a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) ’





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The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 1 NT Pass 6 NT

Opening lead — ten of spades.

Assume you’re declarer at six
notrump and West leads the ten of
spades. How would you play the
hand?

You can count 11 sure. tricks at
the outset.— four spades, four clubs,
two hearts and the king or queén of
diamonds. To make the slam, you
need to score a trick with the jack of
hearts, and the best way to do this
would seem to be to finesse East for
the queen. In the actual case, though,
the finesse would fail, and you’d go
down.

When the deal occurred, South
found the notion of entrusting the

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outcome to a simple finesse to be dis-
tasteful, so he sought a way to
improve on his chances and wound
up making the slam.

After taking the first spade with’
the queen, he immediately: led a dia-
mond -toward the king. West could
not afford to take his.ace without
establishing declarer’s 12th trick, so
he let the king win. South then
cashed all his spades and clubs, com-
ing down to the K-J-4 of hearts and
queen of diamonds in his hand oppo-
site dummy’s A-6-5 of hearts and
seven. of diamonds.

West, meanwhile, had elected to
hang on to the Q-10-3 of hearts and
ace of diamonds, discarding the dia-
mond jack on the last club. Reading
the situation perfectly, declarer now
led the diamond queen, forcing West
to win with the ace and return a heart,
which handed South the slam.

It’s true that West could (and
should) have given declarer a far
more difficult problem by discarding
a heart rather than a diamond on the
last club. South would then have had
to cash the A-K of hearts, dropping
West’s queen, to make the slam, cer-
tainly no easy task without pecking.

But what West could or should
have done is not really the point. By
playing as he did, declarer gave him-
self an extra chance, and in the end it
yielded a dividend worth about 1,000
points.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 11B





FROM page 1B

Promising that witnesses
coming forward would be given
anonymity and confidentiality,
Mr Laing, referring to Tribune
Business’s article, said: “If an
anonymous businessman like
that would have the courage to
come forward and provide us
with the information he knows,
we could prosecute.”

He added that witnesses pro-
viding testimony, and support-
ing documents to support their
allegations, were “part and par-
cel of dealing with these mat-
ters, but we don’t have people
willing to come forward and
provide the necessary informa-
tion.

“That’s the absolute, only
way for there to be progress in
dealing with such matters.
There has to be evidence in sup-
port of any allegations that can



“If they’re
not willing to
deal with the -
loopholes, for
me that’s the
biggest thing,
being able to
shut those |
down.”



then be passed on to the police
and the proper authorities.”
The Bahamian businessman,
in talking to Tribune Business,
had argued that the recent Cus-
toms Department restructuring
showed the Government lacked

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“backbone” to tackle the root
revenue leakage causes - the
use by Bahamian companies of
phoney invoices and under-
invoicing, plus their own whol-
ly-owned US ‘shell companies’,
to cheat the Government and
honest taxpayers of millions of
dollars per year.

However, Mr Laing said that
in calling for the Government to
show “backbone”, the busi-
nessman and others like him
also needed to “have the

courage to come forward”.

The minister added: “If they
want to come forward quietly
and provide me and the others
with what they have in confi-
dence, they can do so, but we
have to have the evidence.
There have been persons that
have done that [in the past], and
steps have been taken in respect

of that.”

In the specific case of the

businessman quoted in Tribune
Business, Mr Laing said: “He
has information to help us
address this, but does not seem
to be willing to come forward.

“Otherwise, he’s really mak-
ing an accusation that has no
bearing in law.

“The Government has to
operate within the law of the

land. It can’t do things because .

someone’s in the newspapers
saying this and that is happen-
ing.”

Evaded -

In an article in Wednesday’s
Tribune Business section, the

’ businessman said he knew of

companies that successfully
evaded tax payments worth
between $3.5-$6 million per
year.

On the restructuring, he
added: “It’s. sending the busi-

Minister in plea for tax evasion witnesses to ‘come forward’

nesspeople involved in this a
clear message that the Govern-

‘ment is not concerned in deal-

ing with this and holding people
accountable, so they’re going to
continue, in their own, bold
way, to do what they’re doing.
“Tf they’re not willing to deal
with the loopholes, for me that’s
the biggest thing, being able to
shut those down. ~*
“Even if they don’t prosecute,
it will give me a fair and level
playing field, and I can compete
legitimately against guys who

have been undercutting me for -

years.
“That’s the biggest thing for
me — close the flipping loop-
holes.

“The real essence is to shut
those loopholes a quickly and
effectively as possible - to choke
off the easy access to US cur-
rency.”

The businessman told Tri-



bune Business that the eco-
nomic environment he was fac-
ing was “deteriorating quickly”,
with sales dropping due to the
“fear factor” surrounding jobs
and incomes that was making
Bahamian consumers “pull
back” on spending.

Discounts were now the
order of the day to keep cus-
tomers coming into stores and
holding sales at acceptable ley-
els, meaning retailers were hav-
ing to sacrifice margins.

“If we don’t: deal with this
soon, you’re going to see legiti-
mate, honest, tax-paying busi-
nesses close down because they
can’t survive.

“A friend of mine, who had
multiple businesses, had to shut
down, and | guarantee that was
largely due to the ability of
competitors to evade taxes,” the
businessman said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
PRZEWALSKI HOLDINGS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator »

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
_ INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC.

NStge 1S Hereby givertthtit ih NCCOHEAS With SeattONISS

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RESEARCH

INSTITUTE INC. has been completed; a Certificate of

Dissolution has. been issued and the Company has there-

fore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice -

NOTICE
SANDILANDSVILLE CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
EMAN STAR LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 29th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

. Legal Notice

NOTICE

LEGACY INT’L LTD.

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Register

ARGOSA CORP. INC. °
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

JEREZ INC.

“Notice is herebysgiven that in accordance with Section. 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of JEREZ INC. has been completed; a Certifi-
cate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has

therefore been struck off the Register. .

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE
POSH SALOON INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 4th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE |
INDY ROSE HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 5th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGQSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GOLDEN SOLITAIRE LTD.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 |
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the |
dissolution of GOLDEN SOLITAIRE LID. 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

NIEVA INDUSTRIES LD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named 4

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on}
the 1st day of Décember 2008. The Liquidator —
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BIKANER CORPORATION

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

| onthe 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
APPARATIO
MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 29th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is. Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009

The PM targets .
corrupt officials

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Ingraham gives
warning in first
national address
for the year

B By TANEKA
THOMPSON.
Tribune Staff meperer
tthompson@
tribunemedia.net

PUBLIC agencies susceptible
to corruption and "slackness" will
be vigorously policed: and
reformed by government without .
fear of any political fallout, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
warned during his first national
address for the year.

Critical agencies need constant
review to ensure adherence to the
highest values and mandates, he
said, supported by a culture intol-
erant of unethical practices. With
this in mind, government intends
to strengthen, and where neces-
sary, reform all areas of the pub-
lic sector.

"We fully intend to work
towards a new culture of excel-
lence in the service of the
Bahamian people, a culture of
ethical conduct on the part of
those who serve, a culture that is
hostile to slackness and corrupt
practices. We' expect that some
elements of this process will be
painful and we fully expect to be
criticized. We may even have to
pay.a political price," Mr Ingra-
ham said, in part.

"But we believe that we have a
duty to position our country more
securely on its constitutional

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@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
lallen@tribunemedia.net

A COMPLETE medical facility
and X-ray analysis unit is what
Health Minister Dr Hubert Minnis
intends to achieve at Her Majesty’s

During the official launch of its
new diagnostic and pharmaceutical
unit, Dr Minnis identified the need
for upgrades at the facility.

In his address, he said that out of
the more than 1,380 inmates at HMP, there

| are 115 who were identified with a chronic ill-
hess, and at least 90 who tested positive for a
communicable disease.
Dr Minnis said these figures show that at
any given time, an inmate may require med-
ical treatment that should be available on

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He explained, over the past two
years there have been several ini-
tiatives introduced leading to
advancing medical and health care
at the prison.

In that time, a fully functional
clinic was established-in the maxi-
mum, security unit, with an auxil-
iary unit erected in the remand cen-
| tre intended to reduce the strain on
the facility’s main clinic. There has
also been the removal of the
unhealthy practice of the use of slop
buckets.

Dr Minnis explained: “My ministry has
embarked on a programme, where our X-
ray facilities at the South Beach clinic, would
be compatible with that of Princess Margaret
Hospital, and therefore X-rays would be eas-
ily read by our staff at PMH without having to

SEE page six







Government to launch prescription

drug benefit for specified illnesses

GOVERNMENT will soon
introduce a prescription drug ben-
efit that will be universally avail-
able for specified chronic and cat-
astrophic illnesses, Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham said yester-
day in his national address.

“Tt is our intention and purpose
to provide to all our citizens the
best health care we can afford.
.. Improving the health infrastruc-

ture of our country and thereby .

facilitating and promoting a

healthy population remain top pri- -

orities for the Government,” the
Prime Minister said.

Mr Ingraham said government .

will expand programmes of the
Ministry of Health to promote
healthy lifestyles, to maintain and
sustain gains achieved in infant
and child immunization, infant and
maternal health, and to combat
the spread of HIV/AIDS and oth-
er sexually transmitted diseases.
Initiatives, he said, remain in

place to continue the upgrade of

facilities on which Bahamians
must rely for their health care
needs. Government has begun the
process for the planning and con-

struction of a new and improved :

institution as a replacement for
the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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of economic crisis

@ By RUPERT
MISSICK Jr
‘Chief Reporter





Providence.

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WHILE 2009 is likely to be a dif-
ficult year, Prime Minister, Hubert
Ingraham said government is able to
put in place a stimulus package to
assist in softening the impact of the
crisis without endangering the coun-
try’s national economic welfare and
passing on to future generations an

. unsustainable debt burden.

“The prudent fiscal administration of our country’s
finances means that the Government is able to intervene
to assist and to reduce the impacts of the downturn of
the economy without jeopardizing our long term eco-
nomic stability,” Mr Ingraham said.

The Department of Bavironineatal Health com-
menced, in early December, a stepped-up programme to
clean up and maintain our general environment in New

Some 267 persons and 116 small contractors were
engaged to undertake this programme.

‘The Government has also determined to ‘accelerate a
number of infrastructure projects providing stimulus to
job creation and thereby cushioning the effect of job loss-
es in other parts of the economy. . *

“The projects to be implemented are not new. Rather,
they form part of the Government’s planned response to
the need to address the inadequate infrastructure which
exists around our country. Works will include improve-
ment of roads, docks and airports; expansion of school
and community recreational facilities, and construction












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Four are questioned
in connection with
_ Onado Newbold death

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

POLICE are questioning four
people in connection with the
shooting death of 32-year-old
Onado Newbold on Sunday.

Chief Supt Glen Miller, head of
the Central Detective Unit, said
there are “conflicting reports”
about the motivation behind the

_killing of Newbold, who was shot

up to 12 times in Nassau Village.

Newbold grew up in Bain
Town, off Hospital Lane, but had
reportedly been living in Nassau
Village with a brother for several
months,

“Some are saying it might be
over a woman, while others are
suggesting that drugs were
involved,” Mr Miller said yester-
day.

Meanwhile, police are still fol-
lowing leads in the hope of making
arrests in the killings of two other

men who died within three hours
on Tuesday, leading into Wednes-
day.

Murder convict Ashley Sey-
mour Newbold and 32-year-old
Ignacio Ivan Smith were gunned
down within hours of each other.

Newbold, 43, who was found
guilty of killing Club 601 manager
Joyanne Cartwright in March,
2003, was shot at around llpm
near Toote Shop Corner while
Smith was killed in South Beach at
around 1.30am, by the A and S
Restaurant.

Mr Miller yesterday said police
are investigating whether their
deaths, both from bullet wounds,
are connected.

“Oneée we bring all the persons
concerned into custody and see
all the necessary witnesses I think
we'll be able to make a better
determination,” said Mr Miller.

He said early evidence suggest-
ed that drugs may have played a
part in both killings.

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THE TRIBUNE



Health risk fears over court fungus

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

A DARK fungus growing on
the walls of a Nassau court build-

ing is putting the health of staff
and visitors at risk, court employ-
ees fear. —

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which houses the Coroner’s Court
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three, which hear juvenile and
family matters respectively, has

had a mould problem for many

months, employees claim.

And the largest colony is in the
family court which children
attend daily for domestic matters.
“The mould is everywhere,” a
staff member who wanted to
remain anonymous told The Tri-
bune.

“It’s on the walls and the ceil-
ing in court three, where children
congregate every day. So it’s not
just a health hazard, for the staff,
it’s also a danger for the public.”

Thick black mould growing
behind the Magistrate’s bench
and up the wall in court three
could not be photographed by
Tribune staff who were not per-

_ mitted to°take pictures in the
* court room, but the photograph-

er was able to capture a less dense
example of the fungus growing in
the adjacent hallway.

Court'staff said the mould has
spread throughout the building.

“It has been here for a long
time but they continue to house
us here,” the employee said.
“And the mould has really grown
— it’s a living organism. If it isn’t
cleaned I guess it can be bad.”



“It’s on the walls and the ceiling
in court three, where children
congregate every day. So it’s not
just a health hazard for the staff,
it’s also a danger for the public.”



Mould growth in buildings can
lead to a variety of problems, and
when present in large quantities
can present a health hazard to
humans, causing allergic reactions
and respiratory problems.

Some mould also produces
mycotoxins which can pose seri-
ous risks to humans and animals,
and exposure to high levels of
mycotoxins can lead to neurolog-
ical problems and in some cases,
death. Prolonged exposure, such
as in the daily work place, can be
particularly harmful.

However Department of Envi-
ronmental Health Services senior
lab technologist Arithony Ryan
said the mould situation in the
court rooms is no cause for alarm.

He inspected the building in
Victoria Gardens, off Shirley

Street, yesterday following a call
from The Tribune.

Mr Ryan said: “Like most
buildings it may have flood leaks
and it might get growths as a
result of that, but mould doesn’t
kill people.

“Tf you have an underlying res-
piratory condition it could exac-

erbate it, but it won’t cause a ~

problem and it won’t kill any-
body. .

“T didn’t see anything remark-
able in the building that would
require people to move out.”

Mr Ryan, who has 18 years
experience of inspecting build-
ings, has compiled a report for
the Department of Environmen-
tal Health Services Director, in
an effort to initiate the necessary

-remedial action.



Felipé Major/Tribune staff

MOULDS growing along the walls
and ceiling of the courts.

PLPs express support for Pleasant Bridgewater

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

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ter, PLPs in Grand Bahama yes-
terday declared support for their
embattled colleague.

“We-.are undaunted — this is
certainly a setback and a surprise,
but we are giving her the benefit
of the doubt,” said Brian Sey-
mour,'an executive member of
the PLP.

Mr Seymour said party mem-
bers in Grand Bahama are very
supportive of Ms Bridgewater,
the former MP for Marco City.

Concerns

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Mr Seymour expressed

. grave concerns about the lack of

“civility” displayed by some
Bahamians, who booed and made
remarks as Ms Bridgewater was
escorted to court on Wednesday.

Ms Bridgewater was charged,
along with ambulance driver Tani-
no Lightbourne, with conspiracy

‘to extort $25 million from actor

John Travolta. They were each
granted $50,000 bail.



Mr Sey-
mours
stressed that
Bahamians,
must know
when to put
politics
aside.

“What

P| F has caused
easant me great

Bridgwater concern is

that some of
us are so polarised by this
FNM/PLP thing and they forget
we are all one people in the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas,” he
said. “When the news is broad-
cast internationally, the media
don’t make the distinction of
FNM or PLP — all they see is the
Bahamas and a Bahamian.

“I think our people ought to
be more judicious in the way they
conduct themselves, and we ought
to know when politics should end
and when humanity and civility
should come into play because
we are in the this boat called the
Bahamas together,” he said.

Mr Seymour has known Ms

Bridgewater for 15 years and con-
siders her a personal friend.

“In the sunshine or rain you
don’t desert your friends when

. they are down,” he said.

“In our system we believe in
the presumption of innocence
until proven guilty. I know her
personally and at this stage J will

_ support her to the end,” he said.

PLP executive member For-
rester Carroll believes that Ms
Bridgewater did the honourable
thing by immediately resigning
from the Senate.

“We expected the negativity,
but the PLP council, supporters,
and people generally in Grand
Bahama support her.

“I support her as a colleague,
but most of all as an individual
who J have known for many
years” said Mr Carroll.

Mr Travolta and his wife were
on holiday in the Bahamas when
their 16-year-old son, Jett Tra-
volta, died of a seizure on January
2 at the family’s vacation home at
West End, Grand Bahama.

Reports of the alleged extor-
tion attempt emerged days later.

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LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 3





Two students
are charged
with causing
grievous harm

FREEPORT - Two male
students of Jack Hayward
High School were formally
charged with causing griev-
ous harm in the Freeport
Magistrate Court yesterday.

. The teenagers, aged 16
and 18, appeared in Court
One, where they pleaded not
guilty to the charge.

It is alleged that on Janu-
ary 26, the accused boys

stabbed three students at ;

Jack Hayward High.

The boys were each grant-
ed $1,000 bail with two
sureties. The matter was
adjourned to July 2, 2009.

Man arrested
in connection
with discovery
of suspicious —
substance

A MAN was arrested on
Meadow Street yesterday
in connection with the dis-
covery of 125 packages of a
suspicious substance.

Police say they believe
the packages contain
cocaine. :

According to Assistant
Superintendent Walter
Evans, just after 2am,
Mobile Division offjcers on
patrol in that area conduct-
ed a routine search.

As a result of the discov
ery of the packages, the
man, a 22-year-old from the
area, was taken into cus-
tody.

Police confiscate
illegal firearm
and ammunition |

confiscated an: illegal -
firearm and ammunition.
when a concerned citizen:
stumbled upon the weapon
hidden in a yard.

Around 10am on .
Wednesday, the resident of
south western New Provi-
dence found a plastic bag
containing a revolver and
41 live rounds of ammuni-
tion.

Students with
payment difficulties

can still attend classes

STUDENTS of the Col-
lege of the Bahamas who
are experiencing difficul-
ties paying their tuition
fees in a timely manner
due to the current eco-_
nomic downturn, will still
be able to attend classes,
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said during his:
address to the nation Jes:
terday.

He said that in such cas-
eS, appropriate arrange- °
ments will be put in place
to defer and reschedule
tuition payments.

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The event will be held
from 9am to lpm.

_ The topic for considera-
tion this year is: “Carrying
out God’s will” and will
be conducted by Rev
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‘PM: fight against crime cannot
be left to the police alone

THE fight against cate must
be multi-faceted and cannot be
left to the police alone, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
during his address to the nation
last night.

“The causes of crime are com-
plex and require intervention on
many fronts.

“We must agree in our daily
lives not to give aid or protection
to persons who choose to live
outside the law. We must act
responsibly to remove ourselves
from dangerous situations when-
ever possible and to secure and
protect our property and our
places of business so as to make
them less attractive to crimi-
nals,” he said.

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“We must

agree in our

daily lives not to give aid or
protection to persons who
choose to live outside the law.”



Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham .-

rates continue to disturb our
communities and so it is not sur-
prising that addressing the crime
issue, including reducing the fear
of crime, remains a priority of
the government," the prime min-
ister said.

Mr Ingraham noted that in

2008, the country saw a decrease
in homicides, however, police
also recorded a decrease in the
number of murder cases solved.

"It cannot be overstated that
support for our police is essential
if we are to reduce incidents of
crime and achieve a higher rate

The government ‘needs to

work harder in education’

THE slow improvement in the overall
achievement level of students leaving high
school indicates that government needs to work
harder in this area, Prime Minister Ingraham
said in a national address yesterday.

“The critical importance of a good educa-
tion to the welfare of our nation cannot be

over-emphasised.

An educated and trained workforce provides
an important basis from which to strengthen
and expand the economy, which in turn grows
employment; leads to improved incomes and
advances the standard of living,”

ham said.

Last year, the Ministry of Education imple-

mented several School Improvement Pro-
grammes which placed renewed focus on core
subjects throughout the school system from
kindergarten to grade 12.

Emphasis

At is hoped that this new emphasis on the

Mr Ingra-

basics will result in a gradual improvement in
the achievement of students in the years ahead.
The prime minister said that the ministry’s
expanded “magnet programmes” in technical

‘ and career education are critically important if

the country is to meet the demand for better

skilled graduates.

Govt has begun process of filling

vacant seats on Court of Appeal

THE government has identi-
fied potential justices to fill
vacant seats on the Court of
Appeal and has begun the
process of filling those positions,

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said during his national

address last night.

The need for new justices
comes as a result of the retire-
ment of Justice Milton Gan-
patsingh in October 2008 and
the impending retirement of
Justice Emmanuel Osadebay.

Article 102 of the Bahamas
Constitution states that a jus-

tice of appeal shall hold office ~

until he attains the age of 68.

The Constitution also allows
for the governor general, after
consulting the prime minister,
to allow a justice to sit until the
age of 70.

Prime Minister Ingraham said ©

the new Magistrates Court
Complex on South Street,
which will house 12 courts, will
help reduce the delays that have
plagued the judiciary for many
years.

He said: “In addition, the
Supreme Court building in
downtown Nassau will be refur-
bished to improve the condi-
tions under which judges,

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of crime resolution in our com-
munities. It must not be lost on
us that the detection and reso-
lution of crime — that’is bringing
criminals to justice — is a most
effective deterrent to future
crime,” the prime minister said.

He said that a properly
trained, equipped and managed
police force is fundamental to
fighting crime.

“As early as 1999, the govern-
ment of the Bahamas commis-
sioned a strategic review of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force to

- guide the phased modernisation

of its management which is
meant to improve the efficiency
and effectiveness of policing.
The implementation of the rec-
ommendations of that review
has not been as speedily
addressed as it should have
been.

“Still, considerable progress
is being achieved in better
equipping our police and by pro-
viding them access to sophisti-
cated state-of-the-art technology
for the detection of crime,” he
said.

The prime minister said that:

the new organisational structure
which has been implemented in
the police force is désigned to

“reduce bureaucracy and pro-

vide an improved framework in.
‘which the force can more readi-





. fear of crime,”

Hubert Ingraham

ly achieve and maintain the
highest standards of policing.”
“Just recently, a Bill for a new
Police Act was introduced in the
House of Assembly. This new
legislation, when enacted, will
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Prime Minister’s pep talk to nation

LAST NIGHT Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham in his first new year’s address to the nation,
encouraged Bahamians to come. together, raise
national standards of service, improve their
work ethic, fight crime and help each other
weather the international storm that is now bat-
tering our shores and threatening our jobs.

Within the country’s limited financial capac-
ity, he pledged his government’s best efforts to
cushion the economic blow caused by the glob-
al financial meltdown over which no one has
control, nor has anyone discovered a cure. But
everyone is now trying to climb out of a seem-

ingly bottomless pit with no historic signposts to’

point the way forward.

Despite this, Mr Ingraham believed that “the
global economy will rebound and that the
promise of better times for us and for future
generations of Bahamians will be realised.”

He recognised that neither he nor any other
leader can “accurately predict how long the
present global economic crisis will last.”

However, he told Bahamians that it will
depend upon how quickly they act as to how
prepared the Bahamas will be “to take full
advantage of the economic upturn when it hap-
pens.”

As was to be expected, he said, the country is’

experiencing weakness in revenue performance
for the 2008/09 fiscal year. However, what he
found remarkable, was that that performance
was keeping pace with the performance of the
previous fiscal period.

He said that the foreign direct investment —,
which is the lifeblood of our economy — seems °

to be continuing. Foreign investment through
September 2008, said Mr Ingraham, recorded an
increase of $83. 3 million or 7.3 per cent above
the corresponding period of the previous year.

“As a consequence of this, and the modera-
tion in credit expansion,” he said, “our inter-
national reserves position recorded an increase
of $108.8 million at the end of 2008 which com-
pares with a decrease of $45.6 million at the
end of the previous year.”

Despite significant spikes in commodity

. prices during the year, inflation on a year-on-
year basis at the end of November, posted a
moderate 4.3 per cent or.just 1.8 percentage
points above the level of a year earlier.

It was fortunate, he said, “that our macro-
economic fundamentals and especially our fiscal
targets permit us some flexibility in confronting
the economic crisis.’

In particular, he pointed. out, the country’s
level of national debt to GDP of 42 per cent and

. the level of foreign currency debt to GDP of less
than 10 per cent permits government “to put in
place a stimulus package to assist in softening
the impact of the crisis without endangering
our national economic welfare and passing on to

future generations an unsustainable debt bur-
den.” :
Having said this, he warned Bahamians of

_ the importance of “prudent management” of

their financial affairs. “This is the time,” he
advised, “to establish priorities with regard to
household and personal expenditures.”

This is not the time for “excessive discre-
tionary spending.” It is rather a time, he said,
“for us to remember the saying. ‘Don’t hang
your hat higher than you can reach.”

The dramatic drop in oil prices, resulting in

~ cheaper energy costs, should not lull Bahamians
into a false comfort zone. They have to. con-

tinue to prepare for the day when those prices
might again rise dramatically.

He noted the number of large projects that
were stalled when the money fell out of the
markets and investors could no longer get
financing to continue their plans.

However, on the flip side of the coin, even
though 2008 statistics showed a decrease in new
building applications by just under 7 per cent,
the number of approvals granted increased by
just over 3 per cent with a value of $656.6 mil-
lion, an increase of 32.7 per cent over the pre-
vious year.

In the meantime, his government was doing
everything in its power to stimulate the cre-
ation, of new jobs while trying to preserve exist-
ing ones, and helping to soften the impact on
“our most vulnerable citizens.”

Business persons will be particularly inter-,
ested in the proposed shift system in the Cus-;

toms department. This system.is designed to
reduce overtime charges, which are now trans-

~ ferred to freight shippers. This reduction alone

has the potential of reducing the cost of import-
ed food and other supplies for consumers.
Also, he said, “where such extra customs

costs accrue on the bottom lines of airlines,

cruise lines and hotel operators, they increase
the cost of our tourism product, negatively
impacting our competitiveness internationally.

“Any reduction in such overtime charges
will assist in reducing the cost of our tourism
product and thereby contribute to the improved
competitiveness of our destinations — an impor-
tant objective in these difficult economic times.”

The day will come, he said, when persons will

start to travel again. In the meantime, each one

of us has a role to play. “In the tourism sector
in particular,” he said, “we must make a special
effort to give good, friendly service to our guests.
Those of us who are not directly involved in
tourism can also play their part by showing
utmost courtesy and helpfulness to visitors with
whom they come into contact.”

Government, he said, was doing its best: to
maintain stability, but Bahamians “must remem-
ber that our resources are limited.”



Why has our
Parliament failed to
repair the judiciary?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Reluctantly this letter is
being written. As commen-
taries alight in the media from
different quarters of this
nation regarding the effec-
tiveness of the judiciary; it is
interesting to see that these
commentators have failed to
include a major factor in their
dialogues.

Complaining of social ills,
economic downturns and oth-
er negative elements can
sometimes be justified and the
topic of the judiciary, if per-
sons desire, should not be
exempted. However, and this
should-be of fundamental
importance, the error of pri-

-marily blaming the judiciary

for its antiquated state and
case backlog is illogical.

I have asked before and
now ask again: Why has Par-
liament consistently failed to
repair, support and maintain
this core pillar of society?
From appearances, it seems
that the concept of “conse-
quence” is lost on our legisla-
tors; let alone the concept of
“manifestation”. We can
argue, postulate and deny all

. we want, but the manifesta-

tion as it exists regarding the
physical state of the judiciary
is undeniable; and to fortify
these assertions, it is best to
ask these questions.

Can it be suggested that suc-
cessive Parliaments have
failed to think, plan or even
briefly consider what would
occur if they neglected certain
duties, ie, revamping and revi-
talising the judiciary? Did they
know that a fundamental tenet

After reading my good friend

Bishop Simeon Hall’s address
to the Rotary Club of Freeport
last Thursday, January 22, I was
amazed at his comments on the
choice. of where the ‘judiciary
has chosen to worship.
_ I don’t need to defend the
local Anglican clergy, who are
eminently quite capable of
defending themselves.

A few years ago I recalled
Bishop Hall’s statement on the
said subject about the Anglican
Church not being the state
church, or something to that
effect; again asking questions
as to why state services are held
at Christ Church Cathedral?

My question to Bishop Hall

-is: Where would you suggest the

_ service be held?

At New Covenant? If so why
don’t you invite the judiciary to

worship with you and your con-

gregation?

Tee ere
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of any progressive society is
the access to and the adminis-
tration of justice? According-
ly is it fair to infer that Par-
liament’s actions are inten-
tional, and that for the past 30

years, our leaders have
encouraged this decay?

It must be made clear here
that this article is not address-
ing the competency of mem-
bers of the judiciary, but
instead addressing the curious
way how over the years, our
politicians have blatantly
failed to address issues that
affect the public’s access to
justice. Sadly, it is safe to
assume that politics have
intentionally, negligently or
recklessly screwed up the: judi-
ciary.

If it has not; then ‘nae can
we explain or ignore the con-
fusion that we now see? There

* must be something inherently

wrong with this scenario in
that we have justices scattered
all over downtown.

The following is how the
revered pillar has been dimin-
ished: There are two judges
and one registrar in the British
American Building (George
Street). There are two judges
in the Chase building (Shirley
Street).

There is one judge in the
Senate Building (Parliament
Street side).

There are two judges in Saf-

frey Square (East Street

north).

The Roman Catholics holda
Red Mass for the judiciary the
beginning of the year, those
who choose to attend go on
invitation.

Bishop, maybe you could
come up with a similar service, I
am certain that the judiciary is
not made up of Anglicans or
Catholics alone.

When you look at some of
these persons parading around
as men of God, looking for
acceptance, and. approval, and

the disorder and confusion

some of your brothers carry on
with, God is not a God of con-
fusion, he is a God of order,
that is what I believe the judi-
ciary is seeking, for godly,
sound, Christian teaching in fac-
ing the new year.
Their concentration should
be on the Word, not what some
of your Reverend Bishops,
Apostles, now copying from
some of your confused Ameri-
can money-making brothers, in
delivering their sermons, with
their big towels from their exer-
cising and profuse perspiration,
the shouting, screaming, reiter-
ating, you would think that God

There is one judge and
three registrars in the Ans-
bacher Building (East Street
north). There is one judge in
the Supreme Court Building
(Bank Lane) and there is the
Court of Appeal on Shirley
Street.

This helter-skelter attitude
towards providing the proper
physical space for members of
the judiciary has resulted in
inconvenience, disjointedness
and perhaps even hampering
intellectual stimulation and
bonding among their peers.
So the judges suffer because
they have no inner sanctum
(environment) in which to
confer with each other, the
economy suffers because for-
eign investors are horrified at
the lack of support shown
towards the bench; and the
citizens suffer because there
is no one edifice that they can
identify with. There is no sin-
gle existing building to which
the citizen can point to and
say: “Within thus and so build-
ing I can find justice.”

This state of affairs cannot
continue; the decay is both

physical and psychological.

Perhaps the attention of Par-
liament should be drawn to
the remarks of Quintus
Mutius Scaevola who told
Servius Sulpicius: “It was a
shame for a patrician, a noble-
man, and an orator of causes
to be ignorant of that law in
which he was so peculiarly
concerned.” Still the question
remains: Are they concerned?

DWAYNE J HANNA
Nassau,
January, 2009.

Amazed by Bishop Simeon Hall’s comments

“EDITOR, The Tribune.

and tell them, one foolishness
followed by another, the Amer-
ican way.

Why would my good friend
Bishop Hall want to subject
these learned men to such pain
and suffering?

Don’t get me wrong, Iam
told that in our Anglican wor-
ship there are a few misguided

‘souls who are practising this
new wave of entettainment of

(touch your neighbour) this dis-
traction is just. that, are you
there to touch your neighbour,
or concentrate on the Word?
During the greeting of peace,
is where the peace is given, with
a kiss of peace if you so desire.
You can then touch your neigh-
bour.

Your advice to’our incoming

Bishop Laish Boyd who has a

big shoe to fill is laughable, our
standards in the Anglican tra-
dition are very high. You being
a learned man should pass on to
your less enlightened brothers
about keeping order in their
deportment of orderly worship.

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Man charged |
with armed
robhery and —
kidnapping

A 21-YEAR-OLD
Pinewood Gardens man,
charged with armed robbery
and kidnapping, was yester-
day remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. ;

-Ahmad Babbs appeared
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane,

- on Wednesday, charged in the
armed robbery and kidnap-
ping of Franklyn Nesbitt.

It is alleged that Babbs

_ together with Melbourn Bain,
alias “Snatcher”, 23, Desmond
Poitier, 24, and-Kendall Han-
na, 33, on Sunday January 13,
2008, while armed with a
handgun robbed Franklyn
Nesbitt of $2,000 cash and
$6,000 in cheques, the prop-
erty of General Brokers Insur-
ance Agency.

It is further alleged that on
the same day, Babbs along
with the three men kidnapped
Franklyn Nesbitt.

Babbs was not required to
plead to the charges and was
remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison.

The case has been
adjourned to February 4.
Bain, Poitier and Hanna are
presently standing trial before
Magistrate Bethel-on the

- charges.

Threatened
sea turtles to
get protection
in Florida

lm NEW ORLEANS

IN A blow to Florida fish-
ermen, regulators voted
Thursday to take steps to
shut down a common type
of fishing that uses long
lines affixed with hooks and
squid bait because it may be
killing hundreds of threat- .
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according to. Associated
Press.

«.The Gulf of Mexico Fish-'
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voted 10-7 during a meeting
in Bay St. Louis, Miss., to
close fishing with long-line
gear in shallow waters off
the coast of Florida for six
months. The shutdown may
start by June.
. The National Marine
Fisheries Service must
approve the shutdown, but

‘itis likely to do so because
of mounting evidence that
long-line fishing is killing
sea turtles like the logger-
head, a species protected by
the Endangered Species

_ Act.

“We have obligations to
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Crabtree, the southeast
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He said his agency would
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 5

In brief | Minister: no formal complaint lodged






over lay-offs at Our Lucaya Resort

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

LABOUR and Maritime Affairs Min-_

ister Dion Foulkes said yesterday that
no formal complaint regarding lay-offs at
the Our Lucaya Resort:in Grand
Bahama has been lodged with his depart-
ment.

“It is very difficult for my department
to do anything unless we are aware of
what the complaint is,” Mr Foulkes told
The Tribune yesterday. .

Anger over the size of severance pack-
ages and the timing of the lay-offs has
been highlighted in The Tribune over
the past several days. ~

The Our Lucaya Resort laid off 181
workers last week, in what was yet
another blow to a Grand Bahamas econ-
omy already facing significant challenges.

“There are three major things that we

ensure that the employer
complies with in any redun-
dancy or lay-off procedure,”
Mr Foulkes said.

“They are: to comply with
the Employment Act and its
provisions and the Industrial
Relations Act which also
includes the industrial rela- |
tions code that sets out cer-
tain provisions. Secondly,
where a union is represent-
ing the workers, talks are to
be held with the union so that
the agreement between the
union and employer and
those provisions are fol-
lowed,” he said.

He added that the employment of
union officers, whether they be shop
stewards or elected members, should
also be protected.

Dion Foulkes



“In my discussion with Our
Lucaya those are the things I
mentioned to them.

“If we receive any com-
plaints from the union or any
employee that they were
unfairly. dealt with, we will
investigate it and take th
necessary action.

“So far, as of today I have
not received any formal com-
plaints from any person
involved in the Our Lucaya
matter,” Mr Foulkes said.

/ “We get.ona weekly basis
complaints from a number of

officers investigate on many
islands and here in Nassau. It’s some-
thing that never gets in the press and its
something that we do on a weekly basis,”
Mr Foulkes said. ae

properties, that my labour’

“All of these properties and other
major employers have their lawyers who
would certainly advise in terms of the
law and what they need to do.

“Where a union is represented in the
matter, there are terms of the contract
that speak to how a redundancy is sup-
posed to occur.

“If that union has a complaint,
they are mandated to notify me
formally so that my labour officers can
launch an investigation,” Mr Foulkes
said.

Reports of possible lay-offs at the
resort surfaced. last November after
Atlantis laid off 800 employees as its
occupancy figures continued to fall.

Speaking to reporters earlier this
week, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
called the situation regrettable but a real-
ity in light of declining visitor arrivals
and a slowing global economy.

Criticism for PLP members blaming —

Former US Ambassador

named finance chairman for Maynard-Gibson over Travolta scaridal
Republican Party in Florida _ |

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

FORMER United States

Ambassador to the Bahamas
John Rood will play a key role
in securing the Republican
Party’s electoral viability in
the state of Florida, having
been named the new finance
chairman for the Republican
Party in the state. .

- After raising over $300,000
on behalf of the party, Mr
Rood was appointed US
Ambassador to the Bahamas
in 2004. |

Since then, Mr Rood’s
recognition within the party
has reached new heights.

On Wednesday, Republican
Party of Florida (RPOF)
chairman Jim Greer said of
Mr Road; “Ambassador Rood
is both a long-time supporter
of the party and a successful
entrepreneur. We look for-
.ward to working with him to
develop our short and long-
term financial goals and to
secure the resources. necessary
to elect Republican candidates
across Florida.”

Since leaving the Bahamas
in 2007, Mr Rood has been
working in Jacksonville, Flori-
da, with his firm, JOR Com-
panies, developing multi-fam-
ily properties in Florida, the
Carolinas.and Texas.

A popular ambassador dur-
ing his time in the Bahamas,
the Florida resident was both
outspoken about issues he felt
deserved attention - such as
the ‘state of the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
and Samuel . “Ninety”

Knowles’ “folk hero status” - °

and committed to communi-
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In December 2006, he told
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ence as ambassador to the



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significant and rewarding '
thing he had done in his life- ;

time so far.
“It’s going to be hard to

replace this. But like in every-

thing you kind of have to look
at your gut and know when to
move on,” he said.

Mr Rood was succeeded by
former President George W
Bush appointee Ambassador
Ned Siegel, who returned to
his native Florida earlier this
month after a short tenure in
the Bahamas.

The country now awaits the
appointment of a new ambas-
sador who will be selected by
democratic President Barack
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LEADER of the Workers
Party and community activist
Rodney Moncur hit out at
members of PLP who are
blaming Senator Allyson May-
nard Gibson for the party’s
predicament as a result of the
Travolta scandal. ~ .

“We find it absolutely abhor-
rent to the process that there
are persons within the PLP
who feel that the conduct of |
former attorney general Mrs
Allyson Maynard-Gibson
should merit some discipline
by her organisation,” Mr Mon-
cur said.

He said the PLP ought to remember
that in the 1980s, it was the testimony of a
close relative of PLP leader Lynden Pin-
dling which led to the prosecution of a.
former PLP member of parliament.

“Indeed during the infamous period of
the 1983 scandals and Commissions of
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into consideration it would
appear that there are very few
students of history in the PLP
only carpetbaggers and emo-
tional dumb-dumbs who would
do the organisation and our
system of governance invalu-
able assistance if they would
just follow what appears to be
| the gentle political diplomacy
of the Rt Honourable Perry G
Christie in this crisis,” he said.

Mr Moncur said that PLPs
ought remain calm and listen
to their respected leaders.

_. “While PLP personalities stand accused,
our system still demands that due process
be given and people are innocent until
proven guilty. _.

“The PLP must be very careful that it
does not.do more damage to its future
political integrity and viability by pan-
dering to subjective elements rather than
enunciating. its re-wired policies,
principles and plans for the country,” he
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Minister

aims for

complete prison
medical facility.

FROM page one

travel to South Beach. That
would be an excellent pro-
gramme for the prison.”

Dr Minnis said this would ©

remove the need for inmates to
be forced to wait for X-ray analy-
sis, and could result in a quicker
diagnosis, and essentially an
expedient recovery for the
inmate.

“People who are incarcerated
are entitled to a standard of med-
ical care that is at least equivalent
to that provided in the greater
community.”

Dr Minnis said this has been
achieved by the provision of
medical and health profession-
als from Sandilands Rehabilita-



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patched to the prison on a week-
ly basis.

Dr Minnis also said that with
the constant flow of people in
and out of the prison, the threat

- of disease spreading is highlight-

ed and re-establishes the respon-
sibility for his ministry ta pro-
vide complete medical access and
treatment to incarcerated indi-
viduals.

Although he was unable to say
when such a facility could be
erected, or how much it could
cost the government, he insists
that the introduction of an “all
inclusive” medical facility at the
prison will help inmates to |
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FROM LEFT: Minister of Health Hubert Minnis, Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler Turner, Minister of National Security Tom-.

my Turnquest and Superintendent of Her Majesty's Prison Fox Hill Dr. Elliston Rahming cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new Health Diagnostic

Unit yesterday.

The PM targets
corrupt officials

FROM page one

foundations of democratic government;
equal access to the rights, privileges and
protections which citizenship bestows; and
the rule oflaw. .

"The Bahamian people deserve no less
than a country with a modern, responsive
public service, a country that is.equipped
to function in an increasingly competitive
world, a country that is stable, a country
that can hold its head high as a respected
member of the international community."

The prime minister's remarks came after

‘the early retirement of many officers in
senior management at the Departments of
Immigration,.Customs.and.the Royal
Bahamas Police Force. Government hopes
the overhaul of the upper echelons of these
agencies will reduce incidences that enabled
sweeping power and "abuses" in the sys-
tem. | oe

On Sunday, Mr Ingraham told reporters
that, after Customs, there would be no more
restructuring at public agencies.

Last week 24 Customs officers were

. offered early retirement packages, two

weeks ago 17 senior police officers were

retired to form a streamlined team of qual-
ified younger officers. Last November, sev-
en senior Immigration officers were given
similar retirement offers.

Most of the affected persons had all
reached retirement age or served at least
30 years in the civil service and were given

short notice to accept the offers.

Customs and Immigration have long been
the centre of widespread corruption claims.
However, it was said that the retirements
had nothing to do with these reports.

In last night's address, Mr Ingraham said
the restructuring will streamline and mod-
ernise the Immigration and Customs
Departments while paving the way for
younger qualified officers to take over lead-
ership spots in those organisations.

In addition to management concerns, out-
dated practices in the Department of Immi-
gration that hinder persons with a legiti-
mate claim to status in the country; unac-
ceptable delays-in work permit processing;
and the enforcement of immigration law
are all government priorities:

"The new. senior management team °

recently deployed to the Department of
Immigration has been directed to imple-
ment improvements to all procedures and
processes bearing on the timely considera-
tion and response to applicants for nation-
ality, residency status and work permits.

"We are confident that, moving forward,
and particularly following the introduction
of tampef-resistant immigration permits and
certificates, the opportunities for abuse in
the system will be brought to an irreducible
minimum," said Mr Ingraham, adding that
the desired efficiency in that department
needs public compliance and respect of
immigration laws.

He added that the modernisation of Cus-
toms was some 10 years in the making. The

new Tariff and Excise Tax regime intro-
duced in the 2008/09 Budget exercise is
meant to "reduce discretion in the applica-
tion of duty rates to imports and to improve
the ability of customs officers to accurately

- and efficiently attach the correct duty to

imported items and hence maximize the col-
lection of government revenue."

Updated management tools and a shift
system will be introduced to the department
to lower, if not eliminate, exorbitant annu-
al overtime costs incurred by that depart-
ment, Mr Ingraham said.

"The transfer of commercial shipping
from three locations in the heart of down-
town Nassau to one centralized location at
Arawak Cay is expected to prodtce
increaséd éfficienciés in the deployment of
staff, including the realization of an effective
shift system.

"To the extent that the shift system is
able to reduce overtime charges now trans-
ferred to freight shippers, this can poten-
tially reduce the cost of products imported
for resale to Bahamians. "Where such extra
customs costs accrue on the bottom lines
of airlines, cruise lines and hotel operators,
they increase the cost of our tourism prod-
uct, negatively impacting our competitive-
ness internationally. ~

"Any reduction in such overtime charges
will assist in reducing the cost of our tourism
product and thereby contribute to the

‘improved competitiveness of our destina-

tions — an important objective in these dif-
ficult economic times," said Mr Ingraham.

FROM page one

or refurbishment of govern-

ister said.

Mr Ingraham said coupled
with his administration’s
public sector infrastructure
stimulus programme, a num-

will create new employment
and business opportunities
in the economy and thereby

tive experiences of 2008.
However, he said, the gov-

ernment is doing all that it

can to help soften the impact

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ber of construction projects’

mitigate some of the nega-

on Bahamians, but warned
that resources are limited.

The Prime Minister said
that the country needs to be
better positioned to mitigate
the effects of world econom-
ic events which are “beyond
our control.”

“Now is the time for us to
delve deep into our tradition
of overcoming adversity and

of finding special reserves of °

strength and courage,” he
said.

However, there was some
good news in the prime min-
ister’s address.

Foreign direct investment
through September 2008
recorded an increase of $83.3
million or 7.3 per cent above
the corresponding period of
the previous year, and this
firmness in investment inflow
appears to be continuing.

The moderation in credit
expansion and international
reserves position recorded
an increase of $108.8 million
at the end of 2008 which
compares with a decrease of
$45.6 million at the end of
the previous year and infla-
tion has increased only
slightly over the previous
year.

Even though statistics for
2008 reflect a decrease in
new building applications the
number of approvals granted
increased with a value of
$656.6 million, an increase of
32.7 per cent over the previ-
ous year.

However, he said that this
is not a time for excessive
discretionary spending;

Government stimulus package to
soften impact of economic crisis

rather, this is a time for
Bahamians to remember the
saying, “Don’t hang your hat
higher than you can reach.”

“In this regard, I advise
that the current lower price
for oil, and consequently for
other forms of energy,
should not cause us to let
down our guard.

“The price may skyrocket
again when overall econom-
ic recovery is achieved, or if
and when the oil producers
decide to drive up the price
by reducing production,” he
said.

In the meantime he. said
protecting home-ownership
is critical.

He urged persons to dis-
cuss their situation with their
bank as early as is possible.

“Continue to pay whatever
sums you are able toward
meeting your mortgage
obligation. The banks have
all indicated their prepared-
ness to work with mortgage
clients who are adversely
impacted by this economic
downturn. Take them up on
their pledges,” he said.

The prime Minster said
new job creation in banking,
insurance and securities —
will probably remain sub-
dued in the foreseeable
future.

“The Government will
continue to keep develop-
ments in the global economy
under close scrutiny as
regards their current impact
and potential further impact
upon our economy in the
months ahead,” he said.
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HIV/AIDS expert has hopes for technology for women

By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

A LOCAL HIV/AIDS expert
is excited about the potential of a
cutting-edge preventative technol-
ogy for women — who are much
more as risk of contracting the dis-
ease than men in the Bahamas.

The development of “micobi-
cides” is still in the experimental
stage, but it is hoped that the tech-
nology will be compatible with a
wide array of delivery systems —
from gels, and creams, to sponges
and rings — which will have the
ability to shield women from con-
tracting HIV and other sexually
transmitted diseases.

Director of the HIV and AIDS
Centre Rosamac Bain said micro-
bicide technology will be revolu-



SHELL SAXONS Superstars leader Percy ‘Vola’ Francis (céntre)

tionary — if and when it is approved
to be used along with the male or
female condom.

“It is something that has been
talked about for many years.
Women are not empowered to
protect ourselves and we depend
on our men. This is why the female
condom is so good. However, it is
bulky so it will be good when we
have additional preventative tools
that could help us and stop us from
becoming infected,” Mrs Bain said.

A microbicide is a compound
made of chemicals that is applied
to the vaginal area. The compound
begins as a liquid, changes to a sol-
id when applied prior to sex, and
reverts to liquid form when actu-
ally needed.

After application, the liquid
solidifies and becomes a barrier

coating vaginal tissue, like a con-
dom. When this barrier comes into
contact with semen, it again
becomes a liquid and releases sub-
stances which neutralise the semen
and antiviral chemicals which kill
any STD which might be present.

Microbicides are seen as a way
for women to gain power over
their sexual health, particularly in
impoverished nations where AIDS
is widespread, where rape is ram-
pant, or where conventional con-
doms are either taboo, not reliably
available or rejected by men.

Led by the Global Campaign
for Microbicides, these chemicals
have been in development for
almost 20 years.

There are 10 microbicide prod-
ucts currently in clinical trials.
Three of these are now in

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Rodgers (left) on the Mall in Washington, DC.

SCORES of Bahamians,
including members of the
Shell Superstar Saxons,
attended the promotional
event whieh was put together
by the Broadcasting Corpo-
ration of the Bahamas for |
the swearing-in of United
States President Barack
Obama. .

Jeff Rodgers, trip organis-
er, said that he thought it was
a great idea for the Saxons
to join the hundreds of
Bahamians who travelled to
Washington, DC, to witness
the historic inauguration.

“The group stayed in Vir-
ginia and they were able to’
take a 15-man junkanoo
group led by Percy ‘Vola’
Francis. They performed to a
black-tie affair at the Zanz-



and: Jeff

ibar night club, where they
opened for one of the Whis-
pers. .

The crowd was impressed
by the display.

“The corporation was able
to pull off the event that it
was promising and was very
successful. 7

“The corporation also held
a small banquet for the
group and had the former
Speaker of the House Itelia
Johnson Ruby Ann Darling,”
Mr Rodgers said.

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advanced trials and are sparking
a great deal of excitement.

The first, BufferGel, creates an
acid buffer that keeps the vagina
acidic even in the presence of
semen and creates a physical bar-
rier that stops or slows down the
passage of pathogens into the vagi-
nal and cervical walls. It is expect-
ed to be contraceptive and may
protect against HIV, HPV, HSV,
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Car-
bopol 974, the major nonaqueous
component of BufferGel, is com-

monly used as a gelling or tableting

agent.

The second is called Pro 2000
(a napthalene sulphonate polymer)
which is an entry and fusion

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Counterfeit cigars — the

joke is on the Bahamas

@ By AN AVID SMOKER

RECENTLY, I decided to
take a cigar vacation/retreat. At
the end of a year, I like to take a
few days in contemplative
review and begin thinking about
and planning for the new year.

This type of exercise lends itself ©

well to the consumption of cig-
ars — many of them.

I needed a place that I could .

smoke everywhere — in the bath-
tub, on the toilet, in my room, in

: the public places of the hotel.

Since Havana remains a political
pariah for a US citizen and this
past New Year coincided with
the 50th anniversary of Castro's
regime — Cuba was out.

I boiled my worldwide choic-
es down to Caricun and Nassau.
The Melia resort in Cancun is
cigar friendly and the city has
one of the first and best La Casa
del Habanos (LCDH) fran-
chised stores.

Nassau was home to the ven-
erable Graycliff Inn, a smoker's
haven. And it had the lure of
the Avelino Lara and smoke-
able non-Cubans- the Graycliff
lines, Crystal and Espresso. I
had never been to the Bahamas
and my ultimate decision was
made on the simple factor of
not wanting to deal with any lan-.
guage barrier — I picked Gray-

’ cliff because they spoke English

there (well, as it turns out, bro-
ken English).

I booked and reserved a suite.

and flights — using my frequent

' flyer miles from the busy year.

So'I set out on an internet
search for LCDH in Nassau.
NONE. Any Cuban cigars any-
where? HARDLY. Couldn't
find any on the web.

Except Havana Humidor in
the Atlantis. I thought, "Good
God, I don't want to be at a casi-
no in a kiddie family resort. I'll
find somewhere else I'm sure."
Just in case, I brought an assort-
ment of 20 Havanas in my trav-
elhumidor,

Guess’ what? ‘There was
nowhere else on the island that
I found with a single authentic

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The one's I smoked from
Havana Humidor were whop-
pers — the best new cigar I
smoked all year. .

I finally got to try the Partagas

Cuban! Upon arrival at Gray-
cliff, I smoked a Partagas 8-9-8
Varnished and then set out on
foot to Bay Street to find a cig-
ars.

The "Cuban" bar, Flamingo
Cafe had locks on its doors with
a notice that they lost their lease
for failure to pay rent (that's a
bad sign). |

A few package stores claimed
to have Cuban cigars but most
of the vitolas they claimed to be
Havanas do not even exist: a
2007 Partagas Piramides EL, a
Cohiba Piramides 2005 EL, for
example. Ay)

One. cigar really stuck out —

And the RA 8-9-8, out of pro-
duction was a special treat (I
smoked a great one and a
mediocre one). |
Back to Bay Street. It's clear,
even to a vacationing observer,
what's going on. They are fleec-
ing cruisers. One afternoon, I
/ was sitting in the smoking
/ lounge in the cigar factory at
Graycliff when two guys from
Jersey walk in fresh off the ship.
Each held a

Regional Belicosos. This cigar -
baggie of

is four months old! How did




they get the band to look so. 10 “Mon-
real? It blew my mind. If they tecristo
are counterfeiting this vitola- #25".

they have way too much intelli-
gence. I trod back to Graycliff,
so glad I toted along my travel
humidor. - t

The next morning, after a
dip in the pool and a Ramon
Allones Specially Selected, I
took a cigar rolling lesson and
twisted three gigantic double
pyramids (uncut feet) at Gray-
cliff and then called.a cab. to
Atlantis. I was blown away by
the stock, particularly the ELs
(Limited Editions), the most
I've ever seen in one place. The
problem: these great sticks were
all 100 per cent more expensive
than the cigars I buy from
LCDH - that's TWICE as
expensive for every cigar.

Guess what? It's only money.
These were real cigars and I got
to sample about 20 with the
manager Adam. The real reve-
lation was the H Upmann Mag-
num 50 regular release. I love
the 2005 ELs. I have a 50 cabi-
net in'my humidor: But'the
2008's I‘had smoked all. were

Oo In brief
Military :
skydiver dies
after landing —
in Tampa area

TAMPA, Fla.



A MILITARY skydiver has
died after being found uncon-
scious in a. Tampa-area lake,
according to Associated Press.

Tampa Fire Rescue says they
received a call at 9:26 a.m. Thurs-
day reporting the skydiver down.
Two witnesses fishing in the lake
say they saw the skydiver clear a
power line, land in the lake,.and
then disappear underwater.

The witnesses tried to find the
man and were unsuccessful when
their canoe flipped over in the
process. \

Rescuers eventually found the
man and pulled him to shore.

The man has not been identi-
fied. He was stationed at MacDill
Air Force Base. MacDill has con-
vened a safety board to investi-
gate the accident. \

Official: Iraqi



Cherished memories will

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A UNITED NATIONS official
says many Iraqi refugees will be
resettled in Florida and. around
the nation, according to Associat-
ed Press. ;

Larry Yungk, a U.N. High
Commissioner for Refugees senior
resettlement officer, made the
comments at a conference Thurs-
day. He says Iraqis displaced by
the war are among new groups of .
refugees who will increasingly be
resettled in Florida and in the U.S.

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than 42,000 Iraqis for resettlement
in the U.S. Of them, 15,000 have
already arrived.

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refugees annually, three times
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for refugees.

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D1 EL - a truly special cigar.,

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Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.0.Box N-1026 ..

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forever dwell in the hearts of her sister, Rev. Enid Cooper;
nephews, Bishop Clifford N. Petty, Rev. Charles Sands, Deacon Prince Petty, ur., John
Petty, Rev. Sylvanus Petty, Brent Petty, Franklyn Petty, Anthony Petty, Leo Petty, Granville
Cooper, James Cooper, Trevor Cooper; Frank Cooper; nieces, Emily Russell, Retella
Davis, Bertha Pinder, Emily Petty, Lisa Similien, Joyce Culmer, Emily Ferguson, Ethel
Cooper, Pauline Cooper, Olga Wilchcombe; grand nieces, Dale Hepburn, Janet Burrows,
Kathy Davis, Dorothy Jones, Pattie Hepburn, Carol Davis, Leah Davis, Apostle Margaret
Seymour, Clementina Petty, Hyacinth Sands, Bemadette Robinson, Brendalee Petty,
Rosa Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Patrice McCardy, Thelja Pinder, Therice Thomas, Donna
Petty, Wonda Culmer, Rhonda Petty, Aretha Rolle, Avis Bethel, Vanessa Mayne,
Lashanda Burrows, Dayna Burrows, Jennifer Ferguson, Monique Johnson, Clarice
Decosta, Stacey Rodgers, Maria Gardiner, George Bames, Bernadette Bain; grand
nephews, Raymond Sands, Deacon Troy Sands” John Petty, Jerome Davis, Howard
Johnson, Alfred Petty, Harry Petty, Cecil Petty, George Petty, Garfield Bethel, William
Bethel, Jonathan Burrows, Jason Peity, Frederick Petty, Leo Petty, Egra Petty, Thaddeus
Petty, Anthony Petty, Anthony Petty Jr., Sylvanus Petty, Jr; Rev. Keith Sands, David
Pinder, Terrel Pinder, Christopher Curry, Kenny Bain, Johnny Bain, Edie Bain; other
relatives, Evangelist Velma Peity, Merolyn Sands, Dolly Petty, Lula Petty, Antoinette Petty,
Beulah Petty, Vernell Petty, Rev. Godfrey and Elmena Bethell, Gladstone Petty, George
Petty, Theodore Petty, Gregory Petty, Pamela Moss, Harriet Petty, Joyce Petty, Sherry
Petty, Rev. Arlene Isaacs and family, Geraldine Wilson and family, Clarence Gibson and
family, Ruthmae Burrows and family, Luella Prescod and family, Rev. S. B. Pinder,
Osborne Pinder, Sarah Pinder, Henry Wood and family, Ena Sands and family, Edith
Hanna and family, Carl Pinder and family, Crystal Culmer and family, Campbell Dean and
family, Stephanie Culmer and family, the Scavella family. of Gregory Town/Hatchet Bay,
Gwendolyn Wilson and family of Gregory Town, Tanya Johnson and family, the Pinder
family of Hatchet Bay; godchild, James Gaitor Jr.; special friends, Eulie Fernander, Ellen
Johnson, Admiral Ferguson, Hon., Philip M. Bethel and family, Joshua Culmer, Roscoe
Rolle, Irene Griffin, Agatha Cumberbatch and family, Netta Hall and Brenda Johnson, Anita
Willams, Sharon McKinney, Windsor Bethel, Lowell Bethel, Richard Rolle, J.P.; Shiney
Rolle, Agnes Bethel, Noe! Thompson, Eleanor Hunt, Janet Gierzewski, Joyce Gibson,
Veronica Sands, Gordon and Florence Sands, Lillian Demeritte, Rita Moss, Eula Culmer,
Elizabeth Stubbs, K=Jack and Zalia Carty, John and Barbara Farringdon, Arlington and
Adlean Johnson, Felicia Bethel, Hannah Farrington, Livingstone Parks, the Gaitor family
of Eleuthera and Nassau, Carmen Rolle, Arthur Rolle, Roderick Ill and Juanita Pinder,
Cyril and Carol Griffin, Leigh and Thelma Burrows, Joyce and Tommy Pinder, Sidney and
Kathleen Burrows, Ella Delancy, Diane Farrington, Paul and Judy Simmons, Carla
Roberts, Mark Thompson and family, Vernice Rolle, Shirley Burrows and the entire
Burrows family, Delano, Delmar and Devon Hepburn, Edith Rolle, Shauna Nairn, Andre
- Butler, Fredericka Johnson, Hon, J. Oswald J,Ingraham, J.P., M.P.,, Dr. Ajero, Nurse Turner
and the staff at Levy Medical Center, and the entire community of Governor's Harbour,

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians on Friday from 10:00 a
m. 40 12:00 noon and at the church in Cupid's Cay, Governor's Harbour from 7:00 p.m.
until 12:00 midnight and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time,

They were nice guys, middle-
aged and away from their wives
for an hour. They chose to
spend that hour smoking.

I asked them if I could hold

_their cigars. Poor guys, $10

bucks a stick for weak fakes —
ammonia-smelling, light tan
wrappers, box-pressed figura-
dos with flimsy thin bands.

This is not just criminal, it's.
immoral: And the joke will be
on Nassau when the trade
embargo is lifted and all these
cruisers know what a real Monte
2 looks like. Then, there won't
be the big kickback ‘money to’
pay off local politicos. And sure-
ly, the local politicos will then
lock up these dockside mob-
sters. It's only money.

The Tribune has brought Nas-
sau’s counterfeit cigar problem to
the attention of both the police
and the Customs Department
following several complaints
from American and European
visitors. So far it seems, nothing

has been done - ED







of Cupid's Cay, Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday
January 3ist, 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer
Baptist Church, Cupid's Cay,
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera. Rev,
Kipling Johnson Rev. Sylvanus Petty
and Bishop Clifford Petty will officiate.
interment will follow in Governor's














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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 9



ma : More than 40
suspected illegal





US Northern Command.
official meets with |

Commodore Scave

BRIGADIER General
Robert Feldman, Deputy
Director of Plans, Policy
and Strategy for the Unit-
ed States Northern Com-
mand (USNORTHCOM),
as part of his area famil-
iarisation visit to the
Bahamas, made a courtesy
call on Commander
Defence Force Com-
modore Clifford Scavella
at HMBS Coral Harbour
Base on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 28, 2009. Commodore
Scavella welcomed the
general and formally intro-
duced him to the force’s
department heads.

The two military leaders

later exchanged keepsakes,

and the US delegates were
taken on a brief tour of the
Coral Harbour Base,
where they were able to |
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and understanding of the
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IMMIGRATION officials swooped down on
several locations and detained more than 40 sus-
pected illegal immigrants, it was reported yester-
day.

The Department of Immigration said that act-
ing on a series of tips from members of the public,
officers launched surveillance operations at vari-
ous sites around New Providence.

The round-up of suspected illegals took place on
Tuesday, and was conducted “with the view to
reducing the number of illegal immigrants present-
ly residing in the Bahamas,” the department said.

The officers arrested a total of 44 persons — 35
Haitians and nine Jamaicans.

Of those taken into custody, follow-up investi-
gations led to 32 Haitians - 26 men, four women
and two children — along with nine Jamaicans —
five men, three women and one child — being kept
in custody on suspicion that they do not have
legal status in the Bahamas.

“It is noted that apprehension exercises are
ongoing, and no effort will be spared to stem the *
flow of illegal immigrants into the Bahamas or
(apprehend) those resident here,” an Immigra-
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The new stadium is being donated -to the
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Republic of China.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30,

PAGE 11

2009





Knowles and Bhupathi
into doubles finals |

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



AFTER falling short in the semifinal

last year, Mark Knowles and Mahesh *

Bhupathi earned their first appearance
in the final of the Australian Open yes-
terday.

Knowles and Bhupathi, the number
three seeds, pulled off an easy 6-3, 6-1
win over the unseeded Polish-Austrian
pair Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach
to set up a much anticipated showdown
against the American identical twin
brothers Bob and Mike Bryan.

The Bryans, seeded No.2, pulled off
an identical 6-3, 6-3 decision over the
No.4 seeds Lukas Dloughy and Leander
Paes yesterday as well to earn their:trip
to the final.

“It feels great. Our first Grand Slam
final. We made the semifinal here last
year; so our goal was to get-back to the
final,” Knowles said.

“It’s really special. This is my fourth
Australian Open final and so anytime
‘you get to a Grand Slam final, it’s real-
ly special. This is my tenth overall and
we had a really tough draw coming in,
but ‘we played great theouehout the
tournament.”

The Bryans are playing in their fifth

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ACTION from the Bahamas Scholastic Association’s Basketball Playoffs yesterday at the CLC Gymnasi-
um. The Zion Christian Eagles and Teleos Cherubims advanced to the finals in thé junior boys division.
The Cherubims also made the finals in the Senior Boys and Girls divisions. The Senior Girls will face the
Mt. Caramel Cavaliers while the results of the Senior Boys’ semifinal was unavailable to presstime.



MARK KNOWLES and Mahesh Bhupathi will face the pag Brothers in the final of the

Australian Open.

Austrlian Open final in six years, fin-
ishing up as runners-up in.2004 and 2005
before they won back-to-back titles in
2006 and 2007. Last year they were
ousted in the semifinal by Knowles and
Bhupathi.

_ “They’ve been my biggest rivals my
whole career,” Knowles reflected. “I
played them so much I feel like I’m
playing them everyday.

“They’ve won a lot and I’ve won a
lot, but they’ve been pretty much the
best team for the past decade, so they’re
a tough team to put away.”



f Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

But Knowles said he likes the old
adage that “to be the best, you have to
beat the best. So we know they will be a

. real tough task.”

Last week, Knowles and Bhupathi
lost to the Bryans in the semifinal in a
third set tie-breaker. But Knowles said
if they can execute the way they have
been doing all tournament long, they
should be able to come.out on top.

“J think we’re ready. We’ve been
playing well,” Knowles said. “We
played them in the semifinal last year
and beat them on the same court. It’s

kind of ironic, but it’s exciting going up
against one of the best teams in the
world and playing them in the Grand

- Slam final.”

Their match will be played following
the women’s final between defending
champions Serena Williams of the Unit-
ed States, who is seeded at No.2, and
No.3 seed Dinera Safina from Russia.

Asked if there’s any pressure,
Knowles.quickly answered: “Yes there
is.”

But he indicated that “we want to
win this tournament, so there’s pres-
sure from that standpoint. But there’s
excitement. as well. We still want to
compete at that level and do well.

“So there’s a lot of pressure because
you never know if you will get another
opportunity to play for another Grand
Slam title. So you go there hoping to
win it, but it it doesn’t happen, I’m just
going to enjoy it.”

Knowles assured the Bahamian pub-
lic that they will definitely go out and
play at the best of their ability. The
match is expected to be carried live on

-the Tennis Channel.

While Knowles and his former part-
ner Daniel Nestor of Canada won their

_ first Australian Open title in 2002, Bhu-

pathi and fellow Indian Leander Paes
were runners-up in 1999.



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ativance to finals

& By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

The junior, boys division of
the Bahamas Scholastic Asso-

‘ ciation produced a pair of

thrilling finishes, setting the
stage for a highly anticipated
finals series beginning on Mon-
day at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs
Gymnasium.

TELEOS CHERUBIMS ~ 45
GALILEE MIRACLES - 40

The Cherubims became the

first team to advance to the

finals overcoming a double dig-
it second half deficit in the
process.

The Miracles led 25-13 mid-
way through the third quarter
before a stifling full court trap

and scoring from their captain

and co-captains vaulted the
Cherubims ahead.

Henry Rolle and Brian Fran-
cis led the Teleos comeback
charge, sparking an 11-2 to

bring the Cherubims back into

contention.

Rolle, who finished ‘with a
team high 17 points, scored sev-
en consecutive points and Fran-
cis capped the run when he was
fouled on offensive rebound
and putback which he convert-
ed for the three point play.

Galilee led 27-24 heading into
the fourth quarter.

Francis, who finished with 15
points, gave Teleos their first
lead since the opening quarter
when he converted on an assist
from Rolle to give his team a
32-31 advantage.

The Cherubims maintained a |

four point advantage for much
of the fourth, however the Mir-
acles trimmed the deficit to one
when David Strawn made one
of two shots from the line to
make the score 40-39 with 45

to extend his team’s lead to
three.

Strawn, who finished with a
game high 25 points again
missed an opportunity to bring
his team closer when he made
just one of two from the line.

Rolle sealed the game with
one of several assists in the final
period when he threaded a nee-
dle to find Rashad Bastian
under the rim who converted

- to give the Creibums a four

point lead with just over 20 sec-
onds remaining.

Teleos Head Coach Ray
Evans said his team attributed
the win to a dose of divine inter-
vention and the play of his two
team leaders.

“We forgot to pray before the
game and my captain said
‘coach I know why we are play-
ing so badly, we forgot to pray’.
So we decided to go ahead to
do our normal routine. We
decided.to do a Box-and-One
on David and make it hard for
him to score and we know the
harder he works the harder his
team will have to work,” he
said. “My two captains they put
us on their back and led us to
the. victory. Advancing to the
finals, it makes everything we

_have done throughout the sea-

son mean that much more and
whoever we face we just have to
prepare the same way and be
ready to play.”

ZION CHRISTIAN EAGLES - 78
BLAIRWOOD BLAZERS - 76

The Blazers had no answer
for Anthony Oliver, who
became a commanding pres-
ence and took over the game in
the fourth quarter and overtime
period to lead the Eagles into
the finals.

Oliver scored seven of his
team high 32 points in overtime
and his three point play with 45

seconds remaining.

seconds remaining gave the

SEE page 13

Francis responded, making
both free throws from the line





BSC FAMILY. FUN RUN

e THE Baptist Sports
Council will hold its 2009
Frank ‘Pancho’ Rahming
Family Fun Run/Walk Race
on Saturday, starting at the
Charles W. Saunders High
School, Jean Street.

The event will begin at 7
am, but the registration will
start at 6 am. The run will
cover a three-mile course
through the Fox Hill area,
while the walk will be over
1.5 miles around the Soldier
Road area.

Divisions include the men
and women 15-and-under, 19-
and-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-
49 and 50-and-over. There
will also be a division for Pas-
tors and Ministers. And a tro-
phy will be presented to the
Church with the most finish-
ers.

The entry féei is $10.00.

Trophies will be presented
to the first three finishers in
each category. Certificates
will also ‘be distributed to all
competitors.



BSC MEETING

e THE Baptist Sports
Council will hold a meeting
on Saturday at 10 am at the
Charles W. Saunders High
School for all Churches inter-
ested in participating in the
2009 Joyce Minus Basketball
Classic.

The classic will begin on
Saturday, February 21 at the
Baillou Hills Sporting Com-
plex. Competition will take
place in the 15-and-under, 19-
and-under, men and ladies
divisions.

The entry fee is $100.00 per
team in each division.



BAAA'S NATIONAL
HIGH SCHOOL RELAY

e THE Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations
will hold its annual National
High School Relays on Sat-
urday at the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field
Stadium. .

The event will begin at 1
pm and will feature competi-
tion in the under-15, under-
17 and under-20.boys and
girls 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400, 4
x 800 metres, sprint medley
and distance medley relays.



ALLIN-ONE REGATTA

e THE Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture will close
out the All-In-One Regatta in
Montagu Beach this weekend
with competition in the A and
B Classes as well as the Opti-
mist Sailing, starting at 9 am.

The competition close out

: the week long activities that

included the C Class, held last
weekend, a Church service, an
exhibition in Rawson Square
and a forum at the Ministry
of Sports.

On Monday at 7 pm, the
awards presentation will take
place at Government House.

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.
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Stuart looks to final y

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

OVER the past three years,
Bianca Stuart has established
herself as the greatest long
jumper to wear a Saluki uni-
form and compete for the
Southern Illinois University.

As she prepares to wind
down her fourth and final year

- of eligibility, the Queen’s Col-
lege graduate is aiming for the
top of the Bahamian chart for
the second consecutive year.

After opening up the season
with a personal best of 21-feet,
1/2-inches in winning the long
jump at the 2009 SASP Invi-
tational at home in Carbon-
.dale over the weekend of Jan-
uary 16-17, Stuart came back
over the weekend and soared
20-6 1/4 for another first place
at the Carle/Health Alliance
Invitational.

While both of her marks this
year have enabled her to sur-
pass the Saluki’s All-Time
indoor record of 19-10 3/4 that
was held by Joy Williamson
since 1996, Stuart has also
qualified for the NCAA
Indoor Championships, March
13-14 in College State, Texas.

Outstanding

On Tuesday, Stuart was
named Missouri Valley Con-
ference Women’s Field Ath-
lete of the Week for winning
her third consecutive long jump
title at the Carle/Health
Alliance Invitational.

For the 20-year-old said her °

performance so far is just a tip
of the iceberg.

“T still feel I have a lot more
in me,” said Stuart, who is hop-
ing she can win her fourth
national indoor title. “I still
have a long way to go because
the season is very long.

“T’m just taking it one step
at a time, but I’m pretty happy
with the way I’ve jumped so
far.”

This weekend, Stuart will be
back in action at the McDon-
ald’s Invitational at home
where she will just concentrate
on the 60 metres.

She’s already ran 7.65 sec-

onds, showing off her speed. .

But she intends to pick it up
again in the long jump over the









weekend of February 6-7 at the
Rod McCravy Invitational in
_Lexington, Kentucky.

“T just want to stay healthy.
Having already qualified for
Nationals, I just want to
improve on what I did last
year,” said Stuart, who fell
short of making the.final and
earning her All-American hon-
ours. é

“My goal is to become an
All-American indoor and just
continue to do my best for the
rest of the season.”

This is the third straight year
that Stuart has qualified for the
NCAA Indoors, but she’s look-
ing forward to making her sec-
ond consecutive appearance in
‘the outdoor nationals over the
weekend of June 10-13 in
Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Her coach Andre Scott has
nothing but high marks for Stu-
art.

“From a,very young athlete,
she has matured to an excel-
lent long jumper,” he said.
“She’s still a very young com-
petitor when it comes to the





long jump.

“She’s just getting to the
training where I can push her
body to handle the training.
Before she was too young in

‘terms of lifting weights and oth-

er techniques. So I can see her
going another foot.”

°

Goal

Scott, an assistant coach at
Southern Illinois, said his goal is
to get Stuart ready for both

indoor and outdoor nationals .

and eventually the IAAF
World Championships in
Berlin, Germany in August.

As long as she continue to
train hard and stay healthy, Stu-
art said she’s confident that she
can fulfill all of the goals that
have been set out for her by
Scott.

Although she’s still a bit shy,
Scott said Stuart is a very coach-
able athlete, who definitely
have the potential to become a
great international long jumper
and he intends to ensure that

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she’s put in the position to suc-
ceed. ;

Last year, Stuart achieved a
major feat when she won the
title at the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations’
National Championships in
June at the Thomas A. Robin-
son Track and Field Stadium.

Her performances all season

long were better than that of

Jackie Edwards. But by virtue
of producing the A standard,
Edwards eventually represent-
ed the Bahamas at the Olympic
Games in Beijing, China, while
Stuart had to stay home.

Future
With the World Champi-

onships as the major interna-
tional meet on the agenda this

-year, Stuart said she doesn’t
intend to let last year’s history

repeat itself.

“TJ want to qualify for the

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World Championships,” she
charged. “But it ain’t all.about
beating Jackie. It’s all about me
going out and improving on my

. performances.

“So it’s not about beating her.
I have other competition out
there. I just want to try and
improve every time that I go
out there and jump.”

And if there’s any projection
for Stuart this year, it would be
to jump at least 22 feet, becom-
ing the first Bahamian female
to accomplish the feat.

ear

STUART was
named Missouri
Valley Conference
Women’s Field Ath-
lete of the Week for
winning her third
consecutive long
jump title at the
Carle/Health
Alliance Invitational.









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SPORTS . i

Cherubims and Eagles
atlvance to finals
FROM page 11

Eagles a 76-70 advantage.

The Blazers’ Dominic Stu- ;



Super Bowl vs

art led all scorers with 35:

points, but fouled. out in over- :
time leaving his team without :
their number one scoring :

option. :

Blairwood led 21-14 after :
the first quarter but the:
Eagles second quarter effort :
brought them back into the:

game.

The Eagles opened the:
quarter on 6-0 and took their :
first lead of the game on a:
Philip Hanna lay-up early in :
the period giving them a 30-29 :

advantage.

Both teams traded baskets
for much of the second period :
and took a 37 all time into the :

final quarter.

The Eagles opened a 53-41
lead in the fourth, forcing a:
series of turnovers with a sti- :

fling full court trap.

The Blazers clawed their
way back into the game led:
by Stuart and point guard:

Kyle Newbold.

Newbold, who finished with :
18, made a runner with just :
over a minute remaining and :

tied the game at 59.

' The final minute of regula-
tion featured six ties and five :

lead changes.

Oliver’s three point play :
gave the Eagles a 66-63:
advantage before Stuart came :
up with a steal on the ensu- :
ing possession and was fouled :
on his way to the basket, con- :
verting the three point play to :
send the game into overtime :

tied at 66. -

For the Eagles Arsenio:
Woodside finished with 15, :
Hanna added eight, and:
Shakiel Hepburn finished with :

S1X.

The Senior Girls title game
is all set after the Mt. Caramel :

SH

n Bull Jets WR Ishmail Sutherland Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu

Cavaliers advanced with a 15- }

8 win over Freedom Baptist.

The Cavs will face Teleos :
in the finals after the pennant :
winners received a bye into:

the final round.

At press time, only one half
of the Senior Boys’ final was.:

decided.

Teleos advanced with a 54-

~ 42 win over Pace Academy:

Chauncey Cooper led all :.. 4

_ scorers with 31 points,

F"W'Nhe most wonderful weekend of the year (I will forever suggest it
becomes an international holiday) is again upon us and no matter how
.\. awful the matchup is, how unexpected and baffled we are that the Car-
dinals made it this far and how eerily quiet the buzz-was heading into this week-
end...it’s still the Super Bowl. Super Bowl aside, there has to be at least one good
game this weekend because the day before the big game, we have a game that’s
even bigger to a select group of Bahamians. The Boil Fish Bowl. I’m not kidding,
that’s really the name. z
With one game played on Saturday and the other on Sunday it begs the ques-
tion (no-one asked but I'll answer anyway) which matchup will give us the bet-
tergame? ... :





OUR GAME

i. The underdog has major receiv-
er.issues. The most important

parts of their receiving corps have
to leave to go back to college and
will miss the game.























ii. Tickets are nedrly impossible
to come by at this point. There’s

not even standing room anywhere
in the city of Tampa.










iii. Who needs cameras? The
CAFL takes your version of
catching the game from every ©
vantage point to a whole new lev-
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with the line of scrimmage.
Advantage: Our Game



iv. Some of the greatest memories
in Super Bowl history, involve a
kicker either rising to the occa-
sion (Adam Vinateiri) or coming
out on the wrong side of history
(Scott Norwood)
Advantage: Their Game



v. Halftime entertainment should
include watching loose blades of
grass blow in the wind, kids run-
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football and profanity laced
intoxicated banter.
Advantage: Our Game

















vi. Heading into the season, very
few people expected these teams
to be here.









vii. You’ve got a coach that
played on the other side early in
his career and pundits (just me),
wonder whether it will have any
outcome on the game whatsoever.
Advantage: Push





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entire week, learning every possi-
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relevant game information to the
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ROGER FEDERER moved
within one victory of tying Pete
Sampras’ record of 14 Grand
Slam titles by dominating Andy
Roddick 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 Thursday

final.

Roddick, who undertook a
rigorous offseason training
regime designed to help him
beat Federer and top-ranked
Rafael Nadal, was in good form.

But the second-ranked Fed-
erer outplayed him in every
phase of the game. Ripping win-
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usually forcing Roddick to hit
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‘“T served well in the first set
and that gave me a lot of confi-

-dence,” Federer said. “I was

moving well and getting a lot of
balls back and making it diffi-

cult for Andy to get the upper °

hand from the baseline. That
was kind of what I was hoping
for.”

Federer, seeking his fourth

Australian title, will face the win-.

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between Nadal and fellow Span-

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third-seeded Dinara Safina, who
is hungry to take home her first
major trophy to go along with
the two that brother Marat Safin
has earned. Safina ousted fellow
Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 7-
6 (4) in the other semifinal. The
winner Saturday also will rise to
the No. 1 ranking.

By the time Federer and Rod-
dick were on court in the
evening, temperatures had
dropped to 91 degrees from 112
in the afternoon — news reports
called it Melbourne’s hottest
January day since 1939 —so the
retractable roof was open.

That would seem to have giv-.
en Roddick, who grew up in the
heat of Texas and Florida; an
edge. Against a hot Federer, it
didn’t matter. A behind-the-back
hit right to the ballboy after a
Roddick fault in the first. game
was a dead giveaway.

Although Roddick won their
last meeting, Federer held a 15-
2 edge over him coming into the
match. :

“The last time J lost, so com-
ing into this match there was a
bit of pressure,” Federer said.

It didn’t show. Instead, this
one played out like many of the
Swiss star’s previous victories.

Blunting Roddick’s blistering

- serves, Federer broke twice in

the first set. Adding to Roddick’s
frustration was a call that went
against him as Federer served at
4-1.

A Federer shot was called out,
but he successfully challenged.
Chair umpire Enric Molina ruled
that Roddick couldn’t have got-
ten to the ball.and gave the point
to Federer. Roddick argued he-
stopped running when he heard
‘the “out” call, and he had a run-
niae dialogue with Molina dur-



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2009



High-end
real estate



High-end Bahamian real
estate prices have dropped
by 10 per cent from "what
they should have been" a

syear ago, a leading Bahami-
an realtor said yesterday, as
sellers adjust what they are
seeking to more realistic lev-
els.

Coldwell Banker Light-
bourn Realty president,
Mike Lightbourn, tolda —,
large group of investors that
the Bahamas real estate mar-
ket was brisk until last year,
but prices were now adjust-
ing to more realistic levels.

Addressing members of
FreedomFest at the Atlantis
resort on Paradise Island, Mr
Lightbourn ‘guesstimated'
that prices have probably
dropped by 10 per cent from
"what they. should have
been" a year ago. Freedom-
Fest is described as the
world's largest annual gath-
ering of free minds.

Mr. Lightbourn said
worldwide events had
impacted the Bahamian real
estate market.

He said that as the
Bahamas Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) was only
introduced last year, it was
difficult to give statistical fig-
ures on price reductions yet.

"We have had along peri-
od of time where over-priced ©
listings dominated the mar-
ket, and I would suggest that
last year many price reduc-
tions were actually bringing
prices down to where they
should have been in the first

_ place," Mr Lightbourn said.

His 'guesstimate' of a 10

SEE page 6B





Car sector's ‘worst
year for a decade’

ij New car sales drop 30.88% in 12 months to December 31,
i being up against tough comparatives
fi Decline in car sales of 1,200, but industry ‘confident we can
survive’ if current business levels maintained
(i Fall in vehicle imports, oil prices hitting 40-50% of

eovernment Budget revenues

Mi By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian new car dealers suffered their
“worst year in a decade” during 2008 with a
30.88 per cent year-over-year sales decline,
Tribune Business was told yesterday, but while
trends continue to decline its members are

“confident they can survive” if current perfor- |

mance levels hold.

Based on that percentage, total new car sales .

by Bahamas Motor Dealers Association
(BMDA) members dropped to 2,893 in 2008,
compared to 4,185 unit sales in 2007. For the
last two quarters in 2008, new car sales fell by
more than 30 per cent.

Still, Rick Lowe, Nassau Motor Company’s
(NMC) director and operations manager, said
the sector was still managing to focus on the
positives, with consumers “still looking” for

’

vehicles on visits to car dealerships, and no
moves yet by any business to lay-off any mem-
ber of the industry’s estimated 600-strong work-
force.

He pointed out that 2008’s sales were also up
against tough prior year comparatives, 2007
having been the ‘banner’ or ‘peak’ year for
new car sales within the last decade,

But the impact of any downturn among new
car dealerships is felt outside the industry’s
immediate confines, due to the fact that vehicle
imports — and their parts — coming into the
Bahamas are amgng the Government's highest
margin revenue generators.

Mr Lowe estimated that 40-50 per cent of the
Government’s Budget revenues came from
taxes on the auto industry, parts and related oil-
based products.

SEE page 9B

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A company seeking to epi the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC) with renewable energy from
ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) yesterday

told Tribune Business that its technology delivered
“a bigger bank for your buck” when it came to invest-
ment returns, since it could help spawn spin-off indus-
tries such as aquaculture and agriculture.

Harry Jackson, Hawaii-based OCEES Internation-
al’s president, said that while his company could not
reveal precise details on its proposal to BEC, the
OTEC technology “fits very well in tropical island
communities”, bringing not only energy benefits but

water as well.

The water by-product, Mr Jackson explained, could
be used by in-shore aquaculture projects, major resort-
based development projects, and to support agriculture
development, “things like that”.

Therefore, in addition to providing the Bahamas
with a renewable energy source that was price com-
petitive, preserved this nation’s foreign exchange
reserves and benefited the environment by reducing the
carbon footprint from fossil fuel emissions, Mr Jackson
said the technology that was employed by OCEES,
which was founded in 1988, generated “more return on
your investment” through its benefits for spin-off indus-

tries.

SEE page 8B



Airline’s concerns on Grand Bahama Airport facilities

lm By CHESTER
ROBARDS
Business Reporter

CANADIAN Airline West-
jet has expressed concern
about the infrastructure at the
Grand Bahama International
Airport and its ability to sup-
port any service into the air-
lift-deprived island, tourism’
officials revealed yesterday,
while negotiations to reduce
airfares into the Bahamas con-
tinue.



“The question is how do we
ensure that they travel to the
Bahamas as opposed to some
place else.” | os



Vernice Walkine

Vernice Walkine, the Min-
istry of Tourism’s director-
general, said talks have been
ongoing with Westjet about
starting flights into Grand
Bahama from Toronto, Van-
couver and Calgary. “They

have always been interested,”

she said.

“One of the issues they had
was the capacity of the termi-
nal in‘'Grand Bahama to
accommodate their passengers
comfortably, as well as some

of the turnaround costs and ©
those kinds of considerations.

“They are still interested
and they have expressed to us
recently that they are actively
looking now at how they
might schedule the service, so
we’re hopeful that it might be
done in time for Fall or next
Winter.”

Tribune Business also

‘revealed this week that West-

Minister in plea for
tax evasion witnesses

to ‘come forward’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A government minister yes-
terday issued a plea for mem-
bers of the Bahamian. private
sector and general public to
“come forward” and report what
evidence they had on illegal tax
and Customs duty evasion,
telling Tribune Bustess it would
be impossible to prosecute
offenders and close loopholes
unless they did so.

Responding to comments from
a Bahamian businessman, who
said the Government’s continu-
ing failure to close tax and Cus-

Zhivargo.Laing

toms duty evasion loopholes would increasingly cause “legitimate,
honest, tax-paying businesses to close down”, Zhivargo Laing,
minister of state for finance, said it would be impossible for the
administration to take action against alleged offenders unless it was

supported by evidence.

SEE page 11B



jet’s decision could be imped-
ed by Our Lucaya’s failure to
thus far deliver room rates and
occupancy details to the air-
line, according to reliable
sources.

Growth

According to Ms Walkine,

visitor growth from Canada.

increased by double digits in

2008, and represented one of

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the largest markets for the
Bahamas outside of the US.

‘She said growth was,also seen
last year in European markets ~

such as Germany, France and
Spain, with significant soften-
ing experienced in the UK
market.

“Canada actually over-

delivered for us last year,
which was very good because
the impacts of the global
recession were late to come
into Canada. So, in many ways
that. was.very helpful to us
because their economy was
still very vibrant and, of
course, Canadians love to

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Speaking on his resignation, Mr
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f due to the return of former
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to the Boards after the Supreme Court removed the injunction
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Hotel union executive warns that
industrial deal may add to divisions

i By CHESTER ROBARDS

Business Reporter



A LEADING hotel union official yes-
terday warned that the industrial agree-
ment currently being negotiated with the
Bahamas Hotel Employers Association
(BHEA) could create further division
within the already-polarised organisation,
as its membership and the majority. of
executive council members had thus far
been kept ‘in the dark’ on developments.

Kirk Wilson, the Bahamas Hotel,
Catering and Allied Workers Union’s
first vice-president, said the new industrial
agreement, which is currently being nego-
tiated, could induce further division with-

in the union, as the agreement has to be
approved by the executive council and

the membership.

Arguing that neither had been kept
abreast of ongoing developments, Mr
Wilson said: “That is going to be a serious
bone of contention, because the executive
council, along with the membership, has
to ratify whatisdone. —

“Persons are definitely going to ques-
tion what is going on with the industrial
agreement when there are so much things
going on in the industry.”

The hotel union, which has been split
into factions amid infighting among lead-
ing executives, is seeking a way to pick up
the pieces after.a tumultuous 2008.

Mr Wilson said last year dealt a blow to
the union, via the firing of hundreds of

‘ hotel workers and the division within the

organisation.
















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“We are met with all
sorts of red tape |
from the employer,
from the Govern-
ment and from other
entities I dare not
name. But there are
entities and forces
out there that don’t
want to see the
union function like it
should.”

Kirk Wilson

He alleged that Roy/Colebrooke, the
union president, had failed to call any
union council meetings for almost a year.

Last summer, some hotel union execu-
tives found themselves without pay

cheques because the necessary signatures —

on payroll were not obtained. A court
order was later filed, ordering those who

. had signatory authority on the union’s

account to endorse all cheques deemed
important by union executives. Yet fur-
ther delay resulted before the cheques
were signed.

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All cheques for services or facilities of
the Department of Civil Aviation must be
made payable to the Public Treasury.

All payments must be in the form of |
‘bank draft, certified
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cheques will be oer

-Payments are to be sent directly to the
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Effective Immediately:

According to Mr Wilson, there are
internal and external forces that do not
have the best interest of the union and its

' members at heart.

“The majority of the executive council,
who are focused on the membership, can

‘see the wrong and are trying to correct

it,” he said.

“We are met with all sorts of red tape
from the employer, from the Govern-
ment and from other entities I dare not
name. But there are entities and forces
out there that don’t want to see the union
function like it should.”

Mr Wilson suggested that the hotel
union become more proactive in assisting
workers who found themselves on the
unemployment line last year,

He suggested the union, along with the
Government, introduce a hospitality
training programme to ready workers for
when the economy takes a turn for the.
better.

He added that if he were the union
president, he would have turned Workers
House into a training centre.

“We could get the international seople
in here to certify our’ people, so when
they go back into the industry they will be
prepared and there would not be. this
thing about these persons aren't quali--
fied,” said'‘Mr Wilson. '

“There might be some persons. who
want to méve into a different depart-
ment. We can start our training at Work-
ers House. These are the progressive
steps we need to start to take for our
members.”
























































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harmed tax cuts impact

@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

INVESTOR interest in the
Bahamas has not foundered
with the global economic down-
turn, the minister of state for
finance, Zhivargo Laing,
believes, as there are market
niches that can produce posi-
tive growth during a recession.

Speaking to reporters at the
launch of Generali Worldwide
insurance company, Mr Laing
said investors were still inter-
ested in doing business in the
Bahamas, though he could not
reveal which businesses have

expressed interest because some .

have pending applications for
approval.

“There is definitely an inter-
est in doing business in the
Bahamas - maybe not the vol-
ume we’ve seen in times past
because of the economic cli-
mate that we’re in - but clearly
there continues to be an interest
in the tourism sector, interest
in the external insurance. area
and in the broader financial ser-
vices area, so there is clearly an
interest in doing business in the
Bahamas,” the minister said.

’

Recessions. -

According to.Mr Laing,
recessions were general eco-
nomic declines, but did not
mean that pockets in the econ-
omy could not still thrive. He
said.even the movement of
Generali into the Bahamian
market speaks to the possibility
of economic growth.

Last year, the: Government
attempted to assist consumers
as the economy began to tight-
en by relaxing taxes on goods
such as food items.

However, Mr Laing said the
tax cuts did not have the desired
effect because of external mar-
ket forces that drove the price
of goods up while Government
was reducing taxes

“You have other things play-

ing themselves outy* he*said:-> :

“You can reduce the cost by
two or three percentage points,
but if you have increases that

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were fed by increases in the cost
of oil and other factors; then
that can play against what it is
that you were seeking to do.

“I think the inflation in the
country may have registered
around 4.3 per cent, and I think
at the end of the day people
would not have felt real savings
like we would have wanted.”

Mr Laing said the distribu-



tion of food price cuts were not
felt equally by all islands.

“In terms of the food items
that we have traced, it has been
mixed. In some islands there
have been overall declines in
the cost of food to the tune of 3
per cent, and in other islands
like Grand Bahama and New
Providence, there has been an
increase of 3 per cent.”

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12, Lot #11 (107°x100) Club Sub Grand Bahama Town Cat Island
_ whse 2,026sq. ft,-Sunset. (Appraised Value (Appraised Value
Ridge Dr, Sunset Ridge $38,000.00) $630,000.00)
Sub Hse #28 (Appraised 27. Vacant lot #110 Sec: #l ny Exuma
Value $206,000.00) (12,500sq. ft.)-Bonefish ph acaey tot oe (05 2008
L St & Polaris Dr, Carvel. ft.)-Moss Town Exuma
ot #23, Blk #1 re ,
‘ Beach-Grand Bahama - (Appraised Value
(17,150sq. ft.) w/split (Appraised Value $116,188.00)
level hse-Captain Rd, ; ieee 080) 43. Lot (30,400sq, ft.) w/
Coral Heights Est. PEND Eas : ; small hotel 4,520sq. ft.
(Appraised Value . . 28, Lot #59 (17,276sq. ft.) & exclusive beach-
$480,000.00) Sec #1 w/incomplete _ Forbes Hill Exuma
14. Lot #176 (41’x113’) fourplex—Amberjack St” (Appraised Value
whse 903sq. ft-Old & Polaris Dr Carvel ‘a ee
Cedar St Yellow Elder Beach Grand Bahama : (6.600sq ft)-Oceani¢
(Appraised Value ea Value Rd Bahama Sound Sec
$65,000.00) ease ) nigh &) 43 Exwna (Appraised
Lots #3 & #4, Blk #47 = Dyers pee! Value $18,150.00)
hens 3 : w/building complex & 45.V. lot #95
(50°x100’) w/duplex te Te ar Edd shoe
1,532sq. fl-Forbes St coin: Laundromat (80°x 122°) Commodore
Nassau Village Queens Highway Rd Elizabeth Harbour
Appraised Val Holmes Rock Est. Exuma (Appraised
( Bea nant Commonage Grand _ Valuc $45,000.00)
2,340sq. ft-Mollie St Sie
EnglerstonSub .
_ (Appraised Value
$239,460.00)
Vessels - Vehicles
20 (1996) Robolo Vessel with 115 HP engine (1) 03 Dodge Caravan
48° (1989) North Carolina Hull (1) 96 Ford Explorer
52’ (1979) Hatters Vessel (MV Buddy) (1) 97 Dodge Stratus
51° (1981) Defender Vessel (Equility) _(1) 01 Hyundai H-1 Van:
80° Custom Steel Hull Vessel (Lady Kristy) (1) OL Kia Bus 12 Seater
~ 94° Stee] Hull Gulf Coast Shrimp Trawler Vessel * (1) 78 L800 Ford Boom Truck
(1980) with (2) Volvo Diesel engine (Sweet Charlotte) i 1) 02 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX
122? Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa J lll, (1) 06 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX (Silver)

vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama
19 (1989) Fiberglass Sports Vessel (Hull Only):

(1) 01 Kitchen Tandem Cherokee Trailer
(1) 00 Ford Ranger Truck

60 (1982) Defender Vessel (Queen Vashti)

Steel Building 70°x50’ Six (6) Windows, Two (2) Eatry Doors, Two (2) 5’x10” Rollup Doors White trimmed Blue
Approved plans and engineering drawings are available $50,000.00

The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas dnacel Bank; P.O. Box N-3034, Nassau,

Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-5780 for additional

information, The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject any or all offers. AN assets are sold as is,



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Chamber teams up with
business guide publisher

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Legal Notice

NOTICE
ROSADO INC.

‘(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

-ARGOSA CORP. INC.
~. (Liquidator) - -



Legal Notice

NOTICE
OVER THE WATERFALLS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given: that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 23rd day’ of December 2008.:The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., . O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

‘ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) ~

Legal Notice

_ NOTICE.
- MUTZKO LAPINOU INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

‘Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 23rd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.Q. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas. .

"ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GOLDEN GATES
ASSETS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 27th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
‘is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

The publishing, research and consul-
tancy firm, Oxford Business Group
(OBG), has teamed up with the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce to publish its first
annual business guide to the country, The
Report: The Bahamas 2009.

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce

will work with OBG’s editorial team to’

provide information on the challenges
which Bahamian companies face and the
opportunities available to them. -

Laura Herréro, OBG’s country direc- .

tor, said that The Report: The Bahamas

2009 would outline the continued direc-

tion the Bahamas was moving in at a key
point in its economic development.

“As an open and strategically-located
economy, the Bahamas will continue to
be affected by international events, and
this will shape the challenges and oppor-
tunities that are of interest to our inter-
national subscribers,” she said.

Philip Simon, the Chamber’s executive

t

director, said the organisation was pleased ~

to have the opportunity to collaborate
with OBG “We look forward to providing
our knowledge and experience of the pri-

’. vate sector to OBG’s The Report: The

Bahamas 2009,” he said. .
The Report: The Bahamas 2009 will

“The Chamber has

detailed knowledge
and experience of
the business
environment in
which its members
are Operating. We
are pleased it will
contribute its _
knowledge to the
production of this
report.”



Laura Herrero

provide a comprehensive guide to the
many facets of the Bahamas, including
its macroeconomics, infrastructure, polit-
ical landscape, banking and sectoral
developments.

_ It will also contain a separate focus on
the Grand Bahama economy.

The publication will make. use of the
most extensive, independent and accu-
rate intelligence available, compiled and
written by a team of OBG analysts based
in Nassau for six months, who will con-
duct over 100 interviews with leading
political and economic figures.

Ms Herrero said the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce would make a valu-

- able contribution to OBG’s first piojert in
the country.

“The Chamber has detailed knowledge
and experience of the business environ-
ment in which its members are operating.
We are pleased it will contribute its
knowledge to-the production of this
report,” she said.

Ms Herrero said The Report: The
Bahamas 2009 would be the most com-
prehensive economic analysis produced
onthe Bahamas.- —_-

“We are delighted to add it to our col-
lection of 33 other annual publications
around the world,” she said.

Available in print form or online, The
Report: The Bahamas 2009 will be part of

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that AVON ROGJET LEE of
FAITH AVENUE NORTH, P.O. BOX CR-54774, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible: for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of
January, 2009 to the. Minister. responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
NYANZA HOLDINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) .

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company jis-in dissolution,-which:commenced::} »
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator ~

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator).

Legal Notice
NOTICE
-PLASSIC VIEW LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 7th day of January 2009. The Liquidator

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

‘Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SIERRA VISTA
HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

the range of OBG’s publications..:

HELP WANTED

Salesperson to sell outboard engines, boats,
waverunners, trailers and generators. Must
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Please fax resume to 394-3885.

Legal Notice

| NOTICE
-SANDSOIN COVE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above- named.

Company i is in dissolution, which commenced on’ |
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
. Bahamas.

ARGOSA.CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) .

Legal Notice

- NOTICE
GOLDEN DRAGON.
GROUP LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
. (Liquidator)

Legal Notice |

NOTICE
SLOW SEARCH LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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Airline’s concerns on Grand Bahama Airport facilities

FROM page 1B

travel,” Ms Walkine said.
“For the Bahamas it was
really more about ensuring
that the Bahamas was really
what they decided on. We
know that they are going to
travel. The question is how do

we ensure that they travel to —

the Bahamas as opposed to
some place else.”

The Ministry of Tourism
has been in talks with various
airlines to negotiate a reduc-

which was to have been rolled
out by the end of the month.

However, according to Ms
Walkine, airline cost struc-
tures, which are different
throughout the industry, could
affect their ability to slash cer-
tain fees and taxes, thus reduc-
ing their ability to offer
reduced airfares.

“We’re looking at a whole
menu of fees, charges, and
what not, and we’re address-
ing with each of the carriers
to see how the reduction or
elimination of some of them

er their cost to the customer,”
she said.

“At the end of the day, our
goal is to have reduced airfare
that the customer pays, so that
the customer begins to appre-
ciate the value of the destina-



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Direct flights from Paris to
Nassau recently began, and
British Airways is anticipat-
ing adding another weekly
flight to its itinerary, which
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Bahamas six times per week.

Ms Walkine said airlift pric-
ing was a crucial part of a
vacationer’s decision to travel.

She said people traditionally -

tend to book ‘their airfare
before arranging any other
part of their vacation. -

“Most customers do their
arrangement a-la-carte, so
we’re finding that more than
half the people who come to
the Bahamas from the US
actually make their own book-
ings online,” said Ms Walkine.

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The Public is heréby advised that |, SYRETTA MOIYER DAMES

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Legal Notice

NOTICE
BLUECHIP HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation) —

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 23rd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc.; P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

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Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Ee : Notice
NOTICE |
HANDYCAP THIRTY LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is “hereby given that the above-named
Company: is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 6th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc.; P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, °

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
STRIKER GOLD LTD.

—O—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

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

dissolution of STRIKER GOLD LTD. has been com-

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) |



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GRACIOUS GLOBAL SERVICES LTD.

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

‘(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given. that..the, above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, |

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
: (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

_ NOTICE

GREY CLOSING INC.

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
DIE-BSRANT COMPANY LIMITED

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

and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my son’s name to

DERRON RICO BROWN to DERRON RICO BROWN-DAMES If }

~ | there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you

may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
- date of publication of this notice.



Legal Notice

NOTICE 7
RATNA BLESSINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is.hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 27th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, ~

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE

RUSSIAN CAMEROON INC.

mes

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Séetion 138”
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution’ of RUSSIAN CAMEROON INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has een issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. -

"ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

OIGIHAR CORP.

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

“the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

”

MARLOW WEDER CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MARLOW WEDER CORPORATION
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register,

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

JONATHAN MORRIS CONSULTING LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, the

Dissolution of JONATHAN MORRIS CONSULTING LIMITED

has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued.and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date of -

completion of the dissolution was the 29th day of December, 2008.

LIQUIDATOR



Our client a global leader in the insurance
industry is seeking the services of a:

Client Services
Manager

- The: Client Services Manager, will maintain
the day to day responsibility for ensuring the
development and maintenance of all aspects
of client services including but not limited to
customer support systems inclusive of service,
help desk, underwriting coordination, billing and
enrollment systems and internal service policy
development. The ideal. candidate should
‘possess strong leadership and communication
skills.

The Client Services Manager will report directly
to the Chief Executive Officer and serve as a
member of the management team.

Job Requirements:

¢ Minimum 3 years of customer/client services
related experience in a healthcare/medical
insurance environment

¢ Bachelor’s Degree in Business or another
related discipline

* Must have functional knowledge of MS Office
applications; specifically Word, PowerPoint
and Excel

¢ Previous experience providing team
leadership in a fast paced environment

¢ Must possess strong organizational and time
management skills

+ Excellent written and verbal communication
skills

All interested parties should email their resume
and salary requirements to:
perspective.hri@gmail.com.

Only those short-listed candidates

a will be contacted.

ROYAL @FIDELITY e&

: Money at Work

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

.
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Premier Real Estate

Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity oo. Note 13 (Series C) +

i D) +

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

Bahamas Supermarkets

Colina Bond Fund

Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

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

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Currént 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 pald in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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High-end real estate
prices decline 10%

FROM page 1B

per cent drop in prices from what they
should have been one year ago applied
to the high end market.

Mr Lightbourn said that for the low-
er end, generally under $500,000, the
market has held "fairly firm" and "sales
are relatively brisk”.

Mr. Lightbourn added that due to its

. Close proximity to the US, the Bahamas .

was a very popular stop-off point for

US visitors who comprise about 90 per
cent of tourist visitors. About 70 per
cent of tourists come by cruise ships
and visit many islands throughout the
archipelago.

Downturn

Since the world downturn, Mr. Light-
bourn said the country's tourism figures
have gone down somewhere - in the
region of 6-8 per cent - “which to me is

a remarkably small decrease consider-
ing all the factors.

“We have had job layoffs as have oth-
er countries, including 10 per cent of
the work force at Atlantis. Govern-
ment revenues are down.

"The long and the short of it is that
we are doing better than I personally
expected considering all the exterior
influences.

However, we will Have to wait and
see what happens down the road later
this year.’

NOTICE

NOTICE is heteby given that JOSEPH FONTAIN of
WILSON STREET OFF MARKET STREET, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for

Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization |

as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows 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 23" day of
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ILLANETTE OCTELUS of
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my daughter's name to
LAZAUN LAMONT CURRY to LAZAUN LAMONT CURRY-
DAMES If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN PHILIPPE SELDRAC
of NORTH SIDE WULFF ROAD, DIRECTLY OPPOSITE
PEARDALE ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed. statement~of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 30 day of January, 2009.to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, SYRETTA MOIYER DAMES
of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my daughter's name

to LIZANDRIA_SIDNEKA LIGHTBOURNE to LIZANDRIA

SIDNEKA LIGHTBOURNE-DAMES If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections

to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KEVIN FREDERIC of
JOE FARRINGTON ROAD, KOOL ACRES, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SAMANTHA DORSAINVIL
of CARMICHAEL ROAD, P.O. BOX N-12627, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister, responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WAVE TRADING LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions of The
International Business Companies Act 2000

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 28, 2009 when its
Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered byt the eRepias General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of as Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims. against. the above-named Company are
required on or before the 10th day of March, 2009 to send their names and ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company
or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

January 30, 2009
SHAKIRA BURROWS i rie
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY '

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HARILELA CORP. is in dissolution under the provisions of The
International Business Companies Act 2000

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 28, 2009
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 10th day of March, 2009 to send their names and ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company
or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved. :

January 30, 2009
SHAKIRA BURROWS
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ANDROMEDA HOLDING LTD. regular company registered under The
Companies Act of 1992 is in dissolution.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 29, 2009 when its
shareholders minute was submitted and registered by Registrar General.

() The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of and Terrace Wes,
Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are requested
to submit particulars of such claims and proof thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Shakira Burrows, P.O.Box N-7755, Nassau, Bahamas no later than the 12th day of
March, 2009 after which the books will be closed and the agsets of the company will
be distributed.

e)Notice is also given in accordance with The Companies Act that an Extraordinary
General Meeting of the above named company will be held at the offices of Helvetic
Management Services Ltd., 2nd Terrace West Centreville on the 29th day of January
at 10:00 0’ clock in the forenoon for purpose of having an account laid before them
showing the manner in which the winding up has been conducted and the
property of the company disposed of hearing any explanation that may be given by the
Liquidators, and also of determining by Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
the books, account and documents of the company and of the Liquidator, shall be
disposed of.

J amuary 30, 2009
SHAKIRA BURROWS
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 7B



Ce eS. cc
Tourism initiative to ‘fully

engage’ all Bahamians

m@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

THE MINISTRY of Tourism
is hoping to become a.com-
pletely transparent department
with the launch of its newest
‘initiative called the “Tourism
Today Network” (TTN), which
cost a nominal $50,000-$60,000
to launch.

Vernice Walkine, the Min-
istry’s director-general, said
much of the ground work had
been in place for the launch of
the TTN, which kept star-tup
costs relatively low and allowed
the Ministry to be expedient in
unveiling the product.

She said the TTN was

designed to get more Bahami-.

ans on board with the tourism
sector, and provide them with
greater access to current infor-
mation about what is going on
in the industry, the activities in
the Ministry of Tourism, all of
its promotional activities, how
they were performing, and how
the Bahamas was performing
compared its closest competi-
tors, plus job opportunities
within the industry.

“Tt is important for us to
make sure that the Bahamian
people are fully aware of every-
thing that the. Ministry of
Tourism and the private sector
in the tourism industry does
every day to encourage people
to come to the islands of The
Bahamas, because that’s then
how they understand what they
have to do in order to ensure

that the visitor has a positive -

experience,” said Ms Walkine.

“Tt is clear to us that the most
effective way to communicate
with people today is the online

media. That is ‘true for our cus- .

tomers, and that is increasingly
true for Bahamians, so tourism-
today.com is just one compo-
nent of the Tourism Today Net-
work.”

. Ms Walkine spoke at a ques-
tion and answer forum, hosted
by Tribune News Network

tadio anchor Jessica Robertsonj?


FOCUS ON TOURISM: Pictured, left to right, are tourism conference
hosts Gabriella Fraser, Juan McCartney, David Johnson, deputy director

Of General, MOTA, and Robert “Sandy” Sands, president, Bahamas Hotel

Association and Vice President, Baha Mar.

terday. And it was not without
technical difficulties, but pro-
ducers of the show, which fea-
tured prominent Bahamian
tourism figures and business
persons, worked out the kinks
as they came.

The Tourism Today Network
bundle of services is to include
the website tourismtoday.com,

the previously running televi-

sion show “Tourism Today”, a
new radio show and print vari-

_ ous print media.

Ms Walkine said she hopes
Bahamians will embrace TTN
and realize their investment in
the government-sponsored
tourism agency has been money
well spent.

“It’s important for the
Bahamian public to understand

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 2000
AXIS-IND LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) Axis-IND Ltd is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the Intemational Business

Companies Act, 2000.

(b) + The dissolution of the said company commenced on
January 27", 2009 when the Articles-of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said: company is Shareece E. Scott,
Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, Deltec House, Lyford'Cay,
_ P.O. Box N-3229, Nassau, Bahamas.

‘

Shareece E. Scott

which was.streamed liveron the oo fs.e) Hee wry

new.tourismtoday.com site yes-

Liquidator _



Effective February 3rd2009, The Bridge Authority will eliminate
tokens as a part of our cash collection process. This change will
better assist all patrons utilizing the western bridge in accessing

Paradise Island. To improve traffic flow, we are phasing out the
coin machines and converting to a coinless toll collection system.

All ‘Transponder and Smartcard device customers will continue

to Operate as usual.

To significantly reduce the waiting time and ensure a continuous.
smooth flow of traffic, the following measures will be

implemented:

(1) Toll operators i in Danes 1, 2 and 3 will have change for
small bills ONLY. You are required to have Exact Toll.

—(Q)

- Only Lanes 1, 2, and 3.

3)

a cashless Lane.

(4)

transponder ora ana Card.

Simarecard users will no longer have access to Lane 4;

All PI: Residents and other transponder users are
encouraged to use the designated Lane. 4 which remains

Frequent patrons are encouraged to apply for a

During this transitional process, installation and testing will be
implemented Lane by Lane which may result in lane down-time.
However, as far as practical, all traffic lanes will be fully
operational during peak traffic hours (6am to 9am and 3pm to

~ 6 pm).

We thank you for your cooperation and patience and apologize
for any inconvenience caused during this time.

what ‘It’s better in the
Bahamas’ means,” she said.
“Bahamians will get a better
appreciation of the impact that
they.can have in ensuring that

' their investment is paid off.

“We have-the obligation and
the opportunity to say here
what’s being done to drive busi-
ness to the Bahamas, and here
is what you need to do to ensure
that these people who make the
decision to come, have made
the right decision, so that they
can in fact leave here saying ‘It’s

better in the Bahamas’, because ©

we would have given them the
kind of experience that exceeds
their expectations. The network
is intended to allow us to have
Bahamians become more
engaged.”



PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that, SYRETTAMOIYER DAMES of
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my son's name to DARREN
RICARDO BROWN to DARREN RICARDO BROWN-DAMES If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you .
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742; Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that BERNADETTE JOSEPH of
MOUNT ROYAL AVENUE, P.O. BOX N-805, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30" day of |
January, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.













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3 Commercial Building
Known as Lees Carpet pulging Panis treet, Nassau

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Gross Floor Area
11,278 sq. ft.

Site Area ~
18, 756 sq. ft.

Located in the
Vicinity of —
Harbour Bay —
Shopping Centre

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management,

P.O. Box N-7518,
Nassau, The Bahamas —

to reach us on or before February 12, 2009
... For further information, BEE: contact: 356- 1608; 356- I 685 or 502-0929



Bahamas Association of Compliance
Officer’ s Annual General Meeting &
| Election of Officers

The Annual General Meeting of the Bahamas

Association

of Compliance Officers will

be held on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at
5:30pm at the British Colonial Hilton. Only
financial members will be allowed to vote.

A new Executive Committee for 2009 i 1S

to be elected:

President

Vice President

Executive Vice President

Secretary

Assistant Secretary

Treasurer

| Public Relations Committee
Education Committee
Membership Committee

If you have not paid your 2008 membership,
please do so on or before the AGM. |


PAGE 8B, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



Ocean energy supplier pledges:
‘Bigger bank for investment buck’

FROM page 1B

“We’re excited about this
opportunity,” Mr Jackson told
Tribune Business in relation
to the Bahamas. “I think
there’s tremendous potential.
There’s a tremendous need
there, and we feel OTEC can

bring more return for your’

investment, a bigger bang for
your buck.”

OTEC is an energy tech-
nology that converts solar
radiation to electric power by
using.what is called the
ocean's natural thermal gra-
dient - the fact that the ocean's

layers of water have different
temperatures. The Tongue of

the Ocean between Andros |

and New Providence has long
been seen as an ideal location
for this.

As long as the temperature
between the warm surface
water and the cold deep water
differs by about 20°C , an
OTEC system can produce a
significant amount of power.

OTEC energy systems not
only produce electricity, but
also fresh water for reverse
osmosis plants, nutrient-rich
cold water that can be har-
nessed for mariculture and
aquaculture developments,

and chilled water that could
be used for eel agri-
culture.

Renewable

Mr Jackson said all these
potential water use spin-offs
from an OTEC power supply

’ meant this renewable energy

form had a substantial “base
load” that was available in
abundant supply, “24/7”, and
constantly renewable.

_ OCEES International was
working with the US Navy to
take its OTEC product to a

wider commercial level, Mr |

Jackson said, saying it was

“very competitive with exist- .

ing costs for kilowatt hours”.
He added that the size of
the potential OTEC facility

they would build in the.

Bahamas, and the amount of
electricity it would produce,

. would depend on whatever

agreement was reached with
BEC. OCEES International
was the only OTEC energy
supplier to make it through to
the second round of BEC’s
search for renewable energy
suppliers.

The others were:

Bahamas Renewable

Energy Corporation

Wind/Solar

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MENKAR LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
| dissolution of MENKAR LIMITED 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
JONAAL TRADING LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is. hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which, commenced
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FRANKSTON INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.

—4—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the lnterniational Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of FRANKSTON INVESTMENTS PTE.
LID. 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
ZOULINE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 6th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
‘is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N- 7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
RIPTIDE CURRENT LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HALLSCOMBE
INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 8th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. ne. P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SULMONA LASCO LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced’
on the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ADDEISH LIMITED

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

7 Energy Consortium
Bahamas Renewable Waste to Energy
Energy Resources _@
Waste to Energy ‘GPEC Global Inc. + Ener-
° gy Solutions Bahamas
Cambridge Development, Waste to Energy

Inc. : °

Waste to Energy Norwin America LLC
e a Wind

Enfinity °

Solar/PV Plasco Energy

. Waste to Energy
Exuma Waste Management °

Waste to Energy Protocol Energy

eo. International

GA Solar Wind/Solar

Solar/PV e

e , Smart power
GGEC-Globally Green Waste to Energy

Legal Notice

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL
SHIPPING SERVICES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, |

‘Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SCATTERGUN LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that. the.-above-named

. Company jis in dissolution, which commenced

on the 9th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. ine: P06; Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas. ©

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

' Legal Notice

NOTICE
KEEGAN VENTURES LIMITED

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

and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ASSETS CONNECTION
WORLDWIDE INC.

— $y —

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


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 9B



Car sectot’s ‘worst year

FROM page one

Adding that the auto dealer
industry was focused on sur-
viving the current economic
downturn without incurring
any lay-offs, Mr Lowe told
Tribune Business on 2008:
“We’ve not seen years like
that in a long time - in a
decade, looking back at the

numbers. 2007 was the peak

in the last decade.”

Going forward, he added:
“Basically, the consensus
seems to be more of the same

for 2009. If we can all stay at:

the level we’re at, we'll be
confident we can survive. We
don’t want to get into a posi-
tion where we have to lay peo-
ple off. Near-term is not look-

ing bright, but people will still
need cars.’

Demand for new vehicles
among Bahamian consumers
would still exist, albeit on a
smaller scale, due to the need
to replace worn and broken
down cars.

Imports

Mr Lowe said that new car

dealers were not the only ones.

feeling the economic pinch, as
had seen. figures indicating
used car imports coming into
the Bahamas, especially
Japanese-made vehicles, had
also fallen off considerably in
numbers over recent months.

“It would appear that we’re

‘all in the same boat,” Mr

Lowe said. “There don’t
appear to be many bright
spots.

“But we'll weather the
storm. We’ll hopefully start to
see some pick-up at the end
of the second quarter, but that
depends on the world econo-

y.”

' The BMDA has seven
members, each selling a num-
ber of franchises, meaning
they supply several different
car models to the Bahamian
market. :
Tribune Business was told

that, industry-wide, new .car

sales were down against 2007
comparatives by 54.89 per
cent for the months of Decem-
ber.

A review of this newspa-

per’s files confirmed that the
rate of decline in new car sales
had increased through 2008,
with November producing an
even greater 57.6 per cent
drop. For September 2008,
new car sales were down by
24.6 per cent, and in October
by 33.23 per cent.

Talks

Mr Lowe said there had
been talks at his own firm,

Nassau.Motor Company+

(NMC), about. “how we can
shore up our end ourselves,
and look at a number of
improvements, improving cus-
tomer sérvice, and go in a pos-
itive direction.

“The last thing anyone

wants to do is lay anyone off.

We’re not at.the low end of .

the spectrum either, as far as
pay and benefits.”

With sales down, Mr Lowe
said Bahamian new car deal-

‘ers would have inventory in

stock for longer, meaning they
would cut down on order vol-
umes, resulting in fewer cars
coming into the Bahamas.

As a result, the “Govern-
ment’s revenues are going to
continue to shrink, at least
from the auto sector”.

Under the new Excise Tax
structure, the tax rates levied
on vehicle imports are:

- 55 per cent - autos prices
between $0-$9,999

60 per cent - autos prices
between $10,000-$19,999

for a decade’

75 per cent - autos priced
between $20,000-$25,000 .

85 per cent - autos priced at
$25,000 and upwards

‘And the reduction in tax
revenues from having fewer
vehicle imports does not

. include the oil-related and
~ gasoline products the vehicles

run on, as the decline in glob-
al oil prices has also resulted
in a decline in government
revenues from this source - at

_ atime when the Public Trea-

sury can least afford this.
“There’s one good thing,”
Mr Lowe said.
“People are still buying.

‘Maybe the consumer has
‘become a lot more conscious

on what they’re buying.”

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CRANBERYANNE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby. given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
_(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PAINTFLASH CORP.
~ (In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 't0th day of hédember 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc.,.P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
_LEBARON >
INVESTMENTS LTD.

(in volunay Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given “that the above-named ©

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator

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

Baharia:

ARGOSA CORP. INC. ©
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

MAXITREAT GLOBAL LTD.

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

EMIVAL LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

| ‘Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 16th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. -
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

UPTOWN HEIGHTS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Conipatiies Act 2000, the | °
"dissolution of UPTOWN HEIGHTS INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
. (Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LESOTHO
INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa oe Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Panne

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE.

ENTERPRISE SENSEI LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ENTERPRISE SENSEI 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
COLDPLAY GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in. dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757. Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE |
ASHFORD VENTURES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) -

Notice is hereby given that the above- hand

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

| Bahamas.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) -

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ANILLO SLOPES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

“Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 7th day of January 2009. The Liquidator.
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BLASSI JUNIV INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of BLASSI JUNIV INC. has been completed,

' a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) ’


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~ East dealer.

Neither side vulnerable.

NORTH
@K86
VA65
@K73
PAK 92
WEST EAST
#1094 . #732
¥Q103 ¥9872
@AJ82 #10954
&764 #105
SOUTH
AQIS
Â¥KI4
@Q6
&QT83
The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 1 NT Pass 6 NT

Opening lead — ten of spades.

Assume you’re declarer at six
notrump and West leads the ten of
spades. How would you play the
hand?

You can count 11 sure. tricks at
the outset.— four spades, four clubs,
two hearts and the king or queén of
diamonds. To make the slam, you
need to score a trick with the jack of
hearts, and the best way to do this
would seem to be to finesse East for
the queen. In the actual case, though,
the finesse would fail, and you’d go
down.

When the deal occurred, South
found the notion of entrusting the

Chalk One Up for Declarer







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outcome to a simple finesse to be dis-
tasteful, so he sought a way to
improve on his chances and wound
up making the slam.

After taking the first spade with’
the queen, he immediately: led a dia-
mond -toward the king. West could
not afford to take his.ace without
establishing declarer’s 12th trick, so
he let the king win. South then
cashed all his spades and clubs, com-
ing down to the K-J-4 of hearts and
queen of diamonds in his hand oppo-
site dummy’s A-6-5 of hearts and
seven. of diamonds.

West, meanwhile, had elected to
hang on to the Q-10-3 of hearts and
ace of diamonds, discarding the dia-
mond jack on the last club. Reading
the situation perfectly, declarer now
led the diamond queen, forcing West
to win with the ace and return a heart,
which handed South the slam.

It’s true that West could (and
should) have given declarer a far
more difficult problem by discarding
a heart rather than a diamond on the
last club. South would then have had
to cash the A-K of hearts, dropping
West’s queen, to make the slam, cer-
tainly no easy task without pecking.

But what West could or should
have done is not really the point. By
playing as he did, declarer gave him-
self an extra chance, and in the end it
yielded a dividend worth about 1,000
points.

Tomorrow: Bidding quiz.
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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009, PAGE 11B





FROM page 1B

Promising that witnesses
coming forward would be given
anonymity and confidentiality,
Mr Laing, referring to Tribune
Business’s article, said: “If an
anonymous businessman like
that would have the courage to
come forward and provide us
with the information he knows,
we could prosecute.”

He added that witnesses pro-
viding testimony, and support-
ing documents to support their
allegations, were “part and par-
cel of dealing with these mat-
ters, but we don’t have people
willing to come forward and
provide the necessary informa-
tion.

“That’s the absolute, only
way for there to be progress in
dealing with such matters.
There has to be evidence in sup-
port of any allegations that can



“If they’re
not willing to
deal with the -
loopholes, for
me that’s the
biggest thing,
being able to
shut those |
down.”



then be passed on to the police
and the proper authorities.”
The Bahamian businessman,
in talking to Tribune Business,
had argued that the recent Cus-
toms Department restructuring
showed the Government lacked

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“backbone” to tackle the root
revenue leakage causes - the
use by Bahamian companies of
phoney invoices and under-
invoicing, plus their own whol-
ly-owned US ‘shell companies’,
to cheat the Government and
honest taxpayers of millions of
dollars per year.

However, Mr Laing said that
in calling for the Government to
show “backbone”, the busi-
nessman and others like him
also needed to “have the

courage to come forward”.

The minister added: “If they
want to come forward quietly
and provide me and the others
with what they have in confi-
dence, they can do so, but we
have to have the evidence.
There have been persons that
have done that [in the past], and
steps have been taken in respect

of that.”

In the specific case of the

businessman quoted in Tribune
Business, Mr Laing said: “He
has information to help us
address this, but does not seem
to be willing to come forward.

“Otherwise, he’s really mak-
ing an accusation that has no
bearing in law.

“The Government has to
operate within the law of the

land. It can’t do things because .

someone’s in the newspapers
saying this and that is happen-
ing.”

Evaded -

In an article in Wednesday’s
Tribune Business section, the

’ businessman said he knew of

companies that successfully
evaded tax payments worth
between $3.5-$6 million per
year.

On the restructuring, he
added: “It’s. sending the busi-

Minister in plea for tax evasion witnesses to ‘come forward’

nesspeople involved in this a
clear message that the Govern-

‘ment is not concerned in deal-

ing with this and holding people
accountable, so they’re going to
continue, in their own, bold
way, to do what they’re doing.
“Tf they’re not willing to deal
with the loopholes, for me that’s
the biggest thing, being able to
shut those down. ~*
“Even if they don’t prosecute,
it will give me a fair and level
playing field, and I can compete
legitimately against guys who

have been undercutting me for -

years.
“That’s the biggest thing for
me — close the flipping loop-
holes.

“The real essence is to shut
those loopholes a quickly and
effectively as possible - to choke
off the easy access to US cur-
rency.”

The businessman told Tri-



bune Business that the eco-
nomic environment he was fac-
ing was “deteriorating quickly”,
with sales dropping due to the
“fear factor” surrounding jobs
and incomes that was making
Bahamian consumers “pull
back” on spending.

Discounts were now the
order of the day to keep cus-
tomers coming into stores and
holding sales at acceptable ley-
els, meaning retailers were hav-
ing to sacrifice margins.

“If we don’t: deal with this
soon, you’re going to see legiti-
mate, honest, tax-paying busi-
nesses close down because they
can’t survive.

“A friend of mine, who had
multiple businesses, had to shut
down, and | guarantee that was
largely due to the ability of
competitors to evade taxes,” the
businessman said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
PRZEWALSKI HOLDINGS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

on the 12th day of January 2009. The Liquidator »

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
_ INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC.

NStge 1S Hereby givertthtit ih NCCOHEAS With SeattONISS

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RESEARCH

INSTITUTE INC. has been completed; a Certificate of

Dissolution has. been issued and the Company has there-

fore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice -

NOTICE
SANDILANDSVILLE CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
EMAN STAR LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 29th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

. Legal Notice

NOTICE

LEGACY INT’L LTD.

ssa

a

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Register

ARGOSA CORP. INC. °
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

JEREZ INC.

“Notice is herebysgiven that in accordance with Section. 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of JEREZ INC. has been completed; a Certifi-
cate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has

therefore been struck off the Register. .

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE
POSH SALOON INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 4th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE |
INDY ROSE HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 5th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGQSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GOLDEN SOLITAIRE LTD.

scram sete

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 |
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the |
dissolution of GOLDEN SOLITAIRE LID. 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

NIEVA INDUSTRIES LD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named 4

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on}
the 1st day of Décember 2008. The Liquidator —
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BIKANER CORPORATION

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

| onthe 26th day of January 2009. The Liquidator

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
APPARATIO
MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 29th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is. Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




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