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The Tribune
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Volume: 105 No.61

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BAHAMAS EDITION

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009



Your times too high

The nation is well off
standards that are deemed
acceptable internationally

Hi By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff ,
Reporter
alowe@
tribunemedia.net
WITH a murder rate

more than four times that :

which is deemed accept-
able by international stan-
dards, the Bahamas “still
has a lot of work to do” in
its fight against crime, said

Minister of National Secu- |

rity.
According to Minister Tommy

Turnquest, internationally “it is

considered that murders should

not occur at a rate greater than 5

per 100,000.” He said The

Bahamas’ rate stands at 22 per

100,000. Meanwhile, calculations’:

based on last year’s murder rate

done by The Tribune — 300,000'

divided by 72 — place it at 24.

Mr Turnquest made his obser-
vation in the House of Assembly
yesterday as he tabled the nation-
al crime statistics for both reported
and detected crimes for the period
2007 to 2008. .



Tommy Turnquest

een Despite The. Bahamas’

poor standing interna-
tionally as it relates to cer-
{ tain crimes, such as mur-
der, according to these lat-
est figures there is some
‘reason for optimism. —
Compiled. by the
| police’s Research and
- Planning Unit, the statis-
' tics show there were sig-
nificantly fewer reports of
six out of nine types of
crimes against the person,
including murder, last year than in
the previous year.

There was also an improvement
in the detection rate of all such
crimes, except for murder, of which
there’ were 72 in 2008 and 78 in
2007.

Crime “detection”, according to
Commissioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson, means that. the matter
has been “solved” as far as police
are concerned with a suspect
arrested, charged and prougnt
‘before the courts.

Responding to the slippage j in

SEE page eight

Man shot in Kemp Road area

A MAN was shot in the leg while i in the Kemp Road area after

3pm yesterday.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for his i injuries.
Police were unable to conirnt the man’s identity before The

Tribune went to press:

Police press liaison officer Walter Evans said: “The circum-



HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex,
speaks to two of the Gold Award recipiénts yesterday at
Government House yesterday.

By ALEX MISSICK |
Tribune Staff Reporter

HIS Royal Highness, Prince Edward, the Eatl of Wes+
sex, congratulated the 43 recipients of the Gold Awards yes-
terday at the Governor General Youth Award programme
(GGYA) ceremony held:at Government House.

Prince Bdward said he hopes that when the récipients

SEE page eight

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Woman is knocked
from her motorcycle
in truck collision

Pair suspected of
eating iguanas to
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Dr Michael Darville
on shortlist to replace
‘Pleasant Bridgewater

“Christie tight-lipped
on others considered

| @ By TANEKA.

| THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@
tribunemedia.net

DR Michael Darville is
one of several candidates
shortlisted to replace former
Senator Pleasant Bridgewa-
ter in the Upper Chamber,
Opposition Leader Perry
Christie told The Tribune
yesterday.

Mr Christie said his choice -

for the senate replacement
has been made but he
remained tight-lipped on
disclosing the selection or
the names of others consid-
ered, saying he did not want
to; preempt his impending
formal announcement.

On Monday, Mr Christie
told The Tribune that he

would be revealing his rec- .

ommendation for Ms
Bridgewater's replacement

this week — as early as yes- _

terday. But when asked yes-
terday to reveal the choice,
Mr Christie said he intends
to meet with his colleagues
from Parliament to discuss
his decision before making
an announcement, adding
that he has not spoken to
any of the prospective can-
|. didates.

He would not faveal when |°
this formal announcement |°.
will be made, only promising |:

jt will be soon.

"Obviously I have |
engaged in a process where
we shortlisted people. We |:
identified them, we received |*
some information that we

. heed — it's only a question |:
- now of when we announce

(the new senator)," said Mr

-Christie yesterday, speaking

outside the House of |:
Assembly before yesterday's |”
morning session.

He would not confirm or
deny if Dr Darville had
received the seal of approval
to replace Ms Bridgewater:
"I'm not able to say — I
know certainly he is one of
those who is being consid-

‘ered.."

The new senator will be a
native of Grand Bahama,
however, it is unclear
whether the replacement is a
newcomer to politics. ~

Dr Darville is a general
practitioner with a medical
practice based in pean
Bahama.

Ms Bridgewater reuined
her seat in the Senate on
January, 24 — a day after
being charged by police with

SEE page 10



Opposition raises questions
over proposed Police Force Act

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

MEMBERS of the opposition questioned the

stances surrounding the incident are unknown and an investigation
has been launched.” |


























A WOMAN was knocked from | Mf By MEGAN
her motorcycle when it collided REYNOLDS
with a truck on Robinson Road Tribune Staff Reporter
yesterday. She was rushed to hos- mreynolds@

pital with serious injuries.

Police believe the 24-year-old
driver of a red and white 650 Hon-
da.Trail motorbike was not wear-
ing a helmet as she drove west on
Robinson Road and collided with
the truck shortly after 10am.

A. 68-year-old man was driving
the white 1996 Ford F-150 truck in
the same direction as the motor-
cyclist when she tried to overtake
it as it was turning north into Mor-
ley Street. The vehicles collided.

Police press liaison officer Wal-
ter Evans said: “As a result of the
collision, the female sustained
injuries and was ‘transported to
hospital where her condition is
listed as seriously ill.

“Police do not have anything to
suggest that at the time of the acci-
dent the motorbike rider was
wearing.ahelmet.”




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Exuma magistrates court on
Tuesday charged with break-
ing the Fisheries Resources
Act and Wild Animal Pro-
tection Act.

Tourists Alexander David
Rust, 24, from Indiana, and
Vanessa Star Palm, 23, from
Illinois, were arrested in
Staniel Cay, Exuma, on
Tuesday, suspected of har-
vesting undersized conch and
capturing, killing and eating
critically endangered igua-
nas.

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of Assembly.

and woman will appear in an | °

constitutional ramifications of the proposed Police
Force Act during yesterday's session of the House

Former Attorney General Alfred Sears said
he supports "95 per cent of the Bill" except Sec-
tion 7 (2), which removes "security of the tenure
of the commissioner of police." He urged gov-
ernment to reconsider its position on this particular clause and offer
the matter for national consultation, before a Parliamentary vote.

“After a national consultation, if the consensus is that it is in the
national interest of the Bahamas to remove the constitutional secu-
rity of tenure of the (commissioner and deputy commissioner), then
the appropriate process is a formal amendment of the constitution
through two-thirds of both Houses of Parliament and (a) referen-
dum," he said.

It government disregards his suggestion and continues on "this
unconstitutional course of action," he said he will vote against the Bill.

"I believe that Section 7 of the Bill, in purporting to remove the
constitutional security of tenure of the commissioner and deputy com-
missioner of police, erodes the substance of the right of the com-
missioner and deputy commissioner not to be removed from office

SEE page 10

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Political fireworks in

the House of Assembly

PLP’s Sears and FNM’s Maynard in heated exchange

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

PLP MP Alfred Sears and
FNM MP Charles Maynard
exchanged some heated words in
the House of Assembly yester-
day during the debate on the
Police Force Bill 2009.

Mr Maynard accused Mr Sears,
MP for Fort Charlotte, of causing
a young Bahamian family to suf-
fer — stating that he had a copy of
a “bounced cheque” that the MP
had issued.

Mr Sears quickly jumped to his -

feet to defend himself.

“I am not going to sit here and

let this member derail this debate,

and engage in this scandalous

type of activity,” Mr Sears said.
As the row intensified, Deputy

. Speaker Kwasi Thompson had to

rise to his feet to regain control of
the House. He then allowed Mr
Maynard to continue with his
contribution. ,

Apologised

Mr Maynard apologised for the
row, saying he did not come to
House to be confrontational, but
that Mr Sears persisted in pro-
voking him. He then repeated
that Mr Sears “has somebody
who is a sraall businessman now
hurting waiting for payment.”

This again brought Mr Sears
to his feet.

He said: “Mr deputy, this is

. what is so sad about this country.

This is a serious national event
and I must sit here and be sub-

‘jected to these personal innuen-

does and this personal attack.

idan

FNM MP Charles Maynard speaks
in the House yesterday.

How is this relevant to the

debate?”

The deputy speaker called for
order and allowed Mr Maynard
to continue. The MP again went

- on the offensive against Mr Sears,

also attacking the opposition’s
stance on the bill. Speaking of Mr
Sears, he added: “Mr deputy
speaker, he can challenge my
‘intelligence as much as he wants.
I don’t think I can ever be as
smart as he is. The experiences
that he has had in his life, thank
God I did not have. That’s all I
have to say. I don’t want to be as
smart as you. The things you have
learned I don’t want. to know.

Now you take that.”

Someone from the opposition
side could be heard to say: “God
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Last year at this time | was diagnosed with Acute
Promyelocytic Leukemia. | have been through a journey
no child should go through. _| always had great health and
was active in equestrian riding, soccer and dance until last
year. | began to feel tired, sick, lost my appetite. My joints
began to hurt. | had ongoing mouth infections from my
braces. My orthodontist office said | wasn’t brushing my
teeth properly, how wrong was he! My mom took me to the
doctor who thought my symptoms were from my mouth
infections. | then came back from a school field trip and
developed cellulites in my thigh from a bug bite. My mom
again took me to the doctor who agreed with my mom that

| needed a blood test as they thought | was getting too run -

down. The results from that test changed my life. | had very
low hemoglobin, platelets and white blood cells counts;
everyone was so surprised | was even walking. | immediately
was hospitalized and received two units of blood. My parents
were informed that | was receiving blood that was not
irradiated but if | didn’t receive it | may die. My parents were
told | probably had aplastic anemia but they would need to
do a bone marrow check to conclude. At this point my
parents decided to move me to another hospital as soon
as | was stable enough to fly.

Lucky forme | was able to go to Toronto, Canada to the |

Hospital for Sick Children as | am Canadian/Bahamian. This
hospital is the most amazing place with the most amazing
doctors.’ My oncologist there is Dr. Sarah Alexander and
she saved my life. The night | landed.! was diagnosed based
on my blood that | had APML which was later supported by
a bone marrow aspirate. Over the next six months there
were times | felt so weak | could hardly get out of bed; | was
so nauseous and had so many mouth sores because | had
mucucitious from the chemo. | lost my hair. | had more
procedures and blood tests. | had lumbar punctures where
they inserted medicine into my ae to make sure the cancer
was not in my spinal fluid and sometimes had the worst
headaches afterwards! | asked God many times why me....I

_ missed my school, my friends, my horse, my dogs, why
me..... | just wanted to get better and come back to the
Bahamas. You know what...with my doctor's help | did just
that. She got me through my protocol and made sure | was
well enough to come back and begin school with all my
friends in Septémber. The day | stepped on the plane to
come back home was one of the best days of my life. | will
forever appreciate all her efforts and everyone's at Sick Kids
Hospital.

Through it all | had the best support from all my family who
took good care of me both in and out of the hospital. My
mom never left my side and my aunt (a retired pediatric
nurse) was with me along with the rest of my family in Canada
(my brother, father, uncle’s, aunts, my grandmother, ) always
visited me and called everyday when | was in the hospital.
My cousin even cut her hair from long to short when | lost
mine. My Dad flew back and forth from Nassau. My friends
in Nassau always kept in touch with me and | received so
many gifts!! | am very blessed to have such great family and
friends who supported me through a very, very dark time.

Cancer affects everyone in a family. My brother had to leave
school, his basebail and soccer teams and came up north

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with me; my mom took six months off work. The community
here was so great in supporting me and my family. Mrs.
Ranson from Nicole’s Butterfly Kisses called and sent me
presents. My mom’s boss, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Tomlinson
and his sister Ms. Elodie Sandford, always called offering
to us their places in Toronto for my Dad and brother to stay
in and: for me when | first left-the hospital. Even Mr.
Tomlinson’s sons’ Geoff and Chris called, came to see me
and brought me gifts. My mom's co-workers, Mr. Adrian
Edgecombe and Mr. Jeremy Morris, covered for her at work
which made took a lot of stress off of my mom. Teachers
from my school, St. Andrew's, always called and emailed
me. They have been so supportive since | came back.

| feel so much better now!! | am back riding three times a
week and playing soccer twice a week for the school and
once on the weekend for my team the Insurance Management
Bears. My oncologist does not think my cancer will return
which | thank God everyday for healing me. | am so thankful
for being healthy and totally excited about life!! | am a better
person now for all that | have been through.

My leukemia is rare and sadly it was missed in my blood

twice here in Nassau. My parents made a quick decision
to fly me north but what would have happened if they were
unable to do that? | want to ensure all kids with cancer
have the same opportunity to receive good health care here
in the Bahamas like | received in Canada. That is everyone’s
right. No one should die, especially a child because they
are diagnosed incorrectly, cannot afford to receive the needed
medicine or the necessary equipment is not on the island.

Now that | am better | am actively involved with Nicole’s
Butterfly Kisses as it is my turn to help. When I was ill Nicole’s
Butterfly Kisses along with my soccer league, the Insurance
Management Bears, organized a soccer tournament to help
raise funds to assist with my medical expenses. | will always
be so thankful to them. They demonstrated how a community
should be. Helping/supporting when you are in that dark
place.

Every year Nicole’s Butterfly Kisses raise funds to help kids
with cancer here in the Bahamas. This year we are combining
efforts with Dairy Queen. 50% of all blizzard sales sold on
Saturday, February 7th and 50% of all proceeds from the
coupons sold will be donated to Nicole's Butterfly Kisses.
You can also purchase Nicole's Butterfly Kisses t-shirts to
wear on Feb.7th. This year a portion of the proceeds will go
to help a little girl from Harbour Island that just had a brain
tumor removed and the rest will go to assist in supporting
other kids suffering from this horrible disease and purchasing
needed equipment. [am asking all to please purchase a
coupon for a Blizzard or come in on Saturday, February 7th
and purchase one. | will be there serving at Harbour Bay
on that day along with others who support this worthy cause.
As good citizens it is our duty to do our part to help others
in need;,please support this worthy cause organized by
Nicole's Butterfly Kisses and Dairy Queen. | feel my future
: pian now, help us make other children’s’ futures just as
right!

Thank you in advance, Hailey.

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In brief

US tourist
fined $75,000
for fake credit
card scheme

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

_AN American tourist convict-
ed in a fake credit card scheme
was fined $75,000 by a magis- |
trate yesterday.

William Martinez, 24, of
Queens, New York, pleaded
guilty to 39 counts of fraud last
week.

Martinez has been charged
with committing forgery, utter-
ing a false document and fraud
by false pretences. He had
admitted to using forged Visa
credit cards to defraud the
Atlantis Resort and Casino of
$44,500 in cash.

He also admitted.to using the
forged credit cards to make pur-
chases from the Gucci Store at
Atlantis, Paradise Island on Jane
uary 24.

Martinez, who was represent-
ed by attorney Bernard Fergu-
son, yesterday appeared before
Magistrate Derrence Rolle in
Court 5, Bank Lane, where he
apologised for-his actions, stat-
ing that he had learned his les-
son.

His co-accused Imran Khan,
20, and Carlos Plaza,:23, also of
New York, pleaded not guilty to
the fraud charges during their
arraignment last week, but
pleaded guilty yesterday to
charges of receiving.

Plaza, who was also repre-
sented by Mr Ferguson, pleaded
guilty to receiving $14,381 cash
from Atlantis, knowing that it
had been acquired unlawfully.

He claimed that he is
employed with former Texas
Senator Phil Graham and also
apologised for his actions, stat-
ing that he had acted out of
character.

Khan, who was represented
by.attorney Mark Rolle, plead-
ed guilty to receiving $7,660
cash.

Khan also told the court that
he was sorry for what he had
done; stating that he is a college
student and has a three-year-old
daughter to support.

Inspector Don Bannister, the

prosecutor in this case, told ee ie

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courtithat police] had seized: .
$30,721 from the three men.

He told the court that $13,779
is still unaccounted for.

Magistrate Rolle fined Mar-
tinez $75,000. Failure to pay the
fine will result in-a term of five
years in prison. Plaza and Khan
were both fined $25,000. If they
fail to pay their fine they will
have to serve a term of two
years imprisonment.

The case was adjourned to
February 16. The magistrate
ordered that the men be deport-
ed at their own expense after
their fines are paid.

Pair jailed for
housebreaking
and stealing

TWO men will serve 11 and
12 year prison sentences after
being convicted of housebreak-
ing and stealing.

Henley Claridge, 21, ie
-Masons Addition and Teiko
Burrows, 22, of Quarry Mission
Road, were both convicted on
Tuesday on three counts of

housebreaking and one of steal-
ing after pleading guilty to the
charges.

Claridge was also convicted
on an additional count of house-
breaking and an additional
count of stealing.

Court dockets alleged that
between December 16, 2008 and
January 29 of this year, the
accused men broke into the
homes of Garvin Deveaux and
Stephanie Saunders on Minus
Street and the homes of Glenda
Laroda and Elvis Knowles on
Roslyn Street.

They were also charged with
stealing video games and elec-
tronic appliances.

The two men were arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five, Bank Lane.

Claridge was sentenced to
five years in prison on two
counts of housebreaking and a
consecutive five year term on
another housebreaking charge.
He was also sentenced to two
years in prison on separate
counts of stealing. |

Burrows was sentenced to a
total of 11 years in prison. He
was sentenced to five years
imprisonment on two counts of
housebreaking and a consecu-
tive five year term on another
housebreaking charge. He was
also sentenced to a year impris-
onment on a stealing charge.

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PROPOSED REPEAL OF POLICE SERVICE ACT, POLICE ACT

Turnquest explains move to
make key changes to Police

M Bill seeks to set up complaints inspectorate

Mi Bid to limit terms of

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

NATIONAL Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest moved the
second reading of a Bill for an
Act to repeal the Police Service

Act and the Police Act by‘estab--

lishing new provisions with ref-
erence to the “constitution,
organisation functions and pow-
ers” of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force in the House of Assembly
yesterday.

This bill, which seeks to.estab-
lish a police complaints inspec-
torate and limit the terms of both
the Commissioner and Deputy
Commissioner of Police, will
repeal the 1965 Police Act and
the Police Force Act of 2007.

Mr Turnquest remarked that
the Police Service Act 2007,
which was passed into law on
April 3, 2007, but never brought
into force, has its genesis in early
2000 as an initiative of the for-
mer Free National Movement
government. Therefore, the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force contin-
ued to be governed by the 44-
year-old 1965 Police Act.

The previous FNM govern-
ment in 1999, he said, engaged
the services of CDR Internation-
al, a United Kingdom based. com-
pany to provide a comprehensive
review of the RBPF.

The Report addressed a wide
range of matters relating to the
mandate, role and functioning of
the RBPF, Mr Turnquest said,
that had to be addressed to
‘change the outlook of the Police
Force. “The Bill has retained the
word, ‘Force’ instead of ‘Service’
in the nomenclature of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force. In a coun-
try such as ours, without tradi-
tional standing armed forces, the
paramilitary functions the Police
Force is called upon to perform,
‘including at our borders, and on
land, sea and in the air, gives
cause to retain the existing ‘Police

. Force’ nomenclature,” he said.

Mr Turnquest added that with




Tommy Turnquest

the retention of the word “Force”
this speaks to his earlier point
about certainty as Bahamians
from Grand Bahama to Inagua
are familiar with their “Royal
Bahamas Police Force.”

“They know what it is, and they
know what it does. A critical con-
cept we have introduced into the
Bill concerns term limits for the
Commissioner and Deputy Com-
missioner of Police. The proposed
contractual term can be upwards
of five years, and is renewable for
a period not to exceed 10 years,”
he said.

This provision, Mr Turnquest
said, is in no way incompatible
with the Constitution of the
Bahamas, as it has precedence in
other Commonwealth countries.

“Tf the. ‘succession. by promo-
tion’ rule is followed, and if per-
mitted to serve until age 65 years,
it 'is quite possible that_a Com-
missioner or Deputy Commis-
sioner of Police could serve for
15-20 years. It is our firm posi-
tion that these two important
offices should not be so open-
ended. As the adage goes, ‘Lead-
ership is not a position, it is
action’. In this instance, it will be
action with a timeline. Commis-
sioners of Police and Deputy
Commissioners of Police must do
more than identify themselves by
the office they hold.

“With fixed terms for the
Offices of Commissioner and

_Deputy Commissioner, young

Police Officers may realistically



Commissioner and Deputy

aspire to filling one of these two
top spots, as longevity in office is

no longer a condition of service.”

Auxiliary Police Officers have
also been excluded from this Bill,
Mr Turnquest said, which is a fun-
damental departure from the
2007 Act. “Creating another cat-
egory of Police Officers at this
juncture was deemed to be as

confusing for Bahamians as cre: .

ating a ‘Police Service’,” Mr

Turnquest said. The Bill also ©

deals with compulsory retirement
from the Police Force where it
outlines that it shall be lawful for
the Commissioner of Police to
require a police officer to retire
from the Service “at any time
after he attains the age of fifty
years, or “with the approval of
the Minister, at any time after he
attains the age of 45 years.”

The Bill also stipulates that a
Police Officer should retire after
rendering 40 years of service or
upon attaining the age of 60 years,
whichever comes first. A Police
Officer of the rank of Assistant
Commissioner may be required
to retire any time after attaining
the age of 55 and officers serving
in ranks from Inspector to Assis-
tant Commissioner may also be
required to retire from the Police
Force at age 55 years.

Noting that the Acting Com-’

missioner of Police alone is the
only officer over the age of 60
years, he is still under the age of
65 years. “The retention of these |
persons at this time has much to”
do with continuity, institutional
memory and the nature of the
service they are rendering, which
at this time is critical to the effec-
tiveness of the Royal Bahamas
Police. In any event, the govern-
ment proposes to move. an
amendment to Section 94, so that
this retirement age will be
brought into force at a later date
to be determined by the Minis-
ter. We will be able to give notice
to those officers approaching the
age of 60 years certainty with

, regard to the retirement age,” he...

said.

Taxes more than double cut-rate JetBlue tickets:

lm BY MEGAN REYNOLDS
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mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

' IT SEEMS that cheap airfare
deals offered on JetBlue’s new
flights to Orlando and Ft Laud-
erdale are really too goad to be
true — as taxes more than double
the cut-rate tickets. .

The low-cost United States air-
line launched direct flights

between Orlando and Nassau this ,

week, and direct flights from Nas-
sau to Ft Lauderdale will start
next week.

Fares start at $49 one way to.

Orlando, but when you add $70 in
taxes, and find a suitable return
fare, the least expensive JetBlue
round-trip ticket works out to
around $191, just $37 less than
Bahamasair’s cheapest ticket,
which is $228 for the same jour-
ney. But travellers are not likely
to get the lowest fares, particu-

larly when travelling at weekends '

or busy vacation times.
Joy Butrows, manager of Pre-

mier Travel agent in Collins ¢

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they’re not as low as people are
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$9 or $69 flights they are adver-
tising is round-trip, but you add
up your tax and it’s not the same
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Unlike JetBlue, which requires
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And although American Air-
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rental values are “nose-diving” and properties are selling for “well |,

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In the story itself, Mr Wong is not quoted as claiming that prop-
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THE TRIBUNE

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The blood of babies
will be on your hands,
President Obama

The Tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972

Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

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Bahamas policy on interest rates

CENTRAL BANK Governor Wendy
Craigg made it clear in an interview with
Tribune Business Editor Neil Hartnell
Tuesday that the Central. Bank will not
use interest rate cuts to stimulate the econ-
omy “unless there is a development that
causes-us to change” policy. She said that
with foreign reserves at $585 million the
Bahamas has to “protect what it has.”

So far the Bahamas has enough foreign
reserves to cover about 13.4 weeks of
imports — slightly higher than the 12 weeks
recommended by the IMF. However, with
its sources of earned revenue — foreign
direct investment and tourism earnings —
in free-fall, the bank must keep a watchful
eye on its reserves.

Although the reduction of the Central
Bank’s discount rate — the rate at which it
lends to the local commercial banks — is an
option, which is reviewed monthly, it would
only be used if required by a change in the
economy, said Ms Craigg.

Many Bahamians are clamouring for
the commercial banks to reduce their
Prime Rate. However, looking through

-Central Bank’s prism such a reduction .

would spell doom for the country’s finances
as borrowers with cheaper money would
increase their imports, resulting in an
increased outflow of foreign currency at a
time when the country cannot afford it. It

was pointed out that the reduction in oil |

prices has helped preserve foreign reserves.

It has been suggested that loans be
reduced for local investors to encourage
large building projects, which would create
employment. However, if this were con-
. sidered there should be a stipulation that as
far as possible all building supplies must be

bought locally. Although in this scenario,

individuals would not be buying overseas,
local suppliers would have to increase their
inventories to satisfy the demand. This
increase by suppliers would probably affect
the outflow of reserves in the same way
that would each individual themselves pur-
chasing overseas. The Central Bank is
faced with a difficult balancing-act for
.-another year to 18 months.

“It seems we’re in it for some time to
come. It’s not.a short-term turnaround,”
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“the forecast for economic activity both

domestically and internationally makes it .

imperative that the preservation of external
reserves for the greater good remains the
prime objective.”

He pointed out that factors that impact
the US economy and money supply
respond quite differently than those affect-
ing the Bahamian economy. At the Central
Bank, he said, “they have to.be mindful
of those factors when making decisions.”

“As you are also aware,” he said, “the
US economy is still not responding to the
huge stimulus package deployed to date.
Until governments around the world are

‘made aware of ‘how the world works’ and

‘how to connect the dots’ we will remain in
this economic free-fall. To use. a popular

- phrase, ‘until they get it’ this economic cri-

sis is with us.”

-He pointed out that Bahamians did in
fact have something to be thankful for.

With his Bahamian dollar, which is on
par with the US dollar, a Bahamian can
earn on average 2.5 per cent on his sav-
ings, while an American earns less that 1
per cent on his US savings.

An American can earn ‘on average
between 3 per cent and 5 per cent on US
Treasury notes — five year term or longer
— while on.average a Bahamian can earn
more than 5.5 per cent on government reg-
istered stock.

He pointed out that even if interest rates

_ were reduced who would the banks want to

lend to and, more importantly, who could
qualify for a loan in the current economic
climate?

‘ In such an economic environment it
would be more than a banker would dare
do to relax his lending standards if he want-
ed to ensure that the bank loan would be
repaid.

The banker then asked the most impor-

‘tant question of all: “If you have doubts

about the future and the stability of your
income, would you berow Jong term
now?”

In other words we are in this for the
long haul and no one has the answers. All
of us now have to proceed into.the future
with caution.





EDITOR, The Tribune.

’ Signing of the presidential
order to fund global abortion
— the blood of hundreds of
thousands on innocent babies
is on your hands, Mr President.

The Obama Presidency is just
into its fourth day and again we
see the ‘ugliness’ of the old ugly
American syndrome appearing
with President Barak Hussein
Obama signing a Presidential
Order reversing previous Pres-
idential Orders to stop any fed-
eral funds being used to sponsor
global NGO organisations pro-
moting abortion.

_ This.is a shameful act by Pres-
ident Obama as life is a sacred
gift and not something which
any man may decide is optional
or do we have the right to deter-
mine whether this embryo lives
or is killed? Life starts at con-
ception. .

Iam not shocked as we knew
that now Vice President Joe
Biden, Madam Speaker Pelosi
and Senator Carey, Roman
Catholics, were openly sup-
portive of this position not only
with providing US taxpayers
moneys to abort pregnancies
around the world but are.in

total support of the right to an

Nitpick if you must, Ms Kelly, but

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abortion for American citizens.
During the campaign VP Biden,
Speaker Pelosi and Senator
Carey were chastised and seri-

- ously criticised by the College of

US Roman Catholic Bishops
for their position.

I am sure the Evangelical US
churches, as should be all our
Evangelical churches be also
very hurt by this decision.

A slap I suggest in the face
to all the 47 per cent of the US
electorate who voted to retain
the right to life but here we go
again with the distasteful ugly
American syndrome providing
US federal funding for abortion
in foreign countries as an instru-
ment of foreign aid.

Why was the Presidential
Order signed behind closed
doors out of the public’s eye
and the media? ~

Surely President Obama was
not ashamed?

A very sad start to what many
looked to Hope and a better
understanding of the true foun-
dation of a civil society.

The wrath now from all

Christian bodies will befall Pres-

ident Obama as his action
deserves all of it till he ratio-
nally changes this rash decision
of funding the promoting of
killing innocent babies who are
in the likeness of Christ.

Why should the world change
their attitude to the USA?
“This act continues to show no
respect to life — imagine days
ago this same man also signed a
Presidential Order banning tor-
ture but authorises and funds
to support global abortion? It
is certainly hypocrisy. Where is
the hope?

Where is the change? Presi-
dent Obama you are turning the
book backwards — Presidents
Ronald Reagan and the two
Presidents Bush had it 100 per
cent right, it is wrong that the
US will finance the killing of
the innocent.”

If you wish: to finance some-
thing finance education —
health or care for the aging.

H HUMES
Nassau,
January 24, 2009.

get your victims’ names right!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I wish to share what I thought to be an amus-
ing observation about crusading Punch Columnist,

Nicky Kelly.

Kelly, a former Tribune columnist, once again
devoting her high profile slot to pointing out the
latest grammatical/syntactical/spelling “boo boo”
by one of the country’s hardworking reportets.
Singlehandedly setting out to right the graph-
ic errors of the nation — Ms Kelly works hard
every week to belittle other people’s hard work.
So hard, it seems, that she doesn’t find time to
check her own for inaccuracies — despite seem-
ingly having much greater luxury to do so than
today’s two/three stories-a-day reporters.

The “boo boo” reminded me of your mis-
‘ spelling of the name of another victim of yours,

former Business Reporter Cara Brennen, who,
when similarly shamed in your column around a

y year ago, was unl arerelly re-named Cara Bray-
Witness The Punch of January 22; 2009: Ms nen.

In the January 22nd edition, according to Ms

Think I am being petty? Well then you can’t be
a fan of officious Ms Kelly’s twice-weekly articles.
My point of course, is that I would tend to
think that she should end her campaign to capi-
, talise on minor human error wherever it exists
unless she can successfully eliminate her own:
Or perhaps it is just that Ms Kelly has a prob-
lem with names and really thinks very highly of
those hardworking reporters she regularly shames.
I have often thought it curious that she’s so good
at copying whole tracts of their articles, but can’t

Kelly, “Jason” Robards — Tribune Business
Reporter — wrote something she. didn’t think
sounded quite as she’d have liked it to (forgive me
for forgetting the precise content of the urgent
insight). Fair comment, Kelly, but at eat get his

name right!

quite pin down who wrote them.
After all, many inches of her column com-

There is no one named after that deceased

American actor employed at The Tribune, only a

Chester Robards, who has been working in the.

newsroom there for many months and therefore
should not be new to your hawk eye.

Nassau,

monly consist of a studious regurgitation of the
quotes and facts contained in the reports of those
very journalists whose professional output she
likes to belittle — and without attribution!

LOCAL REPORTER

January 25, 2009

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lallen@tribunemendia.net

CONCERN over an ingredi-
ent found in dozens of over-the-
counter medications has one
local pharmacist calling for a
proper Pharmaceutical Act to
be brought to parliament to
control regulations on prescrip-
tion and non-prescription drugs.

A New Providence pharma-
cist, who wished to remain
anonymous, told The Tribune
that he is very concerned about
Phenyl-propanolamine (PPA)
— a drug ingredient of the
phenethylamine family.

Banned from prescription use
by the United States Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) in
November 2000, PPA has resur-
_ faced as a non-essential ingre-
dient in dozens of over-the-
counter cold and cough med-
ications. The most recent vol-

LOCAL NEWS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 5

Call for law to control drugs regulations

Pharmacist speaks out amid concern over ingredient in medications



untary recall of medications
containing PPA was issued by
the FDA in October 2007.
Director of the Bahamas
National Drug Agency
(BNDA) Vivian Lockhart said
yesterday that as far as she is
aware no recent alerts have
been issued by the FDA or any
other body. requesting the recall
of any over-the-counter med-
ications containing PPA.
Some experts consider the
drug ingredient to be a health

_ risk to people suffering from

ailments like hypertension and
diabetes, where extensive use
of medications which have PPA
in them can lead to bleeding in
the brain, strokes or even death.

The local pharmacist who
spoke to The Tribune said that
with a significant number of

Bahamians suffering from obe-
sity, hypertension or diabetes,
people may be dying prema-
turely due to the effects of PPA
in their systems,

During flu season, hundreds
of Bahamians may be using
non-prescription medications
that could potentially cause irre-
versible health problems, he’
said. ;

Although a voluntary recall
has been issued by the FDA for

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stores still sell non-prescription

medications containing the sub-
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Laing: local tourism industry in less need

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SUPPORTED by more than
$80 million in government fund-
ing, the local tourism industry is
in much less need fora stimulus
package than its regional coun-
terparts, Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing said yes-
terday.

Where several Caribbean coun-
tries have in recent months
approved tourism stimulus. pack-
ages in hopes of boosting their
industries, Mr Laing told The Tri-
bune yesterday that conditions in
the Bahamas aré unique and:
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a general stimulus package would
not benefit displaced hotel work-
ers, Mr Laing said that govern-
ment can only, do what is in its
power to do.

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| LOCAL NEWS

Sold-out Bahamian book Student allegedly robbed
- Of motorcycle by man

believed to be Bahamian

returns to local stores

AFTER selling out nation-
wide in just nine days, copies
of Garth Buckner’s novel
“Thine is the Kingdom” are
once again available in
Bahamian bookstores.

The novel, which attracted a
great deal of attention when
it was published late last year,
poses the question: “Is it ever
right to. do something illegal |.
to become legal?”

This irony is at the heart of
the novel, which follows the
story of Gavin Blake’s return
home to claim the citizenship
denied him at birth.

As he struggles to find his
way through the bureaucracy, he takes a
job on the yacht of wealthy local Jacob
Thesinger. ;

The Thesingers made their money boot-
legging, have an old colonial home on the
sea and are supporters of the arts.

But theirs is a world under siege, both by
the elements that erode their land and home,
and by a society tipping towards lawlessness.

Gavin Blake soon finds out how bad things

are after a series of break-ins and
violent confrontations, especially
those with a fisherman who uses
. | the abandoned property next
S| door.

As the pressure on Thesinger’s
|. world increases, he becomes more
| and more assertive, seeing him-
| self as a defender of society and
| culture, and with a sense of self-
righteous indignation his actions
become more extreme and ques-
tionable until he mirrors the law-
lessness he is fighting.

- prised by the reception his novel

got.
Cay EOE “I was taken aback Gs the
response to the book. People came up to me
in the street, in:shops, calling me at home,
wanting to tell me how the book mirrored
their lives. I don’t think I fully understood
when I wrote it how much it was going to



enough copies, ” Mr Buckner said.
“Thine is the Kingdom” is back in Bahami-
an bookshops and will be published in the
- United States this May.

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who is. believed to be:a Bahami-
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Diranso Antonio Cates, 20,
has been charged with armed
carjacking by West Palm Beach
police in connection with the
alleged crime at Northwood Uni-
versity.

Victim Sean Goudreau, 20,
told police that he was walking to
his motorcycle from the college
library at around 8.30pm on

‘Tuesday when he was confront-

ed by two hooded men.

One of the men, carrying a
black handgun, demanded Mr
Goudreau hand over his black
2005 Honda 600, then rode off

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Finding a wallet on the road

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_crash occurred, police officers
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inside.

They also found a parking vio-
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outside Cascade Apartments,
1400 Village Boulevard. .

At the apartment, a 21-year-
old man claimed to have: been
with another man called “DC”
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The 21-year-old man said he

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doing and saw him drive off on
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his other friend, who was driving
the car, then also left the area.
Police waited for Cates to get
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~ per.

Detective Joe Filipkowski said.

- that he believes the alleged crime

was one of “impulse.”

“The right opportunity pre-
sented itself, and he took it,” he
said.

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with police at the apartment
where Cates lived, said that both
of them were students at the
North Beach Campus of the Lin-
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Minister Hubert Ingraham to provide the
country with a concrete plan on the way
forward, instead of the “regurgitation” of
facts and “political rhetoric”.

. Criticising Mr Ingraham’s recent address
to the nation, Mr Perpall said that as the
Bahamas is “neck deep in a recession”,
he thought the prime minister would have | |
provided the country with a “step-by-step |i
plan” to walk the nation through the eco-
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opportunities available in our country,”
Mr Ingraham said.

The PYL chairman also took exception
to the prime minister touching on the fact
the majority of items produced in the
Bahamas are exported while the majority
of items consumed in the country’ are
imported, without offering a viable “option
or policy to close this gap.”

Mr Ingraham in his address said that
there are many untapped opportunities in
the economy that can serve as a basis for
the expansion of private enterprise. It
makes good economic sense therefore, the

rime minister said, to create and expand

companies afloat during this recession. nation by Prime Minister sising how the importance of this becomes
With at least 4,000 to 5,000 people coming Hubert Ingraham (above) even “clearer in these economic circum-
out of school in May, at least 1,500 of them has been criticised by PYL stances”.

will be consumed by the College of the chairman Viraj Perpall

Bahamas and colleges abroad.

“I struggle to see what will happen to :
them, seeing as-tourism isn’t hiring and in-fact they are
laying off people in the hundreds and in some cases the
thousands. Now I’m not saying this to take a political
potshot at him, but I think there needs to be a plan for
what will happen for the rest of year, and this is impor-
tant for the young people who will need jobs,” he said.

Prime Minister Ingraham touched on this subject
in.his 2009 national address, stating that the protection
of jobs is a main priority of the government.

“Each year, new job opportunities must become
available for school graduates, so we are especially
concerned to ensure opportunities for them to be gain-
fully employed. Hence, our disappointment was acute
when a number of projects, which we had anticipated
moving forward during the past year, stalled,” Mr
Ingraham said.

These stalled projects include the Ritz Carlton on
Rose Island; Ginn Sur Mer at West End, Grand
Bahama; the former Royal Oasis property in Freeport,
Grand Bahama; the Royal Island Resort off North
Eleuthera; the Aman Resort at Norman’s Cay, Exuma;
the sale and redevelopment of the Walker’s Cay Resort
in the Abacos; Kerzner International’s second Marina
Village and time share resort at Hurricane Hole, and
the Baha Mar project on Cable Beach.

All of these projects, Mr Ingraham said, have been
adversely impacted by the global financial crisis.

“Notwithstanding these disappointments, we are
doing ‘all within our power to,cause new jobs to be
created and to preserve existing jobs. By stepping up to
the plate and attaining higher levels of efficiency and

“In that vein, I renew the call for us to
do a better job at exploiting the potential
for linkages between our agricultural, fish-
eries, and light manufacturing sectors with the tourism
sector. I draw attention to the upcoming Agricultural

Expo being staged at the Gladstone Road Agricultur-’
al Research Centre in.February which has as its theme,

‘Improving Food Security’.
“This period of economic slow-down provides an

excellent opportunity for our businesses to forge new

arf reliable relationships here at home — for example,
between restaurateur and retail merchant, between
agriculturist and fisherman and food and beverage
manager, between straw vendor and craft producer, and

between light manufacturer and hotel operator,” Mr’

Ingraham said.

While this is noted,. Mr Perpall said that he still: feels
that the prime minister needs’ to offer Bahamians a
more concrete plan.

“This is the time for Mr Ingraham to reach out to the
Bahamian business community to discuss viable options
to solve the unemployment problem and provide a
more stable future so that when times like these come
again the blow would not be as hard.

-“You are just hoping that things will change when
you have 5,000 children coming out of school this year,
and 5,000 next year. What are we going to.do? While I

-appreciate his honesty, he did not provide us with a

plan, and that is what we need.

“He needs to come back to the public with some-
thing with a little more teeth so that we can have some-
thing that we can use to cause a turn-around in this
case. The days of blind leadership are over. We need a
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FROM page one

the murder detection rate in an
interview, Mr Ferguson said that
despite the rate falling from 76 per
cent in 2007 to 61 per cent last
year, this is still an “extraordinary
achievement” when compared
with those recorded internation-
ally.

Crimes against the person,
which were reported less in 2008
than 2007 were: murder (8 per cent
reduction), attempted murder (14
per cent reduction), manslaughter
(25 per cent reduction), rape (16
per cent), unlawful sexual inter-
course (18 per cent), armed rob-
bery (5 per cent).

But this was not the case across
the board: reports of attempted
robbery leapt by 70 per cent, rob-
bery 29 per cent, and attempted
rape saw a five per cent leap,

Murder rate

By contrast, out of six categories
of crimes against property, there
was an increase in the reporting
of all such crimes in 2008 over
2007,

However, this again corre-
sponded with an improvement in
the detection rate in all such types
of property-related matters, apart
from burglary, which stuck at 2007
levels.

Crimes against the property are:
housebreaking, shopbreaking,
stealing, burglary, vehicle theft and
stealing from a vehicle.

Increases in the reporting rate of
property crimes in 2008 signifi-
cantly exceeded the improvements
in their detection rates. Burglary,

for example, saw a 34 per cent -

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but only recorded a one per cent
detection rate increase.

Commissioner Ferguson said
that it has long been the case that
crimes against property “jack up”
the country’s overall statistics.

He said that people must do
their bit to better secure their prop-
erty as we live in “a different world
now” than in the past, while police
will continue to advance their com-
munity programmes aimed at
heightening awareness.

“Each and every citizen has got
to make an effort and we encour-
age that,” said Mr Ferguson.

He added that 2008 detection
figures are only “preliminary” as
cases which police began investi-
gating last year, but may not have
yet solved, may still be brought to
a conclusion this year or at some
other point in the future.

Amongst crimes against the per-

son, armed robbery is the most
commonly reported crime in both
2007 and 2008, with reports
totalling 820 and 782 in those years
respectively.

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(255 reports in 2007, 208 in 2008)
and robbery (197 reports in 2007,
255 in 2008) are the second anc
third most commonly reported
crimes in this category in both
years.

Manslaughter and attempted
murder are the least reported
crimes in that period.

For those against property, over
the last two years people reported
housebreaking more than any oth-
er crime, with 2531 and 2687
reports in 2007 and 2008 respec-
tively.

Shopbreaking (1520 in 2007 anc
1573 in 2008) and stealing (1336

in 2007, 1492 in 2008) are the sec- - .

ond most reported property
crimes. |

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FROM page one

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programme. I want you all to walk a few inches taller as you continue

in you endeavours,

” Prince Edward said.

Prince Edward complimented those who were doing renovations to
the Governor General’s residence on a job well done.

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They were chargéd yester-

day and released on bail to

appear in George Town Mag-
istrate’s Court on Tuesday
morning.

Bahamas National Trust
(BNT) staff in the Exuma
Land and Sea Park assisted
police in pursuing the pair
after photographs of people
taunting iguanas, and then
grilling and eating them were

ing website Facebook.

Also photographed is a
dinghy filled with around 20
juvenile conch and people
preparing the conch to eat.

There are four people in the

although police are continu-
ing investigations they have
not confirmed whether they
are looking for the other two
persons pictured.

BNT executive director Eric
Carey, who alerted police in
Exuma after the pictures were
sent to him by e-mail, said:
“We have passed.on informa-
tion to the police about the
other two people, and one of
the individuals was seen here
in Nassau.

“We believe he has infor-
mation related to this incident
and we need action.”

The Wild Animal Protec-
tion Act imposes a $300 fine
and six-month prison sentence

dead or alive, and violation of
the Fisheries Resources: Act
can lead to a $5,000 fine and

Pair suspected of eating
iguanas to appear in court

posted on the social network-

series of photographs, and -

‘need more support from citi-

for possession of an iguana’

‘ to voluntary compliance of our




Mr Carey said: “The laws
are adequate but the penalties
need to be revised upwards.

“Instead of $300 and six
months in prison it should be
$30,000 or $100,000 and 15
years in jail.

“It should be a deterrent.
What is the deterrent if you
sell an iguana on the interna-
tional market for $1,000?”

Critically endangered West
Indian iguanas are also pro-
tected under the Convention
on International Trade In
Endangered Species (CITES)
as they are some of the most
endangered lizards in the
world.

And the United States citi-
zens should be investigated by
the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, Mr Carey
said.

BNT staff work to protect
endangered species across the
country, and they have not had
any incidents of eating of
flamingoes, or ‘hush hush’, in
recent years, nor have there
been reports of the Bahama
Parrot being caught and killed
for meat or exported, Mr-
Carey said.

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Ministry: no decision yet on
teacher accused of molestation

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

FREEPORT - The Ministry of
Education says a decision has yet
to be made concerning the public
school teacher accused of sexual
molestation by two of his former
male students.

The teacher, who denies the
claims, was removed from the
Eight Mile Rock High School and
placed on probationary leave
after the allegations surfaced last
month.

Elma Garraway, permanent
secretary in the Ministry of Edu-
cation, told The Tribune yester-

day that investigations are still
ongoing.

“To my knowledge, the matter
is still under investigation,” she
said.

The allegations have raised
concern among parents, particu-
larly at Eight Mile Rock High,

where it is claimed that the abuse |

took place.

The school’s PTA president
Troy Garvey wants the govern-
ment to take further steps to
ensure parents that their children
are safe.

The two former students claim
that the teacher molested. them
while they were students at EMR
High.

The men — who are now both
19 years old — say the abuse start-
ed while they were in the seventh
grade and lasted for years.

Although the young men filed
complaints with the police sever-
al weeks ago, no charges have
been brought against the teacher.

criminal complaints could not be
filed. because the boys are now
adults and did not report the mat-
ter when they were.students.

Hezekiah Dean, district super-
intendent of schools, said he has
made recommendations to the
director of education concerning
such matters, but these have yet
to be enforced.

Call for services for disabled people to be improved

@ By LLONELLA GILBERT

ACCESSIBILITY to goods and |
services for persons with disabilities [
have improved somewhat in the R
Bahamas, but there is still a long way |

to go, according to Iris Adderley,

consultant to the Department of |

Social Services Disability Affairs
Division.

During an interview at her office,
Ms Adderley said accessibility
involves more than disabled persons
being able to access the physical
environment, it also includes being
able to have access support services,

-health services, education and infor-
mation.

“So things that help you become a
contributing citizen of the country
are the same entitlements that per-
sons with disabilities are entitled to,”
said Ms Adderley who uses a wheel-
chair following a car accident.

“When I say that I am a Bahami-
an that means something to me, this
means everything in this country that
is available to anybody that lives in

this country should and must be available to me.’



Patrick Hanna/BIS

CONSULTANT AT the Department
of Social Services Disability Affairs
Division Iris Adderley talks about
the need for persons with disabilities
to have the same access to various
types of services as persons without
a disability during an interview at
her office.

is a sizable part of the population
that you are leaving out’.
“International statistics say that

/ 10 to 15 per cent of any population

has a disability. If you register, you
tend to have better sidewalks, better
support services, better healthcare,

the schools will be better accommo-.

dating as well as businesses — all
these things come into play if we
have an idea of who we are servic-
ing.”

Ms Adderley said integrating the
disabled into society'should begin at
an early age, and this involves allow-
ing students with disabilities into reg-
ular schools designed to accommo-
date them.

She explained that wile all dis-
abled students cannot participate in
regular schools, pupils with disabili-
ties should not be limited to special
schools.

“If you and I went to school from
the time we were in kindergarten,
and I have a disability and you do
not, by the time we are in 12th grade,
you tend to see me more than you

see my disability.

Mr Garvey explained that -

Pointing out that the country will not move as
fast as it should if some people are left behind,. the
Ms Adderley said that persons with disabilities must
chart their own course as well and understand that
freedom is not free but has to be fought for.

“We are people who know how to fight for what
we want, so the community of persons with disabil-
ities then has to take charge and say that these are
our entitlements, and we have to organise, unify
and decide what we are going to fight for to become
included.”

Ms Adderley said it is important for persons with
disabilities to understand the benefits of joining the
National Registry at the Disability Affairs office.
The National Registry is a database that lists the
number of disabled persons in the country.

“If we are going to become an inclusive society,
we need to >be-able to say-to the government, ‘hére

“You tend to understand me and when you go off
to school or you make decisions as to your career,
you will tend to not see. me as different and you
will make decisions that would be inclusive of me,
whereas someone who has never had any association
with me, I am a stranger to them.” :

She said that once persons with disabilities are
properly provided with access, they will become
more active in their communities.

This is where the Disabilities Affairs Division
becomes important. Ms Adderley said businesses
and other entities should consult with the Division
before constructing or remodelling buildings or pro-
viding any type of service so they could also inelude
proper access for the disabled.

Furthermore, she said persons should Hsten to
the disabled when they explain what their needs

— aT a

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Opposition raises questions
over proposed Police Force Act

FROM page one

otherwise than provided for by
the Constitution," the MP for
Fort Charlotte said.

Section 7 (2) of the Bill says:
"The person who is appointed
as Commissioner of Police or
Deputy Commissioner of Police
shall occupy such office for a
period of five years from the
date of his appointment or such
shorter period as determined by
the Governor-general, acting on

_ the recommendation of the

Prime Minister after consulta-
tion of the leader of the opposi-
tion." ,

However, Mr Sears argued
that the framers of the Consti-
tution gave the commissioner of
police and deputy commissioner
constitutional protection to
ensure that they were free of
political influence and "to main-
tain public confidence in the

‘ commissioner carrying out 'qua-

si-judicial' functions of law
enforcement." He quoted Arti-
cle 119 of the Constitution,
which says, "Power to make
appointment to the offices of
commissioner of police and
deputy commissioner of police
shall be vested in the governor-

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mendation of the prime minister
after consultation with the leader
of the opposition."

Mr Sears continued: "Clearly
the framers of our Constitution
intended through this elaborate
process of removing the com-
missioner or deputy commis-
sioner of police, to give (thém)
security of tenure and to protect
the independence and impar-
tiality of these offices from inter-
ference by the executive."

Former National Security
Minister Cynthia Pratt said the
provisions that dictate the
removal of a commissioner of
police and deputy commissioner
are deeply entrenched in the:
Constitution. She questioned,
then, how these provisions could
be. amended by a simple act. of

Parliament.

"Let me be clear in expressing
that I do accept the fact that we
all want a person to serve as
commissioner for an acceptable



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period. However, there is a

process that must be adhered to
by Parliament. I therefore invite
the FNM government to rethink
this fatal mistake if we are to

" maintain the respect as a free

and democratic society," Mrs
Pratt said. ;

She also suggested that gov-
ernment reconsider its position
on the. provisions related to the
National Security Council, which
were excluded from the pro-
posed Bill.

The provisions were inserted
in the 2007 Police Service Act,
during her term as national secu-
rity minister, to ensure that all
heads of national law enfofce-
ment regularly meet to discuss
offices affecting national securi-
ty.

Yesterday, Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turnquest
introduced the Bill — a Bill for
an Act to Repeal the Police Ser-
vice Act and the Police Act —
for second reading.

The proposed Act establish-
es new provisions with reference
to the Constitution, organisation
functions and powers of the
RBPF and will establish a police
complaints inspectorate. —

The Bill, once enacted, will be
known as the Police Force Act
2009 and will repeal the 1965
Police ‘Act and the Police Ser-
vice Act 2007.

The repealed 2007 Police Ser-
vice. Act is the foundation for
the new legislation.

‘Dr Michael Darville

FROM page one

abetment to extortion and con-
spiracy to extort in connection
with.an alleged $25 million
extortion plot against Ameri-
can actor John. Travolta. The
alleged plot stems from the
death of Mr Travolta's 16-year-
old son Jett, who died in the
family's Grand Bahama vaca-
tion home.

Last week Bridgewater, along
with ambulance driver Tarino
Lightbourne, was arraigned on
the charges in a Nassau Magis-

‘trate's Court. She was released

on $50,000 bail.

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Chamber president tells Carmichael
Primary achievers to dream big

PRESIDENT of _ the COOROR
Bahamas Chamber of Com- ~
merce Dionisio D’Aguilar chal-
lenged hundreds of students at
the Carmichael Primary School
to dream of one day owning
their own businesses. °

Mr D’ Aguilar was addressing
the school’s Awards Day Cere-
mony on Friday, January 30,
2009.

He told the students that in
order to own their own busi-
nesses they must work very
hard in school. Also in atten-
dance at the awards ceremony
was the Minister of Youth
Sports and Culture Desmond
Bannister, businessman Ethric
Bowe of Advanced Technical
Enterprises along with scores
of parents.

The school’s.principal Albert

Clarke Jr said nine students suc-
cessfully obtained a 4.0 grade
point average (GPA); 90 stu-
dents made the principal’s list
with a GPA of 3.51 to 4.0; 188
students made the honour roll
with a 3.0 to 3.5 GPA and 196
students received honourable
mention with a 2.5 to 2.9 GPA.
Mr Clarke said that of the 865
students who wrote the end of
term exams last year, some 620
students successfully attained
the Ministry of Education’s
GPA of 2.0 to 4.0.
_ “J want you to work hard in
school and do well because, this
is the most important time in
your life. In order to build a
good house, you need a good
foundation. In order to build a
good life, you need a good edu-
cation,” Mr D’ Aguilar said.

He also urged the students
who. may be experiencing prob-
lems in reading and in math to -
put up their hands and ask for
help.

The Chamber president said
that the school is pursuing a cul-
ture of excellence.

“IT am glad to be a part of this
ceremony and see first hand all
of these wonderful and beauti-
ful kids here today. I-want you
all to continue to strive. I want
you all to continue to succeed,
because if you do, the rewards
are waiting out there for you.
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LeBron surpasses 12,000
points as Cavs beat Raptors

Mf By The Associated Press

LeBron James sometimes
even surprises his own coach
with an electrifying play.

James scored 33 points to
eclipse 12,000 for his career, but
it was his block of a dunk
attempt by Chris Bosh during
the fourth quarter of the Cleve-
land Cavaliers' 101-83 win over
the Toronto Raptors that got

- coach Mike Brown's attention

on Tuesday night.

"That caught me off guard,"
Brown said. "When he came
from the weak side and got that
block, I was floored. I didn't

think there was any way what-:
soever that any human being '

could come from the weak side
and contest a shot the way he

‘did. Wow! Wow! Wow!"

James' performance helped
the Cavs win their 23rd in a row
at home, breaking the club
record set during the 1988-89
season.

"It's another great thing in
this season," James said. "It's
great to put another record in
the book. Every player and
coach should be proud of it."

In other NBA games Tues-
day, it was: Boston 100,
Philadelphia 99; Minnesota 116,
Indiana 111; New Jersey 99,
Milwaukee 85; Houston 107,
Chicago 100; and Denver 104,
San Antonio 96.

In Cleveland, James became
the fastest player in NBA his-
tory to reach the 12,000-point
plateau. At 24 years, 35 days,
he did it quicker than Los
Angeles Lakers star Kobe

Bryant, who was 25 years, 220.

days.

"He's still going to get bet-

er," Brown said. "That's the

scary thing."

James, who did not make a
field goal in the second half,
helped put Toronto away with
his free throws and defense.

First, he was fouled on a dri-.

ve and made both free throws.
On the Raptors' next trip,
James thwarted Bosh's dunk
before being fouled again and
making both free throws — he
finished 13-of-13 from the line



LEBRON JAMES dunks against the Raptors in the first quarter of Tuesday’s

game in Cleveland.

James, the Eastern Confer-
ence's player of the month in
January, now heads to Madi-
son Square Garden on Wednes-
day after Bryant set a new
MSG scoring mark.

Bryant scored 61 on Monday

night against the Knicks, and
New York coach Mike D'An-
toni is well aware that James
could rewrite the record book
quickly.

"We set the bar up high for
him. He'd have to play really
well," D'Antoni said.

But James isn't going to New
York intent ‘on breaking
records. —

"T just go out and play my
game," he said. "I'm not a video
game where you can just expect
me to go out there and score
60 or 70."

He seemed that way in the
first quarter Tuesday, when he
outscored the Raptors 16-15.

James made his first six shots °

and set the tone as the Cava-
liers beat the Raptors for the

ninth straight time at home.

"There's not much you can

-say;":Bosh said. "It's not the

— to build the lead. to.12)naemneafirst.time he has done it. It











(AP. Photo: Mark Duncan)

won't be the last. He was very
aggressive. I guess he really
started feeling it. He fired up a
couple of 3s and those went in.
He was really rolling to start
the game.."

~ Celtics 100, 76ers 99

At Philadelphia, Ray Allen
took a perfect pass from Paul
Pierce and buried a baseline 3-
pointer with 0.5 seconds left to
give the Celtics their 12th
straight victory.

Kevin Garnett missed his sec-
ond straight game with the flu.
Pierce scored 29 points, Allen
had 23 and Glen Davis had 12
points and 11 rebounds.

Andre Iguodala scored 22
points and Andre Miller had 21

for the 76ers.

Timberwolves 116,

Pacers 111

At Indianapolis, Randy Foye
scored 19 points to help Min-
nesota snap a three-game skid.

Sebastian Telfair and Ryan
Gomes each scored 16 points,
Kevin Love had 15 points and

‘11 rebounds and Al Jefferson

had 12 points and 15 rebounds





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for the Timberwolves.

Danny Granger scored 28
points for the Pacers, who have
lost back-to-back home games.

Rockets 107; Bulls 100

At Houston, Yao Ming
scored 28 points, and Luis Sco-
la scored 13 points and matched

. acareer high with 18 rebounds
*.for the Rockets.

Aaron. Brooks scored 18 and
Tracy McGrady added 16 in
Houston's sixth straight win and
11th in their last 12 games
against the Bulls.

Luol Deng scored 'a season-
high 28 and Ben Gordon added
20 for Chicago.

Nets 99, Buck 85

At East Rutherford, N.J.,
Vince Carter had’15 points, 12
assists and 10 rebounds for his

fifth-career triple double, and

the Nets spoiled Richard Jef-
ferson's homecoming.

It. was the first time back in
New Jersey for Jefferson, who
spent his first seven seasons’
with the Nets, after being dealt
for Bobby Simmons and Yi
Jianlian this past summer.

Although he started off the
night by missing his first three
shots, Jefferson finished by hit-
ting 7-of-16 from the field to
lead Milwaukee with 27 points.

Nuggets 104, Spurs 96
At Denver, Carmelo Antho-
ny scored 35. points and the

‘Nuggets nearly frittered away

a 17-point lead before hanging
on to beat a Spurs team playing
without Tim Duncan, Tony
Parker and Manu Ginobili.
Ginobili has a bruised hip,

~ and coach Gregg Popovich said

he decided to give Duncan and
Parker the night off in. Denver
following the Spurs' overtime
win at Golden State on Mon-
day night.

Anthony went to the bench
with Denver comfortably ahead
but had to come back into the
game with 8:47 left and the
Nuggets clinging to an 80-78
lead. His return.had.an imme-
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 13



Ma ei rrr eee
‘It’s time to take Hugh
Campbell to another level’

IN less than two weeks, we
will be getting ready for one of
the Bahamas’ most spectacular
event - the prestigious Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic.

Scheduled for February 16-
21, the week-long double elimi-
nation format tournament will
bring the best of the public and
private schools in New Provi-
dence, as well as the schools
from Grand Bahama and the
majority of the Family Islands.

Organisers normally put on a
great show with many of the top
players who have gone on to
excel and take the spotlight in
colleges and universities in the
United States. This year should
be no different. There are many
players who are performing
exceptionally well in their
respective high school leagues.

Talking about leagues, there
are about three of them alone in
New Providence - Government
Secondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation, the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Independent Secondary
Schools and the Bahamas
Scholastic Association - and yet
there is still no opportunity for
them to come together to really
determine who is the number
one ranked team in the coun-
try.

Sure, high school guru
Oswald Simmons from Grand

Bahama produces weekly rank- "

ings of the senior boys and girls
teams. But there are no such
rankings for the junior girls and
boys.

national tournament, such as the
magnitude of Hugh Campbell,
that can bring, let's just say for

the sake of argument because:

there are many who may think
otherwise, the top four schools
in the playoffs in each division in
a single elimination tournament
like the NCAA that provides
an opportunity for the schools to
play for their national rankings.

Not taking anything away
from the organisers of the Hugh
Campbell, who must be com-
mended for the role they've

' where any

Wouldn’t it be nice to see a

played over
the past 20-
plus years
in provid-
ing such an
unique
tournament

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of the
senior boys
teams who
wish to par-
ticipate are
allowed to
‘enter.

I think
the tourna-
ment has
suited its
purpose, but it's time to take it
to another level.

The national tournament can
also be set up for the senior girls
as well as the junior boys and
girls.

Remember, we're only talk-
ing about the top four teams in
each division. Grand Bahama
can also have their top four
teams entered, but it might only
be feasible for the Family
Islands to bring in their cham-
pionship or runners-up teams
as well.

If it's not feasible, then the
tournament in its initial stage
can be limited to just the three
leagues in New Providence.
Grand Bahama, I'm sure, would
love to showcase their top four
teams as'‘well, bringing a lot of
parity to the level of play.

The Bahamas Basketball Fed-
eration, through the Ministry. of

OPINION

Youth, Sports and Culture,

could take on such a venture to
ensure that all of the schools
feel they will be given an equal
opportunity to prove their worth
and that they all earn some
incentives to help with their ath-
letic programmes.

‘The Bahamas Association of

. Athletic Associations and the
- Bahamas Softball Federation’

,put on similar tournaments, but
they too have not reached the
magnitude that I think they can
because they usually don't

NAL CENTER
ORMING ARTS

attract all of the top schools for
one reason or the other.

I think this is a gold mine that
all of the federations or associ-
ations, whose sports are being
played in the high school sys-
tem, should take advantage of
because it's obvious from what
we've seen from Hugh Camp-
bell year after year that the pub-
lic is interested in watching the
vast amount of talent-available
in the country.

In the meantime, let's get
ready to watch some exciting
high school basketball at the
tourney.

ANOTHER SPORTING
GREAT GONE
ON Sunday, the sailing com-

‘munity was left in shock after

they got the news that Richard
Munroe passed away at Doc-
tors Hospital after a long illness.
He was 75. .

Munroe was a former sailor,

who after 30 years of competing, *

decided to give back to the sport
and he ventured into the adrin-
istration office, having served
as a commodore for the
Bahamas Boat Owners and
Sailors Association,

When the association got into
some turbulent waters over the
leadership, Munroe and a few
concerned enthusiasts decided
to form the National Sailing
Association, giving boat own-
ers and sailors an alternative
body to compete.

It was under Munroe's lead-
ership as the NSA's commodore
that a few more sailing events
were returned to New Provi-
dence.

Subsequently, the Ministry of. ,

Youth, Sports and Culture
stepped in and helped to organ-
ise the All-In-One Regatta,
which was staged this past week
in Montagu Beach.

If he was healthy, Munroe
would have probably taken his
familiar-spot on one of the com-
mittee boats, working as one of

-the race coordinators. As fate
would have it; Munroe was’: :!

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recuperating in his hospital bed
until his demise.

Having ridden a number of

- times in one of the committee

boats with Munroe, I think it's

fair to say that he can best be

remembered as the consummate

administrator. He was never
impartial to any of the boats,
whether he watched them sink
or broke a mast.

Not one to be vocal in a sport
that has its share of loudmouths,
Munroe went about performing

his duty with dignity and grace.
He was remembered by many
of the boat owners and sailors
for his fair play and integrity.
He has certainly left his mark
in the sand of time. Munroe

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‘A Salute to Legends’ all set



EDWIN Lightbourne (centre), general manager of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas, is shown at ZNS
yesterday standing behind the floating trophy with senior members of the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence
Forces. It was announced that ‘A Salute to Legeiids’ basketball competition - with teams from both forces - is

scheduled for 7pm March 28 at the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium.



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The star for-
ward redeemed
himself, scoring
the team’s final six points down the stretch, includ-

FROM page 15

' . ing an acrobatic-finish to put his team ahead 55-

54 with just over a minute remaining.

The 60-56 win ensured there would be a new
champion in the division as the Big Red Machines
knocked off the defending champions.

After Falcons point guard Sanelso Adderley
missed. a pair of free throws, Wilmott scored
again to put his team ahead, 57-54. eee

With the score: 58-56, a steal by Brando
Whynss stifled the Falcons.last comeback hope as
he passed an assist ahead-to Wilmott to-give the
Big Red Machines a 60-56 advantage.

Wilmott, who finished with a game high 20
points, said despite the late misses he never lost
faith in his ability to finish.

“T did not let the misses get to me, I had faith,
I believed in myself and my teammates,” he said.

“We came out here and we concentrated on that
defense. We know we are the best team we just
have to go out there and prove it in the champi-
onship.” : ;

Sharpshooting point guard Ken Wood finished
with 13 points while Whyms added10. =~

Said Wood: “We went out there hard‘and we
played to the best .of our ability-today and for
the championship I know we will bé-ready,” he
said.

Adderley led the Falcons with 13 points, while
Savant Laing added 10.

Nathaniel Ferguson and Renard Ingraham both
finished with eight apiece.

In the senior girls matchup, the. pennant win-:

‘ ning Giants kept their title defense hopes alive

with a 38-29 win over the Nassau Christian Acad-
emy Crusaders. af Haas
The Crusaders scored the games opening bas-
ket, but the Giants went on a 12-0. run and even-
tually escaped the first quarter with a 15-6 lead.
Th ding.champ 2 lead rew to as,,

nd quar ten



ig- -at-the end of.the third,
saders opened the fourth on a 5-0.rn to-com
within four points, 30-262. 2:0 pn ee

Ahead by just four points with 33-29 with 2:25. .
remaining, Giants’ point guard Caryn Moss end-.
ed the game with a 5-0 run to seal her'team’s

championship berth. * EPA

Moss finished with a team high 14 points while

Alexia Maycock added nine. Gabrielle McKinney
_led,the Crusaders with 15 points while Leanna
Johnson added eight.

In the junior girls semifinal, the Comets steam-
rolled St John’s College’38-2 to-advance'to their
second consecutive championship.

Alexandria Marshall led the Comets with a
gave high 20 points while Talia Thompson
chipped in with six. .








Kapono
aims for 3-
peat in All-
Star 3-point

shootout

NEW YORK (AP) — It's all
3s all the time for Jason
Kapono.

The Toronto Raptors for-
ward will be looking to become
the third player to win the 3-
point shootout when he takes
on five challengers in the event
during the NBA's All-Star
weekend. ,

Kapono will match 3-point-
ers against Eastern Conference
All-Star reserves Danny
Granger of the Indiana Pacers
and Rashard Lewis of the
Orlando Magic, as well.as Mike
Bibby of the’ Atlanta Hawks,
Roger Mason of the San Anto-
nio Spurs and Daequan Cook
of the Miami Heat.

The shootout is Saturday,
February 13, the night before
the All-Star game in Phoenix.

The three-time, 3-point
shooting winners are Larry Bird
(1986-88) and Craig Hodges
(1990-92).

The players will compete in a
two-round competition, with the
top three finishers from the first
round advancing to the finals.
Five shooting stations will be
set up around the 3-point line,
and each player has one minute
of shooting time.

Lewis leads the group with
137 3-pointers this season, fol-
lowed by Granger with 120,
Bibby with 114, Cook with 105,
Mason with 103 and Kapono
with 52.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY DS



2009,

More playing time for Davis in NBA D-league



lm By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

STILL awaiting a call up to
the National Basketball Asso-
ciation in his first season in the
NBA’s Developmental League,
Bennet Davis is helping his
cause with a recent productive
streak of games.

Since January 17, Davis has

scored in double figures in six of
the past seven contests for the
Utah Flash:

During the seven: game
stretch, Davis has seen consid-



' game.

_ his time on

erably more
playing time,
averaging
over 26 min-
utes - per

Making
the most of

the floor,
Davis has
averaged 11.7
points, 4.2 ic
rebounds: 1.8 Bennet Davis
assists and
1.8 blocks per game.

The former Northeastern





Wildcat has also shot 41 per

. cent from the field and 87 per

cent from the free throw line.
In the five games prior, Davis
averaged just over 12 minutes
per contest and 5.3 points per
game. .
During the stretch, Davis has

_ get season highs in nearly every

statistical category.

His best effort came January
30th in a 118-82 win over the
Reno Bighorns.

Davis scored a season high
20 points,. grabbed eight
rebounds and blocked four
shots, both of which tied sea-

son highs.
He also set a season high i in
made field goals with seven. :
Other key performances
included a 13 point, four assists
(season high) outing in a 123-
114 win over the Fort Wayne
Mad Ants and a 10 point 6

‘rebound outing in a 100-95 win

over the Bakersfield Jam when
he made eight of niné free
throws for another season high.

The Flash has won five of the
seven games during the time
period and are currently second

in the Western Division with a

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op seeded teams in

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iG - ciation of Indepen-
dent ‘Secondary

Schools basketball playoffs
advanced as expected on day
one of the semifinals. The St
Augustine’s: College Big Red
Machines junior boys, Queen’s
College junior girls, and St
John’s College senior girls.all
advanced to the championship

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met Three Cou

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series with wins yesterday at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Results of the senior boys
matchup between the West-
minster College Diplomats and
the C W Saunders Cougars
were unavailable up to press
time last night.

In the junior boys semifinal,
with the Big Red Machinés
leading 51-49,. Jabari Wilmott
missed three point-blank finger
rolls that. would have given his

‘team a two possession lead.

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, 2009, PAGE 17



of East Nassau

to hold Pink Ball to battle diseases

THE Inner Wheel Club of East
Nassau is hosting a Pink Ball on
Saturday, March 14, at the British
Colonial. Hilton in aid of breast
and prostate cancer awareness
and prevention.

Breast cancer is affecting
women in the Bahamas at an
alarming and increasing rate. One

‘of the best methods of beating
breast cancer is through early
detection. Similarly, early detec-
tion of prostate cancer saves lives.

Proceeds raised from the Pink
Ball will be donated to the Cancer
Caring Society.

“Unfortunately, the Bahamas
has an unusually high rate of both
breast and prostate cancers and
we wanted to focus on both for
this year’s ball,” said Heather
Peterson, president of the Inner
Wheel Club of East Nassau.

“Our goal is to raise ‘funds to
assist the Cancer Society with
their ongoing cancer screenings
for breast and prostate cancer in
the Family Islands and with
research. It is also our wish that
the Pink Ball will create-an
awareness of the importance of

having mammograms and

prostate screenings.”

The Pink Ball will also feature
a raffle and silent auction. A one-
of-a-kind quilt created by the
members of the Stepping Stone
Quilters will be the hallmark
silent auction item. Entitled
“Aqua Bliss”, the queen-sized
quilt atid matching European pil?
low shams are comprised of a

myriad of blue hued shapes and
designs of Bahama Hand Prints



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“The quilt
was chosen as
our hallmark
auction item
because it _
symbolises the
spirit of the
Pink Ball and
its goal.”



_ Robin Symonette

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symbolises the spirit of the Pink

'. Ball.and its goal,” said Robin
“Symonette, .a member of the

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who helped create the quilt and
member of the Inner Wheel Club
of East Nassau. >

“A quilt is made of diverse pat-

‘terns and pieces that come

together harmoniously as a uni-
fied whole. It is also a symbol of
_--warmth.and security. One of our
quilt guild members battled
breast cancer last year so this quilt
‘is particularly close to our hearts.

Nassau; Robin Symonette; Linda Brown, Ann Lever.

(Seated | left to right) Gill Skates, Karen Johnson, Georgina Webster, and Elinor Kurton. Members of the Innér
Wheel Club of East Nassau prepare for the Pink Bal which will raise funds to support breast and prostate soreen-

ings.

Parties WU a
STARTING AT



SYMBOL OF WARMTH: (left to
rightr) BONNIE Phillips, Maria Chis-
nall and Irene Knowles of the Step-
ping Stone Quilt Guild stand before
the quilt that the entire guild mem-
bership created to help raise funds
at the Pink Ball in aid of the Cancer
Society.

We hope the community
embraces and supports our cause

‘by making a bid on the quilt to

help raise funds for cancer screen-
ings.”

The spirit quilt will be on dis-
play at the Stepping Stone Quilt
Guild show at Trinity Methodist
Church, Frederick Street, until
Saturday, February 7. It will then
be displayed at Maison Décor at
Lyford Cay until the Pink Ball.
The public is invited to make bids
on the quilt in advance of the ball.

“Last year the Pink Ball was a
great Success and this year it is
already generating incredible sup-
port,” said Mrs Peterson.

“We appreciate any donation

or contribution to our raffle or: .

silent auction and thank those
that have already committed
prizes. We hope that our effort
will help many detect breast and
prostate cancer early which ulti-
mately saves lives.”

Tickets to the Pink Ball, which
is black-or pink-tie optional, are
$150 and include a cocktail hour,
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LUXURY REALTOR MARIO CAREY'S DONATION HELPS BLAIRWOOD ACADEMY HELP MATH-CHALLENGED STUDENTS



NAME a singlé subject that can
turn the verbal elite into tantrum-
“throwing lunatics and instantly trans-
46'm wordsmiths into wannabe war-
ridrs. You got it. Math.

“If Math can do that to ordinary
folks, imagine what it can do to
“Someone with learning disabilities,”
says Mario Carey, a luxury market
realtor to whom handling numbers
usually means configuring square
“footage under roof and linear beach-
rent.

President of Mario Carey Realty,

“Wir Carey learned what it’s like to
tive with math disabilities not from
his profession but from his son, 12-
year- -old who suffers from Asperg-

ee s syndrome, a high functioning
t

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“Cole, our son, goes to Blairwood
Axtademy where there are special
waeogrammes for students with spe-

cial needs, but one area they really
needed a boost was Mathematics so
we zeroed in on that and made a con-
tribution we hope will bring what we
-are calling ‘Math relief’ for students
‘with math disabilities.” It’s actually
‘ealled TouchMath.

More than 100 students attend the

not-for-profit school on Village .

Road. Housed in a converted classic
Bahamian home, the one-of-a-kind
institution provides testing and
assessment, individualized learning,
‘supportive classroom environments
and behavioural and management



services for parents and children.
They recently added a programme
for children with autism, the fastest-
growing development disability in
the U.S. where one in every 150 chil-
dren is born with the condition rang-
ing from slightly detached behaviour
to the most severe cases with multi-
ple sensory disorders and total dis-
engagement from society.
“TouchMath is a programme that
uses all the learning styles — touch-

eeking ‘Math relief



ing, hearing and seeing,”

on the number.” Repeated use of
number one with one circle on it,
two with two circles and on up to
nine with nine marked circles makes
the number real, not abstract. Cir-

cles can be Bingo chips or Smar-

explains
education and behavioural therapist
Myrna Hoogers, who uses the ‘See it;
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Math at Blairwood. “Each number
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ties.®” The Sistah is gaining popu-
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“like training wheels for math and
we are very grateful to Mario Carey
and his family for making. those
wheels available for our students.”
As for the Careys, having a son
with Asperger’s syndrome has re-
affirmed their commitment to com-
munity. Afternoons and Sarurday



. LUXURY REALTOR Mario Carey, far left, beams with pride as son Cole,
“next to him, ‘and fellow Blairwood Academy student Alex demon-
strate TouchMath —a learning tool to provide “Math relief” to children
with learning challenges — under the direction of education and
behavioural specialist, Myrna Hoogers. The academy that specialises

in providing testing and education for children with developmental chal-
lenges was able to introduce the increasingly popular TouchMath
programme recently. thanks in large path to the Carey family’s gen-

mornings often: find Dad and Cole

‘in a golf cart on Paradise Island,

searching for wayward golf balls to
collect, sell and donate to REACH,
an organisation providing support
and.educational services for those
with autism.

“It’s one thing to be successful in
business,” says Carey; but it’s a total-
ly different thing to be successful as a
parent; one of the important lessons
to teach is that of helping others.”



‘Mother' of Iraqi women bomber network arrested

By QASSIM ABDUL-
ZAHRA

and BRIAN MURPHY
“BAGHDAD

‘AA woman accused of helping
retruit dozens of female suicide
bambers looked into the cam-
era and described the process:
trolling society for likely.candi-
dates and then patiently con-

security forces have tried to
recruit more women. In last
week's provincial elections,
women teachers and civic work-
ers helped search voters.

. Al-Moussawi, the military
spokesman, alleged Jassim was
in contact with top leaders of
Ansar al-Sunnah in Diyala, the
last foothold of major Sunni
insurgent strength near Bagh-

verting the-women from trove, -dad.

bled souls into deadly attack- -

ers, according to’ the-Associat-
ed Press.

The accounts, in a video
released Tuesday by Iraq police,
‘offer a rare glimpse into the net-
works used to find and train the
gvomen bombers who have
become one of the insurgents'
most effective weapons as they
struggle under increasing crack-
downs. In a’separate prison
interview with The Associated
Press, with interrogators nearby,
the woman said she was part of
a.plot in which young women
were raped and then sent to her
9 matronly advice. She said
She would try to persuade the
Nictims to become suicide
Bombers as their only escape
from the shame and to reclaim,
eir honor.

_ The AP was allowed access
condition the information
would not be released until the
‘ ormal announcement of the
arrest. The U.S. and Iraqi mili-
taries have made. past claims








without. providing much evi- .

dence about efforts by insur-
gents to recruit vulnerable
women as well as children as
ttackers. Those included state-
‘ments by the Iraqis that two
women who blew themselves
up last year in Baghdad had
Down's Syndrome, accounts
that were not supported by sub-
sequent investigations.

It also was not possible inde-
pendently to verify the claim
that insurgents sent out people
to rape women who could then
be recruited as bombers in the
volatile Diyala province north-
east of Baghdad.

But the suspect, 50-year-old

Samira Ahmed Jassim — who-

said her code name was "The
Mother of Believers" — has giv--
en unusual firsthand descrip-
tions of the possible workings
‘behind last year's spike in
attacks by women bombers.
The Iraqi military spokesman,
Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi,
said the suspect had recruited
more than 80 women willing to
carry out attacks and admitted
masterminding 28 bombings in
different areas.. Female suicide
‘Bombers attempted or success-
ully carried out 32 attacks last
ear, compared with eight in
2007, according to U.S. military
figures. Most recently, a woman
detonated an explosive under
her robes that killed at least 36
people during a Shiite religious
gathering last month.

The attacks reflected a shift in
insurgent tactics: trying to
‘exploit cultural standards that
yrestrict male security forces
‘from searching women and use
the traditional flowing robes of
‘women to hide bomb-rigged
‘belts or vests. In response, Iraqi

+, The group is one of the fac-
tions with suspected ties to:al-
Qaida in Iraq.

Al-Moussawi said assiin:

"confessed to recruiting 28
female suicide bombers who
carried out terrorist operations
in different areas." He gave no
other details on the locations
or dates of the attacks.

Insurgents

In the video played for
reporters, Jassim described how

she was approached by insur--

gents to urge women to carry
out suicide attacks. She said her
first assignment was Um Hoda,
a nickname meaning mother of
Hoda.

"I talked to her a number of
times," said Jassim, who has

-four daughters and two sons. "I

went back to them and gave

them the details‘on her. And ©

they told me, bring her to us. ...

- And I took her to the police

station,-and that's where she

blew herself up."

Another woman, whom she

‘called Amal, was involved in

long conversations, Jassim said.
' "TY talked to her many times,

sat with her, and she was very
"‘she said on the.

depressed,
video. "I took her to them, and

then went back for her and she

blew herself up."

Jassim gave no further infor-
mation on the attacks or her
role in the video.

In speaking with the AP —
a week after her Jan. 21 arrest
— Jassim repeated statements
she had allegedly made to inter-
rogators that insurgents orga-
nized rapes of women and that
she would then try to coax the
victims to become suicide

* bombers. She said she was "able
“to persuade women to become
. broken ©

‘suicide bombers .
women, especially those who
were raped." |

In many parts of Iraq, includ-
ing conservative Diyala, a rape
victim may be shunned by her
family and become an outcast in
society.

Police interrogators were not
in the room during Jassim's
interview with the AP, but they
were in an adjoining chamber.

Jassim did not offer addition-
al details on her alleged role in
the attacks, but suggested she
was pressured into working with
the insurgency. She claimed that
Ansar al-Sunnah provided her a
house in Diyala, where she

-operated a shop selling the tra-

ditional robes for women called
abaya. She added, however, that
Ansar al-Sunnah once threat-
ened to bomb her house if she
did not cooperate. -

"I worked with (Ansar al-

‘so they can be imprisoned after

SAMIRA AHMED JASSIM is seen in a detention
facility in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 27, 2009.
The woman, nicknamed "Umm al-Mumineen,"
suspected of recruiting more than 80 female sui-
cide bombers has been arrested, the Iraqi military
said Tuesday, dealing a major blow to one of
the most effective forms of attacks in Iraq. Iraqi
military spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Mous-
sawi said the suspect had recruited more than 80
women willing to carry out attacks. and had admit-
ted masterminding 28 bombings in different
_areas, ,

Sunnah) for a year and a half,"
she told the AP. Women sui-
cide bombers are uncommon,
but not unknown, outside Iraq.
Among Palestinians, several
woman have carried out suicide
bombings for militant groups
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Govt reaffirms support for regattas









Desmond Bannister

@ By ERIC ROSE
Bahamas Information
Services

. MINISTER of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister said gov-

ernment’s budgeting of close to a half

million dollars to support regattas is
proof of its “ongoing commitment” to
supporting the sport.

“This is more than the government
gives to any other sport and we intend
to continue to support you,” Minister
Bannister said at a press conference
on Thursday.

He said that as a “Family Island
boy”, he is acutely aware of the impor-
tance of regattas to Bahamian com-

munities. “Many of the residents of
our Family Island settlements rely on
the income that they derive from the
regatta in their community to carry
them through the year,” he said.

“Tt is therefore critical for those of

‘us who are involved in regattas to

remember how much these communi-
ties depend on us and to seek to put
our differences away in the most amji-
cable fashion so that we can continue
to serve a useful purpose in our Fam-

"ily Island community.”

Minister Bannister said that regattas
cannot continue to be just “one big

party.”
Ways must be explored to help

Bahamians understand the rules and:

‘the intricacies of the sport, he said, so
that more people will actually watch
the races rather than completely ignore
them.

Warriors

“Too many, Bahamians go away

- from regattas without any idea of the

vast (array) of skills that you employ
during the races, in fact too few of
them know who the warriors of the
races are,” Minister Bannister said.
He said he is looking forward to
seeing the sport evolve so that a
vibrant youth movement can be devel-
oped through the passing on of boat.
building and sailing skills to a new gen-

Pentagon study: US should
pare Afghanistan goals

eration of Bahamians, so that the
“legacy of those who have given so
much for the development of the sport
of regatta in the Bahamas will contin-
ue to grow.”

“We as a ministry recognise and
support the importance of the won-
derful legacies left by our great sailors
and that is why last year the legendary
Captain Rolly Gray was inducted in
the National Sports Hall of Fame.

In fact, this year’s Hall of Fame Cal-
endar, he is Mr July. —

“All sailing organisations and regat-
ta committees will find this ministry
supportive of your effort to develop
the sport,” he said.








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WASHINGTON

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to shift U.S. military strategy in
Afghanistan, de-emphasizing
democracy-building and concen-
trating more on targeting Taliban
and al-Qaida sanctuaries inside
Pakistan with the aid of Pakistani
military forces, according to the
Associated Press.

Defense Secretary Robert
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pared by the Joint Chiefs ‘of Staff,
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to the White House, officials said
Tuesday. The recommendations
are one element of a broad policy
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with recommendations .to be con-
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the commander of the U.S: Cen-
tral Command, Gen. David
Petraeus, and other military lead-

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Tuesday that it will likely take
several weeks before the Obama
administration rolls.out its long-
term strategy for Afghanistan.

The Joint Chiefs' plan reflects.

growing worries that the U.S. mil-
itary was taking on more than it
could handle in Afghanistan by
pursuing the Bush administra-
tion's broad goal of nurturing a
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rather than propose a detailed
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did not say when they would be
made public. Obama intends, he
said, to "evaluate the current
direction of our policy and make
some corrections.as he goes for-
ward."

Pentagon spokesman Bryan

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with Pakistan is a critical compo-

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about.

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operation on their village in Qarabagh district of Ghazni, west of Kab-
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its border — a concern outlined
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Afghanistan, The official, who
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takes into account the powerful
tribes thatresist a strong central
government and the ties among
ethnic Pashtuns on either side of
the Afghan-Pakistan border.

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es a greater emphasis on U.S. mil-
itary training of Pakistani forces
for counter-terror work. ;

Pakistan's government is well
aware of growing U.S. interest in
collaborating to improve its mili-
tary's muscle against al-Qaida and
Taliban elements in the border
The topic has been
broached repeatedly by senior
U.S: officials, including Mullen.

The training efforts also would
expand and develop the Afghan
army and police force, while at
the same time.work to improve
Afghan governance. .

The report also stresses that
Afghan strategy must be driven
by what the Afghans want, and
that the U.S. cannot impose its |
own goals on the Afghanistan
government.

During discussions about a new
Afghanistan strategy, military
leaders expressed worries that the
U.S. ambitions in Afghanistan —
to stabilize the country and begin
to build a democracy there —

_were beyond its ability.

And as they tried to-balance
military demands in both Iraq and
Afghanistan, some increasingly

. questioned why the U.S. contin-

ued to maintain a war-fighting
force in Iraq, even though the
mission there has shifted to a
more support role. Those fight-
ing forces, they argued, were
needed more urgently in
Afghanistan.

Military leaders have been sig-
naling for weeks that the focus of
US. efforts in Afghanistan and
Pakistan would change.

Gates told armed services com-
mittees in Congress last week that
the U.S. should keep its sights on
one thing: preventing Afghanistan
from being used as a base for ter-
rorists and extremists who would
harm the USS. or its allies. He
bluntly added that the military
could not root out terrorists while
also propping up Afghanistan's
fledgling democracy.

"Afghanistan is the fourth or
fifth poorest country in the world,
and if we set ourselves the objec-
tive of creating some sort of Cen-
tral Asian Valhalla over there,
we will lose," Gates said,.a
mythology reference to heaven.

Sen. John McCain, the top
Republican on the Senate Armed
Services Committee, said Tues-
day that he was briefed last week
on the military's proposed: new
Afghan strategy, which he called
evolving but headed in the right
direction.

"There will be no Anbar awak-
ening," McCain, R-Ariz., told The
Associated Press, referring to the’
tribal uprising against al-Qaida
in Iraq's Anbar province that trig-
gered a turnaround in that con-
flict. "It will be long, hard and
difficult."

The Join Chiefs report's overall
conclusions were first reported
Saturday by The Associated
Press. Politico reported addition-
al details of the report Tuesday.

The U.S. is considering dou-
bling its troop presence in
Afghanistan this year to roughly
60,000, in response to growing
strength by the Islamic militant
Taliban, fed by safe havens they
and al-Qaida have developed in
an increasingly unstable Pakistan.




































































































































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CRYPTIC PUZZLE
Down
‘1, Brave father put up with
pain (6):
_ 2. Battle for the chairman's
seat? (5) :
He may make nurse go
out with him‘to the
theatre (7)
Awild animal but it’s all
-right, a quiet one (5)
Sabre is brandished in
club (7) :
Eastern country, producing
tea or rubber for
' instance (6)
First thing to make when
composing a spooner-
ism? (7,4)
Community centre for
retired ladies (7)
Take possession of
£1000 (7)
Stop and have a drink (6)
Slips things under the
microscope (6)
Work time
entertainment (5)
Infant raised to do
sums (3,2)

Across : :
_ 1' Beast of burden given first
aid (6)
4 Bent over twice (6) :
_ Bar and a club (7) -3
Not all isolated? (5)
Turning point (5)
Woolly couple (7)
No sign of a -
settlement? (11)
Many-on past performance
, would appear to toe the
line (7)
20, Floral decoration in plate
manufacture (5)

object to the subject of
Across

1. Actually (2,4)
4 Calm (6)

discussion (5) ;
Arched and jumped (7)
Call attention to

24-hour period of
prosperity (6)

A small department's

anger (7)
10 Outspoken (5)
11 Amalgamate (5)
12 Fastest land

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skilled personnel (6)

13 Poor consolation

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution Yesterday’s Easy Solution

(4,7)
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Changed places, 9 Aster, 10 Treadle,
11 Abbeys, 12 Gannet, 15 Bellows, 17
Repel, 19 Electric clock, 20 Trees, 21

_ Gunners.
Down: 1 Accra, 2 Lead to believe, 3
Eagerly, 4 To date, 5 Solve, 6
Accident-prone, 7 Dessert, 11
Ambient, 13 African, 14 Asking, 16
Oaths, 18 Lakes.

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corisequence, 9 Flora, 10 Artiste, 11 20
Frisky, 12 Trifle, 15 Referee, 17
Scent, 19 All in good time, 20 Musty,
21 Freight.

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Long-suffering, 7 Precede, 11
Firearm, 13 Residue, 14 Set off, 16
Rangy, 18 Treat. 25

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Source (6)

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Maintain in
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Hire on contract (7)
Small sailing boat
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Freedom from worry
(5,2,4)

Best (7)

Combat aircraft (7)
A cherry

brandy (6)

To estimate (6)
Drive back (5)

As a companion (5)

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(1999
edition).

word, each letter may be used once
only. Each must contain the centre
letter and there must be atleast
one nine-letter word. No plurals.

TODAY'S TARGET: .
Good 23; very good 35; excellent 45.
{or more). Solution tomorrow.

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Opening lead — five of clubs. -

When a defender should cover an
honor with ‘an honor is a question
that cannot be resolved by a univer-
sal general rule. The trouble is that
while it’s usually best to cover an
honor with an honor when declarer
seems about to finesse, there are
times when a defender shouldn’t do
So.

Actually, the governing principle
is to cover when it is advantageous
and not cover when it is disadvanta-
geous. Admittedly, this doesn’t help
much, since the final decision rests
on the defender’s judgment, but it’s

about as good a rule as can be for-
mulated. j

Take this case where West leads a
club, taken by South with the king,
and South-returns the jack of hearts.
Should West cover with the king?

There can be no doubt that ‘the
answer is yes. To confirm this, let’s
suppose West ducks the jack.
Declarer finesses and leads another
heart. West is forced to play the king,
and:declarer collects five heart tricks *
and makes four notrump.

Now suppose West covers the jack
with the king. Let’s assume declarer
wins with the ace and cashes the Q-
10, hoping for a 3-3 division. When
this does not materialize, South
scores only three heart tricks and
goes down one. This is due to West’s .
covering the jack, which promotes:
East’s nine into a stopper.

West covers because his king is
valueless if he ducks,-but serves a
useful purpose if East has any four
hearts. West can therefore gain some-
thing by covering, but he cannot lose.

Observe that if West covers the
jack, South has a countermeasure
available. He allows West’s king to
hold the trick, and thus makes four
heart tricks and the contract.
Declarer should not pin his hopes
entirely on a 3-3 heart break, but
should instead guard against a 4-2
division by conceding a trick to the
king.

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Arab prince in
‘major financing’
of Ginn project

m By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A “major financing”: deal,.
backed by an immensely
wealthy Arab prince, is being
put together to allow the $4.9
billion Ginn sur mer develop-
ment in Grand Bahama’s West
End to move forward, Tribune
Business can reveal. °

This newspaper has been
unable to identify the prince
involved, although he is said by
sources to come from Dubai/the
United Arab Emirates. It is
understood, though, that. while
his initial role has been that of
broker, arranging project
financing from European
sources for Ginn sur mer, he
may ultimately take a major.
equity stake in the Bahamian
mixed-use resort development

and work alongside Bobby.

Ginn to develop it..

The prince and his financing
consortium have recently
undertaken a 60-day due dili-
gence period on Ginn sur mer,

and have visited the project site .

in West End.

_ “He has been here twice now
over the last month or so,” one
source told Tribune Business of

SEE page 9B

|

Bahamas LNG project in
three-year US extension

‘Ml By NEIL HARTNELL_
vail ribune Business Editor

THE company seeking to
supply the Bahamas Electrici-

ty Corporation (BEC) and -

Florida with liquefied natural.
gas (LNG) has received’a three-
year. extension from US regu-
lators due.to the protracted wait
for Bahamian government
approval, Tribune Business can
confirm.

J. Mark Robinson, the Fed-
eral Energy Regulatory Com-
mission’s: (FERC) director for
its office of energy projects, said
in a January 22, 2009, letter to
AES Ocean Express’s attor-
neys: “Ocean Express is hereby
granted an extension of time
until and including January 29,
2012, to complete and make the
facilities authorised in the above.
referenced docket available for
service.’

Randolph McManus, AES’s
attorney at the US-based Baker
Botts law firm, had written to
the FERC on December 23,
2008, requesting an “additional
extension of time” for three:

years to enable AES “to com- :

plete its facilities due to contin-
uing efforts to.secure all needed
approvals from the Bahamian
government for portions of the
project located in the,
Bahamas”.

US approyal for the AES
LNG project was originally con-

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

consortium featuring a Los
Angeles-based real
estate/casino developer and a

global real estate banking

firm were yesterday: said by sources to
have signed a sales agreement to purchase
the $320 million Four Seasons Emerald
Bay Resort, Tribune Business can reveal.
Developer Barry Silverton was said to
have teamed up with Cushman & Wake-
field, the real estate broker and invest-
ment banking firm, to lead the bidding
race for the Exuma-based resort, which
has been in receivership for more than 18

months and endured several previous:sales -

agreements that ultimately fell through.

Multiple sources confirmed to Tribune, .
Business that the Four Seasons Emerald...

Bay Resort’s receivers, Pricewaterhouse-

Coopers (PwC), were now engaged. in
‘talks with the lead bidder for the proper-

ty, a sales agreement, or agreement. in

principle, having been signed as recently as
' last night.

“There is a buyer, and they appear to be »

pretty far into negotiations,” one source
told Tribune Business. The buying group

is understood to be represented by attor-:

_ney Elliot Lockhart, of Lockhart. &
Munroe, the former FNM MP for Exuma
and ex- magistrate.

Little is known about Mr. Silverton,

although an Internet search revealed that
his company, Silverton Broadcasting, owns
a TV station, KTWO-TV, which is the:
ABC affliate for Wyoming.

Tribune Business’s research also

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Los Angeles developer/casino owner and global real estate
investment firm said by sources to be leading race to buy
resort, with deal in principle signed with receivers

revealed that he has been involved with
real estate and casino development in US
states such as Utah and Nevada, although
the Ormsby House casino in Carson City,

: Nevada, when under his ownership during

the late 1990s, appears to have been
dogged by regulatory problems, according
to online articles published by the Nevada
media. All the charges and allegations
were denied: and contested by Mr Silver-

_ton.

The Four Seasons Emerald Bay Resort,
with its now- «closed Pinnacle Entertain-

‘ment casino, and casino licence, would be
van obvious attraction to Mr Silverton.

‘Apart ftom the Silverton/Cushman &

‘Wakefield c. consortium, Tribune Busi-

ness was, told: “There are three other bid-
ders involved, waiting in the wings, who
look good.”

Another source added: “] gather a pur-
chase proposal has been put in, and sub-
ject to government approval they’ re look-
ing to go ahead with it. It’s reached the
stage of meeting with the Government.”
Indeed, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
is.understood to have been informed of
developments.

«When. contacted by Tribune Business

_pesterday, Russell Downs, the London-

‘based PwC accountant acting as the Four

' Seasons Emerald Bay’s receiver, con-
firmed that he was in discussions “with a

very. small handful of parties who have
got the credibility to take the resort into
the next stage of its development”.

“It’s not helpful to the resort’s employ-
ees, the sales process and the wider com-
munity to speculate as to what’s obvious-
ly been a difficult transaction,” Mr Downs
said. “My position is that we have re-mar-
keted the site since Christmas, but until it’s
a done deal and closed, and the future of
the resort:secured, I’m not going to com-
ment: We’ve all been here before.

“We’re in discussions with-a couple of
parties who are credible, and once we’ve :
got a complete deal and all'the relevant
government approvals have. been
obtained, we’ll make‘a public announce-
ment. We need certainty now, and are in
discussions with several credible parties.

“We will make a statement once the
employees of the resort, the wider com-
munity and everyone who’s got an interest
can bredthe.a sigh of relief that a difficult .
receivership process has come to an end,
and that we’ve achieved what we all
thought we would at the beginning, and
that is to secure the future of the resort.”

The Four Seasons Emerald Bay
Resort’s ultimate creditor is the London
office of Japanese insurer Mitsui.

Tribune Business has been told by

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2009, due. to the wait for
Bahamian | ‘government
approval. .

Aaron Samson, AES Corpo-
ration’s LNG managing direc-
tor, and the project manager for
the Ocean Cay project, could
not be reached for comment
yesterday.

However, in his December
23, 2008, letter, AES’s attorney,
Mr. McManus, told FERC that
the previous extension request,

like the current one, had been’

made “due to unanticipated
delays associated with the
development by the Govern-
ment of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas of regulations for
the construction, maintenance
and decommissioning of LNG
terminal facilities.

“As recognised by. the
[FERC], the authorised pipeline

facilities are significantly inter-.

related to the new LNG termi-
nal and non-jurisdictional
pipeline in the Bahamas.”

Fast forwarding to the pre-
sent day, and developments
over the past two years, Mr
McManus wrote: “Since 2007,

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combat illegal tax evasion and
“plug the loopholes” being
exploited with impunity by
many businesses, a Bahamian
businessman told Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, arguing. that the
administration did not need oth-
ers to ‘step forward’ before it
could combat the problem.

The businessman, who in pre-
vious weeks had detailed how
Bahamian companies used
phoney and under-invoicing,
plus their own wholly-owned
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it had the will to use them.

Responding to Zhivargo
Laing, minister of state for
finance, who had pleaded for
members of the Bahamian pri-
vate sector and general public to
“come forward” and report in
confidence what evidence they
had on illegal tax and Customs
duty evasion, the businessman
said: “The Government controls
all of the necessary ‘evidence’ it
needs to catch these business
owners.

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concerns were expressed that
by slashing of cruise prices and
initiating numerous pronmo-
tions, the industry might suck
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hotels.

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Business Reporter



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Department is mulling changing
the policy governing the length of
time expatriate workers are be
able ‘to hold and re-apply for work
permits in the Bahanias, but adop-
tion of any change - via policy or
statute - could be a long way away.

Minister of State for Immigra-
tion, Branville McCartney, said
the Government recognised that
many expatriate workers use
repeated work permit renewals to
bide their time until they were eli-
gible to apply for permanent resi-
dency.

He said several other Caribbean
countries limited the. amount. of
time saci HATER were able!

Work permit policy change mulled

to stay in their nations on work
permits, something he said the
Bahamas could possibly emulate,

“We are looking at individual
cases and determining the mat-
ters, as to whether or not these
persons are using this as a vehicle
for more permanent status in the
Bahamas,” said Mr McCartney.

Tribune Business had revealed
earlier this week that the business
community was expressing con-
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Department of Immigration was
talking about changing the policy
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The current policy, Mr
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the first Ingraham administration,
was that expatriate workers who
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to renew the work. permit once

you get to the ninth permit or the
ninth year, because they don’t
want you to be entitled to apply
for permanent. residency,” Mr
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This, he suggested, was the
.wrong approach, and said it would
be better if the Government
increased the time period from 10
yéars to, say, 15 years. It appeared
-as,if.it was looking to adopt the
Cayman and Bermuda approach,
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dimits for their presence.



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AN outside view of the British Colonial Hilton, Bay Street...

Marina lawsuit: IGY has no
connection with property site

& By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



\

THE parties previously embroiled
in a now-settled $85 million lawsuit
‘over a failed marina project adjacent
to downtown Nassau’s British Colo-
nial Hilton hotel yesterday confirmed
that the New York-based developer
who instigated the action no longer
had any interest in the property ear-
marked for development. :

In an agreed statement, Island
Global Yachting and its affiliate, and
the British Colonial Development
Company, its two shareholders and

affiliates, confirmed:that the-litiga- -
tion between them..“has.been settled ...::

amicably by mutual agreement among
all concerned, and without imputa-



tion of fault or liability to any party”.

And, confirming Tribune Business’s
exclusive story on Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 3, 2009, they said: “The parties
have determined not to proceed with
their anticipated joint venture at the
British Colonial property on Bay

. Street & Marlborough, and IGY no

longer has any connection with the
property.”

The Hilton, both sides added, was
not party to the lawsuit.

While the settlement terms were
said to be confidential, it is likely that,
at the very least, IGY recovered its
$200,000 deposit from the former

osts it incurred in- developing the:
project.
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come from obtaining all the neces-
sary permits and approvals from the
Bahamian government; economic,
engineering and environmental
assessments required for the devel-
opment; and architectural and other
planning work.

The move to settle the dispute coin-
cided with a January 21, 2009, inter-
locutory ruling on the dispute by
Judge Charles Edward Ramos, who
found that the British Colonial Devel-
opment Company, its two property
affiliates and Mr Allen had a potential
case to answer in relation to several
grounds alleged by IGY.

Howéver;Judge Ramos threw out
the:chargesilevied by IGY against the
resort’s two major shareholders, PRK
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Judge Ramos’s judgment was a rel-

atively strange one, in that he repeat-
ed the allegations made by IGY in
its lawsuit in such a way as to poten-
tially confuse readers into thinking
they were findings or statements of
fact.

IGY had alleged its ‘investment
vehicle, IGY Ocean Bay Properties,
had signed an agreement to acquire
five acres of undeveloped waterfront
land in Nassau on November 7, 2005,
from the British Colonial Develop-

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IGY would acquire the land by paying
$8 million in cash and providing a $10
million equity interest to the Hilton
companies in the joint venture.

Still, the lawsuit’s settlement now
allows both parties to. move. on, and
clears the way for the British Colonial
Development Company and its share-
holders to focus on the existing
resort’s ongoing $15 million upgrade
and future developnient.

A $40 million loan from Scotiabank
has already been re-finance with First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas), and the hotel’s owners
can also turn their attention to devel-
oping the property formerly part of
the IGY deal. Besides a marina, the
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 5B







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THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
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e Possess LLB or other law degree.

° Have approximately 3-5 years experience in financial services in the areas of trust,
banking and investments,

° Have the ability to review sometimes complex legal documents relating to special projects
and to confidently communicate with overseas legal and tax advisors on the same.

° Bea seasoned professional who is capable of leading a project and coordinating its
various parts, |

¢ Be capable of understanding and administering complex fiduciary structures,

« Be comfortable in reviewing financial statements, and have a basic understanding of
inves tment and financial t transactions. |

e Have a full understanding of corporate structures and the responsibliities of Directors and
corporate formalities. |

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

¢ Have uncompromising personal and business ethics,

Successful candidate will work directly with Senior Management in the administration of
complex private fiduciary arrangements. Responsibilities include regular contact with
overseas affiliates, associated trust, banking and investment professionals, as well as legal
counsel and advisors

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, February 13, 2009 as
follows:

The President
Tradelnvest Asset Management Ltd.
either by private facsimile (242) 702-2040

or by mail as follows: ’ é
LYFORD MANOR, WEST BUILDING
~ LYFORD CAY ~ P.0,BOX N7776 (Slot 193) ~ NASSAU, N.P., THE BAHAMAS
Telephone (242) 702-2000 ~ Facsimile (242) 702-2002





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Hotel concerns on cruise price cutting

not underestimating the need
to attract stopover visitors, who
continue to book last minute
vacations, making projections
for 2009 difficult.

“Everything is coming in so

late,” said deputy director-gen-
eral Tommy Thompson. “Any
projections are totally out of the
window. Bookings are coming
in a week before the people
arrive.”

The disparity between the
number of cruise ship visitors
and stopover visitors has always

been of great concern to the ,

hotel industry, whose guests,

per person, spend more money

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responsible for ensuring the successful operation of a comprehensive ~
stewardship programme that involves College of The Bahamas Council -
Members, Senior College: Administrators: and “key maknntects.

Specific duties and responsibilities will involve: participating in the
development and implementation of stewardship strategies that
strengthen long term relationships with major donors; organizing team
strategies to develop stewardship plans for donors at various recognition
levels within the major gift programme; collaborating with fundraising
staff to develop acknowledgement and recognition procedures for
_ major and leadership gifts and preparing summaries that serve as
background for executive meetings and conversations with major

donors.

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candidates should submit a detailed resume and cover letter of interest

onshore than cruise passengers
- about $1,200 compared to $60

' per passenger.

The Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion’s president, Robert Sands,
said the average cruise passen-
ger spends about one-twelfth
the amount that stopover pas-
sengers would, underscoring the
need to entice visitors to book
hotel rooms instead of travel
via cruise line. But he said’the

spending cruise passengers

bring will be advantageous dur-
ing this recessionary period.
“If I were to look at it from
another. perspective, since the
Bahamas represents the largest
share of the three or four-day
cruising sector, the Bahamas

should be the beneficiary of that -.

arrangement and this may shore
up tourist arrivals from the
cruising sector during this diffi-
cult period,” said Mr Sands.

~ “It would be difficult for them
(cruise passengers) to spend
much less than they are spend-
ing on average now, under-
standing that a lot of their
onshore experience is related

FROM page 1B

informed sources that Mitsui is
now prepared to be flexible on
the purchase price, with some
telling this newspaper that it
had come down from its initial
$125-$130 million target to pos-
sibly as low as $50 million.

The Japanese insurer is said -

to be thoroughly sick of the
entire situation, and wants to
get out as quickly as possible,
the resort having been in
receivership since mid-June
2007. °

Effecting a rapid sale is also
likely to be key for the investors

_who acquired real estate at

Emeral@ Bay and nearby devel-
opments such as Grand Isle Vil-
las, not to mention the resort’s

- 500-strong workforce, given the’
'- increasing likelihood that Mitsui

will close the entire complex in
the coming months if no buyer
is forthcoming.

The closure of the Emerald
Bay Resort’s marina pre-Christ-
mas, although this was subse-
quently reversed by a court

‘ injunction, has been taken by

many observers of the situation
as a sign of things to come.

For the stories
behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays

to sightseeing, souvenir pur-
chases and maybe some bever-
age, because all their meals are
included on board. So there
may not be any impairment to

that level of expenditure per

head from the’cruise ship pas-
senger during this time.”

Mr Sands said the immediate
benefits for hotels and the econ-

omy at large would be fora.

cruise ship passenger to enjoy a
positive experience and decide
to return as a stopover visitor to
the Bahamas.

“Tf that cruise passenger

' decides to visit a land-based
operation, whether it be hotels

in the East or hotels in the West
- or whatever type of activity -
and -that experience is positive,
it is likely they will come back,”
said Mr Sands. “There are those
synergies.” _

Cruise lines have been cut-

. ting rates-in half in an-attempt

to attract customers as. the
tourism industry softens due to
the economic downturn. Three

and four days cruises are '

becoming the norm in e-mail

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advertisements and offers that
entice even the most budget-
minded traveller.

According to Director of
Cruise Development at the
Ministry of Tourism, Carla Stu-
art, the Bahamas remains very
competitive within the cruise
market because cruises are’ still
affordable, many passengers
originate in the US and many
cruises depart from Miami and

_ Florida ports.

“The Bahamas is still an
attractive destination,” she said.

Ms Stuart said the Bahamas
will, become even more com-
petitive as cruises lines roll out
new ships with greater passen-
ger capacity, and add Bahamian
ports to their itineraries.

The world market situation
is forcing cruise lines to do dras-
tic things to attract business, Mr
Sands said, bringing additional
pressure to bear on the hotel
sector.

But price cutting to match the
cruise industry is not the answer
at this point in time, Mr Sands
added.

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only to the claims of which they shall
then have had notice.

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if Jeannine Marie Therese Dusseault
a.k.a. Jeannine Marie Therese
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are requested to make full settlement
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 7B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



Treasury recalls
its seven-year note

@ By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Treasury Department is
bringing back the seven-year
note and doubling the number
of its 30-year bond auctions as it
works to handle a soaring bud-
get deficit projected to top $1
trillion this year.

Treasury said. Wednesday
that it will begin auctioning sev-
en-year notes once a month

’ starting later this month, and
will auction 30-year bonds eight
times annually, up from the cur-
rent four per year. The last time
the government needed to auc-
tion seven-year notes was in
1993.

The government also said it
will auction $67 billion next
week in three-year, 10-year and
30-year Treasury securities, a
record amount at a quarterly
refunding.

The department on Monday
said it will need to borrow $493
billion during the current Jan-
uary-March quarter, a record
amount for this period. That
borrowing estimate follows
actual borrowing of $569 bil-
lion in the October-December
period, the all-time high for any
quarter.

The Congressional Budget
Office is projecting the deficit
for the current budget year will

hit a record $1.19 trillion. That :

estimate does not include the
cost of President Barack Oba-

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are

| making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a

i good cause, campaigning

| for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

H If so, call us on 322-1986 |
and share your story.

“Tf we can promote deep
and liquid markets, we

will continue to attract

capital. We



ma’s economic stimulus pro-
gramme, which is now above
$900 billion in the measure
being considered in the Senate.
Wall Street bond traders
expect the total deficit for this
year will hit $1.63 trillion. The
estimates for this-year are far
above last year’s $454.8 billion
imbalance, the largest-ever
annual deficit. The deficit for
the first three months of this
budget year, which began Oct.
1, totaled $485.2 billion, already
higher than last year’s record.
The deficit is ballooning
because of the increased gov-
ernment spending to combat
the worst financial crisis to hit
the country since the 1930s, and
a recession that is already the
longest in a quarter-century.

Karthik Ramanathan, Trea- .

sury’s acting assistant secretary
for financial markets, told
reporters at a briefing that the
department was not concerned

believe that.”

— Karthik Ramanathan |

the massive amount of govern-
ment borrowing will push up

interest rates.

“If we can promote deep and
liquid markets, we will continue
to attract capital. We believe
that,” he said. oe

Treasury was_considering
other actions to deal with the
rising borrowing needs, includ-

~ ing expanding the size of the

current mix of securities being
offered for sale, Ramanathan
said. Under the department’s

current estimates, the govern- -

ment will reach the debt ceil-
ing of $11.3 trillion in the first,
half of this year, he added.

Before that occurs, the
administration will have to ask
Congress to pass legislation to
raise the borrowing limit, a
request certain to prompt a vig-
orous debate over the explod-
ing deficits and what threats
they will pose to the country in
coming years.

Legal Notice

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_ RELIC LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

ss

Notice is hereby givWp that in accordance with Section, 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000 the Dissolu-
tion of RELIC LTD. has been completed, a Certificate of Dis-
solution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies.

2009.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the 21st January

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Bahamians for position of VICE PRINCIPAL of St. Anne’s School Preparatory
Department beginning September 2009.

The Applicant must have a degree in Education from. a recognized
University, with atleast 5 years accumulative experience. The applicant must also be
computer literate.

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Key job functions and responsibilities include:

- Assisting with staff supervision and evaluation
- Admissions and student orientation

Scheduling (Timetables; examinations, invigilations)
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Administration of School and External examinations

Oversee Inventory
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of educational philosophy and recent photograph must be sent to:

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
ANGLICAN CENTRAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

“P.O. BOX N-656
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The Deadline for Applications is Friday, February 20th, 2009



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RAINBOW ACTION FUND LTD.





VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

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(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000 the
Dissolution of RAINBOW ACTION FUND LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register of Com-
Besides the additional costs panies. ; .
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package and left the second half
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THE TRIBUNE



ee ee
Government has ‘all tools needed’ to halt tax evasion

FROM page 1B

need at your beck and call.
Unfortunately, no one wants to
fix the system since so many
people profit from it and, of
course, no politician wants to
find himself in the position of
having to pursue charges against
his party supporter, friend,
church brother, cousin, uncle,
sister, or even father. Unfortu-
nately that is exactly what you
are there to do, provide justice
to all for all, no matter the
price.”

The businessman added: “I
have provided many clear
examples of how ‘major’ com-
panies in the Bahamas are using
loopholes to defraud the gov-
ernment of millions, if not hun-
dreds of millions, of dollars in

revenue. I am not talking about
the small ghetto corner store
here; I'am speaking of main-
line, large operations - stores
that have built their business
and personnel fortunes on these
large, gaping holes. All without
having to pay off any corrupt
officials.

“You have all the resources
necessary to carry out your
internal investigations, find the
loopholes, see who has been
exploiting them, pursue them,
plug the holes, and set up a new
system which remains dynam-
ic, not static. That has been a
basic problem since the begin-
ning, in that no one has been
held accountable to stay ahead
of the criminal elements trying

to beat the taxation system, nor -

actually prosecuting those guilty
of defrauding the Govern-

CELEHARVEST TRADING LIMITED
(Company number 71,368 B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

| Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies.
| Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and

| dissolution of the Company commenced on the 3rd day of February,

) 2009 and that Pine Limitéd of Devonshire House, Queen Street, PO.
) Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

*

Dated this 3rd day of February, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator

ment.”

He was backed by another
businessman who, speaking to
Tribune Business on condition
of anonymity, agreed that the
Government had all the neces-
sary tools to_prosecute and
investigate tax evasion through
the Customs Management Act.

In addition, this businessman
said it was unlikely anyone with
real evidence on fraud and tax
evasion would approach the
Government, Customs Depart-
ment or proper authorities,
since they would be the very
same people exploiting the cur-
rent loopholes.

The businessman said: “I
think the Minister needs
reminding that the Customs

/Management Act provides for
the Comptroller to investigate .

fraud where he can prove it

exists. In asking the public to
come forward he is asking the

public to do the Comptroller’s

job.

“Also, the only ones who can
provide tangible evidence of
fraud are either those doing it,.a
group very unlikely to confess,
or Bahamas Customs, as they
should have documentation on
imports.”

. Mr.Laing had last week said

it would be impossible for the |

administration to take action
against alleged tax evasion
offenders unless it was*support-
ed by evidence. . -
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

BRIGHT HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Company number 101,591 B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of BRIGHT HOLDINGS. LIM-
ITED hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of BRIGHT
HOLDINGS LIMITED has been completed in accordance with the

‘Articles of Dissolution and that BRIGHT HOLDINGS LIMITED
has been dissolved as of 30th day of December, 2008.

Dated this 3rd day of’ February, 2009

Pine Limited °
Liquidator



come forward and provide us
with the information he knows,
we could prosecute.”

He added that witnesses pto-
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”.

However, in his e-mail
response to Tribune Business,

“be on the look-out for busi-
nesses that all of a sudden pay
considerably more duty than
they did in the past seven-years,

‘and go back to compare. your

the businessman said he and.
others would only “put our own.

lives, families, businesses,
employees and their families at
grave risk” by coming forward if
the Government showed it was
“serious enough” about taking

action against illegal operations,

records to hold them account-
able as to why”.

Suggesting that the Govern-
ment and Customs Department
take a leaf out of the private
sector’s book, the businessman
added: “I want change, to fix
our current loopholes, and
accountability for the past his-
tory, which many have made
themselves millionaires from.

“Tt is my-job.as the business
owner to. constantly assess and

' fix lost revenue issues within

such as numbers houses, and:

holding those behind them - and

my own business. As I find ways
that employees or customers
have found -to circumvent my
revenue stream, I close those

‘holes. From time to time an

officials who allegedly allowed

them to operate - accountable.
“ When is the last. time the
Government has held any one

employee or customer may
reveal other ways that I myself

' have not discovered yet, but it is

accountable - financially, crim-.

inally, and certainly publicly -
for, defrauding the Govern-
ment,” the businessman asked.
“No sir, I will not step forward
yet, as the foundation of trust

my responsibility to close those
holes and, if I can, catch the
ones using those holes to cur-

_ rently steal from my business.

and accountability are still not

there forme to do so.’
Stating that accountability
was all-important, the business-

- man questioned whether the

Government would - if it closed

- all the tax evasion loopholes -

For the stories
behind the
news, read

Insight on
Mondays



“This sends a clear signal to
all-current employees and ‘cus-
tomers that theft will not be tol-
erated in any shape or form,
and if you do the crime, then
you will do the time.”

The businessman had previ-
ously suggested that the Gov-

- ernment tackle the problem by

examining how much foreign
currency Bahamian businesses
were obtaining from commer-
cial banks to finance their pur-
chases of imported inventory.
Customs would then compare
this sum with the value of

imported inventory declared to

them, and the amount of duty
paid, any differences and dis-
crepancies highlighting where

‘potential tax evasion had tak-

en place.

Legal Notice
NOTICE
INTERVILLINGS
INVESTMENTS LTD.

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of INTERVILLINGS INVESTMENTS
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has

| been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off

the Register:

vse Vin cow

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE —
TGC (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section.

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
‘the dissolution of TECHNIGLOBAL MANAGEMENT
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-
tion has been issued and the Company has ‘therefore been

struck off the Register.

‘

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) °



Legal Notice

NOTICE
TIBALD VENTURES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
‘the dissolution of TIBALD VENTURES 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
ACE TRADING |
MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ACE TRADING MANAGEMENT LIM-

ITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therelore been struck off

the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE —
TECHNIGLOBAL ~
MANAGEMENT LIMITED

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

the dissolution of TECHNIGLOBAL MANAGEMENT
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-

tion has been issued and the Company, bas. therefore been

suck off the Re gister, t

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE.
THE GULFPORT
INVESTMENT LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

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

dissolution of THE GULFPORT INVESTMENT 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)

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, SYM ANTONNE
TAYLOR of COMMONWEALTH BLVD. P.O. BOX CB-

13517, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to

ANTONNE SYM TAYLOR. [If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742,
NassauiBahamas: no later than: thirty (80) days after the:
ublication of this notice.» \: :

NOTICE is hereby given that IZMONA MOLTIMER of

BLUE HILL 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 5° day of February, 2009 to the Minister
fesponsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-
7147, Nassau’ Bahamas.

Legal Notice’
NOTICE ——
CRYSTAL KEY
INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CRYSTAL KEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-,
tion has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
j (Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
SING SING LIMITED

TS thetatannatnnttee

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Re gister.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





IA PniIDVUINN

Arab prince in ‘major financing’ of Ginn project

FROM page 1B

the Arab Prince. “They’re talk-
ing about purchasing and buy-
ing in, and having a controlling
interest in it.”

That second sentence, Tri-
bune Business understands, is
a little ahead of the game, the
prince having so far acted more
as a broker in arranging project
financing for Ginn sur mer,
which is said.to be coming from
Swiss sources.

While the financing deal is
not complete, sources close to
developments yesterday indi-
cated to Tribune Business that
the prince was 'ikely to take an
equity stake in the West End
development in the future,
although when is unknown.

“A major financing to allow
Bobby Ginn to move forward



FROM page 1B

AES Ocean LNG, have been

diligently seeking approval from

the Bahamian government.
“During that time, the Gov-

with the development of the
property, free and clear”, is
being put together, confirmed
a source to Tribune Business.

When contacted by Tribune
Business yesterday, Ryan Juli-
son, Ginn’s vice-president of
communications, did not refute
the information received by this
newspaper.

He said: “We are in discus-
sions with a variety of potential
capital sources on an ongoing
basis.”

Ginn Clubs & Resorts and its
financing partner, US real estate
private equity fund, Lubert
Adler, last year reached an

‘agreement with a Credit Suisse-

led consortium over its $675
million loan default that will see
them develop the West End
project via a joint venture part-
nership with the lending syndi-

Bahamas ING project in
three-year US extension

ernment of the Bahamas has
made significant progress in its
LNG regulatory regime, and |
the parties have continued
negotiations respecting the
Heads of Agreement, final

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby advised that |, IMANE AKIRA

CHELSEA BE

L of 14 FERDINAND DRIVE, P.O.

BOX FH-14343 REGENCY PARK, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,

intend to change my name to CELESTE MONIQUE
BETHEL. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
| Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication

of this notice.



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_ TEACHING VACANCY






Temple Christian High School

ShirleyStreet

Invites. applications. from qualified ‘Christian |



teachers for the *following positions for (the

2009-2010 School Year

-Journalism/Literature (Gr/ 10-12)

-Math (Gr. 7-12)

-Physics (Gr. 10-12)

-Religious Knowledge Bible (Gr. 7-12)

-Agriculture (Gr.7-9)
-Technical Drawing (Gr. 7-12) ©
-Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)

-Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)

-Spanish (Gr.7-12)
- -Geography/History (Gr. 10-12)

-Chemistry

-Business Studies (Gr, 10-12)
-Health Science (Gr. 7-9)

-General Science (Gr.7 -9)
-Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12).

-Music (Gr. 7-12)

-Biology.(Gr. 10-12)
~-Language Arts/Literature (Gr. 7-12)
-Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)

-Food Nutrition (Gr. 10-12)
-Clothing Construction (Gr. 10-12)
-Social Studies (Gr. 7-9)

-Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)

AP licants must:
é 1

e a practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of
‘Faith of Temple Christian School.

B Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or
higher from a recognized College or Univerity
in the area of specialization, poe ana hich

C. Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or.

Diploma.

D. Have at least two years teaching
experience in the relevant subject area
with excellent communications skills.

E. Applicants must have the ability to a
students for all examinations to the BJ

BGCSE levels.

f

F. Be willing to participate in the high
school’s extra curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the High
School Office on Shirley Street and be returned
with a full curriculum vitae, recent coloured
photograph and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline for application is

€

March 6th, 2009

cate.

The $675 million loan facility
held a mortgage over half Gin-
n’s more than 2,000-acre prop-
erty at West End, largely the
land allocated for lot and real
estate development - some
1,400 lot sites.

However, Tribune Business

understands that the core casino ,

and resort development, and
some 500 acres on the north
side of Ginn sur mer, are not
covered by the mortgage. It is
the development of these prop-
erties that will be financed by
the new package being put
together, by the Arab prince and
his group.

Ginn Development Company
had also placed into escrow
some $160 million to finance
infrastructure work at West
End, funds that were not affect-

approval of which would allow
AES Ocean LNG to begin con-
struction on the LNG terminal.

-Ocean Express anticipates that

an agreement between the
LNG developer..and- the
Bahamian government will be
forthcoming, allowing the pro-

ject to move forward as .

planned.”

Urging the FERC to grant
the three-year extension to
AES Ocean Express LNG ter-
minal and pipeline to come into
full operation, Mr McManus
said: “This extension will allow
Ocean Express sufficient time
to finalise the Heads of Agree-
ment and other arrangements
with the Bahamian government,
and to complete construction
of the facilities authorised in the
Commission’s January 29
Order, thus providing for a sig-
nificant new source of imported

_LNG to meet the needs of the

domestic [US] market - a goal.
the Commission has recognised
on numerous occasions as
important for the national inter-
estes gh

The ‘proposed 95-mile LNG

“pipeline would run between
“Ocean Cay, off Bimini, and

Dania Beach, Florida.’‘AES also
wants to construct a terminal to
receive liquefied natural gas
from ocean tankers, store the
liquid gas, re-convert it into nat-
ural gas through warming and
send it to the United States
through its pipeline.

AES has shown commend-
able patience during an almost
seven-year wait for approval by
the Bahamian government, and
modified its proposal last year
to offer to supply BEC with
LNG to drive its power stations
on New Providence.

AES had projected that BEC
could save between $1.4 billion
to $4 billion - $80 million to
$210 million per annum - in fuel
costs over a 15-year period if it
switched to using LNG, based
on two sets of data for future
global oil prices.
cost of converting BEC’s sev-
en to eight combustion turbines
at Blue Hills to take LNG was
between $1-$1.5 million each,
making a maximum total of $12
million.



BAHAINVIAS REALTY 11
COMMERCEAL
In asseciation wilh:

CBRE

CB RICHARD ELLIS

W. Larry Roberts

T: 242.396.0026 | C: 242.424.7933

lroberts @bahamasrealty.bs

Donald Martinborough

T: 242.396.0029 | T: 242.396.0000
dmartinborough @ bahamasrealty.bs

www.BahamasCommercial.com



“ed by the syndicated loan

It had also predicted that the -



NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSENESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

default or its restructuring.

Tribune Business under-
stands that the “major marina”
for mega yachts at Ginn sur mer
has effectively been carved out
and, when completed, will be
able to hold at least 15 mega
yachts - those 150 feet and
greater in length. Ginn is also
poised to spend an eight to
nine-figure sum on the project
site this year, this newspaper
has been told.

The involvement of Middle
Eastern funds with Ginn, much
like the Chinese involvement
with Baha Mar, shows how Asia
and the Middle East are the
best sources of equity and pro-
ject finance right now, with the
credit crunch having left Euro-
pean and US markets in disar-
ray.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act. (No. 45 of 2000),
CARGO MANAGING ASSOCIATES INCORPORATED.
is in dissolution. Mrs. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can
be contacted at Winterbotham Place. Marlborough & Queen
Streets. Nassau, Bahamas. All person having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator
before the 23rd dav of February, 2009.



















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THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 11B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

. US stimu
now over $900)

lm By ANDREW TAYLOR
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The cost of President Barack
Obama’s economic recovery
plan now exceeds $900 billion
after the Senate added money
for medical research and tax
breaks for car purchases.

It could go higher Wednes-
day if a tax break for homebuy-
ers is made more generous,
even as centrists in both parties
promise to clear away spending
items that won’t jump-start the

* economy immediately.

In an interview on CNN,

- Obama signaled a willingness

to drop items that “may not
really stimulate the economy
right now.” He also signaled
he’ll try to remove “buy Amer-
ican” provisions in the legisla-
tion to avoid a possible trade
war.

In a victory for auto manu-
facturers and dealers, Sen. Bar-
bara Mikulski, D-Md., won a
71-26 vote to allow most car
buyers to claim ‘an income tax
deduction for sales taxes paid
on new autos and interest pay-
ments on car loans. The break
would cost $11 billion over the
coming decade but could mean
savings of $1,500 on a $25,000
car.

“Just as we need to get the
housing market going, we negd
to get auto sales going,” said
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

Wednesday’s session could
produce even more generous
savings for homebuyers. -

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.,
is pressing for a tax credit of up
to $15,000 for everyone who
buys a home this year, at a cost
of $18.5 billion. The pending
measure would award a $7,500
tax credit only to first- time
homebuyers.

At the same time, centrist
senators, including Ben Nelson,
D-Neb., and Susan Collins, R-

Maine, are seeking to cut tens |
of billions of dollars from the
legislation. They’re operating
with the blessing of Democrat-
ic leaders, who hope.a success-

Tao



IN THIS October 12, 2008, file pho-
to, an American flag flutters in the
wind, attached to the window of
an unsold sedan at’a Dodge deal-
ership in the south Denver suburb
of Littleton, Colo. In the economic
stimulus package working its way
through Congress, people who buy
new cars in:2009 can deduct the
interest payments and sales taxes
from their taxable income under
the Senate bill. The House bill does-
n't-have that tax break.

(AP Photo: David Zalubowski)

ful effort could attract some

GOP votes for Obama’s plan.

Obama summoned Collins to
a White House meeting
Wednesday afternoon, a Collins
aide said.

Democratic leaders conced-
ed they may soon be obliged to
cut billions of dollars from-the
measure. “It goes without say-
ing if it’s going to- pass in the
Senate, it has to be bipartisan,”

said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illi- °

nois, the second-ranking Demo-
cratic leader, adding that rank-
and-file lawmakers in both par-
ties want to reduce the cost of
the bill.

In aseries of skirmishes Tues-
day, the Senate turned back a

proposal'to add'$25 billion for:

public works. projects and voted

MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES



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to remove a $246 million tax
break for movie producers.
Both moves were engineered
by Republicans who are criti-

‘cal of the bill’s size and voice
- skepticism of its ability to create
jobs.

_ But several hours later, GOP
conservatives didn’t contest
approval of a $6.5 billion
increase in research funding for
the politically popular National
Institutes of Health. Phat
amendment, by ‘Tom Harkin,
D-lowa, drove the price tag of
Obama’s plan just above $900
billion.

Democratic leaders have
pledged to have the bill ready
for Obama’s signature by mid-
month, and in a round of net-
work television interviews Pucs-
day, the president underscored
the urgency. He told CNN that
even three months ago, most
economists would not have c pre-
dicted the economy was “in as
bad of a situation as we are in
right now.”

He also spoke out against
efforts to require the use of
domestic steel in construction
projects envisioned in the bill.
telling Fox News, “We can't
send a protectionist message.”

Mikulski’s office put the cost
of the automobile tax break she
sponsored at $11 billion over !0
years. It would apply to the tirst
$49,500 in the price of a new
car purchased between. last
November 12 and December
31, 2009. Individuals with
incomes of up to $125,000 and
couples earnings as much as
$250,000 could qualify, includ-
ing those who do not itemize
their deductions. ~

Republicans are expected to
seek a vote laterin’ 9 week c
vvermineit
into the mortgage industry in
an attempt to drive down inter:
est rates on mortgages to as low
as four per cent. Democrats
treaded carefully on the pro-
posal, saying they would con-
sider it but also claiming the
$300 billion Republicans allo-
cated*would not.come close to
accommodating-the demand.





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Lot No. 6, Caroline Estates

Appraisal: $165,091.50

‘All that lot of land having 'an area of 4,800 sq ft. being lot
No. 6 of the subdivision known and designated as Caroline
Estates, the said subdivision situated in the western district
of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is
a structure comprising of a 3 yr old single family residence
consisting of approximately 1,255 sq. ft of enclosed living
space, with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining rooms
and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level: however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility-of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds aré fairly kept, with improvements
including walkway and low shrubs. The yard is not enclosed.
Fence post are in place for fencing.



Travel west on Cowpen Road, pass the stop light at Cowpen and Faith Ave. make the first left after stop
light. The subject property is the Sth house left painted Olive trimmed White.



Crown Allotment 72, Murphy Town, Abaco





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in a hurricane.

rectangular in shape.

Appraisal: $239,000.00

All that parcel of Jand having an approximate area of 7.560
sq ft. being lot #12, a portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment # 79. Located on this property is an approximately
6yr old single storey triplex with a living area of approximate!)
2,658 sq, ft. & consisting of two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom
units, & one I-bedroom, I-bathroom unit. all with living/dining
room & kitchen. The structure is in good condition with
future life of approximately 30 yrs. The land is at.road level
& about 20ft above sea level, with no likelihood of Hooding
There ‘is virtually no landscaping

Appraisal: $256,000.00

Lot No. 6, Block 10, Millars Heights Subdivision
\ C \ All that lot of land having an area of approximately 7.500

A sq ft, being lot 6, block 10, of the subdivision known as
Millars Heights, the said subdivision situated in the
southwestern district of New Providence and located on the
western side of East Avenue. Situated on the property ts ai
approximately 4yr old single story residence with
approximately 1,672 sq. ft. of enclosed living space &
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms. living/dining room,
family room, kitchen, laundry room, entry foyer, small entry
porch & back patio. The land is on a grade and level and

Travelling west on Carmichael Road go pass bamboo shack, then turn left onto East Ave. alter crossing High
Street the subject property is the 3rd houser< on the right hand side of the road painte d light blue (immed

white.



VACANT PROPERTY

Lot No. 14, South Ocean Beach



All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land having an area of 1.148 acres, being lot #14 of the subdivision
known as South Ocean Beach, the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence
Bahamas. This property is zonned residential single family/multi family, The land is sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the vear

Appraisal: $247,000.00
Travelling west on Carmichael Road to Coral Harbour roundabout take [st entrance on the lett, Coral Heights
west, the subject property is the 7th vacant lot on the right handside of Victor Road,

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the two duplex buildings consist of approximately 3,288.46 sq.
of 49. sq. ft.

Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 5,000
sq ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision known as ©
Dorsetteville which is situated in the southern district of.
New Providence located on this property is an approximately
25yr old single family residence comprising of approximately
1,162 sq ft & consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen,
living, dining room & carport. The land is on a grade and
level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
~~ the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods. The
grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises.
The yard has chained linked fencing at the sides and back. ,
Appraisal: $149,016.00

Traveling East Street South, turn right at porky’s service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th corner on the right
(Raynell Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.

Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot # 186,
of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways, situated in
the western district of New Providence. Located on this property
is a single family residence comprising of approximately:2,482 sq.
ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets,
2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, dining, family & utility rooms with office
(loft), the residence is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic
doors the land is ona grade and level; the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during

Appraisal: $427,726.80

Take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive.
the subject property will be the 1st house on the right side painted all white.



heavy rainy periods.

: EXUMA .

LOT NO. 1652, BAHAMA SOUND SECTION 3
parcel or lot of-land having an area of approximately 5,000 sq ft,
being lot 1652, situated in a registéred subdivision known as Bahama
Sound of Exuma section 3, the said subdivision situated
approximately 2 miles southeast of George Town. Situated on this
property is 2 yrs old single family two storey building consisting
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, livingroom, diningroom and kitchen,
with approximately 1,250 sq. ft of enclosed living space. the building
is structurally sound and is generally in good condition. however
the exterior section of the building is in need of painting. the lot is
square in shape on elevation of approximately 15 ft above sea level.
“no adverse site conditions were noted .
an, She APPRAISAL: $185,636.50
property located on the northeastern side of the old airport road
about 2 miles south east of the settlement of George Town. Painted



DUNDAS TOWN ‘(ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b~
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land

is a portion of one‘of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment

parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,

being just under a quarter acre in size and on the

lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt

shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length

of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior

walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and

the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS

All. that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq.
ft., being lot 12, of the subdivision known and
designated as Millar’s Heights, situated in the
Southwestern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living
space with three 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom,'
living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade-and level and





_appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The

grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shrubs. The yard
is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.

Appraisal: $239,500.00

Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat.
Take first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south
on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the
subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

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ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and
being Lot # 90-D ona survey plan situated in the settlement
of Lower Bogue on'the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses
a commercial building consisting of a restaurant and disco that
is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately
4,852.12; which includes male & female rest rooms, stage area,
2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial kitchen and storages
inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda, 752
sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This
building is central air-conditioned. ,

Appraisal: $490,671.00



This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-
For-Nothing Road, in thé.settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.




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All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714-sq.-ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point”
Northwardly by the land now or formerly the
wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance. of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the

Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:-
outwardly by a 30’

apartment consist of approximately 281.40 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with t-bedroom, L
each apartment unit could be rented at $800 per month and the efficiency at $400, all utilities and services available in this area.

This property is situated on a quarry based road reservation known as woods terrace.

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PROPERTIES

ELEUTHERA

LOTS # 26 & 27, R.D. WOODS DEVELOPMENT, GREGORY TOWN TOWNSHIP

All that peice parcel or lot of land having an area of 10,000, sq. ft. being lots # 26 & 27 situated in the r.d. woods development in the township of gregory town, on the island of Eleuthera,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas: .this site encompasses three structures which is approximately 9 yrs old. there is an efficiency block and two duplex apartments.

ft of enclosed living space, with 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen in one. the efficiency
1-bath and kitchen, there is also a wooden washhouse adjourning the efficiency with an area

APPRAISAL: $370,333.00

Sandlewood Residence Apartment

Apartment “J” is located’ on lot “J”. located on the subject property is a renovated
1-storey apartment originally about 19 yrs old. However, the structure appears
to be in good condition & well kept. The floor area is approximately 611 sq ft
of enclosed living space with 1-bedroom 1-bathroom, living, dining rooms,
kitchen, laundry room & closet. The land is ona grade & level; however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The yard is landscaped with
boundary fencing on the sides & at the back..& has an iron electronic swing
gate at the front, with asfault driveway & walkway. :

Maintenace fees: $100.00 per month
Potential income $1,200.00 per month

Traveling west on West Bay Street, turn left onto St. Albans Drive. The subject will be door “J” of the apartment
complex located on the left side opposite Sherman drive, painted pink trimmed white.

Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision
LOT NO. 1; BLOCK NO. 45, SECTION E,
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES ©

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq.
ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision called
and known_as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision, situated in
the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera,
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is approximately .
= 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing
approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms,
2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately
148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $113,460.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores. \

- Lot No. 3 Yamacraw , Beach Estates .

All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no.

3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision situated

in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located

on the subject property is a single-storey triplex building

comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living,

dining, kitchen apartments unit and one unit being used as a

barber and beauty salon. the land is on a grade and level;

however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow '
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods

of the year. :



Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is
located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted white trimmed brown.



Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town - Investment
Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51

All that lot. of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old, duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
Qyr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around
the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40 at

Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.





SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES

All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being lot:
2525/6 of the subdivision known as Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates, the said subdivision is situated in the southeastern
district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is
comprised of an approximately 4 yrs old single family
residence consisting of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
living/dining room, kitchen and utility room. the land is
on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow. the possibility of flooding
duying annual heavy. rainy periods. the grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including a walkway. The yard is



enclosed with chain linked fencing.

, Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading north from the roundabout,
take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the 5th house on the left.

Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision









All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the subdivision
known as Kennedy Subdivision situated in the southern
district of New Providence, Bahamas & having an area of
approximately 4,158 sq. ft. located on the subject property
is an approximately 30 year old single family residence
comprising of approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living
space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining
& kitchen. The land is on a grade & level; however the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possiblity
of flooding during heavy rainy periods.

; 4 : Appraisal: $109,398.00

Take the main entrance into Kennedy Subdivision from Soldier Road, travel all the way toward Pinewood Gardens,
the take the last corner right heading toward malcolm allotment the subject property will be the 5th house on the
left side of the street painted light green trimmed dark green.








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“VACANT PROPERTIES _

situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;

property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75.hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has

a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL:

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ISLAND HARBOUR BEACH, EXUMA

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing.10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour
Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The ~
propery is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view
of the ocean. ,

Appraisal: $80,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Cammonwealth of The Bahamas, and is
bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and Is quiet and peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available. :

APPRAISAL: $60,000.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

$60,000.00



LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT ;
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running
thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The-area is approximately 80% developed
with all utilities and services available. ‘
APPRAISAL: $83,250.00

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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and
designated “F” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
‘Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the
main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this
neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

; : APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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‘MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES

LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM SUBDIVISION



All that lot of land having an area of approimately 5,638 sq. ft. being lot No. 2.of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the
Eastern District of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold Road situated on the property is a 6year old single storey residence consisting of 3
bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen and utility room. The 'Land-is-on.a grade and level‘and appeals to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of



HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island
of Long Island, and comprising of approximately 13,547
sq. ft..and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea
level: This site encompasses a 35yr structure. A simple
style home consisting of two.bedrooms, one bathroom,
kitchen, living and dining room. the home however
is consisted. of 2 separate constructions; 613.60 sq. ft
of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as
electricity, water, cable and telephone.

Appraisal: $67,000.00.



The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

Lot No. B-22 Rita Pugh Estates

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,310 sq
ft, being Lot B-22 of the subdivision known as Rita Pugh
Estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of
New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is an approximately 3yr old single story residence consisting
of approximately 1,200 sq ft of enclosed living space, with 3-
bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen & utility room. .
The land is on a grade & level; however the site appears. to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding.
The property, is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the sides
& back & have an incomplete wall at the front. security bars,
a wall unit air condition & a ‘split unit air condition system are attached to the structure.



3 Apprnigal: $175,466.30 ‘
Traveling Fox Hill Road off Prince Charles Drive heading north, take 1st corner on the left, go all ‘hess way
pass fox ‘dale entrance, & pass freddy munning estate. Continue all the way towards Saint Augustine, take
last corner on the right & the subject property will be the 4th house on the right hand side of the road.

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LOT NO. 359, ELIZABETH
ESTATES

All that lot of land being Lot No. 359, in the
subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in
the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas &
having an area.of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located
on the subject property is a 22 year old single family
residence comprising of approximately 871 sq, ft
of enclosed living space.consisting of 3-bedrooms,
“{“bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room.
* The land.is flat but appears tobe" sufficiently elevated, to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is
landscaped & contains low shrubs, floweri ing. & fruit) Bes:

Appraisal: $123, 425.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates —
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right — St. Vincent Ave.
the subject property will be located on the next oorner on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white. -



Lot No.8 Block 33, Coconut Grove Subdivision

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000,
sq ft, being Lot 8 in Block No. 33 on the plan of lots in
the subdivision known as Coconut Grove, situated in the
southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
‘on this property is an approximately 35 yr. old 1 storey
. building that has been converted into numerous apartments
consisting of approximately 1,650 sq. ft of enclosed living
space, & a 2-bedroom house at the back consisting of
approximately 365 sq. ft of enclosed living space. The
appraiser observed that the apartments are mostly 1-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, kitchen & living rooms. Some are
being used for usiness purposes. The end is ona grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly kept. The yard is enclosed with a perimeter r wall at the sides & back a water pump provides water
to the property.



Appraisal: $120,000.00 ;
Traveling on East Street turn through Palm Tree Ave. (last corner right before Robinson Rd) the subject
property is the 2nd property on the right before 7th Street painted green trimmed white.



flooding. The property is open from the front but has chain linked fencing at the sides and ‘back,

Appraisal: $1 97, 107. 60.

Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn fight. or onto Lumumba Lane, go ‘almost to the middle of the corner:
and the ee property is about the eight house on the right hand side of the road. ;

‘MURPHY TOWN ABACO

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000
1 sq ft; located on the above mentioned lot is a single family

wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled roof.
This house is approximately. 15' yr old and comprising of
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen.
This house is in need of some serious repairs. The future
life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried
out. Without repairs it is not more than about 5 years. If
upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer
the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood
of flooding in a hurricane.



Appraisal: $72,250.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue
trimmed white.

LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS,
LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq
ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage
& running back 200 ft at its most is located within
the Stella Maris Subdivision in North Long Island
one of the Island of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. Located on this property is a 6yr old
split level residence consiting of approximately
3,058 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 2- ,
bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living, dinmg & tv rooms,
kitchen & breakfast room, also a garage which serves as a laundry room. There is also attached to,the home



‘ a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled patio.

Appraisal: $658,000.00

pAEON NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE) :
ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the
settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62,
comprising of about 34,210.sq. ft., this site encompasses a
12 year old single storney home comprising of 4 bedrooms,
3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen"
Vand laundry room, with.a total living area of approximately
2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and .
- front entrance With a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75.

- This-home is‘approximately 85% eee The property.
is swell landscaped with crab grass, iascos and some fruit tree





Appraisal: $240,198.00 ! Mawar st

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

"Lot No. 4, Rocky Pine Road -

All-that lot of land having an area of 6,092 sq ft, being Lot
3 ow OH #4 of the subdivision known as Rocky Pine Road, the said ”
—— . we (S| subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence,
c - Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately
Syr old single-storey duplex. apartment consisting of.
approximately 1,800 sq ft of enclosed living space with two
2-bedrooms 1-bathroom, living, dining rooms & kitchen.
\ _The.land is on a grade & level; however the site appears to
‘ be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy ainy periods of the year. The property
is no landscaped.



Appraisal: $233, 070. 40

Traveling west on Carmichael Road, turn through McKinney Ave & go all the way to Rocky Pine Road.
Traveling on Boek, Pine Road the subject property will be on the 3rd corner on the left painted gray trimmed
white.

VACANT PROPERTIES

Lot No. 3, Block 8, Derby Subdivision Freeport

All that lot of land having an area of .26 acres, being Lot #3, Block 8, Unit 3, of the subdivision known
as Derby Subdivision, situate on the Island of Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

"Appraisal: $65,000.00

This property is located on 1 Henny Terrace & about 500 yards from Casuarina Drive & 150 yards from
the Queens Highway. All service & utilities included. The subdivision i is zonned as. single family residential.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher . ; &

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the'vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. ‘iesaauartels, go about midways

through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The ‘property. is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
' Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured

as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The |

said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.

Appraisal: $41,770.00

BLACKWOOD, ABACO.

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal

. conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property. is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

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‘Casuarina Point, Abaco
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 11,900 sq. ft. being Lot #23 of the subdivision known as
Casuarina Point, Great Abaco this site has only foundation footers im place for the western unit. The eastern
unit has the foundation walls built up with 8” cement blocks to a height of 3 ft above grade. The eastern unit
also has the front exterior wall erected & 1/3 of the floor poured with cement. The site has prefabricated poured
cement septic tank in place on the site. However the pit needs to be re-excavated to accommodate the installation
of the tank. No plumbing or electrical rough-ins have been installed, there is also a workshop shed with
bathroom on site. The subject property has plans in place for the construction of fourplex residence on two
floors with a toes of 3,348 sq ft of enclosed living space. Property is zonned residential.

Appraisal: $80, 000.00

The subject property is located east off the Great Abaco Highway at the tuurning for Casuarina Point & is the
ist right turning after the “Different of Abaco”. The subject property is located near to public beach access

Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract “A” & being
lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on the Island

- of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $65, 832.00

This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera district.
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_ NEW PROVIDENCE

Appraisal: $1 36,000.00 .

Lot 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK

Located on this 4,200 square feet
single/multi family property is a |
20-year-old building of T-111 wood .
with. concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,188 square feet
of enclosed space. The structure
was formerly used as a retail
store and storage facility.
Directions: From Golden Gates
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after
passing Farmer’s Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close} subject is the fourth property on the
Right white trimmed black.

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Appraisal: $195,000.00






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The total area of the property is 6,750 sq. ft. Located on this property is
a single family residence consisting of approximately 1,338 sq. ft. of
living space inclusive of two bedrooms, one bathroem, living, dining
and kitchen.

Directions to property: Travelling west on Cowpen Road from Blue Hill Road, take
first corner left fo go to T-junction, turn. left then first right. Subject is second

property on the left.

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Lots 26, 27, 37, Block 1
Appraisal: $638,676.00



Executive styled house which has been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open plan in the outer area consisting of
living, dining with sunken floor, kitchen, and powder room. The inner
area consists of three bedrooms, three baths including a master
suite and master bath, consisting of a large Jacuzzi, shower and
walk-in closets. The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an
open plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.

Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and

fenced in patios ,
Directions to property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light
at the intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive. Golf Course
‘Boulevard, take third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue, then take
second corner on left, Darling Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th
property on the left.

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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES

Appraisal: $930,000.00



of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 7 af the subdivision
known as Westridge Estates
Addition.. Situate in the Western
| District om the island of New
Providence.
Located on the subject property is
a newly constructed single storey
structure comprising 6,000 feet of
living space with a three Car
. Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths
study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator room, |

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be abaut the seventh on the right
hand side of the road. x Val ,

ABVADOEHDOOHTAHDEOTEHHTOHTHORURH

No. 736 YELLOW ELDER GARDENS

NICOLLS COURT, EAST Appraisal: $78,000.00

Ail that land having an area of
3,200 square feet, being Iot
Number 736, Nicolls Court, Yellow
Eider Gardens. Located on the
property is a twenty-five year old
structure of approximately 753.48
square feet of enclosed living
space inclusive of 4 bedroams, 1
bathroom, living and dining rooms,
and kitchen. ;
Directions: From Harrold Road take the
first right off Bethel Avenue. Proceed
East. The subject property is the
fifteenth on the left painted pink and
white. .











ELEUTHERA



All that lot of land having an area.

FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034 - et harry.collie@scotiabank.com or
PHILIP WHITE © 502-3077 -— E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
Send bids to Fax: 356-3851 or P. O. Box N-7518 « Rosetta Street, Nassau, rar to



No. 5 OFF SOUTH BEACH DRIVE
OFF BLUE HILL ROAD

All that lot of land having an area
af 8,740 square feet, being lot #5
of a tract of land situated or: the
Western side of Blue Mill Read
south approximately 700 feet
seuth of Marshall Road off South
Beach Road. Situated in the
Southern District of New
Providence. Located on the
subject property is a split leveled
Triplex Apartment Complex
comprising {2} bedroom, {1}
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen —
and porch unit. The other

comprises 4 bedrooms, 3 ~

bathrooms, living, dining room, kitchen, foyer, porch and laundry room.

UNIT 1 IS 90% COMPLETE. UNIT 2 IS 85% COMPLETE. UNIT 31S OCCUPIED.

Directions: Take Blue Hill Road south towards South Beach. Continue past Marshall Road and
the Wilderness Club. Subject Property is located through the last unpaved road on the right
just before ZNS transmission tower. ; -



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FAMILY ISLANDS __

PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT



Appraisal: $112,105.00

All that piece, parcel or lot of
land 2,743 feet East of the
function of the Palmetto Point
road and. main Eleuthera
Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-
year-old single storey concrete
structure of approximately 832
square feet of enclosed floor
space inclusive of shep space
and rest room facilities. '



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ELEUTHERA |
Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION

ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY Appraisal: $101,023.00







Located on this property of 5,500 square feet is a 20-year-old
single family residence of approximately 1,635 square feet of
living space. Included in this home is three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The house is in need
of repairs. ;

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CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130

EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00






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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry and utility spaces
and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of 600 square feet. The
property is fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.
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EXUMA

BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665

The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square
feet and the lower floor
comprises 460 square feet. All
plumbing and electrical rough | oo
work has been completed. The block work is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.

Appraisal: $220,180.00






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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION |
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00

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Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

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Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

All. that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision. known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
‘2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining
_room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.

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Lot 7 Block 8 - BAHAMIA SECTION iV
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $799,560.00

Located on the property of 1.08 acres

that has been zoned for multifamily

development are four buildings: A, B,

Cc and D. Houses A and B are

positioned along the road and they .
face each other. Houses C and D are

located to the rear of the building and

are facing each other. The

constructions of Houses A and B are

just about completed, houses C and D

are incomplete. The lot is enclosed

with chain linked fence except along

the front where a concrete wall is

erected. A concrete driveway (also °
used for parking and about the centre

of the lot) leads from the road and

runs through the middle of the yard

separating House A and B.

Each building contains a total area of
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet. Inclusive of the entrance
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

Each house contains an entrance
porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet space.



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Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00

A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middie structure {town house) of 1626 square feet of living
space thats 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the property up
to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has two bedrooms,
one bathroom, living and dining areas and
kitchen.

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar’s Pond just before
reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right side of
the road.



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Lot 4 Block U BAHAMIA SECTION 1

Appraisal: $348,721 00

The property has four unequal
sides for a total area of
approximately 38 acres.
Located on the subject.
property is a split leveled
structure comprising
approximately 4,427 square
feet of enclosed living space.
The space consist of five
bedrooms, three bathrooms,
kitchen, living room, dining
area, two Bahama rooms, a double car garage and laundry area.





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Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00



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Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the

cul-de-sac. Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear
boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear
road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one
point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of
125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is. an incomplete building of a proposed
single storey house. The living space is approximately 3,228 square
feet; inclusive of foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen, breakfast
nook; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study and ample closet and storage space.

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Lot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA
REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION



Situated on this property of 12,500 square feet is a 36-year-old
quadroplex apartment building containing two 2 bedrooms and 2

bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit

contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen.

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Lot 29 IMPERIAL PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $185,000.00



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The size of the property is 90x100 or 9,000 sq, ft. Located thereon is a
single storey single family dwelling of approximately -1,900 sq. ft. of
living space. Accommodations include a front porch, a foyer, living and
dining rooms, kitchen with pantry, family room with utility closet,
master bedroom with Jacuzzi bathroom and with an additional two
hedrooms and two bathrooms. —




‘Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT Appraisal: $54,000.00

The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.

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HARRY COLLIE © 502-3034 - .
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Pl bids to Fax: 356-3851 or P. O. Box N-7518 * Rosetta Street, Nassau, Bahamas |







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Appraisal: $254,355.00

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Located on this .35 of an
acre property is a sixteen-
year-old single family
four
bedrooms, two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. The
total area of living space is
3,016 square feet.

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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single

family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This

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MALIBOO REEF SUBDIVISION .
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Appraisal: $264,300.00
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| The lot is rectangular in shape at the end of a cul de sac and
| measures a total area of 11,128 square feet or .25 acres. Erected on
| the property is a 2,664 sq. ft. single family residence. In addition to
| an entrance porch of 120 sq. ft. and cart porch of 432 sq. ft. The

living space is divided into a foyer, living, dining, kitchen, family and

| a Bahama room. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room
| and laundry room.

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| HARBOUR WEST SUBDIVISION res
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $243,000.00




The lot is rectangular in shape and is 120 by 118 feet or .32 acres.

Erected on this property is a triplex building of 2,598 sq. ft. This_

space is divided into three apartment units with different sizes and
layouts. One 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entrance porch, living, dining
and kitchen. Two 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living, dining and kitchen

area with an entrance porch. -

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FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA

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_ Appraisal: $62,000.00

The unit is a one bedroom unit consists of a living and dining room,
bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a laundry room facility on
each floor, a common swimming pool, and fencing with an electronic
gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the
subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is
approximately 897 square feet.

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i'GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00



Appraisal: $116,190.00






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UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is ina
single family residential area. Sy ,



All that piece parcel and lot of land described as. lot 7 block 21,
Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580
sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential. ots





Lot 52, Block 16, Unit 5 MOOR DRIVE &
MOOR CLOSE CLEARWATER COVE
LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $27,000.00

‘The Subject Property covers approximately fourteen thousand eight |
hundred and eighty three square feet (14,883) and is single family zoned. |

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Lot 21 HIGH VISTA CLOSE

SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $515,000.00

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The lot has a total area of 9,419. Situated on this property is a two-year:
old triplex apartment building of appoximately 3,332 square feet of |
enclosed living space. wie eo eR ats toni gu ataantens
Unit 1 comprises ground level-entry foyer with stairway alcove, living,
dining and powder room; kitchen, utility room and study. Upper level
comprises stairway alcove corridor, three bedooms, with closets and two
bathrooms. ’ ; “

Units 2 and 3 comprises living and dining areas, kitchen, two bedrooms
with closets, one bathroom and bedroom corridor.

Directions: Take Eastern Road heading east, turn High Vista Drive, turn left

at junction go around bend, turn fourth corner right, turn left, subject will be
about 7th property on the left side painted dark green trimmed white.



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Lot 20 COOPER’S TERRACE Appraisal: $91,000.00
OFF KEMP ROAD |

The property has a total
area of approximately
4,550 sq. ft. Located on the
subject property are 2
structures. BUILDING 1
comprise an approximately
25-30 year old single family
residence consisting of .
approx. 937 sq. ft. of living |
space with 3 bedrooms
with closets, 1 bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
porch. I
BUILDING 2 comprises a single storey building of poured concrete |
foundation approximately 20 years old. Floors are tiled; ceilings
are sheet rock with standard plumbing and electrical fixtures. The
building appears to be occupied as a residence having an area of
approximately 283 sq. ft. ;

DIRECTIONS: Take Kemp Road heading north, turn left on to Cooper’s
Terrace go about midway through, subject will be tocated on the left hand
side of the road.



Lot 17 DORSETT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $82,000.00

Located on this 5,000 square feet property is a 1,008 square feet
structure up to belt course.

DIRECTIONS: Located on the Southeastern side of Antonio Brice in the
Bamboo Town Constituency.






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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Vacancy For Director Of Nursing
Ministry Of Health

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position
of Director of Nursing in the Ministry of Health.”

_ Requirements for the post:

Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife holding current licensure with the
Nursing Council of The Bahamas and the following qualifications and
experience:

¢ Masters Degree in Nursing/Public Health/Health Renvices
Administration; and

e A minimum of five (5) years experience in a Senior Administrative
position, e.g. Deputy Director of Nursing, nctpa Nursing Officer
etc.

The Successful Candidate will:

Advise the Minister of Health and the Permanent Secretary on professional

_ and technical matters related to the Nursing Service. Develop policy
guidelines and develop, upgrade, monitor and evaluate a strategic plan for
Nursing in the country. -

’ Specific duties of the post include the following:

* Provide expert advice on nursing, midwifery and other specialty
nursing programmes, to the Minister of Health;

° Develop, implement and evaluate government health policy, related
to nursing, midwifery, community health nursing, family nurse practice
and other specialty nursing policies and strategies in support. of the
government’s objectives;

e Provide professional leadership to the nursing, midwifery, community

health nursing and other specialty hhursing professionals in The Bahamas,
working closely with the professional statutory body, professional __
associations, Nurses Union, Nursing Service Advisor, Principal. Nursing

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‘e"Enstire an ettdctive Bahamian contribution to nursing and health policy
. in regional and international fora, including The Regional Nursing
Body, the Pan American Health Organization and CARICOM;

¢ Liaise with the Nurses’ Association of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas on issues related to the profession, focally, regionally and
internationally;

e Liaise with the Nursing Service Advisor and representatives of the
Public Hospitals Authority on training, clinical and protessonal) issues
related to nursing,

° Liaise with the Principal Nursing Officers to identify clinical,
professional and training issues;

-¢ Liaise with representative from The College of The Bahamas on nurses’
training issues in the country;

¢ Establish and review ethical and professional standards for nurses and
monitors compuance,

° Promote quality care and assists with the development of nursing
standards;

¢ Promote the profession of nursing and develops strategies to improve
and enhance the image of nursing.

e Propose and lew the organization of nursing policies and assists in
the interpretation of decisions as they relate to the nursing service; ,

° Advise and determine the career structure, nursing needs and projections,
and recommend strategies to resolve those issues;

e Develop, update, monitor and evaluate a Strategic Plan for nursing;
© Set short and long term goals and develop strategies to achieve them;

¢ Develop, recommend and implement evaluation systems to. monitor
the quality of nursing care delivered to clients/patients;

° Prepare annual budget for the office of the Director of Nursing; :

e Develop and monitor the national Nursing Cadet Programme to assist
: in the recruitment of nurses.

The salary of the post isin Scale NI- $51, 450 x $800-* $57, 050 per
annum (July 2006 Salary Scale). Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads of Department.

Application.forms may be obtained from the Public Service Commission
and should be returned, complete with qualifications and documentary

proof of relevant experience, to the Secretary, Public Service Commission,
Poinciana Hill Complex, Mecting Street not later than February 13, 2009.

SECRETARY
. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

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(AP EG Fabian Bimmer)



to get a cheque

@ By GEORGE FREY
’ AP Business Writer

“FRANKFURT (AP)
Crush your wreck, get a check.

The German government is
paying people who junk old
cars a bonus of euro2,500
($3,250): toward a new, envi-

_ronmentally cleaner vehicle, as

part of a euroS0 billion ($67 bil-
lion) government stimulus plan.
It’s getting car shoppers’

a attention. Abdul Kamand of

Frankfurt said the deal looked
good as he admired new Volk-

-swagens this week at a Frank- .

furt dealership.
“T’ve got a Golf with more
than 10 years on its back; the

-car’s old,” Kamand_ said.

“Through this I can make a
profit. They’re giving me more
than I’d be able to get for the
car if J tried to sell it.”
Additionally, Volkswagen
AG on Monday unveiled an
“Environment Premium Plus”

‘programme to provide addi-

tional incentives such as price
reductions and cheaper financ-

ing to customers taking advan- |
tage of the government bonus. :

With the added VW incentives,
Kamand said he would be able
to knock euro4,500 ($6,000) off
the euro20,000 ($26, 800) stick-
er price.

Owners of cars that are at
least nine years old and regis-

tered in Germany for at. least -
a year can take advantage,

through the end of the year.

The goal is to help Europe’s
largest economy — struggling
with a recession and a rising
unemployment rate of 8.3 per
cent — by promoting big-ticket
consumer purchases and newer,
lower-emissions vehicles.

The almost three-week-old
programme has eurol1.5 billion
worth of bonuses earmarked,
but a spokeswoman at the Min-
istry of the Economy could not
say how many applications had
been received. |

However, Berlin scrapyard
owner Holger Pries said busi-

ness is up “200, 300 per cent,

three times more cars than.
before.”

“And we have reached the
limit of our capacity at ‘the
moment, everyone at the scrap-
yard is working overtime, ” he
said.

major automakers such as
Daimler, BWM, Porsche, and
Volkswagen, the plan doesn’t
require the purchase of a Ger-

man-made car. That has led -

some critics to predict it will

_ help foreign auto producers

more than Germans as con-
sumers look for small, fuel-effi-

‘cient imports.

But car dealers of German
brands say they have seen busi-
ness picking up too.

Participants have to have

their cars demolished at a gov- °

ernment-recognised scrap yard
and provide proof of purchase
of a new car and two docu-

ihents from the recycling facil-

ity. The Economy Ministry will
direct deposit the bonuses in
participants’ bank accounts,
starting in March.

The bonus can be applied to
cars that are either brand new,
or Which are no more than a
year’ old. Many of the year-old

cars will be from company lease:

fleets. !

The new cars must at least
meet Euro 4 exhaust emissions
standards, the strictest current
European Union sét bench-
mark.

Not ‘everyone is convinced
thet plan from Chancellor
Arigela Merkel’s. government
is best for the auto industry or
the environment.

‘Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, a
professor of automotive eco-
nomics at the University of
Gelsenkirchen, said Merkel’s
move was little more than a
political gift to the car market
and predicted only 20 per cent
of the new cars sold would be
from German companies.

Dne could say the wreck
premium is an economic pro-

In the country that is home to

gramme for the factories in
Italy, France, eastern Europe
and Korea. For workers in Ger-
many, the bonus will contribute
little,’ Dudenhoeffer said.

German car companies have
recentlygweported plummeting
sales and production reduc-
tions.

Merkel last week defended

‘her government’s plan.

“It’s good even when a car,
produced let’s say in France or
Spain, is bought, through which
the economy there gets back
into the swing,” Merkel said.
“It’s our common goal to get
all of Europe back on its feet,
because in the end, that’s good
for us.”

The German Association of
the Automotive Industry, or
VDA, stood by the Merkel
plan. VDA President Matthias
Wissman called it “the right sig-
nal at the right time.”

“The combination of guar-
antees ..} can now strongly sup-
port development on the
domestic Passenger car market

_ and help companies master the

difficult economic situation.’

Arndt Sillmann, a salesman
at the Audi Zentrum Frankfurt
dealership, said that every day
customers were coming into the
showroom asking about the
programme.

“At the start, we thought this
wouldn’t affect premium sales;
but: we’ve seen. the opposite
effect. The resonance is good,”
Sillmann said.

UniCredit ¢ar analyst Georg
Stuerzer said the plan was hav-
ing an impact on sales across
brands, and that he expected
small car builders such as Volk-
swagen and French and Japan-
ese brands to benefit the most.

But he predicted the govern-
ment’s move could hurt the car
market in the future.

“These artificial incentives
might affect car sales in 2010
and 2011, as people that would
have normally bought a car
then, will already have one. But
it’s supporting demand now.”









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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Obama caps executive pay for bailed out banks

@ By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
President Barack Obama on
Wednesday imposed $500,000
caps on senior executive pay for
the most distressed financial































































institutions receiving federal
bailout money, saying Ameri-
-cans are upset with “executives
being rewarded for failure.”
Obama announced the dra-
matic new government inter-
vention into corporate America
at the White House, with Trea-

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. parachutes,”

sury Secretary Timothy Geith-
ner at his side. The président
said the executive-pay limits are

a first step, to be followed by |

the unveiling next week of.a
sweeping new framework for
spending what remains of the
$700 billion financial industry
bailout that Congress created
last year.

The executive-pay move
comes amid a national outcry
over huge bonuses to executives
heating companies seeking tax-
payer dollars to remain afloat.
The demand for limits was rein-
forced by revelations that Wall
Street firms paid more than $18

’ billion in bonuses in.2008 even

amid the economic downturn
and the massive infusion of tax-
payer dollars.

“This is America. We don’t
disparage wealth. We don’t
begrudge anybody for achiev-
ing success,” Obama said. “But
what gets people upset — and
rightfully so — are executives
being rewarded for failure.
Especially when. those rewards
are Subsidized by US taxpay-
ers.’

The pay cap would apply to’

institutions that negotiate agree-
ments with the Treasury
Department for “exceptional
assistance” in the future. The
restriction would not apply to
such firms as American Inter-
national Group Inc., Bank of
America Corp., and Citigroup
Inc., that already have received
such help.

Firms that want to pay exec-
utives above the $500,000
threshold would have to use
stock that could not be sold or
liquidated until they pay back
the government funds.

Generally healthy institutions:
would have more leeway. They °
also face the $500,000 limit if.

they’re getting government
help, but the cap can be waived
with full public disclosure and a
nonbinding shareholder vote.
Obama said that massive sev-
erance packages for executives
who leave failing firms aré also
going to be eliminated. “We’re
taking the air out of golden
he said.
Other new requirements on
“exceptional assistance” will
include:
— The expansion to 20, from
five, the number of executives

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es and incentives if they are
found to have knowingly pro-
vided inaccurate information
related to company financial
statements or performance
measurements.

— An increase in the ban on
golden parachutes from a fir-
m’s, top five senior executives

to its top 10. The next 25 would
- be prohibited from golden para-

chutes. that exceed one year’s
compensation.
— A requirement that boards

of directors adopt policies on

spending such as corporate jets,
renovations and entertainment.

‘The administration also will
propose long-term compensa-
tion restrictions even for com-
panies that don’t receive gov-
ernment assistance, Obama
said.

Those proposals include:

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stock for several years before

they can cash out.
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— A Treasury-sponsored
conference on a long-term over-
haul of executive compensation.

Top officials at companies
that have received monty from
the government’s Troubled
Asset Relief Program -already

face some compensation limits. —

~ And compensation experts in
the private sector have warned

that such an intrusion into the”

internal decisions of financial

institutions ‘could discourage
participation in the rescue pro- .

gram and slow down the finan-
cial sector’s recovery. They also
argue that it could set a prece-
dent for government regulation
that undermines performance-
based pay.

“It’s not a government
takeover,” Obama stressed in

an interview Tuesday with,

CNN. “Private enterprise will

still be taking place.-But peo=*

ple will be accountable and
responsible.”
Still, some ‘elected officials

" were pushing for the stricter

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"caps.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-
Mo., has proposed that no
employee of an institution that
receives money under the $700
billion federal bailout can
receive more than $400,000 in
total compensation until it pays
the money back. Her figure is
equivalent to the salary of the
president of the United States.

Even some Republicans;
angered by company decisions
to pay bonuses and buy air-
planes while receiving govern-.
ment help, have few qualms
about restrictions.

“In ordinary situations where
the taxpayers’ money is not-
involved, we shouldn’t set exec-
utive pay,” said Sen. Richard
Shelby of Alabama, the top
Republican on the Senate

Banking Committee.

“But where: you’ve got fed-
eral money iivolved, taxp yers’
‘money involved, TARP money
involved, and the way they have
spent it, with no accountabili- .
ty, is. getting close to being crim-
inal.”










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Your times too high

The nation is well off
standards that are deemed
acceptable internationally

Hi By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff ,
Reporter
alowe@
tribunemedia.net
WITH a murder rate

more than four times that :

which is deemed accept-
able by international stan-
dards, the Bahamas “still
has a lot of work to do” in
its fight against crime, said

Minister of National Secu- |

rity.
According to Minister Tommy

Turnquest, internationally “it is

considered that murders should

not occur at a rate greater than 5

per 100,000.” He said The

Bahamas’ rate stands at 22 per

100,000. Meanwhile, calculations’:

based on last year’s murder rate

done by The Tribune — 300,000'

divided by 72 — place it at 24.

Mr Turnquest made his obser-
vation in the House of Assembly
yesterday as he tabled the nation-
al crime statistics for both reported
and detected crimes for the period
2007 to 2008. .



Tommy Turnquest

een Despite The. Bahamas’

poor standing interna-
tionally as it relates to cer-
{ tain crimes, such as mur-
der, according to these lat-
est figures there is some
‘reason for optimism. —
Compiled. by the
| police’s Research and
- Planning Unit, the statis-
' tics show there were sig-
nificantly fewer reports of
six out of nine types of
crimes against the person,
including murder, last year than in
the previous year.

There was also an improvement
in the detection rate of all such
crimes, except for murder, of which
there’ were 72 in 2008 and 78 in
2007.

Crime “detection”, according to
Commissioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson, means that. the matter
has been “solved” as far as police
are concerned with a suspect
arrested, charged and prougnt
‘before the courts.

Responding to the slippage j in

SEE page eight

Man shot in Kemp Road area

A MAN was shot in the leg while i in the Kemp Road area after

3pm yesterday.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for his i injuries.
Police were unable to conirnt the man’s identity before The

Tribune went to press:

Police press liaison officer Walter Evans said: “The circum-



HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex,
speaks to two of the Gold Award recipiénts yesterday at
Government House yesterday.

By ALEX MISSICK |
Tribune Staff Reporter

HIS Royal Highness, Prince Edward, the Eatl of Wes+
sex, congratulated the 43 recipients of the Gold Awards yes-
terday at the Governor General Youth Award programme
(GGYA) ceremony held:at Government House.

Prince Bdward said he hopes that when the récipients

SEE page eight

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Woman is knocked
from her motorcycle
in truck collision

Pair suspected of
eating iguanas to
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‘Pleasant Bridgewater

“Christie tight-lipped
on others considered

| @ By TANEKA.

| THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@
tribunemedia.net

DR Michael Darville is
one of several candidates
shortlisted to replace former
Senator Pleasant Bridgewa-
ter in the Upper Chamber,
Opposition Leader Perry
Christie told The Tribune
yesterday.

Mr Christie said his choice -

for the senate replacement
has been made but he
remained tight-lipped on
disclosing the selection or
the names of others consid-
ered, saying he did not want
to; preempt his impending
formal announcement.

On Monday, Mr Christie
told The Tribune that he

would be revealing his rec- .

ommendation for Ms
Bridgewater's replacement

this week — as early as yes- _

terday. But when asked yes-
terday to reveal the choice,
Mr Christie said he intends
to meet with his colleagues
from Parliament to discuss
his decision before making
an announcement, adding
that he has not spoken to
any of the prospective can-
|. didates.

He would not faveal when |°
this formal announcement |°.
will be made, only promising |:

jt will be soon.

"Obviously I have |
engaged in a process where
we shortlisted people. We |:
identified them, we received |*
some information that we

. heed — it's only a question |:
- now of when we announce

(the new senator)," said Mr

-Christie yesterday, speaking

outside the House of |:
Assembly before yesterday's |”
morning session.

He would not confirm or
deny if Dr Darville had
received the seal of approval
to replace Ms Bridgewater:
"I'm not able to say — I
know certainly he is one of
those who is being consid-

‘ered.."

The new senator will be a
native of Grand Bahama,
however, it is unclear
whether the replacement is a
newcomer to politics. ~

Dr Darville is a general
practitioner with a medical
practice based in pean
Bahama.

Ms Bridgewater reuined
her seat in the Senate on
January, 24 — a day after
being charged by police with

SEE page 10



Opposition raises questions
over proposed Police Force Act

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

MEMBERS of the opposition questioned the

stances surrounding the incident are unknown and an investigation
has been launched.” |


























A WOMAN was knocked from | Mf By MEGAN
her motorcycle when it collided REYNOLDS
with a truck on Robinson Road Tribune Staff Reporter
yesterday. She was rushed to hos- mreynolds@

pital with serious injuries.

Police believe the 24-year-old
driver of a red and white 650 Hon-
da.Trail motorbike was not wear-
ing a helmet as she drove west on
Robinson Road and collided with
the truck shortly after 10am.

A. 68-year-old man was driving
the white 1996 Ford F-150 truck in
the same direction as the motor-
cyclist when she tried to overtake
it as it was turning north into Mor-
ley Street. The vehicles collided.

Police press liaison officer Wal-
ter Evans said: “As a result of the
collision, the female sustained
injuries and was ‘transported to
hospital where her condition is
listed as seriously ill.

“Police do not have anything to
suggest that at the time of the acci-
dent the motorbike rider was
wearing.ahelmet.”




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Exuma magistrates court on
Tuesday charged with break-
ing the Fisheries Resources
Act and Wild Animal Pro-
tection Act.

Tourists Alexander David
Rust, 24, from Indiana, and
Vanessa Star Palm, 23, from
Illinois, were arrested in
Staniel Cay, Exuma, on
Tuesday, suspected of har-
vesting undersized conch and
capturing, killing and eating
critically endangered igua-
nas.

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of Assembly.

and woman will appear in an | °

constitutional ramifications of the proposed Police
Force Act during yesterday's session of the House

Former Attorney General Alfred Sears said
he supports "95 per cent of the Bill" except Sec-
tion 7 (2), which removes "security of the tenure
of the commissioner of police." He urged gov-
ernment to reconsider its position on this particular clause and offer
the matter for national consultation, before a Parliamentary vote.

“After a national consultation, if the consensus is that it is in the
national interest of the Bahamas to remove the constitutional secu-
rity of tenure of the (commissioner and deputy commissioner), then
the appropriate process is a formal amendment of the constitution
through two-thirds of both Houses of Parliament and (a) referen-
dum," he said.

It government disregards his suggestion and continues on "this
unconstitutional course of action," he said he will vote against the Bill.

"I believe that Section 7 of the Bill, in purporting to remove the
constitutional security of tenure of the commissioner and deputy com-
missioner of police, erodes the substance of the right of the com-
missioner and deputy commissioner not to be removed from office

SEE page 10

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Political fireworks in

the House of Assembly

PLP’s Sears and FNM’s Maynard in heated exchange

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

PLP MP Alfred Sears and
FNM MP Charles Maynard
exchanged some heated words in
the House of Assembly yester-
day during the debate on the
Police Force Bill 2009.

Mr Maynard accused Mr Sears,
MP for Fort Charlotte, of causing
a young Bahamian family to suf-
fer — stating that he had a copy of
a “bounced cheque” that the MP
had issued.

Mr Sears quickly jumped to his -

feet to defend himself.

“I am not going to sit here and

let this member derail this debate,

and engage in this scandalous

type of activity,” Mr Sears said.
As the row intensified, Deputy

. Speaker Kwasi Thompson had to

rise to his feet to regain control of
the House. He then allowed Mr
Maynard to continue with his
contribution. ,

Apologised

Mr Maynard apologised for the
row, saying he did not come to
House to be confrontational, but
that Mr Sears persisted in pro-
voking him. He then repeated
that Mr Sears “has somebody
who is a sraall businessman now
hurting waiting for payment.”

This again brought Mr Sears
to his feet.

He said: “Mr deputy, this is

. what is so sad about this country.

This is a serious national event
and I must sit here and be sub-

‘jected to these personal innuen-

does and this personal attack.

idan

FNM MP Charles Maynard speaks
in the House yesterday.

How is this relevant to the

debate?”

The deputy speaker called for
order and allowed Mr Maynard
to continue. The MP again went

- on the offensive against Mr Sears,

also attacking the opposition’s
stance on the bill. Speaking of Mr
Sears, he added: “Mr deputy
speaker, he can challenge my
‘intelligence as much as he wants.
I don’t think I can ever be as
smart as he is. The experiences
that he has had in his life, thank
God I did not have. That’s all I
have to say. I don’t want to be as
smart as you. The things you have
learned I don’t want. to know.

Now you take that.”

Someone from the opposition
side could be heard to say: “God
help this country.”



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| feel so much better now!! | am back riding three times a
week and playing soccer twice a week for the school and
once on the weekend for my team the Insurance Management
Bears. My oncologist does not think my cancer will return
which | thank God everyday for healing me. | am so thankful
for being healthy and totally excited about life!! | am a better
person now for all that | have been through.

My leukemia is rare and sadly it was missed in my blood

twice here in Nassau. My parents made a quick decision
to fly me north but what would have happened if they were
unable to do that? | want to ensure all kids with cancer
have the same opportunity to receive good health care here
in the Bahamas like | received in Canada. That is everyone’s
right. No one should die, especially a child because they
are diagnosed incorrectly, cannot afford to receive the needed
medicine or the necessary equipment is not on the island.

Now that | am better | am actively involved with Nicole’s
Butterfly Kisses as it is my turn to help. When I was ill Nicole’s
Butterfly Kisses along with my soccer league, the Insurance
Management Bears, organized a soccer tournament to help
raise funds to assist with my medical expenses. | will always
be so thankful to them. They demonstrated how a community
should be. Helping/supporting when you are in that dark
place.

Every year Nicole’s Butterfly Kisses raise funds to help kids
with cancer here in the Bahamas. This year we are combining
efforts with Dairy Queen. 50% of all blizzard sales sold on
Saturday, February 7th and 50% of all proceeds from the
coupons sold will be donated to Nicole's Butterfly Kisses.
You can also purchase Nicole's Butterfly Kisses t-shirts to
wear on Feb.7th. This year a portion of the proceeds will go
to help a little girl from Harbour Island that just had a brain
tumor removed and the rest will go to assist in supporting
other kids suffering from this horrible disease and purchasing
needed equipment. [am asking all to please purchase a
coupon for a Blizzard or come in on Saturday, February 7th
and purchase one. | will be there serving at Harbour Bay
on that day along with others who support this worthy cause.
As good citizens it is our duty to do our part to help others
in need;,please support this worthy cause organized by
Nicole's Butterfly Kisses and Dairy Queen. | feel my future
: pian now, help us make other children’s’ futures just as
right!

Thank you in advance, Hailey.

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In brief

US tourist
fined $75,000
for fake credit
card scheme

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

_AN American tourist convict-
ed in a fake credit card scheme
was fined $75,000 by a magis- |
trate yesterday.

William Martinez, 24, of
Queens, New York, pleaded
guilty to 39 counts of fraud last
week.

Martinez has been charged
with committing forgery, utter-
ing a false document and fraud
by false pretences. He had
admitted to using forged Visa
credit cards to defraud the
Atlantis Resort and Casino of
$44,500 in cash.

He also admitted.to using the
forged credit cards to make pur-
chases from the Gucci Store at
Atlantis, Paradise Island on Jane
uary 24.

Martinez, who was represent-
ed by attorney Bernard Fergu-
son, yesterday appeared before
Magistrate Derrence Rolle in
Court 5, Bank Lane, where he
apologised for-his actions, stat-
ing that he had learned his les-
son.

His co-accused Imran Khan,
20, and Carlos Plaza,:23, also of
New York, pleaded not guilty to
the fraud charges during their
arraignment last week, but
pleaded guilty yesterday to
charges of receiving.

Plaza, who was also repre-
sented by Mr Ferguson, pleaded
guilty to receiving $14,381 cash
from Atlantis, knowing that it
had been acquired unlawfully.

He claimed that he is
employed with former Texas
Senator Phil Graham and also
apologised for his actions, stat-
ing that he had acted out of
character.

Khan, who was represented
by.attorney Mark Rolle, plead-
ed guilty to receiving $7,660
cash.

Khan also told the court that
he was sorry for what he had
done; stating that he is a college
student and has a three-year-old
daughter to support.

Inspector Don Bannister, the

prosecutor in this case, told ee ie

‘uP

courtithat police] had seized: .
$30,721 from the three men.

He told the court that $13,779
is still unaccounted for.

Magistrate Rolle fined Mar-
tinez $75,000. Failure to pay the
fine will result in-a term of five
years in prison. Plaza and Khan
were both fined $25,000. If they
fail to pay their fine they will
have to serve a term of two
years imprisonment.

The case was adjourned to
February 16. The magistrate
ordered that the men be deport-
ed at their own expense after
their fines are paid.

Pair jailed for
housebreaking
and stealing

TWO men will serve 11 and
12 year prison sentences after
being convicted of housebreak-
ing and stealing.

Henley Claridge, 21, ie
-Masons Addition and Teiko
Burrows, 22, of Quarry Mission
Road, were both convicted on
Tuesday on three counts of

housebreaking and one of steal-
ing after pleading guilty to the
charges.

Claridge was also convicted
on an additional count of house-
breaking and an additional
count of stealing.

Court dockets alleged that
between December 16, 2008 and
January 29 of this year, the
accused men broke into the
homes of Garvin Deveaux and
Stephanie Saunders on Minus
Street and the homes of Glenda
Laroda and Elvis Knowles on
Roslyn Street.

They were also charged with
stealing video games and elec-
tronic appliances.

The two men were arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five, Bank Lane.

Claridge was sentenced to
five years in prison on two
counts of housebreaking and a
consecutive five year term on
another housebreaking charge.
He was also sentenced to two
years in prison on separate
counts of stealing. |

Burrows was sentenced to a
total of 11 years in prison. He
was sentenced to five years
imprisonment on two counts of
housebreaking and a consecu-
tive five year term on another
housebreaking charge. He was
also sentenced to a year impris-
onment on a stealing charge.

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PROPOSED REPEAL OF POLICE SERVICE ACT, POLICE ACT

Turnquest explains move to
make key changes to Police

M Bill seeks to set up complaints inspectorate

Mi Bid to limit terms of

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

NATIONAL Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest moved the
second reading of a Bill for an
Act to repeal the Police Service

Act and the Police Act by‘estab--

lishing new provisions with ref-
erence to the “constitution,
organisation functions and pow-
ers” of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force in the House of Assembly
yesterday.

This bill, which seeks to.estab-
lish a police complaints inspec-
torate and limit the terms of both
the Commissioner and Deputy
Commissioner of Police, will
repeal the 1965 Police Act and
the Police Force Act of 2007.

Mr Turnquest remarked that
the Police Service Act 2007,
which was passed into law on
April 3, 2007, but never brought
into force, has its genesis in early
2000 as an initiative of the for-
mer Free National Movement
government. Therefore, the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force contin-
ued to be governed by the 44-
year-old 1965 Police Act.

The previous FNM govern-
ment in 1999, he said, engaged
the services of CDR Internation-
al, a United Kingdom based. com-
pany to provide a comprehensive
review of the RBPF.

The Report addressed a wide
range of matters relating to the
mandate, role and functioning of
the RBPF, Mr Turnquest said,
that had to be addressed to
‘change the outlook of the Police
Force. “The Bill has retained the
word, ‘Force’ instead of ‘Service’
in the nomenclature of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force. In a coun-
try such as ours, without tradi-
tional standing armed forces, the
paramilitary functions the Police
Force is called upon to perform,
‘including at our borders, and on
land, sea and in the air, gives
cause to retain the existing ‘Police

. Force’ nomenclature,” he said.

Mr Turnquest added that with




Tommy Turnquest

the retention of the word “Force”
this speaks to his earlier point
about certainty as Bahamians
from Grand Bahama to Inagua
are familiar with their “Royal
Bahamas Police Force.”

“They know what it is, and they
know what it does. A critical con-
cept we have introduced into the
Bill concerns term limits for the
Commissioner and Deputy Com-
missioner of Police. The proposed
contractual term can be upwards
of five years, and is renewable for
a period not to exceed 10 years,”
he said.

This provision, Mr Turnquest
said, is in no way incompatible
with the Constitution of the
Bahamas, as it has precedence in
other Commonwealth countries.

“Tf the. ‘succession. by promo-
tion’ rule is followed, and if per-
mitted to serve until age 65 years,
it 'is quite possible that_a Com-
missioner or Deputy Commis-
sioner of Police could serve for
15-20 years. It is our firm posi-
tion that these two important
offices should not be so open-
ended. As the adage goes, ‘Lead-
ership is not a position, it is
action’. In this instance, it will be
action with a timeline. Commis-
sioners of Police and Deputy
Commissioners of Police must do
more than identify themselves by
the office they hold.

“With fixed terms for the
Offices of Commissioner and

_Deputy Commissioner, young

Police Officers may realistically



Commissioner and Deputy

aspire to filling one of these two
top spots, as longevity in office is

no longer a condition of service.”

Auxiliary Police Officers have
also been excluded from this Bill,
Mr Turnquest said, which is a fun-
damental departure from the
2007 Act. “Creating another cat-
egory of Police Officers at this
juncture was deemed to be as

confusing for Bahamians as cre: .

ating a ‘Police Service’,” Mr

Turnquest said. The Bill also ©

deals with compulsory retirement
from the Police Force where it
outlines that it shall be lawful for
the Commissioner of Police to
require a police officer to retire
from the Service “at any time
after he attains the age of fifty
years, or “with the approval of
the Minister, at any time after he
attains the age of 45 years.”

The Bill also stipulates that a
Police Officer should retire after
rendering 40 years of service or
upon attaining the age of 60 years,
whichever comes first. A Police
Officer of the rank of Assistant
Commissioner may be required
to retire any time after attaining
the age of 55 and officers serving
in ranks from Inspector to Assis-
tant Commissioner may also be
required to retire from the Police
Force at age 55 years.

Noting that the Acting Com-’

missioner of Police alone is the
only officer over the age of 60
years, he is still under the age of
65 years. “The retention of these |
persons at this time has much to”
do with continuity, institutional
memory and the nature of the
service they are rendering, which
at this time is critical to the effec-
tiveness of the Royal Bahamas
Police. In any event, the govern-
ment proposes to move. an
amendment to Section 94, so that
this retirement age will be
brought into force at a later date
to be determined by the Minis-
ter. We will be able to give notice
to those officers approaching the
age of 60 years certainty with

, regard to the retirement age,” he...

said.

Taxes more than double cut-rate JetBlue tickets:

lm BY MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

' IT SEEMS that cheap airfare
deals offered on JetBlue’s new
flights to Orlando and Ft Laud-
erdale are really too goad to be
true — as taxes more than double
the cut-rate tickets. .

The low-cost United States air-
line launched direct flights

between Orlando and Nassau this ,

week, and direct flights from Nas-
sau to Ft Lauderdale will start
next week.

Fares start at $49 one way to.

Orlando, but when you add $70 in
taxes, and find a suitable return
fare, the least expensive JetBlue
round-trip ticket works out to
around $191, just $37 less than
Bahamasair’s cheapest ticket,
which is $228 for the same jour-
ney. But travellers are not likely
to get the lowest fares, particu-

larly when travelling at weekends '

or busy vacation times.
Joy Butrows, manager of Pre-

mier Travel agent in Collins ¢

Avenue, said the initial. excite-

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“And the fares are low, but
they’re not as low as people are
thinking. They are thinking the
$9 or $69 flights they are adver-
tising is round-trip, but you add
up your tax and it’s not the same
at all. Bahamasair is good com-
petition because they have a jet
and they have been performing
to the top of their, level, so they
have been getting the Bahamian

public back.”

Unlike JetBlue, which requires
credit card booking, Bahamasair
will allow passengers to pay for
their tickets in cash.

And although American Air-
lines only flies direct to Miami, it
does have connecting flights to
Orlando and Ft Lauderdale which
can work out cheaper than the

. direct flights, Mrs Burrows said.

She added: “$200 and some-
thing isn’t bad for a flight to
Orlando at all, and during the
summer we were selling $300 tick-
ets to Ft Lauderdale, because no

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_ IN Wednesday’s edition of The Tribune, a headline stated that
Bahamas Real Estate Association president William Wong said

rental values are “nose-diving” and properties are selling for “well |,

below their initial price tags.”

In the story itself, Mr Wong is not quoted as claiming that prop-
erties are selling below their asking prices. This comment was made
by another realtor, who wished to remain anonymous.‘Mr Wong said
that in his opinion, property values are remaining stable.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The blood of babies
will be on your hands,
President Obama

The Tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972

Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Bahamas policy on interest rates

CENTRAL BANK Governor Wendy
Craigg made it clear in an interview with
Tribune Business Editor Neil Hartnell
Tuesday that the Central. Bank will not
use interest rate cuts to stimulate the econ-
omy “unless there is a development that
causes-us to change” policy. She said that
with foreign reserves at $585 million the
Bahamas has to “protect what it has.”

So far the Bahamas has enough foreign
reserves to cover about 13.4 weeks of
imports — slightly higher than the 12 weeks
recommended by the IMF. However, with
its sources of earned revenue — foreign
direct investment and tourism earnings —
in free-fall, the bank must keep a watchful
eye on its reserves.

Although the reduction of the Central
Bank’s discount rate — the rate at which it
lends to the local commercial banks — is an
option, which is reviewed monthly, it would
only be used if required by a change in the
economy, said Ms Craigg.

Many Bahamians are clamouring for
the commercial banks to reduce their
Prime Rate. However, looking through

-Central Bank’s prism such a reduction .

would spell doom for the country’s finances
as borrowers with cheaper money would
increase their imports, resulting in an
increased outflow of foreign currency at a
time when the country cannot afford it. It

was pointed out that the reduction in oil |

prices has helped preserve foreign reserves.

It has been suggested that loans be
reduced for local investors to encourage
large building projects, which would create
employment. However, if this were con-
. sidered there should be a stipulation that as
far as possible all building supplies must be

bought locally. Although in this scenario,

individuals would not be buying overseas,
local suppliers would have to increase their
inventories to satisfy the demand. This
increase by suppliers would probably affect
the outflow of reserves in the same way
that would each individual themselves pur-
chasing overseas. The Central Bank is
faced with a difficult balancing-act for
.-another year to 18 months.

“It seems we’re in it for some time to
come. It’s not.a short-term turnaround,”
Ms Craigg said.



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A local banker agreed. In his opinion
“the forecast for economic activity both

domestically and internationally makes it .

imperative that the preservation of external
reserves for the greater good remains the
prime objective.”

He pointed out that factors that impact
the US economy and money supply
respond quite differently than those affect-
ing the Bahamian economy. At the Central
Bank, he said, “they have to.be mindful
of those factors when making decisions.”

“As you are also aware,” he said, “the
US economy is still not responding to the
huge stimulus package deployed to date.
Until governments around the world are

‘made aware of ‘how the world works’ and

‘how to connect the dots’ we will remain in
this economic free-fall. To use. a popular

- phrase, ‘until they get it’ this economic cri-

sis is with us.”

-He pointed out that Bahamians did in
fact have something to be thankful for.

With his Bahamian dollar, which is on
par with the US dollar, a Bahamian can
earn on average 2.5 per cent on his sav-
ings, while an American earns less that 1
per cent on his US savings.

An American can earn ‘on average
between 3 per cent and 5 per cent on US
Treasury notes — five year term or longer
— while on.average a Bahamian can earn
more than 5.5 per cent on government reg-
istered stock.

He pointed out that even if interest rates

_ were reduced who would the banks want to

lend to and, more importantly, who could
qualify for a loan in the current economic
climate?

‘ In such an economic environment it
would be more than a banker would dare
do to relax his lending standards if he want-
ed to ensure that the bank loan would be
repaid.

The banker then asked the most impor-

‘tant question of all: “If you have doubts

about the future and the stability of your
income, would you berow Jong term
now?”

In other words we are in this for the
long haul and no one has the answers. All
of us now have to proceed into.the future
with caution.





EDITOR, The Tribune.

’ Signing of the presidential
order to fund global abortion
— the blood of hundreds of
thousands on innocent babies
is on your hands, Mr President.

The Obama Presidency is just
into its fourth day and again we
see the ‘ugliness’ of the old ugly
American syndrome appearing
with President Barak Hussein
Obama signing a Presidential
Order reversing previous Pres-
idential Orders to stop any fed-
eral funds being used to sponsor
global NGO organisations pro-
moting abortion.

_ This.is a shameful act by Pres-
ident Obama as life is a sacred
gift and not something which
any man may decide is optional
or do we have the right to deter-
mine whether this embryo lives
or is killed? Life starts at con-
ception. .

Iam not shocked as we knew
that now Vice President Joe
Biden, Madam Speaker Pelosi
and Senator Carey, Roman
Catholics, were openly sup-
portive of this position not only
with providing US taxpayers
moneys to abort pregnancies
around the world but are.in

total support of the right to an

Nitpick if you must, Ms Kelly, but

Dab sl sts

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abortion for American citizens.
During the campaign VP Biden,
Speaker Pelosi and Senator
Carey were chastised and seri-

- ously criticised by the College of

US Roman Catholic Bishops
for their position.

I am sure the Evangelical US
churches, as should be all our
Evangelical churches be also
very hurt by this decision.

A slap I suggest in the face
to all the 47 per cent of the US
electorate who voted to retain
the right to life but here we go
again with the distasteful ugly
American syndrome providing
US federal funding for abortion
in foreign countries as an instru-
ment of foreign aid.

Why was the Presidential
Order signed behind closed
doors out of the public’s eye
and the media? ~

Surely President Obama was
not ashamed?

A very sad start to what many
looked to Hope and a better
understanding of the true foun-
dation of a civil society.

The wrath now from all

Christian bodies will befall Pres-

ident Obama as his action
deserves all of it till he ratio-
nally changes this rash decision
of funding the promoting of
killing innocent babies who are
in the likeness of Christ.

Why should the world change
their attitude to the USA?
“This act continues to show no
respect to life — imagine days
ago this same man also signed a
Presidential Order banning tor-
ture but authorises and funds
to support global abortion? It
is certainly hypocrisy. Where is
the hope?

Where is the change? Presi-
dent Obama you are turning the
book backwards — Presidents
Ronald Reagan and the two
Presidents Bush had it 100 per
cent right, it is wrong that the
US will finance the killing of
the innocent.”

If you wish: to finance some-
thing finance education —
health or care for the aging.

H HUMES
Nassau,
January 24, 2009.

get your victims’ names right!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I wish to share what I thought to be an amus-
ing observation about crusading Punch Columnist,

Nicky Kelly.

Kelly, a former Tribune columnist, once again
devoting her high profile slot to pointing out the
latest grammatical/syntactical/spelling “boo boo”
by one of the country’s hardworking reportets.
Singlehandedly setting out to right the graph-
ic errors of the nation — Ms Kelly works hard
every week to belittle other people’s hard work.
So hard, it seems, that she doesn’t find time to
check her own for inaccuracies — despite seem-
ingly having much greater luxury to do so than
today’s two/three stories-a-day reporters.

The “boo boo” reminded me of your mis-
‘ spelling of the name of another victim of yours,

former Business Reporter Cara Brennen, who,
when similarly shamed in your column around a

y year ago, was unl arerelly re-named Cara Bray-
Witness The Punch of January 22; 2009: Ms nen.

In the January 22nd edition, according to Ms

Think I am being petty? Well then you can’t be
a fan of officious Ms Kelly’s twice-weekly articles.
My point of course, is that I would tend to
think that she should end her campaign to capi-
, talise on minor human error wherever it exists
unless she can successfully eliminate her own:
Or perhaps it is just that Ms Kelly has a prob-
lem with names and really thinks very highly of
those hardworking reporters she regularly shames.
I have often thought it curious that she’s so good
at copying whole tracts of their articles, but can’t

Kelly, “Jason” Robards — Tribune Business
Reporter — wrote something she. didn’t think
sounded quite as she’d have liked it to (forgive me
for forgetting the precise content of the urgent
insight). Fair comment, Kelly, but at eat get his

name right!

quite pin down who wrote them.
After all, many inches of her column com-

There is no one named after that deceased

American actor employed at The Tribune, only a

Chester Robards, who has been working in the.

newsroom there for many months and therefore
should not be new to your hawk eye.

Nassau,

monly consist of a studious regurgitation of the
quotes and facts contained in the reports of those
very journalists whose professional output she
likes to belittle — and without attribution!

LOCAL REPORTER

January 25, 2009

Embarrassed by NIB supervisor’s rudeness

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please allow me a space in
your column. The other day I

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@ By LLOYD ALLEN
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lallen@tribunemendia.net

CONCERN over an ingredi-
ent found in dozens of over-the-
counter medications has one
local pharmacist calling for a
proper Pharmaceutical Act to
be brought to parliament to
control regulations on prescrip-
tion and non-prescription drugs.

A New Providence pharma-
cist, who wished to remain
anonymous, told The Tribune
that he is very concerned about
Phenyl-propanolamine (PPA)
— a drug ingredient of the
phenethylamine family.

Banned from prescription use
by the United States Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) in
November 2000, PPA has resur-
_ faced as a non-essential ingre-
dient in dozens of over-the-
counter cold and cough med-
ications. The most recent vol-

LOCAL NEWS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 5

Call for law to control drugs regulations

Pharmacist speaks out amid concern over ingredient in medications



untary recall of medications
containing PPA was issued by
the FDA in October 2007.
Director of the Bahamas
National Drug Agency
(BNDA) Vivian Lockhart said
yesterday that as far as she is
aware no recent alerts have
been issued by the FDA or any
other body. requesting the recall
of any over-the-counter med-
ications containing PPA.
Some experts consider the
drug ingredient to be a health

_ risk to people suffering from

ailments like hypertension and
diabetes, where extensive use
of medications which have PPA
in them can lead to bleeding in
the brain, strokes or even death.

The local pharmacist who
spoke to The Tribune said that
with a significant number of

Bahamians suffering from obe-
sity, hypertension or diabetes,
people may be dying prema-
turely due to the effects of PPA
in their systems,

During flu season, hundreds
of Bahamians may be using
non-prescription medications
that could potentially cause irre-
versible health problems, he’
said. ;

Although a voluntary recall
has been issued by the FDA for

_ products containing PPA, many:
stores still sell non-prescription

medications containing the sub-
stance.
The pharmacist said that the

implementation of a new Phar- |

maceutical Act, which was sub-
mitted to the Attorney Gener-
al’s Office in 2006, could reduce
the risk of substances like PPA

Laing: local tourism industry in less need

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By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
lallen@tribunemedia.net



SUPPORTED by more than
$80 million in government fund-
ing, the local tourism industry is
in much less need fora stimulus
package than its regional coun-
terparts, Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing said yes-
terday.

Where several Caribbean coun-
tries have in recent months
approved tourism stimulus. pack-
ages in hopes of boosting their
industries, Mr Laing told The Tri-
bune yesterday that conditions in
the Bahamas aré unique and:
require a different approach.

Responding to comments made
by former Finance Minister
James Smith, who asserted that
a general stimulus package would
not benefit displaced hotel work-
ers, Mr Laing said that govern-
ment can only, do what is in its
power to do.

Addressing the around 1,600
workers who were let go'from the
Royal Oasis in Grand Bahama
between 2004 and 2005, Mr Laing
said at that time there were no
programmes put in place by gov-
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women have been able to become
gainfully employed because of the
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THE TRIBUNE



| LOCAL NEWS

Sold-out Bahamian book Student allegedly robbed
- Of motorcycle by man

believed to be Bahamian

returns to local stores

AFTER selling out nation-
wide in just nine days, copies
of Garth Buckner’s novel
“Thine is the Kingdom” are
once again available in
Bahamian bookstores.

The novel, which attracted a
great deal of attention when
it was published late last year,
poses the question: “Is it ever
right to. do something illegal |.
to become legal?”

This irony is at the heart of
the novel, which follows the
story of Gavin Blake’s return
home to claim the citizenship
denied him at birth.

As he struggles to find his
way through the bureaucracy, he takes a
job on the yacht of wealthy local Jacob
Thesinger. ;

The Thesingers made their money boot-
legging, have an old colonial home on the
sea and are supporters of the arts.

But theirs is a world under siege, both by
the elements that erode their land and home,
and by a society tipping towards lawlessness.

Gavin Blake soon finds out how bad things

are after a series of break-ins and
violent confrontations, especially
those with a fisherman who uses
. | the abandoned property next
S| door.

As the pressure on Thesinger’s
|. world increases, he becomes more
| and more assertive, seeing him-
| self as a defender of society and
| culture, and with a sense of self-
righteous indignation his actions
become more extreme and ques-
tionable until he mirrors the law-
lessness he is fighting.

- prised by the reception his novel

got.
Cay EOE “I was taken aback Gs the
response to the book. People came up to me
in the street, in:shops, calling me at home,
wanting to tell me how the book mirrored
their lives. I don’t think I fully understood
when I wrote it how much it was going to



enough copies, ” Mr Buckner said.
“Thine is the Kingdom” is back in Bahami-
an bookshops and will be published in the
- United States this May.

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A FLORIDA college campus

i. is upping its security after a stu-

dent was allegedly robbed of his
motorbike at gunpoint by a man
who is. believed to be:a Bahami-
an.
Diranso Antonio Cates, 20,
has been charged with armed
carjacking by West Palm Beach
police in connection with the
alleged crime at Northwood Uni-
versity.

Victim Sean Goudreau, 20,
told police that he was walking to
his motorcycle from the college
library at around 8.30pm on

‘Tuesday when he was confront-

ed by two hooded men.

One of the men, carrying a
black handgun, demanded Mr
Goudreau hand over his black
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Finding a wallet on the road

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At the apartment, a 21-year-
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The 21-year-old man said he

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doing and saw him drive off on
the motorcycle. He said he and
his other friend, who was driving
the car, then also left the area.
Police waited for Cates to get
home and then confronted him,

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~ per.

Detective Joe Filipkowski said.

- that he believes the alleged crime

was one of “impulse.”

“The right opportunity pre-
sented itself, and he took it,” he
said.

The man, who cooperated
with police at the apartment
where Cates lived, said that both
of them were students at the
North Beach Campus of the Lin-
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country with a concrete plan on the way
forward, instead of the “regurgitation” of
facts and “political rhetoric”.

. Criticising Mr Ingraham’s recent address
to the nation, Mr Perpall said that as the
Bahamas is “neck deep in a recession”,
he thought the prime minister would have | |
provided the country with a “step-by-step |i
plan” to walk the nation through the eco-
nomic downturn we are experiencing.

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productivity, all of us can maximise the
opportunities available in our country,”
Mr Ingraham said.

The PYL chairman also took exception
to the prime minister touching on the fact
the majority of items produced in the
Bahamas are exported while the majority
of items consumed in the country’ are
imported, without offering a viable “option
or policy to close this gap.”

Mr Ingraham in his address said that
there are many untapped opportunities in
the economy that can serve as a basis for
the expansion of private enterprise. It
makes good economic sense therefore, the

rime minister said, to create and expand

companies afloat during this recession. nation by Prime Minister sising how the importance of this becomes
With at least 4,000 to 5,000 people coming Hubert Ingraham (above) even “clearer in these economic circum-
out of school in May, at least 1,500 of them has been criticised by PYL stances”.

will be consumed by the College of the chairman Viraj Perpall

Bahamas and colleges abroad.

“I struggle to see what will happen to :
them, seeing as-tourism isn’t hiring and in-fact they are
laying off people in the hundreds and in some cases the
thousands. Now I’m not saying this to take a political
potshot at him, but I think there needs to be a plan for
what will happen for the rest of year, and this is impor-
tant for the young people who will need jobs,” he said.

Prime Minister Ingraham touched on this subject
in.his 2009 national address, stating that the protection
of jobs is a main priority of the government.

“Each year, new job opportunities must become
available for school graduates, so we are especially
concerned to ensure opportunities for them to be gain-
fully employed. Hence, our disappointment was acute
when a number of projects, which we had anticipated
moving forward during the past year, stalled,” Mr
Ingraham said.

These stalled projects include the Ritz Carlton on
Rose Island; Ginn Sur Mer at West End, Grand
Bahama; the former Royal Oasis property in Freeport,
Grand Bahama; the Royal Island Resort off North
Eleuthera; the Aman Resort at Norman’s Cay, Exuma;
the sale and redevelopment of the Walker’s Cay Resort
in the Abacos; Kerzner International’s second Marina
Village and time share resort at Hurricane Hole, and
the Baha Mar project on Cable Beach.

All of these projects, Mr Ingraham said, have been
adversely impacted by the global financial crisis.

“Notwithstanding these disappointments, we are
doing ‘all within our power to,cause new jobs to be
created and to preserve existing jobs. By stepping up to
the plate and attaining higher levels of efficiency and

“In that vein, I renew the call for us to
do a better job at exploiting the potential
for linkages between our agricultural, fish-
eries, and light manufacturing sectors with the tourism
sector. I draw attention to the upcoming Agricultural

Expo being staged at the Gladstone Road Agricultur-’
al Research Centre in.February which has as its theme,

‘Improving Food Security’.
“This period of economic slow-down provides an

excellent opportunity for our businesses to forge new

arf reliable relationships here at home — for example,
between restaurateur and retail merchant, between
agriculturist and fisherman and food and beverage
manager, between straw vendor and craft producer, and

between light manufacturer and hotel operator,” Mr’

Ingraham said.

While this is noted,. Mr Perpall said that he still: feels
that the prime minister needs’ to offer Bahamians a
more concrete plan.

“This is the time for Mr Ingraham to reach out to the
Bahamian business community to discuss viable options
to solve the unemployment problem and provide a
more stable future so that when times like these come
again the blow would not be as hard.

-“You are just hoping that things will change when
you have 5,000 children coming out of school this year,
and 5,000 next year. What are we going to.do? While I

-appreciate his honesty, he did not provide us with a

plan, and that is what we need.

“He needs to come back to the public with some-
thing with a little more teeth so that we can have some-
thing that we can use to cause a turn-around in this
case. The days of blind leadership are over. We need a
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THE TRIBUNE



FROM page one

the murder detection rate in an
interview, Mr Ferguson said that
despite the rate falling from 76 per
cent in 2007 to 61 per cent last
year, this is still an “extraordinary
achievement” when compared
with those recorded internation-
ally.

Crimes against the person,
which were reported less in 2008
than 2007 were: murder (8 per cent
reduction), attempted murder (14
per cent reduction), manslaughter
(25 per cent reduction), rape (16
per cent), unlawful sexual inter-
course (18 per cent), armed rob-
bery (5 per cent).

But this was not the case across
the board: reports of attempted
robbery leapt by 70 per cent, rob-
bery 29 per cent, and attempted
rape saw a five per cent leap,

Murder rate

By contrast, out of six categories
of crimes against property, there
was an increase in the reporting
of all such crimes in 2008 over
2007,

However, this again corre-
sponded with an improvement in
the detection rate in all such types
of property-related matters, apart
from burglary, which stuck at 2007
levels.

Crimes against the property are:
housebreaking, shopbreaking,
stealing, burglary, vehicle theft and
stealing from a vehicle.

Increases in the reporting rate of
property crimes in 2008 signifi-
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munity programmes aimed at
heightening awareness.

“Each and every citizen has got
to make an effort and we encour-
age that,” said Mr Ferguson.

He added that 2008 detection
figures are only “preliminary” as
cases which police began investi-
gating last year, but may not have
yet solved, may still be brought to
a conclusion this year or at some
other point in the future.

Amongst crimes against the per-

son, armed robbery is the most
commonly reported crime in both
2007 and 2008, with reports
totalling 820 and 782 in those years
respectively.

Unlawful sexual intercourse
(255 reports in 2007, 208 in 2008)
and robbery (197 reports in 2007,
255 in 2008) are the second anc
third most commonly reported
crimes in this category in both
years.

Manslaughter and attempted
murder are the least reported
crimes in that period.

For those against property, over
the last two years people reported
housebreaking more than any oth-
er crime, with 2531 and 2687
reports in 2007 and 2008 respec-
tively.

Shopbreaking (1520 in 2007 anc
1573 in 2008) and stealing (1336

in 2007, 1492 in 2008) are the sec- - .

ond most reported property
crimes. |

Gold Award recipients

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Prince Edward complimented those who were doing renovations to
the Governor General’s residence on a job well done.

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They were chargéd yester-

day and released on bail to

appear in George Town Mag-
istrate’s Court on Tuesday
morning.

Bahamas National Trust
(BNT) staff in the Exuma
Land and Sea Park assisted
police in pursuing the pair
after photographs of people
taunting iguanas, and then
grilling and eating them were

ing website Facebook.

Also photographed is a
dinghy filled with around 20
juvenile conch and people
preparing the conch to eat.

There are four people in the

although police are continu-
ing investigations they have
not confirmed whether they
are looking for the other two
persons pictured.

BNT executive director Eric
Carey, who alerted police in
Exuma after the pictures were
sent to him by e-mail, said:
“We have passed.on informa-
tion to the police about the
other two people, and one of
the individuals was seen here
in Nassau.

“We believe he has infor-
mation related to this incident
and we need action.”

The Wild Animal Protec-
tion Act imposes a $300 fine
and six-month prison sentence

dead or alive, and violation of
the Fisheries Resources: Act
can lead to a $5,000 fine and

Pair suspected of eating
iguanas to appear in court

posted on the social network-

series of photographs, and -

‘need more support from citi-

for possession of an iguana’

‘ to voluntary compliance of our




Mr Carey said: “The laws
are adequate but the penalties
need to be revised upwards.

“Instead of $300 and six
months in prison it should be
$30,000 or $100,000 and 15
years in jail.

“It should be a deterrent.
What is the deterrent if you
sell an iguana on the interna-
tional market for $1,000?”

Critically endangered West
Indian iguanas are also pro-
tected under the Convention
on International Trade In
Endangered Species (CITES)
as they are some of the most
endangered lizards in the
world.

And the United States citi-
zens should be investigated by
the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, Mr Carey
said.

BNT staff work to protect
endangered species across the
country, and they have not had
any incidents of eating of
flamingoes, or ‘hush hush’, in
recent years, nor have there
been reports of the Bahama
Parrot being caught and killed
for meat or exported, Mr-
Carey said.

But to enforce laws, “We

























zens,” he said.

“Our country is so vast, and
we have so many islands, it is a
nightmare to try to police
everything.

“So the thing. the Trust
pushes for is environmental
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Ministry: no decision yet on
teacher accused of molestation

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

FREEPORT - The Ministry of
Education says a decision has yet
to be made concerning the public
school teacher accused of sexual
molestation by two of his former
male students.

The teacher, who denies the
claims, was removed from the
Eight Mile Rock High School and
placed on probationary leave
after the allegations surfaced last
month.

Elma Garraway, permanent
secretary in the Ministry of Edu-
cation, told The Tribune yester-

day that investigations are still
ongoing.

“To my knowledge, the matter
is still under investigation,” she
said.

The allegations have raised
concern among parents, particu-
larly at Eight Mile Rock High,

where it is claimed that the abuse |

took place.

The school’s PTA president
Troy Garvey wants the govern-
ment to take further steps to
ensure parents that their children
are safe.

The two former students claim
that the teacher molested. them
while they were students at EMR
High.

The men — who are now both
19 years old — say the abuse start-
ed while they were in the seventh
grade and lasted for years.

Although the young men filed
complaints with the police sever-
al weeks ago, no charges have
been brought against the teacher.

criminal complaints could not be
filed. because the boys are now
adults and did not report the mat-
ter when they were.students.

Hezekiah Dean, district super-
intendent of schools, said he has
made recommendations to the
director of education concerning
such matters, but these have yet
to be enforced.

Call for services for disabled people to be improved

@ By LLONELLA GILBERT

ACCESSIBILITY to goods and |
services for persons with disabilities [
have improved somewhat in the R
Bahamas, but there is still a long way |

to go, according to Iris Adderley,

consultant to the Department of |

Social Services Disability Affairs
Division.

During an interview at her office,
Ms Adderley said accessibility
involves more than disabled persons
being able to access the physical
environment, it also includes being
able to have access support services,

-health services, education and infor-
mation.

“So things that help you become a
contributing citizen of the country
are the same entitlements that per-
sons with disabilities are entitled to,”
said Ms Adderley who uses a wheel-
chair following a car accident.

“When I say that I am a Bahami-
an that means something to me, this
means everything in this country that
is available to anybody that lives in

this country should and must be available to me.’



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CONSULTANT AT the Department
of Social Services Disability Affairs
Division Iris Adderley talks about
the need for persons with disabilities
to have the same access to various
types of services as persons without
a disability during an interview at
her office.

is a sizable part of the population
that you are leaving out’.
“International statistics say that

/ 10 to 15 per cent of any population

has a disability. If you register, you
tend to have better sidewalks, better
support services, better healthcare,

the schools will be better accommo-.

dating as well as businesses — all
these things come into play if we
have an idea of who we are servic-
ing.”

Ms Adderley said integrating the
disabled into society'should begin at
an early age, and this involves allow-
ing students with disabilities into reg-
ular schools designed to accommo-
date them.

She explained that wile all dis-
abled students cannot participate in
regular schools, pupils with disabili-
ties should not be limited to special
schools.

“If you and I went to school from
the time we were in kindergarten,
and I have a disability and you do
not, by the time we are in 12th grade,
you tend to see me more than you

see my disability.

Mr Garvey explained that -

Pointing out that the country will not move as
fast as it should if some people are left behind,. the
Ms Adderley said that persons with disabilities must
chart their own course as well and understand that
freedom is not free but has to be fought for.

“We are people who know how to fight for what
we want, so the community of persons with disabil-
ities then has to take charge and say that these are
our entitlements, and we have to organise, unify
and decide what we are going to fight for to become
included.”

Ms Adderley said it is important for persons with
disabilities to understand the benefits of joining the
National Registry at the Disability Affairs office.
The National Registry is a database that lists the
number of disabled persons in the country.

“If we are going to become an inclusive society,
we need to >be-able to say-to the government, ‘hére

“You tend to understand me and when you go off
to school or you make decisions as to your career,
you will tend to not see. me as different and you
will make decisions that would be inclusive of me,
whereas someone who has never had any association
with me, I am a stranger to them.” :

She said that once persons with disabilities are
properly provided with access, they will become
more active in their communities.

This is where the Disabilities Affairs Division
becomes important. Ms Adderley said businesses
and other entities should consult with the Division
before constructing or remodelling buildings or pro-
viding any type of service so they could also inelude
proper access for the disabled.

Furthermore, she said persons should Hsten to
the disabled when they explain what their needs

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Opposition raises questions
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FROM page one

otherwise than provided for by
the Constitution," the MP for
Fort Charlotte said.

Section 7 (2) of the Bill says:
"The person who is appointed
as Commissioner of Police or
Deputy Commissioner of Police
shall occupy such office for a
period of five years from the
date of his appointment or such
shorter period as determined by
the Governor-general, acting on

_ the recommendation of the

Prime Minister after consulta-
tion of the leader of the opposi-
tion." ,

However, Mr Sears argued
that the framers of the Consti-
tution gave the commissioner of
police and deputy commissioner
constitutional protection to
ensure that they were free of
political influence and "to main-
tain public confidence in the

‘ commissioner carrying out 'qua-

si-judicial' functions of law
enforcement." He quoted Arti-
cle 119 of the Constitution,
which says, "Power to make
appointment to the offices of
commissioner of police and
deputy commissioner of police
shall be vested in the governor-

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of the opposition."

Mr Sears continued: "Clearly
the framers of our Constitution
intended through this elaborate
process of removing the com-
missioner or deputy commis-
sioner of police, to give (thém)
security of tenure and to protect
the independence and impar-
tiality of these offices from inter-
ference by the executive."

Former National Security
Minister Cynthia Pratt said the
provisions that dictate the
removal of a commissioner of
police and deputy commissioner
are deeply entrenched in the:
Constitution. She questioned,
then, how these provisions could
be. amended by a simple act. of

Parliament.

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period. However, there is a

process that must be adhered to
by Parliament. I therefore invite
the FNM government to rethink
this fatal mistake if we are to

" maintain the respect as a free

and democratic society," Mrs
Pratt said. ;

She also suggested that gov-
ernment reconsider its position
on the. provisions related to the
National Security Council, which
were excluded from the pro-
posed Bill.

The provisions were inserted
in the 2007 Police Service Act,
during her term as national secu-
rity minister, to ensure that all
heads of national law enfofce-
ment regularly meet to discuss
offices affecting national securi-
ty.

Yesterday, Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turnquest
introduced the Bill — a Bill for
an Act to Repeal the Police Ser-
vice Act and the Police Act —
for second reading.

The proposed Act establish-
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functions and powers of the
RBPF and will establish a police
complaints inspectorate. —

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2009 and will repeal the 1965
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The repealed 2007 Police Ser-
vice. Act is the foundation for
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‘Dr Michael Darville

FROM page one

abetment to extortion and con-
spiracy to extort in connection
with.an alleged $25 million
extortion plot against Ameri-
can actor John. Travolta. The
alleged plot stems from the
death of Mr Travolta's 16-year-
old son Jett, who died in the
family's Grand Bahama vaca-
tion home.

Last week Bridgewater, along
with ambulance driver Tarino
Lightbourne, was arraigned on
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‘trate's Court. She was released

on $50,000 bail.

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Chamber president tells Carmichael
Primary achievers to dream big

PRESIDENT of _ the COOROR
Bahamas Chamber of Com- ~
merce Dionisio D’Aguilar chal-
lenged hundreds of students at
the Carmichael Primary School
to dream of one day owning
their own businesses. °

Mr D’ Aguilar was addressing
the school’s Awards Day Cere-
mony on Friday, January 30,
2009.

He told the students that in
order to own their own busi-
nesses they must work very
hard in school. Also in atten-
dance at the awards ceremony
was the Minister of Youth
Sports and Culture Desmond
Bannister, businessman Ethric
Bowe of Advanced Technical
Enterprises along with scores
of parents.

The school’s.principal Albert

Clarke Jr said nine students suc-
cessfully obtained a 4.0 grade
point average (GPA); 90 stu-
dents made the principal’s list
with a GPA of 3.51 to 4.0; 188
students made the honour roll
with a 3.0 to 3.5 GPA and 196
students received honourable
mention with a 2.5 to 2.9 GPA.
Mr Clarke said that of the 865
students who wrote the end of
term exams last year, some 620
students successfully attained
the Ministry of Education’s
GPA of 2.0 to 4.0.
_ “J want you to work hard in
school and do well because, this
is the most important time in
your life. In order to build a
good house, you need a good
foundation. In order to build a
good life, you need a good edu-
cation,” Mr D’ Aguilar said.

He also urged the students
who. may be experiencing prob-
lems in reading and in math to -
put up their hands and ask for
help.

The Chamber president said
that the school is pursuing a cul-
ture of excellence.

“IT am glad to be a part of this
ceremony and see first hand all
of these wonderful and beauti-
ful kids here today. I-want you
all to continue to strive. I want
you all to continue to succeed,
because if you do, the rewards
are waiting out there for you.
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LeBron surpasses 12,000
points as Cavs beat Raptors

Mf By The Associated Press

LeBron James sometimes
even surprises his own coach
with an electrifying play.

James scored 33 points to
eclipse 12,000 for his career, but
it was his block of a dunk
attempt by Chris Bosh during
the fourth quarter of the Cleve-
land Cavaliers' 101-83 win over
the Toronto Raptors that got

- coach Mike Brown's attention

on Tuesday night.

"That caught me off guard,"
Brown said. "When he came
from the weak side and got that
block, I was floored. I didn't

think there was any way what-:
soever that any human being '

could come from the weak side
and contest a shot the way he

‘did. Wow! Wow! Wow!"

James' performance helped
the Cavs win their 23rd in a row
at home, breaking the club
record set during the 1988-89
season.

"It's another great thing in
this season," James said. "It's
great to put another record in
the book. Every player and
coach should be proud of it."

In other NBA games Tues-
day, it was: Boston 100,
Philadelphia 99; Minnesota 116,
Indiana 111; New Jersey 99,
Milwaukee 85; Houston 107,
Chicago 100; and Denver 104,
San Antonio 96.

In Cleveland, James became
the fastest player in NBA his-
tory to reach the 12,000-point
plateau. At 24 years, 35 days,
he did it quicker than Los
Angeles Lakers star Kobe

Bryant, who was 25 years, 220.

days.

"He's still going to get bet-

er," Brown said. "That's the

scary thing."

James, who did not make a
field goal in the second half,
helped put Toronto away with
his free throws and defense.

First, he was fouled on a dri-.

ve and made both free throws.
On the Raptors' next trip,
James thwarted Bosh's dunk
before being fouled again and
making both free throws — he
finished 13-of-13 from the line



LEBRON JAMES dunks against the Raptors in the first quarter of Tuesday’s

game in Cleveland.

James, the Eastern Confer-
ence's player of the month in
January, now heads to Madi-
son Square Garden on Wednes-
day after Bryant set a new
MSG scoring mark.

Bryant scored 61 on Monday

night against the Knicks, and
New York coach Mike D'An-
toni is well aware that James
could rewrite the record book
quickly.

"We set the bar up high for
him. He'd have to play really
well," D'Antoni said.

But James isn't going to New
York intent ‘on breaking
records. —

"T just go out and play my
game," he said. "I'm not a video
game where you can just expect
me to go out there and score
60 or 70."

He seemed that way in the
first quarter Tuesday, when he
outscored the Raptors 16-15.

James made his first six shots °

and set the tone as the Cava-
liers beat the Raptors for the

ninth straight time at home.

"There's not much you can

-say;":Bosh said. "It's not the

— to build the lead. to.12)naemneafirst.time he has done it. It











(AP. Photo: Mark Duncan)

won't be the last. He was very
aggressive. I guess he really
started feeling it. He fired up a
couple of 3s and those went in.
He was really rolling to start
the game.."

~ Celtics 100, 76ers 99

At Philadelphia, Ray Allen
took a perfect pass from Paul
Pierce and buried a baseline 3-
pointer with 0.5 seconds left to
give the Celtics their 12th
straight victory.

Kevin Garnett missed his sec-
ond straight game with the flu.
Pierce scored 29 points, Allen
had 23 and Glen Davis had 12
points and 11 rebounds.

Andre Iguodala scored 22
points and Andre Miller had 21

for the 76ers.

Timberwolves 116,

Pacers 111

At Indianapolis, Randy Foye
scored 19 points to help Min-
nesota snap a three-game skid.

Sebastian Telfair and Ryan
Gomes each scored 16 points,
Kevin Love had 15 points and

‘11 rebounds and Al Jefferson

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for the Timberwolves.

Danny Granger scored 28
points for the Pacers, who have
lost back-to-back home games.

Rockets 107; Bulls 100

At Houston, Yao Ming
scored 28 points, and Luis Sco-
la scored 13 points and matched

. acareer high with 18 rebounds
*.for the Rockets.

Aaron. Brooks scored 18 and
Tracy McGrady added 16 in
Houston's sixth straight win and
11th in their last 12 games
against the Bulls.

Luol Deng scored 'a season-
high 28 and Ben Gordon added
20 for Chicago.

Nets 99, Buck 85

At East Rutherford, N.J.,
Vince Carter had’15 points, 12
assists and 10 rebounds for his

fifth-career triple double, and

the Nets spoiled Richard Jef-
ferson's homecoming.

It. was the first time back in
New Jersey for Jefferson, who
spent his first seven seasons’
with the Nets, after being dealt
for Bobby Simmons and Yi
Jianlian this past summer.

Although he started off the
night by missing his first three
shots, Jefferson finished by hit-
ting 7-of-16 from the field to
lead Milwaukee with 27 points.

Nuggets 104, Spurs 96
At Denver, Carmelo Antho-
ny scored 35. points and the

‘Nuggets nearly frittered away

a 17-point lead before hanging
on to beat a Spurs team playing
without Tim Duncan, Tony
Parker and Manu Ginobili.
Ginobili has a bruised hip,

~ and coach Gregg Popovich said

he decided to give Duncan and
Parker the night off in. Denver
following the Spurs' overtime
win at Golden State on Mon-
day night.

Anthony went to the bench
with Denver comfortably ahead
but had to come back into the
game with 8:47 left and the
Nuggets clinging to an 80-78
lead. His return.had.an imme-
diate impact as the Nuggets
went'on a-9-0 run to Spare con-
trol, 0 a
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 13



Ma ei rrr eee
‘It’s time to take Hugh
Campbell to another level’

IN less than two weeks, we
will be getting ready for one of
the Bahamas’ most spectacular
event - the prestigious Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic.

Scheduled for February 16-
21, the week-long double elimi-
nation format tournament will
bring the best of the public and
private schools in New Provi-
dence, as well as the schools
from Grand Bahama and the
majority of the Family Islands.

Organisers normally put on a
great show with many of the top
players who have gone on to
excel and take the spotlight in
colleges and universities in the
United States. This year should
be no different. There are many
players who are performing
exceptionally well in their
respective high school leagues.

Talking about leagues, there
are about three of them alone in
New Providence - Government
Secondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation, the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Independent Secondary
Schools and the Bahamas
Scholastic Association - and yet
there is still no opportunity for
them to come together to really
determine who is the number
one ranked team in the coun-
try.

Sure, high school guru
Oswald Simmons from Grand

Bahama produces weekly rank- "

ings of the senior boys and girls
teams. But there are no such
rankings for the junior girls and
boys.

national tournament, such as the
magnitude of Hugh Campbell,
that can bring, let's just say for

the sake of argument because:

there are many who may think
otherwise, the top four schools
in the playoffs in each division in
a single elimination tournament
like the NCAA that provides
an opportunity for the schools to
play for their national rankings.

Not taking anything away
from the organisers of the Hugh
Campbell, who must be com-
mended for the role they've

' where any

Wouldn’t it be nice to see a

played over
the past 20-
plus years
in provid-
ing such an
unique
tournament

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of the
senior boys
teams who
wish to par-
ticipate are
allowed to
‘enter.

I think
the tourna-
ment has
suited its
purpose, but it's time to take it
to another level.

The national tournament can
also be set up for the senior girls
as well as the junior boys and
girls.

Remember, we're only talk-
ing about the top four teams in
each division. Grand Bahama
can also have their top four
teams entered, but it might only
be feasible for the Family
Islands to bring in their cham-
pionship or runners-up teams
as well.

If it's not feasible, then the
tournament in its initial stage
can be limited to just the three
leagues in New Providence.
Grand Bahama, I'm sure, would
love to showcase their top four
teams as'‘well, bringing a lot of
parity to the level of play.

The Bahamas Basketball Fed-
eration, through the Ministry. of

OPINION

Youth, Sports and Culture,

could take on such a venture to
ensure that all of the schools
feel they will be given an equal
opportunity to prove their worth
and that they all earn some
incentives to help with their ath-
letic programmes.

‘The Bahamas Association of

. Athletic Associations and the
- Bahamas Softball Federation’

,put on similar tournaments, but
they too have not reached the
magnitude that I think they can
because they usually don't

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attract all of the top schools for
one reason or the other.

I think this is a gold mine that
all of the federations or associ-
ations, whose sports are being
played in the high school sys-
tem, should take advantage of
because it's obvious from what
we've seen from Hugh Camp-
bell year after year that the pub-
lic is interested in watching the
vast amount of talent-available
in the country.

In the meantime, let's get
ready to watch some exciting
high school basketball at the
tourney.

ANOTHER SPORTING
GREAT GONE
ON Sunday, the sailing com-

‘munity was left in shock after

they got the news that Richard
Munroe passed away at Doc-
tors Hospital after a long illness.
He was 75. .

Munroe was a former sailor,

who after 30 years of competing, *

decided to give back to the sport
and he ventured into the adrin-
istration office, having served
as a commodore for the
Bahamas Boat Owners and
Sailors Association,

When the association got into
some turbulent waters over the
leadership, Munroe and a few
concerned enthusiasts decided
to form the National Sailing
Association, giving boat own-
ers and sailors an alternative
body to compete.

It was under Munroe's lead-
ership as the NSA's commodore
that a few more sailing events
were returned to New Provi-
dence.

Subsequently, the Ministry of. ,

Youth, Sports and Culture
stepped in and helped to organ-
ise the All-In-One Regatta,
which was staged this past week
in Montagu Beach.

If he was healthy, Munroe
would have probably taken his
familiar-spot on one of the com-
mittee boats, working as one of

-the race coordinators. As fate
would have it; Munroe was’: :!

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recuperating in his hospital bed
until his demise.

Having ridden a number of

- times in one of the committee

boats with Munroe, I think it's

fair to say that he can best be

remembered as the consummate

administrator. He was never
impartial to any of the boats,
whether he watched them sink
or broke a mast.

Not one to be vocal in a sport
that has its share of loudmouths,
Munroe went about performing

his duty with dignity and grace.
He was remembered by many
of the boat owners and sailors
for his fair play and integrity.
He has certainly left his mark
in the sand of time. Munroe

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2009 TRIBUNE SPORTS



‘A Salute to Legends’ all set



EDWIN Lightbourne (centre), general manager of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas, is shown at ZNS
yesterday standing behind the floating trophy with senior members of the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence
Forces. It was announced that ‘A Salute to Legeiids’ basketball competition - with teams from both forces - is

scheduled for 7pm March 28 at the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium.



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The star for-
ward redeemed
himself, scoring
the team’s final six points down the stretch, includ-

FROM page 15

' . ing an acrobatic-finish to put his team ahead 55-

54 with just over a minute remaining.

The 60-56 win ensured there would be a new
champion in the division as the Big Red Machines
knocked off the defending champions.

After Falcons point guard Sanelso Adderley
missed. a pair of free throws, Wilmott scored
again to put his team ahead, 57-54. eee

With the score: 58-56, a steal by Brando
Whynss stifled the Falcons.last comeback hope as
he passed an assist ahead-to Wilmott to-give the
Big Red Machines a 60-56 advantage.

Wilmott, who finished with a game high 20
points, said despite the late misses he never lost
faith in his ability to finish.

“T did not let the misses get to me, I had faith,
I believed in myself and my teammates,” he said.

“We came out here and we concentrated on that
defense. We know we are the best team we just
have to go out there and prove it in the champi-
onship.” : ;

Sharpshooting point guard Ken Wood finished
with 13 points while Whyms added10. =~

Said Wood: “We went out there hard‘and we
played to the best .of our ability-today and for
the championship I know we will bé-ready,” he
said.

Adderley led the Falcons with 13 points, while
Savant Laing added 10.

Nathaniel Ferguson and Renard Ingraham both
finished with eight apiece.

In the senior girls matchup, the. pennant win-:

‘ ning Giants kept their title defense hopes alive

with a 38-29 win over the Nassau Christian Acad-
emy Crusaders. af Haas
The Crusaders scored the games opening bas-
ket, but the Giants went on a 12-0. run and even-
tually escaped the first quarter with a 15-6 lead.
Th ding.champ 2 lead rew to as,,

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ig- -at-the end of.the third,
saders opened the fourth on a 5-0.rn to-com
within four points, 30-262. 2:0 pn ee

Ahead by just four points with 33-29 with 2:25. .
remaining, Giants’ point guard Caryn Moss end-.
ed the game with a 5-0 run to seal her'team’s

championship berth. * EPA

Moss finished with a team high 14 points while

Alexia Maycock added nine. Gabrielle McKinney
_led,the Crusaders with 15 points while Leanna
Johnson added eight.

In the junior girls semifinal, the Comets steam-
rolled St John’s College’38-2 to-advance'to their
second consecutive championship.

Alexandria Marshall led the Comets with a
gave high 20 points while Talia Thompson
chipped in with six. .








Kapono
aims for 3-
peat in All-
Star 3-point

shootout

NEW YORK (AP) — It's all
3s all the time for Jason
Kapono.

The Toronto Raptors for-
ward will be looking to become
the third player to win the 3-
point shootout when he takes
on five challengers in the event
during the NBA's All-Star
weekend. ,

Kapono will match 3-point-
ers against Eastern Conference
All-Star reserves Danny
Granger of the Indiana Pacers
and Rashard Lewis of the
Orlando Magic, as well.as Mike
Bibby of the’ Atlanta Hawks,
Roger Mason of the San Anto-
nio Spurs and Daequan Cook
of the Miami Heat.

The shootout is Saturday,
February 13, the night before
the All-Star game in Phoenix.

The three-time, 3-point
shooting winners are Larry Bird
(1986-88) and Craig Hodges
(1990-92).

The players will compete in a
two-round competition, with the
top three finishers from the first
round advancing to the finals.
Five shooting stations will be
set up around the 3-point line,
and each player has one minute
of shooting time.

Lewis leads the group with
137 3-pointers this season, fol-
lowed by Granger with 120,
Bibby with 114, Cook with 105,
Mason with 103 and Kapono
with 52.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY DS



2009,

More playing time for Davis in NBA D-league



lm By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

STILL awaiting a call up to
the National Basketball Asso-
ciation in his first season in the
NBA’s Developmental League,
Bennet Davis is helping his
cause with a recent productive
streak of games.

Since January 17, Davis has

scored in double figures in six of
the past seven contests for the
Utah Flash:

During the seven: game
stretch, Davis has seen consid-



' game.

_ his time on

erably more
playing time,
averaging
over 26 min-
utes - per

Making
the most of

the floor,
Davis has
averaged 11.7
points, 4.2 ic
rebounds: 1.8 Bennet Davis
assists and
1.8 blocks per game.

The former Northeastern





Wildcat has also shot 41 per

. cent from the field and 87 per

cent from the free throw line.
In the five games prior, Davis
averaged just over 12 minutes
per contest and 5.3 points per
game. .
During the stretch, Davis has

_ get season highs in nearly every

statistical category.

His best effort came January
30th in a 118-82 win over the
Reno Bighorns.

Davis scored a season high
20 points,. grabbed eight
rebounds and blocked four
shots, both of which tied sea-

son highs.
He also set a season high i in
made field goals with seven. :
Other key performances
included a 13 point, four assists
(season high) outing in a 123-
114 win over the Fort Wayne
Mad Ants and a 10 point 6

‘rebound outing in a 100-95 win

over the Bakersfield Jam when
he made eight of niné free
throws for another season high.

The Flash has won five of the
seven games during the time
period and are currently second

in the Western Division with a

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iG - ciation of Indepen-
dent ‘Secondary

Schools basketball playoffs
advanced as expected on day
one of the semifinals. The St
Augustine’s: College Big Red
Machines junior boys, Queen’s
College junior girls, and St
John’s College senior girls.all
advanced to the championship

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met Three Cou

Top teampssanlvance

series with wins yesterday at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Results of the senior boys
matchup between the West-
minster College Diplomats and
the C W Saunders Cougars
were unavailable up to press
time last night.

In the junior boys semifinal,
with the Big Red Machinés
leading 51-49,. Jabari Wilmott
missed three point-blank finger
rolls that. would have given his

‘team a two possession lead.

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of East Nassau

to hold Pink Ball to battle diseases

THE Inner Wheel Club of East
Nassau is hosting a Pink Ball on
Saturday, March 14, at the British
Colonial. Hilton in aid of breast
and prostate cancer awareness
and prevention.

Breast cancer is affecting
women in the Bahamas at an
alarming and increasing rate. One

‘of the best methods of beating
breast cancer is through early
detection. Similarly, early detec-
tion of prostate cancer saves lives.

Proceeds raised from the Pink
Ball will be donated to the Cancer
Caring Society.

“Unfortunately, the Bahamas
has an unusually high rate of both
breast and prostate cancers and
we wanted to focus on both for
this year’s ball,” said Heather
Peterson, president of the Inner
Wheel Club of East Nassau.

“Our goal is to raise ‘funds to
assist the Cancer Society with
their ongoing cancer screenings
for breast and prostate cancer in
the Family Islands and with
research. It is also our wish that
the Pink Ball will create-an
awareness of the importance of

having mammograms and

prostate screenings.”

The Pink Ball will also feature
a raffle and silent auction. A one-
of-a-kind quilt created by the
members of the Stepping Stone
Quilters will be the hallmark
silent auction item. Entitled
“Aqua Bliss”, the queen-sized
quilt atid matching European pil?
low shams are comprised of a

myriad of blue hued shapes and
designs of Bahama Hand Prints



.



“The quilt
was chosen as
our hallmark
auction item
because it _
symbolises the
spirit of the
Pink Ball and
its goal.”



_ Robin Symonette

original fabrics.
- Diverse

“The quilt was chosen as our

hallmark auction item because it —

symbolises the spirit of the Pink

'. Ball.and its goal,” said Robin
“Symonette, .a member of the

Stepping Stone Quilters Guild
who helped create the quilt and
member of the Inner Wheel Club
of East Nassau. >

“A quilt is made of diverse pat-

‘terns and pieces that come

together harmoniously as a uni-
fied whole. It is also a symbol of
_--warmth.and security. One of our
quilt guild members battled
breast cancer last year so this quilt
‘is particularly close to our hearts.

Nassau; Robin Symonette; Linda Brown, Ann Lever.

(Seated | left to right) Gill Skates, Karen Johnson, Georgina Webster, and Elinor Kurton. Members of the Innér
Wheel Club of East Nassau prepare for the Pink Bal which will raise funds to support breast and prostate soreen-

ings.

Parties WU a
STARTING AT



SYMBOL OF WARMTH: (left to
rightr) BONNIE Phillips, Maria Chis-
nall and Irene Knowles of the Step-
ping Stone Quilt Guild stand before
the quilt that the entire guild mem-
bership created to help raise funds
at the Pink Ball in aid of the Cancer
Society.

We hope the community
embraces and supports our cause

‘by making a bid on the quilt to

help raise funds for cancer screen-
ings.”

The spirit quilt will be on dis-
play at the Stepping Stone Quilt
Guild show at Trinity Methodist
Church, Frederick Street, until
Saturday, February 7. It will then
be displayed at Maison Décor at
Lyford Cay until the Pink Ball.
The public is invited to make bids
on the quilt in advance of the ball.

“Last year the Pink Ball was a
great Success and this year it is
already generating incredible sup-
port,” said Mrs Peterson.

“We appreciate any donation

or contribution to our raffle or: .

silent auction and thank those
that have already committed
prizes. We hope that our effort
will help many detect breast and
prostate cancer early which ulti-
mately saves lives.”

Tickets to the Pink Ball, which
is black-or pink-tie optional, are
$150 and include a cocktail hour,
dinner and dancing with music
provided by Modern Vintage.





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LUXURY REALTOR MARIO CAREY'S DONATION HELPS BLAIRWOOD ACADEMY HELP MATH-CHALLENGED STUDENTS



NAME a singlé subject that can
turn the verbal elite into tantrum-
“throwing lunatics and instantly trans-
46'm wordsmiths into wannabe war-
ridrs. You got it. Math.

“If Math can do that to ordinary
folks, imagine what it can do to
“Someone with learning disabilities,”
says Mario Carey, a luxury market
realtor to whom handling numbers
usually means configuring square
“footage under roof and linear beach-
rent.

President of Mario Carey Realty,

“Wir Carey learned what it’s like to
tive with math disabilities not from
his profession but from his son, 12-
year- -old who suffers from Asperg-

ee s syndrome, a high functioning
t

orm of autism.

“Cole, our son, goes to Blairwood
Axtademy where there are special
waeogrammes for students with spe-

cial needs, but one area they really
needed a boost was Mathematics so
we zeroed in on that and made a con-
tribution we hope will bring what we
-are calling ‘Math relief’ for students
‘with math disabilities.” It’s actually
‘ealled TouchMath.

More than 100 students attend the

not-for-profit school on Village .

Road. Housed in a converted classic
Bahamian home, the one-of-a-kind
institution provides testing and
assessment, individualized learning,
‘supportive classroom environments
and behavioural and management



services for parents and children.
They recently added a programme
for children with autism, the fastest-
growing development disability in
the U.S. where one in every 150 chil-
dren is born with the condition rang-
ing from slightly detached behaviour
to the most severe cases with multi-
ple sensory disorders and total dis-
engagement from society.
“TouchMath is a programme that
uses all the learning styles — touch-

eeking ‘Math relief



ing, hearing and seeing,”

on the number.” Repeated use of
number one with one circle on it,
two with two circles and on up to
nine with nine marked circles makes
the number real, not abstract. Cir-

cles can be Bingo chips or Smar-

explains
education and behavioural therapist
Myrna Hoogers, who uses the ‘See it;
Hear, it, Touch it,’ system to teach
Math at Blairwood. “Each number
from one to nine has certain points

erosity.



ties.®” The Sistah is gaining popu-
larity in lower grades and is now
being used in special education pro-
grammes. According to Hoogers, it’s
“like training wheels for math and
we are very grateful to Mario Carey
and his family for making. those
wheels available for our students.”
As for the Careys, having a son
with Asperger’s syndrome has re-
affirmed their commitment to com-
munity. Afternoons and Sarurday



. LUXURY REALTOR Mario Carey, far left, beams with pride as son Cole,
“next to him, ‘and fellow Blairwood Academy student Alex demon-
strate TouchMath —a learning tool to provide “Math relief” to children
with learning challenges — under the direction of education and
behavioural specialist, Myrna Hoogers. The academy that specialises

in providing testing and education for children with developmental chal-
lenges was able to introduce the increasingly popular TouchMath
programme recently. thanks in large path to the Carey family’s gen-

mornings often: find Dad and Cole

‘in a golf cart on Paradise Island,

searching for wayward golf balls to
collect, sell and donate to REACH,
an organisation providing support
and.educational services for those
with autism.

“It’s one thing to be successful in
business,” says Carey; but it’s a total-
ly different thing to be successful as a
parent; one of the important lessons
to teach is that of helping others.”



‘Mother' of Iraqi women bomber network arrested

By QASSIM ABDUL-
ZAHRA

and BRIAN MURPHY
“BAGHDAD

‘AA woman accused of helping
retruit dozens of female suicide
bambers looked into the cam-
era and described the process:
trolling society for likely.candi-
dates and then patiently con-

security forces have tried to
recruit more women. In last
week's provincial elections,
women teachers and civic work-
ers helped search voters.

. Al-Moussawi, the military
spokesman, alleged Jassim was
in contact with top leaders of
Ansar al-Sunnah in Diyala, the
last foothold of major Sunni
insurgent strength near Bagh-

verting the-women from trove, -dad.

bled souls into deadly attack- -

ers, according to’ the-Associat-
ed Press.

The accounts, in a video
released Tuesday by Iraq police,
‘offer a rare glimpse into the net-
works used to find and train the
gvomen bombers who have
become one of the insurgents'
most effective weapons as they
struggle under increasing crack-
downs. In a’separate prison
interview with The Associated
Press, with interrogators nearby,
the woman said she was part of
a.plot in which young women
were raped and then sent to her
9 matronly advice. She said
She would try to persuade the
Nictims to become suicide
Bombers as their only escape
from the shame and to reclaim,
eir honor.

_ The AP was allowed access
condition the information
would not be released until the
‘ ormal announcement of the
arrest. The U.S. and Iraqi mili-
taries have made. past claims








without. providing much evi- .

dence about efforts by insur-
gents to recruit vulnerable
women as well as children as
ttackers. Those included state-
‘ments by the Iraqis that two
women who blew themselves
up last year in Baghdad had
Down's Syndrome, accounts
that were not supported by sub-
sequent investigations.

It also was not possible inde-
pendently to verify the claim
that insurgents sent out people
to rape women who could then
be recruited as bombers in the
volatile Diyala province north-
east of Baghdad.

But the suspect, 50-year-old

Samira Ahmed Jassim — who-

said her code name was "The
Mother of Believers" — has giv--
en unusual firsthand descrip-
tions of the possible workings
‘behind last year's spike in
attacks by women bombers.
The Iraqi military spokesman,
Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi,
said the suspect had recruited
more than 80 women willing to
carry out attacks and admitted
masterminding 28 bombings in
different areas.. Female suicide
‘Bombers attempted or success-
ully carried out 32 attacks last
ear, compared with eight in
2007, according to U.S. military
figures. Most recently, a woman
detonated an explosive under
her robes that killed at least 36
people during a Shiite religious
gathering last month.

The attacks reflected a shift in
insurgent tactics: trying to
‘exploit cultural standards that
yrestrict male security forces
‘from searching women and use
the traditional flowing robes of
‘women to hide bomb-rigged
‘belts or vests. In response, Iraqi

+, The group is one of the fac-
tions with suspected ties to:al-
Qaida in Iraq.

Al-Moussawi said assiin:

"confessed to recruiting 28
female suicide bombers who
carried out terrorist operations
in different areas." He gave no
other details on the locations
or dates of the attacks.

Insurgents

In the video played for
reporters, Jassim described how

she was approached by insur--

gents to urge women to carry
out suicide attacks. She said her
first assignment was Um Hoda,
a nickname meaning mother of
Hoda.

"I talked to her a number of
times," said Jassim, who has

-four daughters and two sons. "I

went back to them and gave

them the details‘on her. And ©

they told me, bring her to us. ...

- And I took her to the police

station,-and that's where she

blew herself up."

Another woman, whom she

‘called Amal, was involved in

long conversations, Jassim said.
' "TY talked to her many times,

sat with her, and she was very
"‘she said on the.

depressed,
video. "I took her to them, and

then went back for her and she

blew herself up."

Jassim gave no further infor-
mation on the attacks or her
role in the video.

In speaking with the AP —
a week after her Jan. 21 arrest
— Jassim repeated statements
she had allegedly made to inter-
rogators that insurgents orga-
nized rapes of women and that
she would then try to coax the
victims to become suicide

* bombers. She said she was "able
“to persuade women to become
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‘suicide bombers .
women, especially those who
were raped." |

In many parts of Iraq, includ-
ing conservative Diyala, a rape
victim may be shunned by her
family and become an outcast in
society.

Police interrogators were not
in the room during Jassim's
interview with the AP, but they
were in an adjoining chamber.

Jassim did not offer addition-
al details on her alleged role in
the attacks, but suggested she
was pressured into working with
the insurgency. She claimed that
Ansar al-Sunnah provided her a
house in Diyala, where she

-operated a shop selling the tra-

ditional robes for women called
abaya. She added, however, that
Ansar al-Sunnah once threat-
ened to bomb her house if she
did not cooperate. -

"I worked with (Ansar al-

‘so they can be imprisoned after

SAMIRA AHMED JASSIM is seen in a detention
facility in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 27, 2009.
The woman, nicknamed "Umm al-Mumineen,"
suspected of recruiting more than 80 female sui-
cide bombers has been arrested, the Iraqi military
said Tuesday, dealing a major blow to one of
the most effective forms of attacks in Iraq. Iraqi
military spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Mous-
sawi said the suspect had recruited more than 80
women willing to carry out attacks. and had admit-
ted masterminding 28 bombings in different
_areas, ,

Sunnah) for a year and a half,"
she told the AP. Women sui-
cide bombers are uncommon,
but not unknown, outside Iraq.
Among Palestinians, several
woman have carried out suicide
bombings for militant groups
including Hamas and Islamic
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Govt reaffirms support for regattas









Desmond Bannister

@ By ERIC ROSE
Bahamas Information
Services

. MINISTER of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister said gov-

ernment’s budgeting of close to a half

million dollars to support regattas is
proof of its “ongoing commitment” to
supporting the sport.

“This is more than the government
gives to any other sport and we intend
to continue to support you,” Minister
Bannister said at a press conference
on Thursday.

He said that as a “Family Island
boy”, he is acutely aware of the impor-
tance of regattas to Bahamian com-

munities. “Many of the residents of
our Family Island settlements rely on
the income that they derive from the
regatta in their community to carry
them through the year,” he said.

“Tt is therefore critical for those of

‘us who are involved in regattas to

remember how much these communi-
ties depend on us and to seek to put
our differences away in the most amji-
cable fashion so that we can continue
to serve a useful purpose in our Fam-

"ily Island community.”

Minister Bannister said that regattas
cannot continue to be just “one big

party.”
Ways must be explored to help

Bahamians understand the rules and:

‘the intricacies of the sport, he said, so
that more people will actually watch
the races rather than completely ignore
them.

Warriors

“Too many, Bahamians go away

- from regattas without any idea of the

vast (array) of skills that you employ
during the races, in fact too few of
them know who the warriors of the
races are,” Minister Bannister said.
He said he is looking forward to
seeing the sport evolve so that a
vibrant youth movement can be devel-
oped through the passing on of boat.
building and sailing skills to a new gen-

Pentagon study: US should
pare Afghanistan goals

eration of Bahamians, so that the
“legacy of those who have given so
much for the development of the sport
of regatta in the Bahamas will contin-
ue to grow.”

“We as a ministry recognise and
support the importance of the won-
derful legacies left by our great sailors
and that is why last year the legendary
Captain Rolly Gray was inducted in
the National Sports Hall of Fame.

In fact, this year’s Hall of Fame Cal-
endar, he is Mr July. —

“All sailing organisations and regat-
ta committees will find this ministry
supportive of your effort to develop
the sport,” he said.








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AFGHAN, DEMONSTRATORS gather at a demonstration as black
smoke billows from burning tires in the background, following a U.S.
operation on their village in Qarabagh district of Ghazni, west of Kab-
ul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. The U.S. military said that its
overnight raid in southeastern Ghazni province targeted a militant who
coordinates attacks using roadside bombs and other weapons. It
said coalition forces conducting the operation called out for all inhab-
itants to leave the targeted home, but several people barricaded

themselves inside one building.

sis on Pakistan reflects a realiza-
tion that the root of the problem
lies in the militant havens inside
its border — a concern outlined
last week to Congress in grim tes-
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Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.

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inside Pakistan days after’ Oba-
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official who has operated in
Afghanistan, The official, who
has not seen the Joint Chiefs'
report, said the challenge-is to
craft a strategy that achieves U.S.
goals of stabilizing the region and
constraining al-Qaida, but also

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“areas,

takes into account the powerful
tribes thatresist a strong central
government and the ties among
ethnic Pashtuns on either side of
the Afghan-Pakistan border.

The Joint Chiefs' report advis-
es a greater emphasis on U.S. mil-
itary training of Pakistani forces
for counter-terror work. ;

Pakistan's government is well
aware of growing U.S. interest in
collaborating to improve its mili-
tary's muscle against al-Qaida and
Taliban elements in the border
The topic has been
broached repeatedly by senior
U.S: officials, including Mullen.

The training efforts also would
expand and develop the Afghan
army and police force, while at
the same time.work to improve
Afghan governance. .

The report also stresses that
Afghan strategy must be driven
by what the Afghans want, and
that the U.S. cannot impose its |
own goals on the Afghanistan
government.

During discussions about a new
Afghanistan strategy, military
leaders expressed worries that the
U.S. ambitions in Afghanistan —
to stabilize the country and begin
to build a democracy there —

_were beyond its ability.

And as they tried to-balance
military demands in both Iraq and
Afghanistan, some increasingly

. questioned why the U.S. contin-

ued to maintain a war-fighting
force in Iraq, even though the
mission there has shifted to a
more support role. Those fight-
ing forces, they argued, were
needed more urgently in
Afghanistan.

Military leaders have been sig-
naling for weeks that the focus of
US. efforts in Afghanistan and
Pakistan would change.

Gates told armed services com-
mittees in Congress last week that
the U.S. should keep its sights on
one thing: preventing Afghanistan
from being used as a base for ter-
rorists and extremists who would
harm the USS. or its allies. He
bluntly added that the military
could not root out terrorists while
also propping up Afghanistan's
fledgling democracy.

"Afghanistan is the fourth or
fifth poorest country in the world,
and if we set ourselves the objec-
tive of creating some sort of Cen-
tral Asian Valhalla over there,
we will lose," Gates said,.a
mythology reference to heaven.

Sen. John McCain, the top
Republican on the Senate Armed
Services Committee, said Tues-
day that he was briefed last week
on the military's proposed: new
Afghan strategy, which he called
evolving but headed in the right
direction.

"There will be no Anbar awak-
ening," McCain, R-Ariz., told The
Associated Press, referring to the’
tribal uprising against al-Qaida
in Iraq's Anbar province that trig-
gered a turnaround in that con-
flict. "It will be long, hard and
difficult."

The Join Chiefs report's overall
conclusions were first reported
Saturday by The Associated
Press. Politico reported addition-
al details of the report Tuesday.

The U.S. is considering dou-
bling its troop presence in
Afghanistan this year to roughly
60,000, in response to growing
strength by the Islamic militant
Taliban, fed by safe havens they
and al-Qaida have developed in
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13 Poor consolation

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution Yesterday’s Easy Solution

(4,7)
Across: 1 Ailment, 5 Staid, 8 Provisional (7)
Changed places, 9 Aster, 10 Treadle,
11 Abbeys, 12 Gannet, 15 Bellows, 17
Repel, 19 Electric clock, 20 Trees, 21

_ Gunners.
Down: 1 Accra, 2 Lead to believe, 3
Eagerly, 4 To date, 5 Solve, 6
Accident-prone, 7 Dessert, 11
Ambient, 13 African, 14 Asking, 16
Oaths, 18 Lakes.

Across: 1 Several, 5 Tulip, 8 In 18
corisequence, 9 Flora, 10 Artiste, 11 20
Frisky, 12 Trifle, 15 Referee, 17
Scent, 19 All in good time, 20 Musty,
21 Freight.

Down: 1. Stiff, 2: Victoria Falls, 3 23
Ransack, 4 Leeway, 5 Taunt, 6
Long-suffering, 7 Precede, 11
Firearm, 13 Residue, 14 Set off, 16
Rangy, 18 Treat. 25

(3,2)
Interconnected
_ system (7)

Source (6)

9, Move abruptly in

Easy élegance (5)
22 Express succinctly

24 Unpretentious (6)








Wickedness (6)
Reduce to,
silence (5)
Maintain in
argument (7)

. Become void (5)
Hire on contract (7)
Small sailing boat
(6) é
Freedom from worry
(5,2,4)

Best (7)

Combat aircraft (7)
A cherry

brandy (6)

To estimate (6)
Drive back (5)

As a companion (5)

Dictionary
(1999
edition).

word, each letter may be used once
only. Each must contain the centre
letter and there must be atleast
one nine-letter word. No plurals.

TODAY'S TARGET: .
Good 23; very good 35; excellent 45.
{or more). Solution tomorrow.

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Opening lead — five of clubs. -

When a defender should cover an
honor with ‘an honor is a question
that cannot be resolved by a univer-
sal general rule. The trouble is that
while it’s usually best to cover an
honor with an honor when declarer
seems about to finesse, there are
times when a defender shouldn’t do
So.

Actually, the governing principle
is to cover when it is advantageous
and not cover when it is disadvanta-
geous. Admittedly, this doesn’t help
much, since the final decision rests
on the defender’s judgment, but it’s

about as good a rule as can be for-
mulated. j

Take this case where West leads a
club, taken by South with the king,
and South-returns the jack of hearts.
Should West cover with the king?

There can be no doubt that ‘the
answer is yes. To confirm this, let’s
suppose West ducks the jack.
Declarer finesses and leads another
heart. West is forced to play the king,
and:declarer collects five heart tricks *
and makes four notrump.

Now suppose West covers the jack
with the king. Let’s assume declarer
wins with the ace and cashes the Q-
10, hoping for a 3-3 division. When
this does not materialize, South
scores only three heart tricks and
goes down one. This is due to West’s .
covering the jack, which promotes:
East’s nine into a stopper.

West covers because his king is
valueless if he ducks,-but serves a
useful purpose if East has any four
hearts. West can therefore gain some-
thing by covering, but he cannot lose.

Observe that if West covers the
jack, South has a countermeasure
available. He allows West’s king to
hold the trick, and thus makes four
heart tricks and the contract.
Declarer should not pin his hopes
entirely on a 3-3 heart break, but
should instead guard against a 4-2
division by conceding a trick to the
king.

Tomorrow: How to figure the odds.
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A “major financing”: deal,.
backed by an immensely
wealthy Arab prince, is being
put together to allow the $4.9
billion Ginn sur mer develop-
ment in Grand Bahama’s West
End to move forward, Tribune
Business can reveal. °

This newspaper has been
unable to identify the prince
involved, although he is said by
sources to come from Dubai/the
United Arab Emirates. It is
understood, though, that. while
his initial role has been that of
broker, arranging project
financing from European
sources for Ginn sur mer, he
may ultimately take a major.
equity stake in the Bahamian
mixed-use resort development

and work alongside Bobby.

Ginn to develop it..

The prince and his financing
consortium have recently
undertaken a 60-day due dili-
gence period on Ginn sur mer,

and have visited the project site .

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_ “He has been here twice now
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SEE page 9B

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Bahamas LNG project in
three-year US extension

‘Ml By NEIL HARTNELL_
vail ribune Business Editor

THE company seeking to
supply the Bahamas Electrici-

ty Corporation (BEC) and -

Florida with liquefied natural.
gas (LNG) has received’a three-
year. extension from US regu-
lators due.to the protracted wait
for Bahamian government
approval, Tribune Business can
confirm.

J. Mark Robinson, the Fed-
eral Energy Regulatory Com-
mission’s: (FERC) director for
its office of energy projects, said
in a January 22, 2009, letter to
AES Ocean Express’s attor-
neys: “Ocean Express is hereby
granted an extension of time
until and including January 29,
2012, to complete and make the
facilities authorised in the above.
referenced docket available for
service.’

Randolph McManus, AES’s
attorney at the US-based Baker
Botts law firm, had written to
the FERC on December 23,
2008, requesting an “additional
extension of time” for three:

years to enable AES “to com- :

plete its facilities due to contin-
uing efforts to.secure all needed
approvals from the Bahamian
government for portions of the
project located in the,
Bahamas”.

US approyal for the AES
LNG project was originally con-

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Tribune Business Editor

consortium featuring a Los
Angeles-based real
estate/casino developer and a

global real estate banking

firm were yesterday: said by sources to
have signed a sales agreement to purchase
the $320 million Four Seasons Emerald
Bay Resort, Tribune Business can reveal.
Developer Barry Silverton was said to
have teamed up with Cushman & Wake-
field, the real estate broker and invest-
ment banking firm, to lead the bidding
race for the Exuma-based resort, which
has been in receivership for more than 18

months and endured several previous:sales -

agreements that ultimately fell through.

Multiple sources confirmed to Tribune, .
Business that the Four Seasons Emerald...

Bay Resort’s receivers, Pricewaterhouse-

Coopers (PwC), were now engaged. in
‘talks with the lead bidder for the proper-

ty, a sales agreement, or agreement. in

principle, having been signed as recently as
' last night.

“There is a buyer, and they appear to be »

pretty far into negotiations,” one source
told Tribune Business. The buying group

is understood to be represented by attor-:

_ney Elliot Lockhart, of Lockhart. &
Munroe, the former FNM MP for Exuma
and ex- magistrate.

Little is known about Mr. Silverton,

although an Internet search revealed that
his company, Silverton Broadcasting, owns
a TV station, KTWO-TV, which is the:
ABC affliate for Wyoming.

Tribune Business’s research also

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Tribune Business Editor

Los Angeles developer/casino owner and global real estate
investment firm said by sources to be leading race to buy
resort, with deal in principle signed with receivers

revealed that he has been involved with
real estate and casino development in US
states such as Utah and Nevada, although
the Ormsby House casino in Carson City,

: Nevada, when under his ownership during

the late 1990s, appears to have been
dogged by regulatory problems, according
to online articles published by the Nevada
media. All the charges and allegations
were denied: and contested by Mr Silver-

_ton.

The Four Seasons Emerald Bay Resort,
with its now- «closed Pinnacle Entertain-

‘ment casino, and casino licence, would be
van obvious attraction to Mr Silverton.

‘Apart ftom the Silverton/Cushman &

‘Wakefield c. consortium, Tribune Busi-

ness was, told: “There are three other bid-
ders involved, waiting in the wings, who
look good.”

Another source added: “] gather a pur-
chase proposal has been put in, and sub-
ject to government approval they’ re look-
ing to go ahead with it. It’s reached the
stage of meeting with the Government.”
Indeed, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
is.understood to have been informed of
developments.

«When. contacted by Tribune Business

_pesterday, Russell Downs, the London-

‘based PwC accountant acting as the Four

' Seasons Emerald Bay’s receiver, con-
firmed that he was in discussions “with a

very. small handful of parties who have
got the credibility to take the resort into
the next stage of its development”.

“It’s not helpful to the resort’s employ-
ees, the sales process and the wider com-
munity to speculate as to what’s obvious-
ly been a difficult transaction,” Mr Downs
said. “My position is that we have re-mar-
keted the site since Christmas, but until it’s
a done deal and closed, and the future of
the resort:secured, I’m not going to com-
ment: We’ve all been here before.

“We’re in discussions with-a couple of
parties who are credible, and once we’ve :
got a complete deal and all'the relevant
government approvals have. been
obtained, we’ll make‘a public announce-
ment. We need certainty now, and are in
discussions with several credible parties.

“We will make a statement once the
employees of the resort, the wider com-
munity and everyone who’s got an interest
can bredthe.a sigh of relief that a difficult .
receivership process has come to an end,
and that we’ve achieved what we all
thought we would at the beginning, and
that is to secure the future of the resort.”

The Four Seasons Emerald Bay
Resort’s ultimate creditor is the London
office of Japanese insurer Mitsui.

Tribune Business has been told by

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2009, due. to the wait for
Bahamian | ‘government
approval. .

Aaron Samson, AES Corpo-
ration’s LNG managing direc-
tor, and the project manager for
the Ocean Cay project, could
not be reached for comment
yesterday.

However, in his December
23, 2008, letter, AES’s attorney,
Mr. McManus, told FERC that
the previous extension request,

like the current one, had been’

made “due to unanticipated
delays associated with the
development by the Govern-
ment of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas of regulations for
the construction, maintenance
and decommissioning of LNG
terminal facilities.

“As recognised by. the
[FERC], the authorised pipeline

facilities are significantly inter-.

related to the new LNG termi-
nal and non-jurisdictional
pipeline in the Bahamas.”

Fast forwarding to the pre-
sent day, and developments
over the past two years, Mr
McManus wrote: “Since 2007,

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ness yesterday, arguing. that the
administration did not need oth-
ers to ‘step forward’ before it
could combat the problem.

The businessman, who in pre-
vious weeks had detailed how
Bahamian companies used
phoney and under-invoicing,
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choke-off tax evasion schemes if
it had the will to use them.

Responding to Zhivargo
Laing, minister of state for
finance, who had pleaded for
members of the Bahamian pri-
vate sector and general public to
“come forward” and report in
confidence what evidence they
had on illegal tax and Customs
duty evasion, the businessman
said: “The Government controls
all of the necessary ‘evidence’ it
needs to catch these business
owners.

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other citizen is the key to fixing
this problem. So please get off
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- cruise tourism industry com-

petitive and strong during lean
times Ministry of Tourism offi-
cials said yesterday, although
concerns were expressed that
by slashing of cruise prices and
initiating numerous pronmo-
tions, the industry might suck
business away froni Bahamian
hotels.

Ministry of Tourism and Avi-
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statute - could be a long way away.

Minister of State for Immigra-
tion, Branville McCartney, said
the Government recognised that
many expatriate workers use
repeated work permit renewals to
bide their time until they were eli-
gible to apply for permanent resi-
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He said several other Caribbean
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Tribune Business had revealed
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AN outside view of the British Colonial Hilton, Bay Street...

Marina lawsuit: IGY has no
connection with property site

& By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



\

THE parties previously embroiled
in a now-settled $85 million lawsuit
‘over a failed marina project adjacent
to downtown Nassau’s British Colo-
nial Hilton hotel yesterday confirmed
that the New York-based developer
who instigated the action no longer
had any interest in the property ear-
marked for development. :

In an agreed statement, Island
Global Yachting and its affiliate, and
the British Colonial Development
Company, its two shareholders and

affiliates, confirmed:that the-litiga- -
tion between them..“has.been settled ...::

amicably by mutual agreement among
all concerned, and without imputa-



tion of fault or liability to any party”.

And, confirming Tribune Business’s
exclusive story on Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 3, 2009, they said: “The parties
have determined not to proceed with
their anticipated joint venture at the
British Colonial property on Bay

. Street & Marlborough, and IGY no

longer has any connection with the
property.”

The Hilton, both sides added, was
not party to the lawsuit.

While the settlement terms were
said to be confidential, it is likely that,
at the very least, IGY recovered its
$200,000 deposit from the former

osts it incurred in- developing the:
project.
The latter costs would likely have





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come from obtaining all the neces-
sary permits and approvals from the
Bahamian government; economic,
engineering and environmental
assessments required for the devel-
opment; and architectural and other
planning work.

The move to settle the dispute coin-
cided with a January 21, 2009, inter-
locutory ruling on the dispute by
Judge Charles Edward Ramos, who
found that the British Colonial Devel-
opment Company, its two property
affiliates and Mr Allen had a potential
case to answer in relation to several
grounds alleged by IGY.

Howéver;Judge Ramos threw out
the:chargesilevied by IGY against the
resort’s two major shareholders, PRK
Holdings (the investment vehicle for

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the Canadian Commercial Workers
Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP),
and Adurion Capital.:

Judge Ramos’s judgment was a rel-

atively strange one, in that he repeat-
ed the allegations made by IGY in
its lawsuit in such a way as to poten-
tially confuse readers into thinking
they were findings or statements of
fact.

IGY had alleged its ‘investment
vehicle, IGY Ocean Bay Properties,
had signed an agreement to acquire
five acres of undeveloped waterfront
land in Nassau on November 7, 2005,
from the British Colonial Develop-

-ment ‘Company and its)affiliatesi 7)"

The agreement, which was to ulti-
mately develop a jois%@enture mari-
na, was-allegedly str red so‘ that

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IGY would acquire the land by paying
$8 million in cash and providing a $10
million equity interest to the Hilton
companies in the joint venture.

Still, the lawsuit’s settlement now
allows both parties to. move. on, and
clears the way for the British Colonial
Development Company and its share-
holders to focus on the existing
resort’s ongoing $15 million upgrade
and future developnient.

A $40 million loan from Scotiabank
has already been re-finance with First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas), and the hotel’s owners
can also turn their attention to devel-
oping the property formerly part of
the IGY deal. Besides a marina, the
construction of a new office complex
has also been'mulled for the site.





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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 5B







BUSINESS

BFSB signs as

co-publisher

for report

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) has signed
on as co-publisher for The
Report: The Bahamas 2009 to
be produced by Oxford Busi-
ness Group (OBG), the global

publishing, research and con-,

sultancy firm.

An OBG team will be based
in the BFSB offices, and the two
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complete The Report. As co- .

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the editorial content, and be

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Hotel concerns on cruise price cutting

not underestimating the need
to attract stopover visitors, who
continue to book last minute
vacations, making projections
for 2009 difficult.

“Everything is coming in so

late,” said deputy director-gen-
eral Tommy Thompson. “Any
projections are totally out of the
window. Bookings are coming
in a week before the people
arrive.”

The disparity between the
number of cruise ship visitors
and stopover visitors has always

been of great concern to the ,

hotel industry, whose guests,

per person, spend more money

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onshore than cruise passengers
- about $1,200 compared to $60

' per passenger.

The Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion’s president, Robert Sands,
said the average cruise passen-
ger spends about one-twelfth
the amount that stopover pas-
sengers would, underscoring the
need to entice visitors to book
hotel rooms instead of travel
via cruise line. But he said’the

spending cruise passengers

bring will be advantageous dur-
ing this recessionary period.
“If I were to look at it from
another. perspective, since the
Bahamas represents the largest
share of the three or four-day
cruising sector, the Bahamas

should be the beneficiary of that -.

arrangement and this may shore
up tourist arrivals from the
cruising sector during this diffi-
cult period,” said Mr Sands.

~ “It would be difficult for them
(cruise passengers) to spend
much less than they are spend-
ing on average now, under-
standing that a lot of their
onshore experience is related

FROM page 1B

informed sources that Mitsui is
now prepared to be flexible on
the purchase price, with some
telling this newspaper that it
had come down from its initial
$125-$130 million target to pos-
sibly as low as $50 million.

The Japanese insurer is said -

to be thoroughly sick of the
entire situation, and wants to
get out as quickly as possible,
the resort having been in
receivership since mid-June
2007. °

Effecting a rapid sale is also
likely to be key for the investors

_who acquired real estate at

Emeral@ Bay and nearby devel-
opments such as Grand Isle Vil-
las, not to mention the resort’s

- 500-strong workforce, given the’
'- increasing likelihood that Mitsui

will close the entire complex in
the coming months if no buyer
is forthcoming.

The closure of the Emerald
Bay Resort’s marina pre-Christ-
mas, although this was subse-
quently reversed by a court

‘ injunction, has been taken by

many observers of the situation
as a sign of things to come.

For the stories
behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays

to sightseeing, souvenir pur-
chases and maybe some bever-
age, because all their meals are
included on board. So there
may not be any impairment to

that level of expenditure per

head from the’cruise ship pas-
senger during this time.”

Mr Sands said the immediate
benefits for hotels and the econ-

omy at large would be fora.

cruise ship passenger to enjoy a
positive experience and decide
to return as a stopover visitor to
the Bahamas.

“Tf that cruise passenger

' decides to visit a land-based
operation, whether it be hotels

in the East or hotels in the West
- or whatever type of activity -
and -that experience is positive,
it is likely they will come back,”
said Mr Sands. “There are those
synergies.” _

Cruise lines have been cut-

. ting rates-in half in an-attempt

to attract customers as. the
tourism industry softens due to
the economic downturn. Three

and four days cruises are '

becoming the norm in e-mail

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advertisements and offers that
entice even the most budget-
minded traveller.

According to Director of
Cruise Development at the
Ministry of Tourism, Carla Stu-
art, the Bahamas remains very
competitive within the cruise
market because cruises are’ still
affordable, many passengers
originate in the US and many
cruises depart from Miami and

_ Florida ports.

“The Bahamas is still an
attractive destination,” she said.

Ms Stuart said the Bahamas
will, become even more com-
petitive as cruises lines roll out
new ships with greater passen-
ger capacity, and add Bahamian
ports to their itineraries.

The world market situation
is forcing cruise lines to do dras-
tic things to attract business, Mr
Sands said, bringing additional
pressure to bear on the hotel
sector.

But price cutting to match the
cruise industry is not the answer
at this point in time, Mr Sands
added.

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to send the same duly certified in
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the 5th day of March A.D., 2009, after
which date the Executors will proceed
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only to the claims of which they shall
then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons in indebted to the said Estate
if Jeannine Marie Therese Dusseault
a.k.a. Jeannine Marie Therese
Buraglia a.k.a. Jeannine Buragila
are requested to make full settlement
on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 7B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



Treasury recalls
its seven-year note

@ By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Treasury Department is
bringing back the seven-year
note and doubling the number
of its 30-year bond auctions as it
works to handle a soaring bud-
get deficit projected to top $1
trillion this year.

Treasury said. Wednesday
that it will begin auctioning sev-
en-year notes once a month

’ starting later this month, and
will auction 30-year bonds eight
times annually, up from the cur-
rent four per year. The last time
the government needed to auc-
tion seven-year notes was in
1993.

The government also said it
will auction $67 billion next
week in three-year, 10-year and
30-year Treasury securities, a
record amount at a quarterly
refunding.

The department on Monday
said it will need to borrow $493
billion during the current Jan-
uary-March quarter, a record
amount for this period. That
borrowing estimate follows
actual borrowing of $569 bil-
lion in the October-December
period, the all-time high for any
quarter.

The Congressional Budget
Office is projecting the deficit
for the current budget year will

hit a record $1.19 trillion. That :

estimate does not include the
cost of President Barack Oba-

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are

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“Tf we can promote deep
and liquid markets, we

will continue to attract

capital. We



ma’s economic stimulus pro-
gramme, which is now above
$900 billion in the measure
being considered in the Senate.
Wall Street bond traders
expect the total deficit for this
year will hit $1.63 trillion. The
estimates for this-year are far
above last year’s $454.8 billion
imbalance, the largest-ever
annual deficit. The deficit for
the first three months of this
budget year, which began Oct.
1, totaled $485.2 billion, already
higher than last year’s record.
The deficit is ballooning
because of the increased gov-
ernment spending to combat
the worst financial crisis to hit
the country since the 1930s, and
a recession that is already the
longest in a quarter-century.

Karthik Ramanathan, Trea- .

sury’s acting assistant secretary
for financial markets, told
reporters at a briefing that the
department was not concerned

believe that.”

— Karthik Ramanathan |

the massive amount of govern-
ment borrowing will push up

interest rates.

“If we can promote deep and
liquid markets, we will continue
to attract capital. We believe
that,” he said. oe

Treasury was_considering
other actions to deal with the
rising borrowing needs, includ-

~ ing expanding the size of the

current mix of securities being
offered for sale, Ramanathan
said. Under the department’s

current estimates, the govern- -

ment will reach the debt ceil-
ing of $11.3 trillion in the first,
half of this year, he added.

Before that occurs, the
administration will have to ask
Congress to pass legislation to
raise the borrowing limit, a
request certain to prompt a vig-
orous debate over the explod-
ing deficits and what threats
they will pose to the country in
coming years.

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Bahamians for position of VICE PRINCIPAL of St. Anne’s School Preparatory
Department beginning September 2009.

The Applicant must have a degree in Education from. a recognized
University, with atleast 5 years accumulative experience. The applicant must also be
computer literate.

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Key job functions and responsibilities include:

- Assisting with staff supervision and evaluation
- Admissions and student orientation

Scheduling (Timetables; examinations, invigilations)
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Assisting with Curriculum Development ae
Administration of School and External examinations

Oversee Inventory
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Share responsibility for sustaining culture of excellence throughout the school

Share responsibility for providing a climate th

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“P.O. BOX N-656
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The Deadline for Applications is Friday, February 20th, 2009



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completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register of Com-
Besides the additional costs panies. ; .
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size of the $700 billion finan-
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Congress approved in early
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package and left the second half
for use by the Obama adminis-
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THE TRIBUNE



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Government has ‘all tools needed’ to halt tax evasion

FROM page 1B

need at your beck and call.
Unfortunately, no one wants to
fix the system since so many
people profit from it and, of
course, no politician wants to
find himself in the position of
having to pursue charges against
his party supporter, friend,
church brother, cousin, uncle,
sister, or even father. Unfortu-
nately that is exactly what you
are there to do, provide justice
to all for all, no matter the
price.”

The businessman added: “I
have provided many clear
examples of how ‘major’ com-
panies in the Bahamas are using
loopholes to defraud the gov-
ernment of millions, if not hun-
dreds of millions, of dollars in

revenue. I am not talking about
the small ghetto corner store
here; I'am speaking of main-
line, large operations - stores
that have built their business
and personnel fortunes on these
large, gaping holes. All without
having to pay off any corrupt
officials.

“You have all the resources
necessary to carry out your
internal investigations, find the
loopholes, see who has been
exploiting them, pursue them,
plug the holes, and set up a new
system which remains dynam-
ic, not static. That has been a
basic problem since the begin-
ning, in that no one has been
held accountable to stay ahead
of the criminal elements trying

to beat the taxation system, nor -

actually prosecuting those guilty
of defrauding the Govern-

CELEHARVEST TRADING LIMITED
(Company number 71,368 B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

| Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies.
| Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and

| dissolution of the Company commenced on the 3rd day of February,

) 2009 and that Pine Limitéd of Devonshire House, Queen Street, PO.
) Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

*

Dated this 3rd day of February, 2009

Pine Limited
Liquidator

ment.”

He was backed by another
businessman who, speaking to
Tribune Business on condition
of anonymity, agreed that the
Government had all the neces-
sary tools to_prosecute and
investigate tax evasion through
the Customs Management Act.

In addition, this businessman
said it was unlikely anyone with
real evidence on fraud and tax
evasion would approach the
Government, Customs Depart-
ment or proper authorities,
since they would be the very
same people exploiting the cur-
rent loopholes.

The businessman said: “I
think the Minister needs
reminding that the Customs

/Management Act provides for
the Comptroller to investigate .

fraud where he can prove it

exists. In asking the public to
come forward he is asking the

public to do the Comptroller’s

job.

“Also, the only ones who can
provide tangible evidence of
fraud are either those doing it,.a
group very unlikely to confess,
or Bahamas Customs, as they
should have documentation on
imports.”

. Mr.Laing had last week said

it would be impossible for the |

administration to take action
against alleged tax evasion
offenders unless it was*support-
ed by evidence. . -
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

BRIGHT HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Company number 101,591 B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of BRIGHT HOLDINGS. LIM-
ITED hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of BRIGHT
HOLDINGS LIMITED has been completed in accordance with the

‘Articles of Dissolution and that BRIGHT HOLDINGS LIMITED
has been dissolved as of 30th day of December, 2008.

Dated this 3rd day of’ February, 2009

Pine Limited °
Liquidator



come forward and provide us
with the information he knows,
we could prosecute.”

He added that witnesses pto-
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”.

However, in his e-mail
response to Tribune Business,

“be on the look-out for busi-
nesses that all of a sudden pay
considerably more duty than
they did in the past seven-years,

‘and go back to compare. your

the businessman said he and.
others would only “put our own.

lives, families, businesses,
employees and their families at
grave risk” by coming forward if
the Government showed it was
“serious enough” about taking

action against illegal operations,

records to hold them account-
able as to why”.

Suggesting that the Govern-
ment and Customs Department
take a leaf out of the private
sector’s book, the businessman
added: “I want change, to fix
our current loopholes, and
accountability for the past his-
tory, which many have made
themselves millionaires from.

“Tt is my-job.as the business
owner to. constantly assess and

' fix lost revenue issues within

such as numbers houses, and:

holding those behind them - and

my own business. As I find ways
that employees or customers
have found -to circumvent my
revenue stream, I close those

‘holes. From time to time an

officials who allegedly allowed

them to operate - accountable.
“ When is the last. time the
Government has held any one

employee or customer may
reveal other ways that I myself

' have not discovered yet, but it is

accountable - financially, crim-.

inally, and certainly publicly -
for, defrauding the Govern-
ment,” the businessman asked.
“No sir, I will not step forward
yet, as the foundation of trust

my responsibility to close those
holes and, if I can, catch the
ones using those holes to cur-

_ rently steal from my business.

and accountability are still not

there forme to do so.’
Stating that accountability
was all-important, the business-

- man questioned whether the

Government would - if it closed

- all the tax evasion loopholes -

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behind the
news, read

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Mondays



“This sends a clear signal to
all-current employees and ‘cus-
tomers that theft will not be tol-
erated in any shape or form,
and if you do the crime, then
you will do the time.”

The businessman had previ-
ously suggested that the Gov-

- ernment tackle the problem by

examining how much foreign
currency Bahamian businesses
were obtaining from commer-
cial banks to finance their pur-
chases of imported inventory.
Customs would then compare
this sum with the value of

imported inventory declared to

them, and the amount of duty
paid, any differences and dis-
crepancies highlighting where

‘potential tax evasion had tak-

en place.

Legal Notice
NOTICE
INTERVILLINGS
INVESTMENTS LTD.

| Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of INTERVILLINGS INVESTMENTS
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has

| been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off

the Register:

vse Vin cow

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE —
TGC (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section.

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
‘the dissolution of TECHNIGLOBAL MANAGEMENT
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-
tion has been issued and the Company has ‘therefore been

struck off the Register.

‘

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator) °



Legal Notice

NOTICE
TIBALD VENTURES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
‘the dissolution of TIBALD VENTURES 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
ACE TRADING |
MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ACE TRADING MANAGEMENT LIM-

ITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therelore been struck off

the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE —
TECHNIGLOBAL ~
MANAGEMENT LIMITED

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

the dissolution of TECHNIGLOBAL MANAGEMENT
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-

tion has been issued and the Company, bas. therefore been

suck off the Re gister, t

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE.
THE GULFPORT
INVESTMENT LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

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

dissolution of THE GULFPORT INVESTMENT 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)

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, SYM ANTONNE
TAYLOR of COMMONWEALTH BLVD. P.O. BOX CB-

13517, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to

ANTONNE SYM TAYLOR. [If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742,
NassauiBahamas: no later than: thirty (80) days after the:
ublication of this notice.» \: :

NOTICE is hereby given that IZMONA MOLTIMER of

BLUE HILL 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 5° day of February, 2009 to the Minister
fesponsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-
7147, Nassau’ Bahamas.

Legal Notice’
NOTICE ——
CRYSTAL KEY
INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CRYSTAL KEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-,
tion has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
j (Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
SING SING LIMITED

TS thetatannatnnttee

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Re gister.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


IA PniIDVUINN

Arab prince in ‘major financing’ of Ginn project

FROM page 1B

the Arab Prince. “They’re talk-
ing about purchasing and buy-
ing in, and having a controlling
interest in it.”

That second sentence, Tri-
bune Business understands, is
a little ahead of the game, the
prince having so far acted more
as a broker in arranging project
financing for Ginn sur mer,
which is said.to be coming from
Swiss sources.

While the financing deal is
not complete, sources close to
developments yesterday indi-
cated to Tribune Business that
the prince was 'ikely to take an
equity stake in the West End
development in the future,
although when is unknown.

“A major financing to allow
Bobby Ginn to move forward



FROM page 1B

AES Ocean LNG, have been

diligently seeking approval from

the Bahamian government.
“During that time, the Gov-

with the development of the
property, free and clear”, is
being put together, confirmed
a source to Tribune Business.

When contacted by Tribune
Business yesterday, Ryan Juli-
son, Ginn’s vice-president of
communications, did not refute
the information received by this
newspaper.

He said: “We are in discus-
sions with a variety of potential
capital sources on an ongoing
basis.”

Ginn Clubs & Resorts and its
financing partner, US real estate
private equity fund, Lubert
Adler, last year reached an

‘agreement with a Credit Suisse-

led consortium over its $675
million loan default that will see
them develop the West End
project via a joint venture part-
nership with the lending syndi-

Bahamas ING project in
three-year US extension

ernment of the Bahamas has
made significant progress in its
LNG regulatory regime, and |
the parties have continued
negotiations respecting the
Heads of Agreement, final

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby advised that |, IMANE AKIRA

CHELSEA BE

L of 14 FERDINAND DRIVE, P.O.

BOX FH-14343 REGENCY PARK, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,

intend to change my name to CELESTE MONIQUE
BETHEL. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
| Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication

of this notice.



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cate.

The $675 million loan facility
held a mortgage over half Gin-
n’s more than 2,000-acre prop-
erty at West End, largely the
land allocated for lot and real
estate development - some
1,400 lot sites.

However, Tribune Business

understands that the core casino ,

and resort development, and
some 500 acres on the north
side of Ginn sur mer, are not
covered by the mortgage. It is
the development of these prop-
erties that will be financed by
the new package being put
together, by the Arab prince and
his group.

Ginn Development Company
had also placed into escrow
some $160 million to finance
infrastructure work at West
End, funds that were not affect-

approval of which would allow
AES Ocean LNG to begin con-
struction on the LNG terminal.

-Ocean Express anticipates that

an agreement between the
LNG developer..and- the
Bahamian government will be
forthcoming, allowing the pro-

ject to move forward as .

planned.”

Urging the FERC to grant
the three-year extension to
AES Ocean Express LNG ter-
minal and pipeline to come into
full operation, Mr McManus
said: “This extension will allow
Ocean Express sufficient time
to finalise the Heads of Agree-
ment and other arrangements
with the Bahamian government,
and to complete construction
of the facilities authorised in the
Commission’s January 29
Order, thus providing for a sig-
nificant new source of imported

_LNG to meet the needs of the

domestic [US] market - a goal.
the Commission has recognised
on numerous occasions as
important for the national inter-
estes gh

The ‘proposed 95-mile LNG

“pipeline would run between
“Ocean Cay, off Bimini, and

Dania Beach, Florida.’‘AES also
wants to construct a terminal to
receive liquefied natural gas
from ocean tankers, store the
liquid gas, re-convert it into nat-
ural gas through warming and
send it to the United States
through its pipeline.

AES has shown commend-
able patience during an almost
seven-year wait for approval by
the Bahamian government, and
modified its proposal last year
to offer to supply BEC with
LNG to drive its power stations
on New Providence.

AES had projected that BEC
could save between $1.4 billion
to $4 billion - $80 million to
$210 million per annum - in fuel
costs over a 15-year period if it
switched to using LNG, based
on two sets of data for future
global oil prices.
cost of converting BEC’s sev-
en to eight combustion turbines
at Blue Hills to take LNG was
between $1-$1.5 million each,
making a maximum total of $12
million.



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It had also predicted that the -



NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSENESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

default or its restructuring.

Tribune Business under-
stands that the “major marina”
for mega yachts at Ginn sur mer
has effectively been carved out
and, when completed, will be
able to hold at least 15 mega
yachts - those 150 feet and
greater in length. Ginn is also
poised to spend an eight to
nine-figure sum on the project
site this year, this newspaper
has been told.

The involvement of Middle
Eastern funds with Ginn, much
like the Chinese involvement
with Baha Mar, shows how Asia
and the Middle East are the
best sources of equity and pro-
ject finance right now, with the
credit crunch having left Euro-
pean and US markets in disar-
ray.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act. (No. 45 of 2000),
CARGO MANAGING ASSOCIATES INCORPORATED.
is in dissolution. Mrs. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can
be contacted at Winterbotham Place. Marlborough & Queen
Streets. Nassau, Bahamas. All person having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator
before the 23rd dav of February, 2009.



















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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009, PAGE 11B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

. US stimu
now over $900)

lm By ANDREW TAYLOR
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The cost of President Barack
Obama’s economic recovery
plan now exceeds $900 billion
after the Senate added money
for medical research and tax
breaks for car purchases.

It could go higher Wednes-
day if a tax break for homebuy-
ers is made more generous,
even as centrists in both parties
promise to clear away spending
items that won’t jump-start the

* economy immediately.

In an interview on CNN,

- Obama signaled a willingness

to drop items that “may not
really stimulate the economy
right now.” He also signaled
he’ll try to remove “buy Amer-
ican” provisions in the legisla-
tion to avoid a possible trade
war.

In a victory for auto manu-
facturers and dealers, Sen. Bar-
bara Mikulski, D-Md., won a
71-26 vote to allow most car
buyers to claim ‘an income tax
deduction for sales taxes paid
on new autos and interest pay-
ments on car loans. The break
would cost $11 billion over the
coming decade but could mean
savings of $1,500 on a $25,000
car.

“Just as we need to get the
housing market going, we negd
to get auto sales going,” said
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

Wednesday’s session could
produce even more generous
savings for homebuyers. -

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.,
is pressing for a tax credit of up
to $15,000 for everyone who
buys a home this year, at a cost
of $18.5 billion. The pending
measure would award a $7,500
tax credit only to first- time
homebuyers.

At the same time, centrist
senators, including Ben Nelson,
D-Neb., and Susan Collins, R-

Maine, are seeking to cut tens |
of billions of dollars from the
legislation. They’re operating
with the blessing of Democrat-
ic leaders, who hope.a success-

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IN THIS October 12, 2008, file pho-
to, an American flag flutters in the
wind, attached to the window of
an unsold sedan at’a Dodge deal-
ership in the south Denver suburb
of Littleton, Colo. In the economic
stimulus package working its way
through Congress, people who buy
new cars in:2009 can deduct the
interest payments and sales taxes
from their taxable income under
the Senate bill. The House bill does-
n't-have that tax break.

(AP Photo: David Zalubowski)

ful effort could attract some

GOP votes for Obama’s plan.

Obama summoned Collins to
a White House meeting
Wednesday afternoon, a Collins
aide said.

Democratic leaders conced-
ed they may soon be obliged to
cut billions of dollars from-the
measure. “It goes without say-
ing if it’s going to- pass in the
Senate, it has to be bipartisan,”

said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illi- °

nois, the second-ranking Demo-
cratic leader, adding that rank-
and-file lawmakers in both par-
ties want to reduce the cost of
the bill.

In aseries of skirmishes Tues-
day, the Senate turned back a

proposal'to add'$25 billion for:

public works. projects and voted

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_ aplan to inject the .

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to remove a $246 million tax
break for movie producers.
Both moves were engineered
by Republicans who are criti-

‘cal of the bill’s size and voice
- skepticism of its ability to create
jobs.

_ But several hours later, GOP
conservatives didn’t contest
approval of a $6.5 billion
increase in research funding for
the politically popular National
Institutes of Health. Phat
amendment, by ‘Tom Harkin,
D-lowa, drove the price tag of
Obama’s plan just above $900
billion.

Democratic leaders have
pledged to have the bill ready
for Obama’s signature by mid-
month, and in a round of net-
work television interviews Pucs-
day, the president underscored
the urgency. He told CNN that
even three months ago, most
economists would not have c pre-
dicted the economy was “in as
bad of a situation as we are in
right now.”

He also spoke out against
efforts to require the use of
domestic steel in construction
projects envisioned in the bill.
telling Fox News, “We can't
send a protectionist message.”

Mikulski’s office put the cost
of the automobile tax break she
sponsored at $11 billion over !0
years. It would apply to the tirst
$49,500 in the price of a new
car purchased between. last
November 12 and December
31, 2009. Individuals with
incomes of up to $125,000 and
couples earnings as much as
$250,000 could qualify, includ-
ing those who do not itemize
their deductions. ~

Republicans are expected to
seek a vote laterin’ 9 week c
vvermineit
into the mortgage industry in
an attempt to drive down inter:
est rates on mortgages to as low
as four per cent. Democrats
treaded carefully on the pro-
posal, saying they would con-
sider it but also claiming the
$300 billion Republicans allo-
cated*would not.come close to
accommodating-the demand.





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Lot No. 6, Caroline Estates

Appraisal: $165,091.50

‘All that lot of land having 'an area of 4,800 sq ft. being lot
No. 6 of the subdivision known and designated as Caroline
Estates, the said subdivision situated in the western district
of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is
a structure comprising of a 3 yr old single family residence
consisting of approximately 1,255 sq. ft of enclosed living
space, with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining rooms
and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level: however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility-of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds aré fairly kept, with improvements
including walkway and low shrubs. The yard is not enclosed.
Fence post are in place for fencing.



Travel west on Cowpen Road, pass the stop light at Cowpen and Faith Ave. make the first left after stop
light. The subject property is the Sth house left painted Olive trimmed White.



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Appraisal: $239,000.00

All that parcel of Jand having an approximate area of 7.560
sq ft. being lot #12, a portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment # 79. Located on this property is an approximately
6yr old single storey triplex with a living area of approximate!)
2,658 sq, ft. & consisting of two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom
units, & one I-bedroom, I-bathroom unit. all with living/dining
room & kitchen. The structure is in good condition with
future life of approximately 30 yrs. The land is at.road level
& about 20ft above sea level, with no likelihood of Hooding
There ‘is virtually no landscaping

Appraisal: $256,000.00

Lot No. 6, Block 10, Millars Heights Subdivision
\ C \ All that lot of land having an area of approximately 7.500

A sq ft, being lot 6, block 10, of the subdivision known as
Millars Heights, the said subdivision situated in the
southwestern district of New Providence and located on the
western side of East Avenue. Situated on the property ts ai
approximately 4yr old single story residence with
approximately 1,672 sq. ft. of enclosed living space &
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms. living/dining room,
family room, kitchen, laundry room, entry foyer, small entry
porch & back patio. The land is on a grade and level and

Travelling west on Carmichael Road go pass bamboo shack, then turn left onto East Ave. alter crossing High
Street the subject property is the 3rd houser< on the right hand side of the road painte d light blue (immed

white.



VACANT PROPERTY

Lot No. 14, South Ocean Beach



All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land having an area of 1.148 acres, being lot #14 of the subdivision
known as South Ocean Beach, the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence
Bahamas. This property is zonned residential single family/multi family, The land is sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the vear

Appraisal: $247,000.00
Travelling west on Carmichael Road to Coral Harbour roundabout take [st entrance on the lett, Coral Heights
west, the subject property is the 7th vacant lot on the right handside of Victor Road,

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the two duplex buildings consist of approximately 3,288.46 sq.
of 49. sq. ft.

Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 5,000
sq ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision known as ©
Dorsetteville which is situated in the southern district of.
New Providence located on this property is an approximately
25yr old single family residence comprising of approximately
1,162 sq ft & consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen,
living, dining room & carport. The land is on a grade and
level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
~~ the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods. The
grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises.
The yard has chained linked fencing at the sides and back. ,
Appraisal: $149,016.00

Traveling East Street South, turn right at porky’s service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th corner on the right
(Raynell Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.

Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot # 186,
of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways, situated in
the western district of New Providence. Located on this property
is a single family residence comprising of approximately:2,482 sq.
ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets,
2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, dining, family & utility rooms with office
(loft), the residence is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic
doors the land is ona grade and level; the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during

Appraisal: $427,726.80

Take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive.
the subject property will be the 1st house on the right side painted all white.



heavy rainy periods.

: EXUMA .

LOT NO. 1652, BAHAMA SOUND SECTION 3
parcel or lot of-land having an area of approximately 5,000 sq ft,
being lot 1652, situated in a registéred subdivision known as Bahama
Sound of Exuma section 3, the said subdivision situated
approximately 2 miles southeast of George Town. Situated on this
property is 2 yrs old single family two storey building consisting
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, livingroom, diningroom and kitchen,
with approximately 1,250 sq. ft of enclosed living space. the building
is structurally sound and is generally in good condition. however
the exterior section of the building is in need of painting. the lot is
square in shape on elevation of approximately 15 ft above sea level.
“no adverse site conditions were noted .
an, She APPRAISAL: $185,636.50
property located on the northeastern side of the old airport road
about 2 miles south east of the settlement of George Town. Painted



DUNDAS TOWN ‘(ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b~
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land

is a portion of one‘of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment

parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,

being just under a quarter acre in size and on the

lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt

shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length

of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior

walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and

the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS

All. that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq.
ft., being lot 12, of the subdivision known and
designated as Millar’s Heights, situated in the
Southwestern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living
space with three 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom,'
living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade-and level and





_appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The

grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shrubs. The yard
is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.

Appraisal: $239,500.00

Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat.
Take first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south
on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the
subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

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ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and
being Lot # 90-D ona survey plan situated in the settlement
of Lower Bogue on'the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses
a commercial building consisting of a restaurant and disco that
is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately
4,852.12; which includes male & female rest rooms, stage area,
2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial kitchen and storages
inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda, 752
sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This
building is central air-conditioned. ,

Appraisal: $490,671.00



This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-
For-Nothing Road, in thé.settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.




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All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714-sq.-ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point”
Northwardly by the land now or formerly the
wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance. of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the

Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:-
outwardly by a 30’

apartment consist of approximately 281.40 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with t-bedroom, L
each apartment unit could be rented at $800 per month and the efficiency at $400, all utilities and services available in this area.

This property is situated on a quarry based road reservation known as woods terrace.

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PROPERTIES

ELEUTHERA

LOTS # 26 & 27, R.D. WOODS DEVELOPMENT, GREGORY TOWN TOWNSHIP

All that peice parcel or lot of land having an area of 10,000, sq. ft. being lots # 26 & 27 situated in the r.d. woods development in the township of gregory town, on the island of Eleuthera,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas: .this site encompasses three structures which is approximately 9 yrs old. there is an efficiency block and two duplex apartments.

ft of enclosed living space, with 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen in one. the efficiency
1-bath and kitchen, there is also a wooden washhouse adjourning the efficiency with an area

APPRAISAL: $370,333.00

Sandlewood Residence Apartment

Apartment “J” is located’ on lot “J”. located on the subject property is a renovated
1-storey apartment originally about 19 yrs old. However, the structure appears
to be in good condition & well kept. The floor area is approximately 611 sq ft
of enclosed living space with 1-bedroom 1-bathroom, living, dining rooms,
kitchen, laundry room & closet. The land is ona grade & level; however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The yard is landscaped with
boundary fencing on the sides & at the back..& has an iron electronic swing
gate at the front, with asfault driveway & walkway. :

Maintenace fees: $100.00 per month
Potential income $1,200.00 per month

Traveling west on West Bay Street, turn left onto St. Albans Drive. The subject will be door “J” of the apartment
complex located on the left side opposite Sherman drive, painted pink trimmed white.

Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision
LOT NO. 1; BLOCK NO. 45, SECTION E,
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES ©

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq.
ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision called
and known_as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision, situated in
the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera,
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is approximately .
= 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing
approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms,
2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately
148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $113,460.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores. \

- Lot No. 3 Yamacraw , Beach Estates .

All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no.

3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision situated

in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located

on the subject property is a single-storey triplex building

comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living,

dining, kitchen apartments unit and one unit being used as a

barber and beauty salon. the land is on a grade and level;

however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow '
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods

of the year. :



Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is
located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted white trimmed brown.



Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town - Investment
Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51

All that lot. of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old, duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
Qyr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around
the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40 at

Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.





SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES

All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being lot:
2525/6 of the subdivision known as Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates, the said subdivision is situated in the southeastern
district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is
comprised of an approximately 4 yrs old single family
residence consisting of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
living/dining room, kitchen and utility room. the land is
on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow. the possibility of flooding
duying annual heavy. rainy periods. the grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including a walkway. The yard is



enclosed with chain linked fencing.

, Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading north from the roundabout,
take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the 5th house on the left.

Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision









All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the subdivision
known as Kennedy Subdivision situated in the southern
district of New Providence, Bahamas & having an area of
approximately 4,158 sq. ft. located on the subject property
is an approximately 30 year old single family residence
comprising of approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living
space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining
& kitchen. The land is on a grade & level; however the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possiblity
of flooding during heavy rainy periods.

; 4 : Appraisal: $109,398.00

Take the main entrance into Kennedy Subdivision from Soldier Road, travel all the way toward Pinewood Gardens,
the take the last corner right heading toward malcolm allotment the subject property will be the 5th house on the
left side of the street painted light green trimmed dark green.








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“VACANT PROPERTIES _

situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;

property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75.hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has

a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL:

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ISLAND HARBOUR BEACH, EXUMA

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing.10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour
Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The ~
propery is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view
of the ocean. ,

Appraisal: $80,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Cammonwealth of The Bahamas, and is
bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and Is quiet and peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available. :

APPRAISAL: $60,000.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

$60,000.00



LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT ;
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running
thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The-area is approximately 80% developed
with all utilities and services available. ‘
APPRAISAL: $83,250.00

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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and
designated “F” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
‘Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the
main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this
neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

; : APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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‘MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES

LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM SUBDIVISION



All that lot of land having an area of approimately 5,638 sq. ft. being lot No. 2.of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the
Eastern District of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold Road situated on the property is a 6year old single storey residence consisting of 3
bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen and utility room. The 'Land-is-on.a grade and level‘and appeals to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of



HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island
of Long Island, and comprising of approximately 13,547
sq. ft..and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea
level: This site encompasses a 35yr structure. A simple
style home consisting of two.bedrooms, one bathroom,
kitchen, living and dining room. the home however
is consisted. of 2 separate constructions; 613.60 sq. ft
of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as
electricity, water, cable and telephone.

Appraisal: $67,000.00.



The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

Lot No. B-22 Rita Pugh Estates

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,310 sq
ft, being Lot B-22 of the subdivision known as Rita Pugh
Estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of
New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is an approximately 3yr old single story residence consisting
of approximately 1,200 sq ft of enclosed living space, with 3-
bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen & utility room. .
The land is on a grade & level; however the site appears. to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding.
The property, is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the sides
& back & have an incomplete wall at the front. security bars,
a wall unit air condition & a ‘split unit air condition system are attached to the structure.



3 Apprnigal: $175,466.30 ‘
Traveling Fox Hill Road off Prince Charles Drive heading north, take 1st corner on the left, go all ‘hess way
pass fox ‘dale entrance, & pass freddy munning estate. Continue all the way towards Saint Augustine, take
last corner on the right & the subject property will be the 4th house on the right hand side of the road.

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LOT NO. 359, ELIZABETH
ESTATES

All that lot of land being Lot No. 359, in the
subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in
the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas &
having an area.of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located
on the subject property is a 22 year old single family
residence comprising of approximately 871 sq, ft
of enclosed living space.consisting of 3-bedrooms,
“{“bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room.
* The land.is flat but appears tobe" sufficiently elevated, to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is
landscaped & contains low shrubs, floweri ing. & fruit) Bes:

Appraisal: $123, 425.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates —
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right — St. Vincent Ave.
the subject property will be located on the next oorner on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white. -



Lot No.8 Block 33, Coconut Grove Subdivision

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000,
sq ft, being Lot 8 in Block No. 33 on the plan of lots in
the subdivision known as Coconut Grove, situated in the
southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
‘on this property is an approximately 35 yr. old 1 storey
. building that has been converted into numerous apartments
consisting of approximately 1,650 sq. ft of enclosed living
space, & a 2-bedroom house at the back consisting of
approximately 365 sq. ft of enclosed living space. The
appraiser observed that the apartments are mostly 1-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, kitchen & living rooms. Some are
being used for usiness purposes. The end is ona grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly kept. The yard is enclosed with a perimeter r wall at the sides & back a water pump provides water
to the property.



Appraisal: $120,000.00 ;
Traveling on East Street turn through Palm Tree Ave. (last corner right before Robinson Rd) the subject
property is the 2nd property on the right before 7th Street painted green trimmed white.



flooding. The property is open from the front but has chain linked fencing at the sides and ‘back,

Appraisal: $1 97, 107. 60.

Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn fight. or onto Lumumba Lane, go ‘almost to the middle of the corner:
and the ee property is about the eight house on the right hand side of the road. ;

‘MURPHY TOWN ABACO

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000
1 sq ft; located on the above mentioned lot is a single family

wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled roof.
This house is approximately. 15' yr old and comprising of
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen.
This house is in need of some serious repairs. The future
life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried
out. Without repairs it is not more than about 5 years. If
upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer
the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood
of flooding in a hurricane.



Appraisal: $72,250.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue
trimmed white.

LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS,
LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq
ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage
& running back 200 ft at its most is located within
the Stella Maris Subdivision in North Long Island
one of the Island of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. Located on this property is a 6yr old
split level residence consiting of approximately
3,058 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 2- ,
bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living, dinmg & tv rooms,
kitchen & breakfast room, also a garage which serves as a laundry room. There is also attached to,the home



‘ a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled patio.

Appraisal: $658,000.00

pAEON NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE) :
ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the
settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62,
comprising of about 34,210.sq. ft., this site encompasses a
12 year old single storney home comprising of 4 bedrooms,
3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen"
Vand laundry room, with.a total living area of approximately
2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and .
- front entrance With a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75.

- This-home is‘approximately 85% eee The property.
is swell landscaped with crab grass, iascos and some fruit tree





Appraisal: $240,198.00 ! Mawar st

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

"Lot No. 4, Rocky Pine Road -

All-that lot of land having an area of 6,092 sq ft, being Lot
3 ow OH #4 of the subdivision known as Rocky Pine Road, the said ”
—— . we (S| subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence,
c - Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately
Syr old single-storey duplex. apartment consisting of.
approximately 1,800 sq ft of enclosed living space with two
2-bedrooms 1-bathroom, living, dining rooms & kitchen.
\ _The.land is on a grade & level; however the site appears to
‘ be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy ainy periods of the year. The property
is no landscaped.



Appraisal: $233, 070. 40

Traveling west on Carmichael Road, turn through McKinney Ave & go all the way to Rocky Pine Road.
Traveling on Boek, Pine Road the subject property will be on the 3rd corner on the left painted gray trimmed
white.

VACANT PROPERTIES

Lot No. 3, Block 8, Derby Subdivision Freeport

All that lot of land having an area of .26 acres, being Lot #3, Block 8, Unit 3, of the subdivision known
as Derby Subdivision, situate on the Island of Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

"Appraisal: $65,000.00

This property is located on 1 Henny Terrace & about 500 yards from Casuarina Drive & 150 yards from
the Queens Highway. All service & utilities included. The subdivision i is zonned as. single family residential.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher . ; &

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the'vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. ‘iesaauartels, go about midways

through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The ‘property. is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
' Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured

as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The |

said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.

Appraisal: $41,770.00

BLACKWOOD, ABACO.

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal

. conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property. is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

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‘Casuarina Point, Abaco
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 11,900 sq. ft. being Lot #23 of the subdivision known as
Casuarina Point, Great Abaco this site has only foundation footers im place for the western unit. The eastern
unit has the foundation walls built up with 8” cement blocks to a height of 3 ft above grade. The eastern unit
also has the front exterior wall erected & 1/3 of the floor poured with cement. The site has prefabricated poured
cement septic tank in place on the site. However the pit needs to be re-excavated to accommodate the installation
of the tank. No plumbing or electrical rough-ins have been installed, there is also a workshop shed with
bathroom on site. The subject property has plans in place for the construction of fourplex residence on two
floors with a toes of 3,348 sq ft of enclosed living space. Property is zonned residential.

Appraisal: $80, 000.00

The subject property is located east off the Great Abaco Highway at the tuurning for Casuarina Point & is the
ist right turning after the “Different of Abaco”. The subject property is located near to public beach access

Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract “A” & being
lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on the Island

- of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $65, 832.00

This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera district.
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Appraisal: $1 36,000.00 .

Lot 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK

Located on this 4,200 square feet
single/multi family property is a |
20-year-old building of T-111 wood .
with. concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,188 square feet
of enclosed space. The structure
was formerly used as a retail
store and storage facility.
Directions: From Golden Gates
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after
passing Farmer’s Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close} subject is the fourth property on the
Right white trimmed black.

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Appraisal: $195,000.00






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The total area of the property is 6,750 sq. ft. Located on this property is
a single family residence consisting of approximately 1,338 sq. ft. of
living space inclusive of two bedrooms, one bathroem, living, dining
and kitchen.

Directions to property: Travelling west on Cowpen Road from Blue Hill Road, take
first corner left fo go to T-junction, turn. left then first right. Subject is second

property on the left.

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Lots 26, 27, 37, Block 1
Appraisal: $638,676.00



Executive styled house which has been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open plan in the outer area consisting of
living, dining with sunken floor, kitchen, and powder room. The inner
area consists of three bedrooms, three baths including a master
suite and master bath, consisting of a large Jacuzzi, shower and
walk-in closets. The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an
open plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.

Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and

fenced in patios ,
Directions to property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light
at the intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive. Golf Course
‘Boulevard, take third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue, then take
second corner on left, Darling Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th
property on the left.

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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES

Appraisal: $930,000.00



of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 7 af the subdivision
known as Westridge Estates
Addition.. Situate in the Western
| District om the island of New
Providence.
Located on the subject property is
a newly constructed single storey
structure comprising 6,000 feet of
living space with a three Car
. Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths
study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator room, |

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be abaut the seventh on the right
hand side of the road. x Val ,

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No. 736 YELLOW ELDER GARDENS

NICOLLS COURT, EAST Appraisal: $78,000.00

Ail that land having an area of
3,200 square feet, being Iot
Number 736, Nicolls Court, Yellow
Eider Gardens. Located on the
property is a twenty-five year old
structure of approximately 753.48
square feet of enclosed living
space inclusive of 4 bedroams, 1
bathroom, living and dining rooms,
and kitchen. ;
Directions: From Harrold Road take the
first right off Bethel Avenue. Proceed
East. The subject property is the
fifteenth on the left painted pink and
white. .











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All that lot of land having an area.

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No. 5 OFF SOUTH BEACH DRIVE
OFF BLUE HILL ROAD

All that lot of land having an area
af 8,740 square feet, being lot #5
of a tract of land situated or: the
Western side of Blue Mill Read
south approximately 700 feet
seuth of Marshall Road off South
Beach Road. Situated in the
Southern District of New
Providence. Located on the
subject property is a split leveled
Triplex Apartment Complex
comprising {2} bedroom, {1}
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen —
and porch unit. The other

comprises 4 bedrooms, 3 ~

bathrooms, living, dining room, kitchen, foyer, porch and laundry room.

UNIT 1 IS 90% COMPLETE. UNIT 2 IS 85% COMPLETE. UNIT 31S OCCUPIED.

Directions: Take Blue Hill Road south towards South Beach. Continue past Marshall Road and
the Wilderness Club. Subject Property is located through the last unpaved road on the right
just before ZNS transmission tower. ; -



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PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT



Appraisal: $112,105.00

All that piece, parcel or lot of
land 2,743 feet East of the
function of the Palmetto Point
road and. main Eleuthera
Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-
year-old single storey concrete
structure of approximately 832
square feet of enclosed floor
space inclusive of shep space
and rest room facilities. '



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ELEUTHERA |
Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION

ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY Appraisal: $101,023.00







Located on this property of 5,500 square feet is a 20-year-old
single family residence of approximately 1,635 square feet of
living space. Included in this home is three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The house is in need
of repairs. ;

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CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130

EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00






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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry and utility spaces
and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of 600 square feet. The
property is fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.
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BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665

The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square
feet and the lower floor
comprises 460 square feet. All
plumbing and electrical rough | oo
work has been completed. The block work is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.

Appraisal: $220,180.00



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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION |
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00

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Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

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Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

All. that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision. known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
‘2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining
_room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.

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Lot 7 Block 8 - BAHAMIA SECTION iV
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $799,560.00

Located on the property of 1.08 acres

that has been zoned for multifamily

development are four buildings: A, B,

Cc and D. Houses A and B are

positioned along the road and they .
face each other. Houses C and D are

located to the rear of the building and

are facing each other. The

constructions of Houses A and B are

just about completed, houses C and D

are incomplete. The lot is enclosed

with chain linked fence except along

the front where a concrete wall is

erected. A concrete driveway (also °
used for parking and about the centre

of the lot) leads from the road and

runs through the middle of the yard

separating House A and B.

Each building contains a total area of
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet. Inclusive of the entrance
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

Each house contains an entrance
porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet space.



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Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00

A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middie structure {town house) of 1626 square feet of living
space thats 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the property up
to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has two bedrooms,
one bathroom, living and dining areas and
kitchen.

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar’s Pond just before
reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right side of
the road.



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Lot 4 Block U BAHAMIA SECTION 1

Appraisal: $348,721 00

The property has four unequal
sides for a total area of
approximately 38 acres.
Located on the subject.
property is a split leveled
structure comprising
approximately 4,427 square
feet of enclosed living space.
The space consist of five
bedrooms, three bathrooms,
kitchen, living room, dining
area, two Bahama rooms, a double car garage and laundry area.





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Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00



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Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the

cul-de-sac. Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear
boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear
road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one
point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of
125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is. an incomplete building of a proposed
single storey house. The living space is approximately 3,228 square
feet; inclusive of foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen, breakfast
nook; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study and ample closet and storage space.

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Lot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA
REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION



Situated on this property of 12,500 square feet is a 36-year-old
quadroplex apartment building containing two 2 bedrooms and 2

bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit

contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen.

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Lot 29 IMPERIAL PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $185,000.00



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The size of the property is 90x100 or 9,000 sq, ft. Located thereon is a
single storey single family dwelling of approximately -1,900 sq. ft. of
living space. Accommodations include a front porch, a foyer, living and
dining rooms, kitchen with pantry, family room with utility closet,
master bedroom with Jacuzzi bathroom and with an additional two
hedrooms and two bathrooms. —




‘Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT Appraisal: $54,000.00

The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.

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Appraisal: $254,355.00

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Located on this .35 of an
acre property is a sixteen-
year-old single family
four
bedrooms, two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. The
total area of living space is
3,016 square feet.

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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single

family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This

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MALIBOO REEF SUBDIVISION .
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Appraisal: $264,300.00
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| The lot is rectangular in shape at the end of a cul de sac and
| measures a total area of 11,128 square feet or .25 acres. Erected on
| the property is a 2,664 sq. ft. single family residence. In addition to
| an entrance porch of 120 sq. ft. and cart porch of 432 sq. ft. The

living space is divided into a foyer, living, dining, kitchen, family and

| a Bahama room. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room
| and laundry room.

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| HARBOUR WEST SUBDIVISION res
| FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $243,000.00




The lot is rectangular in shape and is 120 by 118 feet or .32 acres.

Erected on this property is a triplex building of 2,598 sq. ft. This_

space is divided into three apartment units with different sizes and
layouts. One 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entrance porch, living, dining
and kitchen. Two 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living, dining and kitchen

area with an entrance porch. -

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_ Appraisal: $62,000.00

The unit is a one bedroom unit consists of a living and dining room,
bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a laundry room facility on
each floor, a common swimming pool, and fencing with an electronic
gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the
subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is
approximately 897 square feet.

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i'GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00



Appraisal: $116,190.00






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UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is ina
single family residential area. Sy ,



All that piece parcel and lot of land described as. lot 7 block 21,
Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580
sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential. ots





Lot 52, Block 16, Unit 5 MOOR DRIVE &
MOOR CLOSE CLEARWATER COVE
LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $27,000.00

‘The Subject Property covers approximately fourteen thousand eight |
hundred and eighty three square feet (14,883) and is single family zoned. |

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Lot 21 HIGH VISTA CLOSE

SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $515,000.00

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The lot has a total area of 9,419. Situated on this property is a two-year:
old triplex apartment building of appoximately 3,332 square feet of |
enclosed living space. wie eo eR ats toni gu ataantens
Unit 1 comprises ground level-entry foyer with stairway alcove, living,
dining and powder room; kitchen, utility room and study. Upper level
comprises stairway alcove corridor, three bedooms, with closets and two
bathrooms. ’ ; “

Units 2 and 3 comprises living and dining areas, kitchen, two bedrooms
with closets, one bathroom and bedroom corridor.

Directions: Take Eastern Road heading east, turn High Vista Drive, turn left

at junction go around bend, turn fourth corner right, turn left, subject will be
about 7th property on the left side painted dark green trimmed white.



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Lot 20 COOPER’S TERRACE Appraisal: $91,000.00
OFF KEMP ROAD |

The property has a total
area of approximately
4,550 sq. ft. Located on the
subject property are 2
structures. BUILDING 1
comprise an approximately
25-30 year old single family
residence consisting of .
approx. 937 sq. ft. of living |
space with 3 bedrooms
with closets, 1 bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
porch. I
BUILDING 2 comprises a single storey building of poured concrete |
foundation approximately 20 years old. Floors are tiled; ceilings
are sheet rock with standard plumbing and electrical fixtures. The
building appears to be occupied as a residence having an area of
approximately 283 sq. ft. ;

DIRECTIONS: Take Kemp Road heading north, turn left on to Cooper’s
Terrace go about midway through, subject will be tocated on the left hand
side of the road.



Lot 17 DORSETT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $82,000.00

Located on this 5,000 square feet property is a 1,008 square feet
structure up to belt course.

DIRECTIONS: Located on the Southeastern side of Antonio Brice in the
Bamboo Town Constituency.






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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Vacancy For Director Of Nursing
Ministry Of Health

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position
of Director of Nursing in the Ministry of Health.”

_ Requirements for the post:

Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife holding current licensure with the
Nursing Council of The Bahamas and the following qualifications and
experience:

¢ Masters Degree in Nursing/Public Health/Health Renvices
Administration; and

e A minimum of five (5) years experience in a Senior Administrative
position, e.g. Deputy Director of Nursing, nctpa Nursing Officer
etc.

The Successful Candidate will:

Advise the Minister of Health and the Permanent Secretary on professional

_ and technical matters related to the Nursing Service. Develop policy
guidelines and develop, upgrade, monitor and evaluate a strategic plan for
Nursing in the country. -

’ Specific duties of the post include the following:

* Provide expert advice on nursing, midwifery and other specialty
nursing programmes, to the Minister of Health;

° Develop, implement and evaluate government health policy, related
to nursing, midwifery, community health nursing, family nurse practice
and other specialty nursing policies and strategies in support. of the
government’s objectives;

e Provide professional leadership to the nursing, midwifery, community

health nursing and other specialty hhursing professionals in The Bahamas,
working closely with the professional statutory body, professional __
associations, Nurses Union, Nursing Service Advisor, Principal. Nursing

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‘e"Enstire an ettdctive Bahamian contribution to nursing and health policy
. in regional and international fora, including The Regional Nursing
Body, the Pan American Health Organization and CARICOM;

¢ Liaise with the Nurses’ Association of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas on issues related to the profession, focally, regionally and
internationally;

e Liaise with the Nursing Service Advisor and representatives of the
Public Hospitals Authority on training, clinical and protessonal) issues
related to nursing,

° Liaise with the Principal Nursing Officers to identify clinical,
professional and training issues;

-¢ Liaise with representative from The College of The Bahamas on nurses’
training issues in the country;

¢ Establish and review ethical and professional standards for nurses and
monitors compuance,

° Promote quality care and assists with the development of nursing
standards;

¢ Promote the profession of nursing and develops strategies to improve
and enhance the image of nursing.

e Propose and lew the organization of nursing policies and assists in
the interpretation of decisions as they relate to the nursing service; ,

° Advise and determine the career structure, nursing needs and projections,
and recommend strategies to resolve those issues;

e Develop, update, monitor and evaluate a Strategic Plan for nursing;
© Set short and long term goals and develop strategies to achieve them;

¢ Develop, recommend and implement evaluation systems to. monitor
the quality of nursing care delivered to clients/patients;

° Prepare annual budget for the office of the Director of Nursing; :

e Develop and monitor the national Nursing Cadet Programme to assist
: in the recruitment of nurses.

The salary of the post isin Scale NI- $51, 450 x $800-* $57, 050 per
annum (July 2006 Salary Scale). Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads of Department.

Application.forms may be obtained from the Public Service Commission
and should be returned, complete with qualifications and documentary

proof of relevant experience, to the Secretary, Public Service Commission,
Poinciana Hill Complex, Mecting Street not later than February 13, 2009.

SECRETARY
. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

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to get a cheque

@ By GEORGE FREY
’ AP Business Writer

“FRANKFURT (AP)
Crush your wreck, get a check.

The German government is
paying people who junk old
cars a bonus of euro2,500
($3,250): toward a new, envi-

_ronmentally cleaner vehicle, as

part of a euroS0 billion ($67 bil-
lion) government stimulus plan.
It’s getting car shoppers’

a attention. Abdul Kamand of

Frankfurt said the deal looked
good as he admired new Volk-

-swagens this week at a Frank- .

furt dealership.
“T’ve got a Golf with more
than 10 years on its back; the

-car’s old,” Kamand_ said.

“Through this I can make a
profit. They’re giving me more
than I’d be able to get for the
car if J tried to sell it.”
Additionally, Volkswagen
AG on Monday unveiled an
“Environment Premium Plus”

‘programme to provide addi-

tional incentives such as price
reductions and cheaper financ-

ing to customers taking advan- |
tage of the government bonus. :

With the added VW incentives,
Kamand said he would be able
to knock euro4,500 ($6,000) off
the euro20,000 ($26, 800) stick-
er price.

Owners of cars that are at
least nine years old and regis-

tered in Germany for at. least -
a year can take advantage,

through the end of the year.

The goal is to help Europe’s
largest economy — struggling
with a recession and a rising
unemployment rate of 8.3 per
cent — by promoting big-ticket
consumer purchases and newer,
lower-emissions vehicles.

The almost three-week-old
programme has eurol1.5 billion
worth of bonuses earmarked,
but a spokeswoman at the Min-
istry of the Economy could not
say how many applications had
been received. |

However, Berlin scrapyard
owner Holger Pries said busi-

ness is up “200, 300 per cent,

three times more cars than.
before.”

“And we have reached the
limit of our capacity at ‘the
moment, everyone at the scrap-
yard is working overtime, ” he
said.

major automakers such as
Daimler, BWM, Porsche, and
Volkswagen, the plan doesn’t
require the purchase of a Ger-

man-made car. That has led -

some critics to predict it will

_ help foreign auto producers

more than Germans as con-
sumers look for small, fuel-effi-

‘cient imports.

But car dealers of German
brands say they have seen busi-
ness picking up too.

Participants have to have

their cars demolished at a gov- °

ernment-recognised scrap yard
and provide proof of purchase
of a new car and two docu-

ihents from the recycling facil-

ity. The Economy Ministry will
direct deposit the bonuses in
participants’ bank accounts,
starting in March.

The bonus can be applied to
cars that are either brand new,
or Which are no more than a
year’ old. Many of the year-old

cars will be from company lease:

fleets. !

The new cars must at least
meet Euro 4 exhaust emissions
standards, the strictest current
European Union sét bench-
mark.

Not ‘everyone is convinced
thet plan from Chancellor
Arigela Merkel’s. government
is best for the auto industry or
the environment.

‘Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, a
professor of automotive eco-
nomics at the University of
Gelsenkirchen, said Merkel’s
move was little more than a
political gift to the car market
and predicted only 20 per cent
of the new cars sold would be
from German companies.

Dne could say the wreck
premium is an economic pro-

In the country that is home to

gramme for the factories in
Italy, France, eastern Europe
and Korea. For workers in Ger-
many, the bonus will contribute
little,’ Dudenhoeffer said.

German car companies have
recentlygweported plummeting
sales and production reduc-
tions.

Merkel last week defended

‘her government’s plan.

“It’s good even when a car,
produced let’s say in France or
Spain, is bought, through which
the economy there gets back
into the swing,” Merkel said.
“It’s our common goal to get
all of Europe back on its feet,
because in the end, that’s good
for us.”

The German Association of
the Automotive Industry, or
VDA, stood by the Merkel
plan. VDA President Matthias
Wissman called it “the right sig-
nal at the right time.”

“The combination of guar-
antees ..} can now strongly sup-
port development on the
domestic Passenger car market

_ and help companies master the

difficult economic situation.’

Arndt Sillmann, a salesman
at the Audi Zentrum Frankfurt
dealership, said that every day
customers were coming into the
showroom asking about the
programme.

“At the start, we thought this
wouldn’t affect premium sales;
but: we’ve seen. the opposite
effect. The resonance is good,”
Sillmann said.

UniCredit ¢ar analyst Georg
Stuerzer said the plan was hav-
ing an impact on sales across
brands, and that he expected
small car builders such as Volk-
swagen and French and Japan-
ese brands to benefit the most.

But he predicted the govern-
ment’s move could hurt the car
market in the future.

“These artificial incentives
might affect car sales in 2010
and 2011, as people that would
have normally bought a car
then, will already have one. But
it’s supporting demand now.”






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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Obama caps executive pay for bailed out banks

@ By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
President Barack Obama on
Wednesday imposed $500,000
caps on senior executive pay for
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institutions receiving federal
bailout money, saying Ameri-
-cans are upset with “executives
being rewarded for failure.”
Obama announced the dra-
matic new government inter-
vention into corporate America
at the White House, with Trea-

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. parachutes,”

sury Secretary Timothy Geith-
ner at his side. The président
said the executive-pay limits are

a first step, to be followed by |

the unveiling next week of.a
sweeping new framework for
spending what remains of the
$700 billion financial industry
bailout that Congress created
last year.

The executive-pay move
comes amid a national outcry
over huge bonuses to executives
heating companies seeking tax-
payer dollars to remain afloat.
The demand for limits was rein-
forced by revelations that Wall
Street firms paid more than $18

’ billion in bonuses in.2008 even

amid the economic downturn
and the massive infusion of tax-
payer dollars.

“This is America. We don’t
disparage wealth. We don’t
begrudge anybody for achiev-
ing success,” Obama said. “But
what gets people upset — and
rightfully so — are executives
being rewarded for failure.
Especially when. those rewards
are Subsidized by US taxpay-
ers.’

The pay cap would apply to’

institutions that negotiate agree-
ments with the Treasury
Department for “exceptional
assistance” in the future. The
restriction would not apply to
such firms as American Inter-
national Group Inc., Bank of
America Corp., and Citigroup
Inc., that already have received
such help.

Firms that want to pay exec-
utives above the $500,000
threshold would have to use
stock that could not be sold or
liquidated until they pay back
the government funds.

Generally healthy institutions:
would have more leeway. They °
also face the $500,000 limit if.

they’re getting government
help, but the cap can be waived
with full public disclosure and a
nonbinding shareholder vote.
Obama said that massive sev-
erance packages for executives
who leave failing firms aré also
going to be eliminated. “We’re
taking the air out of golden
he said.
Other new requirements on
“exceptional assistance” will
include:
— The expansion to 20, from
five, the number of executives

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~ who would face reduced bonus-

es and incentives if they are
found to have knowingly pro-
vided inaccurate information
related to company financial
statements or performance
measurements.

— An increase in the ban on
golden parachutes from a fir-
m’s, top five senior executives

to its top 10. The next 25 would
- be prohibited from golden para-

chutes. that exceed one year’s
compensation.
— A requirement that boards

of directors adopt policies on

spending such as corporate jets,
renovations and entertainment.

‘The administration also will
propose long-term compensa-
tion restrictions even for com-
panies that don’t receive gov-
ernment assistance, Obama
said.

Those proposals include:

=~ Réquiring top €xecutives
at financial institutions to hold

stock for several years before

they can cash out.
— Requiring nonbinding “say
on pay” resolutions — that is,

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giving shareholders more say
on executive compensation. .

— A Treasury-sponsored
conference on a long-term over-
haul of executive compensation.

Top officials at companies
that have received monty from
the government’s Troubled
Asset Relief Program -already

face some compensation limits. —

~ And compensation experts in
the private sector have warned

that such an intrusion into the”

internal decisions of financial

institutions ‘could discourage
participation in the rescue pro- .

gram and slow down the finan-
cial sector’s recovery. They also
argue that it could set a prece-
dent for government regulation
that undermines performance-
based pay.

“It’s not a government
takeover,” Obama stressed in

an interview Tuesday with,

CNN. “Private enterprise will

still be taking place.-But peo=*

ple will be accountable and
responsible.”
Still, some ‘elected officials

" were pushing for the stricter

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"caps.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-
Mo., has proposed that no
employee of an institution that
receives money under the $700
billion federal bailout can
receive more than $400,000 in
total compensation until it pays
the money back. Her figure is
equivalent to the salary of the
president of the United States.

Even some Republicans;
angered by company decisions
to pay bonuses and buy air-
planes while receiving govern-.
ment help, have few qualms
about restrictions.

“In ordinary situations where
the taxpayers’ money is not-
involved, we shouldn’t set exec-
utive pay,” said Sen. Richard
Shelby of Alabama, the top
Republican on the Senate

Banking Committee.

“But where: you’ve got fed-
eral money iivolved, taxp yers’
‘money involved, TARP money
involved, and the way they have
spent it, with no accountabili- .
ty, is. getting close to being crim-
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